March 28, 2010

Now they passed it, and we still hate it

from America, You Asked For It!

The Obama-Pelosi-Reid branch of the Chicago mob now operating in Washington, DC bribed, cajoled, promised, and threatened their weak-kneed Democrat allies in the US House and Senate to convince a razor-thin majority of jackasses to ignore the will of the American electorate and put the locomotive in motion that will carry us on the 10-year journey to a US health care system completely controlled by Uncle Sam.

They celebrated their unpopular victory as conquerors...conquerors of subjects they rule rather than citizens they represent.

From the time the House of Representatives made their first plan public in July of last year, public approval has trended downward as the electorate read the bill and realized just how expansive and intrusive the plan was. Though approval spiked upward from time to time (especially during the President's promotional tours fawned over by the mainstream media), Americans were never fooled for long.

President Obama and his Democrat henchmen (and henchwomen) continued to negotiate behind closed doors, ignore any GOP attempts to influence the negotiations, and campaign for the passage of the bill most American voters found abhorrent. Earlier this month, the President couldn't even answer a reporter's question about what was in the bill and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "We have to pass the bill so you can...uh...find out what is in it."

Well, they did pass it and now we're finding out what's in it.

Obama got the expected bounce in the polls that comes with any nearly any political victory, but the bounce was temporary. Today, Rasmussen's Presidential Approval Index is back at the same level as before the Sunday night vote...



For the dimwitted Democrats who believed the Obama-Pelosi-Reid-MSM tripe that we would love the bill once they crammed it down our throats, you were wrong (again)!

We still hate it!!!!!!!!



Tags: Obamacare, Rasmussen, Presidential Approval Index, Polls, Approval, Health Care, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Socialism, USSA

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March 26, 2010

For Pelosi's B-day, Donate to Dennis!

from America, You Asked For It

I just sent a small birthday gift--$10--for Nancy Pelosi c/o her Republican opponent John Dennis. Today is Nancy's birthday and Dennis is trying to raise $100,000 in her honor. It's quick, easy, and a small step toward saving our country from the Queen of the tyrants seeking to destroy our country with Socialism!


Will you help be sending a birthday gift--whatever you can afford, $1, $5, $10, or more--for our Socialist Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi c/o her Republican opponent John Dennis today?

Click here to donate and wish the Socialist Speaker of the House a very unhappy birthday!





Tags: Election 2010, San Francisco, Liberals, Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Health Care, John Dennis, USSA, Socialism, John Dennis, Birthday, Obamacare, Donate
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March 25, 2010

With this endorsement, Obama must be really proud

from America, You Asked For It!

President Obama's government takeover of the US health care system did get a big endorsement today. One that should make any (every?) follower of Karl Marx proud.

Everyone who ever found it difficult wading through the piles of the uninsured who perished at the door of the ER can now take pride in their country. Those who can't afford health insurance but read this post on a $2000 computer while smoking a cigarette with their beer will be elated to learn the Democrats' takeover must have been the right thing because the most revered humanitarian philanthropic model of human decency has now publicly given Obamacare his stamp of approval!

Who you ask?

You're likely thinking a Nobel Laureate, or someone adored the world around. Someone especially loved in his own country.

Let's see.



"We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama's) government," Fidel Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president's hand against lobbyists and "mercenaries."

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"It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence ... the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago," wrote Castro.


That's right!

Obamacare must be a great thing because the humanitarian hero Fidel Castro tells us our President did the right thing! Castro says its great that the US is FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CUBA (only a half century behind)!

So I wonder, after the passage of another half century, will the children of our children sail for Cuba in overcrowded homemade boats hoping to improve their lives as they flee their third world country?





Tags: Obamacare, Health Care, Castro, Repeal, Change, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Obama, Socialism, Karl Marx
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McCain Discusses Health Care Repeal

March 23, 2010

Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Under the Health Care Bill

Americans United for Life has put together a flow chart of the ways that Taxpayer Fund Abortion Under the Senate Health Care Bill which was just signed into law. Rep. Randy Neughbauer (R-TX)was correct in calling the health care bill a "baby killer." Below is a screen shot of the chart:


Tags: abortions, taxpayers, tax funded, Americans United for Life, government health care, culture of death
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March 22, 2010

"Remember the Alamo" Then and "Remember 3/21: Now!

by Ron Russell, TOTUS Most in this country know the phrase, "Remember the Alamo" and certainly all Texans know that rallying battle cry! The defeat at the Alamo marked the beginning of the war for Texas independence. A war that would end with the crowning victory at San Jacinto and an independent and free Texas.

Yesterday in Washington the forces of individualism suffered a great defeat at the hands of the over-whelming forces in the House combined with the might of the Executive Branch. The two hundred or so beleaguered members of the House could not withstand the onslaught of the vast army arrayed against them. Their walls were breached by back room deals, presidential promises and favors, and blatant bribery on a scale never seen before in American politics. In the end they were overwhelmed and crushed and their flag of patriotism trampled beneath the tyrant's feet.

But from the ashes of that defeat, a new battle cry will be heard, a new call to arms. Just as the Texans of long ago screamed "remember the Alamo" as they charged the forces of tyranny; the ever growing forces of Individualism, of Patriotism will raise a new battle cry: "Remember 3/21" as they drive the forces of collectivism and Marxism from the field and achieve that Crowning Victory!

Tags: TOTUS, Remember the Alamo, battle cry
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March 21, 2010

PRO-LIFE DEM - WHAT A JOKE

Health Care Vote Set to Expose the Myth of the 'Pro-Life Democrat'
Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following remarks after the public announcement that formerly pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak (D-MI) will cast a "yes" vote for the Senate health care bill today in the House.
Phyllis Schlafly: It is naive for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as 'pro-life,' to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama's first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion.

Not only would an Executive Order be rendered meaningless in the face of Congress passing legislation which actively provides for the massive expansion and funding of abortion services, but anyone who doubts the abortion tsunami which awaits this bill becoming law lives in a fantasy world.

Barack Obama has lined every existing federal agency with the most dedicated pro-abortion ideologues, and we know that he will continue this pattern of pro-abortion appointments when it comes time for him to fill the over-100 bureaucracies created to administer his socialized health care program.

Any formerly pro-life Democrat who casts a 'Yes' vote for this Senate health care bill tonight will be forever remembered as being among the deciding votes which facilitated the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade." "Mr. Stupak and his Democrat followers have now clarified that you cannot be pro-life and be a Democrat. If abortion was truly their biggest issue, they wouldn't willfully align themselves with the Party of Death.

This vote will expose the myth of the "pro-life Democrat." With this single vote, the Democratic Party will divide our nation into the Party of Death and the Party of Life, and future elections will never be the same.

Tags: Phyllis Schlafly, myth, pro-life, democrat, nationalized health care, abortion, Bart Stupak
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March 19, 2010

Send Free Faxes Now!

From America, You Asked For It!
Note: As of March 18, David Dayen at FireDogLake has the vote count currently at 191 Yeas, 206 Nays on Obamacare. With leaners, it goes to 203 Yeas, 210 Nays.

Keep up the pressure, emails, phone calls, and faxes! They're working.

Citizens in Action always offers everyone the opportunity to send free faxes to their legislators, but now you can send their "Vote NO!" fax to 30 undecided members of Congress to help convince them we the American people don't want the Obamacare tragedy visited upon us.

  1. Click here to visit the CIA fax center.
  2. Complete the required info and check "Vote NO!" in the fax list.
  3. Click the "Request Fax" button at bottom of form.

And, voila! You just sent the following fax to 30 undecided Congressmen.

TO Representatives Harry Mitchell; Gabrielle Giffords; Ann Kirkpatrick; Jerry McNerney; John Salazar; Jim Hines; Alan Grayson; Bill Foster; Baron Hill; Mark Schauer; Gary Peters; Dina Titus; Carol Shea-Porter; Tim Bishop; John Hall;Bill Owens; Mike Arcuri; Dan Maffei; Earl Pomneroy; Steven Driehaus; Mary Jo Kilroy; Zach Space; Kathy Dahlkemper; Patrick Murphy; Christopher Carney; Paul Kanjorski; John Spratt; Tom Perriello; Alan Mollohan; Nick Rahall; Steve Kagen:

For the past year and a half, we, the American people, have repeatedly told our elected officials that we do not want Healthcare Reform legislation in its present form. For the past year and a half, our pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!


Please vote NO on HR 3962!

How you vote on HR 3962 will determine how we, the American people, will vote in November 2010!

VOTE NO ON HR 3962!

VOTE AGAINST HEALTHCARE REFORM!

Thanks and please help spread the word!

March 18, 2010

A Call For Courage Immediately Followed by a Cowardly Move on Health Care

There are so many major problems with health care bill that it's a challenge to list them all. There's the budgetary gimmick of paying for health care for four years prior to bill taking effect. There is the myriad of state specific deals added in order to gain votes. However, the craziest and most brazen example of political double talk was when President Obama at a town hall meeting proclaimed that Representatives should have courage and vote ones conscience in a straight forward up or down vote. This was almost immediately followed by the Democratic leadership calling for 'deem and pass.' A vote that would allow Congressmen to officially not go on record with a health care vote, while still passing the bill. This basically allows someone to vote 'present' on health care reform. While the method is controversial and angers many, what's crazy about it is that it is the exact opposite of what President Obama had just passionately requested just hours prior - courage and transparency. This left Secretary Gibbs in the unenviable position of trying to answer questions about this blatant hypocrisy...




A Courageous Up or Down Vote: Nah Just Kidding

March 15, 2010

Palin Rocks Florida

Sarah Palin in florida
H/T Lexington Libertarian: 
Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker at the Orange County Lincoln Day Dinner in Orlando Florida recently. She had the estimated 1,500 crowd on their feet continuously applauding her 40 minute speech.
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ICYMI: Rep. Mike Rogers' Video of Obamacare Reaches Nearly 7 million

Rep. Mike Rogers Video - When the president's socialized health care plan was first introduced in Congress in July 2009, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the House Subcommittee on Health on July 16, 2009 delivered a scathing — but common-sense — appraisal of the proposal, labeling it a "travesty."

The congressman's remarks have since gone "viral" after they were posted on YouTube; as of this post the video has been seen by 6,964,847 viewers.

In his remarks, Congressman Rogers, a former special agent with the FBI in Chicago, said:
Mr. Chairman, I can't tell you how much I'm disappointed at what a lost opportunity we have to solve a huge problem in health care [affecting] access and quality to some — even by your numbers — 46 million, and that's about 15 percent of the American population.

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can't make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak." And so what we've decided to do today is abandon the very principles of America, and say, "You know what? It's so hard and it's so difficult we're going to punish the 85% of Americans who have earned health care benefits as part of their employment, and we're going to punish them and the employers who give it to them to try to cover the 15% that don't have it."

That doesn't hardly seem like a solution that any of us would come to. Why would we punish the part that's working to cover the part that's not? It's like taking a queen-size sheet and trying to put it over a king-size bed. I will guarantee you that the corners are going to come up. . . .
If you haven't viewed the video you should do so now. If you have viewed the video, encourage yourself by watching a Rep. Mike Rogers taking a clear cut stand.

March 14, 2010

Democrats’ Actions on Health Care Most Brazen Act of Political Arrogance Since the Watergate Years

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, appeared today on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to discuss Democrats’ attempts to pass their health care legislation using reconciliation:

On Democrats’ passing a health care bill that has been rejected by the American people:
  • This is the most brazen act of political arrogance that I can remember since the Watergate years, not in terms of breaking the law, but in terms of thumbing your nose at the American people by saying, ‘We know you don't want it, but we're going to give it to you anyway.’”/li>
  • “[Democrats] are tone deaf about what the American people want from this bill.”
  • “I think it's a political kamikaze mission for the Democrats to insist on this.  Pat Moynihan used to say this – the late Democratic senator – no big piece of social legislation has ever been jammed through just by a partisan vote.  Lyndon Johnson had the civil rights bills written in Republican Leader Everett Dirksen's office.  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid – all had 70 votes.
  • “I think from the day this passes, if it should, there will be an instant spontaneous campaign to repeal it all across the country.  It will define every Democratic congressional race in November, and it will be a political wipeout for the Democratic Party.  It will be bad for the country, but it will change the leadership of the country. If it passes, it will define the rest of the year in terms of political contests. If it fails, it will just begin a different debate.
  • “[House Democrats are] being asked by the president to hold hands, jump off a cliff and hope Harry Reid catches them in the Senate.”
On the reconciliation process:
  • “After the bill is law, all 41 Republican Senators have agreed that we're going to enforce the rules of the Senate. Which means, for example, that the only things they can change have to do with taxing and budget. So if they try to change abortion, that won't work.”
  • We're going to go sentence by sentence through the 3,000-page bill to make sure the rules are followed. That's what the American people would expect us to do.”
  • “We'll certainly offer a large number of amendments to try to correct the bill. Just think about this for a minute: through elections, through town meetings, through consistent public opinion surveys, Americans have said don't pass this bill. This is the most brazen act of political arrogance that I can remember since the Watergate years, not in terms of breaking the law, but in terms of thumbing your nose at the American people.”
On Republican efforts to bring down health care costs for Americans:
  • [Republicans] are not trying to end the health care debate.  We're trying to change it.  The American people don't want higher individual premiums, higher taxes, Medicare cuts.  They don't want an increase in the deficit. They're wondering why, if we're trying to reduce costs, it costs $1 trillion.”
  • “What we ought to do this week is defeat this bill - of course there's not a bill yet, nobody has read it yet, nobody knows what it costs – and let's go to work, setting the goal of reducing costs so more Americans can afford to buy insurance.”
  • “Republicans went to the floor of the Senate and offered our step-by-step plan to reduce costs, including: small business health plans, buying insurance across state lines, stopping junk lawsuits against doctors, reducing waste, fraud and abuse. That's a different direction. What the president is trying to do is to expand a health care system that everybody knows is unaffordable. What we want to do is reduce the cost of the health care system.”

Update: "Save the SEALS" - Promote Our SEALS - Prosecute Islamic Terrorists!


The Washington Times: Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, (R_CA) renewed a call for charges to be dropped against three Navy SEALs charged with the unspeakable crime of roughing up a terrorist. The charges grew from circumstances surrounding the capture of Ahmed Hashim Abed, a terrorist mastermind who organized the killing, burning and mutilating of four American contractors in Fallujah, Iraq, in March 2004. Insurgents strung up the blackened remains on a box-girder bridge over the Euphrates River, a grisly event that made global headlines. Abed was brought in by the SEALs in September 2009.

Abed told Iraqi authorities that Special Operations Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe punched him in the gut. That sailor is charged with unlawfully striking Abed "in the midsection with his fist" and with lying to a Naval Criminal Investigative Service officer about the incident. Petty Officers Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe are charged with impeding the investigation and dereliction of duty in failing to safeguard a detainee. Trials for these two sailors are set to begin in Iraq in April, and Petty Officer 2nd Class McCabe will be tried in Norfolk in May.

Public support for the three SEALs has grown steadily since the case came to light. Petitions circulated by Mr. Burton and the newspaper Human Events have collected more than 150,000 signatures. Combined Facebook pages supporting the SEALs have over 350,000 fans. . . .

Little evidence has been produced to substantiate Abed's abuse claim, and a planned deposition of the detained terrorist was canceled. Whether anything he says can be believed is highly doubtful anyway. Al Qaeda terrorists are trained to charge prisoner abuse whenever possible to create exactly this kind of situation. For Abed, a U.S. military court simply would be another front in his personal jihad. Some in the SEAL community believe that dropping charges is the wrong approach because it would deny the defendants an opportunity to clear their names. . . . This argument would carry more weight if the SEALs could get a fair trial. But in the current politicized atmosphere and with an administration that goes out of its way to placate Muslim sentiment, it's not a sure thing that the accused would be vindicated. Having the charges dropped is preferable to seeing these young men railroaded to serve the political designs of the White House. That would be a fiasco indeed. . . . [Full Article]
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March 13, 2010

PolitiZoid - Obamafeld

Politizoid Video: The endless banter, the self-absorbed complaining it sounds like Seinfeld, but with our liberal leaders, its just another day of the politics of meaninglessness.

God Wins Again

Atheist Loses Again On Pledge
God Wins AgainH/ T Worth Reading - God-hater Michael Newdow was dealt a defeat by the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco today.  In 2002, a 9th Circuit panel ruled in favor of Newdow in his claim that the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance were a violation of the separation of church and state. Now, in a 2-1 panel ruling, Judge Carlos Bea has determined that the Pledge, with “under God” is constitutional.

The 2002 ruling reached the Supreme Court in 2004. The Court ruled that Newdow had no legal standing to bring the lawsuit in the first place – slapping down the 9th Circuit ruling.  Newdow went back to work and found disgruntled atheist parents who claimed they were offended by the words “under God” in the Pledge.  He convinced a federal judge in 2005 that the Pledge, as written, was unconstitutional and argued his case before the 9th Circuit in 2007.

Newdow is defeated once again. When Newdow learned of the decision, he responded: “Oh, man, what a bummer.” In addition, the 9th ruled yesterday that the words “In God We Trust” on our coins is constitutional. “We can expect Newdow to start over again,” said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. “He’s not going to go away. But, today is a good day for religious liberty in America. His hatred of God has been rebuffed by the very court that ruled in his favor in 2002.”

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March 12, 2010

Obama's March Madness

Pelois & White House: Obamacare at Any Cost Including Loss of Faith By American Voters

Pelosi: we have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it

Conn Carroll, Morning Bell, Heritage Foundation: Yesterday the White House circulated a memo by pollster Joel Benenson. It was designed to create momentum for Obamacare by convincing wayward House Democrats that support for the President’s plan has been building since the State of the Union. As with everything else that comes out of the White House on health care these days, the memo is nothing but pure fantasy.

This Tuesday, Gallup released its latest poll showing that by a 48%-45% margin Americans would tell their representative in Congress to vote against President Obama’s health plan. Compare that to the last time Gallup asked the question in January, Americans supported the President’s plan 49%-46%. That’s a net six point loss in support for the President’s plan since the State of the Union. That is momentum. Against Obamacare.

And Gallup isn’t alone. The Associated Press released a poll this week showing that 68% of Americans believe the President and Congressional Democrats shouldn’t pass their health care plan without Republican support. “Nothing has been more disconcerting than to watch Democratic politicians and their media supporters deceive themselves into believing that the public favors the Democrats’ current health-care plan,” Democratic pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen add in today’s Washington Post, “A solid majority of Americans opposes the massive health-reform plan.”

Yesterday was particularly tough for the President’s plan. First, the White House underwhelmed the Democratic Caucus in a presentation of the new (still unwritten) reconciliation bill. Then, the Senate Parliamentarian killed the Democrats favored procedural path for passage by signaling he would rule that President Obama must sign the original Senate bill into law before the Senate could act on the President’s new reconciliation package. Finally, the Associated Press reported that House leaders have abandoned all hope of finding language to satisfy Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-MI) concerns that the Senate bill funds abortion. By the end of the day, the leftist firedoglake site had dropped its count of committed House Democrats for passage to 189 (Speaker Pelosi needs 216 for passage).

With the loss of Stupak and his 7-12 member caucus opposed to taxpayer-funded-abortions, Speaker Pelosi will have to find the remaining dozen plus votes from the ranks of cost conscious Blue Dog Democrats. For example, Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL) who voted against the House bill in the fall explained at the time: “According to the Congressional Budget Office, the House health care bill will actually increase federal health care spending over the long term, while proposals being considered by the Senate would have a net decrease.” But according to a new CBO score of the Senate bill passed on Christmas Eve (the one with the Cornhusker Kickback), it actually increases health care spending. And the reconciliation bill only make things worse, since, among other increased spending measures, President Obama “fixed” the Cornhusker Kickback not by eliminating the new spending, but by extending it to all 50 states.

With no votes piling up, and “yes” votes materializing, the Democratic plans to shove Obamacare down the throats of the American people are becoming more and more desperate. This Monday, the House Budget Committee will begin markup on the new reconciliation bill even though actual legislative text does not exist for it yet. The Democrats plan to pass a shell of a bill through the appropriate committees so that the Rules Committee can then substitute the bill that is being drafted completely behind closed doors by the White House and Senate and Democrat leaders.

Politico reports that despite the Parliamentarian’s initial verbal ruling, they will press on with their Slaughter Rule plan to pass the Senate bill without voting on it. NRO’s Yuval Levin quips: “Democratic leaders should be asking themselves just how they have gotten to the point that their strategy is to amend a law that doesn’t exist yet by passing a bill without voting on it.”

But President Obama’s progressive base is way past rational thought when it comes to health care. They want it passed at any cost. And as George Will pointed out yesterday, the very essence of progressivism sublimates the democratic process to the rule of experts in Washington. No one can say if this bill will finally pass, but if it does, it is abundantly clear that our republican form of government will be permanently damaged by it.

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March 11, 2010

Thank You St Louis: 2,300 Turn Out to Protest Obama at St. Louis Fundraiser… Top Dems Scatter!

Yesterday, we reported on POTUS trip to St Louis and One Citizen's Response.
Let's see and hear from people who were there!
Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft was there and reports::


UH OH: Instapundit reported: Some Democrats shun Obama event in St. Louis. “The Show Me State briefly became the No Show State on Wednesday as some prominent Missouri Democrats decided they’d rather be somewhere else when President Obama came to St. Louis to push his massive health care overhaul plan.” Probably just scared of the St. Louis Tea Party juggernaut.

A couple of photos follow - But go view see Jim's full report.
Kenneth Gladney came out tonight to join the protesters. That’s Stephanie Rubach in the background.

Thanks to StL Cyclist for a couple of these shots.

The St. Louis crowd came out in force. Bill Hennessy, Dana Loesch, Gina and John Loudon, Adam Sharp, Patch, Jon Burns, Jay Stewart, Robert B., 24th State, Spike, Stephanie Rubach, Ed, Brenda… It was a great event. It’s just too bad the top democrats decided to stay away. We wanted to greet them, too.
Sharp Elbows has more photos and video of a revolting leftist trying to start trouble at the protest.  Dana Loesch posted some great photos.  Keyboard Militia has more great photos from the huge anti-Obamacare rally . . .

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The People Have Spoken!

William Warren:

March 10, 2010

The Driver Veered Off to the Left

William Warren:

Has Fox News Reporting Been Co-opted by Rupert Murdoch's Business Ventures With Muslims?

Bill Smith, Editor, ARRA News Service: Below is a video interview with British Islamist Anjem Choudary who declares that: "Freedom and Democracy are Idols that must be destroyed and replaced with Obedience to Allah." After viewing the video, read on and while reflecting on the question: are people whom we have trusted for "fair and balanced" reporting now moderating their voices and avoiding listening to the warnings by experts about the dangers of Islam? More after the video:

Today, Act for America identified their concern that "Fox News now condemns All Critics of Islam:"
On Fox News last night as Glenn Beck, Charles Krauthammer, A.B. Stoddard, and Bill Kristol condemned Dutch activist Geert Wilders as a “demagogue” and a “fascist.”

Mr. Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom in The Netherlands, produced a controversial documentary on Islam in Holland called “Fitna.” In the short film, Mr. Wilders argued that “there is no such thing as ‘moderate Islam’” and that the Prophet Muhammad would “. . .in these days be hunted down as a terrorist.”

In the past, the former member of the Dutch National Parliament was a frequent guest on Fox News. Last February, Bill O’Reilly welcomed Mr. Wilders to America, while condemning a scared Britain for banning him entrance to the country.

While Mr. Beck labeled Mr. Wilders as a “fascist,” Mr. Krauthammer said that the popular Dutch politician, who is a leading candidate for Prime Minister, doesn’t know the difference between Islam and Islamism. Ms. Stoddard expressed her agreement with Krauthammer and added that “if people like this (Mr. Wilders)) are elected to lead Holland it will suffer the consequences.

The well-orchestrated attacks on Mr. Wilders came in the wake of news that Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and principal stockholder of News Corps, the parent company of Fox News, will make Abu Dhabi, the headquarters of his global media operations in the Middle East. Mr. Murdock has established strong links with the Arab Muslims, last month agreeing to invest 70 million dollars in the Rotana Group, an enterprise is controlled by Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Prince Talal, in turn, now owns 7% of News Corps. He is #22 on the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people.

The change in Fox News and its stance on Islam has been noted by Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, who converted to Christianity. Mr. Shoebat says that Fox New now prohibits critics of Islam and Islamic terror from appearing on its broadcasts. He contends that the prohibition stems from the fact that Prince Talal is now the second-largest shareholder in News Corporation, the parent company of the Fox News Channel.

“He himself (Prince bin Talal) said, ‘I just had to make a phone call to [tell them to] stop using the word Muslim’ regarding the rioting in France,” Mr. Shoebad notes. “Bill O’Reilly says to Ibrahim Hooper, the head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), that he is an upstanding citizen. Since when was the head of CAIR an upstanding citizen?”

Mr. Shoebat adds that viewers will no longer be seeing any so-called “Islamophobes” on Fox. “Today, I’m not invited at Fox News. Neither is Robert Spencer or Brigitte Gabriel,” he laments. “But Ibrahim Hooper is invited to speak at Fox News. It used to be that experts on terrorism who are critical of the Islamic views [were] able to get a voice on Fox News. Those days are gone.”

Paul L. Williams, Ph.D., author of such best-selling works as Osama’s Revenge: The Next 9/11 and The Day of Islam, has also been missing from Fox News in recent years, after making scores of appearances on top-rated Fox broadcasts over the past five years. Mr. Shoebat says that instead of airing those critical views of Islam, Fox News now legitimizes Hooper, the spokesman for CAIR, a group which he maintains is a front for the terrorist group Hamas.
The above information, leaves us with a question about Fox News, one of the last bastions for a "fair and balanced" voice: Has Fox News Reporting Been Co-opted by CEO Rupert Murdoch's Middle East Business Ventures With Muslim Leaders?

While there is no room for racism, there is room for continued "fair and balanced" reporting to include reporting on the dangers of Islam to our American culture. Islam is a religion which has for one its stated purposes the exchanging of our Judeo-Christian basis of law for Sharia law. So I ask, "Who can we trust these days?"

Is Fox News being co-opted by "political correctness"? I hope not! I enjoy regulars like Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and several others. I tolerate Glenn Beck when he's lucid and focused on the threats to the Republic. And, I suffer through arrogant Bill O’Reilly interrupting his guests when I have nothing else to watch on my DVR.

If Fox News has changed, we may truly be facing the end of an America Republic. Again, I hope not. I PRAY to God in the name of Jesus Christ (my prayers aren't tolerant or politically correct) that we will not! I object to traveling down the road to Big Government influenced by trans-global business and special interest groups. Also, I object to being force fed acceptance of Islam in the name of tolerance and political correctness. I object to any consideration of acceptance of Sharia law in America. And for the present, I expect Fox News to live up to its motto of being "fair and balanced."

P.S. After writing the above, I looked for a photo. The photo is from a subject related article posted a month ago. Check it out! By Hyscience: Fox News Promoting Islamic Terror-tied CAIR

March 9, 2010

Action Alert: Barack Back To Bashing Business

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Last week, President Barack Obama declared the healthcare reform debate over, saying, “Everything there is to say about health care has been said.” That didn’t stop him from hitting the road yesterday to say some more about his plan to “reform” nearly 20% of our economy. Not surprisingly, he once again resorted to bashing businesses in a desperate attempt to whip up public support for his failing initiative.

But while President Obama may be convinced that a Big Government entitlement program is the “right thing to do,” folks with more knowledge about how insurance really works are concerned about the president’s plan. Today’s New York Times reports that state insurance officials are raising red flags over “fundamental flaws” in the latest healthcare overhaul proposals. They are worried that new federal powers to dictate insurance rates (government-mandated price controls) will lead to catastrophic unintended consequences.

Here’s how Sandy Praeger, a Kansas insurance commissioner, explained it: “From a consumer protection standpoint, the most important thing we do is ensure the solvency of companies. …You are not necessarily helping the consumer if you keep rates artificially low. What’s worse for the consumer: having a premium increase or having to pay the full amount of a medical expense because the company is out of business?”

But that really doesn’t bother some Democrats. In fact, bankrupting the insurance industry and undermining the free market is a stated goal of some healthcare reform advocates. As you can see here, one liberal Democrat freely admits that the goal of healthcare reform is to create a system that bankrupts private industry and leads to socialized medicine. And that is a goal shared by Barack Obama.

Here’s another example of just how poorly the fundamentals of economics are understood by Washington’s governing elites. The Associated Press reports that the latest draft of the healthcare bill will penalize businesses for not offering benefits to part-time employees. Given the current state of the economy, why are Democrats trying to penalize job creation of any kind? Slapping business owners with healthcare fines for creating part-time jobs is a terrible idea. It’s just one more tax on job creation. I can guarantee you what will happen if Democrats succeed in creating financial disincentives for such jobs. There will be fewer of them, and it won’t result in the creation of new full-time jobs.

TAKE ACTION: The situation on Capitol Hill is very chaotic. With one eye on the calendar and a finger in the air gauging the political winds, many members of Congress are on the fence. The White House is pulling out all the stops to get the votes it needs. Please keep up the pressure on your elected representatives. Call Capitol Hill at 202-224-3121 and urge your representative to oppose this legislation. If you can’t get through to your representative’s Washington office, look up their local office numbers. Firmly but respectfully tell them to oppose the creation of another trillion-dollar entitlement program.
See also:
Mark Steyn: It's not about health care
 
McConnell: November elections will be "referendum" on health care bill
 3 Dems unsure about changing healthcare votes
 The odds of a government health-care takeover
 David Limbaugh: Obama vs. insurers and the people

Gary Bauer is is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families. He submitted this article in an email to the ARRA News Service Editor. Bauer was a former Republican presidential candidate and served as President Ronald Reagan’s domestic policy adviser.

Palin Adds God App to Palm Pilot

The Washington Post revealed that at an Ohio Right to Life fundraiser Friday night, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin once again defended the notes she wrote on her hand during last month's Tea Party Convention. She said she God did it too.  A supporter sent her the biblical passage Isaiah 49:16: "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." "If what was good enough for God, scribbling on the palm of his hand, it's good enough for me, for us," Palin said. "In that passage he says, I wrote your name on the palm of my hand to remember you. And I'm like okay, I'm in good company."

Mediaite added a little perspective and then tried their own humor: It’d be an easy joke to say that Sarah Palin is comparing herself to God in this clip of the former governor of Alaska at Right to Life fundraiser on March 5th. But considering her audience, there’s really nothing that outlandish about drawing an analogy from the Bible to apply to your situation. . . . So before all the blogs jump on this as “SARAH PALIN CALLS HERSELF GOD,” let’s remember that old saying about “Let he without sin write the sensationalist headlines.”


Bill Smith, ARRA Editor:
The above explains the ""sensationalist headline" for this post. Reference previous post: Sarah Palin's Palm Pilot. Hey, I have also upgraded my Palm Pilot! While the liberal media may not love Sarah Palin, she is still making an impact with her intellect and humor. I can't help but think that if the good Lord were asked if he "really" wrote on his hands: he might wink and smile while saying "You Betcha."
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March 8, 2010

Blowing Wind Up Your Skirt - all you Laddies & Lassies

by Alan Caruba, CNS News: One of the keystones of the Obama administration’s energy policies has been a very expensive emphasis on “clean energy”, sometimes called “renewable energy”, allocating billions to the wind and solar energy producers. Like much of the “stimulus” bill, that money is a waste.

The wind power trade group, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), has been pouring big bucks into a public relations effort to convince Americans that wind is the energy source of the future and that acres of wind turbines should be installed to replace the proven sources, primarily coal-fired, natural gas, and nuclear plants currently providing more than 80% of the nation’s electricity needs. Thanks to Freedom of Information requests, the Chicago Tribune revealed significant collusion among Department of Energy officials and AWEA, as well as other third-party special interest groups such as the Center for American Progress, a think tank that pushes Green and other liberal agendas.

The Tribune reported that an Assistant Secretary of Energy, Cathy Zoi, who formerly held top positions at Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, was charged with crafting renewable energy policy for the Obama administration and emails obtained revealed that she was working closely with AWEA to rebut and discredit a ground-breaking study by Dr. Gabriel Calzada of Madrid’s King Juan Carlos University.  Dr. Calzada’s research concluded that, for every “green job” the Spanish government created, 2.2 jobs were destroyed and that nine out of ten government-created “green jobs” were temporary at a time when Spain’s unemployment rate is at an all-time high, not unlike the situation in the U.S.

At the time that Dr. Calzada’s study was reported, the Obama administration was pushing “Cap-and-Trade” legislation through the House. This legislation would set up a system for the sale, auction, and trade of “carbon credits” based on the totally discredited assertion that “greenhouse gases”, primarily carbon dioxide, were “causing” global warming. The bill remains in the Senate awaiting a vote.

Back in January AWEA was ecstatic over an Obama administration award of $2.3 billion in “clean energy manufacturing tax credits and the President’s call for an additional $5 billion.” There is no economic or scientific justification for the waste of taxpayer dollars in this fashion. Also in January, a Boston Herald article by Jay Fitzgerald revealed that “National Grid customers will experience sticker shock after the giant utility negotiates a long-term electric contract with Cape Wind developers, energy experts warn.”

“The Rhode Island deal calls for National Grid to pay an eye-popping 24 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity from Deepwater Wind’s proposed wind farm off Block Island for 20 years. That’s three times higher than the current price of natural-gas generated electricity—and the Rhode Island deal includes a 3.5 percent annual increase over the life of the contract.”

Meanwhile, in Minnesota, in February eleven wind turbines froze because their hydraulic fluid had turned to gel and oil lubricants were rendered sluggish. These kinds of problems do not occur in other sources of electricity. In Oregon, General Electric had announced a big wind project involving 338 wind turbines that it claimed would power 235,000 homes. Naturally, it was applying for federal subsidies.

In Great Britain, in January, its wind turbines representing six percent of total generating capacity and billions invested, supplied virtually no power most days because, as Dennis T. Avery, a former senior policy analyst for the U.S. State Department noted “The wind tends not to blow when and where it’s already cold.”  Avery pointed out that neither Denmark, nor Germany, leaders in wind energy projects, has decommissioned any fossil fuel plants. “The fossil generators are kept in ‘spinning reserve’ to keep the lights on in the schools, factories, and hospitals when the wind dies.”

The wind and solar energy industries, as well as the biofuels industry, continue to depend on government subsidies to exist, as opposed to private enterprises that have a long track record of providing affordable electricity. First the government gives the wind energy producers your money and then you end up paying higher energy bills as a result. Both wind and solar energy depend on government mandates for their use.

These are facts you need to keep in mind every time President Obama speaks of “clean energy” and “green jobs.” Like so much else one hears from the TelePrompter-in-Chief, it has no relation to the truth.
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Editor Comment: So Laddies and Lassies, do you feel Obama / Gore blowing wind up your skirt? Skirt is obviously an unmentionable euphemism. ;)

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March 4, 2010

S.W. Forida 9/12 Project Rally

The Born Again Americans: It was not Chamber of Commerce weather in Cape Coral as members of the S.W. Florida 9/12 Project lined the corner of Santa Barbara and Veterans for the one year anniversary T.E.A. Party rally, but I would like to thank the the members who braved the elements to show their conviction to the cause... [See info and pictures]
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March 3, 2010

We The People Open Video Letter to President Barack Obama

Patriot Americans will love this We The People Open Video Letter to President Barack Obama. Obama worshipers will try to silence it.


ARRA News Service

March 2, 2010

Obama Full Of It - Media Negligent

In the following CSPAN clip Senator McCain addresses the numerous back room deals and political favors included in the Health Care Bill. He goes on to explain that during the campaign both he and President Obama agreed to change the way things were done in Washington. That clearly there was no 'change' in the 'politics as usual' style that resulted in this bill with its numerous goodies for particular Senators and their respective states.

President Obama's response was to chastise Senator McCain for being in campaign mode. In reality, Senator McCain simply did what the main stream media has refused to do over the last year and a half. He called him out on blantantly breaking a campaign promise. Now the CSPAN clip below, is not the clip you likely saw on the news, as the media still refuses to show criticism of President Obama. What the media presented was President Obama's rebuke with out any of that pesky critique.



However, if one actually looks at the President's record and his statement, it is one of the most blatantly hypocritical remarks made in ages. President Obama is the consumate campaigner; neither side question's ability to campaign or make a speech. Campaigning is President Obama's 'go to' move. Real Clear Politics breaks down just how politically motivated the president's travel is, as one example of the Obama White House's perpetual campaign mode.

Presidential Travel Favors Blue, Purple States

President Obama's trip to Georgia tomorrow will be his first as president. According to data shared by the indispensable Mark Knoller of CBS News, it will mark the 31st state the president has traveled to since taking office last January.

Looking more closely at those numbers, a pattern emerges that is hard to ignore. Obama has visited 23 of the 28 states he carried in November 2008, but only six of the 22 states carried by Republican John McCain. Broken into three broad categories:

Obama has made 47 stops in the 19 states he carried by more than 10 points (including 16 in neighboring Maryland).
Obama has made 44 stops in the 16 states where the final result was within 10 points (including 19 in neighboring Virginia).
Obama has made 4 stops in the 15 states that McCain carried by more than 10 points.


Obama's Hypocritical 'We're not Campaigning Anymore' Statement