Monday, May 24, 2010

� President Obama Deeply Connected To Organizers Of Recent Angry Street Mob Actions - Big Government

� President Obama Deeply Connected To Organizers Of Recent Angry Street Mob Actions - Big Government: "President Obama has long standing and deep relationships with these people, who organize law breaking mob actions on the streets of America.
More than one of these groups and their organizers have visited the Obama White House more than once, begging the question regarding these protest “actions”- what did the President know and when did he know it?
If the President of the United States is using the powers of the Executive Branch of government to help coordinate/facilitate mob actions against American citizens, would that be an impeachable offense? Would it at least warrant a couple of questions from the alleged White House Press Corps?"

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Power Line - Investigate this

Power Line - Investigate this: "GM's fraudulent public relations blitz took place with the support of the Obama administration, up to and including Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Geithner's participation makes his tax cheating and related testimony pale in comparison.

In retrospect, it is obvious that GM undertook the blitz at the behest of the Obama administration. It is symptomatic of the era of national socialism in which we find ourselves, and for which GM is a leading indicator."

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Grateful for ObamaCare, drug lobby goes to bat for Harry Reid | Washington Examiner

Grateful for ObamaCare, drug lobby goes to bat for Harry Reid | Washington Examiner: "You catch that part at the end, where the ad for Harry Reid, facing the toughest reelection of his life, was paid for by PhRMA — the drug lobby. And check these numbers from 2009, showing that PhRMA spent more than any single-industry lobby — or the numbers from 2010’s first quarter showing the same thing."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

� Dodd Talks Transparency, Dwells in Secrecy - Big Government

� Dodd Talks Transparency, Dwells in Secrecy - Big Government: "That lucrative 2002 transaction came the year after Dodd wangled a full presidential pardon from Bill Clinton on his last day in office for Dodd’s friend and Kessinger’s business partner, New York boulevardier and convicted inside trader Edward Downe.� Downe had introduced Dodd and Kessinger, and served as a witness on the deed conveying Kessinger’s 2/3 interest to Dodd for far less than its value. In the 1980s, Downe subsidized and c0-owned a Washington condominium with Dodd until the investigation of Downe’s insider trading began to get hot."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Power Line - Investigate this

Power Line - Investigate this: "Whitacre omitted two facts that rendered his column highly misleading. They are the kind of omissions that constitute securities fraud when made by a company in connection with the purchase or sale of a security or when a company reports its financial results"

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans Press Release :: Documents Show Companies See Incentive in Dropping Health Coverage

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans Press Release :: Documents Show Companies See Incentive in Dropping Health Coverage: "“Turns out ObamaCare means if you like your health plan you can lose it. The president didn’t have to actually strong-arm companies into dumping their employee health insurance because his bill carried financial incentives to virtually guarantee that result,” Barton said. “But something’s very wrong when, like AT&T found out, paying $600 million in penalties will allow you to stop paying $2.4 billion for insurance, leaving both workers and taxpayers stuck. I suppose we can’t know for some years how many thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of workers will lose their company insurance because of health care reform, but I know that it will be a breach of faith for most of them and a tragedy for some.”"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Power Line - Demonizing Goldman Sachs

Power Line - Demonizing Goldman Sachs: "I'm not a particular fan of either Goldman Sachs or Congress, but today's hearing confirms that, given a choice, I'd rather have Goldman Sachs regulating Congress than Congress regulating Goldman Sachs. Goldman's employees are much smarter, considerably more honest, and far more likely to have my interests at heart."

Gateway Pundit

Gateway Pundit: "The results from the report were troubling. The report released by Medicare and Medicaid actuaries shows that medical costs will skyrocket rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose their employer-based coverage. Millions of Americans will be left without insurance. And, millions more may be dumped into the already overwhelmed Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax penalties under this new law."

Monday, April 26, 2010

EDITORIAL: Government Motors repayment fraud - Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Government Motors repayment fraud - Washington Times: "General Motors lost $3.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 and is still struggling to reorganize so the company can try to eke out a profit. This grim reality didn't stop GM from making hay last week for supposedly paying back a $6.7 billion government loan five years ahead of schedule. What was left unsaid was that the automaker used another kitty of taxpayer cash to pay off the earlier government loan. This is an accounting shell game, not progress."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Counter Revolution

Counter Revolution: "No federal government has damaged the American free market more than this one. No federal government has stolen more employment, more freedom, more private property -- from this and future generations -- than this one. No government has created more regulations, more unconstitutional dictates, more -- dare I say it -- slavery than this one."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What the Goldman, Sachs scandal is about � Spengler | A First Things Blog

What the Goldman, Sachs scandal is about � Spengler | A First Things Blog: "Now, let me see–do I have enough fingers and toes to work this one out?–the governments are issuing gigantic amounts of debt to bail out the banks. The banks are making money levering up this debt, so it looks like there’s no more problem in the financial system. So to reduce the debt of governments, we should tax the banks’ balance sheet, which have ballooned as the banks bought government debt with zero-interest financing from the government, and made lots of profits…"

Earth Day Philly Style - The Philadelphia Bulletin Archives

Earth Day Philly Style - The Philadelphia Bulletin Archives: "Ira Einhorn was arrested for murder March 28, 1979, the day the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident occurred. Ira Einhorn, environmentalist, was charged with murder during the same period as one of the greatest environmental accidents in United States history.

But the real irony is that more people died in the apartment of Ira Einhorn, co-founder of Earth Day than at Three Mile Island. The environmentalist killed more people than the so-called environmental disaster.

Happy Earth Day."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

American Power: Obama's Socialism in America: UPDATED!!


American Power: Obama's Socialism in America: UPDATED!!: "If the left understands anything, it is that in order for their ideology and its promised utopia to be born, they must thoroughly destroy America and undermine everything America stands for in the world. Once that has been accomplished, then their way is clear. Of course, they truly believe they will be able to control the Islamist genie they have encouraged, appeased and enabled along the way. That's why they are so nonchalant about terrorism and the threat of Islamic jihad. First, they see themselves on the same side politically; and second, they believe they won't have any trouble stopping the Jihad once they are in power. What's the big deal? They also intend to roll back the rising seas, stop global warming, and heal the planet, after all."

Another screw-up heard from: DemCare Bill forgot to include a religious exemption clause

Another screw-up heard from: DemCare Bill forgot to include a religious exemption clause: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as DemCare, has all sorts of hidden secrets. The immense and hastily drafted law, passed through the Senate on Christmas Eve with bribes aplenty, has hundreds of new mandates and some accidental omissions."

Monday, April 12, 2010

SEIU invested tens of millions on Obama and DemCare in order to replenish its woefully underfunded pensions -- on your dime

SEIU invested tens of millions on Obama and DemCare in order to replenish its woefully underfunded pensions -- on your dime: "The SEIU spent $85 million on Barack Obama's campaign and millions more on pushing for DemCare. Among its biggest rewards will be millions of medical civil servants -- and millions of new, dues-paying members. The Wall Street Journal's September 10, 2009 op-ed ('Read the Union Health-Care Label -- Get ready for Detroit-style labor relations in our hospitals'), describes state-run health care as opening 'the door to implement forced unionization schemes' by reclassifying in-home health-care (and child-care) contractors as union members."

Federal Eye - GAO: Postal Service business 'not viable'

Federal Eye - GAO: Postal Service business 'not viable': "Potter and his colleagues estimate the Postal Service will lose a record $7 billion in the fiscal year that ends in September and could lose at least $238 billion in the next decade if Congress fails to act."

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Lori Swanson: Bush vs. the American citizen | StarTribune.com

Lori Swanson: Bush vs. the American citizen | StarTribune.com: "Last week the Bush administration prescribed a bad dose of medicine: the creation of new federal agencies that would diminish the ability of state governments to protect their citizens."

Guess what? Lori supports Obamacare now ?

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Congratulations, Taxpayer! You Own a Volt! - Henry Payne - Planet Gore on National Review Online

Congratulations, Taxpayer! You Own a Volt! - Henry Payne - Planet Gore on National Review Online: "As part of his oil drilling scheme Wednesday, President Obama also announced that Washington will “purchase the first 100 plug-in electric vehicles to roll off an American assembly line.” The only model that fits that description is the Chevy Volt. At $40,000 a pop, that’s another $4 million out of the taxpayer’s wallet."

Thursday, April 01, 2010

American Thinker: Cloward-Piven Government

American Thinker: Cloward-Piven Government: "Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two lifelong members of Democratic Socialists of America who taught sociology at Columbia University (Piven later went on to City University of New York). In a May 1966 Nation magazine article titled 'The Weight of the Poor,' they outlined their strategy, proposing to use grassroots radical organizations to push ever more strident demands for public services at all levels of government."

Institute for Energy Research � Blog Archive � Obama Energy Announcement: More Imported Oil, Less Domestic Production, Fewer Jobs

Institute for Energy Research � Blog Archive � Obama Energy Announcement: More Imported Oil, Less Domestic Production, Fewer Jobs: "Washington, DC – Earlier this morning, President Obama delivered remarks at Andrews Air Force Base on offshore energy exploration and production, and what a scene it was. While many newspapers and cable news pundits cheered the announcement as a positive development, we at the Institute for Energy Research caution lawmakers, the media, and the American people from rushing to conclusions until all the facts are on the table. This is a huge step backward for America’s energy security."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Government Pay Boom - WSJ.com

The Government Pay Boom - WSJ.com: "It turns out there really is growing inequality in America. It's the 45% premium in pay and benefits that government workers receive over the poor saps who create wealth in the private economy.

And the gap is growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 1998 to 2008 public employee compensation grew by 28.6%, compared with 19.3% for private workers. In the recession year of 2009, with almost no inflation and record budget deficits, more than half the states awarded pay raises to their employees."

NASA snacks cost sky-high $66 per person - Business - SunHerald.com

NASA snacks cost sky-high $66 per person - Business - SunHerald.com: "During the three-day conference, the 317 attendees snacked on “light refreshments” of soda, coffee, fruit, bagels and cookies at a cost of $62,611, according to a NASA Inspector General report. That’s $66 a day per person"

Mike rips pay-to-play amid push for probe - NYPOST.com

Mike rips pay-to-play amid push for probe - NYPOST.com: "ALBANY -- Mayor Bloomberg yesterday branded efforts by state Senate Democrats to extract $50,000 campaign contributions from union leaders 'the ultimate pay to play,' as outraged good-government groups urged a criminal probe of the blatant fund-raising demand.

'Pay to play is just something we shouldn't have,' declared Bloomberg."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

FOXNews.com - Democratic Senator: Health Care Law to Address 'Mal-Distribution of Income'

FOXNews.com - Democratic Senator: Health Care Law to Address 'Mal-Distribution of Income': "As Democrats tout the moral underpinnings of the federal health care system overhaul -- ensuring health care coverage for nearly all Americans -- one senator appeared to go off message when he said the legislation would address the 'mal-distribution of income in America.'"

Friday, March 26, 2010

AT&T sees US$1-billion health-care hit

AT&T sees US$1-billion health-care hit: "NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc said on Friday it would record a US$1- billion non-cash charge for the current quarter related to the new U.S. health care reform law, as lawmakers called on the company and three other large employers to testify about expected cost hikes."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

� 2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark - Big Government

� 2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark - Big Government: "And when they didn’t get it, they did what they always do: they lied.
Alinsky taught them well: the ends justify the means. And that’s how the Democrats play. They love using black people as symbols of oppression. They love to use them for staged rallies, staged walks and staged protests. It’s why they fought so hard to keep the heavily minority ACORN alive. They were the portable army that would cry racism in front of your place of business until the company paid them off to go away."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stupid

SteynOnline - Steynposts

SteynOnline - Steynposts: "Ah, that famous Canadian hospitality. One Franois Houle, Provost of the University of Ottawa, writes to warn a forthcoming visitor to the campus, Miss Ann Coulter, that Canadians enjoy only the right to government-regulated 'free speech' and that therefore she may be liableto criminal prosecution:"

Dear Ms. Coulter,

I understand that you have been invited by University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives to speak at the University of Ottawa this coming Tuesday. We are, of course, always delighted to welcome speakers on our campus and hope that they will contribute positively to the meaningful exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a great university campus. We have a great respect for freedom of expression in Canada, as well as on our campus, and view it as a fundamental freedom, as recognized by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I would, however, like to inform you, or perhaps remind you, that our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or “free speech”) in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here. You will realize that Canadian law puts reasonable limits on the freedom of expression. For example, promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges. Outside of the criminal realm, Canadian defamation laws also limit freedom of expression and may differ somewhat from those to which you are accustomed. I therefore ask you, while you are a guest on our campus, to weigh your words with respect and civility in mind. There is a strong tradition in Canada, including at this University, of restraint, respect and consideration in expressing even provocative and controversial opinions and urge you to respect that Canadian tradition while on our campus. Hopefully, you will understand and agree that what may, at first glance, seem like unnecessary restrictions to freedom of expression do, in fact, lead not only to a more civilized discussion, but to a more meaningful, reasoned and intelligent one as well.

I hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful country, city and campus.

Sincerely,

François Houle
Vice-recteur aux études / Vice-President Academic and Provost
Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa
550, rue Cumberland Street
Ottawa (ON) K1N 6N5
téléphone / telephone : 613 562-5737
télécopieur / fax : 613 562-5103

Friday, March 19, 2010

American Thinker: Breaking the Obama Code: The Green Money Machine

American Thinker: Breaking the Obama Code: The Green Money Machine: "As a few dozen�dot-com billionaires gathered in a Palo Alto living�room�one evening in early 2007, then-Senator Obama rallied potential new donors over the speakerphone. After the call, host John Roos, a prominent lawyer, emphasized what most of his guests already knew. The clean-energy revolution was gaining momentum. The election in 2008 would be the critical moment. The ethics-based green revolution could be passed into law, and Obama was their guy. Roos raised much�money and opened many doors for Obama that evening. �In May 2009, despite initial�criticism from Japan,�Roos was given the plum appointment of U.S. Ambassador."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Power Line - A "proud tradition" Eric Holder did not take pride in

Power Line - A "proud tradition" Eric Holder did not take pride in: "Holder apparently failed to disclose his involvement in this brief when he was up for confirmation early last year, even though the Senate questionnaire he was required to fill out specifically requested such information and directed him to provide to the Senate Judiciary Committee copies of any briefs filed with the Supreme Court. He disclosed three amicus briefs but made no mention of this one -- or another one renewing his support for Padilla when the case returned to the Supreme Court again in late 2005. . . .Had Holder disclosed these briefs to the Senate Judiciary Committee, no doubt he would have been extensively questioned about the views expressed in them. It is disappointing, and perhaps troubling, that he did not."

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Detroit looks at downsizing to save city - Washington Times

Detroit looks at downsizing to save city - Washington Times: "The current plan would demolish about 10,000 houses and empty buildings in three years and pump new investment into stronger neighborhoods. In the neighborhoods that would be cleared, the city would offer to relocate residents or buy them out. The city could use tax foreclosure to claim abandoned property and invoke eminent domain for those who refuse to leave, much as cities now do for freeway projects."

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Organizing for America | The Talk

Organizing for America | The Talk: "Approaching your parents about who they are voting for can be intimidating if you’ve never talked about politics with them before. But this campaign has been built by supporters sharing their stories about what inspires them and why they want to see change in this country. Here are some ideas for ways you can talk to your parents about why you support Barack:"

Baucus targeted in rum dispute

Baucus targeted in rum dispute: "“This issue is about one point — the appropriate use of approximately 2.7 billion dollars in taxpayer money. This isn’t about where Diageo receives a free distillery, but about the proper use of federal tax dollars. Diageo has some explaining to do to the U.S. Congress and American people,” said Patricia M. Neal, on behalf of Bacardi Corporation."

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ruth Marcus: The ethics watchdog is still sleeping � Redding Record Searchlight

Ruth Marcus: The ethics watchdog is still sleeping � Redding Record Searchlight: "Rangel was wrist-slapped because the committee determined that he should have known the Caribbean jaunts he went on with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus were underwritten by corporations, in violation of House rules. The New York Democrat's most serious ethics problems, trifles such as failing to declare income on taxes and financial disclosure forms, are still - what a surprise! - under review by the ethics committee."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The American Spectator : White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

The American Spectator : White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races: "Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.'�-- 18 USC Sec. 211 -- Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Top 100 Teacher Salaries For 2009 Average $160,000 | Chicago Daily Observer

Top 100 Teacher Salaries For 2009 Average $160,000 | Chicago Daily Observer: "Music Teacher Pulls Down $189,434.


Number of $100,000 School Salaries Up 10% To 12,438 In 2009.


As Illinois citizens struggle with the severe economic downturn plaguing the state, Illinois public school employees enjoy another record year of salaries, fringe benefits and pensions. See “Top 100 Teachers Salaries.”"

Investors.com - Class Warfare's Next Target: 401(k) Savings

Investors.com - Class Warfare's Next Target: 401(k) Savings: "You did the responsible thing. You saved in your IRA or 401(k) to support your retirement, when you could have spent that money on another vacation, or an upscale car, or fancier clothes and jewelry. But now Washington is developing plans for your retirement savings.

BusinessWeek reports that the Treasury and Labor departments are asking for public comment on 'the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams.'"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Power Line - Entitlements



Power Line - Entitlements: "Entitlements--Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, the creation of 'rights' without limits--are the worst idea that Congress ever came up with. Worse than the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Worse than the Smoot-Hawley tariff. Worse, even, than the NIRA. Pretty much everyone understands that entitlements are destroying the federal budget and will soon lead to the collapse of the dollar and perhaps the end of our republic. Still, hardly anyone seems willing to do anything serious to stop the runaway train. Or, in Ramirez's version, car."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

� Teachers Unions Spends Dues on Left-Wing Causes AND Ally of Robert Mugabe - Big Government

� Teachers Unions Spends Dues on Left-Wing Causes AND Ally of Robert Mugabe - Big Government: "A recent study of contributions made by the nation’s two largest teachers unions reveals that both shelled out millions in 2008-09, with a good chunk going to radical and scandal-ridden organizations."