Flemington, NJ Tea Party

The website for the Flemington Tea Party (SM) group, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Copenhagen climate summit: Carbon trading fraudsters in Europe pocket €5bn

By Rowena Mason
Published: 10:27AM GMT 10 Dec 2009
Telegraph.co.uk

Carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90pc of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn) mainly in Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland, according to Europol, the European law enforcement agency.

The revelation caused embarrassment for European Union negotiators at the Copenhagen climate change summit yesterday, where they have been pushing for an expansion of their system across the globe to penalise heavy emitters of carbon dioxide.

Rob Wainwright, the director of serious crime squad, said large-scale organised criminal activity had “endangered the credibility” of the current carbon trading system.

“We have been talking to Europol over the last weeks,” said one EU senior delegate, after she was asked whether the European Union-run scheme was still viable. “We are making some fixes.”
Yesterday, the UK delegation released a paper calling for the “expansion of carbon markets”, in order to use the profits for a fund to help developing nations tackle climate change.

Suspicions about an unprecedented level of carbon crime over the last 18 months have led investigators to believe criminals are using “missing trader” techniques to buy up carbon credits elsewhere in Europe where there is a cheaper rate of VAT.

Then they sell on the credits in the UK, charging the domestic rate, and pocket the difference. This has been commonplace among trading of very mobile commodities across European borders, such as phones, computer chips and cigarettes.

Read the whole story:


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In other words, just as critics have maintained, "carbon trading markets" are a fraud, designed to allow certain individuals to personally enrich themselves. What a surprise!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Obama's "Excellent Mr. Goodwrench Adventure" in Trouble?

The CEO of General Motors, Fritz Henderson, has quit after only 8 months on the job! Remember: this is the guy that Obama and his stooges hand-picked for the job, after unceremoniously dumping Richard Wagoner, Jr. back in March of this year.
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/29/AR2009032900708.html)

The explanation is that "the board [is] upset that the automaker was changing too slowly, and Henderson [is] frustrated with second-guessing".

In other words: the Obama lackeys on the board are standing over Henderson's shoulder watching every move he makes, yelling "faster!, faster!", to the point where Henderson realized the futility of his mission.

GM has sold off Hummer. They're liquidating Saturn after the sale to Penske fell through. And they're shopping Saab around, and will be liquidating it if there's no deal by the end of the year. Next year, they'll be introducing the all-electric Chevy Volt. And the people on the board think GM is changing too slowly?

You have to give him credit for hanging in there this long!

Read the whole story here:


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Most Transparent Administration Ever"

Yeah, right. More like "Most Transparently Fraudulent Administration Ever."

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- At first it was just an unverifiable assertion. Now it turns out to have been a case of bureaucratic ineptitude and possible fraud. Transparency and accountability aren’t working out the way President Barack Obama had hoped.

The administration was already skating on thin ice when it announced on Oct. 30, with great fanfare, that 640,329 jobs had been created or saved as a result of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Not 640,000, or even 640,300. Six-hundred-forty-thousand- three-hundred-and-twenty-nine.

Asked about accumulating reports of phony jobs in phantom districts, Obamatold Fox News’s Major Garrett that “this is an inexact science.”

Turned into an exact one by his administration, I might add.

Read the whole thing:


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Phyllis Schlafly: "Congress Must Stop the Trial in New York City"

Phyllis Schlafly, who has been a (brilliant) conservative activist since the 1970s, points out in this article that Congress has the power to stop the Obama administration from granting the 9/11 terrorists full Constitutional rights and a criminal trial in NYC.

As she points out in this article, (and in her book "The Supremacists", which I highly recommend), there is no question whatsoever that Congress has this power under the Constitution, although not many people are aware of it. As she says:

Constitutional authority is clear. Article III, Section I, states, "The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

Nothing is new or irregular about Congress prescribing or limiting the kinds of cases that federal courts are permitted to hear. A long historical record conclusively proves that Congress has the power to regulate and limit court jurisdiction, that Congress has used this power repeatedly, and the courts have accepted it.

Read the whole article here:


ClimateGate: The Earth has Been Cooling

If you've missed it, there is a scandal brewing in the "Warmist" (un)scientific community, over a trove of emails and data that has been publicly released, revealing that scientists have conspired to conceal and alter data that did not support their false "Global Warming" hypothesis.

You can read about it in these posts on the PowerLine blog. They're a bit long, but well worth reading because they'll quickly get you up to speed on this emerging scandal, that has the potential to blow the lid off of this "Fraud of the Century".




The emails and data are still being combed through, and more revelations are coming out. The latest concerns emails in which Warmist "scientists" reveal that they know full well that the Earth has been cooling over the last several years, and has the potential to continue this trend for quite a while. The details are in this post:


One of the most revealing statements is this, by one of the "scientists" involved:

Also - relevant to your statement - A1B-AR4 runs show potential for a distinct lack of warming in the early 21st C, which I'm sure skeptics would love to see replicated in the real world.

What this "scientist" really means is that (un)scientific fraudsters would hate to see a "distinct lack of warming", since it would reveal them all as the charlatans they are.

Friday, November 13, 2009

From Middle Ages to 21st Century: We've Come Full Circle

Over the last two or three hundred years, science and religion have gradually gone their separate ways, until by the 20th century they were completely distinct.

But now, thanks to a judge in the UK (where else?), it's back to the Middle Ages for mankind!

Behold the wisdom of the UK's finest!

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Judge rules activist's beliefs on climate change akin to religion
Karen McVeigh
guardian.co.uk
Tuesday 3 November 2009 20.42 GMT

When Rupert Dickinson, the chief executive of one of Britain's biggest property firms, left his BlackBerry behind in London while on a business trip to Ireland, he simply ordered one of his staff to get on a plane and deliver the device to him.

For Dickinson's then head of sustainability, Tim Nicholson, the errand was much more than an executive indulgence: it embodied the contempt with which his boss treated his deep philosophical beliefs about climate change.

In a significant decision today, a judge found Nicholson's views on the environment were so deeply held that they were entitled to the same protection as religious convictions, and ruled that an employment tribunal should hear his claim that he was sacked because of his beliefs.

(omitted paragraphs)

In today's ruling, Mr Justice Michael Burton decided that: "A belief in man-made climate change, and the alleged resulting moral imperatives, is capable if genuinely held, of being a philosophical belief for the purpose of the 2003 Religion and Belief Regulations." Under those regulations it is unlawful to discriminate against a person on the grounds of their religious or philosophical beliefs.


Abomination: 9/11 suspects to be tried in New York

Eric Holder, who some call the Attorney General, has announced that the human filth behind the 9/11 attacks will receive civilian criminal trials in New York City. This means the Obama administration is affording these terrorist maggots the same Constitutional rights as US citizens.

Rather than face trial in a closely-regulated military tribunal, the five slimebuckets - the filthy Kalid "Sheik" Mohammed and four unnamed pieces of crap - will now have a highly visible public platform from which to continue their jihad against America, courtesy of the Obama administration.

Obama lackey Mikey Bloomberg, recent buyer of a third term as mayor of New York, supported the decision, saying: "It is fitting that 9/11 suspects face justice near the World Trade Center site where so many New Yorkers were murdered".

Oh really? You're just plain wrong about that, Bloomy. What would be "fitting" is one quick bullet into each of these creep's skulls. Damn, where is Bernie Goetz when you need him?



Friday, November 6, 2009

The Fraud Called "Green Jobs"







WBUR.org
By FRANNIE CARR
Published November 5, 2009

BOSTON — A solar panel company that received $58 million in state aid to build its factory in Massachusetts is now moving jobs overseas.

Evergreen Solar is shifting some of its production, currently done at a plant in Devens, to China next year, after posting an $82 million loss in the third quarter.

Gov. Deval Patrick calls the move unfortunate, but says some of Evergreen’s operations will remain here.

Evergreen Solar CEO Rick Feldt announces a second phase of expansion at the company's Devens manufacturing facility in April 2008 while Gov. Deval Patrick looks on. (Office of the governor)

“I’m disappointed about the manufacturing,” Patrick said, “but I’m delighted that they will continue to grow jobs in Massachusetts and they will be a part of our emerging clean tech sector.”

http://www.wbur.org/2009/11/05/evergreen-china

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Oh yeah, it's "emerging" all right. It's emerging in China, you idiot!

"Deval Patrick. Massachusetts governor. Obama crony. Moron."

Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

This appeared on the website of the NBC Chicago affiliate, of all places.

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President Barack Obama didn't wait long after Tuesday's devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.

After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.

But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a "shout-out" to "Dr. Joe Medicine Crow -- that Congressional Medal of Honor winner." Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?

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It's a bit surprising that an NBC affiliate, out of Chicago no less, would criticize Hussein this way. But the clueless imbeciles still don't understand that it has nothing to do with who's "advising" him.

The most anti-defense, anti-military president in American history wasn't "advised" to show this kind of disrespect towards the military. It's in his DNA.


Waaaaaah! It's All Bush's Fault!

The Crybaby-in-Chief marked the first anniversary of his election by telling a hand-picked crowd of supporters that his total failure to accomplish anything is George W. Bush's fault.

"One year ago, Americans all across this country went to the polls and cast ballots for the future they wanted to see," the Crybaby said.

But he said his administration was also confronted with a "financial crisis that threatened to plunge our economy into a Great Depression, the worst that we've seen in generations."

"We had record deficits, two wars, frayed alliances around the world," the Crybaby added.

Pathetic jackass.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spin: Neither gubernatorial election amounted to a referendum on the president

The Washington Post writes:

Neither gubernatorial election amounted to a referendum on the president, but the changing shape of the electorates in both states and the shifts among key constituencies revealed cracks in the Obama 2008 coalition and demonstrated that, at this point, Republicans have the more energized constituency heading into next year's midterm elections.

Nice try, but we're not buying it.

Wonder if the Post is even aware that Obama made 5 - FIVE - trips to New Jersey to help out his "good friend" Corzine, and was handed a 5-point defeat for his trouble. Whenever a President invests that much political capital in a local race, it is ridiculous to dismiss the idea that the election was, in part, a referendum on that President.

But calling the Washington Post ridiculous is like calling the sky blue.

Spin: Rebuke of Corzine? No - Rebuke of Obama

Moran: N.J.'s election of 'unapologetic conservative' marks personal rebuke of Corzine

The era of Jon Corzine — as senator, governor and the state’s most unabashed liberal leader — ended tonight at the hands of a political neophyte who ran as an unapologetic conservative.

It was the first Democratic loss in a statewide race in more than a decade, one that gives Republicans the ability to raise money and rebuild, to reshape the Supreme Court, to finally exercise some real power after their long years in the wilderness.

http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/2009/11/nj_voters_election_of_unapolog.html

Mr. Moran seems to have forgotten that The One made 5 - FIVE - visits to New Jersey to get Corzine elected. In the end, that seems to have had 0 - ZERO - effect, as Christie won with a bigger margin than any of the polls were showing. But curiously, Moran makes NO MENTION of Obama in this article at all!


Republican Chris Christie ousts Jon Corzine in N.J. governor's race

Republican Chris Christie, a corporate lawyer turned crusading federal prosecutor, was elected New Jersey’s 55th governor last night, ousting Jon Corzine, an unpopular but well-funded incumbent, in a race viewed as an early referendum on President Obama.



Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Death Panels by Proxy"

It's no wonder the Democrats won't allow this bill to be posted online! As the details drip out, it's shaping up to be even worse than the monstrosity called HR3200.
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EDITORIAL: Death panels by proxy

Baucus bill pressures doctors to stop treatments


Yes, there are death panels. Its members won't even know whose deaths they are causing. But under the health care bill sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, death panels will indeed exist - oh so cleverly disguised as accountants.

The offending provision is on Pages 80-81 of the unamended Baucus bill, hidden amid a lot of similar legislative mumbo-jumbo about Medicare payments to doctors. The key sentence: "Beginning in 2015, payment would be reduced by five percent if an aggregation of the physician's resource use is at or above the 90th percentile of national utilization." Translated into plain English, it means that in any year in which a particular doctor's average per-patient Medicare costs are in the top 10 percent in the nation, the feds will cut the doctor's payments by 5 percent.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/25/death-panels-by-proxy/

Friday, September 25, 2009

Newspaper Bailout on the Way?

"Alternative funding options", indeed!



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Congressional Hearing on the Future of Newspapers Set For Thursday
By Joe Strupp
Published: September 23, 2009 10:55b AM ET

NEW YORK While the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday takes up the issue of a federal shield law, another congressional committee in the House will be focused on the impact of the newspaper industry's financial problems.

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chair of the House Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will convene a hearing "to examine contraction in the newspaper industry, the economic impact of the changing media landscape, as well as the future of the industry at large," according to an announcement. The hearing, titled "The Future of Newspapers: The Impact on the Economy and Democracy," will take place Thursday, at 10:00 am in the Cannon House Office Building.

"I am holding the Joint Economic Committee hearing to examine the importance of newspapers to our democracy throughout our nation's history and the treacherous economic landscape they face," Maloney wrote in a statement to E&P. "The witnesses will review alternative funding options for newspapers in our new and ever-changing electronic age.
Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the federal government has acknowledged that the press is an institution which is afforded special protections by name. In this spirit, I think that the government can help foster solutions for this industry in ways which protect the independence of newspapers and enables their objective reporting to thrive in a new economic and media climate."

Among the witnesses scheduled to testify are Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, and Dr. Paul Starr, professor of sociology and public affairs, Stuart Chair of Communications and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004014990



UPDATE:
Here are some of the results from the "hearing".

WASHINGTON — Facing declining advertising revenues, newspapers should be allowed to recoup taxes they paid on profits earlier this decade to help offset some of their current losses, an industry representative told a joint committee of Congress on Thursday.

Oh really? Well then I want that deal too. When I start making less money, give me back some of the taxes I paid in past years. In fact, I'm ready to start with tax year 2009!

While saying his industry doesn't want a government handout or subsidy, John Sturm, the Newspaper Association of America's president and CEO, said the tax break and letting companies spread out the required contributions to their employee pension plans are ways Congress could help struggling papers.

"Newspapers need cash now to preserve jobs next year," he said. "It's really that simple."

In other words, Sturm said "We need a government handout or subsidy, but you could roast me over hot coals and I'll never call it that by name."

Baloney, D-N.Y., is sponsoring legislation that would streamline the process for newspapers to convert to nonprofits similar to public broadcasting stations. Under the bill, advertising and subscription revenue would be tax-exempt and contributions for support would be tax-deductible.

Nice deal! Any bets as to which slimy left-wing New York rag will be the first to benefit under this enlightened legislation?



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NY Times Admits "Global Warming" is a Fraud

(Emphasis added)

As U.N. Meets on Climate, Momentum Is Elusive

The world leaders who are meeting at the United Nations to discuss climate change on Tuesday are faced with an intricate challenge: building momentum for an international climate treaty at a time when global temperatures have been stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/science/earth/23cool.html?_r=1&hp

Monday, September 21, 2009

HE LIES! Obama Caught Red-Handed

(Thanks to Eric)

Haven't seen much about this video on Gateway Pundit, but you could call it the "smoking gun"!

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/shock-video-obama-2007-revelation.html


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Census Uses School Kids to "Deliver the Message" to Their Families

I was browsing the Census Bureau's website, "2010.census.gov" the other day, and found that they've created a new program called "2010 Census: It’s About Us".

The purpose of the program is to teach school children all about how great the census is, and then to go home and tell their parents how great it is, and to make sure to fill out the census form! Or in the Census Bureau's own words:

The program will provide educators with resources to teach the nation’s students about the
importance of the census so children can help deliver this message to their families. The program will engage America’s youth to help ensure every child and every household member is counted in 2010.

  • Think your child is too young to participate? No worries! The program will provide "Age-specific educational materials for students in kindergarten through 12th grade".
  • Concerned that your child may forget to inform you of the benefits of the census? Silly you! Of course, the program includes "family take-home kits".
  • Don't want all that paper cluttering up the house? Hey, this program was developed with you in mind! The program has created lots of online resources "to teach students and their families about the census’ role in U.S. history, current events and more."
  • You say your children are home-schooled, and you think you're gonna miss out on all the fun? My goodness, how could you think your government would forget about you! Among other audiences, the "program will reach ... Home schools, through Web-based materials."
  • Think that even with all this, the Census Bureau just isn't doing enough to promote the census in our schools? Think again! They've planned "Opportunities to discuss and practice civic responsibility through five 15-minute lessons, available online, during a Census in Schools Week celebration." Yipee! (The week-long "celebrations" are scheduled for January through March 2010.)

And naturally, since nothing our government does these days is done without due deference to "The Community", why should this program be any different? And so, the program makes sure to "Challenge students to get to know their communities and think about community needs."

Here's a link to the Census in Schools program brochure:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One Week After Big Health Care Speech, Obama Loses His "Bounce"

President Obama has lost his 5-point "bounce" in the polls gained after making his big health care speech to Congress last Wednesday.

On Sept. 9th, the day he gave the speech, the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index stood at -8. Within 5 days, Obama had gained 5 points, with the index at -3. Now, 8 days later, the index is back to -8.

That's the good news. The better news is that the health care fight among the Democrats is picking up, with the very different House and Senate bills now set to do battle in public. And, it was reported on WOR radio this morning that work on the Cap & Trade bill will resume within the next couple of weeks. (I find that hard to believe, but these guys may just be that crazy!) And remember it was reported about a month ago that Obama's immigration reform is just around the corner!

With any luck, Obama will beat his record low of -14 within the next 2 or 3 weeks!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Are You Ready for Patriot's Day?

Patriot Day is September 11th. The Astroturf(TM)-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama, and his puppet master David Axelrod, are organizing a nationwide Senate call-in on that day. One dead Kennedy wasn't enough: now Obama is using the nearly 3000 Americans who died on 9/11 to shamelessly promote his agenda. This effort is also no doubt timed to lessen the impact of the March on Washington scheduled for the very next day.

The lemmings will be calling to urge passage of the so-called "Public Option", and will be claiming that "75% of Americans support it". It's no longer possible to view this on Obama's personal website, because this issue has received so much attention that the post was deleted. It used to be located here:


Luckily, Jonah Goldberg of The National Review (and others) have preserved it:



We should all make sure that WE call our Senators on that day, as well as Senators from the nearby states and others with a prominent role in the health care initiative, to nullify the effect of this Obama/Axelrod tactic.

Don't bother with the Congressional switchboard - here are their direct numbers:

New Jersey
Frank Lausenberg: (202) 224-3224
Robert Menendez: (202) 224-4744

New York
Kirsten Gillibrand: (202) 224-4451
Chuck E. Cheese Schumer: (202) 224-6542

Pennsylvania
Robert Casey, Jr: (202) 224-6324
Arlen Specter: (202) 224-4254

The "Gang of Six"
Ben Nelson (D-NE): (202) 224-6551
Mary Landrieu (D-LA): (202) 224-5824
Ron Wyden (D-OR): (202) 224-5244
Joe Lieberman (I-CT): (202) 224-4041
Olympia Snowe (R*-ME): (202) 224-5344
Susan Collins (R*-ME): (202) 224-2523
Others
Max Baucus (D-MT): (202) 224-2651
Charles Grassley (R-IA): (202) 224-3744
Mitch McConnell (R-KY): (202) 224-2541 (Minority Leader)
Dingy Harry Reid (D-NV): (202) 224-3542 (Majority Leader)


*In name only.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Connecting the Health Care Dots: Obama Says Grandmother’s Hip Replacement Raises Cost Questions

This Bloomberg article is from April, but it ties in very nicely with what Cass Sunstein, Obama's nominee for head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said in his essay called "Lives, Life-Years, and Willingness to Pay".

In the article, Obama had this to say about his 86-year-old grandmother's hip replacement surgery (emphasis added):

“You just get into some very difficult moral issues” when considering whether “to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill. That’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues ... The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health-care bill out here."


Notice that Obama lumps in "those toward the end of their lives" together with the "chronically ill". Obama states quite clearly that deciding whether to give old people health care "raises a difficult moral issue".

Well, Cass Sunstein to the rescue! Sunstein believes he knows how to resolve Obama's "moral issue", as he explained in his essay:

"A program that saves young people produces more welfare than one that saves old people. The hard question involves not whether to undertake this shift, but how to monetize life-years."


For Sunstein, the "hard question" isn't whether to withhold health care from old people. To him the answer is self-evident, since doing so "produces more welfare". The "hard" question for Sunstein is what calculation should be used to determine the precise dollar value of an old person's life, as opposed to a young person's life.

Remember, Sunstein has been nominated by Obama to a very important post. His agency will be central in determining the exact regulations that come out of any health care bill passed by Congress!

I swear, Adolf Hitler is not spinning in his grave, rather, he's dancing a jig.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Whatever Happened to "Grass Roots Activism"?

As anti-war protesters called President Bush "Hitler", "Satan", etc. etc., the state-run media told us that this was democracy at its finest, we were hearing the "voice of the American people" expressed by a patriotic "grass roots movement" against the war!

Hmmm. Looks like "grass roots activism" has gone out of style. Here's how they're describing the groundswell of opposition to the government takeover of health care being expressed at Town Hall meetings this month:

"Angry teabaggers and other opponents of health care reform are heckling members of Congress at their town hall meetings back home in an effort to sway the debate and drown out reform supporters."

Admittedly, "Talking Points Memo" is a left-wing funded website. But there's no question that the state-run media has overwhelmingly covered these protests in the same way!


Barney Frank Admits the REAL Goal Behind "Health Care Reform"

Barney Frank, who never seems totally in control of what comes out of his mouth anyway, revealed the REAL goal behind the "health care reform" bill at the end of July.

This happened on July 27th, as Frank was confronted by a group called "singlepayeraction.org", which is in favor of a so-called "single payer" health care system. ("Single payer" is a euphemism for "100% completely government run").

Frank said, quote: "I think if we get a good public option, it will lead to single payer, that's the best way to reach single payer".

He says that at 28 seconds into this video:



Monday, August 3, 2009

Town Hall Protests Across the Country

With Congress in recess and the Dems out in full force attempting to sell their fraudulent "Health Care Reform" legislation, protests against the bill appear to be breaking out everywhere.

This is "Democrat/Republican/Democrat again" Arlen Specter attempting to explain, foolishly, why he can't read the legislation himself:




This is left-wing Dem Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas being protested by a large crowd:



This is Kathleen Sibelius, speaking about it to many of the people her department branded as "right-wing extremists":

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obama's Health Care Press Conference an Unmitigated Disaster

Obama's "Approval Index" has dropped to a new record low of -11. Rasmussen Reports calculates this index daily, by subtracting the % of people who strongly disapprove from those who strongly approve.

This survey is the first one conducted exclusively after Obama's Wednesday night "Health Care" press conference. The only logical conclusion is that the press conference was an unmitigated disaster!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Take the red pill, Mr. President

From David Freddoso at the Washington Examiner:

"If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?" -- President Obama

In last night's press conference, President Obama seemed to be reliving that famous scene from The Matrix. The main character is offered a choice between a red pill that makes him see reality for what it is, and a blue pill that allows him to continue living in a pleasant world of illusions.

Last night, President Obama appeared to have taken the blue pill before his press conference.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama Hits Bottom, Digs


The Cop-Basher-in-Chief thinks he can lie his way out of the "stupid-acting Cambridge Police" debacle he created at his press conference Wednesday night. He thinks he can say a few words and make it all go away.

Too late, Mr. President!

At an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing, Obama said "This has been ratcheting up, and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up," he said. "I want to make clear that in my choice of words, I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge police department and Sgt. Crowley specifically. And I could've calibrated those words differently."

Sorry, Mr. President, but that's just a lie. You didn't "give the impression" that you maligned the Cambridge police. You maligned
the Cambridge police, plain and simple. But I guess it will be a cold day in hell before you actually face up to your own actions.

And I'm sorry but what does "I could've calibrated those words differently" mean, anyway? I suspect you are attempting to hide behind big words in an attempt to sound sophisticated, and remove yourself from the situation.

http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2009/07/24/obama_calls_white_policeman_who_arrested_scholar

And Obama stubbornly clung to his assertion that the Cambridge police officer overreacted:
"I continue to believe based on what I've heard that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home."

(Yes, that's the sound of shovels hitting dirt!)


And once again Obama resorted to his rhetorical chicanery. At the 2-minute mark in the video below, he tries to turn this into yet another race-relations lecture to the American people.




Just a suggestion, Mr. President: please keep your fraudulent non-apology apologies to yourself, 'cause you're the only one you're fooling!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

India Rejects U.S. Proposal of Carbon Limits

Back in June we met with Congressman Leonard Lance regarding his "Yes" vote on the Cap and Trade bill. One of the reasons he gave for voting for it was his belief that it would give the United States greater leverage in convincing countries like China & India to go along with the idea.

Well, as it happens, India rejects cap & trade out-of-hand. As reported in this WSJ story, Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh "delivered a strong rebuke to overtures from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the two countries to work together to combat climate change."

China has alredy stated it won't ruin its economy with this foolish pursuit, and now India has clearly shown likewise. Why are our elected representatives so hell-bent on wrecking the US economy?


Friday, July 17, 2009

CNN Fires Susan Roesgen

Some of you may recall Susan Roesgen, the insanely biased CNN on-air microphone holder (can't call her a journalist) who "interviewed" attendees of the April 15th Tea Parties by harassing and yelling at them.

We posted this article about her at the time:

You'll be pleased to know that her contract was not renewed by CNN. Although CNN is not stating the reason for this action, you can bet your bippy that all the emails and phone calls they received over Roesgen's disgraceful performance were a primary factor.

If you'd like to congratulate Ms. Roesgen on her new-found freedom, her email address is (or possibly, "was" - not sure if it still works):

susan.roesgen@turner.com

If you'd like to congratulate CNN for its firing of her, it's probably fitting to send a note to the same folks we complained to:

ken.jautz@cnn.com
phil.kent@turner.com


And here's some YouTube video to refresh your recollection:



Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helen Thomas Wakes Up!

Helen Thomas, the veteran White House press corps reporter, wakes up and blasts press secretary Robert Gibbs and the Obama administration about their tight control over the phony health care "Town Hall" meetings.

Chip Reid of CBS begins the line of questioning, and Thomas joins in at 2:55 into this video, saying "I'm amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency". When Gibbs tries to deflect and defer, and says "Let's have this discussion at the conclusion of the town hall meeting, how about that?", Thomas says "No, no, no, we're having it now", and continues to blast him as Gibbs tries to clown his way out of discussing the issue.

Could the White House press corps be coming out of its Obama-induced coma?



Barney Frank Already Wants to Spend Profits from TARP

Remember how the clowns in Washington told us that the TARP program would actually "make money" for the American taxpayer? And that money would go back into the Treasury to reduce the debt?

Well, not if the Barney Frank the Banking Queen gets his way. Frank has proposed a spending bill called the "TARP for Main Street Act of 2009", which will take the profits from the TARP program and divert them to housing projects favored by the Democrats. But we should not really expect anything different from the unrecovered spendaholics running Washington.


The Washington Examiner

Barney Frank: Let's spend TARP profits before taxpayers can get them

By: BYRON YORK
Chief Political Correspondent
07/01/09 9:19 PM EDT


When President Obama announced on June 9 that some financial institutions would be allowed to repay Troubled Asset Relief Program dollars, he said the massively expensive TARP bailout had made money for the federal government. "It is worth noting that in the first round of repayments from these [TARP recipients], the government has actually turned a profit," the president said. Indeed, TARP supporters have long held out the hope that the program might be profitable.

But now Rep. Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has come up with a proposal to spend any TARP profits before they can be returned to the taxpayers. Last Friday, Frank introduced the "TARP for Main Street Act of 2009," a bill that would take profits from the program and immediately redirect them toward housing proposals favored by Frank and some fellow Democrats.

In exchange for receiving TARP money, financial institutions were required to hand over shares of preferred stock that paid a dividend for the government. In theory, if a financial institution paid the dividend faithfully, and then repaid the TARP money, then the government would turn a profit. Last month, the General Accountability Office (GAO) reported that, through June 12, 2009, the government had received $6.2 billion in dividend payments. The original TARP legislation required that money made from the program "shall be paid into the general fund of the Treasury for reduction of the public debt."

Frank, however, wants to spend the money before it can be used to pay down anything. First, the "TARP for Main Street" proposal would take $1 billion "from dividends paid by financial institutions that have received financial assistance provided under…the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act" and apply it to a trust fund that Frank has long wanted to create for low-income rental housing. (The measure, unfunded, was part of last year's bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.) Next, Frank would take $1.5 billion from TARP dividends for a so-called "neighborhood stabilization" fund. Republican critics have charged that both measures might allow federal dollars to be distributed to activist groups like the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, or ACORN.