Monday, January 31, 2011

Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

Florida Judge Rules Against Obamacare,
Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

forbes.com - In a ruling out of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola Justice Roger Vinson has declared that the primary mechanism whereby the health reform achieves universal insurance coverage–the individual mandate–is unconstitutional. “Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications,” he writes.

With this ruling, and a similar one in December by Judge Henry Hudson in Virginia, it’s likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will be the final arbiter of whether Obamacare stands.

Henry Hudson, the Virginia judge who ruled in favor of that state’s legal challenge, focused on whether Congress has the ability, via the Commerce Clause, to force uninsured people to buy insurance. He concluded that it does not.

Vinson, on the other hand, signaled in an earlier ruling that he was interested in whether the federal fine for not buying insurance is a tax or a penalty. If it’s a penalty, the legislation relies on a broad Commerce Clause interpretation. If it’s a tax, it’s much more difficult to make a constitutional claim against it.

In today’s ruling Vinson considered two arguments made by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, the lead plaintiff on the lawsuit. The first was the legislation forces states to expand Medicaid in a way that’s unaffordable. Vinson quickly dispatches that legal theory, pointing out that Medicaid is and always has been a voluntary program.

The second argument revolves around the individual mandate. The health reform legislation makes it illegal for insurers to discriminate against patients regardless of their health. With that change there’s a risk that only sick people would buy insurance and healthy people would wait or be priced out of the market. To address that problem, the bill forces everyone who does not have insurance to buy it. The combination of “guaranteed issue” and the “individual mandate” is the beating heart of the health bill.

While the new rules banning medical underwriting are popular, the individual mandate has bred resentment. The bill’s authors never anticipated the mandate would become a ripe target for legal challenges. - Entire column > >


Vinson Ruling


Blog author's comments -While I think the ruling is good news, I am not all that confident it will stand without a long fight. Judge Vinson will experience much arm twisting from the Obama regime.

This will probably go to the Supreme Court where Kagan and the "Wise Latina" with the other liberal justices will attempt to keep Obamacare as it is now. But, if Justice Anthony Kennedy (the swing vote) is still a member of the SCOTUS he may vote with the right. Who knows how long it will take before the high court will hear the case or if it will ever go to them.

The majority of the people have never wanted Obamacare. But because Obama views this as his legacy he will do whatever it takes to see that it is not repealed.

The waivers to over 700 companies and corporations which enable them to opt out of this health care law keep growing. This should tell the Democrats that we don't want it. But they all knew this before they voted for it.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Speaker John Boehner on Fox News with Wallace


Chris Wallace of Fox News Interviews Speaker John Boehner

I don't watch 'Fox News Sunday' but found this video of today's show. I assume Speaker Boehner was also interviewed concerning more important subjects than what is covered by Chris Wallace here.

He asked John Boehner why he tears up at times and why he does not stop smoking. I don't find these two questions to be newsworthy but I guess Wallace did. If some things touch Mr. Boehner to make him tear up, I assume he is an emotional person. Some people may view this as a weakness but that is their problem.

I also don't care if Speaker Boehner smokes. Tobacco is still legal and if Boehner wants to smoke that is his business. I would question Chris Wallace if he has ever asked Barack Obama why he does not stop smoking or more importantly, lying to us.

I thought Speaker John Boehner handled the interview well.




Blog author's comments - I have covered most of my comments above the video. I do not think Wallace was disrespectful during his questioning.

With the shape our country is currently in I would think most Americans at times feel emotional or feel like hitting something. As for John Boehner smoking, for now we are still a free country but that seems to be changing.

Hopefully John Boehner will be a strong leader and at times getting teary eyed should not diminish his skills simply because he’s an emotional person. I don’t think Wallace attacked him, but it was a bit strange to ask Boehner about smoking. If Wallace interviewed Pelosi, I wonder if he asked her about the Botox injections.

Consider the contrast between Obama and Boehner. On the question of smoking, Obama is always trying to quit but never does. Boehner says get over it, it’s legal. As for emotions, who is weak but most importantly, who is honest?


video via: gwp

Saturday, January 29, 2011

MSNBC Tells Schultz - No More 'Psycho Talk'


Ed Schultz ordered by MSNBC to discontinue 'Psycho Talk'

dailycaller - MSNBC host Ed Schultz announced Thursday on his radio show that his “Psycho Talk” segment had been discontinued by MSNBC executives.

“I work for somebody,” said Schultz. “I don’t call all the shots.”

Following the abrupt departure of Keith Olbermann from the network, Schultz’s show on MSNBC was moved from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“There’s probably people in positions that are a helluva lot smarter than I am and have decided that that’s what the way it’s going to be,” Schultz said in an uncharacteristically servile response to the decision.

On January 11, following the Tucson shooting, Schultz said that he had not intention of discontinuing the segment. “As long as they open their mouths over there on the right, we will continue to have the segment called ‘Psycho Talk,’” said Schultz.

Schultz has been on thin ice with network executives before. According to the New York Post, NBC News President Steve Capus and MSNBC President Phil Griffin threatened to fire Schultz in August following a newsroom rant in a fury over a lack of promotion for his show.

Blog author's comments - Schultz must be on the short list for a pink slip. Comcast doesn’t want to keep putting money into losers. I have never watched this show except for occasional on-line clips.

First it was Olbermann next it will be Schultz. Eventually they will get to Chris Matthews who has the lowest rated show on MSNBC.

This entire group at MSNBC is in the tank for Obama. Their focus is to do the best they can to clear the way for Obama's reelection in 2012, and to do this they try to take out anyone on the right who may be a threat to this goal.

Like most liberals they never debate or discuss but only call people names or scream at them. When they take Schultz off the air, Al Sharpton and many liberal politicians will never get any air time.

Now that GE has sold the network to Comcast the new owner just might want to make a profit or at least break even so they have started to clean house.


h/t: wz

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kirby Said - News Headlines and Columns

News Headlines . . .

OBAMA FACES TRICKY TASK IN BUILDING 2012 CAMPAIGN PLATFORM


U.S. INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE MORE THAN ESTIMATED LAST WEEK TO 454,000


CBO DIRECTOR: TRILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS RISK 'FISCAL CRISIS' IN U.S.


SHARKS ARE NOT MISUNDERSTOOD DOLPHINS, AND ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE


OLD RULES WON'T DETERMINE GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE


HOUSE DEMS CALL FOR GUN HEARINGS


TOP DEM: WE WILL 'HANG' REPUBLICANS


BRITANS GOING COLD ON GLOBAL WARMING: NUMBER OF CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTICS DOUBLES IN FOUR YEARS


HHS GRANTS 500 NEW HEALTHCARE WAIVERS


STUDENT SUES UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO OVER FIREARMS BAN

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sarah Palin - On Obama's SOTU Address


Sarah Palin's Thoughts On Obama’s State of the Union Speech




'WTF,' says Palin of President Obama's
'Win the Future' State of the Union

The Hill - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is calling President Obama's “Win the Future” State of the Union address a "WTF speech" — referring to a different phrase.

On Fox News and on her Facebook page, the would-be GOP 2012 contender criticized Obama's Tuesday address, saying the WTF acronym “seemed more accurate than much of the content." Palin criticized what the president said about energy, tax policy and investment.

“That was another WTF moment,” Palin told Fox News on Wednesday night.

In a Facebook message posted early Thursday, Palin slammed the president's address for advocating what she called inefficiently large government. She challenged Obama's promise that a planned high-speed rail system and new solar energy research initiatives would help the economy.

"These ‘investments,’ as the President calls them, include everything from solar shingles to high speed trains." Palin wrote. "As we struggle to service our unsustainable debt, the only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy."

Palin also criticized the president’s promises to simplify the tax code and close loopholes that, he said, give "billions in taxpayer dollars ... to oil companies."

"Cut away the rhetoric and you’ll also see that the White House’s real message on economic reform wasn’t one of substantial spending cuts, but of tax increases," Palin wrote. "When the president talks about simplifying the tax code, he’s made it clear that he’s not looking to cut your taxes; he’s looking for additional tax revenue from you."- Entire column > >

Blog author's comments - I believe Sarah Palin is much more polished and fearless than most of the so called Republican leaders in Washington.

Imagine if Sarah Palin had her own show on Fox? The Lefties heads would explode on a regular basis.

Palin is one of the few people who will go after Obama and she has the leadership qualities that real conservatives want. The left trashes her on a regular basis trying to beat her down with hope she will go away, but she fights back even harder.

She may not run for president in 2012, but I think she will remain a strong spokesperson for the GOP and Tea Party.

She speaks for all conservatives who detest what the Democrat Party wants for us and our country.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Barack Obama - State of the Union Address

Obama Believes He Is Very Clever And We Are Very Slow

Newt Gingrich - Obama and The State of the Union Address (video)



January 25, 2011
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IN STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.
9:12 P.M. EST
Text of Obama's State of The Union Address

Blog author's comments - I agree with Senator DeMint who said: "I can’t believe what Obama says anymore. It was really hard to take it seriously."

Sen. DeMint made the comment while discussing how he feels that the president hasn't delivered on any of his promises.

When asked about President Obama's statements about government investments, DeMint said, "Now the president is promising more spending, which he calls investments, when the time is to cut spending in Washington. The president needs to tell the American people the truth. That its time for the federal government to do less."

Senator DeMint, I knew what we were going to have as a President before he was elected. I have not believed anything Obama has said for over two years.

What I was not ready for was Obama and his Democrat Sheeple forcing their spending their policies and agenda on us so quickly.

The only job Obama is worried about protecting is his own. He will do and say anything to be reelected in 2012. We and the GOP have to stop him for the good of ourselves and the future of our country.


sotu address text via: WSJ
h/t: wyff4.com

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOTU Address - More Promises and More Lies


Obama Will Again Tell Us His Focus will be on Jobs,
the Economy, Bipartisanship and More Spending

Obama will use tonight's State of the Union address to call for a common ground approach to get the nation's financial house in order. He has to do this after the defeat his party suffered in November.

He will also talk about jobs and "targeted investments" but the GOP should view these "investments" as only more stimulus money.

This (video) was President Obama's posturing attempt to act bipartisan and conciliatory at last year's State of the Union address. Of course, just weeks after this the President worked with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to ram his health care legislation through the house without any contribution from Republicans.

Needless to say, President Obama never scheduled the meetings he made such a big deal about in his address.



Blog author's comments - This year Obama will say much the same thing he did in last year's State of The Union address.

He will again talk about jobs creation and bipartisanship but he has no plan to accomplish this. He will probably use the term "investments" but this is only more stimulus money. The MSM will praise him and his meaningless words as usual.

Do the voters watch the SOTU? If so, do they believe Obama and what he will tell them? Nothing will change until he is out of office and that should be the main goal of the GOP.

What is the problem with some Republicans? Many of them are lining up a Dem as their 'date' for the SOTU address. They just won a huge election in November via the Tea Party Movement and their voters. The GOP now has some power and it is not the time to play nice with the Democrats.

The Democrats should be considered the enemy of the GOP if the Republicans want to turn this country around towards a new direction and defeat Obama in 2012.



h/t: breitbart.tv

Monday, January 24, 2011

John McCain on Face the Nation - Obamacare Vote

John McCain - Senate Should Vote on Repeal of Obamacare

Senator John McCain says there should be a vote on the repeal of ObamaCare in the Senate. Critics say it is a "waste of time" since Democrats control the Senate.

McCain said it is "not a waste of time," because the American people spoke in the November midterm elections and they want a vote on the repeal of Obamacare.



Blog author's comments - John McCain aka McRINO is right about this one, the Senate should vote. If Harry Reid is sure that a Senate vote on Obamacare would go down to defeat why not vote Harry?

You don't suppose that Reid is a bit worried that some of the Democrats in the Senate could possibly change their minds and vote to overturn this law?

It could be that many of the Senate Dems are looking to the election in 2012 and are worried about their jobs.

They have voted for Obamacare to make it law over the objection of the majority of the people. If they vote for it again the voters will remember this when many of them are up for reelection in 2012.

This would also help the GOP when campaigning for the election. Of course it is wishful thinking, but there may be quite a few of the Senate Democrats who would change their vote to protect their jobs. Let them vote Harry!


h/t: freedoms lighthouse

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Record Low Temperatures in Minnesota

A Record Low Temperature of -46 Degrees Was
Set at International Falls & Babbitt Minnesota

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
518 PM CST FRI JAN 21 2011

RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN.

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -46 DEGREES WAS SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -41 SET IN 1954.

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Vicious cold snap puts northern US in deep freeze

yahoo - Americans were bundling up Saturday as the coldest weather of the season was forecast to sock cities from Chicago to New York and Boston, with temperatures that have already prompted weather service warnings.

The coldest weather in two years slammed Minnesota, where International Falls -- which proudly proclaims itself the "Icebox of the Nation" -- recorded a shocking 46 degrees below zero (-43 Celsius).

By Saturday morning it had risen to a balmy -13 degrees (-25 C), the town's airport reported, but the forecast wind-chill factor was far colder, and the National Weather Service issued a hazard advisory warning of frostbite and "life-threatening hypothermia."

Residents in Minnesota appeared to be taking the winter blast in stride.

"We're used to that. Well, maybe not 46 below, but we're used to the cold," Addie Khalar, a reserve postmaster in Babbitt, told the Duluth News Tribune, which reported that many people did not let the cold snap deter them from ice fishing or playing outdoor hockey.

"You plug in your car. You keep it in the garage. You dress for it. And you show up for work," Khalar said. - Entire column > >

Blog author's comments - I can only add Brrr...
I wonder if Al Gore is staying warm?


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Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
h/t: wuwt

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Obama To Call For More Spending in SOTU Address


Obama to Push For New Spending in State of Union Address

In November 2008 after the election Obama promised that he would cut wasteful spending. Instead, Obama tripled the national deficit in one year.

When Speaker Pelosi took over Congress the national deficit was $162 billion. When she left this month as Speaker it was $1.29 trillion dollars.


Obama to Push New Spending

Wall Street Journal - President Barack Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, sharpening his response to Republicans in Congress who are demanding deep budget cuts, people familiar with the speech said.

Mr. Obama will argue that the U.S., even while trying to reduce its budget deficit, must make targeted investments to foster job growth and boost U.S. competitiveness in the world economy.

The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding—and rebuilding roads to improve transportation, people familiar with the matter said. Money to restructure the No Child Left Behind law's testing mandates and institute more competitive grants also could be included.

While proposing new spending, Mr. Obama also will lay out significant budget cuts elsewhere, people familiar with the plans say, though they will likely fall short of what Republican lawmakers have requested. - Entire column > >

Blog author's comments - Obama will supposedly say that his focus this next year will be on creating jobs but also on spending more money.

I cannot watch and listen to Obama give his SOTU address, more useless rhetoric and no substance. We already know that nothing good can be accomplished with his plan for the country.

Are the Dems and the GOP going to sit together? Obama needs all the blending he can get while trying to sooth the anger which will hopefully be coming from the Republican Party.

Obama was always going to focus on jobs. Now it's back to Green Energy or Green Jobs for those who still believe him. What it actually means is that he will attempt to spend plenty of green cash for nothing. Isn't spending the only solution to every problem that Obama faces?

What would make the evening more interesting is if a certain group of five Supreme Court Justices would stand up and walk out. Do this while saying sorry but we won't be able to stay for the entire SOTU address. This is what should have occurred last year after they were chastised by Obama.


h/t: GWP

Friday, January 21, 2011

MSM and Left Want Civility But Only From The GOP

Rush Limbaugh - Blaming Palin Was Media & Left's Test For 2012




Krauthammer Attacks Media's Bogus Call For Civility


newsbusters


MSNBC's Chris Matthews Displays Target and Crosshairs on Capitol

Chris Matthews on Thursday showed a graphic image of the Capitol building with a red target on it and crosshairs in the foreground. This hypocritically occurred moments before a segment on "Hardball" about violent rhetoric wherein he complained about "over-the-top references to guns all the time by people like Sarah Palin".

newsbusters

Above is a screen grab from the opening minutes of Matthews show. Didn't we just listen day and night that this symbolism is certainly not acceptable? If there is another shooting within the next few months will Matthews be held responsible?

Blog author's comments - Rush Limbaugh has it right. Now is not the time for the GOP to cower in the corner. But, that is exactly what they did while Palin was being falsely accused of the responsibility for the shootings in Tucson. Sarah Palin did not hide but defended herself the way I would have expected her to do.

The left-wingers view Sarah Palin as a threat to them. Where were all the Republicans who should have been speaking out in her defense about what the MSM and the Dems were doing to her and their party?

So who is the next target of the Democrat Party and media? The Democrats and the State Run Media will do and use whatever they can to assure the election of Barack Hussein Obama in 2012. It is the task of the conservatives in the Republican Party to see that this does not happen. The country cannot survive two terms of Obama as President.

After listening to the videos and viewing the screen shot from the left-winger, Chris Matthew's, I also agree with Krauthammer on the Left's asking for civility. The behavior of the media the past two weeks would be laughable if it weren't so serious. They immorally tried to pin the shootings on Sarah Palin, conservative talkers, and the Tea Party.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chris Christie's Smackdown of Chuckie Schuymer

Christie Lays the Smackdown on Schuymer,
Tells Senator to 'Mind His Manners'

Fox News - A heavyweight political fight erupted across the Hudson yesterday when Sen. Charles Schuymer fired a salvo at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for killing an $8.7 billion rail tunnel under the river.

"I believe pulling the plug on the tunnel was a terrible, terrible decision," Schuymer said.

The rail tunnel project would have speeded up passenger service between Manhattan and the Garden State and reduced traffic, Schuymer said.

Christie's office fired back at Schuymer, accusing him of having tunnel vision for a "boondoggle" project that was a "bad deal" for Jersey, which would have been stuck with any cost overruns.

At a press conference in Newark to announce the approval of 23 new charter schools across New Jersey, Christie responded to Schuymer’s criticism by saying that New Jersey would not be able to afford any cost overruns on the project, noting that unless Schuymer was able to contribute another $5 billion dollars, he should "mind his manners on the other side of the Hudson River."


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Blog author's comments - It does not happen often when a politician stands up, speaks out and will not back down to anyone especially a liberal believer in Obamanomics like little Chuckie Schuymer.

Christie holds true to his principles and is doing what is best for New Jersey by trying to control spending. If it is possible to get the US back on track, we could use more people like Christie to help do it.

He seems to be a no non-sense guy and he his getting something done and doing his best to stay within budget. Comrade Shuymer is only looking out for the corrupt unions

Oh what a wild concept trying to stay within budget. I don't believe this thought has ever entered Obama's little mind. Agree with Christie or not, it is great to hear a question actually answered, a statement actually made and not just the usual playing with words. Ask most politicians a question and by the time they are through talking you realize they never really answered the question they were asked.

Christie has done and said some things which I have not agreed with and I believe to be a bit 'RINOISH'. For the most part I assume he is doing a good job in New Jersey while fighting the liberal Democrats.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sarah Palin Interviewed On Fox News

Sarah Palin Interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity

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A blog post which explains in detail 'the map with crosshairs' for which the left has chastised Sarah Palin.

Another blog post with a video by Mark Levin who goes after the MSM over their coverage of Palin.

Blog author's comments - I believe Sarah Palin to be one very special lady. I don't care what you think about this woman but I don't know of anyone in politics who has been more maligned, libeled, slandered, trashed and mischaracterized than she has over the last two years.

For the past week and a half, the attacks on her from the left have been vicious and merciless, and without merit. But she seems to have risen above all of the absolute lies and hatred which has been heaped upon her.

She has not groveled to the MSM or anyone which is what they had hoped for and expected. She has done just the opposite and does not seem to be bitter about what is happening and will continue to happen to her from the left-wingers. She has faced this since 2008 and so has her family.

The MSM and the frothing left-wing of the Democrat Party had expected Sarah Palin to leave, remove herself from politics, just go away, but that has not happened. I believe she will have a great impact on the conservative base, the Republican Party and the 2012 election.

Sadly even many of the GOP political insiders and 'blue bloods' are against her, but she continues to prevail. As I said at the beginning of these comments, she is a very special person.


The Ruthless and Irresponsible Main Stream Media

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Amusing Editorial Cartoons

Michael Ramirez - Editorial Cartoonist

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Blog author's comments - Michael Ramirez is one of the best Editorial Cartoonists in the business and of course my favorite. I've always thought that Mr. Ramirez was great, but over the past year or more I believe he has produced even better cartoons.

Perhaps it has helped him to have the subject matter he has had for the past two years. Michael Ramirez, my thanks for your insightful illustrations.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Chris Matthews - Older White People And Obama


Chris Matthews: Older White People Have a Problem With Obama

Chris Matthews has a show on the most liberal network on television where he always does his usual best to prop up Obama and his entire Administration. Matthews talks to MSNBC's Chris Jansing about his special on Barack Obama, which will probably draw the same very low ratings he receives from his nightly show "Hardball".

Matthews attacked "older white people" for having bigoted feelings against the first African American President.

While praising younger Americans, he says, "And I think that's a generalization and I'll stick with it. I think younger people do not see race as an obstacle." He then praised the "non-judgmental" attitude of Obama voters, saying, "In fact, they say race is irrelevant and don't even notice it, whereas older people notice it all the time."



newsbusters - On Martin Luther King Jr Day, MSNBC's Chris Matthews did his part to bring Americans together by accusing Republicans of still being afraid of black people.

During a Hardball special, aired on Monday night, called "Obama's America" Matthews, insultingly asked former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele if, at GOP conventions if black-Americans at that event were told not to "bunch up" because "you'll scare these people" and added: "Did you fear that if you got together with some other African-Americans white guys might get scared of you?"

Steele, who was the only Republican on the panel, seemed shocked by the question as he responded to Matthews: "No! What are you talking about?" and then proceeded to cite the successful candidacies of Tim Scott, Allen West and others in the GOP field that would suggest white Republicans weren't exactly afraid of, as Matthews put it, "black folk hanging together."

Blog author's comments - Chris Matthews is a perfect example that liberalism does seem to be a mental disorder for which there is no cure.

Matthews talks about the older people in America being bigots. I wonder what age one must be to be old according to Matthews? He is 65. The fact is that a large number of "older Americans" voted for Obama in 2008. Hopefully they won't make that mistake again in 2012.

I know people of all ages who dislike what Obama has done and would like to continue to do to the country. I think the result of the midterm election proves that point. Apparently Matthews still believes the only reason all of the citizens in this country don't agree with Obama's policies and agenda is because is a black man.

This liberal thinking not only comes from Matthews and others on MSNBC. Look at what the left wing MSM and Democrat Party politicians did to Sarah Palin after the tragic shooting in Arizona.


h/t: HAP

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kirby Said - News Headlines and Columns

News Headlines . . .


HOUSE VOTE TO REPEAL HEALTHCARE REFORM SET FOR WEDNESDAY


WHY THE LEFT LOST IT


REINCE PRIEBUS WINS RACE FOR RNC CHIEF AFTER STEELE BOWS OUT


TUCSON SHOOTING VICTIM BLAMES SARAH PALIN, GLENN BECK, SHARRON ANGLE


COBURN 'DISGUSTED' WITH THE MEDIA


ARIZONA SHOOTING VICTIM ARRESTED AT TOWN HALL MEETING FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING TEA PARTIER'S LIFE


A CONGRESS THAT REASSERTS IT'S POWER


GUN CONTROL OPPORTUNISTS


75% WANT HEALTH CARE LAW CHANGED

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Obama - I Will Cut Fuel Costs & Produce Jobs

Obama Promised 5 Million Jobs in Campaign Gas Ad.
Unemployment and Gas Prices Are Up. Obama is the
Worst Jobs President Since the Great Depression

April 2008 - As Congress holds hearings on Capitol Hill, demanding to know why oil and gas companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron are earning billions as the price of gas creeps upward, Obama made some promises of his own on how he would cut the cost of fuel.

"Gas prices are killing folks," Obama said. "I got an email from a friend of mine; it says, just in case you're not living in the real world, being driven around by Secret Service, it just cost me $85 to fill up my tank."

Barack Obama Promised 5 Million Jobs in Campaign Gas Ad. (video)





Obama promised lower gas prices but they are up 55%.

Also 4.1 million people lost their jobs in 2009. The most job losses in a year since 1940.

Government-funded solar companies are moving to China.

Blog author's comments - Can somebody explain why Obama loaned 1 Billion dollars to Brazil for off shore oil drilling, while banning drilling in our country?

If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not drill in the U.S.A.? The land of the sort of free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits.

It should be no surprise that gas prices are on the rise. The Democrat Party has been fighting the drilling for oil in our country for many ears.

This is why you don’t elect community organizers to the White House. They don't know what they are doing, or if they do should not be our president.

According to the Left, it doesn’t matter if you actually get results, so long as you said it well. Obama’s Arizona speech was exactly that and he didn’t mean a word of it. But because he said it well, the MSM hailed it as "Presidential" and "one of his greatest moments".


Obama's No Zone Map Against Drilling For Our Own Oil


chart via: Heritage
h/t: GWP

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mark Levin - Questions For Obama & MSNBC


Mark Levin Asks if Obama is Going to Denounce
Left-Wing Vile Attacks on Sarah Palin

Levin wants to know when Obama is going to call a halt to the hate speech. Obama's own far-Left base would be a good place to start.

Levin also called out the media, namely MSNBC. Is anyone from the Obama regime or MSNBC going to step up and condemn the record number of death threats that Sarah Palin has been getting -- ever since the media assault against her began over the Arizona shooting?

Much of the vile outright hatred we have seen displayed for Palin is coming from the liberals at MSNBC. He calls out the hosts on MSNBC specifically.

They will continue to fuel the fire against Sarah Palin because they hope she will go away. They have anger for her which never stops.

They are using this as an attempt to try to tear down the GOP and prop up their guy who resides in the White House. I honestly don't know how they can do what they do every day. Are they proud of themselves?



Blog author's comments - I listened to this live because I desperately wanted someone to defend Sarah Palin. Rush did what he could, but even he didn't get mad enough. He is busy fending off the liberals for saying he is also some how responsible for causing the shootings in Arizona.

It is impossible for me not to feel angry about what the left is putting Sarah Palin through. I feel lucky to have met her in 2008. She has become a very polished spokesperson for the Tea Party and the Republican Party.

I never thought it could get any worse but it does, day after day. I didn't think there was anything more they could possibly say or do to her that would be worse than what they have done in the past.

It's unbelievable how ruthless and sadistic the left-wing pathetic news show on-air people and many Democrats really are. Would they be happy and joyful if another nut job shot and killed Sarah Palin? Would this make them all sleep better at night? Probably!

Sarah Palin is a convenient person to direct their hate. The left is extremely angry at what happened in the November election. Palin is an easy target because she played a large part in the outcome of the midterm election.

The left-wing hates and fears the Tea Party. They dislike Christians, conservatives, gun owners, conservative talk-show radio hosts. They hate anyone who does not agree with them or the person who is now the president.

For those of you who have never listened to Mark Levin, you should do yourself a favor. He is an extremely bright and articulate man. He is a lawyer, best selling author and political commentator who served the Reagan administration. He has a nationally-syndicated talk show and he is President of the Landmark Legal Foundation.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rep. Gohmert's Advice To Sheriff Dupnik - Quiet!

Former Judge to AZ Sheriff: 'Shut Up Before You
Do Any More Damage to the Prosecution's Case'

CNS News- Rep. Louis Gohmert (R.-Texas), a former prosecutor and judge and a current member of the House Judiciary Committee, is offering some advice to Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who has gained national attention since Saturday for his suggestions that radio and television talk shows were somehow responsible for the shooting attack in Tucson that took the lives of 6 people and wounded 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

At the Capitol on Wednesday, Gohmert told CNSNews.com, “As far as advice for the sheriff, you know, he’s an elected official. He’s an American. He’s not prohibited by law from making the ridiculous statements that he has that do more to help the defendant than they do anyone else, including the victims. And so, I know as a former prosecutor, my advice to the sheriff would be to shut up before you do any more damage to the prosecution’s case.”



“Quit helping the defendant, sheriff,” Gohmert said. “But if he wants to help the defendant, he’s elected by the local people, and he’s free to help the defendant with their defense, if that’s what he chooses to do. And then the people can decide in the next election if that’s the kind of sheriff they want.”- Continue reading > >

Blog author's comments - My opinion - sheriff Dupnik is doing a cover up. I think he knew that Jared Loughner was quite possibly a bomb that could go off at any time, but he did nothing to try to stop it.

He has now provided Loughner's defense team something they will bring to court. Sheriff Dupnik could be a witness for the defense. When his term as Sheriff is over he will be gone.

The shooting was a lone act by an insane individual. The left-wing politicians and journalists will do and say anything for their own gain.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Speaker Boehner Opposes Gun Control Bill

Boehner Opposes New Gun-Control Bill

The Hill - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is rejecting gun-control legislation offered by the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in response to the weekend shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 19 others in Arizona.

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) announced plans Tuesday to introduce legislation prohibiting people from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of members of Congress.

King, who has previously called for the removal of illegal guns from the streets, made the announcement alongside New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s loudest voices for stricter gun laws.

King said the legislation is not intended only for the safety of government officials but also to protect the public. He said elected officials are not necessarily more important than constituents, but by protecting them in this way, they would feel safer in meeting federal officials at public events.

“The fact is they do represent the people who elect them, and it’s essential, if we’re going to continue to have contact, that the public who are at these meetings are ensured of their own safety,” King said.

King’s legislation got the cold shoulder from Boehner and other Republicans after it was announced.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the Speaker would not support King’s legislation. - Entire column > >

Blog author's comments - Criminals who have the intent of harming someone are not going to be stopped by another gun law. If there were more guns at the Safeway store the morning of the shooting, maybe the body count would not have been so devastating.

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) announced plans Tuesday to introduce legislation prohibiting people from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of members of Congress. Does King really believe his law would stop a deranged person who is out to complete his mission of violence?

Where has Obama been while the left-wing hate speech and accusatory rhetoric has been thrown at the conservatives that the left seeks to discredit with their blatant lies? Obama is enjoying this and I believe he hopes it will continue.

Most of us are more afraid of our government then guns! The person in the White House and all his faithful followers, in particular the Main Stream Media and many members of the Democrat Party, are the ones who are doing the harm to the country.

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” - Ronald Reagan.


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Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Allen West - On Political Opportunism By The Left


The Palm Beach Post - U.S. Rep. Allen West, this morning criticized “political opportunism” in the wake of Saturday’s shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and said he has no plans to tone down his own “stronger language.”

Within hours of the shooting that killed six and critically injured Giffords, some commentators placed the massacre in the context of the nation’s heated political climate and blamed the tea party movement, Sarah Palin and other conservatives although no public evidence has suggested accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner was associated with or sympathetic to any of them. Some critics pointed to West’s own words — such as saying citizens must be “well-informed and well-armed because this government that we have now is a tyrannical government” — as contributing to that climate.

West has rejected such criticism and accused those making it of trying to score political points.

“One of the concerns I do have is the political opportunism that has come out of this. That’s kind of deplorable and unconscionable what some people are doing. This is not the time to start looking for grandstanding and things of that nature,” West said.

Asked if he had any regrets about his choice of words in the past, West said, “No I don’t, because I think when you look at the president saying don’t bring a knife to a gun fight and the fact that the president talked about if the Republicans were to win in the midterms we’re going to have hand-to-hand combat.”

He also said a blogger in Broward County had once said West should be skinned alive, so “I think there are some things that both sides need to be concerned about.”

West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, has said his references to “bayonets” and military imagery are metaphorical — and he has no plans to stop using them.

“Now that I’ve been sworn into Congress I’m still the type of person that, if there are means by which I can inspire people, I will use historical references and metaphors, which is what I have done. But my background is, I am a tough guy and in tough times we have to use a little bit of stronger language when you start talking about the future legacy of my country,” West said. - Read entire column > >

Blog author's comments - Most of us know, aside from the Obama followers, that the left is using the shooting in Arizona to take some of the political heat off of themselves by blaming those on the right for the tragedy.

This is what Rep. West said very well. He will not back down from the left or the MSM.The Democrats and the MSM will soon concentrate their efforts on taking down Allen West. I believe he will play a big part with regard to the future of the Republican Party.

This is the 'crisis' Obama and the Dems needed and of course the MSM will help them as much as they can. They hope that this will have an impact on the 2012 election. They were desperate to find anything to cling to after the loss they suffered in the midterm election.


fox news-special report - Brit Hume on the left wing jumping to conclusions (video).

Monday, January 10, 2011

Liberals & State Run Media - Out Of Control

Democrats Used Targets And Bulls eyes Against Republicans

Some members of the Democratic Party and the Main Stream Media are taking the tragedy of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and the killing of 6 innocent people by Jared Loughner a leftist madman, and turning it into a hate feast against Sarah Palin, the Tea Party movement and many other conservatives.

Quite pathetic that the Dems have taken this crisis and used it for their own benefit. It is almost as if they welcome this tragedy. I assume that after such a big loss in the midterm election they will resort to anything to take the spotlight off of their party and do whatever is necessary to try to bring down the GOP.

The State Run Media is showing Sarah Palin's map, but will not say that the Democrat Party has in the past, done the same thing.

Democrats map and information from the Democratic Leadership Council in 2004.

Sarah Palin's map, March of 2010

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These are surveyor symbols used on a map. See Sarah Palin's map:


These are crosshairs:


And a bullseye: The sort used on the DLC map:


The Democrats map of 2004

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Blog author's comments - What this shooting/tragedy is about is Jared Loughner who was described by a classmate as a 'Left-Wing Pothead' who apparently had a dislike for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He is a Marx-supporting liberal lunatic whose favorite books were: Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.

To attempt to lay blame on Sarah Palin, the GOP, and many other conservatives for the shooter's actions shows just how deranged some people on the left actually are. Leveling these charges against Sarah Palin and the Tea Party is outrageous.

Jared Loughner has apparently been stalking Gabrielle Giffords since 2007. This is before anyone heard of Sarah Palin. A sad event like this is being used as a tool to silence anyone who disagrees with the left.

Sarah Palin's staff posted on her website/facebook page, 'targets' on a map of the United States, of U.S. House districts that Sarah Palin wanted to target as possible GOP wins for the 2010 mid-term elections. This map was posted in March of 2010, almost a year ago. They were the targeted districts for house races, one of them was Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.

Because of this map the liberals are showing everyone who they really are, and what they are capable of doing for their own gain. As can be seen above, the Democrats used the same strategy for an election with a map showing targets on states they wanted to concentrate on for wins in the 2004 election.


h/t: verumserum

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ted Nugent - An Outspoken True Conservative

Ted Nugent On Gun Control & Border Security

These videos are a few years old but what Nugent believes and says, is just as true today as when he gave the interviews.

The solutions to many of our problems are really quite simple if those in power would use some logic and a bit of common sense.

We need to forget about being politically correct and do what is right for ourselves and America.

Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent was born December 13, 1948. He is a guitarist, musician, vocalist, conservative and activist from Detroit, Michigan.

Ted Nugent on Gun Control




Ted Nugent on Border Security




Ted Nugent on Anti-Gun Politicians



Blog author's comments - Ted Nugent originally gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes, before embarking on a lengthy solo career. He is also noted for his conservative political views and his ardent defense of hunting, conservation, and gun ownership rights.


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Democrat Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson at approximately 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The shooter is a 22 year old male. He shot many others who were in the crowd waiting to see and speak with Giffords. As of this writing Giffords was expected to survive but 6 people were reported dead with 12 others either in critical condition or injured.

The left is blaming in particular, Sarah Palin, and I have also seen the following people mentioned, Allen West, Bill O'Reilly, Sharron Angle, the Tea Party and Glenn Beck for the shootings by a Marx-supporting liberal lunatic whose favorite books were: Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.

Sarah Palin's staff posted on her website, 'targets' on a map of the United States, of U.S. House districts that Sarah Palin wanted to target during the 2010 mid-term elections. This map was posted in March of 2010. They were the targeted districts for house races, one of them was Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.

Because of this map the left is showing us who they really are, and what they are capable of. They have gone wild attempting to blame Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement for the shooting of Giffords.

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Many prominent liberal bloggers, the NY Times, MSNBC and the AP, wasted little time before politicizing the horrific and tragic shooting of the Democrat congresswoman.

The left will take every opportunity to sway the leftist Sheeple to the side of the Obama regime. Supposedly Obama's former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel has said "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

It appears the left will not let this crisis be wasted. They will run with this until the election of 2012. Let us not forget this quote, "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." - Barack Obama, April 2008. Did anyone actually believe Obama meant to harm anyone? No!


The left is totally out of control and will push this crisis as far and as long as they are able for their gain. The GOP should continue to conduct the business they are in Washington to do and not let this tragedy deter them from their goals.

There's no evidence 22-year-old accused gunman Jared Loughner was spurred to violence by Palin, the Tea Party, or any other particular group or individual.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a gun owner and described herself as a Second Amendment supporter.

sarah palin map via: HAP

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pelosi Passes Gavel to Speaker John Boehner

Nancy Pelosi passes the gavel to newly-elected
Speaker Of the House John Boehner

The kissing which occurred was faked, unnecessary and completely unprofessional. Other than that, Pelosi’s speech was full of lies since she headed up the Congress which stepped on the Constitution over and over.

I do not know why she kept on and on, but my guess is she is still furious over being booted out. Her smile was relatively "fixed", and I wonder how long it took her to practice keeping it there? I assume that the Botox injections helped.

Boehner’s speech was delivered by a gentleman.

I have edited all of the above from the video and it only shows the actual passing of the gavel.

It was good to see that the new Speaker of the House went right to work and immediately took the action the majority of the people in our country hoped that he would.




Blog author's comments - I will add that the GOP must keep the pressure on the Democrats. They need to show the voters that the Republican Party, with the addition of the new conservative members, is serious about turning the country around.

h/t: foxnewsinsider

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kirby Said - News Headlines and Columns

News Headlines . . .


MODERATE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'LL REPEAL PARTS OF OBAMACARE, BUT NOT THE WHOLE THING


TIM PAWLENTY: MY FRIEND SARAH PALIN 'HAS THE TOOLS' TO COMPETE FOR PRESIDENCY IN 2012


OKLAHOMA TO CHALLENGE HEALTH CARE LAW


41 PERCENT OF NEW YORK CITY PREGNANCIES END IN ABORTION


WHAT OBAMA THINKS OF AMERICA


OBAMACARE'S DIRTY TRICKS


REPUBLICANS OPPOSE DEFENSE CUTS


GALLUP: AMERICANS WANT REPEAL

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rep. Allen West - Interviewed By MSNBC

One of MSNBC's many liberals attempts to have Rep. Allen West Apologize: Do You Want to Retract Saying The President Should Put Himself In Harm's Way?

Allen West interviewed on MSNBC's Last Word. Lawrence O'Donnell starts to grill West but Allen West doesn't retreat or apologize for any of his statements concerning Obama.




Blog author's comments - The more I see of (retired Lieutenant Colonel) Rep. Allen West, the more respect I have for him. Let's hope that many of the new faces in the House and Senate will follow his example.

Perhaps the freshman members of Congress can stop the 'same old same' which we have seen for years from so many members of the GOP. They continue to use the same playbook which put the Republican Party in the position it found itself prior to the midterm election. The work to recover has just begun and they are in need of more conservative leadership to solidify the party.

We realize that most of what the Republicans send to the Senate will be stopped by the Senate because it is controlled by the Democrats with help from a few RINO's.

With the control of the House the conservatives are able to halt some of the out of control spending and attempt to begin to repair some of the damage which was done by the Obama regime.

Now the big question is who does the GOP run against Obama in 2012? This will have to be decided very soon. I have said before, now is not the time for the GOP to tread water. They have to convince the majority of the public that they are worthy of their vote in the 2012 election and are committed to doing what is best for the country.


video via: HAP

I obviously thought the video below of the speech by Rep. Allen West was worth viewing, which is why I attached it to this post.

Allen West: It is my duty to defend Israel!

Allen West, speaking before the Americans against Hate Pro-Israel Conference gave an amazing speech where he talked about the Islamist threat that both we and Israel face, and said that the time has come when we need to wake up to this threat and stand with Israel.



video via: familysecuritymatters.org

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Michael Ramirez Cartoons: Top 10 For 2010


Editorial Cartoonist and 2-time Pulitzer Prize winner
Michael Ramirez picks his Top 10 Cartoons For 2010.

"I have the best gag writers in the business - politicians."
-- Michael Ramirez


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Blog author's comments - Michael Ramirez is one of the best Editorial Cartoonists in the business.

These are are his 10 favorites of all the cartoons he produced in 2010. I like many of these, but also have my own favorites list of the work he did last year.