12/31/2010

EPA Power Grab Must Be Crushed

Hugh Hewitt

The Key New Year's Resolution: Stop the EPA

Rolling back Obamacare will be at the top of many to-do lists for 2011, but a far more significant power grab is underway at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and blocking it should be the first priority of incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton.


The good news is that Upton agrees and has already begun planning to stop the EPA before it can begin the process of asserting effective control over every business and many millions of households in the United States.

In an op-ed Upton co-authored with Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, in Monday's Wall Street Journal and again on my radio show yesterday, Upton promised vigorous action by his committee to halt the EPA's attempt to accomplish via backdoor regulation what the Congress could not pass in 2009 or 2010 --a global warming-inspired, job-killing array of federal rules and commands on any operation or system that emits carbon dioxide.  READ MORE HERE --->



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SHHH! Don't Tell Anyone, But Death Panels Are Back.

Physicians will be given financial incentives to encourage elderly Medicare patients to enter end-of-life "counselling" ("Do you really want to burden your family with your condition?"). This is something that some physicians now do with seriously ill patients.  My problem with this is when this discussion is brought up because the physician is going to get a financial kickback for doing so.  My question would be: Am I having drugs and procedures withheld due to their expense, and being told how I am being a burden to my loved ones because it's for my own good, or because my physician is getting more money from the system for doing so?  At what point will this start to corrupt some of those in the medical community to ignore their Hippocratic Oath?  Such a slippery slope.  - Brian
Obama can't pass laws -- so he rewrites the rules: The new era of governing by regulation
Charles Krauthammer Friday, December 31st 2010, 4:00 AM

Most people don't remember Obamacare's notorious Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling. It aroused so much anxiety as a possible first slippery step on the road to state-mandated late-life rationing that the Senate never included it in the final health care law.

Well, it's back - by administrative fiat. A month ago, Medicare issued a regulation providing for end-of-life counseling during annual "wellness" visits. It was all nicely buried amid the simultaneous release of hundreds of new Medicare rules.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., author of Section 1233, was delighted. "Mr. Blumenauer's office celebrated 'a quiet victory,' but urged supporters not to crow about it," reports The New York Times. Deathly quiet. In early November, his office sent an e-mail plea to supporters: "We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists . . . e-mails can too easily be forwarded." They had been lucky that "thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it. . . . The longer this (regulation) goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it."
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Boy Arrested For Farting In Class

Almost Everything Is A Crime In America Now: 14 Of The Most Ridiculous Things That Americans Are Being Arrested For

Doesn't it seem like almost everything is becoming a crime in America now? Americans are being arrested and charged with crimes for doing things like leaving dog poop on the ground, opening up Christmas presents early, not recycling properly, farting in class and having brown lawns. But is it healthy for our society for the police to be involved in such silly things? Every single day the United States inches closer to becoming a totalitarian society. While there are some that would welcome this shift, the truth is that throughout history the societies that have experienced the greatest economic prosperity have all had at least a certain level of freedom. Business thrives when people feel free to live and work. When a government tightens the grip too much many people just start shutting down. Just look at places like North Korea. Even though the rest of the world is sending them huge amounts of food starvation is still quite common in that totalitarian regime. That is why it is so disturbing that it seems like almost everything has become a crime in America now. As we continue to criminalize relatively normal behavior our slide toward becoming a totalitarian state will only accelerate.
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111th Congress Torches Constitution

The top 10 violations of the Constitution by Obama and the 111th Congress
Published: 6:14 PM 12/27/2010 Updated: 6:41 PM 12/29/2010  h/t Daily Caller

At the close of the 111th Congress, America is deeply in the bog of Thomas Jefferson’s prophetic warning: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Unfortunately, the broken chains of the Constitution have failed to contain the federal government.

By way of review, let’s take a stroll through the junkyard of constitutional violations that have been painted fresh by President Obama and the 111th Congress. Here’s my top-ten list, highly abbreviated for length. READ MORE HERE--->
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Ethics Committee To Dodd: "Never Mind."

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 01:  U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
One more example of the cronyism in our nation's capital.  The cesspool we call Congress will continue to look the other way on illegal behaviour from its members, both Democrat and Republican, until (or unless) our citizens "clean house" at the ballot box.  While the recent election was a start, the reality is that most of the same faces are still there (Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Graham, McCain, etc...). Change of the status quo will, in my opinion, take at least a decade. - Brian

Senate Ethics Committee dismisses Dodd complaint
By AP Published: 12:15 PM 12/30/2010 Updated: 2:05 PM 12/30/2010


HARTFORD, Conn. — The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint alleging that Sen. Christopher Dodd obtained a cottage in Ireland at a low price as an improper gift from a businessman.

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12/30/2010

R. Lee Ermey unloads on the Obama administration

Semper Fi!, Gunnery Sergeant

How Will We Be Judged?

Kill And Destroy

U.N. Continues Its Anti-Israel Campaign

Delegitimizing the Jewish State

by Bat Ye'or
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2011, pp. 3-14

In a move that caught the Israeli government and the Jewish world by complete surprise, on October 21, 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Tomb of the Hebrew Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem "an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territories," admonishing the Israeli decision to add these biblical shrines to the list of Jewish historical and archaeological sites as "a violation of international law."[1]

What is less known, however, is that the driving force behind "the attempt to detach the Nation of Israel from its heritage" (to use Israeli prime minister Netanyahu's words)[2] was the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which pressured UNESCO to issue the declaration and drafted its initial version.[3] U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has recently described the OIC as "a strategic and important partner of the U.N."[4] In fact, it has been the OIC that has successfully exploited its marked preponderance at the U.N.—where it constitutes the largest single voting bloc—to turn the world organization and its specialized agencies into effective tools in the attempt to achieve its goals, two of which are to bring about Israel's eventual demise and to "galvanize the umma [Islamic world] into a unified body."[5]  READ MORE--->


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Do Our Schools Suck?

This is the kind of knee-jerk overreaction that is reported, seemingly once or twice a week, about a school throwing common sense completely out of the window when dealing with an issue.  Yes, I know. Kids can't bring weapons to school, and safety is paramount.  I get it.  What I don't get is: after an investigation is complete and everything is sorted out, the Principal/School Board/Teacher invariably come to really bad decisions in most of these types of cases.  The decisions always seem to fall as way to lenient, or way to strict. Common sense never enters the equation.  Aside from the punishment, or lack of punishment these kids receive, what concerns me more is the lesson taught to the rest of the kids: Don't use reason and common sense to solve problems. Either react hysterically to relatively small issues, or stick your head in the sand and don't react at all to decisions which have far reaching consequences.  Which leads me back to my original question - Do our schools suck...or what? - Brian

Lunchbox mix-up leads to charges for Sanford teen

Sanford, N.C. — An athletic and academic standout in Lee County said a lunchbox mix-up has cut short her senior year of high school and might hurt her college opportunities.

Ashley Smithwick, 17, of Sanford, was suspended from Southern Lee High School in October after school personnel found a small paring knife in her lunchbox.
Smithwick said personnel found the knife while searching the belongings of several students, possibly looking for drugs.“She got pulled into it. She doesn’t have to be a bad person to be searched,” Smithwick’s father, Joe Smithwick, said.The lunchbox really belonged to Joe Smithwick, who packs a paring knife to slice his apple. He and his daughter have matching lunchboxes.READ MORE HERE--->


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The End Of A Nation

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."


~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

PBS: Promoting A Communist Nirvana

PBS Glorifies Cuban Health Care System
Posted by Jim Hoft Dec 29th 2010 at 11:15 am
h/t Breitbart's Big Journalism

Your taxpayer dollars at work promoting Cuba’s failed socialist system … PBS recently aired a report on Cuba’s outstanding health care system.


This was simply unbelievable.

Out state-run media is no longer just liberal – It’s communist:



They forgot to mention that Cuban President Raul Castro just warned his fellow Cubansthat they are running out of time and if they don´t change now, their will be an economic collapse.
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Obama's Recess-Appointment Deputy AG Pocketing Money At AIG?

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James Cole Update: Picking Apart the DOJ Statement on his Role at AIG
by Beatrice Edwards on June 28, 2010 ( The Whistleblogger / 2010 )

For the past two months, GAP has criticized the nomination of James Cole to be Deputy Attorney General at the Justice Department (DOJ). We have argued that because Cole, who served as Independent Consultant at AIG during the critical time period from 2005 through 2009, missed clear signals of malfeasance, he is unsuited to serve as the second-in-command at the DOJ.


Last week, after four senators requested Cole’s reports to DOJ about AIG, prior to deciding on his nomination, a DOJ spokeswoman defended Cole’s role at AIG, telling Main Justice that...READ MORE HERE--->

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Media Malpractice In 2010

5 of the top examples of media bias

Still More Cleaning To Do

The GOP establishment gives another chairmanship to a RINO

First, the Republicans reward Michigan Rep. Fred Upton for banning the light bulb, by putting him in charge of energy. Now they reward Illinois Rep. Tim Johnson for voting against farmers’ property rights, by putting him in charge of–you guessed it– farming.


Tim Johnson (RemoveRINOs’ Queen of Hearts) will head the Rural Development Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. While this is far from a stellar position, the irony is just as palpable as in Upton’s case.

The bill Johnson voted against, an overhaul of the Endangered Species Act (HR 3824, 109th Congress), would have reimbursed property owners when the ESA infringes on their ability to develop their property.
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California Central Valley: Government-made Dustbowl

California’s Central Valley: Zimbabwe West?
Share posted at 10:07 am on December 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey


Until recently, California’s Central Valley was one of the nation’s most productive agricultural regions. Not only did it feed itself, the state of California, and the entire country, it also produced exports to other nations. That kind of enterprise employed a lot of people in Central California, from farm hands to wholesalers, and created a high standard of living.


That continued right up to the moment that the federal government got more concerned over the Delta smelt, a small, inedible fish, than feeding people. A court order cut off water deliveries for seven months out of the year to the Central Valley at the same time a drought hit, and the combination turned a once-fertile breadbasket to the world into a Dust Bowl — or as Investors Business Daily suggests, ...READ MORE--->

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Planned Parenthood Program Aims For Sex Education From Birth

Who doesn't believe that this "initiative" is about nothing more than, dare I say, money?  Planned Parenthood, founded under the racist umbrella of eugenics by Margaret Sanger, sees dollar signs, not "safer sex", in their new initiative.  Their (re)education plan would result in more pregnancies and more STD's. Of course, Planned Parenthood would be the beneficiary of a whole new wave of young people flocking to their nearest clinic to have their "problem" taken care of.  Planned Parenthood isn't about educating our children.  It is about indoctrinating them.  Not on my watch!  - Brian

Planned Parenthood Launches ‘Social Change Initiative’ to Teach Parents How to Educate Children About Sex, Including Masturbation, Homosexuality

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By Penny Starr

(CNSNews.com) – The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is signaling its intention to dominate the national sex education agenda.

Specifically, Planned Parenthood's Web site announced the group is preparing to launch a nationwide “social change initiative” to end the “stigma and shame about sex” in American culture.

The project aims to teach parents and caregivers how to educate children about sex -- from birth. And it recommends telling teenagers about masturbation, oral sex and “where to go for help to prepare to be sexually active.”
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How consumer protection laws harm consumers

Please Stop "Helping" Us
How consumer protection laws harm consumers
John Stossel December 30, 2010
h/t Reason Magazine

Last year, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act. It was supposed to really end the alleged abuses perpetrated by the credit card companies. The law forbids some penalties and interest-rate increases on existing balances.

It is one of President Obama's proudest achievements.

"Enough's enough," he said. "It's time for strong, reliable protection for our consumers."
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12/29/2010

There Is No Free Lunch - and No Obama Money

Thomas Sowell
Promises and Riots

Economists are the real "party of No." They keep saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch-- and politicians keep on getting elected by promising free lunches.


Such promises may seem to be kept, for a while. There are ways the government can juggle money around to make everything look OK, but it is only a matter of time before that money runs out and the ultimate reality hits, that there is no free lunch.
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Media Spins Quantity As Quality

“Most Productive” Congresses are the Worst Kind of Congresses"

With the 111th Congress finally out of Washington, the Left’s toadies in the media are all pushing the same talking point: that the ousted Congress was the “most productive Congress since the Great Society”:



Is a productive Congress supposed to be a good thing? The 111th Congress was very busy, passing horrendous legislation that the vast majority of people opposed – that is why Nancy Pelosi is no longer the Speaker of the House.
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SI Confirms: Limbaugh Was Right About McNabb All Along

There's no better place to be sports fan right now than Philadelphia

There were 50 thoughts running through my mind as I watched DeSean Jackson's game-winning punt return Sunday, which put me 50 thoughts ahead of Giants punter Matt Dodge. But in the end, I was left with this: There is no better place to be a sports fan right now than Philadelphia.


The Phillies are coming off their fourth straight postseason appearance and are the surest bet in baseball to make the playoffs next year. The Flyers just made the Stanley Cup finals and have the best record in the NHL. The Eagles are the most exciting team in the NFC, and maybe the best -- they seem destined for an NFC title-game matchup with Michael Vick's old team, the Falcons. (The 76ers? Well, they're struggling, but hey, a lockout is coming!)
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The original broadcast which got Limbaugh fired. 

Top Power Grabbers of 2010

Big Nannies of the Year

By Michelle Malkin • December 29, 2010 10:22 AM

It was a nefarious year for nettlesome nosy-bodies employed by the Nanny State. Here are the top power-grabbers of 2010 who just can’t leave us alone:


– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Two feet of snow paralyzed trains, buses, plows and emergency vehicles in the Big Apple this week. Perhaps if Bloomberg — the nation’s top self-appointed municipal food cop — spent more of his time on core government duties instead of waging incessant war on taxpayers’ salt, soda, trans-fat and sugar intakes, his battered bailiwick would have been better equipped to weather the storm.
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California 49th Worst Tax State In U.S.

Government Killed California

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By Terence P. Jeffrey

Growing up in California in the 1960s, it was impossible not to believe you lived in the greatest place on earth.

California had spectacular coastlines and mountains, luxuriant valleys and stretches of perfect weather that carried on unbroken for months at a time. Natives who ventured from the state -- to other parts of the country or the world -- invariably returned to say it was a mistake to ever leave.

In that not-so-long-ago era, a pioneering culture still gripped the Golden State. People came to California not take things from government, but to make things of themselves.
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Propagandists, er Journalists, say "Illegal Immigrant" is Offensive

Society of Professional JournalistsImage via Wikipedia
Society of Professional Propagandists would be a more correct title. - Brian

Society Of Professional Journalists Says 'Illegal Immigrant' Is An 'Offensive' Term

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By Eric Scheiner

The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has announced an educational campaign against the term “illegal immigrant” seeking to inform reporters that the term “illegal immigrant” is “offensive” to Latinos.


In the latest issue of SPJ’s magazine ‘Quill’, SPJ’s Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence writes about the campaign referencing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ recommendation to use “undocumented immigrant” or “undocumented worker” and to “Avoid using ‘illegal(s)’ as a noun.”
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We're Spending Ourselves Into Oblivion

111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined: $10,429 Per Person in U.S.

Monday, December 27, 2010
By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - The federal government has accumulated more new debt--$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.

That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.

See Nancy Pelosi "promise" no new debt
http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdSUuznz6U

The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
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A Republican Who Got The Message Too Late

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Shadegg warns House GOP newcomers: Don’t ‘betray’ grassroots like we did

If the Tea Party movement had come along four years ago, John Shadegg might now be the incoming Speaker of the House.

The Arizona Republican ran for majority leader in 2006 but was beaten by John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who has been minority leader since the fall of 2006 and is now set to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi in one week’s time.

Shadegg, who in 2006 was the choice of National Review magazine and the conservative blog Redstate, is going home to Arizona. He decided to retire after 16 years in office.

Shadegg, 61, has a unique perspective on conservative Republican politics. He came to Washington as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994 that swept the GOP into control of the House for the first time since 1954.
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EPA Regulations Would Reduce Avg. Global Temps by .006 to .0015 Deg C

The great global warming swindle continues...
TheDC analysis: EPA global warming regulations no ‘end run’ around Congress

The Environmental Protection Agency’s pending global warming regulations are no “end run” around Congress, as many conservatives are charging. This time, Congress is being held hostage by its own laws.

The real story is the decades-long campaign by environmentalists to weave a legal web all but compelling the government to enact strict new climate change rules.

In 1970, before global warming was even on the radar map, Congress in the Clean Air Act gave the EPA the power to regulate air pollutants that damage “weather” and “climate” from automobiles and other moving pollution sources.
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Environmental Policies At Root Of High Gas Prices

65% Fewer Refineries Since 1981
By Brian Johnson 
29 December, 2010

Gas prices in the U.S. are the highest in December -ever.  Before you jump on "the oil companies suck" bandwagon, let's look at a few things first:
Refineries:
The United States has not built a new refinery since 1976. In 1981 there were 324 operational refineries in the United States.  Since that time, gas consumption has increased by over 25%.  As of 2008, we have only 149 operational refineries, or 45% of the number of refineries in 1981, which are operating at maximum capacity to meet record demand. We actually import 10% of our refined gasoline from overseas. Loss of even one refinery puts us in a shortage situation. Companies find it nearly impossible to ease this problem though, due to huge costs in getting through all the legal roadblocks thrown up by left-wing environmental groups just to get permits. Oil companies aren't the only victims in this game though. Some of the pressure could be relieved by building more nuclear power plants, which do not use oil, and which do not emit pollutants into the air. But the same roadblocks are put up by these same environmentalists and the EPA to make building cost prohibitive.  This despite that, next to coal, nuclear energy cost is the cheapest to produce - at 7.5 cents per kilowatt hour and which emits no carbon.  Increasing the number of nuclear plants would drive down cost even more. Instead, the environmental wackos at the government are pushing for wind and solar power, which are less efficient and more expensive than nuclear, to solve the nation's power problems.
Oil Exploration in The U.S.:
Oil companies have been hampered in the exploration and drilling of oil by government mandates fueled by environmentalists hysteria over "end of the world" scenarios.  The Santa Barbara spill and the Exxon Valdez were supposed to destroy the eco-system for centuries according to them. Didn't happen.  It's funny, but for those who are so "in tune" with the environment, it is amazing how little credit they give it for its self-healing powers. The California, Alaska, and yes, even the Gulf coasts will be fine. Yet, we have the federal government pushing drilling farther and farther off-shore, making the recovery of oil much more difficult and dangerous.  The BP oil spill in the gulf could have been much less damaging if it had happened in shallower conditions. Capping a well at 500 feet versus 5000 feet is much less challenging, and it's doubtful that it would have taken months to accomplish. Not allowing drilling also has other implications. In Santa Barbara, the site of a spill in the 70's, which caused a drilling moratorium there, still has oil in the water.  It's not from the spill though.  It is from natural seepage through fissures, created by pressure in the sea floor. It is estimated that 10,000 gallons of oil and 3.5 million cubic feet of natural gas seeps up every day. Every three years, the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez, plus the natural emission of hundreds of millions of cubic feet of methane, a global warming gas much more powerful than CO2, naturally seeps to the surface. All of this is easily recoverable.  Yet our government continues to block drilling offshore, in ANWR, and in the Gulf, all the while placing blame for high prices on "Big Oil." This is unfathomable to me.
Big Oil:
We constantly hear politicians rail against "windfall profits".  Big Oil is usually one of the industries on the receiving end of those attacks.  How much profits do the oil companies actually make, though?  We hear a lot of numbers thrown around from the likes of the President, or Hillary Clinton - figures like $150 Billion quarterly revenue. Politicians, looking to score political points, throw out gross revenue collected to convince the public of the greed of these companies.  But is it accurate?  As raw revenue collected, it is.  But as a measure of profits, it is completely misleading.  Oil company profits generally fall around 10%.  This is only slightly higher than the S&P 500 average, and much less than for many other industries.  In some instances, that profit margin is a low as 7.5%.  Compare that to Google, a darling of the left, which posts profit margins of 25%. Why do we not hear the screaming from these same people of their obscene profits? Where are the calls for a special "windfall" profits tax? Don't hold your breath.
Environmentalist Agenda:
Back during the 2008 Presidential campaign, then-Candidate Barack Obama spoke of energy policies which would cause"electricity rates [to] necessarily skyrocket."  The prices we are seeing, and those which are still to come, are a direct result of energy policies which have been followed for decades, driven by a blind allegiance to wrong-headed environmental movement beholden to an ideology whose sole purpose is the weakening of the United States, and redistributing wealth to underdeveloped countries around the world.  In the minds of those on the left, you have too much money, therefore it is their duty to confiscate it from you to give to those whom you have "cheated" out of their fair share. The high prices, supply shortages, and "green" energy initiatives, which are all contributing to the place we now find ourselves, is being driven by an ideology which seeks to separate us from our wealth as a country. It is designed to lower our standard of living to the level of those countries whose citizens have been denied their freedoms and wealth by the likes of "leaders" like Hugo Chavez, Ghaddafi, Mugabi, and other dictators.
The federal government has created this problem through an agenda which is making us poorer, and more importantly, is making us more vulnerable from a national security standpoint.

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Say No To Shari'a

The Five Best Arguments Against Sharia in the United States
December 28, 2010 - by Zombie
h/t Pajamas Media

I shouldn’t have to write this essay. But a judge in Oklahoma forced me into it.

Last month, 70% of the voters in Oklahoma approved State Question 755, which bans Sharia law (and international law) from being used in the state’s legal system. Almost immediately afterward, CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) sued to have the vote overturned, based on the bizarre claim that the measure is “unconstitutional.” U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange then sided with CAIR and issued an injunction preventing the measure from taking effect until all lawsuits against it are resolved. Since the suits will likely take years to play out, the new measure (and the will of the voters) will be stymied for the foreseeable future.


Those who oppose Sharia in the United States often argue their point by highlighting how misogynistic, backward, cruel and discriminatory Islamic law can be under most interpretations. And while all that may be true, it is the wrong argument to make. I get so frustrated watching pundits, politicians and bloggers making the weakest argument in what should be a slam-dunk debate that I’ve decided to write this brief outline of what I think should be the prioritized hierarchy of arguments against the use of Sharia in the United States.

In order, these are the arguments that Sharia’s opponents should be using, not just in Oklahoma but anywhere else in the country where the same issue crops up:
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F15 Vaporizes Jihadists

It blowed up real good!

12/28/2010

Creeping Sharia: Muslim Call To Prayer Breaks Silence In...Brooklyn?

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
"First They Came for the Jews" By Pastor Niemoller

It’s 6 in the Morning….
December 18, 2010
By admin
Do you know where your children are…err….do you know what country you are in?



Where is this taking place? Is it in Saudi Arabia, or how about Egypt? Nope, this is in the good ole’ US of A. Where just about all is tolerated. Even a religion/ideology that is out to destroy America as we know it. What you are hearing is the adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer.
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Obama Caught Lip-Syncing Speech

***Caution To Liberals***Parody***Sense Of Humor Required***

After Obama slips up during an address on health care, White House officials are forced to admit the president occasionally uses a backing track for important speeches.

400,000 Year Old Human Remains Found In Israel? -- Find Could Change Evo...



Archaeologists in Israel find possible 400,000-year-old modern man remains while excavating a cave in central Israel. If the find turns out to be genuine, the landscape of human evolution could be altered forever.

Read more about this story:

"Homo sapiens lived in Eretz Yisrael 400,000 years ago"
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Obama's Laser Beam Focuses On...Michael Vick

Michael Vick in a locker room interview follow...Image via Wikipedia
President Barack Obama, he of the laser beam focus on the economy, found time to call the Philadelphia Eagles to praise the team for their decision to sign Michael Vick.  Is it any wonder that nobody takes this guy seriously?  He has fellow countrymen (and countrywomen) who have been on unemplyment rolls for 2 years plus, and he is focused on Michael Vick, March Madness, and all things sports.  Does he take his responsibility and his oath seriously.  At this point, I would have to say that he doesn't.  - Brian
Obama Says Michael Vick Deserved a Second Chance

Embattled Eagles QB deserved opportunity at redemption, says prez

Star Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick now has even more to showboat about.


President Obama lavished praise on the record-breaking QB who traded his jail jumpsuit for a No. 7 Eagles jersey after serving time in prison for running a dog fighting ring and said Vick deserved his second chance, according to Sports Illustrated.

"The president wanted to talk about two things, but the first was Michael," Eagles owner Jeff Lurie told SI's Peter King about his recent phone conversation with the commander in chief about alternative energy use at the team's stadium.
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NY's Dumbest; NYC sanitation workers destroy a Ford Explorer

...Something about a monkey and a football.
***Warning***Graphic***Language***

12/27/2010

Climate Predictor 85% Accurate - He Studies the Sun


Al GoreCover of Al Gore
 December 27, 2010

The Winner of This Year's 'Best Climate Predictor' Award (Clue: It Wasn't Al Gore!)
By Howard Richman & Raymond Richman

Given the terrible beginning of winter in the U.S. and Europe this year, we ought to reward those who accurately predicted it and condemn those who got it wrong. It's time to choose the winner of this year's "Best Climate Predictor" award. There are five nominees:

1.former Vice President Al Gore,
2.California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
3.the IPCC of the United Nations, and
4.British astrophysicist Piers Corbyn. (You say you've never heard of him? You won't be surprised, once you've read his predictions, that the media have ignored him.)
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Hanson: Two Californias

December 16, 2010
Two Californias
by Victor Davis Hanson
National Review Online

The last three weeks I have traveled about, taking the pulse of the more forgotten areas of central California. I wanted to witness, even if superficially, what is happening to a state that has the highest sales and income taxes, the most lavish entitlements, the near-worst public schools (based on federal test scores), and the largest number of illegal aliens in the nation, along with an overregulated private sector, a stagnant and shrinking manufacturing base, and an elite environmental ethos that restricts commerce and productivity without curbing consumption.

During this unscientific experiment, three times a week I rode a bike on a 20-mile trip over various rural roads in southwestern Fresno County. I also drove my car over to the coast to work, on various routes through towns like San Joaquin, Mendota, and Firebaugh. And near my home I have been driving, shopping, and touring by intent the rather segregated and impoverished areas of Caruthers, Fowler, Laton, Orange Cove, Parlier, and Selma. My own farmhouse is now in an area of abject poverty and almost no ethnic diversity; the closest elementary school (my alma mater, two miles away) is 94 percent Hispanic and 1 percent white, and well below federal testing norms in math and English.
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