Saturday, January 30, 2010

Blog Of The Week!

I Am Blog-Of-The Week! I so totally (heart) Stephen Green!

PJTV Video (Week In Blogs) - Obama Girl's Crush is Gone: "At least I wasn't the Edwards Girl." I Am Blog-Of-The Week! I so totally (heart) Stephen Green!

The Inconvenient Truth of Osama Bin Laden

(Originally posted on NRO - The Corner by my husband)
This isn't the first time OBL has condemned America for contributing to global warming. I wrote the following in The Really Inconvenient Truths:
Perhaps Al Gore could take a lesson from one unlikely convert to the cause of global warming alarmism. In his September 2007 rant from the cave, Osama bin Laden repeated what many liberal environmentalists believe:
The life of all mankind is in danger because of global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations; yet despite that, the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord, with the knowledge that the statistics speak of the death and displacement of millions of human beings because of global warming, especially in Africa.
Now, unlike Gore, Osama is walking the walk. As my colleague Myron Ebell pointed out, he’s cut down on his air travel, telecommutes from home, and it appears he doesn’t use a car at all. Myron concludes, “Osama appears to have adopted the ideal radical environmentalist lifestyle down to the very last detail — it really is back to the cave.”
And to those confused about OBL's views on oil, he wants it to remain in the ground in Islamic lands for future Islamic use. According to his logic, selling it to the West, even for exorbitant sums, is selling the family silver.

Snow-Bound Random Round-Up 01-30

STEALING AN ELECTION? AND Challenge to Obama - Request Special Counsel As To Foreign Contributions

Obama's Stunning Admission AND Nevermind All Those Opposition Solutions; Obama's Opposition Has No Solutions!

Obama’s Lobbyist Slams Mask Big K Street Payday

The Country is in the best of hands - Reid raises $2M, spends it all

Report: Nearly 100 misconduct allegations in 2009 By Senators

More Bailouts? Forever? Not So Fast

Scott Brown: 'People Aren't Stupid' 'And leaders should figure out they're better informed now than ever.'

PJTV Video (Bill Whittle) - National Insecurity: Obama’s SOTU Errors and Omissions

Deficit of Trust: Most Voters Don’t Believe President’s Assertions About Economy

Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

Fact-Checking the President in Baltimore

What an ass - Duncan: Katrina Was The "Best Thing" for New Orleans School System

Another good reason to use transparency rather than McCain-Feingold for reform

The Privatization of the First Amendment

Obama's 2011 budget will include phantom cap-and-trade revenue

CBS Issues O’Keefe Correction — There’s Just One, Er, Two Problems . . .; UPDATED: CBS Editor Responds

Video: Nick Gillespie makes libertarianism look pretty good

Forget Gutting Tax Breaks; Obama Should Reverse Bailout of Government Motors

Oh for Pete's sake - Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS

The Chávez Meltdown. There's a lot of ruin in Venezuela.

A setback for drive to punish Bush-era 'war criminals' AND Justice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe

Lech Walesa Stumps for Adam Andrzejewski at Chicago Tea Party (Video)

Lech Walesa Endorses Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

Report from the Bloomfield MI tea party in 8F weather

Obama Is No JFK

Twelve Simple Ways to Fight This Climate Change

Climate Change Supporters Prove They Don’t Have the Courage of Their Convictions

So, whatever happened to Copenhagen?

Climate chief was told of false glacier claims before Copenhagen

Surface Temperature Records: Policy Driven Deception?

Climategate: NOAA and NASA Complicit in Data Manipulation

Approaching a Global Warming Agenda Stop Sign, Obama Decides to Floor It

Algal power not so green after all, yet

Hawaii nixes same-sex civil unions bill

ATP Board Members Snubbed at House Committee Meet

CBS: You know, Alito was right

Watch CBS News Videos Online

How much will your legislator cost you?

PJTV Video (Week In Blogs) - Obama Girl's Crush is Gone: "At least I wasn't the Edwards Girl." I Am Blog-Of-The Week! I so totally (heart) Stephen Green!

Wrong Numbers Fuel Poor Policies

Who Is Blocking Health Care Reform Now?

Obama admits Dems snuck in health care provisions

PJTV Video (The excellent Sonja Schmidt) - Off Color: On Race, Dems Misspeak But Republicans Take The Heat

No Need to Honor Christian Humanitarians

Labor union money linked to anti-Tea Party Web site

Media Wake-Up Call for Parents

Harkin: Health deal was reached days before Brown's victory

Mr. Freeze: Why Obama’s Latest Budget Change Won’t Put His Agenda On Ice

Michael Moore: Capitalism Must Be Eliminated

Obama’s Schizophrenic Politics

Friday, January 29, 2010

Random Round-Up 01-29

Just a Random Round-Up today because I'm in a lazy mood and sick to death of Obama and pretty much every other politician in the United States.

So there.

Very Cool News - Laser fusion test results raise energy hopes

Wolf seeks Panther case dismissal probe. GOP legislator disappointed by IG's 'reluctance to investigate' If they find, as I suspect they will, that Holder acted wrongly, I hope they crucify him (metaphorically speaking, "of course").

How public servants became our masters AND Public Sector vs. Private

Unions’ Unfair PLAy in California

ACORN: Coming to an Illinois Voting Booth Near You?

Pelosi stopped one CIA operation. So why not waterboarding? AND Pelosi Lied About Waterboarding

Climategate: The Shaming of “Scientific American”

U.N.'s Global Warming Report Under Fresh Attack for Rainforest Claims

Bin Laden Weighs in to Prop Up Flagging “Climate” Issue AND Osama vs. Global Warming

Researcher Who Sparked the Vaccine/Autism Scare "Acted Unethically"

Statement from James O’Keefe

Judging Alito – Obama’s Ultimate Arrogance

Why Is Senator Kirk Still Voting on Legislation?

Bush’s Third Term

Open Invitation to the One Year Anniversary of the Tea Party Movement in Chicago

Health care moves to back burner

Calif. Senate approves single-payer health care As if the state weren't in enough fiscal trouble already.

Obama’s Clean Hands Claim on Cornhusker Kickback Contradicted by Rahm Emanuel

Obama Decries Divisive Rhetoric, Says Healing Can Happen if Opponents Stop Being Such Effing D-bags

ANGRY Obama Lashes Out at House Republicans– Tells Them “I Am Not an Ideologue” (Video)

Obamateurism of the Day You know, it's stuff like this that makes me wonder if Obama is really from around here.

What does it mean focus on jobs?

9% Expect Obama’s Spending Freeze To Have Big Impact on Deficit

Why ridicule is Obama’s Kryptonite

The Obama Contradiction. Washington is sick and broken—and it can solve all our problems.

She Made A Choice... You Just Don't Like It

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Andy Stern’s Crazy Talk

Which Senators Are Terrorists, SEIU?

Is PETA Going for the Gold in Terrorism? AND PETA Wants Punxsutawney Phil Replaced by Robot Groundhog

BARACK THE VOTE: A Who’s Who of Those Targeting Our Youth

Union Boss to Members: Shut the F*%k Up, You Motherf*%kers!

Media Bias 01-28

How David Shuster Lied to Get Me to Appear on MSNBC AND Breitbart, Shuster brawl on MSNBC over O’Keefe [video]

Lawyer: Phone Scheme Meant to Embarrass Senator

ACORN 'Pimp' Touted 'Project' Before Phone Tampering Charges

A1 to A73 in 24 Hours: The Life and Death of ‘Watergate Jr.’

Investigators Confirm: No Wiretap Attempt by O'Keefe & Crew

CBS News and the L.A. Times Owe O’Keefe Corrections and Clarifications

Crime-Tolerating Left Pounces on Apparent New Orleans Stunt

Media Criticism, Chicago-Style. The campaign to stifle journalists in Cook County and the White House.

Matthews clarifies: Obama's 'taken us beyond black and white' AND The Significance of Chris Matthews's Admission

Good - Study Finds Gov. Support for Media Is Shrinking

PJTV Video (Trifecta) - Obama and Ellie Light: What Does It Mean When Your Last Diehard Supporter Might Be a Cyberbot?

Junk Science 01-28

Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data AND Scientists in Climate-Gate Scandal Hid Data

Alaska School Authorities: Watching a Documentary Film More Dangerous Than Having Abortion

Rahall joins newly-formed coal caucus opposed to Pelosi climate plans

U.N.'s Global Warming Report Under Fresh Attack for Rainforest Claims

Climate-change scientists: evidence shows ozone hole stops global warming

Why? We can't afford it - Obama calls on Congress to pass energy bill And there are better solutions than grasping control of our economy.

The Rest of The Story

Time and Post Rehash Old Study to Bash Funding for Abstinence Programs. Lop-sided reports rely on rehashed data from left-wing pro-abortion group.

Obama’s coded SOTU climate push draws lawmaker cheers, questions

Where Will James Cameron Stand When His Terrorist Chic Eco-Revolution Begins?

If the world heats up too much climate engineering with aersols might be needed.

Sen. Brown, Class Act

(Originally posted by Jack Fowler over at NRO - The Corner)

Victory Lap
You’ve got to like this guy. Senator-elect Scott Brown e-mails donors:
I'm eager to get to work in Washington, but before I do I wanted to thank you in person.

Starting this Friday and through Sunday, I will be meeting you and fellow supporters to thank you for your support. I truly appreciate all that you have done for this movement. I will never forget those that were with me even when we were considered a long shot.

Please join me and fellow supporters at:

Friday, January 29

12:00 PM, Hu Ke Lau restaurant, 705 Memorial Drive, Chicopee

7:00 PM, Falmouth Inn, 824 Main Street, Falmouth

Saturday, January 30

1:00 PM, Kowloon Restaurant, 948 Broadway Street – Rt. 1, North Saugus

3:30 PM, Lenzi’s Catering, 810 Merrimack Avenue – Rt. 110, Dracut

6:00 PM, Maxwell-Silverman Restaurant, 25 Union Street, Worcester

Sunday, January 31

5:00 PM, Christina’s Function Facility, 2 Washington Street – Rt. 1, Foxboro

Thank You!

Scott Brown

Talk About Disney Efficiency

Well, the part of my Disney Sweepstakes prize that I won from The Golf Channel has arrived today! Wow! That was fast.

Four Suitcases and Four Kodiak Zi8 Pocket Video Cameras!

Now I just have to wait until I hear from Diseny to find out when I can schedule our vacation and one night stay in Cinderella's Castle (Head explodes. Again.)

Too excited for words!

Thank you Disney. And thank YOU Golf Channel!

The Real Climate Confusion

(Originally posted by my husband at NRO - The Corner)
Over at HuffPo, the founder of DeSmogBlog tries to divert attention from the collapsing "consensus" on global warming by saying that it's all the fault of a decades-long "climate confusion campaign" waged by, among others, the Competitive Enterprise Institute. While it is nice of him to give us the credit for the good sense of the American people, his Scooby Doo-style "if it wasn't for those meddling kids" argument actually represents the real attempt to muddy the waters.

Take, for example, his attempts to dismiss two of the many recent scandals to have befallen the seemingly accident-prone climate-science establishment:
Leiserowitz points to the damage caused by “Climategate” and “Glaciergate.” He is partially right; those scandals did cause damage. Unfortunately the damage was inflicted on climate scientists.

The real let-down was the media’s obsession with the mythology that scientists had somehow made up global warming by cooking the data. Anyone who took the time to review the emails or the glacial records knows that assertion is patently false.

The real damage caused by these scandals resulted from the lazy reporting done by most journalists on the subject. The media failed to report the real story of “Climategate” — that a crime was committed by thieves who stole from a prestigious university in order to further an agenda of harassment against climate scientists. And while “Glaciergate” was an embarrassing screw-up by the IPCC, it didn’t change the fact that glaciers are melting worldwide, causing sea level rise that is already affecting coastal communities.
Yes, a crime was committed in Climategate. The Information Commissioner in the U.K. has now confirmed that the University of East Anglia broke the law by failing to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests. The climategate e-mails clearly reveal the complicity of many of the leading names in climate science in that crime. Unfortunately, thanks to a spectacularly badly-worded statute, the Information Commissioner is unable to punish the guilty for this crime. As to whether the e-mails were "hacked" by "thieves," that remains an open question. All we have is the knowledge that the e-mails came into the possession of the public without the express consent of the authors. That may be the work of thieves, or it may be the work of a whistleblower. If there is any under-reporting here, it relates to the failure of journalists to adequately investigate whether a leak, rather than a hack, occurred. The fact that the UEA's own Mike Hulme is referring to the event as a leak might tell you something.

As for Glaciergate, the hysteria about sea-level rise is overdone. The IPCC itself estimates the current contribution of glacial melt to sea-level rise is 1.19 mm a year. The specific issue at play in glaciergate, the melting of Himalayan glaciers, has been a major factor in Indian politics, and therefore yet another example of supposed scientists hyping pure speculation in order to effect political action they view as desirable, thereby subverting the democratic process. The reaction in India — far from the reach of CEI — has been severe, with the Indian government now distancing itself from Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian national who is head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The real issue here is that climategate, glaciergate, Amazongate, disastergate, Sterngate, and all the other "warmergate" stories that are currently making headlines reveal a consistent pattern of behavior: scientists making unwarranted politically-motivated claims from the data they are supposed to be objectively examining. It should be blindingly obvious that public trust in scientists would slip as a result. But the damage was done by scientists as well as to scientists.

Virtually all the advice from the Left on this subject has been for scientists to improve their communication skills, as if another layer of spin will help. As the British government's new chief scientific adviser notes, perhaps the best advice is simply for scientists to be more honest about the uncertainties in climate-change science. That will allow their advice to be given the correct weight by the public and their representatives in the democratic process. Any other advice is simply confused.

Political Corruption 12-28 UPDATED

Historian Martin J. Sklar Makes the Case for Eric Holder’s Impeachment. I say jail the bastard!

Could Nancy Pelosi Lose Control of the House?

Can Obama Get Any Other Democrats Elected?

SOTU and Voter Intimidation

State of the Union Fact Check AND State of the Union: More Lies, Fewer Facts AND Fact Check: How State of Union Compares With Reality

Drunkblogging the State of the Union (As always I (heart) Stephen Green)

Updated: How Much Does It Cost To Hire a New Federal Employee?

Leftwingers Outraged by Being Associated with Leftwingers

Defiant, Delusional Obama at the State of the Union

Guess what. So did I. Harry Reid Yawns During Obama's State Of The Union

Poll: Americans – and Millennials – Lack Confidence in Government and Wall Street on Economy

The I's Have It: Obama Hits 96 I's in Tampa, Fla.

PJTV Videos - State of the Union: Will Obama Find the Middle or Will Obama Find Obama? AND State of The One's Union: With Democrats Abandoning Ship, Can Obama Prevent a Republican Takeover?

Obama's answer for America: more of me

The Most Interesting Thing About the SOTU

Do as I say, not as I do? - After Obama rips lobbyists, K St. insiders get private briefings

Barack Obama gets an F for world leadership

Are Ohio Dems Trying to Rig the Census?

The Inherent Perils of the Charismatic Personality

Obama’s Ego Continues to Reign Supreme

Uh-Oh-Obama - Election 2010: Wisconsin Senate. Wisconsin Senate: Thompson 47%, Feingold 43%

Dems Fall as Fast as Nixon Republicans in 1974

Clinton misses speech, but not as security holdout

It's the Economy, Stupid. Understanding Obama's plummeting approval ratings

Stop auto-pay increase for Congress.

State of the Union review: A dissenting justice and a critical Obama, who sure likes the sound of 'I'

A Hillary Clinton Primary Challenge to Obama in 2012?

In Economic Woes 01-28 UPDATED

Ford earns $2.7 billion in 2009

Updated: How Much Does It Cost To Hire a New Federal Employee?

Obama’s Golden Opportunities an Anchor for the Dollar

Stunned Wall Street Firms Don’t Want War With Obama

The Second American Tax Revolt

Poll: Americans – and Millennials – Lack Confidence in Government and Wall Street on Economy

The Spending 'Freeze' That Isn't. Since 2008, the ratio of outlays-to-GDP has risen by about 14%.

We can't afford it - Obama, Biden to unveil billion-dollar rail network

Senate permits gov't to borrow an additional $1.9T

'President Obama's Binge Diet'

VDH - Trashing the Job Makers

Obamanomics: "A Fiscal Catastrophe in the Making"

The Land of the Mostly Free

Legitmizing Theft

Here's a recipient who didn't know his company supposedly got two stimulus contracts

The Fed's Anti-Inflation Exit Strategy Will Fail. Sooner or later the pressure to lend out excess bank reserves will be unstoppable

What Obama's Not Going to Tell You About Jobs

New Jobless Claims Drop Less Than Expected

We'll see - AFL-CIO head: Obama 'finally gets it'

New US home sales slide in December

Geithner takes lashing from Democrats and Republicans at AIG hearing

Obama Perpetuates the Myth of Bush as Free-Marketeer

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 01-28

PJTV Video (Medically Incorrect) - Mr. President, Here Is A Simple, 10-Point Plan for Health Care Reform

Uninsured Numbers Are Vastly Inflated

Tort Reform Ignorance

Pelosi Pushes $300 Billion 'Fix' to Senate Health Care Bill

Obama tries to salvage health care bill

Backlash on W.H.'s backroom deals

PJTV Video (Medically Incorrect) - Can’t Heal Thyself? Quiz Thyself

Health Care Freedom Act Passes VA Senate Committee

Senators Slam Door on Liberal Health Care Revival

Health Care, A Modest Proposal

Obama’s 1994

Senate Democrats: SOTU Changed Nothing in Health-Care Debate

Doctors Against the Soda Tax

Pelosi: We'll Pole Vault Or Parachute Healthcare In To Get It Passed

Could Nancy Pelosi Lose Control of the House?

Obamacare on 'Life Support' as Dems Turn to Jobs, Not Healthcare

Corruption Daily Round-Up 01-28 UPDATED

Before I begin, some very good news - Haiti earthquake rescuers find girl alive after 15 days

Targeted Killing Aimed at a US Citizen Abroad

Gordon Brown is a tool. U.K. Proposes $500M to Woo Taliban Off Battlefield, Into Jobs


New Study: What Family Structure Prevents Child Abuse?

PJTV Video (Klavan on the Culture) - Liberal Fantasies v. Reality: Can You Spot the Difference?

Against Civil Gideon (and for Pro Se Court Reform)

The Forfeiture Racket. Police and prosecutors won't give up their license to steal.

Tim Tebow's ad has Left tangled in their knickers

PJTV Video (Sonja Schmidt) - Is This What He Means By Transparency? Obama’s See-Thru Security and Your Right to Privacy

Asylum in the U.S. for German Homeschoolers?

Putting Religion on Trial?

The Joke Ban

Hackers Infiltrate House Web Sites With Anti-Obama Attacks Hacking is rude.

Doctors Against the Soda Tax


Lech Walesa To Appear at Chicago Tea Party

We Really CAN Throw the Bums Out!

Newsmax-Zogby Poll: Palin Tops GOP Field for 2012

Tampa Tea Party News. Rally At Obama's Visit To Tampa

Lech Walesa Will Campaign for Illinois Republican

Forbes Endorses Rubio

Health Care Freedom Act Passes VA Senate Committee

The Second American Tax Revolt

It has nothing to do with corruption but I think it is just cool - America's First Spaceport Grows in the Desert


Well, I didn't watch it live because my British husband HATES the State Of The Union address, regardless of who is giving it.

I did read the written transcript and I did go to various websites ranging from DailyKos to Salon to National Review to read other people's reactions.

And finally, I watched a couple of clips of the speech including the outreagous lie about foreign companies being allowed to donate to politcal campaigns - nice headshake Justice Alito!

In the end, my opinion is the speech sucked.

I know some of the far left think it was great but they don't think in real space to begin with. Center-left to middle right folks seem to be clearheaded enough to spot each and every inconsistancy and bald-faced lie in the speech such as the above mentioned campaign donation lie and the inconsistancy of advancing new or more government programs while promising to "freeze" spending sometime next year.

It sad, lame, and craptacular that Obama thinks he can say these things to the American people on a national stage and that we would believe him. Let alone trust him.


Now as far as the reaction to his "tone" has been. I didn't listen to the whole speech so I can't speak to it but level-headed people whom I respect describe his tone as "nasty", "defensive", and "arrogent". Since Obama has always seemed that way to me to begin with, who am I to argue?

Below are some links so you can see for yourself.

State of the Union speech text

Bob McDonnell's GOP Response: Full Text

What's the Takeaway? (by Peter Robinson)
The tone.

Defensive, hectoring, self-righteous, self-referential, and angry. An astonishing performance. ....

Excuse Me
I forgot to add "petulant."

From a Speecheywritey Type

The Usual Straw Men, &c.

President Wrong on Citizens United Case

PJTV Video (Trifecta) - SPEECHLESS: Obama's State of the Union Leaves the Trifecta Team in Disbelief

Did Obama’s SOTU Pass the Women’s Intuition Test?

SOTU and Voter Intimidation

Staying the Course. The same agenda in more humble clothes.

Obama's Glass Jaw

Obama's Clash With Alito Triggers Firestorm

Obama vs. Alito: Round 2

Supreme Court Historian: After President’s ‘Insult,’ Won’t Be Surprised If Supreme Court Doesn’t Attend Next Year’s State of the Union Address

Justice Alito’s Reaction, "Not True" AND more from Ann Althouse AND Awkward Moment At the State of the Union Address AND Justice Alito mouths 'not true' AND Justice Alito Corrects Constitutional Scholar Prez AND Justice Alito’s You Lie moment AND Obama Misrepresents the Citizens United Decision

Obama's Defense Of SCOTUS Remark Doesn't Wash

Obama’s Shameless Demagoguery

AP FACT CHECK: Obama and a toothless commission

PJTV Video - The State of Israel Reacts to the State of the Union

Is There a Plan? Quite literally, all talk and no action.

A State of the Union in Contradiction

The State of the Union Is No 'Reset' Button. Presidential ratings usually drop after the speech.

Cato Institute Scholars Analyze the 2010 State of the Union Address

Obama: You liked my speech? Please send money. Huckster-in-Chief?

Faux Contrition: Obama Blames the Public

Gitmo? Mideast? Not in Obama speech

Statist Quo

WTF! Chris Matthews on Obama: ‘I Forgot He Was Black For an Hour’ (UPDATED)

Obama urges repeal of ban on open gays in military

The State of the Union

From the Far Left - Instead of giving ground after a shock defeat in Massachusetts, Obama showed style and candor in his State of the Union speech—even if hectoring the Supreme Court justices was unseemly.

Daily Kos v. McDonnell

The Spending 'Freeze' That Isn't. Since 2008, the ratio of outlays-to-GDP has risen by about 14%.

State of the Union Fact Check AND State of the Union: More Lies, Fewer Facts AND Fact Check: How State of Union Compares With Reality

Drunkblogging the State of the Union (As always I (heart) Stephen Green)

Defiant, Delusional Obama at the State of the Union

Guess what. So did I. Harry Reid Yawns During Obama's State Of The Union

PJTV Videos - State of the Union: Will Obama Find the Middle or Will Obama Find Obama? AND State of The One's Union: With Democrats Abandoning Ship, Can Obama Prevent a Republican Takeover?

Leave George Bush Alone!

Obama's answer for America: more of me

The Most Interesting Thing About the SOTU

You Go Girl - Palin Unloads on Obama, SOTU Address

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Congressional Senators Who Voted for Obamacare

Below is a list of the Senators who voted for Obamacare AND who are up for re-election.

Where applicable, I also noted if they are Senate Crypt-Keepers(21+ years in office).

As always, if you see your senator's name, you can contact them here and tell them know what you think.

Voted Yes For Obamacare
Evan Bayh D Ind. (up for re-election)
Michael Bennet D Colo. (up for re-election)
Barbara Boxer D Calif. (up for re-election) (Have I mentioned she's a whorish hack)
Roland W. Burris D Ill. (up for re-election)
Christopher J. Dodd D Conn. ("retiring")
Byron L. Dorgan D N.D. (up for re-election)
Russ Feingold D Wis. (up for re-election)
Kirsten Gillibrand D N.Y. (up for re-election)
Daniel K. Inouye D Hawaii (up for re-election)
Edward E. Kaufman D Del. (retiring - in office since January 3, 1981)
Patrick J. Leahy D Vt. (up for re-election & in office since Jan. 3, 1975)
Blanche Lincoln D Ark. (up for re-election)
Barbara A. Mikulski D Md. (up for re-election & in office since January 3, 1987)
Patty Murray D Wash. (up for re-election)
Harry Reid D Nev. (up for re-election & in office since January 3, 1987)
Charles E. Schumer D N.Y. (up for re-election)
Arlen Specter D Pa. (up for re-election & in office since January 3, 1981)
Ron Wyden D Ore (up for re-election)

Congressional Representatives Who Voted For Obamacare

Well, ALL seats are up for re-election November 2010 in the House of Representatives so below is a list of ALL the Congressional Representatives who voted for Obamacare and if they are Congressional Crypt-Keepers (21+ years in office). As always, if you see your representatives name, you can look up their contact information here and let them know what you think of their vote.

Voted YES for Obamacare
Ackerman (in office since Mar. 1, 1983)
Berman (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Brown, Corrine
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Connolly (VA)
Conyers (in office since Jan. 3, 1965)
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio (in office since Jan. 3, 1987)
Dicks (in office since Jan. 3, 1977)
Dingell (in office since Dec. 13, 1955)
Donnelly (IN)
Edwards (MD)
Engel (in office since Jan. 3, 1989)
Frank (MA) (in office since Jan. 3, 1981)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Hall (NY)
Hastings (FL)
Hoyer (in office since May 19, 1981)
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kanjorski (in office since Jan. 3, 1985)
Kaptur (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Kildee (in office since Jan. 3, 1977)
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Klein (FL)
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee (CA)
Levin (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Lewis (GA) (in office since Jan. 3, 1987)
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey (in office since Jan. 3, 1989)
Markey (MA) (In office since Nov. 2, 1976)
McCarthy (NY)
McDermott (in office since Jan. 3, 1989)
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George (in office since Jan. 3, 1975)
Mollohan (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy, Patrick
Murtha (in office since Feb. 5, 1974)
Nadler (NY)
Neal (MA) (in office since Jan. 3, 1989)
Oberstar (in office since Jan. 3, 1975)
Obey (in office since April 1, 1969)
Ortiz (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Pallone (in office since Nov. 8, 1988)
Pastor (AZ)
Payne (in office since Jan. 3, 1989)
Pelosi (in office since June 2, 1987)
Pingree (ME)
Polis (CO)
Price (NC)
Rahall (in office since Jan. 3, 1977)
Rangel (in office since Jan. 3, 1971)
Rothman (NJ)
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Slaughter (in office since Jan. 3, 1987)
Smith (WA)
Spratt (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Stark (in office since Jan. 3, 1973)
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Towns (in office since Jan. 3, 1983)
Van Hollen
Visclosky (in office since Jan. 3, 1985)
Wasserman Schultz
Waxman (in office since Jan. 3, 1975)
Wilson (OH)

Climategate: Getting Away with It

(Originally posted on NRO by my husband)
To me, the most blatant thing in the Climategate e-mails was the obvious attempts to circumvent legal requirements under the U.K.'s Freedom of Information (FOI) act. It appears the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) agrees, but has found itself powerless to do anything because the University of East Anglia/CRU scientists stonewalled long enough for the statute of limitations to pass. The ICO told the Sunday Times in the U.K.:
The emails which are now public reveal that Mr Holland’s requests under the Freedom of Information Act were not dealt with as they should have been under the legislation. Section 77 of the Freedom of Information Act makes it an offence for public authorities to act so as to prevent intentionally the disclosure of requested information. Mr Holland’s FOI requests were submitted in 2007/8, but it has only recently come to light that they were not dealt with in accordance with the Act.

The legislation requires action within six months of the offence taking place, so by the time the action taken came to light the opportunity to consider a prosecution was long gone. The ICO is gathering evidence from this and other time-barred cases to support the case for a change in the law. It is important to note that the ICO enforces the law as it stands – we do not make it.
This being the case, I find it hard to believe that the UEA's internal investigation will not recommend severe disciplinary action against the UEA scientists involved. Anything less would demonstrate an appalling disregard for the spirit of the Freedom of Information laws.

Our Worst Political Ritual

(Originally posted by my husband on NRO)
I wholeheartedly agree with Kevin's assessment of the SOTU address and also believe Jefferson got it right. What is interesting in its monarchical design, though, is that it compares unfavorably to its actual monarchical counterpart. The Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament also lays out the priorities of the executive for the year. The difference is that, despite all the splendor (crown, throne, Lords walking backwards, Silver-Stick-in-Waiting, Black Rod, etc.), it actually downplays the content of the speech and provides little glory to the government. Her Majesty reads the speech from paper in a flat monotone, while the chap who actually wrote it has to stand crammed in a small alcove literally rubbing shoulders with his worst political enemy (or, in Gordon Brown's case, the Leader of the Opposition). Advantage the Constitutional Monarchy there, I think

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