Saturday, January 22, 2011

Unions In MD Must Pay Up

I'm weeping blood tears. Come on Unions, you can't expect taxpayers to completely fund your retirement. Grow a pair. Unions unhappy with plan to have Md. state workers pay more into pensions

Olbermann - Goodbye and Good Riddance

Keith Olbermann gives abrupt goodbye to MSNBC show

Na na nana, na na nana, hey, hey, hey, Goodbye. (sorry couldn't help myself)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Random Round-Up 01-21

Obama College Article Mysteriously Surfaces

Stewart blasts Cohen for Nazi comparison

Oilman: Bakken holds 20 billion barrels of oil

So-Called ‘Center for Constitutional Rights’ Tries To Silence Glenn Beck, Defends Fellow Communist Sympathizer Frances Fox Piven

Victories for Virginia Taxpayers in Tuesday's Special Elections

An Extremely Detailed Account of the Wrongdoings of Convicted ACORN Conspirator Amy Adele Busefink

Virginia Bill Would Require Schools to Keep Tabs on Cost of Illegal Immigrant Students

About that Voter Suppression Files photo, and actual voter fraud

What's driving the spike in gas prices?

The Menace Abroad: Foreign Policy Threats to Watch in 2011

John Atlas’s Bizarre Column

Next Step in Obamacare Repeal: Ban Rationing Now

10 Things You Won’t Hear in Obama’s State of the Union

Militant Islam in Norway

Company Fires Law Firm Because of Firm’s Unfounded Legal Threat on Company’s Behalf

ACORN leader avoids prison for voter fraud conspiracy

Free Speech on Trial in Austria … and Europe. The trial of Austrian anti-Sharia activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for “denigrating” Islam has major implications for free speech in Europe

Biofuel Breakthrough?

ACORN’s Patrick Gaspard Moving From White House to DNC

One America, Two Languages: Obama's Backdoor Bilingualism

PCRM's Latest Pigheaded Victory Causes Problems

Union Membership and America’s Looming Fiscal Crisis

Los Angeles Takes Policy Cues From Animal Rights Nuts

The Enterprise of Earmarks: New Presidential Appointment Raises Questions on F-35 Funding

Human Rights Imperialism: Leftist Satire or Moral Collapse?

Daily Round-Up 01-21

Slicing Spinal Cords With Scissors


House to vote on abolishing campaign matching fund

Breitbart Is Throwing an '80s-Themed Gay Party

More bills seek crackdown on immigration

Welfare Reform in the ‘Spending Reduction Act’

Ryan Will Deliver SOTU Response


Sunni Muslim Center Ends Dialogue with Vatican

Smearing Supreme Court Justices

First "Marriage" now "Mother" and "Father"? State Dept. v. Mom & Pop What Happened to the Antiwar Movement?

Black Abortions: The Forbidden Topic


First Black Tea Party Forms in Houston

Verizon challenges FCC's new Internet rules

Welfare Reform in the ‘Spending Reduction Act’

Big Union/Leftie Groups 01-21

DNC announces new executive director associated with ACORN

Good. Unions see sharp membership declines again

Hipsters and Community Organizers Protest Walmart Developer's Home

Smearing Supreme Court Justices

Form Follows Fiasco What Happened to the Antiwar Movement?

Bonus Payments to City Retirees Are Drawing Ire

The Union Threat to the Democrats' Future Unless the party confronts its allies in the public-employee unions, it will continue to lose credibility with voters around the country.

Junk Science 01-21

False Data in UN's Anti-Malaria Campaign?

Electricity pricing policies may make or break plug-in hybrid buys

Court ruling likely to intensify political tussle over EPA air pollution rule

Formalde-hiding in Our Clothes?

Form Follows Fiasco

They have before - Corals adapt to global warming-related infections It's called evolution and it's effin' science.

That sounds like fun - Brits Ponder Fuel Rationing

Media Bias 01-21

MSNBC Beats ‘Boring’ CNN By Being The ‘World Wrestling Federation’ Of News

Hershing My Mellow AND SLY SY. A Journalist’s latest tricks

Rebecca Kleefisch and "Sly" Sylvester - WTDY

African-Americans Snubbed by Chicago MSM

Formalde-hiding in Our Clothes?

Network Morning Shows Ignore Philadelphia Abortionist's Murder Arrest

It Sounds So Much Better Read Out Loud

Roger Ailes Evil Because He Doesn't Waste Millions on Ad Consultants

Rep. Bishop Has Atlanta Journal Constitution For Backup In Pigford Blowback

Obamacare 01-21

Idaho Set to Nullify Obama's Health Care Law

What’s Next on Healthcare? Now the Real Work Begins

We're On Track to Real Health Care -- Here's How We'll Do It

Democrats do their best Borg impression

Why Everything Starts with Repeal Democrats are defending Obamacare with flimflammery.

Where Are the Sick People Who Can’t Get Insurance?

It's Winter for Poland and ObamaCare

House GOP begins long drive to dismantle Obamacare

'Choice' vs. Crisis Pregnancy Centers

In Economic Woes 01-21

Lenders See Little Choice: Layoffs

Welfare Reform in the ‘Spending Reduction Act’

Corporate Taxes: The Chief Business Of The Conquerors

DeMint, Jordan, Garrett Unveil Spending Reduction Act

Poll: Heavy majority says deficit needs “immediate action”

The first step is admitting you have a problem. California governor declares fiscal emergency

A Path Is Sought for States to Escape Their Debt Burdens

Forget Defaults, The Real Muni Crisis Is The Evisceration Of The Obama Tax Break

Bonus Payments to City Retirees Are Drawing Ire

Devil's in the details. Mayor Mike's reform misfire

Cost of 1,000 federal committees leaves taxpayers with skyrocketing bill

Obama Teams Up With G.E.; Iran Palaver Peters Out; 2012 Arrives At White House

These Spending-Cut Proposals Are Meaningful

Government auditor: AIG stronger thanks to aid

European Central Bank Studies Show Spending Restraint Is Key to Controlling Red Ink

Backdoor Big Government. Americans sent a small-government message in November, but Obama isn’t listening.

Stealth Inflation? Your favorite products - now 20% smaller

Cut spending before lifting debt ceiling

Republicans set down marker on spending: $2.5 trillion in cuts

China's 'new' jet orders anything but

The Phantom 15 Million. Taming unemployment starts with solving the mystery of the jobs that were supposed to have been created in the past 10 years but weren’t.

Bad Politician Bad 01-21

President Obama Job Approval

Midterm Grades: Barack Obama

DNC announces new executive director associated with ACORN

Backdoor Big Government. Americans sent a small-government message in November, but Obama isn’t listening.

Just as things were looking up, Obama's annual job approval average puts him near the postwar bottom

Get Ready for an Obama Victory in 2012

Obama Admin Lobbying Honduras To Allow Zelaya Back In? Are You Kidding?

A Solution at Obama's Fingertips

Rep. Bishop Takes Heat Over Breitbart Videos about Black Farmers Settlement AND Rep. Bishop Admits There Is Fraud in Pigford, but Says ‘You Can’t Lay That at My Feet’ AND Rep. Bishop Has Atlanta Journal Constitution For Backup In Pigford Blowback

Cost of 1,000 federal committees leaves taxpayers with skyrocketing bill

What will Obama do at the U.N.?

GE's Immelt to Head Obama's New 'Jobs and Competitiveness' Board

Obama Teams Up With G.E.; Iran Palaver Peters Out; 2012 Arrives At White House

Mini Junk Science Round-Up 01-21

How it Works: Drive up Food Prices By Demanding Biofuel, Then Blame Global Warming

Put up or shut up on global warming

“EPA Expands Climate Agenda to the Current Fleet of Power Plants and Refineries"

Space Policy Explained Part 1

Thursday, January 20, 2011

If You Don't Laugh, You'll Cry

Awkward Ed Miliband Moments Mr. Miliband is a British MP but don't worry, he'll still remind you of 99% of Congress.

Governor, you're not helping Obama with this. I'm no birther but nor am I pro-Obama, so I find it quite amusing that this Obama-supporting governor is making things so much worse. Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate. Suggests controversy could hurt president's re-election chances AND Hawaii governor claims record of Obama's birth 'exists in archives' but can't produce the vital document

Are You With Me, Doctor Wu? It's really his stand against "faux Klingons"

Media Bias 01-20

Will Politifact bust Cohen’s lies?

Salon's Joan Walsh Alters Another Obama Quote To Make It Congruent With The Narrative

Before banning 'crosshairs,' CNN used it to refer to Palin, Bachmann

Liberals’ Civility Test

They did it because her face is so plastic, it scares small children. Also, she's a troll. Fox News denies unbooking Joan Rivers over Palin remarks.

Dr. Laura: Media Matters and NAACP Infringing Free Speech; Palin Criticized Because ‘She Has Balls’

Does Paul Krugman Own Logic?

Pro-Union Harper’s Mag Publisher Wants To Bust His Own Union

Sheriff Civility AKA Chris Matthews Calls Michele Bachmann a 'Nut Case'

Timothy Noah, Tool Of Sebelius

Daily Round-Up 01-20

Abortion Doctor Killed Healthy Full-Term Babies With Scissors


I remember this kidnapping, what a miracle! Woman kidnapped as baby: Finding family 'a dream'

DeMint: There Will Be No Bailout for the States

GOP gearing up for EPA fight in House and Senate


‘Religious Cleansing’ AND Christians Under Persecution Overseas

Palinoia, the Destroyer What's behind the left's deranged hatred. AND The War Against Palin Goes On and On and …

Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Immigrants Estimated at $600M in L.A. County

Which one? Eric Holder’s dirty secret

In Norway, an Awakening to the Islamist Danger. Islamists have made no secret of their desire to impose sharia law on the country.

On the erosion of personal liberty.

Collectivism, the Loss of Individual Power and the Future of America

Dinner Without Onions In India? What this article doesn't mention is the impact of idiotic regulations such as that destroying Central Valley, CA that are also part of the causes behind these global food shortages.

Immigrating Prosperity: Part 1, The Battle Lines


The Hunger Code “Food insecurity” is not starvation.


DeMint: There Will Be No Bailout for the States

Black Man's Burden: Those Who Make Them Victims

Big Union/Leftie Groups 01-20


8 Days after AZ Shooting, Obama Ed Sec and Teacher Union Boss Promote “No Peace”

Trumka: White House review of government regulations a ‘distraction’ Like I want the AFL-CIO's opinion on government regulations.

The Union Threat to the Democrats' Future Unless the party confronts its allies in the public-employee unions, it will continue to lose credibility with voters around the country. In many ways, public unions are a threat to ALL our futures.

Pro-Union Harper’s Mag Publisher Wants To Bust His Own Union Jeb Bush on Disrupting the Education Monopoly

Best and Brightest Teachers Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Michelle Obama's 'Get Moving' Program Linked to Pedestrian Deaths Ummm?

Uncle Sam Wants to Cut Your Fat You can cut my fat after you've cut your spending fat first, Uncle Same.

In Economic Woes 01-20

Corporate taxes are self-defeating. America's anti-business taxes have put it at a competitive disadvantage

Record Oil, Gas Prices Loom as Financial Reform Fails

95% of them, sir. Issa to public: Which regs hurt?

Conservatives sign on to simplifying the tax code and closing loopholes

Exclusive: Over a million immigrants land U.S. jobs in 2008-10

Yeah, he's not cracking that book. Required Reading for the President

Republicans to hold spending vote before State of the Union

Illegal Immigration Major Economic Issue

Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Immigrants Estimated at $600M in L.A. County

7 Places Inflation Is Battering Consumers

The Radical Reform That California Needs AND How much does California owe?

The Power of the Purse It’s time to remake the House Appropriations Committee.

Thomas Sowell: Fed Trapped in Endless Easing Cycle

Administration Split over Fannie-Freddie Strategy

The Messy Path To Creating Jobs

So do I. World needs $100 trillion more credit, says World Economic Forum

Good. Cantor suggests GOP knife could cut deep

Pimco: Back to the USA. We're in the ring of fire!

The myth of ‘post-American globalization’

What Congress Should Cut. Let's scrap the Departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development, end farm subsidies, and end urban mass transit grants, for starters.

It’s Official: Democrat Stimulus Bill Was a Failure

Spending Fight Looms; Dems Get Nasty; Obama Gets Boost

Bad Politician Bad 01-20

RealClearPolitics Poll Averages

Not Just Uncivil, But Wrong

Pigford Investigation Resources

It’s a TARP! Geithner Won’t Show for First Issa Hearing

Carol Moseley Braun says Bill Clinton is betraying minorities

A tale of two parties and their priorities

Race Card: Schultz Claims Republicans Have 'Pre-Civil Rights Attitude' On ObamaCare

He really is such a tool The Bloomberg Syndrome When global sermonizing trumps local competence

Hubris heading for a fall

Record Oil, Gas Prices Loom as Financial Reform Fails

Administration Split over Fannie-Freddie Strategy

Bail them out, regulate them, then work for them

Page 3 is especially good. How the Happy Meal ban explains San Francisco

Interview with Representative Paul Ryan

Obamacare 01-20

There Are Now 27 States Challenging the Constitutionality of ObamaCare
Taxpayer Calculator: Health Care Repeal

Rep. Upton begins investigation of health-care bureaucracy

The damage has already begun

ObamaCare DOA in the Senate? Not so Fast …

Who could blame them? MDs fear healthcare reform: Thomson Reuters survey

26 states join Obama health care lawsuit in Fla.

Opposing view on health law: 'We need a new approach'

From the Big Book of Duh - Congress Should Have Addressed Medicare Rather Than Pass 'ObamaCare'

From the Annals of Idiocy - Rep. John Lewis Says Declaration's ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ Language and 14th Amendment Authorize Congress to Force People to Buy Health Insurance Ummm... also asked Lewis what part of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to require individuals to buy health insurance.

“Well, when you start off with the Preamble of the Constitution, you talk about the pursuit of happiness," said Lewis. "You go to the 14th Amendment--it’s equal protection under the law and we have not repealed the 14th Amendment. People have a right to have health care. It’s not a privilege but a right."

The Preamble of the Constitution states, “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Our Dear Leaders, ladies and gentleman. Every one of them a scholar. Not only did he get the first reference wrong but the 14 Amendment's equal protection refers to state-level laws, not federal.

The GOP's Health-Care Offensive Has Just Begun The longer this issue is around, the worse it's likely to be for Democrats

Race Card: Schultz Claims Republicans Have 'Pre-Civil Rights Attitude' On ObamaCare

Repeal Passes by Much Larger Margin Than Obamacare Did

Abortion on deck in health care debate

A Joke From The UK

George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.

While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The
devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished
the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin
writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is
finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so
she writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is
finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got
to call the USA so cheaply.

The devil smiles and replies: "Since Obama took over, the country has
gone to hell, so it's a local call."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

For Christina

Obamacare 01-19

House passes health law repeal

Polls: Obamacare Still Unpopular

Need a waiver from Obamacare? Get in line

Ryan: Obama’s ‘Disastrous’ Law

What Is Seen and Unseen: Obamacare Edition

Boehner: “Let’s Challenge Ourselves to Do Better”
House Speaker John Boehner’s remarks on Obamacare repeal, to be voted on shortly:
“I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank all the Members of this body for a spirited, respectful debate on this critical issue.

“Both sides of the aisle have very different viewpoints on what government’s role in health care should be.

“If there is one thing we do agree on, it’s that this health care law needs improvement. The president himself said as much yesterday.

“Why does it need improvement? Just look at the facts.

“Yesterday, 200 economists and experts put out a letter calling ObamaCare ‘a barrier to job growth.’

“The letter talks about how employers are struggling to keep up with all the mandates and tax hikes in this law, flooding the job market with additional uncertainty.

“The one thing the American people wanted out of health care reform was lower costs, which the authors of this law promised, but did not deliver.

“According to these economists – this law will increase spending by $1 trillion dollars – that’s ‘at a minimum’ – and add nearly $1.5 trillion to the deficit.

“So if we agree this law needs improving, why would we keep it on the books?

“Why would we keep one hand tied behind our backs when we’re dealing with near 10 percent unemployment and a $14 trillion debt?

“If we can do better, then let’s do better.

“Let me be clear about what repealing this health care law means for families, small businesses, and taxpayers:

“Repeal means preventing more than $770 billion in tax hikes and eliminating all the mandates and penalties so that small businesses can grow and hire new workers.

“Repeal means reducing spending by $540 billion, another step in tackling the massive debt that faces our kids and grandkids.

“Repeal means protecting more than 7 million seniors from losing or being denied the Medicare Advantage coverage they like.

“Repeal means paving the way for better solutions that will lower costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting our government.

“And repeal means keeping a promise.

“This is what we said we would do. We listened to the people – we made a commitment to them – a pledge to make their priorities our priorities.

“When you look at the facts… When you listen to the people… This is a promise worth keeping.

“Let’s stop payment on this check before it can destroy more jobs and put us in an even deeper hole.

“Then let’s work together to put in place reforms that lower costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting this government.

“Let’s challenge ourselves to do better.”

Random Round-Up 01-19

President Obama Job Approval

DA: Pa. abortion doc killed 7 babies with scissors

Oh Good God! Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate. Suggests controversy could hurt president's re-election chances

Welfare tab for children of illegal immigrants estimated at $600m in L.A. County

MLK and His Guns

Why Green Energy Can't Power a Job Engine

Development Policy: Is the World Bank Sacrificing Economic Growth and Higher Living Standards on the Altar of Radical Environmentalism?

Michael Williams Running in TX

Breitbart to Join GOProud’s Advisory Council

Oh that classy Pelosi - Pelosi to reappoint same Dems to ethics board she created

Bankruptcy for States

The IRS Run Amok

Obama's SEC hires Goldman Sachs asset manager to regulate asset managers

Democratic lawmaker compares GOP health law claims to Nazi 'lies' So much for "liberal civility" - video here.

Housing Starts in U.S. Decreased in December to One-Year Low

What Congress Should Cut Let's scrap the Departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development, end farm subsidies, and end urban mass transit grants, for starters.

Go Issa Go - Issa Investigates GAO Investigators in Battle over For-Profit Schools

Business Hands Tied by Double Taxation

Impact of SOX on the IPO Market

$100 Bribe to Ticket Agent Allows Unknown Package to Fly on JetBlue

Thomas Sowell - Budget Crisis Rhetoric: Part II

Foreign gifts piled up for Obamas in first year

House Energy panel to take aim at Obama climate change regulations

Another Farmer Says Rep. Sanford Bishop Didn’t Pursue Pigford Fraud Allegations

Flashback: Pro-Pigford Congressman Mum on ‘Widespread Fraud’ Question Before House Vote

Did Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) Want Pigford Fraud Coverup?

Christie Expands Number of Charter Schools in New Jersey

Staying True: How Conservatives Can Win in the 112th Congress

Sharing the Burden of Peace

Va. lawmakers look to stop climate change probe - Shame on them.

Three issues Obama should raise with Hu - but probably won't

Regulation Reform Joke

By my husband.

Obama's regulation pledge does not pass the laugh test

HHS HiJinks

HHS Wildly Overstates the Problem of Pre-Existing Conditions — and Ignores Its Cause

Teachers Vs. Educators

A friend emailed this to me and I thought it appropriate to share. Enjoy.
Lipstick in School (Priceless!)

According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night the maintenance man would remove them, and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done... She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses).

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers...and then there are educators.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scummy politicians

What does it take to end a political career? If you go to the original article above, you can follow the links underscoring these particular charges.
•Being found guilty of 11 ethics violations. (Charlie Rangel, D-NY)
•Stuffing your pants with classified documents, stealing and destroying them. (Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s National Security Advisor, went on to become a Hillary Clinton campaign advisor in 2008.)
•A prostitution scandal. (Democrat Elliot Spitzer, then Governor of NY, now cohost of Parker Spitzer and David Vitter, R-LA, still in office, were clients. Barney Frank, D-MA, still in office; his boyfriend ran a prostitution ring from their home.)
•Having the FBI find $90,000 in your freezer. (William Jefferson, D-LA, was re-elected while under federal investigation.)
•Being a Klan leader, and saying “white niggers” on TV. (Robert Byrd – D-WV, re-elected until he died while in office) In contrast, Trent Lott, R-MS, was driven from his post as Minority Leader for complimenting former Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond at a birthday party.
•Being found guilty of defamation. (Al Sharpton is currently a radio host, and regularly appears on cable network opinion shows.)
•Plagiarism and an ongoing series of gaffes. (Joe Biden)
•Calling Jews “hymies” and New York City, “Hymietown;” fathering an illegitimate child (Reverend Jesse Jackson, who is still active politically and still welcome as a guest on cable news networks.)
•Being an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam scandal. (Jack Murtha, D-PA, re-elected until he died in office.)
•Being caught on tape smoking crack cocaine. (Marion Barry, Democratic mayor of Washington, DC, went on to serve on the Washington D.C. City Council and another term as mayor after his release from prison.)
•Association with a domestic terrorist. (Barack Obama)
•Swimming away and letting Mary Jo Kopechne drown, and offering to help the Soviet Union defeat America’s most formidable enemy: President Ronald Reagan. (Ted Kennedy, D-MA, re-elected until he died in office.)