Thursday, December 24, 2009

Democrats Destroy Own Political Careers Over Obamacare

In passing Obamacare on Christmas Eve, Democrats in both Houses have virtually guaranteed the demise of their political careers. Congratulations all around.

Senate OKs health care measure, reaching milestone

Senate Passes Health Insurance Overhaul

Senate passes historic healthcare reform legislation in 60-39 vote

Senate OKs health care measure, reaching milestone

BREAKING -- Senate passes health bill

Challenge to health bill's constitutionality fails, 39-60

Grassley: Vote on bill's constitutionality is likely meaningless

Obamacare sparking 10th Amendment rebellion, action in seven states

S.C. attorney general to probe constitutionality of Senate healthcare bill's Medicaid provision

Senators Cite New Budget Letter to Argue Health Care Bill Will Hike Deficit

Richard Epstein: The Reid Bill Is Blatantly Unconstitutional

Charming and so freedom-loving - WH requested Stupak 'not say anything' on abortion, congressman says

Passage By Pork Rather Than Good Public Policy

Schumer Says Every State Got Special Treatment in Health Bill

Midnight Votes, Backroom Deals, and a Death Panel

Obama seeks to close the deal on healthcare reform in new year

Say goodbye to your insurance. Harry Reid Turns Insurance Into a Public Utility. The health bill creates a massive cash crunch and then bankruptcies for many insurers.

For Their Next Trick . . . The latest example of violating principles of transparency and accountability in the single-minded pursuit of legislative victory.

ObamaCare: Freedom on Life Support

The Culture of Corruption

Senior Dem: Kill the Senate health reform bill and start over

A comparison of House, Senate health care bills

Protesters Gather for a Second Time Outside Claire McCaskill’s Office

Mayo on Medicare

When Legerdemain Is Used to Pass an Unpopular Bill

A Small but Telling Example of Government Waste

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Democrats in Fantasyland on Health Care Reform

Obama to Make Late Push on Health Overhaul

Progressive group takes aim at president on healthcare

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Three Quick Links

Can Obama Open His Mouth Without Lying About Health Care?

Video: CBS reports on vote-buying in ObamaCare bill

Shelving Obamacare?

WH putting health-care off until … February?
Politico’s Mike Allen and Alexander Trowbridge have some bad news for Democrats, especially in the Senate, where Harry Reid has kept the chamber locked in battle over ObamaCare for weeks in an attempt to hit the finish line by Christmas. Barack Obama plans to put the health-care overhaul on the back burner until after the State of the Union address, pushing any conference between the House and Senate off until February. Instead, Obama plans a “hard pivot” towards jobs and the economy:
Please Dear Lord let this be our Christmas Miracle.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fighting Corruption 12-22

Code Red Rally Pictures

Officials: House Democrat will switch to GOP AND Tweeting the Griffith Switch AND Dem leadership caught by surprise


Who is more respected, Sarah Palin or Al Gore? I'll give you one guess and the hint is Sarah Palin. AND Sarah Palin: Dumb Like Reagan?

Texas Tea Party groups rally on Hutchison's health care filibuster vote

Code TEA: Tea Parties, Go Home! All Politics Is Local OR TEA Party Patriots: Don’t Go Home, Fight!

Tea Parties, Third Parties and the Republican Party

The States Can Check Washington's Power. States should be able to directly propose constitutional amendments.

Well, this is good news. Despite recession, crime keeps falling

And Good News I could use - Brown Fat Revelations May Lead to New Weight Loss Drugs

Voter angst: Nation might see third party rising

Wow. A rare smart decision - Gov't imposes 3-hour limit on tarmac strandings

US lawmakers condemn anti-gay Uganda legislation

English Language Unity Act Adds Two New Supporters

Sen. DeMint battling NRSC chair Cornyn over conservative primary candidates

I'm not sure if this is politically corrupt or an example of fighting corruption, perhaps both. - Shea-Porter ongoing town hall drama takes new turn; effort to ban her from Epping.


Lawyer files lawsuit against Obama administration for health deal records

Junk Science/Environmentalism Corruption 12-22

Thomas Sowell is speaking - The "Science" Mantra

All Economic Pain, No Environmental Gain

VIDEO - An Environmentalist is Asked About Climategate

Obama's dubious 'wins' in Copenhagen and Congress

Cope Notes #3: Welcome Back to the Middle Ages

On environment, Obama and scientists take hit in poll

Pointing and laughing, Brown leads Gore into a Closet

A final shove

The Perils of Global Warming Models

Build-A-Climate-Scare: Why You Should Boycott Build-A-Bear

Africa must exploit all energy sources

Obama faces new global warming skeptic: Joe Sixpack New?

PJTV Video - Nopenhagen: The Truth is Missing From the Climate Debate

This just makes Brown a laughingstock - Gordon Brown calls for new group to police global environment issues

Forget Club of Rome, This is The Club of Losers.

The Copencabana

PJTV Video (AlfonZo Rachel) - Ho-Ho-Hopenhagen: Don't Let the Green Grinch Steal Christmas

Desert Vistas vs. Solar Power It can't be a real "crisis" if they aren't willing to spoil their view.

The Politicization of Peer Review

Mixed Reviews

PJTV Video - Climate Contrarians: A Skeptics Review of Climate-Change

A Cool Wind Braces the Hot-Air Crowd

Christmas Cookie Liability: The Santa Claus Clause

Political Corruption 12-22

Fistgate XI: Kevin Jennings’ Suggested Reading For Kids Included Sick Book that Promoted S&M to Children- Media Silent

Rasmussen Report - "Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) now disapprove."

Democrats Ensure America Will No Longer Be the Last Best Hope of Earth

Length of Congressional Bills Is A Problem for All Americans (Including Those Who Claim 'Planet Earth' As Their Residence)

The Socialist Revolution Has Come to America


Grayson threatens to imprison critic

Obama's dubious 'wins' in Copenhagen and Congress

PJTV Video - The Week in Blogs: "Yes We Kahn," The GOP's Secret Weapon

"Evolution" of a President - not very impressive.

Update: w/ Poll Link - New Poll: Health Care Approval Down To 36%

I'm not sure if this is politically corrupt or an example of fighting corruption, perhaps both. - Shea-Porter ongoing town hall drama takes new turn; effort to ban her from Epping.

Sen. Harkin: Bribes, Closed-Door Deals are "Small Stuff"

The Franken vs. Lieberman Smackdown: A New Trend?

Gregg: Welcome to a New America

From Instapundit:
OUR ANGRY PRESIDENT: “Does it concern anyone else that anger is the only emotion that President Obama has displayed in public over the last month? . . . . How does someone so ‘cool’ get angry so often?” Anger is depression turned outward.

Plus, body language. “This is a photo from Obama’s own Flickr site, so it presents Obama as Obama’s people want him to be seen.”

More on body language here. “So if this photo of Obama leaning way over to stress his point isn’t technically a bow, who do you think in this picture out of Copenhagen is doing the selling/pleading — China’s Wen Jiabao or America’s Democrat president?”
A cipher in the Senate

Walpin-gate may snag Mrs. Obama

Rahm's Fuzzy Math

Obama defends self against black critics Of course, black critics have been wondering if Obama was "black enough" for a while.

A Parody of Leadership

Senate Democrats defend backroom deals

Senate: This Is About Life & Death ... and Pork

When Liberal Dreams Collide With Public Opinion

Impermissible Ratemaking in Health-Insurance Reform: Why the Reid Bill is Unconstitutional

Rasmussen: Dorgan trailing in ND re-election bid by 22 points

Christmas Gifts for that Special Tax Person

Personally, I'd rather have Ken Blackwell - Michael Steele Taking Money For Speeches

There'll be nowhere to run from the new world government

A Plea to Congress: Do Your Job by Crafting Rules for Combatant Detention Cases

Take the poll and maybe send a message - What Will Be the No. 1 Issue for Voters in 2010?

In Economic Woes 12-22

Study Shows Partisan Influence On Stimulus Spending

Obama's dubious 'wins' in Copenhagen and Congress

Q3 GDP revised sharply downward — again

The Problem is Spending, not Deficits That's not the only one.

One Size Does Not Fit All

SEC Announces New Rule Regarding 'Diversity'

Recovery not as strong as previously thought

The Financial Villain of the Decade

California: Running a failed state can sure be expensive

PJTV - Detroit in Ruins: Crowder Discovers No Town in Motown

City To Shut Down Christmas Eve To Save Cash

Our National Debt is Growing to Immoral and Unsafe Proportions

Planning the Next Bubble. Now that the housing bubble has burst, will government create a green-energy bubble?

Unemployment Calls Overwhelm Server

It's All About Connections AND Banks with political ties got bailouts, study shows AND Report: Democratic districts received nearly twice the amount of stimulus funds as GOP districts Hope for Change, ya'll.

Surprise! The Stimulus Bill Was More About Political Payoffs Than Job Creation

Small-business bankruptcies rise 81% in California

The Audacity of Debt

And now this - Obama calls small bankers meeting

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 12-22

Lawyer files lawsuit against Obama administration for health deal records


Does anyone remember when Jimmy Carter announced he wouldn't take a vacation until the American Hostages were released in Iran? Obama: No vacation until Senate passes health bill

Health bill money for hospital sought by Dodd

Kristol: It Could Still Go Down

PJTV Video - Senate Outrage Over ObamaCare

Senator J. Wellington Wimpy’s Health Care Bill From Ken Blackwell, an excellent man who should have been RNC Chair.

GOP senator: Democratic health care deals 'sleazy'

Health Care Legislation Advancing In Senate, Stalled in Public Opinion

Oh Goody. Nelson Says More Senators Seeking Special Treatment in Light of Nebraska Deal Is he saying that two wrongs make a right?

Maximum Achievable Damage

O Come O Come, Emanuel. Will Democrats regret Rahm's wager on health care?

How Many Americans Will Choose to be Uninsured Even if Insurance is Mandatory?

Pork Barrel Politics at Their Worst

Bribing and Blackmailing for Historic Change

Earmarks Buy ObamaCare

Senate leaders will return next week to plot health conference

Snow Jobs

Casey Wrestles with the Full Nelson

Oinking at the Trough AND Other Hand-Picked Perks in the Senate Health Care Monstrosity

Rep. Waters: House liberals to put up tough public-option fight

I like the way this guy* puts it: "Cash for cloture." AND Cash for Cloture: Demcare bribe list, Pt. II

Hot Air TV: Jason Mattera takes on the AARP

Government's abortion mandate. Ben Nelson sold his soul so government can fund abortion on demand

Hell Freezes Over

Nebraska Edition

PJTV Video - Why Was Congressman Rangel in Copenhagen?

Independents Oppose Obamacare 2-1

Don’t despair about ObamaCare

Obama's dubious 'wins' in Copenhagen and Congress

Health Care Reform: Webb’s Crucial Role

Senate: This Is About Life & Death ... and Pork

That's because he's an idiot. Obama praises health care bill as it nears passage

ObamaCare and Mission Creep: Why Health Care Reform Will End Up Covering Much More Than You Think.

ObamaCare and Mission Creep Redux: Sen. Tom Harkin Says Health Care Bill Is ‘A Starter Home’

Government Healthcare: Trust Buster, or Cartel Builder?

A cipher in the Senate

The Health-Care Backlash

Arbitrary Power, Dictatorship, and Health Care

ACORN Qualifies for Funding in Senate Health Care Bill

Left Now Admitting Obamacare Full of Budget Gimmicks

Our Coming Medicare Debacle

What's the rush? Obama health bill set for pre-Christmas vote

Stay Classy Democrats. Senator: Opponents of Health Bill are Birthers, Right-Wing Militias, Aryan Groups

Neb.'s Nelson sees backlash on health reform plan

The Grinches Who Will Steal Your Health Care

Update: w/ Poll Link - New Poll: Health Care Approval Down To 36%

Same As It Ever Was

Obamacare Hazardous to America's Health

Impermissible Ratemaking in Health-Insurance Reform: Why the Reid Bill is Unconstitutional

Transparency Is First Rationing Victim of Reid’s ObamaCare

Obamacare Marches On

PJTV Video - Senator Nelson Goes from Blue Dog to Lame Duck

Who's responsible for the Senate's middle-of-the-night vote?

Health Care: Will Kabuki Kill Pong?

Bad Deal for Doctors, Worse Deal for Patients

McConnell: Nelson ‘Made Himself Look Quite Foolish’

Corruption Daily Round-Up 12-22

Obama Funder Jodie Evans on Her New ‘Tali’ Pals: Taliban Bring Peace and Justice, U.S. Created ‘Hell on Earth’ in Afghanistan

Andrew Breitbart and Hannity Call On Radical Safe Schools Czar to Help Abused Christian Girl in New Jersey (Video)


Female Genital Mutilation accepted in Great Britian and Australia? Disgusting! You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry

TSA Dodges Congressional Investigation of Breach

A little Cheney-esque paranoia can be a good thing - Obama: A Republican Plant?

Violence Policy Center Makes It Up as They Go Along — Again

The State of Higher Education: Who Was Montesquieu?

Not So Liberating: The Twilight of Liberation Theology

Chuck Norris laments lack of God in Obama's Christmas - Away With the Manger

Cut the Power of the Family Courts

Black Education

PJTV Video - Andrew Klavan's Christmas Ghost Story: The Advent Reunion, Part


The Union that Stole Christmas

This ain't good. ACORN Qualifies for Funding in Senate Health Care Bill

ACORN Qualifies for Funding in Senate Health Care Bill

A Song for Bon Bon


This is just sad, sad, sad. Schultz: WH Contacts ‘Morning Joe’ Team Directly During Program

Media Matters: Progressives Take A Courageous Stand Against Israel

WashPost Relents on Plainclothes Officer Holding Gun. Turns Out a Post Staffer Had Seen it With Own Eyes.

Think-Tanks and the Reporters Who Heart Them

Sullivan's Ghosts

The World Is Upside Down

Excellence Gets a Nod from Mediaweek

Fistgate XI: Kevin Jennings’ Suggested Reading For Kids Included Sick Book that Promoted S&M to Children- Media Silent

Monday, December 21, 2009

Posting Delayed

I suck. Apparently digging out of 30" of snow has "distracted" me from posting. I apologize to all my dear readers.

I promise I will try harder tomorrow to get some round-ups going as soon as I debone the turkey and make 2 quarts of stock from the bones.

(I go a little crazy this time of year.)