Sunday, January 31, 2010

Caption This Photo of Obama Bowing to Tampa Mayor

Caption this photo of President Barack Obama bowing to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla.



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Roger Ailes smacks down Arianna Huffington

Roger Ailes defended Glenn Beck and gave Arianna Huffington a verbal smack-down.

Obama Sans Teleprompter: "The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."

A gutsy college student asks a legitimate question of President Obama and he just dances around it with a bunch of rhetorical garbage. Obviously, President Obama left his teleprompter on the plane. At one point, Obama actually said:
"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."

IPCC Forced to Retract Another Bogus Claim


This time it is the claim global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rain forest. The IPCC included this unscientific claim in their 2007 report. The basis for this bogus claim came from two WWF environmental activists. They got their information from a Nature article that is unrelated to global warming. The article was about logging and burning destroying rain Forrest.

Times Online reported:
A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise...

Senator-Elect Scott Brown Tells Barbara Walters: "I am a Fiscal Conservative" (video)

Here is a preview of Barbara Walters interview with Scott Brown which will air today on ABC News' "This Week."



Brown says he will vote as a "Fiscal Conservative," but he is an "Independent thinker," and will vote his conscience.

Hat tip Freedom's Lighthouse.

Obama Wants to Spend $3.8 Trillion of Your Money Next Fiscal Year


President Obama wants increase funding bailouts to cash strapped states. This will make taxpayers in fiscally responsible states wonder why they have to help cover the deficits for states with large social welfare networks. Obama is also increasing the Energy Department budget. Apparently, he hasn't seen this survey showing global warming is very low on voters priority list.

FOX News reported:
President Obama is expected to send a $3.8 trillion budget to Congress on Monday for the coming fiscal year, according to The New York Times.

Obama's budget would increase financing for education and for civilian research programs by 6 percent and provide cash-strapped states $25 billion, the newspaper reported.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Terrorist Plan Surgically Implanted Bombs


If you think the new body scanners that make people virtually naked will protect you from terrorists, think again. MI5 has uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda is planning to surgically implant explosives in response wider use of the new scanners. Isn't profiling starting to sound better?

The Daily Mail reported:
Britain is facing a new Al Qaeda terror threat from suicide ‘body bombers’ with explosives surgically inserted inside them.

Until now, terrorists have attacked airlines, Underground trains and buses by secreting bombs in bags, shoes or underwear to avoid detection.

But an operation by MI5 has uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda is planning a new stage in its terror...

Obama Admission: Democrats "Snuck in" Provisions That Violate His Pledges

President Obama accused democrats of sneaking in provisions to health care reform that would allow bureaucrats to come between people and their doctors. He called these provisions stray cats and dogs. If he had followed through on his promise to put all the hearings and negotiations on CSPAN, those stray cats and dogs probably wouldn't be in the bill.

Voters Don't Believe Obama


In the 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama claimed he cut taxes for 95% of Americans, created 2 million new jobs and turned around the economy. Voters don't believe him. Only 27% of voters believe Obama has created 2 million new jobs. They are very skeptical of his other claims too.

Rasmussen reported:
The president in the speech declared that his administration has cut taxes for 95% of Americans. He even chided Republicans for not applauding on that point. However, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that taxes have been cut for 95% of Americans. Most (53%) say it has not happened, and 26% are not sure. Other polling shows that nearly half the nation’s voters expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years.

Unions Try to Destroy the Tea Party Movement

Gateway Pundit reported:
This website recently popped up on the internet:
The Tea Party Is Over-
Our Mission: To prevent the Tea Party’s dangerous ideas from gaining legislative traction.

Here is a screen shot:

Lee Doren reported:
It is paid for by the American Public Policy Committee. Well, according to opensecrets.org, the two donors for American Public Policy Committee this year are Patriot Majority and Patriot Majority West.

However, according to opensecrets.org, the 2nd largest contributor in 2008 to Patriot Majority was SEIU and other top Unions around America.

Here is a screen shot:

It is ironic a group calling itself the "Patriot Majority" is trying to destroy one of the most patriotic groups in America.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Promises Outright War if Democrats Use Reconciliation to Pass Obamacare


Democrats are considering using the budget reconciliation process to pass Obamacare since they have lost their 60 vote super majority. Senator Orrin Hatch is making an ominous prediction if democrats use this 'dirty trick." Hatch said, “It is going to be outright war and it should be..."

SENATUS reported:
Hatch said Thursday that using reconciliation would be “one of the worst grabs for power in the history of the country” that would permanently impact relations between the two parties.

“It is going to be outright war and it should be, because it would be such an abuse of the reconciliation rules,” Hatch said. “If they abuse those rules it is going to lead to even more heated animosities between not just the two parties, but even between individual senators.”

Khalid Sheik Mohammed Trial Moving Back to GITMO?


Objections of New York's Mayor, citizens and many Congressmen have changes the administration's position about conducting the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other terrorists in New York City. Reportedly, the trials may be moved back to military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay.

The NY Post Reported:
The trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed won't be held in lower Manhattan and could take place in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, sources said last night.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Veteran Political Analyst Charlie Cook: Democrats in Danger of Losing House in 2010 and Senate in 2012



Charlie Cook thinks Democrats could lose the House in 2010 if they continue their downward spiral. He prefect Democrats will control only 52~54 Senate seats after the 2010 elections. In 2012 and 2014, the math makes it difficult for democrats to feel good about maintaining control of the Senate.
...But if Democrats stay on their current downward trajectory, their majority will be history. The retirements that are likely to result from almost any deterioration in the House Democrats' current situation would reduce their chances of maintaining control to 50-50.

Harry Reid is Trying to Buy His Re-election


Harry Reid plans to raise $25 million to buy his re-election to the Senate. He has already raised $15 million and spent over $2 million in the last quarter of 2009 trying to bolster his falling poll numbers. Reid may be wasting his donors money. A Rasmussen survey taken in January found him drawing only 36% of the vote in a match up against his likely opponents.

MSNBC reported:
The Senate leader, considered among the most vulnerable incumbents in the nation, has said he will raise $25 million for his campaign to win a fifth term in the Senate. He's raised $15 million so far and will need to raise nearly $1 million a month to hit that target.

Senator Inhofe: Obama Better Liar Than Bill Clinton

This is a good video of Senator Inhofe fisking some of President Obama's State of the Union address.

Sen. Conrad's Support of Reconciliation for Obamacare Makes a Fool of His Impassioned 2001 Speech Against Using Reconciliation for HCR

Sen. Kent Conrad chairs the Senate Budget Committee that will have to start the reconciliation process if it is to be used to pass Obamacare. Reconciliation can not be used if he is not on board. Yesterday, he indicated he was open to using the reconciliation process to ram Obamacare down your throats. In the past, Sen. Kent Conrad has taken an unyielding and impassioned stance against using reconciliation for anything but deficit reduction. Ironically, he used health care reform as the example of what it would be wrong to use reconciliation to pass. The following video is from 4/2/01 when Sen. Kent Conrad went on a several minute rant on the Senate floor against the proposal to use reconciliation to pass health care reform back 1993 and 1994. He was referring to Bill Clinton's $138 billion health care proposal. Conrad said that was "not what the Founding Fathers intended for this body..." Conrad also said, "It is an absolute abuse to use reconciliation for any other purpose than deficit reduction."



Sen. Kent Conrad needs to explain what has changed now. Bill Clinton's $138 billion proposal is dwarfed by Senate democrats massive $871 billion over 10 years bill. Sen. Conrad is in danger of making a fool of himself.

Former Constitutional Law Professor Barack Obama Confuses Declaration of Independence With Constitution


Former constitutional law professor and now President Barack Obama doesn't know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. During his State of the Union address, President Obama attributed "the notion that we are all created equal" to the Constitution. This is actually part of the Declaration of Independence. We have to wonder if Obama read his lectures at the University of Chicago Law School from a teleprompter.

Modern Conservative reported:
One would hope the President of the United States would know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But in last night's State of the Union Address, President Obama said:
We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal….

Um, wrong founding document, Mr. President...

Osama Bin Laden Joins Liberals in Blaming America for Global Warming


In a new tape played in part by Al-Jazeera television, Osama Bin Laden blamed America for global warming and urged the world to get out of the dollar. I wonder if anthropogenic global warming believers will embrace their new team member.

FOX News
reported:
CAIRO — Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.

Pelosi Parties on Your Dime


Judicial Watch has received documents under Freedom of Information Act about Nancy Pelosi's use of military aircraft for travel. Pelosi has racked up over $2 million in expenses over the last two years. Over $100 thousand was for "in-flight services" like booze and food.

WND reported:
It reads like a dream order for some wild frat party...

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama Bashes Lobbyist in SOTU, Then Invites Them to Private Briefing.


The hypocrisy is astounding.

The Hill reported:
A day after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama’s administration has invited K Street insiders to join private briefings on a range of topics addressed in Wednesday’s State of the Union.

Nancy Pelosi Wants to Pole Vault for Obamacare?

This is bizarre. Today Nancy Pelosi said about passing Obamacare:
“We’ll go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, we’ll go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in."

Obama's State of the Union Was a Snoozer for Democrats

Republicans and Independents were closely watching President Obama's State of the Union address for signs he would pivot back to the middle after the hard left turn he tried to take us on last year. He didn't. Democrats must have know Obama would dish out more of the same Bush bashing he has spouting since 2008. They couldn't stay awake.

DHHS Chief Janet Napolitano had a nice nap during President Obama's boring speech.



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was really struggling.



Perhaps Democrats can pass out "No Doze" next year.

Justice Alito's Joe Wilson Moment:

Justice Alito mouths 'not true' when President Obama said:
"Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people, and that’s why I’m urging Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to right this wrong."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CBO: Stimulus to Cost Extra $75 billion Because It Failed to Save Jobs


The nonpartisan CBO has a new report on the stimulus. The bill will cost an extra $75 billion in unemployment benefits, food assistance payments and other expenses stemming from lost jobs that the stimulus bill was meant to save. The total stimulus cost will now be $862 billion.

FOX News reported:
The nonpartisan CBO report, published Tuesday, attributes the $75 billion increase to added unemployment-related costs. More Americans are receiving unemployment benefits for lost jobs that the stimulus bill was meant to save, the report says.

About $21 billion of the added costs stem from higher unemployment compensation payments, while the remainder of the increase comes from food assistance payments and interest payments from states on taxable government bonds, the Washington Times reported.

The Resurrection Of Obamacare


Pelosi thinks she can get the votes to pass ObamaCare — if the Senate uses reconciliation to make some changes.

Politico via Hot Air:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday floated the idea of a two-track plan for health care reform — with Congress pursuing easier-to-pass incremental changes now and comprehensive reform later.

“We believe that it’s possible to have comprehensive health care reform as we go forward, but at the same time, it can be on another track where some things can just be passed outside of that legislation, and we’ll be doing both,” Pelosi said in an interview with POLITICO…

“We have to get it done,” the speaker said. “What the process is doesn’t matter. The outcome is what is important, and what it means to working families in America.”

Krauthammer Explains How Obama's Spending Freeze is Really Locking in a 24% Increase (video)

Krauthammer explains ‘Trick’ behind Obama spending freeze:
'Instead of reducing the spending, it's locking in these huge increases that were instituted last year'

Krauthammer: The "Spending Freeze" Is Obama's Three-Card Monte (video)

Obama Finally Finds a Program He Wants to Cut: Manned Space Exploration


An artist's concept image shows the Ares I crew launch vehicle on the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The upper stage is the wide part of the rocket near the top. Credit: NASA/MSFC


President Obama will not fund The Constellation program in his next budget. The Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles will be canceled. There will not be any money for a new lunar lander either. This means our planned return to the moon has been indefinitely delayed. Also, we will have to depend on the Russians to give us a ride to the International Space Station for the indefinite future after shuttles are grounded at the end of 2010. President Obama certainly doesn't have John F. Kennedy's vision when it comes to advancing the exploration of space. Manned space flight has been the driving force for NASA for most of their history. When we can only go to the ISS occasionally if the Russians give us a ride, public enthusiasm for other NASA funding will surely wane. This is the beginning of a slow death for NASA and space exploration.

The LA Times reported:
NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there, if President Obama gets his way....

"We certainly don't need to go back to the moon," one administration official said.


Narcissist-in-Chief Mentions himself 132 times in last week’s Ohio speech

The Narcissist-in-Chief mentioned himself 132 times in last week’s Ohio speech about jobs. He didn't completely forget about us. He mentioned taxpayers two times. We have to wonder how President Obama tears himself away from a mirror long enough to give a speech.

Bad Blood Between Democrats Grows


Democrats are naming and blaming in the latest round of rancor following the election of Scott Brown to the Massachusetts vacated by the death of Teddy Kennedy and the subsequent collapse of health care reform legislation. Nancy Pelosi is blaming President Obama, Harry Reid is blaming Rahm Emanuel, House democrats are blaming Harry Reid and the Senate. Popcorn anyone?

From Politico:
The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi and her allies believe Obama’s reluctance to stake his political capital on health care reform in mid-2009 contributed to the near collapse of negotiations now....

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters the legislative process in the Senate is “broken” — prompting Reid to later quip: “I could give you a few comments on how I feel about the House.”

Accent is mine.

Another Teleprompter-in -Chief Sighting


This time President Obama is using a teleprompter to speak to his middle-class task force. The setting appears to be a conference room. Who needs a teleprompter in a conference room? Is this a sign of insecurity by "the one?"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Best Fifteen Minutes Of Glenn Beck Ever?

If you wonder why people watch Glenn Beck, check out this segment. Beck makes his points while being very entertaining in his zany way.

Click "close" in the upper right corner to kill the ad.

Oh my! Republican Mike Castle Up 56%-27% Over Likely Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware Senate Race!


Joe Biden's son has dropped out of the Delaware Senate race. Young Biden saw the writing on the wall after the upset GOP Senate win in Massachusetts. Republican Mike Castle is now stomping likely democrat Chris Coons 56% to 27% in the latest poll.

Rasmussen reported:

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Delaware voters shows longtime GOP congressman Mike Castle leading New Castle County Executive Chris Coons 56% to 27%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.

PPP Poll: FOX News Most Trusted Name in News


This survey is going to make some liberal heads explode. Liberals love to refer to FOX News as "Faux News." However, the public strongly disagrees. A PPP survey has found FOX News to be the most trusted source for news. FOX is the only network more people trust than distrust as a news source.
Our newest survey looking at perceptions of ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News finds Fox as the only one that more people say they trust than distrust. 49% say they trust it to 37% who do not.

President Obama's Meaningless Budget Freeze Proposal


There has been much buzz about President Obama's proposed three year budget freeze on discretionary spending. The spending covered by President Obama's proposal is only 17% of the federal budget. It would only make a $15 billion reduction of next years $1.4 trillion projected deficit.

The WSJ reported:

To attack the $1.4 trillion deficit, the White House will propose limits on discretionary spending unrelated to the military, veterans, homeland security and international affairs, according to senior administration officials. Also untouched are big entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Stimulus II: A Sequel America Can't Afford (video)

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity makes the case the first stimulus was a flop and a second stimulus would just exacerbate the problem. Even if you disagree at the end, this is a thought provoking video.

From the Center for Freedom and Prosperity:

Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama Promised to End No Bid Contracts Unless You Are a Big Democratic Donor


Candidate Barack Obama in 2008:
"I will finally end the abuse of no-bid contracts once and for all," the senator told a Grand Rapids audience on Oct. 2. "The days of sweetheart deals for Halliburton will be over when I'm in the White House."

Of course, the election is what is over. FOX News has learned the Obama administration awarded a $25 million contract this month to a big Democratic campaign contributor without competitive bids.
Despite President Obama’s long history of criticizing the Bush administration for “sweetheart deals” with favored contractors, the Obama administration this month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids, Fox News has learned.

Caption This Obama Photo

Caption this photo of President Obama looking at himself in a mirror.



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Honorable Mention:
Carlos said...

I really am the President of the United States of America. I better start acting like it!

Sen. Joe Lieberman Thinks He Could Run as a New England Moderate Republican (video)

Sen. Joe Lieberman: I Could Run As A New England Moderate...

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Based on his vote for Obamacare, I am skeptical he could win as a Republican. What do you think?

Obama: "Big difference" between '10 and '94 is "me"


This Obama statement was relayed by retiring 'Blue Dog' democrat Rep. Marion Berry.

Via Politico:
Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.” [snip]

Rep. Marion Berry did not reveal when President Obama made that statement, but it demonstrates the depth of President Obama's arrogance. The election results from Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts indicate Obama is as clueless as he is arrogant.

President Obama is Out Of Touch With Public's Priorities


After passing "Porkulus," President Obama and Democrats have been focused on Health care reform and climate change legislation for most of the year. Next year they plan to add immigration reform to the mix. This doesn't match the public's priorities at all. According to a Pew Research Center survey, Americans top five priorities are economy, jobs, terrorism, Social Security and education. The Democrats top priorities seem to be health care reform, climate change legislation, immigration reform, bailing out unions and rewarding their supporters. Of the Democrats priorities, health care comes in at eighth, immigration reform is eighteenth and global warming is twenty-first. Bailing out unions and rewarding special interest groups didn't make the list. No wonder Democrats are fairing so poorly at the polls.

The PEW Research Center reported:

At the same time, the public has shifted the emphasis it assigns to two major policy issues: dealing with the nation’s energy problem and reducing the budget deficit. About half (49%) say that dealing with the nation’s energy problem should be a top priority, down from 60% a year ago. At the same time, there has been a modest rise in the percentage saying that reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority, from 53% to 60%.

Obama is Most Polarizing First First-Year President Ever

Barack Obama promised to bring a new tone to Washington. He has failed miserably on that promise. Never in recent memory has there been less bipartisanship or rancor between Republicans and Democrats. A new Gallop survey has found president Obama to be the most polarizing first-year President ever by a wide margin.

Gallop
reported:
PRINCETON, NJ -- The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats' (88%) and Republicans' (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama is easily the largest for any president in his first year in office, greatly exceeding the prior high of 52 points for Bill Clinton.

NBC's David Gregory Bashes Republicans As 'The Party of No'


President Obama and democrats have pursued a strategy of formulating legislation without any Republican input. Then, they brand republicans as 'The Party of No' when they won't support the very liberal legislation. The main lame stream media is helping democrats brand Republicans as the 'The Party of No.'

NewsBusters reported:
NBC's David Gregory on Sunday used his interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bash Republicans.

After his largely friendly discussion with senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, the "Meet the Press" host abruptly changed his tone and manner with the very first question to McConnell, "Is there one Republican who will support any Democratic healthcare initiative?"

Another House Democrat Bites the Dust


The latest democrat to abandon ship is Rep. Marion Berry (D-AK). Rep. Berry is from a district John McCain won in 2008.

From the Washington Post:
Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision.

Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the last two months but the first to announce his retirement since the party's special election loss in Massachusetts last Tuesday.

Democrats will be quick to point out 14 Republicans have announced plans to retire. The difference is most of these republicans are from districts that are considered safe.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

India and China Bail on Copenhagen Accord


India and China have had time to rethink the Copenhagen Accord and they aren't interested in signing.

The Hindu reported:

An Indian official said that though the government had been thinking of signing the accord because it “did not have any legal teeth and would be good diplomatically”; it felt irked because of repeated messages from both UN officials and developed countries to accede to it.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seeking a number of clarifications on the implications of the accord that India ...

How Embarrassing! Obama Uses Teleprompter to Speak to Sixth Grade Class!

President Barack Obama visited with sixth grade students at the Graham Road Elementary School January 19, 2010 in Falls Church, Virginia. President Obama delivered remarks on his 'Race to the Top' program. He needed a teleprompter to speak to sixth graders. Pictures from here are posted below.



More photos here.

Update: The White House denies the teleprompter was used for the sixth graders. They claim it was for a press conference afterwords.

Potty Mouth Ed Schultz Tells Robert Gibbs He’s ‘Full Of Sh*t’ And ‘You’re Losing Your Base’

MSNBC's Loony lefty Ed Schultz told an audience at Minnesota progressive talk radio AM950’s Blue State Bash at the Minneapolis Convention Center that he made the following comment to Robert Gibbs:
SCHULTZ: I told him he was full of sh*t is what I told him. … And then he gave me the Dick Cheney f-bomb. … I told Robert Gibbs, I said “And I’m sorry you’re swearing at me, but I’m just trying to help you out. I’m telling you you’re losing your base. Do you understand you’re losing your base?”

Don't you just love it when the left implodes? The comment starts at about the 4:25 mark of the video.

"Meet the Press" Moderator David Gregory Tries to be a Real Journalist After Massachusetts Wake-up call

Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett claimed today on Meet the Press that President Obama has:
"Turned the Economy Around."

David Gregory responded:
"I'm sorry - you can't say you've turned the economy around when there are 4 million jobs that have been lost on the President's watch, when the Debt is higher, and the Stimulus did not produce the jobs the administration said it would."

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


Will the main stream media finally start doing it's job?

Robert Gibbs Continues Team Obama Denial

Robert Gibbs says Massachusetts' vote was not against Obama's radical agenda.

Robert Gibbs:
“More People Voted to Express Support for Barack Obama Than to Oppose Him”




Keep up the denial until you are thrown out of office by the voters.

Chairman of IPCC Used Bogus Himalayan Glacier Melting Scam in Fund-raising


Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), used bogus claims about Himalayan glaciers melting to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds. Pachauri is alleged to be a glacier expert and should have easily known the claims were false. Some people are wondering if his actions were criminal.

The Times reported:
The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great video: No Rules for Radicals

This video highlights how democrats have been following Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals."

From YouTube:
Inspired by Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals" and how it has become the 'liberal primer' for the now flaming socialist Democrat Party.

No Rules for Radicals

Great Hannity Segment With Karl Rove (video)

Karl Rove and Sean Hannity discuss President Obama's poll numbers and other topics. This is classic Hannity and a great video. Enjoy.

Watch This Video Before You Jump To A Conclusion The SCOTUS Campaign Donation Decision Was Wrong

If you think the Supreme Court decision determining campaign donations are free speech was wrong, watch this video from the Cato Institute and learn what campaign finance reform is all about.

Obama's "Thelma and Louise" Moment

At the 30 second mark of this video of President Obama promising to "Get it done" on health care reform, Obama compares health care reform to a "Thelma and Louise" moment.



And over the cliff they go. The final scene from "Thelma & Louise."



May Obamacare rest in peace.

Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi Still in Denial About America's Rejection of Obamacare


Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are reportedly huddling this weekend and trying to figure out how to finish the massive takeover of America's health care they have been working on for most of this year. This is in spite of this survey indicating Sixty-one percent (61%) of U.S. voters say Congress should drop health care reform and focus on improving the economy and creating jobs.

From Politico:
Struggling to salvage health reform, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have begun considering a list of changes to the Senate bill in hopes of making it acceptable to liberal House members, according to sources familiar with the situation.

NOAA Temperature Data Has Been Adjusted To Warmer Bias


By 1990, NOAA deleted 4500 of the 6000 temperature data stations they were using to create their temperature record. The number of US stations was down to a low of 136 as of 2007. This is a 90% reduction. An analysis of the deleted data sets compared to the ones NOAA kept indicates they created a +0.6°C warming in U.S. temperature history. NOAA kept the lower altitude data sets near the urban heat islands of cities.

From American Thinker:
Although satellite temperature measurements have been available since 1978, most global temperature analyses still rely on data captured from land-based thermometers, scattered more or less about the planet. It is that data which NOAA receives and disseminates – although not before performing some sleight-of-hand on it.

Smith has done much of the heavy lifting involved in analyzing the NOAA/GISS data and software, and he chronicles his often frustrating experiences at his fascinating website. There, detail-seekers will find plenty to satisfy, divided into easily-navigated sections -- some designed specifically for us “geeks,” but most readily approachable to readers of all technical strata.

Perhaps the key point discovered by Smith was that by 1990, NOAA had deleted from its datasets all but 1,500 of the 6,000 thermometers in service around the globe.

Now, 75% represents quite a drop in sampling population...

Read the entire post at American Thinker.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans Consider Campaign Donations to be a Protected Form of Free Speech


President Obama is on the wrong side of voters on campaign donations. Fifty-seven percent of Americans consider campaign donations to be a protected form of free speech. President Obama seems to disagree in spite of the fact his cronies are the biggest recipients.

Gallop reported:
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' broad views about corporate spending in elections generally accord with the Supreme Court's decision Thursday that abolished some decades-old restrictions on corporate political activity. Fifty-seven percent of Americans consider campaign donations to be a protected form of free speech, and 55% say corporate and union donations should be treated the same way under the law as donations from individuals are. At the same time, the majority think it is more important to limit campaign donations than to protect this free-speech right.

Rasmusen: Only 44% of Voters Approve of Obama; 55% Disapprove


President Obama has tied his previous low for job approval. Only forty-four percent (44%) of likely voters approve of President Obama's job performance.
Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s down four points since Tuesday morning and matches the lowest level of overall approval yet recorded for this President. Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters now disapprove. The number of Democrats who approve has fallen from 84% on Tuesday morning to 78% today (see other recent demographic highlights).

SEIU Threatens Obama and Democrats For Failing to Pass Obamacare


Presidet Obama's favorite union, the SEIU, is threatening to not support democrats in national elections this year if they don't force Obamacare down America's throat.
Stern hinted that if House and Senate members don’t move forward with the Senate bill and some kind of fix, they could see union members spending more time on races for governor, perhaps at the expense of their reelection campaigns. “If something significant doesn’t happen in Congress, I hope the legislators appreciate that there are 37 governors races important to our members,” Stern said suggestively.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: "People are going to start calling for the Fairness Doctrine to come back"

Liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)warned Bill O'Reilly the Fairness Doctrine may come back if liberal media keeps failing like Air America did this week.

DENNIS KUCINICH:
You know what? Be careful, Bill, about crowing about your success right now because people are going to start calling for the Fairness Doctrine to come back if they feel their point of view is not being adequately represented.

What Will the Senate Look Like After 2010?


Nate Silver is a poll analyst at site FiveThirtyEight. He is unquestionably a liberal, but many consider him an unbiased poll analyst. He is predicting the democrats will only control 53 or 54 seats after the 2010 election. According to his analysis, there is a slight chance Republicans could gain control.

...there's about a 6-7 percent chance that Republicans could actually take control of the Senate, and another 6 percent chance or so that they could wind up with a 50-50 split. On the other hand, there's still a 7-8 percent chance that the Democrats could regain their 60th seat if the national environment shifts back in their direction.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chris Matthews Blast Grayson Over Reconciliation

Chris Matthews doesn't believe democrats can pass Obamacare by reconciliation and he lets Rep. Grayson have it. He accuses him of pandering to the netroots.
“You know you can’t do it. You’re pandering to the netroots right now. I know what you’re doing.”

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Copenhagen Climate Change Deal In Tatters


The nonbinding Copenhagen Accord is rapidly falling apart as countries fail to meet the January 31 deadline to declare their emissions reduction targets. The chances of the US ever passing Cap and Tax legislation has been greatly diminished by the election of Scott Brown to the Senate.

FT reported:
The timetable to reach a global deal to tackle climate change lay in tatters on Wednesday after the United Nations waived the first deadline of the process laid out at last month’s fractious Copenhagen summit.

Nations agreed then to declare their emissions reduction targets by the end of this month. Developed countries would state their intended cuts by 2020: developing countries would outline how they would curb emissions growth.

But Yvo de Boer, the UN’s senior climate change official, admitted the deadline had in effect been shelved.

More Open Government From Obama

Obama To Mayors:
"I’m going to take some of your questions but first the cameras have to go so you can tell me the truth."

This sounds like a joke, but I was watching this speech on CNN and the camera feed was immediately cut after President Obama uttered those words.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama Criticizes SCOTUS Ruling On Campaign Finance, But Big Money Went to His Cronies

President Obama is concerned about special interest money in elections after after the Supreme Court ruling striking down much of McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform.

Statement from President Obama:
"With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday


A screen shot form OpenSecrets.org shows President Obama's cronies Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Blanche Lincoln are the big recipients of special interest money.

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Obamacare is deader that the dead parrot from Monty Python

Nancy Pelosi confesses she doesn't have the votes to pass the Senate version of Obamacare.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Senate will have to amend its version of a health-care reform bill before her chamber can pass it.

"I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House," Pelosi told reporters after a morning meeting with her caucus. "I don't see the votes for it at this time."

Obamacare is deader that the dead parrot from Monty Python. Here is the video.

Monty Python - Dead Parrot

Air America Goes Belly Up


Air America Media has ceased live programming and will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. This liberal talk radio network helped boost the careers of liberals Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, but they struggled financially. Americans didn't want to hear their loony liberal drivel. Goodbye and good riddance.
It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.

The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America's business. This past year has seen a "perfect storm" in the media industry generally. National and local advertising revenues have fallen drastically, causing many media companies nationwide to fold or seek bankruptcy protection. From large to small, recent bankruptcies like Citadel Broadcasting and closures like that of the industry's long-time trade publication Radio and Records have signaled that these are very difficult and rapidly changing times.

Air America blames this on the economy, not the message. Meanwhile, FOX News ratings are skyrocketing.

Obama Prepares to Retreat on Democrats Health Care Reform


Reality is beginning to set in on Democrats. Americans have rejected their bloated expensive takeover of sixth of the US economy. President Obama is hinting he will take something less. My guess is he will take anything that can be remotely called health care reform. This will allow him to declare victory and move on.

From the WSJ:
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama suggested he's open to Congress passing a scaled-back health-care bill, potentially sacrificing much of his signature policy initiative as chaos engulfed Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Senate democrats want to raise national debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion



They need to do this to allow President Obama to continue spending like a proverbial drunken sailor (apologies to drunken sailors everywhere.) This legislation will require 60 votes. Democrats need to ram it through befor Scott Brown gets seated. Otherwise, they may be forced to impose some fiscal responsibility on Congress and President Obama.

AP reported via Yahoo News:

The unpopular legislation is needed to allow the federal government to issue bonds to fund programs and prevent a first-time default on obligations. It promises to be a challenging debate for Democrats, who, as the party in power, hold the responsibility for passing the legislation.

Obama Supporters Face Buyers Remorse


The latest is Mort Zuckerman.
This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It's now worse than it was. I've now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I've never seen before. It's politically corrupt and it's starting at the top. It's revolting.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Day ObamaCare Died - Sung by Barack Obama (video)

This is amusing.

The Day ObamaCare Died - Sung by Barack Obama (video)

Howard Dean Believes Democrats Lost Massachusetts Because They Weren't Liberal Enough

As insane as this argument seems, you can visit the Huffington Post or other democratic sites and find this is a common viewpoint. Here is Dr. Dean proving he is an idiot one more time.

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Most Outragouse Brown Election Statement Goes to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer


House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) blames Republicans for voter anger. Incredibly, Hoyer thinks voters are mad at Republican opposition to the Democrats socialist agenda. Hoyer said,
"I think what the public is angry about is they see, first of all, an opposition for opposition's sake,"


More from The Hill:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said that angst voters have expressed early this election year is the result of GOP obstructionism, not the Democrats agenda.

Hoyer's remarks come as Republican state Sen. Scott Brown has surged in the Massachusetts special Senate election in part due to his pledge to be the GOP's 41st vote to filibuster healthcare reform legislation.

"I think what the public is angry about is they see, first of all, an opposition for opposition's sake," Hoyer told reporters.

Barney Frank Ready to Change Course on Health Care


This could be very important. Barney Frank is one of the most influential liberals in the House and he is ready to change course on health care reform and revide it to something some Republicans can support. Hmm...

Transcript via American Spectator:
“I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results. If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, that approach is no longer appropriate. I am hopeful that some Republican Senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well-served by the health care status quo. But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened. Going forward, I hope there will be a serious effort to change the Senate rule which means that 59 votes are not enough to pass major legislation, but those are the rules by which the health care bill was considered, and it would be wrong to change them in the middle of the process.”

As a side note, Frank still thinks we need to change Senate rules to kill the filibuster, but that isn't going to happen anytime soon.