July 3, 2009
Best part is the freedom granted to the press is being used to diminish the very people that provided it in the first place.
[ Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home. For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom he abuses to burn that flag.
No one should dare to even think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home. ]
***I'm sure its no big secret, but would anyone want to venture a guess at who's words these are?
July 2, 2009
Actually, I think Rush Limbaugh hit the nail on the head today when he played our new banana republic's national anthem: DAY-O. This growing fascism is a nightmare. "Daylight come and we want to go home!"
July 1, 2009
They rush the “stimulus bill” through, because it was urgent. Almost no one read the whole thing, yet it will surely raise prices and taxes.
Crap and tax passed the house already. Almost no one read the whole thing (or the ~300 pages added in the night), yet it will surely raise prices and taxes.
The auto industry – and others – received huge bailouts. Almost no one read the whole thing, yet it will surely raise prices and taxes.
Are you seeing a pattern here?
Which part of “don’t show them or tell them what we’re doing, just ram it through” is transparent?
I don’t think this is taxation without representation, its taxation through hubris without remorse or forethought.
June 30, 2009
Seriously, who would have believed it would be Lee Holloway that killed KRM?
Well you can blame John Lehman and Cory Mason too. They helped put the power in Holloway's hands. (For those searching for how, they took away from Scott Walker the power to appoint representatives and gave it the County Board Chair. Then Doyle ticked off Holloway by killing his new sales tax so he is going to kill Doyle's pet choo choo in response.)
Great job John and Cory!
Partisan Politics Fail!
19 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators asked Monday for a congressional hearing to look at whether President Barack Obama acted appropriately when he fired the national service agency's inspector general earlier this month.
Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah said they were concerned about "significant questions raised regarding the propriety of the decision to remove the IG."
Obama fired Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other programs that are part of the Corporation for National Community Service, saying he had lost confidence in him. The firing followed an investigation by Walpin finding misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group led by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former professional basketball star.
Johnson and a nonprofit education academy he founded ultimately agreed to repay half of $847,000 in grants it had received from AmeriCorps. Walpin was criticized by the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento for the way he handled the investigation of Johnson and St. HOPE Academy.
Walpin has told The Associated Press that he reported facts and conclusions "in an honest and full way" while serving as IG.
Enzi and Hatch asked Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, to hold a hearing.
"We have asked for information from the White House counsel and CNCS, but they have not been forthcoming to date nor willing to commit to a timeframe," the senators said in a letter to Kennedy.
A Kennedy spokeswoman, Melissa Wagoner, said the senator's office was reviewing the request.
I wonder if he'll ask for time off to attend Michael Jackson's funeral?
Source by ALG News - The story out of Honduras is that the people of that stalwart little country have now taken it into their own hands to preserve their democracy in the most courageous action since they established their constitutional republic nearly three decades ago. Just as former Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales prepared to seize full power in direct violation of the nation’s Constitution, the military leadership – with the backing of the people – removed him from power.
Unfortunately, Barak Obama, after encouraging the Zelaya coup with his complicit silence, has now condemned the people’s move to uphold their Constitution and preserve their freedom. And, as expected, the mainstream media has joined Mr. Obama in censuring the restoration of democracy by censoring the full story. Yet, what actually occurred in Honduras is a case study in the survival of freedom against the most oppressive odds.
Earlier this year, in the face of strong public opposition, Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales declared that he would stage a referendum to have the country’s constitutional term limits law overturned, thereby allowing him to remain indefinitely in power. The people of Honduras had adopted the single, four-year--term limit as part of their Constitution in January of 1982. Significantly, the term limits provision is one of only eight “firm articles,” out of 375. By law, cannot be amended.
The Supreme Court of Honduras declared the Zelaya referendum unconstitutional, his own Liberal Party came out in strong opposition, and the public overwhelmingly opposed his power grab. Despite this, Zelaya, a leftwing politician with strong ties to Cuba’s Castro and Venezuela’s Chavez, scheduled the referendum for Sunday, June 28. At midnight, Wednesday, June 24, the strong-arm president gave a televised speech accusing his opposition of promoting “destabilization and chaos” by attempting to thwart his unconstitutional referendum.
As the situation in Honduras continued to deteriorate, the Zelaya’s attorney general called for his ouster; his Defense Minister resigned; he fired the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for stating that he would refuse to send out troops to put down public protests; the chiefs of the army, navy, and air force resigned; and the country’s Supreme Court ordered the nation’s army and police not to support the unconstitutional referendum.
Through all of this, Barack Obama abetted the Zelaya power grab through his calculated silence. Yet, the brave people of Honduras – enduring almost unfathomable duress – stood firm in support of their Constitution and the term limits embodied in it. Now that the will of the people has triumphed over tragedy, we believe the time has come for Mr. Obama to concede the defeat of his partner and policy, and for the U.S. media to support those who, putting principle above personal safety, have let freedom ring. We applaud the Freedom Fighters of neighboring Honduras.
Changes of power in New York look a lot like Honduras....
Zero class shown by Democrats.... Wait, that's their norm.
Seriously, 10 years ago who would have thought that was possible?
So our superstar-in-chief called the coup in Honduras "illegal."
It was part of a more elegant, flowing speech that would tingle your leg, I'm sure.
He goes on to say:
[ It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition, rather than democratic elections," Obama said, noting the region's progress in establishing democratic traditions in the past 20 years. ]Uh-huh.
Pretty much flips the bird to the dead Iranians, dontcha think?
So when are coups "legal" then? Gotta love waiting to get the lawyers permission to overturn a corrupt government (think congress is listening?).
Protects everyone, especially the clueless.
Because we all know the elections in Iran and Venezuela were the most transparent (to use a word he does) and fair elections in the last 25 years or so.
And dont forget Cuba.
I suppose the world is "moving forward" with their electoral processes.
My president is an idiot without a pause.
(Apologies to Chuck D)
June 29, 2009
More bat tricks
Hmm... yeah? Empowering? Althouse.
why aren't they returning those nice green bikes? Paul
Eat as you go. Steve.
it scared him, all those sausages. Diamond Notes.
we can wear flip-flops. Amy
Hugs and kisses. Aaron.
Obama goes for ice cream. James T
Breathing fire from her boobs. Trog.
Running his big mouth. Randy.
Last time I checked, I didn't see anyone in line at Walmart using their foodstamps for rat-roast. Cathy
I'm an idiot. Still Unreal
Why didn't I go to school in Florida? Elliot.
Changing the culture of the Capitol, one hypocrite at a time. Christian
That's hot. Steve.
just askin' E.
We’re going to need a rail to ride our politicians out of town on. Aaron.
the tallish, cleavagey one Jimi.
Likely after coffee. Kevin.
Click the links. Trog
I like rubber duckies. Emily
Nothing makes me more proud than Owen's ass wand Wendy.
I am unquotable. SteveEgg
I'd rather get a virus. SteveEgg
The organizers of National Orgasm Week were disappointed to learn that the majority of women polled just pretended to celebrate. DebsSweet
Naked Hiking. Tammy Bruce
I'm too damned lazy. Chris from Racine
Babelfish doesn't handle Lawyer-to-English translations. Egg
It's not the length. Kevin
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! Kate.
a state of untuckedness. Brewers Now.
He had plastic?? In his FACE?! Who put it there? SamdHam
my shirt blew up. Woo! Sarandipity
Hot enough fer ya? Keith.
STOP me from going to Culvers. Pete
bioidentical hormones are a sham Jones.
Emotional Barf. Pinkelephantfun
Great job Brett!