Friday, April 30, 2010

Peggy Noonan: The Big Alienation - WSJ.com

Peggy Noonan: The Big Alienation - WSJ.com

The American people fear they are losing their place and authority in the daily, unwinding drama of American history. They feel increasingly alienated from their government. And alienation, again, is often followed by deep animosity, and animosity by the breaking up of things. If our leaders were farsighted not only for themselves but for the country, they would fix the border.

Playing The Puerto Rico Card – IBD – Investors.com « Snow Report Blog

Playing The Puerto Rico Card – IBD – Investors.com « Snow Report Blog
Faced with losing Congress, the Democrats want to make Puerto Rico a state whether the people want it or not. The Democrats would get two new senators, new congressmen and a campaign issue.

PrairiePundit: The coming health care crash

PrairiePundit: The coming health care crash
Murdock has more of Obama's promises that are at war with reality. The more we learn about this monstrosity, the more it will be seen for the big screw up that it is. At that point it will be ripe for repeal.

Power Line - Dust bowl, California-style

Power Line - Dust bowl, California-style
Showalter reports, almost unbelievably: "Whatever the excuse, 75% of the fresh water that has historically irrigated California is now being washed to the open sea. For farmers in the southwest part of the valley, last year's cutoff amounted to 90%."

Power Line - At some point you have grabbed enough power

Power Line - At some point you have grabbed enough power
Alluding to other elements of Obama's Quincy speech earlier this week, Michelle observes that we have a president who presumes to know when you have earned "enough," who believes that only those who provide what he deems "good" products and services should "keep on making it," and who has determined that the role of American entrepreneurs is not to pursue their own self-interest, but to fulfill their "core" responsibility as dutiful growers of the collective economy. Michelle concludes: "That famous mock-up poster of Obama as the creepy socialist Joker never seemed more apt."

Problems with Puerto Rican Statehood Similar to Those That Led to U.S. Civil War | NewsReal Blog

Problems with Puerto Rican Statehood Similar to Those That Led to U.S. Civil War | NewsReal Blog
Our nation is at a crossroads. Will we be a socialist nation that enslaves it’s citizens to oppressive, draconian laws, regulations and taxes? Or will we reach back to the days of our founding and a belief that all men should be free? Unlike the Civil War, we are battling with principles and ideas rather than guns and cannon fire. Let’s hope that the Civil War did indeed end slavery in this nation and that the Union as envisioned by our nation’s founders will survive.

Michael Medved : Obamacare Officially Exposed as Fraudulent

Townhall.com Blog : Michael Medved : Obamacare Officially Exposed as Fraudulent
When signing his health reform bill in March, President Obama promised it would “bring down health care costs for families and businesses and governments”. Now, rigorous analysis by top officials in his own administration exposes the president’s promise as a fraud.

KUHNER: Is Obama fomenting a race war? - Washington Times

KUHNER: Is Obama fomenting a race war? - Washington Times
Mr. Obama is fueling greater ideological, political and racial polarization. Not since the Civil War have Americans been so divided. He is laying the groundwork for a possible race war. Welcome to Mr. Obama's fascist America.

Britain’s Humiliation

Britain’s Humiliation - William Shawcross - The Corner on National Review Online

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Collapse of a republic

Liberty For All » Blog Archive » Collapse of a republic
A constitutional republic that had endured for centuries was now breaking down. The signs were everywhere.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Star Parker : Defining the conservative versus liberal divide - Townhall.com

Star Parker : Defining the conservative versus liberal divide - Townhall.com
Our president is a moral relativist. So we may expect that he doesn’t take very seriously the idea, as state in the Declaration of Independence, that there are absolutes. That we have God given rights that precede government and that the job of government is to secure them.

Brutally Honest: Going green for some means raking in the dough

Brutally Honest: Going green for some means raking in the dough

Surprising documents made available to this author reveal that Assistant Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi has a huge financial stake in companies likely to profit from the Obama administration’s “green” policies.

Immigration Reform: Secure the Border, First » Blogs For Victory

Immigration Reform: Secure the Border, First » Blogs For Victory
Just secure the border. Because we don’t trust the government, at all – so, any attempt to do anything along side or instead of border security will be viewed as a slap in the face as well as a dereliction of duty. The government is already overwhelmingly unpopular – something like this would be just what is needed to turn a big year of political change in to a revolutionary, political tsunami.

Monday, April 26, 2010

HHS Hid Negative Report Until After Vote | Sweetness & Light

HHS Hid Negative Report Until After Vote | Sweetness & Light

The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care "reform" law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius’s staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken.

"The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote," says an HHS source. "Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think."

Left-Wingers Who Caused Subprime Meltdown Have Yet To Face Justice

Left-Wingers Who Caused Subprime Meltdown Have Yet To Face Justice

American Thinker: Desalinizing America

American Thinker: Desalinizing America
Public health groups want Uncle Sam to start separating us from salt for our own good -- along with saturated fat and sugar. Uncle Sam is listening -- and doing. Call it the blanding of America. Or call it another blow by the nanny state for freedom -- freedom from our undisciplined appetites. Freedom from personal responsibility. Freedom from choice. Why, even freedom from freedom.

The American Spectator : The Great Arizona Shootout

The American Spectator : The Great Arizona Shootout
It is not politically correct, but it has to be said. The impetus to furious objections to the new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally is primarily an effort by the organized Latino community to expand its political base and thus power.

American Thinker: Rethinking Education

American Thinker: Rethinking Education

One of the most reflexive responses of the left to any social problem is to blame under-funded education. What the left means by this, of course, is not really education but indoctrination, which is the primary purpose of public education and college education in America today. The vast transfer of wealth from parents and taxpayers to the public schools and universities is one of the most regressive sorts of social tariff in our society.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Comeuppance: Obama’s Own Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Devastating Report on Obamacare | NewsReal Blog

Comeuppance: Obama’s Own Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Devastating Report on Obamacare | NewsReal Blog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a report detailing dire outcomes for the healthcare reform bill, namely, that it will increase healthcare costs, cause seniors to lose Medicare coverage, and decrease the amount of healthcare providers willing to participate in the Medicare system.

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Just Another Government Health Care Failure

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Just Another Government Health Care Failure

The clinical treatment system run by the National Cancer Institute has become so burdened with bureaucracy and paperwork that even the Editors of The New York Times are complaining

» Will Widening Fissures Doom the GOP’s Chances this November? - Big Government

» Will Widening Fissures Doom the GOP’s Chances this November? - Big Government

It is time to move forward. Those who advocate for big government solutions for social issues need to understand that the nation, and their cause, will be better served by embracing true conservatism. As President Ronald Reagan famously said, “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

The Silent Killer: Obama's VAT Proposal

The Silent Killer: Obama's VAT Proposal

Limited Government is Essential to Preserve Liberty

Limited Government is Essential to Preserve Liberty

The Rosett Report » Iran Drops Bid for UN Human Rights Council

The Rosett Report » Iran Drops Bid for UN Human Rights Council

In the growing gloom of world politics, it’s a bit of good news that Iran has dropped its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council

Fact: 83% of homicide warrants in Phoenix, AZ are issued for illegal aliens : Fire Andrea Mitchell!

Fact: 83% of homicide warrants in Phoenix, AZ are issued for illegal aliens : Fire Andrea Mitchell!

Moonbattery: Green Energy Mythology

Moonbattery: Green Energy Mythology

Conservatives love the wilderness and appreciate the importance of clean air, land, and water just as much as lefties do -- and even more so, if measured by the clean-up efforts of their respective protest movements. While it is laudable to ""protect the environment" of this great nation, the most effective means of doing it are misunderstood at best, and misrepresented at worst.

All this and the water, too

All this and the water, too

This could be an even larger threat to private property and federalism than the EPA’s decision to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. The original act specified “navigable” waters as the definition of the limitation for the Interstate Commerce Clause, a reasonable if somewhat still wide parameter. Eliminating that condition would put any body of water, no matter how small, under the authority of Washington — as well as the lands adjacent to it.

Why ACORN is Unworthy of Our Hard-Earned Tax Dollars and Chief Organizer’s Toilet Talk Proves Why

Why ACORN is Unworthy of Our Hard-Earned Tax Dollars and Chief Organizer’s Toilet Talk Proves Why

» Does Obama Want to Destroy America? Yes, But… - Big Government

» Does Obama Want to Destroy America? Yes, But… - Big Government

Obama does want to destroy the U.S.A. That Obama thinks his left-wing ideas will later bring a rebirth is meaningless when reviewing the consequences of his “cure” for what he thinks ails America, a cure that will surely kill the patient.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Help! My Congressman Has Joined a Cult

Help! My Congressman Has Joined a Cult

Is Modern Technology Hurting Relationships?

Is Modern Technology Hurting Relationships?

PeepGov.com: A Simple Way to Track Your Congress

PeepGov.com: A Simple Way to Track Your Congress

New Poll: Capitalism gets a Big Boost among Americans

New Poll: Capitalism gets a Big Boost among Americans

Government Releases New Numbers on Obamacare Showing Costs Will Skyrocket

Government Releases New Numbers on Obamacare Showing Costs Will Skyrocket

End Our Intimate Relationship With Debt [Reader Post]

End Our Intimate Relationship With Debt [Reader Post]

American taxpayers are witnessing an unprecedented full-frontal attack on free enterprise, business, innovation, invention, creativity, productivity and entrepreneurialism. This is a misguided strategy from elected officials. At its core it is also an attack on employment.

May 20: 1st International “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day”

May 20: 1st International “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day”

Aren't public sector unions cool? Greece about to go KA-F***ING-BOOM and take out the rest of Europe with it

Aren't public sector unions cool? Greece about to go KA-F***ING-BOOM and take out the rest of Europe with it

EDITORIAL: Public-sector unions bankrupting America - Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Public-sector unions bankrupting America - Washington Times

President Obama’s Budget Is Killing Jobs | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

President Obama’s Budget Is Killing Jobs | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

If you want more jobs, stop Washington from gobbling up all the money and let the surplus of incoming capital do its work.

Mayor Koch Speaks Out : Democracy Project

Mayor Koch Speaks Out : Democracy Project

He goes on to elaborate on how this international crisis has been orchestrated by none other than Pres. Barack Obama who has directed his Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make statements that are “outrageous and hostile and seek to undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel.”

Mark Steyn on Democratic strategy and cowardice

Mark Steyn on Democratic strategy and cowardice

Did GM Really Pay Us Back?

Did GM Really Pay Us Back?

Tax Revolt in New Jersey. New Jersey? Yes, New Jersey!

Tax Revolt in New Jersey. New Jersey? Yes, New Jersey!

Supreme Court Upholds ACORN Funding Ban

Supreme Court Upholds ACORN Funding Ban
The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN’s request for help in its lawsuit
claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group’s federal
funding.

Teddy’s Temple: A Taxpayer-Funded Shrine to Leftism

Teddy’s Temple: A Taxpayer-Funded Shrine to Leftism
At a time when the American taxpayer is on the hook for trillions in
current and future federal spending—when the Congressional Budget Office warns
that the current rate of federal spending is “unsustainable”
—liberal
Democrats in Congress have earmarked over $68 million of taxpayer dollars for a
Boston shrine to the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

Krauthammer: Obama may be president, but he's not "the arbiter of American political discourse"

Krauthammer: Obama may be president, but he's not "the arbiter of American political discourse"

Victory in Arizona

Victory in Arizona

Earth Day Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity « John Stossel

Earth Day Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity « John Stossel

Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on the GM Bailout

Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on the GM Bailout

Birth Control at the Point of a Gun

China Forces Sterilization on 10K People

Services on the side

Services on the side
My concern is that the county government is becoming a pension provider
that provides government services on the side.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Environmentalism As Religion

Environmentalism As Religion
Many observers have made the point that environmentalism is eerily close to a
religious belief system.

Rush Limbaugh strikes back at Clinton in the Wall Street Journal

Rush Limbaugh strikes back at Clinton in the Wall Street Journal

Newt Gingrich - How America became a 'secular-socialist machine'

Newt Gingrich - How America became a 'secular-socialist machine'

INDEPENDENT REPORT SHOWS INCREASED COSTS FOR OBAMACARE!

INDEPENDENT REPORT SHOWS INCREASED COSTS FOR OBAMACARE!

Ah yes, “reform”

Ah yes, “reform”

Rush Limbaugh Seditious

HHS report also says Obamacare threatens ‘access to care’

HHS report also says Obamacare threatens ‘access to care’

The Numbers Were A Lie All Along

The Office of the Actuary of Medicare has released a report which finds
that Obamacare will increase, not decrease, health care costs, and ... (wait for
it because you never would have guessed) ... the financial assumptions were
unrealistic!

Christie goes after the public-employee unions

What Kind Of Socialist Is Barack Obama?

Given his conduct and rhetoric as president, we have every reason to reopen
the question from 2008 and ask, quite simply, What kind of socialist is Barack
Obama?

Facebook | Sarah Palin: Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism


Thursday, April 22, 2010

GM uses bilout money to repay bailout loan?

A top Senate Republican on Thursday accused the Obama administration of
misleading taxpayers about General Motors' loan repayment, saying the struggling
auto giant was only able to repay its bailout money by dipping into a separate
pot of bailout money.

Karl Rove: Obama’s Banking Takeover Allows Feds to Monitor Checking Accounts & Credit Cards (Video)

Daily Kos Kook Founder Says Americans Should Shut Up And Take It

Why Is Obama Ashamed To Fly Our Flag In Haiti?

For Earth’s Sake, Don’t Recycle So Much

“People want to recycle and it makes them feel good, and it should,” he
said. “But don’t just assume that everything you do is going to be good for the
environment, or make sense economically, because that’s just not true.”

Contentious, Costly, and Irrational Cap and Trade: A Policy Slated to Crush the U.S. Economy

The underlying criticism is that cap and trade, simply put, is far
too expensive
; particularly during a time when our national debt, fiscal
deficit, and unemployment levels are still climbing. In addition to the vast
scientific uncertainty that characterizes cap
and trade backed science
, the widely disseminated consensus has been that
cap and trade’s subsequent effects on our domestic economy would unequivocally
cripple industry in the United States.

Christie's fight to end union privilege - NYPOST.com

Gangster Government

Reality Check on the Record of Big, Bad Capitalism

Yet it is indisputable that sustained economic growth and prosperity
benefit all citizens. Free-market capitalism has proven to help the most people
achieve personal fulfillment, creates the most opportunities, hires the most
people, and provides the economic engine for life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness.

Earth Day: An Assault on Man

Earth Day is not a celebration of this glorious planet, but instead an
assault on man -- and the current energy bill is an assault on America. We must
equip ourselves with a complete understanding of the facts so that we can
prevent these elitist social engineers from passing this liberty-sapping piece
of legislation.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Conservatives Coalescing In Opposition to Net Neutrality

Bibi Netanyahu Takes George Stephanopoulos (and Barack Obama) To School -Full Annotated Transcript

Another Pat Condell Outing

Heritage To Obama: Stop ‘Crediting’ Us

Heritage To Obama: Stop ‘Crediting’ Us

MICHAEL BARONE: Tea Partiers Fight Culture of Dependence

MICHAEL BARONE: Tea Partiers Fight Culture of Dependence
They help us understand that the issue on which our politics has become
centered — the Obama Democrats’ vast expansion of the size and scope of
government — is really not just about economics. It is really a battle about
culture, a battle between the culture of dependence and the culture of
independence.

The View From Jerusalem: Israel is Anxious about the Obama Administration – WSJ.com

The View From Jerusalem: Israel is Anxious about the Obama Administration – WSJ.com

"Why the Democrats aren't doing anything about the economy"

"Why the Democrats aren't doing anything about the economy"

Christie: NJEA Uses Students Like Drug Mules

Christie: NJEA Uses Students Like Drug Mules

"I'm really starting to like this guy! I can see the Left's collective head exploding. Wait till Christie says, hey, if you people can pray for my death, you are hardly the ones to lecture about harsh political rhetoric! He is taking the battle to the enemy."

Is the White House, SEC, and DNC Colluding to Destroy Goldman Sachs to Pass Financial Reform?

Is the White House, SEC, and DNC Colluding to Destroy Goldman Sachs to Pass Financial Reform?

Creating an atificle crisis to pass socialist legislation.

Pick up a seat in Pennsylvania

Pick up a seat in Pennsylvania

The Democrats are fearful of losing the seat in Pennsylvania once held by John Murtha.

Pick up a seat in Pennsylvania

The Democrats are fearful of losing the seat in Pennsylvania once held by John Murtha.

Bad news for Democrats in new polling

AP reports that a new Pew Research poll finds that 80 percent of Americans do not trust Washington. When you consider that Democrats control all the levers of political power in Washington right now that is a pretty firm rejection. Public confidence in government is at an all time low.

Obama dependency vs. Tea Party independence

Obama dependency vs. Tea Party independence

Obama's plan to bankrupt energy providers

Obama's plan to bankrupt energy providers

Filling the Jeremiah Wright gap

Filling the Jeremiah Wright gap

Changing the game in the Middle East

Changing the game in the Middle East