It’s Tough To Lie When The People Are Looking

August 28, 2009

Democratic Rep. Betsy Markey gave credence to seniors’ worries with this comment at a Colorado town hall Wednesday:

“There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.”

Of course Obamacare cuts medicare, of course there are death panels, how else do you add millions to the patient list, have the same number of doctors, and save costs. You have to reduce patients.


Tax Chief Charlie – A Tax Cheat Too

August 28, 2009

You may wonder where thes congressional clunkers get all these assets on a public salary … Are the taxes only for the ‘little people’ Mr Rangel?

The Tax Man is a deadbeat.

Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, has failed to pay taxes on two plots of land he has in New Jersey, records show.

Rangel’s ownership of the small, undeveloped properties came to light on Tuesday only after he drastically amended at least six years of financial-disclosure forms he had filed annually with the House clerk as required by law.

The corrected filings as much as doubled the amount of personal wealth Rangel has claimed going back years and revealed at least $780,000 in previously unreported assets.

The Harlem Democrat concealed somewhere between $38,902 and $116,800 in 2007 income, according to the revised filings.

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Revolution – Will Government Run Healthcare Be The Last Straw ?

August 27, 2009

Now the call is do it for Ted – Sure why not, kill granny, do it for Ted. He did it for Mary Jo. Talk about the dumbest thing the elitists can do, show they are totally out of touch. Here we have one of the richest elites, from one of the bluest states, the State is in deep doodoo over what — Their State run healthcare debacle.

All you can do is laugh.

Ramming down the change America never voted for is causing some big problems out there. I doubt that any but the most brain dead Obama voter thought the change they voted for would mean the destruction of America as we knew it and turn the USA into some shit-hole South American banana republic like Venezuela.

The overreaching of the federal government is pushing the U.S. towards a revolution, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said today.

“People are not buying these concepts that are completely foreign to America,” Inhofe said at a townhall in Chickasaw, Okla. “We’re almost reaching a revolution in this country.”

“I don’t have to read it, or know what’s in it,” Inhofe said. “I’m going to oppose it anyways.”

Government run healthcare, the last straw — I say it will … Americans are not going to tolerate the government running their lives.


Truth

August 27, 2009

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell

“A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.”  – George Orwell

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. — George Orwell


Government Motors

August 27, 2009

This is how government affiliated unions work in the free market to destroy the companies that employee them. Much like what FDR and his Fascism tried to do. Fortunately for America, WWII and FDR’s untimely death intervened, stopping the march to totalitarianism. Think not, the biggest story of pre-WWII was ths U.S. media’s infatuation with Italy’s Mussolini and his Fascism — How well it worked.

Venezuela has ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to reopen its car assembly plant in the South American country.Venezuela’s labor ministry instructed the company on Wednesday to “restart productive activities” at its plant in the eastern city of Barcelona.

In a statement, Mitsubishi said it was open to seeking a resolution, but noted “paralyzing activities is justified.”

Mitsubishi announced earlier this week that it would close the plant because operations have been hampered by “indiscipline, anarchy and violence.”

The company’s workers staged several strikes over the last year. Clashes between police and workers protesting outside the plant in January left two people dead.

The plant employed about 1,400 workers.

The other interesting story from Venezuela are the chronic food shortages, but apparently Chavez’s thugs have managed to get the Latin America Herald Tribune news site disabled for now. They were reporting extensively on the problems with Venezuela-Columbia regarding food and trade in general. Utribe is doing a bang up job of bringing some level of freedom to Columbia and apparently that is frosting the relationship with Chavez’s Communist Venezuela.

If you want to find out what is going to happen in America, watch the Chavez Communist revolution in Venezuela.

As with Chavez, Obama ran his campaign on soaking the rich, that is until they die off and then the equal misery for all takes hold, as the country spirals down into the pits. Chavez has now reached the equal misery for all point, as food shortages have persisted since Jan 2009, and don’t look like they are going to abate. Food rioters are next up …


The Coming Attack On Free Speech

August 27, 2009

Saul Alinsky said in his book:

“The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away. In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people. This means revolution.”

Know your enemy, know his philosophy, know his goals, know his tactics.

Consider that the First Amendment was specifically written to protect POLITICAL free speech. It is unclear how a couple of radio channels in our saturated markets manages to squelch others free speech. With the numbers of channels, anybody who can draw an audience, and that’s key -  ‘draw an audience’, can get a show on the radio.

From CNS News the new assault on free speech and talk radio:

Mark Lloyd, chief diversity officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a “confrontational movement” to combat what he claimed was control of the media by international corporations and to re-establish the regulatory power of government through robust public broadcasting and a more powerful FCC.

Lloyd expressed his regulatory call to arms in his 2006 book, “Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America” (University of Illinois Press).

In the book, Lloyd also said that public broadcasting should be funded through new license fees charged to the nation’s private radio and television broadcasters, and that new regulatory fees should be used to fund eight new regional FCC offices.

These offices would be responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings of the programs.

Frequently referencing one of his heroes, left-wing activist Saul Alinsky, Lloyd claims in his book that the history of American communications policy has been one of continued corporate control of every form of communication from the telegraph to the Internet.

And there is this gem of a quote from Lloyd:

“It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press,” he said. “This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.”

You got that America? The new diversity czar of Obama’s to the FCC, thinks your first amendment rights must be ‘run through government censors’ first.


Congressional Corruption Run Amuck

August 26, 2009

By Richard Rubin and Alex Knott, CQ Staff

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel , already beset by a series of ethics investigations, has disclosed more than $500,000 in previously unreported assets.

Among the new items on Rangel’s amended 2007 financial disclosure report were an account at the Congressional Federal Credit Union worth at least $250,000, an investment account with at least $250,000, land in southern New Jersey and stock in PepsiCo and fast food conglomerate Yum! Brands. None of those investments appeared on the original report, which was filled out by hand and filed in May 2008.

According to the original report, Rangel’s net worth was between $516,015 and $1,316,000, while the amended report showed his net worth, as of Dec. 31, 2007, roughly double that amount — at least $1,028,024 and as much as $2,495,000.

Rangel also revised his disclosed investment income from 2007. The original report showed he had received between $6,511 and $17,900, but the new report shows between $45,423 and $134,700. The report also includes eight previously undisclosed financial transactions.

The hits are piling up … Now 13 Democrats in Congress are under a corruption crowd.


It’s The Sun, Stupid

August 25, 2009

SPPI’s authoritative Monthly CO2 Report for July 2009 announces the publication of a major peer-reviewed paper by Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT, demonstrating by direct measurement that outgoing long-wave radiation is escaping to space far faster than the UN predicts, and proving that the UN has exaggerated global warming 6-fold.

Lindzen’s paper on outgoing long-wave radiation shows that the “global warming” scare is over. Thanks to recent peer-reviewed papers that have not been mentioned in the mainstream news media, we now know that the effect of CO2 on temperature is small, we now why it is small, and we know that it is having very little effect on the climate.

This month’s CO2 Report provides the latest real-world scientific data about the climate –

The IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for almost eight years, CO2 concentration has headed straight for only 570 ppmv by 2100. This alone halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections.

Since 1980 temperature has risen at only 2.5 °F (1.5 °C)/century, not the 7 F° (3.9 C°) the IPCC imagines.

Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century and has been rising at just 1 ft/century since 1993. Sea level has scarcely risen since 2006. Also, Pacific atolls are not being drowned by the sea, as some have suggested.

Arctic sea-ice extent is about the same as it has been at this time of year in the past decade. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent – on a 30-year rising trend – reached a record high in 2007. Global sea ice extent shows little trend for 30 years.

Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is at its lowest since satellite measurement began.

Solar activity has declined again, after a large sunspot earlier in the month. The Sun is still very quiet.

The (very few) benefits and the (very large) costs of the Waxman/Markey Bill are illustrated. The Bill would cost trillions and achieve nothing.

Science Focus this month studies the effect of the Sun on the formation of clouds. IT’S THE SUN, STUPID!

Robert Ferguson, SPPI’s president, said: “From the oceans via the surface and the upper atmosphere to outer space, real-world measurements prove beyond reasonable doubt that there was not, is not, and will not be any ‘climate crisis’. All of the results we publish here are of direct relevance to the debate about “global warming”. Yet none of these results will likely be published in any mainstream news medium. The facts are not fitting the theory nor backing the scare, so the media simply suppress them.”

The full report can be read here:

For a layman’s explanation “How Hot Can CO2 Make Planet Earth


How Hot Can CO2 Make Planet Earth?

August 25, 2009

Our planet has been slowly warming since last emerging from the “Little Ice Age” of the 17th century, often associated with the Maunder Minimum. Before that came the “Medieval Warm Period“, in which temperatures were higher or about the same as they are today.

Did you ever wonder why the streets in London are named after grapes and wines? Yes, they grew gra[es in England during the Medieval Warm Period and this is also the time when the vikings settled Greenland. Ever wonder how the Vikings settled on the name “Greenland”?

When talking about CO2 being an agent of global warming, you have to turn off the science and physics of atmospheric gas absorption to get there. My guess is few people understand gas absorption, how it works and how it responds to sunlight. There is this post on the site WattsUpWithThat that explains the basics of gas absorption and the various components of the atmosphere.

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Oops, What’s Another $2 Trillion Error

August 25, 2009

In the February time-frame the Obama White House predicted budget deficit was to be about $7.1 trillion forecast in May 2009, and now it’s likely to be $9.05 trillion, the White House budget office said August 19, 2009.  A mere error of 28% for a few months. I wonder what it will really be in ten years?

They also said the unemployment rate, if porkulus was passed ‘right now’ without reading the bill, the unemployment rate would peak at 8% and then begin to fall. Unemployment now stands at a cooked books 9.4% and a real rate of over 16%.

Similarly, the GDP grow has also shrunk from original predictions, now stands at about half the original numbers. And that’s after the porkulus has passed.

And now we know the reason why the government takeover of healthcare had to pass before the numbers were disclosed.

The Wallstreet Journal has the details:

The Obama administration shaved $262 billion from its estimated 2009 federal budget deficit but said the U.S. will run a $9 trillion deficit over the next 10 years — $2 trillion more than it forecast earlier this year.

The administration, in its mid-year budget review, painted a picture of a nation that is at once stabilizing as the economy begins to recover but that is also in for a prolonged period of economic weakness, joblessness and unsustainable government spending.

Unemployment is expected to fare far worse than initial White House projections in February, when the administration predicted a jobless rate of 8.1% for 2009, a number that has already been surpassed by reality. The administration now foresees unemployment hitting 10% at some point over the next year and a half, with the jobless rate averaging 9.3% in 2009 and 9.8% in 2010.

“We do predict unemployment will reach 10% for some months and some quarters,” Christina Romer, who heads President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, said in a call with reporters to discuss the revised budget assumptions.

The White House is also projecting a slower climb out of the recession than earlier this year, estimating negative 2.8% economic growth for 2009, as opposed to its earlier estimate of negative 1.2% growth. For 2010, the administration sees 2% growth, down from the rosier 3.2% it projected in February. The revised estimate “reflects new information all forecasters received earlier this year about the severity of the forecast,” said Ms. Romer.

But look, they also say the unemployment rate will remain at about 10% over the next two years. What recovery?

Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid, it’s still slavery.


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