January 31, 2011
Tea Party WINS — UPDATE: Yep it’s today — Federal Judge rules Obamacare is unconstitutional!!! —- here’s the PDF of the decision.
“Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications.” – Judge Roger Vinson
The Judge has confirmed what many of us knew from the start: Obamacare is an unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement on the liberty of the American people,” – Florida Governor Rick Scott
And then there is this little gotcha …
“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.
All eyes are on Florida, as a federal judge in Pensacola could become the second to declare President Barack Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional.
Judge Roger Vinson is expected to rule Monday on a lawsuit brought on by 26 states, including Florida.
Maybe we should ban lies by politicians, but then they would have nothing to say. hmmm, that would be good.
January 28, 2011
This is an incredible interview this AM, with Sarah Palin. She talks policy and what she will do as President. It’s slash and burn time for wasteful spending, strong foreign policy, entitlement reform and much much more. You understand really quick that Sarah is ready to rock and roll and get things done. She understands what must be done.
Oh, and she’s running!
A must hear interview.
Audio courtesy PalinTV.
January 27, 2011
Look what the tea party effect has done, it’s is taking hold nationwide, and the Republican(GOP) brand is the biggest beneficiary. But the tea party is not so sure about the Republicans, and what they say they are going to do. Ronald Reagan’s “trust but verify” is operative until further notice — LOL.
The small margin is proof of the GOP being on probational status, as far as the voters are concerned. Looks like the GOP is facing their WHIG moment, time is short, do what the American people want or else.
Stop the stupid out of control federal spending.
For the first time since 2005, more people like Republicans than dislike them, according to Gallup’s latest poll. The margin is small: 47 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the GOP, and 43 percent have an unfavorable opinion, according to the poll, which has a 4 percent margin of error.Still, that’s better than Democrats are faring. Gallup reports that President Obama’s party is liked by just 46 percent of respondents, and is disliked by 47 percent, “among the worst for Democrats since 1992, but is an improvement from last year.”
“The two parties’ ratings are now generally similar, suggesting they are starting off on relatively equal footing as a Democratic president and Senate, and a Republican House of Representatives attempt to govern the nation over the next two years,” wrote Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones.
So will pollsters change from their 10-12 point bias in their polling … doubtful.
January 26, 2011
Today, Rubio announced that the first bill he’ll co-sponsor as a senator, is DeMint’s Obamacare repeal bill which is identical to the one recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Rubio is one of 34 Republicans co-sponsoring the bill. Rubio has campaigned throughout the past year and in many tea party events that he is not only committed to reducing the deficit and stopping the growth of big government, but that he’ll push for the repeal of Obamacare. He is fulfilling that promise.
In a statement, Rubio said:
“It is critical for the future prosperity and health of our country that we repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common sense reforms that will lower health care costs and get more Americans insured. At a time when we need to be focused on creating a pro-jobs environment in Florida and across the country, ObamaCare has only served to foster uncertainty for job creators. We need to start over with reforms that promote competition, empower patients with more options, combat fraud and integrate the latest technologies for a system that better serves the patient.
It is imperative that the Senate Democrat leadership in Washington heed the call of families and job creators across Florida and allow for an up-or-down vote on this legislation.”
Don’t judge a politician solely on his words, but on his actions as well. Rubio is off to a good start.
Now this — 10 states invoke 1700s ‘nullification doctrine’… In our Constitutional system, the States are sovereign, they created the Federal Government not the other way around. Repeal the 17th Amendment, give the States back their representative. Who needs the “Schumer seat”, it should be New York’s seat.
January 26, 2011
Runs on sophistry : Obama-Speak … the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It’s not a gift, it’s just lies.
Who was Frankiln Pierce? The 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. During whose term, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 was passed, by Democrat super majorities, which essentially made slavery legal in America. It changed the balance of slave and free states, tilting the advantage to slave states. Yes he was a proud Democrat from New Hampshire. Pierce was a “doughface” (a Northerner with Southern sympathies) who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
And then the day after:
New (CBO) budget estimates released Wednesday predict the government’s deficit will hit almost $1.5 trillion this year, a new record.
The daunting numbers mean that the government will have to borrow 40 cents for every dollar it spends.
This is insanity in real life.
January 26, 2011
Elizabeth’s debut singing the national anthem on January 7, 2011 at the Norfolk Admirals game. The good news is that she did a wonderful job. The bad news is that the mic died after “gave proof.” However, the crowd picked up the song and she kept her composure and stood there singing. But nobody got to hear her amazing high note on “free.” But more good news–she was invited to come sing again, so I hope to post the complete version for you to enjoy soon…
And they think the tea party is going away … I can see 2012 from my window.
January 25, 2011
Every now and then, a homemade “robot theater” YouTube video gets it right on the money. Now would be one of those times. You need to see this video below the fold.
Insightful … But if you are dizzy after watching, skip the SOTU speech tonight.
How it works — The Mail has a devastating extract from the new book by ex-BBC newsreader Peter Sissons, showing just how corrupt the corporation has become, particularly on the subject of climate change.
Quote, Peter Sissons, “scepticism should be the natural instinct of scientists — and the default setting of journalists.”
From the beginning I was unhappy at how one-sided the BBC’s coverage of the issue was, and how much more complicated the climate system was than the over-simplified two-minute reports that were the stock-in-trade of the BBC’s environment correspondents.
These, without exception, accepted the UN’s assurance that ‘the science is settled’ and that human emissions of carbon dioxide threatened the world with catastrophic climate change. Environmental pressure groups could be guaranteed that their press releases, usually beginning with the words ‘scientists say . . . ’ would get on air unchallenged.
Read the whole thing.