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John Kelly: Emotional White House Press Briefing
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
“We’re trying to keep people out of the Capital because the building is becoming a pig sty. People are staying over night, the building smells. We used to have nice tours for children, all that’s being shut down by a bunch of slobs taking up the building.
We can no longer continue to have all these slobs in the building. It would be embarrassing to me to take my child through that building today. These people are not nurses, police, and firefighters, they are college students and hangers-on who are having a fun party."
Starts around 19 minutes. I used to listen to Roger Hedgecock from Camp Pendleton. He calls himself "A Recovering Politician." He used to be the mayor of San Diego.
"Roger Hedgecock asked me to come on his radio show today to help explain Project Gunwalker. Here is the link to the show."
Via TL In Exile
-- Neal Boortz, 2004
Within just a few hours of the DOJ's statement, Ted Olson's team filed a 23-page document that quoted from the Attorney General's letter twice. The mainstream media may not give this "coincidence" a second thought, but to FRC, this lightning-fast citation of the letter into a major judicial document is highly suspicious. Our concern is that the Department of Justice has been collaborating with the litigants in the Proposition 8 case behind the scenes, so FRC sent a letter to the DOJ asking for record of all correspondence between DOJ and opponents of Prop 8 in the last month.
If there is a quiet partnership, the alliance would be both unethical and highly damaging to America 's rule of law. Regardless of your political leanings, it should be obvious that a Department of Justice that collaborates with opponents of federal law to strike it down is clearly an example of a political system run amok. DOJ's job is to defend laws that Congress enacts--not help to undermine them. To read FRC's letter to the Department of Justice, click here.
"Majorities of voters in red, blue, and battleground “green” states want President Barack Obama to modify his agenda to take House Republican proposals into account, according to a new Zogby International poll. The results were announced Tuesday, in the run-up to House and Senate votes expected this week on a short-term spending deal that would avert a government shutdown and prolong the budget fight.
Zogby’s poll of 10,000 likely voters took place just days after Obama’s State of the Union speech. It divided voters into three camps:"
........there be any doubt what Barack Obama meant when he twice proposed, "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as our military?
The Obama-Democrat Left has mounted the first successful counter-revolution -- against the American Revolution -- in our history. Using an incessant series of attacks by a fifth column, the intent of the counter-revolution is to eradicate the effects of the American Revolution.
According to Karl Marx, the following ten elements were requisite conditions for "a transition from capitalism to communism."
I feel privileged to have one of the few good representatives in Walter Jones.
"The House on Tuesday approved a two-week spending resolution by a 335-91 vote, as more than 100 Democrats joined all but six Republicans to support a measure aimed at averting a government shutdown this week.
The six Republicans voting against the bill were Justin Amash (Mich.), Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Walter Jones (N.C), Steve King (Iowa), and Ron Paul (Texas). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) voted against the bill, but House Minority Whip voted for it."
Support Ending Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
There is a concerted and orchestrated effort to attack new pro-life legislation by focusing on “defending women’s health and reproductive rights” using a sleight-of-hand interpretation of the provisions in the various bills
Targeted are three bills, H.R. 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act; H.R. 217, Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act; and H.R. 358, the Protect Life Act. These proposed bills would make a significant dent in the pro-abortion camp’s profitability column and agenda.
Rhetorical Assault: The Daily Kos says “H.R. 3 imposes a series of tax hikes on women and small businesses, in addition to outlawing legal and life-saving medical procedures in thousands of facilities around the country.”
Reality: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion, H.R. 3, with 205 cosponsors means to prohibit federal funds for all abortions, with the usual exclusions for rape, incest, and a woman in danger of death. The measure would disallow tax credits for abortions or for health benefit plans that include abortion coverage, and medical deductions for abortions. This is not a tax hike. This does not raise taxes for small businesses. In order for this to be an actual tax hike, it would have to affect everyone and all businesses as a matter of course. If President Obama has his way and tax credits for home mortgages are eliminated across the board, THAT is a tax hike and it’s revenue generating. This is far too selective in nature and is better known as a benefit for those who end the life of unborn babies.
Rhetorical Assault: According to “women’s expert” Linda Lowen “H.R. 217 would deny federal family-planning funds under Title X to groups that offer abortion access such as Planned Parenthood. This would eliminate needed medical services for millions of women who use family planning clinics as their main source of health care.”
Reality: Rep. Mike Pence’s H.R. 217 with 164 cosponsors would defund the most notorious private for-profit abortion business in the country, Planned Parenthood, by ensuring that taxpayer money for family planning is denied to that organization. For 100 percent pro-lifers, a caution; there are exclusions in the bill for the usual “rape or an act of incest against a minor” and for a “woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy.” It would not force these conditions on any hospital if said hospital doesn’t provide funds to any entity that performs abortions. Does H.R. 217 eliminate needed medical services for millions of women? Of course not. Planned Parenthood can still provide these tests, for a small fee, or better yet, as a free service, as they say they are so committed to providing. They can join crisis pregnancy centers providing services free of charge as an all-volunteer non-profit agency.
Rhetorical Assault: H.R. 358, the The Protect Life Act, says Daily Kos, who have actually labeled H.R. 358 “The Let Women Die” bill, “would make it legal for hospitals to deny women abortions, even if it meant a woman would die right then and there in the hospital without receiving one.” Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) said “under current law, if a woman comes in and she’s gonna die if she doesn’t get the medical service, then they have to provide that medical service. This new legislation would eliminate that law.” RH Reality Check and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) have made similar comments.
Reality: The Protect Life Act, H.R. 358 with 121 cosponsors amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- ObamaCare -- by prohibiting federal funds from being to used to cover any part of the cost of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion services, upholding the Hyde Amendment. It would prohibit discrimination against institutions or individual entities based on the entity’s refusal to train or perform induced abortions, etc., meaning it restores the conscience clause that took a beating in ObamaCare. It also requires investigations into complaints for violations, and creates consequences for violating the law. This bill will in no way leave women in need of medical attention dying in emergency rooms. By restoring the conscience clause for health care facilities and providers it makes sure they are not discriminated against for declining involvement in abortions. They must and will treat patients; if a pregnant woman is the patient, both mother and baby will be treated separately and equally.
Those who support the policies of the Hyde Amendment and rights of conscience need to contact their representatives and urge them to vote for H.R. 358, H.R. 217 and H.R. 3. All three of these bills respect and promote the life and health of human beings, especially the preborn, and prevent the federal government from funding or promoting abortions with taxpayer money.
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Gun Owners of America Endorses Steve Daines for Congress
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Gun Owners of America is proud to endorse Steve Daines for Congress. He is running for the seat being left open by Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg, who is challenging Jon Tester for U.S. Senate.
A successful Montana businessman, Steve is not a career politician -- but he is just the kind of principled, pro-Second Amendment person we need in Washington.
Daines earned an "A" rating from GOA because he opposes any new gun control laws and will work to roll back unconstitutional gun laws already on the books. He believes, with the Founding Fathers, that the Second Amendment is a safeguard of freedom and liberty.
Getting Steve elected is Gun Owners of America's number one priority for 2012.
Why? Because Steve Daines will be more than just a reliable vote. There are many good pro-gun votes in the Congress, but WE NEED LEADERS!
A husband, father and a hunter, Steve is a leader in his community and a leader in the State of Montana who will serve our nation well in the United States Congress. He understands that politicians in Washington and government bureaucrats seek control of every aspect of our lives, including our ability to protect ourselves and our families. Steve will be more than a good vote for the Second Amendment -- he will also fight against unconstitutional federal intrusions into personal liberties.
The radical left in America does not want leaders like Steve Daines in Congress. They will target him as they do every candidate who believes in the Constitution and personal freedom.
Steve Daines needs our help!
GOA encourages all gun owners and sportsmen to stand with Steve Daines for Congress. Please visit http://www.stevedaines.com to contribute to Daines for Congress.
South Florida Congressman Allen West branded the runaway state senators of Wisconsin a bunch of “cowards,” comparable to Army deserters.
“What kind of representative democracy have we become when elected officials run from executing their prescribed duties?” West said in a weekly newsletter to constituents and fans that begins, “Dear Patriot.”
“In the military we have General Order number one: `I shall not leave my appointed place of duty or post until properly relieved,’” said West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. “If a leader takes off, we call it `desertion.’ What manner of person runs and hides instead of making a stand, making a decision?”
The blunt-spoken Republican from Plantation, a favorite of the tea party movement, sees the standoff in Wisconsin as part of a wider ideological battle.
"Allahpundit did a great job last night of dissecting the latest NYT/CBS poll based on its results from CBS’ reporting. The survey found that a large majority of their respondents support keeping current collective bargaining rights in the public sector (60/33), and a slightly smaller majority opposed cutting pay or benefits of public employees to close deficits (56/37). However, the New York Times published the actual sample, and it calls into question at least the magnitude of the results.
First, the partisan split in the sample gave a ten-point advantage to Democrats."
--John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
Via Cousin Colby
"Here's a great little mash-up map of the action in Libya given trusted Twitter accounts from the Arabist site. Probably better than the one they are using at the White House (that cost $100 billion a year in assets to produce). Here's a pic from the mash-up showing the 3 government pockets of resistance left (Tripoli, Sirta, and Sabha). Amazing how quickly the open source 'protest' movement (for those new to this , open source warfare is a method of conflict that uses social media/Internet but it isn't defined by it) morphed into an open source insurgency, and how quickly it spread(as in: how to lose most of the country in less than a week."