Melanie Morgan

Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

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  • Hello White House? This is Your Legacy Calling

    Obama Care Official Facebook Page.

    As of 10-31-13, the official Facebook page for Obama-Care has received 13 "Likes."

    As of 10-31-13, the official Facebook page for Obama-Care has received 50 million "Dislikes."

  • It's a Nail-Biter Now!

    My friends traveling far from their Cailfornia home base aboard the Tea Party Express Bus are celebrating the newest polling in Virginia today.

    It shows that Ken Cuccinellli, their hand-picked candidate, has pulled within even of Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Governor's race.

    Cuccinelli is a true conservative. Do what you can to help. I will.

    "...As the polls tighten in the Virginia gubernatorial race, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is dropping his front-runner swagger and warning that he could lose.

    In an email to supporters meant to inspire them to vote, he said simply: “Ignore the polls.”

    Some polls show that the race is getting close, with Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli getting to as close as three points in one poll, though most still show McAuliffe with a significant lead.

    But the former Democratic Party chairman is worried about turnout in a year when voters are turned off by both candidates and there is no other headline-grabbing election dragging voters to the polls.

     

    “In off-year elections like this one, Tea Party voters turn out more reliably than Democrats. For 45 years, the political party that controls the White House has lost our governor's race the next year. In 2009, fewer than 40 percent of Virginia voters cast a ballot for governor, despite the fact that nearly 70 percent voted in the presidential election the year before,” he explained.

    “That's why we absolutely CANNOT afford to fall short of our $250,000 Get Out the Vote Fund Goal at tonight's midnight deadline — right now we're $48,345 away,” he said in his latest push for more money.

    Campaign officials said that McAuliffe is focused on get out the vote initiatives, even bringing in former President Clinton and President Obama this week to urge voters to show up on Tuesday.

    “If we allow ourselves to be complacent for any part of the next five days, Election Day will not be pretty,” he said.

    Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.

  • Well, Well, Well ...Obamacare a Stunning Success from Day One - NOT

    For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.

    But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start.

    Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day "war room" meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.

    The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say "six enrollments have occurred so far."

    They were with BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina and Kansas City, CareSource and Healthcare Service Corporation.

    By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to "approximately 100." By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect "248 enrollments" nationwide.

    The health care exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of seven million by March 1. The war room notes give a glimpse into some of the reasons customers had problems:

    • "Direct enrollment (signing up directly on an insurer's website) is not working for any issuers."
    • "Experian" credit reporting agency is "creating confusion with credit check information."
    • "Issuer phone numbers are not appearing correctly on the Pay Now page."

    Issa subpoenas Sebelius for HealthCare.gov documents Sebelius: "Hold me accountable for the debacle" of HealthCare.gov Complete Coverage: Obamacare Kicks Off

    The notes leave no doubt that some enrollment figures, which the administration has chosen to keep secret, are available.

    "Statistics coming in," said notes from the very first meeting the morning of Oct. 2. Contractor "QSSI has a daily dashboard created every night."

    But head of CMS Marilyn Tavenner would not disclose any figures when Rep. Dave Camp, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, asked earlier this week.

    "Chairman Camp, we will have those numbers available in mid-November," she said.

    Health and Human Services told CBS News Thursday it's in no position to confirm or discuss enrollment figures because it doesn't have any. A spokesman suggested the numbers obtained by CBS News may not include all the different ways to enroll, such as paper applications. The spokesman also said that enrollment figures in Massachusetts' health care plan started off negligible but then skyrocketed as a deadline neared.

  • Obama Campaign Shocked at Romney's Missed Opportunities

    President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate.

    David Axelrod Speaks About Campaign

    David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama's reelection campaign, at a University of Chicago public forum, Nov. 26, 2012. (Robert Kozloff, Courtesy of The University of Chicago / AP Photo )

    Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent an unbelievable amount of money,” didn’t hit television and radio with anti-Obama ads until May.

  • Cyber Monday, Morgan-Style

    Yes, I did do some mouse-ing around yesterday on the Internet. I am looking for a toilet that will defeat the stupid enviro whackos with their low-flow, crappy toilets (pun intended!)

    I found something you MUST see to believe. I will be buying this SUPER POOPER.

    Hot Dog & Dog Food Flushing Super Toilet

    Hot Dog & Dog Food Flushing Super Toilet

    Tuesday November 27, 2012 - You have to see this to believe this. This beautiful toilet can flush just about anything!!!!! Quattro by St. Thomas Creations featured at Colemansupplyco.com uploaded with permission by ST. Thomas Creations, Inc

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  • Learning From the Election

     
    Original Article
    1. Populism The Republicans have only won the popular vote since Ronald Reagan’s presidency on two occasions: 1988 and 2004. In both instances, even the patrician Bushes were able to paint their liberal opponents as out-of-touch Massachusetts magnificoes. Lee Atwater turned Michael Dukakis, the helmeted tank driver, into a bumbling Harvard Square naïf. Karl Rove reminded the country that John Kerry, the wind surfer, was a spandex-wearing, wetsuit-outfitted yuppie who lived in several of his rich wife’s mansions, as he jetted around in her plane and sailed on her boat. Otherwise, it was the Republicans
  • The "Turkey Tugger" Bit on KSFO

    For those of you who remember the Thanksgiving Turkey Fluffer hilarity with Lee Rodgers, myself and Officer Vic...you can revisit this oldie but goodie.

    Right here.

    Warning: Funny stuff.

  • MIchael Moore for the Poor, Super Rich Multi-millionaire

    (CNSNews.com) – In an “open letter” to the president, liberal  filmmaker Michael Moore offers a list of items for Barack Obama  to tackle in his second term, urging him to “get some fight” and “drive  the rich right off their fiscal cliff.”

    Published Monday on his website, the Moore congratulated Obama on his reelection  victory, but “respectfully” asked that his second term not resemble the  first.

    “It's not that you didn't get anything done,” Moore said.  “You got A  LOT done. But there are some very huge issues that have been left  unresolved and, dammit, we need you to get some fight in you.

    “Wall Street and the uber-rich have been conducting a bloody class  war for over 30 years and it's about time they were stopped,” he said.

    Moore proposes a far-left agenda that includes letting the entire  Bush-era tax cuts expire: "Drive the rich right off their fiscal cliff,” Moore says.  “The ‘fiscal cliff’ is a ruse, an invention by the  Right and the rich, to try and keep their huge tax breaks,” he said.   “On December 31, let ALL the tax cuts expire.”

  • The Democrats Don't Have it Right on Illegal Immigration

    MICKEY KAUS:  Here’s A Poll The MSM Won’t Hype:“62% say stopping illegal immigration is ‘extremely/very important.’ That handily beats ‘taking major steps to address global warming’ as well as ‘[increasing] taxes on those with household incomes above $250,000.’ … Providing a ‘path to citizenship for illegal immigrants’ got only 37%. … Note: According to the 2012 exit poll, 10% of the electorate was Latino.”

  • White House Throws CIA Under the Bus

    Original Article
    The White House is doubling down on their assertions that they did not have the proper information when they sent Susan Rice out to the Sunday talk shows to claim the Benghazi attack was due to a video. They claim that the only edit they made to the information given them was to change the name of the attacked facility from “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.” Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday: We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment. The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit
  • Petreaus Testifies!

    URGENT:  Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus testifies in a closed-door hearing that immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack 'Al Qaeda involvement' was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to Rep. Peter King.

  • why Do Powerful Men Cheat?

    Gen. David Petraeus is just the most recent in a long line of powerful  men to cheat on their wives. From former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger  to New York Gov. Mayor Eliot Sptizer and basically every U.S. president ever,  high-profile leaders have been having extramarital affairs for centuries.

    But why exactly do powerful men cheat? And why did Petraeus throw away his  position as director of the CIA and tarnish a reputable  military career for another woman when the risk is so much greater than the  reward?

    Robin Williams once said, “God gave men both a penis and a brain, but  unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time” — an idea  that could have some basis in biological truth. Conventional wisdom has it  that men in positions of power  have affairs because they can, and women engage in these affairs because they  are attracted to power. But it could be a little more complex than that.

    Renowned marriage and relationship psychologist Dr. Sheri  Meyers, who has shared her expertise on CNN, Fox and countless other TV  networks and radio shows, talked to The Daily Caller about why powerful men  cheat, what could driven Petraeus to cheat, and what led to his eventual  downfall.

    “If we look at power and success, what makes most men rise through the ranks?  It’s the willingness to break through ranks and take risks,” Meyers said. “For many of us who are conservative, and scared, they do not become heads  of corporations.”

    The inherent characteristics of successful, powerful people are some of the  same traits that cause them to have affairs. Meyers said that the brain chemical  dopamine has a lot to  do  with what drives both successful men and women to cheat.

    Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/16/why-do-powerful-men-cheat/#ixzz2COpmizsp

  • "Fight or Flight, A Conservative CaliforniansTough Choice to Stay or Go in An Almost All Blue State"

    It’s been a week now since election 2012 and I still can’t get a grip on my gag reflex. Crouching toward socialism nationwide, breaking the backs of the middle class with taxes in California, and the sheeple’s turn against Democracy leaves more than a bad taste in my mouth. I’m also struggling with the whole fight-or-flight phenomenon. I’m usually a fighter but it’s hard to build up the energy with this ongoing gag reflex.

    I know. I know. You’re probably saying “ Get over it”. The Founding Fathers got our back. They set up this beautiful experiment we call America with a lot of backbone. It’s going to take more than one hellish election to take us down.”

    I say: “Easy for you to say – if you don’t live in California.”

    While SEIU slugged back Kristal champagne as they dreamt of the next four years sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom as Obama’s guests, we true working folks in California got a real treat. The liberals got a supermajority in the California Senate and, it appears, in the Legislature as well. This would be the first time in 80 years that the Democrats not only ruled the roost, but the whole stinking barnyard.

    Californians were like a sinking ship of drowning gerbils that voted for more water as the tsunami sunk us. We said yes to taxes galore. In fact, we said yes to retroactive taxes. “Thank you sir, may I have another!” Just to make sure that we let the world know how much we love the government to abscond with our hard-earned money and spend it on bloated union wages, welfare and illegals, we gave the Democrats super power.

    This means that the Republicans might as well stay home. They have nothing to say. More regulation such as cap and trade to drive more manufacturing jobs out of the state? No problem! How about more taxes – because retroactive taxes aren’t good enough? The Democrats are already eyeing the prize. (Can you see why that gag reflex haunts me?)

    A supermajority also means the Democrats can override vetoes from Gov. Moonbeam (not that this is always a bad thing. I’d like to veto him, but let’s save that for another day.)

    All of this explains my sour stomach. I’m not one to wallow in my grief, if that’s what you want to call it. I’m looking at my options. Fight or flight. What will it be?

    Flight sounds attractive. While California was dropping into the crashing waves of the left coast, other states came through for Republicans. This isn’t to say they are conservatives, just Republicans. Most states are controlled by Republicans. The GOP has the governorship and both houses in 23 states. Democrats have the same advantage in only 14 states. Twelve states share power, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. One states has nonpartisan rule..

     So there’s a lot of territory to explore without breathing the same air as a tax-loving, freedom-hating, socialist hugging Democratic majorities. Texas sounds good, though its weather can be brutal. Same with Idaho. I like the sweet tea in the South.

    The more I think about it, the more I don’t like the idea of leaving the state or the country. I don’t have French in me, so throwing up the white surrender flag isn’t in my blood.

    Did George Washington hang it up when his troops were dying and it looked like Armageddon? Did Abraham Lincoln turn tail when the Rebels whooped Union Troops in battles? Did our fighting men and women give up in Iraq when Harry Reid and his fellow traitors said America had lost” Hell no.

    I’m not comparing myself to these great men. But I do have some fire left in me and this country and California are so worth the fight. What we need is a little creativity. Fight fire with fire.

    California is known for its leftist ways. It’s also known for loving minorities, as it should. I say we take advantage of this. Conservatives are clearly a minority. It’s time to contact the unions, the ACLU, Code Pink in their vulva outfits, and other groups that fight for minorities. We can ask them to join hands with us (figuratively). We demand to be heard. We demand free stuff – or just tax cuts. And we demand that dead people stop voting in elections for the majority. Call it the Conservative Dream Act.

    Once we get our foot in the door with our new friends, we can march on the Capitol. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the taxing majority has got to go!” Maybe we can even get some sympathy with those vulva outfits. Conservative women can don the Code Pink body parts and talk about the real war on women. This is the war in which working women pay more in health care (as we do under Obamacare), fail to afford our children’s schooling, lose our jobs, our houses and our dignity (because we’re wearing those danged vulva outfits).

    If the new Supermajority is sexist and against minority rights, then we have another out. It’s called Democracy. In two years we can begin to turn the tables. I know how this works. The idea of recalling former Gov. Gray Davis came out of a conversation on my radio show. We know how that ended for Davis.

    With the Conservative Dream Act on our side, we can’t lose.

     

     

     

  • Who is Paula Broadwell?

    The truth will come out': Father of Petraeus' mistress defends his daughter and claims her affair is part of bigger scandal

    'The truth will come out': Father of Petraeus' mistress defends his daughter and claims her affair is part of bigger scandal

    Monday November 12, 2012 - The father of David Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell defended his daughter today as an 'exceptional person', saying he supports her 100 per cent after details of her sordid affair with the decorated general were made public.

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  • Statistically Impossible

    In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    November 12, 2012|By Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie, Inquirer Staff Writers

    It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

    These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all.

    "We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic," said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. "It's kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia."

  • The Myth of the Missing Republicans

     

    A  score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans  allegedly "missing" at the polls this year.  For starters, if the Washington  Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes  than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million.  For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than  he did in 2008.

    More  than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were "lost" in California.  It is  not that California Republicans turned against Romney.  His percentage of  the vote was higher than McCain's in 2008.  It is just they know their  votes were in vain in that increasingly absurd state.  The same is likely  true in New York State where Romney fell  more than a half-million votes short of McCain's totals.  Excluding these two states, Romney received  300,000 more votes than McCain.

    That  much said, the results in several states do raise eyebrows, most notably Ohio  and Pennsylvania.  Romney received nearly 100,000 fewer votes than McCain  in the former and 35,000 fewer votes in the latter.  In all the other  battleground states, Romney improved both on McCain's raw numbers and his  percentage of the vote.  This includes Florida despite the fact that every  vote south of Palm Bay down Florida's I-95 corridor is  suspect.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/the_myth_of_the_missing_three_million_republicans.html#ixzz2C0o6czG0

  • Waiting for Obama

    Sick veterans wait for Obama’s promise
     
    It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: All veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days. But on this Veterans Day, as Mr. Obama prepares for his second term, the president’s pledge not only remains unfulfilled, it has become a rallying cry for sick veterans,
  • The Veterans We Know and Owe

    I can't say thank-you to our veterans enough. No one can. But we must try.

    So thank-you to my grandfather Captain Harold Morgan, who served in BOTH World Wars, the first time with his buddy Harry Truman, as they fought with Battery D.

    The second time he fought was in Italy, in World War II, while his son, my uncle, was killed on a bombing mission that took off from the white cliffs of Dover, England.

    Thank-you to my father George Morgan, who served as an Army Lt. and to my brother Sgt. Mark Morgan, who fought in Panama as part of a special forces team.

    Thank-you to my husband Jack Swanson, who was a Sgt. in the Army during the Vietnam war, and to my cousin Rodney Gibson, who served as a Commander in the Air Force. (We Morgan's choose to overlook that he picked Air Force over Army.)

    To all military veterans AND their families, God Bless you!

  • General Betrayus, Your Country is on Line One

    I am beyond consumed by the David Petreaus affair, and subsequent fall-out. I am reading every detail that I can find, tweeting about it, booking guests for Monday morning at 11:00 Saturday night.


    The Associated Press

    Why? Maybe it's because I know so many people who know the General. I worked quite hard in 2008 to defend Petreaus from the attacks by the Left who smeared an American hero by calling him "General Betrayus" when he was saving thousands of lives by creating the surge in Iraq. My group, Move America Forward, helped create counter advertisments and an orchestrated response to the hateful words coming from the Moveon.org crowd.

    It's also because it has so many intriguing aspects to the story. An epic moment, a man for the times, the General who turned the war in Iraq from quagmire into a reasonably stable situation... to a adulterer who seems to have cracked apart by emailing his lover thousands of times, jeopardizing himself and his country.

    Was there a SECOND affair? The FBI was brought into the investigation, allegedly, because another woman was recieving threatening emails from Paul Broadwell, who allegedly felt threatened by her "affection" for the CIA Director.

    Jill Kelley

    General David Petraeus, second from left, with Jill Kelley, second from right, and wife Holly, far right. Kelley's twin sister, Natalie Khawam, is on the far  left. Picture: AP Source: AP

    Woman No. 2 in the Petraeus story identified as Jill Kelly

    Who is David Petreaus?

    Who knows? We can't know who he is or why he failed himself, his family and his country. Maybe at the end of the day, we can relate to a story of human frailty and pray for everyone involved.

     But the serious questions remain - what did President Obama know, and when did he know it? Did he throw Petreaus under the bus in order to cover his ass on Libya? What did Petreaus do, or NOT do the night that 4 Americans, including two of his CIA covert operatives, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, who were murdered by Islamists in Benghazi.

    There has got to be a movie in all of this. Angelina Jolie can play Paula Broadwell. But who will play her betrayed husband, who was apparently so shattered he reached out to a advice columnist in the NY Times?

    MY WIFE’S LOVER

    My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me?NAME WITHHELD       

    Don’t expose the affair in any high-profile way. It would be different if this man’s project was promoting some (contextually hypocritical) family-values platform, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. The only motive for exposing the relationship would be to humiliate him and your wife, and that’s never a good reason for doing anything. This is between you and your spouse. You should tell her you want to separate, just as you would if she were sleeping with the mailman. The idea of “suffering in silence” for the good of the project is illogical. How would the quiet divorce of this man’s mistress hurt an international leadership initiative? He’d probably be relieved.       

    The fact that you’re willing to accept your wife’s infidelity for some greater political good is beyond honorable. In fact, it’s so over-the-top honorable that I’m not sure I believe your motives are real. Part of me wonders why you’re even posing this question, particularly in a column that is printed in The New York Times.       

    Your dilemma is intriguing, but I don’t see how it’s ambiguous. Your wife is having an affair with a person you happen to respect. Why would that last detail change the way you respond to her cheating? Do you admire this man so much that you haven’t asked your wife why she keeps having sex with him? I halfway suspect you’re writing this letter because you want specific people to read this column and deduce who is involved and what’s really going on behind closed doors (without actually addressing the conflict in person). That’s not ethical, either.

  • 20 Things That Went Right on Election Day

    1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.

    3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.

    4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.

    5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.

    6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.

    7. Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting, and government hiring.

    8. Montana voters said no to boundless benefits for illegal aliens.

    9. Washington state approved taxpayer-empowering limitations on its state legislature’s ability to raise taxes.

    10. For the first time since Reconstruction, the GOP won control of the Arkansas state house.

    11. Voters rejected tax hike ballot measures in Arizona, South Dakota, and Missouri.

    12. Louisiana voted to protect gun rights.

    13. Kentucky voted to protect hunting and fishing rights.

    14. Parental notification for minors’ abortion prevailed in Montana.

    15. North Carolina Republicans claimed the governor’s office, congressional gains, and control of the state’s general assembly.

    16. Paul Ryan will return to Congress after winning re-election and continue to carry the torch for entitlement reform and budget discipline.

    17. Conservatives won big victories in the Kansas state legislature.

    18. Republicans won historic supermajorities in Tennessee.

    19.Across the country, Republicans reached a post-2000 record number of gubernatorial victories.

    20. Conservatives who were devastated by the national election results demonstrated how to lose with dignity and grace. There will be finger-pointing and recriminations and soul-searching, but committed activists can’t and won’t lose heart. We’ll regroup, recover, and keep fighting for our country.

    ***

    Our friend and commenter SteveEgg adds: “And you missed Rs retaking the WI Senate.”

    21. Wisconsin: GOP wins back control of state government.

  • Project Orca = EPIC FAIL

    As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s get-out-the-vote effort, which underperformed even John McCain’s lackluster 2008 turnout. One culprit appears to be “Orca,” the Romney’s massive technology effort, which failed completely.

  • Voter Fraud - How much and where?

    From Listener Don,

    "Something about this election just doesn't seem right. I am beginning a research
    project on this.

    http://godfatherpolitics.com/7942/ohio-residents-told-they-already-voted-when-they-showed-up-at-the-polls-tuesday/

    In the Ohio county (Hamilton) referred to in the article, Obama receives 208,508
    votes to Romney's 188,653 (51.8% to 46.9%) whereas the Democrat candidates in the
    1st and 2nd district that compromises that county were blown out 58.3%-37.1% and
    59.1%-40.9%.

    Further research would include Presidential election results by district that are I
    haven't been able to find current data.

    The premise that I'm following here is that we are expected to believe that there
    are an abundance of voters that would vote for a Presidential candidate from one
    party and vote for a congressman from the opposing party. True there are those
    voters but in this contentious election cycle, its' hard to believe that there are
    in such huge numbers.

    I'm not a 'conspiracy freak' but something just doesn't seem right about this election."

  • You Know What To Do!

    At a post-victory press conference, Sen. Dianne Feinstein noted that the electorate is sorely divided, but President Obama can claim a “mandate” that puts him in a strong spot to demand that the GOP House cave on his demand for a tax hike on the top income earners — those who earn more than $250,000.

    Feinstein added, “No one in the state of California who earns above $250,000 has ever said to me, ‘Look, I need a tax cut.’ And if they do, I would sure like for them to pick up the phone and call me and tell me why, and why they don’t like this proposal.”

    DiFi wants to hear from you.

    Now I would argue that ending the Bush tax cuts for any group of earners isn’t cutting their taxes, but raising them. And that a tax increase from 35 percent to 39.6 percent is not, as Feinstein maintained, “a little bit more.”

    I know that Senator Feinstein cares about what California businesses think. So if you earn more than $250,000 and you want to see your taxes raised, you might want to give the Senator’s office a call to let her know you agree. And if you don’t, pick up the phone. Sen. Feinstein wants to hear from you.

    The best phone number is: is 202-224-3841. If the Senator’s office shares  responses with me, I shall share them with you.

  • Obama Ends Campaign in Half-Empty Arena

     

     

    President Obama’s big rally tonight turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According to RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out.

  • Courtesy of NY Post and Michelle Malkin

    Send conservative reinforcements to Capitol Hill.

    Vote for limited government ballot measures.

    Support Tea Party candidates at the local and state levels.

    God bless our troops on the front lines who secure our freedoms.

    And God bless America.

    For restoration, not “revenge.”

  • Ominous Signs for Clean Election Advocates

    NEW BLACK PANTHERS Are Back at Philly Polling Station (Video)

     

    Election Day 2012– Guess who’s back? The New Black Panthers are back at the 14th Ward in Philadelphia.  Local TV stations are aware, the Black Panthers are at the same polling location as 2008.

    On election day in 2008 two members of the New Black Panther Party, in full uniform, stationed themselves in front of the doors leading to a polling-place in Philadelphia. One man held a billyclub in one hand that he slapped into the palm of the other. Today they are back out at the 14th Ward.

    The New Black Panthers support Obama.  In 2008, they bragged that they delivered Barack Obama to the White House.

  • Questions? We have answers!

    If you have any questions about where to vote, or issues on the ballot, go to smartvoter.org

  • "Life's a Beach"

    My dog Riley couldn't give two shakes who wins Tuesday...(but I do!)
     
    riley
  • The Tipping Point

    By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we  already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve  disgraced themselves. Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias in  the media, and with some justification. But it has finally reached the tipping  point. Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of  objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for  Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it.

  • Our President is a Small-Minded Man

    Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the protective wall built around him by the liberal media.

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    I Too Have Become Disillusioned.

    Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?

    Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer;" a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

    He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: How on Earth was such a man elected president?

  • Top 20 Reasons to Send Obama Packing!

     Here are the Top 20 reasons a regime change is imperative, now:

             1.   $5 Trillion in New Debt – By the end of FY 2012, Obama had added $5.3 trillion to the National Debt – almost one-third of the total ($16 trillion). He rolled up more debt in three years than the first 41 presidents combined, more in four years than George W. Bush did in 8. By 2011, foreigners owned 54% of our total debt – China alone has $1.2 trillion. If Obama is reelected, what exciting times lie ahead – China calls in its debt, the dollar crashes, the U.S. joins Greece and Italy in bankruptcy court? During the 2008 campaign, Obama called Bush’s contribution to the national debt (half of his own) “irresponsible and unpatriotic.” That would make Obama the fiscal equivalent of Charlie Sheen and Jane Fonda.

  • Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

    #SANDYFAIL:  In Brooklyn, unhappy with Bloomberg:“Yo asshole mayor, turn on your television (instead of being so greedy to get on it) the city is in full blown crisis mode, there are huge disorganized lines for buses, gas, food, water, no trains into Manhattan from Brooklyn, tunnels shut, half the city without power, smoldering ruins in queens, hungry, sick, grieving, fed up human beings, THESE ARE YOUR FELLOW NEW YORKERS (even though your life reflects nothing of theirs). AND YOU WANT TO SHIT ON THEM BY ALLOWING THE MARATHON! THIS IS YOUR LEGACY BERMUDABERG, the mayor that doesn’t give a shit about his people, oh, except to ban big gulps.”

    Related:  New York’s Incredible Shrinking Mayor.“What would the world have thought of Mayor Nagin if he’d diverted resources from Katrina relief efforts to holding a Mardi Gras parade? Mayor Bloomberg may be about to find out. . . .  . As the true dimensions of the damage in New York gradually appear, as the death toll mounts and as chaos at the gas stations and devastation in Staten Island undercut the narrative that the city has responded effectively to the challenge, Mayor Bloomberg looks more like the hapless officials of New Orleans than Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie. The decision to divert badly needed resources to the Marathon looks callow. Big talk about climate change fails to impress; surely if the Mayor was so concerned about climate change he could have invested more time in flood preparations.”

  • Bad News for the Country, and Obama

    Unemployment Rises to 7.9%; 171,000 Jobs Created

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    The unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in October, with 171,000 jobs added, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today.

    Economists had predicted unemployment would rise to 7.9%, with 121,000 jobs added, below average for the year. The October report is the last before the election next week.

    Expectations had been mixed, partly because of a modest decline in first-time jobless claims over the month, and partly because ADP, which measures payrolls, had reported an increase of 158,000 private sector jobs over the past month--all while revising September jobs numbers dramatically downward due to a new methodology.

    Employment figures have been the subject of great controversy over the past month, starting with a surprise decrease in the unemployment rate in the September jobs report, and continuing with a dramatic anomaly in the jobless claims figures that was caused when the state of California failed to report all of its claims on time.

    171,000 is slightly more than the monthly average for 2011 of 146,000, but is still historically low and indicates a sluggish recovery. There were also upward revisions to job figures from September and August.

    The jobless rate of 7.9% is higher than the rate of 7.6% when President Barack Obama took office in 2009.

  • Promises, Promises

    'No Red Tape'? New Jersey Turns Away Non-union Relief Crews

    How desperate is hurricane-ravaged New Jersey? Not desperate enough to suspend a union monopoly that keeps the state in the bottom ten states for economic competitiveness (and #48 for business friendliness). Relief crews from Alabama who were specifically called to New Jersey found themselves diverted to Long Island, NY after they arrived because they use non-union labor.

  • A Lanslide in the Making?

    LANDSLIDE WATCH: Romney Holds Massive Lead Over Obama With Independent Voters …Update: Romney Up in CO, OH and IA

    A new Resurgent Republic poll shows Mitt Romney continues to hold a massive lead over Barack Obama. Mitt leads by 12 points with independent voters.

    In a poll released last week, Mitt Romney led Obama by 19 points among independent voters.

  • News Chews

    Giants pitcher  Barry Zito (left) pumps his fist as he rides along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle / SF

    Giants pitcher Barry Zito (left) pumps his fist as he rides along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle / SF

    Read more:http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Huge-turnout-for-Giants-parade-up-Market-3996542.php#ixzz2AyYHIlcqo's Was Romo's  Shirt innapropriate?

    Was Romo's Shirt innapropriate?

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    Photos: Before and after Hurricane Sandy

    Photos: Before and after Hurricane Sandy

    Wednesday October 31, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy turned everyday vistas into extraordinary scenes. Below, seven images taken before — and seven taken after — the storm swept through the Mid-Atlantic.

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  • What Does Sheriff Joe Know?

    Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to endorse Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination this week, NBC News reports.

    Arpaio, the self-proclaimed the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America who prices himself on his uncompromising stand on illegal immigration, will campaign with Perry in New Hampshire this week, NBC News quotes a source as saying.

    Perry is one of several Republican presidential candidates, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who have sought the Maricopa County sheriff’s endorsement.

    Perry received widespread criticism after a Florida debate in which he said anyone who opposed giving tuition breaks to the children of illegal immigrants “did not have a heart.” He later apologized for the remark.

    And, in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV after that Sept. 22 debate, the Texas governor acknowledged that he had chosen his words poorly, but he stood by his view that the decision in his state to extend tuition breaks was the right one.

    “I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,” Perry said. “In Texas in 2001 we had 181 members of the Legislature — only four voted against this piece of legislation — because it wasn’t about immigration it was about education.”

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  • Popeye Politics

    Bored with the Penn State scandal because it didn't implicate any prominent Republicans, the mainstream media have suddenly become obsessed with Grover Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge." They are monomaniacally fixated on luring Republicans into raising taxes.

    If Democrats could balance the budget tomorrow and quadruple government spending, they'd refuse the deal unless they could also make Republicans break their tax pledge. That is their single-minded goal.

    But the media are trying to turn it around and say that it's Republicans who are crazy for refusing to consider raising taxes no matter how much they get in spending cuts.

    At Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate on foreign policy, for example, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked the candidates for the one-millionth time if they would agree to raise taxes in exchange for spending cuts 10 times larger than the tax hikes.

    Terrorism can wait -- first, let me try to back you into a corner on raising taxes.

    Amazingly, Blitzer cited Ronald Reagan's statement in his autobiography, "An American Life," that he would happily compromise with Democrats if he could get 75 or 80 percent of what he wanted -- implying that today's Republicans were nuttier than Reagan if they'd refuse a dollar in tax hikes for $10 in spending cuts.

    Wolf should have kept reading. As Reagan explains a little farther in his autobiography: He did accept tax hikes "in return for (the Democrats') agreement to cut spending by $280 billion," but, Reagan continues, "the Democrats reneged on their pledge and we never got those cuts."

    Maybe that's why Republicans won't agree to raise taxes in exchange for Democratic promises to cut spending.

    For Americans who are unaware of the Democrats' history of repeatedly reneging on their promises to cut spending in return for tax hikes, the Republicans' opposition to tax increases does seem crazy. That's why Republicans need to remind them. Read More »

  • Newt's Boost

    Politico   Original Article
    By endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, the New Hampshire Union Leader opted to reject local frontrunner Mitt Romney in favor of the latest – and maybe last – anti-Romney conservative. Just as striking is how firmly the paper rejected Romney’s framing of the Republican primary and the 2012 general election. In his front-page editorial Sunday, publisher Joe McQuaid did not mention the words “jobs,” “economy,” “employment” or “growth” – the core vocabulary of Romney’s campaign. Instead, he focused on the more subjective qualities of leadership and character, explaining that the Union Leader wanted a candidate with “courage and conviction,”
  • A Quick Refresher Course in Discussing HRC

    The Missourian [Washington, MO]   Original Article
    "...There really isn’t much being said or written at this point about Hillary Clinton replacing President Barack Obama on the Democratic ticket in 2012 as the candidate for the White House. [Snip] The reason is because they don’t think Obama can be re-elected and that Clinton would be a stronger candidate. This brought to mind an item about Hillary that was in “The Secrets of the FBI” book authored by Ronald Kessler, who also wrote “In the President’s Secret Service.” Because of his research, he qualifies as an expert on the two agencies. “The Secrets of the FBI” was published this year..."
  • Occupy Brain Dead College Students

     Original Article

     

    (via Lucianne.com)

     

    Student Loans: It's no wonder the public increasingly dislikes the Occupy crowd. Among their brilliant ideas is a campaign to encourage pampered students to default on college loans. Yeah, that'll win over Middle America. The left-wing Huffington Post quoted New York University professor Andrew Ross as telling the Occupy crowd in New York recently about the "harrowing personal testimony" and the "suffering and humiliation of people who believe their debts will be unpayable in their lifetime." The horror! So Ross and a variety of other Occupy miscreants have started up something called the Occupy Student Debt campaign, which hopes
  • SuperFailure! Who Gets the Blame?

    Wall Street Journal    Original Article
    "...All now know that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has failed to reach an agreement. While there will still be $1.2 trillion of spending cuts as guaranteed under the Budget Control Act, we regrettably missed a historic opportunity to lift the burden of debt and help spur economic growth and job creation. Americans deserve an explanation. President Obama summed up our debt crisis best when he told Republican members of the House in January 2010 that "The major driver of our long-term liabilities . . . is Medicare and Medicaid and our health-care spending."
  • Base Doesn't Hate Romney....

    ....but Republican voters don't love him, either.

    Poor Mitt.

    "...The Purple Poll, a survey of 12 swing states produced by the consulting firm Purple Strategies, spots some slight bleeding for Mitt Romney over the last two months of GOP primary season. It's not that he's making himself unacceptable to a general election audience, but Romney's unfavorability rating has crept noticeably in the direction of the 50-percent mark:

    Mitt Romney’s position in the Purple Electorate has weakened slightly over the past two months. In September, 32% of Purple state voters had a favorable view, with 39% holding an unfavorable view. Today, his favorability has decreased by 2 points (30%), and his unfavorable level has increased by 6 points (to 45%). …

    Data in this survey indicate trouble in the Purple electorate for both Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Asked which GOP candidate they would definitely NOT support, 22% said Perry, and the same percentage said Cain. Just 10% said the same about Romney. Interestingly, among Republicans, just 10% said they would definitely not vote for Romney, compared to 26% who wouldn’t vote for Rick Perry

  • # Of Obamaville's Startle Census

    WASHINGTON — They drive cars, but seldom new ones. They earn paychecks, but not big ones. Many own homes. Most pay taxes. Half are married, and nearly half live in the suburbs. None are poor, but many describe themselves as barely scraping by.

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    Down but not quite out, these Americans form a diverse group sometimes called “near poor” and sometimes simply overlooked — and a new count suggests they are far more numerous than previously understood.

    When the Census Bureau this month released a new measure of poverty, meant to better count disposable income, it began altering the portrait of national need. Perhaps the most startling differences between the old measure and the new involves data the government has not yet published, showing 51 million people with incomes less than 50 percent above the poverty line. That number of Americans is 76 percent higher than the official account, published in September. All told, that places 100 million people — one in three Americans — either in poverty or in the fretful zone just above it.

    After a lost decade of flat wages and the worst downturn since the Great Depression, the findings can be thought of as putting numbers to the bleak national mood — quantifying the expressions of unease erupting in protests and political swings. They convey levels of economic stress sharply felt but until now hard to measure.

  • # Of Obamaville's Startle Census

    WASHINGTON — They drive cars, but seldom new ones. They earn paychecks, but not big ones. Many own homes. Most pay taxes. Half are married, and nearly half live in the suburbs. None are poor, but many describe themselves as barely scraping by.

    Multimedia
     
    Down but not quite out, these Americans form a diverse group sometimes called “near poor” and sometimes simply overlooked — and a new count suggests they are far more numerous than previously understood.

    When the Census Bureau this month released a new measure of poverty, meant to better count disposable income, it began altering the portrait of national need. Perhaps the most startling differences between the old measure and the new involves data the government has not yet published, showing 51 million people with incomes less than 50 percent above the poverty line. That number of Americans is 76 percent higher than the official account, published in September. All told, that places 100 million people — one in three Americans — either in poverty or in the fretful zone just above it.

    After a lost decade of flat wages and the worst downturn since the Great Depression, the findings can be thought of as putting numbers to the bleak national mood — quantifying the expressions of unease erupting in protests and political swings. They convey levels of economic stress sharply felt but until now hard to measure.

  • The Occupation Devolution

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    Occupy Oakland is riddled with the steady drumbeat of intimidation, violence and destruction; and the anarchists are not the only players.   You will see the Occupation devolve into chaos and experience the violence as if you were there. Mayors like Oakland's Jean Quan and most in the press would have you believe that the violence is attributable to a rogue group of anarchists who have infiltrated the Occupation.  But you will witness firsthand how masked and unmasked, anarchist and occupier march together, chant together and incite together.

    Video produced by Sally Zelikovsky & Steve Kemp.

    Read the companion article, "The Occupation Devolution" by Sally Zelikovsky at

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_occupation_devolution.html

    You can also read the first article in this two-part series "The Revolutionaries' Revenge"  and the accompanying video, "The Occupation Manifesto" at

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_revolutionaries_revenge.html

  • Newt Story Burns Brightly

    Brent Bozell's Media Research Center has correctly pointed out the media bias (shocker!) involving Newt Gingrich's financial enrichment bonuses from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae...because the MSM has failed to report the LARGER story of bonuses taking place when the pair of mortgage backers lost $1.4 BILLION last quarter.

    But...but....Gingrich remains a hypocrite and a professional politican and I still don't trust him.

     

    ABC's World News on Wednesday and Good Morning America on Thursday both reported on the revelation that Newt Gingrich received almost $2 million while consulting for Freddie Mac over an eight year span. Yet, the network ignored the fact that the company (with a Democratic President) is still giving massive bonuses and will now be asking the federal government for an additional $6 billion.

    On World News, Jon Karl highlighted only the Gingrich connection, highlighting attacks by Michele Bachmann. Yet, while ABC focused on this, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell explained, "So, here's what set off the latest round of outrage. $13 million in bonuses for the two mortgage giants that had to be bailed out by taxpayers. Now these bonuses come after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac actually lost $4 billion last quarter."



    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz1dzSDoCmp
  • Newt Gingrich Enriches Newt Gingrich at Taxpayers Expense

    Newt Gingrich's explanation about taking north of $2 million in "consulting fees" from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between 1998 and 2007 is just plain insulting to anyone with a political IQ over room temperture. Arguing about the amount when the numbers are publicly available is even more annoying.

    The former Speaker of the House expects us to believe that he was acting as a "historian" and not a paid political lobbyist, despite reports from the prinipals involved that was not the case.

    Puh-lease.

    Newt Gingrich is a brilliant man. And a VERY flawed person. He has spent decades amassing personal power, only to blow it in a spectacular fashion during the Impeachment Hearings of his identical twin brother Bill Clinton.

    What did we learn from that awful time? I'll remind you.

    CHARACTER COUNTS.

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich acknowledged Wednesday that he received personal compensation from Freddie Mac, the federally backed housing agency, but says he doesn't know exactly how much he was paid.

    Speaking with reporters while campaigning in Iowa, the former House speaker left open the possibility that his consulting firm received between $1.6 million and $1.8 million over almost a decade. Gingrich said he received a portion of that for providing "strategic advice for a long period of time" after he left Congress.

    Bloomberg reported this week that the amount is significantly higher than the $300,000 figure Gingrich cited during a debate last week.

  • Do as I say, Not as I DO

    The hypocrisy of liberal Democrats in general, and Joe Biden in particular, always provides amusement for those of us who play in the political sandbox.

    Today is no exception. Headline from Politico.com reads "Biden Meeting on Transparency Forbids Press." Saaaweeet.

    VP's closed-door transparency chat
    There's a bit of irony in Biden's schedule today. AP Photo Close

    Spot the irony in Vice President Biden’s schedule today, from the White House’s daily guidance:

    “At 1:00 PM, the Vice President will attend a meeting of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. At 2:30 PM, the Vice President will meet with representatives of the National Sheriffs' Association in the Roosevelt Room. These meetings are closed press.

    (It was only two months ago that State Department officials briefed reporters on transparency efforts but refused to have their names be printed; and in March, the White House postponed a pooled-press ceremony for President Obama to get an openness award -- it was later rescheduled and carried out in an undisclosed meeting

  • It's ALWAYS About the Money

    Bobby Kennedy, Jr. may act like a idiot on TV, but he appears to be smart enough to grab a billion bucks and change from our pockets.

    Author Peter Schweizer has been following the money crumbs and discovers political cronyism has plumped up Kennedy's coffers.

    Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
    "....President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s..."
  • Ethics Question Put Gingrich on Defense

    Can you hear an "I told you so" echoing around the blogosphere? No? Well, read this tidbit posted over at Lucianne.com

    ABC News, by Michael Falcone & Amy Walter    Original Article
    "....that was fast. Newt Gingrich spent much of Monday and Tuesday touting his surge in the Republican presidential primary race, but thanks to a Bloomberg News report that broke overnight, he’s going to spend much of today trying to explain his prior work with the mortgage company Freddie Mac. Bloomberg’s Clea Benson and Dawn Kopecki noted last night that the former House Speaker “made between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with” Freddie Mac — an amount that was “significantly larger than the $300,000 payment from Freddie Mac that Gingrich was asked about”
  • Southern States, Red Skies

    The South, once solidly Democratic, is more solidly Republican than ever after the 2011 elections.

    As the last state legislative races were called this week from the Nov. 8 votes in Virginia and Mississippi, the party of Abraham Lincoln now controls both chambers of every state legislature in the 11 former states of the Confederacy, with the sole exception of Arkansas. And Arkansas Republicans need to flip only a handful of seats in 2012 to make the trend unanimous.

    None of this comes as welcome news for President Obama's re-election campaign. In 2008, Mr. Obama was propelled to the White House in large part with breakthrough victories in such states as Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, but all three states now have Republican-led legislatures, with the GOP's biggest gains in the 2010 elections.

    The shift means that in swing states such as Florida, the GOP 2012 nominee will have a home-field advantage given the local balance of power.

  • Rising from the Political Ashes

    Last week, my brother (and only sibling who is a conservative) called to talk politics. I come from a long-winded family, so I settled in.

    Mark was particularly anxious to discuss the Presidential race and breathlessly pronounced that he had FINALLY settled on a GOP candidate.

    "Who might that be, Mark?" I asked listlessly.

    "Newt. Newt is the only one who can pull off this election," my brother responded.

    At this point, I think I blacked out a little bit because I didn't quite catch his finer points involving Newt's grasp of constitutional law. When my brother finally wound down, I pointed out that GOP voters are not going to be thrilled to re-visit 1998, when Newt the Lout was recieving oral sex from a staffer (whom he later married after divorcing his second, or was it third wife?)

    "Well, uh, maybe. But Newt is the only one who can save the country."

    Apparently, others are beginning to see my Big Brother's point of view. The newest PPI poll shows Newt is on top(reportedly his favorite position.)  More from  Josh Richman at the Oakland Tribune.

    "....In July, it was Michele Bachmann; in September, Rick Perry, and in October, Herman Cain. Now Newt Gingrich is poised to be the ascendant Republican presidential candidate of the month -- or perhaps a lasting contender, if his past isn't held against him.

    As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has held relatively steady in the polls, the Minnesota congresswoman, Texas governor and former Godfather's Pizza CEO have taken their turns near the top. Cain is still there, but recent sexual harassment accusations may be taking their toll; his days at the top of the roller coaster seem numbered, and Bachmann and Perry are waving a welcome to him from halfway down.

    Recent polls show a modest surge for Gingrich, the wonkish former House Speaker from Georgia, pushing him ahead of Perry with Romney and Cain still ahead. It's been a long slog back to double digits for Gingrich -- he'd seemed to have shot himself in the foot right after declaring candidacy in May, both by criticizing the Paul Ryan budget plan beloved by many in the GOP and by fumbling his response to a Tiffany jewelry credit line that was seemingly at odds with his fiscally conservative image.

  • David Axelrod's Pattern of Sexual Accusations

    Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the
    country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington,
    D.C. -- but never in Chicago.
        So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against
    Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama
    consigliere David Axelrod.
        Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with
    David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard
    M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant
    Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel
    records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
        The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA.  And
    strangely enough, Cain's short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently
    the only period in his decades-long career during which he's alleged to
    have been a sexual predator.
        After O'Grady's name surfaced in connection with the miraculous
    appearance of Cain's personnel files from the NRA, she issued a
    Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them -- by vigorously
    denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)

  • Woman Survives Attacker Who Stored Body in Freezer

    "I can talk," said Lydia Tillman with pride and great effort. For a woman who spent over five weeks in a coma after being sexually assaulted, strangled and doused in bleach, this is no small feat.

    "I'm tough," said Tillman, an acclaimed sommelier and a seasoned world traveler.

    At a 4th of July fireworks celebration in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, Tillman, 30, met a stranger who returned with her to her apartment, sexually assaulted and strangled her, beat her head, shattered her jaw, and left her for dead. To cover his crime, police say the man then poured bleach on her body and throughout her apartment, then started a fire.

    Despite the physical trauma, Tillman found the strength to survive by leaping out of her second-story window and running into the awaiting ambulance. When the medics asked whether she knew the assailant, Tillman repeatedly told them "No, no, no" before suffering a stroke that left her in a coma for over five weeks.

    Tillman would later learn that police had already been building a case against her attacker for an assault on another woman -- an assault that ended in murder.

  • We (Heart) Marines!

    Semper Fi, Happy Birthday, We LOVE the U.S. Marine Corps and ALL THE HEROES who serve!

    DON'T STOP SUPPORTING TROOPS IN IRAQ
    30,000 STILL SERVING THIS VETERAN'S DAY

    Politicians are so eager to gain political capital from the withdrawal of our troop in Iraq that they've been acting like they troop have already come home. In truth, we still have as many as 30,000 troops still in harm's way and they'll be there this veteran's day, November 11th.

    We must remain committed to supporting our troops in Iraq who have already sacrificed so much. It would be a travesty to forget about them in these last few months before they can return home.

      Please support our troops for Veteran's Day.

     

     

  • It's Enough to Chap My A**

     

    Fannie & Freddie Executives - Millions In Bonuses
    Ten Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-governmental companies that caused the financial crisis, received $12.8 million in bonuses at taxpayer expense. Franklin Delano Raines, an old Clinton guy and the former CEO of Fannie Mae should be in jail rather than retired and sunning himself at the Country Club.

    http://www.webmover.com/NFA/

     

  • What is Happening to Local Radio?

    “Is local radio dead”, asks programmer Mark Edwards. “Not yet” – but properties are “dying slowly in a hospice called AM and FM.”

    Mark says PPM is part of the picture, and so is local TV’s encroachment on radio’s lucrative morning drive daypart. How has radio responded? Edwards cites a couple of case studies - #1, “A major radio company has moved all its stations to its own app for smartphones and tablets. But after testing the Android app on six different devices over three carriers, the app was only able to stream listenable audio on two of the devices.” #2, "Clear Channel Media Holdings recently hired Bob Pittman to run the company. Pittman is a very smart man and understands the future of content delivery as shown by the company's huge investment in iHeartRadio…They may have some of the right ideas, but have eliminated hundreds of jobs in the last month as they add more centralization to their programming, completely ignoring the fact that being local is one of traditional radio's most important ways to differentiate itself and keep listeners, regardless of how the content is delivered.” Read Edwards’ “Uncensored” column here.

  • Who is Sharon Bialek?

    Herman Cain’s first public accuser is a former Chicago radio staffer.

    Sharon Bialek worked at Tribune’s WGN radio (720) from 2001 to 2004, when WLS-TV News says she left and soon afterwards accepted a gig at CBS Radio’s WCKG (105.9). Bialek encountered Cain in 1997, when she claims he reached under her skirt as she asked about potential employment. He was running the National Restaurant Association and she’d already been let go from the association in Chicago – but had traveled to Washington DC to meet with Cain, because she needed a job. Channel 7 says Bialek has a history of changing jobs and “appears to have struggled financially.” She filed for personal bankruptcy twice, the second time due to large legal bills. That was in 2001, the year she joined WGN. Her fiancé Mark Harwood says "this is truly an American girl who’s got a big heart and wants to do the right thing” by coming forward with her story about what she says happened 14 years ago. Rush Limbaugh talked about Bialek yesterday - making a produced audio joke out of the pronunciation of her last name.

  • Obama's Last Play is Nixonian in Nature

    Whenever you can place the names Nixon and Obama in the same sentence is a VERY good day.

    year left: Obama
    running against history

     

    Washington Post, by Dave Boyer    Original Article

     

     

    With today marking the one-year countdown to Election Day 2012 and his approval rating stuck in the low 40s, President Obama will have to defy American electoral history if he is to win re-election. At 43 percent approval in a Gallup poll conducted Oct. 28-30, Mr. Obama recently referred to himself as an “underdog” — with good reason. Of all the presidents since World War II whose job-approval scores were lower than 50 percent one year before Election Day, only one went on to win a second term. That was President Nixon,
  • About that Debate

    Did you watch it?

    I did.  Twice.  Talking about the Herman Cain/ Newt Gingrich “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate carried live on C-Span.

    It was marvelous… a breath of fresh air. And as some Twitterers observed, we felt we were watching the next president and vice president… either way. Some comments:

    David Limbaugh
    @DavidLimbaugh

    This is just great so far; I love this mutual display of respect and substantive tackling of issues. No gratuitous squabbles. 2 Adults here.

    EdMorrissey
    @EdMorrissey

    Wife after debate: “I want that ticket. I don’t care which way it goes, but I want that ticket.” #caingrich

    Jedediah Bila
    @JedediahBilaJedediah Bila

    Thank you to @newtgingrich &@TheHermanCain for talking solutions, leaving out the silly bickering, and holding our President accountable!

    ***

    Cain has a last word on harassment allegations…

    After a generally cordial and policy-filled debate between Cain and fellow Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, the former businessman took questions from reporters during a press conference in which event organizers told reporters the focus needed to be entitlement spending.

    “Don’t even go there,” Cain told a reporter who began asking about the harassment allegations. Cain then asked his chief of staff, Mark Block, to deliver the reporter a copy of the “journalistic code of ethics.”

    [ snip ]

    “Are you not going to answer questions about this ever again?” a reporter asked Cain.

    With a grin he said, “You got it,” and began to leave the room to a barrage of shouted questions.

    But before making it to the door, he stopped and said, “I was going to do something that my staff told me not to do and try to respond, OK?”

    As he began talking, Cain staffers told him he needed to leave – but Cain sat back down.

    “We are getting back on message, end of story. Back on message. Read all of the other accounts, read all the accounts, where everything has been answered in a story. We’re getting back on message,” he said

  • Adios, Jesse!

    ...and don't let the door slam your ass on the way out.

    (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is so upset by the dismissal of his airport security lawsuit that he threatened Friday to apply for dual citizenship so he can spend more time in his beloved Mexico — or run for president of what he labeled "the Fascist States of America."

    Ventura, also a former wrestling star, sued the U.S. government in January, alleging that airport scans and pat-downs amounted to unreasonable search and seizure. A district judge threw out his lawsuit Thursday, ruling it should have been filed in a Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Ventura has said a titanium hip implanted in him in 2008 sets off metal detectors and that agents previously used hand-held wands to scan his body. He said he was subjected to a body pat-down after an airport metal detector went off last November. Ventura said he hasn't flown since and won't fly commercially again.

    Outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul, with a crew from his "Conspiracy Theory" cable TV show filming, Ventura said he hadn't decided whether to continue pressing his lawsuit. He said he wanted to make his case before a jury, not a panel of judges.

  • Oakland Lefty Officials Excuse Violence

    Original Article

    Jean Quan is a disgrace. She has disgraced Oakland. OWS idiots are disgraceful!

     

    "....Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is quickly solidifying her reputation as one of the most spineless public officials in the country. After throwing her support behind the Occupy Oakland’s plan to “shut down the city” this week, Quan now seems surprised that the protest quickly spiraled into a violent riot that left eight people injured, dozens of businesses vandalized, and untold financial damage in cleanup cost and police overtime pay. Unfortunately for the besieged people of Oakland, the destruction hasn’t convinced Quan to kick the Occupiers out of the city parks. In fact, she’s now defending the movement...)

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  • Retirement is a Killer, So They Say

    Long time TV reporter/commentator and liberal activist retired from CBS just a few weeks ago ..and now he is dead. Condolences to his framily.
    (CBS News) 

    Andy Rooney, the "60 Minutes" commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery. He was 92, and had homes in New York City, Rensselaerville, N.Y. and Rowayton, Conn.

     

    "It's a sad day at '60 Minutes' and for everybody here at CBS News," said Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and the executive producer of "60 Minutes." "It's hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much."

     

    Rooney had announced on Oct. 2, 2011 in his 1,097th essay for "60 Minutes" that he would no longer appear regularly.

     

    Rooney wrote for television since its birth, spending more than 60 years at CBS, 30 of them behind the camera as a writer and producer, first for entertainment and then news programming, before becoming a television personality - a role he said he was never comfortable in. He preferred to be known as a writer and was the author of best-selling books and a national newspaper column, in addition to his "60 Minutes" essays.

  • Bruce Writes With a Nice Suggestion...

    Thank you, Bruce!

    Hi Melanie, have you heard of ASBP - militaryblood.dod.mil - have you considered promoting it via any of your support troops causes ?? I have been donating for about 1 year now, starting last year at Thanksgiving and donating at Walter Reed.  Since it's closure I have been going to the Pentagon to donate my platelets.  Donating blood products is a way to help all our troops and their families. I don't know how much help they need, but they have asked me if I could visit them twice this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I live in Richmond and am happy to go as often as I can.  A chance to help the troops and a chance to assooiate with the men and women.  Please check it out if you haven't done so in the past. 

  • Occupy Radio Whatever....

    Thousands of people have lost jobs in the radio industry in the past few months and years, (including myself and my husband) andespecially hard hit has been the spoken word format. I have serious concerns about talk radio, and whether it will survive, particularly conservative talk radio.

    It's time for re-regulation of radio.

     And that DOESN'T mean the Fairness Doctrine.

    HEDGECOCK OUT AT KOGO?
    (rumor has it)

    "...It appears that Roger Hedgecock’s run at KOGO is over. Info we get is that Hedgecock’s ad endorsement clients have been notified that he will depart KOGO in January (unless taken off the air sooner?) and re-surface at KFMB. Word further that Rick Roberts will be gone at KFMB opening the 3p-6p slot for Hedgecock.

    Hedgecock has been a fixture at KOGO (formerly KSDO) since 1985 when he was forced to resign as Mayor of San Diego. Radio legend Jim Price ran KSDO at the time and wisely decided that Hedgecock needed a job, that public interest in Hedgecock and his scandal at city hall was a commodity and hired Hedgecock to do a radio talk show. It was a very creative decision by Jim Price, one that gave Hedgecock a new lease on life both professionally and financially. He has done well.

    As memories dim Hedgecock is viewed less as a defrocked former Mayor and more as a stalwart conservative talk show host who at times has had great influence on the radio industry and his audience.

    Details of Hedgecock’s departure from KOGO are still sketchy. He has always been a difficult and demanding employee and has scuffled with management since the departure of Jim Price many years ago. His salvation has been his generally good audience ratings and his ability to lure advertisers who buy radio time and pay him for his product endorsements.

    Complicating a clear picture of events is Hedgecock’s nationally syndicated radio show which he launched in January 2009 under the banner of the Radio America Network. My understanding of that deal is that he left the payroll at KOGO and was compensated by Radio America (to the tune of about $300-Thousand a year). KOGO provided radio studios for his national broadcast and cleared his national show to air in the San Diego market. While Hedgecock was required to focus on national topics by his syndicator KOGO continued to sell spots with Roger’s endorsement for air in the San Diego market. Hedgecock thus supplemented his wage with lucrative endorsement fees paid by local advertisers. The radio station benefited as well.

    What prompted a departure from KOGO? Not sure, but details will surely surface shortly. If KOGO was not on the hook for Hedgecock’s wage and he is paid by Radio America then there would seem to be no financial incentive for KOGO to boot Hedgecock?

    Ratings however do matter and it may well be that ratings for his national show in the San Diego market were not good given that his topics and opinions almost exclusively mirror those of Rush Limbaugh and Shaun Hannity (and others) who air before 3pm. By the time a listener gets to Hedgecock at 3p most of the news cycle conservative topics have been hashed and re-hashed. Add to that the fact that Hedgecock’s basic appeal in this market has been his focus and impact on local issues. Over the years (I was his producer for 15 years) we defended the Boy Scouts of America at Balboa Park, fought successfully to keep The Cross on Mt. Soledad, supported charter school education, led the fight to defend traditional marriage in California, labored to secure our local border with Mexico and support our Border Patrol, spearheaded the ouster of former Governor Gray Davis and more.

    Hedgecock’s rejection of localism likely diminished his attractiveness to San Diego listeners.

    A plausible scenario for the station switch….his national show is in trouble? His syndication has been third tier at best. I often joke that he is carried in places like Lonesome Nut, Oklahoma and Parched Butt, Arkansas but the truth is his show failed to crack top markets and he remains little quoted or noted by national media. He is not Glenn Beck or Mark Levin and shows no signs of carving a unique place on the national stage. If his syndicated show is in trouble then it makes great sense for Hedgecock to seek to return to the local airwaves with an exclusively local show.

    I speculate but it’s fun….if Hedgecock were to approach KOGO (read Clear Channel) about the prospects of a local show and CC paying him and his staff once more, the response likely to be lukewarm, tepid or downright chilly. Clear Channel is in process of throwing out employees by the score all across the nation. KOGO has been downsized to the point that local newscasts are being anchored out of KFI in Los Angeles and the news department is reliant on listeners rather than professional reporters for coverage of news. ( see SDG&E blackout ) Add to that Hedgecock’s temperament as a permanently disgruntled employee and you have nearly legal grounds for divorce.

    As for KFMB? Rick Roberts has been in the bulls eye there for a while now. Word I get is that he was not happy with his forced move from AM drive to the 3pm slot. ( He was replaced by Mike Slater ) His longtime producer was ousted and there is speculation his own wage was reduced? For a while he took to doing his radio show out of his home in Oklahoma. Still he remains a strong lure for personal advertising endorsements. I don’t know what Rick Roberts audience ratings look like today but according to Wikipedia his numbers for 2009 were very good (they quote an LA Times article). But all has not been well between KFMB and Rick Roberts for some time.

    KFMB has long been an “out card,” for Hedgecock. We used KFMB several years ago to upscale a new contract with KOGO. During negotiations we met with KFMB and worked out a deal to do a radio show and also appear on their sister TV station. We then used that potential deal to seal a deal with KOGO. A similar scenario possible today? Given Clear Channel’s current challenges KOGO may not have been able to meet a better deal. Or perhaps had no such interest?

    So what next? KOGO puts Jon & Ken into the 3pm slot? This duo already deals with state and regional topics and could easily modify format to include items of interest to San Diego. This plan would also fit the Clear Channel model of clustering programming. Just a guess.

    Hate to end by saying “only time will tell,” but that would be the case. We’ll learn more in the days to come….(keep an eye on sdradio.net…if anyone can ferret this out it will be Chris Carmichael) ….but it is significant in the history of local broadcasting that the Hedgecock era at KOGO is over, if rumor is correct.

    Were I to make a wish it would be that Hedgecock returns to his local roots with KFMB. On balance he has been a force for good in the local community and long provided a place for the community to gather daily and often to organize and act in the manner of responsible citizens with common interests. Given the near total destruction of local radio programming across America….Having Hedgecock back local would be refreshing…but given my luck…his syndicated show will continue and so will his parroting of top tier talkers. Say it ain’t so.

  • REAL Hope & Change in Wisconsin

    My friend Lee Rodgers reminds us that the stupidity of liberal Democrats can NEVER be underestimated.

    From RadioRodgers.com

    "....The Washington Examiner did a followup on this story...
         The Democrats are keeping really quiet about this. Is there any wonder why Obama stayed away from Wisconsin on his bus tour even though he was right next door?
          Remember the violent demonstrations over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doing away with collective bargaining for Teacher's unions?  The results are in.  Some school districts went from a $400,000 deficit to a $1,500,000 surplus as a result.  They are even hiring new teachers, not firing like the Liberals said would happen.  Why?
          It seems that the insurance company that provided all the "so-called" benefits to the teachers was an insurance company owned and operated by the teacher's union.  Since the outfit was guaranteed to get the insurance business from the teachers, and the State had to pay for it (not the teachers) the insurance company was increasing  annual costs every single year to become the most expensive insurance company in the state.  Then the company was donating millions and millions of dollars to its favorite democrat politicians who, when they got elected, guaranteed to keep funding the union's outrageous costs.  In other words, the insurance company was a "pass through" for Wisconsin taxpayer money directly to the democrat politicians."

     
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  • One Less Pelosi to Worry About

    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has no interest in politics.

    Thank goodness.

    "...Her mom is the first female speaker of the House and her career has revolved around documenting the lives of politicians, but Alexandra Pelosi doesn't plan to hit the campaign trail herself.

    "Are you... Are you... I was about to say, 'Are you on crack?' but I realized that's not a politically correct thing to say. Are you serious? Let me just ask you that... are you serious?" Pelosi responded when Yeas & Nays asked about a future career in politics.

    Her response might be partly because the filmmaker and youngest daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi considers herself a "nobody." She joked she was going to create a T-shirt saying "I'm almost somebody."

  • Sheriff Joe's Cold Case Posse

    Sheriff Joe promised some surprises while speaking in Surprise, Arizona...and when a lawman gives his word....

    "....Arizona's maverick Sheriff Joe Arpaio promised surprises in his jurisdiction's investigation of Barack Obama's eligibility for the presidential ballot and his Cold Case Posse is delivering – raising questions that touch on the authenticity of the long-form birth certificate issued last April and the possibility Obama is using a fraudulent Social Security Number.

    Sources close to the investigation say the posse has decided it needs to see original birth records before it can conclude whether Obama should be eligible for the presidential ballot in 2012, not an electronic file or scanned copies.

    The sources say the panel needs to examine the microfilm documenting Obama's birth, as well as the ink-and-paper original 1961 birth records the Hawaii Department of Health is holding in its vault.

    The PDF file and various scanned copies of the birth certificate that the White House released April 27 are simply not good enough, the posse has determined.

    Autographed copies of Jerome Corsi's best-seller "Where's the Birth Certificate?" are available only from the WND Superstore

    Earlier this month, WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi spent 18 hours over a two-day period in Arizona briefing the Cold Case Posse on a wide range of evidence regarding Obama's eligibility.

    "The posse wants to see the entire microfilm roll containing Obama's birth certificate, not just a microfilm copy of Obama's long-form birth certificate in isolation," Corsi explained. "An individual microfilm copy could be forged, but forging the entire microfilm reel on which Obama's birth certificate is in sequence would be almost impossible."

    Also, Corsi said, the posse wants the ink-and-paper original 1961 Obama birth records still held in vault by the Hawaii Department of Health to be released publicly and subjected to independent court-authorized forensic examination.

    Corsi affirmed that the posse's conclusion it needs to see the Obama birth certificate microfilm is part of the "shock" that Arpaio warned would be forthcoming, when he spoke last week to the Surprise Tea Party group meeting in Surprise, Ariz.



    Read more: Sheriff Joe's posse delivers promised Obama surprise http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=362625#ixzz1cZAgkryd
  • Pelosi is Peter Principle's Poster Child

        Original Article
    Policy Errors: The ex-House Speaker who promised millions of jobs from ObamaCare says that not creating jobs is better than creating nonunion jobs. But then she also believes unemployment checks grow the economy. The Peter Principle applies to politics, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be its poster child, having risen to the level of her incompetence. Her latest pearl of wisdom came in an interview with CNBC in which she said if you can't be a union worker you should be unemployed.
  • Can't Sleep? Find a Friend

    (Reuters) - People who are lonely may be more likely to have sleepless nights, researchers said Tuesday in a study that suggests loneliness may not only cause unhappiness, it may be bad for your health.

    Reporting in the journal Sleep, Lianne Kurina of the University of Chicago and colleagues studied loneliness and sleep patterns among a group of older residents living in two colonies of Hutterites in South Dakota.

    People in this religious sect live communally, sharing possessions and meals. They are rarely socially isolated.

    She said the findings were similar to those from a 2002 study of college students that compared feelings of loneliness to sleep quality. It found that the lonelier the students felt, the more fitfully they slept.

    The researchers collected information on feelings of loneliness, blood pressure and sleep from 95 residents of the Hutterite communities.

    To measure sleep, study volunteers wore wrist bands that measured their activity and level of restlessness during sleep.

    Among the residents, roughly half said they were not lonely. But among the remaining half, the researchers noted a trend between increasing feelings of loneliness and social isolation and more fitful sleep.

    "Basically, the lonelier individuals had sleep that was more broken up. There was more movement during the night, more periods of short sleep duration, more tossing and turning," Kurina said by phone.

    Kurina said her study does not prove that loneliness causes sleepless nights. Instead, it may help to explain why loneliness has been associated with poor health.

    "It's evidence of one way in which feelings of loneliness might get into the body" and affect health, she said.

    (Reporting by Julie Steenhuysen in Chicago; Editing by Jackie Frank)

  • Occupy Foreclosures

    Business Insider    Original Article

     

    Folks, lawlessness is here. And encouraged by the left-wing so-called government of Oakland. Get used to it. These are frightening times.

     

    "....Last night Occupy Oakland's General Assembly did something that is likely to catch on with occupations across the country. They voted to encourage the occupation of foreclosed properties across their city. After all, the bursting of the property bubble is part of why they're on the streets right now. There is a movement similar to this under the overall Occupy umbrella, It's called Occupy Vacant Properties, and it has been most visible in San Francisco, where families are even reclaiming their old homes post-foreclosures.
  • About Freaking Time

    The Obama administration is appalling incompetent in the arena of national security, and I don't think even the most die-had liberal would utter more than a half-hearted arguement otherwise.

    This, this, mess over Wikileaks is a prime example. The nitwits in the inner circle (and Obama himself) couldn't even decide what the proper response to Julian Assange, alleged rapist and Wikileaker should be until outrage spilled over onto the pages of every other American newspaper except the New York Times.

    But finally our cyber spies (I hope it was our side!) has knocked that damn website down.

    Thank God. How many others must die before somebody at Obama Central gets a clue?

  • Uncoverage: The Right Idea

    The "ObamaCare of the Food Supply" is up for a vote today in the Senate...calling contacts included
    in this post...a huge power grab..(sorry such short notice, but they are moving fast on this)
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/11/senate-to-vote-on-the-obamacare-of-food-tuesday-call-your-senator/
     
    GOP Mark Kirk is sworn to Obama's old Senate seat...but is the RINO Kirk any help at all???
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/11/i-mark-kirk-do-hereby-take-obamas-old-senate-seat/
     
    Time for Sheriff Joe to Crank up Alvin and the Chipmunks
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/11/time-for-sheriff-joe-to-crank-up-the-christmas-tunes/
     
    Three Judge Panel Chosen for Gay marriage appeal hearing
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/11/three-judge-panel-chosen-for-gay-marriage-appeal-hearing/

  • Wealthy Americans Ditch Homeownship

    CNBC.com has a great article this weekend about the dramatic uptick in the rental markets....which I could have told them if they had asked!

    I'm renting out my home in Marin County and moving further north, and I'm very excited to do so. All my reasons are the same as those quoted in the news article plus a couple more: I'm tired of taking care of a four bedroom home, and my new place has a ton of fabulous restaurants around the corner. I never have to cook again (if I don't want to!)

    "....Patrick Lee went from homeowner to home renter this year.

    It may sound like a downgrade, but the New Yorker didn't make the switch because he couldn't keep up with payments or because he lost his job. Instead, Lee was nervous about the state of the housing market.

    Marin County Town House
    Photo credit: Jeff Warrin
    This town house in Marin County, Calif. is renting for $7,000 a month. It has San Francisco and bay views.

    So in March he sold the Manhattan apartment he bought in 2008 for about the same price he paid and moved — along with his wife and child — a few steps away into a luxury, two-bedroom rental unit in a brand new building.

    Lee wouldn't disclose what he's paying, but similar two-bedroom apartments in the building usually rent for $11,000 a month.

    “I wanted to protect ourselves from prices going down,” says Lee, who is a managing director at a major bank. “I didn’t want to be an owner anymore.”

    Lee has company. Demand for luxury rental units has increased as wealthier individuals who can afford to buy are deciding not to, according to brokers and real estate analysts in affluent areas of the country such as New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.

    “More affluent Americans are opting to rent as oppose to buy,” says Jack McCabe, an independent real estate analyst and CEO of McCabe Research and Consulting in Deerfield Beach, Fla. “Within the last year, so many people have seen their family and friends get burned in real estate. They don’t see it as being a risk free investment as they used to.”

    And they're paying top dollar to rent.

    In Manhattan the demand for high-end rentals has never been hotter. In the third quarter of 2010 there were 200 new leases signed for rentals charging $10,000 a month and up, more than double the 89 leases signed the year before, according to Jonathan Miller, CEO and president of New York City-based real estate appraisal and consulting firm Miller Samuel.

    What’s considered luxury in New York City? Currently on the market now at The Corner, Lee's new address, are a couple of three-bedroom apartments ranging from $14,800-$20,000 a month. At The Anthrop, another luxury building in Manhattan, a 3,331-square-foot four bedroom unit rents for $18,000.

    Miller says that while high-end sales have picked up recently in Manhattan, the increased demand for luxury rentals shows that more would-be buyers are concerned and taking the “wait and see approach.”

    The demand is also being seen in Marin County, right across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.

    Last year, the phones at Foundation Rentals & Relocation office were ringing constantly with high-end homeowners wanting to rent property that they couldn’t sell, but no one was interested in renting them.

    Now the firm is getting calls from executives, especially in the technology sector, looking to move into a rental.

    “They’re entrepreneurs. They would rather put their cash in their business,” says Darcy Barrow, who founded the firm with her husband Christopher Barrow.

    “And get a greater return,” adds Christopher.

  • What Thanksgiving Means To Me

    Thanksgiving means that I have family and friends near to me (preferably at my dinner table) where we can show our love and feel the love that we have for each other.

    This Thanksgiving is hard, though.

    So many close friends and my family members literally have broken hearts and other ailments.

    My son Greg is in the hospital today after a severe asthma attack.

    My brother Mark Morgan just had double by-pass surgery, and contracted pnuemonia in recovery.

    My good friend Lee Rodgers, co-host of the Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan show for 17 years, has had heart surgery and has experienced complications. The good news is that I spoke to him two days ago, and he appears to be harassing the nursing staff. Whew!

    Gene Burns of KGO radio is in the hospital suffering from a broken back, and a good friend of his is in the same hospital with a heart attack.

    My niece McCayla is joining us for the holidays (thank God!) after heart surgery three months ago.

    This is just a partial list of those I personally know who are marking their lives one day at a time. I am grateful to the good Lord that they are still with us, and I with them.

    Keep those you love close, and make sure they know your feelings every day.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • The First Thanksgiving

    This is the time of year when scrool yoots learn about the first Thanksgiving.  We¹ve all heard how that first winter in the New World was very difficult for the pilgrims.  Lack of food and the bitter cold temperatures killed nearly half of the colony.

    According to the journal of Gov. William Bradford, which he completed in 1650, there was actually plenty of resources from which to eat, and plenty of able-bodied men to provide food, but yet they nearly starved.  Why?

    Gov. Bradford says of the first harvest of 1621, ³They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty.  For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish, of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion.  All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees).  And besides waterfowl there was a great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc.  Besides they had about a peck a meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to the proportion.  Which made many afterwards write so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which were not feigned but true reports.  All this while no supply was heard of, neither knew they when they might expect any.²

    With an abundance of resources, why would the pilgrims face starvation?

    For the same reason that the former Soviet Union could be so rich in natural resources, yet the Russian people lived in squalor with a poor economy that eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, when the Soviets were unable to keep up to America in the arms race begun by President Ronald Reagan.

    The Soviet Union is very rich in oil, ore, iron, manganese, asbestos, and natural gas.  Yet because of the communist form of government they had, it wasn¹t profitable for the people to obtain these resources and sell them for a profit.  When you have a government that takes most or all of what you earn and distributes it equally to everyone, there is no incentive to work.

    We can also learn a lesson from Hong Kong who, in spite of having no natural resources whatsoever, had a robust economy because of the freedom to produce and sell for a profit.

    So, we see that natural resources really have nothing to do with a prosperous economy.

    In Gov. Bradford¹s journal, we learn that it was required for the colonists to put everything they had produced in the common stock and each man was free to take what he and his family needed.  Basically, they were expecting to live off the fruits (and vegetables) of other men¹s labor.

    This is the essence of what Karl Marx said in 1875, ³From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.²  An example of a man who learned nothing from the pilgrims over two hundred and fifty years before.

    We read from Gov. Bradford¹s journal that this caused confusion, discontent and bitterness as the pilgrims felt it immoral and
    ³deemed it a kind of slavery² to be working for the families of others.  He wrote of this fallacy that they believed ³that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.²

    Greek philosopher, Aristotle, noted, ³That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.²

    In an interview last December with Tom Brokaw, Genius Obama stated of the economy, ³Š if our entire economic policy is premised on the notion that greed is good and what¹s in it for me, it turns out that that¹s not good for anybody.²

    If only someone could have passed this TV wisdom along to the pilgrims.  Here was a society where nothing was in it for them, and they just quit producing!  Nowadays, the ³what¹s in it for me² is what we call a paycheck.  If you didn¹t get a paycheck for the work you do, would you still get up each day and go to work?

    Gov. Bradford and others figured out that ³God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them.²  So they tried the first American farms conceived in the idea of private ownership, which today we callŠ ³Capitalism².

    Gov. Bradford writes, ³So they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery.  At length, after much debate of things, the Governor (with the advice of the chiefest amongst them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particularŠ²

    Each family was ³assigned² a ³parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number² from which they could plant and produce all they could for their own family¹s use.

    Now the families had the incentive to get out and plant corn.  Gov. Bradford writes, ³This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could useŠ²  Even the women and children planted and harvested.  In the winter of 1623, there was such an abundance of everything the pilgrims needed, that they were able to sell or trade the surplus they produced.

    Contrary to what schools teach about sharing with the Indians was really America¹s first lesson in the failures of socialism.

    Communism/Socialism is destructive to the human nature as Gov. Bradford quickly learned, but many of today¹s leaders, centuries later, still have not learned this valuable lesson.

    These forms of government are destructive because they destroy man¹s God-given incentive to be productive and flourish.  The first Thanksgiving began with the idea that we would all throw what we produce into a big pot, and we can all share and share alike.  It sounds great in theory, but as I¹ve said, this kind of thinking fails to take human nature into consideration.

    You can read Gov. William Bradford¹s account from his personal journal at: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1650bradford.html


    Brokenwing 2009
    Beating back the forces of ignorance and stupidity

  • Not-So-Funny Anymore

    (From my friend and former colleague at the Washington Times....)

    While the Transportation Security Administration is groping for an answer to air safety, al Qaeda is laughing. This week, the terror group publicly detailed its plans to circumvent the latest government security measures and bleed America to death. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/22/tsa-is-a-joke-to-al-qaeda-too/

    From Drudge Report:

    Ron Paul: Crotch Groped by TSA, Calls for Boycott of Airline...



    TSA WORKERS FEAR BACKLASH...

    Vent their anger at fatties and smellies...

  • One and Done

    Joan Swirksy at Canada Free Press outlines compelling case why President Obama won't run again.

    "...All of which brings me to the conviction that Obama will never run for a second term, for the following reasons:

    1. He doesn’t like the job. Above all, he doesn’t like the all-important decision-making part of his job, just as his serial “Present” votes as a state legislator and U.S. Senator demonstrated a distaste for or inability to make decisions, with the notable exception of his full support for late-term abortions. His wishy-washy indecisiveness in the White House can be seen in the endless months it took him to decide on an Iraq and Afghanistan strategy and in his failure to take any significant action at all regarding the BP oil spill that put thousands out of work and ruined entire Gulf Coast industries.
    2. He’s not very good at the job. While wielding immense power from a Democrat-controlled House, Senate and White House, as well as over-40 czars unaccountable to Congress or the American people, Obama has actualized very few of his initiatives, and monstrosities like Obamacare were successful only through the time-honored Soviet tactics of threats, bribes and intimidation. In foreign affairs, the man who said he’d “restore respect” around the world saw his proposals rejected and repudiated by 19 world leaders at the G-20 this month; the Middle East “peace” fiasco is in a hopeless boondoggle; our traditional allies seem neither to trust nor respect Obama; and our enemies, sensing a weak man at America’s helm, have become brazen in their saber-rattling.
    3. His work is done. As anyone with eyes and ears instinctively knows, Obama is a plant, an unsavory amalgam of a Trojan Horse and a Manchurian Candidate, the former ferreting a destroy-America agenda into our body politic, and the latter robotically delivering dulcet-toned platitudes and untruths to a public that, thank God, is no longer buying."

  • Cholly, Cholly!

    Networks Allow a Scant Four Minutes For Rangel Conviction, Devote 120 Minutes to Royal Wedding

    Tuesday's evening news broadcasts and Wednesday's morning shows allowed a scant four and a half minutes of coverage to the conviction of powerful Democrat Charlie Rangel over ethics charges. In comparison, these same programs devoted 121 minutes to exhaustively examining every aspect of the announcement that Prince William is getting married, a disparity of 30 to one.

    NBC's Today featured the most reporting on the British engagement, 41 minutes of coverage on Wednesday. Yet, the morning show discussed Rangel's misdeeds for only one minute and 45 seconds. Good Morning America was even worse. Just 12 seconds on the New York politician's failure to pay taxes and report income, but 31 minutes for the fashion, style and location of a wedding that won't take place until 2011.

    The Early Show did slightly better on the Congressman: 38 seconds for Rangel, but 35 minutes for Prince William. The breakdown of just the morning shows is 42 to 1. (108 minutes for the wedding and two and a half for Rangel.)

  • Guaranteed Conversation Starter

    This story is getting pick up around the web. First reported last night at the college newspaper:

     

    Fresno State Student Body President is Illegal Immigrant

    Pedro Ramirez

    Pedro Ramirez, who came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 3, disclosed his immigration status to Cal State Fresno officials after being elected student body president, but otherwise had kept his identity hidden. (Fresno BeeZ / August 27, 2009)

  • Flying the Super Duper EXTRA Friendly Skies

    Rummaging around  the archives, I found the perfect commentary on the airport security fiasco that continues to roil in America – a spot that Move America Forward created a couple of years ago.

    And it’s particularly appropriate as Big Sis examines the junk in our trunk instead of profiling for terrorists who would happily blow us out of the skies.

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    Leave comments. I would love to know what you think.

  • Drama Daddy Walks from Congressional Hearings

    Charlie Rangel, alleged Congressional crook, takes a hike after his fellow members deny him a delay in his ethics hearings.

    "...Embattled New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel today defiantly demanded that the House Ethics Committee delay his pending public trial because he has not been given enough time to set up a legal defense fund to pay for a lawyer to represent him. "With all due respect, I am going to have to excuse myself from this proceeding," Rangel said, unless he was given the time to hire counsel. But after a closed-door meeting to consider the request, the committee of four Democrats and four Republicans pledged to move forward, despite Rangel's threat to walk out on the proceedings."

    Charlie Rangel (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Kruel Keith Nearly Kut

    Schadenfreude (pronounced /ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/ About this sound Audio (US) , German pronunciation: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

    Yes, it is true.

    I am feeling a bit of the schadenfreude when it comes to Keith Olbermann, whom I think is the biggest a**hole in TV. I have defended his right to make political donations, and still remain on the tube, but a girl can gloat a bit, can't she?

    Read the Howard Kurtz pieceon the meanest man in broadcasting and his lonely trevails.

    Sob.

     

  • Veterans Day 2010

    I had many plans for today. So many observances to attend, and words to write about the heroes we honor (hopefully) more than once a year who have served our nation with pride and distinction.

    But I have just returned from Washington, D.C. where I spent the past few days meeting with representatives of the Fisher House foundation, which has spent millions of privately donated dollars to build compounds for the families of service members who need to be close to their greviously wounded soldier sons and daughters.

    In the process, I caught a virus, so I am trying to do justice to a subject that I am passionate about, and not very well I am afraid.

    So I will pass along this photo wihich touches my heart, and throughout the day, I will also have posts from Bethesda's newest Fisher House, a stunning new facility just dedicated yesterday...and many of us in the media who were there to help.

    Please click back and also help with a donation to Fisher House Foundationif you can.

  • The Walls are Up, New Fisher House Debut

    Serving America's fallen is an honor and a privilege that many hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans undertake every day...whether through donating a care package for our troops or helping to build a Fisher House in different cities.

    I am leaving for Washington D.C. tomorrow where I will be joining with members of the Fisher House corporation to christen a new home away from home for our military families who wish to remain near their son or daughter, brother or sister, mother or father, as they recuperate from serious injuries sustained during the wars.

    The organization that I co-founded,  Move America Forward, is proud to be working with Fisher House to establish these facilities wherever they are needed.

    MAF has been providing over 200 tons of care packages since 2006, but we want to make a lasting legacy with help going directly to our military families, so we are establishing a new partnership that I will tell you more about later.

    Meanwhile, the door to the newest Fisher house will be opened in Dover, Maryland and I hope that you will be with all of us in spirit, if not with a donation or two.

    God Bless Ken Fisher, and the hundreds of employees and volunteers who make this possible.

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    Ken Fisher of Fisher House, explains rhat 50 Sanctuaries for families of wounded warriors have now been dedicated across the United States

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    Left wing commentator Bill Press joins effort in Bethesda this week to fundraise for new Fisher House facilities.

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    Becky Zuegel, whose son Ty was critically burned during an attack in Iraq says she is 'profoundly grateful' that Fisher house made it so much less difficult to be with her son when he needed her the most.

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    Family room at newly dedicated Bethesda Fisher house ( all artwork specially commissioned to help PTSD patients.)

  • Olbermann De-fanged

    Keith Olbermann, the liberal lefty poster boy for viciousness and incivility, has apparently been de-fanged after being slapped with an indefinite suspension from his stupid little TV show on MSNBC earlier this afternoon.

    Olbermann admitted to donating to several political races in Arizona's 8th district (against my guy and personal hero Jesse Kelly) and to Jack Conway's successful Senatorial bid against Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.

    "I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night," Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement. "Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."

    Olbermann, who does not hide his liberal views, has acknowledged donations of $2,400 each to Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords during this election cycle.

    NBC's ethics policy generally bars political activity, including contributions, without the approval of the president of NBC News, Steve Capus, according to a 2007 story on MSNBC.com.

    "Anyone working for NBC News who takes part in civic or other outside activities may find that these activities jeopardize his or her standing as an impartial journalist because they may create the appearance of a conflict of interest," it says. "Such activities may include participation in or contributions to political campaigns or groups that espouse controversial positions. You should report any such potential conflicts in advance to, and obtain prior approval of, the President of NBC News or his designee."

    In a statement released before the suspension as announced, Olbermann said: "I did not privately or publicly encourage anyone else to donate to these campaigns, nor to any others in this election or any previous ones, nor have I previously donated to any political campaign at any level."



    Read more at Newsbusters.org 
     
    As someone who has been named "Worst Person in the World" or some variation thereof over the past several years, you might think I would be celebrating Olberfurher's suspension.
    But you might be wrong.

     

    Don't get me wrong...Keith Olbermann is a whack job. A lying cretin, really whom I truly despise.
    However....

     

    Keith Olbermann is entitled to give any amount of money that he wants  because he is an American citizen. He is not a journalist, and no one would ever mistake him for one.
    I understand that he broke the rules at MSNBC, but those rules are really unfair. They are arbitrary and enforced capriciously, since many GE executives and others contribute to political races.
    He should have to disclose that he writes checks to candidates and campaigns (like I did on the radio in a similar situation) but he shouldn't be fired for having completely sexist, stupid, ignorant, misleading and vicious views.
    Our constitution says so.
    God, I hate myself for defending such an a*hole.
    It's a dirty job, and someone has to do it.
  • Warriors For Congress Scorecard

    The excitement of this week’s elections has not died down and, thanks to supporters of Warriors for Congress, a group of veterans is heading to the Hill to do the work of the People.

    Warriors for Congress – and America - had a good night and it is all because of your support. Candidates Dr. Joe Heck, Dr. Andy Harris, (ret) Lt. Col. Allen West, and Duncan Hunter Jr. all won their seats in Tuesday’s election. Jesse Kelly, who started of f a long-shot for his Arizona seat, is still in the middle of the decision. Votes are still being counted, but our hopes are high.

    “The results show what great Americans can do when we put our minds and our hearts into it,” said WFC Chairman Melanie Morgan. “We worked hard and, because of the help of Warriors’ supporters across America, we succeeded. We can’t thank our donors and supporters enough.”

    Warriors for Congress chose an elite group of veterans who had already sworn to uphold our Constitution. They put their lives on the line for America so Warriors was convinced that they would go to Washington and listen to the citizens who put them there.

    Some of the races were mighty close, but in true Warriors fashion, our candidates fought with dignity and fairness.

    One of the most exciting races was in Florida where the dynamic (ret) Lt. Col Allen West fought an uphill battle until Election Day when he cleaned up. West is already got boots on the ground to serve Americans.

    According to a Miami CBS affiliate:

    “After a sleepless and exciting night, Allen West is plotting his next move as the new U.S. Congressman of the 22nd district. He said his priorities remain the same as outlined on the campaign trail.

    "That's the fiscal security and the physical security of the American people," he said. "So you look at right back here over my shoulder, the Winn-Dixie that has closed down. We've got to get our
    small businesses and corporations back open and up."

    West, a Republican, unseated two-term Democrat Ron Klein by 9 percentage points. The victory was an upset after a tightly contested down and dirty race.

    Dr. Joe Heck won a squeaker and has humbly begun his work on our behalf.

    "This is the end of a long journey, but ultimately the truth prevailed. I would like to thank my family for their selfless sacrifice, endless endurance and unending loyalty. I would also like to thank the constituents of Nevada's 3rd Congressional District for their patience during this long and grueling election cycle, and express my humble gratitude for their faith in me and willingness to give us the opportunity to represent the in Congress,” Heck said.

    Dr. Andy Harris won a tough race in Maryland.

    “As part of that national trend, Maryland's most closely watched House contest saw Republican state Sen. Andy Harris defeat incumbent Democratic Rep.Frank Kratovil in the 1st District,”according to the Baltimore Sun.

    “We are proud of all veterans who decided to extend their public service from their days serving in the Armed Forces to the rough world of politics,” Morgan said. “We will always recognize their sacrifices and we are sincerely grateful.”

     

     

     

  • Warriors For Congress

    The excitement of this week’s elections has not died down and, thanks to supporters of Warriors for Congress, a group of veterans is heading to the Hill to do the work of the People.

    Warriors for Congress – and America - had a good night and it is all because of your support. Candidates Dr. Joe Heck, Dr. Andy Harris, (ret) Lt. Col. Allen West, and Duncan Hunter Jr. all won their seats in Tuesday’s election. Jesse Kelly, who started of f a long-shot for his Arizona seat, is still in the middle of the decision. Votes are still being counted, but our hopes are high.

    “The results show what great Americans can do when we put our minds and our hearts into it,” said WFC Chairman Melanie Morgan. “We worked hard and, because of the help of Warriors’ supporters across America, we succeeded. We can’t thank our donors and supporters enough.”

    Warriors for Congress chose an elite group of veterans who had already sworn to uphold our Constitution. They put their lives on the line for America so Warriors was convinced that they would go to Washington and listen to the citizens who put them there.

    Some of the races were mighty close, but in true Warriors fashion, our candidates fought with dignity and fairness.

    One of the most exciting races was in Florida where the dynamic (ret) Lt. Col Allen West fought an uphill battle until Election Day when he cleaned up. West is already got boots on the ground to serve Americans.

    According to a Miami CBS affiliate:

    “After a sleepless and exciting night, Allen West is plotting his next move as the new U.S. Congressman of the 22nd district. He said his priorities remain the same as outlined on the campaign trail.

    "That's the fiscal security and the physical security of the American people," he said. "So you look at right back here over my shoulder, the Winn-Dixie that has closed down. We've got to get our
    small businesses and corporations back open and up."

    West, a Republican, unseated two-term Democrat Ron Klein by 9 percentage points. The victory was an upset after a tightly contested down and dirty race.

    Dr. Joe Heck won a squeaker and has humbly begun his work on our behalf.

    "This is the end of a long journey, but ultimately the truth prevailed. I would like to thank my family for their selfless sacrifice, endless endurance and unending loyalty. I would also like to thank the constituents of Nevada's 3rd Congressional District for their patience during this long and grueling election cycle, and express my humble gratitude for their faith in me and willingness to give us the opportunity to represent the in Congress,” Heck said.

     

    Dr. Andy Harris won a tough race in Maryland.

    “As part of that national trend, Maryland's most closely watched House contest saw Republican state Sen. Andy Harris defeat incumbent Democratic Rep.Frank Kratovil in the 1st District,”according to the Baltimore Sun.

    “We are proud of all veterans who decided to extend their public service from their days serving in the Armed Forces to the rough world of politics,” Morgan said. “We will always recognize their sacrifices and we are sincerely grateful.”

  • SOS! Two GOP Candidates Still Need Our Help!

    My friend Jesse Kelley in Arizona's 8th District and closer to home, David Harmer, to whom Democrats are trying to hijack the election.

    Kelly is an Iraq war veteran who came home determined to save HIS country from extremists, and David Harmer is a Ronald Reagan Republican in a swing district from the Sn Francisco Bay area.

    Please go to their websites

    http://www.votejessekelly.com/

    and 

    http://www.harmerforcongress.com/

     and help if you can!

    From David Harmer:

    "...Limbo. That's where we find ourselves.

    As the votes were counted last night, we quickly jumped to a 3% lead and held it for most of the evening. As the number of precincts reporting increased, our lead gradually decreased, but we maintained it all through the night. As of 4:09 a.m. Pacific time, with 99% of the precincts reporting, we led by 23 votes (Harmer 81,762; McNerney 81,739).

    Then, in the "preliminary final count," the incumbent suddenly jumped ahead (McNerney 82,124; Harmer 82,003).

    If that sounds suspicious, it is. We have reason for serious concern about the integrity of the count and the security of the ballots in some areas. And many absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted.

    We insist that every legally-cast ballot be accurately and properly counted. Getting that done is going to be a battle. We may not know the result for days.

    We urgently need additional observers to monitor the counting. If you can volunteer, call or come in to headquarters immediately.

    Meanwhile... you have no idea how much I hate to say this, but the campaign didn't end when the polls closed last night, and our hard-working staff needs to stay on the job. We've exhausted the campaign treasury. Now we need to replenish it. If you can contribute, please do.

    From the Greeen Valley, Arizona News:

    "...Jesse Kelly and Ruth McClung rode the Tea Party wave for all it was worth, giving Congressional Democrats Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva the battle of their political lives in races that went down to the wire.

    With thousands of Pima County votes yet to be counted, nobody was claiming victory early Wednesday.

    Giffords, 40, a two-term representative for District 8, led Kelly, 29, a Marine veteran, by less than one percentage point — or about 2,500 votes — with one of 352 precints left to be counted early Wednesday along with early ballots, which could be key."

    http://www.gvnews.com/articles/2010/11/03/elections/doc4cd108a7c6057522972814.txt

     

  • Update from Alaska

    Statement from Joe Miller

    The campaign remains optimistic that Joe Miller will be the next U.S. Senator     from the state of Alaska.

    Previous write-in campaigns in Alaska have demonstrated that as much as              5 to 6% of returned ballots have not met the standard to be counted as                     a valid vote.

    As with any write-in campaign, the burden of execution rests with the             candidate whose name is not on the ballot.  Candidates who mount a write-in campaign opt for an uphill battle. At this point, without a single write-in ballot counted, Lisa Murkowski has no claim on a victory.

    To complicate the matter, the Division of Elections has yet to adequately explain  how a ballot will be marked in favor of a candidate. The current standards are extraordinarily ambiguous.

    We trust that officials will conduct the hand count with propriety and consistency. 

    In short, this campaign is not over!

    For more information and updates from the campaign, check our website.

  • If I Had a Talk Show...I Might Make a Few Remarks

    ...about the incompetent, frighteningly out-of-touch campaign run by GOP political consultant Mike Murphy in California and the MILLIONS of dollars he pocketed from billionaire Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

    I have not met either Whitman nor Murphy (interesting, since I have been at the forefront of GOP politics in California for almost two decades) so I have no vested interest in praising or damning either except from a purely analytical point of view.

    Let's face it: Meg Whitman was a horrible candidate. She was disconnected, aloof, sheltered by her campaign when retail politics would have suited her better. She always used surrogates to speak to people rather than shake a hand. Maybe she is a shy person. That could explain why she preferred to sit in the back of a room texting rather than introducing herself to the Republican Federated Women of Solano County. But her people (and I mean MIKE MURPHY) ran a distant campaign filtered by thousands of advertisements that never told the story of who Meg Whitman is, and why she wanted to be Governor (because she really wanted to be PRESIDENT.)

    Mike Murphy coached her with the same lines that he spoon fed Arnold Schwarzenegger when he ran for Governor after the recall of 2004. That side-by-side spot was devastating. I think it killed the Whitman campaign. Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco, contends that Murphy should be sued for malpractice. I second that.

    My only hope is that the Republican party of California fires these same old, same old re-treads and gets some fresh new blood in the Golden State.

    Until the state of California fronts conservative, articulate and charismatic candiates, we are in big big trouble.

    Otherwise, the people of California will be stuck with miserable choices until we pack the U-Haul's and hit the road. Then who will pay for illegal immigrants to go to public universities? Who will foot the bill for billions of unfunded pensions for government workers? Where will the money come from to balance 16 billion in deficit dollars?

     Nancy Pelosi is gone, and the entire country is better for it. Thank you Tea Party members! Let us celebrate the election of Marco Rubio (who may be our next Vice-President or Presidential candidate) and the newly elected Republican Governors and Congress Critters.

    I just pray that Her Royal Highness will fade away and we can just forget this whole sad four year national nightmare.

    But the same Wily Brown said that San Fran Nan is considering coming back home and running for Mayor. Nancy and the city of stolen ballots will deserve each other!

    Meanwhile, America awakened and threw out the bums, repudiated Obama policies, and taking our next step to winning back control of the Senate ..and the Presidency. The Democrats can be proud of defeating Christine O'Donnell, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina by calling them sluts, whores and bitches. Way to go Dem's! Awesome political strategery.

    Did our guys learn their lesson from the Bush years of too much spending and lack of deficit reduction?

     I hope so.

    We will find out together.

  • If You Vote, We Win

     

    I woke up this morning nervous and agitated, dreaming that I was shoving a huge amount of chips across the poker table, while sweating profusely over the daring bet.

    As the gray light of morning peeked through my curtains, I realized what the dream meant - our whole country is betting on the good sense and patriotism of millions of Americans who are gambling today that others will arise from their lethargy and vote to save us from the liberal orthodoxy that threatens us.

    I have worked for two very long years to explain, exhort, and exclaim that change is critical - giving speeches, forming political action committees, criss-crossing the country on bus tours, doing hundreds of media interviews, creating alliances, voter registration, and every other aspect of retail politics that I can think to do.

    Did I do enouh? Have you done enough? The clock is running out.

    Our time is now at hand.

    Tonight, the cards will be turned face up.

    Be a part of the change you demanded.

    LiveBlogging the elections at PJM...go there to keep an eye on the Democrats attempts to steal our election.

    "...Gallup has just released its final voter enthusiasm poll.  If you’re looking for a wave, it’s here: The GOP’s enthusiasm gap advantage is a staggering 19 points.

    The high level of Republican enthusiasm has led to the largest gap in enthusiasm by party of any recent midterm elections, 19 percentage points. The prior highs were nine points in favor of the Democrats in 2006, and nine points in favor of the Republicans in 1994.

    The party with the advantage in enthusiasm has won the greater share of the national congressional vote, and gained seats in the House, each election year since Gallup began tracking voter enthusiasm in 1994.

      The forecast calls for Tea-nami."

    I will be attending election night coverage in Marin County tonight at the GOP headquarters in San Rafael, California. I'm bringing tea and party favors. I hope to see you there! God Bless America and all hard-working conservatives everywhere.

  • World Champions!

    My Giants WIN!

    Next up...a clean sweep of Congress, and hopefully, the U.S. Senate. By sweep, I mean GOOD RIDDANCE to San Fran Nan and Dreary Harry and all liberal Democrats seeking re-election.

  • Will She or Won't She Step Down?

    Will her Imperial Highness be reduced to Court Jester tomorrow? The Palace intrigue over Queen Nancy Pelosi's future swirls, with the plotting, scheming and back-stabbing generating from her own party (and a dash of help from the GOP.)

    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown reported several weeks ago that if she loses her historic gavel and is forced from the Speakership, San Fran Nan is considering a bid to run for Mayor of San Francisco. Very fitting. The lunatic in charge of the aslyum.

    More from her formerly swooning subjects at the San Francisco Chronicle:

    "..Many analysts believe Pelosi's political career could end Tuesday. Her national popularity is in the basement. She has become a symbol of Democratic excesses, much like Gingrich once was for Republicans, a radioactive "San Francisco liberal" from whom moderate Democrats in marginal districts are fleeing.

    "Chances are that she would not stay in the House; she would resign," said James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. A special election would be called in San Francisco, and Democrats would clear the way for a "new generation that's stepping up and has the energy and focus to be in the minority," he said.

    That is how Pelosi fought her way into the leadership, becoming minority leader in 2002 and winning the speakership in 2006 after demolishing the GOP majority of 12 years.

    Pelosi is sticking by her insistence that Democrats will keep their majority. She has made it clear that she intends to remain speaker. What Pelosi has not said is whether she would run for the leadership in the minority."

  • Miller Takes Lead in Newest PPP Poll

    In a poll just released by Public Policy Polling, "37% of voters" say they will vote for Joe Miller for U.S. Senate, and "30% plan to vote for Scott McAdams and another 30% plan to write in Lisa Murkowski."


     

    Click here to read more.

     

    Miller, the Republican nominee, said, "The only poll that matters is coming on Tuesday. This current poll reflects what we have been seeing on our own, however. There is tremendous enthusiasm and support wherever we go."

     

    Campaign manager Robert Campbell also noted that "although we did not commission this poll, it comes from one of the more reputable polling companies." Campbell added that "People across the state have reacted favorably to Joe. The townhall meeting in Dillingham, the rally in Anchorage, everything indicates that Joe's message is getting through the noise and resonating with the voters."

    Censored! New Ad from Joe Miller for U.S. Senate

    WatchCensored!, the new ad from the Miller campaign. Recent events in the Alaska Senate race demonstrate that Lisa Murkowski and her friends in the media have no intention of protecting your first amendment rights.

  • Frightening Prediction for Dem's: Biggest GOP Gains in Generations

    Latest Gallup polling is scaring the bejeebers out of the liberals. Heh.

    PRINCETON, NJ -- The final USA Today/Gallup measure of Americans' voting intentions for Congress shows Republicans continuing to hold a substantial lead over Democrats among likely voters, a lead large enough to suggest that regardless of turnout, the Republicans will win more than the 40 seats needed to give them the majority in the U.S. House.

    The results are from Gallup's Oct. 28-31 survey of 1,539 likely voters. It finds 52% to 55% of likely voters preferring the Republican candidate and 40% to 42% for the Democratic candidate on the national generic ballot -- depending on turnout assumptions. Gallup's analysis of several indicators of voter turnout from the weekend poll suggests turnout will be slightly higher than in recent years, at 45%. This would give the Republicans a 55% to 40% lead on the generic ballot, with 5% undecided.

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    Republicans' 15-point lead among likely voters contrasts with their 4-point lead, 48% to 44%, among registered voters, highlighting the importance of higher GOP turnout to the election outcome. This wide difference between the GOP's margin among registered voters and its margin among likely voters is similar to the 2002 midterms, in which Democrats led by 5 points among all registered voters in Gallup's final pre-election poll, while Republicans led by 6 points among likely voters -- an 11-point gain.

    These final estimates of the vote among registered and likely voters are consistent with Gallup polling since Sept. 23. Republicans have led by an average of 4 points among registered voters and by 16 points among a low-turnout estimate of likely voters since that time. Thus, while voter preferences could change in the final two days, perhaps resulting from Democrats' final push to motivate their base to turn out, voter preferences appear to be quite settled in this final post-Labor Day phase of the campaign.

    A Republican Majority Very Likely

    Gallup models the number of seats a party will control based on that party's share of the national two-party vote for the House of Representatives, using historical voting data in midterm elections from 1946 to 2006. The model takes into account the majority party in Congress entering the elections.

    Gallup's historical model suggests that a party needs at least a two-point advantage in the national House vote to win a majority of the 435 seats. The Republicans' current likely voter margin suggests that this scenario is highly probable, making the question of interest this election not whether the GOP will win the majority, but by how much. Taking Gallup's final survey's margin of error into account, the historical model predicts that the Republicans could gain anywhere from 60 seats on up, with gains well beyond that possible.

    It should be noted, however, that this year's 15-point gap in favor of the Republican candidates among likely voters is unprecedented in Gallup polling and could result in the largest Republican margin in House voting in several generations. This means that seat projections have moved into uncharted territory, in which past relationships between the national two-party vote and the number of seats won may not be maintained.

    Additionally, efforts by state legislatures in recent years have attempted to insulate incumbent members of Congress from strong partisan tides such as are in force this year. Congressional district lines have been drawn to make them safe for specific parties, which may reduce the impact of national trends on election outcomes.

    In the early part of the 20th century, it was not unusual for an election to bring about a change in party control of 50 House seats or more. In recent decades, the partisan shifts have been more modest, with the Republicans' 54-seat gain in 1994 a rare exception.

    Turnout Holds the Key

    To the extent Tuesday does bring about a strong Republican wave, it will be to a significant degree the result of turnout. Republicans have a slender 4-point advantage in the preferences of registered voters, which expands to 15 among likely voters. Republicans usually turn out at higher rates than Democrats, so the margin's expansion is not unusual, but its size this year is. In general, Republicans' advantage in the vote is strongest in an average turnout scenario, while higher turnout scenarios bring more Democrats into the likely voter pool and increase the Democratic share of the vote.

    Republicans' turnout advantage is highlighted by two key questions used as part of Gallup's likely voter model. One asks Americans how much thought they have given to the upcoming elections; the other asks those who say they plan to vote how certain they are about voting.

    The Oct. 28-31 poll finds that nationally, 75% of Republicans and independents who lean Republican are "absolutely certain" they will vote in the 2010 midterms, compared with 68% of Democrats. While these figures are not the only indicator of relative turnout strength -- this is just one question in Gallup's seven-item likely voter model -- the record-high seven-point gap between the parties is strongly indicative of a relative surge in GOP turnout.

  • Blogger Update, The Accidental Voicemail

    When a KTVA reporter failed to completely end a phone call with a Joe Miller for U.S. Senate spokesperson, the campaign accidentally heard a disturbing conversation among the CBS-affiliate reporters.

    This week, Randy DeSoto, spokesperson for the Miller campaign, was left an
    accidental voicemail by members of KTVA, which appears to be a recording of ways the news station could fabricate stories about the Republican nominee.

    Click here for transcripts and to hear a recording of the message.


    KTVA reporters are heard discussing ways to “find” a “child molester,” who is involved with the campaign.

    “You have to find that one person,” says the male reporter, to laughter in the news room. The reporters at KTVA then discuss creating a “Rand Paul” incident at the then upcoming Miller Rally (held on October 28, 2010) and hoping for violence so that they can “send out a tweet” and “Facebook” that “Miller got punched” at the rally.   

    When confronted, KTVA acknowledged that the message was inadvertently left by a member of the TV station staff but denied that the station was brainstorming ways to create negative news stories about Miller. Jerry Bever, general manager for KTVA, released a statement, which was published at
    Politico:

    The recording was the result of a cell phone not being hung up after a call was placed to Randy DeSoto, Joe Miller campaign spokesperson, Thursday afternoon to discuss Joe Miller's appearance on that evening's newscast. That phone call was placed near the end of a coverage planning meeting in our newsroom regarding that evening's Miller rally in downtown Anchorage. The group of KTVA news personnel was reviewing potential "what-if" scenarios, discussing the likelihood of events at the rally and how KTVA might logistically disseminate any breaking news.

    Why would a news station review scenarios of a sexual predator attending a political rally?Transcripts indicate that the station was looking for a sexual predator affiliated with the campaign.

    Campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto
    responded:

    Now the media has gone from trying to create stories to openly lying. The audio was pulled directly from the voicemail message. Nothing was altered. “Everything that was recorded on my phone is what we released without change."

    Others around the web also questioned the true intentions of the KTVA voice mail.

    Hot Air'sEd Morrissey
    wrote:

    KTVA’s explanation is absurd.  What possible context can they put around the suggestion that they start looking for child molesters at a political rally in order to exploit that for their television coverage?  That’s a “potential what-if scenario”?   Is this a suggestion that came up in strategy sessions when discussing a McAdams campaign rally?

    The only absolution KTVA could have possibly had was showing that this conversation didn’t take place among their staff, but was left on the voicemail by some other people or organization.  Even if KTVA approached coverage of every political event in this manner, it would be an embarrassment.  In this case, it shows a strong bias against Miller and gives a window into the editorial direction at KTVA.

    Dan Riehl at Big Governmentreplied:

    The published audio and transcript of KTVA reporters conspiring against the Miller campaign make the truth abundantly clear for all to see and hear. A call to KTVA’s Nick McDermott made prior to publication has yet to be returned. In the event CBS-KTVA opts to issue a genuine response to these serious charges, we will publish it when received.

    For now, all there is, is KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever’s ridiculous characterization the Miller campaign describes as a lie. It is difficult to disagree with that characterization. Consequently, as unfortunate as it may be, as things stand, we see no reason for Alaskans to trust CBS-KTVA’s campaign 2010 coverage given their unwillingness to honestly address concerns raised by their reporters disturbing behavior.

    We will keep you updated as this story progresses.

  • Stalking the Salahi's

    If you can't quite get enough about the "party-crashing" Northern Virginia society wanna-be's...let's turn to our friends at Canada Free Press for the following scoop.

    By Judi McLeod  Saturday, November 28, 2009

    imageWhile the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator.

    Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture:

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  • And the Hits Just Keep On Comin'

    ..what's it all mean, Alfie?

    Americas Polo Cup Pre-Event - Invite Only - with President Elect Obama and Black Eyed Peas, PLUS the now infamous State-gate crashers Michaele and Tareq Shalahi.

     

    From Left to Right is: Randy Jackson, better known as a Judge on American Idol - his previous life he was a bass player for the Rock band JOURNEY, which also performed at the America's Polo Cup. Others pictured are Black Eyed Peas Rock Band, Tareq Salahi the President of the America's Polo Cup, President Elect Obama, Fergie from Black Eyed Peas and Michaele Salahi a former Miss USA and SuperModel
  • Prayers, Please

    PARKLAND, Wash. - Four Lakewood Police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop.

    Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the officers - four male and one female - were in full uniform and wearing bulletproof vests, sitting in Forza coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m.

    Troyer says the officers were preparing for their shift when a suspect or suspects "walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and then fled the scene," said Troyer.

    Troyer called it an "ambush."

  • Aspiring Socialite Crashes White House State Dinner

    No invitation to the White House State Dinner? No problem!

    Michaele Salahi forged right ahead to the White House soiree to mingle amongst the big-wigs because she refused to let an official invitation stop her and her game husband.

    Now all kinds of politicans and shocked observers are calling for investigations.

    Undoubtedly, heads will roll.

    Actually, this is a pretty big deal. I was invited to the Vice-President's Naval Observatory home for a Christmas dinner party two years ago, and I underwent several checkpoints involving security and lists, screenings and identity checks.

    But in a day and age when the liberals claimthere are so many racists ready to hurt the President, you would think the administration would demand the "A" game from the Secret Service.

    Regardless, Michaele Salahi should be given a slot for which she covets: A Desperate Housewife from Washington, D.C. She has proven she knows how to attract media attention for the TV reality series and that can cause the claws to come out amongst the other ladies. Oooh. We LOVE cat-fights!

    Just saying.

    "...A couple of aspiring reality-TV stars from Northern Virginia appear to have crashed the White House's state dinner Tuesday night, penetrating layers of security with no invitation to mingle with the likes of Vice President Biden and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

    Tareq and Michaele Salahi -- polo-playing socialites known for a bitter family feud over a Fauquier County winery and their possible roles in the forthcoming "The Real Housewives of Washington" -- were seen arriving at the White House and later posted on Facebook photos of themselves with VIPs at the elite gathering.

    "Honored to be at the White House for the state dinner in honor of India with President Obama and our First Lady!" one of them wrote on their joint Facebook page at 9:08 p.m.

    But a White House official said the couple were not invited to the dinner, not included on the official guest list and never seated at a table in the South Lawn tent.

    A woman describing herself as a publicist for the Salahis denied that they were interlopers. Pressed for details, Mahogany Jones sent a statement saying simply: "The Salahis were honored to be a part of such a prestigious event. . . . They both had a wonderful time."

    While the White House offered no official explanation, it appears to be the first time in modern history that anyone has crashed a White House state dinner. The uninvited guests were in the same room as President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, although it is unknown whether they met the Obamas and the guest of honor.

    "Everyone who enters the White House grounds goes through magnetometers and several other levels of screenings," said Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service. "That was the case with the state dinner last night. No one was under any risk or threat."

    Donovan said a preliminary internal investigation Wednesday identified "a Secret Service checkpoint which did not follow proper procedure to ensure these two individuals were on the invited guest list." He declined to give further details. An administration official said the White House will conduct its own review."

     

  • New York Not Safe During KSM Trials, Says Bolton

    Many thanks to Pundit&Pundette, NRO Online,  and especially my pal Rush Limbaughfor cross-posting my interview on America's Morning News with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton yesterday in which he strenously advocated that New York is NOT safe when KSM and his four co-conspirators are brought to trial for masterminding the World Trade Tower murders.

    John Bolton doesn't want his family in NYC during the trial and sees this decision as more proof of the Obama administration's ineptitude and lack of commitment to fighting terrorism:

    Host Melanie Morgan: Given the nature and danger of bringing these terrorists to American soil, where do you think is the most safe place to be when they get here and this trial begins? Where would you put your family?

    John Bolton: Well, not New York City, I'm afraid to say. This is part of the callousness and the really, lack of professionalism and judgment to put them on trial anywhere in the United States in civilian courts. It's a major strategic blunder. It will give Khalid Sheik Mohammad and his co-defendants an opportunity, a la Joseph Stalin, to put on their own show trial in New York. This time it won't be the prosecution conducting the show trial, it will be the defense. Again, it shows the administration is not serious about the war on terrorism. It's a pre-9/11 law enforcement paradigm rather than the paradigm of a global war on terrorism which I think the Bush administration correctly adopted with near-unanimous support in this country after 9/11.

     

  • Man-made Global Warming: Biggest Fraud, Like, Ever?

    From James Delingpole, who writes at the UK Guardian:

    If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)

    When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:

    Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.

    One of the alleged emails has a gentle gloat over the death in 2004 of John L Daly (one of the first climate change sceptics, founder of the Still Waiting For Greenhouse site), commenting:

    “In an odd way this is cheering news.”

    But perhaps the most damaging revelations  – the scientific equivalent of the Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses scandal – are those concerning the way Warmist scientists may variously have manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause.

  • Senator James Inhofe Will Demand Investigation into Global Warming Tricked Up Data

    Interview: Sen. James Inhofe will call for hearings into IPCC, UN, East Anglia CRU e-mails
    posted at 12:15 pm on November 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

    Earlier this morning, I had an opportunity to talk with Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), about a wide range of issues. We discussed the East Anglia CRU e-mails, but then moved to Gitmo, the terrorist trials in federal court, the health-care debate, and much more. Sen. Inhofe agreed with me that moving the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill to the spring meant that it was dead, and he says that Democrats have been listening to the groundswell of public opposition and have begun worrying about their jobs. Be sure to watch it all:

    Senator Inhofe recommended an IBD editorial on the subject:

    As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December.

    It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria.

    The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put off the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill, the Senate’s version of Waxman-Markey, until the spring thaw has led Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the leading Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, to declare victory over Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and the triumph of observable fact over junk science.

    The Washington Times also interviewed Senator Inhofe about the surprise revelation from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) e-mails over the past few days, especially in how they manipulated data and deliberately hid contradictory information while building their “consensus” on anthropogenic global warming. Inhofe told Melanie Morgan and Jed Babbin that he would call for a Congressional hearing on the e-mails and their impact on the credibility of the AGW movement, especially as it relates to the IPCC and the United Nations:

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    Inhofe’s site has the transcript:

    Senator Inhofe: This is a huge issue and of course we have the Gitmo issue and we have the, of course, cap-and-trade is now taking a new turn. Jed, if I could…

    Jed Babbin: Yeah.

    Senator Inhofe: Would you let me make one sentence?

    Jed Babbin: Please.

    Senator Inhofe: This is out of a speech that I made, Melanie, back on the floor of the Senate, and it was repeated, John Gizzi picked it up and put it in Human Events. This was 4 years ago, in talking about the science, cooking the science. I said I would discuss the “systematic and documented abuse of the scientific process by which an international body that claims it provides the most complete and objective science assessment in the world on the subject of climate change, the United Nations IPCC.” Now that was four years ago; so we knew they were cooking the science back then, and you’ve been talking about the, you know, what’s happened recently with the bloggers coming up with what they did, what they…

    Jed Babbin: Let me interrupt you there Senator, because I think that’s a really important point. Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t followed that story, what Senator Inhofe’s talking about, in Britain, a blogger got into some of the official government records about climate change and how the measurements were being taken to show…

    Melanie Morgan: And the politics behind it.

    Jed Babbin: And the – well but they were basically saying, “Oh yea, hey, let’s make it look like Jim so-and-so did that, and let’s help him cook the books, and let’s change the data…”

    Melanie Morgan: And “let’s beat up those who don’t agree with us.”

    Jed Babbin: Yea, but it’s all a huge fraud! I mean, Senator, am I exaggerating?

    Senator Inhofe: No you’re not. If you remember, mine was the hoax statement, and that was, what, five years ago I guess.

    Jed Babbin: Well, we ought to give you a big pat on the back for being …

    Melanie Morgan: Yea, you deserve an an ‘atta boy, and now you are finally being vindicated.

    Senator Inhofe: Well, on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I’m the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation. ‘Cause this thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with.

    Melanie Morgan: So what will you be calling for an investigation of?

    Senator Inhofe: On the IPCC and on the United Nations on the way that they cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not.

    Jed Babbin: Should somebody stop further spending on this until we get this investigation, Senator?

    Senator Inhofe: Well, I don’t know how you do that, though, ‘cause we’re not the ones that are calling the shots. The interesting part of this is it’s happening right before Copenhagen. And, so, the timing couldn’t be better. Whoever is on the ball in Great Britain, their time was good.

    Melanie Morgan: Well, Senator, thank you very much for coming back and handling a little bit, a tiny little bit of heat from the kitchen.

    Senator Inhofe: Okay.

    Jed Babbin: Thanks very much Senator.

    Senator Inhofe: Thanks, you bet.

    Jed Babbin: Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma on the Environment Committee over there, and one of the real fighters.

    Melanie Morgan: He certainly is…

    Meanwhile, not every newspaper wants to cover this story. The New York Times has suddenly discovered an ethical responsibility on classified material (via Ed Driscoll):

    The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

    Gee, what a great idea! Perhaps the Times could have adopted that policy when it came to terrorist surveillance, banking cooperation on tracking jihadist money, and the location of secret CIA facilities for interrogating detainees captured abroad in the War on Terror. Will we be assured of the Gray Lady’s strict adherence to this policy … or will it only be imposed when the information “never intended for the public eye” contradicts their editorial policy?

    Assume that question is rhetorical.

  • Hot Off the Wires

    NEW YORKERS TO ATTORNEY
    GENERAL HOLDER:
    “WE WILL FIGHT YOU ALL THE WAY!”

    WHAT: 9/11 Never Forget Coalition Press Conference. Details to be provided on December 5th rally protesting the NYC based trial of 9/11 conspirators

    WHERE: Castle Clinton, Battery Square Park (New York Harbor Side)

    WHEN:November 24, 2009 – 12:00 noon

    WHO:

    ·        Representative Pete King (R, NY)

    ·        Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America

    ·        Tim Brown, founder of TheBravest.com

    ·        Andrew C. McCarthy, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and prosecutor in the trial of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing

    ·        Peter Regan,Active FDNY, two-tour Iraq War veteran, 9/11 Family Member

    See 911Neverforget.us for more details.

     

    The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition, a diverse group of 9/11 victims, family members, first responders, active and reserve members of the military, veterans, and concerned Americans, is holding a November 24th press conference to discuss the details of their December 5thrally protesting the plan to bring the 9/11 terrorist conspirators to trial in New York City.

     

    The Coalition formed to fight the decision of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to try the 9/11 co-conspirators in New York City’s federal court, effectively giving war criminals the same rights as American citizens while endangering the safety of all New Yorkers.  Two weeks ago, we sent a letter signed by 300 family members of 9/11 victims to the President, Attorney General and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking them to reverse course.  The letter has now been signed by over 120,000 Americans and is posted at http://www.keepamericasafe.com.

     

    At the November 24th press conference, leading organizers of the Coalition will give details on a large rally which will be held on December 5th in New York City to protest the plan to bring terrorist detainees to trial in civilian courts.  Debra Burlingame, founder of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America, said “We chose to hold it on Thanksgiving Week in the hope that our fellow Americans will join us in sending our prayers and messages of thanks to our troops and first responders, who will bear the brunt of these dangerous decisions made in Washington.  Our rally on Saturday, December 5 will tell Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama and their supporters in Congress: “We will fight you all the way!”

  • The Democrats Say We REALLY Love Obamacare

    ...but the polls say otherwise.

    "...Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56 percent now oppose the plan.

     

  • Watch Out for Dropping Shoe

    I wondered when the rest of the story would come out on Obama crony and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who was the subject of an Inspector General's report on alleged corruption (the IG was later fired for making the report public.)

    Well, that other shoe has dropped.

    It's a doozy.

  • Majority No More

    President Obama's approval ratings are tanking - and for the first time ever, his numbers are sub-50.

    What. A bummer.

    Politico.com has the stats:

    "..President Obama's job approval numbers will dip below 50% for the first time today in Gallup's daily tracking poll, according to a Gallup official. 

    "Gallup Daily tracking results just in. Obama will be below 50% for the first time when we update our numbers at 1:00 p.m.," wrote Gallup.com managing news editor Lymari Morales on Twitter.

    His approval numbers have bounced down to the 50% mark several times, driven by weaker support from independents and Republicans, but hadn't crossed it.

    The slide is worrying for the White House, but it's probably not yet panic time. Ronald Reagan's approval numbers dropped well below 40% during the depths of his first term recession. If Obama's bad stretch puts him in the high forties or low fifties, that's not a crippling political problem. If he languishes there or drops further, it may become one.

  • Dem's Scramble Over Loss of Indy Voters

    Dagnabit, the Dem's have figured out that Independents don't like them anymore.

    I was kinda hoping that would stay in their delusional haze for awhile longer - like until 2012.

    No such luck, according to Politico.com

    "...Mounting evidence that independent voters have soured on the Democrats is prompting a debate among party officials about what rhetorical and substantive changes are needed to halt the damage.

     

    Following serious setbacks with independents in off-year elections earlier this month, White House officials attributed the defeats to local factors and said President Barack Obama sees no need to reposition his own image or the Democratic message.

     

    Since then, however, a flurry of new polls makes clear that Democrats are facing deeper problems with independents—the swing voters who swung dramatically toward the party in 2006 and 2008 but who now are registering deep unease with the amount of spending and debt called for under Obama's agenda in an era of one-party rule in Washington.

     

    A Gallup Poll released last week offered a disturbing glimpse about the state of play: just 14 percent of independents approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest figure all year. In just the past few days alone, surveys have shown Democratic incumbents trailing Republicans among independent voters by double-digit margins in competitive statewide contests in places as varied as Connecticut, Ohio and Iowa.

     

    Obama’s own popularity among independents has fallen significantly, too. A CBS News poll Tuesday showed the president’s approval rating among unaligned voters falling to 45 percent — down from 63 percent in April.

     

    “We withdrew from the accounts of voters and now we need to pay them back,” said Nathan Daschle, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association. “We are having these conversations right now about what independents need to see and hear.”

  • AP Unleashes the Ink-Stained Wretches

    The fake but accurate news service, also known as Associated Press, managed to find 11 investigative reporters to fact-check Sarah Palin's autobiography, but could pull off the same feat to pore over then-candidate Barack Obama's tome.

     

    What. A. Surprise.

     

    "...Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently "Going Rogue" is no normal book. When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages. The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin's motives for writing "Going Rogue: An American Life," stating as fact that the book "has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto." Palin quickly hit back on a Facebook post titled "Really? Still Making Things Up?" "Imagine that," the post read. "11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to 'fact check' what's going on with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing."

  • Michael Muksasey: Don't Bring KSM to NYC

    Former Attorney General and Judge Michael Mukasey appeared on this morning's America's Morning News and stated flatly that bringing Kalid Sheikh Mohammad to New York for a civilian trial is inviting a certain attack by Jihadists....more at the Washington Times website where you can hear my interview, alongwith John McCaslin, as the General shocks us with his candid remarks.

    "...Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Tuesday that trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other terrorist suspects in Manhattan could become an ugly sideshow.

    Mr. Mukasey presided over terrorist trials in New York City before becoming attorney general but said that was before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    "It's simply a fact of life that a jihadist, particularly somebody like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is looking for a big stage," Mr. Mukasey told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show. "New York City is the biggest stage in the world, and the attempt will be made to make this as big, spectacular and ugly as possible."

    He pointed to the 2006 trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted in Virginia of conspiring to kill U.S. citizens as part of the 2001 attacks and sentenced to life in prison."

  • Thank A Veteran Today!

    November 11th is the day our country sets aside to express our gratitude to the military men and women who haves served us, asking for nothing in return.

    But we owe them a debt for our freedom that we cannot ever repay.

    At the very least, though, take a moment and a few of your dollars to send a care package to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    It's not a lot, but it's a start. www.holidaytroopsupport.com

     

  • "Got Media?"

    Scenes from the emergency "House Call" on Capitol Hill led by Congresswoman Michele Bachman, a GOP conservative fighting to stop socialized medicine by the Democrats.

    Thousands showed up under sunny skies to hear speakers like radio talk show host Mark Levin and actor Jon Voight as they exhorted the crowd to stop Speaker Pelosi and the determined Democrats.

    We said the pledge of allegiance and prayed that the Liberals wouldn't ruin our current system.

    You can't tell from this picture but the patriots who responded to the last minute call to action brought their patriotic spirit and their flags. It was simply amazing and I was glad to be there to watch.

  • "Kill the Bill"

    Conservative activists (including Democrats and Independents) swarmed Capitol Hill yesterday demanding that Congress stop the health care reform bill being crafted secretly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    They marched, they chanted, they cheered and jeered efforts to socialize medicine in this country and the exuberant crowd stood shoulder to shoulder with congresswoman Michele Bachman (R) Minnesota and other members of the GOP caucus as well as actor Jon Voight, John Ratzenberger (Cliff from Cheers) and talk show host Mark Levin.

    I was there to watch and it was amazing how a crowd of about 10 thousand came from all around the country to be heard. People told me stories of driving all day and all night to get to Washington, including a bother and sister who had not seen each other in 7 years but decided to meet-up over this important issue.

    One woman flew in from Bel Air, California after hearing Sean Hannity ask the American people to be counted, others came in from Illinois, Texas, Maine, Florida and every state in between.

    More now from the MSM.

    Politico.com

    "President Obama has his own obsession with trying to ram this health bill through to create a socialist America," shouted actor Jon Voight, one of several speakers who addressed a crowd that filled the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

    "We would be no better off than the European countries and Canada and New Zealand who suffer greatly from a poor health-care system. Their rationing system creates many deaths."

    The protest came as House Democrats prepared for a rare weekend session to vote on legislation central to President Barack Obama's domestic agenda. A separate version of health-care legislation continues to work its way through the U.S. Senate.

    A demonstrator holds up a sign during a 'House Call' rally against proposed healthcare reform legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 5, 2009. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters A demonstrator holds up a sign during a 'House Call' rally against proposed healthcare reform legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 5, 2009.

  • Lord, Hear Our Prayers

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, told Fox News that military sources informed her that the gunman was about to be deployed to Iraq.

    The shooter was killed and two other suspects, who are also soldiers, have been apprehended, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone said.

    The general said there were "eyewitness accounts of more than one shooter," and the others were tracked to an adjacent facility.

    Cone called the attack "a terrible tragedy, stunning." He said the community was "absolutely devastated."

  • The Church Lady

    The Church Lady

    Everyday someone is volunteering in communities across the country. Someone is making a difference. But not everyone is acknowledged for his or her work. I am proud to feature my own Mother (she’s the beauty on the Left, where she is always most comfortable!)

    At the Episcopal Diocesan Convention last week in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Romain Morgan and Bob Wagnon were jointly honored and presented the Bishop's Shield for their work with the gardens, the canning project, the food pantry and the pie making to continue to raise funds for ministries in the world, not just within her own congregation.

    Way to go, Mom!

  • Pelosi: "We Won Last Night"

    Okay, I get it.

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi has her game face on.

    But, um, she looks and sounds ridiculous. For that matter, so does White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and all the other pols who maintain that they are actually "pleased with the election results" yesterday. Quietly, though, Pelosi, Reid and tons of other liberals are very very worried about the movement of Independents and Democrats who are now voting for the GOP.

    Does the Speaker "get it"? Does she understand the people have spoken and they don't like the health care reform bill she wants to pass and all the arm-twisting taking place on Capitol Hill for a new program called socialized medicine that will cost over a trillion dollars and will likely destroy our health system as we know it?

    Maybe Ms. Pelosi might "get it" when folks show up at High Noon at Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's office Thursday for a massive rally of tea party and town hall protestors ReDux...(I'll be there to report the news.)

    Politico.com has the astonishing story.

    ".......Most House Democrats tried to put a good face on Tuesday's election results, saying they picked up two more votes for a sweeping health care bill that could be on the floor as early as Friday.

    But it can't make it any easier for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she works to corral the last holdouts she needs to pass legislation overhauling the nation’s health care system.

    Of course, the speaker, who told POLITICO recently she's "not big on showing weakness," brushed aside questions about how the Democratic gubernatorial losses in Virginia and New Jersey would impact her final tally and instead trumpeted the two special election House wins. 

    "From our perspective, we won last night," the California Democrat told reporters during a Wednesday photo op. "We had one race that we were engaged in, it was in northern New York, it was a race where a Republican has held the seat since the Civil War. And we won that seat. So, from our standpoint, no, a candidate was victorious who supports health care reform, and his remarks last night said this was a victory for health care reform and other initiatives for the American people."

    "From our standpoint, we picked up votes last night," a cheerful Pelosi said, "one in California and one in New York." 

  • FOO News!

    Friends of Obama, or FOO's are beating their way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.... and just because they happen to be big-time bundlers, well, hey - it's just a coincidence.

    The Washington Times (for whom I work alongwith Talk Radio Network) has broken the story of influence peddling and pandering to special interests within the Obama administration.

    Michelle Malkin has the best round-up at her website.


    Who’s there?

    In another business-as-usual Friday night document dump, the White House released logs on 110 White House visitors and trumpeted “transparency like you’ve never seen before.”

    The self-congratulatory announcement conveniently omits that Obama originally blocked the logs’ release and only disclosed them under threat of lawsuit.

    Also, this “unprecedented” disclosure is severely limited:

    Most of the visitors from Inauguration Day to September will never be released by the White House under this voluntary disclosure — unless the public can guess their names. The White House policy doesn’t allow members of the public or press to ask for “everyone who visited health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle,” or everyone who visited on May 4, or everyone from the American Medical Association. Only individual names can be checked.

    The list released at 4:30 p.m. Friday includes just about 110 names with 481 visits. Those names were among those requested by members of the public so far, for visits during the period from Inauguration Day through July. (That’s why we know of visits by the wrong Bill Ayers, the wrong Angela Davis, etc., but we don’t know of visits by countless unnamed lobbyists.) Members of the public who used the White House online form to check names did not receive a personal reply indicating whether or not the request was received, or whether the name appeared on the list, so the system provides no feedback…A request for the complete records of all visitors from the first months of the administration, filed by msnbc.com, was rejected by the White House, and an appeal is pending. The news organization requested the names of all visitors to the Obama White House beginning with Inauguration Day. Msnbc.com has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service.

  • Kenya Spare me a Birth Certificate?

    Tinfoil hat brigade reporting for duty, SIR!

    Okay, I'll admit it. I am a chicken. A great big ole 'fraidy cat. I haven't written a word about Barack Obama's birth certificate controversy (until now.)

     It's not that I don't believe it is possible that the Dunham/Obama family didn't forge a copy (all these double negatives...sorry, I'm still sick.) I do believe it is entirely possible that the President-Elect was born in Kenya and faked an American birth certificate later in life.

    But so what? You know there is too much money and elite power invested in Obama's presidency at this point for anything to change.

    Never-the-less...Joe the Farmer at American Thinker has a provocative read here.

    ..and ThirdWaveDave needles me here.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hey, Everybody! I am back in California after a whirlwind road trip through Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Augusta and Savannah, Georgia on an endorsement tour for Senator Saxby Chambliss.

    I have so much to report, but I got a nasty germ that has slowed me down. But the good news is that my husband is cooking our Thanksgiving turkey, and fixin' the trimmings too.

    Yesss!!!

    When I feel a little better I'll get back on the computer and update my extraordinary trip and our results.

    In the meantime, I am going to let my friend and proud Georgian Kyle-Anne Shiver say it all for me, too.

    America, the Blessing

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/america_the_blessing.html

    May you and your families be wonderfully blessed this day! 

    So much of our view of circumstances has to do with purposely cultivating an attitude of gratitude that is so sorely missing from many people's lives today.  Here's my own Bible verse I use nearly every day to remind me that it's not so much what happens that determines our state of happiness, as it is the part of our situation we intentionally choose to give priority:

    "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, fix your thoughts on these things."

    St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:8 (New American Bible)

    As I have used this simple advice from the first gentile convert to Christianity, I have learned that when one is conscientiously cultivating this discipline to see the good wherever one finds it, to always try to find something worthy of praise, then at the same time, it becomes quite impossible to become overwhelmed by the negative.  It's sound advice worth heeding.

    I second this sentiment on our day of gratitude!! But before I run back to bed and dive under the covers, I want to pass along another message from my friend Rob Neppell at Kithbridge, Inc. (a great consulting company for bloggers) who is organizing the right-o-sphere to help injured soldiers.

    Valour-IT’s fundraiser is winding up this week, and it’s been a tough slog this year due to the economic times. So we could use a nice push right here at the end. ( As you all hopefully know by now, Valour-IT provides voice activated laptops to injured troops who do not have use of their hands. They are now branching out and providing things like Wii game systems to aid with physical therapy and recovery. Truly great folks doing truly great work. )

     

    The main fundraiser page is here:

     

    http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=fundraiser

     

    In addition, we’ve got a special effort going on this year where science fiction and thriller authors such as John Ringo, David Drake, David Williams, and David Weber have donated signed copies of their novels for a special auction to support Valour-IT. You can see and bid on all the items here:http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/spliffslips_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

     

    So give them a link, and if you can spare it, drop a few of your own sheckels their way for the holiday. And don't forget our care package program at Move America Forward (www.moveamericaforward.com) to send off to our troops still in harms way.

     

    Thanks to all, and a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and yours…

     

    Rob

    AND.... Melanie

  • Red Alert!

    When the phone rang a few minutes ago, I didn't suspect it would bring news that I am urgently needed in Georgia.

    But I am throwing together a suitcase and pointing my big honkin' SUV to San Francisco International airport and jumping a jet to Atlanta. So what would cause this five-alarm response? Two words.

    Saxby Chambliss.

    My organization, Move America Forward, has an opportunity to make some news by endorsing Senator Chambliss through our political action committee. Joining me in a series of press conferences across the state are Joe and Jan Johnson, who lost their son Justin in the early days of fighting in Iraq. I wrote a book with Catherine Moy called "American Mourning" featuring their story, which stuns people who have read it. The Johnsons want us to finish our fight in Iraq, and when it is over, bring our troops home in honor. Now they are lending their voices to Senator Chambliss, because he has been by their side many times, and understands the situation and the consequences of premature pull-out.

    Stay posted for times and dates in Georgia, and if you live close by, come by and meet us. Also, go to www.mafpac.org and help us support the candidates who support our military men and women, and their families.

     

    Joe Johnson and his wife Jan, parents of Justin Jo... Joe Johnson and his wife Jan, parents of Justin Johnson, are seen at their home in Rome, Ga. in a Feb. 1, 2006 photo. (AP Photo/ Rome News Tribune, Ken Caruthers)
    4:28 p.m. ET, 3/17/06
    Ken Caruthers / AP file


  • Environmental Whackos Lose Favorite Media Shills

    The green unit at The Weather channel is hemorraging red. In fact, the unit is flatlining right now, apparently the victim of budget cuts in tough times.

    Damn, that is such a shame.

    The timing of the Forecast Earth cancellation was ironic, since it came in the middle of NBC's "Green Week," during which the network has been touting its environmental coverage across all of its platforms. Forecast Earth normally aired on weekends, but its presumed last episode was shown on a weekday due to the environmentally-oriented week.

    Forecast Earth was hosted by former CNN anchor Natalie Allen, with contributions from climate expert Heidi Cullen. It was the sole program on TWC that focused on global climate change, which raises the question of whether the station will still report on the subject. Cullen's future is unclear.

    Heidi Cullen...Cullen...where have I heard that name before? Oh, I remember! It was one of my best read columns, like, ever.



    Con job at The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel is launching a new website and broadband channel dedicated solely to global warming called "One Degree" and has a weekly program called "The Climate Code," devoted almost entirely to liberal advocacy on climate matters.

    The network is running advertisements showcasing scared and confused Americans, including children and senior citizens, wondering about the coming apocalypse caused by global warming. (You can view the ad for yourself here.)

    The chief martyr for the new "emotional" approach to broadcasting at The Weather Channel is Dr. Heidi Cullen, who serves as the network's cheerleader for global warming hysteria. Cullen's supposed expertise on climatology includes, among other things, earning a bachelor's degree in Near Eastern religions and history from Juniata College. One must indeed have to believe in the mystical to accept anything Ms. Cullen has to say about climatology.

    Writing for the One Degree blog, Ms. Cullen recently threw a hissy fit that somemeteorologists are openly questioning the conclusions drawn by the Greenpeace crowd about the nature, extent, causes and even existence of global warming.

    Cullen's diatribe, titled"Junk Controversy Not Junk Science," called on the American Meteorological Society to start requiring all meteorologists to toe the line on liberal interpretation of global warming, or else lose the organization's certification.

    George Orwell's 1984 couldn't have concocted a better form of thought control.

  • Isn’t She Lovely?

    Sarah Palin is a true American woman. Tough. Smart. Kind enough to pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving, and cool with another becoming my dinner.

    A new PAC called OurCountryDeservesBetter.com has put together a television commercial celebrating the ascendency of a vibrant conservative woman whom I believe should run for President in 2012. (see above banner or go to www.teamsarah.org for further details.)

    Watch this spot and pass it around.

    "Thank You Sarah Palin"

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  • Smile! It's the Weekend!

    HOW TO START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK


    1. Open a new file in your computer.


    2. Name it 'Barack Obama'.


    3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.


    4. Empty the Recycle Bin.


    5. Your PC will ask you: 'Do you really want to get rid of 'Barack Obama?'


    6. Firmly Click 'Yes.'


    7. Feel better?


    GOOD! - Tomorrow we'll do Nancy Pelosi.

    (anonymous email I received today that makes me laugh.)

  • David Frum Leaves the Reservation, Others Wonder What Took So Long

    David Frum, former speechwriter for President Bush, conservative author, pundit and writer for National Review is now leaving NR altogether to start up with a group called New Majority that will include non-conservatives and non-Republicans.  He was one of the harsher GOP critics of Governor Sarah Palin.

    My friend Joe Wierzbicki, who created a PAC called "Our Country Deserves Better" wrote a letter to David and it's well worth the read.

       

    David: Good luck to you with the New Majority. I say that as someone who admires your thinking and your writing, not so much your decision to leave National Review. 

    I respect you more than most people who have been down on Gov. Sarah Palin (for example your colleague, Kathleen Parker) because while you have shared her concern about the political considerations of how to cobble together electoral majorities (or winning pluralities) you have also done a better job of advocating for the embrace of ideas as the core of what should drive the debate over the future of the Republican Party. 

    That the Republican base has shrunk over the past several years is an undeniable truth.  That does not mean, however, that Republicans should change their ideals in order to win election contests.  That serves only to elect the likes of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, who is my Governor. 

    I can promise you that the fate of the GOP in California has not been helped one iota by Schwarzenegger’s election, but instead he has managed to decimate the party. 

    We no longer stand for anything, we instead have a governor who governs based on where there is some political consensus.  Thus did the governor stand by as Democrats in the legislature spend like drunken sailors, and push for greater government bureaucracy, and now a Republican governor has announced plans for tax increases – tainting the GOP brand even more as being the party of higher taxes. 

    I found it appalling to see Obama win the tax issue in the race for the presidency, but seeing what happened here in California it was easier to understand what was happening. 

    Parties and ideologies experience cyclical peaks and valleys as their fortunes wax and wane with the times and the changing events of the world we live in. 

    What’s important to remember is that leadership is not brought about through the abdication of one’s own convictions, but rather through the realization that the electorate might very well reject your ideological worldview if they feel the environment is not well-suited for your ideas to better their lives and their concerns for the future of their children and the nation they live in. 

    Either Barack Obama will be a bad president, and thus the opportunity for a conservative renewal will be made accessible at an earlier point in time, or he will be a good one, and it might then be further down the line that Americans seek smaller government, lower taxes, and an embrace of traditional values as espoused during the era of Reagan and the post-Clinton years. But we shouldn’t change what we believe is right to try to advance that timetable. 

    That would be inauthentic and immoral. Your foreign policy views that you lament might not have been so right after all were not only principled but I feel have indeed been validated. 

    One need only look to the post-Surge landscape in Iraq to see that staying the course was valid.  One can look at the lack of any terror attack on American home soil to see the war on terror did successfully weaken Al Qaeda to a great extent.  One must read the new reports about Iranian nuclear advancements to see that those who preach isolationism or accommodation in the face of evil are just as wrong today as they were pre-9/11 and pre-World War II (I’m of Polish blood and let me tell you that my people have a unique understanding of what happens when good people take the easy way out and appease evil in the name of “peace” or “world harmony” – you end up with millions killed or subjugated to authoritarian rule by the likes of Hitler and the Cold War Soviet Union). 

    Gov. Sarah Palin was the only thing that excited conservatives in this most recent election, and while you were not a fan, I hope you will reconsider your hesitation towards her role as a national figure. 

    There are few national political figure who have her decency in the pursuit of being a good public servant, combined with an authentic conservative disposition and a willingness to engage her ideological opponents and not run from the battlefield of ideas. 

    I’ll hope that you are one of those who will help her to fine tune her involvement and awareness of issues of national security, and not dismiss her because she doesn’t come out of the marbled floors of Washington, D.C. 

    We tried that in 1996 with Senator Dole, and while everyone respected his establishment pedigree and track record of experience, not so many of those same people voted for him. Remember that our enemies on the Left and in the media also said Reagan was a rube who was clueless about much going on in the world. 

    But with the backing of solid conservative minds, Reagan proved them all wrong. Again, good luck to you in your efforts with the New Majority.  I just hope you’ll come to see that we need not change what we stand for, but must instead resist the temptation to abandon those principles (as President Bush did at times when it came to domestic policy). 

    -Joe Wierzbicki

    Sacramento, California
  • Obama Nominees Vetted for Position on Gun Control

    Americans who cling to their guns and Bibles are doing more than bitterly clinging these days. They’re locking and loading.

    The election of Barack Obama to commander in chief has people scurrying to their local guns stores to stock up on handguns and long-guns, plus plenty of ammo to boot. Obama’s spokesparrots are, of course, pooh-poohing the proposition that he would grab guns from law-abiding citizens. Not the lawyer-in-chief. Oh no! He understands the Constitution.

    Tell it to my friend Beverly Perlson, who marched down to the gun store, signed up for shooting lessons, and applied for a gun permit.

    “An employee at the local gun store told us it took 7 weeks before he received his permit in the mail.  He said gun applications are through the roof right now,” Bev said. “Seems to be a phenomena occurring since the Presidential election.

    “Suddenly, my right to bear arms is incredibly important,” Bev added. “ Let's just say it's contextual.”

    Read the rest of my column later this evening (midnight eastern time) at www.worldnetdaily.com

  • She's Baaack!

     The Politico is reporting that Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to receive the nomination for Secretary of State in the Obama administration, if Billy Jeff's finances cut mustard.

    ...and I was so hoping that obscurity would be their fate. Sigh. So much for that change thang.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles with Barack Obama.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton will be named Barack Obama's secretary of state, Democratic sources say.
    Photo: AP
  • Engaging in Religious Intolerance while Dressed to Kill

    Some excellent news to report - the EightHate.com website is now a hot link (www.eighthate.com)

    I am proud to say that I came up with the website name, but the heavy lifting has been done by a number of very talented right-bloggers like Jeff Emanuel at RedState.com and a bunch of others.

    The website is tracking the protests, intolerance and acts of violence against supporters of Proposition 8, the no gay marriage vote in California . The hate crimes taking place by rabid gay rights activists is documented by region, and the site also has origional reporting from across the country.

    Bookmark this website. It's important. the intimidation of Christians must stop.

     

  • Should Congress have a Cao?

    Does the road to Republican salvation run through Vietnam? Possibly. Quin Hillyer at The American Spectator has a story of a truly remarkable candidate in Louisiana who is running against William "Cold Cash" Jefferson and actually has a good shot at winning.

    Linking up here.

  • The Case Against Eric Holder

    Let the ankle-biting begin! Jack Thompson at Human Events has a great read on why Eric Holder, who is expected to be nominated for Attorney General in an Obama administration, is unfit for duty.

    Hint: Remember Marc Rich?

  • Let Detroit Go Bankrupt

     UPDATE!Democrat Senate punts on bail-out vote. Bush administration lobs political hot potato back to Senate.

    The wheels are coming off the auto industry finances, and its going to be up to the American taxpayer to rescue them again, unless someone steps in to stop this bail-out package. The hubris of these captains of industry was on full display as the CEO's of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors admitted they flew to D.C. from Detroit in private jets...alone.

    No jet-pooling for these guys!

    In fact, Ford Motor Co. has a fleet of 7 jets. And during questioning at the Congressional hearings, none offered to fly commercial in the future. And these people want us to turn over another 25 billion dollars

    Mitt Romney, former Presidential candidate and stalwart Republican, has a new piece out today on the ramifications of letting Detroit's Big Three automakers go bankrupt. 

    Here's my suggestion: let the other Big Labor unions bail-out the United Auto Workers.

    25 billion is a drop in their combined postage budget. If they can strike together, let them bail together.

    IFGeneral Motors,Ford andChrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

    Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.

     

  • Mystery Solved? Ayers on RFK Assassin

    Now that the election is over, William Ayers, unrepentent terrorist bomber, has burrowed out of the political darkness into the media limelight, rejoicing in the election of Barry Hussein Obama. Billy and Bernie, his crazy-ass wife, launched Barry into politics by holding his first fund-raiser in their Chicago living a decade ago.

    While promoting his new book in Washington, D.C. my friends Kerry Pickett of Eyeblast.tv and Brian Maloney of RadioEqualizer.blogspot confronted Professor Ayers about a confounding mystery - why did he dedicate his book "Prairie Fire" to Sirhan Sirhan, JFK's assassin?

    Video here.

    During an interview with ABC's Good Morning America, Ayers blames the Republicans for demonizing him in order to de-rail an Obama presidency. At the same time, he defends his violent Weather Underground past, and continues to claim that the violence didn't go far enough.

    God Help us. This man is actually in charge of changing education curriculum for our children. And his friend the President-Elect has the keys to our government.

  • Bias, What Media Bias?

    Media Malpractice - it was a common theme running up to the late, great election November 4th. The drooling, gushing, love-sick media completely in the tank for Barack Obama is responsible for the fresh hell America will experience under a Democratic regime.

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    John Ziegler, a former talk show host from Los Angeles, tested this hypothesis --that the election results were affected by the love-struck pundit syndrome.... Ziegler confirmed it when he hired John Zogby to do a survey. Now the Obamaniacs are bitching about the results (and attacking both Zogby and Ziegler personally.)

    Zogby Poll: Almost No Obama Voters Ace Election Test

    Survey finds most Obama voters remembered negative coverage of McCain/Palin statements but struggled to correctly answer questions about coverage associated with Obama/Biden

    UTICA, New York -- Just 2% of voters who supported Barack Obama on Election Day obtained perfect or near-perfect scores on a post election test which gauged their knowledge of statements and scandals associated with the presidential tickets during the campaign, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.

    Zogby Statement on Ziegler poll

    Only 54% of Obama voters were able to answer at least half or more of the questions correctly.

    The 12-question, multiple-choice survey found questions regarding statements linked to Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his vice-presidential running-mate Sarah Palin were far more likely to be answered correctly by Obama voters than questions about statements associated with Obama and Vice-President–Elect Joe Biden. The telephone survey of 512 Obama voters nationwide was conducted Nov. 13-15, 2008, and carries a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points. The survey was commissioned by John Ziegler, author of The Death of Free Speech,producer of the recently released film "Blocking the Path to 9/11" and producer of the upcoming documentary film, Media Malpractice...How Obama Got Elected

  • NorCal Supporters of Sarah Palin Shoot TV Ad

    You either love her or hate her - and dozens of folks who fall into the former camp gathered in Rancho Cordova yesterday to cut a TV ad, in what has been described as the first salvo in the 2012 election.

    San Francisco Chronicle reporter Phil Matier was there for the Palin party. See the video here.

    More here.

  • Christians Attacked in Castro District of SF

    The jack-booted thugs of the gay community are erupting with rage while attacking young Christians who pray every weekend in the Castro district of San Francisco. While not a particularly smart move given the intense anger over the loss of Prop. 8 during the election, these young proslytizers have a constitutional, God-given right that is being abused.

    Riot police were finally brought in to escort the kids out. Shameful.

    KTVU has coverage here.

    Meanwhile, California Attorney General Jerry Brown is asking the Supreme Court to review the legal challenge to Prop. 8. Does anyone really expect the liberal Brown is forcefully defend the Yes Vote?

    The press release from Brown's office is here.

    Michelle Malkin has more on the mob watch, with heart-breaking postings from the victims.

    Are these activists EVER going to figure out this brutality isn't helping?

    Maybe.

  • McCain Suing on Behalf of Military Vote

    When is the MSM going to get around to reporting on the real election travesty? And I am not talking about that psychopath in Minnesota, Al Franken.

    It's all about military men and women who could NOT vote during this election...while they are fighting (and dying) for our rights.

    From www.moveamericaforward.com and Catherine Moy:

    Even as Barack Obama prepares to take over the White House, Sen. John McCain is fighting to ensure the votes of deployed troops are counted.

    The Air Force Times has the story here.

    RICHMOND, Va. — A hearing is set for Monday on a lawsuit that seeks to compel Virginia election officials to count late absentee ballots from U.S. troops serving overseas.

    Republican John McCain’s presidential campaign is suing the State Board of Elections, claiming absentee ballots weren’t mailed on time to military members in foreign countries. A 1986 federal law requires ballots to be mailed to those troops at least 45 days before the election, which this year would have been Sept. 20.

    The complaint asks the U.S. District Court in Richmond to order the board to count any overseas absentee ballots sent by Nov. 4 and received as late as Friday.

    It is a sad day in America when a lawsuit has to pave the way for our troops’ votes to count. Where is Obama on this? Why hasn’t he put his resources toward ensuring this vote? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

    Move America Foward sounded the alarm on this problem earlier this year. We sent Hero Voter packets to our troops overseas to help them get their vote in on time. But Congress and the president must change the way our troops vote so they can do so with ease. They fight and die for our country. It is stunning and unAmerican when they cannot vote.

    If you know of a soldier, Marine, sailor, airmen or Coastie who could not vote because they were deployed, please send the story and details to me at Catmoy@moveamericaforward.org.

    I am also working as a Fairfield City Councilwoman to move legislation. I need your help so we can help our troops. Please send me your stories with as many details as possible.

    Again, my email is Catmoy@moveamericaforward.org.

  • The Truth About Mormons & Prop. 8

    Since the violence, boycotts, and protests continue to increase.... some of my right-blogging peers have put together a massive wiki-like entry explaining the LDS role in Proposition 8 complete with endnotes, external references, and source materials. Some of the details you'll find here include:

    • How the Mormon church got involved with Proposition 8
    • Did the Mormon church tell its members how to vote on Prop. 8?
    • List of intimidation, resignations, and violence against Prop. 8 supporters
    • Specific financials and voter statistics on Prop 8
    Feel free to distribute: http://culture11.com/blogs/credo/2008/11/17/latter-day-saints-and-california-proposition-8/ 

    Latter-day Saints and California Proposition 8

    By Justin Hart

    (This article is taken directly from the Wiki entry on the FAIRWiki website, a non-profit group that defends the Mormon church)

    We hope that now and in the future all parties involved in this issue will be well informed and act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different position. No one on any side of the question should be vilified, intimidated, harassed or subject to erroneous information…
    Before it accepted the invitation to join broad-based coalitions for the amendments, the Church knew that some of its members would choose not to support its position. Voting choices by Latter-day Saints, like all other people, are influenced by their own unique experiences and circumstances. As we move forward from the election, Church members need to be understanding and accepting of each other and work together for a better society.
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nov. 5, 2008
  • Power Women & the GOP

    A collection of stories this weekend on the star-dazzling women of the GOP, beginning with Cindy McCain. This NYTimes piece deals with the ethics fall-out from soliciting dirt from teenagers on Facebook about the Senator's wife. It seems someone at the Times has a sense of decency, at least gauging Clark Hoyt's reaction.

    Palin's Party is far from over - Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe.

    And the enduring love Americans have for Laura Bush-Lionel Shiver, UK Daily Telegraph.

    First Lady Laura Bush - Why Americans love Laura Bush

    Laura Bush has never confused herself with an elective official Photo: REUTERS
  • EightHate.com

    UPDATE! 

    Thousands of homosexuals turning out across the country demanding "equal rights" and protesting California's Proposition 8 supporting marriage between one man and one woman.

    While it was mostly peaceful, the anger was palpable in many cities, especially San Francisco.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, there was a scattering of darker signs calling for payback against those who backed Prop. 8.

    "Abort the Mormons," read one sign, referring to the fact that church members provided as much as half the money for Prop. 8. "Stop the H8," read another.

    Blacklists, bigots and bullies are the concerns of many people, including conservatives who might be supportive of gay marriage. But from the way many activists are behaving, they are doing themselves no favors.

    And that is why folks are keeping a close eye on this movement, to see where it goes and who is targeted. Mormons. Christians. Jews. And Straights.

    A loose coalition of organizations comprised of gay and pissed is promising, well, armeggedon.

    In fact, they are protesting TWO elections in which Californians sided with traditional marriage.Protests are one thing, but the no on Proposition 8 people are crossing the line, intimidating people, forcing folks out of jobs, attacking others, and threatening to burn churches. Sounds like something right out of the KKK handbook.

    So many conservatives are now going to monitor for civil rights violations, which may ultimately end up in court. A new website has been created called EightHate.com to monitor incidents of violence, and keep track of injuries and threats.

    I know that many in the gay community disagree with the tactics of the thugs, but more need to stand-up against the jack-boots. The roiling hatred is NOT the way to win elections. And it IS the way to energy the conservative base for 2010.

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  • John Boehner Leadership Role Challenged

    Republican minority leader John Boehner refused to fall on his sword after the blow-out election two weeks ago. And that made conservatives very, very angry. Now it appears that Dan Lundgren, northern California's few remaining republicans, is up for a bit of gauntlet tossing.

    MSM is reacting with its usual ankle-biting contempt. See for yourself at ABC's political radar website.

    ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: A conservative California congressman announced Friday that he's mounting a leadership challenge to House Minority Leader John Boehner, as the GOP continues to assess the fallout from last week’s election losses.

    Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., becomes the first rank-and-file House member to announce his intent to challenge the top House Republican in next week’s leadership elections. The No. 2 and No. 3 House Republicans have said they’re stepping down from their posts, but Boehner is seeking another term as minority leader.

    “I am embarking on this effort because I think our Party is in trouble,” Lungren wrote in a letter to colleagues Friday afternoon. “If we don’t admit our difficulties and address them aggressively, we not only run the risk of becoming a permanent Congressional Minority but we will do a disservice to our nation.”

  • Hating Christians in the Name of Love

    California is roiling over the voters’ approval of Proposition 8, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Talk about the Wild West. Thugs carrying rainbow flags, the symbol of gay pride and (alleged) tolerance, are marching around various spots in the state protesting the vote of the people.

    In fact, they are protesting TWO elections in which Californians sided with traditional marriage.Protests are one thing, but the no on Proposition 8 people are crossing the line, intimidating people, forcing folks out of jobs, attacking others, and threatening to burn churches. Sounds like something right out of the KKK handbook.

    What’s next? Will these sore losers take over the Hollywood bowl and start throwing the Christians to the lions? By the look of some of these rabid rabble rousers, they are ready for blood. They’ve had it with conservative Jews, Christians and anybody who doesn’t approve of gay marriage.

    (sign posted, and later taken down in San Francisco's Noe Valley. Courtesy SFist.com)

    Before I run down a list of the boorish and illegal behavior of the no on Proposition 8 crowd, let me offer an important tip. You gay rights folks have supporters in mainstream America and among conservatives.

    But you’re losing it faster than I can say “bigot.” That’s right. Your behavior is bigoted and you are committing hate crimes.You expect tolerance, but offer none.

    Take the case of Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre.  Well, he WAS artistic director – until a gang of intolerant gay and lesbian activists decided to boycott the theatre. Why? Eckern donated to the Yes on 8 campaign. Imagine that.

    He had the audacity to exercise his constitutional rights of expression. Now he’s out on his keester, forced to resign. Gay activists see nothing wrong with the situation. “Inequality is just plain bad for business.Just like customers would avoid a company that employs an avowed white-supremacist or anti-Semite, customers won't support a straight-supremacist,” said Brock Keeling from SFist, a gay on-line publication. “Prop 8 supporters like this guy made a public choice by donating to the campaign: to try to impose their will on other people. It's silly to pretend to be surprised that people don't want to support their own oppressors.”  

    Nobody is asking the gay community to support oppressors.

    But how about the tolerance they champion? It couldn’t be found on the campaign trail or even after the election was over, when anti-Proposition 8 mobs have taken to the streets and mowed over anybody who disagrees with them.

    Ask Phyllis Burgess, a Prop 8 supporter who was attacked. She attended a gay rights rally in Palm Springs and made the mistake of carrying a cross, a sign that she was a targeted Christian.A protester grabbed her cross, stomped on it, hit her on the head and another spit on her,Burgesssaid. "They began grabbing me. It was like a dog pack," Burgess said."I don't want to keep it peaceful anymore," one protester yelled. "We should fight! We should fight!" he shouted.

    The No on 8 campaign set the stage for a bigoted, violent campaign when it ran commercials such as one that shows two Mormon missionaries going to a house of a lesbian couple.

    The commercial shows the Mormons taking off the women’s rings and tearing up the marriage certificate. Most Rev. Stephen Blaire, Bishop of Stockton and President of the California Catholic Conference, commented in a press release, calling the ad “a blatant display of religious bigotry and intolerance” and expressing dismay any public media outlet would air it, according to Catholic News Agency.

    Folks likeJose Nunez, 37, didn’t have a chance against the No on 8 hatemongers. He was beaten until his eye dripped with blood just because he was distributing Yes on 8 signs at hischurch.

    No campaign of hate is complete without Roseanne Barr tossing in her enlightened opinion. She wrote on herblog that Jews and Christians are nothing but lobbying groups and should lose their tax exempt status.

    I didn’t see anything about her condemning the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, now infamous for his anti-American screeds from the pulpit. She also unloaded on Mormons, saying they “hate our country” and want to institute “Taliban-like polygamy.”

    This week, Barr attacked African-Americans, saying “They showed themselves every inch as bigoted and ignorant as their white christian (sic) right wing counterpartners (sic)who voted for mccain-palin and bush-cheney,” according to the Radio Equalizer.

    I guess it’s time for Christians, Jews and African-Americans to prepare for the lions and jackbooted leftist thugs who plan to disembowel the Constitution and anybody who votes contrary to their beliefs.

    Our only hope is that the hate-crime cops, championed by these very suspects, stop the rabid bigots.
  • Terminate The Governator

    California Governor Arnold SchwarzenKennedy is watching a five alarm financial fire break out across this state, and his response to the flames is to throw fuel on it.

    Our Governor is more than an embarassment. He is toxic to our finances, after presiding over a 40 billion dollar deficit that is going to require a huge financial bail-out, taxes increases through the roof, and dramatic slashes in services.

    Investors Daily Business takes note of the god-awful mess and the political malpractice committed by a member of my own party called "Where Have You Gone, Gray Davis?"

    Priorities: California is headed toward fiscal disaster, thanks to the worst performance by any state, ever. So what does Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger do? Convene a big meeting on global warming, of course .

     

  • The Chosen One 2.0

    We lost a lot more than an election, folks.

    In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo , the text message announcing the choice of

    AP – In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo , the text message announcing the choice of Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware …   

    NEW YORK – Transition officials call it Obama 2.0 — an ambitious effort to transform the president-elect's vast Web operation and database of supporters into a modern new tool to accomplish his goals in the White House.

    If it works, the new president could have an unprecedented ability to appeal for help from millions of Americans who already favor his ideas, bypassing the news media to pressure Congress."He's built the largest network anyone has ever seen in politics, and congressional Republicans are clueless about the communications shift that has happened," Democratic strategist Joe Trippi proclaims.

    The results, he says, "will be amazing to watch."Republicans say they'll be watching for White House Web outreach that appears overly political."Hopefully, Obama will be a president for all Americans, not just the political supporters on his e-mail list," said Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant.

    Obama's people know they'll have to extend their reach.During his 21-month campaign, Obama built a list of 3.1 million contributors and over 10 million supporters who helped power his victories over Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican John McCain.

    In addition to helping raise a staggering $660 million, the campaign's Web effort reinforced his message and themes, responded to political attacks and created volunteer social networks that served as the basis for his field operation.Obama's team is determining how best to convert his army of online activists into a viral lobbying and communications machine. Staffers are reluctant to discuss specifics, but Obama clearly is poised to become the first truly "wired" president of the digital age.

  • How Conservatives Can Win Elections in Blue States

    ...like California, for example. The best advice I can give is to run an actual conservativein party elections, people who can speak intelligently and passionately about conservative ideals of limited government, lower taxes and national security.

    An excellent start in that direction is today's announcement that Chuck DeVore of Southern California, a conservative Assemblyman, is going up against "bouncing" Babs Boxer (bouncing as in her involvement in a Congressional check-kiting scheme in the 90's.)

    Read what others are saying about this David vs. Goliath race.

     RedState       

    WizBang       

    Red County

  • Jonesing for a Political Fix? Step Right Up!

    If you are suffering from withdrawal as the Presidential silly season ends, then focus on the California Governor's race.

    It has all the intrigue, back-stabbing, political infighting and narcissism of national politics, beginning with Senator Dianne Feinstein's nearly inevitable entry into the race. She's the 800 lb. gorilla that other candidates are skeered of - (sorry for that image!)

    Who else is interested, (besides AG Jerry Brown, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and my dog Riley?)

    Well, it appears that EBay's Meg Whitman is getting the buzz from the MSM. SFgate.com is sizing up the situation.

    Whitman's early steps

    Whitman has hired Steve Schmidt, who ran Schwarzenegger's 2006 re-election campaign and McCain's presidential effort, as a political strategist and is attempting to buy back a number of Web addresses, including Whitmanforgovernor.com and meg2010.com.

    The Atherton resident also gave $200,000 to the "Yes on Prop. 11" campaign, a redistricting measure on last week's ballot that is dear to the hearts of California Republicans. It holds a slim lead with 2.1 million votes still uncounted.

    Hmmm.

    Steve Schmidt, former political operative for GWB, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John McCain.

    Steve Schmdit, Palin trash talking rumor monger?

    Or not.

     

  • Palin Power Proves Enduring

    Sarah Palin is the object of some actual, factual reporting by the New York Times.

    Smelling salts, please!


    November 11, 2008, 5:49 pm

    Palin’s Appeal Proves Durable

    Sarah Palin

    As she seeks to recover politically from her failed election bid on Senator John McCain’s ticket, the big question for Gov. Sarah Palin has been whether her backers would remain enthusiastic over the long run.

    As it turns out, over the past few days, about 1,000 people have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Our Country Deserves Better, a political action committee that is planning a pro-Palin advertisement later this month.

    “We thought it would be appropriate to have the thank-you ad run around Thanksgiving,” said Joe Wiezbicki, the PAC’s coordinator. The group expects to shoot on Monday and raise “a couple hundred thousand dollars” to buy airtime nationally.

    Our Country Deserves Better, based in Sacramento, was founded during the campaign to draw contrasts between Senator Barack Obama and John McCain, holding a cross-country, 40-stop tour and even running a pro-Palin commercial. Ms. Palin’s nomination brought praise from conservatives, and she drew large, enthusiastic crowds.

    But now, Mr. Wierzbicki said, there has been “an absence of a pro-Palin cohort.”

    If you want to donate to the pro-Palin commerical, here's the link. 

  • Veterans Day, 2008

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    All across America, veterans from inside the Sandbox (also known as Iraq) and Afghanistan are flying home to their family and friends, as the gradual draw-down begins of troops serving from the Middle East.

    These warriors have fought bravely, with honor and distinction in temperatures that soared to 130 degrees in the shade, and freezing single digits at night.

    They have killed, and been killed.

    These military men and women have assured freedom for the Iraqi and Afghan people, in a part of the world where "freedom is just another word, with nothing left to lose" to borrow from Janis Joplin.

    By engaging Al Qaida in the hellholes left behind by Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden, the enemy lost his war with America.

    We have triumphed, and will continue our winning ways because of the grit and guts of our heroes. For serving in these two wars, and all wars that came before, our soldiers deserve our gratitude.

    I thank-you. We all thank-you and bless you and your families.

    Hug a hero today. You'll know him or her by the uniform they wear, or the stories they share. It is important to remember. 

    Honor our Vets, Send a Package to the Troops

     

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  • Honoring Our Heroes

     {Ed. Debbie Lee, mother of Marc Alan Lee, the first Navy Seal killed in the Iraq war, has written her story in observance of Veterans Day.}

    Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
     
    A 'war veteran' (from Latin vetus, meaning "old")[1] is a person who has or is working in the armed forces
     
    Our Vets:    Heroes...............Defender's of Freedom..................Warriors........................Protectors
     
    They are our sons, our daughters, our husbands, our wives, our Mother's and Father's. Their your neighbor, your teacher, your police officer, your Doctor, your nurse, your Pastor. They are young and old, tall and short, and from every ethnic background. They live in cities and rural communities, in the North, the South, the East, the West.
     
    Some served one tour and others a lifetime. Some during times of peace yet others in the bloodiest battles of Germany, France, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or other countries of turmoil. Many have sacrificed their limbs, their eyes, their future and many have sacrificed their lives. Yet they all seem to have a common thread of selfless valor that runs through their veins. They are true patriots who because they deeply love their country, their families and their freedoms that they courageously prepare for battle so if they are called to defend this nation that they so love they are ready.  
     
    I visited Fort RoseCrans National Cemetery in San Diego yesterday and placed flowers and a flag on my sons grave. My Mighty Warrior, Marc Alan Lee, the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq 8-2-06. As I drove in the main gate they had 6 extra flags at the base of the huge flag pole. The wind was causing the flags to appear as though they were standing proudly at attention. As I sat on Marc's grave and processed through the different emotions of pride, of love, of emptiness I glanced up the hill through the rows and rows of marble headstones to the flags that were majestically flapping in the extreme wind. So many have given so much to make sure that those colors still fly boldly representing "One Nation under God," and the freedoms that we have in America. Freedoms we enjoy because of all of our Vets whether Sailor, Marines, Soldiers or Airmen, our Vets who deeply gave. 
     
    I know the price of freedom and I understand the sacrifices that our troops have given. They have done that for me, for you, for this nation. They didn't do that for rewards or medals or recognition, but today please join me as our nation chooses to remember collectively and thank them and celebrate who they are and what they have selflessly given. I choose to do that every day because they are my HEROES and I am so grateful! 
     
    In a last letter home, Marc challenges us to do random acts of kindness and I would ask you, in his memory, to honor our Vets today by picking up the check for their meal, coffee, groceries or whatever you can. Be as generous as you can. It's a small token of our appreciation for all they have sacrificed. These are my heroes and have given so much not expecting anything in return. Attend a parade, thank them, shake their hands, give them a hug from a grateful nation.
     
    Don't forget those who are deployed. Send a care package, e-mail a card, check on their families. Please remember the families of the fallen who gave it all and share your gratitude and love with them. 
     
    Thank you to everyone of you who has served or who is serving. You are my heroes and today I celebrate you and honor you for all you have sacrificed and given for me and my freedoms.
     
    Celebrating Our Vets,
     
    Debbie Lee
  • Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps!

    I was going to write a piece about honoring the United States Marines on the Corps 233rd birthday, but so many others are more powerfully eloquent than I.

    My dear friend Kyle-Anne Shiver emails me this note that I want to share.

    We just spent $5 billion on a political campaign and I don't recall hearing a word about our American troops still fighting in our name for the very liberties we just now celebrated at our ballot boxes.

    What a disgrace our media has become!  Glorifying the mundane and the frivolous to the exclusion of the substantial.

    In the words of Forrest Gump:  "Stupid is as stupid does."

    Does our media know its new name?  IDIOCRACY.

    Please visit American Thinker today to read my column on our troops, who are still serving in the war zones, and how we can tell them we appreciate them, we thank them and we LOVE them.  Because of them, I live and breathe free this day.  And so do you.

    "American Troops Still in Harm's Way?  Oh yeah.  Them."

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/american_troops_still_in_harms.html

    Oh, and if you speak your mind today, thank an American soldier.  If you visit your Church or Synagogue today, thank an American soldier.  If you buy an uncensored book today, thank an American soldier.  If you buy a gun for protection today, thank an American soldier.  If you argue with state authorities over their incompetence today, thank an American soldier.

    I'm sure we can all think of a thousand other things this very day for which to thank our American Armed Forces.

    Their voluntary service keeps us the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free!

    Kyle-Anne Shiver

    Last night, I attended the homecoming of 140 of America's finest - US Marines returning home from Iraq. They were greeted by hundreds of residents, many who drove long distances to get to the Alameda Marine Training Center to welcome these guys and gals home.

    Hundreds of Patriot Guard Riders, with their pipes rumbling, accompanied the troops from Camp Pendleton to Alameda. Dozens of police and firefighters brought their trucks and sirens to overpasses along the way.

    I expect this in other parts of the country. But not California. This warms my heart to know that people are awakening to the freedom they have due to the sacrifice of our soldiers.

    I'll be posting photos from this amazing event throughout the day...so visit the Photo Gallery to see what's online now.

    While you are waiting for these picture (and I know you are!) check out Ron Winter's column on birthday wishes for the USMC, of which he knows a little something. He is a Vietnam veteran who proudly served in the Marine Corps.

  • We Love Sarah! Palin for President!

    Here is some news that is bound to piss off the Liberals. A new Rasmussen poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Republicans want Sarah Palin as their presidential nominee in 2012.

    Meanwhile, Governor Palin has returned to Alaska, and has lashed back at the twits who are trashing her from the McCain campaign, anonymously, of course.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called her critics cowards and jerks Friday for deriding her anonymously and insisted she never asked for the expensive wardrobe purchased for her use on the presidential campaign.

    "I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr. Pepper once in a while," Palin said as she returned to the governor's office from her two-month odyssey as theGOPvicepresidentialnominee. She said the Republican National Committee paid for the tens of thousands of dollars in designer clothes and accessories.

    "Those are the RNC's clothes. They're not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything," she said

  • Activist Homosexuals Call for Boycott of Utah

    Some members of the activist Gay community are calling for the boycott of Utah, after the defeat of Proposition 8 here in California banning marriage between he-he's and she-she's, a big no-no.

    Why Utah? Because that is where the Mormon Church is located.

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's growing tourism industry and the star-studded Sundance Film Festival are being targeted for a boycott by bloggers, gay rights activists and others seeking to punish the Mormon church for its aggressive promotion of California's ban on gay marriage.

    It could be a heavy price to pay. Tourism brings in $6 billion a year to Utah, with world-class skiing, a spectacular red rock country and the film festival founded by Robert Redford, among other popular tourist draws.

    "At a fundamental level, the Utah Mormons crossed the line on this one," said gay rights activist John Aravosis, an influential blogger in Washington, D.C.

    "They just took marriage away from 20,000 couples and made their children bastards," he said. "You don't do that and get away with it.

    Supporters of same-sex marriage rally in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. Demonstrators marched through the city protesting the passage of Proposition 8, a ballot measure amending California’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. From right to left are Marissa Rea, Rachel Frankel, Ashley Anderson and Jordan Bacon. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    This is a such a scream. The gays are going to boycott the Sundance Film Festival?!

    That's right, because Robert Redford is such a conservative. Um-hmm.

     It seems to me that the activist crowd ought to be singling out the real culprits. The African-American community. Blacks are the ones who voted overwhelmingly  in California to approve Prop. 8.

    Yet...I don't see the gays marching in front of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, or down in Watts.

    Oh, one more thing. There are no conservatives calling the children of homosexuals bastards. None. Period. 

  • Crunching Election Numbers, Surprise Findings

    How many times have you heard the word "historic" in reference to this election? Yes, it is the first time for a black Presidency, and it is also historic we have elected the most hard-left candidate without deception since Henry Wallace assumed the Vice-Presidency, as Victor Davis Hanson points out.

    But the road to the White House also has a rather conventional explanation.

    CNN's Political Ticker is reporting that the voter turn-out was almost EXACTLY THE SAME as 2004.

    What was the difference? Low turn-out for Republicans.

    And what does that mean? The GOP nominated the wrong guy, that's what.

    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new report from American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago — or at most has risen by less than 1 percent.

    Clickhere to read the entire report.

    The report released Thursday estimates that between 126.5 and 128.5 million Americans cast ballots in the presidential election earlier this week. Those figures represent 60.7 percent or, at most, 61.7 percent of those eligible to vote in the country.

    “A downturn in the number and percentage of Republican voters going to the polls seemed to be the primary explanation for the lower than predicted turnout,” the report said. Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.

  • Obama Supporter & Teacher Mocks Child Whose Father is Serving in Iraq

    If you are at all concerned about your blood pressure, have a faint heart, or are easily sickened by cruelty, please DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER.

    My friend Dan Mahoney of Gathering of Eagles is sending around this shocking email.....

    This is a video of Diantha Harris, a lifelong democrat and avid Barack Obama supporter. She is also a lousy schoolteacher, as is evidenced by the mushmouthed kids in her class. And instead of concentrating on grammar and English, math and science, she abuses and ridicules any child who dares to speak up in support of John McCain. This video is part of a Finnish documentary on Obama fans, and it is shocking that you have to go to a foreign country to learn what goes on in our own classrooms. See how she singles out the little girl and mocks her for having an absent parent, who is off defending the country, and lies to her, saying her Dad would have to stay in Iraq for a hundred years? The little girl was ready to cry.

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    Partial Transcript:We want to talk about the presidential election. I want to ask you, who are you pulling for? Raise your hand.
    Obama.
    You pullin for Obama. Who you pullin for?
    Obama.
    Any of you pullin for John McCain? That's fine, say him as well.
    Obama.
    Obama.
    John, oh lord, John McCain.
    Oh Jesus, John McCain.
    ok, now I wanna axe you somethin.
    why are you pullin for John McCain? It's ok, but why are you pullin for John McCain?
    I thinks it's because my parents are going for him too.
    Ok, your parents are going for him. Why are you pullin for Borack. Barack
    I just want a black president sometimes.
    Ok, you want a black president.
    The reason why I want Barack Obama is because he's making good changes in the good country and stuff like that.
    So, he's making good changes for our country. Now can you tell me just a little bit more, like what type of changes?
    Like not having big fights between Iraq and having soldiers killed.
    So in other words, Barack is going to end that war in Iraq. What do you all know about that war in Iraq?
    [Harris addresses Kathy] Talk, cause yo daddy in the military. Talk. It’s a senseless war! And by the way, Kathy, the person that you’re picking for president said that our troops could stay in Iraq for another hundred years if they need to!
    [Kathy bites her lip, looks ashamed. Other kids stare at Kathy, laugh, smirk.]
    So that means that your daddy could stay in the military for another hundred years!
     


    Now. Here's the information that you're wanting right about now. The teacher's name is Diantha Harris. Although this incident took place in Asheville, NC, Harris is currently in the Cumberland county school system in Fayetteville. Harris' School email form can be accessed here:http://www.mmes.ccs.k12.nc.us/email/diathaharris.htm Cumberland County Board of Educationhttp://www.communications.ccs.k12.nc.us/Board/BOE.htm 

     

  • Ten Safety Tips to Choose Conservative President 2012

     Or The Moderate Republicans Lost by Melanie Morgan at WorldNetDaily.com

    Dear fellow conservatives,

    Let's stop beating ourselves up over the McCain loss and start looking forward to the guys and gals on our bench who are conservatives. The real kind. The reason the Republicans lost is McCain is not conservative. So we didn't even have a horse in this race until he chose Sarah Palin, which is why the crowds grew exponentially and the money began flowing. This should be the GOP's first clue that we won't win unless we support true conservatives.

    So cancel all of the meetings and stop the navel gazing. If you blue-blood Republicans want to get together to play golf and cry about the whooping you took in this election, be my guest. And stop beating up on Sarah Palin. If you keep it up, you'll gift the leftists with another win like this year's.

    Perhaps Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, director and Senior Fellow of Concerned Women For America's Beverly LaHaye Institute, said it best.

    "With the presidential election over, the news media is turning its attention to Sarah Palin, coverage that will guarantee headlines and generate on-air time for those reporters who continue in their politics of personal destruction. Some reporters are delving into media archives to find any instance of misspeaking or comments that can be misconstrued to show her supposed 'ignorance,' 'inexperience,' or 'unsuitability for public office,'" Crouse said.

    (Column continues below)

     

    "Sarah Palin, the newest star on the political horizon and the most natural campaigner since Ronald Reagan, is not only a Republican, she is also a woman. She is not only a woman, she is a conservative woman. She is not only a conservative woman, she is a Christian conservative woman. It is entirely predictable, but unconscionable, that the media would consider her fair game for personal destruction. They must realize, however, that their bias and distortions all but destroyed their credibility during the 2008 presidential campaign."

    I couldn't say it any better. If you are joining the pack of rabid jackals attacking Sarah Palin, you are not a conservative. Period.

    We haven't elected a true conservative since Ronald Reagan. It's time to tear the scabs off the gaping wound that has festered for too long. No more compassionate conservatism, moderate conservatism, or any other left-tained version of conservatism. Let's get back to the conservatism of President Reagan, the kind that loves our country for its goodness, its righteousness, its deep-rooted love and protection of freedom.

    It's time to see the good in our country and stop beating it up for political points of populism with the world outside our borders.

    Here are my important safety tips to choosing a real conservative presidential candidate:

    • Make sure he/she doesn't faint when looking at the pictures of Sarah Palin with a dead Moose.

    • Make sure he/she knows how to stand by our troops. That means funding the war on radical Muslims jihadists. It also means standing up against artificial timelines to withdraw our troops. It also means calling a spade a spade. We are fighting a war against radical Muslims. Say it. Believe it.

    • Make sure he/she believes in Capitalism with a capital C. No further explanation is needed.

    • Make sure he/she has never "crossed the aisle" to work with any of the Kennedys. In fact, he/she must promise that, if elected, he/she will never invite any of the Kennedys to the White House for dinner or a movie.

    • Make sure that he/she swears that he/she will never agree to bailouts, not even when the Kennedys' yacht takes on water.

    • Make sure that he/she understands that the sun causes global warming and the moon looks nice when it's full over the Pacific Ocean.

    • Make sure that he/she comprehends that, even though President-elect Obama believes that Iran is a very small threat, the country's nuclear ambitions include intense global warming for our ally, Israel. And we, the Great Satan, must be prepared to make glass of Iran if it misuses its new energy source to hurt our friends. President Reagan called it peace through strength – well, it will be peace if the Iranians keep their nuclear reactors to themselves.

    I have many more tests to ensure we get a true conservative next time. We have great prospects. One thing is very clear: The moderate conservatives have had their go at it. There should be no war in the Republican Party. The moderates lost. We know this because they are attacking Sarah Palin, a conservative woman. They fear she will be a strong contender against their future wobbly candidates.

    We won't know who will step up to the plate, but we do know they must be conservative. The moderates lost. It's time for them to step aside and work on behalf of a Reagan conservative.

  • What's Next? Melanie Morgan

    Greetings Folks,

    Many of you have written to me asking what is going on in my professional life, and whether I am going back on the radio or TV anytime soon, especially after a tough election.

    The answer is - maybe.

    I am continuing to do guest spots on Fox News and other broadcast outlets, as well as writing my weekly column for WorldNetDaily.com.

    But I am really jazzed about my newest venture into the New Media world!

    I am working for Smartnow.com, a website that features expert information on health, beauty, fitness and inspiration, as well as a social community for women 30 +, and we throw in some politics, too!

    Mostly, though, if you have questions, we have experts that directly affect the lives of women.

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  • Broken Promises 2.0

    ..and so it begins in earnest, as angry mobs of Obama supporters discover that The Chosen One is a mere mortal, prone to lying and cheating just like any ordinary politican.

    Indianapolis - Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.

    The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.

    "I want my money today! It's my money. I want it right now!" yelled one former campaign worker.

    A former spokesman for the Obama campaign said 375 people were hired as part of the Vote Corps program and said people signed up to work three-hour shifts at a time. Three hours of canvassing got workers a $30 pre-paid Visa card.

    The workers showed up to get their cards Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.

    "There was a note on the door saying 1:00 pm and then at 1:20 pm everybody was like why is nobody here. They just got here and they're trying to get it organized," said Heather Richards, a former campaign worker.

    The large gathering of around 375 people prompted police to call in extra officers and set up temporary barricades. The barricades helped keep the crowd from spilling out onto Meridian Street. Police say the several hundred people in line were for the most part orderly.

    Diane Jefferson

  • "Small, Bitter People" Sarah Palin Responds

    The diminishment of Sarah Palin has begun in earnest from the losers inside the McCain campaign, some of the leakers from within the circle of trust, others not.

    This is infuriating. And unacceptable. These are churlish, petty people who need to keep their damn mouths shut.

    Michelle Malkin has details of the trashing, and Erick Erickson at RedState has a proposal to do something about it: hold "anonymous" sources accountable.

     

    ".......RedState is pleased to announce it is engaging in a special project.

     

    We're tracking down all the people from the McCain campaign now whispering smears against Palin to Carl Cameron and others.

     

    We intend to constantly remind the base about these people and, when 2012 rolls around, see which candidates hire them.  Naturally then, you'll see us go to war against those candidates.

     

    It is our expressed intention to make these few people the political equivalent of the plague."  

     

     

  • Heal Thy Own Damn Wounds

    Grace in Victory?

    My organization Move America Forward, the largest pro-troop group in the country, has been doing battle with VoteVets.org, a far-left organization of Iraq war veterans headed by Jon Soltz, a former Army Captain, for almost three years.

    Today I recieved a gloating email, and a request for donations to keep the spin alive that America has been involved in a pointless, murderous war and to demand from our elected leaders immediate withdrawal from the victorious battlefield in Iraq.

    It is pretty typical of the ridiculous position these guys (Obama supporters all)  find themselves in - advocating for surrender in a war already won.

    But note the salutation at the top. Classy, huh? Is this what we can expect from the Obama administration who vows to bring the country together and work past our differences? Just askin'.

    Dear Stinky Hagg,

    Well, it was a long campaign season, and there was a lot of work to be done.  I wanted to first thank you for everything you have given us and our endorsed candidates.  I’m very excited to report to you that all the work has paid off, and we’ll be sending a new crop of veterans to Congress, to join those we currently have there........

    Thanks for all of your support.

    Sincerely,

    Jon Soltz
    Iraq War Veteran
    Chairman, VoteVets.org

     

     

    What are the troops saying about the election? Check it out here.

     

  • Unfinished Business For the Right, From the Right

    Open Memo to the Conservative Elite...
    Posted by: Matt Lewis at 9:36 AM



    Nov. 5, 2008

    FROM:     Matt Lewis, Townhall.com

    TO:         Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, David Frum, and Christopher Buckley

    CC:         Gov. Sarah Palin

    Re:            We Miss You

    _____________________________________________________

    Dear Colleagues (Okay, you're waaay more important than me)...,

    I wanted to congratulate you on your contributions to the recent presidential election. Without your help, this might have been a closer race.

    You gave the media an excuse to assert that “conservatives” hated Sarah Palin so much that they were jumping off the McCain campaign like rats off a sinking ship. Despite the fact that Palin was reinvigorating the conservative movement and drew huge crowds, you felt the irrational need to ignore the evidence and insist that Sarah was a walking blonde joke.

    Great job!

    Of course, you probably lost you any credibility you had with realconservatives…you know, the rank-and-file voters. But, hey, I’m sure it was more than worth it considering that you became overnight sensations on the Georgetown cocktail circuit (where people wouldn't have given you the time of day had you actually stuck by your beliefs).

    Even if you didn’t get into those parties, you at least got your 15 minutes of fame. It must be wonderful to suddenly be catapulted from “syndicated columnist” to “leading conservative” (that would be you, Ms. Parker), or to finally emerge from your father’s shadow (Mr. Buckley), or to finally be able to cast yourself as an “outsider” (Mr. Frum). 

    I suppose that I can’t really begrudge you for trying to hitch your wagon to Barack Obama’s star. Everybody loves him, it seemed like a foregone conclusion (it was), and you saw your opening.

    You’d never met Gov. Palin, you had no personal connection to her, so why not throw her under the bus? A little intellectual dishonesty never hurt anyone, and being good pseudo-conservative intellectual, you understood the benefit of behaving as a self-interested individual. Ayn Rand would be so proud of you. 

    Unfortunately, you goofed up on just one little issue. You forgot about the long-term impacts of your decisions; you turned a blind eye to the out-and-out ideology of Barack Obama.

    ... High taxes, the fairness doctrine, universal healthcare, more regulation in all aspects of your life….that’s all going to be at least partially your fault. And frankly, I lied about Ayn Rand being proud of you -- she’d probably smack you in the face for allowing such a dramatic erosion of your personal freedoms.  

    That said, all is not necessarily lost. After four years of Obama, I’m sure that you will have realized the error in your ways (or at least that you weren’t actually behaving in your own self-interest). Hence, I would like to take this opportunity to extend an olive branch.

    ... As far as I'm concerned, you are welcome back in the conservative movement at any time you wish. We really do miss your contributions, and to be honest, we’re a little worried about you being out in the world all alone.

    We are waiting with open arms, and we can only hope that you find your way home before we elect President Palin in 2012. After that, we can’t really guarantee that we’ll be able to rehabilitate you.   

    Again, we miss you terribly and hope that you will come home soon.

    Love,

    Matt Lewis

  • Blow-Out for Obama, GOP Re-Groups

    The second-guessing, finger- pulling, er, pointing has begun...and the right-bloggers are going at it full-tilt. That is a good thing. We need to GET IT RIGHTthis time, and get back on our game.

    No whining allowed.

    Let's begin, okay? Okay. 

    Jon Fleischman of the Flash Report who correctly susses out that our leadership (John Boehner, GOP House Minority Leader) has made critical tactical and strategic mistakes.

    Here are four reasons why Boehner needs to go.  

     

    1)  He participated in the outrageous bail out of wall street.  As our leader that is UNACCEPTABLE.  Like, REALLY unacceptable.  REALLY REALLY unacceptable.

    2) You can be a conservative, and still be ineffective.  For example, Boehner doesn’t carry earmarks.  But lacks the gravitas as leader get his colleagues to do the same.  Boehner is the “nice guy” that everyone likes because he basically tells everything, “This is what I think we should do, but do what you want.”  We need a leader who is willing to be more aggressive, and use both the carrot and the stick.

    3) In reality, we have in place in our conference all of the same folks that overspent under Hastert.  Everything was transitioned, intact, to Boehner.  Hastert’s Whips are Boehner’s.  Hastert’s Committee Chairs are Boehner’s ranking members.  My favorite “poster child” example is that one of the most shameful supporters and authors of egregious earmarks, Jerry Lewis, is STILL the ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee.  So we have to explain why he, and all of the others who were in charge when we had the majority, should be plugged right back into Chairmanships.  A change in leader would mean a whole new group of folks coming into these spots – or at least a lot of them.

    4) Finally, there is a very important public and symbolic gesture taking place when a party that is losing on policy and political battles CHANGES its Team Captain.  It is a visible and easy to communicate change – it says, “We are doing things differently than we have.” Boehner’s re-election is tantamount to electing a “loyal opposition” leader – as opposed to making a change to someone else who can symbolize a GOP that wants to regain the majority.

     
  • It's Over ....Say Hello to President Obama

    As they say in show business - that's a wrap.

    First Pennsylvania, and now Ohio. It is over for the McCain campaign

    I'll be away from my website for a bit, googling various underground bunkers. (Just kidding.)

    Americans are going to be in for big surprises when President Obama begins a reign of retribution against his political foes. (I better keep my tax attorney Steve Moskowitz very very close.)

    I am going to spend the rest of the evening keeping a close eye on several other GOP elections, like Steve Stivers, an Iraq war veteran in Ohio, Marilyn Musgrave in Colorado and William Russell in Pennsylanvia. Bill Russell is running against the Fat Bastard Jack Murtha.

    Meanwhile, Mark Tapscott just closed out his blog for the Washington Examiner.  Tapscott's Copy Desk. 

    I'll leave you this evening with two hijacked lines from my blogger friends.

    "...Celebrate democracy, and especially what it implies: opposition,
    defiance, resistance. Tomorrow we begin."
    Josh Trevino.
     

    "...Obama will become what Bush was to the Democrats." Anonymous

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    Order early and often.

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  • Election Drama - It's Almost Over

    Some random thoughts on what the pundits call a historic day.

    -Don't vote. Yeah, you read it right. Don't cast a ballot if you are ignorant of the issues or the candidates. Please, it just screws things up for the rest of us who are aware and have done our homework.

    -Here in San Francisco, the Board of Stupidvisors is looking into creating a task force for making the city's own voting machines. My guess is that the liberal lefties want to make it easier to steal votes in The City.

    They had to work too hard in 2004.

    Speaking SF politics, the residents here are going to be voting today to name a sewage plant after George W. Bush.

    I may be going out on a limb here with a prediction, but I think it is going to pass. Handily.

    -Who is going to play the election fraud card first? The Dem's or the Rep's? Hard to tell. Both sides will have a case by the end of the day, that is for sure.

    ELECTION UPDATE: VOTER FRAUD IN PHILADELPHIA 

    -The Black Panthers are intimidating voters in Philly...police called...Michelle Malkin wonders if this is what Obama means by a "civilian security force."  Fox News has an update.

    -Our military is getting screwed again. Thousands of ballots won't be counted.

    -My pal James Robbins at NRO has a piece up now on what to look for as the results come in. Great read.

    -Hillary is breaking the rules. Hillary who?

    -Obama thanks his biggest supporters today. The press.

    -Do you recall journalists ever excitedly proclaiming long lines at the polls when those lined up to vote are evangelicals? 

    -I'll be adding to my random thoughts as the day progress. Right now I am going to take a shower, think about foreign countries that have a reasonably conservative government and tropical tempertures, and then go vote. I'll be back later.

    Update! My ballot has been cast.

    Here in Marin County, California where there is high density of looney leftists, the turn-out seems to be rather shallow. I just returned from my polling station and there were only 3 actual voters.

    Early voting could account for that, but I expected hordes of granola crunchers to be in the streets, waving down fellow travelers …

     BTW, I think that if Obama wins, we should be seriously considering the possibility that early voting is responsible. The long lines for early voters creates a narrative for the liberal media to insist on record turn-out for the Democrats. That is meant to intimidate and discourage the GOP voters.That is my story and I’m sticking to it.

     

  • Palin Played By the Rules, Cleared in Troopergate

    Sarah Palin broke no rules in the attempted dismissal of her former brother-in-law who was involved in a nasty divorce dispute with her sister, tasered his 10-year old stepson, threatened her parents, and drove a state vehicle while legally drunk.

    That is the conclusion of an independent Personnel  Board investigation of the Alaska Governor's handling of the situation.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A report has cleared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ofethics violations in the firing of her public safety commissioner.

    Released Monday, the report says there is no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with the firing. The report was prepared by Timothy Petumenos, an independent counsel for the Alaska Personnel Board.

    A separate legislative investigation recently concluded that Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, abused her office by allowing her husband and staffers to pressure the public safety commissioner to fire astate trooper who went through a nasty divorce from Palin's sister.

    Palin says the firing had nothing to do with the trooper.

    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.

    So another left-wing attack vein severed. But it is too late to save Sarah's reputation.

  • Conservative Chic(k)

    From Mary Katherine Hamm:

    I was surprised, even after having watched the whole election carefully, at the sheer number and audacity of Obama's flip-flops, opportunism and sometimes outright lies:




    MKH's best friend Michelle Malkin is reporting on Obama's Aunti Onyanga.

     Watch out for that bus!

  • Finally! Defenders for Palin

    Palin Mugging Brings No CounterattackBy Roger Stone

    Sarah Palin: Just getting started

    "Never before in the history of American politics has any political candidate ever been so maligned by the unrepentant liberal biased media, the pseudo-intellectuals, the Hollywood elite, and the bloggers and the haters" - Naomi Judd, introducing Gov. Sarah Palin at a rally in Springfield, Mo.

    Actress-singer Naomi Judd could figure it out but the morons in the McCain campaign couldn't. Those in the media elite who have successfully created a caricature of Governor Sarah Palin needed to be strongly counterattacked, not ignored.

    They told us that she insisted on the teaching of creationism in the public schools to the exclusion of other theories of design - a lie. They told us that her daughter was really the mother of her Down Syndrome baby - a lie.

    These pointy-heads tell us Palin is unqualified to be President - even though she has written an $11 billion dollar state budget, leads an organization with 29,000 employees, cut taxes providing a rebate of $1,300 for every Alaska taxpayer and she negotiated the start of a natural-gas pipeline that will be the largest civil engineering project on this continent - a goal that eluded three of her predecessors as Governor.

    Much more preferable is Joe Biden, the Senate bloviator who, when he is not stuffing his lobbyist son and brother's pockets with bribes, has managed to have a perfect record on foreign policy - he has managed to be wrong on every major foreign policy question since coming to the Senate. This gaffe-a-day blow-hard couldn't hold a real job out side of elective office.

  • Live From the Battleground States, Newest Updates

    Folks, I couldn't be more excited by what I have seen and experienced on the ground in Ohio and Pennsylvania, from where I have just returned.

    There are enough GOP volunteers flying in from non-contested states that campaign workers and activists are literally tripping over each other!

    Yesterday, I was in New Stanton, Pennsylvania where my group Move America Forward's PAC delivered an endorsement to Lt. Colonel Bill Russell (Ret.) who is on his way to possibily upsetting Congressman Jack Murtha, the anti-American, Marine-baiting, Nancy Pelosi sidekick.

    Vets for Freedom, Pro-Life groups, the NRA, and half a dozen other high value voter activist organizations are fanning out across western PA. today with the Russell campaign.

    Yesterday was aVERY exciting event that gives me great hope for swinging the rest of the state, but mostly for the opportunity to kick "The Fat Little Bastard" as the Marines call Murtha, right out of office. 

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    There are thousands of reasons for optimism for Tuesday. The GOP is energized and activated. But we still need to turn out the vote.

    And from Rich Galen, Republican strategist who is watching the numbers, we are seeing positive movement for McCain.

    • Bill McInturff, pollster for the McCain campaign took a look at a series of polls taken by the Mason-Dixon company in the battleground states. The numbers? This is a long way from over.
    • According to the note Bill sent here are the results from yesterday morning:
    OH 47-45 McCain +2
    NC 49-46 McCain +3
    VA 44-47 Obama  +3
    CO 44-49 Obama  +5
    MO 47-46 McCain +1
    NV 43-47 Obama  +4

     

    • According to McInturff, it is important to note that even in the states Obama is leading he is under 50%. So is McCain, but the case we are making is this thing has not yet been decided.
    • In Pennsylvania - which I have been saying is going to be 21 electoral votes for McCain - the race is tightening daily. After being stuck at a double-digit lead for Obama for the past two weeks, a newspaper poll released yesterday showed the lead down to seven for Obama.
    • Remember that Hillary beat Obama by about 10 percentage points in the primary there, despite being outspent 3-1. Pennsylvanians - at least rural Pennsylvanians - were the subject of Obama's highly touted closed-press fundraising remarks in San Francisco.
    • Obama, talking about job losses over the past 25 years, said (according to the transcript in the Huffington Post):

    "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest … they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

    • Let's go back to Ohio for a second (in which Mason-Dixon has McCain with a two point lead). Two years ago, in the wipe-out of 2006, Republicans lost pretty much everything there was to lose: Governor. U.S. Senator. Control of the State Legislature. At least one U.S. House seat.
    • In 2006 Governor Robert Taft was so unpopular he was the only politician in the United States who wished he had George Bush's approval numbers. Congressman Bob Ney went to jail in the Jack Abramoff scandal. And on and on.
    • In 2007 no one would have believed that Ohio was going to be seriously contested in the Presidential race. The GOP was so far down, that it was pretty much off the board as a battleground state. In 2008, not only is Ohio in play, but McCain has a slight lead.
    • Oh, and by the way, Gov. Sarah Palin was at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 45750 yesterday. She was greeted by, according to reporting by Melissa Walther in the Marietta Register, a "pumped up" crowd "of more than 2,000" at the field house on the campus.
    • Two thousand people in Canton or Columbus, Ohio is one thing. Two thousand people in Marietta is something else, again.
    • what I mean?
    • I don't believe I'm breaching a confidence by relaying this from McInturff's e-mail:

    In our internal numbers, there has been positive movement on voters seeing Obama as the "risky choice" and as McCain as the candidate who "will keep taxes low." As a pollster, this means there is a shift on the attributes that helps provide an understanding of what is causing the ballot to tighten.

    • I am certainly not predicting a McCain victory on Tuesday. But neither should the press corps be predicting an Obama victory on Tuesday.
    • There may be upwards of 130 million Americans voting in this election (not counting Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and all the other cartoon characters registered by ACORN). That may be 10 million or more than voted in 2004 - the previous high turnout.
    • As we head into the final stretch, make certain you are one of them.
  • A Magical Moment for GOP

    If you are feeling squeamish about the election polls for McCain/Palin ticket, take a look at gasoline prices here in the battleground state of Ohio. It is a $1.99  gallon. Imagine that.

    We took this picture after campaigning for Ohio State Senator Steve Stivers , an Iraq war veteran and Republican who is running in an open seat to replace Deborah Pryce.

    And in case you haven't figured it out...lower gas prices mean GOOD things for Republicans.

    Now I am off to the most exciting race in America. The campaign to replace Congressman John 'Jack' Murtha in Western Pennslyvania.

    Today Move America Forward's Political Action Committee is endorsing war veteran Lt. Colonel Bill Russell (Ret.) who came from behind, surging to a dead even race.

    I wanted to provide a link to Steve Stivers and Bill Russell' website, but a content filter has flagged my website a "racist" and won't let me access it. So I am going in through my webmaster.

    I am steaming mad. But, I'll get to the bottom of this and when I do, I'll let you readers know what I do about it. A conservative Republican blogger called "racist."

    So typical for the liberal left, but still infuriating.

    NOTE: The links were added by the Webmaster.

  • Russell campaign event

    300 fired up western Pennsylvanians turned out today to support Bill Russell for Congress. These folks are united in their admiration for the Iraq war vet and their loathing for Congressman Jack Murtha, who has gone into hiding these past few days,announcing his schedule only two hours before a campaign appearance.

    The boisterous Russell campaign accepted the endorsement of Move America Forward PAC, Vets for Freedom, pro-life groups, and the NRA.

    You know, the bitter clingers who love God and guns!

    Pictured below is Sean Bryan, (at the podium) who flew in from Georgia to help Bill Russell in his campaign against Jack Murtha. Sean is a Marine. He was stationed in Haditha. He was one of the Marines who were slandered by Congressman Jack Murtha, whom he calls "Fat Bastard."

    Sean doesn't like the Congressman. Hmm, I wonder why?

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  • Hardball from the GOP

    Now this is the kind of politics I like to see from the minority party! (From today's Republican e-mail)

    Jack Murtha’s Iraq Policy

    Schizophrenia:

    Why Democrats Cannot Be Trusted with Our National Security

    Emotional

         

    Emotional Statements   

           

    Murtha onJune 3:"I'm absolutely convinced right now the
    SURGE ISN’T WORKING...."

    Murtha onJuly 12:“It's a failed policy wrapped in illusion.
    NOTHING’S GOTTEN BETTER … I don't acknowledge there has been any progress made … there's no progress being made.’”

    Murtha onNov. 29:“I think theSURGE IS WORKING.”

    Murtha onNov. 30:“The fact remains that the war in Iraq
    CANNOT BE WON militarily…”

           

    FLASHBACK: Dem Leader Says Progress in Iraq a “Real Big Problem for Us”

    “…of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive.
    [House Democrat Whip James]
    Clyburn said that would be ‘a real big problem for us.
    (
    The Washington Post, 7/30/07)


    TODAY:
    Murtha's comments on 'surge' are a problem for House Democrats”
    "’This could be a real headache forus,‘ said one top House Democratic aide... ‘Pelosi is going to be furious.’” (The Politico, 11/29/07
  • Move America Forward Occupies Bagdad!

    Day 4 -

    Guys we just had a Rally in the city of Bagdad Arizona as part of Move America Forward’s ‘Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour’. It was the best rally ever.

     

    I was pretty skeptical, coming into town. We didn’t expect much. When we called Freeport McMoRan, the mining company that basically ‘owns’ the whole town, they said… “You want to do this here? Do you know anything about Bagdad, do you know how small it is?” We didn’t really care, it’s Bagdad!

    So we rolled our bus into town fully expecting to have a short, tiny little rally and as we got to the parking lot of the Miner’s Diner it looked like that would be the case. There was not a single soul there to meet us.

    That was okay, this town only has a few thousand residents anyways, it’s not like some gigantic media market that we’re trying to crack, but the name of the place being Bagdad, AZ it just made too much sense when the finale of our tour is (hopefully) a trip to Baghdad, Iraq. Well we were about half an hour late, so maybe they all left, That was one thought I had. The other thought was…well nobody cares.

    How wrong I was.


  • The Looking Glass War

    Victor Davis Hanson on Democrats who were for the war, before they were against the war, before they were FOR the war.

     

  • Naughty or Nice?

    Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (D) Walnut Creek, found her office filled with Move America Forward members and supporters on Monday. Move America Forward members and supporters

    We brought stockings filled with coal, as a gift to the elected representative who has put her political concerns above the needs of our military.

    We got the YouTube links now!
    Must See TV --The Fighting Deb's! 

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ2SrenGh-c
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ9qC9Fjij4
    

     

  • Here ya guys go!

    Mark Cuban, zillionaire anti-American, anti-troop cheerleader, thinks it's his job to slander our troops and make himself a big-shot in liberal circles.

    Here's a photo of our Hollyweird Hero.

    Mark Cuban is the" high-brow" co-producer of the  movie that portrays our military men in Iraq as rapists, thugs, and freaks.

    He's teamed up with Brian DePalma to undermine morale and hurt our troops fighting in Iraq.

    The Movie is called 'Redacted.'

    After making millions of dollars in broadcasting, and another baby fortune as owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he's being taken to task by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel.

    O'Reilly wants a boycott.

  • WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY FOR AMERICA!

    Folks, 

    We don't have media reports up yet, but they will follow shortly, with pictures too!

     I wanted to say a word about the initial blog burst from Move America Forward as we engaged in Day One of the 'Honoring Our Heroes for the Holiday Tour' across 40 cities in United States, rallying support for our troops and their mission. Danny Gonzelez, who is not our youngest staffer- but almost- really inspires me. Although 25 years old, he has captured the essence of what we are doing and trying to accomplish in honoring the brave men and women from previous wars, and most certainly the current ones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Danny (and Ryan Gill who IS the youngest) represent the best of their generation, with their patriotism, enthusiasm, and deep empathy for our soldiers, sailors, marines, army, air force and coast guardsmen. Here are two reports by Danny Gonzelez, Move America Forward chief road trippin' blogger. www.moveamericaforward.com in case the pictures don't come through.  Warmest,Melanie Morgan  

    Monday, November 26, 2007

    Nov 26 1500 - Naughty, Defeatist Congresswoman has Nothing but Coal in her Stockings

     November 26
    1558 Hrs
    Walnut Creek, CA

    Leaving Ellen Tauscher’s Office
    While it’s absolutely true that the focus of the Honoring Heroes at the Holidays tour is to honor veterans and those currently serving, it had come to our attention that some of our stops provided unique opportunities to do some ‘creative’ work. Walnut Creek afforded us one such opportunity. After just leaving a great rally in San Jose, where we were brought 2500 cards for the troops by residents there, the Move America Forward team booked it to Walnut Creek where we had a mission to complete. Ellen Tauscher represents California’s 10th district, professes to be a moderate Blue Dog democrat, and is active in military affairs issues and sits on the House Armed Services Committee. She voted for the war along with most other democrats but when MoveOn.org targeted her in her primary race to get a more anti-war, liberal candidate, Tauscher turned hard to the left and adopted a political stance more in line with what MoveOn wanted. It’s no secret that MoveOn and groups like it are steering democrats into more socialist, far left territory, and MoveOn is not bashful about using it’s money and influence to strong arm Democrats so that they fall in line. Washington Congressman Brian Baird has the political cajones to stand up for what is right and true, at least when it comes to Iraq. After returning from a visit to the war-torn country, he has changed his position, now saying that our troops are winning the war, and that we must stay until the job is complete. Tauscher has been to Iraq multiple times and returned from a trip at exactly the same time Baird changed his tune on the war. But rather than see all the improvements that Baird saw in Iraq, Tauscher denied any progress, maintaining that our troops were losing the war and dying for no reason. Knowing this, Move America Forward just had to respond. When we arrived in Walnut Creek we were greeted by dozens of enthusiastic supporters who were eager to help us send Tauscher a message. From the bowels of our tour bus we produced stockings and bags of charcoal briquettes. Our eager volunteers each took hold of a stocking, 13 of them in all, and stood in line while I filled each to the brim with wonderfully black, sooty COAL !!! We were so excited, crowding two elevators full of people and riding to the 5th floor of the building where Tauscher’s local field office was located in Walnut Creek. We were all in the hallway waiting and ready to deliver our message when Deborah Johns bursts through the door (well, sort of…more like casually walking in like you own the place!) followed by Debbie Lee leading a throng of patriots carrying 13 stockings full to the brim with coal. The office staff there feigned polity and listened as some of the people from the community voiced their concerns and disappointment. She tried to defend Tauscher’s positions, retreating into an office and returning back with fact sheets for everyone explaining some of Tauscher’s ‘official views’ on the troops. But that was no fooling the coal-bearers! One immediately protested that while Tauscher might have voted to fund a veteran’s aid program here or there, she votes against the bills that really count for funding the war and providing the supplies our troops in Iraq need to do their jobs. Another piped up that Tauscher’s derogatory comments about General David Patreus were not included on the ‘fact’ sheet. They wanted to know who we were, so Deborah Johns and Debbie Lee stepped forward to speak on behalf of Move America Forward. Deborah Johns reiterated what everyone else had said, and pointed out several instances of Tauscher flip flopping on the war, pandering to the extreme liberals. That said, Tauscher’s staff had enough and their chief of staff simply opened the door. I don’t recall her actually asking us to leave, but in a dramatic procession, each coal-bearer walked out the door, as they passed by the main reception desk, they each left his or her bag full of coal on a huge mounting pile of coal-filled stockings. And then we were gone. The last few remaining supporters made their sentiments known on their way out the door. One young man asked what would have happened if we had tried to fight World War 2 with half the congress speaking out in defiance and opposition to our Commander-in-Chief and against the war effort, as they do today. Back downstairs in front of the building, there was cheering, clapping, and high fives. I congratulated some of the people I had seen upstairs voicing their opinions so articulately. We had made a bold statement, and we’d also collected 1,500 more Christmas Cards! Bravo! I can tell I’m getting a little longwinded here, and while I could go on and on with more details about the whole scene, I’ll let the few pictures we were able to snap speak for themselves. -danny [maf]


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    Nov 26 0958 - Tears, Prayers in Santa Nella November 26 2007
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    Santa Nella, CA
    San Joaquin Memorial
    We just stepped back on the bus after our kickoff event in Santa Nella, California. As the first stop on the main part of the “Honoring Heroes at the Holidays” Tour, Santa Nella was the perfect place to begin a national pro-troop tour with a solemn, spiritual cast away. In previous tours we’ve kicked off with a big bash, but since this tour is all about honoring our heroes for their service and our veterans for their sacrifice, especially those who paid the ultimate price, it was much better to have an intimate ceremony to open up the tour. We gathered at 9 this morning at the Veterans Memorial in the San Joaquin Memorial Cemetery just outside of Santa Nella. This is the final resting place for thousands of brave souls who gave, quite literally, everything they had to defend their homeland. Accordingly, the Cemetery also houses several memorials. Move America Forward, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs arranged to hold a wreath-laying ceremony with park officials and Move America Forward spokespersons as a signal to begin a 40-city nationwide tour in which we hope to collect 100,000 Christmas, Hanukkah, and Holiday Greeting Cards for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were joined by a local Minister, Milton Barry, and a US Army Honor Guard detachment. Reverend Barry opened up our ceremony with an invocation and led us all in prayer, asking for the safety and deliverance of all those who have willingly put themselves in harms way to protect the lives and freedoms of Americans back home. Rev. Barry is a veteran of the armed services himself. He was in the Army for 5 years, retiring in 1940 after being trained as a pilot dropping paratroopers into combat zones. After returning to civilian life, Milton Barry married his lifelong sweetheart and went to college and then seminary school, eventually becoming a Minister of the church and a prominent figure in the community in and around Santa Nella. After Reverend Barry opened it up for us, Buzz Patterson led us through a short program where he, Deborah Johns and Debbie Lee, all veterans of previous Move America Forward campaigns, shared their stories and communicated how important they all felt it was for us to remember and honor our past and current veterans, and that God-willing, they would be able to return home safely. When we were ready to lay the wreath, our Military Moms, the “Fighting Debs”, Deborah Johns and Debbie Lee raised the wreath together and gently laid it at the base of the memorial statue. It was a memorial to Airborne Infantry soldiers and was a life size bronze of a soldier in dress uniform and holding his M1 Garand rifle at attention.

    I’m now sitting here on the bus, with my family, Move America Forward, on our way to San Jose for a pro-troop rally. This is what we love to do. And this time we have a bus with a professional driver to help us make our trek across 12 states on a mission to bring our troops a message. That message is that this holiday season, while you are serving your country in the scorching heat of the Iraqi sun, dumping the sand out of your boots and checking for scorpions each morning, sleeping in your tents when the desert freezes each night, hunting down al-Qaeda terrorists, rebuilding schools and waterways, restoring power to Iraqi communities, and training Iraqi volunteers into an expert police force and professional military capable of ensuring Iraq’s own national security. As you do these things each day after day, in Iraq, 12,000 miles from your homes here in America, working tirelessly without complaint, we are thinking of you. We thank you. We honor you.




  • "HONORING OUR HEROES AT THE HOLIDAY'S" TOUR IS BLASTING OFF TODAY!!

     

    COME OUT TOMORROW TO SAN JOSE OR WALNUT CREEK TO SEE OUR SPIFFY BUS AND DEDICATED ROAD TRIPPERS!

    BRING YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS FOR OUR TROOPS!

    (IN WALNUT CREEK, YOU WILL HAVE THE ADDED BONUS OF 'GIFTING' CONGRESSWOMAN ELLEN TAUSCHER WITH A STOCKING FULL OF COAL FOR HER ANTI-MILITARY POSITIONS SHE HAS RECENTLY ADOPTED.)

     

    This Monday, November 26th, the national "Honoring Our Heroes at the Holidays" Tour comes to Walnut Creek for a 3:00 PM event. 

    The "Honoring Our Heroes at the Holidays Tour" is organized byMove America Forward, and we'll be collecting more than 100,000 Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday greeting cards for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
    Bring your cards to this event, we'll collect them and deliver them to our brave military men and women just in time for the holidays!

       

    (This is what our tour bus looks like--coming to a city near you!)

     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th - WALNUT CREEK 3:00 PM Walnut Creek, CA Pro-Troop Event2121 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA -CLICK HERE for MAP


    Bring your cards for the troops and meet Move America Forward’s “Honoring Our Heroes at the Holidays” tour delegation outside the office building of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher. 

     We'll be presenting Congresswoman Tauscher stockings full of coal to protest her constant attacks against the missions of our troops in Iraq and her efforts to undermine the work of General David Petraeus (the U.S. Commanding General in Iraq.

     

     

    Also, for those of you who are frustrated with Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher for constantly speaking out against our troops' missions (she even attacked General David Petraeus, U.S. Commanding General in Iraq) we'll have stockings full of coal on hand. 

     If you wish you can join us as we go upstairs to deliver the stockings to Tauscher's office (in Suite #555) to let her know that we're deeply disappointed by putting her political interests ahead of the well-being of our nation and our troops. Tauscher, you see, flip-flopped on the war and came out against our troops after liberal activists threatened to unseat her if she didn't drop her support for Operation Iraqi Freedom.  There's a Washington Post article you can read about that here: Complete Details on the Honoring Our Heroes at the Holidays Tour can be found online here: http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org
  • Ralph Peters in NY Post --Why We Are Winning in Iraq

    IRAQ: WHAT WENT RIGHT
     COURAGE, SKILL, LUCK AND EXHAUSTION
     NT Post
    Ralph Peters
    November 21, 2007
     THE situation in Iraq has im proved so rapidly that Democrats now shun the topic as thoroughly as they shun our troops when the cameras aren't around.
    Yes, Iraq could still slip back into reverse gear. And no, we're not going to get a perfect outcome. But the positive indicators are now so strong that the left's defeatist lies are losing traction among the American people.
     Attacks of every kind are down by at least half - in some cases by more than three-quarters. A wounded country's struggling back to health. And our mortal enemies, al Qaeda's terrorists, have suffered a defeat from which they may never fully recover: They've lost street cred. 
  • Thank-you Lord for all our blessings. AMEN.

    AND TO ALL OUR BRAVE TROOPS FIGHTING OVERSEAS WHO ARE NOT SHARING A THANKSGIVING MEAL WITH THEIR FAMILIES WE ASK FOR A SPECIAL PRAYER TO KEEP THEM SAFE.

    FOR MORE ON WHY WE LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE READ MY FRIEND CATHERINE MOY'S STUNNING WORDS BELOW.

  • Welcome Mark Levin listeners from across the country!

    My most humble thanks to Mark Levin, the Great One, for allowing me to fill-in on his show Wednesday evening.

    And thanks to all of Mark's listeners, including the Mark Levin fan club here in the Bay Area.

    I had a blast!

    http://www.marklevinshow.com/

     November 20, 2007On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show, KSFO's Melanie Morgan filled in and was joined by Cliff May, who is the President of DefendDemocracy.org, to discuss his organization and their efforts. Directly after was Beverly Perlson, whose son serves in our military, came on to discuss the awful disgrace about the movie "Redacted" which is spreading lies about our brave military. Brian Maloney, a blogger, discussed the 2008 election and the chances for the GOP candidates to beat out a democrat, mainly Hillary. Our last guest was a Gold Star Mother, Debbie Lee, her son Mark Allen Lee gave his life in Ramadi on August 2, 2006. Mark wishes you all a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!Don't forget to get your Limited Edition Signed copy of Rescuing Sprite below!!Take Mark with you on vacation! Click here to download or stream The Great One!

     

  • ALERT: HELL HAS JUST FROZEN OVER

    The Daily Kos Kiddies have just sent out a plea to send care packages to the troops to prove that they REALLY, REALLY, REALLY care about our men and women fighting forces in Iraq (just not the mission by those EVIL neo-cons who lied us into a war.)

    Excuse me, but these are the same people who blog regularly about how the military are killers, rapists and thugs?

    Doesn't pass the smell test.

    Liars.

  • Can You Spell Media -M-A-N-I-P-U-L-A-T-I-O-N?

      Mark Cuban, zillionaire anti-American, anti-troop cheerleader, thinks it's his job to slander our troops and make himself a big-shot in liberal circles.

    Here's a photo of our Hollyweird Hero.

    Mark Cuban is the" high-brow" co-producer of the  movie that portrays our military men in Iraq as rapists, thugs, and freaks.

    He's teamed up with Brian DePalma to undermine morale and hurt our troops fighting in Iraq.

    The Movie is called 'Redacted.'

    After making millions of dollars in broadcasting, and another baby fortune as owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he's being taken to task by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel.

    O'Reilly wants a boycott.

    And my friend Beverly Perlson of Chicago, Illinois whose son is a bronze star awardee from his duty in Afghanistan is plenty pissed off.

    All by herself, Bev has started a national backlash.

     

    Now Mark wants to debate O'Reilly on MSNBC with Keith Olbermann moderating.

    Excuse me, I just spilled my adult beverage.

    Not happening, Marko.

     

  • UPDATE! Cambridge Bureaucrats Respond

    Executive Director of the Cambridge Elections Commission Marsha Weinerman, who sicced the cops on a Boy Scouts troop trying to collect goodies for our service men and women in Iraq--calling their efforts a POLITICAL STATEMENT-- is feeling the heat from patriotic Americans. Your e-mails and phone calls shut-down both their server and voice mail in Cambridge, Ma. on Friday.

    A troop of Boy Scouts in Cambridge set up donation boxes at 33 polling stations in that city on election day last week. Their mission was to collect amenities for troops serving overseas - those little items like snacks and lip balm that make life a little easier. The Scouts had spent considerable time and money to publicize the event, distributing fliers in city buildings, libraries and local businesses well ahead of time, according to their troop leader, Jamisean Patterson, writing in this week’s Cambridge Chronicle.

    Most of the boxes were set up in the lobbies of those polling stations with the permission of the Cambridge Election Commission, Patterson wrote.

    Then one resident in one precinct complained about the implied “pro war” message, according to Marsha Weinerman, executive director of the Election Commission. The city’s law department was consulted and “it was determined that the best course of action would be to remove the boxes,” Weinerman told the Chronicle.

    Now her boss responds.

    Notice Mr. Tim Toomey never addresses the ACTUAL issue. Smart. Change the subject. He calls it a 'bureaucratic oversight'.

    Um-Hmm.

    But distraction and deflection doesn't work for me. 

    Ms. Weinerman and Mr. Toomey ARE the problem. ONE resident complains about a 'pro-war' message from the kids and the cops come rushing in to shut-down the Boy Scouts humanitarian efforts.

    Pathetic.

    Here's Tim Toomey's side of the story. 

    In light of recent events on Election Day in which Boy Scouts Troop 45 was asked to remove donation boxes it had placed in Cambridge polling locations to collect essential goods for local troops serving overseas, I think it is only appropriate to clarify a few matters. 

     First, it is important to note that although over the past five years there has been heated debate about the wars themselves, Cambridge always has and will continue to support the men and women from our city who have bravely put their lives on the line for our country.    Three weeks ago, on October 22nd, I sponsored a Cambridge City Council resolution in support of the Cambridge Boy Scouts Troop 45 and their effort to support the Cambridge Military deployed overseas.  The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved the resolution and went on record on October 22nd commending the Boy Scouts on organizing the Care Package Donation Drive and urging all citizens to support the Boy Scouts effort and bring in donations for the Cambridge men and women proudly serving abroad. Resolutions like this one reflect the deep support Cambridge has for its soldiers fighting abroad. The people of Cambridge understand that supporting our troops and supporting the war those troops are fighting in are often two very different things.  While this is an extremely unfortunate event, it was caused by an apparent lack of communication and understanding rather than the malicious intent of any of the parties involved. 

    Although they had informed the Election Commission of their intent and received encouragement from the City Council, the individual polling locations had not been notified in time and therefore had not granted the necessary permissions to Troop 45. 

     This is the kind of frustrating bureaucratic oversight that better communication will help to prevent in the future.  Cambridge is the first city in the State—and to my knowledge the country—that is offering full salary and benefits to city employees who are overseas serving our country. To say that we do not care about the well being of our troops is preposterous.  The Home Rule Petition that I sponsored on behalf of the Cambridge City Council is one of the most comprehensive benefit plans for our brave men and women around.  Since the beginning of the military involvement in Afghanistan, City Councilor Marjorie Decker has read the names of every fallen soldier from every community around the country at each weekly meeting. We do this to honor and recognize the supreme sacrifice these heroes have made on behalf of our country. I encourage all those cities and towns currently looking down on Cambridge to examine their own policies and see if they are on par with Cambridge.  If any good can come of this controversy I do hope that this will be it. Boy Scouts Troop 45's efforts to support our troops are a benefit for the entire community, and the Council will continue to work with them to ensure that their goals are fully realized.  I'm glad this incident has brought their admirable mission into the public eye, and I encourage everyone to show their support in this season of giving by donating to the Boy Scouts of America. Thank you for expressing your concern, I hope you will continue your civic involvement in the future. Tim Toomey

    RadioEqualizerBlogSpot has a comprehensive look at how the media has responded to this blood libel of our troops.

    Marooned in Marin (who doesn't actually live in California anymore) is keeping a close eye on the situation from the East Coast and reports:

    It sounds fishy when the Boy Scouts donation box was removed while anti-war fliers hung on the bulletin board in the same polling place, as a story from the Boston Heraldsaid (which was linked here yesterday).

    "At the same polling station that was the scene of the complaint, on the same bulletin board where the Scouts had posted their flier were about 75 other fliers. According to Patterson they included those “promoting Get Out of Iraq, Campus Green, College Democrats of America.” The only one removed belonged to “those evil Boy Scouts collecting things for the troops,” he added."

    Simple. Because Toomey is an anti-war, anti-military lib who voted to approve a resolution calling for the censure and or impeachment of President Bush on April 24, 2006. The text of the resolution cited (without any proof) that "President George W. Bush knowingly misled Congress and the American people into an illegal preemptive war against Iraq, costing its citizens billions of tax dollars and countless American and Iraqi lives; and (Whereas) President Bush has admitted to conducting warrantless wiretaps in direct violation of the laws of the Congress of the United States.

    No, Vice Mayor Toomey. We know whose side you and Ms. Weinerman are on and it isn't on the side of our troops or the American people, no matter how you try to sugarcoat it.

     

  • No Whining, Ms.Wienerman!

    From Cat Moy's Blog at The Daily File Blog

    Thursday, November 15, 2007

     
    The story of the Wicked Witch Weinerman vs. the Boy Scouts

    First, the crazies at the ACLU sued the Boy Scouts because the Scouts don’t condone homosexuality. Now an election official in Cambridge, Mass., stopped the Boy Scouts from collecting goods for American troops serving overseas. Why? Because the bureaucrat lost her patriotism and common sense somewhere in the anti-American sewers that are polluting our nation.

    Here’s the story: A local Boy Scouts troop decided back in August that it would like to collect items, such as much-needed toiletries, for our troops. The Boy Scout leader said he got permission from the county to set up collection sites on Election Day.


    Marsha Weinerman - The Woman Who Shut Down the Care Package Drive

     

    But some hate-monger complained and that set off a chain of events that lit a fire under Marsha Weinerman (I did not make up her name) and caused her to boot the Boy Scouts’ care package collection bins.

    “We just wanted to support the troops,” Boy Scout Patrick O’Donnell told a TV reporter.

    What was Ms. Wienerman’s beef with the Boy Scouts efforts? She said they were too pro-war.

    Here at Move America Forward we hear this tripe all the time. So I am quite happy to take on and call out the Weinerman’s of the world.

    First of all, our military does much more than kill bad people. Just look at our blog and you’ll find stories of our troops caring for babies, building schools for poor children, installing bridges for locals, etc. etc. What in the hell is pro-war about this, Ms. Weinerman?

    Ever heard of Jessica Lynch? Yeah, the small woman who proudly served as a soldier and was ambushed by terrorists. Her job was not killing people. She worked in supplies, Ms.  Weinerman.

    When Katrina hit, devastating New Orleans, our troops were there saving people. Pro-war? I think not, Ms. Weinerman.

    How about the recent wildfires in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Guess who was there to rescue and help? That’s right. Our troops, Ms. Weinerman.

    And this one should not be lost on anyone - least of all the head of the elections department, which Ms. Weinerman is:  it is because of our troops and veterans that we have the right to vote and free elections.

    It is sad that somebody with Ms. Wienerman’s ignorance about the American military has the power to hurt our troops and our Boy Scouts. And it sickens me that tax dollars pay her salary.

    I hope that everybody will call Ms. Wienerman at (617) 349-4363) and tell her to educate herself before she disrupts the goodwill of others. Tell her she should apologize to the Boy Scouts AND our troops. Then she should help the Boy Scouts, who continue their work away from Wienerman’s scheming reach.

    When she’s done with her apology, perhaps Ms. Weinerman should come to Sacramento – on her own dime – and help us pack thousands of care packages that we are sending to our troops.

    I don’t want to hear any whining, Weinerman. Our men and women are sweating, bleeding and dying for you. So show some respect and appreciation.

  • Cold-Hearted Boston Woman Shuts Down Boy Scouts!

    I couldn’t believe this despicable story when I first heard it and neither could the folks at television station WFXT in Boston, MA.

    Local Boy Scouts in Boston were collecting care package items to send to the troops during this holiday season – that is until city officials stepped in, called law enforcement and shut down their care package collections for the troops.

    The mean, cold-hearted woman who shut down the Boy Scouts efforts is a city official named Marsha Weinerman of Boston, Massachusetts who was appointed to her post July 1, 2006.

    You can contact Ms. Weinerman at this email address:

    mWeinerman@cambridgema.gov

    Or call her at:

    (617) 349-4363

    Here are the media stories about Ms. Weinerman’s atrocious conduct:

    http://www.breitbart.tv/html/8125.html

    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/blogs/boston/2007/11/14/dont-ever-change-cambridge/

    And you can show up Ms. Weinerman and those opposed to our troops by sponsoring a Christmas/holiday care package for our troops – and we’ll be more than happy to send it over to Iraq and Afghanistan with love and appreciation:

    http://www.thecampaignstore.com/store/default.asp?parentid=378

    Melanie, Buzz, Joe, Sal, Mary, Catherine, Ryan, and Danny

    -The Staff of Move America Forward

    http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org

     

     

     

  • This YouTube Video reminds me of something...

    Oh yeah.

    The cheese-eating surrender monkey.

    And now--a short video starring the 'trunk monkey's.' 

    H/T to twisted but adorable Tony V.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avOiTUcD4Y&eurl=http://tommartin.typepad.com/

    And while my funny bone is tickling my hand-slapping thigh bone...enjoy this from our Sacramento rally yesterday.

    Move America Forward "Grassroots" coordinator Joe Wierzbicki facing down the duck(s).

    View full size

    First, a bit of a bribe.

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    Then it's the old flag-waving rout used by patriots around
    the country who face-off with liberals.


  • MAF Fight for Victory Sacramento

    Hugely successful pro-troop rally took place in Sacramento where hundreds of
    people turned out to listen to music, speeches, and make Holiday cards for
    our troops overseas.

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    Thank-you to KSFO listeners and Move America Forward supporters!

    I will post details on when the television commerical filmed during our
    event will air across the nation.

    With love,
    Melanie

  • First Media --PRO-TROOPS RALLY IN SACRAMENTO

    News10 in Sacramento reports on YOUR efforts to honor our troops at the Holidays.

    YouTube of our uplifting Holiday cards-for-the-troops effort now in!

    Catherine Moy, Executive Director of Move America Forward, blogs about our inspiring day!

    JUST IN! PIPELINENEWS.ORG PHOTOS 

    http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=maf11.13.07%2Ehtm
    

     
    

     

    We have a TON of media reports on 'Honoring Our Heroes For the Holiday's'...we're uploading to YouTube ..more coming.

    While you are waiting for the crazy, wonderful pictures and words printed about our day, check out this news of WHY WE SUCCEDED WITH THE SURGE FROM KIMBERLY KAGAN! 

    And here is more fun reading about how the Republicans  got their MOJO back.

  • Listen to KSFO 560 in San Francisco for more details!

    GET READY TO RAMBLE (to Sacramento) 

    Tomorrow--November 13th -- 12:00 Noon.

    A pro-troop rally, and cards-for-the-troops drive takes place at the Land Park Ampitheter in Sacramento's Land Park region.

    Attention all active duty or reserve members of the military!

    Please come to Sacramento tomorrow so that we may honor YOU!

    It's the first event in Move America Forward's "Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour" - and there will be all sorts of great things going on (great speakers, card making stations for kids to make holiday greeting cards that will be given to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan), free food, and more.  [ More information here:  http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org ]

    We're also inviting the media out to cover the event so we can be sure to get the media to favorably pay tribute to the approximately 200,000 American military men and women who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah and the holiday season.

    We're trying to get a crowd of 300 people out for this event.  I'm hoping you can help us accomplish this by coming (and please bring along family and friends - pack up the cars, SUVs, trucks, minivans, motorhomes and motorcycles!).  We'll also be collecting Christmas/Hanukah/Holiday greeting cards if you want to write some out to our troops with a message, bring them by to the rally and we'll deliver them direct to troops based in Iraq and Afghanistan!

    Tuesday November 13, 2007
    12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM ::Sacramento, California: Special Pre-Launch Tour Event
    Pro-Troop Rally & Card Making Event for Our Troops
    Bring your family, we want to get hundreds of people out for this very special day!  Bring flags and signs that thank our troops, express support for our troops.

    Location:  Land Park Amphitheater - CLICK HERE for MAP

  • Thinking of our soldiers --always, always remember.

    So many lovely tributes have been written about Veterans Day, all of which  make me weep,  because most of the men  in my family are veterans.

    My husband, my father, my brother, my cousin, my grandfather (who served twice - World War I and World War II), and my Uncle Robert Morgan who paid the ultimate price for our freedom while on a bombing mission in the Big War.

    But this essay from Barbara Ladeen, a great lady, really touches me.

    And from Winter's Soldier Story.

  • Dear Nancy ,

    DON'T GET IN THE WAY OF A MOTHER AND HER SOLDIER SON.

    A letter from Beverly Perlson, whose son is a Bronze Star Recipient, to the armchair 'General' Nancy Pelosi, who is micromanaging a war that she despises.

  • Best Photo News of the Year --from Blogger Michael Yon

    h/t Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.com 

    THANKS AND PRAISE: Michael Yon emails: "I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John's Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome. A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from 'Chosen' Company 2-12 Cavalry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John's, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope. The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. 'Thank you, thank you,' the people were saying. One man said, 'Thank you for peace.' Another man, a Muslim, said 'All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.' The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers.

    Let's hope these sentiments continue to spread.

     

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    Michael Yon's trip's to Iraq are self-financed. Let's  help him out.

     

  • Move America Forward's 'Thinker Man' Sal Russo has a moving letter

    This weekend I had the opportunity to meet celebrated wit, lawyer, pop icon and political satirist, Ben Stein, who was in Sacramento to speak at my alumni dinner, the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Gala.  In addition to the expected humor and entertaining story telling, Stein also made everyone take note of our great country and the heroic men and women in the military.

    He started his presentation with a story detailing how much he thanks God every day for the privilege of being an American, the greatest county on earth.  I wondered if the liberal audience might moan some disapproval, but was grateful that a handsome round of applause followed.  For some perverse reason, many liberals seem to have problems saluting America and our military, and Stein made every liberal in the place recognize where he stood.

  • Note to Condi--Start Kickin' Some Ass at State!

    The State Department cowards are lashing out at the outrageous idea they should be given a "choice" about whether they should be assigned to serve in Iraq.

    If that's how you people feel --- then QUIT.

    Blogger Ron Winter sums it up nicely.

    "No wonder America's enemies and allies alike think this country is soft, weak, sissified, and incompetent. All they see is the diplomatic corps, which according to last week's reprehensible display, is soft, weak, sissified and incompetent.

    "Oh, Mr. President. I can't serve there", whine, whine, sniffle, sniffle, "I don't agree with your policies."

    I've been to Iraq. I'm a journalist, and I have kids. The burden fell entirely on my husband, and yeah, it was difficult, but not nearly as hard as the average 18-month tour of our soldiers.

    Michelle Malkin, Michael Yon, Jeff Emanuel, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Oliver North...they didn't HAVE to go. But they DID.

     I'm 'volunteering' to go back again over the Christmas Holidays, just to show our soldiers how much we appreciate them. I'm not expecting, nor do I deserve any medals for bravery. I just love our guys and gals to pieces. I feel honored to be with them while they are away from their families, fighting for a historic cause.

    So, for all the foreign service officers who signed up for dangerous duty --do your freakin' job, and STOP acting like cry-babies.

  • "Thousands of Iraqi's are returning home" --

    The violence in Baghad and surrounding provinces has stabilized to the point where Iraqi citizens are voting with their feet. They are on the move back home again.  

    Now you get to guess where that headline is running in the MSM coverage.

    New York Times, Page 1?

    LAT, Page 1?

    Chicago Tribune, Page1?

    Nope.

    My hometown newspaper is the Marin Independant Journal. It's prominently displayed on Page A8 (just kidding! it is printed in tiny print below the fold.)

    FOX News, of course, has details.

    (But you knew that!)

  • The REAL Story of Kathleen Willey & The Clintons

     

    Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton 

    Kathleen Willey is familiar name to those of us who lived through the 90's OUTRAGED by the Clinton's illegal, immoral and unjust treatment of the women William Jefferson Clinton abused and assaulted.

    There's a new book coming out in a few days.

    It's called TARGET: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    By Kathleen Willey.

    Get it. Read it. Learn it. And use it every chance you get to fight back against the possibility that Hillary Clinton will be our next Commander-In-Chief.

    I have contributed information to this book that is little known beyond the San Francisco area, where I discussed it briefly on my radio show.

    It's a bombshell.

     

  • Two Notes of Interest--from Mel

     TIME'S UP!

    SPECTACULAR RESULTS FROM ALL OF YOU WHO CARE SO MUCH ABOUT OUR TROOPS! WE'VE BEEN FLOODED WITH THOUSANDS OF ORDERS TO MAKE SURE OUR TROOPS GET A SPECIAL 'TREAT' FROM HOME ON THANKSGIVING.

    I CAN'T THANK-YOU ENOUGH FOR THE AMAZING GENEROSITY OF EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR THANKSGIVING CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM! 

    GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

     

     YOU HAVE LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO DONATE FOR OUR THANKSGIVING CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ.

     You can donate on-line at www.moveamericaforward.com for a fantastic array of treats for our troops.

    Friday at 12:00 noon is our mailing cut-off in order to reach our heroes overseas.

    SCRATCH THAT! I have just recieved word from the USPS that we can extend the mailing deadline until 5:00 p.m. Friday night!

    AND, MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT OUR OFFICE IN SACRAMENTO FOR HELPING PACKING. WE STILL NEED HELP TOMORROW (Friday, November 2nd)

    You know the website url --use it!

    With Love, Melanie

  • Shameless Friend Plug!

    Helen Douglas (a true patriot) is opening a new flower shop in Marin County.

    (Helen's arrangements are STUNNING.)

    The Grand Opening of Bloomworks at Bon Air in Greenbrae is scheduled from 2:00 to 7:00 this Saturday November 3rd.

    I mention this because she has promised to donate5 percent of her day's proceeds OF THE ENTIRE MONTH FROM BOTH HER NEW STORE AND HER EXISTING STORE IN SAN ANSELMO to support our troops and the work we do at Move America Forward.

    Also that day, the Redwood High School kids are doing a 24-hour ball-bounce-a-thon to raise money for the Fire victims in Southern California.

    Hooray for Redwood High School!

    HERE'S A LINK TO WHAT OUR NATIONAL GUARDSMEN SOLDIERS ARE DOING FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS. WARNING! TEAR-JERKER!

    Come on over to the shopping center!

    Highway 101 in Marin County to Sir Francis Drake Exit (west) and turn left.

click here for our troops

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