Sunday, August 17, 2008

Disaffected Republicans find hope in Lt. Col. Allen West

Finally! A Republican with a conservative backbone and a little spunk to go with it!  Good luck, Mr. West!
 
 
ELECTION 2008
Disaffected Republicans find hope in Lt. Col. Allen West
Officer who faced charges for shock tactics that protected troops running for Congress
 
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Lawmakers take up battle against light bulb ban

Is it not pathetically sad that we even have to talk about something called the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act?

Well we do. Congress -- a Democrat-led congress mind you -- passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and President Bush, who can't spell veto, signed it into law in December.

One of the low points of this law is the outright banning of the incandescent light bulb in 2012 in favor of those dimwitted/watted, silly looking, mercury-laden CFL thingies. Yep, they banned them. Bet they never asked you what you thought about it, did they? Me neither.

Just how much does the government really need to control our daily lives anyway?

You people are simply nuts with your insatiable desire to control people.

Ban 'em if you want to. If I have to I'll find regular bulbs on the black market from Hong Kong. What are you going to do, put me in jail over a light bulb?

At least now a few Representatives (24 co-sponsors, ALL Republicans) are finally getting how stupid this law is and have come up with H.R. 5616, the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act to undo the last Act.

Maybe there's hope for a few of them.

ANOTHER BRIGHT IDEA
Lawmakers take up battle against light bulb ban
'Government has substituted its choice for the American consumer's'

Jot a quick note or send them an email thanking them for coming to their senses.

Contacting Congress

Sponsor
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6]
and 24 Co-Sponsors
Rep. W. Todd Akin [R, MO-2]
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7]
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10]
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5]
Rep. K. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11]
Rep. Barbara Cubin [R, WY-0]
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7]
Rep. David Davis [R, TN-1]
Rep. John Doolittle [R, CA-4]
Rep. Thelma Drake [R, VA-2]
Rep. Tom Feeney [R, FL-24]
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2]
Rep. Virgil Goode [R, VA-5]
Rep. Peter Hoekstra [R, MI-2]
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5]
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24]
Rep. Ronald Paul [R, TX-14]
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2]
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5]
Rep. John Shadegg [R, AZ-3]
Rep. Adrian Smith [R, NE-3]
Rep. Thomas Tancredo [R, CO-6]
Rep. Timothy Walberg [R, MI-7]
Rep. David Weldon [R, FL-15]

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

DOHERTY: NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA JUSTIFIES REPEALING GLOBAL WARMING RESPONSE ACT | Politicker NJ.htm

Finally a politician get it!
 

DOHERTY: NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA JUSTIFIES REPEALING GLOBAL WARMING RESPONSE ACT

Release Date: Aug 14 2008

DOHERTY: NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA JUSTIFIES REPEALING GLOBAL WARMING RESPONSE ACT

URGES STATE TO HOLD OFF ON DAMAGING NEW REGULATIONS AS CLIMATE CHANGE THEORIES CLASH

 

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Watch The History Channel: Secrets of Oil

If you haven't seen this yet I hope you catch it. I think it comes on again on August 23rd. Check your TV schedule.
 
It's an excellent documentary on oil.  Be sure to pass this along to all your flower power and windmill-lovin' liberal friends! (Your conservative friends too :-)
 
Rubber, Plastic, Nylon, Aerosols, Resins, Solvents, and Lubricants--none can exist without oil. If we stopped driving our cars tomorrow, America would still need five million barrels of oil a day. Visit Vulcan Materials, where oil tanks are emptied into massive double-barrel mixers to make asphalt and then continue to the Rolls Royce Aerospace Facility where complex jet fuels are blended. Travel back to the 1870's to see how an unemployed whale oil salesman turned a greasy oil-drilling by-product into a household staple: Vaseline. Finally discover how cutting-edge recycling techniques can breathe new life into used motor oil, and where a number of renewable fuels and technologies take aim at oil sovereignty.
 
Add ladie's makeup and toothpaste to the list too. And literally thousands of other products, like Ammonia, Anesthetics, Antihistamines, Artificial limbs, Artificial Turf, Antiseptics, Aspirin, Auto Parts, Awnings, Balloons, Ballpoint pens, Bandages, Beach Umbrellas, Boats, Cameras, Candles, Car Battery Cases, Carpets, Caulking, Combs, Cortisones, Cosmetics, Crayons, Credit Cards, Curtains, Deodorants, Detergents, Dice, Disposable Diapers, Dolls, Dyes, Eye Glasses, Electrical Wiring Insulation, Faucet Washers, Fishing Rods, Fishing Line, Fishing Lures, Food Preservatives, Food Packaging, Garden Hose, Glue, Hair Coloring, Hair Curlers, Hand Lotion, Hearing Aids, Heart Valves, Ink, Insect Repellant, Insecticides, Linoleum, Lip Stick, Milk Jugs, Nail Polish, Oil Filters, Panty Hose, Perfume, Petroleum Jelly, Rubber Cement, Rubbing Alcohol,  Shampoo, Shaving Cream, Shoes, Trash Bags, Upholstery, Vitamin Capsules, Water Pipes, Yarn (ref:http://www.3k88.com/products.htm)
 
The fact is oil is what will turn the wheels for at least the next 50 years!
 
The History Channel: Secrets of Oil

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Glenn Beck's Argument Against Idiots

Read Glenn Beck's rebuttal to:
 
1. 'Barack Obama will bring UNITY to our country to finally get things done!'
2. 'Yeah well, Obama is a Washington outsider, which is exactly what we need right now'
3. 'Barack Obama is one of the great communicators of our time, he's a brilliant speaker who can fire up a crowd'
4. 'He'll bring change, and anything is better than Bush, right?'
 
 
 
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Friday, August 08, 2008

Why Republicans in Congress will lose

Meet the "New Era". Same as the Old Era. Plan purports to support drilling, but it's a sham.

This is a perfect explanation of why the Republicans are predicted to lose seats in Congress this time around.

People like me are sick and tired of watching their "Republican" Representatives and Senators behave like liberal democrats. If they don't start acting like REPUBLICANS then we will vote them out and take our losses until the next go-around. When the Democrats take over and kill the economy through more government control, more taxes, more regulation, more stranglehold on free enterprise, eventually some true Conservatives will rise to counter it. But unfortunately it will take an election cycle or two in the coming decade for this to happen.

So be it. I will not support a Republican who walks, talks and acts like a Democrat.

Do you hear me Lindsey Graham, John Thune, Saxby Chambliss, Bob Corker and Johnny Isakson?


Let them hear from you too! Contact Congress


Republican Energy Fumble

Wall Street Journal Opinion
August 8, 2008; Page A13



Corker, Gang of 10 aim for new era in energy
Google News: Gang of 10

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NObama - Say NO to socialism!

 
Nobama Say No To Socialism Sticker (Bumper)============================
 

Kendrick Pines for the Pilgrims

This is a segment from the Rush Limbaugh show, August 7, 2008. I wanted to save it here for all to see. It's a great example to argue against Rush haters who falsely claim that Rush is a racist. His comments speak volumes here about the true nature of racism.
 
 
 
Kendrick Pines for the Pilgrims
August 7, 2008


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BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: This is Kendrick in Gaston, Alabama.  Kendrick, nice that you called.  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  Hello?

RUSH:  Hello.

CALLER:  Oh, how you doing?

RUSH:  Good.

CALLER:  I'm doing fine.  My mistake, man, I'm sorry, I wasn't ready for you.

RUSH:  That's okay.  You got the radio on by any chance, because if you do, you need to turn it down.

CALLER:  Yeah, I'm upstairs, yes sir, but the radio is on downstairs.

RUSH:  Okay.  You can't hear it, though?

CALLER:  No, sir.

RUSH:  Okay, good.  Well, it's great to have you here, Kendrick.  What did you call about?

CALLER:  I wanted to agree with your statement that America is a great place, with great opportunities, but I also believe that African-Americans deserve time to heal psychologically and gain more trust in this country. Approximately 40 years ago African Americans faced great injustice in the South and I think it is going to take time to embrace this country as you feel we should.  I can't understand why this isn't logical to people with more intellect than I have.

RUSH:  No, it's not that it's not logical, if you want to discuss it in a psychological sense.  But it's like I would ask Obama.  You agree it's a great place.  I would say, when was America better than it is today?  

CALLER:  I mean, if there was a time, I should say possibly when the Pilgrims, when they first came over, when they were indentured servants instead of just slavery.  That would be my opinion.

RUSH:  So you gotta go back to the Pilgrims to find when this country -- it wasn't even a country then.

CALLER:  I would say when it was great for us, or for my ancestors.  I can't say that we share the same justice --

RUSH:  This is not an us vs. them question.  I'm not asking when it was better for you.  He's talking about the country at large.  When was it better?

CALLER:  Well, see, that's almost like somebody asking me, when was the Celtics game better when I never went to a Celtics game, that's what I'm saying, we weren't able to participate in this so how can I say when it was better when the descendants of where I'm from --

RUSH:  Why are you comparing America to a sports team?

CALLER: (laughing) Because everything is a game. It is a game, life is a game.

RUSH:  Well, some people look at it that way.  If you do, that's fine.  Life is a game, yeah, you've got challenges, you've got easy money, bad money, you got go to jail cards. There's all kinds of stuff that can happen to you in life.  But what is so bad now, compared to when it was better?  Not for you, but for all of us?

CALLER:  Honestly, I understand what you're saying the dangers of an African-American president, because there possibly could be, because of psychological things, dealing with this country.  I agree.

RUSH:  Okay, but before we had Obama, we had Oprah Winfrey.

CALLER:  Okay.

RUSH:  And arguably Oprah Winfrey is far more powerful and wealthy than Obama is.

CALLER:  But she also is an entertainer. She's an entertainer. She's not a philosopher or doctor or scholar. She's an entertainer.

RUSH:  Her audience doesn't know that -- (crosstalk)
CALLER:  -- about African Americans who is on the platform -- (crosstalk)

RUSH:  We gotta stay on the same page here.

CALLER:  Okay, okay.

RUSH:  Because I really want to talk to you about this.  To her audience, Oprah is a philosopher.  She may well be a psychologist to her audience.  She's a self-help artist and all this sort of stuff, whatever --

CALLER:  I agree.

RUSH:  -- and she's learned to cry on cue, which, you know, she can command emotional responses from people.  What's wrong with being an entertainer?  She's wealthy.  If we lived in such a racist country, how did this happen?  To say that there hasn't been progress and 40 years is not enough time to heal psychologically, did any of the stuff that happened in the 1800s happen to you?

CALLER:  No, sir, not in 1800s.

RUSH:  Did anything happen in 1900s happen to you?

CALLER:  Not to me.  But psychologists would agree that your past plays a great part of you.

RUSH:  What do you have to psychologically recover from?

CALLER:  The environment that I live in.  The environment I live in is totally different than other environments.  When I go to different other neighborhoods whether it's Jewish, European, you don't see people standing in front of stores selling drugs.  It's not allowed there.  So many things are not allowed in other neighborhoods, but in my neighborhood, it's chaos everywhere.  And environment plays a great role in what you may become.  And the environment that I stay in, it's chaotic.  And it's like we're supposed to overcome and rise above this environment.  That is very hard to do.  It is possible, though.

RUSH:  But do you think any of that is going to change if Obama is elected president?

CALLER:  Not without people behind him supporting him, no.  I don't think one person can change things that's going on.  I think it takes everyday people to change it.

RUSH:  Okay, on so it doesn't matter who the president is in terms of the environment you just described, people standing outside stores selling drugs and so forth, that's going to go on --

CALLER:  I agree.

RUSH:  -- no matter who, well, then what are the people in these neighborhoods and communities doing about this if they know that the first black president is not going to end it, what are they doing?

CALLER:  They're looking for a great black hope.  They're looking for a great black hope.

RUSH:  Well, how many have there been?  There's been Jesse Jackson, there has been Martin Luther King, there has been Malcolm X, now there's Obama, there's been Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali, how many are needed?

CALLER:  That's a good question.  I don't know.  I don't know.  

RUSH:  I'll be honest with you --

CALLER:  You also have to understand --

RUSH:  There's no great black hope.

CALLER:  I agree with you, there is none.  It takes individuals, I agree.
RUSH:  And it's a waste of time looking for one because looking for one continues this notion of separation.

CALLER:  It does.

RUSH:  -- non-integration.

CALLER:  I'm not looking for one.

RUSH:  And it also invests the responsibility for cleaning up messes and improving circumstances on somebody you don't even know, rather than on the people that live in these neighborhoods.

RUSH:  I agree.  I agree.

RUSH:  Why do you think this stuff isn't tolerated in these other neighborhoods you mentioned, European neighborhoods and the Jewish neighborhoods, I think you said, why is that stuff, why is storefront loitering and selling drugs, as you described it, why is that not tolerated in those neighborhoods?

CALLER:  Because they don't tolerate it.

RUSH:  Why?

CALLER:  Because of their upbringing, they're understood not to do that.

RUSH:  Ah.  Ah.

CALLER:  Yes, sir.  Yes, sir.  But see, we also have to understand what the name African-American means.  It's African descent who took on a culture that was totally misunderstood and forbidden to learn until a certain amount of time, past in years, and then we were able to learn certain things, so you gotta think of the time scale that we're behind --

RUSH:  I'm going to be --

CALLER:  -- don't even know our own culture.

RUSH:  I want to be brutally honest with you.

CALLER:  Please do.  Please.

RUSH:  See, I really feel bad for you, and I have, it's not sympathy, I'm frustrated, because there's a whole country out there that is filled with robust opportunity, and you, if you want to look, can see all kinds of African-Americans who have done it, from Bob Johnson at BET on the left, to all of the economists and judges that are black on the right, nobody's stopping 'em.  What's happening is that you -- maybe not you personally -- but too many people in minority communities in this country are being raised under influences that have you believing by the time you're five or six that life is stacked against you because you're black or you're minority and you live in America.  The sad thing is that there are people who are profiting, people in your own race who are profiting from that attitude spreading as far and wide as it can within the minority communities, because as long as you're mad -- I'm using the "you" generically, not specifically --

CALLER:  Understood.

RUSH:  -- as long as you're mad and angry and feeling inferior, and as long as they're willing to tell you that it's somebody else's fault and that no matter what you do, you're never going to get out of these circumstances, well, I would be mad, too, if I believed in that stuff.

CALLER:  (laughing)  I understand.

RUSH:  But you've got enough evidence out there, this is what's amazing about Obama, to say this country is not what it once was.  I think every day in this country is better than the day before.  And you've got all this evidence out there of how prosperity is just waiting to be tackled, it's just waiting to be pursued. It's there, the country provides it for anybody who wants to try.  We all have our own obstacles to overcome in pursuing.  Your obstacles happen to be a slavery tradition that you think requires psychological healing from.  And that may be true.  But the problem that I see is that there are too many people that have too much influence over the black community that don't want that psychological healing to take place, and those people are out there saying even if Obama is elected, that it doesn't mean race relations in this country have changed an iota.  Well, now, that is silly!
BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Lowly in Romeo, Michigan, you're next sir on the EIB Network.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  Mega-20-year dittos.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER: For what it's worth, I think you're grossly underpaid.

RUSH:  (laughing)

CALLER:  I'd like to respond to Kendrick at the bottom of your second hour.

RUSH:  Yes.

CALLER:  My -- my grandparents were both born in different country.  I'm a first-generation American on my father's side who came from Canada in Winnipeg, and I'm a second generation American from my mother's side. She was born in America, but my grandparents were born in Sweden.  They're all gone now, but if I had 15 minutes with them I'd spend the whole time thanking them for coming to America so that I could be born here.  There's no place in the world I'd rather be.  Every day when I pray, I thank God that I'm an American and that's where I was born.  And I think if he had that attitude, he would have a whole different life.

RUSH:  Yeah, but he's not raised with that attitude, I understand that. We have observed on this program over the years... Because, frankly I've been curious. We've had callers like Kendrick call in and I've asked them, "Have you noticed, for example, the Asians that emigrate to this country who end up practically owning all the enrollment at places like Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley?  Now, how is it that people who weren't born here can emigrate and start running rings around -- in terms of education performance, start running rings around -- people who were born here, whatever race?  See, the key is they weren't born here.  Kendrick would tell you that black people born here are raised with the notion that because of slavery in the past, that they have no chance, that this is a racist country.  They're raised to be mad; they're raised to be angry and to feeling inferior.  It's a tragedy.  It's a genuine tragedy.  This has been sponsored and this has been promoted by the Democratic Party.  It has been one of their political purposes in order to secure that vote every four years.  It really has been tragic. The things that have been done in the name of power for the Democrat Party, to the black population of this country are just this side of criminal.

RUSH: Jerry in Chicago, you're up next, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.

RUSH:  Hey.

CALLER:  Congratulations on your first 20 years.

RUSH:  Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER:  I just wanted to tell you, I've heard a number of times you mentioned Barack Obama's limited experience.  I think you should dwell on his experience.  He spent a number of years in the Illinois state legislature, which is one of the most ineffective, dysfunctional legislatures in the country.  Last session the only thing they passed was a raise for themselves.

RUSH:  Yeah.  He also voted against a bill that would make criminal the killing of "a fetus born alive," in other words, a baby.

CALLER:  Yes.  But, you know, I think you should focus more on that.

RUSH:  We could do that.  We could focus his experience as a "community organizer" as well.  But if we do that, we're going to be short. That can be done.  Obama's experience can be done in the opening segment of one hour, and then we're done.  There's nothing to talk about, in terms of Obama's experience. 
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Read the Background Material...
American Thinker: Obama's Abstract Patriotism
HotAir: Obama: "America is No Longer What It Once Was"
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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Moqtada Packs It In - WSJ.com

The begining of the end of the war.

 

Moqtada Packs It In
August 6, 2008; Page A14

 

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Conservativecafe.com

I love it!
 
Glenn Beck discovers the Conservative Cafe coffee house in Crown Point, Indiana.
It's just off I-65 south of Chicago. Definitely a stop on our next Minnesota trip!
 
 
(Might be hard to get to for a while. Looks like the publicity swamped their server.)
 
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Glenn Beck - The Argument Against Idiots: Global Warming Part I

As always, follow the money...
 
 
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Obama Was First to Make Paris Hilton Comparison

From Rush's Stack of Stuff - Aug 5, 2008
 
Obama Was First to Make Paris Hilton Comparison

RUSH: Say, did you people hear about this?  The Obama campaign, as you know, is all upset about the Paris Hilton and Britney Spears ad. It's racist for having "phallic symbols" -- the Victory Column and the Washington Monument -- in there. They say these are women who are known to be scantily clad at times (but were not in the ad) with a black guy, and that's a the racist thing. They also didn't like the fact they were trying to portray Obama as a celebutard; you know, as no different than a B celebrity like some of these other pop culture tarts are. Well, it turns out that Obama was the first to compare himself to Paris Hilton, not McCain!  Obama did this himself.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, our friends at NewsBusters came up with this.  They went back to their own archives.  February 24th, 2005, Washington Post article: "There's nothing exotic or complicated about how phenoms are made in Washington, and more to the point, how they are broken.  'Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame,' said Barack Obama. 'Well, I've already had an hour and a half.  I mean I'm so overexposed I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.'"  So Obama has already compared himself to Paris Hilton. McCain didn't break any new ground there.
 
 
 
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AP: Stingy Rich Spend Less, and the Misery Trickles Down

The dimwitted AP reporter is unknowingly refuting 25 years of claims
by the media that a 'trickle down' economy doesn't work!
 
Understand this: When the rich have lots of cash to spend,
EVERYBODY benefits, all the way down the line to the shoe shine boy.
 
 
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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Even if drilling in US territory doesn't bring the price of gas down by even a penny, wouldn't it will still be worth it to reduce foreign oil imports?

Any questions?
Cartoons By Michael Ramirez
 

Even if drilling in US territory doesn't bring the price of gas down by even
a penny, wouldn't it will still be worth it to reduce foreign oil imports?
 
Why are we making the Arabs rich when we have a 500 year supply of our own oil?
 
Because the tree huggers and red tape bureaucrats have made it more difficult and costly
to drill here than it is to simply buy oil from other countries. We can't even build the
necessary refineries to meet demands because of environmental blockades.
 
Get used to it. Due to world supply and demand the price of gas at the pump will likely
never go down by much. But doesn't it make more sense to work towards weaning
ourselves off foreign oil while we work to wean ourselves off oil altogether?
 
Oil moves the world and will continue to do so for at least the next 50 years.
 
Arguing that the oil companies are not drilling the 68 million acres they already
have leased is a lie.   http://snipurl.com/39vk5  [www_factcheck_org]
 
We need to make government get out of the way ot free enterprise and let them
go get the oil for us. If you can read this, THANK BIG OIL.
 
We need your voice!
 
Call your Representatives and Senators and tell them to open up ANWR, offshore,
Colorado oil shale, build more nuclear plants and more refineries. Now!
 
Find your representatives contact information here
 
 
Larry
 
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Friday, August 01, 2008

Happy 20th Anniversary, Rush!

Megadittos, Rush!

God Bless you, man!  I hope you and your Golden Microphone continue to spread Truth about true Freedom, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Your daily positive and optimistic messages light the way.  Conservatism works every times it's tried!  May the airwaves carry your voice for all times.

Tributes to Rush Limbaugh

The secrets to Limbaugh's success
July 26, 2008

Patriot of the airwaves
by Pat Boone, Posted: July 26, 2008

Why is Rush Limbaugh so popular and effective?
by Thomas Lifson, Posted: July 26, 2008

Limbaugh: Our link to Reagan conservatism
Posted: July 26, 2008

Nader's attack on Limbaugh
by Joseph Farah, July 17, 2008

DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL (POLL)
What do you think about Rush Limbaugh's impact in 20 years of broadcasting?

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Will somebody PLEASE tell me you see the correlation between these two headlines?

Will somebody PLEASE tell me you see the correlation between these two headlines?

DRUDGE REPORT 2008

Bush Presses Congress to Vote on Oil-Drilling Measure Before Summer Recess...

Oil Heads for Biggest Monthly Drop in Four Years on Signs Demand Weakening...

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