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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Newt Gingrich and John Goodman: Ten GOP Health Ideas for Obama


'If you have a better idea, show it to me." That was President Barack Obama's challenge two weeks ago to House Republicans regarding health-care reform. He has since called for a bipartisan forum, not to start over on health reform but to "move forward" on the "best ideas that are out there."

Read Gingrich's and Goodman's suggestions at WSJ.com

Rubio Tells CPAC: Americans See Through Obama’s Con

Rubio Speech Draws Standing Ovations at CPAC
Marco Rubio, the 38-year-old son of Cuban immigrants and candidate for an open Senate seat in Florida, brought the house down with a powerful speech on American exceptionalism before thousands of conservatives, according to The Washington Post.

Read more @ Newsmax

Conservatives Pack Largest-Ever CPAC

By: Ronald Kessler
This time last year, pundits were predicting the end of conservatism and the Republican Party.
Read more at Newsmax

Monday, February 15, 2010

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

--Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781--

Sunday, February 14, 2010

When Deficits Become Dangerous

Michael J. Boskin - WSJ.com

Debt-to-GDP ratios over 90% have significant impact on the pace of economic growth.


President Barack Obama's 2011 budget lays out a stunningly expensive big-government spending agenda, mostly to be paid for years down the road. He proposes to increase capital gains, dividend, payroll, income and energy taxes. But the enormous deficits and endless accumulation of debt will eventually force growth-inhibiting income tax hikes, a national value-added tax similar to those in Europe, or severe inflation.

On average, in the first three years of the 10-year budget plan, federal spending rises by 4.4% of....

Murtha's legacy

Poster boy for bipartisanship Washington- Washington Times
By David Mastio

Bipartisanship may be the single most destructive force in Washington. Today, it is on the lips of the president, congressional leaders and commentators alike. They say we need a new tone in Washington. We need to work together on health care reform. We need a bipartisan commission to solve our deficit problem.

No. We. Don't. Bipartisanship saps faith in politics and government. It protects the most stupid and counterproductive federal policies. It erodes ethics. It unites America's ruling class against the ruled. And, inevitably, it leads to the growth of government power......

Labor nominee blocked in Senate - Washington Times
Filibuster thwarts pro-union lawyer

By Jennifer Haberkorn

In a vivid display of President Obama's diminished clout, the Senate's newest Republican and two veteran Democrats Tuesday helped block Mr. Obama's bid to fill a key labor post with a nominee they considered too cozy with unions.


Nealz Nuze on boortz.com
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."  --  Frederic Bastiat

Why did Bernie Madoff go to prison? To make it simple, he talked people into investing with him. Trouble was, he didn't invest their money. As time rolled on he simply took the money from the new investors to pay off the old investors. Finally there were too many old investors and not enough money from new investors coming in to keep the payments going. Next thing you know Madoff is one of the most hated men in America and he is off to jail.Some of you know this .. but not enough of you . Madoff did to his investors what the government has been doing to us for over 60 years with Social Security. There is no meaningful difference ....

Gun owners in cross hairs

Washington Times
Maryland legislation requires state approval to buy or rent a firearm

The gun grabbers are at it again in Maryland. Next month, the state's House Judiciary Committee will initiate hearings on legislation forcing firearms enthusiasts to register with the state government before they can exercise their Second Amendment rights.

MURDOCK: The Obamacare volcano

Washington Times
Americans must ensure it doesn't erupt again
By Deroy Murdock

Public support for Obamacare legislation is dismal. According to a Feb. 2 and 3 Fox News-Opinion Dynamics poll, among 900 registered voters surveyed, just 23 percent want it enacted. Fully 70 percent disagree. Among them, 47 percent would start over, and 23 percent would do nothing.

Accused prof shot, killed brother in 1986

Washington Times
By Desiree Hunter and Kristin M. Hall


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- The professor accused of killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting was a Harvard-educated neurobiologist, inventor and mother whose life had been marred by a violent episode in her distant past.

Amy Bishop was a suspect in 1993 mail bomb attempt

The University of Alabama professor accused of killing 3 colleagues Friday was a suspect in the 1993 attempted mail bombing of a Harvard Medical School professor, according to a law enforcement official. (Boston Globe)