Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quote of the Day

A black man commenting on his attendance at the "Restoring Honor" rally: "I want to be where the Lord is and the Lord is in this place."

Talk of God Inappropriate in Sacred Space

This is undoubtedly one of most ridiculous arguments I have EVER heard.
There has been a lot of commentary on Glenn Beck’s “restoring honor” rally in Washington this past weekend. President Obama ignored it. Newscasters spun it. And people argued over the size of it.

But hands down, the silliest thing anyone has said on this topic (and maybe any topic) comes from the politically liberal commentator Bill Press.

As the topic turned to the rally, it was noted that most of the rally focused on a return to God and patriotism.

Speaking on CNN, Press said that speaking about God in a ‘sacred’ space like the Lincoln Memorial is ‘inappropriate.’

Monday, August 30, 2010

Imam Slumlord

Tenants must all be infidels.
The elitist, media-generated grand illusion of the Ground Zero mosque imam has begun to collapse under scrutiny.

New reports from The Record out of Hackensack, N.J., reveal Feisal Abdul Rauf, the would-be Ground Zero imam, owns taxpayer-subsidized apartment buildings in Hudson County where the tenants have made municipal health complaints including rat, roach and bedbug infestations, seeping toilets, leaks, urine-soaked hallways, no heat and no hot water.

Despite millions of dollars in government subsidies, Rauf has trouble maintaining several small apartment buildings in North Bergen, Palisades Park and Union City.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Slobs...Left vs Right

Many of you are aware how the left holds rallies and treats the areas like their only private landfill. In case you were wondering how the 500,000+ Restore Honor conservatives left the grounds, look HERE.

Mosque big owes 224G tax

I'm shocked I tell you, shocked.
The mosque developers are tax deadbeats.

Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show. El-Gamal's company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department.

The delinquency is a possible violation of El-Gamal's lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site on Park Place. El-Gamal owns the other half but must pay taxes on the entire parcel.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Overhead Shot

"Tens of thousands", that's what the MSM is reporting or is it 4-500,000 those on the ground are reporting? You decide.

Sharpton's rally on the other hand was estimated by the media to be around "3000 people". Half of which were likely journalists.

Beck "Restoring Honor" Rally

Sarah Palin speaking at the "Restoring America" rally. Initial esimates are somewhat over 500,000 in attendance.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Employee paid 12 years for no work

Does anybody honestly believe that this could ever EVER happen in the private sector?? I thought not.
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - An employee at a Norfolk agency was collecting paychecks and benefits for 12 years without ever showing up for work.

The female employee of the Norfolk Community Services Board, which is funded by taxpayers, was paid $25,000 to $40,000 a year, according to city officials. That means she has raked in $300,000 to $480,000, not including full benefits, over the last 12 years.

"It's a mystery to us," said Mayor Paul Fraim. "I'm horrified. We are all very distressed about this. How could something like this have gone on for so long? There needs to be some accountablilty. We need to get to the bottom of it."

Pic of the Day

Obama riding at Martha's vineyard.

Q2 GDP Revised Down to 1.6%

Look for the MSM to try and torture this figure into some sort of "good news".
U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the second quarter, held back by the largest increase in imports in 26 years, a government report showed on Friday.

Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.6 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, instead of the 2.4 percent pace it had estimated last month.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rasmussen - Voters Now Trust Republicans More On All 10 Key Issues

All indicators of a November Tsunami.
Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 of the important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

The GOP has consistently been trusted on most issues for months now, but in July they held the lead on only nine of the key issues.

Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year.

But for the first time in months, Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue, but Democrats have held small leads since February. Still, more than one-in-five voters (22%) are still not sure which party to trust more on ethics issues.

Unemployment rate at 10 percent, possible by the mid-terms

Economist Mark Zandi, who has been economic adviser for President Obama, thinks that 10 percent unemployment rate is quite possible before the mid-term elections and no later than the end of the year.

Zandi, who spoke to group of reporters today, said that job losses will continue to be about 50,000 a month, leading to the unemployment rate of 10 percent. Getting the unemployment rate back below 8 percent “will take five years”.

“We need 150,000 in monthly payroll gains to stabilize unemployment. We’re running at 100,000 at best, probably south of that at the moment,” he said. “The math, the arithmetic is clear: unemployment is going to rise.”

So when can we expect to see those 8 million lost jobs again? “It’ll probably take 5 years.”
The good news, Obama will be gone by then.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Murkowski fights for political life in close vote (Updated)

Barring a miracle, she's toast.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is battling for her political life this morning against Republican primary challenger Joe Miller, the Tea Party-backed candidate who had a slim lead as ballots continued to be counted overnight. Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, led from when the first returns came in Tuesday night, and was on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest election upsets ever in Alaska. With 84 percent of Alaska's precincts reporting around 2 a.m., Miller had 45,188 votes to 42,633 for Murkowski.

Miller credited the support of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his lead.

"I'm absolutely certain that was pivotal," he said.
Update: US SENATOR (R) REP
Total
Number of Precincts 438
Precincts Reporting 429 97.9 %
Times Counted 90618/487456 18.6 %
Total Votes 89858
Miller, Joe REP 45909 51.09%
Murkowski, Lisa REP 43949 48.91%

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pic of the Day


As a US taxpayer and citizen under 20 months of the Obama administration, we've been there.

Existing home sales plunge 27.2% in July

That hopey-changey thing is working out so well...
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The sale of existing U.S. homes sank 27.2% in July - the biggest one-month drop ever - largely because of the phase-out of a federal tax credit, according to an industry trade group. The National Association of Realtors said existing-home sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million in July from a revised 5.26 million the month before. Sales of single-family homes fell to the lowest rate in 15 years. Inventories of unsold homes rose 2.5% to 3.98 million in July, representing a 12.5-month supply, the highest level since at least 1999. The median sales price edged up 0.7% in the past year to $182,600 in July, the NAR said.

Consumers Dropping Pay TV Services

Probably the greatest single indicator that this economy is in serious doo doo.
The number of subscribers to cable, satellite and telecom TV services in the U.S. fell for the first time ever in the second quarter, according to research firm SNL Kagan.

The U.S. multichannel TV market lost 216,000 customers last quarter, vs. a gain of 378,000 a year ago. The total number of subscribers to cable, satellite and telecom video fell to 100.1 million in the second quarter, SNL Kagan says.

Monday, August 23, 2010

APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate

Not enough RRRRs in RINO to describe this guy.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel — a Republican — is throwing his support behind Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race.

Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts what's best for the country before the interests of his party. He said Sestak's courage and integrity as a legislator are qualities the nation needs more of.

He refused to comment on the candidacy of Sestak's opponent, Republican Pat Toomey, a former congressman.

The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat whom Sestak beat in the primary.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

GOP Rep. Camp: 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs since stimulus

House Ways and Means ranking member Dave Camp (R-Mich.) on Friday released data complied by his office that shows 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs since the February 2009 enactment of the economic stimulus bill.

"While Democrats promised their 2009 stimulus would create 3.7 million jobs, the reality is far different," stated a release from Camp's office. "To date, 2.6 million jobs, including 2.5 million private sector jobs, have been lost."

According to the report, only Alaska and North Dakota have experienced positive job growth since early 2009. The District of Columbia also saw an increase in hiring during that period.

The report from Camp came on the heels of a Labor Department report on Thursday that showed jobless claims increased last week to 500,000, up 12,000 from the week's prior total of 488,000.
The money quote emphasized.

Bush confidante Hughes calls on Ground Zero organizers to 'locate their mosque elsewhere'

Arguably Hughes not Rove was the real brains behind the Bush Presidency.
Karen Hughes, who for years was one of George W. Bush's closest advisers, is calling on the organizers of the Ground Zero mosque to "locate their mosque elsewhere." In an article for Sunday's Washington Post, Hughes writes:

A mosque at the edge of Ground Zero would be much more than a house of worship; it would be a symbol, interpreted differently by different audiences. For some it would be the ultimate expression of the freedom of religion we enjoy in America; for others, a searing reminder of terrible deaths at the hands of murderers calling themselves Muslims. I suspect that the terrorists themselves might celebrate its presence as a twisted victory over our society's freedoms. [Imam] Rauf and his congregation are certainly free to locate their mosque near Ground Zero. But I hope and pray that they will show uncommon courtesy and decide not to.

Friday, August 20, 2010

They won't build it! Hardhats vow not to work on controversial mosque near Ground Zero

Good for them!
A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero.

"It's a very touchy thing because they want to do this on sacred ground," said Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster who is working to rebuild the World Trade Center site.

"I wouldn't work there, especially after I found out about what the imam said about U.S. policy being responsible for 9/11," Kaiser said.

The grass-roots movement is gaining momentum on the Internet. One construction worker created the "Hard Hat Pledge" on his blog and asked others to vow not to work on the project if it stays on Park Place.

"Thousands of people are signing up from all over the country," said creator Andy Sullivan, a construction worker from Brooklyn. "People who sell glass, steel, lumber, insurance. They are all refusing to do work if they build there."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Miss Me Yet

Hottest item at Martha's Vineyard this season.

Unemployment Claims Hit 500,000

Meanwhile Obama vacations for the umpteenth time in his young Presidency at Martha's Vineyard.
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to a nine-month high last week, government data showed on Thursday, yet another setback to the frail economic recovery.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 500,000 in the week ended Aug. 14, the highest since mid-November, the Labor Department said.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims slipping to 476,000 from the previously reported 484,000 the prior week, which was revised up to 488,000 in Thursday's report.

The four-week average of new jobless claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, rose 8,000 to 482,500, the highest since early December.
Btw: Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims slipping to 476,000 from the previously reported 484,000 the prior week, which was revised up to 488,000 in Thursday’s report.

Funny how the unemployment figures are NEVER revised down.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders

Figures.
Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials had killed a deal to relocate the church.

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship.

Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they've been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church -- telling Fox News the deal is off the table.

US appeals court panel: Law against faking receipt of military medals is unconstitutional

The Ninth Circuit strikes again.
A three-year-old federal law that makes it a crime to falsely claim to have received a medal from the U.S. military is unconstitutional, an appeals court panel in California ruled Tuesday.

The decision involves the case of Xavier Alvarez of Pomona, Calif., a water district board member who said at a public meeting in 2007 that he was a retired Marine who received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.

Alvarez was indicted in 2007. He pleaded guilty on condition that he be allowed to appeal on First Amendment grounds. He was sentenced under the Stolen Valor Act to more than 400 hours of community service at a veterans hospital and fined $5,000.

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with him in a 2-1 decision Tuesday, agreeing that the law was a violation of his free-speech rights. The majority said there's no evidence that such lies harm anybody, and there's no compelling reason for the government to ban such lies.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pic of the Day

Norah O’Donnell comparing those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque acting “like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people.”

Graphic of the Day

Tuesday Cartoon

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Record Polling Low for the Left

Not to sound overly confident but DANG!
Republican candidates have jumped out to a record-setting 12-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010. This is the biggest lead the GOP has held in over a decade of Rasmussen Reports surveying.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for Republicans is up two points from the previous week, while support for Democrats dropped three points.Republicans have led on the Generic Congressional Ballot since June of last year, and their lead hasn’t fallen below five points since the beginning of December. Three times this year, they've posted a 10-point lead. Prior to this survey, GOP support since June 2009 has ranged from 41% to 47%. Support for Democrats in the same period has run from 35% to 40%.

New New New Low for Obama

Real Clear Politics Average for the Presidents approval has fallen to yet another record low 8/5 - 8/15 -- 44.4%A 50.6%D -6.2. That is the lowest differential yet recorded for this President.

Feds clear DeLay after six years

Expect this to be the MSM lead story of the day......well, maybe not.
The Justice Department has informed former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) that the government has ended a six-year investigation of his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to DeLay's lead counsel in the matter, Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods.

The investigation lasted through two presidents and four attorneys general. Its demise provides a stark footnote to the lobbying scandals that helped Democrats regain the House majority they held for 40 years and lost in the Republican revolution of 1994, which eventually made the pugnacious DeLay one of Washington’s top power brokers.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another New Low

Gallup now has Obama at 42% Aprrove 49% Disapprove. That is a record low.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gov. Crist's approval ratings sink, poll shows


Birds of a feather crash and burn together.
The state's sagging economy and skepticism over the effects of the federal stimulus plan are resulting in the worst ever approval ratings for Gov. Charlie Crist -- a hit to his independent bid for Senate, according to a new poll released Friday.

It's the lowest job rating posted by a Florida governor in 16 years.

The same slide is evident for President Barack Obama -- who arrives in Panama City beach Saturday on his latest Gulf oil spill visit. The poll shows Obama's job approval rating dropping ``significantly'' to 41 percent.

Just 44 percent of the 625 registered voters in the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey gave Crist ``excellent'' or ``good'' ratings -- the first time the perennially popular governor has hit below 50 percent, pollster Brad Coker said. Crist's positive rating slid from 51 percent in May.

Crist's ratings are still above the last gubernatorial low point: then-Gov. Lawton Chiles had a 38 percent job rating in July 1994.

Obama Comes Out in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero

Obama places himself on the losing side of yet another issue.
WASHINGTON -- After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it.

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama told an intently listening crowd gathered at the White House Friday evening to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kirk Phone Townhall

Just got off the phone with Mark Kirk, Republican candidate for US Senate in Illinois in a telephone townhall. I was not easy on him, he did OK, kind of.

1. How can a US Senator possibly effect the onerous taxes presently inflicted on the citizens of Illinois. (Blago crap and spin but basically nodda) Fair answer.

Ans. He really can't.

2.Is there anything you can do in Washington to moderate the present situation in Illinois to improve the business climate.

Ans. Support Bill Brady.

3. Illegal immigration , your stance?

Ans. Finish building fence, enforce existing laws. If we can't enforce existing laws, new laws are academic.

4. Abortion

Ans I support a womens right of choice.(OUCH)

My comment: But who stands up for the unborn's choice?

Ans: The Supreme court.

What separates you from Giannoulias?

Ans: Fiscal conservatism. Reduce taxes to stimulate the economy, especialy on small business.

5.Everything being equal, in your estimation, what percentage of the time would you vote with conservative Republicans.

Connection lost, damn.

Sorry folks, I'm no Kristin but did the best I could. I'll vote for him, not thrilled but there it is.

New jobless claims rise to Highest Level Since Feb.

Dejavu all over again.
Initial requests for jobless benefits rose again last week to the highest level since February — a sign that hiring remains weak and some companies are still cutting workers.

The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose 2,000 to 484,000 in the week ended August 7, the second straight increase, Labor Department data showed on Thursday.

The four-week moving average, which economists prefer because it smoothes out weekly fluctuations, rose 14,250 to 473,500, also the highest level since the week ended February 20.

“Racist” Drug Sentences Relaxed

This should solidify the crackhead vote.
In an ongoing effort to end racial discrimination, President Obama has proudly signed a new law that for the first time in decades relaxes drug-crime sentences he claims discriminate against minority offenders.

The measure severely weakens a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. It set a mandatory five-year sentence for trafficking offenses involving more than five grams of the drug. The new measure (Fair Sentencing Act) increases the amount of crack from five grams to 28 grams for a five-year sentence and eliminates mandatory prison for first-time offenders.

Congress’s rationale for reducing crack sentences is a simple one that is shared by the commander-in-chief; a disproportionate number of blacks are being punished. The legislative and executive branches claim that the sentencing discrepancy between crimes involving crack cocaine and powder cocaine created a huge racial disparity because most crack defendants are black and most powder cocaine defendants are Hispanic and white.
Then why not increase the penalities for "powder cocaine"?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yet Another All Time Low Water Mark for Obama

The latest RCP average for Obama is as follows: 7/13 - 8/10 -- 44.6(A) 50.3(D) -5.7%. That is his lowest reading to date. In addition, Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22. That is also a record low.

US Trade Gap Unexpectedly Widens Sharply in June

More terrific news in Obamaland.
The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed on Wednesday.

The monthly trade gap totaled $49.9 billion, the highest since October 2008. The deficit was wider than any of the 67 Wall Street forecasts collected before the report.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Productivity Dives, Goes Negative For First Time Since 2008

More government employees, less in the private sector would be my guess.
US nonfarm productivity dived 0.9% in Q2 vs 3.9% in Q1.

The market was looking for growth of 0.1%.

The culprit: higher labor prices! Are we seeing wage inflation with nearly 10% unemployment?

It marks the first time that productivity went negative since q4 2008.
And then there's this: Small business optimism sags in July.

Ad of the Day

MTA today gives OK to ad accurately depicting the facts.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Patricia Neal dead at age 84


She had lung cancer due to a life of heavy smoking. Probably one of the reasons for her distinctively raspy yet curiously alluring voice. Loved her in Hud, she will be missed.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Broader U-6 Jobless Rate at 16.5%: May Be Headed Higher

The U.S. jobless rate held steady at 9.5% in July, while the government’s broader measure of unemployment was also unchanged at 16.5%.

The comprehensive gauge of labor underutilization, known as the “U-6″ for its data classification by the Labor Department, accounts for people who have stopped looking for work or who can’t find full-time jobs.

Both rates held steady despite a drop in the number of people who are employed. The number of unemployed people in the work force dropped, but that was more than offset by a decline in the overall size of the work force. Though more people were no longer in the labor force, fewer of those dropouts said they currently want a job. This helped keep the broader rate steady.

The labor force data were likely affected by a temporary end to extended unemployment benefits. The Labor Department survey was conducted before the U.S. Senate expanded an extended-jobless-benefits program through the end of the year. Beginning in August many of those people who dropped out of the labor force in the last two months may return to active job seeking. If the number of jobs created remains as muted as it has been the last few months, that could send both unemployment rates higher.
Oh that's good news.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Pic of the Day

Dang!

More Jobs Lost in July

The only thing keeping the unemployment rate in single digits is the fact that 2.6 million persons were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.
Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 131,000 in July, and the unem- ployment rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statis- tics reported today. Federal government employment fell, as 143,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work. Private-sector payroll employment edged up by 71,000.

Both the number of unemployed persons, at 14.6 million, and the unemployment rate, at 9.5 percent, were unchanged in July. (See table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men (9.7 per- cent), adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (26.1 percent), whites (8.6 per- cent), blacks (15.6 percent), and Hispanics (12.1 percent) showed little or no change in July. The jobless rate for Asians was 8.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
Oh and another little tidbit, June numbers were very significantly “revised” down from -125k to -221K.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Pic of the Day

Let them eat cake!

Breastfeeding adult men sparks holy war

The Islamic population in the Middle East has been caught up in a new war, but it is its own enemy in the fight over a "fatwa" that authorizes the breastfeeding of adult men.

Sorry folks but this is one sick freakin religion.
"The fatwa-issuing thugs give orders, pass judgment, and make decisions: love is forbidden; looking [at a man] is a sin; expressions of love are contemptible – [but] as for breastfeeding, that is permissible, permissible, permissible," wrote Nadine Al-Budair, a presenter for the U.S. Arabic-language television station Al-Hurra.

The dispute has been monitored by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which has compiled a history of it and added comments from contemporary Muslims interests.

The issue first arose in Egypt in May 2007 when a "fatwa" – an Islamic religious decree – was issued from "Izzat" Atiyya, who used to be chief of the Hadith Department at Al-Azhar University. Atiyya permitted a woman to breastfeed a man with whom she must work in private, which MEMRI reported led to Atiyya's dismissal from his school position.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Missouri Votes to Block Health Insurance Mandate

Good for you Missouri!
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections.

With about 70 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, nearly three-quarters of voters threw their support behind a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.

That would conflict with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Federal judge refuses to dismiss Virginia challenge to ObamaCare

Getting interesting.
A judge on Monday refused to dismiss the state of Virginia’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law, a setback that will force his administration to mount a lengthy legal defense of the overhaul effort.

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson refused to dismiss the state’s lawsuit which argues the law’s requirement that its residents have health insurance was unconstitutional, allowing the challenge to go forward.

Arizona Sheriff: ‘Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy’

Unfortunately he is right.
(CNSNews.com) – Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government.

Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.

“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Quote of the Day

Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday: "Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have..."

Sunday Funny