PA Judge Says, “Go After ACORN”

John Conyers may have recently killed the ACORN probe in Congress, but thankfully, the issue has not gone away.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports:

A district judge who held another ACORN worker for trial Monday on election law violations urged prosecutors to go after the real culprit, the organization that employed him.

“Somebody has to go after ACORN,” Senior District Judge Richard H. Zoller said about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

“It’s happening all over the country. All you have to do is turn on the television,” he said, referring to voter registration fraud charges brought recently against ACORN and its workers in Nevada.

“We will,” Allegheny County Detective Robert F. Keenan promised as he wrapped up his testimony.

A spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said following the hearing that the county’s investigation into members of ACORN and their activities during the 2008 campaign “remains open and active.”

So far, six ACORN employees (with perhaps more on the way), have been ordered to stand trial in Allegheny County, alone.

ACORN’s track record of imposing a quota system for voter registrations on its employees is what is at issue. ACORN habitually claims no wrong doing in these cases, and throws its employees (who cheat to meet ACORN’s quota), under the bus. Using a quota system for voter registrations is against the law.

ACORN officials, of course repeatedly deny that they use  any sort of  quota system on workers, but unfortunately for them, the truth is now a matter of public record:

acorn standards

ACORN did not respond to The Pittsburgh Tribune – Review’s  requests for comment.

As has been reported here, on many occasions, the US taxpayer gets the privilige of funding, ( billions of dollars through ACORN-eligable block grants)  this corruption.

You can sign Michele Bachmann’s petition to stop ACORN from accessing taxpayer dollars, here.

Drudge Goes There:Obama’s Evil Eye

Beware The Obama Evil Eye:

As the summer begins, White House watchers have spotted a new look by President Obama: The Evil Eye!

Staffers have joked about the menacing glance, which comes when the president meets with world leaders who are not aligned with his progressive view.

White House photographers have captured the "evil eye" in recent weeks, during sessions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Colombia's Alvaro Uribev.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got hit with the commander's malocchio last week in the Oval office.

And at least one White House reporter has been on the receiving end of the daggers during a press conference.


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And these oldies but goodies:

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Lefty bloggers had to spend hours in photoshop to make George W. Bush look that evil, although there are plenty of pictures of him looking goofy.

I knew I wasn’t the only one who had been noticing this, but I was wondering who would be the first to mention it in the media. I wasn’t expecting it to be Drudge! I can’t tell you the number of times, I had been tempted to round up a series of Obama’s menacing looking photos to put in a post, but I didn’t know where to go with it…

I’m not sure what it means, maybe when he’s tired, he tends to look surly? Or there’s something else going on there, that he finds difficult to hide from the cameras.


Consulting Wikipedia now:

Belief in the evil eye is strongest in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region; it has also spread to other areas, including northern Europe, particularly in the Celtic regions, and the Americas, where it was brought by European colonists and Middle Eastern immigrants.

Belief in the evil eye is found in Islamic doctrine, based upon the verse of the Qur’an, “And from the evil of the envier when he envies,” [Chapter al-Falaq, verse 5][2] and the statement of Prophet Muhammad, “The influence of an evil eye is a fact…” [Sahih Muslim, Book 26, Number 5427][3]. Authentic practices of warding off the evil eye are also commonly practiced by Muslims: rather than directly expressing appreciation of, for example, a child’s beauty, it is customary to say Masha’Allah, that is, “God has willed it”, or invoking God’s blessings upon the object or person that is being admired.[4] Aside from beliefs based upon authentic Islamic texts, a number of unsubstantiated beliefs about the evil eye are found in folk religion, typically revolving around the use of amulets or talismans as a means of protection.

Thank goodness Blogger Blackie  Blackerton has already thought of creating a protective talisman for the Republican party:


Proposal for a new GOP logo based on the talismanic “Hamsa Hand” (also known as the “Hand of Miriam“) to ward off the sinister influence of Obama’s “Evil Eye.”

See also Paul Rahe at Powerline, who thinks that Obama’s facial expressions and gestures are worth noting:

The White House has released a series of photographs in which, as the Drudge Report puts it, Obama directed “the evil eye” at various foreign leaders who visited him. Included on the list were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

I take this, therefore, as an occasion for repeating what I wrote on that earlier occasion: “If we are to comprehend what is going on, we must pay close attention not only to what Obama says but to what he conveys in other ways. His tone is nearly always moderate but what he hints at and what he intimates by way of body language often convey the opposite. Witness his warm embrace of Hugo Chavez. Behind the thin veneer of politeness, there is, I suspect, something ugly lurking. In the first of the autobiographies that he claims to have written, Barack Obama frequently speaks of himself as being in the grips of rage. We would do well to take him at his word.”

The Great Betrayal Of The Tax And Traitors


To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of these traitors you have to read…. Paul Krugman’s article in The New York Times….What? You thought I was talking about the Republican Cap and Tax 8?

Please! Don’t you know what a huge betrayal to Mother Earth, these nay votes were? I’ll let  Krugman explain:

…212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representatives who considered the bill too weak, but most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases. And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.

How shall we avenge Gaia!

To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of climate-change denial, you need to know about the grim turn taken by the latest climate research. The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking, arid zones spreading, at a terrifying rate. And according to a number of recent studies, catastrophe — a rise in temperature so large as to be almost unthinkable — can no longer be considered a mere possibility. It is, instead, the most likely outcome if we continue along our present course.

So, so grim…so so terrifying!!! We are all going to die! Take those polar ice caps, for example…the pessimists never imagined that even in the Antarctica, ice melts at a hair raising and terrifying rate….in the Spring and Summer. In the Fall and Winter…PHEW! It comes back….because it gets super cold again…but don’t relax….because in a few more months…you guessed it! Ice starts melting again…it’s a friggin’ terrifying nightmare out there.

And those recent studies  he alludes to…were those studies done before or after the suppressed study done by senior research analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency, Alan Carlin? Because his studies purportedly revealed :

EPA’s reliance on out-of-date research, uncritical recycling of United Nations data, and omission of new developments, including a continued decline in global temperatures and a new consensus that future hurricane behavior won’t be different than in the past.

Well tell the MIT researchers that!

…researchers at M.I.T., who were previously predicting a temperature rise of a little more than 4 degrees by the end of this century, are now predicting a rise of more than 9 degrees. Why? Global greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than expected; some mitigating factors, like absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans, are turning out to be weaker than hoped; and there’s growing evidence that climate change is self-reinforcing — that, for example, rising temperatures will cause some arctic tundra to defrost, releasing even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Temperature increases on the scale predicted by the M.I.T. researchers and others would create huge disruptions in our lives and our economy. As a recent authoritative U.S. government report points out, by the end of this century New Hampshire may well have the climate of North Carolina today, Illinois may have the climate of East Texas, and across the country extreme, deadly heat waves — the kind that traditionally occur only once in a generation — may become annual or biannual events.

In other words, we’re facing a clear and present danger to our way of life, perhaps even to civilization itself.

Well, that is truly alarming…!

Steven Goddard from Watt’s Up With That? examined the MIT study:

So what has changed since 2003 to cause the scientists at MIT’s “Centre for Global Climate Change” to believe the world is going to boil over this century and send billions of us directly to a toasty demise similar to our featured movie?

Since 2003, global temperatures have been dropping.

Arctic ice extent is at the highest late May levels in the AMSR-E satellite record.

Antarctic ice has broken the record for greatest extent ever recorded.

January, 2008 broke the record for the most snow covered area ever measured in the Northern Hemisphere.

Go ahead and check out the charts and graphs at Watts Up With That if you need a visual aid. Goddard continues:

Given that the observed trends are exactly opposite what the MIT models have predicted, one might have to ask what they have observed since 2003 to more than double their warming estimates, and where their 90% confidence value comes from?

The study, carried out in unprecedented detail, projected that without “rapid and massive action” temperatures worldwide will increase by as much as 7.4C (13.3F) by 2100, from levels seen in 2000.

This study has a strong scent of GIGO (garbage, in garbage out.)


Krugman railed against the “deniers”:

Indeed, if there was a defining moment in Friday’s debate, it was the declaration by Representative Paul Broun of Georgia that climate change is nothing but a “hoax” that has been “perpetrated out of the scientific community.” I’d call this a crazy conspiracy theory, but doing so would actually be unfair to crazy conspiracy theorists. After all, to believe that global warming is a hoax you have to believe in a vast cabal consisting of thousands of scientists — a cabal so powerful that it has managed to create false records on everything from global temperatures to Arctic sea ice.

Yet Mr. Broun’s declaration was met with applause.

Excellent…there’s hope.

You know what the most terrifying thing of all is to the global warming alarmists?

More bad news for the media.

Fifty-four percent (54%) of U.S. voters say the news media make global warming appear worse than it really is.

Only 21% say the media present an accurate picture, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.


Today’s Enchanted Media Moment


The Politico brings us:

Politics of personal perfection

Let’s be honest: Barack Obama is better than you are.

He’s a better father — taking breaks from running the world to cheer on his daughters at soccer and basketball games.

He’s a better husband — zipping his wife off for dinner in New York and Paris.

He’s got a better diet — nibbling on vegetables from his homegrown garden to keep his love handles in check.

And he’s got a terrific jump shot.

You? Not so much.

Call it the politics of personal perfection.

If you’re looking for a punchline, you’ll look in vain. The writer really believes that Obama is all that. And he cites other people who think so, too:

“He’s so g-ddamned smart and such a good representative for the country,” said Alan Siegel, a corporate branding expert and CEO of the marketing firm Siegel & Gale. “I admire him.”

“They’ve just done so many things so well,” said Susan Hodgkinson, principal of The Personal Brand Co. “You have to tip your hat to them and say, ‘Brilliant.’”

Wowowowow! Just looking at the news, today, you could say he did a “brilliant” job picking his Supreme Court nominee.

His support for the Honduran lefty despot as opposed to the Honduran Constitution was certainly “brilliant”….

Inviting Iranian Dips from a brutal, tyrannical regime to a hot dog party was uber “brilliant…

And I guess it’s true that he’s destroying the American  economy and way of life in a “brilliant” manner…

Yay! I can’t wait until I have to be on the public dole for everything. I’ll lose weight and be as skinny as the Obamas!

Former President Bush, the author is careful to note, couldn’t even pronounce “nuclear”.

Hat tip: Momma at Ace of Spades HQ.

The Violent Crackdown In Iran Continues

iran protesters

It was quiet for a couple of days in Iran, and recent celebrity deaths had threatened to suck the oxygen out of its freedom movement’s momentum, but late yesterday, news came out of fresh protests, along with the now expected gov. brutal response. The protesters in Iran are a tenacious lot if the violent crackdown of last week didn’t stop them.  Atlas Shrugs, of course is on top of it, with pictures, videos, and rundown of the weekend’s events, here, and here.

Canada Free Press has a report from Toronto based blogger, Sayeh Hassan:

Arrest of protestors in Iran continues on a major scale.  According to news from “Human Rights and Democracy Activists” in Iran not only are people being arrested on the streets, but security forces are actually raiding hospitals, rounding up wounded protestors and taking them to “unknown locations.”

Security forces and Basij are also raiding peoples’ homes, in search of protestors.  At night they raid peoples’ homes who shout “Allaho Akbar” or “Down with Dictator” on their rooftops, arrest people and take them to unknown locations.  Names of a few individuals who have been arrested so far are Mr. Akbar Aghayi (27), Mr. Omid Khatami (26), Mr. Ali Aghili (18) and Mr. Masoud Asgari.  However these are only a few names, from hundreds of people who have been arrested so far.

You can sign a petition directed toward the International Court of Justice to investigate the crimes committed by Khamenei, here.

Another petition, Help Stop the Slaughter of Iranian Freedom Seekers can be signed, here.

All previous posts about the Iranian election protests and crackdown:

Another MJ/Iran Protest Anthem

Senior Cleric Calls For Harsh Retribution For Dissent In Iran

Women Of Iran Lead The Resistance

Unimaginable Horror

Ahmadinejad Disappointed In Obama

A Nine Year Old Girl Is Shot By Basij

Neda’s Family Expelled From Their Home

Video: Hysterical Iranian Woman Describes Horrors of Iran Massacre On CNN

WH Now Reconsidering 4th of July Invitations To Iran (UPDATED)

The Crackdown In Iran Accelerates (UPDATED)

McCotter’s Floor Speech On Iran

Who Is Hossein Mousavi Part II

Compare And Contrast: Obama On Iran To Reagan On Poland

An Iranian Protester Pleads For US/World Intervention

The Lionesses Of Iran


Who Is Hossain Mousavi?

Video: What Is Going On In Iran

Yes, President Bush Was A Meddler

Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Not Peaceful

Video: The Iranian Uprising In Pictures

Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #64: Iranian Election Edition

Video: Rep. Mike Pence’s Statement On Iran Election

This Won’t End Well…

Who Does Ahmadinejad Remind You Of?

Post Election Unrest In Iran

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July 4th Tea Parties/Celebrations

4th of July tea parties are being planned in over 1,300 cities, and the day is getting close. Here’s some info about the Kansas city celebration via The Kansas City Tea Party Website:

July 4 Independence Day

An American Celebration

“Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America’s heart.”

John Adams

Come join fellow Missouri and Kansas Patriots in a flag celebration for the most important day in our nations history, honoring the founding fathers vision for our nation.

Time: 9:00-10:00 am

Location: Stateline Rd. (Leawood, KS and Kansas City, MO) both sides of street from 125th to 135th Street, with overflow going north of 125th street.

The organizers want you to feel free to express yourself:

First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Therefore Kansas City Tea Party will honor this insight and your right to freedom of speech. Keeping that in mind it is important to us that  everyone that wants to attend do what their conscience dictates. With that said Kansas City Tea Party would like you to join us and celebrate our great nations founding along with your signs of grievance with our government.

You can get free graphics for your signs, (like the ones pictured, below) here.

free signs

To find a 4th of July Tax Day tea Party near you, go here.

For a delicious 4th of July poke cake recipe, go here.


I just found out (via Tea Party Patriots), about some more tea parties in the KC area for July 4th:

Kansas City Rally for Responsibility
Parkville, Missouri
Saturday, July 4, 2009
45 HWY
Both sides of 45 Hwy from Cosby to 9 Hwy
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–> Andrea Plunkett (organizer)
816-694-2844 (organizer phone)

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Join us and our speakers as we protest bailouts and call for fiscal responsibility. Bring your signs, families

and friends as we create a “chain of fiscal responsibility” during the Parkville July 4th events.

July 4th Tax Day Tea Party
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, July 4, 2009
12-2 pm
J.C. Nichols Fountain
47th Main
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–> Kristi Nichols (organizer)
81636342** (organizer phone)

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Come to our Tea Party in Red, White and Blue. Bring signs, invite friends and family. See our website click on teaparty/tea party signs for directions and help.

Honduran Military Removes Despot From Power

The same despot the Obama Administration tried to protect, last week, when rumor was afoot that there would be  “a move against Mr. Zelaya”. While Obama was studiously avoiding “meddling” in Iranian affairs as protesters cried out to the world for help in their fight for freedom from tyranny, he was busy meddling behind the scenes in the affairs of Hondurans, to keep a tyrannical, leftist despot in power.

What happened in a nutshell, as explained by Dan Collins at POWIP:

You won’t really grasp it from the AP article, but the Honduran coup is about President Zelaya’s extra-constitutional attempt to extend his term. He would be out of office in January, but he wanted a referendum to permit him to run again. The Supreme Court stated that would be unconstitutional. The army general who was to have distributed the ballots refused, and was sacked. The military then snatched him from his villa and shipped him off to Hugo.

The rumors that Zelaya was shipped off to Venezuela were unconfirmed. According to Fausta, who has been following the story,  all day, he is in Costa Rica.

A commenter at Gateway Pundit says:

this is not a coup, this is the Honduran Armed Forces carrying out an order of the Supreme Court of Honduras and the congress, as well as military leaders that refused to buckle to Zelaya’s attempt to fully Chavez-ize the nation….

In other words, it was a triumph for freedom from leftist tyranny…and that probably gives Barack Obama heartburn.


Allahpundit has another idea as to why the Obama administration acted as they did:

I guess Team Barry figured that if they didn’t come out loudly against this, suspicions inside the country about the military being in cahoots with the U.S. would fester.

I disagree. I don’t think he was trying to use “smart power”. I actually believe that Obama reflexively takes the anti-Democratic position in any conflict….period.


One more thing:

Introduced two weeks before this year’s Presidential Inauguration, H.J.Res.5 calls to amend the Constitution by removing the limit on the number of terms a President can serve. It would effectively repeal the 22nd Amendment, approved by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the States in 1951.

Such legislation has been on the political scene for many years, and never goes anywhere.

But things change, as Obama will tell you.



In case you were thinking that Obama’s profoundly wrong position on Honduras was going to be corrected this week, now that’s it’s clear that the people have spoken, and Zelaya has been deposed, think again…Obama is standing firm with the Socialist thugs Zelaya, and Cahvez:

US President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States believes that ousted leader Manuel Zelaya “remains the president of Honduras.”

As Drew succinctly opined at AoSHQ:

America…on the wrong side of every foreign policy matter since January 20, 2009.

Ace has more, here.

Ed Morrissey has more at Hot Air.

Coups, interference, and the shifting standards of Obama; Update: Coup or ‘military impeachment’?


Haha...Chavez is taking his cue from Ahmadinejad, no doubt:

Just days after reestablishing diplomatic ties with Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez is accusing the U.S. of staging a coup in Honduras as President Obama expressed concern over President Manuel Zelaya’s arrest.

Un. be. lieveable!

BREAKING!: Obama Has “Curiously Close Labor Friendship” With SEIU According To LA Times

Shut up!….really?!

They led the most powerful forces in healthcare — the trade groups representing doctors, insurance companies, hospitals and drug makers. Any one of them could stall, if not derail, President Obama’s hopes of overhauling the U.S. healthcare system.

Instead, they stood with Obama before TV cameras at the White House and pledged their cooperation. For Obama, the show of unity gave momentum to perhaps his most ambitious domestic goal.

When the president met privately with the health industry leaders that day, Stern and a second Service Employees International Union official were the only labor representatives in the room.

In a fractious labor movement fraught with rivalries and mutual suspicion, Stern’s close association with Obama has given him cachet that may prove important in the fierce competition to lure new members.

But Stern’s access to the White House has also provoked jealousies. His opponents paint him as a polarizing figure that Obama elevates at his own peril.

The Obama-Stern relationship has emerged as one of the most curious within the young administration.

The SEIU spent $60 million to help elect Obama, according to the union. Stern said the group deployed 100,000 volunteers during the campaign, including 3,000 who worked on the election full time.

Now in the White House, Obama has continued to derive political benefits from the union. It was the SEIU’s health chief, Dennis Rivera, who helped bring industry to the table to start talks on a healthcare overhaul.

With nearly 2 million members, the SEIU says it has people in 13 states whose senators are considered important targets in the lobbying effort behind the emerging Democratic healthcare bill. The union wants to coax those senators into voting for the bill.

Stern can boast that union officials are scattered throughout the Obama administration.
White House political director Patrick Gaspard is a former executive at an SEIU local based in New York. No other union has placed anyone at such a high level in the White House.

Does it seem brazen to you, that under the  health care proposal being considered in the Senate, only unions’ health benefits would avoid being taxed?

Who are the SEIU?

With 1.8 million members across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ranks among the largest and fastest-growing unions in North America. It has more than 300 local affiliates and 25 state councils. Giving voice to its wish to radically transform an American society that it deems rife with inequity, SEIU’s mission is “to improv[e] the lives of workers and their families and creat[e] a more just and humane society.” Classifying Women and minorities as the most aggrieved victims of discrimination and maltreatment, SEIU notes that 56 percent of its members are women and 40 percent are “people of color.”

And as many of us know by now, ACORN, and the SEIU were started by the same person, Wade Rathke, an SDS alumni like Ayers and Dohrn (who eventually started Weatherman). Also, as was discovered last year, SEIU locals 100 and 880 and ACORN are run out of the same address on 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans. The SEIU is also implicated in the Blagogate mess in Chicago,  apparently acting as the intermediary between the Blagojevich and the Obama camp.

It’s nice to know that some curiosity has been sparked in the MSM by all this….it reminds me of the AP’s big scoop, last December, (yeah one month after the election):

Questionable associations of Obama

O RLY?! Obama. has. questionable. associations?!

MORE about the SEIU, ACORN and The White House at The Union Label Blog and Atlas Shrugs.

Hat tip: Jackstraw

Previously at Nice Deb:

O’Reilly Investigating ACORN, Now (Finally)

Video: Former ACORN Employees Tell All On Glenn Beck Show

Blago Releases 43 Subpoenas

Blagogate Links

Are Former SDS Radicals Trying To Steal This Election?

ACORN/New Party/Project Vote Shared SAME OFFICE

Another Song For Neda

I wonder how many songs Neda will inspire? I’ve heard a couple, already…This heartfelt ode is by the well known Persian singer, Siavash:

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Johnson County, KS Cap And Tax Protest

With less than 24 hours notice, and temps in the triple digits, a sizable crowd of KC area citizens showed up in front of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, KS, Sat. afternoon (June 27) to protest the God-awful cap and trade bill passed by the House, yesterday.

Here are some  pix, with commentary, as always:


People had to scramble to get signs ready with less than 24 hours notice.


We attracted lots of honks, and thumbs ups…






Emmy Jo, rising star in the conservative movement….you read it here, first.


I enlisted hubby and youngest to help display signs…


They graciously obliged…


Mark those names…


Had to be said…




Who is for this?


*Boehner did his best…



If only most Americans were this informed…





Hey, I have an idea…let’s keep voting for people who will tax us into oblivion…





Obama in an uncharacteristically honest moment in Jan, 2008.


*This is good…Via The Hill:

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday.

When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, “Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of s–t.”

All previous tea party posts can be found, here. (just keep scrolling down).

Presenting….The GOP Cap And Tax 8


Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

Names and numbers via Michelle Malkin:

The 8 cap-and-tax Republican turncoats again are:

Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765

As Dr. Zero said in the Greenroom:

Recite the names every chance you get, and if you live in one of their districts, never miss an opportunity to remind your fellow voters what they have done. Let them know their representative voted to steal four thousand dollars from their family, as tribute to the weird state religion of radical environmentalism. Spread the anger at foolish politicians who vote on poisonous trillion-dollar bills without reading them, much less their last-minute 300-page amendments.

Love to know what they got for their betrayals.

On a lighter note, the last tweet, last night, from Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions was:

Thanks for making calls today! Together, we made it much closer than Pelosi expected. The #energytax won’t make it thru the Senate.

Let’s pray that it doesn’t so we are not reduced to an America that looks like this.


Cap and Tax protest pix, here.

Kansas City Cap And Tax Protest/Olathe Picnic And Straw Poll


The folks at Kansas City Tea Party just emailed this important action alert:

Demonstrate your disgust with the results of the Cap and Trade vote in the House of Representatives. Come send Congress a message! Join us tomorrow!

Johnson County Courthouse
100 N. Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS
4-5:30 pm

This location was chosen because of a previous event we are taking part in during the early afternoon that is only 1 mile away.  If we are able to get a location in MO set-up, we will post that on the website.

Possible sign ideas:
Stop Cap and Trade
Take Our Country Back
Keep My Job
Where’s My Vote
Cap and Trade Must Go
Thanks For Doubling My Energy Bill
My ideas:
“Hey, what happened to the ‘95% of us are not getting a tax increase’ promise?”
“Global warming my ass….you just want the tax revenue for all of your expensive government programs”
Too wordy?
how about: “Global warming is an inconvenient hoax”
The other event mentioned is the Olathe Picnic and Straw Poll:

Olathe Picnic: June 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Republican stars US Sen. Sam Brownback and US Rep. Todd Tiahrt, and keynote speaker KMBZ talkshow host Darla Jaye among others will speak at the Olathe Republican Party annual Picnic and Straw Poll June 27 at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop in Olathe.
The family-friendly event features a hotdog and hamburger picnic with informational booths from political candidates and organizations as well as speeches from local legislators and candidates for statewide and congressional offices.

Attendees will be able to cast their votes for the 2010 US Senate, Secretary of State, and 3rd Congressional District races as well as their preference for the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate in the $2 straw poll. Only one vote per person.

Besides Brownback and Tiahrt, confirmed speakers include both secretary of state candidates, Kris Kobach and JR Claeys, and both 3rd District Congressional candidates, Macie Houston and Daniel Gilyeat. Many may recognize Gilyeat as the Iraqi war veteran who was given a new home through Extreme Home Makeovers.

To find out if there’s a Cap and Trade protest near you, see Michelle Malkin.


Cap and Trade protest pix, here.

Another MJ/Iran Protest Anthem


McCotter Decries “Hunter-Gatherer” Economy In Cap And Tax

MI Rep McCotter’s floor speech on Cap and Tax


“Today we consider a bill that claims that government can control the weather by raising your taxes, taking your job and dictating your life.  In my state of Michigan, with a 15% unemployment rate, we know we cannot afford this cap and tax bill.  Others, however, disagree.

“Make no mistake.  President Obama pronounced: ‘This is a jobs bill.’  He is correct—this bill will destroy jobs.  But then again, this comes from an administration that claims its trillion-dollar stimulus bill would stop unemployment from going over 8%.

“The argument for this bill is nuts on its face.  Government cannot design our economy and prosperity; it can only engineer our decline in poverty.  But such feelings explain why this job-killing cap and tax bill is a fundamental shift from a manufacturing economy to an old, green economy called hunting and gathering.

“Passing this abominable energy tax on working families in a recession shows this job-killing, budget-busting government doesn’t understand how much real Americans are hurting for work.  This is the hubris of big government:  the delusion that our families’ economic future rests in the manicured hands of Congress rather than in the hard-working hands of the American people.  I disagree and I urge the rejection of this bill.”

Rumor flying around DC as of 1:30 is that Waxman-Markey is being pulled…

My continuing coverage of Cap and Tax, here.

Senior Cleric Calls For Harsh Retribution For Dissent In Iran

Even harsher than we’ve already seen?

Via Breitbart:

In Friday’s central Muslim sermon at Tehran University, a senior cleric, Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami, called for harsh retribution for dissent.

“Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him until complete destruction,” he said in the nationally broadcast speech.

The cleric claimed some involved in the unrest used firearms.

“Anyone who takes up arms to fight with the people, they are worthy of execution,” he said. “We ask that the judiciary confront the leaders of the protests, leaders of the violations, and those who are supported by the United States and Israel strongly, and without mercy to provide a lesson for all.”

Khatami said those who disturbed the peace and destroyed public property were “at war with God,” and said they should be “dealt with without mercy.”

He reminded worshippers that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rules by God’s design and must not be defied.

The cleric also lashed out at foreign journalists, accusing them of false reporting, and singled out Britain for new criticism.

“In this unrest, Britons have behaved very mischievously and it is fair to add the slogan of down with England to slogan of down with USA,” he said, as his remarks were interrupted by worshippers’ chants of “Death to Israel.”

Hey, let’s just wait and see “how this thing plays out”…after all this “robust debate”, is a hopeful sign for US/Iran engagement.


Obama took some questions in a press conference with Angela Merkel, earlier today:

The NYT reporter asks if Obama will apologize as Ahmadinejad demands (amazingly, Obama passed on that opportunity) and if Obama will demand an apology from Ahmadinejad for comparing him to Bush.

Yes, it’s the same asswipe who wanted to know what Obama was enchanted by as President.

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