Unimaginable Horror

Yesterday, the world heard a desperate Iranian woman tearfully describe the horrific slaughter of innocents occurring in her country, which included axe wielding Basiji forces.

“They are killing students with axe…you know they…they…put the axe through the heart of young men! …And it’s sooo….. devastating!

“This is horrific, This is genocide This is a massacre!…This is Hitler!” she cried, …pleading  for us to act.  “It’s time to act!”

She wasn’t exaggerating:

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Cap And Tax (With UPDATES)

“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them
between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”

-Vladimir Lenin

A verry effective ad from the House Republicans:

The Dems are rushing/bypassing key committees to push this monstrosity through…

Warrent Buffet calls it a “huge tax” a “regressive tax”:

Rep Dingall calls Cap and Trade “a tax, a great big one”!

The WSJ calls it “the biggest tax in American history”.

Rep. Boucher (D, VA) lies when he says: “there is not a penny of tax in this legislation.”

Rep Mike Pence says call your Congressman!:

“The Old Book contains an admonition to lawmakers with these words: ‘Woe to you because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry and you yourselves will not lift a finger to help them.’ In the midst of the worst economy in a generation, remarkably House Democrats are poised this week to load the American people down with a national energy tax. And the American people deserve to know it.

“Now, there’s lots of debate about what this bill will cost the average American but there is no dispute the Democrat cap and trade bill will raise the cost of energy to every household in America, every small business, every family farm, and it will cost millions of American jobs. And the vote is tomorrow.

“If you oppose the national energy tax, I say call your congressman. If you think the Democrat cap and trade bill will cap growth and trade jobs, call your congressman. If you believe the American people deserve an all-of-the-above energy strategy that will create jobs, achieve energy independence and a cleaner environment then endorse the Republican alternative, call your congressman.

“A minority in Congress plus the American people equals a majority. We can reject cap and trade this week and so we must.”


ManBearPig was scheduled to make an appearance before Congress to make a final pitch for Cap and Tax, today, but Pelosi called it off.

“As the list of undecided Members narrowed, the Speaker thought it was unnecessary to impose on the vice president’s schedule to travel to Washington and instead to continue coordinating efforts from Tennessee,” Hammill said.

Will Congress even have a chance to read the bill before it goes up for a vote?:

Remember that gargantuan climate change bill we told you about last week? It’s gotten bigger. Over the weekend, the bill grew from 946 pages to 1,201 pages, according to the Sunlight Foundation. It’s still changing, with important amendments in flux.

But Democratic leaders in the House say they’ll push for a vote on the bill as early as Friday.

Good News:

Obama Budget


The Dems may not have the votes:

House Democratic leaders are furiously lobbying their members and moderate Republicans to support a landmark energy bill in the face of resistance from some conservative members of their own party, and staunch opposition from the GOP — roadblocks that are making it difficult to find the 218 votes necessary to pass the measure, according to Democratic leadership aides.

This is awesome:

Dems David Obey and Maxine Waters duked it out on the House floor over earmarks…well…duked it out may be a *slight* exaggeration:

The incident stemmed from Rep. Obey’s refusal to fund an earmark that Rep. Waters requested, sources told FOX…

Obey tried to walk away from Waters, but she continued to browbeat the Appropriations Committee Chairman and followed him around the House floor, according to reports. “She was in his face,” a source said.Other media reported that the altercation evolved into a “shoving match.” Those reports could not be confirmed. Ellis Brachman, a spokesman for Obey said that Waters “accosted” his boss and “made a scene.” Attempts to reach Waters for comment were unsuccessful.

Not so awesome:

Cap and Trade to Limp Across Finish Line?


The Dems must really be confident that Obama’s  election rigging apparatus is pretty fool proof for 2010, and 2012, because all of their actions are economy killers. The @#$%&v hasn’t even hit the fan yet as far as the economy is concerned, but when it does, the Dems are going to own the blame.



Hot Air Reports:

Before today, the bill ran a little over 1,000 pages.  Early this morning, Waxman dropped a 300-page amendment into it.  Be sure to ask your Representatives if they plan to read either of these before voting on the bill. (via Mary Katharine Ham)

Check this out….

Waxman-Markey: The Chart

More horror…


Newt Gingrich just tweeted:

The calls are working! Main #energytax vote delayed while Pelosi twist arms. Well lets do some arm twisting ourselves. Call your Congressman


Michelle Malkin has the list of Congressmen to call.


The Corner:

Cap and Trade Being Pulled? [Steve Hayward]


The Corner, again:

[Iain Murray]

Steve, I’m not so optimistic. The vote is still very close. The rumors may be just a ruse to allow time to twist more arms. The AFL-CIO has been brought in to lobby heavily for the bill, and I suspect the president is on the phone when he’s not on the TV. However, we are very close to winning this fight. Updates on the main targets here. You can use the NTU web site to contact your Congressman here (this is the correct URL, by the way). Melt the phones, as they say.


Congressman Mike Pence just told Sean Hannity that phone calls to Congress are running 10-1 against the bill.

See also: Michelle Malkin who’s been liveblogging cap and tax floor games all afternoon..

No kidding?:

5:17pm: Connie Hair reports from top GOP sources that Dems have pulled Patrick Kennedy out of rehab to vote.



John Boehner reads the 300+ page amendment added at 3:09 this morning….video at RCP. It’s going to take awhile to get through that.


Check out all of the newspapers across the nation that have come out against this stinker of a bill.


Cap and tax passes: 219-212.

nine eight GOP Turncoat votes! Thsoe weak kneed slime sticks….ugh,who are they and what did they get for their betrayal?

This is just like the Stimulus passing in the Senate with the help of the 3 turncoat Repub Senators.


The eight soon to be voted out of office turncoats:

Bono Mack

GOP reps not voting: Flake and Sullivan.


We could have beaten this thing.

Ahmadinejad Disappointed In Obama

Ahmadinejad responded with indignation to Obama’s condemnation, June 23 (finally!) of the Irani regime’s violent crackdown on student dissidents:

Ahmadinejad, unusually silent since June 14, when his description of his opponents as “dirt” triggered a massive rally in central Tehran that drew hundreds of thousands, today warned Obama to avoid the path of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“We do not expect anything from the British and the European countries’ governments, which are not honorable, and their history is known to the world,” Ahmadienjad said in comments broadcast on state television. “But why has Mr. Obama been caught up in this trap while he has the slogan of change?”

Hmmm….do you think he’s bummed because the hot dog party is off? It’s almost as if he’s surprised that “President Pantywaist” spoke out.


Ahmadinejad also said:

“Mr. Obama made a mistake to say those things … our question is why he fell into this trap and said things that previously Bush used to say.”

“Do you want to speak with this tone? If that is your stance then what is left to talk about… I hope you avoid interfering in Iran’s affairs and express your regret in a way that the Iranian nation is informed of it,” he added…

It seems that Ahmadinejad has Obama’s number…realizing that the worst insult that he can hurl at Obama is to compare him to their mutual enemy, George W. Bush. And obviously, he views  Obama’s attempts to reach out to the Islamic Republic as a sign of weakness.

If you remember, back in January, Ahmadinejad lectured  Obama about America’s past injustices and suggested that he apologize to Iran on America’s behalf. Obama ended up apologizing to the whole Muslim world in his Cairo speech, for all the good it did.

Mousavi’s  recent remarks are seen as indication that he has not yet relented:

Iran’s leading opposition figure, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, launched a lengthy broadside against the Iranian leadership and state-owned media in comments published today on his website as authorities arrested 70 university professors who had just held a meeting with Mousavi.


“Our society at the moment is different from that of six months ago,” he said on Kalameh.ir. “At the moment, we are facing a new society that we need to get to know before doing anything else. The features, demands, requirements . . . of this society will have to be reviewed and analyzed.”

Mousavi fired back at a state-media campaign seeking to depict him and his green-bedecked political movement as dupes of Western intelligence agencies and even Saudi Arabia. “The recent pressures on me are aimed at making me change my position regarding the annulment of the election,” he said. “Insulting monologues will not solve anything.”

He complained that authorities had restricted his access to his supporters and shuttered his newspaper and arrested its staff. He warned of a more “violent atmosphere” if the repression continued.

“Because we are unable to respond, the defamation has increased to a point that stereotypical comments such as linking popular movements to foreigners are being raised,” he said.

Where is the UN in all of this? Aren’t they supposed to be champions of human rights? The protesters have been pleading with the world for some assistance and protection from this outlaw regime.

Claudia Rosett says (big surprise!) they’re AWOL:

Iran’s regime is already in gross violation of a series of U.N. sanctions over a nuclear program the U.N. Security Council deems a threat to international peace. The same regime has now loosed its security apparatus of trained thugs and snipers on Iranians who have been, in huge numbers, demanding their basic rights. Surely top U.N. officials such as Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon should be leading the charge for liberty and justice, with the strongest possible criticism and measures against the Iranian regime.

But that’s not happening. While Iranian protesters have been risking their necks to try to rid their country of a malignant despotism, the U.N. has hardly even qualified as voting “present.”

Congressman Mike Pence is calling for international sanctions against Iran, but something tells me that idea flies in the face of Obama’s plans for better relations with the tyrannical regime.

You can add your name to an online petition to the Prosecutors of the International Court of Justice requesting investigation into the crimes committed by Ali Khamenei, here,

Hat tip: Instapundit

There Are *Some* Who Don’t Oppose A Tiananmen Square Style Crackdown

As Wednesday’s crackdown in Iran is compared to Tiananmen Square, Vel Nirtist at American Thinker is reminded of Obama’s nominee to head theNational Intelligence Council, Chaz Freeman…

Yeah….does Chaz Freeman and Tiananmen Square ring a bell? It should….and the association could go a long way toward explaining why Obama has been as soft on the Mullahs as he has…

Here’s Freeman’s own opinion on the Tiananmen Square massacre…if you remember, this was one of the reasons conservatives so opposed his nomination…

I do not believe it is acceptable for any country to allow the heart of its national capital to be occupied by dissidents intent on disrupting the normal functions of government, however appealing to foreigners their propaganda may be. Such folk, whether they represent a veterans’ “Bonus Army” or a “student uprising” on behalf of “the goddess of democracy” should expect to be displaced with despatch (sic) from the ground they occupy.”

Good lord. Who does he (Obama’s 1st choice for the NIC) remind you of, there? Perhaps, the “Supreme Leader” cracking down violently on dissidents…Students rising up on behalf of the ‘Goddess of Democracy’ in Iran?