The Jawa Report has BEAT IT YOU FANATICS!!! GET OUT OF MY LAND!
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.
Even harsher than we’ve already seen?
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.
I can’t tell if this is a photoshop, or what, but holy cow if it isn’t:
I hope she survived this confrontation…
I think this is what Iranians mean when they call these young women, “lionesses”.
The Star.com describes the brave women in front of the resistance movement in Iran:
“There is an unfortunate distorted image of Iranian women. Everybody (in the West) is surprised at what’s happening in Iran because they have this image of women victimized by their state, by their husbands,” said Farzeneh Milani, a University of Virginia professor who has studied the Iranian women’s movement for three decades.
“The truth of the matter is that the women’s movement in Iran goes back to the middle of the 19th century.”
Women have played a role in each one of Iran’s cultural spasms. Many of the pro-Islamic activists during the 1979 Islamic Revolution were women. But the current reformist movement is a reaction to government measures aimed at pushing women to the sidelines of public life.
In 2005, the regime began a modesty campaign, the goal being a stricter enforcement of veiling.
“I call it gender apartheid, the separation of men and women in all spheres,” said Shahrzad Mojab, an activist who fled Iran in 1983 and now teaches at the University of Toronto. “It really has been building up over the last 30 years.”
Picture found via Twitter and Facebook.
It was indeed a photoshop…but only the finger part: