Video: Hannity Tangles with Keith Ellison in “Waste of Time” Interview

I didn’t watch this contentious interview, live, but did hear my husband loudly reacting to it in the other room.

Right from the get-go, it seems, lefty congressman Keith Ellison launched into an angry tirade against Hannity, accusing him of being “immoral” and a liar.

He told Hannity he continuously says things that aren’t true, pointing to his consistently blaming the massive debt on President Obama. Hannity immediately stopped the interview at this point and told Ellison that having him on was a waste of time.
Ellison was on Hannity’s show to talk about the impending sequester cuts. In the midst of Ellison’s answer, Hannity cut him off to ask another question, but Ellison fired back, “No, wait a minute, you said I could rant, and I am.” Hannity said he’s had plenty of time to rant, but before he could get onto the next question, Ellison kept loudly talking. Hannity asked, “Why are you so angry?”

I’m not sure why I’m even posting this – the execrable Keith Ellison is a tough one to watch.

I really enjoyed his sycophantic mimicry of Obama Regime talking points, didn’t you? Especially the part about ending tax loopholes for yachts and jets.

Rush Limbaugh had a thing or two to say about the Regime’s plan to eliminate tax breaks for corporate and private jet owners a few days ago.

You’ve got Obama and the media and everybody running around trying to scare the hell out of people because these government people may lose their jobs.  These government departments may shut down.  This over here, that over there, it’s gonna be a disaster if we only spend $15 billion more.  Meanwhile, Obama has a tax change that he wants to implement that could literally throw thousands of people who manufacture corporate jets out of work.

I mean, this is real.  This is not some phony government sequester business.  If everybody in this sequester, if there is anybody, gets furloughed, they’re gonna get their back pay.  They always do, folks.  We had a federal employee yesterday who admitted it.  They get their back pay.  And the government shutdown of 1995, every federal employee who was laid off for a while, furloughed, got back pay as soon as they went back to work.  They get their Thanksgiving turkeys and all that.  So this is all smoke and mirrors.  But yet in the real world, where Obama’s policies are gonna cause people in the private sector to lose their jobs, well, that isn’t any big deal.

Jay Carney said, “‘I would say that making choices about budgets and deficit reduction always involves difficult choices.’  Carney then went back to the administration’s usual argument on how to avert the looming sequester — that the debate is a choice between ‘special’ tax breaks versus national defense, Head Start for children and jobs for teachers.”  That’s not what this is about.  There aren’t any special tax breaks anybody’s trying to defend here in the sequester.  The sequester’s all about government spending.


I’m tired of having my intelligence insulted.  What I want to focus on here is this.  This is the line from Jay Carney.  “When it’s a choice between laying teachers off or affecting our national security or, in the broader scheme, reforming our tax code in a way that eliminates these special interest tax breaks or subsidies … the question here is: What choices do we make? Do we choose to protect narrow special interest loopholes?”

So what Carney is saying here, the hell with private jet makers, the hell with the assembly line workers and everybody else involved in putting together and manufacturing, the hell with them.  We’re gonna side with teachers, and the federal government doesn’t even pay teachers.  We played this sound bite for you yesterday in a televised interview with KAKE TV Wichita.  Obama said paraphrasing, “Well, we want to give more tax breaks to all the aviation companies in Kansas so that they’re hiring here, producing there.  What we don’t want to do is give somebody who’s buying a corporate jet an extra tax break that ordinary people can’t get because they don’t need it.”

It’s none of his business who needs what.  It’s none of his business who needs or has what.  But he’s the world’s foremost authority.  He wants to determine who has enough and who doesn’t.  And then if somebody doesn’t have enough he’s gonna take from somebody he thinks does have enough, and he’s gonna give it away.  So if you happen to work at a company that makes jets, Obama is targeting your industry.  Again.  This is the second time.  The first time was shortly after he was inaugurated.  He’s doing it again.


Twitchy: Rep. Keith Ellison has epic meltdown on Hannity, name trends worldwide:

We’ve seen a lot of politicians get angry on TV, but Rep. Keith Ellison’s “I know you are but what am I?” six-minute hissy fit on tonight’s “Hannity” is one of the worst ever — so much so it got the Democrat’s name trending.

Hagel Confirmation a Done Deal

Chuck Hagel is set to become the next defense secretary having cleared a major hurdle this afternoon. Republicans had blocked his nomination for almost two weeks due to their objections to his noxious views on Middle East security. Today, the Senate voted 71–27  to end debate on Hagel’s nomination, and will hold a final vote on confirmation at 4:30 (Eastern) this afternoon.

At first, Republicans threatened a filibuster over demands that the White House turn over more information about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that left four Americans, including the ambassador, dead. As Obama officials turned over more information on that front, senior Republicans latched on to requests for more documents about the nominee’s private-sector life, including the source of funds from his numerous speeches in the more than four years since he left the Senate.

That prompted a nearly unified GOP caucus to block Hagel’s first filibuster vote Feb. 14, the first time a nominee for defense secretary faced such a partisan maneuver.

The White House and Democrats rejected those demands, and instead cited the lengthy background checks conducted by the FBI and the Senate Armed Services Committee.

In the minutes leading up to Tuesday’s vote, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said that he did not need any more information about Hagel’s finances, and instead said most Republicans simply objected to Hagel’s world view.

In what has become a familiar pattern with Obama, he went ahead with a divisive and distracting approach, knowing that controversy lay ahead with the Hagel nomination, rather choosing a more qualified candidate everyone could agree with.

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) made this point on the Senate floor, today, when he spoke about his opposition to Hagel’s confirmation.

A group of Senate Republicans wrote a letter to the president, last week, calling on him to withdraw the nomination.

Fifteen Republicans senators wrote that Hagel lacks the bipartisan support and confidence to serve in the vital job of defense secretary.

‘‘The occupant of this critical office should be someone whose candidacy is neither controversial nor divisive,’’ wrote the senators — all opponents of Hagel.

None of that matters to Obama, whose only interest was finding a “Yes Man” to go along with his plans to downsize the Pentagon and help him manage the decline of US power in the world. If he can enrage and frustrate impotent Republicans while in the process, so much the better.

Shale Energy: A Game Changer (Video)

While Hollywood celebs and environmentalists fight tooth and nail against it, hydraulic fracturing is transforming America’s energy landscape for the better.

In this video, David Chavern, U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President points out that thanks to fracking, we now have at least 100 years of natural gas supplies and vast quantities of oil.

Workers in the shale energy sector earn over $50/hour, double the national average.

In next seven years, shale energy development is expected to:

  •  Support three million jobs
  • $417 billion in economic growth
  • $111 billion in annual revenue to governments


For more information, go to Shale Works For Us.

KC Winter Storm II: The View From My Deck

A second major winter storm in a week bore down on southern U.S. Plain states Monday and Tuesday, dumping more than a foot of snow in areas. Parts of Kansas and Missouri were still digging out from last week’s winter storm. The amount of snow we’ve gotten from these two storms is more than the yearly average. Here’s the view from my deck, this morning:



 In the Kansas City area – my neck of the woods – grocery store bread aisles were nearly bare and some stores ran out of shovels:

A Home Depot in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City suburb, received 300 snow shovels Sunday night and nearly all were sold within an hour after the store opened Monday, a manager said.

Our Walmart bread aisle looked like this, yesterday:


The heaviest snow has already occurred, but an additional 1-3 inches of snow is expected, this afternoon, totaling up to 12 inches from the south Kansas City Metro area northeastward through North Central Missouri.

Yep, the kids are home from school, today.

Video: Governors FRUSTRATED after meeting with Obama

Via Instapundit, judging from reactions, that  meeting Obama held with the National Governors Association, Monday, was not terribly productive, in fact, Gov. Nikki Haley said she could not be more frustrated.

During President Barack Obama’s meeting with U.S. governors at the White House Monday, the president dismissed members of the press to hold a private, hourlong discussion with the visiting state executives. Whatever was said after the cameras left the room especially incensed South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.

Haley went across the street to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after the meeting, where she joined fellow Republican Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin in berating both Congress and the Obama administration for failing to agree to an alternative to the looming across-the-board federal budget cuts set to trigger March 1.

“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”

“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”

It would appear that Obama had the media cleared out of the room after he was done pontificating, so they would be unable to report on the governors’ questions.

The most transparent president in modern times knew things were going to get a tad unpleasant, and didn’t want it recorded for posterity.