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February 2011 Blog Posts (89)

You Say You Want A Revolution?

The news reports this morning are that the President of the United States, that would be the President of all the red states, the blue states, the purple states, and the man who is supposed to represent ALL Americans has now thrust himself and what the Washington Post calls his “political machine” smack dab in the middle of the union mayhem in Madison, Wisconsin and is instructing his cadre of organizers to expand the union protests to Ohio to embattle newly-elected governor John…

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Added by Brian Watt on February 18, 2011 at 10:58am — 1 Comment


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Today in American History (HUCKLEBERRY FINN)

 

"I am piling up manuscript in a really astonishing way,"  Mark Twain write his family in 1883.  "I believe I shall complete, in two months, a book which I have been fooling over for seven years.  This summier it is no more trouble to me to write than it is to lie."  The…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 18, 2011 at 7:43am — 1 Comment

Obamacare - - Now we see how the game is to be played.

Walk me through the rules one more time - - how do we get the 'get out of jail - pass GO and collect $200' card?



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We already knew about the hundreds of connected businesses and unions that have been granted waivers from The Greatest Legislation Ever, but HHS has… Continue

Added by Dan Kennedy on February 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Today in American History (FIRSTS IN THE U.S.A.)

 

 

On February 17, 1817, the first public gas streetlight in the United States was lit in Baltimore, Maryland.  Artist Rembrant Peale brought the idea of gas lighting to the city.  He had learned about it during a visit to England, and on his return had displayed a…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 17, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

My selection criteria for political candidates

I muse in Examiner on the questions I consider when looking at a political candidate seeking my vote:

 

My selection criteria for political candidates

Added by Stephanie Williams on February 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Do we understand what we are fighting? The truth is in history.

We have so many issues to deal with right now. One of those is the amount of money spent battling the enemy of terrorism in the middle east. I have had friends who have served and are still serving in the military who are tired of the wasted resources they have and are not allowed to use.

The amount of…

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Added by Carl Gardner on February 16, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Arthur, the Aardvark, Appears on Capitol Hill

It’s a well-known fact that Republicans hate children. That’s why they’re so supportive of corporations like McDonald’s, the purveyor of the instant childhood obesity kits more insidiously and perversely known as Happy Meals. To show just how much Republicans hate children Democrat members of Congress invited Arthur, the Aardvark to the Hill today…

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Added by Brian Watt on February 16, 2011 at 12:41pm — 4 Comments


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Today in American History ("THE MOST BOLD AND DARING ACT OF THE AGE"

NO MORE.  That was President Thomas Jefferson's answer to the rulers of the Barbary States of North Africa.  For centuries, the Barbary States hid licensed pirates to attack merchant ships in the Mediterranean.  The pirates not only captured booty but also held crews for ransom or sold them in the market as slaves.

 

 

European nations and the young United States had been paying the Barbary rulers huge sums of money to "protect" their ships from the…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 16, 2011 at 8:02am — 2 Comments


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Today in American History (SUSAN B. ANTHONY)

 

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in an age when women in the United States and the rest of the world were considered inferior to men.  Most colleges weren't open to women.  Many restaurants had signs saying, "No Females Allowed."  Husbands by law controlled…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 15, 2011 at 7:53am — No Comments

Brother Jim says.. When are you folks going to wake up??? Are You Awake??

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 U.S. hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses to salaried employees, according to company documents obtained by The Associated Press.

THIS is NOT a result of capitalism. YOU and I prepaid these bonuses. When OBAMA took YOUR money and GAVE it to the UNIONS, it also PAID Government Motor's outrageous PENSION liability. This and…
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Added by Danny Stark on February 14, 2011 at 11:15pm — 3 Comments

Obama's 2012 Budget... Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes!

READ for yourself. There is no plan to reduce the cost of government. The plan is take another TRILLION ($1,000,000,000,000.00) from YOU.

Obama's FY2012 Budget: Taxes, Taxes, and More Taxes

President Obama released his budget this morning. Rather than focusing on Washington’s over-spending problem, the budget calls for higher taxes on families and small businesses to pay for even more government spending.…

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Added by Danny Stark on February 14, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments


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Congress Update

Recent Congressional Votes…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 14, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Write your Congressman - - it will be good for them

I sent to all of my representatives / senators and the GOP leadership as well.. Perhaps a note from the home front would do good.  Let them know where you stand.

 

Congressman Yoder:



The proposed budget cuts from the GOP leadership is not enough.  Reading the headlines - it appears they are looking to cut $35 - $60 billion.  However if we 'annualize' the cuts they would meet the $100 billion promise.  RIDICULOUS!! It should be brought to Washington's attention that we…

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Added by Dan Kennedy on February 14, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Tired of hearing about the 'long range' plans

I am a little weary of Washington's 'long range' plan to reduce spending, cut the deficit and address the HUGE entitlements that are killing our nation's economy.  How about a little 'short range' action to address these now?

Reducing the 2011 spending by $100 billion is a drop in the bucket - and the GOP seems to be struggling with that small step for mankind (sic).  We have new faces from Kansas in Washington (Yoder and Moran) - - I still get the standard email responses from them…

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Added by Dan Kennedy on February 14, 2011 at 8:34am — 3 Comments


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Today in American History (THE NATIONAL FLOWER)

 

Fossils reveal that they've grown as a wildflower in America for more than 35 million years.  George Washington bred them and named a variety after his mother.  The White House has a famous garden…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 14, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

A month ago, Medicare issued a regulation providing for end-of-life counseling during annual "wellness" visits.

Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling..  Well, it's back - by administrative fiat..  Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), author of Section 1233, was delighted!  OMG!

Reported by the Washington Post here... …

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Added by Danny Stark on February 12, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Al Gore Versus The Supercomputers! It's Terrific!

It's alarming! It's terrifying! It's like nothing you've experienced before!

See the climatic cataclysm that mankind's reckless spewing of killer carbon dioxide has unleashed upon this island Earth! You will witness Blizzards! Sleet! Hail! Freezing Rain! And typhoons! In IMAX fully-immersive 3-D Cinerama that's so real you'll think you're freezing to death while the world comes to an end right there in the theater!

Watch as freezing temperatures go where no freezing…

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Added by Brian Watt on February 12, 2011 at 12:42am — 4 Comments


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Today in American History (LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY)

 

February 12 is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, born in 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgernville, Kentucky.  Long before he became president, Lincoln's friends and aquaintances called him "Honest Abe."

 

When he was a boy in Indiana, he borrowed a book about George Washington from a neighbor, Josiah Crawford.  After rainwater ruined it, he went straight to Crawford, owned up to what had happened, and spent three days in Crawford's cornfield…

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Added by Leslie Schmidt on February 11, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The New Age of Enlightenment?

Prior to the 2010 mid-term election in the United States, the conventional wisdom was that Republicans would probably pick up 20 to 30 seats in the House of Representatives. Yes, there were other more rosy prognostications from folks like Dick Morris that the number would be much higher. But generally most commentators were hedging their bets. When the dust had settled, Republicans picked up 63 seats, the largest gain in several decades and a clear rejection of the performance of the…

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Added by Brian Watt on February 11, 2011 at 3:32pm — No Comments

"COURTS"

Courts – The courts do whatever they want. The judges do not follow the constitution. Peoples freedom and property are taken away from them in violation of the constitution daily across the land in city, country, state and federal courts. They are all off the constitution and basically lawless. The bar carrying lawyers are consumed with procedures, not law. The founding father set up the grand jury system where a citizen could go and file a complaint against a government…

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Added by Timithy & Karen Kemper on February 11, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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