“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nelson, Specter must wrestle with anti-tax pledge in health debate

The Senate healthcare bill presents a tricky political challenge to Sens. Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Arlen Specter (Pa.), the only two Democrats in the Senate to have signed anti-tax pledges.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/69603-nelson-specter-must-wrestle-with-anti-tax-pledge-during-healthcare-debate

By Alexander Bolton

Minister Livnat: US administration is 'horrible'

A day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that the security cabinet had approved a partial moratorium on building in the West Bank, Sports and Culture Minister Limor Livnat launched an unprecedented attack on US President Barack Obama. Speaking at a Likud activists' meeting in Beersheba, Livnat said that Israel had "fallen into the hands of a horrible American administration." http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1259243016472&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

(Tnx to Grace TA on FB for sharing)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Health Care Reform – What’s Next? 9-12 Meeting, Fayette, GA

The Fayette-Coweta chapter of the Glenn Beck 9-12 Project is hosting a free admission meeting Tuesday evening December 8th from 7:00 – 8:15 pm in the lower-level meeting room of the Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend (s.e. corner of Hwy 54 and Willowbend).

Gerry Purcell of Alpharetta, national health care reform advocate, insurance expert and 2010 candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner, and Dr. James T. Sandwich, MD of Fayetteville, well-known health care speaker, will discuss the proposed government-run federal health care program. Find out what effect it will have on you and your family.

For more information contact: Jim Richter 770-632-9618 or Tracy Hulan 678-467-5525 – email: jimric314@gmail.com

Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots Meeting Dec 3

Due to concern that US Senate will vote on or before Christmas Eve to pass Governement Run Healthcare Bill?

Cap & Trade (Cap & Tax) is hiding between curtain number #2 and is being worked on in the back room and will be up for vote in blink of eye~!

For that reason we are holding an urgent meeting.

Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots Meeting
Thursday December 3rd, 2009

J Christophers Restaurant
Westpark Shopping Center
Intersection Hwy 74 & Hwy 54
Peachtree City GA.

For more information please visit www.sctpp.org

Letter to the President

I'm not even going to bother Snope-ing this one... real or not, he says what many, many of are thinking and does it well:

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, Until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of
Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish. I can't figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like: "We're no longer a Christian nation", "America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world, "America is mean-spirited." Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said, "America hasn't lived up to her ideals." Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality better than discrimnation. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man. Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of Murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

Harold B. Estes

When a 95 year old hero of the "the Greatest Generation" stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can. Please pass it on.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

American Association for Homecare Endorses New U.S. Senate Bill, the 'Prevent Health Care Fraud Act of 2009'

Just interesting...

/PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare endorses the new "Prevent Health Care Fraud Act of 2009," S. 2128, which is designed to substantially improve tools and resources available to prevent fraud in Medicare. The bill was introduced by Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.).

The LeMieux bill contains several provisions the American Association for Homecare outlined in its 13-point anti-fraud action plan, which the Association proposed to Congress in February. Those provisions include calling for real-time audits and screens to catch fraudulent claims, more site inspections to ensure that Medicare allows only legitimate home medical equipment providers to file reimbursement claims, and a dedicated office at the federal government level to combat Medicare fraud. The Association has also recommended that more funding be made available to federal fraud fighters. See the Association's full 13-point plan at www.aahomecare.org/stopfraud... read more: American Association for Homecare Endorses New U.S. Senate Bill, the 'Prevent Health Care Fraud Act of 2009'

Saturday, November 21, 2009

McConnell: Dems have health votes, but GOP won't give up

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday conceded the odds of successful passage of healthcare reform appears to favor Democrats, but promised Republicans will keep trying to block it. By J. Taylor Rushing
Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/68985-mcconnell-dems-have-votes-to-pass-reform-but-gop-wont-stop-opposing

Political Shell Games Will Change the Entire Game

The Bluedog Dems who votes yes tonight are playing their own shell game version. It will be simply be nothing more than an attempt to cover their own butts.

By voting yes tonight and submitting to their Democrat bosses they enable the ultimate passage of the health care bill and take over of our country. When they later vote NO on the bill, they'll be able to parade around in their district and say they did the right thing.

They know what they're doing. We know what they are doing.

They are selling their souls for the almighty votes that they hope will keep them safe and allow them to skate back into power.

It's corrupt. It's a corruption of their soul, of their moral compass.

It's corrupt the way Reid and Pelosi can hand out our tax dollars as bribes to garner votes. I knew it was a sick system prior to this, but this rush to kill our country, to get what they want, to ignore the majority of Americans, to put their need for power above what is best for the country they espouse to love, is disgusting, is evil.

I will do whatever I can to help get rid of every single person who votes yes tonight. I will do whatever I can to help kick everyone who's in power out of office next year and again in 2012.

I'm not alone. As I talk to friends across the country who've never gotten up off their couches to vote, to be involved, they're saying they will be putting down the remote and getting involved. They may be too late to stop tonight, but here's a warning to every power-hungry, egotistical politician who thinks they know better than the average American system: The people are awake, they are watching, they are getting involved and if there's any way possible they're going to make you have to take a real job come 2010 and 2012.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Global Climate Center Hacked, Confirmed

Earlier today I posted a story abt a global climate group being hacked, emails showed they'd manipulated data... wasn't sure at that point if it was really true. Probably by now most of you know it's been confirmed that it's legit, they were hacked. I popped over to their site & it even has a message saying they're on emergency backup... I bet ol' Al Gore is sweating enough to start his own global warm-up ... Here's the last story I found:

"Global Warming" SCAM - Hack/Leak FLASH

Apparently a "Global Climate Center" was hacked and the contents have been posted to the Internet. A ZIP file exceeding 60MB and containing a huge number of emails and other documents has been posted worldwide.

Original speculation as to whether the files posted were legitimate or some sort of spoof appears to now be confirmed as legitimate:

“It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails.”

I have not had time to read all of the material yet (there are over a thousand files involved!) but what I have skimmed looks VERY damning. Contained within the documents are what appear to be admissions of intentional tampering with data as well as intentional falsification of results to "show" man-made global warming.

One of the emails says:

"I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline."

That is, to hide a decline in global temperatures.


Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released

The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown.

UPDATE: Response from CRU in interview with another website, see end of this post.


Thanks much to Maria Celeste on Facebook for this one (didn't want to us entire name, blast to the world...). If it turns out to be true, WOW, it's going to be big.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

FEMA, floods and Illegals...

My sister's house ended up with 4 feet of water in it during the recent Georgia flood. She thought she was lucky as she had flood insurance. Not.

Turns out flood insurance, which costs her somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 to $700 a year (on top of regular home insurance) has extensive limits. It doesn't cover the repair of fences that are destroyed by trees that are knocked down, or the knocked down trees, ditto with porches, most basements, etc., etc. Her neighbor had just completely built in his basement, furnished it, put in a bathroom, etc. It wasn't covered because it was cinder block or something silly like that... he was in the driveway crying, really crying, after the adjuster left.

The water hit right at the 4ft mark at my sister's house, which means that they wouldn't repair anything above that mark... even though the water soaked up the walls and ruined the upstairs, buckled her new hardwood floors, left mildew all inside the walls up to the ceiling, etc. Half an inch more water and the rest of the house would have been covered I gather!

The kicker is that since she has flood insurance, regular insurance wouldn't cover the other stuff either --- it was flood related.

And FEMA? Well, she has flood insurance... FEMA might have paid for her hotel expenses for a while, but the adjuster (or whatever they're called) thought it was safe for her to live in the place with the mildew, wet, etc. (with a three-year old). Then, after she yelled loud enough (after reading the bit at the end of this post), they said sure they'd give her something normally, but they showed she was trying to sell her house and thus they couldn't. She's not trying to sell her house.

It seems it might have been better off if she didn't have flood insurance because then FEMA would cover more based on what I've heard and read from those affected by the floods.

How's flood insurance work? It's government run. Need I say more? But I will...

The way I understand it, insurance companies simply act as a type of broker for government run flood insurance. You can't buy private flood insurance. Way back when the government started offering flood insurance the insurance companies couldn't compete. They got out of it entirely.

I could regale you with more horror tales from my sister's experience over the past few months, but there's not enough space on the Internet to cover the craziness. It was a real eye-opener for me, and for my sis. It has been the most aggravating part of the flood. She lost so much... photos, years of memories, her school annuals to things passed down through the family to things she was saving for her grandchildren to come. You can't imagine until you've been through something like that just how devastating it can be to sift through a lifetime of gooey, moldy, smelly memories. To have to deal with the government on top of that is like pouring acid into a wound.

I want to leave you with this from FEMA:

If I am an undocumented immigrant, am I eligible for assistance for disaster-related needs?

- Yes, you may be eligible under many different programs run by state and local agencies and voluntary agencies for various types of cash assistance.

If I am an undocumented immigrant, am I eligible for any assistance from FEMA?

- You may be eligible for short-term, non-cash, emergency aid provided by FEMA.
- You will not be personally eligible for FEMA cash assistance programs (Individuals and Households Program Assistance); however, you may apply on behalf of your U.S. citizen child, or another adult household member may qualify the household for assistance.
- Even if you or your family does not qualify for FEMA cash assistance (Individuals and Households Program Assistance), please call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY for hearing/speech-impaired) for information and to be referred to other programs that can assist you regardless of your immigration status.

If I am an undocumented immigrant, can I apply on behalf of my child who was born in the United States?

- You can apply on behalf of your minor child (under 18 years of age) for FEMA cash assistance (Individuals and Households Program Assistance) if you live together.
- You will not have to provide any information on your immigration status or sign any documents regarding your status.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CMS: House health bill will hike costs $289B

The House-approved healthcare overhaul would raise the costs of healthcare by $289 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan, independent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/67791-cms-house-health-bill-will-hike-costs-289b

Multi-million pound UK company imposes "toilet tax" to save expenses!

A multi-million pound company in the UK has come up with an "outrageous" plan to save expenses - workers are charged on the amount of time they spend in the restroom and their salary is deducted accordingly.

Although, Dunbia, the Ulster-based meat supplying company says the scheme was implemented due to health and safety issues and an additional allowance was being given to cover the "toilet tax, some of the 300 people employed with the firm are disappointed that it is costing them nearly 30pounds a week to answer the nature's call.


Thanks to Paul R. Green on Facebook for finding & sharing this one...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Milton Friedman - Socialism vs. Capitalism

Here's a debate starter...

It Isn't Political Correctness, It's Shariah

In surveying the cultural carnage in the wake of the worst terrorist attack on a military installation in US history, it bears noting that there have been seismic shifts in America. When America was free of the shackles of Islam, say, fifty years ago, the current response to such an attack by an enemy faction would have been unthinkable.

I have watched in abject horror the stunning reaction of elites in this country to this act of war. The denial, the submission, the excuses, the dodging, the self-flagellation, the shame, the deceiving of the American people by the media, the military, society, law enforcement, authorities and politicians, all the way up to and including the White House, amounts to the enforcement of Shariah law.

Shariah law forbids criticism of Islam. And here we are.

American Thinker, by Pamela Geller: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/it_isnt_political_correctness.html

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Connect the HUGE dots...

Scan the news and it's obvious where this president (with a little p, I don't think he deserves a cap) is trying, and succeeding to some degree, to take our country. Read thru the pelosi-care bill... it's all about dropping the government right into the middle of our homes, our privacy, our freedom. Look what is being done with the porkulus bill. Government Motors. Union involvement in White House policies. Union thugary. The Obama Czars. Salaries for free-market companies being decided by the government. Cap and Tax. Uh, uh, uh, Barack Hussein Obama. Going after Fox News. The list goes on so long I can't begin to recite it all.

It's been less than a year and look where we are. Imagine what the future will bring if we don't stop this march to socialism, to government intrusion and take over? I shudder.

Here's the latest (for the moment):

Bill gives Fed new power to police risk
The Federal Reserve stands to gain substantial new authority under financial reform legislation, despite increasing skepticism from lawmakers in both parties over the central bank’s unchecked powers over the U.S. economy.
Under the final piece of the House reform package being assembled by Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, the Fed would join seven other regulators to form an oversight council to police financial firms that threaten the stability of the banking system.

Wake Up America!!! Pay attention. Look at those you're going to elect next year closely. Get to know them. Start watching the news, reading the news, sign up for Twitter, Facebook and get on some lists. Look at both sides, don't just immerse yourself in one political party. Step outside your comfort zone politically. Stop swallowing what passes for news on the non-cable stations, get more than sound-bites! Get involved in your community. Start by electing people at the local level who will protect your freedoms. Write letters to the Editor, to your elected Representatives, even to the President if you're brave enough. Again, the list of ways you can have an impact on the country's future are long and varied. Find a way to use your talents, your skills and abilities to help.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

You go Rep. Souder! Proud of ya...

Thanks to Gateway Pundit via Vivian on Facebook for sharing this one!http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/11/too-funny-rep-mark-souder-busts-pelosi-after-her-sappy-teddycare-speech-on-house-floor-video/

Judicial Watch Obtains New CIA Documents on Terrorist Interrogations

New CIA report concludes: "Detainee reporting accounts for more than half of all HUMINT reporting on al-Qa'ida since the program began..."

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding the results of the detainee interrogation program. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed on July 14, 2009, include two new versions of a report previously released to Judicial Watch in August, entitled, "Detainee Reporting Pivotal for the War Against Al-Qa'ida."

These new reports, dated June 1, 2005 and July 12, 2005, contain some different information than the previously released report, dated June 3, 2005. Notably, the June 1, 2005 report concludes that "Detainee reporting accounts for more than half of all HUMINT reporting on al-Qa'ida since the program began..." This fact is missing from the other two later reports.

The June 1, 2005 report also has additional pages of redacted material. All three reports conclude: "One of the gains to detaining the additional terrorists has been the thwarting of a number of al-Qa'ida operations in the United States and overseas."

(The previously released June 3, 2005 report notes "...detainees in mid-2003 helped us build a list of approximately 70 individuals – many of whom we had never heard of before – that al-Qa'ida deemed suitable for Western operations.")

On March 31, 2009, Vice President Cheney personally issued a request to the National Archives Presidential Libraries section for declassification review of the June 1, 2005 and another detainee program report. The Archives then passed on the request to the CIA for review on April 8, 2009. Judicial Watch sought these reports after it became apparent that they would not be released by the Obama administration in a timely fashion. Only last week was the specific June 1, 2005 report that Vice President sought evidently released to Judicial Watch. Vice President Cheney said these documents show the effectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques that were used on some detained terrorists, such as Khalid Shaykh Muhammad and Abu Zubaydah.

In March, President Obama overruled objections from national security officials and released documents detailing the government's enhanced interrogation program of terrorists (the so-called "torture" memos). However, President Obama initially withheld information detailing the results of this program, including alleged terrorist plots that the program prevented.

"All of these CIA documents come to the same conclusion: Detainee interrogations are effective and have helped save lives in the United States and overseas," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "The Obama administration initially attempted to conceal the effectiveness of detainee interrogations by cherry picking documents to support its view on the interrogation program. We're pleased we have been able to provide the American people with more of the truth about the effectiveness of terrorist detainee interrogations."

Note: Thanks to Cheryl for tagging me on this one! - Janet

PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

JCT Confirms Failure to Comply with Democrats’ Mandate Can Lead to 5 Years in Jail

Today {Friday}, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.

In response to the JCT letter, Camp said: “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail. It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”

Key excerpts from the JCT letter appear below:

“H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1]
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“If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…” [page 2]
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“Criminal penalties

Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:

• Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3]

When confronted with this same issue during its consideration of a similar individual mandate tax, the Senate Finance Committee worked on a bipartisan basis to include language in its bill that shielded Americans from civil and criminal penalties. The Pelosi bill, however, contains no similar language protecting American citizens from civil and criminal tax penalties that could include a $250,000 fine and five years in jail.

“The Senate Finance Committee had the good sense to eliminate the extreme penalty of incarceration. Speaker Pelosi’s decision to leave in the jail time provision is a threat to every family who cannot afford the $15,000 premium her plan creates. Fortunately, Republicans have an alternative that will lower health insurance costs without raising taxes or cutting Medicare,” said Camp.

According to the Congressional Budget Office the lowest cost family non-group plan under the Speaker’s bill would cost $15,000 in 2016.

Friday, November 6, 2009

LAST CHANCE TO CALL: Congress Will Vote Tomorrow to Fund Abortion in Health Care

Call/Email Your Member of Congress and ask him/her to oppose the "Rule" if it does not allow a vote on the Stupak anti-abortion funding amendment

On Saturday, Congress will vote on the massive health care legislation which currently will spend your money on all elective abortion! Speaker Nancy Pelosi's health care bill authorizes the government run "public option" to fund elective abortion and would subsidize private plans that cover elective abortion. Pro-life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak and Republican Rep. Joe Pitts want to offer a pro-life amendment to strike the abortion funding from the bill. However, Speaker Pelosi won't allow it. Instead, they have inserted a fake "compromise" to allow the government to fund abortion through private contractors, but this would still be GOVERNMENT funding of abortion (Medicare also uses private contractors to process fees and no one would call Medicare "private" funding.)

Speaker Pelosi will not allow a vote on a true amendment that would stop funding of abortion so you need to ask your Representative today to oppose the Rule that prevents a vote on the Stupak-Pitts amendment. And if that Rule passes they need to oppose final passage of the bill.
LAST CHANCE TO CALL BEFORE THE VOTE SATURDAY!!! Call your Member of Congress by contacting the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 or email them here.

Call/Email Your Member of Congress and ask him/her to oppose the "Rule" if it does not allow a vote on the Stupak anti-abortion funding amendment

Tony Perkins
FRC Action:
801 G Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
P: 202/393-2100 or 877/372-2808
W: frcaction.org

Rally Johnstown, PA SATURDAY

Friends: Tim Burns, a conservative Republican running against John Murtha will be holding an emergency meeting in front of Murtha's Johnstown, PA office at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow). The rally will be held to urge Murtha to embrace political reality and vote AGAINST Nancy Pelosi's destructive health care bill, which will come up for passage (or rejection) on the House floor this weekend.

As part of your own commitment to our beloved country, please attend this rally if you can . . . and meet Tim Burns, who has a good chance of beating Murtha in Nov., 2010.

If you know anyone who lives in western Pennsylvania, particulary the 12th Congressional District, please tell them about the rally . . . and ask them to attend.

If you live far away, please call Murtha's office and urge him to vote against H.R. 3962 ("NancyCare"). His DC office number is: 202-225-2065.

Also, please bring Burns's campaign to the attention of all patriots across America. Because Murtha has sold out to every special interest group imaginable, it will take a national effort to defeat this man.


Steve Maloney
Ambridge, PA
TimBurnsforCongress (Burns -- R -- against Murtha - D, PA 12th)
KeithRothfussforCongress (Rothfuss -- R -- against Altmire - D, PA 4th)
KJeneretteforCongress (Jenerette -- R -- against Brown - R, SC 1st)
CarlyforSenate (Fiorina - R -- against Boxer -- D, CA, U.S. Senate)
RubioforSenate (Rubio - R - against Crist -- R, FL, U.S. Senate)
ToomeyforSenate (Toomey - R -- against Specter or Sestak, PA, U.S. Senate)

URGENT: Final Battle Against Pelosi-Care in the House Tomorrow!

I just wanted to send a quick note to you about an urgent matter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to ram her healthcare bill through tomorrow, November 7th. We are asking all FreedomWorks members around the country to make urgent phone calls today and tomorrow to the swing votes in the House. Click here to begin calling these key 21 House Members to tell them to VOTE NO on Pelosi-Care.

If you have even 15 minutes today, please also go visit your local Congressional office and tell the staff that your Congressman should VOTE NO on Pelosi-Care tomorrow. You can find a list of congressional offices here.

Finally, if you live in DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia, please join us tomorrow at 1:00pm on the East Steps of the US Capitol Building in Washington, as we stand outside in solidarity against Pelosi-Care. This is our last chance to convince the Congressmen who haven't made up their minds to VOTE NO.

All of you have given so much of your time, money and energy to defend liberty. You are an inspiration to me and my staff. You are making a difference, and your last minute phone calls and congressional office visits could be the key to victory tomorrow. Thanks again, and let's fight this bill together for the next couple of days.

Freedom Works,
Dick Armey

Unemployment Hits 10.2 Percent...

How many more jobs will Obama kill?
Unemployment has hit 10.2 percent, the highest level since the 1983 recession. Obama administration officials will no doubt try to spin this latest bad economic news by noting that unemployment is typically a "lagging indicator." That was true in the old days, but it won't cut it in the age of the global economy and Internet-driven 24/7 news cycle. Unemployment may now be something of a leading indicator because business executives make decisions about whether to invest in new jobs much more quickly and based on vastly more data...


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hoffman a Win

What? a win? I know, I know, Doug Hoffman lost in the ballot box. But I don't count it as a loss, at least for those of us out here fighting for the heart and soul of America. Yes, it would have been a better win if he'd actually won, but it's still a win.

How so?

The conservative voice, the true conservative voice as opposed to those who play games in Washington, took out the candidate who called herself a Republican. We sent a message and it resounded across the country.

Sure, the RINO screwed her would-be constituents and screwed the election outcome with her tantrum this past weekend, but what else would you expect from a liberal?

If she had been an honorable person and not been such a spiteful child, she could have graciously backed out and then backed the true Republican in the race. She stomped her feet, proved how horrible she would have been as an elected official had she won, and managed to take down her opponent. Nasty politics, nasty person.

Scuzzyfavors (sf), aka Dede Scozzafava, took 6% of the vote. With that 6% there's a good chance Hoffman would have had a clear win. If sf had been a stand-up person of quality, she would have been standing by Hoffman's side and would have tossed her support to him. The 6% were probably for the most part sf's die-hard supporters who would have voted Hoffman or stayed home if she'd been a person of character. If they stayed home or voted Hoffman, he'd have won. I'd guess a percentage of those who voted for sf might have done so because they always punched a Republican ticket, no matter what, but I don't think there would have been many of those...

sf aside, the numbers aside, I think our big win was in sending a message to the power-brokers, the Republican hierarchy, that we're out here and we're voting conservative. We aren't going to support those who aren't true-blue, through and through, believers in American values.

When you combine sf's numbers and Hoffman's numbers, the conservative voters were out in higher numbers than those of the Dem/Lib. The majority voted conservative. Period.

More and more Republicans and Democrats are calling themselves Independents. We're tired of politics as usual. We're tired of those in D.C. and locally who pander to us, who don't listen, who play power games.

A lot of the pundits are talking about all the conservative support that went Hoffman's way... Sarah Palin, Fred Thompson, Glenn Beck, the Tea Party movement, etc., etc. They're saying it's a referendum, negatively, on the conservative movement.

Not so.

I don't vote based on who endorses who, and I don't think the majority of voters are wowed by "celebrities" or endorsements by those who don't live in our neighborhoods. Sure, all the star power behind Hoffman did a great thing: it brought attention to the race locally, it made people aware of the true nature of the candidates. Without all the attention most conservative voters would have walked into the ballot box and checked the candidate with the "R" beside her name.

With the status-quo Republican elite backing sf, it would have been tough for the Party faithful to consider the "I" in the race. I've been involved in "R" politics for too long not to understand that one...

Unfortunately, I think the ummph and attention came too late, and to some degree it may have backfired. There are a lot of people who get irritated when outsiders try to come into their homes and try to tell them how to vote.

I think the duplicity of the Republican Party was also another factor. First they back a liberal RINO, then they want the voters to follow their lead and vote for another candidate? while "their" candidate is still in the race? Oh no Mr. and Ms. Republican Leader, you screwed up. You lost credibility. Vet your candidates. Listen to those of us out here who haven't minded having that "R" attached to us in the past... the past... the past...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Employers for a Health Economy YouTube - Spread it around!

Employers for a Healthy Economy
A new coalition of leading employer associations representing hundreds of thousands of businesses of all sizes from all 50 states and nearly every sector of the economy today launched a nationwide advertising campaign targeting the health care bill in the House of Representatives. Employers for a Healthy Economy strongly supports health care reform that lowers costs and provides access to health care for millions of Americans. However, the pending legislation will only drive up costs and further imperil our nation’s economy.

The coalition warns in a new ad -- "Millions" -- that the House health care proposal could wipe out even more jobs, raise costs, and put employers’ and employees’ current health care benefits at risk... http://www.chamberpost.com/2009/11/employers-for-a-healthy-economy.html