Friday August 28th

Are Pelosi’s lies impeachable?

Nancy Pelosi is a liar. And not just the typical, sniveling, inside-the-Beltway-talking-head prevaricator, either. Nancy Pelosi is a wide-eyed, stare-you-in-the-face, What-planet-are-you-from? liar. [I was all over this liar Pelosi months ago. Nice to see American Thinker piling on now…ed]

Nancy Pelosi asks for $100K to fight ‘smears’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched an urgent effort to raise $100,000 by Monday to help combat what she calls GOP “smears” about health care reform. “Republican opponents of reform are coming out with one outrageous smear after the next, all aimed at derailing our progress. We must be able to counter their special interest-funded attacks and set the record straight,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Democratic supporters. “That’s why I have set a goal of raising $100,000 in grassroots donations before the August FEC fundraising deadline,” says Pelosi. [The Republicans aren’t telling the truth about this Obamacare fiasco Nancy? May I call you Nancy? It’s a well established FACT that this broad can’t open her mouth without outrageous lies spilling out like so much effluent from a broken sewer pipe!…ed]

Democratic Health Care Bill Divulges IRS Tax Data

One of the problems with any proposed law that’s over 1,000 pages long and constantly changing is that much deviltry can lie in the details. Take the Democrats’ proposal to rewrite health care policy, better known as H.R. 3200 or by opponents as “Obamacare.” (Here’s our CBS News television coverage.) Section 431(a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted gross income, the number of dependents, and “other information as is prescribed by” regulation. That information will be provided to the new Health Choices Commissioner and state health programs and used to determine who qualifies for “affordability credits.” [According to Pelosi I guess this would be one of those “smears and lies.” Don’t believe your lying eyes folks even when you are staring right at the language in this Obamacare cluster fu**…ed]

After Iowa Flood, Feeling Just a Bit Ignored

It was more than a year ago that the core of this city was submerged to its rooftops, a result of record flooding on the Cedar River that caused an estimated $6 billion in damage — among the most costly natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina. The outpouring of attention toward New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, ratcheting up again now as the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, has not been seen here. In fact, the people of Cedar Rapids are feeling neglected. [Yeah not much news value in a bunch of midwestern white folks hammered by a natural disaster…ed]

The Fall Guy: CIA Director Leon Panetta getting sacked by his own team.

In the game of political football that is today national security, spare a thought for CIA Director Leon Panetta. Quarterbacking is hard enough without getting sacked by your own team. President Barack Obama fought hard for the former California congressman during his uncertain February confirmation fight. That’s about the last thing the president has done for his spy chief. Quite the opposite: If the latest flap over CIA interrogations shows anything, it’s that Mr. Panetta has officially become the president’s designated fall guy. [Welcome to your new home under the bus Leon…ed]

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Celeb grief to save Obamacare?

Nobody does celebrity death like the Americans. The British are capable of spectacular one-shot descents into commercial grief; the ceremonial burial honors for Princess Di couldn’t be duplicated anywhere. Where else is there a backdrop like Westminster Abbey? But only in America can a celebrity’s death be a good career move. Democrats are smiling through their tears, determined not to waste an opportunity and figuring out how to channel grief over the death of Teddy Kennedy into a campaign to save President Obama’s health-care scheme. [The surest way for this government takeover of our healthcare system to go down in well deserved flames is to attach the name of this drunken womanizing killer of 28 year old Mary Jo Kopechne so please Democrats….DO IT!!…ed]

Kennedy replacement request gains support

Senior Democrats in Washington and Massachusetts have thrown their support behind a proposal to appoint a temporary replacement for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose death Tuesday has left his chief cause — national health insurance — with one less vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday endorsed the plan to change the state’s law to allow an interim appointment before a special election, when a candidate will be chosen to serve out the last three years of the Massachusetts Democrat’s term. Reid joined Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and other top legislative leaders who want to ensure that the state has two senators in the fall. [The Democrats just lost their filibuster proof Senate when Kennedy croaked so of course it’s time to change the laws to accommodate their agenda. They claim it’s important for the state to have two senators yet the drunk one hadn’t voted on a bill since last April…ed]

Markey: Medicare will take hit

Some people, including Medicare recipients, will have to give up some current benefits to truly reform the nation’s health-care system, Rep. Betsy Markey told a gathering of constituents in Fort Collins on Wednesday. Markey has repeatedly said during the August congressional recess that Medicare spending needs to be reined in to help pay for reforming the broader health-care system. “There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.” [Little wonder why the number one voting block in this country, senior citizens, are mad as hell about this Obamacare garbage…ed]

U.S. moves toward formal cut off of aid to Honduras

U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a “military coup,” a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation. The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said State Department staff had made such a recommendation to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has yet to make a decision on the matter although one was likely soon. Washington has already suspended about $18 million aid to Honduras following the June 28 coup and this would be formally cut if the determination is made because of a U.S. law barring aid “to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree.” [The Obama administration knows damn well this was no “military coup,” they’re just pissed their fellow marxist has been legally removed from office…ed]

Access to a Senator’s Donors

The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that a conservative political group can use Senator Arlen Specter’s campaign donor list to notify people that Mr. Specter has promised to return donations to those upset by his switch to Democrat from Republican. The commission voted 4 to 2 in favor of the request from Club for Growth, a group once led by former Representative Patrick J. Toomey, who nearly defeated Mr. Specter in the 2004 Republican primary in Pennsylvania. [Outstanding. The slimeball should be returning those donations to the people who supported him before he jumped ship knowing he wouldn’t get reelected as a Republican…ed]

St. Augustine man kills himself before jury’s ‘not guilty’ verdict

Authorities say a St. Augustine man on trial for sexual battery charges apparently killed himself before learning the verdict: not guilty. A St. Johns County judge became concerned Thursday when 57-year-old William Telano Evans didn’t show up for the reading of the verdict. [Evidently this now deceased fella never hear of the old adage, “It ain’t over til the fat lady sings”…ed]

Hey Flickr … why so censorious?

The “Jokerized” image of President Barack Obama sat unmolested on Flickr for about two months before it was removed by the staff at the photo-sharing Web site. A couple thousand users viewed the image — Obama’s Time magazine cover superimposed with the iconic “Joker” look from “The Dark Knight” — and many of them commented on it. Sometimes it got heated. Then the co-opted image was co-opted again; the Time cover replaced with the single word, “SOCIALISM” on anti-Obama posters that started popping up in Los Angeles. Suddenly, the original “Jokerized” Time cover was gone from Flickr. And so were the comments. People noticed. Media noticed too. [Seems to be a real problem with these photo/video hosting sites deleting all kinds of material that shows Obama in a less than flattering light often using the infamous and murky “violates our terms of service” excuse. Google owned Youtube is especially notorious at pulling this crap…ed]

Bike-safety groups take President Obama head on after ride without helmet

Perhaps President Obama didn’t want to look uncool on his bike ride Thursday, but his decision to skip the helmet had safety experts banging their heads. Obama, on vacation with his family in Martha’s Vineyard, joined the First Lady and his daughters yesterday for a ride in Aquinnah, a town at the western, most rural end of the island. The President appeared to be the only one with no helmet. (SNIP) “Helmets look goofy – you look a little dorky,” he said. “When you’re the leader of the free world you have to look tough.” [Obama not wearing a bike helmet doesn’t make him look tough, he never looks tough. This guy wouldn’t know tough if it sat in his lap and called him mama…ed]

After Kennedy’s Death: Silence from the Pope

There was a poignant footnote to President Obama’s historic July 10 meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. Behind closed doors in the papal library, Obama handed Benedict a letter that Senator Edward Kennedy had asked him to personally deliver to the pontiff. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs later told reporters that nobody – not even the President – knew the contents of the sealed missive. Obama himself asked Benedict to pray for Kennedy, and called the ailing Senator afterward to fill him in on his encounter with the 82-year-old Pope. (SNIP) As of yet, unlike some other world leaders, Pope Benedict has not commented or issued an official communique in response to Kennedy’s death. [Ted Kennedy being a fierce advocate for the killing of tiny defenseless human beings before they ever had a chance to live their lives might have something to do with the Pope holding off on issuing any kind of message concerning his death…ed]

Few watched Ted’s TV tributes

Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death apparently reached the saturation point quickly with TV audiences. His death overnight was news at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. By 8 p.m., few people cared to watch the tributes to him on television. At 8 p.m., CBS-TV’s “Ted Kennedy: The Last Brother” drew but 4.6 million viewers. Its rating of 0.9 (among people 18-49 — the prime target of advertisers) was the lowest among the four major networks. Third-place was a rerun of “Bones,” which had a 1.2 rating with 4.5 million viewers. [Like I said, Democrats–please PLEASE tie this guy’s name into the Obamacare bill. Thanks…ed]

Kennedy Friend Recalls How Much He Loved to Joke About Chappaquiddick (Video)

“Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?” Editor’s note: WAMU-FM/NPR radio host Diane Rehm talks with Ed Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, about his close friendship with Ted Kennedy. [On of Ted Kennedy’s favorite topics of humor was about Chappaquiddick? What in the hell was so funny about Mary Jo Kopechne suffocating to death in a submerged car waiting for help while this bum took off and hid for nine hours?…ed]

AIG Soars Above $50 a Share, And Many Are Wondering Why

It may have been written off as a hopeless case less than a year ago, but the stock of the American International Group
AIG shot up to $50 on Thursday, capping a fourfold gain in the last two months. For all the optimism taking hold in the markets these days, it is hard to find a tangible explanation. “Who would want to buy a stock that’s still 80 percent owned by the government?” wondered William T. Fitzpatrick, an equity analyst at Optique Capital. Shares ended Thursday at $47.84, a gain of 27 percent from the previous close of $37.69. [Say you don’t suppose the government is using a pile of that stimulus money to surreptitiously prop up the stock market do ya? After all this administration and the federal reserve refuse to provide the public with information on where the hell billions of dollars of taxpayer money has gone and I just can’t imagine anyone with any money left jumping into the market in a big way these days. Just sayin’…ed]

Chinese Tire-Import Spat Puts Obama in Trade-Policy Pickle

A politically charged case involving Chinese tire imports will soon force the hand of an Obama administration that has yet to articulate a clear trade policy to anxious global trading partners. President Barack Obama has until Sept. 17 to rule on a U.S. International Trade Commission recommendation that the White House put a 55% tariff on low-grade car tires imported from China. The ITC’s finding followed a complaint by the United Steelworkers that a flood of cheap Chinese tires in recent years had cost more than 5,000 union jobs. [Look I can handle the worthless piece of crap Chinese made pliers falling apart in my hands but the last thing I want is to be driving down the road surrounded by a bunch of cars wearing cheap ass tires coming out of that country…ed]

FCC Diversity Chief Says Republican Communications Policies Hurt Civil Rights

Mark Lloyd, chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), claimed that communications policies enacted by Republicans negatively impacted the civil rights of minorities. Lloyd made the claim in a 1998 essay he wrote while working for the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. He said that two decades of Republican communications policies had eroded the gains made by the civil rights movement in minority ownership in communications. Lloyd also said that, prior to the Reagan administration, the FCC recognized that civil rights and communications policy were linked, and he said that minority ownership of radio and television stations was necessary to correct the lack of diversity in media. [Not so veiled backdoor into the “Fairness Doctrine.” This is how Obama will come after talk radio and even the internet. At some point the American people will have had just about enough of everything revolving around race and the revolt will begin…ed]

Curt Schilling may run for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat

With the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, a special election to fill his Senate seat will occur in early 2010. The election must be between January 18 and February 2 according to Massachusetts law. Among the cast of prospective Republican challengers is former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. Schilling won two World Series with the Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007) and has a house in Medfield, a suburb of Boston. [Give it a shot Curt, the country could use some sanity coming out of that state…ed]

Quote of the day.

I wonder who’s paying for this Kennedy funeral. I know it’s not the Kennedy trust. Is it Cutty Sark?

-Rush Limbaugh on the EIB network 8-28-09

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