Tuesday September 15th

Media Malpractice: Tom Brokaw’s World Implodes

With the passing of Walter Cronkite, Mr. Brokaw is considered perhaps the new “dean” of journalism. As such the former NBC News anchor is periodically summoned forth to assess the current world, an occasion that presented itself recently on the venerable NBC Sunday newser Meet the Press. Sitting cheek by jowl with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, Brokaw joined him to riff on the Internet and the state of journalism today, an opportunity occasioned by the resignation of Van Jones, he of the Truther brigades (and much more) and the Obama White House. Mr. Jones’ resignation was prompted by a virtual parade of videos and documents in which Jones, in his own words and deeds, presented himself as an overripe Marxist with a tendency to the nutty paranoia of the extreme left. This material was discovered by Fox commentator Glenn Beck, doubtless with an assist from citizens who had scanned the Internet, easily unearthing Jones’ ravings. One in particular was Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit. [If you read nothing else today be sure to take the time to take this one in…ed]

Likely Voters Overwhelmingly Disapprove of ObamaCare

A Zogby International/O’Leary Report poll of 4,200 likely voters has some startling results concerning attitudes toward health-care reform: Asked if they agree or disagree that the federal government should require all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine — a provision favored by Democrats — 70.2 percent said they disagree, and only 18.5 percent agree. The rest are not sure. A resounding 75 percent of respondents said that taxes should not be raised to fund a government-run health insurance program for Americans who do not have health insurance. (SNIP) Other findings: 78.5 percent believe tort reform is needed, and 77.3 percent oppose taxing employer-provided health-care benefits. [Like Obama and the rest of his thugs in the administration really give a rat’s ass about what the American people want…ed]

Health Care Reform: Support for Health Care Plan Falls Back To Pre-Speech Levels

Following President Obama’s speech to Congress last week, support for his health care reform plan increased steadily to a peak of 51% yesterday. However, the bounce appears to be over. The latest daily tracking shows that support has fallen all the way back to pre-speech levels. Forty-five percent (45%) of all voters nationwide now favor the plan while 52% are opposed. A week ago, 44% supported the proposal and 53% were opposed. [Well it sure didn’t take long for the ill-informed masses to start walking back on their short lived support of government run healthcare now did it?…ed]

Doctors: Malpractice Costs the Biggest Money-Saver in Tort Reform

Many physicians and Republican lawmakers were happy to hear President Obama raise the issue of medical malpractice in his address to Congress last week, but now are asking why the president wants to test “demonstration projects” when reforms have already proven successful on the state level. “Whole states are demonstration projects,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas. “Texas passed tort reform in 2003 and … insurance premiums went down 30 percent. California passed tort reform and premiums went down 40 percent. Let’s enact tort reform. Let’s not just try that with demonstration projects. We already know it works. Let’s put it into law.” [Obama touching on tort reform during his speech full of lies was nothing but distraction. He and the rest of the Democrats could care less about controlling healthcare costs. THEIR PLAN IS ALL ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT HAVING EVEN MORE CONTROL OVER AMERICAN CITIZENS AND NOTHING ELSE. There, got it?…ed]

Limbaugh Soars in August Radio Ratings, But When Will MSM Catch On?

Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer blog noticed a development over the summer that seems to have escaped much of the news media: In a whole bunch of major radio markets — from New York City to San Diego, with St. Louis in between — Rush Limbaugh’s listenership has surged: “As frustration with Obama’s policies reached a boiling point during August, Americans clearly turned to Rush for help,” but “the state-run media has yet to take notice.” [Obama tanks, Limbaugh soars. How’s that for measuring the mood of America?…ed]

Congressman Suggests People Will Don ‘White Hoods’ If Wilson Not Rebuked

Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst last week is drawing new recriminations from his colleagues, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke the South Carolina Republican is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history. In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will be putting on “white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example. [Democrats, the party of the true racists. Besides Wilson was clearly assaulting Obama’s white half when he shouted out “You lie!” because we all know Obama’s black half would never lie right?…ed]

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House Republican Leaders Ask IRS to Sever Ties with ACORN

House Republican leaders today requested that the Internal Revenue Service sever all ties with ACORN. ACORN right now assists low and middle class citizens with income tax preparation. The group says that since 2004, it has helped low- and middle-income Americans prepare approximately 150,000 free tax returns totaling $190 million in refunds as well as increased participation in the earned income tax credit. But House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means committee, today wrote to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman encouraging him to end any referrals by the IRS to ACORN offices for tax preparation consultation. [Why in the hell did the IRS have any kind of relationship with the crooks at ACORN to begin with??…ed]

ACORN Illegally Operating in Maryland

Last week, we saw some pretty disturbing activities revealed in the undercover footage from ACORN Housing’s Baltimore office. By any measure of conduct, the actions of ACORN’s employees should never have happened. It turns out the actions shouldn’t have happened for another, very simple, reason: ACORN can’t legally operate in the state of Maryland. According to the following documents, ACORN, Inc.–the parent organization of all things ACORN–forfeited its corporate charter in Maryland in 2006. ACORN Housing forfeited its corporate charter in 2008. Any ACORN office in the state of Maryland is potentially operating illegally. [It just keeps getting better and better for these ACORN dirtbags doesn’t it?…ed]

Pressure Builds for ‘Thorough’ Review of ACORN Activities, Grants

Pressure is building for a top-to-bottom review of ACORN in the wake of undercover videos showing the organization giving advice on how to skirt federal laws, with a top Senate Republican calling for a “thorough” investigation and other lawmakers proposing sanctions. House Minority Leader John Boehner introduced legislation Tuesday that would break all federal government ties with ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. House Republicans also wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to use his authority to end all federal funding for ACORN. [I recall during the presidential campaign Obama declaring ACORN would “help shape his administration.” Judge the man by the people he surrounds himself with…ed]

Judge lets victims’ kin sue S.F. over sanctuary

The family of a father and two sons who were slain in San Francisco last year can go to state court with a claim that the city is to blame for failing to turn their alleged killer over to immigration authorities when he was arrested earlier as a juvenile, a federal judge has ruled. City Attorney Dennis Herrera had asked U.S. District Judge Susan Illston to rule on the claim herself after dismissing the rest of the suit last month by Tony Bologna’s widow and daughter. But Illston said Friday that the remainder of the family’s case – that the city’s negligence caused the killings – belongs in Superior Court because it is based on state law and challenges San Francisco’s policies. [Screw suing the city. Sue the asshats like mayor Newsome himself for implementing this “illegal aliens can stay here without fear of being turned over to the feds” policy. Bankrupt this prick and send a message across the land…ed]

Soros: Republic Enemy #1

Is it possible to lay the global financial meltdown, the radicalizing of the Democratic Party, and America’s moral decline, at the feet of one man? It is indeed possible. If George Soros isn’t the world’s preeminent “malignant messianic narcissist,” he’ll do until the real thing comes along. Move over, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. There’s a new kid on the block. What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath’s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be a world class philosopher, despises capitalism, and just loves social engineering. [If there was one person on the planet who deserves to be tossed feet first into an industrial sized woodchipper it would be this bastard George Soros…ed]

Memo to Dems: Spare Us the Phony Wilson Outrage

Memo to the Democratic leadership threatening to censure Rep. Joe Wilson if he doesn’t publicly apologize on the House floor for calling President Barack Obama a liar on that floor: You don’t have the moral authority to be demanding apologies. Not only has their own decorum in that very chamber been abysmal at times, such as when they booed President George W. Bush during his 2005 State of the Union address; they do much worse damage every week to this nation and its institutions than Joe Wilson conceivably could have done with his temporary breach of decorum. [Amen Mr. Limbaugh. And last time I checked Wilson was well over one million dollars in campaign contributions since this little episode…ed]

10 More “You Lie” Moments On Health Care

The aftermath of Joe Wilson shouting out “You lie” at a shameless liar in the midst of a shameless lie about health care has turned out to be one of the most Orwellian moments in recent memory. After Wilson’s outburst, liberals, in and out of the mainstream media, rushed to tell us that it was Wilson, not Obama who was wrong. Why, there was simply no way that illegals would be covered! But then, a funny thing happened: the Senate started working to close the loophole that Wilson pointed out. You know, the one that allowed illegal aliens to get coverage. Soon thereafter, the White House quietly followed the Senate’s lead and started backing that provision. [Liar-in-chief Obama gets called out again…ed]

Conservatives hunt for next Van Jones

Emboldened by the ouster of presidential adviser Van Jones, conservative and business groups are launching fresh challenges aimed at derailing President Obama’s nominees. The latest of these targets is David Michaels, Mr. Obama’s pick to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who as an academic published a book attacking corporate executives for the tactics they used to fight class-action lawsuits. Republican critics said they considered Mr. Michaels to be too close to trial lawyers because of his aggressive advocacy on their behalf. [Good, clean out every one of these commie radicals Obama has surrounded himself with and run em outta town on a rail…ed]

Iran Gains U.S. Military Technology Through Malaysia Middlemen

Iran increasingly is obtaining U.S. military equipment and technology through shipments to Malaysian middlemen that illegally circumvent trade restrictions, according to American officials and analysts. The U.S. has charged, convicted or sentenced defendants in at least six cases involving Malaysia since August 2008. The shipments have included parts for bombers and items sent to firms linked to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program, according to court papers. More Malaysia shipments are under investigation, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity. [Good news. Our military equipment is also making its way into China illegally…ed]

FBI, NYPD Hunting For Al-Qaida In NYC

The hunt is on for terrorists in Queens. Federal agents walked out of homes with bags and boxes of evidence after raiding several locations on Monday. The Bureau was in the borough. The FBI responded to terrorism fears with a rapid-fire response. “Full body armor, bulletproof vests … two of them are holding machine guns,” witness George Pollakis said. The ripple effects of the operation to find al-Qaida operatives in New York City extended all the way to Capitol Hill. [I thought the Muslim killers would come to their senses and knock off all this terrorism silliness once their ally and chief appeaser Obama became president?…ed]

Queens terror raids part of FBI probe into Denver-based cell plotting attack on 9/11 scale

The massive FBI probe that triggered raids in Queens is focused on a Denver-based terror cell plotting another attack on the scale of 9/11, the Daily News learned Tuesday. Hundreds of FBI agents are on the ground in Colorado, conducting round-the-clock surveillance on five suspects – including a man who recently visited Queens, sources told The News. New York authorities searched three Flushing apartments and detained several men – later released – after getting a warrant to look for bomb-making components, explosive powders and fuses. [Get prepared for a major false flag event set to occur any day now…ed]

Obama calls Kanye ‘jackass’

ABC’s Terry Moran set the Twitter-sphere all aflutter when he wrote: “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”

We’ve reached out to Moran and will update this post when we learn more. [Good thing it was just the president and not some white guy who called this jerkoff Kanye West a jackass…ed]

Quote of the day.

Suppose your were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress… But I repeat myself.

-Mark Twain, most appropriate as the idiots in the House develop plans to give Rep. Joe Wilson a little slap on the wrist for his “You lie!” comment.

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