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Barney Britt v. North Carolina: Gun Rights Restored

While the country is taking a severe left turn in the Marxist direction in economics and "social justice" (which I think is a code word for wealth redistribution), we are actually making strides toward more gun freedom. Make no mistake, it is a fight every step of the way.

More and more states have become "shall issue" concealed carry states. States are expanding the places where there is a right to carry, such as restaurant, as long as the concealed carrier is not drinking. States are expanding the protections in self defense by expanding the state Castle Doctrines, making it clear that in your own home, you do not have the duty to run from someone breaking in.

Here is a case where a man name Barney Britt was convicted of a nonviolent drug felony in 1979. He completed his probation and his rights were fully restored by law including his right to own a firearm under North Carolina law. In 2004, the North Carolina legislature banned possession of firearms to all …

Quote of the Day

The Ultimate Recipe.

Kill stuff.
Add fire.
Eat.
Burp.
Have a good night.

Thank you very much, drive safely.

--Ted Nugent

Ted Kennedy -- Traitor?

Ted Kennedy has been lionized as a deal maker. Clearly he was a liberal icon. But was he also a traitor, trying to make deals with a foreign government, a communist "evil empire," to gain an advantage in American elections?

KGB files reveal facts that support that conclusion about the late Ted Kennedy, as reported by Forbes:
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

"On 9-10 May of this year," the May 14 memorandum explained, "Sen. Edward Kennedy's close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow." (Tunney was Kennedy's law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) "The senator charged Tunney to conve…

ABC Displays Its Partisanship

ABC has refused to run an anti-Obamacare ad because, according to ABC, it is "partisan." Wow. Since when is that a reason not to run a paid political ad?

It would break new ground to refuse to run an political ad that was demonstrabley false, much less "partisan."

The ad is straighforward. It favors neither Democrats nor Republicans. It never mentions party -- and there are plenty in both parties who oppose Obamacare. Here is the ad. You decide if it is "partisan."



As a private company, ABC has the right to refuse any ad it wants to. But, please ABC, don't blow smoke up our butts and give us a phony reason for refusing the ad. Tell us the truth: you are in the tank for the left wing of the Democratic party and the far left wants Obamacare. So you dive into the tank, including your 30 minute Obamacare infomercial.

Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won&…

Quote of the Day

Firearms stand next importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence.... From the hour the pilgrims landed, to the present day events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable.... The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference--they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.

-- George Washington

Source: Nugent, Ted, God, Guns & Rock'N'Roll

How Well Gun Bans Work

Chicago has one of the toughest gun bans in the nation. And gun crime? Rampant. Read about it here.

If something is not working, of course, you want more of it, right? That is EXACTLY the gun-bigots' proposed solution.

Yes, I think that ARE out of their collective minds.

Obamacare Taught

What Obamacare Means
You go to the grocery store. Obama is waiting for you at the door. He asks, "What are you here for?" You say, "Some steak and arugula". Obama says, "Do you have the money to pay for it?" You say, "Yes".

Just then, another person walks up. Obama asks her, "What are you here for?" She says, "I'd like some cans of ChiliMac and a package of Twinkies, but I don't think I can afford it". Obama tells you, "Give her some of your money so she can buy the ChiliMac and Twinkies". You do.

Obama then turns to you and says, "You can go in and buy some ChiliMac and Twinkies, too." You say, "Say what?" He says, "If that's all she's getting, it's fair that it's all you get, too." You say, "But I can still afford steak and arugula." Obama says, "That's fine. Buy that for me."

Source: Cree Tees

Geithner Defense Fails

Does it really comes as a surprise that the tax court would reject a Timothy Geithner-like Turbotax Defense?

For a copy of the tax court opinion, click here.

Gee, if the Turbotax defense is good enough to persuade Congress, why shouldn't it work for the ordinary Joe? Or Kenneth and Linda? After all, just like Mr. Geithner, Kenneth & Linda failed to include income on a return that was reported to them on a form 1099.

Could a double standard be at work here? Who'd a thunk it? Hope and Change. Not.

Quote for the Day

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While the gun gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are to violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion of your walks.

--- Thomas Jefferson

Source: Nugent, Ted, God, Guns & Rock'N'Roll

Obligatory Ted Kennedy Post

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For a eulogy of Ted Kennedy for the rest of us, go to The Funeral Guy.

Stimulus Fraud

From the September 2009 Arizona Attorney, official magazine of the Arizona State Bar:
Stimulating Fraud
How big a story is the federal stimulus package? It's billion wide and billions long--but who's counting.

Well, the FBI for one.

That law enforcement agency says it expects a wave of fraud and corruption case related to the government's multitrillion-dollar economic stimulus efforts. This statement was a teaser to the main article which contained information for lawyers to use in warning their clients about the risks of accepting stimulus money. It also discussed qui tam actions, by which a taxpayer may sue someone committing fraud and keep part of the recovery. Warning, though, unless the law has changed since I litigated one, the fraud cannot be a publicly known or reported fraud.

What Interrogation Is Too Harsh to Save Your Family?

I am not a fan of Eric Holder. No surprise there. Today, Dr. Zero on Hotair suggests that the administration announcement of criminal investigations into CIA interrogation techniques is a political deflection from the Obamacare fiasco. My favorite excerpt is: If a group of people took your family hostage, and one of their associates fell into your hands, you would do anything to extract the location of your family from him. So would Barack Obama, and Eric Holder, and every Democrat who ever sullied the halls of Congress by referring to American soldiers as Nazis. President Obama would not dither about the finer points of a criminal’s hypothetical “rights” while the man’s accomplices were taking power tools to Michelle and the kids. Anyone who would is a lunatic… and I don’t want to leave the security of our country in the hands of lunatics. The moral justification for relying on professional military and law-enforcement personnel is the understanding that their training will allow…

GEICO: Dumb? Or Lying? You Decide

Glenn Beck is the bravest man in television and radio. He is exposing the soft, Marxist underbelly of the Obama administration. He is talking about -- and supporting with fact -- all that stuff that the limp-wristed MSM ignores. Glenn Beck is an opinion guy and a humor guy, but he brings his facts to the table. He denies being a journalist, but in truth, he is more of a journalist than most of the MSM big names.

Mr. Beck began exposing self-avowed Communist Van Jones who President Obama appointed as one of his Czars (oops, I mean "special advisers"). Van Jones founded the hate group "Color of Change." After Glenn Beck started exposing him, Color of Change began a mostly ineffectual effort to get advertisers to drop their advertising on the Glenn Beck program. A few cowardly companies have knuckled under, which brings me the subject of today's post -- GEICO. Here is GEICO's stated rationale as sent in a email to me, with my comments interspersed: 08-2…

5 Liberal Lies About Obamacare

There is an excellent article at Townhall.com on the 5 Liberal Lies about Obamamcare: Barrack [sic.] Obama and his pals in the mainstream media are doing everything in their power to keep people from finding out the truth about the health care bills that are winding their way through Congress.

Rather than engaging in an honest debate about the pluses and minuses of socialized medicine, they've abandoned all significant attempts to work with the GOP, they've demonized American citizens who've dared to voice their concern at townhalls, and they have lied more than Bill Clinton probably did the first time Hillary mentioned the name "Gennifer Flowers" to him.

Read it all.

Obama Lie, Babies Will Die.

Factcheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Foundation:
Summary

Will health care legislation mean "government funding of abortion"?
President Obama said Wednesday that’s "not true" and among several "fabrications" being spread by "people who are bearing false witness." But abortion foes say it’s the president who’s making a false claim. "President Obama today brazenly misrepresented the abortion-related component" of health care legislation, said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee. So which side is right?

The truth is that bills now before Congress don’t require federal money to be used for supporting abortion coverage. So the president is right to that limited extent. But it’s equally true that House and Senate legislation would allow a new "public" insurance plan to cover abortions, despite language added to the House bill that technically forbids using public funds to pay for them.…

Congressional Power Defined

Here is what the United States Constitution says that Congress is empowered to do, and that is all it is permitted to do:
Section 8. Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

To promote th…

A Physician Analyzes Obamacare

THE OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN – IN ONE WORD

By David H. Janda M.D.

As a physician who has authored books on Preventative Health Care and Health Care Cost Containment, I was recently given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington D.C… The presentation, entitled Health Care Reform; The Power & Profit of Prevention was well received.

In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of “reform” as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. It is important to realize that The Obama Health Care Plan is comprised of two parts…..that’s right, not one but two parts.

The first part of The Obama Health Care Plan was buried in The Stimulus Bill which was signed into law by the President in February (see READ the STIMULUS). It is the second part of The Health Care Plan which is now being debated in Congress. Below is the link to the over 1000 page document….. Bill Text, Adobe PDF…

Bozos in Congress Demean 9/11

We need always to remember the vicious attacks on America on 9/11/2001 that everyone knows as simply "9/11." We need to keep that memory alive, so we never forget who we are as a country and never forget who is looking to sucker-punch us. We must remember, so we can remain ever vigilant. We should remember all such dates, like December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

We are in an ongoing struggle against aggressive forces who want us dead. It is ongoing and subversive. We need to remember. We need to keep 9/11 as a national day of mourning.

So, why would Congress trivialize 9/11 by making that day a "National Day of Service" (meaning, service to the government, of course. Why can't they see that it should --it must-- remain a national day of mourning and remembrance? This abomination was slipped into a massive spending bill (which we can't afford) by the community organizer types (who by the way seem to be writing all the legislation…

"Phony" Obamacare Claims Not so Phony

This just in from the Heritage Foundation debunking the purported debunkers: Morning Bell: Myths and Facts about Obamacare
Posted August 24th, 2009 at 9.28am in Health Care.
Last week NBC News released a poll showing that while 36% of Americans believed President Barack Obama’s health care plan was a “good idea,” 42% of Americans believed it was a “bad idea.” NBC’s explanation for this inconvenient truth? “[M]isperceptions about the president’s plans for reform … that nonpartisan fact-checkers say are untrue.” Specifically NBC found that 55% of Americans believed Obamacare “will give health insurance coverage to illegal immigrants,” 54% believed it “will lead to a government takeover of the health care system,” 50% believed it “will use taxpayer dollars to pay for women to have abortions,” and 45% believed it “will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care to the elderly.”

The President has since copied NBC’s diagnosis, devoting his Saturday Weekly…

Sexual Stimulus

You can't even make this stuff up. You don't need to.

From the New York Post, an article by-lined by Geoff Earle:WASHINGTON - The stimulus package is living up to its provocative name by funding a bacchanalia of behavioral sex research, a Post analysis reveals.

The next fiscal year is set to be one of the friskiest ever in the nation's science labs, as researchers probe the ins and outs of sex patterns among humans and even some of our four-legged friends.

Among the most titillating grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health are studies that would:

* Examine "barriers to correct condom use" at Indiana University, at a cost of $221,000.

* Study "hookups" among adolescents at Syracuse University. Study's cost: $219,000.

* Evaluate "drug use as a sex enhancer" in an analysis of "high-risk community sex networks" at the University of Illinois, Chicago. That study will cost $123,000.

* Study how methamphetamine, thought to produce …

Health Care Reform Simplified

Received over the internet, author undisclosed:Let me get this straight.

Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it and whose members will be exempt from it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

Another Choice Town Hall

Brian "Brown Shirts" Baird gets told off at a town hall:



One of the best.

Rep Baird never called protesters brown shirts, he says, and he says he apologized for it.

Health Care Quote of the Day

What health care "reform" is really about: "Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program. One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can't afford it."--Ronald Reagan on health care in 1961

Health Care and the Faith Community

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I want to share Star Parker's column this morning about Obamacare. But first, I want to address those in the Christian community who incorrectly contend that Jesus would have approved of universal health care. I think he would have approved of all of us helping the less fortunate. No doubt about that. It is our duty as Christians.

However, it is also our individual choice the less fortunate -- and individual damnation if we do not. We were put on this Earth with free will.

The problem is that government provided health care is all about taking way free will. It is about forcing Citizen A to pay for Citizen B's health care. Where is the Godliness in that?

Now on to excerpts from Star Parker's column:President Obama took his case for what he now calls "health insurance reform" to the faith community. He made his pitch in a phone call, also broadcast over the Internet, to clergy who called in and logged on from around the nation.

In his remarks, the President t…

Rifqa Bary Update

I previously reported on the situation of Rifqa Bary, the 17 year old Sri Lankan Muslim who converted to Christianity. She ran away from her New Albany (suburb of Columbus) Ohio home and is living in Florida with a foster family. She says she fears for her life. My post has here.

As reported in the Columbus Dispatch, Sgt Jerry Cupps of the Columbus Police missing persons bureau discounted the girl's fear of death-for-apostasy and said the father had long known of the conversion and appeared to be a caring father.

Our laws generally favor parental rights to care for and control their children, subject to prohibitions on doing serious physical (and perhaps emotional) harm.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that on August 21, 2009, a Florida judge has delayed the return of the girl to her parents until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement can investigate to determine whether the home with the parents is safe. A further hearing is ordered for September 3, 2009.

These sorts of case…

Have a Yard Sale, Go to Federal Prison

The intrusiveness of federal laws is getting ridiculous. How are yard sales interstate commerce, anyway?WASHINGTON — If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.

The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer.
Read it all.

The Whole Foods Alternative to Obamacare

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods hits one out of the ballpark.

Here are the first four of his eight points for health care reform, but you will have to to the original Wall Street Journal article for the rest so you can read the full article:• Equalize the tax laws so that employer-provided health insurance and individually owned health insurance have the same tax benefits. Now employer health insurance benefits are fully tax deductible, but individual health insurance is not. This is unfair.

• Repeal all state laws which prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines. We should all have the legal right to purchase health insurance from any insurance company in any state and we should be able use that insurance wherever we live. Health insurance should be portable.

• Repeal government mandates regarding what insurance companies must cover. These mandates have increased the cost of health insurance by billions of dollars. What is insured and what is not insure…

Bawney Fwank Insults Constituent

How does Bawney Fwank get elected when he treats people this way?



I'll grant that carrying into the meeting a picture of Obama that makes him look like Hitler is not really cool (but no different from the leftists' pictures and treatment of George W. Bush). But still, her opinion (if not her picture) deserves a respectful answer.

ACLU Outs CIA Agents to Jihadis

Unbelievable. The ACLU took surreptitious photos of CIA personnel at the homes and Gitmo detainees charged with complicity in the 9/11 attacks were shown the photos.

Washington Post news report here.

Michelle Malkin commentary here.

Unity? The Post-Partisan Presidency Myth (Updated)

From Jonathan Weisman at the Wall Street Journal:WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama campaigned last year on a pledge to end the angry partisanship in Washington. He wasn't the first to promise a post-partisan presidency: Both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton offered a similar change, only to see the mutual hostility between Republicans and Democrats increase while they were in the White House.

Now, just as his predecessors did, Mr. Obama is seeing that promise turn to ashes. Angry town-hall meetings, slumping presidential approval poll numbers and rising opposition to his signature health-care proposals suggest an early resumption of politics as usual.

Obama critics say that is an inevitable result of his push for far-reaching liberal polices even as he made undefined offers to win over moderates and conservatives. The White House blames Republicans and conservative media commentators, saying they sought to sow dissent from the start.

One thing both sides agree on: Six months in to Mr. Obama&…

Lockerbie Terrorist Hailed as Hero in Libya Updated

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Yesterday we reported on how foolish it was for the UK government to release the convicted Lockerbie terrorist merely because he is (allegedly) dying of cancer. Today, to no one's surprise except the UK government's, the terrorist is receiving a hero's welcome on his return to Tripoli.

Of course, from the public reports, the UK government does not handle its health care system with any greater skill.

"Put not your trust in princes...." Psalm 146:3

Update:

Lockerbie Terrorist Freed

This guy kills 270 people. It was not a youthful indiscretion. It was a planned and deliberate act of terrorism. He fully understood the nature and consequences of his act. He was sentenced to life in prison. His life is not yet over.

So, why would anyone think Al-Megrahi should gent any "compassionate leave" to get out of prison to die, just because he is diagnosed with terminal cancer? What message that send to other terrorists? Wouldn't it be better to let the other terrorists in the world wonder if he will be buried with pigs (and thus not attain paradise for his martyrdom)?

My grandmother lived about 35 years after her diagnosis predicting 3 to 6 months to live. That could happen here, couldn't it?

Obama Partners with God On Life and Death Matters

Just when you thought he could not get any scarier, the Chosen One addressed a group of rabbis on health care and said:We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama went on to say, according to Moline's real-time stream.
Wow. The Chosen One thinks God is his partner in matters of life and death? In matters of life and death? Partners?

And he said there would be no death panels. He said he would not pull the plug on Grandma. Be he is now partners with God on matters of life and death?

An Incredibly Dishonest MSNBC

Wow. MSNBC complains about white people bringing guns to an Obama rally, showing a picture of the guy in yesterday's post. Somehow, the MSNBC camera never shows the guy's face.



Does MSNBC or Contessa Brewer have any credibility at all? Any conscience? Or is it down in the same dishonest much as the DNC?

Get a better view on CNN:
Embedded video from CNN Video

You decide.

Black Conservative Exercises 2nd Amendment Right

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At a Missouri health care town hall, SEIU thugs beat up and sent to the hospital, a conservative black man protesting Obama's hell care proposal.

Now CNN is reporting, complaining really, that a health care protestor in Arizona is carrying a semi-automatic rifle (which CNN mischaracterizes as an "assault rifle"). Notice the picture:


How else is the guy supposed to feel safe from SEIU thugs who beat up black conservatives?

Beer by Obama

Even though President Obama's leap to judgment on the Cambridge Police-Henry Gates incident, sharply contrasted with his deliberative approach on the Russian invasion of Georgia and thus revealed plenty about Obama's inherent biases, the Rose Garden beer invitation was a classy move.

Beer when not used to excess can be a wonderful social lubricant. Anyway, here is a spoof on the incident:

Why Obamacare is Bad for Seniors

Please read the excellent column in the Wall Street Journal analyzing the problems of Obamacare for Seniors.

I wish AARP would pay attention.

Sherrod Brown: "Sniveling Coward"

I don't know how this guy got elected except this is last name is "Brown" which is a magic name in Ohio. Before being a Senator, he was the worst Secretary of State I have experienced in 35 years of dealing with that office. His people were uncommonly rude and incompetent. But I digress.

Sherrod Brown has been ducking those who want to question the Congressional hell care bills which he supports.

Senator Brown's office received many calls asking when he was going to hold a town hall. Intending to deceive the public, his constituents, his office denied that he was having any town halls. What they did not say is the Sen. Brown planned a "Roundtable" which is exactly like a town hall, but called by a different name. You see, by calling ti something different he could round up supporters for it before Hell Care opponents learned about the meeting. The truth is that he has already made up his mind and does not really want to know what the opposition has …

Sheila Jackson-Lee: The Queen of Rude

I echo the comments of my brother, the Funeral Guy, on Sheila Jackson-Lee.

How likely is this woman to listen to her constituents? She won't even listen to her interviewers, watch here and below if you can stomach it:



It seems to me that whether it is cell phones or answering interviewers questions, this is the queen of rude.

No Death Panels, But Illegals Still Covered

The Senate finance committee has bowed to the pressure and dropped the death panel provisions from the bill. Here is the statement that raises new questions about the President's credibility on the bill: “On the Finance Committee, we are working very hard to avoid unintended consequences by methodically working through the complexities of all of these issues and policy options,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a statement. “We dropped end-of-life provisions from consideration entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly.”…

“The bill passed by the House committees is so poorly cobbled together that it will have all kinds of unintended consequences, including making taxpayers fund healthcare subsidies for illegal immigrants,” Grassley said. The veteran Iowa lawmaker said the end-of-life provision in those bills would pay physicians to “advise patients about end-of-life care and rate physician quality of care based on the creation of and …

An Answer to Sen. McKaskill's Query

I have a grudging respect for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). She veered from the DNC talking points today by acknowlegding the truth: the angry Americans protesting hell care at town halls are real people, not insurance industry shills. She also took issue with Rep. David Scott (D-SC) saying that the anger over the proposals is not race based.

In her town hall gone viral, she says she can't understand the rudeness of the angry folks.



Let me try to explain it, Sen. McCaskill, because I believe you are an intelligent and reasonable person. The rudeness comes from anger, fear, and frustration, not at you necessarily, but at the system in Congress and the Obamaniacs' attempt to rush and railroad a very, very bad and dangerous bill through Congress. It is not simply another piece of bad legislation. It endangers our most precious health care freedom. It has 1018 pages of bad stuff that we know our representatives have not read. And if they read it, they have not understood al…

Obama's Phony Town Hall Crowd Questioned by Media -- Finally

Obama's phony town hall was obviously packed with supporters as I previously opined. Even the normally in-the-tank-for-Obama media was not fooled:



Don't you love it when Robert Gibbs says, "I'm going to be honest with you..."? You know a whopper is coming. And when you think about those words, they are a tacit admission that he is not normally honest with us.

I believe the town hall participant were randomly selected by computer ... from probable Obama supporters. Interestingly in the other town halls around the country (until the Dems realized they need to pack in supporters), the participant were those personally concerned and motivated by the issues.

Even a real random selection will generate a different mix of people, because without random selection, you get those who are motivated.

Zoe Lofgren D-CA: Obamacare Should Cover Abortions

Congratulations. With Obamcare, your money will get to pay for abortions. Not just medically necessary abortions. Elective abortions. Which are not technically "health care."



Note the crowd reaction despite the heavily Democratic district.

Remember, as a state senator in Illinois, Obama voted in favor of so-called partial birth abortions that even Roe v. Wade recognized as prohibitable as baby-killing.

Extended Analysis of Health Care Bill

Here is a link to an excellent 14 page analysis and distillation of the 1018 page health care bill intended for folks who get to attend town hall meetings held by members of Congress. The analysis by by The Freedom Workbench.

If you want to find out about town halls in time to attend, you must get on liberal emailing lists, because they are trying to pack the town halls with supporters. The thinking: "We don't need no stinking tough questions, Man!"

Death Panels: Not Debunked, Exactly

To dispel concerns about the alleged "death panels" in the health care bills, President Obama said at his recent staged town hall meeting,
“Let me just be specific about some things that I’ve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t, it’s too expensive to let her live anymore....It turns out that I guess this arose out of a provision in one of the House bills that allowed Medicare to reimburse people for consultations about end-of-life care, setting up living wills, the availability of hospice, etc. So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.”Hmmm. This voluntary consultation (1) may be in…

Pretend Physician Supports Obama's Hell Care

Sucker-punched by real ordinary citizen anger, we have been hearing about Congress-folk packing meetings with Obamacare supporters, trying to make the meetings merely rah-rah sessions, show halls rather than town halls.

Now there is a new low. Exposed by Patterico, here is one example of an Obamacare supporter showing up to a Sheila Jackson-Lee meeting out of her own district to show support pretending to be a primary care pediatrician.

Fraud. Deception. Lies. Obamacare.

h/t Michellemalkin.com

Sheila Jackson-Lee: Arrogance in Action

Just when we thought the arrogance of the Congressional elites could not get any worse. Watch this:



Sheila Jackson-Lee really displays her true level of respect for her constituents. I hope her next election opponent plays this over and over and over.

Update: CBS reports that a New Jersey teacher was fined $22,000 for a four minute cell phone conversation while on duty. What will happen to Sheila Jackson-Lee for the same offense?

Update 2: Was Ms. Jackson-Lee rude. I conclude that she is simply a rude person judging from the following interview -- watch her behavior:



I call her question answering technique a filibuster. Don't answer the question, but keep talking and talking and talking until you wear the questioner out or divert the questioner to a new topic.

Yes, it is rude.

The "Unity" President

During the presidential campaign, I vividly remember then candidate Obama's promise of unity. He would bring us all together. Oh, I knew that was fraudulent. When a candidate says that, he really means he wants everyone to see things his way.

Be that as it may, Mr. Obama seems destined to become the most divisive president of my lifetime. His hell-care proposals are generating what he describes as angry mobs of citizens. One liberal group claims that is a rise in militias.

That would not surprise me. I am seeing a revolutionary fervor over the socialized medicine plans and the out-of-control spending of the Obama administration. And among us gun enthusiasts, there have been successful movements to get state legislatures to remind the federal government about the 10th Amendment that the federal government consistently ignores.

We don't need a civil war. But, with Obama administration policies making people so angry on so many fronts, a new civil war is a real danger. So…

Fathima Rifqa Bary Found in Orlando

While the courts fight over jurisdiction, this girl's life is in danger for converting to Christianity from Islam. She has turned up in Orlando after running away from a dangerous home in New Albany, Ohio (suburb of Columbus). This young girl's story -- and her fear of honor killing -- rings true to me.



I will not be surprised if the courts return her to her family and her death. Our courts are not equipped, legally or emotionally, to believe that a family would actually kill a daughter like that.

Oh, we won't find out about her death. She will be whisked off to Sri Lanka for that purpose. We will never find out.

AARP Backs Off -- For Now

From the Associated Press as reported in the Columbus Dispatch:
At the town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., [President] Obama said, "We have the AARP onboard because they know this is a good deal for our seniors." He added, "AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare."

But Tom Nelson, AARP's chief operating officer, said, "Indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate."I am glad to see that the AARP is beginning to awaken to the fact that Obamacare will ultimately result in pulling the plug on grandma. Oh, that is not the intent -- today. That is not what the current bills say in black and white -- today. No one is saying the Obama wants to pull the plug on grandma. But we the people can see that that sort of rationing is the logical and inevitable result of government run health care.

Obama lying about the AARP of course is typical Obama. Like th…

Crowder Reports on Angry Health Care Protest Mob

Angry mob mauls reporter.



These people are truly dangerous, aren't they? Why should they get to question members of Congress at "open" town hall meetings? No wonder members of Congress are now trying to pack the town halls with planted supporters. No wonder members of Congress are willing to inflict physical harm by calling out the SEIU and ACORN goons. No wonder President Obama will not denounce the thuggery.

Democrats Try to Stem Public Outrage By Packing Town Meetings

Is anyone really surprised by the dishonesty of Democratic Congresspeople who try to stack the deck against ordinary folks angry about the proposed loss of health care freedom? Pack the hall with supporters, so real people can't get in.

Dishonesty, intellectual and otherwise, is the Democrats stock-in-trade i the health care debate. I have detailed instances of dishonesty in this blog many times before. Here is a transcript and video of a Hannity interview with a cameraman who observed Democratic Congressperson Katie Caster's attempt to pack her "town hall" with supporters, rather than face the real public.

A small riot ensued.

Support Will Fall for Health Care Reform Despite Obama Scripted "Town Halls"

President Obama is on the road trying to sell his health care programs that will destroy our health care freedom in the United States. Ed Morrisey opines that these sorts of heavily scripted town hall meetings by the President will not help:
First, anyone expecting a real town-hall forum to occur with Obama in attendance is deluding themselves. Even the press — even Helen Thomas — criticized Obama the last time he held a “town-hall meeting” on health care. Each of these three meetings will carefully screen attendees and get the questions in advance, to minimize embarrassment to Obama.

Beyond that, town-hall meetings won’t solve the problem of national rejection of ObamaCare. People want insurance reform, but they don’t want a government takeover of the system. The big problem is the legislation itself. If Obama wants to fix that, then he needs a meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, not the people of Bozeman and Portsmouth.Meanwhile, public support continues to drop, as shown …

Obama Brown Shirts

Why hasn't President Obama a spoken out against the SEIU and ACORN thuggery intended to intimidate people opposed to the loss of their healthcare freedoms?

The message he clearly sends by his silence is that he approves of thugs beating up protesters.

I guess the American tradition of dissent must be squashed like a bug in the Obama administration. It looks like the revival of the Brown Shirts of 1930s Germany.

If we do not know our history, we are doomed to repeat it, I guess.

I hope we are different than the Germans in the 1930s. I believe the anger of people who value their healthcare freedom will not be squelched. I sense a revolutionary fervor. I hope it does not lead to a civil war.

Obama needs to stop the violence by his supporters now. Violence is likely to beget violence.

Update: Over on the Huffington Post, there is a published columnist named Joseph A Palermo encouraging the use of goons to shut down ordinary folks. A truly evil column.

Pelosi's Arrogance Exceeded Only by Her Ignorance

The conservative commentators are all over Nancy Pelosi's USA Today editorial in whic she calls the health care protesters unAmerican for supposedly disrupting town hall meetings about the awful health care proposals. Wow. Where was she when the leftists were out disrupting everyone they disagreed with on, well, just about everything?

In fact, the town hall meetings were not disrupted so much as tough questions were being asked and Congressfolk were being booed for supporting bad policies. Watcdh the videos posted previously on this blog and elsewhere.
However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas…

Linda Douglass: Liar? Or Dolt? Redux

This woman is terrible. That is my opinion. Make up your own mind:

Embedded video from CNN Video

Somehow Obama's own words are "disinformation" about his goal. Has she any credibility? At all?

Note, while Obmam has said that folks would get to keep their health care plans, the Congressional proposals throw big monkey wrenches into that idea. Read the excellent CNN report here ("5 freedoms you'd lose in health care reform"). However, even if that were his position on the legislation expected this year, it is clearly intended by him as a mere step to the ultimate goal of a single payer government-controlled system.

Linda Douglass is the purveyor of disinformation in this debate.

Glenn Beck's Dis-Disinformation Czar

The Glenn Beck rips the Obama toady Linda Douglass video a new one, in such a clever way. Watch:



h/t Dustin's Gun Blog

Update: Dems Claim Town Halls Disrupted by Angry Mobs

Update: Check this out, photos of the actual mobs!

I hope everyone sees the new Democratic National Committee ad that calls the ordinary folks who questioned their elected representatives about the bloated and ugly health care proposals "right wing extremists."

Wow.

According to the DNC you are a right wing extremist if you value freedom in the health care decisions for you and your family.

This just shows the contempt that the Democrat elites have for us, the people of the United States. The ad is incredibly arrogant. Watch it yourself, but get ready to get angry. Keep your blood pressure medicine handy.



Everyone should see the ad. The thinking behind it shows the Democrats in their true colors.

I hate the thought that the Republicans are our only viable alternative, because they have lost their way, too. Just not as badly.

Crude Tactics by Obamatons

Peggy Noonan's column in the Wall Street Journal truly nailed it:

What the town-hall meetings represent is a feeling of rebellion, an uprising against change they do not believe in. And the Democratic response has been stunningly crude and aggressive. It has been to attack. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, accused the people at the meetings of “carrying swastikas and symbols like that.” (Apparently one protester held a hand-lettered sign with a “no” slash over a swastika.) But they are not Nazis, they’re Americans. Some of them looked like they’d actually spent some time fighting Nazis.

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But most damagingly to political civility, and even our political tradition, was the new White House email address to which citizens are asked to report instances of “disinformation” in the health-care debate: If you receive an email or see something on the Web about health-care reform that seems “fishy,” you can send it to flag@whitehouse.gov. The White Hou…

Pelosi Caught in Another Lie

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John Lott contacted Nancy Pelosi's office about her claim that the angry folks protesting the health care bills were carrying swastika's. Here is the only photo they could come up with.
A "No Nazis" sign?

Of course, Nancy Pelosi is hardly the poster child for truth telling.

Astroturfing By Obamatons

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Having been blindsided by the spontaneous uprising of Americans who don't want to lose their health care freedom, the delusional DNC accused nameless insurance companies and right wing extremists of astroturfing, that is drumming up false grass-roots support to pack Congressional Representatives' town hall meetings.

Now the Obamatons are shamelessly astroturfing to get supporters to town hall meetings. The missive to supporters reads: Friend –

I wanted to send you an urgent invitation to an important Town Hall with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday morning. She’ll be talking to constituents and gathering feedback — this is an ideal opportunity to make sure your support of health insurance reform is seen and heard at exactly the right time to make a huge difference.

Our congressional representatives are back home this month, and they’re facing more and more pressure from special interests on health insurance reform. It’s critical that we get out there and show them where we stand.

AARP Angers Members by Supporting So-Called Health Care Reform

AARP has never been a friend of conservatives. Here they show their incredible arrogance by closing down a meeting when they did not like what the members had to say. Watch it here:


Who is that witch anyway? Watch the witch pull the microphone while angry members keep going. And who is the dumb cluck who says he is an AARP volunteer? What a know-nothing! He thinks insurance companies are in the business of denying health care.

Contact AARP and tell them what you think about their representation of seniors.

Update: The town hall meeting took place in Dallas.

Poll Numbers Bad for Dems

James Carville's Democracy Corps polling organization has, oh so quietly, released the results of its latest poll:By 53%-42%, those who are likely to vote in the 2010 election say Barack Obama is 'too liberal.'

They believe by a margin of 53%-40% that he will 'raise my taxes.'

By 55%-42% they say 'he promises things that sound good' but that won't get done.

By a whopping 65%-32%, likely voters call Obama a 'big spender.'

The news for 'Democrats' more generally is no better.

On the economy, likely voters give 'the Democrats' just a 6 point edge (45%-39%) over 'the Republicans.'

Likely voters give the Republicans an 11 point edge (49%-38%) on taxes.

The Republicans have a 13 point lead (47%-34%) on government spending.

Republicans have a 5 point edge (42%-37%) on the budget deficit.

Will the Democrats listen? Or rush headlong to the elimination of our health care freedom?

How to Smuggle a Gun Into Jail

Well, if you are fat enough, tuck it -- and a couple of magzines -- between your layers of fat. This story from Houston, Texas.

Congress's Newest Convicted Criminal

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Oddly the cash in the freezer did not get this guy convicted, but the jury found him guilty on 12 of the 16 counts of bribery and other corruption in office when he was an elected Representative to Congress.

The New York Times does not tell his party affiliation as an elected Represetative.

Guess? Anyone?

Does anyone think that detail would have been omitted if the guy had been a Republican?

Democrats on Health Care Alienate Ordinary Folks

I hope everyone sees the new Democratic National Committee ad that calls the ordinary folks who questioned their elected representatives about the bloated and ugly health care proposals "right wing extremists."

Wow.

According to the DNC you are a right wing extremist if you value freedom in the health care decisions for you and your family.

This just shows the contempt that the Democrat elites have for us, the people of the United States. The ad is incredibly arrogant. Watch it yourself, but get ready to get angry. Keep your blood pressure medicine handy.



Everyone should see the ad. The thinking behind it shows the Democrats in their true colors.

I hate the thought that the Republicans are our only viable alternative, because they have lost their way, too. Just not as badly.