Love it or hate it, we absolutely have to do something about the tsunami of government, corporate, and personal debt that is drowning this country and depressing productivity. I am guessing Mr. Ryan has read the book I am reading right now.
For my readers’ amusement this morning, Nancy Pelosi statements that will make coffee spew out of your nose.
“We still would have lost the election because we had 9.5% unemployment. Let’s take it where that came from. The policies of George W. Bush and the Republican support for his initiatives, tax cuts are for the wealth, recklessness by some,” Minority Leader Pelosi told CNN.
Pelosi: It’s Bush’s Fault:
Pelosi: We “Were All About Market-Oriented Solutions”
And one of Nancy’s comments that will go down in history…
Pelosi: “We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama, still smarting from his Democrats’ big losses in congressional elections, said on Friday the United States cannot afford to get mired in legislative gridlock for the next two years while countries like China forge ahead.
Three days after voters punished Obama’s party for the weak economy, he called for “putting politics aside” as he struck a conciliatory tone with victorious Republicans, saying he was open to hearing their ideas for tackling stubbornly high unemployment. (Editor’s Note: BWWWAAAAHHHHHH!)
Obama now faces a threat by Republican leaders to try to roll back his signature policies, including a healthcare overhaul and Wall Street reform, and to block his agenda for the rest of his term.
“We can’t spend the next two years mired in gridlock. Other countries like China aren’t standing still so we can’t stand still either. We’ve got to move forward,” Obama told reporters before departing on a 10-day Asia tour.
I have a novel idea for you, Barack. When the House and Senate pass constitutionally written bills that are supported by The American People, such as repealing Obamacare, FinReg, auditing the Fed, abolish-ion of the Fed and IRS, yada, yada, yada….
Shut The Fuck Up And Sign It!
We no longer have the luxury of debating the merits of social justice and redistribution of the wealth that has been shipped overseas; the economic clock has run out (as Ben can attest with his trillions of dollars of fake money).
100 years of ponzi scheme, bullshit legislation has finally caught up with us.
No more gridlock.
We actually do know best.
When do the bankers’ arrests start again?
I just learned something rather interesting this morning when Speaker Education started following me on Twitter. The Speaker of the House of Representatives DOES NOT (Constitutionally) need to be a member of the elected body, though they always have been. (Ah, so many little details that we do not know about…)
The Speaker Education Project believes that Congress can bridge its divide by selecting a strong, non-partisan individual from outside of Washington’s political arena as its next leader. This type of transformation must begin at the local level, through engaged citizens actively questioning candidates about their stance on this critical issue. You have the power to help educate voters about the race for Speaker of the House, and have an impact on the choices the candidates in your district make by simply getting involved.
2. How is the Speaker elected?
Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution states: “The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers.” The Speaker is elected by roll call vote when each new House first convenes. Customarily, the conference of each major party nominates a candidate whose name is placed in nomination. Although the Constitution does not require the Speaker to be a member of the House, all Speakers have been members. Members normally vote for the candidate of their own party conference, but could vote for any individual, whether nominated or not. To be elected, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of votes cast, which may be less than a majority of full membership of the House, because of absentees of Members voting “present.” If no candidate receives the requisite majority, the roll call is repeated until a Speaker is elected.
Which, of course, got me thinking….
I do believe that somebody who actually embodies the Tea Party’s core beliefs of Ending The Fed (and stopping control of government by the big banks), Reducing The Size of Government, Repealing all of the ridiculous laws that have been put in place over the last 100 years or so, so and and so forth (I laid out my platform 3 weeks ago) should actually be installed as the next Speaker of the House. It would definitely take the agenda away from the mealy-mouthed, pansy, Republican leadership that wants to compromise with the very traitors that are destroying our republic at break-neck speed.
The current dark horses from Speaker Education’s website?
Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, Rush Limbaugh, and General Petraeus.
How about Diamond Tiger, Independent, and Common Sense American?
Make sure to let your representative know that you want a real human being to be the next Speaker of the House!!
Considering Joe Biden stating “If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them.”, I thought I would help out by posting a very interesting video about balancing the budget (when it is finally written) without raising taxes.
Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute narrates this Center for Freedom and Prosperity video, and even the bottom third of the class will be able to understand it.
It’s Simple to Balance The Budget Without Higher Taxes
Dale over at OutOfOrderBlog (Daletoons) has done it again with his newest creation about Nancy Pelosi and the swamp known as Washington, D.C.
For live streaming coverage of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee hearings on the Gulf Oil Leak from Big Oil CEOs can be found here on C-Span 3.
In related news, Barry is going to give us another czar to oversee the gulf oil leak.
From Real Clear Politics (video):
Robert Gibbs: “We are going to outline tonight groups of people and somebody that will be in charge of putting a recovery plan together, and ready to have once we get past the cleanup and response phase of this disaster”
I am sure you have seen the video of Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) assaulting the students on the sidewalk outside a Nancy Pelosi fundraiser.
When I first watched this video, and listened to Etheridge’s voice, I wasn’t so taken with the assault angle of the event; I was more concerned with the amount of fear in the congressman’s voice. Why would a congressman that has served in the House for 14 years and was, at one time in the army, be so afraid of two youngsters, college students or not?
While you watch the video again, keep in mind situations ranging from our GDP to debt ratio, Greece and the round-robin of debt inside the EU, Iran, Israel, BP, to the Restore American Plan, etc. I do believe that our congress is facing some bigger players than little old ladies who participate in the tea parties.
According to Mr. Etheridge’s statement from his press conference, he had had a long day, but would not speak about the event that he was coming from because it wasn’t the issue. What happened at Nancy’s fundraiser?
Fascist-In-Charge Nancy Pelosi has used a procedural move to very quietly pass DNA collection legislation that, on any level, violates privacy because of the forced collection from arrestees; not convicted felons.
I had a commenter today try to say that equating Obama’s new interrogation teams to the Gestapo was silly, and he/she implied I was pretty much clueless as to what the Gestapo actually was.
Any given governmental action, in and of itself, might not raise any patriotic alarms, but when they have been placed one right after another over the past ten years, it’s hard not to see the noose tightening.
Let’s add this domino, shall we? You tell me that this isn’t the government tagging it’s property, and that they don’t consider us all to be criminals that have not yet been caught.
(All emphasis from this point on is mine)
Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. (Guilty before being proven innocent?)
By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults “arrested for” certain serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure, which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such testing mandatory.
I will actually be rather surprised if a Djou/Conservative win even shows up on the Drudge Report as it appears both major parties are trying to keep this one on the down low. The DCCC has even decided to throw in the towel and not ‘invest’ anymore resources into squabbling, greedy dems.
Djou leads with 39.5 percent of the vote, followed by former Congressman Ed Case and Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, who are tied at 25.5 percent, according to the poll by Aloha Vote, a Hawaii subsidiary of Merriman River Group (MRG), a Massachusetts research organization. Nearly 10 percent are undecided.
“He’s got it all but wrapped up,” Matt Fitch, executive director of Merriman River Group, said of Djou’s chances in the May 22 special election. “The only thing in question is who finishes second.”
More than half the respondents â€” 52.6 percent â€” had already voted. And of that group, Djou got 45 percent of the vote, one reason it’s so difficult to imagine trends changing in any significant way between now and May 22.
(H/T Hawaii Free Press)
If Charles Djou wins a long-time dem held seat, you won’t be hearing any “Djou heard round the world” statements from the MSM. What you will be hearing is the following tale of an internal struggle inside the Democratic Party. You won’t be hearing about residents awakening to the level of taxation and interference from state and federal agencies. You won’t be given the opportunity to understand the enormity of the shift happening in a state that has been a nanny state since it’s inception fifty years ago. You’ll just be hearing about Elena Kagan’s partner preference, the Times Square Bomber and whatever else the WH can throw up against the wall to grab your attention.
Charles Djou will be breaking a five decade dem stranglehold on this state with the blessing of a population that is starting to awaken to the slave role they have been placed in by their ‘uncs’ Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka, and their auntie Mazie Hirono.
Though the MSM and the Democratic Party want to blame the true beginning of the conservative shift towards smaller government on dems feuding amongst themselves, don’t be fooled. Scott Brown was the only type of republican that could actually be elected to Dead Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts with so many average Americans losing their wealth through current Dem policies. Rest assured, Scott Brown is a progressive liberal republican as Charles Djou is not. In the likelyhood that the voters elect Charles to Neil Abercrombie’s forfeited seat, you probably won’t be hearing about all those residents in district 1 who are now becoming more and more fed up with the federal government’s spendy ways. You also won’t be hearing about how Charles Djou is the only candidate of the top three that lives in District 1.
HONOLULU — Across the country, Democrats are on the defense, laboring to put out political fires sparked by angry voters and emboldened Republicans. Even Hawaii, the bluest of blue states, where a Democratic machine has controlled politics for the five decades since statehood, has become a dangerous hot spot for the party in power.
But here’s the catch: The Democrats started this fire themselves.
Democrats here might lose a House seat in a special election this month because of a feud between two candidates that has inflamed tensions within Hawaii’s ethnic voting blocs and between the state’s Democratic establishment and the party’s national leaders.
The result could be a victory by plurality for the GOP candidate. That would upend Hawaii’s political order and, like the recent Senate race in Massachusetts, simultaneously hand Republicans a compelling narrative of Democratic defeat — this time in President Obama‘s birthplace.
“It’s a nightmare for Democrats,” said Dan Boylan, a University of Hawaii history professor.
There is no primary to replace Neil Abercrombie, a 10-term congressman who resigned to run for governor. So the race in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District will be decided in a winner-takes-all election on May 22.
For weeks, the two leading Democrats — state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former congressman Ed Case — were locked in a dead heat with Republican Charles Djou, but a new poll shows Djou pulling ahead in the 14-candidate contest. He led with 36 percent of likely voters in a Honolulu Advertiser poll released last Sunday, followed by Case at 28 percent and Hanabusa at 22 percent.
UPDATE: From Politico
In a staring contest with Sen. Daniel Inouye over the high-stakes May 22 Hawaii special election, national Democrats blinked first and bowed to the wishes of the Aloha State political titan.
As a consequence, some Democrats say, it could cost the party a House seat next week.
Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou appears poised to capture the heavily Democratic 1st District next week as a result of a three-way contest in which a split Democratic vote is making it increasingly unlikely that either former Rep. Ed Case or state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa can win enough votes to capture the seat.
At the heart of the Democratic predicament is the role played by Inouye, a veteran of nearly a half-century in the Senate and the undisputed heavyweight champion of Hawaii politics.
Inouye’s outspoken and unflinching support of Hanabusa, even as Washington wanted to throw its weight behind the better-known Case in an effort to concentrate the Democratic vote behind a single candidate, has led national party officials to retreat from the contest and leave it to chance.