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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hersh, From Pulitzer Prize To Puppet

Hey folks,

Really Busy Sunday, so let’s get right to it. Keep scrolling down, FIVE more articles to come. First up, Seymour Hersh. He began his career as a police reporter. But since then, he has risen to become one of the most important investigative journalists in the history of American journalism. So they claim. Hersh first made a name for himself in 1969 by uncovering the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, for which he won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize. Since then Hersh has turned into nothing but a political puppet. A LWL mouth piece. Most likely owned by Soros himself.

Hersh just gave an interview with Spiegel Online. The following are some excerpts from this interview that more than not, shows just how infected he has become with BDS {Bush Derangement Syndrome} and how he seems to be reduced to merely a puppet for the Anti-War crowd.

They start off by saying this.

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has consistently led the way in telling the story of what's really going on in Iraq and Iran. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to him about America's Hitler, Bush's Vietnam, and how the US press failed the First Amendment.

What’s really going on in Iraq and Iran? Actually, General Petreaus just told us that. So did many people that just visited there. So did Supreme Leader Wannabe Hillary actually. But HE is telling the truth? Yeah, OK.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Is this just another case of exaggerating the danger in preparation for an invasion like we saw in 2002 and 2003 prior to the Iraq War?

Hersh: We have this wonderful capacity in America to Hitlerize people. We had Hitler, and since Hitler we've had about 20 of them. Khrushchev and Mao and of course Stalin, and for a little while Gadhafi was our Hitler. And now we have this guy Ahmadinejad. The reality is, he's not nearly as powerful inside the country as we like to think he is. The Revolutionary Guards have direct control over the missile program and if there is a weapons program, they would be the ones running it. Not Ahmadinejad.

This guy is completely ignorant. Or worse yet, completely LYING about the reality of this situation. Little Hitler, as I have called him long before ANYONE, has complete and TOTAL control. He is even over their Supreme Leader. He is in complete control of the Revolutionary Guard. Who do you think they answer to. Idiot. Completely wrong on all of this.

This is one of the main reasons Hitler, the original, was able to rise to the power and position he ha. People were constantly disregarding him, appeasing him, and pretty much ignoring him. They failed to LISTEN to what HE said. Until it was too late. Now it’s happening again. And HE Ahmadinejad is rising just like the first. HE is telling us what his goals are. But here is Hersh, downplaying his importance, disregarding what he is saying, and wishing to appease him.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Where does this feeling of urgency that the US has with Iran come from?

Hersh: Pressure from the White House. That's just their game.

Protection for America is just a game. Nice. Glad to see this guy has an once of intelligence. Well, maybe not.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Even after Iraq? Aren't there strategic reasons for getting so deeply involved in the Middle East?

Hersh: Oh no. We're going to build democracy. The real thing in the mind of this president is he wants to reshape the Middle East and make it a model. He absolutely believes it. I always thought Henry Kissinger was a disaster because he lies like most people breathe and you can't have that in public life. But if it were Kissinger this time around, I'd actually be relieved because I'd know that the madness would be tied to some oil deal. But in this case, what you see is what you get. This guy believes he's doing God's work.

So now he attacks the President’s faith. But of course, he’s more intelligent than the President. He knows more about the truth. He has the answers. No really. Get this.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: So what are the options in Iraq?

Hersh: There are two very clear options: Option A) Get everybody out by midnight tonight. Option B) Get everybody out by midnight tomorrow. The fuel that keeps the war going is us.

This guy has completely lost it, or completely sold out. Even Clinton, Obama, and Edwards just told the world, even if they are elected, they will NOT end this war. This maybe one of the reasons the LWL pulled out this Dinosaur to start denouncing the President and the war. They feel that his 1970 Pulitzer Prize will give their voice more credibility. They are trying everything to end this war before 08.

What does he think of the surge working so well?

Hersh: The Surge means basically that, in some way, the president has accepted ethnic cleansing, whether he's talking about it or not. When he first announced the Surge in January, he described it as a way to bring the parties together. He's not saying that any more. I think he now understands that ethnic cleansing is what is going to happen. You're going to have a Kurdistan. You're going to have a Sunni area that we're going to have to support forever. And you're going to have the Shiites in the South.

Sounds like he is backing the “Splitting” idea? Who knows. Who cares. I bet the President is happy to know that he accepts ethnic cleansing. {Sigh} The sad thing is, he most likely will not even acknowledge Hersh’s claim here. He is above getting into the gutter with these losers. But it would be nice see.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: If the Iraq war does end up as a defeat for the US, will it leave as deep a wound as the Vietnam War did?

Hersh: Much worse. Vietnam was a tactical mistake. This is strategic. How do you repair damages with whole cultures? On the home front, though, we'll rationalize it away. Don't worry about that. Again, there's no learning curve. No learning curve at all. We'll be ready to fight another stupid war in another two decades.

That speaks for itself folks.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Of course, preventing that is partially the job of the media. Have reporters been doing a better job recently than they did in the run-up to the Iraq War?

The job of the media is to report news. Report FACTS. Those that read or view them are to decide for themselves. Not MAKE the news, or demand what the viewer or reader believes. Not further agendas. Not CONTROL the news. But their job is to REPORT the news. But here is what the genius said.

Hersh: Oh yeah. They've done a better job since. But back then, they blew it. When you have a guy like Bush who's going to move the infamous Doomsday Clock forward, and he's going to put everybody in jeopardy and he's secretive and he doesn't tell Congress anything and he's inured to what we write. In such a case, we (journalists) become more important. The First Amendment failed and the American press failed the Constitution. We were jingoistic. And that was a terrible failing. I'm asked the question all the time: What happened to my old paper, the New York Times? And I now say, they stink. They missed it. They missed the biggest story of the time and they're going to have to live with it.

{Laughing hard, banging hand on desk} He is mad at the NYTs. He just said they “stink.” I guess them faking facts, lying, and faking photos was not enough for Mr. Hersh.

Sorry, but after reading this garbage spewing out Hersh’s mouth, I couldn’t care less about his 1970 Pulitzer Prize. His own words, “Option A) Get everybody out by midnight tonight. Option B) Get everybody out by midnight tomorrow.” “We'll be ready to fight another stupid war in another two decades.” “When you have a guy like Bush,” {Leaving out the fact it’s PRESIDENT Bush} Saying he is lying, omitting things, denouncing the danger of Little Hitler, and saying the most liberal paper on the face of the planet, wasn’t liberal enough, I see him as nothing more than a puppet. A truly sad one at that.
Peter

Source:
Spiegel Online -'The President Has Accepted Ethnic Cleansing'
IWA for Sunday 093007

Advocate for Underage Drinking.

Hey folks,

Yup You read that correctly. This weeks winner is an advocate for you to allow your underage kids to drink alcohol at social events and family functions. Seriously?

According to Stopalcoholabuse.Gov

Current illicit drug use has declined among the nation’s adolescents, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today. The rate of adolescents ages 12 to 17 acknowledging drug use in the past month dropped from 11.6 percent in 2002 to 9.8 percent in 2006. This level is similar to the level in 2005 (9.9 percent).

This initial report from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) also indicates use of cigarettes decreased from 2002 to 2006 for people ages 18 to 25. However, the level of underage drinking, ages 12 to 20, remained unchanged since 2002, at 28.3 percent in 2006.

So our kids are getting away from more and more illicit drugs and even Cigarettes, yet they are still drinking. Some reports show that this has even slightly increased. Turn on the TV, read the paper, listen to your local news. Inevitably, you will hear or see how another youth wrapped his car around a telephone pole, killing himself, or passengers, or how another youth died of Alcohol poisoning at a party.

This is a big problem. So what is this weeks winner’s suggestion in combating this? Let them drink young.

According to CNN -Author: Letting kids drink early reduces binging By Jennifer Pifer

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Over dinner recently, Anna Peele recalls one of the first times she drank alcohol. I was like 14 or 15, Peele says. I ordered a beer and they served me.

She had just finished her freshman year of high school and was traveling in Greece with family friends. We would just have wine with dinner, Peele says. In Greece it's so not a big deal.
While that experience would cause some American parents to worry, Peele's parents weren't upset.

In fact, starting in middle school, her parents allowed her and her siblings to have an occasional sip of beer or wine. By the time she was in high school, Peele was drinking beer and wine regularly at family functions and social events. But it was always in moderation, Peele says. She says her parents' attitude toward alcohol made it seem less mysterious. It wasn't some forbidden fruit, Peele says. I didn't have to go out to a field with my friends and have 18 beers.

Experts say binge drinking continues to be a growing problem across the country. According to a recent report from the U.S. surgeon general, there are nearly 11 million underage drinkers in the United States. Nearly 7.2 million are considered binge drinkers, meaning they drank more than five drinks in one sitting
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In this age of just say no, some people believe it is time for Americans to reconsider how they teach kids about alcohol. Peele's father is at the top of the list.

Yeah, just give it to them. Idiot.

We taught them to drink in a civilized fashion, like a civilized human being, says Stanton Peele, psychologist and author of Addiction-Proof Your Child.

He says many of the programs set up to stop alcohol abuse contribute to the teen binge-drinking crisis. Any program that tells kids flatly not to drink creates temptation, he says. Preparing your child to drink at home lessens the likelihood that they are going to binge drink, he says. Not sharing alcohol with your child is a risk factor for binge drinking.

So I guess this is the same psycho-babble as saying, teaching abstinence only encourages them to have sex. So let them. Give them condoms. Well, now, according to Dr. Idiot, give them alcohol too. Hey “Sex drugs and rock and roll is BACK ”

Peele says other cultures have figured it out. He points to Italy, Greece and Israel, where children are given small amounts of wine at religious celebrations or watered-down alcohol on special occasions.

But many other experts say the psychologist is off base. That's ridiculous, says Calvina Fay, executive director of the Drug Free America Foundation. By allowing teens to drink, Fay says, you are giving permission to your children to do harmful things.


ABSOLUTELY

In the spring of 2007, the U.S. surgeon general's office issued its first Call to Action to stop underage drinking. This is not something that is a rite of passage, says acting Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu. It has an impact, short term and long term.

When I went to medical school, Moritsugu says, the science at that time told us that our brains had finished developing at 2 or 2 and a half. Over the past few decades ... science shows our brains continue to develop well into our mid-20s .

We also NEVER stop learning. If we hinder our minds with altering substances like drugs and alcohol, we also hinder that ability to learn and develop.

Fay also says Stanton Peele doesn't take into account other consequences of teen drinking, such as unsafe sex and drunken driving. You don't have to be addicted to be harmed or die because of drugs and alcohol.

Like I said.

But the psychologist contends that kids are going to drink no matter what and that it is critical for parents to set the example. I think the key to preventing all kinds of addiction is to make sure that your child values life, values himself and has purpose in life, he says. That's the single most important thing.

Now 19, Anna Peele is a sophomore at New York University. She wants to be an actress. She does drink with her friends, but she says that it's always in moderation and that she is well aware of her responsibilities. Your parents expect you to do your work and get the most out of your education. ... They're not paying for us to drink.

{Sigh}

Why stop there? Seriously. Why stop with alcohol. They are going to smoke weed. {Some} Why not give them that. What about Cigarettes? A lot of kids try them. You know as well as I do, that a lot of kids get hooked on them. I’ve been smoking since I was 14. In between quitting that is. So why not just buy them a carton?

Dr. Stanton Peele, you are the reason MANY people see your field as nothing more than Liberal psycho-babble bunk. To actively call on parents to not only allow, but to encourage their children to do that which is harmful, and possibly deadly for them to do, shows us that you sir, do NOT have their best interests in mind. Maybe you are attempting to be controversial to sell your book. Maybe you are attempting to be famous. Maybe you TRULY believe this garbage you are spouting. But whatever the reason, one thing is a guarantee, you are the Idiot of the Week.
Peter

Source:
CNN -Author: Letting kids drink early reduces binging
Stopalcoholabuse.Gov
Global Warming Bunk? MONEY, power and Control

Hey folks,

You know I have been telling you since this whole insane push about “Global Warming” began, that there is NO scientific evidence that WE, as mankind, have anything to do with it. I have been telling you that it’s all about money, power and control. Well, THIS is an interesting piece by Michael Reagan. Michael is the eldest son of Ronald Reagan, is heard daily by over 5 million listeners via his nationally syndicated talk radio program, “The Michael Reagan Show.”

It’s All About Money, By Michael Reagan

Those wonderful folks in Congress who say the world is about to be roasted on the global warming spit have some great ideas on how to stop Mother Nature from barbecuing us and they even have plans on how to pay for the weapons against climate change.

They’ll make you pay for it while they get rich.

Ask Al Gore. You can buy carbon credits from HIS company.

Forget the fact that the whole man-made global warming theory is a gigantic scam with not a shred of genuine scientific evidence to prove it. Instead, follow the money trail to get an idea of what it’s all about. And what it’s all about is money – the big bucks the disciples of Al Gore will rake in, and the big bucks you’ll have to pay to finance this incredible con game.

{Laughing} Told you it was a religion.

Democrat Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, let the cat out of the bag the other day when he told the American people: I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like.

Dingell’s bottom line: This is going to cause pain.

Among his proposals according to the Associated Press (AP):

A 50-cent-a-gallon tax on gasoline and jet fuel -- phased in over five years -- on top of existing taxes.

A tax on carbon, at $50 a ton, released from burning coal, petroleum or natural gas. The AP notes that a carbon tax would boost the cost of everything from the cost of electricity to winter heating and gasoline and other motor fuels. Economists say a cap on carbon also would raise these costs as burning fossil fuels becomes more expensive

Phase-out of the interest tax deduction on home mortgages for homes over 3,000 square feet. Owners would keep most of the deduction for homes at the lower end of the scale, but it would be eliminated entirely for homes of 4,200 feet or more.

He estimates that would affect 10 percent of homeowners. He says it's only fair to tax those who dare to buy large suburban houses and create urban sprawl. People, I might add, such as Al Gore and John Edwards who occupy palatial mansions amongst leafy glades.

Why such punitive measures? As Walter Williams wrote in Wednesday’s Investor’s Business Daily Thursday: “Despite increasing evidence that man-made CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas and contributor to climate change, politicians and others who wish to control our lives must maintain that it is.”

Power and Control

The reason? There’s great gobs of money to be made from the sale of the climate change snake-oil remedies.

Al Gore, for example, has become a multi-millionaire selling his brand of snake oil. Big business is lining up the get its share of your tax money extorted from you to pay to fight a non-existent threat, members of Congress are getting ready to legislate anti-climate-change programs to fund projects in their districts, and scientists are living off huge grants to study global warming.

According to Williams, buying into the global warming hysteria allows politicians to do just about anything, upon which they can muster a majority vote, in the name of fighting climate change as a means to raise taxes.

He cites Rep. David L. Hobson, R-Ohio, who has already secured $500,000 for a geothermal demonstration project and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., who got $500,000 for a fuel-cell project by Superprotonic, a Pasadena company started by Caltech scientists. Money for similar boondoggles is being called for by members of both parties.

Then there’s NASA’s hysterical James Hanson, the media’s favorite climate change alarmist who Williams reveals was financed by ultra lefty George Soros. Wrote Williams: “James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely ‘NASA whistleblower’ standing up to the mighty U.S. Government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him ‘legal and media advice.’ That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship ‘philanthropy,’ to the tune of $720,000.

Folks, SIDE NOTE: Are you starting to get the picture of how dangerous Soros actually is yet? Seriously. I want you to think about this. Soros is trying to buy America. Buy his way into the White House by putting a puppet in that he OWNS in there, he controls the MMD {Mass Media Drones} that only write what they are told, and wants to control every aspect of your lives. HE is attempting to take over this country. A vote for a Soros owned politician in 08, is a vote for Soros himself. It may very well be SOROS who is on the quest for tyranny. Think about that.

Ironically, in their headlong rush to get their hands on some of the snake-oil money, the climate change hucksters are passing up a chance to get their hands on a cool $125,000.

In their Ultimate Global Warming challenge, Steven Malloy’s JunkScience.com says $125,000 will be awarded to the first person to prove, in a scientific manner, that humans are causing harmful global warming.

The challenge has gone unanswered for the last 52 days.

Because it cannot be proven scientifically. Plain and simple. It just cannot be proven because it’s a scam. Besides, why waste time on $125,000, when they can get $500,00 and more, much more, from SCAMMING everyone with this Bunk?
Peter

Source:
Townhall.com -It’s All About Money
H.S. For Sunday 093007

Real Life X-Files

Hey folks,

Leave it to the Mass Media to take a real and present danger, and twist it around to fit an agenda. Here is a perfect example. We have a very real threat. One that has claimed the lives of six young men and boys so far this year. But, as this article eludes to, this problem will INCREASE and more and more people will die in the future. Why? Global Warming.

According to the AP -6 die from brain-eating amoeba in lakes By CHRIS KAHN, Associated Press WriterSat Sep 29, 12:59 AM ET

It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.

Actually, as I read this, The X-Files theme was playing in my head. As a matter of fact, I could almost hear Mulder telling this to Scully.

Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it's killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future.

"This is definitely something we need to track," said Michael Beach, a specialist in recreational waterborne illnesses for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


You think? Here is the Chicken Little Global Warming reference.

"This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better," Beach said. "In future decades, as temperatures rise, we'd expect to see more cases."

{Sigh}

According to the CDC, the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL'-erh-eye) killed 23 people in the United States, from 1995 to 2004. This year health officials noticed a spike with six cases — three in Florida, two in Texas and one in Arizona. The CDC knows of only several hundred cases worldwide since its discovery in Australia in the 1960s.

In Arizona, David Evans said nobody knew his son, Aaron, was infected with the amoeba until after the 14-year-old died on Sept. 17. At first, the teen seemed to be suffering from nothing more than a headache.

"We didn't know," Evans said. "And here I am: I come home and I'm burying him."

After doing more tests, doctors said Aaron probably picked up the amoeba a week before while swimming in the balmy shallows of Lake Havasu, a popular man-made lake on the Colorado River between Arizona and California.

Though infections tend to be found in southern states, Naegleria lives almost everywhere in lakes, hot springs, even dirty swimming pools, grazing off algae and bacteria in the sediment.

Beach said people become infected when they wade through shallow water and stir up the bottom. "If someone allows water to shoot up the nose — say, by doing a somersault in chest-deep water — the amoeba can latch onto the olfactory nerve."

There is a pleasant thought.

The amoeba destroys tissue as it makes its way up into the brain, where it continues the damage, "basically feeding on the brain cells," Beach said.

People who are infected tend to complain of a stiff neck, headaches and fevers. In the later stages, they'll show signs of brain damage such as hallucinations and behavioral changes, he said.

Once infected, most people have little chance of survival. Some drugs have stopped the amoeba in lab experiments, but people who have been attacked rarely survive, Beach said.

"Usually, from initial exposure it's fatal within two weeks," he said.

Fatal within two weeks.


Researchers still have much to learn about Naegleria. They don't know why, for example, children are more likely to be infected, and boys are more often victims than girls.

"Boys tend to have more boisterous activities (in water), but we're not clear," Beach said.

In central Florida, authorities started an amoeba phone hot line advising people to avoid warm, standing water and areas with algae blooms. Texas health officials also have issued warnings.

"People seem to think that everything can be made safe, including any river, any creek, but that's just not the case," said Doug McBride, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Get this..

Officials in the town of Lake Havasu City are discussing whether to take action. "Some folks think we should be putting up signs. Some people think we should close the lake," city spokesman Charlie Cassens said.

They are THINKING ABOUT IT????

Beach cautioned that people shouldn't panic about the dangers of the brain-eating bug. Cases are still extremely rare considering the number of people swimming in lakes. "The easiest way to prevent infection," Beach said, "is to use nose clips when swimming or diving in fresh water."

"You'd have to have water going way up in your nose to begin with to be infected," he said.

Uh, let’s see. You KNOW that there is a brain eating bug living in the water, and your advice to people is where nose plugs?

David Evans has tried to learn as much as possible about the amoeba over the past month. But it still doesn't make much sense to him. His family had gone to Lake Havasu countless times. Have people always been in danger? Did city officials know about the amoeba? Can they do anything to kill them off?

I would be doing more than asking. I would be hiring someone to look into this. This City and those in charge need to be doing more than THINKING about putting up a sign. This man’s Son died. This is completely bizarre to me. Is the revenue coming in worth more than this man’s Son, or others that MAY very well die in the future?

Evans lives within eyesight of the lake. Temperatures hover in the triple digits all summer, and like almost everyone else in this desert region, the Evanses look to the lake to cool off.

It was on David Evans' birthday Sept. 8 that he brought Aaron, his other two children, and his parents to Lake Havasu. They ate sandwiches and spent a few hours splashing around.

"For a week, everything was fine," Evans said.

Then Aaron got the headache that wouldn't go away. At the hospital, doctors first suspected meningitis. Aaron was rushed to another hospital in Las Vegas.

"He asked me at one time, 'Can I die from this?'" David Evans said. "We said, 'No, no.'"

On Sept. 17, Aaron stopped breathing as his father held him in his arms.

My condolences to Mr. Evans. May he receive the peace and comfort he and the rest of his family need in this time.

"He was brain dead," Evans said. Only later did doctors and the CDC determine that the boy had been infected with Naegleria.

"My kids won't ever swim on Lake Havasu again," he said.

This lake should be closed down until it can be deemed safe. This is completely bizarre that they would THINK about warning people. I do not know about you, but I will think twice before I go swimming or bring my Son to any fresh water area after reading this. I think I would rather deal with the possibility of meeting a shark in the ocean than meeting a “Brain Eating Bug.”
Peter
Analyses and Comments of the Presidential Radio Address for 092909

President Bush:

Good morning. Today I am signing emergency legislation to fund the Federal government for the next seven weeks. This legislation was necessary because Congress failed in its most basic responsibility: to pass the spending bills that fund the day-to-day operations of the government. There are 12 of these bills this year, and Congress did not complete a single one of them, so Congress had to send me a stop-gap measure before the fiscal year ends this Sunday at midnight.

Maybe because they are too busy trying to “Get Bush” and end the war? Just a thought.

Congress's failure to pass these 12 spending bills is disappointing, but I do thank the Congress for passing this temporary measure, and for passing it without any new spending, new policies or new projects. It would have been wrong to deny essential government services to the American people while Congress works through its annual spending bills.

You mean actually DO something?

I also appreciate the way this bill handles our disagreements over the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Congressional leaders have put forward an irresponsible plan that would dramatically expand this program beyond its original intent. And they know I will veto it. But it is good that they kept the program running while they try to work out a more responsible approach.

Translation time. They kept it going show they could put on another political show for the Loons.


Congress now has more time to complete its work on its annual spending bills. Earlier this year congressional leaders promised to show that they could be responsible with the people's money. Unfortunately they seem to have chosen the path of higher spending. They have proposed spending increases that would add an extra $205 billion on top of my Administration's budget request over the next five years. There's only one way to pay for such a large spending increase, and that is to raise taxes on the American people. So it is no surprise that the same Members of Congress who are planning this big increase in Federal spending are also planning the biggest tax increase in American history.

No big surprise there.

If these members get their way, the tax relief my Administration delivered could be taken away from you. Let me explain what this would mean for an average taxpayer. If you have children, your taxes would rise by $500 for each child. If you're a family of four making $60,000 a year, your taxes would be more than $1,800 higher. If you're a single mother with two children, working to make ends meet, your taxes would go up by more than a $1,000. If you're a small business owner working to meet a payroll, your taxes would increase by almost $4,000. And if Congress allows our tax relief to expire, more than 5 million low-income Americans who currently pay no income taxes would once again have to pay taxes.

But I thought they were only going to tax the rich? {Sigh}

These are not the only taxes Congress wants to raise. They're proposing higher taxes on dividends and capital gains. They're proposing higher taxes on cigars and cigarettes. They're proposing to raise taxes on domestic oil and natural gas production. They're proposing new taxes on stock and bond transactions. And they refuse to make the Internet tax moratorium permanent. If this tax ban expires, it would open the doors for State and local officials to impose new taxes on your access to the Internet.

All this WILL happen in 08, if the American people are stupid enough not to listen. There will be nothing to stop this from happening. Remember these FACTS folks.

At a time when many American families are dealing with rising mortgage rates, college costs, and health care expenses, it is wrong to take even more money out of your paychecks. Washington's elected leaders can do better. By working together, we can keep taxes low, help keep the economy growing, balance the Federal budget, and build on our record of fiscal discipline and greater economic opportunity for all Americans.

Thank you for listening.

I hope you ARE listening. I hope you understand this. Forget the war. THIS will happen. This is what they are TELLING you what they want to do. This is what they WILL do.

Interesting, this is the Democratic response to these facts that the President talked about yesterday. So far?

---------------------------- {Crickets chirping}

Think about it.
Peter
Presidential Radio Address for 092909

President Bush:

Good morning. Today I am signing emergency legislation to fund the Federal government for the next seven weeks. This legislation was necessary because Congress failed in its most basic responsibility: to pass the spending bills that fund the day-to-day operations of the government. There are 12 of these bills this year, and Congress did not complete a single one of them, so Congress had to send me a stop-gap measure before the fiscal year ends this Sunday at midnight.

Congress's failure to pass these 12 spending bills is disappointing, but I do thank the Congress for passing this temporary measure, and for passing it without any new spending, new policies or new projects. It would have been wrong to deny essential government services to the American people while Congress works through its annual spending bills.

I also appreciate the way this bill handles our disagreements over the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Congressional leaders have put forward an irresponsible plan that would dramatically expand this program beyond its original intent. And they know I will veto it. But it is good that they kept the program running while they try to work out a more responsible approach.

Congress now has more time to complete its work on its annual spending bills. Earlier this year congressional leaders promised to show that they could be responsible with the people's money. Unfortunately they seem to have chosen the path of higher spending. They have proposed spending increases that would add an extra $205 billion on top of my Administration's budget request over the next five years. There's only one way to pay for such a large spending increase, and that is to raise taxes on the American people. So it is no surprise that the same Members of Congress who are planning this big increase in Federal spending are also planning the biggest tax increase in American history.

If these members get their way, the tax relief my Administration delivered could be taken away from you. Let me explain what this would mean for an average taxpayer. If you have children, your taxes would rise by $500 for each child. If you're a family of four making $60,000 a year, your taxes would be more than $1,800 higher. If you're a single mother with two children, working to make ends meet, your taxes would go up by more than a $1,000. If you're a small business owner working to meet a payroll, your taxes would increase by almost $4,000. And if Congress allows our tax relief to expire, more than 5 million low-income Americans who currently pay no income taxes would once again have to pay taxes.

These are not the only taxes Congress wants to raise. They're proposing higher taxes on dividends and capital gains. They're proposing higher taxes on cigars and cigarettes. They're proposing to raise taxes on domestic oil and natural gas production. They're proposing new taxes on stock and bond transactions. And they refuse to make the Internet tax moratorium permanent. If this tax ban expires, it would open the doors for State and local officials to impose new taxes on your access to the Internet.

At a time when many American families are dealing with rising mortgage rates, college costs, and health care expenses, it is wrong to take even more money out of your paychecks. Washington's elected leaders can do better. By working together, we can keep taxes low, help keep the economy growing, balance the Federal budget, and build on our record of fiscal discipline and greater economic opportunity for all Americans.

Thank you for listening.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Looneys Must Be Loonier

Hey folks,

Happy FRIDAY to you. You know, the LWL has to be beside themselves. They have to be. Just yesterday I told you about the Democrat Debate. You know, the one where they said , “Screw you.” to the anti-war crowd. “If we can end this thing to blame bush before 08, we ill. No doubt. But if we get into the White House in 08? Screw you!, we will NOT bring the troops home and cause defeat to be blamed on us.”

Then I see this in the New York Times last night. NYT-Senate Urges Bush to Declare Iran Guard a Terrorist Group By David M Herszenhorn

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 — The Senate approved a resolution on Wednesday urging the Bush administration to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, and lawmakers briefly set aside partisan differences to approve a measure calling for stepped-up diplomacy to forge a political solution in Iraq.

Since last month, the White House has been weighing whether to declare the Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group or to take a narrower step focusing on only the Guard’s elite Quds Force. Either approach would signal a more confrontational posture by declaring a part of the Iranian military a terrorist operation.

Appearances by the Iranian president Mahmond Ahmadinejad on Monday at Columbia University and on Tuesday at the United Nations where he said Iran would ignore Security Council resolutions about its nuclear program, seemed to toughen the resolve of Senate Democrats, who had been hesitant to take an overly aggressive stance.

The Senate resolution, which is not binding, also calls on the administration to impose economic sanctions on Iran.

ARE you following this?

Even if the White House took that step, policy experts said, it was unclear that it would be anything more than a symbolic gesture without the cooperation of nations that, unlike the United States, still had substantial business dealings with Iran.

AKA Russia and North Korea. But, uh, who cares?

The measure, proposed by Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Joseph I. Lieberman an Independent from Connecticut, who usually votes with Republicans on war issues, relied heavily on testimony earlier this month by Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Ryan C Crocker the top American political official in Baghdad.

They heard the truth and are responding to it.

In negotiations, two crucial paragraphs were deleted from the measure in an attempt to reassure critics who had said the proposal seemed to urge the Bush administration to deal with Iran on a war footing.

GET THIS!!!

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, a Democrat and the majority leader, voted for the proposal after initially urging caution. “We certainly don’t want to be led down the path, slowly but surely, until we wind up with the situation like we have in Iraq today,” he said Tuesday. “So I am going to be very, very cautious.”

He voted TO label Iran’s military a TERRORIST organization!!

Senator Jim Web, Democrat of Virginia, warned Tuesday that an early draft of the proposal “could be read as tantamount to a declaration of war.”

“What do we do with terrorist organizations if they are involved against us?” Mr. Webb asked in a speech on Tuesday. “We attack them.”

We do, we should, we will, if need be.

Even with the two paragraphs deleted, Mr. Webb voted against the resolution. So did a number of other Democrats who are among the harshest critics of the Bush administration’s handling of the war. The measure passed by a vote of 76 to 22.

TRANSLATION time, those owned by Soros via MoveOn.org.

Among those voting against it was Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. Democrat of Delaware, and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, who said he feared that the administration could use the measure to justify military action against Iran.

The rest of this article is about Biden idiotic idea of dividing Iraq. You can not divide what you do not run. You are doing enough division here.

But seriously folks. They nuts must be absolutely losing it right now. First, Tuesday night they heard this.

"I think it's hard to project four years from now," said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a campaign debate in the nation's first primary state.

"It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

"I cannot make that commitment," said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

Then yesterday, in what is like a holy grail to some, the NYT they read this? They cannot be too happy right now.
Peter

Source:
NYT-Senate Urges Bush to Declare Iran Guard a Terrorist Group
A Non-White View Of the Jena Six Mess, and Hate Crimes

Hey folks,

Friday turned out to be pretty busy so far. Someone sent this to me. They said, “Maybe your not that far off base after all.” I never am. {Smile} But I guess their point is that Mr. Larry Elder, being a Black man, somehow has more authority to speak on this. I do not know about that, but his piece IS interesting. Here it is.

From Townhall. Com Jena Six -- Another Story of Unequal Justice for Blacks?

About the so-called Jena Six, reasonable people can disagree about whether or not prosecutors initially charged the Jena, La., defendants too harshly. The black teenage defendants stand accused of beating a white teenager unconscious.

Authorities, at first, charged five of the six with attempted murder, although now none of them faces attempted murder charges. Supporters of the Jena Six claim that whites hung nooses on a tree, thus provoking a series of interracial clashes.

Revs. Sharpton and Jackson claim that harsh treatment of the Jena Six serves as a metaphor for the continued unequal justice for blacks in America. Really?

Jackson, speaking in Jena, claimed that more blacks sit in jail than in college. Irrelevant as to the issue at hand, and false.

According to the 2000 census, there were over 2.2 million blacks in college. By mid-year 2006, according to the Justice Department, 905,600 blacks were in state or federal prisons and local jails. Even if Jackson meant black men, his assertion is still debatable. The Justice Policy Institute found that at the time of the 2000 census, 603,000 black men were in college, while 791,000 were in jail. Yet only 179,000 of incarcerated blacks were between 18 and 24 years old, the customary "college age."

Jackson, in Jena, cited the unequal treatment in prosecuting crack versus powder drug violations as evidence of racial discrimination. This calls for an explanation. Crack violators, the ones subject to the harshest punishment, are often black. But members of the Black Congressional Caucus, in the '80s, pushed for stiff sentences against those peddling crack, given the violence -- mostly in urban areas -- associated with it. Nearly half of the members of the Black Congressional Caucus voted for the 1986 anti-drug bill, which provided stiff sentences for crack. The federal Sentencing Commission, during the Clinton administration, recommended equalizing the penalty for crack and powder. Clinton signed legislation to block the recommendations.

Jackson and Sharpton suggest that the disproportionate number of blacks under the criminal justice system stems from racism.

But black defendants are more likely to be acquitted than white defendants. A study in the '90s found blacks convicted less frequently than whites in all but two of 14 categories of felony crimes, including murder, rape, burglary, felony theft, drug trafficking and other crimes against people. The only two types of felonies where blacks were not convicted at a lower rate than whites were felony traffic offenses and miscellaneous felonies. Cases that went to juries (only 2.8 percent of those examined) had a similar pattern, although juries convicted blacks more than whites for robbery, assault and property offenses.

What about the assertion that a black defendant, with the same record, is likely to serve more time than a white defendant? Many legal experts blame the results on economics -- white defendants are more likely to hire a private counselor who can get them a better deal in the courtroom. Other factors that can sway judges include family support, job security and the ability to make bail -- with white defendants more likely than blacks to fit this description. And black judges are more likely than white judges to give black defendants harsher sentences than white defendants.

What about DWB, Driving While Black? Many big-city police departments now record stops by race. But the compiled information tells you nothing about why police stop drivers. George Mason University professor Matthew Zingraff, who studied racial profiling, says, "Why a police officer makes a stop of an individual, we'll never know that. We'll never know the number of people who have not been stopped. It doesn't tell us motivation. It doesn't tell us what caught the police officer's eye."

Supporters of the Jena Six say their actions were sparked by the "hate crime" of the hanging of three -- later reported as two -- nooses on a high school campus tree. This, activists say, shows a prevalence of hate crimes against blacks in America. But economist Walter Williams notes that when hate crime statistics are adjusted for blacks' lower population numbers, proportionally, blacks commit more than twice as many hate crimes as whites.

Rev. Sharpton calls Jena the "Selma of its day." Let's revisit. In Selma, Ala., in 1965, 500 to 600 civil rights protesters tried to march in support of black voter registration. Local authorities attacked the marchers with whips and tear gas and billy clubs, leaving 17 people in the hospital.

For what it's worth, an Associated Press-AOL Black Voices survey asked blacks to name the "most important black leader." More blacks named "nobody" than anybody else. Jackson was named by 15 percent of respondents; 2 percent named Rev. Sharpton; and Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, an organization also active in supporting the Jena 6, was named by 4 percent.

Maybe that's the real lesson of Jena.

Larry Elder is host of the Larry Elder Show on talk radio
Peter

Source:
Townhall. Com Jena Six -- Another Story of Unequal Justice for Blacks?
Dems Happy At The Passing Of More Hate Crime Legislation

Hey folks,

Yes, Speaker Pelosi is THRILLED that the Senate just passed more Hate Crime Legislation. She actually took time out of bashing Bush and called for an end of the war in Iraq, the one that even the Democrat Presidential hopefuls say they will not end, to say this.

"I am pleased that the Senate passed the hate crimes prevention amendment with a strong bipartisan vote. This bipartisan vote echoes the House's vote in May, sending a strong message that crimes motivated by hate will not be tolerated in our country.

I am committed to getting this legislation to the President's desk as soon as possible and I look forward to working with the Senate to find the best way to achieve this goal."

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) releases the following statement regarding the hate crimes vote in the Senate.

"I applaud the bold stand taken by the Senate to ensure that the rights of all Americans, no matter their race, religion or sexual orientation, are protected. For too long certain members and groups of the population have been denied the equal protections that other citizens receive. Legislation to expand the federal hate crime law to cover violence against gays and lesbians will guarantee America's pledge of liberty and justice for all. I look forward to voting in favor of the same measure when it reaches the House floor."

The House passed similar legislation in May. Yip yip yippy.{Sigh} But the million dollar question? Will it be ENFORCED equally? That is the question that needs to be debated in greater detail.

As I said during the whole Jena Six mess, I do not believe in Hate Crimes. If you beat someone, rape someone, kill someone, it matters not what you were thinking when you did it. You DID it. They suffered at your hand, equally, no matter what was going through your warped little mind.

BUT, big but, if it would be, and it would, a Hate Crime for six White guys to beat up ONE Black guy, then it should be in the reverse. It wasn’t. If it is a Hate Crime for one group to do ANYTHING, then it MUST be for ANY group to do similar.

So do not be too quick to celebrate this new Hate Crime Legislation. It may very well just be another tool used by the likes of the Revs to further agendas and breed MORE hate and racism.

Once we get into legislating thought, we enter dangerous territory.
Peter

Sources:
Office of the Speaker of the House
Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Democrat Presidential Hopefuls Just Admitted They Have Been Lying

Hey folks,

This is too good. All these calls by the Democratic Presidential hopefuls, and the LWL leadership in Congress, for Bush to end the war now, and bring the troops home NOW, are nothing but politics and lies. They JUST admitted this. Get this, from the AP -Dems can't make guarantee on Iraq troops By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer

The three leading Democratic presidential hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they could not guarantee that all U.S. combat troops would be gone from Iraq by 2013, the end of the next president's first term in office.

That’s all you need to know folks. The next time you, and I know you are out there, feel like putting on the gear, rolling a joint and waving signs on the street corner saying “Bush Lied People Died, No blood for oil, Bring our troops home know” or the next time you hear traitors Pelosi, Reid, Murtha, whoever, saying they were elected in 06 to end this war, you NOW KNOW they are lying to you.

Not only did the Presidential wannabes tell you that they are not going to bring the troops home as soon as they are elected, they told you they may not bring them home AT ALL for the duration of their entire term.

"I think it's hard to project four years from now," said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a campaign debate in the nation's first primary state.

Well, yes, even more so that you are clueless.

"It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

"I cannot make that commitment," said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson provided the assurances the others would not.

Now talking about clueless. Some are still pandering to the insane looney base.

"I'll get the job done," said Dodd, while Richardson said he would make sure the troops were home by the end of his first year in office.

The opening question of the two-hour debate plunged the eight contenders into the issue that has dominated all others in the race for the White House.

With the primary season approaching, all eight have vied with increasing intensity for the support of anti-war voters likely to provide money and organizing muscle as the campaign progresses.

AKA Soros, and MoveOn.org.

Edwards said his position on Iraq was different from Obama and Clinton, adding he would "immediately drawn down 40,000 to 50,000 troops." That's roughly half the 100,000 that Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, has indicated could be stationed there when President Bush's term ends in January 2009.

He has no plan on HOW, because he cannot do it. Now would he.

Edwards sought to draw a distinction between his position and that of Clinton, saying she had said recently she wants to continue combat missions in Iraq.

"I do not want to continue combat missions in Iraq," he said.

Clinton responded quickly, saying Edwards had misstated her position. She favors the continued deployment of counterterrorism troops, not forces to engage in the type of combat now under way.

You know this is just a myth right? You know that this is a completely idiotic statement right? If our troops are there, they will be in combat. What, are they suppose to just be there “Gathering evidence on terrorist? Ignore when they are bombed and shot at? Of course not.

To my LWL and anti war friends out there. They just told you the truth. They will not do what they call on the President to do. They just told you that THEY will NOT bring the troops home either. They just told you a vote for them, is no different than a vote for the Republican hopefuls when it comes to Iraq.

So now you need to ask yourself, what is the difference in their positions on domestic issues. Do you what higher taxes? Vote for Democrats. You want open boarders and Amnesty? Vote for the Democrats. You want to destroy Healthcare in this country? Vote for the Democrats. You want your freedoms taken away and a “Shared society”, or a “We're in this together” society? Vote Democrats in. You what security, more of your own money, and the America you know and love, you CANNOT vote Democrats in. Also please remember this. Even though they do not what you to think about this, BUSH is NOT running. You do not have to worry about him being re-elected.

This ought to be fun to watch the spin. The LWL HAVE to hate the fact they just told them, we were lying to you the whole time. {Smile}
Peter

Source:
AP -Dems can't make guarantee on Iraq troops
Big Surprise, LWL Judge finds Patriot Act Unconstitutional

Hey folks,

Happy Thursday to you. Big surprise here. Most likely big news for a couple of days, A Clinton appointed, major Democrat fund raiser, Federal Judge found parts of the Patriot Act unlawful.

According to the AP -Patriot Act Provisions ruled unlawful, By WILLIAM McCALL, Associated Press Writer

Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended by the Patriot Act, "now permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment."

Judge Ann Aiken was appointed to the Bench by President Clinton in 98. Before that, she was a major fund raiser for Democratic Gov. Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski of Oregon. Big surprise that this LWL Judge would be the one to hear this case.

Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield sought the ruling in a lawsuit against the federal government after he was mistakenly linked by the FBI to the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people in 2004.

The federal government apologized and settled part of the lawsuit for $2 million after admitting a fingerprint was misread. But as part of the settlement, Mayfield retained the right to challenge parts of the Patriot Act, which greatly expanded the authority of law enforcers to investigate suspected acts of terrorism.

So basically folks, the FBI mistakenly read a finger print, which DID give them cause to investigate a possible TERRORIST. They made a mistake. They admitted it. They even paid the guy.

Hey, shout out to the FBI. Tap my phones. Follow me around. Search MY house. As long as you give me two million dollars. All is cool with me.

But no, this guy, most likely encouraged to do this, decided to go to a Clinton appointed, LWL, Democrat Judge to hear a lawsuit against Bush and this administration. This LWL Judge attempts to hinder those things in place to PROTECT America. This is news? I bet it will be. But it’s no surprise.
Peter

Source:
AP -Patriot Act Provisions ruled unlawful

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Schip On Way To Veto

Hey folks,

Here is another classic example that there are two worlds out there. One of the sane and what is reality, and the other of that which IS the LWL. {Left Wing Looneys for those who need a little further help in understanding.}

Yesterday, the National Center for Policy Analysis warned about the upcoming vote on Schip. I guess is now pronounced S-Chip, or just Chip now, since some were calling it the Shi,, program you get the point. NCPA warned this expansion will be costly for children, seniors and the poor. They said it was Robinhood in reverse.

As both chambers of Congress prepare to vote on the expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the National Center for Policy Analysis notes this expansion will be costly for children, seniors and the poor.

"Congress wants to tax the poor to pay for a benefit for the middle-class," says NCPA President John Goodman. "Congress should instead focus on getting more people access to private insurance."

The House-Senate conference report would expand eligibility to children in families with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level, or $62,000 for a family of four. The bill would increase spending by $35 billion over five years, funding in large part to a $0.61 increase in the tobacco tax.

Yet SCHIP expansion would do little to increase enrollment among children who are already eligible, and most of the additional children are already covered by private insurance. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), of the children who are uninsured for an entire year:

-- More than one million children currently qualify for public coverage but are not enrolled.

-- Another 1.1 million do not qualify because they are illegal (or temporary) immigrants.

-- About 403,000 are income-eligible immigrants who have not been legal residents long enough to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

-- In families earning 200 percent to 300 percent of the poverty-level income, 77 percent of children already have private coverage, according to the CBO.

-- In families earning 300 percent of poverty, 90 percent of children are already covered by private health insurance.

Recent research suggests an average of 60 percent of the kids will have dropped private coverage to enroll in S-CHIP.

An increase in the tobacco tax disproportionately impacts the poor. In addition, there are other, non-monetary costs that have to be taken into account. For example, Children will have less access to health care because most SCHIP enrollees experience restrictions to care not felt by children enrolled in private insurance plans.

The NCPA is an internationally known nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute with offices in Dallas and Washington, D. C. that advocates private solutions to public policy problems. We depend on the contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations that share our mission. The NCPA accepts no government grants.

For more information, check them out, NCPA.

This is reality. Even the President warned about this. He said,

“Instead of working with my Administration to enact this funding increase for children's health, Democrats in Congress have decided to pass a bill they know will be vetoed. One of their leaders has even said such a veto would be a "political victory." As if this weren't irresponsible enough, Congress is waiting until the SCHIP program is just about to expire before passing a final bill. In other words, Members of Congress are risking health coverage for poor children purely to make a political point.

The proposal congressional leaders are pushing would raise taxes on working Americans and would raise spending by $35 to $50 billion. Their proposal would result in taking a program meant to help poor children and turning it into one that covers children in some households with incomes of up to $83,000 a year. And their proposal would move millions of children who now have private health insurance into government-run health care. Our goal should be to move children who have no health insurance to private coverage -- not to move children who already have private health insurance to government coverage.”

He is right. For failing to pass a bill they know he would sign, the voted to pass a bill they KNOW he will veto. Also like he said, “Members of Congress are risking health coverage for poor children purely to make a political point.” But we should be use to that. They do the same thing with our men and women in uniform.

So after the vote. Traitor and LWL member, the Speaker of the House gave her version of “reality.” On the House floor, she said this.

"Tonight is a bipartisan victory for America's children and families.

10 million. That is how many reasons there are to support this bipartisan CHIP legislation. 10 million American children will receive CHIP health coverage under this bill thanks to the efforts of our outstanding chairmen, John Dingell, Charlie Rangel and Frank Pallone.

I also want to thank Congressman Ray LaHood for his courageous support for this legislation. The CHIP bill is another addition to Congressman LaHood's record of bipartisan compromise.

Our House colleagues worked in true bipartisan fashion with members of the Senate: Finance Chairman Max Baucus, and Senators Charles Grassley, Jay Rockefeller and Orrin Hatch. They proved that even when some attempt to interject partisan politics into practical issues, serious legislators can still forge bipartisan compromise.

Earlier today, I met with a mother and daughter who understand the critical role CHIP health coverage.

Three years ago, a young girl named Gemma Frost, her older brother Graeme, and their mother, Bonnie, were involved in a horrible automobile accident that left the two children with traumatic brain injuries.

Gemma and Graeme's injuries were more than any child should have to bear. Thankfully, these children received the very best of American health care and continue their recovery. The health care they received was made possible by CHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

With the help of CHIP coverage, the Frost family had the security of knowing, even in a time of family tragedy, that Gemma and Graeme had access to the care they required.

The legislation before the House will secure coverage for Gemma and Graeme Frost, and for 10 million other children. "And this bipartisan bill is fully paid for - no new deficit spending.

That is why this legislation has such bipartisan support in the Congress and among our nation's governors. The CHIP bill is supported by a coalition of 270 groups ranging from the AARP to the YMCA, representing millions of Americans.

I am disappointed that the President has issued a veto threat against a bill that has so much bipartisan - indeed non-partisan - support. "The President is wrong when he says Democrats want a political victory. What we want is a bipartisan bill that provides health care to 10 million of America's children. It is a goal supported by all Americans, regardless of party. I hope the President will reconsider his veto threat and sign this legislation for Gemma and Graeme Frost, and millions of children across the country.

I urge a strong, bipartisan vote in support of health care for America's children and in favor of the bill."

{Sigh} This is a step, as I have pointed out to you, in a move toward Government Healthcare. The so called Universal Healthcare Utopia. The President even said so. This is a BAD bill. It NEEDS to be vetoed.
Peter

Sources:
Office of the Speaker of The House
NCPA -
Robinhood in Reverse
OPNTalk-Presidential Radio Address 092207

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Evil Comes American Left Welcomes

Hey folks,

Little Hitler is here. Visiting with the American Left, who seems to welcome him with open arms. As you all know, he was invited to speak at Columbia University, which he did yesterday. The AP has pretty good excerpts from this appearance.

They start with these from the CU President.

Excerpts of Columbia University President Lee Bollinger's introduction of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad:

• On human rights:

The (recent) arrest and imprisonment of these Iranian-Americans for no good reason is not only
unjustified, it runs completely counter to the very values that allow today's speaker to even appear on this campus. But at least they are alive. ... Iran hanged up to 30 people this past July and August during a widely reported suppression of efforts to establish a more democratic society. Many of these executions were carried out in public view, a violation of the international covenant of civil and political rights to which Iran is a party. ...

Let's then, be clear at the beginning — Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator. And, so, I ask you — and so I ask you, why have women, members of the Bahai faith, homosexuals and so many of our academic colleagues become targets of persecution in your country?

• On the Holocaust:

In a December 2005 state television broadcast, you described the Holocaust as the fabricated legend. One year later you held a two-day conference of Holocaust deniers. For the illiterate and ignorant this is dangerous propaganda. When you come to a place like in this makes you quite simply ridiculous. You are either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated. ... The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history. ... Will you cease this outrage?

• On Israel:

Twelve days ago you said that the state of Israel cannot continue its life. This echoed a number of inflammatory statements you have delivered in the past two years including in October 2005, you said that Israel should be wiped off the map, quote-unquote. ... Personally I have spoken out in most forceful terms against proposals to boycott Israeli scholars and universities, saying that such boycotts might as well include Columbia. More than 400 college and university presidents in this country have joined in that statement. My question then is, do you plan on wiping us off the map, too?

• On proxy war against the U.S. in Iraq:

A number of Columbia graduates and current students are among the brave members of our military who are serving or have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... Can you tell them and us why Iran is fighting a proxy war in Iraq by arming Shia militia targeting and killing U.S troops?

• On Iran's nuclear program:

Why does your country continue to refuse to adhere to international standards for nuclear weapons verification in defiance of agreements that you have made with the U.N. nuclear agency? And why have you chosen to make the people of your country vulnerable to the effects of international economic sanctions and threaten to engulf the world in nuclear annihilation?

• In summary:

Frankly, and in all candor, Mr. President, I doubt that you will have the intellectual courage to answer these questions, but your avoiding them will in itself be meaningful to us. I do expect you to exhibit the fanatical mindset that characterizes so much of what you say and do.

Then from Little Hitler himself

Comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose remarks were translated from Farsi.

• On a toughly worded criticism in the introduction by Columbia University president Lee Bollinger, who called him a "petty and cruel dictator":

I think the text read by the dear gentleman here, more than addressing me, was an insult to information and the knowledge of the audience here, present here. In a university environment we must allow people to speak their mind, to allow everyone to talk so that the truth is eventually revealed by all.

• On the Holocaust:

Why is it that the Palestinian people are paying the price for an event they had nothing to do with?

• On Holocaust deniers:

My question was simple: There are researchers who want to approach the topic from a different perspective. Why are they put into prison? Right now, there are a number of European academics who have been sent to prison because they attempted to write about the Holocaust or research it from a different perspective, questioning certain aspects of it. My question is: Why isn't it open to all forms of research?

• On Israel as a Jewish state:

We love all nations. We are friends with the Jewish people. There are many Jews living in Iran with security. You must understand that in our constitution and our laws and the parliamentary elections for every 150,000 people we get one representative in the parliament. For the Jewish community one-fifth of this number they still get one independent representative in the parliament. Our proposal to the Palestinian plight is a humanitarian and a democratic proposal. What we say is that to solve this 60-year problem, we must allow the Palestinian people to decide about its future for itself.

• On nuclear research:

Some big powers create a monopoly over science and prevent other nations in achieving scientific development as well. This, too, is one of the surprises of our time. Some big powers do not want to see the progress of other societies and nations. They turn to thousands of reasons, make allegations, place economic sanctions to prevent other nations from developing and advancing, all resulting from their distance from human values and the teachings of the divine prophets. Regretfully, they have not been trained to serve mankind.

• On 9/11:

Why did this happen? What caused it? What conditions led to it? .. Who truly was involved? Who was really involved and put it all together?

• On executions of homosexuals in Iran:

In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We don't have that like in your country. ... In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have this.

Now the CU President Lee Bollinger, feels that this will appease those that are still upset over his invitation of Little Hitler himself. He feels that this shows how tough he was with him. That he was not just having him there out of respect or likeness of the Iranian Dictator.

I don’t buy it. Many others do not as well. For all I know, this was pre-arranged. President Bollinger could have very well told Little Hitler, “Hey, I’m going to be a little tough with you out there, but use this as an opportunity to show the American people that you are not as they see you. Tell them how peaceful and loving you and Iran is, and that all we should do is talk to you, and all will be fine.”

He never really answered anything. He completely lied and avoided the questions. I mean really, “We love all nations. We are friends with the Jewish people.” That is why he wants to wipe them off the map? That’s why he has said “Death to America?” This is complete bunk.

Dr. Charles Jacobs, President of The David Project Center for Jewish Leadership, said this yesterday about Columbia President Lee Bollinger's invitation to Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"It is a clear failure of judgment, it is demeaning of academic standards, it continues a disturbing pattern of bias at Columbia against Israel, and it is emblematic of the failure of so many of our universities to distinguish right from wrong, truth from lies.

Bollinger's justification for providing a prestigious platform to a raving anti-Semite, whose agents are killing American soldiers and whose nation is covertly developing nuclear weapons, is nothing less than astonishing.

Bollinger says Columbia is 'committed to confronting ideas,' but surely universities do not need to invite tyrants to teach students the evils of tyranny. Bollinger's lesson instead seems to be that American students should give platforms to would-be mass murderers so they can show off their debating skills.

What we need from a university president is a noble defense of civilization and decency. What we are getting here instead is another attempt to 'understand' evil and not to defeat it. Bollinger is treating this terrorist like some in the media treat suicide bombers, by trying to 'understand' them, denying all the while that this is the same as justifying their acts.

Debating Ahmadinejad in the halls of one the West's most prestigious universities supports the notion that there is something to debate about his stated intention to murder Jews en masse, about the reality of the Holocaust, or about Iran's practice of stoning women or executing gays. Some ideas are not worth 'debating' - they must be defeated through action.

Bollinger says that by listening to 'ideas we deplore does not imply our endorsement of those ideas, or the weakness of our resolve to resist those ideas.'" "But, Ahmadinejad is not a policy wonk or a philosopher: He is a man of action, murdering Americans and planning to slaughter the Jews of the Middle East. He is not an 'idea' to be debated. He is a man to be stopped.

Giving him this prestigious platform is not, as Bollinger says, 'America at its best,' it is American academia at its worst.”

It gets worse than that. EVEN the Mass Media Drones welcomed him and had lunch with the man, giving him even more credibility. Get this, National Press Club President Jerry Zremski yesterday, issued the following statement regarding the Club's videoconference luncheon with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

"For decades now, the NPC speakers luncheon program has brought the world's biggest newsmakers to its podium. And that means we frequently invite heads of state to join us. President Ahmadinejad is one of the most newsworthy heads of state in the world. We were in a position to arrange his first real dialogue with the Washington press corps, and so it made sense for us to make this happen.

Here at the National Press Club, it's our job to facilitate the news -- to help bring newsmakers and journalists together. That's exactly what we're doing here. "We don't choose luncheon speakers based on their popularity ratings or public image. We invite only the biggest newsmakers.

We're not endorsing anything President Ahmadinejad has said or will say -- just as we didn't endorse what Fidel Castro and Nikita Kruschchev said when they spoke at the Press Club. We simply arranged for this opportunity for President Ahmadinejad to share his thoughts with us."

SO? Where are the reports from you from the information you discovered in the Luncheon? What did you asked him, what did he say? You know folks, Zremski said “Here at the National Press Club, it's our job to facilitate the news.” Not anymore so it seems. It seems more the job of most in the MMD to FABRICATE the news. To control it. To tell you what they are told to tell you. They are nothing but Liberal Pawns, bought and paid for, controlled by the MMD Guru, Soros. Which I have been telling you about LONG before everyone else jumped aboard the Soros express.

The truth is, the Libs LOVE this guy. They LOVE Chavez. They LOVE people that have absolute power and control. THAT is what they strive for. THAT is why they are so dangerous.

I guess the next stop is the UN then I hope, someone comes to their senses and throws Little Hitler right out of this country. We shall see.
Peter

Sources:
AP- Excerpts of Columbia prez' Iran comments
AP-Quotes by Iran's Ahmadinejad
David Project
National Press Club: NPC

Monday, September 24, 2007

Damage Control By NYT and MovOn.org

Hey folks,

Happy Monday to you. Well, while we await the words of wisdom by Little Hitler, there is another Moron in the news. That's right morOn.org is doing some damage control. So is the New York Times. Problem is, no one really cares about what they are attempting to rectify.

Now you all know that the Soros funded MoveOn.org, put a full page ad out calling the leader of the war in Iraq “General Betrayus” This wasn’t cute. It wasn't funny. It was traitorous. It was completely asinine. To besmirch this four star General with a history of intelligence, integrity and service was completely over the edge. Yet NYT ran with it. Which makes them no different than morOn.org. Congress, minus the 25 Democrats OWNED by Soros, voted to, and did condemn this ad.

Now there was a bit of a side story that MorOn.org got a discount. This was challenged by many other people that wanted to run an ad at the same price. I thought this whole concept was stupid to begin with. Why give the NYT any more money? But it seems that Rudy did get the same price. However, he was not allowed to pick the date to run it. It was explained at the time that the discounted rate was for a span of dates. Even though the MORON ad ran on the date they wanted.

So now? It seems that the NYT and morOn.org are doing some damage control. MoveOn.org Political Action released this statement yesterday.

In the Public Editor column of today's New York Times, the Times' vice president admits that, without the knowledge or consent of MoveOn.org Political Action, the Times "made a mistake" in charging MoveOn its standby rate of $65,000 for the advertisement run on Monday September 10. According to the Public Editor, the Times' vice president admitted that the company's advertising representative "failed to make it clear that for that rate the Times could not guarantee the Monday placement but left MoveOn.org with the understanding that the ad would run then." According to the Public Editor, "the group should have paid $142,083."

Now that the Times has revealed this mistake for the first time, and while we believe that the $142,083 figure is above the market rate paid by most organizations, out of an abundance of caution we have decided to pay that rate for this ad. We will therefore wire the $77,083 difference to the Times tomorrow (Monday, September 24, 2007).

We call on Mayor Giuliani, who received exactly the same ad deal for the same price, to pay the corrected fee also.

The Public Editor's column makes crystal clear that at no time did MoveOn have any reason to believe that it was receiving from the Times anything other than the normal and usual charge for the advertisement. And there is no evidence of any kind that the error in quoting of rates was in any way based on the content of the advertisement or the identity of its sponsor. Of course, MoveOn believed that it was engaged in an arms length negotiation regarding advertising rates with the Times and assumed that it was being quoted advertising prices consistent with the Times' usual and normal charge.

MoveOn continues, of course, to stand by the content of the advertisement and to urge citizens and their elected representatives in the Congress to focus on the continued dishonesty of the Bush Administration and the American blood and treasure being lost in a war for which the Administration has no exit strategy. Certainly that issue is more worthy of the attention of the electorate and the media than the mistake of an advertising representative or the wording of an advertisement.

Ok, one THEY do NOT care about the “American blood and treasure being lost.” They are using the “American blood and treasure being lost” for political gain. They do not care about the war. All they want to do is get Bush. News flash for MorOn.org, you are sick. You are mentally disabled. You are not in good company.

You may have been trying to make right about MONEY. But we care about the Troops. We care about America. You are traitors. Plain and simple. Your little ad was a slap in the face of every man and women in uniform. It was a stab in the back of America itself.

Of course they continue to stand by the asinine content. We would expect non-the-less from the loons. And to answer their last question, your traitorous, idiotic, and completely FABRICATED advertisement IS worthy of attention, and YOU are worthy of condemnation.
Peter

Source: MoveOn.org Political Action

Sunday, September 23, 2007

H.S. for Sunday 092307

You are Corn and Soy

Hey folks

This week in the Health and Science segment, according to a new study, you are what you eat. According to CNN -If we are what we eat, Americans are corn and soy By Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

ATLANTA (CNN) -- To a degree some may find hard to swallow, science is proving the old adage "you are what you eat."

Proteins and fats in your food are incorporated into your body and brain with potentially profound effects on your health and even your behavior.

Todd Dawson, a plant biologist at the University of California-Berkeley, can test a strand of hair to determine how much corn is in your diet or mine by looking for a form of carbon found in corn.

"We are what we eat with respect to carbon, for sure. So if we eat a particular kind of food, and it has a particular kind of carbon in it, that's recorded in us, in our tissues, in our hair, in our fingernails, in the muscles," Dawson says.

Dawson tested a strand of my hair: 69 percent of the carbon came from corn.

This may seem high, but it is typical for Americans.

"We're like corn chips walking because we really have a very, very large fraction of corn in our diets, and we actually can't help it because it's an additive in so many of the foods we find on the market shelves," Dawson says.

{Laughing}

Foods like ketchup, salad dressing, soda, cookies and chips all contain corn, usually high fructose corn syrup.

Remember when I talked about High Fructose Corn Syrup? H.S. High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Everywhere. I challenged you to go to the store and check it out. I said.

“Actually folks, you would be surprised at what products it is in. Like juices, candies, baked goods, including breads, cookies, syrups, yogurts, soups, ketchup, breakfast cereals, and pasta sauces. After I read this yesterday, my Wife and I went to the local grocer. We DID find it in nearly everything. Here is an interesting statistic.”

Back to CNN.

"I think where the danger comes in with corn is that much of the corn grown now in North America is going into making high fructose corn syrup," Dawson says. "So it's not that corn per se is bad, but it's the sweetener made from corn that gets into many of the foods that Americans are probably consuming too much of, and we now see that showing up as obesity and heart disease and potential for type 2 diabetes."

Europeans eat a diet with far fewer processed foods and corn-based sweeteners. Dawson tested his own hair after three months in Italy: 5 percent corn.

Americans also eat an extraordinary amount of soybean oil, another key ingredient in most processed foods. Checking labels during a recent trip to the grocery store I found soybean oil in everything from tortilla chips to fruit syrup.

Dr. Joseph Hibbeln at the National Institutes of Health estimates that soybeans, usually in the form of oil, account for an astonishing 10 percent of our total calories in the United States.

In recent years, a form of soybean oil has been the primary source of trans fats, which raises levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, in our bodies and is thought to contribute to heart disease.

Our bodies need a balance of omega-6 fatty acids like soybean oil and omega-3 fatty acids like fish oil, Hibbeln says. Over the last century, our diets have shifted almost completely to omega-6 fatty acids.

"It's quite likely that most of the diseases of modern civilization, major depression, heart disease and obesity are linked to the radical and dramatic shift in the composition of the fats in the food supply," Hibbeln says.

Our brains are composed of fatty acids, and an absence of omega-3 fatty acids can actually change our behavior, according to Hibbeln.

Hibbeln's research suggests diets containing omega-3 fatty acids found in fish reduce depression, aggression and anger, while improving mental well-being.

Quite literally, food for thought.

That it is. See you soon.
Peter

Sources:
OPNTalk-H.S. High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Everywhere
CNN -If we are what we eat, Americans are corn and soy