Tuesday, November 1, 2011

US airlines excluded from EU cap and trade program; Gingrich/Cain debate; Farrakhan condemns Obama as an assassin; Obama aloof from Iraq talks; Deep cuts to Medicare in Obamacare; While borrowing from China, America also gives aid money to China; Occupy denied permit due to public masturbation; Occupy's "Valley Forge moment"; Police being targeted by Occupy protesters; Occupy Portland's police report; Nine more call for Holder resignation; The most undignified First Lady; You've got to be carefully taught; IRS a large industry; AZ lands opened up for copper mining; Sheriff calls for women to carry concealed weapons; US stops funding UNESCO; NOW shows up; Our Labor Secretary calls Tea Party "Tea Baggers"; FBI gets Russian spies; Why Newt?; Generation Null;

The AP reports: The House voted Monday to exclude U.S. airlines from an emissions cap-and-trade program that the European Union plans to impose on all airlines flying to and from the continent beginning next year.
With the legislation, which passed by voice vote, lawmakers joined the airline industry and the Obama administration in opposing the EU Emissions Trading Scheme scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1. The bill now goes to the Senate.  http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_AIRLINE_EMISSIONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&
USA Today reports: The Texas Tea Party Patriots will host a "modified Lincoln-Douglas debate," with Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain confirming their attendance.  At the most recent GOP debate in Las Vegas, Gingrich said that if he's the nominee he wants to challenge President Obama to seven forums akin to the Lincoln-Douglas debates -- each of them three hours apiece. He repeated the debate challenge this weekend at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event.  [This is ONE debate I will be watching, for the participants are great speakers with great ideas who are not afraid to say what they think.]  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/10/lincoln-douglas-debate-newt-gingrich-herman-cain-/1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Chicago Tribune writes: Controversial Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan condemned the killing of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Tuesday, warning that America and other Western powers will soon face severe consequences for their support of the uprising that led to the dictator's death.
"I know something of the good of Moammar Gadhafi that made me to love him as a brother and to feel a great sense of loss at his assassination," Farrakhan said during a two-hour interview with radio host Cliff Kelley on WVON-AM.

Farrakhan acknowledged that Gadhafi had killed people, but he said all other world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are responsible for the deaths of others.
"Did he kill people? Well, hell, did our president kill people? Talk back to me!" Farrakhan said, prompting some of his supporters to say, "Yes," in reply.
"You have made your president an assassin, that the only value that he has now is that he was responsible for the death of (al-Qaida leader) Osama bin Laden," Farrakhan said, his voice rising. "He was captured without a weapon. He should have been brought to America, put on trial for the American people to see this man. But he was executed so you will never know the real truth." http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-farrakhan-20111026,0,5790121.story
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Vancouver Sun writes: Throughout the summer and autumn, as talks on a continued U.S. military presence in Iraq foundered, President Barack Obama and his point man on Iraq, Vice President Joe Biden, remained aloof from the process, not even phoning top Iraqi officials to help reach a deal, according to logs released by the U.S. Embassy here.The omission is an unusual one, given the high priority that U.S. officials had given to achieving an agreement for some sort of residual U.S. presence in Iraq after the Dec. 31 pullout deadline set in a 2008 pact between the two countries. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other senior Pentagon officials spoke often about the need for an agreement in a pivotal country in a volatile region and insisted talks were continuing up until Friday, when Obama announced that all U.S. troops would be coming home before the end of December.
The Jewish World Review opines: The worst fears about Obamacare are now being realized in a decision on Monday by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MPAC) established by the law to supervise $500 billion in Medicare cuts. MPAC, whose decisions have the force of law, has voted to impose drastic pay cuts on all doctors under Medicare and, by extension, under Medicaid (which tends to follow suit). The cuts will effectively reduce the real pay for specialists by 50% over the next ten years --- including a 25% reduction over the next three years -- and cut general practitioners' pay by one-third over ten years (and that assumes that inflation stays down at 3% a year).  [As Nancy Pelosi said: "We have to pass this bill to see what is in it."  As Sarah Palin suggested, the bill has within it items which will act just like Death Panels, and here is one example, as doctors will quit taking Medicare/Medicaid patients, or simply retire, leaving masses without proper access, resulting in some cases in death.  As promised, there is fundamental change, but hope got left behind.]  http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1011/morris102711.php3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personal Liberty reports: China has loaned more than $1 trillion to the U.S. to fund its deficit-spending, a fact that many Senators have denounced since the United States provides the country with foreign aid, Fox News reported.
“Why in the world would we be borrowing money and then turn around and giving it back to the countries that we’re borrowing it from?” Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told the news outlet. “If they have enough of a surplus to loan us money, they have enough of a surplus to take care of their own needs.”
Democratic Senators also voiced their outrage with the current level of aid that the U.S. is providing to China. http://www.personalliberty.com/news/senators-decry-giving-china-aid-while-borrowing-from-asian-nation-800625980/?eiid=&rmid=2011_10_27_PLA_[P11667790]&rrid=394582776
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Daily Cardinal writes: City officials temporarily denied Occupy Madison a new street use permit Wednesday after protesters violated public health and safety conditions and failed to follow the correct processes to renew or amend a permit.
  A neighboring hotel's staff alleged voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters.http://www.dailycardinal.com/news/occupy-madison-loses-permit-1.2669111
The Free Press writes: Wall Street protesters around the country who are pledging to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather.  "Everyone's been calling it our Valley Forge moment," said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. "Everybody thought that George Washington couldn't possibly survive in the Northeast." http://www.freep.com/article/20111029/NEWS07/110290338/Occupy-protesters-unite-against-cold-weather-too
Newsbusters opines: As the protesters filtered away, I spoke with a group of tired cops covered in blue and orange paint—and that wasn't all, said one sergeant who wouldn't give his name. He said they'd also been pelted with glass and vinegar, and one officer claimed to have tasted urine in the mix.
The hardly conservative San Francisco Chronicle also confirmed that the paint tossing Oakland protesters were far from peaceful:
Police gave repeated warnings to protesters to disperse from the entrance to Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th Street and Broadway before firing several tear gas canisters into the crowd at about 7:45 p.m.
...Police forcibly dispersed the crowd with tear gas again about 9:30 p.m., when protesters began throwing objects at them...
...Protesters threw turquoise and red paint at the riot officers. Some led the crowd in chanting, "This is why we call you pigs."
."They didn't have to force police into that situation," said Helen Walker, 46, a nurse from Albany. "It was totally provoked, and if I could have, I would have stopped those idiots from throwing paint."
So it appears that the Morning Joe crew owe their viewers a collective "OOPS!" and an apology for jumping to conclusions about a "police riot" before all the facts were in. [President Obama and Nancy Pelosi - does this really make you proud?] http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2011/10/29/even-mother-jones-confirms-police-provoked-occupy-oakland-demonstrators
Human Events reports: Here's is Monday's police report on #Occupy Portland:
10:30 a.m.: East Precinct officers were leaving the Multnomah County Courthouse when a woman, 39-year-old Angela Hallinger, threw a paintbrush at the officers because they would not stop and look at her art. The paintbrush hit one of the officer's pants and left paint on them. The subject then picked up the paintbrush and threw it again at them, just missing their heads. Officers were told that a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney had reported that a woman was flashing her breasts at people. It was determined that it had been Hallinger, and she was arrested and booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. During the same incident, officers found that the porta-potties on the south side of Chapman Square along Southwest Madison Street were overflowing and it appeared raw sewage was running down the sidewalk toward Southwest 3rd Avenue.
6:45 p.m.: A sergeant took a phone call from a "donor" of two food boxes to Occupy and he wanted to complain that when they dropped off the food, he and his friend saw "buckets of human waste" sitting around the camp. This was very disturbing to the donor and his friend. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47191
Daily Caller reports: Nine more members of Congress have told The Daily Caller that they’re calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, more than doubling the number on record before the weekend calling for his ouster. A total of 17 members of Congress have now called for Holder to step down.
The Washington Times reports: Now, she is ready to spew her bilious disgust with America on the campaign trail. A dignified, transcendent first lady? No chance. Michelle is going to break with a hundred years of tradition and play the role of attack dog, heaping derision on her husband’s political opponents like no other first lady before her.
And it’s already begun. Mad Michelle this week popped down to Davis Island, Fla., to hobnob with the very people her husband despises - the 1 percent. At a massive mansion on the bay, filled with the wealthiest of the wealthy, America’s first lady launched into a tirade about “them” - the Republicans.
“Let’s not forget about what it meant when my husband appointed two brilliant Supreme Court justices, and for the first time in history, our daughters - and our sons - watched three women take their seats on our nation’s highest court. But more importantly, let’s not forget the impact their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come - on our privacy and our security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly and love whomever we choose. That is what’s at stake here,” she said to applause.
Yes, Republicans hope to regain the White House so they can install Supreme Court justices who will trample Americans’ privacy, ignore the nation’s security, crush free speech and persecute the religious. [Michelle is a perfect match for her husband - an angry divider, a lying hypocrit, a disgrace to the office, to the White House, and to American history as the first First Lady who fails to uplift her countrymen.] http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/30/curl-the-very-angry-first-lady/
American Spectator opines: Hostility toward the free market is one of those hateful prejudices that, to borrow a phrase from Rodgers and Hammerstein, "you've got to be carefully taught." Idiots on the fringes of the "Occupy" crowd who demonize Jews may ultimately be less dangerous than the allegedly well-educated young people who form the core of the mobs that vilify capitalism. And as Ronald Reagan once observed, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." http://spectator.org/archives/2011/10/31/organized-ignorance
Daily Caller reports: During the online “Green Room” segment of ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Washington Post columnist George Will explained why this issue has found its way to the forefront.
“The fact that I think the resentment of the IRS is reaching a critical mass,” Will said. “The fact that the IRS itself says we spend 6 billion hours a year – that’s the equivalent of 3 million full-time jobs complying with this code, the fact that if tax compliance were its own industry, it would be one of the largest industries in the country. It employs more people than work for Citicorp, UPS, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s combined.”
[I have stated for years that I think we will never have a flat tax, as Congress knows that would put too many tax attorneys and CPAs on the unemployment line, and too many university programs without students.] Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/31/cokie-roberts-current-tax-code-discourages-socialism-in-us/#ixzz1cMXHQ6AR
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Congressman Benishek (MI) comes this: On Wednesday, the House approved H.R. 1904, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011, by a vote of 235-186.   The bill would authorize a land exchange in Southeast Arizona that would open up the third largest undeveloped copper resource in the world. By doing so, the mining project would support roughly 3,700 jobs in the United States and is expected to generate close to $20 billion in local, state, and federal revenue.  The project is estimated to produce enough copper, a resource the Department of Defense indicates ranks second behind aluminum in defense industrial applications, to meet 25 percent of current U.S. demand.  H.R. 1904 would create thousands of jobs in the US, increase domestic copper production, and lead to greater national security.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WYFF4 News: The Spartanburg County Sheriff is known for speaking his mind, and at a news conference on Monday, he didn't hold back his anger and frustration after a woman was attacked in a park over the weekend.
Investigators said 46-year-old Walter Lance grabbed a woman who was walking her dog in Milliken Park on Sunday afternoon. They said Lance choked the woman, made her take off her clothing and tried to rape her. Sheriff Chuck Wright opened his news conference by saying, "Our form of justice is not making it."He said, "Carry a concealed weapon. That'll fix it."
Wright said, "It's too bad someone with a concealed weapons permit didn't walk by. That would fix it." He said people are tired of doing the right thing and criminals getting away with their actions.
He said several times, "I want you to get a concealed weapons permit."Wright said, "I'm tired of looking at victims saying, 'There's life after this' … I'm tired of saying, 'We're sorry, we can't keep them in jail.'"Wright said in his view, gun control is, "How fast can you can get the barrel of your gun back on the target?"
Read more: http://www.wyff4.com/news/29638219/detail.html#ixzz1cOPfRFR6
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Yahoo reports: United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of U.S. laws passed in the 1990s, saying Washington would not make a planned $60 million transfer that was due in November.
"The United States ... remains strongly committed to robust, multilateral engagement across the U.N. system. However, Palestinian membership as a state in UNESCO triggers long-standing legislative restrictions which will compel the United States to refrain from making contributions to UNESCO," Nuland said. http://news.yahoo.com/u-cuts-off-unesco-funding-palestinian-vote-171735151.html
Yahoo writes: Women's rights groups expressed frustration that, 20 years after the Thomas hearings, sexual harassment complaints had again been reduced to a partisan fight.
Erin Matson, a vice president for the National Organization for Women, said the women in question should be given the benefit of the doubt.
"It is deeply insulting that this is being called political," Matson said. "Sexual harassment allegations are always about a woman who is simply trying to go to work."  As Mark Styn wrote: there were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable. What does that mean? Because, if you’re going to destroy a man’s life over it, it ought to mean something. A “gesture” that is not “sexual” but that makes women “uncomfortable” enough to threaten sexual harassment?  [Let us not forget how the feminists failed to give any support to Paula Jones and Juanita Brodderick (both of whom detailed their true assaults by one President Bill Clinton, or the way in which they seemed to be okay with President Clinton receiving sexual favors under his desk while he was on the phone discussing military matters.]    http://news.yahoo.com/supporting-cain-gop-evokes-thomas-hearings-063515247.html
Sunshine State News reports: With the team behind President Barack Obama targeting the Sunshine State in their bid for a second term in 2012, the White House sent U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to speak to the Florida Democratic Convention on Saturday.

Solis offered harsh words about conservatives. Looking at 2012, Solis slammed the tea party movement, calling them “teabaggers” and promising the Obama administration will take them on. [Isn't that what community organizers are trained to do?] http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carrying-water-barack-obama-hilda-solis-picks-fight-tea-party
The Washington Times writes: The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case.
Frank Figliuzzi, assistant FBI director for counterintelligence, did not identify the Cabinet official, but other U.S. officials said it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Mr. Figliuzzi said in an interview that the FBI decided to end its more than 10-year-long counterspy investigation of the network because of concerns that the spies were “getting very close to their objective.”
“These 10 Russian officers were sent to the U.S. on a specific mission to get close to U.S. policymakers and leaders in our government,” he said, noting that one had developed a friendship with someone close to a Cabinet official.  Additionally, the spy ring’s reports to Moscow revealed that the group was providing important data on the international gold markets, U.S. foreign policy toward Russia and Asia, and the identities of people applying for positions at the CIA, Mr. Figliuzzi said.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/31/fbi-says-russian-spies-got-close-to-cabinet/
Townhall opines: Like everyone running, Newt Gingrich has his flaws, but given the state of the race, it's time to start giving Newt serious consideration.
1) Newt Gingrich would run a competent campaign:
2) Newt Gingrich is a conservative icon:
Newt's books and columns have been consistently conservative, his public comments have been consistently conservative, and his debate performances have been consistently conservative. As a matter of fact, other than perhaps Michele Bachmann, Newt is the purest movement conservative on the stage. If you're a conservative who wants someone who represents your beliefs in the White House, you couldn't do much better than Newt Gingrich.
3) His baggage isn't as heavy as it appears:
4) He has balanced the budget: The biggest challenge this country faces right now is spending. We have roughly a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit, a 14 trillion dollar debt, and 100 trillion dollars in unfunded Social Security/Medicare obligations. This is a problem that dwarfs all others, so much so that even Barack Obama says that our level of spending is "unsustainable."
Well, when Newt was Speaker, he managed to balance the budget.
5) Newt is the most qualified person for the job: [In my view, Newt is pure genius, he speaks amazingly well without a teleprompter, he articulates his conservative positions like no other politician, and he knows how to get the job done.]  http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2011/11/01/the_conservative_case_for_newt_gingrich/page/full/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------American Thinker writes: Move over, Generations Y and X -- make room, at least in Zuccotti Park, for Generation Null.  This is the generation whose ignorance passes for knowledge; these are the protesters whose selfishness is thinly disguised as sincerity.  This is the generation where the self supplants the spirit.  Of all the crises America faces, the Occupy Wall Street movement proves that our greatest plight is spiritual.  We are daily witnesses to the rants of young people who have no concept of the human soul.

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