Thursday, February 16, 2012

Candidate meet and greet; Planned Parenhood's methods; Democrat Representative throws race card; Obamacare argument to Supremes now clarified; Democrat Representative calls Republican leaders "demons"; Media Matters' tax exempt status questioned; GM pensions to be eliminated; Obama pledges U.S. won't deport illegal Salvadorans; The liberal lie about capital gains taxes; CAIR speaks to high school history class; High school holds annual "love fest" ; Strip search in front of classmates at middle school

For those of you living in Northern Michigan:
Candidate vetting will begin at 12:00 pm Saturday Feb. 18, 2012 for Debbie Stabenow's replacement. The function will be at the church located at intersection of US 131 and Kemp Road, 2 miles south of Petoskey. Due to the GOP event in Traverse City later in the day [Reagan Day Dinner] all the candidates will be there. The Petoskey Tea Party is hosting event. 
The Blaze writes: Any parent that sees the video of Planned Parenthood’s material for school children will be horrified,”  Jim Sedlak, vice president of the American Life League, told Life Site News. “Planned Parenthood’s business model is aimed at making money from people who are engaged in sexual activity. Those are the women who will have abortions, which made up 51% of Planned Parenthood’s clinic revenue in 2010.” [I plan to study this more, for if the video is legit, we all have a lot to learn about the agenda of Planned Parenthood and its attempt to indoctrinate any teenager who goes to its website.  It is horrifying.]
Expose the Media reports on what was on Breitbart tv: Wednesday on the The Ed Schultz Radio Show Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee railed against Republicans, even calling into question their faith. She also claimed that this is the only time in American history that the opposing political party wanted to defeat the sitting President in an election.  
[Apparently she never received the request of her President to tone down rhetoric so as not to inflame crazy people to do wrong.] "The mantra of the Republican party is, do no work, help no one, take away the highest essence of all religious faith, love and charity"  [I'm sure she will be a spokesman for Obama's new African Americans for Obama Group, and her words will be believed by ignorant (not dumb) blacks who don't do their homework and voted for Obama just because  he is black, as did actor Samuel L. Jackson.  It seems I recall Vice President Al Gore screaming that George Bush betrayed America: “He betrayed this country! He played on our fears! [edit jump] He took America, he took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure dangerous to our troops, an adventure that was preordained and planned before 9-11 ever took place!” Harry Reid called him a loser and a liar whose war in Iraq is lost; and Barack Obama said: The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.  I guess they all did it because George W. Bush's skin is black?  Guess not.]

Drudge reports: Rep. Scott Garrett (R., N.J.) had a nice gambit just now in a hearing with President Obama's acting OMB director Jeffrey Zients.

First he asked Zients if the Obama budget imposes any new taxes on Americans making less than $200,000. When Zients answered that it did not, Garrett followed up by asking if an individual making less than $200,000 a year opted not to carry health insurance, in contravention of the Affordable Care Act, is the fine associated with that decision a tax?

After some hemming and hawing, Zients answered that the fine did not constitute an tax. Which is a problem, considering the Obama administration's entire case before the Supreme Court is premised on those fines being construed as taxes, not penalties.
National Review reports:  Maxine Waters reminded us today that, should Democrats win back the House, she is in line to become the next chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee. If that doesn’t scare you, then just watch this video. In it, she calls Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “demons” who “would rather do whatever they can to destroy this president, rather than for the good of this country.”
Daily Caller reports: Congressional Republicans are now interested in examining Media Matters For America‘s tax-exempt status, The Daily Caller has learned. Doing so would cause the GOP to wade into the complex world of tax laws that govern “exempt organizations” such as Media Matters and more than 1 million other charitable organizations that are exempt from federal income tax.
Media Matters’ critics have questioned its tax-exempt status for some time. The Internal Revenue Service has a series of requirements that must be met before organizations can qualify. Successful applicants pay no federal income tax because the government presumes such charities perform services that benefit the public. Donors also may deduct their charitable contributions.
Detroit News reports: General Motors Co. is eliminating traditional pensions for all U.S. salaried employees, but the automaker is softening the blow by giving all salaried workers an extra week of vacation.
The company said that it would also announce bonuses for its approximately 26,000 U.S. salaried workers during its 2011 earnings call on Thursday. Those bonuses will be tied to GM's global performance.
Townhall writes: President Barack Obama recently assured El Salvador that the United States would not deport more 200,000 Salvadorans residing illegally in the United States. As the election nears, and the president looks to court Hispanic voters, he also created a new position of "public advocate" for illegal immigrants. His duties would appear to be to advocate that millions circumvent, rather than follow, current federal law.
The administration has also said it will focus enforcement only on those who have committed crimes -- with the implicit understanding that it is no longer a crime to illegally enter and reside in the United States. In contrast, Obama has caricatured those supporting completion of a fence on the border as wanting to place alligators in the Rio Grande.
It is time that Americans revisit the issue and ponder very carefully the morality of entering the United States illegally.
True, American employers have welcomed in illegal aliens as a source of cheap labor. Employers were happy to pass the ensuing social costs on to taxpayers. To summarily deport those who have resided here for 20 years, obeyed the law, worked hard, stayed off public assistance and are now willing to pay a fine, demonstrate English proficiency and pass a citizenship test would be impracticable, callous and counterproductive.
Most, however, probably do not fit those reasonable criteria.
Billions of dollars in state and federal social services do not just help provide parity to illegal aliens, but also free them to send back about $50 billion in remittances to Latin America each year.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Personal Liberty reports: President Barack Obama’s socialist lackeys lie about capital gains taxes. Last month, liberal New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman wrote that capital gains rates are just for the very rich. In fact, the low capital gains rates apply to and benefit every American. Lower capital gains rates are what allow lower- class and middle-class Americans to achieve the American dream.
Parents in Tampa are the latest to protest school officials inviting a controversial Muslim civil liberties advocacy group to speak to students.
Dozens of people showed up at a Hillsborough County school board meeting Tuesday night to complain that a member of Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, spoke to history students at Steinbrenner High School last fall. They cited the group's past connection to a terror financing case involving the terrorist group Hamas. The group, which purports to promote diversity and tolerance of the religion, has met a similar reception in Texas and Georgia in recent years.
Galileo High School celebrated Valentine’s Day in a style befitting San Francisco on Tuesday as hundreds of students lined up to “marry” their sweethearts regardless of gender, sexual orientation or relationship status.
They then learned how to correctly put on a condom using goggles that gave them a drunken view of things, and played a variety of games that promoted safer sex. 

Students at Galileo High School were given extra credit points for putting a condom on a wooden penis for Valentine’s Day. The school’s annual “Love Fest” drew hundred of teens in the school’s central courtyard.
While a federal appeals court in San Francisco only last week ruled that a California ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, Galileo students and staff said their fake teen weddings had nothing to do with that. The event, sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance and the Wellness Center, tried to promote acceptance and tolerance at school and safe decisions in the intimate moments that could happen at that age.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fox News reports: Georgia middle school student claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday he was humiliated and traumatized when he was brought to a vice principal's office and forced to strip in front of classmates who said he had marijuana.
The student, then in the seventh-grade, said he still suffers from emotional distress because his classmates taunted him by calling him Superman, the underwear he was wearing when he was strip-searched. The student is suing the Clayton County school district for unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.


  1. old grizzled veteranFebruary 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    I am just angry,dismayed, shocked, and wonder what has happened to the America I grew up in and once knew...Never before have we had such truly evil, radical people in such influential positions. Just how ignorant can an electorate be !? While it is true, people get the government they deserve, and that all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing, I am appalled at the absence of outrage among the citizens...

  2. Lovely photograph of a beautiful creature !!