Saturday, July 11, 2009

WASHINGTON — Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are quietly targeting the Connecticut firefighter who's at the center of Sotomayor's most controversial ruling. On the eve of Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing, her advocates have been urging journalists to scrutinize what one called the "troubled and litigious work history" of firefighter Frank Ricci. This is opposition research: a constant shadow on Capitol Hill. [Will this kind of action ever be a thing of the past for Democrats?]

Reply 1 - Posted by: Jombie, 7/11/2009 4:49:59 AM (No. 5677812)

Following the previous posting of information concerning the fire fighter, Jombie rightly posted: The personal history of the plaintiff in this case is absolutely irrelevant to the propriety of Sotomayor's decision. Her backers cannot win on the relevant aspects of her behavior, so now they have to attack the victim. [And he is so right!]


Al Gore has touted the Cap and Trade climate bill, claiming it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating what he sees as the “crisis” of man-made global warming

“But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements!"
Meanwhile, his global warming has now become climate change, in order to have power over us no matter what the weather does. And hasn't climate ALWAYS been changing? New
Zealand has recorded the coldest May on record, while Massachusetts talks about it's "year without a summer". Global warming, indeed. THIS is why we need global governance on global warming solutions???

And HERE is what our liberal brain-washing of school children and adults alike can produce: Prince Charles has declared that "Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse". He added, in a speech to industrialists and environmentalists at St James's Palace, that he had calculated that we have just 96 months left to save the world. Oh, please, that's been said and tried before, both for warming and cooling of our well as for the death of our oceans.

From Molly Hooper of The Hill: Eric Holder let stand one of the four original charges [against the Black Panthers for voter intimidation] though. The leader of the black nationalist group’s Philadelphia chapter, Minister King Samir Shabazz, is charged with brandishing a “deadly weapon,” a nightstick, outside of the polls.

As a result, he was punished with not being able to brandish a weapon within 100 ft. of a polling station in Philadelphia until after the 2012 elections. [Does this mean that it will be ok for the Black Panthers to intimidate us after that date? Is this a joke?] “The American people need to know that the Justice Department takes seriously cases of voter intimidation, regardless of the political party of the defendants,” Smith said. Shabazz and Jackson were captured on widely circulated video of the incident standing 10-15 feet from the polling station. The two men are seen standing shoulder to shoulder, dressed in black military-style uniforms, black berets and combat boots; Shabazz tapped and pointed the nightstick in his hands at individuals. According to an affidavit filed by veteran voting rights activist Bartle Bull, who monitored elections in Mississippi at the height of the civil rights movement, the New Black Panther¹s directed racist comments towards white poll workers such as “you are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.” [Though this charge has been labeled "bull" by Rep. Brady of PA, it should make us wonder how he could have been at all polling places at all moments to be able to claim it as bull.]


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

From the San Francisco Examiner: Muscle for Money includes multiple techniques for creating highly aggressive, organized efforts both to pressure businesses and officials to support the activists’ agenda or to discredit and intimidate opponents of their agenda, according to present and former ACORN members. Service Employees International Union has funded Muscle for Money activities in the past and continues to finance corporate shakedown efforts across the country as part of this program. SEIU locals 100 and 880 have been identified as allied organizations on ACORN’s web site. That information has since been removed from the ACORN web site, but U.S. Department of Labor LM-2 financial disclosure forms show over $600,000 in transactions between these same locals and ACORN operations in recent years.

"Rarely does the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights vote unanimously on anything", according to a Washington Times Editorial. "A partisan divide has made the commission contentious in recent years. Yet the Department of Justice's decision to forfeit its voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and three individual defendants drew a 6-0 vote with one abstention by the commission. What unified the commission was outrage at the Justice Department for letting the Black Panthers off the hook."


The bottom line, as our President is pledging to dismantle our good ICBMs while Russia eliminates their rusted and perhaps unusable ones, is that it is Russia which is now in the lead in ICBM development, not America. They continue their development while we close ours down..... I'm not feeling safer - are you?

From Gerald Warner of the U.K. Telegraph, who is willing to tell it like it is: "For America voluntarily to reduce its nuclear superiority is madness. Bien-pensant talk of a nuclear-free world displays total stupidity in a global situation where nuclear weaponry is proliferating, not receding. There is even a nuclear bomb in Pakistan, which is teetering on the brink of failed statehood at the hands of Islamist insurgents. Is this a time for America to disarm, to “sell the store” as one trenchant right-wing commentator has already described Obama’s posturing in Moscow?

For Obama, success is not the delivery of watertight nuclear security for America; it is a feel-good news conference and photo opportunity that will create huge approval ratings on liberal campuses where the delusions of 1968 and the anti-Vietnam war movement still linger on in these isolated Jurassic Parks.


While telling us that our country is in a recession, Michelle Obama has a staff that is SO big that it is costing us Americans three times as much as Laura Bush's staff did. And, while in Paris, at taxpayer expense, she and her girls went shopping, with an escort of 20 automobiles.... Shouldn't this be a time in our history when our leaders show the same restraint that we must show?

From the Los Angeles Times: Leaders of developing nations shun plan to cut greenhouse gases in half. [And it has been proven that without the cooperation of China and India, whatever else the rest of the world spends to lower greenhouse gases will not reduce them enough to lower temperatures by more than .01 degree..]

An amused Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader, concerning the need to actually READ a bill prior to passing one, said: “If every member pledged to not vote for it ( the cap and trade bill) if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes,” Hoyer told at his regular weekly news conference. Again laughing, he said: “If every member pledged to not vote for it if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes,” Hoyer told at his regular weekly news conference. Are YOU laughing yet?

e T. Boone Pickens, according to the AP, is planning to cash in on the wind energy boom by building the world's largest wind farm in West Texas. The oil tycoon wants to install large wind turbines in parts of four Panhandle counties in a project that would produce up to 4,000 megawatts of electricity.

Oops! That was June of 2007. This month of July 2009, things have changed. Pickens is trying to find buyers for the 687 windmills which he has already purchased for over 2 billion dollars. According to Sabastian Blanco, Pickens' told NPR that people still want renewables and that the wind farm will someday come to fruition. Until then, though, he's still touting natural gas as a replacement for oil and said he would find places to install the 667 wind turbines that he had already ordered for the farm. [He is blaming the inability to get financing as well as the COST of actually getting the energy produced to the people who need it. Now who would have thought THAT would be a problem?]

L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned the United States Friday that if it did not reach agreement with Russia on plans for missile defense systems, Moscow would deploy rockets in an enclave near Poland.

In sharp contrast to his positive words during President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow earlier this week when the two reached broad agreement on nuclear arms cuts, Medvedev used a news conference at the G8 summit to return to Russia's earlier tough rhetoric on arms control. Referring to an order he gave earlier this year to prepare deployment of short-range Russian missiles in the western enclave of Kaliningrad to answer to any U.S. deployment of a missile shield in central Europe, Medvedev said: "If we don't manage to agree on the issues, you know the consequences. What I said during my state of the nation address has not been revoked." Medvedev also appeared to change his tone on the missile defense shield itself. During Obama's visit he told the U.S. leader, using markedly softer language than normal, that "no one is saying that missile defense is harmful in itself or that it poses a threat to someone." But at the Group of Eight rich nations summit in Italy on Friday, Medvedev returned to a traditional posture on the system, describing it as "harmful" and "threatening to Russia."