Monthly Archives: April 2011
Paul Ryan continues his quest to ease up seniors’ concerns about their retirement and entitlements. On this interview with CBS, Paul Ryan calls himself the “Paul Revere” and debunks and denies completely a possible 2012 run. Let’s be realistic; he must make sure his plan is implemented to a “T” and fight all the misinformation and the “death panels” that Obama has put in place-fifteen-to decide what is good for seniors:
Paul Ryan is what I call a “numbers” guy, who at the beginning I believe had some difficulty explaining his Roadmap. That’s when liberals took advantage of this and went on offensive. The amount of seniors that are getting their information online increases as we see grandmas and grandpas on Facebook and getting in touch with their families and friends. So it would not be a surprise if they get the information from Ryan, broken down, attend his town-hall meetings and ask any questions. Here’s the CBO analysis of Ryan’s “Roadmap” for those interested.
Paul Ryan should be the exception of the rule when it comes to politicians and town-hall meetings. He should hold town hall meetings nationwide, to a larger audience. This budget is really critical and goes after the entitlement programs. He did make a mistake when he voted for TARP, and now he’s seeing the consequences. The reporter should have asked him why is he criticizing TARP when he voted for it because he’s getting smacked on the blogosphere.
We’ve been told that former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns. The word is that he’s told South Carolina staffers that they have his blessing for them to peddle their wares elsewhere. If this is as true as it appears, it’s the second major shakeup. Monday, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour surprised everyone but himself when he announced that he would not seek the GOP nod.
It also means that two Southerners that were considered major contenders are gone from consideration. Huckabee had a strong effort in South Carolina during the last run, and would have been a favorite to win the primary if he had fully committed to a run. Barbour has good credentials from his period as governor, and enough political and monetary connections to win as well, but he decided the time wasn’t right for him.
So, how does that affect the playing field here? Obviously, U.S. Rep. Newt Gingrich is the presumptive No. 1, in that he has a record and the money and the organization to outlast most other candidates. And in therms of how we see the race right now, Donald Trump rises to second. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum are also moving up the chart.
Contrary to belief that this will benefit Newt, I believe that Palin will go way up in the polls, considering that aside from his horrible performance as a governor of Arkansas and the positive and proven track record of Sarah Palin in Alaska it will bring her way back up as a serious contender.
Now Trump is another character that I believe won’t run. This is merely a speculation on my part, and if I am correct as well as many others suspect, Obama will have a double smackdown; not only for the birth certificate, but that it did happen before Corsi’s book release and that he had to show this birth certificate from a candidate that won’t run.
Consider that and how the polls will change in the next two weeks.
- Report: Huckabee releases members of his potential South Carolina team? Update: Denial (hotair.com)
- Gov Mike Huckabee NOT NOT Running for President | Politisite (ironmill.wordpress.com)
- Fox News Pressuring Huckabee To Decide About 2012 Run (huffingtonpost.com)
- Source Claims Huckabee Feeling Pressure From Fox On Campaign Decision; Huckabee Claims Source Is ‘Full Of It’ (mediaite.com)
- Fox News Pushes Mike Huckabee on 2012 Decision (thedailybeast.com)
- Fox News Really Wants Huckabee To Decide Whether He’s Running For President (businessinsider.com)
There is nothing but devastation from the tornados this week; people have lost homes, cars, even family and friends. Yet Barack Hussein Obama has chosen Oprah for an interview and continues with his fund-raising campaign and ignores the people that voted for him.
There are consequences for his actions (and non-actions) that show a crass lack of interest for Americans, for this country and for what supports it-the people, the economy, jobs and all the efforts that require right now to help each other.
I write again to please help the Red Cross through SocialVibe on the left side of the page; there’s no money involved and it takes less than 20 seconds. Not only for Japan, but for us as well. The Red Cross must be over capacity right now dealing with all the world’s misfortunes. Now it’s our turn.
We don’t have a President who care about us. Regardless of when, where and what happened during his life. Americans need a strong man who is not afraid of tornadoes-if he is really reaching for the $1B dollars for his re-election he better start earning it, not expecting that money to come from the rich that he attacks constantly.
America, it’s up to you.
- Tornados – Death Toll From US Storms Nears 80 (matthewzavoras.wordpress.com)
- Slide Show: Stunning Images Of Alabama Tornado Catastrophe (mediaite.com)
- Tornadoes rake eastern U.S. (dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com)
- More Charlotte Red Cross volunteers head to Raleigh area (charlotte.news14.com)
- Spring Storm Update and Response (blogsouthwest.com)
- Obama Skips Visiting Tornado Ravaged South – Goes On 3-Day Fund-Raising Tour Instead (via Nice Deb) (wdednh.wordpress.com)
- Deadly US Storms Kill 128 In Alabama (news.sky.com)
- Ongoing tornadoes, storms kill at least 85 (msnbc.msn.com)
- Obama Skips Visiting Tornado Ravaged South – Goes On 3-Day Fund-Raising Tour Instead (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Airport Rebounds After Being Slammed by Tornado (foxnews.com)
- NC gov nearly moved to tears by tornado damage (sfgate.com)
- Video: St. Louis picks up after ‘hell’ of tornado (msnbc.msn.com)
America Deserves Libya Explanation
Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers the public has been given so many conflicting statements on why we’re intervening in Libya that I apologize if I can’t keep up with the timing and rationale of your murky foreign policy positions.)
At this point, to avoid further mission creep and involvement in a third war – one we certainly can’t afford – you need to step up and justify our Libyan involvement, or Americans are going to demand you pull out. Simply put, what are we doing there? You’ve put us in a strategic no man’s land. If Gaddafi’s got to go, then tell NATO our continued participation hinges on this: We strike hard and Gaddafi will be gone. If, as you and your spokesmen suggest, we’re not to tell Libya what to do when it comes to that country’s leadership, and if you can’t explain to Americans why we’re willing to protect Libyan resources and civilians but not Syria’s, Yemen’s, Bahrain’s, Egypt’s, Israel’s, etc., then there is no justification for U.S. human and fiscal resources to be spent.
I would also ask you to better explain your thinking on Libya. We can’t afford any actions that don’t take care of crucial U.S. needs and meet our own interests at this point. You are the Commander in Chief, so please explain what you believe is our “interest” there and not elsewhere.
Mr. President, your hesitation and vacillation in the Middle East breed uncertainty. It’s symptomatic of the puzzling way you govern. See, uncertainty is one of the factors over which you have control, and I would think you’d want to eliminate that additional element that helps breed problems like higher oil prices. Higher oil means exorbitant gas prices weighing down our economy. Consistency and strength – and greater domestic energy production – will help fix higher gas prices and help heal the economy. But only with leadership. These sorts of problems don’t fix themselves.
It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away “while Rome burns.” Our economy is in the tank; jobs are as scarce as ever; you’re asking Congress to let you incur even more unsustainable, immoral, freedom-stealing government debt; and many of our brave men and women in uniform are shaking their heads in disbelief over your befuddled military directions. Yet instead of working with Congress and a wise multitude of advisers to fix some problems, you choose all this campaigning, already? As was recently asked: When do you ever just “roll up your sleeves, unplug the teleprompter” and do the job of governing and administrating for which voters hired you?
I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you’re spending our Department of Defense funds – I’d ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing to find solutions to our challenges. Please start with explaining Libya.
- Sarah Palin
- Sarah Palin: Now Is The Time For Action (loopyloo305.wordpress.com)
Unbelievable. At 75, he better pick a young VP candidate. Jesse Ventura, perhaps?
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he’s going to try a third time.
Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year.
Paul, 75, ran as the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988, finishing with less than one half a percent of the vote. After more than a decade as a Republican congressman, Paul gave it another shot in the 2008 presidential election, gaining attention for being the only Republican candidate calling for the end to the war in Iraq and for his “money bomb” fundraising strategy, which brought in millions of dollars from online donors in single-day pushes.
How will this affect the overall race, if he really goes for it? He’s got the cash, the help and connections to start this off. This will divide the vote, especially with the GOP if they dare put a RINO in-which is likely, looking at the environment right now. The establishment do not like to be called on their lack of efficiency, the lame candidates they could get behind, and the lackluster fighting spirit that they possess. Trump, Palin, West and Cain have put them to shame.
Look at it this way: Please “We The People,” or please the GOP establishment? Wise up, GOP! Listen to Republicans, Conservatives and those Tea Party folks that streak Independent-those Independents could give some votes to Paul, if he courts them properly.
Hmm…Paul/Ventura 2012. How’s that sound like?
- Ventura Urges Ron Paul To Run For President As Independent (disquietreservations.blogspot.com)
- Jesse Ventura Wants To Be Ron Paul’s Running Mate — On One Condition (businessinsider.com)
- NationalJournal.com – Ron Paul Launches Presidential Campaign – Monday, April 25, 2011 (tomhuff.wordpress.com)
- Ron Paul on DC’s (lack of) belief in Liberty (justaftersunrise.wordpress.com)
- Report: Ron Paul to make “important announcement” in Iowa tomorrow (hotair.com)
This is a situation that no matter when or where it happens, it’s our families, our children and our friends. Be on guard, film everything and throw away any liquids!
The only particular thing about this video you will see, is that it was security cameras at the checkpoint and no passenger filmed it! What does that mean to you?
- “Parents of 6-Year-Old Girl Frisked by TSA Speak Out: She Was Crying and Distraught” and related posts (blogs.babble.com)
- TSA Detains Man For Attempting to Videotape His Own Patdown (pixiq.com)
- I don’t feel safe. I feel violated, humiliated, and angry. (wilwheaton.typepad.com)
- Fondlers, Your Country Calls (lewrockwell.com)
- Op-Ed Columnist : Stripped of Dignity (nytimes.com)
- TSA officers arrested after allegedly stealing $40,000 (cnn.com)
- TSA: Proper procedures followed in child’s pat-down (cnn.com)
- Safe Scanning: New TSA Body Imaging Pacifies Modest Travelers – TIME (news.google.com)
- Safe Scanning: New TSA Body Imaging Pacifies Modest Travelers (newsfeed.time.com)
- Valeria Maltoni: Are new warning and tracking systems enough to make us forget about TSA agents’ misdeeds? (elliott.org)