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Archive for January 27th, 2009

GOP House Member Takes a Shot at Limbaugh – Rush Drops the Reality Card

Posted by iusbvision on January 27, 2009

UPDATE– Congressman Gingrey apologizes – LINK

Via Politico:

Rush Limbaugh may command a large following, but his caustic comments Monday about the GOP’s congressional leadership have at least one Republican House member defending his colleagues and offering an unusually candid critique of the talk radio powerhouse and his fellow commentators.

Responding to President Obama’s recommendation to Republican congressional leaders last week that they not follow Limbaugh’s lead, the conservative talkmeister said on his show that Obama is “obviously more frightened of me than he is Mitch McConnell. He’s more frightened of me, than he is of, say, John Boehner, which doesn’t say much about our party.”

Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., did not take kindly to this assessment in an interview with Politico Tuesday.

“I think that our leadership, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, are taking the right approach,” Gingrey said. “I mean, it’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party. You know you’re just on these talk shows and you’re living well and plus you stir up a bit of controversy and gin the base and that sort of that thing. But when it comes to true leadership, not that these people couldn’t be or wouldn’t be good leaders, they’re not in that position of John Boehner or Mitch McConnell.”

Limbaugh Responds:

“I’m sure he is doing his best but it does not appear to be good enough. He may not have noticed that the number of Republican colleagues he has in the House has dwindled. And they will dwindle more if he and his friends don’t show more leadership and effectiveness in battling the most left-wing agenda in modern history. And they won’t continue to lose because of me, but because of their relationship with the grassroots, which is hurting. Conservatives want leadership from those who claim to represent them. And we’ll know it when we see it.”

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OUTRAGE: Bay City Michigan Shuts Off Power to 93 year Old WWII Vet – Hero Found Dead With Money Clipped to Bill in Home!

Posted by iusbvision on January 27, 2009

The city run electric company was not following state rules for safety. The city put the device on his home that cut his power before the final notice was put on his door. No attempt was made to make personal contact with the victim.

The full story and a video report is HERE.

BAY CITY, Mich. — TV5 and WNEM.com has learned about new circumstances surrounding Marvin Schur’s death.

A limiter on Schur’s electric meter is being blamed for the man’s death. Now Bay City said it will notify customers before their power is shut off.

Michigan’s Attorney General Mike Cox said Tuesday he would review the case.

One local lawyer said the question remains: Who is accountable in the war veteran’s death?

Ed Czuprynski, a constitutional attorney, said the city could be liable. “I really think it’s a disgusting situation and it’s a shame that Bay City is put beneath this light.”

Czuprynski said Bay City could be liable for Schur’s death.

It was 32 degrees inside Schur’s house when neighbors found his body.

Bay City Electric Light and Power sent Schur a shutoff notice through the mail a few weeks ago.

Then crews placed a shutoff notice on his front door. A few days later, Schur was found by neighbors.

Bay City Electric Light and Power, which is owned by the city, said a limiter was placed on Schur’s electrical line.

The device limits the power that reaches a home, and it blows out like a fuse if power consumption rises past a set level.

The manager of Bay City said the limiter was tripped sometime between the time of installation and the discovery of the man’s body.

National healthcare anyone?

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Stimulus bill filled with political payoffs and corruption

Posted by iusbvision on January 27, 2009

Remember ACORN – this is the vote fraud outfit that also uses your tax dollars for partisan purposes and when Obama worked for ACORN he and they pressured banks to give bad loans which was one of the small steps that lead to the mortgage crisis. We explained in a recent post why social spending doesn’t help the economy much because the money is spent for political and corruption reasons rather than economic ones.

FN:

Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that ACORN, the low-income advocacy group under investigation for voter registration fraud, could be eligible for billions in aid from the economic stimulus proposal working its way through the House. 

House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities.” 

He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds.  

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told FOX News Tuesday that the money could be seen as “payoff” for groups’ political activities in the last election. ACORN generally supports Democratic candidates and actively backed President Obama last year [and skirted the law using taxpayer funds to do it – editor]. 

But he said the funding is just one example of frivolous spending items in the $825 billion package. 

“It’s just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill,” Vitter said. “It’s line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill — not a job creation bill.”

Would a president Palin allow this kind of corruption in her own party?

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