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Archive for July 14th, 2009

Finally a GOP pundit who gets it……

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

When Sarah Palin made her announcement and her speech, her intentions became clear to those who listened and understands how and why politics works. We did  ( 1, 2, 3, 4) and now I see someone else did too.

Introducing Andrea Tantaros –

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Local Man Interupts Sotomayor Hearing!

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

Andrew Beacham is fast becoming a legendary protester. He is an acquaintance of mine and I am very proud of him!

AP/Google News:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-abortion protesters briefly disrupted Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination hearing on several occasions Monday.

The first outburst came during Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s opening statement. A man in the back of the room interrupted her remarks by shouting: “Senator. What about the unborn!” He called abortion “genocide.

Capitol Police identified the first protester as Robert James, from Virginia, and the second as Andrew Beacham of Indiana. Both were charged with unlawful conduct-disruption of Congress. Police did not provide their hometowns.

Security quickly removed both protesters. Sotomayor turned her head briefly toward her family and friends seated in the front row as the first protester was taken away and his shouts faded.

The initial episode prompted a warning by committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy that no displays for or against the nominee would be tolerated from observers. That didn’t stop further outbursts in the afternoon. One demonstrator shouted, “Abortion is murder. Defend life,” interrupting a statement by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

The protester added a few words in Spanish before he was hustled outside by Capitol police officers.

During Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s statement, a woman shouted “wrong about abortion” and exited on her own. Another demonstrator had his say before being taken out.

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Big Time Conservative Red Meat: Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Michael Dukes

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

A very entertaining hour with three hunters talking hunting, ranching, machine guns, law and politics. Palin shows just how down to Earth and unpretentious she is.

Warning: If you are one of those pinheads on the second floor with a picture of Karl Marx on your wall, listening to these vids may make blood shoot from your eyes.

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

Part V:

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Tammy Bruce on Palin and the Independent Conservative Movement

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

Awesome 10 minute lecture.

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Retired CBS Newsman Bernard Goldberg: The media attacks Sarah Palin with malice and forethought.

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

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Sarah Palin in the Washington Post: The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

By Sarah Palin
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America’s unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that even when the economy finally rebounds, the recovery won’t bring jobs. Our nation’s debt is unsustainable, and the federal government’s reach into the private sector is unprecedented.

Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges. So, at risk of disappointing the chattering class, let me make clear what is foremost on my mind and where my focus will be:

I am deeply concerned about President Obama’s cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.

American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president’s cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy.

There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer doesn’t lie in making energy scarcer and more expensive! Those who understand the issue know we can meet our energy needs and environmental challenges without destroying America’s economy.

Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs.

In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan. For example, the cost of farming will certainly increase, driving down farm incomes while driving up grocery prices. The costs of manufacturing, warehousing and transportation will also increase.

The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics.

The Americans hit hardest will be those already struggling to make ends meet. As the president eloquently puts it, their electricity bills will “necessarily skyrocket.” So much for not raising taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year.

Even Warren Buffett, an ardent Obama supporter, admitted that under the cap-and-tax scheme, “poor people are going to pay a lot more for electricity.”

We must move in a new direction. We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil. Just as important, we have more desire and ability to protect the environment than any foreign nation from which we purchase energy today.

In Alaska, we are progressing on the largest private-sector energy project in history. Our 3,000-mile natural gas pipeline will transport hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of our clean natural gas to hungry markets across America. We can safely drill for U.S. oil offshore and in a tiny, 2,000-acre corner of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if ever given the go-ahead by Washington bureaucrats.

Of course, Alaska is not the sole source of American energy. Many states have abundant coal, whose technology is continuously making it into a cleaner energy source. Westerners literally sit on mountains of oil and gas, and every state can consider the possibility of nuclear energy.

We have an important choice to make. Do we want to control our energy supply and its environmental impact? Or, do we want to outsource it to China, Russia and Saudi Arabia? Make no mistake: President Obama’s plan will result in the latter.

For so many reasons, we can’t afford to kill responsible domestic energy production or clobber every American consumer with higher prices.

Can America produce more of its own energy through strategic investments that protect the environment, revive our economy and secure our nation?

Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama’s energy cap-and-tax plan.

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Stimulus jobs in New Hampshire cost $8.32 million per job.

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2009

This is what we mean by stimulating government and not the economy, as if any of us who are suffering under this awful economy needed to be told that.

Via our friends at Hotair.com.

With the entire nation wondering at the effectiveness of a stimulus package that has resulted in not saving 2 million jobs thus far, the data on job creation has finally begun to arrive.  In New Hampshire, which got $416 million dollars, officials have proudly announced that the money has created jobs — 50 of them, to be exact.  Only 34 of them are full time.

More than $400 million in federal stimulus money has come to New Hampshire this year, and more is on the way.

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant reported last week that $413.6 million made its way to the state under a list of programs that involve education, highways, environmental, health and human services, energy and law enforcement. …

So far, a total of 50 jobs have been created by the funding, 34 of them full time. The OES will be headed by a director whom Gov. John Lynch has not yet appointed. All five OES jobs are described as full-time temporary positions that will go out of existence in September 2011, the end of the federal fiscal year.

You read that right.  The stimulus package in New Hampshire has created 50 temp jobs, apparently all of them bureaucrat positions, and none of them permanent.  The Office of Economic Stimulus (OES) employs five of those people, and when the governor appoints the director, that position will pay a $110,000 salary, plus benefits.

Roughly speaking, those 50 jobs cost the American taxpayer $8.32 million per position.  If we calculate part-time positions as one-half of a full-time job, the cost per full-time job would be $9.9 million.  At that rate, the $787 billion Porkulus package should generate about 79,495 jobs across America — or about what we lose today by 1:37 pm in new unemployment claims. And of course, all of those would last only as long as the stimulus money kept coming to fund them.

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