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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

February Round Up Post II

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

Tons of news this much, too much to blog about individually but all important info so be sure to see February Round Up Post I as well!

I just finished February Round Up Post I and will be updating this post well into Friday.

>> Alaska state rep refuses TSA grope of her mastectomy scars, drives home from Seattle LINK. All I have to say is that who ever runs for the GOP nomination in ’12 will have no chance of victory unless he/she promises to deal with the TSA problem. If anyone wishes to debate the merits of TSA with me go ahead and try in the comments. Good luck, your going to need it.

>> Glenn Beck: FDR’s “New Deal” Agencies vs.  all of the new government agencies in just ObamaCare.

>> Planned Parenthood Campus Outreach: “Don’t try to use science or evidence. Science is not ultimate truth”

>>Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels with John Stossel on how ObamaCare mandates hurt Indiana.

>>Michael Reagan rips Chris Matthews for saying American’s have ‘limited memory’ for praise of Ronald Reagan. We all know that Chris Mathews mostly engages in mindless bomb throwing in a futile attempt to get ratings, but once in a while we tune in to see what hate TV is up to. 

>> Alex Jones Goes Insane About Justin Beiber. Jones is a nut-ball who is trying to create a cult of personality for himself by taking advantage of those just getting started in trying to get involved with politics. He is a conspiracy theorist who, like most effective cult of personality leaders, tells 2/3rds truth and 1/3 half truths and lies. So when you question them they always point to the 2/3 that is true. While he makes some good points in this VERY animated rant, it doesn’t take long before Jones is off in the stratosphere of cookdom.

>>Wow. Rush Limbaugh to Democrats: America Does Not Want What You Have to Offer! This is one of the best monologues I have heard from Rush in a while – LINK (Via Rightscoop). There is a reason why Rush has as many listener as the ABC, CBS and NBC Nightly News combined; except that Rush’s audience still grows and their is still shrinking.

>> Video: Prof. Niall Ferguson takes CNN’s Elliot Spitzer to school on Obama, Egypt, and how the elite media Got it wrongLINK. Walid Shoebat agrees with Prof Ferguson – LINK.

>> Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction LINK.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

>> Paul Ryan: I didn’t like ObamaCare but I didn’t walk out!:

>> MRC: Twice in 24 Hours, ABC IDs Michael Reagan as ‘Conservative,’ Ignores Ron Jr Being a LiberalLINK

>> History for Journalistic Dummies:

>> MEP Dan Hannan Letter of Warning To America

>>Krauthammer: Government by Regulation …shhhLINK.

>> People are fleeing some American citiesLINK.

>> James Cameron = Energy Hypocrite

>> Robert Redford = Energy Hypocrite

>>Arizona Muslim Found Guilty of Honor Killing Daughter – Elite Media Silent – LINK

>> Herat province — Afghanistan, Sep.2007: This 12-y-old girl has been given in a forced marriage and she faces violence by her husband everyday. Family violence and child marriage is common across Afghanistan and tens of women every month commit self-immolation to get rid of their desolation.

She says: “Please help me get divorce, next time he will kill me, he injured me with a knife.”

>> Daily Beast – 12 Reasons Obama Could Lose in ’12LINK. Usually Daily beast just has unsubstantiated opinion and personal attacks. I was shocked to see a piece that actually makes an argument.

>> A comprehensive list of tax hikes in ObamaCare LINK.

While I have my disagreements with Rand Paul on some issues, on this budget stuff he is spot on. – Editor

>> Rand Paul on David Letterman

>> Rand Paul on Fox & Friends

>> Rand Paul on Hannity

>> Rand Paul on George Stephanopoulos

>> Can Democracy be grafted into Islamic Countries. Andrew McCarthy makes an argument that in some cases the answer is noLINK.

>> Chevy to spend $40 million on carbon offsetsLINK. This will help make Al Gore even more filthy rich while producing nothing.

>> Greek Unions & Communists Throwing Firebombs at Police –  LINK. If you wanted to see a case against government trade unions this is it.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Young demonstrators hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country.

Police fired tear gas and flash grenades at protesters, blanketing parts of the city center in choking smoke. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators ran to side streets to take cover. A police officer was attacked and his uniform caught fire in the city’s main Syntagma Square, and his motorcycle was burned.

At least two people were injured and another three arrested. One group of rioting youths smashed paving stones in front of the central Bank of Greece, but there were no immediate reports of any serious damage.

More than 30,000 protesters attended the Athens rally, which had been calm before the clashes. Protesters chanting “Don’t obey the rich – Fight back!” marched to parliament as the city center was heavily policed. A brass band, tractors and cyclists joined the rally.

The rally was part of Greece’s first major labor protest this year as Prime Minister George Papandreou’s Socialist government faces international pressure to make more lasting cuts after the nation’s debt-crippled economy was rescued from bankruptcy by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

The 24-hour strike halted trains, ferries and most public transport across the country, and led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Athens International Airport. The strike also the closed the Acropolis and other major tourist sites.

State hospital doctors, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, lawyers and tax collectors joined school teachers, journalists and thousands of small businesses as more middle-class groups took part in the protest than have in the past. Athens’ main shopping district was mostly empty, as many small business owners shuttered their stores.

Unions are angry at the ongoing austerity measures put in place by the Socialist government in exchange for a euro110 billion ($150 billion) bailout loan package from European countries and the IMF.

>> US Gun Owners Purchased 14 million Guns Last YearLINK.

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