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Thoughts on “Dancing” with Bristol Palin

Posted by iusbvision on November 17, 2010

I normally do not watch shows like this, but I have been watching Dancing With the Stars because the show has appeal. First of all no one can deny that the show runnerth over with eye candy. All of the women on the show are fun to watch on television.

Bristol Palin

Second, all of the performers are good dancers who you can tell worked hard. Call me old fashioned but I respect effort. It takes real courage for people to do that show and that goes triple for those who are not professional showmen.

Looking at the finals realistically;  Jennifer, Brandy and Kyle are all experienced showmen and are some of the finest entertainers in the world, as such they are expected to win. Bristol is a tenacious kid from Alaska who made it on the boy’s football team. So when I watch them dance I admit that I handicap it a little. Sometimes she dances as well as the others, other times she is nipping at their heals, but considering the A list talent she is up against I would say that Bristol deserves the votes she gets.

Let’s take a reality pill, how many people in the world could hope to out dance the legendary star of Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Grey? The level that Bristol is competing at is like putting Chelsea Clinton in a UFC ring with Brock Lesnar with Chelsea taking Brock to the fifth round. Sure at the end Lesnar is the better fighter, but who would walk away with the most respect and admiration? It is a classic narrative; in Rocky, The Italian Stallion lost to the heavyweight champion, but who was it that shocked the world?

Bristol had the most to learn and the farthest walk of performance to travel in the shortest amount of time and yet she remained competitive under incredible pressure. One would have to be crazy not to recognize and respect Bristol’s accomplishment here. Dancing With the Stars is not just a test of physical dexterity and attractiveness, it is also a test of character.

Bristol has one other thing going for her that cannot be underestimated. She is a voluptuous and highly attractive young woman. It is obvious that some older people vote for her because they think she is adorable and some younger guys do because they think she is “a 10”. Certainly no one can deny that Brandy and Jennifer Grey are “10’s”, but they are both big stars that people have had a long time to become familiar with. Bristol, for the moment, has the advantage of being “exciting and new” (and a bit mysterious) which yields a genuine advantage on a voting show.

Alaska has much to be proud of.

[In the interests of full disclosure I have watched the show, but have not participated in any of the voting – Editor]

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Video: Sarah Palin shows off her expertise in monetary policy and commodities markets

Posted by iusbvision on November 16, 2010

Those of you who think that Sarah Palin is stupid are going to get her elected by “misunderestimating” her.

Palin was a city councilman, a mayor, an energy regulator, a journalist and a governor. She held elected office for five years before Barack Obama ran for anything. She also owns a commercial fishing business. Her husband Todd is a champion racer and an oil worker on the North Slope.  The dollar is the world reserve currency and the dollar is what is used in international oil transactions. Fish are also a commodity. Palin knows these businesses backwards and forwards so what you are about to see in this interview is Palin where she is the most comfortable and where very few in politics can  match her expertise.

These are also the subjects that elite media journalists will never ask her about.

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Sarah Palin Blasts Pinhead Reporter who Doesn’t Read his Own Paper – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on November 8, 2010

A rule that is taught in every journalism school is this, when you write on a person and/or a subject be sure to check your own papers archives on the issue and subject.

Apparently Sudeep Reddy at the Wall Street Journal was absent the day that was covered in class…and missed the question on the test (as opposed to this writer got his degree with honors and got the question correct in Prof. Klimek’s class).

Sarah Palin on the other hand, has a journalism degree and when Mr. Ruddy blasted Sarah Palin for saying that food prices are rising…. well read on:

Palin:

Ever since 2008, people seem inordinately interested in my reading habits. Among various newspapers, magazines, and local Alaskan papers, I read the Wall Street Journal.

So, imagine my dismay when I read an article by Sudeep Reddy in today’s Wall Street Journal criticizing the fact that I mentioned inflation in my comments about QE2 in a speech this morning before a trade-association. Here’s what I said: “everyone who ever goes out shopping for groceries knows that prices have risen significantly over the past year or so. Pump priming would push them even higher.”

Mr. Reddy takes aim at this. He writes: “Grocery prices haven’t risen all that significantly, in fact.” Really? That’s odd, because just last Thursday, November 4, I read an article in Mr. Reddy’s own Wall Street Journal titled “Food Sellers Grit Teeth, Raise PricesPackagers and Supermarkets Pressured to Pass Along Rising Costs, Even as Consumers Pinch Pennies.”

The article noted that “an inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through America’s supermarkets and restaurants…Prices of staples including milk, beef, coffee, cocoa and sugar have risen sharply in recent months.”

Now I realize I’m just a former governor and current housewife from Alaska, but even humble folks like me can read the newspaper. I’m surprised a prestigious reporter for the Wall Street Journal doesn’t.

– Sarah Palin

Those of you who are fans of our humble web site, you know that this very website editor is grinning from ear to ear.

On a serious note. Palin is correct about food prices and any of us who do some of the shopping and/or work retail know this very well. For example, recently Wal-Mart raised the price of the Great Value brand apple juice from $1.48 to $1.98.  Wal-Mart also has had giant submarine sandwiches for $4.98. Now it is like someone took a shrink ray to the sandwiches and removed much of the meat. I could list 100 of these.

It is not just the Wall Street Journal that is reporting the increase in prices. American Business Analytics & Research tells the Salem-News that if the government still calculated inflation the way it was calculated during Carter and Reagan (changed under Clinton) the inflation rate would be 10%.

This is no surprise as the dollar has been tanking for a long time which causes each one of our dollars to be worth less. This also directly raises the price of anything that is imported. To compound the problem new regulations and taxes are impacting prices as well.  The Federal reserve going on a printing frenzy to monetize the debt has the same effect.

I sent this note to Governor Palin:

Governor, that is exactly how to treat these clowns and this is exactly the kind of communications strat I have been advocating for years on my humble little web site. If they are going to try and destroy you anyways, make them a part of the story and knock them down a peg. Well done and God Bless!

 

UPDATE Notice how I used the example of Wal-Mart prices going up? Well take a look at this:

CNBC

Secret Walmart Survey Shows Inflation Already Here

There might not have been a second round of quantitative easing, if Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shopped at Walmart.

A new pricing survey of products sold at the world’s largest retailer showed a 0.6 percent price increase in just the last two months, according to MKM Partners. At that rate, prices would be close to four percent higher a year from now, double the Fed’s mandate.

The “inaugural price survey shows a small, but meaningful increase on an 86-item grocery basket,” said Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners analyst, in a note. Most of the items McKeever chose to track were every day items like food and detergent and made by national brands.

On November 3, the Fed announced its much-anticipated purchase of $600 billion in Treasury securities. An effort to keep market rates low since the central bank’s benchmark rate is already at zero. The Federal Open Market Committee’s statement said, “Currently, the unemployment rate is elevated, and measures of underlying inflation are somewhat low, relative to levels that the Committee judges to be consistent, over the longer run, with its dual mandate.”

But since that statement, interest rates have actually gone up, backfiring on a Fed chief who wants his quantitative easing to spark inflation of 2 percent annually. A moderate amount of inflation would be considered good for the economy. The problem is that inflation is already running well above a healthy level, investors said, Bernanke is just not looking in the right place, like a Walmart.

Sarah wins the argument again, and we win the argument again, and the American people lose.

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Governor Christie Irks NBC’s David Gregory by Calling Him “An Advocate”

Posted by iusbvision on November 7, 2010

The good part comes at 7:20 into the video –

David Gregory, like so many elite media “journalists”, parrots DNC talking points and/or blog points that they glean from smear sites like Media Matters and the Huffington Post. By far the favorite narrative/talking point/bogus premise from the elite media is that tax cuts cause deficits and that you have to raise taxes to increase revenue (they are still fighting Reagan and never got over it).

After the Reagan tax cuts were passed revenue doubled. Now I will try to explain this is such a way that even a Marxist professor might be able to understand. If your income goes way up and so does your debt, that is an indication of a spending problem, not a revenue one.

Basketball star LeBron James had a choice to play pro basketball in New York or Florida. He chose Florida because New York Taxes would have cost him a fortune.

Lets say that you are a gifted hi-tech designer, you have a choice of going to New York which has penalties for high wage earners, or you go to work for Boeing in Washington State because the voters there just voted down a “tax the rich” tax. Where do you go?

Recently 153 businesses have moved from California to Texas 1, 2.

Maryland instituted a “millionaire’s tax” and guess what, a third of their millionaire tax returns went POOF… some might not have been millionaires any more, but some left the state and others put more effort into putting money in tax shelters so that Maryland couldn’t take it. The result was a $100 million loss in state revenue.

[Note to every GOP candidate or office holder that goes on any show to talk about taxes, print these out and keep them with you at all times. This is just a sample of the evidence I have stored in my archive. Every time one of the David Gregory’s in the world starts down this bogus narrative whip these out and start quoting; then explain to him that his premise is a cute far left talking point but just isn’t reality. So after you lay a couple of these quotes on him I would say something like this:

David I have been watching you promote this bogus talking point for years. I am sorry that you never found the time to do your homework on this issue, but maybe you don’t read the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal and all the rest of these. Well I do. So David I would like to think that you just didn’t do your homework, but if its otherwise you may be fooling yourself, but your not fooling me and your certainly not fooling them (while you point at the camera)

Remember, these elite media people are not there to give the news objectively, often they are there to destroy you. They are going to trash you anyways, so you might as well make news by knocking them down a peg. The next elite media “journalist” will think twice before pulling a tactic like that on you.

According to the Culture and Media Institute:

Major network news shows ran 69 stories about Sarah Palin between September 29 and October 12. 37 stories were negative, just 2 were positive, and 30 were neutral. Not a single evening news show ran a positive story about Palin

– Chuck Norton, Editor]

By all means lets settle this argument right now. Tax cuts often increase revenue because more jobs means more taxpayers and more income means more taxes paid and more economic activity. David Gregory is an advocate and the following evidence puts his bogus narrative to rest.

Reducing the capital gains tax rate from 20% to 15% increased capital gains tax receipts by 79% from 2000 to 2004. Cutting the dividend tax rate by more than half–from 39.6% to 15%–increased dividend tax receipts by 35% from 2002 to 2004. And corporate tax receipts have nearly tripled since 2003, reaching $250 billion for the past nine months, 26% higher than the same period last year. (WSJ July 25, 2006)

WASHINGTON — The federal deficit in the budget year that just ended fell to a four-year low of $247.7 billion _ a figure President Bush touted Wednesday as “proof that pro-growth policies work.” The deficit for the budget year that ended Sept. 30 was 22.3 percent lower than the $318.7 billion imbalance for 2005, handing Bush a welcome economic talking point as Republicans battle to hold onto control of Congress in the midterm elections. (AP Oct. 11, 2006)

One place it has come from are corporations, whose tax collections have climbed by 76% over the past two years thanks to greater profitability. Personal income tax payments are up by 30.3% since 2004 too, despite the fact that the highest tax rate is down to 35% from 39.6%. The IRS tax-return data just released last month indicates that a near-record 37% of those income tax payments are received from the top 1% of earners — “the rich,” who are derided regularly in Washington for not paying their “fair share.” (WSJ Oct. 6 2006) – The rich are paying more in real dollars since the tax cuts.

US Treasury Sets New 1-Day Tax Receipt Record Of $85.8 Billion
Tuesday September 19th, 2006 / 0h04

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The U.S. government recorded record-high overall and corporate tax receipts on Sept. 15, which was a quarterly deadline for tax payments, the Treasury said Monday.

Total tax receipts were $85.8 billion on Friday, compared with the previous one-day record of $71 billion on Sept. 15 of last year, the Treasury said.
Within the overall figure, corporate tax receipts Friday were $71.8 billion, up from $63 billion in September of last year.

Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance Randal Quarles said Friday’s numbers provided a “continuing demonstration of the strength of the U.S. economy.”

“In fact, Friday’s gross receipts were the largest in a single day in the nation’s history – 20% higher than receipts on the same quarterly tax payment date last year,” Quarles said in a statement.

October 27, 2006 at 10:30 pm e
Laffer’s Victory – July 10, 2006 – The New York Sun
July 10, 2006 Edition
Laffer’s Victory
New York Sun Staff Editorial
July 10, 2006

It’s official — Arthur Laffer wins. New data show federal revenues surged in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year. Corporate tax receipts are up more than 26% over the same period last year, ringing in at $250 billion. Individual income tax collections, at $791 billion, are up 14% over the first nine months of fiscal 2005. The Congressional Budget Office projects corporate tax receipts will total $330 billion by the end of the fiscal year. As a result, the deficit for the year is expected to be about $300 billion, down from $318 billion last year and $412 billion the year before.

What, you ask, has led to this miraculous event? A tax cut, it turns out. Or rather, an array of tax cuts, on corporate income, personal income, and capital gains. These tax cuts, passed in 2001 and 2003, appear to be having the desired effect of spurring economic growth by creating addition incentives for work and entrepreneurship. The latest numbers, moreover, offer some hard data to challenge some of the charges leveled against President Bush and congressional Republicans in respect of tax cuts. These tax cuts haven’t exactly benefited “the rich.” A third of those higher income-tax revenues came from the highest-earning 1% of households, according to the New York Times.

Budget Deficit Drops $296B Under Estimate
Jul 11, 11:01 AM (ET)
By ANDREW TAYLOR
My Way
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush touted new deficit figures Tuesday showing considerable improvement upon earlier administration predictions, saying it shows the wisdom of his tax cuts.

Bush himself announced the figures – a task that for the most part has been left to lower-ranking administration officials in the past. The new figures show the deficit for the budget year ending Sept. 30 will be $296 billion – much better than the $423 billion that Bush predicted in February and a slight improvement over 2005.

October 27, 2006 at 10:33 pm e
Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing Deficit
Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing Deficit – New York Times
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS
Published: July 9, 2006

WASHINGTON, July 8 — An unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the projected budget deficit this year, even though spending has climbed sharply because of the war in Iraq and the cost of hurricane relief.

Graphic: Mixed Signals On Tuesday, White House officials are expected to announce that the tax receipts will be about $250 billion above last year’s levels and that the deficit will be about $100 billion less than what they projected six months ago. The rising tide in tax payments has been building for months, but the increased scale is surprising even seasoned budget analysts and making it easier for both the administration and Congress to finesse the big run-up in spending over the past year.

Tax revenues are climbing twice as fast as the administration predicted in February, so fast that the budget deficit could actually decline this year.

A flood of income tax payments pushed up government receipts to the second-highest level in history in April, giving the country a sizable surplus for the month. In its monthly accounting of the government’s books, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that revenue for the month totaled $315.1 billion as Americans filed their tax returns by the April deadline. The gusher of tax revenue pushed total receipts up by 13.4 percent from April 2005. (AP May 10, 2006)

WASHINGTON, July 8 — An unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the projected budget deficit this year, even though spending has climbed sharply because of the war in Iraq and the cost of hurricane relief. (NYT July 9, 2006)

And just for good measure here is President Kennedy on tax cuts –

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Sarah Palin and Greta Van Sustern Plast Politico for “Anonymous” Hit Pieces – UPDATE: Ed Gillespie – Politico Lied

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

We quote Politico.com from time to time, but we are VERY careful when we do and make sure that someone else backs it up because Politico gets the story wrong too often for my tastes.

Lately they have been running a series of hit pieces against Sarah Palin quoting “anonymous sources”. At least some of this is obviously made up.  In a previous hit piece Politico’s narrative was that Palin is such a dingbat that other Republicans and conservative hosts like Glenn Beck are fed up with her. So what did Beck and his staff have to say about that?

Via Newsbusters:

In the Oct. 21 issue of Politico, an article written by Jonathan Martin attacks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for her political activities and her dealings with other conservative leaders. One of Martin’s examples of Palin “wreaking havoc on the campaign trail” involved a disagreement with Fox News host Glenn Beck:

So the same clowns at Politico.com went and did a larger hit piece claiming all sorts of sources; anonymous of course. Greta points out that some of the “facts” in the hit piece are just plain wrong and together they dissect the smear piece, which is quite entertaining to watch.

Of course what is the substantive  relevance of a presidential gossip and soap opera slights BEFORE the 2010 mid term? ….Exactly. The point here is to try and generate rifts and fights between GOP insiders and Palin/Tea Party people because if they keep coming together the leftists in the elite media won’t like it. Charlie Crist and Lisa Murkowski are running independent campaigns against Tea Party supported conservatives and the elite media would love to run hit pieces to help them out.

How these anonymous hit pieces work is like this: first the reporter goes through the rolodex and finds someone who they know hates the target, lets say Sarah Palin. So they pull up the primary opponent of everyone Palin has endorsed. They pull up Lisa Murkowski and Mike Castle Charlie Crist, all of whom are Republicans who will reliably trash her. The reporter already has the narrative for the hit piece pretty much written and just needs to get the right talking head to satisfy a technical requirement of an editor, unless of course the editor goes along with making stuff up as well.

Lets say I work for the New York Times and now President Palin is expanding oil drilling. As a NYT reporter I don’t like us having our own energy so what do I do? I find a radical environmentalist who formerly worked in the Clinton or Obama Department of Interior and present him as an “expert” who then proceeds to tell us how Palin hates the little animals and the fishes and how reckless and dangerous it all is. This happens a lot. When I was in college i once did a report about how the same few leftist talking heads were used over and over by the networks as “random experts”. Here is an example: CNN Debates: Unbiased and Undecided Voters Turn Out to be Democrat Operatives .

 

UPDATE Ed Gillespie on Levin: Politico lied about me in Palin story

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Palin Blasts Lisa Murkowski for Using Special Interest Financed Lawyers to Intimidate Radio Station Into Silence

Posted by iusbvision on October 30, 2010

Lisa Murkowski is evil. Only a truly evil person would abuse our legal system like this. I suspect that the recoil from this evil act can hurt Murkowski.

Sarah Palin:

Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this?

Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.

Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air.

The concept of “electioneering” involves several issues, but typically refers to campaigning at the polls, which is appropriately banned. Under federal law, it can also mean paying for advertising on broadcast media during a federal election cycle, and it requires disclosures if done by groups and corporations. Fagan used satire to mock Murkowski’s write-in efforts and encouraged Alaskans to run as write-in candidates. That is not illegal. That is free speech.

Individuals like Dan Fagan have a fundamental right to speak their minds without threats from the incumbent Senator from Alaska. It is hard to find a constitutional right Americans cherish more than the right to free speech. This was a right Joe Miller, as a decorated combat veteran – a tank commander tested in battle, was willing to die to defend. Dan Fagan has not always agreed with me, but I will gladly defend his right to speak freely on his radio show, which he has often used to criticize me. In fact, Fagan has actually used his radio show to attack and insult me, my husband, my children, and my family in just about every way possible. He was especially insulting to my son, who left for a war zone to defend Fagan’s right to attack our family. But when I was his governor, I never would have dreamed of threatening his right to free speech. I support him in this fight because this D.C. Beltway thuggery, as exemplified by Lisa Murkowski’s latest threat, is ruining our country. The powers that be want ordinary Americans to sit down and shut up and let the ruling class ride us right off the debt cliff we’re heading towards with Obama, Pelosi, and Reid steering the nation’s car. We can’t let them. Now is the time to put aside our past differences and stand up to the establishment powers.

This whole episode confirms again why we need to elect Joe Miller. Lisa, you can sue me if you want (you won’t be the first). But I will not be intimidated from speaking my mind. Your intimidation just empowered us liberty-loving Alaskans. Are you really that out of touch?

– Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin: Lies, Damned Lies – Obamacare 6 Months Later

Posted by iusbvision on September 24, 2010

This is a great post by former Governor Sarah Palin. She covers most of the pertinent facts we have been bringing you for a year in our health care round-up posts and our Health Law category, and all in one very well articulated note.

Sarah Palin:

It’s now six months since President Obama took control of one-sixth of the private sector economy with his health care “reform,” and the first changes to our health care system come into effect today. Despite overwhelming public dislike of the bill, we were told that D.C. knows best, and there was nothing to worry about, and we’d be better off swallowing the pill called Obamacare; so, in defiance of the will of the people, the President and his party rammed through this mother of all unfunded mandates. Nancy Pelosi said Congress had to pass the bill so that Americans could “find out what is in it.” We found out that it’s even worse than we feared.

Remember when the president said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? Not true. In Texas alone a record number of doctors are leaving the Medicare system because of the cuts in reimbursements forced on them by Obamacare! The president of the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Susan Bailey, warns that “the Medicare system is beginning to implode.”

Remember the Obama administration’s promise that Obamacare would cut a typical family’s premium “by up to $2500 a year”? Not true. In fact, fueled by reports that insurers expect premiums to rise by as much as 25 percent as a result of Obamacare, Senate Democrats are contemplating the introduction of price controls.

Remember when the president said in his address to Congress that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions”? That turned out to be yet another one of those “You lie!” moments. We found out that Obamacare-mandated high risk insurance pools set up in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico will fund abortions after all.

Remember the promise that Obamacare would “strengthen small businesses”? Not true either. The net result of Obamacare is that small businesses will face higher health care costs, new Medicare taxes, and higher regulation compliance costs, while the much-hyped health care tax credit for small businesses turns out to be almost impossible to obtain.

Remember the president’s promise that his bill would ensure “everyone [has] some basic security”? False again. Besides the great uncertainty that Obamacare hampers businesses with, companies now find it is actually cheaper to pay the $2000 per employee fine imposed by Obamacare than to keep insuring their workforce. This leaves millions of American workers at risk of losing their employer-provided health insurance.

And remember when the Obama administration said they would not be “rationing care” in the future? That ol’ “death panels” thing I wrote about last year? That was before Obamacare was passed. Once it passed, they admitted there was going to be rationing after all. There has to be. The reality of Obamacare is that it enshrines what the New York Times called “The Power of No” – the government’s power to say no to your request for treatment of the people you love. The fact that the president used a recess appointment to push through the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tells you all you need to know about this administration’s intentions. After all, Berwick is the man who said, “The decision is not whether we will ration care – the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”

By the way, when the administration was talking about that independent board that has the statutory power to decide which categories of treatment are worthy of funding based on efficiency calculations (that, again, sounded to me like a panel of faceless bureaucrats making life and death decisions about your loved ones – which, again, is what I referred to as a “death panel”), it was another opportunity for Americans to hear the truth about Obamacare’s intentions.

So, yes, those rationing “death panels” are there, and so are the tax increases that the president also promised were “absolutely not” in his bill. (Aren’t you tiring of the untruths coming from this White House and the liberals in Congress?) When the state of Florida filed a challenge to Obamacare on the basis that the mandates in the bill are unconstitutional, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the suit by citing the Anti-Injunction Act, which blocks courts from interfering with the federal government’s ability to collect taxes. Yes, taxes! Once the bill was passed it was no longer politically inconvenient for the Obama administration to admit that it makes no difference whether the payment is a tax or a penalty because it’s “assessed and collected in the same manner.” The National Taxpayer Advocate has already warnedthat “Congress must provide sufficient funding” to allow the IRS to collect this new tax. Pretty soon we’ll be paying taxes just to make it possible for the IRS to collect all the additional taxes under Obamacare! Seems as if this is another surprise that the public found out about after the bill was rammed through.

But perhaps the most ridiculous promise of all was the president’s assurance that Obamacare will lead to “bending the curve” on health care spending. Yes, rationing is a part of the new system, and yes, Obamacare does raise taxes. But because the new government managed system is so incredibly complicated and expensive to run, health care spending will actually rise instead of fall. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the Congressional Budget Office’s admittance that the CBO’s original estimate of the total costs of the bill were off by around $115 billion. Its new estimate is now above $1 trillion, and even that may be way too low. A more realistic figure calculated by the Pacific Research Institute puts the number at $2.5 to $3 trillion over the next 10 years! This is probably what President Obama was referring to when he admitted recently that he had known all along that “at the margins” his proposals were going to drive up costs. Give us a break! Only in this administration would they refer to a $3 trillion spending increase as “marginal.” Next time he comes to us with another one of his harebrained proposals for a budget-busting federal power grab, let’s make sure we remember the president’s admission that he was lying all along when he told us his health care plan was going to cut costs. He is increasing costs. He admits it now. Period.

Higher costs and worse care – is it any wonder why people are overwhelmingly in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare? Politicians who have vacillated on this issue need to be fired. Candidates who don’t support “repeal and replace” don’t deserve your support. No amount of money spent on Washington’s “government-wide apolitical public information campaign” (otherwise known as “propaganda”) will convince Americans that this awful legislation is anything other than a debt-driven big government train wreck. We need to repeal and replace it, and that can only happen if we elect a new Congress that will make scrapping Obamacare one of its top priorities. We can replace it with pro-private sector, patient-oriented reform that the GOP has proposed.

On March 23, when Obamacare was signed into law, I launched my “Take back the 20” campaign, focusing on 20 congressional districts that John McCain and I carried in 2008 which are or were represented by members of Congress who voted in favor of Obamacare. They need to be held accountable for those votes. They voted for Obamacare. Now we can vote against them. We need to replace them with representatives who will respect the will of the people.

That’s why today I’m launching a new Take Back the 20 website atwww.takebackthe20.com!

TakeBackthe20.com provides information about the candidates in these 20 districts who are committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare. It has links to their personal websites and their donation pages. It allows you to read up on them, and then support them in their race to defeat those who gave us this terrible bill.

We have to send Washington a message that it’s not acceptable to disregard the will of the people. We have to tell them enough is enough. No more defying the Constitution. No more driving us off a financial cliff. We must repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered, results-driven, free market reform that provides solutions to people of all income levels without bankrupting our country.

It’s time to make a stand! Let’s take back the 20!

– Sarah Palin

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Pelosi’s and other House staffers stage Palin as “Nazi” rally

Posted by iusbvision on September 19, 2010

Your tax dollars at work?

A great scoop from Big Government.com:

A video showing protesters outside an Americans For Prosperity event has surfaced on the internet. It shows the protestors with signs depicting Sarah Palin and Glenn beck with Hitler mustaches and the label “Naz-Tea Party” over their pictures. Also depicted as Hitler is GOP candidate Adam Kinzinger running against Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-D) in the 11th District in Illinois.

PalinNaziPhoto

As protests go, it’s a bit limp and poorly attended, but the offensive and inflammatory signs certainly grab your attention. Especially considering the Democratic Party and the NAACP’s very high-profile condemnation of inflammatory signs that have appeared at Tea Party events.

What makes this video so compelling is what it shows after the protest. [IUSB Vision Editor’s Note: It shows the same protestors carrying those very same signs, going into the office of Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Halverson’s office, and look at whose other staffer is caught below] :

Once the scene breaks up, a handful of the protesters, including one gentleman in a striped shirt who is earlier seen leading the group in a chant, walk two blocks away and enter a well-lit office.

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So well-lit that you can see them chatting and you can clearly make out their faces as the same people who had just participated in the protest.

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The well-lit office happens to be Halvorson’s campaign headquarters. You can clearly see Halvorson’s campaign manager Julie Merz sitting in the window chuckling with the team as the wind-down after a long night of hanging out with people who like depicting the former Vice-Presidential candidate as a mass-murdering fascist.

We eagerly await Rep. Halvorson’s condemnation of the hate that was on display at this protest and we expect her to immediately purge from her staff any and all participants who readily accepted the depiction of Beck, Palin and Kinzinger as Adolph Hitler-Like Nazi’s.

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We also ask the NAACP and Democratic leadership to condemn these “Astro-turf” protestors as hate-mongers and bigots for likening Ms. Palin to Hitler.

We’re sure Speaker Nancy Pelosi will want to investigate who was behind the funding for this event and the printing of those signs. We’re sure Ms. Pelosi won’t have any trouble getting that information, after all, Julie Merz – Rep. Halvorsen’s campaign manager who is depicted at the end of the video – was just recently the Deputy Director of Member Services on Ms. Pelosi’s staff.

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AWESOME VIDEO: Glenn Beck in Alaska

Posted by iusbvision on September 14, 2010

Great humor, smart, informative and you will love how Sarah Palin deals with the pinhead protestor. (Thanks to RightScoop for the link)

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New Hampshire Democrat Keith Halloran Wishes Sarah Palin Dead on Facebook

Posted by iusbvision on September 10, 2010

I don’t know how I missed this story earlier. It is amazing how Sarah Palin, just by being as effective as she is and by being herself brings out the haters like no one else (ok well maybe Ann Coulter is in the running as well).

FNC:

A New Hampshire state representative has resigned his position and announced he will not run for re-election after writing that a dead Sarah Palin is “more dangerous than a live one.”

State Rep. Timothy Horrigan stepped down Thursday after posting a Facebook page in which he described the “myth” of the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate. 

His resignation comes after another New Hampshire Democratic candidate apologized the same day for his Facebook post in which he wished Sarah Palin and the father of her grandchild, Levi Johnston, had been on the plane that crashed Tuesday, killing former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

“Just wish Sarah and Levy [sic] were on board,” Keith Halloran originally wrote in reference to Palin and Johnston, her daughter Bristol’s ex-boyfriend.

 

Politico.com has more on Halloran’s nuttery:

A Wikipedian e-mails to note that Timothy Horrigan, who resigned today from the New Hampshire House of Representatives over a joke about Sarah Palin’s death, took an interest in another leading Republican on the online encyclopedia.

Horrigan is active on the site, my correspondent e-mails, and “most of his edits are quite innocuous.”

He has a special interest, however, in the complicated personal life of Newt Gingrich  and has repeatedly edited it.

The point he’s added: “Gingrich has showed his strong support for the institution of traditional marriage by marrying three times.”

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Upcoming New Alaska Senator Joe Miller: Obama is bad for America

Posted by iusbvision on September 2, 2010

Joe Miller defeated incumbant Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Primary. Murkowski was wrong on a host of issues and a part of a corrupt political dynasty in Alaska.

Watch Joe Miller in action:

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Sarah Palin at Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” Rally

Posted by iusbvision on August 28, 2010

In the first few seconds of video one you see just how massive the crowd was.

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Union Pres. Accuses Sarah Palin of being violent, but has a long history of violence of his own.

Posted by iusbvision on August 28, 2010

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that Sarah Palin incites violence, but Trumka has such a long history of union related violence of his own that the term “union thug” fits him like a glove.

Via Big Government.com:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, gave a speech in Sarah Palin’s home state accusing her of using rhetoric that could lead to violence by her supporters. Trumka’s words were certainly disingenuous, because if anybody has a track record of inciting violence, its Richard Trumka. He had a reign as President of the United Mine Workers where his inflammatory rhetoric lead to bloodshed and death.

Rich "Union Thug" Trumka

Here’s a sampling of what the AFL-CIO leader said about Sarah Palin:

And down in Tyler, Texas, she’s talking about — and I quote — ‘union thugs.’ What? Her husband’s a union man. Is she calling him a thug? Sarah Palin ought to know what union men and women are,” Trumka will say. “That’s poisonous. There’s history behind that rhetoric. That’s how bosses and politicians in decades past justified the terrorizing of workers, the murdering of organizers…..She’s using crosshairs to illustrate targeted legislators. She’s on the wrong side of the line there. She’s getting close to calling for violence. And some of her fans take that stuff seriously. We’ve got legislators in America who have been living with death threats since the health care votes.

Governor Palin responded to Trumka on her Facebook page:

Trumka purposely misquoted something I said in a speech I gave in Texas a few months ago. Let me clarify things for him: I never called union members “thugs.” You lie. I called some union leaders “thugs.” And I refuse to apologize for that because they have acted like thugs – at least in this day and age.

The Governor was being too kind.

When she talked about some union leaders being thugs, she could have held up a picture of Richard Trumka. During his thirteen years as President of the United Mine Workers of America (1982-1995) he was the poster child for union thuggery. His rhetoric successfully incited violence and even death. Union members who dared to continue to work during a strike were especially targeted for attack by the Union Boss.

Below are some of his incendiary comments.

  • “UMWA President Richard Trumka…urged union members to…‘kick the (expletive) out of every last one of ‘em.’” (“Sabotage Attempt Foiled at Peabody Coal Beltline.” Nashville News [Nashville, IL] 8 Sept. 1993)
  • “You’d have to be very naïve to believe that if management brought in scabs, there won’t be something somewhere.”(Sands, David R. “Striking miners: Big Coal not serious.” Washington Times 3 Sept. 1993)
  • “I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned. That doesn’t mean I’m threatening to burn you. That just means if you strike the match, and you put your finger in it, common sense will tell you it’ll burn your finger.”( McClain, John D. “Violence possible UMW chief says.” Virginian-Pilot [Hampton Roads, VA] 3 Sept.1993)

Mr. Trumka can’t be accused of being “all talk.” With the help of his fellow union thugs his words were translated into violent action.

[The NRTW made this video about Trumka’s violence]

  • 1993 UMW strike against Peabody Coal — Eddie York, a 39 year old nonunion worker, “was shot in the back of the head and killed” leaving a job in Logan County, West Virginia. “Guards told police the truck careened across the road and went into a ditch. When guards rushed over to check on York, they continued to be pelted with rocks, guards told police.”(Sanders, Pat. “Trumka calls for peace as probe continues.” Charleston Daily Mail 24 July 1993)
  • In a detailed account of the York murder and subsequent investigation, Reader’s Digest noted that “UMW President Richard Trumka did not publicly discipline or reprimand a single striker present when York was killed. In fact, all eight were helped out financially by the local.” Eventually, the union agreed to let the company “dismiss the eight original defendants if they were convicted,” but when the company “issued letters of dismissal to the seven pickets who pleaded guilty,” the union filed a grievance on their behalf.(Fitzgerald, Randy. “Murder in Logan County.” Reader’s Digest Feb. 1995)
  • 1985 UMW strike against A.T. Massey Coal — “At the Sprouse Creek Processing Co., Buddy McCoy was a union man who crossed the picket line to become a foreman. ‘I had a family to care for,’ says McCoy, who received a three-stitch gash in the head from marauding strikers after his defection.” (Trippett, Frank. “Violence in the Coalfields.” Time. 21 June 2005)
  • 1989 UMW strike against Pittston Coal — Virginia Circuit Court JudgeDonald McGlothlin Jr. declared that “the evidence shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.” (Feder, Don. “Senate takes a walk on issue of labor unrest.” Boston Herald 29 Apr. 1990)
  • Unanimous Virginia Supreme Court reinforced Judge McGlothlin’s findings: “Union officials took active roles in these unlawful activities. Notwithstanding the large fines, the Union never represented to the court that it regretted or intended to cease its lawless actions. To the contrary, the utter defiance of the rule of law continued unabated.” (Miller, Steven. “Louts and Rat World.” Nevada Journal July 1990)

Even after he left the Union to go to the AFL-CIO, Trumka incited violence in the UMWA

  • When Trumka and UMWA President Cecil Roberts came to Bentleyville, Pennsylvania in April 1998, fifty rank-and-file union members gathered outside the hall where they spoke to protest their leaders’ policies. “Within minutes,” wrote leftwing journalist Paul Scherrer, “a group of UMWA officials and their supporters attacked the protesting miners, ripping leaflets and protest signs from their hands. Several miners were punched, knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly. [Richard] Cicci was hit with a piece of lumber and suffered a large gash on his head.” “Richard Trumka,” reported Scherrer, “refused to answer questions about the assault.” In other words, by his silence he gave tacit assent to such violence.

Before he brands other people as using incendiary language AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka should look at his own house, because he is a union thug of the worst kind. Sarah Palin has never told people to harm others. On the other hand, as UMWA President Richard Trumka used rhetoric that not only seemed to be calling for violence, but excused it after it happened.

Pot meet kettle.

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WOW: Voters Now Trust Republicans More On All 10 Key Issues

Posted by iusbvision on August 26, 2010

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues

Rasmussen:

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 of the important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

The GOP has consistently been trusted on most issues for months now, but in July they held the lead on only nine of the key issues. 

Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year.

But for the first time in months, Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue, but Democrats have held small leads since February. Still, more than one-in-five voters (22%) are still not sure which party to trust more on ethics issues.

Government ethics and corruption have been second only to the economy in terms of importance to voters over the past year.

 

And what former governor rooted out multiple corruption schemes in her own party’s state machine, ended careers of the crooked in her own party and destroyed a corrupt state political dynasty (Murkowski) … well here is her photo…

So in just under 3 years what did Sarah Palin accomplish?

She uncovered corruption that involved much of the Alaska Republican machine, some went to jail, some were fined, many were forced out of office and politics. The Murkowski machine was a corrupt disgrace (Palin just vanquished Senator Lisa Murkowski by campiagning against her so Palin just finished what she started).

Palin got ethics reform in the Alaska Energy Bureacracy so the oil companies could no longer toy with it. As a result the people of Alaska are getting compensated properly now.

Palin lowered the state budget while increasing state services.

Palin lowered the state Medicaide backlog by 83%.

Palin lowered the governors expense budget by 80% from the previous governor (and the left still said she was spening too much and used sexist attacks against her by claiming she should not have the state pay to bring her young children along with her when she traveled – how sexist is this against moms with young kids?).

Palin forced through new ethics laws that cover Alaska state employees.

Palin forced through a new state bidding process that eliminated the old system that was wracked with cronyism and corruption.

Palin accomplished everything thats she ran on as a governor candidate in less than 3 years. Facing a final lame duck session in the Alaska legislature (nothing gets done in lame duck sessions generally) Palin decided to energize the Tea Party and to take on Barack Obama on a national scale, which could not be done from Alaska so she resigned. There is no doubt about how effective she has been in that role.

Editor’s Note:  Now that Palin is in control of her own communications machine and not subject to the incompetent people that ran the McCain campaign, it is now time for Sarah Palin to wage a nationwide “look how good of  governor I was” campaign. She also needs to have another hostile interview with a big name journalist and “destroy” that journalist in the interview either by knocking the questions out of thge park or buy going after the journalist’s bogus assumptions and premises. Palin still has a national approval of just under 50% and needs to win over as much of the rest of the country as she can because only those who have been paying attention to her since she took control of her own image know what a success she has been.

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Sarah Palin: Moms know something is wrong in the country

Posted by iusbvision on July 14, 2010

I know I should have posted this earlier, still way behind on posting with too busy a life lately but this sure looks like presidential testing of the waters to me.

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Chris Mathews: Palin can run for president and win. Media will try to destroy her.

Posted by iusbvision on July 7, 2010

The effect Palin has had on 2009 elections and 2010 primaries is impossible to avoid honestly. Mathews clearly is indicating that not taking her seriously was a mistake. Mathews said she can beat Romney because she is a better politician.

Remember the immortal words of the Anchorage Daily News: Alaska has a long trail of the (political) corpses of those who have crossed Sarah Palin.

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More Sexist Attacks from Left: Lefty blogs start rumor that Palin has implants and elite media runs with it. Tennessee Democrat, “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women”

Posted by iusbvision on June 15, 2010

Via Michelle Malkin:

Tennessee State Democrat legislator Janis Baird Son­tany of Nashville to the roster of abusers. Here’s what she said about her GOP opponents at a Democrat Party breakfast over the weekend:

State Republican Chairman Chris Devaney today denounced as “petty and insulting” a Democratic legislator’s statement about her Republican women colleagues. “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote,” said Rep. Janis Baird Sontany, D-Nashville.

Says Michelle Malkin –

Skirt checks. Bra checks. Womb checks.

Before it was Palin is not qualified because she has little kids at home (so does B. Obama by the way), than it was a series of “Trig is not your baby”, than it was a series of “your not a real woman”, than it was “you support rape”, than it was you “hate pregnant teens”, now it is “you had a boob job”.

The fuss is over these two pictures –

Via NewsBusters and Michelle Malkin

The rumor started Tuesday on the liberal website Wonkette in a posting entitled, “Did Sarah Palin Buy Herself a Couple of Luxury Items?”

“We got a political news tip on our Facebook page from Wonkette operative ‘Laura,'” the piece began.

“And, having just now checked our tipster’s hunch with another woman (also, coincidentally, named ‘Laura’), we can report with confidence that at least two people with experience in having breasts say that Sarah Palin sure looks like she was trotting out some new work at the horse races on Sunday.”

Taking the bait was the Boston Herald Wednesday

Hey Sarah Palin, I can see your cleavage from my house!

Alaska’s former governor sported more Northern Exposure than usual at the Belmont Stakes race this weekend, sending the blogosphere into a tizzy, wondering whether Palin is exercising a woman’s right to (bigger) boobs.

The Toronto Sun also swallowed the hook:

Has Sarah Palin added to her assets?

Rumours are swirling on the Internet that the former U.S. vice president candidate and Alaska governor has gotten breast implants recently.

Numerous websites have of course followed suit.
The Huffington Post put on its front page, “PHOTOS: Did Sarah Palin Get Breast Implants?” This included a poll.

Fox TV in Boston actually asked people on the streets if they thought Palin had gotten implants. [Editor’s Note – to see the video of what Fox25 did just follow the NewsBusters link; it is truly disgraceful. Honestly if that reporter had come up to me and started enquiring about any politicians boobs I would have thrown my drink in her face. That reporter is demeaning the profession. When I learned journalistic ethics the questions asked are: Does the story really matter. Does the story do more harm than good. Is it relevant? Is it true, if so can we prove it?]

Of course JWF has the evidence to show that they are NOT fakeLINK

Michelle Malkin has a great post on what the left does to disqualify women as candidates:

The first stage of Conservative Female Abuse by the Left is infantilization. Right-wing women can’t possibly believe what they believe about the sanctity of life, self-defense, free markets, or foreign policy. They must be submissive little dolls of the White Male Hierarchy. Or, as a far Left (is there any other kind of Left in San Francisco?) San Francisco Chronicle columnist wrote of First Lady Laura Bush, they must be put in their place as  “docile doormats” with no brains of their own.

The second stage of CFA is sexualization. A conservative woman is not merely a sellout. She is an intellectual prostitute. Unable or unwilling to argue with them on the merits, detractors resort to mocking the physical appearance of their ideological opponents in skirts and denigrating them with vulgar epithets. MSNBC hosts insulted former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s accomplished wife and mother of two, Jeri Thompson, as working the stripper pole. Newspaper cartoonists Ted Rall, Pat Oliphant, and Jeff Danziger caricatured Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a mammy, thick-lipped parrot, and Bush “House Nigga” armed with “hair straightener.” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd derided former GOP Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris for applying “her makeup with a trowel.”

True to form, Dowd was first out of the box to snicker at Gov. Palin’s beauty pageant past, ridicule her “beehive and sexy shoes,” and compare her path to the vice presidential nomination as a “hokey chick flick.” Joe Biden backhandedly praised her as “good looking.” And left-wing bloggers worked overtime on lurid photoshops of Palin as a bikini model and porn star. At the Democratic Underground, a highly trafficked liberal website raising money for Barack Obama, members held a contest to come up with nicknames and posters to slime GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. [Editor’s Note – the names they came up with are not safe for work. One of the nicer ones was VPILTF (VP I’d like to F**K)].

The third stage of CFA is demonization. When the Left tires of hurling whore insults, it turns conservative women in the public eye into nefarious creatures. Bill Maher called Laura Bush “Hitler’s dog.” George Carlin attacked Barbara Bush as “the Silver douchebag.” A Huffington Post website member wrote of Nancy Reagan: “Like her evil husband, she has lived far too long. Here’s hoping the hag suffers for several weeks, then croaks in the tub.” Another added: “I feel no pity for the bitch who took delight in watching thousands die of a horrible disease and watching the poor having to eat out of dumpsters because of her husband’s political beliefs.” True to form, rumors of Palin being a crypto-Nazi surfaced on the Internet and the fringe media. And liberal critics used her gun-rights record to smear her as bloodthirsty.

The final stage of CFA is dehumanization. Conservative women aren’t real women according to the liberal feminist establishment’s definition. Remember when Gloria Steinem called Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a “female impersonator?” Or when curdled NOW leader Patricia Ireland instructed Democrats to vote only for “authentic” female political candidates? Or when Al Gore’s fashion consultant Naomi Wolf described the foreign-policy analysis of Jeane Kirkpatrick as being “uninflected by the experiences of the female body?”

Echoing the bottom-feeders in the liberal blogosphere, mainstream journalists and Obama water-carriers now question Palin’s commitment to motherhood and even challenged her pre-natal care decisions in an effort to destroy her.

So lets take a walk down sexist memory lane shall we?

Attacks on her womanhood –

SLEAZE POLITICS: Democrats Accuse Palin of Faking Her Pregnancy

Democratic State Chair: McCain had chosen a running mate whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion…

Lawyer on Obama’s National Finance Committee – Audio: Palin Should Be Home Taking Care of Her Kids

More Media Bias to the Point of Laughable Stupidity – This one is amuzing as CNN and the Washington Post attacked Palin for saying her husband Todd is a close advisor. Umm how many male presidents and politicians have said that their wife is thier most trusted advisor?

What Did the New York Times Say About Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 When She Was a Young Member of Congress with Three Kids?

Latest Palin Smear: Palin Charged Rape Victims for Rape Kits as Mayor… but when the truth gets out the elite media and the Democrats will have egg on their face again

It’s the Palin Stay at Home Sexist Double Standard

TROOPERGATE RESULTS: Branchflower finds Sarah Palin “Guilty” of not Keeping Her Husband Todd from Defending His Family from a Maniac State Trooper

Newspaper apologizes for calling Palin a “broad” – LINK

The David Letterman Attacks

Letterman calls Gov. Palin’s daughter a prosititute. Makes rape joke about Palin’s 14 year old. – UPDATED!

Video: Palin Responds to Letterman

Letterman Lied: He Knew His Rape Joke About Willow Palin Was About a 14 Year Old – UPDATE: Letterman Apologizes

Elite Media just taking rumors and/or reporting as true without a basic fact check:

New York Times makes up quote from Palin hairdresser in hit piece

Hey Gibson! About that Bush Doctrine: There are SIX of them. Palin was right again.

Washington Post Smears Palin Again, Gets Facts Wrong Again, Doesn’t Check CNN or Youtube – Even Better, Idiots at Huffington Post Don’t Fact Check Either and Run With It

Newsweek Publishes Lies About Palin Already Debunked Three Days Ago.

Speaking of NBC-Washington Post-Newsweek’s Slate.com That Published Lies About Palin Days After They Were Debunked…They Made This Video to Tell the World Exactly What They Think About Palin and You.

Busted: Washington Post, Lefty Media and Blogs Said Palin Cut Funding to Aid Teen Moms… Now the Charity Involved Issued a Press Release…

Democrat Bloggers Spreading False Rumor of Palin Divorce. Palin Considers Lawsuit.

New York Times Out With Another Palin Hit Piece – The Local Press Has a Different Take – UPDATE: NYT Didn’t Fact-Check Again, Debunking Already In Full Swing!

Another Palin Smear Debunked: $27 Million in Earmarks the Press and Democrats Say..

Politico gets it wrong on Palin again. Published the $27 million earmark lie (From the Washington Post) after bloggers and ABC News wire debunked the story.

ABC’s Jake Tapper Not Giving the Full Story on Alaska Earmarks – Update Tapper lied.

The Latest Accusation on the Left Wing Blogs and Media: Palin is a “Book Banner” and She Spent the City Into the Ground as Mayor… (but what’s the truth?)

Dear Chicago Sun-Times: Why do you have hate merchants like Mary Mitchell, who don’t fact-check, on your pay roll?

If You Ever Doubted Leftist Media Bias, I Present You With This Total Joke of a Hit Piece From the Washington Post: Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home

Washington Post Starts to Reverse Itself After Pressure From Obama – But Long List of Palin Lies and Smears From the WashPost Still Go Unretracted…

Reactions by foreign press and honest pundits:

Foreign Press Slams Sexist Media Bias Against Palin

More Foreign Press Appalled by the Sexual Attacks Against Palin and Conduct of the American Media Elite

Factcheck.org Starts Debunking the Lies That Washington Post and Other Outfits are Trying to Pass Off as Journalism….but…

Hotair.com says: Hey Obama Let’s Take a Trip Down Sexist Memory Lane…

Michelle Malkin Knows Something About Racism and Sexism & Calls Out the Media On Sexist Attacks Against Palin

Australia Herald-Sun Slams Elite Media and Democrats Reaction to Palin Interview

Clinton Political Strategist Mark Penn on Biased/Sexist Palin Coverage: ” Media on very dangerous ground” – Slams Media for Going Over Palin’s Daily Expense Reports While Not Doing So on Other Candidates!

Hillary Clinton Blogs Furious Over Sexist Attacks on Palin and Media Love Fest with Obama

More Hillary Backers Come to Defense of Palin

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

White House Reporter: We took sides against Palin in the election, straight & simple.

The Boston Herald Took A Poll About Media Bias and Palin – Radio Host Howie Carr Explains – You must understand printing lies about Republican candidates is OK. It’s called “vetting.” Printing the truth about liberals – that’s called “swift-boating”

Newsbusters Mocks Washington Post’s Biased and Ridiculous Palin/Biden Coverage

Other stories of Palin media bias results:

VP Biden’s daughter on film with cocaine. ABC, CBS, and NBC offer no coverage. When “Biden” and “Cocaine” are searched on the NBC site it gives you a picture of Bristol Palin….

Biden’s Son Involved with Hedge Fund Crook

[Note – We included these because one should compare how the coverage of Sarah Palin’s children is totally outrageous yet Joe Biden’s kids have all sorts of troubles and the elite media has next to no coverage.]

MSNBC: Palin’s Book Will Do Well If She Can Read.

How Media Bias Works: The John Ziegler Interview

Ignorance in Action: Obama Supporters Cannot Answer Basic Questions About Government or About Their Own Candidates…But Look at What They Did Know…

And last but not least ABC’s Charles Gibson – Questions asked of Palin vs. Obama vs. Edwards

Obama interview:

How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?

Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:

Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

John Edwards Gibson Didn’t Pound Edwards in 2004; Asked Him If GOP Attacks Made Him Mad:

GIBSON: You speak with such equanimity this morning. Didn’t they make you mad last night?

GIBSON: Did you get mad, though?

More – Look at the portions of the interview ABC edited out of the Palin interview. Much of what was edited out was substantive answers that showed she had mastery of the issues – LINK

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Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt on Sarah Palin

Posted by iusbvision on June 9, 2010

They had a long event with a long question and answer and Prager talks about how impressed he was with Palin intellectually. Anyone who knows Dennis Prager knows that he is truly one of the smartest and wisest men alive and is quite frankly the finest debater I have ever seen. If you really want to learn about the real Sarah this video is a real asset. (Hat Tip Right Scoop) 

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Lawsuit: Florida state employee fired for speaking at Tea Party

Posted by iusbvision on May 30, 2010

This will be an interesting case. What makes it more interesting is that her pinhead boss, State Attorney Robert L. Jarvis supplies the rope for which he will be hanged (figuratively speaking in the legal sense) when he says “When she decided to be the next Sarah Palin that goes too far…”. Umm excuse me, Sarah Palin was a city councilman, a mayor, a bureaucrat, a state energy regulator and governor and how did that conflict with the interests of the state?

Here is her so called highly offensive speech. Read it for yourself as it is typical boilerplate Americanism stuff. Nothing remotely controversial or in conflict with the State of Florida.  

Thanks to Rightscoop for the heads up on this story.

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Little Truth in President’s Oil Spill Comments

Posted by iusbvision on May 28, 2010

Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and make hay out of the gap between the rhetoric and the reality.

Related –

Video: Gibbs scolds reporters privately for asking too many BP questions – LINK.

Noonan – He was supposed to be competent… LINK

Obama hasn’t returned call of lawmaker representing district of rig – LINK

EPA still blocking gulf states from taking action…  LINK.

 


Palin:

Nearly 40 days in, our President finally addressed the American people’s growing concerns about the Gulf Coast oil spill. Listening to today’s press conference, you’d think the administration has been working with single-minded focus on the Gulf gusher since the start of the disaster. In reality, their focus has been anything but singular to help solve this monumental problem.

If the President really was fully focused on this issue from day one, why did it take nine whole days before the administration asked the Department of Defense for help in deploying equipment needed for the extreme depth spill site?

Why was the expert group assembled by Energy Commissioner Steven Chu only set up three weeks after the start of this disaster?

Why was Governor Jindal forced more than a month after the start of the disaster to go on national television to beg for materials needed to tackle the oil spill and for federal approval to build offshore sand barriers that are imperative to protect his state’s coastline?

Why was no mention of the spill made by our President for days on end while Americans waited to hear if he grasped the import of his leadership on this energy issue?

Why have several countries and competent organizations who offered help or expertise in dealing with the spill not even received a response back from the Unified Area Command to this day?

The President claimed that “this notion that somehow the federal government is somehow sitting on the sidelines and for the last three or four or five weeks we’ve just been letting BP make a whole bunch of decisions is simply not true.” But, in fact, that is how U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen described the Obama administration’s approach to this crisis: “We keep a close watch.”

Listening to the President, you get the impression he is continually surprised by the inability of various centralized government agencies to get more involved and help solve problems. His lack of executive experience might explain this because he is apparently unaware that it’s his job as a chief executive to make sure they do their jobs and help solve problems.

The fundamental problem at the core of this crisis is a lack of responsibility. (I risk the President taking my comments personally, but they’re not intended to be personal; my comments reflect what many others feel, and we just want to help him tackle this enormous spill problem.) There’s a culture of buck-passing at the heart of this administration that has caused the tragedy of a sunken oil rig to turn into a potential disaster.

The 1990 Oil Pollution Act was drafted in response to the Exxon-Valdez spill in my home state. It created new procedures for offshore cleanups, specifically putting the federal government in charge of such operations. The President should have used the authority granted by the OPA – immediately – to take control of the situation. That is a big part of what the OPA is for – to designate who is in charge so finger-pointing won’t disrupt efforts to just “plug the d#*! hole.” But instead of immediately engaging with this crisis, our President chose to spend precious time on political pet causes like haranguing the state of Arizona for doing what he himself was supposed to do – secure the nation’s border. He also spent much time fundraising and politicking for liberal candidates and causes while we waited for him to grasp the enormity of the Gulf spill.

Now that the American people are calling him out on his lack of engagement with this disaster, the buck-passing is in full swing – and, unbelievably, his administration is still looking to blame his predecessor. Amazingly, even those of us who support energy independence for America are the brunt of some buck-passing.

He suggested today that a “culture of corruption” at the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) was solely the previous administration’s responsibility and that the failure of the inspection system was a failure of that administration. That is false. The MMS has been his responsibility since January 20, 2009.

The MMS director who resigned today, Elizabeth Birnbaum, was appointed by his administration. And the most recent inspection of the oil rig took place a mere 10 days before the explosion – also very much on his watch, not President Bush’s.

BP gave more money to Obama than anyone else.

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Stalker reporter who moves next door to Palin threatens another reporter with police…

Posted by iusbvision on May 28, 2010

Previous:  Total Creep Out: ‘Journalist’ with Palin Derangement Syndrome Rents House Next to Governor Palin’s Home.

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Elana Kagan argues for government book banning in front of Supreme Court. Elite media silent. Palin political enemy makes false book banning charges and elite media continues to say it after the story debunked.

Posted by iusbvision on May 25, 2010

I should have made this connection myself – shame on me for slacking.

Previous – President Obama should withdraw Elena Kagan from consideration

Via our friends at Big Journalism:

Comparisons are always a great way to show how differently the Old Media treats conservative and leftist politicians in America today and Obama’s nomination of the Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court gives us another opportunity to see the Old Media’s penchant to excoriate a Republican’s actions while soft peddling and excusing away similar actions by a left-winger.

In this case, it is instructive to see how the Old Media treated the claim that Sarah Palin banned books from the Wasilla library when she was mayor and today how it is treating the recently highlighted Supreme Court arguments made by Elena Kagan that the government could ban books under the McCain-Feingold Act.

After McCain picked Governor Sarah Palin for his number two slot on the ticket during the 2008 campaign the Old Media lit upon a story that said Sarah Palin tried to ban books from the Wasilla library when she was mayor there in 1996. A list of the supposedly banned books was even bandied about by the left-wing blogs, causing a ruckus in the media, but it turned out the list had books on it published years after Palin had left the Mayor’s office. The list was a fabrication and was lifted from a website that detailed the books that had been banned at one time or another, in one place or another, over the last 100 years.

As it turned out the whole story came from another former Wasilla mayor. He claimed that Palin had asked a Wasilla librarian “how she could go about banning books.” No books were banned, no list was made and Palin said she was asked by a constituent to look into how a book might be removed for its “objectionable material.”

In Sept. of 2008, the McCain campaign stated that the book banning claim was “categorically false.” Spokesman Brian Rogers said, “The fact is that as Mayor, Palin never asked anyone to ban a book and not one book was ever banned, period.”

The story was false. Palin banned no books nor did she ask for any to be banned. But the Old Media went after the story with gusto even though it was a wildly overblown, anti-Palin fantasy. And the headlines tell the tale. The Old Media’s headlines as much as stated Palin was a book banner or asked the question in such a leading way as to make folks think she may have been a book banner.

Here are some of those headlines:

Of course, the left-wing blogosphere went nuts for the Palin story. The Daily Kos, the Democratic Underground, Wonkette and other extremist websites played the false story up for days.

[IUSB Vision Editor’s Note – Most of these bogus stories still do not have retractions or corrections on them today…]

To contrast the media’s treatment of the false Palin book-banning story, we can look to the current story about Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, Elena Kagan, who was involved in a case before the Supreme Court in which she affirmed that books, pamphlets and other printed matter could possibly be open for government banning under the McCain-Feingold Act.

In front of the Supreme Court during questions asked of her by the justices about her stance on behalf of the government on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Kagan affirmed that the federal government could ban books, though she felt it was unlikely.

Kagan told the justices that, “the government’s view is that although 441b does cover full-length books, that there would be quite good as-applied challenge to any attempt to apply 441b in that context.” Here Kagan assumed that while the federal government posits that the rule does apply to books she felt that since the gov’t has never tried to ban any book publishers might have a good case to reverse that ban. She followed that saying, “the FCC [Federal Election Commission] has never applied 441b in that context. So for 60 years a book has never been at issue.”

In essence her position is that the gov’t can ban books under 441b, but that no one should worry over much because the gov’t has never used that rule to ban a book. As the New York Daily News says in shock, “it’s hard to recall the First Amendment hanging by a gossamer as flimsy as that offered by General Kagan.”

So, how has the media treated this story? Mostly by pinning the “accusation” that Kagan thinks the gov’t can ban books on GOP Senator Mitch McConnell as if McConnell is really the one to blame for all this.

Here are some of the current headlines on Kagan, IF you can even find the story — and the fact that so few stories are covering this is also telling when noting that there were thousands of stories covering the Palin book-banning subject.

Just as naturally as was the left-wingers going after the Palin story, the conservative media is hitting the Kagan book ban story, too. The Examiners, NewsMax, Rush Limbaugh and a host of righty blogs are hitting Kagan for her apostasy against free political speech.

Now, take a look at these two collections of headlines. Notice that all the Palin headlines connect Palin directly to the charges of book-banning by discussing her “book banning efforts” even though there were no books banned and no lists made for possible bans. Then look at the Kagan headlines. You’ll notice they all link a Republican to a claim that Kagan wanted to ban books (with one saying that the charge of book-banning is just “talking points”). The way the Kagan headlines are written it makes it seem as if the charge of Kagan’s book-banning is just politics as usual, Republican charges made, just average, everyday Republican attacks. Yet the Palin headlines as much as say that Palin was banning books. With their headlines the Old Media convicted Palin in 2008 — yet today Kagan is nearly absolved of the charge.

This is the often times subtle bias that the Old Media employs against conservatives and Republicans and the soft favor they bestow upon Democrats and leftists.

MORE:

Elana Kagan argues for government book banning in front of Supreme Court. Elite media silent. Palin political enemy makes false book banning charges and elite media continues to say it after the story debunked.

Why President Obama should withdraw Elena Kagan from consideration – UPDATED!

Supreme Court Binds Second Amendment to States

Video: Kagan Declines To Say Gov’t Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat

Kagan: It is Fine if The Law Bans Books Because Government Won’t Really Enforce It

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Total Creep Out: ‘Journalist’ with Palin Derangement Syndrome Rents House Next to Governor Palin’s Home.

Posted by iusbvision on May 25, 2010

If you ever needed proof of just how nutty the far left is… truly amazing.

I have a feeling that the people of Wasilla, who have a well deserved reputation as very nice people, are going to make an exception when it comes to this joker.

Besides building that tall fence Governor, get some equipment that will block a sonic ear devices so this creep doesn’t use one to listen in on you either. Moving to Wasilla for a while to get the feel of the place and to ask about you around town is one thing, but this is too creepy.

Palin:

Spring has sprung in Alaska, and with this beautiful season comes the news today that the Palins have a new neighbor! Welcome, Joe McGinniss!

Yes, that Joe McGinniss. Here he is – about 15 feet away on the neighbor’s rented deck overlooking my children’s play area and my kitchen window. Maybe we’ll welcome him with a homemade blueberry pie tomorrow so he’ll know how friendly Alaskans are.

We found out the good news today. Upon my family’s return this morning from endorsement rallies and speeches in the Lower 48 states, I finally got the chance to tackle my garden and lawn this evening! So, putting on the shorts and tank top to catch that too-brief northern summer sun and placing a giddy Trig in his toddler backpack for a lawn-mowing adventure, I looked up in surprise to see a “new neighbor” overlooking my property just a stone’s throw away. Needless to say, our outdoor adventure ended quickly after Todd went to introduce himself to the stranger who was peering in… [emphasis ours IUSB Vision Editor]

Joe announced to Todd that he’s moved in right next door to us. He’s rented the place for the next five months or so. He moved up all the way from Massachusetts to live right next to us – while he writes a book about me. Knowing of his many other scathing pieces of “journalism” (including the bizarre anti-Palin administration oil development pieces that resulted in my Department of Natural Resources announcing that his work is the most twisted energy-related yellow journalism they’d ever encountered), we’re sure to have a doozey to look forward to with this treasure he’s penning. Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden, and the family’s swimming hole?

Welcome, Joe! It’ll be a great summer – come borrow a cup of sugar if ever you need some sweetener. And you know what they say about “fences make for good neighbors”? Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow, and I’ll try to keep Trig’s squeals down to a quiet giggle so we don’t disturb your peaceful summer. Enjoy!

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At least SHE gets it.

Posted by iusbvision on May 16, 2010

Palin on euro-style socialism.

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Sarah Palin Tells Joke on What is the World’s “Oldest Profession”

Posted by iusbvision on April 20, 2010

Via Freeedom’s Lighthouse:
Here is video of Gov. Sarah Palin speaking at a Women of Joy Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, where she opened her remarks with a joke about what is the world’s “oldest profession.”

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Video: Palin at Boston Tea Party – New Polls Show Tea Party Growing

Posted by iusbvision on April 15, 2010

And the Boston Herald was there and you know what, no violence, no distasteful signs, no arrests of Tea Party participants… Sorry MSNBC …

Mini Update – However some USW union thugs showed up to push people and one of them is caught on video taking a swing at a female Tea Party participant. – LINK.

Ed Morrissey at HotAir comments:

Rasmussen’s survey shows that identification with the Tea Party has rapidly increased just in the past month:

The number of people who say they’re part of the Tea Party Movement nationally has grown to 24%. That’s up from 16% a month ago, but the movement still defies easy description. …

· Ninety-four percent (94%) believe the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. That view is held by 67% of all voters nationwide.

· Seventy-four percent (74%) believe that government and big business work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors. That’s very close to the national average. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of all voters hold that view. …

· Eighty percent (80%) in the Tea Party movement are white. Six percent (6%) are African-American.

· Fifty-five percent (55%) of those in the Tea Party movement are Republicans, 14% Democrats. Keep in mind that 75% of Republican voters say that GOP leaders are out of touch with the party’s base.

As Gallup reported last week, the demographics of the Tea Party largely reflect that of America — and more of America have joined the Tea Party. Palin’s critics keep trying to claim that she’s out of the mainstream, but the rapid growth of Tea Party support demolishes that claim. If Democrats think this is a passing phase, they will find themselves very surprised in the midterms.

Support for the repeal of the O-Care bill keeps going UP and now at 58%.

Boston Herald readers could not find anything even distasteful to examine at the Tea Party event:

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Sarah Palin at SRLC. Blasts Obama’s Lack of Experience.

Posted by iusbvision on April 11, 2010

Sarah Palin on “the Obama Doctrine”. Having fun at Obama’s expense.  

Palin is right, there has been one foreign policy goof after another out of this administration and the State Department.

Full Speech. Very smart and funny, worth the time.

Limbaugh Comments: Obama’s point about the joint cheifs is silly. If any one of them objected to the policy to the press they would be canned instantly.

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Obama’s Offshore Drilling Talk All Rhetoric – Sarah Palin Responds

Posted by iusbvision on April 2, 2010

This talk is designed to try to get one or two senators to vote for the Cap & Tax broad-based energy tax which Obama said would make your energy bills skyrocket.

Stuart Varney from FBN takes the nicey nice approach, but still gets the point across.

By the way, Cuba China and Russia are going for oil just off our shores for the sole purpose of selling it back to us. The blame for us not getting those resources falls squarely on the Democratic Party.

Sarah Palin responds in National Review:

Many Americans fear that President Obama’s new energy proposal is once again “all talk and no real action,” this time in an effort to shore up fading support for the Democrats’ job-killing cap-and-trade (a.k.a. cap-and-tax) proposals. Behind the rhetoric lie new drilling bans and leasing delays; soon to follow are burdensome new environmental regulations.  Instead of “drill, baby, drill,” the more you look into this the more you realize it’s “stall, baby, stall.”

Today the president said he’ll “consider potential areas for development in the mid and south Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, while studying and protecting sensitive areas in the Arctic.” As the former governor of one of America’s largest energy-producing states, a state oil and gas commissioner, and chair of the nation’s Interstate Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, I’ve seen plenty of such studies. What we need is action — action that results in the job growth and revenue that a robust drilling policy could provide.  And let’s not forget that while Interior Department bureaucrats continue to hold up actual offshore drilling from taking place, Russia is moving full steam ahead on Arctic drilling, and China, Russia, and Venezuela are buying leases off the coast of Cuba.

As an Alaskan, I’m especially disheartened by the new ban on drilling in parts of the 49th state and the cancellation of lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. These areas contain rich oil and gas reserves whose development is key to our country’s energy security. As I told Secretary Salazar last April, “Arctic exploration and development is a slow, demanding process. Delays or major restrictions in accessing these resources for environmentally responsible development are not in the national interest or the interests of the State of Alaska.”

I’ve got to call it like I see it: The administration’s sudden interest in offshore drilling is little more than political posturing designed to gain support for job-killing energy legislation soon to come down the pike.  I’m confident that GOP senators will not take the bait.

Next week I’m headed to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, where I look forward to discussing what “Drill, baby, drill” really means.

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Sarah Palin Adopts a Key Plank of Chuck Norton’s Rhetorical Strategy

Posted by iusbvision on March 21, 2010

Via NewsReal:

My heart just jumped. Governor Sarah Palin is on the O’Reilly Factor right now and she has not uttered the word “liberal” as a descriptor of the Democrats pushing Obamacare tonight. What’s she saying? Leftist.

 

Editor’s Note – I have been advocating this rhetorical change for years at this web site (since early 2007), I advocated it when I ran our Indiana Palin Truth Squad web site as well, maybe my message got across, or maybe someone elses did, but this is a very positive thing.

There are many traditional Americans who consider themselves to be liberals. These people may want a government that is a little more active than for our tastes and so do some independents, but they are not statist progressives for a leviathan state by any means. The leadership of the Democratic Party and much of academia are indeed leftists, it is the truth and Republicans fall into the lefts hands when we allow them to get away with euphemisms such as “liberal” to describe themselves. There is nothing liberal about the leadership of the Democratic Party.

One thing is for sure, it is my intention to revolutionize libertarian to classic liberal political rhetoric and strategy forever. We are going to do it by using new ways to use contextual and historical truths to explain new situations and events. Ditching euphemisms like “liberal” to describe the statist progressive secular left is just the first step.

I have put together a rhetorical strategy to get someone like Sarah Palin’s message across. I have also have a strategy with handling and defeating the elite media culture. It the coming next few years it is my best hope that you will all see the fruits of that strategy. This can be done while adhering to standards of factual truth.

While this note may seem oddly self serving; we have promised to give some of the best news analysis and commentary anywhere, so when our analysis is confirmed or reflected in another publication such as Real Clear Politics or the Wall Street Journal or Investors Business Daily we want you to know about it so you can see that at least from time to time, we are on the cutting edge or even way ahead of the curve. Bloggers, by the nature of the media, have to be self promoters so when we are ahead of the curve we are going to let you know. 

This web log has been a constant source valuable information for countless web sites and hundreds of thousands of people, and if you liked what we have done here, wait till you see our plans for after May.

Chuck Norton
Editor, IUSB Vision Web Log

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Sexist Attacks on Clarance Thomas’ Wife by the Left

Posted by iusbvision on March 15, 2010

 

The Narrative: If you are the wife of a traditional judge and you vote Republican, you should stay home and bake cookies, if you don’t you’re taking corporate money and you’re a crook.  

Of course when Hillary said she will carry on her career when Bill was running for President it was “two heads are better than one”. Democrats said it was also fine when Hillary’s law firm (Rose Law Firm) was hired by the feds and by the state of Arkansas for state business while Bill was governor.

The left-wing site CrooksandLiars (and other left-wing blogs) trashes Ginny Thomas for daring not to stay at home and do what she has always done. But wait, Ed Rendell who is Governor of Pennsylvania and a big shot on TV and fundraiser for the DNC is married to a federal judge. So I searched crooksandliars web site to see if there is anything but glowing mentions of the Rendells (Search HERE) and of course it’s all grins and giggles. Newsflash: judges often have spouses.

Mini Update – It gets better, take a gander at Justice Ginsburg’s spouse, Martin Ginsburg, who had a big shot law firm, lobbied the U.S. Senate and worked for presidential candidates like Ross Perot. Yet he is a Democrat and a man so that’s ok, I guess male spouses of judges aren’t expected to stay home and bake cookies. Of course now that I have linked to Martin Ginsburg’s wiki entry it may end up being scrubbed of pertinent info, so check the edits back to this date if it happens.

The elite media and their allies did this to Mrs. Thomas when she changed jobs in 2000 as well.

LA Times:

In 2000, while at the Heritage Foundation, she was recruiting staff for a possible George W. Bush administration as her husband was hearing the case that would decide the election. When journalists reported her work, Thomas said she saw no conflict of interest and that she rarely discussed court matters with her husband.

The L.A. Times says that Mrs Thomas is starting a “Tea Party” group, but I searched her web site and the words Tea Party do not appear on it at all. I think it would be great if she did start one, the First Amendment is for everyone, even libertarian wives of judges, but journalists are supposed to be accurate (someone tell CJR).

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Glenn Beck Destroys Elitist Progressive Pinhead: Time Magazine’s Joe Klein

Posted by iusbvision on February 14, 2010

Klein so deserved this public flogging at the hands of a true rhetorical master. Having read Joe Klein, he is half-educated and genuinely not that bright. Is there anything worse than a rather dim witted person pretending like he is a hyper intellect?

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Paulson: Palin Right On All The Hot Button Issues

Posted by iusbvision on February 14, 2010

For the record, I don’t care for Hank Paulson with good reason – the bailout bait & switch.

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Elitist progressive pinhead quote of the day II

Posted by iusbvision on February 14, 2010

This one goes to Howard Fineman of the royally in the tank Newsweek Magazine:

Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum—which is why God created Roger Ailes. The president of Fox News is, by default, the closest thing there is to a kingmaker in Anti-Obama America. And that, in turn, makes him the de facto leader of the GOP. In a relentless (and spectacularly successful) hunt for cable ratings, Ailes has given invaluable publicity to the tea partiers, furnished tryout platforms to GOP candidates, and trained a fire hose of populist anger at the president and his allies in Congress. While Beltway Republicans wring their hands or write their tracts, Ailes has worked the countryside, using his feel for Main Street resentment to attract and give voice to this year’s angriest—and most powerful—voter-viewers: those who hate the Feds, the Fed, and the Ivy League. It was Ailes who put the “party” in the tea parties by giving them a round-the-clock national stage.

Let us have some fun deconstructing this pile of nonsense shall we?

“Anti-Obama America”..

Oh it has nothing to do with the fact that the man started fracturing his campaign promises from almost minute one, the man who relaxed lobbying rules after promising to firm them up, the man who has let special interests run wild with their money being tossed everywhere. the man who speaks against earmarks while signing into law over 8,500 of them. The man who campaigned against excessive government spending only to raise it by a factor of eight and oh this list can go on for pages….

… but no it has nothing to do with that, rather it is that you are against Obama himself, most likely bnecause he is a black man who has an elitist background.

“Ailes has given invaluable publicity to the tea partiers, furnished tryout platforms to GOP candidates, and trained a fire hose of populist anger at the president and his allies in Congress”

By all means, it wasn’t just that Fox News gave the Tea Parties coverage, I mean after all their march in DC was the largest in history and even larger than the “million mom march” and the “million man march” both og which got massive coverage by the elite media; it was that Fox covered them without continually misrepresenting them and demeaning them. The Tea Party should be covered because now it is the mainstream and the numbers prove it.

Of course perhaps Fineman thinks that the Tea Party story should be almost ignored just as the Elite Media all but ignored the ACORN scandal and just as the elite media isn’t leading every hour of news with Obama’s low 40’s approval numbers just as they did to President Bush.

By the way, Tea Party candidates are challenging several powerful Republicans in primary elections. So to make it out all as a plot by the GOP means that Fineman, like most progressives, is inventing reality as he goes.

“those who hate the Feds, the Fed, and the Ivy League”

It is not a matter of hate, of course when people like Fineman call normal traditional Americans who want us to start moving back to fiscal responsibility and limited government “inbreds” and other names, it is a direct indicator that it is the progressive elite who hate traditional America.

For an example I have a short list of the hate from the progressive left:

Columbia Journalism Review called them a crude sexual name.

NBC called them Racist.

The Atlantic Monthly said that Sarah Palin’s vagina is the root of all evil.

CNN smears Tea Party protestors but coddles ones who called President Bush a Nazi.

ABC called them racist.

Nancy Pelosi called them Nazi’s and “unamerican”.

More CNN and NBC name calling.

64 year old James Carville called them “Classless old cranks“.

SEIU and ACORN thugs have violently attacked Tea Party protestors on many occasions.

Fox News reported how the Elite Media covered the first Tea Party protests

More hate from the progressive left

The list of hate from the progressive left is pretty strong. The Tea Party people don’t hate the government, they hate that all they give is are brilliant rationalizations for failure, they hate the lies, they hate the fact that the government is chasing wealth out of the country and is lost all restraint. Maybe they would not be upset with the Federal Reserve if they had policies that are sane and don’t seem to be deliberately trying to blow up the dollar.

They may hate academia though, the lies in class, the text books that are so biased, the elitism, the indoctrination,  the fact that they support central control (and suck at doing it when given the chance), the radicalizing of new teachers (2), the sexualization of our children,  the dumbing down of public education, and can’t seem to learn the lessons of history. But when the examples are examined, who the real haters are becomes clear.

The progressives believe that regular folks are mere rabble, our health care should be rationed, we should be punished if we create too much wealth, we should be called names, we should have forced abortion policies crammed down our throat because we aren’t worthy to reproduce.

So let us be clear who it is that is actually hating who.

The progressive elite has always had contempt for middle America and the little secret is that the majority of the American people support the Tea Party movement as the Tea Party leads both Democrats and Republicans on the Generic Congressional ballot. Ten months ago a Rasmussen poll showed that the American people like the Tea Party movement but people in government hate it; it is even more popular now, just ask Massachusetts and ask GOP Senate candidate Governor Charlie Crist who is about to get defeated in the GOP primary by Marco Rubio, a Tea Party guy.

Just how far can progressive elites delude themselves? How long have they come up with brilliant rationalizations for the failure of centralized control of education, the economy and society? Their failures.

If you wish to see the Tea Party people at length to judge them for yourselves, just take a look HERE and HERE. Please show me how the names that the progressive elite call them are justified.

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NBC’s Mika Brzezinski Names Abe Lincoln as Favorite Founder – UPDATE Who is the editor’s favorite founder?

Posted by iusbvision on February 13, 2010

Of course Lincoln wasn’t born until two decades after it was ratified but hey, when your a good post-modernist reality is just a mental construct anyways isn’t that right Mika?

What Mika likely also doesn’t understand is that Lincoln would consider MSNBC to be subversive, and in a time of war he would have either deported them or tossed them into the klink.

You can hear Mika name Lincoln at the 1 minute mark in the video.

While mocking Palin for saying she admired them all but Washington rises to the top Mika names a person who wasn’t even a founder. How typically delicious of ignorant elitist journalists.

IUSB Vision Editor Chuck Norton:

It is a tough question to answer, who is your favorite founder. I find myself answering that question with different names. Washington, I am not sure I have the words to describe him.  Have you ever met a man of God whose faith was so powerful that you could feel it? Few of us have but this is something that I have experienced and it is difficult to articulate. Washington’s strength of character, his devotion to the Lord and to Liberty were so powerful that anyone who knew Washington recognized it.

While Washington falls short as all who are born of a man and a woman do, Washington was truly an exceptional man and a great man in every sense of the word.

I admire Jefferson’s tenacity, Webster’s intellect and faith, Patrick Henry’s faith and his ability to speak as Homer wrote, I admire John Hancock’s boldness, Gouverneur Morris’ and Ben Franklin’s contributions and the list goes on; but if forced to pick just one I would have to start with the man who started it all. The original radical and visionary is Samuel Adams. Adams as far back as the 1740’s tirelessly spread the word, spoke and debated to get people on board his cause. He did his masters thesis in 1743 on “If it was proper to defy the King in order to preserve the Commonwealth”. Without Sam Adams world history as we know it may have been something completely different.

Ed Morrissey at Hotair.com comments on this story. Ed has a different take and says that the picking of George Washington may have been a bit “pedestrian”, and I might have agreed had I not studied George Washington as I have. Palin has quoted Washington several times that I am aware of so it is likely that she has studied him as I have. Ed rightly points out that the people at MSNBC are “chuckleheads” for not taking Mika to task for naming Lincoln while mocking Palin for saying she admired them all but believed that George Washington stood apart.

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Dr. Glenn Harlan Reynolds: What I Saw at the Tea Party Convention

Posted by iusbvision on February 12, 2010

Read this carefully.

Reynolds via WSJ:

The attendees want politicians who will deliver on Obama’s promise of clean and open government.

There were promises of transparency and of a new kind of collaborative politics where establishment figures listened to ordinary Americans. We were going to see net spending cuts, tax cuts for nearly all Americans, an end to earmarks, legislation posted online for the public to review before it is signed into law, and a line-by-line review of the federal budget to remove wasteful programs.

These weren’t the tea-party platforms I heard discussed in Nashville last weekend. They were the campaign promises of Barack Obama in 2008.

Mr. Obama made those promises because the ideas they represented were popular with average Americans. So popular, it turns out, that average Americans are organizing themselves in pursuit of the kind of good government Mr. Obama promised, but has not delivered. And that, in a nutshell, was the feel of the National Tea Party Convention. The political elites have failed, and citizens are stepping in to pick up the slack.

Angela McGlowan enters the GOP primary to represent Mississippi’s First District.
Reynolds

 

This response has brought millions of Americans to the streets over the past year, and brought quite a few people to the posh Opryland Resort (with its indoor waterfalls and boat rides, it’s like a casino without the gambling) for the convention.

Pundits claim the tea partiers are angry—and they are—but the most striking thing about the atmosphere in Nashville was how cheerful everyone seemed to be. I spoke with dozens of people, and the responses were surprisingly similar. Hardly any had ever been involved in politics before. Having gotten started, they were finding it to be not just worthwhile, but actually fun. Laughter rang out frequently, and when ne w-media mogul Andrew Breitbart held forth on a TV interview, a crowd gathered and broke into spontaneous applause.

A year ago, many told me, they were depressed about the future of America. Watching television pundits talk about President Obama’s transformative plans for big government, they felt alone, isolated and helpless. That changed when protests, organized by bloggers, met Mr. Obama a year ago in Denver, Colo., Mesa, Ariz., and Seattle, Wash. Then came CNBC talker Rick Santelli’s famous on-air rant on Feb. 19, 2009, which gave the tea-party movement its name.

Tea partiers are still angry at federal deficits, at Washington’s habit of rewarding failure with handouts and punishing success with taxes and regulation, and the general incompetence that has marked the first year of the Obama presidency. But they’re no longer depressed.

Instead, they seem energized. And surprisingly media savvy. William Temple donned colonial dress knowing that it would be an irresistible lure to TV cameras. When the cameras trained on him, he regaled interviewers with well-informed discussion of constitutional history. Other attendees were hawking DVDs, books, and Web sites promoting tea-party ideals, while discussing the use of tools like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for political organizing.

Press attention focused on Sarah Palin’s speech, which was well-received by the crowd. But the attendees I met weren’t looking to her for direction. They were hoping she would move in theirs. Right now, the tea party isn’t looking for leaders so much as leaders are looking to align themselves with the tea party.

It’s easy to see why. A recent Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll found that three-fourths of independent voters have a favorable opinion of the tea party. This enthusiasm, however, does not translate into an embrace of establishment Republicanism. One of the less-noted aspects of Mrs. Palin’s speech was her endorsement of primary challenges for incumbent Republicans, something that is already underway. Tea partiers I talked to hope to replace a lot of entrenched time-servers and to throw a scare into others.

One primary challenger is Les Phillip. He is running against Republican Parker Griffith in Alabama’s fifth congressional district. Mr. Phillip, a black businessman and Navy veteran who immigrated with his parents from Trinidad in his youth, got his start in politics speaking at a tea-party protest in Decatur, Ala., last year.

“Somebody had to speak,” he told me, “so I stepped up.” He did well enough that he was invited to speak at another protest in Trussville, Ala., after which things sort of snowballed. Of the tea partiers, he says, “Their values are pretty much mine. I live in a town in North Alabama where there are plenty of blacks driving Mercedes and living in big houses. Only in America can someone come from a little island and live the dream. I’ve liked it, and that’s what I want for my children. [But] I saw the window closing for my own kids.”

Mr. Phillip has gotten tea-party endorsements, as well as one from Mike Huckabee. The Republican establishment is siding with Mr. Griffith, who only recently switched from Democrat to Republican. That support is perhaps understandable as realpolitik, but it’s not the sort of thing that sits well with tea partiers, who think that too much realpolitik is what rendered the Republican Party corrupt and ossified over the past decade.

Mr. Phillip isn’t the only black tea-party candidate in the deep south—Angela McGlowan, who spoke in Nashville, has entered the Republican primary in Mississippi’s first district—and primary challenges aren’t the only way activists are exerting influence. Cincinnati tea-party activists are running candidates for Republican precinct executive in every precinct in their area—if elected, these candidates will help set policy platforms within the GOP and have sway over which candidates the party endorses. Activists in other states are doing the same. Adam Andrzejewski, who ran in the Republican primary for governor in Illinois, told me he will run candidates in each of Illinois’ precincts, and Utah activists are turning that state’s convention-based nominating system into a trial for incumbent Republican Sen. Robert Bennett. Plus, tea-party activists used their convention to launch a political action committee.

If 2009 was the year of taking it to the streets, 2010 is the year of taking it to the polls. With ordinary Americans setting out to reclaim the political process, it’s likely to be a bumpy ride for incumbents of both parties. I suspect the Founding Fathers would approve.

Mr. Reynolds is a law professor at the University of Tennessee.

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