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The fugly DNC chairwoman calls for the resignation of the fugly congressman

From CNN:

Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable. This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House – and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important – his and his family’s well-being.”

Well, I’d say his days  are numbered. And personally, I hate to see him out of office. I think he’d be a real gift to the Republicans for the next 18 months.  Pelosi will be the next one to issue a statement and by Sunday night, he’ll have resigned – or at least I’m betting so.

And more at Mediaite.com from Andrew Breitbart on Fox and Friends today. I just don’t see how he can make it through the weekend … or through his marriage, for that matter.

Seriously, even democrats have to agree that trolling the internet for underage girls is unacceptable and illegal.

This story is moving faster than my fingers can keep up. Pelosi has issued her statement within minutes of that fugly DNC chairwoman. Others have also.

Update from HotAir  H/t Voting Female Speaks:

That fanatic attachment to power, even at the price of seeing his dignity shredded in the media day after day, is one of the creepiest parts of this story.


Jackson says repealing Obama Care is “creeping genocide”

from HotAir.com

Is that anything like what Planned Parenthood has been doing to the Black community for decades, Rev. Jackson?


My vote is decided. McCain, if my vote matters, you’re out.

This from The Onion might be funny and this is not, but it’s all true. Romney has endorsed McCain and that alone has sealed my vote for Hayworth. I’m not at all disappointed in Romney; if he hadn’t endorsed McCain, that would have been out of character, even though there’s no love lost between them.

I understand Sarah Palin’s loyalty but I don’t agree with her and I am disappointed. Levin says loyalty is a virtue and makes (weak) excuses for her, claiming that she had to “make a difficult moral decision.”  This is one of those times that I do not agree with Mark Levin. I say she sold out on this one. I really believed she was a different (kinda like me) porson.

This from diggersrealm.com:

In the new book Game Change there are a number of revelations, gossip and innuendo that are attributed to those who were running for president in 2008. There are two quotes in the book though that I have no doubt were actually made. Both are from Senator John McCain.

The first is where McCain said that those who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens are “going to destroy the fucking party”.

The second is in a call with Senator Lindsey Graham where McCain said in frustration at the rebuke he was getting, “Listen to these people … Why would I want to be the leader of a party of such assholes?”. Graham too called those opposed to amnesty bigots.

The Senate Conservative Fund scores McCain 77% and John Kyl (Arizona’s other republican senator)  97% conservative. McCain cannot be counted on to uphold  conservative principles. He’s the poster boy for term limits, whereas Kyl is a prime example of NO term limits. I want Kyl back for as many years as we can have him.


Obama has lost all “Respect for the Office”

…an invitation from the President to meet with a mayor [of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman] while visiting a city should be treated with respect for the office, at the least.

You know, ordinarily I would agree with this statement, but no longer. This president has tarnished all “respect for the office” and all in just a year. This is the same president who has traveled the world apologizing, submitting and bowing to everyone, especially our foes and the very same man who returned presents to our allies. Nations in this world who have struggled to free themselves of totalitarianism and looked to America as their last great hope, no longer have that faith in us anymore.

Listen to the words of Lech Walesa:

Obama did all this in just a year.

How can anyone respect any of this? It goes without saying that our enemies have no respect for him and by extension, for our nation. Our enemies see us as weak and indecisive. Our friends see us as… GONE. As a nation they can no longer count on to help them fight and secure freedoms for themselves.

No, Goodman has not “overplayed his hand” in this episode. It’s time people in this country stood up to this president for his idiocies. I applaud Oscar and I hope more Americans will stand against this man’s agenda and his un-American ideologies. Maybe then he will finally “get it!”

Edited to add: Or maybe not.

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Las Vegas Mayor will give Obama the boot; Palin to kick off Tea Party Express in Reid’s hometown!

Sherman Frederick/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sen. Harry Reid called President Barack Obama today to protest his use of Las Vegas in a negative way.

Good for Harry, save for one thing — his call did no good.

The president wrote back this: “I hope you know that during my Town Hall today, I wasn’t saying anything negative about Las Vegas. I was making the simple point that families use vacation dollars, not college tuition money, to have fun. There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country’s great destinations. I have always enjoyed my visits, look forward to visiting in a few weeks, and hope folks will visit in record numbers this year.”

What kind of stupid does he think Nevadans are?

No apology … just this strange note. I hope Harry writes him back an absolutely scathing letter. I’d start out like this:

“Dear Mr. President,

“In light of your failure to understand how much damage you have done to the Nevada economy, it would be best if you cancel your upcoming visit to Las Vegas. If you don’t, don’t expect any public official to stand with you on any stage here — and that starts with me!”

Think Harry’s got the eggs for that? I hope so because, gawd, Las Vegas could use a little backbone out of our so-called most powerful politician ever.

This city is ground zero for the recession and Washington has not been very friendly lately. Maybe a full-on, four-letter-word note to Mr. I-Can-Do-No-Wrong President will jerk him back to the reality of a city at 13% unemployment.


Like a typical Marxist, Obama throws people off the ship when he no longer needs them but union members in Las Vegas haven’t yet figured that out. These people came out en masse for this guy, organized to the hilt for him and this is how he repays them? These folks are trying to feed families on cabby wages and tips. They are the hotel housekeepers and casino dealers, construction workers and valets who all depend on tourism for their livelihood, directly or indirectly and who came out and elected this lame president. He repays them by denigrating their city… again.

Harry Milquetoast Reid’s weak response – Mr. President, you really should stop picking on Las Vegas – doesn’t cut it, either. But who expects more from this lap dog?

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, who led the chorus of criticism last year when Obama warned against Las Vegas visits “on the taxpayers’ dime,” took his outrage a step further during a hastily arranged news conference at City Hall.

“An apology won’t be acceptable this time,” said Goodman, who changed his political affiliation from Democrat to nonpartisan in December as he pondered a bid for governor. “I want to assure you when he comes I will do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington and to visit his failures back there.”

Goodman raised his voice repeatedly… [Oscar Goodman, mayor and former mob lawyer – only in Las Vegas –  dontcha love it?]

Dean Heller, R-Nev., said, “At the same time the President tells people not to come to Las Vegas, he has no problems coming to our state to raise money.”

No problem whatsoever. I remember how they organized – and voted inside the casinos – to get out the vote for him and NOT Hillary, in the primaries.

I love Las Vegas and Nevada and it will always be home to me. I take his comments as a slap in the face and I hope that his beloved unions will eventually wake up and see that they too, are being slapped around by their idol.

And it might help Sen. Reid by allowing him to show Nevada voters he is willing to stand up to the president.

“This kind of separates Sen. Reid a little bit and shows he is supportive of his home state first and foremost,” she [Democratic consultant Ronni Council] said.

I’m so doubting that. His poll numbers are in the shitter out here. I have a feeling that Harry is dying right now, this is the last thing he needs. And it’s getting too late for CPR.

It’s unknown whether Obama, when he visits Las Vegas about Feb. 18, will participate in any campaign events to benefit Reid, who’s in a tough re-election battle.

Judging by Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Obama’s record at campaigning for fellow dems, sucks. I think I’d rather he stay away if I were running for something.

Council also said the fact Obama mentions Las Vegas in his speeches reinforces the desert destination as a top national getaway, even if it comes with a little scolding from an authority figure.

“Every time he says something negative about us we probably get more people who want to come here,” she said.

That’s not how Las Vegas boosters and gambling and convention industry officials viewed Obama’s first Las Vegas remark, delivered in February 2009 during a speech at a recreational vehicle factory.

I beg to differ with this democrat hack. It was reported that after Obama’s remarks last year, Las Vegas lost $400 million in tourist and convention dollars.

“You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime,” Obama said in a remark aimed at bailout-accepting bankers who had been accused of cavorting in Las Vegas as their companies collapsed.

But executives from Las Vegas’ biggest resort companies said the remark scared off business. The banking firm Goldman Sachs bailed out of a Las Vegas event to escape the perception of wasteful spending only to reschedule in San Francisco, a more expensive destination.

I’m anxious to see how he will be received when he comes to Vegas in the next couple weeks. Maybe I’ll try to be in the city that day.

But the best news of the day, also from today’s R-J:

Posted by Laura Myers
Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 at 07:55 PM

Sarah Palin, who has achieved rock star status among conservative Republicans, is coming to Sen. Harry Reid’s hometown.

She’ll be in Searchlight March 27 to launch a Tea Party Express cross-country bus tour that ends in Washington, D.C., on April 15 – Tax Day – after stopping in 42 cities along way, according to organizers.

Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican John McCain’s vice presidential running mate in 2008, will help step up the Tea Party activists’ campaign to unseat Democrats and GOP incumbents who don’t adhere to the conservatives’ agenda of less spending, less taxes and less government. The Tea Party movement also is backing newcomer candidates who see things their way as well.

The hottest spot in Searchlight - Terrible Herbst's gas station/McDonalds/Casino. I can recommend this as a good, clean bathroom pit stop.

“We’re really excited,” Levi Russell, a Tea Party Express spokesman, said in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We knew the Searchlight kick off was going to be big with all the conservative candidates runnng against Reid there to make this a referendum on Reid. But Sarah Palin has greatly magnified that.”

The confirmed GOP primary candidates seeking Reid’s seat include Sue Lowden, Danny Tarkanian and Sharron Angle, Russell said.

Sen. Reid responded to Palin with a bring it on invitation: “Make sure you stop by the Nugget for a ten-cent cup of coffee with free refills – and make sure to say “hi” to Verlie,” Reid said in a statement.

Reid grew up in Searchlight, a small mining town about 60 miles south of Las Vegas. He’s seeking a fifth term but he’s running behind his potential GOP opponents in early polls. And the national Republican Party is targeting him for ouster because, as Senate majority leader, he has led the unpopular effort to reform health care and do Obama’s bidding on Capitol Hill.

Palin is delivering the keynote address at the National Tea Party Convention this weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

The Tea Party organizers are hoping for big crowds in Searchlight, but even larger crowds in Washington, D.C. – hundreds of thousands, like the Sept. 12 rally last year, according to Russell.

The Tea Party movement of anti-tax and anti-big government conservatives formed last year and has grown larger and more popular across the country as voters have become disenchanted with Washington politics – even with mainline Republicans on Capitol HIll but especially with Democratic President Barack Obama and the Democrats who control both houses of Congress.

I’m not working that day and I WILL be in Searchlight – a mere 70 miles from me – to see Sarah and see this express kick off to a roaring start! I’ll take pictures, too!

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There’s the educated class and then there’s “the rest of us”

I read this column by David Brooks in the NYT  last week, H/T to HotAir.com, and it infuriated me. Since then, Michael Barone and Michelle Malkin have  taken this guys premise on.

David Brooks has said that he divides people into “those who talk like  us, and those who don’t.” In his column he again categorizes people as those in the  “educated class” and the rest of us.

Here’s an example of Brooks’ elitist/education based prejudice from Michelle Malkin’s site; take note of the college pedigree’s:

Jan. 20, 2009, will be a historic day. Barack Obama (Columbia, Harvard Law) will take the oath of office as his wife, Michelle (Princeton, Harvard Law), looks on proudly. Nearby, his foreign policy advisers will stand beaming, including perhaps Hillary Clinton (Wellesley, Yale Law), Jim Steinberg (Harvard, Yale Law) and Susan Rice (Stanford, Oxford D. Phil.).

The domestic policy team will be there, too, including Jason Furman (Harvard, Harvard Ph.D.), Austan Goolsbee (Yale, M.I.T. Ph.D.), Blair Levin (Yale, Yale Law), Peter Orszag (Princeton, London School of Economics Ph.D.) and, of course, the White House Counsel Greg Craig (Harvard, Yale Law)…

In Brooks’ opinion, only those with M.A.’s and higher after their names, should be governing us.

In his most recent column, Brooks compares the Tea Party members (the uneducated class) to the Obama educated class. And apparently the Tea Partiers are not smart enough – yet – to realize that we need those guys to lead us. To Brooks, it’s almost as though, those who do not support or belong to the educated class are just being contrarians for the sake of being contrary:

The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.

The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.

I guess it’s not possible in the educated brain of Mr. Brooks that maybe “the educated class” is wrong on all these issues! I guess he doesn’t know that all those issues that the “educated class” supports are UNCONSTITUTIONAL! “The rest of us” (the uneducated class) seem to know and understand more about that document than his ilk does.

Instead of contrasting the smart guys and “the rest of us”, Barone compares those who follow style (Obamatrons) and “the rest of us” who follow substance:

…it sounds like Brooks was indulging the conceit of so many liberals that they are, well, simply smarter than conservatives.

But when you look back over the surges of enthusiasm in the politics of the last two years, you see something like this: The Obama enthusiasts who dominated so much of the 2008 campaign cycle were motivated by style. The tea party protesters who dominated so much of 2009 were motivated by substance.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Obama_s-rapturous-style-versus-tea-party-substance-8756474-81280502.html#ixzz0cZzuqeSJ)

If you’re a devotee of style, you’re buying every issue of Vanity Fair or People rag/mags to see Mrs. TheOne’s new spring fashion wardrobe or her new way cool hairdo, or gawking at TheOne’s serious six-pack and pecks.

If you’re a follower of coolness, you’re a twenty-something watching mindless Jersey Shores reality tv on  “Rock the Vote” network.

If your motivation is substance, you’re reading the Constitution, the health care and crap and tax bills and getting smart enough to debate candidates, congressmen and senators at town hall meetings.

Tell me again Mr. Brooks, who is the educated class in this country?


Having coffee with the biggest bunch of crybabies

This may be my favorite video clip of all time!

Love to have been at the next table during this little meeting.


Issuing threats to talk radio

MATTHEWS: They, they, people the activists on radio are not afraid because they’re not afraid of anything. But at some point if we have violence in this country against our president of any form or attempt, people are gonna pay for it, the people who have encouraged the craziness. And I get the feeling, at some point, the responsible grown ups like people who have [been] elected 20 or 30 years, who know what it means to be responsible officeholders, must be saying to themselves, “I don’t want to be one of the people responsible if one of these Looney Tunes gets a gun and does something.”

Does Chris Matthews take the same credit for the pro-lifer who was gunned down? Does he take responsibility for the pro-Obama nutcase who bit off the finger of man at a town hall meeting?

Is the standard going to be the same for the Twilight Zone media?

When did he become OUR president, Chris? He might be yours, but he’s shown himself to not care about being mine. He refuses to talk to the 22% of independents who watch Fox News, just because they watch Fox News. He had no idea about any TEA party rallys. He wasn’t paying attention to the amount of federal money (MY taxes, by the way) that ACORN has been and would be receiving.

Who’s president is he? He said he wanted to be the president of all the people and then he acts contrary to that at every turn.


You won’t be taxed – not one slim dime – but you WILL be fined!

Senate ObamaCare bill fines families $3800 per year for ignoring mandate

posted at 5:25 pm on September 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) released his general plan for the Senate version of ObamaCare yesterday, and it portends some hefty costs for American families.  Baucus stripped out the public option but left in place individual mandates to buy insurance — and backed them with big fines, administered by the IRS.  Each family could pay up to $3800 per year for failing to get government-approved coverage:

A bipartisan group of senators huddled in the afternoon to decide whether to move forward on an overhaul plan that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D., Mont.) began circulating over the weekend. The plan includes some of the stiffest penalties Congress has proposed for Americans who don’t carry health insurance coverage.

Sen. Baucus emerged from a meeting with the six-member bipartisan group saying he had given his colleagues until 10 a.m. Wednesday to provide feedback on his draft. The group will meet again Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to come up with an agreement before Mr. Obama’s address.

Under the plan, people who earn between 100% and 300% of the poverty level (or between about $22,000 a year and $66,000 a year for a family of four) would face fees ranging from $750 to $1,500 a year.

For taxpayers with incomes above 300% of poverty, the penalty starts at $950 a year and reaches as high as $3,800 for families. Nearly 12 million people fit in this category, according to the National Institute for Health Care Management.

Individual mandates are bad enough, at least constitutionally speaking.  States have insurance mandates for drivers, but those are predicated on accessing public roads, not private enterprise.  The courts should make minced meat out of an argument that Congress has the power to compel citizens to buy insurance for any reason, let alone health insurance.

But the problem here goes beyond the mandate, and even beyond the fine.  Who will manage this mandate?  Who determines the validity or non-validity of insurance coverage?  That bastion of medical knowledge, the Internal Revenue Service.  Taxpayers will have to provide proof of insurance from the previous tax year to avoid the fines.  If the IRS doesn’t consider the coverage adequate, families could be out the cost of the coverage and the fine.  They can appeal any negative verdicts, of course … to the IRS.

The IRS hasn’t the expertise, nor the flexibility, to manage the nation’s health-insurance coverages.  This is a tremendously bad idea.  As I wrote earlier, who in this country believes that the IRS doesn’t intrude enough into their lives?