Obama Cap & Trade – a Clear and Present Danger to American Economy, So Says Sarah Palin

This is a new chapter in the history books which records Obama’s track record as president.

Sarah Palin is calling the Elitist Socialist-In-Chief for his political advantage inspired assault on the Economy of the US all the while playing a Shell Game of Propaganda.

Bottom line… Russia, China, India, and Mexico is ignoring Obama’s contrived “Global Warming Hype” and will do nothing to curtail CO2. Meanwhile Obama Incorporated stands to profit in the billions from tax hikes on Americans in the guise of Cap & Trade.

This is a fraud so audacious it defies the full means to describe it’s length width and depth.

Well… Sarah Pain, silent no longer, just called Obama on his Colossal Bull Crap and Trade.

Excerpts from Sarah Palin’s statement…

“Cap and Trade is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.”

In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan.

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

Sarah Palin’s Full Statement:

The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End

By Sarah Palin
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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283 Responses to Obama Cap & Trade – a Clear and Present Danger to American Economy, So Says Sarah Palin

  1. Foxwood says:

    Crap and Trade is a piece of… Made up science to collect taxes and control your life. Some will willingly let the government control them. It’s sad.

    There is no crisis and we do NOT take from the poor countries to pay for our desires. Your deluded to believe it. There is no Zero Sum Pie. Anyone in economics (except for Robert B. Riccccchhhhhhhah) knows this.

  2. samhenry says:

    Morning FOX, Tellit

    It seems to me that first we need to improve recycling so that all materials are recycled. That will take massive education.

    Then we need to move to more environmentally efficient cars.

    This is enough of a contribution. Obama needs to level with the American people and confess that this is a money-raising bill period. He can do that some other way – and I don’t mean hobble the rich further.

    I have read where Congress will give him a watered down bill. We have given him everything for which he has asked.

    He has not killed corporate America, he has tried to save it and keep it under his sway. Think of the economic power HE has.

    No, No No, Mr. Bill, to further gutting of our economy. He may as well just turn the country right now over to China and the Soviets.

  3. samhenry says:

    Sorry to miss everyone – especially when I agree with all comments!

    Dog overboard…

  4. tellitlikeitis says:

    If I didn’t know better I swear they are trying to bury this economy. There have to be experts on capital hill warning of the consequences of all this. They must think rich people are stupid and are just going to roll over and take this screwing.

  5. m2 says:

    hi that’s the difference betw. Conservative VP of rich and Liberal. The Liberals are jealous and want to steal. The Conservatives are for freedom of person, and the idea that anyone can realize the “American Dream”… thus they don’t care about envying what others have. They believe they can make their own dreams come true in the greatest nation that is swiftly trying to change to mediocre central power enslavement.

  6. samhenry says:

    Making a quick check on the blog – do you peeps hover until I have jumped ship?

  7. samhenry says:

    I will be meeting iReporter PunjabiPower at a Thruway exit coffee shop at 11:00 EDT. He is on his way from Toronto where he lives to NYC. We did not know we were so close to each other. He is kind to ole dawgs.

  8. samhenry says:

    Great Thundering Silence! I am outta here!

  9. tellitlikeitis says:

    m2, did you get your TV fixed?

  10. samhenry says:

    Permanently. Quelle Blog.

  11. samhenry says:

    hmmmmm – my assessment was correct. Quelle lack of respect for a colleague.

  12. samhenry says:

    FOX – you and your pals – you will kill this blog with your treatment of others – especially those who disagree with you. I just can’t be bothered with those of you on here this AM.

  13. samhenry says:

    Indy – you have always been this way. You will not change. M2 I’m surprised at you.

    Rose and I don’t have the “cabal” you seem to have. We are independent but supportive of each other. Well, enough bowing to you. I will leave that to OBAMA.

  14. samhenry says:

    Oh, and goodbye to you to, Sami. I wouldn’t want to miss saying goodbye to ALL of the FOX supporters and enemies of poor Rose. She overreacts but that is no reason to clobber her and VF will handle things. I cower to no one.

  15. samhenry says:

    You have all shown your true childish colors today. I hope you will attract good bloggers from now on.

    Over and OUT!

  16. Foxwood says:

    I had to leave SamH. What’s the problem? I have things I have to get done.

  17. m2 says:

    What are you talking about SH?

    ?????

  18. Foxwood says:

    M2, I don’t know if you sent an email. I’m at work and don’t get them here. Where ever here is.

  19. m2 says:

    tell it says: They must think rich people are stupid and are just going to roll over and take this screwing.

    m2 says: hi that’s the difference betw. Conservative VP of rich and Liberal. The Liberals are jealous and want to steal. The Conservatives are for freedom of person, and the idea that anyone can realize the “American Dream”… thus they don’t care about envying what others have. They believe they can make their own dreams come true in the greatest nation that is swiftly trying to change to mediocre central power enslavement.

    That’s what got you upset SH? I agree with Tellit, sorry… the Liberals in power create class envy, and make people want to “SOAK THE RICH” – I consider that STEALING.

  20. Foxwood says:

    Don’t know M2. I just made my first stop and was going to comment on what I missed. SamH had a good one to comment on, but now what?

  21. m2 says:

    No I don’t know what people are mad about… if you don’t tell us what it is how are we to know SH.

  22. Foxwood says:

    SamH said:
    “I wouldn’t want to miss saying goodbye to ALL of the FOX supporters and enemies of poor Rose.”

    I think that is the crux of the problem, M2.

  23. LisaInTX says:

    Off topic but interesting read.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104009

    A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

    His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending deployment orders.

    “We won! We won before we even arrived,” she said with excitement. “It means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate – and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!”

    She continued, “They just said, ‘Order revoked.’ No explanation. No reasons – just revoked.”

    A hearing on the questions raised by Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, an engineer who told WND he wants to serve his country in Afghanistan, was scheduled for July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

  24. Foxwood says:

    I have to hit my next cell site. Cya in 30.

  25. m2 says:

    I’m not seeing how I showed “childish colors” when I made like 2 comments today and 1 was full of links for VF. My other comment I stand by completely. Class envy is what has driven Obama to these extremes he’s getting away with.

  26. m2 says:

    Well no one is against anyone…
    That is my understanding. So I don’t appreciate being slammed for espousing my viewpoint.

    sorry.

    thanks lisa.

    tty people later.

  27. LisaInTX says:

    Good morning Fox, SamH, M2, Tellit

    How about that Sarah Palin!!!!!!! YEAH!!! Kick that Socialist butt!!! lol

  28. samhenry says:

    FOX – you have it all wrong as usual. You took just part of my Latino woman messages. I really don’t want to respond further. If you all go back over my messages, I think it’s pretty clear what happened this AM and on other occasions.

    I will miss you all and I hover but I will not blog.

    I am not mad at viewpoints, I am mad at being ignored when I am on – especially by FOX and tellit. And I see that Rose may be difficult at times and FOX too but there is not compassion for bad days.

    I really am late meeting PunjabiPower this AM. Sorry if I mistook what happened to day but as I said, this not the first time.

  29. Foxwood says:

    Before I leave, I have a new post. The last one p!ssed off a few. This one will be sure to do the same.

    http://animal-farm.us/change/freedom-lost-the-constitution-and-crap-521

  30. m2 says:

    OH, SH… you think I am ignoring you???

    That’s not what I am doing, silly!!

    I am surfing the internet in between firing off comments!

  31. Foxwood says:

    I have not ignored you. I was driving to my cell site. I CAN DO THAT CAN I!

  32. m2 says:

    anyway… later all.

  33. Foxwood says:

    I’m driving to my next cell site. I’ll try to keep everyone informed in the futer when I do such a thing.

  34. m2 says:

    I was going to say… I don’t say anything diff. than lisa, belle, or VF. So why be mad at that?

    This situation is RIDONKULUS.

    Just take a look at the Mayor of SF calling Palin a “genius” and breathe… ahhhhhh..

    🙂

  35. tellitlikeitis says:

    The Small Business Surtax
    The Obama Democrats pick income redistribution over job creation and economic growth.

    Jason Furman owes an apology to Michael Boskin, the Stanford economist who wrote a year ago on these pages that Barack Obama would raise American income tax rates nearly to 60%. Mr. Furman, then in the Obama campaign and now at the White House, claimed this was wrong and that Democrats would merely raise taxes back to their Clinton-era level.

    House Democrats are now proving that Mr. Boskin had it right, and before it’s over even he may have underestimated how high taxes will go. In the middle of a recession and with rising unemployment, Democrats have been letting it leak that they want to raise U.S. tax rates higher than they’ve been in nearly 30 years in order to finance government health care.

    Every detail isn’t known, but late last week Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel disclosed that his draft bill would impose a “surtax” on individuals with adjusted gross income of more than $280,000 a year. This would hit job creators especially hard because more than six of every 10 who earn that much are small business owners, operators or investors, according to a 2007 Treasury study. That study also found that almost half of the income taxed at this highest rate is small business income from the more than 500,000 sole proprietorships and subchapter S corporations whose owners pay the individual rate.

    In addition, many more smaller business owners with lower profits would be hit by the Rangel plan’s payroll tax surcharge. That surcharge would apply to all firms with 25 or more workers that don’t offer health insurance to their employees, and it would amount to an astonishing eight percentage point fee above the current 15% payroll levy.

    Here’s the ugly income-tax math. First, Mr. Obama has promised to let the lower Bush tax rates expire after 2010. This would raise the top personal income tax rate to 39.6% from 35%, and the next rate to 36% from 33%. The Bush expiration would also phase out various tax deductions and exemptions, bringing the top marginal rate to as high as 41%.

    Then add the Rangel Surtax of one percentage point, starting at $280,000 ($350,000 for couples), plus another percentage point at $400,000 ($500,000 for couples), rising to three points on more than $800,000 ($1 million) in 2011. But wait, there’s more. The surcharge could rise by two more percentage points in 2013 if health-care costs are larger than advertised — which is a near-certainty. Add all of this up and the top marginal tax rate would climb to 46%, which hasn’t been seen in the U.S. since the Reagan tax reform of 1986 cut the top rate to 28% from 50%.

    States have also been raising their income tax rates, so in California and New York City the top rate would be around 58%. The Tax Foundation reports that at least half of all states would have combined state-federal tax rates of more than 50%.

    Mr. Rangel also wants to apply his surcharges to investment income like capital gains. So the combined effect of repealing the Bush tax cuts and the new surcharges would be to raise the tax on stock appreciation by at least 60% — to as high as 24% from 15% today. President Obama has been worrying about a capital squeeze on small businesses, but raising the capital gains tax would only further starve them of funds.

    Democrats claim these tax increases on the rich won’t do any economic harm. They should read the work of Christina Romer before she became chief White House economist. Ms. Romer and her husband, David Romer, a Berkeley economist, have published multiple studies on the impact of tax policy changes over the past 100 years. One of their findings is that “tax increases appear to have a very large, sustained and highly significant negative impact on output.” In other words, tax hikes are an antistimulus.

    Another implication of the Rangel plan is that America’s successful small businesses would pay higher tax rates than the Fortune 500, and for that matter than most companies around the world. The corporate federal-state tax rate applied to General Electric and Google is about 39% in the U.S., and the business tax rate is about 25% in the OECD countries. So the U.S. would have close to the most punitive taxes on small business income anywhere on the globe.

    Mr. Rangel and House Democrats are also banking on the idea that raising tax rates by 20% will raise 20% more tax revenue, but that’s like telling Wal-Mart it can raise prices by 20% and get 20% more profit. When taxes on the rich rise, their reported income tends to decline. The last time the top federal income tax rate was 50%, the richest 1% paid only about 25% of all income taxes. Today, at a 35% rate they pay nearly 40%.

    A new study by the Kaufman Foundation finds that small business entrepreneurs have led America out of its last seven post-World War II recessions. They also generate about two of every three new jobs during a recovery. The more the Obama Democrats reveal of their policies, the more it’s clear that they prize income redistribution above all else, including job creation and economic growth.

  36. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hello Lisa!

  37. Foxwood says:

    Tellit! Your ignoring me and I’m leaving!

  38. LisaInTX says:

    SamHenry
    Why so sensitive this morning? I know that when I log on, that I read the report, then try and catch up on what the comments were said, but not always. Sometimes I’ll comment, then go read email, or I’ll get a phone call right after making a few comments or maybe my cats destroy something that needs my immediate attention.
    Real life sometimes gets in the way of commenting back on the blog, and I hope that EVERYONE here realizes that and that I also understand that they have Real Lives and may not respond back to what I have commented on.

    I think our lives are confused enough without the added attempts to make folks feel guilty about not commenting to everything someone blogs on here.

  39. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Tellit and Fox
    Interesting morning…..hmmm…
    I have just received a book I ordered titled “The Marketing of Evil” by David Kupelian….the first few pages have been very revealing.
    Have either of you read this yet?

  40. Foxwood says:

    I’m sorry for acting like an arse Lisa, but it p!sses me off to get blamed for something I DIDN’T DO!

  41. Foxwood says:

    I’ll have to check it out Lisa, never heard of it till your mention.

  42. LisaInTX says:

    “How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom”

  43. LisaInTX says:

    Fox
    I ordered it from WND…the above caption made it a MUST have…..lol

  44. LisaInTX says:

    It starts out by how “Homosexuality” has been packaged and thrust upon America as ‘normal’ and not a mental illness that it REALLY is and has always been considered.
    I’m only on page 21, but it all makes sense so far.

  45. Foxwood says:

    I’ve reread all of the comments this morning. I was driving the whole time someone was expecting a reply. I guess that is my fault and I take full responsibility. I didn’t tell the proper authorities that I have to work for a living. I will try to do better in the future. I’m sorry.

  46. Foxwood says:

    Sorry again Lisa, I’m blowing off steam.

  47. LisaInTX says:

    I understand Fox and agree. We all contribute here as we can or when time allows.

  48. LisaInTX says:

    On Topic, I’ve been reporting that Nobama was a “Clear and Present Danger” since he revealed Top Secret Documents that put our Nation and Troops in harms ways.
    The DHS was just another of his tactics that has placed American Citizens at further odds with each other—I think the man wants civil war–IMO

  49. samhenry says:

    Lisa – This has NOTHING to do with you, Belle, V2, Karm, etc.

    FOX as I have said before, please eliminate your personal remarks on the blog. It chases away those who view this blog. You have my pm. Use it. However, with your remark to Tellit about me and now to Lisa – I just can’t talk with you further. I tried to find you e-mail in my in-box or I would have taken this up with you that way.

    It is not just today, FOX. I may have misunderstood or overreacted but this today represents ongoing concerns. You will apologize and then say BUT then talk about what a tough customer you are. You say sorry here today and then go on to make fun of me. This is not being the friend you tell me you are. A friend would have not done this but have waited for a tweet or an e-mail from me or have sent one back the other way.

  50. Foxwood says:

    I’ll check out the book. I’m in the middle of “The coming insurrection” by The Invisible Committee

    I got to get back to work.

  51. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, I am sorry if you think I am ignoring you.

  52. samhenry says:

    I now have M2’s e-mail and can take things up with her directly and clarify as we have done this AM.

    As I said, I don’t like to clog the blog with personal stuff but I do not have e-mail addresses for Tellit or Sami and as I said, I had lost yours.

    Again FOX, I might have come on to apologize to you but your said:

    I was in the car driving to work – AM I ALLOWED? Your usual defiance made me cancel that.

    Not this is all. I just wanted to clarify to Lisa and let you know I lost your e-mail. I will appreciate it if you would not continue your remarks about me on the blog. It does not do anything to my reputation; only to yours and you do have a good one for your intellect.

    Punjabipower called to say he was late so I can respond.

    I really have left the blog as a blogger.

  53. Foxwood says:

    You don’t think you’ve hurt me? I have NOT ignored you, but I will now! Bye.

  54. tellitlikeitis says:

    No Lisa, I haven’t read it.

  55. samhenry says:

    Foxwood, I am sorry if you think I am ignoring you.

  56. Foxwood says:

    I was just trying to make a point, Tellit. I know your busy like I am and don’t have time to answer every comment. Karma does it, M2 Does it. Even VF does it. But you and I have ben singled out, AGAIN!

  57. Foxwood says:

    And today, I’ll be the Drama Mama. It’s “One Life To Live” Wednesday.

  58. samhenry says:

    And you keep it on… You never do anything but what you want to do, FOX. That is your weakness not your strength and I say this in all kindness to help you. So carry on making fun of someone you formerly called “friend.” You could do this to anyone on the blog but you have singled Rose and Me out! All’s fair now let’s cut out the c….

  59. samhenry says:

    You have my PM – use it. If you carry this on – I don’t think VF will be very pleased. I have already e-mailed her of my overreaction but my resolve to leave anyway.

  60. Foxwood says:

    Have a nice day 🙂

  61. LisaInTX says:

    Foxwood
    I just ready your report and left you a comment….Right on my friend!!! Well said :-}

  62. tellitlikeitis says:

    Wow, I am not on this blog all the time. If somone gives me a greeting I will repond immediatly if I am on. I usually go back and forth between VF’s site and others. If I do not reply to you promptly it is not because I am ignoring you it is because I am on another site at that time and will reply when I come back.

  63. tellitlikeitis says:

    It’s pointless to bicker among ourselves. That’s what Obama and friends want is for us to be divided.

  64. LisaInTX says:

    SamH
    We all appreciate your contributions to our community.
    Best Wishes Lisa

  65. Foxwood says:

    I’m sorry Tellit. I get accused of something I didn’t do, and I don’t take it well. I hold a grudge.

  66. LisaInTX says:

    TellIt
    Thank you for the information above. If my dad thought that FDR was a commie and that his taxes almost destroyed America—wonder what he would have said about Nobama and his plotting scams???

  67. Foxwood says:

    If anyone is trying to leave me an email, I can’t get to it at work. I’ll respond tonight when I get home.

  68. samiam60 says:

    Here is something from July 13th blog that is important as we are all on a two way street here and no one is innocent all the time. Hope this can settle the drama of the past few hours.

    Rosehips said on July 13th:

    I want to apologize to everyone for being so ornery this morning and especially to foxy for being so offensive. I didn’t realize how offensive I was until I just re-read my comments.

    Foxy, I have singled you out. You are right. I know the divide between our views and ideologies is very wide, but if we can express them without being disrespectful or insulting, it will make everyone feel much happier and comfortable expressing their viewpoints.

    I went way too far today. I attacked you personally and I am sorry. I think the diversity we have here is special and I hope we can try to maintain it without offending anyone to the point that they don’t want to be here.

    I want to make peace and I want us both to feel free to disagree without feeling insulted for our beliefs.

    Let’s give it a try, okay?

  69. samiam60 says:

    Looks like the Dollybama is up to his usual Presidential duties: Speeches, endless speeches that he cannot back up.

  70. tellitlikeitis says:

    Lisa, I seems like their goal is to bury the economy. This economy is like a severly injured man lying in the road but instead of calling the paramedicas and offering assistance they come up and start kicking it in the head with stuff like cap and trade, healthcare, new taxes etc. I can’t believe there would be an economist out there that would believe that what going on in DC will help this economy. If you think about it in these terms it makes sense meaning if you bankrupt the country causing total kaos then the government could just step in and take over with martial law or something , suspend the constution and we become an instant chavez/castro dictatorship. I really believe that it the long term goal.

  71. LisaInTX says:

    Tellit
    I agree with you. Total destruction of our constitution and our way of life in exchange for a Totalitarian Dictatorship under Nobama regime.
    What he fails to understand though, is that more than 3/4ths of the people of America are fully aware of what he is doing and that he has truly hit a wall of outrage of biblical proportions!!

  72. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Sami!!
    I saw the latest death of a telli-prompter…may it rest in pieces…lol

  73. samiam60 says:

    Good Afternoon Lisa, Tellit, Fox, VF, M2, SamH,

  74. samiam60 says:

    Lisa if they take away Dollybama’s telepromter and writters he would have to resign. I don’t think he has one single thought of his own.

  75. m2 says:

    Dollybama!!! HA HA HA!!!

    How about “the Obami”

    Ha ha ha ha!!!

  76. LisaInTX says:

    I still get confused on the time frame here…it’s still morning here in TX at 11:14am…. lol

  77. samiam60 says:

    Old Duker is back 🙂

  78. samiam60 says:

    How about Bambi

  79. LisaInTX says:

    Sami and M2
    LMAO….hahahaaaaa :-p
    “Dollybama and The Obami”

  80. samiam60 says:

    Meant to say Obambi, I’m just old is all.

  81. samiam60 says:

    Shambomma

  82. LisaInTX says:

    M2
    I liked the Jedi theme you posted awhile back! lol…that was funny!

  83. m2 says:

    how about Barry Soetoro

  84. m2 says:

    Barry “Hussein” Soetoro?

  85. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    I agree. The man would only be able to voice “Ahhhh..ahhhhh….ahhhhhh….ahhhhhhh….ahhhhh and Ahhhhhhh…..ahhhhh…ahhhhh…..ahhhhhh
    Thank you, “So let it be written, so let it be done!”
    😛

  86. m2 says:

    12:20 here…
    I’m eating garlic triskets with roast beef and provolone. A magical combination!

  87. LisaInTX says:

    Anyone keeping up with the latest Socialist/Racist in robes confirmation?

  88. samiam60 says:

    Lisa says:
    Sami
    I agree. The man would only be able to voice “Ahhhh..ahhhhh….ahhhhhh….ahhhhhhh….ahhhhh and Ahhhhhhh…..ahhhhh…ahhhhh…..ahhhhhh
    Thank you, “So let it be written, so let it be done!”
    😛

    So let it be written, so let it be done, AaAhhhHHhhhhhahahahahahahahahah
    ahahahahhahahhahAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    AHAHAHAHA Yul Bryner said that in the 10 Commandments, OhhhhhaaaaaaaHAHAHAHA

  89. m2 says:

    9+ years of statements all denied yesterday in order to slink though as a fraud…

    nope, I’m not keeping up with it b/c I just don’t care..

  90. LisaInTX says:

    Hope you have breath freshener…lol…..sounds yummy though!

  91. samiam60 says:

    M2 I am eating Kielbosi and sauerkraut for lunch.

    Will be contributing to global warming in about an hour…. 😦

  92. m2 says:

    Yums!!

    and LOL

  93. samiam60 says:

    Welp gotta go cut down some trees for the campfire later tonight.

  94. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    LOL—where is Charlton Heston when we need him???
    Looks like the Omega Man movie may come full circle too!!!

    M2
    Yeah, I watched some of it yesterday, but after she said that she was only trying to “Inspire” people with her racist statements, I had to go throwup!!

  95. m2 says:

    More bad polling news for the Dems and Obama

    For the second time since Obama took office, Republicans have been leading Democrats on Rasmussen’s Generic Congressional Ballot for three consecutive weeks.

    The gap between the two parties matches the previous record of three points; however, it is the first time that the gap between the two parties has been that wide for two consecutive weeks. If the GOP holds its lead for a fourth week, it will be a record. Ditto if the amount of that lead exceeds three points

  96. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    LOL—at global warming contributions…hahahaa

  97. samiam60 says:

    Goods news M2, Happy days are here again, 🙂

  98. m2 says:

    Time to put the little girl to bed and get to work again..

    laters… 😀

  99. LisaInTX says:

    M2
    People are flat out PISSED OFF at this crap. The economy will never rebound with the stuff the ‘Dollybama” is implementing.
    Americans are finally waking up and smelling the coffee or Tea, which ever they prefer.

  100. samiam60 says:

    Its so hot here today, Got the Air blastin and the Suburban running to cool it down as I deisel my way down to the forrest, ops better take my gun and gas chain saw with me.

  101. samiam60 says:

    Ripppppppppppppp, there goes the ozone. sorry

  102. LisaInTX says:

    See ya later M2,

    Sami
    Yes, that is good news. Now if only we can get more and more people involved to protest this corruption, we might be able to reverse this crap.

  103. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    Hurt a socialist, cut down a cherry tree therapy? hahahaaa

  104. LisaInTX says:

    Better be careful, soon you’ll be paying taxes on that “Rippppppppp”….. the One has spoken!!

  105. LisaInTX says:

    Well I gotta run…enjoyed the visit everyone.
    Keep your spirits high my friends.
    This too shall pass…..one way or the other.

  106. samiam60 says:

    This bares repeating :

    DIVORCE AGREEMENT

    OUTSTANDING!

    Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

    We have stuck together since the late 1950’s, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

    Here is a model separation agreement:

    Our two groups can equitably divide up this country by landmass each taking a portion.. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

    We don’t like re distributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

    We’ll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.. You can have your beloved homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks. We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .

    You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters.

    When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

    We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

    We’ll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volkswagen you can find.

    We’ll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute Imagine, I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

    We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

  107. karmahd says:

    Karma thoughts for the day up until 12:50

    It looks like a rebellion has started, on the massive spending by the democratic party, and anyone who has signed on and passed any to the past porkulus crap that is burdening the future of our children, they will be held accountable in the next election. The GAO is now stating the the debt being created will severely hamper growth and recovery of our economy. Obamas socialistic spending is now on the front burner, don’t let up blogger of Blogwood!!!

  108. karmahd says:

    Parting thought, someone and I don’t know who, but Sodamamma was asked about her beliefs on gun control!! Yipiee a relevant question!!!

  109. samiam60 says:

    Good to see you Karma

  110. newsbird says:

    greetings to everyone! did you apply for a permission to gather in such large numbers for a peaceful protest of Obama’s cap and trade?

    It is not only a bad idea but it will lead to subprime carbon and a new derivatives market.

    Have you seen Kerry blast Palin in Huffinton Post: Palin should check out ‘the view from her front porch’ – he is Obama’s hitman.
    I just hate how they can’t keep from hitting her with garbage like that. I hope Palin stays out of this type of nastyness.

  111. tellitlikeitis says:

    hi karma, sam

  112. Foxwood says:

    Your being ignored Tellit. But I won’t ignore you.

  113. Foxwood says:

    (sniff) now I’m being ignored. 😦

  114. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi foxwood

  115. Foxwood says:

    I was just reading where Bush signed a bill in January 2008, that will start the elimination of incandescent bulbs in 2012.

    We will be stuck with the more polluting CF bulbs. I’m working on an article as to why they are more polluting, but I bet you can already guess why.

  116. samiam60 says:

    Hi Fox Tellit.

  117. tellitlikeitis says:

    What a sad but beautiful story.

    British conductor Edward Downes and his wife have died at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, their family said Tuesday July 14, 2009. The family said Downes, 85, and his 74-year-old wife Joan died Friday “peacefully and under circumstances of their own choosing” at a Zurich clinic run by the group Dignitas. “After 54 happy years together, they decided to end their own lives rather than continue to struggle with serious health problems,” the statement said. (AP Photo/Bill Cooper/PA Wire)
    never spam

    LONDON — He spent his life conducting world-renowned orchestras, but was almost blind and growing deaf – the music he loved increasingly out of reach. His wife of 54 years had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. So Edward and Joan Downes decided to die together.

    Downes – Sir Edward since he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991 – and his wife ended their lives last week at a Zurich clinic run by the assisted suicide group Dignitas. They drank a small amount of clear liquid and died hand-in-hand, their two adult children by their side. He was 85 and she was 74.

    The deaths were a poignant coda to Edward Downes’ illustrious musical career, and have reignited a debate in Britain about whether people should be able to help ailing loved ones end their lives.

    The couple’s children said Tuesday that they died “peacefully and under circumstances of their own choosing” on Friday.

    “After 54 happy years together, they decided to end their own lives rather than continue to struggle with serious health problems,” said a statement from the couple’s son and daughter, Caractacus and Boudicca.

    “They wanted to be next to each other when they died,” Caractacus Downes told London’s Evening Standard newspaper. “They held hands across the beds.

    “It is a very civilized way to be able to end your life,” he added.

    Downes’ manager Jonathan Groves said the couple were inseparable and would have reached the decision together.

  118. Foxwood says:

    It’s sad, but I have mixed feeling about it. Just me.

  119. samiam60 says:

    I said HI

  120. samiam60 says:

    Thats better

  121. Foxwood says:

    Sorry… It’ll never happen again… (yikes)

  122. samiam60 says:

    Gotta scoot fella’s but I hope to catch ya later.
    Just messin with ya before……….. 🙂

  123. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, I am not a fan of suicide but if somone wants to pull the plug on themself I will never hold it against them.

  124. Foxwood says:

    Back acha Sam 🙂

    That’s my mixed feelings about it Tellit.

  125. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama Open to Partisan Vote on Health-Care Overhaul, Aides Say

    By Edwin Chen

    July 14 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama may rely only on Democrats to push health-care legislation through the U.S. Congress if Republican opposition doesn’t yield soon, two of the president’s top advisers said.

    “Ultimately, this is not about a process, it’s about results,” David Axelrod, Obama’s senior political strategist, said during an interview in his White House office. “If we’re going to get this thing done, obviously time is a-wasting.”

    Both Axelrod and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said taking a partisan route to enacting major health-care legislation isn’t the president’s preferred choice. Yet in separate interviews, each man left that option open.

    “We’d like to do it with the votes of members of both parties,” Axelrod said. “But the worst result would be to not get health-care reform done.”

    House Democrats today unveiled legislation totaling about $1 trillion that would expand health care to millions of Americans over the next decade by raising taxes on the wealthiest households. The Senate has yet to agree on a bill as Democratic lawmakers struggle to get Republican support.

    Emanuel, making a theoretical case for a party-line vote, offered a definition of bipartisanship based not on roll-call votes but on whether Democrats have accepted Republican ideas during the process of negotiations.

    And he said Democrats already have passed that test, pointing to Republican amendments that the Democratic-controlled Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has adopted.

    Republican Ideas

    “That’s a test of bipartisanship — whether you took ideas from both parties,” Emanuel said. “At the end of the day, the test isn’t whether they voted for it,” he said, referring to Republicans. “The test is whether the final product represented some of their ideas. And I think it will.”

    Analysts and some veteran political practitioners have inveighed against a partisan approach on such a contentious issue.

    They include two former Senate majority leaders — Robert Dole, a Republican, and Tom Daschle, a Democrat, who is a close White House adviser on health-care issues.

    During a joint appearance in June as the two unveiled their own bipartisan health-care proposal, Dole said he believed Democrats could pass a bill by a party-line vote, even as he expressed disapproval of such a tactic.

    “I hope it doesn’t come to that,” Dole said. “If there’s not a Senate Republican vote for the package, then the American people are going to be very skeptical.”

    Don’t Assume ‘Unanimity’

    The Democrats have 60 votes in the Senate to 40 for the Republicans, and have a 255-178 advantage in the House, with two vacancies.

    Daschle said he “couldn’t agree more” with Dole’s warning about the political fallout from a partisan vote.

    Moreover, he expressed doubt that Democrats alone could prevail, because that scenario “assumes unanimity” he said, and that isn’t the case.

    Time is running short for the House and Senate to pass the legislation before their August recess, the deadline Obama has set. In entertaining the possibility of a party-line vote on health care, Emanuel cited “reconciliation,” a parliamentary procedure that a dominant party can use to prevent the other party from blocking legislation.

    “It’s not the first priority, or the second priority, or the third priority. We think we can get it done without it,” he said.

    ‘Alternative Vehicle’

    Yet reconciliation “exists as an alternative vehicle, Emanuel said. “That’s what it was created for.”

    With time running out, some Democrats have urged Obama to get more deeply involved in the nitty-gritty legislative negotiations.

    Axelrod said the president is likely to do that.

    “I can’t guarantee whether his sleeves will be rolled up or not,” he said. “Obviously, as this process evolves, I think he will be very clear about things.”

  126. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is terrible.

    Exchange students live American nightmareStory Highlights
    Exchange students to U.S. leave neglected, malnourished, abandoned

    District attorney: One student was placed in a home with a convicted felon

    Exchange program fires workers; some say not enough to oversee programs

    District attorney convening a grand jury regarding placement

    SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) — They came from around the world hoping to spend a high school year immersed in the culture and joys of America.

    Exchange student Carlos Villareal of Colombia says he was underfed and kept in “an unsafe environment.”

    Instead, five young foreign exchange students found themselves caught in a nightmare of neglect, malnourishment and abandonment by those supposed to protect them.

    Now those five — natives of countries stretching from Norway to Tanzania to Colombia — are back home telling friends of a different America than they expected. And their brief visit reverberates in America as a United States senator demands accountability and reform, a Pennsylvania district attorney seeks criminal charges and the U.S. State Department concedes it failed to protect kids coming to America.

    “We at the Department of State recognize [because we] are responsible for this program we have to make sure we are aggressively overseeing this program and make sure children are well-suited,” said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley.

    “This is a program that is very important to the Department of State,” Crowley said. “We are talking 15- to 18-year-old children. We are introducing them to the United States. We are trying to put our best foot forward. We recognize in this incident in Scranton and also elsewhere around the country we have failed to do so.”

    What happened in Scranton, according to Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Andrew Jarbola, is a crime. He has convened a grand jury to look into the families where some of the 12 students who came to Scranton were placed, as well as the company who placed them there and its officials.

    “Well, in my opinion they were treated kind of crudely,” Jarbola said. “Not provided the proper food, hygiene and things of that nature. And the areas they were placed? I know one of the students was placed in a home with a convicted felon — convicted of drug trafficking or drug offenses — and that is very disturbing to me.”

    Jarbola said some students were so malnourished that one was treated in a hospital for dehydration while another passed out during track at school.

    “They weren’t provided with food,” Jarbola said. “In fact there is one incident with tape on food items in the refrigerator of the host family that says, ‘Do not touch. This is for the host family only.’ So basically they were neglected.”

    The company that placed the students first denied any problems existed, then said it had corrected them and fired those responsible. The families who housed the students say the allegations are untrue. But the students themselves tell a different story.

    ‘It was nothing like I had envisioned’

    The San Francisco-based Aspect Foundation sponsored all 12 of the Scranton students, some of whom were on State Department grants. On its Web site, the Aspect Foundation says it began in 1985 as “a small non-profit organization offering affordable study-abroad opportunities to students from around the world,” and now “students live with volunteer host families in more than 350 communities throughout the United States.”

    In 2008, the State Department gave 17 placement groups $39.4 million in taxpayer funds to manage programs involving exchange students. Aspect received $1.08 million of those funds.

    Carlos Villarreal’s family, however, paid their son’s way to America from Colombia, giving Aspect $13,000 for him to study here. Villarreal said he lived with a family that housed ex-convicts and that he had very little to eat. He said his mother’s repeated contacts with Aspect about his situation were ignored.

    Don’t Miss
    State Department statement (PDF)
    “I lost a lot of body weight, and [it was] an unsafe environment which I felt uncomfortable living in, and it was nothing like I had envisioned my experience in America,” he said.

    The Rev. Elmer Smith told CNN he took in Villarreal as a favor to Aspect’s local coordinator, Edna Burgette, and denied he failed to feed him.

    “The boy had no place to go, so I took him in and I fed him,” Smith said. “He had a television in his room, he had heat in his room, he had air-conditioning in his room.”

    Another woman who hosted students said she was sitting on her porch when Burgette walked by and asked her if she would take in a child. Like Smith, the woman said that she was just trying to help a student whom she was told had nowhere else to go.

    Jarbola said a girl from Norway, who asked to be identified only by her first name, Anne, tried to alert officials that she and some of the students were in dire straits.

    Anne told CNN she had school officials send an e-mail to Aspect in October explaining how bad things were and including photographs of the inside of the home where she was placed. The home was later condemned by the city.

    Anne’s high school principal took her in, but other students weren’t as lucky and spent nearly the entire school year in unsafe homes, until Children and Youth Services was tipped off about a month before school ended, Jarbola said.

    Jarbola, who said Anne’s e-mail is now evidence in the criminal investigation, told CNN that when welfare officials interviewed the students, one was so hungry he wept when they gave him pizza during questioning. In all, five of the students were removed from homes where they’d been placed by Aspect.

  127. tellitlikeitis says:

    My sister took in 3 french students one year and she and her husband treated them like they were their own. They couldn’t have had it any better. I met them. Very Nice polite kids. She still maintains a frendship with one after 10 years.

  128. samiam60 says:

    What do Liberals do best?
    Answer: Ignore the Question.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/15/day-sotomayor-returns-questions/

  129. Foxwood says:

    What was that you said Pilgrim?

  130. tellitlikeitis says:

    yes, she has on her dancing shoes. She won’t answer the questions and the idiots will confirm her anyway.

  131. Foxwood says:

    Didn’t see you here Tellit. Howaya?

  132. tellitlikeitis says:

    She seems like she is getting a little irritated in that picture. I would be irritated too if somone wasn’t buying my lies either.

  133. Foxwood says:

    The way I hear’d it, she’s always irritated.

  134. tellitlikeitis says:

    i’m fine foxwood and you?

  135. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama to Change His Tune: Get Ready For A Second Stimulus, Shilling Says
    Posted Jul 15, 2009 12:37pm EDT by Peter Gorenstein in Investing, Recession
    Related: ^dji, ^GSPC, QQQQ, ^tyx, ^tnx
    There was a great clamor last week for a second Federal stimulus – because the first one wasn’t working. President Obama threw cold water on that idea over the weekend, when he rejected calls for a second stimulus and suggested that we need to be patient and give the first stimulus time to work.

    Well, President Obama will soon be changing his tune, says our guest Gary Shilling.

    By the third or fourth quarter, Gary says, the government will launch a second stimulus. Next year is an election year, and despite ballooning deficits, politicians won’t sit idly by and watch themselves not get re-elected because the economy has failed to recover.

    The second stimulus will finally trigger an economic recovery…but it won’t happen until next year.

    In the meantime, Gary thinks, the stock market will crash again, with the S&P dropping 35% to 600.

  136. Foxwood says:

    Was a little irritated today myself, Tellit, but doing better.

    And as for the second, or third, (depending on the definition of stimulus) stimulus package, it was and emergency that we had to pass the first one and haven’t even spent 10% of it yet? WTF! And they want another one. I think we need our money back. I’ll even let them keep it if they use it to pay off China. Just me.

  137. LisaInTX says:

    Barack’s birthday is just around the corner.
    Send The One your greeting today!!! ;-}

    http://shop.wnd.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=3099&AD_ID=EMA109

    Okay—wordpress has gone snakey again…I comment and it doesn’t show up, yet says I’m duplicating my comments when I send it again??? hmmmmm

  138. karmahd says:

    TEllit if the market drops to 600, we will be eating a lot of pets!! As will the rest of the world, that is a scary thought.

  139. Foxwood says:

    Shots near Capitol Hill.

  140. Foxwood says:

    Has anyone taken a trip to Washington DC today?

  141. Foxwood says:

    Morning Karma.

  142. arlenearmy says:

    Hello everybody…

    I just logged on a few minutes ago. I heard about the gun shots in D.C.

    Fox,
    I have not been to D.C. since the 1990’s. I did not feel safe there. I never understood why the nation’s capital is located in such a dangerous neighborhood.

  143. arlenearmy says:

    bbl … I am trying to finish writing 2 blogs that I am duty bound to finish.

  144. arlenearmy says:

    btw…. before I temporarily log off, I want to say that the term:
    CAP & TRADE
    needs to be re-worded. Most folks dont know what it is. Its like everybody knows what SWINE FLU is, but not H1n1.

  145. ohiobelle says:

    I just got home so I don’t have much time to chat.

    If Obama gets his health care disaster and tax & spend bill passed… well… I think the American people will do alot more than stage a tea party!
    The American people will REVOLT!!! I believe it’s time to take back our country before it’s too late.

  146. ohiobelle says:

    Foxwood wrote: Crap and Trade is a piece of… Made up science to collect taxes and control your life. Some will willingly let the government control them. It’s sad.

    There is no crisis and we do NOT take from the poor countries to pay for our desires. Your deluded to believe it. There is no Zero Sum Pie. Anyone in economics (except for Robert B. Riccccchhhhhhhah) knows this.

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Well said!

  147. karmahd says:

    I think if Obama states something he is so overconfident he thinks he can will it to happen. The budget so far this year is running a in the red 1.2 trillion, and by year end over two trillion, and this is all before crap and trade, and health care. But he trudges on spending our tax dollars, in fact dollars we do not have!!!

    Now onto the Czars. I believe Obama now has 30 such Czars, and who do these people answer to, they are not elected, they do not answer to congress or the senate (not that it would matter) they are basically Obamas cronies that have circumvented the process of government checks and balances.

    20% of the first stimulus spent, and most of that money is going to pet projects that do NOT stimulate anything but the pockets of the politicians, I guess there was not rush was there, so chalk that up to another lie.

    Four years can not come soon enough, but the Obama media machine is already working on the next election, by staying in constant contact via the internet, spending in the red states, and giving money to the unemployed left fringe elements. Acorn has changed names, but they are still in the game, keep your guard up, and blog away my friends, the tea parties are now on the net!!

  148. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Lisa & Karma!!!

    I think Obama & Co are insane if they think Porky’s Revenge will ever get passed. No way will they get a 3rd “stimulus”!! We still haven’t seen the effects of the 1st “stimulus”! Last I checked the banks are still no lending the way they should.

  149. ohiobelle says:

    Let’s see… Porky’s Revenge, Health Care and Cap & Trade… hmmm… The American people will REVOLT!

  150. tellitlikeitis says:

    It should be called crap and shit. The bill is crap and the government will shit on the taxpayers.

  151. ohiobelle says:

    tellit wrote: It should be called crap and shit. The bill is crap and the government will shit on the taxpayers.

    hahaha!! WELL SAID!!

  152. ohiobelle says:

    Love the video Lisa! lol

    I have to get to bed so I can get up and work another 12-13 hour day to pay for all this spending!!!!! UGH!!

  153. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Belle and Tellit
    I was surfing YouTube…lo

  154. ohiobelle says:

    Lisa, before I go I do want to say that my friend refused to get off the meds.. it’s so sad. He got married last weekend (he wasn’t even dating anybody a month ago) because he wanted his children to have a mother if he died on his 5th tour in Iraq. He said he knew this tour would be his last. He just stopped listening to all of us. I think his parents are still trying to stop him from going but he said he has to go. Thank you Obama for cutting military incentives and bonuses! I wonder how many other people feel the same??

    I’ll tell you the rest of the story later.

  155. LisaInTX says:

    LOL at Porky’s revenge!!! hahahaa

  156. LisaInTX says:

    I was wondering how all that went Belle. I’m sorry he is not listening….I would stay in contact with his Chaplin—he can get things done that civilians can not

  157. ohiobelle says:

    Yea, I think Porky’s Revenge is a great name for it. It certainly shouldn’t be called a “stimulus”.. lol

  158. LisaInTX says:

    Tellit
    Bill O’Reilly was hot on the topic tonight. GO BILL!!!!

  159. ohiobelle says:

    Lisa wrote: I would stay in contact with his Chaplin—he can get things done that civilians can not.

    I agree. I told his parents everything you told me. Thank you! Hopefully he doesn’t go back. He is mad that I didn’t go to his wedding but I just couldn’t support that kind of mistake.

  160. ohiobelle says:

    The best time for me to catch up is Saturday mornings. Please log on if you are available.

    Have a good night.

  161. LisaInTX says:

    Okay Belle, I’ll try and be on sat morning

  162. LisaInTX says:

    You get some rest so you can work and pay for my future healthcare. : -/

  163. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi belle and Lisa

  164. karmahd says:

    Texas for no taxes!! I believe people are waking up, there still is a large element that supports Obama out of blind ambition. The politicians are lining there pockets with all our money, we need to start to recognize the criminals, and post there indiscretions!!

  165. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hello all , If government health care passes you should find an undertaker amd funeral home and get your affairs in order early because if you get sick you will die before you get any treatment.

  166. karmahd says:

    AL Bore, I mean Gore, he is inline with his new software company to take major advantage of the cap and trade bill, oh did I tell you Al is a multi millionaire, and yet rather than give back to the country that gave him the opportunity to make all his money, he is now spinning the global warming of the planet to line his pockets, plain and simple and opportunist, and a true capitalist!!!

  167. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Karma
    Well Said!!!
    Al Gore gains billions from Cap and Trade……as does GE–Immelt……

  168. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi Karma!

  169. LisaInTX says:

    Tellit
    We pay for our own healthcare every month, but seems that is not enough for Obama—-I heard he plans to tax us for having our own. :-/

  170. karmahd says:

    good video of the troops Lisa!! That pretty much sez it all, and it was quite a consensus!!

  171. karmahd says:

    Hey Tellit and Lisa, just watching all the vids, but I too have to go to bed so I can drag these old bones to work tomorrow, so I can save enough to move to Texas or Costa Rica if all this shit gets passed, maybe a mountain in the west!

  172. tellitlikeitis says:

    Lisa how will we pay for it? California credits?

  173. LisaInTX says:

    Night Karma….you and Belle are up for paying for my healthcare now…lol

    Move to God’s country—-Texas will survive!!:-]

  174. LisaInTX says:

    Tellit
    LOL….maybe they will secretly hide WHO gets to be seen by a doctor by hiding a credit in a box of cracker jacks?

  175. LisaInTX says:

    M2
    This one is for you—-it has a star war theme..LOL

  176. LisaInTX says:

    Night guys…..see y’all tomorrow. :-}

  177. tellitlikeitis says:

    good night lisa!

  178. arlenearmy says:

    Hello again bloggers on this post. Dont mean to be off topic, but I’m asking for your support to contact your senators while the confirmation hearing is still ongoing. Ask senators to ask Ricci if he has been intimidated or contacted by anyone in any way regarding this testimony.

    I believe that intimidation of potential witnesses is illegal & grounds for mistrial.

    I did a blog on it that I posted at:

    http://arlenearmy.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/sotomayor-supporters-intimidates-senate-witness/

  179. arlenearmy says:

    btw, this is very important. Supreme Ct. Justices are in it for LIFE !!!! I know some folks say that she’s gonna get confirmed anyway. Well, I got HOPE that she WON’T !!! Im not gonna let this go down w/out a fight.

    I have printed my blog page on that subject matter and I will fax it tomorrow to every senator on that committee. The liberals intimidating folks has to stop. They have already tried to blackmail AZ Sen. Kyl.

  180. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Seems the feathers ruffled yesterday are getting smoothed out.

    Today is a new day!

  181. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Miss VF 🙂

    Here is what Dollybama does not want America to have:

  182. VotingFemale says:

    Folks… what is being done to our country is stressful to us all… and the Socialists are now stressing out after their glow of winning the White House and their passage of Socialist Agenda mega billions of Pork, Government Growing, and Wealth Spreading is being judged by a growing majority of Americans as Bull Crap.

    So… now we ALL GET TO BE STRESSED!

    That the Socialists are stressed is a good thing… they have it wrong… and now their noses are being shoved in their own Bull Crap.

    Just remember… what goes around comes around.

    Oh and Obama’s Job approval index is still at the -8/-7 level and has not climbed back as has generally been the rule in the past with dips.

    Obama has used up most of his “powder” in the first six months… now he owns the problems unsolved by his Socialist Schemes…

    Let us all see how he Deals With Not Being Approved Of… now that he has created an “OBAMA TRACK RECORD” which he did not really have prior to being elected.

    Obama HOPED the majority would just bend over and take his thrust of socialism and say “thank you Mr Enchanted”

    Instead more and more americans, democrats, Independents, and Conservatives are saying F U Obama and the self-serving horse you rode in on.

    He can not be defended… and the Obama inspired attacks on Palin has passed critical mass and is now back firing on the Haters.

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  183. VotingFemale says:

    The DaliBama …the is too funny for words Samiam!

    Hoot Hoot

  184. samiam60 says:

    Air Superiority Wins Wars and Saves Lives.

  185. samiam60 says:

    Air Superiority Prevents Wars.

    Our Best Defense is a Strong Offense Mr. Dalibama

  186. VotingFemale says:

    F-22 RAPTOR!!!

    Peace Through Superior Fire Power!!!

    A Squadron of F-22’s can take out the entire Iranian Air Force!

    POP AN F-22 CAP IN THE ASS OF AMERICA’S ENEMIES!

    WOOOO-F’ing-HOOO!!!!!

  187. VotingFemale says:

    And what Obama knows and is not at liberty to say… is HE IS WRONG ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE!!!

    Obama, the Second Coming of Jimmy Carter Squared!

    Obama will set the Socialists back to the Stone Age!

    And good riddance!

  188. m2 says:

    good to see you VF.

    It’s obvious Obama-lovers stress is getting to them. The diehards hardly exist on ireport anymore, they gave up. Most can’t hold their own in a debate.

    They might as well do what is right. Oppose these scumbag power-elite backed America destroying policies and bills.

  189. m2 says:

    Change was a flop. Change was a let-down. Change was nothing more than a ruse for big Corporate and big Socialist to crap on the U.S. and make a mockery of it’s citizenry in the traditional world history of Socialism turned Dictatorial belly flop societies.

  190. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone.

    PHOENIX — A Social Security Administration motivational management conference held at a high-end Valley resort last week cost $700,000, the SSA told the ABC15 Investigators.

    Costs for the conference at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa included airfare, hotel entertainment, dancers, motivational speakers, and food, an administration official said.

    A spokesperson outside the SSA’s Phoenix office declined to comment.

  191. samiam60 says:

    Morning M2 good to see you this morning.

  192. samiam60 says:

    Morning Tellitlike it is.

  193. tellitlikeitis says:

    DEM HEALTH RX A POI$ON PILL IN NY
    TERRIFYING 57% TAX LOOMS FOR BIGGEST EARNERS

    By CHARLES HURT IN DC and DAVID SEIFMAN AND JENNIFER FERMINO IN NY,
    more topics
    FARRAH FAWCETT
    MEGAN FOX
    hide topics Last updated: 7:26 am
    July 16, 2009
    Posted: 2:36 am
    July 16, 2009

    Congressional plans to fund a massive health-care overhaul could have a job-killing effect on New York, creating a tax rate of nearly 60 percent for the state’s top earners and possibly pressuring small-business owners to shed workers.

    New York’s top income bracket could reach as high as 57 percent — rates not seen in three decades — to pay for the massive health coverage proposed by House Democrats this week.

    The top rate in New York City, home to many of the state’s wealthiest people, would be 58.68 percent, the Washington-based Tax Foundation said in a report yesterday.

    That means New York’s top earners, small-business owners and most dynamic entrepreneurs will be facing new fees and penalties.

    The $544 billion tax hike would violate one of President Obama’s ironclad campaign promises: No family will pay higher tax rates than they would have paid in the 1990s.

    Under the bill, three new tax brackets would be created for high earners, with a top rate of 45 percent for families making more than $1 million. That would be the highest income-tax rate since 1986, when the top rate was 50 percent.

    The legislation is especially onerous for business owners, in part because it penalizes employers with a payroll bigger than $400,000 some 8 percent of wages if they don’t offer health care.

    But the cost of the buy-in to the program may be so prohibitive that it will dissuade owners from growing their businesses — a scary prospect in the midst of a recession.

    Obama took to the airwaves yesterday with ads and TV interviews promoting the need to reform health care.

    As a Senate health committee passed a different version of a health-care reform bill – a milestone for the issue – Obama said on NBC, “The American people have to realize that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

    And in a Rose Garden speech, he said the “status quo” on health care is “threatening the financial stability of families, of businesses, and of government. It’s unsustainable, and it has to change.”

    Asked if Obama supports the surtax on wealthiest Americans even though it would break a campaign pledge, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said only, “It’s a process that we’re watching.”

    Republicans in Washington and small-business defenders in New York said the House legislation would effectively place a stranglehold on businesses while running off top earners.

  194. tellitlikeitis says:

    morning sam

  195. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning M2 & Tellit!

    Was off youtubing to see what was new…

  196. tellitlikeitis says:

    Massachusetts in Suit Over Cost of Universal Care

    Published: July 15, 2009
    BOSTON — A hospital that serves thousands of indigent Massachusetts residents sued the state on Wednesday, charging that its costly universal health care law is forcing the hospital to cover too much of the expense of caring for the poor.

    The hospital, Boston Medical Center, faces a $38 million deficit for the fiscal year ending in September, its first loss in five years. The suit says the hospital will lose more than $100 million next year because the state has lowered Medicaid reimbursement rates and stopped paying Boston Medical “reasonable costs” for treating other poor patients.

    “We filed this suit more in sorrow than in anger,” said Elaine Ullian, the hospital’s chief executive. “We believe in health care reform to the bottom of our toes, but it was never, ever supposed to be financed on the backs of the poor, and that’s what has happened in Massachusetts.”

    The central charge in the suit is that the state has siphoned money away from Boston Medical to help pay the considerable cost of insuring all but a small percentage of residents. Three years after the law’s passage, Massachusetts has the country’s lowest percentage of uninsured residents: 2.6 percent, compared with a national average of 15 percent.

    Low-income residents, who have benefited most from expanded access to health care, receive state-subsidized insurance, one of the most expensive aspects of the state plan. But rapidly rising costs and the battered economy have caused more problems than the state and supporters of the 2006 law — including Boston Medical — anticipated.

    According to the suit, Massachusetts is now reimbursing Boston Medical only 64 cents for every dollar it spends treating the poor. About 10 percent of the hospital’s patients are uninsured — down from about 20 percent before the law’s passage in 2006. But many more are on Medicaid or Commonwealth Care, the state-subsidized insurance program for low-income residents.

    One of the state’s reimbursement rates to Boston Medical, dropped from $12, 476 in 2008 to $9,323 by 2009, the suit says.

    Wendy E. Parmet, a professor at the Northeastern University School of Law, said the suit was “a step in a wider minuet” as state lawmakers, health care providers and other stakeholders try to figure out how to make the new law work in the long term.

    “I think it’s going to be a very hard lawsuit for them to prevail on,” Professor Parmet said of the hospital. “I think they’re trying to bring another weapon into what is essentially, in many ways, a political and economic battle going on in the state about how to pay for health care, and making sure their voice gets heard.”

    The suit comes as Congress looks to Massachusetts as a potential model for overhauling the nation’s health care system. Even before the suit, the state’s fiscal crisis had cast doubts on the law’s sustainability.

    To help close a growing deficit, the Democratic-controlled Legislature eliminated coverage for some 30,000 legal immigrants in the new state budget. Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, is seeking to restore about half of the $130 million cut, but lawmakers have expressed reluctance, saying that doing so would require cuts to other important programs.

    State officials expressed surprise at the lawsuit, saying that Boston Medical received $1.5 billion in state funds in the past year and should not be seeking more in the midst of a fiscal crisis.

    “At a time when everyone funded and served by state government is being asked to do more with less, B.M.C. has been treated no differently,” said Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, the state secretary of health and human services, in a prepared statement. “We are confident that the administration’s actions in this area comply with all applicable law and will be upheld.”

    State officials have suggested that Boston Medical could reduce costs by operating more efficiently. The state has also pointed out that the hospital has reserves of about $190 million, but Tom Traylor, the hospital’s vice president of federal and state programs, said the reserves could only sustain the hospital for about a year.

    “The magnitude of the loss here can’t be solved on the program-cutting or expense-cutting side,” Mr. Traylor said. Professor Parmet said the hospital’s dissatisfaction with the new law should be a warning to Congress that “insurance alone doesn’t solve the problems” of the health care system. In fact, she said, it might exacerbate the financial problems of safety-net hospitals in the short term.

  197. m2 says:

    hey VF, I left a few Palin links for you yesterday…

    😀

  198. tellitlikeitis says:

    Why is now the time to work for change?
    Because we have a new president and new hope for a better America.

    Because we need change like never before, on everything from the economy to climate change and more.

    And because we know that the challenges we face, from ending our dependence on oil to winning the battle for equal rights, are huge—and the politicians and powerful interests who stupidly and stubbornly resist change aren’t calling it quits anytime soon.

    America’s leading advocacy groups are gearing up to meet these challenges this summer. In order to win, they need citizen support and grassroots action. That’s where we come in.

    At the Fund for the Public Interest, we’ve been organizing campaigns to protect the environment, stand up for the public interest, and defend human rights for more than 25 years. We’ve helped cut global warming pollution with Environment America. And working with the Human Rights Campaign, we helped organize the grassroots opposition needed to defeat the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment.

    Your chance to make change happen.
    We need people like you—lots of people like you—to go out in communities around the country this summer and help make change happen. And you can earn money doing it. Earn $4,000-$6,000 this summer.

    To apply for a job this summer, visit our website—www.JobsThatMatter.org—or call Chris at 415-622-0064

  199. VotingFemale says:

    Obama’s Good Buddy, Deval “A Crisis is a terrible thing to waste” Patrick is getting his ass handed to him… and is not expected to even get nomination for the next governor race… much less win it.

    These are interesting times… and the Socialists are now bitter that most americans see them as a problem and not a solution.

    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  200. m2 says:

    powerful interests

    ha… that’s all that’s holding him up!

  201. m2 says:

    if it weren’t for Powerful Interest funding and covering his failing policies, he’d be impeached already… as a Kenyan! LOL!!!

  202. VotingFemale says:

    And I will dance on Nancy’s Bones as she is told to step down as Speaker of the House in due time.

    AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Nancy the Bad Catholic! Boo!!! BOOOO!!!!!!
    not to mention that she is a total dumb ass!

  203. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is Obama’s economy.

    1.5 million homes in foreclosure
    Homeowners fell behind on mortgage payments in record numbers during the first six months of 2009. The future doesn’t look much better.

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The foreclosure plague is not going away — it’s only getting worse.

    A record 1.53 million properties were in the foreclosure process — default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions — during the first six months of 2009. That was 9% more than the previous six months and 15% more than the same period of 2008, according to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac.

    There were a total of 1.91 million filings resulting in 1 out of every 84 U.S. properties receiving at least filing in the first half of the year. Banks repossessed 386,800 properties.

    “What this means is, despite the intensity of the efforts on the part of government and lenders we don’t have a handle on foreclosures yet,” said Rick Sharga, a spokesman for RealtyTrac.

    And, in a bad sign for a housing recovery, there was no recorded improvement in June, the last month of the cycle. More than 336,000 homes reported foreclosure filings, the fourth straight 300,000-plus month. Filings were up 33% over last June and nearly 5% compared with May.

    “Foreclosure activity continues to increase to record levels,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac in a prepared statement. “Unemployment-related foreclosures account for much of this increased activity, and the high number of borrowers who find themselves owing more on their mortgages than their homes’ are now worth represent a potentially significant future risk.”

    It’s the economy
    The biggest problem affecting foreclosure figures is the recession. As job losses mount, more out-of-work borrowers are falling behind on payments. And home prices are still falling, albeit at a slower rate, which by itself is enough to drive more homeowners into default.

    The home-price drop means more homeowners are underwater on their mortgages, owing more than their home is worth. That discourages some borrowers from repaying loans because they see it as a poor financial decision to keep paying on a declining asset.

    Homeowners are apt to walk away from their mortgages once their home values fall 15% below their mortgage balances, according to recent research reported by Paola Sapienza of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  204. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Obama? This is the middle of the beginning of the end for youz!

    And you will discover that we will discover your real long form birth certificate and hidden records… in a Truth Commission appointed by the next Speaker of the House!

    Run Socialists Run!!!! It sucks to be YOU!

  205. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good morning VF! Gonna be golfing again today? BTW, where has rosehips been?

  206. m2 says:

    “Mmmm I love the smokey smell of printing presses on high in the morning”…

  207. samiam60 says:

    Dolibama will just have the foreclosed homes bulldozed so they will no longer exist on the stats.

  208. m2 says:

    “Mmmm I love pulling a fast one on the Pope and destroying the credibility, tradition of the Congressional House for personal gain and partisan hate… mmmm”

  209. samiam60 says:

    M2 what a funny Picture that is. Hope no body throws a bucket of water on her.

  210. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, done with golfing till next week.
    It is time to kick ass in the Blogwood!!!!

  211. VotingFemale says:

    Rose is presently in repose…

    tellitlikeitis says

    Good morning VF! Gonna be golfing again today? BTW, where has rosehips been?

  212. m2 says:

    “Mmmm… you got the 18k gold trim installed on my lavatory in my new tax-dumber paid G5, Rahm? mmmm…”

  213. m2 says:

    “Private ballet recital tonight with you and Franks… mmmm yeah, rahm sounds good…mmm”

  214. m2 says:

    this poor Meander person.. ha. I’m using the crap out of their photobucket pic. Well he’d probably be proud.

  215. samiam60 says:

    Bye Nancy.

  216. VotingFemale says:

    M2, re: the Pelosi pic….

    AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    one wonders what Rhambo’s right hand is doing…

    Socialist Love… sigh

  217. m2 says:

    His right and his left!! LOL

    vf says: one wonders what Rhambo’s right hand is doing…

    Socialist Love… sigh

  218. m2 says:

    I just changed my gravatar to my puppy-boy, Finnigan… weeeeeeeeeee!

  219. m2 says:

    So I’m going to see Harry Potter tonight!

    Ray of light in Obama’s Marxist generated nightmare.. Huzzah!

  220. VotingFemale says:

    I love the Harry Potter movies… but wait till they make it to the little screen.

    Oh the Dark Lord is in for it!

  221. m2 says:

    This one looks spectacular.

    I can barely remember the details of the 6th book.. so I won’t get mad in the theater when they leave stuff out. LOL

    did somebody say Nancy was Voldemort?

  222. m2 says:

    I’m out -until later budski’s…

  223. VotingFemale says:

    I am around! Just poking Socialist Bones gathering facts for the new blogpost for today…

    ohhh it is a good day not to be a Socialist!

  224. tellitlikeitis says:

    You guys have to check this out. This jobseeker is pretty creative.
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-298786

  225. tellitlikeitis says:

  226. tellitlikeitis says:

    Israeli warships rehearse for Iran attack in Red Sea
    Israeli warships have deployed to the Red Sea for what has been described as a rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran.

    By Our Foreign Staff
    Published: 2:20PM BST 16 Jul 2009

    Israeli and Egyptian officials said two ships had sailed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea.

    Media reports in Israel said the two Saar-class missile ships had been sent as a “message” to the Tehran government, which has repeatedly issued threats against Israel and is developing nuclear technology believed by the West to be intended for atomic weapons programme.

    While Iran denies this, saying its enrichment of uranium is for civlian purposes only, so that it can generate electricity.

    Israel has also deployed a submarine using the Suez Canal, but it has since returned to the Mediterranean.

    Defence experts in Israel said this week that the naval activity had been publicised with the intent of sending a message to Iran.

    The Israeli government has reserved the right to carry out a first strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities if the country continues to defy the international community and spreads instability in the Middle East.

    Israel also accuses Iran of sponsoring the Hizbollah movement in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

  227. LisaInTX says:

    Here’s a caption for this photo!!
    “Is that a knife in my backside or are you just glad to see me?” lol :-}

    “Mmmm I love the smokey smell of printing presses on high in the morning”…

  228. samiam60 says:

    Lisa is it me or am I seeing a crack in Nancy’s face on that picture.

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

    LOVE THIS QUOTE!!!! Sarah Palin is spot on, her strength is from the Lord…She is the Socialist Nemisis, She is Good vs Evil because it says it right here in God’s word, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

    People we are fighting diabolical people in the highest form of our government, so put on the whole armor of God everyday so that we may stand against the wiles of the devil, because he is out there roaming about seeking whom he may devour. In other words, “we the people” that are not filthy rich or can do something for him he will wipe us out. we are nothing to him, but garbage in his path to destruction and Cap and Tax is just another PHONEY way of his destruction being wreeked on Americans.

    We are being assaulted constantly but he’s looking for us to grow weary, But DO Not Grow Weary!!!! Check out my love page for some inspiration when you need it.

    Hugs to everyone! bbl!

  230. samiam60 says:

    Thank you WG that is just what we all need today.

  231. samiam60 says:

    Perhaps this should have been our first clue.
    Perhaps this was no accident:

  232. LisaInTX says:

    sorry—gotta run—forgot I had an appointment at 11am…….

  233. tellitlikeitis says:

    The last day of Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing features a mentor to the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, New York City’s mayor and plaintiffs in one of her overturned cases, none of whom is likely to draw the attention of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy.

    Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday that he may not ask any questions of the witnesses present at the Supreme Court nominee’s hearing. Among the witnesses requested by the committee to testify are New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Connecticut firefighters whom the federal court judge ruled against in the reverse discrimination case — Ricci v. DeStefano — that was overturned last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Sotomayor had dismissed the claim of white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., who alleged racial discrimination over the city’s decision to scrap a promotions exam after too few minorities did well.

    Leahy said he can recall only a handful of witnesses in his tenure on the panel who’ve made an impact.

  234. samiam60 says:

    See ya Lisa…. 🙂

  235. tellitlikeitis says:

    see ya lisa. hello sam

  236. samiam60 says:

    Hi Tellitlikeitis. Good to see ya.

  237. VotingFemale says:

    Morning wGirl!

    right on! Sarah Palin is spot on… GOP now worried that she is fed up with their bull s**t.

    I advise the GOP “Elites” to shut their damn mouths with their critical statements about Sarah… if you think she will not stump for Independents and DEMS who share her goals for America, you better wake the hell up.

    The sun does not rise and fall for the GOP gas bags. It rises and falls for We the People… us Tea PArty Protesting Pissed off Americans of all Races and Parties.

  238. rosehips says:

    good morning everyone. I have been off the blog for a couple of days so I have several responses to comments.

    I will start with wg’s quote from sarah palin. Does anyone know how long we could last if we tapped our current oil reserves? And don’t quote me figures about oil shale or tar sands. Canada has tried that and failed. It’s too dirty and expensive to produce.
    As far as Alaska’s reserves, I got this estimate from a site that is pro drilling. http://www.anwr.org/Background/How-much-oil-is-in-ANWR.php
    This estimate is from the DOI: “Recoverable oil estimates ranges from 600 million barrels at the low end to 9.2 billion barrels at the high end. ” That was from 1987. They said recent quotes are higher, but they didn’t say what they are.

    Here is a list of countries and their oil consumption. The US is surpasses all other countries by far. Aren’t we always the greatest?

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/ene_oil_con-energy-oil-consumption

    It states we used 20,680,000 barrels a day in 2007.

    So how long would Alaska’s oil reserves last?

    How are we gonna get energy independence by tapping Alaska’s oil reserves?

    wg quoted Governor Palin: We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil. Just as important, we have more desire and ability to protect the environment than any foreign nation from which we purchase energy today.”

  239. m2 says:

    hey guys… hey rosehips, did you get a good grade on your quiz??

    I just got back from getting my Finn’s nails all pretty and cut… just popped on to say hello.

  240. m2 says:

    If a Republican said it…

    Ed Whelan writes:

    Judge Sotomayor says “eminent” when she means “imminent,” “providence” instead of “province,” “story of knowledge” instead of “store of knowledge,” and so on. Does the fact that she is a Latina immunize her from attention to that sort of (admittedly not uncommon) foible?

    To answer Whelan’s question: These malapropisms would only be noteworthy and revealing if they were spoken by a certain country bumpkin Republican governor of Alaska. When a wise Latina accidentally says “vagrancies of … the moment” instead of “vagaries of … the moment” during the oral argument of the Ricci case, we’re supposed to ignore the slip-up, as the Wall Street Journal did, but make sure to inform readers that they should be impressed by the fact that “The Catholic-school-educated judge clearly knew the Latin plural of ‘forum.'”
    But enough about her errors of diction. I wouldn’t want to get Sotomayor’s reputation for writing pieces “that didn’t distinguish between substantive and trivial points, with petty editing suggestions–fixing typos and the like–rather than focusing on the core analytical issues.”

  241. rosehips says:

    m2, hey girl. Thanks for asking. The quiz was a joke. I got 20/20. It was a 15 minute timed exam and I was finished in 3 minutes. I can’t believe I stressed so bad over it, but it is 20% of my grade. It was a big relief.

  242. rosehips says:

    I think you peeps need to move beyond the Sotomayor issue. She will not change the status quo. Do we really want to waste Congress’s time going through this process again? Obama is not going to nominate anyone who sways very far from Judge Sotomayor or David Souter. Souter is liberal and he will be replaced with someone who is also liberal. The USSC will remain right leaning until we can somehow get rid of some of the rightwing justices.

  243. m2 says:

    I was never on the Sotomayor issue b/c she’s just a fraud, but I found it amusing that her words were so off…

    She needs a teleprompter to read her script maybe, like Obama!

    this is pretty cool:
    http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/

  244. samiam60 says:

    Hi Rose, M2,

    M2 says:

    She needs a teleprompter to read her script maybe, like Obama!

    Now that’s funny and if you think about it a good idea.

  245. rosehips says:

    Now I would like to comment on tellit’s comment:

    tellit said: “Hello all , If government health care passes you should find an undertaker amd funeral home and get your affairs in order early because if you get sick you will die before you get any treatment.”

    tellit, please explain to me how it is that by giving 41 million uninsured Americans affordable insurance we will suddenly be waiting ages to get treatment. Samhenry told me it took her two days to get a Cat scan. How long do you think it will take if the uninsured suddenly were insured? Will the hospitals throw their Cat scans and MRI equipment away? By my calcuations, we will increase the insured in America by 13.5%. Would it kill you to wait another day or two if hospitals don’t add more equipment? What prevents more doctors and services from being added due to the increased care that will be provided? Can’t we improve efficiency and offset the additional burden on the system? Do you assume because other countries can’t meet the demands of their people that America will do the same?

    Do you think the current system is working? Is it such a bad thing to try to come up with a plan that will insure all Americans so people won’t have to go bankrupt just because they get sick or have an accident?

    I am interested in hearing what your thoughts are.

  246. samiam60 says:

    Rose says:

    Samhenry told me it took her two days to get a Cat scan. How long do you think it will take if the uninsured suddenly were insured? Will the hospitals throw their Cat scans and MRI equipment away? By my calcuations, we will increase the insured in America by 13.5%. Would it kill you to wait another day or two if hospitals don’t add more equipment?

    Rose I have Government Insurance, you know the VA. It took 3 years for them to justify the Cost of giving me an MRI. After many appeals I finally got one with a 3 Month wait. Unfortunately my spine had deteriorated in that 3 years to the point where it was in- operable.
    That is just a preview of what your Dalibama wants for all Americans.

  247. samiam60 says:

    Off to the wild blue yonder but be back tonight.
    Have a great today and a wonderful tomorrow.

  248. m2 says:

    just took Finn out. Rush played a clip of Sotomayor cutting off Franken’s question with her answer. Hilariously scripted pre-knowledge.

    As for healthcare. Doctors won’t make as much. More people won’t become doctors. More doctors will be needed, et voila. Rationing.

    The only way to make healthcare cheaper is rationing… if you go by the Government takeover plan.

    If they want to be real Americans and actually debate and bipartisan come up with a solution that doesn’t equal government takeover, bankrupting, and rationed care, more power to them. I will support any Socialist-Democrat that stands up for reason.

    as it is, their plan right now still leaves millions uninsured. So it’s obviously not about “health” but about “control”…

  249. m2 says:

    my friend wrote me this- which makes me laugh. And the kid is up… time to put macbook away…

    Have you seen the video of poor MJ with his hair on fire? 😦 But he’s so freakin badass, that his dance spins put the fire out!

  250. karmahd says:

    Yo Ho Ho, just a quickie, good to see most back. Down with the DaliBama, vote the bum out, and as to Oil reserves, we have past peak oil, and the supply is on the downsize, at current levels of consumption, an estimated 32 years remains. So that being said, this does or did not entail the increase in consumption of fossile fuels in China and India, of which are up 400 and 350%. So we have a case of entropy, we will be fighting wars with zepplins in 40 years, a slower kinder war LOL. Off to work, ciao, Karma

  251. tellitlikeitis says:

    The government health plan is BS. It ‘s going to make the cost of medicine soar and it will not insure all that it promises. In the meantime the economy continues in a free fall and tax revenues nationally and locally are drying up. They think their tax the rich strategy is going to pay for it all but there are not enough rich people to tax to pay the whole freight and the middle class will get socked again. And Rosehips do you want a government beauracrat making life or death decisions about your health care. I know I don’t.

  252. Foxwood says:

    Rose

    Did you know oil is a renewable resource? Geologists have found it renews on it’s own.

  253. rosehips says:

    m2, is that what health professionals are saying? Are doctors threatening to quit? Maybe some doctors are overpaid. Maybe some companies are making too much profit off of the medical industry. I think it is speculation that insuring everyone will create a shortage of doctors. How much will they be making under Obama’s plan?

  254. rosehips says:

    tellit. please explain how health care costs will go up any higher than they have already been increasing. Health care costs have risen 3x higher than wages. Are you saying they will increase more than this?

  255. rosehips says:

    fox, oil may be renewable but is it sustainable? How long do you suppose it takes to renew the oil?

  256. rosehips says:

    they are saying that the rich will pay 4% more than the historic high in the late 80’s. boo hoo. I don’t have much sympathy for someone who makes billions to be taxed another 4%. If they are too greedy to pay more even though they still make millions times what you or I make, let them leave the country. Maybe they can move to China. See how they like it there.

  257. rosehips says:

    well ok not millions times, but millions more.

  258. m2 says:

    RH… everyone knows the rich pass on their taxes to the middleclass. Not necessarily billionaires, just ppl who make 500 grand+

    but it will be everyone who pays, esp. the poor. That’s the cruelness of liberalism.

    Yes, my BF is a doctor.
    I don’t get this idea of “rich”… no one is rich. The true rich (ie. The supporters of Democrat party heading Corporate) are the ones that find loopholes.. Just like John Edwards files and “s corp”…

    Is it so hard to have a debate? Yes. Because ppl know in their hearts what is right. Hence, Obama says “I want this now.”

    Has nothing to do with “health” saving “cost” but “total control” as is normal for Obama’s policies.

  259. m2 says:

    btw, “maybe doctors should make less” ??

    uh huh…
    and medical school costs 300 grand at least.
    There will be less doctors of lesser quality under gov’t control sham of Healthcare Takeover.

  260. rosehips says:

    m2, so your bf is going to quit being a doctor if Obama’s plan goes through?

    I realize that the proposed tax increases for the rich will not sit well with them. But what if they did not pass on the increases to the poor? What if they conceded that they could handle a hit much more than the consumer? What if they actually realized that making a sacrifice so that everyone could have access to health care was worth giving up one of their sports cars or vacation homes. ahhh never mind. that is too much to ask. We all know in our hearts that it is un-American to ask the rich to accept any constraint on their income or lifestyle. We would not be the great country we have always been if we did that.

  261. VotingFemale says:

    Good Afternoon Foxwood!

  262. m2 says:

    rosehips, she said doctors will move to a better environment for them, where they earn based on what they have achieved.

    Yes.

  263. m2 says:

    Sorry RH.

    This liberal/socialist notion of class envy is ridiculous to me.

    Punishment of Achievement is counter-productive to me.

    and not only that, we have countless examples in History of enslavement due to these types of policies. It never works, and is always why we, the U.S. are on top.

    As much as liberals despise that notion. We are prosperous b/c we have been founded on different principles of freedom, and not class envy.

  264. m2 says:

    afterall, she can’t pay off her debt with Obama’s mandated Monarchial determination of her salary.

  265. rosehips says:

    m2, just to keep this convo here, America is not all that prosperous when you scratch the surface. There is a lot of poverty and most of the middle class is in debt. Technically they have less than the poor people who have nothing. The gap between rich and poor is more pronounced than most places.

    I don’t think I suffer from class envy. But I don’t know how to prove it.

    So what countries will have “better environments” than the US, m2?

  266. Foxwood says:

    The Myth Of Peak Oil

    Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones | October 12 2005

    Peak oil is a scam designed to create artificial scarcity and jack up prices while giving the state an excuse to invade our lives and order us to sacrifice our hard-earned living standards.

    Publicly available CFR and Club of Rome strategy manuals from 30 years ago say that a global government needs to control the world population through neo-feudalism by creating artificial scarcity. Now that the social architects have de-industrialized the United States, they are going to blame our economic disintegration on lack of energy supplies.

    Globalization is all about consolidation. Now that the world economy has become so centralized through the Globalists operations, they are going to continue to consolidate and blame it on the West’s “evil” overconsumption of fossil fuels, while at the same time blocking the development and integration of renewable clean technologies.

    In other words, Peak oil is a scam to create artificial scarcity and drive prices up. Meanwhile, alternative fuel technologies which have been around for decades are intentionally suppressed.

    Peak oil is a theory advanced by the elite, by the oil industry, by the very people that you would think peak oil would harm, unless it was a cover for another agenda. Which from the evidence of artificial scarcity being deliberately created, the reasons for doing so and who benefits, it’s clear that peak oil is a myth and it should be exposed for what it is. Another excuse for the Globalists to seize more control over our lives and sacrifice more American sovereignty in the meantime.

    The lies of artificial scarcity

    The crux of the issue is that if oil was plentiful in areas in which we are being told by the government and the oil companies that it is not, then we have clear evidence that artificial scarcity is being simulated in order to drive forward a myriad of other agendas. And we have concrete examples of where this has happened.

    Three separate internal confidential memos from Mobil, Chevron and Texaco have been obtained by The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.

    These memos outline a deliberate agenda to gouge prices and create artificial scarcity by limiting capacities of and outright closing oil refineries. This was a nationwide lobbying effort led by the American Petroleum Institute to encourage refineries to do this.

    An internal Chevron memo states; “A senior energy analyst at the recent API convention warned that if the US petroleum industry doesn’t reduce its refining capacity it will never see any substantial increase in refinery margins.”

    The Memos make clear that blockages in refining capacity and opening new refineries did not come from environmental organizations, as the oil industry claimed, but via a deliberate policy of limitation and price gouging at the behest of the oil industry itself.

    The mystery of Eugene Island 330 and self-renewing oil supplies

    Eugene Island is an oil field in the gulf of Mexico, 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana. It was discovered in 1973 and began producing 15,000 barrels of oil a day which then slowed to about 4,000 barrels in 1989.

    But then for no logical reason whatsoever, production spiked back up to 13,000 barrels a day.

    What the researchers found when they analyzed the oil field with time lapse 3-D seismic imaging is that there was an unexplained deep fault in the bottom corner of the computer scan, which showed oil gushing in from a previously unknown deep source and migrating up through the rock to replenish the existing supply.

    Furthermore, the analysis of the oil now being produced at Eugene Island shows that its age is geologically different from the oil produced there after the refinery first opened. Suggesting strongly that it is now emerging from a different, unexplained source.

    The last estimates of probable reserves shot up from 60 million barrels to 400 million barrels.

    Both the scientists and geologists from the big oil companies have seen the evidence and admitted that the Eugene Island oil field is refilling itself.

    This completely contradicts peak oil theory and with technology improving at an accelerating pace it seems obvious that there are more Eugene Islands out there waiting to be discovered. So the scientific community needs to embrace these possibilities and lobby for funding into finding more of these deep source replenishing oilfields.

    The existence of self-renewing oil fields shatters the peak oil myth. If oil is a naturally replenishing inorganic substance then how can it possibly run out?

    The future of oil

    This year in particular we have seen a strong hike in oil prices and are being told to simply get used to it because this is the way it is going to be. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita gas prices have shot up amid claims of vast energy shortages. Americans are being asked to turn off lights, change thermostat settings, drive slower, insulate homes and take other steps. Meanwhile the oil companies continue to make record profits.

    Flying in the face of the so called peak oil crisis are the facts. If we are running out of oil so quickly then why are reserves being continually increased and production skyrocketing?

    In the 1980s OPEC decided to switch to a quota production system based on the size of reserves. The larger the reserves a country said it had the more it could pump.

    Earlier this year Saudi Arabia reportedly increased its crude reserves by around 200 billion barrels. Saudi oil Is secure and plentiful, say officials.

    “These huge reserves enable the Kingdom to remain a major oil producer for between 70 and 100 years, even if it raises its production capacity to 15 million barrels per day, which may well happen during the next 15 years,”

    Is this the normal course of behavior if we are currently at the peak for oil production? The answer is no, it’s the normal course of action for increasing production.

    There have also been reports that Russia has vastly increased its reserves even beyond those of Saudi Arabia. Why would they do this if they believed there would be no more oil to get hold of? It seems clear that Russia is ready for unlimited future production of oil.

    There is a clear contradiction between the peak oil theory and the continual increase in oil reserves and production.

    New untapped oil sources are being discovered everywhere on earth. The notion that there are somehow only a few sources that the West is trying to monopolize is a complete myth, promulgated by those raking in the massive profits. After all how do you make huge profits from something available in abundance?

    A Wall Street Journal article by Peter Huber and Mark Mills describes how the price of oil remains high because the cost of oil remains so low. We are not dependent on the middle east for oil because the world’s supplies are diminishing, it is because it is more profitable to tap middle east supplies. Thus the myth of peak oil is needed in order to silence the call for tapping the planet’s other plentiful reserves.

    Richard Branson has even stated his intention to set up his own refinery because the price of oil is artificially being kept high whilst new sources are not being explored and new refineries not being built.

    “Opec is effectively an illegal cartel that can meet happily, nobody takes them to court,” Branson has said. “They collude to keep prices high.”

    So if more refineries were built and different resources tapped, the oil prices would come down and the illegal cartel OPEC would see profits diminish. It is no wonder then that the argument for peak oil is so appealing to OPEC. If no one invests to build refineries because they don’t believe there is enough oil, then who benefits? OPEC and the oil elites of course.

    It seems that every time there is some kind of energy crisis, OPEC INCREASES production. The remarkable thing about this is that they always state that they are doing it to ease prices, yet prices always shoot up because they promulgate the myth that they are putting some of their last reserves into the market. Analysts seem confused and always state that they don’t believe upping production will cut prices.

    In a recent report the International Monetary Fund projected that global demand for oil by 2030 would reach 139 million barrels a day, a 65 percent increase.

    “We should expect to live with high and volatile oil prices,” said Raghuram Rajan, the IMF’s chief economist. “In short, it’s going to be a rocky road going forward.”

    Yet independent analysts and even some within OPEC seem to believe that the demand for oil is diminishing. Why the contradiction?

    The peak oil and demand myth is peddled by the establishment-run fake left activist groups, OPEC and globalist arms such as the IMF.

    Rolling Stone magazine even carried an article in its April issue heavily biased towards making people believe the peak oil lie.

    The Scientific evidence also flies in the face of the peak oil theory. Scientific research dating back over a hundred years, more recently updated in a Scientific Paper Published In ‘Energia’ suggests that oil is abiotic, not the product of long decayed biological matter. Oil, for better or for worse, is not a non-renewable resource. It, like coal, and natural gas, replenishes from sources within the mantle of earth.

    No coincidence then that the Russians, who pioneered this research have pumped expenditure into deep underground oil excavation.

    We have previously scientifically exposed the scam behind peak oil. Here is a 1 hour+ audio clip featuring Alex Jones’ comments on peak oil and then the analysis of respected scientific commentator Dr. Nick Begich who presents evidence to suggest the idea of Peak oil is artificial.

    A dangerous fallout precedent being set is that people on both the left and right believe wars are being fought in order to tap the last reserves of oil on the planet. The “coalition of the willing”, whoever they may be for any given war, will not pay particular attention to refuting this claim because it allows them a reason to start and continue said war.

    Even though many will see it as immoral, many will subconsciously attach it as a reason for the war. In reality the war is purely for profit, power and control, oil can be a part of that, but only if the peak oil claim is upheld.

    If we continue to let the corrupt elite tell us we are wholly dependent on oil, we may reach a twisted situation whereby they can justify starvation and mass global poverty, perhaps even depopulation, even within the western world due to the fact that our energy supplies are finished.

    Peak oil is just another weapon the globalists have in their arsenal to move towards a new world order where the elite get richer and everyone else falls into line.

  267. Foxwood says:

    Yep, was written by a pro oil pundit and I stand by it.

  268. LisaInTX says:

    Fox
    That was AWESOME and explains WHY they shut down so many refineries here in TX, yet maintain several of the largest deep cavern reserves in the Nation!!!
    I still remember Pres. Nixon talking about ‘importing oil” in order to keep ours in reserves….use theirs so we have plenty.
    Hmmmm…..wonder IF he realized how very wealthy and powerful this policy would make our ENEMIES??????

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