Rosemary’s Baby

Chris Matthews does not like it very much when you call the Democratic Party … the Democrat Party. He gets very very very offended. But … it’s OK to call attendees at CPAC … nuts? … and compare Newt Gingrich to Rosemary’s baby. But at least he asks the relevant question of the day … would you party with these people?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Xls-TwnWc

Party? All night long baby … all night long.

Failure!

No need to comment. Neil Cavuto on Fox says it all. Enjoy or not. Read more

House passes pork-filled appropriations bill – $410 billion

Less than 36 hours after the bill was released to the public, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 passed through the U.S. House of Representatives along party lines. 36 hours. Yeah, sure… the public – and even congress – had plenty of time to review 1,122 pages of pork.

Click here to read our previous post with details from the bill.

Let’s be clear about my definition of pork. If you can not find authorization to spend the money in the United States Constitution, it’s pork.

Does CNN currently have the news on their home page? How about CBS News? NBC? ABC?

Nope, gotta get the news from bloggers, Fox News and Yahoo News. Is there a concerted effort to hide these types of appropriation bills and release them to the public about one day before voting on them? Looks to be the case.

The Democratic-controlled House pushed through a $410 billion measure Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration.

The vote was 245-178, largely along party lines.

Republicans assailed the measure as too costly — particularly on the heels of a $787 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed last week. But Democrats jabbed back.

“The same people who drove the economy into the ditch are now complaining about the size of the tow truck,” said Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., pointing out the large increase in deficits that President George W. Bush and GOP-controlled Congresses amassed.

From the GOP side, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas said the legislation was “going to grow the government 8.3 percent … but the family budget which has to pay for the federal budget only grew at 1.3 percent last year.”

Hot Air, Gateway Pundit and Malkin are all on it. Of course the spin is that there are no earmarks. Bull feathers.

Up next? How about a $700 billion “reserve” fund for health care provided by the feds over the next ten years.

To Hell With Your Grandchildren and Old People Too

Still think these Governors (other than the four Republicans) are looking out for you. Trust me they are looking out for their re-election.  Read more

I regret nothing … still

From Hannity’s America last night. Bill Ayers talks with Alan Colmes in what must be part of the Bill Ayers rehab tour. Ayers, who’s Weather Underground bombed the Pentagon, New York City Police Headquarters, a New York State Supreme Court justice and was planning on bombing a dance at Fort Dix in New Jersey, still regrets nothing because … well he personally didn’t kill anyone. Make sure to catch the moral equivilency going on … which is always the classic defense when you can’t defend. Childish at best … evil at worst.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDC2Gwbh4A4

Here’s Alan afterwards explaining Ayers to Hannity. I like Alan Comes, and he makes it clear he does not approve, but surely he’s not buying this crap from Ayers.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6iTECcnfgA

Read all about Mr Ayers here … and here

Halo Slipping – “The Thrill Is Gone”

Jim Geraghty pointed this out … so … I watched. Here’s what Jim wrote over at National Review:

I can hardly believe what I’m watching on MSNBC right now. Chris Matthews is almost critical — no, not even almost, he’s flat-out critical of President Obama on the economic front.

Howard Fineman of Newsweek says Obama has been “grim and a little distant at the same time … Tim Geithner hasn’t inspired any confidence anywhere, as far as I can tell.”

Matthews: “He seems like Barney Fife to me.”

Eugene Robinson: “I actually referred to him as Doogie Howser, Treasury Secretary, and I think it’s a little unfair.” Much laughter ensues.

Here’s the video … with editing for brevity. My favorite part is where Chris thinks Obama should go away for a few weeks and learn the economy. Ha!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWe7190rbc

The thrill’s gone. Oh wait … no it isn’t.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m9Gbb6NSwM

12 American solutions for jobs and prosperity

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, general chairman of American Solutions has released a formula for real hope and change, 12 American Solutions for Jobs and Prosperity.

American Solutions is one of those small 527 organizations that does a very good job taking the lead in political education. They reach out to everyone, and claim to be a non-partisan group that strives to find and promote effective solutions.

To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Newt for a couple of reasons – especially his environmental statements and partners – but many of these ideas are worth passing along. These solutions are based on conservative principles to an extent, are well thought out, and well presented.

You do not see this type of effort from the liberal left.

Tied in with the American Tea Party events planned for this Friday (Feb. 27), Newt is asking you to print out the 12 solutions from American Solutions and pass them around.

Honestly, I’m happy that there are no outright crazy environmental spending solutions in this package. Here is Newt’s introduction video and the full list of 12.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mniBvStv4hg

  1. Payroll Tax Stimulus.  With a temporary new tax credit to offset 50% of the payroll tax, every small business would have more money, and all Americans would take home more of what they earn.
  2. Real Middle-Income Tax Relief. Reduce the marginal tax rate of 25% down to 15%, in effect establishing a flat-rate tax of 15% for close to 9 out of 10 American workers.
  3. Reduce the Business Tax Rate.  Match Ireland’s rate of 12.5% to keep more jobs in America.
  4. Homeowner’s Assistance. Provide tax credit incentives to responsible home buyers so they can keep their homes.
  5. Control Spending So We Can Move to a Balanced Budget.  This begins with eliminating Congressional earmarks and wasteful pork-barrel spending.
  6. No State Aid Without Protection From Fraud.  Require state governments to adopt anti-fraud and anti-theft policies before giving them more money.
  7. More American Energy Now. Explore for more American oil and gas and invest in affordable energy for the future, including clean coal, ethanol, nuclear power and renewable fuels.
  8. Abolish Taxes on Capital Gains. Match China, Singapore and many other competitors. More investment in America means more jobs in America.
  9. Protect the Rights of American Workers. We must protect a worker’s right to decide by secret ballot whether to join a union, and the worker’s right to freely negotiate. Forced unionism will kill jobs in America at a time when we can’t afford to lose them.
  10. Replace Sarbanes-Oxley.  This failed law is crippling entrepreneurial startups.  Replace it with affordable rules that help create jobs, not destroy them.
  11. Abolish the Death Tax. Americans should work for their families, not for Washington.
  12. Invest in Energy and Transportation Infrastructure. This includes a new, expanded electric power grid and a 21st century air traffic control system that will reduce delays in air travel and save passengers, employees and airlines billions of dollars per year.

More Information

The Conservative Revolution has tips on how to organize your own Tea Party protest, and if you know of any local events, send us an e-mail via our Contact form and we’ll post them on this page.

PajamasTV has a listing of events.

Rising Star

Some consider him to be the Republican party’s next great leader … perhaps President. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. When you hear him in this clip explain what he would do to stimulate the economy … and why he will not take most of the stimulus money … you’ll understand why.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2gEmsNYVnw

Jindal also took issue with today’s summit on the budge deficit . Says Jindal, addressing the deficit after spending a trillion dollars is like closing the barn door after the horse is gone.

Calhoun Get’s It

I am a Jim Calhoun fan, more now than ever before. Read more