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Congresswoman Maxine Waters on This Week discusses the possibility of nationalizing some banks. She says, no doubt in defference to Senator Graham, “but not yet”. Disturbing. But wait there’s more. Read more

We’re Screwed

Congresswoman Maxine Waters thinks bipartisanship is removing pork. Senator Schumer thinks adding a fix to the AMT is bipartisanship. Senator Graham … “We’re screwed” and he doesn’t mean the Republicans.

Feel free to comment.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVyE2jRmGZg

Bipartisanship is including the opposition in the drafting of the bill and accepting some ideas of others as your own. Eliminating pork in a stimulus bill is not bipartisanship. It is statesmanship. But the country’s taxpayers first. Willingness to fix the AMT is not bipartisanship, it’s a long overdue legislative process but it has nothing to do with stimulus. But I and Senator Graham could be wrong.

The 111th Congress Shall Live In Infamy

No need to name that party this time … no Republicans in the House and only three in the Senate. As for the rest, well you know who they are … and “The Other McCain” says never forget.

Join the Facebook group. The guilty shall be named and remembered. They shall regret this travesty but once — and that will be forever!

Aaron in the graphics department: We’ll need an appropriate logo. Classy, but vicious.

Please go on over and join the crowd. Oh, and yes, this is via INSTAPUNDIT.

All praise the …

These Obama books are in the children’s area of Borders. Can you guess what the section is? “History” … umm nope …. “Current Affairs” …. not exactly. Take the poll before you click the link below … and no cheating! Read more

United Against The Porkapalooza … for what its worth.

Well House Republicans stood strong against the Porkapalooza that will saddle my children with an unbearable burden they don’t deserve. $800 billion to a trillion dollars (with interest) and that’s just this year and doesn’t count TARP or SON OF TARP. $3 trillion I heard. I’ve lost track. I will find some links to help out on this. But for now … her are your House leaders who tried mightily to create jobs at a lower cost and … Democrat or Republican … were actually looking out for your children and their children. Lord help us when they get the bill.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eowwU0S5e7Q

Update: OK … Instapundit has some nice links.But here’s a portion of the AP story.

Told that no Republican backed the measure, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs reacted by citing another number: “3.5 million jobs that we look forward to saving or creating.”

That’s my favorite … save or retain. It’s the oldest economiuc development scam in the books. The article continues with the sad part.

Republicans said the package won’t work because it has too little in tax cuts and spreads too much money around to everyday projects like computer upgrades for federal agencies.

“This legislation falls woefully short,” said House GOP Leader John Boehner of Ohio. “With a price tag of more than $1 trillion when you factor in interest, it costs every family almost $10,000 in added debt. This is an act of generational theft that our children and grandchildren will be paying for far into the future.”

Hey you young Democrats for Obama … you pay for this too. Well, umm, actually you guys don’t pay … I forgot.

The Caterpillar Flap Continues

It began with a statement by Obama yesterday, when he told reporters that the CEO of Caterpillar would hire back laid off workers as soon as the stimulus passed … and followed with a statement by the CEO of Caterpillar that … well no … he still would likely have to layoff more people. It’s a beautiful thing, from Hannity’s America.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEHnc88OH6M

Today ABC’s Jake Tapper followed up on that exchange with Robert Gibbs. Gibbs tries to spin around it. But the Best part comes at the end of this 5 minute exchange when Tapper. Hot Air picks it up so much better than I could.

Yes, it’s Tapper again, mining more comedy gold from that clusterfark of a stimulus “rally” Obama held yesterday at Caterpillar’s plant in Illinois. Sensing his chance to squeeze one measly vote out of the House GOP caucus and thereby sanctify the bill as “bipartisan,” The One tried leaning on new Republican congressman Aaron Schock by putting him on the spot in front of the plant’s employees. Big mistake.

Here’s the Tapper presser:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOTXWF1H3Wk

Get In On The Fun … Play The Stimulus Game

Here’s your chance to grab a piece of the porkapalooza pie and be just like a big time Democrat VIP (sorry Senator Dodd). The game is fun and easy to play and will make you feel like a Big City Mayor, Federal Bureaucrat, or community organizer extraordinaire.

Click here to play … and don’t forget to remember your friends (ME)!

PS: Yes I have played and yes it is fun and no there is no catch. Thanks to Instapundit.

Click the pick to see my stimulus.

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Republican Gregg Withdraws – Video – Updated

Update: From Instapundit:

He’s had a tough time with appointments, but at least Gregg paid his taxes.

And the hits just keep on rolling for an Obama Administration which at this point may never fill this Cabinet. New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his name as Commerce Secretary. He just couldn’t do it. In this video he says he withdrew  because he couldn’t be 100% part of the team.

But Fox News reports it was a major disagreement over the Obama Stimulus Package and a slighter one on Census (which had been moved from Commerce to the White House). Fox also reports Gregg was miffed at the way Obama had whacked Republicans in Williamsburg and the Town Meetings.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htu9iIFR9vk

You just knew this was coming. Gregg will be a bigger help in the Senate. Oh and here’s one for you … first comments from the Democrats comes from Hillary Rosen over at CNN … clearly Gregg does not like school children?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3mdlTLOpkY

For more go to Powerline here, and Michelle Malkin here.

Banker explains why he turned down TARP funds: “Strings”

The banker is Steve Buster, CEO of California community bank “Mechanics”. Alexis Glick conducts the interview and it’s a great one.

Part one, Buster tells Glick they wanted the money, could have used the money but it came with too many strings.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3cub9XHaog

Here in Part Two Glick asks … “what strings?”. Buster says they wanted to tell us how to lend.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPOcX-8evw8

Buster essentially says his bank uses sound lending practices and the government’s idea of lending would have compromised that, endangering the banks sound business. Thanks but not thanks.

Unfortunately, the big bankers have learned this all too late. They have finally realized that they have sold their soul. If you want to know what I mean …listen to Charlies Daniels. You’ll get it too.

Guns Don’t Kill People … They Help People Stop Home Invasions

OK … not exactly the way the phrase goes … but I could add 10 more stories I know of just like this.

Owning a gun is your 2nd amendment right. It is also your responsibility to learn to handle a firearm safely and correctly. But if you take the time to learn, train, and legally purchase a firearm it just may save your life someday. After watching this video ask yourself, if the homeowner lived in a “gun free zone” … would the homeowner be talking to the reporter today. Click  to view.

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