USS Cole Mom Sorry She Voted For Obama

Just getting around to posting this but it is worth listening too. Neil Cavuto interviewing Diane McDaniel’s, who lost her son when AQ bombed the USS Cole in 2000. She turned down an invitation given to 9/11 and Cole families, to meet with President Obama last week after this happened.

The meeting took place a day after a senior Pentagon judge dropped charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, an al-Qaida suspect held at Guantanamo and accused of masterminding the USS Cole bombing. New charges against al-Nashiri could be brought later, and he will remain in custody for the time being.

A legal move late Thursday by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, marked the last active war crimes case there.

The Obama administration is reviewing the system to make sure the 245 suspects remaining there are given international and U.S. legal rights. That review largely will determine whether the terror suspects should be tried in U.S. courts or released to other countries.

Understandably, she’s not happy …


Robert Reich vs Newt Gingrich Smackdown

Yes and so much more. Allow me to set it all up.And its all about this week’s “Democrat Talking Point”

Reich begins to push the Democrat talking point of the day (more on that in a bit). He claims Republicans don’t want to be a part of the bill because when the economy doesn’t get better they will campaign on the issue. Gingrich will have none of that, and says Democrats have blocked Republicans every step of the way, they are trying to save the Dems from themselves


which sets up bite #2 and the Democrat talking point of the day. That is “Republicans refuse to be a part of the bill so they can campaign in 2010 against it. Here’s Senator Kent Conrad.


Which begs the question … if this is such a sure fired spectacular stimulus plan, and recessions generally run just 18 months … why are the Democrats so sure the economy won’t get better. Why does it seem the Republicans have more faith in their plan than the Democrats in theirs? The answer is easy. Listen up my liberal readers … WE HAVE FAITH IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SPEND THEIR MONEY BETTER THAN BARNEY FRANK CAN. We in fact really do believe in America.

Dodd-Simmons: Game On?

Here’s the headline from the JI:  Simmons weighs run for Senate

And about time. Dodd’s vulnerable … his tenure alone makes him vulnerable. Add to that his reluctance to come clean on his mortgages and his stunning lack of leadership at best and complicity at worst during the mortgage meltdown makes him a liability as a representative of the people. Enter Rob Simmons.

Robert R. Simmons, the former state business advocate and 2nd District congressman, said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge Gov. M. Jodi Rell should his fellow Republican run for re-election, but that he might try for the state’s top job if she doesn’t.

The one-time CIA officer, who during a Journal Inquirer interview said several times that he was continuing “to look for opportunities for public service,” also acknowledged that he was considering a race against U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, a five-term Democrat.

Losing Simmons in Congress was a tremendous loss for Connecticut. I can tell you personally he is a man of great integrity, and a frequent guest on the show. A former CIA intelligence officer, he is a patriot, statesman and a man of the people. He would represent the people of this state well. He certainly knows the definition of VIP, and he knows that if it doesn’t apply to every citizen of the state then it does not apply to him either.

By the way for a complete list of our Chris Dodd posts … click here and just keep scrolling. And here’s the one not on that list.

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Scared? Maybe you have good reason. Take New Poll!

Running through last night’s video and I came across a continuing theme throughout … Democrats and RINOs trying to frighten America to death … a financial death of $1 Trillion dollars (pay no attention to the deal … it will be a trillion I can assure you).

Below you will find two videos … first the scare mongers


Now the voice of reason from two well respected economic pundits, Ben Stein and Dave Ramsey.


Even if you believe it will get worse (and that seems to be likely) the question you need to ask is … will this stimulus help the private sector where the jobs are lost … your job is lost … or just save public works jobs?

And what good is a public sector job without a healthy private sector … hmmmm? Just askin, that’s all.

Depression … Specter Caves

You either believe in this kind of spending on every government program conceivable (schools, union roads, blada blada blada, plus pork) or you don’t. You either believe that money is best spent by the people who earn it or not. Specter, Collins, Snowe? What is it exactly that they believe in? What gets me is how the Democrats are calling this bi-partisan.

So 11 Dems join Republicans on the House version and its called voting along party lines, or as the NY Times put it “all but 11 Democrats voted for the House package.” 3 Republicans join the Democrats and its bi-partisan. Don’t go to the bank with these numbers but this is what MSNBC is reporting.

Links: Fox News, National Review, Powerlineblog, Michelle Malkin

Here’s Specter … “The President says gotta do it … so here I am.” Oh brother.


If This Is Change … Count Me Out

South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has been the voice of the conservatives as the Democrats have tried to ram down pork project after pork project down the throats of Americans, their children and their grand children. He has had so many great moments today it’s hard to pick just one … so I have uploaded two. But clearly the strain is beginning to show.

The first is from Hardball this evening. “Let me be perfectly clear.”


The second, just moments ago from Greta Van Susteren … “Blame Bush all you want … but this is your bill.”


Graham at some point will likely stand alone but if you believe in what he is doing … looking out for you and your children’s future … email him here please.

It’s not just the pork for SUV’s, ATVs, STDs, and honey bees … it’s even the roads and bridges projects that has states and cities just licking their chops. It will do nothing to create permanent employment in the private sector, nothing to create jobs. It’s not even going to happen quickly. Most of this stuff won’t get started for two years and will only mean jobs for union crews and preferred state contractors. YOU ARE BEING HAD.

This is the liberal agenda that they have every right to push … just not here, not now, and not if its the economy you are truly worried about.

Who’s Your Daddy?

I have a friend from Nashville, TN who frequently refers to her husband as “Big Daddy”. Big Daddy is a great guy … but it sure scares the dickens out of me when the Federal Government portrays itself as “Big Daddy”.

From yesterday’s press conference on the signing of the new SCHIP program that expands coverage to even more “children”. Who’s your “Big Daddy”?


Kinda tugs at your heart strings doesn’t it, knowing that Big Daddy government has now assumed the role of Daddy in our lives. Health care is no longer a parent’s responsibility … it’s the role of government. But the program is quickly becoming a boondoggle. The children aren’t all children.

Even the State Children’s Health Insurance Program is a deceiving title as, according to Investor’s Business Daily, 10% of “children” now enrolled are adults.

and no longer poor

The federal government gives SCHIP dollars out as block grants which the states must match with tax revenues. States may get permission to increase the level to 400% above the poverty line, or up to $80,000 plus per year. According the The Galen Institute, a family making $100,000 per year may be eligible by the use of “income disregards”, a subtraction of yearly costs for such things as utility bills, mortgage payments and even food costs.

Just remember …. when you abdicate your responsibility, you longer have any say.

TARP Transparency – $ Update

It looks like the Obama administration is actually releasing documentation on where $293 billion of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money is going.

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Here Comes National Health Care – Update: Irony Alert

Uh Oh … The President signed the SCHIP legislation this afternoon making even more children (umm that includes kids OVER 18) eligible for “free” government health care … plus legal immigrants (come to America we’ll pay for your care), plus pregnant women, plus their kids, plus … well you get the idea, but as the President just said, this is just the beginning.


Oh nooooooooooooooooo! Here’s what is inside the Stimulus bill the President wants passed.

Under “stimulus,” Medicaid is now on offer not to just poor Americans, but Americans who have lost their jobs. And not just Americans who have lost their jobs, but their spouses and their children. And not Americans who recently lost their jobs, but those who lost jobs, say, early last year. And not just Americans who already lost their jobs, but those who will lose their jobs up to 2011. The federal government is graciously footing the whole bill. The legislation also forbids states to apply income tests in most cases.

Update: Irony Alert! I forgot to mention the President intends to pay for the $35 billion SCHIP program with a $.61 increase in the cigarette tax to $1.00 a pack. And yet one of the programs the Democrats want to fund in the Porkapalooza is $75 million for a “Smoking Cessation Program”. So they intend to fund the increased enrollment in the SCHIP program with smokers, while funding a program to get smokers to stop smoking. Only the government can design a plan like this. Let’s hope the Messiah doesn’t stop anytime soon.


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