Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Is anyone running against Waxman?

New York Times:
Companies were correct, health
care law clobbers earnings

Waxman cancels  hearing to grill "lying" executives on the effects of the law

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Why is Waxman Smiling?

pudding proof


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My my.  In quick succession I tripped over two news items relative to assertions I made earlier today.  First, regarding the AGW industry.  It seems that Obama's Assistant Sec. Energy has a fortune riding on "green."

Surprising documents made available to this author reveal that Assistant Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi has a huge financial stake in companies likely to profit from the Obama administration’s “green” policies.

Zoi, who left her position as CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection — founded by Al Gore — to serve as assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, now manages billions in “green jobs” funding. But the disclosure documents show that Zoi not only is in a position to affect the fortunes of her previous employer, ex-Vice President Al Gore, but that she herself has large holdings in two firms that could directly profit from policies proposed by the Department of Energy. [Obama energy official profits from AGW]

Second, to my point that even if Dems lose control of congress, the same old Republican Party hacks will still be making policy.  And, lo, it took Jeb Bush just a few hours to make my point.

Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law

Bush said he understood the anger that prompted the bill, but that immigration should remain a federal issue.

"I don't think this is the proper approach," he said.

The former governor recounted how, after he gave a speech Monday night in California, he was approached by a Hispanic man who was concerned about the measure leading to racial profiling and unfair targeting of Latinos.

While I feel that the Bushies are honorable people, I never, ever, want to see that name on a ballot again.

Ooooh. A threat from San Francisco. Oooooh

Speaking for the nation's dicktards -
Supervisor David Campos

The title of the article is Furor grows over Arizona's new immigration law.   The sum and substance of the furies have been summed up in just 50 seconds of video.  You're welcome.

Meanwhile in the U.S. Senate ...

Australia dumps Carbon Trading Scheme

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Why is this man smiling?

AFTER months of avoiding even mentioning an emissions trading scheme Kevin Rudd has formally dumped Labor's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme until at least after the next election, and possibly the one after that.

After months of refusing to defend or promote the answer to the greatest moral and economic challenge “of our time” or to propose an alternative the Prime Minister has simply put it off as an inconvenient political truth and tried to blame the Coalition and the Greens for obstruction in the Senate.

The simple fact of the matter is that Rudd over-politicised and over-dramatised the importance of an ETS, put all his political capital into one policy that would split the Coalition and provide a campaign platform and had no answer when it failed.

Rudd's insistence the Senate pass the CPRS legislation before the Copenhagen climate change meeting in December now looks completely hollow and Australia's stance friendless and isolated internationally. [Story]

Of course anybody with half a brain can see that carbon trading is flatlining here in the USA. - WUWT

A busy mind is a happy mind

Today's Senior Moment

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Classy Europeans? LOL

Flummoxed him? 
It nearly Rectum

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Here I was, thinking Europeans were meant to be classier than Americans—but have you ever heard of a Rectum Bar outside of Vienna, Austria?

Ah So


Roar of a mighty beast in full flower

Today's Magical Moment

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In the Senate, there are already eight seats where Republican candidates have leads in the polls, Morris noted, including in Pennsylvania where endorsed candidate Pat Toomey is hoping to take the seat occupied by longtime incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter, a Democrat.

The other seats could come in California, Washington, New York or Wisconsin, he said.


A Call to Arms

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IBD's Praising Arizona (In Border Battle) triggered this thought. 

What did the nation get from the astounding 1994 takeover of congress?  From the very same Democrats who control it now?  The answer is contained within the second question.   Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Now, we're on the brink of (knock on wood, praise God and pass the ammo) of duplicating that feat, against a democrat party grown monstrous in their contempt of the law. Suppose we do grab control of both houses of congress?  What will we have gained, long term?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.   Because the Republican Party will be the same Republican Party it was in 1995, and democrats will still draw breath. But, there is one thing, one event, or series of events, that can turn the Obama occupation into the most salutary moment in U..S. history, dating even before the War of Rebellion. I quote from IBD.

Arizona's new law is a reminder that the states formed the federal government and not the other way around. One of the federal government's functions was to provide for the security of the new country against foreign enemies and intruders. At this, and particularly under this administration, it has failed miserably.

If the states, even one of them, which have thrown down the gauntlet stand firm, necessitating a showdown between the U.S. Constitution and federal usurpers, I'm confident the good guys will prevail.  I cannot envision what that will do to 70 years of court encroachment, and malversation.  A wood stake will have been driven squarely through the heart of this emerging  class of fascist dictators, and I use "fascist" properly here.

I know what you're saying.  Please, sir, can I have some more!  Yes.  Yes you can.

Call for states' rights: Area officials fear Washington's reach

WASHINGTON — Violation of the Constitution. Massive hostile takeover. A dangerous situation.

Tenth Amendment enthusiasts are sounding an alarm not as old as “The British are coming!” but nevertheless one heard many times in America’s history.

These enthusiasts are about keeping marauding hordes of federal mandates at bay.... .

Good Lord! Even Pennsylvania?


Kicking Harry while we can

Today's Schadenfreude Express
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Getting rid of Harry Reid will be like killing a kitchen cockroach.  There's a colony living in the baseboards, and an even nastier Sen. Richard Durbin, or Chuckles Schumer will  take his place.  Still, I like to watch the little bastards  in their death throes.  Here's Reid  campaigning in state capitol Carson City [Nevada Appeal]
The most important thing we've done for the country and the world is health care.
Harry needs to leave Washington more often than once every six years. Here's the state's largest newspaper, The Las Vegas Review Herald Journal, discussing Harry's wondrous gift to mankind. 
EDITORIAL: Snake oil

It'd be easy to say we told you so, but what would be the point? After all, anybody who argued that ObamaCare would actually reduce health care costs was either lying, wishfully naive or in possession of a newborn's critical thinking skills.

On Friday, the latest nonpartisan report on the health care reform bill provided more evidence for the obvious: The Democrats' massive federal intervention into health care will drive up costs and bleed the budget. [It gets worse]          
If Harry loses as expected, I hope he, stripped of  influence, and easily indictable for scads of  real estate cons, and vote selling, will be.