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A bunch of gems over the past week for our general amusement.  First, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) appeared together on a Philly radio station last week for our entertainment. During the town hall meetings last year Specter left with a few gems of video clips. He’s back at it again telling Bachmann to act like a lady. Where is his mind? 1952…

This past weekend White House press secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on “Fox News Sunday”, he defended the decision to read alleged bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights after just 50 minutes of interrogation. He claimed that valuable information was gathered by the experienced investigators. I will give him the benefit of the doubt and not argue the whole Miranda rights issue here. All I want to do is point out that the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair was not even made aware of the decision. (more…)

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Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling reversing the McCain-Feingold federal campaign-finance law is a victory for special interest groups and a bigger win for free speech in the United States. The 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission will stop the government from regulating political speech of corporations.

President Obama quickly responded with a statement claiming, “It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans” Mr. President, we already felt that way, except you can add unions and bureaucracies to that list. On the eve of Obamacare dying, it also amused me that he says “I am instructing my Administration to get to work immediately with Congress on this issue.” (more…)

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My summary of the results from Copenhagen’s Climate Change Summit are more than a week late due to the Holiday Break, but to be honest with you, it really doesn’t matter.  For all the hoopla surrounding the fiasco, all the jockeying, pontificating and lugubrious debate had by global delegates for nearly two weeks, they finally agreed on one thing; we need to have more talks.  This brilliant idea is being billed as, “The Copenhagen Accords.”  What a joke.  (more…)

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How hard can it be to get eligible citizens out to vote on election day with honest results? Should be easy, right? We are taught through grade school that once we are old enough everyone has a right to vote and every vote counts. You might think, there are laws in place today along with technology that makes the elections process simple. The poll taxes, literacy tests and physical violence of the Jim Crow era have disappeared with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, right?  (more…)

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A recent CNN poll showed that 80% of Americans are concerned that the new Health Care Bill will impact the deficit. So, where do we stand today? The House has a public option, while the Senate Bill doesn’t. We’ve seen the Congress claim that cuts to Medicare and CMS will result in enough savings to support the bill and will be budget neutral. Obama has made strong stances on Illegals coverage, coverage for Abortions, and most importantly in my opinion the impact to our deficit. Do you remember, “I will not sign a bill that adds one penny to the deficit”? How easy we forget, YOU LIE!, sorry I couldn’t help myself. I’d like to provide a perspective on the inner workings of Health Care reimbursement, which similar to other industries, drives the market. (more…)

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Mr. Obama goes to Copenhagen…

There’s a decent chance you may have viewed the below video from October. It features Lord Christopher Monckton from Great Britain who is a former advisor to Margaraet Thatcher in the 1980’s.  In the video Monckton claims to have read the treaty that President Obama and the rest of the countries will sign at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen Denmark.  Although I’m not big on conspiracy theories, and I do not believe Obama will be ceding our US Sovereignty anytime soon…(treaties call for 2/3 Senate approval anyway) the backdrop to this story is extremely important.  As many are unaware this conference is even convening, its consequences for the future of our economy are dire and unbelievably far reaching

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I started watching his show the O’Reilly Factor about 8 years ago. At the time I was looking for answers to help justify my position politically while constantly being bombarded with a liberal outlook from my teachers at school. I remember having daily debates on whether we should even retaliate against Al Qaeda. What I found listening to Bill’s Radio Factor and watching his TV shows was a bold and independent thinker taking on all the toughest issues. I was drawn to his level-headed conclusions and appreciated how he always had in mind the best interest of the “folks”. (more…)

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