Aug 252012
 

“I think he’s been a great leader but I don’t want my daughter near him.”

McCaskill said this a six years ago while in a hotly contested senate race against Republican Jim Talent.

In light of the recent discussion on rape, does the Senator feel the same way today, and will she be in attendance cheering on an accused rapist at the DNC?

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Put your eye on McCaskill people!

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Aug 252012
 

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Cain: “A Citizens Moment for the Citizens Movement”

(Atlanta) Businessman and former presidential frontrunner Herman Cain today announced he is speaking at Unity Rally 2012 in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday, August 26, 2012 – one day prior to the start of the Republican National Convention.

“The timing of this rally is no accident,” Cain said. “This rally represents the power of the Citizens Movement. There may be a lot of different groups and organizations doing their own things, but we all agree on the message of limited government, personal responsibility and fiscal sanity. Even more importantly, we all agree on the bigger mission this fall – defeat Barack Obama.”

Cain will be joined by other notable leaders including U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, syndicated radio host Neal Boortz and Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. Unity Rally 2012 is a collaborative effort of Unity Rally Coalitions, made up of several grassroots citizen-based groups such as The Tea Party Nation and TheTeaParty.net.

“We are excited to see Herman Cain join us at Unity Rally 2012 as he has played an important role in unifying Tea Parties and grassroots from across the country. Our members are traveling from far and wide to show their support and demonstrate the citizens’ resolve to be heard,” said Tiffiny Ruegner, Executive Director of TheTeaParty.net and Director of Unity Rally Coalitions, “With no cost to attend to see some of the top superstars of the Tea Party movement, Unity Rally 2012 is the event of the people designed to energize and inspire the conservative base.”

The details of Unity Rally 2012 are as follows:


Unity Rally 2012 August 26, 2012
7:00 p.m.
The River Church 3738 River Int’l Drive Tampa, Florida 33610

“When the eyes of the world focus on Tampa, we want the first thing they see to be the citizens steadfastly refusing to let ourselves be defined by anything but the agenda that the American people overwhelmingly supported in 2010,” Cain added. “This is a citizens’ moment for the citizens’ movement. We will show that we stand together, united behind conservative majorities in Congress and the defeat of Barack Obama.”

Rally Program:

* Dustin Stockton is the Chairman of Western Representation PAC, Chief Strategist for the TheTeaParty.net

* Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation

* Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

* Niger Innis currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

Rally MC: Rusty Humphries National Radio Talk-Show Host

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Aug 252012
 

The founder and CEO of the nation’s 12th largest coal producer told Human Events in an exclusive interview that President Barack Obama’s war on coal has done permanent damage to America’s competitiveness.

“It can be stopped, but it cannot be reversed,” said Robert E. Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy, a privately-held coal producer based in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

~ It would do well to remember JUST a short time ago Ohio Miners Turned on Obama

Obama is planning to close 175 power plants by 2020, roughly equivalent to 83,000 megawatts, he said. Most of the plants will go off the grid by 2014.

The physical reality is that idle coal mines or coal-fired electric generating plants atrophy, he said.

“Those plants are not designed to remain idle,” he said. “The boilers and turbines are made to keep heat in them and they start deteriorating very rapidly.”

The same is also true for coal mines, he said.

Romney understands that there is a whole segment of the American economy, and the American scheme of things, that is being destroyed, Murray said.

“I’ve been with Romney a number of times, and some of that was one-on-one,” he said. “I can’t betray a confidence, and never would, but I can tell you, he gets it.”

“Barack Obama and his appointees and his political supporters are destroying the United States’ coal industry deliberately,” Murray said.

When he was running for president, Obama vowed to bankrupt any new coal-fired plant with regulations, he said.

“While Joe Biden said he wanted ‘No coal in America,’” he said.

“They are making good to their promises to their radical constituencies on the Left Coast and California and in New England and elsewhere,” said the coal executive, who is a graduate from an advanced management program at the Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor’s in mine engineering from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

~ Snippet:

“China has been building a 500-megawatt coal-fired plant every week, for years,” he said.

“There are going to be brownouts and blackouts because of the shortage of power and because they are required by the utility commissions to keep the lights on, the heat on, so they bid it up because Obama is closing all of these coal-fired $.04-a-kilowatt power plants,” he said.

There is also a human dimension to the coal business, because so many families depend on the jobs provided by coal, Murray said.

At one event in Wheeling, W.Va., organized by Murray, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent an evening with 800 of his workers and their families, he said. “Afterwards, Romney looked out at the people there and said to me privately: ‘I’ll remember this night forever.’”

~ Enlightening words:

Murray, who as a young miner was once trapped in a dark mine for 12 hours, said he has one unionized mine, the first one he bought.

“I have dealt with the unions all my life and I understand them very well.”

Murray said union members through the years have threatened him and his family with harm. “My life has been threatened by them repeatedly during the 55 years that I have been active in the coal industry.”

“I say to my union employees: ‘Why do you let the United Mine Workers take $2,500 a year in dues from you and put it on a guy that is eliminating your job?’” he said. “They just hang their heads.”

“I know these men, they get intimidated by the United Mine Workers and they are afraid to vote them out,” he said.

“Obama is eliminating jobs by the tens of thousands in areas where there is nothing else for these people to do,” Murray said.

“I can’t get permits that other coal companies get,” he said. “I get scrutiny from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor, Mine and Safety Administration and the Department of the Interior’s office of coal mining that other companies don’t get.”

“I have a target on my back,” he said. I’ve been doing this for 55 years and it’s unbelievable that it is happening in the United States of America,” he said.

“When Obama and his appointees push on Bob Murray, I push back harder — but, I get frightened,” he said. “I am frightened at the moment because of what they do.”

But, he will continue to push back, he said.

“Why? Because, I know the names of those thirty-three hundred people, “Murray said. “Everything that they have is going to be destroyed.”

I guarantee you want to read the full length article By: Neil W. McCabe writing for Human Events

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Aug 252012
 

Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, the Obamacare subsidies, and Social Security will devour all revenues by 2045. Entitlement spending is already crowding out vital constitutional functions, such as defense.

Here’s the projected outlook of spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security by 2045, when entitlement spending matches tax revenues, from Heritage’s Federal Budget in Pictures, using Congressional Budget Office figures:

The looming unsustainability of the big three entitlement spending programs—Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—is not inevitable, but in order to avoid the catastrophic effects of consuming every bit of tax revenue in just one generation, reform is a necessity.

Take a look at Medicare, the largest portion of the projected entitlement expense by the year 2045.

Quick quiz: Who said this about Medicare? “With an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it. We have to reform Medicare to strengthen it.”

Now, I realize there are some in my party who don’t think we should make any changes at all to Medicare and Medicaid, and I understand their concerns. But here’s the truth: Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And millions more will do so in the future. They pay for this benefit during their working years. They earn it. But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it. We have to reform Medicare to strengthen it.

It was, you guessed it, Obama on September 08, 2011

Obamacare has already ended Medicare “as we know it.” (Let ME Repeat that:) Obamacare has already ended Medicare “as we know it.” (NOT Paul Ryan!) Obamacare will not preserve Medicare or even prevent the program’s descent into unsustainability. Instead, as Heritage’s Alyene Senger reported, the Congressional Budget Office adjusted its estimate of Medicare cuts to $716 billion over 10 years, in a raid on Medicare’s core services:

~ Share THIS with those buying into Obama’s blither PR is going to kill Medicare, when in fact It IS Obama who has:

According to the CBO, the payment cuts in Medicare include:

A $260 billion payment cut for hospital services.

A $39 billion payment cut for skilled nursing services.

A $17 billion payment cut for hospice services.

A $66 billion payment cut for home health services.

A $33 billion payment cut for all other services.

A $156 billion cut in payment rates in Medicare Advantage (MA); $156 billion is before considering interactions with other provisions. The House Ways and Means Committee was able to include interactions with other provisions, estimating the cuts to MA to be even higher, coming in at $308 billion.

$56 billion in cuts for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments.* DSH payments go to hospitals that serve a large number of low-income patients.

$114 billion in other provisions pertaining to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP* (does not include coverage-related provisions).

Far from protecting seniors and preventing the program’s insolvency, the Medicare raid cuts services for seniors and hastens Medicare’s impact on the federal credit card, as it makes up the largest portion of the projected entitlement spending by 2045.

-source

Also See RUSH: ‘Do Democrats KNOW Obama is the one who CUT Medicare?!’ Oh JP Shows you they do…

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Aug 252012
 

Many aspects of Social Security date back to 1939 and reflect an America that is long gone. One of these pays Social Security benefits to minor children—even if the parents are millionaires.

Case in point: the Social Security checks sent to the three younger children of Representative Pete Stark (D–CA). Stark is 80 years old, earns $174,000 a year as a Member of Congress, and has a personal fortune of about $27 million. Yet his kids get and will continue to get their government checks until they reach their 18th birthdays.

Stark is doing nothing illegal or untoward—that is just the way today’s Social Security works. Benefits for children and spouses were created back in 1939, when in most families, only the husband was employed. When he stopped work, the family had no more income other than a small Social Security check. Children’s benefits were intended to allow them to stay in school rather than go to work to support the family.

No one expected these benefits to go to a millionaire’s kids.

A program that pays benefits to millionaire’s kids and pays too little to low-income seniors is a program with deep-seated problems. And there are many more, so fixing Social Security should entail a fundamental overhaul.

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Aug 252012
 

This is written by one of my all time favorite reporters, yes Virginia a ‘true journalist’, By Wesley Pruden:

Craig Karpel is a recovering addict. He says so himself. His addiction is to Barack Obama, and his recovery inspires him to write a book. He offers a 12-step program, patterned after the program that has rescued thousands of town drunks.

He’s a confirmed Obamaholic, but he doesn’t blame the president. He absolves Mr. Obama of blame for the addiction to the messiah from the south side of Chicago that turned so many healthy Americans into junkies. His book has created a bit of a buzz already.

“My name is Craig K.,” he says in the opening line of the “12-Step Guide for the Recovering Obama Voters,” published by HarperCollins Broadside Books.

“I’m an Obamaholic. Welcome to what Alcoholics Anonymous would call a ‘meeting in print.’ We’re here to admit to each other and to ourselves that the Obama presidency isn’t Obama’s fault – it’s ours. We should be impeached for having elected him.”

~ Snippets:

Only a 12-step program, writes Craig Karpel, can free the naïve and clueless from an imprisoned mind. Mr. Karpel is no rightwing zealot. His book is neither rave nor rant. He was once, like the president, a left-wing community organizer. He once wrote speeches for Abby Hoffman. He mocks the soft, gooey language of quackery, of the frauds who have turned once-sturdy verbs into the soggy language of academics, therapeutics and charlatans. “We urgently need to embark on a 12-step program that will enable us to heal.”

He argues that the election of Barack Obama was the triumph of biography over achievement, of empty promise over performance, the result of aspiring to elitism. “Outside of technical fields, proverbially brain surgery and rocket science,” he says, “academic credentials are an indication not of achievement, but of promise.” Mr. Obama posed as Harvard scholar, but since he has resolutely refused to release any evidence of student prowess we don’t know whether he was the academic genius he assures us he was, or a fraud laughing at how easy it was to fool so many people.

Only by taking 12 measured steps can voters cure themselves of addiction to the idea that there’s a solution for every problem, to the temptation to find someone to blame for frustration and disappointment, for the addiction to denial, and finally to recognize the importance of attaining what he calls voting sobriety.

Obamania, in this view, has the classic features of addiction: the buzz, the rush, the flush, the high, the euphoric contentment. “And now we’re experiencing the inevitable comedown: the crash, the craving when the addiction isn’t satisfying, the misery of withdrawal.”

Wesley Pruden is editor emeritus of The Washington Times

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