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Establishment republicans playing games with the freshmen congressmen

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/21134471″>Hugh Hewitt To GOP Appropriations Committee Member Jack Kingston: Do You Think We’re Stupid?</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5194111″>Breitbart</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Well, I should say they are playing games with “them that brung um” the voters who are responsible for the republicans being in control of the House.

Listen to Hugh Hewitt interview Jack Kingston, R-Ga, serving since 1993.  He is using the old “unity” crap to try to shut up the freshmen congressmen and keep them in line.  He (and the others like him) has been and is right now part of the problem.

Message:  Mr. Kingston, this is not football, nor is it a game.  The republicans should be standing firm to take that funding for Obamacare away that the democrats underhandedly put in, instead they are leaking and throwing out barbs at the 54 republicans who have the courage and integrity to do it now.  What’s wrong with doing it now?  No, he wants to put it off until some other time and if you listen to the end, you will find that he is not willing to commit to it even later.  When asked what he was hearing at Town Hall meetings he has held, there is a very revealing pause.  Then he goes into how he thinks “they just don’t understand.”  Hewitt says, “we don’t believe you.”  And we don’t.

Anyway – JACK KINGSTON – a name to remember.

Some of the things I have been reading recently coming from the republican establishment is, I think, coming from the same crowd (maybe led by Karl Rove) who set out to destroy O’Donnell and Angle and, of course, Palin.  Is it women they don’t like?  Just what is it they are trying to prove anyway?  They have already picked out some limp and impotent candidate they want to run for president, and I think I know who it is.  This cannot be tolerated.

This video is from Breitbart.tv:  http://www.breitbart.tv/hugh-hewitt-to-gop-appropriations-committee-member-jack-kingston-do-you-think-were-stupid/

Posted:  03.16.11

When I typed “what’s wrong with doing it now” it made me think of this hymn.   Sometimes it’s not a good idea to put things off.

[Words by Elizabeth H. Reed, 1842]

Ira died in a car accident in 1965 and I just learned when I looked this up that Charlie died at his home on January 26, 2011 at the age of 83.  RIP.  We all go in the end.

Update:  03.17.11 @ 1:31 a.m.

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Like pigs to slop…..

Remember Shirley Sherrod and Andrew Breitbart’s video of her which caused the loss of her job, and exposed a case called Pigford?  It could not have been more appropriately named.

Since that time Breitbart has worked to understand the full story behind Sherrod’s hasty ousting and believes he has an answer. According to Breitbart, the answer lays in a piece of legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday — which provides $1.15 billion in funding for a case known as Pigford II. The money will be doled out in payments of $50,000 for more than 90,000 alleged black farmers as retribution for alleged discrimination on the part of the USDA.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/09/will-pigford-vindicate-andrew-breitbart/#ixzz17chfp1C8

Small problem.  There are only 18,000 black farmers in the country. This story is focused on Breitbart, but, of course, he is not the story.  The story is the stealing of more tax money.  Notice the Sherrods already have received $13 million dollars.  Uh oh, that makes them filthy rich.  And means we’re supposed to hate them, right?

The fraud is exposed.  It is well-documented.  And yet the president signed it into law anyway yesterday.  Now what?   This is an outrage.

I had a garden once.  Wonder if I should apply.

“How to slop a pastured pig”: http://www.ehow.com/how_6041069_slop-pig-healthy-pastured-pork.html

I believe it was Tom Coburn (R) who made some statement about America rotting from within.  Don’t blame it on America as a whole. It’s the government in Washington, D. C. that is rotting.  And the fine Mr. Dr. Coburn was one of the republicans who voted in favor of the DREAM Act that passed the House yesterday.  Talk about rotting, or rotten.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101209/ap_on_go_co/us_house_rollcall_immigration_students_1

Posted:  12.09.10

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Message to the media – “Can you hear us now?”

“Can you hear us now?” asked protesters around the country this weekend, challenging the mainstream media to drop a perceived news bias and give fair coverage.

atlanta protest

Protests at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.

Grassroots organizers pulled together small groups of protesters in dozens of U.S. cities yesterday and today, including more than 100 who descended upon the offices of the Florida’s St. Petersburg Times this morning.

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Reports of the “Can You Hear Us Now?” protests are pouring in from around the country:

  • A Facebook page devoted to the events includes posts from a growing list of cities, including Baltimore, Md.; Nashville, Tenn.; Richmond, Va.; Houston, Texas; and West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Bostonians protesting at the Globe (Photo: Michael Carl)

In Boston, chants of “Hear us now!” and “Tell the truth!” were raised outside the offices of the Boston Globe.

The Chicago Tea Party Patriots held a protest March on the Media. They protested media bias outside the studios of ABC News and CBS News in Chicago during their live broadcasts. This event was part of the “Operation Can You Hear Us Now” nationwide media protests.

Operation Can You Hear Us Now?

Posted:  10.17.09

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President Obama erred in some statements in N. H.

Some people are saying that the New Hampshire Town Hall was a little bit staged.  What do you think?  Nine questions in an hour and lots of words but not much substance.  Here’s just two things President Obama said yesterday that have been proven to be wrong:

1.   President Obama:  “The irony is that actually one of the chief sponsors of this bill originally was a Republican — then House member, now senator, named Johnny Isakson from Georgia — who very sensibly thought this is something that would expand people’s options. And somehow it’s gotten spun into this idea of “death panels.” I am not in favor of that.   So just I want to — (applause.) I want to clear the air here.”

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Isakson Denounces White House Comments Connecting Him
To Terribly Flawed House Health Care Bill
‘This Is What Happens When the President and Members of Congress Don’t Read the Bills’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today denounced comments made by President Obama and his spokesman regarding Isakson’s alleged connection to language contained in the House health care bill on “end-of-life counseling.”

Isakson vehemently opposes the House and Senate health care bills and he played no role in drafting language added to the House bill by House Democrats calling for the government to incentivize doctors by offering them money to conduct “end-of-life counseling” with Medicare patients every five years. Isakson also strongly opposed the House bill language calling for doctors to follow a government-mandated list of topics to discuss with patients during the counseling sessions.

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2.  President Obama:  “We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors.”

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August 12, 2009, Tom Nelson, AARP’s chief operating officer, said, “Indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.”

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President Obama does this quite often, claiming endorsement or support when it does not exist.  He keeps saying that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, too.  But he also promised to create 2.5 million jobs and that no one making less than $250,000 would have their taxes raised “one dime.”  Then when it does not turn out to be true, they say, in effect, Well that was then and this is now.

Posted:  08.12.09

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