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White House ruined “bi-partisan” deal on cap and tax

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spent months negotiating with the liberal Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and the more moderate independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut in pursuit of a cap-and-trade bill loathed by conservatives.

At issue was a gasoline tax in the proposed legislation. The tax was actually supported by the gas industry for various reasons, but Graham knew if public debate centered on a “gas tax” in the bill, constituents in his conservative home state of South Carolina would be deeply unhappy.

While Graham, Lieberman and Kerry struggled with how to keep the public from realizing a gas tax was in the bill, the White House leaked to Fox News that it opposed a “gas tax” in the bill supported by Graham.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/04/obama-white-house-tanked-shot-at-bipartisan-climate-%E2%80%98cap-and-trade%E2%80%99-deal/#ixzz11RdutqPw

So which is worse, the scam-er or the scam-ee?  Why did the white house sandbag Lindsey Graham?  Did they set him up intentionally? Or is there a lot more going on here? Graham certainly does not mind disrespecting and disregarding his constituents, does he? No honor among thieves…..or weasel politicians.

Posted:  10.04.10

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Blago and Elvis connection

Had he survived, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 75th birthday this year. The King lives again at Heritage Auctions’ August 14th Elvis Auction at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The auction is topped by the listing of Elvis Presley’s White Knabe Grand Piano which is expected to bring in over $1 million. Other items up for bid include his original 1955 RCA Contract, a signed Graceland Purchase Agreement, personal address book, love letter, jumpsuit and handgun.

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And speaking of Elvis and Auction:

Disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s personal belongings are set to go up for auction by the storage facility to which he owes one year’s worth of back rent. Indeed, Boyer-Rosene Moving & Storage, a Chicago-area moving and storage company, plans to sell the contents of seven 5′ by 7′ wooden storage crates he has rented for the past eight years (as seen below), according to Paul Lombardo, Boyer-Rosene’s chief executive officer.

Most of the contents of the crates are documents, but there’s one intriguing item: a life-size statue of crooner Elvis Presley with a microphone in hand.


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Posted:  07.28.10

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Lou Dobbs for president?

Could be that Lou Dobbs is considering a run for president in 2012?  He hinted as much in an interview over the weekend.

It’s one of the discussions that we’re having,” Dobbs said to one of the anchors of WTOP radio. “For the first time, I’m actually listening to some people about politics.”

“We’ve got to do something in this country and I think that being in the public arena means you’ve got to be part of the solution.”

Story.

He has posted this statement on his website:

“More Independent Than Ever

The world’s first all-news television network is now a much loved part of my past, and it seems like just yesterday that CNN was only one of Ted Turner’s mad dreams.

I’m fortunate enough to be one of the band of renegade journalists who helped build and make Ted’s dream a reality almost 30 years ago. Since then the world and this country has changed mightily, so has television news, and so have I.”

Today on the Radio:

Joining Lou in the Independent Nation on Tuesday will be ANN COULTER. The syndicated columnist and New York Times bestselling author will weigh in on the decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to New York City for trial and the latest on the nation’s health care debate.

Web-based terrorist hunter and former Montana judge SHANNEN ROSSMILLER will discuss the missed opportunities in the Fort Hood case as well as her own special brand of “cyber-counterintelligence.”

And MICHAEL TANNER, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will talk about ObamaCare and how so-called “moderate” Senate Democrats like Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu and Blanche Lincoln sold out for pork and party.

As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most-and get your thoughts on where America is headed. Call him toll-free on the Independent Hotline at 877-55 DOBBS.

Posted:  11.24.09

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Imus Speaks to Cavuto About Obama, Biden, and McCain

Neil Cavuto interviews Don Imus on August 26, 2008.  Imus says he’ll vote for McCain but he won’t commit suicide or move to Canada if Obama wins. 

He thinks Barack Obama is a phony and an empty suit and so do I.  Because, you see, he was not willing to give Imus the benefit of any doubt and was one of the very first of the self-righteous to jump up and to call for Imus to be fired.  He was not willing to take anything into the context of his life and the good works he had done, but YET he wanted us all to consider Jeremiah Wright’s words in the context of his life and works. 

Nor was he willing or able to realize that this was a job and a profession of 30 plus years in broadcasting and that Imus had a contract signed with CBS only a few months prior to the “incident” that specifically called for him to be outrageous and controversial.  Yet Mr. Obama wants us to consider the “genius” of his buddy, Ludacris, in the context of his career and talent even though Ludicris has written and has said some outrageous and offensive things. 

So, therefore, I judged Barack Obama as having no character or insight, no sense of fair play.  And, yes, a phony and an empty suit.   

Imus fans will never forget.

In spite of that Imus also expresses his feelings at the spectacular sight of an African American woman standing before the Democratic National Convention, and the country, to speak about her husband who is about to be nominated by the democratic party as a candidate for President.  I, too, am in awe of this and it was a touching moment to be sure.

I am very proud of the progress we have made as a country.  It is a historical moment and time.   Only in America. 

And, by the way, I am voting for McCain, too.

 http://rosemeadherald.vox.com/library/post/don-imus-calls-obama-an-empty-suit-and-phony.html?_c=feed-atom

Posted:  08.26.08

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