national debt

Sep 30, 2009

Fourth Amendment Rights and Mandatory H1N1 Innoculations

http://AmericasNewsToday.Com/ Freedom Watch w/ Judge Andrew Napolitano: Obama's H1N1 Bill to Enact Martial Law

New York is the first state in the country to mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers. The first doses of swine flu vaccine will be available beginning next week. Much of it is reserved for state health care workers, but there is growing opposition to required innoculations.

Health care workers in Hauppauge screamed "No forced shots!" as they rallied Tuesday against the state regulation requiring them to roll up their sleeves.
Americans should be allowed to know the contents of major bills before they are brought to a vote in the House. Previous Congresses, including Republican ones, have failed to meet this common-sense standard. But never in history has the failure been more acute than under Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, particularly over the past nine months.

Reps. John Culberson (R-TX) and Brian Baird (D-WA) have introduced a resolution that would require all bills to be posted online publicly for at least 72 hours before they are brought to a vote.

Appearing on Fox News' America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed a effort underway by Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats in Congress to force Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to post all major bills online for at least 72 hours before a House vote to ensure that the American people and their elected representatives can review them. The effort is being led by Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR), Brian Baird (D-WA), and John Culberson (R-TX). More than 160 Members of Congress have already signed onto a Walden-authored petition that would force Speaker Pelosi to allow a vote on a House rules change requiring a 72-hour review period. He also touched on the Democrats proposed government takeover of health care and media reports suggesting that Speaker Pelosi plans to bring up a House bill that is more liberal, more costly, with more government involvement than ever before.

Where's the Jobs? Send Out The Bloodhounds!

The pace of layoffs continued to slow in September as the private sector shed fewer jobs than the previous month, setting the stage for more job losses Friday.

Meanwhile, gross domestic product decreased at a 0.7% annual rate in the second quarter, better than the 1.0% decline previously estimated, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. It's a welcome improvement over GDP's 6.4% decline in the first quarter.

Private nonfarm payrolls fell by 254,000 in September, down from a revised 277,000 drop in August, according to a report by Automatic Data Processing Inc. and forecasting firm Macroeconomic Advisers released Wednesday.

"It's obviously a little worse than expected, but the broader theme is that the labor market is getting less worse. It's very difficult to draw any conclusions for Friday's number because of this," said Dan Greenhaus, analyst at Miller Tabak & Co in New York, referring to the government's monthly non-farm payrolls report on Friday.

"Given the uncertainty surrounding job creation, there's only so much we can read into it, but in any event, 254,000 private sector jobs lost in a month remains a very poor reading."The ADP and Macroeconomic Advisers said its National Employment Report is designed as a proxy of the non-farm payrolls report.

The U.S. Labor Department will release its September payroll figures at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, which are more comprehensive because they include both the private and public sectors.

It is expected to show the labor market's rate of deterioration slowing, with analysts forecasting a loss of 180,000 jobs in September versus 216,000 in August.

However, the unemployment rate is expected to rise to a 26-year high of 9.8 percent from 9.7 percent the previous month.

Sep 28, 2009

Questions on ACORN Suit Filed 9/23/09 in Circuit Court of Baltimore

The address given by ACORN of 2069 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA does not seem to be a correct one. The addresses go from 2061 to 2071 right next door. Across the street is an AVIS car rental building. ACORN is incorporated in Arkansas and supposedly has its headquarters in Loisianna. It has about $3.7 million in tax liens and is under investigation for that in Louisianna.
My first question is whether the address for ACORN on the suit filed by them against James E. O'Keefe and Hanna Giles is mandated to be correct? Can a suit be valid if the filing is fraudulent?
My investigation indicates ACORN has received volunteers for community service from the Circuit Court of Baltimore.
My second question is whether this would cause a conflict of interest where this case is being held in that court?
My third question is if ACORN profits in this tort, will those proceeds be applied to taxes owed to the US, Louisianna, or Arkansas first?

Govenment Health Care: A Reagan Perspective

From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine. There is no video because this was an LP sent out by the American Medical Association

Who Are The Best Singers? You decide!

ObamaNation In Retreat

Sep 27, 2009

Personality Cult Song Sweet To The Ears of Totalitarian Leaders

A cult of personality arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships and Stalinist governments.

A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship, except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of religious or non-political leaders.

Liberal Hypocrisy Exposed

Watch this video and try to find the hypocrisy in this MSNBC news report. It's tough to spot, so pay close attention! Have fun!

This video has everything to do with demonstrating media bias and nothing to do with supporting Bush.

Government Hospital Hiding Malpractic in Medicine

Imagine a nation where the government owns the hospital and can restrict you from discovery in a malpractice suit.

Hospital Does Not Have To Disclose Quality Assurance Reports In Medical Malpractice Case Michael Watts, Kathy O'Brien

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a significant judgment in November 2002, confirming that quality assurance reports prepared by a Quality Assurance Subcommittee of the Medical Advisory Committee are confidential and privileged and need not be produced by the hospital in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The case provides valuable guidance to risk managers and medical leaders about the steps they need to take to establish and protect the confidentiality of these QA reports.

The case, Steep (Litigation Guardian of) v. Scott (2003), 62 O.R. (3d) 173, involved a medical malpractice action arising from the birth of an infant with severe brain damage. The parents sought production of two quality assurance reports from the Kingston General Hospital that related to the case. The court dismissed the production request.

Sep 23, 2009

Propaganda Video:How The World Works

May 13, 2009
The Story of Stuff is a Leftist Indoctrination Movie Being Shown in Schools All Over America. NYT Puff Piece:
The Story of Stuff is a Leftist Indoctrination Movie Being Shown in Schools All Over America.

Sep 12, 2009

HIghlights from the 9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March on Washington, DC

Amateurs who couldn’t turn out a crowd? Corporate shills? Do they not have a coherent message or are they stifled with ideological single-mindedness. Is this a organized but empty protests that won’t translate into electoral results?

This Movement movement has given birth to a new generation of movers and shakers who have rejected establishment partisan politics for nimble, Internet-facilitated, issues-based advocacy. When it comes to a populist progressive movement, this seems to put all the professional community organizers to shame.

Tens of thousands of conservative activists converge on Capitol grounds

By Mike Soraghan - 09/12/09 05:54 PM ET
The conservative activists who took over the west lawn of the Capitol on Saturday made it clear their anger extends far past President Barack Obama's healthcare plan, and even back into the previous administration.

Protesters and speakers used the rally to voice their anger at Obama's stimulus package, the House-passed "cap-and-trade" energy bill, and the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.

But it went well beyond that to include anger about federal funds going to the liberal group Acorn, the number of "czars" appointed in the Obama administration and accusations that the White House solicited critics' e-mails to compile an "enemies list." Others pushed for tort reform and making English the official language and questioned whether Obama was born in the United States.

And they really, really like Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who has been thrust into the spotlights of the left and the right after bursting out "You lie!" at Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

"It started last year when the Republicans were bailing out Wall Street and started again this year when the Democrats rammed the stimulus down our throats," said Brendan Steinhauser, an organizer for FreedomWorks, which sponsored the rally.

The idea of increased federal involvement in healthcare, many said, simply brought their anger to a boil.

"It's the power being amassed with all these programs," said Carl Hilschur of Luray, Va., who toted a "Joe Wilson for President" sign. "Things are getting to the point where you have to do something. It might not make a difference, but you have to try."

Reliable crowd estimates for the event were not available, and are a likely source of debate between liberal and conservative groups, but the crowd was in the tens of thousands. The crowd filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spread from there. Organizers said 450 buses carried protesters to the march. About 30,000 registered for the march online.

The march and rally were extension of the Tea Party Patriot movement that turned town halls raucous in August. The official name of the event was the "Taxpayer March on Washington," but it was also commonly called the 9-12 march. Several speakers also indicated they plan to hold a similar march next year. If such a march was held at the same time, it would come as the 2010 election season heats up.

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said from the stage he believed the crowd was bigger than the the one assembled for Obama's inauguration in January.

"It's amazing they got so many people here with so little organization," Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said in an interview. DeMint also was a speaker at the rally.

The list of speakers included only a sprinkling of politicians. The highest ranking was Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Republican Conference. The other politicians on the roster of speakers were Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), State Rep. Tom Graves of Georgia and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, now the leader of FreedomWorks, also spoke.

Many of the other speakers represented conservative groups like the National Taxpayers Union and

But it was a politician who wasn't there – Wilson – who got the most praise. Wilson's outburst made him a hero to many of the protesters and speakers. "Joe Wilson for President" was a common slogan on signs. Another said "Congress, you're fired. (Except Joe Wilson)."

"He said what 250 million Americans are saying," said Mike Galvin of Troy, N.Y., who carried a Palin-Wilson 2012 sign. "They're the only two politicians in the country with the stones to say what needs to be said."

Galvin said he paid $200 of the $250 he had in the bank to make it to the protest. He rode a bus all night, leaving behind his sick wife, and planned to be back home by midnight. Though he's a disabled veteran, he said he gets health insurance through his accounting job.

“I am here to protest the expansion of government spending,” said Stuwart Ingman of Kansas. Ingman spoke proudly of how he spent his own money so that he could be in Washington and scoffed at the idea that the people sitting on the Mall represent a fringe element of American politics.

“These are some of the most caring people you will ever meet,” Ingman said. “These are the kind of people that I would see in my hometown. We are certainly not a bunch of loons.”

Though most of the fire was directed at Obama and the Democratic Congress, Republicans took some shots as well. Rob DeVoll of Charleston carried a sign telling Republicans to get a "spine." Though he disagrees with Democrats, he said, "I'm not a Democrat."

"I'm tired of the takeover," DeVoll said. "When Bush was in power he did the same thing."

Counter-protests were limited. But a small group of young people mocked the protesters, walking around in tuxes and evening gowns, chanting "Bring Back Bush," and holding signs that read "Fight socialism: End Medicare."

Though protesters had a wide variety of complaints, Obama's healthcare plan did come in for a mighty drubbing. One common printed sign read "Bury Obamacare with Kennedy."

"We will not tolerate a government takeover of our healthcare," Price said from the stage.

Michael M. Gleeson contributed to this report

The contents of this site are © 2009 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsisiary of News Communications, Inc.

The Hill Archives: Senate | House | Administration | Campaign | Business & Lobbying | Capital Living | Opinion
View News by Subject:
Defense & Homeland Security | Energy & Environment | Healthcare | Finance & Economy | Technology | Foreign Policy | Labor | Transportation & Infrastructure GO TO THE HILL HOME »Most Popular Stories
Most ViewedObama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reformWilson hires professional TweeterWilson took caffeine pills in 2007Google online library battle hits HouseSpeaker Pelosi agrees to plan to scold Rep. Wilson for 'You lie' outburstEmailedObama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reformI am sorryWilson hires professional TweeterBuffett tells Dems rich need to pay moreSupport democracy in Honduras (Rep. Dana Rohrabacher)DiscussedObama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reformWilson hires professional TweeterSpeaker Pelosi agrees to plan to scold Rep. Wilson for 'You lie' outburstBuffett tells Dems rich need to pay moreLoud 9/12 protest reaches the CapitolHome/News » Most Viewed RSS Feed »

More Administration Headlines
Obama follows up address by pushing talking points on the roadGOP questions White House's 'fuzzy' math with stimulus jobsObama hits road to promote healthcare reform
More Administration Headlines »
Administration News RSS feed »

Briefing RoomKey Blago investigation subject deadSATURDAY ROUNDUPMcDonnell drops f-bomb during radio interview
More Briefing Room »
Congress BlogWhat Yesterday’s Poverty and Income Numbers Don’t Tell Us About Economic Hardship The Big Question, Sept. 11: Did Obama's speech improve the chances of passing healthcare reform?Address mental health in reform legislation
More Congress Blog »
Pundits BlogI am sorryWilson: Not that sorry ...What about the lobbyists, Mr. President?
More Pundits Blog »
Twitter RoomTown hall group receives bomb threatHatch tweets latest gripe with college football bowls TOP TWEETS
More Twitter Room »
Blogs News Feed

Cheri Jacobus Start over, Mr. President John Del Cecato No more kicking the can
A.B. Stoddard Lessons for Obama Ben Goddard Vietnamistan
More Columnists »

Get latest news from The Hill direct to your inbox, RSS reader and mobile devices.

Sep 8, 2009

If You Are Against HR3200, You May Be A Skinhead

Demonstration against Obamacare in front of Rep. David Scott's office in Smyrna Georgia. They were met by paid "Organizing for America" demonstrators - part of the ACORN Obama machine.


Republican Leaders in the Senate & House

Senator/ Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's official YouTube channel The official YouTube channel of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
Senator Jim DeMint's Official YouTube Account Following the November elections in 2006, the senator stood up against big spenders in Congress and stopped over 10,000 wasteful pork projects. Famed Washington journalist Robert Novak called him a "hero."He was recently ranked as the Senate's most conservative member by National Journal and as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union. DeMint understands the greatness of a country is found in its people and values, not in its government
Republican Leader of the House, John Boehner House Republican Leader and a staunch opponent of pork-barrel politics, John is fighting to eliminate wasteful spending, create jobs, and balance the federal budget without raising taxes. He has challenged Republicans in the 111th Congress to be not just the party of “opposition,” but the party of better solutions to the challenges facing the American people. Under the new House GOP leadership team John leads, House Republicans have formed “solutions groups” to develop principled alternatives on the issues that matter most to American families and small businesses, and launched the GOP State Solutions project, an initiative aimed at bringing reform-minded Republicans at the state and federal levels together to promote common-sense solutions from outside the Beltway.

"Gone" Barack Obama

Barack Obama Countdown widget brought
to you by