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No Bias Zone: ‘Journalist’ Calls Tea Parties ‘Right-Wing Bloodfeasts’

July 31, 2010 | Filed Under Bill Brady, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois State Government, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, NBC, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of my early blogging assignments was the media bias beat over at Newsbusters, so I became particularly attuned to picking up on how the Old Media toes that “unbiased” journalistic line. Unfortunately, in sometimes subtle ways their rhetoric is geared to smear Republicans in any way possible.

Here is a perfect example. Last week in a a Chicago-based report on Illinois Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady, NBC Chicago’s Edward McClelland described suburban tea party events as “right-wing bloodfeasts.”

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Schwarzenegger Again Orders Furloughs for State Workers

July 31, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, California, Economy/Finances, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

California has been ground zero in the war between over paid state employees unions and government budgetary concerns and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has leveled yet another salvo in that battle by again ordering more furloughs for state workers.

After ending the previous program to furlough 200,000 state workers the Governor has introduced a scaled back plan after the state controller reported that state accounts would be in the red by October.

Unlike the last time, Schwarzenegger’s newest attempt is open ended and will end “when lawmakers pass a 2010-11 budget.” There are other differences in this scaled back plan including thousands of new employee exemptions.
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NY Carpenters Union Boss Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

July 31, 2010 | Filed Under Crime, New York, Public Employees Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember the good old days? Remember the days when union thugs were just normal, everyday, criminals, creeps, and crooks? Well, they still are, at least in some corners of uniondom.

After years of fighting criminal charges, the former head of the union that represents carpenters in New York City pleaded guilty on Wednesday to taking part in a racketeering scheme stretching back over a decade, the authorities said.

The former leader, Michael J. Forde, was accused along with nine other union officials and contractors of stealing millions of dollars from the union and its benefit funds.

The men were named last year in a 29-count indictment that charged that in exchange for bribes, Mr. Forde and the others allowed contractors to pay union members cash wages below union scale with no benefits, to hire illegal and nonunion workers, and to skip benefit contributions.

Unfortunately the quaint days of mere criminality are in the past. Now unions are in charge of government and increasingly getting the benefit of the help their brethren in politics can give them. As Mark Hemingway of the Washington Examiner reminds us:
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Bill Brady: Less Than 100 Days ‘Til Election Day

July 31, 2010 | Filed Under Bill Brady, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Bill Brady for Governor campaign…

With less than 100 days before election day… this week marked a turning point in Bill’s campaign to make state government live within its means – just like families and small businesses do every day.

Earlier this week, the same state budget bureaucrat who received a $24,000 pay hike under Pat Quinn, brazenly told a Bloomberg News reporter, “We’re going to pass a tax increase in January,” and touted a plan to raise taxes by 67 percent, the largest tax hike in Illinois history.
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Joel Pollak: Jan Schakowsky Says Charles Rangel is ‘My Leader’

July 31, 2010 | Filed Under Charlie Rangel, Congress, Cook County Board, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, Liberals, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Pollak for Congress campaign (9th District)…

NILES, IL- A newly discovered YouTube video reveals the close ties between Jan Schakowsky and Charles Rangel, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, who is currently facing serious ethics charges.

The video was uploaded by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NLBCA) on March 20, 2010

It contains footage of a speech Schakowsky gave at an NBLCA event on Capitol Hill on March 17, 2010–two weeks after Rangel was forced to take a “leave of absence” as chair of his committee on March 3.
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Obama is Stripping National Defense

July 31, 2010 | Filed Under Alan Caruba, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, President, Taxes, Terrorism, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Alan Caruba

There is no single duty that a President has as Commander-in-Chief that is more important than ensuring the nation’s engines of defense remain at a level that will deter and defend against any attack upon America or its allies.

How is that going under the Obama Administration? As this is being written, the U.S. Air Force and Navy are seeking alternative ways of powering their aircraft after having been ordered to cut fuel costs by $20 billion. The Obama solution includes an August test flight of the C-17 transport aircraft attempt to fly missions on tallow, which is a nice way of describing animal fat.
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I’ll Be on Chicago’s WGN Radio on Saturday Morning, 11AM

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Media, Radio, Warner Todd Huston, WGN | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In connection with my ChicagoNow.com Publius Forum site, I have once again been asked to appear at the WGN radio studios in downtown Chicago Saturday morning, July 31.

Hitting the airwaves at about 11AM, I’ll be again meeting hosts Alex Quigley and Amy Guth for a half hour of politics talk. I’ll be appearing with the wonderful and vivacious Em Zanotti of the American Princess blog.

If you aren’t in the Midwest where the WGN 720 AM blowtorch can reach, you can always listen live on the Internet tubuals at: http://www.wgnradio.com/.
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Town Hall Meeting on Local Flooding: 10 a.m. Sat., La Grange Village Hall

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Government, Tony Peraica, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the office of Tony Peraica, Cook County Commissioner…

You are invited to join me tomorrow for a town hall meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. at LaGrange Village Hall to discuss local village flooding and local governmental efforts to provide relief to local residents and families.

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, July 31, 2010 — 10 a.m.
WHERE: La Grange Village Hall (53 S. La Grange Avenue)

We will have data forms available for you to fill out to detail any property damage. These forms will help our efforts to garner federal aid for local flood damage. You can also find those forms online at our Web site (please note: they are to be returned to your local town, village or township office.)

We hope to see you tomorrow

Sincerely,
Tony Peraica
Cook County Commissioner

www.commissionerperaica.com/


Heartland Institute Luncheon: This Recession Caused By Over-Regulation Not Market Failure

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Banks, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Conservatives, Economy/Finances, Franklin Deleno Roosevelt, Free Trade, Government, History, Liberals, President, Regulation, Taxes, The Heartland Institute, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston, WWI, WWII | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I just returned from a nice little luncheon given by the Heartland Institute (www.heartland.org) in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the gathering of free-market supporters and like-minded individuals was to celebrate the life’s work of famed economist and Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman.

The principal speaker was Richard H. Timberlake*, student and friend of the celebrated economist and an accomplished free-market economist in his own right.

I’ve done several such events for some of the conservative think tanks and state policy groups in the Windy City and I enjoy these events in Chicago because I always get the uneasy feeling that our little conclave of right-thinking fellows well met is the last vestige of civilization and that we are putting on the timbers to secure the gates as the barbarians mount their attack. The barbarians of which I speak are, of course, the city full of Democrats and socialists that looms on all sides surrounding our little events.
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Daily Kos Editor Says Global Warming Skeptics Should Commit Suicide

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Energy, Environment, Liberals, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is how the left treats those with whom they disagree, folks. Daily Kos contributing editor and Examiner.com writer Steven Andrew has suggested that anyone that disagrees with the globaloney of global warming should commit suicide in a “Soylent Green world.”

In his examiner column headlined, “Studies Show Dramatic Decrease in Plankton,” Andrew made what he called a “symbolic suggestion” that might “be in bad taste.”

After railing that skeptic Steve Millroy “regularly carpet bombs newspaper editorial pages with climate change disinformation,” Andrew then makes his “suggestion.”
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Chuck Todd: Embarrassed By JournoList or Not?

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today two stories have recently appeared reporting NBC Political Director Chuck Todd’s reaction to the revelations of the JournoList, that website were avowed left-wing journalists congregated to talk about their profession and plot to foster a left-wing agenda in their work in the media.

Todd was reported to have found the JournoList revelations to be “very depressing” and said that the story had “kept him up nights” because of the overt leftist bias evinced by the list member’s emails released by Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller website.

“Journolist was pretty offensive. Those of us who are mainstream journalists got mixed in with journalists with an agenda. Those folks who thought they were improving journalism are destroying the credibility of journalism.”

But later that day another story claiming that Todd was taken out of context emerged that told a slightly different tale. In the afternoon fellow JouronLista Greg Sargent wrote in the Washington Post that Todd was more upset at the conservatives that were using the JournoList controversy to push their agenda and was much less upset that the story revealed a left-wing media conspiracy.
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SEIU Attacking Fellow Union for Concessions

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, California, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Engineers and Architects Association, a 48,000 member public employees union in L.A., has come under attack from the politically active Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for having the civic sense to realize that the high times of ever rising pay at the taxpayer’s expense is coming to an end.

In a deal about to be voted on, the Engineers and Architects Association agreed to present to its members a new contract that would require them to pay a whopping extra $10 per visit to the doctor (that will put it up to $20 per visit). Also gone would be the $15 a month to “enhance their life insurance and disability insurance” paid by the city. Finally, union members would have to pay five percent of their monthly healthcare premiums.
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Speaker of House Recommits to Card Check

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Capitalism, Card Check, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nancy Pelosi, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, recently appeared before the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and reaffirmed that she wants to push the woefully misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), or card check, through the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.

This legislation would end the ability of employees to hold a secret ballot leaving them open to union intimidation and would also force federal arbitration on every union vote.

Of course, Pelosi is trying desperately to give big paybacks to unions that donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Democrats in the 2008 election and card check was their dream law.

The bill, however, has met with little enthusiasm in the halls of Congress and has not come to a vote due to a lack of support from all but the most left-wing, committed union supporters.

But in this lame duck session, it is expected that the Democrats will try one last, hard push for all their most unpopular policies in expectation that it’ll be even harder to get them through once the next Congressional session is begun. These Democrats know that they have no support from the voters, but they really don’t care.
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Ill. Dem Senate Candidate Still $200,000 in Debt From Primary

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Alexi Giannoulias, Campaign Finance, Chicago, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Mark Kirk, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So far, the biggest negative that has stuck against Illinois Democrat Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is that he is a poor money manager. The worst is that he was an officer in a family bank that has since gone under due to shady loans to mobsters — to the tune of $20 million in unpaid debt — and other bad banking practices . And now we can add another poor financial situation to Alexi’s already groaning deficit accounts: he’s still $200,000 in debt for his recently completed primary campaign.

As reported two weeks ago, Giannoulias has under performed in campaign fundraising so far in comparison to his GOP opponent, Mark Kirk.
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Rep Peter Roskam (R,IL) Returns from Israel after meeting with Netanyahu

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Cook County, DuPage County, Foreign Countries, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Israel, Peter Roskam, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

< ‬p>From the Office of Illinois Representative Perter Roskam…

‪< ‬p>Greetings from Washington! In this town, it’s easy to get swept up in the critical domestic issues facing our country each day. With the mid-term elections less than four months away, a Democratic majority unable to draft a budget, and unemployment near ten percent, there is plenty keeping us busy.

‪< ‬p>However, our country is also facing critical security issues on the international stage. Recently, I had the privilege of leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Israel – our nation’s only democratic ally in the tumultuous Middle East – to get a first hand account of the situation on the ground as it relates to American interests. As the co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, this trip was particularly insightful.
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The $41.8 Million Cow-Milking Machine‏

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Capitalism, Economy/Finances, Government, Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Illinois Policy Institute…

The “Me First” Rally
If you’ve been watching New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in action, you know he doesn’t mince words. In this MSNBC clip, you can watch him take on what he sees as a “me-first” mentality in his home state. New Jersey, like Illinois, is battling a massive state budget crisis—but unlike Illinois, it isn’t considering a massive tax hike. You can read the latest on that development below.
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Osama Bin Laden Is Laughing

July 30, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Countries, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Judaism, Liberals, Military, Nancy Morgan, Pakistan, President, Religion, Security/Safety, Terrorism | Comments Off

-By Nancy Morgan

Terrorists the world over are laughing into their turbans and praising Allah five times a day for the naive Americans who were responsible for electing Barack Hussein Obama as president of the U.S. And they’re giving a special thanks to the American media, specifically, the Washington Post, for giving them all the information they need to target the security agencies created in response to 9-11.

bin Laden is laughing because America’s political and media elites are doing his job for him. The Washington Post just gave bin Laden all the intelligence he needs to effectively counter any remaining efforts to combat Islamic terrorism.
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Sex Harassment Scandal in Cook County GOP Sees Resignation of Political Director Rose

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This story has been building for weeks on HillBuzz.org, but the reporting there was often iffy, hazy, and speculative, so I didn’t write about it myself. But this week things have come to a head proving the allegations had some merit because now Cook County GOP Executive Director Jeremy Rose has resigned over the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him.

The story goes that on June 17, 2009, a woman was attending a Chicago Young Republicans meeting in Chicago and when she made to leave for the night was prevented from doing so by Rose. Rose began touching the woman in an unwelcome manner, allegedly took away her cell phone to prevent her from calling a cab, and then sat on her lap to prevent her from leaving. Rose proceeded to suggestively converse with her until she was finally able to extricate herself from the situation. The woman felt threatened and harassed and filed a complaint.

This is all bad enough, but Cook County GOP Chairman Lee Roupas did nothing after being made aware of the allegations. In fact, just the opposite. Roupas promoted the offender to higher positions in the Cook County Party establishment until he was at last appointed Political Director.
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BREAKING: Sherrod Says She’ll Sue Andrew Breitbart

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Fox News, Media Bias, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

New Media mogul Andrew Breitbart faces a lawsuit from former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod over his posting of video of the woman in a seemingly racist outburst at an NAACP meeting.
Sherrod made the announcement at the San Diego convention of the National Association of Black Journalists on Thursday, July 29.

Isn’t it a bit amusing that Sherrod is suing someone for a “racist” attack on her when she is announcing the thing at the “National Association of Black Journalists.” It is an interesting dichotomy, anyway.

Sherrod also once again pushed the lie that Fox News was a culprit in her firing. “It wasn’t all media. It was Fox,” the fired federal employee said to the Old Media.

The FACT is, Fox had precisely nothing to do with her firing as Fox News didn’t start broadcasting the story until after she was fired by the Obama administration.
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A Tale of Two Anti-Semitic Rants: Oliver Stone’s Not So Bad, Mel Gibson’s Horrible

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Adolph Hitler, Anti-Semitism, Entertainment, Hollywood, Jews, Judaism, Movies, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Some of you may recall that early in the morning of July 28 of 2006 actor Mel Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Los Angeles, California. During that arrest, it was reported that Gibson was alleged to have launched into a brief but vehement denunciation of Jews that were “responsible for all the wars in the world.” Famed at the time for having produced and directed the film The Passion of the Christ (2004), Gibson’s anti-Semitic tirade was the feature of news reports throughout the media for weeks after the incident.

The same cannot be said, however, for Oliver Stone who just last weekend launched into his own anti-Semitic rant. Coverage of Stone’s outrageous comments, arguably as bad as Gibson’s, has been met with a virtual shrug from the Old Media, especially the TV newsers.
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Now Congress Is Fighting Over Sports Teams

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In one of those “it’s gotten so bad that…” stories, McClatchy’s James Rosen reported today that Congress is so rife with partisan warfare that they can no longer even agree to sign onto each other’s harmless resolutions that celebrate sports teams for one success or another.

“The once-routine resolutions honoring hometown squads or stars sailed through Congress for years with nary a discordant note or vote — but no more,” Rosen gravely wrote.

Rosen went on to reveal that our elected officials are finding resistance to their once easily passed resolutions meant to honor local, hometown sports teams in both the House and the Senate.

So what is going on?
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Now Cook County Board Prez Stroger Sticks Taxpayers With $175,000 Contract Bill

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s last year in office is marked by one incident of bilking the taxpayers after another. Each week seems to bring a new example of Stroger and his buddies and family members sticking their hands in our pockets and this week has been no different.

In fact, this week we’ve gotten a twofer as two incidents of Stroger’s nest feathering have come to light. The first came on the 27th when Big Boss Todd awarded a $15,000 consulting job to Raymond L. Harris Sr., of Bolingbrook, who worked on Stroger’s losing primary campaign to retain his seat.
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Fake Michigan Tea Party Acting Spoiler for Republicans?

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals, Michigan, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | 6 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Back in May I posted a report on what seemed to be a fake tea party group circulating petitions in the state of Michigan to get themselves recognized as an official political party.

The group circulating the petition, Progressive Campaigns, Inc., had long-time connections to the Michigan Democrat Party and at that time no one in the various Michigan tea party groups had any knowledge of this new so-called Tea Party petition effort.

Now the Detroit Free Press is reporting that a United Auto Workers union member named Mark Steffek has filed papers with the state announcing that this so-called Tea Party has had a “convention” and is fielding a slate of candidates for the 2010 elections.
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ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCreif’s New Venture: EmergingCorruption.com

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under ACORN, Anita MonCrief, Anti-Americanism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, the brave young woman whose conscience wouldn’t allow her to cover for ACORN’s criminal activity while she was in its employ, has started a new venture. A website dedicated to rooting out government corruption called www.EmergingCorruption.com was launched last weekend headed by Anita and a cadre of writers and researchers (myself being one of them).

Emerging Corruption is a political news website that provides to the public information and investigations into ACORN and other center-left enterprises. The news website will investigate and expose historically corrupt special interest organizations and will feature information and investigations into organizational tactics, programs, campaigns, staff & initiatives including fund raising and finances.
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Michigan: An Oil Spill Closer to Home

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Business, Chicago, Energy, Indiana, Oil, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Everyone is aware of the BP oil spill in the Gulf affecting all our coastal states, most especially Louisiana. But in Michigan there is an oil spill closer to home to worry residents. And surrounding states are eyeing the situation warily hoping they aren’t also affected.

Just north of the Indiana border in Battle Creek and Emmett Township, Michigan a 30-inch pipeline that carries 8 million gallons of oil per day from Griffith, Indiana to Canada ruptured spilling more than 800,000 gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek.
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(10th District) Robert Dold Launches Second Radio Ad

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Cook County, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Lake County, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Dold has launched the campaign’s second radio ad. The 60-second ad titled “There is a Better Way” is running on Chicagoland radio, along with the first radio ad called “Meet Robert Dold.”


(Ill. Congresswoman) Bean’s Crime Inc: Last Post On Third Way

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Melissa Bean, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

The last part of a multi-part series from the Palatine Tea Party…

(Palatine, Illinois) – Congresswoman Melissa Bean is one of the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Third Way Foundation, formerly known as the Progressive Foundation.

The National Security Program

Third Way is helping develop a new moderate approach on national security that is tough and smart. We reject the recklessness of the neoconservative worldview and believe that America can be both resolute in battling our enemies and open and cooperative in seeking solutions to global problems. We develop policy ideas on the major securityissues and we offer framing strategies to help progressives most effectively communicate about these issues.*
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For the Long Haul

July 29, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Nancy Salvato, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Nancy Salvato

And it’s two bare feet on the dashboard,
Young love in an old Ford,
Cheap shades, and a tattoo, and Yoohoo bottle on the floorboard.
– Kenny Chesney, Summertime, 2006)

Driving down the highway today, I noticed a little yellow ragtop, possibly an MGB Roadster that I would venture to guess was as old as I am! In any event, what caught my eye, besides how utterly cool this car was, was the idea that two of these sport cars could probably drive side by side in only one lane of highway. My wheels started to spin, not the car’s tires, but the figurative ones in my head.

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I am Guest Blogging for Gatewaypundit.com for a While

July 28, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

The famed Jim Hoft of Gatewaypundit.com recently learned that he had some disc troubles in his neck and is undergoing surgery to fix the problem. Because of that he’ll be out commission for a while. He’s asked me and a few others to fill in for him as he recovers.

So, as of today and for the immediate future I will also be posting at Gatewaypundit.com along with my other duties.

I must say that the running joke at RightOnLine 2010 was that it is easier to count the sites I don’t post on than it is to count the ones I do post on. Well, now we can tick GatewayPundit off the list of sites I hadn’t yet posted on! Ha, ha.

Anyway, do come on over to GatewayPundit and tool around the joint, won’t you?


New Chart Reveals the Impossible Complexity of Obamacare

July 28, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Health, Liberals, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Republicans of the Joint Economic Committee have come out with a chart that shows the shocking and just plain idiotic complexity that is Obamacare. (Download .pdf file)

Four months after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously declared “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,” a congressional panel has released the first chart illustrating the 2,801 page health care law President Obama signed into law in March.

Developed by the Joint Economic Committee minority, led by U.S Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the detailed organization chart displays a bewildering array of new government agencies, regulations and mandates.

Sadly, Obamacare is so complex that even this chart can only show about 1/3 of the foolishness involved. There is so much intertwined, serpentine connections that there was no physical way to even get it all on one chart.


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