If even half of what’s alleged in this Congressional Quarterly report is true Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) and former attorney general Alberto Gonzales have a lot explaining to do: Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that […]
Dept. of Homeland Security Issued ‘Extremist’ Report Despite Objections
The Department of Homeland Security apparently pushed out it’s report “Right-wing Extremists” despite objections from their internal civil liberties watchdogs: Homeland Security Department officials disregarded warnings from their internal civil liberties watchdogs before releasing a security assessment of “right-wing extremism” that had Secretary Janet Napolitano apologizing to veterans Thursday. A spokeswoman confirmed that the department’s […]
Thousands Attend Tea Parties Around Connecticut and the Nation
Unfortunately work and family commitments kept from attending one of the Connecticut Tax Day Tea Parties yesterday… From what I’ve read they were hugely successful not just in Connecticut but nation wide. A couple things… First this video or one like it has been making the rounds on blogs, I’m not going to comment on […]
Are You a Rightwing Extremist?
There’s been a great deal of buzz on conservative blogs and talk radio about this Department of Homeland Security report on rightwing extremism. I’m not going spend a lot of time deconstructing the report or pointing out it’s faults, Moe Lane, Michelle Malkin, Ed Morrissey & Roger Hedgecock have already done that. The report provides […]
NYT: Dear A.I.G., I Quit!
I hope Barack Obama, Timothy Geithner, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dood, Andrew Cuomo, Richard Blumenthal and all the pundits who have lead the AIG lynch mob are happy now: The following is a letter sent on Tuesday by Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group’s financial products unit, to Edward […]
Of Conservatives and Tea Parties
I was reading some of the comments posted on the News Times web site in response to their story on the Ridgefield, CT tea party. This comment from “poo poo the self pitiers” in particular caught my eye: GOP hypocrites. Unbelievable gall. Now all of a sudden, the party that brought you the endless money […]
Scenes from the Rebellion: Ridgefield Tea Party
Roughly 300 people attended the Ridgefield Tea Party in Ballard park today… from the Ridgefield Press: Flags-wavers, bell-ringers, some in colonial military get-up, others wearing American flags as capes: angry Americans gathered 200 to 300 strong at Ridgefield’s Ballard Park Saturday morning to vent their frustration. “Dump Dodd now!” and “We’re not Europe!” and “It’s […]
Yeah, What He Said… Sort of.
This video needs no introduction or explanation: Tea party anyone? I disagree vehemently on a several points not the least of which is the repeal of the Electoral College… Look at this map of county by county election results from 2000 and you’ll understand why. The Electoral College is the buffer that prevents less densely […]
Ironies: Obama Signs Law Banning Federal Embryo Research Two Days After Signing Executive Order to OK It
From CNSNews.com: On Wednesday, only two days after he lifted President Bush’s executive order banning federal funding of stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos, President Barack Obama signed a law that explicilty bans federal funding of any “research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of […]
Connecticut Backs Off Plans to Regulate Catholic Church
It’s amazing how when you turn on the lights the cockroaches run for cover: Following the biggest political firestorm of the 2009 legislative session, a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday on the financial and administrative management of the Catholic Church has been canceled. The bill is dead for the rest of the legislative session. As […]
Connecticut Moving to Regulate Catholic Church???
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Some days I feel like I’ve landed in an alternate […]
It’s On: ‘Joe the Plumber’ Sues Over Ohio Records Probe
Judicial Watch has filed a civil rights lawsuit against three fromer Ohio officials on behalf of Samuel J. Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber). The suit alleges that Helen Jones-Kelley, Fred Williams and Doug Thompson, the three highest ranking employees of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services violated Mr. Wurzelbacher’s constitutional rights by illegally […]
One of great American voices signed off yesterday when broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey passed away at age 90. CHICAGO (Reuters) – Paul Harvey, who captivated millions of radio listeners daily with his staccato delivery, firmly set opinions and old-fashioned outlook, died on Saturday at the age of 90, ABC News said. Harvey died at a […]
Whoa: Jim DeMint to Force Vote on Fairness Doctrine
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) plans on forcing a vote on a bill that wuold block the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine next week. The bill which is co-sponspored by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and 27 others and will be offered as an amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill. From Newsmax.com: Sen. […]
Big Brother Run Amok: Hamburgers Are The Hummers of Food in Global Warming???
It must be a slow news day, or we really are trapped in the twilight zone… From AFP: When it comes to global warming, hamburgers are the Hummers of food, scientists say. Simply switching from steak to salad could cut as much carbon as leaving the car at home a couple days a week. That’s […]