Saturday, October 31, 2009

Scozzafava Drops Out: Teeth and Claws in VA, NJ, NY

After polls revealed that Dede Scozzafava trailed hopelessly in the special New York 23rd Congressional race, she has withdrawn and apparently thrown her support to the Democrat candidate Bill Owens.

Unthinkable one month ago, and despite this strange turn of events, Hoffman appears to be on course to win the 23rd District seat.

Meanwhile, driven by conservatives who largely identify with the Tea Party Movement, in the bluest of blue states, New Jersey, the Gubernatorial seat appears likely to fall to Republican challenger Chris Christie; and the Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell leads by an amazing 13 points.

According to a Reuter's poll, as many as 50% of US citizens who identify as "conservatives" do not consider themselves to be Republicans.

Republican Mocks Democrats who Blame Republicans on Health Care

Yes, Madame Speaker; to use a crude analogy, it's time to s*** or get off the bed pan!

Dr. / Congressman Tom Price Nails it (2000 pages of crap from Nancy Pelosi)

Bill costs $500,000,000 per page

Friday, October 30, 2009

Congress Refuses to Accept Citizen Petitions

From the Sub Stratum

Taken from

Thanks Sub Stratum blog . . .

I received the following from Dennis Hollingsead in my inbox on the national Tea Party site. Anyone who believes the Tea Party has dissipated should have their heads examined. A giant tsunami is heading Washington’s way and only a fool would ignore it.

Pass any form of ObamaCare, Cap-and-trade, or other budget busting, deficit increasing, tax raising, and liberty stealing legislation and you might as well paint a giant target on your back and mark yourself for political extinction. For many who voted for Obama, buyer’s remorse is the phrase of the day. For those of us who did not, we have been spoiling for a fight and are wringing our hands in anticipation awaiting November of 2010 along with those who now realize the mistake that is Obama. From Dennis Hollingsead:

I have always appreciated the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. But only since this summer and the healthcare initiative have I ever participated in any kind of political activism. Last January and for two months, I really thought that Obama might really be what America needs. However, I now believe that he has demonstrated that he knows how to use the right words, but his actions are incongruous with his message. I now believe that what we are seeing could be called a “Tipping Point”. Every night the media asks “Why don’t the people believe Obama?” I believe it is because so many Americans are also getting a sense of his true agenda. Last August, In my anger, I wrote the following to Congress and the American people. I have sent this to EVERY U.S. Senator, and all major media outlets:

A Pledge to Congress:

Whereas, thousands of homeowners have overextended their spending and are now bankrupt; so have both parties in Congress overextended America’s spending, thereby threatening “We the People” with bankruptcy;

Whereas, both parties in Congress, as well as state and local government, treat “We the People” as a never ending financial supply for government spending;

Whereas, both parties in Congress have demonstrated they cannot control spending, and through their legislation are a major reason for the current financial crisis;

Whereas, many Congresspersons in both parties ignore and violate the very same laws that they expect “We the People” to obey;

Whereas, both parties of Congress have either forgotten or choose to ignore that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are documents detailing the boundaries of government power and influence, from “We the People”;

Whereas, both parties in Congress, through deficit spending, are undermining the Constitution they have sworn to protect and defend from all enemies, foreign and domestic;

Whereas, “We the people” have given the power to the government to govern, “We the people” are skeptical of all politicians that tell us the government is giving us permission, to do anything;

Whereas, many Congresspersons in both parties do not understand that excessive taxation enslaves “We the People”, whether we are rich or poor, pay taxes or not;

Whereas, “We the People” believe our own Congressperson is doing great, while realistically, most multiple-term members of Congress are the problem;

Whereas, to the extent that “We the People” have encouraged or expected our Congressperson(s) to bring home “the bacon”, “We the People” bear part of the blame for the current financial crisis and pledge to never engage in this behavior in the future;

Whereas, “We the People” make difficult spending choices in order to avoid financial disaster; Congress must commit to make difficult spending choices to avoid America’s financial collapse;

Whereas, Congress has neither identified the areas of healthcare excellence, nor analyzed and explained how a sweeping change to the existing system will impact those areas of excellence;

Whereas, Congress and the President have apparently not included any of the following important stakeholders in the healthcare development process: doctors, nurses, hospital and insurance administrators, lawyers, judges, inventors of medical technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical administrators, or individuals with real wisdom – retired Americans;

Whereas, both parties of Congress have no problem with adding to the national debt;

Whereas, Social Security is on the path to economic failure due to unrestrained Congressional spending;

Whereas, Congress and the Executive Branch refuse to look objectively at the historical evidence of the Law of Unintended Consequences following government legislation;

Whereas, Congress, even though given the authority by the President to write legislation, many have not even read the proposed bills, and refuse to allow “We the People” to read them before Congressional vote;

Whereas, the current healthcare debate has little to do with health and more to do with political ideology;

Whereas, a large number of “We the People” believe it has been a good day when Congress has not passed any legislation;

Therefore; I, Dennis Hollingsead of Buchanan, Michigan (son of a medical doctor and hospital employee for 17 years), cannot support ANY healthcare proposal, current or future that does not include major stakeholder groups in the development process. Furthermore, I encourage “We the People” to pledge to remove from office at the ballot box, any and all Representatives, Senators, or Federal Executives proposing legislation that adds to the national debt!

Dennis Hollingsead MLS, MMus

Buchanan, MI 49107

Ignore us at your peril. No ObamaCare, no cap-and-trade, and no card check. Quarantine Obama and his liberal allies. Republicans, RINOs, and moderate democrats – you have been placed on notice. Represent the will of the people and survive the political earthquake. Turn your back on us and we will rip through the barricade that surrounds the Beltway, take back our dome, and grab you by the scruff of your neck and throw you to the lions.

Update on the pink slip campaign: Not surprising, there is very little news on the congressional pink slip campaign but the examiner is reporting as of October 1st that 1.5 million pink slips have been sent to Congress. Since then, at least a million more arrived per a conference call I attended last week, with more arriving daily. The pink slips, arriving by regular mail, take about 4-6 weeks to make it to the desk. Like the 9/12 march on DC, this is vastly under-reported by the press, including Fox News. Dereliction of duty.

The success of the pink slip campaign is due in part to the contribution by Federal Express and their agreement to create enough slips to send to all members of Congress at a cost of around $30.00.

Are the Obama Czars Constitutional?

Maybe this article should be titled "President Then/President Now".

Clearly the founding fathers were concerned about any one branch of the US aquiring too much power.

In 1965 in Alexandria Virginia, Miss Osborne taught our fifth grade class about the balance of powers in the US Constitution.

Not sure about civics class in Hawaii; but if Barack Obama missed discussion of the Constitution there, hopefully he was exposed later at Harvard Law School.

Here's what Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution says:

. . . he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper,in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
In other words -- powerful individuals, such as czars, are supposed to be approved by the Senate.

But are they?

They are not.

Kenneth Feinberg, the so-called "Pay Czar", recently ordered pay cuts for executives at some of the firms that were bailed out last year.

Where did he get that power?

A lot of articles and authors might try to discern President Obama's motives for exceeding his Constitutional Authority. I submit that his motives are secondary.

It shouldn't matter whether a president is Ronald Reagan bringing freedom and democracy to eastern bloc nations or Barack Obama trying to establish a communist dictatorship in the United States -- the same Constitutional rules apply.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Keith Olberman Promoting Class Warfare

Keith Olberman is an excellent communicator. His rhetoric could whip a crowds into mobs that back dictators like Vladimir Lenin

Now watch the following video with Ronald Reagan and decide if you agree with class warfare architect Keith Olberman or freedom architect Ronald Reagan.

An NPR Poll About Fox News

NPR columnist Mark Memmott has decided to run a poll in his article In White House Vs. Fox News War Of Words, Who Gets Your Vote?.

Unfortunately some people may take Mr. Memmott's poll seriously.

Here's my poll about the NPR Poll.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lieberman Opposed to Health Care Bill


I think that a lot of people may think that the public option is free. It's not. It's going to cost the taxpayers and people that have health insurance now, and if it doesn't, it's going to add terribly to our national debt.

DeMint First Sitting US Senator to Endorse Hoffman

Conservative lightning rod Jim DeMint (R-SC) has become the first sitting United States Senator to endorse Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the special 23rd District Congressional election; shunning Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava, whom conservatives have labeled "too liberal".

Other members of Congress to support Hoffman include Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Representative. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS), and Representative John Linder (R-GA).

DeMint explained the endorsement as follows:

Too often, we're told that Republicans have to be like Democrats to be competitive in states like New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. But the truth is voters don't want to be forced to pick between two liberals; they want a real choice. If voters want to give Washington more control over our lives, they can always vote for Democrats.
Many conservative voters have indicated they feel they can't lose, because the purpose of backing Hoffman is to demonstrate to the Republican establishment that they will no longer accept liberal candidates.

Strategically, the election comes at an opportune time, because the Republican National Committee will have a year to adjust to the new "rules of the game".

No One Does a Political Ad Like Fred Thompson (for Doug Hoffman)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Everett Wilkinson on Neil Cavuto

Originally published on
By Keith Brock

Interview by Neil Cavuto of Everett Wilkinson of the Miami Tea Party who has 500 to 1000 people coming to a protest at a fund raiser President Obama is flyin into today. Transcript follows:

Neil Cavuto: Pres Obama is on his way right now to Miami for a big fund raiser, actually two of them, Tea Partiers will be waiting for him there, not with check books but with protest signs. Everett Wilkinson is one of them; Everett, good to have you.

Everett Wilkinson: Great to meet you again, Neil.

Neil Cavuto: What are you doing there?

Everett Wilkinson: Well, were actually trying to get our voices heard. We went to D.C., we had approximately two million Patriots there; the President decided to leave the actual state; we’ve been all across the country trying to get our voices heard at our Representative’s Town Hall Meetings, and they have kind of avoided us, so we figure where politicians get their money that might be a good place to actually find them.

Neil Cavuto: Alright, so how many of you guys are going to be in Miami today?

Everett Wilkinson: Well, I am hoping to have 500 to 1,000 individuals.

Neil Cavuto: Now, authorities generally get nervous on either side when there are protestors; any special provisions being taken, are people getting nervous whether there’s large numbers being there, where they are going to put you, etcetera?

Everett Wilkinson: There has been a little bit, they’ve been a little nervous, but I am working with the Miami Police Department and the person from Homeland Security that’s connected to them, and we are going to be in front of the hotel so if you are in the Miami area come on down, you know I’m sure the President is going to be here to collect some money.

Neil Cavuto: You know, he has no problem collecting money and leading Democrats in Washington are saying they have no problem still dismissing you guys; that you are an example of rage but of rage but rage among a few. That’s it. If most people felt as you do we would see it in more alarming numbers for health care reform and they argue so far we don’t. What do you say?

Everett Wilkinson: Well, I have to say that we are not the ones who have to keep on saying “We are not lying! We are not lying! We are not Lying!” Every day they put out a web site trying to put out their message, where as average Americans are sitting and trying to read the bills, which their representatives aren’t, and saying: “Well look at the bill! Read the Bill.” It’s going to cost us at least eight-hundred trillion dollars, probably more. This public option is going to destroy our country; the out-of-control spending with the Stimulus Plan isn’t working. These are average Americans; we are going to keep hitting the streets, and if we are not being impactful why don’t they meet with us?

Neil Cavuto: So let me ask you about what party better represent’s your views. We have talked to a lot of Tea Parties lately who are mad at Republicans. And mad certainly in this upstate New York race at the Republican Candidate who does not espouse a lot of your views. If forced to chose between a Conservative Candidate, and let’s say the Republican-Choice Candidate, Where would you go?

Everett Wilkinson: I would go with the Candidate that supports a sound fiscal policy, whether it’s a democrat, whether it’s a Conservative Candidate that is not a Republican, or a Republican Candidate, because what we care about is a sound fiscal government, not a party or any kind of political affiliation.

Neil Cavuto: Alright, that is something I discovered at the Sacramento rally Everett about a lot of guys that you just hate everybody that spends. You are nonpartisan on that. Everett Wilkinson…

Everett Wilkinson: Absolutely, 100%
Neil Cavuto: Thank you very much, Everett in Miami with the president who has two back-to-back fund raisers.

Everett Wilkinson: Thank you Neil.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Most Important Election in America

Conservatives/Tea Partiers Break Ranks in Republican Party

The big guns have come to New York for a seemingly insignificant congressional election that could turn out to be one of the most important in United States history.

Third party congressional candidate Doug Hoffman (NY 23rd district) has received endorsements from a dazzling array of GOP and former GOP heavy hitters, including 2008 VP Candidate Sarah Palin, former Tennessee Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson, current Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, and former flat tax advocate and presidential hopeful, publishing heir Steve Forbes.

In a Thursday night Facebook post Palin said:

The Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate who more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race.

Admittedly, the election won't change the balance of Republicans to Democrats in Congress much; and if Doug Hoffman is elected, he'll be the lone member of the "Conservative" Party in Congress.

But fiscal conservatives in America are sending a message -- ironically not so much to Democrats but rather to Liberal Republicans. The message is simple -- don't try to hijack the Republican party and run RINO (Republican In Name Only) Candidates.

A Three Candidate Race

Christian Science Monitor summed up the race in the following headline:

Republicans going rogue in upstate New York.This fall's only congressional election, featuring a third-party conservative challenging the Republican nominee, tests the future of the GOP. Will the Tea Party insurgency prevail?
Tired of Being Exploited

One member of a Tea Party Group summed up his frustration with Republicans like this:

We're doing the heavy lifting to get our country back on course. Where have the Republicans been since April 15 of this year? Where has their leadership been? Where was Dede Scozzafava [Ed: Hoffman's Republican Opponent] when we were standing in line outside of Town Hall Meetings last summer?
An October Disaster

Members of the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement warn that Republicans are headed for a disaster in 2010 if they don't shape up and select candidates that the movement deems trustworthy.

Pelosi on Elm Street: The Nightmare Continues

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sullivan to File Ethics Complaint against Grayson

Patricia Sullivan, a resident of the 8th Congressional District of Florida, a candidate for Alan Grayson’s seat, will be filing a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Representative Alan Grayson.

Sullivan claims that, according to the House Ethics Manual, Grayson’s activities on the House floor yesterday were in direct violation of rules of conduct and ethics found on pages 38, 123, 127, 131, and 176.

Ms. Sullivan will be filing a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics later today. According to Sullivan, it is her hope and desire that the OCE will forward the complaint to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.

Some residents of Florida's 8th Congressional District say they are tired of embarrassing behavior by Representative Grayson.

More information in the Orlando Sentinel.

To contact Patricia Sullivan:

To contact Alan Grayson:
Representative Grayson's Office said they are not allowed to give out his E-mail address


October 20 1973

Richard Nixon asked Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refused and resigned.

Richard Nixon asked Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Ruckelshaus refused and resigned.
Then came the assistant to the assistant who was willing to pull the lever for Nixon. Do you know his name? His name was Robert Bork

Now fast forward to from October 20 1973 to October 22 2009

The Obama administration tried to make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.

Nice job ABC,CBS,NBC, CNN. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

White House: Q3 Poll Numbers in the Crapper

Barack Obama's popularity dipped nine points in the third quarter, according to a new Gallup Poll.

The second to third quarter drop is the steepest ever for an elected President in the history of the Gallup Poll; and it as the fate of the embattled President's health care program hangs in jeopardy.

What’s Hiding in the Health-Care Bill?

Democrats don’t want you to know what’s in there.

By Mark Hemingway
National Review

Read the entire National Review Article . . .

Monday, October 19, 2009

Why Donna Brazile Didn't Write the Acorn Story

First, here's a little free advertising for Donna Brazile's new book "Cooking With Grease" which you can buy on Amazon if you have some money to waste. I couldn't even slog through her boring 800 word Sunday column, which completely failed to address the issue of quality control in health care or any other substantive issues.

Let's get to the point. Shouldn't Donna
Brazile (a journalist, a college professor, a 30 year operative of the Democrat Party) have broken the Acorn story?

Why wasn't "Cooking With Grease" Ms. Brazile's Pulitzer Prize winning expose' of Acorn?

Was Ms. Brazile covering for Acorn or was she just oblivious to the truth?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

USA Today Poised to Report 17% Drop in Circulation

But Wall Street Journal circulation is up!

See full story in the Washington Times. USA Today is expected to report a 17% plunge in cirulation.

Meanwhile, in the last reporting period, Wall Street Journal circulation rose 0.6 percent, one of only two major publications in the top 25 to show an increase in circulation.

According to USA Today publisher David Hunke, "We fully expect to see circulation increases again as the economy recovers. I'm encouraged by the fact that despite the tough travel economy, we have not lost a single hotel relationship during this recession."

Uh huh.

One word. Kindle.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why Johny Can't Shoot Back

According to an October 15 Washington Times article, by Shaun Waterman (U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects), in the recently passed Defense Spending Bill, Senators rerouted more than $2.5 billion in federal dollars to their own projects, and analysts claim much of that money has been taken from accounts that funded fuel, weapons, and training programs for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Times article indicates that 778 such earmarks have been identified, including $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.

Commenting on the reallocation of funds, Senator Tom Coburn (R) of Oklahoma said, "The Senate is putting favorable headlines back home above our men and women fighting on the front lines."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Snowe on Healthcare Bill -- "when history calls"

"When history calls, history calls," commented Olympia Snowe, only Republican on the Senate Finance Committee to vote for the Baucus Health Care bill.

Yup. History called, and Senator Snowe did for Health Care in America what Russians did for democracy in Russia when they transferred power to Vladimir Lenin.

Good luck with that one, Olympia.

According to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo(R):

Well, first of all, most people in America want health care reform for one of two reasons. First to control the skyrocketing cost of health care, their own health insurance and their costs, and second, to get greater coverage for those who are uninsured or don't have adequate access to health care.

This bill does neither very well. In fact, with regard to the cost of health care, we'll actually see the cost of our health care go up. And in addition, we see about a trillion dollars of new federal spending offset by $400 billion of cuts in Medicare and a new 500 billion worth of taxes, the majority of which will fall squarely on the back of the middle class, who President Obama promised would not be taxed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Comments of Neil Cavuto to White House Communications Director Anita Dunn

See Cavuto's article:
Ms. Dunn, Let's Pretend You Work for the President and Not a Left-Wing Blog


Let's pretend you're as big as the historic place you work.
And not as petty as the less than historic words you spout.


Ms. Dunn, as you may recall, made the following comments in a Sunday, October 11 phone interview:

We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent. As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.

Double Secret Probation for Fox News?

For Ms. Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, we're thinking these are a few good recommendations:

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Monday, October 12, 2009

What Would an Investment Banker do with the Health Care Proposal

Let's say the American people are Venture Capitalists/Investment Bankers, and they just received a proposal from the firm of Reid/Pelosi/Obama for a Health-care Venture.

What are the minimum entry criteria to get access to our boardroom for further discussion?

What kind of a bound document should they drop in front of us, and if we don't have that document or information, why should we lower our standards?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Do you want Eric Holder to Decide if You're in a Hate Group

HR2647, the national defense budget, was originally passed by the US House of Representaatives without hate crimes legislation, but a version was passed on Thursday that extends the definition of federal hate crimes to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Further, it gives the Attorney General, currently Eric H. Holder, Jr., power to decide if a group is “associated with hate-related violence against groups or persons or the United States Government”.

Here's how the bill defines a hate group:

(2) DEFINITION OF HATE GROUP.—In this subsection, the terms ‘group associated with hate-related violence’ or ‘hate group’ mean the following:(A) Groups or organizations that espouse or engage in acts of violence against other groups or minorities based on ideals of hate, ethnic supremacies, white supremacies, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, or other bigotry ideologies.

Further, it says:

(G) Other groups or organizations that are determined by the Attorney General to be of a violent, extremist nature.

What about Tea Partiers?

Well, the legislation continues as follows:

(3) EVIDENCE OF ASSOCIATION OR AFFILATION WITH HATE GROUP.—The following shall constitute evidence that a person is associated or affiliated with a group associated with hate-related violence:(A) Individuals possessing tattoos or other body markings indicating association or affiliation with a hate group.(B)individuals known to have attended meetings, rallies, conferences, or other activities sponsored by a hate group.(C) Individuals known to be involved in online activities with a hate group, including being engaged in online discussion groups or blog or other postings that support, encourage, or affirm the group’s extremist or violent views and goals.(D) Individuals who are known to have in their possession photographs, written testimonials (including diaries or journals), propaganda, or other materials indicating involvement or affiliation with a hate group. Such materials can include photographs, written materials relating to or referring to extreme hatred that are clearly not of an academic nature, possession of objects that venerate or glorify hateinspired violence, and related materials, as determined by the Attorney General.

Remember, this is the same Eric Holder who is stonewalling an investigation into why he dismissed voter intimidation charges against Black Panthers carrying nightsticks outside polling places?


British Talk Radio Stations

If you have Vonage (as I do) you can call England for free. Here's a list of British Talk Radio Stations. Let them know that the American Media is not telling the whole story.

Below is a list of countries I can call with Vonage. Check your own calling plan to see what countries you can call.

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic,
Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Republic of Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saipan, San Marino,
Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel Committee Tinkers in American Politics

This is like waking up today and reading that Ben Roethlisberger was put in the Football Hall of Fame while still playing. Except that's a bad analogy, because Roethlisberger has actually won a superbowl. What has Obama done?

Even Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa called this preemptive.

This a totally political move by the old liberal farts on the Norway Nobel Committee -- and it pretty much desroys the credibility of the Nobel Peace Prize.

It's a insult to legitimate winners like Mother Theresa.

Who are the jackasses who made the award?

From Wikipedia:

Thorbjørn Jagland (chair, born 1950), member of Parliament, President of the Storting and former cabinet minister for the Labour Party. Member and chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2009.

Kaci Kullmann Five (deputy chair, born 1951), former member of Parliament and cabinet minister for the Conservative Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2003, deputy chair since 2009.

Sissel Rønbeck (born 1950), deputy director, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren), former member of parliament and cabinet minister for the Labour Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1994.

Inger-Marie Ytterhorn (born 1941), former member of Parliament for the Progress Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2000.

Ågot Valle (born 1945), member of parliament for the Socialist Left Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2009.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October Surprise

Tell your Congressman and Senator that you are still here, and you still vote, and you still don't want Government Health Care.

Where's the Bill?

Secret discussions?

Bait and switch legislation?

Despite an optimistic analysis from the Congressional Budget Office , conservatives claim the budget impact of the proposed national health care bill is based on legislation that will never reach the President's desk.

“The fact is, the bill it’s referring to will never see the light of day,” Mr. McConnell said on Thursday. “That’s because the real bill will soon be cobbled together in a secret conference room somewhere in the Capitol by a handful of Democrat senators and White House officials.”

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nice Tip about Emailing your Pics to Picasa

Go to the Picasa Settings page and check "Allow me to upload photos by email."

It will ask you for a secret key.

It will give you get a secret email address to send your photos to

Enter your destination Album by entering the name of an existing album in the subject of your email.