| February 2009
OBAMA’S ENERGY ORDER IS IDIOTICALLY INTRUSIVE
Whenever one runs out of evidence of the stupidity and grasp
of Big Brother government, new examples arise.
On February 5th, President Obama issued a memo for
the Secretary of Energy regarding "Appliance Efficiency
Standards". Here is some of what the memo had to say: "Under the
Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), the
Department of Energy (DOE) is required to establish by certain
dates energy efficiency standards for a broad class of
residential and commercial products. These products are
appliances and other equipment used in consumers’ homes and in
commercial establishments. In the Energy Policy Act of 2005
(EPACT), the Congress directed the DOE to develop a plan to
issue expeditiously efficiency standards for those products with
respect to which the Department had not yet met the deadlines
specified in the EPCA.
"In 2005, 14 States and various other entities brought suit
alleging that the DOE had failed to comply with deadlines and
other requirements in the EPCA. In November 2006, the DOE
entered into a consent decree under which the DOE agreed to
publish final rules regarding 22 product categories
by specific deadlines, the latest of which is June 30, 2011.
The consent decree includes target dates for the rulemaking
processes and sets deadlines for issuance of final rules with
respect to each product category. The Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (EISA) directed the DOE to establish energy
standards for additional product categories.
"The DOE remains subject to outstanding deadlines with
respect to 15 of the 22 product categories covered by the
consent decree, as well as statutory deadlines for a number of
additional product categories. These efficiency standards, once
implemented, will result in significant energy savings for the
"Therefore, I request that:
"(a) the DOE take all necessary steps, consistent
with the consent decree, EPACT, and EISA, to finalize
legally required efficiency standards as expeditiously
as possible and consistent with all applicable judicial
and statutory deadlines. Such standards include, most
immediately, those covered by the five energy efficiency
rules with deadlines prior to and including August 8,
Source: Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 25, February 9,
2009, Presidential Documents
Faith-Based Initiatives |
February 23, 2009 |
BUSH SURRENDERED THE PRINCIPLE – – – OBAMA
EXPANDED THE PRACTICE
George W. Bush’s
unwise, unconstitutional policies are now being used as
precedent by Barack Obama. …
"Obama planned to sign an executive order later in the day
creating the White House Office on Faith-Based and Neighborhood
Partnerships. It would expand and refocus the faith-based office
founded by former President George W. Bush. …
"During his presidential campaign, Obama said he wanted to
expand White House faith-based efforts begun under Bush. But
while he endorsed Bush's initiative to give religious groups
more access to federal funding, he also promised to make some
changes to the office.
"Obama's advisers want to be certain tax dollars sent to
the faith-based social service groups are used for secular
purposes, such as feeding the hungry or housing the homeless,
and not for religious evangelism. The administration doesn't
want to be perceived as managing the groups yet does want
transparency and accountability. " Source: Newsmax.com, 2/5/09
Americans: Stop Illegal Immigration! |
February 13, 2009 |
EXPECT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL ALIENS
Americans favor stronger
action against illegal aliens, especially in regard to
protection from the cost to taxpayers, according to a poll
conducted by The Conservative Caucus (TCC).
The poll found unanimous opposition to amnesty for illegals
and to continuing to pay at least $68 billion each year for
"emergency medical care, schooling, and government services".
Opposition to free medical care reached 99.5%/
Advocates of amnesty are expected to push Congress for
favorable legislation later this year, and some portions of the
stimulus bill are likely to provide funds to illegal aliens.
The poll was conducted by mail during late 2008 with about
The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass roots action
organization, formed in 1974. It was active in defending the
SALT II Treaty, repealing the Catastrophic Coverage Act,
blocking the Clinton health-care takeover, and impeaching
Illegal Aliens Taxpayer Giveaway Poll
Should Americans continue to fork over $68 BILLION every year
to cover the costs of emergency medical care, schooling and
government services for relatives of illegal alien lawbreakers?
Yes 0% No 100%Home Undecided 0%
Should taxpayers in such states as Illinois continue to
provide free medical care for relatives of illegal aliens?
Yes 0% No 99.5% Undecided 0.5%
Should our politicians grant amnesty to the 12-20 million
illegal aliens who have, by definition, already broken the law
to enter our country?
Yes 0% No 100% Undecided 0%
Is it right that illegal aliens reap the benefits of America,
while you and I pay the price?
Yes 0% No 99.5% Undecided 0.5%
Obama Gets YOUR Medical Records |
February 10, 2009 |
SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IS HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH
– – AND YOUR PRIVACY
"A little-discussed provision in President Obama's economic
stimulus plan would demand that every American submit to a
government program for electronic
medical records without a
choice to opt out, and it has privacy advocates more than a
"Patients might be alarmed, too, privacy advocates said, if
they realized information such as documentation on abortions,
mental health problems, impotence, being labeled as a
non-compliant patient, lawsuits against doctors and sexual
problems could be shared electronically with, perhaps, millions
"Sue A. Blevins, president of the Institute for Health
Freedom, said unless people have the right to decide ‘if and
when’ their health information is shared, there is no real
" ‘President Obama has pledged to advance freedom,’ she said.
‘Therefore the freedom to choose not to participate in
a national electronic health-records system must be upheld.’
"Blevins' organization, one of the few raising the alarm at
this point, said the stimulus plan would impose an electronic
health records system on every person in the U.S. without any
provision for seeking patient consent or allowing them not to
" ‘Without those protections, Americans' electronic health
records could be shared – without their consent – with
over 600,000 covered entities through the forthcoming nationally
linked electronic health-records network,’
Blevins said. …
"According to the institute, the measure currently includes
- An electronic health
record ‘for each person in the United States by 2014.’
- A national coordinator
to develop a ‘nationwide health information
that allows for the electronic use and exchange
"The institute said the medical privacy rule established
under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
1996 already allows personal health information to be passed
along without patient consent for treatment,
and ‘oversight.’ The recipients of such information could be any
of the people in the 600,000 organizations in the industry."
Source: WorldNetDaily, 1/27/09, Bob Unruh
More on Geithner |
February 9, 2009 |
GEITHNER IS A
PENALTY-FREE KISSINGER PROTEGE
"He failed to pay self-employment taxes for money he earned
2001 to 2004 while working for the IMF, according to materials
released by the Senate committee. In 2006, the IRS notified him
that he owed $14,847 in self-employment taxes and $1,885 in
interest from 2003 and 2004, which he paid after an audit.
The IRS waived penalties for those tax years.
"Transition officials discovered last fall that Geithner also
had not paid the taxes in 2001 or 2002. He paid $19,176 in back
taxes and $6,794 in interest for 2001 and 2002 several days
before Obama announced his choice, the committee documents
showed. All told, Geithner had failed to pay $34,023 in
self-employment taxes for the years 2001 to 2004.
"No penalties, of course. For you or me, penalties. But
not for him.
"Initially, he told the committee that he had messed up
because he used TurboTax. …
"Under questioning, he was unable to show how TurboTax caused
this error. This is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton's inability
to produce evidence of exactly how she made $100,000 by trading
cattle futures. Nobody pressed the issue with her, then or now.
"This is a man who was paid $398,000 a year at the New
York Federal Reserve, the man who will officially be in
charge of the Internal Revenue Service.
" ‘Nice work if you can get it, and if you get it, tell me
how.’ Of course, I know how. As soon as he was out of grad
school, he went to work for Kissinger and Associates."
Source: Gary North’s Reality Check, 1/23/09
Meeting Gloria Swanson and the Kennedys |
February 6, 2009 |
GLORIA SWANSON WAS STILL LOVELY WHEN I MET HER
30 YEARS AGO
Growing up in Boston, I had occasion to meet virtually all of
the Kennedy politicians, including "Founding Father" Joseph
Kennedy, who distinguished himself as an all-star athlete at
Harvard College before getting into the movie business, the
liquor business, and politics.
My recollection is that I briefly greeted Mr. Kennedy at a
Harvard football game when he was wheel-chair bound following a
Kennedy served as Ambassador to the Court of St. James and
Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission under
During the 1960 Democratic Party Presidential primaries, he
humorously advised his son, Jack (JFK), not to win by too much
in West Virginia because Dad could not afford a landslide.
During his lifetime, Joe Kennedy’s great love was movie
actress Gloria Swanson, whom I had the opportunity to meet and
chat with about 30 years ago at a Conservative Political Action
Conference in Washington, D.C.
Although well along in years, Miss Swanson was still both
attractive and personable. Her explanation for her continuing
good health and beauty was her avoidance of "the whites" – – –
salt and sugar.
On all the policy issues which Miss Swanson and I discussed
she was a solid conservative.
Now there is a new book, "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents His
Hollywood Years" which makes reference to his relationship with
Baby Killing 4 the GOP |
February 5, 2009 |
FOUR GOP SENATORS VOTE TO KILL MORE BABIES
Senator Susan Collins of
Maine, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Senator
Olympia Snowe of Maine and Senator Arlen Specter of
Pennsylvania voted against a proposal by Florida Senator Mel
Martinez to reinstate Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy
limiting the assignment of U.S. taxpayer dollars to groups which
perform or promote abortions overseas.
Fifty-four Democrats and two independents (Lieberman and
Sanders) joined these four Republican pro-aborts in defeating
the Martinez proposal on a 60 to 37 vote.
Shame on them. Let’s hope that Murkowski and Specter are
trampled in next year’s elections when they may face some
serious Republican primary opposition.
Anti-Family Pelosi |
February 5, 2009 |
OBAMA EMBARRASSED BY PELOSI COMMENTS
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
defended contraceptive funding by saying it is good for the
economy to have fewer new lives, i.e., children.
Even President Obama concluded that her anti-family
bigotry was bad politics, if not bad policy.
"Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to defend
family planning services as beneficial to the economy, President
Obama has appealed to Democrats to strike $200 million in
funding for contraceptives from his proposed $825 billion
economic stimulus package.
" ‘While [Obama] agrees that greater access to family
planning is good policy,’ said White House Press Secretary
Robert Gibbs, ‘the president believes that the funding for it
does not belong in the economic recovery and reinvestment
CONTRACEPTION IS PART OF PELOSI’S STIMULUS
"If the funding added by congressional Democrats last week
and targeted through Medicaid to help organizations like Planned
Parenthood provide contraception remains in the stimulus
package, Republicans warn of a backlash.
" ‘Regardless of where anyone stands on taxpayer funding for
contraceptives and the abortion industry,’ House Republican
Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, told LifeSiteNews, ‘there is no
doubt that this once little-known provision in the congressional
Democrats' spending plan has nothing to do with stimulating the
economy and creating more American jobs.’
"Instead, Boehner argued, the congressional Democrats were
trying ‘to force taxpayers to subsidize contraception and the
"Boehner continued, ‘How you can spend hundreds of millions
of dollars on contraceptives – how does that stimulate the
economy? You can go through a whole host of issues that have
nothing to do with growing jobs in America and helping people
keep their jobs.’
"As WND reported, two days after congressional Democrats
added the family planning spending to the stimulus package,
ABC's George Stephanopoulos grilled Pelosi, D-Calif., on the
connection between contraception and boosting the economy.
" ‘Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning
services,’ Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi, ‘how is that stimulus?’
FEWER BABIES, LESS WELFARE
" ‘Well, the family planning services reduce cost,’ Pelosi
answered. ‘They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal
crises now and part of what we do for children's health,
education and some of those elements are to help the states meet
their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you
mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states
and to the federal government.’
"Pelosi's comments immediately came under fire from several
" ‘That's not going to help grow the economy,’ Susan Fani,
director of communications for the Catholic League, told
OneNewsNow. ‘It's quite shocking, actually, that the Speaker of
the House – who claims to be Catholic – would go on national
and claim that contraception would reduce the cost to the
" ‘We have reached a new low,’ said Catholic League President
Bill Donohue, ‘when high-ranking public office holders in the
federal government cast children as the enemy.’
"An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal presented a
detailed argument against Pelosi's reasoning from an economic
" ‘The age and growth rate of a nation help determine its
economic prosperity,’ argued the editorial. ‘A smaller workforce
can result in less overall economic output. Without enough
younger workers to replace retirees, health and pension costs
can become debilitating. And when domestic markets shrink, so
does capital investment. Whatever one's views on taxpayer
subsidies for contraception, as economic stimulus the idea is
loopy.’" Source: WorldNetDaily, 1/28/09, Drew Zahn
11 Courageous Democrats |
February 4, 2009 |
ELEVEN DEMOCRATS BUCK BARACK
The House voted 244 to 188 to back Obama’s stimulus package.
All Republican House members, to their credit, voted "nay".
The eleven Democrats who courageously bucked Obama were: F.
Allen Boyd (Fla.), Bobby Bright (Ala.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Brad
Ellsworth (Ind.), Parker Griffith (Ala.), Paul Kanjorski
(Penn.), Frank Kratovil (Md.), Walt Minnick (Idaho), Collin
Peterson (Minn.), Heath Shuler (N.C.), and Gene Taylor (Miss.).
Oath to the Fuhrer |
February 3, 2009 |
OATH TO THE FUHRER
In Nazi Germany, soldiers gave their oath of allegiance and
obeisance to Adolph Hitler. In all of the history of the United
States, our soldiers have pledged an oath to the U.S.
Constitution. But now we are told that President Obama
reportedly wants to change that and require military personnel
to pledge allegiance to the "Office of the President" rather
than to the Constitution of the United States. Supposedly, this
change would be brought forth around the Fourth of July.
Obama and Abortion |
February 2, 2009 |
IS BABY KILLING MANDATORY?
"President Obama's nominee for
deputy secretary of state contends American taxpayers are
required to pay for abortions, a position that contradicts the
U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution.
"James B. Steinberg's written testimony to the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee was highlighted by Sen. Jim DeMint, a
pro-life Republican serving South Carolina.
"In a written response to DeMint's questions, Steinberg said
the Mexico City policy -- the newly overturned policy that
forbade taxpayer subsidization of abortions overseas – ‘is an
unnecessary restriction that, if applied to organizations based
in this country, would be an unconstitutional limitation on free
"DeMint had asked: ‘For more than 30 years the Hyde
amendments, which prohibit federal funding for abortion
services, have been supported by Republican and Democrat
administrations and Congresses. Unfortunately, while this is the
domestic policy of the United States, President Obama has vowed
to reverse our foreign policy by repealing the Mexico City
policy and use the federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortion
services overseas. Do you support President Obama's efforts to
lift the Mexico City restrictions? Do you believe our foreign
policy should contradict long held domestic policies?’
"Steinberg's complete response was, ‘President Obama has
supported repeal of the Mexico City policy, as has Secretary
Clinton. Longstanding law, authored by Senator Jesse Helms,
expressly prohibits the use of U.S. funds [for] abortion. The
Mexico City policy is an unnecessary restriction that, if
applied to organizations based in this country, would be an
unconstitutional limitation on free speech.’
"Just days ago, Obama imposed an executive order repealing
the Mexico City policy that during President Bush's tenure
protected Americans from being required to fund groups that
promote and pay for abortions around the globe.
"The plan was originated by President Reagan in 1984. It
prohibited non-governmental organizations that receive federal
funds from providing or promoting abortions in other nations.
President Clinton rescinded the rule Jan. 22, 1993, calling it
‘excessively broad’ and ‘unwarranted.’…
"International Planned Parenthood Federation and other
abortion groups refused to conform to the ban. They continued to
provide and promote abortions and, consequently, were denied
access to funding from U.S. taxpayers.
"A Jan. 16 letter from 77 members of Congress posted by Life
News had urged Obama to continue the ban.
" ‘[T]his policy is important because it establishes a bright
line between family planning activities and abortion, therefore
ensuring that United States family planning funds are not
co-opted by groups who promote abortion as a method of family
planning,’ the letter stated. ‘Such activities would send a
wrong message overseas that the United States promotes
"Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council told the
Washington Post, ‘President Obama issued executive orders
banning the torture of terrorists but ... signed an order that
exports the torture of unborn children around the world.’"
Source: WorldNetDaily, 1/27/09