Saturday, June 27, 2009

AP Analysis of Climate Bill: "It All Costs"

Even the liberal-leaning Associate Press sees the Democrat's climate bill for what it is: a big fat tax on the economy and an intrusion on liberty.

What you have to understand is that the bill is supposed to make everything cost more. The high cost is the goal, not an unintended consequence.

Read it.

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Democrat US Rep Conyers' Democrat Councilwoman Wife Guilty of Bribery: Where's the Press?

The federal trap finally snapped Friday on Detroit City Councilwoman, Democrat Monica Conyers, ending a year of speculation about her role in the Synagro sludge contract scandal.

Conyers, 44, appeared in U.S. District Court to quietly plead guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge during a brief hearing.

Conyers is the wife of powerful Democrat, U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Where's the press on this story?

...and if you see a story reporting this news, how hard do you have to look to see the party affiliation?

Contrast this to the wall-to-wall coverage of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford ... where he is often identified as a Republican in the very first sentence of the report.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Cap and Trade Traitors: List of Republicans Who Voted Aye (H R 2454)

Kneecap and Tax Bill

Mary Bono Mack - California (Remember Sonny Bono?)

Mike Castle - Delaware

Mark Kirk - Illinois

Leonard Lance - New Jersey

Frank LoBiondo - New Jersey

John McHugh - New York

Dave Reichert - Washington

Chris Smith - New Jersey

Complete vote tally here.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

The New York Times Can Keep a Secret?

I don't know about you, but I never actually fell for the lame New York Times excuse that they have to disclose everything -- alleged abuse photos, secret prisons, NSA tactics, interrogation tactics, flag draped coffins of servicemembers -- because the public absolutely has the right to know everything and the press has to be free to print all the news it sees fit (NYT pun intended), despite the risks it puts on our military or citizens.

What you probably didn't know is that David Rohde, a New York Times reporter, had been held by Taliban kidnappers in Kabul for the last seven months.

Well, in the past few days he was fortunately able to escape. And now his story is news. Times' executive editor Bill Keller wrote today that "the consensus of experts we consulted -- and the judgment of the family -- was that a storm of publicity would at best prolong David's captivity by increasing his apparent value, and could well put him in imminent danger."

The Times withheld this information along with at least 40 other news outlets.

So, the Times and other news outlets can keep a secret after all....

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