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calendar   Tuesday - December 21, 2010

Read This

http://neithercorp.us/npress/2010/12/constitutional-judo/

Yup, I’m what he calls a Constitutionalist. I would have used the terms ”Strict Constructionist” or “Originalist”, but people are so short-sighted that many can’t see that these two terms expand beyond the legal definition to embrace an entire worldview. Or nationview. And I can not disagree with the author, that the term Conservative has been both watered down and corrupted, both from within and from without. Furthermore, attaching the “Republican” political label to any of these terms is a major misnomer. “Republican” and “Democrat” are meaningless terms at this point, when the only difference between most of the elected members of the party is a matter of degree: both sides are “Progressives” but one side has less patience than the other and wants their Socialist Utopia (with them on top) right now.

At least this fellow provides us some live ammo to fire at the “living document” crowd.

When has a society ever opened a door to power that its government has not taken quick advantage of?

Indeed.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 02:26 PM   
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If they don’t fix it, they wont be able to:  Study why the fix caused problems

UPDATE: GOVERNMENT BY FIAT
can we start shooting yet? Please?

Even after the US Court of Appeals said they could not do it -

Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality
April 6, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission does not have the legal authority to slap Net neutrality regulations on Internet providers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

A three-judge panel in Washington, D.C. unanimously tossed out the FCC’s August 2008 cease and desist order against Comcast, which had taken measures to slow BitTorrent transfers before voluntarily ending them earlier that year.

Because the FCC “has failed to tie its assertion” of regulatory authority to an actual law enacted by Congress, the agency does not have the power to regulate an Internet provider’s network management practices, wrote Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Tuesday’s decision could doom one of the signature initiatives of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a Democrat. Last October, Genachowski announced plans to begin drafting a formal set of Net neutrality rules--even though Congress has not given the agency permission to do so.

See Malkin also.

Even though EVERY SINGLE PROGRESSIVE who signed on to the pledge to promote Net Neutrality LOST in November!

The fuckers went and did it anyway. Voting? Legislation? Who needs that bullshit? We’re the FCC, we can do whatever the fuck we want and you can’t do a thing about it!

A Coup By the FCC

President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fittingly chosen the darkest day in 372 years [ not only is today the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, we also had a full lunar eclipse very early this morning (last night) ] to impose potentially devastating regulations on the up-to-now free market Internet.

As the moon was eclipsed earlier today, Congress and the American people will be eclipsed by this regulatory coup d’état—orchestrated by the White House—that will substitute the judgment of three Democrats at the FCC for the legitimate democratic process.

Starting today, the Internet will be regulated, despite the fact that network neutrality regulations have almost no support in Congress, where Rep. Ed Markey’s legislation, which aimed to do by legitimate means what the FCC is now doing surreptitiously, has just 27 co-sponsors.

Starting today, the Internet will be regulated, despite the fact that on November 2 that American people let out a collective scream against big government and intrusive regulations, and the further fact that all 95 candidates who signed the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s pledge to promote network neutrality regulation lost. That’s 0 for 95.

Starting today, the Internet will be regulated despite the fact the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in “Comcast v. FCC” that such regulations have no legitimate basis in law.

THIS IS TOTALITARIANISM IN ACTION. What are YOU going to do about it?

The solution is clear. Congress must make it a top priority to overturn these regulations early in 2011, preferably with a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval that can avoid filibuster and cleanly invalidate the order. The resolution can be forced onto the Senate floor with as few as 30 senators signing a discharge petition.
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Not only is the imposition of government’s heavy hand on the economy’s most vibrant sector at stake, but so are the basic principles of our democratic republic. If these principles are discarded, the door will be open for a breathtaking series of executive branch power grabs that will leave our society and its constitutional system of government unrecognizable.

Congress must do its job and stop the FCC.

And then those three motherfucking communists on the s should be tied to a post and flogged. To death. And beyond.

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could strangle industry investment and damage an economy that is still struggling to recover.

The 3-2 vote fell along partisan lines with Democrats capitalizing on their numerical advantage.

The rules would prohibit phone and cable companies from abusing their control over broadband connections to discriminate against rival content or services, such as Internet phone calls or online video, or play favorites with Web traffic.

Lawmakers in both parties have been arguing for months that Congress, not the Obama administration, should take the lead role in deciding whether and how much to police the web. But despite a brief backing-off earlier in the year, the FCC pushed ahead with its new regulatory plan.

President Obama said in a statement that the plan “will help preserve the free and open nature of the Internet while encouraging innovation, protecting consumer choice, and defending free speech.”

What a lying sack of shit that worthless bastard is. This won’t preserve, defend, or protect a god-damned thing.

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This just HAS to have it’s own page ....

Thanks Tim.


CHRISTOPHER Posted:

Egads. The Government is going to fix what ain’t broken.

And TimO came back with this priceless comment.

FIXING THE FIX?

If they don’t fix it, they wont be able to:

Study why the fix caused problems

Hire more people to manage the fix

Hire people to fix the mistakes fixing the fix

Mount a study to plan for a better fix

Hire people to blame those who did the original fix

Train new people for the new tech that develops since then

Move everyone to a new project they can fix

...you know, like everything else they muck up....

Posted by TimO

I think Tim deserves a new car. Maybe a nice bright red one. Damn I wish I’d written that. I wish I’d had that thought that way. So here’s your new car Tim.

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Posted by peiper   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 01:54 PM   
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Too Much On My Plate

I simply can’t keep up with the sudden whirlwind of activity in DC.

Now we’ve got the Food Safety Modernization Act to deal with, nearly 250 pages of expanded government power that will require another huge federal workforce to enforce, cost a giant fortune, and allow the government to intrude even more on your life.

Lots of articles have spoken out against it. Lots of nanny-state wieners are all in favor of it. A few articles have tried to take a middle of the road approach and just reported on what the bill contains.

But if this isn’t another episode of DC Kabuki Theater, it may already be too late. The Senate passed the latest version of this thing, with significant bipartisan support.

The Senate unexpectedly approved food-safety legislation by voice vote Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.
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Reid announced he would send the legislation — this time properly attached to a House-originated measure — back to the lower chamber for final approval.

“Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a century. Families in Nevada and across America should never have to worry about whether the food they put on their table is safe,” Reid said in a statement. “This is a common-sense issue with broad bipartisan support.

“Tonight we unanimously passed a measure to improve on our current food safety system by giving the FDA the resources it needs to keep up with advances in food production and marketing, without unduly burdening farmers and food producers,” he said.
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Sen. Tom Coburn, the outspoken conservative Republican from Oklahoma, had been blocking the legislation, and lifted his objection at the final moment.

Because both sides of the aisle believe in ever increasing the powers of the state. So now the “battle” goes to Congress.

Funny thing ... you always have to read between the lines ... and now, after many the op-ed saying how this bill is not needed, how it’s another power play, how it gives Homeland Security and the FDA even more power ...

Congress has a full legislative plate to clear before the lame-duck session ends, including a measure that would vastly expand federal regulation of the food supply. But that scheme—a costly and unwarranted intrusion—is best scrapped.

Proponents tout the so-called Food Safety Modernization Act as the salvation of our supposedly imperiled food supply. It would authorize the FDA to dictate how farmers grow fruits and vegetables, including rules governing soil, water, hygiene, packing, temperatures, and even what animals may roam which fields and when. It would also increase inspections of food “facilities” and tax them to do so.

In fact, Americans enjoy the safest, most abundant and affordable food supply on the planet. The incidence rate of food-borne illness has declined by a third in the past decade alone. What risks remain won’t be remedied by intermittent visits by regulators or new legions of FDA bureaucrats shuffling through piles of additional paperwork.

Nor would this crackdown fill what gaps exist in the food-safety system. Meat, poultry and dairy products—the most common sources of food-borne illness—are regulated by the Department of Agriculture and aren’t addressed in this bill.

Expanding the FDA’s regulatory reach would require additional spending of $1.4 billion between 2011 and 2015, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The costs to the private sector have not been calculated, but likely would reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

… if lawmakers are vested in heeding the undeniable message sent by Americans last month, they will take note of the facts about the nation’s food system. Americans don’t want and cannot afford still more unnecessary regulation and expansion of government.

... suddenly the media is doing what it can to spin the Fear Factor dial up to 11 on this issue. How? Why, the terrorists are gonna get us if we don’t watch out! By going after our food supply! The inference being that we NEED more government control. For our safety. For the chiiiiiiildren!

The group behind last year’s failed Christmas Day bombing and the recent attempt to send two explosives-laden packages to the United States wants to attack U.S. food supplies, but U.S. authorities don’t believe the group has the capability to do so, Fox News has learned.

A source with knowledge of the situation said authorities obtained information “a while ago” indicating a possible plot by associates of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to target food at hotels and restaurants inside the United States, perhaps slipping harmful agents into salad bars or buffets.

“We don’t have a specific target or time frame, just the intent,” the source said.

Granted they are saying that the risk is low. And that AQ may not really have the structure in place to even carry out this kind of attack. But this is not new news. It’s olds. This information has been around for years and years now. But suddenly, coincidentally, it gets published? I smell a (non-federally inspected) rat.

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And today’s the day that another branch of the government will vote on how much - because I consider it totally unlikely that they’ll Just Say No - how much of your freedom to usurp in another realm. The FCC wants to take control of the internet, freedom and economics be damned, even though they have no authority whatsoever to do so. Like that ever mattered.

FCC to Vote on Internet Regulation Plan Despite Economic Warnings

Lawmakers are on high alert as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote on a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could choke industry investment and hurt the economy as a whole.

The five-member commission plans to unveil, and vote on, the so-called “net neutrality” proposal on Tuesday.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been saying for months that Congress, not the Obama administration, should take the lead role in deciding whether and how much to police the web. But despite a brief backing-off earlier in the year, the FCC has pushed ahead with its new regulatory plan.

The move raises concern that the FCC could soon have its regulatory foot in the door of the wild West of the Internet—with an eye toward eventually exerting tighter control over content at a time when sites like WikiLeaks openly snub the government.

The FCC proposal is viewed as a major breakthrough, for better or worse, for Internet oversight. And if the plan passes, it could trigger a nasty showdown with Congress next year.

“Congress has not given us the authority to do this,” Robert McDowell, one of two Republican commissioners on the FCC, told FoxNews.com. McDowell, who plans to dissent, said that if the FCC follows through on Tuesday, “there really are no bounds to what the FCC could do, so long as it’s done in the name of promoting the Internet in their view.” That potential ranges from price control to content control, he said.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the author of a net-neutrality bill in Congress, issued a statement commending Genachowski for his latest plan earlier this month—though he called for the concerns of net-neutrality proponents to be addressed. Some proponents have criticized the FCC plan as not strong enough, complaining that it lets mobile carriers off the hook and still could allow companies under some circumstances to pay for better service.

The White House, meanwhile, continues to support the idea. Aneesh Chopra, the chief technology officer in the administration, called the plan an “important step in preventing abuses and continuing to advance the Internet as an engine of productivity growth and innovation” in a White House blog earlier this month.

In theory the Net Neutrality measure would just force “equal bandwidth” to all web sites, even though that isn’t how the internet works at all. It’s all dynamic. Higher demand places get higher bandwidth. On the fly. And when demand goes down they get less. On the fly. That’s what dynamic means. But that’s “inequality” to certain dingbats in DC, who couldn’t tell a packet switching network from a game of musical chairs. So let’s make a law!!!!!!  Although this one may be just the tip of the camel’s nose, it a certainty that there’s a whole camel behind that nose, and a whole herd of camels, camel drivers, camel care centers, and extended camel welfare and benefits packages lined up behind it.

The internet is freedom. Government should keep their dirty fucking hands off. It ain’t broke, don’t attempt to fix it because you’ll screw it up.

And don’t give me WikiLeaks while trying to spin the Fear Factor dial on this one. You want military data security? Make it so. Shoot spies and traitors on the spot, and build secure data centers, secure data highways, and fully and continually vet your staff. Having Uncle Shitheels Sam wear the apron of Net Nanny isn’t going to do one flipping thing to close that can of worms.

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Let me say it again: The job of the Tea Party is just beginning. One election means very little. We will have to fight, and fight hard, and continue to fight every single day for the rest of our lives to win back any freedom from those in power. The concept of a limited federal government was flushed down the toilet when FDR arm twisted the Supremes to bend the definition of “regulate” in the Commerce Clause, and it’s been snowballing downhill ever since. Now we have an anti-American fascist in the White House, and the ski slope is a double black diamond.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 12:25 PM   
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christians ignored by mistake by the eu, they were left out of, oh hell. you guys can all read.

So with Christmas only days away .....

What perfect timing. Jeesh.

Words fail.


EU diary for Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims ignores Christians

The European Commission has brought out more than 3 million copies of a school diary that includes festivities of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Jews but contains no reference to Christmas, angering the Christian community.

More than 330,000 copies of the diaries, costing 4.7 million pounds to produce and are accompanied by 51 pages of information about the EU, have been delivered to British schools as a Christmas gift to pupils from the commission, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

But Christians have been angered because the diary section for December 25 (Christmas) is blank and the bottom of the page bears the message: “A true friend is someone who shares your concerns and will double your joy.”

The diary marks Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, Islamic and Chinese festivities as well as Europe day and other key EU anniversaries. But there are no Christian festivals marked, even though Christianity is Europe’s majority religion.

Johanna Touzel, of the Catholic Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, said the absence of Christian festivals was “astonishing”. “Christmas and Easter are important feasts for hundreds of millions of Christians and Europeans,” she said.

A Commission spokesman said the oversight was a “blunder”. He said future editions might omit all references to religious festivals.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/21/2010 at 11:34 AM   
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BRRRRloody Weather!

The New Ice Age continues to hold England in it’s awful grasp. Too cold to even write about it any more, Pieper has resorted to duct taping hot water bottles to his hands and feet in a futile effort to stay warm. And the weather forecast is for more. Damn that Global Warming!

How Cold Is It?

It’s so cold that ... well, have some links and figure it out:

Brits can’t even get out of the country!

Nope, no escape!

Warming up in the classic way is really going to cost you!

It’s white out! And it’s even worse looking down from above!

No break in the weather. Cold, getting colder, getting even colder, maybe some more snow.

Is there a bright side in all this? You betcha. Be thankful you’re not in Germany! Allawoo Snackbar!!!!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 11:15 AM   
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if further proof were needed that the law is a dumb ass and lacks justice ……

Oh boy. What a story this is.

The photo in the hard copy was much better so I don’t know why their on line copy is so poor. Anyway ....

THREE YEARS and losing her kids cos she what?  Oh come on and get real.  No boy at age 14 is damaged and no matter how wrong ppl think she may have been, I’d bet there was very little “seduction” about it.  I mean to say that ... boys at 14 come already pre-seduced.

The thing that upsets many folks is .... she gave an underage boy pleasure he’ll fondly remember for a lifetime ... and due to really dumb laws on ‘equality’
foisted on the public by the femi-nazis ... the law does not take gender characteristics into account.
HOWEVER ....
Some filthy bastard scum bag runs over a little girl and KILLS her and then runs away ... he got 4 months jail time.
This lady gets 3 years for having an affair with a very willing 14 year old boy.
Just where is the logic and justice in this?
The law indeed is ... A TOTAL ASS!

Here’s a small example.

“Sentencing her to three years in jail, Judge John Milmo QC told her she cheated on her fiancée in a ‘flagrant manner’.”
Now why would the stupid idiot judge bring that up?  Cheating is not against the law. And the wanker judge mentioned that several times.
So she cheated on her fiancée. Yeah so?  That’s a bit off topic I think.

Whatever ...
the law is still a stupid dumb ass.
So’s the judge. His name is Milmo? Milmo? Jeesh. Even the name sounds dumb. He’d probably give his eye teeth if he has any left, for one hour with this woman.

Mother of two, 26, is jailed after being caught naked in bed with 14-year-old schoolboy lover

By Daily Mail Reporter

Susanne Divers met the 14-year-old at a party and was warned by police over her conduct. However she continued to see him
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A mother-of-two caught naked in bed with a 14-year-old schoolboy who bragged about the affair on Facebook has been jailed.

Susanne Divers, 26, befriended the boy after meeting him at a party and later began an affair that lasted more than a month.

He was so smitten he boasted on the website: ‘I’ve got the best girl in the world.’

Divers was warned off by police but continued to see him. She was discovered in bed with him by her fiance, who had returned home from work early.

She pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual activity with a child between December 28, 2009, and February 2 this year. Sentencing her to three years in jail, Judge John Milmo QC told her she cheated on her fiance in a ‘flagrant manner’.

He said: ‘If ever there was a time to stop it was when the police warned you to stay away.

‘Your partner came home and found you both naked. You betrayed your partner in a quite flagrant manner. He’s written to the court and appears to have forgiven you.’

Divers was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and banned from working with children.

Earlier, Leicester Crown Court heard that Divers was dared to kiss the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, during the party where they met.

Paul Prior, prosecuting, said: ‘The defendant described this incident as “more than a peck on the cheek”.’

They soon began swapping saucy text messages and naked pictures of each other.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/21/2010 at 10:49 AM   
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It Must Suck So Much

To be Vlad Putin


While nobody can really be sure if he’s still married to the Mrs at this point, it’s rock solid truth that the most macho leader in Europe has this little cookie on the side.



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Must be true love. Or fanatic lust. Not only is Alina Kabaeva half his age, the beauty queen/fashion model is a rhythmic gymnast. An Olympic level rhythmic gymnast. Horry clap. Talk about your flexible relationship!


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Yeah. Hell yeah. So when he’s not too busy fishing bare chested in icy streams, taking down opponents with his mad judo skillz, flying jets, or hunting whales from a rubber boat with a crossbow ...



I’m thinking Trey Parker should rewrite that South Park song What would Brian Boitano do? Those boys could have a real hero this time.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 10:44 AM   
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He might be for reals!

Us folks here in the red corners of True Blue New Jersey have been keeping our fingers crossed about our new governor. While The Fat Guy In Trenton, Chris Christie, is without doubt a true fiscal conservative, we haven’t really known whether he is a real Conservative conservative. Hey, this is joisey, m’kay? A state where “middle of the road” Republicans are left leaning Democrats. RINOS are not any kind of endangered species in this state at all.

But ... there may be hope for this guy Christie. Even if he isn’t fully dipped in Red, at least he has the guts to Do The Right Thing. And that’s often just as good if not better. Case in point:



NJ Gov. Christie Frees Brian Aitkens

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave the Aitken family all they wanted for Christmas Monday.

Christie signed a letter ordering Brian Aitken, a New Jersey man sentenced to seven years in jail for having weapons he legally purchased in Colorado, to be released from Mid-State Correctional Facility as soon as possible.

Aitken, 27, was sentenced in August to seven years after a January 2009 arrest at his parent’s home in Mount Laurel, Burlington County. Aitken’s mother called the police on him after he was distraught over a custody issue and police found handguns, hollow point bullets, and high capacity magazines in a box in the trunk of his car.

Aitken claimed he was protected under a state exemption because he was moving from Mount Laurel to Hoboken at the time. A Burlington County judge refused to allow the jury to see the exemptions, claiming Aitken’s defense team did not present enough evidence during the trial to show he was moving.

Aitken’s father, Larry, could barely speak when reached Monday, but thanked “Governor Chris Chringle.”

Christie ordered that Aitken, a media consultant, entrepreneur and graduate student, be released as soon as “administratively possible.” His father believes it might be take up to 72 hours for his son to walk out of the medium-security prison near Fort Dix.

Aitken’s attorney, Evan Nappen, praised the governor for using common sense in a case that “cried out for it.”

Governor Christie is a hero to gun owners across the nation,” he said.

On Jan. 2, 2009, Aitken became despondent when his ex-wife canceled a visit with their young son and left his parents’ Mount Laurel home in his car. His mother, a social worker, called the police out of concern and they searched his car when he returned and found handguns, locked and unloaded, in the trunk along with hollow-point bullets and high-capacity magazines.

Aitken, who purchased the guns in Colorado when he lived there, claimed that he was permitted to have the guns in his car because of a moving exemption. Witnesses had testified that Aitken was in the process of moving from Mount Laurel to Hoboken, Nappen said.

Nappen said former Burlington County Superior Court Judge James J. Morley denied three requests from the jury to see the exemptions. Morley and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said Aitken did not present enough evidence to prove he was moving.

Nappen said he didn’t think Christie, a former U.S. Attorney who wasn’t known as a gun-rights proponent, was thinking national politics when he made the decision. “The governor made the right decision for the right reasons,” he said.

So Aitken’s sentence was commuted, not nullified, annulled, or pardoned. That means he’s still a felon on paper, but at least he’s out of pedo-prison at For Dicks. Seeing as the judge in the case was disbarred for being a fucking whack job, Aitken’s chances for appeal/retrial/mistrial seem pretty good.

Merry Christmas Brian Aitken.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 09:58 AM   
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Conservative Link Clearing House

A bit like Insty, only without the blended puppies.

Liberty Junkie is doing the job BlogRolling no longer does; they have a list of your favorite two or three hundred Conservative blogs. They also have links to the latest post from those blogs sorted out into 16 categories of what’s current. It’s useful, especially if you don’t want to make a huge RSS subscriber list, or plod through dozens and dozens of blogs to see what’s going on.

Vilmar’s, Theo’s, Stoaty’s, Ace’s, Steamboat’s, Cbullit’s and Lemur King’s are not on the list.  Nor are any of the other Moronosphere blogs. Nope, not Rott. No Right, Wing-Nut either. But both versions of Liberty Pundits (.com, .net) are. So it isn’t a complete list of the places I visit, but it might be useful to some of you.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 09:30 AM   
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Not Slow, Not Fast

Half Fast Green Idea:

New Wind Farm For Texas

Nearly Half A Billion In Stimulus Money

Windmills Made In China



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new wind farm will chop birds in Texas into stir-fry size pieces



Powerful Democrats help Chinese energy firm chase stimulus money
Sen. Reid and Obama donors back company seeking $450 million in U.S. money

Top Democratic fundraisers and lobbyists with links to the White House are behind a proposed wind farm in Texas that stands to get $450 million in stimulus money, even though a Chinese company would operate the farm and its turbines would be built in China.

Making the “green” go halfway ‘round the world to stimulate the economy. Um, whose economy? Not ours!

The farm’s backers also have close ties with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who, at the height of his hard-fought re-election bid this fall, helped blunt congressional criticism over stimulus dollars possibly going to create jobs in China by endorsing a proposal by the Chinese company to build a factory in his home state. Although his campaign received thousands of dollars in donations from the wind farm’s backers and Reid stood on stage with them at a campaign event they hosted, his office declined to answer any questions about the wind farm’s organizers or their plans for Nevada.

The wind farm, first announced more than a year ago, would consist of 300 2-megawatt wind turbines, each perched atop a 26-story-tall steel tower and spinning three blades — each half the length of a football field. The farm would span three counties and 36,000 acres in West Texas land best known for its oil.  Dubbed the Spinning Star wind farm, the project’s 600-megawatt capacity is, theoretically, enough to power 180,000 American homes and would be the sixth-largest wind farm in the country.

It is being planned by an unusual joint partnership between the U.S. Renewable Energy Group, a Dallas investment firm with strong ties to Washington and the Democratic Party, and A-Power Energy Generation Systems, an upstart Chinese supplier of wind turbines. Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicate the Chinese are bringing financing and the turbines.

So this stimulus cash layout, which is all Chinese money to begin with, gets spent in China to build stuff that comes here to be run by China and will send profits back to China, while we taxpayers pay interest to China on the money that was borrowed to fund the thing in the first place. Oh yeah, that’s building a stronger America alright. I wonder how many jobs Saved Or Created™ this will count as? [ hmm, funny, we don’t here that magical phrase anymore, do we? ]

On Sept. 15, 2009, just weeks before he announced his new renewable energy venture that would tap Obama’s stimulus plan for hundreds of millions of dollars, McGarr met with Pete Rouse, one of three “senior advisers” to the president. Rouse was named acting chief-of-staff in October 2010 after Rahm Emmanuel announced his departure. Rouse was formerly the chief-of-staff for former Democratic Senate leader Tom Daschle. McGarr is the chairman of Daschle’s political action committee.

This last paragraph is a bit out of context. Read the article an it becomes clear, that the people behind this project are all big-time DNC cash donators and bundlers. ( and it’s an MSNBC article to boot, so you know this part is downplayed ) They’re tied into the Chicago Machine and the DNC Elites like white on rice. So this is just another case of Osneaky taking care of his peeps. Half a billion here, half a billion there, it’s not like it’s our money or anything. Or that the taxpayers will ever have to pay this cash back. Oh, wait. Um, never mind!

Meanwhile the Democrats continue their utterly false class warfare demagoguery on the Evil Rich™, while passing out zillions to rich folks and lobbyists who are in line with their agendas. I’m sure if this group wanted to put in the wind farm without sending a cent overseas they would not stand an ice cube’s chance in Hell of getting as much as a dollar in stimulus cash. But their plan will bleed America, so that half billion is pretty much guaranteed. Probably with another billion waiting in the wings for the inevitable cost overruns.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 09:04 AM   
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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/21/2010 at 08:41 AM   
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calendar   Monday - December 20, 2010

It ain’t broke!

Egads. The Government is going to fix what ain’t broken.

Net ‘neutrality’ rules set to pass.

Hey Congress. Hey FCC. It ain’t broke! Don’t try to ‘fix’ it!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/20/2010 at 10:34 PM   
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awesome advance in help for the blind, bionic eye surgery

Not certain but, it appears to be another notch in the record books for German science, but Brits first to have “permanent” fix. Whatever ... this is really a super duper giant step for mankind.  Or should that be personkind? 


British doctors to implant first permanent ‘bionic’ eyes that will allow the blind to ‘see’

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:16 PM on 20th December 2010

Blind British patients will be the first in the world to have permanent ‘bionic’ eyes inserted that will allow them ‘see’ for the first time.
The revolutionary microchip was first tested on three patients in Germany earlier this year and yielded dramatic results. One man saw his girlfriend’s smile while another was able to read his name.

The chip was taken out after three months but medics at King’s College in London plan to implant them for life, after scientists developed a new coating which is safer for permanent use.
The hospital will begin testing the tiny microchip in March and is one of two British centres now recruiting people to trial the device hailed as ‘quite astonishing’ by experts.

It is packed with 1,500 light sensors designed to replace those in the retina lost to the most common form of eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa.
The inherited condition gradually destroys the light sensitive retina at the back of the eye, causing blindness.

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Surgeon Tim Jackson will head the trials at King’s. The consultant said: ‘The results demonstrated by the German team represent an important step towards an artificial vision that could greatly enhance the quality of life for people with an incurable, blinding disease. It is unquestionably an extremely exciting development.’

Bionic eyes have been piloted before. But this battery-powered implant is the first not requiring cumbersome accessories such as a camera mounted on dark glasses.
The implant is three millimetres square. It is fitted with sensors which trigger an electronic pulse.
This pulse stimulates nerves leading to the brain enabling patients to see a rough black and white image.
German firm Retina Implant AG which is behind the implant hopes it will become widely available within five years.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/20/2010 at 01:49 PM   
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Oh Brother

Didn’t we see her cousin making a fuss in New Orleans a couple years ago? Or was that the women in those government funded and now-condemned housing project in Chicago that Obama had his fingerprints on? Either way, it seems to be the same story.

http://www.macon.com/2010/12/16/1379464/funding-cuts-leave-many-without.html

Look at the photograph and the caption. Note the giant HD TV and the wireless X-Box in the background.

Maybe she should just send Obama the bill, like that other lady.

h/t to Moonbattery


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