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Archive for January, 2011

U.S. Representative Giffords and Others Shot at Event

Today, tragedy struck Tuscon Arizona. A gunman shot a congresswoman in the head, seriously wounding her, and killed six other people in a shooting rampage at a public meeting in Tucson Saturday. – Reuters CDN  live-blog of the unfolding story here (newest information at the top): [liveblog]

ACLU Sues to Protect Gun Rights of .. Immigrants

In what can only be construed as a misguided interpretation of the 14th amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit in North Dakota alleging that the State’s concealed handgun law is unconstitutional. A U.K. citizen, living in the U.S. was denied a renewal for his concealed handgun permit due to a change in […]

I.R.S. Ombudsman to Congress: Tax Code is Too Complex

More than half of Americans know the pain and cost associated with preparing taxes every year.  Nina Olson, an ombudsman for the Internal Revenue Service, agrees. The New York Times printed an article that summarized some of Ms. Olson’s comments to Congress in her annual report Nina E. Olson, the national tax advocate who acts […]

Battle Hymn of the Republic [Video]

Great rendition of the Batlle Hymn and uses the movie footage as a tribute to our troops past and present.  God Bless our troops!

Why Conservative Legislators Must Keep Obamacare Repeal in the Media

Conservative law makers are continuing to talk up the repeal or replacement of Unfordable Patient Rationing of Care Act of 2010 (artistic license claimed).  Liberal law makers are doing everything they can to make it a negative against the right-leaning legislators. John Boehner may very well lead the House to a near veto-proof vote to repeal […]

HR 5 The New House Rules under Speaker Boehner

The new House Rules are published.  If you’re up for the 34 page read, the full text is here, otherwise, here’s a quick breakdown of the important stuff: All bills and joint resolutions must cite the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution that allow the enactment of the legislation Legislation has to be […]

Boehner Cleans Up Congressional “Sausage Making”

Most Americans have heard that legislating is like making sausage.  Everyone likes the product, but no one likes how it gets made.  According to a NewYork Times article, the incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is about to make the process as interesting as the the product. It is usual for the […]

Senate Liberals Plan Historic Power Grab

Using parliamentary gimmicks similar to those used to pass Obamacare, Harry Reid and his band of far-left progressives plan to run the Senate just like they did with a super-majority.  The Senate was constructed to be the house of Congress where the minority party could weigh in, therefor producing more even-handed legislation.  Dingy Harry has […]

Cantor’s House Bill To Repeal Obamacare Hits the Net

An un-numbered House Resolution has been posted to the Rules Committee website for the House of Representatives.  The full resolution text is available here, but it’s all of two pages and the important part is in the 1st paragraph. To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and […]

E.P.A. Oversteps Regulatory Authority on Auto Fuels – Groups File to Overturn

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association joined with the International Liquid Terminals Association and the Western States Petroleum Association to file a law suit intended to overturn a recent regulatory overreach by the Obama Administration. The E15 Proposal and Granted Waiver In March of 2009, Growth Energy and several other alternative fuels organizations petitioned the […]

Illegal Immigrant is Not a Derogatory Term

Last Week, an eerily Orwellian opinion article by Leo Laurence was published by the Society Of Professional Journalists.  The post declared that “illegal immigrant” is to be considered an offensive term and that “undocumented worker” should be used instead.  Some illegal immigrants don’t work and/or may have falsified documents.  Neither undocumented nor working are accurate […]

Economist Survey Finds Slow Growth Ahead for 2011

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The recovery will pick up steam in 2011, but growth will remain moderate, according to the consensus forecast of 25 economists surveyed for legal and business publisher BNA’s annual outlook on the U.S. and international economy. Both inflation and the Federal Reserve’s target interest rate are expected to remain low. A […]