SEPTEMBER 23, 2008


"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both.  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." --  James Madison (1751-1836), letter to W. T. Barry, August 4, 1822

LINKS:

Obama tied ever more tightly to American terrorist and self-avowed communist Bill Ayers:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122212856075765367.html

Government caused current gasoline shortages:  http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2008/09/23/hurricane-ike-not-causing-gas-shortage/

There are hints of upcoming increased Al Qaeda activity:  http://www.nysun.com/foreign/spies-warn-that-al-qaeda-aims-for-october-surprise/86326/

Citizens Against Government Waste gives McCain a rating of 88; Obama a rating of 18, and Biden a rating of 0 (zero):  http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/citizens_against_government_waste_obama_isnt_the_worst_senator_on_waste_bid/

Congress' new snake oil proposals on energy production:  http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2008/09/16/congress-offers-snake-oil-not-energy-solutions/

Obama supports a bill called the Employee Free Choice Act (HR 800) (which is anything but that).  It takes away employees rights to a secret ballot when voting whether or not to unionize.  If 51% vote to unionize, the union wins, and those who voted "no" will become union members against their will, AND, if they refuse to pay union dues they will be fired.  No secret ballots?  Mandatory membership?  Fired for opposition?  Will someone please explain to me how this is any different than Soviet Union style communism?  This should scare the hell out of anyone who believes in, and values, freedom, for if it passes it establishes a precedent.
http://www.heritage.org/research/Labor/bg2027.cfm
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/big_labors_billion_dollar_bet.html
http://www.uschamber.com/issues/letters/2007/070213cardcheck.htm

The sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act is George Miller (D - CA).  Here is a list of its co-sponsors:  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR00800:@@@P

A brief blurb on the 50 wealthiest members of Congress:  http://www.rollcall.com/features/Guide-to-Congress_2008/guide/28506-1.html?type=printer_friendly

Pelosi attempts to add new "no drilling" provision into law:  http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2008/09/22/stealth-renewal-of-congressional-energy-embargo/

Pittsburgh schools respond to criticism of poor performance.  Their answer.  Don't issue students a grade lower than 50%:  http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08266/914029-298.stm

Rachel Maddow tops Larry King.  Now that's funny!  Very funny, because Maddow is not just on the left politically, she is as far left as you can go, AND THEN, when you throw in the fact that she is just plain wacky, so wacky that most liberals won't have anything to do with her, you've really got a loon on your hands.... and she beat Larry King in the ratings.  That just has to be driving CNN up the wall:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0908/Maddow_tops_King.html?showall

Hillary proposes even more government (so what else would you expect from a socialist?):  http://wcbstv.com/politics/hillary.clinton.barack.2.823496.html

Travelling?  You need to know this:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/sep/22/health.transport

Joe Biden - "We’re not supporting clean coal," he said of himself and Obama:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Biden_No_coal_plants_here_in_America.html?showall

Isn't this a matter of free speech?:  http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7490636&version=6&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

How wacky can the liberals get?  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/09/22/naomi-wolf-sarah-evita-palin-usher-rovian-police-state

Dems got "special favors" from mortgage companies:  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=75998

Why we haven't been attacked again:  http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/bush_911_attacks/2008/09/10/129623.html

The vision of the left:  http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=5266

Shariah Compliant Finance - you need to know this:  http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3419

Liberal ethics exposed:  http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3412


TOONS

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