Bill O’Reilly Smacks Down Bill Maher (Video)

This was one of the more interesting interviews I have seen since O’Reilly went toe to toe with the queen of Congress, Barney Frank. Mr. Maher dropped the N-word on national TV recently and got called onto the carpet by Andrew Breitbart over his supposed ‘Libertarian’ leanings (which are false).

This was even better than those combined.

Bill Maher tried to paint Bush 43 as being a bigger spender than Obama but, that just shows how liberals ignore facts. Here are the facts:

Bush’s final budget (FY ’09) authorized $3.1 trillion in federal spending. President Obama’s first official budget as President authorized $3.7 trillion in spending: a 19 percent increase. President Bush left President Obama with a $400 billion dollar deficit which the Obama administration promptly turned into a $1.4 trillion dollar deficit. So then, who’s the biggest spender?

Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters writes:

Yet that’s only part of the story, for Obama not only had a hand in creating Bush’s last budget, he also was directly involved in all the additions to it.

On March 14, 2008, then Sen. Obama voted in favor of the 2009 budget. The 51-44 vote that morning was strongly along party lines with only two Republicans saying “Yes.” When the final conference report was presented to the House on June 5, not one Republican voted for it.

This means the 2009 budget was almost exclusively approved by Democrats, with “Yeas” coming from current President then Sen. Obama, his current Vice President then Sen. Joe Biden, his current Chief of Staff then Rep. Rahm Emanuel, and his current Secretary of State then Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Exit question: Why do liberals always use race in an argument when they have nothing else to stand on?

Enjoy.

Camp Politics: Training the Next Generation of Censors Since 1974 (Video)

The folks at the Institute for Justice have a new project, Protecting Citizen Speech, which defends the First Amendment.

Camp Politics’ mission is to train your son or daughter to win political office and then stay there – mainly by using campaign finance laws to suppress political speech that threatens their reelection.

Al Gore Lies About Patrick Murray (Video)

Al Gore, former Vice President, and noted global warming activist, took to the microphone at last weekend’s Jim Moran fundraiser and spoke about Patrick Murray and what Mr. Murray stands for as far as environmental issues. Mr. Gore said Patrick Murray was for “more fossil fuels…more drilling…more carbon pollution.”

This is a lie.

But, we shouldn’t be surprised seeing as how Jim Moran lied at last week’s debate in Reston. Mr. Moran also lied at the June kickoff of his re-election campaign where he said his opponent (Mr. Murray) wants ‘to shoot illegal immigrants.’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9x1FxUCatk&w=480&h=295]

All one has to do is look on Mr. Murray’s website to find out that is far from the truth (emphasis mine):

ENERGY “And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: In 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.” — President Barack Obama

I support President Obama’s goal to wean America off of OPEC oil. Unfortunately after two years in office, the Obama Administration has not really done much toward accomplishing this goal, and there are few members of Congress who have any interest in looking beyond how to get themselves reelected. In fact, presidents and Congress have been taking about this for about 30 years (my opponent Jim Moran has been present for 20 of those years. He is very successful when it comes to getting reelected, but he has done nothing to improve America’s energy situation).

I want to help this President accomplish this goal, so we need a plan and we need to get busy. The U.S. uses approximately 21 million barrels of oil per day. Of that amount, 13 million barrels are imported, 5 million barrels of which are from OPEC. Not only is this an unprecedented transference of wealth, it is also a national security issue, as this ends up funding Islamic extremists and renders our energy supply vulnerable to events in the volatile Middle East. To put it slightly differently, we are funding both sides of the war while making us much more vulnerable to events and decisions in the Middle East by hostile regimes such as Iran. We need a comprehensive national strategy that will accomplish the following:

• Near Term: Eliminate American reliance on OPEC oil and put us on a glide path to energy self-sufficiency. In 2008, our reliance on foreign oil amounted to over $405 billion leaving our pockets for foreign markets. Think of the massive growth in our economy were we to keep that revenue here. While weaning ourselves from foreign oil, we will be creating jobs here at home, reducing the price of gas at the pump and choking off revenue streams the terrorists rely upon to fund their attacks on us. This is a “win-win” situation regardless of which political party you are in.

Long Term: Empower the private sector to develop large scale renewable energy solutions. As Americans who believe in the power of the free market, we have the ability to accomplish anything we set our minds to. However, if we really do care about future generations of Americans, we need to learn to look beyond the next election cycle when it comes to long-term strategic planning. This is particularly true when it comes to alternate sources of energy. It is in U.S. national interests to pursue multiple sources of energy.

As your Congressman my Energy priorities will be:

• Near Term: Pursue American energy independence from OPEC by maximizing our own oil and gas exploration. Set annual goals of reducing the number of barrels of oil we import, so that by 2018 (President Obama’s stated goal) we no longer will need to import any OPEC oil. One viable way to do this quickly would be to maximize our own domestic exploration and to increase our use of natural gas. The U.S. has vast natural gas reserves, and gas is both cheaper and burns cleaner than oil.

Long Term: Incentivize the private sector to invest in and develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to maximize our use of wind, solar and nuclear energy. Also, incentivize homeowners and the owners of commercial buildings to upgrade their insulation and other energy saving options. Set national goals of gradually increasing our energy supply from clean sources. For example, in 2008, nuclear power accounted for about 20% of the total net electricity generated in the United States. By contrast, France currently generates over 75% of its energy from nuclear power. We should strive to build an average of two new nuclear power plants every year here in the U.S. Also, we only get about 2% of our energy from solar and wind. We should pursue these renewable sources on a larger scale. As our ability to employ these sources increases we can concurrently reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Does that sound like someone who’s for “more fossil fuels…more drilling…more carbon pollution?”

Frankly, one would think Lowell over at Blue Virginia would do a little research before posting some of the crap he does. The Other McCain has more information including the origin of the video.

If you are tired of people like Congressman Moran and Al Gore lying to you, support Patrick Murray for Congress so Congress can get something done.

(Video via Blue Virginia)

 

Andy Reid on Donovan McNabb (Video)

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid speaks to Brian Mitchell (B-Mitch) of Comcast Sports Net on Donovan McNabb going back to Philadelphia on Sunday to play the Eagles. Coach Reid says McNabb will get a ‘great reception.’

He is talking about the same folks who have booed Santa Claus in the past. The same folks who cheered when Michael Irvin was hurt and lying on the turf for several minutes.

So, pardon me, I am not buying it.

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Al Gore Lies About Patrick Murray (Video)

Al Gore, former Vice President, and noted global warming activist, took to the microphone at last weekend’s Jim Moran fundraiser and spoke about Patrick Murray and what Mr. Murray stands for as far as environmental issues. Mr. Gore said Patrick Murray was for “more fossil fuels…more drilling…more carbon pollution.”

This is a lie. But, we shouldn’t be surprised seeing as how Jim Moran lied at last week’s debate in Reston. Mr. Moran also lied at the June kickoff of his re-election campaign where he said his opponent (Mr. Murray) wants ‘to shoot illegal immigrants.’

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9x1FxUCatk]

All one has to do is look on Mr. Murray’s website to find out that is far from the truth (emphasis mine):

ENERGY

“And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: In 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.” — President Barack Obama

I support President Obama’s goal to wean America off of OPEC oil. Unfortunately after two years in office, the Obama Administration has not really done much toward accomplishing this goal, and there are few members of Congress who have any interest in looking beyond how to get themselves reelected. In fact, presidents and Congress have been taking about this for about 30 years (my opponent Jim Moran has been present for 20 of those years. He is very successful when it comes to getting reelected, but he has done nothing to improve America’s energy situation). I want to help this President accomplish this goal, so we need a plan and we need to get busy.

The U.S. uses approximately 21 million barrels of oil per day. Of that amount, 13 million barrels are imported, 5 million barrels of which are from OPEC. Not only is this an unprecedented transference of wealth, it is also a national security issue, as this ends up funding Islamic extremists and renders our energy supply vulnerable to events in the volatile Middle East. To put it slightly differently, we are funding both sides of the war while making us much more vulnerable to events and decisions in the Middle East by hostile regimes such as Iran.
We need a comprehensive national strategy that will accomplish the following:

• Near Term: Eliminate American reliance on OPEC oil and put us on a glide path to energy self-sufficiency. In 2008, our reliance on foreign oil amounted to over $405 billion leaving our pockets for foreign markets. Think of the massive growth in our economy were we to keep that revenue here. While weaning ourselves from foreign oil, we will be creating jobs here at home, reducing the price of gas at the pump and choking off revenue streams the terrorists rely upon to fund their attacks on us. This is a “win-win” situation regardless of which political party you are in.

Long Term: Empower the private sector to develop large scale renewable energy solutions. As Americans who believe in the power of the free market, we have the ability to accomplish anything we set our minds to. However, if we really do care about future generations of Americans, we need to learn to look beyond the next election cycle when it comes to long-term strategic planning. This is particularly true when it comes to alternate sources of energy. It is in U.S. national interests to pursue multiple sources of energy.
As your Congressman my Energy priorities will be:

• Near Term: Pursue American energy independence from OPEC by maximizing our own oil and gas exploration. Set annual goals of reducing the number of barrels of oil we import, so that by 2018 (President Obama’s stated goal) we no longer will need to import any OPEC oil. One viable way to do this quickly would be to maximize our own domestic exploration and to increase our use of natural gas. The U.S. has vast natural gas reserves, and gas is both cheaper and burns cleaner than oil.

Long Term: Incentivize the private sector to invest in and develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to maximize our use of wind, solar and nuclear energy. Also, incentivize homeowners and the owners of commercial buildings to upgrade their insulation and other energy saving options. Set national goals of gradually increasing our energy supply from clean sources. For example, in 2008, nuclear power accounted for about 20% of the total net electricity generated in the United States. By contrast, France currently generates over 75% of its energy from nuclear power. We should strive to build an average of two new nuclear power plants every year here in the U.S. Also, we only get about 2% of our energy from solar and wind. We should pursue these renewable sources on a larger scale. As our ability to employ these sources increases we can concurrently reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Does that sound like someone who’s for “more fossil fuels…more drilling…more carbon pollution?” Frankly, one would think Lowell over at Blue Virginia would do a little research before posting some of the crap he does.

The Other McCain has more information including the origin of the video.

If you are tired of people like Congressman Moran and Al Gore lying to you, support Patrick Murray for Congress so Congress can get something done.

(Video via Blue Virginia)

Second Recession Coming Soon

So much for the ‘Recovery Summer.’ Does this mean it will be a ‘Wreckovery Winter?’

Amplify’d from www.moneynews.com
Economist John Hussman says the National Bureau of Economic Research will have to declare another recession soon.

Commenting on a recent report from the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research that said the recession that began in December 2007 is over, Hussman noted that, “the committee decided that any future downturn of the economy would be a new recession and not a continuation of the recession that began in December 2007.”

“The Committee took pains to make it clear that it was not forecasting the future or suggesting that economic progress has even been very good,” Hussman wrote in a recent note to investors.

He said the bulk of the growth coming off of the June 2009 economic low “was driven by a burst of stimulus spending coupled with a variety of programs to pull economic activity forward.”

He said that “to most Americans, it is not at all clear that the economy is in an expansion at all … a review of that data suggests that the NBER may have to deal with the prospect of a ‘future downturn of the economy’ much sooner than any of us would like.”

The average time between contractions might fall back toward its long-term average of about every four years compared with about eight years during the past two decades, Robert C. Doll, chief equity strategist for BlackRock, told Bloomberg Business Week.
Read more at www.moneynews.com

 

Second Recession Coming Soon

So much for the ‘Recovery Summer.’ Does this mean it will be a ‘Wreckovery Winter?’

Amplify’d from www.moneynews.com
Economist John Hussman says the National Bureau of Economic Research will have to declare another recession soon.

Commenting on a recent report from the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research that said the recession that began in December 2007 is over, Hussman noted that, “the committee decided that any future downturn of the economy would be a new recession and not a continuation of the recession that began in December 2007.”

“The Committee took pains to make it clear that it was not forecasting the future or suggesting that economic progress has even been very good,” Hussman wrote in a recent note to investors.

He said the bulk of the growth coming off of the June 2009 economic low “was driven by a burst of stimulus spending coupled with a variety of programs to pull economic activity forward.”

He said that “to most Americans, it is not at all clear that the economy is in an expansion at all … a review of that data suggests that the NBER may have to deal with the prospect of a ‘future downturn of the economy’ much sooner than any of us would like.”

The average time between contractions might fall back toward its long-term average of about every four years compared with about eight years during the past two decades, Robert C. Doll, chief equity strategist for BlackRock, told Bloomberg Business Week.
Read more at www.moneynews.com