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Contempt, Fear, Selfishness

There is a growing dissatisfaction among Conservatives with the Republican Party. A lot of folks feel the party doesn’t listen to it’s base, or care about their input. The party elites’ inability to stand up and defend Conservatives when they are under attack is a huge problem.

While it’s not just limited to her, the way the GOP elites abandoned, Sarah Palin, and even joined in on the attacks, is something Conservatives take personally.

Few politicians have ever created such a powerful bond between themselves, and the people. Sarah is one of us, and that bond is strong.

Our friend Wayne Mazza has penned a righteous rant that echoes the feelings of many Conservatives who are sick of being ignored and attacked by their own party. It is a pleasure to be able to share this with our readers.

~ Gary


Contempt, Fear, Selfishness

By Wayne Mazza

It never ceases to amaze me, the stupidity of the RNC elitists and pundits.

Gov. Sarah Palin has been an inspiration to millions of us, especially to young and older women.

The contempt the RNC has for this woman is insulting. Why would they be in lockstep to destroy this woman as we expect from the leftist liberal DNC, LSM, and bloggers that have nothing but hate and disrespect for Gov. Palin.

Why would the RNC tout a failed Governor like Romney (34% approval rating), say he is electable, and the KING DUNCE Reince Priebus thinks his stand on Romneycare is a strength against Oblah, blah, blah. I mean who is running the nut house. To compare Romney’s accomplishments against Gov. Palin is like having a choice between taking a free Cadillac or a Ford Pinto and the RNC is taking the Pinto. Geez.

The RNC with all their power, influence, have a genuine fear of Gov. Palin. I mean even though they are having the longest brain dead moment in the history of our country, don’t they want to win this election? Why would anyone have fear of an individual who has inspired millions of people in this country not only by her accomplishments, but by the example of how she has led her life? Her strong believe in God, family, and country is how many of us lead our lives.

The RNC establishment is selfish for power, money, control, and think they know what is best for our country. So they are willing to put their authority, power, and money behind a failed Governor that touts his numerous years in private industry for creating 100,000 jobs, his ranking of 48th in the nation on job creation as a Governor, and Romneycare as the best hope for our nation. Again I ask who is in charge of the nut house.

Have you seen how the entire establishment, go along to get along candidates that are in lockstep with the party, sellout to back the Mittster?

Can you imagine what the election year atmosphere would be if all these endorsers would have put their weight behind Gov. Palin to convince her to run for president.

Governor Palin put her heart and soul into the 2010 elections to bring about the largest landslide turnover in local, state, and federal elections with nary a thank you from the RNC. Now that is one flip flop, democrat to Republican, we all can like.

For the past three almost four years, where were all the people that she helped get elected at when she was under constant attack. Yet she still gives her all for our country. A weaker person would have given up long ago.

RNC establishment elitists, pundits, and many people on FOX news should hang their heads in shame for the their treatment of this woman, and lack of courage to stand by this woman in her deepest time of need. But they will not. They will continue to stand by a loser, a man that touts the 30 or so years as a private business man who created 100,000 jobs.

WTF. Only a 100,000 jobs in all those years? Reagan put policies in place to create over 20 million jobs in two terms as president. This is like Romney trying to win the Indianapolis 500 with a, yep you guessed it, Ford Pinto.

Well, I have rambled on enough, but I will end with this.

To the RNC establishment, if you think Governor Palin is the only person to have fear and contempt for, listen up. When you attack the Guv, you attack us. When you make fun of the Guv, you are making fun of us. When you fail to defend the Guv, you fail to defend us. Gov. Sarah Palin is America, we are America, you are just a bump in the road to us. An obstacle to be removed.

I am watching you, we are all watching you. Don’t be surprised if many of the old establishment guard in office fail to get reelected.

Oblah, Blah, Blah, is not the only one we are coming for in November. Count on it.

GAME ON!!!!!

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$9 Gasoline

By Gary P Jackson

The American Energy Alliance has released a new ad called Nine Dollar Gas. This ad will air in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia. It has a strong message.

Along with the ad comes a fact sheet that has citations backing up every claim made in the video. You can read it here.

As noted yesterday, Obama’s “solution” for high gasoline costs is to raise taxes on the “evil” oil companies. Yeah, that will help!

In reality, the Obama regime has declared war on fossil fuels, while shoveling billions of tax payer dollars at cronies who have put together “green energy” scams like Solyndra and General Electric. [with their wind power scam]

Supporters of the regime will tell you with a straight face that we can’t “drill our way out” of this crisis. But that is simply not true. Even the hint of an increase in production can have a significant impact on the price at the pump.

Case in point: In July of 2008 the average price of gasoline was $4.09 a gallon. President Bush took action. Bush issued an Executive Order lifting the ban on offshore drilling, and urged Congress to take action as well. That was July 14.

On July 16, the House voted 236-189 in approval of allowing drilling offshore in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

On July 27, the Senate voted 78-12 to end the 27 year ban on offshore drilling.

What was the effect of this legislation? Again, in July of 2008 gasoline was $4.09 a gallon, on average. By December, 2008, gasoline was only $1.68 a gallon, on average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That’s cutting the price at the pump by more than 50%, and nothing was done except passing legislation. Not a single oil rig had been erected. Just the mere IDEA that the United States was going to open up areas for oil exploration saw the price of oil come crashing down!

The price of gasoline is approaching that $4.09 average from 2008 as I write this. The price at the pump has doubled since Obama took office in January of 2009. That was his stated goal. Obama has surrounded himself with radicals who want to see energy prices so high, we are forced to use ineffective, and equally expensive “green” technology. As we have seen, Obama’s cronies are making big money from all of this.

Americans can’t stand for this. We must demand a change in energy policy. We know we have enough oil, natural gas, and coal to last us for centuries, without ever importing a drop. It’s well past time for all Americans to demand our energy independence. Anything less is totally unacceptable.

In fact, it’s a crime against the American people that, thanks to the federal energy policy, we are not 100% energy independent today!

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Timothy Stanley: Sarah Palin was the Strongest Candidate for 2012

By Gary P Jackson

This is obvious to every Conservative, but now Timothy Stanley, writing for CNN, is saying what we all know, Sarah Palin was the best option for 2012.

I’m always suspect when a left wing bunch like CNN puts out something like this, but I must honestly say, there are some over there who have been incredibly fair to the Governor, more so than some of her Fox colleagues in fact.

Timothy Stanley is a historian at Oxford University and blogs for Britain’s Daily Telegraph. He doesn’t get everything right, and of course uses some of the tired old talking points such as Sarah couldn’t name a newspaper during the obnoxious Katy Couric interview, but he is spot on about the fact that Sarah would not only have wrapped the nomination by now, but be taking it to Obama all day, every day.

The Republican presidential primary hasn’t exactly overflowed with talent. In December, it was a roll call of the undesirable Right: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Huntsman and Bachmann — a list so long and bizarre that Count Dracula could have slipped in on the end and no one would have noticed. Except, as the citizens of Chicago will tell you, the dead always vote Democrat.

Now, we’re down to a final three, discounting Ron Paul, who, I’m guessing, is only staying in the race to collect air miles. Although the talent pool has shrunk, it has gotten no deeper. As Mitt Romney suffers defeat after defeat at the hands of Rick Santorum, whose chances of winning this thing aren’t high, his negatives mount up, and the president looks stronger by the day. The Republican Party is divided and in danger of becoming out of touch.

It didn’t have to be this way. If Sarah Palin had entered the contest, I’d hypothesize two alternative realities. One, she’d have the nomination sewn up by now. Two, she’d be running even in the polls with the president.

What have proved to be problems for the top three candidates wouldn’t have been problems for Palin. For starters, she has none of Newt Gingrich’s intellectual hubris. There’s no way Palin would have promised to put a mine on the moon or suggest arresting judges who make decisions that are too liberal. Her conservatism is far more domestic and down-to-Earth.

She’s also more disciplined than Santorum. Although we’ll probably be talking about them into the next century, Palin’s only two serious public gaffes in 2008 happened when she was unable to name a newspaper and was stumped by the Bush doctrine, both slips a product of ignorance. Santorum, on the other hand, is guilty of knowing his own mind all too well, offering unwelcome opinions on everything from the evils of hard-core pornography to the racial politics of the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

Compare the response Palin gave to questions about her attitude toward evolution — “I think it should be taught as an accepted principle, and I say that also as the daughter of a schoolteacher” — with Santorum’s claim that Satan … has attacked America.

It’s Palin who seems to have a better sense of the limited role that faith should play in politics and a better idea of when to keep her mouth shut. Moreover, she would never tell a journalist that he was talking “bull***t,” even if she did congratulate Rick Santorum for doing so. Contrary to the media narrative, even at her most accident-prone, Palin has always been a classy, well-choreographed performer.

Lacking the foibles of Gingrich and Santorum, Palin would have been a far more effective anti-Romney candidate because her strengths accentuated Romney’s weaknesses. Romney is known as the Etch A Sketch candidate; Palin is aggressively authentic. Romney is seen by many as a moneyed elitist; Palin is the conservative class warrior, happy to slam the “crony capitalism” that benefits both big labor and big business. Romney’s limitations have been revealed, one by one, in the course of the primary campaign; Palin was well-vetted by the press in 2008 and has nothing left to say or do that would surprise us.

Love her or loathe her, we all know who Palin is. Her weaknesses, being old news, wouldn’t have dominated the primary narrative like Bain Capital or Seamus the dog, made famous by his terrifying ride atop Romney’s car. Palin would have spent the past three months attacking her opponents. Then she would have turned her guns on the president.

While it’s reasonable to speculate that Palin could have gathered a much stronger anti-Mitt coalition earlier — and broken out as the GOP front-runner sooner — it’s probably a bigger stretch to say that she would be running stronger against Obama right now.

The last national polling done on a hypothetical Palin candidacy was in September, and that showed the president beating her by double digits. Daily Kos did the math and gleefully calculated that Palin would win just seven states in November, and even Mississippi would be a tossup.

But those polls asked the public what they thought of a candidate who hadn’t declared, who wasn’t representing herself in the debates and who was still solely defined by the 2008 race. Guesstimating how well she would have done had she entered the 2012 contest is tough, but considering that at least some polls show both Romney and Santorum within a few points of Obama despite all their problems, it’s not unreasonable to presume that Palin would run just as well.

Subtract Santorum’s gaffes or Romney’s elitism, and she might even do a little better. Polls suggest that many voters agree with Romney’s approach to the economy but think he lacks empathy for the struggles facing the middle-class. Were she in the race, you can bet your bottom dollar that Palin wouldn’t score so low on compassion and authenticity.

Most important, Palin has the character and reputation necessary to break out of the Republican Party’s demographic prison. In matchups with Obama, Romney’s core vote is financially comfortable seniors. He pulls even among all men and folks aged 35-54.

The Republicans desperately need a candidate who can appeal to lower-income voters, who can rally men, who can gain women’s votes, who can bring out conservatives in large numbers and who can appeal to a younger demographic. All these things happened in the 2010 midterms, when the GOP made inroads into blue-collar households and middle-class suburbs on a policy platform virtually embodied by the Alaskan maverick.

The GOP needs a Tea Party candidate — either Sarah Palin or someone very like her. Alas, it’s going to have to wait until 2016 to get its rogue.

As Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich continue the race for the GOP nomination, their only hope being a brokered convention, Palin supporters look to that same idea of a brokered convention as a chance to have what amounts to a do-over, a chance to get it right.

As recent polling shows, Sarah has a far higher approval rating than any of the actual candidates. As Stanley points out, the Republican Party is in dire need of a unity candidate, one who can bring everyone in the party together, while appealing to independents and blue dog democrats. Sarah Palin is the only one who can pull that off.

We may, indeed have to wait until 2016, but then again, maybe not. These are interesting times we live in.

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Crony Capitalism: Blowing in the Wind

By Gary P Jackson

One of the biggest scams out there is wind power. It works, but is not very efficient, and there is no way to store energy created in for use in peak times which, BTW, are the times when winds are likely to be the lightest.

Chriss W. Street at Brietbart’s Big Government exposes the amount of corruption and cronyism involved with Big Wind. General Electric, a huge Obama backer, is doing quite well thanks to the regime’s policies that favor wind power.

With the recent revelation that the ultimate Washington insider, Jon Corzine, appears to have ordered the looting of hundreds of millions of dollars from customers at commodity broker, MF Global, you would think crony capitalists would try to keep a low profile. But after only a weekend of contrived outrage, our elected leader seem to have returned to business as usual with a bipartisan group of Senators, including Mark Udall (D-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Scott Brown (R-MA) and Dean Heller (R-Nevada) introducing legislation to extend for another two years the subsidies for wind power, labeled deceptively as “The American Energy and Job Promotion Act.”

The real message coming from the U.S. Congress to taxpayers is: “we need either less corruption or more chances to participate in it.

Windmills have been around for hundreds of years to lift well water and grind grain, but the father of the recent renewable energy scam is none other than Kenneth Lay, the infamous former CEO of Enron. In January 1997, Enron acquired Zond Corporation of California, the largest developer of wind-powered electricity at the time.

Enron then lobbied the State of Texas to enact a broad electricity restructuring bill with a “renewable portfolio standard” that mandated private electric utilities buy a minimum 2,000 mega-watts qualifying renewable energy by 2009 and 10,000 mega-watts by 2025. Enron also lobbied Congress to successfully amend Title XXII of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to direct the federal government to authorize tax incentives for renewable wind energy technologies.

Mr. Lay’s wheeling and dealing eventually drove the Enron leveraged empire into bankruptcy court four years later. His scams cost investors $10 billion dollars and over 20,000 employees lost their jobs and retirement benefits in the largest bankruptcy in American history.

Mr. Lay died prior to facing a possible life sentence for his crimes, but Enron’s crony tax credits, mandates, and regulations did not die with him. In May of 2002, General Electric acquired Enron Wind Systems and renamed it GE Wind Energy.

GE’s corporate motto is “Imagination”, but it was lobbying muscle that drove wind power. GE’s $23 million lobbying in 2005 was rewarded with Congressional passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that provided new tax incentives and loan guarantees for renewable energy.

As GE lobbying rose to $26 million in 2009, Congress amended Section 406, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes loan guarantees to wind power as an “innovative technology that avoid greenhouse gases.

In 2010, GE lobbying soared to $39 million as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 spiked Congressional funding to $27.2 billion in grants for renewable energy.

Wind power has so much in the way of a accelerated depreciation tax break, production tax credits, and renewable energy credits that GE has been able to recoup its capital investments within a few years.

The concept of actually selling power is far down the list of priorities for wind power. Electricity usage peaks in the cold winter and the hot summer, yet wind tends to blow the hardest in the low usage spring and fall. Consequently, electric utilities must traditionally have fuel power plants ready at all times to cover 100% of electricity demand. But under law, if wind turbines do begin spinning the utilities are required to pay approximately twice the going rate for any wind power that is transmitted to their power grid.

A good example of the economic silliness of “wind farming” takes place along the Columbia River Gorge where there are a high number of wind turbines.

The local electrical operator is Bonneville Power Authority (BPA). Last year, BPA had to shut down the wind farms for nearly 200 hours over 38 days. By law, Bonneville is required to compensate wind companies for half their lost revenue. This year’s rebate bill could reach up to $50 million a year.

The extension of the crony renewable energy subsidies were originally buried deep in the legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, but the Senate rejected the measure on a largely party-line vote.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency statistics, wind energy subsidies exceeded the subsidies of all other conventional sources of electricity, combined.

The Keystone XL pipeline bill failed because it would have brought cheap and abundant power to most Americans. The American Energy and Job Promotion Act seems to be headed for easy passage, because it brings abundant amounts of subsidies to GE and other huge multi-national insiders.

This is insanity personified. Not only is wind power unreliable, it’s just too expensive to be practical. And with laws forcing utilities to pay these wind farms when they are NOT producing energy, it makes no sense to anyone but those who are running the scam.

America needs to reign in this craziness, and voters must demand ethics reforms that have real teeth. Too much money is being shoved at unscrupulous lawmakers who, in turn, write laws that favor these scam artists. And make no mistake, that’s exactly what these people are.

We need laws that will hold lawmakers responsible for this generational theft. They must not be allowed to use their position to enrich themselves, and their cronies, on the backs of the tax payer. In the case of these “green” energy boondoggles, everyone pays, as not only are billions stolen from the tax payers, but energy prices are also higher. A double whammy.

It’s time to contact your Senators and Congressmen, and demand action. Oh and remind them there’s nothing like a good old fashioned election to clean house, if that’s what it takes.

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President Obama’s Latest Plot to Raise Gasoline Prices

By Gary P Jackson

This morning Barack Obama, standing in the Rose Garden, called on Congress to end what he called “subsidies,” in actuality, tax breaks, to the oil companies.

Now one could make the case that it’s not a bad idea to stop subsidizing, or giving tax breaks to a lot of energy businesses, but with near record high gasoline prices, the last thing we need is for the president to do something that would only cause those prices to go higher. You can bet any increase in taxes to Big Oil will translate to higher prices at the gas pump.

Let’s not forget, Obama promised that under his plan, energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket.” So far he’s keeping his word.

Thankfully the Senate voted and said “no thanks” to Obama’s plan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plea to Congress to end $4 billion in tax subsidies to oil companies was rebuffed Thursday as the Senate turned back a Democratic bill to repeal the tax breaks.

Moments after Obama made his election-year appeal in the White House Rose Garden, the Senate failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote to proceed to a measure that would have ended the subsidies. Obama had argued that Americans are getting hit twice — once at the gas pump, and once more by sending billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies.

I think it’s time they got by without more help from taxpayers who are already having a tough enough time paying the bills and filling up their gas tank,” the president said. “And I think it’s curious that some folks in Congress, who are the first to belittle investments in new sources of energy, are the ones that are fighting the hardest to maintain these giveaways for the oil companies.

The Senate vote was 51-47, short of the 60 votes necessary. Two Republicans voted to procede to the legislation — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. But four Democrats rejected the effort — Sens. Jim Webb of Virginia, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mark Begich of Alaska.

Prior to the vote, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell challenged Obama and Democratic leaders.

Is this the best we have to offer folks who are staring at $4 a gallon gasoline? A bill that even Democrats admit won’t do anything to lower the price of gas?” the Kentucky lawmaker asked.

Obama said oil companies are pulling in record profits and shouldn’t get taxpayer help when that money could be used on alternative energy. Obama, up for re-election, has sought to align himself with people frustrated by high gas prices.

Many congressional Republicans said cutting the tax breaks would lead to higher fuel prices, raising costs on oil companies and affecting their spending on exploration. Obama couldn’t end the subsidies when Democrats controlled Congress earlier in his term.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would continue pressing for repeal of the subsidies.

That was an unfortunate vote,” he said of Thursday’s Senate action. Obama “won’t stop calling for this, it makes zero sense to have the American taxpayer subsidize oil and gas companies who are enjoying record profits.

Obama spoke before a crowd in the Rose Garden that included representatives from energy, business and environmental groups, as well as people who wrote on social media sites about how rising gas costs affected their finances.

As we know, raising energy prices also means the cost of everything else goes up. As transportation costs rise, so do food prices and prices on other essentials. So what Obama is proposing is going to effect every single American in a negative way.

One of the things Obama said in his speech today was that he was for “all of the above” when it comes to energy development, a patently false statement. We all know the regime has backed numerous failed “green” companies like Solyndra, Fisker, and of course, General Motors and the Chevy Volt. More taxpayer money has been wasted on these programs, and others, like ethanol, than the oil company subsidies. At least with Big Oil, we have something to show for it.

There is only one way to make America truly energy independent, and that’s to start using our own natural resources. We already know that we have at least 300 years worth of recoverable crude oil alone. We have like amounts of natural gas and coal as well. There is no excuse for us not to be energy independent. There also no excuse for the Obama regime’s misuse of tax payer dollars, rewarding cronies with Energy Department loans on projects that have no future.

I’m all for exploring alternative forms of energy, but the government has proven it is incapable of managing such an endeavor. It’s time for government to get out of the way, and let the free market determine what our best, most viable alternatives are.

BTW, it should be no surprise that Senator Obama was all for tax breaks for Big Oil. In 2005 he voted for $2 billion worth of the very incentives he now opposes. Check out RealClearPolitics as Obama’s Press Secretary, Jay Carney does a little shuck and jive for the cameras.

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Top Gingrich Donor Sheldon Adelson : Newt’s at the end of his line

By Gary P Jackson

Newt Gingrich’s big donor, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is now openly stating what is painfully obvious to everyone but, well Newt Gingrich: It’s over.

Newt has no path to the nomination, and with his poor showing across the nation, it’s highly unlikely that he [or any of the current candidates] would emerge the victor from a brokered convention, something itself, that is highly unlikely.

Adelson, speaking at The Jewish Federations of North America’s second annual TribeFest not only talked about Newt, but had choice words for Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, as well.

From Jewish Journal:

Sheldon Adelson, who with wife Miri, has given more than $15 million to the Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, said Monday he believes Gingrich is “at the end of his line” regarding the race for the Republican presidential nomination. 

Adelson was speaking informally to a small group at his Las Vegas hotel and casino, The Venetian, which hosted The Jewish Federations of North America’s second annual TribeFest, a three-day leadership and networking retreat that attracted more than 1,400 Jewish professionals.

The casino magnate, sporting a button that read “Obama…Oy Vey,” visited a TribeFest session focused on the potential 2012 Jewish vote. As he exited the session, about a dozen participants followed Adelson into the hallway.

Adelson took sharp jabs at Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, the two leading candidates in the Republican primary races.

I know Rick [Santorum]. I like him. We’re friendly. But I got to tell you something, I don’t want him running my country,” he said.

Romney is “not the bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is,” Adelson said.

Adelson predicted it’s unlikely Gingrich will become a vice presidential candidate.

Adelson is chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., a company valued at more than $21 billion, according to Forbes magazine.  He is also a major donor to the Birthright Israel program and has been said to be single-handedly responsible for keeping Gingrich’s campaign alive in recent months.

We agree with Adelson on every point concerning Newt, Rick, and Mitt.

Obligatory …..

Adelson video courtesy Jay Firestone

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Sarah Palin: As Goes Wisconsin, so Goes America; Support Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

By Sarah Palin

I look at the far Left’s assault on Wisconsin and I say, “Are you kidding?” As an outsider (albeit an admitted Green Bay fan with family roots in Chippewa Falls), I join millions of Americans watching the political shenanigans in Wisconsin.

I am torn between just chuckling at these radical liberal yahoos trying to oust an intelligent administration that is fulfilling its promises, or raising a fist in disgust at people sitting on their thumbs while Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch get thrown to the wolves.

Wisconsin, you deserve better than this!

You’re the “Forward” state – part of the breadbasket that feeds America. Deep woods, pristine waters, esteemed academic institutions, and shining cities reside alongside the dairy farms dotting your picturesque landscape carved out by generations of hard working Americans.

In their honor, and to assist the other 49 states, please continue to go forward; don’t let 80 million political dollars – from outside special interests – convince you to go backward towards debt, high taxes, unemployment, and shuttered industry.

You don’t have to let those millions of outside dollars flooding your state destroy the records and reputations of your Governor and Lt. Governor, nor should the political dollars dictate your state’s destiny. You have a choice: Retreat, or fight for the positive reform you elected in 2010.

Governor Walker has left the far Left unhinged, so he’s had to amass a war chest to fend off the lies and dirty dealings in the capitol; and, thankfully, it’s predicted he’ll survive his recall.

But the recall fight that is just as important is Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch’s. Please click this link to help her.

She’s being thrown beyond the wolf pack – she’s also under the GOP establishment’s bus because this Tea Party “Mama Grizzly” beat the establishment candidate when she got elected. (And dang, it’s uncomfortable under that chassis!) Rebecca must be thinking, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Worse than seeing radical Leftists attack and make things up about a Conservative female opponent is when supporters on the Right sit on their thumbs and act as if there’s nothing they can do to help. Come on! When all else fails you can at least tell the truth! Tell other voters why you supported Rebecca in the first place. Explain her campaign promises and how she has stuck to them and – surprising in today’s political world – is actually fulfilling them.

She promised to help balance the budget, cut taxes, build a sound fiscal environment, and provide job opportunities for all Wisconsin residents – not only our union brothers and sisters. She’s setting an example for every other state in the union because responsible state and local governments will be the entities that defend our Republic at a time when there is less and less reason to believe our big centralized federal government will address its self-perpetuated economic problems.

The far Left has targeted Lt. Governor Kleefisch in particular because they know she’s been busy working and hasn’t raised anywhere near the money Governor Walker has to weather his recall. And get this: they are hoping to keep her off the same ballot as Governor Walker, and instead they would love to put her on a ballot during a Democratic primary in order to give her the worst voter turn out possible.

It’s vicious. She’s in the fight of her political life for doing nothing more than what she and Governor Walker were elected to do. If Wisconsin sees either of these two go down in defeat, it will have a chilling effect on any public servant having the guts to do what’s right.

This country’s future won’t shine exceptionally as that “City on a Hill” if we cower, refusing to stand up to the radical Left’s intimidation tactics. Their drive towards more government control with selfish demands to incur more debt and halt efforts to rein in unsustainable spending is seen clearly in Wisconsin.

One thing for which grassroots independents, conservatives, and blue dog Democrats should be counted on is to take a stand and rush in to help people secure our future by helping those like Rebecca Kleefisch when they need it the most. Now is one of those times.

Michelle Malkin points out that President Obama knows Wisconsin is ground zero in the Left’s battle against limited government. And, as Michelle writes: “If they can chill fiscal responsibility and free market-based reforms in Wisconsin, they can chill it everywhere.” Concerned Americans, don’t let them snuff out this Mama Grizzly’s successful efforts to fight for what is right.

Grand Old Badger State: you are America’s blessed 30th state. Your natural and human resources abound. Even your state motto promises a vision of “Forward.” So, as the eyes of America focus on you, raise your voice in support of your state’s good destiny!

On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right,
‘Forward’, our motto – God will give thee might!

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The Heavy Cost of the Global Warming Hoax

By Gary P Jackson

We all know “global warming” is a hoax,. In fact, as reported yesterday, the very idea that man can cause the earth’s temperatures to rise and fall by our activities is provably false.

On March 21 Lord Monckton, the Viscount of Brenchly, and one of the leading skeptics of the “global warming” scam, spoke at the state capital in Sacramento, California. The event was organized by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)

In testimony before the state legislature, Lord Monckton outlines both the monetary and the human cost of the insane legislation California has enacted to deal with a non-problem. He also says something few ever do, IF and it’s a big if, there actually is some sort of warming going on, it would be much more effective to spend our money adapting to the climate, rather than just throwing money away on a quixotic quest to stop the climate from changing, something man is incapable of.

What Lord Monckton’s testimony shows is how the left, with their notions, are destroying jobs and lives. California, which has some of the strictest anti-energy, anti-growth laws in the country, is driving major corporations out of the state. These corporations take their tax dollars with them. As the left wants to use California as a model for the rest of the nation, one can see massive migration of America’s top businesses to other countries. Countries that haven’t bought into the self-destructive insanity being peddled by the “greens.”

From Anthony Watts and his Watts Up With That blog:

Testimony of

The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

California State Assembly

21 March 2012

IN the 6 decades since 1950 the world has warmed at a rate equivalent to 2 F°/century. The IPCC’s central estimate is that in the 9 decades to 2100 the rate will be 6 F°/century, three times the observed rate.

Two-thirds of the warming predicted by the IPCC’s (non-peer-reviewed) models is supposed to arise from temperature feedbacks. None of these feedbacks can be measured. There is no consensus about how big they are. There are powerful scientific reasons to suspect the IPCC has very greatly overstated them.

The principal conclusions of each of the four IPCC Assessment Reports are questionable:

2007: The IPCC twice concludes that the rate of warming is speeding up and we are to blame. But it uses a false statistical technique to reach its conclusion.

2001: The IPCC concludes that today’s temperatures are warmer than in 1300 years. How it reached this conclusion is under criminal investigation.

1995: The scientists had concluded that no discernible human effect on climate could be found. Just one man rewrote the report to say the opposite.

1990: The IPCC predicted rapid warming. A generation has passed and the predicted warming has not happened. This and many other predictions are overblown:

Global temperature is rising more slowly than IPCC’s least estimate;

Sea level has been rising for eight years at just 1.3 inches/century;

Ocean heat content has barely risen in 6 years;

Hurricanes and tropical cyclones are quieter than for 30 years;

Global sea-ice extent has changed little in 30 years;

Methane concentration is up just 20 parts per billion since 2000;

The tropical hot-spot the IPCC predicts as our footprint is absent;

Outgoing radiation is escaping to space much as usual.

California’s carbon tax, with other statewide measures to curb CO2 emissions, will cost $450 billion by 2020.

Even if 25% of California’s emissions are abated by 2020, just 0.4% of global emissions will have been abated; CO2 concentration by 2020, instead of the business-as-usual 413 parts per million by volume the IPCC predicts, will be 412.9 ppmv; just one-thousandth of a Fahrenheit degree of warming will be abated;

The cost of abating the 0.3 F° warming the IPCC predicts to 2020 by measures as cost-(in)effective as California’s policies would be $180 trillion, or $25,500 per head of global population, or a third of global GDP over the period;

And the cost of preventing the 6 F° warming the IPCC predicts by 2100 would be $2700 trillion, or more than 10 times the maximum 3%-of-GDP cost of climate-related damage arising from not mitigating this predicted 21st-century warming at all.

Environmental over-regulation, cap-and-tax, “renewable”-energy mandates, and a 40-year ban on most offshore drilling are crippling California.

The Monterey Shale holds 15 billion barrels of oil, yet over-regulation has cut production by more than a third to just 200 million barrels a year.

Now 11% are jobless in California, second only to Nevada in the US (50% are jobless in construction); the 2012/13 State deficit is $6 billion; unfunded pension liabilities are $250 billion;

50,000 rich Californians (one-third of them) fled in 2007-2009, taking their businesses and jobs with them: twice as many firms fled the once-Golden State in 2011 as in 2010; Intel says it will never build another plant here; Globalstar, Trizetto, and eEye fled in just one month; Boeing, Toyota, Apple, Facebook, and DirecTV have all fled. The wagons are heading East.

The bottom line: No policy to abate global warming by taxing, trading, regulating, reducing, or replacing greenhouse-gas emissions will prove cost-effective solely on grounds of the welfare benefit from climate mitigation.

CO2 mitigation strategies that are inexpensive enough to be affordable will be ineffective; strategies costly enough to be effective will be unaffordable. Focused adaptation to any adverse consequences of any warming that may occur is many times more cost-effective. Since the premium greatly exceeds the cost of the risk, don’t insure.

Every red cent spent now on trying to stop global warming is a red cent wasted. Don’t mitigate: sit back, enjoy the sunshine, and adapt only if and when and to the extent necessary. That, however unfashionable, is the economically prudent and scientifically sensible course.

More on the event here.

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Governor Sarah Palin, The Movie

By Gary P Jackson

An interesting find. Kelsey over at Barbaric Thoughts compiled a series of videos of Sarah Palin, as Governor of Alaska. These videos, 16 in all, take us from Sarah’s campaign for Governor to her farewell address. These videos were then combined on You Tube into one convenient movie.

If you are not very familiar with Sarah Palin’s time as Governor, this video will help you understand why she was the most popular Governor in the nation, and how she effectively led Alaska.

Kelsey made notes for each of her videos, and shellymicAB, the You Tuber who put this together included them, along with the portion of the movie in which each starts:

These are Kelsey’s notes from under each of the 16 vids:

A 16-part series of clips from Sarah Palin’s governership. I didn’t include in this series much of the political periphery or the game of the political landscape. Instead I focused on what actually happened. I also didn’t include some really great interviews. There just wasn’t enough time.

:30 Part 1 - Briefly covers her campaign and nomination, her inauguration, inaugural ball, and moving into the Governor’s mansion.

8:53 Part 2 - Covers the signing of the AGIA bill, her trip to Kuwait to visit the troops, her governor’s picnic after returning, and briefing the community on ACES (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share).

17:13 Part 3 - Covers the Palin’s fishing and processor capacity, Palin’s soaring popularity in the state, Palin’s reaction to the Exxon Supreme Court decision, the Gov walking to work, Palin’s assessment of 2008 legislative session, and the birth of Trig.

25:19 Part 4 – Covers many energy issues and the first few whispers of the VP pick. Includes Palin’s press conference with Stevens on energy, Palin speaking at ANWR fact-finding meeting, Palin recommending TransCanada for the AGIA license, Palin being asked about a VP run, and Palin saying hi to a fellow hiker just four days before being picked for Vice-President.

34:12 Part 5 - Palin picked to run for Vice President. State perspective.

45:28 Part 6 - Palin returns to Alaska for her son’s deployment and drops by her Anchorage office, Palin talks to the media after voting in Wasilla, Palin returns to Alaska and her office after the election, Palin pardons a turkey, attends a basketball game, hosts Christmas open house, the state awards AGIA license to TransCanada, Palin announces new budget proposal, and turns down a pay raise.

54:23 Part 7 - Palin’s ‘back home‘ interview with ADN in her house, at Willow’s basketball game Palin talks about bloggers, Palin speaks at troop deployment ceremony, Palin seeing Todd off at the Iron Dog, Palin talks to local media about stimulus package and pipeline at Iron Dog, Scandalous TV covers the end of the Iron Dog.

1:04:27 Part 8 - Covers Palin’s visit to rural Alaska, the Iditarod, stimulus package decision, and the debate over energy dollars.

1:14:23 Part 9 - Covers the signing of the Joseph Williams legislation, a press conference in her office where she talks about the stimulus package and other issues, an interview with her rejected nominee Wayne Anthony Ross talking about what he saw down in Juneau, Palin addressing a fisheries meeting, and doing some ribbon-cutting.

1:24:07 Part 10 - Palin visits flood-stricken Fort Yukon and Eagle River, Memorial Day comments, speaks to soldiers after combat, fishing tournament, Exxon starts drilling on Point Thompson.

1:32:17 Part 11 - Palin goes on local talk show to discuss Exxon teaming up with TransCanada to build natural gas pipeline and ground is broken for the Goose Creek prison.

1:41:54 Part 12 - Palin backs parental notification initiative and visits the troops in Kosovo.

1:49:08 Part 13 - Highlights of Palin’s resignation announcement outside of her home on Lake Lucille and Lieutenant Gov. Parnell’s remarks.

1:59:21 Part 14 - Sean Parnell talks to local media about Palin’s decision to step down, Palin explains her decision as the media descends on Bristol Bay, Palin’s lawyer talks to Andrea Mitchell about Palin’s decision, Kristan Cole offers her thoughts on a local talk show, Palin spokesperson Meg Stapleton explains the decision, and Palin goes on a local talk show and talks about her reasons.

2:09:37 Part 15 – Palin says thank you to her constituents, Wasilla picnic speech and greeting supporters, Fairbanks picnic, Anchorage picnic speech and greeting supporters, Todd comments on the future, and the media speculates.

2:17:34 Part 16 –
Highlights of Palin’s farewell address.

This is an incredibly good look into Sarah’s governorship and the real work she did. Many thanks to Kelsey and shellymicAB for all of their work compiling this.

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New Study Proves Earth Heated Up in Medieval Times Before Man-Made CO2 Was an Issue

By Gary P Jackson

By now most people understand that “global warming” is a scam, nothing more than a hoax designed to steal personal Liberty and Freedom, as well as a way for some well heeled con artists to make a lot of money from so-called “green” products and services.

The “science” behind all of this has been proven to be wrought with false information, faulty assumptions, and deliberately manipulated data. If there was ever a criminal enterprise that should be aggressively investigated and prosecuted, it’s the “climate change” industry. Hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide have been wasted chasing this insanity. Con artists have pocketed vast sums of money, giving nothing of actual value in return.

The American media is not likely to report on this latest study, so we go to the U.K.’s Daily Mail and Ted Thornhill:

Is this finally proof we’re NOT causing global warming? The whole of the Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions, says new study

Evidence was found in a rare mineral that records global temperatures

Warming was global and NOT limited to Europe

Throws doubt on orthodoxies around ‘global warming

Current theories of the causes and impact of global warming have been thrown into question by a new study which shows that during medieval times the whole of the planet heated up.

It then cooled down naturally and there was even a ‘mini ice age‘.

A team of scientists led by geochemist Zunli Lu from Syracuse University in New York state, has found that contrary to the ‘consensus’, the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago wasn’t just confined to Europe.

In fact, it extended all the way down to Antarctica – which means that the Earth has already experience global warming without the aid of human CO2 emissions.

At present the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that the Medieval Warm Period was confined to Europe – therefore that the warming we’re experiencing now is a man-made phenomenon.

However, Professor Lu has shown that this isn’t true – and the evidence lies with a rare mineral called ikaite, which forms in cold waters.

Ikaite is an icy version of limestone,’ said Lu. ‘The crystals are only stable under cold conditions and actually melt at room temperature.’

It turns out the water that holds the crystal structure together – called the hydration water – traps information about temperatures present when the crystals formed.

This finding by Lu’s research team establishes, for the first time, ikaite as a reliable way to study past climate conditions.

The scientists studied ikaite crystals from sediment cores drilled off the coast of Antarctica. The sediment layers were deposited over 2,000 years.

The scientists were particularly interested in crystals found in layers deposited during the ‘Little Ice Age,’ approximately 300 to 500 years ago, and during the Medieval Warm Period before it.

Both climate events have been documented in Northern Europe, but studies have been inconclusive as to whether the conditions in Northern Europe extended to Antarctica.

Lu’s team found that in fact, they did.

They were able to deduce this by studying the amount of heavy oxygen isotopes found in the crystals.

During cool periods there are lots, during warm periods there aren’t.

We showed that the Northern European climate events influenced climate conditions in Antarctica,’ Lu says. ‘More importantly, we are extremely happy to figure out how to get a climate signal out of this peculiar mineral. A new proxy is always welcome when studying past climate changes.’

The research was recently published online in the journal Earth And Planetary Science Letters and will appear in print on April 1.

Now it goes to reason, that if there was once an Ice Age, which held the earth in a frozen state, SOMETHING warming things up, and that something happened centuries before man had any impact on the earth. And yet, some people still cling to the “global warming” hoax. It’s never made any sense to me.

Never forget, many of the same people behind the “global warming” hoax are the same ones who, in the mid 1970s, were telling us we were headed into an Ice Age that would kill us all. There is BIG MONEY to be made in scaring the living hell out of everyone on the planet! Remember “bird flu?”

If you want to know why the earth’s climate changes from time to time, look at towards the sun!

I know Patriots have a lot of different battles to fight right now. Freedom and Liberty are under assault from every angle, but science [and common sense] is on our side here, and always has been. At some, point we must demand the people who have been perpetrating and profiteering off this massive hoax, be investigated and vigorously prosecuted. This is one of the biggest hoaxes ever attempted, and it’s cost the world unknown treasures. Vast sums of money that could have been used to actually benefit mankind.

As we go into November, and the elections, this is yet one more thing we must demand our elected representatives take care of. We cannot and must not allow these assaults on Liberty, Freedom, and wealth to continue.

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