“THE SYNTHESIS” 2-1-12 SPECIAL EDITION: CHANGE FOR THE WORSE AND DESPAIR IS OBAMA’S STRATEGY TO HANG ON UNTIL HE’S EVICTED AND FORCED TO LEAVE IN TOTAL SHAME, ROMNEY’S STRATEGY ABSENTEE BALLOTS, NEWT IS LACKLUSTER/HAS NO STRATEGY, RON PAUL’S STRATEGY IS DELEGATES, AND RICK SANTORUM QUADRUPLES HIS FUNDRAISING AFTER IOWA PRIMARY WIN GAINING GROUND FOR THE PATH FORWARD TO NOMINATION... WHY WE CALL IT RED FEBRUARY (CBO DEFICIT REPORTS AND WHEN GOP TAKES BACK OVER IN INFLUENCE AND POWER): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TP0TLlyjes0zS1JZiRR4vh0GothNnmfGZiVU_rFoIQg/edit?hl=en_US
GOP WOLVES, NEWT AND ROMNEY, BATTLE CLOSE FLORIDA PRIMARY, LIKE DUELING BANJO STRAINS HEARD IN GA FROM FL....
|“THE SYNTHESIS”, TWO YEARS IN PRINT, THE ONLY FREE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER POWERED BY TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND TEA PARTY CONTRIBUTORS !!!|
ALSO HEREBY KNOWN AS “THE TEA PARTY RECORDER”
-- ENJOY OUR TEA PARTY JOURNALS
Tea Party Chief
Speaker · Aug 2011 to present · Washington, District of Columbia
front line communicator with Congress
to see my library collection (what I’ve read and studied the past 10yrs. add me on Facebook)
THE TEA PARTY CHIEF DISCUSSES THE FLORIDA PRIMARY, ELECTION TRENDS AND MONEY MATTERS; HER DISDAIN OF ANN ROMNEY AND THE ROMNEY TAX EVASION, ALONG WITH THE ROLE OF CATHOLIC, HISPANIC, AND TEA PARTY GROUPS’ INFLUENCE ON THE GOP NOMINATION CONTEST:2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@guypbenson Sorry, I gave my $ to Rick Santorum :p tell Newt to put his hand back in his pocket, not in our faces.
@SpeakerBoehner @GOPLeader @GOPoversight @SenatorReid good night gentlemen, we will war again tomorrow over the same picayunes
@SpeakerBoehner @GOPLeader @GOPoversight @SenatorReid No concurrence on H.R. 3630/try it again after 4-15 when revenue deadline has been met
@SpeakerBoehner @GOPLeader @GOPoversight @SenatorReidI'm afraid though we will shutdown in March until July-concession is only $751 billion
@SpeakerBoehner @GOPLeader @GOPoversight @SenatorReid I concur on H.R. 3835, H.R. 496, H.R. 3567 so we don't lose committee work before 4-15
@Ben_Howe Newt has only given us sore ears, and simply not a moon base in a $15 trillion+ deficit
@glenasbury @philipaklein Voters not with a strong character, but with fat bank accts. went for Romney as they're tired of Obama...
@guypbenson Florida voters have been at the beach: Obama is impeached, to be taken off GA ballot, along with 6 other states #ObamaIsHistory
@StevenErtelt @guypbenson So with Santorum being a Social Conservative Catholic, he picks up Catholics, Hispanics, and Tea Party support.
@SusanPage Snowbirds accounted for nearly half of Romney's early voting absentee that killed Newt's chances before the ads anyways.
@guypbenson No one in GA cares for Romney, and Paul could upset Newt's applecart if he spends February in Newt's state lol
@guypbenson Tea Party Georgians are very conservative socially and fiscally, we are divided among Newt, Santorum, Paul equally.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but If you teach a man to fish, you feed him until the Democrats outlaw fishing.
@politicalmath @EdMorrissey Romney has no plurality of Tea Party supporters, because 50% of FL snowbirds voted for Romney in FL, not even 5%
@EWErickson Break out your Vaseline, I got Ron Paul coming to crash your GA whingding for February...... rof fl
@EWErickson BrentTeichman Brent Teichman Wow. Looks like there's about 25 people at #Newt HQ in Orlando, most w/ tv cameras... #foxnews
@ericjodom Newt and Romney both did not get the Catholic and Hispanic vote, nor will they, and the Tea Party does not like Newt or Romney.
@MelissaTweets Newt & Romney both did not get the Catholic and Hispanic vote, nor will they, and the Tea Party does not like Newt or Romney.
@guypbenson Newt and Romney both did not get the Catholic and Hispanic vote, nor will they, and the Tea Party does not like Newt or Romney.
@guypbenson Romney does not carry a plurality of Tea Party supporters, because 50% of FL snowbirds voted for Romney in FL, not even 5%
@hale_razor Well Romney didn't get a music scholarship like I did anyways, and he's a little flat/stoic singing "America the Beautiful"...
@PAC43 Pelosi and her Visa blowing scheme will be the first out the door for evading taxes on insider trading.
@AG_Conservative Well with him quadrupling his fundraising since Iowa for the end of January, he has a definite path forward to nomination.
@RickSantorum I hope to see you get 20% at least tonight, because you still deserve more attention on tax ideas and manufacturing jobs plan.
It's 8:00pm.... watch Obama shit his shorts
@Snarky_Basterd uh that Spanish ad in FL was not the positive ad, it was the slanderous one, quoting Newt saying Spanish when he didn't.
@DavidMDrucker Yep seen her running her mouth: thought, dang, Ann Romney looks like a whitewashed Michelle Obama surrogate, like Hillary!
@MissingMimi @deppisch Between Newt and Romney, they have both equally convinced GA voters that we should vote for Santorum for Primary.
@maxx_glass Waaaaaa~~ so what? Romney is ineligible, evaded paying taxes, and defrauded federal programs, very much a white Obama.
TheRickWilson Rick Wilson
5 minutes til the Panhandle closes.
@guypbenson @amyewalter Yeah and don't assume that the Tea Party endorses Newt, when we are from GA, and we endorse Santorum #toobad :P
@foxnewspolitics Catholics have every right to question, challenge, refuse H.R. 4872 provisions requiring taxpayer abortions/abortifaciets!
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@CantorPress @USAToday @SpeakerBoehner Have one hearing, court rulings=charge him w/ misappropriation/violation of Oath to complete eviction
@CantorPress @USAToday @SpeakerBoehner Make a decision: you no longer have to have long drawn out proceedings, because of court rulings.
@CantorPress @USAToday @SpeakerBoehner With 6 states holding hearings to take Obama off ballot, and his failure to appear-you must evict him
@theRealExTex Romney is a plant: someone paid him from Bain, where Romney-Newt-Obama all get their cheese.... consider that
@CantorPress @USAToday @SpeakerBoehner it is time that you and Speaker Boehner uphold the Impeachment Order through to eviction
@CantorPress @USAToday Mr. Cantor: with all due respect, we've known Obama has misappropriated for 4yrs on $2.5 trillion budget restrictionsCantorPress Cantor Press
@keder I want Obama evicted now: I don't want to see him for a second increase the trajectory of sliding into the moral and economic abyss!!
@keder Well Old Hat GOP way is not going to work: it's not we have the money and the votes, and we'll spend how we want to-why I'm Tea Party
@MelissaTweets @jimgeraghty about the only thing govt. can do: put food in your mouth to keep working/which is known in the South as slavery
MelissaTweets Melissa Clouthier
RT @jimgeraghty: Decades of the welfare state have shown us the limits of government efforts to lift up the "very poor."
@Ben_Howe eye roll..... can't you find some other way to make Newt look good, if you like him, without pissing on Romney's parade? really??
@DavidLimbaugh Well if Newt wasn't so egotistical in saying he'd be nominee before we all got the chance to vote-headlines wouldn't say that
@Ben_Howe @DavidLimbaugh @Reagan_Girl I do not worry: Obama to be taken off the ballot in GA, then 6 other states, and evicted soon !!
@BillyHallowell FL-Snowbirds' absentee ballots Romney strategy, GA-Ron Paul delegates, Newt lackluster/no strategy, Santorum in it to win it2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@GovernorDeal @TexGov We have made up our deficit, we will get extra rain this week. Can we help Texas in bulk water from sources they need?
@GovernorDeal @TexGov I do not agree with GOP, Newt pushing you out of the race, or the Bain stuff, but I believe your intentions are good!
@GovernorDeal @TexGov Governor Perry, we are praying for you: while your state burned and now needing water, thank you for coming back to TX
@GovernorDeal @TexGov Does our Water Treaty prohibit us from helping Texas? They are in desperate need now.
@BarackObama People are leaving Democrat controlled states to move to Tea Party states, and they are joining online, droves by Spring!!!!
@BarackObama keep fucking up: I've had 2 people come to join us in 2 days, one moved from IL to GA, and another came to me online....
WHILE GEORGIA’S GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL AGGRESSIVELY ATTACKING UNEMPLOYMENT WITH LOCAL AND FEDERAL STRATEGIES ALL ON THE TABLE:
JOB OPENINGS/NEW HIRES: the House promised yesterday that we will be slated for road renewal and federal funds, provided we don't have a shutdown and taxes are paid on 4-15, for the new fiscal year in July. Governor Nathan Deal approves 3 major automakers' expansion in GA, BMW, Mitsubishi, and Toyota:http://www.macon.com/2012/01/24/1877182/dublin-lands-german-auto-parts.html
A German auto parts manufacturer announced Tuesday that it plans to build a $39 million plant in Dublin that will bring 178 new jobs.
JOIN OUR GA TEA PARTY EMPLOYMENT SIFTER FOR UPDATES AND POSTINGS TO MANAGE YOUR TIME WISELY:
Open Group — firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin lands German auto parts maker; $39 million plant will create 178 jobsBy RODNEY MANLEY - email@example.comSign up for daily e-mail news alerts
E-Mail Print Reprint|license
Text Size:A German auto parts manufacturer announced Tuesday that it plans to build a $39 million plant in Dublin that will bring 178 new jobs.
The company, Edrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co., will make brake pistons and metal stampings, said Cal Wray, president of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority. Some of its customers include BMW, Meredes-Benz and Volvo.
The 130,000-square-foot plant will be built in the I-16 Industrial Park at the corner of Interstate 16 and Ga. 257, Wray said. Construction will begin in May or June, and the company has targeted March 2013 as a completion date.
Dublin and Laurens County has been hit hard by job losses in recent years, including the loss of more than 1,000 textile jobs.
“I think this is the first of some good things to come,” Wray said. “We’re seeing our work of the last five years paying off.”
For more on this story, come back to macon.com or
Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/01/24/1877182/dublin-lands-german-auto-parts.html#storylink=cpy2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@GovernorDeal Newt's laissez-faire immigration policy cost us $20 million in immigration fees&2-3% of revenue over the past 10yrs every year
@GovernorDeal I approve of HB 59 www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/… because these students/parents are not paying taxes and pose burdens to our state!!
11 LC 28 5301ER
House Bill 59
By: Representatives Rice of the 51st, Harrell of the 106th, Walker of the 107th, Ehrhart of the 36th, Bearden of the 68th, and others
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
To amend Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to verification of lawful presence within the United States, so as to clarify that postsecondary education is a state and local public benefit; to reserve postsecondary education benefits to citizens and lawfully present and eligible aliens; to require verification of the eligibility for such applicants for such benefits through the federal SAVE program; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to verification of lawful presence within the United States, is amended by revising Code Section 50-36-1, relating to verification requirements, as follows:
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) 'Agency or political subdivision' means any department, agency, authority, commission, or government entity of this state or any subdivision of this state.
(2) 'Applicant' means any natural person, 18 years of age or older, who has made application for access to public benefits on behalf of an individual, business, corporation, partnership, or other private entity.
(3)(A) 'Public benefit' means a federal benefit as defined in 8 U.S.C. Section 1611, a state or local benefit as defined in 8 U.S.C. Section 1621, a benefit identified as a public benefit by the Attorney General of Georgia, or a public benefit which shall include the following:
(i) Adult education;
(ii) Authorization to conduct a commercial enterprise or business;
(iii) Business certificate, license, or registration;
(iv) Business loan;
(v) Cash allowance;
(vi) Disability assistance or insurance;
(vii) Down payment assistance;
(viii) Energy assistance;
(ix) Food stamps;
(x) Gaming license;
(xi) Health benefits;
(xii) Housing allowance, grant, guarantee, or loan;
(xiii) Loan guarantee;
(xv) Occupational license;
(xvi) Postsecondary education;
(xvii) Professional license;
(xvii)(xviii) Registration of a regulated business;
(xviii)(xix) Rent assistance or subsidy;
(xix)(xx) State grant or loan;
(xx)(xxi) State identification card;
(xxi)(xxii) Tax certificate required to conduct a commercial business;
(xxii)(xxiii) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);
(xxiii)(xxiv) Unemployment insurance; and
(xxiv)(xv) Welfare to work.
(B) Each year before August 1, the Attorney General shall prepare a detailed report indicating any additional 'public benefit' that may be administered in this state as defined in 8 U.S.C. Sections 1611 and 1621 and whether such benefit is subject to SAVE verification pursuant to this Code section. Such report shall provide the description of the benefit and shall be updated annually and distributed to the members of the General Assembly and be posted to the Attorney General's website.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this Code section or where exempted by federal law, every agency or political subdivision shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of any applicant for public benefits.
(c) This Code section shall be enforced without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or national origin.
(d) Verification of lawful presence under this Code section shall not be required:
(1) For any purpose for which lawful presence in the United States is not required by law, ordinance, or regulation;
(2) For assistance for health care items and services that are necessary for the treatment of an emergency medical condition, as defined in 42 U.S.C. Section 1396b(v)(3), of the alien involved and are not related to an organ transplant procedure;
(3) For short-term, noncash, in-kind emergency disaster relief;
(4) For public health assistance for immunizations with respect to immunizable diseases and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases whether or not such symptoms are caused by a communicable disease;
(5) For programs, services, or assistance such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention, and short-term shelter specified by the United States Attorney General, in the United States Attorney General's sole and unreviewable discretion after consultation with appropriate federal agencies and departments, which:
(A) Deliver in-kind services at the community level, including through public or private nonprofit agencies;
(B) Do not condition the provision of assistance, the amount of assistance provided, or the cost of assistance provided on the individual recipient's income or resources; and
(C) Are necessary for the protection of life or safety; or
(6) For prenatal care; or
(7) For postsecondary education, whereby the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia or the State Board of Technical and Adult Education shall set forth, or cause to be set forth, policies regarding postsecondary benefits that comply with all federal law including but not limited to public benefits as described in 8 U.S.C. Section 1611, 1621, or 1623.
(d.1) All policies of agencies or political subdivisions regarding postsecondary education benefits shall comply with federal law as described in 8 U.S.C. Section 1623.
(e) An agency or political subdivision providing or administering a public benefit shall require every applicant for such benefit to execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant's lawful presence in the United States, which affidavit shall state:
(1) The applicant is a United States citizen or legal permanent resident 18 years of age or older; or
(2) The applicant is a qualified alien or nonimmigrant under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 U.S.C., as amended, 18 years of age or older lawfully present in the United States and provide the applicant's alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.
If an applicant for postsecondary education benefits is under 18 years of age, the applicant shall be required to execute the signed and sworn affidavit within 30 days following such applicant's eighteenth birthday to continue the enrollment process or attendance at a public postsecondary educational institution.
(f) For any applicant who has executed an affidavit that he or she is an alien lawfully present in the United States, eligibility for public benefits shall be made through the Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlement (SAVE) program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security or a successor program designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security. Until such eligibility verification is made, the affidavit may be presumed to be proof of lawful presence for the purposes of this Code section.
(g) Any person who knowingly and willfully makes a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement of representation in an affidavit executed pursuant to this Code section shall be guilty of a violation of Code Section 16-10-20.
(h) Verification of citizenship through means required by federal law shall satisfy the requirements of this Code section.
(i) It shall be unlawful for any agency or political subdivision to provide or administer any public benefit in violation of this Code section. On or before January 1 of each year, each agency or political subdivision which administers any public benefit shall provide an annual report to the Department of Community Affairs that identifies each public benefit, as defined in subparagraph (a)(3)(A) of this Code section, administered by the agency or political subdivision and a listing of each public benefit for which SAVE authorization for verification has not been received.
(j) Any and all errors and significant delays by SAVE shall be reported to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
(k) Notwithstanding subsection (g) of this Code section, any applicant for public benefits shall not be guilty of any crime for executing an affidavit attesting to lawful presence in the United States that contains a false statement if said affidavit is not required by this Code section.
(l) In the event a legal action is filed against any agency or political subdivision alleging improper denial of a public benefit arising out of an effort to comply with this Code section, the Attorney General shall be served with a copy of the proceeding and shall be entitled to be heard.
(m) Compliance with this Code section by an agency or political subdivision shall include taking all reasonable, necessary steps required by a federal agency to receive authorization to utilize the SAVE program or any successor program designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency, including providing copies of statutory authorization for the agency or political subdivision to provide public benefits and other affidavits, letters of memorandum of understanding, or other required documents or information needed to receive authority to utilize the SAVE program or any successor program for each public benefit provided by such agency or political subdivision. An agency or political subdivision that takes all reasonable, necessary steps and submits all requested documents and information as required in this subsection but either has not been given access to use such programs by such federal agencies or has not completed the process of obtaining access to use such programs shall not liable for failing to use the SAVE program or any such successor program to verify eligibility for public benefits.
(n) In the case of noncompliance with the provisions of this Code section by an agency or political subdivision, the appropriations committee of each house of the General Assembly may consider such noncompliance in setting the budget and appropriations.
(o) No employer, agency, or political subdivision shall be subject to lawsuit or liability arising from any act to comply with the requirements of this chapter."
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
This information is provided in electronic format by the Georgia general Assembly as a public service. This information does not constitute an official record of the General Assembly and no warranty or guarantee of any kind is provided.
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@heyrenae GA will be an upset for Newt if Paul takes his delegates, and we already invited Paul to spend the month with us in GA.
@BobbyJindal I'll be happy to read it Gov. Jindal: my dream for peactime economy is to raise legal age to 25 and require Bacherlor's degree!
Great editorial in tomorrow's Wall Street Journal about our bold plan for #EducationReform online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…
- JANUARY 31, 2012
Jindal's Education Moon Shot
Louisiana's Governor pushes vouchers and tenure reform.
MORE IN OPINION »
Newt Gingrich wants the U.S. to return to the moon, but as challenges go he has nothing on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's school reform plans.
Mr. Jindal wants to create America's largest school voucher program, broadest parental choice system, and toughest teacher accountability regime—all in one legislative session. Any one of those would be a big win, but all three could make the state the first to effectively dismantle a public education monopoly.
Louisiana is already one of 12 states (including Washington, D.C.) that offer school vouchers, but its program benefits fewer than 2,000 students in New Orleans.
Jindal urges business community to fight for education reformPublished Jan 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm (Updated Jan 31, 2012) ShareThis
- Jindal urges business community to fight for education reform
Gov. Bobby Jindal took his message of public education reform to the Capital Region business community this morning, urging executives and others in attendance at the Business ReportPower Breakfast to "get off the bench" and join the fight for reform.
While acknowledging progress in public education outcomes have been made over the past decade, Jindal says improvements are not happening fast enough. He urged those in attendance at the Crowne Plaza to contact their legislators and ask them to support his reform agenda.
"Many of us in this room have the means to afford choice; why shouldn't everyone in this state, regardless of income level, have that choice?" Jindal asked. "This is not about us. This is about the children, and we can't afford to wait any longer. We can't afford to lose another generation of children so that we can satisfy the coalition of the status quo."
Jindal has made frequent public appearances over the past week to outline his public education agenda and to criticize those—especially teacher unions—who do not support the expansion of charter schools and vouchers, and do oppose teacher tenure reform and increasing decision-making authority for school principals and district officials.
"Who should make the decision when it comes to educating children: parents, or bureaucrats in Washington [D.C.] or in Baton Rouge?" Jindal asks.
The governor also used the speech to present his vision for reforming the state retirement system, which is currently saddled with an unfunded accrued liability of $18.5 billion.
The plan does little to reduce that deficit, but his package—modeled largely after most private sector retirement options—would, if enacted, keep the UAL from growing, he says.
If approved, the overhaul of the state's retirement system would not impact those employees or retired state workers currently in the system, but would largely be directed at new hires.
The Power Breakfast, which annually serves as the unofficial kickoff to the business year in Baton Rouge, attracted more than 400 business, education and community leaders.
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@BobbyJindal I am digging what you're saying on education reform. Would you take Vice President, if you are considered for the position?2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@Pqlyur1 The problem is there is really no difference: Romney=Obama on eligibility issues, tax evasion, and fraud of federal prgms.
@Pqlyur1 ABC ---- they're like: "yeah <snicker snicker> Romney polling well, we are here (he's got the $ and votes and he's not Obama)."
@BretBaier @jonkarl GA may be a big upset for Newt, especially if Ron Paul provides the contrast and hangs out with us all of February.
MT @politico: @RickSantorum raised more than 4x as much $ in Jan. than in entire previous quarter: is.gd/Ni32KS
@jamiedupree Romney is King Tax Evader-5% over 10yrs. = $20 million he owes to the I.R.S. and it's in that offshore acct. for his retirement
@jamiedupree The rich snowbirds feel their investments would be safer under someone who understands money, but Romney as bad as Newt really.
@jamiedupree Florida is not bought into Newt's Old Hat Georgia Bull Shit routine.... they see through the space station pitch.
@politico and I donated $10 this evening... we want to see Santorum as our nominee, we think he is worthy of it and deserving of nomination.
Rick Santorum raised more than four times as much cash in Jan. than he had in the entire previous quarter: politi.co/zkvQux
@jamiedupree Absentee voters are the snowbirds, those of the Romney rich culture, who own property in FL ----- duh lol
jamiedupree Jamie Dupree
BIG FOR MITT: The early voting/absentee numbers are absolutely brutal in a number of counties for Gingrich
@kesgardner I disagree: Florida voters and all voters have been hitting my blog so hard it spins: 10,000 since 12-29-11 for Primary info.
@MelissaTweets Remember: Romney flopped on same-sex marriage; said yes at the Nevada debate for cheers, then said no in the Primaries.
@StevenErtelt Evangelicals, Tea Party, and Fiscal Conservatives can feel comfortable voting for Rick Santorum, not so much Newt or Romney.
@StevenErtelt Santorum is the most Conservative, Paul the most Libertarian/Constitutional Conservative, and Newt is Old Hat GOP.
@StevenErtelt Florida voters are looking for a Fiscal Conservative, and Romney makes that case but tax evasion is not a good selling point.
WITH 25-30 MILLION STILL OUT OF WORK, UNEMPLOYMENT IN GA STAYING AT A STUBBORN 9% RATE AND HIGHER, ROMNEY DECLARES IN THE SUNNIER STATE OF FLORIDA, ‘I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE DESTITUTE’, I’M WORRIED ABOUT THOSE WHO CAN PAY TAXES AND THEIR VOTES:
Romney: 'I'm not concerned about the very poor'Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Gerald Herbert / Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, greets supporters at his Florida primary primary night rally in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. View Larger Image
Mitt Romney is the clear frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential...
Romney says he's 'not concerned about the very poor'
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net" and he's focused instead on relieving the suffering of middle-class people hit hard by the bad economy.
In comments likely to become fodder for his critics, Romney emphasized, "You can focus on the very poor, that's not my focus."
He brought up the subject of the poor in a CNN interview marking his big win in Florida's GOP primary Tuesday night, a major step toward becoming the party's challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall. A multi-millionaire former venture capitalist, Romney has been criticized by Democrats and his Republican rivals alike for earlier remarks seen as insensitive, such as saying "I like being able to fire people" and declaring that he knew what it was like to worry about being "pink-slipped" out of a job.
"I'm not concerned about the very poor." he said Wednesday. "We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich. They're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling."
Asked whether his comment about the poor might come across as odd to some, Romney reiterated.
"We will hear from the Democrat party the plight of the poor and there's no question, it's not good being poor, and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor," Romney said, adding that he's more worried about the unemployed, people living on Social Security and those struggling to send their kids tocollege.
"We have a very ample safety net and we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor," Romney said. "But the middle-income Americans, they're the folks that are really struggling right now."
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/02/01/politics/p061201S17.DTL#ixzz1l9XRHePY
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@jjauthor Newt did not have a poor debate, Rick Santorum had his best debate, and Romney already had absentee ballots in his hat. #simple
@jjauthor No -- Florida snowbirds voted for Romney really before Iowa got on good, and they did so most likely lobbied by Romney's people.
@jjauthor Romney will have trouble getting past eligibility, tax evasion, and previous fraud from years before: time to look elsewhere !!!2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@RepRonPaul Have you touched down in GA yet? Carpe Diem !!!!
@jjauthor Paul will need to concentrate most of his money and energy here in GA to provide Libertarian contrast to Newt, #Constitutionalist
@LachlanMarkay @timkmak Many states seeking revenue decided to legalize Sunday alcohol sales, increasing alcohol revenue 2.7% for the year
@FLFusionista @corrinalea Brian Terry's death, bundled $, $ from CAIR, felonious fed. pgms producing 0 jobs, 25-30 million jobs/revenue lost
@FLFusionista @corrinalea Like the song "Fell on Black Days" by Soundgarden: Obama has killed, stolen, and destroyed.
@FLFusionista @corrinalea Change for the Worst and Despair of our Nation, that has left all of us mourning when justice meant something.
@FLFusionista @corrinalea It seems like it has been one constant parade of black and death march since Obama got in Office....
@FLFusionista @corrinalea I am saddened to hear of Soul Train host who committed suicide at 75 and this elderly couple in their 60's.
@FLFusionista @corrinalea January in GA will be known as the month of bodies of private citizens, before that it was law enforcement killed.
Oh no :( RT @corrinalea: Murder-suicide in a town next to Tallahassee this morning. A 61 and 66-year old couple.
@joebiden If there is one thing you can do for us as you may be considering retirement, EVICT OBAMA, and put Hillary in control of the party
@joebiden Biden must have missed the newsletter: ga-teapartychief.blogspot.com and others prior on how Obama killed middle class revenues
@MattCover Biden must have missed the newsletter: ga-teapartychief.blogspot.com and others prior on how Obama killed middle class revenues
@joedmaier Very little daylight between Newt-Romney-Obama, except 2 happen to have R's behind their names, they are equally bad in own ways.
@joedmaier All 3 of them have abused their political status to evade taxes, break the rules, and commit fraud of the government system !!!!
@joedmaier Romney-Newt-Obama all holding hands under corrupt Bain umbrella with Erick Erickson holding the cash umbrella/investments.
@joedmaier Newt MUST stop whining-he supported mandate too, Center for Health Transformation test piloting privacy violating software/HR4872
Is Newt Gingrich Threatening To Go Rogue And Leave The Party?First Posted: 01/31/2012 10:13 pm Updated: 02/ 1/2012 8:36 am
SHARE THIS STORY
Get Politics Alerts
Submit this storyMIAMI -- If you listened carefully to Newt Gingrich's "concession" speech tonight, you heard the first strains of what could be an independent, third-party run for the White House if he doesn't get the Republican nomination.
Gingrich vowed that he would not henceforth run a "Republican campaign but a people's campaign" -- raising the specter, at least rhetorically, that his vision of his role in American history is too large and personal to be contained by a mere political party.
The former House speaker gave his fans a detailed -- very detailed -- vision of what he would do in the first hours and minutes of his presidency. It was as if all the grubby business of running for president were secondary to his imaginative thoughts about how he would run the world starting on January 20, 2013.
Gingrich depicted his march to power as a matter of a personal, direct relationship between him and the voters.
"If I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune and my sacred honor."
Gingrich's vaulting ambition knows no bounds, and so, perhaps, does his plan have no limits for how he is going to get from here to there in the presidential race.
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@NathanDeal We will not accept Newt Gingrich's petition for 3rd party running-as he is Old Hat GOP, so he can't take GOP $ and run 3rd party
@newtgingrich We will not accept your petition for 3rd party-as you are Old Hat GOP, can't take GOP $ and run 3rd party huff.to/x3dat5
Boehner tells GOP to 'relax' over long primary battleBy Russell Berman - 02/01/12 11:03 AM ET
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has a simple message for Republicans fretting about a protracted, bitter GOP presidential primary: “Relax.”
Boehner has resisted frequent entreaties for him to weigh in on the nominating battle, but on Wednesday he briefly chimed in to downplay concerns that the primary process would damage the party’s ability to win the White House in November.
“I understand that people are concerned about how long the primary process is dragging out,” Boehner told reporters after a House GOP conference meeting. “I would remind people that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a fight that went through June of 2008.
“So I think everybody just needs to relax and this will resolve itself,” the Speaker said.
Democrats have countered the argument that a long primary would strengthen the Republican nominee as it did Obama, pointing to polling data showing much lower enthusiasm among GOP voters for their party’s candidates than among Democrats for Obama and Clinton four years ago.
Boehner and other House GOP leaders have stayed neutral in the primary fight. Within the leadership team, only Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) endorsed a candidate, and his pick, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, has dropped out of the race.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has said he might endorse a candidate, and he has expressed hopes the primary can wrap up sooner rather than later.
Real-time updating is paused. (Resume)
|*||OldAtlantic 6 minutes ago|
Boehner should not have given Obama the debt ceiling increase through Nov 2012. Instead, he should have gone month to month on debt ceiling. Then Boehner could have cut programs and eliminated federal red tape in jobs, mortgages, and schools.
1 person liked this. Like Reply
We are not going to lose Committee work this year because Obama needs to be evicted. He is impeached, and he is guilty of ineligibility, misappropriation, and breaking his Oath.2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@BarackObama with the money that Mrs. Obama took in, she can use on the money that both of you have wasted -- $5 million, hand it over2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@GovernorDeal For peacetime: raising the legal age to 25, can we contract with the Chinese for electronic classrooms and settle some debts??
@BarackObama No one believes your lies anymore, your credibility translated into misappropriation and conduct unbecoming of elected official
@BarackObama GET OUT and RESIGN NOW, before you leave in total disgrace: we do not want anyone taking matters into their own hands !!!!!!!!
@BarackObama Furthermore, no one amended the Constitution for you to serve in Office or for you to remain there, or remain on the ballot.
@BarackObama Your degree/Constitutional law was only for you to try to find ways around existing law-no one changed 1795 Act or requirements
@BarackObama Being in the Executive Branch, you would know that you're not above the Judiciary, who shares power equally with Congress!!!!
@BarackObama My car could not go to courthouse, and at that time I could not walk there. What's your excuse when we pay your transportation?
@BarackObama It's one thing to fail to appear for broken down car over a b.s. ticket/spray-painted black tag light, another to evade the law
@CantorPress @USAToday @SpeakerBoehner All that is implied because of informal impeachment/HJRES98, must occur because he is undocumented.
@CantorPress @USAToday @SpeakerBoehner For the hearing, the determinant should be in writing: no ability to pardon and no retirement.By Josh Kraushaar
February 1, 2012 | 8:29 AM
Every presidential election, there's a new development that changes the nature of campaigns that one party, often the one out of power, takes advantage of. In 2008, it was the Obama team's impressive use of social media to connect with new young voters and expand the electorate. In 2004, it was the Bush campaign's savvy use of microtargeting technologies to identify narrow slices of the electorate, and get them to show up and vote Republican.
This year, it's the Republicans' adept and aggressive use of super PACs to even the financial playing field, blunting the often-massive money advantages that an incumbent president has at his disposal. With the emergence of American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS and Restore Our Future, a well-stocked Romney super PAC, the Obama fundraising juggernaut no longer looks so imposing. If Romney is the Republican nominee, he won't be overwhelmed with a wave of negative advertising, and will have the resources to fight back.
Take a look at the end-of-year numbers. The Obama campaign ended the year with $81.8 million cash-on hand - a very strong total. But the outside Democratic groups, especially the party's newly-created super PACs, haven't given him much assistance in the way of reinforcements. The Democratic National Committee has $12.6 million cash-on-hand to assist. But Priorities USA banked a meager $1.5 million, receiving money from just 42 individual donors in the last six months. The party's Congressional super PACs - Majority PAC and House Majority PAC -- also didn't bank much, $1.3 million and $1.17 million, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Romney campaign ended the year with $19.9 million in the bank, far less than the president's cash haul. But when you add in the outside groups, he's about at even strength. Romney's super PAC, Restore Our Future, banked $23.6 million at the end of the year, thanks to funding from venture capitalists aligned with Romney. American Crossroads, which is poised to play an outsized role in the presidential race, ended the year with $15.6 million cash-on-hand. And the RNC ended the year with more cash-on-hand than the DNC, banking $20 million. All told, that adds up to $79.1 million - and it doesn't include the cash-on-hand from Crossroads GPS, which doesn't file with the Federal Election Commission. But based on Crossroads' announced fundraising totals, it's logical to assume that they have around $15 million on-hand.
That brings the combined Obama + Democratic outside group totals to $98.3 million cash-on-hand, with the GOP groups tallying $94.1 million. Take out the Democratic groups strictly devoted to Congressional activities, and it's a virtual financial tie. With labor and environmental groups poised to help Obama's re-election, Democrats still could hold a narrow edge. But it's hardly the cash advantage that would allow Team Obama to run negative advertising uncontested against Romney, without an aggressive response.
It's a far cry from the vision of a billion-dollar Obama re-election campaign bankroll that Democratic strategists are now downplaying. And it shows that the amount of time Democrats spent complaining and attacking the liberalized campaign finance laws before the 2010 midterms would have been better spent preparing for an infrastructure utilizing super PACs to their advantage. Priorities USA, headed by former White House spokesman Bill Burton, hasn't yet shown it can compete with American Crossroads so far - and time is running short.
President Obama has built up an imposing fundraising infrastructure. But thanks to the rise of the super PACs, it might not be enough to hold any kind of fundraising advantage in 2012.
TAGS:Crossroads, Obama, Priorities, Romney, fundraising
@Senate_GOPs Elders should not have to pay $3,000,000 more annually in taxes to be put under Obummercare umbrella for same or worse care!!!!
@Senate_GOPs @WSJ There is no help for Obama because he is undocumented for one, and for two: he refused to listen to us. EVICT HIM NOW!!!
.@WSJ: $5 Trillion and Change: Obama's 4 yrs have seen the highest deficits since 1946 on.wsj.com/xL3kfQ #ObamaEconomy #HeMadeItWorse
@CantorPress Mr. Cantor: with all due respect, we've known Obama has misappropriated for 4yrs. on $2.5 trillion budget restrictions
CantorPress Cantor Press
Broken Promise Watch: CBO report highlights President Obama won't come close on deficit pledge ow.ly/8Ocrl #tcot #4jobs
AFTER OBAMA BUNDLER INFORMATION WAS RELEASED, IT IS SUSPECTED THAT DEMOCRATS ARE LAUNDERING MONEY THROUGH THE NOTORIOUS PLANNED PARENTHOOD, AS KOMEN PULLS FUNDING TO AVOID SCRUTINY OF CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION:
2 hours ago
Tea Party Chief has it out with Komen, for giving money to Planned Parenthood:
@komenforthecure You want to know why I don't give you $? Because you donate to Planned Parenthood so I just pray and give out pink scarves.
43 seconds ago Favorite Reply Delete
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@komenforthecure Your name does not trump the cause or goal of all, not everyone does charity work for breast cancer under Komen name!
17 minutes ago
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@komenforthecure Red ribbon is used alternatively for A.I.D.S. awareness and it is a week long drug awareness program. GET OVER YOURSELVES!!
18 minutes ago
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@komenforthecure Also: you do not OWN the color pink or can sue people for using pink ribbons or charities. You OWN KOMEN name only.
19 minutes ago Unfavorite Reply Delete
2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@komenforthecure If you do not suspend ALL connections to Planned Parenthood-we'll boycott your charity for supporting desecration of temple
20 minutes ago
Planned Parenthood: Komen Stopped $ Because Pro-Lifers Hate Women | LifeNews.com
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is not happy about the headline-making news that the Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity will stop donations to it until a Congressional investigation is resolved.
1Like · · Share
Barbara Markway likes this.
Aja Brooks FEEL FREE to copy and reshare, instead of carpe diem, this should be crapie diem
2 hours ago · LikeMark Saint-John Thanks for this post Aja.
2 hours ago · Like
Aja Brooks You're welcome, we just got word from the Hill subsequent to this, that Komen will suspend all activities/fundraising with Planned Parenthood over this stink:http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/abortion/207755-leading-cancer-foundation-breaks-ties-with-planned-parenthood?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium
A prominent cancer-treatment foundation is ending its work with Planned Parentho...See More
2 hours ago · Like ·
Aja Brooks There is a Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, go fig, and Komen wants nothing to do with that.
2 hours ago · Like
Aja Brooks My guess is, Komen gave them the money, and then Planned Parenthood used it on lobbying, not preventive or wellness, but most likely gave it to an Obama bundler, and that is why Congress is investigating, we'll see.
2 hours ago · Like · 1by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/31/12 7:18 PM
As LifeNews reported, Komen says it is halting all grants because of public pressure from pro-life groups and due to the impending investigation in Congress of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The policy makes it so no further Planned Parenthood grants will be given unless the investigation results in Planned Parenthood’s favor.
“I wanted to share some extremely discouraging news from a partner and longtime ally for women’s health — news that could have devastating consequences for women,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards writes to top supporters of the abortion business in an email LifeNews received. “The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it will stop supporting lifesaving breast cancer screening for low-income and underserved women at Planned Parenthood health centers.”
“It’s a deeply disappointing decision — made even more alarming because politically motivated groups and individuals determined to undermine women’s access to care appear to have successfully intimidated the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to withdraw this critical support,” she said. “But when anti-choice groups began criticizing the Komen Foundation for partnering with Planned Parenthood, the foundation ended its support for Planned Parenthood health centers. We know our opponents put their ideology over women’s health and lives. What we never expected is that an ally like the Komen Foundation would choose to listen to them.”
The email asks for an “emergency donation” to the abortion business to replace the donations Komen sent.
Figures from August directly from the Komen for the Cure foundation show 18 affiliates of the breast cancer charity gave a total of more than $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010. That was down from the $731,303 Komen officials publicly confirmed in October 2010, when they acknowledged that 20 of the 122 Komen affiliates gave to Planned Parenthood during the 2009 fiscal year.
Meanwhile, pro-life advocates are celebrating the news — cautiously.
Susan Michelle of Bound4Life, a pro-life youth group that has highlighted the Komen-Planned Parenthood link, said Komen could resume donations if the Congressional probe turns out in Planned Parenthood’s favor.
“Citing the federal investigation of Planned Parenthood as the reason for the cutoff, Komen says it will no longer give money to the abortion provider—at least while Congress is investigating it. No statement has been made on if funding will continue if the investigation clears Planned Parenthood,” she said. “Though Komen says these public criticisms are not a factor in their choice to stop funding Planned Parenthood, it’s hard to believe that the pressure didn’t impact the decision.”
“While we have not received word that Komen still supports embryonic stem cell research, which is also a pro-life issue, we should be vocal in thanking Komen for this decision. In essence, it eliminates the middle man, allowing women who need real mammograms to call Komen and be directed to a place that actually does them. Komen’s funds haven’t changed—only where they give them,” Michelle added. “Today’s announcement isn’t given with permanence. Komen officials state they want to keep a “positive relationship” with Planned Parenthood, so that, along with their support of embryonic stem cell research, means we shouldn’t be running to sign up for a Race for the Cure quite yet, but we should positively reinforce what’s happening and thank Komen for this decision,” she said.
@PPact Komen doesn't have to give you any money when money has been laundered and shuffled around, not for wellness but for abortions!!!!
Top cancer foundation decides to cut ties with Planned ParenthoodBy Sam Baker - 01/31/12 04:24 PM ET
A prominent cancer-treatment foundation is ending its work with Planned Parenthood, a decision Planned Parenthood called "deeply disturbing and disappointing."
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has broken off a partnership through which it provided cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood clinics, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. Planned Parenthood blamed the political controversy over abortion rights.“We are alarmed and saddened that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation appears to have succumbed to political pressure. Our greatest desire is for Komen to reconsider this policy and recommit to the partnership on which so many women count,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Planned Parenthood said its clinics provided about 4 million screenings for breast cancer over the past five years, roughly 170,000 of which were supported by Komen grants.
Planned Parenthood said it has established an emergency fund to offset the loss of the Komen funds.
Komen told the AP that it ended its partnership with Planned Parenthood because of a congressional investigation into the organization. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have requested detailed financial records from Planned Parenthood.
OBAMA’S ONE-TERM PROPOSITION ENDS IN IMPEACHMENT, DISMAL PERFORMANCE ON BROKEN FISCAL PROMISES ON ENDING WAR-PROPER HEALTH REFORM-DEFICIT REDUCTION, AND PENDING CHARGES OF MISAPPROPRIATION, AND EVICTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE:
- FEBRUARY 1, 2012
$5 Trillion and Change
Obama's four years have seen the four highest deficits since 1946.
MORE IN OPINION »
The political strategy behind Obamanomics was always simple: Call for "stimulus" to rescue the economy, run up the debt with the biggest spending blitz in 60 years, and then when the deficit explodes call for higher taxes. The Congressional Budget Office annual review released yesterday shows this is all on track.
CBO reports that annual spending over the Obama era has climbed to a projected $3.6 trillion this fiscal year from $2.98 trillion in fiscal 2008, or more than 20%. The government spending burden has averaged 24% of GDP, up from an average of about 20%. This doesn't include the $2 trillion tab for ObamaCare.
All of this has increased the federal debt by about $5 trillion in a mere four years. Thanks to higher revenues, the federal deficit will decline to $1.08 trillion in 2012, or 7% of GDP. But that is still the highest deficit since 1946—except for the previous three years. In other words, the four years of the Obama's Presidency will mark the four highest years in spending and deficits as a share of the economy since Harry Truman sat in the Oval Office.
And don't forget the national debt held by the public—the kind we have to pay back. On President Obama's watch, CBO says public debt will climb this year to 72.5% of the economy from 40.3% in 2008. This isn't as high as Italy or Greece, but it's rising fast toward the 90% level that begins to debilitate an economy.
We pause from this gloom for some good news: Despite the abuse they've taken, House Republicans have made some fiscal progress. CBO estimates that overall federal spending in 2012 will grow by only $3 billion, or less than 1%, which compares with double digit increases during the Obama-Pelosi years. Republicans have also tried to reform entitlements, but Democrats wanted a $1 trillion tax hike ransom for even modest cuts, which was wisely rejected.
The other part of the fiscal story is that revenues have been in the tank for five years. In 2012 revenues will hit $2.52 trillion down from $2.57 trillion in 2007. Revenues are still only 16.3% of GDP, about two percentage points below the norm.
The drought has two main causes. First, the anemic recovery in jobs and investment isn't spinning off enough new output (1.7% growth last year) to boost tax receipts anywhere near their historic level.
Second, a series of non-stimulative tax cuts—tax rebates in 2008 and 2009, and payroll tax holidays in 2011 and this year—have depleted the Treasury with little economic benefit. These tax cuts don't change the incentive at the margin to work or invest, and they thus have little feedback effect in revenues from faster growth.
The most amusing part of the CBO's report is its projection that the deficit will fall to $269 billion by 2015, or a mere 1.5% of GDP, if current law holds. But this is a fiscal fantasy because current law never holds.
CBO predicts, for example, that all the Bush tax cuts will go away next year. The Alternative Minimum Tax will supposedly be allowed to hit 30 million tax filers (up from four million now) with an income as low as $75,000 a year. Under those assumptions total federal revenues rise by $1 trillion over the next three years, $1.5 trillion over five years, and $3.6 trillion over 10 years. You can't get anywhere near that level of revenues without a much bigger tax increase on the rich and the middle class, or an extended boom in the range of 5% to 6% annual growth.
Even the Keynesians who run CBO concede that the 2013 tax hike—on capital gains, dividends, estates and small business—would knock economic growth down to 1% next year and raise unemployment to 9.1% (from 8.5%). That means about 750,000 more jobless Americans. You can't have such a lousy economy and cut the deficit in half.
CBO also indulges in the fantasy that discretionary spending will fall by nearly $2 trillion over the next decade—with almost all the cuts after 2015. About $1.25 trillion of those cuts come from the automatic across-the-board reductions that Congress and Mr. Obama agreed to last year. But wait. More than half of those cuts will come from the military budget and even Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said these reductions could be "devastating" to national security.
To sum it all up, CBO's facts plainly show that Mr. Obama has the worst fiscal record of any President in modern times. No one else is even close.
House Democrat Kicks The Fear Mongering Into Overdrive: GOP Budget Cuts Means Cops Will Get Shot…http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jKb6n3VYG3A
@BillPascrell Democrats only concerned about saying there's blood on Republicans hands for poverty while failing to look at Obama's deficit!
Via Washington Examiner:
At a Congressional Budget Office hearing today, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-New Jersey) complained about the loss of jobs in the public sector especially among police officers, firefighters, and teachers. At one point, he referred to the shooting of a police officer as evidence for his point.
Posted by ZIP on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 12:41 pm |
10 commentsMickey Shea says:
Knucklehead, the police officer in NYC is on the city payroll, what in HELL does that have to do with the federal budget?real American says:
So now we want dirty air dirty water dead cops etc etc etc…jeeze these guys are desparate.Bunker says:
Shouldn’t that go hand in hand as a good thing with their support with the Occupiers?Chris in N.Va. says:
Must be an allusion to the GOP-inspired-and-covered-up Fast and Furious gunrunning program that directly led to a U.S. Border Agent’s murder.
Yeah, that must be it! Wow, way to connect those dots there. Wouldn’t have made the connection without your astute help.
Demwit…(roughly rhymes with dimwit — same thing)pork n beans says:
Time for drug testing.Ciccio says:
Somebody please put up a big big sign somewhere:
Frontline cops and firemen are 7% of the federal and state workforce. Cut the other 93%.arby says:
If he was so worried about illegal weapons, he would be going after the ATF, DOJ and administration for “Fast & Furious.” Besides, it is not the Fed’s responsibility to fund local law enforcement (and education, etc.).ThomNJ says:
Should have known this crap would come out of a NJ rep’s mouth. We have far too many of this kind of asshole in our state. Far too many.GrassMudHorsey says:
What budget? There’s been no budget for over 1000 days.
Democrats are liars. And yes, no duh.Pete (Detroit) says:
“Besides, it is not the Fed’s responsibility to fund local law enforcement (and education, etc.).”
As they used to say in Physics class “should be intuitively obvious to the casual observer” – but somehow, it’s not…
Obama won't come close on pledge to halve deficit, CBO says
By Susan Davis, USA TODAY
Updated 9h 45m ago
WASHINGTON – President Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term will fall short, according to the latest economic outlook released Tuesday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
President Obama makes a statement regarding the failure of Congress' deficit reduction super committee in at the White House in November.
President Obama makes a statement regarding the failure of Congress' deficit reduction super committee in at the White House in November.
The president said in February 2009 that the $1.3 trillion deficit he inherited would be cut in half under his budget blueprint, but according to the CBO, the deficit in 2012 will continue to hover around $1 trillion, and fall to just under $1 trillion next year if current tax laws are extended, as expected. An overall sluggish economy is expected to continue with unemployment stuck around 8% through 2013.
Obama's deficit-cutting goal fell short in part because of opposition to his support of a tax increase on the wealthiest of Americans. Congressional Republicans used the report to criticize Obama's economic policies.
"Today's report is further confirmation that the president's record has failed to live up to his rhetoric," said Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.
News from The Oval
"I know that the economic policies that this President has put into place, working with Congress and then, when necessary, without Congress, have had the effect of reversing the most dramatic negative trend in employment since the Great Depression," Carney said.
The CBO outlook makes clear that congressional gridlock has played a key role in explaining why the long-term fiscal picture remains bleak.
Congress' inability to pass a long-term deficit reduction plan last year and ongoing partisan deadlock over how to overhaul the tax code and reform entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare currently leaves no realistic option to achieve a balanced budget anytime over the next decade, according to the report.
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said one of the greatest drivers of deficit spending is the aging population and the rising costs of health care related to it.
Elmendorf said that the longer Washington waits to act, the tougher the problem will be to solve.
The CBO outlook is a precursor to the president's budget for fiscal year 2013, which he is scheduled to send to Congress on Feb. 13. Likewise, House Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is expected to release a budget before Easter outlining Republican priorities.For more information about reprints & permissions, visit our FAQ's. To report corrections and clarifications, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones. For publication consideration in the newspaper, send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, phone number, city and state for verification. To view our corrections, go to corrections.usatoday.com.
RepMickMulvaney Rep. Mick Mulvaney
Questioning CBO Director Elmendorf at the House #Budget Cmte right now. To watch online, click here: ow.ly/8O46U #sctweets
@thehill Senate Dems can not make the rich cough the deficit, when Congress and 700 total like Romney have evaded paying taxes. #NonStarter
@MittRomney This stupid Democrat Betty McCollum thinks investors should be double-taxed to make up for yours and Congress' mistakes !!!! :(
@MittRomney you paid your 10% tithe, but you have not paid the full remaining 10% of your gross income for 10yrs.-evading I.R.S. $20 million
20% of gross income, includes capital gains (dividends, shorts, investments), and failing to pay 20% is tax evasion; we MUST NOT doubletax!!
@cspanvl We don't need to punish investors for the mistakes of Congress: they gambled the money, the lost, banks tipped them off ahead of it
@cspanvl watching my fav. CBO dude Douglas: he's correct-the annual revenue from 25-30 million jobs lost/unemployment very serious and grave
Please register for my e-newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on the latest events in Minnesota and Washington, DC.
2 people like this.
Aja Brooks We don't need to punish investors for the mistakes of Congress: they gambled the money, the lost, banks tipped them off ahead of it --- the double taxation is not correct, 20% is fine from gross income, if that is not paid, it is tax evasion.
13 minutes ago · Like2012_TeaParty Tea Party Chief
@cspanvl I agree with Mr. Woodall, but our obligation as citizens doesn't end when the "Fair Tax" is paid/that base budgeting is escapism.
@cspanvl We do need growth/I agree with him, we need to enter into the 10yr. debt plan that I proposed to put investors/business in control!
Rob Woodall shared a link.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Woodall’s (R-GA) latest piece of legislation, H.R. 3578, the “Baseline Reform Act,” will be considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives this Friday.
11 people like this.
Tyler Recker A step in the right direction.
Monday at 3:45pm · Like
Vanessa Hall Green Thats fantastic Rob! We will all be praying for its passage!
Monday at 3:59pm · Like
Terry Barnett Now, how do we get it passed to not let Obama be on the ticket in beautiful Georgia?
Monday at 5:08pm · Like
Lisa Chambers I hope it passes, and I hope the FairTax bill is next up for a vote!
Monday at 6:57pm · Like · 1
Aja Brooks I agree with Mr. Woodall, but our obligation as citizens doesn't end when the "Fair Tax" is paid/that base budgeting is escapism.
2 seconds ago · LikeFOREIGN POLICY CONCERNS:
Iraq executes 17 after U.N. rebukeReuters – 4 hrs ago
- 4 hrs ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq executed 17 people on Wednesday, days after U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillaycriticized Baghdad for carrying out a large number of executions and questioned the fairness of its judicial proceedings.
The Justice Ministry said the accused had been convicted of terrorism, armed robbery, kidnapping and murder. Ministry statistics indicated that Iraq executed 34 people in January.
"The Ministry of Justice is moving forward in carrying out fair punishment for criminals spilling Iraqi blood," Justice MinisterHassan al-Shimari said.
Pillay last week urged Iraq to halt executions, expressing concern about the transparency of court proceedings, due process and the fairness of trials.
She called the number of executions "terrifying" and said the death penalty could be imposed for 48 crimes including some related to non-fatal acts such as damage to public property.
Rights group Amnesty International has expressed concern about the use of the death penalty in Iraq. Human Rights Watch said in January that Iraq risked sliding back into authoritarian rule.
Executions were suspended after Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003 but reintroduced in 2004 by Iraqi authorities who said the death penalty was needed to combat a wave of sectarian bloodshed and attacks by insurgents.
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
News bites: NRC finds earthquake risks at nuke plantsBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/01/12 09:11 AM ET
New federal research shows that the country’s nuclear plants face risks from earthquakes, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A California nuclear plant was shut down when a leak was discovered at a reactor, Reuters reports.
A House Republican said policymakers must “bleed Repsol of whatever resources they may have” if there is a major threat that the company, which is drilling in Cuban waters near the United States, could cause an oil spill, Reuters said.
Petrobras discovered a small oil leak in Brazil, Bloomberg reports.
RON PAUL SIDEBAR COMMENTARY ON BILL CLINTON’S HYPERBOLE OF RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM AS THE ONLY CATALYST FOR OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING:
Close quote in context »
the decade-long adulterous affair between Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster.
SOURCE: THE NEW REPUBLIC2 WEEKS AGO
@DeptofDefense @HillaryNews I saw you at UN hearing, the circle is a horseshoe, so consider me as standing in that gap there, in prayer.
U.N. may be last chance for peace in SyriaBy Ammar Abdulhamid and Ken Ballen, Special to CNN
updated 1:54 PM EST, Wed February 1, 2012
The U.N. Security Council meets Tuesday to consider a resolution to stop the violence in Syria.
- U.N. Security Council considering resolution on regime's brutality in Syria
- Resolution calls for Bashar al-Assad to leave power as first step of transition to democracy
- Writers: If Russia vetoes, U.S. should call for an international conference on Syria
- Writers: Arab League, Islamic Conference, NATO, India, Brazil, others would take part
Editor's note: Ammar Abdulhamid is a Syrian activist, author of the daily blog Syrian Revolution Digest and a fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Ken Ballen, author of the book "Terrorists in Love" (Free Press, 2011), is president of Terror Free Tomorrow, a nonprofit institute that researches attitudes toward extremism, including in Syria.
(CNN) -- The U.N Security Council is considering the most important resolution yet on the brutal rule of terror that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has unleashed on his people. The resolution, proposed by Morocco and supporting the Arab League's plan, calls for al-Assad to leave power as the first step of a transition toward democracy.
Yet even while U.N. deliberations are taking place, al-Assad is desperately trying to quash the protest movement by escalating violence to an unprecedented degree. Several Damascus suburbs have already been invaded by tanks and armored vehicles, while residential neighborhoods have been continually hit by mortars. In the rural areas of Homs, Hama, Idlib, Dera and Deir Ezzor provinces, clashes between loyalist troops and rebels are daily occurrences, with loyalist forces indiscriminately shelling protest hubs.
In the city of Homs, there are signs a full-scale attack is in the works against restive neighborhoods. The escalation of the bombardment of different neighborhoods seems designed to drive as many residents out before loyalist forces intensify their attacks, practically razing these areas to the ground.
Al-Assad is taking advantage of every moment of debate to perpetrate massacres. Indeed, his recent call on loyalists to continue to form local units to support the army and the security forces in their ongoing crackdown against protesters comes as a clear indication of the increasing difficulty the regime is facing.
Without external support, the protest movement has proven impossible to defeat, even for al-Assad's machine of oppression, deemed by international human rights organizations as one of the worst in the Middle East. Ragtag defectors from the Syrian army and other civilians who have joined them have had to fight back.
Al-Assad is leaving his opponents with little choice. Either they have to settle for his version of reform, forever keeping the Syrian president and his inner circle in power and above the law, or, as he said recently, they are "terrorists" and will be struck with an "iron fist." Al-Assad's best defense at this stage is to play the hackneyed hand of dictators in the region threatening radicalism and sectarian strife. Only Russia and Iran still support this tactic.
With a Security Council resolution in hand, the world might have one final chance at imposing a peaceful resolution. After more than 5,000 people killed in 10 months of protest, the international community cannot continue to stand idly by.
If Russia exercises its veto at the Security Council on Thursday, the United States should call for an international conference on Syria, with the Arab League, the Islamic Conference, NATO, Japan, India, Brazil and all concerned states. This would be a viable path to legitimate multilateral action while circumventing the Russian veto. In fact, the United States should make clear to Russia immediately that in the event of a Russian veto, it will convene an international conference, so that any Russian veto will be a hollow gesture.
Syrian opposition coalitions, such as the Syrian National Council and the Antalya Conference for Change, and prominent independent dissidents should also be invited, so that they can endorse the outcome and legitimatize any international actions against the Syrian regime.Syria fighting spreads into countryside
The protesters and all Syrians who yearn for freedom are un-ambivalent in their call for international intervention. America faces a fundamental choice. It can stand behind democratic aspirations fully, or it can continue to rely on 19th-century notions of power politics and influence.
Backing tyrants as a hedge against Islamist extremism has only resulted in fostering more extremism. While the course of history is never smooth or predictable, supporting freedom, democracy and individual dignity will, over time, provide the most stable model for prosperity and peace.
Follow @CNNOpinion on Twitter.
Join the conversation on Facebook.
ABC SOUNDS THE ALARM THAT TENSIONS WITH IRAN MAY ESCALATE INTO A STATE OF ‘INEVITABILITY’ OF CONFLICT, WITH NEITHER SIDE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT ON NUCLEAR ENERGY, AGGRESSIVE CONFLICT, BACKFIRING SANCTIONS, AND A GENERAL INABILITY TO COMMUNICATE OR UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER:
BOTH U.S. AND IRAN HOLDING DEFENSIVE POSTURES AFTER IRAN DROPS ITS IMMINENT UNLOADING ON ISRAEL WITH THE IMPEACHMENT OF OBAMA AND FOR TURKEY REFUSING TO UPHOLD THE SANCTION ON IRAN’S BANK, UNLESS IT COMES THROUGH THE U.N. ITSELF:
By BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , RICHARD ESPOSITO, CINDY GALLI, LEE FERRAN and KIRIT RADIA(@KiritRadia_ABC)
A U.S. representative is meeting separately with members of the United Nations Security Council concerning a potential international response to the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador on U.S. soil, the State Department said today.
America's U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, is meeting with member nations today as part of the U.S. government's effort to "unite world opinion" against Iran, in the words of Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden said today that "nothing has been taken off the table" when it comes to America's possible response to the alleged plot.
"It is an outrageous act that the Iranians are going to have to be held accountable," Biden told ABC News' "Good Morning America". "This is really over the top."
Courtesy Neuces Co. Sheriff's Office
Manssor Arbabsiar, pictured here in a mugshot from a 2001 arrest for theft, has been named in a federal complaint in an alleged Iran-backed plot to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S.
U.S. Terror Plot Linked to Iran Watch Video
Iran 'Directed' D.C. Terror Plot, U.S. Says Watch Video
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday the DEA and FBI had disrupted a plot "conceived, sponsored and... directed from Iran" to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. in or outside a crowded Washington, D.C. restaurant which potentially would have been followed up by bombings of the Saudi Arabian and Israeli embassies. The U.S. said an Iranian-American, 56-year-old Manssor Arbabsiar of Corpus Christi, Texas, was working for elements of the Iranian government when he attempted to hire hitmen from the feared Zetas Mexican drug cartel to carry out the hit, but Arbabsiar was unwittingly speaking to a DEA informant from the start.
READ: U.S. Complaint in Alleged Iran-Directed Terror Plot (PDF)
Senior Obama administration officials had previously told ABC News the U.S. response would not include the possibility of an armed conflict with Iran and -- though a complaint filed in federal court directly tied Iran's elite Quds military unit to the plot -- there was no information that Iran's top leaders were aware or had any role.
White House spokesperson Jay Carney echoed Biden's comments to reporters this afternoon, saying all options are on the table, but said that "in dealing with Iran, we are clearly focused on working through economic measures -- sanctions -- as well as diplomatic measures to isolate Iran."
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday sanctions against five Iranians allegedly tied to the plot and additional sanctions today against an airline company allegedly linked to the Quds force.
Speaking in London, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief and ambassador to the U.S., Prince Turki al-Faisal, said, "somebody in Iran will have to pay the price, and that price will have to be on the terms acceptable to the norms and practices in Iran and other countries," according to a Reuters report.
READ: U.S. Will Not Respond Militarily to Iran Over Assassination Plot
A lawyer for Arbabsiar has not returned requests for comment, but the man's wife, Martha Guerrero, said he was wrongly accused.
"I may not be living with him being separated, but I cannot for the life of me think that he would be capable of doing that," she told ABC News' Austin affiliate KVUE, noting the two had been separated some time. "He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm sure of that."
Iranian officials have strongly rejected the U.S. accusations, calling them a "fabrication." The head of the Iranian mission to the United Nations penned a letter Tuesday to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressing "outrage" at the allegations.
"The U.S. allegation is, obviously, a politically-motivated move and a showcase of its long-standing animosity towards the Iranian nation," the letter says. "The Islamic Republic of Iran categorically and in the strongest terms condemns this shameful allegation by the United States authorities and deplores it as a well-thought evil plot in line with their anti-Iranian policy to divert attention from the current economic and social problems at home and the popular revolutions and protests against United States long supported dictatorial regimes abroad."
Alleged Terror Plotter Claims He Was 'Directed By High-Ranking' Iranian Officials
The new case, called Operation Red Coalition, began in May when Arbabsiar unwittingly approached a DEA informant seeking the help of a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, according to counter-terrorism officials.
Arbabsiar reportedly claimed he was being "directed by high-ranking members of the Iranian government," including a cousin who was "a member of the Iranian army but did not wear a uniform," according to a person briefed on the details of the case.
Arbabsiar and a second man, Gohlam Shakuri, an Iranian official, were named in a five-count criminal complaint filed Tuesday afternoon in federal court in New York. They were charged with conspiracy to kill a foreign official and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, a bomb, among other counts. Shakuri is still at large in Iran, Holder said.
Holder identified Shakuri as an Iran-based member of the Quds force.
Arbabsiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, expressed "utter disregard for collateral damage" in the planned bomb attacks in Washington, according to officials.
The complaint describes a conversation in which Arbabsiar was allegedly directing the informant to kill the Saudi ambassador and said the assassination could take place at a restaurant. When the informant feigned concern about Americans who also eat at the restaurant, Arbabsiar said he preferred if bystanders weren't killed but, "Sometimes, you know, you have no choice, is that right?"
U.S. officials said Arbabsiar met twice in July with the DEA informant in the northern Mexico city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas, and negotiated a $1.5 million payment for the assassination of the Saudi ambassador. As a down payment, officials said Arbabsiar wired two payments of $49,960 on Aug. 1 and Aug. 9 to an FBI undercover bank account after he had returned to Iran.
Officials said Arbabsiar flew from Iran through Frankfurt, Germany, to Mexico City Sept. 29 for a final planning session, but was refused entry to Mexico and later put on a plane to New York, where he was arrested.
Officials said Arbabsiar is now cooperating with prosecutors and federal agents in New York, where the case has been transferred.
"Though it reads like the pages of a Hollywood script, the impact would've been very real and many lives would've been lost," FBI Director Robert Mueller said of the foiled plot.
ABC News' Richard Esposito and Jake Tapper contributed to this report.
Officials: Iran, Syria Aided Bomb, Assassination Plot in BahrainRiot police pursue Bahraini anti-government protesters during clashes, Jan. 27, 2012, in the eastern village of Sitra, Bahrain. (Hasan Jamali/AP Photo)
By RYM MOMTAZ
Jan. 31, 2012
Five men arrested in November in connection with a plot to blow up the only bridge connecting the island of Bahrain with Saudi Arabia and to assassinate Bahraini politicians are allegedly tied to Iran's Revolutionary Guard and reportedly received military training in Syria, according to information leaked to the media by authorities.
The charges are the latest salvo in a regional struggle for power between Iran and the Arab Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, and come just after the U.S. revealed an alleged plot by Iran's Revolutionary Guard to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, D.C.
PHOTOS of Covert War: Iran and the West
Bahrain, a small, oil-rich island in the Persian Gulf that is home to the United States Navy's Fifth Fleet, has been rocked for nearly a year by anti-government protests in which dozens have died. Though its ruling family is Sunni, the majority of its population is Shiite Muslim. In March a Saudi-led Gulf military force was sent to Bahrain to back up local security forces. The establishment has accused Iran of exploiting the country's sectarian divide and inciting the protests that erupted in February, an accusation Iran has denied.
Iran Shows Alleged U.S. Drone on State TV Watch Video
A Missing American and a Missing Drone Watch Video
Baltic Sea Discovery Leads to UFO Chatter Watch VideoIn November, authorities in Bahrain announced they had arrested the five alleged plotters, all Bahraini citizens, who were reportedly planning to blow up the King Fahd bridge, the main causeway linking Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, in addition to the Bahrain Interior Ministry and the Saudi embassy in Bahrain's capital, Manama. The men were also allegedly planning on assassinating Bahraini members of parliament and journalists.
Four of the five men were arrested in neighboring Qatar as they were crossing by car en route to Iran, according to a statement by the Bahrain ministry of interior. "They admitted to leaving Bahrain illegally, encouraged by others to head to Iran through Qatar and Syria, in order to establish an organization in Bahrain that would carry out terror attacks on vital infrastructure and target personalities," according to a November statement from the Bahraini Interior Ministry.
Click Here to Sign Up for Breaking News and Investigation Alerts From The Brian Ross Investigative Unit
Qatari customs officials found "maps of vital Bahraini infrastructure," as well as a "laptop containing sensitive security information," plane reservations to Syria and "large sums of U.S. dollars and Iranian currency," according to the statement.
Page 2 of 2
Jan. 31, 2012
Officials: Bahrainis Trained in Syrian CampIn new information leaked to al-Arabiya, a Saudi-backed pan-Arab cable channel, Bahraini authorities now claim that the men were arrested while en route to Iran to train with the Revolutionary Guard, the elite paramilitary force controlled by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and to receive a religious fatwa for "defensive jihad" against the Bahraini establishment.
Sources confirmed to ABC News that post-arrest interrogations had led to the new allegations, and also claimed that the men had spent time in a military training camp on the Lebanese-Syrian border, where they were reportedly taught how to blow up buildings and carry out assassinations. Experts believe the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which is closely linked to the country's ruling clerics, established the camp in 1983 to train members of the then-nascent Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah. Both the Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah are designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S. government.In November, Attorney General Eric Holder said that the U.S. had disrupted a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., and alleged that the plan was "conceived, sponsored [and] directed from Iran" by a faction of the government. A member of the Quds force of the Revolutionary Guard was charged in the criminal complaint.
The crisis in Syria has been seen as another important battleground between Iran and the Saudis, with Iran reportedly providing much needed financial assistance to the Syrian regime through its other regional ally Iraq, just as Saudi Arabia has led the Arab League's incremental isolation of the Assad regime.
The alleged plotters are set to appear in court in February. Though they acknowledge that they left Bahrain without going through the proper border authorities, the men deny the rest of the accusations.
The year-long unrest in Bahrain has killed at least 50 people. A report published in November by an independent panel of human rights experts appointed by Bahrain's king found that security forces used excessive force and used systematic torture in detention. The commission also found no evidence of a "clear link between the events in Bahrain and Iran."
Updated: 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 | Posted: 9:57 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide
Don Cornelius; 1936 - 2012
'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide
'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicideThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES —
Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running and pioneering TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home, police said. He was 75.
Officer responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m., police said.
He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
"Soul Train" was one of the first U.S. shows to showcase African-Americans prominently, and it introduced television audiences to such legendary artists as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Barry White.
The show began in Chicago as a local program in 1970 and aired nationally from 1971 to 2006, bringing the best rhythm & blues, soul and later hip-hop acts to TV and having teenagers dance to them. Cornelius was the first host and executive producer.
"There was not programming that targeted any particular ethnicity," Cornelius said in 2006, then added: "I'm trying to use euphemisms here, trying to avoid saying there was no television for black folks, which they knew was for them."
Cornelius, who was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in 2006 he remained grateful to the musicians who made "Soul Train" the destination for the best and latest in black music.
"I figured as long as the music stayed hot and important and good, that there would always be a reason for 'Soul Train,'" Cornelius said.
He stepped down as "Soul Train" host in 1993.
The Soul Train Awards Cornelius founded will return to the air after a two-year hiatus to recognize those who helped shape R&B music.
Record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid, singers Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson will be honored on the two-hour music special scheduled to air Nov. 29. Actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will co-host the awards.
Copyright The Associated Press
DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR COMMUNITY? THE GOVERNMENT? MAKE YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD? DON’T JUST SIT BACK AND SAY NOTHING, GET POLITICALLY INVOLVED BY USING YOUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY!!
BECOME A LOBBYIST!
UN-REGISTERED LOBBYIST IN THE STATE OF GA REQUIRES SPENDING $250 MAXIMUM YEARLY, FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO YOUR CAUSE OR PARTY.
REGISTERED LOBBYIST = $300 BADGE FEE FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR CAUSE, THEN IT ALSO MEANS A MONTHLY CLUB DUE TO YOUR PARTY OR CANDIDATE OF $20 MONTHLY, MAXIMUM $2,500 FOR ELECTION CYCLE. SEE http://ethics.ga.gov/ to register AND FOR REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND RULES, IF YOU REPORT ON TIME YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY FEES: http://ethics.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/LobbyistRenewalINSTRUCTIONS12-13-11.pdf
Lobbyist hours will be 9:00AM to 3:30PM
For additional questions on the lobbyist registration/renewal process
please e-mail your questions to
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: CREATIVE INNOVATIONS
Small Business · McDonough, Georgia
|Description||ORIGINAL ART, REPRODUCTIONS, COMMISSIONS|
*also making handmade purses and Tea Party hats!!
|Address||5916 EAST LAKE PKWY. SUITE 107, McDonough, GA 30253 · Get Directions|
|Status||Open until 3:00 pm.|
|Founded||established 2004, went online in 2007|
|About||expressing creativity and sharing it with others|
|Mission||2012 Mission Work:|
*1/1/12 Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church $2 tithe/Prayer List
*1/7/12 $70 worth of scarves to Project Overcoat for United Way
*1/16/12 $10 Rick Perry
*1/31/12 $10 Rick Santorum
EVERY ITEM CREATED OR PURCHASED IS USED TO BLESS OTHERS!
WE SUPPORT BILLY GRAHAM MINISTRIES, REPEMU INTERNATIONALhttp://repemuint.org/ministries/, AND LOCAL CHURCHES
Using my business to facilitate God's will: tithing, supporting churches, charitable donations, and others in need.
2011 CONTRIBUTIONS/my treasures in Heaven:
*4/14/11 Prison ministry $10
*4/30/11 Billy Graham Japanese disaster relief $3.30
*5/3/11 Red Cross disaster relief for the South $1.59
*5/9/11 Red Cross disaster relief for the South $.42
*5/10/11 GA GOP Chairmanship Tricia Pridemore Grassroots and GA GOP $5
*5/16/11 Prison ministry $10
*6/23/11 tithe and prayer list $2
*7/16/11 Prison ministry $10
*8/16/11 Prison ministry $10
*9/11/11 DeKalb Memorial 9/11 $9.12
*9/16/11 Prison ministry $10
*10/5/11 2 pink breast cancer awareness scarves, valued at $10
*10/22/11 1 pink breast cancer awareness scarf and pink purse, valued at $15
*11/6/11 Prison ministry $10
*11/24/11 1 camo scarf valued at $15
*12/6/11 1 pink and black diva scarf valued at $15
*12/8/11 4 red and black Mt. Zion school colors - scarves valued at $40
*12/21/11 Prison ministry $5/$5
*12/21/11 Rick Santorum $10
*12/24/11 1 ocean colored scarf, valued at $15
2011 statement: I produced over $700 worth of goods, I gave $200 of it to charity, I had a few orders this year that paid for the cost of my post office box rental yearly of $120.
|Price Range||$$$$ (50+)|
Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
Churlish souls stint their contributions to the ministry and missionary operations, and call such saving good economy; little do they dream that they are thus impoverishing themselves. Their excuse is that they must care for their own families, and they forget that to neglect the house of God is the sure way to bring ruin upon their own houses. Our God has a method in providence by which He can succeed our endeavours beyond our expectation, or can defeat our plans to our confusion and dismay; by a turn of His hand He can steer our vessel in a profitable channel, or run it aground in poverty and bankruptcy. It is the teaching of Scripture that the Lord enriches the liberal and leaves the miserly to find out that withholding tendeth to poverty. In a very wide sphere of observation, I have noticed that the most generous Christians of my acquaintance have been always the most happy, and almost invariably the most prosperous. I have seen the liberal giver rise to wealth of which he never dreamed; and I have as often seen the mean, ungenerous churl descend to poverty by the very parsimony by which he thought to rise. Men trust good stewards with larger and larger sums, and so it frequently is with the Lord; He gives by cartloads to those who give by bushels. Where wealth is not bestowed the Lord makes the little much by the contentment which the sanctified heart feels in a portion of which the tithe has been dedicated to the Lord. Selfishness looks first at home, but godliness seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, yet in the long run selfishness is loss, and godliness is great gain. It needs faith to act towards our God with an open hand, but surely He deserves it of us; and all that we can do is a very poor acknowledgment of our amazing indebtedness to His goodness.
The Tea Party Lobby email@example.com took email, twitter, and Facebook feedback and proposed CUTS to local programs http://lnk.ms/RCtmn AND fed pgms http://lnk.ms/RCtmq. More than 5,000 participated on Facebook http://lnk.ms/Q3lmB - like the pagehttp://lnk.ms/RCtms --- VOTE YES on the Balanced Budget Amendment and CUTS or hit the automatic recall button yourself: we replaced 59 seats in the House, and we intend to rid Congress of Obamanomics and impeach Obama for high crimes, treason with China, and wasting $9 trillion.
|Products||art, Tea Party hats, Tea Party purses - handmade, originals and replicas|
PARTICIPATE: RESHARE, MEET ONCE A DAY OR ONCE A WEEK, AND EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND THOUGHT.
I WOULD SUGGEST PLANNING AHEAD; STOCKPILE FOOD, WEAPONS, GOLD, AND ADJUST YOUR STOCKS ACCORDINGLY. IF WE CAN NOT REACH AN AGREEMENT BY MARCH, THE GOVERNMENT WILL SHUT DOWN THIS FOURTH TIME, AND YOU NEED TO BE READY TO SURVIVE FOR THE NEXT 9 MONTHS OR SO....
|CIRCULATION: EXPONENTIALLY BY POWERS OF 10, IF THESE VIEWERS RESHARE TO 10 PEOPLE...|
|SUBSCRIBERS THROUGH FACEBOOK GROUPS AND CONTRIBUTORS:|
FACEBOOK GROUP NAMES: MEMBERSHIP ROLL:
ACROP WATCH 1159
2012 ANTI-DEFICIT PURPLE AGENDA 265
THE GEORGIA GANG 1286
CLAYTON COUNTY TEA PARTY 16
FAYETTE COUNTY TEA PARTY 6
HENRY COUNTY TEA PARTY 33
JONES COUNTY TEA PARTY 3
SPALDING COUNTY TEA PARTY 16
PATRIOT ACTION NETWORK 4160
SYNTHESIS LEGISLATIVE WORK GROUP 300
WOMEN’S ONLINE TEA PARTY 110
ANTI-SECRET SOCIETY 169
BBA TASK FORCE 220
BEN CRYSTAL’S OUTSIDE THE ASYLUM 160
CITIZEN DEFENSE COALITION 3175
CONSERVATIVE VOTER COALITION 5006
CHIMPY’S REAL AMERICAN 2336
DEFEAT OBAMA - RON PAUL 2012 272
FREE COREY CLAGETT 4400
GA 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT FOR HERMAN 515
GEORGIA FIRST 2862
GEORGIANS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT 1191
IT’S NOT “PUBLIC SCHOOL” IT’S “GOVT. SCHOOL” 1287
JAMES GROUP OF ACTIVISTS 121
NORTH GEORGIA 9-12 266
OUR VETERAN WALL 3210
POLITICAL FRIENDS 192
REFOUNDING AMERICA 2467
SYNTHESIS ARCHIVES 322
TEA PARTY CONSORTIUM 63
US GOVT. AGENCIES-THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH 69
UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL SOVEREIGNTY 917
WE WANT A PUBLIC INVESTIGATION INTO CLIMATE 366
UNIFIED MILITIA 1561
“THE SYNTHESIS” IS A FREE PRESS: NO ONE PAYS ME TO COMPILE THESE ARTICLES OR PAYS ME TO COMMENT ON THEM. IN LIKENESS AND SPIRIT OF THE “CHEROKEE PHOENIX”, THESE ARTICLES ARE IN ENGLISH FOR THE CONGLOMERATION OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING MODERN DAY CHEROKEES, THOSE OF MIXED HERITAGE, AND FOR TEA PARTY GROUP DISCUSSION IN USING PICTURES TO CONVEY THE MEANING. THESE MAY BE REPRINTED FOR YOUR GROUPS OR DISTRIBUTED AS TEA PARTY LITERATURE, BUT THEY ARE OF THE DIGEST RANGE, 25-75 PGS. IN LENGTH.
"THE SYNTHESIS" ARCHIVES, LINKS TO READ AND SHARE AT YOUR NEXT TEA PARTY OR WITH FRIENDS:
4-25-2010 TEA PARTY EDITION http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AVUUGGGbcuQuZGRya3NyYmZfNjMwZmo5ajI1cDQ&hl=en
5-2-2010&5-9-2010 DOUBLE FEATURE BOY IT SURE LOOKS BAD FOR OBAMA EDITION http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AVUUGGGbcuQuZGRya3NyYmZfNjM4Y2h0M3o4aGM&hl=en
5-16-2010 THE GUESS WHAT?! EDITION https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AVUUGGGbcuQuZGRya3NyYmZfNjY3ZDV4ZHo4ZGY&hl=en
5-23-2010 : 6 MILLION GALLONS OF OIL LATER... your rights and the government EDITION http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AVUUGGGbcuQuZGRya3NyYmZfNjg4Z3h6M2NzZ2M&hl=en
5-29-2010: 39 MILLION GALLONS OF OIL LATER, MEMORIAL DAY 2010 WEEKEND EDITION https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AVUUGGGbcuQuZGRya3NyYmZfNzE1aHJmZjcyZ3Y&hl=en
6-6-2010: an oil cap, a GAYTOPIA, and T-R-E-A-S-O-N.... THE FIRST SUMMER EDITION OF 2010, THE REST OF THE PRESS IS ON SUMMER VACATION (NO "MEET THE PRESS" JUST SUMMER TENNIS? NO CHRIS MATTHEWS EITHER)
6-13-2010: YOU GOT NO MONEY, MAYBE NO CAR, AND ABOUT TO HAVE NO HOUSE.... 2010
SUMMERTIME BLUES, BUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE A FREE 6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO "THE SYNTHESIS" http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AVUUGGGbcuQuZGRya3NyYmZfODA4Z2Jrczl3YzM&hl=en
8-13-2010: CAPPING OFF THE SUMMER, 2010 SUMMER’S END EDITION: THE KIDDIES ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, AND IT TOOK OBAMA NEARLY 4 MONTHS TO ‘PLUG THE HOLE’--- BUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE A FREE 6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO "THE SYNTHESIS"
8-22-2010: EXPOSING THE 2010 CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES OF THE DEMOCRATS: UNFUNDED FOOD STAMPS, FAKE BUDGET CUTS, AND HOUSING GIMMICKS FOR VOTES... WHY IT’S SO HARD TO DO THE RIGHT THING FIRST BECAUSE OF REGRESSIVE POLITICS https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1cV67sYM99nyZBT1DY-C8D87UedFevwg0e_ZYz_A7zGE&hl=en#
12-1-2010: POST 2010 ELECTION-THANKSGIVING EDITION: OBAMA IS FACING $26 BILLION IN CUTS TO HIS 2011 BUDGET/REPUBLICAN THANKFULNESS SHOWS ITSELF IN MANY FORMS, AS AMERICANS ARE NO TURKEYS WHEN IT COMES TO WALKING AWAY FROM OBAMA’S LACKLUSTER PRESIDENTIAL POLICIES.... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a5_JeRPE70CNhMtkEC_DdRJFG9DQYHP7IsP9xosHryU/edit?hl=en&authkey=CIXJw5oH
12-5-2010: THE UN-CENSURED EDITION... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iYvA-ynRJE8rRkWnegrpeO6A6pVuE68M45ghIuUccUo/edit?hl=en&authkey=CJO1negB
12-20-2010: VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
THE RECON. ACT IS CONFIRMED AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL: OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CONTESTED BY SUPREME COURT 1-7-2011.... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1viNttdmZCklOjSJ2dyAz2IlF4VGrtzNlMN_uwCaqvDg/edit?authkey=CIDK0q0J&hl=en&pli=1#
12-27-2010: MERRY CHRISTMAS -- THE PERSON OF THE YEAR IS OF COURSE, GLENN BECK: https://docs1.google.com/document/d/1iI5xix4pBLfubYV2mdd9mN-0Hk2c-rBgC_Rv8NCKti8/edit?hl=en#
1-4-2011 EDITION: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! SO I GUESS I’M STILL JUST A LITTLE P-SSED....
1-7-2011 JUDGEMENT DAY EDITION:
1-14-2011 EDITION: HEY, YOU CAN’T SAY THAT... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-LZANvBs58rC9OsYYPfU7bY63svuRfYBGKPA7qQH3Mk/edit?hl=en&pli=1#
1-23-2011 EDITION: 50th Anniversary of JFK’S INAUGURATION.... remembering those affected by the Arizona shooting tragedy https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Em3-CdaZXv_SS00ZzYK3IlwvZqrXL-41oGZA_sR49F4/edit?hl=en&pli=1#
1-25-2011 EDITION: THE 2011 STATE OF THE TEA PARTY ADDRESS https://docs3.google.com/document/d/1cuNaMf2I9K08ntMgXlN5h0XXVX7Oo42rnqZRLPykn-8/edit?pli=1&hl=en#
1-30-2011 EDITION: THE CAPITOL IS NO PLACE FOR A TEA PARTY !!! https://docs2.google.com/document/d/1VdK9fOfOgYX2LgcCNPJCxDDtui3taT7NEi_3PDVyguk/edit?hl=en#
2-2-2011 GROUND HOG EDITION: OBAMA IS NULLIFIED; WE DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW HIM! https://docs0.google.com/document/d/1KTnz7OL-BH3XjpYzY1AkwzYk1AyPfQ8ognja90YfBLo/edit?hl=en#
2-6-2011 IMPEACHMENT EDITION: WITH H.R. 4872, OBAMA TO USE YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO BED PLANNED PARENTHOOD WITH SEX TRAFFICKERS TO ENACT CORRUPT CONTRACTS WITH STERICYCLE AS ABORTION FOR PROFIT... https://docs.google.com/document/d/14PDQAADUP3sPwsBGMjuQk8p5wq6oyyt9lxyzK8gud5g/edit?hl=en#
2-20-2011 EXPLOSION EDITION: EVERYTHING IS EXPLODING: STATE BUDGET COSTS, POLITICIAN’S EGOS, AND EVEN HOMES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rrCQPBHqdyrbMBOtvUFYM9VeYatg-iB1GoRAkdF-6Vg/edit?hl=en#
2-27-2011 EDITION: WAS IT A PRESIDENTIAL WEEK OR THE MOMENT FOR IMPEACHMENT? THIS WEEK OBAMA’S WTF MOMENT... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wS_FBeLHOHensYpCHn7ZsIr1SP8lNrFz-v2BMFyKwx4/edit?hl=en&pli=1#
3-11-2011 EDITION: WOULD OBAMA PLEASE COMMENCE TO NOT SPEAK, AND WOULD THE SUPREME COURT PLEASE SPEAK UP?? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhbpchXYpmO3F8dYFX28yP5yXtKHaam8S5a0g3-DLGY/edit?hl=en#
3-18-2011/3-25-2011 MARCH-MADNESS DOUBLE-FEATURE EDITION: ONE YEAR LATER, OBAMACARE HAS GIVEN YOU UNEMPLOYMENT, STILL NO HEALTH INSURANCE, AND A $14 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT...https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EBferxQ1r_evna1B2x-6q3mL21kxex517s5RLWSneik/edit?hl=en#
4-01-2011/4-08-2011 THE-JOKE-IS-ON-OBAMA DOUBLE-FEATURE EDITION: GOP GIVES OBAMA DOUBLE WHAMMY WITH THE PATH TO PROSPERITY! https://docs.google.com/document/d/13zVuOv0mv1i00O_NYCEQ5V_mupk-eZ-7O7yq9SFiwsE/edit?hl=en#
4-20-2011 SPECIAL FEATURE EDITION: THE TEA PARTY DECLARES WAR ON OBAMA DEFICIT! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D6NuunT6oyljKRs2N5pHCOBlTG7K_Utn9Butvcwp3IE/edit?hl=en#
5-1-2011 EDITION: “MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING” … https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uqsIJuauYRdtwi6B88vlRH_s_V2us7nNPrR3zXM7etI/edit?hl=en#
5-8-2011 EDITION: NOPE, NOT BLUNDERER IN CHIEF, “LIAR IN CHIEF”: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j_IfOwQbfN839fqcQ9BNcZ7BCCgKjHxgmvpDJnl2rI8/edit?hl=en#
5-14-2011 EDITION: CORRUPTION... CONGRESS SINCE 2006, OTHER LOCAL GA GOP GROUPS, AND CROOKED LAW ENFORCEMENT! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PREXKHVpI_c_RRWPJXABLz6oIvwtSY2B0lmVYx_Wic4/edit?hl=en#
5-20-2011 EDITION: THE TYRANNY OF OBAMA, DICTATOR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PURSE, IS UNFORTUNATELY ALIVE AND WELL.... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nIp03RGVBOrMEipEIEutEYoX1QvbXHhBAYbt0WzpiDk/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1#
5-27-2011 EDITION: OBAMA THE TRAITOR, THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN LEGACY: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A4T0XhS1PHvBxwWY8t_uf-NvFnNbFKJuHQbmsxVPwkE/edit?hl=en_US#
6-03-2011 EDITION: SUMMERTIME IS ANTI-OBAMA AGENDA ERADICATION PLANNING AND STEAM FOR TEA PARTY CAMPAIGNING 2012 !! https://docs.google.com/document/d/11AHGYsh7b5M6G8vLFNKNUTTipupD_HODibL-9UMoiCw/edit?hl=en_US
6-10-2011 EDITION: THE GREAT UNRAVELING... HEY I HEARD THE WHITE HOUSE IS HIRING... THE COUNTRY IS FALLING APART UNDER OBAMA !! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HjzTDFlhfE2PTumdaH0iX9vfb3eA3ywtODiwdDtMTys/edit?hl=en_US
7-4-2011 POST-FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL EDITION: A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, AND OUR ELDERS ON AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM; HOW TO WIN-THE-FUTURE IN THE WTF GENERATION:
7-11-2011 and 7-17-2011 DOUBLE FEATURE EDITION: UNEMPLOYMENT, A $14 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT, AND A GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T WORK, AS IT CAN’T EVEN GOVERN ITSELF !!
7-22-2011 MEDIA SELLOUTS AND DEFAULT: CONSIDER THE TEA PARTY AS ANTISEPTIC TO AN INFECTED WOUND OF 2008 UNETHICAL ELECTION POLICIES, LYING MEDIA, AND PARTY POLITICS!
7-27-2011 DEFAULT PREVENTION EDITION: A BRIEF HISTORY, THE FACTS ABOUT CUTS, HOW MUCH, WHAT PROGRAMS, THE FEATURES OF EACH PLAN, AND TEA PARTY DISCOURSE ON WHAT IT ACTUALLY MEANS TO BE A CONSERVATIVE IN A VOLATILE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT https://docs.google.com/document/d/11wxIiTKkaK5OzWzPvWS1wRPzfQSPSioC2Gu7ZgdmeJM/edit?hl=en_US
8-4-2011 IT’S NON-CITIZEN OBAMA’S BDAY EDITION: A BITTERSWEET VICTORY FOR THE TEA PARTY - THE 2012 BATTLEGROUND ESTABLISHED ON CHOOSING FINANCIAL SECURITY RATHER UNLIKE 2008 POLITICAL NOVELTY GAMES... https://docs.google.com/document/d/14bDVsP5N-1lCEjOWAu0WZ4z1mN3ERAAUfOZqavpSAwc/edit?hl=en_US
8-12-2011: OBAMA’S POLITICAL CREDIT DOWNGRADED AND WITH S&P: YOU CAN’T BUILD, FUND, AND MAINTAIN A PRESIDENCY ON LIES.... HIS NON-CITIZEN STATUS BEGETS DEATH KNELL TO ECONOMY BY S&P DOWNGRADE, CORRUPTION WITH BANKS, AND FOREIGN POLICY SLIPPING FROM HIS GRASP... ALSO, IOWA GOP DEBATE REAL-TIME TWEETS WITH A CONGRESSIONAL AUDIT UNDERWAY TO REPLACE THE CESSPOOL OF CONGRESS...
8-21-2011: THE TEA PARTY ISN’T THE SAME AS THE GOP... WHY WE’RE NOT SUPPORTING NEWT GRINGRICH 2012, AND WHY THE TEA PARTY ISN’T RACIST OR EXCLUSIVE, UNLIKE DEMOCRATS... (ESPECIALLY RACIST BLACK DEMOCRATS WHO ONLY WANT A BLACK FACE REPRESENTING THEM AND WANT TO REPRESENT BLACK CONSTITUENTS ONLY) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SpuDu2TPPjNz3ARoqwSRNjSuzeVmYyHpqPXi4_yQejY/edit?hl=en_US
8-26-2011: RESTORING FISCAL SANITY AND ECONOMIC STABILITY, UNLIKE OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS, THE TEA PARTY HAS A PLAN AND WE’RE NOT AFRAID TO PUT IT ON PAPER... HOW OBAMA IS TAXING US EMOTIONALLY BEYOND REASON, HOW MUCH IT’S COSTING US, AND WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT !!! EXPOSING WHY WASTING $9 TRILLION WAS DUBBED “TREACHEROUS AND TREASONOUS”...
9-1-2011: UNVEILING THE 2011-2012 TEA PARTY ELECTION BATTLE PLAN “TAKE BACK
AMERICA” CAMPAIGN -- SLAYING THE BEAST OF BIG GOVERNMENT... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r6vsH4lkEd32V5UCDYhtohRBo2gXytUtr2p_-FkIbe4/edit?hl=en_US
9-11-2011: REMEMBERING 9-11-01, 10YRS. OF WAR IN THE NEW AGE OF AMERICA... 25-30 MILLION STILL OUT OF WORK; TECHNOLOGY, RACIAL POLITICS, AND CORRUPTION FROM THE HIGHEST OFFICE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YFCRahee9R6YQ-Lxt3p-s4KyjOASJlgRUGeH7cT9fd4/edit?hl=en_US
9-26-2011: LAME- DUCKY, NON-CITIZEN OBAMA IS CLUELESS ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND HIS SHOVEL IS RUSTING FOR THE “SHOVEL-READY” JOBS HE PROMISED.... https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Sr5OblkEGbgJvrRMobVv07XBxN5v0ycrbQTjQcP5yU/edit?hl=en_US
9-30-2011 P-DAY EDITION: SO, WILL YA OR WON’T YA?! OH BUT IT’S NOT MY FAULT.... IF I DON’T TURN THE ECONOMY AROUND IN 3 YEARS, "then there is going to be a one term proposition"https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f6LS8JA0JB7OjjqUVEb-15FM_lYEFJZilcTPAFDeJ1M/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1
10-6-2011 SPECIAL EDITION: CELEBRATING 5 YRS. FREE FROM GOVERNMENT GLUTTONY.... my personal story, my passion, and pertinent relevance that drives the Tea Party movement https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rJBlrKpbz2cmx1bN7uyKLCAykV9om1qnim8j-IPkqKE/edit?hl=en_US
10-16-2011 EDITION: OBAMA’S CORRUPTION LAID BARE: RACIST POLITICAL AGENDAS, A FULLY UNRAVELED PRESIDENCY WITH IMPEACHMENT LONG OVERDUE; OCCUPY WALL STREET A PLOY FOR HIS BSJobsAct, WATCHING THE SOLYNDRA HEARINGS ON C-SPAN AND THE FAST&FURIOUS GUN SCANDAL, GOP KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE AND THE “I’M A MORMON” OBAMONEY ADS...
10-20-2011 SPECIAL EDITION: OSAMA, ANWAR, GADDAFI, ALL DEAD... BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LIVING? CHURCH TITHING AT ALL-TIME LOW, PINK SLIPS A-PLENTY, OCCUPY WHATEVER STREET, LOW FOOD INVENTORIES... THE TEA PARTY CHIEF TELLS OBAMA TO GET HIS ASS IN GEAR.... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1va06sK0-_HzJrwLrmTmBbCD49zDLZFcOpE0Mh6rvhhE/edit?hl=en_US
10-23-2011 SUPER SUNDAY EDITION: OBAMA-GADDAFI CORRUPTION TIED TO CAIR DONATIONS FROM 2008, 39,000 COMING HOME FROM IRAQ, NEW FOCUS IS AFRICA: YEAH BUDDY, LET’S TALK ABOUT RACISM... CRACK HAS CONSEQUENCES, OCCUPY WHATEVER STREET FIZZLES AND DOESN’T SURVIVE THE COLD WEATHER OR RATIONAL THINKING TEST, AND THIS IS THE HOMECOMING WE GIVE OUR TROOPS??!!https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GklnNKudQ4TT6kXfcUCFK8OKpjSmHKqKGruLQvvy3E/edit?pli=1&hl=en_US
10-28-2011 FAT AMERICA EDITION: PAYING FOR AMERICA’S GLUTTONY AND GREED-BINGING, BAD HABITS, AND SPENDING ADDICTIONS ARE COSTING OUR COUNTRY’S BRIGHT FUTURE, AND HOW AND WHY CONSERVATISM WORKS AS A SOLUTION, AS A WAY OF LIFE, AND A POLITICAL IDEOLOGY WHEN OTHERS DON’T...
11-3-2011 NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EDITION #1: THE HISTORY OF THE CHEROKEE PHOENIX REVISITED, 34 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALL FOR HOLDER’S RESIGNATION, FOLLOWED BY THE TEA PARTY’S INSISTENCE THAT OBAMA BE CHARGED WITH MISAPPROPRIATION AND FRAUD FOR NOT PRODUCING A BUDGET, WHATSOEVER....
11-8-2011 GA VOTES EDITION: ON SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES, PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, EARTHQUAKES, SALACIOUS SCANDALS, AND POVERTY RATE CLIMBS FROM 42 MILLION IN ONE YEAR TO AN ALL-TIME 30YR. HIGH IN 2011 TO 49 MILLION.... THIS YEAR’S CLIMATE A GOOD BAROMETER OF 2012 ELECTION TRENDS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14B2uG-ub6SMZZEfwUlRrxrXNCMc2fntfocDt57tMMZQ/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1
11-19-2011 EDITION: GA MARKS REMEMBRANCE OF THE BURNING OF ATLANTA WITH A FULL NIGHT WATCH, #OWS INSURRECTION, THWARTED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT, TEA PARTY PUTS GPS ON CONGRESS, SUPER COMMITTEE, BUDGET AND CUTS, WITH FOUR GRUMPY OLD MEN FROM GA.... (and 3 stories of VINDICATION, in AZ, GA, AND EVEN JUSTIN BIEBER....)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UVSd_lx2-Hf437aGufgYl5hgaa9B8efxBFsoluD9MQY/edit?pli=1&hl=en_US
11-26-2011 EDITION: NOMINEES GET THEIR REPORT CARD, WHO’S THIS YEAR’S TURKEY, NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH REACHES THE CLIMAX, HOW GEORGIA CELEBRATES BLACK FRIDAY....
11-29-2011 SPECIAL EDITION: PROMISES, PROMISES... VIRTUES, AND THE STUFF THAT POLITICS IS REALLY MADE OF, AND WELL, WHAT IT ISN’T:
12-08-2011 SOLIDIFYING NOMINATION: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AMERICA’S PRESIDENT IN THE AFTERMATH OF DNC CORRUPTION AND TO REPAIR THE CRACKS OBAMA HAS CAUSED TO OUR NATION’S FOUNDATION... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oIzctEYX0inZ3THn15_8OQyZ-7pWQ5Zk_I6sbTAeIE0/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1
12-13-2011 GEARING TO A PEACETIME ECONOMY, THIS EDITION CELEBRATES TWO YEARS IN PRINT TODAY:
THE GOP HAS A NEWTINY ON THEIR HANDS, THE TEA PARTY CHIEF TELLS CONGRESS HELL NO~ ON THEIR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST AND DISCUSSES EU SUMMIT PROGRESS WITH SARKOZY, THE DEBATES ON THE EVE OF THE PRIMARY TO PREPARE FOR THE LAST DEBATE, AND WHY THE GA TEA PARTY ENDORSES RICK PERRY AND RICK SANTORUM AS WORTHY OF NOMINATION: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xzQDvD8G7WCEpyi2FpUb5zPJkCQVcOgJ0J-3jUqJEfY/edit?hl=en_US
MARKING MILESTONES AND SETTING MONUMENTS 12-18-11 EDITION: U.S. DRAWS FORMAL END TO IRAQ WAR AND OCCUPATION, WRAPPING THEIR US-IRAQ FORCES FLAG IN CAMO; SOLDIERS RETURN HOME, THE TEA PARTY REMEMBERS BORDER AGENT BRIAN TERRY, AND CONGRESS GIVES OBAMA AN INFORMAL 60 DAY NOTICE TO VACATE THE OFFICE... (REALLY? I HAVE PEOPLE CONTACTING ME WHEN I NEVER SIGNED UP FOR ROMNEY EMAIL ALERTS ABOUT THE PRIMARY IN GEORGIA IN MARCH? PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE SOME MANNERS WHEN THEY HOST EVENTS, AND DON’T TELL ME WHO TO VOTE FOR...) https://docs.google.com/document/d/10zQwojdjw8MoMOv7yhIIKgz-VDeh_Jh9gwebdgT6CQU/edit?hl=en_US
HOW OBAMA SAYS MERRY CHRISTMAS 12-23-2011 EDITION:
OBAMA HAS A PRESIDENTIAL MELTDOWN; HE THREATENS TO VETO THE UNANIMOUSLY PASSED CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD PREVENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, PHONES IN ON THE BLACKBERRY TO BLAME THE HOUSE, AND GOES ON A $4 MILLION HAWAIIAN VACATION WHEN WE HAVE A $15 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT, AND STILL NO APPROVED BUDGET.... THE TEA PARTY ISSUES OBAMA’S IMPEACHMENT ORDER, SUBSEQUENT TO THE HOUSE FINISHING THEIR INVESTIGATION OF THE TEA PARTY’S PETITION OF IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES FROM 5-27-11, EFFECTIVE 1-1-12: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XhvtgGcHDQ8C5CSW616QfkVoxj-KQleRPvs0pTR0Bwg/edit?hl=en_US
12-29-11 FIRST PRIMARY PRIMER EDITION:
THE IOWA CAUCUS, THE NOMINEES’ STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES, DO THEY GET THE TEA PARTY’S “THUMBS’ UP” OR “THUMBS’ DOWN” , AND WHY OR WHY NOT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19xdYwSB7t6SPAmfErCtcN0tatldqKLB2AkgoF2auR_0/edit?pli=1&hl=en_US
1-5-12 POST PRIMARY EDITION: AFTER SANTORUM’S SURGE, IOWA CROWNS SANTORUM NOMINEE CONTENDER: what the numbers reveal... the Tea Party Chief discusses nomination strategy, general election strategy, and beats the drum for Obama’s impeachment and removal from Office:
1-9-12 EDITION: GA LEGISLATURE NOW IN SESSION, 2012 IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (though we were given 2 dates and it didn’t end and Obama thinks he is the Mahdi, when he’s not), SANTORUM REALLY WON IOWA, RON PAUL FOLLOWERS ARE CONVINCED IF YOU DON’T VOTE FOR HIM ARMAGEDDON WILL OCCUR: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ee5L1BmOUSTWz0z4kM_1gAkmTnha47_DvhQvVWrDwus/edit?hl=en_US
1-11-12 SPECIAL EDITION: NEW HAMPSHIRE UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR JOBS: HUNTSMAN WHO SKIPPED IOWA, COMES IN THIRD, WITH PERRY PULLING A HUNTSMAN... THE RACE, UNLIKE DECIDED BY THE MEDIA IN 2008 AND STILL FACES SCRUTINY BY THE COURTS, NOW MOVES TO THE COVETED SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATIVE BATTLEGROUND....https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GeNjFHQJcRiWCjRBgX3Z0nBiscn017oJSxy47ledvRM/edit?hl=en_US
1-19-12 SPECIAL EDITION: VINDICATION: SANTORUM DECLARED WINNER BY 34 VOTES OVER ROMNEY, ROMNEY LOSES FALSE FRONTRUNNER STATUS BY MEDIA SHARK POLITICS WHO THREATEN RICK PERRY TO LEAVE THE RACE OVER UNSURENESS OVER THEIR INVESTMENTS, AND VICTOR HILL GETS WHAT HE DESERVES... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eq70wKJjAzMyeFUETqWT7wpr_8C66rJKV0dMN-dslJE/edit?hl=en_US
1-16-12 SOUTH CAROLINA SPECIAL EDITION: SOUTH CAROLINA TO WINNOW THE CHAFF OF THE FIELD: CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM FOR THE NOMINEES TO MAKE A PRODUCTIVE AND GREAT CONTEST OF NOMINATION OR A SOUTH CAROLINA STINKER?? SO MANY VIEWED THE PRIMARY PRIMER, IT IS NOW TIME TO REFLECT ON SOME SERIOUS DEVELOPMENTS OF THE NOMINATION RACE... WHO WE DO NOT ENDORSE AND WHY: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LdcSFJ1YckFRP0ycj_ciwn0yJC5oJHGDNTXoTvnQHgw/edit?hl=en_US
1-29-12 SPECIAL EDITION: OBAMA’S FAILURE TO APPEAR IN GA COURT 1-26-12 EARNS HIM THE TITLE OF “OBAMA THE COWARD”, GOP CORRUPTION SO DISCONCERTING AS TO PUT OBAMA-ROMNEY-NEWT ALL HOLDING HANDS UNDER THE BAIN UMBRELLA, HELD UP BY ERICK ERICKSON, AND THE 700 CLUB (no, I don’t mean Pat Robertson) the 700 like Romney, who have evaded paying taxes, of the 535 Congress members (tax evading/insider trading), and 165 rich putzes who haven’t paid their taxes, causing us to borrow and creating the deficit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FoSYHTVdM8tMwE-qMB6MPSMtZvkxvWpo9mMyA9vTERw/edit?hl=en_US
2-1-12 SPECIAL EDITION: CHANGE FOR THE WORSE AND DESPAIR IS OBAMA’S STRATEGY TO HANG ON UNTIL HE’S EVICTED AND FORCED TO LEAVE IN TOTAL SHAME, ROMNEY’S STRATEGY ABSENTEE BALLOTS, NEWT IS LACKLUSTER/HAS NO STRATEGY, RON PAUL’S STRATEGY IS DELEGATES, AND RICK SANTORUM QUADRUPLES HIS FUNDRAISING AFTER IOWA PRIMARY WIN GAINING GROUND FOR THE PATH FORWARD TO NOMINATION... WHY WE CALL IT RED FEBRUARY (CBO DEFICIT REPORTS AND WHEN GOP TAKES BACK OVER IN INFLUENCE AND POWER)