Friday, February 11, 2011

Herman Cain: Stupid people are ruining America!

"The American Dream is being attacked by what he calls “the -ations” — legislation, regulation, and taxation."

February 12, 2011
by Ed Morrissey

If you watch one speech in its entirety, this may be the one to choose. Herman Cain, so far the only declared candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, stole the show yesterday with his speech in the late afternoon. People left the ballroom saying that he moved them to tears. Whether one thinks that Cain has a chance of making inroads for the nomination or not, there is no doubt at all of Cain’s value to the conservative movement. In this speech, Cain delivers a stirring stemwinder, reminding people to “stay informed, stay involved” — and ruffled some feathers by telling CPAC that “stupid people are ruining America”:

No Coal, No Power, No Gas

"The Texas blackouts are a foretaste of what the rest of the country can expect."

February 11, 2011
By Jeffrey Folks

Let's see if I get this straight. During the early February cold spell in the southern plains, when wind chills in Dallas dipped to minus twenty degrees, Texans were going without power to heat their homes and businesses even as the state was sitting on massive surpluses of natural gas. Even hospitals were having to switch to emergency generating systems. And this in the state with the largest energy production capacity in the continental US.

How was it that Texas suffered an extended period of rolling blackouts at a time when there's a glut of coal and natural gas waiting to be used?

The answer may be quite simple. It seems that a great deal of natural gas got "stuck in the pipes" because there was not enough electricity to operate the pumps to move it along. And there was not enough electricity to operate the pumps because environmentalists had seen to it that plans for new coal-powered generating plants had been shuttered back in 2007. So without the coal, there was no electricity, and without the electricity, there was no natural gas. And since much of the natural gas was intended to supply electrical power generating plants, there was even less electricity to supply the pumps and everything else.
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Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday
February 11, 2011
Jan Brewer Fires Back at Obama–Mexico Alliance
Posted by Van Helsing

Incredibly, the White House has sided with a foreign power against a state that it is invading and colonizing, rendering the contract between the federal government and the states null and void — yet there has been no move to impeach our treasonous rogue president. But at least Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is putting up a fight in the courts:

Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

The lawsuit claims the federal government has failed to protect Arizona from an "invasion" of illegal immigrants.

What's with the sneer quotes? You would have to be more clueless than Bureau of Land Management bureauweenies not to know that Arizona has been subjected to an invasion.

Brewer's suit serves as a countersuit to blockage of SB1070 by Obama's Injustice Department.

Arizona's enforcement law was passed amid years of complaints that the federal government hasn't done enough to lessen the state's role as the nation's busiest illegal entry point. Its passage ignited protests over whether the law would lead to racial profiling, and prompted lawsuits by the Justice Department, civil rights groups and other opponents [including the Mexican government] seeking to have it thrown out.

If Obama's alliance with Mexico against Arizona doesn't make it clear that he is not governing in the best interests of the United States, what would?

Mubarak Resignation: ‘Emboldened Every Revolutionary’

Beck Responds to Mubarak Resignation: ‘Emboldened Every Revolutionary’

The Blaze
Posted on February 11, 2011
by Jonathon M. Seidl

“If this were going to lead to freedom it would be great. But I am struck by the overwhelming feeling of a growing evil that is palpable.”

That’s how Glenn Beck responded on his radio show Friday to news the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned. In his reaction, Beck expressed concern that the resignation could be the beginning of a domino effect in the Middle East and even Europe.

“This is going to spread. This is the beginning,” he said. “Now that you have gotten Mubarak out, you have emboldened every revolutionary on planet earth. ”

Earlier in the program, Beck responded to President Obama’s admonishment of the Egyptian youth and their uprising.

“I don’t care what anybody says,” Beck said. “That is the president of the United States inspiring the youth and ‑‑ of the world and saying, ‘Look what you can do. Look what you can do. You keep going. Revolution. Fundamental transformation.’”

Holder's Justice Department stonewalling FOIA requests

February 11, 2011
Thomas Lifson

Add another outrage to Eric Holder's tenure as Attorney General. J. Christian Adams reveals that there is a pattern of stonewalling Freedom of Information Act requests from conservatives, while expediting those from liberals. From Pajamas Media:

Eric Holder's Justice Department has even politicized compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. According to documents I have obtained, FOIA requests from liberals or politically connected civil rights groups are often given same day turn-around by the DOJ. But requests from conservatives or Republicans face long delays, if they are fulfilled at all.  Read More

Sarkozy joins the chorus of leaders condemning multiculturalism

February 11, 2011 by Rick Moran

First, it was Angela Merkel of Germany. Then it was Britain's David Cameron.

Now French President Nicholas Sarkozy has joined the chorus of European leaders who have pointed out the obvious; multiculturalism has failed.

AFP reports:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it.

"My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure," he said in a television interview when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups.

"Of course we must all respect differences, but we do not want... a society where communities coexist side by side.

"If you come to France, you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France," the right-wing president said.

"The French national community cannot accept a change in its lifestyle, equality between men and women... freedom for little girls to go to school," he said.

"We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him," Sarkozy said in the TFI channel show.  Read More

Arizona Taking Feds To Court

Arizona is the Second State to introduce the USPU State Nullification Act!

February 11, 2011

by JB Williams
(Feb. 10, 2011) — The Arizona State legislature has introduced the USPU Nullification Act and like Montana, who introduced it first a little more than a week ago, the AZ bill was introduced without alteration. Senator Lori Klein introduced the bill and she has a number of co-sponsors for both bodies, including the President of the Arizona Senate. So we are very excited about the early progress we are having with this very important initiative.

The bill is AZ SB 1433 and hearings on the bill are scheduled for next Thursday, one week from today. I spoke with Ms. Klein last night and she is requesting that AZ residents who support this bill come and testify next Thursday.

Several of our members were involved in making this happen and we are grateful for those efforts. Now that the bill has been introduced, we need members to support this effort by working with their AZ legislators to get the bill passed into law.  Read More

State Sovereignty Resolution Introduced in PA Senate

Jim Vetter, Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center

The Pennsylvania Senate introduced a State Sovereignty Resolution (SR9) at the beginning of the 2011 Legislative Session. This bill was introduced under the leadership of Senators Folmer, Robbins, M. White, Orie, Erickson, Alloway, Ward, Rafferty, Brubaker, Eichelberger, Waugh, Argall, and Earll.

The goal of the bill is to strongly re-assert State Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The resolution articulates solid constitutional language. The introduction starts with a recitation of the 10th amendment and then goes on to detail current conditions and overreach by the Federal Government. The resolution explicitly acknowledges the Compact Theory relationship between the States and the Federal government and sovereign State status. The resolution then strongly ends with the following resolutions:  Read More

MUBARAK STEPS DOWN – Egyptians Celebrate

Friday, February 11, 2011
Posted by Jim Hoft

It’s February 11- Hosni Mubarak stepped down.
This is the same day that the Shah’s regime was forced from office in 1979.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down today.

The AP reported:

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands.

A massive crowd in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian flags, and car horns and celebratory shots in the air were heard around the city of 18 million in joy after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV just after nightfall.

“In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic,” a grim-looking Suleiman said. “He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor.”

Nobel Peace laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, whose young suporters were among the organizers of the protest movement, told The Associated Press, “This is the greatest day of my life.”