In a stunning turn of events, that bastion of journalist integrity, that speaker of truth to power, has publicly disagreed with Barack Obama:
“The tough measures that we took — measures that were necessary even though sometimes they were unpopular — have broken this slide and are helping us to climb out of this recession,” he said in a speech at a factory making battery components in North Carolina.
A federal court has recently ruled that the FCC does not have the right to regulate the Internet. This means the government cannot enforce 'net neutrality', a term I've heard before, but wasn't familiar with its exact meaning.
On first blush, I relish any event in which the government (at any level) is told that it does not have the 'right' to do something. That's my default position as it seems that whenever the government gets involved in anything of real importance disaster and stupidity soon follow.
After some research I found that 'net neutrality' is really more of a euphemism. It's a feature of federal expansion to give laws names that signify the precise opposite of what they really mean. For example, the 'Bank Secrecy Act' -- sounds great. Banking should be private, it shouldn't be open to the public. I like the sound of the 'Bank Secrecy Act'. What it really means is that any transaction with a bank over $3,000 must be reported to the federal government. But they couldn't very well call it the 'No Secrets May Be Kept From Government Act', now could it? Or it's like the FCC's old 'Fairness Doctrine' -- which had nothing whatsoever to do with 'fairness'.
You've got to watch this video. It completely explains the political attitude of most Democrats today -- you see, the Constitution doesn't matter when people are suffering. If someone can't pay their bills, the Constitution ceases to matter.
This is video of Illinois Democrat Phil Hare's comments to citizen's at a campaign stop. His comments are absolutely priceless. Note that he immediately trots out a sob story, and the woman (offscreen) must have rolled her eyes and we can hear her say, "I know..." as if to say, "Yes, 'what about the children'? I've heard this before."
The radio this AM, in their playing some Newt Gingrinch comments from last night on FNC, led to the question of whether we were at the bottom, or whether things will get worse. Newt was predicting major election results in 2010 and 2012, but he was also thinking it could get worse before it gets better.
Tonight, the United States Constitution lies in tatters, at the hands of a tyranical Congress, and a President ready to sign such tyranny into law, in the late hours of a Sunday night as the House passed the Senate bill 219-212. The Stupakers think they got their fix, from a pledge from President Obama to issue an executive order re abortion funding, and thinking the Senate will act on a fix bill after the fact. Sheer truth is, for the Senate to act on the fix, the President must sign the bill first. Once Obama has done that, there is NO incentive for the Senate to then do anything.
It is being reported that Obama will not campaign for Democrats who vote against 'reform' this coming November. The article points out that having a wildly unpopular president ramming unpopular legislation down everyone's throats in an unconstitutional way is actually good for Democrats seeking re-election:
More evidence that the election of Barack Obama has not led us into a golden age of post-racism:
Walmart is raising eyebrows after cutting the price of a black Barbie doll to nearly half of that of the doll's white counterpart at one store and possibly others.
So this blatant racism might possibly be occuring at other stores?
The article continues:
The Democrats are pushing, threatening that they will go the route of reconciliation, which is a Senate procedure on budget items that requires only 51 votes - since the prior-passed budget would have already passed the 60 vote hurdle.
In case you had not yet heard, Greece is slipping deeper into insolvency, and the socialist / unionists of the country are going on strike. It's all just so, so sad. The cradle of Western Civilization, laid low by unionized workers.