Zero Tolerance

I’ve got a message, for the eight Republicans who crossed the line to vote for the cap’n trade bill.

I’m sick and tired of this nonsense.

Life is good.  You’ve heard me say that many times.  But the fact is, until we demand that it stays good, and not put off till tomorrow to when you might be less busy, or more outraged, then every idiocy that has  ever percolated to the top of the liberal wish list will become law:  enabled by poltroonish wads of goo like the 8 wads of goo named above.

No more concessions!

It’s time for Zero Freaking Tolerance.  No more allowance for the nutjobs.  No more concessions to the free lunch crowd.  No more agreement with the idiotic utopian premise of the psychotic Left.

NO to  industry destroying, job-exporting tax increases disguised as feel-good “save the planet,” man-made global warming mumbo-jumbo legislation that is rushed to the floor of the House, unread, undiscussed, unbelievable in its size and scope, and as unworkable  as a Rube Goldgerg mousetrap.

NO to the nationalization of the health-care profession.

NO to a free-spending, unaccountable Congress.

Argue every single piece of legislation, and every single appointment all the way. Demand the details of every bill put forward by the nutjobs, and if they won’t provide them, then walk out!  Call a press conference.  Name names.  Use the internet.  Make Youtube your ally.

And, when you do finally get some details, then comb them for every single crumb of waste.

If your elected representatives don’t vote for common sense then turn up the heat.  Make their professional lives a professional dolor. Call them, email them, make a video and post it on the internet.  Slap every single example of incompetence with an equal measure of common sense every single time.

Zero Freaking tolerance.  That’s what I’m talking about.

Think, people, think.   This Republic isn’t the way it is by accident.  We allowed it to happen.

It’s time to make common sense cool again.

Haley travels to New Hampshire, Iowa

from the hill.com

A day after we learned the Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is heading to Iowa at the end of June, we find out that he also plans to head to New Hampshire.

Barbour will headline an event for the New Hampshire Republican Party on June 24, one day before he’s in Iowa.

So, is Haley considering a run in 2012? The GOP could do a lot worse.

Pelosi claims CIA “misled” about waterboarding

In a yet another tortured explanation of what she knew, and when she knew it, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now claims that she was “misled” by the CIA regarding the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

“They misled us every step of the way.”

In a just concluded press conference, Ms. Pelosi stopped short of calling the CIA briefers “liars”, but the distinction was one of semantics only.

Calling for a “Truth Commission,” Pelosi attempted to tie the CIA interrogation briefings to later briefings by the Bush Administration regarding WMD’s in the run-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her twisted explanation only serves to make the torture debate less about enhanced interrogation techniques and embarrassing the Bush Administration, and more about Nancy Pelosi’s credibility.

Playing the victim card is an extraordinary response, especially for the person who is third in line of Presidential Succession.

video update

update: read more at Politico

update2: FoxNews is reporting that the CIA is taking “great offense” to the Speaker’s statement. The CIA said to Fox, “We stand by the documents.”

update3: AP has this LuLu of a quote from the press conference:

“I wasn’t briefed, I was informed that somebody else had been briefed about it,” she said.

update4: John Carey has more

2nd anniversary of The Reid Doctrine™

It has been two years since the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, declared the war in Iraq as a defeat for the United States.

We named his policy of pre-emptive surrender, The Reid Doctrine™

“Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything,”
–Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Let’s go to the video …

Happy anniversary Senator Reid.

Hell no, we ain’t forgettin’.

h/t Alaphiah

‘No Taxation Without Representation Act’

Congressman Gregg Harper has co-sponsored a bill which would exempt residents of Washington, DC from Federal income tax. Specifically, the bill would exempt income generated by bona-fide residents of the District of Columbia…

(a) General Rule- In the case of an individual who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia during the entire taxable year, gross income shall not include–
‘(1) income derived from sources within the District of Columbia, and
‘(2) income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business by such individual within the District of Columbia.

So, if I’m reading this right, DC lobbyists will not have to pay income taxes?

C’mon Gregg!

K Street might love this bill, but it sure won’t fly on Main Street.

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see also:  Y’all Politics

Greg Harper holds teleconference meeting on stimulus bill

I joined a conference call this evening with Rep Greg Harper, MS 3rd. It was unsolicited, and unexpected, and I joined the call in progress about 5 minutes after the start.

The topic of the call was the Stimulus Bill. According to Greg, the Dem leadership still hasn’t provided a copy of the bill for members to read, even though the vote is scheduled for tomorrow at 9 AM.

The largest single spending bill in the history of the Republic, and members are supposed to vote on it without examining it. This in spite of the fact that one of the hopey-changey promises was that all bills would be posted to the internet for 48 hours prior to any vote.

So much for transparency.

After hitting all of the hot-button pork issues like Pelosi’s $30 million mouse program, the golf cart program, Harry Reid’s Las Vegas junket train, multi-million dollar STD prevention plans, and striking just the right populist stance by railing against Wall Street excesses, Harper announced that he intended to vote against the bill.

A quick telephone poll of the almost 7500 listeners was solidly against, 76-24.

Greg fielded several questions from the listeners, one from an owner of a trucking company, another from a women in Natchez, another from a doctor in McComb. The doctor brought up the topic of the Health Czar, and wondered about the increase in regulations. Harper said that the health provisions in the bill was a large step toward socialized medicine. Tammy from Foxworth mentioned that “many people down here are losing their homes,” and then started going on about her own personal situation. I thought for a minute she was going to do a henrietta hughes” and ask for a new kitchen and car, but Harper cut her off nicely, and invited her to call his Pearl, MS office and discuss the issue in more detail later.

Harper said that the tax cut provisions in the bill were “laughable”, and described the bill itself as “a disaster.”

Much of the conversation was preaching to the choir. Jim from Brookhaven asked a great question about unfunded mandates hidden in the bill, especially with regards to the bill’s provisions for an extension of unemployment benefits and the required-but-unfunded increase in benefits. Although Harper didn’t know the answer to his question, he pivoted nicely, and proved to be quick on his feet, falling back on an old story about Ronald Reagan.

I don’t know how often Harper plans to do this or if this was a one-time thing. But, I’ve got to give Greg Harper props for the reach-out effort.

Nice job.

cross-posted at Nuke’s

more: Harper expresses reservations about the Census

Daschle channels Steve Martin

Writing at NRO, Byron York poses the key unanswered question regarding the Daschle HHS nomination,

“… why it suddenly occurred to Daschle, in June 2008, that the car and driver he had been provided by a wealthy Democratic donor in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 might count as income and thus be subject to taxes — taxes which Daschle had not paid.”

Daschle’s answer? “I forgot!” [cue Steve Martin tape].

You can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes!!
You say.. “Steve.. how can I be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes?” First.. get a million dollars. Now.. you say, “Steve.. what do I say to the tax man when he comes to my door and says, ‘You.. have never paid taxes’?” Two simple words. Two simple words in the English language: “I forgot!” How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don’t say “I forgot”?

Update: NYT editorial board calls for Daschle to withdraw