Holder Sues So Muslim Teacher Can Make a 3 week Pilgrimage to Mecca

U.S. Sues on Behalf of Muslim Teacher

Critics of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit on behalf of a Muslim teacher in Illinois say it is politically motivated.

Government lawyers filed the religious discrimination suit in December on behalf of Safoorah Khan, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Khan quit her job in Berkeley, a suburb of Chicago, when she was refused time off to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Critics say Khan was requesting a three-week absence, well beyond the usual accommodation to employees’ religion, and the Justice Department should not have become involved. They suggest the Obama administration filed the lawsuit in an effort to reach out to U.S. Muslims.  Continue reading

Chula Vista Councilman wants resolution in support of collective bargaining


Please watch the video from the last Chula Vista City Council meeting when Councilman Steve Castaneda asked for a resolution in support of collective bargaining. You can be sure the people (unions) who want this have been meeting with Steve and it is already in motion. The only way to stop this is by you calling, emailing and showing up at city council meeting to let your voice be heard on this. (contact info for council at bottom of email). Call the local talk shows and talk about it. Chula Vista is the second largest city in San Diego County and we should be talked about on local shows.

Mileage tax a “practical option,” budget analysts tell Congress

Freeway Traffic Might Be Making Your Kid Sick

The Obama administration wants to spend $556 billion over the next six years on transportation projects, but they may have to get creative to pay for them. One “practical option” could be taxing drivers based on their mileage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is reporting.

The CBO has released a report on a potential mileage tax at the behest of Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad (N.D.), the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, the Hill reports. While tracking mileage was once considered infeasible, the CBO concluded that new technologies have changed that.

“Now, electronic metering and billing are making per-mile charges a practical option,” the report said.

Conrad requested the report after a congressional hearing earlier this month in whi Continue reading

Former Klansman Seeks Political Office in Florida…as a Democrat

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John Paul Rogers, a 70-year old Floridian, wants to run for mayor of a small Florida town called Lake Wales. Just one problem: the democratic mayoral candidate is a former Klansman.

Here he is at a 1977 KKK rally in Tallahassee:

Not only was Rogers a Klansman, but he was a leader in the United Klans of America, which was arguably the most violent of the Klan organizations says Florida local and Klan history expert Darryl Paulson: Continue reading

Dem. Senator’s Shocking Comment: Tea Partiers ‘Don’t Deserve the Freedoms That are in the Constitution’

So much for that Equal Protection clause.

During a pro-Planned Parenthood rally in New Jersey this week, Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ) reportedly blasted Republicans and conservatives who are against funding the pro-abortion group. And by blasted we mean he doesn’t believe they deserve all the rights found in the Constitution:

The Tea Party Republicans in Washington claim they’re concerned about the budget balance, but it’s a disguise! It’s not true! It’s a lie! That’s not what they want. They want — they want other people not to be able to have their own opinions. They don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution! But we’ll give them to them anyway.

Sure, at the end he says “we’ll give it to them anyway.” But as Hot Air points out, that’s at best patronizing.

The comments are quickly coming under heavy fire from pro-life advocates.

“Lautenberg’s remarks and attitude were extremely inappropriate for a U.S. Senator,” Marie Tasy, the director of New Jersey Right to Life, told LifeNews.com, adding that the comment “bears repeating because it provides evidence of how Planned Parenthood and its supporters actually feel.”

“This statement is shameful coming from a U.S. Senator,” she added. “Lautenberg made these remarks surrounded by Planned Parenthood employees, supporters and state lawmakers who applauded him. These remarks are absolutely shameful and need to be exposed.”

 

 

GAO says Obamacare could survive being ruled unconstitutional

Any more questions on why it needs to be defunded?

 

GAO Report Outlines Individual Mandate Alternatives

A new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests the federal health care law could hold together even if the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate.

The report, requested by Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., makes clear that the mandate is critical to the health care policy-without it, Americans with health insurance would be on the hook for an estimated $57 billion to cover increasing numbers of uninsured people.

But the report lists alternatives that could potentially hold the health care law intact if the Supreme court rules against the individual mandate.

It suggests modifying insurance open enrollment periods and imposing late fees, expanding employer input in Continue reading

San Diego Tea Party Protesters Blast Democrats for Golf Fundraiser During Budget Crisis

About 20 protesters came to the Maderas Golf Course in Poway on Friday, the scene of a Senate Democrats fundraiser.

A group of Tea Party protesters blasted the California Democratic Party on Friday for hosting its annual Pro Tem Cup fundraiser while the state is in economic despair.

The protest—which took place outside of Poway’s Maderas Golf Club on Friday —attracted about 20 locals, most of whom are members of the Patriot Coalition of San Diego County, or more informally known as Tea Partiers.

“The purpose is to point out the hypocrisy of this fundraiser when they have to pass a balanced budget,” said Steve Baldwin, one of the protest’s organizers. “They’re not doing anything up there—we’re pissed.”

Protesters said they were upset that the Democrats were still participating in the fifth annual Pro Tem Cup—a two-day event with the second day hosted by Torrey Pines Golf Course—when they’ve yet to solve the state’s estimated $26 billion deficit in its entirety and have the ability to pass a balanced budget with a simple majority.

Baldwin, a Santee resident who served in the State Assembly from 1994-2000, said he is frustrated that Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing for a June ballot measure to extend tax Continue reading

The Coffee Party and its discontents

We reported on Thursday of a schism between the progressive wing of the Coffee Party and its leadership. Launched with high hopes last year and seen by some as a progressive answer to Tea Party, the party has instead been an example of the failure to counter the power and energy of the tea party movement — and its own board members are portraying it as an organizational disaster.

This week, the organization also announced the dissolution of the interim board this week, and three board members lashed out against the two cofounders in response.

“We are writing to you because it is our belief that much can be learned from the experience of the Interim Board, and the dynamics on the Board which we believe seriously impeded our process. We would like to identify some issues which, from our point of view, have become problems within the Coffee Party, and which, if not corrected, will hinder its success,” wrote ousted board members Bahiya Cabral-Johnson, Teri Torres-Hart and Sabina Virgo in an open letter.

Painting a general picture of organizational chaos, they pointed to a lack of civility in the organization, a lack of democracy and a lack of consultation.

“By the time the volunteer Interim Board was dissolved the group had dwindl Continue reading

Media Matters plots “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox?

posted at 11:15 am on March 26, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Media criticism has been the bread and butter of the blogosphere from its opening days, especially for conservatives who pushed back against the liberal bias of the mainstream media.  The scope of those efforts have run the gamut from fact-checking news pieces to exposing biases of top-ranking executives, such as Eason Jordan at CNN.  Media Matters for America was formed as a left-wing analog to the more grassroots efforts in the conservative blogosphere to push back against the pushback and to focus criticism on conservative news and opinion outlets, including Hot Air on more than one occasion.

All of this is perfectly fair game.  Media critique is a game anyone can play, and it’s hard to argue that this kind of accountability is somehow bad for business.  But is it legitimate to declare that these efforts will consist of “sabotage” and “guerilla warfare”?

The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.

The group, launched as a more traditional media critic, has all but abandoned its monitoring of newspapers and other television networks and is narrowing its focus to Fox and a handful of conservative websites, which its leaders view as a political organizations and the “nerve center” of the conservative movement. The shift reflects the centrality of the cable channel to the contemporary conservative movement, as well as the loathing it inspires among liberals — not least among the donors who fund Media Matters’ staff of about 90, who are arrayed in neat rows in a giant war room above Massachusetts Avenue.

“The strategy that we had had toward Fox was basically a strategy of containment,” said Brock, Media Matters’ chairman and founder and a former conservative journalist, adding that the group’s main aim had been to challenge the factual claims of the channel and to attempt to prevent them from reaching the mainstream media.

The new strategy, he said, is a “war on Fox.”

This isn’t unique language in the grassroots media-criticism industry.  A few individual bloggers have expressed a desire to destroy certain media outlets through criticism, and it’s certainly not unusual for conservatives to cheer the misfortunes of the New York Times, for instance.  However, the scale of MMFA and its reported $10 million budget put those boasts in a different and somewhat mor Continue reading

Master of Mis-Information, How does Obama do it?

 

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don’t discuss it – especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it’s not reported, it didn’t happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the “How dare you!” gambit.

Example: “How dare you suggest that the Branch Davidians were murdered! the FBI and BATF are made up of America’s finest and best trained law enforcement, operate under the strictest of legal requirements, and are under the finest leadership the President could want to appoint.”

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges Continue reading

Joe Biden: “Impeach the President” for Unlawful war

Joe Biden: Impeach a President Who Takes Us to War Against a Nation That Didn’t Attack Us

 
By Doug Powers  •  March 23, 2011 11:00 AM
 

**Written by Doug Powers

 

As you’ll see below in a Hardball interview back when the famous leg thrill was just a glimmer in the inseam of Chris Matthews’ slacks, in 2007, Joe Biden argued that the president had no constitutional authority to launch an attack without congressional approval against a nation that hadn’t attacked or threatened imminent attack on the United States. Biden also insisted that doing so is an impeachable offense.

 

Sheriff Joe agreed with Dennis Kucinich in those days, but ever since then Biden’s legal opinion has evolved with stickleback-like speed: