Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The House had a chance to kill this abortion of justice. Seventy nine Republicans voted AGAINST killing the settlement. I knew, without even looking, that Ridgefield Barbie was one of them.
H R 2112 RECORDED VOTE 16-Jun-2011 12:35 PM
AUTHOR(S): King of Iowa Amendment No. 1
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Amendment
The Camas Manikin was a no.
She actually voted "no" when it came to funding this abominable scam... meaning she supported paying this rip off.
While Lee Stranahan’s article at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com and my piece that followed cast some light on the matter, none of the alphabet networks or dinosaur newspapers appear to have reported on the vote. In fact, a Google News Search this morning of the word “Pigford” — the shortened version of the name of the class-action lawsuit, Pigford v. Glickman, against the USDA — turned up only eight results.
I suspect news anchors and editorial writers are avoiding the subject, since it could come back to bite the rear ends of the candidates for whom they will be “carrying water” in the 2012 elections. For that reason alone, members of the new media and the Tea Party Movement alike should make it a hot-button campaign issue.
The seriousness of Pigford is, perhaps, best explained by the statement issued by U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) about the amendment he filed that would have prevented any funds appropriated under the act from being used to settle claims associated with the controversial and fraud-plagued Pigford II program:
*Pigford II is the second such “settlement program,” established when some folks in Washington decided some “black farmers” had been overlooked during the first round which began in 1999 under the so-called “first black president,” Bill Clinton.Questions must be asked of candidates — especially Republicans and so-called conservatives — who voted to advance the fraud that has alreadhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gify been thoroughly exposed via the painstaking investigative efforts of the folks at BigGovernment.com, BigPeace.com and, of course, BigJournalism.com.
It just makes me proud that we're being screwed in Congress by the SEIU Princess.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Jaime Herrera, who up to now has been playing footsie with the slime ramming this horrifically expensive, unnecessary project down our throats wrote a letter today, a letter you can find here:
The problem with this letter, as has been the problem with most of her communication is that when she actually deigns to speak, it's so nebulous and ambivalent that it's meaningless.
In plain terms, Herrera needs to come out and write this:
Dear CRC Board:
Unless you hold a countywide vote on the entirety of this project, I will do everything I can to kill it.
Unfortunately for us, that takes a level of testicular fortitude that our congressional representative has found herself incapable of providing.
For example, this letter SEEMS to advocate for a "districtwide light rail vote."
There are two problems with this half-hearted effort.
First, is, of course, that there should be a county-wide vote on ALL of this crap; up or down, start to finish... and not just loot rail.
Second, she doesn't seem to define what "districtwide" looks like.
Does it mean the entire 3rd District? Does it mean another slimy gerrymandered district that will cut out 70 or 80 thousand no votes? Does it mean countywide?
Why doesn't she just come out and say?
So, here, we have a problem:
The problem? Defining what "district wide" means.Does it mean the gerrymandered, despicable district the loot rail scum want? Does it mean the entire 3rd District? Does it mean COUNTY wide?
But even I am amazed that she has FINALLY spoken up on a no-brainer. We ALL pay for this crap pile, and those who pay should not be denied a vote.
It's the kind of unimpressive, head-scratching crap she's written before.
Time to man-up, Babs. This empty suit crap is getting old.
Cross posted on Clark County Politics.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Compared to other districts, SW Washington has no representation.
Readers here know that I despise the formerly worthless state representative from the 18th and now currently worthless congresswoman for a wide variety of reasons. Readers also know of my respect and admiration for a warrior-congressman, Allen West from the Florida 22.As we all know, Ridgefield Barbie has a case of the "Baird disease," wherein facing constituents becomes a drama and doing everything you can not to have to listen is the order of the day.
I get that her keepers are terrified of letting her loose, unscripted. A mile wide and paper-thin, the omnipresent lack of intellect and courage makes me long for someone the opposite her in the area of vision, knowledge and ability.
Allen West is hamstrung by none of Barbie's obvious failings. And here's just another snapshot of a real congressman in action:
...When President Obama stood with German leader Angela Merkel and stated that he was not concerned about a double dip recession, that made me think the statement would be similar to General George Custer stating to the Troopers of the 7th Calvary at Little Big Horn, “Hey, nothing to worry about.”
One needs only to look at the economic indicators of job growth, quite anemic to say the least, and the fact that the Dow Jones had its sixth straight week of negative slide. These are the first six straight weeks since 2002.
This month the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing (QE II) will come to an end. It means that the federal government has been monetarizing our debt by buying its own treasury bonds, printing more money, and lowering interest rates to rock bottom, yet these steps have not produced any sustainable improvements.
We could seriously be on the verge of an inflationary fiscal environment. And if anyone from the Obama Administration recommends increased Keynesian style stimulus spending, well, let us go back and look at how many stimulus packages Japan initiated.
We are so not out of the woods, and last year’s “Summer of Recovery,” has now turned into the possibility of a dubious and dastardly double dip recession.
Doug Ross, who put this up ended it by saying:
I think West is being optimistic. We've never left the economic downturn.
And the administration's devotion to crony capitalism and job-destroying policies are keeping us in the muck and mire.
If only we had a congressman (or woman) like West.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.