2Small2succeed Report 8-5-2010

Senate confirms Elena Kagan as 112th justice, fourth-ever woman on US Supreme Court

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer4:27 p.m. EDT, August 5, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court’s 112th justice and fourth woman, selecting a scholar with a reputation for brilliance, a dry sense of humor and a liberal legal bent.

The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.

Five Republicans joined all but one Democrat and the Senate’s two independents to support Kagan. In a rarely practiced ritual reserved for the most historic votes, senators sat at their desks and stood to cast their votes with “ayes” and “nays.”

Kagan watched the vote with her Justice Department colleagues in the solicitor general’s conference room, the White House said.

Kagan isn’t expected to alter the ideological balance of the court, where Stevens was considered a leader of the liberals.

But the two parties clashed over her nomination. Republicans argued that Kagan was a political liberal who would be unable to be impartial. Democrats defended her as a highly qualified legal scholar.

She is the first Supreme Court nominee in nearly 40 years with no experience as a judge, and her swearing-in will mark the first time in history that three women will serve on the nine-member court …read more Orlando Sentinel

Celebrate the American Revolution—Impeach Obama

By Kelly O’Connell

Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”—Tom Jefferson

Essential themes from the original American Revolution are resurfacing during Obama’s short tenure. As always, the People are bigger than any one man, and so it is quite fitting we return to our roots to fight tyranny by rising up against Obama’s imperial presidency, forcefully and legally removing him, just like rejecting Mad King George. Timeless revolutionary issues boil down to Natural Law arguments concerning rights to property, the purpose of government, sovereignty and tyranny…..Full Story

Batching it on Barry’s Home Alone Birthday

By Judi McLeod

It was Barry’s Birthday yesterday.  It had to be Barry’s birthday because there is no such thing as Barack, save for the Manchurian candidate knockoff designed by a couple of “autobiographies” and the fill-in-the-blank entity designed by the Global Elite.

The closest thing we have in knowing there really was a Barack before Barack Obama, President is because he was the Chicago senator who voted “present” 129 times before stepping into the light from the dark when he ran as POTUS.

For this year’s birthday, Barry wanted you to think he was batching it in Chicago without the wife and girls.  Mainstream media who wrote that he was Home Alone should have more correctly written “Home Alone in His Lair”.

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No words can ease the heartache of Ground Zero “mega mosque”

By Judi McLeod

There’s a pox on your house, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and your Mrs., Daisy Khan.  And it’s a pox that will long outlast the in-your-face insult of the intent to celebrate the groundbreaking of your mosque at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2011.

Rauf and Khan mimic the dialectic of the cunning Marxists now running America.  But then again radical Islam and Marxism go hand in hand.

Mealy mouthed politicians like Mayor Michael Bloomberg never own up to cowardice, filthy lucre or political power by allowing a “mega mosque” to arise from the ashes of Ground Zero.  Instead they describe 9-0 votes from their Landmarks Preservation Commission as being “an important test of the separation of church and state”.  Full Story

Castro Prepares for a U.S. Bail-Out

By Humberto Fontova Full Story

“The embargo against Cuba is the stupidest law ever passed in the U.S.” (Jimmy Carter)

Yet President Jimmy Carter imposed more economic sanctions against more nations than any American president in modern history. These sanctions were against, Rhodesia, South Africa, Uruguay Paraguay, Chile, (the Shah’s) Iran and(Somoza’s) Nicaragua. President Carter was extremely selective in imposing his sanctions, let’s give him that. He was careful to punish only U.S. allies.

Reluctant Rock Star:  Chris Christie

By Joy Tiz  Wednesday, August 4, 2010

If anyone has a legitimate right to gripe about the economy he inherited, it’s reluctant rock star, Chris Christie.  His spendaholic liberal, Goldman Sachs alum predecessor left the state 46th in the national economic freedom index.  Former governor,  Jon Corzine resorted to the standard liberal failed experiment of raising taxes on the “wealthy” to cover his staggering budget shortfall.  Christie took office with creditors, literally, beating down the doors.

The first time I saw Chris Christie, I liked what he had to say and got all tingly at the thought of being rid of Corzine in New Jersey, but tried to keep things in perspective.  Corzine was an incumbent, a liberal in a deep blue state and had virtually unlimited funding…. Full Story

The Revolt of the States

Gayle Kesselman

It was with trepidation that I went to the National Immigration Summit held in Phoenix, Arizona on July 30 and 31. The summit was organized by national anti-illegal immigration organizations and was scheduled to celebrate the day that Arizona’s State Bill 1070 became law. The National Immigration Summit was planned to send a congratulatory message to Arizonans who were finally able to take effective action to protect themselves from a horrendous crime problem tied to illegal immigration.

As we all know, SB 1070 has become a cause célèbre in the national media. The new law requires, among other things, that foreign nationals carry documentation of their citizenship status. Furthermore, SB 1070more

The Prophet of the Ruling Class

Jeffrey Folks

So now the EPA has been petitioned to ban the use of lead in bullets and fishing weights.

For hundreds of years, human beings have used lead for those purposes, and life on earth has not exactly come to an end. Now we are told that the lead used in hunting and fishing is harming animals and fish, and it must stop. The scary thing is that one individual, EPA Director Lisa Jackson, has the power to impose such a ban.

It’s the same for every aspect of American life: A small group of elite administrators, czars, judges, or politicians — often just one person — think they have the right to decide what’s best for 320 million Americans. More

FROM BLACK SHIRTS TO BLACK ROBES

TODAY, A LEFT-WING JUDGE IN A BLACK ROBE RULED THAT YOU HAVE NO VOTE. JUDGE VAUGHN WALKER WHO WAS APPOINTED BY GEORGE BUSH SR, HAS STRUCK DOWN CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 8, WHICH SAID THAT MARRIAGE IS ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.  IN A 138-PAGE DECISION, HE ASSAULTED AND INSULTED THE VOTERS OF THIS STATE. THIS LITTLE CAESAR CLAIMED THAT PROPOSITION 8 PLACES THE FORCE OF LAW BEHIND STIGMAS AGAINST GAYS AND LESBIANS. THIS LITTLE CAESAR CLAIMED THAT THE RIGHT TO MARRY PROTECTS AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHOICE OF MARITAL PARTNER REGARDLESS OF GENDER. THIS LITTLE CAESAR CLAIMED DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS DO NOT SATISFY CALIFORNIA’S OBLIGATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO MARRY. ALL OF THIS IS WRONG. BUT WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO KNOW IS THAT JUDGE VAUGHN WALKER HAS STOLEN THE VOTES OF 7 MILLION PEOPLE.
NOW LITTLE CAESAR JUDGE WALKER, THIS HAPPENS TO BE GAY. THIS IS A FACT THAT THE MEDIA REFUSES TO REPORT TO YOU. AND HE HAPPENS TO BE A RADICAL LEFTIST. IN 1999, HE REJECTED ARGUMENTS FROM THE PARENTS OF A BOY WHO CLAIMED THEIR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED BY PRO-GAY COMMENTS THEIR SON’S TEACHER HAD MADE IN THE CLASSROOM. IN 2005, HE SIDED WITH THE CITY OF OAKLAND AGAINST TWO EMPLOYEES WHO PLACED FLIERS PROMOTING “NATURAL FAMILY, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY VALUES.” THIS IN NOT AN IMPARTIAL JUDGE. THIS IS AN DICTATOR IN BLACK ROBES.
IN THE 1920S AND 30S, MUSSOLINI, THE FASCIST DICTATOR OF ITALY, SENT THUGS IN BLACK SHIRTS OUT INTO THE STREETS TO BEAT UP ANYONE WHO MIGHT OPPOSE HIS TYRANNICAL REGIME. MUSSOLINI USED BRUTALITY AND STOLE VOTES IN ORDER TO GET INTO POWER. BUT NOT EVEN HE HAD THE AUDACITY TO STEAL 7 MILLION VOTES TO ACHIEVE HIS ENDS.

PROPOSITION 8 WAS PASSED BY THE VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA IN 2008. EVEN THOUGH THE STATE VOTED FOR OBAMA, ON OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF CALIFORNIANS SAID THAT MARRIAGE WAS JUST BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN. 7 MILLION CALIFORNIA VOTERS SAID THAT. AND NOW, ONE BITTER, LITTLE CAESAR HAS VOTED TO THROW ALL THOSE VOTES OUT THE WINDOW. SO THE QUESTION IS THIS – IS JUDGE VAUGHN WALKER 7 MILLION TIMES MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU ARE? ONE JUDGE HAS NULLIFIED THE VOTES OF MILLIONS: IS THIS CONSTITUTIONAL? MICHAEL SAVAGE SAYS NO. …Source Michael Savage.com

Appeal filed over gay marriage ruling in Calif.

APNews

Supporters of California’s gay marriage ban filed an appeal Thursday of a federal judge’s ruling striking down the voter-approved law.

The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was expected, as lawyers on both sides of the legal battle repeatedly vowed to carry the fight to a higher court if they lost.

On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco overturned California’s Proposition 8, which restricts a marriage to one man and one woman. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled the law violates federal equal protections and due process laws.

The 9th Circuit court has no deadlines to hear the case, which will be randomly assigned to a three-judge panel. It’s expected that the panel will order both sides to submit written legal arguments before scheduling a hearing.

The outcome in the appeals court could force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether gays have a constitutional right to wed. ..more Townhall.com

Angle: Democrats want to ‘make government our God’

APNews
Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle sees her campaign as a battle to stop Democrats in Washington who want to expand entitlement programs and “make government our God.”

In an interview with a Christian radio network, Angle describes her effort to oust Majority Leader Harry Reid as a religious calling in “a war of ideology, it’s a war of thoughts and of faith.”

Reid, President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have pushed “entitlement programs built to make government our God,” says Angle, who has called for privatizing Social Security and Medicare for younger workers…more Townhall.com

Me and my heavies: Michelle Obama goes walkabout in Marbella after ‘racist’ Spaniards gaff

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:21 PM on 5th August 2010

The Obama administration faced an embarrassing diplomatic blunder today after it was forced to pull a warning about racism in Spain – just as the First Lady arrived in the country for a summer holiday.

Soon after touching down in the Costa del Sol yesterday morning, Michelle Obama was pictured taking in the sights of  Marbella with daughter Sasha, nine, surrounded by a throng of bodyguards.

Staff at the U.S. State Department removed the contentious advice to travellers, which included the phrase ‘racist prejudices could lead to the arrest of Afro-Americans who travel to Spain,’ from its website on Monday.

Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video — which could put the officer in a bad light — up on YouTube.

It doesn’t sound like much. But Graber is not the only person being slapped down by the long arm of the law for the simple act of videotaping the police in a public place. Prosecutors across the U.S. claim the videotaping violates wiretap laws — a stretch, to put it mildly.

These days, it’s not hard to see why police are wary of being filmed. In 1991, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) beating of Rodney King was captured on video by a private citizen. It was shown repeatedly on television and caused a national uproar. As a result, four LAPD officers were put on trial, and when they were not convicted, riots broke out, leaving more than 50 people dead and thousands injured (two officers were later convicted on federal civil rights charges). (See TIME’s special: “15 Years After Rodney King.”) Read more: http://www.time.com/

Man faces jail for recording out of control cop

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UPDATE – Cop Pulls Out Gun On Motorcyclist

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By Jordan Fabian

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele used the GOP address Saturday to attack the Obama White House over discussions it had about jobs for Senate candidates to avoid primary showdowns.

Late last month, the White House admitted that it offered an unpaid post last year to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who had been challenging the White House’s favored candidate, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), to not enter the race…Read  more The Hill.com

King: Gay marriage ruling helps GOP

Jordan Fabian – 08/05/10

A Republican congressman said Thursday the judge’s ruling that overturns California’s gay marriage ban will actually help his party in the midterm elections.

Rep. Pete King (N.Y.) said the decision to reverse the Golden State’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative is an example of judicial activism, which he says his party opposes…read more The Hill.com

By Mike Lillis – 08/05/10 11:52 AM ET

Medicare is in much better financial shape as a result of the new healthcare reform law, which has extended the life of the nation’s largest health benefits program by 12 years, the Obama administration reported Thursday.

The sunny outlook comes with some asterisks: Not only do the projections fall short of what many Democrats had envisioned from their reform law, but they also assume that Medicare physicians will take a steep pay cut this fall — something Congress will likely step in to prevent…read more The Hill.com

By Roxana Tiron and Kevin Bogardus – 08/05/10

The founder of a once lucrative defense lobby shop was arrested on Thursday after being indicted on eight counts of making illegal campaign contributions to lawmakers.

Government prosecutors allege that Paul Magliocchetti, who founded the now defunct PMA Group, orchestrated a scheme to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions in an effort to enrich himself and his firm by increasing its influence and prestige in Washington. Magliocchetti has been indicted on 11 counts: four counts of making illegal campaign contributions in the name of someone else; four counts of making illegal campaign contributions from a corporation; read more The Hill.com

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14 (see trends).

Fifty-four percent (54%) favor extension of the Bush tax cuts while 30% are opposed. Given a choice, 48% favor extension of the tax cuts for everyone while 40% prefer extension of the tax cuts for all but the wealthy.

Americans modestly support the idea of providing tax credits for alternative energy cars. However, once they learn the cost to taxpayers, sticker shock sets in and only 27% support tax credits for electric cars. Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed.

Overall, 64% still support offshore oil drilling, 55% support deep water drilling, and 30% say the U.S. is generally heading in the right direction. There is a huge gap between the Political Class and Mainstream voters on this question.

The Washington Examiner has a good column citing Rasmussen Reports data on the growing gulf between the Political Class and most Americans. ….read more Rasmussen Report

Sources:

Canada Free Press

American Thinker

Townhall

Michael Savage.com

The Hill.com

Rasmussen Report

Orlando Sentinel

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