Saturday, November 28, 2009

ACORN Can Receive Pending Federal Payments, Justice Department Says - FOXNews.com

ACORN Can Receive Pending Federal Payments, Justice Department Says - FOXNews.com: "'It is telling that this administration continues to look for every excuse possible to circumvent the intent of Congress,' the California Republican said in a written statement. 'Taxpayers should not have to continue subsidizing a criminal enterprise that helped Barack Obama get elected president.'"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chicago Boyz � Blog Archive � How Obama is Bringing Martial Law to America

Chicago Boyz � Blog Archive � How Obama is Bringing Martial Law to America: "The greatest danger posed in the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) isn’t that he will go free. The greatest danger is that he will be convicted and that during his appeals the courts will ratify all of the extraordinary measures used to capture and convict him. The great danger is that the courts will ratify the rough, inaccurate and ambiguous norms of martial law as applying to all civil criminal trials.

After a couple of decades of these court decisions reverberating throughout the legal system, we could end up living under de facto martial law."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Power Line - The Alarmists Do "Science": A Case Study

Power Line - The Alarmists Do "Science": A Case Study: "A fascinating, hot-off-the-presses story emerges from the emails that were hacked yesterday from the University of East Anglia's Hadley Climatic Research Centre. It is one of many exchanges that shed light on the priority that the global warming alarmists give to politics and career advancement over science."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown -- themorningcall.com

Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown -- themorningcall.com: "In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.

Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union.

Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gullible eager-beaver planet savers - Mark Steyn - Macleans.ca

Gullible eager-beaver planet savers - Mark Steyn - Macleans.ca: "I’m always appreciative when a fellow says what he really means. Tim Flannery, the jet-setting doomsaying global warm-monger from down under, was in Ottawa the other day promoting his latest eco-tract, and offered a few thoughts on “Copenhagen”—which is transnational-speak for December’s UN Convention on Climate Change. “We all too often mistake the nature of those negotiations in Copenhagen,” remarked professor Flannery. “We think of them as being concerned with some sort of environmental treaty. That is far from the case. The negotiations now ongoing toward the Copenhagen agreement are in effect diplomacy at the most profound global level. They deal with every aspect of our life and they will influence every aspect of our life, our economy, our society.”"

Power Line - California vs. Texas: The Verdict Is In

Power Line - California vs. Texas: The Verdict Is In: "But those higher taxes in California must be going somewhere. Why aren't they benefiting those many thousands of citizens who are leaving the state for greener pastures?

In what respects, then, does California 'excel'? California's state and local government employees were the best compensated in America, according to the Census Bureau data for 2006. And the latest posting on the website of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility shows 9,223 former civil servants and educators receiving pensions worth more than $100,000 a year from California's public retirement funds. The 'dues' paid by taxpayers in order to belong to Club California purchase benefits that, increasingly, are enjoyed by the staff instead of the members."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks -- latimes.com

California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks -- latimes.com: "Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear."