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If you didn't notice, you're better off for it. If you did notice, the Outpost got hacked by a pretty sick individual last night who proceeded to post some porno garbage on our site. It then proceeded over to our Twitter account, as our posts here are automatically pushed over to Twitter via our system.
We've tracked down the IP address, and we'll do what we can, which honestly isn't much, since IP addresses can be faked. But hey, you don't get attacked unless someone thinks you're making a difference. So there we are.
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What a difference an upcoming election makes
You can always tell when a politician has an election coming up that they're a little worried about. They start to talk like this:
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., announced Wednesday that she would not support a bill that included a public option because she believed it would be too expensive.
Lincoln told the Elder Law Task Force at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that a public option would create another entitlement program.
"And we can't afford that right now as a nation," she said.
I guess the only surprise is that it took her this long (and a month of being back home) to come to that conclussion. And I'm sure that the fact that she's up for re-election next year in a state the didn't go blue even with Obama at the top of the ticket has nothing to do with it.
But we'll take what we can get.
Don't get too secure though, keep speaking out. Especially if you live in Arkansas.
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Why are we not surprised
It's been said that "the truth shall set you free", but in the case of Obama's new "Green Czar" Van Jones, the "truth" only makes him look sillier...if not more dangerous.
Of course absolutely no one should be surprised by this whatsoever, but it turns out that Jones signed on to the "9-11 Truth Statement" several years ago, (he's signature #46). It essentially suggests that high-level officials of the US government "deliberately" allowed the September 11th attacks to take place.
Of course, this is in addition to his being a communist who openly calls for a "complete revolution" away from capitalism. Don't believe it? Check the links. Incredible.
Again, normally this sort of thing would be shocking, but when you consider who hired the guy, not so much.
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From 'round the sphere...
Massachusets desperately seeking another Kennedy
This is really sad.
Predictably, the push has begun to get a Kennedy into the Senate seat held for lo those many years by Ted Kennedy. The Kennedys favorite newspaper - the Boston Globe - all but annointed Joe in a news story by Frank Phillips that also handily reminded everybody that the seat is, after all, the permanent property of the Kennedy family.
"With Massachusetts having paid its final respects to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the politics of succession begins in earnest this week - candidates will emerge, a race will take shape, and the Kennedy clan will have to reveal whether it wants to keep the seat in the family.
"All eyes now are on Joseph P. Kennedy II, the former US representative, with family members and political allies expecting him to make a decision very shortly on whether to enter the Democratic primary.
Are the leaders of Massachusetts really saying that either a) one of their Senate seats is the hereditary property of a specific family, or b) that nobody in their fair state is capable of filling said seat but someone from a specific family? Seems that way to me.
Of course we all know what's at least part of the equation here: health care. As in, if we can get a Kennedy in that seat they can stand in the well of the Senate and be a reminder to the nation of Teddy and his dream of nationalized healthcare. Oh, and plus they've got so much invested (politically) in the Kennedy name brand that want to be able to continue to leverage that investment and make sure that the seat stays securely in liberal, Democrat hands. read more »
going down, down, down
Just in case it doesn't get they type of news coverage such things usually get (especially when there's a Republican in the White House), I give you the latest Gallup poll:
It gets even better though. Turns out that, although he's not the first President to hit this mark, he's one of the few who's had his popularity fall this quickly.
Slipping below 50% before November of the first year in office would represent “the third-fastest drop” since World War II, Gallup reports. Republican Gerald Ford slipped below 50% in his third month as president, Democrat Bill Clinton during his fourth month.
It took Republican President Eisenhower five years to fall below 50% in the public’s eye, Gallup notes. It took both Republican George Bushes about three years. It took Democrat Lyndon Johnson and Republican Richard Nixon more than two years.
You gotta' love it.
...what, they couldn't see it coming?
Some of these guys really are sad. It's not as though they didn't have sufficient reason to oppose Holder when Obama nominated him. In fact, most of the Senate Republicans DID oppose him. But they didn't. Whether they were caught up in the warm, fuzzy glow of "getalongism", "hopenchange", intimidated by Obama, or just plain stupid, they voted for the guy. Now they're complaining.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.), U.S. Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and other senators today sent the following letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in response to his decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA officials who interrogated al Qaeda terrorists:
“We are deeply disappointed by today’s announcement that you have chosen to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA officials who interrogated al Qaeda terrorists. As we explained to you in a letter dated August 19, 2009, reopening those cases—which career prosecutors have already determined do not warrant criminal prosecution—could, among other things, have a chilling effect on the work of the intelligence community....
spanning the globe...
...some of the links that are fit to link:
Obama continues to whine about GOP opposition to health care reform
Yes, the man who's party has what almost amounts to a super-majority in both houses of Congress is busy blaming the guys in the minority for the lack of success (so far) of his scheme to nationalize health care in our country.
"I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, 'Look, let's not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94, when Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the mid-term elections and we got the majority. And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook," Obama said.
Of course, he doesn't allow that GOP opposition could have anything to do with conservative principles, (as rare as that seems for us conservatives sometimes, but still). Or even that the majority of the American people simply don't want what he's selling...just like they didn't want what Bill and HIllary tried to sell in 1993.
Nah, it's those wascawy wepubwicans again.
Only 17 Democrat Senators hold town-halls back home
The Politico did a survey of Senate offices and found that only 17, less than a thrid of Senate Democrats, were holding town-hall meetings while back home for the August recess. It seems that they're worried about "exposing " themselves to bad PR situations. You know, the kind that can end up making them look stupid on You Tube, or just serve as a focal point for home-grown opposition. It will be interesting to see if this strategy backfires on them, leaving them looking aloof and out of touch with their constituents. read more »
Proving that Friday's are usually the best days for "real" news from DC (because fewer people are paying attention), the White House released its updated estimate of just how much further in the red Obama's spending plans will put the country over the next ten years. The number is staggering...but really just an admission that everyone else was right a few months ago when they said Obama was being way too optimistic about the fiscal impact of his policies.
From the Washington Post:
And you wonder why the Chinese laughed when our Treasury Secretary told them that their investment in our debt was secure?
The nation would be forced to borrow more than $9 trillion over the next decade under President Obama's policies, the White House acknowledged late Friday, bringing their long-term budget forecast in line with independent estimates.
The new projections add approximately $2 trillion to budget deficits through 2019. Earlier this year, the administration had predicted that Obama's policies would require the government to spend $7.108 trillion more than it collects in tax revenue over the next decade.
And of course, they released this little tidbit on Friday...the day before he skipped town to go on vacation. read more »
our readers have spoken...
Our most recent poll asked, "What do you think will be the results of the push for national health care reform?"
The results? Well, it seems that conservatives are feeling a little optimistic.
Here's the breakdown:
- * Full blown nationalized/socialized "Obamacare" will become law: 14%
- * A "compromise" allowing continued free-market insurance along with a "public option" run by the government: 11%
- * A compromise that places new, heavy regulations on free-market plans, but no "public option": 17%
- * Real reform allowing portability, purchase across state lines, expanded choices and maybe some tort reform: 9%
- * No bill at all, (Obama's "waterloo"): 49%
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