Saturday, May 14, 2011

"All the factors say go, but my heart says no"

Photo source: TIME

Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid
Mike Huckabee said Saturday there would be no sequel to his surprisingly strong 2008 White House bid, in which he won the Iowa Republican caucus and finished second in the primaries to Sen. John McCain.

"All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said on his Fox News Channel show.

"The past few months have been times of deep personal reflection," Huckabee said. "Even though I wasn't actively establishing a campaign organization or seeking financial support to run again, polls have consistently put me at or near the top to be the Republican nominee."

...Donald Trump delivered a message after Huckabee's decision to opt out.
"A lot of people are very happy that he will not be running, especially other candidates, so Mike enjoy the show," Trump said. "The ratings are terrific. Good luck."

Friday, May 13, 2011

League of Women Voters Chapter President Resigns In Protest of Anti-Scott Brown Ad

In response to the controversy over the Brown ad, the national President of the League, Elizabeth McNamara stated: “We are a nonpartisan organization, but we are political." - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
...the outrageous ad run against Scott Brown (R-MA) by the national League of Women Voters, depicting a child on a respirator and tying the condition to Brown's vote to strip the EPA of the ability to regulate carbon dioxide.

Putting aside what one thinks of the ad's substance, the ad signaled a complete disregard for the League's political neutrality. In fact, the League long ago lost its neutrality, having made a national Board decision to engage in issue advocacy, but the public perception lived on.

Now the head of the Andover/North Andover chapter has resigned in protest...
Resignation letter from local League of Women Voters president - Andover Townsman
Local League Responds to Scott Brown Ads - NorthAndoverPatch

Note the comment at Legal Insurrection: ◼ George Soros and the LWV - League of Women Voters Education Fund - received from Open Society Institute $1,723,000

Obama won by unsealing the secrets of foes' marriages; the NYTimes wants to do that same in 2012

Let's face it, Bill Clinton was a scummy husband. So was Newt Gingrich. So are many men. So what. What do I care? It is their policies STUPID.... -

Periodically, we take a second to introduce you to the Blogs in our sidebar.
Femisex founders are 'mainstream media journalists appalled by the Misogyny and Sexism of the Liberal Press.'
A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the general election of 2008. Millions of Americans discovered the Liberal Press despises women. Not all women. Liberal Press does adore certain women--wives, mothers, workaday gals, these are all accepted models. However, the love STOPS DEAD for Alpha Women.... read more

Oddly, the White House press corps bothered neither to ask about Gates nor to find out why the briefing was off camera.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today turned off the briefing room lights to address reporters in an unusual off camera gaggle -

In other news, ◼ WHITE HOUSE TO QUIT FAKING 'NEWS' PHOTOS - Huffington Post
The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden.

After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech – a practice that news organizations have protested for years.
And: Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations?

This information is part of an upcoming report by the Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute which has been looking into George Soros and his influence on the media. - FOX
When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio , it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR’s federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC.

Prominent journalists like ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalists' ethical code stating: “avoid all conflicts real or perceived.”

Shocking Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A 3rd Grade "Ethnic Studies" Book

At The Blaze

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Boehner demands trillion-dollar cuts in debt deal

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner addresses the Economic Club
of New York in New York, Monday, May 9, 2011. The Economic Club
of New York is a non-political, non-partisan and non-profit organization
with members from the executive levels of business, industry and finance.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Monday said the federal budget should be trimmed by trillions of dollars, at least enough to cover any additional borrowing the government would do if Congress agrees to raise the nation's debt limit. - Susan Ferrechio/Washington Examiner
"Without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt-limit increase," Boehner warned.

Boehner declares tax hikes ‘off the table,’ drawing White House rebuke - Washington Post
Asked whether “raising taxes is a nonstarter,” Boehner replied: “It’s off the table. Everything else is on the table.”

The Thread Of Propaganda Runs Thick

The nation is being run by incompetent amateurs who are barely surviving on the art of propaganda and misinformation. - Strata-sphere
The 4 Year Hunt For Bin Laden – With Apparent Revisionism - Strata-sphere
...why create this false choice in the story – massive overkill or precision strike?

Most 'oil subsidies' are not really oil subsidies

the biggest "oil subsidy" Obama talks about is really a "domestic production" tax credit, benefitting domestic oil drilling, coal mining, and chopping down trees as well as manufacturing - Timothy P. Carney/Washington Examiner
...unlike, say, ethanol, nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, electric cars, or any other form of "renewable" energy, oil doesn't get direct gifts or even targeted tax breaks from the federal government....
Wasting time on oil company taxes - John E. Sununu/Boston Globe
The precise point at which a tax deduction becomes a “loophole’’ or a tax incentive becomes a “subsidy for special interests’’ is one of the great mysteries of politics.

House Resolution 57: Who Do You Want to Control the Internet?

Who Do You Want to Control the Internet? - Mary Bono Mack
Earlier this year, I introduced House Resolution 57, which voiced my strong opposition to the regulation of the Internet by the United Nation and other international governmental entities. h/t: SF

Mandated Messages: The President and Homeland Security Coming to Your Cell Phone

Monday, May 9, 2011

North Dakota Oil Tax Revenue Breaks $100M Mark in March as Industry Booms

North Dakota's booming oil industry has yielded record tax revenue for the state, breaking the $100 million mark in March at a time when other states are struggling to stay afloat. - FOX

Trump: 4 More Years of Obama Would Be 'Catastrophic' Part 2

May 2011: President's Message

GOP candidates Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum took the stage in the first GOP 2012 Candidates Debate in Greenville, South Carolina. The event was co-sponsored by the South Carolina Republican Party and Fox News ◼ (Politico image)

The political season is bursting with new blood and energy as seen in the first vigorous debate. We were introduced to new faces, strong principles, and straight decisive answers!

We certainly heard powerful opinions on the current administration and the devastation it has subjected America to. As we launch even more candidates into the field, I feel confident that we are about to embrace this next election with several viable leaders to strongly support.

We must remember our true goal and that is a bold victory in 2012, not by bashing or tearing down our own Republicans who stand up to run but to get engaged, focus and use our excitement to target the win. The candidates themselves will unveil their leadership skills and knowledge, truth, honor and electability and the victor will be standing as our choice. America is relying upon us ~ let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!

Watch the entire (recorded) debate on our website: It’s broken up into four YouTube videos for easy viewing - and stay tuned for more. We’ll be posting news and opinion pieces to help you stay up to date and in the know.

View the full Redwood Alert Newsletter here

Arcata School District board to interview trustee candidates

The Arcata School District board will consider on Monday provisionally appointing two people to fill the two vacant board member seats....
Board members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Sunny Brae Middle School's multi-purpose room, 1430 Buttermilk Lane in Arcata. For the full agenda, go to the district office at 1435 Buttermilk Lane in Arcata or call 822-0351.

Honor Flight In The News

Humboldt County group rushes to honor area's World War II veterans while they are still here

And they're planning a FUNDRAISER:
What: A gala fundraiser, featuring dinner and auction, for North Coast Honor Flight
When: 6 p.m. May 26
Where: Blue Lake Casino's Sapphire Palace, 777 Casino Way
Cost: Tickets are $50 apiece, and come with $20 in free slot play at the casino. Tickets are available at the casino's players club or at The Works in Eureka.
For more information, call 443-1234 or 677-0490.
Or visit

OPINION: Ron Paul driving Republicans' White House campaign

OPINION: Ron Paul driving Republicans' White House campaign - Juan Williams/The Hill

Newt to Announce

Newt Gingrich to Enter Presidential Race - FOX
Gingrich will skip the traditional early campaign phase of forming an exploratory committee and will jump straight into the race with the Wednesday announcement.

Run, Chris, run!

Iowa GOPers plead with Jersey gov - S.A. MILLER/New York Post
Iowa's top Republican moneymen are begging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to get into the presidential race.
John Boehner: Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels should run

Mitch Daniels: The man who could reshape the Republican field

Daniels is regarded (and regards himself) as a candidate of considerable gravity, willing to focus on making tough choices about the nation’s financial future even if that conversation is politically unpopular. - Chris Cilliza/washington Post

2012 and the Republican rescue fantasy the back of their minds, many Republicans are hoping that somewhere, somehow, a superhero candidate will swoop down out of the sky and rescue them from their current lackluster presidential field... - Byron York/Washington Examiner

Do you really think the current field is "lackluster"?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

If he was alive today he would be a Republican!

"Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government."

– John F. Kennedy, Jan. 17, 1963, annual budget message to the Congress, fiscal year 1964

Read more: John F. Kennedy on taxes - WND

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