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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Human Events on the new Gun Control Legislation

HOUSE RESOLUTION 45
Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing
and Record of Sale Act of 2009


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The Congressional Plan to Disarm Americans

No legislator in their right mind would vote for this bill now but you need to be aware of what is going on in Congress regarding gun ownership. I'm sorry; did I assume our House of Representatives were in their right minds? The Blair Holt Act is sweeping legislation that forces you to take extensive and numerous actions in order to own a gun or you will be criminalized.

Bill: House Resolution 45

Sponsor: Rep. Bobby Rush, Democrat from Illinois

Referred to: House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security

1. Everyone will need a firearms license to own a gun and there will be a fee paid to the Attorney General.
2. You will be required to turn your guns into a firearms dealer for any transfers. Transfers include passing down your firearms to family members.
3. Report any address change to the Attorney General within 60 days.
4. Restrict you from having access to a loaded gun if there is someone under 18 in your home.
5. Fine and imprison you for failure to comply with any of the regulations.


These points are just the tip of the iceberg. You can get your PDF copy of the bill from the House of Representatives website. Read it and see how it decimates the rights enumerated in our 2 nd Amendment, and worse, makes following the law nearly impossible.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

AR-SEN: All tied up

Via PPP:

Blanche Lincoln (D-inc): 40
Gilbert Baker (R): 42

Blanche Lincoln (D-inc): 40
Curtis Coleman (R): 41

Blanche Lincoln (D-inc): 40
Tom Cotton (R): 39
(MoE: ±3.5%)


Wow. I expected the numbers to be bad for Senator Lincoln, but not this bad. This is very telling of an anti-Democratic sentiment nationwide. In fact, Dick Morris recently stated that with the way the economy is going, Democrats could lose 100 seats. Your thoughts.

(H/T: RedState)

For Georgia FairTaxers

Here's something I received in my inbox today:

Georgia FairTaxers!!!

We have reserved space at the Cumming Country Fair & Festival October 8 - 18 at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

We will have 2 pre-fair meetings – Aug 31, the last Monday in August, and September 28th, last Monday in September, with a follow up meeting October 26th, the last Monday in October.

The meetings will be at the Golden Corral in Cumming. They are located at Buford Dam Rd and Market Pl. Blvd. one long block east of Hwy 9 and one long block north of Hwy 20 which is exit 14 off 400. Physical address 2025 Market Pl. Bl., ph. 678-965-2273

From 400 go east to the first intersection (Market Pl. Blvd.) (a B P station, Carwash and Starbucks) go left through the second light at Buford Dam Rd. and turn left into the driveway. They are in front of Best Buy.

The meeting will start at 7:00.

Please come early. This is a buffet all you care to eat. Drinks are extra.

If you are not prepared to have dinner at Golden Corral ($9.69 adult, $9.09 Sr.), we will have water and coffee in the meeting room but you will be expected to leave a tip for the wait staff.

Let them know at the door that you are coming for the FairTax meeting and they will direct you to the meeting room.

Please let me know if you are going to be able to attend the August meeting so we can be sure to have enough space.

Bring a friend, relative, significant other, older kids. Everyone can get involved.

We will have a few shirts and hats, bumper stickers for a small donation. We are a non-profit and do not sell anything.

We will have a sign up list for those who want to come out and help "man the booth" for a couple of hours. We will assist you with all the training needed to "man the booth" and we have shown that anyone can do it.

If you want to be involved but can not attend the meeting let me know what day, days, hours you would be available. We will have gate passes for those manning the booth. More on that later when we know the booth location.

Dave Andrews, Retired

Cell 404-510-2306


I don't intend to work for them at the fair, however, this could give me a reason to go to the Cumming fair this October. Your thoughts.

Senator Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Statement from the Kennedy family:

"Edward M. Kennedy -- the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply -- died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port.

"We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever.

"We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all.

"He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it.

"He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it's hard to imagine any of them without him."


RIP.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NH-SEN: Ayotte leads by 2

Via Now Hampshire:

US SENATE - NEW HAMPSHRE (Populus Research)
Kelly Ayotte (R) 51%
Paul Hodes (D) 49%


Wow, no undecideds. Wasn't this supposedly the Democrats best chance for a pickup? I say we keep this. Your thoughts.

(H/T: The Hedgehog Report)

DSCC National Finance Chair arrested for Bank Fraud

Via Dow Jones Newswires:

A New York man was charged with allegedly defrauding Citigroup Inc. (C) out of $74 million in loans.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan and the Federal Bureau of Investigations say Hassan Nemazee, with residences in Manhattan and Katonah, N.Y., fraudulently applied for the loans for Nemazee Capital Corp., of which he is chairman and chief executive.

Federal prosecutors contend Nemazee obtained the money by giving the banking giant "numerous documents that purported to establish the existence of accounts in Nemazee's name at various financial institutions containing many hundreds of millions of dollars," the Justice Department said in a statement. "In fact, those were fraudulent and forged documents."

According to an FBI report, Nemazee first contacted Citigroup's Citibank in December 2006 to borrow $25 million, and later raised the sum to $80 million.

Nemazee paid back more than $74 million Monday, after being questioned by federal agents Sunday as he was checking in to board a flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to Rome.

He was charged with one count of bank fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 30 years and a fine of $1 million, or twice the gain or loss resulting from the alleged crime.

Nemazee, arrested Tuesday morning, is due to enter a plea later in the day in Manhattan federal court.


Truly amazing. Liberals seem to be the only people capable of pulling this kind of shit on people. Your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

KY-SEN: Grayson Leads, Paul close

Via Survey USA:

US SENATE - KENTUCKY (Survey USA)
Trey Grayson (R) 46%
Dan Mongiardo (D) 40%

Trey Grayson (R) 44%
Jack Conway (D) 37%
Dan Mongiardo (D) 43%
Rand Paul (R) 41%

Jack Conway (D) 43%
Rand Paul (R) 38%


In the primaries, Mongiardo and Grayson lead their respective parties, but not as large as either would hope to be.

US SENATE - KENTUCKY - DEM PRIMARY (Survey USA)
Dan Mongiardo 39%
Jack Conway 31%
Lillie Johnson 4%
Darlene Price 3%
Maurice Sweeney 1%

US SENATE - KENTUCKY - GOP PRIMARY (Survey USA)
Trey Grayson 37%
Rand Paul 26%
Roger Thoney 5%
Bill Johnson 2%
Brian Oerther 0%


Wasn't this the Democrats top pickup opportunity after their hopes of winning NH-SEN were completely dashed. Well, nice to see the Democrats imploding, again. GO GOP!!!

(H/T: The Hedgehog Report)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Robert Novak dies

Via CNN:

Conservative columnist and former CNN "Crossfire" co-host Robert Novak has died after a yearlong battle with cancer, his family said Tuesday. He was 78.
Robert Novak was a syndicated columnist who was a regular on CNN for 25 years.

Robert Novak was a syndicated columnist who was a regular on CNN for 25 years.

Novak died at home, over a year after doctors diagnosed him with a malignant brain tumor in August 2008.

He was dubbed "The Prince of Darkness" by friends for his pessimistic persona, and he used the nickname as the title of his 2007 memoir.

However, Sam Feist, CNN's political director, said the dour visage masked a "warm-hearted guy" who "cared a lot about the people who worked for him." Video Watch how Novak will be remembered »

"If you were a friend of Bob Novak's, you couldn't have a better friend," Feist said.

Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, said the network was saddened by the death of "a journalist of the old school, hard-working, practical and passionate about our profession."

"From its earliest days and for some 25 years, Bob shared generously with CNN and with CNN viewers his authority, credibility, humor and towering presence," Walton said in a statement. "We're grateful to have worked alongside him and send our respect and sympathy to his family."

Novak was a veteran columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a regular commentator for CNN for 25 years, beginning when the network launched in 1980.

For most of that time, he was a co-host of the political debate program "Crossfire." But he also hosted a show with his longtime column co-author, Rowland Evans, and appeared as a panelist on shows like "The Capital Gang" and on PBS' "The McLaughlin Group."

Novak got his first newspaper job in 1948, when he was still in high school.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Novak had "the kind of keen insight that can only be gained through years and years of dedication to a craft."

"He was a Washington institution who could turn an idea into the most discussed story around kitchen tables, congressional offices, the White House and everywhere in between," McConnell said in a written statement.

Novak served in the Army during the Korean War before turning to the news business, eventually starting his column with Evans at the now-defunct New York Herald-Tribune in 1963.

In 2003, he found himself at the center of the scandal over the exposure of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, when he published a column revealing her CIA status days after her husband challenged a key Bush administration justification for the invasion of Iraq.

While staunchly conservative, Novak opposed the invasion and was frequently critical of the Bush administration. He cooperated with prosecutors and was not charged in the leak case.

The scandal ultimately led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators probing the leak.

Novak later testified that the leak began with then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and was confirmed by Karl Rove, who was then President George W. Bush's top political adviser. Both men cooperated with the investigation, and neither was charged.

Novak was born to a Jewish family in Joliet, Illinois, on the outskirts of Chicago, but later became a devout Roman Catholic. He took up skydiving in his early 70s and was a passionate sports fan. He also once appeared as an extra in a Washington opera production.

In an editorial published with news of Novak's death, the Sun-Times said Novak's columns "were marked by his determination to dig out new information."

"He combined that with sharp analysis, insightful commentary and passion about the issues facing the nation to emerge as a brawling contestant in the great national debates of his era," the newspaper said.

Veteran Democratic consultant and on-air sparring partner James Carville said Novak "had the best sources in the Republican Party," making his weekly column a must-read for political insiders.

"What you saw on television was an ideological guy, a fire-breathing right-wing guy," Carville said. But Novak "still had the sort of ethos of the reporter."
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Novak left the network in 2005 after an on-air blowup with Carville, who had been needling him over the CIA leak case. CNN suspended Novak, who apologized for using the word "bullsh*t" on air, and he resigned at the end of the year.

"I want to thank CNN for making this network available to me for 25 years," he said at the time. "Never censored me once, ever, and I said some outrageous things. And it was a wonderful opportunity for me."


RIP.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Interesting Tidbit from Redstate about the TX-GOV race

I agree with it:

About the only campaign that comes close to the disaster that is Creigh Deeds’ campaign in Virginia is the craptacular spectacle of Kay Bailey Hutchison running her Texas gubernatorial primary.

The campaign has thus far been a disaster. Most recently, this morning, KBH showed up an hour late to her own kick off event.

Then, when she got there, she started bashing Rick Perry for being Governor for ten years. She said, “We need results, not politics. And that starts with term limits for Texas governor. For any governor, eight years is enough.”

The befuddling irony is that Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a United States Senator for seventeen years. Pot meet kettle.

Then of course, there is this:


When she first ran for Lloyd Bentsen’s vacated seat in 1993, she pledged to serve only two terms.

I get it with Perry and serving another term. But on the other hand, if a company is doing well, would you ever toss the CEO just because “eight years is enough”? That’s not smart business sense.

Lastly, and put more plainly, Texas has a choice — does it want a conservative or a Republican first?

Kay Bailey Hutchinson is defined by her party. She is notorious in Congress for throwing conservative staffers out of meetings. She is notorious for undermining pro-life legislation because she did not want to deal with. She is notorious for being a capitulating compromiser.

For Kay Bailey Hutchinson, it is all about the party and, consequently, all about holding on to power.

Rick Perry is a conservative before he is a Republican. His foundation, unlike KBH, is not the acquisition of political power, but the application of principles grounded in our Declaration of Independence, i.e. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Texas voters in the Republican Primary may be tired of Rick Perry, but do they want to throw him out for an unprincipled member of the Republican Party establishment? If so, they will get no better than the same Republican Establishment the nation coldly rejected in 2008.


Your thoughts

IL-SEN: Kirk leads the Democrats

Via Rasmussen:

US SENATE - ILLINOIS (Rasmussen)
Mark Kirk (R) 41%
Alexi Giannoulias (D) 38%

Mark Kirk (R) 47%
Cheryle Jackson (D) 30%


This would be a sweet pick up for the GOP if Kirk can pull it off.

(H/T: The Hedgehog Report)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gun Shows, Breakfasts, and Town Halls

Via Facebook message from the Oxendine Campaign:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday

Gun Show in Gainesville
GA Mountain Center,
301 Main Street SW,
Downtown Gainesville, Ga

11:00PM - 4:00PM

Even if you can only come out for an hour or two, I am really needing folks to help us cover this. Respond to this, letting me know which shift you can take.


Union GOP Breakfast
Copperhead Lodge
171 Copperhead Pkwy,
Blairsville, GA 30512

9:00AM - 10:00AM


Americas Town Hall
Centennial Olympic Park

11:15AM - 3:00PM

I really need volunteers for this event as well. Several of our opponents are using this as their last stand and are rallying their troops to come out in masses. Please lets not them out do us, they haven't yet and now is not the time to let them start.



Sunday

Gun Show in Gainesville
GA Mountain Center,
301 Main Street SW,
Downtown Gainesville, Ga

12:00PM - 4:00PM


As always call me for more information or to request t-shirts for the events. Priority ones are the Gun Show and the Town Hall.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Upcoming State Legislature Special Elections

After our surprise victory in the special election earlier this week in Delaware, I decided to look for a place that listed all the State Legislature Special Elections. I know that these special elections at the state level normally do not generate a lot of news in national news and, unless you know about them ahead time, you don’t hear about it until after it happens and, usually, only if there is a big upset. Turns out The Hedgehog Report had a full rundown of all the State Legislature Special Elections. To summarize, here are the upcoming special elections at the state level:

Kentucky * Senate District 18 (August 25, 2009)
Louisiana * Senate District 20 - (Runoff August 29, 2009)
Iowa * House District 90 (September 1, 2009)
Alabama * House District 65 (Primary - September 15, 2009)
New York * Assembly District 38 - (September 15, 2009)
Pennsylvania * Senate District 24 - (September 29, 2009)
Oklahoma * House District 55 - (October 13, 2009)
Tennessee * House District 62 - (October 13, 2009)
Tennessee * Senate District 31 - (October 15, 2009)
Washington * House District 16 - (November 3, 2009)
Washington * House District 9 - (November 3, 2009)
Washington * House District 15 - (November 3, 2009)
Michigan * Senate District 19 - (November 3, 2009)
Georgia * House District 58 - (November 3, 2009)
Georgia * House District 129 - (November 3, 2009)
Georgia * House District 141 - (November 3, 2009)


Of course, while these may not get the news Federal races get, these elections will help shift votes when it comes to redistricting in the future.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tell your Congressman to vote no on ObamaCare

The August recess is almost over, and Congressional Democrats have vowed to bring ObamaCare up for a vote. Call the members of Congress below. Ask each one to vote against ObamaCare. Several BlueDogs are caving on ObamaCare.

Let us know in the comments what each one says.

Melancon, Charlie (LA-03)-202-225-4031

Shuler, Heath (NC-11)-202-225-6401

Altmire, Jason (PA-04)-202-225-2565

Arcuri, Mike (NY-24)-202-225-3665

Baca, Joe (CA-43)-202-225-6161

Barrow, John (GA-12)-202-225-2823

Berry, Marion (AR-01)-202-225-4076

Bishop, Sanford (GA-02)-202-225-3631

Boren, Dan (OK-02)-202-225-2701

Boswell, Leonard (IA-03)-202-225-3806

Boyd, Allen (FL-02)-202-225-5235

Bright, Bobby (AL-02)-202-225-2901

Cardoza, Dennis (CA-18)-202-225-6131

Carney, Christopher (PA-10)-202-225-3731

Chandler, Ben (KY-06)-202-225-4706

Childers, Travis (MS-01)-202-225-4306

Cooper, Jim (TN-05)-202-225-4311

Costa, Jim (CA-20)-202-225-3341

Cuellar, Henry (TX-28)-202-225-1640

Davis, Lincoln (TN-04)-202-225-6831

Donnelly, Joe (IN-02)-202-225-3915

Ellsworth, Brad (IN-08)-202-225-4636

Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08)-202-225-2542

Gordon, Bart (TN-06)-202-225-4231

Griffith, Parker (AL-05)-202-225-4801

Harman, Jane (CA-36)-202-225-8220

Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (SD)-202-225-2801

Hill, Baron (IN-09)-202-225-5315

Holden, Tim (PA-17)-202-225-5546

Kratovil, Jr., Frank (MD-01)-202-225-5311

McIntyre, Mike (NC-07)-202-225-2731

Marshall, Jim (GA-03)-202-225-6531

Matheson, Jim (UT-02)-202-225-3011

Melancon, Charlie (LA-03)-202-225-4031

Michaud, Mike (ME-02)-202-225-6306

Minnick, Walt (ID-01)-202-225-6611

Mitchell, Harry (AZ-05)-202-225-2190

Moore, Dennis (KS-03)-202-225-2865

Murphy, Patrick (PA-08)-202-225-4276

Nye, Glenn (VA-02)-202-225-4215

Peterson, Collin (MN-07)-202-225-2165

Pomeroy, Earl (ND)-202-225-2611

Ross, Mike (AR-04)-202-225-3772

Salazar, John (CO-03)-202-225-4761

Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47)-202-225-2965

Schiff, Adam (CA-29)-202-225-4176

Scott, David (GA-13)-202-225-2939

Shuler, Heath (NC-11)-202-225-6401

Space, Zack (OH-18)-202-225-6265

Tanner, John (TN-08)-202-225-4714

Taylor, Gene (MS-04)-202-225-5772

Thompson, Mike (CA-01)-202-225-3311

Wilson, Charles (OH-06)-202-225-5705

Monday, August 3, 2009

Conservative State Project Endorses John Oxendine for Georgia Governor

Joining our long list of conservative candidate endorsements like Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Peter Schiff, Paul Broun, Peg Lusisk, Michael Williams, John Thune, Gary Herbert, Bob Vander Plaats, Jeff Flake, Sam Brownback, Ron Paul, Louie Gohmert, Tom Price, Tom McClintock, Spencer Bachus, and Rick Perry, Conservative State Project is pleased to endorse John Oxendine for Governor of Georgia.

Here are the issues that I base my endorsement of Oxendine on:

FairTax: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that he would implement the Fair Tax. For those who don't know, the Fair Tax is a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, Dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and a repeal of the 16th Amendment through companion legislation. This is a very good idea and I believe it will truly help GA's economy in a positive way.

GA Tax Code: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that we need to scrap the current Georgia tax code. He also says that Georgia needs to develop a revenue program based on our modern economy and not the Industrial Revolution's, and that we must manage Georgia with a solid conservative, free enterprise philosophy, cut out those functions best managed by the private sector, and have a tax code that does not tax income. This is not only a good idea, this is a GREAT idea!

Transportation: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that, to solve the transportation problem, we must build a western bypass and a fallline freeway. This western bypass would start at Ringgold, go through Summerville, Carrollton, Newnan, and end at Macon. The fallline freeway would start at Colombus, go through Macon, and end at Augusta. This would ease the difficulty that the businesses in South Georgia have when they are going north to ship products. Another idea to ease congestion around the connector is to build a paralell connector, connecting I-85 to I-75, and also going through I-20.

Water: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that, to solve the Water problem, he would start the process of digging a series of state-owned and operated resivoirs over North Georgia. This will help to preserve water and give the local citizens access to their water, and it will help bring industry to Georgia.

Abortion: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that he will use the power of the Governor’s office to create an environment where abortion providers will not want to do business in Georgia any longer. He will enforce existing law and use the state Constitution to put Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of business in Georgia. Life is a precious gift from our Creator. Abortion is the taking of that precious gift, an innocent life. As Governor, he will oppose abortion at any point of gestation. Our support for life should be supplemented by an amendment to the Georgia Constitution proclaiming a "paramount right to life".

Your thoughts.