Links To Visit – 03/23/10

Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin: Out-of-touch Congress Sounds Our Clarion Call to Take a Stand (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

USA Today – Airport device follows fliers’ phones (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

GOPUSA – A Point of No Return?

The New Editor – Take Away Her Gavel

The Radio Patriot – Five days to Searchlight

The Radio Patriot – FCC elbow deep in Internet control

Bookworm Room – Finding humor in the situation

Chuck Norris – Riders on the storm (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Atlas Shrugs – Iran: “All of you should be ready, as tomorrow belongs to us.”

Atlas Shrugs – Heil Hillary and the American Jewish Councils

Atlas Shrugs – German City Bans Israel Flag, Existence of Jewish State Offends Muslims

Gateway Pundit – Rep. Maxine Waters Calls Conservative Protesters “Teabaggers” Again (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Figures. NY Times Still Pushing Bogus Tea Party N*gger Story Despite Video Proof That It Was Made Up

Gateway Pundit – Obama Opens Mouth at Health Care Bill Signing – Lies

Gateway Pundit – Breaking: 13 States Sue Federal Government to Stop Unconstitutional Obamacare

Gateway Pundit – Obama & Dems Hold Pep Rally to Sign Legislation to Take Over Health Care Industry

Gateway Pundit – Obama Won’t Allow Any Photos of Him With PM Netanyahu

Gateway Pundit – Indiana Dem Senatorial Candidate Down 18 Points After Voting For Obamacare

Gateway Pundit – A New Low… Liberal Media Now Running Terri Shiavo “Pull the Plug” Musical Comedy for Children (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Netanyahu Defies Obama Regime- Reaffirms Israel’s Right to Jerusalem (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Rep. Eric Cantor at AIPAC: “Now Is Not the Time to Be Picking Fights With Israel” (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Americans Don’t Like Obamacare, Pelosi, Reid or Socialist Obama

Gateway Pundit – Sarah Palin: Health Care Debate Is Between Socialism and Those Who Love America (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Metro Transit Uses Public Money to Propagandize in Favor of Prop A Tax Hike

Gateway Pundit – Planned Parenthood Praises House Vote on Obamacare & Stupak’s Stupidity

Gateway Pundit – Brilliant Hillary Screws Up at AIPAC… Doesn’t Know Her HamAS(S) From a Hole in the Ground

Dennis Prager – It’s a Civil War: What We Do Now

WND – Rush Limbaugh: Elections could end thanks to Obama

Big Government – The Socialists Won A Battle; Now It is Our Turn (Hat Tip: Pierre Legrand’s Pink Flamingo Bar)

Family Security Matters – Exclusive: Understanding the EMP Threat Could Save Your Life

Family Security Matters – Exclusive: Nuclear Terrorism: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We? And Where Can We Go? (Part One of Ten)

Family Security Matters – American Tyranny?

The Anchoress – Please help me thumb my nose at Obama!

Weazel Zippers – Bart Stupak (D-isgrace) Celebrated With Fellow Scumocrats Till The Wee Hours In D.C. Dive Bar… (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Hot Air – Obama’s SecEd manipulated school lists to favor powerful (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Bookworm Room – San Francisco Tea Party on April 15

Dr. Melissa Clouthier – The RNC Wins With FireNancyPelosi.Com

The Claremont Institute – The Tea Party Spirit

Michelle Malkin – Obama to sign the Demcare House of Cards

Michelle Malkin – Ann Coulter Declares Herself Victim of Hate Crime

Michelle Malkin – Let me be buried on this spot!

Michelle Malkin – Health Care Quote of the Day & Bill Signing Roundup

Michelle Malkin – Slaying the cult of the Obama Zombies

Center for Immigration Studies – The High Cost of Cheap Labor (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

San Francisco Examiner – Thousands of federal workers ride Metro for free (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Washington Examiner – How Obamacare hits industry and threatens jobs (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Free Republic – How The Health Bill Would Affect You (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Washington Examiner – Ten inconvenient truths about Obamacare (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Associated Content – Was Democrat Bart Stupak Bribed with Airport Deal to Get Him to Switch to “yes” on Obamacare? (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

boston.com – Cahill bashes state — and national — health care reform law (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

All Right Magazine – The April 15th SCARY Fact Sheet (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Radio Patriot – 2010 Census – Meet My Constitution.

NewsMax – Kit Bond: Obamacare’s Financial Cost to States Will Be ‘Horrific’ (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

NewsMax – With Healthcare Law Finished, Democrats Turn Their Attention to Cap-and-Trade Tax (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Kim Priestap – Was Bart Stupak’s vote purchased?

American Thinker – In Defeat, Defiance (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

boston.com – Bolder Obama may press other big parts of agenda

Demonstrators in Royal Oak, Michigan rallied for a state ballot initiative opposing the new federal health care law. President Obama is set to go to Iowa this week to begin building public support for the overhaul, passed by the House Sunday.
(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Doug Ross – Eight Health Care Charts That Depict the Utter Cruelty of DemCare (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Investors.com – 20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Mark Steyn – Tattered Liberty (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Money News – Unions Want to Take Over Your 401(k) (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

NowPublic – Page 58 of Health Care Bill: National ID Health Card (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

RICE – Nano-based RFID tag, you’re it (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

informationliberation – Wachovia Admits It Laundered Millions in Mexican Drug Cash (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

informationliberation – Declaration of Dependence: The Founding Fathers Roll in their Graves (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Kim Priestap – Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their staff are all exempt from ObamaCare reforms

Bookworm Room – About the Democrats and “History”

Flopping Aces – How Apropos (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Bloomberg – States Challenge Health Bill Saying Medicaid Expansion Will Bust Budgets


WSJ – Feds Aim to Bolster Overseas Fight Against ‘Cybercrime’

CNN – 30 million kids get vaccine tainted with pig virus

AP – UK to expel Israeli diplomat over Dubai case

The Telegraph – ‘Passport Cloning’

Yahoo! News – Bill Gates wants small-scale nuclear reactor!

AP – UPDATE: ACORN disbanding because of money woes, scandal

Breitbart – Three Guantanamo inmates transferred to Georgia

AP – China thwarts GOOGLE’s detour

FT – Paris scraps carbon tax plan


AZ Central – Mexican officers dismembered, put in bags

Times Online – Israel defies Obama over Jerusalem settlements

wcbstv – Bloomberg Projects Worst NYC Job Cuts In Decades; As Many As 19,000 Could Face Ax

freep.com – Feds study whether sudden acceleration in TOYOTA linked to cosmic rays

FT – Israel’s survival at stake, Clinton warns

The Daily Mail – Mars as you’ve never seen it before!

Reuters – Venezuela arrests Chavez critic for ‘conspiracy’

Fox News – ACORN SWAP?


ABC & NBC: Historic Event Against Health Care Vote

CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or [email protected]

ABC, NBC, Las Vegas Review Journal: “Historic” Event Will Measure Tea Party Movement’s Strength Following Health Care Vote


It’s the Tea Party movement’s first big moment following Congress’s vote on the controversial health care bill, and media outlets are predicting it will be a historic event.

This Saturday, March 27th the “Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out” tour kicks off with the giant “Showdown in Searchlight” tea party rally in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, NV. Headlining the event will be former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, “Joe The Plumber,” Andrew Breitbart, Roger Hedgecock, Jerry Doyle, Saturday Night Live’s Victoria Jackson, and many more. Ann Coulter is showing up for the follow-up event in Henderson (outside of Las Vegas) as well!

Don’t take our word for it. See the top stories from NBC-Las Vegas (KVBC-3) and ABC-Las Vegas (KTNV-13). And then check out the major story from the Las Vegas Review Journal below as well:

The Las Vegas Review Journal’s report can be viewed – HERE.

And their photo-essay of the rally site can be seen – HERE.

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Media organizations wishing to embed a reporter on the Tea Party Express national tour, or those seeking more information about the “Tea Party Express” or to schedule an interview with a representative, should contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: [email protected]


Financial News Update – 03/23/10

Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Mark Levin: I want my utopia dammit and I WANT IT NOW! (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

This year, US public debt could reach end game (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Fear The New Krugman (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

President Barack Obama Signs Health Care Bill

Study: Blue-Collar, Minority Workers Hardest Hit

Health-Care Reform Helps Obama ‘Spread the Wealth,’ Curb Competing Ideas

Depend On The Government For Your Health Care? Good Luck… (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Morning Bell: Congress vs. The American People

High-Speed Rail: More Mickey Mouse Stimulus Spending

Stupak Admits He Allowed Obama to Fund Abortions With Taxpayer Money

Exempted From Obamacare: Senior Staff Who Wrote the Bill (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Should Government Control Mortgages? Debate Revs Up (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Obama Signs Health Care Bill Today as GOP Challenges Constitutionality (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Nationalizing Healthcare and Retirements

Bond Buyers: Buffett a Better Risk Than U.S. Treasuries

Geithner to Call for Revamp of Housing Finance System

Economist: China May Act on Yuan if U.S. Stays Quiet

Chicago Fed Chief Backs Extended Support Policies

OPEN MIC: Biden to Obama: ‘This is a big f**king deal’

FLASHBACK: Obama promises ‘public will have FIVE DAYS to look at every bill that lands on my desk’


12 States File Lawsuits Against Mandatory Insurance

CBS: Pelosi’s favorability ratings 11%, Reid at 8%

Uninsured: ‘Going to be like Christmas… It’s going to be great. You know, no worries about the bills’

IBD: 20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Freedoms

IRS Needs Additional $10 BILLION to Be the Nation’s Health Enforcer

NEXT: After health, Dems zero in on ‘global warming’

CNN Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama for first time

Tea partiers vow revenge

Home sales fall for third straight month

SOLD: Obama Trades Airport Grants for Stupak’s Vote

Albany Pols want to Legalize Med Marijuana — to help close NY budget gap!

States Plot to Block, Limit Health Care Reform Bill

Poll: Most Americans Fear U.S. Economy Could Collapse

Obama Signs Health Insurance Overhaul Into Law

Job Hunt: Blue Collar Workers Struggle Most


Public Pension Deficits Are Worse Than You Think

Obama Pays More Than Buffett as U.S. Risks AAA Rating

Lipsky Says ‘Acute’ Debt Challenges Face Advanced Economies

Agora Financial’s Five-Minute Forecast

Court Says Fed Must Disclose Bank Bailout Records

It’s Time for Wall Street to Pay

Health Care Companies Pull Stock Market Higher

Oil Edges Lower, Extending Friday’s Losses

Spain Approves Bill to Overhaul Economy as Jobless Rate Hits 20%


Looming US Bankruptcy

By: Budd Schroeder at American Daughter

Our country faces economic disaster, but our mainstream media don’t seem to have a clue. For the specifics, you have to read the foreign press. In this case, the facts and figures are all spelled out in a lesser known Italian publication covering Asian news. Asians have stopped investing in the United States, and this article explains the reason:

This year, US public debt could reach end game
by Maurizio d’Orlando

….now even US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S Bernanke is warning the US Congress about the danger. In a statement before the House Financial Services Committee… he said that the US public debt might no longer be sustainable very soon…. Bernanke says the United States is likely to face a debt crisis like the one in Greece sooner than later, “not something that is 10 years away.”

In 2008, the size of the debt was such that it was quite clear that it was not sustainable. Now we have a timeframe to measure the likelihood of insolvency for the US public debt, and it is this year….

By the end of 2010, the US Treasury will have to refinance US$ 2 trillion in short-term debt, plus additional deficit spending for this year, estimated to be around US$ 1.5 trillion (US$ 1.6 trillion today two months after the original article was published). Together, the US Treasury will need to borrow US$ 3.5 trillion (US$ 3.6 trillion according to this writer) in just one year.

In 1999, two well-known economists — Alan Greenspan and Pablo Guidotti — published a formula in an academic paper. Kept secret for a long time, it is designed to predict with precision when a country’s public debt will lead it to be insolvent. Called the Greenspan-Guidotti rule, it says that to avoid a default, countries should maintain hard currency reserves equal to at least 100 per cent of their short-term foreign debt maturities.

According to the author, the United States holds 8,133.5 metric tonnes of gold (the world’s largest holder). At November 2009 dollar values, that is about U$ 300 billion. The US strategic petroleum reserve shows a current total position of 725 million barrels. At current dollar prices, that is roughly US$ 58 billion worth of oil. According to the IMF, the US has US$ 136 billion in foreign currency reserves. Altogether, that is some US$ 500 billion in reserves (US$ 455.5 billion according to AsiaNews).

Foreigners hold 44 per cent of US$ two trillion short-term US debt; that is US$ 880 billion. Total domestic savings in the United States are only around US$ 600 billion annually. If the United States needs to sell US$ 3.5 trillion (or US$ 3.6 trillion) in Treasury bills, and all domestic savings combined are put into US Treasury debt, the United States will still fall short by nearly US$ 3 trillion. Where is the rest of the money going to come from?

Not China, nor India or any other Asian countries….

The article goes on to provide details of the redirection of Asian investing. Finally:

Whenever US insolvency becomes self-evident, no one dare say they did not know. The Greenspan who came up with the aforementioned formula is the same Alan Greenspan who chaired the Federal Reserve for 18 years and allowed speculative. i.e. “structured” finance to expand (based on poorly tested mathematical algorithms).

This is the same Greenspan who in 1977 wrote a prophetic PhD dissertation (which was removed from his university at his request in 1987, when he became Fed chairman) on how financial bubbles develop in real estate and then burst. Not only was Greenspan aware of it, but so were US top financial circles. In other periods of history, this could lead to accusations of “treason,” but today our sense of personal and collective responsibility is more faded and faint than before….

To put this in an easy-to-understand visual, here’s a graph of gold versus US treasuries from Daily WealthThe Most Important Chart in the World Right Now:

Note that Congress knew, based on Bernanke’s testimony, that our country faced bankruptcy before they passed the expensive health care bill. And the complicit media kept this information from the public, so as not to diminish the chances for passing the so-called “health care reform.”

Note also that having exhausted the traditional sources of revenue, Congress will most likely consider confiscating the citizenry’s retirement plans, IRAs, and 401Ks next.


The Daily CruxThe bankruptcy of the United States is now certain

The Daily CruxThis chart is the easiest way to track the coming U.S. bankruptcy


Interest Explodes for “Showdown in Searchlight”


Hello – let me try this again. My previous email came out all jumbled, so I’ve tried to fix the problem. Once again, this is Ryan Gill here with the Tea Party Express.

With the passage of the health care bill, interest for the giant “Showdown in Searchlight” tea party rally has exploded beyond our wildest expectations. And the news media is starting to focus on this huge event. More details on that including pics and news reports below.

I am hoping that each of you will do whatever you can to join us on March 27th in Searchlight. This event will be truly historic, and it comes as a perfect rebuttal to target one of the principal architects of the government-run health care scheme: Harry Reid.

I’m writing to let you know there is still a little time left to make arrangements to get to Searchlight, NV to join this historic event that will feature: Gov. Sarah Palin, “Joe The Plumber”, Andrew Breitbart, Roger Hedgecock, Jerry Doyle, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root, ACORN sting journalist, Hannah Giles, and many, many more…

And after the rally ends in Searchlight, NV many people are then heading up in the caravan to Henderson, NV where Ann Coulter will be headlining the welcome rally for the Tea Party Express.

Complete details on the Searchlight event, hotels, charter buses, campgrounds and more can be found here: http://www.teapartyexpress.org/tour-shedule-3/searchlight-nv

People have been asking if they can still get on one of the chartered buses heading to Searchlight. The answer is yes. Simply send an email with your name, city and state to: [email protected]

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Before I go any further with the updates on the “Showdown in Searchlight” event, I have a small request. As the e-Grassroots Coordinator for the Tea Party Express, I am trying to build up our Facebook presence for our principal organizer, the Our Country Deserves Better Committee.

Right now we have 48,609 “Fans”. I’m trying to get us to 50,000 “Fans” by the launch date of this Saturday. We’ll be posting trip reports, pictures and videos of the Tea Party Express III rallies at this page. So please become a “Fan” and Invite your friends to do the same: http://www.facebook.com/ourcountrypac

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It’s been interesting to see how much media interest has been building for the “Showdown in Searchlight.” Media outlets have sent out crews of reporters and photographers to scout out the area. Here’s a picture taken by the Las Vegas Review Journal from their scouting trip:

They also wrote a major news article on the upcoming “Showdown in Searchlight” tea party rally that you can read about – HERE.

And the “Showdown in Searchlight” was the top news story on the Las Vegas ABC-affiliate, KTNV. Check out their report (and be sure to click the video of the newscast on the right-hand side of the page) – HERE.

All the fun starts at 9:30 – 10:00 AM in Laughlin. We’re asking supporters to meet us at Harrah’s Laughlin (in the parking lot) with your vehicles decked out in red-white-blue patriotic design.

We’ll then all caravan together from Laughlin, NV to the rally site in Searchlight, NV for the big kickoff to the rally at 12:00 Noon!

I really hope you can join us. Trust me, this will be a day you will never forget. So many people throughout Nevada at the grass roots level have invested their time, energy, and personal money to make this a success. So many of you have contributed to make this a success.

We will have some surprises to tell you about regarding the “Showdown in Searchlight” in the coming days.

So finally, two items to please remember:

*You can still get on a charter bus heading to Searchlight. Just email: [email protected]

*Please help me with our goal to surpass 50,000 “Fans” on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/OurCountryPAC


Radicalizing the Highest Court

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Berkley Constitutional Law Professor – Goodwin Liu

Not content with signing into being the unconstitutional health care law today, Obama is moving forward with further power grabs such as Cap and Trade and Illegal Immigration. Possibly the most disturbing move is his calculated plan to solidify his control of the highest court in the land by seating an uber-radical – namely Professor Goodwin Liu of Berkley.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings to consider the nomination Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The hearing will be fraught with arguments from the left and right concerning Liu’s political leanings. But there is no doubt that Liu is a leftest to the nth degree and his views differ radically from the beliefs held by the majority of Americans. In fact, his views are outside the majority of judicial thinking as a whole.

From ABC News:

“His nomination seems to me to represent the apex of judicial activist philosophy,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “His views represent a fundamental change in our understanding of the role in society of the court.”

His youth and ethnicity will be used to help get him appointed to the Supreme Court. No tactic will be left untried to accomplish this placement. Liu is the most prominent liberal academic to be considered as a justice ever in history.

Liu believes in a ‘living Constitution.’ One that is subject to modern day interpretation and therefore always changing and morphing as the powers-that-be see fit. He has never argued a Supreme Court case. Instead, he has focused on civil rights and Constitutional law. I might point out that becoming a Constitutional Law Professor is a stroke of genius. Learn the Constitution so you can use it against our legal system and destroy it.

Some of the areas in which Liu has delved:

  • Affirmative Action
  • The Death Penalty
  • Welfare Rights
  • Same-Sex Marriages

More from ABC News:

He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2000 and later told the Los Angeles Times that Bush v. Gore, the decision that settled the 2000 presidential election, was “utterly lacking in legal principle.”

Sessions and other Republicans on the committee are concerned about Liu’s judicial philosophy as outlined in a book he co-authored, “Keeping Faith with the Constitution.” In the book, Liu writes that the Constitution should be interpreted by adapting its broad principles to the conditions faced by successive generations.

Liu’s Constitutional philosophy pits him against Originalists such as Justice Scalia. Scalia believes in the adherence to the “original” meaning of the Constitution. He is concerned that those who adhere to Liu’s philosophy will advance Constitutional rights that are not set forth in the Constitution.

And more to the point:

M. Edward Whelan III, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has written extensively about Liu’s record on his blog in the National Review online. Of Liu’s book, Whelan writes, “What Liu means by ‘keeping faith’ is evidently adherence to the living-constitutionalist gimmick that judges can redefine the Constitution to mean whatever they want it to mean.”

“Liu has all the makings of a hard-Left judicial activist,” says Whelan, “as shown by his positions on matters ranging from welfare rights to racial quotas to same-sex marriage and by his utterly lawless constitutional philosophy generally.”

By becoming a judge who holds this much power and holds it for a lifetime, he can also devote his time to making the Constitution irrelevant – by making it say whatever is desired by whatever power that holds the reigns of America at that point in time. The damage would be unprecedented and could undo our entire structure as the America that we have always known and loved.

Liu also sits on the board of the ultra-liberal American Constitution Society. Don’t let the name fool you – that is another leftist tactic. Liu, in my opinion, is also very clever in that he supports just a few conservative issues that lure some conservatives into his web of unconstitutionality. He has supported school vouchers and charter schools. Minor issues in the scheme of his overall goals and easily reversed when the time is right.

Professor Liu by all accounts is a brilliant man. However, he believes in numerous things that I find very disturbing. He also believes in redistributive mutual aid and the expansion of ‘rights’ provided by the government – read Education, Equality and National Citizenship (2006).

From Keeping Faith with the Constitution (2009):

“[C]onstitutional meaning is a function of both text and context. In many instances, a court cannot be faithful to the principle embodied in the text unless it takes into account the social context in which the text is interpreted. The relevant context includes not only social conditions and facts about the world, but also public values and social understandings as reflected in statutes, common law, and other parts of the legal landscape. ”

“The words and principles of the Constitution endure as our fundamental law because they have been made relevant to the conditions and challenges of each generation through an ongoing process of interpretation.”

In other words, Liu believes that the Constitution can mean whatever you want it to mean and that it is a ‘living, breathing document,’ not the stable foundation for charting America’s course that we have all believed in since its signing and implementation.

Liu should not be appointed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and he should certainly not sit on the Supreme Court. We need justices who believe in the Constitution and what it stands for, not what they can twist it into and how it can serve their whims. It is well past time to stop the radicalization of the Supreme Court and we need to prevent President Obama and his cohorts from seizing complete power over every branch of government. America’s survival depends on it.

Update: Power Line – What will Professor Liu give up?