Links To Visit – 04/29/10

Fox News – Beck: Puerto Rico, Back Door to Statehood?

The Patriot Post – Army Preps for Tea Party ‘Terrorists’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)


The Daily Mail – Boy, 3, arrested as terrorist in France


wcbstv.com – Dem Senator Goes On Wild Race-Based Rant, Calls NY Republicans ‘White Supremacists’

The Sun – NASA: Evidence of life on Mars

FT – China to build reactors in Pakistan

The New York Times – Leak in Gulf May Be 5X Initial Estimate


LA Times – Who’s worried about sea level rise? Gore buys $8.8 million ocean-view villa

AP – Judge asks feds to show ‘militia’ did more than talk

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Facts on Puerto Rico statehood needed BEFORE, not after vote on H.R. 2499

Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke

NaturalResourcesGOP — April 29, 2010 — Ranking Republican Doc Hastings outlines concerns and questions about H.R. 2499, The Puerto Rico Democracy Act.

Right Side News – The Puerto Rico Democracy Act is a Non Binding Resolution? The Tennessee Plan is Coming (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Huffington Post – Why the Rush on the Puerto Rico Statehood Bill? Something Doesn’t Add Up (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)


Quincy Tea Party – Obama’s Visit

Hat Tip: Brian B.

PrintForTruth — April 28, 2010 — Police power in force to intimidate the peaceful and cooperative protesters — a glimpse of America’s future under the Obama administration?

Bob McCarty Writes – Tea Partiers Greeted by Black-Suit Riot Squad (Update)

whig.com – About 200 tea party members make their feelings known during president’s Quincy visit (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Bob McCarty Writes – Tea Partiers Prove Obama Wrong in Quincy — Efforts to provoke Tea Party activists to violence during President Obama’s stop in Quincy, Ill., fell flat, proving that Tea Partiers are not violent!


Financial News Update – 04/29/10

Roubini: Euro Zone May Collapse Within Days

Portugal deficit cut could be even bigger: minister

Roubini Says Greece ‘Tip of Iceberg’ as Sovereign Debt Threatens Recovery

Washington Takes Break From Porn Surfing to Bailout Wall Street

Obama Increased Africa Military Funding 300%(FY2010) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

HOLMES: In search of an Obama doctrine

Costly changes to 1099 reporting in health care law (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

How Bad is the Lincoln Derivatives Bill?

How Obamacare Impacts Small Business

The Bill Is Still Flawed

In 2014, IRS will become health insurance enforcer

Obama: ‘I Do Think At A Certain Point You’ve Made Enough Money’

Oprah Winfrey $100 Million Deal With PROCTER & GAMBLE Rocks Industry

Want to get rich? Work for feds

German MPs claim Greece needs $150+ BILLION!

Schwarzenegger backs Obamacare

Obama embraces Senate candidate whose family’s bank failed

New Jobless Claims Drop to 4-Week Low

Republicans Allow Debate on Bank Overhaul


ECB may have to turn to ‘nuclear option’ to prevent Southern European debt collapse

U.S. Debt to Hit $20 Trillion, Financial Times Warns

Greek borrowing costs hit high as Germany fuels uncertainty over aid.

Flipping houses is back in South Los Angeles

Europe debt crisis spreads to Portugal (Standard & Poors downgraded Greece and Portugal sovereign debt paper to “junk” status today.)

Stocks Pull Back on Europe’s Deepening Debt Woes

Europe Debt Crisis Spreads to Portugal

Consumer Confidence Grows as Economy Strengthens

What Gold Bubble?

Market Manipulation and Delusions of Prosperity (The Mogambo Guru)


Meet Hilda L. Solis…

From: KeyWiki

Hilda L. Solis – Chairperson of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

Hilda L. Solis was appointed by the Obama Administration as Chairperson of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in Feb. 2009. The appointment was welcomed by SEIU boss Andy Stern, American Rights at Work Chairperson David Bonior and AFL-CIO president, John Sweeney along with other prominent names in the labor movement. At the time, Sweeny commented that he was “thrilled at the prospect of having Solis as [the] nation’s next Labor Secretary,” adding that the AFL-CIO was looking forward to working with Solis as she chartered new territory for the nation’s working class. Democratic Socialists of America vice-chair, Harold Meyerson, commented that the former treasurer of union-support organization, American Rights at Work was now in the key position to promote what he termed as the “most contentious issue on Obama’s agenda,” – the Employee Free Choice Act. He added, “But Solis has never been deterred by controversy.” Earlier, in August 2008, the Obama Campaign had formed its National Latino Advisory Council of which Solis was a member. A Latino herself, Solis commented that, “Senator Obama not only understands the struggles and diversity of our community but because of his personal history and background he will stand with us and be a fighter for our issues.”

Solis has a strong working relationship with socialist individuals and groups. In 2005, Solis was the keynote speaker at the Democratic Socialists of America National Conference, speaking alongside ACORN chief organizer, Wade Rathke, Peter Dreier and other leading socialists. In 2006, Dreier wrote about Los Angeles in the DSA‘s newsletter Democratic Left, “It’s a network of activists that work closely with elected officials, like Congresswoman Hilda Solis…” In June, 2008, Solis sent Elena Henry, a caseworker from her office to represent her at the Socialist International Conference. Solis also has ties to the Communist Party. In June 1996 she was represented by staffer Antonio Aguilar at a tribute event for unionists Jerry Acosta and Gil Cedillo. The event was hosted by the party’s paper, People’s Weekly World. And in 2000, Solis enjoyed backing from the party for her run for U.S. Congress. Further following her work with communists, the William C. Velásquez Institute sponsored Solis to visit Cuba in 2001, for “unspecified purposes.” She traveled in Cuba again in 2006 with a delegation of nine other congressman including Bill Delahunt, meeting with communist officials. Solis has stated that she receives inspiration from Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers and Dolores Huerta of both UFW and DSA. (more…)


Arizona communist appeals for help to fight illegal immigration bill

By: Trevor Loudon

Leading Tuscon Communist Party USA member, Carolyn Trowbridge has appealed for Party help in fighting Arizona’s new “get tough on illegal immigration” Bill (SB 1070).

The Bill which mandates law enforcement officers to check a suspects immigration status when there is good cause to do so, has drawn anger from the US left, from President Barack Obama down.

Writing in the Peoples World of April 26, Trowbridge who triples as chair of the Communist Party’s Women’s Commission, vice president of the Arizona ACLU and as a leading immigration activist, expressed her anger at the new law.

We are tired of being the laughing stock of the U.S., we are tired of being threatened, we are more than tired, WE ARE REALLY PISSED OFF. And we want the rest of you to also be pissed off. One reason our legislature and governor think they can get away with this crap is that no one else in the country is paying attention or cares.

Trowbridge went on to compare the Bill, which merely seeks to enforce already existing federal guidelines, with Apartheid and even “ethnic cleansing.”

So we can use some loud voices in support of the national economic boycott of Arizona called by Raul Grijalva. Already the American Immigration Lawyers Association has dropped plans to hold their convention here. If you know of any other organizations who are planning events here, if you know people who are planning vacations (the Grand Canyon is fabulous but stay away until it is safe to come), moving a business, buying anything from us (especially citrus and other agricultural items), tell them to stop. We are fighting against our own apartheid, our own flirtation with ethnic cleansing.

Trowbridge echoed the calls of far left Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva for economic sanctions against her own state.

Economic sanctions are appropriate. We listened when our brothers and sisters in South Africa called on the people of the world for economic sanctions because they knew that theirs was a greater goal; a little suffering and struggle would yield justice and freedom. We sustained an economic boycott here in Arizona when an earlier racist governor of the state of Arizona canceled our Martin Luther King Day; we won that struggle when the folks organizing the Super Bowl said they would never hold an event here in Arizona until there was a reversal. And we can win again.

Lastly, Trowbridge appealed to comrades across the nation to support the Arizona Party in its campaign against (SB 1070).

We need to know you have our back. We have more crazies that we deserve in Arizona at the moment. We need your support and we need an organized call from every state for real, honest, humane and just Immigration Reform.

Its going to be a long hot Arizona summer.