Thursday, November 4, 2010

'Waking Up' To A Cup Of Tea...or Not Your Cup Of Tea?...From Paris

"The tea party is not an organization like the AARP or the AFL-CIO.  There are no costs to claiming to be a member.  It's not even like a political party, where you signal to the state that you belong to it.  You can wake up in the morning as a tea-partier and go to sleep at night as a non-tea-partier.  My feeling is that 'Tea Party' has really been a way for fiscal conservatives to communicate with each other.  They've had to do that because the word 'Republican' has been run through the mud.  If one fiscal conservative says to another, 'I'm a Republican!' that doesn't convey much information.  So my feeling is that if the Republicans in Congress redeem themselves over the next two years, fiscal conservatives will once again feel all right calling themselves Republicans, and the 'Tea Party' label will fade.  That would be a good thing, as it means that they have regained control over the Republican Party." --Jay Cost, being interviewed at National Review Online about impact of the tea party.

There is a split on the right. The Elite Repubs and the Tea Partiers. The Tea Partiers could split from the repubs very quickly if they do not control spending.

Ruling Class GOP Declare War
on Country Class Conservatives

Graham and Lott launch a broadside on conservatives.

Learning from Marx

"I have learned a great deal from Marxism, as I do not hesitate to admit. The difference between them and myself is that I have really put into practice what these peddlers and penpushers have timidly begun...I had only to develop logically what Social Democracy repeatedly failed in because of its attempt to realize its evolution within the framework of democracy. National Socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd and artificial ties with the democratic order." -- Hitler to Rauschning, The Voice of Destruction, pg. 186


This seems to be something one would notice. Must be in DC and NY. Not “perceiving” it here in Texas.

'Growing number of people cutting down on daily showering, hair-washing' for environment...

The New York Times has just reported on a new trend towards what's sometimes known as soap-dodging. Among those who have cut down on daily showers, baths or hair-washing were a woman who swipes a sliced lemon under her armpits instead of deodorant, another who uses baby wipes to freshen up after her lunchtime runs, and a salesman who shampoos only once a month and gave up anti-perspirant for three years.

This is sounding more like a Thriller as the details comes out. They got close.

Al-Qaeda plane bomb 17 minutes from going off

One of the al-Qaeda plane bombs from the Yemen discovered by security services was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, it has been claimed.

Anwar Al-Awlaki: Al-Qaeda plane bomb 17 minutes from going off

Anwar Al-Awlaki; America and the war on Yemen - talking about Omar Farooq

Scotland Yard explosives officers found a device hidden in a printer cartridge at East Midlands Airport around 2pm last Friday and another device was found in Dubai.

Scotland Yard explosives officers found a device hidden in a printer cartridge at East Midlands Airport around 2pm on Friday shortly after a similar device was found in Dubai.

This is a very strong correlation.

Succeed in Kindergarten, and You’re Set for Life

Horizontal axis: Kindergarten test scores; Vertical Axis: Earnings of Same Individuals at Ages 25-27

This blog has discussed how ancient history of countries and peoples affects development today. Now a new paper shows that your own ancient history also matters: your scores on Kindergarten tests are a good predictor of your earnings as an adult, along with other good adult outcomes.

Political Cartoon by Jerry Holbert

LIbs: the gift that just keeps on giving.

GOP wins “all-time high” in state legislative seats

Beats 1974 post-Watergate high.

Humbler, More Transparent. Lets hope so.

Boehner Pledges "Humbler, More Transparent" House


In letter to GOP colleagues, soon-to-be Speaker hails Tuesday's "repudiation of Big Government," lays out vision for leadership tenure.

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Mission: Replace Obama


McConnell pledges to "repeal repeatedly" health care legislation, reduce spending and fight "job-killing" policies during Thursday speech at the Heritage Foundation.

McConnell: Watch for Dem Moderates "Peeling Off"

Minority Leader says it will be "interesting" to see how many Dems vote with GOP in the 112th during Thursday remarks at the Heritage Foundation.

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Renew, Revive and Restore

Writing in the National Review, former governor argues 2010 was "rebuke" of Obama agenda, but "theme" of 2012 must be drive to "renew, revive, and restore" America.

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Hard to say no when you drop 200,000,000.00 a day to travel

Obama Lets GM Execs Fly Private Jets Again

The results don’t seem… fair!

For example, Harry Reid, the conniving dealmaker, won. But Russ Feingold, the principled liberal, lost.

Obama’s home state of Illinois voted to send Republican Mark Kirk to the Senate. But the corrupt Democrat establishment managed to keep the governorship! Meanwhile, Obama-hating West Virginians elected a Democrat to the Senate.

How To Reduce Unemployment

The SAVE Act was a worthy piece of legislation that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid never brought up for a vote. The Republican House should pass it, and dare the Senate to do the same.

The SAVE Act is a common-sense immigration enforcement bill. It would give employers the tools to ensure that they hire Americans, not illegal aliens. If implemented, it would substantially decrease unemployment among Americans, and make large numbers of illegal aliens “self-deport.”

The Act has bipartisan support. It was introduced by Congressmen Brian Billbray (D-CA) and Heath Shuler (D-NC), and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR).

The Act had over 147 sponsors in the last Congress, with real bipartisan support from both parties. About 185 Congressmen signed a discharge petition to force Nancy Pelosi to allow a vote on the Act.


Organic Onions, Carrots and Potatoes Do Not Have Higher Levels of Healthful Antioxidants, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Nov. 3, 2010) — With the demand for organically produced food increasing, scientists are reporting new evidence that organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides.

$200,000,000.00 a day in cost, 34 warships. Is O’s trip to India really necessary? (Probably yes, but not at this size.)

Coconuts removed from trees 'to protect Obama' in India...

REPORT: US military to build kilometer-long bomb-proof tunnel - so Obama can go to Gandhi museum...

Visit criticized for 'over-the-top' spending...

FLASHBACK: UK's Cameron flies commercial to meet Obama at WH...

The stereotypes continue to fall.

Exit polls: 31% of gays voted for GOP House candidates

11 million people watched the election on cable. 7 million did so on Fox, the remaining 4 million were split between CNN and MSNBC



Coconuts removed from trees 'to protect Obama' in India...