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Earth Day Predictions From 1970

By Da King Published: April 30, 2009

Because we're on the verge of riding the cap-and-trade road (to hell ?), paved with good intentions, of course, I thought I'd share some of the not-so-accurate predictions our environmental gurus made on the original Earth Day in 1970. Not that I'm saying Al Gore could EVER be mistaken now. Lord, no. He said "the science is settled," so...that's it. There will be no more science on global warming. Nada. It's over. The science stops here. We know all there is to know. That's the way all scientific achievement has been brought about, by stopping the science.....wait a minute. That doesn't sound quite right.....

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Arlen Specter, Man Of Conviction

By Da King Published: April 29, 2009

After 34 years as a Republican politician, Sen. Arlen Specter (?-PA), at 79 years of age, has finally figured it out....he's a Democrat.

Here's Specter's statement about making the switch:

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Politics First, National Security Second

By Da King Published: April 27, 2009

In it's first 100 days, the Obama administration has shifted gears on national security issues. Does political ideology now trump national security ? Here are a few things to think about.

- The release of the Bush OLC "torture" memos. There was NO reason to release those memos, other than political ones. Obama cited a lawsuit as the reason, but Obama is the President. He could have resisted the lawsuit. The President Of The United States ALWAYS has the right to keep classified information secret. Obama's cited lawsuit justification was bogus. This was pure politics.

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Review: Mortgage Meltdown Video

By Da King Published: April 27, 2009

The standard Democratic version of what caused the financial crisis is - a lack of regulation from the Bush administration, you know, all those "failed policies." That's a convenient story for the Democrats, but let's briefly review again what happened with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who together bundle and securitize 60% of the mortgage loans in the country. Remember, it was the mortgage industry meltdown that started the financial domino effect. Here's a video you've never seen on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, or any of the rest of of the "unbiased" mainstream media.

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Pelosi Lies About Waterboarding Knowledge

By Da King Published: April 24, 2009

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was the ranking House Democrat on the Intelligence Committee in 2002-2003, when the enhanced interrogation techniques were used on high-level Al Qaeda detainees, says......she didn't know nuthin' 'bout no waterboardin'.

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Green Energy Economics

By Da King Published: April 23, 2009

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket" - Barack Obama, 2008

Candidate Obama wasn't kidding when he made the above statement, and now President Obama and the Democrats are preparing to raise consumer energy prices through the roof. It isn't only their cap and trade proposals that will drive up energy costs either. Alternative energies will have the same effect. As the New York Times reports:

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CIA Terrorist Interrogations Saved Lives

By Da King Published: April 22, 2009

Speaking of the enhanced interrogation techniques used against high-level terrorists like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks), President Obama said America must maintain it's ideals and values "even when it's hard." Obama has banned the techniques.

Here are real life examples of how "hard" it can get. From CNSNews:

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Did The Bushies Break The Torture Law ?

By Da King Published: April 22, 2009

Last sunday, Obama's Chief Of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said the administration didn't support prosecuting "those who devised policy" on terrorist detainee interrogations.

Two days later, President Obama reversed that position by saying this:

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Meet "Fiscally Responsible" Obama

By Da King Published: April 21, 2009

If any of you rightwing extremists (veterans and/or advocates of the U.S. Constitution, according to DHS head Janet Napolitano) or Tea Party protesters (racist, misguided, whining, crazy, unpatriotic people, according to the left) think President Barack Obama is not fiscally responsible, you better think again. Yes, Obama has spent trillions of dollars in three short months and has us on pace for unprecedented levels of deficits and debt.......but it turns out he IS fiscally responsible after all, at least according to...Obama. The President has ordered his cabinet to cut $100 million from it's budget in the next 90 days. As Bloomberg reports:

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Cheney Wants Results Of Interrogations Released

By Da King Published: April 21, 2009

Thanks for opening up this can of worms, President Obama.

Now that the Bush legal memos about harsh interrogation techniques have been made public by the Obama administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney wants the results of those interrogations released as well. Here's Cheney talking to Fox News:

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The Other Red Meat

By Da King Published: April 20, 2009

The Bush "torture" memos released by President Obama indicate Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 hijackings that killed 2,974 innocent people here in the USA, was waterboarded 183 times.

That's outrageous. A travesty of justice. We're better than that.

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Sit Down Before You Read This

By Da King Published: April 20, 2009

Because if you aren't sitting down, you might fall over from shock.

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Obama's Foreign Policy Benefits

By Da King Published: April 20, 2009

President Obama has been criticized in conservative circles for going around the world and apologizing for America, and also for reaching out to America's enemies. I have criticized Obama myself for the apologizing, which I consider counterproductive. America does, after all, engage in diplomacy in order to advance America's interests, not to immolate itself on the world stage or score political points back home. Obama's latest apology was to Mexico, where Obama repeated the false statistic, previously cited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others, that 90% of the weapons used by the Mexican drug cartels come from America. The real number of weapons traceable back to the U.S. is 17.6%. The Obama administration should have known better.

Where I think the conservatives are wrong is in criticizing Obama for engaging antagonist foreign powers in the first place. As an opening foreign policy gambit, which is what Obama's world tour is, a first act in a longer foreign policy play, I think it's quite smart of Obama to engage our enemies as well as our friends. Without opening the channels of communication, how is progress even possible ? It isn't. As long as Obama isn't making strategic concessions to our enemies, there is no harm in talking to them, and there is a potential benefit. In that sense, pushing the reset button is a good thing.

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More Tea Parties Coming

By Da King Published: April 19, 2009

For those of you who mistakenly think the Tea Party movement is only about being anti-Obama, I suggest you watch the following video, where GOP Representative Gresham Barrett (R-SC) is booed throughout his remarks at the Greenville, S.C. Tea Party. Barrett is being booed because he voted for the $700 billion Bush TARP bailout.

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Obama Releases Bush Legal Memos

By Da King Published: April 17, 2009

President Obama has declassified and publicly released memos from the Justice Department's Office Of Legal Counsel (OLC) to the Bush Administration. The memos were sent between 2002 and 2005, and discussed opinions on the legality of aggressive, controversial interrogation techniques proposed for use by the CIA on terrorist detainees, specifically, techniques to be used to extract intelligence from high-level Al Qaeda members. You can find the text of those memos here.

The most controversial interrogation technique used by the Bush Administration was waterboarding, which has been categorized as torture. Former CIA chief Michael Hayden has confirmed that three top Al Qaeda detainees were waterboarded - Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks; Abu Zubaydah, an Al Qaeda operative tied to the Sept. 11 plot; and Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, a Saudi who played a key role in the bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole in 2000.

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Tea Parties Across America

By Da King Published: April 16, 2009

Very impressive. Cleveland had an estimated 1,500 (according to WKYC) at it's tax day Tea Party. The Associated Press said "tens of thousands" attended the Tea Parties across the country. The actual attendance figure has to be in the hundreds of thousands, because there were upwards of 800 Tea Party events held, though I have no way of arriving at a close estimate yet. There are some event photos at Michelle Malkin's website. There is a decent piece about how the Tea Parties got started from the Wall Street Journal. It wasn't from CNBC's Rick Santelli, as some have stated, though he did help publicize it. When Santelli called for Tea Parties, he was picking up on the Tea Party movement that had already been started by bloggers.

There were SO many countrywide protests held yesterday that the mainstream media actually had to take a little time out of it's busy day to criticize them. I'm sure that was very irritating for our media. Usually, they'd just ignore something like this altogether. I guess the criticism passes for progress in today's America.

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Dissent Now A National Security Threat

By Da King Published: April 15, 2009

Just in time for the Tax Day Tea Parties that are scheduled across the nation, President Obama's new head of the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), has released an unclassifed report outlining a terrorist threat against the United States Of America. The threat comes from (drumroll, please) - RIGHT WINGERS. Imagine that. The DHS report is titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The report's stated purpose is:

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Legalized Theft And Individual Liberty

By Da King Published: April 13, 2009

Theft - a: the act of stealing ; specifically : the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it (from Mirriam-Webster dictionary)
Question: Is it legal for the government to steal your property and give it to someone else at the government's whim ?

Answer: If you think the answer is 'no,' you better think again, because as things currently stand, the answer is an unqualified 'YES.'

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Obama's Endless Campaign

By Da King Published: April 12, 2009

Last fall, when I kept hearing that the Obama presidential campaign would accept fraudulent campaign donations, I decided to test it out for myself. I tried to donate $15 to the Obama campaign using my credit card and a phony name. The name I used even signaled my fraudulent intentions. It was 'Campy Aignfraud,' (as in 'Campaign Fraud'). Not only did the Obama campaign accept my donation, but six months later, they haven't returned the money, and 'Campy' still receives e-mails and literature from them. Here's an e-mail I (Campy) received this morning from Obama's activist arm, which is called Organizing For America:

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Political Tidbits Of The Week

By Da King Published: April 11, 2009

What if Bush or Palin said this ?: "It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing -- and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics" - Barack Obama, who apparently doesn't know that Austrians speak German.

Yes, but freedom fries were before Sarkozy: "In America, there is a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive." - Barack Obama, Apologist-In-Chief. Maybe you didn't notice Barry, but Europe was pretty dismissive of YOU during your overseas lovefest. The NATO countries are bailing on the Afghanistan War. Someone please remind me, why does NATO still exist ?

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The Strange Case Against Ted Stevens

By Da King Published: April 9, 2009

Let me say right up front, I didn't like Ted Stevens, the former Republican Senator from Alaska. He was just the sort of porkbarrel spending politician that I abhor. Like so many others in Washington D.C., he treated the taxpayers like they were his personal ATM machine. He was an entrenched political insider, a career politician who'd been in the Senate since 1968. He was the most Senior Republican on Capitol Hill. When Stevens was convicted on corruption charges, I assumed he finally got exactly what he deserved.

It turns out he didn't. Thanks to Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, we now know there was massive prosecutorial misconduct in the Stevens case. Kudos to Holder for sticking to the principles of the law. Without them, we'd have no justice at all. The case against Ted Stevens has been dropped. Emmett Sullivan, the judge in the Stevens case, has appointed his own prosecutor to investigate the prosecutors in the Stevens case. Here's what Sullivan said about the prosecutorial misconduct:

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Lunatics Blame Beck For Cop Killings

By Da King Published: April 8, 2009

Rabid lunatic left-wing bloggers have been casting the blame for the killings of three Pennsylvania police officers by Richard Poplawski right where the blame lies - on Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck. When I first heard about this, I thought it was some kind of sick joke, for the following reasons....

Did Beck tell Poplawski to go kill cops ? No.
Did Beck tell anyone to go kill cops ? No.
Does Beck advocate violence against cops ? No.
Does Beck advocate violence against anyone ? No.

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The Era Of Big Government

By Da King Published: April 7, 2009

In 1996, President Clinton declared, "the era of big government is over."

Of course, the era of big government wasn't over, but the rate of government growth slowed a bit during the years 1995-2000, as Clinton and his Republican Congress worked together in a bipartisan, yet acrimonious, fashion.

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The United Nations Resolves...

By Da King Published: April 6, 2009

In 2006, North Korea attempted a launch of a Taepodong-2 ballistic missile. The launch failed, with the missile blowing apart about 40 seconds after takeoff. In response to the North Korean launch, the United Nations issued Resolution 1718, which stated, "[We demand] that the DPRK [North Korea] not conduct any further nuclear test or launch of a ballistic missile." The North Koreans ignored the resolution, and launched another test of the Taepodong-2 ballistic missile last week. Rogue regimes like North Korea treat UN resolutions like the toothless requests that they usually are. Saddam Hussein ignored about 14 UN resolutions regarding WMD inspections in Iraq during the 1990's. Iran hasn't cared a whit about multiple UN resolutions calling for Iran to alter it's nuclear ambitions.

So, now that North Korea has proven it will ignore UN resolutions, guess what President Obama wants in response to the Korean missile test ??? He wants ANOTHER UN resolution, of course. Here's Obama on the missile test:

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Submission ?

By Da King Published: April 5, 2009

I'm no expert in international protocol, so maybe someone can explain this to me:

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American Tax Discrimination

By Da King Published: April 4, 2009

The front of the Supreme Court building declares "equal justice under the law." The Declaration Of Independence states that "all men are created equal." The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says states must provide "equal protection under the law." We have many laws prohibiting discrimination.

But we don't mean it. Our government practices discrimination as standard practice. Many in government even say we don't discriminate enough. The source of the discrimination is the tax laws.

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G20 To The Rescue

By Da King Published: April 3, 2009

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called the G20 summit the beginning of a "new world order." French President Nicholas Sarkozy said “a page has been turned” on the era of post-war “Anglo-Saxon capitalism." Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called President Obama "my new comrade." Obama called the G20 summit a "turning point," and referred to himself as a "bridge builder."

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The GOP Alternative Budget, Part II

By Da King Published: April 2, 2009

The GOP took to the steps of Capitol Hill on wednesday to announce their alternative to Obama's budget, and this time, the GOP budget included some numbers (sorta), or at least things that can be extrapolated into numbers. Yippee ! The GOP is starting to catch on to what comprises a budget. Here's GOP Representative Paul Ryan, first describing Obama's budget:

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545 People, By Charlie Reese

By Da King Published: April 1, 2009

I'm abdicating my soapbox today. Instead, I'm going to post an article by the journalist Charlie Reese called 545 People. This article pretty accurately summarizes the way I see things. Let me know what you think.
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

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