More news about how bad ObamaCare sucks.
And that’s bad news for the 83% of Americans who won’t buy their health insurance through an “exchange.” The CBO report stresses that the increase in premiums will be offset by subsidies for those who qualify, but that means that American taxpayers will be footing the bill for the increase. The report also calls into question — again — one of the primary funding mechanisms for ObamaCare
Huckabee says the “system” failed with Maurice Clemmons. Really? Before Huck commuted his sentence, the “system” had him in jail.
Power Line makes some very good points here. The system was working, until Huckabee got involved, and 4 officers died because of it.
Lets not forget the woman who was raped and killed by another of his releases or the other woman that same person is suspected of raping and murdering.
Most governors are not measured by their death tolls, but this one can be… and should be.
During the last presidential primary season, we wrote extensively about Mike Huckabee’s excessive use of his power, as governor of Arkansas, to issue pardons and commutations, and his role in influencing the parole process. In one particularly egregious instance, Huckabee worked behind the scenes in favor of releasing on parole a convicted rapist who, once free, raped and murdered a woman in Missouri.
Now we learn that Maurice Clemmons, accused of the execution-style murder of four police officers in Washington state, had a lengthy jail term commuted by Huckabee in 2000. Clemons had served only 11 years of a 95-year prison sentence.
The Huckabee camp is trying to pass this off as failure of "the system" in both Arkansas and Washington. But my friend Bill Otis, a former prosecutor, observes that the "system" had Clemmons behind bars for the duration until Huckabee let him out.
Chairman Zero’s character flaws are beginning, ever so slowly, to be noticed. John F. Harris of Politico lists "seven stories Barack Obama doesn’t want told":
1. He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money: No fiscal responsibility whatsoever.
2. He’s a dithering intellectual poseur. He would rather study a problem, and impress his clique by holding forth on its nuances, than actually solve it.
3. He governs like a Chicago thug. He buys off corrupt pols ($300 million for Mary Landrieu’s vote on health care) and bullies opponents like FoxNews and certain Inspectors General who dare to investigate his cronies.
4. He’s a wuss. All of his bowing to foreign leaders conveys weakness. He comes back from China with nothing.
5. He doesn’t believe the USA is a great country: At best, the USA is just one country in the community of nations, no more special than Ecuador or Finland. At worst, the USA is a pariah state whose shameful history of slavery expectation far exceed any good that might have happened before he was elected.
6. He and Pelosi are peas in a pod: Two vain, radical leftists who are in way over their heads.
7. He’s a pathological narcissist. He fancies himself the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral.
Even before I knew about Clemency-Fest 2000, I never liked Huckabee. As they said in the article below, “a populist with a Bible”. Now we see his stupidity and 4 officers paid the price for it.
At least we won’t have to worry about him in 2012. His career is done.
Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing of four Lakewood police officers this morning, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.
Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protestations of prosecutors.
"This is the day I’ve been dreading for a long time," Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas’ Pulaski County said Sunday night when informed that Clemmons was being sought in connection to the killings.
Back when Huckabee was governor, the people of Arkansas were so worried about his commutations of violent criminals, they looked at amending the state constitution to limit the governor’s pardon power. This is what Huckabee had to say about executive clemency:
“I would not deny that my sense of the reality of redemption is a factor,” the former Baptist pastor said in a radio interview with KUAR in Little Rock. “And I don’t know that I can apologize for that because I would hate to think of the kind of human I would be if I thought people were beyond forgiveness and beyond reformation and beyond some sense of improvement.”
Congratulations to Honduras for standing up for democracy and law and against socialist thugs like Chavez and Obama
I am happy to see that Honduras was able to stand up to Obama and the other socialist tyrants who tried to force them to ignore their own constitution. I am glad that even with Obama trying to force them to put dictator wanna-be in power, they had the strength to stand for democracy.
Honduras, you won. Obama, you lost.
Honduras, please remember that Republicans support your democracy and your rule of law. Obama ignored every report that said you acted legally to push his socialist agenda on you. It looks like America is against you, and sadly, its “leader” is. But, as you voted out a tyrant, so will we.
And free people spoke today and kicked Obama in the can and the Chavez backed Zelaya out. Another stunning blow for the insufferbale commie President of the US.
In Elections, Honduras Defeats Chávez Wall Street Journal
Unless something monumental happens in the Western Hemisphere in the next 31 days, the big regional story for 2009 will be how tiny Honduras managed to beat back the colonial aspirations of its most powerful neighbors and .preserve its constitution.
Despite the nefarious and incomprehensible backing of Oblunder
Yesterday’s elections for president and Congress, held as scheduled and without incident, were the crowning achievement of that struggle.
National Action Party candidate Porfirio Lobo was the favorite to win in pre-election polls. Yet the name of the victor is almost beside the point. The completion of these elections is a national triumph in itself and a win for all people who yearn for liberty.
The fact that the U.S. has said it will recognize their legitimacy shows that this reality eventually made its way to the White House. If not Hugo Chávez’s Waterloo, Honduras’s stand at least marks a major setback for the Venezuelan strongman’s expansionist agenda.
The losers in this drama also include Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Spain, which all did their level best to block the election. Egged on by their zeal, militants inside Honduras took to exploding small bombs around the country in the weeks leading to the vote. They hoped that terror might damp turnout and delegitimize the process. They failed. Yesterday’s civic participation appeared to be at least as good as it was in the last presidential election. Some polling stations reportedly even ran short, for a time, of the indelible ink used to mark voter pinkies.
Ignoring just how well sanctions have worked in the past, lets give that some thought. I wonder how quickly Iran will be able to overcome any economic sanctions if they have a few nuclear weapons to put on the market…
At this point, I am waiting to hear Obama come out and say that he is sending advisers over to make sure they build the nukes properly and help aim them at Israel. He will probably tell us “my administration has made sure that no nuclear device is aimed at the US”.
Can we replace Obama with a 4 year old or something? At least then we could make him stop screwing up the world with the simple offer of some cookies.
When the cop walks off the beat, thugs go wild. With a weak Muhammadan President in the White House, there is a vacuum, a void — one that only evil is too happy to fill.
Meanwhile, Obama is nuclear disarming America. Got that?
This century’s Nazis all nuked up. Imagine that. Imagine your worst nightmare ……..
TEHRAN, Iran — The Iranian government approved a plan Sunday to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion in defiance of U.N. demands it halt the program.
The decision comes only two days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency censured Iran, demanding it immediately stop building a newly revealed enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom and freeze all uranium enrichment activities. The rebuke angered Iran, raising demands from lawmakers Sunday to cut back cooperation with the U.N.
The enrichment announcement is likely to stoke already high tensions between Iran and the West over its controversial nuclear activities. The U.S. and its allies have hinted of new U.N. sanctions if Tehran remains defiant.
I should have known that Obama’s replacement (finally) would be worse than the absence.
The proliferation of czars is a Constitutional issue, but aside from that, the jihadis worldwide must be extraordinarily happy over Obama’s consistent anti-Israel line. "Anti-Israel lobbyist appointed to anti-Semitism post: J Street pick hints Jewish state to blame for hatred against its people," by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily, November 26:
President Obama’s new anti-Semitism czar serves on the board of a controversial Israel-lobby group accused of working against the Jewish state, while her writings suggest Israel’s policies are to blame for anti-Semitism.
Hannah Rosenthal, a former Health Department regional director under the Clinton administration, started her position earlier this week as the State Department’s new special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. She previously headed the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, an umbrella U.S. Jewish organization.
Rosenthal, however, serves on the board of J Street, a lobby group that is mostly led by left-leaning Israelis and that receives funds from Arab and Muslim Americans.
J Street brands itself as pro-Israel. It states on its website it seeks to "promote meaningful American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts peacefully and diplomatically."
J Street, however, also supports talks with Hamas, a terrorist group whose charter seeks the destruction of Israel.
At least they report it in other countries. The MSM still ignores it.
Read this whole article at Gateway Pundit. It’s really good and has a lot more.
UPDATE: Some of the posts out there have pointed out that the data was supposedly lost in the 1980s and they had no better way to store the data than paper and magnetic tapes. Really? The floppy disk was publicly available in 1970. And if it was lost in the 1980s, when there was no interest in global warming, how is it that the current day “scientists” had the numbers to modify? Was it ALL faked?
While American media continues to largely ignore the Climategate scandal, the British press continues to hammer the global warming scam artists.
After the release of the Climategate documents Christopher Booker at The Telegraph slammed the scientists behind non-existent global warming:
A week after my colleague James Delingpole, on his Telegraph blog, coined the term “Climategate” to describe the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, Google was showing that the word now appears across the internet more than nine million times. But in all these acres of electronic coverage, one hugely relevant point about these thousands of documents has largely been missed.
The reason why even the Guardian’s George Monbiot has expressed total shock and dismay at the picture revealed by the documents is that their authors are not just any old bunch of academics. Their importance cannot be overestimated, What we are looking at here is the small group of scientists who have for years been more influential in driving the worldwide alarm over global warming than any others, not least through the role they play at the heart of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…
These guys didn’t throw out the originals. Well, they did and replaced them with numbers they liked better, but physically throw them out? Don’t be stupid.
You cannot make me believe that no one made a copy of the original data. They obviously copied it all into a computer, so where is that CD with the originals? Where is that USB flash drive with those files on them.
This is pathetic and I hope that they are all arrested for fraud.
When would scientists expecting the world to take them seriously throw out the raw data on which their conclusions are based? Probably at the same time that they e-mail each other to launch professional vendettas against skeptics and conspire to hide contradictory data. The University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit — already in a deep scandal over the e-mails released by either a hacker or a whistleblower that shows highly unscientific behavior behind the scenes — now admits they threw out the raw data on which much of their theories on anthropogenic global warming are based (via Fausta):
SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.
The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.
The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape — were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building.
So now the only data that other scientists can check are those that have been, er, adjusted by UEA-CRU. Were those “adjustments” proper? Did they have a scientific basis for making those adjustments? Were there any gaps in the data?
I don’t really keep up on the whole “Birther” thing. As I have said before, Obama is hiding something that his birth certificate, but I have no idea what. We will never know because there is no way Obama will release it. I also think that it needs to be a requirement from now on that all presidential candidates publically prove their eligibility for the office so this sort of crap won’t happen again.
Anyway, this guy, Pastor Manning, is a VERY outspoken Birther and suposedly got a little visit from Homeland Security. He thinks he will be arrested for making threats against the life of the president. If he did, hurry up and arrest him.
The video that he says he was asked about is here: http://atlah.org/atlahworldwide/?p=1193
If they arrest him for that, well, the CIA just became the Secret police.
Do I have an opinion as to what is going on? Not at all. We have heard only part of one side of this. I don’t have enough information to make an opinion. So why post it?
Just to say, “keep an eye on this one”. This will be somewhere between stupidly entertaining to frightening oppression. Anything that falls within those extremes should be watched closely.
Is Manning free to express his opinion in the public albeit youtube? Me thinks not. Increasingly, the water comes to boil.
And why is O so sensitive about the COLB? Why not just release the long form and put this baby to bed
Pastor James David Manning Visited By Secret Service Seales (hat tip Katherine)
Pastor James David Manning, one of President Obama’s most vocal and outspoken critics, has just released a video in which he claims that on the afternoon of November 16th, 2009, while at his ATLAH World Missionary Church, he was visited by two CIA agents. Manning says the agents claimed that they were from Homeland Security and were accompanied by two NYPD Detectives.
Though he did not go into detail about the specifics of the alleged encounter (and probably with good reason), Manning did say that the agents asked him about certain statements that he made about President Obama in a video message distributed by ATLAH Ministries entitled “Tea Party Members: Go Viral On The Birth Certificate”.
Manning can explain this alot better than I can, so further details regarding the comments in question can be heard in the video by Pastor Manning at the end of this post.
Pastor Manning also said he expects to be arrested within the next few days and charged with “the threat against the life of a U.S. President”, and that he believes that this arrest is “imminent”.
However, Manning says he welcomes the arrest and will not attempt to resist. He believes it is possible that God will use his arrest to finally bring about the truth regarding Obama’s citizenship.