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Friday
Jul102009

NRN Blog Alert: Stop ACORN In The Senate 

Barack Obama -- the former attorney for the corrupt Association of Community Organization and Reform Now (ACORN) -- has now nominated for Census Bureau czar a man who (perhaps not surprisingly) refuses to rule out paying ACORN lieutenants tens of millions of tax dollars to, of all things, count the number of Americans who should receive federally funded hand-outs and be allowed to vote.

It is our duty as bloggers to make sure that the story gets out on Robert Groves now.

On May 19 of this year, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) asked Obama Census Czar nominee Robert Groves for a firm commitment that he would not hire ACORN operatives to count the U.S. populace. And it is even less wonder that Mr. Vitter has now put a hold on the Groves' nomination, since Mr. Groves refuses to extend the Senator even the courtesy of a response, let alone a commitment to protect the sanctity of the census from the voraciously corrupt ACORN lieutenants.

Get the full story here.

Friday
Jul102009

CHQ - Honduras, and the Fight Against Communism 

Independents begin to edge away from President Obama
POLITICO - Independents, a formerly reliable demographic for President Obama, are now shifting away from him. Though Obama's approval rating stands at 56 percent, his costly policies are driving away independents. [Find the article at News From the Front]

 

Other Articles in News From The Front:

 

Ron Paul's Fed Bill Gaining More Support

We Can Win on Healthcare

Let's Mourn The Real American Heroes

The Existential Threat of Bushism

Let's Treat Borrowers Like Adults

 

All of these articles and many others can be accessed through http://conservativehq.com.

Friday
Jul102009

ALG Praises 17 Senators for "Standing with Honduras"  

"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are attempting to prop up a traitor to Honduras as its legitimate leader in spite of the objections of the people of Honduras, their Congress, and their Supreme Court."—ALG President Bill Wilson.

 

ALG Praises 17 Senators for "Standing with Honduras"

 

Fairfax, VA, July 9th, 2009—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today praised 17 U.S. Senators for "standing up for the people of Honduras against an Obama Administration that seems more intent upon defending a Marxist despot than supporting the rule of law."

 

"While the whole world is pretending that Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a 'coup,' the people of Honduras and their representatives are pleading for somebody to listen to their side of the story," said Wilson. "Instead, they have been callously castigated by Barack Obama and his Secretary of State simply for defending their own democracy."

 

"These 17 Senators deserve the praise of all who believe in the rule of law, and the people of Honduras deserve the support of all Americans who value freedom and democratic, constitutional rule," Wilson added.

 

Yesterday, an urgent letter was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to meet with the current government of Honduras, stating, "While you have already met with Mr. Zelaya, we find it discouraging that you are unwilling to meet with Honduran officials that have simply followed their constitution."

 

The letter was sent by Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), David Vitter (R-Louisiana), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), John Ensign (R-Nevada), Jim Bunning (R-Kentucky), Jon Kyl (R-Arizona), Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska), Kit Bond (R-Missouri), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), James Risch (R-Idaho), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), John Thune (R-South Dakota), and Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama).

 

Attached to the letter are the charges that were filed against former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya by the Attorney General of Honduras, Luis Alberto Rubi, to the Supreme Court of Honduras. Also attached is the order by the court to arrest Zelaya for "acting against the established form of government, treason against the country, abuse of authority, and usurpation of power in detriment of the public administration and of the State of Honduras."

 

"The official documents of the Honduran Attorney General and Supreme Court, along with the vote of their Congress to impeach and remove Manuel Zelaya from office, prove irrefutably that Zelaya was properly removed from power in accordance with the Honduran Constitution," said Wilson.

 

"That means that Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama has any business legitimizing the former president of Honduras who was impeached for attempting to extend the term of his office, a serious constitutional violation in Honduras. Under the Honduran Constitution, it is simply unconstitutional for any public servant to even propose extending that term," Wilson noted. "And that was the Constitution Mr. Zelaya swore to uphold."

 

According to Article 239 of the Honduran Constitution: "No citizen who has already served as head of the Executive Branch can be President or Vice-President. Whoever violates this law or proposes its reform, as well as those that support such violation directly or indirectly, will immediately cease in their functions and will be unable to hold any public office for a period of 10 years."

 

According to a legal background detailing the timeline of events that led to Zelaya's removal, Zelaya was attempting to convene an unlawful constitutional convention that would have enabled him to rewrite portions of the Constitution that defined term limits for the office of President.

 

Zelaya was repeatedly warned by Honduran constitutional experts, the Public Prosecutor General, the Attorney General, the presiding judge of the Administrative Law Court, the Office of the State Attorney, the Administrative Law Tribunal, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the National Congress, and the National Commissioner for Human Rights that his proposed referendum was unconstitutional. But the former president proceeded against those opinions, orders, and rulings.

 

After Zelaya's own Attorney General filed with the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court ordered the military of Honduras to arrest Zelaya on June 26th. The order was carried out on June 28th, and then Congress voted by a 125-3 margin to impeach and remove him from office on the same day.

 

According to the legal background, "Because the Vice-president had resigned in 2007, the Constitution of the Republic states that it is the President of Congress that must assume the office of President of the Republic. Consequently Roberto Micheletti Baín, then the President of Congress, was sworn in as President of the Republic. Thereafter, and because of the vacancy of the office of President of the National Congress, José Alfredo Saavedra was also sworn in as President of Congress at the same session."

 

"Based on all of the available evidence, there was no military 'coup' at all. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are attempting to prop up a traitor to Honduras as its legitimate leader in spite of the objections of the people of Honduras, their Congress, and their Supreme Court," Wilson concluded.

 

Attachments:

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 17 Senators with attached Charges against Zelaya, and Supreme Court Order to Arrest Zelaya, July 8th, 2009.

 

Legal Background, "Legal situation of the transition government in Honduras," June 29th, 2009.

 

Friday
Jul102009

AFP - Hands Off My Healthcare!

President Obama and big-government politicians in Congress have said they want Americans to have health care as good as they have. So why aren't they jumping to join the new public health insurance plan they're trying to create?

 

I know you're shocked to hear this ... but members of Congress are planning to keep their gold-plated, taxpayer-funded benefits packages while putting the rest of us into a government health care plan. If this new plan is supposed to be so great, why aren't they going to join it?

 

What hypocrisy.

 

There's even more hypocrisy and outrageous political payoffs in this health care takeover. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus wants to tax our health insurance tohelp pay for the government takeover-but their schemeexemptsthe unions from the tax increases! I'm not making this up.

 

Along with members of Congress and federal employees, union members have the biggest, richest benefits packages in the nation, but they would be exempted from this new tax.

 

Let Congress know how you feel about a government takeover of health care by signing Americans for Prosperity's "Hands Off My Health Care" petition today.

 

Today, MoveOn.org is organizing protests at senators' district offices to demand a government-run health insurance plan with the provisions I just described to you.

 

Well, MoveOn.org isn't the only voice in this debate. Americans for Prosperity is joining with many of our Tea Party Patriot friends at our senators' district offices July 17 to protest a government health care grab. The Tea Parties have been a tremendous success because they are coming from you - hard-working men and women who care about what happens to your families and to our country.

 

Everyone will be hitting the senators' district offices at the same time on July 17. Visit your nearest district office at Noon EDT/11 a.m. CDT/10 a.m. MDT/9 a.m. PDT and demand that he or she protect the freedoms we enjoy - to choose our doctors and to keep the government out of our health decisions. Make sure to bring a copy of our Patients First petition, signed by you and your family!

 

We've made it easy for you - just click here to find your senators' district offices!

 

If you haven't yet signed the petition online, telling Congress to keep their Hands Off My Healthcare, sign now! You can start taking action before you even leave your computer.

 

We will win this battleto protect our health care - if we fight.

 

Friday
Jul102009

SEIA - TREASURY GUIDELINES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANTS WILL BOOST SOLAR ENERGY CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING AND CREATE JOBS 

“Solar stimulus ready, set and... coming soon,” says industry leader, who calls for extension on grant application project sunset-date due to delays and presses for release of final application and remaining stimulus guidelines.

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement today on the announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury of guidelines for the renewable energy grant program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on February 17:

 

“Solar stimulus is ready, set and ... coming soon. The Treasury guidelines allow solar developers to prepare formal applications that will be accepted at a later date. Once Treasury begins accepting grant applications, the solar industry will create tens of thousands of jobs and spur investment in the clean energy economy.

 

“Financing for commercial solar installations, including utility-scale solar plants, has been impaired by great uncertainty in financial markets and anticipation of stimulus provisions like the grant program. There are dozens of large solar power projects in the pipeline that can now move forward.

 

“While today’s announcement is a positive step and will create much-needed momentum in the nation’s economic recovery, we still await the final application form and guidance for several other stimulus programs like the Department of Energy loan guarantees and the manufacturing tax credit. We need these programs fully in place for the solar industry to have the game-changing economic impact we expect. The solar energy provisions in the stimulus bill were projected to create 60,000 jobs in the solar industry in 2009 alone.

 

“With delays in releasing the Treasury and other guidelines, we call on Congress to include a one-year extension of the grant program project sunset-date in the energy bill currently being debated so that the program meets the intended goals for jobs and investment.”

 

The Department of Treasury guidelines released today were required as part of a new program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that provides grants equal to 30 percent of the cost of solar property placed in service during 2009 and 2010. This grant program is a critical alternative to the solar investment tax credits extended by Congress in October 2008 that are not functioning as intended because of the current economic climate.