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Friday
Jul172009

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YELLOW TO THE CORE:
ARMY MAJOR REFUSES DEPLOYMENT

by Gordon Duff, Staff Writer

 

REAR ESCHELON COMPUTER GEEK OFFERS

AID AND COMFORT TO THE ENEMY

"Jackass" and "worst person in the world," DOD Information Technology contractor and reserve Major Stefan Cook refused non combatantdeployment to Afghanistan claiming fear of being tried as a war criminal unless he can see President Obama's birth certificate. Neocon websites around the internet including www.worldnetdaily.com and their anti-American mirror sites are openly advocating troops to begin disobeying orders and refusing combat operations through their open support, during wartime, of " Stefan bin Laden."

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Friday
Jul172009

DSCC - NH: Tausch Expands Media Buy After Ayotte Announcement 

Analysis: Tausch spent nearly 400k on TV and radio

 

Wednesday, July 15 2009 10:38 AM

MANCHESTER -- Merrimack businessman Fred Tausch has spent nearly $400,000 in the past month on television and radio ads for his S.T.E.W.A.R.D. campaign, an analysis compiled by a potential opponent suggests.

 

The analysis, given to NHPoliticalReport.com, shows Tausch's media buys getting bigger after a University of New Hampshire poll showed he had little name recognition and in a time when there has ben a lot of activity in the U.S. Senate race he might join. Specifically he went from spending $26,000 a week beginning on June 9 to over $77,000 this week, the analysis showed.

 

 

 

Thursday
Jul162009

NRSC - Will Hodes Rubber Stamp Pelosi's Job-Killing Small Business Tax Hike? 

WASHINGTON – House Democrats introduced their trillion dollar government-run health care bill yesterday and now U.S. Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) is faced with an important decision on whether he will support Nancy Pelosi’s latest burdensome tax hike on the small businesses that fuel New Hampshire’s economy.

 

According to today’s The Wall Street Journal, “House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled sweeping health-care legislation that would hit all but the smallest businesses with a penalty equal to 8% of payroll if they fail to provide health insurance to workers... The relatively low thresholds for penalties triggered the sharpest criticism yet from employer groups, who said the burden on small business is too high and doesn’t do enough to help them expand insurance coverage.”

 

In addition to taxing small businesses that propel the American economy, the trillion dollar legislation will ultimately leave 15 million to 20 million Americans uninsured in the next ten years if passed into law.

 

USA Today notes, “The proposals being shaped in Congress — including the $1.042 trillion bill unveiled by House Democratic leaders Tuesday — offer subsidies to fewer moderate-income families than originally intended, bar most workers from choosing to leave their employer-provided plans and likely drive up Medicaid costs for states... At the end of a decade, 15 million to 20 million would remain uninsured, according to assessments by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office — a sticking point for critics who argue the whole enterprise doesn't get enough bang for the buck.”

 

“If Paul Hodes wants the people of New Hampshire to give him a promotion to the U.S. Senate, he should start demonstrating that he can make tough decisions in favor of the people of New Hampshire and reject this job-killing tax on small businesses,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Wilkerson.

 

“Health care reform is a critical issue facing America, and voters in New Hampshire deserve to know: Will Congressman Hodes continue to blindly rubber stamp Nancy Pelosi’s agenda in Washington, or will he step up and reject this legislation, which will leave millions of Americans uninsured?” Wilkerson concluded.

 

 

 

Thursday
Jul162009

NRCC - ICYMI: Green Parrots: Hodes, Shea-Porter 

“When speaking about the bill, Hodes and Shea-Porter simply parrot party talking points. They claim it will create thousands of ‘green jobs’ and help the economy. But they can't know that because the bill was so huge that neither of them could possibly have read it all before voting for it. They also ignore the fact that the bill will, in President Obama's own words, cause energy bills to ‘necessarily skyrocket,’ which will harm the economy and cost thousands of jobs.”

 

“....Suckers are just what Hodes and Shea-Porter have been. Had they been looking out for New Hampshire, they would have voted ‘no.’”

 

Green Parrots: Hodes, Shea-Porter

July 14, 2009

New Hampshire Union Leader

 

When Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter ran for Congress, both said they would be independent voices for New Hampshire, not party hacks. In office, they've been mostly party hacks (although Hodes showed some independence on ethics votes). Their support for the awful cap-and-trade bill is a great example.

 

When speaking about the bill, Hodes and Shea-Porter simply parrot party talking points. They claim it will create thousands of "green jobs" and help the economy. But they can't know that because the bill was so huge that neither of them could possibly have read it all before voting for it. They also ignore the fact that the bill will, in President Obama's own words, cause energy bills to "necessarily skyrocket," which will harm the economy and cost thousands of jobs.

 

Other Democrats are smartly skeptical of the cap-and-trade supporters' grandiose claims. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told Politico, "I have close to a 16-year, 100 percent environmental record. I want to support this bill, but it's got to protect manufacturing. Because if we don't, it's worse for global warming." He's right. It doesn't help the planet to send manufacturing jobs to countries with lax emissions standards.

 

Sen. Claire McKaskill, D-Mo., said last week, "We've got to be very careful with what we do with this legislation. We need to be a leader in the world, but we don't want to be a sucker."

 

Suckers are just what Hodes and Shea-Porter have been. Had they been looking out for New Hampshire, they would have voted "no."

 

To read the full story, click here: http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Green+parrots%3a+Hodes%2c+Shea-Porter&articleId=91ac7a66-63c0-4697-9a41-a2806eee35e9

 

 

Thursday
Jul162009

CHQ - Republicans' Defining Obama and Sotomayor Is Huge 

Richard Viguerie: Republicans' Defining Obama and Sotomayor Is Huge


Viguerie News Release - ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie says that Senate Republicans are finally defining Barack Obama and his dangerous ideology, something "the McCain campaign and the Republican Party failed to do in the 2008 election." In his press release, Viguerie says Senator Jeff Sessions is leading Republicans on a mission to show that "Obama's views are radical and dangerous" by "making the Sotomayor confirmation hearings about President Obama's governing philosophy." Viguerie adds that this strategy will pay "huge dividends" for Republicans. [read the full release here]

 

Other Articles in News From The Front:

 

Public Protests Slowing Down Health Care Takeover

Walden, Pence Seek to Ban Fairness Doctrine

Group Seeks to Block 'In God We Trust' Engraving

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