Omnibus Bill, Top 20 Earmarking Senators

Eight of the twenty are Republicans, six of those eight are among the top ten.

That should go a long way in convincing the American people that Republicans are fiscally responsible.

What a wasted opportunity to demonstrate leadership.

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Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va $122,804,900
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala $114,484,250
Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo $85,691,491
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif $76,899,425
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss $75,908,475
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska $74,000,750
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa $66,860,000
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla $53,133,500
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky $51,186,000
Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii $46,380,205
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash $39,228,250
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D $36,547,100
Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt $36,161,125
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill $35,577,250
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa $27,169,750
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev $26,628,613
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa $25,320,000
Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis $23,832,000
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y $21,952,250
Former Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M $19,588,625

 

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Has-beens And Losers Support Spending Limits

With Republican leaders like this, it’s no wonder Colorado has been lost to the Democrats.

RMN

A prominent GOP lawmaker has gone rogue and will attempt to do away with a decades-old spending limit without any support from his party, the top House Republican said Wednesday.

Rep. Don Marostica shot back, however, that legislative leaders are being influenced by "has- beens" and "losers" within the party and that he is going ahead with his efforts. […]

The law was passed to restrain government growth in boom years, but critics say that when the budget shrinks during recessions, Arveschoug-Bird ensures departments like higher education and human services can never recover. Some legal opinions say it can be repealed by statute, but others say it can only be changed by a vote of the people. […]

According to Marostica, May came under pressure from conservatives including Independence Institute President Jon Caldara and former state Treasurer Mark Hillman to oppose the bill and called Marostica in for two meetings Tuesday. He denied that May threatened to yank him from his position on the powerful Joint Budget Committee if he didn’t drop the bill, but he said he was told that GOP Senate leaders were furious.

"There’s great concern whenever you’re in a leadership position (like Marostica) and this happens," May said. "To head off without the rest of your troops is not a wise action."

Marostica acknowledged that he might not get support from another legislative Republican but said he’s going to move ahead with the bill. He questioned why May was taking advice from people like Caldara and Hillman.

"They’re has-beens. They’re losers," Marostica said.

Colorado district 51, this man should not be re-elected and those of you in his district need to contact him to let him know you will not be voting for him.

Email him here use the online contact form or call him at 970.227.6133

Notice the “Promise Made” on this screen capture from his web site.

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 UPDATE

RMN

Rep. Don Marostica will apologize to Republican leaders he called "losers" and "has-beens" but will push forward with a spending bill that has turned some in his caucus against him.

Nice apology.

“Sorry I called you losers, losers…

Now, lets get down to business and spend some more money!

If nothing else Rep. Marostica has made it clear where he stands”.

Come re-election time I hope we will not have forgotten this and will tell him where we would like him to go.

The Dream and the 44th

Alfonzo Rachel of Macho Sauce Productions hits another home run.

Last evening I posted an entry here about how I felt President Obama had made a bad first presidential impression.

A couple hours later I had a hard to follow, though I believe I got the gist, comment from Rocky P of Black Business Space.

This morning I had an email waiting for me suggesting that I reply to Rocky by directing him to Alfonzo’s newest video, which you will find below.

I did not email or contact Rocky and advise him of the video, I’m not sure what purpose that would serve, but I did (obviously) post the video here.

If the “N” word makes you nervous (as it often does myself), know that it is used in the video.

I think there is a good and often humorous message here for rabid liberals and accidental liberals alike.

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This Friggin’ Love Fest

Seriously!

I can’t take the religious fervor (and there is most definitely a quasi-spirituality to the Obama cult).

It is impossible to remove the unreasonable elements between the eight years of Bush hatred by the media and celebrities and homage paid Barack Obama by the very same persons.

In the video below, Hollywood celebrities have joined together to pledge “to be the change we seek”.

Various pledges are given by various celebrities through out the video, pledges to better America and the world. Where were these pledges from these people during the eight years that George W. Bush was in the White House?

Their pledges at that time consisted of threatening to leave the country (a pledge I would they had made good on) too cursing our nations president, too blaming all the woes of the world upon him.

Of the various pledges, it is the final pledge of Ashton Kutcher and his grandmother, Demi Moore that I enjoy the most. Together they pledge, “to be a servant to our president and to all man kind”!

I wonder, did they have any kind of pledge for this nation or man kind as a whole previous to the election of Barack Obama?

I’ve my own pledge.
It’s actually the same pledge I had for George W. Bush and the very same I will have for each subsequent president.

I pledge to support you where I can and stand against you when I must.

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These fools, and Barack Obama himself, may well have put a load upon the shoulders Mr. Obama that is far heavier than he will be able to carry.

Colin Powell, Bad Advice

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I admire Colin Powell in many ways, but the man is NOT a true Republican let alone a Conservative. He never has been, he never will be, the Republican party and actual Conservatives should NOT be taking advice from this man.

In an interview with CNN Powell said the following:

CNN

“I think the party has to stop shouting at the world and at the country,”Powell said. “I think that the party has to take a hard look at itself, and I’ve talked to a number of leaders in recent weeks and they understand that.” Powell, who says he still considers himself a Republican, said his party should also stop listening to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

“Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?” Powell asked. “Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?”

Shouting at the world and the country?

What the heck is that?

Let’s be real here buddy, the Left in this nation are the ones who do the shouting. They do more than shout at their fellow Americans, they give us marching orders. When we refuse those marching orders they try to shoot us down in anyway possible.

If anything, the Republican party and in particular the actual conservatives within the party, are not loud enough.

The problem with the party is not that it is too loud. The problem with the party is that it has moved away from conservatism and done so in leftward spasms. Too many within the party have voted for people just because they had an “R” next to their name on the ballots.

Because we are willing to vote in such a way, it is easy for people with a political bent such as Mr. Powell and worse political bents, to slip into the party and then entrench themselves. Leftists have burrowed their way into the center of the once Grand Old Party and and changed it from within.

Meanwhile conservatives both in office and everyday citizens have done little to nothing to promote conservative ideology. We do not actively seek to change hearts and minds, to convince others of conservatism. We do not, in a public arena, counter the lies and half truths of liberals. So when arguments are presented, we look weak and we look as though we have no answers.

Shout at the world and the country, heck we won’t even shout at each other or those on the other side of the isle in most cases.

If the Republican party want’s advice I’ll provide some.

Return to being a conservative party and it will become so uncomfortable for Powell and those like him that they will leave the party. Return to being conservative and for every ‘RINO’ that leaves the party, two or three will replace him or her.

Poll after poll shows that America tends towards conservative values. So long as we keep letting liberals into our party and so long as we keep letting liberals set the agenda for the nation, then the longer they stay in the forefront of American politics. The longer they are in the forefront then the longer they have the ear of the American people and the longer they have Americas ear the more likely they are to pull them over to the dark-side.

As soon as conservatives grow a set and reclaim the Republican party, the sooner this nation can turn around and be who she was meant to be.

So far as Rush, I’m not a huge fan, but I think he does a fairly good job and he at least has the willingness to not worry about if he is offending someone when something needs to be said.

 

A New Age Of Unity? Obamafied and Unified.

From time to time I will saunter through various message boards always being either religious or political. Last evening as I poked through various message boards I read through one particular thread where an Obama supporter asked a McCain supporter if he would join him in a “new age of unity” and support Barack Obama as president.

The McCain supporter did a very bad job of rebuffing this liberal imbecile who claimed that any American who will not support Obama is unpatriotic.

I looked up both individuals ‘profiles’ on this particular message board (a board I will not link to btw, I wish I had never visited it and never will again… some sick puppies over there), the profile provided a link to look at each persons previously posted messages.

I read through eight or ten of this leftists previous messages, some from more than four years ago, and was NOT surprised by what I read.

Concerning president Bush he noted that “Bush is not my president” and Bush is a murderer, a war monger, a thief, a coke head, a drunk, a war dodger, a compulsive liar, a fascist, a dictator, a Nazi…

It went on and on.

Three other leftists joined this idiot in attack the McCain supporter to show “unity”, the McCain supporter basically cowered in a corner and eventually gave in.

Today I found this article on Townhall.

I agree with the author David Harsanyi who titled the article “Unity? No, Thank You”.

No, I am not looking for unity as I know that unity per the leftist definition does not mean compromise or intelligent debate. It means that I must give unconditional support for a president Obama and his agenda.

Here is what I will do.
I will be fair and commend him when I believe his actions are correct. I will say when I agree with him. When I can I will support him.

I will also criticize him when I believe he has acted improperly and acted against the best interest of America and Americans.

Critical when necessary, fair when deserved.

I acted no differently where Bush was concerned.
I, and most of the right are consistent in this and will continue to be.

As David Harsanyi wrote, “Unity? No, Thank You”.