ALOHA, ALL!! It’s been an interesting couple of days. I attended a Heritage Foundation event last night with the incredible Dinesh D’Souza as the speaker. I participated in a blogger conference call yesterday morning with members of the House Financial Services Committee. And I attended a luncheon yesterday where Senatorial candidate Linda Lingle gave the keynote address. (More on all these below.) But the one story that keeps rising to the top (or more appropriately, falling into the sewer of political filth) is Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” fiasco. Holder has no shame….he has lied and stonewalled about this botched operation for a full year and now it looks like it’s all finally catching up with him. He may very well be held in contempt of Congress: House Considers Contempt Charge Against Holder in Fast and Furious Case Why should Holder be held in contempt? Check out this graphic (click on it to enlarge it):
So out of 80,000 documents related to Fast & Furious, Holder has released only 6,000. Investigators have been denied access to 48 of 70 officials involved in the operation – denied access??? And Holder has ignored – ignored? – 66% of subpoenas. Why are we even talking about this? Holder needs to be kicked out of office immediately! This will blow you away:
And you know this is coming – again: “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.” —-Attorney General Eric Holder, explaining what he believes to be the motives of “extreme factions” in their efforts to hold him accountable for the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” debacle in an interview with the New York Times. Yep, good ole Eric will play the race card once he gets the book thrown at him. Unethical Quote of the Month: Attorney General Eric Holder
The hardest working committees in government. I mentioned I had a blogger call with some of the folks on the House Financial Services Committee. They and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (the one investigating Fast & Furious) have their hands full with all the monkey business going on with this administration and its cronies. The topic today was MF Global – turns out they had a “break the glass” plan to pull the wool over people’s eyes: MF Hearings Focus on Public Face, Internal Worry – WSJ.com
There was a surprise question in yesterday’s conference call. Cathy McMorris Rodgers | Vice Presidential Surprise | The Daily Caller ”The daughter of produce farmers who operated a fruit stand, she was the first member of her family to attend college. She earned her MBA from the University of Washington in 2002. By the age of 24, she was a member of the state House of Representatives. Married to a retired U.S. Navy commander, McMorris Rodgers is also one of only eight women to have ever given birth while serving in Congress, and the only woman who has done it twice.” Can you say accomplished? How about multi-tasker? I could tell by her reaction she was surprised by the question, but it sure sounds like a good one to me!
Hawaii might elect a Female Republican Senator! Yes, this is big news, folks. There is a good chance Hawaii could have a Republican Senator for the first time in 35 years. Yes, you read that correctly. And its first female Senator. Hawaii’s last Republican Senator was Hiram Fong, who was voted out of office in 1977. Linda Lingle, former Hawaii Governor, is running to fill the seat of retiring Senator Dan Akaka (he’s been there since 1976 and is 86 years old.) Keep your fingers crossed, folks. You may think this place is paradise, but believe me, it’s far from perfect.
Dinesh D’Souza! If you ever get a chance to hear him speak, go. His book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” was a long-time best seller (which irritated the White House no end.) Dinesh is brilliant and he has 0bama’s motivations pegged perfectly. I told him after his talk that I think it takes someone who has experienced living in another country to truly recognize what 0bama is all about. Those of us who grew up in the United States have no radar for dictatorial leaders. We’ve been sheltered. We assume our politicians are pro-American. Big mistake. (Shaka to the Heritage Foundation for hosting this outstanding event.)
Final Thought: ”Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” Eric Holder (Cowards? I guess you might say it takes one to know one.)
Over & out for me….I’m going to celebrate my birthday today. It’s the Year of the Dragon and we Dragons need to roar!
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
ALOHA ALL!! Like you, I’ve heard the expression about “jumping the shark” numerous times in the past. Interesting that it originates from the entertainment industry and initially was meant to describe a TV show that had lost its luster: Jumping the shark – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Well, it looks like the absurd reality show that is Occupy Wall Street has indeed jumped the shark. OWS has not only jumped the shark, but has been eaten alive and self-lysed. Bit the dust. They tried to shut down Wall Street yesterday, but 200 of them were arrested instead. What a bunch of idiotic, useless lefties. In reality, I was hoping the (bowel) movement known as Occupy Wall Street would go on a bit longer, disrupting everyday life to an even greater degree. Then Americans would realize that they were either with this group of anarchists or completely against them. No namby-pamby “I’m not sure” as an option. Here’s something much more productive than OWS – how about a video of Fonzie really jumping the shark? Will he make it? Does Joanie love Chachi? Does Zuccotti Park smell worse than a New York City subway station?
More dust biting. Beacon Power follows Solyndra into bankruptcy « Hot Air ”At the end of last month, I wrote about Beacon Power, a green-tech company that received over a hundred million dollars in taxpayer-backed credit but who teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. Yesterday, Beacon tipped over, filing for protection from its creditors — and potentially taking $43 million in taxpayer dollars with it.”
Meanwhile, back on the newly discovered planet “Buffoonery.” Maxine Waters on Occupy Wall Street | Video | TheBlaze.com ”For Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the string of deaths and crimes that have occurred across the Occupy movement nationwide is nothing more than “life” and “it happens.” She also said the incidents are merely a “distraction” from the Occupiers’ ultimate goal.”
LOVE this idea! National Day of “Doing Crap that Actually Matters” ”On Friday, November 18th, call your LOCAL officials and let them know that you no longer want these anti-freedom, anti-capitalism, anti-liberty, anti-work, anti-American people keeping you out of YOUR public spaces. No longer do you want them influencing YOUR children. No longer do you want them messing with YOUR country.”
Sure wish it was Cut, Cap & Balance. GOP House Will Vote on Balanced Budget Amendment That Permits Unlimited Federal Spending ”House Republicans are set to vote later this week on a balanced budget amendment (BBA) that would not cap federal spending as a percentage of GDP or require a supermajority to raise taxes.” The Blue Dog Democrats are on board: Blue Dogs break with Dems on balanced-budget amendment – TheHill.com And it looks like The Heritage Foundation agrees with me – where are the spending cuts? How Not to Advance a Balanced Budget Amendment
Yes, we need to balance the budget, but we also need a cap on government spending (except for defense – see the Quick Link about China below.)
ICYMI: $15T Federal Debt Equals $160,545 for Each Full-Time Private-Sector American Worker ”The U.S. Treasury Department reported on Wednesday that as of the close of business on Tuesday the federal government’s debt had exceeded $15 trillion for the first time in the nation’s history–hitting precisely $15,033,607,255,920.32.” And once again, Paul Ryan ROCKS:
Aloha Friday Quick Links:
Perry Proposes Part-Time Congress and Eliminating Lifetime Judicial Appointments – NYTimes.com Geez – too bad he’s so incoherent on other issues. This is REAL reform!
Obama Decries the ‘Connected’ While His Government Hands Robert Kennedy Jr’s Company $1.4 Billion – Common American Journal (Obama’s administration handed Kennedy’s company, BrightSource, $1.4 billion in loans. That’s almost three times the amount loaned to Solyndra.)
The Debate Over China (NOTE: China has increased its defense budget by double-digits every year over the past 20 years. And we’re gutting ours????)
Spec-Ops Command: SEAL raid book ‘a lie’ – Yahoo! News (So now it’s “he said/he said.” Regardless, Obama is a liar at best and a downright conniving fraud at worst who would not hesitate to throw our troops under the bus if it served his purpose.)
Elena Kagan Must Be Recused In ObamaCare Case – Latest Headlines – Investors.com Aw, c’mon! Her email saying ”I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing,” meant her favorite Dancing with the Stars team made it to the next round.
Final Thought: ”I’m not going to waste my time arguing with a man who’s lining up to be a hot lunch.” Hooper (played by Richard Dreyfuss) in “Jaws”
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!