HDR 76(1): The “Hurt Hawker”

And The Winner Is....

ALOHA, ALL! Yes, I watched the Academy Awards Sunday night.  Yes, it was too long. Yes, I wanted to smack Sean Penn & Barbra Streisand.  But I’m noticing a difference in the awards the past couple of years.  They have toned down the liberal vitriol and are actually awarding Oscars based on performances, not politics!  Last year, I was stunned that “Slum Dog Millionaire” swept the awards.  Not because I didn’t think it deserved it (it did!) but because it wasn’t “PC” enough for Hollywood.  This year, another surprise…”The Hurt Locker” ran away with it!  “Avatar”, the oh-so-expensive, chic, contrived, environmental paen was supposed to win everything.  After all, it has now become the biggest grossing film of all time.  Who would have thought a little, upstart film that painted the military as heroes would beat the Hollywood darling?  WOO HOO!!  While I am still suspicious of Hollywood and its band of elites, the past couple of years at the Academy Awards have shown that they are listening to the American people more than the President is.  I know – that’s not saying much.  At any rate, the Academy Awards have inspired me to announce this week’s winners.  😉

The “Hurt Hawker.” Now 0bama is in an all-out push to get 0bamacare passed.  He and his minions are hawking his healthcare plan across the country, even though it will hurt the economy and all the good aspects of healthcare we have now.  He’s using every trick in the book:  0bama Bribes, Threatens And rewards Congress To Pass Healthcare A vote is expected in the House this Thursday, March 11.  Wondering what the differences are between the House and Senate bills?  Here’s a great explanation:  The Key Differences And what is reconciliation and the consequences of using it?  Here’s another excellent Heritage Foundation article:  A Rarely Used Procedure With Serious Consequences All this is confuising, but make no mistake….The House vote on the healthcare bill is the final vote!! Read here how it will advance and 0bama Will Sign It Into Law This great explanation shows how Harry Reid and the Dems have used this process before and they’ll do it again. They won’t even need reconciliation!  What to do?  Contact key members of the House and tell the to vote “NO.”  Call these Representatives who are on the fence:

Brian Baird WA-03 Washington, DC Office U.S. House of Representatives 2350 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone:  (202) 225-3536  Fax: (202) 225-3478

John Boccieri OH-16 Washington D.C. Office 1516 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone:  (202) 225-3876 Fax: (202) 225-3059

Bart Gordon TN-06 Washington Office 2306 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C.
20515 Phone: (202) 225-4231 Fax: (202) 225-6887

Larry Kissell NC-08 Washington, DC Office 512 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-3715 Fax: (202) 225-4036

Jason Altmire PA-04 Washington DC Office 332 Cannon HOB Washington,
DC  20515 Phone: 202-225-2565 Fax: 202-226-2274

John Adler NJ-03 Washington D.C. Office 1223 Longworth HOB Washington,
D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4765 Fax: (202) 225-0778

John Barrow GA-12 Washington, DC 213 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2823 Fax: (202) 225-3377

Allen Boyd FL-02 Washington D.C. Office  1227 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515  Phone: (202) 225-5235  Fax: (202) 225-5615

Rick Boucher VA-09 Washington D.C. Office  2187 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515  Phone:  202-225-3861  Fax:  202-225-0442

Ben Chandler KY-06 Washington, DC Office 1504 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4706 Fax: (202) 225-2122

Tim Holden PA-17 Washington Office  2417 Rayburn HOB  Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-5546  FAX: (202) 226-0996

Suzanne Kosmas FL-24 Washington D.C. Office 238 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2706 Fax: (202) 226-6299

Frank Kratovil MD-01 Washington, DC Office 314 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-5311 Fax: (202) 225-0254

Betsy Markey CO-04 Washington, D.C. 2108 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone:  202-225-2836


Winner:  Best Drama, Comedy, Action Film Rolled Into One – The Eric Massa story is just plain bizarre!  How about his allegation that Rahmbo threatened him in the shower?  There sure is going to be a lot more about this in the coming days, even though Massa has officially resigned from the House.  The NY Dem claims he was forced out because he voted against 0bamacare the first time.  He also says “Rahm Emanuel would sell his own mother for votes”:  Massa on Emanuel And, that 0bamaCare Will “Rip This Nation To Pieces” And how about all those Democrat scandals lately?  Not just Massa, but Rangel, Patterson and Edwards will likely be indicted:  Rash Of Scandals Tests Democrats At Sensitive Time

The Blind Side. Hooray for Sandra Bullock!  She seems like a normal person without a huge ego.  How rare is that in Hollywood?  And can you believe that a role about a kind, pistol-packing Southern woman won her an Academy Award?  While the movie focuses on protecting one’s blind side in football, we ALL need to be aware of the political blind side in Washington these days.  In other words, as Glenn Beck likes to say, “watch what the other hand is doing.”  Here’s an example with the upcoming census:  The Census Is Getting Personal The census happens every ten years and is meant to count people.  Period.  Why all these personal questions?  I have decided when they come to my door I am refusing to answer all but the Constitutional one…”how many people live in your house.”  All the additional questions make me wonder what the other hand is doing.

More La-La Land. If these stories weren’t true, they would make great fictional comedies – might even win Oscars!  Edwards Thinks He Can Come Back Louis Farrahkhan, Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger Win “Living Legends” Awards

This Week’s Rising Star is Steve Stivers (R-OH 15th Congressional District.)  Running against incumbent Mary Jo Kilroy (a staunch progressive), Stivers brings “courage, character and common sense solutions” to Congress.  An Iraq War veteran, Stivers has over 25 years experience and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Ohio National Guard.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.  Stivers served on the state Senate fro 5 years…he’s pro-business and fiscally conservative.  GO STIVERS!  Current Rising Star tally: Katherine Jenerette (Congress-SC), Allen West (Congress-FL), Les Phillip (Congress-AL). Stay tuned for more!

Best Fiction. The surge in Iraq has been a success, and now 0bama is taking credit!  Does he think we won’t remember that his entire candidacy for President was based on his anti-Iraq war stance?  Does he think we will forget how he voted against the surge?  Give me a break – Iraq is a success story because of President Bush’s policies and because he made an unpopular decision that he knew was right…he increased the troops there.  John McCain deserves props as well, but 0bama deserves nothing.  Nearly two-thirds of eligible voters turned out to cast their ballots.  That’s amazing when you think that just a few short years ago they were living under a maniacal tyrant  Iraqis Defy Bombs in Pivotal Election A First Step Toward Freedom In The Middle East

Hands Off!!!!! Jim DeMint recently found out about a secret White House memo in which 0bama outlines ways to confiscate 10 million acres in the western US.  Supposedly, for “monuments.”  Guess what?  These are lands where ranching, forestry, mining and energy development would be halted:  White House Land Grab

It’s A Miracle! Remember the guy from Libya who was in prison for causing the explosion on the flight over Locerkbie?  Remember how he was sent home “to die” because he was so ill from cancer?  He’s still alive, and expected to recover!  Little known facts:  Britain is set to receive a 5 billion pound “investment” from Libya.  And the bomber has 2 million pounds stashed away in a Swiss bank account:  Lockerbie Bomber May Beat Cancer

I Wonder Why These Polls Didn’t Get Much Attention? 66% of Voters Prefer Fewer Services, Lower Taxes US Has Lost Global Standing Under Obama

No Joke!! “President Obama had his annual physical last week. While the colonoscopy didn’t reveal any polyps, they did find three MSNBC Reporters and a New York Times columnist.” – Jay Leno

From The Ridiculous To The Sublime. John Murtha was honored last week (the ridiculous part):  Murtha Honored At Capitol Hill Tribute Joe Biden called him “just one stand-up son-of-a-gun.”  LOL!!!  But those who truly deserve to be honored are the ones Murtha slammed.  Here’s a video from a military support day on Orange County, CA:  Thank A Soldier It’s been watched by over 26 million people – don’t miss it!

Coffee Or Tea? So now there is a “Coffee Party Movement.”  Are you kidding me?  It even sounds hokey…like something dreamt up by progressives sipping their skinny lattes at Starbucks.  This new group (supposedly in response to the Tea Party Movement) claims to want “cooperation in government” and stresses that “the government is not our enemy.”  A true grassroots movement?  NOT!  Turns out the organizer, Annabel Park used to work for the NY Times…and, she organized 0bama’s video campaign in 2008.  Now that’s what I call astroturf!  The Coffee Party – Just Another Liberal Front

Final Thought: “The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibilities.” (John F Kennedy – Speech to the 90th annual convocation at Vanderbilt University, May 18, 1963)



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