Monthly Archives: March 2010

SARAH SHINES IN SEARCHLIGHT!

Sarah drew over 10,000 in Searchlight as the Tea Party Tour kicks off in Nevada.  The people love Sarah and there’s nothing anyone can do about it – plain and simple!  Here she is lighting up the crowd with her common sense solutions >>>

Run Sarah, Run!

This photo was taken at 1:35 p.m. More than an hour and a half after the rally started people were lining the highway trying to get in.

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House Approves Final Health Care Measure

House Approves Final Health Care Measure

The Senate made technical changes to the bill earlier in the day, so the House had to agree to the alterations.

FOX News reports >>>  Updated March 25, 2010

Finishing a nearly year-long saga, the House of Representatives Thursday night put its finishing touches on the final health care reform bill, clearing the way for President Obama to sign the package into law.

The Senate made technical changes to the bill earlier in the day, so the House had to agree to the alterations.

The House voted 220-207 Thursday night in favor of the changes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the changes “benign.”

In a statement issued after the vote she said, “this legislation in place, families will have access to even more affordable care than the reform the President signed this week.”

“Tonight, the House of Representatives voted to strengthen health insurance reform, invest in our nation’s students, and secure a better future for all Americans,” Pelosi said.

President Obama said he will not sign the “fix” legislation until next week. (read more)

Bravo to our Republican Senators!

They did all that was possible for them to do under the circumstances with the  corrupt Democrat Senators opting for the Reconciliation procedure.  The Democrats only needed 51 votes!  The bill passed  56 to 43.


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GOP Forces New House Vote on Health Care Bill

FOX News just reporting >>>

AP

Republicans succeed in forcing a change in a measure altering Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans learned early Thursday that they will be able to kill language in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.

It appeared initially that deleting the provisions, dealing with Pell grants for low-income students, should not cause major problems for Democrats hoping to rush the bill to Obama and avoid prolonging what has been a politically painful ordeal for the party. Democrats described the situation as a minor glitch, but did not rule out that Republicans might be able to remove additional sections of the bill.

The president, who signed the landmark legislation into law on Tuesday, was flying to Iowa later in the day for the first of many appearances he will make around the country before the fall congressional elections to sell his health care revamp.

Obama was appearing in Iowa City, where as a presidential candidate in 2007 he touted his ideas for health coverage for all. His trip comes with polls showing people are divided over the new health law, and Democratic lawmakers from competitive districts hoping he can convince more voters by November that it was the right move.

As an exhausted Senate labored past 2 a.m. on a stack of GOP amendments, Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, told reporters that Republicans consulting with the chamber’s parliamentarian had found “two minor provisions” that violate Congress’ budget rules.

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THESE ARE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS

Our Republican legislators are having a little trouble in keeping their game straight.  It appears that some of them are saying REPEAL and START OVER

and others are saying REPEAL and REPLACE. What!  Don’t dare start this.  This is a battle that we can win because Obamacare is illegal and unconstitutional and against the will of the American people.  You know what the problem is?  Obama is a propagandist and the most valuable tool in his skill set is his ability to articulate or as some of us call it, ‘shoot the breeze’. Fellow Republicans – do not be intimidated by this.  You have the American people on your side.  You have the authentic message and Obama has the counterfeit.  He will now tour the country with his slimy snake oil and try to re-capture the many good and noble citizens who voted for him but have now lost faith in his ability to bring legitimate change to our country.  Stand up to him and don’t back down.  WE WANT REPEAL AND START OVER >>> NOT REPEAL AND REPLACE. If you start talking about replacing any part of Obama’s bill – then we will lose.  Obama is betting that you will cave in to his rhetoric and become subservient to his monstrous bill and then when it fails – you (the Republicans) will be the fall guy.  Don’t worry about what he is saying – just continue to state the case of the American people over and over again.  You must wear Obama down.  WE  WILL PREVAIL – BUT WE MUST PERSEVERE!

American Minute with Bill Federer

After the Continental Army was driven out of New Jersey, an article titled “The American Crisis” was published in the Pennsylvania Journal, DECEMBER 23, 1776.

Written by an aide-de-camp to General Nathanael Greene named Thomas Paine, General Washington ordered it read to the troops:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country … Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine continued:

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. … Heaven knows how to put a price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated … God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction … who have so earnestly … sought to avoid the calamities of war.

Paine concluded:

The whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back … by a few broken forces headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen … ‘Show your faith by your works,’ that God may bless you … I thank God, that I fear not.

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R.I.P. ROBERT CULP

'I  Spy' stars

Bill Cosby, left, and Robert Culp portrayed secret agents in the TV series “I Spy” from 1965 to 1968.<

Robert Culp dies at 79; actor starred in ‘I Spy’ TV series

‘He was the big brother that all of us wish for,’ said his co-star on the show, Bill Cosby. The Emmy-nominated Culp also won plaudits for his role in the 1969 movie ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

By Dennis McLellan

March 24, 2010 | 8:17 p.m

Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series “I Spy” and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” died Wednesday morning. He was 79.

Culp fell and hit his head while taking a walk outside his Hollywood Hills home. He was found by a jogger who called 911 and was pronounced dead at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Lt. Bob Binder of the Los Angeles Police Department. An autopsy is pending.

“My mind wants to flow into sadness, but I want to stay above that,” Cosby told The Times on Wednesday.

“Those of us who are the firstborn always dream of that imaginary brother or sister who will be their protector, the buffer, the one to take the blows,” Cosby said. “I’m a firstborn, and Bob was the answer to my dreams. He was the big brother that all of us wish for.”

Longtime friend Hugh Hefner, who was introduced to Culp by Cosby in the 1960s, said he was “absolutely stunned” by the actor’s death.

“He was one of my best friends,” Hefner told The Times on Wednesday.

Culp was a regular at a weekly gathering of friends at the Playboy Mansion.

“He was very much like he appeared to be,” Hefner said. “He’s the one who came up with the tongue-in-cheek motto for when the guys got together: ‘Gentlemen, gentlemen, be of good cheer, for they are out there and we are in here.’ ”

In a six-decade career in which he was best known for his work on television, Culp first came to fame as the star of the TV western “Trackdown,” which ran on CBS from 1957 to 1959 and featured Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman.

He later played FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on the 1981-83 ABC series “The Greatest American Hero.”

But for TV fans of a certain age, Culp is best remembered for “I Spy.”

The hourlong series, which ran from 1965 to 1968 and was billed as an “adventure-comedy” by NBC, starred Culp as Kelly Robinson and Cosby as Alexander Scott, American secret agents whose cover was that Kelly was a globe-trotting top-seeded tennis player and Scott was his trainer.

The series, which was filmed on location around the world, made history as the first American weekly dramatic series with a black performer in a starring role.

“When I first heard Bill Cosby was the other half of this team, I said, ‘Wait a minute!’ ” Culp told The Times in 1965. “I knew he was a comedian, but could he act? Then I saw him work in our pilot film, and the guy is brilliant.

“We have a rapport never seen on a screen before. It’s a kind of Clark Gable-Spencer Tracy relationship. We’re an inseparable team, a kind of Damon and Pythias. Bill and I together form what you will root for in the series.”

Culp received three consecutive Emmy nominations for his role in “I Spy” and was beat out each time by Cosby.

But Culp, who also received an Emmy nomination for a script he wrote for the series, said he wasn’t jealous over Cosby’s wins.

“No,” he told the Washington Post in 1977, “I was the proudest man around.”

In a 1969 Playboy interview, Cosby said that after he and Culp first read for the series, they got together afterward and talked.

At Culp’s suggestion, he said, “we agreed to make the relationship between the white character, Kelly Robinson, and the black man, Alexander Scott, a beautiful relationship, so that people could see what it would be like if two cats like that could get along.”

Copyright © 2010, The Los Angeles Times

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OBAMA IS A NON-CHRISTIAN

How long will it be before we say, ‘America, we have a problem’.   The leader of a nation sets the moral tone of the nation.

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HOW IN THE WORLD DID THIS HAPPEN TO US?

AP Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hold a highly unusual pair of secretive, low-profile meetings closed to reporters amid a dispute about settlement construction

Updated March 24, 2010

Obama and Netanyahu Hold Closed-Door Talks

AP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in an unusual pair of low-profile meetings at the White House amid a serious dispute about settlement construction.

In a break with custom that seemed linked to the crisis complicating U.S.-Israel relations, reporters were not invited to see them shake hands and begin their talks. It is highly unusual for a visiting ally not to be seen with the president, either for photographs or statements.

At issue is Israel’s announcement two weeks ago, as Vice President Joe Biden visited, that it will build 1,600 new apartments in east Jerusalem, the largely Arab section of the disputed holy city. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state and have delayed new U.S.-sponsored peace talks over what they say is an Israeli land grab.

Obama and Netanyahu initially conferred for about 90 minutes in the Oval Office — a half-hour longer than scheduled. After that meeting, Obama retired to the residence while Netanyahu stayed behind in the White House to consult with his staff in the Roosevelt Room, a White House official said late Tuesday.

Netanyahu then asked for a second meeting with Obama, who came back downstairs to the Oval Office for another 35 minutes of talks with the prime minister, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive diplomatic issue.

Although they met for a total of two hours, the White House did not issue a formal statement on what was discussed in either meeting, another break with custom. Israeli officials also had no comment.

Israel on Tuesday unveiled a grandiose plan for hotels, businesses and new housing for Palestinians in the center of east Jerusalem, but the announcement only brought Palestinian suspicion that it was an unacceptable payoff for new building in Jewish neighborhoods. The plan calls for developing a large area across from the Old City wall for tourism and commerce, as well as building 1,000 additional apartments.

On Capitol Hill, Netanyahu received a warm public reception from Congress on Tuesday, with a top Democrat and Republican joining to praise a leader who has refused to back down in a disagreement the White House says threatens new peace talks.

The bipartisan welcome underscored the breadth of congressional support for Israel even when a U.S. president wants to keep his distance. And it pointed to the limited options, beyond verbal rebukes, that the Obama administration faces in pressuring the Jewish state.  (read more)


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