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From: TimF2/24/2012 12:22:20 PM
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Nancy Pelosi on Gasoline Prices
Posted by Chris Edwards

The congresswomen’s comments are so cartoonish, I don’t even have to comment on them. But I thought Cato readers would like to know what the minority leader of the U.S. House is saying about rising gas prices. From a Nancy Pelosi press release today:

Independent reports confirm that speculators are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers and potentially damaging the economic recovery. Wall Street profiteering, not oil shortages, is the cause of the price spike.

We need to take strong action to protect consumers from this speculation. Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street speculators and oil companies instead of the interests of working Americans by obstructing the agencies with the responsibility of enforcing consumer protection laws.

We call on the Republican leadership to act on behalf of American consumers and join our efforts to crack down on speculators who care more about their profits than the price at the pump even if these spikes harm the American consumer and our economy.

For a rational discussion on energy policy, see Downsizing the Department of Energy.

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To: Peter Dierks who wrote (85344)2/24/2012 12:24:02 PM
From: joseffy
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Michelle Obama's Song


You load sixteen bags what do you get
Another vacation and we’re deeper in debt
I go to exotic places every three weeks
I owe my soul to Soros and the sheiks

I was born one morning with a chip on my shoulder
It only got worse as I got older
They loaded sixteen bags of Louis Vuitton
And the one percent said a job well done

You load sixteen bags what do you get
Sixteen vacations and the country in debt
Shopping at Target fools the peons
I owe my soul to Barneys and Bijans

Went to school on affirmative action
Married the president now I’m the attraction
Air Force Two is at my beckon call
16 exotic destinations in all

Does the media report? Not at all.
I owe my soul to Media Matters

credit to Brumar

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To: Brumar89 who wrote (85340)2/24/2012 1:07:21 PM
From: joseffy
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The media is now reporting that Rubio as a child was a mormon.

Now I still do not recalling any media stories about muslim Indonesian citizen brilliant Barry Soetoro as a child being muslim or being Indonesian or even his being Barry Soetoro.

Amazingly one sided isn't it?

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To: Peter Dierks who wrote (85344)2/24/2012 1:22:10 PM
From: joseffy
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Gas prices rise 12 cents in past week

cnn money 2/24/2012 by Aaron Smith

Gas prices have gained 12 cents this week, as tensions over Iran heat up and oil prices keep moving higher.

The price of unleaded gasoline shot up overnight by 3.5 cents to a nationwide average of $3.647, according to the motorist group AAA. That's the 17th consecutive day of increases.

Since the start of the month, prices have gained nearly 6%. And they're up 11% from the start of the year.

In many parts of the United States, including New York City and parts of California, gas prices are already above $4 per gallon.

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From: ManyMoose2/24/2012 2:30:04 PM
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"Let's Send Oliver Stone's Son to Rescue Christian Pastor in Iran
February 23, 2012 by Gary DeMar

Youcef NadarkhaniYoucef Nadarkhani (b. 1977) is an Iranian Christian pastor who has been sentenced to die in Tehran, Iran. According to Amnesty International, the Iranian government has offered leniency if he will recant his Christianity. If the Iranians are true to their world, Pastor Nadarkhani will be a modern-day martyr for his faith.

When there was international outcry at the charge of apostasy, the Iranian court changed the charges to "rape and extortion." These charges were proven to be false.

The protests don't seem to be getting any traction, even though the White House and the U.S. State Department issued statements Thursday, Feb. 23 demanding the immediate release of Pastor Nadarkhani. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also led a protest with the backing of 89 members of Congress. Why it's not all 535 members is beyond me.

In an earlier article, I reported that Sean Stone, son of director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam while in Iran. In case you've forgotten already, Pastor Nadarkhani has a death sentencing hanging over his head in Iran. Here's what Sean Stone said about his conversion:

Having read the Koran and having been around the Islamic culture, especially in Iran, I do believe that Mohammed is a prophet of the same god worshiped by other religions. . . . [As] a Jewish Christian Muslim. . . . . There is such Islamophobia in the West. Islam is not a religion of violence any more than Judaism or Christianity is."

If all religions worship Allah, then how can a Christian pastor be executed in the name of Allah since he's worshiping the same god worshiped by other religions, and one of those other religions is Christianity?

It's obvious that Stone has been sold a bill of religious goods made for Western sentiments since we are so wishy-washy when it comes to religion except when religion has some moral relevance. Christianity does not say that all religions are equal and every religion worships the same God.

Let's have the young Stoner put his faith to the test. I suggest that he go back to Iran and make his argument that Islam is a peaceful religion to the clerics and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the same guy who said he wanted to wipe Israel off the map.

And since he'll be going so far, he should take a trip to Afghanistan and give and remind some of the Afghan soldiers that their religion is a religion of peace. Apparently one soldier was angry over the burning of Korans and fatally shot two U.S. troops and wounded four others. As-Salamu Alaykum.

Members of the Taliban urged Afghans to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for burnings of copies of the Koran at NATO's main base in the country. Islam is a bankrupt religion.

It seems that all we can do is have the President Obama apologize to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the accidental burning of Korans by NATO troops that has led to violent protests.

It's time that Muslims who claim to reject the violence and hatred that we hear and read about daily stand up to the Islamic Nazi radicals.

If they're so afraid of what might happen to them, then they should leave their country like some Jews did in Nazi Germany and embrace Christianity. The women, many of whom are treated like dogs, would thrive in a new faith community of acceptance and love."

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To: ManyMoose who wrote (85350)2/24/2012 2:32:55 PM
From: ManyMoose
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Deja vu all over again.

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To: ManyMoose who wrote (85351)2/24/2012 2:56:55 PM
From: TimF
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At least in terms of new domestic policies actually implemented (in other words ignoring some of the energy price controls and other government interventions that Carter didn't get rid of, ignoring Carter's weak foreign policy, and ignoring things that Carter didn't get passed), Carter was much better than Obama. Carter actually deregulated, didn't have trillion dollar stimulus packages (not even after adjustment for inflation), didn't push through anything like PPACA/Obamacare, and started the modernization of the military (which was later greatly expanded by Reagan).

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To: TimF who wrote (85352)2/24/2012 3:12:35 PM
From: ManyMoose
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Nobody could be worse than Obama.

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To: ManyMoose who wrote (85353)2/24/2012 6:37:58 PM
From: Farmboy
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Oh yes, they could. but they'd have to try awfully hard.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (85354)2/25/2012 12:58:19 AM
From: joseffy
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1) Numerous Mexican citizens and an American citizen have been murdered with weapons knowingly provided to criminals by our own government during Operation Fast and Furious. If Eric Holder was aware that was going on, do you think he should step down as Attorney General? Were you aware of Fast and Furious and if so, shouldn’t you resign?

2) In 2010 you said Solyndra, a company that donated heavily to your political campaign, was “leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” Today, Solyndra is bankrupt and the taxpayers lost over $500 million on loans that your administration knew might never be paid off when you made them. How do you respond to citizens who say this is evidence of corruption in your administration?

3) Unions invested a lot of time and money in helping to get you elected. In return, unions gained majority control of Chrysler, the taxpayers lost $14 billion dollars on General Motors, and General Motors received a special $45 billion dollar tax break. What do you say to people who view this as corruption on a scale never before seen in American history?

4) Through dubious means you and your Democrat allies in Congress managed to force through an incredibly unpopular health care bill that helped lead to the worst election night for the Democrat Party in 50 years. Since the bill has passed, many of your claims about the bill have proven to be untrue. For example, we now know the bill won’t lower health care costs and despite your assurances to the contrary, big companies like McDonald’s say they may drop health care because of the health care reform. Congress has exempted themselves from the health care reform and instead has their own taxpayer-funded premium health care plan. Many large companies (that donate to Democrat political campaigns) have received special exemptions from the health care plan. Since the majority of the American people have rejected your health care reform and it doesn’t do what you said it would, shouldn’t you work with the Republicans to repeal it?

5) When you took office, the national average for one gallon of gas was $1.89 per gallon. Since then, you’ve demonized the oil industry, dramatically slowed offshore drilling, blocked ANWAR, and rejected the Keystone Pipeline. Now, gas is $3.54 per gallon and rising and is expected to reach $5 per gallon by May of this year. How much higher do you anticipate driving gas prices?

6) Occupy Wall Street has been protesting against Wall Street and the richest 1 percent in America. You are in the top 1 percent of income earners in America and you have collected more cash from Wall Street than any other President in history. So, aren’t you exactly the sort of politician that Occupy Wall Street wants to get rid of?

7) How do you decide which foreign leaders to submissively bow towards and why do you think that’s appropriate for an American President?

If they could, don’t you think the Nobel Committee would take back the Nobel Peace Prize that you were awarded after serving just one month in office?

9) You made bipartisanship one of the central themes of your campaign in 2008. Yet, you’ve worked to push bills through Congress with almost no Republican support, spent much less time negotiating with Congress than George Bush did, and you’ve said things like, “But, I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” Why did you decide to break your campaign promise to pursue bipartisanship?

10) America lost its AAA credit rating for the first time under your watch. What do you think you should have done differently to have prevented that historic failure?

11) You cut more than 500 billion dollars out of Medicare to fund your wildly unpopular health care reform bill. Given that Medicare is running in the red already, don’t you think it’s irresponsible to cut money out of one entitlement program, that millions of seniors depend on — to put it into a risky new entitlement program?

12) Back in July, you said, “Nobody’s looking to raise taxes right now. We’re talking about potentially 2013 and the out years.” Since you plan to raise taxes if you’re elected and you’ve had kind words for a value added tax, shouldn’t every American expect a tax increase if you’re reelected?

13) Why should the American people reelect you when your 10 year budget saddles America with more debt than all previous Presidents combined?

14) Your stimulus bill cost more in real dollars than the moon landing and the interstate highway system combined. Many prominent economists have concluded the stimulus plan was a total failure. What do we have to show for all of that money spent?

15) Members of your administration promised that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment under 8 percent. Instead, we’ve had 35+ months of 8% and above unemployment. Doesn’t that mean we wasted a trillion dollars on nothing?

15 Questions The Mainstream Media Would Ask Barack Obama If He Were A Republican

by Jeff Carter February 21st, 2012

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