Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vote Out Peterson, Gitmo Flip-Flopper

Vote Republican Lee Byberg, Minnesota 7.

From 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America The war against sharia is a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity:

President Barack Obama has indicated he will again attempt to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into the U.S. for a federal trial after the midterm elections. The good news is the House Armed Services Committee cut off the funding this past spring when poll after poll showed a strong majority of the American people are opposed to the plan. If the House shifts to a Republican majority, it is unlikely the funding will be restored. We will be watching for the reelection results of those Democrats who first voted, in a non-binding vote on October 1, 2009, against authorizing the President to bring Guantanamo detainees into the U.S. for trial and then, when it counted a mere two weeks later, they switched their votes.

...we will be watching the Gitmo flip-floppers listed below (on the left). We urge our fellow Americans to vote for their opponents (listed on the right)...

Collin Peterson, MN-7, versus Lee Byberg
Peterson may talk a good game, but you can't trust him on national security.

Byberg spoke at a GOTV rally yesterday in Bemidji. Bemidji Pioneer:

Runaway spending in Washington, D.C., has to stop, says Lee Byberg, who wants to be the generation that stops it.

Increasing tax revenue and reducing costs are the only two ways to reach a balanced federal budget, Byberg said Saturday morning at a Beltrami Republicans pancake breakfast rally.

And the way to increase revenue is “by reducing individual and corporate taxes,” he said. “That will allow more of the economic engine to retain its profits to invest more into expansion, so you can do more R and D, so the risk takers will take more risk and develop,”

Reducing taxes will lead to more jobs, and then more tax revenue, Byberg said.

“I believe in free enterprise,” Byberg said. “That means is that I have to bring policy that will allow the most efficient dollars to stay in the economic engine or sending them to the federal government where they will be wasted.”

We can't afford this. Byberg pointed out "moderate" Peterson's voting record has shifted 30 points in favor of the Pelosi agenda--93% now-- during the last several years.

Another reason Peterson can't be trusted. VOTE for responsible governance--Lee Byberg.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

IP Opponent Endorses Chip Cravaack vs. Oberstar

Let Freedom Ring:)

Cravaack raking in big bucks in Minnesota Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Reader's view: Oberstar set the tone for negative debate- Duluth News Tribune

Chip Cravaack for Congress. Minnesota 8
Chip Cravaack
We were told the stimulus would create 66,000 jobs in MN but since it was passed, we have lost 44,500. DC has added 18,900 jobs.
This is a very, very effective ad:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anti-Catholic Ad Minnesota DFL

Gateway Pundit.

The Quiet Courage of Our Choice

The president said he's not king, he can't do it alone. Then he refers to Americans as enemies to be punished.

Imagine any other president saying this. Imagine Abraham Lincoln, whose mantle Obama has openly and repeatedly sought to claim, whose words he has twisted, even thinking these thoughts.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Imagine Ronald Reagan saying he's not king. No:
In a 1978 radio commentary that he wrote while overlooking traffic from a hotel room window, Reagan distilled the populist belief in individual ability. "They are not 'the masses,' or as the elitists would have it, 'the common man,' " Reagan said of the people driving cars on the highway below. "They are very uncommon. Individuals, each with his or her own hopes and dreams, plans and problems, and the kind of quiet courage that makes this whole country run better than just about any other place on earth." Reagan's mission was to remove the obstacles that prevented these men and women with "quiet courage" from realizing their potential.
And so we have Americans with quiet courage, young and old, men and women, making their choice next Tuesday. A choice that could well determine the future of this country for generations to come. Pray to God we will be wise. --crossposted at BackyardConservative

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lutefisking The One in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Pawlenty schools the President Minnesota Nicely. Video via HotAir.

More. On Pawlenty's presidential prospects. George Will via The Hill. HT Memeorandum.

On the face of it, more easy-going than Daniels of Indiana, but give him credit, he had to overcome a recalcitrant legislature. An Uff Da moment. (Plus he's got height, like Sen. Thune)

No question, the heartland is key. Seems to encompass the country:)

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

Thursday, October 21, 2010

National Contempt for the Public Radio

There's no fig leaf for you any more, your intellects have shriveled. You're not non-partisan and you don't serve the public. James Taranto, WSJ. Public Radio vs. the Public. The comment that got Juan Williams fired--and the one that didn't.:

But it is highly revealing that a hostile expression of prejudice against ordinary Americans is apparently consistent with whatever standards and practices supposedly govern NPR. On the other hand a pained expression of a prejudice shared by ordinary Americans and rooted in the reality of war, we are told, violates those ineffable standards and is a firing offense.

National Public Radio appears to be an institution that operates in opposition to, rather than service of, the public.

You don't deserve our respect and you don't have any reputable claim to taxpayer funding.

You're an intolerant, malicious and profoundly silly elitist entity.

More. Yes. Emphasize craven. Matt Welch, Reason:
Williams’ firing is a clarifying moment in media mores. You can be Islamophobic, in the form of refusing to run the most innocuous imaginable political cartoons out of a broad-brush fear of Muslims, but you can’t admit it, even when the fear is expressed as a personal feeling and not a group description, winnowed down to the very specific and nightmare-exhuming act of riding on an airplane, and uttered in a context of otherwise repudiating collective guilt and overbroad fearmongering.
Related posts: A Dance for Allah. On the Altar of the Basilica in Florence, Freedom Dims. Toward Dhimmitude

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oberstar Global Warming Flat Earther

Well, actually he accuses his Iron Range constituents who are understandably opposed to Cap and Tax of being Flat Earthers. Brilliant, given the total credibility fail of global warming "science".

Even if it were true, who can afford to fool with it now--something that is a century down the road and would barely move the thermometer.

Go Cravaack.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Take Cover, Toto

The Carville Hurricane Scale of Dem Devastation. At Ruby Slippers.

It's more than a tornado. Take cover, Toto.

RCP House here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Byberg Closing in 7th Congressional

An ag businessman who believes in the American Dream, in real jobs, not big government, Lee Byberg has had good fundraising numbers and the race is tight. MinnPost:

Almost every single indicator in Minnesota’s 7th District points to a razor-tight race, or perhaps a GOP upset victory. The challenger’s fundraising numbers have closed to within $22,000 of the incumbent over the last quarter. The district voted for John McCain over Barack Obama, and this is shaping up to be a very Republican year. [snip]

“Well, Collin Peterson has been fairly good in the past but I think now his true colors have shown,” Byberg said. “He has been able to successfully place himself as a moderate, but our district is fairly conservative.”

Those “true colors,” Byberg says, include voting for Pelosi as speaker of the House, a vote for the cap-and-trade climate bill and a refusal to endorse completely overturning the health care bill. In addition, he said, Peterson’s 20 years in Congress make him partly responsible for the ballooning national debt, which is now more than $13 trillion and climbing.

“People in the 7th district, they’re recognizing that he’s not who he says he is.
Someone like Peterson who votes for a costly energy tax like cap and trade in this shaky economy is not a moderate. Someone like Collin Peterson who left D.C. without passing a budget and voted to adjourn without addressing the largest tax increase in American history coming down the pike on Jan.1 is not responsible.

Byberg is not the only Minnesota Republican poised to knock off an old Dem dinosaur--Chip Cravaack is challenging Jim Oberstar in the 8th. Powerline with more.

Former Sen. Norm Coleman is campaigning with Byberg tomorrow in Alexandria.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Air Force Family Finds Lost Michelangelo Masterpiece

"The Mike" behind the couch in Buffalo.

The Axis of Fedorables links to another work of art. The Great Depression Series.

More desperate marketing...more bogus narratives, but

Ruby Slippers pulls back the curtain.

Americans are discovering the truth.

Americans are discovering the truth, in spite of the opposition's best efforts.

Because we know what is happening in our communities. And we can't rely on the Mike behind the couch.

We've got to rely on ourselves. --Crossposted at BackyardConservative

Monday, October 11, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Building the Next Bailout...and BUST

In July, Illinois went to market with a $900 million BAB issue that attracted 93 investors, including 17 from overseas. The international investors accounted for about 30 percent of the offering. Illinois state officials even joined their underwriters, Citigroup, on a road show through Europe and Asia to drum up interest in the sale.
Setting up the next bust in Illinois and around the country.

Screwing up the current one. From e21 Morning eBrief:
In Foreclosure Controversy, Problems Run Deeper Than Flawed Paperwork (Round Up)

Millions of U.S. mortgages have been shuttled around the global financial system - sold and resold by firms - without the documents that traditionally prove who legally owns the loans. Now, as many of these loans have fallen into default and banks have sought to seize homes, judges around the country have increasingly ruled that lenders had no right to foreclose, because they lacked clear title. The court decisions, should they continue to spread, could call into doubt the ownership of mortgages throughout the country, raising urgent challenges for both the real estate market and the wider financial system. The White House has announced that President Obama will pocket veto H.R. 3808 which would have allowed banks to shortcut the current notarization process. See Alphaville for and the Washington Post for more more.

Goldman Sachs: The US Economy Is Weaker Than You Think (Seeking Alpha)

Goldman Sachs issued a very bullish note on the Euro this morning. Not because they think Europe is entering a period of robust growth. No, in fact they reduced their estimates for European growth based on the recent Euro strength; however, they see the U.S. economy simply deteriorating more than Europe. The chart in this presentation that jumped out was the ISM’s index compared to the orders & inventories. The orders and inventories data shows a very strong leading indication of future ISM growth. Currently, the orders and inventories data is forecasting ISM readings in the low 40s.

Peggy Noonan on Greece and America's reaction:

Mr. Lewis: "The Greek state was not just corrupt but also corrupting. Once you saw how it worked you could understand a phenomenon which otherwise made no sense at all: the difficulty Greek people have saying a kind word about one another. . . . Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible."

Thus can great nations, great cultures, disintegrate, break into little pieces that no longer cohere into a whole.

Read it all.

Outrage. Outrage.

This election is so damned important.

Related post: Obama Desperately Trying to Save His Own Senate Seat

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tarryl Clark. Says Michele Bachmann is "not doing s***"

In an actual ad. Not an unguarded moment. Via Riehl.

Democrats--they're doing lots of s***. Hitting the fan these days.

Latest polls on the race--Taxin Tarryl lagging. Latest Bachmann ad:

More. Debates coming up in the last week. Latest on fundraising:

Bachmann and Clark already have started flooding the airwaves with ads, and that is only expected to increase. Though full third-quarter fundraising figures aren't yet available, Gor has indicated that Bachmann has at least $3.4 million in cash on hand, a staggering figure for a Minnesota congressional race.

Clark is no slouch herself, having already set records for a congressional challenger in the state. However, she has trailed Bachmann in the fundraising race by about a 2 to 1 margin.

Read on. Clark seems not to be aware Dems have the majority.

Tarryl Clark. NOT Minnesota Nice.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gloomy numbers but hope like hell

It's blue state blue Monday all right. James Pethokoukis with the graph from the CBO.

More headlines: Housing shows stability but factory orders fall

But don't get excited about housing yet:

Foreclosure Mess Is Expected to Get Even Worse

Why Friday's Jobs Report Is Expected to Be So Gloomy

As somebody I know told me people are anxious or exhausted or both. Election day can't come too soon. Let's just hope like hell...
The only people who can recall a result so pro-Republican are nonagenarians, as nothing like this has happened since 1928. How many seats this would produce is very hard to say, but I’ll put it this way: Republicans picked up 52 seats in 1994 with a +6.7 win; a +10 win should produce more than 52 seats, perhaps many more.
...people make the right choice.

P.S. Some strain even in suburbia (Illinois):

Naperville median income dips below $100,000

Poverty rate rising in Downers Grove Township

Financially strapped Aurora seeks concessions from employees

But, way hey! the ChicagoBoyz on The Insurgency. And this: From Wikinomics to the Tea Party

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tiny Crabby Apples

The only ones I yielded this year. Next year hopefully the Honeycrisp will mature:)