Daily Archives: April 27, 2009

Republicans OPPOSE Democrat plan that could save thousands, maybe tens of thousands, from a fiery death

THIS IS NEWS THAT YOU WILL NOT SEE REPORTED ON ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE NET!  THIS ARTICLE IS A SMASH MOUTH EXCLUSIVE!This is absolutely gutless by the Republicans–the “party of no”–who refuse party-of-no-jsh021809dapcto enact legislation that may save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, and, without too much imagination, literally millions of lives.  The Pub opposition is not based upon economics. This  plan by the Democrats would not cost anything. Nor is the Republican opposition based upon effectiveness of this Democrat plan: The means of implementing this life-saving legislation already exist and have already been proven effective.

The problem is that this program proposed by the Democrats is arguably illegal.  The Democrats–and reasonably so–merely want their plan to be made legal.  Many opponents of the plan argue that, under current law, the plan proposed by the Democrats violates existing law.  Strident opponents even argue that the proposed plan is immoral.  Many so-called “social conservative” Republican opponents of the Democrat plan argue that the current law prevents abuses that might occur if the proposals of the Democrats are enacted into law.  And further, they claim that whether abuses occur or not, the lawmakers claim that their personal morality forbids them from voting in favor of such a proposal. 

Several polls over the past few years show public opinion is changing on this topic.  For instance, one poll taken in September, 2008 of “evangelical Christians” showed that the opinion of the persons being polled changed when they were first reminded of “the Golden Rule:” They were more inclined to oppose this Democrat proposal after having first been read “the Golden Rule.” [And by “the Golden Rule” I do not mean “Them with the Gold make the Rules,”  I mean “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”]

A June, 2008 poll showed that a “sizable minority” [44%] of Americans supported the Democrat proposal, up from 36% in a poll taken two years earlier.  

The most vocal opponent of this Democrat proposal is former V.P. Dick Cheney. Democrat operatives claim that Mr. Cheney’s opposition to this proposal shows that he is evil, that he does not care about Americans, that he is unpatriotic, and that he is out of touch with modern society and the Government’s need to protect American citizens. 

Can you guess what this Democrat proposal is?

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If I was being interviewed and some ditzy MSM info-babe asked me what newspapers I read…

The honest answer would be none. I haven’t touched an actual newspaper in weeks, maybe months. I have not been a regular reader of real magazines or newspapers in years.   But I am still more well read than anybody I know. Here’s my daily (or ever other day or so if not all daily) reading list, all on the net. Not necessarily in this order: DrudgeReport, Conservative Grapevine, RichmondTimesDispatch, The DailyBeast, Hot Air, The Other McCain, Blognet News (to see what all the Sheeples are up to), TheFlintJournal, TownHall, Newsbusters, Ace of Spades, CNSNews, American Thinker, Digg, Reddit, iowahawk, instapundit, yahoo finance, RealClearPolitics, Patterico’s Pontifications, AOL, and various articles linked to by all of the above. I occasionally go to RushLimbaugh, although he doesn’t have enough info and he doesn’t update it enough for a non-paid user. I go rarely to Michelle Malkin, I don’t like her format. I also weekly or so go to such other places as NewsMax, American Sentinel, and a whole host of various blogs.

I avoid NYTimes like the plague. Never read Newsweek/Times any m0re–used to read them both weekly. I did read the WallStreet Journal daily when it was handy. 

What am I missing? I know liberals would want me to watch Hard Ball and Olberman and listen to PBS, but I think I hear about all the news that is worth knowing about. I actually get surprised whenever any of my acquaintances knows about anything in the news that I haven’t already heard about. But I always have the feeling that there are better or more up do date options out there. Anybody care to share any wonderful sources of info that you regularly use?

Smash Mouth Politics is six months old

We will get over 10,000 views this month. Sorry to all whom I have offended. Thanks to all who come here to read and to share. This photograph shows how the number of views per month has been doubling month over month, except for a couple of hiccups.