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  • Morning Bell: Strength in the New Missile Age

    Yesterday in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took up President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated invitation to engage in direct talks with the United States. President Ahmadinejad told a rally celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution: “It is clear that change should be fundamental, not tactical, and our people want real changes.” What is not clear is how much longer President Ahmadinejad will be president. There is a good chance he will lose the June 12 election to former President Mohammad Khatami. But remember, it was under Khatami that, according to the latest National Intelligence Estimate, Iran first embarked on its nuclear weapon program.

    Further complicating the issue, last week Iran launched its first domestically produced satellite into orbit using an Iranian-built rocket. The Safir-2 (“ambassador”) rocket used for the demonstration is not even Iran’s most powerful missile: the Shahab-3 is. But the Safir-2 is still plenty dangerous. It’s 1,500 mile range is capable of reaching most parts of the greater Middle East, including Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. The intelligence community currently asserts that Iran has terminated its nuclear weapons program, but last week’s launch makes it clear that Tehran’s missile program is running well ahead of its nuclear ambitions. Iran’s Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi told reporters last week, “Iran’s space advancement serves no military purpose.” But then yesterday Qashqavi also made a point of refuting British reports that Iran is running out of raw uranium. As Heritage fellows Baker Spring and James Phillips point out, this begs the question:

    It stretches credulity to assume that Iran is investing its scarce resources so heavily to develop and deploy long-range ballistic missiles merely to arm them with conventional warheads. The disturbing question that the intelligence community needs to answer is: What kind of warheads will Iran put on long-range missiles and how do they plan to acquire these warheads?

    Today a conference committee in Congress is haggling over how to spend over $1 trillion in borrowed money for a supposed economic stimulus. Virtually none of it will go to protecting Americans.  And it shouldn’t.  Our national defense deserves a sustained 4% of GDP, not politically tinged stimulus bailouts. But the priorities portrayed by the Obama Administration and Congress in the stimulus package are worrying, as is their record on other defense issues so far. They are looking to terminate the F-22, the only plane that can guarantee penetration of Iranian air defenses. And the Obama Administration said nothing when Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), declared, “We are going to cut weapons systems” and singled out the missile-defense program.

    Continuing to develop and field effective ballistic missile defenses for the protection of the U.S. and its allies must be at the top of the U.S. agenda. Tonight the Heritage Foundation will premier a full length documentary 33 Minutes, which is the time it would take a ballistic missile from any foreign enemy to reach the United States. Explaining his support for a missile defense shield in the film, Czech Ambassador Petr Kolar said, “I am a diplomat, but I feel much more comfortable negotiating when I know that I am safe.” Negotiation is essential to diplomacy. But it is always better to negotiate from strength.

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    172 Responses to Morning Bell: Strength in the New Missile Age

    1. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      President Obama, his Administration, the Congress and the Senate need to learn an important thing about the job of the Federal Government. That is the Federal Government MUST protect the United States from any and all foreign threats. This item seems to escape the Democrats and the Left.

      IT IS THE GOVERNMENT'S NUMBER 1 JOB!!!!

    2. M.P.Hayes says:

      Why aren't businesses who have the clout making more noise about all of this pork?

    3. JJSMSL in vt says:

      This is rediculous. The Iranian culture and its government that is in power is not going to change the way they think about themselves and what they think about the rest of the world.Just because a new president in the U.S. is in power doesnt mean that caused Iran to change. we may have elected a new president but it is still America. The only way they will change their view point of us is if WE change ourselves, and our whole culture, and I dont want to. I love being an american and I love what it stands for. They never did like or respect us and They never will. The Government of these United States should put its own citizens as the number one priority as to who it serves.Not some wacko in Iran, he is insignificant in the scheme of how the country and the world should be dealing with one another. What Obama is doing is going to cause more problems with this wacko. The Iranian wacko needs his ego boosted by this meeting with Obama, and he will get it for a little while, but when Obama doesnt fall into any agreement with this wacko, what do you think will happen. the wacko will be in front of the world and be rejected by Obama in front of the world and you are going to reject him and his ideas in front of the world, do you think that is not going to piss him off even more and he is going to be so humiliated? Do you think this man is rational? He is a nut, and he will only do nutty things, plain and simple.And when circumstances do not include boosting his ego and infact the opposite, guess what will happen? it is always better to not engage with irrational nutty ego driven individuals, it is a bad combination in a personality.

    4. Sliver, Wisconsin says:

      Ozzy you are right on again we are what we are because of a strong military and a strong leader not by pandering to radicals and terroists so they can stab us in the back later on. These people who think you can talk to your enemies are drinking the same kool aid the congress and the people who voted for this fool are drinking.

    5. LVKen7@Gmail.com - says:

      HOW did the HF MISS this by the AP?

      "In Washington,

      Secretary of State

      Hillary Rodham Clinton said

      Tuesday the U.S. remains opposed to Iran's getting nuclear weapons but

      said the

      Obama administration

      hopes the

      two nations can

      work out

      "a better understanding of one another.""

      "UNITED NATIONS (AP) —

      Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

      said Tuesday he is

      "very optimistic" about President Barack Obama's swift engagement on key international issues and

      encouraged the United States

      to start talking to

      Iran to

      resolve the

      dispute over its nuclear program as soon as possible."

    6. William Childress, C says:

      Though all this stuff is taking place what can we do about it specially, when the demos rule. My only suggestion is asking God to interfine in this all situations. I believe that everything taking place is being allowed by God, and that the change of events are all under His control. also, whagt can the older folks do concerning the medical provisions to wipe that out?

      William Childress

      CC, Texas

    7. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      Obama was the demogogic party's trigger releasing the flood gates of big government spending. Is he now going to do the same for the Iranian theocracy's proclaimed destiny?

    8. a. strahl floida says:

      what has happened to our good old solid american thinking? do we actually believe that iran will hold true to any promises? just ask their arab neighbors…..

      the goal of islam is world religious domination…by any means.

      nuclear power in the hands of these tyrants will give iran domination of the mideast oil and political power. their stumbling block will be israel…israel sees this problem in a much better view than we do….i truly believe israel will react or make a preemptive move, to save our western culture as well. the wimps in europe are reacting as they always do….COWARDS.

      i am not a war monger, but i see and know the mentality of the mideast….especially iran.

      BEWARE AMERICA….WE MUST SAVE OURSELVES NOW….

      GOD BLESS AMERICA AND IT'S TRUE ALLIES (not many).

    9. F Fry, Phoenix, AZ says:

      William Childress mirrors my thoughts. I think Obama knows exactly what he is doing. He's putting his agenda in place, and is so arrogant that he thinks he is in total control. It appears he is at this point. The majority of the people, the ones who elected him, are like lambs following him. I think our country is in real trouble, and I don't see how any of us have any say so about it. The one thing we can do is pray and trust God. He is in control. We sure aren't.

    10. Danny FLA says:

      My Comment: On The excellant Report given By The Heritage Foundation- Is That no-one wins in an attact. It is, and has been postulated within inner meetings that a recovery would be quick- if not long. Of course to destroy real estate-just to remove humans, and change Worldwide views based on just a little knowledge- Will through any peace that might posible be negotiated, into the Fires- of never -to return. Fagile is the balance, -even now starvation is Planetary- Not to mention any- thing could make food supplies not availiable ,( within 2- 3- days. Anyone who would surmise, the Geopolitical demise, of such assumtions, have not done the math, or consequences, of such – an irrational playing field.

    11. P Saunders, NC says:

      "The intelligence community currently asserts that Iran has terminated its nuclear weapons program," Would this be the same intellgence community that said Iraq had biological weapons ready to use?

    12. Tom Macchia Naples F says:

      I wish an National PAC be formed whose specific purpose ws to remove the 3 RINO's who helped push this pork bill through.

      Funds would be used to support primaries against hem and if that failed the PAC would support a Democrat running against hem.

      Plwase don't tell me we would lose he Senate. O all the big issued we have already lost. The Democrats have 63 votes. It is time we bite the bullet and send a message to other RINO's.

    13. Derek, Las Vegas Nev says:

      Just talked to my father in the U.K….

      Gas. $8+ a gallon

      Electricity. Doubled in price.. in 1 year

      (coal-mining industry devastated due to enviromentalist engineeering and unions)

      T.V.License Fees.(tax) Over $200 a year.

      SOCIALISM. Priceless

      " HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN "

    14. Spiritof76, New Hamp says:

      LVKen7's posting above is laughable. The UN Secretary General (that title sounds awful lot like the title of authority in Soviet Union!, just coincidence?)thinks all Iran was waiting for was the US to talk to them.

      Does anybody understand negotiation? Iran has stated its position and backed it up with funding terrorists all over the world. They are developing nuclear weapon to fulfill their ambition to destroy Israel first and then the US. The Europeans have been talking to them to stop their efforts to develop nuclear weapon without any success. Their regime is in full control within Iran. It is a theocracy. It believes that it is their duty to establish the climate for their prophet to arrive.

      What do you think they are going to give up at the negotiating table? Just a few scraps of economic aid or technical aid from us will persuade them to give up their 30-year fanatical regime? Certainly, Obama is not going to tell them that if they didn't cooperate the US would destroy their nuclear capability with military action. Democrats, particularly of the Obama stripe would rather wave a white flag than lift a gun to back up their demand. They are the descendants of the crowd that used to shout in the mid-60s, "better be red than dead" when asked to fight communism.

      The current administration is feckless and the Iranians and all other terrorists know it. I just hope and pray that we are not whacked again.

    15. Eileen says:

      America is angry at the overpaid, wealthy imbecile’s lawyers who suck the bone marrow from the American taxpayers or in the scam artist known as liberal politicians/Obama’s cabinet members, the American non-taxpayers.

      I let the RINO's in the Senate hear my feeling and their own stupidity and gave them both barrels. Obama's arrogance by putting back in the trillion packages what the Republicans and some Democrats wanted out shows his contempt for the American taxpayers. I'm waiting for someone to put a bullet between his eyes. The public has made it very clear that they don't want a Stimulus Package with nothing in it that will create jobs or stabilize our economy. They will continue to destroy our Country from the inside and then tell us it’s for our own good.

      We can always hope the next al-Qaeda attack will aim the plane at the Capitol building. We need to restore financial and legislative sanity to our Country and remove these nitwits from Office.

    16. Mike Sheahen, Hickor says:

      Considering the vote in the Senate, yesterday (10 February 2009), which showed how they ignored how the majority of (Legal) U.S. residents and citizens tried to make our opposition to the Pork-filled so-called "Stimulus Package" (through such as telephone calls, etc, which were running 100-to-1 AGAINST it) and voted FOR forcing a total of more than $1 Trillion more of government PORK deficit spending and debt upon both current and subsequent generations, and other costly and subversive Pork and Socialist legislation tucked inside of it;

      Plus, considering both that and the article above which further illustrates the Left's Neville Chamberlain-like willful ignorance and determination so opposed to keeping us safe and fulfilling our promise to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty", as stated by President John F. Kennedy, and virtually repeated by President George W. Bush,

      and, well, all I and most Americans can just about do now is say:

      Welcome to the U.S.S.A (United Socialist States of America) where, although the Left hasn't yet tried to make the U.S.S.A. name "official", and they haven't yet helped us decide whether we should learn how to say "Hail Comrade" in Chinese, or maybe first in Iranian, or maybe yet in Russian, it is abundantly evident that American diplomats must now show the Obama-nation of so-called "progress" through so-called "change" to so-called "new policies" through regressing back to the change of the old Neville Chamberlain-like policies of "engaging in diplomacy" from a position of weakness instead of strength

      So, altogether, World War III anyone? It is best to be at least mentally and emotionally prepared for that, or any other otherwise preventable war in the foreseeable future, since it is abundantly evident that Obama and the Iranians, and others, are only too ready to repeat history, only too similarly to Chamberlain and Hitler, and others!

    17. H L PUCKETT VA. says:

      SOMEONE ONCE SAID MAYBE OLD ABE,SPEAK SOFTLY, BUT CARRY A BIG STICK.IRAN IS NO FRIEND TO THE US, YOU CAN,T MAKE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL.THEY ARE BENT ON DESTROYING ISRAEL AS THEY HAVE BEEN FOR OVER 3000 YEARS LYING AND DECEIT ARE A WAY OF LIFE TO THESE PEOPLE, REMEMBER THE CARTER DAYS, WE FORGET THE PAST, DON,T WE ,BILL GATHER SAID SHOW ME A MAN WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE HAS BEEN I,LL SHOW YOU A MAN WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS GOING.

    18. H L PUCKETT VA. says:

      MORNING BELL IS AFRAID TO PRINT ANYTHING THAT IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT, AFRAID TO HURT SOMEONES FEELINGS, TO BAD THEY ARE LIKE ALL THE OTHER POLITICIANS,

    19. Barb -mn says:

      There should be NO TAX PAID GLOBAL WARMING RESEARCH as long as there are people creating ways to destroy the earth.

    20. Kay Cape Coral says:

      Sounds like cutting the F-22 plane and decreasing our Military weapons is going back to the Clinton days. We all know what happen after Clinton left office 9-11-01

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    22. Linwood Boudreaux Ho says:

      WE DO NOT HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT WE CAN DEPEND ON TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY. I DO NOT THINK HE EVEN WANTS TO DEFEND THIS COUNTRY.I BELIEVE HE IS TRYING TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY SO WEAK THAT IT WILL BE UNABLE TO DEFEND ITSELF.

      I BELIEVE OBAMA WILL BE THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY. WE ARE IN FOR HARD TIMES.THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY BETTER OPEN THEIR EYES AND WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.

    23. Jean T. San Antonio, says:

      WAKE UP AMERICA! We are about to become a Socialist Country!

      America stands for Freedom. Do we want to loose everything our

      Forefathers protected us from in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

      Let your Voices be heard!!1

      Sign Petitions, Contact your Representatives.

      We must STOP this so called Stimulus Bill!!!

    24. Carolyn, Florida says:

      The people are bombarding their Senators not to vote for this pork bill and yet, no one in Washington seems to even know "we the people" exist!!!

      The only alternative is to revolt!!! If we all rise up and march on Washington in protest to Obama and his pork bill, then maybe they will listen to "We the people" who pay their salaries and hire and fire them!

    25. lynda hawkins, 226 p says:

      i called all the repr. and senetora, no one listens. What can we do to get the message to them?

    26. NANCY BRADFORD, FALL says:

      This spending bill, which we now know includes the beginnings of socialized health care among other things, wilbe monetized (not backed by real money- just a printing press).This will result in runaway inflation, in addition to mortgageing our grandchildren's future!

      The reason there is a big rush to pass it today, is because Pelosi is leaving town for a week. Because it will be impossible to even read the bill with any understanding today, any Congressman with a shred of moral integrity should refuse to vote at all until the bill can be read and understood.

    27. Victoria, Florida says:

      Comfort Comfort you my people,

      speak you peace thus says the Lord. Comfort those who are in darkness mourning neath their sorrows load. Speak you to Jerusalem of the peace that wait for them, tell her that her sins I cover and her war fair now is over.

      It is a great reminder to all of us who Fear the Lord our God to get on our knees and pray for this Nation under God Who rules from on high. Nothing more joyous is to turn to Him in all circumstances of life…good or bad. This Nation from its very beginning came to this land for freedom of religion and liberty. Let us think what they brought to this place called America. We have forgotten they came here with nothing but their faith in their lord Jesus Christ crucified for all their sins and they knew it with the realization that they were sinners and yet they came and worked the land and shared their gain with the American Natives who were unbelievers and believed in other gods. Yet, our for fathers treated them with love and respect, but those who came after them for greed and destruction as in our time are now playing the blaming game which goes all the way back to the beginning of time in the garden of eden. We have not learned anything from our past history. History will teach that men does not love God and is in rebellion with God. Until we creatures,accept and recognize the Son of the living God for Who He truly is, we will continue to go into the spiral mode of destruction within this Nation we call America. How can we say "God bless America" while we the people of America have become the most greedy, wastful,irresponsible financiers in this past generation. We're leaving a legacy to our children and grand children so enormously shamefull,that only our Saviour can really C

    28. Deb Garrett, Longvie says:

      Let's all decorate our vehicles, supporting talk radio, This is a way to make a statement that everyday working folks can manage. They sell magnetic kids letters, create your own saying or if you drive a company vehicle, an American flag tied on with blue ribbion ie:bring the blue back. Listen People, Our government is going to try to take away our right to FREE SPEECH!

    29. Tim Everard, New Fra says:

      I believe that NAFTA and all of the free trade agreements have been bad for america. They have caused american companys to move manufacturing to other countrys and the trade imbalance has soared. The government has to stop giving companys insentives to set up shop outside of the United States and keep american jobs and factorys in the United States, this in my ipinion would stimulate the economy.

    30. Dave Troxell says:

      All these bail outs and moves to nationalize the banks are just more steps down the spiral staircase to full blown socialism followed by communism, and how successful has that been. This president and democratic congress have no concept of United States history and what made this a once great nation. We have lost all sense of justice, the lead bankers should be getting jail terms not bonuses. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Clean out the banking houses, return to free enterprise not government subsidies, how many times must Chrysler be bailed out.

    31. Mary, Wisconsin. USA says:

      Global Economy: We will be as poor as the third world countries.

      My hard earned money is spent where the government sees fit. I would spend my money on a car, furniture, donate to charities, etc. That would boost the economy! A tax break for taxpayers makes more sense than handouts, welfare, national health care, etc. Where is all this money coming from for the stimulus package and how will we pay back that money for it? The gimme generation is in a dream world.

    32. Ruth Grant Moorestow says:

      I feel if Congrress wanted to do something to stimulte the ecomony-They could write off all school and trade school loans and Return everyone's credit score to 800.I understand a stand like this could never be done because it would actually help the working class.

    33. Sallie Elliiott, Oma says:

      Our family is ready for the Tea Party! My 14 and 15 year old sons have more common sense than these people. At the local carpet store two days ago, my salesman told me "They told me to stop paying my mortgage last fall so I could get some bailout money!" He actually is defaulting purposefully to bilk you and I! I work three jobs plus a wife and a mother to do the right thing! I can't believe this is happening in America.

    34. doreen spinella--riv says:

      900 million to rebuild the Gaza strip!!!!

      Insane!!!! Obama is a true Marxist

    35. Marie Stevens, Washington state says:

      I have to think that Limbaugh is correct. The President tells us what he thinks we want to hear to lull us into complacency. Then he does what he always wanted to do – one more step toward socialism.
      I applaud Rick Santelli for his guts to speak the truth. Too bad we don’t have more media like him.
      Somehow we need to get a Tea Party moving to show them we are
      not complacent nor ignorant, but want the BEST for our country

    36. mark burlington iowa says:

      The problem for the new administration is not that expectations are too high.The problem is the new president is delusionally overrated. Students of
      American history know Hoover was a very charismatic bright and succesful enigineer for whom there were great expectations. His resume was much more impressive than our current president, with international acclaim. Hoovers downfall was inflexible adherance to rigid ideology. Sound familiar?

    37. J.P.Hogan says:

      I still after having lived in DC recently for ten years and noticed at least a dozen separate law enforcement agencies and vehicle markings and wondered on all the foreign embassies and all the federal employees around town on business for foreign states and our fifty and as staffers to specific states do remain confused by the concept of giving those who live in such a place essentially another vote. Our constitution seems to respect such as a National Capitol reality and experiment for a town dedicated to peaceful business so different from any "state" Most people in DC have far more power by proximity or potential power than people "voting" from afar.

      What happened to Adam Smith? What happened to President Obama's promise to lead from the bottom up? What happened again on such that President Obama told Governors that his "hand" should be seen and visible towards saving states and maybe when "invisible hand" governing may be better than Keynesian way? Is President Obama now I will lead top down and expect my hand doing so to be celebrated and credited?

    38. Larry Scripp, Boston says:

      I am very disappointed to see how the Heritage Foundation advocates a 'strict constitutionalist position' in all it perverseness to the people of Washington, D.C.. Couild it be that so-called conservatives wish to impose taxation without representation for peopole who live in D.C.? Could it possibly be true that we are a nation that believe a group of people – who just happen to be mostly poor and non-white – do not deserve representation in congress? Surely we can work together and come up with a better solution that to cite out of date precepts for limiting the rights of the people who choose to live proudly in our nation's capital.

    39. George,Pennsylvania says:

      Victoria from Florida, Thanks so much for your comments.We who know the Lord as our Saviour must speak out in this day of sin and lawlessness.Holding forth the word of truth in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.That they might turn to the light of God and his word,the Authorized King James Holy Bible of 1611,Gods preserved word to our generation.Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith.Who loved me and gave himself for me. (the Apostle Paul said).

    40. HOUSTON says:

      WE THE TAXPAYERS ARE READY FOR THE GREAT TEA PARTY. WE ARE READY TO THROW OUT THE DEM-O-RATS. WE HAVE STUPID IN CONGRESS AND THE SENATE. WE HAVE THE CHICAGO MOB AS LEADERS OF AMERICA. PELOISE AND REID AND THE DEMOCRATS PASS A STIMULUS BILL FOR RATS IN PELOISE'S STATE, PELOISE FLYES HER JET HOME AND WE THE TAX PAYERS PAY FOR HER JET.

      WE HAVE A DIMWIT ACORN COMMUNITY ORGAZINATION LEADER AS PRESIDENT. THIS ARROGANT BLACK MAN THAT THE DEMOCRATS PUT IN OFFICE, IS A STUPID MAN THAT HAS BEEN ON THE GOVERNMENT TIT ALL HIS LIFE. HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN OR HIS MOTHER DOES NOT KNOW WHO HIS FATHER IS.

      AMERICA IS IN BIG TROUBLE. THEN WE HAVE BRITIAN GORDON BROWN VISITING. TELLING US HOW TO RUN OUR COUNTRY. THE MUSLIM ISLAMICS HAVE TAKEN OVER

      BRITIAN. MY FOREFATHERS LEFT BRITIAN FOR FREEDOM IN AMERICA. KEEP GORDON BROWN IN BRITIAN. SEND ALL THE GITMO TERRORIST HOME WITH BROWN. KEEP THEM IN BRITIAN.

      NEXT WE ARE GOING TO SEND BILLIONS OF OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY TO THE GAZA STRIP TO REBUILD THE HAMAS TERROIST. THEN WE ARE SENDING BILLIONS TO AFRICA.

      LET'S JUST CONTINUE KEEPING UP ALL COUNTRIES. WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK THREE JOBS AND PAY OUR TAXES.

      IT'S TIME FOR THAT BIG TEA PARTY!

    41. Mary says:

      He said in the speech something about not having "big government" but what is happening here?

      People who worked hard for their money and earned "too much" will be supporting people like the octuplet family, and people who are already milking the system. I know people on social security and disability who are just as able bodied as I am with. I have arthritis that limits me, but I hold a job!

      People like Oprah and the athletes with 3 or more Mercedes and more than one mansion know how to hide their assets so guess what? The honest hard worker will pay, and they might just decide to join the ranks of the "poor", go out of business, or take their business out of the country to stay operative!

      1,700 more troops will be headed for Afghanistan. May God bless America!

    42. Taylor, California says:

      1) The Conservatives/Republicans continue to whine, moan, complain, etc. WRT Obama's plan & budget (with the talk shows being the complaint department leaders; what tripe!). Stop harping with generalities and get specific, that is, budget line items by line item with associated dollar amounts. IF the Elephants have a better plan to pull us out of this tar pit, present it to the American public in specific terms. If they can't think specifically, then shut the bleep up and stop pandering to audiences that have elevated Ronald Reagan to God-like status, as in " . . . Reagan would do this . . ." What pure horse feathers! More to the point, what do YOU – you Elephants – propose?

      2) WRT Iran and other Arab nations; You can tell if an Arab is lying if his mouth is moving. They lie, that's what they do about everything all the time, that's their culture, even the ones who have immigrated over here to Freedom Land. It's a DNA thing. Ask anyone who has actually lived among them for a few years as I have. Their lying is so convoluted that it's not simply a case of thinking they really mean the opposite of what they say; our Western culture can't grasp what an Arab's thought processes are.

      3) Not a dime – or a penny – for the Gaza strip or to rebuild anything in that region. The Arabs have destroyed themselves, their livelihoods and their neighborhoods. Let those Arabs and others who supplied the many and various militant organizations with weapons of war now supply them with instruments of peace and prosperity. The U.S. must stay out of this; we have too great a need within our own borders for our own people.

    43. DKL Redding, CA says:

      Republicans simply do not offer a positive alternative program.

      Nattering Nabobs of Negativity

      November 04, 2006 03:27 AM EST (Updated: November 04, 2006 03:48 AM EST)

      views: 3281 | rating: 8.7/10 (12 votes) | comments: 49

      Penned by speechwriter William Safire, the "nattering nabobs of negativity" was the phrase used by former Vice President, Spiro Agnew, to refer to the "liberal" media. Agnew had reason to discourage press scrutiny: not only was he in the Nixon administration, but he would later be convicted of tax evasion and money laundering in connection to bribes he took as governor of Maryland.

      Ironically, the "nattering nabobs of negativity" more appropriately describes Nixon's vice president and his political progeny. Agnew's brand of rhetoric was shrill and aggressive. He questioned the patriotism of any who opposed the Nixon administration's Vietnam policy. He constantly and consistently defined GOP enemies as "communists" and "hippies" and saved his harshest words for those that opposed the war. In short, he was a pioneer of the rhetoric that the Republican Party and their conservative allies perfected in the 1990s through talk radio and the 1994 campaign, rhetoric that would later permeate all things conservative. Rhetoric that was bitter, fantastic, and divisive.

      In some ways, the bitter tone was successful. It was aggressive and forced its opponents on the left to continually take a defensive posture while feeding the voracious appetite for controversy of the media. Republicans' continual claim that its policies were America's, and opposition un-American resonated with many who didn't want to be seen or feel unpatriotic. The message was simple. Either you were with them and America, or you weren't.

      By the twenty-first century, the GOP and its president seemed to rely exclusively on this type of simplistic partisan rhetoric, which grew only shriller leading up to the invasion of Iraq and then its subsequent bungled occupation.

    44. chris,IOWA says:

      When can we expect the third arm of our government,the Federal Supreme Court,to step in when? The President, The Vice President,all members of the legislature take a required oath the protect and defend the U.S. Constitution yet, most of these individuals twist their language, eqivocate, and mislead the citizens of United States. They are elected to represent the people, they owe the public honest clear facts about what they are doing. They are not to usurp the constitution and design a new system of laws. They should be recalled because of their actions.

      Why aren't the nine justices in our court standing up for the constitution?

    45. Bill Guyker,Greensbu says:

      Can any of you economists project what would have happened if all the "stimuli" packages had been rejected, and the budget been shorn of all earmarks? just curious,Would the market have corrected the failures?

    46. Aida, Kissimmee,Fl. says:

      It is sad to observed what disobedience can cause to our great country and God's land. God had being removed from every place possible. Our children had been prohibited to pray or read the Bible in our schools, and even not to give thanks to The Almighty God for the food they received. Lots of parents don't even teach their children to respect anymore and send them to school so the teachers do baby sit for them, meantime the good teachers are threatened and mistreated by this the monsters created by our justice department in government.People had lost their responsibilities of living by example by letting the government be their Nanny and not electing people with morals and the Fear of God's Power, which are really important to live in a safe environment.

      Time for everyone start praying for the Mercy and Protection of Almighty God, who is the only one that can solve all our problems we are facing today in our country! God Almighty Opened the eyes and ears of your people and forgive our disobedient! Protect us from the darts of the evil ones.

    47. Kay Sanders Fl. says:

      Why have we never seen obama birth certificate Do we know if he is an American citizen This person is out of control. All he is trying to do is a ONE WORLD ORDER. He is taking over for Clinton. WORLD HEALTH, WORLD BANK. The super highway from Mexico to Canada. We will call our money Amero and Mexico USA and Canada will be like Europe. The highway has already been started .We can still do something. Lets all Rally and talk to those who still believe in our Creator HE is still in control. Pray

    48. Aida, Kissimmee,Fl. says:

      Kay, we already loosing our country and the freedom our founding fathers, our men and women had fought and gave their lives for. We had led unpatriotic people take our government system.

      Besides having prayers to our Almighty God to do His justice and keep His children safe, we have to do our part. We must bombard all their offices every day and when elections come throw all those self centered greedy leeches out of their seats. Most of them had broken their oath, their promised to keep and defend at all cost our country and its citizens. Voter must scrutinized every candidate for office Real well, before casting their vote. In this election the free loaders & the greedy politicians, just saw the opportunities for freebies they will get without no efforts,while others are working themselves to the bones to be responsible, which are the ones that had been punished!

    49. Bob R Geologist, Tuc says:

      After 6 weeks in office our new president has lived up to his promise to change everything. However, change works both ways and his choices have been unerringly in the wrong direction. He has bought the Green agenda, a group that would return humanity to the hunter/gatherer lifestyle, ostensibly to save the Earth. This status would cause the starvation of billions of people and cause never ending war for turf and survival. Only the Green's would be happy until they find out the hard way that "life in a state of nature is nasty, brutish and short."

    50. Beverly, Colorado says:

      I am from Colorado and have tried to find out where I can find the $50M in pork Ken Salazar has introduced. Can anyone tell me where I find the details?? Thanks!

    51. Jerome Zacny says:

      We will never lose our country to a foreign power in a war. With leadership like Obama, Pelosi and Barney Frank in the end, we will just give it away.

    52. ROBERT MCCULLOUGH says:

      TO BAD GUY BRITS DRAWING UNEMPLOYMENT BENIFETS WILE IN CARSERATION. WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT HAVE A PROBLEM SHOWING PICTURE ID. NO PROBLEM ALL OF US TAX PAYERS ALREADY HAVE OUR FINGER PRINTS ON FILE. SO WHEN YOU VOTE OR PICK UP YOUR WELFARE CHECK,WE WILL FIND UP IF YOU ARE COLECTING A CHECK ALL THE WAY UP THE EAST COAST.I DON'T KNOW IF THE US CAN GO BROKE OR NOT.WE NEED TO FIX SOMETHING OR WE WILL LOSE THE WORLDS RESPECT. I GUESS IF IT COMES TO THAT IT WILL BE TO LATE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

    53. ROBERT MCCULLOUGH says:

      P.S. IF ANY ONE FINDS A WHITE ENVLOPE OUT THERE WITH MY NAME ON THE FRONT PLEASE RETURN-ITS MY BIRTH CIRTIFACE,GOD BLESS.

    54. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      there of the porgram to expencive so should be also looking the other poor countries making sharing to this porgram to pick them up like indonesia special smool porvince in indonesia like papua still primitive behaviour and still low life standart.Please responsible about it if you belief the God is given all for your Mr.Obama

      Luhut TP.sinaga

    55. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      Dear Mr Obama

      Out keeping in hands but keep balance economic and security first and dream happen.

    56. mac tx says:

      I THINK PART OF THE GLOBLE WARMING PROBLEN IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GETTING HEATED UP ABOUT WATS GOING ON.HISTORY IS BEING CHANGED WAY TO FAST,I'CANT BELEAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE SO SMART WITH MONEY HAVE TO RIP PEOPLE OFF,INSTEAD OF CREATING SOMETHING WE ALL WOULD BUY OR INVEST IN THAT WOULD BENIFIT OUR COUNTRY. I REMBER WHEN JUST A HAND SHAKE MENT SOMEONE GIVES YOU THEIR WORD,AND THEY MENT IT. MAYBE THE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR LIFE SAVEINGS WILL GET THE HELP THEY NEED. WE SHOULD GET BACK TO THE BASICS THANK GOD FOR WHAT WE HAVE AND QUIT BEING SO GREEDY.

    57. Thomas H. Helbig USA says:

      How & When is the American public going to assert our RIGHTS and IMPEACH all Representatoves & Senators who have (& are continuing to complerely disregard the Electorate's wishes & desires) committed acts that are complete willful Derelection of Duties. It is high time that the Federal Government Representatives of the people be reigned in via TERM LIMITS. This is the ONLY way to eliminate the ELITES of Washington D.C. and break the stranglehold they have over the people of this ONCE great Republic. To do nothing is a guarantee that our Country will become a socialistic entity. Our Founding Fathers tried to prevent this from ever happening. Lets keep thier faith.

    58. Fritz Pfister, Chath says:

      This insane spending must stop. Thanks for supplying the facts.

      For a conservative's view on what is occuring in a stable central Illinois economy visit SpringfieldHome.com.

      OK, you can stop laughing now. Yes Virginia, there are conservatives in Illinois.

    59. Jim Cowen, Westlake says:

      Keep up the good work of exposing the new administration for what they are: true socialists and anti-business proponents.. They really do want to kill the golden goose with all their spending and increased taxes for everyone..

    60. Sharon Chandler Hou says:

      My husband and I have been married 38 years. In

      the earlier years we were as poor as anyone else

      in these times. We had three children an old car

      and barely could make a $100.00 rental on an old

      home. We worked and worked had, saved until we

      had $25,000. Then we opened our own business, I

      hauled sand he did all the other labor and after

      25 years we are a multi million company. We are in

      the top five percent and we came from the bottom

      5%, but we scrimped and saved and worked hard, DARN hard and gave up all those fun things like movies new clothes new car, fancy house. America

      is full of opportunities for those willing to work

      for it as we have. And by damn, I have no desire to give our hard earned sacrificed labor to those

      who want to live on welfare and stimulus monies,

      they have taken all incentive away from those who

      need to get off their rears and it is going to

      escalate into a pathetic mess. I'm Done, and fed-up with the democratic mess.

    61. DONNELL says:

      This economic condition is a disaster by design. There exsist a group of terrorise and they are not Arabs they are a small clandistine group of economic terrorist that have created the coroners report called the deficit. Ladys and gentlemen these terrorist are the owners of the Federal Reserve. The Fed is a private corperation operating inside the United States as a supposed government agency. The Federal Reserve is unconstitutional and illegal because of artilcle 1 section 8 of the constitution of the U.S. These gangsters Jacob Schiff, Warburg, Rothchild. Lezzard Bros, Israel-Moses-Saief, Goldman Sacks, Kuen Loeb, Mary Harmon, A.D.Julliad, Thomas Ryan, Wiliam Rockrfeller Allen Greenspan these gruop of organized criminals are ememys of the constitution of the UNNITED STATES and should be treated as such. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11110.

      also see: 1933 War Powers Act- The Federal Reserve Act, Jekyle Island 1910, The 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the US, and US Silver Certificates. LETS'SEE HOW DEEP THE RABBIT HOLE GOES. THIS DISASTER WAS DESIGNED BEFORE OBAMA WAS BORN. ABE LINCOLN, ANDREW JACKSON, AND JOHN F. KENNEDY TRIED TO FIX AND AVOID THIS PRESENT DAY MESS DID THEY NOT. AND WILL THE REALL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP!

    62. Wells Wright, Jr. (M says:

      When will us conservatives (w/ backbones), as a body, come together to go for the throat of the

      affluent, disgustingly arrogant international socialist cartel (Soros & Co.)who is attempting

      to wrench us from our beloved Republic? (Local,

      but national–caliber conservative talk show host

      (Chris Baker–KTLK, FM 100.3, Twin Cities)nailed it this a.m. when he introduced the enemy's effort as a Stalinist–coup…with their carefully–prepped socialist puppet, BHO. Would HF consider being a clearing-house…co-ordinating HF, CPAC, Grassfire.org and other serious information services into an active front-wall of opposition? Without firing a shot!! (And I wouldn't hesitate saying this to my mother, either.)

      Look forward to being with the M/SP chapter–for the up-coming Rove dinner!!

      For the best Republic, Wells Wright, Jr.

      wellsw@usfamily.net

    63. Jim Cowen, Westlake says:

      Stay on this Acorn/census issue.. Where there's smoke, there's fire!!! Plus I smell a rat, plus lot's of rats

    64. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      straight dececioon is ok but win-win solution better then, so please calarified about it.

      thanks

    65. DONNELL says:

      I DO NOT THINK THAT THE SENATE SHOULD CARE WHAT A COMEDIAN OR ENTERTAINER DOES.

    66. Karen Schroeder, Bir says:

      It is time for term limits. Every conservative organization needs to unite around this issue. The RNC must require that every new candidate sign a document promising to serve only two terms and promising to support legislation which limits congressional terms to no more than two. Pressure must be placed on the democrats to do the same.

    67. Connie W.V. says:

      The only campaign promise Obamah has kept so far is that he got a dog. We need to pray for our Government daily…. and keep your eyes and ears opened.

      Read the Bible it will tell you everything that is going on with this administration in Rev.

    68. John Clancy, Wyandot says:

      Contact teaparty.com and find the nearest organizer in your state. Get on board for April 15. Make a sign or 2. Get some friends involved no matter what party. This is above parties. This is our very nation–the best (not perfect) on earth–at stake, like never before in our history. There is gross violation of the rule of law, which stabs the idea of govern't of the people, by the people, for the people. We can no longer wait for our "leaders". Contact teaparty.com. To honor those who died that this nation might live.

    69. ROBERT MCCULLOUGH says:

      I DONT KNOW WHERE I'M AT ANY MORE. I GOT A JOB WORKED MY TAIL OFF TO PAY FOR IT ,I BOUGHT A CAR MY WIFE BOUGHT A CAR I THOUGHT I WAS PAID UP I GUESS I OWN WHAT I GOT . I SPENT SIX YEARS IN THE MARINES,I DIDDEN'T EXPECT ANYTHING FOR FREE WHEN I GOT OUT. I JUST ASKED MYSELF WHERE IS MY PLACE IN LIFE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO CATCH UP. I OWN WHAT I GOT I GUESS I JUST HALFTO PAY TAXES TO LIVE OR USE WHAT I ALREADY PAID FOR. I FELL SORY FOR PEOPLE WITH KIDS STILL IN SCHOOL.SO MANY PRESURES IN SCHOOL WITH GANGsBPAID BANGERS AND PEIR PRESURE BOTH PAIRENTS WORKING. I DON'T THINK EVER BE PAID UP .WE WON'T CHETCH UP OR BE PAID UP

    70. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      dear sir,

      The war drugt in mexico when the Ministry come to this counry but also another small country like indonesia the biggest error come from it and narcotic.Lost job like in papua has finalty 3000 employee this month by a US company.

      luhut

    71. Medina, Kissimmee, F says:

      It seems that Obama wants to regulate every move of us citizens. He is acting like a brat when it gets a new toy. He will do as he pleases and will not let anyone else touch his toy. Soon you will hear Brown's drums beating about population

      reduction to help the environment situation. He wants to cut it down from 60% to 30%, but is not know how he plans to do it. It's getting scary, since the disabled, sick, and old are always the ones that are taking too much money to take care of, forgetting the old gave them opportunity to be in power or to have a job. We are in real perilous time with these generation that doesn't

      fear The Almighty Living God Jehovah! these ignorants want to destroy everything that is an inconvenience to the life style or their greedy selfish political agenda!

    72. Dave, AZ says:

      The truth of the situation is that no matter what subject you are talking about, it comes down to the difference of individual freedom or government rule. The current system is not much different that Europe as far back as you want to go. You have Obama and his advisors acting more as kings and the all the bureaucrats with their own little fiefdoms' forcing it down our throats. No different than the European kings and their power structures. I don't see any way to reconcile that because those of us who are true believers of the American forefathers and their idea of a new nation for the people of the people and by the people, this opposite can not ever be justified. Now those in power of the democrat or elitist rule persuasion are the same people we were trying to get away from at the very beginning of this country's founding. I believe another separation will eventually be require for happiness of the true individualist people.

      The subject is always the same no matter if it's setting health care policy, taxation, energy policy, education, you name there is no way we can ever agree, and If we continue to let the left indoctrinate our children, we have lost already

    73. Dave, AZ says:

      As far as the drug war and the Mexican drug cartel. They have been crossing the border for sometime, to set back and talk about the violence that might come across the border is a huge joke. Anyone who lives in a border state should realize it's is here and the amnesty will only increase their presence ten fold. Here in Arizona murder, kidnapping, and smuggling operations are continuous. Politicians selling us out for votes and greedy small business owners wanting cheap labor are the are the other people benefiting. Cut the votes from illegal's and stop the buying products and services from these people who employ the cheap labor and you will stop the problem.

    74. mac tx says:

      5.5 YEARS IN THE SER. NEVER QUESTIONED OUR GOV. YOU GET UPSET WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON. THE MORE YOU LOOK UP OR LISTEN THEN YOU START GETTING AGRAVETED IT WOULD BE GREAT IF ALL OF US WERE THE SAME COLOR, THEN THE ONLY THING WE WOULD HAVE TO FIX IS GREED AND POWER. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. SOME OF US DO NEED TO HELP OTHERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SYSTEM. I USE TO VOTE BY AARP PUB. THEN BY N.R.A. I THINK THE FOUNDATION NEEDS TO HELP UP WITH A LIST OF CANIDATES WHO CARE ABOUT OUR CARES AND BELEIFS.SOME ONE IN THIS SOCITY NEEDS THESE DRUGS, I GUESS WE NEED TO DRUG TEST WHEN WE GIVE OUT A CHECK. WE ALSO NEED TO FINGER PRINT ALL VOTERS–ALL WELFARE RECIEPENTS . I SURE HOPE ALL MY HARD TAX PAYING DOLLARS ARE GOING TO A GOOD CAUSE AND NOT SUPPORTING A LOT OF RIF-RAFT

    75. mac tx says:

      I would not go to the dentist and ask him to pull my tooth without numbing it. Why in the world with all this confusion and all these problems we have created would someone even think about sending our boys to fight for us and cutting the military budget? Now we have brought back the Death Tax. I would rather give you a vacant lot than my families long earned business. I don't know what is going on like I said we only have 2 problems in this world, which we are all in together and that is raceism and greed. We all need to band together no matter color no matter wealth we are all just people just trying to survive. We don't need the government trying to rule us, we don't need another country trying to rule us, all we are is normal people, trying to make ends meet.

    76. mac tx says:

      p.s.the whole world looks up to us the united states of america . one leader said if the united states fail we all fail.who cares what party let's do the right thing that coinsides with your heart.please dont't let this get out of hand .thepeople don't need a gov. that can'thelp them keep things in order.with us the american workers you can go back to your hone town a failure. us the u.s.a.dont need all this mess .let's punish the people that knoing created this mess and help people get back on their feet. this is only my oppion. they said keep it clean this is the best i can do.

    77. Joe G. Nickerson, Sa says:

      I hope a sensible budget as the one submitted by Rep Ryan can be considered next the conservatives get a chance. Additionally, we will probably need lots of undoing of current messy approvals by this administration.

    78. MEB4, Virginia says:

      Hillary is making nice with Iran. North Korea should like her, too. She is or was a blond and rumor has it Kim likes blondes. That should help. Ba-Rock star president is so busy being a celebrity and denouncing America he has no clue how to handle this…………….

    79. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      I thought our government was supposed to be for the people by the people!! What has happened?? Obama is succeeding in growing it larger and creating more taxes!!! We do not want to be socialists in any way shape or form!! We have worked hard to keep this country free of such CONTROL! We are amazed that so many people in this contry don't know what they voted for!! The colleges teach these young people not to think for themselves. That is not right!

    80. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      Do you suppose if we asked for a million dollars we would get it?? I doubt they would rally miss it!! seems as though they they don't read anything anyway(I know they can't read!) Such a bunch of clowns, Obama included, such a jerk!!

    81. BOB, FLORIDA says:

      Everybody needs to find a Tea Party to attend on 15 April, 2009, and join with everyone else who are dicontented and voice their discontent. It's time to let the polititions in our, and I stress OUR, government that we have severe reservations about how they are running things. We need to see if we can't recall the one's that aren't doing what is for the benefit of OUR country and not their own personal wealth. They also want to control the paychecks of American business's, then my suggestion is let us control their paycheck size. Possibly we would see more productive policies developed by them, you do for the good of the country you get a bonus, otherwise

      do like they used to tell us in the Navy, go take a crap in your flathat!!!

    82. Dirty Harry , AZ says:

      I keep hearing about what the current government is doing to basically screw up everything the American people have worked so long and so hard to protect. Our Freedom and our right for the pursuit of happiness. As I see it everyone is talking and asking for donations but he it appears to be no one actually doing anything about it. The elitist have taken over and used the idiots to do so. Now those who actually paid the way for the standard of living that exist to day in America are going to be the sacrifice again. At what point do we stop trying to get along with these morons. They are all bowing at the feet of Soros and moveon. org. The network news are all on the payroll doing their campaign. Why do we not boycott everything NBC,MSNBC, and CNN ? Do we need to wait until we have civil service troops in the streets ? Or maybe just total control of the banking system and all corporations. It's to stop the political correctness crap and take the fight to them.

    83. Mark Felz South Pla says:

      This president has so much on his plate and nothing in his resume to show that he can handle the job.I don't agree with any of his policies and just a side issue don't have a lot of respect for him. I think the people of this country elected the exact opposite of what is needed.Will remain scared and hoping for a change in congress in 2010

    84. mary genovese capacc says:

      stick with cutting spending..that will lower our taxes and spur the economy. get rid of the AMT for upper middle class and stick with the philosophy…less government controlling us in our personal lives…i know how to make decisions..i don't need the federal government doing it for me. values,principles and integrity…stop playing games.

    85. Connie W.V. says:

      Pray for our President!!!!!

    86. Medina, Kissimmee, F says:

      Any one interested where is the Tea Party taking place go to "Resistnet State Groups" by Steve Elliott. You find the place according to the state and districts.

    87. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      We went to the tax Tea Party here in Las Vegas.e were suprised at all the people there!! Twas WONDERFULL!! Really hope they continue to have them! We only hope that the government AND Obama is listening!! We hate the way things are going We do not want a dictorship…. It seems as tho this is the way it's going!! God help us all!!!!

    88. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      this program should be link with smaal countries which is product any furniture and athor for housing and aceessories. so the fund can be support small countries,

      luhut

    89. oklahoma city, Oklah says:

      We need a slogan reminding us all that the 545 members of the ruling elite are in truth very easily replaced by the 300,000,000 who are being goverened. And should be.

    90. Mary says:

      Too bad our Founding Fathers can't come back and straighten this mess out! Our country's constitution needs to be studied and followed.

      People who attended the Tea Parties are treated like "threats" and hard working people penalized financially,(the really rich people have their assets hidden, and the honest tax payers are loosing their homes) "card check" will force more companies to go over seas, and talk radio may be hushed.

      "I Pledge……..and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God…" Oh! We can't say that anymore!

    91. Richard Kumicich, Na says:

      Regarding the request of Georgetown Univ. officials to cover the representation of Jesus when Pres. Obama spoke there on April 14, one wonders what the reaction would have been had the representation been one of Muhammad rather than Jesus. One also can't help wondering why this was not reported by anyone other than Heritage. Keep up the good work gentlemen.

    92. HOUSTON says:

      I MUST BE DREAMING. DID WE NOT GO INTO SOMOLIA SOME YEARS BACK. AND THE AFRICANS KILLED OUR MILITARY AND DRUG THEM THROUGH THE STREETS. NOW WE HAVE SENT FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO AFRICA FOR CENTURIES. THEY ARE AFRICANS AND WILL NOT WORK, NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL. WE SENT PEOPLE OVER TO AFRICA TO TEACH THE PEOPLE HOW TO FARM AND ETC., WE ARE STILL SENDING THEM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND FOOD. THE SHIPS WERE LOADED WITH GOODIES TO AFRICA, WHEN THE AFRICAN PIRATES TOOK CONTROL OF THE SHIP.

      THIS IS OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY. SENDING OUR TAX MONEY TO O. HUSSIN'S BLACK AFRICA. THERE WILL BE BILLIONS MORE GOING TO AFRICA. THERE WILL BE AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN LOSE THEIR LIVES IN AFRICA.

      WE HAVE A MUSLIM PRESIDENT FROM AFRICA IN THE WHITE HOUSE. SPENDING OUR TAX DOLLARS ON WEDNESDAY HAVING BLOWOUTS. HAVING FOOD FLOWN IN FROM DIFFERENT STATES FOR THEIR BIG PARITES.

      HOW MUCH HAS MICHELLE O. SPENT ON ALL THOSE CLOTHES. WHEN THE REST OF US GO HUNGRY. A NEW OUTFIT WORTH HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON HER BACK EVERYDAY. A NEW OUTFIT EVERYDAY. NOW WE HAVE TO KEEP UP THE KENNEDY PUT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. TAX DOLLARS.

    93. HOUSTON says:

      PRAY FOR THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.

    94. William Cole - Texas says:

      100 million of 3.5 trillion. It sounds good if you say it quick enough. What makes the 100 million significant is that the same Statists that believe in spending multiplyers and expect me to believe in them probably want me to believe in savings multiplyers.

    95. wally pentlin says:

      Wait a minute! Pres Bush spent 700billion dollars; but has not some of that money expected to be paid back by the Banks? Does this money that is paid back by the Banks reduce our national debt? or does it become a slush fund for greedy, obscured democrats to dip into?

    96. Lloyd Scallan - New Orleans says:

      Every day it’s the same. Another socialist program is proposed by Obama and his comrads. We all sit here and watch this country slip futher and futher into socialism, yet we are powerless to do anything to stop it. In this area, we have two democrat party lackeys that cannot be voted out of office because of Acorn and the local media that does nothing but lie. The media and groups like Acorn must be stopped if we are ever going to get our American way of life back.I am begening to feel that more and more regular people are willing to take drastic actions that they would have never though of before Obama.

    97. Medina, Kissimmee, F says:

      Is sad how the new administration is treating citizens who are exercising their Constitutional rights to speak up, by labeling them in same category of terrorist? These ignorant people have no knowledge of American History, since was not taught in their schools and did not bother to learned about it.

      Well, am an American born citizen and proud of my country,don't care what the opinion of the man in charged of running our country, since he does NOT have a clue what he is doing. He is acting like he owns America but, God's Higher Power is the one who counts for me and most of Americans. Arrogance and Ignorance is a dangerous thing to have in His presence because, it will cost dearly, when His justice is served, it will come to roost in the right deserving place, since it can't be bought no matter who the offender is. His promises are Yes and Amen. All this people oppressing us citizens, will have what they deserved at the end, so beware of the wrath of The Almighty God. It had never failed.

    98. Kevin O'Brien says:

      What else can I say that these other fellow patriots haven't said on this site except:

      WE NEED TO GET THESE CLOWNS OUT OF OFFICE SOON OR THIS COUNTRY IS IN FOR A TERRIBLE FATE !!!!!

    99. mac tx says:

      WOW DID I DO THAT

      I,M SORRY I'DIDDEN'T VOTE FOR THE NEW PRES. I GIVE

      MY UTMOST RESPECT TO COLLEN POWELL AND C. RICE.THEY BOTH KNOW HOW IT IS. IT SEEM'S LIKE THE U.S. IS GETTING SPLIT UP INTO TWO CLASSES,THE ONES

      THAT WORK AND PAY THE BILL'S,AND THE ONE'S RIDING ON OUR COAT TAILS.EVERY ONE LOOKS UP TO THE U.S.I

      WON'T FEED A DOG THAT CRAP'S IN HIS OUN DOG HOUSE.

      LET'S GET OUR ACT TOGHTHER BEFORE SOME OTHER COUNTRY HOLD'S OUR NOTE.THAT IS JUST MY HONEST OPPION. GOD BLESS

    100. Andrea Nichols, Gold says:

      Dear sirs;

      I recieve and read your column daily. This article gets to the point, the heart of the matter.

      The degradation of our education system started with the implementation of early childhood education, in the 70's. Our children are no longer educated, but indoctrinated in the leftest

      agenda. If this country is to survive, we must take back our school system. This last election is, a product of that indoctrination. Our

      society is now, unfortunately, comprised of people

      who can barely read and write and have little or

      no reading comprehension. The information that they do ingest, comes from others with the same mental capacity or from the television news services, who are all corrupt and leftist. The exception, is the fox news channel (a cable channel). As long as these illiterate people have an intitlement, mentality this is going to be dificult to correct. Not Impossible, however. The point that I am making is, that with parents that are illiterate, (uneducated) there is no one to pass along, any kind of meaningful education to the children of our nation. Leaving all education

      to the public school systems, run by the teachers unions, which are corrupt and seek only to enhance their own power and financial empires.

      Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion.

      Andrea Nichols

    101. Marianne Champlin Pa says:

      While working on reserch for a Doctorate and Adm. Certification I did a great deal of research on were the resources of a school district were spent and the ratio of adults to students in the schools. The schools are not run like a successful business and that is why they will continue to fail no matter how much money we throw at them. A good business puts their resources where they get the most return. The schools are governed more by politics, emotions and showmanship.

      The most important aspect and where the children learn the most important skills are k-3rd grades. Yet we spend the least there and have the highest ratio of children per adult. The High schools have more adults per child than the primary grades and more funds are spent in the secondary system. This is why we are failing in our schools.

      Learning to read is more important than football, drama, counceling etc. A child learns more that is used in a life time, the first 7 years of his life. Our public schoold spend the least there; and that is why we will continue to fail.

    102. luhut tp.sinaga says:

      dear sirs,

      this program each to aprouch the US image but must be selected the spesialis in conform with the speen of the country.

      so must be big effor to this country

    103. Aida-Florida says:

      Our country and we citizens are in great danger at this time with all those traitors in charge dictating our laws and ignoring our safety. It's sickening and outrageous to hear the nitwit Napolitano saying there is NO NEED for the IDs thieves from Mexico traveling to our country to be check for the Swine virus. What is this traitor waiting for, to stopped all traveling from Mexico, before matters get worse, or is she hopping to keep up letting the infection coming here to killed us citizens? Is bad enough the TB infection and other diseases are already brought here by these people, costing billions of taxpayers hard earn money. While spending $999 billions taking care of them, since they do NOT pay taxes on account of their salaries. What is the purpose to let these to go on without stopping it? We need traveling restrictions to be enforced for the sake of us citizen, if not enforced is clear irresponsibility by all those elected officials in our government. Time to let our voices heard and bombard all their offices with all we have available to let our voice heard loud and clear! Safety #1 Priority! This new administrtion don't know what the heck they are doing, it seems like a joke!? Reminds me a kid with his new toy! God help us and keep us safe! You are the ONLY one we can trust completely! WAKE UP AMERICANS!!!

    104. dr_donn says:

      I guarantee you that before Obama's 4 years are up, he will make a move to make the presidency an appointed position instead of an elected one. He speaks often about his policies 10 or 12 years down the road. Since day one, Obama has told us what his plans are, people just do not listen to what he says, They hear only what they want to hear. Americans better start listening, and believing what he says. He is a dangerous man. He tells us this every time he speaks.He is a phony and can be defeated but it had better be sooner than later.

    105. dr_donn says:

      Thought for the day, those of us that are old enough to remember Jim Jones, remember how much his followers loved him, all the way up to the day that they realized he meant for all of them to die. They all had a change of heart when that light bulb came on, but it was too late, and now they are all dead. Those of you that do not know who Jim Jones was, Go online and dead all about Jonestown and examine the similarities of Jonestown to what is happening today only on a much larger scale and our Jim Jones does not want you dead, he wants you to be good, loyal subjects. Actually, that is what Jim Jones wanted too.

    106. Aida-Florida says:

      It's outrageous what is happening to our country. It's seems that minorities are the ones that rule.

      Our so called "leaders" are selling our country to our enemies. Now we have the "flu epidemic" and our government officials keep saying they are not closing the borders. Meantime the flood invasion keep coming with their bacteria infection in their system. Napolitano and the rest Alibaba's members are NOT recognizing the danger of letting this invasion coming in by not telling the truth about Mexico's health service are horrible and their way of taking care of people is completely different to our. Their drinking water is contaminated,living condition and nutrition is bad so, more of them are dying

      on this type of environment. When are they be honest an tell the truth? Is it that fear is the theme word?It seems that political correctness is more important to them that we citizens who are paying their salaries and freebies. Napolitano and her peers are saying they have no time for none sense, since they got huge amount of petition asking to be fired for their disrespectful comments about us citizens? Why are these "leaders" so arrogant & irrespectful when they are told the truth about the lousy job they are doing? They are acting like they are gods with mandate to do as they pleased by not listening to We The People? It seems we are supposed to stand by and approved whatever they are doing no matter how it will affect our way of life. God we need your help to get these arrogant evildoers out of their position of power!

    107. susan-virginia says:

      whatever happened to we the people for the people,and our fore fathers.??? I am so disgusted with the ignorance of our country or maybe its lazy,people have been tought by the left its ok to lay back and let hard working people take care of them .I do not want anymore government run subsidies for anything , if anything I think we should be deleting quite a few. March On lets get back to basics.

    108. Connie W.V. says:

      USA Today reports what they think Obama wants to hear just like 98% of the media in this country. It has been that way and probably always will be. That is why myself and many many others refuse to buy their rag any longer…. They were for Obama before the election and support him after the election no matter what amount of money he is spening or will spend for his own selfish need in order to have more power and BIG GOVERNMENT!!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!GOD HELP THE USA!!

    109. Connie W.V. says:

      PLEASE EVERYBODY!!!!!!

      REFUSE THE NEW ONE DOLLAR COIN!!!!!!!!

      THEY SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN TO PUT (IN GOD WE TRUST) !!!!!

      THEY HAVE EVEN TAKEN OUR PROVIDER OFF OUR CURRENCY!!!!! NO WONDER WE WRE IN THE SHAPE WE ARE IN FINANCIALLY!!!

    110. Rocco P. Zulli, Beth says:

      When I see and hear of what is going on in the WhiteHouse, Washington in general and especially with Obama I understand the mystery of why animals eat their young.

      This is an absolute disgrace and proves my feeling for years there needs to be another party other than Democrats and Republicans…….and soon!!!

      Also, where is justice and punishment for the corrupt politicians? Make it a minimum of 20 years in prison for any creep convicted with no time off for good behavior or any pardons.

      I have been a registered Independent for over 25 years………………………….

      God bless America……..

    111. frankz, brewster, ny says:

      I find your comments as unappealing as Obama's. If the current tax system works, why are companies moving jobs out of the US? My suggestion is that "we" work towards coming up with a workable plan to solve these problems and not a mud slinging program to provide a cover-all plan for all businesses. Small companies are gobbled up by large companies, the former were profitable prior to the process but now are in the red. Any company losing billions needs to re-group and bring the company into line or go out of business; but, it must be done on a fair and consistent basis. No more golden parachutes to cover overpaid exec's for poor work and no union gifts for making inferior products and no govt. guarantees for bad management. We can still resolve our own problems but our leaders do not have a clue what to do except to throw more money after a bad plan is launched. Let's start by the voters getting out and replacing all incumbents; maybe that's a better start.

    112. E.P.WOOLLEY,CLEBURNE says:

      R.P.ZULLI.I agree with your feelings regarding the democratic and republican parties.However,I do not think having a third party will ever help.What the independent party has done is to keep electing democrats.My humble opinion is that we should reposses the republican party.yes,have a litmus test.To quote GWB "either you are for us are against us".I have seen too many democrats go public and say they see the error of their past and become republicans.The problem is,they continue to support democratic reforms.You cannot water down the "gospel" of conservatism and win elections.

    113. Frank Butler says:

      On the Credit Card issue. I always pay my cards off at the end of the month. If banks start charging a yearly fee. Or any fees for that matter I will simply cut the cards up. I use them only for convenience and I do not need them. The banks should think how much cash flow they will lose when they have 40 % of the people cut their cards up. Good luck Banks… How is that change working for you now?

    114. R.U.WITHMEE says:

      MARX,ENGELS,LENIN,STALIN,ROOSEVELT,JOHNSON,CLINTON,OBAMA!

    115. Mark Ness, Minneapol says:

      To Mr. James Sherk on "Big Labor" I would say as a former union commercial airline pilot who suffered 40% pay reductions, lost retirement and draconian work rules for competitive air fares…. as we saw in Buffalo, you will eventually get what you pay for. Professional pride inspired by a union (not the company) saved those folks on the Hudson. Unions aren't perfect but they have there place.

    116. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      This is in regards to all the veterans who were in the wars. My father and all of my Uncles fought in the 1st World War. Can't believe that they fought for socialism OR COMMUNISUM!!. Obama is only for his own adgenda, big government!! Our country was built on Capitalism. If he and the democrsts don't like our way inthe US, they should leave!! Met a young fellow in the gym, From England,(HE can't believe what the administration is doing!) He said " People should go to England and see just what it is like". To say the least I can't believe any of this.. Obama does not like any of us here inthe US!!!!

    117. Dirty Harry , AZ says:

      I see no differences between the democrats now in charge and the terrorist who attacked on 911. The democrats are just destroying the country more slowly. I suggest conservatives have a boycott or work stoppage until we get results. Face most of the private work force are the conservatives and Yes the economy will suffer but the yellow spine democrats will have to cave in. I would rather have a short bad time than the rest of my life under communist rule.

    118. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      I see that personnel is ok but I like to remain you ( Obama ) if the as far as the quality and performance of the work as base of the selection and determine is ok but if the only maked balance etniss in counrty you will be stard coming the problem to the end.

      Thanks

    119. Bill Wyckoff, Arvada says:

      Why is the US (and the rest of the free world) waiting for N. Korea to perfect their missile & A-Bomb technology? They have already declared War on S. Korea and the US by vacating the Truce Agreement. Waiting/talking is stupid, the only thing the N. Korean regime understands is force! It's time to eliminate this threat……….

    120. Dirty Harry , AZ says:

      I can't imagine the number of people who are conservatives setting down for all the Obama BS. May be he has not seen anything yet.

    121. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      Dear Mr.Obama

      Please take care about killing of character by making law will be effect to the future generation of atmosphere so better you be applied it in field without build the special law for back up. How about the Nuclear North Korea to my understanding this program can be speeding more for change climate by change increase of temperature sourounding of the country.

      Thank

      luhut

    122. W. Geisler, Orlando says:

      It is very easy to see and understand that all the support and MONEY received by the Obama Campaign, from the U. A. W. dictated that he'd better retaliate for their sake. Their pensions and life stream must not be threatened, so Obama made sure that won't happen to them, by spending Billions of OUR money to keep the support. How in GOD'S name is this allowed to happen to this "once" great and proud people. Thanks Mr. President for not caring about 67% of us, so you

      can satisfy your own agenda. Time will prove this

      wasn't for our good! God PLEASE bless the U.S.A.

    123. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      Dear Mr.Obama

      Ref with decision will take by Obama is right as long as economic aspect, but market term for long peroide should be put also another factor to make a justment or finalty. To my understanding better reevaluate the sustainable decision or by expant to small country joints with build the GM factory in Indonesia.

      Thanks

      Luhut TP.sinaga

    124. C.C. W.V. says:

      CAN'T THE PEOPLE OF THIS UNITED STATES FIGURE OUT THAT WE DO NOT!!!! NEED THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING MORE OF OUR MONEY ON GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE!!!! THEY CAN'T EVEN RUN THE POSTOFFICE PRODUCTIVLY WHAT MAKES US THINK WE SHOULD TRUST THEM WITH OUR HEALTH??? WE BETTER DEPEND ON GOD FOR OUR HEALTH BECAUSE GOVERNMENT CAN'T BE COUNTED ON TO DO ANYTHING BUT SPEND OUR MONEY.

    125. Howard Rampy says:

      Since Obama has apologized for actions of America to the world, I wonder when he is going to apologize to America for the lying, deceit, hate, vote stealing, and the acions of his friends at ACORN, by him and his democratic hatchmen/women for what they have done in just 4 months.

      He is truly truly great, he has set us on a course that will take years to correct, if it can be done then.

      Such a madness we have never seen before in America. WAKE UP AMERICA AND DO THE RIGHT THING NOW AND START GETTING RID OF THESE GOONS IN 2010 AND THE BIG O IN 2012….

    126. luhut tp.sinaga,Indo says:

      Because The God also apologized all people with targeth the pepople will be belief later the only god is way to long life but i don't undertan Mr Obama/American apologized or dream.

      thanks

      luhut

    127. Howard Rampy says:

      The days of patriotic leaders of America are non-existent. It is time, if not too late, to vote the control out of the hands of the Leftist Democratic Party in 2010, and then start warming up for 2012.

      Simply writing opinions will not get it done. Find Conservative people who are willing to stand up for America, the small business owner, as well as the bigger players. We ALL will lose ALL unless we get some backbone and throw the washington slime out with the dirty dish water….

    128. Judy McCollum Milan, says:

      First of all look at the mess our president was handed. We have been in a recession for some time and it was kept from us. Is that fair? Im so ashamed of our country for ever considering waterboarding. rember the old saying america is great because she is good and when america is no longer good she will no longer be great.

    129. Patricia,Hobbs,N.M. says:

      I'm not surprized by the elections in Iran. I don't think anyone who thought about it is.As far as Obama telling them that that is not acceptable,who cares? They sure don't. Just as he has no authority in Israel,he has no authority there. He is not king of the world yet. Soon though. It worries me what the American people are allowing to happen in the U.S. run by Obama. I'm more worried about Obama and what he is doing than I ever did Ahmadenajad.God himself will protect Israel but who will protect the U.S. from the things that Obama is destroying from within?The American people need to stand up soon or there will be no United States of America. We are soon to be just another third world country. Our military men and women from te past would be so diappointed to see what they fought and died for.

    130. Gert Patterson, Ohio says:

      How can Obama address the election in Iran, when our own country's election wasn't on the up and up?? Between Acorn and military votes not being counted, how can Obama possibly say anything against the way Iran's election went….after all, they may have learned from our leaders!!

    131. Joe White, Quinton T says:

      I think- notice "Think" not "feel" like the foolish childish liberals….that this Empty Suit in the white house is an arrogant person almost as stupid as his Vice President. He has all the appearances of a clueless twit. His arrogance as with the "cabinet" he has ASSembled is incredible.

      His speech in Cairo- what utter arrogance; only someone self-delusional would dare to entertain even the smallest iota of a belief that his speech had any effect at all.. This excuse for an American is a narcissist of the highest order. He IS a clear and present danger to this nation. I just pray- pray- that's still allowed- that this miscreant is removed from our midst as God wills it. Gee, did I say "God"?

      =The Iranian mullahs- let us ask that God consider damning them all, let the Empty Suit know just how empty his "speech" was and the nil effect on those who would do evil- in the Name of God

      Just wait–There will be another attack on our sovereignty.. and the asinine press will slobber all over it and make excuses for the Empty Suit.

      I simply, as an Ivy League grad- Penn, Wharton, and GWU cannot grasp the utter imbecility of the press and the so-=called "experts" on his cabinet.

      In closing, let me point out his own words- That if it came down to it, he'd side with the muslims………and some fools actually believe that the Empty Suit is a Christian? Har de har har…to quote Jackie Gleason.

      The tea parties are only the beginning– let us rise up in defense of our nation…the Empty Suit and his wife, who hate the USA, must be removed at the next election…

    132. GW Starch III, Tulsa says:

      Heritage is worrying over all the wrong issues while we have a non citizen functioning as our president. Where is the outrage? How can you stand by while he is dramatically changing our wonderful nation into a socialistic government? Your total lack of concerned action reveals your organization as nothing more than the proverbial paper tiger. Wake up America!

    133. William H. White, Se says:

      I accept that global warming is occurring, however, I believe most of it is nature's own cyclical change. I would like some knowledgeable expert to tell me what percentage is the natural course of events and what percent is man-made. I suspect the numbers would pull the rugs right out from under Mr. Gore et al.

    134. Richard Williams Ga says:

      Two things. First, if this Obama Health Plan is so good why are not the Federal Employees, Congress and the Administration officials included in it??? Is it just for us peons.

      Second, with the destruction of the free market and capitalism Obama should now be called, the Obaminator, Destroyer of the Economy. This guy is unreal, massive ego.

    135. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      Haven't heard anything about drilling here in the US….Don't want Wind or solar…. Necular is cheaper.. They are taxing us out of house an home!!!! Healthcare is a joke!! Hope the doctor's are screaming to high heaven. Why should we be paying for all the deadbeats who just want something for nothing???

    136. Jerry McEntire, Kern says:

      How do we get our reps and senators back to the Constitution.

      How about term limits?

      How about The Fair Tax?

      Is Mr. Obama an American citizen after all?

      Unless we get a grip very soon on Washington there is not going to be anything worth saving.

    137. Regina Childs, Baton says:

      Why cant we remove him from office considering he has lied and is destroying the United States. I can't understand why this is being allowed.

    138. Patricia L. West and says:

      I think there is a lot of outrage by people. I am trying to contact representatives, the white house, and stay up to date on what is going on. The problem seems to be that the democrats are not interested in any conversation or opposition to anything they are doing. They even say so. This "energy bill" is a total farce without the majority of scientific proof. I think most people don't even know what's going on, and how destructive this bill really is. If you listen to the national network news, you have no idea what is really happening behind the scenes. Pelosi has threatend all dems who are oppose to this bill, (and other bills). They all have to vote in a giant block, or loose support. The madness is unbelievable, we've lost our voice!!

    139. Vallejo, Ca. says:

      This New EPA bill signed by Our President for the Good Old State of Calif.,makes me want to Laugh and Throw up at the same time. Follow the Money Trail. In theis use to be Great State, in 1972 or 1973, we had a Engineer from one of the major aircraft corperations build (invent) and patent a Carburetor that would give a VW Bug or a Full size car 100 miles per gal. And guess what happen? One of Our Major Oil Companys paid 2 million Dollars to keep it off the market. They said it would cause too many people to lose their jobs.Why not pull it off the shelf, Blow Off the Dust, and Finially put it on our New Cars. Then we will surpass EPA Standards as to Milage and CO-2 requirements ?

    140. Jerry S. Dickinson, says:

      We all seem to be watching the very crumbling of our Republic as though it were a street fight we feared getting too involved in. The thought of saddling our future generations with insurmountable debt is frightening. The debt is the distraction, elimination of the principles of our founding documents is the true goal.Republicans, Democrats, does it matter what we call them? How about guilty of Treason. Their sworn duty to uphold the constitution is not complicated. The task only becomes complicated when it is contradicted. Re-elect NO incumbent.

    141. Paul posey says:

      We have no one too blame other than the

      American people. They elected these fools

      now we will have to eat their dirt. It's the American

      voter who is to blame and suffer I hope they

      All do. America has been moving left ally life,

      I am 64, and I see no change. Now with anouther

      Joke from MN and a 60 vote Senate it's all

      over but. We will see next year if anyone cares.

    142. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      Today I heard Major Garrett ask a question of Obama…. Obama was just awful, plus the look on Obams's face was nasty.. He was snotty.!!!! This not the first time he has done that to Major… what is the matter with Obama? He can't answer civilly, except when it is any other TV station other than Fox. Obama maybe able to give a speech, but that is ALL!!!! hE MAY BE THE PRESIDENT BUT HE DOESN'T REPRESENT ME OR MY FAMILY!!!!!!

    143. Vallejo, Ca. says:

      God Helps! As it's been said; You can't Feed Greed!

      The United States has Sold Out America.From Federal through the States and City Governments have Milked Us Dry. God Knows What's Next!

    144. June W. Maxon says:

      Allowing Judge Sotomayor would be the worst mistake for our Supreme Court. I heard her questioning yesterday, and she had definitely coached by the Democrats. When questioned by the Republicans, she was more at a disadvantage and seemed to stumble through. I am honestly worried to death about our country and where it is going; not as much for myself, but my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I've noticed, though, when I attempt to discuss things with them, they want to bury the head in the sand or don't want to hear anything. I know it scares them, but when I am gone they will be blindsided.

      I want to help in any way. I have friends who are willing, but don't know what to do. At present, I can't afford to give financially, but I am very good on the phone, getting groups together and keeping things stirred up. Please send me some sugggestions as to how to get started and I will take it from there. I know Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is top notch and is trying to do his best. I know he probably feels as though he has run into many brick walls. We need many other senators such as him. I believe there are many wanting to do things to help, but just don't know where to start – such as myself. HELP

      June Maxon

      126 Little Ridge Road

      Laurens, SC 29360

      (864)682-5624

    145. Rosina Rugolo says:

      My husband and I are running a small business in an "industrial

      park". Our customers are 99% workers and management who are within a 3.5 miles radius. We have had a constant downturn in

      our receipts because MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LET GO or have had

      their HOURS CUT. An architectural firm WHICH HAD 148 people em-

      ployed last year is down to 32 employees. So the unemployment

      rate for certain business is MUCH MORE than 9.5% and could be

      over 350%!

      Thus far we have LET GO one employee and have reduced hours on

      TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES. Soon we will have to close our doors un-

      able to make payroll.

      My husband has been in this business over 40 YEARS and has been

      very successful. The OBAMA administration will do us in.

    146. Willie D'--Kans says:

      Matt. 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will be the coming of the Son of man be.

      Look around people, what do you see? This is just a little part of the end. Jesus will soon be here to put things in order. Bless you and keep the faith. America has always been a Christian Nation.

    147. Joanne & Herbert says:

      We are Senior citizens, we are retired, we both worked everyday putting our children through College etc. The way we see this bill Nat'l Health Care, is that the minute they notice your age it will be "sorry we can't help you. We notice that you're in your seventies or eighties and how many years will you have left?" Live with the pain and get a grip!! We see this as a way to do without elderly people, genocide, and who is playing the role of God. We have our own Messia, and it isn't Obama!!!! Have tried to call our Senators and Reps from NH but get busy signals and we are unable to tell them not to vote for this horrible Nat'l Health Care bill. You will not have Grandparents or young children in your lives if you vote for this bill. VOTE NO!! If we live long enough for the next Voting process "We'll remember in November" you'll be OUT of OFFICE!!!

    148. Mary Watkins, Wasill says:

      I would like to say so much that it would take 5 hours and I could write a novel!!!!!!!!!!! I am a Natural born citizen of this once strong , once fair-minded United States of America. I would like one question answered me. How has our great leader gotten away with appointing 50 "CZARS" to do his dirty work??????? Isnt that unconstitutional, to say the least?????? I dont know for sure, but in all the history that I had in my high school in Texas in the 70's we were taught about the political and judicial systems and I thought that the Individual states of the Country voted the Representatives and Senators to represent the people of that particular state in the White House in Washington D.C. When and how did all of this power change hands into Czars and was taken about totally out of the Senators and Congressmen????????? All I know is that the American people had better wake up from their apathetic coma and smell the coffee!!!!!! I voted and have for awhile now, Republican, but honestly, all I am seeing in them is watered down"Demoncrats" oh excuse me, I mean Democrats!!!!Anymore, the Republicans have turned themselves in totally the wrong direction and are looking like Kennedy era Democrats and the Democrats are exactly like a Socialist or Communist Party. We need a grass roots effort to find a candidate, such as our Governor who resigned to much chagrin of her many many fans. The bogus and unwarranted ethic complaints over and over and over were too much for her to bear and it was costing our great state of Alaska too much money taking them.It was strickly a ploy of the left to run her out any way they could. I was hoping and praying that she couldve stayed and thumbed her nose at them and finished the job that the people of Ak. voted her in to do , which was to be the best Governor that she could be and she was doing that until the muck and mire of dirty mudslinging politics got tangled up in it.Anyway as I was saying before I got all emotionally involved in my respect and admiration for Sarah Palin, we need a party that will truly represent the People and not special interest $groups and big business and a party that only cares about the $ that they can amass while in Office with one big payback after another. wE NEED A cONSTITUTIONAL pARTY FOR THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS REGULAR PEOPLE.We need a grass-roots , come together of working class good law abiding people that have always worked, paid their taxes and lived the "right" way . Now where is that getting them with this administration ????? I can tell you where. It is getting them into where they will have to pay close to 50% in taxes and I guarantee you that still will not be enough. They are printing $ faster than Parker Bros. is printing monopoly money for their games , and people this is no "game" this is our Country and we must somehow take it back before it was taken captive by this massive leftist takeover. If we expect God to continue to bless this nation, we must put God 1st!!!!!!!!!! May God continue to bless us even though we are looking like we dont deserve it muchlonger!!!!!!!

    149. Brian Flaherty, Hone says:

      Glenn Beck's "Common Sense" should be required reading by all Government employees, and all the "hacks" serving (?) in Congress and the Senate. They are SHORT selling the USA.

    150. Texgirl says:

      After this afternoons summary by Obama about the "Gates" situation and with no official apologigies, I would ask….have we had enough of a racist in the white house and when does the impeachment process start?

      Lets show some back bone America whether your white,black, yellow, or brown. This is our United States going down the path of Marxism.

    151. buie says:

      Every email that I have recieved from Heritage is speaking negatively about President Obama. He has done more as President in 6 months , than George Bush has done in 8 years. George Bush has financally destoyed this country with his illegal war , the wire tapping of hard working, tax paying Americans, and 8 years of lies.

    152. buie says:

      Every email that I have recieved from Heritage is speaking negatively about President Obama. He has done more as President in 6 months, than George Bush has done in 8 years. George Bush has financially destroyed this this country with his illegal war, the foolish wire tapping of hard working , tax paying Americans and 8 years of secrecy and lies. Give President Obama a chance.

    153. Jim Cowen, Westlake says:

      One way to increase consumer spending would be to use the stimulus $$$ for subsidizing the Payroll taxes (FICA,medicare,state DI, etc) for the next two years.. $$$ would be immediately available for spending with no big government involvement.. Just a thought..

    154. Hard2hide says:

      All congresscritters pushing for this "Health Care Plan" should be asked until they answer this question. "Will you drop your current coverage for this plan?" Make them answer the question. We know the answer…but make them answer it anyway.

      If they say "Yes." then you'll have proof they'll lie to you. If they say "No." then your response should be, "Then why are you trying to push this garbage off on me?"

      The dems are doing what they always do. They're spending OUR tax dollars buying the votes of people who, by and large, don't pay taxes. They're not spreading the wealth..they're spreading the misery!

      A pox on their house!!!

    155. Lee A Kenaga, Dearbo says:

      By the end of Obama's first term we will not have

      the same looking country that our Founder's estab-

      lished but a socialist country! Our constitution

      will also be kaput. Mark my words.

    156. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      Obama should read all of these comments. He is working on being a dictator!! We call the senators on a daily basis… we do not support the government control!!! What now????????

    157. Jim Cowen Jr Westla says:

      President B.O> is in over his head.. He should admit his mistakes and start over again re: Health Care Reform.. Simple solution: Let the Feds pay the premiums for the uninsured.. Result: Less big govt. administration, much lower cost, and universal health care is accomplished.. The private sector can do it right; the govt. has no chance to do it right.. Simple solution to a complex issue..

    158. Caroline Vickers, El says:

      I believe that the time has come for all members of Congress follow and be included in all legislation they pass including and Health Care Reform. If they had to live by there own rules perhaps they would want to know just what they are voting on.

    159. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      I agree, we should bn together…. This has got to stop NOW!! We are all going to be in a world of hurt, BIG TIME, Obama needs to be ejected from government…. Biden is no better! We need someone who will stand up for our country and our rights. He wants everyone to be in poverty!! I believe he is really trying to get even… He had a great life. He will not have to worry about how he is going to live after he leaves office 2012. By that time MAYBE people will have seen him for what he really is, a hateful person. Just look at his expressions!! What can we do now???????? He wants to change the constitution…, Whaat is that???

    160. Roy Reed, Las Vegas says:

      I agree, impeach him before it's to late!!!!!! We don't need a stupid idiot running the country!!

    161. Jim Cowen Jr Westla says:

      Why is AARP supporting the Big Govt. plan?..Please continue to question them.. AARP is not doing Seniors any favors by promoting Pres B.O.'s radical approach to health care..

    162. Patricia Spencer/Nau says:

      By the way, free speech is a right not a privilege…WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO HAVE FREE SPEECH IN THE USA!!!Last I heard…

    163. Steve Brink, Belling says:

      It will be interesting to watch to see if OMB reduces the Justice Dept's budget in 2010 by $573,000 (the amount they intend to save by using double-sided copying).

    164. Roe Harris Virginia says:

      Barney Frank was more federal oversight into what wall street makes. Where was the oversight when he caused the giant housing mess with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. This man is a disgrace to public office. He needs to be investigated for his part in the housing disaster!

    165. Carolyn, Illinois says:

      AARP is now big business and in bed with the government along with other big business. They have become big business by their willingness to become money grubbers with their new insurance plans. This put them within reach of Obama who immediately pounced. People keep saying that the world is going to hell in a hand basket and it's true. So what do we do about it? People keep asking that question. What do you want to do?? What would make a huge statement?? I say let's go for a million, 2 million, or 3 million people march on Washington. I would be willing to scrape together enough for myself and aid another to go for "the big one". Otherwise we are just sitting ducks. The republicans can't and won't help us now. It has to be us!!

    166. Linda, Maine says:

      B.O. snowball to the American people just keeps getting bigger & bigger. Stand up people and take notice or your American dream and the Country will be a total Socialistic state.

    167. Diane & Ken Lars says:

      We do not want to pay for anyone's healthcare. We have worked hard all of our lives to make sure we could afford health insurance and are aware of the importance of it.

      Now we own our own business, have so for 24 years, and provide health care for our own employees. It just is infuriating to think that there are businesses out there that don't do the same. Why should we pay for our own and others. It is not right. We as the American People are being run over by a bunch of corrupt leaders that have their own agenda.

    168. Jerry S. Dickinson, says:

      Isn't it possible that polls are ineffective in judging honest opinion? The two party machine has been doing everything in it's considerable power to divide the populus on every topic we face. Fear, Intimidation, Lies, extortation and staged events have all been used to scatter any public coalition against the kind of change we are being conned into accepting. The "Now or never" hurry hurry con is the oldest in the book used by used car hustlers to land developers. In my 53 yrs I have yet to come across any decision of importance that didn't come out better if I waited long enough for all the facts to be presented, or secure a second opinion. Often people pushing this hard for decision are one step ahead of indictment. I am no Statesman, but I suggest We The People take a look around, recognize your fellow citizens and consider amongst our selves, who got us here?, How did they get us here?, Finally, are they the ones to trust with our future? Turn the Town Hall meetings into meetings of towns, uninvite the Talking Heads. Communicate with each other and offer up some suggestions. If they fail to heed, that is breach of contract, some dare call it TREASON

    169. Carolyn, Illinois says:

      the President of the United States uttered these sentences last week: “I don’t want the folks who created the mess doing a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.” These words are the epitomy of the President's feelings for "the folks." It is a statement that is demeaning, unjust and filled with arrogance. He has shown this arrogance from the beginning of his run for the presidency. It has shocked me into awareness.

    170. Carol Smith Rhode Is says:

      Please read some of the highlights form the first 500 pages of the healthcare plan

      page 22> Mandates audits of all employers that self-ensure.

      page 29 Admission your health care witll be rationed

      Page 30 a gov. committee will decide wht reatments and beneifts you get(and, unlike an insurer, there will be NO appeal process)

      Page 95 Gov. will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Gov- run health care.

      Page 170 any non- resident alien is expemt from individaul taxes ( american will pay for them)

      Page 241 Gov will decide what end of life treatments willbe availalbe for you.

      Page 241 Doctors; no matter what speciality you have , you will all be paid the same.

      page 150< Any empoyee with a payrollof 250K-400k or more, who does not offer a public option,pays a 2-6% tax on payroll. Why offer coverage then??

      This is just incredible with each turn of the page we are losing our freedom…All small business please read and be informed

    171. Nelson Roth says:

      Perhaps the most foolish aspect of this article is that those who have been quite vocal about the "reform" Obama and team are trying to bring to the healthcare system today. They are referred to as "opponents of health care reform". Nothing could be further from the truth.

      How bout' we use some sense and recognize that they don't oppose reform. It is Obama-reform and its intended consequences that we oppose. This is a distinction that cannot and must not be overlooked. Let's make that distinction clear!

    172. Eric Allinson, Vermo says:

      I'm just wondering: Does anyone know if any/all "ACORN" 'employees' are covered under the "Federal Employees Health Benefit Program"?? They were 'working' for the Census Bureau, among other things. IF ANY ONE CAN RAISE A PUBLIC STINK ABOUT THIS, PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW.

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