Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, 1st Platoon, Battle Company, 2/503 (Airborne) Infantry, Medal of Honor recipient, speaks of his fellow warriors:
God bless him and all those precious men and women who fight for our freedom on battlefields far from home.
Christiansburg - Morgan Griffith, Virginia House Majority Leader and the Republican candidate for the Ninth Congressional seat, supports a new House bill that would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s control on carbon dioxide emissions.You folks over in the coalfields want to save your jobs? Read that again.
"Coal mining jobs would be saved by passing HR 391 and stopping the EPA assault on coal under the Clean Air Act," said Griffith. "Why hasn't Rick Boucher co-sponsored HR 391? Why hasn't he stood up to the EPA?"
Griffith pledges to co-sponsor HR 391, by Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, which would forbid the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide.
"The EPA has run rampant with regulations that have hurt companies in southwest Virginia," says Griffith. "Why hasn't our Congressman said 'Stop' - you (the EPA) work for us, and not the other way around. Rick Boucher has been missing in action as the EPA implements their out-of-control regulations."
Griffith also points to the fact if Boucher believes in the values of southwest Virginia, then why did he vote for Cap and Trade. "Under Cap and Trade, those coal jobs will be lost and electric rates will skyrocket." [link]
Nashville - In the 15 months since Tennessee handgun-carry permit holders got the right to go armed in state parks, two gun-related incidents have been reported at state facilities and neither resulted in violence, officials said.So permit holders are law abiding citizens. The shock.
“I am pleasantly surprised,” said Tennessee Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke, who in 2009 lobbied against the so-called “guns in parks” bill. “I believed that it was not a good idea.”
As Obama might put it: The government needs the money in order to pay for all those poverty programs that help the rising number of poor among us. The poor who are made poor by government taxation. Taxation that is needed to help the poor. The poor who ...
The prez's new 150,000-jobs killer
By Joseph R. Mason, New York Post
The president and many in Congress are using this year's catastrophe in the Gulf to push for sweeping, unrelated measures that would punish not only the US oil and gas industry but the American economy as a whole.
Just last week, President Obama explicitly targeted the industry for two massive tax hikes. First, he'd ban oil and gas companies from using the "Section 199" tax credit, a measure for domestic manufacturers enacted in 2004 to boost US employment. Second, he wants to end "dual capacity" protection for US energy firms.
by the federal government's own economic model, these tax hikes would lead to huge, immediate job losses. I ran the numbers through the Commerce Department's RIMS II model; it shows, under the proposed changes to Section 199 and dual capacity, Americans would almost immediately lose more than 150,000 stable, private-sector jobs. [link]
The reason President Bush did a better job at managing Americans' mistrust of Muslims is not, as Obama seems to suggest, that the Bush economy was so much better than the Obama one. It is, rather, that Americans, on this matter, trusted Bush. There's an old Vulcan proverb: Only Nixon could go to China. Bush commanded trust when he spoke up for peaceful Muslims, because Americans understood he was on our side against the terrorists.It speaks volumes that a whole pile of Americans are still trying to figure out Who our president worships when he kneels beside the bed at night. And they'd just as soon not hand him a gun if he were caught between an Islamist terrorist gang on one side of a battlefield and the 101st Airborne on the other. In which direction would he shoot? A lot of Americans wonder.
Sexy TV sports reporter Ines Sainz slinked into last night's Jet game in a black minidress with a plunging neckline and matching black stilettos -- while insisting that she "felt very uncomfortable" when lusty Jet players made salacious comments about her in their locker room after practice Saturday.I guess this dim bulb thought the "hooker chic" look would get her into the players' prayer gathering after the game. Or something.
"President Obama was right about one thing — economic uncertainty is holding back job creation. Small businesses aren't certain what their obligations will be under his massively-unpopular health care take-over. Employers don't know how much they're going to be paying in taxes, and they don't know how much higher their energy bills will be if President Obama and Nancy Pelosi manage to get Cap and Trade pushed through Congress.Mullins is right on every count. Obama needs to stop and do a 180. Otherwise the decline will most assuredly continue.
"Consumers aren't spending because they're uncertain how much more of their paychecks Democrats intend to confiscate to pay for their unprecedented spending binge. Families are uncertain if they'll be able to keep their current insurance plan, or if they'll be forced into a government-approved policy which their family doctor doesn't participate in. They're uncertain if their children will be able to make ends meet as the bills for President Obama's trillion-dollar deficits come due.
If President Obama was serious about job creation, he'd join Leader Boehner and the rest of the GOP team and demand that Democrats halt any and all tax increases and cut spending. Once businesses knew that Washington was serious about getting it's own financial house in order, job creation would follow, as businesses realized that crippling tax increases and burdensome regulations weren't lurking just over the horizon." [received in email from the RPV]