"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fuel For Thought; Cheaper Than Four Bucks A Gallon!

On the July 15 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage referred to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as "Nancy Mussolini." As Media Matters for America noted, during the June 27 broadcast of his program, Savage similarly referred to Pelosi as "the Mussolini in a skirt," "Nancy Pelosi Mussolini," and the "Mussolini-like woman of the day." During the June 27 show, Savage also said of Sen. Barack Obama: "We don't know whether he'd be more like Mussolini or Stalin, but one of the two would work."

Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Savage's show, claims that Savage is heard on more than 350 radio stations. The Savage Nation reaches at least 8.25 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it one of the most listened-to talk radio shows in the nation, behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

From the July 15 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation

SAVAGE: The question is what happens after November. Well, we have a twilight period between November of the election and January, when one of the -- two of the candidates becomes president. Then what happens to radio? Well, Obama will go along with Nancy Mussolini who wants to ban talk radio. Nancy Mussolini, the great liberal, wants to ban free speech because she finds it offensive.

Will John McCain join those in the Republican-conservative wing of the party who want to continue free speech in America by banning the so-called Fairness Doctrine? Has anyone asked the great John McCain that question, where he stands on that? Until I know where he stands on that, I don't know where I stand with him.

In other Pelosi Picking News; The latest outrageous action by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat leadership in Congress. When Americans are canceling vacations because gasoline is over $4.00 per gallon, Democrats plan to adjourn work for a month-long vacation the first of August WITHOUT holding a vote to drill for American oil or lower gas prices by any means. This is inexcusable. Then again I don’t know which is worse, having Congress screwing around with Gas and Oil or going home and doing nothing, not much change there but we don’t have to listen to them and we can harass them at every campaign speech….OK, let them go home.

It should come as no surprise that the latest Gallup Poll has Congress' job approval rating has dropping five percentage points over the past month, from 19% in June to 14% in July, making the current reading the lowest congressional job approval rating in the 34-year Gallup Poll history of asking the question. The previous low was 18%, last reached in May. Hey we may really be able to defeat and dump a good number of the derelicts this Fall; just keep chanting “dump incumbents”, “dump incumbents” or “dump the donkey; junk the jackasses” !

The 14% approval rating is extraordinary. Approval of Congress has fallen below 20% only six times in the 34 years Gallup has measured it. Including the latest reading, four of those have come in the past year: in July, June, and May 2008, and in August 2007. The two additional readings were from March 1992 (in the midst of the House bank check-kiting scandal) and June 1979 (during an energy crisis that resulted in surging gas prices and long gas lines), when either 18% or 19% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

The most recent decline comes almost exclusively from Democrats, whose approval of Congress fell from 23% in June to 11% in July, while independents' and Republicans' views of Congress did not change much. As a result, Republicans are now slightly more likely than Democrats to approve of the job the Democratic-controlled Congress is doing (19% vs. 11%).

Democratic approval of Congress initially surged after the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House and Senate, from 16% in December 2006 to 44% in February 2007, but by August 2007 it had fallen to 21%. Democrats' approval of Congress rebounded to 37% later that year, but has since been in a nearly continuous decline.

And here’s why. Like it or not this is how Americans see the Pelosi Congress!

And This What Another Of McCain’s Old Geezers Said!

And with everything that is going to hell here in America are being forced into what they are calling “Pelosi Pussy Peddling”: BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - During these tough economic times, many people are struggling to make ends meet. The city's housing market is in a slump, gas and food prices are rising, and some say it's either sink or swim. Now, some women are going to great lengths to make some extra cash right in Baton Rouge.

It's a fantasy, an escape for some attempting to close off the outside world. However, for the women inside who are barely clothed and strapped into high heels, exotic dancing can be a way to survive. "All of my bills were getting to be too much, especially when gas started going up," says one woman, who'll be referred to as Amber throughout the report to protect her identity.

With the average price of gasoline in these parts at an all-time high of $4.00 per gallon, and food costs rising, some women are entering the world of adult entertainment. This world of quick cash is nothing new to Amber. She stripped for three years in local clubs, but took a break after finding out she was pregnant. She then got back into the profession shortly after gas prices started rising and feeding her child got difficult. "Honestly, there are some days where I just don't eat because I can't afford to go buy food. Especially when it comes to diapers or milk, oh my God."

Amber says she's heard stories of men attempting to rape dancers in the VIP room of some clubs and women being drugged. She admits that climbing the stripper poles can be rough, but in these trying times, some women feel that for them, exotic dancing is the way to go. "It's harder. Someone looking up to you. But you know you're doing it for a better cause."

Amber says she is currently in school. She says she knows quite a few women who have recently turned to exotic dancing in order to either pay their bills, get through school, or take care of their children.


But It could be worse:

Could the 2008 Presidential race come down to the House of Representatives? ABC News thinks it’s possible, and if it does, the result could be that neither Barack Obama nor John McCain wins the White House. Instead, the Speaker of the House could ascend to the Presidency, assuming the Senate also deadlocks on a choice for VP.

Absurd? Yes. It would take a number of historical firsts to have it happen. The Electoral College would have to produce its first non-decision in the two-party era, throwing the election to Congress. The House would conduct a vote for the Presidency, and the Senate for the VP, but the vote would go by state delegations, not individual votes by members. If both chambers deadlock and remain so by the expiration of George Bush’s term, then Nancy Pelosi becomes President — temporarily:

But what if there was a tied electoral vote, neither presidential candidate could get a 26-state delegation majority in the House, and the Senate deadlocked on the vice presidential pick?

Then, Fortier said, the Presidential Succession Act would kick in.

“That would be the speaker of the House,” Fortier said, ” So the acting president would be Rep. Nancy Pelosi.”

If Congress never decides on the president or the vice president, the speaker of the House could serve all four years as president, Fortier said.

The 1800 election produced an electoral tie in a four-way race, and Thomas Jefferson eventually prevailed over Aaron Burr (fortunately) after a number of ballots. The advent of the two-party system has made Electoral College ties much less likely, however. Even if the election resulted in a 269-269 tie, Democrats control enough state legislatures to guarantee a victory in a House vote.

Even if the House ground to a tie, the matter would remain open until resolved or until the next election. Pelosi might become President, but only until the House resolved the election or until the Senate produced a Vice President to serve as acting President. Perhaps the specter of a President Pelosi would spur both chambers to make any selection as an alternative.

Feckless to Reckless (Pelosi , The troll at the bridge (Ed.)), should resign. Any leader with a record as derelict as Speaker Pelosi's ought to step down. In taking Impeachment “Off The Table” and dealing from “Under The Table” she has become the hand maiden to disaster and the sock puppet of the administration. So Click below and let’s do her job for her.

So Look Who Is Talking……

Pelosi calls Bush 'a total failure'


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush has been a "total failure" in everything from the economy to the war to energy policy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

In an interview on CNN, the California Democrat was asked to respond to video of the president criticizing the Democratic-led Congress for heading into the final 26 days of the legislative session without having passed a single government spending bill.

Pelosi shot back in unusually personal terms.

"You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject," Pelosi replied. She then tsk-tsked Bush for "challenging Congress when we are trying to sweep up after his mess over and over and over again." (What about her own? (Ed.)

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino defended Bush.

"What the president said is a fact — this is the longest a Congress has gone in 20 years without passing a single spending bill, so it's clear that the speaker is feeling some frustration at their inability to do so."

Pelosi's outburst was a departure. Her usual practice in public has been to call Bush's policies a failure — not his presidency or him, personally. Pelosi's remarks are the latest evidence of the Democrats' throw-caution-to-the-wind approach to Bush in the waning days of a presidency weighed down by an unpopular war and soaring gasoline prices.

Election Day, after all, is just over four months away; Bush's successor takes his seat on Jan. 20.

Pelosi's counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, long ago took off the rhetorical gloves. Last month, he ridiculed Republicans who sided with Bush on a Medicare bill.

"Who would be afraid of him?" Reid, D-Nevada, (Hopeless Harry (Ed.)) , said as many senators looked on. "He's got a 29 percent approval rating."

The public's view of Congress is even worse. Its approval rating has hit a new low of just 18 percent, down from 23 percent last month, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll. Bush's approval is at 28 percent, about even with the 29 percent rating last month.

Only 16 percent of those surveyed thought the country was moving in the right direction, a new low as well, although statistically the same as last month's 17 percent.

Last week Reid and other Democrats dropped any pretense of trying to fight the president on battles they were likely to lose — even on the most important part of their jobs, which is passing spending bills that keep the government running.

Of the 12 annual appropriations bills, Congress is likely to pass one or two and send Bush a temporary spending fix for the rest. That would have to suffice until a new president takes office, Reid told reporters.

Privately, Democrats have said that either candidate for president — Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain — would be easier to make laws with than Bush. But Reid made clear which he'd prefer.

"I would hope that before we would leave here this year that we would do a continuing resolution that would get us (through) until after Senator Obama becomes president," he said.