Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Constitution Day

Today is the 222nd Anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Now more than ever our founding document is under attack from all sides. As we slip further and further from the principles expounded in this great document now is a great time to stop and reflect on the genius of our founding fathers.

Unfortunately it appears that the following quote from Judge Andrew Napolitano more closely represents the current situation in Washington:

Last week, I asked South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, where in the Constitution it authorizes the federal government to regulate the delivery of health care. He replied: "There's nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do." Then he shot back: "How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh no, not a rebuke from congress?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally admonished Republican Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "you lie" during President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last week.

The House passed a resolution of disapproval on a 240-179 vote that was mostly along party lines, reflecting the Democratic majority in the chamber. Twelve Democrats voted "no," while seven Republicans voted for the measure. Five representatives, all Democrats, voted "present."
According to the Office of the House Historian, it was the first time in its 220-year history that the House has disciplined a member for speaking out during a presidential speech in the chamber to a joint session of Congress.

Well that's OK House of Representatives, the American people have already admonished you with a 63% disapproval in the latest survey. I say GO JOE, GO.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

CNN- Health care reform speech.

In the President's health care reform speech on Wednesday night he attempted to dispel the many "rumors" that are challenging his quick and easy "reform" of our health care. You can watch the CNN synopsis of the speech but one thing comes to my mind as I glanced at their headline: "CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan". They claim that 2 out of 3 Americans who watched the speech favor his health care plans-a 14 point gain among speech-watchers. That's great however in the last paragraph of the article they state: "The sample of speech-watchers in this poll was 45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican. Our best estimate of the number of Democrats in the voting age population as a whole indicates that the sample is about 8-10 points more Democratic than the population as a whole." They also state that there is a survey sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points which means that combined with the 8-10 demographic skew perhaps no one changed their mind.
Chalk up another one for the Cable Nutjob Network.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The New Math

Arrogance combined with ignorance is a dangerous thing.

"The larger the national debt, the wealthier we are."

It gets even better at the end.