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  • just a conservative girl 2:21 PM on 07/27/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Liberal Logic – Rahm Emanuel Edition 

    Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor, has put his liberal logic on full display for all the world to see. You see, the mayor decided to weigh in on the Chik Fil A non-controversy by announcing Chik Fil A doesn’t share “Chicago Values”. Really? It wasn’t all that long ago that the mayor admitted that some in his city have the wrong values.

    Now this same man has decided that the city needs the help of The Nation of Islam to patrol the streets to help cut down on the unending violence in the city now being dubbed “MurderTown”.

    So this idiot liberal would like to keep Chik Fil A from expanding in the City of Chicago, which of course violates our laws, because they believe in traditional marriage. This belief, held by millions around the country, is simply that marriage is between one woman and one man. It in no way wants to see discrimination against homosexuals. Gay people can do what ever they want to do with that one exception. That is it. We don’t call for violence against people, we don’t call for the death of anyone. We are simply stating that the institution of marriage is something that is held sacred and by redefining marriage we are being asked to accept beliefs that violate our religious views and conscience.

    Islam, however, is a very different story:

    The Sunan Abu Dawud, named after its editor, is another reliable collection of hadith. Ibn Abbas reports the following about early Islam and Muhammad’s punishment of homosexuals: . . . “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done” (vol. 3, p. 145, no. 4447).

    The next one from the same collection says that an unmarried man who commits sodomy should be stoned to death: “Ibn Abbas said: if a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death” (vol. 3, p. 1245, no. 4448).

    Thus, these two passages in Sunan Abu Dawud go further than merely rejecting and banishing homosexuals or sexual sinners, as we saw in Bukhari’s collection. Rather, Ibn Abbas says that Muhammad and the early Muslim community commanded their execution.

    The hadith editor Timidhi repeats Ibn Abbas’ narration: “Ikrima reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas that God’s messenger [Muhammad] said: ‘If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.’” (Recorded in Mishkat al-Masabih, trans. James Robson, vol. 2, p. 763, Prescribed Punishments). In the same hadith collection, the Mishkhat al-Masabih, a compendium that brings together other hadith collections, are found the punishments of being burned to death and having heavy objects thrown on the guilty homosexuals:

    The Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan also have such a good record when it comes to your faith, Mr. Mayor:

    “[T]he Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He wasn’t a great man for me as a black person, but he was a great German. Now, I’m not proud of Hitler’s evils against Jewish people, but that’s a matter of record. He raised Germany up from nothing. Well, in a sense you could say there’s a similarity in that we are raising our people up from nothing.” — Louis Farrakhan, radio interview, March 11, 1984

    “Jews have been conclusively linked to the greatest criminal endeavor ever undertaken against an entire race of people … the black African Holocaust. … The effects of this unspeakable tragedy are still being felt among the peoples of the world at this very hour.” — The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews (NOI book), 1991

    “Who are the slumlords in the Black community? The so-called Jews. … Who is it sucking our blood in the Black community? A white imposter Arab and a white imposter Jew.” — Speech by NOI national official Khalid Muhammad, Nov. 29, 1993

    “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!” — Louis Farrakhan, Saviours’ Day speech, Feb. 26, 2006

    So these are Chicago Values. Good to know. With values like these, it is no wonder the murder rate is so high.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 6:59 PM on 07/27/2012 Permalink | Reply

      A curious thing, this islam; on the one hand, homosexuals are to be executed, but as reported a couple weeks ago, a muslim had agreed to be voluntarily sodomized by 5 or more guys so that his rectum would be stretched large enough for the insertion of explosives. He wanted to become a human bomb. Would whittling down a length of closet rod deprive his buddies of some deviant sexual pleasure ? It`s permitted to have sex with goats, ya know !

      We know that it is OK in islam for the muslims to lie to infidels in the furtherance of the islamic cause, is it also OK to be sodomizer and sodomizee in the cause of islamic jihad ??

      Sorry ladies, I realize this is not standard dinner table fare, but the glaring hypocrisy of the ROP and what some, too many, on the left want to support or at least give appeasement to is just a bit disturbing to me ! And NO, I don`t normally spend a lot of time thinking on such subjects ! This one kinda “mooned me” as it were !

    • Don 2:15 AM on 07/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      But it’s such a “peaceful” cult, er uh, I mean religion.

      • SignPainterGuy 12:29 PM on 07/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

        “Peaceful”; they keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means !

  • backyardconservative 10:33 AM on 06/07/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Wreckovery Summer in the City TWO. Michelle 

    Buy one get one free. Not so much.

    Yessiree, Michelle O is going to be the president’s secret weapon this year. One of his best assets. Will she hold another beer summit in the White House?

    More Chicago flash mob reaction. It wasn’t just a suburban biker–two doctors in town for a convention were attacked–on or near what we call here the Magnificent Mile. You know, near the lake. Near the Gold Coast where Oprah has her perch. A comment from the Tribune story:

      Sick-of-the-Chicago-Way at 8:02 AM June 07, 2011 We have a president and Congress that wants to redistribute wealth.  These kids simply chose to remove the middle man from the deal.  Perhaps the solution is a government program that directly gives “disadvantaged” youth Ipads and Iphones

    Yes we can. Let’s Move.

    P.S. Why does Chicago have one of the highest crime rates in the country? Why is Chicago’s population back to 1920’s levels? In other news, Dems overturn the 2010 midterms in Illinois. …Maybe these women will wise up this time and be immune to Michelle’s message. Especially if they can’t move.

    Related post: Women take the long view, drop O in droves

      –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
    • SignPainterGuy 1:09 AM on 06/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps MO should rethink or at least think through this “My Plate” thing ! I went to Burger Doodle and ate in the car, or pickup, and got it in a bag, not a plate, but it covered all five of the things on “The Food Plate”. Yep, a Whopper Jr with fries and a coke ! The bun took care of the grains (wheat and dairy), the burger handled the protein, the termater is a fruit (I knew that), the lettuce, onions and fried taties (vegebles), the ketchup is more mater fruit and the mayo has a hen egg in it (more dairy). The Coke was a splurgy type reward cause I pitched out some of the fry tips for the sparrows. I`m a good guy that way !

      See………covered the whole thing and I`ll bet MO wouldn`t have approved of any of it ! The fries were really fresh and extra salty ! Mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmMMMmm !

    • backyardconservative 6:19 AM on 06/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Mmm, mmm, mmm:)

  • backyardconservative 2:11 PM on 01/26/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Barack Obama, Gemini Man 

    In sync with Fuzi’s previous post on our backwards man, I couldn’t resist, after perusing The One’s old hometown news.

    Plus, what’s Rahmbo up to.

    Sigh.

     
  • backyardconservative 11:20 AM on 10/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Building the Next Bailout…and BUST 

    TWS:

    In July, Illinois went to market with a $900 million BAB issue that attracted 93 investors, including 17 from overseas. The international investors accounted for about 30 percent of the offering. Illinois state officials even joined their underwriters, Citigroup, on a road show through Europe and Asia to drum up interest in the sale.

    Setting up the next bust in Illinois and around the country.

    Screwing up the current one. From e21 Morning eBrief:

    In Foreclosure Controversy, Problems Run Deeper Than Flawed Paperwork (Round Up)Millions of U.S. mortgages have been shuttled around the global financial system – sold and resold by firms – without the documents that traditionally prove who legally owns the loans. Now, as many of these loans have fallen into default and banks have sought to seize homes, judges around the country have increasingly ruled that lenders had no right to foreclose, because they lacked clear title. The court decisions, should they continue to spread, could call into doubt the ownership of mortgages throughout the country, raising urgent challenges for both the real estate market and the wider financial system. The White House has announced that President Obama will pocket veto H.R. 3808 which would have allowed banks to shortcut the current notarization process. See Alphaville for and the Washington Post for more more.

    Goldman Sachs: The US Economy Is Weaker Than You Think (Seeking Alpha)Goldman Sachs issued a very bullish note on the Euro this morning. Not because they think Europe is entering a period of robust growth. No, in fact they reduced their estimates for European growth based on the recent Euro strength; however, they see the U.S. economy simply deteriorating more than Europe. The chart in this presentation that jumped out was the ISM’s index compared to the orders & inventories. The orders and inventories data shows a very strong leading indication of future ISM growth. Currently, the orders and inventories data is forecasting ISM readings in the low 40s.

    Peggy Noonan on Greece and America’s reaction:

    Mr. Lewis: “The Greek state was not just corrupt but also corrupting. Once you saw how it worked you could understand a phenomenon which otherwise made no sense at all: the difficulty Greek people have saying a kind word about one another. . . . Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible.”

    Thus can great nations, great cultures, disintegrate, break into little pieces that no longer cohere into a whole.

    Read it all.

    Outrage. Outrage.

    This election is so damned important.

    Related post: Obama Desperately Trying to Save His Own Senate Seat

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative (I’m going crazy, people)

     
  • backyardconservative 2:21 PM on 09/07/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Mayor Daley to Retire. Sharks!!! 

    CBS2 Chicago. Shark sightings soon in Lake Michigan, (via Pundit & Pundette)

    More at my place.

     
  • backyardconservative 6:34 AM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Blago’s Kids as Props 

    Making a mockery of the classic pol with family photo. John Kass:

    The jury and the kids listened as prosecutors recounted Blagojevich’s famous line about selling that Senate seat: “I’ve got this thing and it’s (bleeping) golden and I’m not just giving it up for (bleeping) nothing.”

    Patti made sure the 14-year-old daughter carried a Coach bag and wore a little black dress just like mommy.

    Read the rest.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 2:53 PM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wonder what type of mind imagines dressing the 14 year old in a matching black dress and Coach bag will somehow make the right impression. I guess you need the finest clothes and accessories to go hear Daddy curse up a storm in court.

    • backyardconservative 3:07 PM on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah. Seriously. Patti is as bizarre as her spouse.

      And the 7 year old on the lap with the sippy cup. Two extremes.

  • backyardconservative 11:12 AM on 07/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama Chicago Way Seat at the Blago Bleepin Golden Table 

    The BlagObama saga gets some attention in the beltway, though not enough. They are joined at the hip. You betcha. Politico: Rod Blagojevich trial could singe White House:

    Obama — who crusaded against government-by-crony — was dragged into the proceedings last week when a top Chicago labor official testified that Obama tapped him to talk to Blagojevich about the Senate seat.

    Read the rest at my place.

    The prosecution should rest soon. Then it will be Blago’s turn.

     
  • backyardconservative 4:36 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The Obama Senate Seat Wannabe Stuffs Up 

    Well, one of Alexi Giannoulias’ angry supporters who roughed up a videoblogger on the edge of the private fundraiser in DC didn’t stop there.

    Now he’s got the women mad at him. A harassment story hit The Politico this morning.

    Giannoulias may have had nothing to do with it but it sure reinforces his thug image.

    Meanwhile, we find out Alexi employs a Blago crony in his office, and this doesn’t help today–Blago’s on tape making sexist remarks. About Michelle. And his own wife.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 5:56 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s’ like a soap opera. I can’t fathom this Giannoulias guy getting elected anywhere even Illinois.

      • backyardconservative 6:01 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I know. It makes me crazy. How does he get a pass.

        I guess people like his looks and rich, single status. Or something. Hopefully the polls are not a real indicator and those groupies will stay home.

        • rubyslipperblog 6:25 PM on 06/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

          There is still a lot going against Alexi like the Green Party candidate and low favorability ratings. Dems still have a big battle when it comes to enthusiasm. too. That PPP poll only had him in a statistical tie with Kirk. I would not say he is a shoe in by any stretch.

  • backyardconservative 1:27 PM on 06/17/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The One One Ups Capone 

    Well, we’re not seeing machine gun battles on the streets of Chicago but the rule of law is under assault by this president, and it’s getting more broad and menacing.

    You might say we’re being engulfed. (Well, it just came to me) Never let a crisis go to waste.

    The Bolshie Chicago Mob in the White House: Shakedown

    The Bully’s Pulpit

    Via Pundit and Pundette. Giuliani: If This Was Bush, He Would Have Been Impeached…

    The Law of Obama

    More. The Instapundit quotes Carville. Chicago gets a mention. And Tolkien.

     
  • backyardconservative 9:05 AM on 06/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Blago Tales: Will the Cats Sing? 

    The saga of the summer in Chicago.

    A fool or a knave? Definitely the former, according to the pictures his lawyers are drawing.

    “If this guy is a crook, he’s the most naive and stupid crook you ever met,” is how DePaul University law professor Leonard Cavise sums up a good portion of defense attorney Sam Adam Jr.’s dramatic opening statement.

    Experts say that strategy can be effective with some juries — but it can also present some tricky problems.

    More here.

     
  • Quite Rightly 2:07 PM on 06/10/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Presidents Who Really Could KSA 

    Joaquin over at How Is That Obama Vote Working Out For You???, points out that a dude who can’t even pitch a baseball faces a credibility gap when it comes to threatening to perform an activity usually reserved for tough guys.

    Joaquin has posted a list of presidents who possessed some real authority in that department. Readers might want to add their own favorites to the list.

    Now, if you want to talk about Presidents that can kick ass!

    George Washington–clearly
    Andrew Jackson–he killed a guy in a duel. So yeah!
    William Henry Harrison–yep
    Zachary Taylor–for sure
    Honest Abe–absolutely…if pushed
    US Grant–just ask Robert E. Lee
    TR–oh yeah!!
    Harry Truman–bantam weight
    Ike–yes sir!
    JFK–maybe in his prime
    LBJ–reluctantly, but yeah!
    Gerald Ford–a Wolverine
    Ronald Reagan–the Gipper
    W–sober
    Obama–*snort*

    Cross-posted at Bread upon the Waters.

     
  • backyardconservative 11:07 AM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rahm as character witness? 

    From one bleepin pol bout another.

    What could go wrong?

     
    • rubyslipperblog 11:28 AM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      You just can’t make that stuff up can you? Wow.

      • backyardconservative 12:42 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Blago has been name dropping Rahm from the get go. After all, Rahm served after Blago in the same congressional seat–and it was Rostenkowski’s before that (who went to jail for corruption). It’s possible there was horse trading on the side on who would fill that one too, though it wasn’t within the governor’s control to appoint. Lots tricky stuff for the two to plow through but Blago has nothing to lose.

        • rubyslipperblog 2:56 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

          No Blago is really like a loose cannon for the Chicago pols. I was sort of hoping we had a Rostenkowski moment after health care became law. Who knows at the rate this group is going maybe we’ll get there yet.

    • backyardconservative 3:38 PM on 06/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah:)

      Let the seniors storm the pols cars across the country:)! when medicare advantage gets cut this fall before the election–I think most plans it might be in October.

  • backyardconservative 1:19 PM on 06/01/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    This Sinister White House 

    Rahm’s Subpoena Dodging White House Strategy?

    Blago, Romanoff, Sestak and Goldfinger

    Nixonian Saturday Night Massacre on Sestak?

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • Jill 6:27 PM on 05/21/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Is Mayor Daley okay? 

    He’s behaving rather oddly. Perhaps he shouldn’t have access to firearms?

     
    • backyardconservative 9:36 AM on 05/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Who will protect Chicagoans from Mayor Daley

      I think we need Batman

      And the Supreme Court ruling to overturn the gun ban.

  • backyardconservative 4:00 PM on 04/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Blago mano a mano with Obama 

    Subpoenas The One.

     
  • backyardconservative 9:22 AM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    BlagoRahmbo Drama in Chicago 

    Where is Tony Rezko?

    Here’s Blago mano a mano with Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Video.

    And will it be Mayor Rahmbo? Stay tuned.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 11:53 AM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      There is something really fishy about the fact Rezko is nowhere to be found. Two years without sentencing? I am speechless.

      • Sherry 11:55 AM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

        But not surprised.

      • rubyslipperblog 12:04 PM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

        No not suprised Sherry. It’s just all so dag blasted stinky. When will Rezko resurface for sentencing, sometime after November 2012? I guess he will be ripe for the pardoning list by then.

    • backyardconservative 12:52 PM on 04/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah. Good point.

      My only hope is that the Feds know he can bring in someone big–but it may not be big enough.

      So that’s probably why Rezko is not talking. He’s waiting.

  • backyardconservative 6:22 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Why did SEIU’s Andy Stern Resign? 

    Following up on Ruby Slippers’ post. Is he lawyering up?

    Rezko, Alexi, Blago and the family*SEIU

    I’m not a lawyer. We may need Professor Jacobson to weigh in eventually.

     
    • Quite Rightly 6:38 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It just crossed my mind that the resignation is coincidentally timed with ACORN’s “reorganization” into a different incarnation. SEIU might be wanting to look a little cleaner too.

    • backyardconservative 6:49 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes.

      Though I’m hoping they are stuck with dirt and the Blago trial may unravel all their dirty laundry (if that metaphor works:) RICO, RICO, RICO

    • rubyslipperblog 7:06 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Blago’s trial is coming up fairly soon isn’t it? Michelle is speculating the AFL-CIO will merge with SEIU but that doesn’t preclude Stern bailing because he will soon be associated with all the dirt coming from the Blago trial.

      • backyardconservative 9:04 PM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yes. The Blago trial comes up June 3rd. He asked for a postponement but the judge said no. So it looks like it will finally happen.

  • Mary Sue 1:32 AM on 03/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Shocking News Item: Sebelius Threatens Insurers 

    Kathleen Sebelius penned a threatening note to Karen Ignagni, lobbyist for AHIP (health insurance) warning insurers they dare not try to take advantage of the Democrats’ failure to include the exclusion for pre-existing conditions in their prized piece of legislation.  Why should the disapprobation of the insurers stop now, after they willingly cooperated with Democrats for more than a year?  Chief Cheerleader for all things health care at The Washington Post gives the alternate title: Sebelius to Insurers: Make my day.  These are the children in charge of the country.

    Sebelius absurdly threatens to do what Democrats seem to specialize in these days, issue an executive fiat to paper over their ineptitude at governing.  If that doesn’t work they can always drag a few holdouts before Congress for a bit of public humiliation.  Ezra Klein counts the many ways insurers lose because Democrats can’t keep track of what they included and/or promised in their mountainous legislation:

    The losers here are actually the insurers. As far as I can tell, their reading of the law is legitimate. And they have a lot to lose from a fight with the administration. It’s not obvious that Sebelius actually can change this with a stroke of her pen, but there are plenty of other things she can do with a stroke of her pen that will make the insurance industry’s life very, very difficult. And since this policy actually isn’t a very big deal — fairly few kids are uninsured because their preexisting conditions are keeping them off their parents’ plan — I’d guess that the administration and the insurers reach some sort of accord on this.

    I am still baffled why Democrats think none of this will backfire on them when a HHS Secretary is given this much power under a Republican administration.  Sebelius can’t force the insurers help cover over Democrats’ failure to write coherent legislation, though she isn’t above trying.  Surely, *asking* for the insurers to cooperate in light of the Democrats own blunder is too much to hope for.  The only alternative this administration finds acceptable is to run roughshod over whoever or whatever is in their way.  What will they ever do about themselves?
    Cross posted at Ruby Slippers

     
    • Carol 7:47 AM on 03/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sebelius is threatening insurers and Waxman is threatening companies like AT&T, Caterpillar, etc. Nice group of people we have “working for us” in Washington.

    • Quite Rightly 10:01 AM on 03/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Propaganda being what it is, Progressives will never accept the old wisdom that they are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. I find it interesting that the disdain Progressives show for those who do not share their “facts” cuts across social and economic strata. Administration and Congressional Progress-o-crats treat industry leaders just as rottenly as the sneering Progressives in my neighborhood treat local Conservatives.

  • backyardconservative 10:30 AM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Yet another corrupt Chicago story 

    It’s the song that never ends:

    Suspected ‘front company’ has good city hall lobbyist. Former top Daley aide Gery Chico helped Azteca win minority certification. A story of suicide and political corruption. Sun Times with the kicker at the end:

    Read on. And now Americans have the song stuck in their heads too.

    At least we know now in an emergency, care is there. We may be horrifed to find when we open the door to ObamaCare it’s an empty shell too.

    More. Let’s hope it sticks all the way to November. Backlash in the states.

    More. We’ve got fight! In Shreveport. By Carol. Fuzzy’s got fight. No Sheeples. Obi’s Sister. Making new friends with a Stupak foe. Let’s Melt the Witch. Unleashing the hounds of hell on the liberals.

     
    • Quite Rightly 2:22 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Since you are on the subject of the Chicago economy, I thought I’d throw in this story that I ran into at Gateway Pundit (third comment down):

      “We have a high-tech business near Chicago. We modeled this “health-control” disaster scenario recently. Since it has now come to pass we are moving R&D and manufacturing over-seas. We will be laying off staff in the US and hiring in China and India. It’s pretty clear others will be following us. All you folks who voted for Obama and his crazy leftist friends – have a nice day. Bye”

      http://cartagodelenda.blogspot.com/

      • backyardconservative 3:17 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, thank you! I will follow up on that.

        It’s completely predictable to anyone paying attention, isn’t it.

    • fuzislippers 2:24 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, I’ve got fight alright. And it’s growing with each passing moment.

      One thing that we need to work on, as well as Congress (of course!), is electing Republican (conservative, no progs in R clothing) governors. If it comes down to it and we need a constitutional amendment to clean the slate of this healthcare horror so we can work on real, meaningful reform that respects our liberty, then we will need a minimum of 2/3 of this nation’s governors to be on board. More, if possible.

      Massachusetts will almost certainly elect a republican governor. Patrick is a disaster of the first order (and yes, suffering the economic strain of RomneyCare, in part), and he’s definitely left a sour taste in people’s mouths. Add that in with the fact that our electing Scott Brown had no impact on the scoundrels in Washington, and Mass is ripe for another republican. Take that, BO, we’ll cheer, another Scott Brown just for you as you seem not to have noticed the first one.

      • backyardconservative 3:20 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Good to hear Massachusetts is still in revolt!

        I think we have a shot here in Illinois too. If for no other reason than Dems don’t want to have to cut spending on their watch. They think they can pull the wool over voters’s eyes again, but people know the state is not paying their bills as it is. Holding back tax refunds is next.

        • backyardconservative 3:22 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Here’s the RCP map with their take on the governors.

          http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/governor/2010_elections_governor_map.html

          • backyardconservative 3:23 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

            How about you all in Pennsylvania? Looks promising, hmm?

            • rubyslipperblog 5:05 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

              Pennsylvania is due for it’s 8 year party flip. Ed Rendell has finally worn out his welcome and he’s taking the Democrats out with him. I am really devoted to getting rid of my Congressman Patrick Murphy. He is supposed to be a Blue Dog but he was one of the first to sign on to Nancy’s leadership commitment plan to wrangle up her votes. He has never had a town hall except two on the phone conducted by the newspaper and moderated by AARP. He is the biggest toad imaginable.

              Last but not least, I have a fire burning for Arlen Specter. I worked on Bush’s re-election in PA and was begged to vote for Arlen, look how I was repaid. I think he is a goner and I am going to relish that, every minute of that defeat.

              • backyardconservative 5:14 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

                And we will relish it along with you:)

                Arlen Spector, Mr. Scottish law. He gives RINOs a bad name. We have a few “blue dogs” around me I hope we get rid of as well.

          • fuzislippers 3:32 PM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

            That does look promising, actually. We can get a few of those “leans dem” for sure (MA being one, AZ another). I do think it’s important to ensure that we have sufficient governors in place to force constitutional amendments should BO get out of hand. More out of hand. It may take that to stop him. And it sure can’t hurt to have our bases covered for once, ready for anything (as it were).

  • backyardconservative 8:55 AM on 03/17/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    ObamaCare the Chicago Way 

    Congressmen may or not be naked, but the politics is. The whole country is watching and doesn’t like what it sees. No real bill, no real vote, but the thuggery is all too evident. John Kass, Chicago Tribune:

    Not even three or four pipes full of Hopium could have convinced me that the Congress of the United States would ever start looking like the Chicago City Council.

    But now, with the Chicago Way White House twisting arms for its federal health care legislation, Democrats in Congress and Chicago aldermen are beginning to share a remarkable resemblance.

    They’re starting to look like fall guys.

    “The Congress? They’re acting like aldermen. Like fall guys. And we know all about fall guys in the city of Chicago,” said Jim Laski, a former Chicago alderman and former federal inmate who is now a WGN radio talk show host.

    Democrat congressmen “desperate to keep their fingerprints off the health care thing”. It’s the Chicago Way, and Barack Obama embraced it early on. He used hardball tactics against his mentor, Alice Palmer, a member of his own party, to force her off the ballot in his first run for office. Oh, well, he gave it his own twist, enlisting the help of his high-powered Harvard Law school friends to ensure success against this little old lady on the South Side of Chicago. Rahmbo muscled in, with Daley backing, to get his Congressional seat.

    Barack Obama’s first big money man was Tony Rezko, an influence peddler and now convicted felon. The Obama Master Plan was hatched–see how it works with hospitals in Illinois. When he needed more money for his U.S. Senate campaign, he turned to Tony Rezko’s banker, Broadway Bank, run by the family of Alexi Giannoulias, whose clients included mobsters. Alexi is Illinois Treasurer and candidate for Barack’s old Senate seat. The bank is going broke and we may have to bail it out, the latest notorious client was arrested for check-kiting while trying to flee to Canada.

    It’s seamy stuff and now we see the same kind of politics in the halls of the U.S. Congress. We see evidence of jobs being offered the bleepin golden Blago way, only this time it’s in the White House.

    The congressmen may be the fall guys now, but if this ugly travesty of democracy passes we will all be the fall guys.

     
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