Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Why Doesn't Obama Pay Women The Same As Men?

Obama claims he wants to eliminate the pay discrepancies between the sexes in America. But if that is the case then why does he pay the women on his Senate staff an average of $6000 less then the men on his staff? Who really works for women's pay rights? Senator John McCain who pays the women on his staff about $2000 more then the men on his staff. Change we can believe in, right? DKK CNS News

This, uh, Is, uh, The, uh, Most, uh, Articulate Man, uh, In Democratic, uh, Politics Today!

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Update -- as if to prove this point here is a video of today's Obama press conference via Hot Air. Just listen to this guy when he isn't reading, and he is a great reader isn't he!DKKUpdate -- In case you wondered why Obama agonizes over every word, as Prickly City points out, lets go to the video where he doesn't -- thanks to Rodger at Curmudegonly & Skeptical:DKK

Who Does A Person Support For Lower Gas Prices?

American Solutions has a new page on their site that includes endorsements of their Drill here, Drill now, Save money policy by candidates, politicians, and media sources.

There is no one from Illinois yet but since Manzullo has stated that he supports opening up domestic production this would be a good place to get that on the record.  The petition has nearly 1.5 million signatures to date.  They are shooting for 3 million and they may just make it.

Support for doing something is growing and the Democrats are on the wrong side of this issue.

Will The Real Barack Please Stand Up

We don’t know how he will act under pressure and in real circumstances demanding definitive action because he has never developed, stuck with and acted upon a fixed set of principles. So voters will have to figure out for themselves which polar opposite vision of Obama is the real one. The fact that both could be in contention is startling and sobering.
Commentary Magazine -- Krugman is stumped, too.

So Nancy, How's That Energy Plan Going? What, Still Nothing But Roadblocks, Typical.

In May 2007, Nancy Pelosi announced amid great fanfare that the Democrats had made July 4, 2007 Energy Independence Day.  Castigating George Bush for his inaction on energy policy, Pelosi noted that gas prices had reached record levels and that the newly-enacted Democratic majority would take charge of energy policy to take back the leadership from “Big Oil”.  Pay close attention to the chart behind Pelosi at the beginning:

Their stated accomplishment was the ethanol debacle and the elimination of drilling tax credits.   Nothing that, in the real world, would help.

Since then gas has risen 60%.

See the video at Hot Air.

How To Destroy A State -- UAW Style

The large disparity between the value of the Euro and the U.S. dollar has given European automakers incentive to build plants Stateside. VW has been looking for the location of its next North American plant, and it appears as though we'll have an answer by July 8. Tennessee and Alabama are said to be the two major candidates for the $788 million facility, which could come online as soon as 2011 and produce 300,000 units per year by 2018. Word from Auto Motor Und Sport is that Michigan is completely out of the picture, and considering the state's history with the UAW.
Autoblog -- VW decision on U.S. plant in July, sorry Michigan

Suicides 55% Of Gun Deaths Nationwide

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.
Suicides accounted for 55 percent of the nation's nearly 31,000 firearm deaths in 2005, the most recent year for which statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Associated Press -- Surprising fact:Half of gun deaths are suicides

Heh Indeed!

DEMOCRATIC ATTACKS ON MCCAIN'S MILITARY RECORD: "When Obama loses in November, these schmucks can look back at such tactics and pinpoint where it all started going downhill. These same people whine like little b---hes at the slightest criticism of Barack Obama. But they go right into the gutter when attacking John McCain."
UPDATE: With Wesley Clark, "we're a long way from George Marshall."
The Saddest Thing About Barack Obama's Available Military Expertise...
...is that though he has Wes Clark in his corner, the only person he knows with the experience of getting a bomb on target is Bill Ayers.
Again, heh.
In 2004 the Democrats claimed Kerry's military experience mattered, in 1996 they claimed Dole's military experience didn't matter.  I sure wish they'd make up their minds.

Lower Gas Prices In Three Easy Steps

Newt Gingrich and his American Solutions own this issue!  (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!)

  1.  Release a substancial amount of the Strategic Petrolium Reserve to the market immediately!  ("You'd have a lot of speculators going broke and you'd have taught some people about betting against the United States.")
  2. Look for oil where it is!
  3. Maximize the development of alternatives.
The US has doubled its energy efficiency in the past 30 years.  We still have room to go, but there is no way we can conserve our way out of the short term nor the long term energy needs of modern life!

Go to American Solutions and sign the petition if you haven't already.
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