Posts Tagged ‘2012
According to Nikki Finke at DeadlineHollywood, Wikipedia is going dark on Wednesday to protest SOPA/PIPA.
The point is to give people a taste of how much their lives would change if websites they are used to suddenly start disappearing because Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are given the power to obliterate sites they don’t particularly care for.
Anyone in Congress who supports SOPA/PIPA should be defeated.
All the big donors who fund the campaigns of people supporting SOPA/PIPA need to hear from the public. The most important thing you can ever learn about politics is that elected officials really don’t listen to the public — but they will leap over furniture and push their elderly mothers out of the way to take the call of an irate big donor to their campaigns.
So, the way to get Congresscritters to listen is to start haranguing their large donors. Finding them takes legwork and familiarity with FEC filings, but I guarantee you that if the public started angrily calling and writing the wealthy people who write the big checks to the people in office supporting SOPA/PIPA, this nonsense will disappear and never be attempted again.
Have you seen a list of the Congresscritters who conceived SOPA/PIPA and pushed it this far? Every one of those people should lose their seats this fall. THAT would teach a lesson to Congress in the future that if they attempt censorship of the Internet again they will find their re-election bids “censored” as well.
No doubt Kevin DuJan will have his reaction once he can get in front of a computer.
Hillbuzzers, what’s your reaction?
I know that this won’t come as a surprise to anyone but…the White House has been caught in a blatant lie in regards to the plan to remove troops from Afghanistan. Lt. General John Allen testified yesterday under oath to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the plan that Obama chose was not one of the options presented to him by General Petraeus. Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard was quick to pick up on this.
(Weekly Standard) In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.”
Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?”
Allen: “It was not.”
But wait….hasn’t Obama and his administration been telling us that the plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan was within the range of options presented to him by military advisors? Every quote from White House senior officials says that Obama’s plan falls within the range of options presented to him by General Petraeus yet the new top commander in Afghanistan has said (under oath) that Obama’s plan was not one of the options.
Not only was Obama’s plan not one of the options but top military officials are very worried about the specifics of the timeline.
“Among their greatest concerns: the White House’s insistence that the 2012 drawdown of the remaining 23,000 surge troops be completed by September. That means that drawdown will have to begin in late spring or early summer—a timeline for which there exists no serious military rationale. Afghanistan’s “fighting season” typically lasts from April through November. (Last year, it continued into December because of warmer than usual temperatures.) So if the White House were to go forward with its policy as presented, the largest contingent of surge troops would be withdrawn during the heart of next year’s fighting season.”
Hmmmm…the military is concerned about withdrawing troops by September 2012 because it’s a security risk for our troops but Obama doesn’t care about that. He only cares about being re-elected in November of 2012. The GOP should be howling over this little detail.
It’s so disgusting to me that Obama would put politics before the well being of our troops.
November 2012 can’t get here soon enough.
Already the mud is flying in the 2012 GOP field and we’re still 15 months away from the 2012 Republican National Convention. I know that all of this is normal and to be expected. Everyone has a favorite person that they would like to see as president. Some candidates are more conservative than others. Some have more economic experience while others have more foreign policy experience. Some have a less than perfect family history while others have a fairytale marriage with great children. I think that the one thing the candidates have in common is a desire to pull this country back from the brink of socialistic disaster. For this reason, we need to applaud them… even if we don’t agree on all the issues.
The left is just salivating over the infighting that they expect will happen during the Republican primaries. There will be fighting…that is to be expected… but at the end of the day, what’s important is that we stand behind the Republican nominee…no matter who it is. It may not be your favorite candidate but one thing is for sure…the Republican nominee, if elected, will begin restoring this great country. They will put the brakes on the socialistic train we’ve been on for the last 2 years. America is exceptional and I am confident that all of the GOP candidates believe that.
HillBuzz is a site for political analysis and debate. While the overall favorite candidate is Sarah Palin, it doesn’t mean that you can only post if you’re a Palin cheerleader. An Eeyore- free zone just means that we would like to see more positive comments about the candidates instead of only candidate bashing. If you feel like a certain person is not the right candidate then feel free to give us your reasons. This is Kevin’s site…I am only a guest contributor…but I don’t think we want to get into such strict moderation that we become “thought police”. I only moderate comments that are either threatening or use profane language.
I think the most powerful message we can send to the left is that no matter what….we will all go to the polls on November 6, 2012 and check the box for whoever the Republican candidate is. They want us to be fractured over the nominees and pushing for a third party write-in vote is music to their ears so we have to be united in our mission to defeat Obama in 2012.
On 1/20/2013… we will all be celebrating. Period.
My mother has always told me to “pick my battles”. When I was young, I had no clue what she meant but as I got older, I understood exactly and now I live by this mantra. My post on the Georgia House bill yesterday caused a good bit of debate (which I knew it would). Everyone has an opinion on abortion and this issue is one that can cause a huge rift and it’s one that no one will ever agree on 100 percent. Some people jumped to the conclusion that I was pro-abortion and wanted things to stay status quo in the US but I am most definitely not pro-abortion. I didn’t mean to get into the issue of the 2012 campaign when I started that post but I just sort of went off topic and it ended up being mostly about the 2012 campaign….my mind wanders sometimes.
The point I was trying to make is that we need to pick our battles when we (by “we” I mean tea partiers, conservatives, independents etc) enter into the 2012 election. The Tea Party has done a great job with their message. It can be summed up into 2 words…less government. Almost every issue we talk about during the campaign can be wrapped around those 2 words. Less government can even be applied to the abortion issue by insisting on absolutely no federal funding for abortions and defund Planned Parenthood completely. This would put a huge dent in abortions. I would venture to say that most taxpaying voters would be happy with this platform. We can’t have a hard-nosed rigid stance with this. We can win small battles that will ultimately lead to the bigger victory.
We have a lot of things we need to fix right now and abortion isn’t one of them. We have dug ourselves into a great big financial hole and it’s going to take years to get back out. While we are trying to salvage our country financially, those in the Islamic world who want to see us go down are plotting and scheming. They smell the blood in the water. We have to get back on our feet so that we can fight.
We will win the 2012 election if we continue with the same message we had for the 2010 election. Less spending, less spending, less spending…period. That should be our top priority. The American people have had to tighten their belts and cut their budgets so they want to see the government do the same thing.
So, once again…here are the things that I would like to see our 2012 candidate tackle.
1. National debt
2. Job creation (in the private sector).
3. National security (this includes a plan for border security as well as fighting terrorism)
4. Energy independence ( by this I mean a plan to begin drilling for our own oil)
I want to see an actual plan. Not just talk, talk, talk. Kevin and I have talked about the fact that it would be a good move for the 2012 candidate to already have names of the people they plan to nominate to their cabinet. I know this could be risky but it would also show the American people that they mean business and they are ready to get to work. It would be as if we are electing a team that will take back Washington and save this country….sort of like superheroes. I know this sounds corny but I like the idea.
What do you guys think?
Who would be the members of this team?
Neal Boortz ( Mr. Libertarian extraordinaire) was all over this subject on his radio show this morning.
Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) just introduced a new bill to the legislature called HB 1. This bill is basically an anti-abortion bill. It is extremely rigid with almost no wiggle room and it’s causing the lefty loons to go berserk. His bill defines the beginning of life as the moment of conception and any person who ends that life shall be guilty of murder….period. Now…I am a very devout Catholic pro-life gal and I think abortions are wrong but I think this bill goes too far.
For instance….Mr. Franklin wants all miscarriages to be investigated unless they occurred in the presence of a doctor. So in other words, if you miscarry at home, you could be investigated and you would have to prove that you did nothing to cause that miscarriage. If you took a sleeping pill or if you had a glass of wine then you would have to prove that neither of those things caused you to lose your baby…or you could be charged with murder.
This is the kind of political madness that I am worried about in 2012. I may be opening up a can of worms by saying this but…here goes….
In 2012, we (tea partiers, conservatives etc) have got to define who we are by defining what we want for our country and we have to prioritize. Abortion is an important issue for a lot of people but it will not be the downfall of this country. We can not risk losing the independent vote by supporting bills like the Georgia HB 1. Abortion has been around for a long time and there will be time to deal with it when the more dire matters are handled. We have to outline very precise goals that will put this country back on track. Here are the things that would be first and foremost on my “to do” list…
1. National debt reduction
2. Job creation…. private sector …NOT government
3. Terrorism and Islamic extremism
4. Border security and much stricter anti illegal immigration laws
5. Drill Baby Drill
Of course, there are many other things that need to be done ( union extinction, for example) but abortion should not be a top priority. Our tremendous debt is weakening us and it’s what will cause our demise if we do not take care of it….immediately. To put it bluntly…our demise could possibly usher in the reign of Islam. As Abraham Lincoln so nobly put it…we are “the last best hope” of earth. We can’t afford to kick the can down the road where our national debt is concerned but we can kick the can down the road with the abortion issue.
Save it for another day.
Did you hear Congressman Allen West’s CPAC speech?
I still have chills. I feel safer knowing he’s in Washington taking care of business. He’s…..
Here’s an interesting piece over at HoAir, about the “galaxy” of 2012 GOP contenders, which originated in the New York Times.
That means it’s most interesting in terms of detecting whatever bias the Times intended in creating it, and looking for which of the Cocktail Party establishment candidates most benefits from the charts created for the Times piece.
We have a year and change to watch the Media try to push a losing general election candidate towards the GOP’s 2012 nomination…so that Obama can secure a second term.
It would be interesting to develop some charts of our own to pay attention to which guy the Media’s pushing this week, much like it pushed John McCain towards the nomination in 2008.
Roland Emmerich's 2012 features Danny Glover as a dithering US President whose indecisions and naivete damn near cost America everything
We love Danny Glover. When he is acting in movies, not going to Venezuela to act upon his Tiger Beat infatuations with Hugo Chavez. (“But he’s just SO DREAMY! I can’t help myself, though I am getting to old for this s***. Heh, heh, heh, that’s a Lethal Weapon joke I did right there, ’cause I was in that movie. Heh, heh, heh”)
Once, years ago, when one of us was still in the fashion biz, we met Glover in the hallway of a hotel as he was en route to the coveted “Gifting Room” (where celebrities Trick or Treat for freebies in clothes, jewelry, electronics, you name it). Glover was as nice as nice could be, and even seemed to enjoy the inane Lethal Weapon references we made and humored us with a few line deliveries of the same. A class act and a good man in our book.
But, man alive is he terrible in the new movie 2012, released yesterday.
His acting is as good as ever, so it’s mainly the character he plays, a dithering, naive, incompetent black POTUS who takes as long as possible to make command decisions and ultimately becomes the very last POTUS the world will ever see…by his own choosing, actually.
We’re going to cut this post here for those of you who don’t want any spoilers….read below if you don’t mind knowing what happens in the movie:
Sarah Palin tells the Emperor he has no clothes; call her office and thank her for speaking truth to hubris
2012 can’t get here soon enough, because Sarah Palin without McCain’s handlers is a FORCE OF NATURE to be reckoned with.
“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics. This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world. These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community,” – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, March 20th 2009
NOTE: We just called the Governor’s office in Anchorage to thank her for standing up for special needs families once again, and for not letting Obama get away with making jokes against participants of the Special Olympics. We continue to be proud supporters of Governor Palin. In fact, we’re more proud of her every day, and told her office that. We also told them, and we are dead serious about this, that we will be looking for ways here in Chicago in which we can volunteer to help the Special Olympics and its participants. And when we do, we’re going to wear buttons that say, SARAH SENT US.
God bless you, Sarah Palin. You make a bunch of snarky, jaded guys in Boystown tear up with gratitude that we’re so blessed in this world to have TWO amazing women with servant’s hearts we admire. You challenge us every day to be better men, and to stand up the way you do for people who deserve our love, respect, and support.
Go, Sarah Go!
We. Love. This. Woman.
If you do too, get on that phone and call Alaska and tell her office how much her strength and leadership means to you. Go ahead and tell them a bunch of gay, Hillary-loving, moderate Democrats in Boystown, Chicago think she’s the greatest and are willing to quit our jobs and campaign for her in 3 years if she’d run for national office. The second time in our lives that we’d vote Republican would be for SARAH PALIN. And that’s a promise, folks.
Anchorage Office (the one she works out of most days):