GOA: Good News … and Some Bad News

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Good News … and Some Bad News

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We start with yesterday’s bad news.

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Abramski case was a lawless decree imposed by liberal judges who are way out of step with the American people — as nearly 75% of them agree that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own and sell guns.

Gun Owners of America filed two amicus briefs in support of James Abramski, a former police officer who was eligible to own firearms and who bought a handgun for his elderly uncle who was also eligible to own firearms.

Both men passed a NICS background check, yet ATF claimed that Abramski lied on his Form 4473 when he claimed he was the “actual buyer” of the firearm.

This case involves one of the greatest instances of regulatory and prosecutorial abuse that we have ever seen.

The concept of a “straw purchase” is a “doctrine” created by ATF and the courts, rather than a “crime” enacted by Congress.

ATF argued that Abramski’s statement was “intended or likely to deceive” the Federal Firearms Licensee (“FFL”), even though he specifically asked two FFLs who both told him that he was following the law.

Click here to see the analysis of the Abramski decision by Gun Owner’s legal team.

The Abramski decision throws gun laws into great confusion. After all, even Sarah Brady has admitted — on pp. 223-224 of her book, A Good Fight (2002) — that SHE BOUGHT a hunting rifle for her son for Christmas one year.

She did exactly the same thing that James Abramski did, who has been viciously prosecuted by an anti-gun Obama administration!

Maybe the Obama Administration should now open a case against Sarah Brady, who is the founder of the Brady Campaign — an organization which is, ironically, championing yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.

They should prosecute her, too, but don’t hold your breath.

This just shows the importance of this year’s elections, when voters will have the opportunity to take the gavel out of Senator Harry Reid’s hands. The Senate Majority Leader has been busy packing the courts with far-left judges who don’t respect the Second Amendment, and now the “chickens are coming home to roost.”

Now that two anti-gun judges have been confirmed to the Supreme Court under Obama’s presidency, we have an anti-gun decision authored by Justice Kagan — who was supported by Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA), among others.

Click here to see if your Senator voted for Justice Elena Kagan — and let them know your displeasure if they voted to confirm her.

Two Things to be Happy About

First, the impact of the defeat of Eric Cantor on the anti-gun amnesty bill, which would have created over 8 million anti-gun voters.  We reported on that election last week, but didn’t discuss its ramifications.

But there was every evidence that, once Cantor had passed his primary, he intended to bring up immigration amnesty in July and slam it through the House with Democratic votes.  The notion is that Cantor would have thumbed his nose at Republican conservatives, who would, in Cantor’s mind, not have been able to do anything about his perfidy.

Now that is much less likely to happen.

Pundits of all political stripes spent election night last week throwing dirt on the grave of immigration amnesty, which had been the central issue in David Brat’s defeat of Cantor.

National Review Online has not exactly been the biggest opponent of amnesty.  Yet, last Wednesday morning, NRO columnist Jonah Goldberg said that amnesty has had “a stake driven through its heart; it was drawn and quartered; it is dead; the earth was salted.”

Goldberg went on to observe that anti-amnesty Americans could not have sent a stronger message if “the Potomac turned to blood and frogs rained from the sky.”

Final victory for this year will happen only when Congress adjourns sine die.  But an attempt to ambush us appears to have been headed off at the pass.

Second thing that will make your day:  Also last week, Barack Obama was asked what was the biggest frustration of his administration.  He replied:  “My biggest frustration is that society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage.”

Obama went on to claim that the difference between the U.S. and countries like Finland is that, in the U.S., “these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses and that’s sort of par for the course.”  [Of course, 1968 Gun Control Act regulated ammunition, but the 1986 McClure-Volkmer Act deregulated it.]

This tells us a lot about Barack Obama, who has been open about his intent to implement universal background checks, but now has made it clear that he sees this as a stepping stone to regulating and banning ammunition as well.

Republicans. In Name Only..

Voting to take your Right to self defense away..

Which is what Obama wants and apparently 1 in 3 House Republicans..

Including Minnesota’s, Erik Paulsen (202) 225-2871.

Representing Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District.

He was the only Republican member of Minnesota’s House delegation to support:

According to Dudley Brown of the National Association of Gun Rights one in three Republicans decided to vote against your rights by supporting Barack Obama’s agenda to label millions of American’s “mentally ill”.  The Obama administration has been successful in denying more over 175,000 of our nations veterans their Second Amendment rights in this manner and are attempting to expand this to every American.

Another RINO.

And not the only one..

 

Media BiASS:

CNBC/NYT’s Harwood Blames Anti-Semitism for Cantor’s Defeat

 

Discussing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss, on Friday’sWashington Week on PBS, John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, a regular on NBC and MSNBC, and a political writer for the New York Times, blamed hostility to Jews in Cantor’s “very rural conservative southern district.” “Eric Cantor is a Jewish Republican. This is a very rural conservative southern district where that is not a — you don’t have a lot of Jewish members of Congress from the South.” Host Gwen Ifill, hardly a conservative, jumped in to counter Harwood’s presumption: “Oh, but he’s been elected several times from this district.”

 

CNN’s Bash To Eric Cantor: ‘Do You Think there was Anti-Semitism involved In Your Defeat?’

 

Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) made his first television interview appearances on Sunday, June 15 following his primary defeat to his a Tea Party challenger David Brat. Cantor sat down with CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the Union on Sunday and was asked by the fill-in host: “Do you think there was anti-Semitism involved in your defeat?” The CNN reporter’s question came after hyping Cantor’s faith being potentially out of step with his district: “You are a Jewish Republican, the only Jewish Republican in the House. You started your discussion after you lost, according to the Old testament talking about your Jewish faith. Your district is .25 of 1% Jewish. And your opponent is David Brat really put his Christian faith front and center.”

 

CBS Host Bob Schieffer Frets: How Does GOP Prevent Another Goldwater ‘Historic Landslide’ in 2016?

 

During a Face the Nation interview with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Bob Schieffer attempted to portray the GOP as being in a state of disarray and proceeded to compare them to the 1964 Republican Party: “So much of it reminds me of 1964, maybe I’m the oldest person around, and I probably am and maybe only one old enough to remember that. But I remember a Republican Party where you had Republican moderates mostly in the east headed by Nelson Rockefeller and then you had western conservatives headed by Barry Goldwater. Those two factions never came together and Goldwater lost the election in a historic landslide. How do you prevent that from happening?”

 

Jane Pauley, Who Campaigned for Obama, Pleads for Hillary to Become First Woman President

 

Jane Pauley, who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 as she declared “I want to see the cool, steady hand of Barack Obama on that Bible on Inauguration Day,” on CBS’s SundayMorning pleaded for Hillary Clinton to try to succeed him: “If not you, who? Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016 if not you?” In the promotional segment for Clinton’s new book, Pauley complained “it takes two pages to cover the list of countries that have already had a woman leader,” citing “Bangladesh, Indonesia, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, of course.” She fretted: “Are we waiting for alphabetical order?”

 

Only CBS Notices NPR Host Grilling Hillary Over Her Flip-Flop on Gay Marriage

 

On FridayCBS This Morning was the only one of the Big Three network morning shows to cover Hillary Clinton’s testy Thursday exchange with NPR host Terry Gross over Clinton’s shifting position on gay marriage. Neither NBC’s Today nor ABC’s Good Morning Americabothered to mention the unflattering incident for the potential 2016 presidential candidate.This Morning co-host Charlie Rose informed viewers: “Politico says Hillary Clinton rejects the idea that politics affected her views on same-sex marriage….In an interview Thursday, NPR host Terry Gross repeatedly asked Clinton about the issue.” A clip followed of the contentious back and forth in which Clinton ranted to the liberal host: “I think you are being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue.”

 

NBC Minimizes Obama’s Iraq Pullout As Contributing Factor to Islamist Advance

 

On Friday’s NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams strongly hinted that the recent Islamist blitzkrieg in Iraq was completely former President Bush’s fault: “Make no mistake: what’s happening in Iraq right now is a direct outgrowth of the U.S. decision to invade the country over a decade ago.” However, he glossed over the Obama administration’s failure to negotiate a continued U.S. presence and pulling out all American forces in late 2011 as a factor in the crisis. Williams repeated his point to David Gregory: “How does the President sell any action at all to the component of the American people who feel…it’s not our dance…even though…we broke it?” Gregory seconded his contention: “Right, that Pottery Barn rule: you broke it; you own it; you got to somehow fix it.”

Snark…From the People’s Cube…

Bergdahl Isn’t a Hero

Obama’s man came down to the white house
He was leading us from behind
I looked across and there I saw Bergdahl
Who went and joined the other side
His jihad dad was near his shoulder
This bearded father jihadi
From where I stood I saw he was lyin’
And through his words I heard him say

Bergdahl, isn’t a hero, He was a fool with his life
Bergdahl, isn’t a hero, You cost six brave men their lives
As he started to go he said, “Hates, America so.”
Bergdahl, isn’t a hero, He’s dead to me.

The platoon went searching the hillsides
The jihadis were all around
The sergeant said, We’ve got to zip our lips
Got to protect this piece of sh*t
He’s a deserter turned on us
He cost us all some extra men
And Bergdahl’s hand was shown in a moment
We all heard all the words he said.

Bergdahl, isn’t a hero, He was a fool with his life
Bergdahl, isn’t a hero, You cost six brave men their lives
As he started to go, said, “Hates America so.”
Bergdahl, isn’t a hero, He’s dead to me.

His jihadi dad read a blessing
That praised Allah’s blessed jihad way
Susan Rice said that he was a hero
They’re all so proud she lied that way
He’s dead to all of us today …

Obama Apologizes for Bergdahl Fiasco

Surprised by the adverse public and (more importantly) press reaction to the trade which saved POW private Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban’s extremist Tea Party wing, President Barack Obama today issued a public apology for the deal.

Speaking off the record to a news conference for his closest four or five hundred journOlist friends, the President said “I’m sorry President Bush screwed this up so badly. Obviously, if I had been in charge, better decisions would have been made.”

Obama finally moves to choke off American Firearms Manufacture and Sales

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Obama finally moves to choke off
American Firearms Manufacture and Sales

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We’ve heard it all a thousand times: Barack Obama’s dubious claims that he believes in the Second Amendment — that he supports hunting and fishing — that he only wants to make “reasonable, common sense” restrictions on your Second Amendment rights.

And we’ve told you a thousand times what you already knew: The man is a liar.

Obama’s goal is nothing less than to crush the Second Amendment movement — and outlaw the possession of firearms in America.

Now we have the “smoking gun” (so to speak). Obama has now moved to shut down every gun dealer and manufacturer in America by cutting off all credit from any financial institution — in addition to eliminating any ability of an FFL to process payments through the banks.

In a front-page article Monday in The Washington Times, reporter Kelly Riddell described this concerted effort by the Obama administration to choke off gun manufacturing and sales in the United States by drying up credit to gun dealers and manufacturers.

Obama using the FDIC to restrict Second Amendment rights

The effort starts with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which has lumped gun dealers in the same “high risk” category as pornographers. Coupled with Eric Holder’s Justice Department Operation Chokepoint, the FDIC’s action has encouraged banks to destroy the gun industry by dropping dealers, freezing their assets, and refusing to process their on-line sales. Already, thousands of gun dealers report being victimized by this administration effort to destroy the Second

Amendment by regulatory fiat.

And, if the gun dealer near you has yet to feel the pinch, just wait awhile.

As Barack Obama no doubt understands, if American gun dealers and manufacturers can no longer get credit, the manufacture and sales of firearms in America come to a screeching halt.

As the owner of the gun manufacturer, the McMillan

Group, persuasively argued in the Riddell article, this is nothing more than an “attempt by the federal government to keep people from buying guns.”

In fact, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Obama administration feels it can destroy a major political opponent of theirs — namely, gun owners — by destroying and demoralizing the Second Amendment movement.

GOA working the “ground game”

Already, Gun Owners of America is encouraging Members of Congress to defund Obama’s efforts to dry up funding for the firearms industry by regulatory fiat.

Congressman Steve Stockman put it this way: “It’s pretty clear that, unless Congress uses the power of the purse to stop him, Barack Obama will use his ‘phone and his pen’ to ban guns by cutting off money for gun manufacturers and dealers.”

The Obama administration has done a lot of nibbling around the edges in its efforts to ban guns by the back door. But it has now taken us to the crucible of history. And Congress, by its actions, will show whether it is willing to take on the White House and the sycophant mainline press in order to save the Bill of Rights.

Legislators are proposing bills on a wide variety of fronts.  Blaine Luetkemeyer, vice chairman of the House committee with jurisdiction, has called for legislationto block the FDIC’s insidious scheme.  And good for him!  But, given that Obama will veto any free-standing legislation to save the gun industry, an appropriations rider is also necessary.

By the way, remember the Manchin-Toomey amendment from last year?  It would have required private transactions to go through gun dealers.  Now we know what that was about.  If you have to go to a gun dealer to transfer any gun — and Obama succeeds in shutting down every gun dealer in your state (or within 200 miles of your home) — the Second Amendment, practically, ceases to exist.

Viva la Free Market

While we must work hard to defund Obama’s backdoor efforts to impose gun control, there is also a free market solution that has sprung up. One company that was hit hard by this FDIC policy has created an answer: McMillan Merchant Solutions. 

The McMillan family is no newcomer to the Second Amendment community, as they have been manufacturing guns and accessories since 1973.

A victim of the Obama Administration’s policies, the McMillans recently invented and implemented Pistol Pay — a product specifically designed to handle legal firearms transactions between two individuals in a safe and secure method. 

Now, McMillan Merchant Solutions can have gun dealers processing credit card orders inside of 24 hours. 

If a gun store you deal with has been squeezed due to the President’s administrative pressure, here is where they can get relief:http://www.mmsllc.com/

Finally, GOA has just learned that there seem to be other similar solutions.  As we check them out, we will let you know about them.

ACTIONContact your Senators and Representative. Demand that they adopt language on this year’s appropriations bills which will stop Obama from bankrupting the firearms industry by cutting off credit to gun dealers.

Miscellany ………………

Can’t have people owning those dangerous, assault, automatic .22’s!!!

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Obama smashed by MASH actor!

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Of course Shillary sees no ‘reason’ for a Benghazi investigation..

She saw no reason to save the Americans murdered there..

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Shillary thinks even ‘licensed’ gun owners cannot be trusted..

Now that’s damn funny coming from a Clinton..

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Top Billionaires Meet In NYC To Discuss Population Control

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Barack Obama and the Monsanto betrayal

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Grandma ambushed in her driveway in Detroit..

Fights back with her gun and saves self..

Now what would the gun grabbing asswipes have her do?

Oh yeah..be a dead victim is what!

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Oh Oh. Another study the gun grabbers will hate, a fact filled one..

From Purdue University..

Guns save lives!! Especially in schools!!!

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5 million vs Bloomberg..

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NRA Celebrities…Has apparently caused lefty panties to bundle up..

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Obama death list…

 

 

 

 

 

Media BiASS: Hyping Bullshit…..

Networks Tout White House Report on Global Warming; Hype the Perils of Climate Change

The broadcast networks all took a climate change study released by the White House and ran with it on Tuesday evening, advancing the administration’s narrative by hyping the threats of climate change while barely quoting any critics. ABC’s coverage was so soft that correspondent Ginger Zee bragged like a groupie that President Obama asked a question of her: “And then something interesting happened, Diane. The President actually asked me a question. He wanted to know which storm was the worst that I had ever covered.” Zee teed up Obama to defend his climate change agenda with this softball: “The new report, the climate situation that we’re in, seems pretty dire. What do you think you can get done in the next two years?” She also relayed the administration’s “excitement” over its agenda: “I spent the whole day here at the White House, and the President and the staff tell me they’re most excited about this, because they think it’s going to help people plan and respond to disasters.”

CNN’s King, Panelists Hit Obama from Left on Climate Change: ‘Why Did They Wait So Long?’

CNN’s John King, along with the AP’s Julie Pace and National Journal’s Ron Fournier, blasted President Obama from the left on Tuesday’s New Day over the issue of climate change. King highlighted Obama’s interviews with meteorologists in order to “push his agenda for climate change,” and wondered, “If the President has this power…through executive authority, and this issue is so important to him, why did they wait so long? Why not do this in the first term?” The two guests seconded the correspondent’s question, with Fournier hyping how the apparent crucial nature of the issue: “…The President has missed an opportunity to really seize one of the most important issues facing our globe – not just our country – and he’s let politics get in the way….you know, he had eight years. Why didn’t you start sooner?”

Networks Eagerly Push White House Climate Change Agenda Ahead of Obama Interviews

On Tuesday, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows all seized on a new climate change report being released by the White House ahead of a slate of interviews with President Obama conducted by network meteorologists.  On NBC’s Today, weatherman Al Roker stood in front of the White House holding up a draft copy of the report and proclaimed: “This is why we’re here. This document, the National Climate Assessment Report, it comes out later this morning, and once it does, there are going to be administration officials, scientists around, we’ll be talking with them. And then this afternoon we interview the President of the United States about this report.”

CBS Champions Elizabeth Warren’s New Student Loan Bill; Ignores Plan to Raise Taxes

Tuesday’s CBS Evening News ran a mushy feature on Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s liberal plan to let Americans refinance their student loans by hiking taxes on the wealthy. Anchor Scott Pelley touted: “Today, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would for the first time, allow Americans to refinance student loans directly with the federal government at lower interest rates. Anthony Mason tells us debt on U.S. student loans has become an albatross for millions.” Nowhere did CBS explain that Warren would pay for the refinancing through tax hikes. What also went unreported is that Warren’s bill is a Democratic ploy to garner the youth vote in an election year.

CBS Features Lynne Cheney to Talk James Madison, But Hectors on Hillary, Gay Marriage

The hosts of CBS This Morning on Tuesday featured Lynne Cheney to talk about her new book on James Madison. However, predictably, the topics drifted towards a grilling on gay marriage and her daughters’ public spat over the subject. Additionally, Norah O’Donnell rather obviously quizzed Cheney on whether being a Secretary of State, like Madison, would still be a good path for the president in 2016. On the subject of Liz Cheney’s Senate run, O’Donnell lectured, “I do think this was an interesting story, not because it’s two daughters of a prominent vice president, but also because Mary then said that her sister was on the wrong side of history.” She added, “Was Liz on the wrong side of history?” Obviously, it was a painful thing for a mother to see her two daughters fighting publicly. If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, will the co-host bring up painful, personal topics from her marriage?

Censorship: NBC Continues to Hide Obama’s Scandal Impacting Veterans

In another example of censoring a Barack Obama scandal, NBC has ignored the brewing controversy impacting American veterans and a shocking lack of access to hospital care. Though the news of up to 40 patients dying in Arizona has been going on for months, ABC finally covered the story on Tuesday’sGood Morning America, offering a scant 29 seconds. Reporter Amy Robach informed that the President is “standing by his Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” despite a call by the American Legion on Monday for his ouster.  CBS This Morning gave it 18 seconds. Robach explained that the nation’s largest veterans group has accused “Secretary Eric Shinseki and his top aides of, quote, ‘poor oversight and failed leadership,’ after reports that as many as 40 patients in Phoenix may have died because of delays in care and allegations that hospitals have tried to cover up other delays.” Despite the controversy, this was the first time Shinseki’s name has been uttered on ABC since his nomination on December 6, 2008. Fox News and CNN have both covered the scandal, but NBC has avoided it.

Media BiASS: Media Covers Up Left’s Racism…

Democratic Rep. Jabs ‘Uncle Tom’ Clarence Thomas; Will Nets Cover After Hyping Racist NBA Owner?

ABC, CBS, and NBC have set aside over 146 minutes of air time on their morning and evening newscasts to the controversy surrounding a racist tirade by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. However, as of Wednesday morning, the Big Three networks have yet to pick up on a Tuesday scoop from Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, who discovered “shocking racial comments” by a sitting Democratic Congressman. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson unleashed on Senator Mitch McConnell and Clarence Thomas, and Republicans in general, on a radio program of the New Nation of Islam – a sect that holds that “intermarriage or race mixing should be prohibited” and that blacks should be “allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own – either on this continent or elsewhere.” Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends on Wednesday devoted a full report to Rep. Thompson’s bigoted remarks.

CNN’s Tapper Spotlights Democratic Rep. Thompson’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Blast at Clarence Thomas

On Wednesday, Jake Tapper set aside a full segment on his CNN program to Rep. Bennie Thompson’s “Uncle Tom” insult of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Tapper spotlighted the “racially-charged” and controversial” remarks, where the Mississippi Democrat also denigrated Senator Mitch McConnell and opponents of ObamaCare in general as “racists.” The anchor turned to correspondent Dana Bash, who pursued Rep. Thompson about his attack on the prominent official. Bash reported that the liberal politician “doubled down” in particular on his inflammatory labeling of Justice Thomas.

NBC Poll Finds Half of Americans Disapprove of Obama; Chuck Todd Sees ‘Improvement’

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that President Obama’s approval was up slightly from his all-time low of 41 percent in March and NBC did its best to spin the 44 percent approval as good news for President Obama. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, April 30, NBC’s Chuck Todd spun how “the poll numbers are better, they’re still not good, okay? There is slight improvement on the health care law. And that directly related to slight improvement for President Obama.”

Only CBS Covers Benghazi Emails Suggesting White House Cover-Up, NBC and ABC Ignore

After White House emails released on Tuesday showed the Obama administration had a direct hand in crafting false talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012, Wednesday’s CBS This Morningwas the only network broadcast to cover the latest developments in the ongoing scandal. None of the network evening newscasts covered the story Tuesday night, with NBC and ABC continuing to be out to lunch Wednesday morning. Introducing a full report on the Benghazi emails, This Morning co-host Charlie Rose announced: “New emails are renewing controversy this morning over the Obama administration’s response to Benghazi. The documents were obtained by the conservative organization Judicial Watch. Four Americans died in the 2012 assault, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.” 

CBS Notices Controversy Swirling Around Obama Presidential Library, NBC and ABC Skip

Wednesday’sCBS This Morning featured a full report on an outrageous attempt by Illinois Democrats to shove through $100 million in taxpayer funds for Barack Obama’s future presidential library despite the state being $7 billion in debt. Meanwhile, NBC and ABC ignored the brewing controversy. This Morningco-host Norah O’Donnell noted the proposed massive spending was “a controversial move for a state that’s pretty deep in debt.” Correspondent Nancy Cordes explained: “That’s right, $7 billion in debt. But Democrats in Illinois say allocating this money will help to convince the Obama Foundation to locate the Obama Library in Chicago, while many Republicans argue the President’s hometown is the front-runner anyway and that this is an expense their state can’t afford.” 

NBC, ABC Ignore Supreme Court Ruling Giving EPA Broad Power to Regulate Air Pollution

On Tuesday April 29, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-2 decision that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate air pollution from power plants that cross state lines yet NBC and ABC failed to cover the story. Despite the unprecedented ruling by the court, only CBS bothered to cover it, with Scott Pelley giving it a mere 22 seconds on the CBS Evening Newson Tuesday night. Unlike the EPA ruling, all three networks provided extensive coverage of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that voters could decide whether or not they want to limit the use affirmative action in their respective state.

 

Joe the Plumber for President

Found here….

Joe the Plumber for President

Only weeks after leaving office, Barack Obama discovers a leak under
his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come out and fix it. Joe drives to
Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive gated community
where all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. Joe arrives and
takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the guest bathroom that
contains the leaky pipe under the sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells
Obama that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama
asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe checks his rate chart and says,
“$9,500.” “What?! $9,500?” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy
repair!

Joe says, “Yes, but what I do is charge those who make $250,000 per
year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for
free,” explains Joe. “This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of
fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law.
Now all plumbers must do business this way. It’s known as ‘Affordable
Plumbing Act of 2014.’ I’m Surprised you haven’t heard of it.”

In spite of that, Obama tells Joe there’s no way he’s paying that much
for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves. Obama spends the next hour
flipping through the phone book calling for another plumber, but he finds
that all other plumbing businesses in the area have gone out of business.
Not wanting to pay Joe’s price, Obama does nothing and the leak goes
un-repaired for several more days. A week later the leak is so bad that
Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink. Michelle is not happy as she
has guests arriving the next morning. The bucket fills up quickly and has
to be emptied every hour and there’s a risk that the room will flood, so
Obama calls Joe and pleads with him to return.

Joe goes back to Obama’s house, looks at the leaky pipe, checks his
new rate chart and says, “Let’s see, this will now cost you $21,000.”

Obama quickly fires back, “What! A few days ago you told me it would
cost $9,500!” Joe explains, “Well, because of the ‘Affordable Plumbing
Act,’a lot of wealthier people are learning how to maintain and take care of
their own plumbing, so there are fewer payers into the plumbing exchanges.
As a result, the price I have to charge wealthy people like you keeps
rising. Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work by
those who get it for free has skyrocketed! There’s a long waiting list of
those who need repairs but the amount we get doesn’t cover our costs. This
unfortunately has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, they’re
not being replaced, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because
they know they can’t make any money at it. I’m hurting too, all thanks to
greedy rich people like you who won’t pay their fair share.”

Obama says, “Joe! This is really bad. If all the rich people learn
how to fix and maintain their own plumbing and you can’t charge the poorer
people, you’ll be broke! What will you do then?”

Joe replies, “I may have to run for office!”

Bill Gates or Al Franken? Who knows more about Jobs?

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It’s a Facebook post promoting a petition to raise the minimum wage. In the post, Franken argues that such a move would “give our economy a shot in the arm.” 

Well, as you know, Al Franken and Barack Obama have spent the last six years tampering with the free market, and just look where that’s gotten us: record unemployment, massive numbers leaving the work force altogether, and ObamaCare wreaking havoc with the finest health care system in the world. 

I’d also refer you to an 
interview Microsoft founder Bill Gates — someone who knows a thing or two about job creation — gave earlier this year in which he makes mince-meat of Franken’s minimum wage argument. Gates said: 

“You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution and you’re going to go buy machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off.” 

Franken’s Friday Fail is that he’d rather keep his spot as Obama’s #1 cheerleader in the Senate than open his eyes to the truth that leftist redistribution schemes just don’t work. 

Sorry, Al — I’m sticking with Bill Gates and basic math on this one. 

P.S. Barack Obama and Al Franken are up to their old class warfare tactics to divide the electorate again this year. This time they’re pushing to increase the minimum wage and decrease the “pay gap” for women. 

But, according to a recent American Enterprise Institute report, female staffers in Obama’s White House earn only $0.88 on the dollar compared to men. And, a quick numbers crunch on the site Legistorm reveals the median salary for women in Al Franken’s Senate office is $1,408.08 less than for men. Just saying.