Thursday Open Thread – February 24th

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
What is on your mind today?

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87 Responses to Thursday Open Thread – February 24th

  1. stellap says:

    In these days of evil and sadness, it is a blessing that we have our Lord to shepherd us through life.

    Have a wonderful day, SD, and everyone else!

    More snow here in the Great Lakes state – just what we need.

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    • Doc's Wife says:

      Just picked my first daffodil here in the mountains of North Carolina. What a happy day it is.

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      • Sharon says:

        You have got to be kidding….our roads were drifting shut tonight again to the point where DH had to give up coming home the normal way, back out to the state highway, and go about 3 miles around to another option….then called the township plow-guy after he got home, and told them they better get over here again, or we’re going to be completely blocked in. Snow is sitll about 9 feet deep in the trees, and about 3-4 feet all over our yard.

        But I really am happy you found a daffodil!! Kind of like Noah’s dove coming back with a green leaf! It means there’s hope!

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    As much as I love the USA and this life, the silver lining in the cloud of current bad news is the reminder that we should be concerntrating not on this 80-year or so life of ours on earth, but eternal life thereafter.

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  3. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Saw a link to a YouTube video posted below. This mother and her two boys (ages approx. 9 and 11) took a train to Savannah, GA. After they got off the train, TSA made them go through security checks (the whole wanding thing and pat downs). Check it out:

    What sense does it make for TSA to put people through this sort of thing AFTER they get off their train at the END of their trip? What is the justification for this?

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  4. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Indiana GOP drops anti-union bill, but Democrats stay out of state

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20035497-503544.html

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    • Kristi says:

      Indiana rules are.. if a bill cant make it on the floor after a day or 2 (forget which one).. it is automatically dead. That’s why the dem’s left here.

      Supposidly, It will be brought up AFTER the big 3 election promises are passed. This fall. Which is what Indiana wants.
      The dems are staying away to make ALL of Daniels plans dead.
      We only have a 4 month working legislature.
      Daniels yesterday said he would order the legislature to work overtime. then told the dems.. ” I have all year”
      So.. I doubt our dems stay gone long. They look ridiculous. They were story #4 on the local news last night.

      Again.. the media is trying to act like Wisconsin ad Indiana are having the same fight.. we arent.

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  5. ZMalfoy says:

    Anniversary of Flag Raising at Iwo Jima. Gas prices taking wing. Finally finished that long post– will be re-reading it again before sending it to the main email. It’s a . . . personal thing, but I felt the need to write it all . . .

    Oh, and payday. Last one before possible shutdown. Hm. Well, I’ll be able to get ahead on getting ready for spring planting. . .

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  6. Jennifer H says:

    “Yesterday, Sarah Palin called on NATO to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
    From her Facebook Page, via FOX Nation:…”

    “Today, NATO officials responded.
    YNet News reported:…
    go read it 🙂

    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/02/real-leadership-sarah-palin-calls-in-nato-to-save-libyan-people-nato-responds/

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    • Bijou says:

      Wow. That’s awesome. Thanks for posting, Jennifer!

      Sarah gets a response from NATO!
      She has no office, no official status…is just a private US citizen and yet can elicit a response from NATO.

      Meanwhile…the administration waited days to say anything and then came out with a lame ‘tut-tut’comment.
      The UK telegraph calls BO “spineless” in today’s paper. Perfect!
      http://tinyurl.com/492aplt

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  7. MRM says:

    Good morning all!
    Sundance, thank you for starting us out with Psalm 23 …

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  8. Patriot Dreamer says:

    More on the illogic of the most recent ObamaCare ruling:

    ObamaCare ruling: Commerce Clause now reaches “mental activity”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/23/obamacare-ruling-more-commerce-clause-idiocy/

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  9. Patriot Dreamer says:

    U.S. Fears Tripoli May Deploy Gas As Chaos Mounts [WMD’s/chemical weapons]

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704520504576162820431712238.html?mod=fox_australian

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    • Sharon says:

      …and I’ve read elsewhere this morning the confirmation that Libya still maintains their seat on the Human Rights council at the United Nations. So if they do end up using the gas, I’m sure they’ll do it in a way that meets Hillary’s criteria. (hmmmmmm…that makes me wonder if the Arizona LEOs have ever used gas since she’s so upset by them trying to enforce United States laws?….I’ve never heard them accused of tha, or of using fighter planes to strafe the desert floor where illegals are hiding….must be some other reason she doesn’t like them doing their jobs)

      I very much doubt that either zippy or Hillary had any idea how complicated the lying and manipulating (and people-pleasing co-dependence) on the international stage could become, and how high the cost would go….no matter how intentional it is, I doubt they anticipated worldwide volitility that is completely out of their control. Liars always seem to think that their particular pricetags will somehow be more palatable just because it’s “shiny them” doing the lying. These two, among a few hundred othes, will be remembered for their soft, open-ended, public treason.

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  10. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Socialism Gone Apes***: Obama Wants To Use Proceeds From $20 Billion Fraudclosure Settlement To Reduce Underwater Mortgages

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/socialism-gone-apeshit-obama-wants-use-proceeds-20-billion-fraudclosure-settlement-reduce-un

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  11. Patriot Dreamer says:

    The latest on Van Jones:

    Van’s Grand Plan to Span the Land: A Union Protest at Every State Capitol

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/vans-grand-plan-to-span-the-land-a-union-protest-at-every-state-capitol/

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    • GracieD says:

      If they are foolish enough to come to Baton Rouge, they should bear in mind that there is plenty of swampland within minutes of Baton Rouge, where the gators are always hungry. With the weather being warm (in the mid 80s today) the gators will be waking up from their winter sleep, and they will be ravenous. I would suggest that the Van Jones crowd bear that in mind, lest they get on the bad side of a Cajun. People have been known to vanish without a trace in the Swamps of South Louisiana. I’m just sayin’…

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  12. weeweed says:

    Good morning, All! This is a really good article by a man who actually met the young marxist.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/meeting_young_obama.html

    Interesting read, and he hasn’t changed, apparently.

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    • Sharon says:

      Ok. I’m confused. The author of the article seems to say that he did not oppose where zippy wanted to go (socialist revolution) but wanted him to adapt how he planned to get there; i.e., use the avenue of political action rather than “revolution.”

      I don’t understand American Thinker’s fine Mr. Lifson choosing to publish this. We’re supposed to be pleased with the author’s suggestion of a less-threatening weapon for zippy to use to impose socialism? The author indicates he still comforts himself with the hope that he influenced zippy away from public revolution toward political action in his unchanged goal of socialism for the United States. How is that a good thing? Just more nuanced deception, it seems to me.

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      • Patriot Dreamer says:

        The author is still a Marxist, I think. But the article does provide us with a glimpse into Zippy’s past. Assuming it’s true, of course.

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        • Jennifer H says:

          I think he may have seen the light if he is a contributer to Horowitz…”John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist and a blogger at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog . …”

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      • weeweed says:

        It just shows (to me) that zero hasn’t changed. He wants a revolution. Period. Doesn’t matter how he gets it.

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  13. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave tells Newsmax that the increasingly volatile situation in the Middle East could push the price of oil quickly to $300 or even $400 a barrel.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/de-borchgrave-oil-mideast/2011/02/22/id/387042

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  14. GracieD says:

    I needed to read the 23rd Psalm this morning. All of this Public Sector Union has me somewhat unsettled. It has given me an uneasiness of spirit that is difficult tomput into words.

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    • butchcracker says:

      exactly. I think we had the same feeling…

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    • Sharon says:

      Sometimes we overlook the detail in the text of Psalm 23 that the table the Lord spreads for us actually is “in the presence of our enemies” so it should not surprise us when we sense ourselves being glared at while we are “trying to eat” (and trust and refuel). I would prefer that He set the table for me somewhere OUT of their presence, so I could relax while I eat! But that’s not what it says. However, even though the table may be set in their presence, the whole shebang is still in His presence.

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      • ZMalfoy says:

        This is true. And His glares are way harder than theirs. They can misbehave if they wish, but they’ll face the consequences. Ain’t no misbehavin’ in the House of the Lord.

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        • Sharon says:

          What you said about the quality of His glare! I like that.

          One of my favorite verses the last couple of years has been Jeremiah 10:10 “But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.”

          I think I want to be on His side….and lest I be misunderstood….that occurs on the basis of His mercy toward me.

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  15. Patriot Dreamer says:

    At FoxNews.com:

    Breaking News: Saudi National Arrested in Texas on Charges of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    Target was former President George W. Bush?

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  16. Patriot Dreamer says:

    2010′s most conservative US Senator was …

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/24/2010s-most-conservative-us-senator-was/

    Maverick? I’m actually giggling at that one!

    😀

    Seriously, though, I am kind of surprised that self-described socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t the most liberal. He’s pretty close, though.

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  17. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Letter of the day: The plight of the conservative public school teacher

    http://michellemalkin.com/2011/02/24/letter-of-the-day-the-plight-of-the-conservative-public-school-teacher/

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  18. Kristi says:

    Off to work… busy day!

    Have a great day everyone!! Talk to ya this evening!

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  19. Kristi says:

    Good article in the Indianapolis Star. The former speaker. who has led the exodus is a lunatic.
    He is trying to derail Daniels entire agenda.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110224/OPINION08/102240383/Democrats-take-stunt-too-far?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|IndyStar.com|s

    It becomes harder by the day to take Indiana House Democrats seriously.

    First, they went on strike to protest legislation they didn’t like — the so-called right-to-work bill. Then they fled the state, holing up in an Urbana, Ill., hotel, where they continue to draw paychecks courtesy of Indiana taxpayers but do no real work.

    And now, after Republicans gave in and agreed to pull the right-to- work legislation from the agenda, House Minority Leader Pat Bauer and his caucus have demanded that as many as 10 other bills be killed. Their demands are so absurd that they even included one bill that the General Assembly already has approved and sent to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his signature.

    What’s next? Asking Daniels to personally deliver room service?

    Whatever arguments House Democrats had going for them, principally that Republicans had sprung the right-to-work legislation on Hoosiers by surprise, they’ve now squandered.

    No matter how much they dislike charter school legislation, or the school voucher bill, or merit pay for teachers, Democrats can’t honestly claim that Indiana voters didn’t have the opportunity to weigh those issues before the November elections. The governor and Republican leaders in the General Assembly made clear the planks of their education reform platform well ahead of Election Day.

    Voters rewarded the GOP with a landslide victory that included a supermajority in the state Senate and 60 seats in the House. Bauer, who decried the reform efforts, was resoundingly dumped as Speaker.

    Now, after having been swept into a distinct minority in the Statehouse, those Democrats who remain in office are trying to block through childish antics what they couldn’t win through democratic action.

    After a tepid response Tuesday to Democrats’ exodus to Illinois, a more animated Daniels vowed on Wednesday to call special sessions throughout the year and send the bills to Bauer if the walkout persists. “You don’t walk off the job, take your public paycheck with you and bring the whole process to a screeching halt,” Daniels said in a Statehouse press conference.

    If Democrats don’t return to work in the next day or two, when key legislative deadlines will expire, they will deserve even worse than a hefty bill for the time and money they’ve wasted. They also should be turned out of office en masse on Election Day 2012 as voters ensure that this type of fiasco doesn’t happen again.

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    • This is what I see as a flaw in Daniels approach. The Dem’s don’t give a rats ass how they look, what people think, or popular opinion. As long as they WIN, and all their demands are met, they could care less how it happens. The ends justify any means.

      That is why I thought originally Daniels approach to them would fail. They don’t care how it looks. It really is not important. This is setting the ground rules on Month #1 of Republican control and telling the R’s what the boundaries of success are compromised of.

      This is why ‘conservatives’ eventually lose so much. Because they ‘get all owrried’ about appearances, opinions, sentiments, perceptions etc. etc. Democrats just dont. They don’t care.

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      • Kristi says:

        I was talking to my mom today she couldnt believe how off base the national media is on this too. Daniels, is a calm and nice man. He means what he says.. he tells the voters what he wants to do and does it. He has Indiana’s full support on everything that he does…its why.. he has a 70% approval rating.

        He calms things down. He keeps his promises. We have had a year long debate in Indiana on Daniels plan for the next 2 years. This was the entire mid term election here. A very big deal.
        We had teachers mad…… . story after story after story in the paper and on the news about it. Dems side of it.. and Republicans side of it…
        ALL THE REPUBLICANS campaigned on it… Daniels did radio commercials for every single republican, asking for our help to implement his agenda by giving him the majority. They are very important bills that THEY campaigned on them. We will be the only state in the nation with FULL school choice. We, the parents, can take the money spent per child and have it spent on private, charter or Catholic schools… think what that means to our kids?! We will finally lower corporate tax rates so we can attract businesses from the states who are raising theirs… we need that. Chicago has huge taxes and are raising it more. Daniels has already talked to some about moving here.. that is JOBS!
        Indiana voted overwhelmingly for them. We are psyched for them. Dick Morris even joined a huge townhall about how and when and what to expect when they are implemented. This has gone on for a freakin year.
        and what do republicans do when they finally have power?
        A SECOND gay marriage ban.. as if the first one wasnt enough.
        Stricter abortion rules… fine, I am pro life..
        But.. They made promises.. we are all for them and they forgot all about them… and then….. a right to work bill that NOBODY in this state ever heard of until last week.
        It made Me, and every other republican mad. For petes sake.. do what you promised or you are no better then democrats.

        Scott Walker campaigned on what he is doing.. good for him.
        Daniels is doing the same. NOBODY in our state house mentioned a dang thing about RTW.. not a single one. Their arrogance over finally having the majority and passing everything but what they promised was ridiculous.

        Daniels did a great thing by reminding them WHY they finally got a majority. If they didnt do what they promised, they would lose that majority.
        They can have the RTW.. but they need to honor their campaign promises FIRST. That’s what Daniels told them. He should have. His entire agenda is on the line. Why muck it up with freakin people out over something they never heard of before. He never does that.

        Indiana is NOT having the same conversation as Wisconsin.
        Scott Walker campaigned on this.. Daniels campaigned on what he wants done.
        He only has 2 years left and Indiana has a mere 4 month legislature session.

        I personally, could care less about a RTW bill. I want what republicans promised.
        All we have heard on local talk radio for A MONTH is democrats saying.. “yeah, republicans are serious about jobs.. they are passing a redundant gay marriage ban.” “Oh look.. another abortion bill”.. …. “where are the jobs, republicans?”

        Republicans being their own worst enemy.

        I dont see it any different than if our US congress critters after campaigning for a year on cutting spending and defunding Obamcare.. spent their first 40 days in office doing everything but.
        I will bet the farm that Daniels calm approach to this … Indiana will have their dems back monday.. or early in the week and Wisconsin will have protesters for a month.
        Daniels will get his agenda passed, (bi partisan too) republicans will be remembered for getting it finally done. RTW will be discussed in Indiana this summer. Daniels actually discusses it with us first gets everyone on board and it will pass. He never shoves anything down peoples throat .. just because he won.

        If you werent in Indiana during our campaign you would have no idea about this. He is never going to be a person who gets on camera and get people all riled up. I like that about him, it has served him very well here the last 6 years.
        He stuck up for Indiana by reminding republicans why they were elected.

        I liken it to 2 houses on the same street… in one house, they both drive BMW’s bought a house they couldnt afford, ran up the credit cards and then got laid off. Mr and Mrs Wisconsin.

        The other house.. they bought a house they could afford, they drive Hondas, no credit card debt. Mr and Mrs Indiana.

        Those 2 dinner table conversations are totally different. One house is mass panic, frayed nerv’s and huge set of problems in front of them.

        The other….. sticking with the plan to grow their savings and make life happier. No freakin out necessary in Mr and Mrs Indiana’s house.

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      • Kristi says:

        Oh and yesterday the dem’s were told.. NO by the new speaker. They will NOT give up Daniels agenda. Go ahead and stay in Illinois… Daniels will order a special session to get it done when you return. Enjoy your time in Illinois.

        Then they went about with their schedules.. Daniels went on a tour of Indiana and gave a speech in Ohio.
        They arent getting attention here other than being laughed at. They are a joke.
        If Daniels kept this conversation going.. they would stay in Illinois for months.. costing the taxpayers a fortune. He refuses to give them the attention they so much want.

        Its NOT the same as Scott Walker.. Walker campaigned on what he is doing. He is sticking to his guns, like he should.

        Daniels is sticking to his guns on what he promised Indiana.

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        • JRD says:

          Do Americans a favor Kristi, KEEP DANIELS IN INDIANA, thanks. We don’t want him.

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          • Kristi says:

            Why?
            I dont know if he is running.. I dont know if he could even win the primary.
            But why on earth would you dislike him?
            He made promises and he is intent on delivering them for Indiana. Its what we all in Indiana voted on in November.
            Is that wrong? For him to want to stick with his agenda? The agenda Indiana voted for?

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          • Sharon says:

            As an outsider (in terms of Indiana and knowing Daniels) I’m wondering if the disconnect for some is the same as what Pawlenty is going to face, if he keeps on positioning for running. He’s been a good Governor. Good guy. But every time I hear someone trying to encourage to believe he’s a competitor on the national stage I just cringe, because he does not have the ability to connect with people, he comes across meek and mild and terminally NICE….and it makes me absolutely crazy that people around him can’t figure out what’s going to happen to him when he starts running with the big dogs. It doesn’t matter how we appreciated him in Minnesota: it makes no sense for him to suck up air on the national stage and potentially screw up the primaries. Don’t know if there is any similarity at all…just wondering. People pushing Pawlenty always reminds me about the years when Pat Buchanan couldn’t figure out to go sit down and have a radio show or something, and I dearly wished he would.

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            • Kristi says:

              I dont know much about Pawlenty.
              Heard him on interviews. Seems like a good guy. I dont know his record though. I did hear him say that if he didnt become President, he would be perfectly happy running a bar on the beach.. hahaa

              Daniels is working for Indiana. He isnt doing anything these last few days to position himself for president. He is doing what Indiana wants. He is NOT saying or doing anything for the benefit of national media… he is doing this for Indiana and his agenda.
              I dont think he cares what anyone other than Hooisers think. He shouldnt.. he is our Governor and he is looking out for Indiana.

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            • weeweed says:

              People are talking about everybody right now – including my Governor Goodhair. We’re going to hear about everybody until we go crazy…that’s why we visit to sort it out.
              I must go visit the Quaddafi thread to see if he’s dead yet, or if anyone’s figured out how to spell his name.

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    • MRM says:

      Kristi, thank you so much for taking the time to explain. This is so helpful!

      I haven’t read all the way through yet, so my apologies if this has already been posted:
      http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/02/as_the_dust_settles_mitch_dani.html

      The article is written by a GOP operative in Indianapolis.

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      • Kristi says:

        He is a great Gov.
        according to the NY times. He is leaning towards not running.
        His wife and family hate politics. No wonder look how he has been talked about this week .. from republicans. Too bad because he would add a lot to the conversation about fiscal sanity.

        I hate republicans eating their own. They do it to Palin all the time too. Thats more infuriating to me then what dems say about republicans..
        If we dont start sticking up for our own we will hand Obama a second term.
        You never see democrats eating their own. never.

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        • MRM says:

          from the comments on the AT article:
          “Mary Katherine Ham, uber-conservative writer at The Daily Caller yesterday wrote: “I know most people don’t follow Indiana politics but always keep this in mind if you hear Daniels say something that sounds a little controversial to the conservative movement………He’s a shrewd man. He’s usually a few steps ahead of the political game and plays to win on the issues he’s promised his voters he’s take on. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it now, I can’t find a single Bill that he’s signed that compromised or diminished the Social Consevative view point of an issue.”

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        • Patriot Dreamer says:

          I’m actually open-minded about Daniels. Not sure I agree with him on a VAT tax, though, especially with the price of oil/gas likely to go up.

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          • Kristi says:

            He raised our state tax a penny.. (when the economy was good)
            We had a huge deficit.. things were pretty bleak here when he was elected.
            Once things were in order.. he lowered it back. I dont even think it was a year… I dont remember it was no big deal back then.

            I think that is what he was thinking back on. Would NEVER work at the fed level, imo.
            Once that starts.. it will never end. The next one in office would just re instate the VAT.

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  20. freedom1781 says:

    University of Central Florida Hosts Terrorists & Forcibly Removes Their Detractors
    http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2011/02/24/university-of-central-florida-hosts-terrorists-forcibly-removes-their-detractors/

    Leftists love terrorists.

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  21. freedom1781 says:

    I read this on our company’s website comments page (I work for a liberal newspaper in a very liberal college town):
    “A liberal/progressive is someone who went to college, believed everything told by people who’d starve if they had to work in the real world, then spent the rest of their life never having an original thought.”

    🙂

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  22. Jennifer H says:

    What is at stake in the union battles:
    Merv says…”This is a terrific video. It condenses the issues to their essence for voters and taxpayers”
    http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-is-at-stake-in-union-battles.html

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  23. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Politico: White House Mtg. With Lobbyists at Off-Site Locations to Avoid Detection

    “When they need us, they call us. When they don’t, we’re evil,” another lobbyist told the news outlet, who has also been to Jackson Place meetings.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/politico-white-house-mtg-with-lobbyists-in-off-site-locations-to-avoid-detection/

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  24. Patriot Dreamer says:

    High speed rail & Congressional pork of the month:

    Reason/CAGW Porker of the Month is …

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/24/reasoncagw-porker-of-the-month-is/

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  25. weeweed says:

    If you missed Rush today, here’s the transcript of “Imagine President Palin Doing This.”

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_022411/content/01125108.guest.html

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  26. Defending Scott Walker commercial. Click on link to listen and share with fellow patriots…. Fix Bayonetts !!!

    http://leagueofamericanvoters.com/walker_donation.aspx?key=710213&s=al&promo_code=BBCB-1

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    • Ad rem says:

      And here is an e-mailing from “Americans for Prosperity” that contains a link to their latest ad for Walker.
      ________________
      Thank you for signing the Stand With Walker petition and joining over 80,000 of your fellow citizens to stand with Scott Walker as he fights to restore fiscal sanity to Wisconsin! This is an incredible show of support – especially considering the petition just launched on Friday!

      Here is the latest news from AFP-Wisconsin Director Matt Seaholm. Please forward this email to your friends and family and ask them to join us by signing the petition at http://www.StandWithWalker.com.

      Another 48 hours: The Wisconsin State Assembly is entering their 48th hour of debate as of 11am on the Budget Repair Bill. Leaders are expecting debate to end today despite more than 100 amendments having been offered by Democrats. They have now limited debate to 10 minutes per amendment.
      Have you seen my Senator? The wayward 14 state senators who have shirked their duty and refuse to serve the people of Wisconsin continue to hideout at out-of-state locales. There is no indication that the Democratic Senators are planning on coming back to Wisconsin anytime soon. The Senate Majority Leader did decide yesterday that the only way that Senators will get their paychecks on March 1st will be to pick them up in person on the senate floor!
      Actions have consequences: Gov. Scott Walker warned that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if the stalemate continues and the legislature fails to pass the budget bill. Also on Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald announced his chamber would pass its version of the budget bill regardless of the situation in the Senate.
      On the ground: AFP joined thousands of activists in Wisconsin this past Saturday on Capitol Square in show of support of Governor Walker. Some legislators in the Assembly who oppose reform showed up to work yesterday wearing orange shirts that say “Protect Working Families” over their dress suits.
      We’re Winning: Protests on the Capitol Square in Madison have calmed as the union teachers went back to work earlier this week. At the same time, AFP launched a statewide TV and radio buy in Wisconsin today exposing the Senators that have fled the state. Click here to view the TV ad.
      I will continue to relay updates from Matt in Madison, but we need to continue to show support for Governor Walker to win this fight! Please forward this email to your family and friends and ask them to sign the Stand With Walker petition!

      Sincerely,

      Tim Phillips
      President, Americans for Prosperity

      http://www.youtube.com/user/AforP?tr=y&auid=7830726#p/a/u/0/adX6C01X9TU

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    • YTZ4Me says:

      Fix Bayonets, indeed.

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  27. Kristi says:

    Take 10 seconds to think of those who have helped you become what you are.

    Mr Rogers. (clapping ends at 1:28 if you want to jump ahead)

    Cute..

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