Monthly Archives: June 2011

Debt ceiling battle – the media

A wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread. This is what Obama, with his fiscal cliff plan, threatens us with.

The media have joined the debt ceiling battle by saying that even new Congressmen have debt, so debt is acceptable. They ignore several crucial differences between the debts of the freshman Congressmen they attack, and the national debt.

What are the media saying?

Specifically, The Washington Post looked at the disclosure forms that every new Member of Congress must file. They published a story with this headline: “Some Republican freshmen in Congress hold major debt.” How major? One new man—Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27)—has unsecured credit-card debt in a range from $45,000 to $150,000. (The form probably has a check-off line giving that range; the Post cannot say that Farenthold actually carries $150,000 in credit card balances.) More to the point, at least 30 new Members have more than $50,000 in liabilities, not counting mortgages on their homes.

Global warming and prophecy

Climate Science_Hadley Centre_main

Is it global warming? Or are Bible prophecies coming true? Actually, they have more in common than you might think.

How does global warming cause bad weather?

People now use global warming to explain all that is wrong with the physical world. Critics of George Bush even blame him for Hurricane Katrina. They charge that his lack of leadership against global warming let that cataclysmic event take place.

DOJ wants more time on HCR appeal

The Constitution is not dead

The Department of Justice (DOJ) wants more time to answer the appeal of a pro se anti-HCR case. That very request shows their weakness.

Where the case now stands

The case of Purpura v. Sebelius is the most comprehensive case against the health care reform bill. Plaintiffs Nicholas E. Purpura and Donald R. Laster Jr say that the bill is unconstitutional for fifteen separate reasons. These reasons vary from the arcane (that the bill favors certain religions because their adherents can get exemptions from the Minimal Coverage Mandate but adherents of “newer” religions cannot) to the sweeping (Obama is not qualified to sign that or any other bill, because he is not a natural-born citizen).

Israel’s oil could provoke next war

How should Israel feel about trusting Putin's Bitch?

Does Israel have oil? The very phrase Israel’s oil could change the game in the Middle East—and provoke all-out war.

Could Israel really have oil?

The Zion Oil and Gas Company has been looking for oil along the Mediterranean coast, and just south of the Sea of Galilee, for several years. Two days ago they announced that they had drilled a test well in their Joseph License lands (between Haifa and Tel Aviv) to 5900 meters. They earlier found large hydrocarbon deposits at the site, usually a good sign.

Tea Party v. NJ GOP

Mark Falzon, Tea Party Democrat

The Republican Party did not develop the Tea Party, and now seems bent on destroying it. Just look in New Jersey.

The Tea Party and its enemies

2010-2011 has been witness to many developments in this nations’ struggle to maintain her freedom against the unconstitutional forces and policies of Barack Obama. The Tea Party Movement, Conservative groups and the so-called “alternate media” such as talk radio, Beck, etc have been struggling to turn back the tide of government largesse and anti-constitutional conditions. As one would expect, the DNC, the mainstream media, the EPA, Soros and his bankrolled legions, the Justice Department, the Journo-list, and a host of corporate cronies are the brigades in Obama’s confrontation with the Tea Party Movement.

Scott Walker wins victory for Constitution

Scott Walker campaigning for Governor in 2010

Scott Walker won a victory in the Wisconsin Supreme Court today—for Constitutional separation of powers between courts and legislatures.

What did Scott Walker win today?

Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) won a ruling in his favor  from the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Court ruled today on whether his new law curtailing collective bargaining by government employees was valid. At issue: whether the legislature, in its seeming haste, had broken Wisconsin’s open meetings law by giving less than 24 hours’ notice before voting on the final bill. A lower court said earlier this year that the legislature had acted improperly, and forbade the governor to publish and enforce the new law.

RGGI auction a bust

Indian Point nuclear power plant

The latest RGGI auction had the worst showing since RGGI got started. Now we know why Chris Christie pulled out of it!

How bad was the RGGI auction?

Epic fail. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative tries hard not to admit that. But their own press release embarrasses them further. Of about 42 million CO2 allowances (each for one metric ton) up for auction, only 12.5 million, or 30 percent, sold. Furthermore, the sold at $1.89 per ton. That was the reserve price of the RGGI auction.

Michele Bachmann runs for President

Michele Bachmann official photo

Michele Bachmann will seek the Republican nomination for President, thus trading in speculation for action.

When did Michele Bachmann announce?

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN-6) announced her campaign at tonight’s Republican Presidential debate in New Hampshire. She also sent an e-mail to her subscriber list at 8:35 p.m. EDT.

For the last several months, thousands of patriotic Americans encouraged me to run for President of the United States. After many weeks of prayer and thoughtful discussion with my family and friends, I have decided to take the next step forward in seeking the Republican nomination….

Byzantine church discovered in Acco

A lighthouse in Acco

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Byzantine-era public building, probably a church, in Acco, or Acre, in northern Israel. This latest find proves that Acco was an important center for the spread of Christianity in the Holy Land.

Details of the building

The building sits 100 miles west of Tel Acco. The archaeologists also found many roof tiles, parts of marble ornamental structures, pottery, and coins. These, plus the style of the building, make it a Byzantine structure. It is the first Byzantine-era structure, other than a residential neighborhood near the sea, found in this ancient city.

Health care reform bill: another appeal

The Constitution is not dead

A little-known case against the health care reform bill, now at the Third Circuit, could have much further-reaching effects.

Where does the case now stand?

Federal building in Trenton, NJ, where a little-known health care reform bill case is on appeal.

The Clarkson S. Fischer Federal Building in Trenton, NJ. It houses the US District Court for New Jersey, where a little-known case against the health care refom bill was decided. Photo: US Pretrial Services Agency, New Jersey District

The case, Purpura et al. v. Sebelius et al., is the only case of its kind against the federal health care reform bill (HR 3590). The two lead plaintiffs, Nicholas E. Purpura and Donald R. Laster, filed their case pro se—without hiring lawyers. They listed fifteen different reasons why the health care reform bill violates the Constitution, and their constitutional rights.