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This woman is warning us to wake up…. she speaks for about 30 minutes…..

 

     Refusing to give MSNBC’s Ed Schultz any ratings at all, I catch his show when it replays later in the evening.

     On his radio show earlier this week, the obnoxious pundit used a vile term when referring to conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. For her part, Ms. Ingraham basically brushed the comment off, stating that she would add a line or so to her upcoming book about the mysoginistic commentator.

       Yesterday, Schultz privately reached out to Ingraham to apologized, noting that he left her a message and would again try to speak with her personally. He then met with the management of MSNBC/NBC, and was apologetic for his actions, and the manner in which they reflect upon the network as a whole. Realizing he is not one who has avoided controversy, in his on-air apology, Schultz noted that he had truly crossed a line that was wrong, and accepted responsibility for his actions. His apology was extended to his wife, children and grandchildren as well. In fact, Schultz mentioned his wife more than once in his apology, so one has to believe that she was shocked at his comment on-air.

        For his part, it seems that this might be one of those more sincere statements.

For article and videos:

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ed-schultz-suspended-for-slut-comment-directed-at-laura-ingraham_b68342

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ed-schultz-apologizes-on-the-ed-show-for-calling-laura-ingraham-a-right-wing-slut/

Note: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who is very derogatory about Sarah Palin and even moreso about Michele Bachmann must have received the “word from the powers that be”, and he stated that he would try to be a little kinder in his coverage of Rep. Bachmann!

Here is a link to CPAC to all of the videos of the speakers from CPAC 2010:

http://www.cpac.org/

CPAC 2010: Speaker Videos:
 
Conservatives sign ‘Declaration’
By: James Hohmann
January 27, 2010 04:31 PM EST
The only thing missing was quills and powdered wigs.

Eleven House conservatives on Wednesday signed a “Declaration of Health Care Independence” at an event staged by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and there was no shortage of Revolutionary War rhetoric and tea party references.

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) compared Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts last Tuesday to the battle of Lexington in April 1775. The congressmen signed their names at the bottom of the so-called declaration, which had been printed in a small font to mirror Thomas Jefferson’s calligraphy.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) noted that the signers of the original Declaration of Independence put their lives and property at stake. The Republicans who signed Wednesday afternoon appeared to be in no grave political danger, since they all have fairly safe seats.

“Last week Massachusetts fired another shot that was heard round the world,” Akin said. “Each of those shots were followed by various declarations. … The shot has been fired now twice in Massachusetts, and this is a declaration.”

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), proudly displayed the document the lawmakers signed.

“It looks like the Declaration of Independence on purpose,” he said. “It has language and phrases from the Declaration, as well as the Constitution, but it does lay out the principles of what went wrong, the violations of the Constitution. … (Those who have voted for the bill) simply had a cavalier attitude about the Constitution, even though they took an oath to uphold it.”

The first half of the document decries the government “takeover” of health care, and the second portion lists 10 Republican principles for reform, including restrictions on taxpayer funding for abortions and a prohibition on the expansion of health care to illegal immigrants.

Bachmann invited President Barack Obama to sign the document. She said that the group began preparing it back when passage of a health reform bill seemed “inevitable.”

“We put a lot of time and effort into this,” she said.

King said he thinks most, if not all, House Republicans will sign.

Bachmann said the document sets out a vision of what she and the other Republicans stand for on health reform, but most of her comments were geared at explaining what Republicans are against.

“We hear you, American people,” she said. “We are for having talks out in the open. We are for being against kickbacks but for holding a bill in the right way. And we are for making sure we don’t add any more to our federal deficit.”

Bachmann announced that people can find the one-page document on teapartypatriots.org.

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=71B1E79C-18FE-70B2-A8799016B6FB3D37

 

“I’m going to treat you like a lady,” Mr. Specter shot back. “Now act like one.”

See the video @ http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/01/21/specter_tells_bachmann_to_act_like_a_lady.html

From Politico:

When asked whether the lightning rod Bachmann’s political views are “extremist,” 37 percent said yes and 54 percent said no. And when queried about whether the two-term congresswoman “is too liberal, too conservative, or about right,” 36 percent said “too conservative” while 56 percent said “about right.” (Bachmann herself must be wondering who the 8 percent are who think she’s too liberal).

“Michele Bachmann may constantly be generating controversy in the national news, but back at home she finds herself in a solid position politically,” concludes PPP in its analysis.

There’s one warning sign Bachmann will need to keep an eye on though. When asked if Bachmann “is more focused on advocating for your district in the US House or being a national leader in the conservative movement,” 48 percent said she’s more focused on being a national conservative leader, compared to 32 percent who said she is more focused on her St. Cloud and exurban Twin Cities-based district. Twenty percent were not sure.

For full story: http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/1209/Poll_Bachmann_in_a_solid_position_politically.html

from the Weekly Standard:

Behind the bench, flapping in the late-afternoon wind, was the guidon of Gruss’ 303rd regiment, worn almost to translucence in spots, but entirely intact. It had been brought back from Japan after the war by a comrade, carefully guarded through the years, and passed from veteran to veteran as time took its toll on the regiment’s numbers.

Gruss is not a conspiracy theorist or an extremist. He did not carry a rude sign or mention with malice the president of the United States. He wore a “Tea Party Patriot” t-shirt and a hat heavy with ribbons, which spoke more clearly about his claim to the title of “patriot” than any shirt could. Why did he come?

“Our freedoms are being taken away,” Gruss said, getting specific about his children’s and grandchildren’s ability to choose their doctors, care, and insurance companies. “I wanted to come here and do my part. If Obamacare comes to be…we’ll lose all that.”

Lovell chimed in: “I’m here for my children and grandchildren. I just want them to live in the same land of freedom that we were privileged to live in.”

Even when they sound mundane—when they’re dismissed blithely with legislative promises about “choice” and “competition”—those freedoms are important to Gruss. He considers all of them bought at a very high price.

“The buddies I trained with in 1943,” he said, pausing. “Probably about half gave their lives for the freedoms we have today.”

For the full tribute to this Veteran: http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/11/who_i_met_at_the_tea_party_a_v.asp

Battling Pelosicare; Update: Thousands descend on D.C., “You work for us!”

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 5, 2009 08:28 AM

Scroll for updates…Fox News is livestreaming the Capitol protest here

Hey, Nancy, look out the window. You can see health care protesters from your House.





Protest signs at the Capitol

House Republicans are holding a 12-hour live online telecast today starting at 1pm Eastern to expose the perils and pitfalls of Pelosicare — and to spotlight the GOP alternative.

You can tune in here. Spread the word.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/05/battling-pelosicare/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz1E_kF2dYw

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