Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton Calls for Gonzales' Resignation

Hillary has joined Chuckie Cheese Schumer and the rest of the democrat hypocrites in calling for the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Seems to me, it was her husband that fired all the US Attorneys when he took office. We certainly did not hear Hillary or Chuckie Cheese complain. Then again Bill Clinton is one of theirs, so it was okay. The stink of hypocrisy extends to the usual suspects in the MSN, the NY Times, Washington Post and AP, each of whom never bothered to mention this inconvenient fact in their front pages stories.

US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. He can fire 1, 2, 3 or all of them. This nonsense emanating from the dems is nothing more then political grandstanding. - Sailor

Hillary's remarks

Today's Wall Street Journal reminds Hillary of the Hubbell Standard. For all her hot air, old Hillary knows all about firing US Attorneys. After all, by her own admission she was co-President when Billy Clinton fired all of the US Attorneys. The artilce in the WSJ lays out some of the reasons for the recent firings and unlike the usual MSN suspects, takes Hilklary to task over her hypocrisy. - Sailor

"The supposed scandal this week is that Mr. Bush had been informed last fall that some U.S. Attorneys had been less than vigorous in pursuing voter-fraud cases and that the President had made the point to Attorney General Albert Gonzales. Voter fraud strikes at the heart of democratic institutions, and it was entirely appropriate for Mr. Bush--or any President--to insist that his appointees act energetically against it.

Take sacked U.S. Attorney John McKay from Washington state. In 2004, the Governor's race was decided in favor of Democrat Christine Gregoire by 129-votes on a third recount. As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and other media outlets reported, some of the "voters" were deceased, others were registered in storage-rental facilities, and still others were convicted felons. More than 100 ballots were "discovered" in a Seattle warehouse. None of this constitutes proof that the election was stolen. But it should have been enough to prompt Mr. McKay, a Democrat, to investigate, something he declined to do, apparently on grounds that he had better things to do.

In New Mexico, another state in which recent elections have been decided by razor thin margins, U.S. Attorney David Iglesias did establish a voter fraud task force in 2004. But it lasted all of 10 weeks before closing its doors, despite evidence of irregularities by the likes of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn. As our John Fund reported at the time, Acorn's director Matt Henderson refused to answer questions in court about whether his group had illegally made copies of voter registration cards in the run-up to the 2004 election."

Wall Street Journal Article

" 3-2.120 Appointment

United States Attorneys are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for a four-year term. See 28 U.S.C. Sec. 541. Upon expiration of this term, the United States Attorney continues to perform the duties of the office until a successor is confirmed. United States Attorneys are subject to removal at the will of the President.See Parsons v. United States, 167 U.S. 314 (1897)."

Which part of "at the will of the President" do the dems and the MSN not understand? - Sailor

US Code Pertaining to US Attorneys

Monday, March 12, 2007

AFL-CIO bullying Colorado on Dems’ 2008 convention

It stands to reason, based on the success of the far left of the dem party, getting the Nevada Dem Party to drop the debate to be aired on Fox, that the AFL-CIO would try and bully to have the Dem Convention moved out of Denever. Seems the union doesn't like that Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed a bill that would no longer permit secrect ballots when emplyees are voting to unionize or not. Since the dems have been in bed with big laober for decades, it will be interesting to see how they deal with this.

"WASHINGTON - National AFL officials seem determined to remove any remaining doubt in anybody’s mind that Gov. Bill Ritter did the right thing in February by vetoing Colorado House bill 1072. That hurriedly approved measure repealed a long-standing Colorado law requiring that, once a company’s employees approve a union, they have a second, secret-ballot vote on how dues will be assessed, with a 75 percent supermajority required for approval.

Why is the AFL-CIO so worried about an obscure Colorado bill? Because the vetoed measure was of a piece with the “Employee Free Choice Act of 2007” now being rushed through Congress by national Democrats, led by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. That bill abolishes all secret ballot voting in union representation contests. Doing away with workers’ right to cast a secret ballot when voting on whether to unionize is the AFL-CIO’s top national priority because union leaders think it will help them reverse their decades-long slide in membership. Less than 10 percent of all private sector workers now belong to unions.

AFL-CIO officials say they will urge Democrats to move their 2008 national convention from Denver if Ritter doesn’t agree to sign a re-introduced version of 1072. Since a quarter of the delegates to a typical Democratic National Convention are union representatives, the AFL-CIO threat is not a hollow one for DNC officials. But the AFL-CIO’s threats against Ritter and Colorado workers shows exactly why secret ballots must be protected in all workplaces nationwide. Otherwise, workers will be exposed to endless threats and intimidation from thuggish union organizers."

What is it that scares big labor about secret ballots? Could it be it limits the amount of intimidation they can use? Their claims that companies can do the intimidation is bogus. Intimindating workers is a two way street. It will be interesting to see if the dems cave on this as well - Sailor


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Court strikes down D.C. ban on guns

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

For years, the anti-gun lobby has claimed that the Second Amenedment, does not guarantee an individual's right to keep a fire arm. Now a Federal Court has decided that in fact, the Second Amendment does indeed make that guarentee.

"A federal appeals court yesterday struck down the District's 30-year-old gun ban, ruling that the right to bear arms as guaranteed in the Second Amendment applies to individuals and not only to militias.

"The Second Amendment would be an inexplicable aberration if it were not read to protect individual rights as well," the 58-page ruling said.

The 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a 2004 lower-court decision against six D.C. residents who filed suit to keep guns for self-protection.

"The District insists that the phrase 'keep and bear arms' should be read as purely military language, and thus indicative of a civic, rather than private, guarantee," the ruling said. "The term 'bear arms' is obviously susceptible to a military construction. But it is not accurate to construe it exclusively so." "


In her dissent, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson argued that the Second Amendment does not apply to DC, because it is not a state. By her reasoning then, the rest of the Constitution does not apply either. Think about the ramifications of that! - Sailor

PDF of Ruling

Friday, March 09, 2007

Nevada Dems Nix Fox Debate

Once again, the dems cave in to their ultra left wing. Then they wonder why they have problems winning Presidential elections. More interesting then the article itself are some of the lefty comments.

"by kaitlin on 03.09.2007 at 05:42 PM

bravo to the Dems. It's about time they started pushing back against their enemies! Fox News is the most deceitful, partisan and bigoted faux-news channel in the history of television and only FoxNews has the unmitigated gall to claim other news outlets are bigoted. Insanity reigns in the rightwing, neocon world.

by Ohio Poboy on 03.09.2007 at 05:41 PM

Truth, like Beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I behold little truth on Faux News because each sentence spewing from the talking head of the moment is predictable. Nothing our Feuhrer says or does is improper or incorrect. All who doubt him are weak, ignorant lesser beings, or agents and supporters of the Terrorists.

For those 30 percent who still need to see this enormous blunder of a war in rosy tones, there is a network. This is not the network, however, on which to have an objective political debate. Roger Ailes deserves the scorn and spiteful rejection of those he has so often mischaracterized and pilloried.

Why reward this behavior? Why not stand for something in the face of his red-faced, right wing invective that blasts forth from his bull horn parroting the same singular note every day?

by Vaughan on 03.09.2007 at 05:38 PM

Fox News isn't news, it's completely an arm of the Repuclican party. It is about time that the Democratic Party refuses to be bullied by Fox. Roger Ailes has repeatedly smeared dems, and it's about time for them to stop participating in spreading the Republican talking points. Maybe Fox news will learn what Fair really means."

I am sure these folks believe CBS is unbiased! - Sailor


Here is an excerpt from the Los Vegas Review-Journal editorial on this.

"The approach of outfits such as is so juvenile it's laughable. Imagine if every political organization created litmus tests for news organizations before agreeing to appear on their programming. Republicans would have boycotted PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, National Public Radio and The Associated Press decades ago.

This hyperventilation results from the fact that far-left Democrats have no comparable media outlet, nor any widespread national appeal, for their radical views in favor of heavy-handed regulation, wealth redistribution, diplomatic capitulation and economic protectionism. So they attack their rivals' messenger with a reckless barrage of rhetoric that cuts down their own allies with friendly fire."

Full Editorial

The Edwards camp is acting like this is some big victory. This just goes to show what a girly man Edwards is. You can read that here , if you need a laugh. Edwards is pandering to the nutroots. These are nothing more then a group of intolerant leftists, which Edwards has decided to join up with. I guess some people will do anything to attempt to get the nomination. Edward should go back to chasing ambulences. - Sailor

Insurgent Leader Nabbed in Iraq Raid

Another good day for the good guys in Iraq. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi has been captured in a raid near Baghdad. One less terrorist big shot on the streets. - Sailor

Full story

"BAGHDAD (AP) - The leader of the al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq was captured Friday in a raid west of Baghdad - his identity revealed by a fellow insurgent detained with him, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was captured in a raid in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, said Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, spokesman of the Baghdad security operation. U.S. officials had no confirmation of the capture.

"One of the terrorists who was arrested with him confessed that the one in our hands is al-Baghdadi," al-Moussawi said.

Al-Baghdadi has been identified in statements posted on Islamic extremist Web sites as the head of the Islamic State, which was proclaimed last year after the death of the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi."

Hilary gets Another Shill

As if the NY Times was not enough, Hilary has a new shill at CBS News. CBS has hired Clinton crony, Rick Kaplan to help stop the Katie Couric's ratings bleeding. Look out Obama, the Clinton machine has a new member! - Sailor

Golf with Bill, overnights in the Lincoln Bedroom, a personal two-and-a-half-hour tour of the White House by the president for his 21-year-old daughter are among the perks Kaplan has enjoyed. His response to press questions about the conflict of interest: "It's nobody's business." And CBS news viewers are now asked to believe it will have no effect on the former "World News Tonight" and "PrimeTime Live" producer's coverage of Hillary.

Kaplan, in fact, has long lacked professionalism and traded in bias:

• CNN had to retract its 1998 "Tailwind" report in the very first edition of the Kaplan-created "NewsStand" news magazine show. The program claimed the U.S. military used nerve gas in a mission to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War.

• In the 1993 Food Lion lawsuit against ABC's "PrimeTime Live," a jury demanded ABC pay the supermarket chain $5.5 million for fraud — and that executive producer Kaplan personally pay $35,000. Food Lion had accused the show's producers of deceiving the public with "staged events and selective editing." (ABC successfully appealed the verdict.)

• Vanity Fair reported in 1998 that Kaplan in October 1994 killed an ABC "World News Tonight" segment on the Clintons' Whitewater scandal featuring an exclusive interview with an Arkansas state trooper who claimed a Clinton aide had tried to silence him, and that Kaplan discouraged other Whitewater coverage.

• It also revealed Kaplan advised Bill on how to bounce back from his disastrously tedious speech to the 1988 Democratic National Convention, in which he was practically booed off the stage.

• The magazine also reported that Kaplan even once hired Hillary "to work on coverage of the 1980 Democratic convention."

• According to a CNN producer quoted in the Washington Monthly in 1993, Kaplan arranged for Bill to appear on New York's Don Imus radio program during the 1992 campaign.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Help Internet Radio Avoid Extinction

Seems that no matter where you turn these days, some entity is trying to make a bif financial grab and by doing so, putting some one out of business. Now, The Copyright Royalty Board, has made a ruling to increase royalties paid to artists for their music when it is played to some ridiculous percentage. A percentage only the big corporate interests can afford, and they are making it retroactive to 1 January 2006. This, if not stopped, will be the death knell of internet radio - Sailor.

Corporate interests are hard at working making sure you don't have a choice because they make more money when you have no choices. Protect Your Right To Diversity Protect your right to hear eclectic indepenent radio and discover new artists.You can save Internet radio with less than five minutes of your time. Write your congressional representative today.

Pass the word to anyone you know that loves or makes music. Also, please bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates. We need your continued support and action as the situation further develops.

Tell your representative: I do not support The Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) March 2nd decision to substantially increase royalty rates. Not only will it impact my choices, but the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) manipulation of these rates, and the CRB's indifference will hurt working artists, damage small record labels and force law abiding small webcasters, already paying a large portion of their revenue per month in royalties, out of business. This decision will also damage hundreds of small businesses providing goods and services to working artists, small record labels and small webcasters.

I respectfully ask that you evaluate the CRB decision and do whatever is necessary to establish a reasonable royalty rate for all the parties involved. Who, What and When On March 2, 2007, The CRB approved royalty rates that will bury any small webcaster, and create a heavy burden even for big broadcasters like Yahoo, AOL Music and Pandora. How high will these rates be? Around 100% of a small webcasters revenue, give or take a few points, in most cases. What?! That's impossible to pay! Yep, it sure is.. How did this happen? The RIAA told the CRB thats what they wanted, and the CRB just gave it to them.

Your're probably thinking, hey that's awful, but who are the the RIAA and CRB? RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is a lobbying group formed by the five largest record labels. They are embedded in Washington D.C. They make sure laws are written to keep them rich, no matter what. They made headlines a few years ago opening lawsuits against elderly people, single mothers and children for trading music online, even though some of them didn't even have computers. Check out the latest RIAA headlines.

The CRB (Copyright Royalty Board) is part of the US Copyright Office. The Board is charged with determining the royalty rates that would be determined by a willing buyer and a willing seller in a marketplace transaction. They decided to jack the rates beyond a broadcasters means despite decades of royalty rates being 1 - 2% of broadcaster revenue. Raise your right hand if you want to take away consumer choice, hurt working artists, damage small record labels and put small webcasters out of business.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Cadence Calls Rock Radio

Welcome to Cadence Calls Rock Radio! I am DJ Dark and this station is dedicated to supporting our troops and their families and the troops and families of our allies. Please visit our home page Sit back and relax and enjoy the great music! - Sailor