Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Seems Stupak Planned to Betray Pro-Lifers Over A Year Ago – Now Group Getting $3.4B in Earmarks

Video: Stupak Speaking in Cheboygan, MI – Very Telling

Pro-Life Democrats Who Switched Vote for Health Bill Request Billions in Earmarks


The 11 House Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak who dropped their opposition to health care reform mere hours before the final vote have requested $3.4 billion in earmarks -- and one watchdog group wants to know whether the money represents business as usual, or a political payoff.

Rep. Bart Stupak announces he will vote to pass the health care reform bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 21. (AP Photo)

The 11 House Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak who dropped their opposition to health care reform legislation mere hours before the final vote have requested $3.4 billion in earmarks -- and one watchdog group wants to know whether the money represents business as usual or political payoffs.

The Sunlight Foundation says it plans to track the earmark requests, which were put in one day after health care reform cleared Congress, to see whether they're approved and whether it appears lawmakers are being rewarded for their vote.

"We know that in Congress one of the ways that leadership tries to influence members is through earmarks," said Bill Allison, editorial director at the nonpartisan organization. "So this seemed to us something good to follow."

Stupak and the 10 other Democrats were critical to the success of the health care bill. They were holding out over concerns about funding for abortion coverage but announced the president had assuaged their worries -- with an executive order restricting abortion funding -- the morning of the big vote.

Stupak's office said there's absolutely no link between the earmarks and the health care bill's passage.

"The congressman's vote for health care has no connection to annual appropriations requests," spokeswoman Michelle Benoche said. "Appropriations requests were submitted on Monday, March 22, because that is the deadline of the Appropriations Committee."

She also said his earmark requests this year are in line with prior years, in number and in total amount.

But watchdogs want to know whether there's more to the story.

Since the health care reform push hit its final stretch, numerous sweeteners for lawmakers' districts and states have been found inside the package. Earmark requests are made outside of the health care bill, making them a bit more difficult to link to any vote-trading. But it is precisely that kind of tricky-to-catch deal-making that Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said he and other GOP senators would be monitoring for months to come.

"If you think you can cut a deal now and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen," Coburn said a few days before the bill passed.

Lawmakers like Stupak have since been heavily scrutinized. Allison said the lawmakers who stood with him will find out if those earmarks are approved when the Appropriations Committee's bills come out in June or July.

The individual earmarks requests from each of those lawmakers range from $20 million to $1.4 billion. Of the eight lawmakers whose 2010 requests were available for comparison, five requested more money than they did a year ago. Stupak requested $579 million.

Here are the earmark amounts requested by the 11 House Democrats in the 2011 bill:

Rep. Jerry Costello of Illinois.: $1,418.7 million ($256.4 million in 2010)

Rep. Solomon Ortiz of Texas: $618 million ($726.1 million in 2010)

Stupak of Michigan: $578.9 million

Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio: $294 million ($305.7 million in 2010)

Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania: $236.8 million ($54 million in 2010)

Rep. James Oberstar of Minnesota.: $207 million ($226 million in 2010)

Rep. Brad Ellsworth of Indiana.: $115.4 million ($82.3 million in 2010)

Rep. Charles Wilson of Ohio: $84 million ($62.3 million in 2010)

Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania.: $67.1 million

Rep. Steve Driehaus of Ohio: $33.2 million

Rep. Joseph Donnelly of Indiana: $19.8 million ($11.65 million in 2010)

The Sunlight Foundation also says it is going to look at Republican earmarks. House Republicans say they are not requesting any earmarks for the next fiscal year, but Allison said the Sunlight Foundation will watch GOP senators to see if they appear to be putting in earmark requests for their House colleagues.

Fox News' Molly Henneberg contributed to this report.

Vote the Bums out in November… or start a recall or impeachment movement now!! And fight to overturn ObamaCare!!


Excellent ObamaCare Article by Mark Steyn

Obama’s Medicare pick urges ‘radical transfer of power’

Friday, March 26, 2010

Newest News Nuggets... Mostly ObamaCare (03.26.10)


Newest News Nuggets (03.26.10)

Dems Creating False Storyline to Distract From What They've Done?

Watch: Baucus Says Obamacare Helps Redistribute the Wealth

U.N.'s Endorsement of Obamacare Will Backfire

Spectacularly Dissent Is Noble Until Aimed at Democrats

Castro Praises Obamacare

Doctor: I’ll Quit When (So-Called) Reform Kicks In

Companies Already Stating They Can't Afford Obamacare

Today’s Hidden Tidbit in ObamaCare: (Found Thanks to As A Mom member)


Since the Health Care Reform Bill is supposed to be about health care...improving it....and the people are supposed to love it so, maybe someone can explain to me:

1. Why it authorizes the formation of an army and

2. What that has to do with health care that anyone wants?

This is a copy of the Senate bill that was approved Sunday night. Pg 1312 is the forces (LINE 13).




Obama Leaves Israeli Prime Minister Alone To Go Eat

Union Pensions Looking For A Taxpayer Bailout - Hello???

New Book: Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generationclip_image003

At the center of the theories of Saul Alinsky and Cloward & Piven, leaders of the American Progressive Movement, is creating over-whelming chaos to wear the opposition down

This is exactly what is happening now in our Country. These Nugget Links are designed to help you at see what is our there and wade through…

Please take a few moments daily to peruse what is not being covered by much of the mainstream media~

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jon Voight, (Rep Bachmann, Rep King and Other GOP Leaders): Call to Arms

Come to DC Saturday to Oppose ObamaCare

I am calling to all of you freedom-loving Americans to come once again to Washington D.C. to gather at upper Senate Park, across from the Capitol on Saturday, at 12 o’clock noon.

We must come by the thousands.


Speaker Pelosi will stop at nothing to fulfill her corrupt conquests. She will bring all of the corrupt ACORN liars to try to bully all the Democrats that may be having pangs of guilt knowing quite surely what their votes can and will do. If they’re bullied into saying “yes,” it will destroy America.

Join me (Jon Voight), Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Steve King and the GOP Leaders in Washington DC at 12 noon EST so we can give all the Democrats who know what the end result will be the courage to say: “No, do not pass this destructive bill.”

I’ll see you there.

If you can possibly get there... please go. If not, continue to call and fax your Congresspeople... Pelosi still doesn't have the votes, so it is not over and many are still teetering and can be convinced to vote NO!!!


· Bret Baier's Exclusive With Obama

· Video: Mike Pense - We Can Win This Fight

· CBO Score Release and Quoted by Dems Called a "Lie"

· Rep. Paul Ryan's Statement on House Democrats' Leak of Unsubstantiated CBO Health Care Bill Score

Quote for the Day: Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) said, "If you don't tie our hands, we will keep stealing." - WOW!!

Avoiding "Boomeritis" Injuries

The Achilles' Heel Of A Fit Generation

Orthopedic surgeons are seeing a wave of exercise-related injuries among baby boomers -- a phenomenon dubbed "boomeritis."

The March issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource covers what's behind boomeritis. Baby boomers, now in their 50s and 60s, are fitter and more athletic longer into their lives, compared with their parents' generation. They are running marathons, hitting the slopes, playing hockey, cycling the country, and more. While staying active promotes health, at age 50 and older the body is less forgiving. Injuries can occur when people push beyond the body's capability. Typical problems include
tendinitis, bursitis, stress fractures and tendon tears (such as rotator cuff injuries).

Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers these tips to help avoid boomeritis:

Doctor approval: A doctor can offer advice when a person is considering a new sport or activity. In general, it's wise to start slowly and increase gradually.

Warm-ups: A warm-up prepares a body for activity by getting the blood flowing, raising muscle temperature and increasing the heart rate. Moderate activities, such as walking on a treadmill or cycling in a low gear, are good warm-ups. Cold muscles are more prone to injury.

Stretching: Past age 40, joints, tissues and muscles may not be as flexible as they once were. Stretching after exercise, when muscles are warm, can help prevent injury and may improve performance.

Cross-training: Alternating different types of activities works various muscle groups, which helps muscles adapt to new activities. A balanced fitness program should include cardio work, strength training and flexibility exercises, such as yoga, and exercises such as Pilates that target the core muscles.

Consistency: Compressing hours of heavy activity into the weekend sets the stage for injury. A better approach is aiming for 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise daily.

Listening to the body: Boomers may not be able to tolerate the same sports or participate as long or as intensely as they could when they were younger. Significant stiffness or strain indicates too much intensity.

Avoiding overdoing: A rest period or a rest day after an intense workout can help avoid injury. A good rule is to increase activity by no more than 10 percent each week, for example, adding one mile a week to reach a 10-mile-per-week walking regimen.

Source: Mayo Clinic - Article Date: 1
8 Mar 2010 - 3:00 PDT

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bret Baier Exclusive: Obama Dodges Slaughter Rule Controversy | The FOX Nation

Bret Baier Exclusive: Obama Dodges 'Slaughter Rule' Controversy | The FOX Nation

Fox News
President tells Fox News he's not worried about 'procedural' debate
over whether House Dem leaders should go ahead with plan to
approve health care without traditional vote.

President Obama: "I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the
rules are in the House or Senate. What I can tell you is that the
vote that’s taken in
the House will be a vote for health care reform. And if
people vote yes, whatever
form that takes, that is going to be a vote for
health care reform. And I don’t think
we should pretend otherwise. And if
they don’t, if they vote against it, then they’re
going to be voting against
health care reform and they’re going to be voting in favor
of the status quo.
So Washington gets very concerned with these procedures in
whether republicans are in charge or democrats are in charge."