John Boehner – He’s the Republican with a Pair

johnboehnerOn Friday evening the House of Representatives passed the massively overreaching Cap and Trade bill.  Again, as has been the custom over the last couple of months, this bill was voted on with very little debate – or actual reading of the bill.  I’m confused on how legislators can vote on something that they haven’t read.  If I did that in my job I would be fired – but I guess I should be a Representative to have this kind of “perk”. 

Fortunately my Representative, Jerry Costello (D) from Illinois, and 44 of his Democratic brethren voted no on the bill.   No thanks to the 8 Republicans that voted yes on the bill. 

John Boehner (R), Minority Leader from Ohio, really says it best in this clip.  This is government at it’s best.  How do they stay awake?

Hmmm…John Boehner 2012.  Hopefully he doesn’t have any skeleton’s in his closet.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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ABC Refuses CPR Issue Ad

ABC (All Barak Channel) aired the President’s infomercial on his health care plan for America.  No opposing views.  No debate.  All that is missing is Ron Popeil or Billy Mays hawking the latest revolutionary product. 

A group called the Conservatives for Patients Rights approached ABC about running an ad opposing the infomercial.  ABC flatly denied their request.  According to the CPR:

ABC turned down CPR’s initial request last week to run paid advertising during their hour-long special presenting the President’s health care plan from the White House, basing that decision on what they called a long-term policy disallowing issue or advocacy advertising on their network. In a follow-up letter on Monday, CPR asked ABC to reconsider pointing out the fact that ABC, has indeed, accepted issue ads on their network, including issue ads by AARP, the American Medical Association, and the Pickens Plan. ABC has yet to respond. The Senate HELP Committee moved a step forward on rationing our health care by voting down an amendment along party lines put forth by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) that would have prohibited the development of health care rationing methods. Senators Kyl and McConnell have introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from using “comparative effectiveness research” – a common tool used by socialized health-care systems to dictate treatment based on cost rather than effectiveness – to deny coverage of a health-care treatment.

Here is the ad in question.

All of you who rail at me that there is no bias in the media – what is this?  Walks like a duck, talks like a duck….

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Where in the World is Governor Mark Sanford? – UPDATE: Found in Argentina

mark_sanfordI’ll have to admit that I really wondered why this story garnered national attention.  South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford evidently took off to do some hiking on the Appalachian Trail without telling his family or anyone else.  While that seems strange, and that’s not what I would do in a similar situation, is this really a big deal?  Is the Iran thing getting boring already to all the typical news outlets?

To illustrate my point, here is my favorite ex-ESPN guy (who was actually good in that role – not so much in his current position) Keith Olbermann:

These moon bats are now comparing Gov. Sanford to a loon that needs to be put in the funny farm for observation and “medication time.”.  Is he quirky?  Probably, but is that a shock for a Politician?  Not in my book.

I think the real story here is that Gov. Sanford has been one of those guys mentioned as a possible candidate in 2012 on the GOP ticket.  Coincidence?  I think not.  It seems to this humble blogger that the DNC and their willing accomplices in the Main Stream Media will propagate these stories to tear down credibility.  May I suggest getting your message to a different network than MSNBC – nobody watches that bilge (except to repost on blogs to show folly).

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

 

UPDATE:

It seems that Mr. Sanford is like many politicians (Republican AND Democrat alike) that he can’t keep his pants on.  Evidently he had a long time affair with a women he met through email correspondence in Argentina.  Like the dude over at Right Commentarycommented on Twitter – What a moron.  Michelle Malkin wasn’t quite as magnanimous, but to the point.  I second the opinions. 

What is with these guys – do they really thing the MSM will give them a pass – especially a Republican governor.  It’s like blood in the water for those sharks. 

All I can say that at least this is not happening during the primary – or during the election cycle.  Just think if John Edwards happened to be the Democratic candidate last year.  Boy, that would have been a game changer.  Timing is good for Ensign and Sanford and the right side of the aisle. 

Of course, again, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

The US Economic Problems are Solved!

I just love the Onion. 

Problem solved.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Major Garrett Actually has a Pair

It seems that FNC’s White House Correspondent actually has a pair. 

Most reporters usually ask the POTUS softball questions, but not Major Garrett.

Good work Major, but I don’t think you’ll be called on again any time soon!

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Crazy Pete’s Embryonic Stem Cell Emporium

Again, you just have to love Steven Crowder.  He has a great way of presenting relevant topics in an easy to understand format.  This week it’s Embryonic Stem Cells!

Now I don’t consider myself an expert on stem cells – adult or embryonic – but I am pro-life (hey, there’s a shock!).  Sure there are embryos that will not be used in fertility clinics and we can argue the viability of destroying them or using them for science.  OK, let’s say that we could use these embryos that will be “discarded” anyway.  What happens after that supply runs out?  Where will the researchers get the specimens?  There could be a time where these are actually harvested from women much like a crop in the field.  Of course, this is pure speculation on my part or maybe the plot line of some sci-fi movie I caught late one night.

Contrary to popular belief, President Bush did not outlaw research on Embryonic stem cells, but he did outlaw the harvesting of new embryos for the purpose of research.  This seemed reasonable to me as a starting point.  What have the researchers gained from the availability of the Embryonic stem cells?  Maybe one of our readers can help me out with that one.  President Obama recently recinded this 2001 policy so it’s full steam ahead!

On the other hand, there have been many advances with the Adult Stem Cells.  The research is busting out all over and making incredible advances.  This begs the question…why are we spending so much valuable time and money on an unproven theory of the holy grail of embryonic stem cells when the adult stems cells present such promise?  I can’t answer that question, but I’m sure Planned Parenthood has some stake in the policy. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Obamacare Coming to You!

I found this video on the Gateway Pundit site.  Mr. Obama has been very clear where he wants to take our healthcare system from employer based to a single payer (government).  Very scary to say the least.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant