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News

 

 

*New*  Wal-Mart to "Nudge" us to Better Eating Habits

*New*  The Autism Vaccine Hoax

Feds Look at Technology to Disable Your Cell Phone in Your Car

FCC Vote to Take Over Internet

NJ Man Imprisoned For Legally Transporting Guns

LSU Professor's Over-The-Top Global Warming Hoax Indocrination

Calif. School Orders Boy to Remove American Flag From Bike

Nudge: DOA to use 'Food Behavior Scientists' to Modify Kids' Eating Habits

State Lawmakers Target Abusive 'Anchor Baby' Citizenship

Tea Party Coloring Book Publisher Says He's Getting Death Threats

Executive Order Rifle Ban

Scanner Vans Allow Drive-By Snooping

Global Government by 2025?

Energy Department Mandates on Household Appliances

Is There a Pro-Islam Bias in Texas Textbooks?

EPA Attacks Coal Mining Industry

Georgia Man Fined for Growing Too Many Vegetables

Illegal to Dig in Sand on Florida Beaches

President Claims Right to Assassinate US Citizens Without Trial

DOJ Drops Voter Intimidation Case

Documents Show Media Plotting to Kill Stories

Offshore Drilling Moratorium *Update* U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules

Parishes Move to Block Movement of Oil Protection

Muslim day at Six Flags: on 9/12

Kagan Nomination - Move to Disbar Kagan for Defrauding Supreme Court

Arizona Immigration Law - Response

White House Accused of Federal Crimes in Specter, Bennet Races

Utah Tries to Get Land Back from Federal Governement

White House Bribes Congressman Matheson for Healthcare Vote

Holdren's Shocking Communist Connections

Complete Diplomatic Immunity Given to Interpol

Christmas Terrorist Attack

Indoctrination of Our Children

Global Warming Hoax & 100 Reasons Climate Change is Natural and Not Man-Made

 

EPA Declares CO2 a Danger

2 Navy SEALs' detainee abuse trials moved to Iraq

Use iPhone App to Spy on Neighbors

 

 

Recovery Money Goes to Non-Existent LA Districts

Vet Ordered to Remove Flagpole From His Yard

Woman Told by State to Stop Babysitting Neighbors' Kids

 

National Endowment for the Arts Creating Propaganda

Humana Threatened by Government

New York Health Care Workers Revolt Over Forced Swine Flu Vaccine

Support Whole Foods

MSNBC Caught in Lie

Freedom of Speech Violated in Baton Rouge

Legislation

*New* FCC Vote to Take Over Internet

*New* Fighting the Lightbulb Ban

Offshore Drilling Moratorium/Permitorium  *Update* U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules

Parental Rights Amendment

Livable Communities Act of 2009

CLEAR Acts

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act *update* Bill Passes

Kagan Nomination - Move to Disbar Kagan for Defrauding Supreme Court

SEC Exempt from Transparency Laws - Financial Reform Bill

President Claims Right to Assassinate US Citizens Without Trial

Disclose Act

Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009

Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act

Louisiana Legislation

Wall Street Reform Bill

Statehood for Puerto Rico

Complete Diplomatic Immunity Given to Interpol

Health Care Reform *update - House Repeals ObamaCare*  and *Judge Rules Bill Unconstitutional*

Cap and Trade

Clean Water Restoration Act

Global Warming Hoax & 100 Reasons Climate Change is Natural and Not Man-Made

EPA Declares CO2 a Danger

Kyoto Treaty - International Treaty, Renewal in Dec. 09

Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act 

Cybersecurity Act of 2009

Net Neutrality

Sanctity of Human Life Act - Bill States Life Begins at Fertilization

Term Limits for All

Fair Tax Act

Proposed Read the Bills Act

One Subject at a Time Act

CAP the DEBT Act

Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009

Immigration

Sunset All Czars Act

Defund ACORN Bills

Community Reinvestment Modernization Act of 2009

Cass Sunstein Confirmation

Sotomayor Confirmation

Child Support Protection Act of 2009

National Defense Authorization Act for 2010 - Hate Crimes Amendment Added

Fighting the Lightbulb Ban

* Update *

Barton leads Republican effort to repeal light bulb ban (more here)

H.R.91

Latest Title: Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
Sponsor:
Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (20)
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such pro
visions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


SUMMARY AS OF:
1/5/2011--Introduced.

Better Use of Light Bulbs Act - Repeals provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 concerning lighting energy efficiency, including provisions that: (1) prescribe energy efficiency standards for general service incandescent lamps, rough service lamps, and other designated lamps; (2) direct the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to conduct and report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on an annual assessment of the market for general service lamps and compact fluorescent lamps; (3) direct the Secretary to carry out a proactive national program of consumer awareness, information, and education about lamp labels and energy-efficient lighting choices; (4) prohibit a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler from distributing in commerce specified adapters for incandescent lamps; (5) authorize the Secretary to carry out a lighting technology research and development program; (6) set forth minimum energy efficiency standards for incandescent reflector lamps; (7) sets forth requirements for the use of energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs in public building construction, alteration, and acquisition; and (8) require metal halide lamp fixtures and energy efficiency labeling for designated consumer electronic products to be included within the Energy Policy and Conservation Act's (EPCA) regulatory oversight.

 


 

A message from the Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee


"I am very happy to announce that the Republicans have taken the initiative on repealing the incandescent light bulb ban. Article here.

 

 

The bill died a quick death, unfortunately but unsurprisingly (stuffed in a subcommittee one day after its introduction).  

 

 

So it is now up to us encourage the sponsors of H.R. 6144, the leadership of the House and Senate, etc. to bring this bill up for a vote next year when Republicans will have control of the House and greater numbers in the Senate.

 

I encourage everyone to call rather than write/e-mail and get a solid answer (a Yes or a No) from each rep or senator as to whether or not he will see to it that this bill will be re-introduced next year.  Then we wait till January and go from there.  (If you’re not comfortable calling, I hope you will use another method to contact Congress.  The more pressure, the better.)

 

Here are a few folks I recommend we contact about this bill.  Contact more, of course, if you feel so inclined.  And don’t feel like you have to contact all of them in a single day.  Just call one a day if you want.

 

In the House:

 

Rep. Boehner

Rep. Cantor

Rep. Hensarling

Rep. Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Barton (sponsor of the bill)

Rep. Burgess (co-sponsor of bill)

Rep. Blackburn (co-sponsor of bill)

Rep. Bachmann

Rep. McCotter

Rep. Ron Paul

Your Louisiana federal representative

 

House members’ contact information is easy to retrieve.  Simply mash this link.

 

and select the rep’s name from the drop-down list at the top of the page.  If you don’t know who your federal rep is, go here.

 

 

In the Senate:

 

Sen. McConnell

Sen. DeMint

Sen. Kyle

Sen. Coburn

Sen. Barasso

Sen. Thune

Sen. Vitter

Sen. Landrieu (I know, I know… let’s try any way.)

 

Senator e-mail and phone information is available here.

 

Newly elected senators (not yet sworn in)

 

Senator-Elect Rand Paul

E-mail plus phone here.

 

Senator-Elect Mike Lee

E-mail plus phone here.

 

Please let me know what kind of response you get.  After I’ve collected several accounts, I’ll update you all on the support the bill seems to have going into next year.

 

I appreciate your help (and so does everyone who enjoys the glow of an incandescent light bulb!).

 

Walt Garlington

Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee

http://lassc.wordpress.com

Feds Look at Technology to Disable Your Cell Phone in Your Car

"It’s been no secret that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood would stop all drivers from talking on cell phones if he could. And now we have a clearer picture of what he may have in mind. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program Tuesday, LaHood started talking technology:"

Read more here.

FCC Vote to Take Over Internet

It’s Official – The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December

by Seton Motley

"Just this past Friday, we warned you that a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) December Internet power grab was probably coming.

Well, we now know that it is – and it may be even worse than we thought.

Details have been sketchy, and successive reports often contradictory, but what follows is what seems to be looming over us in December. (We will know for sure on Wednesday, November 24 – if the FCC maintains its current December 15 meeting date.)

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appears to be preparing to dramatically increase the FCC’s regulatory role over the Internet (in TWO ways; more on that later).
"

Read more here.

Parental Rights Amendment

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.

In the House of Representatives:
Bill # H.J.RES.42
SUMMARY AS OF:
3/31/2009--Introduced.

Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

States that neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

Provides that no treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this amendment.

In the Senate:
Bill # S.J.RES.16
SUMMARY AS OF:
5/14/2009--Introduced.

Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

States that neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its government interest as applied to the child involved is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

States that no treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this amendment.



Parental Rights.org Petition Supporting Parental Rights Amendment here.


U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The UNCRC is an international treaty focused on promoting the rights of children and seeking to give children priority in the implementation of governmental measures. The Convention claims to offer a road map that will guide government officials in the improvement of laws and policies, by defining which rights the government should give to children.


A Message from ParentalRights.Org:

Shocking U.N. Efforts to Undermine Youth Morals

During the last week, a well-respected leader in the pro-family movement, Terrence McKeegan, Vice President and Senior Counsel for C-FAM, shared with me his research about the UN’s latest efforts to attack the moral foundation of families and children. In the last week a major youth conference was held in Mexico which was aimed at creating a new declaration for youth to be enacted by the UN General Assembly in connection with the “International Year for Youth.”

One of the things called for in the proposed resolution is full access for all youth to “universal access to reproductive health.” These words are loaded with hidden meanings. However, McKeegan has unmasked these hidden meanings by gathering copies of UN brochures that it distributed at its youth conference in March, 2010. Click here to look at the actual sections from these brochures. The content of this material is shocking. It is not pornographic, but the behavior that it is encouraging is lewdness and immorality personified. I would strongly suggest that only parents look at this material. Here are just a few examples:

· Young people living with HIV have the right to sexual pleasure
· Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice.
· There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself.
· Sexual and reproductive rights are recognized around the world as human rights.

Now you know the kinds of ideas that are offered when the UN calls for “safe sex education and awareness-raising activities among adolescents” (UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2006, Concluding Observations, Lebanon).

There is already a political movement in the United States to offer these egregious forms of sex education without parental knowledge or review. But, if the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is adopted in the US, then the debate is over—we would be required to implement the kind of adolescent “health” education dictated by the UN.

We must preserve our families. We must preserve common sense and morality. We must preserve American self-government.

If you have already joined our efforts to stop the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child thanks so much. Would you continue to share this information with your friends as we build toward the next session of Congress? If you have not joined with us, Click here and do so today.

Thanks so much.

Michael Farris, J.D. President
www.Parentalrights.org

LOUISIANA
Congressional Contacts

Urge your Senators to support S.J. Res. 16 and oppose ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:
(Those marked with a * are already cosponsors.)

   Sen. Mary Landrieu(D)
* Sen. David Vitter (R)


Urge your U.S. Representative to support H.J. Res. 42, the Parental Rights Amendment. (Those marked with a * are already cosponsors.)

*1. Rep. Steve Scalise (R)
  2. Rep. Joseph Cao (R)
  3. Rep. Charlie Melancon (D)
*4. Rep. John Fleming (R)
*5. Rep. Rodney Alexander (R)
*6. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R)
*7. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jr. (R)


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Livable Communities Act of 2009

Livable Communities Act of 2009, S.1619

Related Bills: H.R.4690

SUMMARY AS OF:
8/6/2009--Introduced.

Livable Communities Act of 2009 - Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC).

Establishes in the executive branch an independent Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities.

Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants and sustainability challenge grants to eligible entities (partnerships between a consortium of units of general local government and an eligible partner, which may be a metropolitan planning organization, a rural planning organization, a regional council, or a state).

Requires the use of a comprehensive planning grant to carry out a project to: (1) coordinate land use, housing, transportation, and infrastructure planning processes across jurisdictions and agencies; (2) identify potential regional partnerships for developing and implementing a comprehensive regional plan; (3) conduct or update housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, and environmental assessments to determine regional needs and promote sustainable development; (4) develop or update a comprehensive regional plan or goals and strategies to implement an existing comprehensive regional plan; and (5) implement local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development.

Requires the use of a sustainability challenge grant to: (1) promote integrated transportation, housing, energy, and economic development activities carried out across policy and governmental jurisdictions; (2) promote sustainable and location-efficient development; and (3) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan.

Directs the OSHC Director to study and report to specified congressional committees on incentives for encouraging lenders to make, and homebuyers and homeowners to participate in, energy-efficient mortgages and location-efficient mortgages.


Bill discussion on ResistNet.com here.

From Tom DeWeese, President
American Policy Center

“LIVABLE COMMUNITIES” is a SOCIALIST TRAP!

Read Article here.



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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

* Update * Bill Passes

Yea Votes for S.510

GROUPED BY HOME STATE

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Nay
Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Udall (D-CO), Yea
Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Yea
Florida: LeMieux (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Nay Risch (R-ID), Nay
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Not Voting Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Nay McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts: Brown (R-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Not Voting McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea
Nebraska: Johanns (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Yea Wyden (D-OR), Yea
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Specter (D-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Nay Graham (R-SC), Nay
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Nay
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Nay
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Virginia: Warner (D-VA), Yea Webb (D-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea
West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Nay Enzi (R-WY), Yea




House May Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error

"A food safety bill that has burned up precious days of the Senate’s lame-duck session appears headed back to the chamber because Democrats violated a constitutional provision requiring that tax provisions originate in the House.

By pre-empting the House’s tax-writing authority, Senate Democrats appear to have touched off a power struggle with members of their own party in the House. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday, sending it to the House, but House Democrats are expected to use a procedure known as “blue slipping” to block the bill, according to House and Senate GOP aides." Read more here.



S.510
Title: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 3/3/2009)      Cosponsors (17)
Related Bills: H.R.1332
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 247.

SUMMARY AS OF:
12/18/2009--Reported to Senate amended.    (There is 1 other summary)

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act - Title I: Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems - (Sec. 101) Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to inspect records related to food, including to: (1) allow the inspection of records of food that the Secretary reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner as an adulterated food; and (2) require that each person (excluding farms and restaurants) who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, holds, or imports an article of food permit inspection of his or her records if the Secretary believes that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to such food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

Read more here.


Lose your property for growing food?

"DeLauro's act has 39 co-sponsors and was referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 4. It calls for the creation of a Food Safety Administration to allow the government to regulate food production at all levels – and even mandates property seizure, fines of up to $1 million per offense and criminal prosecution for producers, manufacturers and distributors who fail to comply with regulations. "

Read more here.


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CLEAR Acts

Always try to have a bill #........ here is some conflicting info you need to be aware of!!!!

The Consolidated Land Energy and Aquatic Resources Act (H.R. 3534)

Reporting H.R. 3534 out of Committee (View Roll Call Vote)
Although promoted as a bill to establish new laws and regulations in response to the Deepwater Horizon spill, The CLEAR Act includes numerous provisions that are unrelated to the spill response or reforms to offshore drilling. Items such as onshore energy development, renewable energy production, aquaculture, wildlife sustainability, uranium leasing and over a $1 billion a year in unrelated spending have no place in a bill that is supposed to respond to the oil spill. Reforms are clearly needed to make American offshore drilling the safest in the world, but Congress should not get ahead of the facts in a rush to write new laws. To ensure it makes the right reforms, Congress must first know exactly what caused and contributed to this disaster.

Read more here.


Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2009 H.R.2406
Title: Charlie Norwood CLEAR Act of 2009
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 5/14/2009)      Cosponsors (80)
Latest Major Action: 6/12/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.
SUMMARY AS OF:
5/14/2009--Introduced.

Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2009 or the Charlie Norwood CLEAR Act of 2009 - States that: (1) state and local law enforcement personnel, in the course of their routine duties, have the inherent authority to investigate, apprehend, or transfer to federal custody aliens in the United States (including interstate transportation of such aliens to detention centers) in order to assist in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws; and (2) effective two years after enactment of this Act, a state that has in effect a statute, policy, or practice prohibiting such law enforcement assistance shall not receive certain federal incarceration assistance.

More here.



BE SURE TO SPECIFY A BILL NUMBER IF YOU ARE CONTACTING LEGISLATORS.

SEC Exempt from Transparency Laws - Financial Reform Bill

SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure

"Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

So much for transparency.

Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

The law, signed last week by President Obama, exempts the SEC from disclosing records or information derived from "surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities." Given that the SEC is a regulatory body, the provision covers almost every action by the agency, lawyers say. Congress and federal agencies can request information, but the public cannot."

Read complete story here.



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Disclose Act

*Update* 7/28/10

"UPDATE: Congratulations, 9.12'ers! The DISCLOSE Act failed on a 57-41 vote that went along party lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voted against the motion, a procedural move to allow another vote to occur in the future." Read more here.

How they voted here. Sen. Landrieu voted in favor of the Disclose Act.

H.R.5175 - DISCLOSE Act

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes
Read more here.

Information from Tea Party Patriots:
June 23, 2010

On April 29, 2010, Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced H.R. 5175, the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act.  The bill is a direct response to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission  (McCain- Feingold) - a First Amendment victory in which the Supreme Court overturned the prohibition on corporations and unions using treasury funds for independent expenditures supporting or opposing political candidates at any time of the year.  Simply put, the DISCLOSE Act will limit the political speech that was protected and encouraged by Citizens United. 
 
Speaker Pelosi and the House Majority Leadership are making it a priority to pass this bill.  This bill is designed to take away the influence of Tea Party and other conservative groups in the upcoming November election. We feel like this bill will be successfully challenged in the courts, but the ruling will not come before the November election.
 
An exemption has been carved out for the Labor Unions and other leftist advocacy groups.  The NRA was also exempted so they would not actively oppose it.
 
Roll Call Magazine reports today that they have carved out even deeper exemptions in order to assure passage and we believe it clearly shows the intent of the bill is to diminish the effectiveness of  Tea Party groups and other newer conservative advocacy groups.
 
"Facing wide-ranging blowback from an exemption tailored for the National Rifle Association, House Democratic leaders have decided to expand the carve-out from disclosure requirements in a campaign finance measure they are trying to pass this week.
The new standard lowers the membership requirement for outside groups from 1 million members to 500,000. Those groups would still need to have members in 50 states, have existed for 10 years and can accept no more than 15 percent of their funding from corporate or union sources. The broader bill, called the DISCLOSE Act, comes in response to the controversial Supreme Court decision in January that struck down limits on corporate and union spending in elections. The bill would force groups participating in elections to name their top donors, among other changes."




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President Claims Right to Assassinate US Citizens Without Trial

Confirmed: Obama authorizes assassination of U.S. citizen

"The New York Times and The Washington Post confirm that the Obama White House has now expressly authorized the CIA to kill al-Alwaki no matter where he is found, no matter his distance from a battlefield." Read article here.

Al-Alwaki has been accused of aiding terrorists. However, the Executive Branch now claims the right to have him assassinated, away from the battlefield, without due process to face the accusations and defend himself in a court of law. The White House has acted as judge and jury, and has enlisted the CIA as the executioner. No administration has the right to do this. That is what the Rule of Law is for. That is why there are checks and balances. The power of life and death does not rest with one man.
 


Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009

S. 3194, Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009

SUMMARY AS OF:
4/12/2010--Introduced.

Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009 - Declares that it is the purpose of this Act to provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by states or local governments.

Directs the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to determine whether a state substantially provides for specified rights and responsibilities for public safety officers, including: (1) granting public safety employees the right to form and join a labor organization which excludes management, supervisory, and confidential employees, and which is, or seeks to be, recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for such employees; and (2) requiring public safety employers to recognize and agree to bargain with the employees' labor organization.

Read more here.


Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act: The Heritage Foundation 2009 Labor Boot Camp

The act would require all state and local governments to collectively bargain with public safety employees'--police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel--by creating a federalized collective bargaining system for public safety officers.

Read more here.

Statehood for Puerto Rico Bill

HR2499- Statehood for Puerto Rico

If you have trouble viewing video, click here.

SUMMARY AS OF:
10/8/2009--Reported to House amended.    (There is 1 other summary)

Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 - Authorizes the government of Puerto Rico: (1) to conduct a plebiscite giving voters the option to vote to continue Puerto Rico's present political status or to have a different political status; (2) if a majority of ballots favor continuing the present status, to conduct additional such plebiscites every eight years; and (3) if a majority of ballots favor having a different status, to conduct a plebiscite on the options of becoming fully independent from the United States, forming with the United States a political association between sovereign nations that will not be subject to the Territorial Clause of the Constitution, or being admitted as a state of the Union.

Prescribes the eligibility requirements for voting in the plebiscite. Requires the Puerto Rico State Elections Commission to: (1) certify plebiscite results to the President and Congress; and (2) ensure that all ballots used for the plebiscite include the full content of the ballot printed in English.

Requires the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to pay all costs associated with such plebiscite (including the costs of printing, distribution, transportation, collection, and counting of all ballots).

Wall Street Reform Bill

S3217- Wall Street Reform Bill

News article on bill here.

SUMMARY AS OF: (from Congress.org)
4/15/2010--Introduced.

Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 - Financial Stability Act of 2010 - Establishes the Financial Stability Oversight Council to: (1) identify risks to the financial stability of the United States; (2) promote market discipline; and (3) respond to emerging threats to the stability of the United States financial markets.

Establishes within the Department of the Treasury: (1) the Office of Financial Research (Office) to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council; and (2) the Financial Research Fund to fund the Office.

Grants the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) additional authority to require reports and conduct examinations of certain nonbank financial companies and bank holding companies.

Revises supervision and prudential standards for nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board and for certain bank holding companies.

Establishes in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware an Orderly Liquidation Authority Panel to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary), under specified circumstances, to appoint the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver of a financial company in default or in danger of default whose failure would have serious adverse effects on financial stability in the United States.

Enhancing Financial Institution Safety and Soundness Act of 2010 - Transfers all functions of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and the OTS Director to the Board, to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and to the FDIC.

Abolishes OTS.

Prohibits the issuance of charters for federal savings associations.

Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010 - Amends the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 with respect to: (1) the regulation of advisers to hedge funds; (2) collection of systemic risk data; and (3) the asset threshold for federal registration of investment advisers.

Office of National Insurance Act of 2010 - Establishes within the Department of the Treasury the Office of National Insurance to monitor all aspects of the insurance industry, including identification of issues or gaps in the regulation of insurers that could contribute to a systemic crisis in the insurance industry or the United States financial system.

Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 - Sets forth procedures for: (1) reporting, payment, and allocation of nonadmitted insurance premium taxes; and (2) regulation of credit for reinsurance and reinsurance agreements.

Bank and Savings Association Holding Company and Depository Institution Regulatory Improvements Act of 2010 - Imposes a moratorium upon FDIC provision of federal deposit insurance for credit card banks, industrial loan companies, and certain other companies under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956.

Amends the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to revise requirements for reports, examinations, and regulation of functionally regulated subsidiaries, including concentration limits on large financial institutions.

Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2010 - Amends the Commodity Exchange Act to: (1) extend joint rulemaking and regulatory authority of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to over-the-counter derivatives markets; and (2) require large swap trader reporting.

Amends the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to repeal the prohibition against the regulation of security-based swaps.

Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to set forth: (1) clearing requirements for security-based swaps; (2) registration and regulation procedures governing security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants; and (3) position limits and position accountability for security-based swaps.

Directs the SEC, the CFTC, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and the Treasury Department, individually and collectively, to consult and coordinate with foreign regulatory authorities on the establishment of consistent international standards with respect to the regulation of certain SWAPS.

Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010 - Directs the Financial Stability Oversight Council to designate those financial market utilities or payment, clearing, or settlement activities which it determines are, or are likely to become, systemically important.

Sets forth procedures governing examination of and enforcement actions against financial institutions subject to standards for designated activities, including: (1) financial and operational risks such activities may pose to other financial institutions, critical markets, or the broader financial system; and (2) information to assess systemic importance of financial institutions engaged in payment, clearing, or settlement activities.

Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to: (1) establish the Investor Advisory Committee and the Office of the Investor Advocate; (2) authorize the SEC to restrict mandatory predispute arbitration; (3) prescribe securities whistleblower incentives and protection; and (4) revise regulation, accountability, and transparency of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs).

Amends the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to increase the borrowing limit on Treasury loans.

Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to: (1) direct the federal banking agencies and the SEC to prescribe joint regulations to require any securitizer to retain an economic interest in a portion of the credit risk for any asset that the securitizer, through the issuance of an asset-backed security, transfers, sells, or conveys to a third party; (2) require procedures for annual shareholder approval of executive compensation; and (3) require disclosures regarding employee and director hedging.

Requires the SEC to report to certain congressional committees regarding: (1) its conduct of examinations of registered entities, enforcement investigations, and review of corporate financial securities filings; and (2) its oversight of national securities associations.

Prescribes standards for: (1) corporate governance; and (2) regulation of municipal securities and changes to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Establishes in the SEC the Office of Municipal Securities.

Amends the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to authorize the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to share certain information with foreign authorities.

Amends the FDIA to direct the Inspector General of each federal banking agency to report to Congress semiannually on certain losses to the Deposit Insurance Fund.

Instructs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the risks and conflicts associated with proprietary trading by and within specified entities.

Directs the Office of Financial Literacy of the Bureau to establish a program to make grants to states for enhanced protection of seniors from being misled by false designations.

Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 - Establishes: (1) in the Federal Reserve System the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) to regulate the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws; (2) the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity; (3) the Office of Financial Literacy; and (4) the Consumer Advisory Board.

Grants the Bureau supervisory powers and enforcement authority over certain large-sized insured depository institutions and insured credit unions.

Excludes from Bureau oversight certain merchants, retailers and other sellers of nonfinancial goods or services.

Grants the Bureau specific authorities, including prohibiting unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices.

Transfers to the Bureau specified consumer financial protection functions.

Prescribes requirements for collection of deposit account data.

Amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act regarding small business loan data collection.

Amends the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit certain prepayment penalties.

Amends the Federal Reserve Act with respect to emergency lending authority.

Authorizes the Comptroller General, under specified circumstances, to conduct reviews of the Federal Reserve Board, a federal reserve bank, or a credit facility.

Improving Access to Mainstream Financial Institutions Act of 2010 - Authorizes the Secretary to establish a multiyear program of grants, cooperative agreements, financial agency agreements, and similar contracts or undertakings to promote initiatives to enable low- and moderate-income individuals to: (1) to establish one or more accounts in a federally insured depository institution that are appropriate to meet their financial needs; and (2) gain improved access to the provision of accounts on reasonable terms.



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Louisiana Health Care Freedom Act

Louisiana Health Care Freedom Act Update SB26

"Authored by Senator A.G. Crowe and pre-filed for the 2010 Legislative Session, the Louisiana Health Care Freedom Act is a proposal to protect the freedom of Louisiana citizens from the currently proposed national health care by rendering it null and void." More here.

Other Louisiana Insurance/Health Bills:

HB 1247  - Prohibits coverage of elective abortions by health insurance ISSUERS....... if passed, this bill will NULLIFY the provision in Obamacare for taxpayer funded abortions in Louisiana.

Bill Text
here.

Status:
ASSIGNED TO SENATE HEALTH & WELFARE
Updated: 4/26/2010




HB94 - LA Constitutional amendment which would "NULLIFY" the insurance purchase MANDATES in Obamacare.

Bill Text here.

Status:
PENDING HOUSE FINAL PASSAGE
Updated: 4/27/2010

Full House Floor debate on May 4, 2010


Health Care Reform

* Current News *

Judge Rules Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional

"A U.S. district judge on Monday threw out the nation's health care law, declaring it unconstitutional because it violates the Commerce Clause and surely reviving a feud among competing philosophies about the role of government." More here.

OBAMACARE REPEAL PASSES HOUSE More info here.

 

Repeal the Bill Petition

Click here to sign

Another Petition at RevereAmerica.org here.

and one on WeRefuse.com here.


Class Action Lawsuit Against ObamaCare

More info here.


Louisiana to Join in Fight Against Healthcare Bill

"Earlier this week I spoke with Governor Bobby Jindal and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to ask them to challenge the unconstitutional mandates and taxes in this new law.  I am happy they agreed, and that Louisiana is now challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate in court." --Congressman Steve Scalise

You can read more about it here.


 

 

* Past News *

* Healthcare Passed House Again

"The last legislative chapter in the wrenching national debate over Obama's health reform plan came Thursday night in the House of Representatives." Read more here.

 

* Healthcare Bill Goes Back to House for Another Vote

"The follow-up health care bill being considered by the Senate will have to return to the House for final congressional approval, after the Senate parliamentarian determined that two Republican challenges will succeed in stripping out language in the package. " Read more here.

 

* ObamaCare Passed

Though over 70% of the country is against the healthcare reform legislation, it was passed late on Sunday night, 3/21/10.

What You Can Do:

Contact your Louisiana STATE Senators and Reps and tell them YOU ARE OUTRAGED AT THE PASSAGE OF THIS BILL and want them to co-sponsor and vote" FOR " SB 26, Senator A.G. Crowe's HEALTH CARE FREEDOM ACT bill currently in the Louisiana State legislature.

This ACT will "NULLIFY" many of the provisions in the Obamacare legislation in accordance with Louisiana law and the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This Louisiana Health Care Freedom Act is similar to ones currently under consideration in at least 38 other states, and the basis for lawsuits being considered to declare the mandates in Obamacare as UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Two of the issues addressed in Senator Crowe's bill are the mandates to buy insurance, and the taxpayer funded abortions ( which will NOT be negated by the ridiculous, last minute Obama Executive Order)!!!!

Time is of the essence....... Do this TODAY and encourage your family, friends, neighbors, etc to to the same.

Here is a link to Senator Crowe's bill you can read and/or send to your Reps in case they have NOT read it. (The Louisiana Legislature convenes on March 29). Baton Rouge Tea Party will be holding a "Nullification Rally" on that day. More info on our Upcoming Events page.

ALSO......please tell your Reps to contact Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and insist that he join other states in their lawsuits AGAINST OBAMACARE.

 

* Senate vote on unconstitutionality of healthcare bill insurance mandate. Read more here.  

* Reid Bill Says Future Congresses Cannot Repeal Parts of Reid Bill. Read more here.

* "Nebraska Compromise" constitutionality investigated. Read more here.

 

* Sen. Landrieu votes for cloture. After several days ignoring her constituents, rolling phone calls to voice mail, and letting those in her office leave early for a week long holiday, Sen. Landrieu went against the will of her state and voted for cloture on the healthcare legislation. This comes after her vote was bought by Sen. Reid's recent additions of between $100 million and $300 million in Medicaid funding in fiscal 2011 for Louisiana, also known as "the new Louisiana Purchase." Please continue to let her know how you feel about her vote. Call, fax, email. Email her Chief of Staff here. As of Dec. 22, 2009, Landrieu has voiced support for Senator Reid's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

House Democrat Bill H.R. 3962 Passed the House late on Saturday night, 11/7/09. Voting did not occur until close to midnight eastern time. Both Rep. Melancon and Rep. Cao waited until after bill had enough votes to pass before voting on bill. Rep. Cao was the only Republican to vote in favor of the bill. You can click here to read more. Copies of bill also available for reading at all 8 offices of Sen. David Vitter. For more info, see his website. (office locations here.) Hear the bill read aloud at www.hearthebill.org.  

 

 

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Cap and Trade Bill

Summary of Cap and Trade Bill, HR 2454, on Congress.org.

Clean Water Restoration Act

"On June 18, 2009, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved S. 787, the

controversial Clean Water Restoration Act, as amended by a vote of 12-7. The bill is now headed to the

floor of the Senate for a full vote." (read more here).

"Clean Water Restoration Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to replace the term "navigable waters" that are subject to such Act with the term "waters of the United States," defined to mean all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting them, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution," (congress.org)

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EPA Declares CO2 a Danger

Suspiciously timed with the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, and despite new evidence that suggested Global Warming is actually a hoax, the EPA announced that so called “greenhouse gases” are a pollutant and must be monitored and regulated.

 

Read more here.

 

If those who support the now questionable theory of Global Warming actually believed what they say, it leaves one to wonder why they all flew to Copenhagen with their private jets and limos for their meeting, instead of just doing the conference over the internet, as many businesses do on a daily basis.

 

Read more about Climate Change Hypocrisy here

LSU Professor's Over-The-Top Global Warming Hoax Indoctrination

LSU Professor's Over-The-Top Global Warming Hoax Indoctrination: America Risking Revenge Nuclear Attack

LSU professor "tells students that they'll have blood on their hands if they don't support so-called 'climate change' legislation." More here.
Watch video here.

Global Warming Hoax

Unsettled Science? November 23, 2009

Climate scientists accused of manipulating global warming data. Watch video here.

Read 100 reasons why climate change is natural here. " The 100 reasons, released in a dossier issued by the European Foundation, why climate change is natural and not man-made: "

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New Climate Agency Head Tried to Suppress Data

"Thomas Karl, the head of Obama's new Climate Change office has been criticized for trying to suppress contradictory scientific data on climate change."

Read more here.

Climategate: Senator Inhofe To Ask for Criminal Probe

"Inhofe intends to ask for a probe of the embattled climate scientists for possible criminal acts. And he thinks Gore should be recalled to explain his prior congressional testimony."

Read more here.

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Kyoto Treaty

In December 2009, there will be a United Nations conference in Copenhagen regarding the Kyoto Treaty. It is said that President Barack Obama may sign this treaty.
If he does this, it will make way for the loss of American Sovereignty and possibly the forfeit of the United States Constitution in the name of Global Warming.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Full video available on our Videos page.

Lord Monckton Debates and Debunks Global Warming:

 

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Complete Diplomatic Immunity Given to Interpol

OBAMA AND HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER 12545 - Gives Interpol Complete Diplomatic Immunity.

"This original Executive Order that Obama modified is known as the International Organizations Immunities Act.   This is the law used to give foreign dignitaries "diplomatic immunity" that we have probably all heard about on TV or in movies. I think, in fact, there was a diplomat from South Africa in the Lethal Weapon 2 movie, who abused his diplomatic immunity by smuggling kugerands into the United States, or some such thing.  When he was just about to be brought in by the famous duo, played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, he held his badge and cried, "Diplomatic immunity."  Diplomatic immunity is that irritating state of existence in this country where laws don't apply to you if you're here as a foreigner representing your country. When dignitaries get caught for speeding or get parking tickets, or even if they're arrested for shoplifting, we cannot prosecute them. It's even been used in cases where dignitaries or their family members have committed serious violent crimes, and instead of being prosecuted these foreign "dignitaries" are simply sent back to where they came from.

"Now, that in and of itself is quite irritating. But our current President just took this travesty to a whole new level. Obama has amended this Immunity Act to give the Interpol (basically, a global police force) COMPLETE IMMUNITY from following America's constitution & her laws, and this in turn has stripped us of our rights as American citizens on American soil, as they relate to any of Interpol's activities.  So, Obama with the stroke of a pen put Americans under the authority of an international police force, to the extent that if they felt they needed to come into our home to search for whatever reason, and stated to our government they needed to do this, they would not have to show probable cause, as our police forces in our country do.  This international police force, now can do their work in our country, to U.S. citizens without thought of our rights under our constitution.  This renders the bill of rights moot, where it concerns the work of INTERPOL." Read more here.

 

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Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009

The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009, HR 2194- "Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) diplomatic efforts to address Iran's illicit nuclear efforts, unconventional and ballistic missile development programs, and support for international terrorism are more likely to be effective if the President is empowered with explicit authority to impose additional sanctions on the government of Iran; (2) U.S. concerns regarding Iran are strictly the result of that government’s actions; and (3) the people of the United States have feelings of friendship for the people of Iran and regret that developments in recent decades have created impediments to that friendship." (read more at Congress.org

From United Against a Nuclear Iran:

"UANI applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage today of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act.  IRPSA targets Iran's most vulnerable industry, and closes loopholes in the current Iran Sanctions Act that prevent those sanctions from achieving their intended effects. 

"The inclusion of the amendment in IRPSA on which UANI worked closely with Representatives Klein and Mica will affect the cost-benefit analysis of the Iranian regime as well as that of multinational companies that insist on operating in both the U.S. and Iran, by requiring them to choose between doing business with Iran and with the United States. 

"UANI urges the Senate to move quickly to pass its own sanctions legislation in order to have a bill on President Obama's desk by the end of the year.  Iran has made clear the intentions of its nuclear program, and a secret memo reveals that it is working on overcoming the final technological hurdles to weaponization. 

"This holiday season we must be careful not to give Iran what is at the top of its wish list and what it needs most to achieve its nuclear ambitions - the gift of time."  - UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

 

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Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act

"Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act," (S.3480) was approved by a U.S. Senate Committee.

RELATED BILL DETAILS:  (additional related bills may be identified in Status)

Bill:Relationship:
H.R.5548Identical bill identified by CRS

Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate

President could get power to turn off Internet

A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack.

Read rest of article here at Techworld.com



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The Cybersecurity Act of 2009

"As lawmakers consider giving the president emergency powers in case of an online attack, many in the field are offering scenarios for how to define a cybersecurity emergency and how far the government should reach to contain an attack." (more of article here). 

Bill # S.773 Details at Congress.org.

Net Neutrality

"Is a Washington takeover of the Internet next?

As important as all the fights are that we're in right now, perhaps the biggest of all is the fight over whether the government will take over the Internet.  That's because as long as the Internet is free, we can use it to communicate, educate, and organize.  Tea parties, townhalls, and AFP events would be very difficult to organize if government owned and controlled the Internet and chose to interfere with it.  That's what's at stake this week as the Federal Communications Commission decides on Thursday whether to move forward with so-called "net neutrality" regulations." Read rest of article here on americansforproperity.org.

More on the attack on Freedom of Speech:

October 22, 2009

Senator McCain Introduces "The Internet Freedom Act of 2009" S.1836

"Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator John McCain today introduced legislation that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enacting rules that would regulate the Internet.  The Commission will meet today to determine whether the historically open architecture and free flow of the Internet should be subject to onerous federal regulation.  Specifically, the Commission will seek to impose “net neutrality” rules that would reign in the network management practices of all Internet service providers, including wireless phone companies.

Read rest of press release here.

Not to be confused with Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 (Introduced in House) H. R. 3458 which seeks to institute net neutrality.

 

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Term Limits for All

Sen. DeMint introduced a "Term Limits for All" bill.

"The bill would finally put an end an era of permanent politicians on Capitol Hill by limiting House members to three terms, and senators to two. So far Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Kay Baily Hutchison (R-Texas) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) have signed on as cosponsors of the bill."

Read more about it here.

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“Read the Bills Act”

Proposed Read the Bills Act (RTBA)

"The act would require all bills to be read aloud, in the presence of a quorum. If a bill was changed at the last minute, it would need to be re-read in its entirety. It would also make all members planning to vote "yes" on a bill sign an affidavit swearing that they have read it in its entirety."

Read more here.

One Subject at a Time Act

"One Subject at a Time Act" (OSTA)

Congress routinely passes unpopular laws by combining them with completely unrelated bills that have majority support.

"To prohibit the abuse of legislative power: by requiring that each bill or amendment hereinafter introduced (other than concurrent resolutions or appropriations bills within the jurisdictional authority of each subcommittee of each Appropriations Committee) be limited to only one subject, so as to end the practice of addressing more than one subject in a single bill; by requiring that each bill's single subject be descriptively expressed in the title thereto; by requiring each appropriation bill, including any supplemental appropriation bill, by amendment or otherwise, not to contain any general legislation or change of existing law not germane to the subject matter of said bill; by requiring each bill amending an existing statutory provision to set forth in full in the amendatory bill the section as it would read if the proposed amendment were adopted; by declaring that all bills enacted in violation of this Act shall be void, having no legal effect whatsoever, which should be treated as nullities by the American people, this Act being mandatory in purpose, not directory only."

Read more here.

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CAP the DEBT Act

The Control America’s Purse-strings to Deliver a Better Tomorrow (CAP the DEBT) Act, H.R. 4262.

The following text is from a e-newsletter from Congressman Steve Scalise:

"The national debt ceiling has been raised four times in the past two years.  Earlier this week, the liberals running Congress proposed a $1.8 trillion increase to the national debt.

Scalise hosted a press conference with several of his colleauges in the U.S. Capitol to introduce his bill, the CAP the DEBT Act.

We need to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington and put an end to this out-of-control spending and massive debt that’s being dumped onto our children and grandchildren.  The "rule of holes" states that when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging!  It is time that Speaker Pelosi and her liberal lieutenants stop their reckless spending and stop piling more debt onto future generations. 

That is why I introduced H.R. 4262, the Control America’s Purse-strings to Deliver a Better Tomorrow (CAP the DEBT) Act. My bill would require a two-thirds vote in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in order to increase the national debt ceiling, and we already have nearly 70 co-sponsors.  H.R. 4262 also repeals the Gephardt rule which currently allows lawmakers to increase the federal debt ceiling by hiding it in unrelated legislation.

At a time when American families are tightening their belts to deal with tough economic times,  the liberals running Congress continue to destroy our economy with reckless spending and radical policies like a government takeover of health care and their cap and trade energy tax that will run millions of jobs out of our country. H.R. 4262 will hold Members of Congress accountable to the people and make it harder to increase the national debt limit.
I would like to hear your input on the reckless spending and borrowing in Washington. Send an email to controlspending@mail.house.gov and I will share your thoughts with my colleagues.
Watch a video of Scalise on FOX Business Network discussing the stimulus and unemployment numbers by clicking here."

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Federal Reserve Transparency Act

Hearings are now taking place on Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, H. R. 1207. This bill would authorizes a comprehensive audit on the Federal Reserve.

Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009

SUMMARY AS OF:
2/26/2009--Introduced.

Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, H.R.1207  - Repeals the authority of the Comptroller General to carry out an onsite examination of an open insured bank or bank holding company only if the appropriate federal regulatory agency has consented in writing. (Retains the authority of the Comptroller General to audit a federal agency.)

Directs the Comptroller General to complete, before the end of 2010, an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and of the federal reserve banks, followed by a detailed report to Congress.

Read more at Congress.org.

On March 16, 2009, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the Senate companion version, S. 604, the Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009, with the same provisions; this version was then referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.[33] The bill currently has 30 co-sponsors.[34]Currently, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)Is the leading proponent against the legislation. Mary Landrieu has stated that increased transparency of the Federal Reserve would limit the inflation rate[35] , and force the Congress to raise taxes in order to finance the welfare state[36]"

"The legislation has been promoted primarily from grassroots support, but one Louisiana congressmen has been resistant. Charlie Melancon (D-LA) has been a vocal opponent of the legislation, citing that government agencies should not be subjected to transparency. He later retracted this statement and co-sponsored the legislation. Senator Mary Landrieu is the only congressman from Louisiana that has not cosponsored the legislation. [42]"

Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009 (Introduced in Senate)
3/16/2009--Introduced.
Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009 - Repeals the authority of the Comptroller General to carry out an onsite examination of an open insured bank or bank holding company only if the appropriate federal regulatory agency has consented in writing. (Retains the authority of the Comptroller General to audit a federal agency.)
Directs the Comptroller General to complete, before the end of 2010, an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and of the federal reserve banks, followed by a detailed report to Congress.

 

For local info on auditing the Fed, email Sonny and sign the petition here.

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Fair Tax

The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 296) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax  administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities. Read more at www.fairtax.org.

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Sanctity of Human Life Act

 
"1/7/2009--Introduced. Sanctity of Human Life Act - Declares that: (1) the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human and is the person's paramount and most fundamental right; (2) each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood; and (3) Congress, each state, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories have the authority to protect all human lives." Information from congress.org.
 
Cong. Steve Scalise has co-sponsored this bill.
 

Child Support Protection Act of 2009

Child Support Protection Act of 2009, S.1859.  A bill to reinstate Federal matching of State spending of child support incentive payments.
Sen. Vitter is co-sponsoring this bill.

Sunset All Czars Act

"The top Republicans on two House committees are calling on President Obama to reveal detailed information of all the so-called "czars" in his administration." Read more of article here

Watch video here.

Congressman Steve Scalise introduced the Sunset All Czars (“SAC”) Act,  HR 3569 . Watch Video of him explaining the bill here.

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Cass Sunstein Confirmed as Regulatory Czar

Senator Landrieu voted for confirmation of Cass Sunstein.

Senator Vitter voted against confirmation.

 

All of Landrieu's offices were closed Thursday September 10 - Friday September 11, 2009 for an office retreat. They will be open again on Monday, September 14, 2009. Read more about it on our forum here.

Kagan Nomination

Judicial Watchdog Wants Elena Kagan Disbarred Over Abortion Distortions

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- "Larry Klayman, the judicial watchdog who is the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch USA, says he is filing papers to have Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan disbarred. He says he wants to see that happen because he believes Kagan misled the Senate Judiciary Committee during her hearings."

Read more here.

Sotomayor Confirmation

Senator Landrieu votes to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Supreme Court Justice - Read press release here.

Senator Vitter voted against the confirmation of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court - More here.

Offshore Drilling Moratorium

*Update*

U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules

"The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled. " Read more here.


Petition from Vitter to end Drilling Moratorium here.

Letter from Senator David Vitter on Offshore Drilling Moratorium:

Dear Friend,


Last week President Obama made a decision that is only going to worsen our economic plight –  he issued a blanket moratorium on deepwater drilling. 


A blanket moratorium on deepwater drilling will have the indirect effect of harming thousands of workers at an estimated 1,400 individuals per rig times 33 rigs.  The Louisiana Department of Economic Development estimates that the active drilling suspension alone will result in a loss of 3,000 to 6,000 Louisiana jobs in the next two to three weeks and potentially more than 10,000 Louisiana jobs within a few months.  If the suspension of active drilling activity continues for an extended period, LED estimates that our state risks losing more than 20,000 existing and potential new Louisiana jobs in the next 12 to 18 months.


While Louisiana and this country suffers through the current economic challenges, outright killing a revenue and job-generating industry is the worst "solution."  It is important that we recognize the long record of decades of success drilling in the Gulf, and in light of the catastrophic spill dramatically increase oversight and regulation of the process.  An outright ban will only exacerbate the current economic situation in Southern Louisiana.


I will continue to meet with the administration in the coming days and weeks to urge them to remove the moratorium on Gulf jobs.

Sincerely,

David Vitter
U.S. Senator

Parishes Move to Block Movement of Oil Protection

Parishes move to block movement of oil protection

The Associated Press

Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled over Thursday as local officials in coastal parishes mounted an effort to stop the Coast Guard from moving protective boom and other equipment out of the way of an advancing tropical storm.

St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis issued an executive order prohibiting the movement of any protective equipment without parish consent, said Suzanne Parsons, Davis's spokeswoman.

She said Davis spoke with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, the on-scene incident commander for the oil spill, on Thursday. "We have no confidence in what is going to happen," she said. "We are going to have oil in the lake."

Parsons said Davis' order carries the power of arrest and prosecution.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said the Coast Guard told him it would move trailers full of protective boom waiting for deployment out of coastal areas to Baton Rouge for storage until the weather cleared. Nungesser said he was able to persuade the Coast Guard to store the boom in Plaquemines at parish expense."


Read full article here.

State Lawmakers Target Abusive 'Anchor Baby' Citizenship

"Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah are all standing up to the abuse that dishonest and deceived individuals have justified by misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, using something designed to ensure children of slaves weren't denied citizenship to help illegal aliens invade America, and take advantage of our socialist wealth redistribution schemes." Read more here.

Arizona Immigration Law - Response

Fight in arizona on immigration-How about Louisiana?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

IMMIGRATION CONTROVERSY DIRECTLY

 AFFECTS LOUISIANA!

by Jim Brown

"What if by some magical occurrence, every illegal immigrant was removed from Louisiana?  Well, there would be few roofs replaced on houses, and most of the state’s golf courses would grow up in weeds. Take a good look around your local community, and you will find, even in smaller towns, that numerous menial jobs are held down by Mexicans and other Latinos.  Little or no English spoken, and yes, please pay in cash if possible.  With no illegals, Aunt Mary would have to clean her own house and it would be an effort to get washed utensils at your local restaurant."

"But there is something ugly about the fact that you can often be almost strip searched when going through a security line at a U.S. airport.  I have watched women in their 80s, who have to use a cane struggle to remove their shoes and have to empty and open every jar and tube in their purse."

"I don’t want to digress, but basic constitutional rights of American citizens are compromised on a regular basis.  So let’s keep the plight of the illegal immigrant in its proper perspective."

Read article in it's entirety here.


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Immigration

 Amnesty Bill Introduced Dec. 15th. 

"On Tuesday, December 15, open borders advocate Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) will introduce a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed, would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. (Rep. Gutierrez Press Release; National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Press Release, December 11, 2009). According to Gutierrez, his bill “will set a liberal standard in the [immigration] debate.” (Roll Call, December 7, 2009)." Read more here

H.R. 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” (CIR ASAP).


Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Robert Bennett (R-UT) have proposed amendment S.AMDT.2644 on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R.2847, (also called the FY2010 CJS spending bill,) that would require the Census to ask for citizenship status.

"On October 13, 2009, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the “CJS” appropriations bill in an attempt to block a vote on the Vitter-Bennett amendment.  This parliamentary maneuver, however, failed as the motion to invoke cloture received only 56 of the necessary 60 votes to pass" (text from www.fairus.org) Senator Landrieu voted for cloture. See here.

"On Tuesday, October 13, Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) released the “core principles” of the amnesty bill he is planning to introduce in Congress later this year" (from fairus.org) Read press release here.

Final Version of DHS Spending Bill Contains Troubling Immigration Provisions - read article here. See vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill here.

White House Uses Federal Funds to Steer Volunteers to Pro-Amnesty Groups - read more here.

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National Defense Authorization Act for 2010

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 - S 1390

Comments from Sen. Vitter on passage of the bill:

"President Obama and his liberal leaders in Congress have forced hate crimes legislation onto the Defense Authorization Bill.  Because of  my opposition to hate crimes legislation and my opposition to the liberal  leaders in Congress using our soldiers to enact their liberal social policies,  I voted today against taking up this bill on the Senate floor.

The DoD bill is not meant for liberal  special interests to force social policy on the American taxpayer.  It’s meant to support our men and women in the Armed  Forces and their mission.

We all are equal in the eyes of the  law.  But federal hate crimes  legislation creates federal favoritism,  which I oppose, and it will further infringe  on states' right to pass and enforce their own laws. 

I believe all violent crime should be  punished to the fullest extent of the law, not simply those classified as “hate  crimes,”  but  I don’t believe we need a new federal hate crime designation.  And I don’t believe this important bill was the place for  this debate.

Sincerely,
 
David Vitter
U.S.  Senator

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EPA Attacks Coal Mining Industry

America Needs Coal

By Rebekah Rast

"The EPA recently gave “further guidance” to the mountaintop mining industry. Using the Clean Water Act, coal mine plans must meet various expectations and guideposts before new projects or add-ons can begin.

Oddly enough, these standards set by the EPA only apply to six states that house the Appalachian Mountains and only apply to coal miners."

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Energy Department Mandates on Household Appliances

Washington (CNSNews.com) -

"Assistant Energy Secretary Cathy Zoi said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Energy has a “mandate” to issue regulations to determine what household appliances are available to Americans in the future."

Read more here.

Wal-Mart to "Nudge" us to Better Eating Habits

Wal-Mart Goes Healthy With Michelle Obama's Help

"Wal-Mart is unveiling a five-year plan to reduce salt, fat, and sugar in its products and lower the cost of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, reports the New York Times. The initiative has developed with the help of first lady Michelle Obama, who worked closely with the company as part of her broader campaign to encourage healthy eating. Wal-Mart says it hopes to make up for the price breaks by selling more apples and broccoli, although company officials say they have to give customers time to adjust. "It doesn't do you any good to have healthy food if people don't eat it," said vice president Leslie Dach. The sheer scale of the Wal-Mart operation means the effect of the changes will be substantial. But some wish Wal-Mart would go further, with health experts noting that soft drinks (the No. 1 cause of childhood obesity) will remain as sugary as ever on the store's shelves."

Read more here.

The Autism Vaccine Hoax

Article published showing how vaccine/Autism connection was based on an elaborate hoax.

Read more here.

 

Calif. School Orders Boy to Remove American Flag From Bike

Calif. School Orders Boy to Remove American Flag From Bike

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 11:04am by Jonathon M. Seidl

"Cody Alicea, 13, likes to fly a small American flag on his bike in honor of veterans such as his grandfather, Robert. He’s been doing it for two months. But now, the school he attends has ordered him to remove the flag citing “racial tensions.” Read more here.

Illegal to Dig in Sand on Florida Beaches

Sand Castle Kibosh:

Florida TV Reporter Learns It’s Illegal to Dig in the Sand

See video here.
Read transcript of video here.


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Nudge: DOA to use 'Food Behavior Scientists' to Modify Kids' Eating Habits

"Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today it is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies and french fries."

Read more here



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NJ Man Imprisoned For Legally Transporting Guns

NJ Man Imprisoned For Legally Transporting Guns!

Read more here.

Original article, "New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally" here.

Georgia Man Fined for Growing Too Many Vegetables

"A Georgia resident who has been an organic farmer for years is now facing $5,000 dollars in fines for growing too many vegetables on his own land.
Steve Miller, who has sold some of his produce at local farmers markets, as well as growing food for himself for 15 years, is facing a $5,000 fine by Dekalb County for growing too many crops for the zoning specified for his land. He stopped growing his vegetables this summer, and the County then halted the proceedings."

Read more here.
Read additional article here.


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Tea Party Coloring Book Publisher Says He's Getting Death Threats

"The author-publisher of "The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids" says he has received death threats over its publication.

Wayne Bell, publisher of Clayton, Mo.-based Really Big Coloring Books, said in an interview with CBS that his $3.59 coloring book is not political. But some critics think the book was designed for politically conservative adults, and not for children."

Read more here

Purchase coloring book here for $3.59 plus shipping.

Is There a Pro-Islam Bias in Texas Textbooks?

"A band of members on the Texas Board of Education are upset about supposed claims of pro-Islam (and anti-Christian) bias in Texas history textbooks, and come Friday the board will vote on a resolution that would let publishers know the state won’t stand for it."

Read more here.


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Executive Order Rifle Ban

According to the National Association for Gun Rights:

In an executive order the Obama Administration has secretly blocked the re-importation of American made M-1 Garand and Carbine rifles being stored in South Korea.

These rifles were used by the US military during the Korean War and left there after the war was over.

With one stroke of his pen, he by-passed the legislative process and banned nearly a million American made rifles by executive fiat.

Click here to watch a video on the ban and see petition against ban.

Global Government by 2025?

Global Government by 2025?

September 23, 2010 - 14:51 ET

"Wait, that isn't your goal? You need to get on board. The National Intelligence Council has put together a report titled: "Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World". The NIC is a center of strategic thinking within the US Government, reporting to the Director of National Intelligence... they provide the President and senior policymakers with analysis of foreign policy issues that have been reviewed and coordinated throughout the Intelligence Community. So, what are some of their estimates? Take a look..."

Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World PDF

Read more here.


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Scanner Vans Allow Drive-By Snooping

Scanner Vans Allow Drive-By Snooping

Andy Greenberg, 09.09.10, 12:40 PM EDT
Forbes Magazine dated September 27, 2010

"X-ray vans that can see through walls--and clothes--hit America's streets. Nervous yet?
Privacy-conscious travelers may cringe to think of the full-body scanners finding their way into dozens of airport checkpoints around the country. Most likely aren't aware that the same technology, capable of seeing through walls and clothes, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets.
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Read more here.


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Holdren's Shocking Communist Connections

Obama czar's shocking communist connections. Edited publication whose founders allegedly fed secrets to Soviet Union. More here.

 

John Holdren is the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology - or Science Czar.

He is the top adviser to Obama on science and technology, issues that are increasingly relevant to other issues such as homeland security, energy and environmentalis.

In the book Ecoscience, co-authored in 1977 by John Holdren and his close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, Holdron wrote that:

a) Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not.

b) The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food.

c) Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise.

d) People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.

e) A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force.

Holdren believes that we are not human beings upon birth, that we must develop into a human and that it is okay to kill children up to 2 years of age, because they aren't really human before that point? His reasoning is that until the baby can realize that there’s a tomorrow, the baby is not really human.

In John Holdren's book, Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, he says, "The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being."

[quotes from Ecosciene]

"Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."

"A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men."

...

"The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births."

 

 

White House Bribes Congressman Matheson

White House bribes Congressman Jim Matheson with judgeship for vote on healthcare legislation.

More here.

Utah Tries to Get Land Back from Federal Governement

"conservative Utah legislators are considering legislation passed that will use eminent domain against the Federal Government since they're sitting on trillions of dollars of natural resources, keeping us from developing it, robbing our families and children of tax relief, education dollars, and dignity. The tyrannical federal government is oppressing the people of Utah, and it's time to end that by restoring the 70% of our lands they've stolen without payment or permission." source

 

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DOJ Drops Voter Intimidation Case

"A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons."

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White House Accused of Federal Crimes

White House Accused of Federal Crimes in Specter, Bennet Races

"For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code."

Read more here.

 

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Muslim day at Six Flags: on 9/12

Six Flags will be celebrating "Muslim Day" on September 12th.

Radio transcript discussing topic here.

Six Flags "events" page here.

Info on event from Six Flags website:

"Six Flags hosts the annual I.C.N.A. Muslim Family on September 12. This event offers fun for the entire family and will also offer halal food stalls. Contact SFGAMspecialevents@sixflags.com or visit muslimfamilyday.com for additional information."

Documents Show Media Plotting to Kill Stories

Reverend Wright Story Smothered, Evidence of Media Plotting Exposed

"Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
'

Read more here.

Christmas Terrorist Attack

NWA FLIGHT PASSENGERS FOIL TERRORIST ATTACK

"ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke - sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said." Read more here.

Use iPhone App to Spy on Neighbors

iPhone app lets people spy on neighbors to report environmentally negligent behavior. Read more here.

ACORN Dissolving National Structure - Changing Names

ACORN dissolving national structure due to “damage to the brand”

Read more here.

ACORN New Orleans Office Raided by Attorney General

"BREAKING: ACORN’s New Orleans Office Raided by Louisiana Attorney General

by Capitol Confidential

Photo from Big Government Contributor Kevin Kane

Photo from Big Government Contributor Kevin Kane

In a fast-breaking development comes word that agents of the Attorney’s General office in Louisiana have raided ACORN’s offices in New Orleans. ACORN’s New Orleans was, for decades, the headquarters of the national community organizing association. News of the raid comes from Marcel Reid and her colleagues at ACORN 8, an association of former ACORN leaders and board members. Many of the individuals involved with ACORN 8 were fired from ACORN for demanding a forensic audit following an embezzlement scandal involving Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke."

Read more here.

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ACORN Could Begin Receiving More Federal Money

Unless further action is taken, ACORN will be allowed to again receive Federal funds as of November 1, 2009.

"Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is sounding an alarm, ACORN's federal funding will return on November 1, 2009 unless congress moves to put in place a permanent ban. The bills that passed the House and Senate only cut ACORN's funding for the month of October. It would seem the move by congress to cut funding was only a ruse to try and appease the people's growing outrage that an organization so obviously corrupt was receiving tax payer money and apparently that ruse was working." Read rest of article here.

Bills to defund ACORN completely: Defund ACORN Act,  HR 3571, and Protect Taxpayers From ACORN Act, S 1687

Sign petition to Congress to stop ACORN from receiving Federal funds. Sign petition to President to stop ACORN funding.

If federal funding is not stopped completely, ACORN stands to receive a substancial amount of money from the renewal of the Community Reinvestment Act, HR 1479 (Community Reinvestment Modernization Act of 2009)

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ACORN Officials Videotaped Telling 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' How to Lie to IRS

September 10, 2009

"Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents."

Read rest of article here.

Read transcript of Baltimore, Maryland sting operation and watch video here on BigGovernment.com.

September 11, 2009

Watch video of the Washington D.C. investigations here.

Census Bureau cuts ties with ACORN.

Read letter from Census Director Rober Groves to Maude Hurd at ACORN here.

September 14, 2009

Watch video of New York City ACORN investigation here.

Senate votes to deny ACORN funds 83-7. Article here.

September 15, 2009

The State Attorney for Baltimore, Maryland, Patricia C. Jessamy, announces she may prosecute the investigators who uncovered ACORN willing to help set up a brothel for underage illegal immigrants and evade taxes, not ACORN. Charge would be for possible unlawfully recorded audio and could get them 5 years in prison. Read more here.

This comes admid discovery that ACORN is opperating in Maryland without a license. See here. Contact information for Baltimore State Attorney office here. Jessamy can be reached by email at mail@stattorney.org.

Fourth video released. ACORN employee admits to murder. Video Part I here. Part II here.

Senate send letter to White House requesting that they cut all ties to ACORN. Read more here.

September 16, 2009

Acorn suspends some of its operations in response to videos. Read more here.

September 17, 2009

House votes 345-75 to deny all federal funds to ACORN. Read article here.

September 21, 2009

Another White House connection to ACORN exposed. (Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett’s crew member Buffy Wicks, also in on NEA propaganda phone call). Read about it here.

September 23, 2009

ACORN sues filmakers who exposed their corruption. Article here.

Rep. Barney Frank against defunding ACORN.  Claims it may be unconstitutional. Read more here.

IRS severs ties with ACORN. More here.

September 30, 2009

Hannah Giles Defense Fund set up to help Hannah pay for legal fees associated with ACORN lawsuits. She posed as the prostitute in the ACORN investigation videos. Go to www.DefendHannah.com for more details.

 

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Firefighters Lose US Grant Money to ACORN

"Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN, despite a clear signal from Congress that it intends to cut off federal funding to the embattled group." Read rest of article here.

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New Orleans to Give More Money to ACORN

"Two contracts are fully executed and a third is in the approval and signing stage between the city of New Orleans and ACORN." Read rest of article here.

Louisiana launches ACORN investigation!

Watch video here.

If you have information that will assist in the ACORN investigation, please call: (225) 326-6120

National Endowment for the Arts Used to Create Propaganda

Is National Endowment for the Arts Pushing Obama Administration's Agenda? Read about it here or on Big Hollywood, here. You can also watch the video of the Patrick Courrielche interview with Glenn Beck on our video page, here. Decide for yourself if you want our tax dollars paying for this art.

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New Audio shows White House connection in NEA Conference Call. Read about it  here.

Full NEA Conference Call Transcript and Audio

Keep up to date on this and other issues at www.BigGovernment.com.

 

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Indoctrination of Our Children

ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama (Link here.) All videos also posted on our website "Videos" page.

 

Live on the set of CNN: Propaganda in the U-S-A!

Schoolkids performing a Miley Cyrus song with pro-Obamacare lyrics and some interesting dancing.

 

Sand Hill Venable Elementary School indoctrination video

Video shot during President's Day PTO program at Sand hill-Venable Elementary School in Buncombe County, NC in February 2009.

 

School Children Taught to Praise Obama

More indoctrination of our children at a New Jersey Elementary School.

Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ (video keeps getting deleted from youtube. 3rd time I've had to post it)

Quote from video:

"Barrack Hussein Obama, he said, Red, Yellow, Black and White, all are equal in his sight."

Remember when a similar line pertained to Jesus? (more lyrics listed with video on our "Videos" page.

 

This video, "Story of Stuff"  is being played in many schools across the country.

 

"I Pledge" Video 

Celebrities pledging to serve the President, and other bizarre pledges.

Video was shown to school children in Utah. Read more about it here.

 

Pledge to the Earth being taught in some schools.

 

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Also promoted on Disney Channel with this commercial:

 

 

Controversial Presidential Speech shown in schools in early September. Read article here.

 

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Recovery Money Goes to Non-Existent LA Districts

Interesting. Over 10.9 Million dollars have went to Louisiana Congressional Districts that do not exist. According to the official government website designed to track the stimulus money; Louisiana has an 8th, 12th, 14th, 22nd, 26th, 32nd, and 45th congressional district, and they all receive large amounts of tax payers money. 318 jobs were also created in these non-existing LA congressional districts.
 
 
Here is the party's website.
Click here for Sen. Vitter news release.
 

2 Navy SEALs' detainee abuse trials moved to Iraq

"The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - Two Navy SEALs accused in the mistreatment of an Iraqi detainee should be tried at the U.S. base in Iraq where the alleged victim is being held, a military judge ruled Monday."
Read more here.

Vet Ordered to Remove Flagpole From His Yard

Local World War II Veteran Fights Homeowner's Association. Colonel Van Barfoot's homeowner's association has ordered him to remove the flagpole from his yard. Read story here

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Woman Told by State to Stop Babysitting Neighbors' Kids

A Michigan woman who watches neighbor's children at bustop before school told by state that she is running unlicensed daycare and must stop. Read more about it here.

Humana Threatened by Government

Humana Insurance Company was threatened by the government when they sent letters to their customers raising concerns with the effect the suggested healthcare reform would have on Medicare. Read more here.

New York Health Care Workers Revolt Over Forced Swine Flu Vaccine

N.Y. Health Care Workers Revolt Over H1N1 Vaccine. Read more about it here.

Watch video of Lou Dobbs, CNN, on issue here.

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MSNBC Caught in Lie

MSNBC claims Gun-Toting Protesters at Presidential townhalls are "White Racists." Only one problem. The man with the assault rifle is black.

You can watch the video of the msnbc broadcast here. Read about the incident on Hot Air. They also have a link to the uncut video from CNN that shows the man's face. Photos here.

You can also read the letter from Americans for a Limited Government, calling for the termination of employment for all those involved in the broadcast, here.

 

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Support Whole Foods grocery store

Whole Foods grocery store is under attack, after the chief executive of the company wrote an article against government run healthcare. Now there is a move to boycott the store.

Link to article about boycott here.

List of store locations in Louisiana:

Veterans Blvd.

Veterans Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002

Arabella Station

5600 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Baton Rouge

Corporate Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

 

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07-2009 - Violation of Freedom of Speech in Baton Rouge

Call to action alert!
Last Wednesday, July 22, 2009, "Organizing for America" hosted a press conference in Baton Rouge to promote the President's health care plan. Outside, public citizens who showed up to speak out against the plan were told by a Baton Rouge police officer that they weren't allowed to talk to anyone on the sidewalk. People wearing ACORN t-shirts told the police officer to stop the people from talking to anyone, and he did. They were not even allowed to have a civil conversation with opposing viewpoints, even when the person they were speaking to said he was okay with the conversation and didn't need the police to intervene. The Baton Rouge police officer clearly violated our right of Free Speech and needs to face disciplinary action for this. Someone needs to speak out and protect our freedoms before they are taken away from us entirely. This offense cannot go unpunnished, and groups, such as ACORN, such not have the right to order the police around to do their bidding and stop any opposition to their plans.
You may view the video of the incident here.

 

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Contact the Media

Media contact information at Fair.org.

 

FAIR's Media Contact List

Let your voice be heard! Talk back to the media.

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Network/Cable Television

ABC News

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CBS News

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Phone: 212-975-4321

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Email forms for all CBS news programs

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CNBC

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Phone: (201) 735-2622

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Email: info@cnbc.com

 

CNN

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Phone: 404-827-1500

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Email forms for all CNN news programs

 

Fox News Channel

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Phone: (212) 301-3000

Fax: (212) 301-4229

comments@foxnews.com

 

List of Email addresses for all Fox News Channel programs

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The O'Reilly Factor: Oreilly@foxnews.com

Hannity: Hannity@foxnews.com,

On the Record with Greta: Ontherecord@foxnews.com 

Glenn Beck: GlennBeck@foxnews.com

 

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Phone: (212) 664-4444

Fax: (212) 664-4426

 

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Dateline NBC: dateline@nbcuni.com

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NBC News Today: today@nbc.com

 

PBS

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Phone: 703-739-5000

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The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: newshour@pbs.org

 

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National Public Radio

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Phone: 202-513-3232

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List of Email addresses for all NPR news programs

 

The Rush Limbaugh Show

1270 Avenue of the Americas, NY 10020

Phone (on air): 800-282-2882

Fax: 212-445-3963

E-mail: ElRushbo@eibnet.com

 

Sean Hannity Show

Phone (on air): 800-941-7326

Sean Hannity: 212-613-3800

James Grisham, Producer: 212-613-3807

E-mail: Phil Boyce, Program Director phil.boyce@citcomm.com

 

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The Los Angeles Times

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Phone: 800-528-4637 or 213-237-5000

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Corrections: senioreditor@nytimes.com

New York Times Contact Information by Department

How to Contact New York Times Reporters and Editors

 

USA Today

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Phone: 703-854-3400

Fax: 703-854-2078

Letters to the Editor: editor@usatoday.com

Give feedback to USA Today

 

The Wall Street Journal

200 Liberty St., New York, NY 10281

Phone: 212-416-2000

Fax: 212-416-2658

Letters to the Editor: wsj.ltrs@wsj.com

Comment on News Articles: wsjcontact@dowjones.com

 

The Washington Post

1150 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20071

Phone: 202-334-6000

Fax: 202-334-5269

Letters to the Editor: letters@washpost.com

Ombudsman: ombudsman@washpost.com

Contact Washington Post Writers and Editors

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Magazines

Newsweek

251 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-445-4000

Fax: 212-445-5068

Letters to the Editor: letters@newsweek.com

 

Time

Time & Life Bldg., Rockefeller Center, 1271 6th Ave., New York, NY 10020

Phone: 212-522-1212

Fax: 212-522-0003

Letters to the Editor letters@time.com

 

U.S. News & World Report

1050 Thomas Jefferson St., Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202-955-2000

Fax: 202-955-2049

Letters to the Editor letters@usnews.com

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News Services / Wires

Associated Press

450 West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-621-1500

Fax: 212-621-7523

General Questions and Comments: info@ap.org

Partial Contact Information for the Associated Press by Department and Bureau

 

Reuters

Three Times Square, New York, NY 10036

Telephone: 646-223-4000

Reuters Editorial Feedback

 

United Press International

1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: 202-898-8000

FAX: 202-898-8048

Comments and Tips: tips@upi.com

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WVUE-TV Fox 8

1025 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy.

New Orleans, LA 70125 Phone: 483-1540

fax# 504-483-1543

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WWL-TV Channel 4

1024 N. Rampart St

New Orleans, LA 70116 Phone: 529-6298 (newsroom)

WWLTV news desk 504-529-4444

 

WDSU News Channel 6

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New Orleans, LA 70113 Phone: 679-0600

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WGNO ABC26

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Metairie, LA 70001 Phone: 619-6363 (newsroom)

fax # 504-569-0908

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