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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Patriot Enclave-show notes: 9-15

Aerotropolis is dead.......sort of. The Senate stripped out much of the most egregious tax incentives and then sent it to the House where they will vote on the bill. Unfortunately they are also likely to put a lot of that stuff back in.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about Aerotropolis, it is very important you know the facts of the bill.

Obama's big tax and spend, but make no cuts Jobs Bill. It's just more of the same. Stimulus Jr.

(AUDIO) Have you heard about Attack Watch?

(AUDIO) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)doesn't think you deserve to keep all your money because it is up to the government to take what is theirs.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiners seat came up for a vote Tuesday and Republican Bob Turner took it in a 54% to 46% victory over David Weprin, the Democratic challenger. What was the DNC Chairwoman's response to this absolute flogging in New York 9?
Democratic party leaders insisted the loss wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. “It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City.
Oops, except Democrats have held that seat since 1923.

Un.Be.Lievable.........the Solyndra mess is now being blamed on the BUSH administration by the Obama Administration. In what can only be described as a ridiculous statement, Jonathan Silver in his opening testimony today said:

Not only that, Silver says, "Solyndra submitted its initial application in 2006, and much of the extensive due diligence on the transaction was conducted between 2006 and the end of 2008."

He says that "by the time the Obama administration took office in late January 2009, the loan programs' staff had already established a goal of, and timeline for, issuing the company a conditional loan guarantee commitment in March 2009." Ultimately, the Obama administration issued the loan guarantee that March, which Silver argues, was "on the exact timeline that had been developed by the Bush administration..."

Only, NO sorry, try again:
But Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of the oversight subcommittee that is conducting the Solyndra investigation, said that there's a problem with that version of events. "In reality, on January 9, 2009 -- at the end of the Bush administration -- the DOE Credit Committee voted against offering a conditional commitment to Solyndra, saying that the deal was premature and questioning its underlying financial support," Stearns said in his opening statement. "Only after Obama took control, and the stimulus passed, was the Solyndra deal pushed through."
In fact, through the Internet way-back machine we find that there were several emails traded between the White House and the Office of Management and Budget charged with handing out the money from August of 2009 demanding they get busy and get the money handed out.

Oh look, now even the Treasury Department is in on the deal.

I wonder if it is still a problem for states to pass their own immigration laws? When Arizona did it the Department of Justice rained down on them like nobodies business. Now that Chicago has done it, I wonder how long until the Obama Administration comes down on them.......oh, well they probably won't since the law is designed to protect illegal immigrants-even those who commit felonies.

Michigan will become the first state to begin tracking children's weight.
In an attempt to combat Michigan's childhood obesity epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that the state would begin tracking kids' body mass index through the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. Although the policy would be one of the most extensive government anti-childhood obesity efforts, pediatricians were divided over whether it would have the desired impact.

The tracking system would encourage pediatricians to calculate patients' BMI using height and weight measurements, and report these numbers to the state through the existing immunization tracking system, the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. The numbers would be reported anonymously, meaning that the child's identity would not be connected to his or her BMI in state records.