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Monday, August 3, 2015

Carly Fiorina: Congress Should Shut Down Govt. To De-Fund Planned Parenthood

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was a guest on the Hugh Hewitt radio show Monday evening, and the discussion turned to the Center For Medical Progresses Planned Parenthood videos and the failed senate vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Fiorina said that during the budget process in September, the GOP should hold their ground and hold back funds from Planned Parenthood, and let the Democrats close the government down by filibustering the appropriations bill. But they have to build up to it.

My point is this, however. We have a long way to go. And between now and then, beginning with this vote today, every single Republican out there, as well as I hope every media outlet, needs to ask the question that I have been asking for weeks. How does any Democrat justify their position? How does any Democrat justify the continued taxpayer funding of this organization? And if you really think it’s necessary, then why don’t you support taxpayer funding for pregnancy centers right next door to every single Planned Parenthood facility across this nation so that women really understand what their choices and their options are? We have to hammer the Democrats on this, because honestly, their position, which most Americans do not understand, that’s the shame of it. Most Americans don’t understand that the Democrats’ position is it’s not a life until it leaves the hospital. Most Americans don’t agree with that position. We have to educate the American people about how extreme Democrats are.
Below is a transcript and audio of the entire segment about Planned Parenthood.
Hewitt: And kept it after she left, which is the second violation. I mean, it’s actually kind of staggering that there isn’t a special prosecutor already appointed for her, but I, like you, am skeptical. Now let me ask you about the Planned Parenthood videos. Have you watched them, Carly Fiorina?

Fiorina: I have, and it’s almost unbearable to watch.

Hewitt: Yup.

Fiorina: It’s almost unbearable. And as I have said many, many times, this is not about whether you think you’re pro-choice or pro-life. This is about the moral foundation of this nation. It is an abomination. Truly, it is depraved, and I hope very much that Congress will vote to defund Planned Parenthood now, but I hope as well that every Democrat running for president, for Senate, for Congress or for dog catcher is asked to explain why they are not condemning this practice, these videos, and voting against the funding of Planned Parenthood.

Hewitt: Now Carly, it will come down to shutting the government down, again, on this issue. And that’s where we’re headed. We’re headed there in September, September the 30th. The government will run out of money. The Republicans will refuse to fund Planned Parenthood. The President and the, well, the Democrats in the Senate will refuse to pass an appropriation bill. Should the Republicans blink at that moment? I want to get people ready for this right now. The Democrats will never give up on the abortion industry. You and I both know that. So should the Republicans be preparing now, and educating the American people that they will do what it takes to end what is in essence support for infanticide?

Fiorina: Well, I certainly hope that the Democrats in Congress and in the Senate will be asked the question over and over and over again. I will certainly continue to ask the question of Hillary Clinton and anyone else. So will you. I hope every Republican does. I hope every media outlet does. Explain to me, explain, more importantly, to the American people how you can continue to support a policy that it isn’t a life until it leaves the hospital, and how can you continue to support taxpayer funding for this organization. We have to hammer away at that. Ask them the question. 
Hewitt: Now, you know, though, Carly Fiorina, I’ve probably interviewed you 30 times. You’re one of the best interviews out there. I tell people that’s because you did quarterly conference calls on earnings for so long. But that’s the first time I didn’t get a direct answer from you. Maybe because it’s a very difficult question, so I’m going to try it again. If it comes down to closing the government down or funding Planned Parenthood, what should the Republicans in the Congress do?
Fiorina: I apologize for not answering your question. They should close the government down.

Hewitt:A-ha.

Fiorina: My point is this, however. We have a long way to go. And between now and then, beginning with this vote today, every single Republican out there, as well as I hope every media outlet, needs to ask the question that I have been asking for weeks. How does any Democrat justify their position? How does any Democrat justify the continued taxpayer funding of this organization? And if you really think it’s necessary, then why don’t you support taxpayer funding for pregnancy centers right next door to every single Planned Parenthood facility across this nation so that women really understand what their choices and their options are? We have to hammer the Democrats on this, because honestly, their position, which most Americans do not understand, that’s the shame of it. Most Americans don’t understand that the Democrats’ position is it’s not a life until it leaves the hospital. Most Americans don’t agree with that position. We have to educate the American people about how extreme Democrats are.

Hewitt: Now Planned Parenthood’s defense is that the videos have been edited. What do you think about that?

Fiorina: Yeah, yeah, well, I didn’t hear anybody getting upset at an edited video about Mitt Romney at a fundraiser. Look, whether they’re edited or not, and by the way, the people who have made these videos have also put the unedited videos out there for everybody to see, so if you want to watch the whole thing, you can. This is not about editing. This is about a horrific process of infanticide to harvest body parts. It is abominable.

Hewitt: Do you think the DOJ ought to, we’ve been talking a lot about the Department of Justice, last question, there ought to be a special prosecutor looking into this as well, about some of the attorneys general in the states are going after Planned Parenthood, but it does appear that they have violated numerous laws.

Fiorina: Of course, there should be, and my guess is there will not be, because the Department of Justice is, as we’ve talked about before, politicized. But I applaud the attorneys general across the country who are conducting their own investigation. It has to be done.


Quinnipiac University Poll: Americans Oppose Iran Deal By Two To One Margin

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday morning shows that American voters oppose the Iran deal by a  two to one. 57 - 28% margin.  Republicans oppose the deal by a huge 86-3% margin. Independents also oppose the deal by a strong 36%,  55-29% margin with Democrats supporting the deal by a strong 52-32% which may be an indication that the Democratic support for the deal has more to do with the president is from their party than a believe the agreement is good for the country.


By slightly smaller margins voters believe the Iran deal would make the world less safe, again its the Democratic Party serving as the outlier.


Overall American voters disapprove the way President Obama is handling Iran (again driven by the Republicans and Independents. And that 35% approval is the lowest percentage since Quinnipiac started asking the question.


Quinnipiac also asked overall approval questions regarding the president and each party in congress which you can see by clicking here





Obama To Announce Job Killing, Inflation Producing, Economy Slowing, Clean Energy, Plan



Today at the White House, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against the economy. The plan will order steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, directly causing an increase in energy costs and a loss of jobs in the energy industry. The new EPA rule demands that the states sets state targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants or else they will do it themselves.


Since all companies rely on energy to produce/ship,etc. everyone's price to develop, manufacture and sell product will increase. Those increased energy costs will be pass along to the consumers.
Data from the federal Energy Information Administration has shown that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the final version of which will be released Monday, will raise electricity rates for average Americans, at least in the short term. The proposal will limit carbon emissions from power plants, and the EPA has admitted that coal’s share of U.S. power generation will drop by about 25 percent if the plan is fully implemented.

The administration is expected to unveil stringent standards but may give states until 2022 to meet emissions targets rather than 2020, as originally planned, according to media reports.

There also are questions swirling around the EPA’s new ozone standards, due out in October. The proposal is expected to lower surface ozone standards from 75 parts per billion to 65 or 70 parts per billion, and critics fear the plan ultimately could be the most expensive regulation in U.S. history.
And who is going to pay for that regulation (which estimates say will be around $10 billion/year?) The consumer---that's who.

And for those involved in the coal business it's even worse, "America’s coal miners are getting so desperate, beaten down by the lowest prices in eight years, increasing competition and mounting environmental regulations, that they’re battling each other for scraps. Details emerging ahead of the release of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Monday show pressure
from Washington to curb coal’s use will only intensify over the next 15 years, escalating the industry’s fight for survival.

The Heritage Foundation reported on July 5th that, "without the details of the final regulations, and given the complexities of state plans, it is difficult to fully model the economic effects of the Administration’s Clean Power Plan; however, economic models can provide a snapshot of the economic losses that CO2 regulations would impose. The economic consulting firm NERA projects that whether or not a plan is state-administered or EPA-administered, electricity prices will increase considerably. If states administer the plan, electricity prices will increase by an average of 12 percent between 2017 and 2031, but if the rulemaking is left to the EPA, prices will rise an average of 17 percent during that time period.

A new study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce and published this past June predicts the new regulation will leave minority communities with disproportionately fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher poverty than whites. 

The Associated Press explained who will lose in the president's new assault on the economy.
Although the administration predicts the plan will actually lower the average U.S. energy bill by almost $85 in 2030, companies that produce and distribute electricity aren't buying it. The savings come from increased use of wind, power and hydro plants, which operate at a cost of close to zero after they're installed. But acquiring and constructing renewable power sources is still very costly, making it less cost effective in many circumstances.

The National Association of Manufacturers, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Mining Association, the American Energy Alliance and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association all predicted the rule would drive electricity bills up.

The earlier version of Obama's plan sought to accelerate the ongoing shift from coal-fired power to natural gas, which emits far less carbon dioxide. But the final rule aims to keep the share of natural gas in the nation's power mix the same as it is now.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said government estimates show renewable energy has ticked upward even since the rule was proposed last year, but that natural gas remained an important part of the U.S. energy mix.

The tweaks eliminate an option for states to get credit for using efficiency programs to persuade energy consumers to use less power, one of the so-called "beyond the fence" measures to cut overall emissions that don't directly involve how power plants are operating. Because the administration is specifically regulating power plants under the Clean Air Act, the inclusion of such measures in the proposal raised concerns that they'd likely be invalidated in court.

Even so, McCarthy said U.S. energy statisticians are seeing significant and consistent reductions in the demand for energy in the U.S. The revised power plant rule does offer polluting credits to states that deploy energy efficiency programs in poorer communities.

The Wall Street Journal also predicts disaster:
If the EPA succeeds, Americans will be paying for decades. NERA Economic Consulting estimates that the Clean Power Plan will cost $366 billion and bring double-digit electricity-rate increases to 43 states. Regulators including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation warn that the plan could weaken the reliability of the national electric grid by forcing many power plants to close well before new ones can be built. Yet even the administration admits that the EPA plan will have only a trivial impact on the climate.
Here's the bottom line. The president of the United States will be introducing a regulation (another executive agreement) which will slow the economy, raise prices, and cost more jobs.  And for you folks who believe in the climate change hypothesis, it's not going to have a big impact on the economy. So why is he going to do it?  Because he wants to.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Buzz Aldrin's Travel Voucher To The Moon

Buzz Aldrin On The Moon In Front Of The LEM
This has to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Buzz Aldrin posted on his Facebook Page his travel voucher for his trip to the moon aboard Apollo 11. Yes he had to fill out a travel voucher and got payed back for some expenses

My favorite part was his travel agenda...it was so nonchalant, Cape Kennedy, Fla----> Moon---> Pacific Ocean (USN Hornett)--->Hawaii, and return to Houston Texas.  I mean this was the agenda for the first landing on the moon. (Sorry If I keep gushing, but that moon landing was one of the coolest events in my life).





Here's page one of the voucher...




Then of course there was Buzz Aldrin's expenses. I love the notation Gov. Spacecraft for the Saturn V rocket/command module and then the Lunar Excursion Module, those things were so much more exciting than Gov. Spacecraft.


The LEM is at the top of the page and below is the Apollo 11 Command Module piloted by Michael Collins is below:



The names Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, those three brave explorers, were the heroes of my generation.  Forty-six years later, those three names and talk of their historic mission makes still make me feel like an awestruck twelve-year-old . Even though I've had 46 years to think about it--- I still cannot come up with a better word for that 240,000 trip from earth to the moon than cool.  If you are old enough to have seen the moon landing live, than you probably use that word also---it was the definitive cool event!

Thanks Buzz for sharing these documents.

Women Betrayed By Planned Parenthood


Last Tuesday, July 28, in a nationwide response to disgusting Planned Parenthood videos and their cover-up lies rallies were held under the banner of Women Betrayed.

As written at the Women Betrayed website:
On July 14th and July 21st, the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives casually discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts. It was sickening. It was horrifying.

In both videos, the abortionists filmed – Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services and Dr. Mary Gatter, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council – candidly discuss the harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies and the haggling of prices for these baby body parts.

The abortion giant claims they care about women but they don’t – just look at their actions. Planned Parenthood gets over $500 million a year in our taxpayer money and makes more than $100 million in profit, all while having abortion quotas. The organization has been caught covering up statutory rape, double-billing taxpayers, aiding and abetting sex traffickers, scheduling sex-selective abortions and accepting money to abort African American children.


Women have been betrayed by Planned Parenthood. Families have been deceived. And the smallest among us have been the ultimate victims of Planned Parenthood’s horrific business schemes. Quite frankly, we’ve had enough. It’s time to relieve Planned Parenthood of our taxpayer dollars.
One of the rallies took place in Beaverton, Oregon near where my good friend and radio partner Tami Jackson operates her media empire. Melody Durrett of Students For Life moderated the rally which took place in front of the Beaverton, Oregon, Planned Parenthood facility.

Tami covered the rally expertly and posted Five videos below is one, Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Gayle Atteberry.





There was so much more to this rally, read the rest of Tami's account and watch the other four videos at Barbwire.com by Clicking Here