Archive for September 2009

GM to shut down Saturn after deal with Penske falls apart

September 30, 2009

This was one of the better car manufactures for at least a decade or more. But now, thanks to the Federal Government, a company that has been successful and thriving is going to go under. Good Job President G.W. Busch and Obama. Yes, I am not a two party person. I am a conservative. My elected cockroaches screwed up yet again. Oh wait, the American people screwed up, cause you Elected Them.

From USA Today;

DETROIT — After months of negotiations aimed at saving the Saturn brand, General Motors said Wednesday it will stop making Saturn vehicles this year and wind down the brand by the end of 2010.

Saturn’s last hope, a sale to Penske Automotive Group, fell apart Wednesday afternoon. A Penske statement said it was notified that its tentative deal with an undisclosed automaker to supply vehicles to sell as Saturns had been rejected by that company’s board.

A deal signed in June for GM to sell the brand to the dealer chain run by entrepreneur and former race driver Roger Penske called for GM to supply Saturn’s current Aura, Outlook and Vue vehicles for two to three years. Penske was responsible for finding another supplier for vehicles after that.

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Government to Intensely Track for H1N1 Shot Side Effects

September 29, 2009

This is tooo much. I just did my Radio Show tonight, “Ask this Nurse”, on BogTalkRadio about this very subject. And I talked about side effects of the Vaccine. Too Cool. So read on “MacBeth”.

From Fox News:

WASHINGTON — More than 3,000 people a day have a heart attack. If you’re one of them the day after your H1N1 flu shot, will you worry the vaccine was to blame and not the more likely culprit, all those burgers and fries?

The government is starting an unprecedented system to track possible side effects as mass flu vaccinations begin next month. The idea is to detect any rare but real problems quickly, and explain the inevitable coincidences that are sure to cause some false alarms.

“Every day, bad things happen to people. When you vaccinate a lot of people in a short period of time, some of those things are going to happen to some people by chance alone,” said Dr. Daniel Salmon, a vaccine safety specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Health authorities hope to vaccinate well over half the population in just a few months against swine flu, which doctors call the 2009 H1N1 strain. That would be a feat. No more than 100 million Americans usually get vaccinated against regular winter flu, and never in such a short period.

How many will race for the vaccine depends partly on confidence in its safety. The last mass inoculations against a different swine flu, in 1976, were marred by reports of a rare paralyzing condition, Guillain-Barre syndrome.

I don’t want this to be a “fear mongering blogger”, but you have got to get the facts. Knowledge is the weapon of choice in this fight, and many other fights we have ahead of us.

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NYT Tries to Deflect Charges of Bias, Announces ‘Opinion Media’ Editor

September 27, 2009

Now this is interesting.

From Newsbusters;

The New York Times announced today that it would appoint an editor to monitor ‘opinion media’. In an attempt to respond to criticism that it has been too slow to pick up on stories first reported by conservative blogs and talk show hosts, the Times acknowledged poor coverage, but denied a political agenda.

The self-proclaimed ‘paper of record’ was extremely slow in picking up on two recent stories. The first, the ‘trutherism’ of former White House Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, was initially reported by Pajamas Media, and later by Glenn Beck on his Fox News talk show. The Times did not cover the story until after Jones had resigned.

So, how many conservative blogs are they monitoring as well. Not to mention the Conservative Talk Radio Shows on the internet like; The Uncooperative Radio Show. And now the Old Grey Lady, the bastion of all that is the “Liberal, Commie” media, will be using us as their information source. This is just Fabulous! Keep up the pressure people, it’s working. We will get our country back, even if it takes us one inch at a time.

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Netanyahu Condemns U.N. for Allowing Ahmadinejad to Deliver Address

September 24, 2009

Good for him. I wish our elected cockroaches would follow his lead. But they won’t.

From Fox News:

Holding aloft evidence of Hitler’s Final Solution, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday railed against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his denial of the Holocaust and scolded the United Nations for allowing Ahmadinejad to speak during its opening session of the 64th U.N. General Assembly.

With detailed reminders in hand of the war that sent 6 million Jews to their deaths in concentration camps, including construction blueprints for Auschwitz, Netanyahu took his turn at the dais to recall the agreement within the world body to create the Jewish state and express astonishment at what he witnessed a day earlier in that organization’s great hall.

He commended those who boycotted Ahmadinejad’s speech, but condemned those who allowed it.

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Agencies Instructed to Separate Politics from Grant Awards

September 22, 2009

It doesn’t matter if they halt all the Unconstitutional, Left Wing, Commie programs. The problem is that they put them out there and try to push them on the American People. Our “precious” President is “community organizing” from the highest Office in the Land and the World. Do not stop people, keep the pressure on. Open your eyes, be Uncooperative Readers, Listeners, and Citizens. Maybe the whole point to the “Commies” coming out of the closet, was for us to fight for our Constitution and freedom. Maybe this is the tipping point. Let’s tip for conservative values and the Constitution of These United States of America. Let’s fight and get our Republic back. The Left chant “Cumbaya”, conservatives need to start chanting:: The Constitution Is The Solution”.

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday instructed government agencies to keep politics away from the awarding of federal grants, a step taken as the administration sought to minimize the fallout after an official at the National Endowment for the Arts urged artists to advance President Obama’s agenda.The new guidelines were issued at a meeting between White House officials and chiefs of staff across the executive branch, after the disclosure of a conference call last month in which artists were asked to work with the Corporation for Public Service to promote Mr. Obama’s health care, education and environmental proposals.

“We regret any comments on the call that may have been misunderstood or troubled other participants,” said Bill Burton, a deputy White House press secretary. “We are fully committed to the N.E.A’s historic mission, and we will take all steps necessary to ensure that there is no further cause for questions or concerns about that commitment.”

A White House memorandum, distributed to agencies across the executive branch, told officials that grant decisions should be made on their merits and government officials should avoid creating an appearance that politics was involved in any decisions. The administration does not believe the N.E.A. conference call violated the law, Mr. Burton said, but conceded that it bothered some participants who said it crossed the line by promoting the president’s agenda.

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Captured Insane Killer Duped Friend to Escape

September 21, 2009

I worked as an evening Nurse Supervisor for four years at a facility that housed Developmentally Disabled adults. Although most of them were more like children. Some were violent, some were sex offenders, and some were, well, just plain crazy. They lived in houses that are much nicer than any house I ever lived in and they got to destroy them and their contents on a regular basis. Then, the State would just pay to repair and replace that which was destroyed. Needless to say, I quit. There was a lot of things about that job that bothered me, but the one that really got to me was; How in the hell could they put a facility without gates or fences next to a High School and keep sex offenders there?

SEATTLE — An insane killer who slipped away from the staff of a mental institution during a trip to a county fair was recaptured Sunday, three days after he escaped his monitors — and more than 180 miles away.

With a helicopter overhead and dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement officers swarming around Goldendale, 47-year-old Phillip Arnold Paul walked out to a highway in south-central Washington state just as search personnel arrived at the scene, Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas said.

“He came out of the brush, onto the roadway, as law enforcement officers were going by,” McComas told The Associated Press. “His intent was to voluntarily give himself up because he knew we were going to find him.”

But Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie D. Knezovich said Paul had just tried to thumb a ride from an area resident who alerted authorities, and seemed to be trying to remain on the loose.

Paul had told a friend in Spokane for months that he was going to be released from the Eastern State State, a mental institution. He went to the friend’s house Thursday after escaping during the Spokane County Interstate Fair, Knezovich said in a release.

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U.S. to Reveal Euro Missile Defense Plan

September 21, 2009

From the AP:

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration appears likely to adopt a compromise European missile defense plan that shelves many of the components that have been a major irritant in relations with Russia, with an announcement expected Thursday.

Obama’s top military adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the administration was “very close” to the end of a seven-month review of a missile defense shield proposal, an idea that was promoted by the George W. Bush administration. Mullen would not divulge its results.

President Barack Obama faces the dilemma of either setting back the gradual progress toward repairing relations with Russia or disappointing two key NATO allies that agreed to host components of the planned system.

Administration officials were expected to brief lawmakers and government officials in Poland and the Czech Republic on results of the review on Thursday, according to an administration official and a congressional aide. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates scheduled a news conference Thursday with a top military leader, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, who has been a point man on the technical challenge of arraying missiles and interceptors to defend against long-range missiles that an aggressor such as Iran might lob at the U.S. or its allies. Two military officials said the news conference would concern the missile defense plans.

Obama took office undecided about whether to continue to press for the European system and said he would study it. His administration never sounded enthusiastic about the plan, and European allies have been preparing for an announcement that the White House would not complete the shield as designed.

Again My President Obama is selling our national sovereignty down the tubes. Yea, Yea, Yea!

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