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Steve Cates
OUR TANKING PRESIDENT: WHERE WILL IT END?

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Even with fawning coverage of the Obama family vacation in Marxist Vineyard, and the distraction of Senator Kennedy’s death and funeral, the downward spiral continues for The Anointed One. According to the Sunday, August 30, 2009 Daily Presidential Tracking Poll people seem to be on to the Obama double talk with a significant disapproval:



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Bruce Walker
A REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

Republicans need to come out with a short, clear, reasonable, post card size plan right now.  Make sure everyone in America knows what it is.  Ask the American people to demand that Congress pass the Republican Health Care Reform and not some nebulous, mammoth, back-door-deal Chicago mafia health care plan.  Democrats, now, stand for nothing popular at all.  Once Republicans clearly stand for something sensible and easy to grasp, the political battlefield changes dramatically.



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST –  08-28-09

THE SMALLEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION, WHICH WOULD BE THE MOST VALUE TO THE STATE?, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE, LEONARD STAYS WHERE HE IS, AN ELIXIR FOR LONG LIFE, A REVERSAL OF ROLES, “DEATH SQUAD”, YOU ARE BEING ROBBED, YOU WOULD BECOME A CUSTOMER OF ADRIAN KNUDSVIG, WHEW, FAVRE ESCAPES THE BUTCHER, DAKTOIDS



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Steve Cates
MARK STEYN: AIRBRUSHING THE LIBERAL LION

The Senator’s actions in the hours and days after emerging from that pond tell us something ugly about Kennedy the man. That he got away with it tells us something ugly about American public life.



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Steve Cates
OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRAT ILLEGAL ALIEN HEALTH CARE DECEPTION

Senator Dorgan asserts that illegal aliens will not be covered in health plan.

By careful choice of words in discussion of a specific aspect of current health care legislation Obama and socialized medicine supporters continue to try and fool Americans about the implications of taxpayers paying massively for the health care of illegal aliens.

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Steve Cates
JUST WHAT HAS THE GOVERNMENT RUN WELL? ALMOST NOTHING!

Nowhere in the debate regarding health care has anyone asked if the government is able and qualified to run such a system. Before we ask the government to manage universal health care, let’s check them out.



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Steve Cates
URBAN POVERTY USA: CAUSE AND EFFECT?

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

From: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: THE RACE IDIOTS

Not only does this selective moral blindness numb us to our real national sins, it also allows the reprobate the illusion of righteousness.  In fact, while the stereotype of the self-righteous oaf is of a rightist religious zealot, a far more fitting candidate is the loopy leftist lunkhead.  He is the one who will parade about defining favored vices as virtue, worshipping sex and mammon, secure in his own saintliness because he utters nary a racial joke and bears nobly that newly-minted white man’s burden.  The modern leftist is like a Nazi who thinks he is good because he is hygienic and punctual. 



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Steve Cates
HEALTH CARE SPENDING VS. LIFE EXPECTANCY

Americans are living longer - utilizing medical innovation - and paying the price. We are getting our money’s worth of longer, better quality of life!

Will undermining the the profit motive of medical technology advancement effect your life? You bet!



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Bruce Walker
BRUCE WALKER: THE WAGES OF APPEASEMENT

The world has known for many years that the wages of appeasement are the loss of moral high ground to monstrous villains.  During the Cold War, although America usually kept its military power adequate to deter Soviet aggression, the American Left (and European Left) blithely pretended that a regime which conspired with Adolph Hitler to start the Second World War, which instructed the Nazis about how to create massive camps in which millions of souls could perish – as millions had before the Nazis even came to power in Germany – and which preached as doctrine that any lie, any crime, any vice which advanced the cause of communism was morally on the same plane as America and the West.



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Dennis Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: HEALTH CARE CO-OPS—TRUTH AND FICTION

Senator Kent Conrad touts the example of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound (GHCPS) as an example of a health care co-op. Unfortunately, that is not a good example to use. GHCPS policy holders do not have ownership rights. They may apply for membership, but policy holders neither own the “cooperative” nor do they have full membership rights.

Ultimately, every civil program the feds attempt to manage eventually is driven into the ground and out of budget with inevitable cost overruns. Why entrust the government with yet another costly boondoggle to botch?



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Bruce Walker
BRUCE WALKER: EVERY STATE IS A CONSERVATIVE STATE

Now Gallup has come up with three polls in three months which deal explicitly with the ideology of Americans which confirms everything I have been writing about the strong conservative character of our country.  The Red State / Blue State map reflects a partisan divide in America, but not an ideological divide at all.  If Red State means “conservative” and Blue State means “liberal,” then guess what?  The entire map of the United States, except for a peculiar tiny rectangle carved out of southern Maryland, is Red State.  The Biggest Missing Story in Politics is still The Biggest Missing Story in Politics.  What is it that Republicans don’t get?



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Beacon Author
HERB MITTELSTEDT: CZAR; FROM WHERE, ON WHAT BASIS?

Did our founding fathers use the word in our Constitution?  Nope, couldn’t find any mention of it. They were focused on a republic.  So what is going on, now that our emperor, oops president, has appointed about 36 czars?  He obviously envisions himself as a person having great or unlimited power over others; an autocrat.  Where is the constitutional basis?  Is our astute congress sleeping? Do they know the constitutional basis?  Would they be willing to share it with the rest of us?  Has anyone asked the Supreme Court?



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Steve Cates
MARK STEYN: A SIGN FROM THE “ONE”

“Losing faith”? Oh, no! Fall on your knees and beseech the One: “Give me a sign, O Lord!”

But he has. They’re all along empty highways across rural New Hampshire: “This Massive Expansion Of Wasteful Statism Brought To You By Obama Marketing, Inc.”



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Schmid
LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - 08-21-09

FACTS CAN GET SCRAMBLED, AM I CRAZY?, NO HAPPY ENDING, OUTDATED LAW, HE WAS NOT USING A SEAT BELT, BOOST DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES, LARGE, SOOTY BLACK CLOUDS, NEVER ENDING PROJECTS, BIG K MAY LOOK ROLY POLY, PREEXISTING SILLINESS, STEADINESS AND CONTINUITY, :  Expect good times at the Tribal Leaders Summit in Bismarck—after admiring the contestants in the Miss Indian Nations Pageant, the leaders will be entertained by the South African Zulu dance group Soweto Street



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Steve Cates
MARK STEYN: YOU’VE HAD SOME GOOD INNINGS

The problem with government health systems is not that they pull the plug on Grandma. It’s that Grandma has a hell of a time getting plugged in in the first place. The only way to “control costs” is to restrict access to treatment, and the easiest people to deny treatment to are the oldsters. Don’t worry, it’s all very scientific.



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Steve Cates
ALLISON GROTBERG: HOSPITAL BILL VALID REASON FOR GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE?

Senators Dorgan, Conrad and Congressman Pomeroy, there are a myriad of solutions to some of the most painful problems associated with our current health care system. Don’t turn control of our personal lives over to to government and shut down the private health care system. Look for freedom-friendly free market solutions. And fellow citizens, let’s be responsible. Let’s get creative, and let’s stop looking for parental care and crisis-relief from the government alone.



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Steve Cates
JAMES PLAIR: THE CONSTITUTION - THE REAL ISSUE

Compassion is NOT the government’s business. Compassion is the business of the Society of People. Before the advent of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and all of the other government social experiments it was the churches, local charities, the Salvation Army, and other organizations that were aware of the needs of those less fortunate. This was true compassion, not the government programs designed to “fit the needs of all”, but to make our society dependent on government. 



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Schmid
SCHMID - LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST: AUGUST 14, 2009

MAYBE NODAKS ARE SIMPLY STOIC, GREATEST GENERATION,  ELECTROLUX SALESPERSON FOR FIFTY YEARS, STILL HE DIDN’T CALM DOWN, JESSE “THE BODY” VENTURA, YOU MAY LIKE IT OR HATE IT, OIL TOPS COAL, JACK ZALESKI, THE TIME IS RIPE, SUING THE AUDUBON SOCIETY,  DAKTOIDS



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Dennis Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: A REAL SAD POWER GRAB!

"Maybe, just maybe, health care and cap and trade legislation have nothing to do with either health or saving the environment. Maybe these and other efforts have more to do with consolidating political power in the hand of a few Washington politicians to the detriment of our freedom.

"Why don't I trust these people?"



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Steve Cates
SALLY MORRIS: SOCIAL ENGINEERING IN THE AGE OF OBAMA:  CASH FOR CLUNKERS

Let’s step back just a moment and get it in perspective.  “Cash for Clunkers” was packaged as a great, innovative “stimulus” to the auto industry.  The second reason cited was that it was a sound environmental program to get old clunkers off the streets for good, replaced by new, green cars.  Win-win?

Well, except for some other, far more serious issues.  To see what they are and what they do and why we need to look at who is being hurt by this.  The poorer Americans will suffer from this program more than anyone else.  The nasty truth is that “Cash for Clunkers” is not about stimulating the economy nor about the environment.  It is nothing more nor less than a program of social engineering.



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Selwyn Duke
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S BIGOTED MEN
Of course, because I wrote this essay, many people will hurl that r-word at me. But who really is prejudiced? Who really has drawn conclusions that have no basis in reality? If I’m wrong in what I’ve said, then, sure, perhaps it is me. If I’m wrong, then you may have reason to suspect I’m hung-up. But if I’m right, then I have just explained for you the Gateses, Lowerys and Wrights of the world — and the Obamas. If I’m right, it means we have put someone who is hung-up — and perhaps hateful — in the White House.

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Steve Cates
AARP: FIGHTING FACTS WITH MYTH!

AARP makes the claim of addressing “Myths” with “Facts”. There isn’t a single reference in AARP’s “Myths vs. Facts” to any section of the ONLY health care bill (HB 3200) being considered by Congress.  How is it possible to contend the assertions made by AARP are myths or facts?  AARP cites nothing to corroborate any assertion they make! They ignore the ONLY legislation that exists!



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Steve Cates
ED SCHULTZ: LEFTWING DEMAGOGUE OR BECOMING A CRACKPOT?

Big Eddy will say anything for leftwing listeners and ratings, like: “I really think that there are conservative broadcasters in this country who would love to see Obama taken out.”



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: EMPTY CRADLES, DEMOGRAPHIC DESTINY, AND THE DEATH OF THE WEST

While the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding was good cinema, it was also a big fat Hollywood fiction.  With Greece’s fertility rate of 1.36 children per woman — well below the replacement level of 2.1 — “big” is not a modifier demographers would associate with today’s Greek families.  In fact, a more accurate film might be called My Big Fat Muslim Wedding.



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Steve Cates
JACK ZALESKI: FARGO FORUM’S CHIEF PROPOGANDIST?

The Fargo Forum editorial writer Jack Zaleski comes out this morning (August 12, 2009) as a possible shill for Obama’s Care (ObamaScare). He must have gotten the talking points from Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Harry Reid and Barack Hussein Obama concerning the new strategy to continue shoving “health care reform” down the throats of Americans. The emerging new strategy appears to be not to talk about what is actually in H.R. 3200, but to pick one single aspect of the health care debate and attack the validity of all of those opposing this gigantic grab for your liberty, then claim that the opposition comes from some disreputable faction, next claim that not only are those in opposition stupid, mistaken, and liars, and ignore the duplicity of the promoters of this “change”, last, ignore the massive duplicity of the proponants. This is typical Jack Zaleski work. Here is how the technique is executed in The Forum today:



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Steve Cates
DENNIS PATRICK: A HEALTHY UPROAR

Page by Page references as to why there is an uproar over health care reform. This is what the public is upset about. The following citations are taken from H.R. 3200 which members of congress are not addressing. Nor are the senate health care bills available for viewing. THIS IS NOT REFORM, IT IS SOMETHING SO MUCH MORE!



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Steve Cates
MARK STEYN: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AGAINST THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER?

Unsure about that old hippie artist across the street? The one who said, “Yeah, I voted for Obama ‘cause I thought it’d be cool to have an African-American president. But, since the economic downturn, the bottom’s really dropped out of my hemp tapestry market.” He seems to be starting to entertain impure thoughts about the Dear Leader’s plans for us, doesn’t he? And yet, with the best will in the world, one couldn’t really describe him as a snappy dresser, could one? It’s a tough call. So best be on the safe side, and report everyone.



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Schmid
SCHMID - LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST: AUGUST 7, 2009

NORTH DAKOTA YEARNS TO BE NO. 1, TRIBES ARE APPEALING FOR FEDERAL HELP, TWO BASIC APPROACHES TO TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP, VIOLENT TENDENCIES SPAN GENERATIONS, $15 MILLION FOR A NEW GRANDSTAND, IT’S YOUR DAM, NOT MINE, THE MADNESS CONTINUES, CITIES WITH THE SLOWEST RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT, DACTOIDS



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Dennis Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: DOES AARP REPRESENT SENIORS’ BEST INTERESTS?

In spite of these profound flaws, AARP continues to support and advocate for Obamacare regardless of members who see things differently from AARP leaders. Which begs the question, “Whose interest does AARP serve -- the elderly or ideologues?”



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