Archive for July 11th, 2011

Video, New Club for Growth TV Ad Campaign, “Spine” — Warns Republicans On The Debt Ceiling

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Club for Growth calls on Republicans to “Show some spine” and oppose debt ceiling hike without spending cuts and Balanced Budget Amendment

Washington, DC – With Congressional Republicans working on a deal with President Obama, the Club for Growth today announced a national TV ad campaign calling on Republicans in Congress to stand firm for genuine reform. The Club for Growth is part of a national conservative coalition called “Cut, Cap, and Balance,” which is opposed to raising the debt ceiling unless Congress passes immediate spending cuts, statutory spending caps, and a Balanced Budget Amendment.

The Club for Growth’s new TV ad “Spine” starts airing tomorrow nationwide on the Fox News Channel. To view the Club for Growth’s new TV ad, click here or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaNGLZQUjs.

“Everyone knows that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid want nothing more than to raise the debt ceiling so they can continue to feed their gluttonous spending habits, but what will Republicans do?” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Will Republicans show some spine by demanding real spending cuts and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, or will they go along with the big spending liberals? A Balanced Budget Amendment is the strongest possible reform to keep Congress from continuing the endless cycle of more spending, debt, and taxes – and Republicans should demand no less as part of any deal. Club Members will watch closely to see which Members of Congress fight to reform a broken budget process, and which ones make deals that sell out our fiscal future.”

Script for “Spine” (:30) (more…)

Texas mom delivers 16 pound baby

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

NBC 41 news – Kansas City, MO, officials warn residents to stay out of city fountains

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Japan – In possible world health scare, scientists find gonorrhea strain resistant to all known treatments, antibiotics

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

Rasmussen – 51% Say Children Today Have Worse Quality Of Life Than Those A Generation Ago

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of American Adults believe the quality of life for children today is better than it was a generation ago. Fifty-one percent (51%) say children’s quality of life is worse today, while 12% believe the two generations are about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The new results are more pessimistic than those found in January of last year, when 44% said children’s quality of life was worse and 34% said it was better.

Bloomberg – Federal Reserve may keep interest rates at record lows for the longest period since World War II

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

UK Guardian – CIA ran fake vaccination drive in Pakistan to get Osama bin Laden’s family DNA

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

Even liberal Associated Press admits terrible economy – “The job market is defying history”

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

USA Today – Minnesota state budget shutdown could help former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in 2012 primary

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 38%

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Democrats enjoyed a seven-point lead on the Generic Ballot – 42% to 35% – when Barack Obama took office as president in late January 2009, but their support has generally remained in the mid- to upper 30s since June of that year. Republicans began to close the gap following the stimulus debate in February 2009.

Republicans lead by 15 points among male voters and run even with Democrats among female voters. GOP support is higher among voters over 40.

Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties prefer the Republican by 40% to 28% margin, but another 32% of that group remain undecided or lean towards a third-party candidate.

Gallup – Only 45% approval for President Obama

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link

NBC 41 Kansas City – American Red Cross needs blood donors, especially Type O Negative

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Barack Obama’s Demagogic Style – Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Monday, July 11th, 2011

link