Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Groundbreaking: Congressman Blackburn ready to compromise on nothing.

If FOX can't get it out of her, no one will.

Regarding the discussion of up-front costs... HA! We have established what is worth government spending according to Rep. Blackburn.

Friday, July 24, 2009

No apology here

Congressman Marsha has apparently moved on from her most recent faux pas on the House floor...

Blackburn, Conaway Move To Stop Egregious Regulation
Discharge Petition Would Preserve Congressional Authority

Washington, Jul 24 - Representatives Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) and Michael Conaway (TX-11) today filed a discharge petition for HR 391, a bill that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating “greenhouse gases” under the Clean Air Act.

As Congress continues its work on Cap & Trade legislation, the EPA is poised to implement an independent carbon cap system unilaterally, without authorization from Congress. The EPA system would fine “major emitters” of carbon dioxide. Those “major emitters” range from individual homes, churches, and especially farms. The impact of this EPA regulation would amount to a tax on every pig or head of cattle.

Speaking on the prospect of unilateral EPA regulation, Mr. Conaway said, “As evident in the current Cap-and-Tax legislation that passed the House, it is clear that our Democrat colleagues like to raise taxes at every possible chance, but I hope that we can all agree that allowing the EPA to impose regulations and taxes on American people and businesses is absurd. It is not in our best interest to allow the EPA to form policy that will affect the interests of consumers, farmers, and small businesses without the consent of the American people who voice their concerns to their Members of Congress. As of now, the EPA is continuing to implement restrictions that will have a negative impact on our way of life, and we cannot sit idly by and watch as unelected bureaucrats at the EPA impose unnecessary taxes on American people and businesses without the consent of Congress.”

“The House and Senate are debating action on carbon regulation. The energy tax they are contemplating is a terrible option, but at least it has been hammered out by elected representatives. What the EPA proposes will have the same disastrous effect on our economy, but it will be managed by unaccountable bureaucrats,” Mrs. Blackburn said.

Umm. I don't think EPA's intention is to go after churches in order to mitigate climate change, but I find the use of quotes in this press release rather humorous. Goes to show that "science" is still a problem for Republicans. I wonder what percentage of Americans would trust "Marsha Blackburn" to address global warming over "unaccountable bureaucrats" at EPA.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

All ears on Marsha

KABOOM! Rep. Blackburn has talked her way right back into national headlines. This time she has brought her nothing-but-military, anti-spending, anti-government, pro-antiness rhetoric even lower. Everyone, even my fellow residents of TN-07, can now see what is worth government assistance to Congressman Marsha Blackburn: nothing.

Here's the kick-off...

and the consummate reaction...

I'll keep you posted with my Congressman's response.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The answer is simple

Just listen to Mr. Coulter...

Even two decades after the collapse of liberals' beloved Soviet Union, they can't grasp that it's easier and cheaper to obtain any service provided by capitalism than any service provided under socialism.

You don't have to conjure up fantastic visions of how health care would be delivered in this country if we bought it ourselves. Just go to a grocery store or get a manicure. Or think back to when you bought your last muffler, personal trainer, computer and every other product and service available in inexpensive abundance in this capitalist paradise.

Does she really think healthcare is on par with car mufflers?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wait and see


As we all know, Rep. Blackburn follows a "nothing but military" policy. Here are some examples to add to the list:

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010 -
Vote Passed (219-208, 1 Present, 5 Not Voting)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

Restore Our American Mustangs Act-
Vote Passed (239-185, 9 Not Voting)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 -
Vote Passed (320-97, 16 Not Voting)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

We'll see how she reacts to this --- is it OK to cut military spending, Congressman? As one of your constituents, I think that if you can cut money from the Dept of Education, you can cut the Dept of F-22s.

Do too much vs. do too little

If a majority of your constituents can pay for their healthcare -> you don't care about healthcare. Case and point: Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I was lucky enough to see this exchange between Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) and Judge Sotomayor this morning on the news...

“Do you agree with his statement that you have generally liberal instincts?” asked Cornyn.

Sotomayor said that if Pavia had been talking about her serving on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, “a board that promoted equal opportunity for people….you could talk about that being a liberal instinct in the sense that I promote equal opportunity in America and attempts to ensure that.”

Thursday, July 9, 2009