Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jigga wha?

Appearing on Fox News's "On the Record with Greta Van Sustren" last night, Pawlenty said the federal law that mandates ER treatment should be repealed.

"Well, for one thing you could do is change the federal law so that not every ER is required to treat everybody who comes in the door, even if they have a minor condition," Pawlenty said. "They should be -- if you have a minor condition, instead of being at the really expensive ER, you should be at the primary care clinic."

So much for compassionate conservatism. I guess we can officially put that one in the oxymoron dictionary.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Some non-news from Kingsport Times-News

Scorecard puts Roe second from bottom on environmental issues
By Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe tied for having the second-lowest score in the Tennessee congressional delegation in an environmental advocacy group’s national ranking on selected votes involving conservation issues.

Tennessee Conservation Voters joined the Washington, D.C.-based League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Monday in an e-mailed release of the 2009 National Environmental Scorecard.

The scorecard examined 11 Senate and 13 House votes dominated by clean energy and climate change but also encompassing other environmental issues such as public lands, water and wildlife conservation.

Roe, R-1st District, got 7 percent out of a possible score of 100 percent. He got those points for voting for a clean water funding measure in March 2009. He got zero points for voting against House climate change legislation, a homeland security bill to protect against acts of terrorism against chemical facilities, and an appropriations bill for environmental funding.

Roe tied with U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, R-2nd District.

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-7th District, received a zero score, while U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-3rd District, a Tennessee gubernatorial candidate, got a 14 percent score.

Tennessee GOP U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker received 27 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen, D-9th District, and Bart Gordon, D-6th District, both received 100 percent scores.

The bills and the congressional votes can be found online at

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Where?)

Dr. Greg Rabidoux, candidate for US Congress, District 7, TN, announced today that his campaign will embark upon a 15 county listening tour in 15 days. This listening tour will touch upon all 15 counties in US House District 7. Times, dates and locations will be announced soon, though Rabidoux promises it will be a real listening tour, one in which the candidate listens to the constituents and not solely the other way around. As Rabidoux said, "First, let's be sure on one thing, any incumbent who wants to continue serving the people who they represent should be listening to them every day. They should be listening to the concerns of all the people." Further he added, "And scheduling listening sessions at restaurants or at the office of an incumbent at days and times most convenient to him or her as my opponent Marsha Blackburn did recently, shows us those sessions were more about her needs and convenience and less about us. I'll go where the people of CD7 are; it's about serving their needs not making the process serve mine."

If you wanna know where Congressman Blackburn is, it ain't in TN-07. Check at CPAC or someplace in Missouri.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I mean, who wouldn't relish being called "the worst person in the world"?

I'm assuming Congressman Blackburn is used to it...

2/15/10 - Game On Again!!
Marsha Blackburn

I think it is almost a badge of honor to be awarded "the worst person in the world" according to ultra liberal Keith Olbermann. Although, sometimes it is difficult to follow his rant, he apparently objected to my suggestion to the President that younger people should be permitted to privatize their Social Security accounts.

Mr. Olbermann doesn't seem to have much confidence in the ability of young people to manage their own money. I do. I know that young Americans are paying attention to what is going on in our country, and that they don't like it anymore than I do. They know that if this Administration continues its tax and spend policies, they will be forced to pay the bills. They also know that unless the Obama Administration does something to correct Social Security it won't be there for them.

Of course, Mr. Olbermann rarely gets anything right in his rants on MSNBC. Perhaps that’s why very few people bother to tune in. Mr. Olbermann is so busy attacking conservatives and trying to defend his liberal friends in the Obama Administration that he evidently can't be bothered doing any research. Even a google search would help Mr. Olbermann.

When extreme left wingers like Mr. Olbermann make conservatives like me their target, I can't help but think that I must be doing something right.

One important note, Congressman: young people don't support you!!!! A Google search might shed some light on that fact, too!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Funny Sarah

From the Tennessean...

Some media outlets were giving Sarah Palin a hard time Monday for apparently consulting notes written on the palm of her hand during her weekend appearance at the Tea Party convention in Nashville.

The notes consisted of reminders such as "energy," "budget," "tax" and a call to "lift American spirit."

Some commentators noted that during her speech to the convention, Palin mocked President Barack Obama for his habit of using a Teleprompter.

Palin supporters, meanwhile, pointed out that the former Alaska governor responded to "Palm-gate" in an appearance Sunday for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. This time, she wrote on her hand: "Hi, Mom!"

Monday, February 8, 2010

Seems that not all facts are ignored on FIXED News

From TPM...

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), one of the co-sponsors of Rep. Paul Ryan's Social Security-slashing budget proposal, went on Fox today to advocate privatizing both Social Security and Medicare.

Blackburn never used the word "privatize." But her idea to change the entitlement programs so people have separate accounts with their money is, in effect, privatization.

Friday, February 5, 2010

CM on MB

As stated on Hardball...

“Well, I think I’d like to close the gap between rhetoric and reality just for a second here, and that is that Marsha Blackburn with that list of particulars she offered never mentioned the fact that Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency for many years—in fact, most of the last decade.

During none of that time did they ever move those bills, did they ever try any of those things. This is the great hypocrisy of the Republican Party. They do nothing in terms of extending health care to the millions of people uninsured. And every time the Democrats try to do it, whether it’s Harry Truman or it’s Bill Clinton or it’s President Obama, they have all these criticisms and then they’d say, why didn’t you take the Republican approach? They never offer the Republican approach when they have the power.

That’s the great hypocrisy of Marsha Blackburn. She’s been in the Congress now for eight years now. It’s her fourth or fifth term. How come she didn’t offer these many offerings that she had there in that list of hers, which I found rather pushy really because why did she offering things that she could have passed with the Republicans when they were in power? It’s so hypocritical”.

Amen, brotha.