Report From The Birmingham, MI Tea Party Protest - August 22, 2009 — I took a few of my kids and headed down to Birmingham today, anticipating a good turnout at the tea party protest against unconstitutional government expansion. I wasn't disappointed either.
Discussion: Sadly, No!, Blue Crab Boulevard, American Power and Moonbattery
Gavin M. / Sadly, No!: Letter From Birmingham FAIL
Donald Douglas / American Power: Recess Rally in Birmingham, Michigan
Van Helsing / Moonbattery: Birmingham, Michigan Tea Party
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
SO THE KNOXVILLE TEA PARTY CROWD HAD A RECESS RALLY at the Federal Courthouse, where Rep. Jimmy Duncan and Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have offices. They had 100-15 people (I heard that about half that many counterprotesters were there at the beginning, but they were marching off …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Riehl World View
Paul Boerger / Mount Shasta Herald News RSS:
Web extra: Congressman Herger calls Obama plan ‘threat to democracy’ — Republican Congressman Wally Herger held a health care town hall meeting Aug. 18 at Simpson University in Redding, where a partisan crowd of over 2,000 people loudly cheered Herger's position that a public option was “unacceptable.”
Discussion: American Power, The Huffington Post, The Reaction, Raw Story, Don Surber and The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
Donald Douglas / American Power: Wally Herger Town Hall: The ‘Atmosphere of a Revival’
Michael J.W. Stickings / The Reaction: Craziest Republican of the Day: Wally Herger
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story: GOP congressman supports ‘proud right-wing terrorist’
Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Congressman: Health bill a ‘threat to democracy’
Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
Garofalo: Tea Party Protesters ‘Functionally Retarded Adults’; Says ‘I Want My Country Back’ Code for ‘I Want My White Guy Back’ — You probably already knew Jeanane Garofalo was no fan of conservatives, Republicans or just about anything that could be described as right of center.
Discussion: Hot Air, YID With LID, The Other McCain and Big Hollywood
Sammy Benoit / YID With LID: Jeanane Garofalo's Brain Springs a Link
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: What does Janeane Garofalo know about Uganda?
President Hannity? Talker drops hint — Talk-show host says he won't rule out bid for White House — WASHINGTON - Talk-show host Sean Hannity, a vocal opponent of Barack Obama's policies, said today he would not rule out a bid for the presidency in 2012.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU, NewsBusters.org, The Hill's Blog Briefing Room and Weasel Zippers
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org: Is Sean Hannity Considering Presidential Run In 2012?
Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Sean Hannity for president?
Arthur Martin / Daily Mail:
An overdraft? That'll be £200 at Lloyds TSB (but only £15 if you're a Muslim) — Many Lloyds TSB customers are being hit with charges of up to £200 a month if they go into the red - while Muslims who use the bank are only being charged £15.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Don Surber
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Daschle Has the Ear of the White House and the Health Industry — WASHINGTON — Six months have passed since the morning when Tom Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader, under fire for not paying certain taxes, called President Obama in his study off the Oval Office to withdraw his nomination as health secretary and reform czar.
Discussion: American Power
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
A Judgment Call That Comes Up A Bit Short — The first lady stepped off Air Force One during the Obama family's recent mini-vacation out West wearing a pair of moss-colored shorts. They were not the kind of knee-grazing Bermudas or pedal pushers that the fashion industry has long advocated …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette, The Moderate Voice, Althouse and Weasel Zippers
Pundette / Pundit & Pundette: The sinking Obama brand, et cetera
‘Clunkers’ Program Benefits Foreign Automakers More, Data Shows — Smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles like the Toyota Corolla are top sellers, while buyers are trading in SUV's like the Ford Explorer to be scrapped, turning the already dwindling number of American car owners into the growing ranks of foreign car drivers.
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin.com, Hot Air, Riehl World View and Blue Crab Boulevard
David L Riddick / Conservatives4Palin.com: Obama The Lightworker Helping You Evolve Your Cars
Gaius / Blue Crab Boulevard: Gee, Thanks America!
White House Reveals Identity of Firm That Sent Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Reform — The White House revealed to FOX News that it hired a private communications firm to distribute mass e-mails, including unsolicited spam to help sell President Obama's health care plan. — FOXNews.com
Discussion: Gateway Pundit, Verum Serum, Hot Air, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, Stop The ACLU, Weasel Zippers, Wizbang and JammieWearingFool
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Fox News: White House hired private firm to distribute Axelrod's ObamaCare spam
William Teach / Stop The ACLU: Say, Looks Like The White House Was Giving Email Info To 3rd Party Company
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
White House Adds $2 Trillion to Deficit Forecasts
White House Adds $2 Trillion to Deficit Forecasts
Discussion: BernardFinel.com and ParaPundit
Randall Parker / ParaPundit: 10 Year Deficit Projection Up To $9 Trillion
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Senator seeks data on health insurer profits — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate Democrat asked the top 15 health insurers to explain what portion of premiums go to profits versus patient care, putting further pressure on the companies to explain their business practices as Congress considers sweeping health reform legislation.
Discussion: Emptywheel and Crooks and Liars
Anita Kumar / Washington Post:
Virginia Governor's Race Seen as Crucial to Timothy M. Kaine's Political Future — Political Future Is Intertwined With Race — RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine calls state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor, as often as every other day some weeks …
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: Running from the Party — Creigh Deeds has his troubles.