Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Sunday 'Report;' 11/11/2012 [Part 3]

What The National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
What Does The Election Mean For obamaKare?
Staff Report,
November 9, 2012
What’s next for Obamacare now?
The bad news is that many of the health care law’s serious effects were delayed until after the election.
Ten of its 18 new tax hikes have yet to kick in. And there is still so much about the law that we don’t even know.
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) was absolutely right when she famously remarked in 2010 that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Thus far, we have seen revelations of increasing costs,
higher taxes, and a flood of directives from Washington bureaucrats—yet there are countless major features of the law that have not been decided.
    Just a few of the questions that remain: What will a qualified health plan look like? What will be in the essential benefits package that insurers are required to provide? How will the employer and individual mandates to purchase insurance be implemented? The list goes on.
    Thankfully, this isn’t the end of the story. Obamacare is not here to stay. Despite the 2012 election, the assumption that the health care law will stay on course is another example of the left’s wishful thinking. Of course, efforts for [....]

U.N. Moves Quickly On Gun Grab
by Bob Livingston,
Personal Liberty Digest
November 9, 2012
    The lights weren’t even turned off at the Barack Obama re-election celebration before the United Nations began plotting its gun grab again — with U.S. blessings.
The U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee approved a resolution calling for a new round of talks in March. The vote came less than 24 hours after Obama secured re-election.
The committee uses high-sounding, feel-good language to make it sound like the U.N.’s goal is [....]

After obama Wins, U.S. Backs New U.N. Gun Grab Talks
by Louis Charbonneau,
November 7, 2012
    Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge Washington denies.
    The month-long talks at U.N. headquarters broke off after the United States - along with Russia and other major arms producers - said it had problems with the draft treaty and asked for more time.  But the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee moved quickly after obama's win to approve a resolution calling for a new round of talks March 18-28. It passed with 157 votes in favor, none against and 18 abstentions.
U.N. diplomats said the vote had been expected before Tuesday's U.S. presidential election but was delayed due to Superstorm Sandy, which caused a three-day closure of the United Nations last week.
An official at the U.S. mission said [....]

What 'Single Policy Change' Does Krauthammer Think Could Save GOP In 2016?
by Jason Howerton,
November 8, 2012
    Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer gave the Republican Party some tough love on Thursday. He told the GOP: “No whimpering. No whining. No reinvention when none is needed. Do conservatism but do it better.”
Point-by-point Krauthammer went through the various demographic advantages the Democrats were able to exploit to win the past two elections with Barack Obama as its figure-head. And, more importantly, he explained how he thinks Republicans can close the gap.
    First, they dominate in regards to Hispanics, he explained. But in reality, the group really should be a reliable Republican constituency as they tend to be hard-working, religious and socially conservative on issues like abortion.
So, here is Krauthammer’s shock solution:  [....]

Why We Lost And What It Will Take To Win
by Chip Wood,
Personal Liberty Digest
November 9, 2012
Well, so much for the seers, sages, pundits and prognosticators who predicted an easy victory for Republicans on Election Day. It turned out to be anything but.
For a lot of us, our worst fears are coming true: four more years of Barack Obama in the White House and at least two more years with Harry Reid and the Democrats controlling the Senate.
The one bright spot is that Republicans retained control of the House of Representatives. Since the Constitution requires that all spending bills originate in the House, that provides hope there will be at least some slight restraint as Big Government marches forward.
But then I remembered that [....]

Time For Introspection, But NOT Surrender
by David Limbaugh,
November 8, 2012
    Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation's re-election of a president with the worst record in decades?
I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates.
    My first reaction after the election verdict was to fear both that America's financial collapse is now inevitable and imminent and that America's implosion is inevitable because the election seemed to reveal that the majority of Americans no longer embrace America's founding principles.
Even with such fatalistic fears, I was exhorting my fellow conservatives on Twitter not to give up; no matter how bad things seem, we can reverse this. We must quit feeling sorry for ourselves; we must not accept this death sentence; and we must fight on. After sifting through the evidence and reading everyone's ideas, I am feeling somewhat more optimistic but nevertheless recognize that the task before us is enormous.
    I think we can break conservative post-mortem opinion into roughly three camps. The first is composed of the defeatists, who believe we have passed the tipping point because America now has more takers than producers. European socialism is here to stay. The second is convinced [....]

What About Ayn Rand?
This article originally published in the National Review on January 30, 1960
by E. Merrill Root,
[November, 2012]
The distinguished scholar and poet E. Merrill Root, Professor of English at Earlham College, has for several years been troubled by the disavowal of the novelist Ayn Rand by Whittaker Chambers; and now insists that nothwithstanding Miss Rand's aggressive atheism, and other stances offensive to a conservative, her works be given the respectful and sympathetic attention of the conservative community.    Ayn Rand, in The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, is our most original artist-philosopher. Fortunately for us, she is the artist-philosopher of sanity, freedom and vital conservation: a life-giving sun among her planets. As such, she should be acclaimed by all conservatives — but, strangely, she is not. This I would remedy.
     I respect Whittaker Chambers. Yet in his review of Atlas Shrugged, featured in National Review [December 28, 1957], he recoiled from Ayn Rand: he found her atheistic, materialistic, ridiculous in her attempt to supersede the Cross with the Dollar. (He did not understand this: it was only a brave, honest rebuttal of the “humanitarian” pseudo-Christian sentimentality that says it does not believe in “profit” or “property,” and so destroys the economy of the earth with its hypocrisy and illusion.) Chambers seems to think her more atheistic than the Communists, more materialistic than the Philistines. But even Homer nodded — and even Chambers can go off the beam.
    Before I prove him wrong, let me point out that National Review has eulogistically reviewed both the late H. L. Mencken and the late Eugene O’Neill. Do either of these minor artists qualify as “religious”? Did either believe in God — or even in man? Both were nihilists. Mencken ridiculed America — and man (whom he regarded as a cosmic boob); he was a Calvinist, minus God, standing on his head. He said man can do nothing to “change the practical joking of God” (in whom he did not believe). He called man a pestiferous disease of the earth, a cosmic “urethritis.” His favorite image was that of man as a sick fly sitting on a fly-wheel revolving in nothing and going nowhere. His bumptious bassdrum style reiterated a monotonous debunking of faith, hope and love; knowing nothing of religion or poetry, he ridiculed both like a tub-thumping Bob Ingersoll. A denier of God, he was naturally a mocker of man; his aim in art was to “poke the animals to make them roar.” O’Neill was a [....]
Video-Did obama Steal The Election?
Staff Report,
November 8, 2012
    We know the Obama campaign engaged in massive voter fraud in 2008.
They also sought unsuccessfully to suppress the military vote,which historically votes conservative.
This time,they did both.
    Before the election,we heard almost weekly about some shipment of absentee ballots getting lost on the way to our troops in Afghanistan. Or ballots being mailed out too late to be of any use in the election. There was the odd story of a plane that crashed and “burst into flames” carrying absentee ballots into Afghanistan. Oddly,as soon as the story appeared,it disappeared. Did anyone die in the crash? What kind of plane was it? It seemed like a cover story [....]

obama's Top Five Immediate Problems
Staff Report,
November 8, 2012
    Now that President Obama will never face re-election again, it is time for the campaigning to end. Perpetual political rhetoric and promises do not matter any more. Action—and leadership—are sorely needed on pressing issues that threaten the United States. America’s people are under threats to their livelihoods, their protection, and their freedom. For some of these, deadlines for action have already come and gone, making them more dire than ever. Here are the top five problems that require the President’s immediate attention.
1. Massive Tax Increases Scheduled
When the chairman of the Federal Reserve says the nation is headed over a cliff, the President should take notice. A total of nearly $500 billion in tax increases—old tax policies expiring and new ones taking effect—is scheduled to hit on January 1. This “Taxmageddon” fiscal-end-of-days scenario will hit individuals and their families, struggling small businesses and investors alike. So much for creating jobs. The Congressional Budget Office, which does not normally forecast recessions, has said that without some action to change our direction, the country is heading straight for another recession in 2013. As Heritage’s J.D. Foster wrote, “If a slowdown or even a recession unfolds as CBO predicts, the blame will lie with President Obama.”
2. Cuts to the U.S. Military
Through a legislative process called sequestration, the President and his allies in Congress thought they could secure tax increases by holding America’s military hostage. So they programmed [....]

Is U.N. Internet Takeover Coming?
by Sam Rolley,
Personal Liberty Digest
November 7, 2012
    Internet censorship via a United Nations initiative could be a very real possibility for citizens in the United States, depending on the outcome of talks scheduled to take place next month at a conference in Dubai.  At the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications, U.N. members could potentially advocate controls that would censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to clean up their “e-waste” and make gadgets that are better for the environment.
    U.S. officials say that the Nation is against the U.N. proposals because management of the Internet by one central organization goes against free speech.
“[Doing nothing] would not be a terrible outcome at all,” Terry Kramer, the chief U.S. envoy [....]

Coal industry leaders encouraged by post-election coalfield unity
by Bill Archer,
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
November 10, 2012
BLUEFIELD — During several weeks leading up to Tuesday’s general election, several coalfield activities drew thousands of people making a case for coal. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy, was among the groups that stood in vocal support of the industry.
The 2012 election will be remembered as the campaign for coal,”
Mike Duncan, president and chief executive officer of the ACCCE stated. Duncan provided the organization’s post-election thoughts and future outlook for coal.
Millions of coal voters have been activated and will be an important presence not just in this election, but in the years to come.”
    The coalition was established in 2008, and is [....]

After obama reelection, Murray Energy CEO reads prayer, announces layoffs
by Steven Mufson,
November 9, 2012
For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer — and layoffs.
Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking:
Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”
On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal, one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a “war on coal” by the Obama administration. [....]

November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation
by Conn Carroll,
November 4, 2012
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.
The rush is a major sign of panic by environmentalists inside the Obama administration. If Obama wins, the EPA would have another four full years to implement their anti-fossil fuel agenda. But if Romney wins, regulators will have a very narrow window to enact a select few costly regulations that would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.
Environmentalists at the EPA pulled this trick before in 2000 when the Clinton administration rushed out a finding that Mercury emissions from power plants were a growing public health threat pursuant to the Clean Air Act. That finding did not regulate power plants itself, but it did force the Bush administration to begin a lengthy regulatory process.
The Obama EPA has estimated that this regulation alone will cost the U.S. economy $10.9 billion a year. [....]

Mourning In America:  Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last Night
by Rusty Weiss,
November 7, 2012
 Last night's victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America.
It also means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion medical device tax, all the way down to the $600
 million executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy.
Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course.
So with another four years for President Obama to look forward to, and the obvious inevitability of Obamacare that this entails, let's examine the very real jobs that will be lost, and the very real lives that will be affected.
Welch Allyn
Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law.
Dana Holding Corp.
As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts [....]
That's it until Next Sunday or until I decide another 'report' is necessary.
When I think of "Clown Prince" obama, I think of that T-shirt quote:
Ya Can't Fix Stupid!! 
Until Next Sunday....



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