Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us



Same old place
Same old city
What can I do?
I’m falling in love

I’m just an old hound dog
Roaming around, oh Lord
I’ve got all this and Heaven above

Oh, Atlanta
I hear you calling
I’m coming back to you one fine day
No need to worry
There ain’t no hurry cause I’m
On my way back to Georgia
On my way back to Georgia

I get a feeling in me
When I remember all those crazy days and crazier nights
Can’t you hear the music playing?
You must have heard them saying
We’re gonna rip ’em up and light up the night

Oh, Atlanta
I hear you calling
I’m coming back to you one fine day
No need to worry
There ain’t no hurry cause I’m
On my way back to Georgia
On my way back to Georgia

Same old place
It’s the same old city
What can I do?
I’m falling in love

I’m just an old hound dog
Roaming around, Lord, Lord
I’ve got all this and Heaven above

Oh, Atlanta
I hear you calling
I’m coming back to you one fine day
No need to worry
There ain’t no hurry cause I’m
On my way back to Georgia
On my way back to Georgia

Oh, Atlanta
Hear me calling
I’m coming back to you one fine day, hey
No need to worry
There ain’t no hurry cause I’m
On my way back to Georgia
On my way back to Georgia–_Tonight_Im_Lonely_Too.html


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110 Responses to “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us”

  1. Troy Says:


  2. Tenacity Says:

    Not first

  3. Tenacity Says:

    Troy et al,
    I am analyzing Honest/Gold Money legislation. I could use some help/feedback. If you are willing to take on this challenge with me, let me know. I have already started a dialogue on this with certain patriots in Colorado. I have read the New Hampshire, Montana & Colorado proposed bills. I have watched the video presentation of the Montana bill that included comments by phone from Dr. Vieira, Larry Parks and James Turk ( I have studied Ithaca Hours and the BFM(?) or buddled commodity system. My goal is to propose a system in the next Colorado legislature session that both Colorado patriots and the majority of local and or state representatives and senators will buy into (pun intended).

    So does this interest anyone enough to do research, give critique and suggestions?

    If so, you might start by listening to Glenn Jacobs being interviewed by Gary at Restore the Republic. Pay special attention to posted comments by lastradicaldude, who is a personal friend and confidante of mine. I am more interested in your feedback on my friend’s comments than I am about Jacobs comments. Jacobs does a decent job of differentiating between Keynesian and Austrian economic theory, but I agree with the posters that see holes in some of Jacobs’ other comments.

  4. Tenacity Says:

    Troy, JAC, Katie et al,
    I forgot to post the link…duh…

    Also, I will be presenting a list of the best objections to the bill proposed this year to Doc V for his remedy. I will also be discussing this with those that sponsored the bill this year. That bill apparently died in committee. I suspect that it died because of a lack of petition support. It is one of my goals to structure a bill that the Colorado patriot community will support and thus obtain thousands of petition signatures.

  5. ddlew Says:

    GM CEO resigns at Obama’s behest

    The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

    On Monday, President Barack Obama is to unveil his plans for the auto industry, including a response to a request for additional funds by GM and Chrysler. The plan is based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, headed by the Treasury Department.

    The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government’s behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason.

    General Motors issued a vague statement Sunday night that did not officially confirm Wagoner’s departure.

    “We are anticipating an announcement soon from the Administration regarding the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry. We continue to work closely with members of the Task Force and it would not be appropriate for us to speculate on the content of any announcement,” the company said.

    The surprise announcement about the classically iconic American corporation is perhaps the most vivid sign yet of the tectonic change in the relationship between business and government in this era of subsidies and bailouts.

    Wagoner has been CEO for 8 years and at GM for more than 30. It is not yet clear who would replace him, or what role the administration would play in that process.

  6. Tenacity Says:

    The Department Of Defense briefed the president this morning.
    They told OBAMA that 2 Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq .
    To everyone’s surprise, all the color drained from Obama’s face.
    Then he collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken,
    almost in tears.
    Finally, he composed himself and asked, ‘Just how many is a

    This is especially funny, since he obviously has no understanding
    of billion or trillion either!

  7. JAC Says:

    Hmmm Alison Krauss
    I feel sometimes I compete with that memory.
    The hubby dated her a few times when she was a teenager.
    Her Dad lives in my town, I’ve been introduced to him once.

  8. Tenacity Says:

    Just for the record, I believe S/Ob has a very good understanding of trillion. To him, its a large enough number that they can misappropriate billions and spend the US economy into bankruptcy.

  9. rosettasister Says:

    Obama orders the Second Surge

    By Hugh Hewit
    Examiner Columnist | 3/29/09 9:42 PM


    The hawks must realize that if Obama delivers on security and stability in Afghanistan, the case for change in the White House will be significantly weakened. The doves must realize that their own standard bearer has repudiated their most cherished tropes about the war and how it must be waged, if at all.

    Afghanistan is part of a global war on terror that many on the left deny is a war in any meaningful sense of the word. 60,000 troops in harm’s way, and billions more in aid to both Pakistan and Afghanistan certify the long war as real and the threat from Islamist extremism as clear and present.

    And of course Obama’s embrace of the need for victory endangers the left’s deep hatred of Bush. If four years from now the war is still tough going, Osama bin Laden is still at large, Pakistan is still unstable, and the need for continuing commitment still obvious, it will be hard indeed for the left to continue its war on the first president who saw what needed to be done despite its difficulty, unless it adds a second president to its list of alleged fear mongering imperialists.

  10. rosettasister Says:


    March 29, 2009

    What’s the Alternative?

    What substitute plan does the GOP have for the budget?

  11. rosettasister Says:


    March 29, 2009

    Are the ‘Super-Regulators’ overstepping their authority? (The Ayn Rand Connection)

  12. rosettasister Says:


    March 30, 2009

    Ed Feulner — Heritage Foundation president says it’s a great time to be a conservative

  13. rosettasister Says:


    March 30, 2009

    Secretary Gates — Defense secretary on Afghanistan strategy, North Korea missile test

  14. rosettasister Says:


    March 30, 2009

    Stephen Harper — Canadian PM talks G20 summit, terror and trade

  15. rosettasister Says:

    A Week for Budget Battles

    House and Senate Democrats intend to pass their respective budgets by the end of the week before Congress heads out on a two-week Easter break.

    The Senate begins its debate this morning, aiming to finish the required 50 hours of consideration by Thursday night. House action comes mid-week and President Obama is scheduled to meet with House Democrats at the Capitol this evening to shore up their support.

    Senate Republicans say they intend to make it as difficult as possible for Democrats as they bring a series of budget amendments to the floor in an effort to put Democrats on the spot over spending.

    But Democrats say they believe they’ll be successful in this preliminary phase of House and Senate action, though they still face a challenge later in April when they have to put a final, joint version of the budget together.

    Senator Kent Conrad, Democrat of North Dakota and chairman of the Budget Committee, said the respective spending plans give lawmakers the latitude they need to move ahead with health reform and the president’s other initiatives.

    “We’ve given maximum opportunity for the committees of jurisdiction, maximum flexibility to write major health care reform and to pay for it,” Mr. Conrad said Sunday on CNN.

    House Republicans this week will have the opportunity to provide the details of the budget plan they outlined last week to some ridicule for failing to produce a full plan. Senate Republicans have said they would not propose a comprehensive budget alternative though Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he thought they should.

    “We’re working on it; we’re working very hard on it,” said Mr. McCain, adding that the Republican approach would call for less spending and more fiscal controls.

  16. rosettasister Says:

    Judd Gregg on right now.

  17. rosettasister Says:

    Gregg Sets GOP Tone On Federal Budget

    Republicans have consistently said the Obama budget amounts to an unprecedented amount of government intrusion in to the marketplace, which would undermine hopes of an economic recovery.

    “He also is proposing the largest tax increase in history, much of it aimed at taxing small business people who have been, over the years, the best job creators in our economy,” Mr. Gregg said. “And further, he is proposing a massive new national sales tax on your electric bill. So that every time you turn on a light switch, in your house, you will be hit with a new tax — and it averages over $3,000 per household.

    “These are staggering numbers and represent an extraordinary move of our government to the left,” he said.

    As Republicans rally around Mr. Gregg’s message and Congress prepares for a heated debate, the nation also remains split as to the benefit the economy would receive if the Obama budget passed.

    In a poll released by Rasmussen Reports, 42 percent of Americans believe the White House budget would help the economy, while 43 percent believe it will hurt the economy.

    The poll found that those believing the budget will help the nation has remained steady at between 42 and 44 percent, while those believing the budget will hurt the nation has increased over the past month.

  18. rosettasister Says:

    Boehner visits BR, pitches GOP budget

    Boehner said Saturday that next week, Republicans would be laying out the details of their budget, which focuses on cutting government spending, lowering taxes and halting bailouts of financial companies.

    “It clearly will let families and small businesses keep more of what they earn,” he said. “We’ll make sure the federal budget isn’t growing faster than the family budget.”

    The plan’s focus on energy from a number of sources — green, oil and gas and nuclear — would help create jobs in Louisiana, he said.

    Boehner admitted that, given the Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, the Republicans’ proposal has little chance of success.

    “I’ll never give up,” he said. “We don’t have near enough votes, but our job is to communicate with the American people about (the Democrats’) proposal and to communicate our better solution.”

    Boehner would not go into detail on what he discussed in the meeting with Cassidy, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, James Riley of NAI/Latter & Blum and Lester McLin, owner of the Livingston based engineering and surveying company, McLin & Associates.

    “People are mostly concerned that the spending spree that Washington is on is not sustainable,” Boehner said. “This giant debt is going to cause our economy to grow more slowly.”

  19. rosettasister Says:

    The specter of reconciliation

    Budget battle moves to House, Senate floors

    Looming over the debate is the specter of reconciliation, a special legislative maneuver that the White House and congressional Democrats are considering using to make it harder for Republicans to block healthcare and energy reform. By including reconciliation instructions for those items in the budget resolution, Democrats can move them forward with only a simple majority and without needing to break a GOP filibuster.

    Conrad and other centrist Democrats have warned against the use of reconciliation, saying that it would hurt their relations with the Republican minority, whose 41 votes are enough to block bills from becoming laws. But neither the White House nor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has ruled out using reconciliation. And Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and a small group of liberal Democratic senators are pressing their fellow Democrats to use reconciliation to push through healthcare and energy reform, which they see as necessary to limiting exploding government costs.

    Republicans are seeing signals that the budget resolution that emerges out of the House-Senate conference will include reconciliation instructions. They’ve noted that the budget outline in the House includes reconciliation instructions for healthcare and education reform, even though Conrad’s does not.

    McConnell said that reconciliation was just “a way to jam the minority.” Using the special process “would make it absolutely clear that all of their plans they intend to carry out on a purely partisan basis,” he said.

  20. rosettasister Says:

    Republicans will offer an amendment that would prevent the resolution from including reconciliation instructions.

    Budget bill stands in way of congressional recess

    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said Republicans intend to offer a slew of amendments to try to curb spending, some of which were defeated during the committee markup Thursday.

    Gregg said Republicans will offer an amendment that would prevent the resolution from including reconciliation instructions if they are not in the Senate measure.

    While the Senate resolution does not include reconciliation instructions, the House resolution does for healthcare reform and education legislation; reconciliation only requires majority support, which enables those employing it to avoid Senate filibusters.

    Congressional Democrats last week have refused to rule out using reconciliation. Other differences include the level in fiscal 2010 non-discretionary defense spending. The House bill would provide for $532.6 billion. The Senate bill calls for $525 billion.

    Both resolutions include deficit-neutral reserve funds for healthcare reform, energy and education — three pillars of the Obama agenda — leaving it up to the committees of jurisdiction to draft legislation on matters such as a cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

  21. rosettasister Says:

    Evan Bayh

    A back stabber. A “conservaDem.” A Democrat In Name Only. A corporate shill.


    Sen. Evan Bayh took a lot of (not so) friendly fire last week as liberal grass-roots groups and bloggers started a campaign to pressure him and other moderate Democrats to fully embrace President Obama’s policy goals.

    Bayh’s sin, from the groups’ perspective, was twofold: He created a group of like-minded Senate Democrats to “pursue sensible solutions.” He also said he doesn’t support a fast-track procedure for Obama’s suggested approach to reducing air pollution.

    “We’re not ideologues,” Bayh said of the group of 15 senators. “We are pragmatic. We’re not strident partisans. We care about our country more than our party.”

    Though the group has yet to announce any positions, it almost immediately came under attack as being hostile to Obama.

    It doesn’t hurt Bayh one bit to be perceived in Indiana as the punching bag of the Democratic Party’s left wing.

    Borosage, Hamsher et al. point out that Obama won Indiana in ’08, so Hoosier pols – R’s and D’s alike – should tread carefully when they take a position not completely in line with Obama. The implication is that all the Hoosier Obama voters will rise up against them in the 2010 elections.

    It is true Obama took Indiana – but with just 50 percent of the vote. A victory, to be sure, but a far cry from a landslide and overwhelming mandate. Besides, voting for a candidate hardly means total agreement with every utterance or policy.

    Bayh has always won elections with the support of Republican voters. Some of their affection might have dimmed a bit when he campaigned vigorously first for Hillary Rodham Clinton then for Obama and was credibly rumored to be the runner-up in Obama’s vice presidential selection process.

    So his moderate credentials might need a wee bit of burnishing home-side as he approaches his re-election campaign next year.

  22. rosettasister Says:

    Carbon control costs

    Cap-and-trade measures to curb global warming could have big impact on jobs, electric bills

    Bayh was one of eight Senate Democrats who joined a group of Republicans in opposing a fast-track procedural move that would’ve allowed the proposal to go through the Senate by a simple majority vote.

    Democrats, who are two seats short of the 60 votes needed to stop a filibuster, will now need Republican support to approve the plan.

  23. rosettasister Says:

    Geography trumps party in energy bill

    To pass the ambitious energy plans, congressional leaders and the Obama administration will have to win over some Republicans and most Democrats.

    That strategy took a big hit last week when congressional leaders, faced with opposition from some Democrats, abandoned a plan that would have made it easier for the Senate to pass, with a simple majority vote, a cap-and-trade program for controlling greenhouse emissions.

    The change was aimed at appeasing the “Gang of 15” Democrats led by Stabenow, who have been critical of President Barack Obama’s plan to place increasingly strict caps on carbon dioxide emissions, and allow companies that exceed their caps to buy emissions credits from ones that emit less.

    The common element uniting the group is the Rust Belt they represent. The senators, from Michigan’s Stabenow and Carl Levin, to West Virginia’s Robert Byrd and John Rockefeller, fear that manufacturing and coal industries in their states would shoulder much of the burden of the cap-and-trade plan that Obama envisions would raise $646 billion over eight years.

    Their complaints join a chorus of Republican criticism that a cap-and-trade system would amount to a burdensome energy tax.

    A similar unofficial cadre of congressional Democrats is forming in opposition to some of Obama’s proposals to raise taxes and impose new fees on the oil and gas industry. Led by Rep. Gene Green of Houston, the group includes fellow Houston Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, as well as lawmakers from other energy-producing states, such as Reps. Charlie Melancon of Louisiana and Dan Boren of Oklahoma.

  24. rosettasister Says:

    “Gang of 15” includes, I think, both Dems and Repubs, but not sure who they are yet.

    Evan Bayh’s Blue-dog style coalition

  25. Tenacity Says:

    You are never alone at Rose’s Place. Thanks for all the info!

  26. rosettasister Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    March 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    You are never alone at Rose’s Place. Thanks for all the info!


    Thanks, Ten!

  27. rosettasister Says:


    March 27, 2009

    Rep. Armey Says Pres. Obama “Scares” Him

  28. rosettasister Says:

    John McCain on now.

  29. rosettasister Says:

    Hiding a Mountain Of Debt

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Arizona Sen. John McCain posted on Twitter today that

    “calling for GM CEO to resign is unprecedented window dressing.”

  31. rosettasister Says:

    Conrad Pledges End-Around If Budget Vote Blocked

    There have been some threats from the GOP side of the aisle of legislation that would prevent Senate Democrats from creating a second resolution with reconciliation language.

    Despite Conrad’s reluctance, the conference committee that will ultimately reconcile the House and Senate budget resolutions likely would have no such inhibitions. Democratic House and Senate leaders, as well as the administration, want to keep the possibility on the table.

    “I don’t control the outcome of the conference,” Conrad said. “I’m a participant. I’ve stated that my strong preference is not to have reconciliation. I’ll argue that position strongly in conference.”

    Conrad also defended the budget resolution that passed out of his committee last week that included cuts to the president’s budget as reflecting revenue estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO reported that White House estimates of revenue were overstated by about $2.3 trillion.

    “That required us to make a series of adjustments to preserve the president’s key priorities” of health care, education and energy reform, Conrad said.

  32. rosettasister Says:

    Kent Conrad

    Under budget reconciliation rules, Democrats could move cap and trade at any point during the legislative calendar under the expedited process that requires only 51 Senate votes. If they take this route, however, the program may not end up looking like its authors intended. The “Byrd Rule,” for one, allows the Senate parliamentarian to strip out any provision that has no budget impact. For something as big as cap and trade, Conrad has said the final product may end up looking like “Swiss cheese.”

  33. rosettasister Says:

    Jon Kyl is on now.

  34. rosettasister Says:

    One unresolved budget issue is whether or not a process called “reconciliation” will be used to develop and adopt some of the more controversial and thorny policy proposals Obama is anxious to address in the next six months.

    The House Budget Resolution includes reconciliation instructions. The Senate Budget Resolution does not.

    The underlying issue is all about vote counts.

    If reconciliation is allowed and a package or reconciliation policy proposal is put together, a mere 51 votes wins the day in the Senate.

    In the House, given its stronger majority, passage of such a measure is not as worrisome.

    Without the relative safety of being deemed a “reconciliation” measure, these proposals would surely be filibustered in the Senate, requiring 60 votes for anything to be agreed upon.

    Reconciliation also severely limits the time for debate and gives the parliamentarian great authority to make decisions related to germaneness because of something known as the “Byrd Rule.”

    The real issue here is whether or not the House of Representatives will succeed in dictating Senate procedure.

    The end result is anybody’s guess at this point.

    Both budget resolutions will be the focus of floor activity this week.

  35. rosettasister Says:

    McCain: Under Obama U.S. ‘A Land of Limited Opportunities’

    From Rescissions to Reconciliation

    McCain said that beyond the serious ramifications of the budget numbers, the country also needed to be very concerned about the very real and critical fight over reconciliation – a device that allows for permanent and substantial changes to the laws that govern our nation by a simple majority vote.

    He told the audience that the House has included so-called “reconciliation” instructions for both healthcare and education. Furthermore, the administration has been clear that it wants climate change added to their reconciliation instructions.

    In other words, instructed McCain, under such instructions passage will require only 51 votes and not the normal 60- vote requirement, which makes the Senate the unique body that it is.

    “I recently read where the administration is considering declaring greenhouse gases a health risk,” he recounted. “Just two weeks ago, the EPA delivered documents to the White House stating findings that the global warming threat is both public health and welfare.

    “If this declaration is made, none of us should be surprised to see changes in environmental law used as an opening to define universal healthcare.

    “I fully recognize that Republicans have in the past engaged in using reconciliation to further the party’s agenda,” he added. “I wish it had not been done then and I hope it will not be done now, but the ground work has been laid. I think that this would be a grave mistake. We should be working on these most pressing issues in a bipartisan thoughtful fashion and not under Speaker Pelosi’s ‘We won; we write the bill.’”

  36. rosettasister Says:

    Budget reconciliation causes partisan blood to boil. House Democratic leaders demand reconciliation instructions to allow President Obama’s health care overhaul to pass the Senate this fall with a simple majority rather than the 60 votes needed to kill a filibuster.

    The House resolution includes reconciliation instructions, the Senate resolution does not.

    Republicans fear that a late April conference will include House reconciliation provisions.

  37. rosettasister Says:

    Baucus, Pelosi clash on health care

    The House’s pending budget resolution includes reconciliation instructions on health care, but the Senate’s does not — opening the door for the language to be included in a House-Senate compromise bill. The White House says the reconciliation route is not its preferred tactic but is open to it as an option in moving health care legislation — particularly if the GOP refuses to cooperate.

    Asked if he would oppose the budget resolution if a House-Senate version includes reconciliation provisions, Baucus said: “I’ll cross that bridge if and when it arrives.”

    When Pelosi was told “some people” opposed the tactic — a reference to Baucus— Pelosi responded: “I don’t know who some people are, but in the House of Representatives… [we want] the strongest possible package.”

    She also mocked Republican claims that reconciliation was undemocratic. She pointed out the same process was used by GOP majorities to ram through Bush-era tax cuts for upper-income families. And reconciliation was used for budgets and tax cuts throughout the Reagan years.

    “Some of the people on the Republican side didn’t have a problem with it… [during votes on] the Bush tax cuts,” she added.

    Several Senate moderates, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), have suggested that the Democratic leadership’s unwillingness to rule out reconciliation is merely a bargaining tactic.

    Pelosi also suggested that Democrats didn’t have time to dabble in negotiations, saying, “I believe that it’s absolutely essential that we close out the year with health care reform legislation.”

    Baucus agrees with that point, but says doing it through reconciliation will ensure that health care is perceived as a partisan exercise.

    “Once it’s perceived as partisan, it undermines the effort,” Baucus said.

  38. Tenacity Says:

    Every time I hear the name Pelosi, I am reminded of all the bad jokes about Satan’s sister. Out of respect for you Rose, I will refrain from calling her sister Pelosi.

  39. rosettasister Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    March 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Every time I hear the name Pelosi, I am reminded of all the bad jokes about Satan’s sister.


    I can honestly say I didn’t even know Satan had a sister!

    Is that anything like Twisted Sister?!

  40. rosettasister Says:

    Cape “tea party” canceled; City fears too many attendees

    Freeper Thread:

  41. rosettasister Says:

    Seriously, to me, Pelosi seems addicted to the power inherent in her position.

    She either doesn’t care about what is best for our nation and its people or she’s not smart enough to distinguish what is best.

    As for Kent Conrad, I really do feel for him right now.

    He seems like one of the good guys and he’s put in this position where he has to carry Obama’s water.

    And I don’t think him comfortable in that role.

  42. rosettasister Says:

    Judd Gregg back on.

  43. rosettasister Says:

    David Lightman has been writing some really good articles lately.


    Dems adjust Obama budget

    Senators say changes necessary after seeing new deficit estimates

    By David Lightman

    McClatchy Newspapers

    Republican skeptical

    Given the strong Democratic majorities in both houses, there is little or no doubt the spending blueprints can clear both houses by the end of next month. But Republicans greeted them with criticism nonetheless.

    Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., who was briefly Obama’s choice to become commerce secretary earlier in the year, said the president had laid out a ”blueprint to move the government dramatically to the left . . . hard left.” The senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee added that Democrats were masking the true deficits left by their plans by leaving out the cost of legislation that is politically essential, such as funding to shelter doctors from payments they receive for serving Medicare patients.

    In the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Democrats were advancing ”the president’s high-cost, big-government agenda in camouflage. . . . Instead of simply righting the ship, this budget steers it in a radically different direction straight into the tidal wave of spending and debt that is already building.”

  44. rosettasister Says:

    Arlen Specter on now.

  45. rosettasister Says:

    I’m glad to hear Specter speaking out against “reconciliation.”

  46. rosettasister Says:

    Fast-Track Language in Budget Prompts Outcry

    Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., both said they would be strongly opposed to any attempt by Democrats to push through health-care reform.

    “If it’s included in the process called reconciliation, count me out,” Nelson said. “We need to have this debated and considered in the regular order. You’re not going to be able to undo what you do, so this needs to be done through the regular process.”

    Specter said it would be a disastrous approach by the Democrats. He said that he was doubtful such an approach would by agreed to by senators.

  47. ryansgrammy Says:

    Rose — I was happy to see that the Cape Coral Tea Party is on! They were worried about 500 people in the park — I hope they get 2,000 now — people are already fired up — tell them they can’t gather to voice their opinions and they’ll be red hot! I’m looking forward to a tea party here in Newport News VA on tax day! Thanks Rose’s Gang for all of the great information and links!!!!!

  48. rosettasister Says:

    Orrin Hatch on now.

  49. rosettasister Says:

    Sean Vanity is on now. (Just tryin’ to make a funny!)

    Sean is actually doing some very good work, IMHO.

  50. JAC Says:

    on the menu today….

    Cajan seafood Gumbo
    Garlic toast

    baked Strawberry cheesecake

    just thought I’d make you hungry 😀

  51. rosettasister Says:

    Chuck Grassley is on now.

  52. JAC Says:

    Evan Bayh

    Being a Hooser myself, I know we will NOT be a blue state in the next election… we barely were this time…

  53. rosettasister Says:

    JAC Says:
    March 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm


    Hey, JAC!

    Can you give us a few hints as to the setting these delectables are available?!

  54. JAC Says:


    It’s a small mom and pop place that is known for good home cooked food.
    I will be handling some of the catering and making of the specials..
    I will also be doing most of the deserts….. I already have an order for a wedding cake…. (yikes… know how long it’s been since I’ve done a 4 tiered cake?)

  55. JAC Says:

    I just hope I can do it….. I have bad hand spasms…. and holding an icing bag for as long as it takes to decorate has me a bit worried

  56. rosettasister Says:

    JAC Says:
    March 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I just hope I can do it….. I have bad hand spasms…. and holding an icing bag for as long as it takes to decorate has me a bit worried


    I know I can speak for the others when I say that you’re in our prayers.

  57. rosettasister Says:

    If Obama’s not careful, this is where he’s heading:


    Gordon Brown ‘Terribly Fragile’ After Bond Auction Flops

    The first failed British bond auction in more than seven years leaves Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s reputation for economic competence even more tarnished as he battles recession and a rising tide of voter anger.

    The Treasury yesterday tried to sell 1.75 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) of 40-year gilts and got 1.63 billion pounds of bids, a sign that investors are reluctant to finance his record borrowing.

    “Brown’s strategy now looks terribly fragile,” said Mark Wickham-Jones, a professor of politics at Bristol University. “His situation is economically extremely uncertain, politically risky and this auction again highlights how we are now in un- chartered (uncharted) territory.”

  58. rosettasister Says:

    John Thune is on now.

  59. rosettasister Says:

    ‘Chris Dodd is a Lying Weasel’

    Speaking of Weasels!

  60. Katie Says:

    For all you Tea Party participants – if you want sign ideas or ready to print signs, this is for you.

    And take heart from this commenter on Michelle Malkin’s site (over 300 Tea Parties and still growing!):

    On March 30th, 2009 at 5:31 pm, Milwaukee Mike said:

    My boss is offering up at cost seats on charter buses from Milwaukee to Madison at cost. He now cannot find any more services who have buses available, as they are all booked for the same day (same event)!
    This is going to be so huge that the MSM will not be able to avoid it!

  61. rosettasister Says:


    March 30, 2009

    Is it appropriate for the White House to oust execs?

  62. rosettasister Says:

    Blue-Eyed White Men – It’s All Your Fault!

    Bill O’Reilly challenges assumptions about the recession

  63. ryansgrammy Says:

    I didn’t realize the FBI had informants in mosques — guess they might not much longer. Please read the 2 comments provided too regarding islam.

  64. rosettasister Says:

    Here’s that link:

    FBI Defends Decision to Spy inside American Muslim Mosques

  65. rosettasister Says:

    Hugh Hewitt is on now.

  66. rosettasister Says:


  67. rosettasister Says:


    March 30, 2009

    How will President Obama be received at upcoming G20 summit?

  68. Troy Says:

  69. Troy Says:

  70. Troy Says:

    Did anyone else get to see Beck shred the ass of Connecticut Attorney General?…Here is a clip.

  71. patriotamy Says:

    Thanks, Troy. Been searching for that clip all afternoon.

    YEAH GLENN !!!!

  72. Troy Says:

    Obama has no interest in missile defense and is cutting funding.

  73. ryansgrammy Says:

    Troy — thanks for the GB clip — it was great to watch him help this guy make a complete fool of himself!

  74. j.b. Says:

    GOD BLESS GLENN BECK! We watched this and rewound numerous times to hear the smackdown repeated! I was in AWE.
    I am watching again, right now, as it replays…..:)

    Blood is gonna shoot right outta his eyes!

  75. Katie Says:

    Another story that needs to go viral –

    “Most electronic voting isn’t secure, CIA expert says”

  76. ryansgrammy Says:

    See its happening!!!! WE THE PEOPLE’S voices are starting to ring loud and clear.,North-cancels-Ayers-visit-NA033009.article

  77. Katie Says:

    ryansgrammy – thank you for that bright spot today! I remember Naperville when it was just a tiny town with a train station. It’s wonderful to see the parents rise up and demand some sanity in the school.

  78. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning!

    Jeff Sessions on CSPAN2 now.

    You can watch on cable or here:

  79. rosettasister Says:

    Road Map: Conference Will Host the Real Budget Drama

    To reconcile or not to reconcile, that is the question.

    Just because fast-track budget rules are not in the Senate’s $3.5 trillion spending blueprint, that doesn’t mean the fiscal 2010 budget battle in both chambers this week won’t be dominated by a will-they-or-won’t-they debate over including reconciliation instructions to protect health care and education reforms from a filibuster.

    Republicans argue that the House’s budget instructions are written so vaguely that they might allow Democrats to slip controversial energy provisions into the reconciliation bill that would come up later this year.

    And they’ve dubbed Obama’s pollution reduction plan a secret “sales tax” on American consumers, because they say it would force utilities to raise rates.

    But Democratic leaders have shot that down as a conspiracy theory, particularly since it would likely cause a wholesale revolt among their own centrists.

    Senate Budget ranking member Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) said he hopes to head Democrats off at the pass on the reconciliation issue this week by offering an amendment that would essentially create a 60-vote point of order against any budget conference report that includes fast-track rules.

    With only 58 Democrats and no Republicans likely to vote with Democrats to overcome the point of order, the amendment, if adopted, would effectively kill any hope of using reconciliation.

    Gregg said Monday that he was still working out the language of his amendment with the Senate Parliamentarian, but that he didn’t expect even reconciliation-hating Democrats to vote with him to get the 51 votes needed to prevail.

    “There’s a lock-step mentality on the other side of the aisle,” he said.

    Gregg said he was pessimistic as well about Democratic support for many of the other Republican amendments that are expected, including a freeze on non-defense-related spending.

    Gregg said GOP amendments would zero in on the Democratic budget’s focus on “too much spending, too much taxing and too much borrowing.”

  80. rosettasister Says:

    On the use of budget reconciliation to get around a Senate filibuster for healthcare reform or other initiatives, Republicans and Conrad agreed it is a bad idea.

    The Senate resolution does not include reconciliation instructions, but the House resolution does for healthcare reform and education legislation.

    “I believe that any such effort would be a colossal mistake,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who added the move would amount to “a very strong blow against bipartisanship and cooperation.”

    Republicans used the approach to pass former President George W. Bush’s tax cuts during his first term.

    McCain said “I fully recognize that Republicans in the past have used reconciliation to further the party’s agenda. It was wrong then. I wish it had not been done. I wish it would not be done now.”

    He added, “I think to address an issue as serious as healthcare reform in America and to put it in a budget resolution, I think would be a very serious breach of the customary way the Senate of the United States addresses these issues.”

    Conrad agreed and said he would oppose it in conference with the House because it would be difficult to write healthcare reform under the procedure.

    “Am I likely to be able to prevail in the conference committee on this matter?” Conrad asked. “I don’t know.”

    He cited the Senate parliamentarian as stating, “if you try to write major legislation in reconciliation, you will be left with Swiss cheese.”

  81. rosettasister Says:

    The heated debate over whether to include reconciliation instructions, which allow legislation to be moved in the Senate later in the year without the threat of filibuster, also continued. The House resolution (H Con Res 85) includes provisions for the purpose of allowing health care and student loan legislation to move through the fast-track process, but the Senate measure contains no similar language.

    Senate Republicans believe this disparity is merely for show and that House leaders’ strong push for using reconciliation assures its inclusion in the final budget.

    “It is accepted as common knowledge,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

    Senate Democratic leaders have remained conspicuously noncommittal on the issue, meaning any chance of not including reconciliation instructions in the final budget likely will come down to how hard both Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., push to keep them out of the conference agreement.

    Both are opponents of including these instructions, warning they would inflame partisan tensions and that the process should only be used for deficit reduction.

    But Conrad has given no indication that reconciliation would be a deal-breaker, raising questions about how hard he will fight the idea in conference.

    “I’ve stated my strong preference is not to have reconciliation,” he said Monday. “I will argue that position strongly in conference, but I can’t control the outcome.”

  82. CJ Says:

    Troy: Glenn Beck bit that guy’s a** and sent him in circles. Too funny and that idiot deserved every minute of it. I wish all the pretend leaders could suffer the same treatment every time they go on any interviews esp. on tv. It was good to behold. I watched it live and then re-watched the video. Enjoyed both times. Thanks for putting it up here.

  83. rosettasister Says:

    Barack Obama vs. The Law – trailer–trailer

  84. rosettasister Says:

    ‘New York Times’ Spiked Obama Donor Story

    Congressional Testimony: ‘Game-Changer’ Article Would Have Connected Campaign With ACORN

  85. rosettasister Says:

    Record fine for Soros ‘illegal manipulation of financial markets’

  86. rosettasister Says:

    Obama and compulsory service

    We know how, in a moment of exuberance, Obama spoke of a “national civilian security force” on the campaign trail.

    We know that the GIVE Act, recently passed by the Senate, originally contained a provision to explore the idea of compulsory national service.

    And I know this: if Obama tried to introduce compulsory national service for “every 18-year-old or high school graduate,” he would instantly destroy the better part of his political capital with young people, even alienating his most ardent supporters.

    The idea of compulsory anything — let alone giving two or three years of your young adulthood to the State — is utterly foreign to the so-called Millennial generation.

    It will be interesting to see how, where, and when, this idea next rears it head.

  87. rosettasister Says:

    Dick Morris! admits the conspiracy theorists were right!!!

  88. rosettasister Says:

    George Soros wants IMF assets lending to poor countries

    The billionaire investor also noted SDRs (IMF special drawing rights) should not be seen as a currency:

    “I do not think America is ready to have the dollar replaced by SDRs as the international reserve currency,” he said, but added:

    “In the long term it is something that may come in consideration and in the long term it may be in America’s interest.”

    He added gold would not be a good base for reserve currency either:

    “We are not going back to a gold standard.”

  89. rosettasister Says:

    Summit of Expectations and Conflicts

    Negotiations and Conflicts

    Barack Obama departed from the US for his first tour abroad, a tour set to include a series of crucial meetings in Europe, resting everybody assure that he is after a golden mean.

    Both Obama and British Premier Gordon Brown have said they will try to build a new global credit system meant to lay down stricter rules in markets, without, at the same time squeezing entrepreneurism.

    The plan he is due to unveil at the G20 meeting means to change the free market model, so that it acquires a more regulatory nature.

    French President Nicola Sarkozy, however, threatened to step out of the meeting, unless his call for a harsher surveillance of the system is accepted. He also briefed the US President and the British Premier on his intentions.

    Results must be yielded, for there is no choice, commented Sarkozy, further adding that the crisis is too severe to allow having a summit for nothing. French newspaper Le Figaro read that Sarkozy is ready for a head-on conflict if the progress made falls short of his expectations.

  90. rosettasister Says:

    Strolling away from the dollar

    All this talk about ditching the dollar as world reserve currency may be irrelevant — central banks are already walking away.

    The latest International Monetary Fund figures show dollar share of world FX reserves falling to 64.0 percent in last year’s fourth quarter from 64.4 percent the previous quarter.

    Doesn’t sound much, but at that pace dollar is less than half of world reserves in less than a decade. years.

    It was the same for once mighty sterling.

    The pound’s share dropped to 4 percent from 4.5 percent.

    The euro rose 1 percentage point to 26.5 percent.

    Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman says not too much should be made of this though.

    ”The reserve figures are heavily influenced by valuation swings,” he says.

    Still, given the debate about SDRs. . .

  91. rosettasister Says:

    Senate Floor: Resumes at 2:15pm ET

  92. JAC Says:

    Obama White House seeks law to see what is on your hard drive

  93. rosettasister Says:

    This is silly but what the hell!

    Glenn Beck on Fox & Friends Discusses Angie Harmon

  94. JAC Says:

    Poll Finds Business Leaders Not Happy with Obama’s First 60 Days

  95. rosettasister Says:

    Budget Alternative In House, Not Senate

    The top Republican on the House Budget Committee said today that Republicans will introduce their long-awaited budget alternative tomorrow. Many expected to see a detailed explanation of the GOP budget last week, but Republican leaders distributed a vague, 17-page “blueprint” that drew criticism from the White House.

    “We’ll release all of our numbers and all of our budget,” said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). “Tomorrow, the Republican budget will show a better future for America on all the key metrics.”

    Meanwhile, on the Senate floor this morning Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, shot back at the White House and Budget Chairman Kent Conrad’s (D-N.D.) criticism of Senate Republicans for attacking the budget without offering their own alternative.

    Gregg pulled out a large poster board featuring a March 2006 quote from Conrad. At that time, when Republicans were in power, Gregg had similarly criticized Democrats for not offering an alternative budget. Conrad said then that it was the majority’s job to introduce a budget, while “our job is to critique the budget.”

    “And that’s the tack we’ve taken this year,” said Gregg, who added that the minority party traditionally offers amendments to the budget, which he said was the more bipartisan approach.

  96. rosettasister Says:

    Gregg Amendment defeated, I think 43 – 54. I’ll be interested to see if any Dems voted yea and if any Repubs voted nay.

    Runaway Debt Point of Order – Lamar Alexander on now.

  97. rosettasister Says:

    be back later

  98. Troy Says:

    Pile of dung, Judge James Robertson, backs away from sanctions (fines) against eligibility lawyer….He realized that it would only throw fuel on the fire that is scortching Obama’s ineligible ass.

  99. rosettasister Says:

    Mark Levin with Hugh Hewitt

    Don’t know which hour.

    3 – 6 PM Pacific

    I know Hugh comes across as a bit of an egghead and maybe a bit of a prude.

    But I think he’s a sex machine.

    I can’t tell you why.

  100. Troy Says:

  101. Fernley Girl Says:

    A quick and funny read on why socialism doesn’t work:

  102. j.b. Says:

    Gee, that’s just a heart warming story about China. *sigh*

  103. LadyTexan Says:

    On the spot: G20 battle between police and protesters outside RBS in City of London

  104. LadyTexan Says:

    April 01, 2009
    Conyers may seek hearings on ACORN
    Rick Moran
    He would be the most unlikely ally I could possibly think of but if House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers gets his way, he will likely hold hearings on the many crimes committed by ACORN: ……

  105. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning, America! How are you?!

    Will put up new post ASAP.

    Here is link for Senate Floor (I’m not sure what’s happening today.)

  106. rosettasister Says:

    I’m looking forward to listening to this interview.

    Mark Levin with Hugh Hewitt

    Listen here:

    Hugh talks politics with author and fellow radio broadcaster Mark Levin, then with National Review Campaign Spot blogger Jim Geraghty.

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    Mark Levin on Liberty And Tyranny


    HH: In the last two hours of today’s show, Mark Levin, I’m talking to Thomas P.M. Barnett, whose new book is Great Powers, wrote The Pentagon’s New Map. And you and he and I are all fellow travelers on this. We cannot expect the third world to live in the misery which it has inherited from previous generations because it did not have capitalism. But that’s where the statists that you talk about, they’re condemning them. If they continue, Obama will be condemning his cousins, his aunts, his uncles who remained behind in Kenya to the terrible effects of an economy that doesn’t grow, a health system that does not produce, and a security that does not exist.

    ML: Yeah, this has been tried all over the world before, these statist experiments. And what it does is it spreads misery and death. And what they’re going to do in this country, you know, Obama has said frequently that we’re 5% of the world’s population, and use 25% of the world’s resources. Well, we use 25% of the world’s resources not just for ourselves, but for the entire world, because that’s how the free market works.

    HH: Yup.

    ML: That said, he wants to make that, those numbers more comparable. And he is trying to make us poor. Whether it’s his energy policies or his industrial policies that he’s setting in place now, his taxation/regulatory policies, nationalizing various industries, threatening and intimidating various executives and management teams in various businesses, this is a wholesale assault by our government now in the hands of the statists against the private sector.

  107. rosettasister Says:

    I am happy to see that a handful of commentators are edging closer to acknowledging what is really happening to America.

    Even Bill O’Reilly is now using the term socialism (though he still claims that BHO has “good intentions”). O’Reilly, you will recall, is the guy who, back in the good old days when Rev. Wright was entertaining us nightly, insisted “I don’t believe for a second that Obama shares the reverend’s radical views.” (If the latter is not a precise quote, it’s a close paraphrase of statements about Obama that O’Reilly has repeatedly made.)

    Now that I’m back to watching the news, I’m happy to see that Sean Hannity, Karl Rove, and Newt Gingrich have begun to openly accuse BHO of lying. The other night, Hannity even used the word Bolsheviks in reference to what the Obamacrats are doing to this country.

    But Dick Morris is even closer to zeroing in on the BHO endgame. He has frequently stated that BHO is well aware that his policies will destroy the U.S. economy. And he’s right. BHO knows exactly what he is doing. Morris believes that transforming the U.S. into a socialist country is more important to BHO than winning a second term.

  108. rosettasister Says:

    Obots eager for Obama’s budget to succeed so that we’ll all end up paying higher taxes and the United States of America will look more like the European Union.


    Special Delivery! OFA’s Budget Pledges Given To Members

    Release the activists!

    Organizing For America dispatched 200 volunteers today to Capitol Hill armed with citizen pledges supporting Pres. Obama’s budget.

    “Look at this, I got goosebumps when I saw it,” said Caroline Joss, a Washington, DC, resident, when she wandered into OFA’s makeshift dispatch center at Democratic National Committee headquarters. “It’s evidence of how you keep volunteers mobilized and pushing an agenda.”

    OFA has promised to leverage the power of Obama’s massive 13M strong campaign email list and online social networking apparatus to advocate for his policy agenda. Today’s outing marked evidence of their follow through; OFA, folded within the DNC, has collected 642K citizen pledges of support for Obama’s budget proposal, according to OFA officials.

  109. patriotamy Says:

    Poll on grading BHO’s performance so far.

  110. rosettasister Says:

    Finally, a new thread!

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