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AZ Congresswoman shot, expected to recover

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and numerous others were shot outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson today. The shooting claimed the life of US District Judge John Roll and 5 others attending the “Congress on Your Corner” event. Rep. Giffords is expected to fully recover according to latest reports.

The Washington Post has reported the assailant was one Jared Loughner, a 22-year-old who police think may be a military veteran.

The man was identified as Jared Loughner, who appears to have left a trail of Internet postings, including some that express convoluted observations about government.

I’m not sure if this is him, but a Google search for “Jared Loughner” located the following video titled “Introduction: Jared Loughner”. It most certainly expresses “convoluted observations about government.

This video was posted last month and opens with “My Final Thoughts: Jared Lee Loughner”. It then rambles about “dreamers”, making “new currency”, and other mostly incoherent thoughts. However, one screen contains the following remarks in which Loughner claims to be a “United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix.” MEPS is the acronym for military processing centers for recruits entering the service. According to this, if this is the same Jared Loughner arrested in Tucson today, Loughner may not yet have entered the service.

Regardless, I would like to make some things perfectly clear. While many articles appear on this blog that are extremely critical of Democrat lawmakers and other politicians, neither I nor any other author on this blog approves or condones acts such as this. We are committed to bringing more conservatives to Congress and other government offices through peaceful means at the ballot box. We have never, and will never advocate cowardly attacks of violence against any politician.

I am praying for Rep. Giffords’ complete recovery, I am praying for those killed and the others wounded, and I am praying for all of their families. May God bring them some sort of peace in this tragedy and ease their suffering.


Tags: Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, Shooting, Jared Lee Loughner, Congress on Your Corner, Washington Post

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January 8, 2011 Posted by | Congress | Leave a comment

YouCut Initiative – Change the Culture of Federal Spending To a Culture of Saving



by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Republican Whip: announced an exciting new project devised by the House Republican Economic Working Group. Second, to take another step in earning your trust by showing you that we understand that actions speak louder than words.

We all know that Washington has a spending problem – and both Democrats AND Republicans bear some responsibility. But as I wrote last week, America is at a crossroads and the choices we make at this critical time will determine what kind of country we want to be. To get back on the right path, Congress MUST start to make some choices that simply can’t be delayed any longer.

While we won’t be able to solve our deficit problems overnight or with one silver bullet, we CAN and we MUST begin to replace the culture of spending that now dominates Washington with a culture of savings. Just imagine if your government was as focused on saving money as it is on spending money. Imagine if Congress spent less time naming post offices – 62 and counting – and more time reducing wasteful spending. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

Today, we are launching YouCut – a first-of-its-kind project designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It allows YOU to vote, both online and on your cell phone, on spending cuts that you want to see the House – YOUR HOUSE – enact. That’s right, instead of Washington telling YOU how THEY will spend YOUR money, YOU can tell THEM how to save it. After several days of voting, on Monday, May 17th, we will announce the first winner and later that week House Republicans will call for an up-or-down vote on the spending cut. We will repeat this cycle every week for the rest of the year. . . . [Read More]

Please drop by YOU CUT and vote to help us put Uncle Sam on a diet.


Tags: YouCut, initiative, cut wasteful spending, Eric Cantor, Republican Whip, US House, vote to cut costs

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May 14, 2010 Posted by | Congress, GOP | 5 Comments

Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC Endorses Three Arkansas Republicans

by Dr. Bill Smith : Fox News calls the Iraq Veterans for Congress Political Action Committee “The driving force behind a nationwide coalition of veterans vowing to shake up Capitol Hill.” The number of veterans in Congress have declined over the years – note the below bar graph:

As a result, Congress has over time lost touch with one of its primary Constitutionals mandates to provide oversight, funding and support for the US Military forces. Over recent years, Congress has turned to focused on expanding domestic programs and ignored much of the threat to American from other countries. This has precipitated numerous events and situations like the 9-11 attack on the United States, nations seeking to develop nuclear weapons with no fear of the consequences, modern day pirates raiding U.S. ships on the high seas and more. Leaders of Congress and its members have increasingly disparaged members and branches of the military and its commanding officers. Even today’s Coast Guard has been moved under the Homeland Security Department and is presently being downsized when we have greater threats to our coastal cities and invasion of our coasts by terrorists and other.

The Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC, or IVC, is seeking to make a difference. IVC is a federally registered political action committee supporting the congressional campaigns of conservative Republican Iraq Veterans. They seek determined conservative Republican veterans to become a voice for our troops, military families, and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for.

They began their first year of operation in 2008 and helped elect two rock-solid conservatives and battle-tested Iraq Veterans to be elected to Congress: Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA). They have continued their funding efforts and anticipate more victories in 2010.

IVC likes to target Liberal Democrats who are the biggest threat to America’s safety and security. And they have remained in constant contact with fellow Veterans across the country and looked for the best and strongest candidates for the most competitive and winnable races. Once endorsed, the PAC helps to fund the candidates.

Presently, Iraq Veterans for Congress, has endorsed and is supporting 35 Republican veterans candidates for the House of Representatives and 1 candidate for the US Senate for 2010. Out of the 35 people endorsed for Congress, three of the veterans are in Arkansas. Arkansas has the largest number of endorsed Veteran candidates and at present, is the only state with an endorsed candidate for US Senate. The endorsed candidates from Arkansas are:

Tim GriffinTim Griffin
For Arkansas’s
2nd District
U.S. Army Veteran
Rick Crawford Rick Crawford
For Arkansas’
1st District
U.S. Army Veteran
Conrad ReynoldsConrad Reynolds
For U.S. Senator
from Arkansas
U.S. Army Veteran

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Congress, Election 2010 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Without a Vote?

The Washington Post: “Pelosi may try to pass health 
bill without vote.”

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Congress, Health Care, Washington D.C. | , , , , | Leave a comment

Corrupt Rangel Temporarily Steps Aside to Protect Pelosi

Congressman Charlie Rangel from New York today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting a temporary leave of absence from his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. But don’t go thinking this was for the good of the country or anything!

Rangel hopes the move will help his House Democrat allies in their bids for reelection this fall. At a press conference this morning, the embattled Congressman stated, “My chairmanship is bringing so much attention to the press, and in order to avoid my colleagues having to defend me during their elections, I have this morning sent a letter” asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “to grant me a leave of absence until such time as the ethics committee completes its work.”

The Congressman of 40 years apparently fails to understand it’s not his chairmanship that attracts the negative attention, but the fact that he permitted a corporation that lobbies Congress to fund his jaunts to the Carribean in violation of House rules. And those trips are only the tip of the iceberg of violations that sparked a nearly 2 year long ethics investigation of the Democrat Congressman.

Six months ago, Rep. John Carter (R-TX) called for Rangel’s gavel after the Democrat admitted he failed to report over $1 million worth of assets on federal disclosure forms. Carter first isntroduced a privileged resolution calling for Rangel’s removal as chair in February of last year amid the investigation for multiple ethics and tax violations.

Speaker Pelosi refused to act on Carter’s calls for and continued to allow her Democrat colleague to hold his privileged position on a committee that essentially writes the tax code for the corrupt lawmakers’ constituents.

Now, in an effort to help Pelosi maintain her position as speaker and principal promoter of President Obama’s Socialist agenda in the House of Representatives, Rangel chooses to step aside…temporarily!

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Congress | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Congressmen vacation on your dime!

Twenty Congressmen and Congresswomen, under the watchful eye of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), took so many staff and family members with them to the Global Warming Climate Change conference in Copenhagen last month.  The delegation, which included Democrats and Republicans, was chosen by Pelosi.

Though she promised to “drain the swamp” in the US House, Pelosi refuses to answer any questions regarding the costs of the trip.  Costs that you, the American taxpayer, will bear.

Jack Cafferty on CNN condemns Pelosi on the liberal network, referring to her as a “horrible woman”.

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Congress | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment