Cap n Tax overhaul

You can say what you want about Washington just not getting it over healthcare. But we might be starting to see a change in some of the old guard. This may not be true but the idea a supermajority is the way to hammer things through congress is just bad politics for reelection. We heard the rumblings that three key senators are writing a new climate bill which is different than cap’n’tax or as it called cap’n’trade. This is a new bill that aims to reduce carbon pollution and is being planned to roll out next month, the sponsors are Senator John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joe Lieberman. We love this idea because like healthcare the cap-and-trade bill that passed the House almost a year ago remains President Barack Obama’s preferred approach as he pushes to cut the country’s emissions by 17 percent by 2020 to meet internationally agreed upon goals. We could file under President Obama you can’t always get what you want or you may never get anything you want. Lindsey Graham has been quoted saying that cap-and-trade is dead and this new approach will have a chance. The three major emission sources: electric utilities, transportation and industry would have to meet an overall emissions cap that would grow stricter over time. A carbon tax could be levied on motor fuel. And industrial facilities would be exempted from an emissions cap for several years, before it would be phased in. This is a step that if Washington wants to get anything done listening to the American outrage is starting to be heard. We are not sure if it is the fact the politicians are scared to lose their job or care what constitutes say, but either way America wins.

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A Kennedy has to run

We were really excited about the 112 congress we though for the first time in our lives it was going to be Kennedy free. First Scott Brown replaced Ted Kennedy claiming that seat. We thought there was going to be a scare that Joe Kennedy would run to the rescue the family name. He never did and we hoped that with the senate clear the House was the only place a Kennedy renamed. Then the runt of the litter or the runt of the litter Patrick “Patches” Kennedy decided not to run as it looked like he was going to lose anyway. It was to good to be true and now we found out there is rumor circulating that one of Robert F. Kennedy’s grandsons is considering a run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III, one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. This is because the current seat holder Democratic Representative William Delahunt is looking like a lame duck down the stretch. Then when Amy Bishop killed three more people in Alabama the blood of those people lies on the hands of the then AG Delahunt who gave her a pass. We know if the boy runs he will be tough to beat, not because he is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School or his work as a prosecutor. The big reason will be then need to put a Kennedy back in congress after the mistake of Martha Coakley. It would be a shame if we could not get at least on term since 1946 without a Kennedy for representation of Massachusetts we have come so far and to lose it all because of this would be shame.

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Ethics Calling..Rangel Busted

The House ethics committee is trying to nail Representative Charles Rangel down for a change. This time it seems they have a smoking gun except Rangel has become professional at avoided their grasp. This time the proof is Representative Charles Rangel aides tried at least three times to show him that his Caribbean trips had corporate sponsors, but of course he denies that he has ever seen or heard these written communications. The Ways and Means Committee chairman says he did nothing wrong because his staff never told him about corporate sponsors. There is two staff memos dated from 2008 and a letter addressed to him in 2007. Rangel has been accused of violating rules governing gifts that lawmakers can accept. Rangel will not step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee despite being admonished for violating rules by letting corporations pay for his Caribbean trips. Rangel has excelled at deny and see what you need to see as he claimed today that the ethics report exonerates him because it says there is no evidence that he knew the trips were sponsored by corporations. The noose is getting tighter as even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is trying to steer clear, you cannot blame her as Rangel remains under investigation on various other alleged ethics lapses. Is there any wonder there is such a ground swell to remove all incumbents as Washington is broken and Rangel is a poster child.

SANYO Incognito has it all and a Boost

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Showdown in the Lone Star State

Everyone who reads the tea512 knows we love a good election. There is a beauty on the radar in the lone star state. The reason is it is a Republican showdown; one that they say has been on target to happen for years. This election is between two of the biggest Texas politicians currently serving the state. This match is between Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and as the days get closer to November it is getting nasty. There is a democrat as it looks like former Houston Mayor Bill White but after all this is Texas. This GOP primary fight that Perry once promised would be brutal has grown meaner in its final weeks. They have beat up each other with Hutchison attacking the Perry record over the last nine years as governor. Perry is slamming Hutchinson over the fact she is all that is wrong with Washington spending the last 16 years in the U.S. Senate. Perry has never lost a public election and has painted Hutchison as a moderate. The local polling numbers show that Perry is leading with 45 percent to 29 percent. The big showdown is Tuesday March 2, 2010. Hutchinson has not campaigned much in Texas as she has been letting everyone know she stayed in Washington to fight President Barack Obama’s health care bill. The only thing we do not like about Hutchinson who once received over 4 million votes, is she is holding both seats so to speak. She will not resign her senate seat until after the primary on next Tuesday she will be out campaigning hard all over Texas this weekend as she dropped in today and loaded up the bus tour. The most interesting thing is that she wants to leave the Senate to be a Governor which other than California might be the only state where this is attractive.

Joomla Bliss Web Design

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Patriot Act passes on voice vote

Remember the good old days when President Bush would talk about the patriot act and congress claimed VP Dick Chaney was listening to peoples phone calls. Remember when President Obama said it needed to be looked at and retooled. The Senate voted Wednesday to extend for a year key provisions of the nation’s counterterrorism surveillance law that are scheduled to expire at the end of the month. This was even approved on a voice vote with no debate. The big issues that would expire if this does not pass are authorizing court-approved roving wiretaps that permit surveillance on multiple phones. Court-approved seizure of records and property in anti-terrorism operations and the permission of surveillance against lone wolf, a non-U.S. citizen suspected of engaging in terrorism who may not be part of a recognized terrorist group. The democrats did try to stuff some new privacy protections into the law. The Judiciary Committee wanted to make some changes but in the end it was easier to pass as is, this is why there was no debate. We wonder when this President is going to make good on any of those promises he made to people to get their votes. If this was a Republican president he would have been badgered everyday why he said he was going to do one thing to get elected and completely another once in office.

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Janet Jackson Boob still going strong

The tragedy that was the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl game is back in the news. This was a show put on by MTV productions and starred Janet Jackson and Justine Timberlake. The infamous finale of the JT song Rock Your Body came to close with Justin exposing Janet Jackson’s 40 year old breast to the world. A Philadelphia federal appeals court will re-examine the FCC fine it threw out against CBS over Janet Jackson’s what came to be known as a wardrobe malfunction. It is now in front of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to consider whether the FCC’s $550,000 fine for CBS is permissible. The U.S. Supreme Court last year directed the lower court to consider reinstating the fine, following a ruling in another case that said the FCC could threaten fines even for fleeting profanity. The lower court threw out the fine in 2008, saying the FCC acted arbitrarily and capriciously in issuing the fine for the half-second of nudity. Six years later and CBS still have not had to pay a fine, the lawyers and the courtrooms keep spinning and there is no end in sight. The biggest crime is the fallout the NFL has produced the lamest halftime shows and each year the artists are getting older and worse. Since 2004 we have seen Paul McCartney, followed up by the Rolling Stones in 2006. We watched the Purple Rain as 2007 was Prince and 2008 brought Tom Petty and Heartbreakers out of moth balls. In 2009 Bruce Springsteen and last month we got The Who. We think that there have been six years of halftime shows that have been a complete waste of time by old time musicians who best days have long since past. This is the penalty we have endured since Janet popped out and the halftime show went into the tank. Someone needs to pay.


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Hayden Leslie Panettiere Self Magazine Hero


This week we highlight as the Women of the week Hayden Leslie Panettiere. She is no stranger to the list as she was #20 in 2008 and #16 in 2009. She was born in Palisades, Rockland County, New York on August 21, 1989. We placed her on the list this week because she appeared on our newsstand on the cover of the new issue of Self magazine. She has had a real good run since we last highlighter her as her show Heroes is still killing in the ratings on Monday nights. She starred and carried the movie I Love You Beth Cooper and has kept her life from finding bad press. She will turn 21 this year and we are pretty sure she will be higher in ranking at the end of the year. This year we will see her in three new movie roles. The films all out in 2010 are titled Hoodwinked 2, Alpha and Omega, and Carmel. She is extremely cute and sexy. Hayden has kept her life out of the tabloids which makes her pure image even hotter. We think she is going to be around for a long time as has come along way since Remember the Titans.

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