Hugo Chavez condemns Libya airstrikes as ‘madness’

Well, I guess we can throw the ol’ Obama’ Chavez are friend talking point out the window.

Hugo Chavez condemns Libya airstrikes as ‘madness’…merican_allies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez condemned what he called "indiscriminate bombing" by the U.S. and its allies in Libya, saying Sunday that the assault is unjustified and will only unleash more bloodshed.

Cuba’s government also criticized the attacks and called for the conflict to be resolved through negotiation.

Chavez said the U.S. is after Libya’s oil, and warned President Barack Obama not to try any similar intervention in the South American country. "With Venezuela, don’t even think about it, Mr. Obama," he said.

Chavez, who has long-standing ties to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, demanded the airstrikes be halted and echoed claims of civilian casualties by Libya’s government, which said 48 people were killed.

"Civilian victims have now begun to appear because some bombs are launched — 200, 400 bombs from out there at sea — and those bombs fall where they fall," Chavez said during his weekly television and radio program.

Intervention seems to make strange bedfellows, now it is many conservatives agreeing with this Marxist…go figure:eek:

Shocker? 5,000+ illegal aliens VOTED in last year’s election in Colorado.

Unacceptable, Colorado. 12,000+ illegals are REGISTERED to vote in Colorado.

I’d like to see what the numbers are for all states.

This isn’t a left or right issue and we don’t know who these "non-citizens" voted for, we just know they voted.

Republicans are using this as a wake-up call that credentials need to be better enforced and documented when it comes to elections.


Republicans on the House Administration Committee want to shore up voter registration rules in the wake of a Colorado study that found as many as 5,000 non-citizens in the state took part in last year’s election.

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), the panel’s chairman, called the study “a disturbing wake-up call” that should cause every state to review its safeguards to prevent illegal voting.

“We simply cannot have an electoral system that allows thousands of non-citizens to violate the law and vote in our elections. We must do more to protect the integrity of our electoral processes,” Harper added.…all-for-states

Gov Walker gives in: Will comply to court order

A top aide to Gov Walker has said that Governor Walker will comply with a court order blocking implementation of a law cutting collective bargaining rights of most public workers:

Wis. governor halts plans to implement union law

MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn’t, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay.
I wouldn’t say the protests had no affect on Gov Walkers decision.

Judges clarification:

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, who had issued an order intended to block implementation of the law while she considered a challenge to its legitimacy and warned of sanctions for noncompliance, amended her order Thursday to clarify that the law had not taken effect, as Republican leaders argued it had.

Did the courts order really need clarification?:rolleyes:

Statement of compliance:

The governor’s top aide, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, later issued a statement saying Walker would comply with Sumi’s order and halt preparations that were under way to begin deducting money from most public workers’ paychecks, but that the governor’s administration still believes the law took effect after a state office unexpectedly published online.

I continue to believe the law will be re-passed at some point, barring the unlikely event a court rules it. If that were to occur the law could be modified. For those hoping this law, or some form of it will not become law are engaging in wishful thinking.

Political fallout resulting is another topic.

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Under the War Powers Act, does Obama have the correct authority pertaining to Libya?

Denny Kucinich, who has been characteristically logical and at the same time slightly chaotic throughout this topic, pointed out recently that Obama was not permitted to invade Libya via the War Powers Act.

Below is the guy whose wife is way too hot for him’s argument. Read the whole thing then comment.

Personally, I thought Obama, in a clouded way, could reasonably fall under the War Powers Resolution and I even made the argument for Obama in this forum. However, things change and things are becoming less clear in some areas and more clear in others, and D-Dogg is starting to sound more convincing.


Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) railed against the “Libyan war” in a 40-minute floor speech Thursday, saying President Obama has brought about a “constitutional crisis” by usurping Congress’s authority to declare war.

Kucinich raised legal reasons why Congress should have been consulted before Libyan operations began, and moral reasons why the U.S. should restrict the use of its increasingly stretched military forces.

"Today we are in a constitutional crisis because our chief executive has assumed for himself powers to wage war which are neither expressly defined nor implicit in the Constitution, nor permitted under the War Powers Act," Kucinich said, according to his prepared remarks. "The president has no right to wrest that fundamental power from Congress — and we have no right to cede it to him."

Kucinich, who has been among the sharpest Democratic critics of the U.S. intervention in Libya, reiterated his complaint that the War Powers Resolution allows the president to use military force without congressional assent only when the U.S. faces "imminent danger."

While that threshold has not been met in Libya, Kucinich said, the Obama administration has gone even further by asserting a right to intervene because Libya’s government threatened its people with violence.

"This administration is now asserting the right to go to war because a nation may threaten force against those who have internally taken up arms against it," he said. "Our bombs began dropping even before the U.N.’s International Commission of Inquiry could verify allegations of murder of non-combatant civilians by the Gaddafi regime."…-of-libyan-war

Rep. Bachmann: ‘Democrats Want A Federal Shutdown’

"Rep. Bachmann: ‘Democrats Want A Federal Shutdown’
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
By Eric Scheiner

( – As a showdown in Congress looms over the federal budget, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claims Democrats would like to see the federal government shutdown after the current continuing resolution runs out on April 8th.

“We now know that Democrats want a federal shutdown. They’ve said that, Chuck Schumer has said that, Harry Reid has said that and Howard Dean has said that. So clearly the Democrats want a shutdown. They own the shutdown, not the Republicans,” Bachmann said to


Yup, Michele Bachmann nailed it, it’s the Dems who want the Fed. Shutdown. The Dems obviously are ignoring the voters, and their shutdown is going to backfire on them.

So is the lib politicians putting down the Tea Partiers. The Tea Partiers are we, and the lib politicians are showing us that they are against us.

Shut it down and get credit!- and somebody, get Dick Morris on the phone

I know you Republicans have trouble with the whole message/ branding thing. Getting rolled by the media and all continuously. I know you have forgotten Reagans approach. You underestimate your support- fail to take inventory of the media resources at your disposal- fail to get on message ala the DEMS "talking point" memo machine. You continue to fear your own success-your media induced complex still strong.

Here’s how you win and you’re running out of time.
You must start a barrage of legislation in Congress. Much ballyhood to as much fanfare as you can muster each week. You own more than half the media and the hearts of the majority of the ENGAGED populace. (Just not the disproportionately visible passive outlets) These cater to disengaged people magazine zombies/ sheep for the most part anyhow, with a few radical leftists thrown in.

Jam every common-sense program you can dream up right to the door of the Senate as visible cannon fodder for the establishment blueblood Senators to destroy.

Video the carnage. Get on message and recap the bloodbath of commonsense with every talking head. Set-up the next weeks commonsense sacrificial offering and repeat, repeat, repeat, Energy, Immigration, Healthcare, Education, Deficit, Jobs, Taxation, Government,Waste on and on.
They don’t have to be fully fleshed out. Just the lowhanging fruit common sense portions.

GET SOME PROFESSIONAL MEDIA ADVICE. I’m sure Dick Morris is available. (or call me whatever)

They will call you extreme and your common sense plans draconian. They are exposing themselves! Great. Echo that. Make a mockery of them. Turn those words into badges of honor. When they call you extreme, say yes we are extremely concerned with the childish, irresponsible behavior of Democrats with regard to…..(Teaparty principle #1,2, or 3)


Stick to the principles below and you are assured to get CREDIT not BLAME because these principles represent the most commoly shared values of the majority of Americans and certainly encompass the ideas of nearly every voter who sent you.
Mission Statement

Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.

(Borrowed from the Teaparty)

PLEASE Republicans Seek professional Marketing help before its too late.

Say it, Do it, Say it again. repeat repeat repeat