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share save 120 16 Video: Nancy Reagan to President Obama at U. S. Representative Elton Gallegly Bill Signing   Oh, Youre a LEFTY
President Barack Obama, seated, joined by former first lady Nancy Reagan, left, and others, signs the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2009. From left are, Nancy Reagan, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., the president, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., and Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill.

This is hilarious and oh so TRUE.

President Obama is a LEFTY.


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Gallegly Obama and Reagan President Obama Signs U.S. Representative Elton Galleglys Bill Honoring President Ronald Reagan

President Barack Obama, seated, joined by former first lady Nancy Reagan, left, and others, signs the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2009. From left are, Nancy Reagan, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., the president, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., and Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill.

From the Press Release:

In a White House ceremony attended by former first lady Nancy Reagan and U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties), President Obama today signed Gallegly’s bill to honor President Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act creates an 11-member commission that will plan and carry out activities deemed fitting to honor Ronald Reagan on his 100th birthday, which falls on Feb. 6, 2011.

The commission will make recommendations and provide necessary assistance for federal, state and local governmental agencies and civic groups to honor President Reagan’s 100th birthday. Such activities could include special stamps or coins. In addition, the commission will recommend to Congress activities to honor President Reagan’s 100th birthday, including the possible convening of a Joint Session of Congress.

No federal money can be spent on the commission or its activities.

“Having Mrs. Reagan at the bill signing gave it special significance,” Gallegly said. “She was President Reagan’s staunchest supporter before, during and after his presidency. I appreciate that President Obama scheduled the ceremony so that she could attend.”

Mrs. Reagan will also attend the unveiling of President Reagan’s statue in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday.

Gallegly’s bill attracted wide bipartisan support. The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent on May 20 and the House passed it on a 371-19 vote on March 9.

Obama and Nancy Reagan walking President Obama Signs U.S. Representative Elton Galleglys Bill Honoring President Ronald Reagan

From left to right, Mrs. Reagan, President Obama, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Elton, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL).

Obama Kisses Nancy Reagan President Obama Signs U.S. Representative Elton Galleglys Bill Honoring President Ronald Reagan

President Barack Obama kisses former First Lady Nancy Reagan after signing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act June 2, 2009

What a nice gesture by President Obama to honor President Ronald Reagan and have a White House bill signing ceremony for Nancy.

And, thanks to Flap’s Congressman Elton Gallegly for sponsoring the bill in the House.

Now, this is bipartisanship and makes me proud, especially since the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is just a few miles from where I live.
Obama and Nancy Reagan closeup President Obama Signs U.S. Representative Elton Galleglys Bill Honoring President Ronald Reagan


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share save 120 16 Poll Watch: Only 24 Per Cent Rate Health Care Reform as Most Important of Obamas Priorities
3588734065 522945af5f o Poll Watch: Only 24 Per Cent Rate Health Care Reform as Most Important of Obamas Priorities

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

So says the latest Rasmussen poll.
Thirty-six percent (36%) of U.S. voters say cutting the deficit is the most important of the four priorities the president cited in a speech to Congress in February, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up from 32% in March.

At the same time, 24% rate health care reform as the most important of Obama’s priorities, down from 29% in the earlier survey.

But a growing number of voters (63%) – up from 54% in March – also see cutting the deficit in half as the goal the president is least likely to achieve.

Just after the president’s speech, 42% named deficit reduction as the top priority while 24% said health care.

And, why?

Americans voters fail to see the utility of Obamacare. In other words: “What’s in it for me?”

The last time Congress tried to overhaul the health care system, most Americans didn’t see any personal stake in it, other than possibly the rationed care the critics warned them about.

Today, White House officials gave another example of how they’re going to help lawmakers make a better case this time. They released a report predicting that most Americans’ income will go up if the federal government can get health care costs under control.

The report, “The Economic Case for Health Care Reform,” by the Council of Economic Advisers, predicts that the annual income for a typical family of four would be $2,600 higher in 2020 than it would have been without an overhaul — and nearly $10,000 higher in 2030. That’s because the increases in efficiency and lower deficits would help the economy grow faster than it would have otherwise, according to the report.

There is nothing but higher taxes and SLOWER economic growth as a result of Obamacare in the future and Americans know that the Obama Administration is spinning the issue.

There has been something very odd about the logic of the Democrats’ case on health-care reform the past few months. Rather than focus on access and the uninsured, as they have usually done and as Obama did during the campaign, they’re talking about their massive expansion of the government’s role in American health insurance as a way to save money, and focusing a lot of attention on the (unquestionably pressing) need to control health care costs. The trouble is, they don’t actually have any plan to control health-care costs.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report this morning that offers a good example of this peculiar approach. It’s basically a 50-page explanation of how wonderful it would be if we could reduce the rate of growth of health-care spending. It’s called “The Economic Case for Health Care Reform,” and it makes a strong case. But it’s not a case for Obama-style health-care reform. In fact, the examples it offers of the causes of rising health-care costs are mostly examples of government-driven inefficiency, especially in Medicare, which hardly argues for a government run insurance “option.”

This is a very interesting tactic by Obamacare universal health care system advocates to promote long term cost savings by allowing the government to have more control of the health care system. You see the federal government already controls 50 per cent of the system with Medicare but Obama wants to control it all. To think that Obama and Democrats argue that entitlement costs will be reduced by creating a vast NEW ENTITLEMENT does not make any sense.

Flap does not think Obamacare will go very far in this Congress.


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share save 120 16 KTLA Reporter Lu Parker Removed From Local Politics Beat   Dating Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
3589469738 52d4e23ac2 o KTLA Reporter Lu Parker Removed From Local Politics Beat   Dating Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

A screencap of KTLA Anchor/Reporter Lu Parker reporting last Sunday of Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa’s prospects for a 2010 run for California Governor

Continuing Deja Vu – All over again for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a Los Angeles area television reporter.
A Los Angeles television reporter is dating Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, about two years after his extramarital affair with another local newscaster led to the breakup of his 20-year marriage.

KTLA-TV Channel 5 reporter Lu Parker, a former Miss U.S.A., has been dating Villaraigosa since March, station officials confirmed Monday. On Sunday, while working as a weekend anchor, Parker announced a story about the likelihood of Villaraigosa running for governor in 2010.

“Now that we’re aware of the relationship, she will no longer be covering local politics,” said KTLA-TV news director Jason Ball, who defended the journalist’s ethics but declined to elaborate. “I have the utmost faith in Lu Parker’s abilities.”

You would think that Lu Parker would have learned from the lessons of Mirthala Salinas, no?

What do they say about love being blind?

By the way, Parker won’t have to worry about her boyfriend running for California Governor next year. The Mayor’s divorce is not final and he has not yet been sworn in for a second term as Los Angeles Mayor. Tony will allow his personal life to sort out and let Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown beat themselves senseless next year in a contested California Democrat Party Primary election .

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Another Television Reporter Girlfriend, Lu Parker, for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?

Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: The Mayor’s “OTHER WOMAN” Mirthala Salinas Moves On

Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Affair with Mirthala Salinas Is OVER

Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Mirthala Salinas Resigns from Telemundo

Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Mirthala Salinas Transferred to Riverside


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share save 120 16 California GOP Angst: The Problem With Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman
3589267912 5ca1dda889 California GOP Angst: The Problem With Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman

Former e-Bay CEO Meg Whitman and California GOP governor candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and undeclared GOP candidate for U.S. Senate

The Problem?

They could NOT be bothered TO VOTE.

  • Carly Fiorina –  Voted in 5 of 18 elections, 2000-08

  • Meg Whitman  – Voted in 6 of 13 elections, 2002-07

This failure to vote is a big deal for Flap and WILL be a vote breaker for Flap in a California GOP Primary election. Luckily, the GOP has other candidates in each race:

Steve Poizner who is the GOP California Insurance Commissioner and

Chuck DeVore who is a GOP California Assemblyman

Now, will Poizner and Devore be able to exploit this vulnerability?

Stay tuned…..


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