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  • Nearly six in 10 Americans say the country's heated political rhetoric is not to blame for the Tucson shooting rampage that left six dead and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll.

    In the wake of the shooting, much focus has been put on the harsh tone of politics in Washington and around the country, particularly after a contentious midterm election. Rhetoric and imagery from both Republicans and Democrats have included gun-related metaphors, but the majority of the country isn't connecting the shooting to politics.


    Well, the LEFT continues to exploit the situation for political gain. How shocking – not.

  • Barack Obama has declared that France is America’s greatest ally, undermining Britain’s Special Relationship with the U.S.

    The President risked offending British troops in Afghanistan by saying that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a ‘stronger friend’ than David Cameron.

    The remarks, during a White House appearance with Mr Sarkozy, will reinforce the widely-held view in British diplomatic circles that Mr Obama has less interest in the Special Relationship than any other recent American leader.


    Say what?

    France is NOT America's biggest ally.

    Did Obama miss world History class?

  • The American Principles Project, Robert George's new-ish conservative group that kicked off the slow-burning "social con boycott" of CPAC, is attacking conference organizers for booking Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as one of its banquet speakers. (There are two ticketed banquets during CPAC.) APP's executive director Andy Blom press-releases:
    Unfortunately, while Governor Daniels is slated to speak at CPAC’s "Reagan Dinner," he has failed to understand how Ronald Reagan fused the three critical legs of the conservative movement into one coherent governing philosophy. Governor Daniels’ selection is an affront to the millions of conservatives who believe that social issues such as abortion and traditional marriage are non-negotiable.


    Boycott if they will but Daniels' comments were taken out of context anyway

  • A characteristic of many contemporary minds is susceptibility to the superstition that all behavior can be traced to some diagnosable frame of mind that is a product of promptings from the social environment. From which flows a political doctrine: Given clever social engineering, society and people can be perfected. This supposedly is the path to progress. It actually is the crux of progressivism. And it is why there is a reflex to blame conservatives first.



  • We should always refrain from engaging in personal verbal attacks against those with whom we differ on important questions of the day. But we must also resist the temptation to assign blame to those with whom we differ for the acts of others. No expressed opinion, liberal or conservative, was to blame for Saturday’s attack and we must resist efforts to suggest otherwise because to do so has the potential to inhibit freedom.
    President Kennedy said, ‘A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.’
    We cannot fail to be moved by the tragic events in Arizona. We must not fail to pray for all those affected. And we will not fail to defend our freedom lest it be one more victim of the Arizona tragedy


    Mike Pence has it RIGHT on the Tucson tragedy


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Tim Pawlenty interview by Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey today

OK, I will accept the former Minnesota Governor’s explanation. But, didn’t he know that his comment would be viewed and chewed by the left-slanting MSM?

I think that Tim Pawlenty tried to get away with a cheap shot against Sarah Palin and got caught or is naive and not ready for the rough and tumble of a Presidential campaign.

You take your pick.


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An Environments Plus Office

From the press release:

Environments Plus, an office furniture service provider has announced an incentive based pay for its workers. The incentive plan seeks to bring added motivation to their employees and maximize the employee’s time on job sites. With this plan comes concern for Environments Plus profit margins.

“We want to be the best service provider in California. We know we will lose profit in this plan but overall we are strengthening the core of our company,” said Mark Cordell, President of Environments Plus. The plan hopes to eliminate man-hours on job sites and become more cost-efficient for their clients.

Environments Plus hopes to increase sales with this new incentive based plan which rewards their employees for less man-hours that was quoted for the job and a bonus for handling the furniture with care. If no damage is done to the furniture during a job, the employees are given a bonus. These incentives increase cost-efficiency as well as a commitment to detail.

Environments Plus hopes to spark a new trend in manual labor around the country. “In any job, added incentives almost always bring the most out of workers. I have a strong appreciation for manual laborers and I wanted to give a little more motivation for the hard work they do,” said Cordell.

You know, I see the 405 freeway construction proceeding at lightening type speed and wonder if they are giving incentives to their workers as well. You betcha they are. Incentive based contracts get folks moving.

Wonder if we can enlist this type of incentive program for public education or government?

I probably wish for too much.

Environments Plus is an all inclusive office service provider located in San Fernando, CA. A women minority owned business, Environments Plus handles furniture, furniture installation, and office relocation services among many other services for commercial businesses across Southern California.

Their website at

Twitter: @environmentplus

Facebook: Environments Plus


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The new PPP Presidential poll is out for Iowa.

If Mike Huckabee decides to run for President again in 2012 he’ll start out the same place in Iowa where he finished in 2008- first place. Huckabee leads there with 30% to 18% for Mitt Romney, 15% for Sarah Palin, 13% for Newt Gingrich, 6% for Ron Paul, 4% for Tim Pawlenty, 3% for John Thune, and 1% for Mitch Daniels.

Providing Sarah Palin runs and if she does will Mike Huckabee?

The Biggest Loser in this poll is Mitt Romney.


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