Apr 15 2011
If the conservative movement wants to take on a case of government over reach – this is the one:
Authorities have determined there is no emergency need for a 13-year-old girl to be on medication, after the girl’s mother was accused of medically neglecting her by not giving her a psychotropic drug.
The girl has been in state custody since Child Protective Services workers showed up to take her, prompting an hours-long standoff between her mother and police.
Mia Wenk, a CPS worker, testified earlier this month that she filed a petition containing multiple allegations of neglect, along with the order to take the child into protective custody, two weeks after she became involved in the case March 10.
Emphasis mine. This busy-body case worker was on this case 2 weeks (plus many others) and decides she needs to take the kid from the mother? The one who should be on trial is the ego-maniacal bureaucrat playing God – not the mother trying to keep the government from drugging her daughter. Want one of those rallying points that clearly mark the differences between the two sides AND helps an American family retain their rights? This is it folks.
Obama’s numbers start their slide in Gallup – no surprise there. Only question is where is the next plateau on the down spiral? Right now he is at 50% disapprove and 42% approve among adults.
Global Warming Alarmists still crying “Wolf!” (which is all the left does), but now they claim the end of the world is 2 years farther out – since it did not show up when predicted:
One way to detect a fraud is that when his prophecies don’t come true he says, “I meant to say…”
The BBC has a delightful story of the global warming alarmists saying, “I meant to say…”
“Scientists who predicted a few years ago that Arctic summers could be ice-free by 2013 now say summer sea ice will probably be gone in this decade.”
“The original prediction, made in 2007, gained Wieslaw Maslowski’s team a deal of criticism from some of their peers,” reports the BBC. “Now they are working with a new computer model – compiled partly in response to those criticisms – that produces a ‘best guess’ date of 2016.”
Yeah, right. Unlike real science where we can precisely predict where a projectile will land given a specific force and angle, the pretend science of global alarmists is all random guessing.
Did you know that when you save your personal electronic data (records, pictures, stories, email, etc) outside your residence it is no longer protected by the constitution and open to government trolling?
Did you know that there are no laws to prevent government agencies from raiding your computer’s remotely hosted back up files, your third party emails, your cloud computing files, or your cell phone GPS location records? Well, there aren’t. As the law stands today government can go into your private computer files or trace your cell phone location without a warrant.
And to think you pay good money for this invasion of your privacy.
Charlie Cook nails Trump. Let’s get serious folks. The last ‘feel good’ President we elected bankrupt us, got us into a losing war and destroyed our health care plans.
Jay Cost on why the economy will be a nagging problem on Obama and probably drag him under in 2012.
And finally Peggy Noonan on how this all adds up to a Lame Duck Obama.
The president is immersed in another stressed and unsuccessful spring after a series of losing seasons. Internationally, he’s involved in a confused effort that involves bombing Libyan government troops and sometimes their rebel opponents, leaving the latter scattered and scurrying. Responsibility to protect is looking like tendency to deflect. Domestically, the president’s opponents seized the high ground on the great issue of the day, spending and debt, and held it after the president’s speech this week. In last week’s budget duel, the president was outgunned by Republicans in the House and outclassed by Paul Ryan, who offered seriousness and substance as a unique approach to solving our fiscal problems.
In this week’s polls: An Ipsos survey says 69% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, up five points since March. Zogby has only 38% of national respondents saying Mr. Obama deserves re-election, with 55% wanting someone new. Mr. Obama carried Pennsylvania in 2008 by double digits; a poll there this week shows only 42% approving his leadership, with 52% disapproving. Gallup had the president’s support slipping among blacks and Hispanics, with the latter’s numbers dramatic: 73% supported him when he was inaugurated, 54% do now. Support among whites on Inauguration Day was 60%. Now it is 39%.
The one term wonder still amazes.