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(05.15.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Mon, 2008-05-19 09:09
*Obama: "We can't drive our SUVs" "Threatened" polar bears actually on the rise *Al Gore's personal green portfolio *Edwards joins Obama "hate America First" campaign *Bill Gates on the next 10 years 05.18.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Obama's view of your economic future: "We can't drive our SUVs" Buried in the sea of Obama's largest crowd (what Drudge calls the "Obama Mass") is the economic ramifications of his latest pronouncements on global warming : "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.... That's not leadership. That's not going to happen." Let's break that down. First, under an Obama administration, "we can't drive our SUVs," which begs the question: "What precisely qualifies as an 'SUV'? Is my family minivan an SUV? Perhaps any vehicle that doesn't deliver 30 miles per gallon will be a banned 'SUV.' Let's move on. " We can't... keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times." My home was set at 70 degrees last night and my office is at 72 degrees all ...

(05.15.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Mon, 2008-05-19 09:09
*Obama: "We can't drive our SUVs" "Threatened" polar bears actually on the rise *Al Gore's personal green portfolio *Edwards joins Obama "hate America First" campaign *Bill Gates on the next 10 years 05.18.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Obama's view of your economic future: "We can't drive our SUVs" Buried in the sea of Obama's largest crowd (what Drudge calls the "Obama Mass") is the economic ramifications of his latest pronouncements on global warming : "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.... That's not leadership. That's not going to happen." Let's break that down. First, under an Obama administration, "we can't drive our SUVs," which begs the question: "What precisely qualifies as an 'SUV'? Is my family minivan an SUV? Perhaps any vehicle that doesn't deliver 30 miles per gallon will be a banned 'SUV.' Let's move on. " We can't... keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times." My home was set at 70 degrees last night and my office is at 72 degrees all ...

(05.13.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Tue, 2008-05-13 12:07
*ICE raid nails 300 illegals; will employer be next? *Dems' problems only grow *Minutemen sign dumped in San Diego *TV and time shifting 05.13.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Time to lock up employer who hired 300 illegals nailed in ICE raid Reports coming out of Waterloo indicate that at least 300 and possibly as many as 600-700 illegal aliens have been arrested in the largest immigration raid in Iowa's history . Glad to see that ICE followed the lead and did its work. But let's hope ICE doesn't stop until the owners of that meat packing plant are facing charges as well. If a handful of that company's 1,000 employees happened to be illegal, that would be understandable. But when 30-70% of your workforce is illegal, no excuse will suffice. Dem's problems only grow Today will continue an odd and difficult stretch of days for the Democrats. Somehow, Barack Obama and the media managed to spin last Tuesday's results -- a split decision in North Carolina and Indiana -- as the coronation for Obama. Time magazine proclaimed him the winner and almost simultaneously Obama wrote off today's West Virginia and next week's Kentucky primaries. ...

(05.13.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Tue, 2008-05-13 12:07
*ICE raid nails 300 illegals; will employer be next? *Dems' problems only grow *Minutemen sign dumped in San Diego *TV and time shifting 05.13.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Time to lock up employer who hired 300 illegals nailed in ICE raid Reports coming out of Waterloo indicate that at least 300 and possibly as many as 600-700 illegal aliens have been arrested in the largest immigration raid in Iowa's history . Glad to see that ICE followed the lead and did its work. But let's hope ICE doesn't stop until the owners of that meat packing plant are facing charges as well. If a handful of that company's 1,000 employees happened to be illegal, that would be understandable. But when 30-70% of your workforce is illegal, no excuse will suffice. Dem's problems only grow Today will continue an odd and difficult stretch of days for the Democrats. Somehow, Barack Obama and the media managed to spin last Tuesday's results -- a split decision in North Carolina and Indiana -- as the coronation for Obama. Time magazine proclaimed him the winner and almost simultaneously Obama wrote off today's West Virginia and next week's Kentucky primaries. ...

Disappearing Marriage Issue (05.09.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Fri, 2008-05-09 09:48
*The disappearing marriage issue *How marriage dominated the 2004 elections *How the Left is avoiding/downplaying the marriage issue *Flushing your tax dollars down a Carbon Hole 05.09.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS The disappearing marriage issue One of the big unasked questions of the 2008 presidential race is, "Whatever happened to the marriage issue?" It would be an easy question to answer if there was no controversy and nothing to talk about. But that is not the case. Vermont Strategy working for homosexual activists. For example, ever so steadily, the "Vermont" strategy is in full swing for the homosexual agenda. Simply put, the plan is to use Vermont as a foot in the door to other states by forcing other states to recognize same-sex marriages legalized in Vermont. This week, a New York court of appeals ruled that the state would recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries (in this case, Canada) -- despite the fact that same-sex unions are outlawed in New York. This comes while the Supreme Courts in Vermont and Virginia are engaged in a legal tug-of-war that hinges on whether Virginia must recognize a Vermont same-sex union. That case is ...

Disappearing Marriage Issue (05.09.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Fri, 2008-05-09 09:48
*The disappearing marriage issue *How marriage dominated the 2004 elections *How the Left is avoiding/downplaying the marriage issue *Flushing your tax dollars down a Carbon Hole 05.09.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS The disappearing marriage issue One of the big unasked questions of the 2008 presidential race is, "Whatever happened to the marriage issue?" It would be an easy question to answer if there was no controversy and nothing to talk about. But that is not the case. Vermont Strategy working for homosexual activists. For example, ever so steadily, the "Vermont" strategy is in full swing for the homosexual agenda. Simply put, the plan is to use Vermont as a foot in the door to other states by forcing other states to recognize same-sex marriages legalized in Vermont. This week, a New York court of appeals ruled that the state would recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries (in this case, Canada) -- despite the fact that same-sex unions are outlawed in New York. This comes while the Supreme Courts in Vermont and Virginia are engaged in a legal tug-of-war that hinges on whether Virginia must recognize a Vermont same-sex union. That case is ...

(05.09.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Fri, 2008-05-09 09:48
*The disappearing marriage issue *How marriage dominated the 2004 elections *How the Left is avoiding/downplaying the marriage issue *Flushing your tax dollars down a Carbon Hole 05.09.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS The disappearing marriage issue One of the big unasked questions of the 2008 presidential race is, "Whatever happened to the marriage issue?" It would be an easy question to answer if there was no controversy and nothing to talk about. But that is not the case. Vermont Strategy working for homosexual activists. For example, ever so steadily, the "Vermont" strategy is in full swing for the homosexual agenda. Simply put, the plan is to use VErmont as a foot in the door to other states by forcing other states to recognize same-sex marriages legalized in Vermont. This week, a New York court of appeals ruled that the state would recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries (in this case, Canada) -- despite the fact that same-sex unions are outlawed in New York. This comes while the Supreme Courts in Vermont and Virginia are engaged in a legal tug-of-war that hinges on whether Virginia must recognize a Vermont same-sex union. That case is ...

(05.09.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Fri, 2008-05-09 09:48
*The disappearing marriage issue *How marriage dominated the 2004 elections *How the Left is avoiding/downplaying the marriage issue *Flushing your tax dollars down a Carbon Hole 05.09.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS The disappearing marriage issue One of the big unasked questions of the 2008 presidential race is, "Whatever happened to the marriage issue?" It would be an easy question to answer if there was no controversy and nothing to talk about. But that is not the case. Vermont Strategy working for homosexual activists. For example, ever so steadily, the "Vermont" strategy is in full swing for the homosexual agenda. Simply put, the plan is to use VErmont as a foot in the door to other states by forcing other states to recognize same-sex marriages legalized in Vermont. This week, a New York court of appeals ruled that the state would recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries (in this case, Canada) -- despite the fact that same-sex unions are outlawed in New York. This comes while the Supreme Courts in Vermont and Virginia are engaged in a legal tug-of-war that hinges on whether Virginia must recognize a Vermont same-sex union. That case is ...

(Briefing 05.08.08)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Thu, 2008-05-08 09:25
05.08.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS On the Web today: Illegal charged with raping 10-year old Illegals literally trashing our borders Coulter: Bill killed Hill McCain's courting of Latinos Grand THeft Auto IV rakes in $500 million in first week  

(Briefing 05.08.08)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Thu, 2008-05-08 09:25
05.08.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS On the Web today: Illegal charged with raping 10-year old Illegals literally trashing our borders Coulter: Bill killed Hill McCain's courting of Latinos Grand THeft Auto IV rakes in $500 million in first week  

(05.06.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Tue, 2008-05-06 08:06
*McCain's amnesty agenda is baaaaack! *McCain's next stop: La Raza *Gas tax: to suspend or not to suspend? *Microsoft Surface: one big bleeping table! *Weather Channel founder: "No global warming" 05.06.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Cinco de McCain! On Cinco de Mayo, John McCain launched his Spanish-language website and began what will likely be his steady march back to his original and true position on illegal immigration. What is McCain's position today? In his words from yesterday's speech : "I believe that the majority of Hispanics share our view that the border must be secured, and the border must be secured first," McCain said. "But they also want us to have an attitude, which I think most Americans do, that these are God's children and they must be taken care of, or the issue must be addressed, in a humane and compassionate fashion. And I will continue to carry that message with the priority that we must secure our borders first." "Comprehensive" Once Again Most significantly, McCain came back to his "comprehensive" (i.e. amnesty) roots in a speech designed to cater to Latino voters. McCain said, "We get in this kind of a circular ...

(05.06.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Tue, 2008-05-06 08:06
*McCain's amnesty agenda is baaaaack! *McCain's next stop: La Raza *Gas tax: to suspend or not to suspend? *Microsoft Surface: one big bleeping table! *Weather Channel founder: "No global warming" 05.06.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Cinco de McCain! On Cinco de Mayo, John McCain launched his Spanish-language website and began what will likely be his steady march back to his original and true position on illegal immigration. What is McCain's position today? In his words from yesterday's speech : "I believe that the majority of Hispanics share our view that the border must be secured, and the border must be secured first," McCain said. "But they also want us to have an attitude, which I think most Americans do, that these are God's children and they must be taken care of, or the issue must be addressed, in a humane and compassionate fashion. And I will continue to carry that message with the priority that we must secure our borders first." "Comprehensive" Once Again Most significantly, McCain came back to his "comprehensive" (i.e. amnesty) roots in a speech designed to cater to Latino voters. McCain said, "We get in this kind of a circular ...

Cinco de McCain (05.06.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Tue, 2008-05-06 07:42
*McCain's amnesty agenda is baaaaack! *McCain's next stop: La Raza *Gas tax: to suspend or not to suspend? *Microsoft Surface: one big bleeping table! *Weather Channel founder: "No global warming" 05.06.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Cinco de McCain! On Cinco de Mayo, John McCain launched his Spanish-language website and began what will likely be his steady march back to his original and true position on illegal immigration. What is McCain's position today? In his words from yesterday's speech : "I believe that the majority of Hispanics share our view that the border must be secured, and the border must be secured first," McCain said. "But they also want us to have an attitude, which I think most Americans do, that these are God's children and they must be taken care of, or the issue must be addressed, in a humane and compassionate fashion. And I will continue to carry that message with the priority that we must secure our borders first." And I suppose those who disagree with McCain's amnesty record are "inhumane" and "uncompassionate". "Comprehensive" Once Again Most significantly, McCain came back to his "comprehensive" (i.e. amnesty) roots in a speech designed to ...

Cinco de McCain (05.06.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Tue, 2008-05-06 07:42
*McCain's amnesty agenda is baaaaack! *McCain's next stop: La Raza *Gas tax: to suspend or not to suspend? *Microsoft Surface: one big bleeping table! *Weather Channel founder: "No global warming" 05.06.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Cinco de McCain! On Cinco de Mayo, John McCain launched his Spanish-language website and began what will likely be his steady march back to his original and true position on illegal immigration. What is McCain's position today? In his words from yesterday's speech : "I believe that the majority of Hispanics share our view that the border must be secured, and the border must be secured first," McCain said. "But they also want us to have an attitude, which I think most Americans do, that these are God's children and they must be taken care of, or the issue must be addressed, in a humane and compassionate fashion. And I will continue to carry that message with the priority that we must secure our borders first." And I suppose those who disagree with McCain's amnesty record are "inhumane" and "uncompassionate". "Comprehensive" Once Again Most significantly, McCain came back to his "comprehensive" (i.e. amnesty) roots in a speech designed to ...

Obama endorsed Wright as "legitimate" issue (04.38.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Mon, 2008-04-28 10:07
*Obama says Wright "legitimate" issue *Rev. Wright keeps on talking *Watch the controversial NC ad *Ethanol backlash continues to grow *U.S. Chamber's pro-illegal alien agenda *Miley Cyrus exposed in Vanity Fair 04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Obama Admission on FoxNews: Rev. Wright "Legitimate Political Issue" Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright refuses to go quietly into the night. Over the weekend, he addressed an NAACP fundraising dinner in Detroit and today he spoke at the National Press Club. In that speech, Wright continued his rant, guaranteeing that he will be at the top of the headlines for a few more days. Meanwhile, Barack Obama -- making his first appearance on Fox News in 772 days -- finally admitted that Rev. Wright is a newsworthy issue. "The fact that he is my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue," said Obama. Read the interview transcript here . Since many in the Democratic base agree with Wright (or at least accept his racist rhetoric), I'm not sure Wright can do much more damage to Obama in the nomination process, but it certainly will not ease what the New York Times is calling a " ...

Obama endorsed Wright as "legitimate" issue (04.38.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Mon, 2008-04-28 10:07
*Obama says Wright "legitimate" issue *Rev. Wright keeps on talking *Watch the controversial NC ad *Ethanol backlash continues to grow *U.S. Chamber's pro-illegal alien agenda *Miley Cyrus exposed in Vanity Fair 04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Obama Admission on FoxNews: Rev. Wright "Legitimate Political Issue" Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright refuses to go quietly into the night. Over the weekend, he addressed an NAACP fundraising dinner in Detroit and today he spoke at the National Press Club. In that speech, Wright continued his rant, guaranteeing that he will be at the top of the headlines for a few more days. Meanwhile, Barack Obama -- making his first appearance on Fox News in 772 days -- finally admitted that Rev. Wright is a newsworthy issue. "The fact that he is my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue," said Obama. Read the interview transcript here . Since many in the Democratic base agree with Wright (or at least accept his racist rhetoric), I'm not sure Wright can do much more damage to Obama in the nomination process, but it certainly will not ease what the New York Times is calling a " ...

(04.25.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Fri, 2008-04-25 10:07
*The real cost of climate alarmism *Petition reaches 100,000 *Is oil or food king? *My interview with Rep. Walter Jones on the border fence *Planned Parenthood "genocide" againt blacks? *Apple's Mac gains market share 04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Ethanol, Food Shortages and the Real Cost of Climate Alarmism As Americans go to the grocery story and discover rising fuel prices to get there and rising food prices on the shelves, we have to thank in part Climate Alarmism. The push to turn our food into fuel has played a role in the rise of food prices here in the U.S. and globally. And it's only going to get worse as American farmers respond to the federal mandate and more and more of our farmland is committed to fuel and not food. With global reports of riots, food prices up 83% and starvation, the political reality surrounding ethanol may change quickly. Read this from the Heritage Foundation: "Second Thoughts On Ethanol" . MOna Charen chimes in with this article that questions at what price will we try to solve the so-called crisis of global warming. I'm thrilled to announced that our petition opposing the ...

(04.25.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Fri, 2008-04-25 10:07
*The real cost of climate alarmism *Petition reaches 100,000 *Is oil or food king? *My interview with Rep. Walter Jones on the border fence *Planned Parenthood "genocide" againt blacks? *Apple's Mac gains market share 04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Ethanol, Food Shortages and the Real Cost of Climate Alarmism As Americans go to the grocery story and discover rising fuel prices to get there and rising food prices on the shelves, we have to thank in part Climate Alarmism. The push to turn our food into fuel has played a role in the rise of food prices here in the U.S. and globally. And it's only going to get worse as American farmers respond to the federal mandate and more and more of our farmland is committed to fuel and not food. With global reports of riots, food prices up 83% and starvation, the political reality surrounding ethanol may change quickly. Read this from the Heritage Foundation: "Second Thoughts On Ethanol" . MOna Charen chimes in with this article that questions at what price will we try to solve the so-called crisis of global warming. I'm thrilled to announced that our petition opposing the ...

Real Cost of Climate Alarmism? Taxes, Rising Prices, Food Shortages (04.25.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott - Fri, 2008-04-25 08:37
*The real cost of climate alarmism *Petition reaches 100,000 *Is oil or food king? *My interview with Rep. Walter Jones on the border fence *Planned Parenthood "genocide" againt blacks? *Apple's Mac gains market share 04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Ethanol, Food Shortages and the Real Cost of Climate Alarmism As Americans go to the grocery story and discover rising food prices on the shelves, we have to thank in part Climate Alarmism. The push to turn our food into fuel has played a role in the rise of food prices here in the U.S. and globally. And it's only going to get worse as American farmers respond to the federal mandate and more and more of our farmland is committed to fuel and not food. With global reports of riots, food prices up 83% and starvation, the political reality surrounding ethanol may change quickly. Read this from the Heritage Foundation: "Second Thoughts On Ethanol" . MOna Charen chimes in with this article that questions at what price will we try to solve the so-called crisis of global warming. I'm thrilled to announced that our petition opposing the coming $1.2 Trillion global warming tax (vote ...

Real Cost of Climate Alarmism? Taxes, Rising Prices, Food Shortages (04.25.08 Briefing)

FireSociety.com - Steve Elliott Blog - Fri, 2008-04-25 08:37
*The real cost of climate alarmism *Petition reaches 100,000 *Is oil or food king? *My interview with Rep. Walter Jones on the border fence *Planned Parenthood "genocide" againt blacks? *Apple's Mac gains market share 04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS Ethanol, Food Shortages and the Real Cost of Climate Alarmism As Americans go to the grocery story and discover rising food prices on the shelves, we have to thank in part Climate Alarmism. The push to turn our food into fuel has played a role in the rise of food prices here in the U.S. and globally. And it's only going to get worse as American farmers respond to the federal mandate and more and more of our farmland is committed to fuel and not food. With global reports of riots, food prices up 83% and starvation, the political reality surrounding ethanol may change quickly. Read this from the Heritage Foundation: "Second Thoughts On Ethanol" . MOna Charen chimes in with this article that questions at what price will we try to solve the so-called crisis of global warming. I'm thrilled to announced that our petition opposing the coming $1.2 Trillion global warming tax (vote ...
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