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NSLF’s Top 10 Least Wanted in the U.S. House

Editor’s Note: Candidates appear in no particular order.

Nancy left her heart in San Francisco and brought back a souvenir from the Folsom Street Fair.

Nancy left her heart in San Francisco and brought back a souvenir from the Folsom Street Fair.

1. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif. | CD 8) – Not content with allowing Americans to even sample the health care bill before shoving it down their throats, Pelosi told us, “[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” That so-called “fog” and “controversy” were citizens demanding transparency and accountability from Pelosi – and, by her account, we were simply asking too much. It’s time to revoke Pelosi’s license to prescribe cradle-to-the-grave entitlements that the majority of Americans do not want.

"Freddie who? Fannie what?"

"Freddie who? Fannie what?"

2. Barney Frank (D-Mass. | CD 4) – When revelations began coming to light in 2003 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to cause the housing bubble to burst, Frank adamantly defended his longstanding belief that home ownership is a ‘God-given right’ for all Americans, even if they were unemployed or couldn’t afford their mortgages. “These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” he told The New York Times on Sept. 11, 2003. ”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.” Flash-forward to 2009 when the bubble blew-up in his face, and we see Frank calling for the prosecution of those who caused the housing meltdown. Got hypocrisy? Better yet, got a mirror?

"Bilge Pump" Betsey celebrates her 19th bailout vote.

"Bilge Pump" Betsey celebrates her 19th bailout vote.

3. Betsey Markey (D-Colo. | CD 4) – Promoting herself as an anti-big government Blue Dog Democrat, Markey has marched lockstep with Speaker Pelosi in voting for 19 bailouts costing taxpayers “trillions in deficit spending.” Ironically, back home in her district, she’s been running ads telling voters Wall Street bailouts “really offend” her: “Bailout is just another word for cop-out … And here in Colorado, that’s not how we do business,” she says in one TV ad.

Concise and to the point.

Concise and to the point.

4. Chris Smith (R-N.J. | CD 4) – Smith, a 14-term incumbent, rode in to Congress on the coattails of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and should be ushered out on Speaker Pelosi’s broom on Nov. 2. When he’s not voting to tax the air we breathe and gases we release, Smith’s padding his pockets with big labor union money, most likely in exchange for the nearly $24 million in earmarks he’s made to contributors in FY 2010.

How about we join together and vote you out of office?

How about we join together and vote you out of office?

5. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H. | CD 1) – During a candidate forum on Sept. 27, the incumbent informed voters that no corporation should be “too big to fail,” then touted her support for the nearly $20 billion bailout of General Motors. Pressed to identify at least one small business that she has assisted during her 2 terms in office, she refused, citing “privacy concerns.” Folks, this is our money and she can’t refuse to tell us how it’s being used or misused.

Bill took half of the girls profits.

Bill took half of the girls profits.

6. Bill Keating (D-Mass. | CD 10 [OPEN SEAT]) – A few short months ago, Keating opposed a wind farm project that would cost taxpayers billions, but once his primary race started heating-up, he changed his position. Now, Keating has the endorsement of the state’s leading labor unions that smell a big payday ‘blowing in the wind.’ That’s just the cost of doing business with big government bureaucrats like Keating. On Nov. 2, make sure you’re not held responsible for repaying Keating’s favors to the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103.

John skips the teleprompter and just lets Nancy Pelosi whisper in his ears.

John skips the teleprompter and just lets Nancy Pelosi whisper in his ears.

7. John Boccieri (D-Ohio | CD 16) – This cold-hearted coal country Democrat supported the National Energy Tax that’s poised to kill 100,000 jobs in Ohio alone, then he leant his signature to the HIRE Act that does little, if anything, to reduce the state’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate. And, these are just two examples of Boccieri following Speaker Pelosi’s marching orders.

As always, Nancy leads her lapdog, Stenny.

As always, Nancy leads her lapdog, Stenny.

8. Steny Hoyer (D-Md. | CD 5) – Hoyer, a 15-term incumbent and Speaker Pelosi’s chief lapdog, believes that the Constitution allows big government bureaucrats the right to do whatever they please, so long as actions are made in the spirit of promoting “the general welfare.” And, when it comes to forcing Americans to purchase so-called “affordable” healthcare, Hoyer says, “I think clearly this is within our constitutional responsibility.”

Upton's so environmentally friendly that he just rolls to work in a tire.

Upton's so environmentally friendly that he just rolls to work in a tire.

9. Fred Upton (R-Mich. | CD 6) – This RINO has cast way too many votes enabling Speaker Pelosi and her boss, President Obama, to bankrupt America by any means necessary. On top of that, Upton’s an environmental wingnut who Democrats say is “someone they can work with on energy and climate issues.” Thanks to Fred and his friends across the aisle, beginning in 2012, old-fashioned light bulbs will be phased-out and replaced with those super-expensive ‘energy-efficient’ bulbs. Despite co-sponsoring the light bulb ban, Upton’s now trying to downplay his involvement the bill’s passage.

Tom's displays his ability to screw with ease.

Tom's displays his ability to screw with ease.

10. Tom Perriello (D-Va. | CD 5) —  The very same economic crash that left 10,000 citizens in Virginia’s 5th congressional district unemployed is what Perriello credits for carrying him to victory in 2008. Over the course of his first term in office, Perriello has talked a big game about putting people in his district back to work, but the only firm numbers he can offer are based on promises and speculation from businesses that are either under construction or yet to be built. “Instant gratification,” he tells jobless voters, “is part of what got us into this place.”

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View NSLF’s additional “Top 10 Least Wanted” lists:

1. U.S. Senate (Oct. 27)
2. Governor (Oct. 28)
3. State and Local Government (Nov. 1)

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One America Rally: Same Old Rhetoric, but Plenty of Fresh Kool-Aid

HotAir.com’s Ed Morrissey reviews the video footage taken by Reason TV‘s Nick Gillespie who asked the Obama faithful how that ‘hope’ and ‘change’ is working out for them. “There was certainly a lot of slogans, but in the coverage I’ve seen here and elsewhere, not much substance,” Morrissey observed:

For instance, ALF-CIO chief Richard Trumka says that the auto bailout was a great idea, but refused to answer a similar question about AIG. Julian Bond says he hasn’t seen enough government yet. Bond does say, however, that the US is a better place since 1968, while Dick Gregory claims it’s actually gotten worse. There seems to be a new reluctance to play the race card on the Left, but it doesn’t take Nick long to get Ed Schultz to at least give him a peek at it. Nick also stumps Mitch Kapor on how government can create jobs, which seems rather humorous since the proclaimed purpose of this rally was to highlight job creation rather than partisan politics.

See for yourself:

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Huffington Post Lefties Oppose Nanny State Interference in Schools – Go Figure!

Perfect for treating the toughest loads of b.s.

Perfect for treating the toughest loads of b.s.

Who would ever believe that the socialists, liberals and ‘progressives’ over at The Huffington Post would be appalled by big government interference in American citizens’ lives, much less, impressionable young school children whose minds they’ve yet to manipulate? Well, wonder no more, because they posted proof in words and pictures.

Of course, out of the 17 “Weirdest Things Schools Have Banned,” there’s no mention of Bibles being banned on Freedom of Religion Day, students’ crucifixes being mistaken for gang symbols, or countless instances of God being removed from morning classroom recitals of the Pledge of Allegiance, and that’s probably cool with Huffington Post’s Grace Green:

Schools have a responsibility to protect their students, but when it comes to things like silly bandz and pogs, we wonder just how much protection kids really need. We found some of the weirdest things schools have banned, and we have to admit we are shocked at what some people consider a threat. Some of it we understand, like no toy guns or cell phones, but no Cheetos or breast cancer awareness bracelets? That’s crazy talk.

Got that? There are exceptions to how much nanny state bureaucrats can interfere in American’s lives, but only when it come to eating Cheetos and wearing Silly Bandz or breast cancer awareness bracelets.

We’ll assume everything else that’s fun, tasty and emits that awful stench of freedom is still off limits, unless The Huffington Post tells us otherwise.

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“Those Voices Don’t Speak for the Rest of Us”

Make this video your pre-game show before voting on Tuesday, November 2.

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Conservative Movie Will Stick It to the Man (in the White House)

From the I Want Your Money website:

LOS ANGELES, CA. (June 11, 2010) – Ray Griggs, the director of the film comedy Super Capers (2009) and Wind In The Willows (pre-production), has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices of America’s conservative movement in the rousing feature film documentary I Want Your Money, a powerful and critical examination of the Obama regime and its expansionistic government policies.

Ray Griggs’ upcoming work is highlighted here in this current Variety Magazine feature, running this week: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020457.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&ref=bd_film.

Preview screenings of I Want Your Money have already begun to stir up personal and political passions and controversy, attracting attention from both the left and right during the looming election season.

Combining in-depth interviews, fiery criticism and politically charged animated sequences, I Want Your Money is a no-holds-barred critique of the vast expansion of the federal government under the Obama Administration and Democratic Congress.

By cleverly juxtaposing footage of Barack Obama with that of Ronald Reagan, threaded together with insightful interviews with Newt Gingrich, Steve Forbes, Ed Meese, Mike Huckabee, John Stossel, Stephen Moore (Wall Street Journal), Michael Reagan (at the Reagan Ranch Center), Congressmen Tom McClintock, Thad McCotter and former California governor Pete Wilson (among many others), I Want Your Money exposes the shocking reality of a bloated government.

Griggs also allows some major proponents of Big Government to speak for themselves, via archival footage, including Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter, showing how the policies they implemented led to the country’s development into an overregulated welfare state. The film also focuses on California as a case study of the perils America will face should there be no change to our government’s current policies.

I Want Your Money skillfully exposes the high cost in lost freedom and economic opportunities in support of a Leviathan-like bureaucratic state, and offers alternatives to help steer the United States back towards firm fiscal ground. Griggs creatively presents alternatives to the current direction of the government in a way that is thoughtful, relevant and highly engaging to both younger and older audiences.

With grassroots campaigns already in full force and the website and film clips attracting over 75,000 viewers per month, this documentary is already garnering attention many months ahead of its planned release.

www.IWantYourMoney.net

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Diversity ‘Exercises’ Replace Competitive Games in Gym Class

This clown is juggling scarves. Guess what? This passes as "exercise" in gym class these days!

This clown is juggling scarves. Guess what? This passes as "exercise" in gym class these days!

Team sports will no longer be encouraged in the District of Columbia’s public schools during gym class as “competition” has been deemed an obstacle to children struggling with the reality that none of them have been created equal in size, skill or ability. Instead of playing competitive games like soccer, basketball and baseball, kids will stand alone jumping rope, gyrating with hula hoops, dancing, juggling scarves and, most importantly, learning how to embrace diversity.

“The trend is to move away from competitiveness,” says Donald Hawkins who teaches students as young as 3- and 4-years-old at Browne Education Campus in Northeast DC. “We are focusing on the skills, not so much as the games. The winners of the games are not important,” he told The Washington Post.

Providing the encouragement for schools across the nation to eliminate team sports and competition from gym class is the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) that awards “millions of dollars” in federal grant money to schools and “community-based organizations” seeking to change the way kids play together. Hawkins’ anti-competition curriculum arrives courtesy of $1.5 million in grant money that has been awarded to the D.C. public school system over the next three years.

Recipients of PEP grants like the DC public school system are adopting a series of suggested gym class curriculum for schools to incorporate in physical education lessons through the SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) program. Children in grades K-8 are subjected to various activities that promote “active situations for social interaction and personal meaning” under SPARK’s physical education guidelines.

Included in the “SPARK K-2 PE Curriculum” are instructions for gym teachers to engage kids in activities that promote and establish:

  • “good feelings;”
  • “Specific lessons that address respect for individual differences within and outside of physical education as well as the importance of engaging with individuals with disabilities and/or special health care needs;”
  • “Specific lessons that address the role of physical activity throughout history (e.g., the role physical activity and games played in different cultures);”
  • “Specific lessons that allow students to express their feelings toward physical activity;” and
  • “Protocols for assessing personal and social respect regarding individual differences within and outside of physical education;”

The “SPARK 3-6 PE Curriculum” adds:

  • “Specific lessons about teaching students ways to engage students with disabilities and respect peers from different cultural backgrounds;”
  • “Specific lessons about the role of physical activity in dance and artistic movement throughout history and in different cultures,” noting, “The SPARK Dance unit includes cultural dances. Several Dances in this unit include Social Studies Academic Integrations such as Geographical History, Culture, and American History;”
  • “Specific lessons that teach students the differences between personal challenges and competition and provide the opportunity for students to choose at least one personally challenging physical activity to attempt;”
  • “Protocols for assessing students’ knowledge about physical activity opportunities outside of physical education class, such as asking students to create a written report about physical activity options in the community or after school;”
  • “Protocols for assessing students’ ability to conduct self-assessment and initiate self-improvement for physical activity and fitness, such as having students complete a fitness test (e.g., Fitnessgram), identify strengths and weaknesses, and discuss ways to improve their fitness;”
  • “Protocols for analyzing students’ personal and social respect regarding individual differences within physical education, such as observing students’ social behavior during class;” and
  • “Protocols that ask students to identify and explain the importance of self expression through movement, such as asking students to explain certain types of physical activity that are artistic in nature.”
Politically correct crayons should help kids flex their diversity muscles in the class formerly known as "Physical Education."

Politically correct crayons should help kids flex their diversity muscles in the class formerly known as "Physical Education."

The “SPARK Middle School PE Curriculum” incorporates all of the above activities and protocols while adding diversity ‘exercises’ to the mix with its “World Games Unit” that is designed to help kids “reflect the perspectives, diversity, and needs among students, families, and the community.”

Specifically, the World Games Unit encourages gym teachers to promote:

Learning games and traditions from other cultures can be an enlightening experience with the potential to foster respect and other socially responsible behaviors that can last a lifetime. Many modern countries are multicultural in composition, with a blend of various traditions and values all within the able for students to recognize and respect diverse aspects of their communities so that all of its citizens are able to contribute in a meaningful way. Therefore, Multicultural Education teaches students about the diversity found in the local and national community.

Likewise, Global Education teaches students about the diversity found at an international level. Students benefit by experiencing global diversity in a physical activity setting in order to foster respect for traditions and cultures that they may not otherwise discover around them. This unit can be used asa blend of both Multicultural and Global Education and is aligned with NASPE and state content and performance standards. Students may already know and love some of the games and activities found in this unit. They may be experiencing others for the first time. Encourage students to explore their own communities for more multicultural ideas and challenge them to search the globe for games that keep the world healthy and active.

“This is Hawkins’s health and physical education class, but it’s not the PE that these preschoolers’ parents probably remember,” The Washington Post notes. “The days of students fretting over being the last one picked during volleyball or the first one tagged in dodge ball are fading in many D.C. area schools as physical education classes, such as this one, focus more on individual fitness, personal growth and development.”

Playing alone, subjecting kids to humiliating fat-measuring tests, encouraging “good feelings,” dancing to global beats, exploring the artistic nature and historic value of play, and embracing diversity for the sake of diversity — that is the future of physical education in public schools across America. Rejecting competition as an unnecessary evil and extolling the virtues of socialism will guarantee a level playing field in every aspect of children’s lives, or so the proponents of the SPARK program insist.

Gone are the days of encouraging kids to practice, work hard, excel and achieve goals as individuals and teammates. Children as young as 3-years-old are now being taught that victory is for losers, and losing is the result of unfair bullying by kids who take competition too seriously.

If you’re tired of big government bureaucrats manipulating the education system to promote their socialist agenda among impressionable young minds, join the Nanny State Liberation Front as we launch a revolution to protect and promote freedom and American exceptionalism as our nation’s Founding Father’s intended.

Nanny State Bullies Shut Down Girl’s Lemonade Stand

The official logo of the "Lemonade Revolt" - we kinda like it.

The official logo of the "Lemonade Revolt" - we kinda like it.

When a young girl in Oregon attempted to make a few dollars by setting-up a curbside lemonade stand, she did not anticipate being run out of business by bureaucrats seeking their share of her profits.

Julie Murphy, an enterprising 7-year-old, set-up shop at a local street fair in Northeast Portland last week. Shortly after Murphy’s first pour, two Multnomah County officials threatened to slap her with a $500 fine for operating without a license, The Oregonian reports.

A little known state law, especially among youngsters engaging in a seemingly innocent American tradition, says unlicensed peddlers of food and beverages present a health risk to the public. If Murphy had paid the $120 licensing fee and submitted her lemonade stand for inspection by local health officials, none of this would have happened implied Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department.

“I understand the reason behind what they’re doing and it’s a neighborhood event, and they’re trying to generate revenue,” Kawaguchi told The Oregonian. “But we still need to put the public’s health first.”

As Murphy began to pack-up shop and head home, local anarchist peddlers at the ‘progressive’ street fair encouraged her to give away her lemonade in exchange for donations. Again, the health department officials told her to cease and desist.

According to accounts by the anarchists on a Facebook page supporting Murphy’s ‘right’ to peddle lemonade without government interference, “We surrounded these workers and informed them of our sovereignty, that this is an autonomous zone, and they not only have no authority here, but they must leave the area. They went to the police.”

Game over?

Turning a sour experience in to what she hopes will be a sweet victory against big government bureaucrats, Murphy has teamed-up with a fellow street peddler and online radio personality to launch a “Lemonade Revolt” later this month at the same street fair where she was banned. Michael Franklin, the young girl’s ‘partner in crime,’ is also an anarchist with an axe to grind with any sort of government interference in his or anyone else’s life.

On his website, Franklin explains he stands in solidarity with Murphy whose “lemonade stand was forcibly shut down during last thursday, an event in monthly with anarchist foundations, now gentrified and controlled by cops and rich whiteys, by two workers of the state.”

The ‘official’ Lemonade Revolt page on Facebook is urging all local anarchists to attend the August 27 event. More than 100 have already expressed they will be on-hand to stick-up for Murphy as she attempts to pour another glass of lemonade for ‘the people.’

“Let’s make a horrible mess for the state,” the Lemonade Revolt’s Facebook page proclaims. “When the state gives you lemons….GIVE THE STATE HELL!”

And, if you’d like to give the state a piece of your mind, too, be sure to contact Jon Kawaguchi at the Multnomah County Health Department (503) 988-3400 x 28260, or

Health Department Administration
Multnomah County Health Department
426 SW Stark St, 8th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
503-988-3674
503-988-3676 fax
1-877-735-7525 TDD
health.dept@co.multnomah.or.us

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