ATP Responds to Frontline’s False Claims



American Tradition Partnership Responds to Frontline Story’s False Claims of Campaign Finance Violations
Coordinated smear campaign by political opponents revealed

October 30, 2012 –American Tradition Partnership (ATP) responded late Tuesday evening to the false claims of improper political activity alleged in this evening’s broadcast of “Big Sky, Big Money” on PBS’s Frontline.

“This is simply the latest unsubstantiated, well-coordinated attack on American Tradition Partnership, brought on by opponents of the work we do to educate grassroots citizens about important issues related to the environment, energy, and economic growth,” said Donald Ferguson, Executive Director of ATP. “Aside from wild conspiracy theories and willful misreadings of applicable campaign finance and nonprofit laws, tonight’s Frontline story simply revealed what most Montanans and Americans already knew: that radical anti-growth environmentalists aren’t the only ones who are free to organize, raise money, and communicate with the public on important policy topics.”

The Frontline story, as well as coordinated articles appearing online at the web sites of leftist groups ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity, relies heavily on stolen documents . The documents apparently made their way from a car thief to a ‘meth house’ in Colorado, into the hands of Democratic Party operatives, and from there to the Montana Commission on Political Practices (COPP). ATP has not been allowed to see the documents to verify their authenticity, but has been able to confirm that many of the documents are not ATP-related but instead are connected with other clients of the consultant as well as an independent campaign consulting business owned by the consultant’s wife.

“It would be very interesting to know just how several media outlets were able to view stolen documents in the custody of the Montana Commission on Political Practices but no attempt was made to return them to their owners”, said Ferguson. “This looks to be just another example of corruption at the Commission and by the political establishment, who are enraged that the public are being told the truth.”

The head of Montana’s COPP is a direct appointee of the governor, unique among all states. The past three Commissioners have all been political allies of the current governor, including his campaign attorney and treasurer. One of the three was forced to resign this summer after engaging in illegal activities as Commissioner. Current Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Steve Bullock has been repeatedly embarrassed in recent months by numerous losses to ATP and other citizens and groups as Montana’s unconstitutional campaign finance laws have been successfully challenged.

“Our success in challenging radical environmentalists and the grossly unconstitutional campaign finance system they and their allies rely on to stifle debate has won us some very powerful enemies,” Ferguson said. “While we’d prefer to see recognition for our hard work come in some form other than baseless smears and hysterical innuendo on national television, we’re proud of our efforts to educate grassroots citizens.”

Earlier today a judge blocked further release of the stolen documents. ATP has also notified state and federal law enforcement authorities about the illegal transfer and possession of stolen goods that was apparently undertaken by Democratic Party officials as well as the staff of Frontline, ProPublica, and the Center for Public Integrity.

"The COPP has held these documents for over a year and a half.  If there was any evidence of wrongdoing, why have they not acted on anything or made any accusations? The fact they reviewed the documents and refused to do or say anything proves, once again, ATP always obeys the law," said Ferguson.

"Additionally, if they've held these for over a year and a half the only reason to release them now is too coordinate with Attorney General Bullock's campaign for governor.  That is a crime," said Ferguson.

READ ABOUT CPI'S HISTORY OF UNETHICAL AND ILLEGAL SMEARS

* ABC News: Politico: CPI's Reporting Involved Possible Misdemeanor,
Paid Source http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/politico-cpis-reporting-involved-misdemeanor-paid-source/story?id=15087648#.UJB2SIWXKGg
(Source of false ATP attacks committed crime, violated journalistic
ethics)

* Washington Post: Center for Public Integrity changes its story
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/center-for-public-integrity-changes-its-story/2011/03/29/gIQAX1ur6J_blog.html
(Source of false ATP attacks takes payoffs in exchange for reporting)

* POLITICO: Tuna and turmoil at CPI
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69763.html (Source of false
ATP attacks committed crime)

* PBS Defends Use of Convicted Felon as Expert on Documentary
http://www.mrc.org/node/40532 (Source of false ATP attacks has history
of relying on convicted felons for reporting)

UPDATE: Bullock failed to track child predators, little progress seen after audit


Under Bullock, more than one in four convicted sex offenders have eluded the sex offender registry.
1,289 convicted sexual or violent offenders are currently living in Montana communities, with parents and law enforcement unaware of their current location.

Bullock admitted his failure to the Audit Committee. “The buck stops here for running the registry,” Bullock confessed.

Bullock is legally responsible for notifying local law enforcement when an offender fails to update their address.

A follow up audit is scheduled to be released at the end of October.

Bullock took cash from corporations under investigation for fraud, bribery


Attorney General Steve Bullock is under investigation for taking a contribution to his campaign for governor from a New York corporation under investigation in 34 states for fraud.

Publishers Clearing House came under investigation in 2009 when it violated a 2001 settlement on charges of defrauding consumers.  When attorneys general in 34 states began investigating and seeking charges, PCH cut an illegal corporate check to Bullock, the documents states.

Bullock did not investigate his donor.  PCH eventually admitted they committed fraud and paid out $34 million.

Likewise, GSK also faced investigations in multiple states and cut checks to officials, including Arkansas.

“In 2006, Arkansas Medicaid restricted its coverage in off-label use of Advair by requiring that patients try another medication first.” the Arkansas Times reports.’

“‘Arkansas Medicaid determined that this restriction increased appropriate use of Advair and decreased Advair utilization by 25% without adverse impact on patient care,’ the US complaint reads. GSK then allegedly gave an untold sum of campaign donation dollars to an Arkansas lawmaker who introduced legislation to get rid of the restriction.”

"God save political donations," wrote one GSK employee to senior VP Stan Hull in an internal email.
GSK also sent checks to Bullock, which were illegal according to documents filed with the Commissioner of Political Practices.  At the time Bullock was negotiating with drug companies on charges of price-fixing.

Bullock also corporate PAC cash from GlaxoSmithKline on Dec. 15, 2009, Aug. 1, 2011 and June 4, 2012 at twice the legal limit, according to Commission documents.

Bullock Hired Tax Evading Friend To Run Justice Department

Attorney General Steve Bullock gave a top Justice Department job to a friend on legal probation for failing to pay thousands of dollars in state and federal income taxes over a period of years, the Helena Independent Record and other Montana newspapers report.

Bullock hired James P. Molloy to run the Consumer Protection Division despite the fact the Montana Supreme Court placed him on five years legal probation for “professional misconduct.”
Molloy repeatedly failed to pay state and federal income taxes between 1995 and 2005, the Independent Record reports.  He is now one of the state’s highest-paid employees.
“Steve Bullock hired someone who’s basically a felon to protect Montana consumers.  Why is the Attorney General associating with felons, much less giving them plush state jobs?” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.

Bullock also named Molloy Assistant Attorney General despite the fact Molloy is still on probation by the Montana Supreme Court.

Bullock later put Molloy in charge of arguing a campaign finance case against American Tradition Partnership in front of the same state Supreme Court that put him on probation.

In that case Bullock and Molloy made numerous demonstrably false charges against ATP.  The U.S. Supreme Court handed Bullock another embarrassing loss in that case.

“Bullock paid his felonious friend to tell lies about American Tradition Partnership in front of the same Supreme Court that put him on probation for lying to officials,” said Ferguson.

Bullock and Molloy have been long-time friends, sharing an office in Helena before Bullock’s narrow election as attorney general.  Bullock kept all questions about repeated tax evasions and probation out of the interview process for the job.

According to the Montana Supreme Court’s “Public Discipline List,” Molloy was publicly reprimanded and placed on five years probation effective March 11, 2009.  The case is “PR 08-0438.”
Bullock hired his friend just a few months after the probation for tax evasion was issued.

“As part of his probation, Molloy must provide the court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel copies of his state and federal taxes returns after he filed them,” the Missoulian newspaper reports.

ATP statement on PBS claims



BOZEMAN -- American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Monday morning regarding bizarre and false claims made by PBS:

With days to go until Montanans vote, the activist group ProPublica has decided to release a misleading, sensationalist story built around personal property stolen from a car and delivered by a meth user to ATP's political opponents.  The story falsely links ATP to individual activities the organization has no connection to.

ATP always has, and always will, obey every applicable law.  As has been the case with every legal issue we have brought forward, this will be decided in ATP's favor for one simple reason - the law is always on our side.  In fact, ATP just won another court case this morning against the Commission on Political Practices for that exact reason.

ATP does not, and never will, tell voters which candidate to vote for.  ATP speaks on the issues, informing voters where candidates stand and of their public records.

Additionally, no candidate has any say or control over what ATP publishes.  I have never met or spoken to virtually all the candidates on the ballot.  Other than sending them a candidate questionnaire I have never communicated most of them.  The story itself admits there is no proof of coordination, and there is no coordination.

Additionally, I seriously doubt stolen property acquired by a meth user and spread around by political activists are true, accurate, unaltered and complete documents.  Earlier this year another liberal group stole documents from another free market environmental organization, the Heartland Institute, and proceeded to engage i forgery and fraud for the purposes of smearing conservatives for political gain (http://spectator.org/blog/2012/02/17/theft-and-apparent-forgery-of).

In the past Frontline has broken into computer databases for a story on tuna fishing and relied on the word of a convicted felon fired from an Atlanta dentistry clinic to smear private dentistry, without informing viewers.  ATP, on the other hand, has always obeyed every letter of every applicable law and eventually won every court case it has ever brought.

I would suggest the media tread carefully before publishing politically-timed stories built on stolen and possibly forged documents that are unrelated to ATP and distributed by a meth user, politicians and a program with a history of unethical and illegal practices.

Bullock steered $262K in state money to brother, himself; evidence now in hands of FBI investigators



> State, public documents show Bullock’s office gave $262K contract to company owned by his brother — and which pays him rent
> ‘Give it back, Steve’ says Ferguson of Bullock’s corrupt funds, ‘The office of governor could become Steve Bullock’s personal piggy bank’
> Documents now in the hands of FBI’s Public Corruption Unit
> Story and documentation will appear in the Montana Statesman, mailed to 120,000 homes


BOZEMAN — American Tradition Partnership turned over to the FBI’s Public Corruption Unit Sunday several state and public documents detailing how in 2010 Attorney General Steve Bullock’s Justice Department steered a $262,017.38 state contract to an “environmental services” business owned by Bullock’s brother, and which pays rent to a building owned by Steve Bullock himself.

“It appears Attorney General Bullock is handing state contracts to his brother’s company which he personally profits from,” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson. “At best using your state position to funnel cash to your brother and yourself is a serious breach of ethics and the public trust.  At worst Attorney General Bullock may very well have committed a crime.  These are the kinds of dealings the FBI’s Public Corruption Unit investigates, and prosecutes.”

Additionally, Montana Code 2-2-105(4) states “a public officer or public employee may not acquire an interest in any business or undertaking that the officer or employee has reason to believe may be directly and substantially affected to its economic benefit by official action to be taken by the officer’s or employee’s agency. ”

“We encourage a robust and thorough investigation of Mr. Bullock, and we call on Mr. Bullock to cooperate with the FBI,” said Ferguson.  “Mr. Bullock could very well spend 2013 and beyond under FBI investigation, or worse.”

ATP will report the story, and release the documents, in this week’s edition of the Montana Statesman newspaper, which is mailed to 120,000 homes in Montana.  The documents will be available online Monday at montanastatesman.com/bullockdisclosure.

“Give it back, Steve,” said Ferguson of any rent paid to him by Pioneer Tech.  “Unless he and his brother divest themselves of the Hermann Building and Pioneer Tech, as governor Steve Bullock would be free to steer contracts from anywhere in the state government to his brother and himself,” said Ferguson.

“The office of governor could become Steve Bullock’s personal piggy bank.”

“For years ATP’s candidate surveys have asked candidates if he or she or a close relative stands to personally profit off any government ‘green’ program,” said Ferguson.  “No wonder Bullock refused to answer that question.  He would have to reveal his corrupt contract scheme.”

“These kinds of corrupt deals have become Steve Bullock’s calling card,” said Ferguson of Bullock, who was admonished in 2009 by the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for using his office to engage in the “petty bureaucratic harassment” of a Helena church and whose campaign was last week found guilty by the Commission on Political Practices of passing 11 illegal checks totaling over $15,000.

State documents show in April of 2010 the Justice Department, run by Bullock, awarded a Natural Resource Damage Program contract to an environmental services company, “Pioneer Technical Services” of Butte.  The total value of the contract, according to the documents, was $262,017.38 for eight months of work.

Also known as Pioneer Tech, it is owned by Bill Bullock, Steve Bullock’s brother.  Steve Bullock can be seen on video during a Sept. 2010 state conference praising his brother for creating Pioneer Tech.
“In 1992, in the basement of a house here in Butte, my older brother started a business, Pioneer Tech,” said Bullock.    The tape of Bullock admitting Pioneer’s ownership may be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbi16AtVWC4#t=08m15s.

Not only did Bullock direct state funds to his brother, Pioneer appears to rent office space from Steve Bullock himself.

On its website, www.pioneer-technical.com/offices/offices.htm, Pioneer Tech lists its Helena office as “(Hermann Building) 201 E. Broadway.”

Both Bullock’s 2008 and 2012 state financial disclosure forms list him as an owner of the “Hermann Building” at “201 E. Broadway.”

That means Attorney General Bullock is handing state contracts to a company that pays him rent, personally profiting from a state contractor – who is also his brother.

The scandal may be much larger.  That state contract is just one of several paid out to Pioneer Tech, including what appear to be several more from Bullock’s Justice Department.

The information was sent to the FBI via email Sunday, and will be Express Mailed Monday morning.

Michael Mann falsely claims to be Nobel Prize winner



"Michael Mann was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the director of the Nobel Institute says, despite Mann’s public claims that he was," Environment & Climate News reports today.

"In court papers filed in connection with a defamation suit, Mann claims he was “awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.” Global warming alarmists who assist the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its various reports frequently describe themselves as Nobel Prize winners."

But Mann didn't stop there.

According to the Nobel Institute Mann took a copy of the Nobel Prize diploma awarded to the IPCC and altered it to show his name.

In an email to Examiner writer Thomas Richard, Geir Lundestad, director of the Institute reports:

“1) Michael Mann has never been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

2) He did not receive any personal certificate. He has taken the diploma awarded in 2007 to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (and to Al Gore) and made his own text underneath this authentic-looking diploma.

3) The text underneath the diploma is entirely his own. We issued only the diploma to the IPCC as such. No individuals on the IPCC side received anything in 2007.”

Rather than admit he falsified his credentials Mann resorted once again to personal attacks.  "Do they want my birth certif too?" Mann tweeted.

Bullock faces more than $46,000 fine for illegal campaign checks



Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock faces a fine between $15,472.15 and $46,416.45 after the state's Commission on Political Practices ruled he passed 11 illegal campaign checks totaling $15,472.15 in the Nov. 6 race for governor.

Under Montana law the fine for a campaign finance violation is one to three times the amount involved.

Bullock, the state's top law enforcement officer, faces around a dozen other charges of illegal campaign fundraising that are still to be ruled on by the Commission.

Additionally, Bullock must appear before a federal judge Monday to face contempt charges after he falsely claimed a $500,000 contribution from the Montana Republican Party to his opponent, Rick Hill, was illegal and sought enforcement actions.  The contribution was legal at the time it was made.  Retroactively enforcing laws that did not exist at the time violates the federal court order in the case, as well as the U.S. Constitution.

Bullock will also likely face a federal investigation in a corruption case to be filed next week.

The State decision against Bullock

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock, who faces a federal contempt charge Monday for falsely accusing his opponent in the Montana governor's race of illegal contributions, has been found GUILTY on 11 counts of passing illegal checks by the state's Commission on Political Practices.

Here is the Commission's finding.

ATP not surprised Bullock found guilty of breaking campaign finance laws



BOZEMAN -- American Tradition Partnership is not surprised Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock was found guilty Thursday of breaking state campaign finance laws regarding 11 illegal campaign checks totaling $15,472.15.

"Steve Bullock has repeatedly thrown false accusations at American Tradition Partnership and anyone else who questions his agenda," said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.  "Once again we find out the only person breaking the law is Steve Bullock himself."

"This is just the tip of the iceberg.  Montana citizens have filed over a dozen other documented cases of Bullock pocketing illegal PAC and corporate contributions," said Ferguson.  "And there will be new documented revelations of wrongdoing and corruption against Bullock coming out as we verify the information."

The decision was issued by Deputy Commissioner of Political Practices Jay Dufrechou, a former donor to Bullock.

American Tradition Partnership, through its Montana Statesman newspaper, is offering cash rewards for tips leading to the arrest.  Citizens can forward information to editor@montanastatesman.com or 219-7287.

Since its founding in Montana, by Montanans, in 2007, ATP has held public officials accountable for corruption and cozy ties to job-killing environmentalists.  The group has never been found guilty of wrongdoing, which is more than can be said for Steve Bullock.

FRAUD: "Fixed-income senior" in Kaine ad actually an active millionaire slip-and-fall lawyer

Paul Bedard uncovers the latest Democrat attempt to defraud voters:

In the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad blanketing Virginia, Edwin Williams is portrayed as a home-bound retiree on fixed income. "I count on Social Security and and I don't want Washington politicians like George Allen privatizing it"...

But it turns out Edwin doesn't actually count on Social Security

Williams helped start the boutique law firm, Kellogg, Williams and Lyons in 1972. He has led the firm's Vienna branch for years. Calls to the firm's Washington office were referred to Williams in Vienna. His partner, Philip Kellogg, also did not return a call or email.

Williams, a partner in one of D.C.'s most notable law firms, has run their Vienna office since 1977. 

In fact, Williams was Jack Kent Cooke's divorce lawyer.

The home address shown in the ad isn't exactly something someone who "counts on Social Security" would be living in, Bedard notes.

His home is assessed at over $987,000.  

Rather than the poor, impoverished, doddering old man Democrats claim in the ad, Williams specializes in personal injury cases and brags he has "recovered millions of dollars for civil plaintiffs."

Virginia Democrats flat-out lied to voters. 

Breaking down Romney, Obama in Ohio

The New York Times' Nate Silver reports that Ohio's 18 electoral votes have a 50-50 chance of deciding the presidential election.

So what's the situation there?

For one, Obama is favored.  RCP's poll average of Ohio has the state 47.6% Obama, 45.7% Romney.  Assuming 2% of the electorate vote for someone else, that leaves 4.7% undecided. Seems like a strong lead for Obama.

Obama would have to take 21% of the undecided vote to get to 49%, which may be enough to win.  He would have to win 36% of undecided voters get to 50% overall.

Romney would have to take 49% of the undecided vote to get to 49%, which may be enough to win.  He would have to win 64% of the undecided vote to get to 50% overall.

So Ohio, which should be an Obama win, comes down to which scenario is more likely among undecided voters Does Obama take 21%-36% of their vote, or does Romney take 49%-64% of their vote?

That may sound to most like a lock for Obama, and he's still the favorite to win Ohio, but keep in mind these people still aren't sold on Obama after four years as president, and Romney has strong polling leads with independent voters.  Romney has a strong outside shot of taking Ohio.

Soros is lying about ATP



Dear patriot,

Did you notice something missing from the three presidential debates?

For the first time since 1984, the candidates did not speak about so-called "climate change."


And that's because of you.  The pressure you have applied to candidates has made it clear that environmentalism is a losing issue.

You changed the tone of the presidential debate.


But the environmentalists are wealthy and own the mainstream media.

American Tradition Partnership is under assault.

Several left-wing groups funded by George Soros are teaming up with PBS to slander, defame and lie about ATP in an effort to destroy us.

Well, it won't work.

You changed the presidential debates.

And you can punch this right back into George Soros' face.


ATP must fight back.

Can you go here to chip in $10 or more to help us buy the ads we need to fight back and tell the truth?


You've already proven how powerful you are.  Your phone calls, emails and faxes to Congress as a part of ATP killed Gang Green legislation in Congress and made the presidential candidates terrified of speaking about "climate change."

Now help me pound George Soros into the dirt for his shameless lies about ATP.

Go here to chip in $10 or more now.

Sincerely,

Donald Ferguson

P.S.  You are powerful.  Because of all the phone calls, emails and faxes to Congress you made as a part of ATP, the presidential candidates are so terrified of looking "green" that so-called "climate change" was not discussed in any presidential debate for the first time in almost 30 years.

But now George Soros is angry.  He is funding several groups that are putting out "news stories" that brazenly lie about ATP and falsely slime and defame us.

Help me smash it back in his face.  Please go here to chip in $10 or more to help us buy the ads we need to fight back and tell the truth.

Faber: U.S. must cut spending by 50% or economy will collapse

Western governments must immediately cut spending in half or face catastrophic economic collapse, economic analyst Marc Faber tells CBNC.

The United States and other Western nations are piling up debt at a deadly pace and barring an immediate halt they face violent turbulence in five to ten years, Faber says.

“Eventually, you have either huge changes occurring in a peaceful fashion through reforms, or, usually, through revolutions,” said Faber.

“I think the timeframe would be within five to ten years you have a colossal mess … everywhere in the Western world,” said Faber. “I think the deficit here (in the U.S.) — irrespective of who is in the White House — will stay above a trillion dollars per annum for at least as far as the eye can see.” 

“My medicine for the U.S. is: Reduce government by minimum 50 percent,” said Faber. “The impact would be immediately an improvement in the economy.”

Wisconsin gunman was #WIUnion recall supporter

With an election just two weeks away, Democrats are making desperate attempts to pin the shooting of seven women in a Brookfield, Wisc. spa on Republicans, claiming the GOP hate women or support mass shootings.

One problem.

The gunman, Radcliffe Haughton of Brown Deer, was part of the Democrat and union effort to recall Republican governor Scott Walker.  His name, signature and home address, all of which match that of the gunman, can been seen at the bottom of this page of the recall petition.

HT @Kerpen


BREAKING: Haughton was apparently interested enough in the Wisconsin Democrat Party to also sign the recall petition for Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.


Steve Bullock under state investigation for multiple counts of illegal corporate fundraising



From the Montana Statesman:

Steve Bullock (Attorney General), and the Montana Department of Justice don’t want you to know what they are lobbying for – and have apparently been running a disinformation campaign about what they support and don’t support.

This has been revealed in a formal complaint submitted to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices.

The official complaint can be read here: Reid v Dep’t of Justice and Bullock
 
The Commissioner’s website states -  “Issue: On September 5, 2012 Catherine Reid filed a complaint against The Department of Justice and Attorney General Steve Bullock alleging violations of Lobbying Laws…
Status: Investigation Pending“
But there are many more campaign finance complaints against Attorney General Steve Bullock – just click on any of the state investigations below:
 
Issue: On September 24, 2012 Richard Little filed a complaint against Steve Bullock alleging violations of campaign finance and practices laws.
Status: Investigation Pending
Issue: On September 24, 2012 Don Hart filed a complaint against Steve Bullock alleging violations of campaign finance and practices laws.
Status: Investigation Pending
Issue: On September 10, 2012 Klaas Tuininga filed a complaint against Steve Bullock alleging violations of campaign finance and practices laws.
Status: Investigation Pending
Issue: On September 7, 2012 Glen Swope filed a complaint against Steve Bullock alleging violations of campaign finance and practices laws.
Status: Investigation Pending
Issue: On September 7, 2012 Philip Olson filed a complaint against Steve Bullock alleging violations of campaign finance and practices laws.
Status: Investigation Pending

Biden: Who here knows someone serving in Iran?

Vice President Joe Biden, at a Democrat Party event, asks the crowd if they know someone who served in Iraq "or Iran."

Harry Reid raised his hand.

COPP documents: Bullock took illegal PAC, corporate checks at least 18 times



American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Friday afternoon:

I'm surprised to read Attorney General Steve Bullock claim he will not accept contributions above the unconstitutional $630 limit.  Back when the contribution law was in force he violated it and other campaign finance laws at least 18 times.

Why did Bullock wait until the law was overturned to suddenly decide he'll stop breaking it?

American Tradition Partnership follows every applicable law to the letter.  Every case we have ever brought has eventually been settled in our favor.  The law and the Constitution are always on our side.

But when it comes to breaking Montana's campaign finance laws, Steve Bullock is a virtual Al Capone. Make no mistake.  Steve Bullock is one of the most corrupt public officials in the United States.

According to sworn, documented complaints filed with the Commissioner of Political Practices (http://politicalpractices.mt.gov/2recentdecisions/docket.mcpx):

* Bullock pocketed contributions from the Pfizer drug company corporate PAC on Apr. 27, 2009, June 10, 2011 and June 4, 2012 that totaled far above the legal limit, by nearly 50 percent. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock pocketed corporate PAC cash from British-based GlaxoSmithKline on Dec. 15, 2009, Aug. 1, 2011 and June 4, 2012 that totaled twice the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock pocketed primary election contributions from the Endo drug company corporate PAC on May 16, 2012 at twice the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)
(It should be noted Bullock was supposed to be negotiating with these drug companies on price-fixing allegations while taking that cash.)

* Bullock received a $300.00 check from the GFEA union PAC, on Mar. 16, 2011.  GFEA is not a legal PAC, therefore Bullock accepted an illegal contribution. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took illegal contributions from the BFFL 521 union PAC, on May 16, 2012 that were more than double the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock also took $1,260.00 in funds from the MEA MFT COPE union PAC on February 1, 2012, that is also twice the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock did the same thing, which is again illegal, when he pocketed the same amounts from the HEA union PAC on June 4, 2012. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took funds at the legal limit from the Montana Public Employees Association PAC, on April 9, 2012, but then accepted an additional $500 – which is illegal – just weeks later on May 31. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took $600 from the "Rent-A-Center, Inc. Good Government Committee" PAC, the corporate PAC of Rent-A-Center, on June 30, 2011.  Bullock then received an additional $660 on Apr. 13, 2012, which is above the legal limit both cumulatively and as an individual gift.  Bullock also reported it as coming from the "RAC Good Government Committee" to make it appear to be a different donor. (Olson v. Swope)

* Bullock pocketed $630 from Glacier PAC on Mar. 11, 2012 that was legally designated for the general election, but Bullock reported it for the primary (Tuininga v. Bullock)  That allows him to later solicit an illegal contribution.

* Bullock took two contributions from the Swiss-based Holcim corporation PAC totaling $620.  Holcim wrote two checks, $310 for the primary and $310 for the general but Bullock reported them both for the primary (Tuininga v. Bullock).  That allows him to later solicit an illegal contribution.

* Bullock pocketed contributions from The Home Depot corporate PAC totaling $1,260 on Dec. 14, 2011 for the primary election. (Tuininga v. Bullock)  That is twice the legal limit.

* Bullock also did the same thing with Lowe's corporate PAC on June 5, 2012 (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took $310 from Publishers Clearing House, which is a corporation and not a PAC. (Swope v. Bullock) Corporate donations are expressly illegal.

* Bullock took three checks from "Citizens for Responsible Government - Employees of MSE," one for $300 on May 12, 2011, one for $300 on Dec. 7, 2011 and one for $660 just a week later on Dec. 14, 2011.  (Swope v. Bullock) The legal limit for a PAC is $630, putting Bullock over the legal limit by $600.

* Bullock took $600 from McDaniel Leadership PAC, which is not registered with the OPP.  It also appears to be a corporation out of Arkansas (Swope v. Bullock)

* Bullock reported spending just $15 dollars for a room at the Big Sky Resort on Jan. 15, 2012.  (Swope v. Bullock) Rooms cost well over $100 a night, therefore Montana law requires the difference should have been reported as a contribution to Bullock, which he failed to do.  Additionally, corporate contributions are also illegal.

American Tradition Partnership follows every applicable law to the letter.

Steve Bullock habitually breaks the law, then tries to cover it up with phony allegations against others that are always thrown out of court.

Instead of false accusations and phony charges against law-abiding citizens Bullock should stop breaking the laws he's supposed to enforce.

ATP responds to stay, free speech temporarily on hold in Montana



HELENA, MT -- American Tradition Partnership responded today to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to stay the ruling of U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell, who ruled in favor of the group and other plaintiffs in tossing out Montana’s political contribution limits last week as unconstitutionally low.

The Ninth Circuit’s decision means Montana’s limits, the lowest in the nation for state legislative candidates at $160, will be in effect at least until Judge Lovell releases his full opinion and the court can review his reasoning.

“This decision by the Ninth Circuit hands power back to Montana’s political insiders and powerful interests by denying candidates the ability to raise enough funds to challenge the status quo,” said ATP Montana Director Doug Lair. “While this is a setback for the First Amendment rights of all Montanans, we expect to prevail in the end as we have in our other challenges to the burden imposed by the state’s campaign finance regime.”

Judge Lovell in his order referred to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Randall v. Sorrell, which struck down Vermont’s campaign contribution limits as being too low to allow candidates to raise the funds necessary to run competitive campaigns. Low contribution limits have been cited by many experts as leading to high incumbent re-election rates – in the nearly 40 years since Congress first adopted contribution limits, the success rate for challengers to Congressional incumbents has been cut in half.

Montana’s individual contribution limit to candidates of $630 to the gubernatorial ticket, $310 to candidates for statewide office and $160 for candidates to other office

Limits on contributions to candidates by political party committees of $22,600 to the gubernatorial ticket, $8,150 to candidates for statewide office, $3,260 to candidates for Public Service Commission, $1,300 to candidates for State Senate and $800 to candidates for other offices.

Limits on contributions to candidates by political action committees of $630 to the gubernatorial ticket, $310 to candidates for statewide office and $160 for candidates to other office.

The case was Lair v. Murray, CV 12-12-H-CCL.  Judge Lovell’s order is attached as a PDF.

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Al Gore pocketing millions of taxpayer dollars



When Al Gore left the White House in 2001, he was worth less than $2 million.  Today he is worth over $100 million.

How?

Fourteen so-called "green" companies with ties to Al Gore have pocketed a combined $2.5 billion in taxpayer funds thanks to "green energy" programs pushed by Barack Obama, The Washington Post reports.
Gore’s investments coincided with the government’s largest investment in clean tech. A full 10 percent, estimated at $80 billion to $90 billion, of the 2009 stimulus package was devoted to clean energy.
Like thousands of other companies, those Gore invested in entered the competition for a piece of the pie. (An administration official said more than 80 percent of applicants the first year were turned away.) Several companies in Gore’s portfolio emerged as winners. Of the 11 companies he mentioned in his 2008 slide show, nine received or directly benefited from stimulus or clean energy funding.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a leading critic of clean tech funding, said Gore’s portfolio “is reflective of a disturbing pattern that those closest to the president have been rewarded with billions of taxpayer dollars . . . and benefited from the administration’s green bonanza in the rush to spend stimulus cash.”

Steve Bullock vows to cut off Montana coal jobs



"Gubernatorial hopefuls Steve Bullock and Rick Hill clashed Thursday night over who would do a better job developing Montana’s natural resources and bolstering education, sharpening their tone in their second debate of the campaign season," Helena Independent Record reporter Mike Dennison reports.

"'I am a strong advocate for natural-resource development in Montana, and the reason I am is that we are second-to-last in this country in terms of what we earn in salaries and wages,' Hill told an overflow crowd at the Montana Tech auditorium in Butte. 'There is no reason, with all the wealth we have in this state, that we’re next-to-last in take-home pay.'"

The University of Montana’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research reports Montana's $1.4 trillion Otter Creek coal tracts would provide 4,300 jobs and $92 million a year in tax revenue for schools and other services.  Bullock pandered to the wealthy Sierra Club by voting against developing them.

"Hill used his question to attack Bullock’s record on coal development, asking why Bullock failed to join 24 state attorneys general from coal-producing states this year when they challenged new Environmental Protection Agency rules Hill said would harm coal-fired power plants."

Dems hoot, cheer as debate turns into near-brawl

A congressional debate between two Democrats turned into a Jerry Springer episode.

The debate between two California congressman drawn into the same district, Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, turned downright embarrassing as the crowd began clapping, hooting, whistling and cheering as the debate turned into a near-brawl.

Sherman shoved Berman, then grabbed him and asked if he wanted to fight.  A uniformed police officer raced over and separated the two.

The Democrat crowd's response?  Wild cheering and applause.

Who are these animals?


Obama supporter calls for the rape of Ryan's 13-year-old daughter

Tim Bitici loves the idea of raping young girls.
From Twitter:

I hope Ryan's daughter gets f---ked and pregnant at 13. 

(Edited for profanity in the original.)

That would be Tim Bitici, contributing fashion editor, stylist and art director for "A" magazine published by Rizzoli International Publications, as well as an editor at Conde Nast's Fairchild magazine.

According to his bio "he also also worked on numerous international advertising campaigns from Pepe Jeans, Lane Bryant, Avon, Maybeline, Kenneth Cole, Burton, Target and many Bridal Campaigns."

The Wash. Post calls Biden a liar on birth control

"Vice President Biden said the Affordable Care Act would not require religious groups to finance coverage of birth control," The Washington Post reports. "Biden was referring to the so-called contraceptive mandate, which requires insurers to provide coverage for birth control without charging additional co-payments."

"...there are still unsettled issues in this matter, so Biden went a bit far saying it is a fact that they will not pay for contraceptives.

"Some church organizations still object to the mandate despite the exemption for religion-affiliated groups, arguing that they could end up paying for birth control indirectly if the mandate causes their health insurance costs to rise."

Obama's so-called exemption covers only direct fees for birth control, which must be covered.  Insurers will raise overall rates to cover the costs, which means religious groups are still forced against their will to fund birth control.

"Furthermore, the Obama administration said in March that it will come up with an accommodation for religiously affiliated employers that self-insure, but it has not yet decided how to handle that seven months later."

Video: Even NBC calls Biden a liar

NBC blows up Biden's opening lie, about Libya


$2.5 billion in taxpayer funds propel Al Gore into 'the 1% '



When Al Gore left the White House in 2001, he was worth less than $2 million.  Today he is worth over $100 million.

How?

Fourteen so-called "green" companies with ties to Al Gore have pocketed a combined $2.5 billion in taxpayer funds thanks to "green energy" programs pushed by Barack Obama, The Washington Post reports.
Gore’s investments coincided with the government’s largest investment in clean tech. A full 10 percent, estimated at $80 billion to $90 billion, of the 2009 stimulus package was devoted to clean energy.
Like thousands of other companies, those Gore invested in entered the competition for a piece of the pie. (An administration official said more than 80 percent of applicants the first year were turned away.) Several companies in Gore’s portfolio emerged as winners. Of the 11 companies he mentioned in his 2008 slide show, nine received or directly benefited from stimulus or clean energy funding.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a leading critic of clean tech funding, said Gore’s portfolio “is reflective of a disturbing pattern that those closest to the president have been rewarded with billions of taxpayer dollars . . . and benefited from the administration’s green bonanza in the rush to spend stimulus cash.”

New ad exposes Arizona Dem Senate candidate Richard Carmona's personal violence towards women



The ad features Dr. Cristina V. Beato, Acting Assistant Secretary of Health in the Department of Health and Human Services from 2003 to 2005, speaking directly to the camera.  Dr. Beato talks about two different occasions in which Carmona stalked her over workplace issues.

Obama personally asked Carmona to run for Senate, even after sworn testimony revealing his ethics issues and violent attitude toward women.

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Bullock loses again, forced to admit ANOTHER anti-speech law unconstitutional


Once again Montana citizens have been forced to go to federal court to stop attempts by politicians to outlaw dissent.

And once again the Helena establishment's efforts to outlaw dissent has been struck down as unconstitutional.

"U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull approved a settlement Tuesday in the case of a Billings minister who sued the state after being arrested on trespassing charges while gathering signatures for a ballot measure seeking to amend the state's constitution to define unborn children as persons," the Associated Press reports.

"We are very pleased that yet another absurd, anti-free speech Montana election law has been struck down," said Bozeman attorney Matthew Monforton, who represented Zastrow. "This means that Cal and other pastors have the same right to engage in the political process that everyone else has."

Attorney General Steve Bullock and Political Practices Commissioner James Murry were named as defendants, adding to the long list of suits filed against them citizens prosecuted for expressing conservative views.

After repeated courtroom losses to American Tradition Partnership and an admonishment from a federal court he was engaging in the "petty bureaucratic harassment" of innocent citizens for having political views different from his liberal one, Bullock did not even try to defend the latest attempt to prosecute citizens for speech.

The AP reports:
County officials did not allege that Zastrow violated the 1913 law on coercion or undue influence that limits the speech of ministers, clergy and churches regarding candidates and ballot issues. But Zastrow's lawsuit sought to prevent the state from threatening to enforce it.
Assistant Attorney General Michael Black, who handled the case for the state, said he did not believe the statute had ever been enforced.
"Based on our review we chose to allow the court to enter the judgment that it was unconstitutional," Black said.
Cebull granted a permanent injunction that prevents the state and county from enforcing the statute and prohibits its text from being included on "warning posters" which are displayed at polling places throughout the state, the newspaper reported.

Bullock suddenly claims he’ll follow laws he broke at least 18 times?


American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Friday afternoon:

I'm surprised to read Attorney General Steve Bullock claim he will not accept contributions above the unconstitutional $630 limit.  Back when the contribution law was in force he violated it and other campaign finance laws at least 18 times. 

Why did Bullock wait until the law was overturned to suddenly decide he'll stop breaking it?

American Tradition Partnership follows every applicable law to the letter.  Every case we have ever brought has eventually been settled in our favor.  The law and the Constitution are always on our side.

But when it comes to breaking Montana's campaign finance laws, Steve Bullock is a virtual Al Capone. Make no mistake.  Steve Bullock is one of the most corrupt public officials in the United States.

According to sworn, documented complaints filed with the Commissioner of Political Practices:

* Bullock pocketed contributions from the Pfizer drug company corporate PAC on Apr. 27, 2009, June 10, 2011 and June 4, 2012 that totaled far above the legal limit, by nearly 50 percent. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock pocketed corporate PAC cash from British-based GlaxoSmithKline on Dec. 15, 2009, Aug. 1, 2011 and June 4, 2012 that totaled twice the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock pocketed primary election contributions from the Endo drug company corporate PAC on May 16, 2012 at twice the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

(It should be noted Bullock was supposed to be negotiating with these drug companies on price-fixing allegations while taking that cash.)

* Bullock received a $300.00 check from the GFEA union PAC, on Mar. 16, 2011.  GFEA is not a legal PAC, therefore Bullock accepted an illegal contribution. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took illegal contributions from the BFFL 521 union PAC, on May 16, 2012 that were more than double the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock also took $1,260.00 in funds from the MEA MFT COPE union PAC on February 1, 2012, that is also twice the legal limit. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock did the same thing, which is again illegal, when he pocketed the same amounts from the HEA union PAC on June 4, 2012. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took funds at the legal limit from the Montana Public Employees Association PAC, on April 9, 2012, but then accepted an additional $500 – which is illegal – just weeks later on May 31. (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took $600 from the "Rent-A-Center, Inc. Good Government Committee" PAC, the corporate PAC of Rent-A-Center, on June 30, 2011.  Bullock then received an additional $660 on Apr. 13, 2012, which is above the legal limit both cumulatively and as an individual gift.  Bullock also reported it as coming from the "RAC Good Government Committee" to make it appear to be a different donor. (Olson v. Swope)

* Bullock pocketed $630 from Glacier PAC on Mar. 11, 2012 that was legally designated for the general election, but Bullock reported it for the primary (Tuininga v. Bullock)  That allows him to later solicit an illegal contribution.

* Bullock took two contributions from the Swiss-based Holcim corporation PAC totaling $620.  Holcim wrote two checks, $310 for the primary and $310 for the general but Bullock reported them both for the primary (Tuininga v. Bullock).  That allows him to later solicit an illegal contribution.

* Bullock pocketed contributions from The Home Depot corporate PAC totaling $1,260 on Dec. 14, 2011 for the primary election. (Tuininga v. Bullock)  That is twice the legal limit.

* Bullock also did the same thing with Lowe's corporate PAC on June 5, 2012 (Tuininga v. Bullock)

* Bullock took $310 from Publishers Clearing House, which is a corporation and not a PAC. (Swope v. Bullock) Corporate donations are expressly illegal.

* Bullock took three checks from "Citizens for Responsible Government - Employees of MSE," one for $300 on May 12, 2011, one for $300 on Dec. 7, 2011 and one for $660 just a week later on Dec. 14, 2011.  (Swope v. Bullock) The legal limit for a PAC is $630, putting Bullock over the legal limit by $600.

* Bullock took $600 from McDaniel Leadership PAC, which is not registered with the OPP.  It also appears to be a corporation out of Arkansas (Swope v. Bullock)

* Bullock reported spending just $15 dollars for a room at the Big Sky Resort on Jan. 15, 2012.  (Swope v. Bullock) Rooms cost well over $100 a night, therefore Montana law requires the difference should have been reported as a contribution to Bullock, which he failed to do.  Additionally, corporate contributions are also illegal.

American Tradition Partnership follows every applicable law to the letter. 

Steve Bullock habitually breaks the law, then tries to cover it up with phony allegations against others that are always thrown out of court.

Instead of false accusations and phony charges against law-abiding citizens Bullock should stop breaking the laws he's supposed to enforce.

Harry Reid makes up fake Boston Globe quote, insists it's a 'typo' that's 'true'

In a story on immigration policy, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "said he would honor deportation exemptions" issued by Obama. 

So why did Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid send out a press release at taxpayer expense claiming the Globe instead reported Romney "said he would not honor deportation exemptions?"

That's not just a lie and a deliberate doctoring a newspaper's reporting, it's the complete opposite of what the paper actually reported. 

Caught doctoring a newspaper's reporting and using taxpayer funds to send out fraudulent releases, Reid's office amazingly called the completely fabricated statement a "typo."

Yes, completely faking a newspaper quote to lie about their reporting is a "typo."

But the psychosis doesn't stop there.

They then them claimed the completely made-up statement was still "true," despite having already admitted it was wrong.

Reid's office eventually went back and removed the quotations marks and changed the sentence, but it still claims "Romney staff told the Boston Globe he would not honor deportation exemptions."

That is still a completely made-up and fictional statement that is the complete opposite of what the Globe reported, but it gets him out of legal trouble with the Globe.

Rand Paul: Breaking news in the fight to overturn Roe v. Wade

I love the good folks at the National Pro-Life Alliance, and so does Rand Paul.

You will too.

Dear Concerned American,

I've prepared a brief but urgent video regarding breaking news in the fight to overturn Roe v. Wade in our nation.

Please take a moment to listen to my urgent message by clicking here.

After you listen, please sign the petition to finally end abortion on demand.

Sincerely,

Rand Paul,
U.S. Senator (R-KY)

Obama economy continues to crumble as factory orders drop, jobless claims rise


"Orders placed with U.S. factories fell in August by the most in more than three years," Bloomberg News reports.  And "(t)he number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance payments rose last week..."

The facts speak for themselves, as Americans find their economic fortunes getting worse under Obama.

"The 5.2 percent decrease in bookings was the biggest since January 2009 and followed a revised 2.6 percent increase in July, the Commerce Department said today in Washington...Demand for durable goods dropped 13.2 percent..."

"The drop in factory orders was paced by a 101.8 percent plunge in demand for commercial aircraft, the same as reported last week, and a 3.4 percent drop in computers and electrical equipment, today’s Commerce Department report showed."

That's not all, as the economy continues to crumble under Obama.

"Applications for jobless benefits increased 4,000 to 367,000 in the week ended Sept. 29..."
Employers face a tidal wave of tax hikes on January 1, and an even bigger crush of regulations and tax hikes should Obama be re-elected.




ATP offers debate reaction on Obama's failed $90 billion Green Giveaways



American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Wednesday night after the first Presidential Debate:

Tonight's Americans learned more about Obama's disastrous $90 billion tax giveaway to failing wind and solar experiment -- a taxpayer-backed giveaway to corporate lobbyists that has destroyed tens of thousands of jobs.

Whether it's bailing out his campaign financiers in California with a half-billion Solyndra program or his failed loans to Fisker, Beacon Power, Ener1 or other doomed experiment, so-called "green" energy is nothing more than a scheme to funnel taxpayer money into the pockets of rich people with good lobbyists.

Meanwhile Obama is cutting off access to job-providing oil and gas on federal lands and offshore, blocking the Keystone pipeline and sending his EPA goons after safe, clean fracking.

We even have to export our coal to power China's growing economy because Obama's EPA is blocking its use here and shutting down power plants.

Americans deserve good jobs and affordable, reliable energy.  Taxpayer-subsidized wind and solar experiments fail that test, and whomever wins should cut off all taxpayer funding to wind and solar welfare programs.

ATP legal victory means no limits on Montana political contributions!

HELENA, MT -- American Tradition Partnership won another victory for free speech Wednesday when U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell ruled in favor of the group and other plaintiffs, tossing out Montana’s political contribution limits as unconstitutionally low.

There are now no limits on contributions to state political candidates by individuals, party committees and PACs.

“The old contributions limits were so low candidates had no choice but to grovel before special interests to get elected,” said ATP Montana Director Doug Lair. “When you a candidate can only raise $160 at a time, it guarantees newspapers and union bosses will control elections. Now individual citizens can speak freely without limits or fear of prosecution.”

“The First Amendment is clear. The political establishment can’t tell citizens to shut up because they’ve reached their speech limit,” said Lair. “Low contribution limits make it virtually impossible for a citizen candidate to defeat an entrenched incumbent, which is why politicians love contribution limits. When Congress established contribution limits to federal candidates in 1974, the rate of incumbents losing re-election was cut in half.”

“Judge Lovell stood up for the people of Montana and allowed them to speak without limits slapped on them by corrupt politicians.”

The suit by ATP overturned:

Montana’s individual contribution limit to candidates of $630 to the gubernatorial ticket, $310 to candidates for statewide office and $160 for candidates to other office

Limits on contributions to candidates by political party committees of $22,600 to the gubernatorial ticket, $8,150 to candidates for statewide office, $3,260 to candidates for Public Service Commission, $1,300 to candidates for State Senate and $800 to candidates for other offices.

Limits on contributions to candidates by political action committees of $630 to the gubernatorial ticket, $310 to candidates for statewide office and $160 for candidates to other office.

The case was Lair v. Murray, CV 12-12-H-CCL.

White House representative: The Jews did 9/11

"President Obama’s representatives to an ongoing international human rights meeting in Poland include on man who suspects Israel of playing a role in the September 11 terrorist attacks," The Washington Examiner's Joel Gehrke reports.

"Salam Al-Marayati, head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, called for the United States to investigate Israel for a possible hand in bringing down the World Trade Center towers," reports Gerhke.

”If we’re going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies,” The New York Times quotes Marayati as saying in October 2001.

Obama's hand-picked human rights representative also praised the 1983 Beirut bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks that killed 241 Marines, saying it was "the kind of attack that Americans might have lauded had it been directed against Washington’s enemies."

Read the report here.

Inhofe calls for Senate probe of EPA's illegal human experiments

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) issued this press release today calling for an investigation of illegal EPA human experiments uncovered by American Tradition Institute.

In the wake of the Obama – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being sued in federal court for allegedly conducting illegal human experiments – exposing people to concentrated high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and diesel exhaust – Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, wrote a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, to request that the committee hold hearings to get to the bottom of what exactly happened at EPA.

“It is extremely disturbing that EPA may have conducted illegal human experiments, exposing people with conditions such as asthma and metabolic syndrome to concentrated high levels of substances like fine particulate matter and diesel exhaust,” Senator Inhofe said. “EPA has repeatedly said that these substances can cause cancer and lead to death so if these allegations of human experiments are true, it just validates the problem that the Obama-EPA’s mission is not about public health.

“I am calling on Senator Boxer to hold hearings on this matter immediately when Congress returns. As the Committee of oversight over EPA, it is crucial that we get to the bottom of this and hold EPA accountable.”

Obama's 'green' energy zaps the poor

Washington Examiner senior editorial writer Phillip Klien writes today, in part:

Last week, Examiner columnist and Manhattan Institute fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth, author of the new book “Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America’s Economy,” explained that:
Most people think green is good but pay little attention to associated increases in costs. In 2015, it will cost between $49 and $79 to generate one megawatt hour of electricity from natural gas. A megawatt hour from onshore wind will cost between $75 and $138, and from solar photovoltaic will cost between $242 and $455.
As her book demonstrates in this chart, rising costs of energy hit lower income Americans the hardest, because they spend a higher proportion of their incomes on energy:


Obama overturns U.S. law, sells weapons to kidnappers of child soldiers

"(F)or the third year in a row, Obama has waived almost all U.S. sanctions that would punish certain countries that use child soldiers, upsetting many in the human rights community," Foreign Policy magazine reports.

"Late Friday afternoon, Obama issued a presidential memorandum waiving penalties under the Child Soldiers Protection Act of 2008 for Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen, penalties that Congress put in place to prevent U.S. arms sales to countries determined by the State Department to be the worst abusers of child soldiers in their militaries. The president also partially waived sanctions against the Democratic Republic of the Congo to allow some military training and arms sales to that country."

"After such a strong statement against the exploitation of children, it seems bizarre that Obama would give a pass to countries using children in their armed forces and using U.S. tax money to do that," Jesse Eaves, the senior policy advisor for child protection at World Vision, tells FP.

Obama's decision to arm child kidnappers undermines the work of the international community, which has been working to disarm and arrest warlords who kidnap and force children to fight to the death -- using weapons supplied by Barack Obama.