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Today's hilarious moment:Ed Schultz dedicates an entire segment of his show to ranting that Romney's Bain Capital threw people out of work and didn't create jobs.

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Schultz owes his own paycheck to a Bain-rescued company.

Rand Paul detained by TSA after refusing invasive body search

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kent.) was detained by Transportation Security Administration personnel in Nashville this morning after refusing an invasive body search following a body scan.

Paul communications director Moira Bagley tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”

According to TSA personnel, they noticed an “anamoly” during a body scan of Paul as he attempted to meet his flight.  He refused an invasive body search.  After a standoff, Paul was forced to book a later flight and possibly miss 4:30 p.m. votes.

Libertarian National Campaign Committee Chairman Wayne Root wrote about the TSA in Nov. 2010, suggesting it be privatized to avoid violations of civil liberties such as Paul’s:
There are two simple solutions to this TSA mess. First and most importantly, hand airline security over to the private sector. Let airlines manage their own security, with their own private security forces. Get government out of the way. Government isn’t the solution, they are the problem.
We must put Delta, American, U.S. Air, Southwest and all the other airlines in charge of their own security — just like all other private sector companies. That puts incompetent bumbling order-takers, creeps and perverts, some of whom could be TSA agents, on the sidelines. By the way, I’m sure most TSA agents are good people. They are being placed in a bad position by government. They are forced to follow idiotic rules, or lose their jobs in the middle of a depression. If the truth be told, I actually feel sorry for many of these people placed in such a no-win situation.
Putting airline security in the hands of the airlines themselves, also ensures the usual private sector positive results. American business usually gets it right. Businesses will weigh the right amount of security versus customer privacy, civil rights, and satisfaction. And if they fail we as consumers can simply stop using that airline and choose another. The ones who get it right will succeed. The ones who don’t will fail. That’s called the power of free markets. Capitalism works. Perhaps the U.S. government should allow for it sometime.

Ferguson statement on ethics violations by Commissioner David Gallik

American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Monday morning in response to The Great Falls Tribune report on Montana Office of Political
Practices personnel exposing unethical behavior by Commissioner David Gallik:

“As citizen-powered activists committed to holding public officials accountable, we are disturbed by the allegations of Office of Political Practices (OPP) personnel that Commissioner David Gallik has been using the office for personal benefit.

“We’ve long been concerned about the practices of OPP commissioners and other Montana officials, some of which are described in our lawsuits.

“ATP has been required to sue OPP over its efforts to limit and punish ATP for political speech protected by the First Amendment.  This latest information is just one more sign of an out-of-control agency that needs to be made accountable to the public.

“As such, we and our many grassroots supporters across Montana encourage Commissioner Gallik, Attorney General Bullock and Governor Schweitzer to cooperate with a full, fair and impartial investigation of these documented allegations of wrongdoing made by nonpartisan public servants, no matter how serious the criminal implications.”

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Ferguson blasts Obama Keystone decision

Decision to kill Keystone “victory for terrorist regimes, Communist aggressors and Obama’s wealthy left-wing activist base” but “not a permanent one”

WASHINGTON – American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“Barack Obama decided long ago to side with his radical liberal base and the Gang Green billionaires who fund his campaign by killing the Keystone jobs pipeline.

He thought he could avoid responsibility by hiding his views until after the election.  Voters have a right to know where he stands on jobs and energy.  Today he showed voters where he stood – in the pocket of the multi-billion dollar Gang Green environmentalist lobby.

This decision was anything but rushed or arbitrary.  Our Canadian allies and hundreds of thousands of American workers have waited patiently for three years for a decision that could have been made long ago.  Obama simply sat on it because he didn’t want to face an pre-election choice between creating jobs to please union members, or slaughtering hundreds of thousands of jobs to please his Gang Green campaign bankrollers.  In the end, he chose campaign cash over the jobs of Americans.

There was no reason for Obama to kill the jobs pipeline, other than blind adherence to a radical liberal ideology that has already killed millions of jobs and thwarted economic renewal for nearly four years now.

Obama’s decision to kill the jobs pipeline is a punch in the teeth to the unemployed, working families and Americans who need clean, reliable and affordable energy.

At the expense of working Americans Obama just handed a victory to anti-American regimes in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.  His decision to kill the Keystone jobs pipeline makes us more dependent on foreign oil.

At the expense of working Americans Obama just handed a victory to Communist China.  With the United States pipeline killed by his hand, the oil will be sold to China. Their Communist regime will make billions that could have been paid to American workers.  Instead, Barack Obama has told Communist China to reap massive profits refining our own North American oil and selling it back to us.

But this victory for terrorist regimes, Communist aggressors and Obama’s wealthy left-wing activist base is not a permanent one.  The fight to build the Keystone jobs pipeline has just begun.
American Tradition Partnership’s large and growing grassroots army will spent 2012 engaging millions of voters, informing them of Obama’s destructive Gang Green-led policies.  Together ATP and millions of voters will change American jobs and energy policy in Congress and in the White House.  Americans deserve the good jobs and clean, affordable energy the Keystone jobs pipeline will deliver.

The Keystone pipeline will be approved by the next administration, whether it be a humbled Barack Obama or a new president.

Tomorrow morning I will leave D.C. for Southeast Texas, where much of the Keystone pipeline’s safe, clean North American energy will be delivered.  There I will begin ATP’s national effort to engage voters and change policy.

Obama slapped voters in the face today by carrying out a job-slaughtering decision he made long ago.  However, he will learn that voters will strike back even more forcefully.”

ATP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, ATP is a fast-growing, grassroots-supported non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.  The citizens’ group educates the public and lobbies legislators on issues of environmental extremism and promoting responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.

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Yet another Montana ‘Political Practices’ commissioner caught in ethics snare

“The state’s top campaign ethics officer has resigned. Helena attorney Dave Gallik stepped down from his position as the Commissioner of Political Practices effective immediately,” Missoula’s KPAX Channel 8 reports.

“Staff in his office issued a statement Wednesday saying they have concerns over what appears to be unethical conduct violations by Gallik.”

It’s the latest in a long string of ethics and legal failures by the Office of Political Practices, which has been condemned by federal courts for the “petty bureaucratic harassment” of citizens opposed to the policies and practices of Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Attorney General Steve Bullock.  ATP has long called for a reform of the corrupt agency.

‘How fracking lies triumphed.’ Clean energy ‘unjustly maligned’

Robert Bryce, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, exposes the lies of Gang Green in this guest editorial in the New York Daily News.