Just after lunch on Wednesday, September 29, a hearing convened in the Rayburn House Office Building. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, called to order a meeting of academics and lawyers to discuss the advisability of a congressional clampdown on “jihadist websites.”

As Republicans appear poised to steal the Democrat's majority in November, it seems predictable to expect a variety of controversies to unfold as a result of last-minute attempts to discredit the Republican Party. The latest involves allegations made by illegal immigrant Nicky Diaz Santillan against California's Republican gubernatorial candidate, Meg Whitman.

With an approval rating of 16 percent, members of Congress are suspending all unnecessary decision-making, hastily exiting their posts to campaign, and unfortunately putting off highly important issues to be resolved during the "lame duck session" -- typically a period of legislative inactivity, but often an interval of time during which members of Congress whose successors have already been elected pass controversial items.

Your car and your light bulbs were not enough.The Environmental Protection Agency needs to throw its considerable weight around some more, in an end run toward the finish line to impose a socialist America. The EPA, apparently the agency of choice to enforce a Nanny state, is now taking aim at everyone's home appliances -- vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, refrigerators, high-definition televisions, microwave ovens, residential and mobile home furnaces, fluorescent light fixtures, residential clothes washers and dryers, room and central air conditioners, and battery chargers. (Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore and the rest of the elite ruling caste, of course, are exempt.)

Every election campaign politicians promise change, yet despite the promises the general trajectory and the final destination that trajectory will ultimately take us remain unchanged regardless if the Democrats or Republicans are dominant in Washington -- more and more government spending and indebtedness leading to economic collapse, and more and bigger government leading to total government.

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