Tag Archives: Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi’s husband invested in solar firm weeks before lucrative expansion

What a coincidence, I’m sure…

Nancy and Paul Pelosi

Nancy and Paul Pelosi

From Fox News: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.

SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities.

Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”

Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had invested just in time. He bought between $100,000 and $250,000 in SunEdison stock on Oct. 24, 2014, according to congressional financial disclosures. The company announced its First Wind acquisition on Nov. 17.

Pelosi’s office did not respond to questions about the timing of the purchase and whether she or her husband had any advance knowledge of the deal.

Pelosi has previously been accused of trading stock based on information gleaned through her official duties. She participated in Visa’s initial public offering as the company fought a House bill to subject credit card companies to increased regulation. The measure failed to pass.

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Obama picks ACA passage as best moment of his presidency

Think about your professional career and what was the best moment you ever achieved?

For me one moment sticks out: When my firm won a large contract for a project (worth $25 million). This was truly a team effort to land the project and it included working with individuals from several offices, including staff over in Europe. And we worked with the client for over a year to really understand their needs.

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It probably helped that we didn’t think our clients were stupid, as the architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, claimed about us peons.

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It also probably helped that our clients were allowed to read our proposal. They didn’t have to “pass” it before finding out what was in it.

Those two tactics aren’t very successful in the real world. Yet apparently for Obama, they (along with some other tactics) helped to define his “greatest moment.”

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For President Obama, the greatest moment of his last seven years in the Oval Office was the night the Affordable Care Act passed. “Standing on truman balcony with all staff whod made it happen, knowing we’d helped millions,” the president tweeted in response to a question he received on Twitter on January 14th.

During his final (thank goodness!) State of the Union address, Obama touted the Affordable Care Act as one of his administration’s biggest accomplishments of the past seven years but acknowledged that not everyone in Congress feels the same way. “I’m guessing we won’t agree on health care anytime soon,” he quipped. “Just a guess.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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You know who probably won’t agree with his “greatest moment” anytime soon?

Those who will lose work hours due to Obamacare’s host of incentives not to work or to work less. The Mizzou grad students who lost health insurance thanks to Obamacare. Those in Oklahoma whose ACA health insurance rates are expected to rise in 2016. Those attending Wheaton College as they ended student health insurance over Obamacare.

Those who are shocked to discover they have to pay back an Obamacare subsidy. Those whose non-group premiums increased (in nearly all states). Those in Los Angeles who now have to pay a 3% Obamacare surcharge in restaurants. Those at the University of Kansas who had employment hours cut because of Obamacare.

The parents of sick children at Seattle Children’s Hospital who were denied specialty care due to Obamacare. The Oregon mother who can’t afford Obamacare for herself and her 1-year-old son.

Shane Smith and his dog Baxter are happy!

Shane Smith and his dog Baxter are happy!

But Shane Smith from Colorado is happy. His dog Baxter was signed up for Obamacare! What a great moment.

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Pelosi Blames ‘Private Sector Decision’ For Shuttering Of Last S.F. Gun Shop

Delusional Dingbat

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Daily Caller: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told The Daily Caller Thursday at her weekly presser that she believes San Francisco’s new gun control regulations did not shut down the last gun shop in the city but that a “private sector decision” shuttered its doors.

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It is my understanding that they made a decision, a business decision that regulations didn’t shut them down. They didn’t want to live within the regulations. So they decided to go elsewhere,” Pelosi said. “That was a private sector decision on their part to do that. I’m not sure all the regulations they were concerned about have all but passed but they were suggested.”

After October 31 High Bridge Arms will no longer be in business. It is the last gun retailer within the city limits of San Francisco and the assistant manager of the shop, Russel Susbilla, told MarketWatch that a proposal by city supervisor Mark Farrell mandates that all firearms sales be videotaped and the records of transactions be submitted to the police of all ammunition sales was the final straw for the shop.

High Bridge attempted to accommodate the city’s demands on the business — even purchasing the specific type of camera the city wanted him to have, but officials demanded more surveillance cameras at the store.

“The idea of the proposal is to be forward-looking,” said Jess Montejano, a legislative aide to Farrell. “If Congress isn’t going to act [on tighter gun control], we will do everything possible to protect the public safety of our residents.”

Watch the video of Pelosi (if you can stomach it) here.

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Companies that fund Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts

On July 14, 2015, the Center for Medical Progress, headed by a valiant Christian named David Daleiden, released a shocking undercover video showing Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood (PP) sells the body parts of aborted unborn children (like fetal livers) and has its physicians do unlawful partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. See “Planned Parenthood sells body parts of aborted human babies”.

David Daleiden

David Daleiden

Days later, a second sting video was released, showing another PP senior official, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over how much she would charge for the aborted baby body parts. See “Second Planned Parenthood sting video: use “less crunchy” abortion method to get intact body parts for sale” and also “Human baby body parts and tissue for sale“.

Here are 38 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood (source: The Daily Signal). Since abortion accounts for 94% of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit business, this means the following ghoulish companies are directly funding the murder of innocent and defenseless human beings, as well as the sale of their body parts and organs:

  1. Adobe
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. American Express
  4. AT&T
  5. Avon
  6. Bank of America
  7. Bath & Body Works
  8. Ben & Jerry’s
  9. Clorox
  10. Converse
  11. Deutsche Bank
  12. Dockers
  13. Energizer
  14. Expedia
  15. ExxonMobil
  16. Fannie Mae
  17. Groupon
  18. Intuit
  19. Johnson & Johnson
  20. La Senza
  21. Levi Strauss
  22. Liberty Mutual
  23. Macy’s
  24. March of Dimes
  25. Microsoft
  26. Morgan Stanley
  27. Nike
  28. Oracle
  29. PepsiCo
  30. Pfizer
  31. Progressive (auto insurance)
  32. Starbucks
  33. Susan G. Komen
  34. Tostitos
  35. Unilever
  36. United Way
  37. Verizon
  38. Wells Fargo

The Daily Signal (TDS) originally listed 41 companies — a list obtained from Planned Parenthood’s website. After TDS first published the list, three companies — Xerox, Ford Motor Co., Coca-Cola — contacted TDS to say their inclusion on PP’s list was erroneous. They asked PP to remove them from its list. PP’s response was to delete the entire list from their website.

Below are some reaction to the two undercover videos.

1. The Good Guys:

2. The Bad Guys:

The following politicians and organizations are defending PP:

  • The Obama administration not only says the selling of aborted babies’ body parts is “ethical,” spokesman Josh Ernest said that Obama, who says he’s a Christian, will not defund Planned Parenthood. That means the evil POS is forcing you, me, and every taxpayer to fund this ghoulish practice, against our conscience.
  • Wannabe-president Hillary Clinton, who calls herself a Christian, on July 23, 2016, defended the Planned Parenthood abortion business, saying PP offers “important services.” Hillary also defended late-term or partial-birth abortions, which is illegal. (H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV)
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who calls herself a Catholic Christian, instead of demanding an investigation of PP, wants the Obama administration to investigate the Center for Medical Progress who made the undercover videos.
  • Minnesota governor Mark Dayton refuses to investigate PP.
  • The New York Times also defends PP’s sale of aborted baby parts.
  •  A Rasmussen poll found that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the sale of body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research. 54% oppose, and 22% are undecided. 43% favor the use of fetal tissue in medical research; 34% are opposed; 23% are not sure.

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~Éowyn

A Caption Contest for the 114th Congress

This is the 92nd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as he holds the gavel after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

About the pic: On January 6, 2015, during the opening session of the 114th Congress, Congressman John Boehner (R-Ohio) kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after being re-elected to a third term as House Speaker.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Et tu, Boehner?

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, click here.

Seen any pics that you think will make good foil for our caption contests? Send it to us at:

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

~Eowyn

Illegal Aliens Attack Newspaper for Calling Them Illegal

Illegal Alien Activists in California One Step Away from French Newspaper Terrorists

By Warner Todd Huston, Publius Forum, 1/9/15

With their vandalism of offices of the Santa Barbara News-Press this week, activists for illegal immigrants in California have proven themselves to be but a single step away from being just like the terrorists who killed 12 members of a French newspaper.

The media has been filled with news of the attack by Muslim terrorists on the offices of the left-wing French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in which 12 staffers of the paper were killed. The Muslims attacked the paper and murdered the publication’s staffers because the Muslims felt that the paper had committed blasphemy against Islam.

Now, a newspaper in California has been attacked by illegal alien activists because it dares to use the word “illegal” to describe the criminals who have broken our laws to come into the United States.

Illegal alien activists vandalized the offices of the Santa Barbara News-Press over use of the word, spray painting such things as “the border is illegal, not the people who cross it” and other slogans on the walls of the paper’s offices.

With this sort of attack on the free press inside the USA, we can see that illegal activists are now becoming ever more militant. It is clear that they are not too far behind the terrorists who murdered newspaper staffers in France.
Obviously these illegal alien activists are attempting to intimidate the newspaper into eschewing the phrase “illegal alien” even though the phrase is perfectly descriptive and proper to use.

For its part the paper is refusing to stop its proper use of the term, and good for them.

But if the paper continues to ignore these activists for lawbreakers, how long will it be before they step up their hate-filled tactics? How long before they graduate from merely defacing private property to destroying that property? And then how far are they from killing people with whom they disagree?
In the end, what makes these activists for illegal immigrants much different from the terrorists in France?

A Wayne Allyn Root Christmas

Wayne Allyn Root

Merry Christmas to all my friends, fans and loyal supporters. This is a day for reflecting on this great country and thanking God for all of our blessings.

Now many of you probably think I don’t like President Obama. That’s not true. I’ve actually been thinking of what gifts to give to my old Columbia college classmate for Christmas. I’ve come up with 15 holiday gift ideas for Obama and his family. Everyone of them fits him like a glove.

Here are the 15 perfect holiday gifts for Obama:

Number one…To remind Obama of the economy he created, may Michelle work in a part-time low wage job, with no benefits. It might do her some good to experience the real Obama economy.

Number two…I’d like to see Obama’s Secret Service disarmed, since he doesn’t think rest of us need guns for protection. What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander!

Number three…I’d like to remove the fence around the White House, since Obama doesn’t think we need any fence at our Southern border with Mexico, why should he need a fence around the White House. Either fences or walls work…or they don’t. If we don’t need one at the border…and Obama says there’s no border problem…then obviously a fence isn’t needed at the border to the White House either. Let’s all live with “the honor system.”

Number four…A Christmas dinner at White House prepared and served by illegal immigrants who just arrived from the Ebola Zone, since he thinks the rest of us shouldn’t worry about Ebola (or illegal immigration). Good luck and Bon Apetite. Oh by the way, you probably think the Ebola threat is gone. That’s because the media has agreed to partner with the Obama administration to coverup the truth. It was revealed just days ago that the CDC is monitoring over 1300 potential Ebola cases inside America right now. Did you know that? I didn’t think so.

Number five…Of course, that White House Christmas dinner should be prepared with careful adherence to the standards of Michelle’s “nutritious” public school lunch program. I hope Obama enjoys one stick of celery and one cracker. That should be yummy!

Number six…Just like Obama, I believe in “fairness” and “equality.” What could be more “fair” than seeing Obama’s health insurance cancelled like the rest of us. He promised “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” I just lost mine. So have millions of others. It’s time for Obama to enjoy some of his own medicine. Besides…Michelle’s policy doesn’t provide coverage for pregnancy, Viagra or mental health issues. That’s not “fair.” So it’s gotta go!

Number seven…The end of all criminal background checks for any black employee hired at White House. Why not let Obama enjoy the same policy that his Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tried to enforce on every business in America. You didn’t know that, did you? Obama’s EEOC actually tried to ban background checks just for black potential employees. The courts struck it down.

Number eight…May Sasha & Malia enjoy their 2015 school year at a fine inner city public school. After all, Obama believes those teachers unions really “care about the kids.” Let’s try out his theory in the real world on his own kids.

Number nine…Since Obama is such a believer in climate change, may he spend the last two years of his Presidency riding around in a Prius, instead of his heavy, gas-guzzling bullet-proof limousine. And of course Air Force One has to go too. From now on, Obama flies coach…on American (the perfect airline for a guy who wants to fundamentally change America).

Number ten…If Obama comes under withering fire from terrorists, may he call his favorite General and find him asleep with orders that he not be disturbed for the night. A little taste of the last moments of our heroes at Benghazi might be the ideal Christmas gift for Obama!

Number eleven…Since Obama doesn’t want any of us to have coal anymore, I hope he gets coal in his Christmas stocking hanging above White House fireplace. May it always remind him of the plentiful cheap energy he took away from middle class Americans, in order to bankrupt and punish us for (and these were his words back in 2008) “clinging to our guns and Bibles.”

Number twelve…Also in that Christmas stocking I’d like to gift Obama two books he ought to read: the book that best describes what Obama has done to America, my national bestseller, “The Murder of the Middle Class”…and then there’s the biography about Obama’s life called “The Audacity of a Dope.”

Number thirteen…Don’t forget an intrusive IRS audit under the tree, ordered by Valerie Jarrett. I hope this IRS audit extends to Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare who accepted over $1.4 million dollars to design a healthcare program to deceive the “stupid voters”…and Jack Lew, the U.S. Treasury Secretary who keeps his money in the Cayman Islands…and of course the IRS audit should extend to Michelle Obama’s Princeton Black Alumni classmate- whose company received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to design the Obamacare web site (that did not work).

Number fourteen…I gift the Obama family a week underground in an Israeli bomb shelter, fearing for their lives alongside the citizens of Israel, whose lives Obama has placed in peril again and again- with his support and sympathy for radical terrorists…Palestinian terrorists…Iran’s nuclear bomb…and of course the wonderful “Arab Spring.” Not to mention his incompetence towards ISIS. Yes, you’ve made the world a much safer place Mr. Obama…for all of the enemies of America, freedom, capitalism, Christianity and Israel. Is that a coincidence?

*And finally my last Christmas wish for Obama…

IMPEACHMENT in the New Year…fraud convictions and prison time for every Obama aide involved in the Obamacare deception and the IRS scandal…and a partridge in a pear tree.

WOW, wouldn’t that list make for a Happy New Year!

I haven’t even gotten to Obama’s anti-police propaganda inciting the cold-blooded assassination of two New York City policemen only days ago…or Marxist Obama doing a big favor for his communist comrades Fidel & Raul Castro by saving Cuba from imminent economic collapse…I’ll save all that for next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

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