Byrd Cries Foul and a Step Dancing Upset


*The author of reconciliation cries “foul.” Here’s what Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) has to say about using “reconciliation” to ram Obamacare through the Senate. You might share this quote with some friends: “I was one of the authors of the legislation that created the budget ‘reconciliation’ process in 1974, and I am certain putting healthcare reform and climate change legislation on a freight train through Congress is an outrage that must be resisted…. The misuse of the arcane process of reconciliation—a process intended for deficit reduction—to enact substantive policy changes is an undemocratic disservice to our people and to the Senate’s institutional role…. Essentially it says ‘take it or leave it’ to the citizens who sent us here to solve problems, and it prevents members from representing their constituents interests.” [emphasis added]

*Hey, whites can step-dance, too. There was a huge kerfuffle at the Sprite Step Off competition in Atlanta this year. Seems all the ladies on one team—from Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at the University of Arkansas—are… prepare yourself… white. And they were good. So good in fact, the judges awarded them first place. The mostly black crowd erupted with shouts and boos. Five days later Coca-Cola officials said they had found a “scoring discrepancy” and declared that a black team from Indiana University had tied for first place. The show’s host, rap music artist Ludacris, who is also a person of color, said the reversal was “odd,” because he could personally guarantee that the scoring had been “checked and double-checked.”

—Chip Wood

Personal Liberty

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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