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  • Nationalize 2014: ONE MORE TIME/ONE LAST CHANCE

    05/06/2013 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 8 replies
    N/A | Unpublished | Myself
    I remember the Contract with America: the first nationalization of our country's congressional elections. It succeeded by focusing Americans' attention to ten points and spanned state and district voting lines for an entire nation. I was disappointed by his subsequent personal indiscretions, but I will always revere Mr. Newt for his electoral genius when we needed it in 1994. We do not need 10 brilliant points to nationalize 2014; just this ONE... "Enough of this *carp*, already. PUT SOME GROWN-UPS BACK IN CHARGE!!!" I propose that we go negative and go for the jugular every chance we get in order...
  • Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour,Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study

    05/06/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 94 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 6, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour, Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study Posted at 3:10 pm on May 6, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Haley Barbour on the Heritage report: "It's a political document. It's not serious analysis."— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) May 06, 2013 Ths morning the Heritage Foundation released a study estimating that amnesty will cost taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion. We can certainly understand why amnesty supporters are upset, but their criticisms of the study ring hollow.Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour calls the study a “political document” and “not serious analysis” but does not say...
  • Americans to the Obamas on exercising more: 'You take the hike!' [USA Ignores Michelle]

    05/06/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/6/13 | Andrew Malcolm
    For a long time conservatives have warned that the heavy propaganda and regulatory hands of the Obama administration were not going to change the exercise or eating habits of 315 million Americans... Now comes early statistical proof that after reelecting Obama with fewer votes the second time and 1,567 days of his reign of government intervention and stimulation, many Americans are deciding that maybe the Obamas' plans for their lives do not fit their plans for their own lives.
  • Will American Soldiers Fire on U.S. Citizens?

    05/06/2013 1:57:18 PM PDT · by True Grit · 147 replies
    clashdaily.com Blog ^ | 2 May 2013 | By Skip Coryell
    I was doing a radio interview this morning and the host asked me why the Department of Homeland Security needed 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The easy answer for me was, “They don’t.” Of course the follow-up question for him was, “Then why are they buying it?” And that’s the billion-dollar question isn’t it. What is the federal government going to do with all that ammo? Why do they need it? Why are they buying it? It’s unprecedented. Are we on the cusp of physical domination by the United States Federal Government? And, if so, how will the American people...
  • Biplane Battle: Flying Against the Bolsheviks

    05/06/2013 1:53:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Aviation History ^ | Derek O'Connor
    Biplane Battle: Flying Against the Bolsheviks During Russia's Civil War By Derek O'Connor Originally published by Aviation History magazine. Published Online: July 03, 2007 The noise first reached the Bolshevik cavalry as an intense, insectlike droning in the sky while the horsemen were riding across southern Russia's sunburned steppes, featureless plains that scarcely afford cover for a rabbit. Their objective was the strategically important city of Tsaritsyn (later Stalingrad) on the Volga River, where they anticipated an easy victory over the White Russian anti-Bolshevik defenders. A brutal orgy of rapine and torture would follow against any enemies of the revolution...
  • Benedict and Francis: A Lesson in Apostolic Continuity

    05/06/2013 1:51:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 6, 2013 | William L. Patenaude
    Retired Pope Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at the Vatican May 2. The 86-year-old retired pontiff, who had been staying at the papal summer villa in Castel Gandolfo since retiring Feb. 28, returned to the Vatican to live in a monastery in the Vatican Gardens. (CNS photo/L'Ossevatore Romano via Reuters) When Pope Francis visited his predecessor at Castle Gandolfo in March, he said to Benedict XVI that “we are brothers.” This image nicely frames the differences between them. It underscores that the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was not a rupture in the Church (as some suggest) but an...
  • Palin: Obama Must 'Renounce' Pentagon's 'Un-American' Proselytization Policy

    05/06/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 6. 2013 | Tony Lee
    <p>On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama needed to clear up and "renounce" the "un-American" and "amoral" reports from the Pentagon that U.S. soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their Christian faith. She called on Obama to do so "today, right now."</p>
  • Saxby Chambliss plays golf with President Obama

    05/06/2013 1:48:04 PM PDT · by Dacula · 27 replies
    AJC - Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 5-6-2013 | Daniel Malloy
    U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is joining President Barack Obama for a round of golf today, with Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., rounding out the foursome.
  • The Gang of Ocho - E-Verify and high-skill immigration are what we should be looking at now.

    05/06/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 5, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Many loud voices in the debate over immigration have been insisting that effective border enforcement must precede any steps to legalize the status of current illegal immigrants. Some analysts, including my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York, have been reading the fine print in the 800-page draft prepared by the Senate Gang of Eight (or Gang of Ocho, if you prefer). They argue that the legislation is quick to provide some form of legal status but only calls for commissions to be convened at some later time if the border proves not to have been secured. ThereÂ’s something to these arguments....
  • Jersey City mayor: I 'wasn't thinking that well' when asked about nude photo

    05/06/2013 1:45:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | May 6, 2013
    Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, under fire for comments he made to The Star-Ledger regarding an infamous nude photo of him taken nearly 10 years ago, said today he “wasn’t thinking that well” when he answered questions about the snapshot. “The question came out of the blue,” Healy told The Jersey Journal today from his office in City Hall. “Foolishly I commented on it.” Healy’s statements this afternoon immediately followed a press conference held by supporters of Healy rival City Councilman Steve Fulop, who is mounting an aggressive challenge to Healy’s re-election campaign.
  • Rain Leaves Thousands Of LADWP, SoCal Edison Customers Without Power

    05/06/2013 1:44:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 6, 2013 11:18 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of Southland residents were without power Monday morning, primarily due to weather. More than 11,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers and more than 5,000 Southern California Edison customers were powerless as of 9:45 a.m. LADWP customers in Mar Vista, Palm, Venice, South Los Angeles, Rancho Park and Cheviot Hills were primarily affected. SoCal Edison customers without power include those living in El Toro, Corona Del Mar, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Valinda and Hawthorne. Both companies are actively working on restoring power to all residents. Anyone in need of more information, can visit...
  • Christian de Duve, Nobel-Winning Biochemist, Dies at 95

    05/06/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2013 | DENISE GELLENE
    Dr. Christian de Duve, a Belgian biochemist whose discoveries about the internal workings of cells shed light on genetic disorders like Tay-Sachs disease and earned him a Nobel Prize in 1974, died at his home in Nethen, Belgium, on Saturday. He was 95. The cause was euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, and which was administered by two doctors at Dr. de Duve’s request, his son Thierry said. “He was suffering from a number of health problems,” including cancer and arrhythmia, Dr. Günter Blobel, a colleague of Dr. de Duve’s at the Rockefeller University in Manhattan, said, and decided to...
  • Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office

    05/06/2013 1:41:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-6-2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 5/6/13 2:50 PM EDT Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term in light of the “cover-up” of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the former Arkansas governor called the affair “more serious than Watergate.” “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. I know that puts me on a limb,” the former Arkansas governor said on “The Mike Huckabee Show.” “But this is not minor. It wasn’t minor when...
  • FHFA Limiting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loan Purchases to “Qualified Mortgages”

    05/06/2013 1:41:13 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that it is directing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to limit their future mortgage acquisitions to loans that meet the requirements for a qualified mortgage, including those that meet the special or temporary qualified mortgage definition, and loans that are exempt from the “ability to repay” requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). In January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule implementing the “ability to repay” provisions of Dodd-Frank, including certain protections from liability for loans that meet the criteria of a qualified...
  • Head Start teachers name Obamacare as biggest problem

    05/06/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | may 6, 2013 | Neil Munro
    Head Start teachers and administrators told The Daily Caller that their most pressing concern is not budget impacts from sequestration but changes coming from President Barack Obama’s health-care law. In 2014, the impact of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “is probably going to be a 9 percent [cost] increase, and significantly more the next year,” said Nancy Nordyk, director of the Head Start program in southern Oregon. Rising healthcare costs will likely force Oregon to reduce some Head Start workers’ hours so they’re not eligible for the medical program, said Nordyk, who spoke to TheDC during a national...
  • Sowell: Bouncing Ball Politics

    05/06/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 7, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it. We all understand that an inexperienced young child who has his mind fixed on one thing may ignore other things that are too dangerous to be ignored. Unfortunately, too much of what is said and done in politics is based on the same tunnel vision pursuit of some "good thing," in utter disregard of the repercussions....
  • Fighting Piracy in Africa – too little too late

    05/06/2013 1:35:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Defense Updatee ^ | May 5, 2013
    Fighting Piracy in Africa – too little too late Posted by i-HLS dozen organizations and agencies gathered at the Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base in Dakar to explore maritime security issues as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Photo: AFRICOM The US must increase its intelligence- gathering capacity in Africa 15-fold in the short term to counter the threat posed by regional Islamic extremist groups and maritime piracy, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea, according to a top US general. I-HLS Reports US Army Gen. David Rodriguez paid his first visit to the continent as head of US Africa Command...
  • DOG ATTACK: Man Bites Dog To Save Wife

    05/06/2013 1:31:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | Stephanie Moore | Stephanie Moore
    A Grimes woman is in the hospital after a dog attacked her, her husband and the couple’s dog on Sunday evening. Caren Henry said she was just walking her dog, Kandy, near her father-in-laws home in rural Madrid when she saw something out of the corner of her eye. “This dog came racing across this yard, a big dog,” she said. Caren says a 50-60 pound Labrador mix, ran straight towards her and started attacking. “It got me here and I had my sunglasses on which I’m glad I did because I think it might have taken my eye as...
  • Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria

    05/06/2013 1:29:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | May 5, 2013 | Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira
    Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria By Shimon Shapira, JCPA In mid-April, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah paid a secret visit to Tehran where he met with the top Iranian officials headed by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Gen. Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Suleimani prepared an operational plan named after him based upon the establishment of a 150,000-man force for Syria, the majority of whom will come from Iran, Iraq, and a smaller number from Hizbullah and the Gulf states. Suleimani’s involvement was significant. He has been the spearhead of Iranian military...
  • How Al Gore Got To Be Insanely Rich

    05/06/2013 1:29:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 5/6/13 | Brett LoGiurato
    Current TVOver the last decade and a half, former Vice President Al Gore has amassed a personal fortune that rivals former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s, Bloomberg’s Ken Wells and Ari Levy report. Gore wasn’t even a multi-millionaire when he ran for office against George W. Bush in the 2000 election, but several recent moves have put his personal fortune at a point where it “may exceed $200 million,”...