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  • Eric Holder: Palin was a bad VP candidate and a worse judge of who should be impeached

    07/13/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    Administration efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, for example, have failed. Asked about calls by Sarah Palin to impeach Obama over the administration’s immigration policies, Holder said: “She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.”
  • Gun Control Group Wants Ted Nugent Removed From NRA Board After Racist Comments

    07/24/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies
    Washington Whispers ^ | July 24, 2013 | Emily Stanton
    After Ted Nugent made comments about the Trayvon Martin case that were seen as racist, a gun control group is demanding his removal from the National Rifle Association's board of directors. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has launched a petition to "publicly repudiate Ted Nugent's racist rhetoric" and have him kicked off of the NRA's board of directors. The "Cat Scratch Fever" rocker called Martin a "17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe" in a column for conservative media website Rare. Nugent continued to say, "The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it."...
  • Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)

    06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again....
  • Joe Manchin: We are “absolutely” going to try for another gun-control vote

    04/28/2013 4:35:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Senate's proposed gun-control bill crashed and burned earlier this month, and Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled that he was going to put the issue on the political shelf where it would presumably start to gather dust — but that might not be the case after all. Senator Manchin and Toomey revealed last week that they're going to keep looking for ways to strengthen Senate support for the measures, and Machin confirmed that he's optimistc that he can fix their mistakes from the last go-around and introduce a background check-centric, cleaner version of the bill:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow

    11/07/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We pay for having a terrible federal government every day. Why should this be any different just because it involves lost rights instead of lost money? Seriously, though, having Obama’s AG mumble about more gun regulation in front of a mic will accomplish two things. One: It’s bound to worry all sorts of swing-state gun owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio once word of his testimony gets around, which is all to the good for election day next year. Two: The more gun owners perk up about Holder’s testimony, the more public interest there’s bound to be in Fast...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/08/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 53 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
  • EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

    12/07/2009 7:27:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies · 4,117+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 12/7/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday. The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released...
  • I Still Hate You, Sarah Palin - The Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again.

    07/07/2009 7:19:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 284 replies · 9,911+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 07, 2009 | David Kahane
    July 07, 2009, 4:00 a.m. I Still Hate You, Sarah PalinThe Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again. By David Kahane One of the most terrifying moments of my political life came last summer at the Republican convention in St. Paul. No, I don’t mean seeing John McCain careering around the Xcel Energy Center like Eyegore in Young Frankenstein, his face frozen in a Lon Chaney Sr. rictus grin as he reached across the aisle to his erstwhile friends in the media and got his hand bitten off. Rather, I’m referring to the aftermath of Sarah...
  • Orwell's time-tested warnings

    06/21/2009 3:26:45 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 30 replies · 1,444+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR’’ opens with one of the most famous first lines in modern English literature - the vaguely unnerving “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’’ The line it ends with is even more famous, and considerably more sinister: “He loved Big Brother.’’ George Orwell’s brilliant, bitter novel turns 60 this month, but after all these years it has lost none of its nightmarish chill. Its hero is the decidedly unheroic Winston Smith, a weak and wistful man who lives in the totalitarian police state of Oceania, which is ruled by the Party...
  • The Accelerating Push to Criminalize the Right

    06/21/2009 5:16:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    The New American recently warned that Americans who oppose policies emanating from Washington are being tarred as right-wing extremists and even potential terrorists by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security as well as by the New York Times and other liberal media organs. This push to demonize and even criminalize political dissent appears to be accelerating. Earlier this month, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman wrote pieces laying the blame for the murder of an abortionist and a U.S. Holocaust Museum security guard at the foot of President Barack Obama's critics. Both have received figurative high-fives...
  • We The People Stimulus Package.... (Buy a gun, you will need it !)

    06/10/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 3,731+ views
    You Tube ^ | Bob Basso
    Subject: Have you seen this ?? This guy's video on youtube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House.. Obama also said he wanted the White House to handle the Press and not to talk about the video or the White House visit. That's interesting. Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future You may have to turn your Sound Control up some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA
  • Obama in L.A.: 'You ain't seen nothing yet'

    05/28/2009 8:46:47 AM PDT · by mmanager · 37 replies · 2,109+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/09 | Sam Youngman
    LOS ANGELES — Even as he conceded there is still much hard work to do, President Obama was in a boastful mood Wednesday night, telling a star-studded crowd at a fundraising dinner that he "would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR." The president, speaking to a dinner that included Hollywood A-listers like Kiefer Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg, lauded the legislation he has signed since taking office but added that he is "not satisfied."
  • Banning the pickup truck

    05/21/2009 3:57:09 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 238 replies · 7,159+ views
    The Tuesday headline was clear: "Obama's new rules will transform U.S. auto fleet." The Associated Press picked it up from there: "Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher mileage and emissions standards set by the Obama administration on Tuesday, which begin to take effect in 2012 and are to be achieved by 2016, will transform the American car and truck fleet. "The new rules would bring new cars and trucks sold in the United States to an average of 35.5...
  • Even-Handed Idiocy--Obama's pressure on Israel stems from deep-seated delusions about Middle East

    05/21/2009 5:31:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 736+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 21, 2009 | P. David Hornik
    Even-Handed Idiocy By: P. David Hornik FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, May 21, 2009 A mist of verbiage arises from the reports on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s meetings with President Barack Obama and other officials in Washington. Stock words and phrases are used ritualistically that may have little connection to realities on the ground in Israel and the region. Among the more mindlessly repeated and least reality-linked are “two-state solution” and “regional peace.” 1. “Two-state solution.” At present, in the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, three political entities already exist. One, Israel, is sovereign except for its partial or...
  • Feds: Gun Smugglers Keep Cartels Heavily Armed(Americas Most Wanted Disingenuous Mex. Gun Numbers)

    05/18/2009 5:19:13 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 34 replies · 1,639+ views
    America's Most Wanted ^ | May 17 2009 | America's Most Wanted
    Feds: Gun Smugglers Keep Cartels Heavily Armed An all-out war is raging in Mexico, and it is major news on both sides of the border. In 2008, 6,000 Mexicans were killed in gang warfare. In the first two months of 2009, more than a thousand people were gunned down in Mexico as the government intensifies it's war to bring down the narcotrafficking cartels. Mexican police officers are out-gunned by the firepower cartel gangsters are wielding, and bodies turn up tortured to death on the streets of Juarez and Tijuana on a regular basis. In the most gruesome new terror tactic...
  • Semiautomatic rifles a ‘hazard'; seizures are up

    05/11/2009 7:44:26 AM PDT · by holymoly · 119 replies · 3,943+ views
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | May. 11, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    They can kill from more than four football fields away, shred police officers' vests, fire up to 75 bullets at a time - and they're increasingly showing up in criminals' hands. Last year, Fort Wayne Police seized 31 semiautomatic rifles, compared with two in 2003, the last year of the federal assault weapons ban that limited the sale of the rifles. The seizure increase and more reports of criminals using the rifles concerns Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. “The fact that we have these relatively cheap, assault weapon-type firearms out there, it's not only a hazard to the public,...
  • Obama OUT OF TOUCH--->Pushing Immigration Amnesty

    05/11/2009 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 659+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 5/11/09 | The Lid
    A major Issue where John McCain lost support of the American People was Immigration reform. The year before he ran for president, he worked with Ted Kennedy and President Bush to develop a comprehensive immigration bill that included just about everything except protecting our borders. The bill failed miserably because Americans on both sides of the aisle because Americans wanted their government to secure the US borders before they addressed any other issues. President Obama and his leftist allies that illegal immigration is a racial issue. They believe that those of us who want to protect the US boarders are...
  • Suckers United For Change

    05/08/2009 5:26:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies · 843+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/8/09 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Now that we're more than 100 days into the Obama presidency, the handwriting is on the wall regarding our new leader's game plan for America. Spend other people's money like a drunken sailor. Let every enemy on the planet know there's a wimp in the White House. Let every ally know the wimp in the White House will do nothing to help them when push comes to shove. Let the 50 states know there's a power coup in play that strips them of constitutionally guaranteed liberties. Let every company know that neither they nor their non-union employees are safe from...
  • Obama To "Manage" The Firearms And Ammunition Business Next?

    05/01/2009 5:51:28 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 23 replies · 1,309+ views
    We keep waiting everyday to see stories that the Obama induced run on buying guns, magazines, and ammunition has stopped, or even slowed down. It hasn't. It doesn't even seem to be on the foreseeable horizon. When is that article coming? Apparently no time soon. I find 3 or 4 stories every day lamenting the lack of merchandise and continuing runs on it. If you visit your local shooting range you will even probably see that there are a lot fewer target shooters. They are holding on to what they have. Its getting to expensive to shoot like we used...
  • 'Microstamping' keeps track of handguns (NY)

    04/30/2009 1:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies · 3,929+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 30, 2009 | RICK KARLIN
    Bill awaits Senate action to help trace pistols; opponents question cost, effectiveness ALBANY — As the state Assembly passes a number of gun control measures, members of the newly Democratic state Senate joined gun control advocates to push for a proposal to mandate "microstamping" on semiautomatic pistols sold in the state. "This is a tough-on-crime, smart-on-crime proposal," said Sen. Eric Schneiderman, D-New York City, who is shepherding the measure through the Senate. The plan, originally put forth by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Great Neck, already passed in the lower house, where Democrats hold a 109-to-41 majority. But with the Senate this...
  • The Little Red Wagon That Can...What I saw at the Tea Party

    04/29/2009 5:53:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 771+ views
    City Journal ^ | April 17, 2009 | Andrew Klavan
    I’m not sure—I’m no prophet—but I think I just saw something genuinely profound, genuinely amazing, and cool that could be the tidal wave of the future. Here’s the setup. It was Tax Day. Thousands of self-organized protesters had gathered around the nation to protest the irresponsible, incredibly rapid expansion of government under the current administration. The Democratic Party and the elite media had done everything in their power to first ignore, then discourage, ridicule, and belittle this grassroots movement. Theoretically respectable journalists were reduced to making double-entendre sexual jokes about tea bags. These are the same people who rushed en...
  • Watchdogs are heeling for Obama

    04/28/2009 4:54:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 735+ views
    Politico ^ | April 28, 2009 | RICHARD BENEDETTO
    Last week, I asked my journalism and political science students at American University to grade the news media covering the Obama administration for the first 100 days. The consensus fell between a C+ and a B-. However, if I asked President Barack Obama’s media strategists to grade the press corps covering their boss, I bet they would mark their cards with an A. Why? With few exceptions, the mainstream news media have been dutifully pushing the Obama message, burnishing his carefully crafted image and offering few challenges when he makes questionable or misleading pronouncements, gestures or policy statements. In short,...
  • First 100 Days: Assault Weapons Ban (Abandoned?)

    04/25/2009 5:32:33 AM PDT · by xsrdx · 69 replies · 2,370+ views
    NBC NEWS ^ | 24 APR 09 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON - Campaigning before a church congregation on Chicago’s South Side one Sunday in July 2007, Barack Obama said an epidemic of big city violence was “sickening the soul of this nation.” Among the potential cures, he said, was permanently reinstating a ban on assault weapons. One-hundred days into his presidency, President Obama says it remains a goal. But it is one the White House has been forced to abandon.
  • Obama’s EPA Declares CO2 a Poison

    04/22/2009 3:59:08 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 55 replies · 1,488+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 | James Lewis
    I am offended, just like an old-fashioned feminist. So, I’m sure, is Mother Gaia herself. Offended, because Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just officially declared carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a poison. (Sigh.) You can’t even expel air anymore without ticking off our PC commissars. Did you know you can die from drinking too much distilled water? Or from breathing too much pure oxygen? Oxidation products actually kill people — they cause a huge variety of fatal diseases. The only solution is to stop breathing. All the molecules of life are also molecules of death. The old medicos used...
  • California: "Smart Guns" Bill to be Heard in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 28

    04/22/2009 8:28:23 AM PDT · by mbynack · 37 replies · 959+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | 21 April 2009 | Unknown
    On Tuesday, April 28, the Senate Public Safety Committee will hear Senate Bill 697. SB697, authored by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7), would prohibit the sale of handguns other than "owner-authorized (or ‘smart’) handguns" -- that is, handguns with a permanent, programmable biometric feature that renders the firearm useless unless activated by the authorized user. No proven, viable handgun of this type has ever been developed. The bill would require the California Attorney General to report to the Governor and Legislature on the availability of owner-authorized handguns; once the Attorney General finds that these guns are available, only “owner-authorized” handguns...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    04/22/2009 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 62 replies · 2,648+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 22, 2009 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2 (see trends). On the Generic Congressional Ballot, it’s all tied—39% for the Democrats, 39% for the Republicans. Most voters continue to believe that the financial and auto bailouts were a bad idea, but the Political Class disagrees. Sixty percent (60%) now believe the federal government has too much power and too much money. The Presidential...
  • Guns and the barometer of discontent

    04/22/2009 6:12:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies · 3,095+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    You see it when tens of thousands of citizens turn out to protest in “Tea Parties” across the U.S.; you see it in military personnel compelled to form “Oath Keepers,” outlining orders they will not obey; you see it in a number of states debating sovereignty resolutions, in some cases even calling for secession; you see it in the number of people joining gun rights organizations; and yes, you see it in the number of people buying guns. Simultaneously, just as during the Clinton administration, malcontents have increasingly inflicted mass homicides on the American people. Is it part of the...
  • We the people... protecting our civil liberties, do hereby demand the firing

    04/21/2009 7:54:52 AM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies · 391+ views
    THE SHOCKING REPORT - Civil Liberties at Risk under Secretary Janet Napolitano DHS Right Wing Extremism Report (Note: This file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. See below.) Download, Read & DISTRIBUTE this disturbing report This report, first made public on The Roger Hedgecock Show, should be read by all Americans. Roger Hedgecock's commentary on this report and what it means is available here. The implications of the impact on the civil rights of EVERY American, regardless of their political affiliation or beliefs, is chilling. Every concerned citizen, from the left, the right, moderate, Democrat, Republican, Independent and those who...
  • America's 'November Revolution'

    04/19/2009 4:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,126+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2009 | John Griffing
    "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things." - Rahm Emmanuel In our recent election, many Americans voted for a Savior, not a president. Americans were enamored with the idea of making history in this election, and in that sense we have gotten what we wanted. Unfortunately, Barack Obama is the wrong man, and this is definitely the wrong time. In fact, the timing couldn't be worse. We have in recent years vastly expanded the powers and autonomy of the Executive Branch, removing checks and balances along the way. Owing in...
  • Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico

    04/19/2009 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 3,267+ views
    Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico The White House stands by the president's use of the word "recovered" in describing the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico's drug war. By Major Garrett FOXNews.com Sunday, April 19, 2009 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- What's the difference between "recovered" and "traceable" when it comes to firearms seized in Mexico's bloody war against drug cartels? The White House says none. But that's a distinction with a difference, even if President Obama used the words interchangeably last week to talk about the role firearms smuggled from...
  • Are You on the President’s Enemies List?

    04/17/2009 7:18:18 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 99 replies · 2,514+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4-17-09 | Gary Bauer
    Last week, Barack Obama’s message to the world was: “the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.” This week, Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security’s message to conservatives was: the United States may soon be at war with you. According to a new report emanating from DHS, it’s no longer Islamic terrorism -- or “man-caused terrorism” in the new DHS parlance -- that we have to fear most, but small government, anti-tax, pro-life, pro-gun, anti-illegal immigration, pro-military conservatives. In other words, most of the country. The DHS report’s title is, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and...
  • Obama Cites Debunked Claim That Most Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

    04/16/2009 4:43:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies · 5,192+ views
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2009
    "A demand for these drugs in the United States is what is helping keep these cartels in business ... more than 90% of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States," President Barack Obama said Thursday. However, Fox News debunked this claim weeks ago: "It's just not true. In fact, it's not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S."
  • GOP member calls for inquiry into DHS report

    04/16/2009 1:22:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies · 2,815+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2009 | Jordy Yager
    A key House Republican Thursday called for a hearing to investigate a Department of Homeland Security report that highlights security risks posed by extremist groups and disgruntled veterans. Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, has asked for a hearing into the matter, one day after the committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said he was “dumbfounded” by how the agency could release such a report. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has endured a barrage of congressional criticism over the report, on Thursday made the rounds of the morning news programs, appearing in five interviews...
  • Carbon Tax in Obama's $3.9-Trillion Budget Hits All Americans

    03/10/2009 12:47:38 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 955+ views
    email | March 10, 2009 | Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
    Amongst the several revenue-raising proposals in President Obama’s $3.9-trillion budget proposal is a carbon tax that will impact all American families. His budget aims to raise $646 billion through a cap-and-trade tax on energy. Last year, Peter Orszag, who was then Director of the Congressional Budget Office and is now President Obama’s Director for the Office of Management and Budget, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on a similar proposal. Speaking about a cap-and-trade proposal to cut carbon emissions by 15%, he said it would cost the average household about $1,300 a year through higher energy costs. He...