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  • Celebrity Hypocrites

    12/11/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | John Stossel
    I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but "not capitalist democracy." Actor Martin Sheen says, "That's where the problem lies ... It's corporate America." And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. "It's a very entrepreneurial business. You...
  • CNN: Sebelius Falsely Claimed She's Not Eligible for ObamaCare

    10/30/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/30/13 | John Nolte
    As CNN points out, that is simply false: Sebelius is actually legally allowed to get insurance over the exchange but she would have to forego the employer contribution to her premiums. In the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, that employer contribution accounts for a majority of her premiums. In order to get a private health insurance plan through Obamacare, Sebelius would have to pass up what surely amounts to more than $10,000 in annual compensation.
  • Guess whose Company won the bid for CA high speed rail?

    04/24/2013 6:56:41 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 32 replies
    The Daily Paul (yes, that Paul) ^ | 4/24/2013 | "RonPaul4Prez2012 "
    Dirty Business as Usual at California High Speed Rail From the article: Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. Put another way, who is the most likely person to win it if there is political patronage? Both questions have the same answer: Richard Blum, the husband of California senator Diane Feinstein. So, who won the contract? Blum, of course, as the principle owner of Tutor Perini, the...
  • W.H.: 'No set price' for meeting with Obama

    03/04/2013 10:29:17 AM PST · by null and void · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/4/13 12:53 PM EST | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    There is no "set price" to meet with President Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday amid continued outcry over the role of Organizing for Action, the outside group supporting the president's agenda. "Any notion that there is a set price for a meeting with the president of the United States is just wrong," Carney said during his daily briefing. Since OFA is intended to back the president's agenda, it makes sense that Obama would meet with the group, Carney said. "As anyone would expect, the president would likely meet with their representatives to discuss his agenda." "But,...
  • Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

    09/04/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    p>I won't run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don't already know them by heart, you'll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for "hating women" while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I've got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a "war on women" while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video...
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • The socialist president plays host to capitalism

    12/15/2010 7:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    The titans of American industry were all assembled at the White House complex Wednesday. There was Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. There was Kenneth Chenault, the chairman of American Express. And there was Barack Obama, the sometimes owner of General Motors, Chrysler, Citibank, Bank of America, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The president's advance team handled it like a state visit. The Secret Service shut down Lafayette Square as the CEOs huddled inside Blair House -- where foreign dignitaries often stay. The U.S. Park Police were mounted, the presidential limousines were idling, and men with scary-looking weapons stood...
  • Bill Gates: Capitalism Has 'Systemic' Problems Government Should Address

    11/10/2010 12:15:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 119 replies
    Bill Gates: Capitalism Has 'Systemic' Problems Government Should Address Bill Gates says that the federal government’s job is to address the “systemic” problems of capitalism. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com) - The CEO and Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates said that capitalism’s “systemic" problems are not doing enough for research and “the needs of the poorest.” “In general, the world under funds research because the person who takes the risk of doing the research doesn’t capture the full benefit of having done it and so you know, capitalism does amazing things but it has one systemic problem...
  • 41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

    09/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 140 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Andrew Malcom
    Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp. Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest. They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations. We...
  • Mystery surrounds Villaraigosa's duties at free-ticket events [L.A. mayor]

    06/24/2010 12:46:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | June 23, 2010 | David Zahniser
    At the heart of the current controversy involving free tickets at Los Angeles City Hall, one question stands out: If Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended big-time entertainment events because he was conducting city business, why did he not keep better records of those public duties? For weeks, Villaraigosa has argued that he appeared in an official capacity at dozens of concerts, sporting events and awards shows since 2005, from sitting in box seats at Dodger Stadium to attending a 2007 performance by R&B singer Mary J. Blige at L.A. Live. Those duties, he said, exempted him from the law that would...
  • Jarrett and Axelrod given car privileges reserved for national security officials

    05/11/2010 8:01:59 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/11/10 | Jon Ward
    President Obama has expanded the very small group of top aides who are given the privilege of taxpayer-funded personal drivers — who take them from their house to work and back home again each day — to include two top political advisers. The Bush White House did not give the same privileges to any of its political advisers, according to former Bush administration officials. There is a record of the Clinton White House doing so once for two months, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller. Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, both senior advisers to the president, have been...
  • The Obama SCOTUS Nominee: [Socialist] Elena Kagan

    05/10/2010 10:35:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 400+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-10-10 | Curt
    What an unbelievable act of cronyism: President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, choosing a candidate with no judicial experience but a reputation as a consensus-builder to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Let the examination begin. Senators pledged to scrutinize Solicitor General Elena Kagan in the weeks ahead after President Obama on Monday nominated her to the Supreme Court, choosing a candidate with no judicial experience but a reputation as a consensus-builder to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Jack M at Ace of Spades HQ has it down pat after imagining a...
  • Caption the Obamas and other attendees at the WH Correspondents' Dinner

    05/03/2010 5:18:27 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 51 replies · 1,405+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/1/10 | staff
    With Jay Leno and Matt Winkler from Bloomberg News. (Michelle wore red, for May Day)Sen. Chris Dodd and Michael Bloomberg.Chevy ChaseLarry KingRupert Murdoch and Tim GeithnerArianna Huffington and Joy Behar.Jessica Simpson and Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious")Dennis Quaid and Queen Latifah.Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlaneThe one who was supposed to move out of the country in November, 2004.No, it's not Madonna. That's Donatella Versace.Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio of 'Top Chef'.King, MacFarlane, and Jeff Probst.Tracy MorganColin Powell and Joy Behar.Chelsea Handler (female equivalent of Bill Maher) and Katie Couric.Cynthia NixonJon Bon Jovi is pleased to introduce his wife to race-baiter Al Sharpton.Peter...
  • Pelosi Statement on Chairman Charles Rangel

    03/03/2010 8:05:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 894+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 03/03/2010 Pelosi Statement on Chairman Charles Rangel Washington, D.C - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this morning on Chairman Charles B. Rangel: "Chairman Charlie Rangel has informed me of his request for a leave of absence from his duties and responsibilities as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. I will honor his request. "I commend Chairman Rangel for his decades of leadership on jobs, health care, and the most significant economic issues of the day."
  • Charlie Rangel News Conference Live Thread 9:00AM

    03/03/2010 5:52:33 AM PST · by JRochelle · 73 replies · 4,079+ views
    wlsam.com ^ | 3/3/2010 | Staff
    Rangle is holding a news conference in 15 minutes. Will he throw in the towel? No link yet.
  • Obama targets "tax cheats" seeking government work

    01/20/2010 9:02:28 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 53 replies · 1,712+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 20, 2010 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama ordered federal agencies on Wednesday to take measures to prevent companies that are delinquent in paying taxes from obtaining new government contracts. Obama also instructed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to review the accuracy of companies' reports on their tax obligations to be sure they are truthful. "We need to be sure that when a company says it's paying taxes, that company is, in fact, paying taxes," Obama said. The move is the latest in a series of populist-toned events Obama, a Democrat, has emphasized to generate support for his political and legislative...
  • Joe Wilson Proposes Forcing Congress Onto Government Health Insurance Plan

    11/05/2009 10:00:07 AM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 2,804+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2009 | Staff
    Though Republicans oppose the so-called "public option," Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., is proposing the requirement to draw attention to the plan's alleged flaws. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson proposed an amendment Wednesday that would force all members of Congress to receive health insurance coverage through the government-run plan proposed in the House's reform bill. Though Republicans oppose the so-called "public option," the South Carolina gadfly -- who gained notoriety for shouting "you lie" at President Obama during his address to Congress two months ago -- is proposing the requirement to draw attention to what he sees as the plan's flaws. "They...
  • Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

    10/14/2009 8:09:08 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 136 replies · 7,813+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders. But Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The Associated Press that the bill approved Tuesday by the Finance Committee needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs, and protect Medicare. Nevertheless, she joined her Maine GOP colleague Sen. Olympia Snowe in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes.