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  • Rand Paul calls for repeal of drug laws; reaches out to minority voters

    04/11/2015 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-7-2015 | Jason Russell
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., formally launched his presidential campaign Tuesday with a speech in Louisville. Among the notable quotes from Paul's speech was a comment seemingly meant to raise minority support by calling for reform of federal drug laws that disproportionately lead to incarceration of black Americans. "I see an America where criminal justice is applied equally and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed," Paul said. Paul went on to address other topics without expanding much on what kinds of laws he meant. But given his past comments, it's not hard to guess he was talking...
  • Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    04/09/2015 8:58:58 PM PDT · by Plummz · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | Red State
    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out.The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request an invitation to the convention, but was denied: However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”Further, the...
  • Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    04/09/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/9/15 | Steve Berman
    Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman. TheAPthrew him the question on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?" "You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life...
  • Rand Paul Has Something to Bring to 2016, But Be Wary

    04/09/2015 4:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | The Editors
    Senator Rand Paul is the second Republican to announce his official run for the 2016 presidential nomination. He brings some strengths to the race, and some glaring weaknesses. On the positive side of the ledger, he has emphasized outreach to members of minority groups, especially black Americans. Paul can be an appealing politician with a knack for political theater, so he has had some success in front of unfavorable audiences. Such efforts are necessary to broaden the partys appeal, and other candidates would do well to emulate Pauls work (if not his chummy pow-wow with racial provocateur Al Sharpton). The...
  • Sam Youngman: A critical look at Rand Paul and 'winnability'

    03/30/2015 6:55:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | March 30, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    Rand Paul likes to say that the Republican Party should follow the advice of painter Robert Henri, who said people should "paint like a man coming over a hill singing." But Paul, one week away from an announcement that he is running for president, often seems like a man running down a hill so fast that his feet can't keep up with his momentum. As he prepares to take a formal step onto the biggest stage in politics, Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator has previewed his campaign message as one of "winnability." "Ted Cruz is a conservative but it also...
  • PRESIDENT PAUL: Rand Paul Gets Standing Ovation At CPAC

    02/28/2015 6:19:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/15 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, with members of the conservative activist crowd chanting President Paul at one point. Paul made clear overtures to a presidential run. The video of his speech is below. Here are some highlights: Your rights are in your DNA and the government, quite frankly, can get over it. I say that your phone records are yours! I say that the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business. Hillarys war made us less safe. As Hillary was declaring victory in...
  • 25 Quotes That Show You How Much Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

    02/07/2015 4:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation. It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you, there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” —Seymour Hersh2) “I haven't seen American Sniper, but correct me if I'm wrong: An occupier mows down faceless Iraqis but the real victim is his anguished soul.” – Max Blumenthal3) “Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of...
  • Anti-Military Anthem Played at Concert for Valor

    11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Ethan Epstein
    Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of songCreedence Clearwaters famously anti-war anthem Fortunate Sonat the ostensibly pro-military Concert for Valor this evening on the National Mall? The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at "the red white and blue." It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in
  • Paul Ryan And The Lefts Racial Code-Talkers

    03/14/2014 8:21:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/13/2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Yesterday, Paul Ryan spoke at length on a conservative radio talk show about the role of work in raising people out of poverty. Asked what the Republican plan was to end poverty, he replied: In a nutshell, work works. Its all about getting people to work. And when you were one of the leaders of welfare reform in the 1990s, we got excoriated for saying that as a condition of welfare, people should go to work and it should be a bridge not a permanent system. And it worked very well, but there were dozens of other welfare programs that...
  • Obama's Historic Defense Cuts Spell Disaster

    02/26/2014 6:08:00 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced massive cuts to the size of the armed services, slashing the army to its pre-World War II size. In 2011, the army had some 566,000 soldiers; Hagel wants it cut to somewhere between 440,000 and 450,000 troops by 2019. If Congress does not add additional funding, Hagel threatens to slash that number to 420,000 by 2019.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. Its time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about dirty trick tactics used by GCHQs previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Democrats honored veterans at convention with graphics of ships from Russian Navy?

    09/12/2012 10:16:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hotair reports how Admiral John Nathman (Retired, U.S. Navy) gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention to honor U.S. Veterans while using a graphic of Soviet-Russian naval warships instead of U.S. Naval warships as the background.
  • U. S. Combat Vet Attacked By Anti-Family Judge

    07/26/2012 11:06:28 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 4 replies
    National Coalition For Men ^ | Eric Ross, PhD, | Eric Ross, PhD,
    Judge Pezzetti This Soldier Served Our Country. Now He Needs Your Support By Eric Ross, PhD, Acting President of NCFM Greater NY Chapter, Investigative Reporter, National Writers’ Syndicate In 2011 Sgt. Casey Gray was called to Active Duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Unfortunately, he was already in the midst of a “battle” − his child custody case in Oakland County, Pontiac, Michigan. In February 2011, the Hon. Elizabeth Pezzetti, presiding over his case, said in court that she would never give custody to the father because he was a soldier in the US Army. While deployed, Sergeant Gray...
  • US Muslim soldier goes on trial for base attack plot

    05/23/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | May 23, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    A US soldier accused of plotting an attack on a military base after fleeing his post as a Muslim conscientious objector went on trial Tuesday wearing a surgical mask and manacled to the floor. Courtroom security agents behind him wore protective goggles, an apparent reaction to an incident in which the soldier, Naser Jason Abdo, who claims to be HIV positive, bit his lip and spat blood at law enforcement officers. Prosecutors called the first of 43 witnesses to the stand in a bid to show that Abdo, who fled his post in Kentucky, was gathering bomb-making materials and weapons...
  • "Act of Valor" Isn't About Acting, It's About Valor

    02/29/2012 8:02:51 PM PST · by stolinsky · 14 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 03-01-12 | stolinsky
      “Act of Valor” Isn’t About Acting, It’s About Valor David C. Stolinsky Mar. 1, 2012 The film “Act of Valor” opened on Feb. 24. The film is a sort of docudrama. Most of the persons in it are not actors but active-duty SEALs. The film shows episodes that are based on actual SEAL operations, using actual SEAL equipment and tactics. Obviously, I didn’t go to such an unusual − in fact, unique − movie expecting to see polished actors reciting unrealistic dialog written by screenwriters who never heard a shot fired in anger, or fired at all. I...
  • Is Ron Paul Hero Or A Hack?

    12/29/2011 4:52:27 PM PST · by joeclarke · 20 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/29/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    Yes, Ron Paul has a bead on revamping or dissolving the Federal Reserve (I did read The Creature From Jekyll Island). Lots of corruption, secret undertakings, and opacity dominate the Federal Reserve, but what would be the alternative? A presidential, or congressional commission that oversees the U.S. banking system? No. Elected representatives overseeing the quasi government agency Fed? Not likely. Governments, for eons of time, have been in charge of the coinage, and it cannot be any other way. The Buck does Stop there.Ron Paul has no alternative to the Fed that would guarantee fairness and honesty. Ron Paul...
  • Armed Services chairman: Obama is anti-military

    09/12/2011 7:44:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/11 | Shaun Waterman
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in a harsh attack on the Obama administration Monday, accused the president of viewing American military power as a negative force in the world, and planning to gut defense spending through the congressional deficit-reduction committee. It is my suspicion that the White House and congressional Democrats designed the supercommittee process for one purpose: to force Republicans to choose between raising taxes or gutting defense, said California Rep. Howard P. Buck McKeon, the House Armed Services Committee chairman.
  • PTSD: Another Club for Hitting Vets

    04/27/2011 8:47:27 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 4 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 04-28-11 | stolinsky
    Something may be either helpful or hurtful, depending on the intentions of the user. If I see a man limping, I can offer him a cane to help him get around, or I can use the cane to beat him bloody. An idea can be used to diagnose and treat human suffering, or it can be used to stigmatize and slander the sufferer − and increase the suffering. For example, take PTSD. Dave Grossman, Lt. Col., USA (Ret.) is a former Army Ranger who became a clinical psychologist. Having looked at combat trauma from both sides, he is a true...
  • Ron Paul Has Better Chance This Time Around

    04/27/2011 5:34:00 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Brian Koenig ^ | 4/27/11 | Brian Koenig
    In an effort to tap the tea party voter base, Ron Paul announced Tuesday that he will be forming a presidential exploratory committee, offering up a second chance at the Republican presidential bid. Congressman Paul formed a sort of "cult" following during the 2008 election, raising more than $35 million but falling short of wooing any caucasus or primaries. But Paul claims the country has changed since 2008, with "literally millions of more people now concerned about things I talked about four years ago." This may be true, and so far Paul's views on high government spending and the Federal...
  • Libertarian Hero Ron Paul Launches 2012 Presidential Campaign

    04/25/2011 6:04:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 25 Apr 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    According to National Journal, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be running for president in 2012: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that hes going to try a third time. Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaigns leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will...
  • Ron Paul a month away from presidential decision (Says he'll make announcement next month)

    04/06/2011 12:34:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 04/06/2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Ron Paul, the Texas congressman and libertarian with an army of followers, says he will decide on a third presidential bid "in a month or so." But appearing on the Alex Jones Show, a syndicated radio program, Paul appeared to suggest Tuesday he is ready to take the plunge again "We are getting awfully close, and there is just a few other things that I have to iron out personally to make my final decision. But it has to come," said Paul. Paul's fundraising prowess in 2008 shocked the political establishment, though his legions of supporters failed to translate into...
  • Ron Paul for Senate?

    01/19/2011 10:46:56 AM PST · by speciallybland · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/19/2011 | Ben Smith
    Public Policy Polling is showing Ron Paul with a surprising showing of strength in early polling for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's Texas seat: The top two choices of Texas Republicans to be their Senate nominee next year are David Dewhurst...and Ron Paul. The duo is basically tied with 23% saying Dewhurst would be their top pick as the GOP candidate and 21% picking Paul. Maybe a couple years ago the thought of Senator Paul would have seemed ridiculous but after his son breezed through both the Republican primary and the general election in Kentucky last year it seems a...
  • Officer refusing homosexual training program reassigned

    01/08/2011 8:45:45 AM PST · by Purrsiancat · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 7, 2011 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    "From now on I'll be a staff officer without a bunch of people working under me, so I won't have the moral conflict with having to enforce this new policy on them. "...the state is actually standing by my position." The officer, who formerly commanded a battalion-sized unit, has strongly held religious beliefs that homosexual behavior is morally wrong, and he thinks the military will be damaged severely if it implements the Obama administration's plan to allow homosexuals to serve openly....many of the men under his command share his views. "The only real argument the senators made for repealing DADT...
  • US govt under Obama funded conference that accused US military of atrocities

    11/12/2010 4:17:00 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 12, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    The US government under Obama, through the National Endowment for the Humanities, recently used US taxpayer money to fund a conference that accused the US military of atrocities. Only coming to light in the last several days because of an intrepid professor by the name of Penelope Blake, the anti-American conference was held over the summer in Hawaii and was known by the misleadingly benign title "History and Commemoration: Legacies of the Pacific War." Since this story broke, there have been rightful calls to withhold funding to the NEH, and Professor Blake herself appeared on Hannity last night to discuss...
  • Four Men Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court of Plotting to Bomb Synagogue and....

    10/18/2010 2:08:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    Note: Chart included. Formatting will be off. Go to the original url to view the chart. NOTE The following text is a quote: FOUR MEN FOUND GUILTY IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT OF PLOTTING TO BOMB SYNAGOGUE AND JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER AND TO SHOOT MILITARY PLANES WITH STINGER MISSILES PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JAMES CROMITIE, a/k/a "Abdul Rahman," a/k/a "Abdul Rehman," DAVID WILLIAMS, a/k/a "Daoud," a/k/a "DL," ONTA WILLIAMS, a/k/a "Hamza," and LAGUERRE PAYEN, a/k/a "Amin," a/k/a "Almondo," were found guilty today after a jury trial that started on August...
  • Saunders: Obama team light on military service

    10/12/2010 7:54:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    Even though America is fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of President Obama's Cabinet are three times more likely to have attended law school than boot camp. Only two - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki - among the 16 Cabinet and six Cabinet-rank officials are military veterans. With last week's departure of National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones, a former Marine, the ranks of vets in Obama's national security inner circle just got thinner. Replacement Tom Donilon is another lawyer (and former lobbyist) with no military training.The Democratic Party has come a long way...
  • Ron Pauls Pledge to America (Southern Avenger)

    09/30/2010 6:40:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The Republican Party has a history of using desperate times to call for drastic measures and when bailing out AIG, bolstering Medicare or bombing Iraq, that party has always been willing to go big and bold on some of the largest government expansions in this nations history. But what about cutting government? You know, that stuff GOP politicians always talk about during election time? One might think that in a political environment in which so many are desperate to reverse what they see as unsustainable government growth, Republican rhetoric might at least attempt to reflect that desperation. But when GOP...
  • Barack Obama to authorise record $60bn Saudi arms sale

    09/14/2010 10:57:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 13, 2010 | Ian Black
    Barack Obama is to go ahead with plans to sell Saudi Arabia advanced aircraft and other weapons worth up to $60bn (39bn), the biggest arms deal in US history, in a strategy of shoring up Gulf Arab allies to face any military threat from Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is also in talks with the Saudis about possible naval and missile-defence upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more over five to 10 years. Plans to go ahead with the package, which has been under secret negotiation since 2007, have been known for...
  • Co-op refuses to serve soldier after return from Afghanistan - because he was still in uniform

    08/06/2010 11:42:41 AM PDT · by happygrl · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2010
    A hero soldier who had just arrived home from a tour of Afghanistan was refused service at a supermarket after being told they didn't serve people in army uniform. Sapper Anthony Walls, of the 21 Engineer Regiment, popped into the Co-op in Croydon for some beers after a gruelling 34-hour journey from Kandahar. The 27-year-old, said it was his 'first hour back in the real world' after dodging Taliban bullets for the past four-and-a-half months helping build 'the most dangerous road in Afghanistan'. But when he arrived at the till to pay he was met with a blank stare from...
  • Why We Must Carry the Fight Forward to Stop Elena Kagan

    07/20/2010 11:46:30 AM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    Move America Forward ^ | July 20, 2010 | Staff
    Why We Must Carry the Fight Forward to Stop Elena Kagan Move America Forward For our troops, we must fight to keep Kagan off the highest bench in the land Today will be a historic day for our nation as the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to either send Elena Kagan to the next step in her appointment process, or send her back to the office of Solicitor General, where she currently resides. Win or lose tomorrow, we must continue the fight to keep activist judges like Kagan, who dont respect our military or our mission to defeat radical...
  • The Reparations Administration

    07/09/2010 7:46:37 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | July 08, 2010 | Doug Ross
    Observers have characterized President Obama's many efforts to nationalize industries a systematic form of "wealth redistribution." But the activities instigated by the White House go beyond redistribution and devolve straight into reparations. Consider: Race Gender Quotas in "Financial Reform" Section 342, which declares that race and gender employment ratios, if not quotas, must be observed by private financial institutions that do business with the government. In a major power grab, the new law inserts race and gender quotas into America's financial industry... ...Section 342 sets up at least 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. Racial Preferences in Obamacare Transfer...
  • Hyper-Partisan Elena Kagans Road to the High Court

    07/02/2010 5:51:12 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-2-10 | Gary Bauer
    In introducing his last Supreme Court nominee 13 months ago, President Obama gushed forth like an out-of-control oil spill about what he saw as Sonia Sotomayors main qualificationher wisdom accumulated from an inspiring life's journey. Obama lavishly praised her distinguished career, which included having worked at almost every level of our judicial system. All this courtroom time, he assured us, provided Sotomayor with a depth of experience and a breadth of perspective that will be invaluable as a Supreme Court justice. Walking in the door, he continued, she would bring more experience on the bench and more varied experience on...
  • Is Harvard Law a Racket, a Cartel, Or the Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft?

    05/13/2010 7:53:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies · 768+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | May 13th 2010 | Michael Walsh
    The late William F. Buckley, Jr., once famously observed that he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the entire faculty of Harvard. Buckley was prescient and correct about many things, but in this case his wish turned out to be spectacularly wrong: with President Obamas choice of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, Buckleys nightmare has come true, and the Harvard faculty now really is running the country. Starting with Obama himself, whose transition team alone included 20 Crimson classmates, there are more than 70 graduates of Harvard Law in...
  • Does America Need an Anti-Military Supreme Court Justice?

    05/11/2010 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 9 replies · 250+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/11/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in rare 8-0 unanimous decision, ruled that Obama court nominee Elena Kagan was wrong to ban ROTC military recruiters from the Harvard campus in 2004-05. Even the liberals on the Court ruled against her. But Kagan went further than merely banning the military from Harvard. She attempted to ban federal funding from any institution of higher learning that allowed military recruitment on their campuses. The reason for Kagan's vendetta against the U.S. military was its 'don't ask, don't tell' policy toward gays. Interestingly enough, it was Kagan's own former employer, President Bill Clinton, who first implemented...
  • Obama Picks Anti-Military Loon Elena Kagan For Supreme Court

    05/10/2010 3:14:01 PM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 692+ views
    Gateway pundit ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Obama picked an anti-military loon to sit on the Supreme Court today. Elena Kagan expelled military recruiters from the Harvard campus in defiance of The Solomon Act. Her case was rejected by even the most liberal justices of the Supreme Court. Of course, the fact that Obama would nominate some radical with such poor judgement to the Supreme Court surprises no one. Leftwing activist Kagan protests the military. This photo shows Dean Elena Kagan protesting against the military at a LAMBDA-sponsored rally at Harvard in 2004. (HL Record) Kagan told fellow protesters at the rally: Im very opposed to two...
  • Elena Kagan, Supreme Court nominee, is a cautious pragmatist, NOT a radical

    05/10/2010 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies · 1,105+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 10, 2010 | Joshua Greenman
    Conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh have been quick to paint Elena Kagan as an "idealist" and a "radical," but her track record shows that clearly she is not. With a straight face yesterday, Rush Limbaugh whacked Elena Kagan as a pure academic idealist radical. GOP party chair Michael Steele said senators must scrutinize her endorsement of the liberal agenda. Hours after shes been nominated, theyre trying to turn the Senates duty of "advise and consent" to a nomination into the power to "despise and prevent" her from getting on the court. The reality is, Kagans appointment is more legitimately...
  • US forces not flying the flag in Haiti?

    With apologies to Cole Porter France does it, the UK does it, and even humanitarian Croats do it. The only one who wont do it is the country that has sent the overwhelming majority of supplies and resources to Haiti after their devastating earthquake. The US refuses to fly its flag at its main relief installation in Port-au-Prince, and Army Times wonders why:
  • "U.S. official set up private spy network in Pakistan: NYT

    03/15/2010 12:04:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 715+ views
    DAWN.com ^ | Monday, 15 Mar, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON: A US official identified as Michael Furlong organised a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the purpose of finding and killing suspected militants, The New York Times reported Monday. Citing unnamed military officials and businessmen in Afghanistan and the United States, the newspaper said Furlong, who works for the Defence Department, hired contractors from private security companies that employed former CIA and Special Forces members. These people gathered intelligence on the whereabouts of suspected militants and the location of insurgent camps, the report said. After that, the information was sent to military units and intelligence...
  • Serving America: Ending don't ask don't tell will draw well-qualified people into military careers

    02/06/2010 10:14:08 AM PST · by Comparative Advantage · 46 replies · 872+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2010 | Editorial
    Tuesday's unequivocal statement by the Pentagon's top two officials that openly gay men and women shouldn't be barred from serving in the nation's military should be the beginning of the end of an outdated policy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that repealing the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" policy is "the right thing to do" because the policy forces service members to lie about themselves or abandon their careers. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said ending the prohibition is inevitable, because attitudes toward gays have changed among the public...
  • Obama Reaffirms Desire to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    01/27/2010 11:18:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,442+ views
    DEFENSE.gov - AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | January 27, 2010 | by Donna Miles
    Note: The following text is a quote: Obama Reaffirms Desire to End Dont Ask, Dont Tell By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2010 President Barack Obama announced during his State of the Union address tonight that he intends to work with Congress and the military during the year ahead to repeal the so-called Dont Ask, Dont Tell law. Obama said he will aim to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are. It is the right thing to do, he said. The...
  • Avatar the movie: the religion of the left

    12/26/2009 12:15:26 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 112 replies · 6,637+ views
    Renew America ^ | 12-25-09 | Phill Kline - Review & Commentary
    December 25, 2009 Avatar the movie: the religion of the left By Phill Kline The visuals are stunning, the story borrowed and the message shallow and false. John Cameron's new epic Avatar features a jump in animation technology and a throwback of over 1,000 years to pantheism. Set in 2154, the movie features a U.S. mega-corporation mining the distant planet of Pandora for a rare mineral that suspiciously looks like a carbon spewing lump of coal. The mining is conducted with smoke belching machinery that rape the planet while the human workers are protected by Marine mercenaries from the...
  • Obama Funder Jodie Evans on Her New Tali Pals: Taliban Bring Peace and Justice, U.S. Created Hell

    12/21/2009 9:36:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 68 replies · 4,073+ views
    Big Government ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Taliban sympathizer Jodie Evans and President Barack Obama, Oct. 15, 2009 In a wide-ranging interview released this week by MIPtalk, Obama funder, terrorist sympathizer and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans spoke about her meetings with the Taliban and President Barack Obama. She lauded the Taliban for bringing peace and justice to Afghanistan while saying that the U.S. has failed to deliver either. In a separate interview with Lauren Steiner, Jodie Evans went further in her criticism of the United States saying that we had created hell on earth in Afghanistan. Jodie Evans also spoke about being called on by Obamas...
  • Person of the Year: Ron Paul

    12/17/2009 9:55:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,590+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2009-12-17 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    People often mistake being named Times Person of the Year as an honor, but that men as sinister as Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin and Rudy Giuliani have all been given the title suggests otherwise. According to Time, the award is primarily a recognition of influence and by that measure the 2009 selection of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke makes sense. Explains Time, the Fed is an independent government agency that conducts monetary policy, which means it sets short-term interest rates - which means it has immense influence over inflation, unemployment, the strength of the dollar and the strength of your...
  • Military

    12/13/2009 9:06:26 PM PST · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 299+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-14-09 | stolinsky
    What about duty, honor, country? What about comradeship? What about loyalty unto death? That about Semper Fi? What about it, Hollywood? Even liberal President Obama used his Nobel Peace Prize address to praise the role of the U.S. military in overcoming tyranny. Why cant you find a good word to say about those who are risking their lives for us all? Now that would be news.
  • The tingle in Chris Matthews leg goes to his brain

    12/02/2009 2:58:06 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,546+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Those tingles up his leg that MSNBC talker Chris Matthews gets from President Barack Obama (D) have apparently zapped Matthews' brain. Analyzing Obama's speech at West Point last night with Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews observed "It seems like in this case, there isn't a lot of excitement. I watched the cadets, they were young kids - men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn't see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth...
  • 'Dirtbag' In Chief Makes Letterman, Fund Raiser, Not Ft. Hood? G.W.B. Visits Wounded Soldiers.

    11/08/2009 12:09:38 PM PST · by kellynla · 24 replies · 1,859+ views
    idiots4obama.com ^ | November 7, 2009 | staff
    Yesterday, 13 of our own troops were killed and 30 others were injured in Fort Hood, Texas at a secure U.S. Army base and the president is nowhere to be seen. This doesn't even surprise us, but for the people who still support Obama, you now further understand why we call you 'idiots.' Signs of Trinity church, Black Liberation Theology, Bill Ayers and Marxist professors? Hmmm.... After all, President Obama seemed to make it to Manhattan last month when Goldman Sachs, his number one Wall Street campaign contributor along with several other shadow banking firms attended an expensive DNC fundraiser...
  • YouTube allows Iraqi Sniper video to stay for almost 4 months (and counting)

    11/02/2009 10:57:16 AM PST · by StarCMC · 11 replies · 1,350+ views
    This video linked here contains 13 sniper shots upon coalition forces. Specifically at: :24 1:21 1:50 2:45 3:23 3:47 4:26 5:03 5:28 6:44 7:20 7:45 8:05 There are several other instances where it appears that there may have been a sniper shot, but it's not so clear as the 13 listed above. Some will say that we can't tell what this video is really saying because we can't translate from Arabic, etc. The terrorist symbol in the upper left, coupled with the superimposed image of former President Bush over flag draped coffins leaves little to translate. This...
  • CBS announcer: Any U.S. soldier would shoot Pelosi, strangle Reid

    05/08/2009 2:36:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 359 replies · 19,969+ views
    CBS announcer: Any U.S. soldier would shoot Pelosi, strangle Reid @ 5:16 pm by Michael O'Brien CBS Sports commentator David Feherty drew criticism Friday for suggesting any U.S. soldier would murder House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) if given the chance. "From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid,...
  • THE OBAMA DOCTRINE: HUGGING FOES, HURTING FRIENDS

    04/29/2009 3:32:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 652+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    AFTER a mere 100 days, the "Obama Doctrine" for our foreign and security poli cies has emerged. And it's terrifying. The combination of dizzying naivete, dislike of our allies, disdain for our military, distrust of our intelligence services and distaste for our own country promises the worst foreign policy of our lifetimes. That includes President Jimmy Carter's abysmal record of failure. The core tenets of the Obama Doctrine to date would make a charter member of the Weather Underground cheer: We're to blame. If there are problems anywhere, they're America's fault. This central conviction of leftist ideology appears to have...
  • What Right Wing Extremists?

    04/28/2009 6:11:22 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 18 replies · 1,426+ views
    Two deputies were murdered over the weekend by a member of the Florida National Guard who was severely disturbed by the election of Barack Obama, and believed the US government was conspiring against him.