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  • DHS top dog Jeh Johnson refuses to answer Senate on scrubbing terror docs of all mention of jihad

    06/30/2016 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/30/16 | Robert Spencer
    Throughout this questioning by Ted Cruz, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson maintains that how the enemy is identified is unimportant, and that he and other intelligence and law enforcement top dogs know full well who the enemy is, and are busy foiling his plots. Cruz, in response, shreds Johnson, pointing to numerous ways in which the Obama administration’s politically correct willful ignorance led to danger signs being disregarded numerous times — danger signs that, if they had been heeded, might have prevented the Fort Hood, Boston, and Orlando jihad massacres. Johnson’s irritable arrogance here, and refusal to address the facts Cruz...
  • Which woman is living 'sustainably'?

    04/23/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    I got a phone call from my old friend “Jane” this week. Jane and I went to high school together. We’ve kept in touch over the years as our lives took radically different directions. She became a city mouse: got married, moved to Seattle and became very involved in the sustainable movement. I became a country mouse: got married, moved to a small farm in Idaho and helped start a woodcraft business. Jane’s burning ambition is to get me to live as sustainable a life as she does. She can’t understand why I don’t embrace her vastly superior green lifestyle.
  • Six New Jersey Newspapers Want Chris Christie to Resign as Governor

    03/02/2016 11:19:09 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 58 replies
    Fortune ^ | MARCH 2, 2016, 9:26 AM EST | by Tom Huddleston, Jr
    The newspapers’ editors say they are “fed up with Gov. Chris Christie’s arrogance . . . his opportunism . . . his hypocrisy.” They’re also “disgusted” with Christie’s recent endorsement of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump after he spent months “trashing” the former reality TV star on the campaign trail.
  • Volcanic spires and Joshua trees: Obama protects[sic] 1.8 million acres in California's desert

    02/12/2016 11:42:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Louis Sahagun
    Obama to designate the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains monuments under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which authorizes presidents to create national monuments on federal land to protect "objects of historic and scientific interest." With his second term winding down, Obama has now protected more than 265 million acres of land and water, more than any other administration. A year ago, Obama designated much of the Angeles National Forest as the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. The designations, which do not include funding, were supported by groups including the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Assn., the Sierra Club, Defenders...
  • Obama Quips That New Low Unemployment Number Is 'Inconvenient' For Republican Candidates

    02/05/2016 1:25:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    "Americans are working," President Obama proudly declared at a White House press conference Friday morning. He was referring to the new jobs report that revealed unemployment has dropped to 4.9 percent - the first time it's fallen below 5 percent in 8 years. The president also remarked on how his administration has added 14 million new jobs over his tenure and that over the past 6 months wages have risen at an impressive rate. He couldn't help pointing to falling gas prices as well. After gleefully sharing these new numbers, Obama quipped that the supposedly successful economy is "inconvenient" for...
  • McDonald’s Customers Upset Over Mozzarella Sticks That Lack a Key Ingredient

    01/29/2016 11:48:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 29, 2016
    First it was Internet outrage over the Reese peanut butter Christmas trees that didn't look like Christmas trees. Now it's cheese-less cheese sticks. Dozens of McDonald's customers on social media are complaining that the restaurant's mozzarella sticks are missing the cheese. The new menu item was recently launched at McDonald's as part of its "McPick 2" menu. But customers have been tweeting photos of their orders and displeasure at the lack of cheese. McDonald's issued a statement on Thursday: "We are aware of a low volume of guest concerns about our Mozzarella Cheese Sticks," spokeswoman Lisa McComb said in an...
  • Owner Of LaFerrari Caught Terrifying Beverly Hills Neighborhood Claims “Diplomatic Immunity”

    09/15/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 85 replies
    eBay Motors Blog via Yahoo News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    A YouTube video that went viral — showing a Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 911 GT3 tearing through residential streets of Beverly Hills; flying though stop signs while pedestrians waited to cross, narrowly avoiding other motorists — has caused outrage, with neighbors pleading with police to take action before someone gets hurt. According to NBC4, the owner of said vehicles is claiming “diplomatic immunity,” telling a video journalist who asked for comment, “I could have you killed and get away with it.” The name of the car’s owner has not been released, but he is rumored to be part of the...
  • The 1.5-Degree Global-Warming Target Doesn’t Matter. Here’s What Does. (other than fleecing you)

    12/11/2015 5:36:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/10/15 | Ben Geman
    **SNIP** The talks have featured a high-profile negotiation over whether the goal should remain 2 degrees, or lowered to 1.5 degrees - the target favored by a string of island nations afraid of being swallowed whole by rising seas. It's looking increasingly likely that the final deal will have at least a nod to a 1.5 degree ceiling. The latest draft accord circulating in Paris late Thursday calls for "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° C, recognizing that this would significantly...
  • Why Donald Trump’s big advantage among those without college degrees is important

    12/05/2015 7:29:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 4,2015 | Philip Bump
    On Friday, CNN/ORC released new poll data showing Donald Trump with his biggest lead in their 2016 polling -- which also gave him his highest polling average since he joined the race. One big reason for that is that Trump has a massive advantage among those who don't have a college degree, as we noted in a graph We can look at this as a microcosm of the 2016 election on the whole. Trump has consolidated a base of support; the establishment is fractured in its support for someone to stand up to him. This isn't a clean analogy, but...
  • All Bow To Her Highness: DC Mayor’s Staff Forced To Stand When She Enters The Room

    10/27/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | John Fatzick
    Employees in District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Community Affairs are apparently required to stand every time the mayor enters the room. Staff members in the office were ordered to stand up and greet Bowser when she entered the room for a meeting, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation via the D.C. government’s Freedom of Information Act online reading room. In the email dated Feb. 5, Bowser’s director of community affairs, Charon P.W. Hines directs Bernedia Long, an employee of the agency, to make sure all staff members stood up when they saw...
  • "28 Reasons I’m DONE Talking To Most Of My Conservative Friends And Family Members"

    09/19/2015 4:40:19 PM PDT · by mkmensinger · 73 replies
    Liberal America ^ | 9-19-15 | Tiffany Willis
    "Although I’ll always love you guys, I?have had to quit — for my own sanity and for the sake of our relationships — attempting to engage in intelligent conversation about politics and social issues with most of you."
  • The Gods Among Us

    06/21/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    [BIG SNIP]The Quakers’[new penitentiary system using isolation]experiment revealed that the consultation of one’s inner self without outside reference or constraints, with nothing to measure one’s self against, could produce distorted human beings who became certifiably mad. Self-proclaimed gods can turn out to be a Caligula or a Jim Jones.Just as bad as the fact consulting the inner light can result in the exhibition of mad or corrupt behavior is the fact that the newly minted gods believe themselves to be entitled to demand obeisance from us mere mortals.We mere everyday humans must bow down and worship the deities among us....
  • Americans 'overreacted' to 9/11 terror attacks because they're not as resilient as Brits

    06/02/2015 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 2, 2015 | Eleanor Harding
    Americans ‘overreacted’ to the 9/11 attacks, according to the newly appointed first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University. Terrorism expert Professor Louise Richardson said the 2001 atrocity provoked such a response because violent extremism was a ‘new experience’ in the US. Widespread panic ensued in America after al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger airliners and flew them into buildings, causing almost 3,000 deaths. In contrast, British citizens have shown themselves to be more ‘resilient’ in the face of terror when dealing with violence during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, she said.
  • Obama in surprise visit to Cuban community church in Miami [Betrays Cubans, Rubs it in their face]

    05/29/2015 2:24:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ....Obama paid a surprise visit yesterday to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles.... "The president is visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worships there," said Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman. "He will honour the sacrifices that Cuban-Americans have made in their pursuit of liberty and opportunity, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our country." ...Cuba is due to be taken off the US list of state sponsors of terrorism
  • Democrats Get a Taste of Obama’s Arrogance

    05/15/2015 7:33:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/15/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    These are not good times for the Republic (and if you laughed or scratched your head at me calling America a republic, I rest my case). But they are amusing times, at least for those of us capable of extracting some measure of mirth and schadenfreude from the president’s predicament. With the sand running out on the Obama presidency, it’s finally dawning on the president’s friends and fans that he can be a real jerk. Consider the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank. For the last six years, he’s spent much of his time rolling his eyes and sneering at Republicans. His...
  • Apple's climate change efforts might be based on misguided idealism

    04/21/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    CIO ^ | Apr 21, 2015 6:03 AM | By Jim Lynch
    Apple has made it clear that it believes in global warming, and that it wants to fix what it regards as a problem. But should the company tone down its rhetoric on the issue? Under the leadership of Tim Cook, Apple has been a vocal advocate for certain policies, including what the company calls "climate change." While some have applauded Apple's commitment to battle global warming, I'm forced to wonder if the company's efforts aren't simply misguided. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that Apple is paying attention to the environment and that it's aware of its own...
  • Flunking Civics Should No Longer Be An Option

    04/21/2015 6:01:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "Don't know much about history" -- Sam Cooke It's an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: "What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?" The person replies: "I don't know and I don't care." Each week, Jesse Watters of Fox News interviews mostly young people about politics, government, current events and history. He claims their displays of ignorance are not edited. The worst part is that the interviewees don't seem to care that they know little about their government and country. In a recent episode, interviewees...
  • Hillary’s Prickly Apologia

    03/11/2015 10:41:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3-11-15 | Frank Bruni
    “Convenience.” “Convenience.” “Convenience.” “Convenience.” Hillary Clinton’s reliance on that word during her news conference at the United Nations on Tuesday minimized the exemption from standard procedure that she allowed herself when she decided — all on her own — to use only a private email address for both personal and government business. She told reporters that she hadn’t wanted to be weighed down by a second electronic device. It wasn’t secrecy that motivated her. It was purse space and pinkie strain. And behind her forced smile, which was practically cemented in place, she seemed put out by all the skepticism...
  • James Dolan tells off fan in email

    02/08/2015 5:07:59 PM PST · by RayChuang88 · 5 replies
    ESPN website (New York subsection) ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ian Begley
    New York Knicks owner and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan told a fan to "start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks don't want you" in a contentious email exchange. In the email, Irving Bierman criticized Dolan over decisions made during his tenure as owner of the Knicks. Dolan responded by telling Bierman to root for the Nets and attacked him personally. An MSG representative confirmed to ESPN.com that the emailed response was written by Dolan.
  • It's official: Obama refuses to recognize the 2014 election results

    01/21/2015 11:37:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Herman Cain
    And he doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks.It's hard to imagine a more complete shellacking than the one Barack Obama took in the 2014 mid-term elections. Yes, I know, his name was not on the ballot. But his policies were, as he himself told us. And Democrat candidates for the House and Senate got their clocks cleaned across the country for supporting these ill-conceived policies.With a loud and clear voice, the public elected a Republican majority as a way of saying, "Enough!"Enough wealth redistribution. Enough government health care. Enough regulation. Enough hostility toward business. Enough class warfare. Enough...
  • GW Southbound Opens (President shutdown North bound lanes to drive South during rush hour)

    12/02/2014 5:59:49 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2 Dec 2014
    A sinkhole on southbound GW Parkway paired with a presidential motorcade in the opposite direction halted rush hour traffic in the D.C. area Tuesday....Several hours earlier though, the president's motorcade shut down the northbound lanes of GW to go southbound back to the White House.
  • [From January 26, 2007] 'Be not proud of race, face, place or grace'

    11/23/2014 5:09:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    southernminn.com ^ | January 26, 2007 | Tony Mustazza, Chaplain at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault
    Probably the most well-known preacher in England in the 1800s was Charles Spurgeon. My favorite quote from him is a nine-word sentence on humility. He said, "Be not proud of race, face, place or grace." I do not think that he was saying that we shouldn't have self-respect or self-esteem in each of these areas. However, there is no place for followers of the Lord to be arrogant in these areas. First, we should not be arrogant of race by thinking that one race is superior to any other race. God is the creator of all. By observing his creation...
  • The Audacity of Arrogance

    11/13/2014 3:55:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In the week following the shellacking of his party in the midterm elections, one might think that President Barack Obama would be conciliatory and humble. Instead, he has continued to be audacious -- but with arrogance rather than hope. The day after the elections, during a White House news conference, Obama said this in response to a reporter's questions about the possibility of changing focus based on the mid-term election results: "The key is to find areas where the agenda that I've put forward, one that I believe will help strengthen the middle class and create more ladders of opportunity...
  • Obama. Time for a graceful exit strategy.

    09/18/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 30 replies
    Kenny Bunk | 09/18/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    As the Republic slowly twists in the wind of the worst American Administration since George III, it is possible that even Team Obama's key kabuki players recognize that their front man, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., (or II) has been in failure mode since the heady days of Admin I. But, what to do with an Admin II fool who now dangerously believes in the omnipotent legend created for him and thus believes himself free to act on his own, and perhaps even more dangerously, to ignore the basic responsibilities of the post, namely to show up? I am hoping that...
  • Obama and Presidential Hubris

    09/11/2014 3:39:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 9/9/14 | Wallace Henley
    .....When a nation's chief executive presumes to be the sole judge of what's "right" for his nation he has crossed the fine line between a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" and a regime that cavalierly sets aside what might be the will of the people for the chief's own idea of what is "right." Such a person has gone from being a leader to a controller. Any president justifying his actions on what he alone decides is "right" for the nation has turned the constitutional republic upside down. Rather than being bottom-up, he has...
  • Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class

    07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/29/14
    A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised heck about what they saw as a slap in their Southern faces, the class instructor said Tuesday.
  • Will Obama's Illegal Hispanic Children Invasion close US Public Schools before Labor Day?

    07/10/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 36 replies
    Graewoulf | July 10, 2014 | Graewoulf
    By using summer vacation empty Public School classrooms as holding pens for the Illegal Hispanic Children Invaders, Obama has insured that these classrooms will not be de-loused and fumigated in time for Public School to start by Labor Day, 2014. This planned disruption of the normal Public School year was timed to disrupt the Fall Election Campaign, on a number of different topics, not the least of which is to provide a major distraction to numerous Obama scandals, mismanagement, and the total six year failure of the Democrat Party's Obama as a leader, both Foreign and Domestic. Did Obama time...
  • An Open Letter To Pope Francis

    06/18/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 103 replies
    Christian Order ^ | September 23, 2013 | Lucrecia Rego de Planas
    Dearest Pope Francis, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to greet you. You'll surely not remember me and I understand, since, seeing so many new people every day, it must be very difficult for you to remember all the people with whom you have conversed and lived at some point during in your life. Over the past 12 years, we happened to meet, several times, you and I, in some meetings, gatherings, and Church congresses that were held in the cities of Central and South America on various topics (communication, catechesis, education). During these pastoral meetings I had...
  • The President’s Own Arrogance Bites Him On Bergdahl

    06/05/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The trade of five of the vilest human beings on the planet for an alleged Army deserter may well have been a necessary evil – Americans don’t leave soldiers behind – but the lies behind it were not. The swapping of terrorist prisoners for a soldier would’ve been a simple story had the President of the United States not needed a distraction from his latest problem – the nearly forgotten Veterans Administration health care scandal – and to feed his ego. The President’s arrogance has hurt him yet again. You can debate all you want over the virtue of the...
  • Average Americans Think They’re Smarter Than the Average American

    05/14/2014 10:22:17 AM PDT · by dsc · 96 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | May 12, 2014 | Marina Koren
    Forget being smarter than a fifth-grader. Most Americans think they’re smarter than everyone else in the country. Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov, a research organization that uses online polling. In other words, as YouGov cleverly points out, the average American thinks that he or she is smarter than the average American. A humble 34 percent of citizens say they are about as smart as everyone else, while a dispirited 4 percent say they are less intelligent than most people. Men (24 percent) are more likely...
  • 'Negroes in the house!' Oprah shouted as her parents arrived for a visit

    04/23/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/23/14 | Laura Collins
    After 14 years of marriage to Oprah's father Vernon, Barbara Winfrey is being forced out of her marital home by Oprah, leaving her homeless Barbara refused to sign a confidentiality agreement with Oprah 'You say I never talk to you,' Oprah told Barbara in a birthday phone call. 'I'm talking to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house' When Oprah threw her Legends' Ball, Vernon and Barbara weren't on the main floor with the A-listers but tucked in a corner on the second floor. 'We weren't allowed to mingle with the celebrities,' says Barbara
  • Nobama...The Movie! See it here Exclusively on Free Republic

    04/02/2014 10:33:38 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    April 2 2014 | Meshuge
  • Will this World be for You a Tomb, or a Womb?

    02/26/2014 1:56:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/25/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the criticisms of modern liturgy, and especially modern Church music is that we sing so highly of ourselves. We are the “aware, gathered community” that, according to one song, has been “gathered in, and sung throughout all of history!” Another song seems to suggest that we have the power to “sing a new church into being.” Apparently the one Christ founded needs replacing?A popular song back in my college years was “We are the light of the world!” And while it is true that Jesus called us this, the context is clear that he meant it more as...
  • Andy goes to Hollywood

    01/24/2014 7:33:45 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/24/2014 | Bill Zwerger
    Hot on the heels of his incendiary "extreme conservatives" comment, this Thursday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took flight from the frigid, snow-covered confines of Albany for the warm embrace of sunny Southern California...... .....So this begs the question: Is Andrew Cuomo really that arrogant to think that he can get away with using taxpayer money to subsidize his sycophantic Hollywood friends who will then provide tens of thousand of dollars in kickbacks, I mean, contributions to his campaign coffers?
  • Cuomo: ‘Extreme conservatives … have no place in the state of New York’

    01/17/2014 12:16:10 PM PST · by VermiciousKnid · 163 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | January 17, 2014 | Casey Seiler
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the current “schism” in the state Republican party is a smaller version of the split causing so much damage in Washington, D.C., and that “conservative Republicans … have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
  • Phil Robertson: American Hero

    12/31/2013 4:38:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 31, 2013 | Jeffery Lord
    Well, that only took decades. Who knew that the Leftist Playbook would finally get seriously winged by a duck caller? [SNIP] As the year ends, the un-suspension of Phil Robertson is exactly the moment to understand that what Mr. Robertson and his family — who rallied to their patriarch — have accomplished is no small thing. This “controversy” in fact had nothing to do with gays or African Americans. In fact, the Robertson-A&E dust-up was merely the latest in a long — very long — line of leftist attempts to impose supposedly sophisticated moral pretensions on the rest of the...
  • Charlie Daniels to Piers Morgan: 'You Wouldn't Last Five Minutes' in the Duck Dynasty Swamps

    12/23/2013 9:22:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | december 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Charlie Daniels has had enough of CNN's Piers Morgan attacking Americans he doesn't agree with. After Morgan said about Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson via Twitter Thursday, "[T]he 1st Amendment shouldn't protect vile bigots," Daniels scolded the arrogant Brit Friday with a series of tweets that began, "Piers Morgan why don't you go back to England and straighten it out before you try to change the United States of America":
  • Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests

    12/22/2013 7:51:41 AM PST · by Errant · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/22/2013 | George Washington
    This graphic from Woods Hole in Massachusetts – one of the world’s top ocean science institutions – shows how much more cesium was dumped into the sea off Japan from Fukushima as compared to nuclear testing and Chernobyl [above]: The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests. The party line from the Japanese, Canadian and American governments are that these are safe levels of radiation. Given that those countries have tried to ban investigative journalism and have tried to cover up the scope of the Fukushima...
  • ‘It’s Kidnapping’: Hospital Takes Custody of Teen Because Her Parents Were ‘Too Active in Pursuing’

    11/20/2013 4:04:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | november 20, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A 15-year-old is stuck in a Boston hospital after the medical facility took custody of her when her parents argued against her diagnosis. For the last nine months, Justina Pelletier has been sneaking messages to her parents in Connecticut through folded origami notes. “It is kidnapping,” Lou Pelletier, the girl’s father, told WTIC-TV. The local news station investigated the case, for which a judge later issued a gag order, and has the background leading up to the ongoing custody battle:
  • As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics

    11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 190 replies
    NYTs ^ | 11/3/13 | Peter Baker
  • It’s not arrogance,just stupidity:Valerie Jarrett:“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents

    10/29/2013 6:23:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/29/13 | wesley pruden
    The Germans are in a frenzy over the disclosure that the National Security Agency (NSA) tapped Angela Merkel’s private telephone, along with the telephones of three-dozen other world leaders. It’s an embarrassment of the second magnitude, and all Barack Obama knows about it is what he reads in the newspapers. “Senior government officials” tell The Wall Street Journal that the spooks didn’t tell the president about the wiretaps “because it wouldn’t have been practical to brief him on all of them.” (He was working on his hook shot and couldn’t be disturbed.) It’s hard to imagine that the Germans believe...
  • Lies the Dems Tell Themselves

    10/27/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    During the Obama years, a potent mythology has taken root in Democratic circles. In this narrative, Democrats are victims, martyrs even, whereas Republicans are wily tricksters. Last year, there was a hyped-up fable about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. President Barack Obama told "60 Minutes," "When I first came into office, the head of the Senate Republicans said, 'My No. 1 priority is making sure President Obama's a one-term president.'" Sen. Dianne Feinstein even told the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board she heard McConnell speaking to that effect on the Senate's opening day. The thing is that the quote...
  • Unaccountable: Sebelius says she doesn't 'work for' those calling for her resignation

    10/25/2013 6:40:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/25/13
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is rebuffing calls from Republicans for her to resign over the troubled launch of the ObamaCare sign-up website, saying those asking her to resign are “people I don’t work for.” Sebelius gave the comments on a tour Thursday of an ObamaCare call center in Phoenix, which kicks off a multi-city tour by administration officials to promote the health care law amid the website's troubles. Sebelius said “no one is getting fired” over the litches and that her main focus is to get the website up and running. “The majority of people calling for...
  • The Pettiness and Arrogance of Barack Obama

    10/06/2013 4:50:32 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 37 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/06/13 | LD Jackson
    There will be some that may take exception to the tone this post will strike, but this is something that needs to be said. Have you ever witnessed a single politician with the ingrained pettiness we are seeing displayed from the White House. I have always felt whomever held the Office of President of the United States deserved respect. If for nothing else, for simply holding the highest office in our country. Even with Barack Obama, I have tried to show a modicum of respect for the office. That is no longer the case and my feeling has been brought...
  • Obamacare: Obama's Signature Chemistry Set Experiment

    10/04/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The arrogance of this president is staggering. He is so convinced he is immune from accountability that he thinks he can thumb his nose at Republicans and refuse even to come to the table and negotiate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent a memo to his party membership providing an update on the government shutdown, lamenting that Obama wouldn't negotiate and quoting author Bob Woodward's describing Obama's refusal as "baffling" and "in stark contrast to" President Clinton's approach. But unfazed, Obama will not come to the table. This is always the attitude he cops with Republicans. "I don't want you...
  • Yesterday, Obama Was Not My President--or Yours

    09/17/2013 11:48:54 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 45 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | September 17, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Monday, while the death toll mounted at the Navy Yard, President Barack Obama delivered a strident partisan tirade against Republicans, using the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse to score political points ahead of the debt ceiling debate. It was an appalling act of division and insensitivity, and unlike George W. Bush's My Pet Goat moment on 9/11, it was a calculated abdication of leadership. -SNIP- It was an insult to the victims and their families, a slap in the face to the nation as a whole, a dereliction of the simplest duty of empathy and discretion. He...
  • Santelli Rants Against The Intellectual Arrogance Of The "Intellectuals"

    09/13/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/13 | Tyler Durden
    The American public is "just too darn stupid to get it." That is the message that CNBC's Rick Santelli hears from the mainstream media when discussing polls that suggest US citizens are against a rise in the debt ceiling. Perhaps, as he exclaims, "we should only poll the Harvard and Princeton professors," since they have such a good grasp of reality. But, it is the "giant leap of faith" that the Fed can really move unemployment and keep the economy humming along to support the level of equities that has the Chicagoan irate. Congress - listen up - he explodes,...
  • DOCTRINE OF CRIMINALITY

    09/04/2013 7:49:43 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 13 replies
    Bible Study Notes R. B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries | 3/7/89 | R. B. Thieme, Jr.
    DOCTRINE OF CRIMINALITY The criminal is an irresponsible person. All criminality is the product of human volition. Criminals are not criminals because of their environment, but because of the function of their volition in relationship to the trends of the old sin nature. Irresponsibility is a basic characteristic of the criminal-type person.The criminal is not a mature person because he does not take the responsibility for his own decisions in life. Therefore, criminality is characterized by irresponsibility and childishness. The criminal is not responsible, answerable, or accountable to any authority in life.Therefore, the criminal lives in a state of self-fragmentation...
  • Narcissism Nation

    08/26/2013 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    We have become a nation of relentless self-promoters. Every day I check my email inbox and find it full of messages like “my media availability this week is…”, “I will be on TV or radio…”, “I am available for interviews,” or “my new book is available…” The onslaught of people promoting themselves makes it extraordinarily difficult for editors, funders and media to sift through potential talent, there is simply too much. Everyone wants to be a star, and the advent of YouTube and social media has made it appear to be readily attainable. The Internet’s democratization of access to publicity...
  • Obama's Scandals -- and His Media Co-Conspirators

    05/23/2013 7:39:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | Larry Elder
    How does President Barack Obama, a man of such keen intelligence, with such promise to "change" America, find himself in so much serious trouble? From the IRS targeting conservatives to the continued confusion over what happened at Benghazi to provoking a battle with The Associated Press by subpoenaing phone records that could involve as many as 100 reporters, what went wrong? The answer is simple: arrogance, aided and abetted by a compliant, adoring "news" media. CNN's Roland Martin urged the president to "go gangsta" on conservatives who wouldn't confirm his political appointments. Supporters like MSNBC's the Rev. Al Sharpton publicly...