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  • Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

    03/17/2014 9:08:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 247 replies
    Time ^ | March 17, 2014 | John Arlidge
    Apple's design chief helped transform computing, phones and music. The company's secrecy and Ive's modesty mean he has never given an in-depth interview—until now. 'Hello. Thanks for Coming' We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, chat, date and have sex. Many of us spend more time with his screens than with our families. Some of us like his screens more than our families. For years, Ive’s natural shyness, coupled with the secrecy bordering on paranoia of his employer, Apple, has meant we have known...
  • IV Cellular presents "Freedom Isn't Free"

    03/10/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Illinois Valley Cellular·
    "The Middle East Memorial Wall" Unbelievable that I never heard of this !!!!! "The Middle East Memorial Wall" This is incredible! The heart of the American people, represented by a cellular company, who would have ever thought it would be like this and not our own government making this kind of thing happen across the country? Had no idea this was in existence. How many of you have ever seen or heard anything about this beautiful Memorial? God Bless America!!! We can do things like this without the Government getting involved. Please send this on to all your friends especially...
  • An Outline of The Political Significance of the Common Core

    03/04/2014 4:20:22 AM PST · by GailA · 37 replies
    Mark Garrison ^ | January 23, 2013 | Mark Garrison
    Right wing think tanks have taken a principled stand against the CCSSI on the grounds that it violates the constitution and laws of the United States[6]. Folks at Schoolsmatter and Susan Ohanian are almost lone wolfs on the left in vigorously targeting the CCSSI as “authoritarian”, and exposing the role venture philanthropy (especially Bill Gates) plays in imposing the CCSSI.
  • Obama promises gun control “with or without Congress.”

    03/03/2014 7:30:43 PM PST · by MDDonigan · 31 replies
    Freedom Fathers ^ | Feb. 24 2014 | Max Donigan
    In yet another infringement on the Constitution, Obama is crossing the line with his gun-control policies. Though his ambitious gun control agenda of 2013 is considered to be dead on Capitol Hill, President Obama is ceaseless in his flagrant abuse of the 2nd Amendment. Obama promises gun control “with or without Congress.” Despite resistance, Obama has expressed renewed support for his legislative agenda of gun prohibition. Including, among other sweeping legislative reforms, a controversial ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines and a strict ban on assault weapons. As well as costly universal background checks for gun purchasers. Many on Capitol Hill,...
  • GOP insiders back Rubio in 2016

    02/02/2014 5:11:23 AM PST · by chicagolady · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | feb 01 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) political stock is rated a buy by major Republican fundraisers in Washington, who are bullish on Rubio’s future as a 2016 presidential candidate. A group of Republican fundraising heavyweights and wise men in Washington’s business community are solidly behind Rubio, and see him not only as someone who could win the White House, but someone they can work with. The fundraisers include Bill Paxon, a former New York lawmaker who is now a senior adviser at Akin Gump; Dirk Van Dongen, the president of the National Wholesalers Association; and Wayne Berman, a big-time donor with a...
  • [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video

    01/23/2014 6:23:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Guns Save Life.net ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video January 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post First off, Colion Noir got featured on Fox News’ The Five. Bravo man. You know you’re doing something right when you get the mainstream media’s panties in a wad. If you aren’t aware, Noir made a video on Martin Luther King Jr Day for the NRA News in his role as an NRA News Contributor. The video focused on the fact that MLK saw the need for firearms for self defense and even...
  • Proud Gray-Haired Geezer

    01/03/2014 8:46:16 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 4 replies
    From an email | Unknown
    The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.  If all of us "old farts" have all of the money, then let us try to elect someone who might be near honest and not be after feathering their own nests.                They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire.  Others have been...
  • Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83

    01/02/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    AvWeb.com ^ | Dec 31, 2013
    Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83 Kenneth Schechter, who died earlier this month in Fairfield, Calif., at age 83, had been just 22 years old when he survived an unusual blind landing in Korea. Schechter was flying an A-1 Skyraider above the Korean coastline on his 27th combat mission, in 1952, when an enemy shell blew the canopy off his airplane and metal fragments struck both of his eyes. "I'm blind! For God's sake, help me!" he cried into his radio. "I'm blind!" He was answered by Lt. j.g. Howard Thayer, who served with him on the...
  • Good Ol’ Boy, Inc.

    12/31/2013 6:45:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | December 31, 2013 4:00 AM | Victor Davis Hanson
    December 31, 2013 4:00 AM Good Ol’ Boy, Inc. Reality shows about gold miners, ax men, and ice-road truckers are a far cry from the Kardashians. By Victor Davis Hanson The hysteria over Duck Dynasty reminds us that cable TV is currently inundated with working-class, white-guy reality shows. Top-drawing, relatively low-cost realities showcase gold miners, oil drillers, hunters, locomotive drivers, off-the-grid backwoods eccentrics, fishermen, crabmen, truck drivers, ax men, moonshiners, or the new generation of Beverly Hillbillies. The list of the particular subspecies of the muscular classes is endless. These shows share a few common themes. They do not take...
  • Seal Commander Says Special Operations Assault On Obama Has Begun!

    12/30/2013 8:00:01 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 41 replies
    Conservative Infidel (Blog) ^ | December 29, 2013 | William Wallace Posted by Benjamin Franklin
    By William Wallace Posted by Benjamin Franklin Liberty Digest Last week saw US Military Special Forces be raised to the forefront of the political picture. Retired Navy Seal Commander Ryan Zinke stepped up and says that the Special Operations Assault on President Obama has just begun. Last week it seemed like your typical week in the saga of President Obama accusing Republicans of unfairly criticizing him over the Benghazi situation and leaked classified information. Trouble is, it wasn’t the pesky Republicans he should have been blaming for the attack on his presidency. It is not an unfair assessment either, considering...
  • Patriotic Educational Christmas Gifts for Kids 6-12?

    11/27/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 12 replies
    Shameless Vanity | November 27, 2013 | AZLiberty
    Going into the shopping season, any ideas for Christmas gifts that inspire patriotism -- for kids 6-12 years?
  • Interview: David Mamet's Conservative Conversion

    11/26/2013 6:26:02 AM PST · by machman · 4 replies
    the Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/2013 | wsj
    Very good interview of him explaining his conversion from liberal to conservative. 35 minutes long.
  • Darth Vader: If you like your planet, you can keep it

    11/18/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
  • Nationwide Film Screening Helps Americans Support Veterans on Veterans Day Nov 11, 2013

    10/31/2013 4:51:13 PM PDT · by huldah1776
    Business Wire ^ | October 30, 2013 | NA
    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The national non-profit, Stop Soldier Suicide, is asking Americans to stand up for Veterans by taking a seat at the movies on Veterans Day to screen a critically acclaimed film, Happy New Year. This film raises awareness of the struggles Soldiers go through as they transition home and the issues surrounding PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and suicide. “But if tickets don’t presell, the movie won’t happen, which would send a very sad message to our veterans.” The screenings are hosted nationwide by people who signed up via Stop Soldier Suicide’s Facebook page. One is a mother who lost...
  • Stand Down Marines & Supporters-No Change to Male Cover-Vanity

    10/25/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    Marine Corps Facebook Page ^ | October 25, 2013 | Marines
    Despite what you may have seen in other headlines, there will be no change to the male uniform cover. Straight from the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos: 1. The President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover. 2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business. 3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.
  • Sustainable-development-the-evil-facing-america

    10/25/2013 5:39:59 AM PDT · by elephant · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | October 16, 2013 | Tom DeWeese
    On July 23, 2004, I addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. Freedom 21 was the first coalition of limited government/private property advocacy groups. Freedom 21 eventually sponsored 10 national conferences and educated and trained a cadre of leaders to fight Agenda 21. But in 2004, George Bush was in the White House two years after the devastation to individual liberty, free enterprise and private property that defined the Clinton Presidency. Yet, pre-TEA Party, so many Americans failed to understand the threat they faced. The movement was divided into fractured issues. Even the major Conservative organizations refused...
  • When the Rinos Cave and They Will, a New Party will Emerge

    10/13/2013 7:07:53 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 37 replies
    b.b.e.b.
    I think we know the fix is in! We all know most Republicans have no balls and will sell the American people short once again. How can we blame them? I am sure they are being coerced, wined and dined, bribed and god knows the NSA info is ripe for blackmail. It is broken, two parties have become big fat pigs, sucking off the trough so much, us peons no longer have a chance. Together they ignore our needs and pass laws that just do us harm. They are in actuality corporations, neither pay taxes and they have control of...
  • Jerry Clower

    10/04/2013 5:56:57 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    You Tube | 04 Oct 2013 | US Navy Vet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy_LMyvHTJ8 Part One and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy_LMyvHTJ8 Part Two
  • TN senator bob corker a YES to 0'care vote NOT answering phone

    10/01/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT · by GailA · 19 replies
    self ^ | 10/01/13 | GailA
    Called US senator bob corker's office this morning, greeting was due to gov't shut down we are not taking calls, leave a message...voice mail full. US senator lamar alexander another YES to 0'care vote has office staffed and they were answering the phones. I suspect a lot of the RINOS will pull corker's trick so they don't have to hear how ANGRY we are on 0'care's REPEAL.
  • Levinonomics for America

    08/29/2013 8:04:53 AM PDT · by mahatmakanejeeves2 · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 08/29/13 | Mark R. Levin
    America is in a constitutional crisis as well as an economic crisis. The problem is not just Barack Obama. It is the entire Democrat party, which has been taken over by Marxists (that is a literal truth and not just hyperbole), and which caused and continues to perpetuate both crises.
  • The Architect of Destruction

    08/25/2013 5:34:27 PM PDT · by flyover · 11 replies
    email | Maureen Scott
    Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and retired to Richmond, VA, in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions, as do I. Our Pledge of Allegiance, a military band playing the National Anthem, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, inspire her passion and views. Her life is guided by a firm belief that truth is the most important virtue, and that God knows what He is doing with her. She is my guest writer today,...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star surprises Beaver County couple at camo wedding

    08/17/2013 4:43:41 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 29 replies
    WTAE TV ^ | 08/17/2013 | NA/WTAE TV Pittsburgh
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Decked in camouflage, a Beaver County bride and groom said "I do" Saturday at the new Field & Stream store opening in Cranberry Township. At the wedding was a very special guest to surprise the couple. It was Mehgan Cook's dream to walk down the aisle to duck calls. Surrounded by friends, family, and a couple hundred strangers, the 26-year-old bride married Charlie Miller in the middle of the new outdoors store. The bride wore a camouflage sash, the groom wore his boots, and the two married under an arbor of wild animals, but the couple wasn't...
  • Audio: Ted Cruz says only GOP "Surrender Caucus" stands in the way of defunding Obamacare

    07/25/2013 2:49:16 PM PDT · by exist · 19 replies
    Ted Cruz tells Sean Hannity that Republicans have the procedural power to defund Obamacare without "a single Democrat vote"-- needing only 41 Republicans in the Senate or 218 Republicans in the House...
  • Perfect picture for American Party to be.

    07/24/2013 6:59:21 AM PDT · by Samogon · 51 replies
    http://www.traditionalamericansforliberty.com ^ | unknown | http://www.traditionalamericansforliberty.com
    Just saw this picture on Drudge, and looked-up a better resolution. Sometimes we forget what our national symbol is. Not a donkey nor an elephant. If we ever get to establish new political party representing our values, it's symbol should be this:
  • Very public verbal slap aimed at Obama: Snowden up for Nobel Peace Prize

    07/17/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT · by KevinWhiteman · 23 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 17 July, 2013 | TK Whiteman
    A hero to some, villain to others, Edward Snowden has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize by a Swedish university professor who also took a less-than-subtle swipe at Barack Obama, as reported by Russia Today (RT) on July 16, 2013. Professor Stefan Svallfors of Sweden's Umeå University has formally nominated one of America's most wanted men, former-NSA employee Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize on the grounds of his “heroic effort at great personal cost.”
  • The Differences Between Negative and Positive Rights

    05/16/2013 3:42:29 PM PDT · by d_focil · 25 replies
    The Shadow Review ^ | 5/15/2013 | David Focil
    One of the problems with positive rights though, which conservatives and libertarians tend to point out, is that in order for them to mean anything in practice, someone else will inherently have to provide the means by which they are given. For example, if you have the right to health-care, then a doctor or nurse will have to at some point, render that care. Either the medical practitioner will have to be paid for his or her rendering of care, or he or she will have to be compelled to render it. This is manifestly different from a negative right...
  • Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire

    05/14/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Full title: Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire as it's fastened to America's tallest building A camera attached to the bottom of One World Trade Center's highest component has provided dizzying footage from the top of New York City's tallest building.The final section of the spire, adorned with an American flag, was lifted by crane to the top of the skyscraper on Friday.A GoPro camera mounted near its base documented the careful rise of the iron piece, as dozens of construction workers watched in awe.    (edit)
  • This North Dakota Mom, 77, Reared 69 Kids

    05/13/2013 4:28:35 AM PDT · by Freeport · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11, 2013 | JAMES R. HAGERTY
    DUNSEITH, N.D.—Few mothers are likely to get more cards, flowers and phone calls this Sunday than Joyce Dumont. Mrs. Dumont, 77 years old, a Native American of the Chippewa tribe, is at the root of a family tree so tangled that it seems more like a forest. By her reckoning, she has had 69 kids—including six through childbirth, five stepchildren, 11 who were adopted, several dozen foster children and a few who simply moved in when they had no better place to go. Her latest three were adopted by Mrs. Dumont and her husband, Buddy, also 77, over the past...
  • Triggers In Gang Of Eight Bill Aren’t Triggers At All

    04/29/2013 6:39:52 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 4 replies
    Senator Sessions Website ^ | Apr. 29th, 2013 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    The central sales pitch for the Gang of Eight’s immigration legislation has been the claim of strong border security triggers that are supposed to be the “toughest border immigration enforcement measures in U.S. history.” But a close examination of the legislation reveals that the promised enforcement is nowhere to be found. The triggers aren’t triggers at all—and in fact would actually weaken requirements previously enacted by Congress—while granting extraordinary new discretion to the Department of Homeland Security to waive security protocols, removal proceedings, and denials of entry. The day the bill passes, there will be an effective amnesty for the...
  • Signs on Northbound on I-5 near Chehalis , WA (88 miles south of Seattle )

    04/19/2013 7:38:00 AM PDT · by diverteach · 56 replies
    it makes sense blog ^ | Feb 6, 2011 | professor1
    The federal government is now petitioning to have these signs removed or Washington state will be denied additional monies for interstate highways. The State of Washington replied, they will secede from the Union rather than be intimidated. These are a matter of free speech paid for by a private citizen. It seems the Obama government uses intimidation and ignores the first amendment when they want to silence someone. Northbound on I-5 near Chehalis , WA (88 miles south of Seattle )
  • BUSH KEPT AMERICA SAFE; OBAMA HAS FAILED

    04/15/2013 8:50:52 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 112 replies
    Somebody has to say it. | April 15, 2013 | Lancey Howard
    George W. Bush kept the homeland safe for nearly eight years following the terror attacks of 9/11, right up until the end of his term as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Barack Hussein Obama has now FAILED, and that FAILURE is the direct result of his hatred for America and its military, and his policies of weakness and appeasement. Somebody had to say it, because the dinosaur Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms sure won't (although if the shoes were on the other feet they'd be having themselves a hot tub rodeo blaming the Republican President). Can you say, "Obama FAILED"?...
  • Stop sending US jobs to China. Bring back US jobs which were exported. (Now)

    04/06/2013 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    (self) | (self)
    OK just raising the topic, lest we get too concerned with North Korea and forget about everything else. China is now the largest exporter in the world. China now makes row, after row, after row of manufactured goods which used to be made in the United States, when we have an unemployment rate closer to 5%. Our actual unemployment rate is now more line 15%. NEITHER PARTY is doing squat, about this.
  • Booted for Saying "Bless You"

    03/31/2013 8:28:36 PM PDT · by slslady1 · 19 replies
    Personal | 3/31/13 | Slslady1
    So today, on this Holiest of days, in remembrance of our Lord who sacrificed his life for our sins, I was booted from a supposed Free speech political discussion group for telling someone who was alone today, "Bless You". True, it was a blessing to a progressive, yet supposedly an American. It's not like I was wishing God's blessing on someone from an alternate religion. Anyone from another religion would understand the well wishes of "Bless you", anyone but an atheist, and even then, their disparity would be vociferously pronounced. So when did it become a sin to wish someone...
  • Give gun owner identification the same rules as voter id voter id

    01/29/2013 8:57:48 PM PST · by vegava · 15 replies
    What do my fellow Freepers think about holding gun owners to the same identification standards as voters? Liberals don't think we have a voter fraud issue, I don't think we have a gun owner issue. Make sense?
  • Want To Tell The State To Stick It? Homeschool Your Kids.

    01/22/2013 9:53:44 AM PST · by billflax · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/22/2013 | Bill Flax
    "This notion that the children belong to the state, that their education must be provided for by the state … is inimical at every step to liberty.” – J. Gresham Machen The swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle rebuke at America’s ever expanding nanny state. Under both parties, Washington has systematically invaded private spheres and co-opted public services historically performed by local bodies. But a spontaneous groundswell of freedom minded folks has continued America’s rich inheritance of rugged individualism. The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance. You won’t encounter a more neighborly bunch....
  • Eliminating feminist teacher bias erases boys' falling grades, study finds

    01/19/2013 2:21:14 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 17, 2013 | Hilary White
    ... After fifth grade, he found, student assessment becomes a matter of “a teacher’s subjective assessment of the student’s performance,” and is further removed from the guidance of objective test results. Teachers, he says, tend to assess students on non-cognitive, “socio-emotional skills.” This has had a significant impact on boys’ later achievement because, while objective test scores are important, it is teacher-assigned grades that determine a child’s future with class placement, high school graduation and college admissibility. Eliminating the factor of “non-cognitive skills…almost eliminates the estimated gender gap in reading grades,” Cornwell found. He said he found it “surprising” that...
  • AGENDA: Grinding America Down (full movie) Free to watch on Vimeo for a limited time

    01/07/2013 12:49:38 AM PST · by KGeorge · 27 replies
    Copybook Heading Productions, LLC ^ | 2 months ago | Curtis Bowers
    If you have any doubt of the immediate, urgent danger confronting America- or even if you don't, please take the time to watch this documentary. And please share it widely. AGENDA: Grinding Down America was written, produced, & directed by Curtis Bowers. He is joined by people like The Hon. Ed Meese III, Brannon Howse (founder/ president of the American Family Policy Institute), Phyllis Schlafly (founder/ president of Eagle Forum), The Hon H. L. Richardson (former State Senator from California & founder of Gun Owners of America), authors Dr David Noebel (Understanding The Times, also founder & president of Summit...
  • Dangerous old men in history....stay off their lawns.

    01/06/2013 1:02:44 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 19 replies
    web links ^ | variety | Variety
    We all remember the famous line delivered by the fictional Walt Kowalski played by Clint Eastwood. Walt, was a recently widowed UAW worker and Korean War veteran. Delivered from behind a freshly charged and precisely aimed M-1 Garand to a trespassing Asian gang member rolling in Walt's begonias' one night.....it definitely got the point across. As Walt would say later to three other wayward "utes" picking on a young girl as he calmly leveled his M1911 at them with a sneer....."Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have f#$ked with? That's me." Such men...
  • The New Year’s First Heist

    01/03/2013 3:32:25 PM PST · by reboot · 2 replies
    Laissez Faire Today ^ | January 3, 2013 | Douglas French
    The high priests of the civic religion are very worried that people no longer seem to trust government. The law stands discredited. Once-hallowed institutions are under fire and losing status. People are openly loathing public officials. Movies, television, and best-selling books urge revolt. Most people don’t bother to vote. And these priests wonder why. Here’s an example of why. As the year opened, the House, Senate, and president all collaborated to enact the largest tax increase in human history — under the cover of night on the first day of the year, on the 100-year anniversary of the income tax....
  • Philadelphia School District Plans to Close Dozens of Schools

    12/31/2012 10:15:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | 12.31.2012
    PHILADELPHIA — Like many public schools here, University City High School is underused, underfinanced and underperforming. William R. Hite Jr., the schools superintendent, says the closings will help keep the district solvent. More Photos » Nearly 80 percent of its 11th-grade students read below grade level in statewide tests this year, while 85 percent failed to make the grade in math. Last year, about only a quarter of its students participated in precollege testing like the SAT. Largely because of the lure of local charter schools, the school is one-quarter full, with fewer than 600 students for its nearly 2,200...
  • "Dec. 21, 2012... The End of the World?" By Dr. Peter Jones

    12/12/2012 10:32:09 AM PST · by truthxchange · 11 replies
    www.truthxchange.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Dr. Peter Jones
    12.21.12… THE END OF THE WORLD? After the recent elections, someone wrote: “The world ended on Nov 6, 2012.” America will survive an election, but people the world over are panicking because they believe the ancient Mayan calendar which apparently predicted that 12/22/12 would be history for the entire planet. Recently, thousands of letters, some threatening suicide, have poured into government agencies like NASA. But there is a brighter side. According to many experts, the Mayan calendar does not predict the absolute end of the world, but only the end of a cycle, thus offering a hopeful new beginning. Indeed...
  • Rivkin and Casey: The Opening for a Fresh ObamaCare Challenge

    12/06/2012 11:19:12 AM PST · by american_steve · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2012 | David Rivkin and Lee Casey
    ObamaCare is being implemented, having been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court in June in a series of cases now known as National Federation of Independent Business v. HHS. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that the court took a law that was flawed but potentially workable and transformed it into one that is almost certainly unworkable. More important, the justices also may have created new and fatal constitutional problems. ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act, was conceived as a complex statutory scheme designed to provide Americans with near-universal health-care coverage and to effectively federalize the nation's health-care system....
  • Vanity

    11/29/2012 12:43:13 PM PST · by FloridaGeezer · 14 replies
    I tried to post this vanity a week or so ago but was refused publication. This is my second attempt. If the United States is ever going to control the war-like actions of our president we must pass a law could throw him out of office rather quickly. My proposal is that any legislator could call for the impeachment and removal from office if he/she has not sought congressional approval of the use of our military within 30 days.
  • Brace Yourself: Islamization of Europe Is A Good Thing

    11/11/2012 8:11:17 PM PST · by KGeorge · 69 replies
    YNet News ^ | 11 November 2012 | Kobi Nashoni
    Islamization isn't only happening in Europe. If these are our "allies", I'd sure hate to hear what our enemies have to say about us. According to Rabbi Baruch Efrati, "Jews should 'rejoice at the fact that Europe is paying for what it did to us for hundreds of years by losing its identity.' " "With the help of God, the gentiles there will adopt a healthier life with a lot of modesty and integrity, and not like the hypocritical Christianity which appears pure but is fundamentally corrupt," he explained." "even if we are in a major war with the region's...
  • Turning The Country Conservative (A Sure Thing)

    11/07/2012 12:28:09 PM PST · by wiseprince · 24 replies
    Vanity | wiseprince
    Why not just do what the Dems did? Blow it up from the inside and blame the guy in power. This is how you do it 1. Raise Taxes: Let the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone thus raising taxes 2. Fiscal Cliff: Do not raise the debt ceiling 3. Blame Obama for the outcome The beauty of this approach is that it necessarily guarantees smaller government, if forces cuts in spending. It increases unemployment on Obama's watch (hey, they voted for this). It paints liberalism as the reason for the downfall. If I were running things up there this...
  • I Congratulate No One

    11/07/2012 9:30:19 AM PST · by jessduntno · 22 replies
    Myself | The Day After | JessDuntno
    I congratulate no one. I am deeply distressed. I take hope from the knowledge that we are not yet past the tipping point, that the margin of victory was so slim, that half of us, at least, will continue to point to the fiscal and social wreckage of the past four years as it becomes the tragedy of the next four. I hope that we will be able to correct our course away from a European Socialist inspired "Progressive" society. I hope we have the strength of our Founders and enough belief left in a higher power to put the...
  • Was My Life as a Conservative an Illusion?

    11/06/2012 8:12:21 PM PST · by Jumper · 43 replies
    Reflection | 11/6/2012 | Self
    As the election results pour in tonight, I am confronted with by a period of time in which I must reassess my core values and beliefs, and how they fit into the broader population of the United States.
  • Plenty of Debates, Not Much About States

    10/24/2012 7:36:04 AM PDT · by american_steve · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 23, 2012 | David Rivkin and Elizabeth Foley
    In the presidential debates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ranged across dozens of topics, but an important one didn't come up: federalism. And no wonder. The idea that the Constitution grants only limited and enumerated powers and leaves the remainder to the states is foreign to those who believe that the national government should or even could address voters' every concern. But contrary to the view widely shared by the political class, Washington—in particular, Congress—does not have the power to pass any law it wants in the name of the "general welfare." Politicians should take heed. Voters are increasingly focused...
  • YouTube.. Tweet.. Media.. and Girl Fight..

    10/19/2012 1:44:14 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 6 replies
    I just finished watching a movie (out of free time).. It gave insight to what has become of our society from the "Social Networks"..
  • An Important and Serious Question on Politics

    10/18/2012 7:21:28 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 25 replies
    October 18, 2012 | Me
    This is something I've been wondering for some time and am now putting it forward to FReepers in hopes of educating me and others. If we, as conservatives, believe in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, the Constitution, and all that was written down by the Founding Fathers (our founding principles), how come we are not members of the Constitution party? Why is the Republican Party better than choosing the Constitution Party?