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  • Travel to Mexico

    09/28/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by bushwon · 135 replies
    Me | 09/28/2014 | Bushwon
    Daughter is traveling to Mexico City, and I am looking for some useful travel references...some first-hand Freeper info/advice, or books/websites that have a "step-by-step" account of what to expect when she arrives at the airport. She has never traveled to a Mexico (or any other country forthat matter), and it has been a long time since I traveled to Mexico, so I am looking for the latest information to provide to her. Thank you for your help.
  • Barack Obama may be Silicon Valley's last hope for immigration reform in 2014

    06/30/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT · by bushwon · 32 replies
    Silicon Valley Business JOurnal ^ | June 30, 2014 | Lauren Helpler
    resident Barack Obama may be Silicon Valley's last hope for swift action on stalled immigration reform efforts. A bill that would usher in new rules for both foreign-born tech talent and millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. has languished in the House of Representatives for months. On Monday, Obama was confronted with ominous news on the legislation after House Majority Leader John Boehner informed him that an existing immigration bill will not be brought to a vote by the end of 2014. “Last week he informed me that Republicans will continue to block immigration reform at least for the...
  • Photographer-captures-difficult-journey-Central-American-immigrants-attempt-cross-U-S-Mexico-border

    06/08/2014 7:31:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 20 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer has amassed a collection of stunning photographs that illustrate the plight of Central American immigrants as they make the dangerous journey as they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in search of a better life. Illegal immigration has become a hot-button issue in the United States as millions of immigrants try to cross the border illegally in search of employment and a better life for their families. Because of the complex nature of the debate, photographer John Moore says he tried to approach the issue 'in as many ways possible' by 'putting a human face on...
  • Obama Hits Suburbs After Election

    05/29/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT · by bushwon · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2014 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Obama repeatedly assures us that this will be his “year of action.” (snip).... Yet not a word has been heard of late about a truly transformative Obama executive action, his rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH). That rule will push Americans into living how and where the federal government wants. It promises to gut the ability of suburbs to set their own zoning codes. It will press future population growth into tiny, densely-packed high-rise zones around public transportation, urbanizing suburbs and Manhattanizing cities. You won’t see a more ambitious Obama administration initiative than this. Yet Obama never discusses...
  • *Vanity* Fukushima Radiation likely to arrive on West Coast next month.

    03/09/2014 6:32:40 PM PDT · by bushwon · 135 replies
    me | March 9, 2014 | Bushwon
    Drudge posted an article (from a banned source) which stated that very low levels of Fukushima radiation will likely reach the West Coast next month. Incredibly, the article states that there is no federal agency which currently samples Pacific Coast seawater for radiation. I find it disturbing that: 1. There is money being spent for many frivolous activities, yet three is no monitoring for radiation on the West Coast? 2. The EPA is monitoring puddles on people's private property, yet there is no monitoring of radiation on the West Coast!
  • Rep Bridenstein's and Rep. Heulskamp's Letter to Boehner & Cantor Regarding Continuing Resolution

    03/05/2013 9:53:29 PM PST · by bushwon · 25 replies
    Congressman Bridenstein's Webpage ~ Letter to Boehner and Cantor ^ | 03/01/13 | Rep. Jim Bridenstein-R OK & Tim Heulskamp-R KS
    Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) remains broadly unpopular across America. More and more Americans are now feeling its impact–from job losses and part-time downgrades, to insurance policy changes and violations of religious liberties, to state budget strains from Medicaid expansions. And Americans didn’t like these impacts. Most Americans still believe that healthcare should be controlled by patients and doctors, not by the government. Therefore, we should re-start efforts to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety this year, next year, and until we are successful. However, in the meantime, there is more we...
  • New York Times Highlights Hannity 'Boomtown' Cronyism Special

    01/25/2013 6:55:56 PM PST · by bushwon · 33 replies
    Briebart, New York TImes ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the New York Times Television section highlighted tonight's Sean Hannity one-hour special “Boomtown,” a program featuring Government Accountability Institute President and Co-founder Peter Schweizer and Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Government Accountability Co-founder Stephen K. Bannon. 9 P.M. (Fox News) BOOMTOWN: WASHINGTON, THE IMPERIAL CITY In this edition of “Hannity,” the host, Sean Hannity; Peter Schweizer, the president and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute; and Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, investigate what they call crony capitalism among the city’s power elite and the tactics used by...
  • Summer Reading List Ideas for a New College Conservative (Vanity)

    07/17/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by bushwon · 64 replies
    vanity~me | July 17, 2012 | Bushwon
    Interested in some ideas for a very basic basic primer to provide some foundation for a new college conservative going on a road trip...nothing too involved--just an easy-to-read basic first book that will provide basic information on politics, culture, economy from a conservative (or limited government libertarian) viewpoint.
  • Voter Fraud? Remove deceased and relocated from voter rolls.

    04/23/2012 9:43:27 PM PDT · by bushwon · 16 replies
    4/23/12 | Bushwon
    When I voted in my primary election in March, the poll worker indicated that one or more of my children who now live out of state and have voted out of state, are still on our local voter rolls. I have found the procedure to have their names removed. Our county election commission has a website where folks can look up registrants, the registrants can send a signed letter indicating they have moved in order to have their name removed. It occurred to me that many of us know of neighbors who have moved, relatives who are deceased, etc. I...
  • Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt out

    01/24/2012 3:05:35 PM PST · by bushwon · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/24/2012 | Cecilia Kang
    Google said Tuesday it will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube and other services, a radical shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of its privacy and competitive practices. The information will enable Google to develop a fuller picture of how people use its growing empire of Web sites. Consumers will have no choice but to accept the changes. 247 The policy will take effect March 1 and will also impact Android mobile phone users, who are required to log in to Google accounts when they activate their phones....
  • Senator Rand Paul Has Been Detained By The TSA At Nashville Airport

    01/23/2012 11:17:21 AM PST · by bushwon · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/23/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    On the list of stupid things the Transportation Security Administration could do for their public image: detaining Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the politician most anxious to abolish them, is probably right near the top. But that's exactly what just happened, his Communications Director, Moira Bagley has confirmed it in a tweet. Kelly O'Donnell is reporting that aides say Paul was detained when he refused a full-body pat-down, after the scanner went off. Paul lifted his pant-leg to show he had no metal, and asked to be re-screened. He was denied this request.
  • U.S. and Israel: War Games Replaced by Diplomatic Games

    01/18/2012 9:41:47 PM PST · by bushwon · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    The largest joint US-Israeli war game in history, Austere Challenge 12, two years in the planning, was abruptly called off yesterday, setting off initial conjecture that the Obama administration is concerned about an imminent Israeli strike on Iran. The Israel Air Force (IAF) and the US European Command (EUCOM) were scheduled to launch the missile defense drill for the two countries this April. The war games were intended to reassure Israel and strike fear into Iran. In U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta's words, the joint missile drill was a sign of Washington's 'unshakable' commitment to Israel's security. Forget that. The cancellation,...
  • Spirit Lake files suit against NCAA

    11/01/2011 9:46:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 23 replies
    Inforum ^ | 11/01/11 | Chuck Haga
    FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Supporters of the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the NCAA in U.S. District Court in Fargo, following through on their promise to ramp up the fight to save the nickname. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Spirit Lake Tribe and Archie Fool Bear, individually and as representative of Standing Rock petitioners who sought a reservation-wide referendum on the nickname issue, alleges the NCAA’s efforts to force retirement of the name and logo “violate Native American Civil rights,...
  • Libya's liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law

    10/23/2011 5:38:14 PM PDT · by bushwon · 38 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10/23/11 | Richard Spenser
    Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source". But that formulation can be interpreted in many ways - it was also the basis of Egypt's largely secular constitution under President Hosni Mubarak, and remains so after his fall. Mr Abdul-Jalil went further, specifically lifting immediately, by decree, one law from Col. Gaddafi's era that he said was in conflict with Sharia - that banning polygamy. In a blow to those who hoped to see Libya's economy integrate...
  • Libya’s transitional leader declares liberation, sets Islamist tone for future

    10/23/2011 2:31:37 PM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/23/11 | Associated Press
    Tripoli, Libya - Libya’s interim rulers declared the country liberated on Sunday after an eight-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers. The joyful ceremony formally marking the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year tyranny was also clouded by mounting pressure from the leaders of the NATO campaign that helped secure victory to investigate whether Gadhafi, dragged wounded but alive out of a drainage ditch last week, was then executed by his captors. The circumstances of...
  • USDA Secretary: We Must ‘Create Appropriate Transition’ for What Americans Eat

    09/20/2011 5:28:49 PM PDT · by bushwon · 139 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 9/20/11 | Penny Starr
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of the National Restaurant Association on Monday that Americans need to “adjust” their tastes so that they like the kind of food the government believes they should eat—and “we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.”
  • Blog Transcript of Obama’s Economy-Rescuing Jobs Speech September 8th, 2011

    09/08/2011 8:33:41 PM PDT · by bushwon · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | Kevin DuJan
    f you are unemployed, facing eviction, destitute, depressed, or otherwise living in this “The Golden Age of Hopeychange”, then you are in luck because tonight President Obama will solve all of your problems by giving a speech. For good measure, Michelle Antoinette Obama will probably wear something inappropriate to the occasion and quite unflattering, but will still be called “a global fashion icon” because she is the first black First Lady and can do no wrong in the agenda-driven and bar-lowering media. Because this jobs speech is going to solve all of our economic problems (the way Obama’s many speeches...
  • St. Louis Cookie Stand Lawsuit Goes to Court

    07/21/2011 9:47:50 PM PDT · by bushwon · 13 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | 7/21/2011 | Bob McCarty
    Remember the story of sisters Caitlin and Abigail Mills, the St. Louis-area girls who were told to close their cookie stand by local bureaucrats who insisted they were violating city ordinances? Well, the girls — 16 and 14, respectively — are back in the news and headed to court. On Thursday morning, according to attorneys Dave and Jenifer Roland at the Freedom Center of Missouri, St. Louis County Judge Maura McShane will hear arguments on Hazelwood’s motion to have the Mills’ cookie stand case thrown out. I reported the basics of the case in a post April 8: Each February...
  • What No Flags? What's Up with That? (Vanity)

    06/22/2011 10:00:59 PM PDT · by bushwon · 30 replies
    me | 06/22/2011 | Bushwon
    I was listening to Mark Levin tonight; Levin pointed out that there were no flags behind the podium for the address to the nation. Usually when President gives an address to the nation, there are flags behind him.
  • Interest-free federal loans offered to unemployed homeowners

    06/20/2011 6:56:59 PM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    Boston.com ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jenifer B. McKim
    A long-delayed federal program aimed at helping hundreds of unemployed Massachusetts homeowners pay their mortgages is finally being launched today, with $61 million earmarked for the state. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the nonprofit NeighborWorks America said the program will provide hundreds of local borrowers with interest-free loans of up to $50,000 over a two-year period. In some cases, the money will not have to be paid back. The $1 billion national program is expected to benefit 30,000 unemployed homeowners in 27 states and Puerto Rico with financial assistance. Homeowners must file loan applications by July...
  • CIA, Senate hackers gleefully promise more

    06/16/2011 6:54:35 PM PDT · by bushwon · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/16/11 | Doug Gross
    CNN) -- They've breached or busted the websites of the CIA, PBS and the U.S. Senate, and launched at least part of an extended attack on Sony, whose PlayStation Network was brought to a grinding halt for the better part of a month. And, to hear them tell it, it's all for a laugh. Meet Lulz Security, or LulzSec, the gleeful and secretive band of hackers who appear to be responsible for a string of high-profile and sometimes embarrassing Internet attacks. Their most recent strike, and arguably the most ambitious, was a distributed denial-of-service attack Wednesday that shut down the...
  • Illinois to Create Private Scholarship Fund for Children of Undocumented Immigrants

    05/31/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT · by bushwon · 64 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 31, 2011 | Staff
    Illinois is on the verge of becoming the first state to create a private college scholarship fund for the children of undocumented immigrants. The Illinois House, which on Thursday passed a state version of the DREAM Act by a 61-53 vote, sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that would set up a state fund that would route privately funded college scholarships to as many as 95,000 children of undocumented immigrants. The children would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs. The measure, which Quinn, a Democrat, has said he plans to sign, had...
  • Want a Gov't Contract? Rumored Rule Changes May Require Polit. Donation Disclosure for Contractor

    04/23/2011 10:07:18 AM PDT · by bushwon · 18 replies
    belinga.com ^ | 04/21/2011 | Gary Cassady
    U.S. President Barack Obama is considering an executive order to mandate that all companies seeking government contracts first disclose any and all political donations. The rules would cover any donations made within two years of the contract application. The White House has advanced the argument that taxpayers have the right to know when contractors seeking government money are influencing the political process. Republicans aren't in agreement with the idea. "Let me be clear: No White House should be able to review your political party affiliation before deciding if you're worthy of a government contract," said Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate Minority...
  • NLRB dictates Boeing operational plans

    04/22/2011 7:14:12 PM PDT · by bushwon · 26 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 04/21/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I’ve heard plenty of people dismiss Atlas Shrugged (the book as well as the movie) as overwrought, contrived paranoia about the regulatory state. The government can’t run companies through its regulatory system, critics scoff, no matter what a Russian ex-patriate thought more than 50 years ago. No one is marching into manufacturers in the US and telling the Hank Reardons of the world what they can build and where. Of course not: In 2009 Boeing announced plans to build a new plant to meet demand for its new 787 Dreamliner. Though its union contract didn’t require it, Boeing executives negotiated...
  • Updated vote count puts Prosser over Kloppenburg in Supreme Court race

    04/07/2011 2:17:51 PM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    MADISON, Wis. (AP)— Updated election returns posted on a Wisconsin county's website would flip the winner of the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The Associated Press verified unofficial Winnebago County election returns on Wednesday morning but the county updated its numbers at 2:27 that afternoon to show incumbent Justice David Prosser with 710 more votes and assistant attorney general JoAnne Kloppenburg with 466 more. The county is now canvassing results to make them official as is every one of the state's 72 counties. But if the numbers hold up, Prosser would be ahead of Kloppenburg by 40 votes.
  • Rocket fire increases; IDF may deploy Iron Dome next week

    03/24/2011 6:43:38 PM PDT · by bushwon · 11 replies
    Jerusalum Post ^ | 03/24/20911 | Yaakov Katz
    System designed to defend against rockets at range of 4-70 km; some defense officials warn of ramifications of deploying system without ability to protect all of cities under missile fire. As missile fire from the Gaza Strip escalated on Thursday, the IDF is preparing for the possible deployment of the Iron Dome counter-rocket defense system along Israel’s border with Gaza.
  • Gates calls for Syrian forces to move aside

    03/24/2011 5:17:51 PM PDT · by bushwon · 44 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 03/24/2011 | FT Reporters
    The Syrian people should follow Egypt’s lead and the country’s army should “empower a revolution”, Robert Gates, US secretary of defence, said as thousands marched in a southern city. Mr Gates made his comments – some of the toughest remarks to date by a US official about the rule of Bashar al-Assad, president – on a day of further upheaval in the Middle East and beyond. The White House signalled that it was preparing for a change in power in Yemen, where it has been allied with the government of Ali Abdullah Saleh, president. Officials also said Nato had neared...
  • Wisconsin Recall Bid Picks Up Support

    03/09/2011 8:57:45 AM PST · by bushwon · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/09/2011 | DOUGLAS BELKIN And KRIS MAHER
    Efforts to recall 14 Republican and Democratic senators in Wisconsin picked up momentum Tuesday while Gov. Scott Walker released emails suggesting the two sides discussed compromises in the three-week standoff over the governor's "budget-repair" bill. A handful of emails between the governor's staff and top Democrats appear to show the governor softening his position on collective bargaining for public employee unions, which has been at the center of the stalemate. Fourteen Democratic senators left the state on Feb. 17 to prevent a vote on Mr. Walker's legislation. The governor, who has previously said collective-bargaining rights should be restricted to wages,...
  • Wisconsin GOPers angered by Republican official's efforts to reach compromise with labor, Dems

    02/28/2011 9:14:04 PM PST · by bushwon · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/28/2011 | Greg Sargent
    Here's a pretty good indicator of just how resistant Republicans allied with Governor Scott Walker have become to reaching a compromise of any kind with labor and Dems to end the standoff in Wisconsin over the Governor's proposal to roll back public employee bargaining rights. I'm told that some Republicans in the state senate were so angry at fellow Republican senator Dale Schultz for proposing a modest compromise with unions and senate Dems that they actually threatened at a private meeting to kick him out of the state senate GOP caucus. This comes to me by way of a source...
  • Pessimistic Fed to slash growth forecasts

    11/21/2010 10:10:29 PM PST · by bushwon · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 11/21/2010 | Robin Harding
    The US Federal Reserve will slash its growth forecasts and predict higher unemployment when it releases updated economic projections this week. The Fed will release the latest forecasts made by members of its rate-setting open market committee on Tuesday, alongside the minutes of their November meeting, giving a complete picture of why they launched a new $600bn round of asset purchases. The revised forecasts will show how the Fed became much more pessimistic over the summer and also highlight fears among a few members of the FOMC that some of today’s 9.6 per cent unemployment rate is structural and will...
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by bushwon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/11/nudie-scan-ceo-obama-ally#ixzz15xjJ7JKX
  • Homeland Security head praises city's security cameras

    08/27/2010 8:46:00 PM PDT · by bushwon · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 08/27/10 | Fran Spielman, City Hall Reporter
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday ranked Chicago’s Big Brother network of well over 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras as one of the nation’s most extensive and integrated — and Mayor Daley wants to make it even bigger.
  • Stupak: "Legitimate" For BP Escrow Account To Fund Health Care (Print Summary & Video)

    06/17/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT · by bushwon · 29 replies · 756+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/17/10 | RCP Staff
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.): I think we had to have someone say this is where you can go without limiting your criminal liability or civil liability.For instance, the question is brought up, pay for all of the health care for the people in the Gulf. No, ....
  • The Quiet Weapon

    05/09/2010 11:27:50 AM PDT · by bushwon · 17 replies · 813+ views
    World Magazine ^ | May 22, 2010 | Edward Lee Pits
    Meet a man who plans to balance the federal budget without raising taxes and put the U.S. economy on sure footing without bailouts, overhauls, or takeovers: Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan.... WASHINGTON—Paul Ryan likes to hunt. The strategy involved in tracking his target, the need of going at it alone, the skill to take aim, and even the thrill of the kill are reasons why Ryan, who recently turned 40, goes hunting as often as he can. But he prefers walking into the woods without a gun. "Rifle hunting is easy, but bow hunting is tough," claims Ryan, who stalks prey...
  • Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

    04/12/2010 4:12:40 PM PDT · by bushwon · 13 replies · 536+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2:33 PM CDT, October 17, 2008 | Editorial Staff
    However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote. It took the perseverance of the civil rights movement. Now we have an election in which we will choose the first African-American president . . . or the first female vice president. In recent weeks it has been easy to lose sight of this history in the making. Americans are focused on the greatest threat to the world...
  • Alexander: Obama's 'Soviet-Style' Takeover of Student Loans

    03/30/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT · by bushwon · 94 replies · 2,408+ views
    NRO (National Review On-Line) ^ | 03/30/10 | [Robert Costa]
    Alexander: Obama's 'Soviet-Style' Takeover of Student Loans [Robert Costa] Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), the U.S. secretary of education from 1991 to 1993, tells National Review Online that President Obama’s revamping of the federal student-loan program is “truly brazen” and the “most underreported big-Washington takeover in history.” “As Americans find out what it really does, they’ll be really unhappy,” Alexander predicts. “The first really unhappy people will be the 19 million students who, after July 1, will have no choice but to go to federal call centers to get their student loans. They’ll become even unhappier when they find out...
  • 200,000-plus Tennessee Students to Be Overcharged on Student Loans – to Pay for Health Care

    03/22/2010 10:38:04 PM PDT · by bushwon · 34 replies · 1,399+ views
    200,000-plus Tennessee Students to Be Overcharged on Student Loans – to Pay for Health Care March 21 2010 - The Obama Administration’s philosophy seems to be: “If you can find it in the Yellow Pages, the government ought to be doing it.” While health-care reform occupies the spotlight, the Obama administration is pushing for another Washington takeover—this time of the student loan system. And here’s something you probably haven’t heard: this takeover of student loans will help pay for the Democrats’ health care bill. A preliminary CBO estimate released on March 18th indicates that not only will the health care...
  • Obama reverses abortion-funding policy

    03/20/2010 8:32:41 PM PDT · by bushwon · 20 replies · 1,063+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/24/2009 | --
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama struck down a rule Friday that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family-planning clinics that promote abortion or provide counseling or referrals about abortion services. President Obama says he doesn't want family planning to be used as a "political wedge." President Obama says he doesn't want family planning to be used as a "political wedge." Obama said in a statement that family planning aid has been used as a "political wedge issue," adding that he had "no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate." The policy says any organization receiving U.S. family-planning funds from...
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Defends Partial-birth Abortion

    03/20/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT · by bushwon · 30 replies · 785+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 10/24/2006 | Donna
    s transparently biased as the MSM is, it should raise flags when they ooh and ahh (24/7) over a politician, who, quite clearly, is also a Democrat with socialist views and a strong supporter of pro-abortion legislation, particularly the gruesome partial-birth abortion. I hope that the American people are not blinded by the continual media hype, and make an opinion based on the issues instead of the smooth talking, decent looks, and over-all charm. I’ve been disappointed to hear even friends of mine mention that simply because Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. speaks well and looks good, that he would make...
  • Permits Drag on U.S. Mining Projects

    02/14/2010 7:40:37 AM PST · by bushwon · 25 replies · 673+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/08/10 | Robert Guy Mathews
    Obtaining the permits and approvals needed to build a mine in the U.S. takes an average of seven years, among the longest wait time in the world. So despite having vast underground stores of raw materials, the U.S. is one of the last places miners go to start a project. At the proposed Kennecott Eagle nickel mine in Michigan's sparsely populated Upper Peninsula, the wait is at seven years and growing. Global miner Rio Tinto says the project would fill a raw-material gap in the U.S. economy, but the company has yet to produce an ounce of nickel there. Last...
  • First Lady Links Childhood Obesity to National Security in Launch of ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign

    02/10/2010 2:24:37 PM PST · by bushwon · 47 replies · 711+ views
    CNS News ^ | 02/09/2010 | Penny Starr
    At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security. “A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.” The ceremony, attended by many officials of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, followed the signing earlier in the day of a...
  • "Professor' Obama? President's SOTUS Notches 4th Lowest Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Score

    01/31/2010 10:24:35 PM PST · by bushwon · 28 replies · 1,622+ views
    smart politics ^ | 01/19/10 | Eric Ostermeier
    Text of Obama's Address has a readability score for an average 8th grader - two grades lower than George W. Bush's Addresses and the historical average for modern presidents Barack Obama's ability as a public speaker since his 2008 presidential campaign has been alternately viewed, often depending on whether or not one is an Obama supporter, along various dyads: being inspirational versus being aloof, intellectualizing versus lecturing etc. Along those lines, in her first month as a commentator for FOX News, Sarah Palin criticized Obama's first State of the Union Address on Wednesday night as "lecturing" the American public. Unlike...
  • Ben Nelson: Health Care "Sweetheart Deal" Not Meant Just for Nebraska

    01/11/2010 9:34:46 PM PST · by bushwon · 16 replies · 748+ views
    CBS News Blog ^ | 01/08/2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) now says he never intended to give his state special treatment in the Democrats' health care legislation. The moderate Democrat has been roundly criticized for a so-called "sweetheart deal" he struck with Democratic leaders in return for his support of the bill. In the deal, any expansion of Medicaid in the state of Nebraska would be paid for completely with federal funds, while other states would have to dip into their state budgets to meet the required expansion. Republicans called it the "cornhusker kickback." Now as Democrats in the House and the Senate work to merge...
  • Amish families exempt from insurance mandate

    01/11/2010 8:23:21 PM PST · by bushwon · 74 replies · 1,839+ views
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | 01/08/2010 | Marc Heller
    WASHINGTON — Federal health care reform will require most Northern New Yorkers — but not all, it turns out — to carry health insurance or risk a fine. Hundreds of Amish families in the region are likely to be free from that requirement. The Amish, as well as some other religious sects, are covered by a "religious conscience" exemption, which allows people with religious objections to insurance to opt out of the mandate. It is in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, making its appearance in the final version routine unless there are last-minute objections. Although the...
  • Frontline PBS Show Live Thread (Airing 9:00 Central) Vanity

    10/20/2009 7:19:04 PM PDT · by bushwon · 13 replies · 859+ views
    PBS | 10/20/09 | bushwon
    Frontline PBS TV program on Greenspan; mentioned Alan Greenspan as student of Ayn Rand...Thots.
  • Anti-Government Protests Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.

    09/12/2009 4:49:17 PM PDT · by bushwon · 24 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 09-12-2009 | By Emma Brown, James Hohmann and Joel Achenbach
    Tens of thousands of conservative protesters crowded outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a massive demonstration aimed at stopping what organizers called the over-expansion of the federal government under the Obama administration. "Hell hath no fury like a taxpayer ignored," declared Andrew Moylan, head of government affairs for the National Taxpayer Union, urging protesters to call their representatives. "You're being ignored today by the media and some politicians." The crowd -- loud, rambunctious and sprawling -- gathered at the foot of the Capitol after a march along Pennsyvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza. Invocations of God and former President Reagan by...
  • "All Politics are Local!" ~Tip O'Neill

    09/01/2009 8:20:36 PM PDT · by bushwon · 17 replies · 549+ views
    Free Republic | 09/01/09 | bushwon
    With the Tea Party Express being locally organized and making many stops all over the country, it occurred to me that newcomers to FR would be well advised to list their locale so that they can be informed of upcoming local events, issues, and elections, and news of their elected representatives activities and positions. Local activities and communication will likely be more important than ever in this upcoming session of Congress and the 2010 elections. So if you haven't already done so, I encourage all to go to your profile and add your location. Bushwon, from Illinois Fly-0ver Country
  • WLS Chicago 890 A.M. Radio Town Hall on Health Care

    09/01/2009 6:16:12 PM PDT · by bushwon · 7 replies · 548+ views
    WLS Talk Radio Chicago 890 ^ | 09/01/09 | bushwon
    Interesting town hall in Chicago--being broadcast live. You can listen on internet.
  • Silencing Dissent? There's an App for That [video]

    08/16/2009 10:15:30 PM PDT · by bushwon · 5 replies · 428+ views
    pajama tv ^ | 08/14/09 | pjtv
    View video at link below--satirical look at the White Hhouse " Fishy email" and Axelrod email controversy http://www.pjtv.com/video/Specials/_____Silencing_Dissent%3F_There%27s_an_App_for_That/2319/
  • Televised Colorado Town Hall Meeting Live Thread

    08/15/2009 3:10:09 PM PDT · by bushwon · 599 replies · 18,967+ views
    Fox News TV--live coverage | 08/14/09 | bushwon
    Anyone watching the campaign speech going on--he has been talking for at least 6 minutes...thot this was so PEOPLE could talk and ask questions??? He keeps saying: Health INSURANCE Reform. Once in a while he screws up and says health care reform... Thots.