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  • Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby: Christian company makes video explaining what’s at stake

    01/26/2014 10:47:41 AM PST · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 1/26/2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    The United States Supreme Court will hear the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. in March, but in the mean-time, the family business has made a video to explain their position. David Green started the company in 1970, making picture frames in his garage, now employing more than 22,000 employees in 500 stores in 41 states, according to the video. The company was built on biblical principles and Christian family values, Hobby Lobby employee Mandi Broadfoot says...
  • Texas mom speaks out about viral letter to Obama: ‘I’m one of millions’

    11/07/2013 6:34:18 AM PST · by SmileRight · 34 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 11/7/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    A Texas single mom whose “thank you” letter to President Obama went viral was merely venting the frustrations of many Americans struggling to pay bills in a down economy, she told BizPac Review. “Sometimes I’m at the store, and I may have $25 worth of groceries to get through the week,” Yolanda Burroughs Vestal said. “Then you see the person in front of you with nicer things and more food, and they’re swiping the EBT card. It’s hard.” Vestal attracted the attention of hundreds of thousands of Americans when she wrote a letter “thanking” Obama for forcing Obamacare on hard-working...
  • Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment to rally for truckers headed to DC

    09/26/2013 11:05:32 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 13 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 9/26/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    The Truckers to Shut Down America-campaign will be cheered along the way by a “patriot wave” from the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment group when it crosses the country to meet in Washington, D.C. “On Friday, October 11th, Overpasses will support the truckers going to the nations District of Corruption [Washington D.C.]!” the Overpasses Facebook page says. “We’ve gotten emails to the website, messages to the main page from truckers, thanking us for waking them up! We need to be out there, cheering them on their way to DC!” Both groups are nonpartisan and are recruiting grassroots volunteers from across the...
  • Let’s prosecute some prosecutors

    09/16/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 18 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/16/2013 | John R. Smith
    It’s time to put the brakes on one of the most egregious examples of just how evil government can become in asserting its power over the people. It’s time to curb the excesses of over-zealous prosecutors who are turning poor decisions by individuals into criminal acts. Too often, they convert simple negligence or civil blunders into crimes. It’s a far-left concept: “Somebody” must be held responsible for every bad thing that happens. Two over-the-top final straws were recently heaped onto the camel’s back in America and Italy. Get this: Italian prosecutors convinced a court to convict six scientists for manslaughter...
  • NC Shariah ban becomes law without governor’s signature despite CAIR pressure

    08/29/2013 7:13:14 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 10 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/29/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    A North Carolina bill that prohibits judges from considering foreign law, including Islamic Shariah, became law Monday without Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature. The bill was one of 34 passed by the legislature during the summer. McCrory signed the other 33 bills, calling the anti-Shariah bill “unnecessary,” but declined to veto it...
  • Thanks to Obama, freedom-loving Canadians get the last laugh

    07/08/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 14 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 7/8/2012 | John R. Smith
    Not so many years ago, Americans could be heard snickering at our Canadian friends. “Socialists” was an epithet I heard muttered about Canadians and their political system. That’s changed. Something electrifying has happened, a new dawn for Canadians. Nowadays, “wrong-way” Canada is beating the pants off the United States in the pursuit of economic freedom. How did this happen? ...
  • WH won’t release video of Obama thanking librarians for pushing Obamacare

    07/07/2013 9:52:48 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 7/7/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Last month, the White House kicked off an initiative – in conjunction with the American Library Association – that would pay librarians to help the public understand Obamacare. This effort tapped libraries because they are considered an influential resource in their communities. But now, the most transparent administration in history has vetoed public viewing of a video, recorded for Sunday’s American Library Association conference, in which Obama thanks librarians for helping people sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The District Dispatch, a web site for the library association’s Washington office...
  • Homosexual blogger admits ‘Gay Day’ at Disney World is disgraceful

    05/28/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 55 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/28/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Families planning their big day at Disney World in the next week need to take note – Saturday, June 1 is officially “Gay Day” at Florida’s popular tourist attraction. To help spread the word, the Florida Family Association has created a campaign that uses aircraft banners to warn families about Gay Day before they enter Disney World. For the past three years, the FFA has hired an aircraft company to fly banners around Disney World in Orlando to warn families about Gay Day before they pay Disney...
  • Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell: Rude, radical and unprofessional

    05/17/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 10 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/17/2013 | Tom Tillison
    Reports that Koch Industries is exploring a bid to buy the Tribune Co.’s newspapers has Orlando’s far left in a lather over the prospect of losing “its” paper. The Orlando Sentinel is one of several Tribune newspapers, which also include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and the Sun Sentinel. Florida Watch Action organized a rally Thursday in front of the Orlando Sentinel’s offices to “fight back” against the dastardly billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, arch enemies of all things progressive...
  • SEN. MANCHIN: 'ABSOLUTELY' BRINGING GUN CONTROL BILL BACK FOR ANOTHER VOTE

    04/29/2013 6:18:26 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/29/2013 | Awr Hawkins
    Speaking to FOX NEWS' Chris Wallace on April 28, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he is "absolutely" going to bring his gun control bill to the Senate floor for another vote. The bill, the Manchin-Toomey background check 'compromise,' was tabled by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on April 17 after failing to get the votes necessary to pass. And since then, co-sponsor Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has said he's done pushing the gun control bill. And as Wallace pointed out to Manchin, even Democrats have lost interest in it.
  • It’s official: Obama spends more time on recreation than economy

    04/29/2013 6:05:55 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 12 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 4/29/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    A report released by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), has concluded that President Barack Obama has spent twice as much time on vacation and golf as he has in economic meetings throughout his entire term in office. That may come as no surprise to some, but the nonpartisan GAI actually conducted an analysis which found Obama spent ...read more here.
  • Here Are the 11 Funniest Candid Pictures From Today’s Inauguration

    01/21/2013 6:03:19 PM PST · by SmileRight · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/21/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A number of inopportune photos have been circulating the Internet as presidential inauguration ceremonies wind to a close. Whether it’s Michelle Obama’s eyeroll at John Boehner or New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s startling grin at Beyonce’s back, no one escaped embarrassing candid photographs on one of the most highly-photographed days of the year. We’ve compiled a list of the best. Enjoy...
  • Gun owner listed on Journal News map has home burglarized

    01/14/2013 7:31:19 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Police are investigating whether a White Plains, NY home break-in was the result of the homeowner being pinpointed on the handgun permit map recently published by a NY newspaper. According to a Westchester/Rockland Newsday report, two burglars broke into the home and went for the safe that contained the owner’s guns. The victim, a man in his 70s, was not home at the time. The burglars were unable to open the safe, and one suspect was taken into custody. The Journal News has been harshly criticized...
  • Soros’ liberal think-tank releases ‘demands’ for gun control

    01/13/2013 9:48:49 AM PST · by SmileRight · 46 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/13/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    As a result of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force to explore changes to gun laws, the Center for American Progress, an influential liberal think-tank funded by George Soros, has released 13 recommendations to “prevent gun violence in our nation.” Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, told Fox News Sunday that her group will “absolutely” mount a full-scale campaign to push for more gun control. The proposal targets three key areas:...
  • Trump on Bill Mahr’s $5 million pledge: ‘I’ll sue him’

    01/11/2013 10:17:28 AM PST · by SmileRight · 33 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/11/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    With his usual flair, Donald Trump set the record straight on his feud with Bill Mahr, the Miss Alabama controversy, the recent handling of the fiscal crisis by Congress and the next presidential election, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Trump explained that Mahr had appeared on the Jay Leno Show, said that Trump had been “spawned by orangutans” and made an offer of $5 million for Trump to produce his birth certificate. Since the money would go to charity, Trump accepted the offer and produced legal paperwork required to fulfill the obligations. “Why is it that somebody...
  • Hypocrite Dianne Feinstein, in her own words

    01/10/2013 6:57:55 AM PST · by SmileRight · 5 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/10/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently introduced a weapons ban bill, her anti-gun sentiment – and her message – hasn’t always been consistent. She appeared on PBS’ NewsHour in December and spoke about the legislation. The PBS host asked Feinstein what she would say to people who support the right to own arms who say “the next thing you‘ll be after is concealed carry weapons, you’ll be after other kinds of gun rights?” “That’s just not true” Feinstein replied. “It’s not what I’ve done in the past and it’s not what I’m doing right now.” But in a 1995 video,...
  • Marine describes death threats for writing ‘No ma’am’ letter

    01/07/2013 9:48:20 AM PST · by SmileRight · 39 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/07/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    When U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she would introduce legislation to place a ban on assault weapons, former U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston did not sit idly by. Instead he penned an open letter to the Senator that has gone viral gaining mass attention. In response to Boston’s letter, Feinstein released this statement:...
  • Lives of non-gun owners, women and law enforcement endangered by gun map

    01/05/2013 9:56:25 AM PST · by SmileRight · 19 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/05/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Evidence is mounting that the map of pistol permit owners, published by New York-based Journal News, could be causing unintended consequences as law abiding citizens are being put in danger, according to a NewsBusters report. At least two media reports have surfaced with specific references to people who are most vulnerable as a result of the map. Fox News reports that reformed criminals have said the map can help thieves in two ways. “Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them,” the report says. Also...
  • Denny’s anti-gun rift with police ends with apology

    01/04/2013 12:03:50 PM PST · by SmileRight · 76 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/04/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    On New Year’s Day, several on-duty plain clothes officers were dining at a Belleville, Ill. Denny’s, when a customer complained to the manager that one of the officers was carrying a gun. The Denny’s manager told the officer she would have to leave or put the gun in her car, as guns are not allowed on their premises. “It’s absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it’s completely disrespectful,” Belleville Police Captain Don sax said in a KTVI Fox2 report. “I’ve never known anybody that didn’t want a police officer present in an establishment in a business...
  • Florida first state to reach 1 million gun permits

    01/02/2013 9:58:54 AM PST · by SmileRight · 55 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/02/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It’s official: Florida has passed the one million mark in issuing concealed carry gun permits – the most of any other state. In mid-December, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam released a statement announcing the upcoming milestone and sharing information about the Florida Concealed Weapon and Firearm License Program. “In 1987, Florida issued its first statewide concealed weapon license after the Florida Legislature established standardized and uniform requirements for the issuance of a concealed weapon license,” said Commissoner Putnam. “Twenty-five years later,...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for

    12/31/2012 6:58:08 AM PST · by SmileRight · 90 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/30/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    In a move that potentially may spark a class action lawsuit, Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for weeks ago. Russell Kellner of Flower Mound, Texas said he and his wife bought three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles on Black Friday at a cost of $799 each, a $300 dollar discount. “It was a heck of a deal,” said Kellner. They received two of them, but were then notified by Dick’s on Christmas Eve, that no more orders would be fulfilled...
  • Krauthammer: Obama’s fast track on regulations could be ‘illegal and unconstitutional’

    12/27/2012 10:15:56 AM PST · by SmileRight · 20 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/27/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    In February 2011, President Obama ordered a sweeping review of the federal government, saying to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that, “if there are rules on the books that are needlessly stifling job creation and economic growth, we will fix them.” However, according to Regulations.gov — which bills itself as “your source for information on the development of federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government” — the feds have posted thousands of new regulations in the past few months alone. The breakdown:...
  • Homeland Security funds sno-cone machines and underwater robots

    12/11/2012 10:48:51 AM PST · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    At a time when national security remains a high priority, it seems that a $7.1 billion Homeland Security Department grant program would focus on terrorism. But according to an investigation by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, the program paid for 13 sno-cone machines in Michigan, a $98,000 underwater robot in Ohio, and an armored vehicle in New Hampshire that patrolled a pumpkin festival. Coburn’s report, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities” begins with this introductory letter:...
  • America’s leadership class has failed us

    12/10/2012 6:19:58 AM PST · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | John R. Smith
    Local and federal political conditions have created a climate where the people who make this country work have been penalized past the point of tolerance. This is partly because our leadership class has failed to meet its responsibilities. This is big. This is a failure at every level of society, in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, from the local to the national levels. The public-sector leadership is more culpable than the private sector’s, but neither can be pardoned. How did we get in this mess? Well, our leadership has lost its way, plunging us...
  • Rep. Rooney on video of Benghazi attack: ‘It was very difficult to watch’

    12/06/2012 5:39:11 AM PST · by SmileRight · 32 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/4/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    After a classified briefing on the attack on the Benghazi consulate, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL, said he “learned a lot” from National Intelligence Director James Clapper. “I learned we do not have the adequate protection at our compound in Libya, in Benghazi, and if that’s the case in other dangerous areas of the world, then we have a lot of work to do at the State Department to make sure our people are safe,” said Rooney, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Rooney said they watched the attack unfold...
  • Video: ‘Count the votes’ chant erupts at Allen West recount

    11/18/2012 5:15:50 PM PST · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michele Kirk
    When the crowd of Allen West supporters heard the news that Patrick Murphy had declared victory in his battle for Congressional District 18 with West, they weren’t very happy. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board missed the noon deadline to recount all the early votes in the race...
  • Video: Republican commissioner now in charge of West-Murphy vote tabulation

    11/18/2012 5:55:13 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Commissioner Tod Mowery is a Republican who was charged with overseeing Saturday’s vote tabulation in the District 18 race. Mowery is the vice-chair of the board of county commissioners in St Lucie County. After a full 12 hour day of counting, the poll workers finalized the bulk of the work, and plan to be back at 8 a.m. to finish up and announce the results. Mowery talked about the process in an interview with BizPac Review. He expressed a desire to restore public trust in his county’s voting system. Despite the 304 ballots found at the end of the night...
  • Video: Crowds gather in front of courthouse for Allen West hearing

    11/16/2012 11:48:14 AM PST · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Crowds began to emerge around 11 a.m. in front of the St. Lucie County courthouse to express support for Congressman Allen West’s call for a complete recount in the Congressional District 18 race. The West team has been putting together a legal argument to persuade St. Lucie County Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn to order county Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker to recount all early voting ballots. Walker has admitted to problems with the ballots,...
  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Israeli strikes

    11/15/2012 8:01:46 AM PST · by SmileRight · 17 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Marc Kahlberg
    Kahlberg is reporting news and opinion from the front line of Israel: The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss Israeli strikes against the Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip but took no action, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian terror enclave to stop missile and rocket attacks by terrorists. Is it not sad that the United Nations sees fit to convene an emergency session less than 12 hours after Israel is forced to defend itself against the ongoing and continuous acts of terror against innocent Israeli civilians? Is it not sad...
  • Video: Angry crowd reacts to ‘misleading recount’ in Allen West race

    11/11/2012 3:59:23 PM PST · by SmileRight · 93 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Allen West supporters expressed shock in Fort Pierce on Sunday, but not because the finally tally in St. Lucie County’s Congressional District 18 race showed West gaining 201 more votes — but because it was only based on a “cherry picked” partial recount and the supervisor refused to explain why. Despite the persistent questions over fairness and accuracy, county attorneys, the county canvassing board and Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker refused to answer questions from the campaigns or the press throughout the entire exercise. When the machine count was finished, elections officials announced the total and immediately had a sheriff’s deputy...
  • Obama’s Muslim apology tour deserves a Hallmark card sentiment

    09/23/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT · by SmileRight · 20 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 9/23/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    I strolled into my neighborhood Hallmark store looking for an appropriate card to send to some Middle East Muslims expressing my condolences for grievances they may have against my country and against Jews who might have offended them throughout the years. I saw the birthday cards, the grieving cards, those celebrating weddings, and others, but none fit my search. Neither did the clerk recall ever having seen such a card. I called her attention to the many apologies that President Obama has made to Muslims, and she agreed that there would seem to be a need for cards of this...
  • Video: Crazed Obama supporter on abortion and taxes

    09/11/2012 5:25:00 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 10 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 9/10/2012 | Michele Kirk
    As a crowd waited on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach to catch a glimpse of President Obama’s motorcade Sunday afternoon, voices and tempers began to rise. One of many screaming matches occurred over a woman’s right to have an abortion. BizPac Review wanted to find the rational thoughts behind the shouting, so we spoke with the ranting woman...
  • Allen West: 'What they need to understand is that I serve a mighty God'

    09/05/2012 10:50:54 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 17 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 9/5/2012 | Michele Kirk
    U.S. Congressman Allen West did not get far into his Labor Day speech to the Palm Beach County Tea Partiers before drawing a line in the sand for his trackers. He began by calling up to the front a young woman with a video camera who was hired several months ago by the Democratic Party to record the hundreds of speeches that West makes as he travels throughout his district. She is one of two trackers with whom West has become very familiar. He frequently makes a point to acknowledge them, and often sends a message back to those who...
  • Business community will fight the left's attempt to silence us

    08/28/2012 5:41:25 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 4 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/28/2012 | John R. Smith
    Serious efforts are speeding down the political pike from leftists, to curtail the free political speech of businesses. They are trying to pass laws and regulations that limit or eliminate a business’ or corporation’s ability to contribute to political candidates or PACs that support candidates. The left frets and whines about evil businesses trying to “buy” elections, yet it’s OK with them if unions do the buying. Huh? Say again? Let’s start with what the U.S. Constitution and the highest court in the land say about this issue. Previously, these pages pointed out that everyone knows our Constitution prohibits government...
  • Dems censor, blindside Jewish debaters in So Florida again

    08/22/2012 11:07:08 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 8 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/22/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    The Palm Beach County Democratic Party on Tuesday let loose its new weapon, something I call the "Jewish Grandmothers Group," designed to stifle free speech. At the Ross Jewish Community Center in Boynton Beach, Mark Alan Siegel, the chairman of the local party, joined Rabbi Barry Silver to square off in a debate with Christian-Zionist Tom Trento and me. The topic: Should Jews vote for Obama or Romney? In what should come as no surprise by now, the informational event was closed down early because of threats of disorder. An early "uh-oh" sign popped up in our heads when, just...
  • Young people prefer, 'No party affiliation'

    08/13/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 32 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/13/2012 | John R. Smith
    The Republican and Democratic parties had better watch out. More and more “Millennials” or Generation Y youth are avoiding party membership. And many of their reasons make sense. For starters, neither party has catered to youth’s generational needs. The parties have supported politicians who have sold youth down the river. If you are young, let this sink in: Politicians in this country, mostly liberals, have sold out your future. They have put you in hock. They have borrowed astronomical sums of money to fund their current political programs, and you will have to pay it back. It gets worse. ...
  • Exclusive: Allen West's upcoming reality show footage

    08/06/2012 6:19:49 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 3 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Michele Kirk
    For many candidates, running for office may feel like a season of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV show where contestants build alliances and try to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the big prize. But for South Florida’s own conservative firebrand, U.S. Rep. Allen West, the comparison is less academic than, well, reality. The Republican congressman stepped off the campaign trail for a brief moment recently to participate in a “Survivor”-like reality TV show filmed in Palm Beach County.
  • Pelosi leads Dems push to protect gays from deportation

    08/02/2012 6:37:00 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 37 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/2/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with 83 other members of Congress, led a push this week to keep lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family members from being deported. In a letter to Homeland Security sent on Tuesday, July 31, the Democratic members pleaded for recognition, in writing, that same-sex partners should be considered as a discretionary factor in deciding deportation cases. This will be the second attempt at persuading Secretary Napolitano to put the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security’s 2011 announcement, into writing. The announcement in August, from high-ranking DHS and White House officials stated,...
  • Jewish leaders’ Democratic bias an outrage in wake of DNC email flap

    07/05/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 21 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 7/5/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    It’s no great secret that the leaders of local Jewish organizations are Democrats and fervent supporters of the party. There has been so much controversy over this relationship recently that the only way to clear the air would be to urge Jewish leaders to publicly declare their political affiliations. Then their congregations and organizational members would at least have a better idea of what's motivating these leaders’ sermons or organizational policies. Many members of synagogues and Jewish groups assume that their leaders are politically neutral and have only the interests of Israel and Jews at the top of their agendas....
  • Unions prepare to wreck Florida

    06/26/2012 8:14:08 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 5 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 6/25/2012 | John R. Smith
    Battlefields sometimes form in unexpected places. South Florida’s luxuriance camouflages the battle lines, but make no mistake -- we’re in combat over the role of government. If you’re in the growing crowd that wants to protect our economic freedom and liberties, you're about to find out what you’re fighting against, why it matters and who’s on the other side. You’re in a showdown, a decisive confrontation against government and unions, and this clash is all about making Florida a vibrant and attractive place in which to live, work, and move to. The power of public unions is rendering state and...
  • Rick Scott is right about cleansing voter rolls

    06/18/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 12 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 6/18/2012 | John R. Smith
    Florida politics produces very few no-brainer issues. There are even fewer when you can choose whether you want to side with logic or with criminal behavior. Today’s no-brainer is the progressives’ argument against voter identification, perhaps the most irresponsible position in Florida politics today. Gov. Rick Scott is not backing off a pledge to clear Florida’s voter rolls of non-citizens who illegally registered to vote. When the governor received word that the U.S. Department of Justice intends to sue Florida to stop its efforts to “purge” voter rolls, he announced he would sue the Obama administration to force the Department...
  • Note to Florida unions: You're next

    06/12/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 6/12/2012 | John R. Smith
    Word on South Florida’s political streets is that the local public employee unions are “mystified” about the outcome of the Scott Walker victory over the unions in the Wisconsin recall election. The story is that the local AFL-CIO is so out of touch, it doesn’t really comprehend the significance of what happened, while the Service Employees International Union, a bit more sophisticated, recognized the defeat for what it was: a major loss for its agenda. The union response for the loss is that it was outspent seven-to-one by conservative groups. But data coming from the Center for Public Integrity, a...
  • Why can't Florida's students write?

    05/29/2012 7:18:20 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 49 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/29/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    When the passing rate for students taking the writing FCAT dropped to 30 percent this year, compared to 80 percent last year, the Florida Board of Education addressed the problem with typical aplomb: It changed the grading scale. Like magic, failure turned into success for tens of thousands of students. Of course, they can’t write any better than before, but that’s beside the point. The students passed the FCAT, didn’t they? So their schools’ letter-grade ratings won’t go down, and their self-esteem will remain intact. That’s what’s important, isn’t it? The high initial failure rate was due at least in...
  • Ted Deutch wants to stifle free speech

    05/21/2012 7:12:05 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 16 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/21/2012 | John R. Smith
    Ted Deutch has passed the point of merely being wobbly on business issues. The Florida congressman is now firmly entrenched in the anti-business ranks of the Beltway. Deutch crossed the line when he introduced a bill in the U.S House to silence the financial voice of American business in our elections process. He is proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning businesses, and political groups created by businesses, from contributing money to political candidates at the federal, state and local levels. Deutch would also forbid spending money to influence the outcome of ballot issues. He believes that businesses should...
  • GOP needs Marco Rubio to ward off extinction

    05/15/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 81 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/15/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The Republican Party faces a threat to its existence. It’s not an ideological threat, but a demographic and mathematical one. Unless the GOP acts to change the math by broadening its appeal to minorities, it will cease being a major force in American politics. If you have any doubt about this, look at the numbers: In 1960, white Americans made up 94 percent of the electorate. By 2010, the figure had dropped to 75 percent. Among African-Americans, more than 90 percent vote Democratic, and in the 2008 presidential race, 96 percent chose President Obama. For Asian-Americans, a clear majority consistently...
  • Catholic church to battle Obama Administration

    05/01/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 8 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The federal Department of Health and Human Services ignited a political firestorm in January that’s still smoldering when it declared institutions of the Catholic Church would have to include coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacients in their employee insurance policies. Most Americans initially backed the church in its contention that the HHS requirement, conjured out of the Affordable Care Act, violated the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty by forcing the church to provide drugs and services that run counter to its moral teachings. So the Obama administration engaged in a sleight-of-hand by declaring a “compromise” in which the insurance companies,...
  • Obama's shocking travel costs reek of reckless spending

    04/24/2012 7:05:53 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 34 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | John R. Smith
    Let’s look into abuse, namely the wholesale abuse of taxpayer money. I don’t mean raising taxes. I mean the indiscriminate spending of tax money by government officials. It’s bad enough that the General Services Administration blew $823,000 in tax dollars on a posh, five-day spending spree in Las Vegas at a "training conference." No, I’m talking about the recklessness of the president of the United States, as he spends your money on travel for himself and his wife. Here’s a man who is supposed to set a reasonable example, when, in fact, the best word for his behavior is extravagant....
  • Note to students: Ditch the hero worship, add critical thinking

    04/18/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 16 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 4/17/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    Last week, President Obama brought his re-election campaign to a cheering crowd of 4,500 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The audience for the stump speech consisted largely of students, so the adulation came as no surprise. Hero worship tends to be a province of the young. College campuses, however, should be places where young people develop the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in life. So here’s a suggestion to those who participated in the FAU hurrahs: Put your adulation on “hold” for a while. Then employ critical thinking skills to what the president told you, especially regarding...
  • We're not serfs, and Obama is not our king

    03/20/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 3/20/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The American flag has been burnt, spat upon, and otherwise desecrated both in this country and throughout the globe. But to my recollection, it never has been blatantly defiled to promote the personality cult of a president. That is, until now. In Tavares, Fla., a military veteran noticed a flag flying in front of the Lake County Democrat Party headquarters that bore the image of Barack Obama in place of the 50 stars. He informed a few of his veteran buddies, who asked local Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Hurlburt to take it down. The veterans had a legitimate grievance. A...
  • Instead of socialism, allow banks to fail

    03/05/2012 12:28:01 PM PST · by SmileRight · 17 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 3/5/2012 | John R. Smith
    A scary word, nationalization. It conjures up images of banana republics, czarist Russia and European socialism. Now the “progressives” are trotting out this nationalization/collectivist concept as a solution to their scare-mongering alarms over “too-big-to-fail” banks. First, one warning bears mentioning: Statements that U.S. banks are too big to fail are uninformed. Banks aren’t too big to fail; they are “too interwoven to fail.” Scale is needed to compete globally. If U.S. banks are forced to downsize because they are too big, we destroy our leadership in world financial markets. It’s the inter-relatedness of the banks that gives the U.S. economy...