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  • What To Be Thankful For?

    11/27/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government is designed to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which major political party controls Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day? What if they both believe that our rights are not natural to our humanity but instead are gifts...
  • Leave Us Alone

    08/06/2014 5:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    msm, government, biggovernment, media ^ | August 6, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    "..........Many of the reporters, pundits, and commentariat class have married or slept their way into the status quo and have no real problem with preserving it. They see that most Americans hate them and they only fret because of their superficial desire to be liked. Very view pieces of commentary out of Washington these days mention voters or constituents except to note they are pissed off. Instead, we get articles about what the Chamber of Commerce wants, what unions want, what conservative groups want, etc. What about what the voters want? Often, the press doesn’t know or understand. They misread...
  • Harkin: Tea Party 'every bit' as dangerous to nation as the Civil War

    09/27/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2013 | Ramsey Clark
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Friday said that the Tea Party movement is just as dangerous for America as the Civil War. “A small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology about how our country should run and what we should do cannot get their way in a normal discourse and votes,” Harkin said. “Since they can’t get their way they’re going to create this confusion and discourse and hope the public is so mixed up in who to blame for this that perhaps they’ll blame both sides.” “That is the path they see for taking...
  • Scandal Politics Sweep Capitol Hill

    05/14/2013 3:28:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 14,2013 | Jake Sherman,Lauren French
    Scandal politics are sweeping Capitol Hill. Just days after news broke that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofits, Speaker John Boehner’s House committees will morph into mock courtrooms where the White House will be the defendant in what amounts to a number of high-stakes political trials.
  • Humility Or Cynicism? Whatever Is Driving Obama Is Better Than Nothing (Barf Alert)

    03/12/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/ ^ | March 12, 2013 | Ron Fournier
    He is dining with Republicans after advisers openly mocked suggestions that he do so. He is visiting Capitol Hill after telling aides that such a gesture was beneath him and the dignity of his office. And, as an ultimate indignity, he is talking to reporters. What’s gotten into President Obama?
  • Air Force Association: Back to Demolition Derby?

    10/03/2006 9:54:15 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 20 replies · 1,090+ views
    Air Force Association Magazine ^ | August 1, 2006 | Robert S. Dudney
    Air Force Association August 2006, Vol. 89, No. 8 By Robert S. Dudney, Editor in ChiefBack to Demolition Derby? The Air Force should prepare itself for budget combat. Critics frequently dispute USAF’s claim that it needs to modernize its aircraft fleets. For anyone who may have harbored an honest doubt, though, the question was answered by a June exercise in Alaska. Twelve super-sophisticated F-22s, in simulated combat, posted a startling 108-to-zero record against current-generation “enemy” fighters, reported Gen. John D.W. Corley, USAF’s vice chief of staff. Against the same foes, older F-15s and F/A-18s did one-tenth as well as the...
  • Zakheim: $1 Billion Shift Needed For Afghan, Iraqi Programs

    03/02/2004 8:23:23 PM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 150+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 2, 2004 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
    The Defense Department's top money manager told Senate officials March 1 that DoD wants to transfer about $1 billion within its budget to fund three security, humanitarian and reconstruction programs in Afghanistan and Iraq. DoD Comptroller Dov Zakheim met on Capitol Hill with members of the Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee to discuss details of DoD's proposed $401.7 billion fiscal 2005 budget. The fiscal 2005 budget, Zakheim noted to members of the subcommittee, "does not request specific appropriations for these three (spending) authorities, and therefore, the department would need to reprogram funding to use them." The first program, Zakheim said,...
  • Japan Today Pulls Another

    07/12/2003 8:45:38 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 17 replies · 650+ views
    Too funny.A few days ago, Japan Today picked up a story that had been published on Capitol Hill Blue. It turned out that the story was false, and that Japan Today did not even know about Capitol Hill Blue. (Full story here).They had gotten the story from a place called TruthOut.org, which is run by managing editor William (Red) Rivers Pitt, co-author of an anti-American screed along with Scott "Have It Your Way" Ritter. Pitt claimed Japan Today took it without permission. Japan Today provided an email that said different.Japan Today's editor also said they would think twice before ever...