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  • The Challenges of Diversity [Steyn]

    07/09/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 7/8/2014 | Mark Steyn
    Texas Governor Rick Perry is being criticized for declining to greet President Obama at Austin-Bergstrom Airport tomorrow when Air Force One touches down and the bazillion-car motorcade takes off for some vital Democrat fundraisers. Perry instead would like a substantive meeting to discuss the foreign invasion currently ongoing at Texas' southern border, but Obama doesn't do substantive meetings, and in any case, as the principal facilitator of the southern invasion, any discussions between him and Perry probably ought to be conducted under the auspices of the UN at the Hague or in Vienna or some such. Maybe Putin or Assad...
  • Want to Disprove Man-Made Climate Change? A Scientist Will Give You $10,000 if You Can

    06/25/2014 12:24:02 PM PDT · by Twotone · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 25, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A physics professor is so fed up with the claims made by “climate change deniers” that he has launched a “$10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge.” The challenge issued by Dr. Christopher Keating, a professor who previously taught at the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a news release, will award prize money to anyone who uses the scientific method to prove that human activity has not been a factor leading to climate change.
  • U.S. Supreme Court gives taxpayers more power to fight IRS summons (9-0)

    06/24/2014 6:37:09 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 32 replies
    OAN ^ | June 19, 2014 | Patrick Temple - Reporting
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that taxpayers have a right to challenge an Internal Revenue Service summons enforcement action in court when they can show the tax agency might have issued the summons in bad faith. The tax-collecting IRS argued taxpayers already have opportunities to challenge a summons, but the nine justices ruled in favor of a Florida man who demanded an evidentiary hearing about the motives of IRS officials for issuing a summons.
  • Football: Shaw is disappointed SEC stuck to eight-game conference schedule

    05/02/2014 4:01:16 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 4 replies
    SFGATE ^ | May 1, 2014 | Tom FitzGerald
    While football teams in the Pac-12 and the Big 12 play nine conference games each season and the Big Ten is about to follow suit, the Southeastern Conference recently announced it will stick with eight conference games. Stanford coach David Shaw is not happy about that, especially now that there will be a four-team playoff beginning next season that will depend on a level playing field for each conference. He said he was “more disappointed than surprised” by the SEC decision. “It’s bigger, I think, than most people understand.”
  • Despite Big Challenges, Conservatives Will Continue to Fight

    03/24/2014 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies ^ | 3/24/2014 | Star Parker
    The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida’s 13th congressional district, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This coupled with polling data - Americans are increasingly unhappy with our president, with his signature health care law, with an economy still far from recovery, and with perceived weak American leadership on the international stage – is producing Republican optimism about 2014 mid-term election prospects and about 2016. But while unhappy voters may favor the party out of power, it takes more...
  • Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles (Over Global Warming Debate)

    02/05/2014 7:22:18 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 5, 2014 | Lord Monckton
    Lord Monckton invites ‘Chazza’ to spar over ‘unroyal’ global-warming remarkHis Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Clarence House, London.Candlemas, 2014Your Royal Highness’ recent remarks describing those who have scientific and economic reason to question the Establishment opinion on climatic apocalypse in uncomplimentary and unroyal terms as “headless chickens” mark the end of our constitutional monarchy and a return to the direct involvement of the Royal Family, in the Person of our future king, no less, in the cut and thrust of partisan politics.Now that Your Royal Highness has offered Your Person as fair game in the shootout of politics, I...
  • Kevin Rudd to challenge PM Julia Gillard for Labor Leadership tomorrow morning

    06/25/2013 8:23:09 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 26th June 2013 | Simon Benson
    KEVIN Rudd will challenge Julia Gillard for the Labor leadership tomorrow morning. A petition for a ballot circulated among Labor MPs is believed to now have the required numbers for a spill of the PM.
  • Allen West reluctant, but open to primary challenge against Rubio

    06/19/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/19/2013 | The Right Scoop via WMAL
    This morning on WMAL, Allen West was asked if he would be open to a primary challenge against Rubio given all the disaffected Rubio voters in the state of Florida. While hemming and hawing on the subject a bit, he didn’t rule out the possibility and agreed that an immigration reform bill as long as this one is not what the American people want. So let’s just say it’s a possibility. Listen:
  • Ex-NATO scientist's toy boat 'Snoopy Sloop' set to sail across Atlantic

    11/26/2012 12:29:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    News Track India ^ | November 26, 2012
    London, Nov. 26 (ANI): A retired NATO scientist is all set to launch his toy boat on its first unmanned trip across the Atlantic. The creator, 65-year-old Robin Lovelock, has spent four years developing a craft he believes can survive the 6,000-mile journey. The boat, named Snoopy Sloop, is 4 feet long, weighs just 30lbs and is held together in parts by bathroom light cord, reports the Telegraph. The boat has already demonstrated its endurance, having completed more than 5,000 miles during seven months of continuous sailing, albeit on the gentler waters of Bray Lake, just off the M4 motorway...
  • Obama's Revenge: America's Challenge

    11/06/2012 5:13:54 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11-6-2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    This is about revenge." -- Rush Limbaugh on the policies of President Obama, February 27, 2009 "Voting is the best revenge." -- Barack Obama, November 2, 2012 It was the grand leftist experiment. It was Obama's Revenge. A revenge designed to take what Ronald Reagan once called "the last best hope of man on earth" and, instead, to "transform America." A revenge designed to remake a nation founded on principles of liberty and freedom into a Westernized progressive utopia. An "Ameritopia" -- to borrow from Mark Levin's bestseller. Rush Limbaugh nailed this exactly way back on February 27, 2009. And...
  • Watch "The American Bible Challenge" on Game Show Network Thursday at 8PM EDT, 7PM CDT

    08/22/2012 9:01:02 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 2 replies
    Game Show Network ^ | August 22, 2012 | Steelers6
    Our Host: Jeff Foxworthy Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy® Award nominee and the best-selling author of 11 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. It's just cool seeing people come and, within the course of an hour, win money to help change someone else's life. That's a neat thing to be a part of.
  • EPA denies challenge to biofuels rule

    08/20/2012 9:29:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The HIll ^ | 8/21/2012 | Zack Colman
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered a blow to the petroleum industry Monday by denying a petition that would have exempted refiners from part of a biofuel blending mandate, according to documents obtained by The Hill. EPA shot down the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) challenge of the renewable fuel standard (RFS), according to Monday court filings with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. EPA determined that enough advanced biofuels – generally understood to be made from non-food products – existed to meet that portion of the RFS for 2012.
  • Should Romney SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records?

    08/08/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 51 replies
    Graewoulf | August 8, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Romney is stuck at dead center in the Opinion Polls. In order to move the Romney poll needle in a positive direction, why not encourage timid Mitty Romney to SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records when he announces who his Veep will be? In this way Romney would be calling Obama's Bluff, something that Obama has warned others not to do. The Veep announcement and the Sealing of Romney's tax records would give The Media a double surprise at a time of maximum Media audience. Sunday talk shows would then be forced to talk about Obama's sealed School and...
  • FULL Video of Apuzzo Ballot Challenge Hearing

    04/11/2012 9:16:29 PM PDT · by jdirt · 25 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Haggz51
    The Judges are making up the rules and evidence as they go. If you can't fight fair, they cheat. Read the ruling and listen to repatriate radio for a discussion of the hearing with Cmdr. Kerchner. ONLY THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T MAKE THE CONNECTION THAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE INSTITUTED TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE QUALIFIED. APPARENTLY ONLY CITIZENS CAN SEE THAT.
  • Apuzzo knocks it out of the park!! (vanity)

    04/10/2012 5:19:45 PM PDT · by jdirt · 21 replies ^ | April 10, 2012 | Mario Apuzzo Esq.
    Mario Apuzzo argued for 3 and a half hours today to knock President Obama off the NJ primary ballot. Obama's attorney argued Wong Kim Ark (1898) and Ankeny. Apuzzo has been spring loaded for this argument for years and Obama's attorney's argument was no match for Apuzzo. He destroyed Obama's attorney!! The Judge will write an opinion and publish it tomorrow morning. No matter what the outcome, appeals will be filed. Wouldn't it be great if the US Supreme Court had to take the case because the NJ Supreme Court rules in our favor.... Check out Mario's account of the...
  • DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details

    04/10/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT · by dickmc · 5 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | Tue, April 10, 2012 | Erico Guizzo & Evan Ackerman
    DARPA to the robotics community: the challenge is on. Today the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is announcing a bold new program aiming to advance robotics technology for disaster response. The DARPA Robotics Challenge is offering tens of million of dollars in funding to teams from anywhere in the world to build robots capable of performing complex mobility and manipulation tasks such as walking over rubble and operating power tools. It all will culminate with an audacious competition with robots driving trucks, breaking through walls, and attempting to perform repairs in a simulated industrial-disaster setting. The winner takes all:...
  • Gov. Walker will not challenge recall signatures

    02/27/2012 8:32:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-27-12 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker will not challenge any signatures in an attempt to stop a recall election from being held against him later this year, according to a media report. The election if held would represent only the third recall election for a governor is U.S. history. Walker faced a deadline Monday to challenge the signatures and a campaign spokeswoman told WisPolitics Monday that the Republican governor had not had enough time to examine the signatures. The spokeswoman, Ciara Matthews, did not immediately respond to a phone and email seeking comment. Organizers gathered more than 1 million signatures in...
  • Obama Biased Indiana Elections Officials Vote to Put Obama on Ballot

    02/24/2012 7:50:20 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 2-24-12 | Pamela Barnett
    Obama Biased Indiana Elections Officials Vote to Put Obama on Ballot, Ignore Law and Fraud Evidence, Audio, First Hand Account Posted by By Pamela Barnett at 25 February, at 01 : 36 AM Print Biased Indiana Elections officials call objectors “birthers”, don’t address and matters of law and ignore evidence that Obama is using a social security number that was never assigned to him. When Obama started using this stolen SSN he was most likely an Indonesian citizen as State Department documents prove that he was known as Soebarkah. First hand account here, unedited…. I hate to be the bearer...
  • Obama Arizona Ballot Challenge Order to Appear Feb. 23

    02/22/2012 12:45:40 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 7 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | George Miller
    Please go and support Ken Allen. Status hearing is tomorrow at 9am on the forth floor rm 486 of the superior court house in Tucson with Judge Gordon. Arizona Superior Court in Pima County 110 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 740-4200, TDD (520) 740-8887 Obama Arizona Ballot Challenge Order to Appear Feb. 23
  • Obama Arizona Ballot Challenge Order to Appear Feb. 23

    02/22/2012 12:45:36 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 1 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | George Miller
    Please go and support Ken Allen. Status hearing is tomorrow at 9am on the forth floor rm 486 of the superior court house in Tucson with Judge Gordon. Arizona Superior Court in Pima County 110 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 740-4200, TDD (520) 740-8887 Obama Arizona Ballot Challenge Order to Appear Feb. 23
  • GOP leader Fitzgerald sees recall elections moving ahead (WI)

    02/16/2012 8:59:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin State journal ^ | 2-15-12 | SCOTT BAUER
    The Republican leader of the state Senate said Friday he expects recall elections to proceed against three of his colleagues, despite challenges they made to thousands of signatures on petitions seeking their ouster from office. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he is hopeful, though, that his election can be blocked through the challenges he made to the Government Accountability Board on Thursday. As for the others, Fitzgerald said, "They're not even close." Fitzgerald was the only one of the four who clearly challenged more than enough signatures to void an election. But whether to reject the signatures is up to...
  • Democrat Ballot Challenger called as he was walking out of the court house in Tallahassee

    02/15/2012 4:14:07 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 11 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 2-15-2012 | George Miller
    Democrat Ballot Challenger called as he was walking out of the court house in Tallahassee …. Posted by By GeorgeM at 15 February, at 22 : 53 PM Mike Voelz called me a few minutes ago to say that he was feeling “relief and excitement” upon completing his filing of a Florida Ballot Challenge to Obama. He had been studying FL statutes for two years and is a registered Democrat. He remarked that he was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to file and how friendly they were. He said that they asked him for his BAR number and...
  • Obama Ballot Challenge in Illinois Jackson Hearing Feb 2

    02/01/2012 8:39:42 AM PST · by ednoonan7 · 18 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | Pamela Barnett
    A Feb. 2 hearing will be held to determine whether Illinois State Board of Elections will allow Barack Obama on the Illinois Presidential ballot even though he is NOT a NATURAL Born Citizen according to Supreme Court precedent Minor v. Happersett (1875) Hearings are open to the public. Please attend to support the objectors if you can. See PDF file -
  • Obama and his attorney are acting like frightened 5 year olds.

    01/25/2012 1:40:28 PM PST · by jcsjcm · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Orly Taitz web site | January 25, 2012 | Orly Taitz
    Obama and his attorney are acting like frightened 5 year olds. In his letter he ignores the other 2 attorneys, but is pretty much saying ‘I am afraid of Orly”. See the letter attached. What Obama is asking now, is totally insane. He is asking the Secretary of State of GA to take the trial away from the judge on the eve of the trial. He is mostly crying on the shoulder of the Secretary of State of GA and saying that Orly is bad, because she issued all of those subpoenas. So after the judge told Obama, that the...
  • Precedent Case For Restraint of Fund Raising for Obama: Writ of Mandate

    01/19/2012 3:47:42 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 10 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 1-19-12 | Edward C. Noonan
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breaking News: January 19, 2012 ~ Precedent Case For Restraint of Fund Raising for Obama: Writ of Mandate ~ Served on the California Secretary of State. Sacramento – A legal complaint was served on Obama for America (California) and the California Secretary of State Debra Bowen late Tuesday to keep British-born Barack Obama off the ballot for the Office of the President, because he does not meet the Constitutional requirement of being a U.S. Natural Born citizen according to the Supreme Court precedent Minor v. Happersett. The legal action was filed Jan. 6 in Sacramento Superior Court...
  • Illinois: Illusions in Ballot Security

    01/18/2012 9:06:59 AM PST · by ednoonan7
    obamaballotchallenge ^ | 18 January 2012 | George Miller
    Illinois: Illusions in Ballot Security Posted by GeorgeM at 18 January 2012 Presidential Candidate Ed Noonan told us about this BlogTalk radio show tonight, which I caught the latter part of and wish I could have started earlier: Illusions in Ballot Security! Steve Boulton will join Sharon Meroni tonight to discuss The Objectors and the filings today of the Citizenship challenges. Other stuff was discussed first. It was pointed out that in IL, candidates only have to submit a statement that they are qualified. No proof is required. They also pointed out that challenges are often done to scare away...

    01/15/2012 1:36:49 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 7 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 1-15-2012 | Edward C. Noonan
    THREE MORE “OBAMA BALLOT CHALLENGES” REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN FILED IN ILLINOIS It has just been reported to me that three more nationwide challenges to Obama appearing on the upcoming primary ballots have been filed. This time, it is with the Illinois State Board of Elections. My source of this information is Here the OBAMA BALLOT CHALLENGE group links directly to the Illinois State Board of Elections where the three petitioners are shown: [See image here] What is curious is that two dates for “objection” be to filed is past. The Freeman file expired on the 10th, and the...
  • Taxachussets Ballot Challenge by Retired Army Officer

    Taxachussets Ballot Challenge by Retired Army Officer Posted by By GeorgeM at 11 January, at 19 : 57 PM "...As a young boy, like most young boys I wanted to be President of the USA; however I was informed at one time, by Christopher A. Ianella, who was a State Rep. from 1948 on, and at another by Albert L. “Dapper” O’Neil, who served on the Boston City Council, and was a friend of the Family, that I never could be, because my Dad was not a US Citizen, and as the son of a Father who was a...
  • Nader: White House Pressured Democrats Not To Challenge Obama

    01/08/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by Son House · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Ralph Nader is accusing the White House of applying political pressure to stop Democrats who were considering a primary challenge against the president. The consumer activist and former presidential candidate, who had been searching for a prominent Democrat to challenge President Obama, told The Hill he has given up his effort. “I hate to say but it’s over,” Nader told The Hill. Last year, Nader said there was an almost 100 percent chance Obama would face a primary challenge. Nader explained that he had planned to organize a slate of six candidates to primary Obama on a variety of issues....
  • Aldermanic candidates disqualified for flawed nomination papers

    01/07/2012 11:44:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 1-6-12 | Larry Sandler
    Four Milwaukee aldermanic candidates won't appear on the ballot because of flaws in their nomination papers, the city Election Commission staff has ruled. Unless the commission overturns those decisions, five incumbent aldermen will be running without opponents on the April 3 ballot - up from three initially - and the number of aldermanic primaries Feb. 21 will be reduced from four to three. Two other incumbents filed challenges to another two candidates' papers, which could bring the number of primaries down to two. Sue Edman, the commission's executive director, said nominating petitions submitted by 1st District candidate Virgie Wynn, 4th...
  • Challenge to remove Obama from NH ballot to be heard Friday (Orly Taitz)

    11/16/2011 2:26:21 PM PST · by ExtremePatriot · 20 replies ^ | 11/16/11 | Unlawful President
    A hearing to review removal of Barack Obama from the New Hampshire primary ballot will be conducted this Friday at 2 p.m. at the NH Legislative Office Building, Room #307 (33 N. State St., Concord). The Ballot Law Commission will review a complaint filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. of California and a leader in the Obama eligibility movement which charges that Obama has presented a forged birth certificate on, uses a social security number not assigned to him, and does not meet the Natural Born definition confirmed by Minor v. Happersett of requiring two U.S. citizen parents at...
  • First Obama Ballot Challenge Filed in New Hampshire

    11/14/2011 3:16:22 AM PST · by ExtremePatriot · 9 replies
    Unlawful President ^ | 11/14/2011 | Unlaw President
    The first Obama ballot challenge will be led by Dr. Orly Taitz in New Hampshire the state with the earliest primary for the Presidential election. Pamela Barnett, Obama State Ballot Challenge 2012 Director, will join in this effort and encourages others to visit Dr. Taitz’s website for exact information and documentation on how to join this effort.
  • Pressure grows on Hillary to challenge sinking Obama

    09/01/2011 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Signalman · 54 replies ^ | 8/31/2011 | Hombre
    Will Hillary Clinton challenge Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination? She says no, that she never wants to run for office again. But the pressure is growing on her to change her mind as Obama continues to slide in the polls — and as the left bloc of the party and Latino and black voters become more vocal in their disapproval of the president. And when White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked about the possibility at a press briefing on Monday, he was less than convincing with his answer. “You’d have to ask her,” Carney stammered after Lester...
  • Michele Bachmann Bashes Romney for Not Signing Pro-Life Pledge

    06/19/2011 1:20:52 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 27 replies
    Life Site ^ | June 19, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Michele Bachmann Bashes Romney for Not Signing Pro-Life Pledge by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 6/19/11 3:36 PM Congresswoman Michele Bachmann today bashed Mitt Romney in what could be the first of many Republican presidential clashes over the issue of abortion. Bachmann cicatrized the former Massachusetts governor for not signing a pro-life presidential pledge. As reported, the Susan B. Anthony List unveiled the pledge on Friday and indicated Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul signed it. The pledge has the candidates promising to support only judicial nominees who won’t interpret the Constitution...
  • Sen. Snowe braces for tea party challenge in Maine

    05/08/2011 11:32:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — Maine's Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate's leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment as she braces for a primary challenge from the right. Such votes could help Snowe fend off tea party foes who mock her as a "RINO" - Republican In Name Only - and hope to sink her bid for a fourth term next year. Snowe insisted she's been true to her moderate roots.
  • I Am My Sunshine – Squeeky Takes Up Ed Schultz’s Challenge!!!

    05/08/2011 1:50:47 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 14 replies
    Squeeky Fromm - Girl Reporter ^ | May 8, 2011 | Squeeky Fromm
    Ed Schultz just said: President Barack Obama, he waves the flag, too. Come on, Nashville! Give me a song! If you won’t do it, we’d like to hear from our viewers. If you have a patriotic song or even a rendition of another song already in the can and ready to go, you can go to our blog at and leave a link to it. We’ll check them out and maybe even play it on the air, because I think President Obama and the SEALS deserve a song from those fun loving American rednecks in Nashville, Tennessee who love...
  • A Challenge to the Tea Party

    03/31/2011 10:56:47 AM PDT · by Donhunt78 · 2 replies
    March 26, 2011 | Pastor Jim Blaie
    Since 2008 – Our country has gone through some harsh economic changes and a new president. Both have caused this nation to reflect on its heritage and its future, therefore I would like to offer… A Challenge to the Tea Party One of the leadership principles espoused by a fairly new leadership movement (developed by John Maxwell – the foremost recognized leadership guru) “Equip” (is this:) “Constantly lifting up that which you want to promote and value will bring people in to do it also.” (repeat) One of the reasons the Tea Party has been effective in electing new leaders...
  • Camaraderie, Challenge Inspire Wounded Warriors

    03/29/2011 5:20:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 29, 2011 – Camaraderie and the opportunity to challenge themselves are proving to be some of the best therapy possible for wounded warriors attending the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Former Army Spc. Barbara Newstrom, left, and Army Sgt. John Barnes, center, both wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom, take a break during the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2011. Joining them is Barnes' mother, Valerie Wallace, who watched the changes last year’s clinic helped to bring about in her son....
  • Best Option to Repeal Obamacare

    01/17/2011 4:33:11 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 1/17/11 | reasonmclucus
    If House Republicans are serious about wanting to repeal Obamacare, they should pass a Resolution stating that some, or all, portions of the Obamacare law are unconstitutional. A House Resolution doesn't require Senate approval and cannot be vetoed as would be the case with a bill eliminating Obamacare. The Resolution should include a statement reminding the courts that the only justification Chief John Marshall could cite for ruling on the constitutionality of an Act of Congress in Marbury v. Madison was the oath the justices took to support the Constitution. Members of Congress take the same oath and thus have...
  • Mark Levin's $100,000 Challenge to Chris Matthews

    01/13/2011 6:57:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    american spectator ^ | 1/13/11 | Jeffrey Lord
    Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin has put out a stunning challenge to those left-wing media personalities accusing conservative talk radio stars and Sarah Palin of encouraging murder. First, he offered $100,000 to Chris Matthews to find any example where Sarah Palin or Levin himself had "promoted the murder of anybody." The direct challenge to Matthews took place shortly after Levin had played clips of Matthews suggesting Levin's passionate radio shows were "angry" and apparently implying that Levin's shows and those of talker Michael Savage had some responsibility for the Tucson murders. The allegation came on the heels of...
  • Arizona Aftermath: Beck Issues Challenge to American People, Politicians and Media

    01/10/2011 1:14:39 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 11 replies ^ | January 10, 2011 at 2:02pm | by Glenn Beck
    While Americans are grappling to understand the Arizona tragedy, the absolute vacuum of leadership on both sides is staggering. We live in a country that has been struck by John Hinckley Jr. and Sirhan Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald and Mark David Chapman. And one that’s been hit by terrorists like Timothy McVeigh, the DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad, the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan, and 19 highjackers all claiming to be freedom fighters. You’d think we’d understand the difference between madmen and terrorists. All evidence points to the fact that the assailant from this weekend was severely mentally disturbed. His...
  • Oklahoma to challenge health care law (not part of Florida Commiecare™ lawsuit)

    01/08/2011 6:43:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/07/11
    Oklahoma to challenge health care lawBy the CNN Wire Staff January 7, 2011 1:34 p.m. EST (CNN) -- The state of Oklahoma will file a lawsuit within the next few weeks challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to the state's incoming attorney general. "There is great clarity for me on the necessary and urgent need to exercise my responsibility to defend Oklahoma's Constitution against a federal government and president that have gone too far in their overreach of power and authority," Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt said in a written statement Friday. Pruitt was backed by...
  • Kaine: No serious '12 primary challenge to Obama

    01/02/2011 6:36:03 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 25 replies ^ | 8:58 a.m., Sunday, January 2, 2011 |
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday said he thinks the chances that President Obama will face a serious primary challenger in 2012 are "virtually nil." Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, now DNC chairman, said there's always the possibility that a fringe candidate could try to mount a challenge. But Mr. Kaine said Democrats feel very good about Mr. Obama's re-election prospects if, as Mr. Kaine put it, the president keeps doing the job that people elected him to do.
  • 20-State Health Care Challenge in Judge's Hands

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum gives the inside story on key hearing today in multistate case against national health care reform law
  • Out of Residency Issue Blooms a Rose -- Rahm by any other Name

    12/08/2010 2:50:43 PM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2010 | John Kass
    One thing Rahm couldn't do before was to convince people that he was some kind of delicate little flower being victimized by those rough Chicago politicians. He's always been the tough political guy, the guy who gets in the policy wonk's face and tells him to put a cork in it before the policy wonk has a chance to screw up a campaign. Rahm's the guy who sends the fish, the guy who never lets a good crisis go to waste. Clearly, he hasn't let this one go to waste, either. Our delicate little rose. How will this gentle soul...
  • Quick Responses to the 10 Most Common LDS Questions

    11/20/2010 4:34:13 PM PST · by Colofornian · 53 replies
    Whether you are on the streets in Utah, on the job, or answering e-mails, there seems to be certain questions that are most often asked of Christians who challenge Mormon beliefs. The following list, though hardly exhaustive and in no particular order, gives the most common questions, and several quick responses that could be given. These are obviously short starter responses, but hopefully one or more of these might help you to better formulate your own answer. 1. Isn't it unchristian to question someone else's claim to Christianity?•Didn't Joseph Smith do this very thing when he claimed that God told...
  • A Middle School Challenge (Vanity)

    11/03/2010 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Thidwick · 21 replies
    The mom of a local middle-school student sent me (and the rest of her list) an email about an upcoming "Challenge Day" scheduled at school. The purpose of her email was to recruit parent volunteers for the day. She included a brief description and a link to the website. The vague description raised some red flags, so I went to the website and did some information gathering. It included media links, information on a new book written by the founders, local testimonials, sponsors and so on. I went to the About Us menu bar and (w a Glenn Beck sniffer)...
  • States vs. Health Care Reform Law: Supreme Court-Bound?

    Attorneys general and legal team in states' lawsuit over 'Obamacare' go 'On the Record' with Greta
  • Fla. Suit On Obama Health Plan May Go To Trial

    09/14/2010 11:32:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies ^ | September 14, 2010 |
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A federal judge says he likely will let go to trial portions of a lawsuit by Florida and 19 other states challenging the president's health care overhaul as unconstitutional. But U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said at a Tuesday hearing in Pensacola that he expects to dismiss other parts.
  • Chinese film industry aims to challenge Hollywood (to counter western cultural dominance)

    09/13/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/13/2010 | Jonathan Watts in Beijing
    China is on course to build a record number of cinemas this year in a burst of movie infrastructure development that is partly aimed at rivalling the "soft power" of Hollywood. Following the state-backed expansion of China's TV and newspaper industries since 2009, the government is promoting a major push of film production and distribution. The state council, China's cabinet, has issued new guidelines for the booming industry that have helped film-makers secure bank loans and reach a wider audience. Qiang Zhongyuan, a director with Beijing Forbidden City Film Company, says the measures have helped him to double his budget...