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  • Obama Amnesty & FIRE Boehner National Rallies : 2015-01-03 : Patriot "Soldiers" vs "Lazy Talkers"

    12/28/2014 4:05:42 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-12-28 | Patton@Bastogne
    American Patriot Friends ... We see Obama's illegal amnesty as a dire threat to American's constitutional republic; we're amazed and shocked that virtually no one in the GOP has the raw courage to check Obama's excursion into tyranny. Who am I, this event's organizer ? A simple Patriot, Aerospace Mechanical Engineer ... NOT interested in requesting $$$ donations ... and I am CHALLENGING "all" Patriots and Groups and LEADERS to put aside their personal conflicts and differences ... AND JOIN THIS FIGHT. Contact your Group's leadership and urge them to RALLY with US on Saturday 2015-01-03 ... that includes...
  • RNC chairman: Romney's problems ran deeper than primary structure

    12/28/2014 2:43:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reportedly told a donor that he blamed 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign for the candidate’s poor showing at the polls. The New York Times reports that a donor met Priebus during an RNC fundraiser in New York and told the chairman that the GOP’s intense primary season didn’t give Romney the time to pivot back toward the center after primaries, where he needed to appeal to the party’s more conservative base. But Priebus reportedly said that the problems ran deeper than the structure of the primaries, noting Romney’s widely reported comment that “47...
  • Charles Koch eyes sentencing reform as a 2015 priority [See Rand Paul]

    12/28/2014 12:57:39 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2014, 02:58 pm | David McCabe
    Conservative mega-donor Charles Koch says reforming the criminal justice system to make it more fair to the "disadvantaged" will be a major one of his priorities in 2015.The businessman said that the criminal justice system needs reforms aimed at “making it fair and making [criminal] sentences more appropriate to the crime that has been committed.” “Over the next year, we are going to be pushing the issues key to this, which need a lot of work in this country,” Koch told The Wichita Eagle in an interview published Saturday night. “And that would be freedom of speech, cronyism and how that relates to opportunities for...
  • Conservatives Must Crush Any Opposition To Senator Mike Lee

    12/28/2014 6:52:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | George Rasley
    Senator Mike Lee of Utah is one of the Senate’s few committed limited government constitutional conservatives and we here at CHQ admire him greatly for approaching every debate and every vote from a constitutional perspective. Senator Lee, along with Senator Ted Cruz, fought the hated CRomnibus spending bill with every tool he could muster, even bring-up a rare constitutional point of order against the bill that forced the Senate to (gasp) work on a Saturday. Lee is up for re-election in 2016 and his strict adherence to the constitution has earned him the support and respect of grassroots conservative voters...
  • Dividing Lines: Already polarized, Wisconsin's fault lines now wider

    12/28/2014 5:54:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 dec 2014 | Craig Gilbert
    At first glance, Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election last month looks like a carbon copy of his victory four years earlier. He won the same kinds of voters. He won the same parts of the state. And he won with virtually the same share of the vote: 52.25% in 2010 and 52.26% in 2014. But on closer inspection, there is an important difference: Wisconsin is even more polarized today than it was four years ago. Based on almost everything we know about the Nov. 4 election, the state’s fault lines are deeper and more sharply defined, its voters are more divided...
  • For Barack Obama, 2014 could hardly have been worse (Not to mention America!)

    12/28/2014 4:46:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/25/2014 | Donald Lambro
    A Gallup poll reported this week that only 23 percent of Americans surveyed each month “were satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.” -snip- The government throws many numbers into the GDP basket — things like federal, state and local government spending, exports and various investment expenditures. The sharply higher GDP number was largely the result of faster consumption — 3.2 percent versus 2.2 percent — despite flat or falling incomes. That’s why Paul Dales of Capital Economics warns that even though the GDP number looks rosy, it suggests that households have had to dip into their...
  • Will Obama use the unratified Arms Trade Treaty to undermine the 2nd Amendment?

    12/28/2014 3:31:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 65 replies
    Coac h Is Right ^ | 12/28/2014 | Doug Book
    Among the terms of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are the following mandatory provisions: 1.) Civilians are not permitted to “own, buy, sell, trade or transfer” “[any] means of armed resistance including handguns.” 2.) Also prohibited is the ownership of ammunition/munitions. 3.) All countries participating in the Arms Trade Treaty “shall establish and maintain a National Control System” with a list of all weapons including “their current owners.” This makes the registration of all firearms–that is, the National Arms Registry dreamed of by American liberals–a Treaty requirement. The registry will be used to enforce the prohibition against civilian...
  • Obama Repeats: ‘I’ll Act on My Own When It’s Necessary’

    12/27/2014 8:37:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 22, 2014 - 1:16 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In his weekly address released on Saturday, President Barack Obama said that in the remaining two years of his presidency he plans to work with Congress but will take unilateral action when he believes he needs to do so. “I’ll act on my own when it’s necessary,” Obama said. […] “But I will never stop trying to make life better for people like you. Because thanks to your efforts, a new foundation is laid,” said Obama. “A new future is ready to be written. We have set the stage for a new American moment, and I’m going to spend every...
  • It’s ending purposeless, perpetual, global warfare, stupid

    12/27/2014 8:29:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2014 | Bruce Fein
    “It’s ending purposeless, perpetual, global warfare, stupid.” Republican presidential contenders for 2016 should embrace that campaign theme to demolish the ultra-hawkish Hillary Clinton and her Napoleonic complex. Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign theme, “It’s the economy, stupid,” is obsolete. Presidential strategists sermonize that voters are instinctively concerned more about jobs, mortgages, and health care than about national security policy. True enough. But that is because presidential aspirants have failed to discern and to explain the direct connection between, on the one hand, purposeless, perpetual, global warfare and the projection of military force everywhere that has created an exorbitant, inefficient, and corrupt...
  • Scott Walker right to resist 'distraction'

    12/27/2014 2:55:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | December 05, 2014
    Republican state lawmakers should listen to their governor and drop plans for “right-to-work” legislation. Don’t repeat Wisconsin’s tumultuous past. Gov. Scott Walker just urged the Legislature not to take up a bill placing restrictions on private-sector unions similar to those that Act 10 applied to public-sector unions in 2011. “The right-to-work legislation right now, as well as reopening Act 10 to make any other adjustments, would be a distraction from the work that we are trying to do,” Walker said. He’s right. Wisconsin should focus instead on improving our schools and economy, fixing a state budget deficit and building more...
  • Dear GOP: Show, Don't Tell

    12/27/2014 12:51:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/26/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here's something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The "P" in POTUS stands for "President," not "Pundit." I understand that the Seinfeldian faux-holiday Festivus is behind us, but I want to get at least this one grievance in for next year a bit early. Republicans have a tendency to tell, not show. They feel the need to explain why they are saying something, rather than work at simply saying what they need to say convincingly. I call it "reading your stage...
  • The Republican lawmakers and celebrities who would be president

    12/27/2014 10:41:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 27, 2014 | John Batchelor
    In my last column I assessed the Republican governors and former governors who may run for president in 2016. Now I turn to the legislators and the rest of the field. Other prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 include four young national legislators who will dominate the party in the first quarter of the 21st century. Two of the national legislators, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, have a surprising amount in common: Both have Cuban backgrounds, both arose from the tea party boom of 2009 and ’10, and both represent powerful states in the Electoral...
  • Ending Executive Amnesty: The State's Nullification Option

    12/27/2014 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/272014 | Josh Gelernter
    This week, Tennessee became the 25th state to join a lawsuit against the president’s executive amnesty order. The lawsuit may work, but there’s another, more direct, and considerably more interesting redress against executive overreach. Proposed in 1798 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. In 1798, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, which were signed into law by President John Adams. The A&S Acts comprised four bills that increased the federal government’s power to shut up dissenters; most noxious was a provision that permitted the prosecution of anyone who said anything about the government that the government considered “seditious.” Fourteen...
  • American Achiever of 2014: Sarah Palin

    12/27/2014 9:44:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2014 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    It would be the height of churlishness for even the most inveterate leftist to deny the import of someone who made Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, and then the Smithsonian Institution's "100 Most Significant Americans Of All Time" list. Both affirmations were earned by former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. To then accept Governor Palin as "American Achiever of the Year 2014" would be for most, if not all on the left (and to be fair, many in the GOP) no doubt a bridge too far. However, such partisanship should not stand in the way of...
  • A new South rises and America wins – The beginning

    12/27/2014 9:15:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    WASHINGTON, December 24, 2014 — For tens of millions of southerners the December 6 runoff loss of Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu to Rep. Bill Cassidy represented the epic opening of a new age in America. This region is now a solid conservative south for the first time since Democrats seized control just after the end of the Civil War. For a region of the nation that stretches from the Carolinas to Texas, this is massive and so is the impact of this new Red, White and Blue American Wave. Here a New South Rises. How the new south...
  • Boehner is vulnerable to palace coup

    12/27/2014 8:17:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/25/14 | Joseph Farah
    Are you angry at House Speaker John Boehner for facilitating Barack Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty and Obamacare plans after Republican voters gave him a mandate for opposing them? Now there is a process for igniting a revolution against him within his caucus. It’s called the Dump Boehner Campaign. Already, more than half a million letters have been generated to House Republicans putting them on notice that Boehner must go. When Congress reconvenes in early January, every House Republican member will be greeted by boxes of yellow letters demanding Boehner go. Why yellow? The letter begins: “Don’t be yellow: Dump Boehner...
  • Supreme Court poised to rule on Obamacare, gay marriage in new year

    12/27/2014 5:36:52 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/26/2014 | Sean Lingell
    Civil liberty issues dominated the Supreme Court in 2014, a year that included rulings that protected or enhanced free speech, religious and privacy rights but featured few bombshell decisions of the kind that overshadowed recent terms. But with the justices under increasing pressure to take up the hot-button issue of gay marriage in the New Year, the court’s 2014-15 term is poised to be historic. In the year’s most high-profile case, the court gave a nod to religious and corporate freedoms as it struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. The 5-4 decision said that businesses can...
  • Clerk: 'I wasn't scared' as gunbattle erupts with robbers, 7-Eleven staff

    12/27/2014 5:32:53 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27dec 2014
    After an armed man pointed a gun at the head of 60-year-old convenience store clerk Ibrahim Rahmoun, he and his boss grabbed a gun and took action leading to an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side 7-Eleven. “The guy shot two bullets at us,’’ Rahmoun said. “We shot back at them. We shot eight.’’ “I wasn’t scared. ... I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. When you work the night shift, a lot of robberies happen’’ said Rahmoun, who was at the counter when two men entered the 7-Eleven at 2900 W. Montrose Ave. about 1:25 a.m. Friday and...
  • Bachmann: Obama Embraces Agenda of Jihad to Convert USA into Islamic Caliphate”

    12/27/2014 4:52:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Sons Of Liberty Media+ ^ | 12/26/2014 | Tim Brown
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been an outspoken voice against the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the halls of the United States federal government, and she has taken the shots against her, even by those who claim they are on her side. Recently, the Minnesota congresswoman was interviewed by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) and told him that Barack Obama has embraced “the agenda of Islamic jihad,” and that agenda includes both the destruction of Israel and converting the “United States into an Islamic Caliphate.” “While the president continues to say that this is not about...
  • Fixing the System: President Obama is Taking Action on Immigration

    12/26/2014 10:30:10 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    White House ^ | 2014 | Obama Administration
    America’s immigration system is broken. The President is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. [....] Share the Facts Our immigration system has been broken for decades. And every day we wait to act, millions of undocumented immigrants are living in the shadows: Those who want to pay taxes and play by the same rules as everyone else have no way to live right by the law. That is why President Obama is using his executive authority to...
  • Bush leaving company that reportedly profited from ObamaCare

    12/26/2014 5:21:39 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2014, 12:40 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is resigning his position at a healthcare company that reportedly profited from ObamaCare, as he lays the groundwork for a potential 2016 run.Bush will step down from the board of directors for Tenet Healthcare Corp., on Dec. 31, the hospital operator announced this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.Bush earned close to $300,000 from the company in 2013, according to filings reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. He also sold $1.1 million in company stock that year.It's the second business post Bush is leaving this month. Last week, the former governor announced he...
  • Why Liberals Should Fear the Supreme Court in 2015

    12/26/2014 4:41:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/26/2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court is poised for a blockbuster year in 2015—and the list of high-profile cases could keep growing. Already, the Court is set to rule in a case that threatens to wreak havoc on Obamacare. The justices are also considering questions of religious freedom, free speech, and limits on political fundraising. That mix of cases poses big risks for liberals, who were caught off guard by the Court's enthusiasm for another high-stakes Obamacare battle. And under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court has steadily chipped away at campaign-finance limits. But Republican governors and social conservatives also have a lot...
  • Marco Rubio: Jeb Bush a true conservative

    12/26/2014 3:18:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 106 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Hal Boedeker
    Marco Rubio blasted Rand Paul but said Jeb Bush would be a credible candidate if the former Florida governor decides to run for president. On ABC's "This Week," Florida's Republican senator said he had not decided whether to seek the White House in 2016. "Jeb is going to be a very -- if he decides to run, he is going to be a very credible and a very significant candidate in this race," Rubio told George Stephanopoulos. "I have tremendous respect for him."
  • The NO Mark Levin Show Thread,Tom Marr,December 26,2014,WABC AM

    12/26/2014 2:21:54 PM PST · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mark Levin,Tom Marr
    Tom Marr Will Sub For TGO Tonight.
  • GOP’s 2016 slate may be its most diverse ever, don’t expect the candidates to talk much about it.

    12/26/2014 11:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/2014 | By KATIE GLUECK and TARINI PARTI
    Bobby Jindal is Indian-American, but you’ll never hear him describe himself that way. Marco Rubio insists he’s an “American of Hispanic descent.” And Ted Cruz “certainly” identifies as Hispanic, but he didn’t run for office as “the Hispanic guy.” These Republican lawmakers, along with African-American conservative favorite Ben Carson, look poised to make the 2016 GOP presidential field the party’s most diverse ever. They are all mulling over White House runs as the GOP continues to struggle with minority voters and as racial tensions over police conduct have captivated the nation. But none is planning to play up his race...
  • Federal judge upholds Obama’s executive amnesty over challenge from Joe Arpaio

    12/26/2014 11:50:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    A bummer from D.C., especially coming so soon after a federal judge in Pennsylvania held that the amnesty was unconstitutional. Don’t fret, though. A similar lawsuit, led by incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and joined by 24 different states, has already been filed in Texas with a hearing scheduled early next month. The judge in that case is a Bush appointee who’s been critical of Obama’s DHS on immigration in the past. I like those odds. Worry about losing that one, not this one, as all it’ll take is a circuit split to force this issue before the Supreme...
  • Republicans warm to Loretta Lynch

    12/26/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by 4buttons · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/14 | Seung Min Kim
    “I want to see what happens in the hearings,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said. “But certainly I’m supportive.” McCain and Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) all said in interviews they have met with Lynch privately and are inclined to vote in favor of her nomination. “I would say yes, unless something comes up during the hearings,” Fischer said when asked if she was leaning toward backing Lynch.
  • A New Poster Child for Black on White Crime

    12/26/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014
    Paige Stalker might be alive today had she learned about Routine Activity Theory. But she is dead and two of her friends are critically wounded, the latest poster children for R.A.T.: White people in black neighborhoods should expect to be the victims of racial violence. Paige was one of five teenagers from an upscale neighborhood in nearby Grosse Point who were on their way to the movies three days before Christmas when they decided to pull over and smoke marijuana in Detroit. While they were getting a high, a black man with a high-powered rifle approached their car and fired...
  • Daily Kos: Reagan ‘Convinced Americans That Democratic Government Was Un-American’

    12/26/2014 8:25:29 AM PST · by Maceman · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 21, 2014 | Tom Johnson
    In the 1960s and ‘70s, it was fairly common for leftists to describe the U.S. as not just misguided or flawed, but sick. On Sunday, Daily Kos’s Mark Sumner trotted out that metaphor when he asserted that President Reagan “introduced [an] infection” to this country, one which caused Americans to believe that “to save our nation, we have to treat our government like a threat.” Since the Reagan years, Sumner claimed, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing. By opening a...
  • The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights

    12/26/2014 7:48:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Opposition to de Blasio reaches new heights By Yaron Steinbuch December 26, 2014 | 10:20am The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights Friday – with a plane flying a banner reading “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” over the Hudson River. Ashley Chalmers, owner of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, the company that flew the banner, declined to reveal from the airborne plane who hired him for the flight. John Cardillo, a blogger and former NYPD cop, tweeted that he was contacted by a “coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors” and asked to release their statement:...
  • If GOP establishment picks Jeb Bush for 2016, conservatives should bolt for another party

    12/26/2014 7:20:12 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 215 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/26/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    Some conservative political analysts have opined that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced recently that he was further exploring his options to run for the GOP presidential nomination as a means of pre-empting all other potential GOP candidates. Many of the same analysts say there was an additional, not-so-subtle message, and it was aimed primarily at conservatives: ‘Don’t bother running; the monied GOP interests (i.e. the donor class) have spoken and Jeb Bush is who they want.’ Over the Christmas holidays I have had a number of people ask my opinion about Bush, and what I have told them, essentially,...
  • The Christmas Spirit is Alive in Texas - [Ted Cruz]

    12/25/2014 7:54:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | December 23, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    A Christmas message from Sen. Cruz WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in advance of Christmas Day: “As Christmas approaches, we celebrate the most precious gift, that in the humblest of circumstances, Christ came to save the world. We pause to remember that night in Bethlehem, and to give thanks for the blessings the Lord continues to bestow upon each of us. “Across the Lone Star State, Texans are sharing the hope of the season. “From Waco’s Christmas Toy Store filling more than 2,700 kids’ trees with presents, to the Harlingen’s Salvation Army clothing...
  • Would You Buy Your 10-Year-Old Daughter a Gun for Christmas? Paul Ryan Did

    12/25/2014 2:47:55 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 127 replies
    Huffington ^ | 4/10/2012 | Kate Gunn
    Last week a small and seemingly innocuous piece in The Times caught my eye. The short panel referred to the fact that Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's right hand man and the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, had just spent $100 on camouflage hunting clothes for his daughter, Liza, 10, to go with the rifle he bought her last Christmas. Aghast with what I had just read I blogged about it, commenting that buying a 10 year old a rifle for Christmas was insane, and anywhere in the world that it wasn't considered to be must...
  • Merry Christmas: CUNY editorial advocates violent protests

    12/25/2014 12:06:44 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2014
    A graduate newspaper connected with the CIty University of New York featured an editorial this month calling for protestors against the police to arm themselves and direct their rage toward "those deserving the most virulent response of an enraged populace.” New York Post: “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. “The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more so...
  • Unions launch recruiting push for immigrants protected by Obama actions

    12/25/2014 10:44:38 AM PST · by Regulator · 41 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12/24/14 | FoxNews
    America's struggling labor unions got a gift this year when President Obama announced his expansive executive actions on immigration: potentially thousands, if not millions, of new members. Labor leaders reportedly are launching a new recruiting push by reaching out to those immigrants affected by Obama's immigration announcement last month. The actions are expected to offer work permits to some 4 million immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and, until now, were reluctant to join unions for fear of retaliation. Union leaders now say the president's actions give them new protections -- and are keen on signing them up.
  • Obama, a One-Man Revolution

    12/25/2014 9:23:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/25/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In his “fourth quarter,” he feels free to ignore popular opinion, the rule of law, and Congress. Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular-reform pressure, as happened in the 1890s or 1960s, to change public opinion and force government to make new laws or change existing ones. Barack Obama has introduced a quite different, third sort of revolution. He seeks to enact change that both the...
  • No Longer a Republican

    12/25/2014 8:36:57 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 116 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Matt Barber
    I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good. Even before the gavel has sounded on the Republican-led 114th Congress, these treacherous cowards shamelessly, eagerly, it seems, squandered perhaps the one opportunity they had to stop, in his tracks, America’s first cultural Marxist, anti-American, palpably evil president.
  • Unratified by the US, Controversial UN Arms Treaty Enters Into Force

    12/25/2014 6:52:00 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    As United Nations officials welcome the Christmas Eve entry into force of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), its progress in the U.S. remains hampered by significant Senate opposition and funding prohibitions included in appropriations legislation. Most recently, the omnibus government funding bill passed by the Congress earlier this month contained new prohibitions on the administration using any funds to implement the conventional arms treaty. Under U.N. procedures the U.S. would be liable for 22 percent of the budget for the ATT secretariat, the body that will oversee its implementation.
  • The Prince of Peace — Jesus of Nazareth

    12/25/2014 3:46:00 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/24/2014 | James J. Drummey
    Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world on Christmas, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, a town in Roman-occupied Palestine. After...
  • Merry Christmas from Texas to the World

    12/25/2014 12:24:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 25, 2014 | Ben Voth
    Texas has blessed the world with an incredible Christmas gift: plummeting oil prices. Both the production and the technology of fracking were substantially innovated and pioneered in the Lone Star state. The ramifications here at home and abroad are profound and incredible example of how innovation, property rights,and economic freedom trump the ugly agendas of statism. The gift of Texas oil is a gift that keeps on giving and stands in contrast to the lumps of coal dished out by the Federal government:...Gift 1:A true economic stimulus. The drop in oil prices from over $100 a barrel to less than...
  • Pittsburgh judge grants U.S. more time to prepare appeal of immigration ruling

    12/24/2014 9:24:01 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Post-Gazette ^ | December 23, 2014 11:47 AM | Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    A federal judge today granted the Justice Department time to prepare appeal the ruling last week that defendant Obama violated the Constitution when issuing his executive order delaying deportation of illegal aliens in the U.S. The U.S. attorney's office told U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab the government would like until Jan. 12 to file a motion for reconsideration.
  • Holiday Humor about the Silliness (and Menace) of Gun Control

    12/24/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I want to make serious points about why gun control is misguided, I’ll often cite the scholarly work of John Lott or the expert analysis of Larry Correia.There are also two pro-2nd Amendment columns (here and here) from self-confessed leftists that also make very persuasive reading.And let’s not forget the Constitution protects our right to keep and bear arms (at least for those who still think that document means anything).But I confess that I mostly like using satire and mockery when criticizing gun control. And I’m pleased to report that a friend sent me some very good new material.So,...
  • Cruelty Case Against Jeff Flake's Son Dropped In Arizona Dog Deaths

    12/24/2014 3:35:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | David Schwartz
    Animal cruelty charges against the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and two others will be dismissed after new information came to light about the deaths of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel in June, prosecutors said on Monday. Authorities said the dogs died from overheating and suffocation caused by sweltering conditions in a cramped room of the pet boarding facility while the owners were away in Florida, leaving the animals in the care of Austin and Logan Flake. However, new evidence brought to prosecutors' attention by defense lawyers after the case was presented to a grand...
  • Mark Kirk: Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Running For President Would Hurt IL GOP

    12/24/2014 2:39:57 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | November 22nd, 2014
    In an interview with The Hill Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) said that possible presidential runs by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would hurt the Illinois Republican Party. “We definitely have our isolationist wing, which I completely disagree with,” he said, pointing to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), before promising to back a GOP candidate in the presidential primary that he thought would do well in Illinois. He criticized Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) bombastic style as well.
  • Rand Paul wins victory for parents

    12/24/2014 10:46:37 AM PST · by Plummz · 4 replies
    Campaign 4 Liberty / WORLD magazine ^ | 12-18-2014 | Norm Singleton
    Newborn screening for medical disorders is becoming an increasingly common practice. This seems like a good thing; however, along with the potential benefits of screening, there are concerns that some states are not obtaining parental consent before doing the screening. There are also legitimate concerns that state governments will store the child's DNA in a database. No one should be surprised to learn that there is a federal program funding newborn screening, and readers of this blog should not be surprised to learn that legislation extending this program was rammed into law in the lame duck session of Congress. However,...
  • Urgent: UN Arms Treaty Begins Today! Executive Order Could Be Imminent!

    12/24/2014 10:36:34 AM PST · by drypowder · 47 replies
    Conservitive Daily ^ | Dec. 24, 2014 | Joe Otto
    Fellow Conservative, The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty will enter into force today. Today, this leftist gun control treaty becomes binding international law. Enough countries around the world have ratified it so the gun control treaty will now be enforced. Barack Obama has made it public that he plans to use every ounce of his executive power to help implement this heinous treaty, even if it means going against the Constitution and the American people to do it! There is a lot of talk that the Obama administration will sidestep Congress and move to implement the treaty unilaterally, without the...
  • America, F— Yeah! All the right people are offended by Orlando's newest tourist attraction

    12/24/2014 8:18:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/24/2014 | STEPHEN GREEN
    Via LibertyUnyielding.com: A new Orlando-area tourist attraction has opened up to add to the long list of other theme parks. But it’s unlike anything you’ll fins at Disney World, Universal Studiosm or Sea World. It’s called Machine Gun America.It allows participants to fire live ammunition from fully automatic weapons. “Everybody has something they always wanted to try,” General Manager Bruce Nierenberg told local CBS affiliate WTSP Channel 10 News. “This would be on people’s bucket list to try it and have a new experience.” If you think that’s awesome — which it is — wait until you get to...
  • WH Science Adviser: Make CO2 Emissions 'Close to Zero'

    12/24/2014 6:53:05 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Eric Scheiner
    White House Science Adviser John Holdren says the global goal is to have world-wide carbon dioxide emissions “close to zero by 2100.” He admitted, "That will not be easy."
  • Hey, the Gang’s All Here: Fox News Image Captures Big Flaw In Our System (Barbour with Boehner)

    12/24/2014 2:38:56 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Check out this image from Fox News this past Sunday. Who do you see following close behind Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell? That’s right, Ole Haley Barbour is not far behind. A man whose dishonest dealings in the Mississippi US Senate race, along with his corrupt cronies, still have access to the highest levels of our governmen
  • Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland blasts Gov. Kasich and AG DeWine's decision to join Texas lawsuit

    12/24/2014 2:29:07 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Last week, the State of Ohio joined 19 other states in suing the federal government over President Obama's recent executive action on immigration. In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if successful, would deny $41 million in much needed tax revenue to the state over the next five years. In the wake of this news, Ohio leaders have been quick to blast the decision by Governor John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine to join this frivolous lawsuit. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland also added his voice to the mix, highlighting how DeWine’s action stands...