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  • Congressman's Audience Demands Obama Investigation

    04/06/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT · by TexasVoter · 32 replies
    Center for Western Journalism ^ | 04/05/2012 | Daniel Noe
    Tom Ballantyne Jr., author of “Oh Really, O’Reilly?“, went to a meeting of the Red Mountain Tea Party in Arizona on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Although cameras were not allowed into the meeting, Tom was able to sneak in a recording device. In the video Ballantyne asks Arizona Republican Congressman (and Senate hopeful) Jeff Flake about his views on ForgeryGate, the controversy revolving around Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate and selective service card that the mainstream media on both sides seeks to hide. The results aren’t pretty…
  • Court Tells Obama: Eat Your Own Darn Peas

    04/06/2012 1:51:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 6, 2012 | John Ransom
    Thanks to goodness we have Obama to provide us with the many teachable moments in his personal journey of discovery as president of the United States. The country may not be better off, but at least Obama is growing as a person. And why wouldn’t he? He’s personally taken out the world’s largest student loan to cover the four year period of instruction. His $5 trillion in student loan debt disguised as a deficit may not seem economical, but when were student loans ever supposed to have anything to do with economics? They are just resources meant to hasten- and...
  • Gingrich speaks at 9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting

    04/06/2012 1:47:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    WGMD - DELMARVA | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Koch
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich capped his busy Thursday of cris-crossing Delaware by speaking at the 9-12 Delaware Patriots’ Sussex County chapter in the Millsboro Fire Hall. With several candidates for local and statewide offices in attendance, ranging from Glen Urquhart to Tom Kovach, Gingrich outlined his platform and vision for putting America back on the right track. He interacted with the audience from the podium, rolling with shouted remarks from attendees, and even referring to an Android tablet a man in the front row was using to talk about innovation through technology to make the government more efficient. He...
  • Hugo Chavez en Route to Brazilian Hospital with Complications? (to treat radiation burns)

    04/05/2012 10:58:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 5, 2010 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Brazilian media is reporting that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will make an emergency trip to Brazil after allegedly suffering intestinal burns during his radiation treatment in Cuba. Chávez, who in June of last year revealed that Cuban doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his abdominal region, has been going back-and-forth from the island nation for treatment. The Associated Press reported earlier on Thursday that the Venezuelan leader had returned to his country on Wednesday night from radiation treatment in Cuba. "So far, fortunately there hasn't been any adverse reaction to the treatment," Chavez said Wednesday, according to The...
  • With Voter ID out the window, don’t be overwrought by the onslaught of fraud

    04/05/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 6 replies
    Denver Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Sunana Batra
    I’ve been noticing every time I access my banks account online, or my water bill, and particularly by cell phone bill, I am compelled to jump through more hoops than Alex the cat, ‘for my own good’ they insist. Yet at the same time banks beef up their security, force you to create cheat sheets to remember half a dozen passwords just to access your account in an effort to protect your privacy, our elected officials clear the way for your vote to be stolen. Way to go! Yesterday, Colorado Senate Democrats nixed a proposal to ask voters whether people...
  • The Vetting: Obama Exploited Catholics To Push Universal Health Care In Illinois

    04/05/2012 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-06-12 | Charles C. Johnson
    In 1999, then-State Senator Barack Obama invoked the late radical Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who passed away in 1996, to promote a universal health care law he co-sponsored and which Illinois voters had overwhelmingly rejected. The bill incorporated language directly from the late cardinal’s 1995 pastoral letter, “A Sign of Hope,” which argued for a “fundamental right” to healthcare, reading, in part: “Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and dignity, and there is an obligation for society to ensure that every person be able to realize that right.” Supporters of single payer health care, like Dr. Quentin Young...
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: “Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty” Funding for this month’s First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • Rise in justifiable homicides linked to weak gun control laws

    04/05/2012 7:58:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | Harry J Enten, Gabriel Dance and Karen McVeigh
    Rising numbers of civilian justifiable homicides across the US are closely linked to states with both weak gun controls and stand-your-ground laws, according to a Guardian analysis of FBI and other data, which show a 25% increase in such killings since the controversial self-defence laws started being introduced around 2005. Stand-your-ground (SYG) measures, which have attracted increasing scrutiny since the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in Florida, allow citizens to use deadly force when they believe their life is in danger, without requiring them to retreat or try to escape the threat...
  • Bill increases Second Amendment protection

    04/05/2012 7:50:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | Staff
    SHAWNEE, Okla. — Members of a state House committee have voted to increase the legal protection of citizens’ constitutional rights. Senate Bill 1760, by state Sen. Anthony Sykes and state Rep. T.W. Shannon, would specify that Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights cannot be taken away during a declared state of emergency. “While government may assume greater police powers to preserve public safety during times of emergency, the government should never be allowed to strip citizens of their most basic constitutional rights,” said Shannon, R-Lawton. “This legislation simply makes clear that Oklahomans will continue to have the right to self-defense during emergency...
  • Hunters fighting to stop Thurston Co. gun ordinance(WA)

    04/05/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | Bryan Johnson
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Hunters in Olympia say a proposed gun control ordinance is illegal and dangerous, and they're fighting to keep it off the books. The Thurston County Commission is mulling a proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to fire a gun on county shores. "Both the residents and the commissioners are persuaded that discharge of firearms in this area is no longer safe because of population density," said Commissioner Karen Valenzuela. That plan isn't sitting well with local hunters, who say the waters around Olympia are prime locations for duck hunting. The hunters showed up in droves to...
  • U. S. Legislative Immigration Update April 2, 2012

    04/05/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 1 replies
    Obama Administration Expands Backdoor Amnesty | USCIS Proposes Rule to Circumvent Federal Laws on Admission | Court Will Drop DUI Charges for Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle | California Sides with Illegal Aliens before the Supreme Court | Republicans Draft DREAM Act Alternatives in Advance of Elections
  • Europe Is Baffled by the U.S. Supreme Court

    04/05/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 4.5.2012 | John Hudson
    Europe is scratching its head over possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down President Obama's signature legislative achievement. As the judiciary and the Obama administration trade legal barbs over the high court's authority, the idea that health care coverage, largely considered a universal right in Europe, could be deemed an affront to liberty is baffling. "The Supreme Court can legitimately return Obamacare?" asks a headline on the French news site 9 POK . The article slowly walks through the legal rationale behind the court's right to wipe away Congress's legislation. "Sans précédent, extraordinaires" reads the article. In the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood envoys met with White House officials in DC [DNC has found a religion to promote]

    04/05/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | April 5 2012 | Fox News
    White House officials met this week with envoys from the Muslim Brotherhood, in the latest sign that the Islamist group is returning to prominence in post-Mubarak Egypt after years in political exile.
  • NBC Accuses Federal Judge of Bringing Politics Into Courtroom By Questioning Obama

    04/05/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams accused a federal judge of bringing politics into the judicial process simply by ordering the Justice Department to explain controversial comments President Obama made against the Supreme Court: "Politics are ideally supposed to stay out of the nation's courtrooms, but that's not what happened this week in a federal courtroom in Texas." In report that followed, correspondent Pete Williams proclaimed: "The political controversy spilled into a Texas federal court, where the rules are designed to filter out politics, interrupting arguments about a challenge to part of the Obama health care law." Williams...
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • The Value of Taxes(LOL)

    04/05/2012 3:27:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    In any election year, taxes are a political football. And this year, with corporate-backed politicians attacking public workers and the taxes that make public services possible, is no different. Missing from the debate, though, is thoughtful conversation on the real value of taxes. Taxes pay for our schools, our roads. Taxes cover our libraries, our fire stations. Taxes, like public service workers, make America happen. In paying taxes, we demonstrate that we value public services, and the hard-working Americans who provide those services, including many AFSCME members. That’s the argument commentator Melissa Chadburn makes in her recent segment on American...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, April-5-2012

    04/05/2012 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 40 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • When Debt Is Not Debt and a Government isn't a Government

    04/05/2012 1:28:50 PM PDT · by inkling
    Goldwater Institute ^ | April 5, 2012 | Mark Flatten
    Click image to enlarge Open your wallets even wider, Arizona taxpayers. You may already know that every American is on the hook for just under $50,000, each person’s piece of the $15.6 trillion in debt run up by the federal government. But what you may not know is that so much more is owed in your name; about $10,258 for every Arizonan’s share of the $66.5 billion in debt and unfunded obligations borrowed by state and local governments. In a new report, Debt and Taxes, the Goldwater Institute breaks down that debt. It also enters the strange world of...
  • Dallas County Sheriff election on June 5(IA)

    04/05/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Des Moines Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Sean McClanahan
    According to The Waukee Patch, Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard is going to be challenged for his seat in the June 5 Republican primary by Jim Romar. Sheriff Leonard is a friend of the gun rights community, having been a “shall issue” Sheriff before it was mandated statewide in 2011. Dallas County residents have spoken highly of Sheriff Leonard in regards to how he deals with holders and applicants of the Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons, and it is hard to find anyone who is dissatisfied with his overall stance on gun rights issues. Jim Romar is a retired veteran...
  • Supreme Court ruling on assault weapons ban expected Thursday(IL)

    04/05/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Andrew Maloney
    SPRINGFIELD — The state’s top court is poised to rule on Cook County’s assault weapons ban Thursday in a case that will determine the fate of one of Illinois’ signature gun-control laws. Attorneys challenging the ban argued that the county’s ordinance — enacted in 1993 and extended in 2006 — is too vague, based on faulty information and should be reconsidered in light of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Chicago’s ban on handguns. The county ordinance specifically outlaws the sale or possession of “any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.” It describes several traits of prohibited weapons...