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  • “Death Panel” Three Years Later

    06/26/2012 5:39:53 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 21 replies
    Sarah Palin Notes ^ | 6/25/12 | Sarah Palin
    As we wait for the impending Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, I reiterate what I wrote in my first post on this topic nearly three years ago. I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say. It was a pretty long post, but a lot of people seem to have only read two words of it: “death panel.” Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is, many of these...
  • School Sunscreen Ban Leaves Student Severely Sunburned

    06/26/2012 5:27:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2012 | Tanya Rivero
    Severely sunburned at school, Violet and Zoe Michener came home from field day so burned that their mother rushed them to the hospital. It was scorching pain that could have been avoided. Violet and Zoe Michener came home from field day so burned that their mother rushed them to the hospital. The sisters aren't just fair-skinned. Zoe has a form of albinism that makes her particularly sun-sensitive. "Yeah, I was crying about my sunburn," Zoe said. Mother Jesse Michener of Tacoma, Wash. said she regrets not putting sunscreen on them that morning since it was raining. Even so, doctors...
  • Abolish the Secret Ballot

    06/26/2012 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August 2012 | Sara Issenburg
    For the United States’ first century, Americans elected their leaders in full view of their neighbors, gathering on courthouse steps to announce their votes orally or hand a distinctive preprinted ballot or unfolded marked paper to a clerk. Such a public process made elections ripe for bribes and threats, although the scene around American polling places never matched Australia’s, where a population of criminals and goldbugs made electoral intimidation something of a democratic pastime. To end such shenanigans, each of Australia’s colonies began shifting to a secret ballot during the 1850s, and in 1872 England followed suit. A decade and...
  • Obama's Immigration Policy is Wrong

    06/25/2012 8:10:14 PM PDT · by pepeajr1 · 15 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | June 25, 2012 | TX State Rep. Jose Aliseda
    I am a legal immigrant to this country. My parents and I followed the law, waited in line and did things the right way at a cost of significant time and treasure.
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    06/25/2012 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    AP ^ | Monday June 25, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov
  • Obama's Checklist of Choices for Voters

    06/25/2012 7:25:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 25, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    BOSTON - At his 99th fundraiser of the year, on the home turf of rival Mitt Romney's re-election campaign, President Obama tonight presented a vigorous case for a second term, framing the November vote as a series of personal choices that will have tangible effects on the lives of everyday Americans. On Afghanistan: "You can decide whether we keep our men and women in Afghanistan indefinitely, as Mr. Romney proposes, or we can stick to the timeline that I established that allows us to bring finally bring our troops home," Obama said. "That's my decision." On Women's Health Issues: "You...
  • (13yr-old) Kaytlen Lopan Jailed for 30 Days, Strip Searched For Hair-Cutting Prank

    06/25/2012 7:02:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Jun 24, 2012 | Michael Allen
    Kaytlen Lopan, a 13-year-old girl in Utah, had her ponytail cut off, was jailed for 30 days and was forced to undergo a strip search by juvenile justice officials, because she allegedly helped a friend cut another little girl’s hair. Lopan's unnamed friend allegedly cut a few inches of hair of a three-year-old girl that they befriended at a local McDonald's. Lopan said her friend "called a little girl over and cut some of her hair off, like just a tiny little piece. I didn’t know what to do, so I helped her hide the hair. Then I called my...
  • Obama Pioneers White House Gun Scandal Cover-Up, says Gun Dean

    06/25/2012 7:01:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    expertclick.com ^ | 24 June, 20112 | John M. Snyder
    "Obama is the pioneer of the White House attempt to cover-up the federal government gun scandal," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today. Human Events has noted that Snyder is the gun dean. "There's no doubt about it now," said Snyder. "President Obama has put himself right in the middle of the Fast and Furious scandal. His invocation of executive privilege places him at the center of the situation as he seeks reelection." Snyder said that, "Obama's move could be a crucial factor in November. The Fast and Furious scandal has upset the entire Second Amendment community. It...
  • Bill Maher mocks teenage Republicans (Libtard AssHat just can't, No, won't shut-up!)

    06/25/2012 6:49:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/25/12 | Rachel Reed
    Individuals of all ages are getting into the upcoming presidential election and letting their freedom of speech run wild. Real Time‘s Bill Maher seems to think a few teenage right-wingers are getting a little too wild with their words, as he rants in the video above. The TV host calls out Caiden Cowger, a 14-year-old with his own internet radio show. He then refers back to fellow teen Jonathan Krohn’s book “Defining Conservatism”.
  • I Think They've Upheld Obamacare

    06/25/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 181 replies
    My Fertile Mind ^ | 25 June 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I think the Justices have telegraphed the results. Here's why.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement Provision of SB 1070

    06/25/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    FAIR ^ | June 25, 2012 | Dan Stein
    "Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), called today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding key provision of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, 'an important victory for the people of Arizona and citizens everywhere who want their jobs, tax dollars and security protected from mass illegal immigration,'(SCOTUS upholds law....) FAIR will be posting more detailed commentary on the (5-3 ruling by the Supreme Court), which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the ability of state police to check legal status. which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the...
  • Matthews: This Supreme Court Would Have Opposed Desegregation

    06/25/2012 4:43:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jue 25, 2012
    "Does anyone wonder, like I do, what this Supreme Court, the one personified by Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, would have done in the landmarked decisions in the post-World War II era?" MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked on Monday's broadcast of "Hardball." "I wonder if this Court would have backed desegregation in the Brown case. I doubt this pack of conservatives, which includes Chief Justice John Roberts, Sam Alito and Anthony Kennedy would have voted to knock down separate but equal in the 1950s," he said. "Would this Court, voting as it does today, have upheld the 1964 civil rights bill,...
  • Chief Justice Roberts backs Obama in Arizona immigration ruling

    06/25/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    [June 25, 2012] Chief Justice Roberts backs Obama in Arizona immigration ruling WASHINGTON, Jun 25, 2012 (Los Angeles Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Helping drive (albeit from the back seat) the Supreme Court toward what amounted to a victory for the Obama administration in the Arizona immigration case was a man often seen as one of Obama's chief antagonists at the court -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • In Which the Rhetoric of Fiscal Conservatism Ceases to Convince

    06/25/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    The Trasport Politic ^ | 10 June 2012 | Yonah Freemark
    » Left with a chance to set in stone the rule that transportation funding should remain based on user fees alone, the House punts. On Friday, members of the U.S. House took one of the most significant votes on transportation in years. A non-binding motion brought forward by Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) to limit federal transportation expenditures to receipts from the fuel tax assembled in the Highway Trust Fund was defeated, massively defeated, by a 82 to 323 vote. Translation: A large majority of the lower chamber endorsed the idea that the government should be using funds sourced outside of...
  • Supreme Court won't hear Mt. Soledad cross case

    06/25/2012 3:54:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6/25/2012 | J. Harry Jones and Greg Moran
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will not hear an appeal of a court ruling that the Mount Soledad cross in La Jolla is unconstitutional. The decision likely means the fate of the cross will eventually land back in federal court in San Diego. The constitutionality of the Mount Soledad cross in La Jolla has been litigated for more than two decades. In January 2011, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the cross sent a message of government endorsement of religion and was therefore unconstitutional. However, the court left open the door for other legal alternatives to...
  • DHS suspends immigration agreements with Arizona in wake of Court ruling

    06/25/2012 3:28:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace, that headline makes it sound like O pulled the plug because the Court found most of the law unconstitutional. No sense in complying with a statute that's no longer legally in effect, right? But no: The section he's limiting cooperation on is 2(b), authorizing Arizona cops to check the status of people whom they reasonably suspect are here illegally. That's the one part that the Court upheld. What he's doing, in other words, is using the ruling as political cover to reduce enforcement, no doubt as a complement to his DREAM gambit to win over Latino voters. If...
  • Eric Holder ‘Fast and Furious’ contempt vote to be held Thursday (Double tap, baby!)

    06/25/2012 3:05:17 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 16 replies
    WaComPost ^ | June 25, 2012 | Ed O'Keefe
    The House is scheduled to vote on recommendations that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. be held in contempt of Congress on Thursday, according to House Republican aides. Republican leaders plan to bring the issue to the floor on Thursday, meaning lawmakers likely will vote on contempt charges on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to announce its ruling on the constitutionality of the 2010 health-care reform law.
  • Supreme Court Allows Immigration Checks

    06/25/2012 2:35:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | June 25, 2012 | JESS BRAVIN And TAMARA AUDI
    The Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's effort to crack down on illegal immigrants but left one key part intact in a ruling that gave both sides of the debate something to cheer. In a 5-3 ruling, the court said Arizona in effect had tried to set up a parallel enforcement system that punished illegal immigrants more harshly and interfered with congressional authority over the nation's borders. The court rejected parts of the state law known as SB1070 that made it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and that authorized warrantless arrests of people suspected by state...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, June-25-2012

    06/25/2012 2:12:51 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 82 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 FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Gay-Marriage Talking Points: Why Do They Sound So Familiar?

    06/25/2012 2:07:02 PM PDT · by Linda Frances · 13 replies
    The Janet Mefferd Show ^ | June 24, 2012 | Janet Mefferd
    Gay-Marriage Talking Points: Why Do They Sound So Familiar? Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Posted by: Janet Mefferd at 10:00 PM "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." (Proverbs 14:12) American conservatives have borne the brunt of several gut punches in the last few weeks over the issue of legalizing so-called homosexual marriage.First, country singer Carrie Underwood -- whose fan base includes large numbers of political conservatives and evangelical Christians -- revealed that the church she attends is gay-friendly, adding: "As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like...