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  • Ave Maria School of Law Wins Its HHS Mandate Case in Federal Court

    10/28/2014 7:13:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/28/14 | Kathy Schiffer
    The Obama Administration has suffered another defeat in its quest to force Catholics and people of faith to pay for abortion-causing drugs, as required by the HHS Mandate. Today the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida> came down in favor of Ave Maria School of Law, ruling that the Catholic law school cannot be forced to implement portions of the HHS Mandate which compel faith-based organizations to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. Attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom, representing the law school in Ave Maria School of Law v. Sebelius, argued that the mandate violates the...
  • Why Canada must help defeat ISIS

    10/25/2014 7:20:00 AM PDT · by Dartman · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Oct. 23/14 | Editorial
    Some will argue the two ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on our country this week demonstrate why Canada should have refused to join the 60-nation coalition to defeat it. In fact, these assaults on our democracy in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal, demonstrate why we had to act. There are times in a nation’s life when it’s important to be on the right side of history -- even knowing that doing so will cost it blood and treasure. This is one of those times, and in two World Wars, the Korean War, in peacekeeping and in Afghanistan, Canada has always answered...
  • Finally Waving the White Flag on the Assault Weapons Ban

    09/15/2014 6:23:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    Twenty years after the since-expired assault weapons ban passed Congress, Washingtons leading liberal think says its no longer an idea worth pursuing. The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled Assault Weapons Revisited. CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates focus their energies primarily on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws instead of pushing to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle. The answer is not that assault weapons arent dangerous and people having access to them is a good thing, Mr....
  • (Rep Tim)Huelskamp: Cantors Defeat Weakens Boehner

    06/11/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 10 | Matt Fuller
    As conservatives begin to wrap their heads around the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, at least one member of the coup to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner doesnt think an open spot in leadership will strengthen Boehners hand come the 114th Congress. Just minutes after Cantors defeat was official on Tuesday night, Rep. Tim Huelskamp told CQ Roll Call that Cantors ouster bodes well for an entire new leadership team. The Kansas Republican, who hasnt been quiet about his qualms with leadership, said its too early to tell exactly how this affects leadership races, but, again,...
  • Linseed Grahamnesty DARES Conservatives to End his Misguided Career...

    01/25/2014 4:01:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'I Embrace Being a Chamber-of-Commerce Republican' Note: that would be the same US Chamber out to get us... I guessthat back in the golden Reagan era -with as healthy, just, and bountiful an economy as the world's ever seen- a lot of us could have happily described ourselves as allied with the general interests of theUS Chamber of Commerce. Trouble is, we're here NOW -in the deepest, darkest days of the USSR-Lite Obama regime, not the 1980s- where the country's being rapidly raced into an abyss with the unconscionable aid of 'Republicans' like Sen Lindsay Graham, supported by-sadly- that very...
  • Albuquerque Voters Defeat Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    11/19/2013 10:30:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After a monumental battle that saw national pro-life groups and abortion supporters engage in a furious fight in the state of New Mexico, voters in Albuquerque today defeated the nations first city-wide ban on late-term abortions. Initial results from 50,000 early and absentee ballots showed 56 percent of voters against the proposal, while 44 percent supported the ban on most abortions after 20 weeks. The totals from voters casting ballots on election day didnt change those percentages much and, with 28 of 50 precincts tallied, the vote remained 55-45 against the ban. Some pro-life advocates are asserting the results are...
  • Medved: No honest Republican thinks Obamacare can be stopped

    09/23/2013 10:51:41 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    KIRO/MyNorthwest ^ | 9/23/13 | STEPHANIE KLEIN
    The countdown is on. The Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, kicks in on Oct. 1. Michael Medved told KIRO Radio's Tom and Curley on Monday that Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, staunch critics of President Obama's health care plan, have come on his show and told him there's no way to defund Obamacare. "So what are they doing, they're advancing their own careers, they're advancing their own presidential campaigns and meanwhile, destroying the party that I care about. Destroying any chance at all for Republicans to either win the Senate or to, increasingly, hold the...
  • Obama Facing MAJOR Humiliation as House Turns on Cockamamie Syria Plan

    09/06/2013 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    We saw the first solid signs of conservative resistance to the latest Vichy Republican collaboration with the Obammunists when Rep Matt Salmon (R-Az)said Wednesday that authorization for attacking Syria 'will fail by 20 votes' in the House. And although there's enough support in the Senate, even enthusiastic interventionist Marco Rubio wanted nothing to do with Obama's aimless shot-across-the-bow...'too late' he declared. Sounds too good to be true- butdispiritedclingers, take hope: feeble support for Dear Leader's misbegotten adventure indeed seems to be withering before our eyes, and despite typically overconfident Obama trash-talk, he finds himself in quite a hole:________________________________________________________________________ If...
  • Moral victory is total victory

    08/09/2013 10:38:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8-9-13 | Michael Walsh
    Let me just add one important observation to Davids splendid and much remarked upon essay yesterday about why and how the U.S. was victorious against Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany in World War II. Yes, we were ruthless in prosecuting the war not only in Japan, with the atomic destruction of two cities and the firebombing of Tokyo (for a brilliant fictional treatment of the latter, be sure to read James Dickeys To the White Sea), but also in the near-demolition of Germany as well. Every major city in Germany was destroyed and both Hamburg and Dresden were incinerated,...
  • Obama: Narcissist's Reaction to Failure and Defeat

    07/04/2013 7:59:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/27/2011 | vakninmusings
    "In July 2008, I was the first to suggest that Obama may be suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). How is a prominent narcissist likely to react to defeat and failure? Will Obama disintegrate, decompensate, act out? Is this a dangerous situation?" A November 2010 L-PAC interview with Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self-love: narcissism Revisited" and other books about personality disorders. Transcript of the video:
  • FREEPERS needed @ Rally to Defend Marriage May 31, 10:00 a.m. Springfield, Illinois Capitol Rotunda

    05/30/2013 11:19:27 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 6 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | May 31, 2013 | Steelers6
    WE NEED YOU! Lawmakers will be in Springfield one more day before they adjourn for the summer. Homosexual activists are pushing hard for a vote on SB 10, the same-sex "marriage" bill. They are planning a rally at the State House tomorrow at 11 a.m. We need you to join us to make a strong showing for natural marriage. If you are at all able to join us tomorrow morning at the Illinois State Capitol, please do so. We will meet in the Rotunda at 10 a.m. Everything comes down to what happens before the end of the day tomorrow....
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William Bill Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security column (1/30/07), that this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work re Iraq. The report, according to Arkin, featured a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • This Country is Finished

    11/06/2012 9:33:59 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 96 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Thank you, the many legions of idiot voters who tonight flushed freedom down the toilet while opening-up the door to four more years of American fiscal and strategic collapse- this country will never be the same again (that is, if it survives in one piece). But the most intolerant, power-mad, and radical administration in US history is about to get a WHOLE lot worse... now history will prove us who warned of the real Obama to be correct, but at this kind of cost, who even wants to be right? Time to go Gault?
  • Secret Retirement Plans? Does Obama Expect to Lose?

    09/20/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 19, 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    Pritzker is experiencing frustration in her fundraising efforts, as wealthy donors who contributed generously to Obama in 2008 are not even returning her phone calls. Pritzker is telling potential donors that the Obamas have no intention of returning to Chicago when they leave the White House, according to the source. She is also raising money for the Obama presidential library and museum, which also are slated for Hawaii. Pritzkers search for a developed property, suitable for occupancy four months from now, instead of property where a custom-designed estate might be built, is further indication that insiders believe Obama will not...
  • DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic Jumah Prayers (And You Wont Believe Whos Invited)

    08/28/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08-27-2012 | Erica Ritz
    The host committee for the Democratic National Convention is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with featuring Islamic Jumah prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though Democrats earlier denied a Catholic cardinals request to say a prayer at the same event. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans. In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the...
  • Obama Says, "If You Elect Me Again I Will Compromise With Republicans." I Laughed For 20 Minutes.

    08/27/2012 9:12:10 PM PDT · by Armaggedon · 21 replies
    Obama the dictator who rules America with unconstitutional executive orders, must think he is some god who can create truth from fiction. The world according to Obama is an insane asylum with the inmates running the place. Obama has gathered together a collection of people so controled by hate, lies and devisiveness, that they will believe anything the Liar in Chief says. Obama uses black magic spirits of fear and greed to poison the hearts of those he seeks to control. Has Obama bought enough souls to get him re-elected? We shall see. It is up to us to prove...
  • 17 Things You Can Do To Defeat Obama

    07/20/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dr. Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Imagine sitting at your kitchen table with a group of family and friends trying to figure out what you can do to save yourselves from an enemy who is coming your way from just two towns over. Wouldnt you do ANYTHING you could to save yourself and your family? What would you do? What would you give from what you had left to defeat an approaching enemy? Would you hold back ANYTHING? VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH! There is no one in our country that cant do something. Here are some suggestions on how to fight back. Set up a...
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/04/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/3/2012 | Douglass MacKinnnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • CNN: Conservative telethon aims for big bucks (TODAY!)

    07/04/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/04/2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign. EXCERPTED: Read Full CNN Report - HERE
  • (VANITY) What if the USN had a terrible defeat at Midway?

    06/05/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 129 replies
    5 June 2012 | me
    Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown are sunk with their 231 aircraft. The Japs take Midway. All 4 Jap CVs are undamaged. Can the Japanese launch an invasion of Hawaii before the American carriers roll off the line in 1943? 4 Essex class CVs and 5 Independence class CVLs will be in commission by 1 July 1943. 7 Essex class CVs, 9 Independence class CVLs and 19 Casablanca class CVEs in commission by 1 January 1944.
  • Whitehouse.Gov site - Petition for Obama Administration to RESIGN

    03/05/2012 7:25:36 PM PST · by aaCharley · 25 replies
    Obama Whitehouse ^ | 03/05/2012 | Vanity - Info
    This is a Real Deal petition that someone has started on the Whitehouse.gov web site. https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/resign/SvJr4Q9h#thank-you=p Sign up for an account and SIGN the Petition
  • "Poor" Romney Can't Win (Video)

    02/03/2012 7:42:24 AM PST · by rbmillerjr · 10 replies
    The Every Day Conservative ^ | February 3, 2012 | RB Miller
    Entire article follows (less graphics) "Poor" Romney Can't Win VIDEO HERE Please watch this video...It is Instructive. This video illustrates the power of the MainStream Media to devastate a person with a deluge of attacks that clearly take out of context, comments by the convicted person. Romney has been convicted. Romney's big win in Florida convict him of being the presumptive nominee. The same MSM is assuming Romney is the winner and they are beginning the transition to attacking the Republican nominee. Republicans know this tune. The melody of love songs for McCain as the "reasonable moderate", has been given...
  • Conservatives organize to defeat Romney (push back against 'inevitable nominee' narrative)

    11/10/2011 3:44:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Conservatives organize to defeat RomneyBy Alicia M. Cohn - 11/10/11 05:15 AM ET A coalition of conservatives is working to organize the disparate groups opposing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee. While much has been made of Romneys lack of support amongst conservative Republicans, the sense of malaise has mostly manifested as a lack of enthusiasm rather than outright opposition. That may all be about to change. The new coalition is seeking to push back against the narrative that Romney is the inevitable nominee," according to spokesman and activist Ali Akbar. The group's website NotMittRomney.com launched this week. Akbar...
  • Raising Red Launches "Campaign 365: Defeat Obama & Save America"

    11/07/2011 12:23:05 PM PST · by Driftwood1
    Raising Red (www.raisingred.com) an independent expenditure only committee or so-called "SuperPAC" founded to give a voice to Americans concerned about the future of their country today announced the launch of its "Campaign 365: Defeat Obama and Save America." The initiative, which commences 365 days before Election Day 2012, seeks to communicate directly with the American people that President Obama has been an abject failure and will not pull any punches in delivering that message from coast to coast. The campaign will begin by employing Raising Red's quarter million Facebook friends and leverage a new Web site and video,...
  • Jeff Merkley, Senate Democrats say U.S. Constitution must be changed to control campaign spending

    11/02/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11-1-11 | Charles Pope
    WASHINGTON - Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and six other Democrats charged Tuesday that modern political campaigns - and democracy itself - are threatened by a pair of "awful" Supreme Court decisions that can only be fixed by changing the U.S. Constitution itself. The senators said during a news conference that adding a new provision to the Constitution is necessary if Congress wants to nullify a 1976 ruling that said campaign spending was the same as free speech and a 2010 ruling that removed all limits on campaign spending for special interests, corporations and labor unions. "In the mid-70s the activist...
  • For Wisconsins Democrats recall defeats were their Gettysburg

    08/10/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 10, 2011 | Kevin Coach Collins
    When Robert E. Lee was forced to turn back and retreat from Pennsylvania ending his dream of winning the Civil War by invading the North it quickly became clear that he had thrown his best punch and failed. Lee almost won but didnt. While the Confederates won some major battles after Gettysburg their will to fight and the appetite for loaning them money was gone. Yesterday the Wisconsin Democrats brought their invasion to Republican held State Senate districts. To turn back the tide of conservatism in Wisconsin the Democrats instigated recall elections of six Republican Senators. They almost won enough...
  • Obama plan for health care quality dealt a setback

    05/13/2011 4:15:10 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 22 replies
    AP | 5/12/2011
    Key medical providers have taken a stand against Obamacare's initial blueprint so complex it's unworkable. Earlier this spring, the administration released the long-awaited draft regulations for "accountable care organizations," (ACO). These networks of doctors and hospitals would collaborate to keep Medicare patients healthier and share in the savings with taxpayers. Obama's health care overhaul law envisioned that hundreds of such ACO's would be quickly set up around the county to lead a bottom-up reform of America's bloated health care system. However, in an unusual rebuke, a consortium representing premier organizations such as the Mayo Clinic sent a position papaer to...
  • Unions on the ropes

    04/24/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4-24-2011 | Jack Kelly
    Unions on the ropes Public employees are fighting back, but they seem almost sure to lose Sunday, April 24, 2011 By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLabor unions fight on in Wisconsin, as the Germans did during the bitter winter of 1944-1945. But the war is lost. To see how grim is the outlook for public employee unions, let's go to Detroit, where Mayor Dave Bing proposed Tuesday a budget which would cut contributions to public employee health plans by 20 percent and would skip a payment to city pension funds. "If we do nothing, by 2015 fringe benefits are on pace...
  • Idaho Governor Vetoes Bill to Block Health Care Law

    04/21/2011 3:51:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2011 | ap
    The governor vetoed a bill to help Idaho block the federal health insurance overhaul and instead, issued a sweeping executive order Wednesday targeted at the reforms. Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is no fan of the health care reform -- he was the first governor to sign legislation requiring his state to sue over President Obama's overhaul -- but said the bill state lawmakers passed in the 2011 session would have required Idaho to forego the creation of a state health insurance exchange. That would have opened the door for the federal government to step to develop and operate the...
  • A Victory for the Laffer Curve, a Defeat for Englands Economy

    04/03/2011 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Dan Mitchell | 4/3/11 | Dan Mitchell
    A new study from the Adam Smith Institute in the United Kingdom provides overwhelming evidence that class-warfare tax policy is grossly misguided and self-destructive. The authors examine the likely impact of the 10-percentage point increase in the top income tax rate, which was imposed as an election-year stunt by former Gordon Brown and then kept in place by his feckless successor, David Cameron. They find that boosting the top tax rate to 50 percent will slow economic performance. And because of both macroeconomic and microeconomic responses, tax revenues over the next 10 years are likely to drop by the equivalent...
  • Free Speech Defeat: Fred Grandy Show Cancelled for Speaking About Islam

    03/02/2011 6:29:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 3/2/11 | pamela gellar
    More sharia (Islamic law): this is enforcement of blasphemy laws, do not insult Islam. How much more of our freedoms are we going to allow them to seize? James Lafferty wrote: WMAL management has caved to CAIR once again! Fred Grandy is off-the-air because he told the truth about jihadists working within America to destroy our government and subjugate all Americans to Islam. And Jan P wrote: Fred Grandy (ex-actor and ex-congressman) regularly informed his audience of the jihad, Sharia and the attacks on western civilization. His wife, Mrs. Fred appeared every Friday. Fred has had Carolyn Glick, Brigitte Gabriel,...
  • End Time: How Christians Lose

    02/03/2011 11:38:35 PM PST · by RJR_fan · 198 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | "Molotov" Mitchell
    Molotov Mitchell hits another one out of the ballpark! Click HERE.
  • Sen. Brown: Forget itty-bitty R at end of name (Why did I donate to him?!?)

    01/17/2011 2:04:30 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning hell take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obamas State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the itty-bitty letter signifying hes a Republican at the end of his name.
  • Erosion of Obama support among key demographics indicates his defeat in 2012

    11/26/2010 4:14:38 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 26, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Erosion of Obama support among key demographics indicates his defeat in 2012. If your name is Barack Obama and you are planning to run for reelection in 2012, then you better start worrying now already, because the polling data from your key support demographics points to certain defeat in 2012. Sure, that is assuming that the current polling data stays consistent until 2012, but if you look at Obamas continued, lackluster performance, he is not giving his previously supportive demographics any reason to come back to him to the degree they did in 2008. In fact, the data points to...
  • The Delusionals

    11/04/2010 4:05:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 4, 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Liberals are having a difficult time explaining what happened to them Election Day. Actually, it appears that many of them do not know what happened to them. They are in denial. Frankly, I expect many Democrats on Capitol Hill are going to go on about their business as though nothing exceptional happened Tuesday. They were reelected as usual. So who are those guys standing in the hallways of the Congressional offices waiting for them to leave. Many Democrats are going to have to be eased out of their offices, and professional help may be called upon. I suggest anger management...
  • Why call not it a 'Petraeus Village'?

    10/19/2010 3:51:19 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 19 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 19, 2010 | By Spengler
    "May his name be blotted out!" declares the most terrible Hebrew curse. History has devised a curse more terrible still, that is, to have one's memory blotted out, all except for a name that popular usage links to disaster. Schoolchildren no longer learn about King Pyrrhus of Epirus, who won battles against Rome at such heavy cost that he lost the war, but everyone knows that a "Pyrrhic victory" is to be avoided. Few remember Grigory Potyomkin (1739-1791), Catherine the Great's statesman and lover, but everyone knows the idiom "Potemkin Village", a facade constructed to deceive passing inspection. Why not...
  • A Republican Defeat - Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12

    05/19/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 70 replies · 2,121+ views
    Republicans who were already planning their Nancy Pelosi retirement galas for November may want to cancel the caterer. The GOP lost the most important election that was held on Tuesday, and if it fails to learn from the experience the party will lose in the autumn too. The GOP lost the one race in which a seat in Congress was up for grabs, the contest to replace the late Jack Murtha in the 12th House district in southwestern Pennsylvania. John McCain had carried the seat with 49% of the vote in 2008, President Obama's approval rating was well below 40%,...
  • Defeat al Qaeda by removing its "cool" image (conclusion of British think-tank Demos)

    04/15/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 509+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/10 | Michael Holden
    LONDON (Reuters) The way to beat al Qaeda and stop Islamist groups gaining recruits to violent causes is to remove their "cool" image and make fun of terrorists instead, according to a major international study published on Friday. The two-year study by the British think-tank Demos concluded that the notion of "cool jihad" was more important in seducing young Muslims to violence than radical preachers, the foreign policy of Western governments, or their social background. Those who became interested in terrorism had more in common with subversive groups such as street gangs and soccer hooligans than with Muslims who...
  • Will Republicans, Once Again, Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?

    02/10/2010 8:04:39 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 689+ views
    Congressional Republicans may resurrect ObamaCare from the dead. You read that right Republicans in Congress may actually fall for a political trap being set by Barack Obama designed to breathe new life into ObamaCare. Thats why its imperative we take decisive and immediate action to stop them. As reported by The New York Times: "President Obama said Sunday that he would convene a half-day bipartisan health care session at the White House to be televised live this month, a high-profile gambit that will allow Americans to watch as Democrats and Republicans try to break their political impasse." Of course, you...
  • Vikings cope with defeat, ponder Favre's future

    01/25/2010 3:19:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1,508+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/10 | Dave Campbell - ap
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings have begun their offseason sooner than they hoped. The question now is whether Favre will be around when next season starts. Players gathered at the practice facility on Monday for the final team meeting in the aftermath of their devastating NFC championship game loss at New Orleans the night before. Several Vikings said the overtime defeat hurt worse the day after.
  • Democrats try to bury union defeat

    01/20/2010 9:19:13 AM PST · by aquapub · 5 replies · 664+ views
    Quietly announced at the height of an epic citizen revolt against ObamaCare, the nomination of Erroll Southers for head of the TSA has been withdrawn...
  • Pelosi in Total Denial about the Bay State Backlash

    01/19/2010 10:42:10 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 49 replies · 2,094+ views
    Politico ^ | Jamuary 20, 2010 | Carrie Budoff Brown and Patrick O'Connor
    Republican Scott Browns upset win in Massachusetts Tuesday threatened to derail any hopes of passing a health reform bill this year, as the White House and Democratic leaders faced growing resistance from rank-and-file members to pressing ahead with a bill following the Bay State backlash. Democratic leaders insisted they planned to press ahead with health reform, and met late into Tuesday night in Speaker Nancy Pelosis office. But they made no decisions about how to proceed, now that Brown has swept away the Democrats filibuster-proof 60-vote majority in the Senate. Their options are few, and extremely complex, mostly involving legislative...
  • Napolitano: "The system worked"

    12/27/2009 6:40:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 409 replies · 11,673+ views
    Napolitano: "The system worked" DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that "the system worked." Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who sought to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the flight, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions." Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the bomber] was improperly screened."
  • Shame or Humility--Defeat or Overcoming: Ltr to a Taiwan Friend

    12/22/2009 4:46:13 AM PST · by Quix · 17 replies · 467+ views
    Perhaps The Lord, via the heart, spirit and the curious space between the ears of Quix | 22 DEC 2009 | Quix, Bo Xian
    DEAR PRECIOUS GRACEFUL, I think shame is an interesting thing. Have certainly wrestled with plenty of it in my life. Not sure it's all over, either. There was a church member or pastor . . . speaking, I forget which . . . recently . . . a sermon, I think . . . probably Pastor Christie . . . how Christ . . . Cast down shame on The Cross. Not just took it upon Himself but conquered it, and cast it down. Banished it from having any effect or influence on Him. I think there was some...
  • Brown in Afghanistan vows new push to defeat Taliban

    12/13/2009 1:10:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 391+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/09 | Katherine Haddon
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFP) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown vowed a renewed effort to defeat the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan as he made an unannounced visit to troops in the field Sunday. Brown made the visit two weeks after ordering the deployment of 500 extra British troops to Afghanistan alongside a surge of 30,000 US forces, part of a sweeping new strategy to turn around the eight-year war. He held talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at a military base in Kandahar, the southern province where the Taliban first emerged and one of the deadliest battlefields for Western troops...
  • Commit to Afghanistan or Get Out

    09/24/2009 5:52:08 PM PDT · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,083+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/2009 | Kori Schake
    In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy said the United States would pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend in defense of liberty. Less than three months later, he decided not to supply air support to U.S.-trained Cuban exiles who tried to overthrow Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. It wasnt a shining moment for American foreign policy. But JFK was right to turn off the spigot of American assistance if he wasnt committed to the fight. President Barack Obama now faces a similar tough decision...Mr. Obama owns the war in...
  • Afghanistan: A good war goes bad

    09/22/2009 3:56:52 PM PDT · by Saije · 4 replies · 359+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/2009 | Mark Mellman
    Like wine turned to vinegar, the good war in Afghanistan has gone bad, creating a political minefield through which candidates will need to navigate carefully. Not long ago, the war in Afghanistan, unlike its companion in Iraq, enjoyed wide public support, enabling Democrats to demonstrate toughness in response to terrorism. For reasons substantive and political, many complained that President George W. Bush, and the press, ignored the more important conflict there to focus on an unnecessary war in Iraq. In the be careful what you wish for category, as American involvement in Iraq has begun to wind down, the war...
  • Afghanistan Assessment Looks to Defeat al-Qaida

    09/03/2009 5:26:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 373+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2009 Enemies of America remain in Afghanistan, and the United States must stay there to defeat the terrorists, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. That is the focus of President Barack Obamas regional strategy announced in March, Gates said. The secretary said he is studying the assessment Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, submitted earlier this week. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke during a Pentagon news conference. Gates said he has passed McChrystals assessment on to the White...
  • What Obama Means to Me

    07/14/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeDude · 12 replies · 1,581+ views
    Enjoy!
  • Top U.S. General in Southern Afghanistan Optimistic More Forces Will Turn Tide

    05/11/2009 4:14:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 378+ views
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 11, 2009 The top U.S. general in Southern Afghanistan said hes unapologetically optimistic about the difference incoming U.S. troops will make to the security situation here. Recalling his previous deployment here, commanding the sole U.S. brigade in Afghanistan at a time when the United States had 15 in Iraq -- Army Brig. Gen. John Nicholson said he sees the influx of forces as an opportunity to turn the tide on violence. To me, to see this increase in U.S. forces means we are now resourcing our counterinsurgency appropriately to accomplish what it is we have...