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  • Are We Still Serious About Our Republic

    04/29/2012 6:40:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | Austin Hill
    "...Are you serious?"Those are three simple words that form one simple question. And the question has led us to this moment in time. Recall in October of 2009, when then-Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was asked about the formulation of the Obamacare bill, and she asked that very question of a reporter. “Madam Speaker,” a reporter from CNSNews.com said to her, “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Ms. Pelosi seemed surprised. Her indignant “are you serious?” response was followed with a slight bit of nervous laughter,...
  • Dem Says High Unemployment Will Help Party “Cruise to Victory”

    04/27/2012 9:09:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 43 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 April 2012 | John Semmens
    The normal expectation would be that high unemployment would hurt the President and his fellow Democrats come the November elections. “Not so,” says Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA). “Every person who's unemployed or on welfare knows that it's the Democrats who will look out for them.” Fattah asserted. “The flaw in the GOP's reasoning is the mistaken notion that putting more people to work is what voters want,” Fattah said. “What everyone wants is a paycheck. They'll work for it if they have to. But getting one without being forced to work for it is the type of total freedom that...
  • Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective 'torture'

    04/27/2012 2:18:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:44am EDT | Mark Hosenball
    A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs. People familiar with the inquiry said committee investigators, who have been poring over records from the administration of President George W. Bush, believe they do not substantiate claims by some Bush supporters that the harsh interrogations led to counter-terrorism coups. The backers of such techniques, which include "water-boarding," sleep deprivation and other practices critics call torture, maintain they have led to the disruption of major terror plots and the...
  • Mark Your Calendars: 3 Years Without a Senate Budget!

    04/27/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-27-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 27, 2012 Mark Your Calendars: 3 Years Without a Senate Budget! Bridget Johnson Sunday marks the third anniversary since the last time Senate Democrats proposed and passed a budget. Senate Republicans aren’t exactly celebrating, but want to make sure the milestone doesn’t go unnoticed. “The last time Senate Democrats passed a budget, a gallon of gas cost about half what it does now, the debt was $4.5 trillion dollars less than it is today, and ObamaCare was just a twinkle in the president’s eye,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). “Their lack of leadership has led to a national debt...
  • Spanish Company Associated With George Soros Will "Count" America's Votes Overseas In November

    04/27/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT · by Fennie · 31 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | April 25, 2012
    From The Western Center for Journalism in a piece entitled, "Spanish Company Will 'Count' American Votes Overseas In November,' they state the following in this excerpt: "When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SCYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states-900 total jurisdictions-across the nation. And if that doensn't make you squirm, George Soros is closely associated with...
  • BREAKING! Rep. Young wants ATF explanation about AK records checks

    04/26/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Alaska Congressman Don Young today demanded to know why agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been asking gun shop owners in the 49th State for copies of their gun sales records. As this column reported, ATF agents had contacted gun shops in Anchorage for the bound books which contain information on gun buyers. Federal law prohibits federal agents from doing that, and they know it. Gun rights activists across the Northwest are furious. The situation has caused an uproar in the firearms community, and Young – a member of the National Rifle Association Board of...
  • EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers

    04/25/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/25/12 | JimInhofePressOffice
    In a Senate speech, Senator Inhofe will draw attention to a little known video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA's enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers. In this video Administrator Armendariz says: "But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it's one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my...
  • ATF Death Watch 144: Long Gun Registry Abuse Begins

    04/26/2012 12:32:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 26 April, 2012 | Robert Farago
    <p>One of the most compelling arguments against gun control: laws affecting legal gun purchase and ownership put the government on a slippery slope towards gun confiscation. One of the least compelling arguments against gun control: laws affecting legal gun purchase and ownership put the government on a slippery slope towards gun confiscation. Gun control advocates—and those who view the government as a benign entity—dismiss any mention of creeping tyranny as the paranoid ravings of firearms-fixated members of the lunatic fringe. The ongoing Fast and Furious scandal has highlighted the divide . .</p>
  • Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas

    04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/26/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters. “They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that...
  • House Dem(Chaka Fatta(D-Racist-PA): Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep "Their Benefits"

    04/26/2012 10:45:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-25-12 | Ian Schwartz
    "We're headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training," Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC's Al Sharpton program.
  • Democrats Have Nothing to Offer But Fear Itself

    04/25/2012 6:19:31 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/25/2012 | IBD Staff
    The country faces monumental problems — a national debt crisis, an entitlement crisis, an energy crisis, to say nothing of the lingering economic crisis. But on issue after issue, Democrats have absolutely nothing constructive to offer. Instead, they reflexively attack the Republicans who are actually proposing fixes.
  • "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" (Did I hear Hannity correctly?

    04/25/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    4/25/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    On Hannity's show "Hannity's America," last night I could swear that near the end of his show he asked those on the invited panel "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" Did anyone watch his show last night and hear this, as he said this pretty fast? As if Romney is Reagan. Obama is Carter, but Romney is no Reagan. Romney is a Rinocrat.
  • How Democrats plan to use a lobbying group to paint Mitt Romney as too right wing

    04/25/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 25 2012 | Juan Williams
    The big news in the world of political lobbying last week was the flight of major corporations from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In recent years ALEC had become the model for coordinated, effective lobbying on Capitol Hill as well as in state capitols. ALEC pioneered the strategy of creating one-size-fits-all legislation on a wide range of issues and then pushing it into law across the country. [snip] Romney’s endorsements of ALEC laws are a major part of why independent voters are reluctant to back him. So, get ready to hear a lot more about ALEC-style backroom, corporate lobbying...
  • Fear of rioting anarchists has Chicagoans (Obama’s “hometown”) getting ready to flee to safety

    04/25/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 81 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 25, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Fears of Chicago NATO riots are so heightened that a big condo association has warned its residents to flee their homes for their own safety from Sunday May 19 through May 21. So much for peaceful protesting by world wide objectors upset about nearly everything. “We are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find alternative places to stay,” says a Property Manager’s letter sent to all residents last Thursday. “In the event of a riot or the potential of one near the building, all access doors will be locked,” Michele Maeder is telling her condo dwellers in the Library Tower high...
  • Making a Hash of the Second Amendment

    04/25/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Harvard historian Jill Lepore has a piece attacking gun rights in the latest New Yorker, and a follow-up post on the magazine’s website. Most of it is basically what you’d expect: some numbers about gun violence, some horrifying anecdotes about people who’ve misused guns, some reporting from a gun range, some artsy writing (“a gun is a machine made to fire a missile that can bore through flesh”), and an overarching history of the gun-rights movement.More irksome, however, is Lepore’s analysis of the Second Amendment’s meaning. By leaving out or misrepresenting key historical details, she shortchanges the idea that...
  • Appeals court declines to take up voter ID case (WI)

    04/25/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-25-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- The Court of Appeals declined to take up a Dane County case Wednesday that blocked the state's new law requiring people to show photo ID at the polls. The latest order is a further setback for those who support the voter ID law, and is another sign the law almost surely will remain halted for the May 8 primaries and June 5 recall elections. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily enjoined the voter ID law last month, saying the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de...
  • If You Don’t Look Like Obama’s Son, No One Cares

    04/25/2012 11:27:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    Power Line ^ | April 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The news story is horrifying: after a trivial encounter with a group of youths who were playing basketball, a man in Mobile, Alabama, was set upon by a gang of twenty men armed with brass knuckles, chairs, pipes and paint cans. The victim, Matthew Owens, was attacked on his own front porch and beaten within an inch of his life. He is in critical condition and may die: As the gang walked away after assaulting Owens, one of them said, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.” (Jim Treacher) comments: Hey, that’s what he gets for having a similar skin color to...
  • A Tax Hike Is Not A Spending Cut

    04/25/2012 11:27:22 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-24 | Will Upton
    The Illinois Policy Institute has produced some excellent analysis of Governor Pat Quinn’s budget gimmick and the Illinois House budget resolution containing a massive $350 million tobacco tax hike, noting: “A tax hike is not a spending cut.” Below is the Illinois Policy Institute’s open letter to the Illinois General Assembly opposing the tobacco tax increase: Dear Legislator: Both Gov. Quinn’s budget proposal and the House budget resolution called for a $2.7 billion reduction in Medicaid liabilities. Similarly, the governor and the General Assembly have committed to reducing the tax burden for working families. Yet Gov. Quinn’s recently released Medicaid...
  • Proposed Kansas rule may force churches to host same-sex ceremonies

    04/25/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | April 25, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Michael Schuttloffel. Topeka, Kan., Apr 25, 2012 / 04:04 am (CNA).- A proposed ordinance in Hutchinson, Kansas could force individuals and institutions – including Catholic churches – to host and participate in events that violate Church teachings on sexuality. “As far as individuals go, there doesn't seem to be any likelihood that there will be a protection or an exemption for them,” said Kansas Catholic Conference Executive Director Michael Schuttloffel, addressing a proposal to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation in the city of Hutchinson.“As far as religious institutions, that will depend entirely on what sort of exemption –...
  • DOJ Tries To Seize Control Of Public Records Arbitration

    04/25/2012 8:21:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 24, 2012
    In a dangerous power grab that will jeopardize government transparency, the Obama Justice Department wants to redefine federal public record law so that it becomes the sole arbiter in disputes between agencies and individuals who submit requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The unprecedented move would give the Department of Justice (DOJ), an extension of the executive branch, scary authority to determine if and how public records are disseminated throughout government. It would also strip those duties from the agency— Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)—that was created by Congress as a neutral party to mediate FOIA...
  • Peter Schiff: Obama is a socialist and is ignorant of history and economics.

    04/25/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/22/2012 | Peter Schiff
    Good clip. Destroys Obamanomics and this ignrant con man. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZPB50QtLqo
  • 53% of New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed; Rude Awakening for Class of 2012

    04/25/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    MISH's Global Economic Analysis ^ | 04/25/2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The USA Today reports graduating class of 2012 is in for a rude awakening as Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. Median wages for those with bachelor's degrees are down from...
  • (Democrat Congressman) Filner Calls for Navy to Name Ship for Harvey Milk

    04/25/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 24, 2012 | Tony Perry
    Filner calls for Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk SAN DIEGO - Rep. Bob Filner has called on the Navy to name a ship after slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, who served as a Navy officer in the early 1950s. In a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Filner said naming a ship after Milk "would be a great tribute to Milk's support for equality and in keeping with effort(s) to promote equality in our military after the recent repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." Milk served as a diving officer...
  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores (nanny state cont'd)

    04/25/2012 5:51:20 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 115 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/25/12 | Patrick Richardson
    A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • March durables orders post biggest fall in three years

    04/25/2012 6:09:00 AM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    Rooooooters ^ | April 25, 2012 | Lucia Mutikani
    Durable goods orders tumbled 4.2 percent, the largest decline since January 2009, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday after a downwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in February. Economists had forecast orders for durable goods, which range from toasters to aircraft, falling 1.7 percent after a previously reported 2.4 percent rise in February. Orders were dragged down by a 12.5 percent plunge in bookings for transportation equipment - the most since November 2010. Excluding transportation, orders fell 1.1 percent after a 1.9 percent rise in February. Economists had forecast this category rising 0.5 percent. The report added to signs that manufacturing...
  • "Cut His Head Off!" Illinois union thugs rail against Wisconsin's Governor

    04/24/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | 4-22-12 | EAG Foundation
    Rev. T. Ray McJunkins of Springfield's Union Baptist Church and USAction's William McNary engaged in violent rhetoric to rile up a union crowd of thousands just yards away from an Illinois appearance by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. McNary challenged Walker to "knuckle up" while McJunkins said they're going to "cut off his head," likening Walker to Goliath.
  • Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    04/23/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/23/12 | Matt Coker
    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty. This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as an Alameda County supervisor but an eye-opening interview where the 41-year-old claimed state Treasurer Bill Lockyer angrily told her to "go ahead and commit suicide" and her rehab lover "bashed my head into the stone floor."The seventh child of the late Wallace R. Davis, one of Santa Ana's first Latino lawyers to stand up for immigrants, Nadia Maria...
  • Ex-girlfriend claims top NC Democrat infected her with HIV and offered her health insurance from DNC

    04/24/2012 6:28:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 43 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 24 12
    A North Carolina Democrat faces serious sexual misconduct charges, and this time it isn't the state's former senator John Edwards. The ex-girlfriend of former state party executive Jay Parmley claims that he gave her HIV and his lawyers promised to put her on the Democratic National Committee's health insurance. Mr Parmley's ex Rebecca Burgin, 29, spoke out today saying that her 'biggest concern is for anybody else that had had a relationship with him that he did not tell'. Ms Burgin started dating Mr Parmley when she was 20 and he was her 32-year-old teacher at Oklahoma City Community College...
  • Media Protect Elizabeth Warren in Senate Race

    04/24/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/23/2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has picked up the endorsement and fundraising support of entertainer Harry Belafonte, whose reputation as a calypso singer has been superseded by his service to international Marxism. During the Cold War, Belafonte sang at a “Concert for Peace” in communist East Germany, where he attacked President Reagan’s anti-communist foreign policy. A long-time supporter of the Castro dictatorship, he has more recently been singing the praises of Venezuelan Marxist ruler Hugo Chavez. The April 19 Warren fundraiser, which included Belafonte’s name on the letterhead, was held at the Manhattan penthouse of HBO executive Michael...
  • The Real American Zeroes (pic)

    04/24/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Leading NC Democrat, already accused of sexual harassment, now faces ex-girlfriend’s HIV accusation

    04/24/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT · by bkopto · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Rebecca Burgin, a long-time former girlfriend of former North Carolina Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley, told The Daily Caller that she believes Parmley infected her with HIV. Parmley resigned on April 15 amid sexual harassment allegations from a former young male staffer. Burgin, a 29-year-old Oklahoman, has shared her story with TheDC, including the revelation that Parmley’s lawyer offered her health coverage, paid for by the Democratic National Committee, to manage her illness. She ultimately declined that offer, fearing it would constitute insurance fraud. Parmley, she said, abandoned her a few months later. On April 13, TheDC first exposed...
  • 'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change

    04/23/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2012, 10:35 am | Ian Johnston
    James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too. Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared. He previously painted some of the direst visions of the effects of climate change. In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over...
  • Now why would this be? Reuters bleats that new state laws against voter fraud will hurt Obama

    04/23/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Reuters is worried that new tough anti voter fraud laws will hurt Barack Obama’s chances of reelection next November. Complaining that such laws “could” reduce Obama’s supporters by “hundreds of thousands” the media outlet apparently sees no irony in its own position. Reuters doesn’t feel at all self-conscious about the implication that only fraudulent applicants have to be concerned about these new laws and honest people would not be disadvantaged in the least. “Republican” led Legislatures Further exposing its support for voter fraud the media giant cites “Republican-led legislatures” in 12 states as the culprits who are sharply restricting fraudulent...
  • Carney: Keystone Pipeline Would 'Sacrifice American Sovereignty'

    04/23/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    breitbart.com/biggovernment ^ | 4/23/12 | Whitney Pitcher
    In a press conference on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to the recent new Keystone pipeline bill passed by Congress earlier this week, as theWashington Examiner reports: "It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty" to approve the pipeline, White Hosue [sic] Press Secretary Jay Carney said, because a route for the northern portion of the pipeline has not been established. "The United States Congress -- a very important body, takes American security and sovereignty very seriously, or should -- is saying that we will, in advance -- blind -- approve a proposal for a pipeline, a proposal...
  • Iran: Obama Should Avoid Carter's Outcome (Worst, Most Ignominious Insult Imaginable)

    04/23/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    With Iran claiming victory over the West in the 5+1 nuclear negotiations last week in Istanbul, officials of the Islamic regime are again increasing the war rhetoric, vowing that they will not step back from their nuclear program. And in any military confrontation, Iran's response will be more devastating than imagined, it warned. At the same time, Iran is calling for the removal of sanctions, calling this the only viable option left for President Obama to save himself. "The only path left for Obama to avoid a big loss to the Republicans in the upcoming election is to compromise with...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Why George Zimmerman Is Not Entitled To A Presumption Of Innocence

    04/23/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 22 replies
    That is, at least according to one liberal website posting.1 Here's the disturbing comment found on that website, "… there is no constitutional right to the presumption of innocence." It's amazing that those who clamor for full Constitutional rights for Guantanamo terrorists are the same ones who are ready to take Zimmerman's head now. This is evidence enough to make an observer believe that Liberalism is a mental disorder. The writer must have slept through Civics or Government class. Or, maybe the writer is a victim of public school education. Or, perhaps both occurred. Most of those on that website...
  • White House clears staff in Colombia scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama's chief counsel has concluded that no White House staffers in Colombia were involved in wrongdoing, press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said the counsel looked into the actions of members of the White House advance team as a matter of "due diligence" and that "there have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct."
  • NAACP Bars Allen West From Giving Keynote Address Following His ‘Communist’ Remarks

    04/23/2012 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has taken intense heat from the media and the left over his statement that there are “78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” In the wake of the controversy that has resulted from his remarks, West, who was slated to be a speaker at an event hosted by the Martin County chapter of the NAACP this past Saturday, was disinvited from addressing the group. Mediaite has more about the reasons behind the decision to axe the congressman as the event’s keynote speaker: In Martin County chapter president Jerry...
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Charlie Savage
    — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. -snip- But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy...
  • How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power

    04/23/2012 8:16:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | Jonathon H. Daler
    In today’s NYT, Charlie Savage reports on how President Obama evolved from a fierce critic of unilateral exercise of executive power to a proponent. As a senator and presidential candidate, he had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress. And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals. But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.
  • Dan Walters: California Democrats searching under every fiscal rock

    04/23/2012 8:43:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/23/12 | Dan Walters
    With the state budget mired in deficits, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators, especially his fellow Democrats, are searching under every fiscal rock for money to spend. That search has spawned an odd syndrome involving what could be three big pots of money – a competition among liberals over how they should be spent if, indeed, they materialize. The pots: • What could be several billion dollars a year in "cap-and-trade" fees that industries must pay as part of the state's anti-greenhouse gas crusade. • Another billion-plus bucks that it's believed would appear were the state to change taxation of multi-state...
  • Obama tells Wasserman Schultz “Don’t Forget, You Work For Me” [Two Failured Libs Not Getting Along]

    04/23/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 4/20/12 | Javier Manjarres
    It’s no secret that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of the most polarizing politicians in the country. Wasserman Schultz is also a member of Congress who represents the 20 th congressional district in Florida... the President has grown increasingly annoyed with the polarizing manner in which she attacks her political opposition-a style that has galvanized her Republican opponents and chased many of those coveted ‘Independents’ away. Just recently, Wasserman Schultz defended her former aide and current DNC Jewish Outreach liason for her juvenile misstep of posting pictures of herself on Facebook that referred to her and...
  • Obama Raising Money Offshore? AND Ayers Wrote His Book?

    04/23/2012 9:38:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2012 | MOTUS
    “Mr. Obama has held more than a hundred joint fund-raisers since last spring, far more than President George W. Bush during his 2004 re-election, and has tucked fund-raising stops into many of his official presidential trips.” Heh. Try saying that three times with a straight face: “Mr. Obama has held more than a hundred joint fund-raisers” Even with this promise of additional fundraiser looty, it looks like it’s still “hard out here for a pimp” Plouffee is still having a hard time luring in the really big sugar daddies. Boy, this economy sucks doesn’t it? Oh well, I guess we’ll...
  • Amazon is Obama's Mistress

    04/23/2012 3:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    President Obama has a mistress. Her name is Amazon. Whereas former Presidents Kennedy and Clinton rendezvoused with female interns, Obama rendezvous with an e-commerce company. Amazon currently monopolizes e-book sales, controlling 60 percent of the market. And, like a jealous lover, Obama is suing Amazon’s competitors in order to further strengthen her e-book monopoly. Obama may be faithful to his wife, but he is breaking his vow to the American people to defend the Constitution. He is openly abusing his executive powers and giving preferential treatment to Amazon—hoping to curry favor with consumers and ensure his reelection in November. Obama’s...
  • Scandals sidetrack Obama campaign (Oh what a tangled web we weave.....)

    04/23/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    US Politics & Policy ^ | April 22, 2012 | Richard McGregor, John Paul Rathbone
    A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign. But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions. The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions. Only the military held...
  • Democrats Vote to ‘Force’ Unionization of Daycare Providers in CT

    04/23/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/12 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Under the guise of granting higher wages and healthcare benefits to daycare providers and personal care attendants, Connecticut’s Democratic-led state House has passed a bill that will force these workers to collectively bargain with the state. However, the director of the Connecticut chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP)said on Friday that the measure, proposed as an amendment to another bill, will force daycare providers to unionize with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). According to JR Romano of AFP in Connecticut, the bill is “a direct assault on female business owners.” State Sen. Edith Prague (D- Working Families Party) and...
  • Bank of America to McMillan Rifles: 'Drop dead'

    04/20/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT · by pabianice · 89 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4/20/12 | Zimmerman
    [UPDATE: In an email late this evening, Ryan McMillan has confirmed the validity of this story.] When the Bank of America was founded back in 1904, no one ever thought that it would one day truly be the Bank of America. As in (partially) government owned. Just like Government Motors, Chrysler, the entire student loan industry and more, the federal government’s insatiable grasping tentacles are woven throughout one of the world’s largest commercial bank and brokerage operations. And as has always been true, if you take the king’s shilling, you’re damned well going to do his bidding. The folks...
  • Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker!

    04/22/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 21, 2012 | TPX Staff
    Onslaught of Union Funded Attack Ads Hit Gov. Walker! . The public employee unions have pledged to spent $60 million on their RECALL effort to viciously attack Gov. Walker and distort the truth about the success of his governorship.  In fact, they just dropped half a million dollars on TV ads this week alone! . . Gov. Scott Walker is Under Attack by a Barrage of Negative Union Ads and Needs our Support Today . With the June 5th RECALL election just around the corner, we need your support to defend Gov. Walker and combat the well-funded mudslinging from the...