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  • Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat

    01/06/2012 3:10:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | AFP
    Cuba's iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro warned that the world was on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war. In an article published Thursday -- Castro's first since November 2011 -- the 85-year-old retired leader also took aim at the United States and at gas shale "fracking," a new source of fossil fuels condemned by environmentalists. He did not, however, address rumors of his death, which were denied by an official Cuban blogger after they surfaced on Twitter earlier this week. "Many dangers threaten us, but two of them, nuclear...
  • President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts

    01/05/2012 9:15:11 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Directorblue ^ | January 4, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Yes, he's historic, alright. • First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government • First President to Violate the War Powers Act • First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels • First President to issue an unlawful "recess-appointment" while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department). • First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico • First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing...
  • Obama: The Mask is Off

    01/06/2012 5:42:58 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The mask is fully off. Barack Obama is the most corrupt, power-mad president in this nation's illustrious history. By his actions in bypassing Congress and making appointments that should be subject to Senate approval while the Senate is still in session and innumerable extra-constitutional actions since he became president, he is following in the footsteps of the despots who dominated the 20th century. In late September of 2008, it became clear to me that Barack Obama would be elected president. Based on his background, education, motivation, and indoctrination, I saw a man who could single-handedly destroy the country and someone...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama and dictatorship

    01/06/2012 5:45:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 108 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | Editors
    Sorry, defense authorization isn’t opening the door to a liberal police state Can a mundane defense authorization law create an Obama dictatorship? Many people on the political right and left have been alarmed by language in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that they argue authorizes the president to use military force to capture, detain, torture and kill Americans at home and abroad. The furor centers on Sections 1021 and 1022 of the law, which deal with detaining terrorist suspects. Specifically at issue is to what extent the law allows the government to treat American citizens like enemies of...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    01/06/2012 5:27:25 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 106 replies
    In an effort to restore Americans’ faith in their government, President Obama has taken advantage of a little-known clause in the Constitution to sweep away the most unpopular Congress in history, replacing Senators and House members alike with movie stars, game show hosts, pop divas and kittens. Slipped into the Constitution by Ben Franklin, the so-called “Kick Congress in the Arse Clause” had always been dismissed by Constitutional historians as “just the kind of shenanigans Franklin liked to pull when he was loaded.” Most scholars agree that Franklin was drunk and in a joking mood when he persuaded the...
  • Obama’s illegal power grab (99% of media is ignoring Hussein's unconstitutional action)

    01/06/2012 3:45:37 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01.05.12 | E Miller
    Richard Cordray started his new job on Thursday as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Though he may wear that fancy new title, he lacks the statutory power and constitutional authority of the office. On Wednesday, after the Senate adjourned for one day, President Obama unilaterally installed Mr. Cordray to the CFPB and added three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), claiming these were “recess appointments” even though the Senate was in pro-forma session, not recess.
  • ‘The Man Is a Dictator’: Beck Blasts Obama’s Move to Circumvent Congress

    01/05/2012 9:25:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Glenn Beck on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s use of executive authority to make a recess appointment, calling him a dictator who views the American people as children. On Wednesday, Obama announced he was appointing Richard Cordray the country’s chief consumer watchdog, making a recess appointment while the Senate was technically in session. The same day, he named three members to fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board. Explaining his decision before a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio, Obama said he has “an obligation to act on behalf of the American people” when Congress refuses and hurts the economy as...
  • Obama: "I Have An Obligation As President To Do What I Can Without" Congress (VIDEO)

    01/05/2012 12:13:55 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 1/5/2012 | Barack "King Hussein" ObaMao
    But when Congress refuses to act, and as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.
  • CFPB begins oversight of payday lenders (Cordray starts work today- attacks private student lenders)

    01/05/2012 10:25:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 25 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Jan. 5, 2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — One day after being appointed through a controversial presidential maneuver, the new head of a consumer watchdog agency announced he is launching a program immediately to supervise a broad new swath of businesses including payday lenders, private student lenders and local mortgage lenders. “We will begin dealing face-to-face with payday lenders, mortgage servicers, mortgage originators, private student lenders, and other firms that often compete with banks but have largely escaped any meaningful federal oversight,” said Richard Cordray, the newly appointed chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [Snip] Any legal challenge to the Obama appointment is likely...
  • Obama: 'I refuse to take no for an answer'

    01/04/2012 2:54:39 PM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, introducing his controversial recess appointment to a crowd of Pennsylvania supporters, explained that he would not "take no for an answer" from the U.S. Senate -- especially the Republicans, that refused to confirm his nominee to the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. "I refuse to take no for an answer," Obama said at a campaign-style event. "I'm not going to stand by while a minority in the senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opposes the nomination because the CFPB "is subject to none of the...
  • Cordray's Recess Appointment Sure Doesn't Look Constitutional To Me (Written by a Cordray supporter)

    01/04/2012 1:14:10 PM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | January 4, 2012 | Timothy Noah
    I'm no lawyer, but: As someone who strongly supported a recess appointment for Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I'm confused as to why President Obama chose to act today. Had he appointed Cordray yesterday, during a brief period when the Senate was technically in recess, the action would have been supported by precedent. Apparently, though, that appointment would have lasted only through 2012. By appointing Cordray today, Obama can keep him at CFPB through 2013. The trouble is that the Senate isn't in recess. For complicated reasons the Republicans have the ability to prevent the Senate...
  • Obama nominates three to labor board

    01/04/2012 12:44:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Politicowhiteboard ^ | 1/4/12 | Politico
    Following on the news of an unprecedented recess appointment of Richard Cordray, President Obama announced today that he will also appoint Sharon Block, Terence Flynn and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board. The move is in defiance of the entire Senate Republican caucus, who
  • Obama to 'Recess Appoint' Cordray in Defiance of Congress (Congress is NOT in recess!)

    01/04/2012 8:26:28 AM PST · by montag813 · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-04-2012 | Helene Cooper
    President Obama will challenge Senate Republican foes of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by naming Richard Cordray as its director while Congress is out of town, according to a senior administration official. Testifying before Congress in September, Mr. Cordray said he would make judicious use of lawsuits to enforce financial regulations. That would allow the agency to establish new regulations over financial institutions, putting into effect elements of the financial regulatory overhaul that was one of the administration’s main achievements in Congress. Mr. Obama’s exercise of constitutional powers to name top officials without Senate confirmation while Congress is...
  • RUSH: REGIME GRABS POWER TO DETAIN US CITIZENS

    01/03/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 153 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Regime Grabs Power to Detain US Citizens January 03, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, and I can't believe that nobody's talking about that, either: The thing Obama signed on New Year's Eve, the new Defense Authorization Act.I don't know if people don't know what's in this or if other things take precedence. Well, it is being reported because I saw it. I saw it reported. Obama signed this thing, the new Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve. Folks, you know what this thing does? It allows the United States military to detain anybody for no reason! They don't...
  • NKorea cites mysterious glow just before Kim death

    12/21/2011 8:40:30 PM PST · by americanophile · 50 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 12/21/2011 | AP
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea says a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky began glowing red above sacred Mount Paektu just minutes before leader Kim Jong Il's death. State media say the ice on volcanic Lake Chon at the mountain in the far north cracked with a load roar. And in the city of Hamhung, a Manchurian crane circled a statue of Kim's father, late President Kim Il Sung, before alighting on a tree, its head drooping before it took off toward Pyongyang. State media say Kim died Saturday morning at age 69. His death was announced two...
  • Martial Law: The Fix Is In (Donofrio)

    12/05/2011 3:46:43 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 12-5-11 | Leo Donofrio
    The new Martial Law Bill which affirms the detention of American citizens indefinitely without due process of law passed the Senate 93-7. Habeas corpus just got knifed in full daylight, left to bleed in the cracks of the Capitol commingling with the blood of patriots who died for this country. The blood drawn like butter by Senate vampires drooling and gurgling with delight, appetites satiated… for now. Their ecstasy whisps through depraved neurons as their spit foams upon the very name of freedom. And while there are hints Obama may veto it, my opinion is that the bill has been...
  • China builds its African empire while the 'anti-colonialist' Left looks the other way

    11/30/2011 10:45:48 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 25th, 2011 | Damian Thompson
    Imagine what would happen if America barged its way into a developing country, buttered up its homicidal dictator and agreed a back-of-the-envelope deal in which he signed over his nation’s mineral wealth in return for roads, railways and sports stadiums. Everyone would benefit, no? No. The problem is that the infrastructure turns out to be worth a hell of a lot less than the minerals. Fortunately, Washington has had the foresight to top up the dictator’s Swiss bank account. Problem solved! As for the mining operation, the Americans really don’t want to be bothered by minimum wages or trade unions....
  • Obama again sidesteps Congress with Head Start order

    11/08/2011 7:22:09 PM PST · by merrylu · 22 replies
    obama will move along without congress again "“So after trying for months to work with Congress on education, we decided to take matters into our own hands, because our future is at stake,” Mr. Obama said. “Our children deserve action. And we can’t wait for Congress any longer.”
  • Ron Paul says Obama is practically a dictator

    11/08/2011 10:23:53 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 13 replies
    RT.com ^ | 11-8-11 | RT.com
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says that these times are frustrating ones for the commander-in-chief, but that doesn’t give Barack Obama an excuse to deviate from the Constitution. According to Paul, President Obama’s role in office is approaching that of a dictatorship. In an open letter issued by Texas Congressman Ron Paul dated November 7, the GOP hopeful calls out the current US president for time and time again misusing his ability to implement executive orders to bypass the system of checks and balances that America’s forefathers inscribed to keep the country in order. Given Obama’s familiarity with the US...
  • Teaching Your Child to be a Dictator’s Lackey

    11/01/2011 5:47:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Oct 31st, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Imagine your child’s school teaching him how wonderful dictatorships are by having him and his friends model their very own group of dictatorships as part of their education. Like so many other Orwellian nightmares in the American educational system, this one is very real and takes place through the Model UN program. The Model UN program teaches American students that global government is better than national government and that the corrupt kleptocracy on Turtle Bay is the ideal state of mankind. Finally it trains them to put American presidents on trial for violating United Nations laws. Twenty-two Model UN events...
  • Carney: Obama will ‘continue’ to act ‘independently’ without Congress

    10/31/2011 5:14:54 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 31 Oct 11 | None listed
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama will “continue” to act “administratively” without congressional authorization to “benefit the American people” as part of the White House’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign. “He [Obama] fully understands that the kinds of things that are contained within the American Jobs Act require congressional action, require laws being passed, and that’s why he’s pressing for Congress to take action legislatively,” Carney told reporters on Monday at the White House. But he can also act independently or, rather, administratively, and exercise his executive authority to benefit the American people in other ways. And...
  • Freep this poll: Should President Obama use executive powers after Congress ignored his jobs bill?

    10/30/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT · by phil_t · 31 replies
    philly.com ^ | 30 Oct 2011
    Is it good for President Obama to use executive powers after Congress ignored his jobs bill? About time, given Republican obstructionists on Capitol Hill 234 (53.8%) Even Democrats objected, so president should work harder with Congress 142 (32.6%) By picking targets for aid, Obama can help the most people, the soonest 16 (3.7%) Hoping for a broader fix for the economy, not rifle-shot approach 43 (9.9%) Total votes = 435
  • Obama rolls out more executive office job measures

    10/28/2011 11:16:31 AM PDT · by tutstar · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/28/2011 | Laura MacInnis and Alister Bull
  • Rangel: "Gridlock" necessitates that Obama use executive powers

    10/28/2011 7:08:03 AM PDT · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel told The Daily Caller that “gridlock” in Congress has made it “necessary” for President Barack Obama to unilaterally implement mortgage refinancing and student loan programs without congressional authorization. TheDC asked Rangel if he thinks there are other areas where Obama should bypass Congress. “I do, but I don’t want it to be interpreted that I welcome the executive branch using their powers instead of having the legislative branch do it. It’s necessary now because it’s a gridlock between the president and the United States. I hope that is just so very, very unusual,” Rangel...
  • The Wizard of <strike>Ego</strike> Id

    10/27/2011 2:03:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    An Obama-fied parody of my all-time favorite comic... ________________________________________________ Via email - h/t Speedunque
  • Pres. (dictator) Obama offers mortgage relief, says he can't wait for 'dysfunctional' Congress

    10/25/2011 3:42:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    WHEC ^ | 10/25/11
    Pres. Obama offers mortgage relief, says he can't wait for 'dysfunctional' CongressPosted at: 10/25/2011 2:51 AM (AP) President Barack Obama is offering mortgage relief to struggling homeowners in hard-hit Nevada and around the country - saying he can't wait for an "increasingly dysfunctional Congress" to act. The president said Monday that "where they won't act, I will." He made the comments in remarks prepared for a stop in Las Vegas as he began a three-day Western trip.
  • Expect more executive orders

    10/24/2011 3:47:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/24/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Some highlights from White House press secretary Jay Carney’s Q&A with reporters on Monday: -- Carney said that “you’ll be seeing more of” the use of executive orders. “Why use it? Because we have to do everything we can,” he said of the economy.
  • Hugo Chávez: Sick in Mind and Body (statism, authoritarianism, populism and cancer )

    10/19/2011 2:02:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2011 | David Paulin
    [snip] It was a little over two and a half months ago that Chávez, during a national television address, told stunned Venezuelans that he'd undergone two surgeries in Cuba to remove a pelvic abscess and cancerous tumor. Speculation has been rife since then about what a post-Chávez Venezuela will look like. Last month, early elections for next year were called for October as opposed to December. To date, however, Chávez has no credible successor. But he does have his fanatic supporters, Chavistas, along with plenty of help from Cuba. Large numbers of Cuban intelligence agents now operate in Venezuela in...
  • Obama Tells Advisers To Find How To Approve Stimulus Projects Without Additional Congressional Auth

    10/12/2011 3:39:08 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11 Oct 2011 | Barack Hussein Obama
    "Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done," President Obama said today to a "Jobs Council" meeting. VIDEO HERE
  • Our White House Bully Problem

    09/28/2011 3:03:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Spin, baby, spin. Throughout his frenetic jobs tour across the West this week, President Obama tried to seize the narrative. Republicans, he told champagne-sipping, tea party-trashing Hollywood moguls and tech titans, are intolerant bigots, know-nothings and thugs. They've made his hair "grayer" and left him "all dinged up." But who's battering whom? Since Day One, Obama has been the Chicago bully in victim's clothing. The mask is wearing thin. On Tuesday, Detroit News reporter Daniel Howes reported that White House officials leaned on Ford Motor Company to yank a popular TV and Internet ad critical of competitors who took federal...
  • A Dictator's Handbook for the President

    09/15/2011 6:59:36 AM PDT · by Palter · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 14 Sept 2011 | BRUCE BUENO DE MESQUITA, ALASTAIR SMITH
    To win in 2012, Obama's going to have to act a bit more like the tyrants he's so proud of toppling. Barack Obama can't get away from talking about dictators. Four years ago, candidate Obama controversially asserted that his administration would be open to negotiations with autocratic governments like Syria, Iran, and North Korea. Today, responding to Republican criticisms that he has been weak or hesitant on foreign policy, the U.S. president's supporters are more likely to trot out the fact that three longtime dictatorships have fallen under his watch. How much credit the president deserves for this is certainly...
  • (YouTube) If you oppose Obama, turn yourself in

    09/14/2011 7:44:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-2011 | dfu
    FR thread on new attackwatch site TURN YOURSELF IN YouTube
  • Fighting cancer, Chavez seeks aid from deities

    08/04/2011 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez told a gathering of soldiers Thursday that he's seeking divine support from the indigenous deities and spirits of Venezuela's central plains to help him survive cancer. "Cancer? What is that for me? I have faith in the spirits of the plains that I'll prevail. I will live and we will win the elections next year," Chavez told hundreds of troops massed in formation at Fort Tiuna, Venezuela's largest military installation.
  • Carney: Obama Recognizes "There Are Things He Can Do Without Congress And He Will Do Them" (Video)

    09/01/2011 12:44:06 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 63 replies
    JAY CARNEY, WH Press Secretary: "They don't give a lick about the day and time: ED HENRY, FOX News: "Why doesn't he give a speech from the oval office tonight saying here's my plan?" CARNEY: "He wants to speak before Congress because he recognizes that while there are things he can do without Congress, and he will do them, there are actions that need to be taken with Congress that require legislation to grow the economy and create jobs. And he wants to go to Congress, speak directly to members of Congress, and layout his proposals."
  • No Way To Treat A Dictator

    08/03/2011 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2011 | Staff
    Rule Of Law: What does it say about the prospects for democracy in Egypt when its military rulers put former dictator Hosni Mubarak, caged and on a gurney, through a show trial? Very little, if history is any guide. The Arab world is cringing with apprehension at the hasty, desperate trial of the former despot, who until February ruled Egypt with an iron hand for 30 years. It's not that the charges against Mubarak — corruption and violence against protestors — are likely false. It's that this trial has all the earmarks of mob-pleasing revanchism that will shake citizens' trust...
  • Judge blocks Kan. law defunding Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2011 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that Planned Parenthood would likely succeed in overturning a new Kansas law that would deny the group access to federal family planning funding, saying he believes the law is unconstitutional and was intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights.
  • Dahlan Slams Abbas: He’s a Dictator and a Bully

    07/30/2011 1:05:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/11 | Elad Benari
    Former Fatah Central Committee member Mohammed Dahlan slammed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, saying that he is a dictator and a bully. Voice of Israel radio presented Dahlan’s remarks which he made to a Kuwaiti-based newspaper. According to the report, Dahlan said that Abbas is “trying to establish a dictatorship in a period of post-dictatorships. Those who cannot bend the law according to their liking turn to methods of bullying.” Dahlan made the comments in the wake of Thursday’s raid by the PA on his Ramallah home. During the raid, armed police locked Dahlan in a room and...
  • Obama: "It's tempting to bypass congress and change the rules on my own."

    07/25/2011 3:56:08 PM PDT · by freemike · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/25/11 | freemike
    Second time in a few days Obama has stated publicly he wishes he could be a dictator.I called Rand Paul's office and Boehner's office and my own Senator's. The GOP needs to call Obama out on this crap! American Presidents don't go around repeatedly giving speeches fantasizing about how tempting it is to be a dictator! Obama
  • Obama orders Boehner, McConnell, to report to him Saturday morning

    07/22/2011 4:12:37 PM PDT · by pabianice · 105 replies
    Fox News Live | 7/22/11
    In an eye-poppingly nasty and derranged press conference, Obama ordered Boehner and McConnell to appear before His Majesty tomorrow morning (7/23) at 1100 (that's 11:00, military time). The conference was called by The One to express his displeasure with the Repubs because they refuse to accept almost $2 trillion in new spending in order for the debt ceiling to be raised "until 2013" so Obama doesn't have to deal with that issue as he runs for reelection. Stay tuned.
  • Obama Executive Orders Impose New Gun Rules

    07/12/2011 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 192 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on July 12, 2011 at 6:51am | Buck Sexton
    A few days ago, the Blaze reported on the low-key plans of the Obama administration to increase the penalties for certain gun law violations, and add steps to the background checks for legal gun ownership. Today the administration’s plans are beginning to come into effect. Through an Executive Order, the Obama administration is implementing new restrictions on the sale of certain weapons in border states, and increasing the penalties for violating certain firearms laws.
  • Administration Asks Court To Halt Execution Of Mexican National In Texas

    07/06/2011 10:05:12 AM PDT · by tutstar · 85 replies · 1+ views
    kwtx.com ^ | 7/1/2011 | kwtx
    <p>The Obama administration is taking the unusual step of asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from executing a Mexican citizen who was convicted and sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl.</p> <p>The administration is asking the court to delay the July 7 execution of Humberto Leal, 38, for as long as six months to give Congress time to consider legislation that would directly affect Leal's case.</p>
  • Obama: A lot of the 'fuss' over Libya is politics

    06/29/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed the congressional criticism of his decision to wage war against Libya as political and argued that any sign of support from Washington for strongman Moammar Gadhafi makes no sense. Pushing back against Republicans and Democrats, Obama defended his decision to order U.S. military action more than three months ago and insisted he had not violated the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which requires congressional authorization within 60 days of the first military strikes. The president claims Americans supporting the NATO-led operation are not engaged in full-blown hostilities, making congressional consent unnecessary.
  • Hugo Chavez's brother talks of armed struggle

    06/26/2011 11:17:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    AP ^ | June 26, 2011 | Christopher Toothtaker
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- One of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's brothers said Sunday that backers of the hospitalized leftist leader should not rule out armed struggle in the future, though they prefer to maintain power at the ballot box. Adan Chavez's statement came as speculation mounted about the health of the president, who has been convalescing at an undisclosed location in Cuba after reportedly undergoing emergency surgery 16 days ago. Chavez's older brother said Venezuela's ruling party wants to retain power by defeating foes in elections. But he told government supporters that they should be ready to take up arms...
  • Progressives target the constitution (Time shreds it, CNN shrugs it off)

    06/24/2011 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Time and CNN
    This is how the progressives do it. Plant some seeds, then before you know it these kinds of ideas will be all over the media. Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters And This Exists: Iceland Rewrites Their Constitution Using Suggestions Through Twitter This second link has me more troubled than the first. The things that Fareed Zakaria are saying could practically be lifted right out of the pages of The Road to Serfdom. I don't think it's possible to state just how much danger we are in. These progressives are out for blood.
  • White House (Obama Administration) loosens border rules for 2012

    06/22/2011 6:53:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6:28 PM 06/20/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s administration is quietly offering a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters, say supporters of stronger immigration law enforcement. The new rules were quietly announced Friday with a new memo from top officials at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The “prosecutorial discretion” memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military. “They’re pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to...
  • President Obama Issues “Signing Statement” Indicating He Won’t Abide by Provision in Budget Bill

    04/15/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    In a statement issued Friday night, President Obama took issue with some provisions in the budget bill – and in one case simply says he will not abide by it. Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, and spending cuts within that budget, but also several GOP “riders,” or policy provisions attached to the bill. One rider – Section 2262 -- de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares...
  • CatholicTV calls for "Benevolent Dictatorship"?!

    04/08/2011 2:27:55 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 150 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | 04-08-2011 | thedeadlyrhythm
    This may be one of the more disturbing things I have ever seen. This video is shown to people, and even more frightening, many are likely inspired by it. This guy basically says that the problem with our country is that "everyone can vote", both ignorant know-nothings who only care about themselves(aka people who support abortion, gay marriage, etc), and informed people(aka people who agree with his/the organizations particular views) and this is all presented in such a way as if it is incontrovertible. as if having an opinion that a woman has a right to choose or that homosexuality...
  • Obama: The African colonial

    04/02/2011 5:41:37 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga
    Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa. Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western...
  • Obama - the Greatest (Most Effective) President

    03/26/2011 4:53:00 AM PDT · by The Big Boo · 61 replies
    The Big Boo
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