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  • Death of Muammar Gaddafi 20october 2011

    10/20/2016 12:00:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    It is unclear if NATO aircraft were involved in helping secure Gaddafi's capture by Libyan forces on the ground. A group of rebels approached the pipe where Gaddafi was hiding and ordered him to come out, which he did, albeit slowly. He was then dragged up to his feet as rebels shouted "Muammar, Muammar!" Gaddafi was killed shortly afterwards. There are conflicting reports; according to one report, Gaddafi said "Please don't shoot!" prior to being shot, and when questioned by Misratan rebel fighters about the damage done to Misrata by his forces, denied any involvement, and begged his captors not...
  • Kim Jong-un bans sarcasm in North Korea fearing people will only agree with him 'ironically'

    09/08/2016 4:18:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un has banned sarcasm because he fears people only agree with him ironically, according to reports. Government officials were apparently warned they will "not be forgiven" if they are heard being sarcastic. Mass meetings were organised across the country to spread the word about the new order. “One state security official personally organised a meeting to alert local residents to potential ‘hostile actions’ by internal rebellious elements," Radio Free Asia's Korean Services quoted a source as saying. “The main point of the lecture was ‘keep your mouths shut’.” One of the banned phases is “this is all...
  • On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks Cuba, criticizes Obama

    08/13/2016 8:03:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AP ^ | August 13, 2016 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media. He appeared but did not speak at a gala in his honor broadcast on state television Saturday evening. "I want to express my deepest gratitude for the shows of respect, greetings and praise that I've received in recent days, which give me strength to reciprocate with ideas that I will send to party militants and relevant organizations," he wrote.
  • Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit

    08/09/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/9/16 | Raphael Ahren
    Oscar Biscet, a well-known human rights activist from Havana, spent over a decade in Cuban prisons for a host of alleged crimes: dishonoring national symbols, public disorder, inciting delinquent behavior, and, ultimately, crimes against state security. “They put me in a very tiny cell full of tuberculosis patients,” he recalled last week. In another case of the perverse treatment he received for publicly opposing the regime, the prison guards threw him into a small cell with mental patients who had not been given their medication. “They are more subtle than Hitler and Stalin, but they have the same mechanisms,” he...
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • How the Kleptocrats’ $12 Trillion Heist Helps Keep Most of the World Impoverished

    05/05/2016 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02 May 2016 | David Cay Johnston
    An investigative economist has crunched 45 years of official statistics to discover just how much kleptocrats have plundered from 150 mostly poor nations. For the first time we have a reliable estimate of how much money thieving dictators and others have looted from 150 mostly poor nations and hidden offshore: $12.1 trillion. That huge figure equals a nickel on each dollar of global wealth and yet it excludes the wealthiest regions of the planet: America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The $12.1 trillion estimate—which amounts to two-thirds of America’s annual GDP being taken out of the economies of...
  • Cuba's revolutionary leader, 89, says he will die soon

    04/19/2016 6:38:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 April 2016 | By Associated Press
    Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. 'I'll be 90 years old soon,' Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years, adding: 'Soon I'll be like all the others.' He went on: 'The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the...
  • Fidel Castro tells Cuba’s Communist Party he will soon die

    04/19/2016 2:31:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Michael Weissenstein/AP
    HAVANA — Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years. “Soon I’ll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and...
  • Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in nine months

    04/08/2016 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Rio · 12 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 4/8/2016 | AFP
    Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in nine months, chatting with school children and criticizing Barack Obama's recent visit. Castro, 89, was seen on state TV state seated as he spoke to children about a late fellow revolutionary leader, Vilma Espin. The last time Castro appeared in public was nine months ago, when state TV showed him with civilians who work with the armed forces and the interior ministry.
  • President Obama and Castro call for end of Cuba embargo

    03/21/2016 2:10:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies ^ | 3-21-2016
    HAVANA — The 54-year economic embargo of Cuba needs to end, President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro said Monday, so the economic ties between the two nations can improve. "The embargo's going to end," Obama said. "When, I can't be entirely sure. ... The reason is that what we did for 50 years did not serve our interests or the interests of the Cuban people." "The list of things we can do administratively is growing shorter," said Obama, who said that "for more than half a century, the sight of a U.S. president here in Havana would have been...
  • Obama to lay out vision for Cuba in historic Havana speech

    03/16/2016 5:46:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2016 6:56 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama will use an historic speech in Havana next week to lay out a vision of greater freedoms and more economic opportunity in Cuba, White House officials said Wednesday, offering a glimpse of how the president hopes to use his trip to encourage change on the communist island. Obama’s speech on Tuesday at the Grand Theater of Havana will mark a moment that seemed unimaginable only a few years ago, before Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro moved to restore relations between the two estranged countries. Obama’s advisers said they hoped Cubans would be able to watch the...
  • Washington Post warns on Trump: Hitler was elected, too

    03/01/2016 12:59:47 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/1/16 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    The Washington Post is begging primary voters to reconsider their support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and warned this week that the businessman's political ascendency is not unlike that of other famous dictators, including Adolf Hitler. "You don't have to go back to history's most famous example, Adolf Hitler, to understand that authoritarian rulers can achieve power through the ballot box," the Post's editorial board said Tuesday, explaining how it considers the casino tycoon's bid for the White House a "threat to democracy." "In the world today, it has become almost commonplace for elected leaders to lock the door behind...
  • The Banality of Evil's Brood - Review: Jay Nordlinger, 'Children of Monsters...'

    02/28/2016 10:18:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2016 | Juliana Geran Pilon
    Do psychopathic dictators spawn monsters? Jay Nordlinger's answer is a qualified yes. And it's the qualifiers that make Children of Monsters: An Inquiry Into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators such a riveting and informative read. In the easy, elegant style that is to be expected from a senior editor of National Review, Nordlinger coaxes his reader into a universe of evil all the more astonishing for its ubiquity: the twenty men whose offspring he selects for scrutiny span the globe. China, Japan, Russia, North Korea, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Haiti, five African countries (the Democratic Republic of the...
  • Frivolous Kim Jong-un faces military coup after overspending on nukes

    02/23/2016 7:29:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | Margi Murphy
    The international community were outraged when the tubby tyrant gave his fourth nuclear test the green light - going against the United Nations. And it appears the anger is starting to filter through to his own ranks. It is alleged that the notoriously harsh leader could be overthrown by senior members amongst his military if he fails to reel in his spending and whip North Korea's unstable economy into shape. The news will serve a devastating blow after Jong-un made clear his intentions to overthrow the US in the space race and invest heavily in new satellites. Speaking during a...
  • Kim Jong-un vows to slaughter thousands of American troops in mass casualty strike

    02/23/2016 7:33:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 81 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | Jeremy Culley
    The oppressive secret state has promised harsh retaliation for joint military exericises proposed by South Korea and the US next month. Kim Jong-un's regime has branded them "preparations for war" – amid spiralling tensions after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch. Pyongyang's Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army said: "All the powerful strategic and tactical strike means of our revolutionary armed forces will go into preemptive and just operations to beat back the enemy forces to the last man if there is a slight sign of their special operation forces and equipment moving to carry out the...
  • President Obama set to announce trip to Cuba Announcement Could Be Made Tomorrow

    02/17/2016 7:24:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    WPLG-TV (ABC MIAMI) ^ | 2/17/16 | Paradise Ashfar
    .... Obama is set to become the [occupant of the Oval Office] to visit Cuba during a historic trip next month, according to multiple sources. An official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow during a White House briefing.
  • Kim Jong-un: Tyrant, Psychopath, Mac User

    02/12/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by IncPen · 46 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2-11-2016 | Brian Ashcraft
    He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers. You probably wouldn’t take Kim Jong-un as a Mac user. Usually, in photos of him checking out military computers, we see the North Korean dictator in front of a P.C. [Image: AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS] Advertisement However, a handful of photos of the supreme leader at his own desk show him with Macs, leading to the assumption that while the military may use PCs, his personal preference is Mac. For example, Reuters correspondent James Pearson, who covers North Korea and South Korea, tweeted out this...
  • Trump: Kim Jong Un deserves 'credit' for taking out rivals

    01/09/2016 10:09:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 180 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump says North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un deserves "credit" for the cutthroat efficiency with which he disposes of his political foes. "If you look at North Korea, this guy, he's like a maniac, OK?" Trump said at a rally in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Saturday. "And you've got to give him credit: How many young guys - he was like 26 or 25 when his father died - take over these tough generals and all of a sudden, you know, it's pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that?" he added. “Even...
  • Did Fiorina nail Trump on the Middle East question in the December 15 debate? (vanity)

    12/17/2015 7:48:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 105 replies
    See body of thread for link | December 17, 2015
    Excerpt from the December 15, 2015 CNN main Republican debate in Las Vegas: BLITZER: Mr. Trump, are Americans safer with dictators running the world in the Middle East? TRUMP: In my opinion, we've spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people that frankly, if they were there and if we could've spent that $4 trillion in the United States to fix our roads, our bridges, and all of the other problems; our airports and all of the other problems we've had, we would've been a lot better off. I can tell you that right now. We have done a tremendous...
  • When Dad Is the Devil

    10/02/2015 2:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mona Charen
    The bride, Edda, was 20, glamorous and well connected. The groom came from a prominent family. Their wedding was Italy's social event of the year in 1930. If the occasion was marred in any way, it was through the inability of the bride's father to part gracefully with his first-born daughter. He was so distraught that when the couple drove off for their honeymoon on Capri, Dad followed them for miles in his own car until Edda finally stopped, marched back to his car, and told him he had to turn around and go home. That is our introduction to...
  • The last 15 years of Saddam Hussein's regime are crucial to understanding ISIS

    09/28/2015 8:58:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/28/2015 | Kyle Orton, Now Lebanon
    American intelligence analysts have been pressured into giving a more positive assessment of the progress of the war against ISIS, it has been reported, confirming what was obvious to everyone not subject to influence from the White House: the anti-ISIS campaign is failing. To devise an effective strategy involves understanding where ISIS came from, and that involves examining the Saddam Hussein regime. Saddam is commonly regarded as the quintessential secularist, and he was initially. But the Saddam regime Islamized over its last 15 years, effectively creating a religious movement under Saddam's leadership, giving additional space and power to the non-governmental...
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • California Dem: Obama can just ignore Congress if they kill the Iran deal

    08/01/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At least according to one California congressman, all of this debate in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal is much ado about nothing. If Congress wants to approve it (or if they fail to override the President’s expected veto) that’s fine. But if they shoot it down there’s really no need to worry. Barack Obama can just ignore them. Kerry Picket reports at the Daily Caller. California Rep. Brad Sherman warns that even if Congress were to override Barack Obama’s veto of the Iran deal, the president could still get the deal he wants.Sherman, a Democrat who serves on...
  • RED ALERT: Congress Gives Obama Power to Keep You From TRAVELING

    This week, the Republican-led House passed a bill, the “PASSPORT REVOCATION ACT,” to give President Barack Obama the power to revoke or deny passports to individuals who his administration SUSPECTS may be affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. While the bill sounds sensible, in that preventing possible radicals from fleeing into the arms of the Islamic State group makes sense, it gives Obama the right to deprive Americans of their constitutional rights without a jury trial. The bill allows the government to effectively ROB you of your passport if it THINKS you are guilty, regardless of whether you are actually guilty....
  • Flag Just Raised In Washington Wasn’t American, And People Are FURIOUS

    07/20/2015 8:02:01 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    New ^ | July 20,2015 | Sean Brown
    As we witness the systematic destruction of America at the hands of Barack Obama, a flag was just raised in Washington that wasn’t American, and it’s safe to say there’s quite a few people who are unhappy about it.
  • Kim Jong-Un has farmer shot for not producing any lobsters at turtle farm [tr]

    07/07/2015 12:52:41 PM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/7/15 | Boyle
    Kim Jong-Un said the manager was a 'defeatist' and had him put to death He had been offering field guidance to managers at a terrapin farm The dictator was angered by their inability to breed any lobsters North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ruthlessly executed a 'defeatist' terrapin farm owner after reacting furiously to the farm on a tour in May. Following the embarrassing tour, Kim reportedly lashed out at the owner, promising 'grave consequences' for not producing any lobsters. According to Daily NK, the dictator was enraged by the farm not keeping the tanks clean and allowing several baby...
  • Nostalgia for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein flowers on social media

    03/31/2015 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 31, 2015 | BY HANNAH ALLAM - MCCLATCHY
    On a recent Saturday evening, Ahmed al-Shabibi relaxed at a hookah café in England with other Iraqi friends – both Shiite and Sunni Muslims – when the conversation turned to the ongoing battle to reclaim the city of Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists. A Sunni in the group lamented Iranian interference in the fight and boasted that such meddling never would’ve occurred under the former Sunni dictator, Saddam Hussein. Al-Shabibi said he and the others agreed because, “Saddam, as you know, had a very interesting idea of security.” Nostalgia for Saddam is hardly new, but it appears to be reaching...
  • Communism Left So Many Scarred Lives Behind

    12/27/2014 12:46:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/27/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The scars left on the soul and minds of so many surviving victims of communism are hard to heal On Christmas 1989, twenty-five years ago, the brutal communist dictatorship of Romania ended with the execution of the tyrant Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena in front of a firing squad at Tirgoviste, following a brief trial. His reign of terror lasted 24 years (1965-1989). The first communist despot, Gheorghe Georghiu-Dej (1945-1964) was so ruthless, the citizens felt like “hunted” animals during his regime. Almost forty-four years of brutal communism left a deep and festering wound that would be hard to...
  • EU looks to African dictators for migration solutions

    12/08/2014 12:43:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12/08/14 @ 09:29 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The EU is turning to African dictators to help counter a multitude of threats as it steps up efforts to tighten border controls and renew counterterrorism initiatives. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the commission’s top man on migration and home affairs, told reporters last week following a two-day marathon meeting of EU justice and home affairs meetings in Brussels that “we are confronted with increasing pressures at our external borders and inside the European Union”. Discussions included the issues surrounding the threat of foreign fighters returning to Europe after fighting for IS, getting the European parliament to sign off controversial data sharing agreements,...
  • MSNBC's Wagner: Obama No Dictator . . . Compared to Kim Jong Un

    12/04/2014 4:14:06 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations: Alex Wagner has demonstrated that Barack Obama is no kind of emperor or dictator . . . compared to Kim Jong Un, the brutal ruler of perhaps the world's worst regime, North Korea. Wagner was riffing off the news that Kim has banned North Korean parents from naming their children Jong Un and ordered those already bearing the name to change it. After describing other elements of Kim's cult of personality, Wagner concluded: "to all the detractors who compare our American president to an emperor and a dictator, this is what a...
  • EPA get out of my life. Ice/Water dispensers filters now low flow (Vanity rant)

    11/21/2014 11:44:26 AM PST · by UB355 · 31 replies
    Samsung parts ^ | 11/21/2014 | Me
    Low flow toilets, low flow hose nozzles now apparently low flow refrigerator water dispensers. I recently purchased the third replacement water filter for my Samsung refrigerator. Mine last about 9 months before water flow has been reduced. I put the new one in then dispensed water to flush it. The water flow was about the same as the old filter. I removed the new filter and discovered the hole in the end used to be ice pick sized was now large paperclip sized. Thanks EPA now it takes twice as long to fill a glass of water. I will curse...
  • Haiti's Brutal Former Dictator Jean-Claude-Duvalier Is Dead At 63

    10/04/2014 10:43:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/04/2014 | Evans Sanon
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said. Reynold George said the 63-year-old ex-leader died at his home. Duvalier, looking somewhat frail, made a surprise return to Haiti in 2011, allowing victims of his regime to pursue legal claims against him and prompting some old allies to rally around him. Neither side gained much support, and the once-feared dictator known as "Baby Doc" spent his late years in relative obscurity in...
  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Suffering From 'Gout Due to Hereditary Obesity'

    09/26/2014 5:48:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is said to be suffering from gout, a hereditary disease which he seems to have inherited from his father and grandfather. The ruling North Korean leader, who is believed to be his early 30s, has not been seen in public for more than three weeks. He also skipped the regular session at the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang on Thursday amid increasing speculation that he is severely ill.
  • Visiting Cuba Feels Like Going Back in Time (AFRO Reports)

    09/15/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 51 replies
    The Afro ^ | 9/11/14 | Pat Wheeler
    Yes, you can go to Cuba legally. Yes, you can have your passport stamped. And yes, it’s safe there. These were just a few of the questions I was bombarded with before and after I went to Cuba in July. Going to Cuba for Americans is probably the easiest it has been in years. Under the Clinton and Obama administrations, travel restrictions have been eased.
  • War as a Fact of Life

    09/03/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/2/2014 | Alan Caruba
    Younger generations can be forgiven if all they know of war is what they have learned in school or seen dramatized on film and television. For most Americans, the Civil War, the two World Wars, and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam are events that occurred “a long time ago.” For my generation, born just prior to or during World War Two, wars have been a constant element of our lives.
  • Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/07/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/2014 | COREY CHARLTON and TED THORNHILL
    President Barack Obama drew a diplomatic line at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of...
  • Karl Rove: Founding Fathers Did Not Envision 'King Barack I' (VIDEO)

    07/02/2014 11:46:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    News Max ^ | July 2 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    The framers of the Constitution did not envision "King Barack I" when they formed the separation of powers within the federal government, said Republican strategist Karl Rove. Lawmakers are debating whether President Barack Obama is attempting to shift the balance of power to an imperial presidency by threatening to use executive action in bypassing Congress to enact his policies. The framers of the Constitution "did not want a king. They didn't want King George III, and certainly didn't want King Barack I," Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday....
  • Saddam, the Good Old Days

    06/22/2014 5:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/14 | Alan Caruba
    I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but sometimes I miss Saddam Hussein.
  • We Were Warned

    06/21/2014 6:18:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies ^ | 6/20/2014 | Greg Halvorson
    In 2008, we were warned…. Barack Obama, late of a Black Liberation church, protege of Communist Frank Marshall Davis, buyer of real estate from a convicted felon, and community organizer from a political machine as corrupt and ruthless as any in the country, wasn’t going to be Madison’s alter ego. Beyond the gate of political correctness and white guilt, we expected a rough, if not fatal, four years—but no one – and I mean, NO ONE – called this. That it would be this bad, this unmoored, and that, despite a train of scandals, four would become EIGHT abject years,...
  • If abortion was a person it would the silver medal winner of this list...

    04/23/2014 10:11:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Actually, if your view of abortion was limited to America only post Roe v. Wade the title of this post would be all actuality it's probably king of the hill here.
  • Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers

    03/12/2014 4:39:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 77 replies
    AP ^ | 48 minutes ago | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor. Obama's attention to...
  • THANK YOU, PUTIN! : Bring Down the Syria Asshat Regime & Un-Castrate Cuba NOW!

    03/08/2014 10:36:07 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 16 replies
    vanity | 2014-03-08 | USOTOS
    Thank you, Vladimir Putin! It won't be apparent immediately, but Mr. Putin has done the United States a great favor. No longer is the United States under the strictures and tyranny of the United Nations and so-called international law. Mr. Putin has exposed the fact that any permanent member of the UN Security Council can unilaterally resolve its international disputes and grievances and block any UN interference with its veto. Russia's actions in Ukraine show the way to getting rid of nuisances like Asshat in Syria (and then any successor regime not in America's interests), the Castro brothers in Cuba...
  • Special Benefits for Tyrants in the UN

    02/25/2014 1:03:11 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | 02/25/2013 | Dymphna
    What if dictatorships judged the world on human rights? Special Benefits for Tyrants in the UN From the video: What do these four countries have in common? CHINA: China insists that Tibet must never break away from Chinese rule...and proves it's point with violence against it's own. CUBA: Life isn't easy for Cuba's political dissidents. Video illustrates this point. RUSSIA: Russia's new law means that all public demonstrations by sexual minorities are now illegal. SAUDI ARABIA: For now, Saudi Arabia remains the only country in the world that doesn't give women the right to drive. So...what do these four countries...
  • Presenting The #1 Financial Haven For Dictators & Criminals (It's not what most think)

    02/26/2014 2:45:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/26/2014 | Simon Black, Sovereign Man
    Pop quiz: When really nasty criminals and dictators want to hide their illicit gains, which country do they go to?I’ll make this easy for you - multiple choice:a) Switzerlandb) British Virgin Islandsc) Hong KongWith all the drama, history, and stigma surrounding Switzerland, most people would choose (A).Yet over the last few years, Switzerland has worked hard to shed this reputation, even going so far as to propose laws making it easier for them to freeze dictators’ funds.But in reality, the correct answer to the question is (D), none of the above. It’s the United States of America.Despite being at the...
  • Obama needs to do more, not less, on his own

    02/24/2014 4:17:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Republicans are unhappy that President Obama is invoking his executive powers to govern in the face of a do-nothing-in-2014 House of Representatives. To hear them talk, you would think our chief executive is modeling himself on the late Hugo Chavez and wants to seize dictatorial control. This, of course, is nonsense. In fact, Obama has in many ways been less aggressive in his use of executive authority than his predecessors. Take the matter of executive orders. According to the American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Obama issued 147 executive orders in his first term. This...
  • One More Freedom Fighter

    02/18/2014 9:19:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/14 | David Dunnington
    The world teeters on the precipice of entering either a lasting era of darkness, or an era of jubilant rebirth and renewal. If just one more voice is required to fuel the flames of freedom, which I believe is the path to the latter, I offer my voice for that cause. Just like so many of you across this once and still great nation, I am jaded by the lack of representation, despite an ever burdening sea of regulation and taxation, as well as a cultural assault which seeks to undermine our traditions and drive a wedge between every demographic...
  • Holder Confirms Obama Ready to Use Executive Order on Guns ‘in Absence of Meaningful Action’

    01/31/2014 7:42:59 AM PST · by rktman · 134 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/29/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Attorney General Eric Holder said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today that President Obama is open to using an executive action to push through gun-control and/or associated mental health measures that haven’t found approval in Congress. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), one of the top proponents of new gun-control measures in Congress, noted that Obama only made a “very brief” reference to gun violence in his State of the Union address. “But I hope, and I hope you will join me in the view that the president remains completely committed to ending gun violence in this country, adopting common sense...
  • Obama considers revoking trademark for Washington Redskins because some people said it was offensive

    01/21/2014 1:29:52 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama considers revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive It was recently reported that the Obama administration was considering revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive.This could set a horrible precedent.Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be...
  • North Korean leader fed uncle to starving dogs, report says

    01/03/2014 5:41:37 PM PST · by ETL · 65 replies ^ | January 03, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche
    The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle was more brutal than initially reported, according to a Beijing-controlled newspaper, which said the country's second-most-powerful figure was thrown into a cage filled with starving dogs and eaten alive. The Singaporean Straits Times cited a report from Wen Wei Po, a Beijing-control newspaper, that said Jang Song Thaek and five close associates were stripped and fed to 120 dogs that had not eaten for three days. The entire process, witnessed by 300 senior officials, lasted for about an hour, the report said. Fox News could not immediately verify the report.
  • Settled Science: The Biggest Risk Factor Leading to Premature Death Is…Government?

    12/29/2013 7:35:10 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | December 29, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Nope, the answer isn’t smoking. Or fatty food. Or 16 oz. sodas. And it’s not alcohol, driving too fast, or standing between politicians and a TV camera. Why is murder “chic” for some people? In the past 100 years or so, the biggest cause of premature death has been government. Back in 2011, while criticizing the Baltimore Symphony for using the Soviet hammer and sickle in a promotion, I linked to a website showing how many millions of people were murdered by the dictators who ruled the Soviet Union. You’ll find similar data in this video, as well as...