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  • With immigration action, Obama calls his opponents’ bluff

    11/24/2014 2:27:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | By E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama’s time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. We are also in a place we were bound to get to eventually. Obama’s decision to back away from our government’s policy of ripping apart the families of undocumented immigrants has called forth utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and progressives. It should now be clear that the two sides don’t see the facts, the law or history...
  • Sowell: Beware of Our Betters

    11/24/2014 1:36:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does. For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber's videotaped...
  • On "Payback"

    11/24/2014 12:25:41 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    Library of Law and Liberty ^ | 11/24/2014 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    Empowered by the elections of 2014, Republicans face the question common to all who have had revolutionary changes imposed on them: Are we to accept what was done to us so as not to further revolutionize our environment, hoping our restraint will lead our adversaries to restrain themselves whenever they return to power? Senator Harry Reid...who, as Minority Leader pioneered the filibuster of appellate judicial nominees...and then as Majority Leader abolished the rule that allows it, had this to say in the wake of the midterms: “This is not get-even time....” The question of retribution far transcends the rules of...
  • Obama Flips Blacks on Backs

    11/24/2014 9:13:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    How does the first black president reward blacks for voting for their hero? With an executive order: “Go to the back of the employment line. Get behind illegal immigrants, including carriers of tuberculosis and criminals at large. Blessed are the politically useful and illegal immigrants are more useful than African Americans.” Blacks voted for Obama in record numbers: 91% in 2008 and 87% in 2012. It was historic. Yet, last week via unconstitutional executive order, the president announced an immigration “reform” plan that will disproportionately hurt African Americans. Trayvon Martin could have been “my son,” Obama sighed in 2012 when...
  • Black Skin Privilege and Ferguson

    11/24/2014 7:27:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Horowitz and John Perazzo
    Black Skin Privilege and FergusonPosted By David Horowitz and John Perazzo On November 21, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 67 Comments To order Black Skin Privilege, click here.The nation awaits the verdict in Ferguson and prepares for the vindictive retribution of the lynch mob that has been tearing the city up for months, and thirsting for the blood of officer Darren Wilson not because he is guilty but because he is white. The chief encourager of the lynch mob is now the president of the United States, preceded by his former attorney general and his chief...
  • HOW THE GOP SHOULD REACT TO OBAMA EXEC ORDERS

    11/24/2014 6:50:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 40 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/24/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Take him to court. That’s what the Republicans in Congress should do about Barack Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigration. Some member of the House or Senate should file suit in federal court seeking an injunction on the grounds that the actions are a clear violation of the Constitution, which authorizes the Congress to establish a “uniform rule of naturalization.” The Constitution gives matters of immigration to the Congress – the people’s branch of government – and a president is violating the Constitution when he abrogates a congressional action on immigration. It’s really very simple. And it’s not about illegal...
  • Cosby's Last Act

    11/24/2014 6:24:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | Bill Kassel
    While certainly no Tea Party icon, Bill Cosby has been a highly vocal, highly visible exponent of parental responsibility, youthful rectitude, and all-around self control. What we’re hearing about him lately rather weakens his message, to say the least. And that’s very much to the point. Eliminating Bill Cosby as a dissident voice in the lefty atmosphere of Hollywood -- where it’s an article of Received Truth that the solutions to all social problems, and especially to the woes of black people, lie in government -- no doubt brings satisfaction to those who consider Cosby a right-wing pawn. But let’s...
  • Cool the World By Firing Fake Scientists

    11/24/2014 5:42:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    First you couldn’t use fossil fuels because they put carbon into the atmosphere. So no car or air conditioning for Africans.Then it was meat that was forbidden for being an emitter of greenhouse gases. So no protein for them either.And now…corn, wheat, soybeans and, presumably, breathing. I guess Africans will just have to die. “A new study published in the journal Nature shows that levels of Carbon dioxide will be on the rise in the Northern Hemisphere,” reports the publication Design and Trend, “due to summer heat and the tail-end of the growing season. This will release CO2 in parts...
  • The Jewish State's Newest Hero Wasn't Jewish

    11/24/2014 5:02:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    BY THE THOUSANDS they streamed to Yanuh-Jat, Israelis of every description making their way on Wednesday to the remote northern Galilee district, where a fallen hero was to be buried with full honors. Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, was there to pay his respects; so were the minister of internal security and the nation's top police commissioner. From around the country, hundreds of black-hatted haredi ("ultra-Orthodox") Jews came on chartered buses, disembarking to join throngs of Arabic-speaking Druze in traditional white turbans, police officers in dress blues, and so many other mourners that even the roofs of nearby homes were crowded...
  • Obamagration and our Disdainful President (He's not my president)

    11/24/2014 4:20:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Star Parker
    The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system. It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case. Republicans just won a decisive election, giving them control of both houses of congress, interpreted uniformly as a repudiation of the president and his agenda. To totally disregard...
  • The Campus Crusade for Cash

    11/24/2014 2:39:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: Campus Crusade for Christ now calls itself “Cru.” Due to his deep disdain for political correctness, the author refuses to refer to Campus Crusade by its new name.Dear Kaitlin: First of all, I would like to thank you for joining my Facebook fan page and for weighing in on my recent article “The Campus Crusade for Comfort.” It is understandable that you would wish to defend your organization, which I criticized rather bluntly in my article. However, your accusation that my article was “un-Christ-like” and was written in a spirit that undermines “Christian unity” requires a response. Since you...
  • America, You’ve Been Grubered!

    11/24/2014 3:28:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The most important effect of the revelations of the Administration’s flunkies’ history of cheesy lies about Obamacare is that liberals must now answer one threshold question before discussing the substance of any new socialist scheme: Why should we trust anything liberals say about anything? Grubergate is just one of the score of scandals, frauds, and failures that have destroyed any trust in this collection of creeps by anyone except the most leftist and the most stupid, two sets which, if graphed in a Venn diagram, would be represented by a single circle. IRS oppression. Executive amnesty. VA death lists. The...
  • Food Network's Hunger Games

    11/24/2014 2:53:20 AM PST · by Dad was my hero · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rosslyn Smith
    The Food Network is currently promoting a crusade to end childhood hunger in America. Had the Food Network not been relentless promoters of the Obamas, I could almost see this as an ironic comment on the utter lack of appeal of the food being produced in schools across America in the First Lady's name. But the Food Network is serious. In their holiday promotion their spokespeople cite the much-debunked statistic that one in five children in America goes hungry on a regular basis. . Something is truly out of whack here. If one in five American children are going hungry...
  • Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman

    11/24/2014 2:19:11 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-24-2014 | The Editors
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE NOVEMBER 24, 2014 4:00 AM Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman By The Editors One of the best advocates Republicans and conservatives have had on Capitol Hill for years has been Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, now the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. It’s unfortunate that there’s a chance he will not become chairman of the Budget Committee next year. Sessions might get bumped from the chairmanship by Senator Mike Enzi. The two entered the Senate the same year, 1997, but Enzi technically holds seniority over Sessions with regard to committees, having gotten the upper hand...
  • How to Rebuke a President (Censure-plus.)

    11/23/2014 4:45:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jay Cost
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness. Presidential censure is a rare occurrence. Most notably, in 1834, the Whig-controlled Senate censured President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, for...
  • Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    11/23/2014 4:12:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Whether it’s church liberals or political liberals, they have at least one thing in common—they often speak one way, but walk in the opposite direction. A prime example of that character trait comes from “Gruber-gate,” namely the recent scandal about remarks of Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare. Mr. Gruber has stated that the bill’s passage was contingent on exploiting the “stupidity” of the American voter. As with Mr. Gruber, most liberals—whether they’re from mainline denominations or liberal evangelical churches, or from the political sphere—believe that the average American is stupid. As they view their world through that prism,...
  • The American Spirit – An Attitude of Gratitude

    11/23/2014 3:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Randall De Soto
    From our nation’s inception, one of the defining characteristics of the American spirit has been an attitude of gratitude. Leaders throughout our country's history have encouraged and inculcated it.Just a brief moment of reflection cannot help but yield a level of humility that recognizes even what Americans are “owed” in the end is rooted in many gifts. How did we come by the talents, abilities and opportunities that have allowed us to accomplish our dreams, to provide for our families, to learn, live, grow up in a land that is free? It is all grace. Of course, the natural follow-on...
  • Missouri, the ‘Show Me’ (Leadership) State

    11/23/2014 2:58:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | D. W. Wilber
    Missouri’s state motto, the ‘Show Me State’ was on display recently during a news conference when Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was asked “where the buck stopped”, with regards to his activating the Missouri National Guard in response to the situation in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. To quote Governor Nixon in his response to the reporter’s question, “Uh, well uh, you know, uh, as I said, um, we need to, uh, well it’s, um, uh”. Actually his tortured and incoherent reply went on and on in the same vein for quite a bit longer, but it’s really not necessary...
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Obama’s Failed Approach to Corporate Inversions

    11/23/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I don’t know whether it’s because I’m a libertarian or because I’m an economist, but I get very frustrated by the issue of corporate inversions. It galls me to hear demagogic politicians like Obama make absurd statements about “unpatriotic” corporations that re-domicile overseas when the problem is entirely the result of bad policy that penalizes U.S.-domiciled firms trying to compete in global markets.1. The United States imposes the world’s highest corporate tax rate.2. The United States is one of the few countries to impose “worldwide tax” on domestic firms.3. The United States maintains very anti-competitive tax rules.So when politicians grouse...
  • UKIP Picks Up Second Seat Following Tory Defection, Two More Coming Up?

    11/23/2014 2:32:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The first one or two people doing something can hardly be called a trend. Yet, all trends start with a movement of One. UKIP gained a second seat in British parliament as a result of a special election following a Tory defection to UKIP. The first UKIP seat also came from a special election following a Tory defection. Two other Tories are allegedly considering switching parties to UKIP. Prime minister David Cameron's Tories are clearly under pressure.
  • Was Al Moher Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

    11/23/2014 2:08:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is one of the preeminent Christian leaders of our day. He is as clear-headed as he is courageous, always a source of truth and sanity in the midst of a deeply confused culture. Dr. Mohler has also played a significant role in addressing the issue of homosexuality and the church, demonstrating both humility and conviction, thereby helping to set an example for pastors and leaders trying to navigate their way through an emotional and spiritual minefield. How do we stand against gay activism in our society while at the same...
  • Nuns and Rabbis Showing the Way

    11/23/2014 1:35:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Everyone knows my first name. "When I'm walking down the street, people instantly know my relationship to them. And I know they're entrusted to me." A Catholic nun was talking with me about her gratitude for her calling in life. It's not every day, perhaps, that you see a nun walking down the street. Though if you were with me last week, it might have appeared the most natural thing in the world. The scene around me included Sister Antoniana navigating a cart with a slow cooker, a laptop and a large pot of tortellini soup from convent to convent,...
  • Obama's Immigration Order Dispels Fear(Barf)

    11/23/2014 1:24:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    If you're a foreigner in this country without authorization, you may be a hardworking, upright and taxpaying person, but you live in daily terror of making a fatal misstep. Overlooking a broken taillight, being a witness to a crime, getting hit by a car while crossing the street -- minor misfortunes that attract the attention of police can bring exile, family breakup and misery. Yoli Navas, a college student in Boston, came to the United States from Venezuela at the age of 6. She was one of the lucky "Dreamers" spared by President Barack Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Taking the Crony Out of Capitalism

    11/23/2014 11:54:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    “What too few in Washington appreciate — and what the new Republican Congress must if we hope to succeed — is that the American people’s current distrust of their public institutions is totally justified.” So wrote Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in The Federalist shortly after the big election earlier this month. “Americans are fed up with Washington, and they have every right to be.” You can say that again. When Democrats swept the 2006 mid-term elections to re-take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it was much more a repudiation of the pork-barreling, corrupt crony behavior of that Republican...
  • Clarice Feldman: Revenge of the Ditz Lord

    11/23/2014 11:14:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Having been clobbered in the midterms, the president put on his cockiest face and strut, and in a carefully orchestrated setting designed to make him look imperial poked a thumb in the eye of the newly-elected Congress by announcing that he would not deport the people he was already not deporting. The next day the House of Representatives sued him for overreaching on ObamaCare, but despite a lot of understandably outraged yammering, it is not likely to follow suit or at least succeed in similarly challenging on constitutional grounds his immigration executive order. True, at the heart of both of...
  • SNL Snubs Obama, Mocks Executive Order

    11/23/2014 10:58:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    PJTatler ^ | November 23, 2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    IJReview picked up on one of the funniest SNL sketches in recent (a.k.a. post-original cast) history. It was a Schoolhouse Rock! parody that aired last night, mocking Obama’s latest immigration-related executive order and complete disregard for the constitutional process: It starts out with the familiar boy climbing the steps of Capitol Hill and asking what kind of bill is on the Hill with him. The bill responds with a jingle that he is an “immigration bill” and that he hopes he can be passed into law someday. Cue the President shoving the bill down the stairs before inviting his buddy,...
  • Tuition Hikes at the University of Compensation

    11/23/2014 10:34:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was "apoplectic" at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports tuition increases as high as 28 percent over five years, which the board approved Thursday. Blum warned that private universities such as Yale and Stanford threaten to poach academic superstars. "In my investment business, if I underpaid my staff as much as the university is underpaid," said Blum, "I'd have nothing but empty desks." And: "You've got to get real about this stuff." California Gov. Jerry Brown was ready to take up the challenge. Brown's...
  • How to Rebuke a President

    11/23/2014 7:15:20 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 19 replies
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness.
  • Liberal Chick Sings: "Illegals Are Goin’ Off The Rails On A Death Train"

    11/23/2014 7:38:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Doug Giles
    My family and I just moved back to the Lone Star state so I didn't have time this weekend to write a column because of how chaotic things have been with the move. But, I did find some fresh – ripe – goofy lunacy via Liberal Chick that I'd like to share with you. Yep, Liberal Chick is back and this time she's singing, yes singing, a song about evil conservatives and Fox News forcing illegal aliens to "ride death trains to the US." Check it out for yourself…LIBERAL CHICK SINGS: "Illegals Are Going Off The Rails On A Death...
  • The Cure for What’s Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

    11/23/2014 7:00:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Robert Jeffress
    The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it’s not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Be anxious for nothing? That’s a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and you’ll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: “4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days,” “Ukraine Could...
  • Yankee Go Home

    11/23/2014 5:05:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    Sheepinwolfsclothing wrote: The republicrats mega world central bankster financiers are always the winners because there is only one party and whoever wins the election, the Rothschild world banking cartel has a win-win situation. It is like two sports teams with one owner, as Mayer Amschel Rothschild said in 1790, "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." They control all the countries central banks, except 3, including the I.M.F., World Bank, the Conservation Bank, etc., and thru these they control politicians, laws, governments, and so the world, thru extortion! –If They Can't...
  • A Magic Pen And An Empty Suit

    11/23/2014 4:52:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    <p>The one positive thing I can say about the president’s amnesty speech on Thursday is that I didn’t lose any respect for him afterwards. That is because me losing respect for Barack Obama is a mathematical impossibility at this point.</p>
  • Republicans Hand Obama an Immigration Political Triumph

    11/22/2014 2:05:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 90 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jonathan Chait
    There are no serious legal questions about the administration’s plan, which will temporarily legalize the status of some 4.3 million undocumented immigrants. Even lawyers for the conservative Federalist Society concede Obama’s legal reasoning. The serious questions revolve around political norms. And conservative critics have a point that Obama is stretching norms of political behavior by enacting effective changes in the law solely on his own. Immigration law, unlike other kinds of law, is explicitly designed by Congress to delegate authority to the president. "The Immigration and Nationality Act and other laws are chock-full of huge grants of statutory authority to...
  • Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

    11/22/2014 11:57:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Curt Levey
    As justification for the President's controversial executive order, his administration cites the Constitution's Take Care Clause. The problem for Obama is that this constitutional provision, instructing the President to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," gives him discretion about how to enforce the law, not discretion about whether to enforce the law. President Obama admitted as much earlier this year in an interview with Univision, explaining that "the reason that these deportations are taking place is, Congress said, ‘You have to enforce these laws.’ … And I cannot ignore those laws any more than I could ignore, you...
  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    11/22/2014 10:33:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/22/14 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way. Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama presidency. And he was building a new Democratic coalition for a new age, with greater turnout from young and minority voters. Today, those ambitions are in tatters. Obama's once-vaunted team wound up doing little more than electing him twice. Without Obama on the ticket, Republicans not only soared in 2010 congressional elections, but scored victories broad and...
  • Undocumented

    11/22/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    If I understood the President correctly the 4.4 million immigrants who just got their “get out of jail card” are no longer considered illegal. They are simply called the UNDOCUMENTED. The President, as usual, referenced a young woman who had been in the US illegally, I mean UNDOCUMENTED, since she was 4 years old. Apparently Mom and Dad were also illegal - oops - UNDOCUMENTED. She is now a college student working on her 3rd degree. A very admirable story. She beat the system and now can come out of the shadows. She will not be able to vote, for now, nor...
  • Post-Obamacare Reform That Works for Workers and Employers

    11/22/2014 8:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Graham
    Judging by the midterm election results, the American public hasn’t forgotten President Obama’s broken promise that “if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan.” The good news for healthcare is that the fallout has disrupted the political status quo so much that a partially patient-centered healthcare reform may be possible soon after the president leaves office. Even partial reform could bring welcomed relief to millions who lost their health plans. In a study released in October, Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski of The Heritage Foundation calculate that 3.8 million people lost benefits from their jobs...
  • Ferguson—Michael Brown Got Justice

    11/22/2014 7:53:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Nantz
    Ferguson, Missouri is a litmus test. If you think Michael Brown, who happens to be black, was a victim of police brutality, you’re probably a racist. If you think the Grand Jury should indict officer Darren Wilson, who happens to be white, you’re most likely a racist and/or a Bolsheviki dupe. We all know the salient facts of the Ferguson shooting incident. Michael Brown, entered a convenience store, after taking a few hits from his favorite blend of herb, and perpetrated a strong arm robbery. The 6’4”and nearly 300 pound Brown shoved and menaced a diminutive store owner to complete...
  • A Backdoor Tax on the Internet

    11/22/2014 7:27:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    Ready to pay more for Internet access? Me neither. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we can expect under the “net neutrality” rules being pushed by President Obama. “Net neutrality” may sound harmless, but there would be nothing neutral about this change. Currently, broadband providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are treated differently than traditional telephone companies and electric utilities. They aren’t subject to “common-carrier” rules that prohibit them from varying rates and services. In short, they can offer -- and charge -- what they want. That’s good for consumers, because it means that in order to compete, they’re always trying...
  • In Defense of Russell Brand (Sort Of)

    11/22/2014 7:13:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    <p>British vaudeville comedian Russell Brand needs better staff. He’s touring the U.S. promoting his book “Revolution” while impishly equating Che Guevara with Jesus Christ and Gandhi. The look on Brand’s face as he looked around the stage and crowd while detonating these devilish observations on Jimmy Fallon was pitiful—in the most genuine sense of the word. Brand deserves pity for imagining this was a bomb-throwingly clever way to shake-up the U.S. “establishment.”</p>
  • Norquist Rallies Conservatives, Libertarians to Oppose Online Gambling Ban

    11/22/2014 7:01:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Neil McCabe
    Conservative advocates, including Grover Norquist and Lawson Bader, joined the fight to stop Congress from banning internet gambling, through H.R. 4301 and S. 2159, companion bills both titled “Restore America's Wire Act” with a blistering coalition letter. “The real intention of this bill is to remove the states' 10th Amendment authority to regulate online gambling as states see fit within their own borders,” the letter said. “We hope you will not allow RAWA to become yet another instance where the federal government expands its encroachment into the states’ purview,” the letter said. “State governments are more than capable of making...
  • From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator

    11/22/2014 5:35:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well he loves himself.And his executive action on illegal immigration is his last, full measure of devotion to his love. I just didn’t expect him to love himself so openly, so publicly, so disgustingly.Barack Obama, anxious, as he always has been, to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln, needed a hostile Congress as a foil to create a crisis to issue an order where he and he alone would be the only actor on stage…so that his admirers would compare him to Lincoln.It’s part of what Lee Harris in Civilization and It’s Enemies called a fantasy ideology. That is “political and...
  • What Should The GOP Do About Obamacare?

    11/22/2014 5:15:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    It should come as no surprise to Townhall readers that the new Republican congress has no plan to deal intelligently with Obamacare. That’s unfortunate. The worst thing that can happen over the next two years is for president Obama to appear to take the high road – insuring the uninsured and fighting the mean insurance companies – while Republicans rail about the small and trivial parts of health reform. And the worst thing that can happen is the very thing that is about to happen. So here is some unsolicited advice.To begin with, Republicans in Congress have created their own...
  • Obama to Congress: It’s My Way or My Way

    11/22/2014 4:24:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-22-2014 | Jonah Goldberg - Commentary
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE NOVEMBER 22, 2014 4:00 AM Obama to Congress: It’s My Way or My Way Congress’ placating the president on immigration would establish a precedent for lawless executive action. By Jonah Goldberg Dear Reader (including those of you in the shadows), Like a cannibal in a coma ward, I have no idea where to begin. It is always remarkable to me — which is why I am remarking upon it — how the only way this president can be rescued from a bad news cycle is if an even worse one comes along. This is a source of...
  • The end of the line

    11/22/2014 1:24:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    economist.com ^ | Nov 22nd 2014 | economist
    MALINA, a trendy restaurant in a city south of Moscow, was empty on a recent Thursday evening. “A crisis,” the manager explained nervously. Some meat and fish dishes were missing. “Sanctions,” he added with a sigh. The signs of a country in the economic doldrums are visible in Moscow, too. Tour operators are going out of business; shops and small businesses are up for sale; LED displays outside bureaux de change send spirits sinking. Russia’s economy is teetering on the verge of recession. The central bank says it expects the next two years to bring no growth. Inflation is on...
  • Cartoons on Obama Amnesty / Immigration Policy (links only)

    11/21/2014 8:43:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November, 2014 | Various
    Links only because of copyright: A. F. Branco (1)A. F. Branco (2) Steve Breen Bob Gorrell (1) Bob Gorrell (2) Michael Ramirez (1) Michael Ramirez (2) Michael Ramirez (3) Gary Varvel (1) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (2) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (3) (click image to enlarge) Gary Varvel (4) (click image to enlarge) Both Breen and Ramirez are two-time Pulitzer Prize winners.
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • My Holiday Wishes for Obama (What an excellent list)

    11/21/2014 5:08:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's almost Thanksgiving and the Christmas season is upon us. Many of us are already shopping for holiday gifts. So that inspired me to think up a holiday gift list that I hope and pray Obama receives for Christmas! Here are 15 perfect holiday gifts for Obama. *Obama's Secret Service disarmed- since he doesn't think rest of us need guns for protection. *Remove the fence around the White House- since Obama doesn't think we need a fence at our Southern border. *A Christmas dinner at White House prepared and served by illegal immigrants who just arrived from the Ebola Zone-...
  • Yes... Ezra Klein is Still an Idiot

    11/21/2014 4:50:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    Ezra Klein has a new raison d'ętre. He wants to get the politics out of everything. Yes, the guy who set up a website to coordinate the attacks on Sarah Palin in 2008; the guy who used his blog on the Washington Post to argue many false arguments on behalf of Obama, including all the stuff he got wrong on Obamacare; the guy who cemented the Post’s place as the largely irrelevant, largely laughable post-internet dinosaur and press office for Democrat policies, says that everything has become politicized. And he deplores it. He quotes a report from Stanford:"Partisans discriminate against...