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  • You picked a fine time to lead us Barack

    02/27/2012 4:07:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jonathan McWhite
    Two marines have it down, alright: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W57aBMYKvU
  • Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

    02/27/2012 3:43:32 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    As we predicted, Big Labor has launched a legal attack aimed at destroying Indiana's newly-enacted Right to Work law -- an attack that is in fact a dagger directed against virtually every state Right to Work law. Anticipating this development, earlier this month your Foundation launched a special legal task force aimed at protecting Indiana's popular Right to Work law and determined that it is on sound legal ground. Foundation attorneys have successfully defended state Right to Work laws in the past and are confident of prevailing again -- but the Big Labor bosses are desperate to keep their forced-dues...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-27-12

    02/27/2012 2:48:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 34 replies · 1+ views
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-27-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pettiness and Mud (Thomas Sowell)

    02/27/2012 2:36:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 28, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The only good news for the Republicans coming out of the seemingly endless presidential candidate "debates" is that some Republican leaders are now belatedly thinking about how they can avoid a repetition of this debacle in future elections. What could they possibly have been thinking about, in the first place, when they agreed to a format based on short sound bites for dealing with major complex issues, and with media journalists — 90 percent of them Democrats — picking the topics? The conduct of the candidates made things worse. In a world with a record-breaking national debt and Iran...
  • Santorum blames 2008 mortgage crisis on $4-per-gallon gas

    02/27/2012 2:32:03 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 02/27/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rick Santorum on Monday blamed the housing crisis on high gas prices. During a campaign appearance in Michigan, Santorum said the housing bubble burst in 2008 because people could no longer afford to pay their mortgages because of high gas prices. "We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices," Santorum said in Michigan according to Buzzfeed. "The bubble burst in housing because people couldn’t pay their mortgages because of $4 a gallon gasoline."
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, February-27-2012

    02/27/2012 2:31:23 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Unmapped: Update on New York Redistricting

    02/27/2012 2:26:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 26, 2012 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Each state must redraw its political maps to reflect the 2010 census, and New York is among the last to comply. The delay makes it harder for challengers to start campaigns. The state’s Congressional primary will be on June 26; its legislative primary will be on Sept. 11. SO FAR Legislative districts have been proposed by lawmakers, but not approved, and have been criticized as gerrymandered to protect incumbents. No Congressional districts have been proposed. THE LATEST A group of elected officials seeking the creation of a Latino Congressional district centered in Upper Manhattan marched from the Inwood neighborhood to...
  • My Muslim President Obama (02.25.09)

    02/27/2012 2:05:40 PM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | Febrfuary 25, 2012 | Asma Gull Hasan
    I know President Obama is not Muslim, but I am tempted nevertheless to think that he is, as are most Muslims I know. In a very unscientific oral poll, ranging from family members to Muslim acquaintances, many of us feel, just as African-Americans did for the non-black but culturally leaning African-American President Bill Clinton, that we have our first American Muslim president in Barack Hussein Obama. I know it's odd to say this. At first, I thought I was the only Muslim engaging in this folly, and I am reluctant to express it lest right-wing zealots try to use "Muslim"...
  • Desperate to Distract from Obama, Liberals Claim I'm Destroying the Republican Party

    02/27/2012 1:37:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There was a movie last night that I thought was gonna win that didn't. I know it wasn't eligible because it didn't start until this year. Wag the Contraceptive. Like Wag the Dog. A movie about a fake war. It was on television, Wag the Contraceptive, and better than anything that was on the roster of possible best movies last night. Wag the Contraceptive. It just continues. It continues and now, ladies and gentlemen, your host, I, the adorable, the lovable, the harmless, lovable little fuzzball, it's right here in the sound bites. I'm overwhelmed, by the...
  • Study: Over 20 debates, Paul attacked Romney’s rivals 39 times — but never once attacked Romney

    02/27/2012 1:30:59 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Caveat: The study comes from Think Progress. But in case you’re inclined to doubt it because of its provenance, note that The Corner’s Patrick Brennan also reviewed transcripts from the last seven debates dating back to January 7 and found just one instance of Paul criticizing Romney — and that criticism was brief and mild. Out: Conspiracy theories advanced by Ron Paul. In: Conspiracy theories involving Ron Paul. While Paul has freely attacked Romney’s top rivals, he has never once attacked Romney… Paul has gone beyond merely refraining from attacks. He has actively defended Romney on some of his biggest...
  • Chris Christie: I’d consider it if Romney asked me to be his VP (Singing a different tune, huh?)

    02/27/2012 1:13:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Chris Christie has resisted every temptation to run for president, but he’s no longer sure he’d be able to resist the temptation to join the GOP ticket as the vice presidential nominee. If Mitt Romney asked, he just might say yes, he said yesterday. Christian Heinze of the website GOP12 notes that Christie, the popular sharp-tongued Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president, is now singing a different tune when asked about being on the GOP ticket in 2012.“If Gov. Romney were to come and talk to me about it, I would listen because I love my party enough...
  • Loyal Romney Voters Bashful About Support

    02/27/2012 1:12:19 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    ABC4News ^ | Brian Carlson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - It's an important night, Monday, for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Tuesday the GOP primaries are being held in Michigan, and Arizona. Romney needs votes from his biggest supporters. But one group doesn't want other people to know they're voting for Mitt.
  • Poll: Most voters believe healthcare mandate is unconstitutional

    02/27/2012 1:10:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
    Nearly two years after President Obama signed his landmark healthcare package into law, three-quarters of registered voters believe the law’s requirement that every American carry health insurance is unconstitutional, according to a new survey. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken earlier this month and released Monday found that a majority of voters -- those surveyed in battleground states and nationwide generally -- agreed in their dislike of the Affordable Care Act. Voters in battleground states are more likely to want it repealed, the poll showed. Fifty-three percent of voters polled in battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada,...
  • Trashing Tricare [Obama to cut healthcare for troops]

    02/27/2012 1:05:40 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges. The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention. The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the...
  • Gay Marine’s homecoming kiss goes viral

    02/27/2012 10:23:44 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies · 9+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    "Five months after the military's ban on openly gay service expired, a photo of a young gay Marine's homecoming kiss has gone viral".
  • Harry Reid eulogizes former Nevada lawmaker Bill Raggio in Senate

    02/27/2012 1:01:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Karoun Demirjian
    It isn’t uncommon for Sen. Harry Reid reopen the Senate after a congressional recess by admonishing his fellow Senators — especially the Republicans — to drop partisan pretense. But Monday, Reid let Bill Raggio, Nevada’s longest-serving statesman who died last Thursday, do the talking. “He was a Republican who believed government should be lean but not mean. Here’s what he said recently: ‘I think the present leadership of the Republican party is a little too radical and has been taken over by what I think is a radical element,’” Reid said on the Senate floor midday Monday. “That’s a direct...
  • The Santorum Predicament: A Sign of the Times (Everything you've said can be used against you)

    02/27/2012 1:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2012 | By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan had it just right - someone had better read Rick Santorum his Miranda rights. In the big leagues of national politics, she warns, "Everything you've said can and will be used against you." Keep in mind that Rick Santorum has said a great deal, and is still talking. In a world accustomed to bland politicians, Santorum breaks the mold. He admires conviction politicians, and he aims to be one. He speaks his mind, and then keeps on talking. On crucial issues of a moral nature, Santorum not only states his position, he explains it in...
  • Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth (WH Uses Espionage Act Against Whistle-Blowers)

    02/27/2012 12:52:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2012 | David Carr
    Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria. Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers...
  • Keep Shell Out Of The Arctic! (latest polar bear extinction hysterics big lie)

    02/27/2012 12:40:07 PM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Dear BP couldn’t clean up an oil spill in the Gulf. How in the world will Shell do it in the Arctic? The Obama Administration has given Shell tentative approval to explore for oil in Alaska’s Polar Bear Seas. Tell Secretary Salazar to deny Shell the final permits it needs to begin drilling this summer! The Obama Administration is now paving the way for Shell to begin drilling this summer in both of our nation’s “Polar Bear Seas.” We must not let Shell roll the dice with America’s Arctic, where a blowout and spill could devastate populations of polar bears,...
  • Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, sees impossible task in Afghanistan

    02/27/2012 12:38:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 27, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    NASHVILLE – Newt Gingrich went on the offensive against Rick Santorum during a campaign swing through Tennessee Monday, calling him a “big Labor Republican” and predicting his surging opponent’s fortunes will quickly change amid a chaotic race that could remain competitive all the way to the Republican National Convention in August. Gingrich, who has said he must do well in the Southern states to win the GOP nomination, also predicted he would win the Alabama and Mississippi primaries next month. Turning to the escalating violence in Afghanistan, the former Georgia congressman said the United States is facing an impossible task...