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  • Wendy Davis’ snobby campaign pities single moms and trailer park folks

    01/22/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 22, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives. I’m so old, I remember when feminists believed women didn’t need a man to be happy or to raise a family, and liberals argued that the American Dream was not restricted to tony subdivisions of McMansions. And then we have the Wendy Davis campaign, which has captured the heart of progressive America by supporting unfettered access to late-term abortions. But along that road to ending viable life, the Wendy Davis campaign picked up on a campaign theme that treats single moms as hopelessly failed. Davis said...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • Barbara Bush reveals close friendship: ‘I love Bill Clinton’

    01/20/2014 2:39:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Sarah Palin is known to say that America is governed by a “permanent political class,” and recent comments by former first lady Barbara Bush about how she views former President Bill Clinton lends credence to that point of view. Before Bush’s recent health issues, she sat down for an interview with C-SPAN, part of a series of profiles on America’s first ladies, Investor’s Business Daily reported. In a candid conversation, Mrs. Bush reveals the bond of friendship that has formed between former President George H.W. Bush, herself and Clinton, whom she said visits “every summer.” While noting that they do...
  • Michelle Obama's 50th: 'Such a fun, fun party' (Parties past 3 a.m. w/ Beyoncé, McCartney, etc.)

    01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | Sunday, Janaury 19, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday. President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha joined family friends, elected officials, entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala, which kicked off Saturday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday morning, the sources said. The event was closed to the press, and the White House did not release a guest list or any other details. But two guests spoke to the Tribune on condition of anonymity, describing a...
  • Happy Birthday MO! There's NO way to thank you for all you’ve done!

    01/19/2014 8:32:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday card from AARP: Best wishes and sincere thanks for all you’ve done for us! You’ve probably noticed: the photo embargo, backed by the full faith, credit and retaliatory power of the U.S. government, was in full force for Lady M’s big, historic, Fab Fifty bash last night. So it’s unlikely that you will see much of the actual party that you paid for. The photo-Gestapo gendarmes were out in full force. As of this morning they had confiscated “detained” over 350 cameras and smartphones that will be scanned for data by the NSA before and if they are...
  • DOE Plugs Energy Rating for Homes, Similar to MPG Rating for Cars

    01/13/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | January 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes. DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The software is part of the government's effort to reduce the nation's energy consumption; but it's also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds...
  • Let's pluck 'Duck Dynasty' and sweep away trailer-trash TV

    12/22/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | Paul Whitefield
    Having grown up living in a trailer -- but having never, ever watched “Duck Dynasty” -- I feel uniquely qualified to say this: Enough with the trailer-trash TV shows. I don’t really care which side of the septic tank you stand on regarding the stuff that “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson spouted. Like a mountain lion stalking a deer (an example the show’s fans might like), he was just doing what came natural when he mouthed off about gays, blacks, God and the little woman. It’s not his fault. It’s America’s. We -- well, fine, not all “we’s” but enough...
  • NEW YORK'S CULTURAL ELITE BLINDSIDED BY OBAMACARE

    12/17/2013 7:10:39 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    If there is at least one benefit of ObamaCare it is watching those who supported nationalizing the purchase of mandated health insurance get their comeuppance. The New York Times reports that "many in New York’s professional and cultural elite" who supported Obama and ObamaCare, and carved themselves out a sweet little health insurance pool "to avoid the sky-high rates in New York’s individual insurance market," are now out in the cold with the rest of us...
  • Terry McAuliffe establishes Democrats as party of the elites

    11/06/2013 4:54:14 AM PST · by don-o · 89 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    McLEAN, Va. -- Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia's governor race, outraising Cuccinelli nearly two-to-one and dominating in the richest part of the state. What’s going on here? First, upper-middle class, white suburbs have marched steadily toward the Democrats for several decades. Montgomery County, Md., and Arlington, Va., switched sides. So did the wealthy New York suburbs in Westchester County, N.Y., and Fairfield County, Conn. Philadelphia’s “collar counties," once Republican bastions, are now Democratic bellwethers. Why are the white-collar suburbs moving to the Dems? “I think it’s the social issues,” Bill DuBose tells me at Greenberry's coffee...
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • Obama's Golf Course Has Been Spared from the Shutdown

    10/06/2013 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    One of Obama's preferred golf courses, the course on Andrews Airforce Base remains open during the government shutdown. The grocery stores on the base, where troops get discounted groceries for their families are, however, closed. They will shop "at local stores that cost about 30 percent more, Lieutenant General Raymond Mason, the service’s deputy chief of staff for logistics, said yesterday at a House hearing."
  • World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

    10/02/2013 11:47:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 64 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | September 30th, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning. According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet. The goal is...
  • Stop Picking on the D.C. Elite! This Town is No Worse Than Your Town (Must read)

    09/15/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 14, 2013 | Nicholas Lemann
    've been having an argument with a friend of mine, a veteran Washington journalist, about whether it can really be true that where I live (an apartment building on the Upper West Side of New York, all of whose residents are Columbia faculty members), people arenÂ’t talking about This Town. My friend thinks IÂ’m playing the country bumpkin, but I swear it! This Town has a powerful infinity-of-mirrors quality: itÂ’s proudly, defiantly obsessed with a particular Washington subculture, which it persuasively portrays as being self-obsessed, and the subculture obsesses over This Town right back, because the book plays into the...
  • The Ruling Elite Settles In

    09/06/2013 1:13:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    It has been said a number of times in recent years that the U.S. is undergoing a period of flux, a state of rapid churning on the political-social level with any number contradictory trends appearing and vanishing while few permanent changes are evident. After 2013, this may no longer be the case. Events of this past summer indicate that a new political paradigm is settling in -- one in no way friendly toward American life as we now understand it. This new system was outlined by Dr. Angelo Codevilla in his 2010 book, The Ruling Class. Codevilla saw clear signs...
  • Bill Clinton foundation reportedly racks up $50M in travel costs

    08/20/2013 7:58:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 20, 2013
    Bill Clinton's foundation reportedly has racked up more than $50 million in travel costs over the past decade, in the latest detail to emerge about the high-flying former president's operation. The New York Post reports that, based on internal tax documents covering the period since 2003, the foundation logged a $4.2 million travel bill in 2011 alone (together, all the foundations Clinton runs spent $12.1 million on travel that year).
  • The Labour elite's secret problem -- they can't stand the working class (Liberals same everywhere)

    08/17/2013 8:13:18 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    How long does it take for the penny to drop? It is amazing how slow voters have been to see that the two major parties have been stolen from them, and are now their enemies. I spend a lot of time here pointing out that the Tory Party is a now a nest of anti-British, anti-family liberals. But Labour is just as bad. The Labour Party of 1945 was pretty Left-wing. But it was patriotic, Christian and genuinely working-class. It hated cheats and it loathed crime. Several members of the Labour Cabinet of 1948 voted to keep the death penalty....
  • Science Confirms That BMW And Prius Drivers Are The Worst

    08/14/2013 12:27:43 PM PDT · by posterchild · 89 replies
    jalopnik ^ | Wed Aug 13, 2013 | Patrick George
    We have long ragged on BMW drivers for their terrible parking skills and general assholery, and Toyota Prius drivers for their holier-than-thou smugness. Now, it has been confirmed — through the miraculous power of science — that their owners are, in fact, terrible and inconsiderate motorists. Our old pal Benjamin Preston reports in the New York Times on a study done by the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California Berkeley which links poor driving habits and wealth. Basically, rich people are more likely to be jerks behind the wheel. The researchers examined how motorists in...
  • Jackson Lee Tweets Praise That Staffers Free From Health Care Exchange Requirement

    08/08/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Jackson Lee Tweets Praise That Staffers Free From Health Care Exchange Requirement August 8, 2013 - 1:15 PM By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted her approval Wednesday for the Obama administration’s decision that members of Congress will not have to join health care exchanges and their health care coverage will be subsidized by American taxpayers. “It’s official: Members of Congress and congressional staff will keep their health subsidies under Obamacare!” Jackson Lee tweeted on her official Twitter account. Jackson tweeted next: “And some staffers will not have to join the health exchanges at all.” The...
  • Two Sets of Rules For Obamacare – The Ruling Class vs. the Serfs

    08/05/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    It’s official, the United States has a Ruling Class and it is no longer being hidden or denied.  Obama and the Congress have just decided that they don’t want to play by the same rules as the rest of us. Big surprise that the Office of Personnel Management, under pressure from Capitol Hill and Obama, has said that they will issue a ruling that states government can keep making contributions to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides.  In other words, “we” the “serfs” will be paying for Congress and their staff to keep their “Cadillac...
  • Congress Exempt from Obamacare in Last-Minute Deal

    08/05/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5 Aug 13 | CBN
    Senators, representatives, and their top aides will be able to stay under the current subsidized health care system. That means they will continue to get a taxpayer-funded contribution to help pay for their health care premiums. A last-minute deal worked out before Congress went on their five-week summer vacation gets lawmakers out of the original language of Obamacare, which said members and their aides had to use its health care plans. Republicans like Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana slammed the move, calling it a "behind-closed-doors deal, announced right after Congress is safely away from the crime scene." "This is exactly...
  • Public School Advocate Matt Damon Enrolls Kids in Private School

    08/05/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/13 | John Nolte
    In an interview with the Guardian published Saturday, Damon revealed that he had just moved to Los Angeles from New York, but that he didn't "have a choice" when it came to putting his four daughters into private schools. The multi-millionaire did say that it was "a major moral dilemma" and then made the bizarre excuse that the public schools aren't "progressive" enough. This would probably mark the first time anyone has ever complained that America's public schools, especially in Los Angeles, aren't left-wing enough.
  • McCain: 'Foolish' to write off Rubio as 2016 contender

    07/23/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it would be "foolish" to write of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential chances, despite the hit absorbed by the Florida lawmaker from conservatives upset with his championing of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Rubio and McCain served as two of the primary GOP negotiators in the Senate's "Gang of Eight," which crafted the upper chamber's bipartisan reform bill. “I think it’s just foolish,” McCain told The Arizona Republic in an interview Friday. “I’m not endorsing anyone, but I can tell you Marco Rubio is an articulate spokesperson for what conservatives believe in, in principle. And...
  • Gabby Giffords Fires Gun for First Time Since Being Shot

    07/03/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/2/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) fired a gun Monday for the first time since she was shot in January 2011. As odd as it might seem, she did this as she and her husband Mark Kelly set off on their "Rights and Responsibilities" bus tour pushing for stricter gun control laws.
  • The End of the Ivy League As We Know It?

    06/07/2013 5:50:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Simone Baribeau
    Want to invest in your education like financial guru John Thiel, head of wealth management at Merrill Lynch? Then go to a public university. "I'm a state school guy," the Florida State University graduate told his alumni newsletter. "I didn't go to the Ivy League; I didn't go to Stanford or UCLA. I'm a CPA who went to a state school, and I run the largest wealth management firm in the world." Thiel gambled that he'd get back more bang for his buck at a public school than at a private one. By any measure, his bet paid off. And...
  • Sarah Palin: Small towns is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weekly

    05/30/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 17 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Thursday May 30, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Small town America is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weekly’s Ellis Conklin and the lamestream media. Todd and I are on our way to congratulate the graduating class in Republic, Washington, this Saturday and I’m honored and touched by their ingenuity, tenacity, and invitation to speak to these young Americans about to begin their futures. Small town America is our heart; it may not be the Ivy Leagues or what Ellis and the media deem acceptable, but these students and this town represent what is good and right about America and the small towns...
  • Beyond Royalty… Even the Queen Holds Her Own Umbrella

    05/17/2013 9:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
  • Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 2:23:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.According to the Politico, in super secret “high-level, confidential talks”, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.They want to rush it through, probably sneaking it through on some other legislation that no one cares about, and get it all done before anyone can say anything about it.If the Republican Party leadership in Congress goes along with this ride, there will need to be a new...
  • Hillary Was Right: Obama’s Inexperience Sank Gun Deal

    04/20/2013 5:24:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 19, 2013 | Stuart Stevens
    She told us so? The debacle on background checks fully exposed the president’s flawed leadership, which his Democratic rival warned voters about back in 2008. If you ever need a refresher course in just how disconnected Barack Obama is from America’s mainstream culture of guns, consider this scathing indictment: “You know, Americans who believe in the Second Amendment believe it’s a matter of constitutional right ... I disagree with Senator Obama’s assertion that people in this country ‘cling to guns’ ... People of all walks of life hunt—and they enjoy doing so because it’s an important part of their life,...
  • First Couple hosts celeb-filled concert amid sequestration

    04/03/2013 7:24:40 AM PDT · by illiac · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/13 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will host a star-studded roster of music legends April 9 for another glitzy installment in the “In Performance at the White House” concert series, according to a White House press released issued Tuesday. The concert comes as the White House is emphasizing cuts caused by sequestration and criticizing reporters for not paying enough attention to the hardship caused by the mandatory slowdown in the rate of spending increases. Though the White House notably canceled all visitor tours in March, ostensibly due to sequestration, the First Couple’s series of White House concerts — billed...
  • Obama jet-setting: Public display of bad taste: First family's 'extremely lavish' vacations

    03/27/2013 11:09:52 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 54 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 3-28-2013 | Jane Chastain
    Have they no shame! Another month, another lavish vacation for the Obama clan. No, I don’t begrudge the first family a little down time, but considering our current economic situation, their choice of venues is just plain tacky. Ads by Google Online CMBA from FIU $10,000 scholarships available. AACSB accredited. 100% Online. cmba.fiu.edu Say No to Obama's Amnesty Don't let Barack Obama give amnesty to illegals. Sign petition! Townhall.com/No-Amnesty Obama won the 2008 election, not because he was the most qualified, but because the populous largely believed he cared about them. It was the same in 2012. Despite a dismal...
  • Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings

    01/31/2013 9:35:54 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 128 replies
    http://www.worldviewweekend.com/ ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Synder
    Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you. Most of us tend to think of money as a convenient way to conduct transactions, but the truth is that it also represents power and control. And today we live in a neo-fuedalist system in which the super rich pull all the strings. When I am talking about the ultra-wealthy, I am not just talking about people that have a few million dollars. As you will see...
  • Of course: Feinstein’s assault weapons ban exempts government officials

    01/26/2013 7:27:36 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Hey, they’ve gotta have someone who can sell high-powered firearms to Mexican drug cartels, amirite? You’ve heard about the 158 weapons you’ll no longer be able to use. But what about the exemptions? "Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt." “Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.
  • Bill Gates and Eugenics: The world needs fewer people

    12/29/2012 3:18:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 94 replies
    Gates: Software billionaire Bill Gates, who previously has advocated the reduction of the human population through the use of vaccines, and his wife Melinda marked the 100th year since the First International Eugenics Congress in London with a “family planning” summit with abortionists and the United Nations. The July 11 event, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development, included organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes International and the U.N. Populations Fund, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Critics pointed out the summit was held 100 years after the July 1912 eugenics conference led by...
  • Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School

    12/23/2012 7:21:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/23/12 | Daniel Halper
    The Blog Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School 4:58 PM, Dec 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C. "You proposed armed guards in school. We'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Fox News Has Divided America In a Way Not Seen Since the Civil War

    12/08/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Fox News Has Divided America In a Way Not Seen Since the Civil War By Noel Sheppard Created 12/08/2012 - 11:13am Robert F. Kennedy Jr said of Fox News Friday, "It's divided our country in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War." This occurred during an online video interview with the Huffington Post (video follows with transcript and commentary): ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR: There’s two things happening. One is the influence of big money in politics, and the other is the right-wing control of the American media, particularly starting with Fox...
  • MSNBC: Nobody Needs Your Hurricane Donations Mitt Romney

    10/31/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 176 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/31/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Mitt Romney turned a previously scheduled campaign event in Ohio into a hurricane relief event. Romney asked supporters to bring canned goods and other supplies to help storm victims recover on the East Coast. He only spoke for ten minutes at the event and quickly jumped in to help load supplies. His campaign bus has been accepting hurricane relief donations since Monday in Northern Virginia. Sounds like a great idea right? Not according to MSNBC. Reporters and anchors at the far-left TV outlet were appalled at Romney's efforts to give back to the community, after all, his charity and...
  • The Real Enemy

    10/01/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    The list of flacks for leftism is drearily familiar: academia, public school systems, the entertainment industry, professional organizations, nonprofit foundations of vast wealth, the bureaucracies dependent upon social grievance and mind-numbing regulations (which includes not only federal and state bureaucrats, but "experts" in private industry who would have spent their careers mastering the arcane arts of regulatory compliance), and, of course, the media.
  • Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book

    09/27/2012 6:24:18 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.Keep reading...
  • Progressive 'elites' show sensitivity only to Islam

    09/23/2012 1:50:27 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 7 replies
    Wasington Times ^ | 9/22/12 | Brent Bozell
    The “enlightened” who claim a firm grip on the steering wheel of Western civilization see the future through a lens in which man becomes ever more perfectible as outdated religious creeds fade away. And thus the irony. For all the contempt these cosmopolitans show for religion, there is one faith beyond public rebuke. Call it Islamic exceptionalism. Public Enemy #1 right now is the man who made a ridiculously shoddy YouTube video titled “The Innocence of Muslims.” This man and his so-called “film” have been blamed with a very broad brush for every riot and protest across the Mideast. ......
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Plead Guilty To Being One of The 'Elite, Smart People'

    09/17/2012 1:18:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Gee, and you thought Barack Obama had an inflated opinion of himself. After watching Andrea Mitchell in action, he might actually need self-esteem therapy . . . On her MSNBC show today, Mitchell rolled a clip in which Rick Santorum told the Value Voters Summit that "we will never have the elite, smart people on our side." After asking a former Santorum aide what he he meant by the "elite smart people," Mitchell declared "I think I should plead guilty." View the video here.
  • Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    08/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-12 | Paul Connor
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday evening that would exempt some senior-level presidential appointees from Senate confirmation. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July. The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department...
  • A Pre-Revolutionary Situation

    06/12/2012 7:42:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2012 | Christopher Cantrill
    When a ruling elite starts to fail, you'd expect this sort of thing. How dare, how dare those peasants challenge our divine right to rule?! The United States is entering a pre-revolutionary situation, where a significant faction in one of the political parties has said: "We're getting screwed; the deal's off." And that is exactly what James Piereson is arguing in "The fourth revolution" in The New Criterion. We are entering a period of revolutionary upheaval, he writes, caused not just by the Crash of 2008 and budget deficits, but by "the exhaustion of the post-war system of political economy...
  • Report: RNC, Romney campaign to launch joint fundraising efforts

    04/03/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Mitt Romney will begin raising money jointly with the Republican National Committee, as the GOP front-runner's campaign moves its focus from a protracted primary fight to the general election.The arrangement between the RNC and Romney camp would allow donors to contribute as much as $75,000 per person, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story. The joint committee would allow potential contributors to donate to multiple pro-Romney fundraising efforts simultaneously. Donors would be able to donate up to $2,500 to Romney's primary and general-election campaigns, $30,800 to the RNC and up to $40,000 to state Republican parties,...
  • Inequality? Michelle Obama Rocks $2K Dress to SOTU

    01/25/2012 9:54:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    fox ^ | 1/25/12 | staff
    Michelle Obama Wore a $2K+ Barbara Tfank Dress to State of the Union “As the President declared his intent to help buoy the 99% (“Asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense,” he declared), his wife dazzled in a cobalt sheath from Barbara Tfank’s resort collection. While reps for the brand won’t reveal the item’s retail price, a similar style from the collection is currently available at Barney’s New York for $2,400.”
  • Obama plan seen ending U.S. military edge in space

    01/18/2012 4:47:52 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 62 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Monday, 16JAN2012 | Bill Gertz
    <p>The Obama administration is launching a new space arms-control initiative that critics say will lead to restrictions on U.S. military activities in space, a key U.S. strategic war-fighting advantage.</p> <p>Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to announce the initiative as early as Tuesday. The plan will be built on work contained in a European Union draft code of conduct for space that the Pentagon and State Department have criticized as too restrictive.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’

    11/21/2011 7:00:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 20, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    By Jake Tapper Nov 21, 2011 Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’ On Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited Homestead Miami speedway to serve as ceremonial grand marshals of the Ford 400, where some in the crowd booed them. The White House downplayed the incident today, with the First Lady’s communications director Kristina Schake saying only that “Mrs. Obama was proud to join NASCAR in recognizing our nation’s veterans and military families to raise awareness of this important issue for all Americans. As she has always said, she...
  • Bush energy advisers go to Romney (Bushbot RINOs lining up to kneel before Romney)

    11/13/2011 8:08:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-11-13 | Darren Samuelsohn
    George W. Bush-era energy policy wonks are finding a new home with Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor can count on support from a who’s who of former Bush officials willing to raise money, brainstorm policy ideas and generally help spread the word among the ranks of like-minded GOP energy experts. Already on board the Romney train are Jim Connaughton, who ran Bush’s White House Council on Environmental Quality for all eight years; former Assistant Energy Secretary Andy Karsner; former EPA air chief Jeff Holmstead; and former EPA congressional affairs liaison Edward Krenik. The former Bush officials all told POLITICO...
  • Poetry Is The Soul Of OWS

    10/27/2011 8:37:17 AM PDT · by Rytas · 7 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 10/25/11 | Jason Boog
    The Occupy Wall Street library has produced the first Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. The founders seek poetry in all the languages of the world, building a “massive text of dissidence, a testament to the infinite beauty of the human spirit.”.... Poetry illuminates the soul of Occupy Wall St. A lot of people are asking, “What are the demands” and the poets voices show just how nuanced the human spirit and impossible a set of demands truly is. This occupation is about transforming consciousness and the poetry community is a major part of that process.
  • Karl Rove Declares That Herman Cain Has ‘Peaked’

    10/25/2011 9:27:48 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 52 replies
    Mediaite, LLC ^ | October 24th, 2011 | by Jon Bershad
    Herman Cain’s reign on top of the 2012 contender list may be coming to an end. That’s the impression Karl Rove gave during an appearance on Fox News this morning as he slammed the candidate as having “created an image of him not being up for this task” through a series of blunders. The conversation began with talk of Cain’s seemingly-confused stance on abortion. However, Rove then continued, pulling out an entire white board filled with missteps Cain had made thus far in the campaign. This all correlated with poll numbers that, according to Rove, show that Cain had already...
  • Why Does the Good Life End?

    09/26/2011 7:08:46 AM PDT · by JudyM · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/25/11 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A look Back People just don’t disappear. Look at Germany in 1946 or Athenians in 339 B.C. They continue, but their governments and cultures end. Aside from the dramatic military implosions of authoritarian or tribal societies — the destruction of Tenochtitlan, the end of Nazism, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the annexation of tribal Gaul — what brings consensual states to an end, or at least an end to the good life? The city-states could not stop 30,000 Macedonians in a way — when far poorer and 150 year earlier — they had stopped 300,000 Persians descending on many...