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  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of AmericaÂ’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...
  • 7 ways Donald Trump is just like the Founding Fathers

    04/08/2016 5:11:59 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Apr 2016 | Lisa Belkin
    About half a dozen times in the past few weeks I have been taken aside by a 20-something who’s looking for reassurance that the republic will not end. There has never been any campaign like this in the history of the nation, they say, and they know this is true because they’ve read it everywhere. “We have officially hit a new low in political discourse,” declared Stephen Colbert (after Trump’s penis allusion on national television). Next, the Huffington Post warned, “Recent violence at Trump rallies marks a new low for American politics.” Not long after that, the Financial Times said:...
  • TV Ratings Saturday: Republican Presidential debate wins the night

    02/07/2016 10:01:08 AM PST · by TomGuy · 30 replies
    TvByTheNumbers/Zap2It ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alex Welch
    Preliminary Republican Debate numbers from Saturday night: 11.63 million viewers
  • Jobless claims fall to near a 42-year low

    10/09/2015 4:22:26 AM PDT · by John W · 64 replies
    Reusters via Yahoo news ^ | october 9, 2015 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to near a 42-year low last week, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market despite the recent slowdown in hiring. The data released on Thursday provides an upbeat check on the health of the labor market after last week's monthly employment report increased doubts the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of this year. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 263,000 for the week ended Oct. 3, the Labor Department said. That was...
  • Hilarious White House tweet aims for the 'My Little Pony' demographic

    04/11/2015 9:11:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 4/11/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Perhaps it is nostalgia for the heady days of the past, when the media could be counted upon to publish photos of Barack Obama with a halo surrounding his head (Google Obama+Halo for countless examples), and journalists called him a “lightworker” and “like a god.”
  • Destruction Of Syria Chemical Weapons Complete

    08/19/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    SKY NEWS ^ | 08/19/2014
    The destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has been completed, Barack Obama has said. The US President welcomed the development, but said Washington would seek to ensure Damascus fulfils all its commitments. "Today we mark an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile," he said. He added that the destruction, carried out aboard a US Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea, sent "a clear message that the use of these abhorrent weapons has consequences and will not be tolerated by the international community".
  • Welcome to Fantasy Island

    10/06/2014 9:29:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/5/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Listen to the president and one would think that he was in office during the financial crisis that began on September 15, 2008. For the nth time, Obama reminded the nation on 60 Minutes of the financial meltdown he inherited. That is his usual way of suggesting to the American people that they could hardly hope for normal times after six years of his own governance. In truth, Obama entered office on January 20, 2009 — over four months after the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that precipitated a general financial meltdown.
  • Proposed US Military Buildup - 2012-2024

    05/20/2012 7:18:07 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 100 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 May 2012 | Jef Head
    Proposed US Military buildup under a conservative U.S. Administration circa 2012-2024 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE The following plan is based on a major US economic turnaround based on sound Free Market principles geared to US interests, energy independendece, a balanced budget, stabilization of Social Security & Medicare & eliminating unessary and wasteful entitlements & entire federal agencies. It is also based,under a conservative leadership in Washington, on adopting lower corporate and individual income taxes so the revenue to the treasury expands and increases significantly which will fuel the buildup necessary to remain technologically superior by two generations...
  • How Romney can Supercharge Conservatives

    05/01/2012 10:44:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Conservatives will be enthusiastic about the 2012 election, but only in a negative way because of grim danger of a second Obama term. Kerry, Gore, and Clinton were crummy politicians, but compared to the quiet malevolence of Obama, those Democrats were Boy Scouts. The problem with conservatives is that since Reagan left office, we have had nothing to vote for; George H. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and John McCain treated conservatives like barely tolerated stepchildren. Will the Republican presidential campaign this time be as condescending and dull? Mitt Romney, almost unnoticed, has done something no other Republican nominee...
  • Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

    05/01/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 1, 2012 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party's presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn't yet recognized Romney as the party's nominee. The tea...
  • Obama in Fantasy Land

    01/22/2012 4:15:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 22, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    This Tuesday, when President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address, we can count on it to be filled with the same platitudes, anecdotes, false promises, cooked stats and tenuous connection with reality we find in everything the man does. It will be a laundry list of progressive fantasy, couched in populist rhetoric and designed to make middle-class Americans think he has something more than the zero connection and concern for them he has. President Obama doesn’t give a damn about the middle class, jobs, the economy or much of anything that distracts from his progressive agenda. But what...
  • Gingrich: That Obama Visit to Disney World is Kind of Goofy, No? (Video)

    "But I have to confess, as I thought this morning about the President flanked on one side by Mickey Mouse [laughter], and on the other side by Goofy [laughter], resembling actually a sort of Cabinet picture of the Obama administration [laughter and applause], I just felt better about the idea."
  • Caption Obama at Fantasy Land

    01/19/2012 3:25:05 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. President Barack Obama unveils a strategy aimed at boosting tourism and travel in front of Cinderella's Castle as a flock of birds flies by, at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando January 19, 2012.
  • Pic Of The Day: Obama In Fantasyland…

    01/19/2012 10:37:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/19/12 | zip
    Team Obama obviously thought the optics of this was extremely important because they had Disney shut down “Main Street USA” so he could give his speech in front of Cinderella Castle.
  • Sarah Palin Could Run....And Win

    12/18/2011 10:00:30 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 146 replies
    My semi-fertile mind | Fantail1952
    Many have truly lost interest in the Republican primary and its "candidates." None appear fully acceptable, all have major faults and excess baggage that could easily cause them to lose to an absolutely unre-electable sitting president. While polls are often flawed and many are absolutely biased, I have seen a consistent trend that any particular GOP candidate VS Obama consistently loses, given a choice between "Any Republican" and Obama, the Republican wins handily. What this means is that the majority of voters, about 75% in the GOP in fact, are totally unhappy with the choices offered. It is my considered...
  • Republicans wrote the political dictionary: It's proof Democrats don't control the media

    02/04/2011 6:10:58 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 53 replies
    NYDailyNews,Com ^ | Friday, February 4th 2011, 4:00 AM | Joshua Greenman
    It's hard to know where to begin in dismantling the Republican canard that Democrats control the media. Fox News is the most popular 24-hour news network by a whoosh and a cachung. Rush Limbaugh is the most powerful radio host, and lots of little Limbaughs line up behind him. Sarah Palin is the biggest media-political crossover star. And in an increasingly fragmented Internet, the Drudge Report continues to drives more political traffic than any other website. In italics and bold, to boot. I don't begrudge conservatives this success. It speaks to message discipline and to feeding tasty food to a...
  • Iran, Gulf, GM, Even Mosque: Obama On Roll (Gigantic Barf Alert!!!)

    08/19/2010 4:26:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 19, 2010 | Left wing lunatic EUGENE ROBINSON
    This is a radical break from journalistic convention, I realize, but today I'd like to give credit where it's due — specifically, to President Obama. Quiet as it's kept, he's on a genuine winning streak. It's hard to remember that the inauguration was just 19 months ago. Expectations of the new president were absurdly high. If Obama had done backflips across the Potomac River, when he reached the other side he'd have faced probing questions about why it was taking him so long to cure cancer, solve the Arab-Israeli conflict and usher in an age of universal peace and prosperity....
  • Monica cut from Clinton movie

    05/25/2010 10:08:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies · 1,080+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2010 | Michael Shain
    The new HBO movie "The Special Relationship" -- about the friendship between Bill Clinton and Britain's Tony Blair -- is missing something: a scene about Monica Lewinsky. The scene that showed Bill telling Hillary for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky was shot but cut from the film at the last moment, according to actress Hope Davis, who plays the former First Lady in the movie. "It felt very strange trying to shoot it," Davis told the celebrity-news Web site "It was a very uncomfortable feeling."
  • Dan Walters: Protesters can't alter fiscal facts

    03/23/2010 8:08:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 589+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/23/10 | Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
    Thousands of public college students gathered at the Capitol on Monday to protest cutbacks in state aid to colleges and rising collegiate fees. They joined an expanding club of those with stakes in the deficit-ridden state budget who dislike what's happening – furloughed state workers, home health care providers and recipients, doctors who serve the poor, teachers, even farmers whose open space subsidies have been eliminated. Each stakeholder group makes its case with as much drama as it can muster, often with stories of horrendous effects, real or apocryphal. Surely, each argues, money can be found to avoid draconian cutbacks...
  • Stuart Varney Says Biden Claim of Stimulus Job Savings is "Fantasy Land" - Video 9/4/09

    09/04/2009 4:31:56 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Fox Business Channel's Stuart Varney today talking about the new U.S. Unemployment numbers, which now stands at 9.7%. Varney said Vice-President Biden's statement yesterday, that the Obama Stimulus Plan has "created or saved 750,000 job," is "fantasy land." Varney said at the best, Biden is "spinning," and at the worst he is speaking "economic nonsense" and is "misleading people." Varney cracked that maybe Van Jones has created all those jobs - "the wildly successful "Green Jobs Czar." . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Who Has Queen Isabella's Jewels?

    05/30/2009 10:45:35 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 7 replies · 489+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 30Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    This article was sent in by Paul Stanner an English teacher over in China. Please give his site a visit here. Who Has Queen Isabella's Jewels? By Paul Stanner I have a question for you all to ponder today. First however I will provide a little background information.
  • What you just saw (e-mail from Obama campaign re: Republican speeches last night)

    09/04/2008 4:20:51 AM PDT · by Maceman · 42 replies · 244+ views
    September 4, 2008 | David Plouffe" <>
    Dunce -- I wasn't planning on sending you something tonight. But if you saw what I saw from the Republican convention, you know that it demands a response. I saw John McCain's attack squad of negative, cynical politicians. They lied about Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and they attacked you for being a part of this campaign. But worst of all -- and this deserves to be noted -- they insulted the very idea that ordinary people have a role to play in our political process. You know that despite what John McCain and his attack squad say, everyday people...
  • The United States of Fantasyland

    05/17/2008 2:19:59 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 167+ views ^ | 5/17/08 | Star Parker
    California's Supreme Court has made its contribution to the ongoing debasement of our law, our language and our culture by legalizing same-sex marriage. California now has law in the tradition of Groucho Marx who said, "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes." When the court says there is no difference between couples consisting of a man and a woman, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, and that it's irrelevant that only one combination can produce children, whom are you going to believe? The court or your own eyes? This decision shouldn't...
  • Liberals Don't Ask "What Happens Next?" (Liberal Fantasyland Alert)

    02/05/2007 10:24:09 PM PST · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 863+ views ^ | 02/06/07 | Dennis Prager
    In general, the Left does not ask the question, "What will happen next?" when formulating social policy. Not thinking through the long-range consequences of their positions is liberalism's tragic flaw. Take almost any position that distinguishes the Left: Will Higher Taxes Help The Economy? The major reason the Left advocates tax increases is not that these tax increases will help the American economy. Higher taxes rarely help the economy, and most liberals don't even make that argument. Their argument is about equality, the Left's paramount value. The animating factor for the Left is narrowing the gap between the rich and...
  • Short Circuit: Breakdown of Trust Led Judge Luttig To Clash With Bush

    05/11/2006 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 22 replies · 1,244+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 5/11/2006 | Jess Bravin & J. Lynn Lunsford
    McLEAN, Va. -- On Nov. 22, U.S. Circuit Judge J. Michael Luttig was at work in his chambers here when he received a telephone call telling him to switch on the television. There, he saw Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announce that the government would file charges against Jose Padilla in a federal court -- treating the accused terrorist like a normal criminal suspect.
  • McCain gains stature among GOP faithful (But conservative wing could deny him party's nomination)

    03/13/2006 9:38:25 AM PST · by presidio9 · 214 replies · 2,109+ views
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | Sun, Mar. 12, 2006 | STEVEN THOMMA
    The political landscape may be shifting in ways that would make it easier for Sen. John McCain of Arizona to win the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. He's among several potential candidates courting Southern and Midwest Republicans this weekend in Memphis, Tenn., in the first chance that party insiders have had to look at several would-be nominees in one place. Conventional wisdom — that McCain could win the general election but not the Republican nomination because conservatives oppose him — may be changing. A convergence of three new forces could be reshaping the landscape just as Republicans begin deciding who will...
  • Contractors Are Warned: Cuts Coming for Weapons-(ny times)

    12/26/2005 10:40:37 PM PST · by Flavius · 22 replies · 1,221+ views
    new york times ^ | December 27, 2005 | LESLIE WAYNE
    Everyone at the conference was hanging on the words of Ryan Henry, and it was not difficult to figure out why. Mr. Henry, a top Pentagon planning official, was giving an early glimpse of the Defense Department's priorities over the next four years to an industry gathering in New York of executives of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics and other leading military contractors. For his listeners, there was one question hanging in the air: What will the impact be on me - and on my company? Some of the answers were already clear, even if there were few details. Mr....
  • Fighting In Fallujah Continues Over Weekend

    01/03/2005 2:34:55 PM PST · by demlosers · 1 replies · 280+ views
    jihadunspun ^ | 27 Dec 2004 | Muhammad Abu Nasr, The Free Arab Voice; Edited by JUS
    Fierce fighting continued in Fallujah over the weekend, with US airpower pounding resistance positions early Saturday morning and Mujahideen mounting a fierce response that left casualties on both sides as the battle for control of the city continues. In a dispatch posted at 10:05pm Saturday Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Mujahideen on Saturday mounted a fierce barrage on the US base in the agricultural area to the northeast of Fallujah. The attack began at 8 o’clock local time and was still continuing when the correspondent filed his report. In addition to the US camp in the agricultural area,...
  • Producer sues O'Reilly for sexual harassment; he sues for extortion [New info.]

    10/14/2004 6:05:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies · 2,836+ views
    CNN ^ | 14OCT04 | CNN
    "Mackris' attorney...did say...that O'Reilly's behavior will be proven in court...She returned to work for O'Reilly at Fox in July of 2004, according to her lawsuit, after winning assurances that O'Reilly would no longer engage in inappropriate conduct."
  • Bush Reform Call Seen Part of Consumption Tax Move

    09/17/2004 9:16:15 AM PDT · by LincolnLover · 119 replies · 1,010+ views
    Al Reuters-zeera ^ | Sept. 17,2004 | Tim Ahmann
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites)'s call for a simpler tax code could mark the next step in a gradual move toward a system that places more of a tax burden on consumption and less on savings, analysts say, a direction critics think would put a bigger burden on working Americans. In his speech to the Republican convention two weeks ago, Bush said he would launch a bipartisan tax reform effort if he wins a second term but offered little direction to those who may wonder what types of changes he envisions. "The American people deserve --...
  • Moseley-Braun Looking to be Vice President

    03/10/2004 9:25:30 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 84 replies · 242+ views
    talon news ^ | March 10, 2004 | Charles Mahaleris
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Carol Moseley-Braun dropped out of the presidential race in January after her campaign failed to gain any significant traction, but a "post-campaign" release indicates she may be flexing her support from women's groups to get her tapped for vice president. Just before the first Iowa Caucus was held, Moseley-Braun pulled out of the presidential running. "I am here today to thank those Iowans who were prepared to stand for me in Mondays' caucuses, and to ask that you stand instead for Howard Dean," she said at the time endorsing Dean who has since pulled out of...
  • At Florida event, Democrats cry foul

    12/08/2003 9:12:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 290+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/7/03 | Sarah Schweitzer
    <p>Fla. -- Democratic presidential candidates flocked to a Walt Disney World resort here yesterday, seeking to tap into the pain of the 2000 election and denounce the administration it installed, enthralling state party convention delegates who seemed happiest when jeering the GOP and President Bush.</p>
  • California: State approves nation's greenest energy goals

    09/13/2002 11:10:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 505+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 13, 2002 | DON THOMPSON
    <p>SACRAMENTO – California adopted the nation's most ambitious renewable-energy goals Thursday, when Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill requiring that 20 percent of utilities' electricity be produced from renewable sources, such as solar, wind and geothermal, by 2017.</p> <p>A measure pending in Congress proposes a national standard of 10 percent. "We're going for twice that," said the author of the California bill, state Sen. Byron Sher. "We think this will be a national model."</p>