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  • Food Stamps for Fascists

    09/17/2014 6:56:12 AM PDT · by all the best · 19 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dr. Joel McDurmon
    Conservatives rightly rail against “welfare” programs such as food stamps. This is especially true when these programs are abused, but it is true in general as well. The government simply should not be in the business of redistributing wealth, and certainly not of giving direct handouts, especially to people who are perfectly capable of working. But did you know that business corporations receive far more in direct handouts than do these maligned individuals—often backed by conservatives and conservative politicians? And the numbers will startle you. According to a report by watchdog organization “Open the Books,” Fortune 100 companies received direct...
  • America, Racist Fascist Police State (More received wisdom from a senior in college)

    09/16/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | September 16, 2014 | David Zha
    I know, I know, I’m the guy that just keeps pointing out obvious truths but never offers any real solutions. Bear with me anyway. My freshman year, I took a classical fencing class through Cornell P.E. with Maître d’Armes Adam Crown. He said some very interesting things to us before he left. For example: 1.When it is not time to act, it is time not to act. 2.If you can call Obama a black president, you can also call him a white president. 3.America is exhibiting signs of becoming a fascist country. 4.In vino veritas (translation: “In wine there is...
  • Government May Soon Direct What Private-Sector Employees May Say in the Workplace

    09/05/2014 6:28:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 5, 2014 | National Center for Public Policy Research
    "Employee's Demotion for Comparing Media and Political Reaction to Trayvon Martin's Death to Lack of Response Over Shooting of a White Baby Upheld. Decision Highlights Troubling Aspects of Potential Government Overreach in "Hostile Work Environment" Law” Washington DC - In response to a recently-announced North Carolina administrative decision upholding an employee's demotion for comments about race, and in light of the calls for increased racial dialogue following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, the National Center's in-house legal scholar is warning American workers that local and federal government leaders may soon restrict racial and political speech even in private work...
  • Faith-Based Fascism: Turning Churches into the State's Bagmen

    09/05/2014 5:17:10 AM PDT · by all the best · 6 replies
    garynorth.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gary North
    The economic heart of fascism in the 1930's was the "government-private industry alliance." It still is. In this alliance, the state provides limited funds and promotion of favored businesses. The businesses provide profits that are taxed. The state's bureaucrats increase their influence over the economy by way of favored business enterprises. The state is now heralding faith-based welfare. State money is used to favor some ministries, which conform to state requirements. In this way, the churches get "matching funds" from the state, and the state gets another avenue into the lives of the public. There will be more welfare clients,...
  • Behind the Sinking of the Lusitania

    09/02/2014 8:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced -- and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had "shed American blood upon the American soil," Rep. Abraham Lincoln demanded to know the exact spot where it had happened. And did the Spanish really blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, the casus belli for the Spanish-American War? The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, involving U.S. destroyers Maddox and C. Turner Joy, remains in dispute. But charges that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked U.S. warships...
  • Leftist Ideology Deconstructed in 1,000 Words

    09/01/2014 11:42:12 AM PDT · by walford · 54 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/22/2014 | walford
    The toxic thinking and horrible consequences of Leftist ideology put into practice and, as explained in the video below this piece, Why the Left Hates America by Daniel J Flynn The foundational epistemological position of all ‪#‎Leftist‬ thought is Marxist dialectical materialism. Most of them may not have studied ‪#‎Marx‬, but that is the basis of everything they stand for. It is a form of secular monist philosophy, maintaining that a Heglian World Spirit is guiding history along in an upward progression [hence they call themselves “‪#‎progressives‬.”] Under that paradigm, an existing order continues until its “internal contradictions” come to...
  • Super: Federal grant funds plan to detect “misinformation,” “hate speech” on social media

    08/26/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Well, this sounds interesting and probably sinister and open to manipulation: The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.” The university has received $919,917 so far for the project. “The project stands...
  • Soon-to-Be-Released Clinton Records Show Attempts to Shackle Militia

    08/25/2014 1:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 25, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Files scheduled to be released from Clinton White House records will show his efforts to shackle militias and set up a "strict licensing system" for paramilitary groups, Politico reports. In other words, gun control was to be complemented--and in places, supplemented--by people control. According to Politico, the release is certain to raise the ire of citizens already concerned about "enhancing government surveillance powers and regulating armed groups of U.S. citizens." Upon release, the files are expected to show that Clinton's plans ran into trouble when his own attorneys "feared that some of the proposals could violate the Constitution." The files...
  • The Hill: The rise of ‘Obama Inc.’

    08/24/2014 6:46:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    How’s this for a depressing passage: “There’s just a lot more regulation going on,” Zelizer said. “There’s a lot of intersection between the economy and Washington.” “There’s just a lot more regulation going on.” My liberal friends, “regulation” is the mother’s milk of the crony capitalist state, the “fascist light” state. Our system of “regulation” is in most regards now just a vehicle for rent seeking. Blindly defending regulations in 2014 because liberals are supposed to be for regulation, is to give power to a vested corporate oligarchy. Am I saying that all regs are bad? No. Am I saying...
  • The Fall of Obama's America

    08/23/2014 6:28:39 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 40 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 21 August 2014 | Candor7
    A Golfing president ? More than that. At least Nero fiddled while Rome burned , and all Obama can do is waltz around the links like the prancing psychopomp he is. Its not serendipitous. This is the Obama VICTORY dance, he has destroyed America. ISIS commits genocide and Obama has no intention of stopping them. He has encouraged them while making a few PR gestures to placate the critics at hiome, and now America is entertained bt the filmed decapitation of Foley, an American journalist who was naďve enough to believe he could travel without a gun in the ME....
  • Column defending cops in Ferguson sparks online fury

    08/20/2014 2:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    WXMI-TV / CNN ^ | August 20, 2014
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me,” the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. “Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you,” he wrote. Dutta...
  • Putin Is Replaceable

    08/19/2014 3:35:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Maria Snegovaya
    Will Russia plunge into chaos and darkness after President Vladimir Putin leaves? While it's understandable that propaganda-brainwashed Russians might truly think so, it comes as a surprise when U.S. analysts repeat the same idea. "Knowing the weakness of the liberal opposition and the strength of Putin's security apparatus, it's hard not to fear that his replacement will make us long for the days of his thuggishly predictable unpredictability," warns Julia Ioffe on The New Republic. "If the U.S. gets rid of Putin they will have no ability to control what happens next," threatens Mark Adomanis on Forbes. Such pessimistic estimates,...
  • Obamacare a windfall for insurers: Ex-Obama advisor

    08/08/2014 6:58:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/8/2014 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Don't believe the hype that insurance companies are getting squeezed on Obamacare. That's the message from one of the architects of the president's health-care law. "All of these companies are expanding greatly in the exchanges," Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former special advisor on health policy, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday. "Their revenues are up. Their profits are up. Their stocks are up. They're not suffering because of" Obamacare. Last week, Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini appeared on the program, saying the insurer priced its 600,000 Obamacare customers who tend to be older and sicker at lower margins. Emanuel, vice...
  • Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

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

    08/05/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Jonathan Alter at the Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president’s “economic patriotism” rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take “loyalty oaths” to prove their patriotism. You may find this suggestion a little creepy, maybe even a little fascistic; but Alter says that “it’s time for red-blooded Americans to take matters into our own hands.” And by taking the matter into “our” hands, Alter means that President Obama would unilaterally bar any company that practices “inversion” – corporate merging with foreign firms to save on U.S. tax bills – from doing business with the federal government....
  • Police Chief Signed Tea Party Leader Up for Gay Dating Site as Political Payback

    08/05/2014 4:13:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 4, 2014 | Mark Meckler
    In Campbell, Wisconsin, political retaliation has sunk to a new low. Police Chief Tim Kelemen just closed a plea deal for using local Tea Party leader Greg Luce’s personal information to sign him up for gay dating websites, pornography websites, and – the icing on the cake – HealthCare.gov. These actions could fall under the definition of identity theft, which carries serious penalties. Depending on the severity, the fraudulent use of another’s identifying information could earn up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Why did the police chief flagrantly break the public’s trust? Over a political disagreement....
  • Feds Confiscate 40 Land Rovers Over VIN Controversy: Claiming they are actually newer vehicles

    08/05/2014 3:09:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Feds Confiscate 40 Land Rovers Over VIN Controversy Federal agency seize 40 old Land Rovers, claiming that they are actually newer vehicles. Forty Land Rover SUVs have been taken away from owners around the country by armed federal agents descending on private property with overwhelming force. Agents for Homeland Security Investigations last month wrapped up the seizure of forty vehicles pursuant to a sealed warrant issued in May. The agency insists that there were discrepancies with the VIN numbers for cars imported by Aaron Richardet at Patterson Auto Sales in Wilmington, North Carolina, and that the Land Rovers violated Environmental...
  • Putin’s ‘Russian Spring’ Idea was Invented by Russian Fascists in 1920s

    07/30/2014 6:20:38 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 6 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | Paul Goble
    Putin’s ‘Russian Spring’ Idea was Invented by Russian Fascists in 1920s Staunton, July 30 – Commentators in Moscow and the West ever more frequently draw parallels between Vladimir Putin’s ideas and actions and those of fascist regimes in the first part of the 20th century, but few have focused on the fact that one of the Kremlin leader’s most-cherished ideas, that of the ‘Russian Spring,’ was invented by a Russian fascist in the 1920s. In a blog post, Pavel Pryannikov corrects that gap, pointing out that “the ‘Russian Spring’ in fact is not an invention of the present time” but...
  • Crumbling Freedom: (Colorado) Cake Artist Sent to 'Reeducation'

    07/29/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    CBN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Mark Martin
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Imagine being ordered to go against your religious beliefs, and if you refuse, you could be arrested, fined, or sued. That happened to the Christian owner of a Colorado bakery who now must make wedding cakes for gay couples. However, the owner is standing his ground and his action is inspiring people around the world. Discriminating Accusation The sign on the door reads "Celebrating 20 Years of Great Cakes!" For two decades, Masterpiece Cakeshop has created art in the form of baked goods that keeps customers coming back. From cookies and cupcakes to signature cakes, Jack Phillips...
  • The Police State

    07/26/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/14 | John Stossel
    CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONES: Lots of Americans are getting upset about being detained by armed border patrol agents not on the border but miles away from the border. Some push back, sometimes with violent results.
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/20/2014 1:45:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border

    07/18/2014 8:09:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/2014 | Neil Munro
    New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the...
  • Obama Force Religious Groups To Pick Faith Or Funding [Happy Friday Dump]

    07/18/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is replaying his turnout-boosting 2012 contraception fight against Christian groups by staging a pre-election fight over religion and new legal rights for gays.He’s expected to sign a regulation on July 21 that would force religious contractors to give up federal funding if they don’t submit to progressive claims that homosexuality and heterosexuality are morally equivalent, and that there’s no connection between biology and good sexual behavior.The regulation creates that fight by banning grants to groups that are reluctant to hire gay, lesbian and cross-dressing or transgender people who contradict the groups’ religious beliefs about sex.The regulation doesn’t...
  • Hillary Clinton Praises GOP Establishment, Big Business For Taking On Tea Party

    07/18/2014 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff.
  • Snitch nation

    07/17/2014 12:21:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    We are fast becoming a nation of Pavlik Morozovs. Little Pavlik, you may recall, was the 13-year-old subject of a dubious Soviet story about how a young boy’s loyalty to the state trumped his love for his parents. Pavlik was supposedly witness to his father, the chair of his local Soviet, giving aid to enemies of the people. The boy turned his own father in to Stalinist authorities, the story went. Enraged by the betrayal, Pavlik was killed by his own family and was posthumously dubbed a martyr for socialist values. Though the tale was later proven to have been...
  • Congress needs to choke off Operation Choke Point

    07/16/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2014 | William M. Isaac, former FDIC Chairman
    From small businesses on Main Street to the halls of Congress and the state legislatures, concern is mounting over Operation Choke Point, a coordinated effort among the Department of Justice (DOJ) and bank regulators to cut off banking services for a variety of legal, state-regulated businesses. This week alone, there are three congressional hearings on Operation Choke Point, hearings which will hopefully bring an end this misguided operation. Operation Choke Point is one of the most dangerous programs I have experienced in my 45 years of service as a bank regulator, bank attorney and consultant, and bank board member. Operating...
  • Economic patriotism = fascism

    07/16/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 7/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Companies must hire more people, pay their taxes, participate in Obamacare, and support the Government at all costs.  That’s the strong message that President Obama has been spouting for years, and the answer-men and women with whom he’s surrounded himself are simply his bullhorns. …I’m going to reduce the deficit in a balanced way.  We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts.  We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more… …look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • Pro-abort class [or lack thereof]

    07/10/2014 3:48:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/10/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    If those who are for big-business abortion are willing even to kill the unborn, who thinks that they will display the human decency of manners?Moreover, we just don’t know what has transpired in the lives of some people who, in public, so violently react to pro-life demonstrations.From Life News: Abortion Activist Attacks Pro-Lifers: “No Uterus, No Right to Talk. Understand Mother F—–?”Pro-life activist Seth Drayer was physically attacked today while leading a group of pro-life students in sharing the pro-life message in downtown Columbus, Ohio today.The video shows a woman in a Burger King shirt attacking the pro-lifers.She says, ““You’re...
  • IRS Commissioner: Nothing Odd About Lois Lerner Asking if Instant Messages Are 'Searchable'

    07/09/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Instablog ^ | 7/9/2014 | John Sexton
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifed before a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. During one exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan, Koskinen seemed to find nothing at all suspicious about Lois Lerner's interest in whether IRS instant messages were "searchable" and could be turned over to Congress.Rep. Jordan: [Lerner] says "perfect" when she learns that it is not traceable, not trackable, not stored...What I want to know is, why did it take us this long to get these emails? We've been after these for 6 months and you dump them on us on July 3rd. Have you...
  • Řbama touts executive moves on Western trip [pen and phone alert!]

    07/08/2014 4:29:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/8/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will highlight executive actions his administration has taken on a range of economic issues during a swing through Colorado and Texas this week, senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in a blog post Tuesday.  Obama will dine with a woman named Alex who received a raise after her employer was inspired by the president's State of the Union call for a higher hourly wage for workers, the White House said. And the president will tout the executive actions he has taken this year doing an economic speech Thursday in Austin, Pfeiffer said.   The events are also designed...
  • THE UGLY TRUTH -- A DIAGNOSIS

    07/07/2014 5:57:00 AM PDT · by HammerT · 79 replies
    WSB radio ^ | July 7, 2014 | Neal Boortz
    OK. Sit down. I have a diagnosis for you. This reality is going to be hard to accept. You may have first heard this diagnosis a few years ago, and totally rejected it. Diagnosis: America is currently being ruled by a man who came to this country in 1979 determined to destroy America as we know it, and who is well on his way to realizing that goal.CLOWARD-PIVEN Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Names you should know. Here – in their words – was the plan:“The ultimate objective of this strategy—to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual...
  • All your children belong to us

    07/06/2014 11:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | July 6, 2014 | Glenn Cook
    Is any freedom more important, more sacred than the right to raise a family without government intrusion? It’s a good question to ask this Independence Day weekend, as Americans reflect on the birth of a nation dedicated to the preservation of individual liberties: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But as government grows bigger and more powerful, as politicians, bureaucrats and busybodies increasingly think they know best, American families constantly must...
  • Unleashed Upon America: Obama Unchained!

    07/06/2014 4:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    My fellow Americans, we are all bit players in the making of a metaphoric slasher movie: Obama Unchained, starring Barack Hussein Obama. Here is a summary of the movie. It is a heartwarming tale about how the mainstream media and Democratic Party suckered America into electing their extreme far-left dream president – a Trojan Horse in the form of a black man. Once in the Oval Office, Obama began incrementally implementing his socialist/progressive agenda and iron-fist pressure on Americans to conform. Everyone, including a 175-year-old order of elderly Catholic nuns, was forced to comply with Obama's decreed anti-biblical new moral...
  • Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans ["So sue me"]

    07/02/2014 3:08:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 7/1/2014
    President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives. President Barack Obama speaks about transportation and the economy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can’t quickly agree on how to pay for transportation programs, Obama administration officials warn. States will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks within weeks -- peak summer driving time. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) "So sue me," he...
  • Sen. Cruz releases 5th Legal Limit Report on Obama Administration’s attempts to expand federal power

    07/01/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KETK-TV ^ | July 1, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the fifth report on the Obama Administration’s attempts to expand federal power that documents the many times the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected its legal arguments. Legal Limit No. 1 documented cases decided unanimously against the Obama Administration from January 2012 to June 2013. Today’s fifth report includes all other cases, dating back to January 2009 when Obama was sworn into office, that the Obama Administration has lost unanimously. Four of those cases were decided by the Supreme Court in its most recent term. “When President Obama’s own Supreme Court nominees join their...
  • Biden: Gay rights takes precedence over culture

    06/24/2014 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WCSC-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world "I don't care what your culture is," Biden told about 100 guests at the Naval Observatory's vice presidential mansion. "Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice...
  • Beauty-Obsessed Venezuelans Dealing With Another Shortage: Personal Hygiene Products

    06/21/2014 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 19, 2014 | By Ángel Bermúdez
    Venezuela, a country that takes great pride in its looks, is dealing with an issue that has the country in a major tizzy – shortages in beauty products. That means women and men so accustomed to looking their best are now having to do without shampoo, cosmetics and, hold your breath, even deodorant. The cash-strapped government has been dealing with all sorts of scarcities – from staples like milk to medical supplies – because the country has put controls on the purchase of hard currency. And while certain shortages have been more critical – like diapers and coffins – Venezuelans...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Business at Anytime

    06/20/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 6-19-14 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB and they cannot go back into operation until government approval or a court ruling is made over an issue. Subsequently because bureaucratic decisions and court rulings take a substantial amount of time to happen, businesses cannot survive during those waiting periods. Here are the details (bolding is mine):
  • Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You

    06/19/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling by the US Patent Office cancelling the team’s trademark. The...
  • Holder’s ‘terrorism committee’ targets America

    06/19/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    Think the National Security Agency is doing enough snooping in “The Homeland?” A federal spying coalition aims to drill deeper under the Orwellian title, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. “Call it massive surveillance of the U.S. population,” said John Whitehead, president of the civil libertarian Rutherford Institute. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder soft-pedaled DTEC earlier this month. He said the committee — whose members are not yet known — would “coordinate closely with U.S. attorneys and other key public safety officials across the country to promote information-sharing and ensure an effective, responsive and organized joint effort.” Whitehead and other skeptics are...
  • Sweden Demands Football Vikings Change Name

    06/19/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 45 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The nation of Sweden is demanding that the Obama administration act to deny copyright status to the Minnesota Vikings, claiming the name demeans its citizens and all other Scandinavians. “We can no longer tolerate the use of this disgusting epithet by an American football team,” said Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Milkquist in a letter to President Obama “First of all, ‘football’ means ‘soccer,’ Milkquist wrote. “I realize that this is an unrelated matter, but it really pisses people off in Europe. You only use your foot occasionally in football, whereas in soccer the foot is the only thing you can...
  • Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law…., and by the way, it’s totally ineffective!

    06/19/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT · by HammerT · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law I never thought would pass, and by the way, it’s totally ineffective! “I think a lot of people didn’t know how much emotion was gonna come out of the high-capacity magazines. [We] probably would have looked for something different or a different approach. One of my staff made the commitment that we would sign it it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature. If we’d known it was going to divide the state so intensely, I think we probably would have thought about...
  • Hillary cannot let you hold a viewpoint about guns that's terrorizing the vast majority of Americans

    06/18/2014 11:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Althouse ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ann Althouse
    At yesterday's CNN Town Hall with Hillary Clinton, a Maryland teacher named Gail Santa Maria expressed concern about school shootings and asked whether "reinstating the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity magazines would do any good?" Hillary broke in and said: "Yes, I do. I do." That got loud, sustained applause from the very friendly audience. Gail Santa Maria had put one thing in question form, and that was enough to send Hillary Clinton into her "guns" riff. When Hillary got to the end of that riff, Gail Santa Maria said: "My question is, why does anyone..." And...
  • Bad news: Aspiring presidential candidate thinks opposing viewpoints “terrorize” people

    06/18/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    This is a disturbing statement from a woman who’d like to head the federal government. Noah mentioned this quote in his commentary on the room to Hillary’s left. Gun control is one of few issues where she sent a signal to the party’s liberal base that she might be more boldly liberal than Obama. But this isn’t just an appeal to the Left on policy. It’s an appeal to the Left’s routine and increasing tendency to equate political speech they don’t like with physical violence. See, bothersome political speech with which you disagree is prized and protected. But violence against...
  • The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails

    06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by tedw · 118 replies
    Wall Streeit Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The IRS—remember those jaunty folks?—announced Friday that it can't find two years of emails from Lois Lerner to the Departments of Justice or Treasury. And none to the White House or Democrats on Capitol Hill. An agency spokesman blames a computer crash. Never underestimate government incompetence, but how convenient. The former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations was at the center of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and still won't testify before Congress. Now we'll never know whose orders she was following, or what directions she was giving. If the Reagan White House had ever offered up this excuse, John...
  • David Brat Is Right: Let’s not shy away from the truth about what government is

    06/13/2014 11:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    With just seven little words, the freakout began: “The government holds a monopoly on violence.” These were written by David Brat, a professor of economics at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College and, now, the Republican party’s nominee for the state’s seventh congressional district. “Unusual” and “eye-opening” was the New York Daily News’s petty verdict. In the Wall Street Journal, Reid Epstein insinuated darkly that the claim cast Brat as a modern-day fascist. And, for his part, Politico’s Ben White suggested that the candidate’s remarks “on Neitzsche and the government monopoly on violence don’t make a whole lot of sense.” As is its...
  • ISIS's Secret Allies

    06/13/2014 8:52:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 13 Jun 14 | Jacob Siegel
    All eyes have been on ISIS as the jihadist group, in a matter of days, cut Iraq in half and declared its own state in the cities it captured. With fewer than 10,000 fighters ISIS forced the retreat of the better-armed Iraqi army forces many times its size. Their incredible success on the battlefield has fed into a growing lore about the group: the small band of fanatics that can take down a country. The truth is more basic and it's something ISIS doesn't want to admit--they weren't acting alone. It wasn't having God on their side that let ISIS...
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...
  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | CBS
    Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home BOSTON (CBS) – The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home. The video shows Justina Pelletier asking Governor Patrick and Judge Joseph Johnston to let her move back with her family. “All I really want to be with is my family and my friends and that’s all I want is to be with my family and friends back home,” she says. “You...