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  • The Quest to Boot Old Hickory Off the $20 (As We All Know The Left Wing's Work Is Never Done)

    04/18/2015 7:59:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 17, 2015 | Adam Chandler
    This week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, legislation aimed at putting an American woman on the $20 bill. Shaheen's efforts nod to an initiative by Women on 20s, a group that is lobbying to change the $20 by 2020. That year Americans will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. (The $20 is also overdue for a redesign to thwart counterfeiters.) For Andrew Jackson, current face of the $20 bill, this is the latest assault on the paper perch he has...
  • The Conservative American Crisis

    04/18/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    Thomas Paine famously wrote in The American Crisis, “How easy it is to abuse truth and language, when men, by habitual wickedness, have learned to set justice at defiance”. In condemning the King of England, Paine continued, “amongst the various assumptions of character, which hypocrisy has taught, and men have practiced, there is none that raises a higher relish of disgust, than to see disappointed inveteracy twisting itself, by he most visible falsehoods, into an appearance of piety which it has no pretensions to”. Paine was articulating the stance in which Britain, most notably the King, had claimed to be...
  • Converting Jews To Christians In Ra'anana, Israel?

    04/18/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 46 replies
    Joel Leyden ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyRa'anana, Israel --- April 18, 2015 ... No, the Jews are not running to Pontius Pilate and the Romans have no crucifixions scheduled for this weekend. But someone forgot to fax the Jehovah's Witnesses that Jews do not live in Israel to become converts to Christianity. Ra'anana residents, municipal officials, a city Chief Rabbi and the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation organization coordinated efforts to cancel a Jehovah's Witnesses baptism ceremony today. This is the second time that Yad L'Achim has succeeded in heading off the same baptism-of-Jews ceremony. It was first scheduled to be held in...
  • The Schnitzel Republic

    04/18/2015 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 12 replies
    I thought I might inform the German Freepers about a web-blog called The Schnitzel Republic. http://schnitzelrepublic.blogspot.com/ It is the closest I've come to finding a Free Republic in Germany. It is run by an American military retiree who now resides in Wiesbaden. It is primarily an essay site of his random thoughts on current events going on in Germany. He is also a bit of a history buff. One can post comments, but there is very little activity on his site unfortunately. But it is informative to get his perspective on German and EU events. It is a good place...
  • AR: Permit holder wins Gunfight with 20 Shots of 5.7

    04/18/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     A Five-Seven pistol was successfully used for self defense in Arkansas on April 13, 2015.  More than 20 rounds were fired, 20 of them being fired by a permit holder armed with what appears to be an FN 5.7 pistol.  The casing on the left is being held by Henry Richards, who witnessed some of the gunfight.  If you look at the casing closely, it is clear that it is a 5.7.  The identifying characteristics are the rimless base shown by the extractor groove on the bottom, and the beginning of the bottleneck shown at the top.  An additional...
  • Bipartisan Plea for Lynch Confirmation [semi-satire]

    04/18/2015 9:14:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, received a vote of support from both media star Al Sharpton and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush this week. Her confirmation has been held up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) in protest over Obama's executive grant of amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Sharpton labeled McConnell's actions "racist. Keeping a Black woman from rising up to take her rightful place is a continuation of the hundreds of years of oppression of African Americans in this country. They let a white woman hold this job when Bill Clinton was president. For...
  • A smarter Walmart now closes store for “plumbing problems” not union rules and still wins

    04/18/2015 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The budding “revolutionary guards” among WalMart employees may be learning a lesson about economics in the real world; a course they were never offered during their substandard public educations. The pressure from militant employees and union thugs has brought about a series of raises for WalMart workers, which is supposed to be good news. But is it? Some of these raises will start immediately and others will follow until all REMAINING workers will see remarkable increases in their salaries; some will be getting $80 per week raises. Nevertheless, WalMart has not become the largest retailer in the world by voluntarily...
  • The Left Thinks Thought-Crime is Okay But Can't Control the Consequences

    04/18/2015 9:02:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 7 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/18/15 | Steve Berman
    A generation of liberal indoctrination on campus has led to the widespread acceptance of thought-crime, a monster that says it’s okay to shun those with “unacceptable” views.  Liberals think they can control the monsters they release, but they can’t. Where does it lead?  Straight to the ovens, Rabbi Shmuley Bioteach warned Friday, Fortunately, we have not seen an outbreak of violence in the United States as we have in Europe. Nevertheless, the anti-Semitic acts on college campuses are alarming. No one should be surprised, however, given the nationwide campaign to delegitimize Israel by calling on universities to boycott and divest from the Jewish...
  • Hillary Clinton Message to Kids Trapped in Failing Schools: Move to a Better Area

    04/18/2015 8:43:54 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 25 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 17, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    As one begins to dissect and find meaning in Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement video, Getting Started, once striking message is that she sends to parents whose kids are trapped in failing schools, move to a better area. While much of the video is merely a fluff piece designed to pander to every conceivable demographic her campaign can target in its 2 minutes and 18 seconds, there are a few striking observations, none as disturbing as her apparent solution for addressing the problems of under-performing public schools. After introducing us to a woman whose home-grown tomatoes are apparently "legendary" the Hillary campaign...
  • President Says ISIS Camp in Mexico Vindicates His Amnesty Policy [semi-satire]

    04/18/2015 1:29:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama says that evidence that the Islamic State has opened a training camp in Mexico, just a few miles from El Paso on the Texas border, vindicates his decision to grant expedited amnesty to illegal immigrants from Latin America. "We've all seen the atrocities these terrorists are capable of," the President observed. "Who can blame Mexicans for fleeing? To deny these refugees sanctuary would be inhumane. To deport them would be cruel and unusual punishment. To delay their integration into our society merely on the grounds that Congress has failed to enact the necessary legislation would be barbaric." Obama...
  • Ted Cruz to address Latino issues in Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Q&A event

    04/17/2015 8:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who is running for president, plans to meet with the head of a national Latino organization who accused the lawmaker of distancing himself from his ethnic community. Cruz is scheduled to meet on April 29 with Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and hold a question-and-answer session in Washington D.C. before an audience of business leaders and journalists. “The Hispanic Chamber is an important constituency,” said Rick Tyler, the national spokesman for the Cruz campaign. “We’re going to have a conversation, the host and the senator. They will...
  • ECHOES OF BENGHAZI PART ONE

    04/17/2015 8:29:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    fix Bayonets ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | DANNY JEFFREY
    I had thought, hoped, that I had finished writing about Benghazi, but alas, that is not meant to be. Daily, new evidence is emerging that validates my earlier theory about what truly occurred there, a theory that I have long hoped was in error as the implications of it are so sordid that it has cost me all of the faith that I once had in the human race. In light of the now emerging evidence I must once again address the issue as there is much that must be understood by all with the courage and intestinal fortitude to...
  • In Our Opinion: Don't fall for Cruz's IRS ploy

    04/17/2015 8:19:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Oneonta Daily Star ^ | April 17, 2015 | The Editors
    If you’ve recently finished running the gantlet known as income tax preparation, you might be particularly cheered by Sen. Ted Cruz’s suggestion to abolish the Internal Revenue Service. After all, few of us — except perhaps a few tax preparers for whom the practice provides a livelihood — enjoy navigating the increasingly arcane bureaucracy that governs our tax code. Every year, it seems, there are new rules, new deductions, new forms to fill out and new uncertainty about how all of it will affect one’s bank account. So when Cruz and fellow presidential campaigner Sen. Rand Paul began talking about...
  • Obama: Loretta Lynch Delay "Embarrassing" [Tell That To Harry Reid]

    04/17/2015 3:56:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 17, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    CBS NEWS April 17, 2015 REENA FLORES Obama: Loretta Lynch Delay "Embarrassing" President Obama criticized the delay of Loretta Lynch's confirmation as U.S. attorney general, calling it "embarrassing" and a "crazy situation." "What we still have is this crazy situation where a woman who everybody agrees is qualified... has been now sitting there for longer than the previous seven attorney generals combined," Mr. Obama said during a joint press conference with Matteo Renzi, Italy's prime minister. "And there's no reason for it. Nobody can describe a reason for it beyond political gamesmanship in the Senate. "There are times where the...
  • Jeb Bush: Maybe Medicare recipients should be required to sign advance directives (Terry Schiavo)

    04/17/2015 3:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Friday once again defended his decision to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman whose death capped an intense national debate about ethics and politics, but also suggested that Medicare recipients should be required to outline end-of-life care plans before accepting the benefits. "I don’t think I would have changed anything," he said in response to a questioner during a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast here Friday. "I stayed within the constitutional responsibilities or authority that I had. We changed the law first and then a year later it...
  • Incestuous Washington Publication Bravely Reports on Washington Incestuousness

    04/17/2015 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2015
    Incestuous Washington Publication Bravely Reports on Washington Incestuousness by BRENDAN BORDELON April 17, 2015 Politico ran a lengthy piece revealing the romantic relationship between House Transportation Committee chairman Bill Shuster and Shelley Rubino, a high-powered airline-industry lobbyist. The story’s length, prominent placement, and breathless tone raised more than a few eyebrows, given that legal experts interviewed for the piece say the relationship “would not appear to violate ethics laws.” But there’s another reason the piece warrants a double-take: For all the hand-wringing over romantic relationships between politicians and lobbyists, the reporters and staff of Politico itself, as much if not...
  • For Queer People, There’s Already 2016 Election Fatigue (Yes, that's a real headline)

    04/17/2015 3:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News / Takepart ^ | April 17, 2015 | Hugh Ryan
    Last month, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, became one of the first major candidates in the marathon slog that is our modern presidential election cycle. Usually, when I want to see people get hit while running an obstacle course, I binge-watch Wipeout, the popular ABC show. But as anyone on social media is certainly well aware, there is no escaping our country’s least-enjoyable reality show: America’s Next Top Presidential Candidate (until the Next One, and the Next One, and the One After That). This year, my election fatigue is already so bad, I won’t even watch political gaffes on...
  • Congress Wants Answers From Capitol Police on Gyrocopter [Hillary and mailman on the same page]

    04/17/2015 12:39:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 17, 2015 | Hannah Hess with Emma Dumain
    "............“I am concerned because I think, you know, we should have been alerted,” Cummings said. “I’m telling you whenever anything happens around here, I get about 20 alerts, but I didn’t see anything on this, which is amazing.” Whether the Oversight committee will hold a hearing on the incident remains unclear. A spokeswoman for Chairman Jason Chaffetz told CQ Roll Call staff is in the process of putting together a letter to the Secret Service to try and understand the circumstances surrounding the incident. At least one public official was warning against overreaction. “The gyrocopter incident yesterday was not a...
  • Adam Carolla ‘Supports’ Ted Cruz, Thanks Him for Anti-IRS Stance

    04/17/2015 11:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla is apparently a big fan of Sen. Ted Cruz. During a Friday morning interview with the Texas Republican, Carolla approved of the presidential candidate and personally thanked him for wanting to outright abolish the Internal Revenue Service. “Thank you so much for wanting to eliminate the IRS,” Carolla began the conversation. “It’s driving me nuts.” “I think that is a powerful populist issue and today is the day when its on people’s minds,” Cruz said, reminding listeners that Wednesday was Tax Day. Carolla argued that taxes are an important issue that gets overshadowed by...
  • Absent Lesser Charges Than Murder, Officer Michael Slager Will Go Free

    04/17/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by IChing · 103 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Donald Joy
    The video of South Carolina police officer Michael Slager taking steady aim and repeatedly shooting the fleeing Walter Scott in the back is rather shocking and disturbing. It shows the horrible consequence of Slager completely following through on his decision to resort to deadly force when, after a foot chase and fierce physical fight, Scott looked to be turning the officer’s own taser against him. Some who have analyzed the incident and video closely know that the details are somewhat different than the authorities and media would have people know. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/04/12/game-changer-or-paradigm-shift-walter-scott-shooting-enhanced-video-shows-officer-slager-with-taser-darts/comment-page-1/ The moment of decision looks to have happened so...
  • Communists Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

    04/17/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by HammerT · 30 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hammer and Loupe
    Yes, we are joining the "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America" because gun owners are a threat to our children, persons, and government. There are seasons when weapons cause mass genocide to persons. Don't believe me? PETA will tell you. Gun owners should not have guns, even in their own dwelling. Guns may end up killing one or more persons. Think of the children!!! What would happen if Bambi's mother was still alive... If Michael Brown was still alive... If Che was still alive... If.... well you get the picture. Guns are bad. That includes cookie guns, paper...
  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/17/2015 9:25:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/17/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Apple's market capitalization of $730 billion may now be more than double that of Exxon Mobil, but when it comes to taxes paid to the US government, it's no contest: the company with record profitability that so many progressive hipsters adore and for whose products they line up with annual regularity is billions of dollars below its "fair" contribution to the US Treasury. Ironically, it is eclipsed by that other company that so many progressives love to hate: Exxon Mobil, which paid $4 billion more in tax than Apple, yet whose valuation has been cut by 15% over the past...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/17/2015 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/17/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Who’s Fighting For 15? Workers Or Big Labor. A nationwide minimum wage protest planned for Wednesday is being called out by critics who claim the self-proclaimed grassroots movement is actually just a paid stunt by big labor. “This is an orchestrated effort,” Ryan Williams, media advisor for Worker Center Watch, said during a press call Monday. “The union has invested upwards of $20 million.” Additionally, as sources for The Daily Caller News Foundation point out, the SEIU has spent $637,243 in strike benefits to some groups involved despite them not reporting any members. The concept refers to when a...
  • Now it’s the Bible that’s sexist

    04/17/2015 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/15 | Judi Mcleod
    According to Pentagon zombies: The 24,000-employee U.S. Pentagon which, like many government agencies, can only lay claim to having roughly 20 percent of females on staff, is on a crash course to take down the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence—because all three “contribute to modern sexism”. Why wait for the enemy to finish off the nation’s three top historical treasures when you can do it right at home in the safety of the Defense Department? Barack Obama’s gutting of the military seems to have left mostly sexism-sniffing zombies sitting behind Pentagon desks. Now that the Marxists...
  • Sweden's Ceaseless Far-Left Bent a Result of Guilt from Shameful (Covert) Nazi Collaboration?

    04/17/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just like with Germany-in-general (and Gunter Grass in particular) Sweden's obsessive liberalism -especially regarding minorities/immigration- could be understood as enduring societal guilt for their forefathers' close collaboration with the Nazis while cowardly claiming to be 'neutral'... Sweden's role as Nazi Germany's key iron ore supplier has been dismissed -as Swiss banking often was- as mere 'commercial' transactions, but it's hard to explain-away new information in a just-released book detailing how the Swedish government assisted the Wehrmacht's invasion of neighboring Norway by offering Sweden's national railways to ferry troops and equipment north, which were then used to defeat the British at Narvik (leading...
  • A Defense of Virtua

    04/17/2015 8:17:45 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/17/15 | Steve Berman
    We have wrought this upon ourselves, America.  We have stripped our republic of its essential virtue and we’re left with nothing but a utopia fit not for men, but only for angels. Not my words:  I’m paraphrasing a man much wiser than I. As the rule of law degrades like wet parchment left to the elements, we find ourselves guided by feelings, reduced to 140-character tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram pictures, and Youtube videos.  Those tweets, posts, pics and videos are then distilled through the worldview sieve (which only allows liberal thought to pass through) into the mainstream media. Today’s America...
  • No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

    04/17/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jon Green
    Yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz sent an email to supporters urging them to send him money to make him president so that he could, as president, protect their right to violently overthrow the president. As the email read: The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty Cruz’s assertion was so absurd...
  • Natural Gas to Wind Energy: You're Nothing Without Me

    04/17/2015 7:51:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/16/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Wind energy in Michigan is approximately two-thirds fossil fuels (predominantly natural gas) used in a less than efficient way, coupled with one-third wind. Most people are unaware of that reality and misinformation flourishes as a result. Case in point: a new study claims to provide comparisons between wind and natural gas by treating them as if they were two totally separate and distinct forms of energy generation. The University of Michigan and Lansing-based consulting firm 5 Lakes Energy are touting a joint study based on a “model” produced at the university. The stated purpose of the study is to provide...
  • A Change In The Weather - Looking At The Current GOP Field

    04/17/2015 7:25:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    Joshuapundit Blogspot ^ | April 13, 2015
    It's early days, and a few people who will likely be running haven't formally announced yet. But I think it's worth looking at Republican contenders for the White House and giving you my initial impressions. I'll be looking at Democrats in a subsequent article. Senator Ted Cruz was the first to announce, and of course caught an initial blast from the Left's media hacks. We certainly can't dignify them with the term 'journalist since so many of them are simply Leftist activists with access to a microphone or a byline. Expect them to ignore blatant violations of law by the...
  • TGIF 'Toons

    04/17/2015 3:12:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Jeb Bush: AG nominee Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 10:45:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 14453 28
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Thursday said Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general. “I hope that they get to a point – I think that presidents have a right to pick their team in general,” said Bush, a potential 2016 GOP contender, at a town hall event in Concord, N.H. “Someone who is supportive of the president’s policies, whether you agree with them or not, there should be some deference to the executive. This should not always be partisan.” Bush swiped at the current attorney general, Eric Holder, saying...
  • My Promise To Ted Cruz: I'll Buy A Gun To Fight Government Tyranny If You Win

    04/16/2015 4:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 16, 2015 | Karoli
    I really mean that. I think Ted Cruz has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as he does of becoming a Democrat in the next six months, but on the outside chance that something about him caught with Republican voters, I'll take the pledge now. As Sahil Kapur at TPM notes, most Republican candidates run on pro-gun stances, but they usually steer clear of suggesting that people should use their guns to revolt against government. This makes sense when you think about it, given that candidates are asking people to vote them into government. "The 2nd Amendment...
  • The Revolver of Reason vs. The Pen of Progressivism

    04/16/2015 2:10:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 4/16/15 | Me
    Any mass shooting in America, let alone a single murder, is without a doubt a grotesque reminder of the evil that lurks in our communities. However, as much as I unconditionally grieve for the victims and their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object rather than the actual lawbreaker. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – immediately blaming the NRA or Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be ripped away by an inescapable vacuum of mass hysteria and mob justice. The same Constitutional terrorists who can’t keep gangs off the streets, or drug dealers out...
  • The legal dilemma posed by pistol-gripped shotguns

    04/16/2015 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Of Arms and the Law ^ | 14 April, 2015 | David Hardy
    <p>Interesting issue ... and here I'm referring to shotguns which were originally made with a rear pistol grip in place of a buttstock.</p> <p>Under the Gun Control Act, the issue seems simple: they are pistols. Very big pistols, but pistols. Thus they have been treated, and sold in large numbers over quite a few years.</p>
  • ISIS Has Camps On U.S. Border, But Obama Says ‘Right-Wing Extremists' Are Greatest Terror Threat

    04/16/2015 1:46:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/15/2015 | Michael Snyder
    ISIS camps have now been discovered directly across the U.S. border with Mexico, ISIS operatives have been captured illegally entering the United States, and ISIS is threatening to conduct a massive campaign of terror against U.S. targets, and yet Barack Obama and his underlings continue to insist that “right-wing extremists” are the greatest terror threat that this nation is facing. One recent survey found that 84 percent of all Americans believe that ISIS is a “direct threat to the USA”, but Obama refuses to secure our borders and he is even allowing dozens of American citizens that fought for ISIS...
  • ICE Director Saldana Tells Congressman: We Follow Obama Rules, Not The Law…

    04/16/2015 11:32:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 16, 2015 | Sundance
    Those following the Obama Immigration Executive Action legal battles will note yesterday Congressman Young was asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Saldana the exact same point outlined in Judge Hanen’s rebuke of the White House. So yesterday ICE Director Saldana is on Capitol Hill answering questions when Republican David Young asks Mrs. Saldana about the conflict between the law, and the rules imposed by President Obama that force border patrol agents to: a.) break the law, or b.) break Obama’s executive action rules. How Saldana replies is, well, JAW DROPPING.
  • WHERE ARE WE TODAY, PART 3

    04/16/2015 10:01:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/16/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    There are those who will try to make us believe that the United States is in a serious state of decline and that the only way to stop it is to turn everything over to the government. Healthcare? We are one step away from single payer. If you want to know how well that works, take a look at England’s Public Health. Infrastructure? That was part of the billion dollar stimulus Obama just had to have. I haven’t seen any benefit from that in my area, have you? Solar Energy? A full posting could not list all the money thrown...
  • Ancient Rome would not stand for an ISIS camp eight miles from them, why is Obama doing nothing?

    04/16/2015 9:38:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/16/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During the height of the glory years of ancient Rome its leaders grow in wealth and power by identifying threats and meeting them head on. Political correctness had no place in deliberations about what to do to counter threats. The Romans reached for their swords their banners and marched against them. Alas those days are gone. They have been blurred and erased by clever enemies who have worked diligently to place their agents deeply into the offices of power and authority in our government and civil life. Our government our media and our schools are corrupted by lies about the...
  • Clinton praises Warren as ‘progressive champion'

    04/16/2015 8:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton lauds Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a “progressive champion” in a Time magazine tribute written amidst calls from the left that Clinton should use the freshman senator as a model in her presidential bid. Praising Warren’s “unflagging determination to level the playing field for hardworking American families” and her goal of helping others “Share in the American Dream,” Clinton compared the senator to the “liberal lion,” former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass). “It was always going to take a special kind of leader to pick up Ted Kennedy’s mantle as senior Senator from Massachusetts—champion of working families and scourge...
  • LA: 40 Shots Required to stop Determined Attacker

    04/16/2015 5:20:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes, 7 shots are not enough.  10 Shots are not enough.  20 shots are not enough, 30 shots are not enough.  In the case related below, 40 shots were required to defeat a determined attacker. Most predators retreat in the face of resistance.  If a predator faces armed resistance very many times, they will be killed or wounded.  In nature, that makes for a short life.  But there are motives for aggression other than predation.  Defending territory and competing for mates are two of them, often intertwined.  Those conflicts are engaged in with fierce dedication.  Without territory or mates, ...
  • Polish Border Police May Block Stalinist Biker Gang from Planned Ride of Red Army Invasion Route

    04/16/2015 2:59:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    A moron Russian biker gang with whom Vladimir Putin is closely allied is planning a two-week ride along the Red Army's invasion routes of 1944-45 to celebrate 70 years since WWII, but naturally, not all the countries the Soviet Union crushed under their tank tracks (then colonized) -i.e. Poland- are welcoming the latest droll Kremlin stunt. First of all, the gang -'Night Wolves'- are basically Vladimir Putin's extra-governmental 'Brown Shirt' street muscle, utilized to bully and intimidate opponents of his vile regime. They run the 'anti-Maidan' movement in Russia -intended to head-off any 'color revolution' in Moscow- while the...
  • Chipotle manager says Hillary didn't tip

    04/16/2015 2:01:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    The manager of an Ohio Chipotle restaurant on Wednesday said Hillary Clinton didn’t drop money in the tip jar during her visit earlier this week. Bloomberg reported that Charles Wright, manager of Chipotle’s Maumee, Ohio, location, said Clinton left no change after placing her order Monday afternoon. “Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left,” Wright said of the Democratic presidential candidate’s spending. Clinton, who was on her way to Iowa, visited the Maumee franchise during its afternoon lunch rush alongside Huma Abedin, the vice chairwoman of her presidential campaign. Employees did not recognize...
  • Bergdahl’s Biggest Worry Is Rare ‘Misbehavior Before the Enemy’ Charge

    04/16/2015 1:38:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine's The Cable Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kate Brannen
    n addition to desertion, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces an unusual charge: misbehavior before the enemy. Of the two, it is the far more serious charge, carrying with it a maximum punishment of life behind bars, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction in rank, and the loss of the tens of thousands of dollars of pay and benefits Bergdahl earned after joining the military over six years ago. The misbehavior charge is so rare that there aren’t many examples of how the military justice system has handled it in the past. The Army said that it had such a case in...
  • Ramos: US ‘Judged’ By the Way It Treats ‘Vulnerable’ Illegal Immigrants (Univision/Fusion anchor)

    04/16/2015 1:15:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 15, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos argued that countries are judged by how they treat “the most vulnerable, and here we have 11 million [illegal immigrants] who are vulnerable,” and that opposition to immigration reform and DACA would prevent Republicans from getting Latino voters on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Ramos began by discussing the presidential runs of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, saying “they’re making history. They’re really making history…for our community, for the Latino community, it is huge that we have two candidates,” although he added the historical nature of their candidacies wasn’t discussed because...
  • LETTERS: Candidate Ted Cruz; oil and gas interests

    04/15/2015 11:04:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 15, 2015 | Various
    Candidate Ted Cruz A declared presidential candidate has a proven track record that supports his promises to honor the Constitution and his Christian faith. He has the audacity to imagine smaller, less-intrusive government, healthcare between doctor and patient without government, a greatly simplified tax system with a flat tax, a strong military, our unabridged right to bear arms, a controlled southern border and education controlled by the states — not by the federal government or the United Nations. These positions synchronize with those of George Washington, the remainder of our Founding Fathers and Ronald Reagan. How refreshing! For these views...
  • Is Newark the Next Brooklyn?

    04/15/2015 9:55:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jason Nark
    The “homeless billionaire,” a world-renowned architect and the future of Brick City.Newark is building again. Yes, that Newark—the city in Jersey that burned after the ’67 riots, the one that helped to define “white flight,” that struggles still with almost impenetrable unemployment and homelessness and crime. That city is building. And here it all is—its past and present and future—pouring through Irene Hall’s floor-to-ceiling windows downtown: the whites and browns of the Old First Presbyterian Church, founded in 1666; haggard red brick facades with windows sealed off by cinderblock; the neon blue lights of Hotel Indigo, which opened last year...
  • The Father of Chelsea Clinton's Husband....Pleaded Guilty to Fraud....

    04/15/2015 8:37:10 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    Snopes.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Snopes
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/mezvinsky.asp "...'Fast Eddie' [Mezvinsky] got caught with his hand in the till. He cheated investors out of more than $10 million dollars. He went to prison for several years. This weekend, his son married Chelsea Clinton. Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/mezvinsky.asp#i2s7uTvAJedqrvge.99
  • Doctor negligence in Peshawar government hospital newly born baby died

    04/15/2015 8:02:00 PM PDT · by musarratullah
    Peshawar, Family of the deceased newly born baby has blocked the road near Peshawar press club on Wednesday. They stage a protest on sher shah sori road Peshawar and chanted slogans against attitude of the Khyber teaching hospital Peshawar doctors. During protest they blocked the road with the dead body of newly born baby. Traffic remained blocked for 30 minute because of the protest , passengers’ who were using the road , also participated in protest and condemn the non professional act of KTH doctors , due to which the newly born baby died and his mother is in ICU...
  • UN Security Council Approves Yemen Sanctions and Arms Embargo Resolution

    04/15/2015 5:58:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Joseph Klein
    If Iran defies the Yemen arms embargo. it will have demonstrated its utter contempt for any international constraints, which should give Congress and Obama administration even more pause in expecting Iran to ever allow access The United Nations Security Council approved on April 14th a resolution regarding the situation in Yemen. The resolution, which was adopted by a vote of 14 in favor, with only Russia abstaining, strongly condemned the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and demanded that all Yemeni parties resume UN-brokered negotiations on a transition to democracy. The resolution, reaffirmed the Security Council’s support for the “legitimacy” of Abdo Rabbo...
  • Supreme Court’s Supreme Problems

    04/15/2015 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Is the Supreme Court broken? MSNBC asks, “Is the Supreme Court broken?” The logic in the online article that asks that question has some merit, and in fact, in some ways the writer asks the right questions. Sometimes, leftists teeter on the truth, but usually their ideology doesn’t allow them to locate the right answers. The basis of Gabe Roth’s questions about the Supremes in his MSNBC article stems from a question that liberal left statist Justice Stephen Breyer asked. “Why should nine unelected people be making decisions that affect you in an important way? And why should you support...