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  • Are progressives now out there openly calling for a planned economy?

    02/26/2012 7:30:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Normally, progressives will try to hide their claims and goals in dubious sounding fluff code words. "Economic justice" and so forth. But not here. The call has actually been made for a planned economy. I did a little bit of searching, and I think this may be the first sign of it. So if history is our guide, they're going to call more and more for a planned economy in the future. It's what the progressives really want. A Planned Economy for the 1% This thing is loaded with fallacies from front to back. First off, if they're "planning for...
  • Organizing chaos or not letting tragedy go to waste?

    02/26/2012 7:14:17 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Are massive Leftist protests planned for Chicago’s G8-NATO summit this May, the RNC Convention in August and a rumored time line for Israel’s “Sweet Spot” early this fall to attack Iran all being orchestrated by the Obama campaign in an unparalleled get out the vote push that is an October surprise to sweep him back into office? “The Republican National Convention brings together some of the worst politicians that this country has to offer,” organizers say as they are calling on national and international protestors to converge to “Say NO to the Republican Agenda!” The Fight Back News flier says...
  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    02/26/2012 6:50:15 AM PST · by evilrooster · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The patient is in a fragile state and taking a turn for the worst.  Foreclosures continue to rise, unemployment remains unbearable, gas prices are rising and are expected to go to historic levels, our enemies mock us and our allies fear us, the Constitution is being shredded and the ever-increasing deficit will destroy us. Yes, the patient is the United States. Who would you most trust as the “doctor?Doctor Obama’s solution is simple and straightforward. Apply a tourniquet around the patient’s neck and keep on tightening it.Mitt Romney says he “severely” disagrees with Doctor Obama. He thinks he has it...
  • Mitt Romney's Radical Economy-killing Policies are Now Being Implemented Nation-wide

    02/26/2012 6:08:12 AM PST · by jenk · 10 replies ^ | 2/26/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    I have spent a good amount of time researching modern environmentalism, its rabid enthusiasts and its choke-hold on the economy. I didn't ever plan to until a coal plant was proposed in my town, and I watched as government and environmental groups worked shoulder to shoulder to stop it from happening, no matter what accommodations the energy company proposed. So, this video of Mitt Romney means so much to me, and when accidentally finding it a few weeks ago, I dug a little deeper until I realized what a pickle Romney would be in if he becomes President. Romney says...
  • Uncivil Rights

    02/26/2012 4:35:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The civil rights movement is a success story, so much so that any and every movement has found that it can borrow the narrative and tactics of it to ram through whatever measures it likes. And so we come to the year 2012 where civil rights means men in dresses having the right to use the ladies room and the right of terrorist groups to be free from police scrutiny-- among many other equally insane "rights". Much as the Civil Rights movement went from trying to reverse legal inequality embedded in law to trying to enforce an equality of outcome...
  • Hedging its bets, Google picks Romney backer [Molinari] as new top Washington lobbyist

    02/26/2012 4:19:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill - Hillicon Valley tech report ^ | February 26, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    By hiring former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.), a supporter of Mitt Romney, to head its lobbying team, Google is hedging its bets on the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. The Internet giant already has close connections with the Obama administration. Company Chairman Eric Schmidt advised Obama during his 2008 campaign and is a frequent guest at the White House. Google employees are the third biggest contributors to Obama's re-election campaign, according to campaign finance data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. But with so much at stake in legislation and policy, Google wants to be on good terms...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    02/26/2012 1:47:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week... Baloo More at Reaganite Republican
  • Is Israel losing Temple Mount war?

    02/25/2012 10:14:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Ynet ^ | February 25, 2012 | Amir Shoan
    Ynetnews special: Why is Israeli government covering up Muslim effort to erase any trace of Jewish history on Temple Mount? Archeology expert: Excavations barbaric, a crime. Ira Pasternack couldn't believe his eyes. The tractor's huge blade was lifted high up and then brought down with great force, shattering the ancient floors on Temple Mount. The large clods of earth exposed by the work were cast aside by the mustachioed driver. Yet even an amateur archeologist could spot the priceless remnants of Jewish, Christian and Muslim history being cast away. A few hours earlier, on a steaming July day in 2007,...
  • Kagan Must Recuse Herself from Obamacare Case

    02/25/2012 6:54:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2012 | Sen. Jeff Sessions
    Kagan Must Recuse Herself from Obamacare Case -Sen. Jeff Sessions February 23, 2012 As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administration’s legal defense of its domestic agenda priority — Obamacare. It could be no surprise to President Obama who appointed her to the Supreme Court that any former solicitor general would have many conflicts for years to come. Now, the Court will soon hear a constitutional challenge to the health-care law. Despite mounting evidence of her substantial participation in the administration’s legal defense of that...
  • Now This Is An Interesting Question (gunwalker)

    02/25/2012 6:05:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 24 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Local reporters in Arizona are asking whether guns, ammo, and cash found in a raid on a "stash house" are tied to Operation Fast and Furious. The story is from CBS 5, KPHO, out of Phoenix. The items were found in a raid by the AZ DPS Gang Task Force. The house was reportedly by used by a "rip crew." If you'll remember, it was a rip crew that got into the shootout that left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead.
  • Deception: Obama claims credit for oil production increase

    02/25/2012 5:45:34 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2012 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama is touting an increase in oil production as one of his accomplishments. Here is the chart and info from (accent is mine) Since taking office, President Obama has called for an “all-of-the-above” approach to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, including an increase in safe and responsible oil production here at home. Today, America’s oil production is at its highest level in eight years: Does Obama deserve any credit for this or is it all those oil drilling permits former President G. W. Bush issued? Bush increased oil drilling permits 70% from the Clinton era. Let's see...
  • Socialism and the Hegelian Dialectic

    02/25/2012 3:05:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-25-12 | JohnGalt
    A thought has been tumbling around in my head for quite some time and it wasnÂ’t until a posting by one of our resident liberal friends that the picture became clear. Have you ever wondered why, exactly, there is such depth and magnitude of conflict politically? My first instinct was to attribute it simply to peopleÂ’s varied opinions on issues and leave it at that. But then, I noticed a trend. That is, that when a conflict seemed to resolve itself, it soon became the flash point for another conflict to develop. And on certain issues, this has continued...
  • Presidential Apology Fails

    02/25/2012 12:52:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s apology for the burning of Korans by US troops stationed in Afghanistan failed to stem riots that have already claimed numerous lives, including two US soldiers. “The burning was inadvertent,” Obama insisted. “Troops ignorant of the document’s demands that Muslims have a religious obligation to kill Jews, apostates, and unbelievers thought they were burning terrorist propaganda. We have been trying to reeducate our servicemen, but it is difficult to break through to people raised to believe that ‘turning the other cheek’ represents a religious ideal. They cannot conceive that a holy book might command the faithful to slay...
  • “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”

    During his 2008 campaign for President Barack Obama did not lie about everything. When it came to the price of gasoline he was very up front about his intentions to cripple and bankrupt America by raising the price of energy. Obama’s “zealot” mistake To accomplish this destruction Obama had to select an equally foaming at the mouth anti capitalism zealot to help him. He selected Steven Chu and made him our Energy Secretary. That is proving to be a mistake for Obama and a blessing for us. To Obama’s chagrin he is learning that for purposes of engineering a sneak...
  • Exploiting Obama’s Achilles Heel – “It’s The Economy, Stupid”

    02/25/2012 9:36:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-12 | Mataharley
    While the two front runners still follow the Obama contraceptive distraction down the political rabbit hole, and away from Obama's record, at least the two "also rans" - Ron Paul and Newt - are trying to remain focused on the winning issues important to voters, needed for a Nov win of the WH… the economy, and by proxy, prices at the pump. Say what you will about Ron Paul's idiosyncrasies on foreign policy - and I have - but his efforts to continue driving home foolhardy Fed policies that tank the US dollar and out of control spending need...
  • GOP Approach to Energy Belittled

    02/25/2012 9:26:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu vigorously assailed what he labeled “the GOP’s simplistic approach to energy policy. They are fixated on the notion that increased supplies are the answer. They would have the American people believe that increased supplies will improve availability of gasoline. Well, I’ve got news for them. Americans aren’t as stupid as they think.” Chu mocked Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s promise to roll back gasoline prices to $2.50 per gallon, calling it “an attempt to turn back to the failed policies of the past. The crux of this Administration’s efforts on the energy front have...
  • Paul Ryan's line item veto circumvents founder's intentions - Crowns President!

    02/25/2012 9:18:38 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 14 replies
    2-25-12 | johnwk
    As Tea Party Activists must know by now, the House passed line item veto powers for president Obama. SEE: US House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto Thursday February 9, 2012 “WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to give President Barack Obama a limited line-item veto authority on Wednesday in a rare display of bipartisanship on bitterly divisive spending and budget issues.” CLICK HERE for the roll call vote. I never though Paul Ryan would sell out to the Washington Establishment and approve granting this blackmailing power to the President, and ignore our Constitution’s written procedure regarding...
  • The Democrat Race Lie

    02/25/2012 9:12:26 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Black & Right ^ | Bob Parks
    In 2010, Democrats gave their website a facelift and whitewash. Check out the screenshot to see what they used to say about their civil rights history compared to now. "Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act." "On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight. We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America." This...
  • Texas Politician Charged With Drug Trafficking

    02/25/2012 8:55:48 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/25/12 | Friends of Ours
    Ain't that rich. A Texas politician who crusaded against drugs has been charged by federal authorities with trafficking the wacky weed. The DEA arrested El Paso County Commissioner Guillermo "Willie" Gandara Jr. on Wednesday as reported by Daniel Borunda for the El Paso Times: "the federal indictment alleges that Gandara was nicknamed the 'Godfather' and conspired to distribute more than 110 pounds of marijuana and that the drugs would be stored for distribution at a property the commissioner owned on Coker Road in his hometown of Socorro." Last year Gandara's father, former Socorro Mayor Willie Gandara Sr., was indicted on...
  • Choice Neighborhoods Initiative – “The Better Way?” – JOBS!

    02/25/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/24/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has proposed S. 624, The Choice Neighborhoods Bill. The Bill calls for $350 million in 2012 for competitive grants to revitalize distressed neighborhoods. Bear in mind that Stanford University recently built a business school campus for $345 million. And this Bill purports to spend $350 million for neighborhood revitalization with expensive green technology. This Bill is a makeover of the HOPE VI program that was less than a success (although it worked about as well as other government initiatives). As of June 1, 2010 there have been 254 HOPE VI Revitalization grants awarded to 132 housing...