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  • Detroit Water and Sewage Department Shows Problem With Government Unions

    08/17/2012 6:07:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    There’s something rotten in the state of Detroit Water and Sewage Department operations. A new report by the independent firm EMA out of St. Paul, Minn., shows massive overspending and recommends that four out of every five jobs be outsourced or eliminated. Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press, observes that this entity has become a jobs program run for the benefit of its employees, not taxpayers and water consumers: For years, hundreds of thousands of metro Detroiters have been paying millions of dollars for what they thought was water. Instead, they were funding jobs at the...
  • Soft Despotism, Hungry Children, and $600 Fines

    08/16/2012 8:34:24 PM PDT · by Sark · 5 replies
    Every problem seems to require a government solution in modern America. This is a clear departure from our nation's early history, as described by French historian and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville. In his famous work, Democracy in America, Tocqueville marvels at the American tendency to embrace voluntary associations in order to solve our problems. "Americans of all ages, all conditions, all minds constantly unite. ...Americans use associations to give fêtes, to found seminaries, to build inns, to raise churches, to distribute books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they create hospitals, prisons, schools. ...Everywhere that, at...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • Marc Rich, Pollard, Holder

    08/16/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT · by idov · 3 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    Twelve years ago Eric Holder enabled the pardon of Marc Rich, the biggest tax thief in history, at Israel's request, instead of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy now in his 27th year in prison. Now Israel is pushing for Pollard. It's again Holder's turn to call the shot. Don't think Pollard will get thumbs up from Holder as Rich did. Holder only does favors for four groups now as I explain below in my blog entry. (Only partly tongue in cheek.) Then there’s Eric (“the Unconscionable”) Holder, the guy who’s supposed to make the call. To get Holder to recommend...
  • The Bets Are In, The Stakes Are High

    08/16/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 6 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | Aug, 15, 2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    When Barack Obama made his since-gone-viral “you didn’t build that” speech (Twitter #YDBT) he turned over a very telling card in a socialist hand that he’s been building since his 2008 campaign. Now that DC Hold’em 2012 is in full play, the cards are taking shape for everyone to see. As you might recall during the 2008 campaign, Obama told Ohio resident “Joe the Plumber” that we needed to “spread the wealth.” There were plenty of savvy political players who believed that he had just tipped his hand, yet the suckers remained at the table and checked their bets. Then...
  • The Real Culprit Behind High Food Prices

    08/16/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 20 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | 8/16/12 | Coyote Blogger
    The Real Culprit Behind High Food Prices August 15, 2012, 2:06 pm Here is an amazing bit of data on where the US corn crop goes: The Department of Agriculture says the corn crop in the US will be down 13% due to the drought.  But corn available for food uses is down 40% due to the ethanol mandate.  You do the math.  Wait, I don't trust your math.  I will do it for you:PS-  It's kind of amazing the supposed worst drought ever has dropped corn yields by just 13%.  Hurray for modern agriculture.   This year we will...
  • Statements of Facts May Not Yield Truths

    08/16/2012 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 14 replies
    08-16-12 | Self
    When we were kids, we saw the damage a twisted truth or unfounded rumor can do to another person. As adults, we have a duty to uncover the truth through contemplation and evaluation. When we fail to examine “facts” as they are presented, we become the audience in a farce is played-out before our eyes. An example of facts-as-farce is happening now. Harry Reid accuses Romney of going ten years without paying taxes. This fact is actually true because during the first ten years of Romney's life he did not pay taxes and lived with his parents. But Reid's statement...
  • Vanity - Why doesn't Sheldon Adelson Buyout a major media outlet?

    08/16/2012 1:20:05 PM PDT · by jcsjcm · 30 replies
    I think this is a great question! Just why don't the conservatives buyout some of the major networks and then eliminate anyone (which is everyone) that doesn't show a bi-partisan approach when dealing with politics? There should be no defending when a question is asked. There should be no attacking when a question is asked. A journalist is there to present you with the opinion of the person they are interviewing, not the opinion of themselves. I just don't get why they are all owned and operated by liberal hacks.... Well, that's my rant for the day!
  • US Sugar Policy: Not So Sweet for the Economy

    08/16/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT · by 92nina · 39 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-13 | Laurel Kays
    According the USDA estimates, the United States will use approximately 11,885,000 tons of sugar in fiscal year 2012-2013. Yet despite this incredibly large and ever increasing use of sugar, few Americans are aware of the economic price we pay for the government’s cartel-like control of the US sugar market. With Congress expected to reconsider the 2012 Farm Bill when it returns to DC in September, it is important to understand how this control operates and the economic harm it causes to US interests. Sugar prices in the United States are kept artificially high through a 3-part system of economic controls....
  • GOP Fumbles: On Verge of Giving Union Huge Pension Win

    08/16/2012 10:51:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2012 | Jack McHugh
    On May 17, the Michigan Senate voted for a transformational fiscal reform by closing the defined-benefit school pension system to new hires starting in 2013, and instead giving these workers generous 401(k) contributions. This came as a surprise, because the only reforms on the table before the vote were useful, if comparatively minor tweaks, to the existing defined-benefit system, which creates an additional layer of long-term taxpayer liabilities every time a new school employee is hired. What changed in the hours before that vote was that Sens. Mark Jansen, R-Gaines Township, and Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, two legislators with...
  • Hillary Goes to Hollywood, Hollywood Comes to Hillary

    08/16/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Equipping U.S. embassies with the unlimited ability to show movies to residents and visitors over the next five years could cost taxpayers more than $1.5 million. The U.S. Department of State claims the expenditure is necessary since the U.S. uses "feature films as programming tools to support foreign policy objectives." State's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau awarded the sole-source contract to the Motion Picture Licensing Corp. (MPLC) , which it says is the only source that can provide a worldwide blanket-viewing license for 800 facilities. According to a Statement of Work that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine...
  • Auto Bailout Legacy: GM's European Nightmare

    08/16/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 16, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Three years into their forced marriage with GM, the American taxpayers have seen the value of their investment in GM deteriorate by approximately $24 billion, largely due to continuing European losses. Exposure in Europe has contributed to crushing the value of GM's stock due to its chaotic and failing Opel unit in Germany. While government, journalists and Wall Street sympathizers have given the Obama Administration and GM leadership an almost incomprehensible pass on this value destruction and massive loss (presumably due to the macro-economic nature of the crisis), it's time to call for the accountability that this new Board was...
  • The Bellman Is Ringing

    08/16/2012 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-12 | Skookum
    There is a curious incident in American literature, an incident that leaves many literate children snickering at an absurd situation. I am writing of the Bellman's bizarre odyssey, in Lewis Carroll's, “The Hunting Of The Snark”; however, this short epic poem of adventure and tragedy could be set in modern times, for it is eerily similar to our present situation. Yes, when we consider the absurdity of selling guns to drug cartels, and after hundreds of people are killed with those same weapons, proclaiming the need for tighter gun control, and giving a failed auto company to its union,...
  • Pictures of Obama's illegal aliens lined up to steal American jobs will burn him in November

    08/16/2012 9:20:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A picture of “tens of thousands” of Barack Obama’s Chicago’s illegal aliens, lining up to complete the process to “legally” steal jobs from unemployed/underemployed Americans will prove the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” For Americans searching for work this image has to be downright sickening. It will come back to bite Barack Obama in November. Initially when Barack Obama decided to use our money our jobs and our lives to buy Hispanic votes with his illegal amnesty of illegal aliens it seemed like he had produced a stroke of genius. The media fawned over the president...
  • A Must See Political Ad That a Helped Newcomer Defeat 12 Term Incumbent in Florida Primary

    08/16/2012 8:28:57 AM PDT · by OneVike · 19 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/16/12 | Chuck Wolk
    This has got to be one of the best, if not the best, political ads of the season. Regardless of where you stand as far as incumbents vs their challengers go, you must admit that this was one great political ad. It very well could be the reason enough voters were influenced to pull the lever for Tea party challenger, Ted Yoho of Gainesville FL, over the 12 term incumbent, Cliff Stearns, in the primary for Florida's 3 district.While I am always happy to see a Tea Party candidate defeat a Rino, I must admit to being a bit confused...
  • We now have a “Comeback Team” to save a nation too beautiful to lose

    08/16/2012 8:21:10 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jerry Todd, staff writer
    Do we ever make the best choices to build and serve a great nation? A dollar given is a dollar received by the one in need, yet; It costs $1.20 in donations to deliver $1 in services; It costs $2 in state taxes to deliver $1 in services; and It costs $4 in federal taxes to deliver $1 in services. Plain talk on simple economics, from the National Association of Life Underwriters, explains why big government isn’t always a great idea. The closer to the point of need, the better and the more diverse the solutions – the American secret....
  • Does the United States Have The 'Smallest Government in 45 Years'?

    08/16/2012 7:56:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/15/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Government workers at all levels are taking a larger share of all compensation and getting paid more than in the past. Yet, an editor at a national magazine claims government is the smallest since the 1960s. "We now have our smallest government in 45 years," said Jordan Weissmann, an associate editor at The Atlantic. Weissman based his opinions on an analysis done by The Hamilton Project, a public policy offshoot of The Brookings Institution. But Weissmann’s claim is based on the number of government jobs as a percent of the total population. It deserves a closer look. James Hohman, fiscal...
  • Summertime Blues: Jobless Claims, Housing Starts and Consumer Comfort

    08/16/2012 7:32:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/16/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    US Initial Jobless Claims rose last week to 366,000 from a revised (upwards) print of 364,000. Essentially, jobless claims are back to mid January levels. Housing starts fell to 746,000 in July from a revised print of 754,000 in June. But if you look closely at the data, 1 unit detached housing starts are flat (blue) while multifamily (5+) starts continue to accelerate (gold). We see a similar picture with building permits. Multifamily permits (gold) are skyrocketing. Single unit starts are increasing, but multifamily is the name of the game. So, we seem to be returning to a renter rather...
  • CARTOON: En Gourd

    08/16/2012 7:15:14 AM PDT · by daletoons · 1 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 8-16-12 | Dale
    Pressure is increasing on Uncle Joe to step aside and allow Barack to pick a less embarrassing Democrat for the number two position on the ticket. Until such an event occurs, the Romney-Ryan team will have to prepare for a bout with numb-skulled Joe. Romney's debate experts, tasked with finding the best proxy opponent to practice against, winnowed their choices down to a bag of damp sand and a butternut squash. The verbal feint, thrust and parry abilities were identical for the sand and squash, but in the final analysis, the butternut's penchant for wildly disconnected false accusation won the...
  • New Black Panthers’ Hell-Born Hate

    08/16/2012 4:42:55 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/16/2012 | Gina Miller
    God tells us in His Word that people who reject Him, and by default accept Satan, will fall under the sway of a reprobate and deluded mind. They will be deeply deceived and unable to perceive truth, because they first hated the truth. We see the reality of this daily in people all around us, but one stark example is found in the New Black Panther Party cult. We would be hard-pressed to find a more hellishly deceived bunch of idiots. They are the true representation of a racist, hate group. These are the same goons who had two of...
  • The Death of an American Mule

    08/16/2012 4:27:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Think of a hybrid, whether it's one of those ubiquitous bailout-backed vehicles that you see happy families driving around town in bailout-backed commercials or magnificent beasts such as the Liger, the Wolphin or the humble Mule. Hybrids are impressive at times, but they don't have much of a future. Our system is an ungainly hybrid of capitalism and socialism that began when socialism was inserted as a humanizing fallback position for capitalism. Capitalism riding on socialism was meant to be more moral than the naked variety. But lately capitalism has turned into the horse and socialism into the rider, and...
  • The Importance of Congress’s All-Time Low 10% Approval Rating

    08/15/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Sark · 9 replies
    As we move closer to November, Congress definitely isn't growing any more popular. Gallup's latest nationwide poll reveals that just 10% of Americans actually approve of the job that the 112th Congress is doing. That's the lowest percentage in the history of Gallup polling on the subject. This is actually the second time Congress sunk that low just this year, as it also hit that mark in February. No doubt, this new poll provides fresh ammunition for critics of the current Congress. While those critics range across the ideological and political spectrum, the loudest among them by far are Democrats....
  • Team Obama's Plan: Send in the Clown and Run Out the Clock

    08/15/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 10 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    <p>They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.</p> <p>Folks, Where’s it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?</p> <p>Today, national discussion is focused on whether or not Joe Should Go, or how Obama can fail to condemn the “Chains” comment and what similar statements Republicans might have uttered. All of this, instead of looking at one simple fact.</p>
  • Obama Amnesty Begins for Millions of Illegal Aliens: Work Permits, No Safeguards Against Fraud

    08/15/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    By John HillStand With Arizona Obama's lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation and work permits, with far looser provisions and requirements than were ever imagined in any version of the 3-times defeated 'Dream Act' in Congress. Thanks to Obama's decree on June 15th, blanket amnesty for illegal aliens under 30 begins today as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins accepting applications for “deferred action” and...
  • Suzanne Barr ICE Accused of Lewd Conduct: Janet Napolitano Accused of Running Female Frat House

    08/15/2012 5:37:39 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 25 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    <p>What will it take for agents protecting our borders to be taken seriously? Answer: the Obama administration's rear ends ripped of all authority. In August 2010, SEVEN THOUSAND ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) agents voted "No Confidence" in their leadership and specifically "Acting" Director John Morton and Phyllis Coven. Morton is still the "acting" Director. Suzanne Barr, a Chief of Staff at the agency is now accused of "lewd" conduct in the working environment.</p>
  • Bishop EW Jackson Defends Gabby Douglas: Time for Christians to Turn Backs on Democrat Party

    08/15/2012 5:30:01 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Bishop E. W Jackson says the Democrat Party has a "cult-like devotion" to abortion and tells of a Progressive "journalist" attacking Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas, the 2012 Olymics Gold Medalist in Gymnanastics from the U.S., for giving the "glory to God" for her success. Case in point: Mary Elizabeth Williams, journalist for the progressive online magazine Salon.com, wrote, “I've often wondered what it is about Christians like Douglas that unnerves me so ... Douglas and her ilk seem to espouse a faith based on what is commonly referred to as 'The God of Parking Spaces.'” Williams doesn't believe we need God,...
  • Artur Davis Former Obama Campaign CoChair Stumps for Romney: Highly Educated Black Turns GOP

    08/15/2012 5:20:10 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 16 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Former Democrat Alabama Congressman Artur Davis stepped to the stage and seconded Obama's 2008 presidential nomination. He served as Obama's campaign co-chair in 2008. Today Davis is a Republican and in Virginia campaigning for Mitt Romney. He served in Congress from 2003 to 2011. He was the first Congressman to endorse Obama, and the first from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to demand that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) surrender his gavel as head of the House Ways and Means Committee in the wake of his many-tentacled scandals. He is the only member of the CBC to vote against ObamaCare, and as...
  • Artur Davis Former Obama Campaign CoChair Stumps for Romney: Highly Educated Black Turns GOP

    08/15/2012 5:19:42 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 1 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Former Democrat Alabama Congressman Artur Davis stepped to the stage and seconded Obama's 2008 presidential nomination. He served as Obama's campaign co-chair in 2008. Today Davis is a Republican and in Virginia campaigning for Mitt Romney. He served in Congress from 2003 to 2011. He was the first Congressman to endorse Obama, and the first from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to demand that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) surrender his gavel as head of the House Ways and Means Committee in the wake of his many-tentacled scandals. He is the only member of the CBC to vote against ObamaCare, and as...
  • The Islamization of Knowledge in the New Egypt

    08/15/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 15, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Well, when you’ve got totalitarian ambitions, and you’ve already started locking up dissenting journalists, what’s the next logical step? If you’re the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, newly minted president of Egypt, it is obvious: start banning books. Morsi’s government has reportedly banned importation of A History of the Modern Middle East, a well-known textbook by William L. Cleveland (who died in 2006) and Martin P. Bunton. The Egyptian daily, Al-Ahram, says no reason was given for the ban. The reason, however, is patent to anyone familiar with the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the highest Brotherhood priorities is the “Islamization of...
  • Nevada's housing problems: Do you want solutions or sound bites?

    08/15/2012 1:49:15 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 1 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | August 15, 2012 | Victor Joecks
    Government created the housing bubble and has failed to fix the inevitable housing crash that followed — even after four years of trying. So what do believers in liberty and free enterprise propose? Freedom. Enforce contracts. Let the market work by allowing foreclosures. Is it going to be painful for some? Absolutely. But that pain — created by government inflating the housing bubble — is inevitable. Prolonging it is only hurting more and more people by delaying the recovery. And that's the true tragedy in this. By rewarding foreclosure, current government policy is ensuring that Nevada will have more foreclosure...
  • Shooting at Family Research Council - Shooter Opposed Chick-Fil-A & FRC's Pro-Life Pro-Family Agenda

    08/15/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 43 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Bellow
    A hero guard was shot today as he stopped a gunman from entering the Family Research Council in Washington DC. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Family Research Council is a Christian, conservative based organization. Fox News reports that witnesses say the shooter was speaking out against the Family Research Council's Pro-Life, Pro-Family agenda as he tried to enter the building. A security Guard stopped the shooter to ask where he was going and that is when the security guard was shot. Thankfully, the guard fought back, even after being shot, and was able to...
  • Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending

    08/15/2012 1:04:24 PM PDT · by jcsjcm · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | AmericanRoadmap
    I do realize that this was posted several days ago. I'm not sure if it was posted at a good time since there were only 2 replies. If you haven't seen this video, watch it! As Paul Ryan talked more and more, Obama got angrier and angrier. It was quite painful, but soooo amusing! I kept waiting for his middle finger to come up holding his face up. I wish we the video went longer to hear what Obama wanted to say at the end. Great video on a highly intelligent Paul Ryan.
  • Ex-Philly Mayor Frank Rizzo's Daughter Charged In Gambling And Money Laundering Ring

    08/15/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/15/12 | Friends of Ours
    The feds have charged so-called "gentleman gambler" Joseph "Joe Vito" Mastronardo, his wife Joanna, their son Joey, and Joe Vito's brother John, with twelve others for their alleged roles in a multimillion dollar gambling and money laundering operation as reported by George Anastasia for The Inquirer: "the Mastronardo brothers, legendary figures in the sports betting business, have long been targets of law enforcement." Joanna is the daughter of the late Frank Rizzo who was police commissioner and then mayor of Philadelphia during the 1960s and 1970s, and "lawyer Martin Weinberg, the closest adviser to Rizzo for 20 years, said Rizzo...
  • Obamacare Doubles Premiums for Many Americans

    08/15/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT · by 92nina · 15 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    In a recent campaign speech in Cincinnati Ohio President Obama claimed "premiums will go down." However, studies on the effects of Obamacare evidence premiums will not go down but will increase for "a material portion of the population." Specifically the young and healthy will be burdened by exponential increases in their premiums as a result of Obamacare. An article published by the Washington Post today compiled numerous studies from around the country, all of which indicated that Obamacare will lead to sharp premium increases for young and healthy Americans. President Obama's campaign promise that "premiums will go down" finds no...
  • In Dec AP surveyed leading economists on Romney’s economic plan: now they wish they hadn’t

    08/15/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last December, before Mitt Romney captured the Republican nomination for president, the Associated Press surveyed over 400 of America’s leading economists about their opinion of his economic plans. At that point there were still several candidates in the ongoing Republican primary so this “survey” was likely an attempt to stir up division among the Republican rank and file. The results showed that by 2 to 1 America’s economists favored Romney’s ideas. Now the survey is public knowledge and the AP is stuck with the results. America’s economists believe that Barack Obama’s policies are killing America. This is what the economists...
  • Say What?...Stupid Things Liberals Say; Aug 15th Edition

    08/15/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-15-12 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Obama to some Olympic wrestlers: "You know, for wrestlers you smell pretty good." Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), remembering that, six months ago, conservative Allen West brought Chick-fil-A food in for the Congressional Black Caucus to eat:  "We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice...[But West] sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?  That was an `in your face.' Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended."  6 months ago. ...
  • Obama demands court uphold his "right" to ignore Constitution

    08/15/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/15/2012 | Doug Book
    Obama’s Department of Justice is demanding a federal judge dismiss the injunction with which she sought to uphold the constitutional rights of the American people. On May 16th, federal judge Kathleen Forrest granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Barack Obama and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), striking down those sections of the Act which provide the president the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without benefit of their 5th and 6th Amendment rights. Under the terms of the Act, Obama had been given exclusive authority to direct members of the US military...
  • What Team Romney Could Learn from Red Five

    08/15/2012 7:48:50 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 6 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    Star Wars fans still grip their chairs when Luke and the rebel fighters hurtle down the Death Star trenches amidst deathly fire from the Empire’s incoming. As ships are vaporized and Vader hones in on them, Red Five exhorts everyone to: Stay on Target. Stay on Target. Dear Romney-Ryan Campaign, you must learn from Red Five. The “Target” of any good campaign is The Plan. Every moment of campaign communication should focus on a unique message, “Here are the problems and this is our plan.” Everything else is empty space. Yesterday Vice President Joe Biden somehow acquired, in place of...
  • Obama and Jarrett - Brought Together By Fickle Fate or Something More?

    08/15/2012 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 2 replies
    The Grey Enigma ^ | 8/14/2012 | Trevor Louden
    Henry Wallace’s Progressive Party of the 1940s was nothing but a tool the Communist Party USA – and by extension, the Soviet Union. Today’s Democratic Party is also heavily infiltrated by the now pro-Chinese Communist Party USA and their almost as equally extreme comrades from Democratic Socialists of America. It turns out that around this time, Vernon Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy – the youth wing of the Communist Party.
  • Obama Surreptitiously Implementing a Radical Plan to DESTROY American Suburbs

    08/15/2012 6:49:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    High fuel prices... redistributive taxes... electric cars with a 30 mi range It should come to no surprise to any casual observer of US politcs that Barack Obama and his 'progressive' ilk hate suburbanites almost as much as they do clingers, save some residual hope-n-changey soccer moms out there in the greenbelt, maybe. But if a new book by Stanley Kurtz has any truth to it, the Obama Administration abhors the actual, physical suburbs that produce these irritatingly self-confident types, too- and have already actively targeted the suburban lifestyle -glittering icon of the American standard-of-living the world over- for destruction.  Typical of this despicable regime's m.o....
  • Joe Biden - Bearing false witness, as usual!

    08/15/2012 6:38:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | August 28, 2008 | ThetownCrier
    n 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in an auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident. Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him. Last night CBS Inside Edition reports, “In a striking moment in December...
  • Paul Ryan no help to Mitt Romney with Hispanics

    08/15/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    Politico.com ^ | By EMILY SCHULTHEIS and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote by a wider margin than any Republican presidential candidate in over a decade, and strategists in both parties say he may have made a bad situation worse with his selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. What’s clear is that Romney’s lagging fortunes among Hispanics are unlikely to receive any boost from choosing a vice presidential candidate who has voted in Congress against the DREAM Act and supports overhauling entitlement programs that are extremely popular among Latino voters. The Republican ticket’s dire position among Latinos has even...
  • The Mainstream Media Gets it Right.....

    08/15/2012 6:21:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Chicago WLS Radio ^ | August 15, 2012
    August 15, 2012 The Mainstream Media Gets it Right..... Paul Ryan Medicare Controversy: What Does It Mean For You? (VIDEO) http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/paul-ryan-medicare-controversy-17006384
  • SEIU has taken more than $31M from workers; union 'shellgame' hurts disabled

    08/15/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/13/2012 | Jack Spencer
    A majority of people netted in the 2005 unionization of home health care workers are relatives or friends taking care of loved ones, according to a study being used by supporters of a potential ballot proposal that could lock the scheme into the state constitution. This is significant because one of the main reasons unions use to explain their existence is the protection of workers who are members. In this case, those workers are being protected by the Service Employees International Union against the people for whom they work — mainly their own family and friends. In 2005, the SEIU...
  • Barack Obama Signs International Executive Order

    08/15/2012 4:50:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Henry Shivley
    Barack Obama AKA Barry Soetoro AKA Barry the Rat, the south side of Chicago back alley international socialist pimp, is now declaring the United States to be adjoined and a part of the one world order, one world currency, one world government. Obama has signed what can only be described as an international executive order declaring that the international socialists’ doctrine on the status of women in the world to be law that will be enforced around the world via the power and wealth of the United States. The Executive Order — Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and...
  • Like Allah, Islamic Revolutions Devour Their Own Children

    08/15/2012 4:45:26 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Muslim terrorists broke into a Egyptian Army checkpoint, stole an armored vehicle and a truck, loaded the latter with explosives and tried to launch an attack on Israel, before being blown away by Israeli forces; there was a general agreement on who was to blame. While Morsi was somewhat more discreet, the Muslim Brotherhood announced, "this crime may well be the work of Israel’s Mossad" as part of an international conspiracy to destabilize their revolution. On the other side of the border, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh offered a more open-ended explanation. "Israel is responsible, one way or another." One...
  • General Welfare Fraud: Roberts creates a tax loophole

    07/04/2012 2:48:11 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    General Welfare Fraud: Roberts creates a tax loophole by Daniel Clark It’s fitting that the Supreme Court handed down its Obamacare ruling the same week that it threw out the “stolen valor” law against falsely claiming military decorations, because it has now enabled unconstitutional federal power grabs to go around masquerading as “General Welfare,” without any legal consequence. Chief Justice John Roberts, in his single-minded determination to save the Democrats’ health care law from its own terminal defects, ruled it constitutional by recasting the individual mandate penalty as a tax. Justice Antonin Scalia spent a considerable part of his dissent...
  • Understanding Obama’s Loot and Plunder Theory

    08/14/2012 10:36:34 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 1 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 15, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    A.K.A. Trickle-up, or Trickle-sideways- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” ~ John F. Kennedy -"Trickle-down theory" is a pejorative term in United States politics which refers to the idea that tax breaks or other economic benefits provided by government to businesses and the wealthy will benefit poorer members of society by improving the economy as a whole [1]. In the real world, and called by its proper name, supply-side economics has never failed. In fact, in spite of the ignorance of a few, any improvement in our economy since...
  • Fast and Furious Question: Can/Will Romney-Ryan DOJ Pursue Chicago-Bound Eric Holder?

    08/14/2012 8:16:19 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 13 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Congressman Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee filed the civil lawsuit yesterday against Attorney General Eric Holder in the Fast and Furious case. To be clear, there are no charges that Holder had anything to do with Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death, or the walking of guns across the U.S. border into Mexico. The charges are simply that Holder has ignored subpoenas and withheld Fast and Furious documents from Congress, and thus, is in Contempt of Congress. The documents are the starting point to actual prosecutions of criminal and civil liability in one of the worst acts of...
  • Elephant in the Room: Is Muslim Brotherhood Paying Huma and Weiner's Rent for $3.3M Apt?

    08/14/2012 8:07:16 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 9 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    <p>Former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin have moved into a $3.3 MILLION apartment in New York City. How are they paying for this tony piece of real estate when Weiner still doesn't have a real job that anyone knows about - maybe some consulting and such, but that's about it. Or maybe he had a re-election war chest when he resigned? His wife's income is reportedly $155,000 annually. Let's cut to the chase - give the elephant a glance: is the Muslim Brotherhood paying for Huma Abedin's convenient access to Hillary Clinton's brain, computer and power?</p>