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  • Epitaph for Hope and Change

    12/16/2014 3:44:40 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A perfect storm brought into power Barack Obama, a previously little-known Illinois community organizer. He had at best a mediocre record as a state legislator and rookie senator. Yet he quickly dazzled the liberal establishment. Joe Biden and Harry Reid were wowed by his sounding and behaving like a white liberal, while retaining the ability to turn on his supposedly authentic black persona when needed. That he had no record of achievement was seen as an advantageous clean slate. Teleprompted glibness was preferred to ad hoc repartee, as if an entire presidency could be scripted and Photoshopped with backdrops of...
  • All is Calm, All is Bright…Really? Maybe This Video Will Help

    12/06/2014 6:52:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-05-0-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    All is Calm, All is Bright…Really? Maybe This Video Will Help By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video below was produced by the Archdiocese of Washington for our “Find the Perfect Gift” Christmas outreach. It is an attempt to refocus Catholics and non-Catholics on the truest and most perfect gift of Christmas, Jesus Christ. It also invites each of us to give the perfect gift, the gift of our very self to God and to one another.The video illustrates well a problem that we can all have at Christmas: hectic, hurried lives, made even busier by “holiday” requirements and traditions. These traditions,...
  • A birthday wish: 'Saving Eliza' gets final push for medical trial

    11/16/2014 6:26:47 PM PST · by AngieGal · 3 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Linda Carroll
    The parents of Eliza O’Neill, the little girl with an incurable and deadly brain disorder, are making one final desperate push to raise funds for the clinical trial that will test a gene therapy for the disease—and perhaps offer hope for Eliza. The O’Neills have already raised $1.3 million through a viral video and hope that by Eliza’s fifth birthday on Sunday they’ll hit their $1.8 million goal. While there is no guarantee that Eliza will be among those chosen to participate in the trial, which could start sometime in the middle of 2015, its organizers say that at this...
  • There Are No Short Cuts

    11/11/2014 5:13:41 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/12/14
    Many believers today try to manufacture and produce the heavenly joy and experiential wisdom by earthy carnal means, but the end results of these self efforts are the eventual collapse and shipwreck of the child of Almighty God on the rocks of unbelief (Matt 7:26-27, 1 Tim 1:19, Heb. 4:2, James 1:22). Only when the mind of the child of God is absolutely fixed (Is 26:3) and locked onto Almighty God’s NEVER changing Word - by faith with application (Heb. 11:1,6) - will the child of God enter into a realm of spiritual treasure and knowledge that transcends the confinements...
  • State Department memo on Ebola policies

    10/28/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 28 , 2014 | U.S. State Dept .
    Below is an internal State Department memo discussing the possibility of bringing non-citizens to the U.S. for Ebola treatment.
  • Family Of Jahi McMath Petitioning Court to Have Her Declared “Alive”

    10/02/2014 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 49 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 10/2/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    According to the State of California, JahiMcMath has been dead since December 9, 2013, when she went into cardiac arrest after catastrophic side effects from throat surgery. Oakland Children’s Hospital doctors insisted she was brain dead, that is, she had experienced total brain failure. Under California law, brain death is dead. When the doctors stated their intention to remove the life support from Jahi, her mother sued. A brouhaha ensued. A judge appointed an independent physician from Stanford to examine the girl, and he too found she was dead. The judge declared her dead and the state of California issued...
  • Infamous Obama Cultist song ‘Sing for Change,’ six years later.

    10/05/2014 5:56:16 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | October 4, 2014 | Moe Lane
    You must read the comments! This post is both funny and chilling! Where are these children today?
  • New HOPE for Sufferers of Post-Obama Syndrome: POS Barry Therapy®

    09/23/2014 5:29:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-23-2014 | MOTUS
    All that historic Transformation created by HOPE & CHANGE® has certainly taken it’s toll. In fact, after an auspicious start, this legacy presidency is beginning to look more like a long, painful, death spiral.In the beginning though, it was awesome: the audacity of HOPE marked the moment the oceans began to recede and the earth begin to heal. From there our lofty rhetoric launched the first World Apology Tour; reaching out to Muslims and calling for an end to nuclear armaments while simultaneously apologizing for America’s dismissive derisiveness. Next, the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance oration, Barry’s stock was skyrocketing.Soon, however,...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • The Dying Russians (she says it's from broken hearts)

    09/10/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 76 replies
    NYU Review of Books blog ^ | September 2, 2014 | Masha Gessen
    Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS in the United States, but this was different. People in Russia were dying suddenly and violently, and their own friends and colleagues did not find these deaths shocking. Upon arriving in Moscow I called a friend with whom I had become close over the course of a year. “Vadim is no more,” said his father, who picked up the phone. “He drowned.” I showed up for a meeting with a newspaper reporter to have the...
  • Four Years Hence And It’s Still The Same As It’s Ever Been

    09/01/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-1-2014 | MOTUS
    I was Inspired by Bijou’s posting of Doktor Zoom’s tweet yesterday:So because I’m feeling lazy this Labor Day, and because it’s been nearly 4 years to the day that I originally posted “Once in a Lifetime”  I decided to repost this classic from my vault. Be sure to turn the music player on, it’s way more fun that way: “Once in a Lifetime”Originally posted August 30, 2010. I think you’ll remember the occasion: This is so-ooo embarrassing. Here I am, thinking that the strange dress that looks like it’s already been caught in the rain was my biggest problem. So...
  • Obama: Everything Just Seems Bad Because of Social Media

    08/29/2014 8:25:42 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 8-29-2014 | Jonathan Strong
    At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York Friday, President Obama attributed people's pervasive sense the world is falling apart to “social media.” “The world’s always been messy… we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” Obama said. ..... “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” Obama said. He said this is a time of extraordinary changes around the world.
  • UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace Agreement

    08/27/2014 12:14:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Elad Benari
    In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace deal. "The secretary-general remains hopeful that the extended ceasefire will act as a prelude to a political process as the only way of achieving durable peace," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, according to AFP. Ban warned that "a brighter future for Gaza and for Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire" and that "any violations of the ceasefire would be utterly irresponsible." .....
  • Prayer Request: Fire Approaching Home of Daughter, N. Idaho

    08/09/2014 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Veto! · 31 replies
    KREM.com ^ | August 9, 2014, 4:54 p.m. PDT | Veto!
    I just saw this announced in a streamer over the golf game on TV, sent text to my daughter, who is shopping in another town and had no idea. She and her husband are racing home. Their home is very close to this fire. Please join me in praying for all who live near this fire and especially for Katy and Fred and their dogs. May they stay free of fire, dear Lord, and damages of every kind. Thanks so much, Veto!
  • Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity

    07/31/2014 1:57:52 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 4 replies
    OUTDOORS UNLIMITED.net ^ | July 31, 2014
    Canadian's Version of David Letterman's Top 10 Just makes you wanna shake your head in disbelief. This is Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity Of course we look like idiots ..... because we are. Number 10 Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event. Number 9 Only in America ...could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 13% of the population is...
  • Biden: We Tried Change In 2008 ‘And It Didn’t Happen’

    07/17/2014 9:16:47 AM PDT · by garjog · 20 replies
    CBSDC/AP ^ | July 17, 2014 | Staff
    It appears Vice President Joe Biden admitted that President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan of “hope and change” never happened. Speaking during a Generation Progress event Wednesday, Biden told the crowd that he and Obama tried for change in 2008. “Look folks, this is within our power to change. Everybody says because we tried in ’08 and it didn’t happen, it’s not possible,” Biden said.
  • S. Carolina congressman urges Houstonians to lead change

    06/30/2014 3:13:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-29-14 | Jayme Fraser
    Trey Gowdy, the U.S. representative tapped to lead an investigation of the Benghazi embassy attack, called for parishioners at Second Baptist Church on Sunday "not to be lazy" or to wait around for the Supreme Court, Congress or Senate to change the country. "Changing the hearts and minds in this country is our job," he said. The South Carolina Republican roomed with Pastor Ed Young's son at Baylor University as a teenager and accepted the family's invitation to speak at the mega-church's services celebrating the Fourth of July and veterans this weekend. On Sunday, a day after Ahmed Abu Khattala...
  • HOPE: Our New Squirrel

    06/28/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-28-2014 | MOTUS
    A very busy day: After expressing his outrage in Lake Harriet, Minnesota about the phony scandals drummed up by the do-nothing Republicans:The Erler family enjoys Big Guy’s message of HOPE at the Lake Harriet Band ShellNote, little Joey brought his squirrel in case BO forgot to bring his own (he didn’t)BO returned to D.C. to have dinner at BLT Steak with MO and Sashabefore attending the Marine Barracks Parade last evening.Whew! What a day!Yeah, that’s it: stay hopeful, America.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • Harvard Poll Shows Millennials Have 'Historically Low' Levels Of Trust In Government

    04/30/2014 5:53:19 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | APR. 29, 2014 | HUNTER WALKER
    A new poll surveying young Americans' political attitudes released by Harvard University's Institute of Politics Tuesday found millennials have less trust in government than ever before. Harvard's poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop. Overall, the pollsters said the level of trust...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    04/19/2014 1:00:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Henry Chu
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives. The decision to recruit David Axelrod means that the 2015 British election will pit two of Obama’s strategists against each other. Working for the Conservatives is Jim Messina, who, like Axelrod, toiled on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns and who served as his deputy White House chief of staff during his first term. “David is used to tough fights, and he is going to...
  • Apostate The Men Who Killed the Christian West

    03/16/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Apostatebook.com ^ | Kevin Swanson
    An Expose of the Men Responsible for the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization People Who Need to Read This Book: People who prefer A.D. to C.E. on their calendar. People who wonder how anybody in their right mind could approve of Nero's legacy of same-sex marriage, let alone 70% of the millennial generation. People who want their grandchildren to be Christians. People who are bothered by the fact that the most liberal part of society is the universities, and the most liberal part of the universities is the liberal arts department, and the most liberal part of the liberal...
  • College mentor returns to Roseland 'to give out hope'

    03/11/2014 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 11, 2014 | Lolly Bowean
    ".....This week while on spring break, [Cory] Hardiman brought 14 of his college classmates back to Roseland to hit the streets performing community service. The men passed out groceries at a food pantry, visited local elementary schools and churches and walked the streets sharing their personal stories of overcoming defeats in order to make it to college. They also collected the information of young high school students who they plan to call weekly, connect with on Facebook and social media to encourage them to get their diplomas and go away to college. But mostly the men want to inspire the...
  • Hypocrisy and hope: How the media fools itself about Iran

    02/09/2014 12:11:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    times of israel ^ | 2/9/2014 | Matthias Kuntzel
    Last week I attended a discussion with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif and witnessed his ability to mesmerise his listeners. The event took place at the German Council of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. Mr. Zarif succeeded in dazzling his audience – about 250 foreign policy experts — with commonplace sentences such as: “global security is indivisible”, “dialogue is necessary” or “war is not a good option.” He came across as an Iranian Gorbachev, a good-hearted reformer defying the powers of darkness. Yet a few days earlier he had bowed his head before the grave of a particularly sinister figure...
  • Anthony Bourdain in Detroit *Parts Uknown*

    01/05/2014 9:40:29 PM PST · by mylife · 31 replies
    deadlinedetroit ^ | 1/5/14 | Anthony Bourdain
    This show made me want to cry, but we are fighters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Miqa-oFkIBk
  • The resurgent progressives

    01/02/2014 3:43:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The reemergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed. The return of a viable, vocal left will actually be good news for the political center. For a long time, the American conversation has been terribly distorted because an active, uncompromising political right has not had to face a comparably influential left. As a result, our entire debate has been dragged in a conservative direction, meaning that the center has been pulled that way, too.
  • The unholy dollar: Pope Francis slams ‘tyranny’ of markets and ‘idolatry of money’

    11/26/2013 9:17:36 AM PST · by IbJensen · 62 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/26/2013 | Stephen Rex Brown
    In his first major work, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church to commit itself to fighting poverty and called on world leaders to become more concerned about the current state of society. He opened the door to reforms of Vatican bureaucracy while reaffirming that female priests and the church’s opposition to abortion is 'not open to discussion.' (In his first major work, Pope Francis called on an end to society’s obsession with money. He also said he was open to reforms that would move power away from the Vatican.) Pope Francis decried the unfettered capitalism that has created “a new...
  • What Obama would much rather do with Americans complaining about Obamacare than "fix" it...

    11/14/2013 1:12:19 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    One of the perks of the citizenry having guns is the Democrat's ideology will never fully have teeth without coercion. Obama doesn't want to "fix" Obamacare to make people happy, he (as would any liberal politician worth their salt) would much rather have the power to do this...
  • One day, bookstore employees will grow a conscience and do the right thing with this book...

    11/14/2013 11:28:49 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The good news about Obama's bad news is at least his new slogan sounds a lot like the old one...

    11/13/2013 11:01:40 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals like to gleefully point out that Congressional approval is now in single digits (while forgetting they control half of the branch).What they conveniently forget is that Obama's approval rating is dropping so fast his administration's new slogan sounds almost identical to "hope"...
  • Maybe it's time to resurrect and update that old Obama "hope" poster to like this...

    11/08/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-8-13 | The Looking Spoon
    For those well versed in HTML (as I imagine many here would be) this should be obvious for you.For the rest of the world the </> indicates an end to something in the code...'Nuff said!
  • Stanley Druckenmiller: How Washington Really Redistributes Income

    10/27/2013 10:56:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-21-13 | James Freeman
    Stan Druckenmiller makes an unlikely class warrior. He's a member of the 1%—make that the 0.001%—one of the most successful money managers of all time, and 60 years old to boot. But lately he has been touring college campuses promoting a message of income redistribution you don't hear out of Washington. It's how federal entitlements like Medicare and Social Security are letting Mr. Druckenmiller's generation rip off all those doting Barack Obama voters in Generation X, Y and Z. "I have been shocked at the reception. I had planned to only visit Bowdoin, " his alma mater in Maine, he...
  • A ray of hope in a darkening world!

    09/24/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT · by xelliott123 · 2 replies
    9/24/2013 | xelliott123
    Quote from Pope Francis: Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.
  • Gingrich urges U.S. Republicans to move beyond Obama opposition

    08/15/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02pm EDT | Scott Malone
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country. “We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America,” Gingrich said on Wednesday. “What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work.” Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican...
  • Now trending on Twitter: #obamacarehitsongs

    08/11/2013 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Twiter ^ | 8/11/13 | Tweets
    Ah, some gallows humor on a Sunday evening. Currently trending on Twitter is the now popular hashtag: #obamacarehitsongs. Here are some of the offerings... #obamacarehitsongs Highway to Hell Let's Get Retarded ‘Who Let the Docs Out?' And we'll have fun, fun, fun till the doctor takes the oxygen away... (Don't Fear) The Death Panel. Bill me, Maybe Money for Nothin' Back in the U.S.S.R. Livin on a prayer. We Don't Need No Obstetrician How much is that Doctor in the Window Take it to the limit .... Or whatever my co pay is Another one bites the dust. Proud Barry...
  • 'Carry On': Why I stayed

    07/08/2013 6:20:30 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Lisa M. Fenn
    "Why did you stay?" He asked me, unprompted, as we waited quietly for the light to turn green. My heart revved. I always thought he knew. "I love you," I answered. "That's what I thought you'd say," he replied. "But … why … why did you stick around and do everything you did?" The answer to Dartanyon Crockett's second question was not as tidy as the first. Because life can be a knotted mess, and, sometimes, love is not enough. Dartanyon and Leroy Sutton grubbed their way into my heart four years ago. As an ESPN television features producer at...
  • Happy Father’s Day, Patriot: I Hope You’re Raising Your Kids to be Righteously Rebellious

    06/16/2013 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Hey, Dad. If you’re going to send your kid to a public school or a state run university, then you’ve got to teach your child not to just sit there in class, like a nice boy, and take whatever propaganda the “progressives” shove down their pie hole. The Conservative/traditionalist is the rebel of our day. “The Man” and “The Machine” on campus to rage against is not stodgy traditionalism, but rank socialism and its moral and political vacuity. Meet the new boss — it’s not the same as the old boss. For Dads who want their kids to make a...
  • Is There Hope for Hollywood?

    06/03/2013 4:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The President seems to be on the verge of losing Jay Leno just like Lyndon Johnson famously “lost Walter Cronkite” after the Tet Offensive. The pointy-chinned funny man’s monologues have started picking at the administration’s scabs over Benghazi, the IRS and its general incompetence. After five years of Obama-fawning, a little comic accountability is certainly welcome. But the big question is whether there is any chance of disenchantment with the antics of the liberal establishment translating into a more conservative popular culture. Sure, the usual suspects are still acting out with their usual cluelessness. Voice-of-her generation Lena Dunham – and...
  • The Only Part of the Obama Administration Where There Really Is "No There There"

    05/14/2013 11:59:52 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama insists "there's no there there" on Benghazi...he's right on the "what" (no there there) and wrong on the "where" it's applied...
  • Undermining Hope (Candy, Cell Phones, and Potato Bugs)

    04/27/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 1 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 11/14/2012 | William Russell
    Originally Published 11/14/2012 -- Posted to Free Republic in response to a very kind request from a fellow FREEPER. My wife, Kasia, told me the story from her family’s history this morning. I already knew that her grandmother, after surviving the devastating hardships of World War II in Eastern Poland with two small children, being forcibly repatriated to a small village near Glogow, Poland (ethnically cleansed in today’s lexicon), and surviving to the see the return of her husband from Stalin’s Gulags (she had thought he was executed along with her two brothers by the NKVD/KGB ),and the loss of...
  • Underground homeless camp cleared near the (KC) East Bottoms [Obama hates the homeless!!!]

    04/10/2013 11:09:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 5, 2013 | MATT CAMPBELL
    Kansas City police, a local charity and other city departments on Friday cleared out and filled in a complex of elaborate tunnels and holes at a homeless camp near the East Bottoms. A tunnel entrance at the homeless camp in northeast Kansas City. “One of the tunnels probably went 20 to 25 feet underground towards the back and veered off in another direction about six feet or so, and there was some bedding and some candles,” said Officer Jason Cooley, community interaction officer for the East Patrol. “It was kind of in a little hill and probably four feet beneath...
  • Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller by teenage robber in front of mother

    03/22/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 139 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2013 | Harriet Arkell
    A distraught mother as told how she pleaded with young robbers to spare her toddler's life before they shot him dead as he slept in his stroller. Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early yesterday morning when she was approached by two African-American boys. She told how one of them, who looked about 15, demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn't give him any. She told him she didn't have any. 'He said: "Well, I'm going to kill your baby", and I said "Please don't kill...
  • Survey: Low-wage workers gloomy about future

    03/20/2013 5:36:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    PIONEER press ^ | 3-20-13 | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA
    WASHINGTON—America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession—but few are bragging. As a workforce sector, those earning $35,000 or less annually are generally pessimistic about their finances and career prospects. Many see themselves as worse off now than during the recession, a two-part Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey of workers and employers shows. The survey revealed that many people at the lowest rung in the workplace view their jobs as a dead end. Half were "not too" or "not at all" confident that their jobs would help them achieve long-term career...
  • Ryan's Hope

    02/28/2013 2:38:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is looking beyond Friday and the beginning of the sequestration. In an interview I conducted with him on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Ryan told me he believes a majority of Americans will come to understand how bad the debt is after the rhetoric gives way to reality. "Mitt (Romney) and I shadowboxed against the theory of big government," he says, "while (President) Obama made all the great promises of what it delivered and used soaring rhetoric to sell it, but that will be different in a second term (when) the results start materializing." As...
  • Obama Inaugural: Full of Audacity, but Little Hope

    01/24/2013 6:39:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Commentators both left and right agree that Barack Obama's second inaugural speech Monday was highly partisan, with shout outs to his constituencies on the left and defiance of his critics on the right. Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and made brief reference to Abraham Lincoln's sublime Second Inaugural ("blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword"). But there was not much in the way of "with malice toward none, with charity for all." There were more references than in many inaugural speeches to specific programs and policies. One interesting question is what the practical effect...
  • Poll: Voters pessimistic as Obama prepares for second inauguration (From 'hope' to 'cope')

    01/18/2013 1:56:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/18/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama is entering his second term with many of the nation’s voters still pessimistic or unsure about their economic prospects, a new poll for The Hill has found. The president was reelected for another four years by a relatively comfortable margin, but 39 percent of likely voters say his first four years were worse than expected, compared to just 18 percent who say he exceeded expectations. Forty-one percent of those polled said his first term went as expected. The president assumed office in the midst of one of the worst financial meltdowns in U.S. history, and those polled are...
  • This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

    01/03/2013 8:06:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Maggie Gallager
    A few days ago, going through some memorabilia of my mother's, I found the original promotional material for this syndicated column, launched in 1993. I was billed as "A New Conservative Voice for Young Women!" More than 17 years ago, I set out to explain how a Yale-educated young woman from a secular Oregon family could become a social conservative: Every life is precious. It is better to care for your children than to kill them. Divorce hurts children; it also breaks apart life's most precious commitment -- a family. Men and women are different. A society that pretends otherwise...
  • A Season for Everything

    11/07/2012 4:24:12 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 5 replies
    The Bible ^ | 11/7/2012 | God
    I felt it right to remind all of us that there are seasons for everything. Let's not despair or fight against what God has set in motion and pre-ordained as a season in the life of America and all of us. This does not mean we don't stand strong on His truth and remind everyone who will listen that we are being call to our knees in repentance and surrender but to also know that our God holds all things together and we are not to fret.
  • Vanity: Documentary, "The Hope And The Change" is on HULU Plus

    11/04/2012 7:40:43 AM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    Hulu Plus | 11/4/2012 | Kolath
    The Citizens United Documentary, "The Hope And The Change" is now on Hulu Plus. The documentary documents forty 2008 Obama supporters who are now not voting for the President.
  • We have not lost a generation to liberalism

    10/29/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 29, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    ***SNIP*** This bright young go-getter said what struck him most during the debate was Obama saying the rich should pay more. He thought, "Why? Why should people be punished (http://www.newsmax.com/Reagan/Obama-Class-Warfare-Romney/2012/07/12/id/445147) for working harder?" My waiter went on to say, "The problem with my generation is that too many of them think they are entitled. Entitled should be erased from their vocabulary." Folks, I wanted to give that kid a bear hug right there in the middle of the restaurant. Instead, I was extremely generous with my gratuity. Upon handing him cash, I said, "Thank you for not being a liberal."...
  • Has US economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes

    09/20/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-20-12 | hope yen
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing. New 2011 census data being released Thursday offer glimmers of hope in an economic recovery that technically began in mid-2009. The annual survey, supplemented with unpublished government figures as of March 2012, covers a year in which unemployment fell modestly from 9.6 percent to 8.9 percent. Not all is...