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  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 1:46:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/18/17 | Eric Peters
    Since when is the law supposed to be fungible? Even better — from a certain point-of-view — than a radar trap based on an under-posted speed limit is a radar trap with a changing speed limit. One that can be dumbed-down at random and with no prior notice, at the whim of the same government workers who enforce the limits and profit from that enforcement. It’s called Variable Speed Limits and the Feds — through the Department of Transportation — are not only encouraging the states to adopt them, they are bribing them to adopt them. Cue Dr. Evil voice...
  • Biden: ‘The Second Amendment Says You Can Limit Who Can Own A Gun’ [Video]

    01/12/2016 9:38:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/16 | Steve Guest
    Vice President Joe Biden says “the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun.” In an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger on Monday, Biden said, “people who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns.” The Second Amendment says on the matter, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Biden was asked by Borger, “So does Bernie Sanders has to change position on gun manufacturers in order to have
  • University of California plans to limit resident enrollment

    03/09/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 6, 2015 | BY ALEXEI KOSEFF
    The standoff between state officials and the University of California over its finances and admissions policy grew tense Tuesday as the university threatened to limit enrollment of California students next year unless it receives more money from the state. UC President Janet Napolitano told an Assembly budget subcommittee that the university will cap in-state enrollment at current levels while continuing to increase the number of nonresident students. “We will not not be admitting students that we don’t know that we actually have funding for,” Napolitano said. UC will still increase the number of out-of-state and international students by up to...
  • Rules of engagement limit the actions of U.S. troops and drones in Afghanistan

    11/27/2013 5:48:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/13 | Rowan Scarborough
    The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say. The rules of engagement place the burden on U.S. air and ground troops to confirm with certainty that a Taliban fighter is armed before they can fire — even if they are 100 percent sure the target is the enemy. In some cases, aerial gunships have been denied permission to fire even though they reported that targets on the move were armed. The proposed Bilateral Security Agreement announced Wednesday by Afghan
  • Debt limit increases, national debt increases $1/3T on first day.

    Debt limit increases, national debt increases more in one day than the entire increase of all of 2013. date   debt   change 12/31/2012         -         $16,432,730,050,569.10         -         10/16/2013         -         $16,747,360,549,057.20         -         $314,630,498,488.10 10/17/2013         -         $17,075,590,107,963.50         -         $328,229,558,906.30  --and there are people who actually believe that increasing the debt limit does not increase the debt...
  • Obama accuses Republicans of acting like a ‘deadbeat’ by refusing to raise the debt limit

    07/28/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Casting House Republicans as stubborn deadbeats, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to discredit House Republicans in upcoming fiscal fights by painting them as roadblocks to a thriving middle class. **SNIP** “Shutting down the government just because I’m for keeping it open — that’s not an economic plan,” Obama said, wiping sweat from his face in a muggy port warehouse. “Threatening that you won’t pay the bills in this country, when we’ve already racked up those bills, that’s not an economic plan — that’s just being a deadbeat.”
  • US supporters of late abortion shout ‘Hail Satan’ as Texas legislators consider a 20 week limit

    07/03/2013 3:00:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 7/2/2013 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Young women and men supporting late-term abortions shouted ‘Hail Satan’ throughout the day as the Texas House and Senate convened a special session to discuss timekeeping measures following Democrat Wendy Davis’ filibuster de-railing the vote to limit abortions to 20 weeks and establishing stricter safety standards for abortion clinics. On one occasion some young women shouted ‘Hail Satan’ as Christians gave personal testimony about  abortion and sang ‘Amazing Grace’.Breibart reports:‘It would be difficult to argue that the pro-abortion crowd wasn’t an “unruly mob” — last week protesters shut down proceedings by screaming from the gallery and used social media to debate...
  • Poll to FREEP, NTSB Board for states to lower blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05

    05/15/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 73 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | May 15, 2013 | Steelers6
    One recent recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board was to reduce states’ drunken-driving threshold from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. What do you think? That’s way too strict. 42% Sounds good to me. 35% The standard should be zero. 21%
  • U.S. to Hit Debt Limit Monday [Merry Cliffmas]

    12/26/2012 2:35:48 PM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/26/2012 | Reuters
    The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday announced the first in a possible series of emergency steps to push back the day when the government will exceed its legal borrowing authority as imposed by the U.S. Congress. The Treasury said on Dec. 28 it would suspend issuance of State and Local Government Series securities, known as "slugs", which are special low-interest Treasury securities offered to state and local governments to temporarily invest proceeds from municipal bond sales. Slugs, which count against the debt limit, have been suspended several times over the last 20 years to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. The Treasury...
  • Obama to Stress Need to Raise Debt Limit 'Without Drama'

    12/05/2012 5:24:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 05, 2012 | 07:30 AM EST | Reuters
    Snip. "The President will highlight why it would hurt our economy and our nation's businesses if we do not find a solution to avoid another debt ceiling crisis, and will ask the business leaders for their help in supporting an approach that resolves the debt limit without drama or delay," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. It was the reluctance of congressional Republicans to agree to such an increase in 2011 without deep spending cuts that brought the nation to the brink of default. The result was a historic lowering of the U.S. credit rating and a...
  • Debt Limit: The Other Fiscal Cliff

    11/29/2012 10:23:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 4:33 AM EST | By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JAKE SHERMAN
    [Nothing raises the ire of Republicans in Congress like the specter of Obama taking matters into his own hands. If the White House goes that route and raises the debt ceiling by executive order, Boehner and his leadership team would likely take immediate legal action to halt the debt ceiling increase, sources familiar with his thinking said.] -Snip- President Barack Obama made a demand of House Speaker John Boehner near the end of their first White House meeting on the fiscal cliff: Raise the debt limit before year’s end. Boehner responded: “There is a price for everything.” And with that...
  • Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

    11/07/2012 12:13:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/7/12 | Stephan Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Warns Government May Limit Number of Babies

    03/07/2012 1:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 3/7/12 | Michael Allen
    On Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on GBTV’s 'Real News From The Blaze' to attack government mandated insurance coverage for contraception, which she claimed could lead to the "health care dictator" limiting the number of babies born per family. Rep. Bachmann said: “Going with that logic, it isn’t far-fetched to think the President of the United States could say…we need to save health care expenses…the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family. Or two babies to be born per family. That could happen.”
  • Debt limit request delayed

    12/30/2011 11:42:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44/whiteboard ^ | 12/30/11 | Jennifer Epstein
    HONOLULU -- President Obama will hold off on asking Congress to raise the debt limit on Friday as the Treasury Department had originally intended, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said. Listening to requests from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to have more time so that both houses can vote on a measure of disapproval. As part of the $1.2 trillion deal reached in August, both houses voted on a similar incremental increase in September. It passed in the House but fell in the Senate, and would need a two-thirds majority...
  • Senate blocks Barack Obama's school potato limit

    10/18/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/18/11 | BBC News
    The US Senate has blocked a proposal by the Obama administration to limit potatoes in school lunches. The lawmakers also backed an amendment which bars putting any limits on serving other vegetables in US schools. The administration's proposal had envisaged that pupils would have no more than two servings a week of potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Government health officials say pupils should have more diverse diets, because they get enough potatoes already.
  • Michigan governor signs 48-month welfare limit [Gov. Rick Snyder - Republican]

    09/07/2011 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9-6-11 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1. Michigan's first-year Republican chief executive said the state will offer exemptions to the limit for those with a disability who can't work, those who care for a disabled spouse or child and those who are 65 or older and don't qualify for Social Security benefits or receive very low benefits. Some recipients who are the victims of domestic violence also may...
  • Dem lawmaker looks to kill the debt limit (Nadler - the credit card hole can never be deep enough)

    08/10/2011 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/11 | Peter Schroeder
    Dem lawmaker looks to kill the debt limitBy Peter Schroeder - 08/10/11 03:39 PM ET Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) wants to do away with the debt limit, and will introduce a bill to do just that. Calling the debt limit “truly arbitrary” while blasting Republicans for playing a “dangerous game of chicken” with it, the liberal congressman said Wednesday he was drafting a bill to eliminate it. "Let us abolish the debt ceiling, which has become a serious threat to our economic future and a pawn for Republicans intent on holding the economy hostage to impose their own extreme agenda,”...
  • Reid-Boehner Deal - $2.4 Trillion Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History

    08/01/2011 11:15:05 AM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 01, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The bill to increase the federal debt limit that has been put before Congress today would increase that limit by up to $2.4 trillion, which would be the largest increase in the debt limit in U.S. history by a margin of half a trillion dollars, according to records published by the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service. In fact, according to records published by the Congressional Research Service, if the current bill is passed and the debt limit is increased by $2.4 trillion, the two largest debt-limit increases in U.S. history would come in back-to-back years, both during...
  • Potential Debt Limit ‘Plan C’ Emerges, Democrats Say

    07/29/2011 3:29:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2011 | By Ed Henry
    These Democratic officials see three steps to a compromise and they stress that the White House believes the first two steps are not necessarily that difficult, while the third one -- the trigger mechanism -- will be the flashpoint. Part One of the emerging compromise involves the spending cuts in the Boehner and Reid plans, which the Democratic officials note have some overlap and can be bridged relatively easy. Part Two involves the fact that both Boehner and Reid want to set up a special committee of Congress to come back with a second round of spending cuts -- and...
  • Obama isn’t out of danger in debt-ceiling debate (Exposition on lefty moonbat logic)

    07/14/2011 3:35:08 PM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2011 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The wounded are especially dangerous fighters. President Obama now occupies the high ground in the debt-ceiling debate, having called the Republicans’ bluff on the debt. He showed that deficit reduction is not now, and never has been, the GOP’s priority. He dare not get overconfident.After thwarting the deal that House Speaker John Boehner was cooking up with Obama, Rep. Eric Cantor, the majority leader and Boehner’s rival, needs to show he knew what he was doing and recoup political ground. Cantor is likely to present Obama with spending cuts that the president once seemed to endorse as part of a...