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  • More Government Won't Help [Ron Paul]

    09/25/2009 7:51:08 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,223+ views
    Statement before the United States House of Representatives, September 23, 2009. Government has been mismanaging medical care for more than 45 years; for every problem it has created it has responded by exponentially expanding the role of government. Points to consider: No one has a right to medical care. If one assumes such a right, it endorses the notion that some individuals have a right to someone else’s life and property. This totally contradicts the principles of liberty. If medical care is provided by government, this can only be achieved by an authoritarian government unconcerned about the rights of the...
  • Ron Paul: Obama Czars Are Unconstitutional

    09/26/2009 8:25:59 AM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 1,132+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | September 25, 2009 | staff
    With 28 remaining czars in the Obama administration after the departure of Van Jones, there has been a new call to bring transparency to shed light on the secretive nature of this group of individuals that operate outside the watch of government. Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) takes that sentiment a step further. In an interview with Dan Mangru of Newsmax TV, Paul said he believes that the czars are unconstitutional. “They are not authorized (by the constitution), and not approved by the Senate, but Obama’s not the only guilty party.” Watch the Exclusive Interview with Newsmax TV's Dan Mangru —...
  • Fed Weighs Naming Borrowers

    09/26/2009 8:43:11 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 643+ views
    WSJ ^ | 26 Sep 2009 | SUDEEP REDDY
    The Federal Reserve, under pressure from Congress to be more transparent,is "giving serious consideration" to releasing the names of firms that receive loans from the central bank, a top Fed official said Friday. At a House hearing,Fed General Counsel Scott Alvarez struck a conciliatory tone when a top lawmaker indicated that he wanted more information revealed about the Fed's loans. Rep. Barney Frank(D., Mass.),chairman of the House Financial Services Committee,said the central bank's loans and securities transactions should be disclosed, with a lag to avoid a short-term influence on financial markets. He said he wanted to include a provision to...
  • Big turnout for the little Texan: Ron Paul at the U

    09/26/2009 2:18:01 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 172 replies · 3,512+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 26, 2009 | Pat Doyle
    If you think speeches attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve couldn't excite a Friday night crowd on a college campus, think again. About 2,000 people -- students and older adults who were in the majority -- filled Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota to cheer libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, as he joined Rep. Michele Bachmann to preach the gospel of a less powerful federal government. Before Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced Paul, she hailed legislation of his that would require a detailed audit of the Fed. The crowd jumped to its feet and roared approval. When she described the...
  • Ron Paul on Iranian nuke site: I’m tired of all this military-industrial fearmongering

    09/27/2009 7:14:55 PM PDT · by yongin · 122 replies · 3,308+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Sept 26, 2009 | Allah Pundit
    As contemptible as this is, I’ve got two good reasons to spare you a harangue about it. One: I’ve already written that harangue, and after the summer coup in Tehran and another year of cheat-and-retreat on their nuclear program, it’s truer now than it was then. And two: Thankfully, this old crank’s isolationist denialism is so fringe on the right that not even mainstreamers who are sympathetic to his broader agenda, like Glenn Beck, will go near it. It’s almost not worth bothering about. But suffice it to say, in the unlikely event that the three-percent rEVOLution ever commands the...
  • The Craziest Town Hall Ever

    09/28/2009 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 2 replies · 823+ views
    thedailybeast ^ | 2009-09-26 | Maureen O'Connor
    Fresh from the introduction of HR1207, a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, Reps. Bachmann and Paul arrived at Northrop to paint a portrait of financial dystopia where “100 percent of your paycheck is being spoken for.” Bachmann predicts this will happen some time around 2050. Her voice rising to a high-pitched chant, she ticked off the list of financial aggressors: “Income tax, property tax, gas tax, sales tax—everytime-you-turn-around tax!” Meanwhile, over at the United Nations (the very mention of which drew a chorus of boos), they’ll likely work with China and Japan to “insist on replacing the American dollar...
  • The Real Reasons Behind Fed Secrecy [Ron Paul]

    09/29/2009 1:07:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1,485+ views
    Last week I was very pleased that the Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, HR 1207. The bill has 295 cosponsors and there is also strong support for the companion bill in the Senate. This hearing was a major step forward in getting the bill passed. I was pleased that the hearing was well-attended, especially considering that it was held on a Friday at nine o’clock in the morning! I have been talking about the immense, unchecked power of the Federal Reserve for many years, while the attention of Congress was always on other...
  • MSNBC Talker Clarifies: Not “All” Republicans Support Cancer, Death

    09/25/2009 5:18:45 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 25 replies · 1,103+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com | September 25, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    As I reported yesterday, talk show host and MSNBC’s lowest rated host Ed Schultz Wednesday stated Republicans “want to see you dead,” “kinda like it” when women without insurance get cancer, and suggested Sen. Olympia Snowe allow cancerous tumors to spread through her body for two weeks before seeking treatment. Last night, he offered wimpy “clarifications” that neither apologized for his outrageous remarks nor clarified anything. At one point, he made a defense out of his character, saying, “for clarification, those of you who watch ‘The Ed Show’ or listen to the Ed Schultz radio show, you know exactly...
  • Kooky Ignorance: Michael Moore Claims Wall Street Wants Intentionally High Unemployment

    09/24/2009 6:37:11 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 784+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If any policy maker watches Michael Moore's new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story" and is influenced by it - be afraid, be very afraid. Moore appeared on CNN's Sept. 23 "Larry King Live" to promote his movie, but he shared with host Larry King he thoughts on why the stock market has rallied off its lows, despite a rising unemployment. His reasoning - Wall Street like joblessness, because it's more for them. Moore outright told King Wall Street wants people unemployed. "It's crazy, isn't it?" Moore said. "I'll tell you why: Because your employees are your biggest expense. And, as...
  • Jimmy Carter: Bush may have been behind anti-Chavez coup

    09/21/2009 12:07:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 57 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Another moment of lunacy from this nation’s biggest Oval Office mistake of the 20th century — which may be akin to saying “water is still wet,” but we should be keeping a tally. While in Columbia, former President Jimmy Carter told an interviewer that the Bush administration “could have been involved” in the 2002 coup attempt against Venezuelan wanna-be dictator Hugo Chavez. Dan Calabrese unloads on America’s worst ex-president: On Sunday, Jimmeh told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo that he believes the Bush Administration was likely behind a coup against Hugo Chavez in 2002 in Venezuela. “I think there is...
  • 'Fight them over there vs. over here' a false choice

    07/03/2009 9:11:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 120 replies · 3,378+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-07-01 | U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 14th District
    There is no area in which Republicans have further strayed from our traditions than in foreign affairs. Generations of conservatives followed the great advice of our Founding Fathers and pursued a restrained foreign policy that rebuffed entangling alliances and advised America, in the words of John Quincy Adams, not to "go abroad looking for dragons to slay." Sen. Robert Taft, the stalwart of the Old Right, urged America to stay out of NATO. Dwight Eisenhower was elected on a platform promising to get us out of the conflict in Korea. Richard Nixon promised to end the war in Vietnam. Republicans...
  • Ron Paul- Do you support him or not

    06/19/2009 7:39:10 PM PDT · by FutureRocketMan · 125 replies · 2,259+ views
    6/19/09 | FutureRocketMan
    Do you support Ron Paul? Three categories: President Congressman Governor
  • O.C. woman removed from Air Force One press area (more info on "Rev" Lee)

    05/28/2009 6:47:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 1,249+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/28/2009 | JON CASSIDY
    A self-proclaimed Catholic priestess from Anaheim was removed from a press holding area at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday morning minutes before President Barack Obama was scheduled to arrive. Brenda Lee, 58, of Anaheim, was carried off by airport security after she refused to leave the area, saying that she wanted to hand the president a letter denouncing the California Supreme Court for deciding Tuesday not to annul gay marriages in the state. Lee was dressed in a cassock. In a phone interview, Lee said that she is a Catholic priestess "with St. Juliana's in Fullerton," and that there are...
  • Little Green Footballs - The Mainstreaming of Ron Paul (Barf)

    05/08/2009 12:39:32 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 98 replies · 4,099+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 5-7-2009 | Charles Johnson
    For the past couple of months I’ve been writing about the “mainstreaming” of paleo-libertarian Ron Paul; he’s been a regular guest on Fox News and other networks, and his drones have been heavily involved in organizing “tea party” demonstrations. Lots of LGF readers didn’t want to believe this was happening.Well, it really is happening.The weird economic theories of Ron Paul are Winning GOP Converts. A funny thing has started happening to Paul since his long-shot presidential campaign ended quietly in the summer of 2008. More Republicans have started listening to him. There are the media requests from Fox Business Channel...
  • UN Council Votes to Ban Criticism of Religion

    04/07/2009 12:00:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 511+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 4 April 2009 | John Semmens
    The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution put forward by Pakistan declaring that Muslims be protected from criticism of their religion. Under the terms of the resolution, UN member nations are now expected to enact laws providing “protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general.” A specific defamation cited in the resolution was the association of Islam with acts of murder and terror. Pakistan’s UN Representative Abdullah Hussain Haroon argued that “applying terms like murder and terror to the righteous efforts of Muslims to fulfill the...
  • Taliban:Obama's Ideas are "Lunatic"

    04/01/2009 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 24 replies · 703+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | April 1st. 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Less than a month ago when Obama spoke about reaching out to "moderate" Taliban members, the Taliban told our clueless president that his plan was "illogical". Now we all know that Obama is not used to hearing the word no, so the Taliban has reaffirmed their message and told him that his ideas are "lunatic". Obama has brought so much respect to us.
  • Venezuela military 'seizes ports'

    03/21/2009 3:46:08 PM PDT · by frankiep · 82 replies · 5,201+ views
    Venezuela's military has taken control of key airports and sea ports under the terms of a move rubber-stamped by parliament a week ago, reports say. The move centralises the running of the country's main transport hubs. President Hugo Chavez has pushed for the move, describing it as "reunifying the motherland, which was in pieces". Critics of Mr Chavez says the plans are unconstitutional, but the National Assembly backed them a week ago, saying they would improve essential services. State-level governments in Venezuela have controlled the country's most important airports, sea ports and major highways since a move towards decentralisation began...
  • You've Got to Hand It to a Man Who Tells It Like He Sees It

    02/13/2009 9:50:06 AM PST · by dbz77 · 8 replies · 992+ views
    TownHall ^ | February 12, 2009 | Matt Towery
    It is considered dangerous in the mainstream media ever to reference Congressman Ron Paul of Texas as anything but a political anomaly. Well, here I go about Paul, just as I did in my new book, "Paranoid Nation," in which I discussed the impact he had on the 2008 GOP presidential contest. (And no, I'm not calling Rep. Paul paranoid). In November 2007, I was in the pressroom after the CNN/YouTube Republican debate in St. Petersburg, Fla. That was the night Mike Huckabee stole the show with his comment that Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office....
  • King Uncorks Clunker: The Cell Phone Clicky Noise Act

    01/28/2009 6:29:14 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 1,010+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/28/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    In a what-was-he-thinking move, Representative Peter King (R-NY) has recently introduced H.R. 414, the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act which is aimed at preventing "predators" from taking illicit photos of others in public with cell phones. The bill will force cell phone manufacturers to make the camera feature of a cell phone emit a noise so that it will be audibly obvious when a picture is taken. As the bill summary at Thomas.loc.gov states: Requires any mobile phone containing a digital camera to sound a tone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera's phone. Prohibits such a phone from...
  • Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases song for Gaza (Let's sing along with Hamas1)

    01/26/2009 11:15:21 AM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1,473+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 1/26/2009 | Unattributed
    Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, released on Sunday a charity song whose proceeds will go towards assisting Palestinians in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. The new recording of the song 'The day the world gets round', originally recorded by George Harrison, features Yusuf on vocals and Klaus Voorman, known to many as the fifth Beatle, on bass. The song can be dowloaded online at different rates and its proceeds will go towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and Save the Children to aid children and families in the Gaza Strip, UNRWA said in a statement. Yusuf...