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  • 8 Myths In The Immigration Debate: Let's Stop Saying Things That Are Not So

    07/16/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/16/2014 | By: Dan McLaughlin
    The ongoing debate over immigration, and over illegal immigration in particular, is one of the most acrimonious – usually needlessly so – in our politics. It divides both parties, though it’s no secret that the divisions within the GOP on this issue are far worse. And all sides in this debate are guilty of peddling myths and rhetoric that do more harm to the debate than good. 1. “One-Time” Amnesty: The 1986 immigration bill – one of Ronald Reagan’s biggest mistakes as President – was sold to the public as a long-term, if not permanent, solution to the immigration problem,...
  • Balancing the Budget and the Trade Deficit is Easy: Return to Gold Standard

    06/01/2014 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Daily Ticker's Lauren Lyster conducted an interesting interview today with British Member of Parliament Kwasi Kwarteng on gold and balancing the budget. To play the video, click on the preceding link. Kwarteng is author of War and Gold, a Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt. Kwarteng notes the historic stability under gold standards, specifically citing the 2008 financial crisis and national debt level as problems related to the Fed and printing paper money. "The credit crunch, the credit bubble that preceded it, and the huge amounts of debt and deficits that we have are related to paper money,"...
  • Obamacare Myth-Making: Five phony success stories.

    05/10/2014 6:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/10/2014 | Jay Cost
    With enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges now closed, Democrats and their friends in the media are ebullient. Obamacare is an enormous success, they say, and conservatives have been humiliated. On closer inspection, however, things seem decidedly less bullish for President Obamas signature achievement. Among the many exaggerations and inaccuracies the laws defenders are touting, five stand out. First, they say that premium rates are down. In support of this, liberals cite research from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), but they misinterpret it. In fact, the CBOs most recent estimate of premiums shows a decline not from what they were...
  • ObamaCare Saved The Economy? Don't Believe The Myth

    05/02/2014 4:50:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/02/2014
    The White House and Democrat media are happily reporting that a record spike in health care spending saved the economy from shrinking. Wait, wasn't ObamaCare supposed to bend the health cost curve down? The U.S. economy scarcely grew in the first quarter, expanding a mere 0.1%. This miserable performance was far below the consensus forecast of 1% growth which alone is embarrassing and is yet another chapter in the growing book of Obamanomic disasters. Nevertheless, the administration and its apologists in the media found something to be proud of. "As the U.S. economy teetered on the brink of...
  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofskys Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noahs Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the films straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law, read a fatwa issued by Cairos al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. It is important to respect these religions and not show the film, lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • The Ark: Could Noah's Tale Be True?

    04/01/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Radford
    The new film "Noah" stars Russell Crowe as the man chosen by God to collect pairs of Earth's animals on a massive ark to save them from a global flood. The film, which opened March 28, is sizing up to be a Biblical blockbuster, replete with star power and stunning special effects. But how realistic is it? While many people consider the story of Noah's Ark merely an instructive myth or parable about God's punishment for man's wickedness, others believe that the story is historically accurate. To them, Noah's tale describes events that really happened only a few thousand years...
  • Doctor: No Such Thing as ADHD

    03/18/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 211 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 March 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    The child would daydream in class, his elementary-school teachers said. He often just didnt pay attention the way they would have liked. This was before the age of prevalent ADHD diagnoses and Ritalin, so no remedy was at hand, either. If one had been, though, who knows what he might have been? Perhaps not co-valedictorian of his school which he was. I was that child. And were I attending school today and especially if my behavior had been worse, its likely Id have received that fashionable diagnosis. And why not? It seems everyone now could have ADHD. This point...
  • Obama Is The Latest To Fall For The Henry Ford Urban Myth

    02/06/2014 6:33:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/06/2014 | George Leef
    In one of his typical efforts at whipping up public support for himself by promising the impossible, President Obama has been touting the supposed benefits of mandatory wage increases. He has already decreed an increase in the minimum hourly pay for workers employed on federal projects and wants Congress to increase the federal minimum wage for most other workers from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. He and his handlers are aware, however, that quite a few Americans have enough economic sense between their ears to wonder if mandatory wage increases wont cause some workers at the bottom of the wage...
  • MANDELA'S LEGACY: THE FREEFALL OF SOUTH AFRICA

    12/19/2013 3:28:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/19/13 | ALEX NEWMAN
    The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a triumph. But two decades after the white-led government relinquished power, and especially in the afterglow of worldwide praise for the nations former president Nelson Mandela after his passing at age 95, an objective look at South Africa today is very disturbing. In fact, even among the harshest critics of apartheid and racial oppression, there is an acknowledgement that in many ways the rainbow nation, under African National Congress and South African Communist...
  • DEBUNKED: 10 Airplane Myths That People Still Believe

    09/26/2013 12:03:19 PM PDT · by oxcart · 206 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/13 | Alex Davies
    Flying can be a mysterious experience: Planes are incredibly complicated, even scary machines, and pilots and flight attendants don't tell you too much about what's going on. So it makes sense that people believe all sorts of interesting "facts" about air travel. The problem is, a lot of them aren't true. From "you get drunk faster in the air" to "the air in planes is riddled with germs," here are 10 airplane myths that needed to be debunked. 1. Opening a plane door while in flight is a real safety risk.It isn't. When the plane is at cruising altitude, it's...
  • Myth of Congress' Obamacare exemption (the congressional "carve-out" - Americans smell A RAT)

    09/24/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Day ^ | 9/23/13 | The Idiot Won't Say
    **SNIP** How did things get to this confused point? They got here because a Republican senator baited Democrats with a politically motivated amendment. During the health care debate back in 2009, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley offered an amendment that congressional representatives and their staffs would have to get their insurance through the health insurance exchanges. This made little sense because the intent of the exchanges is to provide a means for individuals and small companies to access affordable health insurance. Larger employers who provide health insurance and their workers will not participate. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program covers...
  • Matthew Shepard, Trayvon Martin and the Power of Leftist Myth

    09/19/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Next week, "The Book of Matt" by famed investigative journalist Stephen Jiminez, is slotted for release. The book tells the true story behind the murder of Matthew Shepard, who has become the angelic face of victimhood in the gay rights movement. Shepard's murder in 1998 launched a national effort, spearheaded by President Clinton, to push for a hate crimes law including sexual orientation. It became the basis for Hollywood's addiction to storylines involving the killing of gay men (see, for example, "Brokeback Mountain"). Shepard, the mythology went, died for America's homophobic sins. There's only one problem. Shepard, according to...
  • The Grand Myth of Live-And-Let-Live Liberalism

    09/11/2013 4:17:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    In Washington, D.C., the city's department of health wants to subject people seeking a tattoo or body piercing to a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before they can go through with it. That's just one of the regulations in a 66-page proposal of new rules for the tattoo and piercing industry. Reasonable people may differ on the wisdom of these proposals, but as someone whose interest in such establishments begins and ends with keeping my daughter away from them, I can't get too worked up either way, save to say D.C. has bigger problems to worry about. What did catch my...
  • 10 Popular Bible 'Verses' That Aren't Actually in the Bible

    09/10/2013 9:30:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2013 | ALECIA MACKENZIE
    The Bible, long debated as the bestsellingest book of all time, might also be one of the most quoted texts. But how much of what is cited as coming from the Old and New Testaments is actually in the Bible?"Spare the rod, spoil the child" This could very well be a paraphrase of Proverbs 13:24, but the statement doesn't really exist in any translation of the Bible. The Bible verse actually reads: "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him."Samuel Butler, a 17th century British poet, actually coined the phrase...
  • And another thing climate change does: It causes WAR and MURDER [Yes, they are SERIOUS]

    08/02/2013 2:47:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Register.co.uk ^ | 8/2/13 | Rik Myslewski
    Having conducted what they characterize as "the first comprehensive synthesis" of quantitative analyses linking violence to climatic changes, a trio of researchers has come to the conclusion that as the world continues to heat up, humankind will be more prone to violence. "If future populations respond similarly to past populations, then anthropogenic climate change has the potential to substantially increase conflict around the world, relative to a world without climate change," conclude Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Edward Miguel, authors of a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science entitled "Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict". The...
  • A Rebuttal to Newsweek's Cover Story on 'The Myths of Jesus'

    12/27/2012 3:50:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Jerry Newcombe
    Suppose you were to read an overall negative article about a man who outwardly appeared to be respectable---but then, suppose you found out that, unbeknownst to the readers of the article, it was actually penned by his ex-wife? Wouldn't that make you at least a little suspicious about the article's contents? So it is with Newsweek's cover story on Jesus (Dec. 17), entitled, "The Myths of Jesus." They show a Nativity scene with bubble quotes asking these questions: "Who Was Jesus?" "How Many Wise Men Were There?" "Did He Have a Wife?" "In a Manger or a Cave?" "Why Bethlehem?"...
  • Has Obama Created More Jobs Than Bush Yet?

    10/31/2012 3:38:02 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 2 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 31, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    :: Card Stacking :: MythBuster III: Rational or Ridiculous?- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -Card stacking, or selective omission, is one of the seven propaganda techniques identified by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis. It involves only presenting information that is positive to an idea or proposal and omitting information contrary to it. Card stacking is used in almost all forms of propaganda, and is extremely effective in convincing the public. Although the majority of information presented by the card stacking approach is true, it is dangerous because it omits important information. The best way to deal with card stacking is...
  • Op-Ed: Book Review: The Myth of the Deir Yassin Massacre

    10/14/2012 4:30:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/12 | Yonatan Silverman
    For 64 years, since 1948, the recollection of the so-called "massacre" of the Arab village of Deir Yassin has been a crucible and a formative experience in Arab Jewish relations, in Israel in particular, but also throughout the whole Arab world. The massacre story has been an important factor in establishing the idea of a Palestinian nation. The so-called massacre has also been exploited by Israels left to undermine acceptance of and confidence in the Zionist state. Now, Dr. Uri Milstein, one of Israels most pre-eminent historians, has published a book that appears in English, "The Birth of a Palestinian...
  • Relax, bacon lovers, pork shortage wont affect U.S.

    09/29/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 27 Sept 2012 | Christopher Seward
    For a moment there, hogs everywhere might have been snorting a sigh of relief. Earlier this week there was the prediction that a global pork shortage would drive up the prices of bacon, chops and other pork byproducts at your local grocery store. The three little pigs no doubt saw this as a sign that pork lovers would huff, puff and blow houses down elsewhere to satisfy their craving for the meat. Britains National Pig Association issued the earlier warning, predicting a world shortage of pork due to drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, said the fears across the...
  • Is it Mitt, or is it Hillary?

    08/29/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 4 replies
    Nuke's ^ | 8/29/12 | nuke
    This is excerpted from an earlier post during the last Presidential primary season. I pulled the quotes from the excellent resource website, On The Issues. See if you can identify the speaker as Mitt Romney, or Hillary Clinton: 1) I am adamantly against illegal immigrants. People have got to stop employing illegal immigrants. you see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work & construction work & domestic work. 2) We have to have our citizens insured, and were not going to do that by tax exemptions, because the people that dont have insurance arent...
  • Milton Friedman - The Free Lunch Myth

    08/08/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/8/12 | LibertyPen
    Milton Friedman explodes the myth that government can provide goods and services at no one's expense
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Romney's Got a Delegate Problem

    04/20/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 37 replies
    For those of you who did not get or see the memo from Vince Haley, Mitt still has some major problems. Here is the Haley Memo, in relevant part: [H]ere is the crucial news about why --- with 17 states to go -- the Romney forces are worried, worried that the frontrunner's weakness is surfacing again in the Republican primaries. Here are two crucial news items causing Romneyites to worry. -- Despite much pressure from Romney forces, Colorado Republicans last weekend at their Denver convention surprised political observers by electing - and by a large margin -- more uncommitted than...
  • Santorums May Myth

    04/05/2012 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 4/4/2012 | Dick Morris
    Rick Santorum has now punted April and is saying that we need to wait until May for him to rack up significant totals of delegates. Fat chance. After DC, Maryland, and Wisconsin, Romney has about 640 delegates. He will probably win New York (95 delegates), Del (17), Ct (28), and RI (19) raising his total to about 770. Hell lose Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri but hell get his share raising his total to 800 delegates). He could, and probably will, win Pennsylvania giving him 870. (Santorum doesnt have delegates in each part of his home state). Then comes May, Ricks...
  • Pew: Liberals Most Intolerant Online

    03/13/2012 4:36:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ed Morrisey
    Its a well-known fact that liberals are more tolerant than conservatives or moderates. Superior liberal tolerance is such a fact that they will scream at you if you dare to disagree or debate them, demand that your advertisers bail on you, and pressure the FCC to get you banned from the airwaves. Does that sound like tolerance to you? A new survey from Pew confirms that liberals are the least tolerant of differing opinions, at least on line (emphasis mine): Politics can be a sensitive subject and a number of SNS [social networking sites] users have decided to block, unfriend,...
  • Dear JR and FreeRepublic: I haven't been laid by anyone but my hairy cellmate in years so I got zot

    01/31/2012 7:28:52 PM PST · by srm913 · 176 replies · 2+ views
    <p>Thank you, FR, for the truly marvelous entertainment (as I haven't been laid in so long I get no other entertainment other than watching people on here like a perv stalker) . While lurking tonight (the internet version of peeping in your windows) for the first time in ages, the amount of schadenfreude I'm experiencing is bordering on orgasmic (which is the closest I've gotten to the real thing in years).</p>
  • Romney Admits Negative Ads Work(And Ad lying)

    01/31/2012 3:22:58 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | January 31, 2012; 4:48 PM ET | Elspeth Reeve
    "Negative ads work" has long been political conventional wisdom, but now we have a new case study to prove it. Mitt Romney says he lost the South Carolina primary because he was "vastly outspent with negative ads" by Newt Gingrichwhich isn't true, by the wayand implied that he's winning in Florida because of his own negative ads against Gingrich. How can you tell the mud-slinging works? The top four searches for "Gingrich" are "Callista," "Newt ethics violations," "Newt wives," and "Newt scandals," The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports, results he says "prove that the negative ad barrage from Romney and...
  • Mitt: Yes, He Can (BARF alert)

    01/24/2012 7:03:01 AM PST · by Thane_Banquo · 15 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | January 24, 2012 | Charlotte Hays
    When asked about his electability, Newt invoked Ronald Reagan, who was once thought unelectable his first invocation of Reagan during the debate last night. If Mitt Romney were a yard dog, he might have fired back, Hey, Newt, whose record are you running on yours or Ronald Reagans? Mitt Romney is not a yard dog. But he did a damned good job at the debate anyway, turning in a winning performance after his abysmal one in South Carolina. He laid several gloves on Newt, and Newt who wore a nasty facial expression most of the night ...
  • Mitt Romney's Top Conservative Achievements

    01/23/2012 10:51:12 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 18 replies
    Newt2012 ^ | January 23, 2012 | R.C. Hammond
    A great summary!
  • The Income-Inequality Myth (Reports of skyrocketing incomes for the wealthy are unfounded)

    01/10/2012 6:53:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/10/2012 | Michael Tanner
    As we listen to President Obama, Occupy Wall Street, and much of the mainstream media working themselves into a lather over inequality in America, one thinks of “Harrison Bergeron,” the 1961 short story by Kurt Vonnegut that posited a society based on perfect equality, “not only equal before God and the law . . . equal every which way.” The government employed a “Handicapper General” to ensure that no one was smarter, more athletic, or more productive than anyone else. Beautiful people were forced to wear masks, athletic people had to carry weights, and intelligent people wore radios in their ears to interrupt...
  • Team Romney Declares Victory, Sees Voting As Mere Formality

    12/27/2011 5:52:49 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    AnyoneButMitt.com ^ | 26 December 2011 | Michael Graham
    Unto the manor born, as they say: Romneys speech was billed by his advisers as his closing argument before the GOP nomination fight kicks off in earnest with the Iowa caucuses on January 3. But you would be forgiven for thinking it sounded more like the opening salvo in a general election. Romney drew no explicit or, really, implicit contrasts with any of his Republican rivals, training his fire exclusively on the Democrat in the Oval Office. His focus reflected a strategy from which his campaign has rarely deviated all year long. But it was also born of a confidence...
  • Poll: Gingrich has slight lead in Virginia over Romney

    12/22/2011 5:06:34 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2011 | Anit Kumar
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a slight lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Virginia Republicans in the race for president, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll, released Wednesday morning, shows Gingrich at 30 percent and Romney at 25 percent among Republican voters. No other candidate tops nine percent. In a head-to-head matchup, Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, left, and former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Gingrich tops Romney by a larger margin, 47 percent to 39 percent...
  • OReilly Asks Romney if Obama Is a Socialist & He Says

    12/20/2011 9:00:36 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 67 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2011 | Becket Adams
    "Is he a socialist? asks FOX Newss blunt television host Bill OReilly. I prefer to use the term that hes just over his head, the former governor of Massachusetts responds with what he must have thought was a safe answer. Yeah, but you gotta look at his economic plan, and that economic plan was top down, federal leadership getting us out of the recession we spent trillions of dollarsand people say, Listen, the guys a socialist! Its class warfare; thats what hes going to wage against you if you get the nomination, OReilly says, gesturing towards Romney. Youre a...
  • Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans stout in support of Herman Cain Cain 22% Romney 14%

    11/13/2011 2:02:49 PM PST · by Fred · 13 replies
    Vanderbilt University ^ | 111211 | Jim Patterson
    Businessman Herman Cain is the favorite of Tennessee voters for the states March 6 presidential Republican primary election, but female voters are far less likely to support him. That pattern is unlikely to change in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to a new poll by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. Cain was the choice of 22 percent of 823 likely primary voters polled Oct. 28 through Nov. 5. The poll was conducted as the sexual harassment claims started to arise. Yet Cains support did not change much as the story...
  • A perfect way to celebrate the 'luckiest day of the century' 11.11.11...

    11/11/2011 1:58:53 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Dail Mail Online ^ | 11-11-11 | Hugo Gye & Emma Reynolds
    They are the lucky babies whose friends and families will never forget their birthday. Each was born as the calendar turned to 11.11.11 - which only happens once every 100 years. Layker Poppy Pamela Funnell was born in Wishaw Hospital, Lanarkshire, to delighted new parents Paul and Siobhan Morrison - who by an incredible coincidence also celebrated her birthday today. It was a thrilling moment for children turning 11 too, as well as the hordes of couples who decided to make this unique date even more special by choosing it for their wedding day. Bristol twins Ben and Lucie Hulin...
  • The Austerity Myth: Federal Spending Up 5% This Year

    10/17/2011 3:18:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 17, 2011 | JOHN MERLINE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    When Republicans took control of the House in January, they pledged to make deep cuts in federal spending, and in April they succeeded in passing a bill advertised as cutting $38 billion from fiscal 2011's budget. Then in August, they pushed for a deal to cut an additional $2.4 trillion over the next decade. Some analysts have blamed these spending cuts for this year's economic slowdown. But data released by the Treasury Department on Friday show that, so far, there haven't been any spending cuts at all. Higher Spending, DeficitsIn fact, in the first nine months of this year, federal...
  • Cain Joins Nevada Caucus Boycott

    10/14/2011 12:50:47 PM PDT · by casablanca · 35 replies
    WMUR ^ | 10.14.11 | staff
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has joined other candidates in boycotting the Nevada caucus unless the state moves its caucus date back to appease New Hampshire. Cain's New Hampshire campaign co-chair Jack Kimball confirmed the decision Friday. "Mr. Cain believes Nevada is making a bad problem worse, exacerbating a situation started by Florida moving it's primary into January," Kimball said. Read more: http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-primary-extended-coverage/29487020/detail.html#ixzz1amrmWsD2
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Anyone but Bachmann

    08/14/2011 7:54:53 AM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 14, 2011 | William Jacobson
    Michelle Bachmann and/or her senior staff have decided that the path to short-term success is to insult Palin and to present Bachmann as the only viable alternative to establishment Republicans. First it was Ed Rollins publicly insulting Palin almost at the very moment Bachmann announced her run; at the time I left open the possibility that Rollins had gone rogue, but Bachmann herself never made it right and Rollins still is the brains behind her campaign. Next was this report of what is going on in the run up to the Iowa straw poll: I like Sarah Palin a lot,...
  • Online Iowa Straw Poll

    08/13/2011 7:29:30 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 11 replies
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  • Media Myth Debunked: Almost No Temperature Records Broken in Last Week's 'Record-Breaking Heat'

    07/24/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/24/11 | Noel Sheppard
    All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat. Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken: [T]he NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature...shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011. That's right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week's "record-breaking heat." (Snip) As you
  • Romney reaffirms stance that global warming is real

    06/04/2011 1:30:50 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 149 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 4, 2011 | Matt Viser
    In the first town hall of his freshly announced presidential campaign, Mitt Romney yesterday reaffirmed his view that global warming is occurring and that humans are contributing to it, a position that has been rejected in recent years by many Republicans as the issue has taken on a greater partisan tinge. "I don't speak for the scientific community, of course," Romney said. "But I believe the world's getting warmer. I can't prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that . . ....
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney

    06/03/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 331 replies
    Townhall/Reuters ^ | 6/3/2011 | Ros Krasny
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • How the Media Falsify Obama's Origins Story

    05/10/2011 2:11:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    In her new biography of Ann Dunham, A Singular Woman, New York Times reporter Janny Scott corrupts Barack Obama's nativity story even more than a cynic might have thought possible. In so doing, Scott follows an ignoble media tradition that deserves exposure as does the story that it corrupts. At the very first moment of his national acclaim, the 2004 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama established the foundational myth of his political ascendancy. Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., had grown up in Kenya "herding goats." His mother, Ann Dunham, Obama traced to Kansas, as he always...
  • Nope, Saving the Clinton era 'surpluses' wouldn't have averted the entitlement crisis

    05/05/2011 2:01:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/04/2011 | Philip Klein
    As liberals grapple with the reality that the nation's welfare state is financially unsustainable, they've renewed the myth that all would be swell if President Bush hadn't squandered the surpluses that were projected a decade ago. This argument received a boost over the weekend with an article by the Washington Post's Lori Montgomery, who wrote: "The nation's unnerving descent into debt began a decade ago with a choice, not a crisis." The reality is a bit more complicated. To start with, it's important to emphasize that the projected surpluses were just that -- projections. As the Congressional Budget Office cautioned...
  • Let's Put to Bed the 'America Is Bankrupt' Myth

    04/26/2011 5:27:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 04/26/2011 | John Tamny
    To read economic and political commentary with any kind of frequency is to be bombarded daily - and hourly for that matter - with breathy articles about a United States groaning under deficits that surely signal bankruptcy, Social Security checks that eventually won't clear, and of course a looming financial crisis. A recent New York Times column by noted deficit scold David Stockman naturally referenced America's "desperate" financial situation. Much of this commentary is well written, it's certainly popular, but it's also total nonsense. To understand why we must first consider the marketplace for U.S. Treasuries, which is the deepest...
  • Stereotype Dispelled.

    04/17/2011 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Chaffer · 5 replies
    Congressman James Clyburn seeks to dispell a common urban stereotype.
  • The Truth About Spending Cuts: Separating economic myth from economic fact

    04/08/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | April 8, 2011 | Veronique de Rugy
    Myth 1: Spending cuts will derail the economy. Fact 1: The academic literature shows that successful cases of fiscal adjustment relied overwhelmingly on spending cuts, not tax increases..... Myth 2: We cant balance the budget without raising taxes. Fact 2: We can balance the budget simply by holding spending constant..... Myth 3: Paul Ryans plan will dramatically cut spending. Fact 3: Ryans plan reduces spending between FY2011 and FY2012. After that it reduces the growth of spending. But overall spending grows by $1.1 trillion over 10 years under Ryans plan.....
  • Obama concedes he's not a NBC, in Obama vs. Keyes 2004 Debate

    04/08/2011 10:28:56 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Post Mail ^ | October 21, 2009 | John Charlton
    Obama concedes he's not a NBC, in Obama vs. Keyes 2004 Debate WITNESS COMES FORWARD, HISTORY OF INTERNET RUMOUR DOCUMENTED UPDATE: Oct. 21, 2009 Second Witness Comes forward, gives testimony to The Post & Email by John Charlton (October 15, 2009) It was a moment little noticed and soon forgotten; the import of it was not at that time understood; but the evidence that it [...] WITNESS COMES FORWARD, HISTORY OF INTERNET RUMOUR DOCUMENTED UPDATE: Oct. 21, 2009 Second Witness Comes forward, gives testimony to The Post & Email by John Charlton (October 15, 2009) It...