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  • Staying away from ALL news programs today (best comment on the inauguration)

    01/21/2013 9:36:30 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 57 replies
    Neal's Nuze ^ | 1/21/13 | Neal Boortz
    Most Americans don’t know this – but then this is a country that did reelect Obama – that Dear Ruler was sworn in for his second term yesterday. The Constitution says he’s to be sworn in on the 20th, and that’s probably the only part of the Constitution that Obama wants to stringently adhere to. But there was a grand opportunity for Obama --- he could delay the inauguration until today, the day of the official holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. After all! How could he resist! I would love to see someone figure out how much it cost...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/21/2013 9:35:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | January 21, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.
  • Obama is Sinking America

    01/21/2013 9:35:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Matt Barber
    Although it certainly wasn’t Oscar material, I still love the 1989 film “Erik the Viking,” starring, among others, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and John Cleese. It’s a campy British comedy-fantasy about a band of misfit Vikings on a quest to reach Valhalla. In one scene, the motley mob finds its way to the island of Hy-Brasil, a happy, peaceful, sunlit land populated by white-robed, free-loving, uber-pacifist morons. You know, liberals. Through a series of immaterial events, the island begins to sink into the ocean. As it does, Erik and crew evacuate and re-board the ship while Hy-Brasil’s inhabitants...
  • DeMint and Heritage

    01/21/2013 9:30:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    The Heritage Foundation didn't invent conservative principles, but since 1973 the Washington based think tank can take credit for providing the salt to the life of the modern conservative political movement. Founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich, Joseph Coors, and Ed Feulner, Heritage's mission has always been to "formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." Heritage blossomed during the Reagan Administration with a President whose agenda and principles were an ideal match for the mission of the Heritage Foundation. Feulner was named...
  • Exclusive: Mark Levin's Inaugural Day Message— Fight!

    01/21/2013 9:26:34 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    As President Barack Obama prepares for his inauguration, Breitbart News sat down with radio talk show host Mark Levin, the bestselling author of the blockbusters Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, Men in Black, and Rescuing Sprite. Levin painted a stark picture of the reality facing the country – the rise of tyranny – but he also offered hope in one word: “fight.” “I don’t think Obama knows exactly what he’s going to go for in his second term,” Levin said, "as he will look for opportunities to exploit as events unfold. I am sure they've drawn up a partial a list,...
  • Full text: President Obama’s inaugural address

    01/21/2013 9:14:07 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC
  • Russian kids with cancer must make way for country’s top judges

    01/21/2013 9:12:44 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2013 | By Will Englund
    MOSCOW — Russian health care is getting a jolt of Soviet-style management in the northern city of St. Petersburg. The prosaically named Hospital No. 31, once reserved for the Communist Party elite of Leningrad, is to be closed to the public again after more than 20 years, on orders from the Kremlin — this time, to become the exclusive medical center for the nation’s top judges. But doctors and supporters of the hospital are furious and are vowing to fight its closure every way they can. They point out that it is among the top hospitals in the city, and...
  • Why nothing the president says matters anymore

    01/21/2013 9:08:29 AM PST · by NCjim · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    The ennui that hangs over the second inauguration of President Obama like a thick blanket of fog is not simply a function of Republican weariness and wariness after four years of fights with the president. Democrats too are less than thrilled on this august occasion. As my colleague Dana Milbank put it, Obama’s agenda looks “little.” The certitude that he will accomplish significant things is nowhere to be found. Those who made the case for his reelection seem almost wistful. The Post editorial board writes, “We hope, given the opportunity, he will rededicate himself to being a president who is...
  • Remembering Obama’s Inaugural Promises

    01/21/2013 9:04:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Holler
    “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” President Barack Obama spoke these words four years ago to a captive nation -- a nation that believed hope could lead to change they could believe in. Change did indeed come to America, but not the change many people envisioned. While we may have a lot of new laws (and debt)...
  • Is Chuck Hagel a George Soros Plant? We Look At the Evidence

    01/21/2013 9:03:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/20/13 | http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/20/is-chuck-hagel-a-george-soros-plant-we-look-at-the-eviden
    Could Chuck Hagel, the man President Obama wants to become Secretary of Defense, secretly be a pawn of George Soros? It is a question that liberals would not bear hearing, and one that many conservatives, no doubt, would not bear going unanswered. And indeed, evidence has come to light suggesting that the answer to this question may incline toward the positive. Specifically, a recent report by Aaron Klein of KleinOnline suggests the following about the would-be defense secretary: Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary, serves on the board of a George Soros-funded group that advocates a...
  • On Morning Joe: Why Can't Obama Use His 'Super-Brain' to Make Washington Work?

    01/21/2013 9:00:08 AM PST · by chessplayer · 23 replies
    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd spoke in such illustrious language about the "brilliant" president and his "super-brain" that she even bowled over Obama fan Mika Brzezinski who exclaimed: "Now that's love!" Appearing on the Monday edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dowd predicted that "five years from now" the Morning Joe crew will be gushing about Obama's "brilliant political memoir" but then lamented that they would look back and ask: "Why couldn't he have applied that super-brain to Washington and gotten it to work better?"
  • Neutral Austria votes to keep military draft

    01/21/2013 8:59:40 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 20, 2013 | Georgina Prodhan
    Austrians voted to keep military conscription on Sunday, bucking a trend towards replacing conscripts with professional armies in Western Europe that began with the end of the Cold War. The neutral Alpine nation that once stood at the frontier between the Warsaw Pact and NATO voted 60 percent in favor of maintaining the draft, which is seen as binding civil society to the military and instilling a sense of citizenship in young men. The result is a blow to Chancellor Werner Faymann's Social Democrats, who had argued a smaller, professional force would be more suited to modern military reality, more...
  • Israel: America's model for reducing violent crime

    01/21/2013 8:56:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Exclusive: Chuck Norris shares effective strategy for protecting little children (Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of Chuck Norris’ two-part series on reducing violent crime in the U.S.) Last week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel’s general election on Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement, “You might think I’m a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has his own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu” (the prime minister’s nickname). Netanyahu’s leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967,...
  • Suspended for Playing Cops and Robbers? The Continuing Wussification of America

    01/21/2013 8:54:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve had fun documenting and comparing examples of government stupidity in both the United States and United Kingdom, and today’s story clearly belongs on those lists. Send this kid to a re-education camp! It’s also an example of a perverse anti-gun mentality.How else can you explain a school in Talbot County, Maryland, suspending a couple of young boys for the supposedly horrible offense of making gun shapes with their fingers while playing cops and robbers?!?Here are some of the details from a local news report.There’s controversy at a Talbot County school after two 6-year-old boys were suspended while playing cops...
  • Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’

    01/21/2013 8:46:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’ In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos during ABC’s special inauguration day coverage this morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell lashed out at people in the Republican Party who spent the last four years spreading “birther nonsense” and other “things that demonize the president,” calling on GOP leaders to denounce such talk — publicly. “Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other...
  • Bloody Jihad: Obama Fiddles, Americans Burn (Algerian Massacre)

    01/21/2013 8:43:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts Obama for lack of leadership in 'act of war' The Algerian hostage crisis came to a bloody end Saturday when Special Forces stormed the BP gas complex after the jihadists executed their non-Muslim POWs. At least 81 people have been killed, including two Americans. They were holding more than 600, but they released all the Muslims, saying “they did not want to hurt Muslims. Some locals were forced to recite parts of the Koran to prove they were Muslims.” The jihadists called their non-Muslim hostages “kuffar,” an ugly word meaning unbelievers. One Muslim hostage said: “Us...
  • Obama Latest "Reform": Deputy Doctor Snitches

    01/21/2013 8:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Gina Loudon
    The President is deputizing medical and mental health professionals who will be expected to betray to government and law enforcement authorities, the status of any American regarding gun ownership. This should strike terror in the soul of those who might rely on those professionals at one point or another in his life. All arguments about Constitutionality aside, turning medical providers into a network of government spies will be deadly. Take, for example, the military. I have a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development, so I am a mental health professional turned talk show host who lives in a military city....
  • Obama wants background checks on you

    01/21/2013 8:38:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah pinpoints astounding irony of latest executive orders What’s the definition of irony? How about a sitting president who, after four years, has provided next to zero validated information about himself demanding that citizens of the United States undergo more federal background checks to exercise their most basic Second Amendment rights? That’s just one of the outrages I find in the 23 executive orders issued by the White House designed to discourage law-abiding U.S. citizens from purchasing firearms for their own self-defense and to ensure that tyrants like himself have a monopoly on force in our country. Sure...
  • Alberta's royalty regime to take steep hit as oil prices sputter, energy minister warns

    01/21/2013 8:38:28 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | JANUARY 21, 2013 | CHRIS VARCOE
    The steep price discount facing Alberta crude is jeopardizing the Redford government’s projection of collecting $10 billion in bitumen revenue by 2014-15, as fewer oilsands projects are expected to graduate into paying higher royalties in the short term, says Energy Minister Ken Hughes. In last spring’s budget, the Tory government predicted it would collect a gusher from the province’s 108 oilsands projects, with bitumen royalties hitting $5.7 billion this year and climbing by an average of 32 per cent in each of the following two years — driven by rising production and expectations of higher commodity prices. Rising prices would...
  • The Obama Inauguration Brought To You By Corporations and Unions

    01/21/2013 8:35:27 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Obama's 2009 inauguration was bolstered by the feelings of "hope and change" that boosted the President to electoral victory. His official inauguration committee eschewed corporate donations back then, but times have changed dramatically. The Presidential Inauguration Committee set a goal of raising $50 million for Barack Obama's second inauguration, but have turned to big corporations and big labor unions in order to make it there. AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Microsoft and Coca-Cola are all on the official list of inauguration donors this year. Joining those corporations are the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the...