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  • It’s the Message and Yes the Messengers — NOT the Voters

    01/22/2013 5:16:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2013 | David Horowitz
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - It’s the Message and Yes the Messengers — NOT the VotersPosted By David Horowitz On January 21, 2013 @ 4:02 pm In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 41 Comments Bruce Thornton, a highly intelligent and eloquent writer is one hundred percent wrong in attributing the Republican election loss to the alleged fact that 47% of the country are now “takers” from government. If Thornton is right, how is it that Republicans were the minority party in 1960 and 1964, before Medicare and all the entitlements that followed the Great Society programs were in place? I say...
  • Ariz. bill would outlaw US firearms enforcement.

    01/22/2013 5:13:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - With the threat of new federal gun control laws and regulations looming, a state legislator wants to provide legal cover for Arizonans who do not want to obey them - and penalize federal officials who try to enforce them. The proposal by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, makes it illegal for any public servant to enforce "any act, law, statute, rule or regulation" of the federal government relating to personal firearms or accessories within the boundaries of Arizona. It defines public servants to include not just state and local employees but also legislators, judges, jurors, witnesses and consultants who...
  • No Gold in Them Thar Hills

    01/22/2013 5:10:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/22/2013 | Diane Alden
    The Germans and most of the world no longer trust us. Rather the Germans no longer trust the Federal Reserve, our political or economic elite and leaders — why should they? The United States has held the world’s reserve currency status since 1971 when Nixon took us the gold standard after Charles DeGaulle demanded that any transfer payments between the US and France be in gold. After that, the world accepted us as reserve currency, the dollar became the gold standard. Along with London and the Swiss the United States became a financial empire as well as a military and...
  • Beware of Those Advising GOP To Unilaterally Disarm

    01/22/2013 5:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Isn't it ironic that Republicans keep receiving advice to be more conciliatory and work with President Obama while President Obama not only is receiving the opposite advice but fully intends to be even more divisive in his second term? On "Meet the Press" last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said: "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the (Republican) party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." That is outrageously false, but lest you think hypersensitivity to race is all that's...
  • Connecticut Democrat Introduces Gun Confiscation Bill To Congress H.R. 226

    01/22/2013 4:57:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Government Slaves ^ | 1/17/2013 | Kurt Nimmo
    On January 13, 2013, H.R. 226 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The bill will amend the 1986 IRS code and allow a credit if taxpayers “surrender” their guns to the government. Cited as the “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act,” the proposed legislation represents another effort to convince citizens that they must voluntarily turn in their guns as a civic duty and to do their part to reduce “gun violence” and protect children, as Obama said yesterday. The bill is yet more evidence that federal and state governments...
  • (OH)There is a reason legislators ignored the Chicken Little objections

    01/22/2013 4:49:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Chad D. Baus
    Lost in all the attention being rightly given to the mass murder in Connecticut one month ago was the Ohio legislature's passage of yet another bill designed to improve the state's concealed carry law. The few news articles written to cover passage of HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization), which passed the day before the horrific events in Newtown, CT, were quick to point out that the legislation was passed above the objections of "law enforcement" (despite the fact that the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Buckeye State Sheriff's Association did not object to the bill). If the OSHP and...
  • Once a Critic of Deficits, Obama Now Goes for Broke

    01/22/2013 4:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Byron York
    "You don't have to be a deficit hawk to be disturbed by the growing gap between revenues and expenses," said Sen. Barack Obama during a Nov. 3, 2005, debate on the Senate floor. At the time, Obama had been a senator for less than a year and the federal budget deficit was in fact shrinking, from $248 billion in fiscal 2006 to $160 billion in fiscal 2007. Still, Obama seemed deeply concerned about the deficit, and he appeared to believe it when he said the only way to close the shortfalls was to force Congress to pay for what it...
  • Mark Dayton ready to lay out Minnestoa tax, spending wishes

    01/22/2013 4:47:25 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-22-13 | Brian Bakst
    Months in the making, Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year state budget plan is set to be released Tuesday, Jan. 22, and will likely rely heavily on tax increases to solve a projected $1.1 billion deficit and boost spending on his other priority programs. His plan is the starting point in a tax-and-spending debate that will reach well into spring. With fellow Democrats now in charge of the Legislature, Dayton's plan carries tremendous weight and a high likelihood that much of it will be enacted. Lawmakers must approve a budget by July 1 to avoid service interruptions. Barring unexpectedly deep spending cuts,...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2013 #1

    01/22/2013 4:31:05 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 309 replies
    Freepers Who Care | JANUARY 22, 2013 | TM CREW
    ~2003~THREAT MATRIX~2013~ TM LAST 73 72 71 SEVENTY 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 SIXTY 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 FIFTY 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 FORTY 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 THIRTY 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 TWENTY 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 TEN 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 ONE MM
  • 7 Political Questions for Republicans Who Support Amnesty

    01/22/2013 4:03:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Republicans who support amnesty are like global warming alarmists. They can't answer the most basic questions about what they believe. Since the Republican Party is now once again considering going to war with itself over amnesty instead of trying to move the ball forward for conservatism, it seems like a good time to ask some of the crucial questions that always seem to be conspicuously ignored because the pro-amnesty side has no answers. 1) How many net votes would the GOP lose if illegal immigrants become citizens? Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney 73% to 27% with Hispanic voters. Given that...
  • Israel: America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

    01/22/2013 3:55:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Chuch Norris
    This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, 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 its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu." Netanyahu's leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967, when he was a part of the Israel Defense Forces' elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. And they were just as obvious in his public service through the years, as I...
  • Study: "Debt Problem Began Four Decades Ago"

    01/22/2013 3:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reminds Americans that, contrary to the narrative that huge deficits and debt are merely a recent product of the Great Recession, the problem began over forty years ago. Daniel Thornton, the St. Louis Fed's Vice President and economic adviser, finds what conservatives have been saying all along is true: it's steadily increasing government spending, not a lack of tax revenues, that's causing all of this. [A]fter 1970, both revenues and expenditures increased on average relative to the previous two decades; however, revenue increased marginally while expenditures increased significantly... on...
  • Premiums set to rise this year in run-up to ObamaCare tax on insurance industry

    01/22/2013 3:35:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/21/2013 | By Joseph Weber
    While the most sweeping provisions of the health care overhaul have not yet gone into effect, plenty of Americans will still be paying higher insurance premiums this year -- as insurance companies try to preemptively cover the cost of a tax increase included in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. That tax doesn't take effect until next year, when other major provisions like the so-called "individual mandate" and insurance subsidies also kick in. But that hasn't stopped insurance companies from charging higher premiums this year to cover the hike, as well as the cost of ObamaCare benefits such as free birth...
  • Russia to outlaw 'homosexual propaganda' and ban public events that promote gay rights.

    01/22/2013 3:09:57 AM PST · by klpt · 50 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 21 January 2013 | Sarah Johnson
    A public kiss between two men could be defined as illegal 'homosexual propaganda' and bring a fine of up to Ł10,000 if a bill that comes up for a first vote this month becomes law in Russia. The legislation being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church would make it illegal to tell minors information that is defined as ‘propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism.’ It includes a ban on holding public events that promote gay rights.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 22, 2013

    01/22/2013 3:00:39 AM PST · by sneakers · 27 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Upside Down Flag flown at Inaugural

    01/22/2013 2:53:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    At least one brave and patriotic American attended the Presidential Inauguration and is in the parade route with an American flag in the 'distress position' and the white Gadsden flag by the way, which is affiliated with the Culpepper Militia Minutemen so they were very brave! LINK HERE: go to photo #50 http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/21/opinion/opinion-inauguration-roundup/index.html?hpt=op_t1 —
  • 'White and black don't mix'

    01/22/2013 2:12:07 AM PST · by Anila · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 01/20/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Take one stripper with California, golden-girl looks. Lock her up for acting crazy. Ads by Google emeibaby Tuch- und Tragepatentierte Bauch -und Rückentrage Versandkostenfrei nach A und D emeibabyshop.at easycare BabytragetuchTragetücher in schlichten Designs Onlineshop und einfache Anleitung www.easycare.at One day later, release her into the most dangerous ghetto in Chicago – dressed only in short shorts and a bikini top. At night. Still acting crazy. Deny her pleas for help because “white and black don’t mix.” Then try to figure out what happened when a group of black people take her into the nearby projects, where she is raped...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • Israelis head to polls to elect 19th Knesset

    01/21/2013 11:33:29 PM PST · by onyx · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2013 05:34 | By GIL HOFFMAN
    Concerns about complacency hang over elections as 10,132 polling stations poise to open nationwide; Likud Beytenu worried about dropping below 30 seats; Labor party leader says with high turnout "we can replace Netanyahu." An IDF soldier stands with a ballot box at a base on the Golan Heights, during the 2009 elections Photo: Reuters Israel’s fate for up to the next four years will be decided on Tuesday when 5,656,705 voters will be eligible to choose among 32 parties at 10,132 polling stations nationwide from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Politicians from across the political spectrum expressed optimism that, with...
  • 'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

    01/21/2013 9:48:38 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 176 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-22-13 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum." It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist...
  • State Controlled Media pressing "Slave Patrols" reason for 2nd Amendment / Dr. Carl T. Bogus

    01/21/2013 9:46:24 PM PST · by horsappl · 24 replies
    Fergus Falls Journal ^ | 01-21-13 | Mike Van Horn
    Our fast and furious president It is time to examine the motives of President Obama, in light of his campaign to weaken American citizens by restricting access to arms... ...President Obama’s exectutive branch armed criminals, resulting in murders in the U.S. and Mexico. The guns Obama’s administration authorized were primarily semi-automatic AK47′s, what Obama refers to as “assault weapons”. President Obama is advocating the American citizen to be weaker than the criminals that recieved “Fast and Furious” guns. President Obama’s actions are the exact reason the second amendment was written.
  • Obama says decade of war ending (Neville Chamberlain II)

    01/21/2013 9:24:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Associate Press ^ | Jan 21, 12:07 PM EST | none stated
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  • Masked Mexican vigilantes take to the streets to protect their villages from the drug cartels

    01/21/2013 9:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2013
    Tired of the scourge of organized crime, civilians in two rural towns in southwestern Mexico have taken matters into their own hands over the last two weeks. Since the second week of January, around 800 masked and armed residents have set up vigilante groups who are manning checkpoints, imposing curfews and arresting alleged criminals. This unofficial police force says they are providing security for the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in Guerrero state, an area that has been hit hard by Mexico's drug violence. More than 70,000 people killed across the country since 2006 and residents in...
  • MORAL IMPERATIVE: Rep John Campbell, CA 45th

    01/21/2013 8:39:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    campbell.house.gov ^ | 21 January 2013 | Rep. John Campbell
    Moral Imperative: I speak often in these pages about things fiscal, financial and economic. Given that I am a CPA and sit on three committees in Congress that deal with money (Budget, Financial Services and Joint Economic), this is to be expected. But, I am not all about money. And, the nation's problems are not all about money. As big a problem as our debts and deficits are, they are emblematic of deeper and actually more significant moral and cultural issues. For some time now, we have heard of those who Tom Brokaw dubbed "the greatest generation", those who sacrificed...
  • Cut state funding to terminal patients so they "can die quickly"

    01/21/2013 8:37:27 PM PST · by Rabin · 43 replies
    japantimes ^ | Jan. 22, 2013 | REIJI YOSHIDA
    Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso... on social security reforms, "the medical system should be changed so that the many terminal patients now using government money for expensive treatment, can quickly pass away. Such patients can keep living even if they wish to die...
  • U.S. Post Office cuts threaten source of black jobs

    01/21/2013 8:29:48 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 168 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Mary Wisniewski
    (Reuters) - While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how much she loves her job at the U.S. Postal Service, and how much it would hurt if jobs such as hers were to disappear. "These jobs are the middle class ..." said Dortch-Hardy, a tall, energetic 38-year-old, who took long strides as she wheeled her cart along a row of two- and three-story brick apartment houses. "Without this job, I don't know where I'd be right now." The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006, and more cuts could result as it struggles...
  • Chuck Woolery on Assault Weapons (this is GOOD alert, well produced, tight presentation)

    01/21/2013 8:27:12 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evEg1VNfX3o Youtube video on second amendment
  • Why Owning Gold Is Absolutely Essential – Charles Ponzi Meets Cassandra

    01/21/2013 8:19:53 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-21-2013 | Deviant Investor
    Why Owning Gold Is Absolutely Essential – Charles Ponzi Meets Cassandra Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Jan 21, 2013 - 05:12 PM By: DeviantInvestor One fine day on the streets of Washington D.C. the ghost of Charles Ponzi struck up a conversation with the ghost of Cassandra. He was a charming devil and assumed she would find him irresistible so he began with “It is ironic, I think, that I am a thief, while you see and speak the truth, but the people believe me and scorn you.” Cassandra was not impressed and replied, “It is true. Most people would...
  • Gates of Vienna (counter-jihad blog) declared in violation of Blogger's (Google) Terms of Service

    01/21/2013 8:06:52 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 24 replies
    The mostly European-oriented counter-jihad blog, The Gates of Vienna, has been declared in violation of the terms of service of Google's blog-hosting arm, Blogger. I would urge all FReepers to protest this action to Google and boycott Google's products to the maximum extent feasible until it is reversed. The Gates of Vienna was a valuable resource for those opposing the Islamization of Western Civilization, and the violation of the terms of service is almost certainly based on accepting the Islamic notion of "slander of religion" under which telling the truth about Islam, if doing so impedes the spread of Islam...
  • A ‘limitless’ vision: Obama lays out liberal agenda for second term

    01/21/2013 7:37:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/21/13 | Dave Boyer
    Forging into the latter half of his historic presidency, Barack Obama urged the nation at his second inauguration Monday to work together on a liberal agenda of America’s “limitless possibilities,” such as reversing climate change, advancing gay rights and strengthening the social safety net. On a chilly and overcast Monday, Mr. Obama laid out the broad themes for his second term, in which he is winding down the war in Afghanistan and is renewing his push for programs to help the middle class. While
  • Ed Lee talks of tearing down end of I-280 [San Francisco]

    01/21/2013 7:33:25 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    Mayor Ed Lee is floating the idea of tearing down the stub end of Interstate 280 in San Francisco in hopes of creating a new neighborhood and speeding up the arrival of high-speed rail service downtown. The idea, laid out by the mayor's chief transit planner, Gillian Gillett, in a memo to the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission, would be to knock down I-280 before 16th Street - eliminating the ramps both at Sixth and Brannan streets and at Fourth and King streets. It would be replaced by a street-level boulevard akin to those built after the Embarcadero and Central freeways...
  • Fleeing California Taxes? Get In Line (Leaving is not that easy)

    01/21/2013 7:24:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/16/2013 | Robert W. Wood
    Is it any wonder that many small and medium sized businesses are moving out of California? In the recent elections, California Voters Sock It To The Rich. As the Wall Street Journal noted, some are promising businesses a better life elsewhere. Being courted must be refreshing but it is important for a company and its owners to have reasonable expectations and to budget for drilling down into California’s rules. After all, leaving is not always easy. A California resident is anyone in the state for other than a temporary or transitory purpose. See FTB Publication 1031. Plus, it includes anyone...
  • Oil Guru Destroys All Of The Hype About America's Energy Boom

    01/21/2013 7:21:50 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | Rob Wile
    Oil Guru Destroys All Of The Hype About America's Energy Boom Rob WileJan. 20, 2013, 10:20 AM Not everyone believes the U.S. is capable of becoming energy independent thanks to its shale oil and gas reserves, as the International Energy Association suggested recently. The math just doesn't work out, they say — America consumes too much. But some are even more skeptical than that. Arthur Berman, an oil analyst with Labyrinth Consulting Services, says the promise of America's shale reserves have been vastly overstated. His main argument: shale is too expensive to drill, and shale wells usually don't last longer...
  • Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama's Advisers

    01/21/2013 7:18:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | AWR Haekins
    Reports indicate that Marine General James Mattis is being forced out of CENTCOM for questioning certain aspects of the Obama administration's Middle East policy. In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers. These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to "consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran." Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep...
  • Va. Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts

    01/21/2013 7:04:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Senate Republicans this afternoon pushed through a surprise rewrite of the 2011 redistricting plan that erases a Democratic seat in western Virginia and creates a sixth majority black district that would be located between Petersburg and Danville. Democrats were shocked by the move, vowing to oppose the new plan in court. he so-called re-redistricting plan was woven into House-passed legislation that makes technical adjustments to delegates' districts. The revised plan cleared the Senate on a party-line vote of 20-19. Missing this afternoon was Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, who was in Washington for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. The...
  • Why ‘entitlement’ programs aren’t really entitlements

    01/21/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 56 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-21-13 | jim huffman
    Almost everyone seems to agree that some combination of Social Security reform, Medicare reform and Medicaid reform is essential to any long-term fix of the federal government’s fiscal woes. But few in Washington are prepared to face the political challenges of such reform. Perhaps it would help if we stopped calling these federally financed benefits “entitlements.” In any legal sense of the term, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are not entitlements. Unlike public employee pensions, which are contractual obligations now threatening to bankrupt state and local governments, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits can be modified, or even eliminated, by...
  • Obama seeks to split Republican Party into warring factions before 2014 midterm election

    01/21/2013 6:48:16 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 99 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-21-13 | neil munro
    Barack Obama’s top political aide used an Inauguration Day interview to sketch out a provocative political strategy intended to split the Republican Party in time to impact the 2014 midterm elections. “The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.” “We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country who are seeking...
  • Against Swedenization - The entitlement state imbalances budgets and enervates citizens

    01/21/2013 6:46:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | JANUARY 28, 2013 | William Voegeli
    Imagine a foreign visitor who has learned just one fact about America: For the past century our politics has been defined by a contest between two movements, one intermittently calling itself “progressive” and the other more consistently calling itself “conservative.” He would rightly conclude from those labels that partisans of the two movements agree that the arc of history bends toward progressivism and away from conservatism. Progressives, that is, believe they have history’s wind in their sails. They constitute, in that sense, the party of the future. Conservatives, on the other hand, are committed to the stewardship and transmission...
  • Harry Reid's Great Disappearing Act (Our fiscal mess is the Democratic Senate's fault)

    01/21/2013 6:41:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/18/2013 | Kimberly Strassel
    The simplest statements sometimes are the most insightful. For an example, consider this one on Wednesday from Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, in reaction to President Obama's gun-control proposals: "I would welcome the opportunity to debate these issues on the floor of the Senate, and would encourage Majority Leader [Harry] Reid to schedule a full and open debate." In these seemingly innocuous words are a key to GOP revival. What may be the most overlooked story of the past two years is how Harry Reid has subverted the democratic process, successfully allowing him to both protect his party and keep the...
  • I am going in! I am in DC with a T-shirt that calls them -- accurately -- "morons

    01/21/2013 6:40:00 PM PST · by freedumb2003 · 58 replies
    1/21/2013 | me
    I am at the Ritz DC. Almost all the people here are His Colour. If you don't hear from me after 2 hours you will know they have attacked me and killed me. I will NOT let them think their god is The God. And I will fight -- maybe until dead. Eric Holder!!! You hate the USA!
  • Republicans put spotlight on feckless Senate Democrats (Barone likes GOP debt ceiling strategy)

    01/21/2013 6:36:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/21/2013 | Michael Barone
    Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so. They certainly need one that is at least the latter if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results. In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker...
  • NBC's Al Roker Yells Like a Groupie at Obama and Biden During Inaugural Parade

    01/21/2013 6:34:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    Like one of President Obama's adoring fans camped out along the inaugural parade route on Monday, during live MSNBC coverage of the event, NBC Today weatherman Al Roker excitedly yelled at Obama and later Vice President Biden to get their attention as they walked by.
  • Ideals don't mean giving up common sense [Oakland, crime, William Bratton, "progressives"]

    01/21/2013 6:30:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, January 18, 2013 | Chip Johnson, Chronicle Columnist
    If progressive politics is all about innovation and applying nontraditional solutions to long-standing social problems and political issues, and Oakland is all about progressive politics, why are its elected officials so hesitant to try a wide range of ideas to address the city's most intractable problems? It's because some of the same progressives who advocate change also have narrow litmus tests for what ideas should be proposed. That test is so unforgiving that Bishop Bob Jackson, pastor of Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, ran up against it this week. Jackson waited four hours on Tuesday for the chance to...
  • CNN Hosts Wave to Obama Like Admirers

    01/21/2013 6:25:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    After CNN correspondent Jim Acosta felt like pinching himself at Monday's inauguration parade, host Wolf Blitzer couldn't contain himself as he tried to get the attention of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. Blitzer gushed that "Look, this is history over here," as the President and First Lady made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. He waved to Obama saying "Mr. President," but was drowned out by crowd noise. Blitzer did the same with Vice President Biden.
  • Abortion Survivors Tweak Nation's Conscience

    01/21/2013 6:21:39 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 January 2013 | Warren Mass
    There is a category of individuals for whom the abortion issue is perhaps the most personal of all: those who have survived attempted abortions. Abortion Survivors Tweak Nation's Conscience The New American 21 January 2013 As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that struck down a Texas law — and by extension, all states’ laws — that had criminalized abortion, the debate continues between those who uphold the right to life of the unborn and those who assert that a woman’s right to “choose” must be paramount. Most of those who argue their...
  • Hugo Chavez to head home to Venezuela nearly six weeks after cancer surgery in Cuba: brother

    01/21/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by tflabo · 5 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1/21/2013 | AP
    One of Hugo Chavez's brothers said Monday that the Venezuelan president is expected to return home from Cuba in the coming days as he continues to recover nearly six weeks after undergoing cancer surgery. Argenis Chavez, one of the president's five brothers and the president of the National Electric Corporation, told The Associated Press that the president continues to recover
  • If only ALL Senators Spoke Like this Senator! MUST WATCH!!

    01/21/2013 6:15:18 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 29 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | Jan 21st, 2013 | TMH
    Nathan Dahm, Senator from Oklahoma delivers a fiery, blistering speech before a crowd of fed-up pro-second amendment citizens. If only all senators and congressmen believed and spoke like this guy!! Obeying the constitution. Hmmm. What a concept. This video should go viral and this message needs to be popularized!
  • Al-Qaeda Branch’s Image Soars After Hostage Drama in Algeria

    01/21/2013 6:07:38 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Joby Warrick
    A week of violence in Algeria and Mali has transformed al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch into a cause celebre for militant Islamists around the globe, boosting recruitment and fundraising for the jihadists and spurring fears of further terrorist attacks in the region and beyond. Even after suffering tactical defeats in both countries in recent days, the movement known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is being lionized in Internet chat rooms and in official statements by extremist groups, some of which are urging reprisal campaigns against Western interests. U.S. officials and terrorism analysts are pointing to last week’s hostage drama in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Hawaii ~ 22 JAN 2013

    01/21/2013 6:04:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 117 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Hawaii Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O'ahu in the City and County of Honolulu. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, is home to Marines, sailors, their family members, and civilian employees. The United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot runway at the base. MCBH is home for the 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Aircraft Group 24, Combat Logistics...
  • Here Are the 11 Funniest Candid Pictures From Today’s Inauguration

    01/21/2013 6:03:19 PM PST · by SmileRight · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/21/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A number of inopportune photos have been circulating the Internet as presidential inauguration ceremonies wind to a close. Whether it’s Michelle Obama’s eyeroll at John Boehner or New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s startling grin at Beyonce’s back, no one escaped embarrassing candid photographs on one of the most highly-photographed days of the year. We’ve compiled a list of the best. Enjoy...