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  • Inaugural address: a defiant Obama reminds Americans why he is the most liberal president

    01/22/2013 8:18:59 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2013 | Nile Gardiner
    f anyone remains in any doubt that the next four years will be a relentless exercise in left-wing presidential radicalism, look no further than Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. This was not a president in any mood to reach out across the political aisle, or to give words of comfort to the nearly 60 million Americans who did not vote for him last November. His address was defiant and divisive, projecting his firm commitment to seeing through his avowedly liberal agenda in the face of concerted opposition on Capitol Hill and in the 30 states which have Republican Governors. This...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/22/2013 8:13:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | January 22, 2013 | MICHAEL GORMLEY, 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.
  • Is President Obama Liberalism's Gorbachev?

    01/22/2013 8:12:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    Angelo Codevilla has spent more than his share of time as a sojourner among America’s ruling class. He was a key part of the Reagan transition and point-man in the Gipper’s efforts to transform both the foreign and the intelligence services. Then later he served as a professor of International Relations at prestigious Boston University. From this vantage point, Codevilla was able to get a close look not only at the international relations elite, but at the entire American ruling class, from which the former are overwhelmingly drawn. I had the honor of sitting across a Skype line with Angelo...
  • Universities Slash Teachers' Hours to Evade ObamaCare

    01/22/2013 8:06:59 AM PST · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2012 | John Nolte
    If you want someone to lie to you and tell you how troubling it is when anyone's income is cut in Obama's economy, you'll want to stop reading right about now. I'm only willing to go as far as to say that I wish ObamaCare wasn't the cause of all this. But it simply is a beautiful thing to see the very institutions that carry Obama's water and attempt to brainwash more of his minions, deal first-hand with the consequences of their thoughtless advocacy: A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on...
  • Governors make pitch for low-sulfur gasoline

    01/22/2013 8:06:51 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Six governors joined the Washington, D.C. mayor in urging the Obama administration to swiftly propose mandates aimed at cutting smog-forming sulfur emissions from the nation’s roads and highways. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the state and district leaders insisted that the requirements governing sulfur emissions from gasoline are essential “to achieve our shared goal of clean air for all our citizens.” At issue is a long-stalled proposal to force refiners to slash sulfur emissions from 30 parts per million to 10 parts per million. The Environmental Protection Agency is set to formally propose the requirement, known as “Tier...
  • The New World Disorder [VDH]

    01/22/2013 8:06:03 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    With a diminished team at State, Defense, and the CIA, Obama can be Obama. John Brennan, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry will be confirmed. The three will provide a force-multiplying effect on the Obama foreign policy of disengagement. The chameleon Brennan will be very different from David Petraeus at the CIA; Hagel is no circumspect Leon Panetta; and there was a reason why the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was greeted with praise in a way John Kerry’s will not be. The trio is less competent than their predecessors, but also perhaps more representative of a country...
  • You Can't Ban Evil

    01/22/2013 7:57:03 AM PST · by Wuli · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kira Davis
    [there is no text, everything is in her video clip]
  • Piers Morgan’s Desperate Attacks on His Critics

    01/22/2013 7:56:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2013 | Michael Moynihan
    When he’s not solving America’s gun problem, CNN host Piers Morgan spends an extraordinary amount of time battling his critics (there are many) and defending his journalistic integrity. In the course of doing the former, he frequently damages the latter. Because random Twitter trolls, long-time adversaries, and politically disagreeable guests on Piers Morgan Tonight are dismissed as hacks, morons, and scumbags. When I recently criticized him for trivializing the gun-control debate by arguing with unserious people on a very serious topic, Morgan responded with the grace and dignity befitting a CNN journalist: he called me a “poisonous little twerp” on...
  • Just Because California Is Terrible, that Doesn’t Mean Texas Is Perfect.

    01/22/2013 7:53:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Texas is in much better shape than California. Taxes are lower, in part because Texas has no state income tax. No wonder the Lone Star State is growing faster and creating more jobs.And the gap will soon get even wider since California voters recently decided to drive away more productive people by raising top tax rates.But a key challenge for all governments is controlling the size and cost of bureaucracies.Government employees are probably overpaid in both states, but the situation is worse in California, as I discuss in a recent interview with John Stossel.But being better than California is not exactly a...
  • The Significance of Obama’s Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    commentary Magazine ^ | 01.21.2013 | Peter Wehner
    President Obama’s inaugural address was eloquent and moving in parts. It was also deeply partisan and polarizing, something that is unusual for a day normally devoted to unity and common purpose. But not in Barack Obama’s America. In his inaugural speech he did what he seemingly cannot keep himself from doing: portraying himself and his followers as Children of Light and portraying his opponents as Children of Darkness. You are either with Obama–or you are with the forces of cruelty and bigotry. In Obama’s world, there is no middle ground. He is the Voice of Reason; those who oppose him...
  • DHS: Sport rifle (AR-15) “suitable for personal defense"

    01/22/2013 7:41:54 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 31 replies
    RadioViceOnline ^ | 1-15-13 | Steve McGough
    Department of Homeland Security: Sport rifle (AR-15) “suitable for personal defense” Posted by Steve McGough on January 15, 2013 at 8:28 am The United States Department of Homeland Security has stated a rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO (compatible with .223) with a magazine capacity of 30 rounds is “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters…” Well smack me up-side the head. First, a hat tip to Breitbart’s Awr Hawkins who pointed us to a posted General Services Administration (GSA) business opportunity solicitation posted and updated last summer. Basically, the site posts a request for proposal (RFP) for personal defense...
  • Cuomo’s adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The city’s population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>“Hospitals can’t discharge to us,” said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. “Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.”</p>
  • ObamaCare Strikes Again

    01/22/2013 7:37:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    "Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt." --William Cobbett What is it with this administration -- a general envy and resentment of success ("You didn't build that!") or just a general incompetence at anything to do with basic economics? Like the old and bitter truth that the surest way to make something scarcer is to tax it. The administration's latest victim is the American medical-device industry -- the people who make everything from body-scanning machines to catheters to glucose meters, anything regulated by...
  • U.S. faces drug shortages in treating multidrug-resistant TB

    01/22/2013 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By David Beasley
    Reuters) - More than 80 percent of health departments in the United States that treat tuberculosis resistant to standard treatment have trouble obtaining the drugs they need to cure the disease, according to a national survey released on Thursday.
  • Obama’s Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones: • Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. • “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now! • “Sustainable (read: green) energy”? “America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it” — now!...
  • Michelle Obama Substitutes Eye Rolling for Politics (Stay classy Ma'am)

    01/22/2013 7:33:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On Inauguration Day there was lots of talk about laying aside partisan differences and coming together as a nation. However, during the inaugural luncheon Michelle Obama's body language indicated that if she has anything to say about it over the next four years, laying aside and coming together will include rolling her eyes. [SNIP] Then the President 'laid aside' and 'came together' by accusing political adversaries who were genuinely wishing him well of being those who trade "absolutism for principle...substitute spectacle for politics...[and] treat name-calling as reasoned debate." Part of the ceremony included freshly-tanned Republican Speaker of the House John...
  • Which Seniors Organization is the best alternative to AARP? (major Vanity)

    01/22/2013 7:29:46 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 23 replies
    me | January 22, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople
    I know this is a major vanity. However, I want to know what's the best Seniors Organization out there. I turned 50 last June, and I'm thinking about retiring from my teaching job. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage goes up dramatically for retirees, and I'd like something that might be more affordable. I definitely want something opposing AARP, which is the Seniors Political Arm of the Obama Administration. However, in doing research there's several to choose from. AMAC, American Seniors Association, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the National Active Retirement Association, etc. Which one to choose? Which one's best?...
  • Killing Conservative Talk Radio, One Market at a Time

    01/22/2013 7:27:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    "First they came for the local radio hosts...." If you want a glimpse into the real, practical mechanisms whereby unprincipled political power diminishes and silences opposing voices, look not to the nationally-publicized attacks on Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck. Look to what happens at the local level, to people who do not have a national microphone and millions of defenders. Consider the example of Brainerd, Minnesota's (population 13,613) local conservative radio show. For almost two years, Guy Green and his partner Tony Bauer have hosted The Speakeasy with Guy Green, a two-hour political talk show airing five nights a week...
  • Fiscal and Social Conservatives: Both are needed to fight cultural/fiscal liberalism, which are one.

    01/22/2013 7:23:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/22/2013 | 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 on...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 7:12:47 AM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • In cable the day he died, U.S. ambassador warned Clinton about Benghazi security

    01/22/2013 7:05:42 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | January 2 2, 2013 | John Solomon
    Cable from Chris Stevens was chock full of reports on regional violence, concerns about local security capabilitiesJust hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.... [snip] Militia leaders told U.S. officials just two days before the attack that they were angered by U.S. support of a particular candidate for Libyan prime minister and warned “they would not...
  • Gun Nut in the White House

    01/22/2013 7:04:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Jerry Philipson
    President Obama’s response to the mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut, reeks of opportunism and hypocrisy. It was, is, a callous, coldblooded, heartless effort to take advantage of a horrific event for political gain. Prior to the mass murder in Newtown, Obama and the Democrats paid lip service to the issue of gun control in the U.S. and basically ignored it and stayed as far away from it as possible because there was no political advantage in taking it on and because taking it on could have hurt them substantially politically. Virtually as soon as the first shot was fired Obama...
  • Missouri Sheriffs Pledge To Not Enforce Obama’s Gun Control Laws

    01/22/2013 6:59:53 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 24 replies
    KMOX - St. Louis ^ | January 21, 2013
    JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo (KMOX) – As President Barack Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., Sheriff Charles M. Heiss, R-Johnson County is asking fellow law enforcers to sign and send this letter to the president. The letter expresses concern with the Obama administration and the president’s gun control laws he laid out before Congress last week. “It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation,” Heiss...
  • Exactly what the hell are we celebrating, Washington?

    01/22/2013 6:57:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Canadian Free Press ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    Ever the provocateur, Rob was on Twitter ripping on Obama’s inaugural comments in real time, only to draw a rebuke from a member of the MSM who said that today he should “give it a rest” and “celebrate that we can do this peacefully.” That got me thinking: Do what peacefully? Throw a huge, expensive party (regardless of who paid for it) so that official Washington can celebrate itself?
  • EU: Let’s regulate journalists

    01/22/2013 6:55:19 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You know what would really improve the quality of journalism, at least in the opinion of the EU? Give bureaucrats the power to fire reporters for, er,abuses. The European Union scolded the UK for not establishing a government “council” to oversee its media industry, and called for “councils” in every member state with the power to fire reporters that they deem outside the pale: And don’t fall under the misapprehension that these “media councils” will operate independently, either. They will be under the jurisdiction of Brussels at all times:
  • Hillary’s Halloween: “We Will Not Allow Anyone to Question Kosovo’s Independence.

    01/22/2013 6:50:33 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    juliagorin.com ^ | 20JAN12 | Julia Gorin
    This Cannot be Discussed” My apologies for only getting to it now, but this one was at least as good as “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” In fact, it’s better, since it comes from a representative of the “Land of the Free,” which in the past two decades has been trying to out-Sovietize the old Soviet Union. In case I thought there was only one meaning to my statement that you just can’t talk about Kosovo, on Halloween Hillary made it official in more ways than one: Kosovo is my personal matter, Clinton says (Oct. 31, 2012) U.S....
  • Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists

    01/22/2013 6:48:47 AM PST · by cartan · 5 replies
    A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists. The “high level” recommendations that will be used to draft future EU legislation also attack David Cameron for failing to automatically implement proposals by the Lord Justice Leveson inquiry for a state regulation of British press. A "high level" EU panel, that includes Latvia’s former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, last year to report on "media freedom...
  • Is Obamacare Socialism or Fascism?

    01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    america spectator ^ | 1.18.13 | David carton
    It seemed that the grocery chain’s CEO, John Mackey, was that elusive creature for whom Diogenes searched so fruitlessly — an honest man. Mackey is currently promoting his new book, Conscious Capitalism, and has therefore subjected himself to a series of media interviews, including one recently broadcast on NPR. During that interview, he was asked if his opinion of Obamacare had changed since he wrote, in the Wall Street Journal, “All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to receive scarce treatments.” He answered as follows: “Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism....
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Opposition

    01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role. The basic premise hasn't changed: as much as the statists want you to love them, they want you to hate their opponents even more. Until a time when political opposition can be eliminated completely, having opponents can still be useful: you...
  • Obama Hails Stonewall Riots as Civil Rights Landmark in Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 6:45:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/21/13 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama hailed a riot in which homosexual rioters, some dressed in drag, pelted police officers with bottles and attempted to set them on fire for raiding a mafia-controlled gay bar. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” the president said just after noon today. The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969,...
  • 5 Things To Like About Obama (Barf And Or Hurl Alert!!!

    01/22/2013 6:40:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    As President Barack Obama's second term commences, I thought I'd write about the things I liked in his first term. Here are five: 1) Obama is a great role model -- and not simply as a black American who broke racial barriers. Obama is a strong role model for the adult male -- a husband who cherishes his wife, a father who nurtures his daughters. Obama has shown the country how a youthful yet mature man takes care of his family. 2) Obama authorized the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice. 3) Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act,...
  • Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

    01/22/2013 6:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates. FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie. What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster. In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the...
  • Andrea Mitchell: 'I Was Very Moved, Being Up There, Looking Out Over The Masses'

    01/22/2013 6:25:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ah, the masses. How they loved President Obama's inaugural speech. And how Andrea Mitchell, being "up there," loved looking out over them. She was "very moved." Yes, on Morning Joe today, NBC correspondent Mitchell not only said that she was "very moved, being up there . . . looking out over the masses," but that she found the speech "uplifting," and that it was "a bigger moment that a lot of people originally gave it credit for." View the video here.
  • One Sentence That Explains Why Bears Are Dropping Like Flies

    01/22/2013 6:09:40 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-22-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    One Sentence That Explains Why Bears Are Dropping Like Flies Joe WeisenthalJanuary 22,2013Flickr / Brian Digital To really appreciate this moment, you really need to appreciate the explosion of optimism that's broken out in global financial markets. It's not just that the S&P is near all-time highs. It's not just that pro-investors are more in stocks than they've been in years. It's also that economic skeptics are starting o throw in the towel, and accept that the economy is back. Either that's a great sign, or it's a sign that things have gotten way to extreme on the positivity front....
  • Rotten eggs stench reaches UK after French gas leak

    01/22/2013 5:59:27 AM PST · by cartan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013-01-22
    A cloud of harmless gas smelling of sweat and rotten eggs leaked out of a chemicals factory in northwest France and wafted across the English Channel as far as London on Tuesday. The leak occurred on Monday morning at a Lubrizol France plant near Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Paris, and winds blew the invisible gas cloud south over northern France on Monday night and then up into England on Tuesday. The fire brigade in the county of Kent, southeast of London, warned residents to keep their doors and windows closed due to a gas cloud it believed...
  • Obama's Lincoln Presumption

    01/22/2013 5:59:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Mona Charen
    He swore his oath of office on Abraham Lincoln's Bible. He has asked to give the State of the Union address on Lincoln's birthday. He rode to Washington in 2009 on a train route similar to Lincoln's in 1861. He has compared his critics to Lincoln's critics. He confides to admirers that he likes to read the handwritten Gettysburg Address that hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom. Barack Obama is inviting the world to compare him not just to good presidents but to the greatest in American history. There can be majesty in invoking past presidents and the Founding Fathers....
  • IRS Loses Lawsuit Challenging Authority to Regulate Tax Preparers

    01/22/2013 5:55:26 AM PST · by tired&retired · 20 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | JANUARY 18, 2013 | MICHAEL COHN
    In a stunning blow to the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to regulate the tax preparation profession, a federal judge struck down the IRS’s licensing requirements for tax preparers on Friday, including testing and continuing education. U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg ruled against the IRS and in favor of the tax preparers in enjoining the agency against enforcing its Registered Tax Return Preparer requirements. “Today’s ruling is a victory for hundreds of thousands of tax preparers across the country and the tens of millions of taxpayers who rely on them to prepare their taxes,” said lead attorney Dan Alban....
  • We the Government

    01/22/2013 5:55:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    We the Government An inaugural address of striking liberal ambition and partisanship. President Obama's second inaugural address won't be remembered for stirring lines, but then its purpose seemed to be more political than inspirational. Mr. Obama was laying down a marker that he has no intention of letting debt or deficits or lagging economic growth slow his plans for activist, expansive government. Inaugurals usually include calls for national unity and appeals to our founding principles, which is part of their charm. With the election long over, swearing in a President is a moment for celebrating larger national purposes. But Mr....
  • Good Strategy

    01/22/2013 5:53:52 AM PST · by Happy Rain · 8 replies
    Happy Rain | Happy Rain
    The Obama campaign continues and he wants to keep both the Left and the Right mad as Hell.
  • America's Decision for Judgement is today!

    01/22/2013 5:46:36 AM PST · by wesagain · 2 replies
    Ustream Wiley Drake show ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Jonathan Cahn
    Jonathan Cahn speaking at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast yesterday.
  • Sheriff: Putnam Officials to Talk School Safety This Afternoon (County close to Sandy Hook had SROs)

    01/22/2013 5:42:22 AM PST · by FR_addict · 11 replies
    Southeast-BrewsterPatch ^ | 12/18/2012 | Southeast-BrewsterPatch
    "... By grim coincidence, even as the terrible events were unfolding in Newtown on Friday morning, the Putnam County Emergency Response Team (“ERT”) happened to be assembled for regular training in Carmel, and team members were at that very moment engaged in a mock scenario of an active-shooter in a school. The ERT is comprised of specially trained and heavily armed officers from the Sheriff’s Office and the Carmel and Kent Police Departments. When news broke of the Newtown shooting, the Putnam County ERT commander called Newtown Police and offered to have the ERT respond to the Sandy Hook school,...
  • Firsthand look at natural gas as transportation fuel

    01/22/2013 5:35:42 AM PST · by thackney · 36 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    The future or the flavor of the month? Some of the businesspeople who crowded around as driver David Cox pumped natural gas into his 18- wheeler Monday weren’t sure that the fuel – plentiful and cheap in the United States because of shale drilling – is inevitable as a substitute for diesel. But that didn’t stop them from pulling out their iPhones to document the moment as they considered the evidence. “You see the oil companies getting into it,” said Marion Barnes, president of Frontier Trailer Associates in Rocky Mount, N.C. “They’re spending billions, not millions. Boone Pickens is spending...
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH

    01/22/2013 5:30:27 AM PST · by shortstop · 25 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/22/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    It was a speech liberals will love, conservatives will hate and history will forget. It was 18 minutes of paying off the base and rewarding the coalition. It was a president who won 52 percent of the vote thumbing his nose at the other 48 percent. There was pomp and circumstance, a torturous poem and some good singing. The family looked good, the crowd seemed large, the Capitol was stunning. As inaugurations go, it was a good, solid medium. It upheld tradition, it showcased the president, it followed tradition and law. Sure, there was too much Schumer, and the crowd...
  • No More Peace Solutions for Israel

    01/22/2013 5:26:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thomas Friedman, among many other columnists, is complaining that the so-called “Peace Process” isn’t a factor in the Israeli election. Neither is perpetual motion, the infinite money tree or anything else that doesn’t exist. “Meanwhile, with a few exceptions, the dome and wall have so insulated the Israeli left and center from the effects of the Israeli occupation that their main candidates for the Jan. 22 elections — including those from Yitzhak Rabin’s old Labor Party — are not even offering peace ideas but simply conceding the right’s dominance on that issue and focusing on bringing down housing prices and...
  • 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...