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  • Deconstructing Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs

    01/20/2014 11:19:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    According to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.7 percent. Is this good news? Well, it’s depends on your benchmark. Compared to France’s anemic economy and double-digit levels of unemployment, America is in decent shape. But if you use data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve to compare the current business cycle to previous downturns and upturns in the U.S. economy, then the outlook is very grim. Simply stated, the American economy is enduring the worst performance for labor markets since the Great Depression. Moreover, the Washington Post put together a...
  • The Minnesota starvation experiment

    01/20/2014 11:12:53 AM PST · by Sawdring · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2014 | Janet Ball
    In 1944, 26-year-old Marshall Sutton was a young idealist who wanted to change the world for the better. As a conscientious objector and Quaker, he refused to fight in the war but he still craved the chance to help his country. "I wanted to identify with the suffering in the world at that time," he says. "I wanted to do something for society. I wanted to put myself in a little danger." That danger came, unexpectedly, in the shape of a small brochure with a picture of children on the front. "Will you starve that they be better fed?" it...
  • US, Russian forces hunt jihadist widow feared inside Olympic zone

    01/20/2014 11:06:00 AM PST · by twister881 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Jana Winter
    U.S. counterterrorism operatives are helping Russian security agents in the hunt for a "white widow" -- the wife of a dead terrorist -- who could already be inside the massive security zone set up for next month's winter Olympics. Ruzanna Ibragimova, the 22-year-old widow of a jihadist killed during the Moscow theater attack, is believed to have traveled from Dagestan to Sochi...
  • If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School

    01/20/2014 11:00:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Y’know, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools weren’t all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nation’s founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter. In addition to that pro-American bliss, nearly everyone and their dog graduated. It’s true. Dogs were actually graduating from school back then. I know. Weird, eh? Indeed, out of our large graduating class there was only one drop out and that was my childhood buddy who left...
  • Russia’s High-Stakes Game in Iraq: Expanding Their Role in the Middle East

    01/20/2014 10:56:30 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Second Line of Defense ^ | January 19, 2014 | By Stephen Blank
    Ten years after the American invasion Iraq is in danger of disintegration. Its stability cannot be taken for granted or even assumed. Evidently Iraq is not far from being a failed state and Syria is already deep in the throes of protracted civil war. Both states may be racked for years by internal conflict, violence, instability, and the “mushrooming” of terrorist groups, given the anarchy prevailing there.[i] At the end of 2013 the U.S. had to rush sizable amounts of weapons to Iraq to stave off a major Sunni offensive in the form of Iraqi Al-Qaeda attacks, an insurgency that...
  • Pursuing Economic “Fairness” Without Understanding Economics

    01/20/2014 10:47:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Austin Hill
    “I just want what is fair for everybody…” If I’ve heard that line once, I’ve heard it hundreds of times on those occasions when I end up discussing business, economic, and public policy issues with members of the clergy. With the uptick in minimum wage worker strikes over the past few months (we saw another “round” of them at Wal-Mart stores this past week), I’ve had these conversations quite frequently. What is striking to me is that the starting point for many of these Pastors, Priests and Rabbi’s is to say that they are standing up for “workers’ rights.” But...
  • GOP Insurgent Threatens Mississippi's Sen. Cochran in Primary

    01/20/2014 10:40:47 AM PST · by onyx · 59 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 11:45 AM | By John Gizzi
    GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is facing a spirited challenge from the tea party wing of the party as he seeks a seventh term, with his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, citing the senator's voting record as his reason for running. "I am running primarily because of [Cochran’s] inability to follow constitutional constraints — on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," McDaniel told Newsmax, citing the senator's vote last year to re-open the government with a resolution that included funding Obamacare. Although more Republican senators supported the measure than opposed it, McDaniel said that he "would have...
  • UN Chief: Communism Is the Environment’s Only Hope

    01/20/2014 10:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Well… On the bright side: The UN Climate Chief has finally decided to adopt a certain modicum of honesty in her crusade to rid the world of pollution. As suspected by capitalists, free market advocates, and anyone who read into the redistributive agenda of the UN Climate Scientists, Christiana Figueres has suggested that only communism is capable of successfully fighting global warming and “climate change”. Of course it’s a strange statement, given the Soviet Union’s abysmal record on environmental issues, and red China’s horrific display of environmental abuse. Figueres even went so far as to suggest that communist China is...
  • Custom Writing Service Says Students 'No Longer Have to Face the Burden of Academic Coursework'

    01/20/2014 10:22:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    CNS ^ | 1-20-14 | Susan Jones
    A Dallas-based company that writes research papers, essays and other classroom assignments -- so students don't have to -- says it is doing so well that it has expanded its staff from just a few writers to more than 100 in the past year. The company bills itself as the one "students trust to write professional, in-depth and plagiarism-free essays that receive the highest grades for all levels of coursework...so they no longer have to face the burden of academic coursework." It says the writing is done for an "affordable" fee; and it has foreign writers on staff for non-American...
  • Conservatives Embrace Fancy Book Learnin’!

    01/20/2014 10:12:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Who hasn’t had some liberal sneer at him, “Why don’t you conservatives go read a book?” This powerful critique of the intellectual deficiencies of my ideological brethren always cuts me to the bone. I’m usually so upset that I run weeping to my fine German touring sedan, completely forgetting to tip the nose-studded holder of a degree in Gender Neutral Puppetry who pointed out my educational failings while he fetched my latte. This meme is nonsense. In fact, conservative tastes in books can be quite eclectic. One day last week, Amazon delivered Hugh Hewitt’s new book on happiness concurrently with...
  • The Perverted Science of Global Warming Gets Dirty(er)

    01/20/2014 10:03:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Scientists have recently discovered that rough surfaces may actually reduce the amount of friction and drag after testing the hypothesis on the microscopic level. “According to researchers at UCLA, rough surfaces lined with tiny ridges may actually reduce drag,” says the Science Recorder. “Modeling fluid flow between two surfaces lined with tiny ridges, researchers found tiny ridges actually reduce drag, allowing the for fluid to flow around in a more efficient manner….This is not the first time scientists have sought to create models based on rough ridges to reduce drag. However, advances in technology now allow scientists to create models...
  • Harper tells Israel: ‘Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you’

    01/20/2014 10:01:14 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/20/2014 | The Times of Israel
    he full text of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s address to the Knesset, January 20, 2014 Monsieur le Premier Ministre, Monsieur le Président de la Knesset, Monsieur le Président de la Cour Supręme, Monsieur le Chef de l’Opposition, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres, Et les Députes, Distingués Invités, Mesdames et Messieurs, Shalom. And thank you for inviting me to visit this remarkable country, and especially for this opportunity to address the Knesset. It is truly a great honour. And if I may, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my wife Laureen and the entire Canadian delegation, let me begin by thanking...
  • Lansing, Illinois woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94

    01/20/2014 9:55:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94 11 hours ago • Times Staff GARY | A Lansing woman was shot at in a road-rage incident Sunday on I-80/94, with one bullet hitting the back of her car, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The 33-year-old woman told police she was on 25th Avenue in Gary driving her Chrysler 300 slowly because of potholes. She said a car behind her was following too closely, so she braked to get the car to back off. The braking apparently angered the other driver. The woman said the driver got...
  • Obama blamed for rebirth of al-Qaida - 'There is no government now, there is no law and order'

    01/20/2014 9:46:03 AM PST · by Errant · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 20 January 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama and NATO destabilized Libya politically by allowing al-Qaida and radical Islamic factions to gain control of the country, a Libyan tribal leader told WND. Sheik Mahmoud Al Sharief, who heads five tribes in the Western mountains of Libya reaching from Tripoli to Tunisia, spoke to WND from Libya in a Skype interview. “There is a state of anarchy in Libya, he said. “There is no government now, there is no law and order. Under the old regime Libya was a stabilizing factor in the region, a peaceful nation with a productive economy, but now that...
  • ‘I Have a Dream’ Speechwriter: Martin Luther King Jr. Would Oppose Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    01/20/2014 9:44:26 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | John Urban
    Above: La Raza protesters hijacking MLK’s legacy for a cause he would vehemently oppose, said his top aide and speechwriter.- John Urban | Top Right NewsAs the nation celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King today, advocates for illegal aliens have attempted to hijack the legacy of MLK to support their push for amnesty. Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza (“The Race”), speaking at the Realize the Dream March and Rally last year said, “We march so that everyone knows that true justice must include enacting comprehensive immigration reform.” Murguia said Hispanics knew Martin Luther King “was talking to us” when they listened to King’s...
  • Demonstrators, Police in Tense Standoff in Kiev After Violence

    01/20/2014 9:40:10 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 6 replies
    RIA Nostovi ^ | January 20, 2014 | RIA Nostovi
    MOSCOW/KIEV, January 20 (RIA Novosti) – Riot police and anti-government demonstrators in the Ukrainian capital faced off Monday in the wake of some of the worst street violence the city has seen since protests began in November. Protestors erected barricades on a street running along main government buildings in Kiev in an apparent effort to extend territorial control beyond the main square demonstrators have occupied for almost two months. Torched vehicles could be seen still smoldering on a downtown street in a reminder of the unrest that ensued when a group of aggressive demonstrators broke away from a mass rally...
  • Obama vs. Obama

    01/20/2014 9:36:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-20-14 | J. R. Dunn
    A major peculiarity of Obama's recent promises involving his upcoming "Year of Action" is that the chief enemy he's sworn to overcome is none other than... Barack Obama. Consider "income inequality." As far as this can be said to actually exist, it's a function of certain sectors of the financial industry reaping massive windfalls over the past few years while the rest of the country has stagnated under the burden of the recession. So who is responsible for this state of affairs? Consider the trillion and a half dollars handed over to the banks and other financial institutions shortly after...

    01/20/2014 9:35:15 AM PST · by Thank You Rush · 19 replies
    Classifying Medicare patients admitted to hospitals can be classified as "observation status" or "inpatient." The bill that seniors will ultimately end up with depends on this classification. If they are in need of rehabilitation in a nursing home after hospitalization and the classification of "observation status" was applied to their records at the hospital, Medicare does not pay for the nursing home.
  • "The Savage Nation" Radio Show Weekly Thread - Jan. 20-24, 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    01/20/2014 9:34:20 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 49 replies
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  • Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'

    01/20/2014 9:30:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Muskal
    With calls for a day of service to the poor and a renewed commitment to nonviolence, Americans on Monday commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will lead a day of service, according to the White House, and they will be joined by hundreds of thousand of volunteers feeding the hungry in cities, including New York. Parades in honor of King will be held in many places, including Los Angeles.... The King Center, established in Atlanta, Ga., to honor the Nobel Prize winner’s memory and...
  • To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug - Seahawks CB Richard Sherman explains interview

    01/20/2014 9:21:37 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 114 replies
    mmqbsi.com ^ | 1/20/14 | Richard Sherman
    ‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’ I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it. By Richard Sherman · More from Richard· 0 What a night, and what a finish. Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once. Here’s what happened …
  • Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking

    01/20/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by kiryandil · 107 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2014 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said. “The guy didn’t seem to speak...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals

    01/20/2014 9:14:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words — "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today. President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again. Economic equality? That was tried in the 19th century, in communities set up by Robert Owen, the man who coined the term "socialism." Those communities all collapsed. It was tried...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals: Part II

    01/20/2014 9:14:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Words seem to carry far more weight than facts among those liberals who argue as if rent control laws actually control rents and gun control laws actually control guns. It does no good to point out to them that the two American cities where rent control laws have existed longest and strongest — New York and San Francisco — are also the two cities with the highest average rents. Nor does it make a dent on them when you point out evidence, from both sides of the Atlantic, that tightening gun control laws does not reduce gun crimes, including murder....
  • Ex-Marcus Hook mayor sentenced to 10-20 months

    01/20/2014 9:11:57 AM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    http://articles.philly.com/ ^ | 01/20/2014 | Mari A. Schaefer
    Despite impassioned pleas from family and friends of former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro, a Delaware County Court judge on Monday sent him to jail. Schiliro was sentenced to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February in which he had a police car bring a former neighbor - a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted - to his home, made him drink wine, and refused to let him leave for 31/2 hours. During the encounter, Schiliro threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a stack of papers. The man eventually left and later...
  • Sebelius makes MLK-themed ACA pitch

    01/20/2014 9:02:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    January 20, 2014, 09:24 am Sebelius makes MLK-themed ACA pitch By Blake Neff Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took advantage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to promote ObamaCare's insurance exchanges, linking insurance coverage to opportunity and equality. In a statement released Friday as the holiday weekend began, Sebelius referenced King's 1966 statement that “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” “A child who can't focus in school because of untreated asthma or a painful cavity is denied the opportunity to learn and realize his or her full...
  • Ballsy Sheriff Slays Dictatorship In Jackson County FEDS will never disarm Americans in this county

    01/20/2014 8:58:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Jackson County sheriff Denny Peyman says he’s found evidence of wrongdoing going back decades, but on Tuesday Judge-Executive William O. Smith, and treasurer Beth Sallee were arrested in what Peyman calls just the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ “People have not been able to go to a Fiscal Court Meeting without being bullied, thrown out of a meeting,” said Peyman. Peyman says the arrests follow an audit of the year ending June 30, 2011, and he says it deals with unaccounted for money

    01/20/2014 8:45:44 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 170 replies
    Jan 20, 2014 | By Laz A. Mataz and usconservative
    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan, 1961 As we, the American people, see our rights diminishing and our Constitution violated daily, we have become alarmed. We will fight to preserve our freedoms, as Ronald Reagan warned us to...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/20/2014 8:36:47 AM PST · by Faith · 15 replies
    January 20, 2014 | Faith
    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14: 27
  • Cancer patient’s treatment put on hold over ObamaCare

    01/20/2014 8:34:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    fox news ^ | january 19, 2014
    <p>A woman diagnosed with breast cancer, whose life-saving surgery has been postponed after she lost her doctors under ObamaCare, made a heartfelt plea Sunday to President Obama to amend the Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>In an exclusive appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Josie Gracchi, who has been diagnosed with ductal-invasive carcinoma, looked into the camera and addressed Obama: “I would like my health care taken care of. I was insured. I think anyone who is going through a serious illness should have immediate responses. I shouldn’t have to wait months, weeks, to even be considered for surgery that I should have had weeks ago.”</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, January 20, 2014

    01/20/2014 8:28:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • San Antonio weatherman says MLK slur was mistake

    01/20/2014 8:20:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 1/16/14 | KOLTEN PARKER, JEANNE JAKLE
    A San Antonio weatherman apologized Thursday for using a “racially insensitive” term while referencing Martin Luther King Jr. Day during KABB FOX 29's morning broadcast. Meteorologist Mike Hernandez referred to the upcoming holiday meant to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader as “Martin Luther 'coon' Day.” The word has historically been used as a racist term to refer to African Americans. The station issued an apology via their Facebook page and Hernandez later said he was sorry for what he claims was a mispronunciation. Hernandez apologized to those who were offended by the mistake and told the San...
  • Bitcoin -- Boom or Bubble?

    01/20/2014 8:17:37 AM PST · by Errant · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 20 January, 2014 | Robert Samuelson
    WASHINGTON -- The baffling Bitcoin boom is either an exercise in self-delusion -- a high-tech Ponzi scheme that will come crashing down -- or an imaginative new Internet technology that will ultimately change how millions of people around the world conduct everyday business. There is little middle ground. Called a "digital currency," Bitcoin originated in early 2009 with a software program written by Satoshi Nakamoto. Who is Nakamoto? Good question. It's a pseudonym, and we don't know who's behind it -- whether man or woman; individual or group; American, Japanese, Russian or some other nationality. But what seems clear is...
  • Chris McDaniel’s Quest (to Unseat Cochran MS)

    01/20/2014 8:12:15 AM PST · by onyx · 57 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | JANUARY 20, 2014 4:00 AM | By Jonathan Strong
    Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel may be running for the Republican nomination for one of his state’s U.S. Senate seats, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he puts his conservative principles ahead of his allegiance to party. McDaniel’s proudest moment back home came when he tried to override a veto from Republican governor Haley Barbour — one of the GOP establishment’s eminent figures — to rein in the state’s aggressive use of eminent domain for redevelopment purposes. “Private property is one of the cornerstones of our Constitution. And if the government can take it arbitrarily for...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. biopic dropped by Oliver Stone after script with adultery rejected

    01/20/2014 8:01:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies
    Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | January 20, 2014 at 7:14 AM | By Geoff Herbert
    Oliver Stone announced on Friday he is no longer involved with an upcoming movie about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the studio rejected his script. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it," the director wrote on Twitter. "The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone continued. "I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man &...
  • Tax cuts opponents say cuts won’t work (AUDIO)

    01/20/2014 7:44:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Missouri Net ^ | 1/20/14 | Bob Priddy
    Opponents of the Republican priority tax cut proposals say they won’t generate the economic development that supporters proclaim.  Three proposals are soon to be headed to the Senate for debate.  Proponents say cutting taxes will leave more money in the pockets of businesses that will hire more employees and create more tax income offsetting the tax cuts.  They claim other states are growing after tax cuts.   Critics say those comparisons are apples and oranges. One of the critics is former state budget director Jim Moody, who says the big cuts in Kansas that are so attractive to Missouri Republicans are...
  • Part 1: A Conversation With World Shooting Champion Julie Golob

    01/20/2014 7:43:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, I had the honor of sitting down with world shooting champion, hunter, Army veteran, mother, author and Smith & Wesson team captain Julie Golob. Julie has won over 120 championship titles and wrote her first book, SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition, in 2012. If you’re new to shooting or want to learn more about the sport, I highly recommend picking up her book. She also offers tips and tricks on everything from cooking wild game to shooting on her website. KP: How many classes or what kinds of classes...
  • Pennsylvania GOP a party without principles (GOP-E War on the TEA Party)

    01/20/2014 7:41:46 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record ^ | January 2, 2014 | Elizabeth Roberts
    In March 2012, York's Republican Committee Chairman, Bob Wilson, made the following comments regarding the local "tea party" group, the York 912 Patriots: If the leadership of the York 912 group wanted to make a positive impact in York County and in Pennsylvania, they would be focusing their efforts on defeating Barack Obama, Bob Casey and Eugene DePasquale. Each year, the Liberty Index compiles a score for Pennsylvania's legislators based on how well they advance an agenda of limited government and economic freedom. Each earns a grade based on his voting record, and is ranked in order from best to...
  • Kentucky Files Bill to Repeal Common Core

    01/20/2014 7:34:38 AM PST · by don-o · 5 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | January 19, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Kentucky State Representative Tom Kerr (R-Taylor Mill) has filed a bill to repeal Common Core, House Bill 215. “Common Core takes the control of local schools out of the teachers and parents that are involved with the children and their education,” said Rep. Diane St. Onge, R-Lakeside Park, one of 10 Republican legislators to co-sponsor the bill. It isn't likely to pass with a Democrat-controlled House and governor. Kentucky was the first state to implement Common Core and the Democrats still support the controversial education standards. Representative Derrick Graham (D-Frankfort) chairs the House Education Committee and doesn't foresee the bill...
  • The insanity of Baltimore's 'disrespect' killings

    01/20/2014 7:32:45 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 60 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1/19/2014
    Two years after someone fired 18 bullets into his body, we finally know the reason Gregory McFadden died such a brutal death at the age of 27 in West Baltimore. He turned his back on a guy. It was disrespect, a malady that inflames the male ego and makes young men do terrible things. Disrespect has been around for centuries, of course, but its consequences have been particularly lethal in the age of the high-powered handgun. Killing someone because he disrespected you is a phenomenon that no amount of police power or community vigilance can seem to stop. Some interventions...
  • Immigration bill threatens King’s dream for America (Amnesty punishes jobless Black Americans)

    01/20/2014 7:26:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    News Journal ^ | 1/20/13 | JOE GUZZARDI
    The Congressional Black Caucus doesn’t share Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for African-Americans. Fifty-one years ago, King outlined his hopes: that black as well and white men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. King despaired that blacks were exiled in their own American land and too often denied advancement opportunities. The CBC has a different objective that would be extremely disappointing to Dr. King. One of the most powerful congressional caucuses has thrown its imposing weight behind comprehensive immigration reform, legislation that would expand the labor pool and thereby hurt unemployed black...
  • Appeal to Heaven or Appeal to Law [contra Mark Levin]

    01/20/2014 7:16:53 AM PST · by don-o · 75 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | January 20, 2014 | Timothy Gordon
    Last week on his call-in radio program, conservative commentator Mark Levin disparaged the spreading push by states’ rights activists like The Imaginative Conservative’s friend Kevin R.C. Gutzman for “nullification” by state legislatures of overreaching federal legislation. Sadly, Levin chose to slur the notion as a fundamentally “neo-Confederate” desideratum, one he views as, among other dreadful things, “nullifying” his recent push for a convention of the states. Now, that’s not nice—or true—at all. Some sharp observers have taken notice of Levin’s unkind—and untrue—accusations, but they’ve missed some of the acute angles. Everyone seems to agree that a nullification-supporter de facto sets...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12PM,M-F,EST,WTIC AM, January 20-24, 2014

    01/20/2014 7:10:30 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 20-24, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Obama: Al Qaeda 'Jayvee'

    01/20/2014 7:06:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/20/14
    Compares al Qaeda to junior varsity team putting on Lakers jerseys: "That doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." In his New Yorker interview published over the weekend, President Obama stated that current Al Qaeda was “jayvee” – and said that his analogy was often used around the White House. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said. He then added, “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ fans plan Chick-Phil-A Day in support of Robertson (It's tomorrow!)

    Diehard fans of the A&E show "Duck Dynasty" are planning to show their loyalty by holding a Phil Robertson appreciation day at Chick-fil-A franchises nationwide on Jan. 21. According to the Chick-Phil-A Day Facebook page, Robertson supporters are encouraged to wear "Duck Commander or camouflage gear" to their local Chick-fil-A to "stand for free speech" and "sit for good food." Post by Chick Phil A National Support Day. The event already has over 24,000 likes and nearly 60,000 listed attendees since its creation on Dec. 20. Robertson has been the target of a media firestorm since making comments on homosexuality...
  • January 20 - A sad day

    01/20/2014 6:43:00 AM PST · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Sometrhing I'm thinking | 1/20/2014 | Pensive me
    I'm watching Martin Luther King's speech at the mall in Washington D.C. - I'm looking at the reflecting pool and thinking where America has gone...
  • Britain: ‘Pedophile Network at the Heart of Government’

    01/20/2014 6:42:45 AM PST · by Renfield · 47 replies
    Alternews (UK) ^ | 1-16-2014
    A former female MP was involved in a paedophile network at the heart of government, police have been told. She is alleged to have forced a boy in care to perform a “vile” sex act at one of a series of drug-fuelled parties in Westminster in the Eighties where boys and girls as young as 13 were allegedly abused. Last night her alleged victim told the Sunday Express: “I want justice.” Andrew Ash, now 45, said he has given Scotland Yard the name of the former MP. We cannot name her for legal reasons. Mr Ash claims he was frequently...
  • Thomas Roberts Kvetches: Joe & Mika 'Eviscerating' Christie-Accusing Hoboken Mayor

    01/20/2014 6:31:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Where is Willie Geist when we need him? Thomas Roberts—who has replaced Brian Schachtman as Way Too Early host—is seemingly also taking over much of Geist's turf as Morning Joe sidekick. And whereas Geist was, at least in the MSNBC context, a voice of affable equanimity, Roberts is an unabashed liberal advocate. Witness today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski questioned the character of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Joe and Mika wondered how, after assertedly writing in her personal diary that Chris Christie's corrupt nature "literally brings tears to my eyes," Zimmer could then take to Twitter to paradoxically...
  • Immigration reform’s only principle: Job One is protecting the interests of Americans

    01/20/2014 6:26:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/17/14 | Dan Stein
    Rep. John A. Boehner and other House Republican leaders are huddling behind closed doors to draft a set of “principles” for immigration reform that they intend to unveil at their upcoming retreat on Jan. 29. Let me save them some time. There is one — and only one — principle for true immigration reform: Like any other public policy, it should serve the greatest interests of the greatest number of Americans. Clearly, very few if any public policies conform to that principle — hence, Congress‘ 8 percent job-approval rating — but few fail the test as thoroughly as our current...
  • Democrats must decide how far to bend on immigration

    01/20/2014 6:18:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/14 | Russell Berman
    Congressional Democrats and advocates for immigration reform will have to decide how much to bend as they await proposals from House Republicans that are likely to fall far short of what they have demanded. House GOP leaders plan to release as soon as next week their principles for rewriting the nation’s immigration laws, a document that could be followed by a series of legislative proposals. The principles are expected to be broad-brush in nature and emphasize border and interior security measures, but they are likely to include a first-ever official House GOP endorsement of legal status for many of the...