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  • Obama on Meet the Press: “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda.”

    12/30/2012 12:34:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/30/12 | John Hayward
    President Obama turned up on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for the first time since the passage of ObamaCare, and gave exactly the performance that every veteran Obama-watcher would have expected: a bitter, intransigent partisan claiming to be the only non-partisan, non-ideological participant in the “fiscal cliff” drama. “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda – I’m a pretty practical guy,” he explicitly stated, offering his past four years in office as evidence. It’s too bad “Meet the Press” doesn’t have a laugh track. Obama’s interviewer, David Gregory, was willing to flagrantly violate D.C. gun laws to beat up on NRA...
  • White House talks don't include NRA: gun group president

    12/30/2012 12:33:25 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    An effort led by Vice President Joe Biden to find ways to reduce gun violence after the Connecticut school massacre so far has not included talking to the National Rifle Association, the president of the gun rights group said on Friday. NRA President David Keene said neither Biden nor his staff has contacted the organization since President Barack Obama unveiled the effort on December 19.
  • Obama Urges Illinois Lawmakers To Legalize Gay Marriage

    12/30/2012 12:20:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    mediaite ^ | 12/30/12 | Anjali Sareen
    President Obama issued a statement Saturday urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage as state lawmakers prepare to take up the issue this week. White House spokesman Shin Inouye highlighted the rare nature of the president’s move, telling the Chicago Sun-Times the while the president “does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect.” He went on, “As he has said, his personal view is that it’s wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing...
  • If the Chinese Raided Ft. Knox, They Would Find Only 1/4 of What We Owe Them!

    12/30/2012 11:19:03 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 15 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/30/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    A great scene in the James Bond film “Goldfinger” is the dawn raid on Ft. Knox where Goldfinger and his Chinese henchmen break into the vaults and attempt to set off a nuclear explosion. Fast forward to today. Chinese is the larger holder of Federal debt outside of the US ($1.16 trillion), while Japan holds $1.13 trillion. The Federal Reserve, of course, is the largest holder of the Federal debt overall. Ft. Knox in Kentucky allegedly holds 147,200,000 ounces of gold bullion. At today’s price of $1,655.80 per ounce, a raid on Ft. Knox would yield $243,733,760,000.00 (or 243 billion)....
  • If the Chinese Raided Ft. Knox, They Would Find Only 1/4 of What We Owe Them!

    12/30/2012 11:18:53 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/30/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    A great scene in the James Bond film “Goldfinger” is the dawn raid on Ft. Knox where Goldfinger and his Chinese henchmen break into the vaults and attempt to set off a nuclear explosion. Fast forward to today. Chinese is the larger holder of Federal debt outside of the US ($1.16 trillion), while Japan holds $1.13 trillion. The Federal Reserve, of course, is the largest holder of the Federal debt overall. Ft. Knox in Kentucky allegedly holds 147,200,000 ounces of gold bullion. At today’s price of $1,655.80 per ounce, a raid on Ft. Knox would yield $243,733,760,000.00 (or 243 billion)....
  • The Obama Hustle

    12/30/2012 10:45:35 AM PST · by jackv · 57 replies
    The Obama Hustle ^ | 12-30-12 | Jackv
    BREAKING NEWS – Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the White House image is a forgery. with 31 comments
  • The Magic 9-Ball Predicts 2013

    12/30/2012 9:59:34 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 14 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | December 30, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Now we come to the end of another year and the dawn of a new one. While others are busy thinking up lists resolutions to break (let’s be real. New Year’s resolutions are nothing but a list of self-promises with a time limit) I instead will once again look into the Moderate Separatist’s Magic 9-ball for hints and clues from the upcoming year.
  • Fiscal Cliff In Plain English

    12/30/2012 9:53:09 AM PST · by Wuli · 7 replies
    Wuli | December 30, 2012 | Wuli
    “Fiscal Cliff” in plain English Lesson # 1: * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000 Now, let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700.00 * Money the family spent: $38,200.00 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500.00 * Balance on the credit card: $142,710.00 * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50 Got It ? ..... OK now,,,,,,,,,,,, ------------------------------------------------------------------ Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the "Debt Ceiling": Let's say, you come home from work...
  • Republicans Must Honor the Sequester Deal

    12/30/2012 9:20:11 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/30/12 | Rob Binsrick
    It is looking more and more like Washington politicians are once again going to kick the can down the road to show any level of fiscal responsibility by passing another short-term solution to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. This is the economic disaster which is supposedly going to hit the nation if tax rates are allowed to return to the levels in place during the Clinton era (when the economy was pretty good) and federal spending levels are forced to be cut by approximately 3% per year over the next decade. That second part of the equation was part of...
  • Piers Morgan Threatens to Self-Deport: Don't Let the Door Hit You In the Ass!

    12/30/2012 9:15:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-30-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)Lady M: still bravely declaring the right to bare arms against a rising tide of opposition I know you’ve been following this controversy, and it (snip)has erupted over whether we should ban “assault rifles” and “high capacity magazines” specifically or hand guns in general. As you know our betters (most Democratic politicians and all of the talking heads) favor the latter, because, well, because it’s just “common sense,” right? The masses can never be trusted with guns(snip) And now British ex-pat Piers Morgan is threatening to self-deport if America doesn’t outlaw the weapons that he finds offensive. Boy, talk...
  • Obama on Benghazi: 'This was a huge problem'

    12/30/2012 8:34:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/30/12
    **SNIP** "We're not going to be defensive about it," Obama said of the State Department review of the attacks during an exclusive interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "We're not going to pretend that this was not a problem. This was a huge problem. And we're going to implement every single recommendation that's been put forward."
  • For attacking NRA, David Gregory’s reward is Obama interview

    12/30/2012 8:14:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 29 December, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    It has been said that no good deed goes unpunished. The converse appears to be true as well, at least if you’re liberal. Dylan Byers writes at Politico that David Gregory, who was originally reported by NBC to be heading out on vacation instead of hosting his weekly Sunday news program "Meet the Press," will indeed be at his anchor desk tomorrow. Not only that, but he has been granted an exclusive interview with none other than President Barack Obama.
  • Drone War Spurs Militants to Deadly Reprisals

    12/30/2012 8:01:30 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2012 | DECLAN WALSH
    They are dead men talking, and they know it. Gulping nervously, the prisoners stare into the video camera, spilling tales of intrigue, betrayal and paid espionage on behalf of the United States. Some speak in trembling voices, a glint of fear in their eyes. Others look resigned. All plead for their lives. These macabre recordings offer a glimpse into a little-seen side of the drone war in Waziristan, a paranoid shadow conflict between militants and a faceless American enemy in which ordinary Pakistanis have often become unwitting victims. At least 473 noncombatants have been killed by C.I.A.-directed strikes since 2004,...
  • Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013

    12/30/2012 7:50:26 AM PST · by Obadiah · 178 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013. “I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it,” said Obama in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I'm going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen...
  • OBAMA ON DAUGHTERS’ SAFETY: ‘THEY’RE SURROUNDED BY MEN WITH GUNS’-----after Benghazi attack

    12/30/2012 7:48:00 AM PST · by granada · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 18, 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    A taped appearance of President Obama on the Late Show with David Letterman airs tonight. A pool report by the Washington Post‘s Amy Gardner has a preview of the exchange between Obama and Letterman: Letterman remarked on how grown-up Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, looked at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this month. “Does that kill you?” Letterman asked. “It worries me, but they’re surrounded by men with guns,” Obama replied.
  • The Obama Culture Arrives

    12/30/2012 6:00:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/28/2012 | L. Brent Bozell III
    The year 2012 was a depressing time for people who are already pessimistic about the state of our common culture. Conversely, the re-election of Barack Obama, in large measure made possible by the heavy financial support of Hollywood, projects the optimism of the cultural Left. They anticipate increased blue-state voting patterns in favor of gay "marriage," legalized pot, gun regulations, and what next? Legalized prostitution? Euthanasia subsidized by Obamacare? So let's just line up the cultural winners of Obama's America, where the only impediments to progress are those who believe in religion, manners and "family values." Winner: Seth MacFarlane, the...
  • On Obamacare (and Guns), We Won't Comply

    12/29/2012 10:20:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2012 | John Ransom
    Americans know instinctively that when liberals start talking about deficit reduction that’s it’s just a case of the fantods, as Huckleberry Finn would say. And say what you will about old Huck, but he knew a couple of frauds when he saw them.        No matter what liberal “Wonks” like Ezra Klein say about the historically dumb healthcare “reform” known as Obamcare, Americans are uneasy about it. And they should be. More and more law-abiding Americans say that they have constitutional objections to the healthcare and liberty land grab by the Obama administration. Coming next? It could be guns!  Despite Sotomayor Ruling,...
  • Obama Issues Executive Order...(Title To Long)

    12/30/2012 12:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Congress has done such a beautiful job handling the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling that president Obama felt it mandatory to issue an Executive Order Giving Biden, Congress Pay RaisesPresident Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden. According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year. Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little...
  • Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith

    12/29/2012 6:57:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 141 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 29, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings. … The Obama administration is making a two-fold argument for why it can force Christians to act against their faith in complying with the regulation it has issued under the Obamacare law that requires virtually...
  • Records identify staffer who invited Jill Kelley to the White House

    12/29/2012 4:03:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/29/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    And the Central Command web site says Gottlieb was detailed from the White House for a time to a joint inter-agency task force focusing on detainee operations in Afghanistan. He was in Kabul from January 2010 through March 2011, according to a biography. Gottlieb, as a White House employee, is allowed to bring guests to dine in the White House mess -- basically an employee cafeteria.
  • Obama 2008 - "I Am Not Going To Take Your Guns Away, That Just Ain't True"

    12/29/2012 3:32:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    youtube ^ | december 29, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkUpp22fHyw
  • Budget struggle raising anxiety for health care

    12/29/2012 1:46:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dece 29, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confused about the federal budget struggle? So are doctors, hospital administrators and other medical professionals who serve the 100 million Americans covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Rarely has the government sent so many conflicting signals in so short a time about the bottom line for the health care industry. Cuts are coming, says Washington, and some could be really big. Yet more government spending is also being promised as President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul advances and millions of uninsured people move closer to getting government-subsidized coverage. “Imagine a person being told they are going to get...
  • Fixing The Creator's Worst Mistake.

    12/29/2012 12:53:10 PM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | Dan Miller
    By His Supreme Excellency, Barack Hussein Obama The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence refers to "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." However, according to the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Emphasis added.) This raises what some may see as an important question: just who is that Creator fella, anyway? Is it Nature, Nature's God or its earthly manifestation, Government? We...
  • Russia Bans US Adoptions (Satire)

    12/29/2012 8:35:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 62 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    The Russian legislature passed and President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. Families. In a signing statement President Putin asserted that “we cannot continue to subject the fruit of Russian loins to lives of degradation and depravity in an immoral society. Not only is the culture permeated with filth that poses as art, but the physical safety of the children is not even protected in the schools. For us to continue acquiescing to these adoptions would make us knowing accomplices in the criminal abuse of these children.” A secondary concern cited by Putin...
  • Obama's Bottomline: Spare Only 'Middle Class' from Tax Hike and Extend Unemployment Benefits

    12/29/2012 8:28:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 28, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said on Friday evening that if he cannot make a bipartisan deal with congressional leaders before the Monday "fiscal cliff" deadline, he has asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring legislation up for a vote in the Senate that would extend the Bush tax rates for "middle class" Americans only and extend unemployment benefits for 2 million Americans whose government payments would otherwise expire. [Snip] "But let’s not miss this deadline," he said. "That is the bare minimum that we should be able to get done." “For the past couple of months I’ve been...
  • Republicans Prepare to Deploy the "McCain Fiscal Crisis Strategy": Let Obama Win!

    12/29/2012 8:01:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 12-29-2012 | MOTUS
    Don’t look now, butt while you slept, the Republicans deployed the McCain Economic Disaster Plan. Here’s how this previously discredited crisis management tool works: the lead R-words make a lot of noise about being adults, making hard choices,the magnitude of the crisis, the seriousness of consequences, etc., etc..Then they sit back and wait for Big Guy ride in on his palomino pony; hence clinching the myth that only BO can save the day. There'll be a load of compromisin' On the road to my horizon But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me You probably remember how...
  • Obama Emails Supporters to Boost Attendance at Inauguration

    12/29/2012 6:14:23 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12:42 PM, DEC 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Two days after reports that hotels in Washington are not filling up ahead of Barack Obama's second inauguration, the president emailed supporters to encourage them to come to the festivities scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C. "Because of you, I'll be taking the oath of office again on January 21st," Obama wrote in an email to supporters. "I'd like you to be part of this historic moment -- whether that's in Washington, D.C., or wherever you call home. As we make plans, we want to make sure the people who made this inauguration possible are the first to know...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • Romnesia? NBC Remembers GOP Campaign Mistakes But Forgets Obama-Biden Blunders

    12/28/2012 6:50:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    newsbusters ^ | december 28, 2012 | matt hadro
    Strangely missing from NBC's look back on the 2012 campaign were gaffes and controversial statements from the Obama-Biden campaign. Friday's Today featured a mini-blooper reel of GOP mishaps on the campaign trail, but made no mention of Democratic controversies. In its lengthy string of highlights from the 2012campaign, Today included Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks along with Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" meltdown. Today said nothing, though, of Biden's controversial "chains" comments or Obama's "you didn't build that" remark. The mini-blooper reel began with a clipofNBC's Lester Holt hyping "High-profile distractions for the Republican Party." Today co-anchor Matt Lauer...
  • Newsflash! Obama has no plans to leave office!

    12/28/2012 5:13:22 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 104 replies
    Everyone keeps saying.. oh Obama won't go over the fiscal cliff because he'll be too worried about his legacy. "People will attach bad economic times to his legacy" Obama has already stole 1.. maybe 2 elections. He has successfully stolen the vote. He has NO plans on leaving office. There will be a "crisis" .. either economically.. or otherwise.. which he will use to stay in power. Obama will simply sign an executive order. Do you really think Congress would stop him? By this point he'll have picked 2 more judges. The Courts won't stop him either.
  • Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

    12/28/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    rt ^ | 9/28 | rt
    Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. ­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.” “He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the...
  • Obama’s Administration The Most Transparent Ever? Not By A Long Shot

    12/28/2012 4:16:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-28-12 | Curt
    In 2009 Obama promised to be the most transparent administration ever: http://youtu.be/72g7qmeP1dEWe have since found that it has been one of the most secretive administrations ever. Vince wrote last summer about the lack of transparency and cronyism involved in ObamaCare: ...the violations of that transparency pledge were greatest during the passage of arguably the single most important – and worst – piece of legislation ever to come across a President’s desk: ObamaCare. Euphemistically named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare single handedly would open the door for regulation of anything in the American economy and the lives of...
  • Breaking: Obama to make a statement at 5:45 PM EST following fiscal cliff meeting-Live Thread[12-28]

    12/28/2012 2:45:39 PM PST · by John W · 167 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | NBC News and wire services
    The highly-anticipated meeting came and went without any immediate clue from congressional lawmakers as to whether they had made any progress toward resolving the impending onset of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1. But the president is scheduled to deliver a statement from the White House at 5:45 p.m. ET. A protracted stalemate between Obama-led Democrats and congressional Republicans had prompted Friday's last-ditch meeting.
  • Obama NOT Offering 'New' Fiscal Cliff Proposal, Could Demand Up-Or-Down Vote On Plan

    12/28/2012 1:41:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/28/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Contrary to reports earlier in the day, President Barack Obama is not offering a "new" proposal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff during a meeting at the White House today. Rather, Obama is reiterating previous positions on income-tax rates and other components of the cliff, Reuters reports. He will ask Congressional leaders at the meeting for a concrete counterproposal. If there is none, he will ask for an up-or-down vote on his plan in Congress. At 3:10 p.m., Obama began his meeting at the White House with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John...
  • Obama Orders Pay Raise for Federal Employees

    12/28/2012 1:26:26 PM PST · by House Atreides · 122 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/28/2012 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Fifth Week in Office

    12/28/2012 9:21:38 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 12/28/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Fifth Week in Office Obama and Agenda 21Is The EPA´s Lisa Jackson Trying To Dodge A Federal Probe?Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accountsEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson resignsDeparting Environmental Chief Suggests Obama Has Failed On ClimateWhat is EPA Chief Lisa Jackson hiding?Benghazi-GateBogus Benghazi Punishments Slammed by Ros-Lehtinen Obama Attacks the Second AmendmentSen. Feinstein's 'Assault Weapon' Ban Really Handgun BanThe Senate goes for handgunsObama: I Ran So I Could Have 'Men With Guns' Around My DaughtersArne Duncan: 'We Have Common Values That Go Far Beyond the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms'Gallup: Opposition to handgun...
  • Yes, Vigginia, There Is A Santa Claus: Barack-O-Clause

    12/28/2012 8:05:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-28-2012 | MOTUS
      Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Butt he’s probably not who you think he is. (snip) Take Touré for example, who’s waging his own private war on Christmas by attacking Santa Claus. Imagine: a smug, arrogant preppy, half-black dude with a cool name lecturing us on Santa Claus Now imagine that poseur on steroids Touré Neblett has been much criticized for his refusal to lie to his children about Santa Claus: (snip)“My 5-year-old and 3-year-old, we didn’t talk about Santa at all,” he explained. “I went shopping with them and let Hendrix pick out a present for himself...
  • Will GOP allow ‘Bush tax cuts’ to become the ‘Obama middle class tax cut’?

    12/28/2012 8:03:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/2012 | Philip Klein
    A number of commentators, including myself, have argued that if no deal is reached to avert the “fiscal cliff” and taxes go up on most Americans, then President Obama will be able to structure a massive middle class tax cut in the new year that Republicans would find impossible to oppose. Among the many political implications of such a scenario, one would be that the basket of policies now commonly referred to as the “Bush tax cuts” will suddenly morph into the “Obama middle class tax cut.” In my mind, this would be a major error by Republicans. Democrats were...
  • What Chicago's Five Hundredth Murder Means

    12/28/2012 7:59:12 AM PST · by usconservative · 24 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 12/28/2012 | NBC 5 Chicago
    (Excerpted) Chicago experienced its 500th murder of the year on Thursday night, when a 40-year-old man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood. It was only the second time in the last ten years the city has reached that mark. In 2008, 513 people were murdered. However, this year’s violence has attracted unprecedented national attention to Chicago. In October, Diane Sawyer held a town hall meeting at St. Sabina’s Church, hosted by Father Michael Pfleger. The killings have earned the city the nickname “Chiraq” and have been inspired an emerging Chicago rap form known as drill. Read the rest...
  • Jerusalem (Latin Rite) patriarch's Christmas message surveys Middle East situation

    12/28/2012 5:04:55 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | December 27, 2012
    Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel, Dec 27, 2012 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, has issued a Christmas message that both laments the violence and refugee situation in the Middle East and calls on Christians to live out their faith. “The joy of Christmas is overshadowed by the staggering violence in Syria,” he said Dec. 20. He noted the Catholic Church’s work to assist 250,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, saying this shows the Church is “full of compassion for the victims.” Conflict between rebel forces and the Syrian government has...
  • P.J. O'Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero-Sum Doesn't Add Up

    12/27/2012 11:47:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Is life like a pizza, where if some people have too many slices, other people have to eat the pizza box? Given that hypocrisy is an important part of diplomacy, and diplomacy is necessary to foreign policy, allow me to congratulate you on winning a second term. I wish I could also congratulate you on your conduct of international affairs. I do thank you for killing Osama bin Laden. It was a creditable action for which you deserve some of the credit you've been given. Of course the intelligence was gathered, and the mission was undertaken, by men and women...
  • If David Gregory were not David Gregory-He’d already be in jail.

    12/27/2012 10:55:35 PM PST · by Fred · 20 replies
    TMZ and New York Times via Legal Insurrection ^ | December 26, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Now that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is on record that it told NBC News not to use the high capacity magazine in its segment with Wayne LaPierre, the big media is paying attention and taking this seriously. TMZ is running interference claiming that NBC News was told by ATF that the D.C. Police said it was okay, but the D.C. Police say they were asked directly by NBC News for permission and that permission was denied. The NY Times actually has a sensible and informative story on it:
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Do Nothing Democrats. When Will They Act On A Budget? (Day 1,338 - No Budget)

    12/27/2012 7:20:56 PM PST · by RedMDer · 33 replies
    December 27, 2012 | self
    That's 3 years, 7 months and 28 days that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat) has obstructed and prevented the House of Representatives efforts to submit a budget as required by Federal Law. That's right folks, Harry Reid (D) is breaking a law that the Senate has passed. Does he really lead or does he just have his own personal agenda to break the system. Remember what Obama said. “We are ..Days Away From Fundamentally Transforming The United States of America”
  • Obama: I Ran So I Could Have 'Men With Guns' Around My Daughters

    12/27/2012 6:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 27, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama told ABC News' Barbara Walters that he ran for re-election because he wanted "men with guns" around as his daughters, Malia (14) and Sasha (11), begin dating boys. The interview was the first that the President and First Lady have given since Obama's re-election in November. It aired on Nightline on December 26. In its published highlights, ABC News has drawn attention to the Obamas' comments about keeping the romance alive in their marriage, yet those remarks were followed by this exchange: (VIDEO AT LINK) Walters: I want to talk about the girls. we have been watching...
  • Take a flyin’ leap (Obama is obsessed with the $250,000 figure)

    12/27/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Charles Gasparino
    Get ready, all you “millionaires and billionaires” with kids in college and taxes to pay on your homes in and around New York City. It doesn’t matter that you bring home just $250,000 a year and have a family of four or more. President Obama thinks you’re part of the evil 1 percent and you should pay higher taxes — a lot higher. That’s the unfortunate reality for many New Yorkers, no matter what happens during the fiscal-cliff negotiations designed to avert taxes going up on everyone, regardless of income, if a deal isn’t reached sometime soon. Those talks have...
  • Man pulls gun over Obama bumper sticker dispute

    12/27/2012 3:21:34 PM PST · by Ron H. · 72 replies
    YahooNews & Various ABC News Locals ^ | 12/27/12 | Evening News
    News video about armed altercation between Obama supporter and anti-Obama veteran opposer.
  • Crunch Time - HELP NEEDED

    12/27/2012 12:52:06 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 58 replies
    http://www.butterdezillion.wordpress.com ^ | 12-27-2012 | butterdezillion
    My DEAR READERS: It’s crunch time. My apologies to those who have tried to contact me; my computer died and I had no email access for several weeks. I’ve also been incredibly busy, part of which I will now describe: After contacting my state AG, county attorney, and others, I realized I needed to file a criminal report in the city in which the crime was committed: Bob Bauer’s crimes of 1) of suborning perjury by advising Germond and Villaigarosa to sign an Official Certification of Nomination that Bauer KNEW had legally been disclosed as fraudulent, and 2) fraud when...
  • How Obama Vacationed (Golfed)

    12/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by what's up · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    At 12:54 a.m., on Saturday December 22, President Barack Obama and his family arrived at Kailua, a Hawaiian town on the island of Oahu. Almost five days later, Obama, leaving his wife and kids behind, departed the island to return to Washington, D.C. Obama’s vacation lasted a brief 118 hours, according to pool reports. -snip- On Christmas Eve, December 24, Obama departed his vacation home at 9:33 a.m., according to the pool report. He remained on the golf course until 3:15, p.m., spending about 5 and a half hours on the golf course. He again golfed that day with Bobby...
  • Obama Is the "i" in "Team" (pic)

    12/27/2012 11:40:31 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Not a new joke by any means, but I haven't seen it done like this...