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  • Rejecting Chuck Hagel (no longer under consideration?)

    12/19/2012 11:09:35 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel may no longer be President Obama’s favored pick to run the Defense Department, sources told the Free Beacon. Hagel immediately drew a frosty reception from observers who criticized him for advocating in favor of direct unconditional talks with Iran and for backing sizable cuts to the defense budget.
  • National Coalition To Stop The Gun Ban: Open Letter to Members of Congress

    01/07/2013 4:36:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- In coming weeks, you will face pressure from the Obama administration and others to implement a ban on semi-automatic firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices, and to pass laws requiring private gun transfers to be processed via the National Instant Check System. Yet the “assault weapon” misnomer is a myth perpetuated by gun control advocates who seek to confuse the public about the difference between millions of semi-automatic firearms, which are functionally identical to hunting rifles, and military “assault rifles” which are machine guns virtually unavailable to the public since implementation of the National Firearms Act of 1934....
  • Bridge to a Higher Cliff

    01/07/2013 4:29:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.7.13 | JED BABBIN
    The coming fight on the debt ceiling and gun control is an ideological one, one Republicans need to fight or else face oblivion. The New Year’s Eve deal to avoid the fiscal cliff isn’t just a lousy deal: it’s entirely corrupt. Obama insisted on what he called a “balanced deal,” but to him a balance is only between increased government spending and higher taxes. It allowed President Obama to pretend that the deal reduces federal spending by $732 billion over the next ten years though, in fact, it increases federal spending — by $332 billion — more than it cuts....
  • Obama's Anti-Israel Policy Continues With Hagel Pick as Secretary of Defense

    01/07/2013 4:26:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Defense: The president's selection as defense secretary has called for direct negotiations with the mortal enemies of our closest ally in the Middle East and said the administration's gutting of defense hasn't gone far enough. If personnel is policy, President Obama's selection of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Leon Panetta's replacement as defense secretary should put the lie to the administration's already tarnished claim to be a strong supporter of Israel. "Not only has he said you should directly negotiate with Iran, sanctions won't work, that Israel must negotiate with Hamas, an organization, terrorist group, that lobs...
  • Secretary of State? John Kerry Belongs in Jail!

    01/07/2013 3:44:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-07-13 | Brother Bob
    It looks like John Kerry will soon be our next Secretary of State. The initial nominee, Susan Rice, went down as a sacrificial lamb so that the Republicans can say that they got their pound of flesh and President Obama can get the person he probably wanted in the first place without the same intense scrutiny. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that this was the same thing that President G.W. Bush did with his nomination of Harriet Meyers to the Supreme Court, but that's neither here nor there. I'm not even going to focus on how many ways Kerry's...
  • WAPO Fawns Over Infamous Justice Department Official Who Covered Up Fast and Furious Connection to

    01/07/2013 1:23:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 1/7/13 | Katie Pavlich
    The Washington Post, the same newspaper that falsely smeared border state gun dealerships as cartel suppliers before the Fast and Furious scandal broke, has a new piece out by Ann Marimow fawning over former Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Jason Weinstein, who resigned in September. A high achiever Weinstein came to Washington as a teenager in 1982 to compete in the National Spelling Bee, having won the regional championship in San Antonio. The son of a hospital administrator and a nurse, he was a high achiever from the get-go. He also was captain of the math and debate teams...
  • President Obama to be Sworn in on January 21st. Please, no Swearing! [Satire}

    01/07/2013 1:19:00 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 7, 2012 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by my confidential White House informant, The Extraordinarily Honorable I.M. Totus, Teleprompter of the United States. Although not writing in his official capacity, he is uniquely familiar with happenings at the White House. As his article also shows, he is a great constitutional scholar second only to President Obama. It will be an historically different first. President Obama will make us all even more proud of him! The Oath of OfficeTraditionally, presidents have taken this oath of office prescribed by Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I...
  • President Says Recent Tax Hike “Not Nearly Enough” (Satire)

    01/07/2013 1:14:01 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    While admitting to being pleased and proud of the tax increases he was able to force Republicans to accept, President Obama lamented that “it is but a small positive step in the right direction.” The President argued that “it should be self evident that the rich still fall far short of paying their fair share. There are many private citizens who live more lavishly than the President of their country. The inequity of this is stark and, quite frankly, shameful. Not even the wealthiest owner of the biggest business has as big a burden as the President of America has....
  • Buchanan: "There Would Be A Revolution" If Government Confiscated Weapons

    01/07/2013 5:31:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | January 7,2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    PAT BUCHANAN: There are three million ArmaLite rifles -- those Bushmaster types -- out there right now, and people are buying them like hotcakes. Every gun show, the sales are up enormously. Forty-one percent, they were up in December -- for last December -- which was a record year. John, what is common though, Eleanor [Clift] is correct, the push is going to come on three things: grandfather in the assault weapons that are here now; to try to outlaw assault weapons, outlaw magazines that carry more than 11 or 12 bullets; and also background checks at gun shows.
  • Moviegoers tweet desire to kill white people after seeing 'Django Unchained'

    01/07/2013 12:21:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 70 replies
    Examiner ^ | 01/07/2013 | Joe Newby
    After seeing the new Quentin Tarantino movie "Django Unchained," a number of moviegoers issued violent and racist tweets expressing a desire to kill white people, Twitchy reported Sunday. "Seeing Django reignited my desire to kill white people," said "Flex." The tweet had been deleted, but many more were available. "After watching Django, all I wanna do is shoot white people," another person said. "We need a modern dy django to kill some white people (sic)," tweeted another
  • Tax Hikes: You’re Next!

    01/07/2013 10:34:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Dan Holler
    South Carolina’s James Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the House, appeared overwhelmed with joy. He proclaimed: “So here we are on New Year’s night, with the clock running out on the very existence of this Congress, finally considering bipartisan legislation to provide middle class tax cuts, require the wealthiest to, once again, pay their fair share so we can grow the economy, create jobs and protect the most vulnerable in our society.” The twenty-year House veteran appeared convinced that deal crafted less than 24 hours earlier satisfied President Obama’s “fair share” campaign promise. Mr. Clyburn was not alone, though....
  • Obama's Affirmative Action: Tax Increases for Everyone!

    01/07/2013 10:52:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Here we go again folks, the Obama lies continue to flow.  Remember when he said this?  “I can make a firm pledge.  Under my plan no family making under $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.  Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains, not any of your taxes.”  Really.  Then how is it that this week when people got their payroll checks they were a little thinner than they were in 2012?  I’m not talking about the “evil rich”, but the average everyday worker.  With the expiration of the payroll tax cut,...
  • HEITKAMP: OBAMA’S EXTREME GUN CONTROL WON’T PASS CONGRESS

    01/07/2013 9:58:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/6/2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    The newly sworn in freshman Democratic senator from North Dakota told George Stephanopoulos on his “This Week” ABC News program that President Barack Obama’s agenda to further restrict gun rights will not pass Congress. “Well, I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration — and if the Washington Post is to be believed — that’s way — way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about–and it’s not going to pass,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who defeated former Republican Rep. Rick Berg by 2,994...
  • Left convinced Americans will not fight for 2nd Amendment rights

    01/07/2013 8:30:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 209 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/7/13 | Doug Book
    Once cowed at the thought of provoking 2nd Amendment supporters, leftists will soon attempt to ban “assault weapons” (and much more) as legislation offered by Diane Feinstein makes its way to the Senate floor. It seems that DC liberals have finally become convinced that American gun owners are too cowardly, too lazy or too dependent upon the financial "generosity" of Big Brother to fight for their 2nd Amendment rights. During the past 4 years, the gun banning left have watched as American buyers broke sales records in the purchase of semi-automatic rifles. Opting for these and other powerful, efficient weapons...
  • Obama Inauguration to Feature Historic "Black Iceberg"

    01/07/2013 9:44:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-7-2013 | MOTUS
    As many of you know, this is the time of year that I, MOTUS, pack up for my annual cross country trek for a complete system checkup and update. Ever since the transformational change of NASA into an Islamic outreach group I’ve had to travel to Hill Air Force Base in Utah for this overhaul.(snip) In case you don’t think I really need a systems update, I submit the following evidence: a photo(snip)     Oye! The famous Liz Taylor slip-dress from our South American wine tour in 2011! As you can see, the “camera” has added about 50 pounds,...
  • Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums -- $3,000+ Higher

    01/07/2013 9:28:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/7/13 | Sally Pipes
    President Obama will deliver a second inaugural address later this month. He’ll no doubt reflect on what he’s done during his first four years in office — and on his signature healthcare law in particular. Let’s reflect with him. During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, the president promised that his health reform plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family” by the end of his first term. Well, that first term is just about up. And health insurance isn’t any cheaper. In fact, it’s more expensive. Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065....
  • Graham: Chuck Hagel an 'In-Your-Face Nomination' for Supporters of Israel

    01/07/2013 9:20:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    '...out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy' _____________________________________________________________________ Despite the fact many people see former Republican Chuck Hagel -a man who still considers the heroically-successful Iraq surge a 'foreign policy mistake'- having a poor chance of being confirmed for Defense Secretary -with plenty of Democrats unsupportive as well- you have to wonder what Obama was thinking, presenting such a puzzling nomination- that is, unless you understand the sheer and utter contempt the Obammunist left holds for Israel, the Jewish people, and the Amercian right as well... the foreign-policy front of their wider war on success,...
  • NYT: You May Not Have a Job, But at Least Michelle Obama's Dresses are Expensive

    01/07/2013 8:15:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/7/2013 | Matthew
    Usually we don't celebrate expensive extravagance of our politicians. The realm of the super-rich and the celebrities should not usually cross into the White House. A Republican that spends any sort of money on such items is immediately derided by the press (Sarah Palin, anyone?). Unless they're a Democrat. With the country only $16,000,000,000,000 in debt, you would expect many of the country's top politicians and their families to try and give a little back, even if it's just for show. Mike Bloomberg, for all of this stupid policies, works for a dollar, and the like. The New York Times,...
  • American Suckers

    01/07/2013 7:53:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 January 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Really, I can’t completely blame foreigners who hold us Americans in contempt. I know that’s a controversial statement, but my reasoning is explained with two questions: Do people generally respect those who allow themselves to be used as a doormat? And, then, how do people usually feel about the character of a traitor? Now consider what foreigners see from modern America. We not only allow aliens to transgress our borders and often refuse to deport them, but we then also sue each other, with many among us fighting tooth and nail for the “rights” of these interlopers. Where other nations...
  • Health insurance rates going up by double digits: NYT

    01/07/2013 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember that Nancy Pelosi told us that we needed to pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it. Barack Obama promised to “bend the cost curve,” too. Looks like both of them were right, at least according to the Paper of Record, which discovers to its surprise that dumping nebulous mandates on insurers causes them to bend the cost curve sharply upward (via Instapundit): Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid...
  • Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights

    01/07/2013 7:09:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    WaPo via HuffPo (URL link in 1st post below) | 1/7/2013 | Staff
    Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights 1996: ... says he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act 1999: ... opposes repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy 2005: ... Hagel calls on the [Nebraska] court to reverse its decidsion, complaining the court had overridden Nebraska voters who opposed gay marriage Chuck Hagel's Apology: Too Little, Too Late Log Cabin Republicans ...
  • Fewer excited gun-buyers in Colo & Conn {Propaganda lie contradicted by figures in article}

    01/07/2013 5:13:49 AM PST · by drpix · 16 replies
    yahoo.com / ap ^ | 1/7/13 | Eileen Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In Connecticut and Colorado, scenes of the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012, people were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data. The biggest surges in background checks for people who want to carry or buy guns occurred in states in the South and West. The latest government figures reflect huge increases across the U.S.... ...{buried deep in the article}...The numbers of checks in Colorado rose from 35,009 in October to 53,453 in December; checks in...
  • “Benghazi-gate” Is Not The Only National Security Cover-up By The Obama Regime

    01/07/2013 4:51:40 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 7, 2013 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Our National Security Illusion Built On Cover-ups and Americans forget too easily. The fact that the American people are being lied to concerning the motivation of the Islamic jihadists who attacked the U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi and killed four Americans, the reason for the U.S. unpreparedness for the attack, and the governmental incompetence in responding to the attack is beyond question. However, this incompetence and mendacity is not the only incompetence and mendacity that the regime of President Obama is covering up. On November 9, 2010, a Los Angeles CBS news crew in a helicopter videotaped a flying object...
  • Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    01/06/2013 11:13:34 PM PST · by Buddy Sorrell · 26 replies
    France 24 ^ | 1/5/2013 | France 24
    France’s Esther Duflo, a star economist who was once named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to help shape US global development policy. France’s Esther Duflo, a world renowned economist, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to join a government body dedicated to advising the administration on global development policy. Duflo, who was raised in a “left-leaning Protestant” family, said she became aware of economic divides and social injustice at a very early age.
  • Jason Weinstein’s Justice Department career was derailed by ‘Fast and Furious’

    01/06/2013 10:34:06 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2013 | Ann E. Marimow
    McMahon said that agents running the Fast and Furious investigation would benefit if the department could expedite its review of wiretap applications. In their initial conversation, Weinstein later told the IG, McMahon gave him the clear impression that agents in Fast and Furious were aggressively seizing guns and that it was “completely different” from Wide Receiver. Two weeks later, Weinstein received the first of three wiretap applications he would review for Fast and Furious. He said that following years of department practice, he signed off after reading summary memos prepared by lawyers in the Office of Enforcement Operations. He did...
  • ´They´re starting to seriously worry´: Concern growing about low turn- out at Obama inauguration

    01/06/2013 9:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/6/13 | by Staff
    Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president´s 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won´t be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol o watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama´s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.
  • Obama '08 campaign fined $375,000 by FEC

    01/06/2013 8:01:26 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | 1-6-13 | AP
    <p>Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign.</p> <p>The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and stem from a series of missing notices for nearly 1,200 contributions totaling nearly $1.9 million.</p>
  • Obama pick: "Let the Jews Pay for it"

    01/06/2013 7:22:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/5/13 | Pamela Geller
    Back in early December, I posted on Obama's soon-to-be-announced Jew-hater pick for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. Much handwringing and chatter followed from Obama's Jews, as if they have anything to say. lml Did they really think Obama would change his mind? He knew what he was doing. There was no way Obama was going to withdraw this Jew-hater. Obama has been crapping on the Jews since he took power, and instead of throwing his pro-jihad ass out in 2012, they line up for more abuse with a knife and fork: "Please, sir, may we have some more?" Obama expected...
  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem'

    01/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Ben Shapiro
    In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obama’s utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that America’s federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by “a health-care problem.” Said Boehner, “They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system.” Boehner told Obama, “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with Obamacare....
  • CURL: Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases

    01/06/2013 4:23:49 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 107 replies
    The Washington Times online ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command. With President Obama back in office and his life-saving “fiscal cliff” bill jammed through Congress, the new year has brought a surprising turn of events for his sycophantic supporters. “What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will...
  • Gun Ban Stopped in Illinois Today (6 January, 2012)

    01/06/2013 2:20:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Here it the link to a YouTube video showing Chairman Nekritz pulling the "Assault Weapon" ban which would have banned about 60 percent of the guns owned in Illinois: Video Here At the end of the video, you can here someone yell "Death to Tyrants", or something pretty close!
  • Militia's

    01/06/2013 3:00:45 PM PST · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 01/06/2013 | chuckles
    Has anybody spoken about starting to form some sort of organizations for the SHTF day on gun control? I know there are some already out there called preppers, but I find most of them a little off. I would gladly follow someone like Allen West, but I'm not to keen about following some produce manager down at WalMart. We need to start vetting our local ex military, Oath Keepers, or cops so we don't end up in total chaos on day one. How many think it may wake the pols up that we are serious or it may piss them...
  • Obama Is Planning A Major Push On Guns, And One Democratic Senator Is Already Calling It 'Extreme'

    01/06/2013 2:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 85 replies
    TBI ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    The White House Is Planning A Major Push On Guns, And One Democratic Senator Is Already Calling It 'Extreme' Brett LoGiuratoJan. 6, 2013, 1:40 PMThe White House's task force led by Vice President Joe Biden is considering expansive proposals to tackle the nation's gun violence, something that is already drawing early condemnation from even Democratic lawmakers. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the group headed by Biden is preparing to go far beyond a simple reinstatement of the expired assault weapons ban: A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders...
  • Obama: More Tax Increases Possible to Reduce the Deficit

    01/06/2013 2:03:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | january 5, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama said he’s willing to consider more spending cuts to lower the deficit, as long as they’re coupled with more tax reforms. Using Saturday’s weekly address to praise Congress’ last-minute deal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” Obama said it’s “just one more step” in the larger effort to boost the economy and reduce federal deficits. He said this week’s deal raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have thrown the country back into recession. “I believe we can find more places to cut spending without shortchanging things like education, job training,...
  • John Boehner: a Leader ALL Republicans Can Be PROUD of

    01/06/2013 1:42:17 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 147 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    If you believe the Obammunist hacks  at the New York Times, anyway...  Uh, I'm pretty sure this is the same  John Boehner they're talking about: LAZY COWARDLY TRAITOROUS DRUNKEN ORANGE More/video at Reaganite Republican.... ____________________________________________________________ BonerPlan   YouAreHATED   TotallyLooksLike   DownWithTyranny   GrassRoots    DriftGlass   About.com   CourantBlogs   StopObamaNow   SodaHead
  • President Says “Right of Conscience” Not Valid for Military Personnel (Satire)

    01/06/2013 1:42:00 PM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Even though he signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), President Obama says he will not abide by its provision protecting military chaplains from being compelled to perform services which violate their moral or religious beliefs. “I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.” The genesis of the so-called “right of conscience” clause in the legislation was the desire to allow chaplains to be excused from performing gay marriages if their religious beliefs are opposed...
  • Cult of Personality: Who comes to mind?

    01/06/2013 1:01:35 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 6, 2012 | Dan Miller
    North Korea, Venezuela and other countries have them. Instead of freedom they provide a benevolent hero to worship.The leader of a cult of personality has real power in his own right and/or is a front for others, some of whom are expendable if they might diminish the perceived glory of the leader. That happens frequently in North Korea. Officials once thought necessary to enhance the cult leader's glory are dismissed, sometimes with "extreme prejudice," when they come to be seen as posing dangers to his continued ascension to greater glory. Sometimes personality cults morph into secular religions. North Korea has...
  • Obama's Historic Easing of Sanctions Dramatically Increases Abuse by Castro

    01/06/2013 12:10:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Brandon Darby
    Cuba was singled out by Human Rights Watch in 2011 as being the only Latin American country that represses virtually all forms of political dissent. It is difficult to understand how such tyranny could get worse. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald report that Cuban Security agents broke their previous records of government political repression in 2012 with 6,602 confirmed detentions of political dissidents. In 2011 there were 4,123 confirmed political arrests which was even higher than the 2,704 arrests from 2010. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald based their data on a 2012 year-end report from the Cuban Committee...
  • Pennies, 40-Ton Trillion Dollar Platinum Coins and Our Impossible Deficits and Debt

    01/06/2013 11:56:56 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/06/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jodie Miller of NewsBusted has a great clip where she points out that it costs 2 cents to produce 1 cent. And by government standards, that’s a bargain. This brings me to the inane calls for manufacturing trillion dollar coins made of platinum. As I have discussed before, this would send a signal of fear throughout the world that the USA has no intention of cutting spending, lowering its trillion dollar plus debt and escalating its $16 trillion debt. But for the sake of discussion, platinum is currently trading at $1,560 an ounce. In order to produce a trillion dollar...
  • Crushed unicorn dreams: Why is my paycheck less turns to Obama vote regrets, ‘I should have

    01/06/2013 11:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1/6/13 | staff
    Meet Virginia @VAisforlovas But really how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama 4 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Oh, dear. The harsh reality of crushed unicorn dreams and the bitter smell of regret. As Twitchy reported, Americans started noticing that Obama’s “fair share” claims weren’t so fair and many were shocked … shocked … that their first paychecks of the year were smaller. Jessica Lynn @gekka_88 I have a friend who voted for Obama publicly complaining about the new #SS tax raise. I...
  • A Push for an Obama Third Term: HR 15, 113th Congress...

    01/06/2013 10:04:00 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 36 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | January 4, 2013 | Rep Jose Serrano, D-NY 15th District
    H.J.RES.15 -- Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual... (Introduced in House - IH) HJ 15 IH 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 15 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 4, 2013 Mr. SERRANO introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on...
  • Joe Biden Gets "Frisky" and Wants to Grab Your Gun!!!

    01/06/2013 8:48:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-6-2013 | MOTUS
    I see that Joey “spread-your-legs-you’re-gonna-get-frisked” Biden has been busy again. He’s the hardest working man in government business. Last week he all butt single handedly built the diving platform for us to jump off the fiscal cliff:     And now I see that he’s close to developing awesome legislation that will apparently prevent all future mass murders – something nobody’s been able to accomplish yet! He did cheat a little on this one though. He’s taken the Affordable Care Act template and plans to use it as a road map for how to ram it down our throats get...
  • Barack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class

    01/06/2013 8:29:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/06/2013 | Nile Gardiner
    $16.4 trillion – that’s the latest figure for America’s massive national debt. Nearly $6 trillion of this debt was racked up in the first term of the Obama presidency – a 50 percent increase. It is horrifying to imagine what the debt will be when Obama leaves the White House in 2016, unless Congress has the willpower to stand in the way. Meanwhile, as the world’s superpower is literally drowning in debt, President Obama is basking in the warmth of the beaches of Hawaii, at an exclusive resort way beyond the financial reach of most Americans. The president pays the...
  • How can a Convicted Felon be writing gun laws? (Vanity)

    01/06/2013 7:25:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    Serious question. How can a convicted felon, who cannot even walk into a gun store to purchase a gun, be allowed to WRITE gun legislation? There is something seriously wrong with this country when this is allowed. This rule needs to be changed. This pisses me off more than I can say. We need to make it clear to those in power that not only is an AWB out of the question, but that things like this need to change. Common sense would dictate that if you cannot buy a gun you cannot have a part in writing gun laws!...
  • President Obama, First Lady Dine At Nobu Waikiki With Friends

    01/06/2013 2:27:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Obama Foodorama ^ | January 5, 2013 | Eddie Gehman Kohan
    Threepeat: President visits same restaurants on this year's vacation as last year's... After a day of golf, President Obama on Friday night had a long, late dinner in Waikiki, spending more than 3 1/2 hours at Nobu restaurant. Joined by First Lady Obama and an unidentified group of friends, the President arrived at the "perennially hip" Waikiki Parc Hotel at 8:35 PM, home to Nobu, which bills itself as "yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes." The closed-off streets around the hotel filled with excited crowds as word of the President's presence spread through Waikiki....
  • President Obama could get 3 terms if H.J.Res 15 abolishes term limits

    01/05/2013 11:04:39 PM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 76 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1-5-2013 | Angel Clark
    Americans around the nation were shocked Friday as they heard about H.J.Res. 15. H.J.Res 15 proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment. This would remove the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. Rep. José Serrano (D- NY15) introduced the controversial joint resolution on Friday, the second day of the 2013 legislative session.
  • White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory

    01/05/2013 10:00:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 131 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/5/13 | Sarlin
    President Obama announces he is appointing Vice President Joe Biden to craft new policies within the next month to curb gun violence.President Obama announces he is appointing Vice President Joe Biden to craft new policies within the next month to curb gun violence. 0 The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade. While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washington’s attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President...
  • Columbia Gun Show sees increasing attendance, sales

    01/05/2013 7:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columbia Missourian ^ | January 5, 2013 | Lindsey Miller and Unho Yi
    COLUMBIA — Ammunition, guns and accessories lined the tables of the 135 vendors at the Columbia Gun Show, which continues Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. By Saturday afternoon, sales had doubled from last year, and attendance continued to rise, Dennis Pearson, manager of the gun show, said. One thousand people had entered the doors Friday evening, and he was expecting another 2,500 on Saturday. Vendors at the show attributed rising sales and increased attendance on the possibility for stricter gun regulations and a potential ban on assault weapons such as the AR-15 used in the Newtown, Conn., shootings at...
  • Judge orders eligibility attorney to stay away

    01/05/2013 7:34:59 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 01/05/2013 | Bob Unruh
    Florida Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll, who previously cited the fictitious judge in “Miracle on 34th Street” in a ruling, now says he’s done with arguments over Barack Obama’s eligibility. Carroll released an order today refusing to hear a request for a hearing that is allowed under state law when there are doubts about a candidate’s eligibility. And let that be the last, the judge said. “No petitions for clarification or further rehearing will be entertained by the court,” he said in his ruling that refused to respond to a request for the state-allowed hearing in a case brought by Michael...
  • Obamacare Layoffs, Hiring Freezes Begin

    01/05/2013 6:29:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 5, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Obamacare opponents warned that forcing companies employing 50 or more full-time workers to buy healthcare would prompt employers to slash jobs and worker hours. And that’s exactly what’s happening, says one of President Barack Obama’s favorite economists, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics. “It will have a negative impact on job creation” this year, says Mr. Zandi. The Obamacare employer mandate doesn’t go into effect until January 1, 2014, but the government requires businesses to track worker schedules for three to 12 months in advance. That means many employers plan to get a jump start on avoiding Obamacare’s $2,000 per-worker fine...