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  • Obama Inauguration Committee to Replace Louie Giglio With Pro-Gay Pastor

    01/11/2013 2:18:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/11/2013 | Paul Stanley
    Soon after the Rev. Louie Giglio announced he would no longer deliver the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration later this month as to avoid controversy over a past sermon on homosexuality, an inaugural committee spokesperson said the evangelical pastor would be replaced with someone who has pro-homosexual beliefs. "We were not aware of Pastor Giglio's past comments at the time of his selection and they don't reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this Inaugural," inaugural committee spokeswoman Addie Whisenant said in a statement Thursday. "Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction...
  • Reid to Obama: OK to skip Congress on debt ceiling

    01/11/2013 12:54:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Reid to Obama: OK to skip Congress on debt ceiling By: Manu Raju and John Bresnahan January 11, 2013 02:47 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are putting new pressure on the White House to circumvent Congress to boost the nation’s debt ceiling if no bipartisan agreement can be reached. In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama obtained by POLITICO, Reid and his leadership team argue that failing to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling would threaten the full faith and credit of the United States. Reid and Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer...
  • Guest Post: Insights Into Cultural Shifts From A Visit To A Hardware Store

    01/11/2013 12:23:12 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 11, 2013 | By Tyler Durden/Submitted by Pete Kofod
    "So this is what it looks like when a society is starting to collapse," the man standing behind the counter at the hardware store said matter-of-factly. The remark had been directed at no one in particular, but generally at anyone standing nearby. As I was among that audience, I looked at him inquisitively, eliciting in return a look indicating that his observation should be intuitively obvious to even the casual observer. "We should not be this busy," he continued. "People are normally out Christmas shopping for the latest tech gadgets for their kids, but instead they are spending their hard-earned...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong relationship with a responsible Afghan government that is willing to cooperate with us to make sure that it is not a launching pad for future...
  • The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

    01/11/2013 11:33:24 AM PST · by Jgerald · 17 replies
    SSPBA ^ | 01/10/2013 | Chris Skinner
    "As president of Southern States PBA, a professional law enforcement association with over 30,000 members from federal, state, county and municipal agencies, I would like to express our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution and for law abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms. From hunting to shooting sports, firearms are a part of the American culture that are passed from generation to generation. Rank and file law enforcement officers realize that gun ownership from law abiding citizens poses no threat to the law enforcement community or to the public. New legislation aimed at reducing or restricting law...
  • Gun control hypocrite Obama chooses guns for himself and family, but opposes them for everyone else

    01/11/2013 11:21:28 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama chooses guns for himself and his family, but opposes them for everyone else On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. He did this because he understands that armed guards make people safer. I think that what he did was a good thing. I agree with what he did on this.Obama chooses to send his own children to the private Sidwell Friends school, which employs 11 armed guard. These aren’t Secret Service agents. Instead, these...
  • Reproaching the Rich

    01/11/2013 10:53:22 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 16 replies
    National Association of Scholars ^ | January 10, 2013 | William H. Young
    One of the distinguishing features of America from the founding throughout our history has been classlessness. In recent years, especially since 2009, there has been a relentless assault by the progressive left on what it considers the unfair income distribution between the rich and others, propounded particularly in academia as I discussed in Inequality. That blitzkrieg has contributed to a significant rise—by around 20 points—in the percentage of our population that now believes there is a sharp and intensifying class conflict in America, which some on the left would turn into class war. Central to President Obama’s reelection strategy was...
  • U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 years

    01/10/2013 5:57:26 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    American Life LeagueSpecial Issue: STOPP analysis of Planned Parenthood 2011 and 2012 finances Planned Parenthood getting more taxpayer money *excerpt*"The data show that federal and state officials elected by the American taxpayers have increased the millions of dollars going to Planned Parenthood by 11 percent in the last two years. We now provide $542.4 million (over a half-billion dollars) to the nation’s largest abortion chain. That’s $1.5 million per day, each and every day. Since 1964, our government has given Planned Parenthood $6.8 billion of our hard-earned money. Most people know Planned Parenthood gets taxpayer money for its clinic services....
  • Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study

    01/11/2013 10:34:34 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | January 11, 2013
    In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions. As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: As of Jan.1, Obamacare imposes a new tax of 2.3 percent on medical device manufacturers, including those who make dental braces. The tax is imposed on gross sales -- even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. While the tax will be paid to the IRS by the manufacturer, the tax will be passed along as a higher...
  • The looming cuts to America’s defense leave the world, and the United States, less safe

    01/11/2013 10:15:07 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-13 | Curt
    Krauthammer on the Hagel nomination: Message-sending. Obama won reelection. He no longer has to trim, to appear more moderate than his true instincts. He has the “flexibility” to be authentically Obama. Hence the Hagel choice: Under the guise of centrist bipartisanship, it allows the president to leave the constrained first-term Obama behind and follow his natural Hagel-like foreign policy inclinations. ...Hagel himself doesn’t matter. He won’t make foreign policy. Obama will run it out of the White House even more tightly than he did in the first term. Hagel’s importance is the message his nomination sends about where Obama wants...
  • The Myth of Government Default [If you think gun control is a problem, read this]

    01/11/2013 10:05:56 AM PST · by IndePundit · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/13 | David Rivkin & Lee Casey
    Three false arguments, pushed hard by the Obama administration and accepted on faith by the media and much of the political establishment, must be laid to rest if the American people are to understand the issues at stake in the federal "debt ceiling" debate. The first is that Congress's failure to raise the debt ceiling—the amount of money the federal government is authorized to borrow at any given time—will cause a default on the national debt. The second is that federal entitlement programs are constitutionally protected from spending cuts. The third is that the president can raise the debt ceiling...
  • Take MOTUS' Gun Poll: "A crazed gunman starts firing into a crowded restaurant. You..."

    01/11/2013 9:27:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-11-2013 | MOTUS
    Here is your Friday Gun Survey: (as always, Chicago Rules apply)   I was listening to Geraldo this morning(snip)what really caught my ear was this comment from Geraldo, and I quote: “How could you not trust your own government?”     (snip)Let’s get directly at the heart of the beast: the Second Amendment(snip)an armed citizenry to protect themselves from future tyrannical leaders like the one they had just fought to free themselves from.     Well here, let’s have somebody who knows something explain this: (snip)Consider the words of Supreme Court justice Joseph Story — who was, it bears noting,...
  • 2013 Government Gun Ban List!

    01/11/2013 6:58:05 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-11-13 | James
    Thought this might be of interest: Gun bans impact our freedoms under search and seizure, due process, confiscated property, states' rights, free speech, right to assemble and more, in addition to the Second Amendment. The Democrats current gun-ban-list proposal may include most of the following firearms: Rifles (or copies or duplicates): M1 Carbine, Sturm Ruger Mini-14, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, AR-10, Thompson 1927, Thompson M1; AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR; Olympic Arms PCR; AR70, Calico Liberty , Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU, Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR,...
  • American Express Kicks Off 2013 With Biggest Layoffs in Four Years

    01/11/2013 6:59:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Brand Channel ^ | 1/10/13 | Shirley Brandy
    ... American Express delivered a surprise in its fourth quarter earnings report today: the elimination of 5,400 jobs as part of a global reorganization of its business units, with over $400 million in severance and its business travel unit taking a big hit. The company has endured more than a decade of downsizing under CEO Ken Chenault: 7,700 jobs in 2001; 6,500 jobs in 2002; 7,000 jobs (10% of its workforce) in 2008; 4,000 jobs in 2009. This round of cuts, as Wall Street Journal reports, represents "its biggestretrenchmentin a decade," and will shed 8.5% of its workforce.
  • "The List"; Obama's Two Hundred and Seventh Week in Office

    01/11/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/11/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Seventh Week in Office1/10/2013Obama Ethics, Year 4U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 yearsCalifornian women told to have more children as birth rate in most populous state plummetsObama signs bill giving himself lifetime Secret Service protectionJohn Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and ObamaChief Justice Of The Supreme Court John Roberts Schedules A Case By Attorney Taitz Regarding Obamas Forged IDs to be Heard in Conference Before the Full Supreme CourtObama's nominees settle it: A more radical, confrontational termEric Holder to...
  • Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home [opposed self defense in your home]

    01/11/2013 7:30:11 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home. Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support. The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures. The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election...
  • Obama’s Stimulus: A Bit of Pork, a Lot of Opportunism

    01/11/2013 6:41:33 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 4 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Tad DeHaven
    A study [$] published in the winter edition of Political Science Quarterly considers two possible reasons for why the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) failed to sprinkle Uncle Sam’s magic dust onto those areas of the country that were being hardest hit by the recession. Was it because well-positioned politicians were successful in delivering the pork? Or was it because the recession created a “window of opportunity” for politicians to quickly spend a bunch of additional money on pet causes, which had the effect of benefitting certain areas of the country? I’m going to skip right to the...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    01/11/2013 6:40:43 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a...
  • Africa Mission Creep

    01/11/2013 5:43:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11 jan 2013 | GEORGE H. WITTMAN
    The Obama administration, among other things, wants to put Benghazi behind it. Periodically the American press, public, and politicians become excited about something going on in Africa. The interest doesn’t last long and neither the United States nor African nations benefit much from the momentary excitement. President Obama recently ordered a small contingent of troops, mainly Army Special Forces, into the African country of Chad to assist in evacuating the U.S. Embassy staff and other American civilians from the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR). That this action reflected a reaction to the recent debacle in Benghazi, there is no doubt....
  • Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

    01/11/2013 4:50:37 AM PST · by Renfield · 19 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-4-2013
    ......As analyst Chris Krueger from Guggenheim Securities’ Washington Research Group explains to the American Enterprise Institute, “There are limits on how much paper money the U.S. can circulate and rules that govern coinage on gold, silver and copper. BUT, the Treasury has broad discretion on coins made from platinum.” “Although the Treasury can't just create money out of thin air to pay its bills, there is a technicality in the law that says the Treasury has special discretion to create platinum coins of any denomination, and the thinking is that [Secretary of the Treasury] Tim Geithner could make the coin...