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  • The New Power Class Who Will Profit From Obama’s Second Term

    01/20/2013 8:39:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    New Geography ^ | January 18, 2013 | Joel Kotkin
    When President Obama takes the oath of office for the second time, he will also usher in a new era in American power politics. Whereas the old left-wing definition of “who rules” focused on large corporations, banks, energy companies and agribusinesses, the Obama-era power structure represents a major transformation. This shift stems, in large part, from the movement from a predominately resource and tangible goods-based economy to an information-based one. In the past, political struggles were largely fought over how to divide up the spoils generated by the basic productive economy; labor, investors and management all shared a belief in...
  • Dr. MLK, Jr. Asked us to Judge Mr. 301.81 (Obama)

    01/20/2013 8:01:21 PM PST · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | 1-20-2013 | Rob Cunningham
    In recognition of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, indelible contributions to America and the world, let us honor him this week with recognition and reverence of his most memorable admonition; “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Perhaps no more pure, noble or aspirational words were ever spoken during the civil rights movement in our country. It would do every citizen good to read Dr. King’s entire 1963 “I Have a...
  • Inauguration Posters Liken Obama To Jesus

    01/20/2013 7:35:58 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    fox news ^ | 1- | todd starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.” “So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • Obama Advisers: Obama’s theory of government is he is the government

    01/20/2013 6:31:58 PM PST · by Twotone · 51 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 20, 2013 | Kevin Kervick
    As was revealed in a breathtaking New York Times opinion piece today, many of Barack Obama's top advisers feel alienated from him. There is a sense within the White House that President Obama's theory of government is that "he is the government". Apparently, President Obama has personalized the presidency to such an extent that it is now seen as more about the man than about the position. Certainly that is not how the American Founding Fathers viewed the presidency. The author of this article, David Rothkopf, characterizes the president as a poor manager who is also aloof and a poor...
  • The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

    01/20/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | BarackObamaDotCom
    Say you're in for the next phase of this grassroots
  • In the Energy Debate between Palin and Obama...Obama Lost

    01/20/2013 5:01:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2013 | Professor Ben Voth
    "You know we can't just drill our way to lower gas prices. If we're going to take control of our energy future, and can start avoiding these annual gas price spikes that happen every year when the economy starts getting better, world demand starts increasing, turmoil in the Middle East or some other parts of the world, if we're going to stop being at the mercy of these world events, then we need a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy - oil, gas, wind, solar, and nuclear, and biofuels, and more." President Obama made these...
  • Despotism in America Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations

    01/20/2013 4:35:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1-20-13 | Rick Santorum
    President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat. Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public...
  • Jarrett: Expect more diversity in future Obama Cabinet picks (nothing but old white guys so far)

    01/20/2013 3:53:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Sunday predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the president’s Cabinet. “His cabinet, when he's finished -- and he's far from finished -- will have diversity, including women, including people of color,” said Jarrett in an interview with CNN. “He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas,” she continued. “And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I'm in...
  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers 'taken alive' at gas plant (Bad news for Obama and Hillary...)

    01/20/2013 2:14:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/20/13 | BBC
    Five suspected members of the Islamist group which held foreign and local workers hostage at an Algerian gas plant have been arrested, reports say. The reports came a day after the Algerian authorities said all 32 hostage-takers had been killed at the In Amenas gas installation.
  • Indy gun show attracts thousands this weekend (Four Hour Wait!!!!)

    01/20/2013 1:56:45 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    The rush on firearms will continue this weekend after thousands showed up to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show. The show opened Friday afternoon and thousands of people waited in line for nearly four hours to get in to the first gun show of the year in Indianapolis. The show is the first held just days after the president announced his plan on combating gun violence. Many gun owners fear the president’s plans, announced earlier this week, will ban certain firearms and restrict what’s legal right now. Since the announcement, folks have been hitting...
  • Report: Obama Ousting CENTCOM Chief Mattis

    01/20/2013 1:45:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/20/13 | staff
    “Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks. It now appears likely that Gen. Mattis, a Marine Corps legend, will leave his post as head of America’s most important combatant command in March, several months earlier than planned. Ricks continues: Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad...
  • How Obama's Gun 'Order' will Backfire

    01/20/2013 11:40:25 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 64 replies
    WND ^ | January 17, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Among the 23 “executive actions” President Obama announced yesterday amidst great fanfare (and shameless exploitation of children) is this: “Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.” Obama may want to put a hold on that one, until he comes to grips with what happened the last time a U.S. president tried it.
  • Plouffe: President Has Enough Votes to Pass Gun Control

    01/20/2013 12:15:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 11:28 AM | Amy Woods
    White House adviser David Plouffe said Sunday that he believes President Barack Obama has sufficient votes in Congress to pass gun-control legislation. … Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which was televised from the National Mall in Washington D.C., Plouffe said he believes the White House has 60 votes in the Senate and 218 in the House from Democrats and Republicans. … He also predicted that immigration reform will make it through Congress. …
  • ‘Voice of the Pope’ backs Obama gun edicts

    01/20/2013 11:34:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/20/13 | David Codrea
    In an editorial aired yesterday on Vatican Radio, Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the press office of the Holy See, called “initiatives announced by the United States government in view of limiting and controlling the diffusion and use of arms … a step in the right direction. “Forty-seven religious leaders of various confessions and religions have issued a call to American politicians to limit firearms, which ‘are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths,’” Lombardi stated in his address. “I’m with them.” While acknowledging “that arms, throughout the world, are also instruments for legitimate...
  • Shock: NBC's Richard Engel Highlights Second Term Obama's "Diminished" Global Influence

    01/20/2013 11:28:25 AM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Kristinn
    NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel spoke about President Barack Obama's "diminished" influence over global affairs this morning on NBC's Meet the Press, saying that "authoritarian" China was being seen as a model for governance by more of the world's youth than the United States.Engel was on a panel hosted by David Gregory that also included Obama campaign honcho David Axelrod, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's Tom Brokaw and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.Engel made his comments toward the end of the first segment of the round table discussion on Obama's second term which started today.Engel faced push back from Scarborough,...
  • President Promotes “National Day of Service”

    01/20/2013 11:04:11 AM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama is asking every American to help celebrate his second inauguration by “making an effort to serve America and your community by donating your time to the public good.” “Too many Americans are wrapped up in selfish pursuits most of the time,” the President said. “They place ‘making a buck,’ spending time with friends and family, and enjoying life ahead of serving others. What I am asking is that on the day of my inauguration everyone divert themselves from these egocentric activities and do something useful for their fellow human beings.” Obama suggested that “participating in a food...
  • BARI SHABAZZ CLASS OF 1978

    01/20/2013 10:05:44 AM PST · by ABrit · 55 replies
    classmates.com ^ | Jan 20,2013 | classmates.com
    BARI SHABAZZ CLASS OF 1978 Stuyvesant High School New York, NY Class of 1978 Member Since: Dec 11, 2011 9 people have visited this profile.
  • Obama Sworn In as King of The PORN-O-Nation!!!

    01/20/2013 10:05:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-20-2013 | MOTUS
    Tough choice today: should I cover the pre-inaugural Festival in D.C.  or the Sundance Festival in P.C.? In a sense they’re both about the same thing. As you may have heard, Newsweek (now exclusively on line!) has deemed the WON’s term number two “The Second Coming.” And (coincidentally) today’s emerging theme from Sundance that I was going to discuss is…pornography! Seriously. With the official premiere screenings this weekend of Don Jon’s Addiction (hint: it’s porn), Lovelace (hint: yes, that Lovelace) and Kink (hint: it’s a San Fran porn studio) Sundance has officially embraced the dark side of the dark side. Don’t...
  • Obama Comes Out Swinging For Second Term [Next Four Years: America Beyond Redemption?]

    01/20/2013 9:28:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 20, 2013 | David Lauter
    Obama Comes Out Swinging For Second Term Dropping talk of bipartisanship, the president seeks to fragment the Republican opposition as he presses his policies on gun control, spending and immigration. By David Lauter January 19, 2013 WASHINGTON — In President Obama's first term, a promise of bipartisanship withered on stony ground; as his second begins, he has openly embraced confrontation. On a parade of hot-button political issues, including the budget, gun control and immigration, Obama has begun to hammer on weak points in the Republican coalition. He has made little effort to woo members of the opposition in Congress, whose...