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  • Universities Bludgeon Adjuncts With Obamacare Loophole [reduces their work hours to less than 30]

    01/22/2013 2:11:08 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    When the Affordable Care Act passed in early 2010, many in academia—faculty and students alike—cheered on. But now that its provisions are going into effect, some of these same people are learning firsthand that Obamacare has some nasty side effects. A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours worked by adjunct professors, in order to avoid new requirements that they provide healthcare to anyone working over 30 hours per week. This is terrible news for a lot of people; 70 percent of professors work as adjuncts and many...
  • On the Necessity of Theological Courage in the Public Square

    01/22/2013 2:08:25 PM PST · by rhema · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | January 22, 2013 | Owen Strachan and Andrew Walker
    On the subject of religious controversy, 2013 started off with a bang, not a whimper. Hobby Lobby, the craft chain owned by a Christian couple, chose to defy the odious HHS mandate pioneered by the administration of President Barack Obama. This edict seeks to bring religious groups to heel by requiring all employers to cover contraception and abortifacients in their health-care plans. For its defiance, Hobby Lobby faces atmospheric fines of $1.3 million dollars per day. What could motivate such response from this company, traditionally associated less with political battles than knick-knacks and sewing kits? David and Barbara Green, the...
  • (Justice) Scalia Wears Martyr’s Cap to Inauguration

    01/22/2013 2:02:25 PM PST · by NYer · 97 replies
    First Things ^ | January 21, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes:The twitterverse is alive with tweets about Justice Scalia’s headgear for today’s inauguration. At the risk of putting all the fun speculation to an end . . . The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.Wearing the cap of a statesman who defended liberty...
  • "Under God" Removed By Obama During Inaguration Pledge

    01/22/2013 1:15:33 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/13 | Aurelius
    Whoops. I'm sure the President just made a mistake and the words "under God" just happened to be missing in the pledge of allegiance. During the pledge of allegiance during the inauguration yesterday, the words "under God" were removed by the President. Introducing the President, Myrlie Evers-Williams read a flowery version of the pledge: “We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation’s capital, who’s golden dome reflects the unity and democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all...” Of course this isn't the first time that the Democratic party has removed God from their speeches. During...
  • Obama's Greatest Legacy Might Be Destroying the Media

    01/22/2013 12:38:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 19, 2013 | John Nolte
    On Thursday, while looking wistfully back at Obama's first four years, NBC News accidentally did some actual reporting. In a First Read article that opened with the question, "Is the nation better off than it was four years ago," senior political director, Mark Murray, did something that neither he, nor NBC News, nor the mainstream media was willing to do during this last presidential campaign: report on Obama's record. But there it finally was: The Truth -- and from NBC News, no less. Poverty's up (from 43.6 million to 46.2 million), middle class incomes are down ($50k compared to $52k),...
  • Obama declares war on reality

    01/22/2013 12:29:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 21, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has used his second inaugural address to declare war on an even more nebulous threat to the security of the world: reality, itself. Here's how he put it in his inaugural address: (H/T Theo Spleenventer; Bishop Hill) "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms." The first sentence is a blatant untruth. Concerted...
  • Green Scam: Obama Assures Donors That Cash Will Keep Flowing to Their Green Energy Ventures

    01/22/2013 12:19:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 22, 2013 | jim hoft
    Yesterday during his second Inaugural Address Barack Obama promised to blow billions of taxpayer dollars on more global warming junk science projects. After all, his donors have to get paid. Eighty percent of Obama’s green energy “investments” his first term went to committed donors. Much of the money was lost. During his first term over 19 of Obama’s green ventures went belly-up after receiving billions of dollars. But that won’t stop him from committing more of your cash to this failed cause. Yesterday, James Delingpole at The Telegraph tossed cold water on Obama’s reckless statements on climate change.
  • MSNBC Host Teasingly Asks Chris Matthews About ‘Chills’ During Obama Inauguration

    01/22/2013 11:54:14 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Yesterday was a historic day. Sure we had presidential inauguration but it was also perhaps the first and only day when loudmouth MSNBC host Chris Matthews actually shut his mouth for a few seconds. The cat that got Matthews’s tongue was being reminded by fellow MSNBC host Martin Bashir of his inane 2008 remark that he gets a “thrill going up my leg” when hearing Barack Obama speak. Watch below for the video. The joke at the former Democratic operative’s expense happened during a post-inaugural panel on MSNBC which was predictably stacked with all liberal participants. Matthews was joined by...
  • Inaugurating President Chamberlain

    01/22/2013 11:12:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 21, 2013 | Roger Kimball
    Obama’s speech: Very long on gaseous generalities; exiguous with details. “Par for the course,” you say. Yes and no. Yes, an inaugural speech is intended to set the tone for an administration rather than spell out in detail a policy program. I appreciated, as must every American of good will, his promise that his oath of office was before “God and country, not party or faction.” I wish I could believe it. Most leftist commentators I’ve checked in on have regarded the speech as they regard Barack Obama, as a consummate example of “pragmatism.” I find it curious that...
  • Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?

    01/22/2013 11:02:41 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 34 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 22, 2013 | JP
    President Obama began his Inauguration Day by attending worship services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Nation’s Capital along with his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia. It was a rare church appearance for the First Family. During, during their first four years residing in the White House, they found time for the Lord not even half as many times as they managed to get away for family vacays. After services yesterday at St. Johns, during which the president stood to receive a blessing from Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the First Family’s next stop was the U.S. Capitol,...
  • Boehner To Capitulate Once Again….Short Term Suspension Of Debt Limit To Be Voted On

    01/22/2013 10:51:55 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-22-13 | Curt
    A week ago John Boehner insisted he was ready to do battle against Obama and his Democrat allies over the debt limit: “The American people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “The consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. “Without meaningful action, the debt will continue to act as an anchor on our economy, costing American jobs and endangering our children’s...
  • 4 More Years of MOOchelle & SHe's "Shovel Ready"!

    01/22/2013 10:37:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-22-2013 | MOTUS
    Anyway you look at it, it was historic. Hey! Who invited the Tea Party? And if you don’t believe me, just ask Chrissy Matthews who thought it so historic he called it Big Guy’s “Gettysburg” Address. Others who shall remain known only to me said it sounded more  Petty-burg or Vendetti-burg than Gettysburg. I don’t see how phrases like “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together,” sound very Lincoln-esque, butt what do I know? Butt hey! Yesterday was so much fun, what do you say...
  • New Dem. Finance Chief Dined With Fidel Castro

    01/22/2013 10:22:02 AM PST · by radioone · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Politico reported this morning that "Henry R. Muńoz III of San Antonio -- an Obama bundler and a national chairman of the Futuro Fund, a group of Latino leaders who raised money for the president’s reelection -- is expected to be named DNC Finance Chair, the first Latino to hold the title." What's also interesting about Muńoz, though Politico omitted this fact, is that he at least once dined with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "Muńoz’s clout has only expanded in the ensuing years — in politics, philanthropy and his profession," mysanantonio.com reported two years ago.
  • James Taylor: Let’s sacrifice a little liberty for safety

    01/22/2013 10:19:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh, it’s fun to pick on celebrities who don’t know much about the issues on which they’re asked to pontificate — and at least James Taylor has the honesty to preface his answer to The Daily Caller’s Nicholas Ballasy with an admission of ignorance. In fact, he does so twice, when Nicholas asks him about Obama’s continuation of George Bush’s drone policy and on the “executive orders” Obama promised on gun control (actually executive actions, most or all of which don’t require actual EOs). At some point, it’s easy to feel a little sympathy for Taylor, who must be thinking...
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41% [May 2012]

    01/22/2013 10:05:31 AM PST · by lonestar67 · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.
  • Want To Tell The State To Stick It? Homeschool Your Kids.

    01/22/2013 9:53:44 AM PST · by billflax · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/22/2013 | Bill Flax
    "This notion that the children belong to the state, that their education must be provided for by the state … is inimical at every step to liberty.” – J. Gresham Machen The swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle rebuke at America’s ever expanding nanny state. Under both parties, Washington has systematically invaded private spheres and co-opted public services historically performed by local bodies. But a spontaneous groundswell of freedom minded folks has continued America’s rich inheritance of rugged individualism. The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance. You won’t encounter a more neighborly bunch....
  • Levin to Conservatives: FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

    01/22/2013 8:23:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "The day may come -perhaps soon- when abandoning the GOP for a new party is the best way to deal with events and stop the rise of tyranny.  I think the answer -at this moment- is for conservatives to retake the Republican Party. Reagan did it, and Reagan was opposed by the Republican establishment every step of the way, including the Bush family..." Mark Levin of course good to tune-into on a depressing Inauguration Day- and The Great One was in fine form yesterday afternoon: ...I don’t think Obama knows exactly what (Obama’s) going to go for in his second term,...
  • The New World Disorder [VDH]

    01/22/2013 8:06:03 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    With a diminished team at State, Defense, and the CIA, Obama can be Obama. John Brennan, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry will be confirmed. The three will provide a force-multiplying effect on the Obama foreign policy of disengagement. The chameleon Brennan will be very different from David Petraeus at the CIA; Hagel is no circumspect Leon Panetta; and there was a reason why the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was greeted with praise in a way John Kerry’s will not be. The trio is less competent than their predecessors, but also perhaps more representative of a country...
  • You Can't Ban Evil

    01/22/2013 7:57:03 AM PST · by Wuli · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kira Davis
    [there is no text, everything is in her video clip]
  • The Significance of Obama’s Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    commentary Magazine ^ | 01.21.2013 | Peter Wehner
    President Obama’s inaugural address was eloquent and moving in parts. It was also deeply partisan and polarizing, something that is unusual for a day normally devoted to unity and common purpose. But not in Barack Obama’s America. In his inaugural speech he did what he seemingly cannot keep himself from doing: portraying himself and his followers as Children of Light and portraying his opponents as Children of Darkness. You are either with Obama–or you are with the forces of cruelty and bigotry. In Obama’s world, there is no middle ground. He is the Voice of Reason; those who oppose him...
  • U.S. faces drug shortages in treating multidrug-resistant TB

    01/22/2013 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By David Beasley
    Reuters) - More than 80 percent of health departments in the United States that treat tuberculosis resistant to standard treatment have trouble obtaining the drugs they need to cure the disease, according to a national survey released on Thursday.
  • Obama’s Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones: • Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. • “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now! • “Sustainable (read: green) energy”? “America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it” — now!...
  • Michelle Obama Has Officially Saved the Economy

    01/22/2013 7:25:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/2013 | Matthew
    Perhaps I'm the only one that can appreciate true culture. Perhaps I'm the only one that can appreciate the 'shovel ready' jobs being created by the thousands right as I type this. Maybe it's the time that the American economy has finally roared back to life with massive growth and tumbling unemployment. Yes, I expect unemployment to be down near 3% by the end of the year with GDP growth near 20%. Why? Well, Michelle Obama saved it all herself. Don't believe me? Well, she has personally (well, I mean through taxpayer money) injected tens of thousands of dollars into...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 7:12:47 AM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • Exactly what the hell are we celebrating, Washington?

    01/22/2013 6:57:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Canadian Free Press ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    Ever the provocateur, Rob was on Twitter ripping on Obama’s inaugural comments in real time, only to draw a rebuke from a member of the MSM who said that today he should “give it a rest” and “celebrate that we can do this peacefully.” That got me thinking: Do what peacefully? Throw a huge, expensive party (regardless of who paid for it) so that official Washington can celebrate itself?
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Opposition

    01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role. The basic premise hasn't changed: as much as the statists want you to love them, they want you to hate their opponents even more. Until a time when political opposition can be eliminated completely, having opponents can still be useful: you...
  • ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH

    01/22/2013 5:30:27 AM PST · by shortstop · 25 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/22/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    It was a speech liberals will love, conservatives will hate and history will forget. It was 18 minutes of paying off the base and rewarding the coalition. It was a president who won 52 percent of the vote thumbing his nose at the other 48 percent. There was pomp and circumstance, a torturous poem and some good singing. The family looked good, the crowd seemed large, the Capitol was stunning. As inaugurations go, it was a good, solid medium. It upheld tradition, it showcased the president, it followed tradition and law. Sure, there was too much Schumer, and the crowd...
  • The Progressive Agenda Marches On

    01/22/2013 4:52:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/22/13 | LD Jackson
    There seems to be a common theme among the pundits and talking heads this morning, as they discuss the 2nd coming inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. I first heard it on NPR, as one of newscasters described Obama's speech as progressive. As quoted by Hot Air, a former White House speechwriter described it this way. Atlantic Editor James Fallows, a former White House speechwriter, tweeted that the address was “the most sustainedly ‘progressive’ statement Barack Obama has made in a decade.” Admittedly, I have yet to watch Obama's speech. I will probably watch portions of...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2013 #1

    01/22/2013 4:31:05 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 309 replies
    Freepers Who Care | JANUARY 22, 2013 | TM CREW
    ~2003~THREAT MATRIX~2013~ TM LAST 73 72 71 SEVENTY 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 SIXTY 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 FIFTY 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 FORTY 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 THIRTY 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 TWENTY 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 TEN 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 ONE MM
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • Obama says decade of war ending (Neville Chamberlain II)

    01/21/2013 9:24:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Associate Press ^ | Jan 21, 12:07 PM EST | none stated
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  • Letter: Oath of duty

    01/21/2013 7:09:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Greenfield Recorder ^ | January 21, 2013 | Charles M. Ricko
    As a citizen of the United States, I am proud of the deep-rooted patriotism of my forefathers. Many lives have been sacrificed in order to maintain the liberty which we all enjoy, including those of many of my ancestors. I was deeply saddened by recent tragedies such as those in Colorado and at Sandy Hook. However, I am troubled by the fact that our legislators are rushing to strip away the constitutional rights of the American people. The media attempts to reinforce a need for more strict gun control, yet anyone who spends any amount of time seeking the truth...
  • Obama seeks to split Republican Party into warring factions before 2014 midterm election

    01/21/2013 6:48:16 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 99 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-21-13 | neil munro
    Barack Obama’s top political aide used an Inauguration Day interview to sketch out a provocative political strategy intended to split the Republican Party in time to impact the 2014 midterm elections. “The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.” “We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country who are seeking...
  • Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself

    01/21/2013 5:39:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines. In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action"--not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them "meaning" through government regulation and redistribution. White House communications director...
  • McConnell pledges to block gun-control measures in email to supporters

    01/21/2013 5:32:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign is calling for supporters to back his opposition to expanded gun controls, warning in a new email that "they're coming for your guns." "You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights. On your freedom," the email opens. It goes on to warn that "our freedom is under direct assault ... from those who want to shred our Constitution."
  • First Lady Rolls Her Eyes At Boehner As He Jokes With President

    01/21/2013 5:22:45 PM PST · by rhema · 64 replies
    First Lady Michelle Obama rolls her eyes (0:09 in clip) after House Speaker cracks a joke to President Obama at the luncheon that took place after the inauguration.
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Second Inaugural Akin to Gettysburg Address

    01/21/2013 4:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 21, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Barack Obama is perhaps the only modern president who has had the burden of swatting away comparisons between his own soaring rhetoric and that of our 16th president. You may recall that, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Maraniss gushed over the president’s remarks, writing, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown,” and calling the speech “[Obama's] Gettysburg address.” Today, thanks to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, it took less than five minutes for the comparison to be drawn between President Obama’s second inaugural address and, well, all manner of things Lincoln. “It reminds...
  • Obama: Entitlements ‘Do Not Make Us A Nation Of Takers’

    01/21/2013 4:48:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    TPM ^ | 21 Jan 13 | Pema Levy
    President Obama defended the idea of entitlements like Medicare and Social Security in his second inaugural address Monday, arguing that these programs strengthen the nation and free Americans to "take the risks that make this country great." "We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future," Obama said. "For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn." He continued: "We do not believe that...
  • An armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny — by guestblogger Lulu

    01/21/2013 4:46:12 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 1-21-2013 | Lulu
    In a recent interview on gun control in the wake of the slaughter of a classroom of innocent children and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Ben Shapiro said that one of the purposes of an armed citizenry is to prevent government tyranny. Piers Morgan harrumphed condescendingly in response, as if the very thought that Americans might need protection at this time from a potentially tyrannical government was wacky in an extremist, even paranoid way.In the face of a relatively peaceful society with a government not waging literal war on its citizens, Morgan’s emotions seem understandable. Why do you need...
  • Obama Inauguration "Reverend" Fails To Mention Jesus At Benediction, Credits MLK For Jesus' Words

    01/21/2013 4:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | Greg Hengler
    Making it up as they go.
  • Crowd shrinks by nearly half for 2nd inaugural

    01/21/2013 4:13:34 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    An inaugural official told reporters that "at least" 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama's swearing-in ceremony. If the figure is accurate, a crowd of around 1 million would put attendance at about 55 percent of the 2009 crowd. The city of Washington, D.C., estimated that 1.8 million people packed the Mall last time to watch Obama get sworn in for his first term.
  • Obama Promises "Peace in Our Time" In Inauguration Speech

    01/21/2013 2:45:27 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/13 | Aurelius
    If you did not already know that the President has no grasp of history, no knowledge of what he is saying, this should help confirm it. According to the transcript released by the White House, President Obama channeled Neville Chamberlain, using the phrase "peace in our time" to tout his reelection. The President explained (emphasis mine): We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor,...
  • Whither the Navy?

    01/21/2013 12:54:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | January 21, 2013 | Mark Helprin
    President Barack Obama believes, as he put it in his third debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, that though we have fewer ships than we did in 1916...we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater.... The question is not a game of Battleship, where we're counting ships. It's what are our capabilities.  Yes, the army's horses have been superseded by tanks and helicopters, and its bayonets rendered mainly ceremonial by armor and long-range automatic fires,...
  • Drudge Title: 'Free speech zone' set up along parade route. Real Title: Obamas walk the parade route

    01/21/2013 2:19:17 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Jan 21 2013 | By BYRON TAU
    The first couple walked past the FBI building, before stepping back into the limousine before reaching Freedom Plaza. Freedom Plaza is the site of one of the only authorized demonstration zones, where a strip of the plaza is designated a free speech zone.
  • My Own Inaugural Poem...an American Lamentation

    Like millions of Americans, and perhaps multiple millions around the globe, I watched the historic second presidential inauguration of Barak Hussein Obama. As I listened to his speech, which included a reference to his own version of of the greatness of America’s Civil Rights advancements, “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall…”I was struck by the spectacle of the President of the United States, the man who...
  • Michelle Obama a Romulan Agent (Picture is worth 1000 words)

    01/21/2013 1:29:27 PM PST · by cizinec · 69 replies
    Me | 01/21/2013 | Me
    This is absolute proof that 1)Michelle Obama is a Romulan agent and 2) she is no longer afraid of being exposed.
  • Piers Pressure: Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control (He's serious)

    01/21/2013 1:21:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2013 | Peter Beinart
    Public relations–wise, the gun-control movement could hardly have a worse champion than CNN’s Piers Morgan. He’s haughty, he’s self-righteous, and, worst of all, he’s foreign. For the Second Amendment freaks who see Barack Obama as suspiciously un-American, his government as potentially tyrannical, and themselves as heirs to the gun toters who shot their way to liberty at Lexington and Concord, what better foil than a modern-day gun confiscator who actually is English. For years, American conservatives have been calling American liberals wannabe Europeans. Now, with America witnessing its nastiest culture-war skirmish since Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the man helping to lead...
  • President Barack Obama takes ceremonial oath of office, heralding second term as president

    01/21/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-21-2013 | AP
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  • Obama gut-busting inauguration lunch menu tops 3,000 calories

    01/21/2013 12:04:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/21/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues are eating Monday tops out at 3,000 calories, according to a website that has tallied up the luxurious menu of lobster, bison and apple pie. HealthyFoodRecipe.net posted the full menu, complete with its calorie count, and said it was “unsatisfactory” to see such an unhealthy spread, given first lady Michelle Obama’s push for healthier eating. She has come under fire for the high-calorie counts of some of the state dinners she’s hosted at the White House, but other nutritionists have given her a pass, saying indulging on special occasions is...
  • Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy...

    01/21/2013 11:57:22 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections.Here are 138 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds:1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approvalIn June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)...