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  • The ‘40 Percent’ Myth - The figure gun control advocates are throwing around is false. (John Lott)

    01/24/2013 1:37:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Lott
    Gun-control advocates have recently been throwing around an impressive new number. President Obama used it last Wednesday, claiming: “as many as 40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check.” Vice President Biden and everyone from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to USA Today repeatedly use it. That “fact” provided the principal support for his first announced gun-control proposal, “universal background checks.” But unless you include family inheritances and gifts as “purchases,” it is simply false.The Brady Act background checks currently prevent someone who buys from a federally licensed dealer from buying a gun...
  • People Control, the First Amendment and Article V

    01/24/2013 1:31:08 PM PST · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The First Amendment provides, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (Emphasis added.) As the free exercise of religion comes to be considered old fashioned, irrelevant to daily life and to be opposed "progressively" -- and as political correctness becomes an increasingly common, "modern" and often successful opponent of free speech -- the bright colors of the First Amendment fade into muted...
  • If it weren’t for low integrity... [Hillary Testifies With Mendacity]

    01/24/2013 12:25:07 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-24-2013 | MOTUS
    “There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity...You can smell it. It smells like death.”                                       Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof “What difference does it make!!” (snip)Hillary has always been a good student. This was evidenced again yesterday as she maneuvered the Benghazi obstacle course with legendary Clintonian skill; managing to take 100% responsibility with 0% blame. She was a master of the parsed phrase; the queen of evasion,   prevarication, scout’s honor misrepresentation, so help me God and deflection. How dare you suggest… In short: a monument of mendacity. Peace in our time, I...
  • Video: Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?

    01/24/2013 10:33:04 AM PST · by TXnMA · 21 replies
    Next News Network ^ | 24 January 2013 | Jim Garrow
    On the first thread on this subject, MestaMachine challenged me with: "All Nobel Prize nominees are not exactly trustworthy. " I had the same concern -- so I checked out his Facebook postings. Jim Garrow appears to be as right-wing, pro-Constitution, pro 2nd Amendment as a good FReeper. In fact, Garrow just posted a link to a video that is far better than the article I posted. In it, he is interviewed, (for some 20 minutes) and it is 100% ANTI-0bama. And, on many subjects, he "rips Řbozo a new one"! Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American...
  • Obama Wants 100,000 American Students to Study in Communist China

    01/24/2013 10:24:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday will celebrate the launch of a newly rebranded organization called the “100,000 Strong Foundation,” which aims to have 100,000 American students studying in China by 2014. Thursday's event will "underscore the importance of study abroad in China and the benefits to our strategic relationship with China as well as the personal benefits individuals receive through these exciting experiences," the news release said. Until now, the 100,000 Strong Initiative—announced by President Obama on his trip to China in 2009—has operated inside the State Department. Thursday's 1 p.m. ceremony marks its transition to a non-profit,...
  • Even the Federal Reserve Admits This Is The WORST Economic Recovery In Modern US History!

    01/24/2013 9:35:56 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 12 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It is now official. According to the Federal Reserve of St. Louis, this is the WORST economic recovery in modern US history. This chart shows the recovery in even starker terms. The disappointment in the economic recovery can be seen in today’s Bloomberg Consumer Confidence index which fell today to -36.4. It has not risen above -30 that we last saw in 2008. Moral of the story? Asset bubbles (like housing) are DANGEROUS and don’t let the Federal government enact policies (like Clinton’s National Homeownership Strategy) that nearly destroyed our economy. nhsdream2 But the good news today is that claims...
  • Enjoy the schadenfreude!: College professors face layoffs because of Obamacare

    01/24/2013 8:25:16 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won. They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon. Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. “..segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences and being on the winning side doesn’t guarantee good times ahead. America’s college...
  • Obama's New Audacity

    01/24/2013 8:19:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When he stood before the world to deliver his first inaugural address four years ago, President Barack Obama proudly declared, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers." Early in his presidency, he repeated various permutations of this phrase, always reserving the resonant final spot for the "non-believers." During his first term, Obama also occasionally edited the Creator from the Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," he said, for example, in a Sept. 15, 2010, speech, "that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and...
  • Big Government 2.0

    01/24/2013 7:52:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Bill Clinton isn't often wrong when it comes to politics, but his assertion in his 1996 State of the Union Address that "the era of big government is over" was a bit premature. In light of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address, the era of big government has just begun. The reliably liberal columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post exhibited refreshing honesty when he wrote of Obama's speech, "...it failed to rise to the moment." The president's address was more campaign rhetoric than visionary. He even lowered himself to reference Mitt Romney's inelegant remark about "takers" versus makers. Obama's comment...
  • After 1,460 Letters, Heart-Broken CNN Reporter to Stop Writing President,Lamenting "He Never Called"

    01/24/2013 6:36:03 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/24/13 | Aurelius
    Tom Foreman is a CNN "reporter" who few have heard of. Maybe no one's noticed him because he's been writing letters to President Barack Obama. Often. Every single day, in fact. For four years. That's 1,460 letters... What precisely was in the letters, on top of the sheer number of them, is particularly disturbing. The joy that this exercise gave Foreman at times is all the more unnerving. Mr. Foreman often ended letters asking the President to "call when you can," because he knows he's busy. He told him about "a guy [who] started giving [him] a hard time" in...
  • Barack Obama: Our Orc-in-Chief

    01/24/2013 5:21:02 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 12 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-24-2013 | EDWARD CLINE
    Create a link: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/barack-obama-our-orc-in-chief?f=must_reads And that is what Obama is, at core. Down deep, he knows he is nothing. But in the eyes of his worshipping electorate, he is something. He is a leader. A Messiah. A Führer. The Thirteenth Imam. The Mahdi. The Prophet. The savior of the ages, the man on horseback who comes to save a nation from itself. Because he is nothing, he must work miracles, and turn gold into lead. He must prove that he is something. Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/barack-obama-our-orc-in-chief?f=must_reads#ixzz2It9M2022 Under Creative Commons License: Attribution
  • Now They Tell Us: Obama's Tax Promises Were Bogus

    01/24/2013 4:46:50 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/23/2013 | IBD Staff
    Remember all those mainstream news reports before the election about how President Obama's expansive spending plans would require massive tax hikes on everyone, not just millionaires and billionaires? Neither do we. But somehow after the election, reporters are finally admitting that Obama's budget numbers simply don't add up and that new taxes on the middle class — including a European-style value added tax — are "inevitable."
  • Europe's Wishes Came True

    01/24/2013 4:01:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion. The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek...
  • Obama Cements His Legacy

    01/24/2013 3:49:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Newsweek stopped its print edition at the end of 2012, but they still tried to scandalize the country by producing a fake cover honoring Obama's second inauguration as "The Second Coming." This absurd attempt at myth making is a natural progression. The "cover" story was written by Evan Thomas, who proclaimed on MSNBC a few years ago that Obama was "sort of like God" in being above the gritty political fray. It was just as absurd when Newsweek writer David Frum, the formerly conservative Bush speechwriter, tweeted this piece of media-elite nonsense: "First term Obama: punchee, 2nd term Obama,...
  • That Creaking Noise U Hear is the Walls Closing-in on 'Far-Right', Christians, + other State Enemies

    01/24/2013 2:51:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Here it comes already: apparently stocking up on billions or rounds of ammo (25 shots for each and every Republican), supplying DHS with a panzer division, and purchasing body armor/bulletproof checkpoint booths wasn't enough to make our 'likeable; president feel secure- So besides attempting to snake your guns, Obama is now taking on the military establishment, demoting officers who dare to ask questions -or are unwilling to fire on US citizens- while this dangerous nut attempts to seize control of (and politicize) the Pentagon as thoroughly as he has just about every other federal agency in existence. As was recently revealed, a new military...
  • The rise of Bolshevik America?

    01/24/2013 1:47:42 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 10 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | 23.01.2013 | George Green
    In his recent presidential directives President Obama has added something that most publications have been silent about; forcing doctors, and other health care providers to ask questions regarding gun ownership of patients. Ostensibly this is to 'find crazy people before they do something' but it reeks of the same system of informants the KGB used in an era before people happily posted all their private thoughts on the Internet. Is this truly an effort to keep people safer, or a sign of things to come? Anyone who's read Solzhenitsyn knows how the KGB employed informants and quotas to counter anti-revolutionary...
  • Obama Asks Military Leaders If They Will “Fire On US Citizens” ["Litmus Test"]

    01/24/2013 1:05:36 AM PST · by TXnMA · 76 replies
    1800GunTrader.com ^ | January 22, 2013 10:35 pm | Not Listed (CITES Jim Garrow)
    [Emphasis added...] 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens. Garrow was nominated three years ago for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize and is the founder of The Pink Pagoda Girls, an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls from “gendercide” in China. Garrow has been personally involved in “helping rescue more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death.” He is a public figure, not an anonymous voice...
  • Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party (reaction to inaugural address)

    01/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/13 02:48 PM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” “Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. “And let me just tell you, I do believe that is...
  • Administration "litmus test": will you obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens?

    01/24/2013 12:36:23 AM PST · by Errant · 11 replies
    TruNews ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Rick Wiles
    Rick's guest on today's broadcast, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration's "litmus test" for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens. "I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new "litmus test" in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders." You need to hear this interview folks! Streaming audio linkMP3 file download
  • The Antigun Movement's Bridge Too Far

    01/23/2013 9:55:47 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/13 | William A Levinson
    Overextension is a classic way to snatch catastrophic defeat from the jaws of victory. Examples include Napoleon's invasion of Russia, Hitler's decision to start a war with Russia before he finished his war with Britain, and Operation Market Garden. The latter debacle was the origin of the phrase, "A bridge too far." Overextension is often the result of hubris, the delusion of invincibility as exemplified by Napoleon and Hitler. The enemies of the Bill of Rights have similarly assumed they could exploit the blood of the murder victims to revive an agenda that had been put down hard in 2000,...
  • World View: China Warns Australia Not to Side with America in War

    01/23/2013 9:49:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2013 | John J. Xenakis
    Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu of China's National Defence University has raised the specter of a nuclear war, and warned Australia not to side with America and Japan. Liu is not an official spokesman for China, but his views are approved. Referring to the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, Liu said that China was prepared to fight "to the death": America is the global tiger and Japan is Asia's wolf and both are now madly biting China. Of all the animals, Chinese people hate the wolf the most. If this Japanese wolf again attacks America's Pearl Harbor...
  • The Second Amendment and the consent of the governed

    01/23/2013 9:02:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Desert Dispatch ^ | January 23, 2013 | Richard Reeb
    The current debate over the constitutionally guaranteed “right of the people to keep and bear arms” has shed more heat than light, despite a Supreme Court ruling that individuals, and not simply “well-regulated militias,” possess this right. For both liberals and conservatives have sold this right short. Liberals have been gnashing their teeth over the Court ruling, and are seeking to circumvent it by “regulating” firearms. Thus, President Obama now proposes that certain dangerous-looking rifles be banned and ammunition be strictly controlled. That this proposal has more to do with leftist ideology than public safety is demonstrated by the fact...
  • Let's put facts over emotions in gun control debate (How they'll come for your guns)

    01/23/2013 8:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2013 | Lynn Woolley
    President Barack Obama could never have done this in his first term. If he’d tried to pass a slate of gun control measures such as the ones announced last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would have joined forces with Republicans and gun rights organizations to stop him. But with no election in his future, the president is operating with new “flexibility.” Reid may still try to stop him, but the president has come up with a long list of items that won’t work. We’re dealing with emotion here — and possibly a long-term strategy to — what? If the...
  • Alabama gives in to DHS by Executive Order??

    01/23/2013 8:41:57 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 13 replies
    DHS ^ | 1/23/13 | me
    Anyone know anything about this???? ____________________________________________________ By Executive Order the State of Alabama will be consolidating control of various departments to be headed up by a single DHS controller. My understanding is that the DHS head in each state is on he Fed payroll. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. [link to www.dhs.alabama.gov] the departments by executive order as follows: The Alabama Department of Public Safety The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources The Alabama Department of Homeland Security The Alabama Department of Insurance / State Fire Marshal Additionally a bill...
  • Michelle Obama

    01/23/2013 6:39:52 PM PST · by wolfman23601 · 74 replies
    Please god if I have to hear about Obama's wife style and new haircut I'm literally gonna lose it...comparing her to a Kennedy is absurd...she looks like Arsenio Hall dressed like a transvestite
  • Four More Lost Years of Empty, Clueless Rhetoric

    01/23/2013 6:34:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. If you need any evidence for this prediction, Obama's in-your-face, second inaugural address is Exhibit A. It was a speech tailored to make the hearts of liberal Democrats beat faster, cheering what some in the Washington news media called "Obama unbound." It was a speech that sent an unmistakable message to his party's base that this time around, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy. The gloves are off, these are my issues, and...
  • The Wall St Journal and Fox News are all that remain of legitimate journalism

    01/23/2013 5:04:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-13 | DrJohn
    In May of 2009, Barack Obama made a "joke" at White House Correspondents Dinner. He said about those in attendance: "Most of you covered me (pause)... All of you voted for me." Mildly amusing if it weren't true. Not only do they vote for Obama, they are allied with Obama. They are his public relations people. They protect him. They defend him. In turn, he makes them giddy and tingle. Chrissie Matthews tingles whenever he even thinks of Obama: I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when...
  • White, “Christian” and Treasonous: Who Will They Kill? (Guess who he's talking about?)

    01/23/2013 5:03:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 23, 2013 | Frank Schaeffer
    The battle over gun control has exposed a truth the mainstream media is apparently too shy to mention: A bunch of far right white mostly southern paranoid extremists are preparing for armed revolution and apocalypse. They speak treason: literally. They are preparing to “defend” America from America with arsenals of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition. Their “enemy” is everyone in America not like them. They think the world is ending and/or that the government is out to get them. That doesn’t mean it will happen. But expect violence and assassinations. Their ideology is made up of equal parts racism, evangelical...
  • Lord Monckton: Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Signals End of the Left

    01/23/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by scottfactor · 34 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/23/2013 | Gina Miller
    I admire England’s Lord Christopher Monckton. He has an impressive history that includes careers as a scientist, editor and journalist, political leader, policy advisor and businessman. He is a strong, fearless voice of reason in the face of the tyrannical, freedom-robbing global warmist hoax. So, it was with great interest that I read his latest column at WorldNetDaily. His piece titled, “Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Marks End of the Left,” makes the case that Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his atrocious, lawless behavior in the United States presidency will ultimately discredit the Left and end its political force. He...
  • Dem Congressman: Obama No More Responsible for Benghazi than Bush Was for 9/11

    01/23/2013 3:24:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    At Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing at the House this afternoon, Democratic congressman Eliot Engel said: "Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks"
  • Jarrett: It's Protecting Women From Violence'

    01/23/2013 1:58:28 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/23/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Just a couple minutes ago, presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is personally close to President Barack Obama, tweeted, that "If there's one thing we should all agree on, it's protecting women from violence." Jarrett's tweet comes the same hour Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Obama administration would allow women to serve in combat. The AP reports: Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. The groundbreaking move recommended by...
  • House Republicans Punt on 1st Down – Agrees to Let Administration Borrow Until May 19th

    01/23/2013 12:36:06 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 19 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/23/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    House Republicans surprised Americans by punting on 1st down and agreeing to let the Administration borrow until May 19th. Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) — House Republicans’ bill to temporarily suspend limit on federal borrowing until mid-May may allow Treasury to borrow for months after that, Bloomberg BNA reports, citing analysts. • Bill’s language “would seem to allow the Treasury to replenish all the trust fund balances that have depleted so far this month, which means that all of its ‘extraordinary’ debt ceiling accounting adjustments would reset once this initial legislation was approved,” Wrightson ICAP Chief Economist Lou Crandall said in e-mail...
  • In Defense of Marriage

    01/23/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 8 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 23, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    On Monday, during his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama took time to parallel the gay rights movement with the Civil Rights movement. At the core of this civil rights argument is the need for same-sex marriage equality, according to the Associated Press. “Never before Monday had an inaugural address conveyed support for marriage equality, and activists now hope the Obama administration will take concrete steps to follow up, including escalated engagement in pending Supreme Court cases,” reports the AP on January 23. The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s...
  • Sarah Palin on Roe and Obama

    01/23/2013 9:44:01 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Forty years ago today the Supreme Court rendered its Roe v. Wade decision. Those who believe in the sanctity of human life and long to see America embrace a culture in which innocent life is honored and protected continue to look for a day when humanity is again deemed valuable, where we cherish even those who would be born in “less than ideal circumstances.” Children are our most precious resource and remain the greatest symbol of hope God has given us. This is just one reason why the annual March for Life has been such a powerful aspect of the...
  • Will Congress Investigate Attempt to Derail Bibi?

    01/23/2013 11:05:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 1/23/13 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Dan Senor, American author of Start Up Nation and former adviser to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney, sent out an electrifying message on Israel’s election day, January 22, claiming that two U.S. officials in Israel quietly conceded that President Obama’s statements to Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg were an intentional effort to hurt Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu in the election. If what Senor claims is true, and President Obama was attempting to influence the Israeli election, it is possible that it could become the subject of a congressional investigation. The statements at issue were revealed in an article Goldberg wrote...
  • Mrs (Dr. Jilly) Biden Prepares For Joey's 2016 Run: I HOPE He Gets Nominated

    01/23/2013 10:46:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2013 | MOTUS
    What a busy week–so busy I forgot to go to one of the Sundance movies I scored tickets for! I’m not complaining though. Everyone else around here has been doing their share of sacrificin’ too:     Even Little Bo was pressed into action. He had to  stand on line with the Wons for 36 minutes yesterday before finally being relieved of duty!     (snip)Plus we had to go to church:     …and cry:     Butt you’re probably more interested in Lady M’s frock,by Naeem Khan(also of Indian dinner gown fame).Here it is full Monty and sans...
  • The Overstated Inaugural Address

    01/23/2013 10:22:50 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 01-22-2013 | Artur Davis
    The Overstated Inaugural Address Artur Davis The consensus about Barack Obama’s inaugural address is right. It was the most fulsome presidential defense of liberalism we have heard since 1965, and the most programmatically specific inaugural speech since the 1930s. This was also the rhetoric of a partisan who believes his opponents are losers and fools who won’t have much threat left in them 10 years from now. But before liberals feel too deep a thrill, they should consider the following proposition: Obama’s words will be paired with a second term resume that could be the thinnest since Richard Nixon. Given...
  • The Obama Majority

    01/23/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by frizzled · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-23-13 | Harold Meyerson
    There is an Obama majority in American politics, symbolized by Monday’s throng on the Mall, whose existence is both the consequence of profound changes to our nation’s composition and values and the cause of changes yet to come. That majority, as the president made clear in his remarks, would not exist but for Americans’ struggles to expand our foundational belief in the equality of all men. The drive to expand equality, he said in his speech’s most historically resonant line, “is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall.”...
  • Hail to the Leftist: Obama's Inaugural Speech the Worst In American History (video)

    01/23/2013 9:51:37 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    PJTV ^ | January 21, 2013 | Staff
    Hail to the Leftist: Obama's Inaugural Speech the Worst In American History President Obama delivered a shocking speech at his second inauguration in which he embraced European collectivism and abandoned individual liberty. Hear what the President said, and why Bill Whittle thinks the Obama inaugural ceremony was both bizarre and evil.
  • How Do Snake-Fascinated Obots Think Obama's Towering Greatness Will Be Rated by History?

    01/23/2013 9:44:10 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Try 'better than George Washington' for  'for bringing America out of debt...' Yeah, you gotta think BIG when you're talking about a President so frickin pluperfect that the American form of government -which allows an opposition to exist- simply isn't worthy, serving precious little purpose anymore but preventing us from reaching prog nirvana. That kind of 'thinking' is the basis for those who feel Obama's WAY too soft on the Republicans and should probably just go-ahead and lock 'em all up- then shred the Constitution right now and rewrite it himself.  Oh, and btw, anybody who doesn't want to pay 55% income tax...
  • Obama's 'Untouchables:' How The Most Powerful Wall Street Execs Escaped Prosecution

    01/23/2013 8:50:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/23/2013 | Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian
    PBS' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world are still suffering. What this program particularly demonstrated was that the Obama justice department, in particular the Chief of its Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer, never even tried to hold the high-level criminals accountable. What Obama justice officials did instead is exactly...
  • Menendez leads hearing questioning Clinton on Benghazi

    01/23/2013 7:08:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    www.philly.com ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:10 AM | Jonathan Tamari
    ... The hearing room is packed with observers and news agencies from the United States and abroad. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, also a Democrat, also sits on the committee. Four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the attacks. Republicans have strongly questioned the Obama administration’s response, particularly comments from U.N. ambassador Susan Rice that at one point attributed the attacks to a spontaneous demonstration. Menendez praised Clinton’s candor and cooperation in his opening statement, shortly after 9 a.m. Speaking of those killed, he said, “We honor their service to our nation and we grieve with their families, but...
  • BenghaziGate: Lies, Murder, Treason & Heroes

    01/23/2013 7:04:07 AM PST · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan. 23, 1013 | Rob Cunningham
    Never has one live television event held the potential to enrage a nation, destroy a sitting president, disqualify an aspiring President and delegitimize a malignant, corrupted media industry than the testimony of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before Congress, today. Prior to this public hearing, Good Morning America will have spent more time interviewing Honey Boo-Boo during one show, than all network news stations, combined (excluding Fox News) have spent discussing the details surrounding the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. The last murder of a U.S. Ambassador occurred in...
  • Obama's Purpose Driven Life

    01/23/2013 6:16:44 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    The objective of Obama's - Laser Focused - Purpose Driven Life: (Video)
  • Jarrett: Obama Isn't Going to Debate Government's Role, 'Progress Is Compelled by Action Right Now'

    01/23/2013 5:57:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    And Obama's advisor (Jarrett) went on to compare the current president with Abraham Lincoln. "I think you can't compare the Civil War to what we're going through," she said. "But we've been through a really tough time in our country. And seeing how Lincoln had to work so hard just to make the progress that he did, how he never gave up, and how resilient he was, and [how] he tried a whole range of different strategies. And I think obviously that resonated with the president. And so it kind of reaffirmed what he already knew, which is you have...
  • Obama's Lofty Inaugural Ideals Run Into Reality

    01/23/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | January 23,2013 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term.
  • Keystone Pipeline Back In Obama's Court

    01/23/2013 4:41:01 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/23/13 | LD Jackson
    How long has it been since we heard anything about the Keystone Pipeline? It's been months since it was in the news, with President Obama declining to approve the original route, due to environmental concerns (is there any other reason?) and saying more study needed to be done on the alternate routes that had been proposed. All of those excuses ended yesterday with the final approval of Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman for the new route. Governor Heineman has even sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking them to expedite their approval of the Keystone...
  • Obama Promises To Fix Inequality After Making It Worse

    01/23/2013 4:13:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/22/2013 | John Merline
    A centerpiece of President Obama's second inaugural address was a call for greater economic equality, with the president saying that "our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." But that's precisely what's happened over the past four years, as Obama's economic policies left the majority of Americans falling behind while the wealthy few got further ahead. Evidence of this is everywhere you look.
  • Republicans are Scared to Death of Obama Because He Wins by Demonizing Opponents

    01/22/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, and this is yesterday on the Today show. They're on there with Matt Lauer and they are celebrating. They're celebrating because they think the Republicans have given up, and they're right. Everybody's giving up. My impression is that everybody is giving up and they're waiting for events that nobody can predict to maybe change the direction that we're headed; events that nobody can predict that will stop Obama in his tracks; events that'll happen that will wake people up. The sense I get is that there's no point...
  • One Solution to the Gun Problem: Enforce the Whole Second Amendment (Guess where he's going...)

    01/23/2013 1:25:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AOL Daily Finance ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bruce Watson
    The one thing that President Obama and the National Rifle Association seem to agree on is that the U.S. needs to develop a more effective firearms policy. Over the past month, both sides have offered suggestions: Obama has proposed a four-part plan to ban assault weapons, protect schools, implement background checks, and screen out mentally ill potential gun purchasers. As for the NRA, spokesman Wayne LaPierre proposed the "National Model School Shield Program," a plan to train teachers in the use of firearms and enlist volunteers to patrol school grounds. Both proposals have severe shortcomings: Obama's assumes the passage of...