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  • Still the WORST Economic Recovery Since 1882!

    01/31/2013 8:56:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jobless claims rise, consumer confidence down. Worst economic recovery since 1882. See chartsat link!
  • It's Good To Know That Dick Durbin & Dems Know That Criminals Won't Buy Guns In Back Alleys. /s

    01/31/2013 7:08:35 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    1/31/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Dick Durbin told the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre that background checks WILL deter criminlas from buying guns (apparently at places where background checks are conducted). And so it is good to know that Democrats are going to have background checks set up in "back alleys." /s Dems will also set up "Gun Free Zone" signs all across America in back alleys and the like, so that when criminals see these signs it will deter them from selling hot guns/stolen guns in those "back alleys." /s BTW, why is Sen. Feinstein using a Straw Man argument when she brings up malls...
  • The Tyranny Before Us

    01/31/2013 6:49:42 AM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | January 30, 2013 | Dave Bronson
    At a recent dinner party I had the opportunity to ask an elderly acquaintance a question I thought she was uniquely qualified to answer. You see, she grew up in Germany in the 1930’s just as Adolph Hitler came to power. She was injured during the Allied bombing of her home and then married an American soldier whereupon she settled in America. I asked her, “Katherine, do you see any similarities between Hitler’s Germany in the 1930’s and America today?” My question prompted a swift, if not indelicate, kick under the table from the hostess, a dear friend. Fortunately, Katherine...
  • Obama: Contracting economy GOP's fault

    01/31/2013 6:47:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | Rick Moran
    Be honest, now. Did you really expect Obama to take responsibility for anything? From The Hill: _____________________________ White House press secretary Jay Carney laid the blame for a surprise economic contraction squarely at the feet of congressional Republicans Wednesday, saying economic threats during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations had prevented important defense spending. "Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that's Republicans in Congress," Carney said. The Commerce Department projected Wednesday that the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. Carney said that was partially attributable to the threat of sequestration, which...
  • Obama's 'Evil Empire' Speech ( If he is the Reagan of the left, what is the 'evil empire'? )

    01/31/2013 6:42:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    If President Obama is truly the "Reagan of the Left," then it's only fair to ask: What does Obama consider "evil" and an "evil empire?" After all, since Obama's second inaugural address, commentators both left and right have been busily comparing Obama to Reagan. The Daily Beast: "[Obama] wants to do for liberalism...what Ronald Reagan did for conservatism." E.J. Dionne: "Obama's role model is Ronald Reagan[.]" Charles Krauthammer: "[Obama's] second inaugural address... is his self-proclamation as the Reagan of the Left." Besides noting the stark ideological differences of each president, most pundits agreed that Obama shares with Reagan not just...
  • As GDP Falls, President Obama Runs Out of Excuses

    01/31/2013 6:40:18 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/30/2013 | IBD Staff
    Obamanomics: The economy shrank last quarter, the deficit topped $1 trillion last year, U.S. debt shot up $5 trillion in the past four, and joblessness is at 7.8%. Boy, President Obama sure inherited an economic mess, didn't he? According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the economy "unexpectedly" declined 0.1% in last three months of 2012, the first decline since early 2009. The Obama administration, naturally, tried to look for scapegoats, this time settling on Hurricane Sandy and Republican-induced uncertainty over the "fiscal cliff" outcome. But if that were the case, why was the administration running around late last year...
  • Syria, Iran Threaten Retaliation Against Israel

    01/31/2013 6:31:06 AM PST · by Fennie · 9 replies
    CBC News ^ | January 31, 2013 | The Associated Press
    Syria and Iran have threatened to retaliate for an Israeli air raid near the capital Damascus. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said Damascus has "the option and the surprise to retaliate." He said he cannot predict when the retaliation will be, saying it is up to relevant authorities to prepare for it. In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
  • Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines.

    01/31/2013 6:08:17 AM PST · by selfdefense · 46 replies
    This week's warm Washington temperatures had some thinking about rolling the Lawn-Boy out of the garage for the first cut of the year. And we all know what that means: Difficult starts due to E10 gas that gels when it sits. Now, according to a new study, cars and truck may face the same fate thanks to President Obama's demand for a higher ethanol in the new E15 gas.
  • So Now It’s Sexist for Wanting Women to Own A Gun…Even

    01/31/2013 5:53:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Red State.com ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | tomjeffersonsghost
    RS MEMBER DIARY So Now It’s Sexist for Wanting Women to Own A Gun…Even If It’s A Woman Advocating For Women To Own A Gun Alex Wagner, Though Pretty, and Sincere in Her Liberalism, Is Headcrushingly Ignorant By: tomjeffersonsghost (Diary) | January 30th, 2013 at Alex Wagner on tweeted that Gail Trotter’s testimony during the hearing on gun violence was sexist, no breathtakingly sexist because of her advocating for women to own guns. At which time, upon my reading the tweet, I had to un-follow her. It was difficult I must admit because she’s on my top twenty most attractive...
  • Obama: I’m Not A king, I Can’t Just Ignore Immigration Laws

    01/31/2013 5:29:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | January 31,2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Although President Obama was willing to order the federal government to stop deporting young ‘DREAMer’ illegal immigrants last summer, he signaled in an interview with Latino network Telemundo that he couldn’t allow all illegal immigrants to stay. Host Jose Diaz-Balart fairly asked him why he couldn’t extend the same benefits to illegal immigrants already in America.
  • The States and Sheriffs as Bastions against Lawless Obama

    01/31/2013 4:59:28 AM PST · by scottfactor · 6 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/31/2013 | Gina Miller
    On Tuesday evening, Dr. Laurie Roth invited me to be a guest on her nationally syndicated radio program, The Roth Show. In the hour I was on with her, we discussed, among other things, my column from Tuesday, “Can They Be Stopped?” My conclusion in the piece was that it will be nearly impossible to stop this lawless president and his criminal administration, since Congress and the courts are either fellow-traveling commies or scared, shrinking violets. My thinking in the column was The People versus the diabolical Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his communist cohorts in the...
  • Does Obama Shoot Skeet or Is He Lying? (Poll to FReep)

    01/31/2013 4:44:37 AM PST · by Bon mots · 20 replies
    Sodahead ^ | January 31, 2013 | Sodahead
    President Obama claimed to go skeet shooting all the time. Do you think he is telling the truth, or deliberately lying to gain points in a debate? VOTE HERE!
  • Pakistani Schools Getting Further Infusion of U.S. Funds

    01/31/2013 4:30:22 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 6 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Pakistan’s most urbanized province lacks the “political commitment” and resources to properly educate its people, so the Obama Administration is stepping in to offer a little of both. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the five-year Community Mobilization Project (CMP) which will deploy contractors to advise officials and communities in Pakistan’s Sindh Province. CMP represents one component of the broader U.S. –funded Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), for which the White House last year pledged to infuse about $86 million toward improving targeted Pakistani educational systems.
  • Obama's Thunderdome Strategy - The president's goal is to make Republican ideas intolerable.

    01/30/2013 10:35:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Few are the men and women in American public life who haven't heard Mr. Dooley's famous aphorism: "Politics ain't beanbag." John Boehner, currently serving out his community service as speaker of the House, appears to have been meditating on Mr. Dooley's cautionary wisdom. At the Ripon Society last week he said the Obama administration was trying "to annihilate the Republican Party." Better late than never, Speaker Boehner now sees that Barack Obama's notion of political competition is Mad Max inside the Thunderdome: "Two men enter, one man leaves." Last week during the president's second inaugural address, if one can employ...
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Obama’s Total War Against the GOP

    01/30/2013 12:53:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Brian and Garrett Fahy
    The 2012 presidential campaign is over, but not for President Obama. The community organizer turned Senator turned president, who ran on hope and change in 2008 and its antipode character assassination in 2012, has no intention of putting politics behind him. Rather, he is seeking to wage a total war against the Republicans for their political immiseration. Total war is a two-pronged approach to battle: first, mobilizing the entire population for the war effort; and second, targeting the entire enemy population, not just its military. Examples from World War Two include German submarine attacks on merchant ships and passenger ships,...
  • Hillary Clinton Rescued By Iranians from Near Fatal Plane Crash

    01/30/2013 8:09:07 PM PST · by Golfinsocal · 73 replies
    Stuart Wilde ^ | December 30th, 2012 | Stuart Wilde
    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd left] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
  • MSNBC ‘essentially’ ran ‘a voter suppression campaign’ against GOP during 2012 presidential election

    01/30/2013 7:33:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    By tarring conservatives as racist during the 2012 presidential campaign, MSNBC “essentially” mounted “a voter suppression campaign,” says the author of a new book on media bias. “Some of the quotes I have in ‘Spin Masters’– you might remember them if you watch a lot of MSNBC — still make me cringe,” David Freddoso, author of the recently released book “Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama,” told The Daily Caller. “For example, Chris Matthews asserting that conservatives were giving Romney a long leash (ideologically speaking) because they are racists, I mean, come...
  • Non-Profit Organizing for Action Displays Obama Campaign Logo in Immigration Email

    01/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/30/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Organizing for Action, the non-profit iteration of Barack Obama´s campaign organization, decorated its first big email blast with the well-known campaign logo of Obama for America. Jim Messina, the chairman of Organizing for Action, purportedly authored the email sent Tuesday, featuring the subject line "I need to know: Are you ready to get this done?" Messina was referring to the President´s new immigration legislation proposals, which he promoted at a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. The language of the email is similar to emails sent by Obama for America during the 2012 presidential campaign:
  • As The Reichstag Burns

    01/30/2013 6:44:52 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 61 replies
    My utter disdain for Fuhrer Obama and his plots | 1/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In today's episode of "As The Reichstag Burns", let's talk about Dianne Frankenfeinstein's (H/T Mark Levin) attempt to ban "assault weapons". (Just so you know, "assault weapons" are vewy, vewy scawy guns that make homosexual agenda-pushing commie libtards poop themselves. No gun aficionado I know of has ever used the term.) Before we get started, a little housekeeping is in order. I know there are some out there who are in the "It Will Never Get Through The House" camp. To those dunderheads, I say this: The current Republican't (no typo) party has just raised raised taxes and is now...
  • Morgan: NRA aims to arm every last one of us

    01/30/2013 5:33:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Earl Morgan
    You've heard of the security state, in reference to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security efforts to keep us safe and keep watch on threats from abroad; and the welfare state, the national apparatus designed to provide health care and sustenance to those in need. Well, some among us are proposing the pistol-packing state, which would arm virtually everyone with a weapon to be whipped out to shoot the bad guys whenever and wherever they're encountered. At least that's what Wayne LaPierre, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association, and his ilk seem to be recommending as a way of...
  • Boeing Battery Fires Highlight Folly of Obama's Electric Car Push

    01/30/2013 4:45:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Editorial
    Industrial policy: After lithium-ion batteries caught fire on Boeing's new Dreamliner, stories popped up about how dangerous they are. Turns out they're the same kind of batteries President Obama is forcing into U.S. cars. This month, a Boeing 787 battery caught fire while the plane was sitting at Logan Airport in Boston. Another 787 was forced to land while flying over Japan, forcing Boeing to ground its fleet of state-of-the-art 787s. In the wake of these events, the press suddenly took notice of the risks posed by lithium-ion batteries. USA Today complained that the FAA should have been more cautious...
  • Chicago girl who attended Obama inauguration events is shot dead

    01/30/2013 4:31:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    A 15-year-old Chicago girl who reportedly performed with her school’s marching band at several events for President Obama’s inauguration last week was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The girl, whom local reports identified as Hadiya Pendleton, died when a gunman opened fire on her and about a dozen other teenagers while they were hanging out at a park in Chicago, according to Chicago Police officer Jose Estrada. For Obama, the shooting hits home at a time when he is pushing Congress to enact stricter gun laws that he says would curb not only mass shootings but also...
  • Minn. gun sales, prices soar in wake of CT shooting (with video)

    01/30/2013 3:21:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Fear of the unknown about what could happen with gun laws is driving people to gun shops nationwide. "It's just been crazy, absolutely crazy. If I had to guess I'd say between five and ten times the business some days," Frontiersman Gun Shop owner Kory Krause said Tuesday night. .... Krause says anytime shootings like that happen people come to his shop in droves. "In the last 30 days we did, we sold well over 1,000 guns," Krause said.
  • Teen girl who performed at president's inaugural events fatally shot on Chicago's South Side.

    01/30/2013 3:05:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/2013 | Yahoo News
    CHICAGO - The godfather of a 15-year-old girl who was killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people in Chicago says she was a terrific student who had dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer. Damon Stewart says Hadiya Pendleton had been so excited about a trip to Washington, D.C., where she performed as a majorette at some of President Barack Obama's inauguration events.
  • Obama's power grab on gun control

    With all this talk out there about gun control, it's hard to know who actually has power. This video with David Rivkin does a good job breaking down what Obama can ACTUALLY do. Maybe Obama will finally realize he needs to keep his hands off our guns and let Congress keep the second amendment alive.
  • UK gives ÂŁ19million aid to South Africa - its president spends ÂŁ17.5million on his palace

    01/30/2013 2:05:40 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 1 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-24-2012 | Barbara Jones
    It is a nation racked by poverty, where 13 million people survive on less than £1 a day, and two million have no access to a toilet. Yet as his people struggle in squalor, South African president Jacob Zuma has sparked outrage by spending £17.5 million to upgrade his rural family home.
  • Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

    01/30/2013 7:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Medved
    The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years. How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms crime? And...
  • Feds accused of fomenting 'blood in our streets'

    01/30/2013 11:42:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | January 29, 2013 | Taylor Rose
    'God, Guns and Constitution' leader fears 'civil unrest' coming WASHINGTON – The highest levels of the U.S. government are fomenting “civil unrest” that soon could leave “blood in our streets,” a key Christian pastor said Tuesday at a pro-Second Amendment rally in Washington. Rev. William Owens Jr., director of community outreach for the Coalition of African-American Pastors and leader of God, Guns & the Constitution, said America has in many ways has passed the point of no return and its citizens will have to be “chastised” before they awaken to the reality of their situation. His goal now is “strengthening...
  • MILLER: The cop-killer bullet myth - Politicians go after ammunition as a sneaky way to get your gun

    01/30/2013 1:20:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>Give the administration credit for its creativity. The theatrical show President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are putting on in their effort to foist gun control on the public disguises a more subtle push to disarm America in the name of protecting cops. On Monday, Mr. Obama invited police chiefs from towns that have had mass shootings to the White House for a discussion on firearms and, more importantly, a photo opportunity.</p>
  • President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high (From Washington Post)

    01/30/2013 12:09:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Scott Clement and Aaron Blake
    President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par...
  • NLRB Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional

    01/30/2013 11:04:40 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board last January were invalid. The decision effectively nullifies every action taken by the NLRB over the last year. The Obama Administration is expected to appeal the Court’s decision, alleging that “the pro forma sessions convened by the Senate to avoid being in a ‘recess status’ were a sham aimed at denying the President the opportunity to make valid recess appointments as provided for in the Constitution.” The fact that the Senate is controlled by the...
  • Obama's Keynesian Economy Failure!!!

    01/30/2013 9:50:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-30-2013 | MOTUS
    News Alert: Economy Shrinks in the Fourth Quarter, 2012 – unexpectedly, of course. Big Guy, Te’oing the Recovery What? I thought we would be in the middle of a massive Keynesian recovery by now; that’s what swept Big Guy to reelection, right? I guess the the economy in retrograde is good news for Senator Mary “I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News”  Landrieu, however. Although it looks like we may have a bigger problem than Fox News, this latest economic report...
  • A Less Obvious Reason Why GOP Should Cave on Obama’s Immigration Plan: It’s Conservative

    01/30/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 January 2013 | Ron Fournier
    For all the talk about President Obama’s liberalism, his immigration agenda is the last thing you might expect: conservative. His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism. First, in a Las Vegas address that included the words “economy” or “economic” 10 times, Obama argued that immigration fuels corporate innovation. “It keeps our workforce young. It keeps our country on the cutting edge,” he said. “And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world...
  • White House blames ‘fiscal cliff’ fight, Sandy for GDP decline

    01/30/2013 8:05:45 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dave Boyer
    The White House on Wednesday blamed a surprising economic decline in the fourth quarter of 2012 on the uncertainty of the ‘fiscal cliff’ feud with Congress and the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Alan Krueger, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the first contraction of the GDP in 3˝ years was partly because “federal defense spending declined precipitously, likely due to uncertainty stemming from the sequester” — deep automatic defense and non-defense spending cuts that were narrowly avoided at the end of last year. He also said Sandy, which struck the East Coast in late October, “disrupted economic...
  • 10:00 AM ET – WATCH LIVE Senate Judiciary hearing on gun violence

    01/30/2013 7:10:25 AM PST · by blueyon · 125 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/30/2013 | The Right Scoop
    According to CNN, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre will testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on America’s gun violence crisis. You can watch it below. It begins at 10:00 AM ET.
  • No 'Playing Gotcha' With Obama

    01/30/2013 5:57:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Did you see that hard-hitting report on "60 Minutes" Sunday, the one that charged that one of our nation's most famous leaders and role models is a shameless liar, a ruthless intimidator and even "incinerator" of enemies, a man who operates like the Mafia? No, that wasn't the interview with Barack Obama alongside Hillary Clinton. It was an interview later in the same show about the drug-enhanced bicyclist Lance Armstrong. That's CBS News for you -- a guy who pedals a bike through France is hammered as if he is the most powerful man in the world, while the most...
  • Exclusive: U.S. bishops say they’re willing to ‘go to jail’ over HHS mandate

    01/30/2013 5:26:02 AM PST · by NYer · 113 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 29, 2013 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Archbishop-elect Alexander Sample speaks with John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews' editor-in-chief WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the Obama administration and the U.S. Bishops remain locked in battle over the HHS mandate, the question on the minds of many observers is: what lengths are the bishops willing to go to to oppose the mandate? The prelates LifeSiteNews spoke to after the Vigil Mass for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24th indicated that they intend to do everything they can to oppose the mandate, including risking imprisonment if necessary. "I would be willing to go to jail in defense of religious...
  • Obama Uses Failing High School as Backdrop for Immigration Speech (Very Appropriate, eh?)

    01/30/2013 5:21:12 AM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/30/13 | b shapiro
    President Obama, looking for a high school with a majority Hispanic population to use as a backdrop for his demagogic speech on immigration reform, settled on Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the same children to whom Obama spoke of opportunity are deprived of it at Del Sol, which dramatically underachieves academically. According to Del Sol’s 2010-2011 School Accountability Summary Report, 54% of Hispanic students attending Del Sol were “non-proficient” in math. The school lags behind both the statewide standards and the standards of the school district on reading, writing, and mathematics; just 27% of the school...
  • Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    01/30/2013 4:10:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason. "Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy....
  • Only Rebellion Can Save America

    01/27/2013 4:18:28 PM PST · by Codetrader · 187 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Lawrence Sellin
    Only Rebellion Can Save America The US federal government has strayed so far from the Constitution and the rule of law that it can now be considered rogue and illegitimate. Written by Lawrence Sellin The thoroughly irresponsible rate of government spending projected over the next twenty-five years will drive federal debt to unsustainable levels. The country is heading for a financial meltdown and economic ruin. The Republican Party is inept and impotent and cannot provide the necessary political opposition to the crimes and unconstitutional policies of the Obama regime or stand against the rampant voter fraud which is now polluting...
  • The ONLY Question About Immigration Reform That Matters...

    01/30/2013 2:21:25 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham
    There is one question, and only one question, that you should ask President Obama or U.S. Sen. John McCain about their amnesty — sorry, their “pathway to citizenship” — immigration reform proposals: If every illegal immigrant were granted instant citizenship this Monday, what would happen to the illegal immigrant who slips across the border on Tuesday? We all know the answer already: Nothing. Everything you’re hearing in both Obama and Senate proposals about “heightened border security” and “unmanned drones” is three-card-Monte stuff. Obama, who helped kill an immigration reform deal in 2007 authored by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, isn’t interested...
  • HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CALLS BENGHAZI REPORT 'INCOMPLETE'

    01/30/2013 2:18:33 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.Breitbart.com ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Kerry Picket
    ... According to a press release, three Congressional leaders sent a letter on Monday night to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking documents related to the Dept. of State's Accountability Review Board (ARB) report on the failures that led to the attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. "Unfortunately, the ARB did not address some important questions about the attacks in Benghazi, which we believe may contain crucial lessons learned for other U.S. facilities abroad to follow,”the letter states, citingthe board’s failure to interview the Secretary and key deputies, a lack...
  • How President Obama Lost His Shirt to John Boehner

    01/29/2013 8:52:31 PM PST · by TheRhinelander · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/29/2013 | Ralph Benko
    The House, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, has precipitated a postponement in the debt ceiling fight until May. This represents a strategic choice by Boehner to make the Sequester fight, not the debt ceiling fight, the next major engagement. Much of the mainstream media now is accusing Congress of “kicking the can down the road.” They are missing the strategic implications. In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans...
  • Obama Job Approval Rating Lower than Nixon´s

    01/29/2013 9:02:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    According to Gallup, President Obama is tied with George W. Bush for most unpopular re-elected president since Gallup began measuring presidential job-approval in 1945. In fact, Gallup found that apart from Bush, "every president...has had a higher job-approval rating in the January following his reelection than Obama has." Obama´s approval rating is at 52. Think about it this way--following reelection, President Reagan´s approval numbers beat Obama´s by 11 points, President Eisenhower´s beat Obama´s by 21, and a much-derided Republican President named Richard Nixon
  • Obama: Unless you were a Native American, you came from someplace else

    01/29/2013 8:39:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/13 | Charlie Spiering
    This afternoon in Las Vegas, President Obama reminded most American citizens that they were descended from immigrants themselves. Obama warned that the issue was an emotional one, but that it was important for Americans to not view it as “us versus them.” “It’s really important to remember our history,” Obama continued. “Unless you were one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else, somebody brought you,” he said
  • Sessions: Obama Immigration Enforcement Chief Must Resign

    01/29/2013 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton. “Last year, I joined with my colleagues at a press conference with the top representatives of the nation’s rank-and-file immigration law enforcement officers,” Sessions said on Tuesday. “The president with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office and the Border Patrol. Those associations or unions elected to serve as the voice of their fellow officers gave a chilling report at that press conference right over in the Senate building with several other senators. They gave a chilling report about the administration’s systemic...
  • Obama approves $155 million more in aid to Syrian people

    01/29/2013 6:08:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/13
    **SNIP** The president says that he is "under no illusions" about the situation in Syria, where government forces and rebel groups have clashed for two years. But he says Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime continues to weaken and will eventually come to an end.
  • Barack Obama finally embraces Supply Side Economics – but adds just a wee hint of redistribution

    01/29/2013 5:24:35 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-29-13 | Vince
    Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that said that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 63.6%, the lowest rate since Jimmy Carter was in office. Essentially that means that of the population of 16 year and older, 37.4% of them decided not to work or not to seek work. That’s 88.8 million people! To put that in perspective, when George Bush took office the LFPR was 67.2% and eight years later it was 1.5% lower at 65.7%. It has dropped 2.1% in Barack Obama’s first four years, the most precipitous drop in workforce participation...
  • NAACP president: Black people worse off under Obama

    01/29/2013 4:30:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    washington times ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans “are doing far worse” than when President Obama first took office. “The country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on “Meet the Press.” “White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.”