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  • Jeff Gordon Regrets Firing of Pit Crew

    02/02/2013 3:18:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Raleigh NC:  Jeff Gordon announced a couple weeks back that he was firing his entire pit crew. The big surprise came in the wake of President Obama's general NASCAR outreach, in particular a federal scheme to employ disadvantaged inner-city youth. What sealed the deal was a recent study that showed how unemployed youths from Harlem were able to remove a set of wheels in less than 6 seconds -and without proper equipment- whereas Gordon's existing crew could only do it in 8 seconds, and this with thousands of dollars’ worth of the latest high-tech power tools.  Initially thought to be...
  • Fact Check—CNN's Blitzer: Sheriffs Can't Defy Executive Orders

    02/01/2013 11:53:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 1, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Discussing gun control, CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday told a Utah sheriff that if Barack Obama issues an executive order, that order is the law and the sheriff must obey. However, jurisprudence on this topic reveals exactly the opposite. As the head of the executive branch of the federal government, a president can issue executive orders only to employees of the federal government—and only regarding implementing federal laws or programs. A governor can likewise issue executive orders to employees of his state government regarding the laws or programs of that state. Every sheriff is a county officer, elected by the...
  • Letter: See the results of tyranny

    02/01/2013 8:02:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jack M. McMillin
    Turk Pierce (Jan. 28) says that "guns do kill people" and that fewer guns equals fewer deaths." Since Mr. Pierce is playing the numbers game, let us continue down that road. The following is a list of countries that initiated gun control and confiscation: Turkey, Soviet Union, Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda and Cambodia; and the result -- 55, million citizens murdered. Not on a street corner by a thug, or in a parking lot by a gang member, but by their very own government. Mr. Pierce should do a little more research as to what our founding fathers were concerned...
  • Matthews on McCain's grilling of Hagel: I think he might have been having a Vietnam flashback

    02/01/2013 7:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You’re better off reading the transcript at Newsbusters than watching the clip, which, for some reason, excludes two of Matthews’s references to “flashbacks.” Halfway through it, I thought he was using “flashback” and “nightmare” as some sort of extremely ill-advised metaphor for what McCain was feeling yesterday while interrogating Hagel. Tasteless, yes, but just a metaphor. Quote: A resentment not against the North Vietnamese who imprisoned and toured him all those years, not against George W. Bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain McCain’s reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied...
  • Chris Christie Still Loves President Obama [barf alert]

    02/01/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 31, 2013 | Ruby Cramer
    Gov. Chris Christie paid tribute Thursday night to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his help in successfully passing the Hurricane Sandy aid bill in January, and continuing the unlikely public alliance between the Republican and Democrat.
  • 2nd Oval Office Readied In White House Rehab Project

    02/01/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    http://realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 1,2013 | Alexis Simendinger
    In preparation for a major, two-year renovation of the West Wing, the government is undertaking extensive work to complete a new executive office for President Obama at the south end of the adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building, RCP has learned.
  • Not Peace, But a Sword [advice to "Bad Republicans"]

    02/01/2013 4:39:20 PM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | February 1, 2013 | Peter J. Leithart
    President Obama is convinced that liberals have won the culture war, and he aims to leverage that victory to force a transformation of the Republican party. In a New Republic interview published earlier this week, he noted that attitudes are changing “in the country as a whole around LGBT issues and same-sex marriage” and that this poses a challenge to Republicans. Some Republicans will “embrace” the change, but “there’s a big chunk of their constituency that is going to be deeply opposed to that.” Unity is the president’s preferred weapon to divide and conquer. As he stated in his inaugural...
  • Report: Secret Service director to resign today

    02/01/2013 2:20:22 PM PST · by illiac · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | Kristen Walker
    NBC News’ Kristen Welker reported via Twitter Friday afternoon that “Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will announce his resignation today according to multiple sources.” Sullivan has overseen the Secret Service since 2006 and was its director during the agency’s high-profile prostitution scandal last year. 12 Secret Service agents and several other military personnel were allegedly involved with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia in April 2012. Those agents were sent there to set up advance security ahead of a visit by President Obama.
  • Majority Says the Federal Government Threatens Their Personal Rights

    02/01/2013 2:18:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    As Barack Obama begins his second term in office, trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high. And for the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Jan. 9-13 among 1,502 adults, finds that 53% think that the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms while 43% disagree. In March 2010, opinions were divided over whether the government represented a threat to...
  • Levin: Federal Court Rules Obama Appointments Unconstitutional But Is Ignored

    02/01/2013 1:59:30 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 21 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 02/01/13 | Daniel Noe - Mark Levin
    WASHINGTON – President Obama violated the Constitution whe n he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board. http://www.westernjournalism.com/court-rules-obama-appointments-are-unconstitutional/
  • Liberal Media spins Obama's Yucky economy as unemployment rises, recession looms

    02/01/2013 1:37:45 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 2 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    In the brave new world of Barack Obama, the media breathlessly report all of the economic data with a positive spin. On Friday, as the unemployment rate increased for the second straight month, the liberal media was telling us this was good news. Is a higher unemployment rate of 7.9 percent really good news? According to the Associated Press, it was an “upbeat” report. Yet, this unemployment figure is high by historical standards and is higher than the rate at the start of the Obama administration.
  • Newsweek Trolls The Nation: Hillary Clinton ‘Most Powerful Woman In American History’

    02/01/2013 1:30:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 1, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Continuing their less-than-estimable tradition of publishing cover stories based on premises that range from the debatable to downright laughable, the onetime print magazine Newsweek trolled the nation again on Friday when they declared Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “the most powerful woman in American history.” The argument Newsweek makes when declaring Clinton the “most powerful woman” in America’s 225 plus years of existence rests primarily on her sky-high popularity and her decades of service in government. Though Clinton is popular, the author, Michael Tomasky, notes that “Not everyone is in on this love-fest.” [E]ven the seething hatred has, over...
  • Obama Administration: We Will Still Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith

    02/01/2013 1:09:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 1, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday set the stage for a massive showdown between the federal government of the United States and American Christians who believe the government has no right to force them to act against their faith by mandating that they buy, provide or facilitate health-care coverage that includes sterilizations, contraception, or abortion-inducing drugs. HHS released a new proposed regulation under the Obamacare law that the department presented as an accommodation to religious “organizations” that object to providing sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans. However, the proposal does not...
  • Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

    02/01/2013 12:39:57 PM PST · by illiac · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | 2/1/13 | Rachel Zoll and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Religious nonprofits and secular for-profit businesses have filed more than 40 lawsuits, claiming the mandate violates their religious beliefs. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed a work-around for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control. The government's new regulation attempts to create a barrier between religious groups and contraception coverage, through insurers or a third party, that would still give women free access to contraception. It wasn't immediately clear whether religious leaders would accept the new approach, or whether it would stem the tide of lawsuits by Roman Catholic charities and other faith-affiliated...
  • Harriet Hagel - We thought Chuck Hagel was wrong. Now we know he’s unqualified, too.

    02/01/2013 11:47:33 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 1, 2013 | Daniel Foster
    ‘Shaky.” “Struggling.” “Awkward.” “Not impressed.” “Unresponsive and bumbling.” “Disaster.” These are some of the words used by observers left, right, and middle to describe Chuck Hagel’s appearance before the United States Senate yesterday.They might be underselling it. Hagel attempted to contextualize his comments about the intimidating “Jewish lobby” by noting that that was only time he used those words “on the record.” Later, in response to a challenge from Senator Graham to name one person or one “dumb” government policy negatively influenced by Jewish intimidation, Hagel drew a blank. When asked if he stood by an Al Jazeera interview...
  • 1980 BBC "Brave New World", the "king" Alpha male bears a strong resemblance to Obama,

    02/01/2013 11:06:49 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/1/13
    A long three hour 1980 BBC movie with cheesy production values, but at around the 4 minute 50 second mark we are introduced to the king Alpha male character, and the resemblance to Obama is uncanny, especially with the speech patterns.
  • Why are Barack Obama and Jimmy Buffett teaching kids to shoot other kids?

    02/01/2013 10:14:11 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-13 | DrJohn
    Arizona, 2007: A child is suspended for drawing images of a gun: MESA, Ariz. — Parents of a Florence student suspended for sketching a gun during class say his punishment is an overreaction by school officials. The eighth-grader at Florence's Walker Butte K-8 school was suspended for three days on Aug. 24 for drawing images of a gun. Stephanie Vardarkis said her son, Joshua, had drawn the images on index cards, sort of like a cartoon that included a stick figure holding a gun. In one image, the boy included the name of the school resource officer. Rather than it...
  • Obama's Secretaries Get Paid OJT!

    02/01/2013 10:13:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-1-2013 | MOTUS
    We’re introducing a bill today to provide funding for a new on-the-job-training (OJT) program for all new Cabinet members.   “If Confirmed, I intend to learn about the Defense Department.” BO is a big proponent of the earn-while-you-learn approach to education, having benefited from the approach himself. For example, when he decided to become a community organizer instead of getting a real job, even though he had a Bachelors Degree (somewhere) in something from Columbia, he was tutored by the best.   Then, after he went back to school and collected a law degree from Harvard, he decided to become...
  • ICE agents union to AFL-CIO president Trumka: ‘You don’t speak for us’

    02/01/2013 10:01:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Caroline May
    ICE agents union to AFL-CIO president Trumka: ‘You don’t speak for us’ Posted By Caroline May On 12:34 PM 02/01/2013 @ 12:34 PM In DC Exclusives - Original Reporting,Politics,Yahoo! Linkbox,Yahoo! News | No Comments The ICE Agents union responded forcefully to AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka’s assertion Tuesday that “unions did have at one point some differences” but “the entire labor movement is entirely behind” the president’s immigration reform agenda now. “No President Trumka, there are still differences within the AFL-CIO, and you don’t speak for us,” the ICE union dispatched in a press release this week. According to the union,...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Tenth Week in Office

    02/01/2013 10:00:28 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/1/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Tenth Week in Office1/31/2013Obama and Agenda 21The EPA once again raises its biofuels standards - for biofuels that still do not existBenghazi-GatePanetta expected to testify on Libya after senator threatens to hold up nominationIt's 3am and nobody's thereSen. Ted Cruz Questioning Chuck Hagel in Confirmation Hearing Hagel faulted for calling US "world bully" in Al Jazeera interviewHagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense departmentCruz: Has Israel committed war crimes? Hagel: "No, but… No I do not."Senator to DefSec Nominee: Why Have the Iranians Endorsed You?Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected...