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  • Wheels coming off... ObamaCare policies will cost more, cover far fewer than promised

    02/11/2013 1:22:11 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 153 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    The Affordable Care Act is looking less and less affordable. Start with the IRS’s new estimate for what the cheapest family plan will cost by 2016: $20,000 a year to cover two adults and three kids. And that will only cover 60 percent of medical bills, so add hefty out-of-pocket costs, too. The next surprise is for parents who thought their kids would be covered by an employer. Sloppy wording in the law left that unclear until last week, when the IRS ruled that kids won’t be covered. Starting in 2014, the law will require employers with 50 or more...
  • Sources: Obama to issue cybersecurity order on Wednesday

    02/11/2013 12:04:12 PM PST · by illiac · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/13 | Jennifer Martinez
    The White House is poised to release a cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter told The Hill. The highly anticipated directive from President Obama is expected to be released at an event Wednesday morning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where senior administration officials will provide an update about cybersecurity policy. The White House began crafting the executive order after Congress failed to pass cybersecurity legislation last year. Officials said the threat facing the United States was too great for the administration to ignore.
  • Invasion! DHS Source Tells Why Military Train in U.S. Cities

    02/11/2013 11:57:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Allegiant ^ | February 6, 2013. | David Bard
    A news article was sent to me earlier this week. It appeared in the Beaufort Gazette. The article stated that later this week about 150 Marines and Navy personnel will hold realistic urban training in Jasper County, South Carolina. This was one of many joint military-local law enforcement exercises that had come to my attention in less than one month. Held in cities across the U.S., they were becoming more common and more intense. But why? Why train in populated towns and cities where accidents could produce unnecessary casualties? The Gazette further reported that the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will...
  • Sen. Rand Paul will deliver the real message, as RINO Rubio delivers the GOP-e boilerplate message

    02/11/2013 11:29:28 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    2/11/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Yep, Sen. Rand Paul - some Libertarian leanings and all - (and not all bad, either, especially with his middle of the road approach on foreign policy, him being neither interventionist nor isolationist) is certainly not a shill for the GOP-e... and we have had enough of that. Rand Paul will deliver the Tea Party, while Rubio gives us Dem lite.
  • Obama Shouldn't Be Presenting Medal of Honor Awards

    02/11/2013 11:05:25 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 22 replies
    What a disgrace to our country! He's given a script to read about then uhms and ah's his way through it. I cannot stand to hear this man speak. He is SO full of himself. He doesn't belong in the same room of a Medal of Honor Recipient.
  • President Obama: ‘Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009'

    02/11/2013 10:07:12 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years.
  • Over 8 Million Leave Labor Force under Obama

    02/11/2013 10:05:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    In what the Obama Administration is characterizing as a “great surge in human freedom,” it was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that there are 8.5 million fewer people in the labor force than when Obama took office in January of 2009. “The Great Emancipator himself only freed 4 million slaves,” said Press Secretary Jay Carney. “Without the bloodshed of a civil war, President Obama has enabled more than twice as many to escape from the drudgery of having to work for a living.” Carney boasted that “those in the GOP who try to cast this achievement as a...
  • Outlining Upcoming Coal Regulations

    02/11/2013 10:05:20 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 9 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 11, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    The language used in President Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech may be vague regarding specific climate change regulations, but two media outlets have now confirmed that new coal regulations by the Administration are likely. “In trying to slow climate change, Obama is considering acting through the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new rules governing carbon emissions by existing power plants, according to three people familiar with White House discussions,” states the Washington Post today (emphasis added). According to the Wall Street Journal’s Peter Nicholas and Keith Johnson, “In the run-up to the speech, Mr. Obama has been...
  • Malibu Lags Competition as GM Maintains Green Focus

    02/11/2013 10:01:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 11, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Perhaps General Motors should have put more focus on competing in the largest segment of the auto market instead of focusing on being the market leader in the least popular, plug-in, electric vehicle (EV) field. A Detroit Free Press article reported that GM had to slash Chevy Malibu prices by hundreds of dollars to try and catch up with vehicles like the Toyota Camry, which is currently eating the Malibu's lunch. Chevy spokesman Michael Albino is quoted as admitting that, "The midsize segment is the largest and most competitive in the industry." Maybe GM should have realized that when they...
  • Gun Control and the Constitution

    02/10/2013 9:46:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 10, 2013 | DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ANDREW M. GROSSMAN
    The courts would no more allow government to undermine the Second Amendment than the First. Could there be a better illustration of the cultural divide over firearms than the White House photograph of our skeet-shooting president? Clay pigeons are launched into the air, but the president's smoking shotgun is level with the ground. This is not a man who is comfortable around guns. And that goes a long way toward explaining his gun-control agenda. Lack of informed presidential leadership aside, there is a gulf between those Americans who view guns as invaluable tools for self-defense, both against private wrongdoers and...
  • Obama continues to push stricter gun laws

    02/11/2013 6:01:23 AM PST · by mgist · 11 replies
    The News ^ | 2/11/13
    Obama continues to push stricter gun laws President Barack Obama remained adamant in a speech on Jan. 4 summarizing simply his intentions to continue pushing the passing of stricter national gun laws. “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something,” the president said before a crowd of law enforcement officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minnesota. This sentiment is one that after months of heated debate, both sides of the gun control debate can agree with. Kentucky elected officials and citizens have continued to contribute to this nation-wide discussion ever...
  • Where is the Left's Uproar Over Obama's Secret Warmongering Drone Policy?

    02/11/2013 6:26:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Who would have guessed that one of the most warmongering presidents would be a liberal Democrat who was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? Obama has gotten away with a secret escalating drone war because the left and their fifth column in the media have mostly turned a blind eye, just like they have with Obama's expanded ground war in Afghanistan, not wanting to criticize a fellow leftist in power. Obama is not the pacifist he pretends to be. The executive branch's escalating drone strike program has been taking place in secret now for over 10 years, all ostensibly justified...
  • And Your Little Dog, Too

    02/11/2013 8:45:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    And Your Little Dog, Too By Deroy Murdock February 11, 2013 12:00 A.M. As Washington politicians aim to restrict the Second Amendment, they should look in the mirror. The time to control government’s guns is now. Overarmed federal officials increasingly employ military tactics as a first resort in routine law enforcement. From food-safety cases to mundane financial matters, battle-ready public employees are turning America into the United States of SWAT. FBI agents and U.S. marshals understandably are well fortified, given their frequent run-ins with ruthless bad guys. However — as my old friend and fellow columnist Quin Hillyer notes —...
  • Confirmed: Divisive president to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech

    02/11/2013 8:23:44 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    This doesn’t mean it won’t be overlong, enervating, and instantly disposable like the last four were, just more peevish than usual. It’ll also be an occasion for O to “pivot to jobs” for the seventh or eighth time in his presidency, which I take it means 15-20 minutes about the middle class and the latest iteration of the Buffett Rule before he gets back to the stuff that really drives him, like banning assault weapons and creating an earned amnesty for illegals. Emboldened by electoral victory and convinced the GOP is unwilling to cut deals, Obama plans to use his...
  • Obama Progressively Immoral

    02/11/2013 6:56:33 AM PST · by sr4402 · 21 replies
    Self | 2/11/2013 | Self
    Obama and the progressives seem to be more progressively immoral every day. Just a few days ago, he signed an order putting pregnant women in combat. He has substituted gay marriage for holy matrimony in the military (and don't think that won't invalidate State Constitution amendments and DOMA). He has made us all pay for Sterilizations, Contraceptive and don't forget Abortions. And he has even made our churches to pay for it and we are all supposed to keep silent. Will the Democratic party ever be able to pull out of this Progressive immorality? Will this Nation?
  • Book: Whitey’s rage at black prez led to his capture (Howie Carr)

    02/11/2013 6:38:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/13 | Howie Carr
    Can Whitey Bulger blame his own raging case of Obama Derangement Syndrome rather than a tabby cat for his 2011 capture? That’s the suggestion in a bombshell new biography, “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss,” by veteran Boston reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. When Whitey and moll Catherine Greig had been living in Santa Monica, Calif., as “Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gasko,” Greig became close to Icelandic model Anna Bjornsdottir, bonding over the care of a stray cat. Whitey often joined them outside their apartment building. But, Lehr and O’Neill write, Bjornsdottir and Whitey never spoke...
  • SEAL Who Killed bin Laden Jobless,Offered No Security

    02/11/2013 6:23:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The Navy SEAL Team Six "shooter" who put two rounds into Osama bin Laden's forehead May 2, 2011, is jobless, struggling to pay basic bills and has been offered no protection from the retaliation he anticipates from al Qaeda, according to his first interview. Only described as "the shooter" by Esquire, he also charges that the SEAL who recently wrote a book about the raid, celebrated in the new movie Zero Dark Thirty, wrongly took credit for killing the 9/11 mastermind. The shooter said that the other SEAL simply shot the corpse of bin Laden in the chest. The long...
  • WHY DO THEY NEED SO MANY BULLETS?

    02/11/2013 5:50:34 AM PST · by shortstop · 47 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/11/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Why is the government disarming us at the same time it is arming itself? Not wanting to sound paranoid, or like a conspiracy theorist, I think it is nonetheless fair to ask: What foe is the federal government arming itself against? And should the American people be concerned about a federal government that takes away their guns while simultaneously stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for its own domestic security use? As the president and Democratic politicians do their best to geld the Second Amendment, which was intended to protect the people against government oppression, the government they...
  • Congressional Hearings Show Obama Treading Dangerous Global Path

    02/11/2013 5:28:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday's testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee. One is that there was no communication between them and Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the seven hours of Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were attacked and murdered in Benghazi. This is a vivid contrast with those photos we've seen of the president and his leading advisers watching the video of the attack on Osama bin Laden. At a 5 p.m. meeting, when...
  • Just In: Pope Benedict to Resign, Obama to be Elected Pope

    02/11/2013 5:24:04 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 22 replies
    blogoshpere | feb 11 2013 | beebuster2000
    Turns out all the Cardinals were given Obama phones and are also on food stamps. Done Deal.
  • In the NY Times, being compared to George Bush is the worst thing that could happen.

    02/11/2013 4:56:12 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 1 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 2/10/2013 | Moneyrunner
    Peter Barker has written a column for the NY Times in which he compares Barack Obama to George Bush: Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind. For Times readers, that’s like comparing Obama to Hitler. It means that the Times is wondering if this White ...uh ... Authentically Black Knight is for real. He starts: Four years into his tenure, the onetime critic of President George W. Bush finds himself cast as a present-day Mr. Bush, justifying the muscular application of force in the defense of the nation while detractors complain that he has sacrificed the country’s core values in the name...
  • THE REVOLUTION WAS(Profound essay on the New Deal- LONG READ)

    02/13/2009 1:24:35 PM PST · by managusta · 40 replies · 985+ views
    Roosevelt Myth ^ | 1938 | Garet Garrett
    There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom. There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within...
  • Chris Dorner: A Mass Shooter Leftists Can Love

    02/10/2013 11:18:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 11, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    In the past several days, we’ve learned about how you too can gain a degree of public sympathy if you plan to embark on a killing spree and then go into hiding as you bide your time waiting to kill again: Write a “manifesto” dominated by anti-police rants, a “progressive” outlook towards Second Amendment freedoms and support for leftist politicians. That’s what former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, who is accused of killing Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence, and an as yet unnamed LAPD officer while wounding two others, has done. His sympathy-by-manifesto strategy has been alarmingly successful. Dorner’s...
  • Obama to Renew Drive for Cuts in Nuclear Arms (ours)

    02/10/2013 9:28:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | DAVID E. SANGER
    President Obama will use his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to reinvigorate one of his signature national security objectives — drastically reducing nuclear arsenals around the world — after securing agreement in recent months with the United States military that the American nuclear force can be cut in size by roughly a third. -snip But Mr. Obama, according to an official who was involved in the deliberations, “believes that we can make pretty radical reductions — and save a lot of money — without compromising American security in the second term. And the Joint Chiefs have signed off...
  • Bring on the Drones!

    02/10/2013 8:02:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Center for a Stateless Society ^ | February 4, 2013 | Kevin Carson
    Most analysis of drone technology from libertarian futurists these days is pretty pessimistic. They’re generally treated as part of a larger techno-fascist scenario, like the U.S. global hegemony (enforced by orbital lasers and remote-controlled UN teletroopers) depicted in Ken Macleod’s Fall Revolution novels. That’s an understandable temptation. After all, drones (combined with mobile operations like the assassination of bin Laden in May 2011) seem to have given the United States an unprecedented ability to take out the leadership and many of the rank-and-file of networked resistance movements like al Qaeda, far more cheaply than the old model of counter-insurgency warfare....
  • Obama weighing executive actions on housing, gays and other issues

    02/10/2013 7:16:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/13 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. **SNIP** The administration declined to provide details on timing of the possible actions; one White House official said the moves to boost housing, retrofit buildings, offer same-sex protections or issue new environmental rules were not imminent. Obama may touch on some...
  • McCain urges Obama to resolve sequestration

    02/10/2013 6:58:52 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Feb 13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Sen. John McCain, a top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is calling on President Barack Obama to provide leadership to end the standoff over sequestration and the looming budget cuts for the Pentagon. "What I would like to see is the president call the [party] leaders over to the White House and say, 'Look, we've got to solve this problem,'" McCain said on "Fox News Sunday." "All he does is go out and make speeches." Tens of billions of dollars of spending cuts under sequestration will kick in on March 1 unless Obama and Congress act to prevent...
  • Dealer’s stockpile on target (250,000 AR's; maxed out credit cards)

    02/10/2013 5:10:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Before the 2012 presidential election, gun dealer Jami Nolan maxed out credit cards and took out a home-equity loan to order over 250,000+ semi-auto rifles (AR's).
  • State of the Union 2013: On climate, which Obama will show up Tuesday night?

    02/10/2013 4:56:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/09/13 | ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to Congress offer a glimpse at a leader whose rhetoric on energy and the environment has changed dramatically over the past four years — from his calls to pass sweeping climate legislation in 2009 to a full-throated embrace of natural gas last year. The speeches also matched the ebbs and flows in Obama’s political fortunes. Four years ago, as a popular president with Democratic House and Senate majorities, Obama told Congress that his greenhouse gas proposals would “transform our economy, protect our security and save our planet from the ravages of climate change.” But in...
  • Obama Sends MOOchelle to Funeral of Chicage Shooting Victim - Blatant Politics

    02/10/2013 4:39:39 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-10-2013 | MOTUS
    The funeral for Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year old who had performed with her band at the Inaugural, was held yesterday. Big Guy’s “never let a crisis go to waste” team members begged him to come “home” in order to bring national outrage attention to the problem of unemployed gang members gun violence in his “hometown.” Unfortunately he was busy testing his new miniature handheld drones.Or something. So he sent Lady M and Val Jar in his place. Today’s question: which of these looks would MO feel most appropriate to wear? The posthumous medal of Honor cocktail...
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • Obama Breaks 3:1 Cuts-to-Taxes Promise

    02/10/2013 4:04:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | John Sexton
    Can the President possibly believe that the Grand Bargain he proposed less than two years ago is somehow a raw deal? He is acting as if that's the case. Progressives are once again claiming the problem in deficit negotiations is intransigent Republicans. But looking back at the outlines of the deal the President himself proposed, it's Democrats who are not negotiating in good faith. This is true in at least two important ways. First, the President is not abiding by the balanced approach of spending cuts to taxes he identified. In April 2011 the President published his Framework for Shared...
  • THE VIRTUAL INAUGURATION BY BILL WHITTLE

    02/10/2013 3:44:29 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 4 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | February 10, 2013
    What would Obama say in his inauguration speech if he wasn't an America-hating Marxist traitor? Here it is! This is what a real president would sound like, someone who understands our freedom, our founding, and our great American principles...
  • Obama’s Plan for Spurring 2nd Term Economic Growth — More of the Same: Infrastructure, Green Energy

    02/10/2013 3:09:32 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Reuters has an interesting piece on President Obama’s second term economic plans to be announced at The State of the Union address. “Obama previewed his economic growth plan in a speech to House of Representatives Democrats this week, telling them he would stress the importance of education, development of clean energy, and infrastructure. There were no details on the new initiatives for infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education, elements first reported by the New York Times.” Isn’t this the same plan from his first term? Clean energy was a costly bust, and he still wants to have government control education...
  • If Obama was dreamed up in the 60's, how about who follows him?

    02/10/2013 2:20:00 PM PST · by ABrit · 16 replies
    A word in your ear ^ | Feb 2 2013 | ABrit
    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger?
  • Obama to lay out economic growth plan in State of Union speech

    02/10/2013 1:15:09 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will describe his plan for spurring the economy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, offering proposals for investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education, a senior administration official said on Saturday. In the annual presidential address to Congress, Obama plans to show he has not lost sight of the economic woes of middle-class Americans - issues that dominated the 2012 election campaign but have been overshadowed recently by efforts to cut the deficit, overhaul immigration laws and curb gun violence. "The potential success of his second term is hugely dependent...
  • Skeeter President: Mock on, Americans

    02/10/2013 11:35:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 9, 2013 | Mary Grabar
    Petty rulers do not appreciate ridicule. In his memoir Fear No Evil, Jewish Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky recounts the mind games the KGB played with him as they tried to entrap him in “confessions” of treason. What allowed Sharansky to survive was his ability to anticipate their moves in a game that began with transparent lies from his government, ones he recognized from kindergarten. This month, as evidenced by the release of a photo supposedly showing the president engaged in skeet-shooting, we have similar mind games being played by the Obama administration and with all the sophistication of junior high...
  • Officials: Obama coming to Israel to prevent strike on Iran

    02/10/2013 10:37:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    The main purpose of US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel in the spring is to warn Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu against attacking Iran, unnamed officials told Army Radio on Sunday. According to the officials, the urgency of the trip is because in his speech to the United Nations in September, Netanyahu had flagged the spring of 2013 as a significant time in the context of the Iranian nuclear threat.
  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • President Obama's Final Solution for the Zionist Problem

    02/10/2013 8:55:08 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Dan Miller
    It ain't easy being green. But the rewards can be many.Much of the information for this report was provided by one of my confidential informants on Middle Eastern affairs, Sheik Mohamed ali-Baba. In the interest of full disclosure, the Sheik on October 16th announced the al Qaeda endorsement of President Obama for reelection as necessary for the survival of the United States under Islam. According to the Sheik, he is the only candidate who understands the beautiful truths of Islam and hence of al Qaeda. That endorsement doubtless played a major role in President Obama's overwhelming victory. * * *...
  • Dick Cheney blasts President Obama’s ‘second-rate’ national security team

    02/10/2013 6:36:05 AM PST · by John W · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday night that President Barack Obama has jeopardized U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and by degrading the U.S. military. “The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal,” Cheney said in comments to about 300 members of the Wyoming Republican Party. Cheney, a Wyoming native, said it was vital to the nation’s national security that “good folks” hold the positions of secretary of state, CIA director and secretary of defense. “Frankly, what he has...
  • Ambush at Hilton Hollow

    02/10/2013 7:12:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Russ Vaughn
    February 9, 2013 Ambush at Hilton Hollow Russ Vaughn Wow! The commander-in-chief of the most powerful military force the world has ever seen walked right into an ambush with no cover, no concealment, and no security at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. Forced to sit at the dais and suck it up while a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Benjamin Carson, debunked the concept of Obamacare as well as pointing out the president's seeming indifference to the national debt, Obama did his best to smile but he simply could not suppress that droned-out...
  • Emails: Decision on NBC host stirred response

    02/10/2013 4:46:00 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia prosecutors received scores of emails from citizens upset because NBC television journalist David Gregory was not criminally charged for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" show. Prosecutors received roughly 50 emails demanding that Gregory be charged, plus more than 150 others expressing outrage in the days after officials decided to not prosecute him. The Associated Press obtained the messages through a public records request. The emails were sent by people from around the country, including some self-identified gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, who accused prosecutors of hypocritically and unevenly...
  • The Obama Ogling Cop Killer Is Using Assault Weapons with High Capacity Mags

    02/10/2013 4:41:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Gun control zealots state that we (the serfs of Obamaland) shouldn’t have “assault weapons with high capacity magazines” because we don’t “need” them. And these wizards—who don’t know diddly about guns—know exactly what we need. Oh, yes they do, girlfriend. If you don’t believe me just ask them. They’ll tell you what kind of guns you should and shouldn’t have even though their bodyguards and their children’s bodyguards have the exact battery that they forbid us to build. “Why can they live in a dynamic state of duplicity,” you ask? Well, Dinky, it’s because they are more special than us...
  • Why S&P is in the Crosshairs of the Department of Justice

    02/08/2013 3:43:50 PM PST · by GVnana · 17 replies
    The Project to Restore America ^ | 2/8/2012 | Scott S. Powell
    What has been distinct about Barack Obama's presidency is his inclination to operate in continuous campaign mode, to deflect attention away from his policy failures and to undermine opposition by politicizing the issues and policy responses he chooses to take up. So now with the president's attorney general Eric Holder having just announced the filing of a $5 billion Department of Justice suit against Standard & Poor's—charging that fraudulent ratings were made on risky mortgage bonds that went into default during the financial crisis of 2008—one has to wonder what the political motivation might be. First, why now? Why has...
  • Lew’s Cayman Islands Fund a Likely Issue at Confirmation Hearings

    02/09/2013 9:01:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | February 8, 2013, 6:21 pm | By JONATHAN WEISMAN
    As recently as 2010, Jack Lew, President Obama‘s nominee to be the next secretary of the Treasury, had $56,000 invested in a CitiGroup venture capital fund based in the Cayman Islands’ notorious Ugland House, a building whose mailboxes are home to nearly 19,000 corporate entities, many of them tax shelters.The investment has been in public documents for years and drew no attention when Mr. Lew was confirmed to be deputy secretary of state in 2009 and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in 2010.But the fund is coming to light as Mr. Obama and Congressional...
  • Mold? Leaky Roof? Obama Administration Says All Americans Must Have 'Healthy Housing'

    02/09/2013 8:45:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Under the broad banner of "health," the federal government not only is telling Americans what to eat, it's also telling us to make our homes safer.This week, the Obama administration released a "bold new vision for addressing the nation's health and economic burdens caused by preventable hazards associated with the home."The project has a name: "Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for Action.""People in the United States spend about 70% of their time in a home," the announcement said. "Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure; roofing problems; heating, plumbing, and...
  • America’s malls seek a life beyond retail

    02/09/2013 7:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Barney Jopson in New York
    The winter sunlight barely touches the depths of the abandoned store, where wires dangle from the ceiling, wood shavings scatter the floor, a King Lear shelf marker lies on the stairs, and a Led Zeppelin poster hangs spurned in a rack. The standalone building in Danbury, Connecticut, still bears the name of the Borders book chain that collapsed in 2011, and strewn on its cash register are fire-sale price lists for its fixtures and fittings. But nobody wanted them either. Instead its 8ft book cases stand bare and upright in the gloom, like the ruins of a bygone age. In...
  • Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy

    02/09/2013 7:05:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 88 replies
    EXAMINER ^ | February 9, 2013 | EXAMINER
    “Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!” The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show...
  • Cayman Islands investment snags Jack Lew nomination for Treasury Secretary

    02/09/2013 1:03:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    POLITCO ^ | 02/10/2013 | By KELSEY SNELL
    An investment Jack Lew made in the Cayman Islands has been flagged as an issue in the Treasury secretary nominee’s vetting by the Senate Finance Committee, according to multiple sources close to the confirmation process. The White House says the investment was previously disclosed and is already a public matter. Republican staff “have told us that there are concerns,” said Sean Neary, a spokesman for Finance Committee Democrats. “This came out through the vetting process in prior confirmations. Once it was looked into deeper, it was determined that it was not an issue. Lew has been completely transparent and forthcoming...