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  • What Would You Do, If Obama Succeeds Benedict XVI as the Next Pope?

    02/13/2013 8:13:21 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 66 replies
    Please, do not laugh. Barack Obama has the same qualifications to be Pope, as he has to be a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, or President of the United States. If Obama can win the Nobel Peace Prize, then we cannot say with 100 percent certainty, that he cannot become Pope. Stranger things have happened. As far as I am aware, one does not need to be a Cardinal in order to become Pope. The job is open to any Baptized male Catholic. Two Popes, Benedict IX (1012 - 1056) and John XII (930 - 964), become Popes when...
  • Why the Liberal Hatred of Citizens With Guns

    02/13/2013 7:39:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Neal Bortz
    You’re snug in your cabin in the mountains outside of Big Bear, California. Snug, but fearful. They’re searching for a killer near you. A terrifying, heavily armed former cop from Los Angeles who has gone on a killing rampage. Suddenly you hear gunshots. You part the curtains to look outside ... and there’s the man whose picture you’ve seen countless times on TV over the past few days running toward your house as he returns fire to police officers in pursuit. Just a few weeks ago you had been considering buying an AR-15 just in case it might be needed...
  • Fact-checking Obama's State of the Union

    02/13/2013 7:25:05 AM PST · by illiac · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | 2/13/13 | Eugene Keily
    The president spins his accomplishments on jobs, health care and deficit reduction in annual address. President Obama put a rosy spin on several accomplishments of his administration in his 2013 State of the Union address. The president claimed that "both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion." But that's only an estimate of deficit reduction through fiscal year 2022, and it would be lower if the White House used a different starting point. Obama touted the growth of 500,000 manufacturing jobs over the past three years, but there has been a net loss of...
  • Here’s a Side-By-Side Comparison of How Obama, Rubio, & Paul View the State of the Union

    02/13/2013 7:19:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 13, 2013 | Becket Adams
    President Barack Obama on Monday went before Congress to deliver his State of the Union address, the first of his second term. Shortly after the president’s speech, Florida senator and rising GOP star Marco Rubio delivered the official Republican response. And shortly after Sen. Rubio’s response, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul delivered the official Tea Party response. In their own words, here’s a look at how President Obama, Sen. Rubio, and Sen. Paul view the following topics: The Economy National Debt Immigration The Sequester Energy
  • SOTU 2013:nothing you haven't heard or seen before. Except possibly Lady M's "sports cup"

    02/13/2013 7:16:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Like many of you, Clinton Romesha checked his calendar and discovered he had more pressing things to tend to so the Medal of Honor winner reluctantly declined Lady M’s gracious offer to join her for Big Guy’s campaign speech SOTU. Perhaps he felt his unspeakable bravery and valor had already been more than adequately exploited noted for one week. Or perhaps he declined in deference to the memory of his 8 fallen comrades who could not be there. Staff Sgt. Romesha, true American hero, embraces the son of one of his fallen comrades as Lady M grins approvingly. Or maybe...
  • The Broke, Retreating State of Our Union (Obama's 2013 State of the Union Speech is a Wake Up Call)

    02/13/2013 6:49:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2013 | The Editors
    It is terribly appropriate that President Obama gave his halting and graceless State of the Union address on Mardi Gras: He spent the evening shouting “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” at every liberal constituency in sight, promising new spending for public-sector unions (“Fix-It-First”), demanding (yet again) that banks renegotiate mortgages on politically driven terms, offering handouts to Al Gore–style enviropreneurs (reviving cap-and-trade, offering yet more subsidies to politically connected energy firms), and promising a $9-an-hour minimum wage. In the real world, Fat Tuesday is followed by Ash Wednesday and a season of fasting and penance. For the free-spending Barack Obama,...
  • Double-Voting for Obama

    02/13/2013 5:47:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    After publicly boasting that she voted twice for President Obama in November, a left-wing Ohio activist associated with a George Soros-funded group claims she did nothing wrong by double-voting. “There’s absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud,” said Melowese Richardson, a longtime Cincinnati poll worker and Democratic activist whose unlawfully cast ballot canceled out a lawful ballot and thereby deprived another citizen of his or her right to vote. Voter fraud, also known as vote fraud, election fraud, and electoral fraud, refers to the specific offenses of fraudulent voting, impersonation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery,...
  • Obama Peddles a Dangerous Fantasy About the Debt Crisis

    02/13/2013 5:24:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/12/2013 | IBD Staff
    Fiscal Policy: President Obama now says the deficit problem is all but fixed, so we can stop all this unpleasant talk about spending cuts and get on with government spending. Maybe this is good politics, but it's reckless policy. In the run-up to his State of the Union speech, Obama was running around telling everyone how we've already "cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion," and are now "more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists . .. say we need to stabilize our debt." Clearly Obama wants all the dreary talk of deficits off...
  • If Barack Obama had his way, Donna Carlyle would have been choked to death by a burglar

    02/13/2013 5:12:04 AM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 13, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog If Barack Obama had his way, Donna Carlyle would have been choked to death by a burglar Barack Obama is such a hypocrite. On January 10, 2013, he signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.In February 2013, the following happened in Illinois, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:HIGHLAND – Debi Keeney says...
  • For Rubio, Defense Is the Preferred Offense

    02/12/2013 11:58:42 PM PST · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    FL Sen. Marco Rubio gave the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Now, delivering the opposing party response to a SOTU address is a very difficult task. The President speaks before the assembled chambers of Congress. The responder speaks to a camera in some unrecognized office. That said, the response does allow the opposing party to lay out a governing position for the American public. Unfortunately, Rubio used his time mostly to deflect attacks made by Obama. A prevent defense can work in sports, but rarely in politics.
  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of agents shot in Mexico

    02/12/2013 8:57:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 11:44 PM EST | Christopher Sherman
    The family of a U.S. agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived the attack on Tuesday sued the government and nearly two-dozen other defendants. The federal lawsuit arises from the Feb. 15, 2011, attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila. They were attacked in their armored sport-utility vehicle near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, shortly after picking up some equipment from another agent. Zapata died and Avila was seriously wounded. … On Feb. 15, 2011, Zapata and Avila drove from Mexico City to San Luis Potosi to...
  • Obama announces new panel to examine voting

    02/12/2013 9:02:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:31 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is creating a commission directed to help improve voting, a reaction to widespread complaints about lengthy waits, growing photo ID requirements and shortened early voting periods. … Obama said that when Americans choose not to vote because they can’t wait hours to cast their ballot, “we are betraying our ideals”. …
  • Obama calls for raising minimum wage to $9 an hour

    02/12/2013 9:07:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:19 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation. … The proposal, which Obama made during his State of the Union address Tuesday, is sure to draw opposition from business groups and congressional Republicans who say higher rates increase costs and reduce employment. …
  • IRS: Obamacare doesn’t require you [employers] to offer ‘affordable’ family coverage

    02/12/2013 9:13:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Human Resources Bernefits Alert ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jared Bilski
    After a barrage of guidance, the IRS finally published its proposed regs on the Affordable Care Act’s “Employer Shared Responsibility” provision, along with a practical Q&A with real-life examples for employers. Here’s help making sense of it all. At this point, virtually every organization knows that all “large” employers — those with 50 or more full-time employees — must provide all full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) with health insurance or pay a “shared-responsibility” penalty. Obamacare considers individuals who work at least 30 hours each week to be an FTE, However, many employers will be surprised by at least one clarification the...
  • Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

    02/12/2013 9:11:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:20 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Obama also wants the federal government to give the states incentives to provide full-day kindergarten. …
  • Sarah Palin Live Tweets 2013 State of the Union

    02/12/2013 8:07:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 154 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sen. Marco Rubio may be giving the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address this evening and Sen. Rand Paul is giving the Tea Party response, but why wait until the president is done speaking? Sarah Palin is live tweeting her response and well she doesn’t like it. Of course that’s no surprise, but she also created her own hashtag #sotUGottaBKiddingMe She began by countering the president’s claim at the beginning of his speech that “there is much progress to report.” Sarah Palin✔ @SarahPalinUSA Obama: “There is much progress to report.” Oh really? Let's see what the...
  • (Dictator) Obama says he will use executive action on climate if needed

    02/12/2013 7:57:34 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/12/2013 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needed to do more to fight climate change and told Congress he would do so by executive action if it failed to pursue a market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago," Obama said, according to the text of his address provided by the White House.
  • Democrats Bring Illegal Aliens as ‘Guests’ to ‘State of the Union’ Speech

    02/12/2013 6:34:12 PM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-12-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who has said “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.”- by John HillStand With ArizonaWell it looks like crime does pay after all. At least 5 Democrats, including First Lady Michelle Obama, are bringing illegal aliens as guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday night - this despite a U.S. House rule requiring guests to provide their Social Security numbersBut a spokeswoman with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency declined to comment about whether the agency approves of this occurring at the Capitol, where Obama is set to give his annual...
  • Is Obama creating a pro-gay Boy Scouts of America?

    02/12/2013 5:00:54 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/24/2012 | Chuck Norris
    “A Boy Scouts of America national board member, James Turley, who is also global chairman and CEO of the accounting firm Ernst & Young, recently said he “will work from within to seek a change” to overturn the BSA policy that bans gay scouts and leaders.” 1. But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors? 2. Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSA’s century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama administration? 3. Is...
  • Since Every Speech Obama Gives Is About Him Let's Call The State Of The Union What It Really Is...

    02/12/2013 4:10:34 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-13 | The Looking Spoon