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  • A More Modern Way of Living

    02/27/2013 12:22:07 PM PST · by RobertClark · 4 replies
    Carteret County New Times ^ | 01/29/13 | Unknown
    This was printed in the January 29, 2013 edition of the Carteret County New-Times in N.C. The publication later prefaced the online version to read: The following Letter to the Editor, published in the Jan. 23 edition, has gone viral on the Web after a reader linked it to a Fox News Facebook page. It has received more than 4,000 comments and has been shared more than 12,000 times the [the following week].
  • The Children in the White House and Congress

    02/27/2013 12:02:34 PM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | February 27, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama's approach to the spending cut issue is like a child who suggests that if his family needs to reduce expenses it should stop buying fruits and vegetables while continuing to purchase cookies and potato chips. Obama and his playmates in Congress have responded to the issue of cutting spending by proposing elimination of essential spending such as meat inspectors instead of nonessential spending such as grants to local governments for purely local matters. Instead of trying to work with Congress to arrange some type of compromise, Obama is running around like a chicken with its head cut...
  • Toomey offers Obama flexibility on spending cuts

    02/27/2013 11:27:09 AM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | February 26, 2013 | Colby Itkowitz
    WASHINGTON — With the clock ticking on the sequester, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has crafted an alternative plan that would give President Barack Obama discretion over where to cut $85 billion in annual federal spending. As of now, the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Friday would slice many domestic and defense programs indiscriminately. Toomey, a Republican, contends that the spending cuts should go forward, but there should be some license over where the cuts are made. For Democrats, the plan is a non-starter. And some Senate Republicans are reportedly pushing back against Toomey's proposal as well, uncomfortable with...
  • Instead Of Cutting Waste Obama Uses Sequester Cuts To Give A Gift To One Of His Constituencies

    02/27/2013 11:07:02 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This. Is. Real. And everyone needs to know it. Get the full story at Fox News, with some great commentary at Hot Air.
  • Obama will finally meet with Congressional leaders on sequester

    02/27/2013 10:57:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    After traveling for more than two weeks and 5200 miles to gripe about the sequester and the supposedly "massive" cuts they impose on federal discretionary spending, Barack Obama will finally talk with people who can do something about it. Apparently, though, the cuts may not be all that bad after all, since Obama won't bother to meet with Congressional leaders about the sequester until after it hits, as ABC's Jonathan Karl reports (via the Daily Caller): They are finally going to have a meeting.A congressional source with direct knowledge of the plans tells me the top four congressional leaders –...
  • An $85 Billion Rounding Error

    02/27/2013 10:14:15 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 27, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    In a recent article for the Washington Post, Philip Rucker tries to explain why only some communities seem concerned about sequestration. The sequester “would strike some communities and largely bypass others, cutting across class, politics and geography,” writes Rucker. Ironically, he notes that the “disparity in some ways mirrors the nation’s electoral divide between Democrats and Republicans.” One could read into this that those who elected big spenders are those most likely to be concerned about or affected by the sequester. Government dependence breeds consternation when programs are cut. An interesting thing to note is that Rucker, while happy to...
  • Introducing the Department of Peacebuilding

    02/27/2013 10:11:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-27-13 | CJ
    Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) has introduced a bill that I think it's important everyone know about. You may remember that when then-candidate Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he said, "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." Don't believe me? http://youtu.be/Tt2yGzHfy7sBelieve me now? Well, it seems as if the building blocks may be coming together if Lee has her way. She has introduced a bill that creates a...
  • Obama's 'Non-Profit' Sells Political Access

    02/27/2013 9:40:35 AM PST · by mgist · 3 replies
    http://patriotpost.us/opinion/16960 ^ | · February 27, 2013 | By Arnold Ahlert
    Obama's 'Non-Profit' Sells Political Access An incestuous relationship brews between the mega-wealthy and the White House. Last weekend, the New York Times revealed that President Obama's campaign apparatus, Organizing for Action (OFA), has reinvented itself as a 501c 4 tax-exempt non-profit advocacy group offering access to the president in return for a large donation. "Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama's group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House," reports the Times. Furthermore, the OFA's reincarnation as an IRS-identified social...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long

    02/27/2013 8:43:35 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.
  • Obama Will Meet With Congressional Leaders On Spending Cuts Friday

    02/27/2013 8:29:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jeff Mason And Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with top congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the deep, automatic U.S. government spending cuts slated to go into effect that day, congressional and White House officials said on Wednesday.
  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented By A Touch Of Cruelty

    02/27/2013 8:08:17 AM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Wehner
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has patrimony of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. Obama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • Obama's Big Brave Decision: "Don't Make Me Decide!"

    02/27/2013 7:58:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-27-2013 | MOTUS
    The Zip reports that Big Guy will decline the offer from the GOP to make sequester cuts as he sees fit: President Obama told Virginians that he doesn’t want Congress to give him the authority to implement the sequestration cuts as he sees fit, just minutes after denounced the law for requiring across-the-board cuts. See, here’s the thing: BO doesn’t do decisions. He gives orders; big difference: “You don’t want to have to choose between, let’s see, do I close funding for the disabled kid, or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy shipyard or some other one?” For...
  • Release of Hundreds of Illegals Ahead of Cuts 'Height of Absurdity'

    02/27/2013 7:45:28 AM PST · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Todd Beamon
    Arizona officials — from the statehouse to Capitol Hill — were outraged on Tuesday at the Obama administration’s release of hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails to save money as huge budget cuts loom. “I’m appalled to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has long battled the White House on immigration matters. “This is pure political posturing and the height of absurdity, given that the...
  • Obama’s Fear of Spending Cuts

    02/27/2013 6:49:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Michael Tanner
    According to President Obama, the $62 billion in new taxes this year imposed as part of the fiscal-cliff deal will have no effect on economic growth. In fact, the president believes that he can safely impose another $58 billion in tax increases to replace spending cuts from the upcoming sequester. And, of course, Obamacare’s almost $42 billion in new taxes (and regulations) in 2013 don’t have any impact on hiring or investment. But, the president says, the $44 billion in cuts this year resulting from the sequester will throw the U.S. economy back into recession. The president seems to labor...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Oscars: An American Embarrassment!!!

    02/27/2013 6:12:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I wasn’t going to do a review of the Oscars today, because really: what’s the point? I was planning to skip my commentary and just link you to this guy, who seems to know more about Hollywood than anyone could possibly wish to know. Then, it happened: Lady M decided to butt in, so now I’ve got to say something about the Academy Awards. So here goes: Worst. Oscars. Ever. Seriously bad. Worse than a bad migraine bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not just because our First Lady decided her presence would add something to the most egregious showcase of...
  • The Clarity of the Obama Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:49:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's sequester -- he designed it, he demanded it, and it is about to kick in -- will have many consequences, some bad, some very helpful. On the negative side, Stars & Stripes reports that Department of Defense officials are exploring how to collapse the school week to four days at some schools on military bases that serve the children of our troops. This is an incredible admission of the president's indifference to the troops he leads. As he has played politics for the past four months since his re-election, he has used the military and its personnel and...
  • Sequester Comes Early - Obama Releases Illegal Immigrant Detainees

    02/27/2013 4:44:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/27/13 | LD Jackson
    Folks, we should have seen this one coming. For weeks, President Obama has campaigned across the country about the effects of the sequester that will begin on March 1. We have heard him make the outrageous claims and insert hyperbole and fear mongering into nearly every public appearance. Head Start will have to shut down, border security will have to be relaxed, firefighters will have to let the fires burn, police officers will have to let criminals walk free, etc., ad nauseam. Obama is even tweeting about how the sequester will affect our military readiness, which is a new low,...
  • Congressman accuses Obama of fake Twitter campaign over gun control

    02/27/2013 4:16:25 AM PST · by Marv Dumon · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 02/27/2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas, Rep.) accused President Barack Obama of using fake Twitter followers to pressure congress into passing new gun control legislation. Stockman announced that he will be releasing evidence that the Obama administration used fictitious messages to pressure lawmakers regarding Fourth Amendment-related bills.
  • 5 Reasons ObamaCare Will Add Far More Than $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

    02/27/2013 4:07:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2013 | John Merline
    On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions touted a government report that blew a $6.2 trillion hole in President Obama's promise that his signature health reform wouldn't add a dime to the deficit. According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, that promise rested entirely on several cost-control mechanisms in ObamaCare that almost no one thinks will work. [snip] Still, bad as this $6.2 trillion deficit boost is, the real figure is likely to be much higher, since the GAO is still being far too optimistic about the rest of ObamaCare. Here are five big assumptions the GAO makes that aren't...
  • FUN with Dictators!

    02/27/2013 2:45:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies

    02/26/2013 9:51:27 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-26-2013 | Robert Reich
    REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies Robert Reich, ContributorFebruary 26, 2013, 7:20 PMPete Souza (Official White House Photograph) The White House apparently believes the best way to strengthen its hand in the upcoming “sequester” showdown with Republicans is to tell Americans how awful the spending cuts will be, and blame Republicans for them. It won’t work. These tactical messages are getting in the way of the larger truth, which the President must hammer home: The Republicans’ austerity economics and trickle-down economics are dangerous, bald-faced lies. Yes, the pending spending cuts will hurt. But even if some Americans...
  • First lady of publicity? Outcry over Michelle Obama´s FIVE television appearances in past two

    02/26/2013 9:26:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/13 | Beth Stebner
    The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs. Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from promoting an anti-obesity campaign with late night host Jimmy Fallon to her surprise Oscars appearance announcing the Best Picture winner. Critics complain that Mrs Obama is overstepping her reach and risks losing favor with the public for being overexposed.
  • Sequestration affects the White House

    02/26/2013 8:11:03 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 2 replies
    Future News Now | 2-26-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive: The President, aka His Arrogance, has announced that sequestration will affect the Executive Branch, including the White House. Although His Arrogance is exempt from sequestration, Slow Joe is not. Although Slow Joe is a valued member of the White House team, Slow Joe (aka bucket of warm spit) is going to be laid off. Slow Joe said that he was disappointed, but like John Kerry-Heinz, his wife has a job and can take care of him. With all the free time, he is going to work on his hobby of being a circus clown. With his past experience...
  • Bernanke: “I think we have belts, suspenders — two pairs of suspenders”

    02/26/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/26/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in the US Senate today and here is an excerpt of his testimony and Q&A. SHELBY: Mr. Chairman… The portfolio or the balance sheet of the Fed, you said it’s $3 trillion, more or less… BERNANKE: I didn’t say, but yes, that’s about right? SHELBY: Is that about right? BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: But you said it then, didn’t you? It’s about $3 trillion. BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: Is — you studied the Fed a long time before you ever came to the Fed. Has there ever been that type of balance sheet close...
  • Levin Goes Nuclear Over Hagel: Screw Our Allies! It's A Victory For Obama!

    02/26/2013 5:55:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/26/13 | DailyRushbo
    Mark unleashes... -heck
  • What you did last Friday (OFA anti-2A rent-a-mob pics)

    02/26/2013 5:45:58 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Obama post-election campaign email
    Right now, add your name to say you'll keep the heat on Congress until they vote on sensible solutions to reduce gun violence. Matt -- We know a thing or two about making change. We know that doing big things means all of us doing what we can, where we live. That couldn't have been clearer on Friday for the national gun violence Day of Action. We had 117 events in congressional districts across the country. Thousands of supporters joined in, and thousands more called and tweeted at your representatives, demanding real action from Washington to reduce gun violence. On...
  • Senator: If Boehner Agree’s To Tax Hikes He’s Finished As Speaker

    02/26/2013 5:27:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-26-13 | Curt
    Is he right? I don't think so. Boehner has caved many times already and he still got elected to the speakership. How many times have I pondered 'is THIS the time the Republicans will show some backbone' and each time I am disappointed. Girding for disappointment again: WI Sen. Ron Johnson warned yesterday that he believes John Boehner would lose his speakership if he caved on higher taxes. "I don't quite honestly believe that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens. I think he would lose his speakership," Johnson told FOX News' "Special Report. Boehner is sending the right...
  • Obama’s first sequester move: Releasing “waves” of illegal immigrants from detention centers

    02/26/2013 4:10:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. What's his next move, ordering the Border Patrol to stand down because he supposedly can't afford to pay them? Oh, right. That is his next move.This makes me more enthusiastic about the sequester, just because now I'm curious to see how derelict he's willing to be in his duties to in the name of putting political pressure on the GOP. Next up: Suspending TSA checkpoints at America's airports, maybe? Where else is he going to find two percent savings in three-plus trillion in spending? In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration...
  • Allowing government infringement on gun rights is a slippery slope

    02/26/2013 4:05:21 PM PST · by LiberTEAWatch · 3 replies
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | February 19, 2013 | James D. Kellogg
    President Obama and Congressional Democrats are engaged in an assault on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Predictably, a majority in the media is softening up resistance, highlighting terrible crimes like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the theater in Aurora, Colorado. Politicians and pundits alike assert such mass murders warrant executive orders and Congressional legislation to limit the Constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. If you buy that, you're sliding down a slippery slope with government tyranny at the bottom. The Constitution of the United States established a government to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce CEO on Obama: ‘I had hopes because he was black, shame on me’ [VIDEO]

    02/26/2013 3:44:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    National Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry C. Alford told The Daily Caller that he ”ignored” President Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment in 2008 and “had hopes” for him “because he was black.” “I don’t really support him too well and he knows it and that’s a badge of honor. He’s bad. He’s bad and I supported him. I voted for him the first time around. I had hopes because he was black. Shame on me,” Alford told TheDC at the National Press Club after an anti-gun control news conference. “Then when he started doing all these executive...
  • Obama: U.S. now has the defense secretary it needs

    02/26/2013 3:38:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the nation will now have the defense secretary it needs. "With the bipartisan confirmation of Chuck Hagel as our next Secretary of Defense, we will have the defense secretary our nation needs and the leader our troops deserve," he said in a statement. "From the moment he volunteered for military service in Vietnam, Chuck has devoted his life to keeping America secure and our armed forces strong. An American patriot who fought and bled for our country, he understands our sacred obligations to our service members, military families and veterans.
  • D.C.: Cut the Drama. Do Your Job.

    02/26/2013 12:53:08 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | Feb 26th, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    D.C.: Cut the Drama. Do Your Job. Americans are sick and tired of yet another ginned-up crisis. D.C. needs to grow up, get to work, and live within its means. The real economic Armageddon looming before us is our runaway debt, not the sequester, which the President advocated for and signed into law and is now running around denouncing because he never had any genuine intention of reining in his reckless spending. Remember that this sequestration deal came about because of the long debt ceiling standoff in the summer of 2011. It wasn’t the ideal outcome for anyone, but it...
  • Knesset Member: Bring Obama to Hevron

    02/26/2013 2:32:04 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    In her first speech as a Knesset member Tuesday, MK Orit Strook (Jewish Home) insisted that U.S. President Barack H. Obama be brought to Hevron when he visits Israel next month. Only then, Strook said, would Obama be able to appreciate what the Land of Israel means to the Jewish people. "It would be a good idea to take President Obama not just to Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem, but also - actually, mainly - to the Machpelah Cave in Hevron," Strook said. "We would explain to him that the Land of Israel is not just a refuge for Holocaust...
  • Obama Says He Has Become More Humble

    02/26/2013 2:19:28 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 86 replies
    Obama in NewPort News Virginia via the Weekly Standard ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | The Obamessiah via Weekly Standard
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ive-become-more-humble_704715.html Obama: I've 'Become More Humble' 2:08 PM, Feb 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama admitted today in a Virginia speech that he's "become more humble": "But in order for us to make that happen I'm going to need you. You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know," said Obama.
  • OUTRAGE: DHS Releases 'Thousands' of Illegal Aliens from Prison - Citing 'Budget Cuts'

    02/26/2013 1:37:41 PM PST · by montag813 · 67 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-26-2013 | John Hill
    "Big Sis" betrayed her fellow Arizonans - and all Americans - today by releasing criminal aliens into communities from coast-to-coast-by John HillStand With Arizona Despite potential budget cuts being 4 days away and Congress and the Administration have been negotiating to avoid them, the Department of Homeland Security has already started releasing hundreds of illegal aliens held in local jails in anticipation of automatic "sequestration" cuts - out of a planned total of more than 10,000 aliens to be released. Sources tell Stand With Arizona that DHS has "34,000 beds" for illegal aliens, meaning that Secretary Janet Napolitano is releasing...
  • Skyfall: Starring Chicken Little Now Playing All Across America

    02/26/2013 1:50:39 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 2-26-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Why must Republicans always play defense? Seemingly on the wrong side of any argument? Education; you? The pending sequester cuts have the President and his minions, like a flock of Chicken Littles, running to and fro, spinning tales of planes falling out of the sky.  For some reason - whether they’re too polite, too incredulous or just too inept - I barely hear a peep from the loyal opposition. So I wrote this little story to help Republicans explain the scale of sequester cuts to their constituents and hopefully help them put things in perspective: George Finds Out He’s getting...
  • Obama Releases ‘Waves’ of Illegal Aliens From Holding Centers

    02/26/2013 12:55:53 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Jammie
    The federal government released groups of illegal immigrants from custody across the country Monday at the same time the White House was making its case that impending budget cuts would harm efforts to protect the border and enforce federal immigration laws. Advocates reported “waves” of illegal immigrants being released from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana. U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night but would not say how many or from which detention centers. Sure, it’s not as if we have the right to know this stuff. Welcome to...
  • Obama: "You Can't Do Things By Yourself"

    02/26/2013 12:03:55 PM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | February 26, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    "You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know," Obama said."
  • For sale: President Barack Obama

    02/26/2013 11:26:01 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-25-13 | DrJohn
    What does a guy who whined endlessly about unlimited big money groups do? Become one of them. Barack Obama has become Karl Rove. The left has been highly critical of Rove and his American Crossroads organization and now Obama has formed a mirror image group of his own, but this entity is vastly different. Rove isn't President. "Obama for America" has transformed into "Organizing for Action" Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama begins his second term in the White House, the remaining structure of his re-election campaign will re-launch as a new political organization with a mission to advocate...
  • Obama Releases ‘Waves’ of Illegal Aliens From Holding Centers

    02/26/2013 10:52:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Jammiewf.com ^ | 2/26/13 | Jammie
    We suppose the “logic” behind this lunacy is the dreaded 2.3% federal budget cut coming our way this Friday. The only surprise is helpful Obama aides weren’t there to sign them up for driver’s licenses and EBT cards. They probably took care of that before releasing this wave of criminal upon unsuspecting Americans. The federal government released groups of illegal immigrants from custody across the country Monday at the same time the White House was making its case that impending budget cuts would harm efforts to protect the border and enforce federal immigration laws. Advocates reported “waves” of illegal immigrants...
  • U.S. Releases “Waves” of Illegal Immigrants from Custody

    02/26/2013 10:49:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 26, 2013
    Never one to let a crisis go to waste, President Obama is using impending budget cuts to justify releasing “waves” of illegal immigrants from detention centers throughout the country. Groups of illegal aliens have been freed this week from facilities in Texas, Florida and Louisiana, according to a mainstream newspaper story that quotes advocates reporting “waves” being released. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed the secret liberation program, but wouldn’t say how many illegal immigrants were let go or what facilities they came from. One appreciative illegal immigrant, Manuel Perez, actually issued a statement after getting released from a...
  • A normal person’s perspective on the Sequester...Or How I Came to Love the Sequester

    02/26/2013 10:22:22 AM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-26-13 | Vince
    Everett Dirksen famously said “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money.” If his billion here and billion there added up to $44 billion then he’d have been talking about the Sequester that seems to be everywhere in the news today. For those not familiar with the Sequester, it is the mandatory cut in federal spending set to take place on March 1st. President Obama essentially warned that the country would likely come to a screeching halt if the mandated cuts actually occurred. Among the damage would be: thousands of teachers and firefighters losing their jobs,...
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk Fights Perceptions as Stock Drops

    02/26/2013 9:58:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 26, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    Taxpayer-supported Tesla, recipient of a $465 million stimulus loan guarantee to produce yet another electric toy car (the Model S) for rich people, reported its 4th quarter earnings last week. The word from billionaire CEOElon Musk (Flickr photo: Jurvetson) was, “ we’ll do better next quarter – promise.” That’s a paraphrase, but nonetheless Tesla’s announcement fell short of most Wall Street analysts’ expectations. The company lost $90 million for the quarter as it ramped up production to fill pre-orders, paying workers to put in an average of 68 hours per week in December. On Thursday the company suffered the biggest...
  • Wave of Immigrants Released Ahead of Automatic Budget Cuts

    02/26/2013 9:06:13 AM PST · by tje · 59 replies
    New Yawk Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released a wave of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country in an effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said. The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however: The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said.
  • Case-Shiller House Prices Rises Slightly (Driven By LA and Vegas), SeaQuestRation Looms

    02/26/2013 8:50:05 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/26/2003 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The housing news out this morning was all good, by historic standards. The S&P Case-Shiller house price index was released today and showed an increase of 0.88% (although you can barley see it on the chart). The slight rise was driven by Los Angeles an Las Vegas. New home sales in January surprised to the upside by 15.6%, but it remains low by historic standards. However, houses for sales remained the same. The median price for new home sales fell -9.37%. Consumer confidence rose to 69.60, despite the media rhetoric about the “savage and draconian” sequestration cuts. That I can...
  • Iran "Hacks" MOOchelle Obama's Oscar Frock & We Don't Have Enough Money to Fight Back

    02/26/2013 8:45:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-26-2013 | MOTUS
    I see that Big Guy’s on the road again today. He’s campaigning against his it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time sequester. On second thought, it looks like that 2 cent solution will grind the the transportation system (not to mention your vacation at national parks) to a halt, along with the rest of the economy; which is apparently chugging along just swell otherwise, thank you very much.   At $1.25 each, don’t expect life to go around handing out lemons anymore. Find something else to suck on. So, Big Guy wants you to call/write/email/text your Congressmen and Senators to badger them to do things Big...
  • The Libruls are Winning. How Can We Win Instead?

    02/26/2013 8:26:51 AM PST · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 25, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Offer free reverse-lobotomies? Probably not. This is a rant. So sue me. A Hell of a Lot!The problemsAn article at American Thinker is titled Three Reasons Conservatives are Losing the Battle for America. Although it struck me as excessively repetitive it's probably correct for the most part and well worth reading. The "legitimate media"(AKA Department of Information) are substantially dominated by libruls and present all of the news that fits their world view. Libruls want nothing to do with anything, or anybody, conservative and shut their ears, eyes and therefore minds accordingly. Political correctness is running amok, which limits not...
  • I Don't Need No Stinkin' Call Boxes Or Whistles: I've Got My "2nd Amendment Safe Zone"

    02/26/2013 8:06:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-20-2013 | MOTUS
    You see, ladies, if you would just stay in the Designated Safe Zones, and stay out of the Authorized Rape Zone, everything would be just fine. “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop...