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  • VP Biden Says “Assault Weapons” Ban is Just the Beginning, Semi-Automatics are for the Military

    03/28/2013 11:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Erik Soderstrom ^ | March 28, 2013 | Erik
    JOE BIDEN: And lastly, but not least, the Assault Weapons ban and the limitation on the size of magazines, let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning. We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets. That’s the message that the retired admirals and generals have spoken to us about. The comment one of them used was: if you want to learn how to use a semi-automatic weapon, join the United States military, but these are weapons of war, and we believe there’s no rational reason why someone would need a...
  • Home-schooling family who fled to U.S. from Germany face deportation

    03/28/2013 11:12:58 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2013 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is arguing in federal court that a homeschooling family from Germany should be deported back to their homeland, despite what they say is religious persecution. The German government prevented Uwe and Hannelore Romeike from teaching their five children at home instead of sending them to government-run schools, fining them and threatening to prosecute them if they don't obey. When they took their three oldest children out of school in 2006, police showed up at their house within 24 hours, only leaving after a group of supporters showed up and organized a quick protest. But their legal troubles...
  • The End of Barak Obama? (alarmist video - anyone seen it?)

    03/28/2013 10:46:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    pro.stansberryresearch.com ^ | unknown | http://pro.stansberryresearch.com
    Video at link claims to have information about scandal which could halt American way of life. Anyone seen it? " A wealthy Maryland journalist (who's neither a Democrat or Republican) has exposed a scandal brewing within the current Administration. He says it could ruin Obama's entire Presidency... and would also result in some of the most dramatic changes to ordinary American life in more than 50 years.
  • Mark Levin: Obama trying to nationalize election process

    03/28/2013 8:59:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/28/13 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin opened his show tonight discussing Obama’s new executive order to create an election commission to study problems that Obama says exist on the local and state level, like people standing in line too long in waiting to vote. But Levin wants to know where the evidence exists to substantiate these so-called problems. In fact, he believes that Obama is trying to nationalize the election process so the federal government will have more control over it. Here’s an short excerpt: In the ratification debates in the states, after the Constitutional Convention ended, after they sent draft copies of the...
  • Obama creates panel to recommend state election law changes

    03/28/2013 6:54:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House announced Thursday the formation of a nine-seat Presidential Commission on Election Administration tasked with recommending changes to states’ election laws by the end of September. “The Commission shall identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to promote the efficient administration of elections in order to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles,” said Obama’s executive order, issued March 28. State elections are conducted by states, usually under state laws. However, the federal Congress has the constitutional authority to “any...
  • Part Three: The Law Enforcement Provision

    03/27/2013 7:04:25 PM PDT · by butterdezillion · 53 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | March 27, 2013 | butterdezillion
    Part Three: The Law Enforcement Provision Part 1 documented deliberate red flags placed into Virginia Sunahara’s fabricated death certificate by a HDOH worker, which is presumably that worker’s protest at being ordered to illegally falsify records. Similar red flags are found in the BC’s of Ah Nee and Obama (more on Obama’s later). Part 2 documented that 4 of the 6 Aug 1961 BC#’s on legal documents issued by the HDOH could not have been the BC’s originally assigned in 1961. The anomalous BC#’s revealed so far belong to Virginia Sunahara, Johanna Ah Nee, Barack Obama, and Stig Waidelich. Obama’s...
  • Barack (Hussein) Obama to unveil budget on April 10

    03/28/2013 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NDTV ^ | 3/29/13
    Washington: US President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited budget for the fiscal year 2014 on April 10, two months after he was required by law to do so, the White House said on Thursday. Obama's fiscal blueprint has been held up by successive showdowns between the White House and Republicans in Congress on taxation and spending. House of Representatives Republicans and Senate Democrats have passed dueling budgets in their respective chambers, and Obama's version will set off a new round of wrangling on how best to cut the deficit.
  • New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits

    03/28/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency. The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office. H.J. Res. 15 proposes “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”
  • FAA chief says drones will force change at agency (30,000 drones by 2020)

    03/28/2013 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    LAS VEGAS — For the Federal Aviation Administration, regulating the skies is about to get much more complicated. The FAA’s acting administrator, Michael P. Huerta, told drone industry leaders gathered in Las Vegas on Tuesday that the agency is poised to “realign” itself to prepare for the coming explosion of unmanned aerial vehicles. They’re now available only to military and law enforcement, but the FAA will begin granting personal and commercial licenses in 2015. It estimates that there could be as many as 30,000 drones flying above the U.S. by 2020.
  • Obama administration moves ahead with sweeping rules requiring cleaner gasoline

    03/28/2013 4:27:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | march 28, 2013 | Juliet Eilperin
    The Environmental Protection Agency will move ahead Friday with rules requiring cleaner gasoline and cars nationwide, despite fierce protests from the oil industry and some conservative Democrats, according to several individuals briefed on the matter. The proposed rules — which had been stuck in regulatory limbo since December 2011 in the face of intense political opposition — would cut the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline by two-thirds and impose fleetwide pollution limits on new vehicles by 2017. The regulation enjoys support from auto companies, state regulators, environmental groups and equipment manufacturers. But oil industry officials and their congressional allies...
  • Obama to Congress: Don’t ‘Get Squishy’ on Gun Bill

    03/28/2013 2:48:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 3/28/2013 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    President Barack Obama pushed back Thursday against suggestions that the prospects for passing federal gun-control measures are fading, admonishing Congress not to “get squishy” on the issue. The president, who appeared frustrated by lawmakers’ lack of action, made a forceful plea to remember the horror of the December massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and to take steps aimed at preventing future gun violence. “Less than 100 days ago that happened, and the entire country was shocked,” Mr. Obama said. “And the entire country pledged we would do something about it and that this time would be different....
  • Harry Reid’s New Gun Control Bill Is Designed To Destroy Gun Ownership

    03/28/2013 3:45:51 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Since Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) massive gun control bill is going down in flames due to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) decision to stop it in its tracks, that didn’t mean that the gun grab was over. In fact, that seems to have been all political theater. The real threat comes in Harry Reid’s own S 649 bill, or as its innocuous title is referred to as Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. It’s anything but safe for communities, schools or freedom and has sweeping legislation that has the potential to destroy gun ownership in America. Because of...
  • CBO: Food Stamp Rolls Estimated to Hit Historic High

    03/28/2013 3:54:55 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    There are more Americans today collecting food stamps than ever before, and that number is expected to rise steadily for the rest of the year, according to the CBO. The Wall Street Journal reports: The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery. Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget analysts think participation...
  • Wrong Again: Obama Claims 40% Of Gun Sales Done Without Background Check

    03/28/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    During his March 28 comments on "gun violence," President Obama once again claimed that 40% of gun purchases take place without a background check. The claim is meant to apply to new gun sales and is patently false, as Breitbart News demonstrated when Obama first used the 40% figure during a speech on Jan. 16. As Breitbart News explained then, many gun grabbers get the "40%" figure from a 2011 study by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, titled: "Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation Into Illegal Online Gun Sales."
  • Jim Rogers: 'Run for the Hills,' I'm Doing It

    03/28/2013 3:32:10 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    The EU/IMF precedent of raiding bank accounts in Cyprus to bail out the country's financial system sets a dangerous precedent and investors should "run for the hills" said investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, on "Squawk on the Street" Thursday. Rogers said that with Cyprus, politicians are saying that this is a special case and urging people not to worry, but that is exactly why investors should be concerned. "What more do you need to know? Please, you better hurry, you better run for the hills. I'm doing it anyway," Rogers said. "I want to make sure that I...
  • Americans with Venereal Diseases Could Surpass Those with Jobs...

    03/28/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3/27/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Over a third of Americans have a venereal disease, according to the CDC. At the present rate, those who have problems with their personal equipment will surpass those with jobs by the end of Obama’s second term. The CDC finding that 110,197,000 Americans have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) was reported by CNS News. In 2008, the last year reported, 19.8 million Americans contracted STIs. “CDC’s new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone,” said a CDC fact...
  • Obama BANS U.S. government from buying Chinese-made computer technology over cyber-attack fears

    03/28/2013 3:13:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/28/13 | Damien Gayle
    President Obama has hit back at Beijing's alleged hacking campaign against U.S. businesses by banning government from buying Chinese computer technology. The new rule, which was buried in a spending bill signed this week, comes after a string of hacks traced back to China hit some of America's most important companies. It will only be in effect until the end of the fiscal year on September 30,
  • Jim Rogers: Taking people's bank accounts is going to happen

    03/28/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 82 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/28/2013 | : Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    On March 28, billionaire investor Jim Rogers appeared as a guest on the CNBC program, Squawk on the Street. During the four minute interview, Rogers was pointedly asked if what occurred in Cyprus was a one time deal, or if this is now a template for the future of Western economies and banks. Without hesitation, Rogers said that this is going to happen, and taking people's money from their bank accounts is a certainty as both the IMF and ECB have already condoned it in their precedent. CNBC Host Carl Quintinella: What's your appetite on Europe at these levels? Jim...
  • Rove: Obama a ‘Minor Actor’ in DC as His Power Wanes

    03/28/2013 12:31:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 11:28 AM | Dan Weil
    President Barack Obama’s influence is disappearing to the point that he is just a “minor actor on Capitol Hill” and even Democrats believe he is doing little but get in the way, Karl Rove has charged. “No president is ever irrelevant, but less than 10 weeks into his second term Mr. Obama’s power is waning,” Rove writes in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal. “Even members of his own party view him as an obstacle to getting things done.” …
  • Obama’s executive order: Panel to form ‘best practices’ election guide for states

    03/28/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama is issuing a new executive order on Thursday aimed at cracking down on election problems — but specifics are still scarce. Read between the lines of the group’s mission statement, and it seems the group will be overseeing state election laws, to at least some degree. Politico reports Mr. Obama’s order creates a new presidential commission on election body, co-chaired by two lawyers, Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsburg. Mr. Bauer served on the campaign of Mr. Obama in 2012; Mr. Ginsberg, on Mitt Romney’s campaign, Politico says.
  • Obama to sign order creating election reform commission

    03/28/2013 11:03:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 98 replies
    The executive order will direct the commission to produce a report for Obama within six months of its first public meeting, principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said. The panel will be tasked with considering "a variety of ways to shorten lines and promote the efficient conduct of elections" and its findings will be "intended to serve as a best practices guide for state and local election officials to improve voters' experience at the polls under their existing election laws."
  • Obama moves to 'shame' Congress into approving gun control package

    03/28/2013 10:43:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2013
    <p>President Obama moved Thursday to put the muscle of the White House and his network of supporters behind a gun control package tracking toward the Senate floor, calling on voters to pressure Congress into backing it as the proposal runs into resistance on Capitol Hill.</p>
  • One These Is Extremely Offensive To A Liberal's Religious Sensibilities...

    03/28/2013 10:07:51 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-28-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This controversy has been bubbling for a couple of days, if you missed it you can see the story here.
  • LIVE VIDEO: Obama delivers gun violence remarks [Gee, What a Coincidence!]

    03/28/2013 9:02:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    KERO-TV ^ | 3/28/13
    Obama is to deliver remarks on gun violence today from the White House.....
  • Biden and Megan "McRINO" McCain Get New Reality TV Shows Proving That "Reality Bites"!

    03/28/2013 9:21:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-28-2013 | MOTUS
    Did you hear the big bipartisan media news? Two, count ‘em, TWO new politically based reality shows! One is a Democrat and the other is a McRino. First, on the Democrat side of the aisle: Being Biden is sponsored by the Big White, in response to one of our most popular Big White petition’s ever, demanding a Joey B reality TV show to reveal “the lighthearted side of politics in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates.” Joey, lightheartedly evolving on gay marriage (SNIP) I’m not at liberty to say who submitted that petition because you’re not supposed to...
  • Will Politics or Law Govern Upcoming Ruling on GM Creditor Case?

    03/28/2013 9:20:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 28, 2013 | Mark Modica
    There has been an important story brewing over the past several months regarding General Motors' flawed bankruptcy process that has been widely ignored by the media. GM may have to readdress its 2009 bankruptcy settlement due to a lawsuit by a group of GM creditors against hedge funds over a settlement involving the company's Nova Scotia debt. The creditors brought to light the fact that the company did not have its ducks in a row at the time of its 2009 bankruptcy filing and allege that GM was still in the middle of backroom negotiations with hedge funds beyond the...
  • Squatters, Looters Overrun Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Communities

    03/28/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/27/13
    Staten Island residents already suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy say they are now seeing their neighborhoods infiltrated by squatters and looters. As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday, when darkness sets in on Wavecrest Street in New Dorp, people say squatters make their move – crashing empty homes wrecked by the hurricane.
  • Larry Grathwohl: An Extraordinary Life from the Weather Underground to the FBI and beyond

    03/28/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-28-13 | Sher Zieve
    Larry Grathwohl is one of those increasingly rare individuals who has led a truly extraordinary life. However, after speaking with him I found that he is an unassuming and truly humble man who has a strong belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Larry Grathwohl BIO I joined the US Army in October of 1964 and after basic training I went through jump school and became a paratrooper assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. I went to Vietnam with the 1st Brigade as part of the 2 Battalion of the 502nd Infantry in July of 1965. I was...
  • What information is being collected on your kids through Common Core?

    03/28/2013 5:57:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies
    Glenn has spent a lot of time over the past few weeks exposing some of the education initiatives in states across the country that are indoctrinating kids into the radical progressive agenda. Today, Glenn discussed an issue tied into Common Core that many people aren’t aware of: data mining.“We cover many important stories and topics on this program, but I don’t think any could be more important than what we are covering tonight: the progressive takeover of America’s schools,” Glenn said.Glenn spent the opening minutes of the monologue reviewing the scary pieces of legislation that have allowed the government access...
  • Americans Are Migrating To More Free Republican States

    03/28/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/28/2013 | John Merline
    Americans are migrating from less-free liberal states to more-free conservative states, where they are doing better economically, according to a new study published Thursday by the George Washington University's Mercatus Center. The "Freedom in the 50 States" study measured economic and personal freedom using a wide range of criteria, including tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and state laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control, education choice and more.
  • White House Yawns As ObamaCare Premium Spikes Loom

    03/28/2013 5:15:37 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/27/2013 | IBD Staff
    Insurance: News this week that ObamaCare will cause a huge spike in insurance claims in the individual market — and result in sky-high premium hikes — was bad enough. Worse still was the administration's response. A study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries said that health claims will shoot up an average 32% under ObamaCare. Some states will see claims rise as much as 80%, while just five states could see them drop a little. [snip] So what is the administration's response? A big yawn.
  • Obamopoly!

    03/28/2013 3:24:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism by having the government take over everything!  Like it or not, you're already playing... and not winning.
  • Obamacare Funnels $75 Million to Planned Parenthood to Push Sex on Kids

    03/27/2013 8:55:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Paul Rondeau
    While the White House says sequestration has eliminated funds for children touring the White House, President Obama has no problem spending $350 million federal tax dollars for sexual indoctrination programs starting in kindergarten for those same children. This is not your grandmother’s sex education about how things work and what can go “wrong.” In fact, the exact opposite is the essence of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP): Obamacare funnels $75 million annually into PREP, which must be used exclusively for Planned Parenthood-style “comprehensive” sex ed programs where no type of sex is wrong and the only sexual behavior PP...
  • LA Archbishop Gomez keeps Mahony's promise to push for immigration reform

    03/27/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    Take Two ^ | March 27th, 2013, 7:35am | Charles Castaldi
    President Obama said he expects Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill next month. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has played a key role in advocating for change. Before he was stripped of his duties for mishandling sex abuse cases, Cardinal Roger Mahony was a leading voice on immigration reform. snip Salas says that Mahony’s successor, Archbishop Jose Gomez, might not be speaking at rallies as much and certainly maintains a lower public profile, but he is very active in pushing for immigration reform. “I was in a meeting with President Obama a couple of weeks ago at the White House...
  • Obama, GOP senators plan a second dinner

    03/27/2013 5:07:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 27, 2013 5:34 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month. Obama dined with a dozen GOP senators earlier this month at a hotel near the White House. …
  • Johnny Isakson organizing GOP dinner with Obama

    03/27/2013 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Dacula · 8 replies
    AJC - Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 5:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is making another date with Senate Republicans, and Johnny Isakson is playing party planner.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama Possibly Involved in Illegal Syrian Arms Running Scandal! (Video)

    03/27/2013 4:37:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 3-27-2013 | Bookworm
    The CIA is notorious for its disastrous, damaging failures. In the 1950s, the CIA’s meddling in Iran politics led to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, creating a nation that is our implacable enemy. In the 1960s, the CIA carried out the embarrassing Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. In the 1980s, the CIA it was responsible for the Iran-Contra scandal that nearly wrecked Reagan’s presidency. In the 1980s, the CIA entirely missed the fact that the Soviet Union was collapsing. And in 2001 it was as surprised as anyone by the 9/11 attack. One would think that, with this track...
  • Local gun sales not slowing - yet (Colorado)

    03/27/2013 4:19:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Demand for ammunition, handguns and large-capacity gun magazines remains heavy, local stores say. The buying frenzy continues more than three months after national and state Democrats began calling for more gun controls. Sales still are going "through the roof," says Nancy Johnson, manager of Johnson's Sport & Ski at 315 Court St., one of the city's oldest sporting goods stores.
  • White House warns GOP against filibuster on gun control bill

    03/27/2013 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 73 replies
    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday criticized three Senate Republicans who have threatened to filibuster Senate gun control legislation. Carney said a filibuster would be “unfortunate” and would send the wrong message to the families of gun violence victims.
  • Palin Reloads for 2014 Elections with SarahPAC Video

    03/27/2013 12:32:29 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | by Tony Lee 27 Mar 2013, 11:35 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    In a sign of how active Sarah Palin intends to be in influencing the 2014 elections, SarahPAC, Sarah Palin's Political Action Committee, released a video on Wednesday meant to ignite independents, conservatives, and Tea Partiers for the 2014 midterm elections. These voters propelled Republican candidates in the historic 2010 midterm elections that saw Republicans take back the House of Representatives on the backs of Tea Party voters. ... The video also features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praising Palin for her fearlessness and being instrumental in electing senators such as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Jeff Flake, Deb Fischer, Cruz...
  • Another email from nobama: You can be damned sure this isn't going to stop

    03/27/2013 1:48:10 PM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies
    email | Wed, March 27, 2013 | Jim Messina (Satan)
    Friend -- I want to make one thing absolutely clear: We're up against a whole lot more than just opposition in Congress. We're up against interest groups with money to burn -- organizations willing to drop every last penny they have to stop President Obama's agenda in its tracks. We're already seeing it on gun violence, and immigration reform -- they're going to spend millions to throw a wrench in the works of progress. You can be damned sure that this is not going to stop. Organizing for Action is going to shift the balance of power in Washington back...
  • Olson to Sotomayor: banning polygamy is a conduct-based ban; for gays it would be status-based

    03/27/2013 1:50:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    3/27/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    What? Olson tries to make a distinction without making a difference. After Sotomayor asked this question, basically: if marriage is about equality, for consenting adults (consenting adults mind you, she was clear with that), then what is to keep consenting adult polygamists from marrying? Should they have "equality" too? Hence, Olson's reply that to prohibit gay marriage would be status-based discrimination, whereas prohibiting polygamy would be conduct-based. But I distinctinctly remember that when sodomy laws were overturned, the argument used then was that no state had a right to infringe upon homosexual's conduct behind closed doors.
  • Anti-Birther Dr. Conspiracy Says The Presidential Natural Born Citizen Clause Is No Longer Relevant

    From Dr. Conspiracy March 27, 2013 at 9:11 am Based on my reading of the debates on Presidential eligibility and other commentary, my opinion is that the concerns that prompted the NBC clause are no longer relevant as our form or government is no longer novel...
  • One-Third of Illegal Aliens Released by ICE in Florida Have Criminal Records

    03/27/2013 11:39:07 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-27-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Releasing illegal alien criminals - it's not just for Arizona anymore... In a political hissy fit, the Obama administration canceled White House tours and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released thousands of detainees ahead of the implementation of sequestration, all in attempt to make the public “feel” the effects of the forced spending cuts. But effort has largely backfired on Obama from a public relations standpoint, with children being denied access to “the people’s house” and the American public outraged at the potential harm from the release of illegal immigrant...
  • Doubling Down on Hate

    03/27/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 3/26/2013 | David French
    Three weeks ago we gave Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government a $250 million economic stimulus package, and this week we decided to double-down in our national support for anti-Semites by giving the Palestinian Authority its own $500 million bonus.
  • Hump Day Noows Roundup: New Head of Royal Palace Guard, The War On Eagles & Kerry's Brain Injury

    03/27/2013 10:15:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-27-2013 | MOTUS
    Most alphabet journ-O-lists like to wrap up the week on Saturday or Sunday giving their own “unique spin” on the week’s news. Butt, as you know, I’m not most alphabet journ-O-lists. Let’s get started with my new, journ-O-list style feature: Hump Day Noows Roundup. Up first, Changing Our Royal Palace Guard: On Tuesday, Big Guy named veteran Secret Service agent Lilly Raines as the Royal Palace Guard’s first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal. Incoming Royal Palace Guard Director, Lilly Raines Veteran SS agent Lilly Raines, along...
  • Study: Health law to raise claims cost 32 percent (Now we get to read what's in it)

    03/27/2013 8:08:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    msn ^ | 3/27/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. What does that mean for you? It could increase premiums for at least some Americans. If you are uninsured, or you buy your policy directly from an insurance company, you should pay attention. But if you have an employer plan, like most workers and their families, odds are you don't have much to worry about. The estimates from the Society of Actuaries could turn into a political headache for the Obama administration...
  • Obama using the IRS for blackmail as well as intimidation?

    03/27/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/13 | Doug Book
    In September of 2011, 60 million health records involving 10 million Americans were illegally confiscated by members of the IRS. The theft took place at an unidentified place of business in California. Referring to itself as the John Doe Company in a lawsuit filed last week against the 15 IRS agents who took part, plaintiffs claim that “no search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS...
  • In Murphy v. Ramsey (1885) SCOTUS defined marriage as "the union of one man and one woman..."

    03/27/2013 9:37:31 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies
    3/27/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    In Murphy v. Ramsey, SCOTUS defined marriage as "The union for life of one man and one woman in the holy estate of matrimony." In Maynard v. Hill, SCOTUS spoke of marriage as being between one man and one woman. Remember, liberals, Stari Decisis....right? Chuck E. Cheese Schumer seems to like to invoke those words whenever it suits him. Marriage should be redefined, and those that are against redefining it are bigots? Then why are liberals bigotted against consenting ADULT Polygamists? Marriage is about love and equality? Then why don't liberals love consenting adult polygamists/polygamy and desire equality for them,...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/27/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by safetysign · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/26/20113 | Daniel Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas. Obama Photo AP / Steven Senne The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. "Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN...