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  • The Grounding of Big Government

    06/02/2013 4:31:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Greg Gutfeld
    You remember near the end of the Monty Python flick, The Meaning of Life-- that scene featuring Mr. Creasote? He’s the morbidly obese freak who gorges on food, until finally, after eating a mint offered by the waiter, completely explodes, sending his guts in all directions. I was a senior in high school when I saw it, and I remember it clearly. I skipped dinner that night.And I remember the scene now, as I’ve watched this IRS scandal unfold. I keep thinking about that mint, and that this scandal is that mint.
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • On Benghazi and 'Expendible Faggots'

    05/10/2013 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Marathoner · 55 replies
    Ann Barnhardt ^ | May 10, 2013 | Ann Barnhardt
    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, along with the rest of the regime players, murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens. It was a hit. It wasn't incompetence. It wasn't deer-in-the-headlights collective inaction. It wasn't a kidnapping plot gone wrong. It was a hit. The whole incompetence argument is simply the domain of moral and intellectual cowards who insist upon seeing the world through rose colored glasses and deny objective reality. My contempt for these people knows no bounds. It's one thing to be stupid. It is quite another to be a coward. Cowardice is a pure moral choice. This is why courage is...
  • Ed Begley Jr.: Obama ‘Should Die With His Boots’ on’ Fighting Climate Change

    03/14/2013 4:50:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 11, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    CNSNews.com) - Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. said President Barack Obama needs to do more to combat climate change, adding he needs to "die with his boots on in some of these things." “I think he needs to do more. I think he should die with his boots on in some of these things and just go down swinging on some of these important things, like Keystone I don’t think should be approved. I think there’s other ways we can get energy,” Begley told the Huffington Post last week when asked whether the president has done enough to...
  • Senior Homeland Security Official - retirement On Day Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Were Freed

    02/27/2013 8:19:11 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
    Senior Homeland Security Official Announces Retirement On Day Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Were Freed Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated PressFebruary 27, 2013, 6:17 PMWASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his retirement the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire. Gary Mead, executive associate director over enforcement and removal operations...
  • Huma Abedin: Working for the Coming Caliphate?

    12/05/2012 5:25:43 AM PST · by Katechon · 23 replies
    In-Extremis | December 5 | Katechon
    The basic condition for Sharia is an islamic state, or . This condition is mostly absent in the West, and is even lacking throughout the wider Muslim world, except in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, provinces of Afghanistan and Pakistan. A Caliphate has not ruled in the Muslim world since at least the demise of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924. The project of the Muslim Brotherhood is to reinstate a Caliphate. Al-Qaradawi is the undisputed leader of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, the movement's uber-authority. Based in Qatar, his ultimate, avowed goal is to have the islamic law (Sharia) enforced...
  • Maybe voters didn’t know their lives really did depend on the outcome

    11/10/2012 10:03:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/9/2012 | Doug Book
    Many have called the 2012 election the most important in their lifetime. But in citing the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs, gas prices, healthcare and the burgeoning corruption of the American judiciary, political pundits may have universally ignored the real threat to the American public and the reason it was imperative to remove the Obama Regime from power. It happened back in March. Republican representative Tom Graves of Georgia asked FBI Director Robert Mueller whether the Administration’s “…policy of extra-judicial killings of American citizens abroad could also apply in the United States.” Incredibly, Mueller responded “I have to go back. Uh,...
  • Darpa Gets a New Boss, and Solyndra Is in Her Past

    07/10/2012 8:29:21 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies
    Digg ^ | 07/10/12 | Noah Shachtman
    Until last year, Arati Prabhakar worked for the venture capitalists who backed Solyndra, the green-tech firm that imploded in a scandal described by Mitt Romney as an example of the White House’s ”crony capitalism.” Now Prabhakar has a new job, this one in the Obama administration: running the Pentagon’s most important research agency. But being the geek-in-chief requires investing billions on risky, high-tech bets that aren’t so different from Solyndra.
  • Regulated to Death – the stealth jobs killer

    05/20/2012 6:05:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    "But, in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes."Ben Franklin If Ben Franklin were around today, he would likely amend the above statement to include the certainty of government regulation.  A new report by the Heritage Foundation says that in today's America, regulation costs are a far greater burden than taxes.  If the current trend of rapidly increasing regulatory burden by the Obama Administration continues, it will hasten the death of the once great American free-market economy. According to a newly released Heritage Foundation analysis, the annual cost of federal regulations ($1.752 trillion) is...
  • Bill Daley Resigns and Budget Director Jack Lew Takes Over

    01/09/2012 12:09:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 19 replies
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Bill Daley tells ABC News that he resigned last week as chief of staff, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Senior administration officials confirm that Jacob “Jack” Lew, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the new chief of staff. Daley was brought in to replace Rahm Emanuel, but in November his role was “changed,” with more power given to senior adviser Pete Rouse. At the time White House officials insisted the move was in no way a demotion, but it certainly wasn’t a vote of confidence. [...]
  • "Going Galt’: Hedge Broker Shuts Down Firm With Chilling Letter About the Market"

    11/18/2011 8:32:37 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 35 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11182011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    "Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global. Knowing Jon Corzine, and knowing the abject lawlessness and contempt for humanity of the Marxist Obama regime and its cronies, this is not really a surprise."
  • The terrible legacy of California's Propositions 10 and 13

    10/29/2011 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/29/2011 | Jerry Todd
    Bloomberg News’ Christopher Palmeri recently wrote of the legacy of Proposition 13 still hovering over California. It has far too often been said that “As goes California, so goes the nation.” 33 year old Proposition 13 has become a broad generic term for tax revolt. Palmeri reports that at least 20 states have followed the 13 lemming. Tax reform was needed, but it has become apparent that 13 was not the right formula. However, there was far more to that 1978 election than Proposition 13 – its evil stepsister was Proposition 10 promoted by the banking industry. I wised up...
  • White House state dinner menu

    10/13/2011 4:15:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    Politico.com/blogs ^ | 10/13/11 | Karin Tanabe
    There’s no celebrity chef tasked with whipping up Thursday night’s state dinner honoring President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak, but the menu is still mouth-watering. For the dinner held in the East Room, Executive Chef Cris Comerford and Pastry Chef William Yosses will serve the following, according to the White House via POLITICO 44: First Course Butternut Squash Bisque, Honey Poached Cranberries, Virginia Cured Ham, Pumpkin Seed Praline, Crème Fraiche Second Course Early Fall Harvest Salad on Daikon Sheets, Masago Rice Pearl Crispies, Rice Wine Vinaigrette Main Course Texas Wagyu Beef, Orange-Ginger Fondue, Sauteed Kale, Roasted Kabocha Squash Dessert Chocolate...
  • We the People - Your Voice in our Government (coming soon from obozo regime)

    09/16/2011 4:06:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Sept. 2011 | Obama
    Throughout our history Americans have used petitions to unite around issues they care about. We the People provides you with a new way to petition the federal government to take action on a range of issues. And if your petition attracts enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it is sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response. Learn More | Be the First to Know When We the People Launches Step #1 Create or Sign a Petition Anyone 13 or older can create or sign a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking the Obama Administration to...
  • Democracy?: Hating America and Rejecting Peace with Israel Portrayed as Virtuous

    08/11/2011 4:48:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/11/2011 | Barry Rubin
    This Is What Democracy Looks Like?: Hating America and Rejecting Peace with Israel Portrayed as Virtuous It’s fascinating to see not only the Middle East going backward but Western analysts and officials cheering on a return to even more war and terrorism. A good example is “In Tumult, New Hope for Palestinian Cause” by Anthony Shadid and David D. Kirkpatrick in the New York Times. Let’s take one paragraph and see what it tells us: In all the tumult of the Arab revolts, one of the most striking manifestations of change is a rejuvenated embrace of the Palestinian cause. The...
  • On Mexico, Guns, Drugs, Borders (Obama Regime arming Los Zetas)

    07/30/2011 5:44:31 PM PDT · by Marathoner · 12 replies
    Ann Barnhardt website ^ | 7/30/2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    On Mexico, Guns, Drugs and Borders Posted by Ann Barnhardt - July 30, AD 2011 5:49 PM MST This is speculation, so take it as such. It is impossible to know for certain what another person or people are going to do until they do it, but when Vanna turns enough letters around on the board, you don’t need to buy any more vowels. I think the Obama regime is intentionally trying to get the Los Zetas drug cartel to overthrow the Mexican government, and do it fairly soon. This thesis is nothing new. If you want citations, do a...
  • Pre-Emptively Tying Things Together (Gunwalker)

    07/10/2011 7:34:26 PM PDT · by Marathoner · 31 replies
    Ann Barnhardt ^ | 7-10-2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    There is one more loose end that needs to be tied together regarding Gunwalker. In the last 2 1/2 months I have heard from very credible sources, who are unconnected, the same thing repeatedly - so frequently that it is truly frightening. There have been numerous, and I mean NUMEROUS, muslim plots to wage Mumbai-style attacks against churches and synagogues that have been foiled and thwarted in the U.S. within the last several years.
  • Military patrols start Friday night in downtown Columbus

    04/25/2011 9:52:15 AM PDT · by tisket · 54 replies
    WRBL News 3 ^ | April 22, 2011 | Sarah Panko
    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Starting at 10 o'clock Friday, two senior non-commissioned officers from Fort Benning will be on courtesy patrol. The soldiers will be wearing arm bands that read, "Courtesy Patrol."
  • Valerie Jarrett call is a secret to everyone

    03/17/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 3/17/11 | DAN BERMAN
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett has “exciting announcements” about small-business investments, but the Obama administration doesn’t want anyone reporting on it. The Energy Department sent out advisory of a conference call Thursday afternoon with Jarrett and other officials “for an update on our inter-agency collaboration on small business procurement and exciting announcements on upcoming events around the country.” DOE encourages recipients to “circulate this call information widely” to businesses in swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado. Even to New York and Washington, D.C. But the kicker: The “exciting call” itself is “off-the-record and is not for press...
  • The Green Dream Is an Economic Nightmare

    03/12/2011 2:01:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2011 | Gary Jason
    A rush of recent reports on energy has much to say about the fundamental foolishness of the green vision of energy production -- the vision long regnant in academia and the one that informs the Obama regime. The green vision -- really, the green dream or delusion -- is that the world is running out of fossil fuels, and we need to switch to so-called renewable/sustainable sources such as solar power, wind power, and biofuels. (These "renewable," allegedly low-pollution green options never include nuclear or hydroelectric power, both of which are proven to be cost-effective and clean -- an interesting...
  • Interior Department to revisit Bush-era oil shale plans

    02/16/2011 4:37:38 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Jennifer Dlouhy
    In response to a legal challenge by conservation groups, the Obama administration today launched a process to reconsider — and probably rewrite — a Bush-era plan for developing oil shale in the West. At issue are decisions by former President George W. Bush’s Interior Department to open roughly 2 million acres of land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to commercial oil shale leasing, while also approving regulations setting royalty rates for eventual production that critics blasted as too low. Under a court settlement filed today, more than a dozen groups, including the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense...
  • Oops!

    02/10/2011 2:58:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 10, 2011 | Richard Fernandez
    Although Saudi King Abdullah warned Barack Obama not to push Mubarak over the edge, according to reports by the Times of London, CIA director Leon Panetta believed the Egyptian president would step down.Just a few minutes ago, the New York Times reported that Mubarak refused to step down. Not only did the speech prove U.S. estimates wrong, it casts doubt over whether their game plan was ever working at all. Even as Mr. Mubarak spoke, angry chants were shouted from huge crowds in Cairo who had anticipated his resignation but were instead confronted with a plea from the president...
  • 'Stimulus' Snake Oil

    09/07/2010 2:32:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2010 | ALAN REYNOLDS
    A year after the US economy stopped falling, we are still mired in "the worst labor-market crisis since the Great Depression," writes Laura Tyson in The New York Times. Voicing the consensus of the left-liberal economic establishment -- she's reportedly a leading candidate to head up President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers -- Tyson argues that the US unemployment rate, still stuck at 9.6 percent, is reason to try "a second fiscal stimulus" to raise "aggregate demand." She's wrong in a number of illuminating ways. First, the highest unemployment rates are highly A year after the US economy stopped falling,...
  • The Party of Know-Nothings

    08/31/2010 3:30:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    "Ideas may be cut loose from experience in two senses: either they have no roots in experience, or they are not submitted to the test of experience. Either way, they are free to be foolish." So wrote Jeane Kirkpatrick in the Introduction to her landmark book, Dictatorships and Double Standards (New York, 1982, p. 10). Kirkpatrick's statement applies perfectly to the band of naïve idealists now in change of our government. The youthful dreamers guiding the Obama administration have almost no private-sector experience. Like Obama himself, the Cabinet and host of czars who direct policy have spent their lives in...
  • An odd envoy

    08/10/2010 2:12:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 10, 2010 | Editorial
    It's not sufficiently divisive, apparently, that a controversial imam wants to erect a mosque near Ground Zero; now the Obama folks have him conducting "outreach" to Arab countries on behalf of the United States -- and on the taxpayers' dime, no less. Can anything be more ill-considered? As Claudia Rosett first reported at Forbes.com, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is headed to the Arab world for a month-long "outreach" tour, courtesy of the State Department. His wife, Daisy Khan, is to make a similar trip. Just what they'll be doing -- their scheduled stops include Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain...
  • Unidentified reporter admits 'there is total control' of news about drug violence at the border

    08/01/2010 2:43:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    The free press has all but disappeared. The news is often little more than a means of controlling the message. Entire areas of the country have experienced an information blackout. Many frightened citizens rely on bloggers, face book, twitter and text messages as their only source of news and information. Open warfare rages below the Rio Grande. The Houston Chronicle reports that. "After years of relative calm, the gangland nightmare is back-and yet, barely a single mention of the clashes here has been made by local radio and television or newspapers. The city's journalists, having lost some of their own...
  • BP starts testing on leaky well cap

    07/15/2010 2:55:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 14, 2010 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — BP allayed last-minute government fears of making the disaster worse and began testing the new, tighter-fitting cap Wednesday that could finally choke off the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the disaster, said the government gave the go-ahead after carefully reviewing the risks. "What we didn't want to do is compound that problem by making an irreversible mistake," he said at the end of a 24-hour roller-coaster of hopes raised, hopes dashed and hopes raised again along the Gulf Coast. The cap - a...
  • Palin: Obama has America on the road to insolvency. Tax Policy, BP, Cap & Trade

    07/10/2010 11:23:36 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/10/2010 | Gary P.
    If anyone wonders why we so strongly support Sarah Palin, in every way possible, one look at this powerful interview should answer that question for all time. Appearing on Fox Business News’ Money Rocks, with Eric Bolling, Sarah gets right into the issues we are facing courtesy of the Obama regime. Pointing out Obama’s total absence of business experience, and lack of enough wisdom to surround himself with people who have any, Sarah talks about the destructive effect Obama’s policies are having on our nation. Not only are Americans about to be hit with the largest tax increase in world...
  • Elian Gonzalez and Immigration

    07/02/2010 8:58:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2010 | Bruce Walker
    The American government, over the last decade, has been notoriously remiss in keeping illegal aliens from crossing our border with Mexico. The Arizona Legislature recently passed a “controversial” law requiring that the existing federal immigration laws be enforced — prompting a threatened lawsuit from the federal government (for enforcing its own laws.) Ten years ago, however, President Clinton ordered a draconian enforcement of our immigration laws, and Clinton enforced our laws not against a career criminal but rather against a minor child. Elian Gonzalez and his mother sought desperate measures to leave the Workers’ Paradise of Castro’s Cuba to seek...
  • New financial regulation bill a farce

    06/27/2010 3:32:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 27, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    The financial reform that is about to be passed is a farce. Like so much in Washington, it is strictly for the tourists. The following article from Sox First provides commentary on the legislation: "You think the Obama administration's legislation to fix US financial regulation is going to change Wall Street? You're dreaming! Nothing has changed, investment banks are a protected species in the US. Hailed by some sections of the media as something that will put banks on a bigger leash, the reality it does nothing of the sort. It's just a massive con because of the way the...
  • Fannie and Freddie: still bleeding your $$

    06/23/2010 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2010 | SCOTT GARRETT
    Contrary to what the Obama administration would have you believe, the biggest recipients of taxpayer funds during the financial crisis have not been Wall Street banks -- but the toxic twins, mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And the House and Senate are now finalizing legislation to reform the financial sector -- yet the bill will leave the biggest bailout recipients untouched. In fact, Fannie and Freddie are guaranteed to continue siphoning money from American taxpayers. That's right: The Democratic majority in Congress has made no attempt to reform these two entities, which have already cost us $145 billion....
  • Judge rules against six month drilling ban, White House to appeal

    06/23/2010 3:09:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2010 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects that was imposed in response to the massive Gulf oil spill. Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore drilling rigs had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans to overturn the moratorium. President Barack Obama's administration has halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf. Feldman says in his ruling that the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the...
  • Reptile

    06/16/2010 6:56:56 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 55 replies · 657+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/16/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Obama’s speech on Tuesday night was widely disparaged, even by his fan base in the media, MSNBC , where thrills typically run down their legs when he speaks. But the speech is a vivid illustration of Obama’s personality. He’s cold, reptilian. The fact is that he doesn’t give damn about people. He’s in love with idea, concepts, and goals. The people who get hurt as he hurdles in the pursuit of his objectives are collateral damage. They’re expendable, in Lenin’s famous phrase, the eggs you break to make an omelet. The oil gushing into the Gulf from the broken BP...
  • Bachmann: Obama Exceeding Constitutional Authority in Ordering BP to Surrender Funds--'Extortion'

    06/16/2010 10:54:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies · 1,479+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 16, 2010 | Chistopher Neefus
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama is exceeding his legitimate constitutional authority in telling BP it must set up an independent fund, not controlled by the company, for compensating victims of the Gulf oil spill. She described the administration's policy as an action "that's all about extortion." "Private companies need to be held accountable but not necessarily to the executive branch," said Bachmann. "It seems to me there’s a misreading of the Constitution and a misunderstanding of jurisdictional limits from this White House on what the extent of executive power is. They don’t seem to understand that and it—now it seems that it’s all...
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • Hamas leader says American envoys making contact, but not openly

    05/31/2010 1:38:28 PM PDT · by libh8er · 10 replies · 367+ views
    The Guardian ^ | David Hearst
    The United States is sending a succession of envoys to engage with Hamas but lacks the bravery to talk to the Islamist movement openly, its leader, Khaled Meshal, said in an interview with the Guardian. Meshal praised President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia for meeting him in Damascus and the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, for hosting the discussion 10 days ago. He told Medvedev that the US was also talking to him. "I thanked him for that meeting and told him the Americans contact us, but are not brave enough to do so openly," said Meshal. "I am confident that in...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...
  • Mocking Arizona border law critics

    05/24/2010 4:53:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 696+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Laughter is one of the most powerful political weapons, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is taking advantage of that principle in a new television ad. In it, a frog puppet, reminiscent of Kermit from Sesame Street, extols the virtues of reading - with specific regard to the Arizona law. The ad is far more than merely clever. It hits the Obama administration critics where they live - in their inflated image of their own intelligence.
  • Maligning America -- again

    05/18/2010 3:42:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 439+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2010 | Editorial
    There they go again -- bashing America on the world stage. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner reports that in recent talks with China, US officials put America's human-rights record on a par with Beijing's. "Part of a mature [US-Chinese] relationship is that you have an open discussion, where you not only raise the other guy's problems, but you raise your own, and you have a discussion about it, about your own [problems]," Posner said. "We did plenty of that." Moreover, he said, "experts from the US side" talked about America's "treatment of Muslim Americans in an immigration context." They...
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • The Federalist papers: Federalist 5

    05/03/2010 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 149+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/03/2010 | Gary P.
    In Federalist 5, John Jay continues to discuss the need for a United States vs 13 individual states, or several groups of states. This time Jay brings us practical lessons from the nation American had just won it’s freedom from, Great Britain. Here he speaks of the time when a union was being formed between England and Scotland, and how many issues and conflicts were solved through this union. Jay rightfully warns that a divided America would experience these troubles, and then some. One must remember that trouble was already brewing at the time, with the several states often arguing...
  • Why is Ken Salazar hiding memo on new monuments, wilderness areas? (13M more acres)

    04/28/2010 6:33:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies · 706+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was asked in a Feb. 26, 2010, letter from Western Caucus Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-UT, and other representatives from western states for the missing pages from a leaked government memo that “contained detailed information about the administration’s plans to designate as many as 14 new national monuments and lock up as much as 13 million acres in states throughout the West.” Bishop and his colleagues asked Salazar to provide the missing pages by March 26, or a month after their letter went to the Interior chief. More than two months later and Bishop...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • National Security Advisor James L. Jones: Iran won't use nukes if they have them

    04/23/2010 4:44:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 816+ views
    IMRA ^ | 4-23-10
    National Security Advisor James L. Jones: Iran won't use nukes if they have them [Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: What's the danger if Iran has nuclear bombs? "A nuclear-armed Iran could transform the landscape of the Middle East, precipitating a nuclear arms race, dramatically increasing the prospect and danger of local conflicts, fatally wounding the global non-proliferation regime, and emboldening the terrorists and extremists who threaten the United States and our allies." National Security Advisor James L. Jones So here is what National Security Advisor James L. Jones thinks the downside is if Iran has nukes: #1. Nuclear arms race...
  • U.S. acts as though it seeks regime change in Israel

    04/12/2010 10:45:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 476+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/12/2010 | Aaron David Miller
    Regime change. Generally it's a term and tactic reserved for America's enemies. But what if the Obama administration is developing a more nuanced version for one of the United States' closest allies -- Israel? As the brouhaha between Israel and the United States over settlements and Jerusalem continues to simmer, you have to wonder whether President Obama is focused on changing the behavior of Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, or changing prime ministers instead. The absence of a clear strategy to move the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations forward, highlighted by the administration's repeated calls for a settlements freeze -- which neither...
  • 'Apparently I caused a problem'

    04/11/2010 7:53:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies · 3,339+ views
    politico.com ^ | April 11, 2010 | Harry Siegel
    President Obama Sunday seemed to shrug off the brouhaha after he broke with White House tradition and ditched his press pool earlier this weekend to watch one of his daughter’s soccer games. Prior to Obama’s bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Obama told his colleague, “apparently I caused quite a problem," , adding something about his secretary not telling the Secret Service, according to, ironically enough, the pool report.
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • Rep. Steve King: ACORN scandal bigger than Watergate

    12/21/2009 1:08:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies · 937+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2009 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday claimed that allegations of wrongdoing surrounding the community group ACORN are bigger than the Watergate scandal that brought down the President Richard Nixon. King, a long-time critic of ACORN, told the conservative American Spectator that the ACORN scandals have been worse because they affect state, local and national politics. THE HILL comment E-mail Print share Rep. Steve King: ACORN scandal bigger than Watergate By Jordan Fabian - 12/21/09 11:14 AM ET Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday claimed that allegations of wrongdoing surrounding the community group ACORN are bigger than the Watergate scandal that...
  • Six Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be repatriated

    12/18/2009 7:45:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies · 391+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 12/18/2009 | Peter Finn, Sudarsan Raghavan and Julie Tate
    The Obama administration is planning to repatriate six Yemenis held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a transfer that could be a prelude to the release of dozens more detainees to Yemen, according to sources with independent knowledge of the matter. The release is a significant first step toward dealing with the largest group of detainees at the prison -- there are currently 97 Yemenis there -- and toward meeting President Obama's goal of closing the facility. But Yemen's security problems and lack of resources have spawned fears about its ability to monitor and rehabilitate returnees. Critics...
  • (Gallup) Americans Oppose Closing Gitmo, Moving Prisoners to U.S.

    12/16/2009 11:46:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies · 826+ views
    Gallup ^ | 12/16/2009 | Frank Newport
    Americans remain opposed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba and moving some of the terrorist suspects being held there to U.S. prisons: 30% favor such actions, while 64% do not. These attitudes could present a significant roadblock for President Obama at a time when he seeks congressional approval to move terrorist suspects from Guantanamo to a converted state prison in northwestern Illinois. President Obama signed an executive order after his inauguration that called for the closing of Guantanamo, and he recently reiterated his commitment to doing this in his West Point speech on Afghanistan. The plans announced this...