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  • Bill of rights for government?

    07/26/2010 2:56:48 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 07/25/10 | Conservative Examiner Anthony G. Martin
    Second, Obama asserted that the biggest problem with the Constitution is that its Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments, place limits on government power. He then went further to suggest a horrific concept that should serve as a clear warning signal to anyone who values freedom--he would prefer that the Constitution affirm the rights of GOVERNMENT. This is the smoking gun, the big enchilada, the proof positive that Obama and like-minded Leftists, Socialists, Marxists, Fascists, whatever you wish to call them, do not value at all the concept that citizens should be protected from government power but actually advocate...
  • Morning Must Reads -- Sign-off

    07/23/2010 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 3 replies · 1+ views
    via E-Mail | July 23, 2010 | Chris Stirewalt
    Friends – This is the final edition of the Morning Must Reads. On Monday, I start at FOX News where I will be politics editor for the digital side and provide on-air analysis. It’s an exciting opportunity. I have come to really admire the FOX family in my years of making appearances on the network. They love the news business almost as much as they love America. But it is with real sadness that I leave The Examiner. You have no idea the care and effort that goes into the production of the newspaper and all the content for washingtonexaminer.com....
  • Finding Lost Jobs

    07/13/2010 12:36:30 PM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 13, 2010 | James F. Davis
    Finding Lost Jobs James F. Davis, July 13, 2010 One of the most exasperating things encountered in discussing government policies is a lack of understanding by many of what causes corporations to move their operations and jobs overseas. They generally do not do it for greed as the purveyors of class envy would like one to believe because it is a very costly and risky enterprise to move overseas. They do it in most instances because our government has made so many cumbersome costly laws, regulations and taxes that drive up the corporation’s costs and selling price of their goods...
  • Woman Sued For Slamming Company Online

    06/28/2010 11:53:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    CBS News/Yahoo News ^ | 6/28/2010 | CBS News /Yahoo News
    Video on web-page.
  • Psychologist Analyzes Liberals

    06/28/2010 7:45:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 28, 2010 | James F. Davis
    Psychologist Analyzes Liberals James F. Davis, June 28, 2010 Recently I attended a lecture explaining the “Liberal Mind” by PhD. psychologist, Timothy C. Daughtry. He gave his explanation as to how such a minority (30%) in the United States has been able to impose its politics on the majority. When using the word Liberal below we are talking about the political Liberal. Liberals dominate our institutions, i.e., the schools, universities, media, arts, cinema, nonprofits, government bureaucracies, etc. Anyone challenging their monolithic views is ruthlessly attacked to be silenced. Daughtry stated there are two types of liberals. First are the hard...
  • Mark Steyn: Can Obama plug leak in his support? (Steyn at his best alert)

    06/18/2010 12:01:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies · 2,461+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | June 18, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    I believe it was Jean Giraudoux who first said, "Only the mediocre are always at their best." Barack Obama was supposed to be the best, the very best, and yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre. His speech on oil was no better or worse than his speech on race. Yet the Obammyboppers who once squealed with delight are weary of last year's boy band. At the end of the big Oval Office address, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSNBC gang jeered the president. For a bewildered Obama, it must have felt like his Ceausescu...
  • Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press

    06/12/2010 7:45:11 AM PDT · by shove_it · 19 replies · 786+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11 Jun 2010 | Scott Shane
    [...] In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions. His administration has taken actions that might have provoked sharp political criticism for his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was often in public fights with the press. [...]
  • Medicare On Life Supports

    06/04/2010 8:10:09 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 149+ views
    Accuracy in Academia Commentary ^ | June 4, 2010 | James F. Davis
    Medicare On Life Supports James F. Davis, June 4, 2010 Commentary: Along with millions of other Americans, I received a glossy letter from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, titled “Medicare and the New Health-Care Law—What it Means for You.” She wrote “The Affordable Health Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this year will provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care.” This claim is made despite the overwhelming evidence that costs have increased dramatically and quality of service has decreased dramatically in every country in the world...
  • Andrew Sullivan Is Entitled To His Opinion, But Not To His Own Facts

    06/03/2010 11:13:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 439+ views
    big journalism ^ | 6/3/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    Andrew Sullivan is not a huge fan of Israel; he is entitled to his opinion. However, his latest column about the incident in the waters outside of Gaza makes up the facts. Honestly, in the case of most of the posts Sullivan writes about Israel, Andrew is living in his own reality, where truth and facts do not matter. The Atlantic columnist begins his latest example of creative writing begins with the first paragraph. Maintaining the siege and blockade of Gaza (because its citizens elected a government Israeli abhors), and strafing it with military might over a year ago, is...
  • San Antonio's contribution to national humiliation

    05/26/2010 5:12:32 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 7 replies · 473+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 25 May 2010 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    In 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tapped San Antonio lawyer José Villarreal to be the pavilion's commissioner general -- essentially the manager of the U.S. presence and the public face of the U.S. government at the World Expo. . . . While the opportunity to take part in an event that Villarreal's staff modestly calls "the largest event in world history" is certainly understandable, the early reviews of the U.S. pavilion and the U.S. presence are less than stellar.Liberal blogger Matthew Yglesias writes at his Think Progress blog that the U.S. pavilion is "a national humiliation": T]hey really only...
  • Kosovo Remembered

    05/14/2010 8:15:54 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 112+ views
    Kosovo Remembered Alma Lama, May 14, 2010 AJC Commentary: Although it made the nightly news so often in the 1990s that many Americans could name it more easily than they could their states’ capitals, to a generation of news junkies in the United States, Kosovo is simply another foreign locale they would be hard-pressed to pinpoint on a map. With the aid of NATO forces, the United Nations (UN) and the United States (U.S.), Kosovo won independence from neighboring Serbia and its autocratic leader Slobodan Milosevic, now deposed and deceased. Now it is an independent country, recognized by most of...
  • A Concurring (Biblical) Opinion For Secession

    04/26/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT · by justme346 · 10 replies · 254+ views
    The Right News ^ | 4/26/2010 | Chuck Baldwin
    Christians rightly square everything with the principles and precepts of the Holy Scriptures. So, is there Biblical approbation and authority for State secession? Before answering the Biblical question, let me briefly touch upon the Christian reaction to State secession both here in America and overseas. First, overseas. I doubt that there are many Christian pastors and churchmen who would be willing to denounce, denigrate, or declare as illegitimate the nation-state of Norway today. What Christian would advocate cutting off trade or diplomatic relations with Norway? Where is the Christian denomination or Church that would not recognize the right of Norway...
  • Only Time Will Tell On Healthcare Reform Issue

    04/04/2010 9:13:16 AM PDT · by going hot · 37 replies · 742+ views
    River Valley Times ^ | March 31, 2010 | Kathryn Brodrick
    'Only time will tell' on healthcare reform issue Rancho Murieta Commentary By Kathryn Brodrick - Cruelty is the worst of human failings. Brutality, mental or physical, requires that the brutalizer cease to see the target as equally human, but merely as an object. At the same time, it’s a uniquely human trait to find the courage to push aside the urge to be cruel and remain present with the other person as an equal human. Throughout this fight for healthcare reform, we’ve seen a great deal of cruelty. A small minority of those who thought it was a bad idea...
  • What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?

    03/19/2010 10:34:41 AM PDT · by beericus · 17 replies · 507+ views
    beericus.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Traakon
    We, the proud few who populate this forum with our minds musings, quips, jest, scantily clad women pics and bluster, on whole, speak our views and love of this country in strong and bold voices. But in the end, what have we truly risked in being so expressive? Perhaps some ridicule, an off color comment or should we step so far a field, banishment from this tiny world of interaction. Would our voices be so loud, our opinions so strong if the recourse were loss of our lands, our livelihood, our freedom, the freedom of our wives and children’s and...
  • Are Tea Partiers really conservative?

    03/09/2010 1:39:29 PM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 73 replies · 465+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2010 | John Feehery
    I hate it when David Brooks writes a column on a subject that I have been researching on and planning to write about for weeks. And he did it to me Friday morning, with a great column [1] about “The Wal-Mart Hippies.” His central thesis is that the tea-party crowd is not really conservative at all. “Both the New Left and the Tea Party movement are radically anticonservative. Conservatism is built on the idea of original sin — on the assumption of human fallibility and uncertainty. To remedy our fallen condition, conservatives believe in civilization — in social structures, permanent...
  • PAK-FA, F-35, F-22 and “Capability Surprise

    02/22/2010 6:32:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 52 replies · 1,305+ views
    Air Power Australia ^ | 2/23/2010 | Wing Commander Chris Mills AM, RAAF
    The first flight of Russia's stealthy PAK-FA is the best recent example of the problems examined in the United States Defense Science Board report on “Capability Surprise”, released in September last year. This study is an important step forward in identifying the causes of many past, current and developing strategic failures. A capability surprise arises whenever an opponent makes use of a new capability, or uses an existing capability in a different way, catching the target or victim off guard1. Al Qaeda's use in September, 2001, of passenger laden hijacked aircraft as cruise missiles was a good example of a...
  • How to vote on the Contract From America (Vanity)

    02/17/2010 6:57:05 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 21 replies · 571+ views
    ContractFromAmerica.org ^ | 2/17/2009 | Contract From America
    Here is a list of 21 items they are trying to whittle down to a "Top Ten." Idea is to open voting to everyone for a week, take the top 10, and then ask every representative, senator, or those running for one of those offices to sign it from either party. I was impressed with the list, but am having difficulty whittling the list myself. I'd enjoy a discussion on FR to decide on which ones I definitely want in my top ten. DEMAND A BALANCED BUDGET Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds...
  • Obama Should Get Serious About Spending

    02/11/2010 8:43:51 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 145+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/11/2010 | Kevin Price
    It is that time of the year when Presidents rant and rave about the problem of government spending being out of control and they produce budgets that only add to the waste. Barack Obama is no different; in fact, his budgets are the largest seen in US history. Furthermore, his annual deficits are higher than the national debt was just a couple of decades ago. Rhetoric aside, Obama is operating as if it is business as usual.
  • So The Tea Party had a convention

    02/11/2010 8:21:12 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 295+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/11/2010 | Ken Lowder
    So the Tea Party had a small convention, or at least one faction did and it finally made the lamestream news stations. I don't think the establishment is taking us for granted anymore. I even see the GOP trying to take us over. Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker on Saturday. I wasn't there so I only got some reports on what she said. I'm sure it was what the tea party members wanted to hear. She is now on the primary campaign trail supporting John McCain in Arizona and Governor Rick Perry in Texas for their re-election bids. You...
  • A stronger alliance

    02/08/2010 11:12:19 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 401+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 01/08/2010 | JoongAng Daily
    United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made some provocative remarks at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee last Wednesday. He said that as the U.S. military is deeply involved in Iraq and Afghanistan, it will not be able to come to South Korea in a timely manner, and that the Navy and Air Force will fill the vacuum left by a delay in committing ground forces in Korea in case of an emergency. Under “Operations Plan 5027,” a scenario for a war of aggression against North Korea, Washington is committed to dispatching some 690,000 troops to the...