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  • AZ Gov. Brewer's Exec. Order Blocks IDs, Benefits for Illegal Aliens Granted Obama Amnesty (YES!)

    08/15/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaNot in my state, you don't!After a day of lawlessness, with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens lining up across the nation to apply for Obama's "deferred action" amnesty plan, and with spineless politicians cowering in the shadows, it took an Arizonan to stand up to Obama once again. Obama's old nemesis Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tonight signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.Brewer's order issued Wednesday says she's reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law...
  • Anti-Christian Terror Attack in the Nation's Capital

    08/16/2012 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 13:26:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:At approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man carrying a Chick-fil-A bag entered the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a family-oriented Christian think-tank in Washington, D.C.According to news reports, having failed to pass himself off as an intern to the lobby security guard, the man allegedly pulled a handgun, shooting the guard in the arm. The guard returned fire, wounding the suspect, while lobby bystanders wrestled the deranged man to the floor."Don't shoot me, it was not about you," the shooter told the wounded guard, "It was what this place stands for," Fox News reported.The FBI...
  • Woman charged with injuring three at Gig Harbor-area store pleads not guilty

    08/15/2012 11:44:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 30 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | Aug. 13, 2012 | Adam Lynn
    Pierce County prosecutors said today Laura K. Sorenson took three things into the Peninsula Market near Gig Harbor on Saturday afternoon: a history of mental illness, a hatred of men and a gun. By the time she left the market in handcuffs, three men were wounded, and blood covered the inside of the grocery at 14220 92nd Ave. N.W. Sorenson later told detectives “she had decided to kill herself and wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone else first,” court papers filed today show. “She states she had been molested as a young child and hated men,”...
  • NEW FAIR TAX VIDEO

    08/15/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    Fair Tax ^ | 8 14 2012 | FAIR TAX
    Excellent new FAIR TAX VIDEO. 4 Minutes!http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer If you agree, please share the link with others.
  • Rock the Vote's Road Trip 2012

    08/15/2012 9:33:18 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 8 replies
    Rock the Vote ObaMao Rubber Stamps ^ | 15 August 2012 | Michelle Obama
    Hey Rock the Vote friends, Fasten your seatbelts, the #RTVRoadtrip bus is headed your way! Rock the Vote's Road Trip 2012 will be making stops across the country this election season. Starting on August 28th, you'll be able to find us in: Tampa, FL Orlando, FL Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Durham, NC Charlottesville, VA Washington, DC New Brunswick, NJ Philadelphia, PA University Park, PA And Midwest and West Coast stops will be announced soon! Each city's event will feature awesome live music (and even some celebrities!), voter registration, election information, free stuff, and really rad interactive activations.
  • In Harvard essay, young Michelle Obama argued for race-based faculty hiring

    08/15/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Charles Johnson
    During her third and final year at Harvard Law School, first lady Michelle Obama — then named Michelle Robinson — penned an article for the newsletter of Harvard’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), arguing that Harvard and its students were perpetuating “racist and sexist stereotypes” by not intentionally hiring minority and female law professors on the basis of their sex or skin color. The 1988 essay, titled “Minority and Women Law Professors: A Comparison of Teaching Styles,” ran in a special edition of the BLSA Memo. The future first lady justified her demands for more black and female law school...
  • Charlotte doctor challenges protesters to adopt 'ugly black babies'

    08/14/2012 8:27:45 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 9 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 8-13-12 | Karen Garloch
    Members of Operation Save America, a Texas-based anti-abortion group, have posted online video of Virmani challenging protestors to “adopt one of those ugly black babies” and get them “off the taxpayers’ money.”
  • How the Affordable Care Act Reduces Our Liberty

    08/13/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Chris Conover
    With one to two weeks left before most schools begin their fall semester, there’s still time left to squeeze in a bit more summer reading. So if healthcare policy is your idea of a beach read, grab a copy of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America. Authored by former OMB associate director Jim Capretta, American Enterprise Institute resident fellow Tom Miller, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Bob Moffit, and Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner, the book makes nuances of the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) palatable to a lay audience by breaking down the law into eight pillars. This...
  • In Upheaval for Egypt, Morsi Forces Out Military Chiefs

    08/13/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2012 | KAREEM FAHIM
    CAIRO — President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year. Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. On Sunday, he replaced it with his own declaration, one that gave him broad legislative and executive powers and, potentially, a decisive role in the...
  • Wisconsin: An Object-Lesson For The Rest Of The Union

    08/13/2012 10:22:23 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    The Outlook - Linked below - public domain | May 27th, 1911 | Theodore Roosevelt
    I doubt whether American students of social economics fully realize the extraordinary work that has been accomplished during the last decade, and is now being accomplished, in the State of Wisconsin under the lead of Senator La Follette and of the group of entirely practical and at the same time zealously enthusiastic workers who have come into active control of the State mainly or largely because of the lead he has given them. It has been both a comic and a lamentable fact that this great democratic republic, which has vaunted itself as a leader in the work of human...
  • Ben Rattray and Change.org

    08/12/2012 3:17:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 12, 2012 | Meredith May
    .....It was a learning moment for the entire family, and everyone, including Nick, emerged stronger for it. But it made Rattray re-examine all his priorities, about family, love, happiness and his goals. He decided that a life in pursuit of making money and personal indulgence was empty. But he didn't know how he could empower people all by himself. He just knew that he didn't fit in anymore with the corporate banking track at Stanford. ............Spreading democracy After graduating, he left for London to get a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science....
  • College Rankings 2012: Most Conservative Colleges

    08/11/2012 7:04:56 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast / Newsweek ^ | 5 August 2012 | College Rankings
    The top 25 are posted at the link. Here is their summary of the top 10 most conservative colleges and universities: Ave Maria University Grove City College Franciscian University of Steubenville Freed-Hardeman University Dordt College Brigham Young University (Utah) Oklahoma Christian University Covenant College Northwestern College (Minnesota) Washington & Lee University
  • Paul Ryan: Midwesterner, Catholic, intellectual

    08/11/2012 10:20:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 59 replies
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | David A. Fahrenthold and Jerry Markon
    Rep. Paul Ryan, announced Saturday as Mitt Romney’s running mate, is a lawyer’s son from Wisconsin who has become a genial, relentless force in Capitol Hill politics — uniting a fractured and squabbling GOP behind his plan to remake the federal budget. He is Catholic and has cited that faith —snip— major influences on his political views
  • Ryan Shrugged (Paul Ryan debunks an urban legend about his being a devoted follower of Ayn Rand)

    08/11/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2012 | Robert Costa
    ‘You know you’ve arrived in politics when you have an urban legend about you, and this one is mine,” chuckles Representative Paul Ryan, the Budget Committee chairman, as we discuss his purported obsession with author and philosopher Ayn Rand. Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan “an Ayn Rand devotee” who wants to “slash benefits for the poor.” New York magazine once alleged that Ryan “requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican “social Darwinism.” These Rand-related slams, Ryan says, are inaccurate and part of an...
  • Ryan Seen As Romney’s Bridge To Conservatives

    08/11/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 43 replies
    CBS-Boston ^ | August 11, 2012 8:01 AM | AP
    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward. As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his way to becoming a GOP name brand with his push-the-edge budget proposals. Ryan’s climb reached new heights Saturday when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced him as his running mate.
  • "From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel"

    08/09/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | AUGUST 9, 2012 | Isi Leibler
    Wistrich on “The Left, the Jews and Israel” AUGUST 9, 2012 12:41 PM Isi Leibler "From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel" by Robert Wistrich. Robert Wistrich, Hebrew University professor of European and Jewish History and director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism has just published his 29th book titled “From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews and Israel” (click here for Amazon link). It is an impressive tome of over 600 pages and follows his monumental seminal work “A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad”, published in...
  • See the Responses From Obama Supporters When Asked Why the Gov’t Should Pay for Contraception

    08/09/2012 12:38:45 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 9, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    From revealingpolitics.com comes these outrageous responses from Obama supporters outside the joint President Obama-Sandra Fluke campaign event in Denver on Wednesday. The interviewees were all dead-set on the government not having any place in the bedroom. But following that up with why then should the government pay for the contraception used in the bedroom, they seemed to falter. “The government has no place in our bedroom?” interviewer Caleb Bonham asked one woman. “No,” she asserted. “So you’re in support of contraception, government-funded contraception — why do you believe the government should pay for what goes on inside your bedroom?” The...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Meat, Fur, Animals, God, and Nudity- A Standard interview with PETA

    08/09/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 4 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-09-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this interview Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson host of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM talks with Virginia Fort about the liberal animal rights group PETA.
  • Khalid Mohd: Man who torched wife gets life in prison

    08/09/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10:45 a.m. EST, August 9, 2012 | Kevin P. Connolly
    A 41-year-old Palatka man who doused his first wife with lighter fluid and set her on fire two years ago was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd was found guilty in June of various charges related to the attack on Rema Jamel in March 27, 2010 after she asked him to help extend her visa. "Mohd told her he would not help her and that he intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it is legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka," the State Attorney's Office said in a statement. Mohd then told...