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  • Outrage as Shirley MacLaine asks: Were Holocaust victims paying for sins in past lives?

    02/13/2015 6:01:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2015 | Sam Creighton
    Her bizarre New Age views on topics such as reincarnation and UFOs have often left the public baffled. Now Shirley MacLaine has provoked widespread fury by claiming the victims of the Holocaust may have brought their fate upon themselves. The veteran Hollywood actress suggests the six million Jews and millions of others systematically murdered in Hitler’s death camps in the 1940s were ‘balancing their karma’ for crimes committed in past lives. She also suggests that cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking may have subconsciously given himself his debilitating motor neurone disease.
  • Phony CIA AGent Pulled Off Scam to Impose EPA REGs.(abbreviated)

    02/10/2015 8:16:17 AM PST · by wildbill · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2/10/2015 | Kevin Mooney
    Remember the EPA bureaucrat who got caught receiving $900,000 in pay without working because he claimed he also was employed by the CIA? According to a report from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the man, former climate policy expert John Beale, “retired” when questions arose about his spotty attendance and expense records. Only he didn’t file his retirement paperwork and continued to draw an active-duty salary for some time after. His boss at the time in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, now-EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, knew this for about seven months and did nothing to stop...
  • NBC'S Brian Williams admits on air to lying

    02/05/2015 5:28:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    WND ^ | 2-4-2014
    NBC'S Brian Williams admits on air to lying On 02/04/2015 Front Page,U.S.,World NBC News’ Brian Williams has been caught in a lie and forced to recant. The nation’s top-rated news anchor apologized on the air Wednesday evening for fabricating a story of personal heroics, claiming to have been aboard a helicopter in Iraq in 2003 when it was hit by enemy fire. “I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. At the time Williams reported the original incident, he did not claim to be on the Chinook copter that was hit by a rocket-propelled...
  • The Case Against Liberal Compassion

    11/09/2014 3:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Four years ago I wrote a book about modern American liberalism: Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State. It addressed the fact that America’s welfare state has been growing steadily for almost a century, and is now much bigger than it was at the start of the New Deal in 1932, or at the beginning of the Great Society in 1964. In 2013 the federal government spent $2.279 trillion—$7,200 per American, two-thirds of all federal outlays, and 14 percent of the Gross Domestic Product—on the five big program areas that make up our welfare state: 1. Social Security; 2. All other...
  • Why liberal compassion is an inane basis for political action

    11/09/2014 3:05:20 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Compassion creates a co-dependency between the empathizers and the empathizees: Liberalism is an “alliance of experts and victims,” in the words of Harvard’s Harvey Mansfield. To top that up to 51% of the voters, says Voegeli, liberals argue that “those who do not recognize the expertise of the experts are stupid, preferring ignorance, and those who do not recognize the victimhood of the victims are wicked, lacking compassion.” If the empathizees ever disappeared (by, say, having their miseries extinguished) then the empathizers would lose their purpose, the soothing soul balm of caring.
  • Interview with George P. Bush on Environmental Policy

    08/31/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 08/31/2014 | Neena Satija
    Here's a transcript — edited for length and clarity — of The Texas Tribune's in-depth interview with land commissioner candidate George P. Bush, in which he lays out his positions on environmental policy. Texas Tribune: Commissioner [Jerry] Patterson has talked about, as part of his legacy, promoting the development of renewable energy on some of [the] land [managed by the General Land Office, or GLO] … that’s a way of diversification, and you never know what’s going to happen to the price of natural gas or with the shale boom. Is that something that you’re interested in and plan to...
  • Rand Paul caught partying in the Hamptons after skipping conservative event for a ‘family

    08/14/2014 5:40:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Senator Rand Paul was spotted hobnobbing at a party in the Hamptons last weekend after he claimed he could not attend a high-profile conservative event he was listed as a sponsor of because he had a 'family commitment.' Paul told the Family Leader he had to skip the group's annual summit on Saturday because he had to attend an event in New York with his family. The presumed 2016 presidential candidate's absence at the influential Iowa gathering was called into question, however, after the New York Post reported that Paul and his wife, Kelley, attended the East Hampton Library fundraiser...
  • Transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

    06/21/2014 5:16:01 PM PDT · by don-o · 117 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON – An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He'll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.
  • Watch Barack Obama Create Division in America by Destroying Phony Arguments Made by Imaginary

    06/12/2014 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    IJReviiew ^ | 6/12/14 | Mike Miller
    To be fair, it has been the practice of politicians since the beginning of politics to set up straw men – false arguments or choices – and proceed to knock them down. Having said as much, there is no one better at it than Barack Obama. This short compilation video from our friends at Washington Free Beacon captures some of his best efforts. Among them: “Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?” “What’s wrong with helping young people get ahead?”
  • Recalling own injuries, Obama calls for end to ‘suck it up’ culture in youth sports

    05/29/2014 4:51:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak and Nadia Kounang
    Saying he wants to change a culture in youth sports where kids are encouraged to “suck it up” after sustaining head injuries, President Barack Obama on Thursday said it was time coaches and athletes started thinking about better ways to keep kids safe on playing fields. Obama said he could recall instances during his own days in Pop Warner leagues when a particularly hard hit left him sidelined for a spell. “There were a couple of times where I’m sure that that ringing sensation in my head and the need to sit down for a while might have been a...
  • What Really Happens When Obama ‘Sneaks’ Out of the White House

    05/24/2014 7:45:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-23-14 | Mary Bruce
    On ABC’s hit series “Scandal,” President Fitzgerald Grant is often seen sneaking out of the White House for a clandestine meeting with the covert agents of B-613 or a secret rendezvous with Olivia Pope, but nothing could be further from the truth. The real president isn’t sneaking anywhere. President Obama explained earlier this week what it’s like to try and break out of the White House bubble. “Every once in a while, I’m able to sneak off… I’m sort of like the circus bear that kind of breaks the chain, and I start taking off, and everybody starts whispering, the...
  • Church to Launch “Because of Him” Easter Initiative {mormons co-opt Easter}

    04/10/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 51 replies ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg
    Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, the Church is launching an Easter initiative called “Because of Him,” focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Elder David F. Evans, Executive Director of the Missionary Department, said, “As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to do as He has instructed: ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.’ The ‘Because of Him’ Easter initiative is part of an ongoing effort to follow the Savior’s admonition.” Using the Internet and social media, the Church...
  • Country star Toby Keith sparks outrage after banning GUNS from his new Virginia restaurant

    12/28/2013 6:54:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:34 EST, 28 December 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    Country star, actor and restaurateur Toby Keith sparked a controversy after banning guns from his newly opened eatery in Virginia. The 52-year-old Oklahoma native held a grand opening last week for his newest venture, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in the DC suburb of Woodbridge. But many of the singer’s fans who turned up for the event were shocked to discover a sign in the window that announced: “NO GUNS PERMITTED.” …
  • Rand Paul still isn't ready for prime time

    11/08/2013 1:46:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Rand Paul was supposed to be a more politically savvy version of his father, former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. The senior Paul energized a subset of the Republican Party, but the younger Paul was supposed to be a more mainstream advocate for limited government and a non-interventionist foreign policy. The Kentucky senator has even been touted as one of the leading candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Yet time and again, he has shown why he shouldn't be taken seriously. The latest controversy surrounding Paul, which has been detailed in a series of stories at...
  • Conspiracy Theorist Contends 'Obama’s Fainting Lady was Faked'

    10/23/2013 5:34:22 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12:42 PM, Oct 23, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    How much do some distrust Obama? Enough for at least one person to suggest that the woman who fainted behind the president at his Obamacare speech earlier in the week was part of a White House gag:Video: "Patriot Lady" explains her conspiracy theory: I don’t watch a lot of television. In fact, I don’t ever watch it. If it doesn’t come on Netflix or an online video I usually skip it. That’s why it took me a little while to watch the video of the President rescuing the damsel in distress in the Rose Garden. It popped up on...
  • fake faint

    10/23/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 22, 2013 | Lady Patriots
    Brief video (3:19) analysis of the Rose Garden fainting episode.
  • U.S. Government Manufactures 469,000 Jobs

    09/30/2013 4:40:15 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | September 30, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Phony Current Employment Statistics (CES)“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.” ― Abraham Lincoln- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), via its September 26th CES Preliminary Benchmark Announcement, the number of Private Sector Jobs reported in March 2013 was overstated by 136,000, and the number of Government jobs was understated by 12,000. But not to be outdone by a deteriorating economic reality, the BLS eliminated this bad news through a major change in its reporting...
  • IRS targeted tea party after granting tax status

    09/18/2013 11:24:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2013 2:19 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    A key House GOP lawmaker says the Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax exempt status. … Rep. Charles Boustany of Louisiana said Wednesday that conservative groups were also subjected to special scrutiny even after their applications were approved. …
  • Barack Obama LOST his citizenship by not registering for Selective Service

    09/13/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 95 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/13/13 | George Spelvin
    The matador’s bright red cape and his agile moves to anger and tire the animal are the outstanding metaphor used by Attorney W. L. Albert. Moore, Jr., who is bringing an Amicus Curiae in support of lead appellant L. Dean Johnson in the request for an Alabama Supreme Court oral argument in yet another case dismissed by lower courts in the Barack Obama eligibility saga. Moore, no relation to Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, is a nationally certified fraud attorney who has a completely new angle on the American political nightmare that just will not die. Moore told CiR...
  • Thomas Sowell: Obama is a truly great phony

    09/09/2013 3:38:02 PM PDT · by sopwith · 25 replies
    union leader ^ | September 02. 2013 7:35PM | Thomas Sowell
    Home » Opinion » Columns September 02. 2013 7:35PM Thomas Sowell: Obama is a truly great phony Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. "No," the chairman said. "I know him too — and he is one of the truly great phonies of our time." The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything — provided that they...
  • Bill Clinton Says He's a Vegan

    09/05/2013 3:16:37 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/3/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    President Bill Clinton has been telling everyone he is a vegan since 2009, but it turns out Clinton’s a liar. The former president, who has been enlisted to sell the nation on Obamacare, told reporters that he was joining his daughter, Chelsea, in an all vegan diet after he had had heart trouble. He was even named PETA’s person of the year in 2010.
  • The Phonies

    08/29/2013 8:05:41 AM PDT · by mononymous · 10 replies
    Mononymous1 Blog ^ | 8/29/13 | Mononymous
    There ought to be an award ceremony to honor “The Phonies” of American society. The contenders, so far this year, would be none other than our President and maybe his entire administration, harpO Winfrey and the Trayvon Martin case. The President. in repeated references to phony scandals everywhere, was merely referring to his own “phoniness” when he professed outrage over the IRS scandal and of course, the “phoniness” of his entire administration over the youtube video that supposedly precipitated the Benghazi attack. And we can’t forget the phony outrage portrayed by “The Pants Suit” over the very same Benghazi scandal,...
  • Obama and the Art of Phoniness: More concerned about the effect of words than their relation to fact

    08/28/2013 6:30:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. “No,” the chairman said. “I know him too — and he is one of the truly great phonies of our time.” The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything — provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject. He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian...
  • Sowell: A Truly Great Phony (Obama)

    08/26/2013 10:08:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 27, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. "No," the chairman said. "I know him too — and he is one of the truly great phonies of our time." The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything — provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject. He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian...
  • Issa: The State Department’s Benghazi investigation has been “a charade” from day one

    08/21/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/21/13 | Erika Johnsen
    After the news that the four State Department employees who had been superficially and symbolically ‘held accountable’ following last September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi are now back at work at the State Department, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa issued the appropriately scathing statement: “Obama administration officials repeatedly promised the families of victims and the American people that officials responsible for security failures would be held accountable. Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade that included false reports of firings and resignations and now ends in a game of musical chairs where no one misses a single day on...
  • Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief — Illegally

    08/16/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 8/16/2013 | Amy Payne
    “Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.” That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees. Ironically, when Members of Congress passed Obamacare, they kicked themselves and their staffs out of their current subsidized employer (federal government) coverage. As Robert Pear, veteran health reporter for The New York Times, noted back in 2010, “If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote...
  • President Obama’s auto fatality gaffe

    08/13/2013 4:00:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/12/2013 | John Hayward
    President Obama said some rather strange things during his appearance on The Tonight Show last week, but one gaffe in particular has flown low under the radar. While he was attempting to downplay the resurgence of al-Qaeda, the President said, “The odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately.” This was before he came up with the idea of sub-dividing al-Qaeda into a bunch of little micro-divisions so he could claim he was telling the truth when he repeatedly claimed al-Qaeda was decimated and on the run during...
  • IRS Scandal Widens to FEC

    08/01/2013 3:35:07 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The old adage says that where there's smoke, there's fire is getting truer with every new revelation in the ongoing IRS scandal. Since the onset of the scandal, America has been told a pack of lies from the Obama administration and various federal agencies. First they claimed that it was just a couple of rogue agents in the Cincinnati office, which has been refuted in that orders came down from Washington to interfere with conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Then we found out that other federal agencies got involved with harassing and intimidating tea party conservative groups. Next came the...
  • Carney Identifies Which Scandals Obama Thinks Are Phony: Benghazi And IRS

    08/01/2013 5:28:35 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 20 replies
    MARK KNOLLER, CBS NEWS: Jay, in his speech again yesterday, President Obama mentioned the phony scandals that are part of an endless parade of distractions. Can you tell us what phony scandals he’s talking about? JAY CARNEY: I think we all remember a few weeks ago when Washington was consumed with a variety of issues that, while in some cases significant, there was an effort underway to turn them into partisan scandals. I don’t think anybody here would doubt that. And what we’ve seen as time has passed and more facts have become known -- whether it’s about the attacks...
  • The greatest phony America's ever known

    07/31/2013 7:43:48 PM PDT · by Taxman · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 7/31/13 | Ted Nugent
    It is very difficult to ignore accusations of phoniness from the master of all things phony who has dedicated his entire life to one phony scam after another. But when this unprecedented level of criminal abuse of power is so flagrantly dictated from the most powerful man in the world, good Americans should be quivering in our boots. No, Mr. President, those are not phony tears from Brian Terry’s mother. Those are real tears, unlike your constant phony blather about caring about the middle class as you continue your well-orchestrated kamikaze economic swan dive for the average American family. And,...
  • White House calls Benghazi 'phony' scandal, as lawmakers seek answers on probe

    07/31/2013 4:34:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 7/31/13 | fox
    The White House said bluntly Wednesday that it considers the controversy over the Benghazi attack to be among the so-called "phony scandals" that President Obama has been complaining about in recent speeches -- even as new questions were being raised about the lack of progress in the investigation. Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the daily briefing about Obama's repeated claim -- which he asserted most recently during a speech in Tennessee on Tuesday -- that Washington is getting distracted by phony scandals. Asked what the president was referring to, Carney listed the scandals over the IRS targeting of...
  • Someone should really make this toy of Obama and give the proceeds to victims of his scandals...

    07/30/2013 11:58:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-30-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I feel like the tramp stamp is a nice touch...
  • Obama and the phony scandals

    07/28/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    legal insurrection ^ | Jul 26, 2013
    Obama and the phony scandals neo-neocon July 26, 2013 Pat Smith has something to say to President Obama: The mother of a Benghazi victim is furious about the new White House strategy of calling the terrorist attack and many other scandals plaguing the Obama administration “fake” or “phony.” Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who was slain in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack, lashed out on “Your World” on the Fox News… “I don’t believe [Obama] anymore,” Smith said. “He’s wrong. My son is dead. How could that be phony?” According to Smith, she has been given no answers...
  • The Phony President

    07/27/2013 4:21:06 PM PDT · by Taxman · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 07/26/13 | Larry Klayman
    “With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.” – Barack Hussein Obama, July 25, 2013 These are the words of Barack Hussein Obama during a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., on July 25, 2013. Branding all of his burgeoning scandals ranging from Benghazi-gate, to Navy SEAL-gate, to IRS-gate, to NSA-gate, as simply “phony” is an attempt to deflect attention away from the seriousness of them all and their mounting disastrous effect on his presidency. If calling four dead Americans at Benghazi, the murder of 22 SEAL Team...
  • Rubio: We Can Stop the Obamacare Train(Demands that GOP shutdown the government till Obama caves)

    07/26/2013 10:28:51 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 103 replies
    newsmax ^ | 25 Jul 2013 | Paul Scicchitano
    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned in an op-ed on Thursday that there is “mounting evidence” Obamacare creates more problems than it solves and he called on lawmakers to stop the “disastrous” law from taking effect. “It is time to admit that Obamacare isn't going to work, decide not to waste a single cent more on it, and replace it with market-based reforms that will give people more health insurance choices and options,” Rubio penned on the Fox News website. “It's still not too late. This September may be our last best chance to do anything about this disastrous law.”...
  • Palin: Obama 'stalling and stirring chaos' with phony claim

    07/26/2013 10:16:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    'Second Term Scandals - Phony?': Armed with 'redneck clipboard,' former governor Sarah Palin gives theory behind president and White House's claims that they have been distracted by 'phony scandals'
  • Nothing ‘phony’ about O’s scandals

    07/26/2013 5:53:23 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 26, 2013 | Michael Graham
    "With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.” — President Obama, Wednesday Question: How many Americans have to be murdered in an al-Qaeda attack on a U.S. consulate before it stops being a “phony” scandal? Answer: If Barack Obama is president, more than four. Writers across the spectrum — from the liberal New York Times to the conservative Wall Street Journal — have beaten up on President Obama’s latest “dreadful, cliche-ridden” (James Taranto, speech on economic policy, the second-longest speech of his presidency. How can a man talk...
  • The “Evolving” Energy Policies of President Bystander

    07/01/2013 8:02:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/29/2013 | Steve Maley
    (After four and a half years, Barack is catching on.) In a "groundbreaking" speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, Barack Obama rehashed the same anti-Big Oil themes and half-baked energy policies that have marked his Administration since 2009. (See here and here for historical examples.) One change: President Obama has decided he likes natural gas*, and credits "Federally supported technology", an implicit endorsement of fracking (its name is still as taboo as that other F-word). HeÂ’s still not crazy about oil, but since weÂ’re producing more of it, he may as well claim credit. As for the Keystone Pipeline, more equivocating:...
  • Woulda, shoulda, coulda in Washington and elsewhere

    04/07/2013 5:58:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/7/2013 | Ron Reale
    We should only get mail delivered on Mondays and Thursdays. The Conservatives in the House should be drafting a bill concerning the number of taxpayer funded vacations any future president gets, and a cap on costs over which the President is responsible. Going to Camp David or their private home for extended times are fine, as they are considered “working vacations”. High priced hotels, lavish multiple, separate family vacations on the taxpayer dime must have some restrictions. Even the Royal Family in Britain has a set allowance. There is no reason our President’s, (and other elected officials perks), should be...
  • The manufactured crisis of sequester

    02/24/2013 5:20:41 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/23/2013 | George Will
    Even during this desultory economic recovery, one industry thrives — the manufacture of synthetic hysteria. It is, however, inaccurate to accuse the Hysteric in Chief of crying “Wolf!” about spending cuts under the sequester. He is actually crying “Hamster!” As in: Batten down the hatches — the sequester will cut $85 billion from this year’s $3.6 trillion budget! Or: Head for the storm cellar — spending will be cut 2.3 percent! Or: Washington chain-saw massacre — we must scrape by on 97.7 percent of current spending! Or: Chaos is coming because the sequester will cut a sum $25 billion larger than was just shoveled out...
  • Obama Vows to Bypass Congress on Climate Change

    02/18/2013 3:54:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 February 2013 | William F. Jasper
    In his State Of The Union address on February 12, President Obama made it clear that action by the federal government on global-warming legislation will be a major priority in his second term. He declared that “for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.” The president went on to regurgitate the standard boilerplate claims of the global warming alarmists. He averred: Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts,...
  • Obama Skeets the Truth

    02/13/2013 3:55:51 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rick Jensen
    "I do skeet shooting." Of course you do, Mr. President. "I do skeet shooting all the time." Which is why skeet shooters (not "doers" of skeet or "skeeters" as you call them) took a quick look at your photo and noted your aim is straight ahead, not upward where the clay target would be. They also noticed you're pictured using a gun designed for trap shooting, wearing dark sunglasses on a cloudy day, holding the gun incorrectly, your shoulder shows no reaction to what should be the gun's recoil, and a few other oddities. There's also the White House press...
  • The Coming Obamacare Recession

    02/10/2013 4:51:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/6/2013 | Brandon Crocker
    Actually, we already saw it last quarter and there’ll be no escaping it this year. To the shock of many, U.S. GDP shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 0.1%. Immediately, however, economists and commentators flooded the media with reassuring explanations. Super Storm Sandy reduced economic activity in the areas it ravaged; worries about the fiscal cliff and sequestration dampened business spending and government defense spending; businesses let inventory levels dwindle. Even the Federal Reserve commented that the GDP drop was the result of “weather-related disruptions and other transitory factors.” All this is true, to some extent. But none...
  • President with no budget plan pleads with Congress to avoid sequestration

    02/07/2013 4:38:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 6, 2013 | McClatchy Washington Bureau Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass a package of modest cuts and tax changes as a way to delay drastic, across-the-board federal spending reductions that could harm the economy.</p> <p>But Obama's proposal would only postpone the $85 billion in automatic cuts, scheduled to take effect March 1, by a few months until a larger deal could be reached.</p>
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Wows at Horse Competition [Gucci Paris Masters 2012 in Paris] Drudge?

    12/03/2012 9:24:37 PM PST · by Diago · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-2-12 | By Jennifer Kucsak
    We had no idea that Bruce Springsteen's 20-year-old daughter, Jessica, was an accomplished equestrian … until now! The brunette beauty competed in the Gucci Paris Masters 2012 in Paris over the weekend ... Jessica, who competed in the Style and Competition for Amade, came in 6th place...
  • Ingraham closes in on a return to radio.

    12/01/2012 7:43:42 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Inside Radio ^ | 12/1/12 | Inside Radio
    Conservative talk host Laura Ingraham expects to be back on the air “in the next several days.” When she does return, the program may be unfamiliar to some listeners. She’s not offering many specifics, but in an interview with a Houston station, Ingraham hints it will be more of an entertainment-based show than what’s she’s done for the past 11 years. “It’s time for a new show and it’s time for a new focus that really embraces the culture and expands the conservative reach,” Ingraham told KSEV host Edd Hendee during an appearance yesterday on his morning show. Ingraham thinks...
  • Parting Company

    11/29/2012 4:36:02 AM PST · by IbJensen · 30 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/28/2012 | Walter Williams
    For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways. Since Barack Obama's re-election,...
  • The Plan, the Man, and the Believers

    10/26/2012 4:42:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/25/2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Four years of failure don’t disillusion Obama's faithful. Less than two weeks before Americans finally have a chance to vote him out of office, President Obama has begun shouting at campaign rallies: "I've got a plan!" It's really a slogan, not a plan, referring to a 20-page pamphlet that is about as plausible as Obama's notorious June 2008 boast that his election would mark "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." Difficult as it may now be to recall, there were once "spiritually advanced people" who looked at this Chicago...
  • U.S. Government's Foreign Debt Now $47,495 Per Household

    10/24/2012 8:22:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen
    CNS News ^ | 10/22/2012 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    ( - The debt that the U.S. government owes to foreign interests now equals approximately $47,495 for each household in the United States, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau. The portion of the U.S. government’s foreign debt now owed to interests in Mainland China is about $10,090 per household. At the end of August, the latest period reported by the U.S. Treasury, foreign interests held a total of $5,430,000,000,000 in U.S. government debt. According to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate (which was for June 2012) there were 114,328,000 households in the United...
  • Obama: Columbus Day a Time to ‘Reflect on Tragic Burdens Tribal Communities Bore’

    10/09/2012 9:24:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/8/2012 | Penny Star – In his presidential proclamation recognizing Columbus Day issued last week, President Barack Obama said the holiday was a day to “celebrate our heritage as people born of many histories and traditions” and a time to “reflect on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore” since the explorer arrived on the North American continent in 1492. “Today, we recall the courage and the innovative spirit that carried Christopher Columbus and his crew from a Spanish port to North America, and we celebrate our heritage as a people born of many histories and traditions,” the Oct. 5 proclamation says. “When the...