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  • Obama Tries to Shield Press From Golf Course but Fox News Cameras Were There

    08/20/2011 12:18:57 PM PDT · by caseyn · 28 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8/20/11 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama began his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Friday with a visit to a local bookstore the Associated Press reports. Later in the day, the president golfed at a private course and ended his evening having dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama at the Beach Plum Inn according to media reports. See the video at
  • I Stop for Ducks, Too

    08/12/2011 8:07:04 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 9 replies
    We Stop for Ducks By Norma Zager “Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?” Will Rogers Few Americans haven’t seen a line of baby ducks following the Mama duck across the street. This picture also includes a line of cars stopped on both sides to allow the ducks safe passage. I, too, stop for ducks. Human beings are nothing if not paradoxical. The safety of a baby duck is paramount, and yet we allow the good of our nation to come second to political and...
  • Strategic analysis of the Budget Control Act

    08/01/2011 12:33:14 PM PDT · by PhxRising · 6 replies
    Keith Hennessey blog ^ | 8/1/2011 | Keith Hennessey
    The President’s priorities The President knows he will get debt limit increases through early 2013 no matter what House conservatives/Tea Party members do. Those Members can no longer “hold a debt limit increase hostage” before the 2012 election. We could also describe this as eliminating liquidity risk through 2012. Assuming someone doesn’t find a way out of the enforcement mechanisms in the bill (1 in 3 chance), there will be at least $2.1 T in deficit reduction over the next 10 years as a result. While I think that’s a big policy benefit, I’m not sure how important that is...
  • Understanding the Budget Control Act

    08/01/2011 12:31:43 PM PDT · by PhxRising · 6 replies
    Keith Hennessey blog ^ | 8/1/2011 | Keith Hennessey
    How taxes are treated in the Joint Committee This bill does not raise taxes. The $917 B of spending cuts that immediately take effect are just that, spending cuts. No tax increases there. The Balanced Budget Amendment might or might not have a 2/3 voting requirement to raise taxes. That’s up to the House and Senate to decide when they vote on a BBA. It gets complex when you look at the new Joint Committee. I think it’s easier if I break it into four questions: If the Joint Committee process fails, could the automatic sequester mechanism raise taxes? Is...
  • Quick summary of the Budget Control Act

    08/01/2011 12:28:44 PM PDT · by PhxRising · 8 replies
    Keith Hennessey blog ^ | 8/1/2011 | Keith Hennessey
    I’m going to try to be neutral in this description and put my analysis in a separate post. Debt limit The debt limit will be increased by $2.1 T no matter what Congress does. The debt limit can be increased up to an additional $300 B depending on what Congress does on deficit reduction and a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). The debt limit increase will happen in three steps: $400 B immediately, then +$500 B, then the remainder after Congress tries to enact further deficit reduction and pass a BBA. Assuming the economy doesn’t go into the tank, this should...
  • Jewish Alzheimer's

    07/21/2011 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 10 replies
    Jewish Alzheimer's and 2012 By Norma Zager “The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.” George Eliot My fellow Jews never cease to amaze me. Their serious lack of memory is historic and, of course, chronicled numerous times in the Bible. I don’t believe I have to point out that whole Golden Calf fiasco do I? Good, it’s best left unmentioned. Or not? The Jewish people seem to suffer memory loss on a regular basis. I wonder if the first sufferer of dementia was...
  • Spinning Out of Control

    06/15/2011 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    Spinning Out of Control By Norma Zager “There Is A Voice Inside Of You
 That Whispers All Day Long,
 ‘I Feel That This Is Right For Me,
 I Know That This Is Wrong.’
 No Teacher, Preacher, Parent, Friend
 Or Wise Man Can Decide
 What's Right For You—Just Listen To
 The Voice That Speaks Inside.” Shel Silverstein There is always an abundance of political rhetoric before an election. Spin doctors are practically churning themselves into butter trying to take a president’s negatives and convince a disgruntled public they are actually positives, they just don’t see things clearly. It seems American voters...
  • Fox Affiliate Reports 'President Obama Is Dead' Instead of Osama (Video)

    05/03/2011 1:13:06 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies ^ | 5/2/2011 | Lindsay Powers
    The network also flashes "Obama Bin Laden" across its news ticker. A Fox News affiliate declared that President Barack Obama was dead and then flashed along their news scroll that "Obama Bin Laden" had died. While reporting the breaking news Sunday that Bin Laden had been killed in a mansion outside Islamabad, the Fox affiliate said, "President Obama is in fact dead. I'm sorry, Osama Bin Laden."Video here
  • A Great Day to be an American

    05/02/2011 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Ken in Eastman · 3 replies
    My View of the World ^ | May 2, 2011 | James Willis
    There are times when words fail to express your true feelings; this is one of those times. The first thing I want to say is that, as a Christian I cannot feel happy that anyone’s life has ended without them knowing the saving grace of Christ. The state of Osama Bin Laden’s soul is only known to God and to himself, but my knowledge of God’s Word gives me every reason to believe that Bin Laden will spend eternity in Hell. As tempting as it may be, I cannot take pleasure in that knowledge. As an American, I rejoice with...
  • Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents' Dinner: Another donation to Obama

    05/01/2011 8:52:06 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 6 replies
    Orlando Examiner ^ | May 1, 2011 | Robert Elliott
    The establishment media's reportage of the event has been utterly predictable and virtually identical, regardless of the outlet: Seth Meyers was hilarious, President Obama was even more hilarious, the buffoonish Donald Trump was rightfully skewered by both, and the audience loved every minute of it. One small factoid was left out of the media's coverage of the event. A minor detail that I had to research myself, because literally no media outlets reported it. It turns out Seth Meyers is a major Obama supporter and donor. Meyers donated to the Obama campaign on four seperate occasions in 2008, giving a...

    President Barack Obama has been in campaign mode the past couple of days in Virginia, California, and Nevada. No major contender for the Republican nomination for President of the United States has officially announced their candidacy. And now we have a President who is actively campaigning already. This is what he loves to do: Campaign because this is what he's good at. Read more here at
  • Love has Left the Building

    04/11/2011 3:56:52 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Love has Left the Building By Norma Zager “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. 
 Hate is an unusual and deadly component in the human psyche. It embeds itself deeply like a tick under the skin. Unless removed it festers and sucks the blood of a victim. Its diseases are brutal and deforming. Lyme Disease, for example, can maim and disrupt the normal flow of a victim’s body, corrupting the mind and vital organs. During the civil rights battles of the...
  • U.S. Soldiers Fighting Israelis?

    03/24/2011 4:43:59 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 34 replies
    A New Wrinkle in Time By Norma Zager “Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life.” Napoleon Hill Last night at our how-do-we-save-the-world meeting (yes, we actually do meet) a very smart man posed a question whose answer caused me great angst. What do you think will happen, he asked me, when the United Nations recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state and sends in peacekeeping troops? The United States will be part of that deployment and suddenly U.S. soldiers will be fighting against Israelis. Well now, that’s a whole other kettle of...
  • Spending Cuts Mean More Small Business Job Creation

    03/18/2011 10:29:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 17, 2011 | Sam Graves
    At the start of the 112th Congress, my fellow Republicans and I made a commitment to turn the country’s economy around and get Americans back to work. Over the past two years in the minority, we could do little as the Obama Administration’s and Nancy Pelosi’s reckless spending increased our already massive debt by $3.5 trillion and our unemployment rate surged to ten percent. Republicans hit the ground running in January, voting to cut spending by $2.6 trillion by repealing the onerous ObamaCare law. In February, while the Obama administration reported a record-breaking monthly deficit of $223 billion, we simultaneously...
  • Europe, apparently in a hurry to go bankrupt, proposes $375 billion a year to fight global warming

    03/09/2011 5:18:26 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 6 replies
    As the evidence continues to mount overshadowing the false claims of global warming catastrophe, the global warmists ratchet up their claims – and their demands for money. At this rate, by the time everyone on the planet agrees there is no threat from global warming, the warmists will have everyone on the planet’s money. The latest absurdity: “The European Union will spend €270 billion ($375 billion) a year to cut greenhouse gas emissions . . .
  • Media Call Video – President Obama and Prime Minister Gillard

    03/08/2011 6:38:10 AM PST · by TonyfromOz · 7 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 08 March 2011 | TonyfromOz
    Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard is on a Sate Visit to the U.S. and she spent 40 minutes in private with the President at the White House, and then appeared for the usual media call video at the end of the talks. In a way. it's lucky the visit was planned for right now, because at home both Prime Minister Gillard and her Government have the lowest popularity polls in many years, thanks to her announcement that she is seeking to impose a 'Price on Carbon', even after promising in the recent election campaign that she would not be doing...
  • Hilarious cartoon finally explains the essence of Barack Obama

    02/14/2011 9:35:47 PM PST · by Triton42 · 15 replies
    Battlefield315 ^ | February 14, 2011
    This satirical video gleefully takes apart the house of cards that is Barack Obama. Liberals praise him for delivering speeches he didn't write. He was handed a Nobel Prize for no apparent reason. So what exactly HAS he achieved on his own? The answer would be humorous if it weren't so frightening. Barack Obama explained
  • Code of Honor

    02/13/2011 8:34:06 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    How Dare You, Mr. President? by Ari Bussel With much righteous indignation, reporters and revolutionaries around the world asked President Mubarak: How Dare You Defy the World! They could not comprehend the audacity, the “Chutzpa,” the nerve of the Egyptian President refusing to leave his country, defying their very wish, command and instructions. You must leave, NOW, they shouted. It is not your country any more. You are unwanted. You are a liability. Time for you to go. It is they, the outsiders, the media and the US President, that called for Mubarak’s immediate resignation. They expected him to leave,...
  • State of the Union Address: President Promotes More Government to 'Win the Future'

    01/26/2011 5:51:32 AM PST · by tcg · 80 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/26/11 | Keith A Fournier
    After claiming that the Nation was "poised for progress", the stock market was "roaring back" and the "back of the recession had been broken" he called the Nation to "win the future" through innovation, education and the rebuilding of our infrastructure. In the first half of the speech he also outlined a governing approach to accomplishing these policy goals which positioned federal funding and federal assistance as making it possible for us to "reinvent ourselves." The President told both chambers of Congress that we could be in our "Sputnik moment" explaining, "Our free enterprise system is what drives innovation. But...
  • Hidden among the recess appointments

    01/01/2011 2:34:53 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 3 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, January 1, 2011 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Norman Eisen was given a recess appointment as ambassador to the Czech Republic in what smells like a political payoff. Eisen was the special counsel 'tool' President Obama had call Inspector General Gerald Walpin and demand he resign. You may remember Walpin was investigating AmeriCorps and an Obama supporter at the time. Walpin refused to resign and subsequently was fired by President Obama.