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  • EPA 'accepting full responsibility' for Colorado river spill

    08/11/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/11/15 | Zack Colman
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said her agency is "accepting full responsibility" for a contractor that accidentally spilled millions of gallons of polluted water last week into western Colorado's Animas River, where cleanup efforts are ongoing as federal officials seek to maintain contamination. The Aug. 5 spill occurred when an agency contractor operating heavy machinery punctured a barrier holding back water containing mining tailings at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo. Three million gallons of water polluted with heavy metals poured into the river and turned it orange, and the tainted water spread into New Mexico and Utah....
  • Bystander Nation

    06/12/2015 9:19:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Michael Shannon
    Left’s Bystander Nation. Let the authorities and experts handle it, while you mind your own business. Individual responsibility is something for cowboys from Oklahoma For all intents and purposes the Savopoulos family were good, civic–minded residents of Washington, DC. Savvas, and his wife Amy, were active in charitable causes and contributed $51,800 to both Republican and Democrat candidates since 2006. The Daily Mail reports that even though Savopoulos was very wealthy he didn’t surround himself with bodyguards or other security and the family didn’t hesitate to open the door when someone knocked. When you live near Vice President Joe “Shotgun”...
  • A Virtuous Society

    05/30/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    When a society abandons these virtues, the people become corrupt, and unwilling to abide by the rule of law. A viciousness blankets the people, which leads to violence and lawlessness Benjamin Franklin emphasized that without virtue, free societies could not properly function. He said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” With freedom comes responsibility. The responsible society is one that is virtuous. A man with virtue is a man that possesses “sacred honor.” It is for the sake of a free society that men must deny...
  • Ignoring Personal Responsibility Is a Riot

    04/29/2015 1:32:55 PM PDT · by yuffy · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Hours after residents of Baltimore, Maryland, set the city aflame, President Barack Obama took to the Rose Garden to explain in professorial style just why America, under his administration, keeps watching young black men loot buildings and attack police officers. "We have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals -- primarily African-American, often poor -- in ways that have raised troubling questions. And it comes up, it seems like, once a week now, or once every couple weeks," Obama said, proclaiming that police brutality against blacks amounted to a "slow-rolling crisis." He added,...
  • Why Bob Woodward’s New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-10 | John Schulenburg
    Wow, so Bob Woodward’s new book is making a lot of headlines to today and why shouldn’t it? It’s an amazing view into the White House and well, frankly scared the bejeesus out of me just knowing that this joker is in charge of our country and military. Where to begin? It starts with the front page story from the Washington Post which talks about Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. The book quite literally is a stark reality check for the American people on who their Commander-in-Chief is and how he thinks. The first bombshell that people are talking...
  • Coming millennial bubble could spell trouble

    03/17/2015 7:37:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | Steve Deace
    An older generation complaining that an emerging one will be the death of civilization as we know it is a cliche and constant as the North Star. However, based on some rather troubling data regarding today’s millennials, it could turn out to be true this time. In his first inaugural address as governor of California 47 years ago, Ronald Reagan warned us that “freedom is a fragile thing, and is never more than one generation away from extinction.” He also reminded us that freedom “is not ours by inheritance but must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation,...
  • Breaking: TALIBAN Claims Responsibility for Murder of Three US Contractors in Kabul

    01/29/2015 11:12:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING: TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDER OF THREE AMERICANS AT KABUL AIRPORT On Wednesday White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz argued that the Taliban is not a terrorist group, but instead an “armed insurgency.” On Thursday White House Spokesman Josh Earnest doubled-down on the idiocy. Earnest told reporters: “They have a different classification. They have a classification that does allow us to place financial concessions against them that have succeeded in limiting their capability. They’ve been effective. And that is different than an organization like Al-Qaeda that has much broader global aspiration to carry out acts of violence and...
  • The Bishops and the Catholic “man-crisis”

    12/16/2014 1:54:52 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | December 15, 2014 | Matthew James Christoff
    (Photo: CNS) The III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops met for several weeks in October 2014 and issued the document, “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” There has been much commentary about the ill-conceived interim report, Relatio post Disceptationem, which implied that homosexuality had inherent positive gifts and that divorced and remarried people who were in a state of perpetual adultery could somehow be accommodated to be able to receive communion. The scandalous nature of these ill-conceived paragraphs created great public confusion. Thankfully, in the final Relatio Synodi, the scandalous language was removed....
  • New groundwater laws to have ripple effect on agriculture (w/video)

    09/18/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | Angela Hart
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic groundwater legislation Tuesday, imposing new rules in the Golden State that could limit how much water commercial and residential users are allowed to pump from underground aquifers — a move decades in the works, spurred this year by California’s drought. The new laws, which take effect in January, will require local government officials to ensure use of groundwater basins is sustainable, protecting underground reserves and averting other environmental damage. The regulations could have a ripple effect on thousands of farmers and ranchers across the North Coast.
  • All Bad Things are Someone else's Fault

    09/13/2014 7:02:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2014 | Unknown
    Video clips of Obozo saying how "he" ended the war in Iraq. Make sure you watch the last 10 seconds.
  • President Obama: Border crisis is a ‘shared responsibility’

    07/25/2014 8:21:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    PMS NBC ^ | 07/25/14 | Rachel Kleinman
    <p>The ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is a “shared responsibility,” President Obama said Friday after meeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala at the White House on Friday.</p>
  • Deadly break-in at Arizona church puts spotlight on issue of clergy possessing weapons

    06/17/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 17, 2014 | Staff
    PHOENIX – A deadly burglary at an Arizona church is raising questions about the wisdom of clergy possessing weapons, no matter how dangerous their mission.
  • Eric Shinseki’s Meaningless Claim That He ‘Takes Responsibility’

    05/16/2014 7:43:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    The abominable callousness demonstrated at the Department of Veterans Affairs is deadly serious, and warrants more than an all-too-familiar claim of “responsibility” from Eric Shinseki: ... Of course, Shinskei is just echoing his boss and other members of the administration: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s declaration that she takes responsibility for the failure to secure our facilities and personnel in Libya — with no word on any actual consequence of this failure — is the most recent example. But the approach began from the very start of this administration. ... Discussing the national debt in Virginia on Aug. 6, 2009,...
  • Men to blame for childless women? It's society that disenfranchises fathers, says Peter Lloyd

    04/01/2014 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 63 replies
    Daily mail ^ | Updated 2-10-2014
    Journalist Melissa Kite said men who don't want children are selfish Peter Lloyd says men know babies will always be 'hers', not 'theirs' Yesterday, journalist Melissa Kite became the latest woman to publicly trash men in a sexist, undeserving rant - this time, by saying those exercising a human right not to become fathers were 'selfish'.
  • An Obituary For Our Dear Friend, "Common Sense"

    02/23/2014 11:01:37 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies
    TRC Magazine Facebook Page ^ | 2/22/14 | Steven W. McReynolds
    Obituary Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: * Knowing when to come in out of the rain; * Why the early bird gets the worm* Life isn't always fair and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by a simple, sound financial policy and a good reliable strategy toward life. * Don't...
  • Escalation: After Cuomo's 'No Place in New York' Remarks, His Counsel Reminds the New York Post

    01/22/2014 9:24:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/21/14 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, as I noted on Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told public radio's Susan Arbetter that "extreme conservatives" – that is, people who are pro-life, understand the clear meaning of the Second Amendment, or wish to keep marriage as it has traditionally been defined – "have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are." Note well that Cuomo's remarks are still not news at the Associated Press's national site. On Sunday, Cuomo's people sent and released an "open letter" containing a very inaccurate transcription of the original interview accusing the New...
  • MSNBC Guest Columnists Hint They'd Be Cool with Raising 'Age of Criminal Responsibility' to Say 25?

    01/08/2014 9:21:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    "The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year," demands the subheadline on MSNBC.com's landing page this afternoon for a story headlined, "Stop charging kids as adults." The column, co-authored by former NAACP president Ben Jealous and actress Rosario Dawson, promotes a push by the Citizens Committee for Children of New York [CCCNY] to change Empire State law so that minors aged 16 years old cannot be charged as adults. Jealous and Dawson don't disclose to what age they believe the age of criminal responsibility should be raised,...
  • Ability To Repay Rule - A Lesson In Removing Personal Responsibility

    12/18/2013 4:07:44 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 11 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/18/13 | LD Jackson
    There are some things in this life that are more important than others. Through my 51 years on this earth, I have learned that personal responsibility is one of those things. If we refuse to take responsibility for our actions, we are apt to go through this life with an attitude of entitlement. If we perform an action, knowing full well it is wrong, we will then expect someone else to take the blame, to bail us out, and to fix the problem. I have seen this first hand. The automotive shop I work at installs a device to prevent...
  • Bridge May Ice In Cold Weather

    11/03/2013 3:30:59 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 54 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/03/13 | LD Jackson
    It's odd, the places from which I draw inspiration for my writings. I was driving with my wife yesterday, looking for a black powder rifle to buy, and happened to come across a road sign. It is a sign I have seen countless times before, but it struck me for some reason yesterday. It was a warning a few hundred yards before I crossed a bridge, making sure I understood that the bridge may ice in cold weather. I have nothing against such signs and they do serve the purpose to make sure drivers are warned about the possible dangers...
  • Obama: I take full responsibility for fixing health site (makes a full-throated defence)

    10/30/2013 6:48:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/30/13 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has accepted "full responsibility" for ensuring the troubled healthcare website gets fixed. Speaking in Boston, he said he was "not happy" about the glitch-laden project, but made a full-throated defence of the broader 2010 healthcare law. Earlier, his embattled health secretary apologised to the American people over the botched website rollout. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the largest overhaul of the US healthcare system since the 1960s. Commonly known as Obamacare, it aims to extend health insurance coverage to the estimated 15% of the American population who lack it. But a key element...
  • Judge Jeanine to Obama: It’s time to man up, roll up your sleeves and take responsibility!

    10/27/2013 10:44:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    Fox News via the The Right Scoop ^ | 10-26-2013 | Fox News via the The Right Scoop
    Judge Jeanine Pirro hammered the Obama administration tonight over the Obamacare rollout asking “are they liars or just incompetent?” She told the president that it’s time to man up, roll up his sleeves and take responsibility because we’re tired of the blame game. Pirro even highlights that the senior vice president for the company who got the no-bid contract to do the Obamacare website was Michelle Obama’s college classmate, noting that this is really all about the money. But more than that, she said with quite a bit of passion that the American people deserve what they’ve been promised, that...
  • I Am The Guilty Man

    10/11/2013 5:16:26 AM PDT · by HomeAtLast · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2013 | Charles E. Moore
    I am the reason liberals believe their policies and ideas will work in the real world. I am the driven American entrepreneur. Every time an entrepreneur accepts a directive from the government that will harm his chance of earning a profit; every time a roadblock is put up and the entrepreneur finds a way to adapt and keep moving on; every time a conservative curses the policy of the liberal but still keeps running his business and paying taxes... he confirms the liberal policy as a logical reality. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/i_am_the_guilty_man.html
  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state

    09/24/2013 10:05:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Setember 17, 2013 | Toby Sterling
    Dutch King: Say goodbye to welfare state AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.
  • Liberalism 101 - You Don't Have a Choice

    09/05/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I love it when liberal progressives actually speak their true beliefs for us all to hear. However, you have to probe deeply and get them riled up enough to blow their cool in order to hear their unvarnished agenda. Liberals know that sane people do not agree with their policies or their goals, so they must always cloak them in a shadowy cloud of lies. It's always, "it's about the children!" or "where's your compassion?" with them in order to mask their true goals. Once you get under their skin, you can expose their lies and twisted words as they'll...
  • Black Self-Sabotage

    07/31/2013 12:03:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7-31-2013 | Walter E. Williams
    If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media. Let's look at it. First, weaken the black family, but don't blame it on individual choices. You have to preach that today's weak black family is a legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and racism. The truth is that black female-headed households were just 18 percent of households in 1950, as opposed to about 68 percent today. In fact, from 1890 to 1940,...
  • 1 teen dead, one arrested on homicide charges in Barron County (WI)

    06/17/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    WQOW Eau Claire ^ | Jun 17, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
    Barron County (Press Release) - On Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 4:33 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff's Department received a report of a semi vs. pedestrian accident on Highway 8 west of Cameron in the Town of Stanley. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a semi driven by Duane E. Nelson, 51, of Almena was traveling east on Highway 8 when he saw a male running east in the west bound lane of Highway 8. Nelson attempted to stop and move over but the running man turned towards the semi and into the path of it. The man, identified as...
  • Other than Obama and Krugman, Is there Anybody Who Still Thinks Bigger Government Is Good for Growth

    06/16/2013 4:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve repeatedly explained that Keynesian economics doesn’t work because any money the government spends must first be diverted from the productive sector of the economy, which means either higher taxes or more red ink. So unless one actually thinks that politicians spend money with high levels of effectiveness and efficiency, this certainly suggests that growth will be stronger when the burden of government spending is modest (and if spending is concentrated on “public goods,” which do have a positive “rate of return” for the economy). I’ve also complained (to the point of being a nuisance!) that there are too many...
  • Dumb and Dumber Tax Hikes

    06/16/2013 3:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    One of the dumbest things a country can do in a recession is raise taxes. Yet, after pronouncing the end of austerity, Italy's "grand coalition" government, led by Enrico Letta, is going to hike the VAT. Why? It seems they need to hike the VAT to pay for a decrease in property taxes. Recall that Silvio Berlusconi was only willing to take part in Letta's grand coalition on condition property tax hikes were rolled back. Letta agreed to do that, but now Letta says Italy needs revenue hikes to make up for it. Grand Coalition Splintering Curiously, the International Business...
  • The Foibles and Foolishness of Barack Obama Go Beyond Ignorance

    06/10/2013 3:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | John Ransom
    So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say. You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. There is no middle ground. There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.” Going into his second term, you either knew what we had in Barack Obama or you didn’t. For myself, I’ve never been willing to overlook...
  • The Most Powerful Person in the US: We Don't Know

    05/12/2013 12:21:23 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 31 replies
    May 12, 2013 | Where's The Outrage?
    Need some Freeper help developing an idea. It seems that the most powerful person in the Obama Administration is "We Don't Know": We Don't Know who edited the Benghazie Talking Points. We Don't Know who Gave the Stand Down Order We Don't Know who in the IRS targeted Conservative Groups. So in keeping with "Who's on 1st" Please add you suggestions for other activities were conducted by "We Don't Know"
  • The NRA: Representing More Than the Second Amendment

    05/06/2013 4:00:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    HOUSTON, TX. - If you’ve been to any of the National Rifle Association’s annual meetings, you’ll understand what I mean when I say the gathering is a true representation of what makes America exceptional. This year, the NRA held its annual meetings and convention in Houston and was attended by more than 85,000 people. Last year it was held in St. Louis and the year before in Pittsburg. Over the past few months, the NRA has seen their membership balloon and just last Friday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre announced the organization has reached 5 million members. The common...
  • If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

    04/07/2013 11:27:25 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 103 replies
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/ ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | D.H. Garrison, Jr.
    I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I donÂ’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes...
  • Gun Control Idiocy And Personal Responsibility

    04/03/2013 4:45:46 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 04/03/13 | LD Jackson
    As has been the case since the beginning of Obama's second term, it seems gun control remains in the news. All sorts of things are happening and Obama is on the road again, trying to gin up support for any and all measures to curb our 2nd Amendment rights. No, he isn't calling it that and I am sure he would take an exception to my description of what he is doing, but I believe I am correct in my assessment. In a comment I left at America's Watchtower, where they are discussing the insane proposal from certain liberal Democrats...
  • Is Obamacare`s shared responsibility payment a direct tax requiring an apportionment?

    03/25/2013 5:53:17 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 7 replies
    3-25-13 | johnwk
    In answering this question the following rules of constitutional law are to be followed: Intent of framers and adopters as controlling The fundamental principle of constitutional construction is that effect must be given to the intent of the framers of the organic law and of the people adopting it. This is the polestar in the construction of constitutions, all other principles of construction are only rules or guides to aid in the determination of the intention of the constitution’s framers.--- numerous citations omitted__ Vol.16 American Jurisprudence, 2d Constitutional law (1992 edition), pages 418-19 Meaning of Language Ordinary meaning, generally Words...
  • The Missing Link To An Armed Citizenry!

    02/01/2013 10:41:17 AM PST · by Ohioan · 12 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | February 1, 2013 | William Flax
    While the present Administration ignores both Washington's wise counsel & his clear understanding of male psychology, President Obama's Secretary of Defense, denies both the role of Congress, the Chivalric Code & all human experience in a bizarre January order for all branches of the Armed Forces to place women in combat units by 2016. Will further eroding a sense of male responsibility serve any constructive purpose, in dealing with any contemporary problem? Will trashing what have always been constructive male roles--the responsibility of young men to defend their society--contribute anything positive toward dealing with the rash of atrocities committed by...
  • ´I take responsibility... I put my arms around the wives left to raise their children´: Tearful Hill

    01/23/2013 11:52:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s voice cracked today as she was grilled during the long-awaited Senate hearing about the fatal attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11. She grew emotional at one point as she discussed the four American victims of the Benghazi attack, saying the incident is not just about ´policy, it´s personal.´ ´I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children,´ she said, her voice shaking. ´I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped
  • Reagan on 'Blaming Society'

    12/20/2012 6:23:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    "We must reject the idea that each time a law's broken, society is guilty- rather than the lawbreaker. It's time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions"-Ronald Reagan ________________________________ 'nuff said...
  • I CHOOSE, Therefore I Am...

    12/14/2012 1:19:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    OptimismRevolution   h/t Vince
  • Society Of No Responsibility

    11/30/2012 5:00:22 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/30/12 | LD Jackson
    Excuse me while I go off the normal, beaten path of Political Realities. Today's post is so different, I had to create the new category of society to properly define it. It's more than a little safe to make the following statement. The society we live in today is not the society we grew up in. By we, I mean those of us who are middle-aged, possibly 40 and older. Today's society has changed so drastically, it is almost unrecognizable. The most glaring example of that change is the lack of responsibility that is displayed by so many people. No...
  • Should BENGHAZI-COWARD Obama resign before or after November 6, 2012?

    11/03/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 54 replies
    Graewoulf | November 3, 2012 | Graewoulf
    The preponderance of Benghazi evidence conclusively shows that Obama is a Coward. As a coward, Obama is unfit to be the Commander in Chief of the US Military. His strategic retreat to Las Vegas, Nevada the day after he authorized that 4 Americans were to be left behind to die, has brought indelible shame to his office, and the Democrat Party.
  • Sandy's Lesson

    11/03/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Here's the big lesson from mega-storm Sandy: Mother Nature sneers at high tech, mocks modern convenience and couldn't care less about what kind of person you are. She will smack you if she wants to. As we have become addicted to machines, many of us have forgotten about nature. We must have gizmos. Sandy laughed and took them away. Power, gone. Internet, dark. Cellphones, not happening. Even your landline phone, not available, because "all circuits are busy." Suddenly, it's 1850 with one exception: battery-operated flashlights and radios. So what is the lesson here? Actually, there are a few. First: No...
  • Flood of tears: Bodies of SI boys found after being swept away by Sandy

    11/02/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 2, 2012 | DOUG AUER, JESSICA SIMEONE and LEONARD GREENE
    The nightmare that began when raging storm waters ripped two little Staten Island boys from their mother’s arms reached its tragic conclusion yesterday when their bodies were found in marshlands close to where they disappeared.Glenda Moore wailed uncontrollably after cops showed up at her Great Kills home yesterday and delivered the grim news. The short lives of Brandon, 2, and Connor, 4, ended in murky water, under debris and trees toppled by the storm. They were found about 20 yards apart at around 10 a.m. by cops in wet suits using shovels and pitchforks to clear the thick brush.“It’s a...
  • The Puppetmasters Behind the Military Action in Libya ( Soros - Who else? )

    04/01/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | March 25th | Raven Clabough
    President Obama’s actions in Libya were already suspicious for a number of reasons. First, during Obama’s presidential campaign, he asserted that his priority was to get America out of the two wars it was already fighting. Second, Obama was a staunch critic of the Bush administration for unconstitutionally embarking on a war without congressional approval — an action of which President Obama is now guilty. Finally, as the economy is teetering on collapse, one would assume the last thing the President would want is to have to fund a third war. And yet here we are. However, once we delve...
  • Hillary, the bigger man?

    10/16/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 21 replies
    Vanity | 16 October 2012 | areukiddingme1
    “It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong. I am NOT a big man.” ~ Fletch Lives Apparently the president of the United States of America is NOT a big man either and is willing to let Hillary Clinton take the fall for him – How noble of him and the vice president. The word ETHOS comes to mind. What is ETHOS? According to Merriam-Webster, Ethos is the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution. What is this president and vice presidents code or ethos? I have serious questions and doubt...
  • Larry Elder: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility (from 2005)

    08/08/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar
    Townhall ^ | December 29, 2005 | Larry Elder
    While off for the holidays, I took my 90-year-old, former Marine, Republican dad to his inner-city barbershop. Dad goes to the same barbershop that my brothers and I went to when we were growing up. Different people now own the shop, and I hadn't set foot in there in probably 35 years. Is it still, I asked Dad, the same "afro-centric," white-man-done-me-wrong, trash-talking joint? "Yes," sighed my father, who taught my brothers and me to overcome racism through hard work and personal responsibility.
  • I-Team Investigation: Smoke detector law ignored in Garden City

    02/23/2012 9:41:51 AM PST · by eccentric · 7 replies
    KSN.COM ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | Justin Kraemer
    GARDEN CITY, Kansas (KSN) -- Mike Savoy vividly recalls tucking his daughter Bryn in for bed the night of January 8th. “I asked her for a kiss,” remembers Savoy. “She was mad at me so she said ‘no.’” Normally Savoy would relentlessly tease and torment his 6-year-old girl until she relented. This time he didn’t. “But I wish I would have, you know? It was my last chance,” said Savoy. After playing with his baby Madelyn, Mike wasn’t feeling well and left. He was living apart from his wife, Nichole, but saw his family everyday. He planned to bring them...
  • Debt Has Climbed $4.47T Since ObamaReleased First Budget—Calling for‘A New Era

    02/13/2012 10:13:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/13/12 | Terry Jeffrey
    The federal debt has increased by $4.47 trillion since President Barack Obama released his first federal budget on Feb. 26, 2009. That budget was entitled, “A New Era of Responsibility.” On Feb. 26, 2009, as Obama released his budget for fiscal 2010, the national debt stood at $10.88 trillion (10,881,159,722,022.36). At the close of business on Feb. 9, 2012, the national debt stood at $15.36 trillion ($15,355,838,921,022.16). That represents an increase in the debt of $4.47 trillion ($4,474,679,198,999.80).
  • Indian Tribe Sues Beer Makers Over Alcohol Abuse

    02/09/2012 4:46:18 PM PST · by Pontiac · 14 replies
    AP Via WSJ on-line ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2012 | Staff
    An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota said it is demanding $500 million in damages for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on the reservation.
  • Choice Neglect: Personal Responsibility Becomes Governmental Responsibility

    01/22/2012 11:30:44 PM PST · by gabriellah · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/23/2012 | Amy Lutz
    On January 11th, a federal judge in Rhode Island ruled on the side of Jessica Ahlquist, a 16-year-old who sought to remove a prayer banner from her school’s auditorium. Ahlquist argued that the “School Prayer” sign, which started with the words “Our Heavenly Father” and concluded with “Amen” violated her First Amendment rights. According to the 16-year-old, the removal of the banner represents “what true American values are.” However, in an attempt to ensure freedom “from” religion and religious influence, Ahlquist and her liberal supporters actually rejected her own possession of freedom at the same time. Perhaps this is best...
  • In Pursuit of Personal Responsibility

    01/08/2012 8:10:11 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 2 replies
    The Young Federalist ^ | January 8, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    When I was younger I was constantly in a fight with at least one of my siblings. When we both got caught in our collective wrongdoing, the first words out of our mouths were “He (or she) did it!” My younger siblings and I were often incapable of taking responsibility for our own actions, but this isn’t unheard of. In fact, the “blaming” phase of childhood is one that we all have experienced. Personal responsibility and acceptance of consequences come later. Children aren’t expected to automatically take personal responsibility; they must learn to accept it. Unfortunately, however, many Americans have...