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  • Sarah Palin & the Vanishing Sphere: Fallout from dwindling private sector makes for easy prophecy

    04/26/2011 1:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 26, 2011 | John Hayward
    The New York Sun has an article today called “Sarah Palin for the Fed?” in which they discuss how the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential candidate has been running rings around all of Barack Obama’s high-priced, high-powered, ideologically impeccable financial men: “The big question as Chairman Bernanke gets set for his first quarterly press conference is how Sarah Palin was able to figure out sooner than everyone else that the Federal Reserve’s campaign of quantitative easing wouldn’t work. Disappointment in the Fed’s policies is being reported this morning at the top of page one of the New York...
  • Brown's Countdown, Day 31: Lawmakers approve more pay for some aides

    02/09/2011 8:21:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/9/11 | Jim Sanders
    Lawmakers working to persuade skeptical voters that deep budget cuts should be balanced by extending higher taxes have kept the public conversation tightly focused on cutting government spending and spreading the pain. At the same time, though, legislative leaders signed off on salary increases for about 10 percent of their staff. Nearly 230 legislative aides are making more money, most of them due to promotions in which they received new titles or job duties.
  • Want to cut spending? Cut terms

    02/06/2011 3:45:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 5, 2011 | CAROLINE BAUM
    The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is promising to cut $100 billion from domestic spending this year. The Tea Party caucus’s response? I’ll see your $100 billion and raise you $2.4 trillion over 10 years. Both groups are barking up the wrong tree or, to use a more appropriate animal analogy, putting the cart before the horse. The road to real deficit reduction, not a cosmetic nip and tuck, runs through term limits. If Americans are truly interested in shrinking the size of government — one of the takeaways from the 2010 midterm election — they can...
  • Palin, Krauthammer, and the Right Kind of Elitism

    01/12/2011 9:34:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | January 12, 2011 | Michael Medved
    It’s healthy, even natural, for Americans to feel populist resentment against elites that base their status through inherited wealth and family connections. But it’s toxic, misguided and profoundly stupid to focus public hostility on leaders who achieved their positions through education, diligence and ability. Recent sniping between Sarah Palin and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer highlights the crucial distinction between rebellious attitudes that attack unfairly arrogated power and privilege and a trendy neo-populism that attacks brains. When Krauthammer dared to suggest that the former Alaska governor looked less than “presidential” while shooting caribou with Kate Goselin on her hit TLC...
  • Food shoppers face five-a-day nagging at tills as Coalition aims to get the nation in shape

    01/08/2011 9:01:59 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 7th January 2011 | Daniel Martin
    Shoppers will be bombarded with messages at supermarket check-outs about eating fruit and vegetables, under plans being considered by Ministers. Trolleys could even come with a painted line marking where customers should put their healthy produce as part of the proposals which critics will see as an expansion of the nanny state. Unhealthy options – such as crisps and pies – may be placed on higher shelves than low-calorie and high-fibre foods to dissuade shoppers from buying them. The proposals are part of the Coalition’s attempt to ‘nudge’ Britons towards healthy choices and are the brainchild of the Behavioural Insight...
  • Why do conservative elites go out of their way to trash Palin?

    01/05/2011 8:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | January 4, 2011 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    I’ve noticed that George Will and Charles Krauthammer have taken time out of their many TV gigs to trash Sarah Palin. Other prominent conservatives seem to relish dissing the former Alaska governor. David Frum, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Christie; don’t forget Kathleen Parker, who parleyed her Palin envy into a CNN talk show that no one watches. This is not an attack on these conservatives. I read them all and often find a lot of worth in what they opine. I don’t understand why they actively, often unprompted, go out of their way to bash Palin. I...
  • A nation choking on endless laws

    01/07/2011 3:15:08 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 6, 2011 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Heading back to work this week, Americans were greeted not only by a new year but also by a whole slew of new laws -- 31,000 of them at the state level -- covering everything from guns to 100-watt light bulbs to, of course, "health care." As usual, most of these laws tell us what we can't do: texting while driving (duh), cyberbullying and smoking in bars. In the near future, everyone will be a criminal for at least 15 minutes, whether they know it or not. But aside from some laws easing state restrictions on lawful gun ownership, precious...
  • The Obama’s – A Picture of the Ruling Class in the Day of the Lord!

    12/30/2010 3:01:24 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies · 95+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen ^ | 12/30/10 | DJP I.F.
    "President Obama and his family do NOT seem to be feeling the effects of these troubled economic times. Their present Christmas vacation has cost the tax payers of America an astounding $ 1,474,200 and is a slap in the face to all struggling Americans. Under his horrific and woeful economic policies, Americans are struggling financially with seemingly no end in sight. Nothing but the best for America's ruling class. "Their Christmas vacation cost tax payers an astounding $ 1,474,200" Remember also two days after the 2010 elections President Obama and his elitist group of friends headed off to India. According...
  • How Did All That Happen?

    12/29/2010 6:10:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 4+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 28, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The ImprobablesThere are a number of improbables, anomalies, paradoxes, ironies, absurdities — call them what you wish – on the national scene that simply defy reason. We usually fault an ignorant media as culpable for creating narratives that have no basis in fact and yet are rarely questioned. Here are some of the glaring examples and you decide how the unlikely became the gospel. 1. How did 20-minutes-of-fame Julian Assange construct the façade of an idealistic crusading electronic muckraker? He seems much more likely a part P.T. Barnum showman/part celebrity narcissist. While promising to embarrass a number of banks and...
  • Class Conflict, American Style

    12/19/2010 11:36:49 AM PST · by Eva · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/ 11/2010 | Fred Siegel
    In the 2010 electoral campaigns, some tea-party candidates referred to the objects of their middle-class enmity as "the ruling class." The ruling class, as its critics understand it, consists of the overlapping circles of Washington, Wall Street, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Big Labor who have the sense that their resources—financial and intellectual—entitle them to an outsize say in how America is governed. ....Mr. Callahan traces the rise of the liberal rich to the 1960s and the vital role played by Stewart Mott, a General Motors heir, in financing the 1968 anti-war campaign of Eugene McCarthy. But Michael Knox Beran, in...
  • Common Ground with Progressives in Berkeley?

    12/17/2010 3:29:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 17, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    Just recently, I had a couple of astonishing conversations with random strangers. And in Berkeley, no less. The first one was with the manager of a women's clothing shop, where I was doing some "retail therapy." Somehow we started talking about a possible new Berkeley tax. Then she uttered the following: "They're all trying to kill us. They want as few human beings as possible." Now, I want you to imagine the otherworldliness of this moment -- of someone, anyone in Berkeley saying such a thing. Of course, when Bush was in office, the hatred was omnipresent and palpable. But...
  • Off to a Bad Start

    12/02/2010 4:12:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 01, 2010 | K.E. Campbell
    Less than a month has passed since the mid-term elections and the early signs emanating from Washington don't bode well for the future of our freedom. The ruling class is still firmly entrenched and is seemingly oblivious to the message sent by the people on November 2. Corrupted by power, the two parties comprising the ruling class apparently still differ only in "the rates at which they are willing to usurp additional power." Yesterday, fifteen Republican senators joined every Democrat in voting for passage of S. 510, the "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act", described on these pages as a "power...
  • Hillary Clinton: Population Control Will Now Become The Centerpiece Of U.S. Foreign Policy

    11/27/2010 4:35:19 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 119 replies · 1+ views
    During remarks that she made for the 15th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the launch of a new program that according to Clinton will now become the centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy.
  • The Immorality of Class Warfare

    11/27/2010 2:21:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Henry Oliner | Henry Oliner
    "Boule de Suif" is a famous short story by French writer Guy de Maupassant about a group of passengers in a horse-drawn coach trapped behind Prussian lines during the Franco-Prussian War. The passengers include two nuns, an upper-class factory owner and his wife, a petty bourgeoisie couple who own a small shop, a politician, a wealthy aristocratic couple, and of course the prostitute named Elizabeth Rousset. The name "Boule de Suif" translates to "Bowl of fFat," a reference to the prostitute from a time when fat women were considered very attractive. Before their detention, the passengers enjoy each other's company,...
  • Members of US Congress Get Richer Despite Sour Economy

    11/17/2010 11:38:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/17/2010 | Albert Bozzo
    Despite a long and deep recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to a study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.The steady also indicates that a significant number of members owned shares of major players in the health-care and financial-services sectors, which were the subject of major reform legislation during the period. The findings—based on federal financial disclosure data released earlier this year—paint a wealthy bunch in Congress, with more than half of all members—261—were millionaires. About one in five of those had average calculated wealth...
  • Bill Maher Once Again Explains How America Is ‘Like a Dog’

    11/14/2010 6:00:55 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/13/2010 | Scott Baker
    Last month almost 600 of you commented on our post about Bill Maher’s rant about Americans are like stupid dogs. We’ll apparently he is determined to prove the point. He’s trotted out the line once again. This time with Michael Moore! (video follows)
  • Palin v. Rove and the Battle for the GOP's Future

    11/05/2010 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 185 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2,2010 | Lee Cary
    The battle for the future of the Republican Party will fully engage tomorrow morning in the wake of today's election. The opposing forces will be initially represented by two Republicans who hold no elected office: Sarah Palin and Karl Rove. Palin represents the Tea Party Movement (TPM). Rove is the lead consigliere for the Republican bluebloods. Will their groups eventually consolidate their disparate agendas? The answer will determine the future of the GOP. After eviscerating Christine O'Donnell's campaign, Rove challenged the TPM in Der Spiegel, where he was quoted as saying, If you look underneath the surface of the Tea...
  • Raggio endorses Reid

    10/07/2010 9:35:57 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 39 replies
    Lahontan Valley News ^ | Oct 7 2010 | GEOFF DORNAN
    Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, regarded as the most powerful and respected Republican in Nevada, announced Thursday he will support Democrat Harry Reid over Sharron Angle in the closely contested U.S. Senate race. In an open letter, Raggio slammed Angle's legislative record and what he referred to as her extreme positions on the issues. He also mentioned Angle's negative campaign against him for the Nevada Senate seat saying she distorted his record, calling him a liar and a RINO (Republican In Name Only.) “I never heard one word from her, or a concession, or an offer of support,” he wrote. “Instead,...
  • 'Get sane!' Councilwoman suffers meltdown on camera

    10/05/2010 6:15:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 4, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    An investigation has been launched into the behavior of a member of the city council in Vancouver City, Wash., after she lost her cool at a meeting when people wanted to argue over a light rail plan, ordered one member of the public out of the room, ordered the council chairman to "gavel down" a constituent, and ordered a colleague on the council to "Shut up!" The situation developed as members of the public were in attendance to express concerns about a light rail program. Harris told one speaker not to address individual members of the committee, and when he...
  • Christine O'Donnell criticized by former aides

    09/17/2010 8:52:26 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 183 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/17/10 | DAVID CATANESE
    By pulling off arguably the biggest upset of the primary election season Tuesday, Christine O'Donnell shocked the Republican establishment and political pundits who didn’t think her campaign for the Delaware GOP Senate nomination had a chance. But none were more surprised then the staffers who worked for O’Donnell in 2008, when she made the second of two prior unsuccessful bids for the Senate. Continue Reading Text Size * - * + * reset Listen to this article. Powered by Listen VIDEO: O'Donnell on media Latest on POLITICO * Dean: 'I actually approve' of tea party * Pelosi keeps losing...