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  • WH sees 'surge' in young O-Care enrollees - Carney pushes back at Rep Jim Moran's (D-VA) assessment

    01/27/2014 12:56:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Monday dismissed concerns by retiring Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who in a radio interview on Monday said he didn't think enough young, healthy consumers would purchase ObamaCare policies. Moran told WAMU that millennials "are less likely to sign up" for health insurance on the federal exchanges. "I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations," Moran says. "But I don't think we're going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially." Healthcare experts have warned of a so-called...
  • 100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created the Fed

    12/23/2013 3:22:13 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 138 replies
    The Mises Daily ^ | 12/23/2013 | Christopher Westley
    It is little wonder that early Democrats garnered such popular support and would demand Andrew Jackson end America’s experiment with central banking. Jackson called it “dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control.” It’s hard to believe that guy who said that is now on the $20 bill. Jackson also warned that the Bank of the United States was “a vast electioneering engine” that could “control the Government and change its character.” These sentiments were echoed by Roger Taney, Jackson’s Treasury Secretary, who talked of the...
  • Ugly scene as Oakland’s illegal “sideshows” make comeback

    09/23/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    Sideshows are rearing their ugly head once again in Oakland. Take a look at this video shot in the aftermath of a crash during a West Oakland sideshow, showing a hostile crowd accosting a woman they believe was responsible. (Warning: profane language) Oakland police said the incident happened about 4:15 a.m. Saturday on the 2500 block of Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. A woman in a burgundy Mazda apparently was following too closely as the driver of a white Chevy Camaro was “doing donuts,” or spinning around in circles, which is typical sideshow behavior
  • How to Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments

    07/07/2013 5:42:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2013 | Theodore Koehl
    Americans may be able to regain control over their federal government by moving their respective individual state legislatures to invalidate the 16th and 17th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Essentially, this is a vote to reverse ratification of an Amendment without a Constitutional Convention. Repeal of the 16th Amendment starves the federal beast by depriving it of its consumption of money from the states and the taxpayers through income. States could exercise better control over how or even if their money is spent. Repeal of the 17th Amendment makes United States senators directly appointed by the state legislatures, as...
  • Caption Carney at Benghazi Hearing..look at the sign behind him

    05/11/2013 7:46:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 60 replies
    White House ^ | 5/10 | White House Briefing
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment to Restore the 10th.

    04/08/2013 4:57:56 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    Happy Anniversary! Today marks one hundred years of the horrible 17th Amendment. Its Progressive purpose was to democratize the Senate, and boy, did it! In a complete about face from the philosophy, experience and warnings from the Framing generation, the States no longer participate in the federal government. One hundred years ago today, the republic ceased being federal, and overnight became a single un-confederated republic that spanned a continent. It also created a temporary, partial power vacuum, and set the stage for total consolidation of authority in the national government. Once State agency was removed, all that was left were...
  • The 17th Amendment and Administrative Government

    04/08/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    Happy Anniversary. Today marks one hundred years of popularly elected Senators. Can’t you feel the democratic love? The 17th Amendment, which replaced State Legislatures as Senatorial electors with the general voting public, just doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Without it, Obama could not rule as the despot he is. Background. A wave of Populist/Progressive change began in earnest in the late 19th Century. Intellectuals such as Professor Woodrow Wilson rejected the Natural Law basis of our revolution and Declaration of Independence. Congress was too cumbersome, slow, restrictive and inattentive to the changing needs and demands of an emerging industrial...
  • The 17th Amendment, Gateway to Despotic Government

    04/08/2013 2:26:47 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Happy Anniversary! Today is the 100th Anniversary of the horrible 17th Amendment. In 1787-1788, Anti-Federalists warned that history’s lesson regarding republics would result in a despotic American government. Because republics rested on the will of the people, republics demanded among their communities a certain commonality of interests, traditions and morals. Absent commonality, society was certain to disintegrate into warring factions bent on besting and oppressing each other. Only an authoritarian government of force could keep the peace and control these hostile groups. Government could be one or a few men at the top lording over the many, or it could...
  • The 17th Amendment, State Laws and the Independent Judiciary

    04/08/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Albany Law Review ^ | 2003 | Donald J. Kochan
    Oh Happy Day! Today is the hundredth anniversary of the 17th Amendment!Lets Make a Deal. When consumers purchase goods, they expect the products to last. Everyone expects some durability to their purchases. Legislation is also a product. Retail consumers of Congressional law can only catch a glimpse at the give and take of brief public hearings and meager open debate. What we do not see is more important. An incredible amount of personal and monetary capital goes into major legislation. Various interest groups invest tremendous sums in lobbyists, polling, media, etc to get their pet interests passed by Congress. Within...
  • The 17th Amendment and Republican Freedom

    04/08/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 46 replies
    Happy Anniversary! Today marks 100 years of the 17th Amendment.To Freepers, our statist government is a daily “fingernails across the chalkboard” experience. What will the likes of Senators Schumer and Durbin or Representatives Hoyer, Lee and Pelosi try to pull next? Why did our national government morph from one designed to protect our freedoms into one that promises increasing oppression? More to the point, why did the federal government generally remain within its Constitutional bounds prior to WWI and not thereafter? Thank the 17th Amendment. It fundamentally altered the Constitution; it pulled the keystone from the arch of our Framers’...
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment?

    08/25/2010 7:07:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | August 24 ,2010 | Steven L. Taylor
    I should start by acknowledging that repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment is hardly a mainstream issue and certainly not anything likely to come about (which is an understatement). However, the fact that there are people out there seeking its repeal is sufficient to garner comment, especially since said persons were significant enough within factions of the Tea Party movement to actually get some Senate candidates to state that they were in support of the repeal. Further, every once in a while I will get a commenter who is favor a repeal, so it seems worth some discussion.The proximate cause of...
  • The 17th Amendment Revisited

    07/05/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | July 2, 2010 | Thomas Brewton
    Original provisions of the Constitution intended to prevent Congress from enacting “dumb” laws were vitiated by ratification of the 17th Amendment. Before ratification of the 17th Amendment it’s unlikely that a Senate committee would have needed to raise the sort of question posed by Senator Coburn during confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court. A Wall Street Journal editorial reports: If Congress passed a law saying Americans were required to eat three fruits and three vegetables a day, Mr. Coburn asked, would that be legitimate under the Commerce Clause? It sounds like a “dumb law,” Ms. Kagan...
  • The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the United States Constitution

    06/16/2010 8:28:33 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 1 replies · 210+ views
    per Wiki | 6/16/2010 | BC
    Originally, although a Senator was elected by a state legislature, he was expected to represent the people of that state (rather than the legislature alone) in the Senate (See Federalist No. 62 through No.66).[Need quotation on talk to verify] Also it was believed that while an unqualified candidate might win a popular-vote majority through demagoguery or superficial qualities, the legislature, which could deliberate on its choice, and whose members had been selected by their constituents and had experience in politics, would be safe from such folly. Finally, election by the legislature was expected to insulate Senators from the distraction of...
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment

    11/26/2002 10:43:12 PM PST · by RhythmStep · 1 replies · 228+ views
    After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the federal government announced that it would preempt all state jurisdiction over airport security. The federal government preempted state powers without regard to balancing federal and state responsibilities so that these responsibilities, and related costs, could be distributed across federal, state, and local governments. To carry out this preemption, the federal government recently reported that it will employ more than 47,000 federal recruits in the fight against terrorism as newly trained security screeners at 424 airports nationwide.
  • From Eloquent Advocates to Boorish Hacks (17th Amendment)

    06/13/2010 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 625+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 13, 2010 | Josie Wales
    The 17th Amendment is stupid: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years…. But let me start at the beginning.  Article I § 3 cl. 1 of the Constitution originally established the election of Senators through the state legislatures.  The Federalist #62 laid out numerous arguments for the Constitutional framework of the Senate and its method of selection. The senatorial trust, which, requiring greater extent of information and stability of character, requires at the same time that the senator should have reached a period of...
  • Report: Jay Carney Stressed, Burnt Out

    03/14/2013 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 03:03 PM | Lisa Barron
    It may be time for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to make a career change—again. At least that’s what many in Washington are saying, according to Mediaite columnist Joe Concha. The former journalist seems to have lost his patience with the White House press corps, Concha wrote Wednesday, pointing to three incidents in the past few weeks where Carney has become combative with seasoned reporters during the daily briefings. …
  • 2013 Freeway sideshow Oakland CA 880

    01/28/2013 12:26:46 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 11 replies
    Video at link
  • Report: GOP senators won’t confirm Kerry until Clinton testifies on Benghazi

    12/26/2012 12:31:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12./26/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes. Clinton backed out of testifying at a congressional hearing last week after fainting and suffering a concussion. She was the first cabinet-level...
  • LIVE Video: Jay Carney Expected to Address Holder Contempt Charges

    06/11/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/11/2012 | Jason Howerton
    On now.
  • VIDEO: The People Speak: Battle of the Bulbs

    07/22/2011 7:25:32 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 11 replies
    Light bulbs are a household item that Americans don't think about that frequently. So a lot of them were surprised to learn that the government had mandated a phase out of certain types of bulbs three years ago. The legislation set new light bulb efficiency standards that would effectively ban the production and sale of the traditional incandescent bulbs and essentially force consumers to make the switch over to compact fluorescent bulbs. MRCTV went to Capitol Hill and asked folks what they thought of the new bulbs and whether the government has any business telling Americans which one they should...
  • Lights Out… Democrats Block Repeal of Lightbulb Ban – Vote Gives Jobs to China

    07/13/2011 12:04:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    gateway ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    House democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. A majority of Americans oppose the government’s unpopular and unnecessary ban on incandescent bulbs and infringement on choice. On January 1 2012, 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow. The democrats just voted to give jobs to China.
  • Immigration's Sideshow [Obama's Waterloo?]

    07/17/2009 9:03:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 645+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 17th 2009
    Immigration's Sideshow Lee Hockstader July 19, 2009 The Obama administration, moving gingerly toward what the president has said will be a far-reaching overhaul of the nation's broken immigration system, is trying to show at the outset that it is serious about enforcing existing laws. A glimpse of the president's strategy came earlier this month, when Department of Homeland Security officials said they would scrap a Bush administration initiative, tied up in the courts, that would have used Social Security information to force employers nationwide to fire millions of unauthorized workers. Instead, DHS said it would require federal contractors to use...
  • PROOF OF IDIOTS AMONG US

    11/21/2007 6:51:29 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 109 replies · 138+ views
    Nelz Nuze/WSB Radio/Savannah Morning News ^ | Novwmber 21, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    This letter to the editor appeared in the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. The letter is self-explanatory. After you finish reading this there will be no need for any further commentary:Modified community needs civil rights protections Because of my body modifications, including tattoos and piercings, I consider myself to be a member of the modified community. Due to my modifications, I not only have to deal with the daily routine of turned up noses and annoying questions from those without any body modifications, but I have to fight even harder to get a job than someone without any visible modifications.So this...
  • State Fair junkie, or how I learned to love the shenanigans. Product reviews.

    10/09/2005 5:08:08 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 46 replies · 787+ views
    An American In Turkiye
    Just got back from the Georgia National Fair. Ahhhh, the fair. The addicting aroma of deep fried oreos, bratwurst, Indian tacos, caramel apples, assorted meats on a stick, 5 pound baskets of cajun fries drowning in melted cheese, and turkey legs, all set amidst a background of electronic sounds permeating from the midway, people lugging around massive stuffed animals won from a carnie game, barns full of goats and horses ready to be judged, and the most important thing of all: the commercial vendors. Here, in the vast confines of numerous warehouses, hundreds of vendors set up shop, peddling anything...
  • Police look into alleged taped beating

    08/23/2005 8:55:57 PM PDT · by everlast · 11 replies · 967+ views
    Oakland Tribune Online ^ | August 22, 2005 | Oakland Tribune STAFF
    OAKLAND — Oakland Police have no information on an alleged video-taped beating of a woman labeled a "snitch" being circulated over the internet by radio talk show host and Web maven Matt Drudge. The narrated video, taken by a cheering bystander in what police said appears to be a "sideshow" atmosphere, shows a young woman being pulled out of a car by a crowd of people. She is then punched, kicked and stomped while she is on the ground.
  • 2 killed watching street races - Shooter, at large, had demanded brothers' car keys

    05/02/2005 8:50:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 702+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/2/5 | Delfin Vigil, Demian Bulwa
    Two brothers were shot to death and a third man was wounded as they watched an illegal race on the isolated streets near the docks of the U.S Naval Supply Center in West Oakland early Sunday. Salvador Lascon, 27, and his 20-year-old brother, Fernando Lascon -- who were best friends and lived with their mother in San Leandro -- were pronounced dead on the 1400 block of Middle Harbor Road, south of the Bay Bridge toll plaza. "To lose a son like this is horrible," said the men's mother, Maria Lascon. "But to lose both at the same time is...
  • Cheney Blasts Kerry for Allawi Comments

    09/23/2004 9:09:45 PM PDT · by BobbyK · 53 replies · 1,237+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 09-24.04 | MARGARET STAFFORD
    Cheney Blasts Kerry for Allawi Comments By MARGARET STAFFORD ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney chastised Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Thursday, saying his criticism of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi showed an appalling "lack of respect." Allawi, who was in Washington on Thursday to address a joint meeting of Congress and meet with President Bush, gave a rosy portrayal of progress toward peace in his country. Shortly after he spoke, Kerry said the prime minister's assessment contradicted his own previous statements as well as the reality on the ground. Cheney said Kerry was...
  • INVESTIGATE KERRY: "Sideshow" Book by William Shawcross Creates Three Scenario Dilemmas for Kerry!!

    08/23/2004 5:57:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 50 replies · 2,447+ views
    AmericanInTokyo from book sources, research ^ | 23 August 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    The explanation for Senator John Kerry that he was in “Cambodia on Christmas 1968” is by now a famous if not humorous footnote to his overall portrayal of hi own Vietnam War experiences. It is seared in his own, and now our own, memories. However the statement by John Kerry of his whereabouts at that time begs a very important question. Did Kerry in fact violate a secret oath, made official by his signature, under penalty of severe punishment?William Shawcross, in his 1979 book Sideshow, detailing covert U.S. operations in Cambodia during the period of the Royal Cambodian government...
  • LIVE THREAD: Rumsfeld Testifies Regarding Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

    05/07/2004 7:52:34 AM PDT · by Howlin · 3,810 replies · 4,934+ views
    Link to C-SPAN http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.csp I'm sure all the networks will be showing this.
  • Sorenstam plays pro-am, already a big hit

    05/21/2003 4:34:39 PM PDT · by TomB · 182 replies · 322+ views
    ESPN,com ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2003
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Welcome to Annika's Alley. Tradition-rich Colonial, where a bronze of five-time winner Ben Hogan greets everyone who passes through the front gates, turned into a massive cheering session Wednesday for Annika Sorenstam on the eve of her PGA Tour debut. Despite a steady, sloppy rain that cut short a pro-am round, Sorenstam had to walk through a wall of spectators just to get to the first tee. From there, the view was unlike anything she has ever seen. The 565-yard hole was a colorful outline of umbrellas from tee to green, and thousands of fans --...
  • Great America (amusement park) under siege. "POLICE EVACUATE AMUSEMENT PARK"

    04/21/2002 2:29:41 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 14 replies · 580+ views
    San Jose Mercury news ^ | Sun, Apr. 21, 2002 | By Jessica Portner
    <p>Paramount's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara was evacuated Saturday night an hour before closing time by police in riot gear after fighting broke out following a hip-hop dance contest.</p> <p>No serious injuries were reported, police said, and while arrests were made at the park throughout the day -- arrests are made just about every weekend, park officials say -- police could not say how many were related to Saturday night's fighting.</p>