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  • It’s no longer “Look what Obama is Doing” but “See what Obama has done”

    07/21/2011 6:48:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 19, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    The horrors heaped upon a faltering Free World by the American president have reached danger zone zenith. The two-and-a-half-year Internet warning is no longer “Look what Obama is doing” but “See what Obama has done.” Surviving in an economy where jobs are disappearing daily keep many from feeling the brush of the net of the Obama regime, but it is already there. In the Information Overload that is part of our daily lives it is difficult to feel it, but the net encompasses each and every average citizen.
  • No Homophobia

    07/12/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/5/11 | George Weigel
    A reminder about the totalitarian temptationThe Washington Post’s culture critic, Philip Kennicott, recently took to the pages of his paper to note the “cognitive dissonance” between ingrained “habits of homophobia” in American culture, on the one hand, and a recognition that “overt bigotry is no longer acceptable in the public square,” on the other. As an example of those who resolve this dissonance by holding fast to their homophobic prejudices, Kennicott cited Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, who had remarked on the similarities between the Empire State’s recent re-definition of marriage and the kind of human engineering attempted by...
  • ‘Gay Marriage,’ Libertarians, and Civil Rights

    06/27/2011 8:51:44 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2011 | George Weigel
    “Gay marriage” in fact represents a vast expansion of state power: In this instance, the state of New York is declaring that it has the competence to redefine a basic human institution in order to satisfy the demands of an interest group looking for the kind of social acceptance that putatively comes from legal recognition. But as Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and others argued during the days before the fateful vote on June 24, the state of New York does not have such competence, and the assertion that it does casts an ominous shadow over the future. *****...
  • Obama Identifies the Enemy: Tony the Tiger

    06/22/2011 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Human Events via Fox News ^ | June 21st | Audrey Hudson
    Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police. Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies. The same goes for restaurants. It’s not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such a thin mint cookies sold by scouts or M&Ms and Snickers, which sponsor cars in the Sprint Cup, but pretty...
  • LA School District Votes to Ban Flavored Milk (Don't you love that social justice?)

    06/16/2011 7:28:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies
    ABCObama ^ | June 15th | APObama
    Jennie Cook of Food for Lunch, a coalition advocating nutritious school food. She has been pushing the district to eliminate flavored milk for the past year. "This is a social justice issue."
  • The $14 Trillion Dollar Man

    06/02/2011 3:04:32 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 06/02/2011 | Barry Secrest
    It's almost comical. Eighteen months away from an election, which will ultimately determine America's course for the next decade, and both the Elites and the Democrats have already hedged the entire outcome on the premise of One Very evil Man's violent death. It gets even better, however, because Bin Laden's demise, at the ostensible command of the Liberal Elite in Chief, being President Barack Obama, may have marked the first time that the Progressive Democrats actually agreed and even heartily approved of Capital Punishment, even though it was delivered summarily by a heinous bullet manufactured by the Right within the...
  • Big tobacco threatens to slash prices in Australia

    05/17/2011 1:30:19 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5/17/2011 | AFP
    The tobacco industry on Tuesday threatened to slash the price of cigarettes if Australia goes ahead with plans to introduce plain packaging, saying more people will end up smoking. Last month, Australia unveiled the world's toughest laws on tobacco promotion that would see cigarettes sold in drab olive-green packets plastered with graphic health warnings. Under proposed legislation, due to take effect next year, all logos will be removed from cigarette packaging, and tobacco companies must print their brand name in a specific font. British American Tobacco launched a national media campaign against the "unproven plans" Tuesday, with its Australian chief...
  • Red China: Shenzhen crackdown ahead of Summer Universiade

    04/27/2011 11:39:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 4/27/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Shenzhen officials seeking social stability before they host the Summer Universiade, an international sporting event for university students, in August have arrested or evicted more than 80,000 people deemed a threat to security. City police launched the 100-day security crackdown on January 1 against “suspicious” people, Shen Shaobao, vice-director of the city's Public Security Bureau said in comments carried by the Shenzhen Daily. The “high-alert” groups authorities targeted were former inmates, the unemployed, those with “abnormal living habits,” drug traffickers and smugglers, mentally ill people who could pose a danger, and residents in rental properties who do not have Shenzhen...
  • Web pioneer backs fight against net regulation

    04/27/2011 6:29:30 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Lake Star Media ^ | April 20th | Steven Cox
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, acknowledged as one of the creators of the internet, has spoken out to favour of the principle of net neutrality. He says that self-regulation might lead to commercial interests taking precedence, and if this happened, governments should be prepared to step in to ensure that the web remained freely accessible to all. ............ But some academics, such as Professor William Dutton of the Oxford Internet Institute, believe that even involving the state in safeguarding net neutrality could be dangerous: "Once you allow the state in, you open the door to all sorts of regulation of the internet...
  • Ten hour siege, a SWAT team... and a TANK: How police dealt with mother

    04/15/2011 4:34:07 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 51 replies
    A mother was involved in a ten-hour stand-off with a police SWAT team after refusing to give her child some medication. Maryanne Godboldo, from Detroit, was accused of medically neglecting her 13-year-old daughter Ariana by not administering her with an anti-psychotic drug. Staff from the Child Protective Services, accompanied by police, turned up at Godboldo's home to take her child into state care.
  • Big Government Leviathan Statism Will Fall

    04/06/2011 6:55:01 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 1 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | Jonas Clark
    Ben Franklin wisely advised, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”The opposite could also be true. A nation of ill informed men who have not been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them can be enslaved. Don’t surrender your liberty in Christ to leviathan. A Christian can only agree to be governed without challenge by those that are governed by Jehovah. To be lorded over by evil, wicked...
  • Obama Plans to Nationalize Wireless Internet

    02/21/2011 4:52:38 PM PST · by Cacique · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 2-21-2001 | Daniel Sayani
    In what amounts to the next initiative undertaken by the Obama Administration towards its ever-expanding program of government expansion and nationalization of various aspects of the lives of the American people (such as the government takeover of health care, intervention in banks, and the nationalization of various automobile companies, such as General Motors), the federal government is now embarking upon a program of government-directed wireless internet (Wi-Fi) delivery.
  • Texas GOP platform: criminalize gay marriage and ban sodomy, outlaw strip clubs and pornography

    06/23/2010 8:37:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 309 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 23, 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    The Texas Republican Party gives a whole new meaning to the word conservative. The GOP there has voted on a platform that would ban oral and anal sex. It also would give jail sentences to anyone who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple (even though such licenses are already invalid in the state). “We oppose the legalization of sodomy,” the platform says. “We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.” [Snip] In addition, the platform says that homosexuality “tears at the fabric...
  • Frog-Marching Us into Sodom

    01/06/2011 2:32:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    InsideCatholic ^ | 1/5/2011 | John Zmirack
    Friends told me my predictions of January 1 were a teensy tad cynical: "You keep trying to prove you're the Catholic Mencken. Cut it out -- you're depressing the laity," was a comment that came back to me. More feedback: "Thanks! I'll start the new year by slashing my other wrist." Still more: "Why didn't you title the piece 'Curse God and die'?" Which of course was silly, since that's already the bumper sticker on my '94 Buick LeSabre. (Who said Catholics don't quote scripture?) I wish I could backpedal at this point, revoke my misanthropic glimpse into the...
  • Is FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Trying to Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine?

    12/23/2010 8:41:46 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 16th | Lachlan Markay
    According to Copps, who recently outlined his proposed "public value test" in a lecture at Columbia University, the test would require "quantifiable" increases in "the human and financial resources going into news." The test could mandate other, non-news types of programming, Copps added, such as children's programs and "civic affairs programming." The regulations would determine what news content is important, and mandate "quantifiable" increases in such coverage - Copps mentioned election coverage specifically. The "public value test" would also mandate "diversity" in broadcast newsroom staff. In other words, the FCC would require radio or television stations to employ more racial...
  • The election was one step in restoring dignity and honor to Congress

    12/21/2010 6:30:00 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 11 replies
    Liberty Ledger ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | James H. Shott
    The election last month, when voters sent dozens of incumbents packing and gave Republicans a gain of 63 seats in the House of Representatives and six in the Senate, was a strong repudiation of the elitism displayed by our Congress, particularly since 2008. Yet, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and more than a few of their fellow travelers in Congress did not change their way of doing things. Last week we saw a repeat of last year’s debacle over health care reform in which the aforementioned Congressional leaders pushed through a monstrous 2,300-page, secretly conceived bill...
  • The federal government’s excesses and abuses must be dealt with

    12/07/2010 6:09:14 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 3 replies
    Liberty Ledger ^ | December 7, 2010 | James H. Shott
    Even after last month’s election people still try to downplay the scope of the tea party sentiment and its acceptance by the American people. Critics either don’t understand the movement, or just can’t bring themselves to admit that a majority of Americans disagree with the direction the so-called “progressives” have taken the country. And they have mobilized to elect people they think will work to change that direction. The majority plainly objects to the degree to which the federal government has grown in size, power and scope, and realizes that the general trend of government and some specific actions are...
  • Obama’s Labor Dept. To Create Gov’t Sponsored ‘Labor News’ Agency?

    11/24/2010 7:41:42 AM PST · by shibumi · 8 replies
    Publius' Forum ^ | November 24, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    What is it called when a government creates a state-sponsored “news” agency, again? Ah yes, it’s called government propaganda. And that is what the Obama administration seems interested in creating if the words of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’s senior advisor Carl Fillichio can be believed. On Nov. 19 Fillichio attended the annual meeting of the International Labor Communications Association and in his address to the room he laid out a few “revolutionary” plans and policy ideas one of which was to create a new media agency that would act as a sort of ministry of Big Labor information all...
  • The Rules of the Game and Economic Recovery (Obama Demagogue Destruction Revealed)

    10/28/2010 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 6 replies
    Imprimus ( Hillsdale College) ^ | 09/2010 | Amity Shlaes
    AMITY SHLAES is a syndicated columnist for Bloomberg and a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a graduate of Yale University and pursued postgraduate studies at the Free University in Berlin. She has served as a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and as a columnist for the Financial Times. In 2009 she was winner of the Hayek Prize, a book prize from the Thomas Smith Foundation of the Manhattan Institute. In 2003 she was the J.P. Morgan Fellow in Finance and Economics at the American Academy in Berlin....
  • Man long dead foretold Obama's fate

    10/20/2010 8:54:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The News Chief ^ | October 20, 2010 | Jay Ambrose
    Lots of pundits are trying to figure out why President Obama is facing disaster this midterm election, but few have said it better than Michael Oakeshott, despite his disadvantage of having been dead for 20 years. Oakeshott was an English philosopher. His specialty was politics and his disposition was to prefer "fact to mystery," "the limited to the unbounded" and "present laughter to Utopian bliss." He said all this in an essay titled, "On Being Conservative," in which he also trenchantly described politicians of the opposite sort, what I would call the Obama sort. Such people, he said, see government...
  • Folks recommend working for the government, poll finds (BARF ALERT)

    10/16/2010 6:32:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-10-15 | Ed O'Keefe
    A majority of Americans would recommend pursuing a government career to a close friend or relative just getting out of school, according to a new Washington Post poll on perceptions of federal employees. Fifty seven percent of respondents to the survey said they would recommend a public sector career, while a third of respondents said they would not. (snip) ...a majority of self-identified independents, liberals, moderates and conservatives said they would recommend applying for a government job... (snip) Full results from the poll will be published in Sunday's Washington Post.
  • Comes a Horseman (Very interesting history of due process, statism, contract law & the New Deal)

    09/15/2010 8:42:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 15, 2010 | Timothy Sandefur
    Comes a HorsemanFrom the Sep. 20, 2010, issue of NR. Franklin Roosevelt’s clash with the Supreme Court is one of history’s greatest legal dramas, but it has generated an unfair and misleading mythology. In this legend, the Court greeted the New Deal with a blast of reactionary decisions in 1935 and 1936 — invalidating, among other things, the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) and the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) — to which Roosevelt retaliated by threatening to pack the Court with a new, more loyal majority of justices. The judiciary avoided the embarrassment of an expanded, politically neutered Court when...
  • Fascism as Sadism

    08/29/2010 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 29, 2010 | James Lewis
    Fascism is not just national socialism as a political ideology. It also involves a mob frenzy in which cruelty is whipped up and celebrated. If you listen to Louis Farrakhan, you can hear that same menacing quality in his voice; just like Chicago's Father Pfleger, who could have stepped right out of the Children's Crusade of 1220. Sadistic insults and fantasies have also been a big feature of the leftist attack against Sarah Palin and her family, just as it was part of the "high-tech lynch mob" that Clarence Thomas finally cried out against in his Senate hearing for the...
  • Gingrich: FREE CITES-A Path to Purpose for the Friends of Freedom

    08/19/2010 5:27:17 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 19, 2010 | Newt Gingrich
    Far from defeating terrorism, today’s government-to-government foreign-aid system can actually incite it by propping up corrupt and repressive one-party states. Fortunately, there is a strategy that could subvert global terror by providing hope and opportunity in the Third World — at the expense of corruption and despair
  • Pre-Revolutionary? No, The Revolution’s Been Going On for Decades

    08/09/2010 5:26:44 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 1 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 8-9-10 | Duane Lester
    We see plans like Cap and Trade and know that it will result in more and more property flowing from the people to the government via fines and increased energy rates. We see ObamaCare and know it is less about helping people get treatment and more about consolidating power in Washington.The right has been watching from the sidelines for decades. But we have had enough.This is the New Right. We will no longer sit idly by and watch the left turn this country into a socialist utopia. The Tea Party movement is standing across the Bridge to Dependence like Gandalf...
  • The Productive Class and the American Aristocracy

    07/25/2010 12:47:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 4+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2010 | S. T. Karnick
    As the hostilities between the current government and the Tea Party movement have become increasingly rancorous, the division of American society into two cultures holding thoroughly incompatible worldviews has become obvious. In fact, the two forces are clearly on an unavoidable collision course. Although many people may understandably be most interested in knowing which side will prevail, I think an equally important and troubling question is precisely by what means the matter will be resolved. Will reason prevail and the people in power either have their agenda confirmed or step aside gracefully? Or will there be intransigence, increasing conflict, and...
  • Obama's Soft-Core Socialism (by Steve Forbes)

    07/24/2010 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2010 | Steve Forbes
    The truth is that not even the Franklin Roosevelt Administration was as hostile to and ignorant about free enterprise as this Administration is. Almost every action Obama officials take underscores their belief in the stereotype that businesspeople are mostly amoral, corner-cutting, consumer-shafting, pollution-loving menaces. The economy itself needs to be tightly controlled and rigidly guided by Washington mandarins because free markets are inherently and destructively unstable. Incrementalism and the velvet glove over an iron fist are Obama's preferred methods. Thus, it will take several years for surviving health care companies to become full-fledged vassals of the federal government, which will...
  • The October Surprise is Coming

    07/14/2010 7:05:39 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 130 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    The October Surprise. We all know it's coming. In what shape, idea, form -- who's to say? Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man. The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut. The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the conservative blogosphere caught them red-handed, so they missed their mark. But...
  • The October Surprise Is Coming

    07/13/2010 1:43:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    The October Surprise. We all know it's coming. In what shape, idea, form -- who's to say? Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man. The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut. The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the conservative blogosphere caught them red-handed, so they missed their mark. But...
  • Video: There He Goes Again! Robert Reich Says US Gov't Should Take Over British Petroleum

    06/14/2010 7:52:45 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 37 replies · 404+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 6/14/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    ABC's This Week. Donna Brazile said that the dividends British Petroleum pays to shareholders should be put in escrow until all of the oil spill claims are paid. Uber-statist Robert Reich chimed in that the United States government should take it further, and take over British Petroleum through temporary receivership. Disregarding the fact that the British might see that as a hostile act, someone needs to explain to these people that if the incompetent federal government takes over there won't be anything left to pay the claims. George Will did his best, but really, there's no talking to these statists.
  • Playbook: The Mitch Daniels surge (Looking better for Mitch in 2012!)

    06/07/2010 7:01:15 AM PDT · by cartervt2k · 35 replies · 27+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/7/2010 | Mike Allen
    “[H]e has yet to set foot in New Hampshire or Iowa, as other potential nominees have. So far his only scheduled campaign appearance out of state is in Ohio, at a rally for John Kasich, the Republican candidate for governor. ‘I really don’t want to run,’ he said … ‘It’s very important this time around that the party get it right. It’s not going to be enough to be the un-Obama. We need to focus more on the What of the campaign than the Who. … What we’ve seen in the past year, what I call shock-and-awe statism, has put...
  • Business Under Nazis

    06/03/2010 3:04:31 PM PDT · by highlander_UW · 59 replies · 761+ views ^ | October 1998 | Ralph R. Reiland
    Business Under Nazis by Ralph R. Reiland In 1944, Ludwig von Mises published one of his least-known masterworks: Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War. Drawing on his prewar experience in Vienna, watching the rise of the National Socialists in Germany (the Nazis), who would eventually take over his own homeland, he set out to draw parallels between the Russian and German experience with socialism. It was common in those days, as it is in ours, to identify the Communists as leftist and the Nazis as rightists, as if they stood on opposite ends of the...
  • America's new culture war: Free enterprise vs. government control

    05/23/2010 9:53:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 615+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2010 | Arthur C. Brooks
    America faces a new culture war. This is not the culture war of the 1990s. It is not a fight over guns, gays or abortion. Those old battles have been eclipsed by a new struggle between two competing visions of the country's future. In one, America will continue to be an exceptional nation organized around the principles of free enterprise... --snip-- To win, the 70 percent majority must come together around core principles: that the purpose of free enterprise is human flourishing, not materialism; that we stand for equality of opportunity, not equality of income; that we seek to stimulate...
  • Saving America from Corporate-Statism

    04/28/2010 6:28:03 AM PDT · by wita · 9 replies · 164+ views
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 28 April 2010 | Nelson Hultberg
    Saving America from Corporate-Statism Nelson Hultberg April 28, 2010 As America sinks deeper into the tyranny of bureaucratic corporatism via today's incestuous relationship between Washington and Wall Street, it is inspiring to see thousands of Tea Parties spring up to express outrage. Unfortunately the "new deal" campaign approach still works as it has been malefically doing for over 70 years since FDR came to visit us. Every election season artful political pitchmen hit the hustings to call for "change" and "more prosperity for the people," in which millions get swept up. The promise of change is, of course, a con....
  • State's tentacles choke freedom at every turn

    04/12/2010 1:13:20 PM PDT · by all the best · 5 replies · 776+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | Robert Higgs
    he health care legislation recently bulldozed through Congress is only the tip of the iceberg. With some 2,400 pages of dense legalese--with thousands of additional pages of regulations implementing the legislation still to be written--this huge statute puts government in effective control of some of life's most intimate, personal, and important decisions: who will receive medical care, and when, where, and how it will be received. A popular slogan of the Italian Fascists under Mussolini was, "Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato"--meaning, "Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the...
  • Prohibition: A Cautionary Tale

    04/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 1,497+ views
    America's experiment with banning alcohol created problems that persist to this day. BY THOMAS FLEMING On Dec. 5, 1933, Americans liberated themselves from a legal nightmare called Prohibition by repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Today most people think Prohibition was fueled by puritanical Protestants who believed drinking alcohol was a sin. But the vocal minority who made Prohibition law believed they were marching in the footsteps of the abolitionists who sponsored a civil war to end another moral evil—slavery. At least as important was the belief that Prohibition would produce health and wealth. Yale economist Irving Fisher, the...
  • Teaching Kids to Mistrust Government Makes Couple ‘Unsuitable’ Parents

    04/07/2010 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 73 replies · 2,166+ views
    True Slant ^ | 30 March 2010 | Stephen C. Webster
    Texans, beware: If you teach your kids that the “government is out to harm them,” police in Williamson County might just deem you an “unsuitable” parent. That startling claim, leveled by officers in Child Protective Services documents detailing an investigation into an Austin-area activist couple, should be enough to give reason for pause to any staunch conservative in the state. The allegation was made against drug reform activist filmmakers Barry and Candi Cooper, whose home was recently raided and searched after the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department claimed Barry’s voice was heard in the background audio of an allegedly false police...
  • General Motors President Fines Competitor Toyota

    04/06/2010 8:50:38 AM PDT · by foutsc · 15 replies · 624+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 6 April 2010 | Silverfiddle
    General Motors President Barack Obama will fine his competitor Toyota a whopping $16 Million dollars.  It's good to be the king! The announcement was made by loyal Liberal Democrat and Grand High Lord Minister of The People's Roads and Transport, Ray LaHood.
  • Why is this man so angry?

    03/30/2010 3:43:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 34 replies · 1,515+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 30, 2010 | Gayle Kesselman
    We've heard several comments, in particular from Glenn Beck, about the negative and angry tone of Barack Obama's comments last week in Iowa City where he went to celebrate the victory of passage of his health care reform legislation. Beck pointed out that, instead of being conciliatory and showing some semblance of good sportsmanship in victory, Obama was angry and sarcastic. He made fun of those of us who had been on the opposing side. He said that we had predicted Armageddon and, pointing to the sky, he sneered that he it was a beautiful day and he didn't see...
  • Public Annoucement

    03/29/2010 4:52:28 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 6 replies · 519+ views
    Me | 3-26-10 | Me
    I was just listening to an on line radio station and a voice over their regular programming just ran a speech. It was an appeal to the President to heed the voice of Americans against the irregularities in his approach to ‘change’ and ‘reform’. Basically, it posed all the arguments and positions I have heard here on FR for the last several months. It was articulate, comprehensive and clear. I am not sure who bought the time or why it ran OVER the music. Has anyone run into this before
  • Please don't call it 'state socialism'

    03/28/2010 6:28:35 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 45 replies · 1,649+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Mar. 28, 2010 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    We're told that for some reason we're not allowed to call the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda "socialism," "communism," "Marxism," "state socialism" "fascism," or anything else that might sound unpleasant.
  • 2012 - A Commemorative Address on the Defeat of the United States Economy

    03/28/2010 3:57:24 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 10 replies · 742+ views
    Right Side News Blog ^ | Friday, 26 March 2010 15:25 | Written by Daniel Greenfield
    Comrade Workers, Peasants and Welfare Recipients of America, For four long years we have battled the economy, and now I am pleased to announce that the economy is finally ready to surrender. Representatives of the economy have met with the party leadership and signed a preliminary surrender agreement.
  • Ken Salazar: Water a 'ticking time bomb' for California

    03/23/2010 8:53:48 AM PDT · by pf flyers · 10 replies · 596+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 22, 2010 | Times Editors
    Ken Salazar: Nothing is easy. I mean, the votes you saw yesterday on healthcare show how difficult it is to get things done in Washington these days. So we don't underestimate the kind of challenge that we have, but the president has been very clear from the first day -- which I have been a part of his team helping pull this together -- is we need to address energy and climate change and do it in a comprehensive manner.
  • BREAKING- The new, NEW bill is online!

    03/18/2010 11:25:38 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 122 replies · 5,586+ views
    The House ^ | 18 March 2010
    Have at it!
  • Gone, Fishing?

    03/11/2010 4:23:04 AM PST · by EamonnR · 35 replies · 1,256+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/11/2010 | Frank Miniter
    So Pres. Barack Obama’s “Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force” has decided that the opinions of America’s 60 million anglers aren’t worthy of its consideration. This task force, headed by the chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), was charged with drafting a national ocean policy of marine spatial planning to manage U.S. ocean territory and the Great Lakes. Its recommendations — due out later this month — could be enacted by executive order. Here’s why anglers, and freedom-loving Americans, should be alarmed: Without input from recreational anglers and the conservation groups that represent them — such as Trout Unlimited,...
  • Forcing (Obamacrypt) on UNWILLING Americans...will THEY go nuclear?

    03/05/2010 6:30:56 AM PST · by capacommie · 7 replies · 409+ views
    Americans don't take being pushed around against their will well AT ALL. It's obvious Obamacrypt will spark trouble. Obama's continued fascist takeover of America, progressing from car companies to now your very healthcare, should put dread fear in all citizens. "there's increasing evidence that supporters of Obamacare are disproportionately located in heavily Democratic districts, and that independents — a crucial voting block in competitive districts — may have swung even further against Obamacare than anyone else has."
  • *VIDEO* Free Will Arminianism: The Root of (Christian) Liberalism?

    02/28/2010 6:01:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies · 445+ views
    You Tube ^ | The Apologetics Group
    A 10-minute historical look at one of the most enduring theological debates within the Christian religion. The scholars in the video make a case for how and why Arminianism (Free Will theology) is the root of the vast liberalism we see in the professing church today (and arguably the liberalism we see in the greater Western culture and modern world.)
  • YouTube ("We The People" have stated resolutely we reject your vision for our country)

    02/25/2010 7:10:34 PM PST · by RedMDer · 16 replies · 847+ views
    Dear President Obama, "We The People" have stated resolutely we reject your vision for our country. You claim you have not heard us. "We The People" have assembled across America resisting your efforts to subvert our constitution and undermine our liberty. You claim you have not seen us. Since you have not acknowledged our message, let us here present it once more... "History moves toward freedom because the desire for freedom is written in every human heart." Patriots will not stand silent as you attempt to dismantle the greatest nation on earth. "We The People" will defend our liberty, we...
  • Obama's Socialism

    02/25/2010 3:31:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies · 643+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2010 | Adam Shaw
    Recently on "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly seemed very concerned about President Obama being described as a socialist by members of the right such as Rush Limbaugh. O'Reilly has often dodged calling the president a socialist, as if doing so would condemn Obama as a tyrannical dictator. It was discussed throughout the show with various guests, and O'Reilly frequently stated that yes, Obama is a far-left guy, but he didn't want to use the actual term "socialist." It would be too much. Here in Britain we look at the continuing battle as to whether Obama is a socialist or not...
  • Obama - Too Little, Too late, Too Cynical

    02/25/2010 4:09:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 608+ views ^ | February 25, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States may very well owe a crushing $20 trillion by 2020. And thus President Obama last week named a bipartisan commission to find ways to address our national debt. Such a Periclean response might sound sincere and worthwhile. But it comes 13 months into this administration -- and only after Obama added nearly $1.5 trillion in new borrowing in 2009. And by the time the new deficit commission submits its recommendations at the end of this year, the current 2010 budget will have put us out another $1.5 trillion. The president not that long ago ran on the...