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  • Warning! Ben Carson wants to Microchip everybody! (Their title)

    11/15/2015 5:17:29 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | Paul Mitrofan
    I'm not sure this shows that he want to "microchip everybody," but it IS disturbing that he'd even be headed in the microchiping direction.
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Donald Trump and Marco Rubio: Stop Smearing Ben Carson and Ted Cruz!

    11/14/2015 6:48:45 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-14-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO AND AUDIO OF MARK LEVIN'S SHOW] On his radio show yesterday evening, Mark “The Great One” Levin blasted Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for smearing their rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. As PJ Media reported earlier, Trump recently went off on Carson during a campaign event in Iowa. The billionaire businessman smeared Carson, comparing him to child molesters and declaring he’s unfit to be president because he had violent impulses as a teenager. He even went so far as to blast Carson’s religiosity, basically saying it’s all a lie to swoon Iowa voters:...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • CA Senator Diane Feinstein: Why I Oppose National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    07/03/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    TTAG reader MK contacted U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to ask her support for national concealed carry reciprocity. (I know, right?) The email he received from the California Democrat who never met a gun control law she didnt like was less than enthusiastic . . .
  • Anti-bikie laws are getting public used to loss of civil liberties, academic warns

    07/03/2015 7:49:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joshua Robertson
    The spread of anti-terrorism-style laws through Australias criminal justice system is conditioning the public to accept severe and disproportionate losses of civil liberties, a legal academic has warned. South Australia has drafted laws that would permanently tag members of motorcycle gangs as criminal organisation participants, leaving them facing the lifetime risk of jail for associating with others even if they had quit a gang. The measures were introduced despite the South Australian governments blueprint being under review in Queensland, where its Labor counterpart has a taskforce to recommend ways to repeal or replace gang laws once touted as the worlds...
  • We need an Ebola czar: McCain

    10/13/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that President Obama should nominate an Ebola czar to lead the nations response to the deadly virus. From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them, the Arizona Republican said on CNNs State of the Union.
  • Obama is Not a Socialist

    06/02/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 5/31/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
  • Schumer to Religious Americans: Pick One--Your Faith or Your Business

    07/11/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 7/10/14 | Eric Scheiner
    At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the Obamacare contraception mandate should be given a choice between living by their faith or being allowed to form a corporation to do business. Youre born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra you dont have to form a corporation, Schumer said. In the Hobby Lobby case, decided last month, the Supreme Court ruled that a closely-held family-owned corporation could not be forced by...
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us whites are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this privilege consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • Obama Hits Suburbs After Election

    05/29/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT · by bushwon · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2014 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Obama repeatedly assures us that this will be his year of action. (snip).... Yet not a word has been heard of late about a truly transformative Obama executive action, his rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH). That rule will push Americans into living how and where the federal government wants. It promises to gut the ability of suburbs to set their own zoning codes. It will press future population growth into tiny, densely-packed high-rise zones around public transportation, urbanizing suburbs and Manhattanizing cities. You wont see a more ambitious Obama administration initiative than this. Yet Obama never discusses...
  • Ohio woman, 89, chooses moving over quitting smoking

    04/22/2014 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Drango · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/21/14
    MILFORD, Ohio - An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Beulah "Billie" Toombs faces eviction after being deemed non-compliant by her apartment building's management. A smoker for seven decades or so, she thinks she should be allowed to do what she wants in her own home. But more than a year ago, the management of the apartments for low-income seniors announced a smoke-free policy. Residents already there were allowed one year of smoking with some conditions. When the smoke-free...
  • Administrators reverse ban on American celebration at high school

    02/04/2014 3:22:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | February 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The sun was just beginning to rise over the Rocky Mountains, but Sheriff Justin Smith was already awake. He was standing outside Fort Collins High School shivering in the frigid cold. It was 12 degrees. Snow was falling. But Mr. Smith, wearing his dress blues, stood resolute, waving an American flag. The sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado had come to school Tuesday to send a message to those responsible for educating the countys children. The sheriff was not in a good mood. He was standing in the winter snow to protest the schools decision to ban a celebration of...
  • Overpasses For Obama's Impeachment, Two Patriots Arrested (St. Charles County, Missouri)

    08/19/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 18, 2013 | The New Survivalist
    Survival Doc (the videographer) and Mark M. are arrested for not obeying an officer and Mark was also charged with resisting arrest. Did he resist arrest? You be the judge. Oh, and they never read us our Miranda Rights. We spent 24 hours in the St. Charles Count Jail with Missouri Hwy Trooper Jenkins acting as judge, jury and executioner.
  • Today's patriots are counter-revolutionaries

    07/12/2013 10:06:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | July 12, 2013 | Patrice Lewis
    Exclusive: Patrice Lewis says New Media saved America from progressive demise It may come as a surprise to many people, but America is in the midst of a revolution. Its not the revolution you might think. Patriots are not fighting enemies in the street. The Minutemen are not assembling in the green, ready to defend against redcoats. No, it isnt the patriots who are fighting a revolution. Its the progressives who have been fomenting the revolt. And, until recently, they were winning. Quite simply, they are fighting a revolution against the Constitution. Think about it. The progressives object to just...
  • The Burglar-Terrorist Alliance

    05/07/2013 5:29:07 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, May 06, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, May 06, 2013 The Burglar-Terrorist Alliance Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 0 Comments (The following is an adaptation of a talk that I recently gave.) Every act of violence has two sides. The side of those who carry it and the side of those who let it happen. When a burglar breaks into a home and kills two people, we don't just discuss what made him do it, but why it was allowed to happen. That's a conversation we rarely have about terrorism. The left wants us to talk about terrorism as a reaction to...
  • Freedom can be Taken. When Inherited or otherwise Given, does it Last?

    04/26/2013 1:05:06 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 26, 2013 | Dan Miller
    If taken at great cost, it often lasts for quite a while. If inherited, not that long.If given, it is even more readily perishable.The United States gained their freedom, by force and at great cost, from those who used military might to prevent them from having it. Even many in the United States who inherited their freedom seem to have forgot how and why those from whom they inherited took it and the costs they bore. Those "given" freedom should know by now that it does not long endure unless cherished and defended, by force if that is the only...
  • Cass Sunstein: The Poster Boy for Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out

    04/16/2013 9:13:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies ^ | Arpil 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In The Republic, Plato argued that philosophers must be made kings for the ideal city-state to be born. In the pages of The New Republic, Cass Sunstein argues for the benevolent paternalism of the nanny state and its philosopher-kings. Its an old Sunstein theme and the one that brought him to the attention of politicians who dearly love to imagine themselves in the roles of those philosopher-kings. One of those politicians, Barack Obama, even made Sunstein his Regulatory Czar. Sunstein debuted as the philosopher-king of the technocrats with his book Nudge. Now having left his D.C. Czardom, Sunstein is back...
  • Buckley Report: Mountain man vs. the government (North Carolina)

    02/28/2013 4:22:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bob Buckley
    Since people started living in communities, theres been tension between the rulers and the ruled. That became particularly acute when America reintroduced the concept of self-government 237 years ago. Bob Buckley reports on Eustace Conway, a Boone man who says he just wants to be free from the government and its rules.
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling: Finally free to speak out against GOPs shift to right

    02/21/2013 5:31:22 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    Until three months ago, when he dropped out of the race to become the Republican nominee for governor, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling had to keep mum about his unhappiness with the GOPs shift to the right. He couldnt say, as he did in an interview here Tuesday, that he thought the Republicans had become so extreme that they were alienating voters and blocking the commonwealths progress. (snip) To say all that previously would have meant giving up any chance of beating Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a tea party favorite, for the nomination. As it happened, Cuccinelli and his allies...
  • Dem Congressman Warns Of "Mob Scenes" Without "Equity In Society"

    02/06/2013 1:12:07 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 69 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6 Feb 2013 | Staff
    -snip- McDERMOTT: This whole society is gradually changing in response to whats going on. Now, were in a very difficult period right now, because we have a lot of people who suddenly think its all about me. And it isnt about me; its about we. If we dont take care of one another, and we say everybodys on their own, then it will simply fall apart as a society: become a mob scene, as it was in Paris if you go see Les Misrables. You can see what the country can become, if you dont have equity in the society....
  • The Escalating Effect

    01/15/2013 11:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Sometimes, looking at the political discourse in this country, I wonder if we really understand the ratchet effect of increasing government programs and power over time: unlike in business, unlike in nature, unlike in, well, real life -- failure is not punished, but at best ignored, at worst rewarded. Once a program is in place, it is almost impossible to repeal, even when Republicans obtain political power because voters become dependent on it. Progressives have known this for as long as they have been blowing up the bureaucracy. Congressman Henry Waxman famously said that, if it took losing a few...
  • President Obama Attacks Private Citizens

    01/10/2013 1:08:40 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 6 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | Thomas Clough
    Armed with the intimidating powers of the SEC, the IRS and the Justice Department, which can fine, audit and indict citizens into oblivion, President Obama has taken to singling out the private-citizen donors of his opponents for special abuse. For example: One of Obamas campaign websites posted a blurb titled Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romneys donors, which named eight private citizens, describing all of them as having less-than-reputable records and accusing them of being on the wrong side of the law and of profiting at the expense of so many Americans. The crimes that Team Obama refers...

    12/01/2012 7:54:00 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • A Poster Child for Psychological Projection(Statist warns of possible race war)

    11/21/2012 8:41:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    GunsSaveLife ^ | 20 November, 2012 | GSL
    Are right-wing gun owners aching to start a race war? The Daily Caller brings us a story today about a Ivory Tower leftist philosophy professor at the City University of New York who has warned her fellow leftists that yes, those crazy, right-wing white folks with guns may just start a race war against Latinos as a result of President Barack Hussein Santa Claus Obamas re-election. Continuing the recent trend of liberals to divide America by race, gender, religion, income, job type, national origin, ear lobe type, and dialect style, Linda Martin Alcoff contends No other group can realistically pose...
  • Book: Obama's Communist Mentor Influenced Political His Political Beliefs

    07/16/2012 5:21:54 AM PDT · by hcmama · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Matt Pitchford
    In researching The Communist, Dr. Kengor combed over Davis recently released FBI profile and his voluminous writings to show something many other authors and journalists have either ignored or failed to grasp: Davis was a communist who had an early hand in shaping the future presidents political beliefs. Davis influence was apparent when Obama was in his late teens. John Drew, who knew him at Occidental College, told Kengor that Obama was already an ardent Marxist when I met him in the fall of 1980. Read more:
  • Postcard From Zinnlandia

    06/23/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 2 replies
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 07/11/08 | Takuan Seiyo
    I am on the MAX Red Line light rail car going from downtown Portland to the Airport. Some things socialists do better. Among them are public transportation, recycling, French poetry readings, yoga, coffee, artisan food and arthouse cinema. Would it that the counterscale were not so much more loaded. Two hefty women in Birkenstocks and Nordic sweaters sit on the bench in front of me. They are either academics or lesbians or both. Portland is a babe magnet for this kind of babes. One of them, silver bangles jangling, is showing a souvenir purchase to the other. Its a garden...
  • Is Mitt Romney a marxist communist socialist?

    06/16/2012 5:41:04 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 137 replies
    Do you believe "progressive" is code language for "communist"? A lot of people here do. "Yes, I agree with that question". Some don't. "No, a progressive is not a communist". So then what say you about Mitt Romney, who has openly stated the very thing.(and his record shows the truth of his claim)
  • Republicans Face Off in Collin, Denton Counties

    05/25/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 5 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5/23/12 | Tranh Tan
    Crownovers chief of staff, Kevin Cruser, said his boss is busy pounding the pavement and taking no votes for granted. This year, she has garnered widespread endorsements from fellow Republicans, including Gov. Rick Perry. The businesswoman and member of the House Appropriations Committee was given a coveted position on the 2011 Legislatures budget conference committee, and has taken credit for reducing state spending.
  • Vote For Mike Brucia in Texas Republican District 64 Race

    05/25/2012 5:11:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    Dallas Biff | 5-25-2012 | Dallas Biff
    For the citizens of Denton County Texas, District 64, in the Republican Primary this Tuesday, May 29, Vote for Mike Brucia, the only true conservative, constitutional, Republican candidate.......whereas his opponent may have a {R} by her name but she's just as liberal as Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi & Wasserman-Schultz!
  • Mass. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren explains past listing of Native American heritage

    05/02/2012 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2012
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday she listed herself as having Native American heritage in law school directories because she hoped to meet people with similar roots. I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group, something that might happen with people who are like I am, Warren said during a campaign appearance in Braintree, according to the Boston Herald. The listing did not produce any such contacts, and she later stopped using it, Warren said.
  • Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news)

    04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Excerpt: "Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too....
  • Mitt Romneys Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team

    04/14/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 13, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Mitt Romneys Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team April 13, 2012, 7:49 pm By Arlen Williams We refer to the fine article in New American, by Bob Adelman, Romneys Advisors Are Leftist Elites, 10/10/2011, for contextual information. Below is the list he provided of Romneys team, with comments.Gulag Bound has provided fact after fact, after analysis, after warning, after plea. This list alone, should cause the reader to take to the streets, to oppose Mitt Romney.Let us oppose him, not just actively, but like our childrens lives depend on it in a way that makes a difference and prevents him from...
  • Obamacare, Common Sense, and the Law

    03/29/2012 4:06:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 29, 2012 | by Clive Crook
    The best reason to rule Obamacare constitutional--the one that makes the answer seem obvious--is a matter of common sense. But that's a case counsel isn't allowed to make. The common-sense case goes like this. Contrary to what Justice Kennedy said this week, no important principle is at stake in this decision. For all practical purposes, the economic power of the federal government is no longer constitutionally constrained. Am I forgetting the Broccoli Question? If the government can force you to buy health insurance, what can't it force you to buy? The common-sense answer to this, as we've just seen, is...
  • Obamas Triumphal Statist Presidency

    03/18/2012 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 18, 2012 | by Abe Greenwald
    In the March/April issue of the Washington Monthly, Paul Glastris offers a long essay in defense of Barack Obama. Titled, The Incomplete Greatness of Barack Obama, it is, in its own way, the clearest and most helpful analysis of the Obama presidency thats been written so far. Glastriss main contention is that Obama has gotten more done in three years than any president in decades. Yet, the American public still thinks he hasnt accomplished anything. Measured in sheer legislative tonnage, what Obama got done in his first two years is stunning. Health care reform. The takeover and turnaround of the...
  • Rick Santorum Wants to Fight The Dangers Of Contraception

    02/16/2012 1:23:19 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | 02/14/2012 | By Michael Scherer
    Candidates often say things when polling in the single digits that come back to haunt them when they start leading the polls. Last October, Rick Santorum gave an interview with an Evangelical blog called Caffeinated Thoughts, in which he said contraception is not okay, and that this would be a public policy issue he would tackle as President. In particular, he said he would get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage as a government policy.
  • Global Warming vs. affordable inhalers: An inconvenient truth

    01/29/2012 6:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | by Bob Siegel
    The pharmacist seemed sympathetic to my plight. Sadly, he explained that Primatene Mist (an over the counter inhaler for asthmatics) had been taken off the market. I was not surprised. Certainly many doctors have warned people of Primatenes potential side effects. Oddly enough, medical concerns had nothing to do with its removal. Instead the pharmacist started talking about Global Warming. In denial, I jumped on the internet, hoping against hope that the pharmacist had somehow been mistaken. Instead I found an AP article from late 2011. Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives...
  • The Santorum big government conservative debate continues (Is he a pro-life statist?)

    01/07/2012 2:16:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    I seem to remember a time when “big government” and “conservatism” were pretty much mutually exclusive phrases. But the lines have been blurring on that for a long time now, a point which came to light significantly during the administration of George W. Bush with the expansion of Medicare and NCLB. This distracted and disillusioned many conservatives, along with the accelerated rate of spending. (It was nowhere near the current pace, obviously, but still enough to put many fiscal conservatives off their feed.)At the Daily Caller, Matt Lewis highlights this debate and how it has swung the spotlight onto Rick...
  • Statist Delusions [Mark Steyn]

    12/10/2011 9:57:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>The president of the United States came to Osawatomie, Kan., last week to deliver a speech of such fascinating awfulness archeologists of the future sifting through the rubble of our civilization will surely doubt whether it could really have been delivered by the chief executive of the global superpower in the year 2011.</p>
  • The Mormon Factor

    11/25/2011 6:08:09 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Doubts about Mitt Romneys fitness for the White House disappear when skittish Republicans, conservatives and even evangelicals consider the alternative: another four years of President Obama and his evolving administration.
  • In N.H., technocrat Romney vs. preacher Perry

    10/29/2011 11:41:55 AM PDT · by casinva · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2011 | Dan Balz
    MANCHESTER, N.H. They have debated on the same stage five times, but rarely have the contrasts between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry been more in evidence than during separate appearances here Friday night. It was Romney the careful technocrat versus Perry the unplugged preacher. snip One such question came from a man who told Romney that everything you said in your introduction was wonderful but who questioned some of the details of the former Massachusetts governors priorities. Im just not seeing how that adds up, he said. snip An hour later, Perry took the stage at a downtown hotel...
  • George Will: Romney is the Republican Party's Dukakis (he's calling Romney a statist)

    10/24/2011 7:23:16 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Youtube direct ^ | George Will
    It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology.
  • George F. Will Compares Mitt Romney to Michael Dukakis

    10/24/2011 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | October 24, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday on This Week with Christiane Amanpour, George Will -- this was during the roundtable discussion, George Will discussing Mitt Romney. WILL: It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology. RUSH: Did you hear that? George Will characterizing Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's Michael Dukakis. Michael Dukakis, a Democrat loser running for office in 1988, one of the most famous things that Dukakis did was he...
  • Some of You Tea Party Folk Think Perrys the Answer?

    08/27/2011 12:10:12 PM PDT · by el_texicano · 458 replies · 2+ views ^ | 27 August, 2011 at 00:23 | MarkAmerica
    Looks Tough Firing Blanks If you're a Tea Party member, or you have significant sympathies with them, I'd caution you against climbing aboard Rick Perry's TransTexasCatastrophe. The Media is doing everything possible to paint this guy as a bronc-busting, cattle-roping, Texan, but in truth, there are more than a few things you ought to know about him. He's no friend to individual rights, except in an election season, and he's not really the trend-setter he'd have you believe. His record on jobs isn't actually so swift as he'd have you believe, and he's got less in common with the average...
  • GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

    06/07/2011 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 68 replies
    The Detroit News ^ | 06-07-11 | David Shepardson
    Detroit General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he's confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker. "I actually think the government will be out this year within the next 12 months, hopefully within the next six months," Akerson said in a two-hour interview with The Detroit News last week. He is grateful for the government's rescue of GM "I have nothing but good things to say about them" but...
  • Is a govt any less despotic simply because it has not yet chosen to send stormtroopers to your door?

    02/08/2011 5:17:29 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-08-11 | Vince
    In the absence of government, anarchy sets in. In the presence of an all powerful government you have totalitarianism. In both cases a mans attention must be focused on attending to the immediacies necessary for survival. In the former, dangers can be found around any corner as everyone fends for themselves. In the latter, dangers can be found around every corner as the government controls and sees all. When your entire existence is focused on surviving one day to the next, its difficult to focus on things like science, leisure or any of the myriad other things we take for...
  • Author Of Pedophile Book Says He Has Sold One Copy Of Creepy Title

    11/11/2010 1:27:57 AM PST · by Parody · 14 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 10, 2010 | "Buster"
    In an interview today, the author at the center of a controversy about Amazons sale of a self-published pedophiles guide told TSG that he has sold exactly one copy of the book and revealed that he was involuntarily hospitalized following a mental breakdown. Noting that, I have what they call manic depression, Phillip Greaves, 47, said that he himself was not a pedophile and that the best advice I can give a pedophile is accept that masturbation is your best friend. Greavess book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct, last week became available for...
  • Cigarette sales, smokers decline (8.1%)

    07/27/2010 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Drango · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 27, 2010 | Tiffany Hsu
    Price increases, health concerns and restrictions on where people can light up lead to a 8.1% drop in sales in the most recent fiscal year. Taking a puff in California is getting to be a drag, with health concerns and high prices pushing cigarette sales in the most recent fiscal year to their steepest plunge in a decade.Californians bought 8.1% fewer cigarettes in fiscal 2009 which ended June 30 than a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the California State Board of Equalization. Since peaking in fiscal 1980 with 2.8 billion packs, cigarette sales has tumbled...
  • Organized Crime & Contraband Cigarettes

    04/06/2010 5:45:49 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 28 replies · 694+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/06/10 | Friends of Ours
    Earlier this month Xing Xiao pleaded guilty in Alexandria, VA for conspiring to hire a hitman to whack a couple he believed had stolen 15,000 cartons of contraband cigarattes from him, and Antonio Tricamo, an associate of reputed mobster Roberto Settineri, was indicted in Miami, FL for allegedly attempting to sell 250,000 cigarettes without paying the Florida tax. The two cases illustrate the increasing role of organized crime in trafficking black market cigarettes as the federal and state governments continue to impose hefty taxes on the product. Indeed, in New York untaxed cigarattes have long been a lucrative racket for...