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  • Why Is Party Of Limited Government Pushing A Gas-Tax Hike?

    01/09/2015 4:11:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Editorial
    Fiscal Policy: In this time of political partisanship, the two parties at last have found something they can agree on: raising the gas tax. It's a truly awful idea, and might get Republicans kicked out of office. It's shocking that Republicans, who won the last election by promising limited government and lower taxes, would in their first week back in power make noises about joining tax-and-spend liberal Democrats to raise the 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax. But that's exactly what they're doing. Suddenly, a number of Republicans — who should all know better — are saying they'll "consider" a gasoline tax hike,...
  • Who is Leading and Financing the Orc Army of the Left?

    12/20/2014 9:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    When I was in college, I was treated to a fascinating display of hypnosis. At a large university, in an enormous theater, a hypnotist first determined those attendees who were susceptible to hypnosis. Those of us who were not then watched as the hypnotist introduced a trigger word into the subconscious of those under his influence, at the mention of which they would engage in whatever activity he directed. He woke them up, and each time he used the word, they went under the spell, he told them what they would do when they woke up, and we watched as...
  • A Lefty Explains What the Election Is All About

    10/25/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left: “The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire...
  • Penn State Officials Threaten to Call Police on Students Handing Out US Constitutions (Video)

    09/21/2014 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Septe,ber 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Penn State Young America’s Foundation Chapter were told to take down their table from a designated “free speech zone” on campus. They were handing out Constitutions – on Constitution Day.
  • Oregon Proposes Smoking Ban For All 362 Miles Of Its Coastline

    07/25/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Drango · 61 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 25, 2014 | M B Quirk
    Any beachgoers that enjoy puffing away on a cigarette while they sit on the sand or frolic in the surf may have to get their nicotine fix elsewhere, as Oregon has proposed a ban on smoking that would include all 362 miles of beaches on its coastline. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has followed up an earlier ban on smoking at most state park properties with this proposal, partly because the agency is worried that all those smokers pushed out of parks will come to the beach, reports the Associated Press. The move would also serve to cut down...
  • A Moment for the Late R.J. Rummel, Who Documented the Murderous Nature of Government

    05/13/2014 11:32:40 AM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 12, 2014 | J.D. Tucille
    It's horrifying that it's both possible and necessary to parse different kinds of mass slaughter by governments. But the fact is that hundreds of millions of people have been murdered by states because of their membership in ethnic groups, religious beliefs, opposition to the regime of the moment, expediency, or for sheer bloody-mindedness. The term "democide," encompassing all killing by a state (including politicide, genocide and mass murder), was coined by Prof. R.J. Rummel, who died March 2. Democide matters, according to Rummel, who authored 24 books examining the murderous nature of the state, because of its mindboggling scope. It...
  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights

    03/24/2014 12:55:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2014 3:03 AM EDT | Bill Barrow
    More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices—such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush—who hail the standards as a way to improve student performance and, over the long term, competitiveness of American workers. Many archconservatives—tea party heroes Rand Paul and Ted Cruz among them—decry the system as a top-down takeover of local schools. The standards were developed and are being implemented by states, though Common Core opponents argue...
  • E-Cigarette Ban: No Facts, No Logic, No Problem

    03/05/2014 9:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Brandon Arnold
    A handful of Democratic Senators are up in arms about the Golden Globe awards. No, they’re not upset that Breaking Bad beat out House of Cards for best Television Drama Series. Instead, they’re fuming about a few actors using electronic cigarettes during the award show broadcast. They’ve fired off a strongly worded letter to NBC Universal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “glamorizing” the use of e-cigarettes. And now they’re going even further in advocating for a ban on these products in the U.S. Capitol. Banning consumption of electronic cigarettes in public has become a troubling trend of paternalistic...
  • Destructive Missions, Partially Accomplished: Emboldened statists have already done serious damage

    02/27/2014 6:59:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Those pursuing three authoritarian agenda items once considered unthinkable emanating from an administration which has become openly hostile to what once were our basic freedoms can already hang “Mission (Partially) Accomplished” banners on their walls.First, there are the ongoing revelations about the government’s accumulation of digital mountains [1] of personal information on citizens’ daily lives.If there’s a positive result from this, it would be that many Americans have become a bit more careful about their data trail. But the good news ends there. Our emails, Facebook posts, text messages and other communications are subject to easy scrutiny by government...
  • Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

    02/05/2014 2:31:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 02/04/2014
    SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – According to a recent study, fatal car crashes involving pot use have tripled in the U.S. “Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana,” Dr. Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia, and co-author of the study told HealthDay News. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health gathered data from six states – California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia – that perform toxicology tests on drivers involved in fatal car accidents. This data included over 23,500 drivers that...
  • The Ongoing Liberal Plague

    12/27/2013 5:46:47 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    There is a foul pestilence making its way across America today. Where once proud bastions of conservatism and traditional American values have stood the test of time, a lingering disease has penetrated and spreads its malicious infection. I'm talking about the progressive liberal plague that occurs when liberals pick up and leave bastions of liberal thinking and move to areas of the country where conservatism was the backbone of the culture. States such as Colorado, Texas, and Florida have all had an invasion of liberals. These entities have left behind states such as New York and Michigan after liberal policies...
  • Cheating College Students More Likely to Want Government Jobs

    11/26/2013 7:53:05 AM PST · by 1010RD · 15 replies
    Front Page ^ | 11/22/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently lazy and dishonest people aspire to work for the government. Also stray hobos are likely to steal pies from your windowsill. College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Note the “simple task” part. We’re not just talking dishonest here, but lazy. Like go off to play golf after using a teleprompter to deliver a speech lazy.
  • Statists as alarmed by Ronnie Barrett's large caliber beliefs as by his rifles

    11/07/2013 1:14:13 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 15 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Back in the spring, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (RINO) proposed banning .50 caliber rifles as part of his plan to "curb gun violence." The fact that he could not point to any "gun violence" committed with .50 caliber rifles apparently did not concern him. His about-face veto in August of a bill that would do precisely that is a far greater indicator of his political ambitions beyond largely anti-gun New Jersey than of any Second Amendment epiphany on his part (he has clearly had none).At the time Christie was pushing such a ban, this column noted a peculiar phenomenon:...
  • Regulation nation: Obama expands the regulatory state

    08/19/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2013 | Ben Goad & Julian Hattem
    President Obama has overseen a dramatic expansion of the regulatory state that will outlast his time in the White House. The reach of the executive branch has advanced steadily on his watch, further solidifying the power of bureaucrats who churn out regulations that touch nearly every aspect of American life and business. Experts debate whether federal rulemaking has accelerated under Obama, but few dispute that Washington — for better or worse — is reaching deeper than ever before into the workings of society. “It would be difficult for anyone to pretend that this isn’t a high water mark in terms...
  • Pennsylvania Taxpayers Stuck With $4.2 Million Parking Tab for State Employees

    08/08/2013 3:26:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot-News ^ | August 07, 2013 | Jim Panyard
    Like many northeastern cities, Harrisburg has a severe parking problem — unless you are one of about 3,200 state employees whose parking costs are picked up by state taxpayers. The little-known benefit was picked up by the Harrisburg Patriot-News in an article concerning the capital city’s manifest financial woes and its attempt to get out of state receivership. The Department of General Services rents 3,200 parking spaces at garages near the Capitol Building for some state employees. There are also 885 parking spots on two levels under the East Wing of the Capitol that are free to 253 state lawmakers,...
  • A Republican Case for Climate Action

    08/04/2013 12:21:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 1, 2013 | WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS, LEE M. THOMAS, WILLIAM K. REILLY and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
    EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally. There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected. The costs of inaction are undeniable....
  • 11-Yr-Old Suspended From School For Merely TALKING About Guns (Calvert County, Md)

    06/04/2013 9:09:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 113 replies
    WMAL ^ | JUNE 03, 2013 | WMAL
    "The boy was questioned by the principal and a sheriff's deputy, who also wanted to search the family home without a warrant, Henkelman said. "He started asking me questions about if I have firearms, and [the deputy said] he's going to have to search my house. Search my house? I just wanted to know what happened."
  • Surprise, surprise – Muslim terrorists, again

    04/20/2013 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah shakes head at 'progressives' defending regressive Islamism Despite the collective hopes of the Big Media and government at all levels, the perps in the Boston Marathon bombings turned out to be … Muslims. It’s almost impossible to list all those who speculated and conjectured that this was the work of “right-wing extremists.” It would even be more difficult to chronicle all the wishful-thinkers who hoped and wished out loud that the terrorists would be “white guys.” What is the psychology that drives people to think in these terms? Or can it even be characterized as thinking? There...
  • Bombing used to slam patriots as 'hate' group

    04/19/2013 11:48:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Tea partiers wouldn't have done it, because victims weren't 'black' The reason it’s unlikely a tea-party, patriot or right-wing group perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombing is because the victims weren’t “black people or Jewish people or gay people or Muslims,” claimed a senior fellow of the Southern Poverty Law Center earlier this week. The SPLC – a left-wing, nonprofit organization that describes itself as dedicated to fighting “bigotry” and monitoring domestic “hate groups” – keeps an eagle eye on tea-party, patriot, Christian, gun-rights and right-wing organizations, often insisting their fires are fueled by racism and hatred, rather than politics or...
  • Obama senior adviser laments Drudge Report effect on the news (Boo Hoo!)

    04/03/2013 8:23:26 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/03/2013 | Examiner Staff
    During a Playbook Breakfast event with Politico’s Mike Allen, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer lamented the effect of the Drudge Report on the news cycle. “This is less true now than it was, but there is a pavlovian response from some media outlets,” Pfeiffer explained, noting that reporters often ask questions about a topic just because its on the Drudge Report. Pfeiffer added that when he is asked about something on the Drudge Report he usually ridicules the reporter asking the question until they sheepishly back down.
  • RINOs need to take back the Republican Party (Kathleen Parker drivel)

    02/21/2013 4:52:16 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-21-2013 | Kathleen Parker
    RINO-hunting, the long-popular political sport that morphed in 2008 into a sort of hysteria-driven obsession, lately has become a suicide mission. RINO, of course, refers to Republicans In Name Only and is the pejorative term used against those who fail to march in lockstep with the so-called conservative base. I used “so-called” because, though the hard-right faction of the party tends to be viewed as The Base, this isn’t necessarily so. My guess is there are now more RINOs than those who, though evangelical in their zeal, are poison to their party’s ability to win national elections. Yet, as always,...
  • It’s not the guns they hate… it’s *us* they hate

    02/05/2013 2:48:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 4 February, 2013 | NA
    Sebastian over at “Shall Not Be Infringed” posted a brilliant piece of analysis today. It’s not the guns, he says. It’s us. People who eschew civil rights don’t hate the guns, they hate those of us who espouse freedom. When it was just a bunch of old white guys, they figured we’d just die off and that would be the end of this evil gun culture. The problem is all of the women and young people interested in guns in recent years — and magnified many fold more so in recent weeks. And the leftists who eschew personal liberty and...
  • Ben Shapiro on Hannity: “We’ve Reached the End of Bipartisanship.We’ve Reached the End of Civility”

    01/09/2013 7:36:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/9/13 | Jim Hoft
    Ben Shapiro was on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his new book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” and to list the top five progressive bullies in America today. As a final question, Hannity asked Ben how do conservatives counter the progressive bullies today. Ben answered, “We can’t be civil with them. We can’t. We’ve reached the end of bipartisanship. We’ve reached the end of civility. It’s like the Geneva Conventions. These people are out of uniform. Once they exit the realm of civility they are now fair game. And it’s enough playing...
  • The God Complex

    12/17/2012 10:06:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 86 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mike Jensen
    I think I have the Progressive/Socialist/Communist movement figured out, and the answer is God. Surprised? Read on. Humans have an instinctive desire to believe in something bigger than themselves—something all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, that can make everything right when nothing seems to go right. Ask any anthropologist or archaeologist, and he or she will tell you that pretty much every culture in the history or humankind has had a set of beliefs regarding a god or gods. We westerners are most familiar, of course, with the ancient Greek and Roman gods, but every civilization from the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians to...
  • The Choice: Would you vote for Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, Hitler, or Mao if that was a choice?

    09/21/2012 8:20:04 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies
    Sept. 21, 2012 | ReleaseTheHounds
    This is the real choice of this election... If you knew all about their backgrounds, ideology, plans for governance, and these candidates were running for president of the United States as an incumbent who has racked up a ruinous record in his first term: would you vote for that person for a second term? Maybe it's unfair to imagine "philosophers" like Karl Marx or Saul Alinsky running for high office -- so consider those popular politicians who practiced statism, government control of all facets of society, the power of the fist (Hitler, Stalin, Mao) -- would you have voted for...
  • Deciphering How Statists Think about Gun Control

    09/10/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10 September, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though I don’t own that many guns, I’m an unyielding supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Indeed, I use gun control as a quick and simple of way of deciding whether politicians meet minimum standards of acceptability. I’m not a single-issue voter, though, since politicians have to pass a number of tests (unwavering opposition to tax hikes, support for entitlement reform, etc) before receiving the Dan Mitchell Seal of Approval. I guess this is why 99 percent of them fail. But I’m digressing. Back to the topic at hand, my support for private gun ownership and constitutional freedoms has motivated...
  • DNC Wasserman Schultz tells you failure to comply with Obamacare will no longer be tolerated

    07/03/2012 9:28:27 AM PDT · by WKUHilltopper · 188 replies
    Here's the CNN clip: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02/dnc-chair-tells-cnn-health-care-is-a-penalty/?iref=allsearch From her mouth: "It's not a tax". The Internal Revenue Service would be the “easiest enforcer” of penalties against those who refuse to comply for those who fail to not pay the tax that isn't. “This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs...“We’re not going to tolerate that any more in America. You have to be responsible and you have to pay a penalty if you choose...
  • The 2nd Amendment and the Preservation of Liberty

    06/18/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 2012 | Bob Greenslade
    Why do Liberals and Progressives want you Disarmed? Following the shooting of Treyvon Martin earlier this year, liberals and progressives renewed their calls for more restrictions on firearms and repeal of Florida’s stand your ground law. Some called for the out right ban of handguns. Once again their justification is so-called public safety because they claim the police are entrusted with duty of protecting you. As I wrote in “The Police are Under No Legal Obligation to Protect You”, this assertion is patently false because courts throughout these United States have consistently held that police have no legal duty to...
  • Our Imbecilic Constitution

    05/30/2012 1:03:10 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/28/12 | Sanford Levinson
    Advocating the adoption of the new Constitution drafted in Philadelphia, the authors of “The Federalist Papers” mocked the “imbecility” of the weak central government created by the Articles of Confederation. Nearly 225 years later, critics across the spectrum call the American political system dysfunctional, even pathological. What they don’t mention, though, is the role of the Constitution itself in generating the pathology.
  • How dems forgot the public good

    05/23/2012 12:02:07 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | May 20, 2012 | Jay Cost
    Over the last few months, the Obama-Biden campaign and its allies have offered up phony issues to drive the national political conversation — the Buffett rule, the “war on women,” the student-loan fight, the “Life of Julia” ad, the gay-marriage debate and so on. From the president to the lowliest MSNBC Democratic talking heads, the party has focused on one silly item after another. Usually, these diversions are saved for the fall, when voters start to pay attention. Why are they so intent on dominating the news with manufactured pseudo issues so early in the presidential campaign? Yes, part of...
  • Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

    04/03/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | August 1994 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold brutality of Hitler's National Socialist totalitarianism than practically any documentary produced since the end of the Second World War. A colleague of mine at Hillsdale College, who spent time in the Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania, as a young boy during the war, told me that no film...
  • NYC activists differ on Occupy's direction

    03/18/2012 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | March 18, 2012 | by Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK -- A day after police broke up a rally at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and arrested dozens, Occupy Wall Street protesters said Sunday that their movement for economic justice would pick up momentum with the spring. Activists listed issues including student debt, the environment and the November elections as priorities going forward. "I'm really grateful to be part of a generation that wants change, 'cause we should all want change," said Jennifer Campbell, a graduate student in documentary filmmaking at Hofstra University. "But I'm not sure what that change is, or if they know what that change is." Occupy...
  • Independent voters and moderate sheep in the GOP are really Democrats. (Vanity)

    03/07/2012 2:56:22 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    3/7/12 | Mozilla
    The country is suicidal now and in may ways is actively seeking some sort of conflict when Obama gets re-elected. I say conflict because re-electing Obama will bring problems and the good people who get what is happening won't stand by and let it go further. But a lot of "misguided" people who might "dislike" Obama and vote "republican" are still wanting statist, government policies. So these idiots, no friends of mine, like losers like Romney, who is really Obama's twin brother. Plus many of the primaries are is statist un-american states like Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Florida....
  • The Real Party of Hate, Envy and Greed

    02/24/2012 7:37:45 AM PST · by GeronL · 16 replies · 1+ views
    2-24-2012 | geronl
    Liberals, as they call themselves, are really better off being called leftist statists. They are socialists who are the most greedy, envious and hateful people that exist on this planet. Nothing they believe is based on actual facts it is all based on raw emotions and those emotions are greed, envy and hate. They hate the honest businessman who worked hard his whole life, saved his money and invested wisely, creating a product or service that provide jobs to the community. They do not hate the crooked contractor who skims millions off the public trough. Why is this? Beyond the...
  • Michelle Obama Visits Fla. Megachurch; Urges Religious Groups to Fight Obesity

    02/12/2012 5:14:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | February 12, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    First lady Michelle Obama Saturday visited the Florida megachurch where one of President Obama's spiritual advisers is the pastor. She encouraged faith-based groups to join her campaign against obesity, saying "your bodies are temples given to you by God." "Sometimes folks won't do it if it wasn't said right here," she said, speaking to about 3,000 people from more than 120 congregations and organizations, representing over 15 faiths and denominations, at Northland, A Church Distributed in central Florida. The Rev. Joel Hunter, a spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama and who serves as senior pastor of the Northland church, introduced...
  • Doctors to Gingrich: Republicans Need to Repent on “Healthcare”

    12/17/2011 7:54:57 PM PST · by Weirdad · 43 replies
    Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ^ | December 13, 2011 | Jane Orient MD
    Doctors to Gingrich: Republicans Need to Repent on “Healthcare” Jane M. Orient, M.D. Dec 13, 2011By Jane M. Orient, M.D.Newt Gingrich and other Republicans promise to repeal ObamaCare, but doctors remember what they did in 1996. Just after they “defeated” ClintonCare, they changed its name and enacted the very worst parts of it.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) started out as a short act to improve “COBRA” coverage that allows workers to extend employer-sponsored insurance for a time after changing jobs. But about 300 pages mysteriously appeared, grafted onto this supposedly insignificant bill.Republicans evidently don’t read the...
  • Forecasted Job Growth Better in Right-to-Work States

    11/17/2011 10:48:38 AM PST · by BUSHdude2000 · 4 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 11-17-11 | Kimberly Morin
    USA Today came out with a one year forecasted jobs growth graph that has some interesting results. According to the survey, the only states that are forecasted to grow jobs by 2% or more are Right-to-Work states – Wyoming, Utah and Oklahoma (Note: USA Today does not identify states in this way). The majority of states slated to see negative job growth are 7 to 1 Forced Union states, Georgia being the only exception as the sole Right-to-Work state.
  • George F. Will Compares Mitt Romney to Michael Dukakis

    10/24/2011 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Republicans Voting Badly: Another in a Series

    06/01/2011 11:55:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Muth's Truths ^ | June 1, 2011 | Chuck Muth
    AB508 would require moped riders to register their vehicles at the DMV (oh, joy!), pay a new Government Regulation Tax (license fee) and wear a government-approved safety helmet all under penalty of law. Yet another example of the nanny state running amok under Democrat leadership in the Legislature while Nevada continues to “enjoy” the nation’s highest unemployment and foreclosure rates. And some people want these busy-body yahoos to meet EVERY YEAR? Alas, as is all too often the case, we have some nanny-state Republicans who are only too happy to vote with Democrats to force adult citizens in the supposedly...
  • Top lawmakers agree to Patriot Act extension

    05/20/2011 5:55:18 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 70 replies
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ^ | May 20, 1:06 AM EDT | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Top congressional leaders agreed Thursday to a four-year extension of the anti-terrorist Patriot Act, the controversial law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks that governs the search for terrorists on American soil. The deal between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner calls for a vote before May 27, when parts of the current act expire. The idea is to pass the extension with as little debate as possible to avoid a protracted and familiar argument over the expanded power the law gives to the government. SNIP "I still have some concerns, and at this point I'm...
  • Make Mine Freedom (1948)

    02/10/2011 9:19:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    If you've never seen this 1948 pro-capitalist/pro-liberty cartoon put out by Harding College, by all means take ten minutes to watch it... every American that votes should, actually: [video -here-]Video/news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Fems and Dems Say Scalia’s Remarks Make Passing ERA Essential (title shortened)

    01/07/2011 5:43:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/7/2011 | Penny Starr
    Several House and Senate Democrats joined feminists at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to push for the introduction and passage of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women’s rights. The conference was timed to coincide with the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor, as ordered by the newly elected Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Recently, Supreme Court Justice (Antonin) Scalia stated his opinion that no provision in the Constitution, or the 14th amendment, would provide full and true equality to women and give them protection against sex discrimination,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said....
  • Worshipping the Constitution

    01/06/2011 7:23:56 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 01/06/2011 | John Hayward
    Democrats are howling about the new Republican majority’s decision to read the Constitution in its entirety on Thursday. You are not “free” when the collective demands of favored citizens can place unlimited demands on the fruit of your labor. You are not “free” if your choices are meaningless. You are not “free” if you are not allowed to dissent. There is only one governing principle that properly respects the freedom of all citizens: ironclad obedience to a clear and concise document that identifies their inherent rights, and forbids the State from compromising them, under any circumstances. The Constitution does not...
  • Video:Growing Marxist Movement..Say They Prefer to be Called “Progressives”(leftist labeling scam)

    01/04/2011 8:02:32 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 32 replies
    weaselzippers ^ | January 2, 2011 | ZIP
    A look at the growing Marxist movement in New York City. Even though they read Marx and Stalin, organize protests against Israel and play a board game that equates capitalism with barbarism, they shy away from calling themselves “socialist”. As one member puts it, “It’s more positive to say progressive or left.”
  • Rebrand the RINOs, Have Fun, Win $100+

    01/03/2011 3:20:35 PM PST · by Avoiding_Sulla · 58 replies
    Pascal Fervor ^ | December 27, 2010 | Pascal Fervor
    ***Update: Now $125 thanks to Joan of Argghh! I've been complaining for some time now that the label Republican In Name Only, and its acronym, RINO, are ineffectual to say the least. My topmost reason is that a dichotomy exists in the word republican. Conservatives think of republicans as representing the people who elected them, with an eye fixed on protecting and preserving the American constitution with its limits on government and its recognition of personal rights. Progressives think of republicans as elitist and doing what they think is right no matter what the common folk think, and "The...
  • Envirofascism Leaves Dirty Dishes

    12/16/2010 2:18:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 15, 2010 | Van Helsing
    Everything is grubby in countries run by statist moonbats — even dishes fresh out of the dishwasher. A couple of months ago, Sandra Young from Vernon, Fla., started to notice that something was seriously amiss with her dishes. "The pots and pans were gray, the aluminum was starting to turn black, the glasses had fingerprints and lip prints still on them, and they were starting to get this powdery look to them," Vernon says. "I'm like, oh, my goodness, my dishwasher must be dying, I better get a new dishwasher." But others are having the same problem all across the...
  • A Thumb in Leviathan's Eye

    11/04/2010 4:04:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | 11-4-10 | John Zmirak
    Pundits are still analyzing the outcome of last night's elections, and it will take months to figure out what Americans' votes will mean in terms of policy. Myself, I'm actually relieved that Republicans didn't win both houses of Congress; since the economy (corrupted by bad investments encouraged by cheap money from the Fed) isn't likely to magically revive in the next two years, a solidly Republican Congress would have made an easy scapegoat for President Barack Obama to flog right up to the next presidential race. Still, the election of more pro-life members to both the House and the Senate...