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  • Ferguson rioters akin to KKK

    08/19/2014 6:27:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | Mychal Massie
    It is long past time to speak the truth. The blacks rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, are not oppressed, frustrated people. They are a pernicious and hardly secretive camorra. The rioters and looters didn’t steal food, or medicine for sick children; they stole televisions, clothing, DVDs, CDs, jewelry, cigarettes and the like. There exists no acceptable excuse for their behavior. Ergo, there remains only the truth: They are an ungodly, stiff-necked lot given over to rage and evil behavior. Even more egregious is the fact that they are encouraged and given emotional sanctuary for their condemnable actions by those...
  • ‘Who Gives a Crap About Your Feelings Towards Walmart?’: Mike Rowe’s Fiery, 2,648-Word Respons

    02/11/2014 7:26:04 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/10/2014 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Saturday, TheBlaze brought you Mike Rowe’s inspiring new ad about work. By Monday, major news networks were covering it. But that ad wasn’t just a innovative spot about getting factories running. Sure, it was that, but it was also a spot for Walmart, which was announcing an initiative to purchase purchase $250 billion of American-made products over the next 10 years.
  • Obscene! $3.7 Trillion Spent On Welfare Since Obama Took Office (Plus $200 billion by the states)

    10/24/2013 11:48:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 24, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    A disgusting $3.7 Trillion was spent on welfare since Obama took office. And this obscene figure accounts only for free benefits paid out without any sort of contribution having been made by the recipient. It does not include Social Security or Medicare. Under Obama’s reign of Socialism, the amount spent on welfare was almost 5 times greater than what was spent on transportation, education, and NASA, combined. And this figure doesn’t include the $200 Billion spent on welfare by the states. According to a CATO study, the cash value of federal welfare benefits for one household can equal almost $50,000....
  • EBT recipients stole food this weekend (and every other weekend)

    10/14/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT · by aberaussie · 3 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 10/14/2013 | Matt Walsh
    ---snip--- So, with all of these statements in mind, how is the Welfare State NOT a giant machine of theft and redistribution? Yes, yes, I know. I’m a heartless SOB for asking the question. I’ve never struggled to feed myself (even though I have), and I’ve never been “low income” (even though I have), and I don’t care about poor people (even though I do, and deeply so). I get it. I’m a cold blooded scoundrel, I hear ya. Fine. But can you answer the question? If statements 1, 2, and 3 are all accurate, how does welfare manage to...
  • Furloughed Workers Seeking Unemployment Pay in D.C.

    10/02/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 10/2/13 | NBC Washington DC
    Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are beginning to file for unemployment benefits with the District of Columbia. Najla Haywood, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Employment Services, says all initial claims for unemployment need to be filed online due to the increased demand.
  • Obama Talks 'Climate Change' with U.N. Secretary General

    04/11/2013 11:16:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4:34 PM, Apr 11, 2013 | By DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama talked about "climate change" with the U.N. secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, today at the White House. Via the pool report: On North Korea: “We will continue to try to work to resolve some of those issues diplomatically even as I indicated to the Secretary General that the United States will take all necessary steps to protect its people and to meet our obligations under our alliances in the region.”
  • Food stamps put Rhode Island town on monthly boom-and-bust cycle

    03/18/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Mar 13 | Eli Saslow
    <p>WOONSOCKET, R.I. – The economy of Woonsocket was about to stir to life. Delivery trucks were moving down river roads, and stores were extending their hours. The bus company was warning riders to anticipate “heavy traffic.” A community bank, soon to experience a surge in deposits, was rolling a message across its electronic marquee on the night of Feb. 28: “Happy shopping! Enjoy the 1st.”</p>
  • Got a Sandwich? Dinesh DSouza and Michael Shermer discuss "Alternative View to ObamaCare"

    03/08/2013 5:19:53 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 2 replies
    Oegon State University Socrates Discussion Roundtable ^ | 10.8.12 | Oegon State University Socrates Discussion
    Dinesh DSouza and Michael Shermer discuss "Alternative View to ObamaCare". (Sorry if it was posted before... didn't find it listed. Not even sure)
  • Obama: Entitlements ‘Do Not Make Us A Nation Of Takers’

    01/21/2013 4:48:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    TPM ^ | 21 Jan 13 | Pema Levy
    President Obama defended the idea of entitlements like Medicare and Social Security in his second inaugural address Monday, arguing that these programs strengthen the nation and free Americans to "take the risks that make this country great." "We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future," Obama said. "For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn." He continued: "We do not believe that...
  • You Owe Me!

    01/14/2013 5:58:54 AM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 22 replies
    WSJ via Google Search ^ | January 9, 2013 | JAMIE WHYTE
    On any day of the week you can hear someone declaring the injustice of insufficient government spending on this or that deserving group: the ill, the old, the unemployed, university students, filmmakers, rail passengers, you name it. Yet they rarely explain why it is unfair. They speak as if the injustice of it ought to be obvious to any decent person. Perhaps it is obvious to most people, and especially to members of the allegedly mistreated groups. Nevertheless, it isn't true. They want the money, of course, but they have no proper claim on it. This is easier to see...
  • The Little Red Hen (Conservatism vs Liberalism)

    12/26/2012 5:32:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 30 replies
    Child Bible Story Online ^ | A long time ago | various
    Once upon a time there was a little red hen. She lived with a pig, a duck and a cat. They all lived in a pretty little house which the little red hen liked to keep clean and tidy. The little red hen worked hard at her jobs all day. The others never helped. Although they said they meant to, they were all far too lazy. The pig liked to grunt in the mud outside, the duck used to swim in the pond all day, and the cat enjoyed lying in the sun, purring. One day the little red hen...
  • Hipsters on food stamps (Meet the 0bama Voters)

    11/12/2012 12:47:47 PM PST · by mojito · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/15/2010 | Jennifer Bleyer
    In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore — equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird — Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric.... “I have $80 bucks left!” Magida said. “I’m so happy!” “I have $12,” Mak said with a frown. The two friends weren’t tabulating the cash in their wallets but what remained of the monthly allotment on their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program debit cards, the official new term for...food stamps. Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate, had been installing museum exhibits for a living...
  • The Five Stages of a Conservative's Grief

    11/12/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-12-12 | David Catron
    A painful adjustment to last Tuesday's election. Last Tuesday evening I went to bed in denial, thinking that there must be some mistake. I declined to believe that a majority of the voters were stupid enough to re-elect a President whose incompetence makes Jimmy Carter seem Washingtonian by comparison, whose mendacity far surpasses that of a pathological liar like Bill Clinton, and whose administration is so corrupt that it actually evokes nostalgia for the Nixon era. I was sure that, when all the actual votes had been counted, they would reveal that the voters of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado...
  • Four more years--what is going on here?

    11/08/2012 8:13:27 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 08, 2012 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects of that recession worse get re-elected. Only in America can a president who wants the bureaucrats who can’t run the Post Office to micromanage the administration of every American’s health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer than four years, plans to repay none of it...
  • number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement

    09/19/2012 6:52:26 AM PDT · by rawhide · 29 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 9-19-12 | Philip Klein
    Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration’s suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps. In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting...
  • America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers

    07/12/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-12-12 | Arthur Herman
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those were Abe Lincoln’s words in his first inaugural in 1861, as America was running headlong into civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg. Call it America’s coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers. On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday. On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the...
  • Tea Party and OWS Protest Side-By-Side Against Obama in San Francisco

    02/18/2012 5:19:33 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 17, 2012 | Zombie
    Media pundits have often tried to point out the similarities between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement, in a futile attempt to get the two groups to merge. Unfortunately, the differences were too great, and we have yet to see the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street protesting against the same thing side-by-side at the same protest. That is, until now. The unthinkable finally happened last night in San Francisco: the Tea Party shared a protest with the Occupiers, both groups angry with the same person. And who was this unifier, the only man who can bridge the divide...
  • What Election 2012 boils down to (ie keeping it short and sweet)

    02/15/2012 9:40:43 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 26 replies
    self | 2/15/2012 | Secret Agent Man
    If you're going to be involved in conversations with others about why 2012 is such an important election, and how to frame the issues quick and painlessly and unable to be refuted. 1. Makers vs. Takers. Barry's whole presidency has been about taking from the makers and giving to the takers. 2. A second Obama term is an Obama term without limits on ANYTHING. He hasn't gone full bore because he needs to get re-elected. You ain't seen nothing yet if he gets 4 more years and doesn't have to care about answering to ANYONE for ANYTHING. He will be...
  • We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers. More people work for government than most industries.

    04/01/2011 7:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/01/2011 | Stephen Moore
    If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government. It gets worse. More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have...
  • First family ends Martha's Vineyard vacation

    08/29/2010 8:00:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 145 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and heading for New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper - modern version

    02/01/2010 8:41:37 PM PST · by bogusname · 14 replies · 776+ views
    TheCitizen.com ^ | 2010 | Unknown
    The Ant and the Grasshopper - modern version (I got this in an email today. Again, I am not claiming to have written this) Old version: The ant worked hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thought the ant was a fool and laughed and danced and played the summer away. Come winter, the ant was warm and well fed. The grasshopper had no food or shelter, so he died out in the cold. Moral of the story: Be responsible for yourself! Modern version: The ant worked...
  • Analysis: The Hostage-Takers

    09/04/2004 6:50:12 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 741+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-5-2004 | Stephen Mulvey
    Analysis: The hostage-takers Stephen Mulvey BBC News Online Russian affairs analyst Confusion reigns over the identity of the group who seized the school in North Ossetia taking hostage more than 1,000 children and their parents and teachers. Russia says there were at least 30 hostage-takers The Russian authorities are telling one story, and Chechen sources are telling another. It may take time for the truth to emerge. The Russian version says the hostage-takers were a multi-national group linked to the radical Chechen rebel commanders Shamil Basayev and Doku Umarov, funded by al-Qaeda. The Chechen version, as put forward by the...