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  • Contraceptive ďcompromiseĒ worse than original mandate: Eliminates any exceptions

    02/10/2012 10:36:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Jill ^ | 2/10/2012 | Jill Stanek
    UPDATE, 12:14p: More evidence the ďcompromiseĒ stinks: Planned Parenthood likes it. UPDATE, 12:02p: From a House source: This ďnew policyĒ is a distinction without a difference.† The services the religious organization opposes wonít be listed in the contract, but the insurance companies will give it the employees anyway.† Insurance companies will justify providing the coverage that the religious charity opposes by swearing that birth control coverage doesnít actually cost anything because itís cheaper than pregnancy services, so itís just a free perk. The administration will argue that people of faith should be fine with this arrangement, because they can tell...
  • Testing Our Country to Destruction

    02/08/2012 9:00:30 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies ^ | 02-09-12 | stolinsky
      Testing Our Country to Destruction David C. Stolinsky Feb. 9, 2012 Years ago, car magazines tested tires. I mean they tested them. In addition to the usual on-the-car tests of handling and braking, they also tested high-speed endurance. They mounted the tire on a laboratory wheel; adjusted the pressure, temperature, and load; and then slowly increased the speed as the tire spun on a roller. Eventually the tread would separate or spin off chunks of rubber, or the sidewall would burst. The endpoint was the destruction of the tire. Thus if a tire flew apart at 120 miles...
  • Cuban Communists to consider term limits for leaders

    01/27/2012 10:49:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:53pm EST | Rosa Tania Valdes
    HAVANAóCuba's Communist Party will consider reforms this weekend that could impose term limits on its leaders in what would be a striking change on an island that Fidel Castro ruled for 49 years and was succeeded by his brother. President Raul Castro said in an April Communist Party congress that this conference, which starts on Saturday and is the first in the party's history, would consider limiting Cuban leaders to two five-year terms. The party has said it was also pondering age limits for high-ranking officials as it tries to bring younger people into its aging leadership. Ö The party...
  • A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

    01/27/2012 8:58:28 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    The Catholic Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2012 | Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
    A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict January 26, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. The federal government, which claims to be ďof, by, and for the people,Ē has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people Ė the Catholic population and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful. The U.S. Department...
  • G Edward Griffin Says There's No Place to Hide

    01/18/2012 2:44:47 PM PST · by appeal2 · 7 replies ^ | 01/18/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    G. Edward Griffin joined us today. For those not familiar with his work, he wrote the definitive book on the Federal Reserve--The Creature From Jekyll Island, which details the shady dealings that went on to pass the Federal Reserve Act through Congress. Unfortunately too few people are familiar with this tale. Griffin has remained active in the debate and believes that everything that's going on right now is a prelude to The New World Order and universal totalitarianism. When faced with the decision to Get out of Dodge or to fight to restore the greatness of America, Griffin believes that...
  • 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free

    01/15/2012 2:32:16 PM PST · by lechtellhavel · 37 replies
    Washington Post & Turley Blog ^ | 15 January 2012 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    Chinese proverb: ďThe beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.Ē We seem as a country to be in denial as to the implications of these laws and policies. Whether we are viewed as a free country with authoritarian inclinations or an authoritarian nation with free aspirations (or some other hybrid definition), we are clearly not what we once were.
  • Final Implementation of Obama Dictatorship in Progress on all levels

    01/08/2012 10:45:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CFO ^ | 1/8/12 | Sher Zieve
    I have warned and written about this particular subject for over three yearsósince before Obama was electedóaka ďcoronated.ď It is only now that many others finally seem to be getting the message. However, this is not something to be criticized. It is to be applauded, as it means they are finally and inexorably awakening to the truth. They are to be applauded and not insulted. I noticed this morning thatóafter a few of the latest Obama assaults on the US Constitution and liberties of We-the-Peopleósome in the media
  • Resisting Hitler's Rise 'In the Garden of Beasts'

    12/31/2011 12:17:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | December 29, 2011
    When University of Chicago professor William Dodd assumed the post of U.S. ambassador to Germany in 1933, he hoped for an undemanding position that would allow him spare time to write a book. At the time, few in the United States or Europe considered then-Chancellor Adolf Hitler a serious threat, and few expected him to remain in power long. Dodd was no exception, says Erik Larson, author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. Having studied in Germany as a college student in the 1890s, Dodd began his term as ambassador with...
  • Obama Stimulus Failed to Create Jobs Allows Government to Snoop into Your Childís Infomation

    12/29/2011 9:52:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit /New York Post ^ | December 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It figures. The Obama-Pelosi stimulus package failed in its objective to create jobs. It added a trillion dollars to the national debt and didnít even dent the record unemployment rate. But it did allow the government to snoop into personal information about your child. The New York Post reported: ...The department has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. Although current federal law prohibits this, the department decided to ignore Congress and, in effect, rewrite the law. Student privacy and parental authority will...
  • How the feds are tracking your kid

    12/28/2011 12:50:16 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/11 | EMMETT MCGROARTY & JANE ROBBINS
    Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughterís health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your sonís academic performance to see if he should be ďencouragedĒ to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent? Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a...
  • How the feds are tracking your kid (more than just watching!)

    12/28/2011 12:15:22 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2011 | EMMETT MCGROARTY & JANE ROBBINS
    Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughterís health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your sonís academic performance to see if he should be ďencouragedĒ to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent? Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a...
  • New fee coming for medical effectiveness research

    12/27/2011 10:28:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with suspicion. The insurance...
  • America as a Totalitarian Dictatorship

    12/24/2011 5:25:40 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 61 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/24/11 | Ray Peach
    Since my first deployment to South East Asia, I have seen this great country gradually slip away. America has gone from being the world's greatest creditor nation, standing as a beacon of hope for the world, to the world's biggest debtor nation, where 42 million Americans rely on food stamps to is happening right now in front of us. Like it or not, America is a Totalitarian Dictatorship, and this article will help you understand why. After the Oklahoma City Bombing, my job required that I attend a two-day briefing on counter terrorism. At that meeting, several people from...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Kiss the Bill of Rights Goodbye

    12/08/2011 11:51:17 AM PST · by appeal2 · 21 replies ^ | 12-8-11 | Kerry Lutz
    As reported by Greg Hunter of, the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (Senate Bill 1867), otherwise known as the ďIndefinite Detention Bill,Ē should scare the heck out of anyone who loves the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This bill effectively hands over control to the military to arrest, torture and even kill terrorists on American soil. It also allows the military to hold suspected terrorists indefinitely without a trial or due process. This applies to both non-citizens and citizens of the United States! With this bill, you are not innocent until proven guilty. You...
  • Egypt: Forget Denial, The Totalitarians Won, Get Used to It

    12/07/2011 12:21:47 PM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/07/2011 | Barry Rubin
    ďWhy such inaction in the Senate? Why do the Senators sit and pass no laws? ďBecause the barbarians are to arrive today. What laws can the Senators pass any more? When the barbarians come they will make the lawsÖ. Why donít the worthy orators come as always to make their speeches, to have their say? ďBecause the barbarians are to arrive today; and they get bored with eloquence and orations.Ē Ė -Constantine P. Cavafy, ďWaiting for the Barbarians.Ē (1904) Who better to sum up the situation than the great Greek poet of Egypt who wrote of the Christian decline there....
  • Hope and Change in Egypt... (Western Mass Media Apologists For Islamist Totalitarianism Alert)

    12/01/2011 5:20:45 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/02/2011 | Barry Rubin
    Much of the mass media seems to be saying, to paraphrase John Lennon and Yoko Ono, ďAll we are saying is give the Muslim Brotherhood a chance.Ē There are three arguments supporting this policy that are worth discussing in large part because the Muslim Brotherhoodís advocates donít have any others. The first, which one hears everywhere, is that the Muslim Brotherhood is full of factions that are moderate and hip young people who want real democracy. If this were true it should be easy to prove. Here are some of the ways to do that: Who are the leaders of...
  • Let Them Eat Socialism

    11/27/2011 6:01:21 PM PST · by stolinsky · 14 replies ^ | 11-28-11 | stolinsky
    ¬† Let Them Eat Socialism David C. Stolinsky Nov. 28, 2011 A recent editorial in a leading British medical journal states, ¬ďSome patients in hospitals run by the UK¬ís National Health Service (NHS) do not receive adequate pain relief, are not helped to go to the toilet, and are not given enough to eat or drink.¬Ē Yes, but the pain medicine they don¬ít receive, the care they don¬ít get, and the food they aren¬ít served are free. So the editors, who are leftists, declare that there is no reason to privatize hospitals, because that would endanger equity of care....
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Demands Obama Suspend Constitution to Create Jobs

    10/21/2011 11:50:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 90 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-18- | Dan McGinnis
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., drew heavy criticism from fellow Democrats and his Republican colleagues for demanding President Barack Obama suspend the U.S. Constitution and declare a national jobs emergency. Jackson told The Daily Caller last week that the president should use "extra-constitutional" authority to resolve the employment crisis by creating jobs outside of the normal legislative process. His comments drew immediate criticism from his primary opponent as well as other members of the House of Representatives. Former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, Jackson's Democratic opponent in next year's primary election, said he has failed to introduce a jobs bill during his...
  • Ann Coulter on Wall St. Protest: This is What ĎThe Beginning of Totalitarianismí Looks Like

    10/04/2011 11:38:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/4/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    guess you could imagine a chant with Ann Coulter going something like this: Show me what totalitarianism looks like! This is what totalitarianism looks like! Thatís because the fiery conservative commentator had a theory on the Wall St. protesters. According to her, the kind of anti-capitalism rhetoric coming from the participants mirrors the beginning of ďtotalitarianism.Ē ďAll of those quotes could have been said in 1789 in France before the French Revolution, or the Russian Revolution, or with only slight modifications when the Nazis were coming to power, in Cuba under Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela,Ē she told Fox...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. ďI think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we wonít hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,Ē Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. ďI really hope that someone can agree with me on that.Ē Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • The left sees history's fist coming. Again.

    12/13/2010 12:56:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 118 replies · 5+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2010 | James Lewis
    Want to know why the Democrats in Congress are mumbling "f*** the president"?† Want to know why the Cancun mobsters are demanding world power for yesterday's climate fascism? This is Dunkirk, folks.† It's the Battles of Midway and Gettysburg rolled into one.† This is the watershed moment in history. This is where the Evil Empire gets its comeuppance. The next few years may be the most historic ones in our lives. The left is at the very peak of its power since the Evil Empire fell in 1991, with Obama occupying the White House today, surrounded by his commissars.† The...
  • Thugs must be made to fear the police, says U.S. 'supercop' hired by Cameron (United Kingdom)

    08/13/2011 7:55:51 AM PDT · by Gena Bukin · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/13/2011 | Inderdeep Bains
    Young thugs and gang members should be made to Ďfearí the police and stiff punishments for crimes, according to the Prime Ministerís new American crime adviser. Former New York police chief Bill Bratton, famed for his Ďzero toleranceí tactics, said yesterday that UK forces should be more assertive with offenders, advocating a doctrine of Ďescalating forceí. Last week David Cameron was reported to have approached Mr Bratton to discuss taking charge of the Metropolitan Police, and he has already enlisted him to help tackle the threat of gangs. However his comments came as fresh doubts emerged over his chances of...
  • BART admits halting cell service to stop protesters

    08/12/2011 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 80 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/12/11 | Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    BART officials acknowledged this afternoon that they shut down cell phone and wireless data service in its downtown San Francisco stations to disrupt a planned protest. Their announcement sparked denunciations from civil libertarians and the apparent threat of a cyber-attack on the BART website. A statement posted on the transit agency's website said the communications blackout was ordered in the interest of public safety: "Organizers planning to disrupt BART service on August 11, 2011 stated they would use mobile devices to coordinate their disruptive activities and communicate about the location and number of BART Police," the statement reads. "A civil...
  • To defuse 'flash' protest, BART cuts riders' cell service. Is that legal?

    08/12/2011 6:21:11 PM PDT · by tje · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 12, 2011 | Patrik Jonsson
    The decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to cut off cellphone service Thursday evening Ė to forestall a planned protest Ė raises a fundamental question: Do Americans have a basic right to digital free speech or to digitally organized assembly? Because July protests against BART police shootings had turned violent, BART officials took the unusual step to protect public safety, they said. The tactic may have worked: No protests took place Thursday night at BART stations. Temporarily shutting down cell service and beefing up police patrols were "great tool[s] to utilize for this specific purpose," BART police Lt. Andy...
  • La Raza wants a dictator (Incredible excerpt from the Obama speech yesterday) Obama's in favor

    07/26/2011 7:00:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies
    He goes into this at about 15 minutes into the video. You need to hear these people. The text does *NOT* do it justice. This is what danger we are in. Obama's La Raza speech And I promise you, we are responding to your concerns and working every day to make sure we are enforcing flawed laws in the most humane and best possible way. Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. (Applause.) And believe me, right now dealing with Congress -- AUDIENCE: Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes,...
  • Has CA Public Utilities Commission Jumped on the ĎMedia Reformí Astroturf Bandwagon?

    07/22/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 22nd | LibertyChick
    The media reform cabal is at it again. The same professional Soros-funded astroturfers who brought us Van Jones to demand ďmedia justiceĒ and SaveTheInternet and Net Neutrality have been focused on a new target. For months now, Free Press, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, and the New America Foundation have been thwarting the proposed merger of cell phone providers AT&T and T-Mobile, saying the move would raise prices for consumers and cost jobs. As the deal sits with the FCC, which just this week temporarily halted its review of the proposal, AT&T and T-Mobile have tried to reassure...
  • The Totalitarian Temptation

    07/13/2011 7:48:23 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 5 replies ^ | 07-14-11 | stolinsky
    ¬† The Totalitarian Temptation David C. Stolinsky July 14, 2011 This revealing term is the title of a book by the late French author Jean-Fran√ßois Revel. An equally revealing title by Revel is ¬ďHow Democracies Perish.¬Ē Democracies do perish because of the totalitarian temptation. They are in the process of perishing even as we speak. Do you really believe that freedom can survive, if the government seizes the power to: ‚óŹ Raise taxes to confiscatory levels. Prominent Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman was asked at what level taxes would stifle economic activity. He was unable to name a specific rate,...
  • Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles (defining net neutrality)

    07/11/2011 8:25:08 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Socialist Project/The Bullet ^ | August 9th, 2009 | Tanner Mirrlees interview with Robert McChesney
    But Iíve learned, by participating in over a decade of specific media struggles, that when you are in the short-term and you are fighting to win, sometimes you make tactical alliances. You donít sacrifice your principles and embrace someone elseís lame political agenda. If you want to win public credibility and advance a progressive media agenda that actually has a broad impact, this is what you do. That is how politics works. Most progressives understand this. But there is always going to be those who say: ďhere is a checklist of seven-hundred points that we think reflect the ideological foundations...
  • (Soros funded ----->Groups fight Verizon to use smartphones as modems

    07/07/2011 4:16:38 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 33 replies
    PoliticObama ^ | July 6th | Eliza Krigman
    A standoff between public interest groups and Verizon Wireless could determine whether many consumers can use their smartphone as a modem for a laptop or tablet ó or whether theyíll have to pony up for an aircard or separate wireless plan instead. Consumer advocates say Verizon has violated its license agreement to operate over a valuable chunk of public airwaves known as the C-Block. According to (soros funded)Free Press and (soros funded)Public Knowledge, Verizon has asked Google to block third-party applications on Android phones that allow ďtethering,Ē or using a smartphone to connect to the Internet on another device such...
  • Progressives target the constitution (Time shreds it, CNN shrugs it off)

    06/24/2011 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Time and CNN
    This is how the progressives do it. Plant some seeds, then before you know it these kinds of ideas will be all over the media. Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters And This Exists: Iceland Rewrites Their Constitution Using Suggestions Through Twitter This second link has me more troubled than the first. The things that Fareed Zakaria are saying could practically be lifted right out of the pages of The Road to Serfdom. I don't think it's possible to state just how much danger we are in. These progressives are out for blood.
  • 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."
  • 20 former world leaders discuss looming water crisis

    06/09/2011 12:20:13 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies · 2+ views
    France24 ^ | 01 June 2011 | Staff
    AFP - Twenty former heads of state, including former US president Bill Clinton, warned Tuesday of an impending "water crisis" and agreed to establish a panel that will tackle a worldwide leadership gap on the issue. The retired leaders, among them ex-Mexican president Vicente Fox and former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda, said the panel would work to raise the issue's political prominence in order to avert looming problems with worldwide water supply. Members of the InterAction Council attending this year's three-day annual meeting in Quebec City also included former Mexican leader Ernesto Zedillo and and Gro Brundtland of Norway....
  • The Totalitarians Within

    05/31/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 31, 2011 | David Horowitz
    The Totalitarians Within Posted By David Horowitz On May 31, 2011 @ 12:12 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments On May 11, 2011, I spoke to a student audience at UCLA for about an hour. My speech was video-taped and recorded on audio. Frontpage Magazine posted the video and an edited transcript of the speech. We are now posting an unedited transcript (accessible here) for reasons I will make clear in a moment. On May 24, the Undergraduate Students Association at UCLA, by a 10-0 vote passed a resolution proposed by the Muslim Students Association declaring that ďUCLA is...
  • Bloodsucking Capitalists: From A Book Used In The Ethic Studies Curriculum for Grades 3rd - 12th

    05/12/2011 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 54 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | May 12th | Naked Emperor News
    Bloodsucking Capitalists: Shocking Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A Book Used In The Controversial Ethic Studies Curriculum (Grades 3-12)
  • GoogleĎs íTotalitarianí Methods Should Worry You

    05/11/2011 7:30:47 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10th | Emily Esfahani Smith
    Google Inc.ís ďDonít Be EvilĒ slogan is seductive but misleading. It is the lowest business ethics standard ever devised, excusing everything Google does short of evil. Google isnít evil Ė but neither is it ethical. While perceptions of the worldís erstwhile No. 1 brand remain exceptionally strong, Googleís ethical blind spots regarding privacy and property rights are beginning to erode the publicís trust and eventually could threaten the companyís market domination. Anyone who follows Google closely knows that the company is a serial scandal machine. One of the worldís most powerful companies, with its vainglorious mission to ďorganize the worldís...
  • Barack Obama to be able to text terror warnings to all US phones

    05/11/2011 1:20:06 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 81 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2011 | Alex Spillius
    From next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts, which will also be sent by state and local authorities. Users will be able to opt out of every type of alert except those from the president, said the Federal Communications Commission. The system will include alerts about missing children and will supersede all other phone traffic to avoid delays. Mr Obama, who has been dubbed the "texter-in-chief" thanks to his devotion to his BlackBerry and heavy use of text messages during his 2008 campaign, may face criticism...
  • The Manifesto of an Evil Totalitarian Political System

    04/26/2011 2:34:05 PM PDT · by thesearethetimes... · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | Monday April 4 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    A young woman in Colorado named Ann Barnhardt watched Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holding forth on television yesterday about the necessity for rolling back the First Amendment in order not to anger Muslims. This did not sit well with her, and she made a two-part video for YouTube expressing her outrage, and vigorously affirming her right to patriotic dissent.
  • Mn/DOT to test driver's 'mileage tax'

    04/19/2011 12:36:15 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    KARE ^ | April 19, 2011
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for 500 people to test technology that could someday be used to collect a mileage-based user fee. Mn/DOT anticipates a fee on road usage might someday be necessary as more fuel efficient and hybrid cars are on the road, decreasing revenue from the gas tax. "This research will provide important feedback from motorists about the effectiveness of using technology in a car or truck to gather mileage information," said Cory Johnson, project manager. "We are researching alternative financing methods today that could be used 10 or 20 years from...
  • The Steering Wheel Fell Off

    04/13/2011 8:51:06 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 14 replies ^ | 04-14-11 | stolinsky
    Chevrolet has recalled Cruze compacts after a steering wheel fell off. The car was going 65 miles per hour. In it were a mother, a grandmother, and a 19-month-old grandson. Fortunately, the driver managed to stop inches from a guardrail. Many people prefer to drive rather than fly. They know that statistically, driving is more dangerous. But they enjoy the feeling of being in control, though that feeling is partly illusory. A driver has no control over whether a semi jack-knifes in front of him, or whether someone is texting and rear-ends him ‚ąí or even whether a poorly built...
  • The Manifesto of an Evil Totalitarian Political System

    04/05/2011 10:02:35 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies
    A young woman in Colorado named Ann Barnhardt watched Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holding forth on television yesterday about the necessity for rolling back the First Amendment in order not to anger Muslims. This did not sit well with her, and she made a two-part video for YouTube expressing her outrage, and vigorously affirming her right to patriotic dissent. She declares herself strongly at the beginning of the first video: Hello, my name is Ann Barnhardt, and I am apparently one of the very, very last people left in Western Civilization who possesses any quantity of brains and balls simultaneously....
  • Why Moonbats Love Trains

    03/11/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | March 10, 2011
    George Will has noticed that liberals love trains so much, they will spend our last penny on them, regardless of whether anyone rides them. Remarkably widespread derision has greeted the Obama administration's damn-the-arithmetic-full-speed-ahead proposal to spend $53 billion more (after the $8 billion in stimulus money and $2.4 billion in enticements to 23 states) in the next six years pursuant to the president's loopy goal of giving "80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail." Responsible governors like Rick Scott (R-FL), John Kasich (R-OH), and Scott Walker (R-WI) have turned down massive federal incentives to construct preposterous "high-speed" rail boondoggles....
  • Europe Dumps the Multicult

    02/17/2011 3:44:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2011 | James Lewis
    Don't look now, but the cult of multiculturalism is finally crumbling into the vast dustbin of history. Multiculturalism is the left-wing fantasy that all cultures are equal, no matter how many millions of poor people are deliberately starved, mutilated, tortured or butchered by the Sudanese fascisti. The cult of multiculturalism is the feverish brainchild of our leftish professors, who prefer not even to read the daily newspapers for a sanitized version of reality in the Sudan, Congo, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Multiculturalism is the fantasy that Saddam Hussein had to be left in power in Iraq, but that Egypt's Mubarak...
  • Don't Converge The Streams

    01/27/2011 7:24:32 PM PST · by Noumenon · 14 replies
    01/27/2011 | Ward Dorrity
    In the course of writing my book, Killers Without Conscience, I've had to re-think a few things after reading Chantal Delsol's Icarus Fallen and The Unlearned Lessons of the Twentieth Century. Going to take a second and third pass through the two titles to really get the complete gist of what she's up to. I can't agree with all of her ideas regarding human nature and the fate of Man, but her ideas and insights fairly leap off of every page. Highly, highly recommended for anyone who wants a deeper insight into our modern times. For example, Delsol, in the...
  • FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet

    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a plan to regulate the Internet despite warnings that it could strangle industry investment and damage an economy that is still struggling to recover. The 3-2 vote fell along partisan lines with Democrats capitalizing on their numerical advantage. The rules would prohibit phone and cable companies from abusing their control over broadband connections to discriminate against rival content or services, such as Internet phone calls or online video, or play favorites with Web traffic. Lawmakers in both parties have been arguing for months that Congress, not the Obama administration, should take...
  • The Triumph of Propaganda

    01/02/2011 3:40:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 02, 2011 | Nemo Almen
    It is not difficult to deprive the vast majority of independent thought.[i] Does anyone remember what happened on Christmas Eve last year? In one of the most expensive Christmas presents ever, the government removed the $400 billion limit on their Fannie and Freddie guaranty. This act increased taxpayer liabilities by six trillion dollars; however, the news was lost in the holiday cheer. This is one instance in a broader campaign to manipulate the public perception, gradually depriving us of independent thought. Consider another example: what news story broke on April 16, 2010? Most of us would say the SEC's lawsuit...
  • Hugo Chavez's New Power Grab

    12/26/2010 2:59:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2010 | W. Mitchell Yeager
    Like the canary in a mine shaft who dies at the first sign of toxic gasses, journalists are often the first creatures to suffer when a totalitarian dictator is ascending to power. There are few developed nations in the world that show the methodical approach to smothering free speech, but Venezuela's "great leader" is demonstrating the process in our very own hemisphere. Since other leftist heads of state are watching with dreamy eyes, it might be a good preventative measure if we all start paying attention to his techniques. Signaling darker days ahead for that county's free press, Venezuela fell...
  • Venezuela tightens Internet regulation

    12/21/2010 6:54:51 PM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2010
    CARACAS - Venezuela's parliament approved tighter regulation of the Internet on Monday in the latest of a package of laws to entrench President Hugo Chavez's socialist "revolution" before a new Assembly is sworn-in next month. Members of his ruling Socialist Party say the move brings South America's top oil producer into line with international norms for policing the Web. But opposition politicians say it is aimed at stifling dissent. It followed a more controversial vote by the National Assembly last week that will allow Chavez to bypass the next parliament and rule by decree for 18 months...the decision was denounced...
  • Slippery slope of ski-area security

    12/03/2010 9:49:17 AM PST · by MissTed · 29 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 12/3/10 | Staff
    What's next? Pat-downs at the church confessional? As travelers rightfully fret over excessive groping in airport security lines, it now seems skiers and snowboarders are subject to this growing game of pat-down. New policies at several Colorado ski resorts also are placing uniformed police in visible and active roles to curb excess in the very places that otherwise go out of their way to cater to excess. The most extreme example? Those waiting to board Steamboat Springs' gondola first must submit to police pat-downs, according to 5280 magazine's Kelly Bastone. Skiers and snowboarders "must unzip, de-layer, and turn out their...
  • We Are All German Jews Now

    11/24/2010 6:57:36 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | November 24, 2010 | Robert Wenzel
    The introduction of so-called porno scanners at Americaís airports and the egregious pat downs of airline travelers have turned every American into a German Jew. Instead of dehumanizing and demeaning one segment of the population in order to pave the way for the Holocaust, all airline travelers are being treated like German Jews by our government for our own good ó to keep us safe from terrorists on airplanes.The TSA now considers every American a potential ďenemy of the state,Ē because any one of us may be carrying a bomb aboard an airplane, despite the fact that young men from...
  • The Evil of Cultural Engineering

    11/21/2010 9:59:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2010 | Robert Weissberg
    The totalitarian urge is ubiquitous in human history, though in the United States, this has been expressed more as Nanny State, less Bolshevik Revolution. Familiar examples include dictating our food choices, demonizing smokers, and, most forcefully, micromanaging personal energy consumption. These policies all begin with seductive claims that government intrusion will benefit everybody, and cooperation will be largely voluntary; but as benign admonitions fall short, pressures via fines and taxes and even criminal sanctions grow more draconian. The mentality's latest pernicious installment focuses on the longstanding black/white gap in school performance and the poverty that, allegedly, undergirds these outcomes. In...