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  • Hillary Speaks of Little Children, Church Members, Movie Audiences But Not Our Military Personnel

    06/18/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.18.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    Hillary Clinton spoke about the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by posing the following questions: How many innocent people in our country from little children to church members to movie theater attendees? How many people do we need to see cut down before we act? In the first question, Hillary makes obvious references to the shootings at Sandy Hook, the theater shooting in Colorado as well as both the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin and last night's attack. Hillary speaks of little children, church members and movie theater attendees. But what about our...
  • Chris Rock rants about the lack of African-Americans in baseball

    04/22/2015 10:46:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Chris Cwik
    African-American participation in baseball is on the decline. This isn't a new development. Over the past couple years, a number of black athletes have addressed the issue.This isn't just an issue for other black players, it's becoming an issue for black fans, according to comedian Chris Rock. Rock gave his take on the alarmingly low rates of blacks in baseball for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumble." (WARNING: NSFW Language).Rock's rant is humorous, obviously, but it also points out some discouraging facts about why fewer black people are playing, and watching, the game. The fact that Howard, a prominent...
  • DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner

    04/01/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/01/2015 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN and RACHAEL BADE
    The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups. Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014. The House approved a criminal contempt resolution against Lerner in May 2014, and Machen’s office has...
  • Obama Vows Justice After ISIS Kills American Hostage Kayla Jean Mueller

    02/10/2015 9:15:34 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/10/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death,” he warned.
  • Salon's Joan Walsh Defends Hillary's Rapist Defense: 'I'm Sure She Would Take That Laughter Back'

    07/08/2014 9:07:35 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Perhaps because there was no longer any plausible deniability about the existence of the story, MSNBC's Chris Matthews tonight devoted a segment to the controversy, bringing on Bernard Center founder Michelle Bernard and Salon's Joan Walsh to discuss the matter. While all three agreed that the controversy would in no way sink Mrs. Clinton's 2016 prospects, Walsh was particularly vociferous in her defense of Clinton, while Matthews and Bernard were critical of the former first lady. At one point, a testy Walsh charged Bernard with twisting the facts of the story.
  • Obama’s Twitter account...spent an entire day getting the year man walked on the moon wrong

    06/11/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    In a tweet Tuesday, President Obama’s official account attempted to draw attention to the plight of women workers, saying that it wasn’t 1963 anymore — when, as implied by an image and text, man first walked on the moon.
  • 7 Times President Barack Obama Dissed His Critics

    06/05/2014 1:03:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | Jonathan Topaz
    President Barack Obama in Brussels on Thursday refused to apologize for the deal to recover Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying some of his critics are trying to manufacture a controversy. “I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington,” the president said. It wasn’t the first time Obama dismissed objections to his policies as nothing more than political theater. Here’s a look at seven other times when the president has derided his critics as playing political games. 1. “The debate we’re having right now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? It becomes this endless loop. It’s not serious. It’s...
  • Harry Reid on Bergdahl Deal: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’

    06/05/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/05/2014 | Free Beacon Staff
    Reid calls it 'a big deal over nothing'. The Democratic Party seems to have a go-to line to reflect apathy for controversial issues plaguing the Obama administration. Asked about why he seemed to be the only one notified about the deal to retrieve Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before it was made, Harry Reid bristled at the question. “I’m not sure I’m the only one,” he said. “A big deal over nothing. Is it Friday or is it Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton infamously snapped, “What difference at this point...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Too Fragile for Desertion Questions, Official Says (How Convenient)

    06/03/2014 2:38:09 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3 2014 | By MARTHA RADDATZ and LUIS MARTINEZ
    Newly freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not being asked about the circumstances of his “capture” by the Taliban, though a note he left at his base back in 2009 could help tell the story, a senior defense official told ABC News today. The official, who spoke about the sensitive details of Bergdahl’s case on the condition of anonymity, said that Bergdahl is not being interrogated at the American military medical facility in Germany, to which he was brought this weekend after being released from five-year captivity by the Taliban. The official said there are legitimate concerns about Bergdahl’s physical...
  • Politico Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Chapter

    05/30/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Clinton offers a detailed account of the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi — and a pointed rebuttal to Republican critics who’ve laced into her over the incident — in a much-anticipated chapter of her forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” obtained by POLITICO. “Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,” Clinton writes in the gripping chapter, “Benghazi: Under Attack.” Casting doubt on the motivations of congressional Republicans who have continued to investigate the attacks, including with an upcoming House select committee, Clinton continues: “I...
  • Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State

    04/23/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    April 23, 2014, 6:43 PM ET Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State BOSTON – Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a women’s leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives “very, very painful” and “certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.” She noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three...
  • Extended standing ovation for Sebelius at White House

    04/11/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    cable news everywhere.... | 4/11/14 | sff
    Did anyone else see that nonsense? A very long extended standing ovation for Obama and Sebelius....this should be used in Republican commercials.... Got hubris?
  • AP SOURCE: HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNING AFTER ROCKY HEALTH CARE LAW ROLLOUT

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release (Freeper book title contest....)

    04/09/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release AFP 1 hour ago Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who is contemplating a second run for the White House, will release a new memoir on June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. A website owned by Simon & Schuster was allowing users to sign up and pre-order the book, which the publisher said would consist of "candid reflections about key moments during her time as secretary of state as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." The book, and...
  • Jimmy Carter Equates Sex-Selection Abortion With Murder of Babies

    03/27/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jack Coleman
    Television history was made last night when a guest on “Late Show with David Letterman,” for quite possibly the first and last time, used the words “murdered” and “aborted” in the same sentence. The person doing the talking was former president Jimmy Carter, who’s making the rounds to plug his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.” (Video after the jump) Any conservative saying what Carter said, which was profoundly disturbing, would be immediately condemned by the left as an extremist – jimmycarterLETTERMAN: Things are contained in this book that I was completely ignorant about and...
  • The Whatever President

    02/13/2014 12:25:08 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2014 | Rich Lowry
    We were told that President Obama would wield his executive power this year to defy Congress. Instead, he is defying his own health-care law. The Obama administration announced this week it is delaying and changing the law’s employer mandate, the latest in a series of seat-of-the-pants revisions to Obamacare. The president was eager to highlight steps he was taking to bypass Congress in his State of the Union last month, but left this one out. If he had demanded congressional action to delay the employer mandate, he surely would have gotten a bipartisan bill on his desk forthwith. Maybe we...
  • John Kerry to Retire in 2016

    02/06/2014 8:35:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/14 | Tapper
    JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this. JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Good to be with you. TAPPER: So you've been secretary of State for a year. What's been the most surprising thing about the job? KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis. A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval. And all of it affects our interests, you know... ... TAPPER: There's a lot of talk about two of...
  • HHS: 8,300 Words About the Dangers of Tobacco Smoking, But Not a Single Word About Pot Smoking

    01/21/2014 6:07:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "We're still a country very much addicted to tobacco," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a news conference last Friday, as she urged communities, schools and businesses to "help make the next generation a tobacco-free generation." A transcript of that news conference runs around 8,300 words, but there isn't a single word about the adverse health effects of marijuana smoking -- even as more states jump on the pot-legalization bandwagon. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and "frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • NY Times article on Benghazi.. SMOKING GUN!

    12/30/2013 12:04:13 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 21 replies
    December 30, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    In the 100 E-MAILS released by the Obama administration relating to Benghazi, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF THE YOUTUBE VIDEO IN ANY OF THEM.
  • On The Tyranny of Relativism as Seen in a Darth Vader Commercial

    11/30/2013 4:59:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/29/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was a powerful description given by Pope Emeritus Benedict to describe the modern stance of a world that has abandoned any notion of objective truth to which it is accountable. The phrase was “The tyranny of relativism.”In effect the expression describes what happens when there is no standard outside ourselves to which reasonable people can and should appeal in order to square their views or opinions. In such a setting, appeals to reason and agreed upon standards cannot hold the day and resolve disputes.Thus who “wins”? Whose view prevails? The sad answer is that those with the most money,...
  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' ...

    12/21/2013 9:53:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    FULL TITLE: Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' whose views are 'completely irrelevant' “I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all,” Parker responded. “I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s.
  • Obama administration relaxes rules of health-care law four days before deadline

    12/19/2013 6:44:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Amy Goldstein
    The Obama administration Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they could buy bare-bones health plans or entirely avoid the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. The surprise announcement, four days before the Dec. 23 deadline for people to choose coverage that begins on Jan. 1, triggered an immediate backlash from the health insurance industry and raised new fairness questions about a law intended to promote affordable and comprehensive coverage.
  • THIS HAS BEEN DUBBED THE MOST ANNOYING WORD IN AMERICA…

    12/20/2013 8:14:42 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 155 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    You likely hear it every day. And if it bugs you, you’re not alone. The most annoying word in American conversation has been revealed: “whatever.” And get this: it’s the fifth year in a row the nine-letter casual word has taken top ticked-off honors. According to a Marist poll, 38 percent of Americans can’t stand the word. Taking second-place honors is “like” with 22 percent, then “you know” with 18 percent followed by “just sayin” with 14 percent and “obviously” with 6 percent. The 38 percent number is up six points from last year.
  • James O'Keefe tweets to Secretary Sebelius: Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow

    11/19/2013 7:34:41 PM PST · by Diago · 452 replies
    James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII 5h Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow, @Sebelius. It's going to be a busy day. @Project_Veritas __________________________________ .@SenTedCruz praises @Project_Veritas... more to come soon... ___________________________________ James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII MSM: please do ignore it. That won't bode well for you. This screenplay's already written. My favorite part is still coming up.
  • Obama claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled [in Obamacare]

    11/19/2013 3:57:46 AM PST · by grundle · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2013 | David Martosko
    Full title: Obama flubs during health care conference call with community organizers, claims 'more than 100 MILLION Americans' have enrolled President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of progressive volunteers on Monday evening that 'more than 100 million Americans' – in a nation of less than 314 million – have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. And at a time when his signature legislative initiative's website has made the White House the butt of jokes, the website hosting the conference call was plagued with its own connection errors and other malfunctions. A weary-sounding Obama made...
  • Administration to release Obamacare enrollment numbers at 3:30 p.m.

    11/13/2013 11:33:26 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | November13,2013 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The Obama administration will on Wednesday release data on October enrollments through the federal health insurance exchange. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will release a report on the numbers at 3:30 p.m., and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the findings on a press call then. The White House has been trying to lower already low expectations for the numbers, as press secretary Jay Carney did, yet again, at his daily briefing Wednesday. "No one will be satisfied with the numbers because they will be below what we sought" prior to the launch of the...
  • Sebelius "Testifies" Before Senate Committee - NOT UNDER OATH!!!

    11/07/2013 8:16:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-7-2013 | MOTUS
    Wow!  Even our senate lapdogs are beginning to bare their teeth. OK, who brought the props? Kitty dropped by to chat about Obamacare and they immediately started bringing up embarrassing issues about Healthcare.gov like those “ginormous security holes” Navigators needed: Apply Today! and the “mini-ormously small number of people actually enrolling in Obamacare. Butt we’re counting every one of them! At least they weren’t talking about Big Guy’s “little white mis-misrememberings,” so I think we’re making progress. And did you see how smoothly Kitty denied knowing anything about the big old security black holes in Healthcare.gov. Even though we now...
  • HHS Secretary Sebelius Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee [LIVE THREAD]

    11/06/2013 6:19:14 AM PST · by don-o · 167 replies
    CSPAN ^ | November 6, 2013
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on the federal insurance exchange website and other issues related to the Affordable Care Act. Her testimony comes exactly one week after she appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee where she apologized to the public for what she called the "debacle." Secretary Sebelius and other administration officials have said that problems with the healthcare.gov website will be fixed by the end of this month. During her testimony today, she talks about the progress being made in that effort. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) chairs the committee...
  • Wow, Sebelius really does look like this Star Trek villain!

    11/06/2013 11:52:05 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-6-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Brilliant!!!Sent to me by someone who follows my Facebook page... 
  • “What Difference Does It Make”? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just don’t see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old “bait and switch”.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • CNN: Sebelius Falsely Claimed She's Not Eligible for ObamaCare

    10/30/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/30/13 | John Nolte
    As CNN points out, that is simply false: Sebelius is actually legally allowed to get insurance over the exchange but she would have to forego the employer contribution to her premiums. In the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, that employer contribution accounts for a majority of her premiums. In order to get a private health insurance plan through Obamacare, Sebelius would have to pass up what surely amounts to more than $10,000 in annual compensation.
  • Sebelius on Whether Obama is Responsible For Obamacare Launch: "Whatever"

    10/30/2013 12:12:08 PM PDT · by Sopater · 29 replies
    TownHall ^ | 10/30/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Under pressure from lawmakers to hold President Obama accountable for the horrific Obamacare roll out today on Capitol Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius responded to questions about Obama's responsibility with, "Whatever."
  • These are the 100 smartest cities in America (study)[Lumosity]

    06/25/2013 5:29:24 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 6-25-13 | Sean Ludwig
    The study released today (PDF) used data from more than 3 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 75 who had played several Lumosity brain-training games. These games measured performance across five cognitive areas: memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem solving. Then the scores were ranked by location. Many of the cities and towns on the list, not surprisingly, are prominent “college towns.” Ithaca, N.Y., the top of the list, is home to both Cornell University and Ithaca College. State College, Penn. number two, is home to Penn State. Lafeyette, Ind., number three, is home...
  • 'Whatever' slips in annoying words poll

    12/28/2012 8:25:16 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 125 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 28, 2012
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., - "Whatever" remains the most annoying word or phrase in the English language, a poll indicates. "Like" and "you know" trailed in the show and place positions, the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., reported Thursday. Almost one-third, 32 percent, of the adults surveyed selected "whatever." Another 21 percent picked "like" and 17 percent "you know." "Just sayin" was the only other phrase to break into double digits at 10 percent. Another 9 percent picked "Twitterverse" and 5 percent "gotcha." "Whatever" has now been in the top spot for four years running. But it has...
  • Did Big Dog Go To Bed?

    11/20/2012 8:57:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 18 replies
    11/20/12 | OV
    Just a little something to put a smile on everyone's face as you trudge through the day thinking of whats ahead for you on T-Day.
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever'

    03/22/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 3/22/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Home » News Pelosi: Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever' By Elizabeth Harrington March 22, 2012 Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington's posts Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Obamacare facilitates the type of “liberation” that the “Founders had in mind” because it allows you to leave your job and become a “photographer,” a “writer,” a “musician” -- or “whatever.” “As you...
  • So whatever became of Lt. Col. Lakin?

    04/01/2011 5:37:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 200 replies · 1+ views
    wnd ^ | 4/1/11 | Bob Unruh
    Army doctor half done with prison term for questioning Obama eligibility A military doctor who was court-martialed and sent to prison after questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to be president and refusing to follow orders that descended from the commander-in-chief is more than halfway through his sentence. And now he has asked the nation in his writings to ponder the question of whether it is bound by the Constitution. Dr. Terry Lakin, an Army doctor who refused to deploy again to Afghanistan when his chain of command refused to verify that Obama legitimately is president, is serving a six-month term at...
  • Poll: 'Whatever' most annoying word

    12/17/2010 10:53:07 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 66 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 16, 2010
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -A New York pollster said its survey indicates "whatever" is considered the most annoying or phrase in the English language by 39 percent of U.S. adults. The Marist Poll of 1,020 U.S. adults, conducted via telephone Nov. 15-18 by pollsters at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., found 39 percent of respondents despise the word "whatever," while 29 percent cited "like" as the most annoying word or phrase in contemporary conversation and 15 percent said they were most incensed when people say, "you know what I mean." The survey found "to tell you the truth" is the most irritating...
  • Obama hope was all hype (Nooooooo! Say it ain't so! The overseas press gets it!)

    10/28/2010 9:06:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/28/10 | Tariq Ali
    Obama hope was all hypeThe US president has caved into vested interests and preserved extraordinary rendition. Not so different to his predecessor, then Tariq Ali Thursday 28 October 2010 22.00 BST As the midterms approach, 15 million Americans are out of work and Obama's ratings hover at about 40% to 45%. There is no doubt Democrat majorities in house and Senate may disappear. Democrats in marginal seats keep the president at arm's length, aware that the mood of the electorate reflects the desperate straits in which the country finds itself. Obama's electoral triumph of 2008 coincided with the most colossal...
  • Whatever It Takes: Obama Sidesteps Law to Halt Domestic Energy Production. Twice.

    07/14/2010 8:41:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/14/10 | by Clarice Feldman
    The administration has shown no deference to the rule of law while trying to close Yucca Mountain and halt deepwater drilling. It is disturbing, to say the least, how little deference the president and the administration give to the strictures of the Constitution and existing law. Whatever suits Obama’s partisan political interests takes precedence, regardless of the cost to us. However, it is heartening that judges are increasingly unwilling to let this rampage continue. The most recent example involves the planned nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Almost everyone acknowledges that nuclear power is clean and safe, even though...
  •  Billions for 'green jobs,' whatever they are

    06/10/2010 9:46:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 229+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/10/10 | Byron York
    Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a "notice of solicitation of comments" from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor. "BLS is responsible for developing and implementing the collection of new data on green jobs," said the note in the Federal Register, which is widely read by government bureaucrats and almost never seen by the general public. But the notice said there is "no widely accepted standard definition of 'green jobs.'" To help find that definition, the Labor Department asked that readers send in suggestions.
  • Time to go Operational - Opus

    03/23/2010 9:42:28 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 37 replies · 1,066+ views
    This Present Darkness | March 23, 2010 | The Comedian
    What a pathetic opus this is. I feel as though I owe y'all more. Unfortunately, I got nuthin'. I'm going silent running. Time for me to stop arguing, laughing, pointing, and analyzing online. Time to start the full-time operation of altering future history by changing the present. Time to make a difference in this distasteful stew of retrograde ethics and absent morality. How effing distasteful this is. But the only thing more distasteful I can imagine is to allow this present course of events to remain unchallenged and unaltered. Darkness is on the ascendant. Time for Mr. Candle to put...
  • Sen. Whitehouse: foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups

    12/20/2009 2:17:39 PM PST · by paltz · 76 replies · 2,130+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 12/20/09 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for for holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups.
  • Is Somebody About to Make Doug Hoffman's Day?

    10/22/2009 11:55:14 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 30 replies · 1,481+ views
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Don't take this to the bank, at least not yet. But somebody who seems to be in a position to know what's coming down the pike in New York's special election tells me that he's hearing Sarah Palin will publicly endorse Conservative Doug Hoffman over Republican Dede Scozzafava
  • Miracle or hoax? Russians puzzled as phrases from the Koran start appearing ’spontaneously’ on baby’

    10/20/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT · by Psion · 29 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 19, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    PROOF THAT WE ARE ENGAGED IN A SPIRITUAL WAR THE MUSLIM MIRACLE thelastcrusade.org Miracle or hoax? Russians puzzled as phrases from the Koran start appearing 'spontaneously' on baby's skin By Mail Foreign Service A baby is sparking a wave of speculation in Russia after phrases from the Koran allegedly began appearing on his skin.Sayings from the Muslim holy book are said to appear on nine-month-old Ali Yakubov's back, arms, legs and stomach - before apparently fading away and being replaced with new sayings.Russian medics claimed they are puzzled over the cause of the marks on a baby's skin, which...
  • BREAKING: Freepers Get Over It in Unison

    10/09/2009 12:18:14 PM PDT · by Grim · 53 replies · 1,401+ views
    Vanity Press ^ | 10/9/09 | Grim
    USAville, — October 9, 2009 — In a surprise development, after venting for several hours because of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Barack Obama, Freepers nationwide, sighed in unison, "Ah, I feel better now," and got back to business.
  • 'Whatever' tops most annoying word poll

    10/07/2009 2:46:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 121 replies · 3,442+ views
    news ^ | October 08,
    IF you want to be a great conversationalist, whatever you do don't use the word "whatever." It topped a US survey as the most annoying word. The Marist telephone poll of 938 adults revealed it was more grating to many people than "anyway" and less tolerable than phrases such as "it is what it is" and "you know". "The impetus of this poll was a casual conversation where we started discussing those words that get on your nerves," Marist media director Mary Azzoli said. "You hear them over and over again." Nearly 50 per cent of people questioned said "whatever"...
  • US not giving Israel 'green light' to attack Iran

    07/06/2009 8:59:57 PM PDT · by Flavius · 31 replies · 810+ views
    afp ^ | 7/6/09 | afp
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Obama administration poured cold water Monday on any notion it is giving Israel the green light to attack Iran or that it is reconsidering plans to engage diplomatically with the Islamic republic.
  • Why I'm Leaving Free Republic

    04/10/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT · by pctech · 328 replies · 10,596+ views
    PcTech
    I am leaving Free Republic. After I post this message I will not come back and most likely ask the moderator to remove my account. You may ask why. Today I posted a copy of a letter I received from an anti-terrorism officer in the United States Air Force. It was received through official channels but was not classified or top secret and I was granted permission to share it. It was an article concerning the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil and it was pulled because, and I quote "Proven incorrect on snopes." This is one time...