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  • Does your supermarket own part of your income? [TARIFFS ARE DUMB]

    08/25/2016 3:45:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 89 replies
    Trib Live ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    You work and get paid. To whom do your after-tax earnings belong? Do they all belong to you or does some portion of them belong to the neighborhood grocer whose store you patronize? Who should have first dibs on the money you've earned: you or the auto dealer who sold you the last car you bought? In both cases the correct answer indisputably seems to be ďyou.Ē But not so fast. Typical discussions of trade policy imply that the answers are ďthe grocerĒ and ďthe auto dealer.Ē When politicians promise to raise tariffs on imports, they are promising to penalize...
  • US Muslims draw inspiration from Ali's fight for his faith

    06/05/2016 10:48:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 5, 2016 1:26 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali was speaking out on behalf of Islam, the religion he so famously embraced in the 1960s by changing his name and refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. In December, the boxing legend issued a statement criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumpís proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Ali called on fellow Muslims to ďstand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda.Ē Ali, who died Friday at 74, endured public scorn when he joined the Nation of Islam as a young athlete. Decades later, long...
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    05/26/2016 11:58:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    UAW.ORG ^ | 5-25-2016 | UAW
    The UAW today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November. ďHillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families and communities,Ē said UAW President Dennis Williams. Now is a time for unity, a time to focus on what lies ahead in November. Bernie Sanders has brought to this campaign a dialogue that has been needed for far too long. He has been, and remains, a great friend...
  • Clinton and Sanders reminisce over drinks on "Saturday Night Live"

    05/22/2016 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22,2016 | Kyle Balluck
    Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders share a drink and reminisce during the opening of "Saturday Night Live." ďIím not going anywhere,Ē Sanders, played by Larry David, says as a bartender announces closing time. ďI can stay here as long as I want.
  • Obama For the Supreme Court

    05/10/2016 6:34:20 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 47 replies
    The Boston Blobe ^ | May 10, 2016 | HDS Greenway
    BY NOW it is clear that Merrick Garland, President Obamaís nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scaliaís death, is not going anywhere. But if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, Senate Republicans may make a desperate about-face during the lame-duck session to lock in the moderate Garland before the arrival of Clinton and a possibly more left-leaning candidate. By then, however, it will be too late. Sorry, Judge Garland, but what Clinton should do if she wins is make clear that her choice will be none other than Barack Obama, a former professor of constitutional law,...
  • Trump Would Press the Agenda That Drove His Voters from the GOP (Barf Alert)

    05/02/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/20/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I wonder when the Trump backers will realize theyíve been had. The 2016 GOP campaign has been overwhelmed by Donald Trumpís celebrity persona, by the canít-take-your-eyes-off-it appearances where he might say or do anything ó and ďanythingĒ includes expletives, incitements, and assorted idiocies that would have been disqualifying in the bygone times of, oh, five or ten minutes ago. But Trump is not the real story of the campaign. The real story is the Republican baseís rejection of the Republican establishment ó i.e., the party leaders, prominent pols, lobbyists, and donors who make up the GOP component of the Washington...
  • Hillary Clinton wears leather, talks trash and blows a stop light

    04/02/2016 1:12:20 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, April 1, 2016, 6:00 PM | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Hillary Clinton showed her wild side at an LGBT event at SoHo's Capitale, where the presidential wannabe sported a leather jacket, boasted about her Democratic-leading campaign and ran a red light on her way out. Stars including Rosie O'Donnell, Billie Jean King and former Rep. Barney Frank ó celebrating his 76th birthday ó were all in the house as Hill went on a roll. "She told everyone, 'I have a million more votes than Donald, and oh, by the way, I have 2 1/2 million more than Bernie Sanders!" says an event insider. We're also told that the boo birds...
  • Trump would be least-popular major-party nominee in modern times

    03/31/2016 6:00:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 168 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-31-2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    If Donald Trump secures the Republican presidential nomination, he would start the general election campaign as the least-popular candidate to represent either party in modern times. Three-quarters of women view him unfavorably. So do nearly two-thirds of independents, 80 percent of young adults, 85 percent of Hispanics and nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Those findings, tallied from Washington Post-ABC News polling, fuel Trumpís overall 67 percent unfavorable rating ó making Trump more disliked than any major-party nominee in the 32 years the survey has been tracking candidates.
  • Trump Suffers Two Primary Losses Over the Weekend After Increasingly Chaotic Rallies Make Headlines

    03/13/2016 1:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    People Magazine ^ | March 13, 2016 | Maria Mercedes Lara
    After canceling a Friday rally in Chicago due to potential violence, Donald Trump lost out on two major primary contests on Saturday, giving a much-needed boost to his competitors Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. On Saturday, Rubio - who is currently in third place in the GOP race - was declared the winner of the Washington D.C. caucus, nabbing the district's 10 delegates all for himself. Meanwhile, Cruz won nine on Wyoming's 11 delegates, with Trump and Rubio each earning one delegate each. The state's 14 other delegates will be elected at the April 16 state convention. While Trump is...
  • Is There a Cure for Trumpophrenia? (Diary Of A Mad Voter)

    03/05/2016 12:53:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 4, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    One of the more ironic aspects of campaign 2016 is that Donald Trump, for all his constant talk of winning, often doesn't know the simplest things about how to win.Not more than a couple of days after taking the presidential high road, complimenting his opponents and calling himself a unifier at his post-Super Tuesday press conference, at a point when it looked as if a sizable number, if not a stampede, of conservatives and Republicans were poised to join his "movement," all he had to do at the next debate was be reasonably pleasant and offer halfway decent answers on...
  • MATT WALSH:It's madness and it must be stopped

    02/29/2016 1:51:19 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 59 replies
    facebook ^ | 2/29/16 | Matt Walsh
    I hope if you've been paying attention these past few days, you're beginning to understand my position, and why I've been so forceful, consistent, and aggressive in my advocacy of it. Many of you already understood, but certainly there are many others who still need to figure it out. In just the last couple of days, Donald Trump has promised reprisals against his critics when he's elected president, pledging to "open up" libel laws so that he can punish anyone who writes "negative" or "false" stories about him. He said his critics "will have problems" when he's in power. Remember,...
  • Inside the Obama First Date Movie ‚ÄėSouthside With You‚Äô (Exclusive First Clip) (Propaganda Alert)

    01/19/2016 10:00:52 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 33 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jordan Zakarin
    As the Obamas begin their final year in the White House, a new movie debuting at the Sundance Film Festival aims to tell the First Family’s origin story, with a focus on their first date on the south side of Chicago. Richard Tanne, an actor and first-time feature director, conceived of the idea for Southside With You back during Barack Obama’s first campaign for president, when the then-senator from Illinois didn’t look much older than the 25-year-old who convinced Michelle Robinson to join him for a long afternoon in the summer of 1989 (watch an exclusive clip above). The years...
  • Donald Trump leads an insane white cult ‚ÄĒ and Pat Buchanan just explained how it works

    12/23/2015 5:24:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    Salon ^ | December 23, 2015 | Chauncey DeVega
    GOP front-runner leads cult of personality centered around white alienation, racial resentment and authoritarianism. Donald Trump is the front-runner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. He leads his closest rival, Ted Cruz, by a substantial margin. Trump’s proto-fascism, xenophobia and bigotry are not anomalies or outliers. These values are held by a large percentage of Republicans. Donald Trump validates these feelings. As such, it is now fundamentally clear that Donald Trump is a hero and leader for many conservatives in the Age of Obama. Most members of the pundit class have been befuddled by the ascendance of Donald Trump....
  • Obama: ‚ÄėBisexual Men and Women in Uniform Make Our Country Stronger‚Äô

    12/23/2015 9:33:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2015 | 12:10 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    President Barack Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, released a pre-Christmas statement yesterday, celebrating the fifth anniversary of his having signed legislation that allows openly homosexual, lesbian and bisexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military. "Today, Americans can serve the country they love no matter who they love, and openly gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women in uniform make our military stronger and America safer," said the president. ...
  • GOP Candidates Decry Common-Sense Questions About Their Crazy Plans as Biased Low Blows

    10/28/2015 9:25:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Slate ^ | 10-29-2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    ednesday night's Republican presidential debate is on CNBC, whose business-minded moderators have asked questions to Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz challenging the wisdom of their approaches to the federal budget. Trump and Carson have proposed massive tax cuts that nonpartisan and even conservative analysts have said would raise the deficit by trillions of dollars. Cruz has famously pushed the U.S. to the brink of defaulting on its debt, which almost everyone‚ÄĒincluding the leaders of his own Republican Party‚ÄĒagrees would be a catastrophe. CNBC also asked Marco Rubio a pointed question about his frequent, well-documented absences from the Senate,...
  • Calgary woman charged in assault with a vomit bag

    09/09/2015 11:55:31 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 9, 2015
    Chucking a barf bag at a taxi driver has landed a Calgary woman in trouble with police. According to cops, a taxi picked the woman up on Aug. 23 in the area of 1 St. and 4 Ave. S.E. It was around 3:20 a.m. The woman upchucked inside the cab en route to a home in Sandstone. The driver offered the woman a bag, which she used. Police say the vomiting continued on the exterior of the cab when they reached her destination. When the driver requested a clean-up fee ó city council last year approved a $100 levy to...
  • Rosie OíDonnell: ďIíd Like to Take My Period Blood and Smear It All Over [Pro-Life Peopleís] FacesĒ

    08/14/2015 3:34:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 135 replies
    Life News ^ | August 14, 2015 | SARAH ZAGORSKI
    Today, comedian Rosie O¬íDonnell said ¬ďwomen¬ís rights¬ď are under attack in America and that politicians are undoing all the advances abortion activists have made. The Hill reports that O¬íDonnell told Jenny Hutt on SiriusXM¬ís radio program that she believes there is a war on women. She said, ¬ďBigger than any specific people, there is a war on women that is happening in this country. Women fought for equality in this country, and right now, politically, it¬ís being taken away from us.‚ÄĚThen, unbelievably, O¬íDonnell said she would like to do this to pro-lifers: ¬ďI¬íd like to take my period blood I...
  • Bonding time for Obama, teenage daughters during NYC getaway [BARF ALERT]

    07/18/2015 6:29:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 7/18/15 | NANCY BENAC
    It's inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren't that into their parents anymore. Parent Barack Obama, who happens to be president, set out to combat that trend by hanging out with his teenage girls on a New York overnighter. The trio, plus some of the girls' friends, seemed intent on packing a lot into their 24 hours together in the city. But no one was out of the hotel door too early on a rainy Saturday morning after zigzagging around Manhattan in dad's motorcade into the wee hours on Friday night. They finally emerged about 11:30 a.m., as the...
  • Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event

    06/09/2015 12:51:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 3:14 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker. What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas. ďMy husband Lucas is sitting up front here,Ē Gen. Taylor said of the man in the same row as Mr. Carter, Army Secretary John McHugh and other senior officials. He said Lucas has subjugated his own career to support the generalís frequent moves over an 18-year relationship.
  • Republican Walker is leader of 2016 election pack in Iowa

    06/07/2015 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2015 | John Whitesides
    "...The spot in front was appropriate for the new front-runner in Iowa, the state that in seven months holds the first nominating contest to pick the party's presidential candidate before the November 2016 election.Walker, who built his reputation by taking on labor unions, has led the five most recent polls in Iowa, including the respected Des Moines Register poll. The Register showed him with a seven-percentage point lead over four tightly bunched rivals and found he was viewed favorably by two-thirds of likely Iowa caucus-goers."If the caucuses were today, he would win. Unless he really screws up, he should win,"...
  • Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

    05/25/2015 12:57:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney)
    "Today, fewer than 10,000 troops remain on a mission to train and assist Afghan forces. Weíll continue to bring them home and reduce our forces further, down to an embassy presence by the end of next year," Obama said.
  • Jon Stewart and Me

    02/19/2015 7:48:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    About six years ago, one of my producers at the Fox News Channel received a call out of the blue in which the caller asked if I'd be interested in coming on "The Colbert Report." At the time, I was generally unfamiliar with the genre of late-night comedy because I am usually in dreamland when it airs. Colbert was hilarious in his haughty imitation of the excesses of my Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly. I did not and do not know what his personal politics are, but his shtick was playing O'Reilly to a T. In fact, at one point during...
  • The cheap oil dividend (BARF)

    01/01/2015 8:10:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 31, 2014 | Baltimore Sun
    hether one observed Christmas or Hanukkah ó or any other seasonal festivity ó there was a nice little gift included for the drivers of this nation. Gasoline prices, in case anyone hasn't noticed, are down, way down. The average price of a gallon of unleaded in Maryland by Christmas week was in the neighborhood of $2.53, according to AAA, and there were some stations in the Baltimore area selling it for as little as $2.22. lRelated The cheap oil dividend One year ago, average gasoline prices were about $1 per gallon higher, which means a typical fill-up is saving drivers...
  • Local campaign kicks off 'Letters to Trayvon'

    12/17/2014 3:16:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | December 17, 2014 | Samaria Bailey
    A network of businesses, public officials and educators are partnering with the Trayvon Martin Foundation to present ďLetters to TrayvonĒ a holistic campaign to address the plight of Black males and police brutality, next February. The campaign, initiated by the Germantown-based small business Mission Inc., has been in its planning stages for about a year and will include a social media component, youth outreach and a culminating fundraising reception, panel discussion, black art showcase and exhibit on Feb. 28. ďLetters to Trayvon is a campaign to end the disrespect and racial profiling of black men and boys [and] itís a...
  • (March 21, 2012) Michelle Obama on David Letterman (the Target shopping trip)

    12/17/2014 11:13:04 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on March 21, 2012
    ďNo one knew that was me. Because a woman actually walked up to me, right? I was in the detergent aisle, and she said ó I kid you not ó she said, ĎExcuse me, I just have to ask you something.í And I thought, ĎOh, coverís blown.í She said, ĎCan you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?í I kid you not. And the only thing she said ó I reached up, because she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down. She said, ĎWell, you didnít have to make it look so easy.í That was my...
  • Is Jeb Ready for Hillary?

    12/17/2014 6:38:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Back in 2005, Peggy Noonan wrote about the increasingly public friendship between George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton: What bothers me about the fervid friendship of the Bushes and Mr. Clinton ó and the media celebration of it ó is the faint whiff of superiority, a sense they radiate that all those slightly icky little people running around wailing about issues ó tax reform, the relation of the individual to the state, the necessary character of a president ó and working the precincts are somehow . . . a little below them. There is an air of condescension...
  • Gender Equality Must Guide 2015 Climate Change Deal

    12/10/2014 11:52:54 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    Reuters LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) via Yahoo News ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Megan Rowling, Reuters
    [Barf Alert] Gender equality must guide 2015 climate deal, U.N. envoy says By Megan Rowling, Reuters LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gender equality must be a key part of a new global climate change deal due to be reached in Paris next year even though achieving it will be a struggle, U.N. climate envoy Mary Robinson said on Tuesday. The former Irish president said the 2015 agreement should drive climate policies that take both women's and men's needs into account and must include gender equality as a guiding principle. [excerpt. hurl here]
  • The Newest Crisis Pregnancy Center Offer: ďAbortion ReversalsĒ (Daily Barf!)

    In order to justify the crush of medically unnecessary regulations on abortion clinics in recent years, it's become common for anti-choicers to pose as the protectors of women's health. Considering how much more dangerous childbirth is than abortion, this has always been a farcical claim, but now it appears some anti-choice activists are taking it a step further and actively encouraging women to take what could be a very serious risk to their health. Elizabeth Kulze at Vocativ reports that a crisis pregnancy center in Iowa (called the Women's Choice Center, one of the more obnoxious examples of anti-choice centers...
  • US Airways Flight from Israel to Philadelphia Grounded in Rome by Sick Crew, Passengers

    12/06/2014 8:21:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | December 6 ,2014 | DOYLE MURPHY
    US Airways plane grounded by sick crew, passengers The Philadelphia-bound flight from Israel made an emergency landing in Rome after all 14 crew members, including four pilots, were affected by a mysterious smell. Vomiting crew members and passengers forced a Philadelphia-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Rome, airline officials said. The US Airways Flight US797 was en route from Israel when an odor in the cabin began to sicken the people aboard, NBC News reported. All 14 crew members, including the four pilots, were affected, and the mysterious smell made two passengers ill as well, an airline spokeswoman...
  • Obama Romance Movie In the Works ó and Searching for Its Young Barack

    12/06/2014 4:20:02 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.6.2014 | Yahoo
    The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obamaís romance is heading to the screen. Southside With You, a drama in the vein of Before Sunrise, chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicagoís South Side. Get On Upís Tika Sumpter will play Michelle Obama (nťe Robinson), while the search is on to cast the young Barack. As Presidential lore has it, the date took some convincing. Obama, then an idealistic first-year Harvard Law student, took a summer job as...
  • 10 mile spacecraft and 60 mile highway discovered in 1968 moon photo?

    10/06/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 101 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/05/14 | Staff
    A 1968 photo taken during a Lunar Orbiter mission to the moon shows what appears to be a spacecraft that is at least 10 miles (16 km) long resting inside the Crater Manlius. The photo was the subject of a Youtube video that was released on October 4 that shows various close ups and light contrasts of the apparent spacecraft. Most of the object is well illuminated by the sun, but the rest is in the shadows of the crater which is approximately 20 miles (34 km) in diameter, What appears to be a spacecraft cockpit is in shadows. According...
  • Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run for president again

    08/22/2014 3:58:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself.
  • Would You Share The President's Fries? (NPR, Barf alert)

    08/14/2014 2:26:18 PM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/14/14 | Tamara Keith
    What happens when President Obama has supper with people he just met? Well, for one thing, he may have to share his fries. The president invited four Kansas City residents to dine with him at Arthur Bryant's Barbecue last month. The four are among the thousands of people who have addressed personal letters to the White House. President Obama sat down to talk with the letter writers, and moments later the pool of reporters on hand were ushered out (as is the norm). NPR reached all four by phone to get a download. "Having dinner with the president was just...
  • President Obama Golfs On Day 1 Of Marthaís Vineyard Vacation

    08/10/2014 11:41:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 8/9/2014 | Michael Rosenfield
    ...Shortly after arriving, the President turned up at the Farm Neck Golf Club. Wearing a baseball cap, white shirt and grey pants, Mr. Obama could be seen at one of the early holes and some onlookers tried to snap a photo on the street. ďItís so exciting to see him play golf,Ē said Trayce Hillman of Brockton. The presidential visit brings excitement to the island and businesses hope for a visit from the famous family.
  • Meghan McCain Guest-Hosting ĎThe Viewí Next Week Amid Talk of Her Joining Panel

    07/10/2014 8:55:08 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    The wrap ^ | 7/10 | molloy
    McCain, co-host of Pivot's ďTake Back Live,Ē has been named as a potential ďViewĒ panelist Meghan McCain will guest-host on ďThe ViewĒ next week amid talk of her joining the show's panel full-time, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap.
  • Obama got it right on Iraq

    06/18/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    President Obamaís instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national interests. Obamaís only mistake was to buy, for a time, the notion that Bushís troop surge had miraculously healed ancient divisions and made the dream of a pluralist democracy still possible. There are aspects of Obamaís foreign policy that I question. His heavy reliance on drone strikes may create as many terrorists as it eliminates. He should have realized that the National...
  • Welfare queen in a cowboy hat is no revolutionary (Spew-tastic)

    04/21/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | April 21, 2014 | James Greiff
    The tale of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada cattle rancher, had all the elements of a certain type of political theater, making it inevitable that he would become a hero in the conservative blogosphere and a fixture on Fox News. The story line, as told in those forums, went like this: Heavy-handed federal bureaucrats, having seized Bundyís cattle, were forced to back down after being confronted by cowboys on horseback toting nothing more than their side arms and an unshakable faith in the U.S. Constitution. (A little-told detail: A sniper or two were concurrently taking aim at the federal agents.) Bundy...
  • A Marine's story: Women set up to fail USMCís most grueling test

    04/21/2014 12:00:08 PM PDT · by kingattax · 130 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-21-14 | Martha Raddatz, Richard Coolidge & Jordyn Phelps
    VIDEO AT LINKAt a petite 5í3íí, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boysí teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And...
  • BEWARE: No-Knock SWAT Attacks

    03/24/2014 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Gun owners beware. Squirt gun owners, that includes you. If a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team SUSPECTS you of crime, you may receive a late-night visit from an armed SWAT team. Thatís right, an armed and militant SWAT team could trot right through your front door as you slumber this summer. No-knock warrants are increasingly used by military-style police units, like SWAT teams for drug raids. Unfortunately, SWAT teams can obtain these warrants too easily from judges and consequently do not always perform sufficient due diligence. As a result, tens of thousands of decent, law-abiding American citizens are surprised...
  • Cummings Discusses Issaís Rude Actions at Committee Hearing (BARF Alert)

    03/19/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 17 replies
    The Afro ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zenitha Prince
    In an exclusive interview with the AFRO, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), discussed the events of a March 5 hearing held by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Cummings is the ranking member. During the hearing, former IRS employee Lois Lerner was questioned on the agencyís alleged targeting of conservative political groups. Chairman Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.) posed questions for approximately 15 minutes, though Lerner had already invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to speak. When Cummings tried to take his turn, Issa adjourned the meeting, turned off Cummingsí microphone, and he and other Republicans filed out. AFRO:...
  • Get informed about fracking

    03/18/2014 10:00:27 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 15 replies
    MontgomeryNews.com ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    To the Editor: The movie ďGasland 2Ē about fracking is available at the Cheltenham Library. I urge everyone to get on the list to borrow it and host a movie night at home with friends or neighbors. The information about fracking is important and will take all of our voices if we are to be heard over the mega-millions that the gas brings to the oil companies and monied interests. The Keystone XL pipeline is also something that Americans need to understand more about. China and other nations vying for the exportable resources, and who are already invested in these,...
  • The Plot to Muzzle the IRS and Keep Secret Money Secret (direct from Bizarro World)

    03/06/2014 9:18:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 5, 2014 | Norm Ornstein
    <p>Those going after the agency want to keep secret hundreds of millions in dark, undisclosed money to run political attack ads and muddy the waters.</p> <p>The Internal Revenue Serviceís regulatory process to define clear rules for political activity by nonprofit groups operating as 501(c)(4)s under the tax code has generated an almost unprecedented number of comments and requests to testify, just as the IRS ďscandalĒ continues to generate outrage, much of it bogus, from Fox News, Darrell Issa, The Wall Street Journal editorial page, and others. I have written on the subject before, but its renewed focus demands a new column.</p>
  • Responsible gun owners should welcome sensible gun laws

    03/03/2014 7:12:49 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies
    PAhouse.com ^ | 3/2/2014 | Rep. Ronald G. Waters
    Much has been said and written in favor of and opposition to gun control since the Sandy Hook tragedy unfolded. The heinous crime has cracked the half-century-long gun debate wide open, bringing the discourse from the margins to prime time and center stage. On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden issued a set of gun control recommendations to the president, and I hope, simply, that common sense prevails. It is not my intention to mitigate the significance of the recent atrocities in any way, nor do I intend to minimize the severity of the events that took place, but I wish...
  • President Obama plans Feb. 14 visit to Fresno to discuss drought

    02/08/2014 1:12:03 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | February 7, 2014 | By John Ellis
    The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama will come to Fresno on Feb. 14 to discuss the drought and federal efforts to deal with it. A White House official said further details about the president's trip to the central San Joaquin Valley will be made public in the coming days. The trip will mark Obama's first visit to the Fresno area. The only other time he visited the region was in October 2012 when he traveled to the United Farm Workers headquarters at Keene in Kern County to dedicate the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument. The drought has...
  • More Republican Crumbs for the Middle Class

    02/01/2014 3:17:02 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1-31-14 | Michael Tomasky
    Do you know the old joke about the politician who sees a mob of people marching down and street and cries: ďThere go my people! I must find out where they are going so I can lead them!Ē Iím put in mind of it by the news that the Republican Party is super-keen now to figure out ways to help the middle class. The Democrats have begun embracing economic populism. Polls show strong public support for many of the ideas that make up this populism. The people are marching. And now the party thatís been the enemy of the middle...
  • Minimum wage boost will aid poor

    01/10/2014 6:03:48 AM PST · by Phillyred · 48 replies
    Chestnut Hill Local ^ | January 8, 2014 | Pete Mazzaccaro
    Itís really, really cold as I write this. Itís the morning many of us were greeted by temperatures of 1 and 2 degrees. Staying out for more than five minutes would probably earn you a case of frostbite. Itís been funny to read the comments of some I know on Facebook, who thought it would be so cold theyíd have to cancel school, as if we donít live in a time of heated public buildings and cars that start up easy, even in frigid weather. Thatís what counts as a major problem for many of us, that we might get...
  • Myths persist despite contrary facts

    01/07/2014 10:36:55 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 63 replies
    Carroll County Times ^ | 7 Jan 2014 | John Culleton
    The tea party wing of the Republican Party has an entire inventory of myths that it cherishes even though the facts to the contrary are readily available. Here is a partial list. Thirty percent of conservative Republicans believe that the president is a Muslim, and the percentage is increasing. This myth expands despite his well-documented membership in the United Church of Christ for decades. And of course being a Muslim, or a Buddhist, or an atheist does not disqualify anyone from any public office. Itís in Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution. You could look it up. A person...
  • No evidence Al Qaeda or terror groups had any involvement in Benghazi consulate attack

    12/29/2013 7:49:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/13 | Ryan Gorman
    A New York Times investigation has found no evidence to support claims al-Qaeda or any other international terrorist organization had links to the 2012 storming of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The six-part report published Saturday instead blamed the poorly-planned attack on local extremists outraged by an American-made video mocking Islam. The Times refutes claims made by many Republicans that al-Qaeda was involved in the attack despite Obama administration assertions to the contrary. ĎExtensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other
  • Tea party candidate selling Obama Ďbarf bagsí

    12/21/2013 10:07:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 18, 2013 | Traci G. Lee
    Texas Republican Senate candidate Steve Stockman has nowhere near the millions of dollars his GOP opponent Sen. John Cornyn has, but the tea party congressman has a novel fundraising ploy: selling Obama ďbarf bags.Ē Stockman unveiled the bags Tuesday on his website alongside a letter that touts the candidate as a ďproud, principled conservative Tea Party RepublicanĒ who has spent ďthe last few years defeating liberals by helping train and launch the Tea Party.Ē Every $10 donation comes with one bag printed with an image of the president and a tagline that reads, ďSocialism Makes Me SICK!Ē