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  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Obama Admin Sneaks Out 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 11:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2015 | 9:19 AM EST | James Gattuso
    President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. [...] ... The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements for pet food, new test procedures for battery chargers, mandated paid sick leave for contractors, and automatic speed limiters for trucks to a dozen new...
  • Trump: To make college affordable, 'we have to start some governmental program'

    11/21/2015 8:35:39 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 174 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/19/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    During a town hall Thursday evening in Iowa, Donald Trump told voters the "only way" to make college more affordable for low-income students is "to start some governmental program." The Republican presidential hopeful was asked what measures he would take, as president, to ensure middle-to-low income Americans are able to "pay their tuition [and] afford books while they're going to school." "Well the only way you can do it is you have to start some governmental program and you have governmental programs right now," Trump told the moderator during the forum, which was held at a local community college. "They...
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • Rubio Has A Long History of Blocking Immigration Enforcement

    11/14/2015 2:17:34 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Sen. Marco Rubio blocked numerous immigration-enforcement bills when he served as speaker in the Florida House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. "Rubio blocked any efforts to deal with the problems of illegal immigration on the local or state level," one former politician from South Florida, who has known Rubio since his city councilman days in West Miami, told The Daily Caller. "He said it was because we had bigger things to deal with on the state level. Maybe that's true. But he didn't even let bills to the floor when they sailed through committees," the politician, who declined to...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Donald Trump and Marco Rubio: Stop Smearing Ben Carson and Ted Cruz!

    11/14/2015 6:48:45 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-14-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO AND AUDIO OF MARK LEVIN'S SHOW] On his radio show yesterday evening, Mark “The Great One” Levin blasted Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for smearing their rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. As PJ Media reported earlier, Trump recently went off on Carson during a campaign event in Iowa. The billionaire businessman smeared Carson, comparing him to child molesters and declaring he’s unfit to be president because he had violent impulses as a teenager. He even went so far as to blast Carson’s religiosity, basically saying it’s all a lie to swoon Iowa voters:...
  • Let States Build Their Own Highways

    11/13/2015 8:09:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | October 6, 2015 | Veronique de Rugy
    When Congress left town for the August recess, it did so without coming to an agreement on a long-term transportation bill. Instead, the president signed a three-month extension that set the stage for another showdown this fall. More than 30 such temporary extensions have passed since the last multi-year transportation bill expired in 2011. The inability of Congress to come together to pass a transportation package has frustrated the myriad special interests whose lobbyists want assurances that the dollars will keep flowing for years, and not just months, to come. And the media, which seldom miss an opportunity to push...
  • Conservative media trash Kasich's debate performance [and rightly so]

    11/11/2015 6:47:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/11/15 | Eddie Scarry
    John Kasich, polling nationally at about 3 percent for the Republican presidential nomination, made a gamble during the last GOP debate that if he fought to be heard, even out of turn, it might help his chances. The conservative media heard him clearly, but they didn't like the noise. Republican pollster Frank Luntz concluded from one of his focus groups in New Hampshire that Kasich "nosedived every other time he spoke.""John Kasich couldn't help himself — interrupting, interjecting, intruding or worse," Luntz wrote at FoxNews.com on Wednesday, a day after the debate. "According to our voters, he was 'rude ......
  • Ben Carson Spurns GOP Base With Support for ObamaTrade TPP

    11/11/2015 5:07:25 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 November 2015 | Alex Newman
    Pediatric neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP frontrunner Ben Carson has easily fended off most of the spurious attacks from the establishment press, but growing conservative outrage over the Carson campaign's recent announcement of support "with reservations" for Obama's deeply controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal may prove more tricky. Ironically, the Carson camp claimed Carson supported the deal, dubbed "ObamaTrade" by critics, as a "counterbalance to China's influence" just two days after the Obama administration publicly invited the brutal Communist Chinese dictatorship and Russia's Vladimir Putin to join the TPP as well. Among many of Carson's conservative supporters, the pro-TPP position is likely...
  • Rupert Murdoch: 'Trump did not stand out'

    11/11/2015 10:45:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/15 | Mark Hensch
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Donald Trump didn't perform as well during Tuesday night's debate as in past contests. "Great debate," Murdoch tweeted Tuesday of the fourth GOP debate in Milwaukee, hosted by his Fox Business Network. "All did well - Carson, Bush, others did well, perhaps Rubio best of all. "With all doing well, Trump did not stand out like past," Murdoch added. "Kasich, Cruz talked nonsense on banking, Trump likewise on immigration."
  • Ben Carson backs raising minimum wage

    11/11/2015 10:22:08 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 59 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson says the $7.25 federal minimum wage should be raised. “I think, probably, it should be higher than now,” Carson told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview Friday. Carson added that government assistance often provides more than the minimum wage in several states, allowing people to ignore the long-term benefits of a job.
  • Eric Cantor Praises Jeb's Debate Performance: "Clearly the Serious Candidate in the Room"

    11/11/2015 8:58:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Former Majority leader Eric Cantor praised Jeb Bush's performance in last night's GOP debate. Jeb made impressed the GOPe crowd when he lectured his opponents that deporting illegals was "un-American." "Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage' with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program.

    11/11/2015 8:28:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is defending his participation in drafting the "Gang of Eight" Senate amnesty bill, which offered illegal immigrants a path to American citizenship by allowing them to apply for a green card. In an interview with Sean Hannity last night, Rubio explained that he was "trying to make a difference" by participating in the 2013 process with liberal Democratic Senators like Chuck Schumer to create the "most conservative bill possible" in a Democratic led Senate. "What we underestimated is how much people distrust the federal government," he said, pointing out that Americans demanded border security first before...
  • The GOP Establishment Thinks The Fix Is In – Here’s How You Can Spoil Their Scam

    11/11/2015 6:16:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Our friend Ben Weingarten recently gave us a heads-up on some pretty amazing info put together by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report for the FiveThirtyEight site. Wasserman and Weingarten argue that the campaigns of the so-called "outsiders" of Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump may be "cooked" because the nomination process gives outsized power to "moderate" Precinct committeemanRepublican voting blocs over conservative grass-roots primary voters. Wasserman writes: "Only 11 of 54 GOP senators and 26 of 247 GOP representatives hail from Obama-won locales, but there are 1,247 delegates at stake in Obama-won states, compared with just...
  • How the Republican establishment can re-establish control

    11/11/2015 6:14:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    gppreview.com ^ | 11/10/15 | Erin Mullally
    Events over the past few months including the rising popularity of nontraditional, anti-establishment presidential candidates, an insurgency within the House of Representatives leading to the early retirement of John Boehner, and a politically detrimental showdown with Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, have the Republican establishment visibly shaken. On the congressional front, party Golden Boy, Paul Ryan, probably sacrificed his future dreams of the Oval Office to take over the party’s highest leadership position. A move that may not be good for the party long-term, but salvaged what could be saved of the party’s leadership. Further complicating its image problem is the...
  • Rubio the New GOP Establishment Candidate

    11/11/2015 6:12:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Democrats and the GOP Establishment have lost control of the political process. They can’t count on the mainstream media to do their bidding because of the rise of alternative media. There’s also the problem of conservative Republicans pushing back, not apologizing for their views, and not being able to control elections. As the Kentucky governor’s race showed, Republicans win big if they stick to issues the conservative base supports: pro-life, anti-same-sex marriage, and Tenth Amendment principles. Matt Bevin has said he will tell the EPA to “pound sound” if the agency rules against Kentucky’s coal industry. "The powers not given...
  • Get Big Government Out of High School Locker Rooms

    11/08/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    This story starts with a transgender high school student who was born male but identifies as female. As a public high school student, she wants the school to recognize her as a girl, to call her by her new legal name, to allow her to use the girls' bathroom and to accept her in girls' athletic programs. Her high school in Palatine, Illinois, has pretty much complied. Teachers call the girl by her female name. She uses the girls' bathroom. She plays on a girls' sports team. Except, she does hit one wall: The school doesn't provide unfettered access to...
  • Gov't Attacks A Vegan Mayo, Ends Up With Egg On Its Face

    11/06/2015 4:18:24 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/05/2015 | John Merline
    A recent news item noted that a start-up egg-free-mayonnaise company is now selling more of its Just Mayo product in Wal-Mart than in Whole Foods. It's an example of how the free market fuels innovation to meet consumer needs, even if it's a lowly sandwich spread. So why was the federal government trying to strangle Just Mayo in its cradle?
  • Why Did the Environmental Protection Agency Spend $1.4 Million on Guns?

    11/01/2015 7:40:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Even those of us who have worked in Washington for many years and become accustomed to the inner workings of government can still be amazed by what lurks behind the curtain sometimes. Case in point: the Environmental Protection Agency.Most Americans have at least heard of the EPA, even if they have only a dim notion of what the agency actually does. It tends to skate along under the radar, unless something unusual happens, such as the toxic spill that turned the Colorado’s Animas River orange last August. Of course, what really made the spill unusual is that the EPA itself caused it.Otherwise, Americans don’t hear...
  • Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015

    11/01/2015 4:14:47 AM PST · by paladinkc · 12 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | jan 2015 | congress
    To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents.
  • Obama: I wont negotiate over raising US borrowing cap

    10/02/2015 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    AP via CNBC ^ | 10/02/2015
    President Barack Obama says he wont give Republicans controlling Congress concessions on must-pass legislation to increase the governments borrowing cap. Lifting the so-called debt limit is required to forestall a market-quaking, first-ever default on U.S. obligations like interest payments and government pension benefits.
  • Obama Decree Unleashes Behavioral Science Squad to Nudge You

    09/19/2015 4:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | September 18, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Prepare to be nudged by Obama's new behavioral science squads for your own good, of course. Under the guise of better serving the American people through government, Obama signed an executive order this week calling for federal agencies and departments to deploy emerging behavioral science techniques against the public.Among other goals, the expansion of federal mind manipulation is supposed to help more Americans access government welfare programs, take their recommended vaccines, supply more information about themselves to the federal government, and accelerate the transition toward what Obama called a low-carbon economy. The controversial decree, signed on September 15, explicitly...
  • CRY US A CONTAMINATED RIVER: EPA Chief Takes a Beating at Senate Hearings

    09/17/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 16, 2015
    It was a dirty river before, its a dirtier river now, were moving on. That sums up the attitude of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who testified before two Senate committees today. Democratic lawmakers made excuses for the agency while Republicans hammered at McCarthy to take responsibility for the rusty contaminated sludge her agency unleashed on the Animas River and across three states. ... Has anyone been fired for ? ... Colorados Sen. Cory Gardner attended both hearings, and drilled McCarthy on the agencys appalling lack of telephone etiquette downstream users werent notified until days after the incident. When Gardner...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. The presidents made it very clear hes not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so thats another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood, McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMTs Issues and Answers. Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Govt to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled imitation

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes governments dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Todays comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk imitation because they havent added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • Big Government as the New Terminator

    08/20/2015 6:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a tributary of the Animas River in Colorado. The stinky yellow flume of old mine waste -- rife with cancer-causing mercury and arsenic -- threatens to pollute the drinking and recreational water of three states.</p>
  • EPA Fails to Acknowledge It Coerced Mine Owner to Grant Access

    08/16/2015 8:03:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2015 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Environmental Protection Agency isnt responding to claims by Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King mine in Colorado that the agency coerced him to grant access to his property. Once taking over, of course, EPAs incompetent attempts to remove debris created a massive 3 million gallon toxic waste spill from the mine. Hennis told the CBS Denver affiliate that unless he allowed the EPA to have access and authority to conduct operations on the site the agency had threatened him with daily fines of $35,000. When youre a small guy and youre having a $35,000-a-day fine accrue against you,...
  • Hillary To Univision: I Will Get GOP-Led Congress To Make The Rich "Pay More Taxes"

    08/13/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Pam Key
    Earlier this week on Univision, the Spanish-language networks Maria Elena Salinas interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH. During that interview, Clinton expressed her confidence she could get a Republican-led Congress to pass her $350-billion public college plan with large tax increases on the wealthy.
  • GROUSE GETTING BUSY! New Report Says Population Has Rebounded ( Colorado, NM ..)

    08/05/2015 2:13:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 5, 2015
    The sage grouse population has exploded in the last two years, growing by nearly two-thirds from more than 49,000 males in 2013 to more than 80,000 this year. ... This is encouraging news for the bird, and for the people whose lives would be turned upside down by the federal government if it still insists on listing the critter as an endangered species on the brink of extinction. The report considered the population across the birds 11-state habitat, with specific news on the growth in Colorado numbers ... The report falls on the heels of a gloom and doom forecast...
  • California is squaring off against automakers when it comes to electric cars

    08/03/2015 4:30:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 3, 2015 | by GRAHAM RAPIER
    The most powerful woman in California isnt a celebrity, shes not even someone you often see on TV. Thats because the most powerful woman in California is Mary Nichols, head of the states Air Resources Board. Rules set by Nichols agency are among the strictest environmental laws in the nation. Nichols goal is for every new car sold in California by the year 2030 to be zero- or almost-zero-emissions, a quest which is taking a toll on automakers selling these efficient vehicles. September will be the biggest test for the 70-year-old Nichols grand plans. Thats when her mandate of having...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It’s a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30 vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed “socially beneficial”. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • How kids can get free meals this summer

    06/29/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. School children who qualify for free and reduced lunches can receive free summer meals at thousands of locations throughout New York. Last year, almost 360,000 children participated in the summer meals program statewide, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. Persons with disabilities, also can receive free nutritious meals and snacks at the summer meals sites. To find a free meal site near you, use this website. You can search the entire nation by clicking on "find sites."
  • California, once again, ranks 50th

    06/24/2015 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | Updated June 23, 2015 5:31 p.m. | Editorial
    For the past 11 years, Chief Executive magazine has been polling hundreds of CEOs from across the nation and evaluating state budgetary and economic growth metrics to determine the best and worst states for business. And for the 11th straight year, California has come in dead last. Texas repeated as the best state for business, aided by its lack of corporate or personal income taxes, and Florida, also without an individual income tax, once again finished runner-up. Rounding out the bottom five of the list were New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts, which remained unchanged from last years survey....
  • GOP-led Congress prepared to let Export-Import Bank expire

    06/24/2015 9:17:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 24, 2015 11:36 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    Congressional Republicans are poised to deal a sharp blow to their traditional allies in the business community by allowing the federal Export-Import Bank to go out of business at the end of the month. But it may only be temporary. The 81-year-old bank is a little-known federal agency created during the Depression that makes and guarantees loans to help overseas buyers purchase U.S. products, from airplanes to bridges to baby clothes. Over the past year its also become a surprising test of GOP purity, as tea party-backed lawmakers and outside conservative groups have denounced the bank as crony capitalism and...
  • The mysterious case of $54 million VA spent on prosthetics in $24,999 payments

    06/17/2015 6:16:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | June 16, 2015 | Lisa Rein
    The payments couldnt help but catch the attention of the top procurement official at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Employees in the purchasing department of a VA hospital in the Bronx had used government purchase cards like credit cards at least 2,000 times to buy prosthetic legs and arms for veterans. Each time they swiped the cards, it was for $24,999. That was precisely one dollar below VAs charging limit for purchase cards. When word reached Congress about the $54,435,743 worth of prosthetics bought under such odd circumstances over two years the subject of an inspector general investigation announced...
  • Land Control: Feds Announce Sweeping Plan to Conserve Sage Grouse Habitat

    06/11/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), part of the Interior Department, will decide by September 30 whether to list the greater sage-grouse as an endangered or threatened species under the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA).The stakes are huge: Greater sage-grouse (or prairie chicken) habitat covers 165 million acres across 11 western states, but that is only half of what it used to be, the federal government says. At one time, the greater sage-grouse population likely numbered in the millions, but it is now estimated to be in the 200,000 to 500,000 range.The enormous sage grouse habitat also is home to...
  • California to tighten vaccine law despite outcry over parental rights

    06/11/2015 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    The rash of tough pro-vaccine bills that infected state legislatures after the Disneyland measles outbreak has largely faded, and based on the uproar in California, its not hard to see why. The state capitol has been flooded off and on for months with parental-choice advocates drawing thousands for protests against Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate personal belief or religious exemptions and require all children without a medical exemption to be vaccinated before entering public school. And the outcry has only grown louder as the bill nears passage, spreading beyond the issue of vaccination safety and morphing into a full-blown...
  • Scotch eggs branded junk food and confiscated from children's packed lunches

    06/11/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 10, 2015 | By Dan Hyde
    They were created almost 300 years ago by Fortnum & Mason as a pocket-sized snack for aristocrats travelling by horse-drawn carriage. But now the scotch egg has been labelled a junk food and is being removed from children's lunch boxes by schoolteachers. The traditional dish a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and coated in breadcrumbs is seen as too unhealthy to be part of a balanced diet at Cherry Tree Primary School in Colchester. The school has taken the unusual step of asking teachers to look through pupils' lunch boxes and remove items that are deemed inappropriate....
  • Foes poised to declare victory in war on coal as investors, utilities flee energy source

    06/08/2015 8:23:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The war has been waged on several fronts for nearly a decade, and the aggressors are poised to declare victory over the wounded U.S. coal industry. After powering the Industrial Revolution and helping to turn the U.S. into the worlds top economic power, coal now seems to be drowning in what environmentalists call a deadly cocktail a rabid, politically potent anti-fossil fuels movement, the rise of cheap, abundant, relatively clean domestic natural gas and an Obama administration that freely admits it wants to decrease coal use in America through a host of new rules. That near-perfect storm is taking...
  • Report: States crushed by $35b bill for Obamacare, other regulations

    06/05/2015 8:40:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2015 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    The bill has arrived for all of President Obama's initiatives, from Obamacare to Dodd-Frank banking regulations to school lunches, and state and local governments are choking on the costs and paperwork mandated to comply with new laws, according to a new analysis. The tab: $35 billion in unfunded regulatory costs and at least 75 million hours of paperwork, according to American Action Forum, the center-right policy institute headed by former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Obamacare is the biggest pain to state and local governments. The report said that just one element of the health "reform" costs states 27.1...
  • Why cant the national Socialist LEFT acknowledge their own bloody history?

    06/01/2015 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 39 replies
    May 2015 | Anonymous
    We currently have a Leftist campaigning nationally for president as an acknowledged Socialist and you would think that the nations left would now admit to the obvious that he and they are socialists. But this isnt the case, converse with them even a short time and you will find that they will fight you tooth and nail to deny the obvious. Numerous times Bernie Sanders has outed himself as a socialist on the national stage, and yet leftists all over the nation deny that hes (and they by extension) are Socialists. Go ahead and look up the definition of...
  • Smores no more? Feds wage war of culinary aggression

    05/30/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    I have disturbing news to share with you from our federal government. The USDA wants Americans to remove chocolate and marshmallows and fire from our summertime smores. Insteadthe USDA is suggesting we load up the graham crackers with strawberries and low-fat yogurt. Thats not a smore. Thats a fruit salad with an oversized graham cracker crouton. Over the past six years the Obama administration has waged a War of Culinary Aggression against lard-loving Americans.
  • Now it makes sense

    05/30/2015 10:22:06 AM PDT · by pgobrien · 25 replies
    30MAY15 | pgobrien
    Why would a country at war with islamic terrorists, indiscriminately import thousands of potential problems? Why would that SAME country also allow a porous, if not inviting, border for 'potentially hostile refugees' on the southern border while keeping the northern border hypersecure from people of a historical alliance? You can't solve a problem till there IS a problem, and it's way easier to solve if you created the problem. Remember Rahm, never let a serious crises go to waste Fast & furious and the porous southern border/importation of muslim refugees. It seems to be the same strategy of creating a...
  • Rick Santorum Announcing Run for President [today in PA]

    05/27/2015 8:29:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/27/2015 | Ben Gittleson
    Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, will announce today that he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, ABC News has learned. ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview with Santorum this afternoon. Santorum, 57, is set to reveal his presidential intentions at an event today in Cabot, Pa., near his childhood home. It will be his second run for the White House, almost four years after he won primaries and caucuses in 11 states and finished second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican...
  • Segregationists never went away: We just call them small-government conservatives now

    05/27/2015 7:19:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | May 27, 2015 | Brittney Cooper
    Black freedom & opportunity in America has always required the very federal intervention the right wants to destroy The continuing decline of public sector jobs at local, state, and federal levels is having an abysmal economic impact on African Americans, for whom steady, stable government employment opportunities have provided a sure path into the middle class. The New York Times reported yesterday that roughly one in five black adults works for the government, teaching school, delivering mail, driving buses, processing criminal justice and managing large staffs. Because Black people hold a disproportionate number of government jobs, cutbacks that affect everyone...
  • Obamacare advocates seek to fix problem they made worse

    05/26/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2015 | Byron York
    Back in 2009, when Congress was debating the Affordable Care Act, many liberal Democrats felt it did not go far enough that it should be even more sweeping, even more expansive, even more costly. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats and a veteran of many legislative battles, urged his colleagues on the Left to go ahead and pass the bill. "The key to this is that this modest home, we can put additions onto it in the future," Harkin told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in December 2009. "But if we don't have the starter home, we're...
  • To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees

    05/19/2015 11:15:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2015 1:29 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better. A new federal plan aims to reverse Americas declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly, spending millions of dollars more on research and considering the use of fewer pesticides. While putting different type of landscapes along highways, federal housing projects and elsewhere may not sound like much in terms of action, several bee scientists told The Associated Press that this a huge move. They say it may help pollinators that are starving because so much of the American landscape...
  • Visit to Germany: Gov. Walker says world will be better with trade agreement

    05/14/2015 9:03:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | April 14, 2015
    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells a German audience that young people around the world will be stronger if a new trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can be reached.Walker made his comments Tuesday at the Hannover Messe trade show.A recording of his comments provided to The Associated Press shows the likely Republican presidential candidate voiced his support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. Negotiations between the U.S. and EU began on it in 2013 but many Europeans remain skeptical over concerns about environmental protections, labor security and other issues.Walker referenced...
  • Scalia Defends The Constitution, Questions The 17th Amendment

    05/14/2015 7:39:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 13, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reaffirmed his commitment to defending the Constitution while speaking to the Federalist Society in his home state of New Jersey on Friday. Scalia, the preeminent conservative firebrand of the court, told the audience it is the structure of the government under the Constitution and not the liberties guaranteed under the Bill of Rights that makes us free. As reported by The Daily Signal: Every tin horn dictator in the world today, every president for life, has a Bill of Rights, said Scalia, author of the 2012 book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. Thats...
  • Regulating the Railroads in Amtrak's America

    05/14/2015 3:03:02 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 14, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the May 12, 2015 Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia... First Day at School Youre a gym teacher at a new school, in charge of 30 kids in a gym, on your first day at work. You cant keep your eye on all of them at once. While you were helping a couple of kids improve their free throws at one end, you hear a shout at the other end of the gym; one kid knocked another down. Scenario 1: You dont know either kid at all, so you objectively ask the kids to all explain what happened. You...