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  • Republican nominee Ted Cruz’s aggression targets demographic

    03/30/2015 4:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The University of Miami in Coral Gables' The Hurricane ^ | March 29, 2015 | Andrew Allen, sophomore communications major
    Sen. Ted Cruz has been making headlines on his trek to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Cruz’s tactics are abnormally overt for a potential candidate, spreading what can best be described as fire and brimstone political sermonizing across the country. His words and demeanor aren’t just authoritative or passionate, they’re practically ecclesiastical. This approach says a lot about the current dispositions and the potential future of the extreme conservative right. While Cruz’s strategy may seem off-putting and baffling to many, there is a carefully calculated set of tactics backing his words. His politicized, Baptist preacher shtick...
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • East Coast FReepers: Was there an "Emergency Alert" broadcast there this morning?

    03/30/2015 3:59:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    vanity
    Did it cause panic and confusion?
  • Ode to the UnACA. For millennials here in the vain hope they can wake up their peers with a song.

    03/30/2015 3:29:11 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 1 replies
    Self | March 30, 2015 | Not John Milton
  • Top Obama Economist Calls Republicans ‘Nazis’ Over Religious Freedom Law

    03/30/2015 2:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    An economist with the U.S. Department of Labor who has a history of speaking to the press on behalf of the Obama administration took to Twitter to vent about Indiana’s new religious freedom law enacted late last week.Elizabeth Ashack wrote: “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana” Ashack’s tweet was first reported by SooperMexican at The Right Scoop. Ashack has since deleted the tweet and also edited her Twitter profile to remove mention of her position with Labor. The profile previously read: “Economist at...
  • Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin’s Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For ‘Recklessness’

    03/30/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 30, 2015
    Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners’ rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin’s fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a “teachable moment” and they have a responsibility not to promote an “attitude of recklessness.”(Five-photo-slide-show)
  • Will Michigan GOP Continue Michael Moore Film Subsidies?

    03/30/2015 1:10:46 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/29/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    In 2011, left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore sat on the advisory council for the Michigan Film Office. The office is in charge of determining what productions will receive the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been sent from state taxpayers to mostly out-of-state moviemakers since 2008. So perhaps it should not be surprising to learn that Moore himself – with a reported personal net worth of $50 million – was able to grab taxpayer money to cover some of the costs for his 2009 film “Capitalism: A Love Story” (which criticized the well-connected for taking taxpayer money). As previously reported...
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Written all over his face (Already grasping at straws to attack him)

    03/30/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 30, 2015 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. But it's not his hat that many recoil from so much as it is the head beneath it. Let's talk about the elephant in Ted Cruz's presidential campaign: his face. OK, it's symmetrical in its composition, not too pudgy or gaunt -- all in all, a fine face, really. Some might even say he has the face of an angel. Not me, mind you, but some. Like the...
  • Apple CEO compares ‘discrimination’ of Indiana law to Jim Crow

    03/30/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    So-called “religious freedom” laws in Indiana, Arkansas and other states are merely thiny veiled discrimination that harkens back to the days of segregation, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country,” Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Monday. “The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop doors, water fountains and restrooms must remain deep in our past,” the head of the world’s largest company wrote. “We must never return to any semblance of that time.” The op-ed from Cook, who is gay and grew up...
  • What liberals could learn from Ted Cruz’s flat tax

    03/30/2015 11:38:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Vox ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Ted Cruz has developed a reputation as the most conservative of the major 2016 Republican presidential candidates, but he hasn't taken many specific policy positions to earn that moniker. One exception? His longtime support for a flat tax. The flat tax dramatically lowers the top tax rate and exempts capital gains and dividends from taxation. It's astonishingly regressive: the rich pay far less, hedge fund managers and private equity types like Mitt Romney would pay literally nothing, and while the exact rate varies from plan to plan, it's certainly not going to be as low as 10 or 15 percent,...
  • It's been 15 years since the NAACP decided to boycott South Carolina (how's that working out?)

    03/30/2015 11:31:11 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 28 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Amid the left's attempts to raise a ruckus about Indiana's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act....we're now seeing threats by some companies, groups, and individuals, bowing to the PC gods..to boycott the state. In case anyone has forgotten, it's about 15 years since the NAACP instituted its boycott of South Carolina. So, how's that been working out?
  • Crazy Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/30/2015 11:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Iowegian's Raging Moderate Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Will Durst, award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic
    Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car. This seasonal harbinger is Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the highest office of the land. Throwing his 10-gallon hat into the ring at Liberty University, Cruz spoke to an assembly of students whose attendance was required. Mandatory attendance at Liberty University. Sounds like definition of the word "freedom" is fairly fluid...
  • NLRB's radicalism may destroy the franchise model

    03/30/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama's National Labor Relations Board will consider a case this week with important implications for the future of the franchise industry. Last year, NLRB's lead attorney found that McDonald's corporation should be treated as a "joint employer," meaning that it be responsible for the business and labor practices at each and every one of its franchise operations. This week, an administrative law judge will determine the viability of that finding. If he confirms it, McDonald's could face numerous suits and actions from the NLRB....
  • NH Poll: Walker Ties Up Jeb in Crowded Field

    03/30/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters from the Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University finds Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are tied at 15 percent support, with a slew of other likely candidates close behind in the first presidential primary of the cycle. Here's the Herald on the implications of the survey: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner edge in New Hampshire, not because GOP voters are sick of the Bush family but because conservatives are roundly rejecting him, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows. Bush is tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
  • The Article V Initiative: The way for the states to end Washington’s spending

    03/30/2015 10:40:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Herman Cain
    Checks and balances. If you’re frustrated by the refusal of Congress to stop its fiscal insanity – and how could you not be? – it’s time to start realizing that the Constitution gives states and the people more power over Congress than most realize. And right now there is an effort called the Article V Initiative that would wield and deploy that power. Most people don’t know, because they have never been taught, that Article V of the Constitution empowers the people through their state legislatures to propose amendments. Specifically, Article V proscribes a process in which two-thirds of state...
  • Enough is Enough, It’s Time to Downsize the Federal Government

    03/30/2015 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | David Coughlin
    Repair and realignment of our federal government The size of the federal government has exploded over the last century. The legislative and judicial branches of government have grown to serve the increased number of states and its growing population. The size and scope of the executive branch has grown to reflect an expanded role of the federal government over the last 100 years. Apparently the staffing of fourteen separate Cabinet Departments were not enough to manage the current executive branch, so Barack Obama felt the need to appoint a number of “czars” to focus on special emphasis areas. Recent studies...
  • Iran, North Korea, nukes and Obama

    03/30/2015 10:15:39 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea has ample nukes and wants money. Iran wants (and may already have) nukes, has money and will have more as sanctions are ended. The two rogue nations have long had a symbiotic relationship and it has not diminished. Yet "our" P5+1 negotiators, under the leadership of Obama's minions, ignore that inconvenient problem as well as Iran's missile development, "possible" nuclear weaponization and increasing regional hegemony.I wrote about the Iran - North Korea connection back in 2013 in articles titled China, Iran and North Korea — a radioactive stew,  Iran, North Korea and Nuke Negotiations and elsewhere. As I noted in the radioactive stew article,...
  • A Review of PolitiFact’s “Obameter:” Outdated Garbage that “Confirms” Patently False Lies

    03/30/2015 9:56:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 5 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    ...Today, looking at the chart, there are many more “promises kept” than there are “promises broken.” Yet anyone who has been paying attention over the last few years would surely see that Mr. Obama had broken a tremendous amount of promises. So why does PolitiFact still have Mr. Obama’s promises kept at nearly twice those broken? I decided to take a look. The first thing I did was see what promises were considered broken. It’s a fairly hefty list, but some of the very largest are completely missing. The biggest, and most famous, broken promise is that “if you like...
  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    03/30/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Normandy · 15 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | March 30, 2015
    The following joint press release has been issued today in Japan by Clean Planet, Inc. and Tohoku University. Link: http://cleanplanet.co.jp/news/en/15.03.30%20Clean%20Planet%20-%20Press%20release.pdf Clean Planet Inc. and Tohoku University to launch “Clean Energy Research Lab” to develop a clean, safe and abundant form of energy for our global community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOKYO – March 30, 2015 Clean Planet Inc. and The Research Center for Electron Photon Science of Tohoku University agreed to establish the collaborative research division – Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division at Tohoku University. In this division, fundamental research on condensed matter nuclear reaction, R&D on energy generation and nuclear...
  • The loud last gasp that should be heard around the world

    03/30/2015 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    The baby girl was murdered in the most heinous and shocking of crimes and the law of the land that so callously identified her as a fetus can never justify her murder. If only the “loud last gasp” of the 7-month-old unborn baby ripped out of her mother’s womb in Colorado last week would end for once and for all the fallacious argument that a human baby is only a fetus while still in her mother’s womb. Then her moment’s long life would have saved millions of innocent children slaughtered by abortions that have become commonplace since the law birthed...
  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • Mayor Suggests that Chicago Airports Be Renamed [semi-satire]

    03/30/2015 8:42:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In an unexpectedly difficult reelection campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to rally support by promising to rename the City’s two airports in honor of President and Michelle Obama. The two airports are currently named in honor of World War II Navy pilot Edward “Butch” O’Hare and the 1942 Battle of Midway—an upset US victory over Japan that many historians view as the turning point of the war in the Pacific. “I don’t mean to denigrate these earlier historic events, but they pale in significance to the impact that President Obama has had on this country,” Emanuel explained. “O’Hare was...
  • Excise Tax Hike on Cigarettes Irrational Choice for Washington

    03/30/2015 8:33:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/16/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    The Washington Legislature appears again poised to go to the cigarette excise tax well. A proposal to hike the state’s excise tax by another 50 cents — to $3.52 per pack — would exacerbate an already large smuggling problem and offer little in the way of gains to public health. We have created a statistical model to measure the degree to which cigarette smuggling occurs in most American states. Through 2013, our model reported that Washington had the third-highest smuggling rate among 47 states. Our estimate shows that, of all the cigarettes consumed in Washington that year, 46.4 percent were...
  • Teeing It Up To Serve Iranian Interests?

    03/30/2015 7:49:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Only 24 hours to go and it’s hard to say how the negotiations are going. Despite our good faith negotiating with Iran (i.e. faithfully promising to serve Iranian interests while running interference for them with the other European delegates) the Ayatollah’s team pulled a fast one at the last minute. Now they want to keep all of the enriched uranium they have been manufacturing for the past 5 years instead of giving it to Russia for safe keeping (Ha ha! That’s a good one too: “give it to Russia for ‘safe keeping’.”) Not that Iran ever actually promised not to...
  • BOEHNER: OBAMA’S ‘ANIMOSITY’ TOWARD NETANYAHU IS ‘REPREHENSIBLE

    03/30/2015 7:12:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 29 Mar 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the Obama administration’s obvious “animosity,” towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s is “reprehensible.” Defending Netanyahu’s heavily criticized comment that a two-state solution is not likely to happen soon Boehner said, “Well, he doesn’t have a partner. How do you have a two-state solution when you don’t have a partner in that solution, when you don’t have a partner for peace, when you’ve got a — when the other state is vowing to wipe you off the face of the earth?” Boehner added, “I think the animosity exhibited...
  • There's No Doubt Which Side Obama is on, And It's Not America's (Hint: it's Iran)

    03/30/2015 6:43:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/30/15 | Steve Berman
    If there was any remaining doubt at all about who’s side Obama is on, this should eliminate it.  An Iranian journalist who previously managed Hassan Rouhani’s public relations defected to the West during the nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Amir Hossein Motaghi: “The US negotiating team R mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf" http://t.co/BkOlJvl8GI— Haya Eytan (@TeachESL) March 29, 2015 Amir Hossein Motaghi was an editor for the Iran Student Correspondents Association.  To remove any patina of a “free press” (if anyone may still believe Iran’s press is free) in Iran, Motaghi said, “There are a number of people attending on the...
  • College Feminist Group to Hold “Queer Cr*p Porn” Lecture

    03/30/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by rightistight · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    A feminist group at the University of Wollongong plans to hold an event on Wednesday about gay pornography. The "cr*p" in their event is never actually specified, meaning that the pornography will either feature fecal matter or disabled people. The event, advertised on Facebook, is titled "FreeSchool #5: The Radical Potential of Queer Cr*p Porn." It will be hosted by FemSoc, which is short for "Feminist Society." This is the picture used to promote the event: The description states, "This weeks free school will be delivered by FemSoc member Liv Todhunter on the radical potential of Queer Cr*p Porn to...
  • National Study: Detroit Charters Should Serve as a Model for Other Communities

    03/30/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/28/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit schoolchildren in charter schools are getting a better education in reading and math than students in the city's conventional public schools according to a report released Wednesday by an organization described as the “nation’s foremost independent analyst of charter school effectiveness.” The authors suggest that Detroit charter schools should serve as a model for other communities. The study was performed by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), which analyzed student and school data from 2006 through 2012. It found that each year students in Detroit charter schools receive the equivalent of a few weeks to as...
  • RUSSIANS TO PARTICIPATE IN JADE HELM 15 MARTIAL LAW DRILL/DISSIDENT ROUND UP DRILL

    03/30/2015 5:29:05 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Christian Patriots ^ | 3/29/2015 | Daniel Crane
    I spoke with my best source and he has information that the Russians training at Ft. Carson, CO., will a part of the Jade Helm 15 drill. This is in line with the Russians being allowed to train for the highly sensitive Grid Ex II drills in November of 2013. Further, this is also consistent with the omnipresent treason of letting the Russians train in the highly secure war games drill known as RIMPAC. In the following video, my BIN colleague, Lisa Haven, links Jade Helm 15 to the FEMA camps and Civilian Inmate Labor Camps. (Watch video at link)...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked, Was NOT a Natural Born Citizen, Congress Knew It, and Tried to Protect Him

    03/30/2015 5:08:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 70 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | 3/29/2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is corrupt on both sides of the aisle. If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you’d rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straight jacket. Do they still do that? Regardless, today I...
  • Imbecile w/ Smiling 'Selfies' in-Front of Collapsed E Village Building Worked for Obama/EPA/WH

    03/30/2015 5:05:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    In her defense,  has already issued a public apology for her ill-advised tourist photo snapped at the East Village disaster site last week... It hadn't gone-over even even with her own FB friends, even less so when the (public) Instagram snap made the NY Post. After all, two victims' bodies were still buried in the rubble while she stood there grinning like an idiot (flashing a peace/V-for-victory/gang sign... ?) One commenter described the stunt as 'disgusting beyond words'. Yeah, she wasn't the only one to do it-- but this is a woman who surely should have known better- after all,...
  • MT: Governor Bullock Vetoes Constitutional Carry

    03/30/2015 4:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Bullock (D) of Montana vetoed constitutional carry, HB 298.   It seems that he did so on Friday the 27th of March.  He did not give a good reason for the veto; he simply applied the "we require a permit for everything else" excuse.  Perhaps we need to rethink this excessive requirement for permission from the state before we engage in our daily lives.  Five states have constitutional carry, and there is no evidence that it causes any problems.  Governor Bullock recommended that the gun muffler reform in HB 250 be improved to include all legal hunting.  It...
  • Scott Walker's partner in power [Tonette]

    03/29/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A Scott Walker presidential campaign may end up being one of the easier things Tonette Walker has had to endure. The Wisconsin first lady has experienced poverty, becoming a young widow and losing other close family members, the lonely period of cynicism and despair that followed, a whirlwind romance to the much younger future governor, and death threats from a nasty labor fight. Those that know the Walker family describe Tonette as “tournament-tested” and “unflappable,” and say the political and personal travails she has faced will leave her well-equipped to deal with the rigors of national campaign and the next-level...
  • Combat Nanites, Defensive and Offensive, Medical and Engineering

    03/29/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2014-01-12 | Casey Calouette
     A good man's book, pithy and realistic look at miliatry life overlaid by a slight sci-fi overview with intriguing technical implications.  amazon.com/Trial-Ice-Star-Too-Book-ebook/dp/B00GGP8H12  Trial by Ice (A Star Too Far Book 1)  [Kindle Edition] Casey Calouette  $2.99 Military use of nanites and drones is woven into a tale that is only peripherally science-fiction, more properly military fiction by someone who has been there and seen that. The anti-personnel drones are much less extreme than those in Philip K. Dick's 1953 Second Variety, free on Kindle, the original book rather faithfully portrayed in the 1995 film Screamers, the full version of which is available on...
  • Conservative darling is not electable

    03/29/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Bucks County Courier-Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | The Editors
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t taking any chances the other day when he announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Cruz launched his bid at what for him was the friendliest of venues: Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. It would have been difficult for Cruz to pick a more receptive crowd for his announcement. And he didn’t disappoint. He asked Christian conservatives in the audience and across the nation to imagine a United States without the IRS, without Obamacare and without abortion rights. Said Cruz: “I believe...
  • White House slams Indiana religious freedom law amid Obama hypocrisy criticism

    03/29/2015 8:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Indiana’s religious freedom law drew an attack Sunday from the White House even though Indiana Republicans say President Obama voted in favor of similar legislation as an Illinois state senator in 1998. White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn’t deny that Mr. Obama voted to pass the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act but said the Indiana law appears to “legitimize discrimination.” “When you have a law like this one in Indiana that seems to legitimize discrimination, it’s important for everybody to stand up and speak out,” Mr. Earnest said on ABC’s “This Week.” Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who...
  • Cruz Pushes Back on Inexperience: I Wasn't Just a 'Community Organizer'

    03/29/2015 8:16:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/29/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his lack of experience being similar to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s when he ran for president . Cruz defended his qualifications saying, “In his time in the Senate he had basically been a backbencher; he had not been leading on any issues of any significance. In my time in the Senate you can accuse me of being a lot of things but a backbencher is not one of them.” “Unlike Barack Obama, I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate,”...
  • American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

    03/29/2015 8:07:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai. Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American-born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind. “The president of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said. “I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.” When a woman in the audience shouted out that he was being disrespectful to the US president, she was booed by...
  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a...
  • If America Is Going Independent, Is Ted Cruz a Smart Choice for 2016?

    03/29/2015 6:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | March 26, 2015 | Anthea Mitchell
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be gaining ground as the conservative favorite for 2016. The Tea Party-affiliated Republican has long been one of the more vocal and intense individuals on the GOP’s side of the aisle. Many on the far right would be pleased to see him run, and he’s likely to have a flood of Tea Party support. “Many social conservatives feel their issues have been kicked to the side, and they are frustrated. Someone like Cruz taking the nomination in 2016 would give them a voice again. It’s still early, and there are many potential candidates that could...
  • Crash Course [Germanwings: Ø is doing the same to the USA]

    03/29/2015 4:00:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Hope & Change Cartoons ^ | March 27, 2015 | Stilton Jarlsberg
    The pilot was locked out of the cockpit...[SNIP]...And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out. He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws. Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about...
  • Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

    03/29/2015 3:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Marjorie Ingall
    Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo.Seder on the U.S.S. Astoria in the Pacific, 1945. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommè [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.” “Iced Coca-Cola.” These were some of the dishes enjoyed by Jewish members of the military at their Seders in both European and Pacific theaters of war 70 years ago. The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History has a file...
  • Ted Cruz doesn't have to win to 'win'

    03/29/2015 3:15:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal ^ | March 29, 2015 | Gil Smart
    The left lost its collective grip last Monday, when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced he was running for president. Really, it was the mirror image of the visceral way Republicans react to Hillary Clinton. It’s no overstatement to say that Cruz is absolutely hated by the left, loathed as the embodiment of right-wing insanity. Which, of course, makes conservatives love him even more. Following Cruz’s announcement, lefties comforted themselves by reassuring everyone within earshot that Cruz has no chance of winning. “It will never happen,” was the title of a post on the Talking Points Memo blog by...
  • Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz ‘Obviously’ Will Not Become President

    03/29/2015 2:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects. At first, Parker argued that “he’s obviously not going to win the presidency” before insisting that when it comes to Cruz “the Washington media are really out of touch with real America.” Parker’s comments came during a panel discussing surrounding the media’s treatment of Ted Cruz in which liberal journalist Juan Williams insisted that Cruz received just as much criticism from conservatives as he does from the liberal media. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Parker went on to argue...
  • Letter to the editor: Cruz campaign doomed by his own views

    03/29/2015 1:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 29, 2015 | Michael E. White, Pryor, Oklahoma
    I’m not concerned about Sen. Ted Cruz running for the presidency. His extremist views doom his chances and predestine his failure, but will provide some needed amusement and head-scratching peculiarities necessary to punctuate the merciless bore of an endless presidential campaign. Surrounded by a massive infestation of indoctrinated followers, he preceded his announcement with a paint-drying, self-aggrandizing preamble trying to the patience of all but his most ardent acolytes. Even its earnest pomp and magnificent solemnity were threatening glazed eyes to crust over and anesthetized enthusiasm to reach for that relieve only found in liberating slumber. Oh, I could tell,...
  • Pope Francis and The Open Conspiracy

    03/29/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 18 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The Man of Sin will be a philanthropist, environmentalist and an advocate of Green Religion. Cardinal Biffi's view here. The Earth Charter movement loves Pope Francis. At its Facebook page, the demonic organization gushes with excitement: "Pope Francis is expected to produce the first ever encyclical - the highest level Catholic teaching document - focused solely on the environment and climate change...Scientists have made the case that climate change threatens the natural world. Can religious leaders now make the moral case for political action?" The Earth Charter is part of what I call the Open Conspiracy: Religions in general, and...
  • Armed American Radio (3-29-15)

    03/29/2015 12:16:57 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 2 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 3-29-15 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Martial Law-Style Training in Fort Lauderdale

    03/29/2015 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/29/15 | Rob Trent
    Footage out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida shot earlier this week shows military and law enforcement practicing the internment of citizens during martial-law style training.
  • No, Fox News. Ted Cruz Is Not Barack Obama. Not Even Close. (Barf alert)

    03/29/2015 11:32:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | March 29, 2015 | Karoli
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Fox News tries to sell Ted Cruz as the conservative Barack Obama, are they damning him or helping him? There are so many laugh-out-loud moments in this clip it's hard to know where to begin. Dorothy Rabinowitz hails Cruz as a magnificent orator, hard-liner on foreign policy, and one who can inspire the conservative base to action. But overall, this is an on-air attempt to damn Cruz with faint praise, just as they did in an editorial earlier this week. It's clear both from the WSJ editorial and Peggy Noonan's pile-on the next day that Cruz is hardly their...
  • Obama does it again

    03/29/2015 10:49:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Michael Oberndorf
    Descent into a New Dark Age The Muslim Marxist in the White Mosque continues, on a daily basis, to exceed our expectations. Just when you think he can’t get any more lawless, or corrupt, or incompetent, or traitorous, he does. But like he claims to be the case with American’s achievements, he doesn’t do it alone. He’s had massive assistance from the “mainstream” media, the Democrat Party, and to the disgust of patriotic Americans nationwide, the Republican Establishment. In spite of it being so obvious that his “executive amnesty” scam is blatantly unconstitutional - and therefore blatantly illegal – so...