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  • Pulling the plug on renewable energy:States with mandates suffer exploding electricity prices

    03/30/2015 6:03:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    was times ^ | 3/29/15 | H. Sterling Burnett
    There is never a good time for bad public policy. For few policies is this more evident than renewable energy mandates (REM), variously known as renewable portfolio standards, alternative energy standards and renewable energy standards. The first renewable energy mandate was adopted in 1983, but most states did not impose these mandates until the 2000s. Though the details vary from state to state, in general, renewable energy mandates require utilities to provide a certain percentage of the electric power they supply from “renewable” sources, notably wind and solar, with the required percentages rising over time. At the height of the...
  • Is Scott Walker done?

    03/27/2015 5:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/27/15 | newsmachete
    I've taken a lot of heat for reporting on the many, many inconsistencies and "evolutions" in Scott Walker's positions, but I think Walker has finally broken an egg that can't be re-shelled. He reportedly endorsed amnesty not six years ago, not two years ago, but two weeks ago, in a private group dinner: ... during the March 13 New Hampshire dinner, organized by New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, Mr. Walker said undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be deported, and he mocked 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that they would “self-deport,” according to...
  • An impeachable offense

    03/26/2015 8:21:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (not "5/25/15") | By Lawrence J. Fedewa
    This is serious business. What no one seems to want to talk about in public is the fact that the negotiations between Iran, the United States and its allies have the potential to lead to a world war. If Iran is seen by Israel to be close to developing a nuclear warhead to go with its ready missiles, the odds are that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites. However, Iran has managed to diversify its nuclear laboratories all over the country, thus vastly complicating the targeting for such a strike and also making its capabilities much...
  • Mitt Romney: Jeb Bush ‘is one of those new faces’(Clueless in 2012 and remains so)

    03/26/2015 8:18:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/26/15 | David Sherfinski
    Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wasn’t leaving out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush when he said in late January that one of the “next generation” of Republican leaders may well emerge as being better able to beat the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. “No, no — I’m talking about the next political generation,” Mr. Romney said on NBC’s “Today” program. “I, along with a few other people, ran in the last contest and I was not successful, and my thought was we need a new face, someone not yet defined in the public’s mind....
  • The Old Man and the Sea of Black Mob Violence (from article: “It’s war now")

    03/26/2015 6:57:29 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 149 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/26/15 | c flaherty
    They didn’t count on the Old White Dude with a bat. But when 55-year old Eddie Motley saw ten black people beating, stomping, kicking, and punching his neighbor and her two teenage boys, and laughing about it, he did not dial 911. He grabbed a baseball bat and charged. “Eddie hit the bat on the ground and told them to get off of us,” said Gina Herring, who was observing the assault from the fetal position amid a tangle of kicking boots in front of her Concord, North Carolina home. “If Eddie didn’t step in, I am sure my boys...
  • Cornyn Won’t Endorse Cruz in Presidential Primary - Cornyn - the poster child for RINOs

    03/24/2015 5:46:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/24/15 | s rumpf
    Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) will not be endorsing Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican Presidential Primary. As Breitbart Texas reported, Cruz officially became 2016’s first Republican presidential candidate this week with a Tweet posted shortly after midnight Monday morning, followed by an announcement speech delivered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, was asked about his fellow Texas Senator’s candidacy in an interview with Politico on Monday, just a few hours after Cruz’s speech. Cornyn cited the crowded primary field as his reason for staying neutral. “You know, we’ve got a lot of Texans who...
  • Bobby Jindal pledged no new taxes, raised taxes, then denied doing it(Not ready for primetime Gov)

    03/24/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | Newmachete
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Lousiana, who pledged not to raise taxes, has raised taxes, aided by the radical Islam loving Grover Norquist. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conservative group headed by Grover Norquist. Jindal’s solution: eliminating $526 million in tax rebates, most notably for the state’s business inventory tax. Norquist’s group blessed the decision, concluding...
  • Cruz Makes Inroads in the Most Important Primary of All

    03/24/2015 7:04:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | ce wright
    You can talk about the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire and South Carolina all you want – and those all are important – yet none of them is the most important primary on the Republican side. No, the most critical Republican primary, at least for non-establishment candidates, is the Rush Limbaugh-Drudge Report-Breitbart-Mark Levin-Sean Hannity-Glenn Beck internet message board primary. For a conservative base candidate to win the nomination, he or she must carry most of the above precincts. Now, this is not to say that all or any of the above will endorse a candidate by name during the primary...
  • Obama on ACA's 5th Anniversary: Critics Should 'Embrace Reality'

    03/22/2015 7:06:06 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/22/15 | g richter
    One day before the five-year anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama proclaimed late Sunday that his signature healthcare legislation a success and its critics should "embrace reality." In a statement released on WhiteHouse.gov, Obama said, "This law is working, and in many ways, it’s working even better than anticipated." The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. The law has undergone "more scrutiny, more rumor, more attempts to dismantle and undermine it than just about any law in recent history," Obama admitted. But he had a word for Republicans still working to repeal...
  • Boehner plans to sideline House conservatives in budget battle

    03/20/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/20/15 | r moran
    Speaker John Boehner has made plans to bypass House conservatives and ram through two items opposed by the right. He will try and pass a budget deal, using a parliamentary manuever to speed passage. He is also planning a vote on the so-called Medicare "doc fix" he negotiated with Nancy Pelosi last week. Politico: If they’re able to clear the two measures, a battered leadership will go into the Easter recess with some pep in its step, as it tries to extend highway funding, begin work on annual appropriations bills and raise the debt ceiling. Not to mention, passing a...
  • Please Explain 100,000 Deferrals for Illegal AliensDid DOJ and DHS lawyers lie to Judge Hanen?

    03/17/2015 4:04:59 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    nat review ^ | 3/17/15 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    There has been a flurry of procedural developments in the lawsuit filed by 26 states in a Texas federal court against President Obama’s amnesty plan for 5 million illegal aliens. On March 19, Justice Department lawyers — and officials of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — will be in the hot seat at a hearing scheduled by Judge Andrew Hanen. Sitting in the dock, they will have to explain whether they misled (others might say “lied to”) the court. Or, as Hanen put it in formal judge-speak: “be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters...
  • Speaker Boehner: Democrat Dissenter. next-best-to-Pelosi front-man for the far left Democrats.

    03/16/2015 7:12:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/16/15 | l jackson
    On March 3, after repeatedly huffing and puffing in support the Republican position on one of the major issues of the 2014 election, John Boehner predictably went back on his word, betraying conservatives on a signature campaign promise: to rein in President Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless actions in support of lawlessness. This was Boehner’s final surrender, ceding the last vestige of the immense power of the purse that a majority of voters sent Republicans to Washington to exercise. In ratifying law-breaking by both the president and millions of aliens, he removed any lingering doubt that he is the Democrat-preferred Obama-Pelosi...
  • Blowback for flag-banning student government at UC Irvine? Recall petition

    03/09/2015 10:57:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/9/15 | t lifson
    The anti-America brainwashing of the American education system reached some kind of apogee with the vote of the UC Irvine student council (the “Associated Students of the University of California”) to ban the American flag in its main lobby, on a vote of 6 yea, 4 nay, and 2 abstentions. That ban was overridden by the executive committee of the student council on a 4-1 vote, perhaps aware of the damage being done to the value of a degree from that school. Now, there is the beginning of blowback for the original majority from a group calling itself Americanstrong:
  • Obama: ‘Important’ Second Amendment Responsible for High Homicide Rates

    03/09/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/9/15 | a hawkins
    Speaking at Benedict College in South Carolina on March 6, President Obama said the “Second Amendment … is important,” that it is “part of our culture” and “part of who were are.” Then he quickly added, “But what we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries–by like a mile.” So, the Second Amendment is important but… Moreover, Obama hinted that the individual right to bear arms–the very right protected by the Second Amendment–is the result of a Supreme Court interpretation. On June 22, Breitbart News reported that The Washington...
  • McConnell vows to raise debt limit without threat of shutdown or default(surrender before the fight)

    03/09/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 66 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/8/15 | s dinan
    Republicans will raise the government’s borrowing limit without threatening a default, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed Sunday, placating the markets but potentially surrendering the party’s leverage as Congress gears up for another debt showdown. The current debt-ceiling holiday, to which Congress agreed a year ago, expires Sunday, starting the clock on debate and sending the Treasury Department scrambling to tap into its “extraordinary measures” to keep from breaching the limit. Budget analysts say Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has about seven months of spare room, meaning a deal would have to be reached by October or November. Mr. McConnell, Kentucky...
  • Ethanol: The GOP-supported rip-off

    Can someone explain why the “party of limited government” continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, “Everything about ethanol is good, good, good.” Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol — which we make from corn — say it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, is cheaper and aids the environment because it burns cleaner than non-blended fossil fuels. In 1996, The New York Times wrote: “At a time when Congress has been overhauling the nation’s systems of agricultural subsidies, and public officials across the country have considered...
  • Rep. Bill Flores: Executive Amnesty Fight Is Not Over Yet

    03/07/2015 6:09:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/6/15 | c coren
    Texas Rep. Bill Flores tells Newsmax that even though Republicans weren't able to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, "the fight is not over yet." "Conservatives in Congress, particularly in the House, are standing up for what Americans want us to do, and that is to follow the rule of law and to stop the president's unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty action," Flores told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. We are going to continue to fight," he said. A Texas federal judge ruled...
  • Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/1/15 | g richter
    President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack. President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News,...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? (Hint: only one with moral backbone)

    03/01/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/1/15 | p gonzalez
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one? Jeb Bush: Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he's proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute. Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens....
  • Making the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    02/28/2015 5:27:41 AM PST · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | j levy
    In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and gas from shale pollutes water supplies, increases the incidence of cancer and leads to higher levels of seismic activity, despite ample contrary evidence. This self-proclaimed environmental watchdog and anti-fracking crusader has led extensive efforts to end or prevent fracking throughout the United States by obfuscating the truth and stopping communities from reaping the benefits of America's shale boom. Josh Fox and others like him are uninterested in looking for improvements in fracking technology and safety. Instead they seek to shut down shale...
  • U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation

    02/25/2015 9:30:14 AM PST · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/24/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, according to a new report by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. “The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,” said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. “And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.” President Obama’s latest strategy is to size the armed forces so that the four military branches have sufficient troops, ships, tanks and aircraft to win a large...
  • Senate Democrats Block Homeland Security Funding, Shutdown Looms(McConnell fails once again)

    02/23/2015 4:25:38 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/23/15
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is nearing a partial shutdown as the agency’s funding is set to expire Friday -- something Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had said wouldn’t happen on his watch. The Senate failed Monday in its fourth attempt to advance a Homeland Security spending bill. The vote was 47-46 with 60 required. Democrats blocked the measure because Republicans insist on using it to reverse President Barack Obama’s decision to ease deportation for about 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a shutdown of the agency will affect the economy...
  • Washington vs. Obama(greatest vs worst)

    02/22/2015 5:32:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/22/15 | e cooper
    Today is the birthday of one of America’s greatest presidents. He is still number one in many people’s minds, considering the undiminished and unmatched greatness he displayed. There is still no higher standard than America’s first, since he shaped the executive office into what it is today. It is interesting to compare how George Washington conducted himself as president versus Barack Hussein Obama. Washington had a unique leadership style. He was courageous, conscientious, honest, and hard working. In his recent book, The Return Of George Washington, Ed Larson writes how Washington was instrumental in the drafting and ratification of the...
  • Rubio Abandons GOP Position, Caves To Obama Executive Amnesty(stick a fork in him, he is done)

    02/18/2015 5:27:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/18/15 | m boyle
    UPDATE: Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant reached out to Breitbart News after the publication of this article to clarify the senator’s position. “Senator Rubio does not support shutting down DHS,” Conant said in a statement. “But he does support stopping the new executive order on immigration and is willing to support any approach we could get passed to stop it. But the President had made clear he will veto any effort to stop his unconstitutional order. And Senate Democrats have made clear they will not even end their filibuster on the DHS funding bill. The result will be a DHS shutdown...
  • Obama, immigrants refuse to be stopped by court decision(Believe laws are for the little people)

    02/18/2015 5:40:08 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/18/15 | s dinan
    Both the White House and illegal immigrants said Tuesday that they would not be swayed by a federal judge’s decision in Texas halting President Obama’s deportation amnesty as overstepping the bounds of his powers. Within hours of the decision, immigrants had said they would still prepare to apply for the program and the White House was vowing to appeal the ruling that accused Mr. Obama of granting “benefits and privileges” to people that the law says should be deported. In a ruling late Monday, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was “not just rewriting the laws;...
  • US Farmers Expected to See 32 Percent Drop in Income in 2015

    02/11/2015 5:33:15 AM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/11/15
    Net income for farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year as corn and soybean prices remain low and expenses creep higher, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report. While some farmers renting land at higher prices will find it an unprofitable year, the statistics are not as dire as they may sound for farmers in general, since just two years ago income was at a record high, farm economists said. "It's neither happy times nor is the sky falling in terms of agriculture incomes," said Scott Irwin, an agricultural economist at the University of...
  • The Only Strategy to Defeat Jihad

    02/11/2015 5:19:16 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/11/15 | j.d. carson
    An imam on British television taught me more in a few minutes than any of the books I have read on Islam, some of them quite instructive. After railing at Israel and America, the imam smiled knowingly and said that if God did not want those skyscrapers to fall, he wouldn't have let airplanes fly into them. I almost shouted, "Then I guess God wants Palestinians to suffer, or else he wouldn't let Israelis do all those awful things you say they do!" I hear endless lamentations about our not having a strategy to defeat "Islamic extremism" or whatever the...
  • Islam and Burning People Alive(ISIS burned a hypocrite, not a Muslim)

    02/08/2015 5:42:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    frontpage ^ | 2/6/15 | s kirby
    In December 2014, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, a 26-year-old Jordanian Air Force pilot, was flying his F-16 in Syria in support of a U.S.-led coalition raid on the Islamic State (IS). During this mission his plane crashed near Raqqa, and he was captured by IS fighters. On February 3, 2015, Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive by IS. An IS-released video of the burning was titled Healing the Believers Chests, an apparent reference to 9:14 of the Koran. Outrage was immediate, along with the claims that Islam not only prohibited Muslims from killing fellow Muslims, but also prohibited the burning of captives....
  • Obama points the finger at Christians when talking about terrorism

    02/06/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/6/15 | c brown
    President Obama made an extremely curious comment in his address at the National Prayer Breakfast: “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends.” “Our religion?” Was that a slip of the tongue? If he is speaking of Christians, where are the nihilists today murdering in the name of Christ that require a push back? The president appears willing to say or do anything to avoid speaking the truth about Islam. This so-called Christian who acts the role of President of the United States is a fanatic when it comes to honoring...
  • Obama: Christians Did Bad Things 'in the Name of Christ' (Islam's greatest defender speaks)

    02/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PST · by bestintxas · 85 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/5/15 | AP
    President Barack Obama stirred outraged with his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, comparing the atrocities committed by ISIS to those of Christians "in the name of Christ." "Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ." "So it is not unique to one group or one religion," Obama said. "There is a tendency in...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border(Do we want a nut case for POTUS?)

    02/05/2015 7:10:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 71 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/5/15 | p gonzalez
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Mitt Romney Earns Coveted Nancy Pelosi Endorsement

    01/28/2015 4:15:23 PM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    am spectator ^ | 1/28/15 | e zanotti
    I can never tell if these cross-party endorsements are supposed to serve as an underhanded dig, designed to shy Republicans away from viable candidates, or if they've just become a form of trolling. This one, for example, is baffling, because Nancy Pelosi can only want Mitt Romney to run a third time in order to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory, but yet, she can't possibly be daft enough to think that Republicans would see her ringing endorsement of Mitt Romney - yes, Mitt Romney - as some sort of clue that he's the one Democrats most fear. Either way, it's...
  • Loretta Lynch: Illegal Aliens Have Right To Work As Much As American Citizens

    01/28/2015 11:19:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/28/15 | m boyle
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do. “Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here,” Lynch said when asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who has a greater right to work: Illegal aliens, or lawful immigrants and American citizens? “Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of...
  • Surrender; Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives

    01/26/2015 6:16:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/25/15 | sa miller
    Conservatives saw it as raising a white flag when Republican congressional leaders pledged not to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, stoking fears that for the next two years House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will consistently surrender. For the Republican base, Mr. Obama’s unilateral move to grant legal status and work permits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants was an unlawful power grab that created a constitutional crisis. If Republican leaders were not willing to use Congress’ power of the purse — the...
  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 6:39:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | breitbart news
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets. “The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Call for Ellmers’ Ouster

    01/23/2015 5:50:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | a ruse
    On a usually happy and even triumphant day, pro-life leaders found themselves angry at a vote in the U.S. House that never happened. Much of the talk today at the annual March for Life, that likely brought close to 500,000 mostly young people to Washington DC, was about how House leaders canned a bill that would have banned abortion after the 20th week of gestation, the point at which an unborn child is said to feel pain. Much of the anger was directed at Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, who, as reported by Breitbart News, organized a group...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change is Real, World Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 6:32:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 94 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/22/15
    As he considers a third presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that one of the country's biggest challenges is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. "I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that," he said. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee spoke to a sold-out crowd of about 3,000 at an investment management conference. It was his second public address since privately telling potential donors two weeks ago that he's considering seeking the presidency in 2016. Romney didn't address a possible campaign at the event, but...
  • Michael Moore: Military Snipers Are 'Cowards,' Not Heroes(Teed off he is not getting the acclaim0

    01/19/2015 6:07:29 AM PST · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/19/15 | e jager
    Michael Moore took a Twitter potshot at the acclaim being heaped on Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper," tweeting that snipers are cowards not heroes, The Daily Mail reported. "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper, is based on the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a special forces sharpshooter who was credited with 160 confirmed kills — reportedly the most in U.S. military history. Special: Mom's Simple Routine Shaves Off A Decade Of Wrinkles... Kyle believed he actually took down 255 enemy combatants. Moore, a left-wing populist filmmaker, tweeted to his 1.79 million followers: "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2....
  • The Incredible Shrinking POTUS: “I Stood Shoulder to TV with the Paris Marchers” (Satire)

    01/18/2015 10:02:16 AM PST · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    cfp ^ | 1/18/15 | w stoos
    —Satire Scorched by a firestorm of universal criticism for his abject failure to stand shoulder to shoulder with scores of world leaders who met in Paris to protest the murder of 17 reporters and others by several radical Islamists, President Obama did what he normally does in such situations: he called his friend, confidante and media advisor, Hugh Betcha Ace Reporter for Stoos Views Media Conglomerate and runner for the Mighty Canada Free Press. Hugh, winner of the 2014 “Most Admired Christian Reporter” award by CAIR and “Caucasian Reporter We Would Most Like to Hang With, 2014” awarded by the...
  • Romney's secret weapon? Run as a Democrat(this will really work, Mitt)

    01/18/2015 9:46:33 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/18/15 | r moran
    Mitt Romney's election plan is a little bizarre; he plans to run as a Democrat. Well, not really. He will still have an "R" after his name. But read this report from the Washington Post about Romney's agenda and you'd be excused if you did a double take about just what party Mitt wants to win the nomination. Mitt Romney laid down a marker for a prospective presidential campaign in 2016, telling a Republican audience here Friday night that the party can win the White House with a conservative message that stresses security and safety for the American people, opportunity...
  • Obama’s State of the Union speech to include $320B tax hike proposal(BO living in LALA Land)

    01/18/2015 4:54:38 AM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/17/15 | d boyer
    Escalating his battle with congressional Republicans, President Obama will propose $320 billion in higher taxes in his State of the Union address, mostly by raising the rate on capital gains and closing tax loopholes for wealthier families, senior administration officials said Saturday. Mr. Obama also will call on lawmakers to impose a new fee on big banks with more than $50 billion in assets to discourage risky financial investments, a holdover from the Wall Street crisis that is sure to appeal to the president’s liberal base.The money raised would pay for a variety of the president’s domestic-spending proposals for the...
  • Obama: Europe should better integrate Muslims

    01/17/2015 12:46:50 PM PST · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    US President Barack Obama on Friday urged European governments to try to better assimilate their Muslim minority populations as they respond to extremist attacks like last week’s shootings in Paris. At a White House news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, his first foreign guest since last week’s Charlie Hebdo massacre, Obama said the allies would stand by France. But he also warned that the answer to the recent violence must not simply be a security crackdown. “I know David joins me when I say that we will continue to do everything in our power to help France seek...
  • Washington’s gas tax guzzlers "maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them"

    01/12/2015 6:12:00 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/11/15 | s moore
    Suddenly everyone in Washington wants a gas tax hike — apparently so that consumers don’t save too much money at the pump. As prices keep falling, the politicians and the moochers in Washington want a piece of the action. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois and even Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee have linked arms with the entire road-building industry and green groups that want the cost of fuel to go up.Mrs. Pelosi won’t even hide her cynical motivation: With gas prices low, maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them: “If there’s...
  • Time for the 0–10–100 Tax : No deductions, 10 percent on income, every person and corporation pays.

    01/12/2015 6:05:13 AM PST · by bestintxas · 98 replies
    nat review ^ | 1/12/15 | d murdock
    Under the new GOP Congress, the future looks bright for fundamental tax reform. So Republicans and thinking Democrats should embrace my modest proposal: The 0–10–100 Tax Plan. “0” is the number of deductions that would be allowed: Zero. The home-mortgage deduction? Gone. Business-dinner write-offs? Kaput. Charitable deductions? Sayonara. As soon as we permit one exemption, then we must include a second. And then a third. Americans quickly would become freshly mired in the unfathomable bog that governs taxes today. The best way to handle the 73,954-page U.S. Tax Code is to go Nagasaki on it: Every loophole left behind. “10”...
  • HHS execs doing good and living large, flying first class around the world(funded by Boehner)

    01/10/2015 4:03:23 PM PST · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/10/15 | Luke Rosiak
    Helping America's poor, aged and sick is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' reason for being, but hundreds of its top officials are traveling in style and luxury at taxpayer expense. Records obtained by the Washington Examiner under the Freedom of Information Act show that HHS executives spent $31 million taking 7,000 first class and business class flights between 2009 and 2013, including 253 trips for which a one-way ticket cost more than $15,000. Half the records listed the price of a coach ticket for comparison. For that portion alone, the upgrade boosted the cost by almost $14...
  • De Blasio: NYPD Who Turned Backs Were Disrespectful

    01/06/2015 5:36:23 AM PST · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/5/15 | p key
    Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said police officers who turned their backs on him during the funeral services for two murdered NYPD officers were disrespectful to the mourning families and the people of New York City. Mayor de Blasio said, “Those individuals who took certain actions this last week, or last two weeks, really, they were disrespectful to the families involved. That’s the bottom line. They were disrespectful to the families who had lost their loved ones. And I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that. I think it just...
  • John Thune Puts Gas Tax Hike on the Table for GOP Senate(yep,GOP that is really important right now)

    01/05/2015 5:35:44 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/4/15 | d riehl
    The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) put all options on the table when it comes to replenishing the shrinking Highway Trust Fund, which is widely seen as opening the door to a tax increase. Per an AP report, “Gas and diesel taxes haven’t risen since 1993, resulting in perennial shortfalls in the fund that pays for most road projects”. Several commissions have called for raising the taxes, but Congress has been reluctant. Instead lawmakers have dipped repeatedly into the general treasury to keep the trust fund solvent. The federal gas tax...
  • Obama Frees a Nuclear Terrorist: Is there any terrorist Obama won’t liberate?

    01/02/2015 6:53:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    frontpage ^ | 12/31/14 | d greenfield
    Which terrorist will Obama set loose next from Gitmo? A better question might be is there any terrorist he won’t free? Is there an Al Qaeda or Taliban Jihadist who poses too much of a threat to the United States for Obama to free with a lot of airline miles and Michelle Obama’s recipe for arugula fruitcake? If Obama has a red line when it comes to releasing terrorists, we haven’t seen it yet. There appears to be no threat that a terrorist can pose and no crime he has committed too severe to prevent him from getting a plane...
  • TCU proved today that new championship lineup to decide #1 is a joke

    12/31/2014 3:57:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 101 replies
    The team TCU played today beat the best in the SEC?? Gained over 400 yards against the best scoring defense in SEC? Allowed only 3 points even after coughing up 4 turnovers? What a joke the SEC is. TCU lost as a visitor in overtime to the #5 ranked team in the country. Looks like politics is taking over in the sporting world as there is no way TCU should not be in the championship hunt.
  • The Carbon Tax Has Something for Everyone It would help the economy and reduce pollution.

    12/31/2014 8:47:41 AM PST · by bestintxas · 32 replies
    nas review ^ | 12/29/14 | Irwin Stelzer
    ‘There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.” The Bard was right, and it is not too much of an exaggeration to say that we have reached just such a point. We have a unique opportunity to end the rancorous debate about climate change, a debate that is poisoning the air — the political air, that is — and inhibiting progress on two fronts: progress on addressing the possibility that we are on the road to...