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  • Dem Rep Slams GOP for Folding to 'Speaker Cruz' (Excellent Idea, Lib!)

    08/01/2014 4:52:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/31/14 | breitbart tv
    Thursday on MSNBC's "Now with Alex Warner," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) blasted Republican leadership for letting “Speaker Cruz” "call the shots," which caused a delay of the August recess, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) battled over the bills details. Van Hollen said, “It was Senator Cruz calling the shots, and that’s why people around here are calling him ‘Speaker Cruz’ today." He added, "It means when Speaker Boehner says he’s going to get something done from now on, he’d better be checking with Senator Cruz to see if he’s gonna get the votes...
  • US Chamber to Back Democrat Mary Landrieu

    07/29/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | m flynn
    Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce's national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader. Landrieu, running in crimson-red Louisiana, is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this November. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, she trails her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, by one point. An endorsement...
  • Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally

    07/23/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    nat review ^ | 7/23/14 | dr ben carson
    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama but also throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic. The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent...
  • Get Ready for the New England Power Shortage

    07/19/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    am spectator ^ | 7/18/14 | w tucker
    n 1980, under the first administration of Governor Jerry Brown, California decided it wasn’t going to build any more power plants but would follow Amory Lovins’ “soft path,” opting instead for conservation and renewable energy. By 2000, with the new digital economy sucking up electricity, a drought in the Pacific Northwest cut hydropower output and the state found itself facing the Great California Electrical Shortage. You know what happened next. For weeks the Golden State struggled to find enough electricity to power its traffic lights. Brownouts and blackouts cascaded across the state while businesses fired up smoke-belching diesel generators to...
  • Holder Attacks Palin: Bad VP Candidate, 'Even Worse Judge' of Impeachment

    07/13/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/13/14 | breitbart tv
    Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Attorney General Eric Holder blasted former Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) for her call to impeach President Barack Obama by saying, "She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why." House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other senior Republicans have dismissed Palin's calls and instead have opted to file a lawsuit against Obama's executive overreach. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said earlier on the program, "We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment. He has not...
  • Panama Canal Widening to Hit California Port Revenue (Another nail in coffin of the liberal state)

    07/10/2014 5:25:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/10/14
    Texas stands to take a bite out of California’s lucrative port business according to the Wall Street Journal. The widening of the Panama Canal, due for completion in early 2016, will divert a significant portion of the lucrative container shipments that currently pass through the Port of Los Angeles and other West Coast ports. The canal’s widening will allow much larger container ships to transit the canal and deliver their goods to the Port of Houston and other ports along the Gulf and East Coasts. The WSJ reports: Because of cheaper per-unit shipping costs, as much as 25% of West-bound...
  • Two Robberies at Target Since Chain Asked Law-Abiding Citizens to Shop Unarmed

    07/10/2014 4:55:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/9/14 | a hawkins
    On July 2 Breitbart News reported that interim Target CEO John Mulligan "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens not to bring their guns in Target stores. Since then, Gainesville, Georgia, police have arrested three over a Target parking lot robbery and are looking for another man who punched a woman and stole her Mercedes at a Decatur, Georgia, Target as well. Just days after Target's request the Gainesville Times reported that three men were arrested for allegedly pulling a handgun to rob a man in a Target parking lot. The three – Xavier Holland, 21; Zuccari Goudelock, 20; and Kenneth Long, 17...
  • Send U.S. marshals to the border (message from a lib)

    07/07/2014 1:48:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | Ruben Navarrette
    President Obama needs to send U.S. marshals to Southern California. They can protect the Central American women and children whom the federal government has sent out West, with more due to arrive every 72 hours under an immigrant redistribution plan hatched by the Obama administration. The next group of immigrants is expected to arrive on July 7. The marshals could ensure that nobody interferes with this federal law enforcement operation, as was done last week by angry protesters in Murrieta, California, a small town in southwest Riverside County, about 70 miles north of San Diego. It was there that the...
  • 'Blood Feud’ book: Michelle Obama dubs Hillary Clinton ‘Hildebeest,’ mulls W.H. run

    06/23/2014 5:58:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/23/14 | c chumley
    Author Edward Klein’s newest release, “Blood Feud,” is being billed as a tell-all of the animosity that marked the Clinton-Obama family relations — and already sparks are flying over first lady Michelle Obama’s less-than-complimentary pet name for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Obama, along with adviser and friend Valerie Jarrett, dubbed her “Hildebeest,” especially during talks over a bottle of wine they would share in a quiet section of the White House, The Blaze reported. Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton didn’t possess any particular affinity for President Obama, either. From the book, Mr. Clinton was caught saying to...
  • Sens. Corker, Murphy Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax (Spot the RINO here)

    06/18/2014 3:23:28 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    newsmax ^ | 6/18/14
    Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs. The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4-cents-a- gallon diesel tax by 12 cents each over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inflation. The plan also calls for offsetting the tax increases with other taxes cuts. Senators said that could be...
  • Obama: 'The First Lady Doesn't Get Paid and She Works Pretty Hard' (Liar-in-Chief)

    06/18/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/14
    Tuesday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at TechShop Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, he used first lady Michelle Obama as an example of the importance of equal pay for families. The president explained he wants Michelle to get fairly paid for her efforts. "I want her to get what she rightful deserves," he said. "The first lady is a bad example because the first lady doesn't get paid and she works pretty hard." In 2012 it was widely reported taxpayers had already spent approximately $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, clothing, housing, flying and entertaining Obama's family. The Office...
  • Michelle Obama: Immigrants Just Like Founding Fathers, Not 'Born American'(Proven incompetence)

    06/18/2014 3:10:51 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/14 | c spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a naturalization ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history,” she said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence. “And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.” Obama pointed out that the Founding...
  • California Lawmakers Push Ammunition Registration, 'Ammunition Purchaser Permit'

    06/16/2014 5:15:36 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/15/14 | a hawkins
    California lawmakers are considering the creation of an ammunition registry that will require ammunition purchasers to go through a background check--including fingerprinting--and obtain an "ammunition purchaser permit" before getting ammo. The registry is contained in Senate Bill 53, which passed in the California Assembly Public Safety Committee 5-2 on June 12. According to the NRA-ILA: "If passed and enacted into law, SB 53 would require the collection and reporting of personal consumer information and thumbprinting for all ammunition purchases throughout the state. It would also ban online and mail-order sales of all ammunition, including hunting and collectible ammunition." Additionally, SB...
  • Liberal groups angry with SC pols over order to teach Constitution

    06/14/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    foxnews ^ | 6/13/14 | s mcneal
    The South Carolina legislature has rankled liberal groups after requiring that a pair of public schools use state funds to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents -- on the heels of a budget fight over gay-themed books in the curriculum. State House lawmakers previously had cut funds from two public universities in retaliation for required-reading material containing homosexual themes. A revised budget passed by both the House and the Senate earlier this month, though, restored the money -- but dictated that exact amount be spent "for instruction in the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution, the...
  • Climate Change Induced Corn-mageddon? (Another stupid environmental wacko theory)

    06/14/2014 5:53:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/14/14 | s rayne
    According to a new article at the Guardian, corn-mageddon could be just around the corner in the United States because of anthropogenic climate change: "The days of 'king corn' could be numbered as climate change brings higher temperatures and water shortages to America's farmland, a new report warned on Wednesday... The report amplifies warnings earlier this year from United Nations climate scientists and the National Climate Assessment that America's agricultural industry -- and specifically its corn crop -- was at risk from the high temperatures and water shortages anticipated under climate change... Corn uses the most water for irrigation of...
  • Obama says America ‘should be ashamed’ of its gun laws\ (2md Amendment trashing)

    06/11/2014 5:18:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 84 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/11/14 | b wolfgang
    Calling the failure to pass gun-control laws the biggest frustration of his time in office, President Obama on Tuesday said America “should be ashamed” of its gun laws, decried the type of violence seen again Tuesday at an Oregon school, and praised a country that more or less banned all long guns. Speaking to Tumblr founder David Karp, Mr. Obama said the U.S. does not conform to the rest of the “advanced, developed” world when it comes to gun laws, resurrecting his plea for restrictions on the sale of firearms. He also disputed the notion that mental illness is solely...
  • John Cornyn: America Needs To Care For 'Dumped' Children (wants them to be wards of the State)

    06/10/2014 4:39:16 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/1/14 | c spiering
    Sen. John Cornyn criticized President Obama for creating a “human magnet” with his unlawful approach to immigration enforcement, but admitted that Americans had a duty to care for the children that were flooding into the country. “They need to be taken care of, I mean they’ve been left, basically dumped at America’s doorstep, and we need to treat them compassionately we need to make sure they get the care they need,” Cornyn explained to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon. Cornyn pointed out that children as young as four years old had traveled as many as 1,200 miles, suffering...
  • King Obama Vows to Go Around Congress on Student Loans

    06/07/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/7/14
    In this week's address, President Barack Obama underscored the importance of helping to lift the burden of crushing student loan debt faced by too many Americans and highlighted the efforts he's taken to ensure we uphold America's commitment to provide a quality education for all who are willing to work for it.
  • Highway (trust fund) robbery:Obama wants new taxes to replenish the trust fund depleted by raiding

    06/07/2014 5:17:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 63 replies
    washtimes ^ | 6/6/14
    The Highway Trust Fund is running on fumes, and this is sending certain congressmen and the administration into a tizzy. The administration insists that America’s roads are crumbling, the bridges tumbling, and Congress must raise taxes, or else. “If they don’t act by the end of the summer,” President Obama says, “federal funding for transportation projects will run out — will run out. There will be no money. The cupboard will be bare.” This is a classic Washington crisis by the numbers. Congress sets up a “trust fund” — in this case, the Highway Trust Fund — and depletes it...
  • Unfit to be President: Obama chews gum during D-Day ceremonies, sparks Twitter outrage

    06/06/2014 2:26:35 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 137 replies
    washtimes ^ | 6/6/14 | k howell
    <p>President Obama was caught on camera chewing gum during the D-Day ceremonies in France as Queen Elizabeth II was welcomed, and Twitter feeds worldwide exploded with criticism.</p>
  • Respect for the Military? White House calls Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers Liars

    06/06/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    cfp ^ | 6/6/14 | r zieve
    There are no depths to which the Obama syndicate will not sink, in order to suppress and destroy the truth. And there is no tactic too demeaning for them to use against their enemies. The White House Officially Turns Against the Soldiers Obama Commands The soldiers who served with deserter Bowe Bergdahl knew about his desertion in 2009 and the note and emails he had left behind. Bergdahl said he was “ashamed to be an American.” In 2012 even left leaning Rolling Stone Magazine reported emails Bergdahl had sent to his parents condemning the US Military and Americans in general:...
  • Emptying Gitmo: Government considers freeing another Guantanamo inmate, on heels of Bergdahl swap

    06/04/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    foxnews ^ | 6/4/14 | n kalman
    As controversy grows over the release of five hardened Taliban detainees in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Obama administration is considering springing yet another prisoner from Guantanamo Bay. Fouzi Khalid Abdullah al-Awda appeared via a video feed before a review board Wednesday morning in northern Virginia, often smiling as his private counsel Eric Lewis made the case for his release. Al-Awda has been held prisoner for 12 years. According to Defense Department officials and his official Guantanamo detainee profile, he traveled from his home in Kuwait to Afghanistan just before the 9/11 attacks to train in terrorist camps, and...
  • An odd coincidence in the Bergdahl release? (Highest level of Treason if proven)

    06/04/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/4/14 | j kissner
    There are a few potentially important details surrounding the timeline leading to Bowe Bergdahl’s release that might deserve some discussion. Truth Revolt supplies some details on the timeline: This week’s [the week of Bergdahl’s release] secret diplomacy was not the first time the U.S. government had engaged the Taliban in an effort to negotiate a prisoner swap for the release of Bergdahl. In 2011, State Department officials held a series of meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha. In Congress, there was bipartisan opposition to any release of Guantanamo prisoners. After the negotiations were made public in early 2012 by Sen....
  • Obama: Sorry I Broke The Law In Not Notifying Congress About Prisoner Swap

    06/03/2014 2:16:28 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/3/14 | c spiering
    A top aide to President Obama is now apologizing to Congress for not informing lawmakers, as required by law, that the White House was planning to trade an alleged deserter for five top Taliban commanders. The apology comes after Obama himself defended his actions this morning, insisting his administration had discussed the release with Congress “for some time.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for failing to inform Congress about the deal to exchange five Taliban detainees for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl....
  • Sen. Rubio: I'm Considering Run for the White House

    06/03/2014 10:58:37 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 84 replies
    newsmax ^ | 6/3/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has made his intentions clear as he hit the campaign trail with Jodi Ernst on the eve of the crowded Iowa GOP U.S. Senate primary. First, he hopes to help Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate, either in the midterm elections or in 2016, and that has led to him stumping for Ernst, The Des Moines Register reported. The primary in Iowa is Tuesday. Second, after taking a back seat last year as a potential GOP candidate for president, Rubio is pondering his political future and that may lead to him taking a shot at...
  • Susan Rice: We didn’t negotiate with terrorists, Qatar did.

    06/03/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    cfp ^ | 6/3/14 | r laurie
    This weekend, White House national security adviser Susan Rice took a break from her busy schedule of scouring YouTube for blamable videos, and sat down with CNN’s Candy Crowley. You may remember Crowley as the “journalist” who likes helping floundering Democrat Presidents score points in political debates. Crowley wanted to know if, in fact, the United States had negotiated with terrorists in its effort to secure Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release. The short answer is “yes,” but this is the Obama administration. ...So you never get the short answer. “Point blank,” Crowley asked. “Did the US negotiate with terrorists for his...
  • Inflicting Pain for Political Gain(Read if you wanna get mad this morning)

    05/28/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    nat review ^ | 5/28/14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In the early days of last October’s government shutdown, South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, wanted to use state and private funds to keep Mount Rushmore open — an offer the Department of the Interior quickly rebuffed, even as its high-ranking staff circulated accounts of the shutdown’s harmful effects on would-be visitors and private-sector park workers. . Advertisement Evidently the Department of the Interior didn’t want the media to know it had so bluntly turned down the governor’s detailed proposal, which was accompanied by a logistical addendum that outlined how Daugaard would keep Mount Rushmore equipped with security, parking,...
  • Michelle Obama: Changes to School Lunch Menu 'Unacceptable'

    05/27/2014 4:01:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 83 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/27/14 | c spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama sent a strong message to Republicans in Congress who want to allow local school districts to opt out of the federal regulations on school lunches. "This is unacceptable," she said during a roundtable discussion of the issue. “It's unacceptable to me not just as First Lady but also as a mother." The strict rules, passed in 2010, limit the amount of fat, calories, sugar, and sodium served in school meals. House Republicans are supporting a measure that would allow some school districts to opt out of the standards — if they can prove that it is...
  • Why you can't fix stupid:Republicans Say They'd Restore Filibuster If in Power

    05/26/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/26/14 | k ppickett
    The Democrats’ majority in the Senate is on the line this election season, and if Republicans take back control, the GOP will need to decide on new rules for the new Congress in the upper chamber. Some Republican members are willing to go back to way things were before Harry Reid took the gavel. In the wake of the recent controversial nomination of Judge David Barron, author of the memo which gave a legal basis to kill Americans abroad with drones, to the first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Republicans became apoplectic after getting word that Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Premature suicide belt explosion dampens jihadi party (Feel good video of Memorial Day)

    05/26/2014 5:54:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 5/25/14 | t lifson
    It’s the feel-good video of the day. I’d trade it for six cute puppy or kitten videos. (WeIl, except maybe this one.) It happened in Syria, when a bunch of terrorists, said to be from abroad, got together for a little party. (Video below) Sean Brown of Mad World News reports: The Syrian-based terror group is all sitting around singing, rifles stacked in the middle of the room in a menacing manner and their flag draped on the wall above. As their celebration continues, all of the sudden there’s a massive BOOM and the camera is shot off the screen....
  • Two Charts and Their Portent(Perceptions of American energy abundance will do an abrupt about face)

    05/26/2014 5:50:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 5/26/14 | d archibald
    Last week brought news that the Energy Information Agency (EIA) has reduced its estimate of recoverable oil from the Monterey Shale in California from 13.7 billion barrels to 600 million barrels. To put that in perspective, the U.S. consumes 6.9 billion barrels per annum and produces 2.7 billion barrels. The shortfall of production relative to consumption is made good by spending $400 billion a year-odd on imported oil. While the initial estimate for the Monterey Shale can be put down to hubris, there is another tight oil formation in which the EIA’s reserve estimate looks quite good given the vagaries...
  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Son’s Death on NRA and Craven Politicians(eh, knife victims too?)

    05/25/2014 10:20:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/24/14 | r wilde
    In an emotional statement, the father of a victim of the mass murder in Isla Vista on Friday night addressed reporters Saturday and warned families that it can happen to them too. "Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don’t think it’ll happen to your child until it does.” According to the Los Angeles Times, Richard Martinez, the father of Chris Martinez, who was killed in the premeditated attack near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, spoke for 45 minutes, extolled the virtues of his son, and expressed his disdain for the National Rifle Association for...
  • Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

    05/24/2014 5:37:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    wash times ^ | 5/23/14 | d boyer
    President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate. At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population. “Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming....
  • Restaurant With Anti-Gun Policy Robbed at Gunpoint(Created a Killing Zone)

    05/23/2014 4:33:37 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/22/14 | j devaney
    A North Carolina restaurant that posted a sign out front saying it was a gun-free zone was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week. As seen in surveillance video, Eyewitness News 11 reports, three men wearing hooded sweatshirts and wielding handguns entered The Pit, a barbecue restaurant, through the kitchen Sunday night. Two employees were assaulted during the robbery, although the restaurant's owner says, "[t]hey're doing great." The restaurant has a sign on its front window that reads, "No Weapons. No Concealed Firearms." A pro-gun website published a photo of the sign this week in the wake of the robbery. Several...
  • John Cornyn Publicly Mocks Popular Texas Tea Party Leader

    05/21/2014 4:10:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | // | k tate
    Last night Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn took to Twiiter to attack former Texas House candidate and popular Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson. "That tweet was completely unprovoked," Pierson told Breitbart Texas. "With all the tweets Cornyn gets, why would he respond to that one? He was digging at me personally." It is unclear if the tweet was written by a staffer or by Cornyn himself, but according to Pierson, Cornyn said in the past that he controls his own account. "We all know that John Cornyn runs his own Twitter account," Pierson said. "He tells people, 'Just contact me,...
  • VA Fast-Tracks Sex Change for Manning While Vets Die on Waiting Lists (Sickening)

    05/17/2014 8:32:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/16/14 | t rose
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has formally approved the request of Pvt. Bradley Manning, convicted for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, to be temporarily transferred out of military custody in order to undergo expensive hormone therapy and surgery to become a woman. Manning, whose taxpayer-funded request to change his name from Bradley to Chelsea was approved last month by a Kansas court, has been able to obtain repeated diagnoses from military doctors that he suffers from “gender dysphobia”; a condition of someone ‘discontented’ with the sex they were ‘assigned with’ at birth. It was first listed as a medical condition in...
  • Obama-Approved Illegal Alien Assailants:jobs Americans don't want to do-robbing and mugging

    05/17/2014 6:20:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    am thinker ^ | 5/17/14
    Rumor has it that Barack Obama may be readying another Executive Order. This time it’s to halt the deportation of illegal immigrants. That announcement comes just days after America was alerted to the fact that in 2013, with the approval of the Obama administration, ICE released 36,000 illegal immigrant convicts who were patiently awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings similar to the ones the president is currently hoping to do away with. Now, coming out of Tucson, Arizona we hear the story of an innocent woman almost having her skull fractured by an illegal alien drug smuggler as she cleaned...
  • Destroying the game: LeBron Doesn't Play If Sterling Allowed to Stay

    05/14/2014 1:22:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/14/14
    The vice president of the National Basketball Players Association told interviewer Jim Rome that the NBA's marquee player will sit if the NBA's pariah owner doesn't quit. "I was just in the locker room three or four days ago," Derrick Mason Jr. said on Showtime. "LeBron 9and I talked about it. He ain't playing if Sterling is still an owner." James issued similar comments to the Associated Press. The union representative indicated that the four-time MVP's position is widely held within the league. Mason issued a deadline of the start of the 2014-2015 season for the NBA to divorce Donald...
  • Unfit to be President - Romney to GOP: Raise Minimum Wage

    05/09/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 69 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/9/14 | w carruthers
    It is "appropriate" for Republicans to use investigations, such as those into Benghazi and the IRS, for election campaigns, two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday. Romney stressed that the investigations would not be taking place if Republicans did not have a majority in the House. "There would not be an investigation into Benghazi, there would not be an investigation into the IRS, were there not a Republican House. And, so to say, 'Look, elect Republicans so that we can have these kinds of investigations' is appropriate," the former Massachusetts governor told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The issue of using the...
  • Obama's best jokes from the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner

    05/05/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/5/14 | s parnass
    The president's top five jokes from the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner touched on television, the speaker of the House and - of course - He even brought a special guest for an assist at the end.
  • Jamie Foxx: Fox News' Mission Is to Say 'Most Outlandish Stuff' About Minorities

    05/02/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/2/14
    Jamie Foxx doesn't think Fox News star Bill O'Reilly star is a bad guy. The two got to know each other recently at a charity event, and Foxx explored both his impression of the pundit and Fox News' editorial process earlier this week with The Daily Beast. In doing so, Foxx insinuated the conservative channel's coverage reflects an animosity toward people of color. When it comes to Bill O’Reilly or Fox News, what people aren’t factoring in is that they have a huge audience and that’s how they make their money. It’s hard to do, but you sort of have...
  • Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Pane (A mockery of our Republic)

    04/30/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4/29/14 | c may
    Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a Senate aide told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2. According to another aide, however, several weeks after confirming the hearing date, she requested a date switch with the National Institutes of Health budget hearing on May 7. The committee accommodated her request. Now, after announcing her resignation on April 11, she is...
  • Knicks’ Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league

    04/29/2014 5:22:33 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 86 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/28/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson has a different take on the racial fire that’s recently ignited over Clippers owner Donald Sterling, looking at the broader picture to make his main point: It’s high time blacks started their own league, he said. In a tweet, the former star player wrote: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!” It’s not the first time that Mr. Johnson drew critical attention to the fact that the NBA is headed primarily by white executives and played mostly by...
  • Boehner’s Tantrum : His real gripe is with those pesky voters.

    04/29/2014 5:16:52 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    nat review ^ | 4/28/14
    In his home district, Speaker John Boehner offered an explanation for why the House has not moved an immigration bill. “Here’s the attitude: ‘Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhh. This is too hard.’” He continued: “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to. . . . They’ll take the path of least resistance.” We do not doubt that some large number of Republican congressmen fit Boehner’s description. They agree in outline with the immigration bill that the Senate passed last year,...
  • The Oscar goes to…Senator Mary Landrieu

    04/28/2014 6:15:38 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    cfp ^ | 4/26/14 | Jeff Crouere
    After the release of the latest Landrieu campaign commercial, the critics are raving. What an incredible performance from a talented actress! Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has done it again. Elections bring out the best acting from the state’s 18 year incumbent. Every six years, Mary Landrieu adopts the sympathetic character of a “fighter for Louisiana.” In reality, she is a liberal Democrat who votes with President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid, but, during campaigns, Senator Landrieu convinces voters she is constantly opposing leaders in her own party. The result is that Senator Landrieu wins another term in office, quite...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/27/2014 5:29:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/26/14 | David Sherfinski
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. PHOTOS: Best concealed carry handguns In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun...
  • Justice Sotomayor and the affirmative action bitter-enders have lost bigtime(Warning-graphic image)

    04/23/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/23/14 | t lifson
    The American public has woken up to the folly of trying to end racial discrimination by practicing it, dooming affirmative action to a slow death, and the racialist left is not taking the news very well. That is the only conclusion to draw from the extraordinary dissenting opinion yesterday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Schuette v BAMN, the case in which the Court upheld Michigan’s law outlawing racial preferences in state-funded higher education. Sotomayor took the unusual step of reading the dissent aloud from the bench, indicating her vehemence. Justice Sotomayor’s dissent was actually longer than all the other opinions...
  • Obama's legacy: Liar in Chief

    04/21/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/21/14 | r moran
    Excellent editorial in today's Washington Examiner about presidential lying. Specifically, why so many Americans - 61% according to a Fox News poll - think that the president lies "most of the time" and "some of the time." It comes as no surprise today that Obama's defenders are sparing no invective for Fox News in the wake of that survey. But it was the president, not Fox News, who repeatedly and knowingly misled the American people with two infamous Obamacare lies: “You can keep your health insurance if you like it. Period. You can keep your doctor. Period.” For better or...
  • A profound youtube video on what makes America great

    04/21/2014 4:36:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 2012
    Dennis Prager if right on the money
  • But Seriously, Just How Slow-Witted is John Boehner? "I frankly think you’re sort of stupid."

    04/21/2014 3:52:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/21/14 | c edmund wright
    As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss...