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  • Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by bestintxas · 63 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 · 51 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 · 18 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...
  • Obamacare’s Annus Horribilis

    12/31/2014 8:39:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    nat review ^ | 12/31/14 | m malkin
    There’s no candy-coating the truth: Obamacare has had a very terrible, horrible, crappy, none-too-happy year. What it really means is that the victims of Obamacare — taxpayers, health-care consumers, health-care providers, employers, and employees — have had a hellish, nightmarish 2014. Let’s start with premiums. President Candy Land promised that he’d “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.” But premiums for people in the individual market for health insurance have spiked over the past year. In fact, Forbes health policy journalist Avik Roy and the Manhattan Institute analyzed 3,137 counties and found that individual-market premiums...
  • OU is embarrassing the BIG12

    12/29/2014 4:18:31 PM PST · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    12/29/14
    They look like High School playing college team in the Bowl game. Stoops looks like a deer-in-the-headlights on the sideline
  • POPE: UN MUST FIGHT 'GLOBAL WARMING'

    12/29/2014 1:02:45 PM PST · by bestintxas · 333 replies
    the guardian ^ | 12/27/14 | j vidal
    He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up Vatican politics. But can Francis achieve a feat that has so far eluded secular powers and inspire decisive action on climate change? It looks as if he will give it a go. In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to...
  • For Jonathan Gruber, 2015 could be even worse -- much worse -- than 2014

    12/29/2014 6:41:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/29/14 | t lifson
    The inimitable Howie Carr, Boston Herald columnist and syndicated talk show host, is on the case of MIT economist/Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, and has written a priceless column outlining what may lie ahead for the man who considers American voters stupid. You see, Gruber, in billing various states and the feds millions of dollars in consulting fees, included substantial time billed to research assistants. Perhaps you recall Gruber’s appearance before a Congressional committee last month. Whenever he was asked about providing back-up documentation for his multi-million-dollar bills, Goober would squeak: “You’ll have to take that up with my attorney.” Not...
  • Ending Executive Amnesty: Let’s strike a blow for states’ rights.

    12/28/2014 8:11:11 AM PST · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    nat review ^ | 12/27/14 | Josh Gelernter
    This week, Tennessee became the 25th state to join a lawsuit against the president’s executive amnesty order. The lawsuit may work, but there’s another, more direct, and considerably more interesting redress against executive overreach. Proposed in 1798 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. In 1798, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, which were signed into law by President John Adams. The A&S Acts comprised four bills that increased the federal government’s power to shut up dissenters; most noxious was a provision that permitted the prosecution of anyone who said anything about the government that the government considered “seditious.” Fourteen...
  • Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

    12/16/2014 5:39:41 PM PST · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/16/14 | s dinan
    The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review. In its first extended legal filing in one of the court challenges to the new amnesty, the Justice Department says courts have long held that an agency’s decision whether or not to prosecute someone or to enforce the law is entitled to “absolute discretion.”“Federal courts sit to decide cases and controversies, not to resolve disagreements about policy or politics,” said Joyce R....
  • Lower Oil and King Dollar Are Unambiguously Good Don’t listen to the naysayers.

    12/13/2014 5:58:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    nat review ^ | 12/12/14 | l kudlow
    We all know that the American energy revolution, led by the new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has created a flood of new shale-oil and natural-gas production that has overwhelmed world markets and driven prices down by roughly 40 percent. End-of-week crude oil closed near $57 a barrel, and the national average gasoline price finished at $2.60. No matter what the naysayers are trying to sell, the new energy reality is unambiguously good for the U.S. and global economies. There may be some dislocations among countries, sectors, or companies, but the overwhelming impact is positive. In fact, the...
  • The Nuclear Option: If Republicans Don't Fight Now, They Never Will

    12/11/2014 5:30:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/10/14 | c hurt
    Call it the mysterious case of the Incredible Shrinking GOP. Barely one month ago, the party sailed to victory in one of the biggest rout election waves of the past century. They ran the board and took control of the U.S. Senate. They grew to historic levels in the U.S. House. The Democratic Party was left in tatters in state, local, and governor races across the country. But today, just a few weeks later, before GOPers even take hold of their new reins of power, the party is crying poverty. They are stricken with paralysis. House Speaker John A. Boehner,...
  • Spending bill hits hurdle as Pelosi demands changes, conservatives peel off

    12/10/2014 4:30:44 PM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/10/14
    <p>Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike threw a wrench Wednesday into congressional leaders’ hopes of quickly passing a newly struck budget deal, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that certain provisions be stripped.</p> <p>The California Democrat had been coy for days over whether she would support the plan being hammered out in closed-door negotiations to fund the government past a Thursday-at-midnight deadline.</p>
  • The path to Irrelevancy:LeBron, Irving in 'I Can't Breathe' tees

    12/09/2014 4:24:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    espn ^ | 12/9/14 | Dave McMenamin and Mike Mazzeo
    Several players on both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, including LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving and Deron Williams, wore black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during pregame warm-ups Monday, following in the footsteps of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose who wore the same shirt in a game Saturday to show support for the family of Eric Garner. Of his T-shirt, LeBron James said: "It's not a Cavs thing. It's a worldly thing." "It's not a Cavs thing," James said before the game. "It's a worldly thing." On several occasions in the past couple weeks, James has spoken out about...
  • House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/08/2014 5:49:43 AM PST · by bestintxas · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/8/14 | m boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • MY TITLE: Obama's History of Smoking Put Him at Risk for Acid Reflux

    President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the president's physician said. "The president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly," Obama's doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing such symptoms as heartburn and sore throat. Special: Nursing Home Nightmare, 3 Ways to Live In Your Home Forever Obama, 53, went to Walter Reed military hospital for a...
  • Expert’s take: What’s happening in the fraccing industry?

    12/05/2014 6:35:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    human events ^ | 12/5/14 | t mull
    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has taken the U.S. by storm, and as is the case with most industries that boost the economy, the federal government is seeking to crack down on the industry and regulate it out of existence. Nicolas Loris, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, weighs in on how fracking is faring across the country, and how the government is influencing the energy industry: What is the status of hydraulic fracturing across the country? I know that it’s a very controversial issue in many states, and that Texas recently issued a municipal...
  • Top GOP Leader Promises Total Amnesty In 2015(Or how to work with Dems to kill the USA)

    12/05/2014 6:10:03 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    daily caller ^ | 12/5/14 | n munro
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top committee chairman says he wants an immigration bill that would allow millions of foreign migrants to stay and work jobs sought by Americans. “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress… to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create circumstances where we can have people be in this country and work, and where not one person is quote ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported,’” said Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful...
  • Second Amendment: Is concealed carry a privilege or a right?

    12/03/2014 6:29:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    human events ^ | 12/3/14 | s greenhut
    The federal courts would never uphold a law requiring people to show “good cause” before they could speak in public or march in a parade. It would be a violation of our First Amendment rights. Yet an ongoing court battle examines whether similar rules regarding the carrying of firearms is an equally outrageous violation of the Second Amendment. The case started in 2008 in San Diego County, when Edward Peruta and other gun owners challenged San Diego County’s process for issuing concealed-carry permits. State law gives sheriffs the power to determine “good cause” – and San Diego County required documentation...
  • Disney, The company of Atheists, considers 'God' is profanity - Why did Disney block God?

    12/03/2014 6:19:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/1/14 | t starnes
    Update: After the following column appeared on FoxNews.com, Disney issued the following statement on Tuesday, December 2: “Disney employs word filtering technology to prevent profanity from appearing on our websites. Unfortunately, because so many people attempt to abuse the system and use the word “God” in conjunction with profanity, in an abundance of caution our system is forced to catch and prevent any use of the word on our websites. The company would have been happy to explain our filtering technology to the inquiring family had they contacted us.” It turns out you can give thanks for a lot of...
  • CONSERVATIVES UP IN ARMS:Pushback may force Boehner to ally with Dems to delay immigration fight

    12/03/2014 6:10:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/3/14
    Conservative Republicans are pushing back hard against House Speaker John Boehner's plan to effectively push off the battle over President Obama's immigration plan to next year in order to pass a spending bill, increasing the likelihood he'll need help from Democrats to get it through the House and Senate. The speaker on Tuesday had put forward a plan to address two tricky issues: letting Republicans vent over the president's controversial immigration executive actions, while also backing a spending bill to keep the government running past Dec. 11, when current funding runs out. Boehner's solution is to call a vote on...