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  • How desperate is she? Texas' Davis Says She Would Welcome Obama Visit

    10/23/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/22/14 | newsmax
    Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor. Still trailing by double digits in some polls with less than two weeks until Election Day, Davis is no longer so cautiously staying at arm's length from Obama, who has gloomy approval ratings in Texas but still packs the ability to boost turnout among Democratic voters. First lady Michelle Obama recorded a radio ad for Davis that began airing this month. "I would be thrilled if he or the Clintons, anyone wanted...
  • Why Wendy Can’t Win Like her adoring media, she doesn't understand the state she's running in.

    10/22/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/21/14 | w murchison
    Yes, yes, lady, fine; you got it. But this is barely to scratch the surface of the thing. Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a “war” against — how come Texas “remains strongly Republican”? Which it does and probably will for a while longer, barring divine intervention. I would love to ascribe the reason to good ol’ frontier values as buckskinned and lively now as in the days when John Wayne and such like went around saving us from...
  • Turning waste from whisky-making into fuel — close to commercial reality?

    10/22/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    cfp ^ | 10/22/14 | American Chemical Society
    A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country’s most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel. Celtic Renewables, formed in 2011, has refined its process based on a century-old fermentation technique and is now taking the next step toward a commercial plant, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Ann M. Thayer, a senior correspondent with C&EN, points out that making whisky requires three ingredients: water, yeast and a grain, primarily barley. But only...
  • Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps (Not-Quite-Ready-For_Primetime Candidate)

    10/22/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/21/14 | c hurt
    Where is the GOP’s John Wayne when you need him? Not, apparently, in Texas.When Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan landed in Dallas, he instantly became a deadly international health threat to U.S. citizens and America’s frontline health workers. The Liberian national became the face here for a growing pandemic that has already killed thousands of Africans and is decimating the societal fabric and governmental institutions of three countries in West Africa. Understandably, the man’s diagnosis sparked a rash of panic throughout the country about a horrific, mysterious and incurable disease that Americans had only heard about from far away lands or in...
  • Ted Cruz outlines 10 priorities for a GOP-led Congress: ‘We should lead boldly’

    10/21/2014 5:36:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/20/14 | David Sherfinski
    Should Republicans take full control of Congress after the midterms in a few weeks, Sen. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said in a new op-ed that they should focus on the key priorities of improving the economy, protecting civil liberties and defending national security. Priority No. 1 is jump-starting the economy by passing the Keystone XL Pipeline, opening up land for energy exploration and limiting the EPA from implementing new rules he said will destroy coal jobs and drive up energy bills. Also on the list: Pursue “all means possible” to repeal Obamacare, which he said a Republican president...
  • Obama to Bypass Congress on Easing of Iran Sanctions(Overrides a 99-0 vote in Senate)

    10/20/2014 6:07:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/20/14 | m clyne
    President Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to bypass Congress and suspend most of the sanctions placed on Iran over its nuclear program, The New York Times reports. The president’s efforts to undercut Congress in the negotiations have riled many members, including New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “If a potential deal does not substantially and effectively dismantle Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program, I expect Congress will respond,” said Menendez, who has sponsored legislation to “tighten” sanctions if no deal is struck by Nov. 24. “An agreement cannot allow Iran to...
  • US defies Turkey with drop of arms, ammo to Kurds (Obama disregards NATO ally)

    10/20/2014 6:02:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/20/14
    The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. Central Command (CentCom) said that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the area. CentCom said U.S. C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were intended to enable continued resistance to Islamic State efforts...
  • Ebola outbreak in Central America + open borders = disaster (Ted Cruz speaks)

    10/20/2014 5:52:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/20/14 | c brown
    In an interview yesterday with CNN's Candy Crowley, Senator Ted Cruz made numerous points about Ebola, speaking like a true leader, brushing off her snark. He advocated for common sense measures including a temporary freeze on visas from West African nations where Ebola is raging and for stopping all commercial air travel from those countries until the disease is under control. Cruz also shined a light on an issue less often discussed, which is the disaster that would unfold here in America if Ebola were to take hold in Central and South America. If such a scenario were to develop,...
  • Christmas Comes Early for Hunting Retailers

    10/17/2014 7:09:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/16/14 | m rocco
    Thanks to hunting season, Christmas comes early for megastores that cater to outdoor enthusiasts. Retailers like Cabela’s (CAB) and Bass Pro Shops are known to draw customers who travel many miles to both gear up for hunting season and browse in-store attractions. “Our stores across the U.S. and Canada are what many of our customers love about Bass Pro Shops,” Tammy Sapp, the Springfield, Mo.-based company’s director of communications said. Bass Pro Shops stocks its stores with log and rock work, large indoor aquariums and museum quality fish and wildlife mounts that “pay tribute to a region’s outdoor heritage,” she...
  • CDC Won’t Halt Flights Because It Might Harm Fledgling Economies

    10/17/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/16/14 | e zanotti
    The CDC doesn't seem especially willing to contend with the subject of Ebola virus transportation via air travel. Not to a nurse calling the CDC with potential symptoms of Ebola requesting to take a weekend getaway to Ohio, and most likely to Congress in today's emergency Congressional Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on the Ebola outbreak, featuring CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other directors from the HHS, DHS and FDA. Although Rep. Tim Murphy is reportedly going to try. Yesterday, the White House reiterated that a ban on flights originating in outbreak countries is...
  • CDC Director: Ebola-Infected Nurse Amber Vinson should not have flown

    10/16/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | c street
    Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a news conference Wednesday that a Texas nurse should not have taken a flight the day before she was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. The CDC acknowledged on October 15th that a 26-year-old nurse named Amber Vinson became the second Texas hospital worker who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan; she tested positive for Ebola on October 14th. But the Washington Post reported Vinson had a potentially contagious fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before she boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 back to Dallas-Fort Worth from...
  • NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People

    10/16/2014 4:07:55 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    humanevents ^ | 10/14/14 | Life Legal Defense Foundation
    When the NAACP turned on African-American pro-life advocate, Ryan Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation, slamming them with a frivolous trademark lawsuit, many were surprised. It seemed ironic that the nation’s most prominent black civil rights organization would lash out at those working to “illuminate, educate, and motivate,” especially a group that is led by and works closely with people of color. Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a “friend of the court” amicus brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, supporting Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation in the request to have a prejudicial lower court...
  • Still trust govt to protect us? CDC Gave Latest US Ebola Patient OK to Fly With Slight Fever

    10/15/2014 7:33:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/15 | t beamon
    A second Dallas nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola was allowed to travel on Monday with a slight fever by federal health officials, according to news reports. Amber Vinson, 29, who was flown to Atlanta for treatment on Wednesday, notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before she boarded a plane to Cleveland because of her fever, Dallas NBC affiliate NBCDFW-TV5 reported. "Vinson was not told that she could not fly," a person only identified in the report as a "federal government spokesperson" told the station. Vinson, who was diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday, had been monitoring...
  • Cruz to the Rescue: Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

    10/15/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | s rumpf
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate...
  • Obama Announces 'Surge of Resources into Dallas' ... 2 Weeks After First Ebola Case in US

    10/15/2014 7:15:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/14
    On Tuesday, 16 days after the late Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, President Barack Obama announced, "We are surging resources into Dallas to examine what exactly has happened that ended up infecting the nurse there." "Obviously are thoughts and prayers are with her," he added.
  • Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat(Not Russia, Iran, ISIS)

    10/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/13/14 | c davenport
    The Pentagon released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster response as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map for how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic defense planning situations to a rethinking of the...
  • Kerry: 'Life as You Know It on Earth Ends' If Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

    10/13/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 67 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/13/14 | c bannister
    "Life as you know it on Earth ends" if climate change skeptics are wrong, Sec. of State John Kerry declared Thursday. But, even if climate alarmists are wrong, nothing bad can come of enacting their taxes, restrictions and regulations, Kerry said in a speech at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center: "I'd just say to all of you here that people need to feel the pressure from you. You all know what politics is about. I'm not in it now, but I'm dependent on it to help make the right decisions so that we move in the right direction. A clean...
  • Ebola-infected Dallas hospital worker followed all CDC procedures: CDC says "trust us, don't worry"

    10/12/2014 9:22:58 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 166 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/12/14
    A just-concluded press conference in Dallas, featuring grim-faced officials, revealed that the anonymous worker at the hospital who came down with Ebola followed all CDC procedures, including the use of an isolation suit. Nonetheless, we were told not to worry. Yeah, right. Are they trying to convince people that we are being lied to? When they as good as admit they don’t know how to prevent infections, then telling us to be confident in their medical response accomplishes just the opposite: it spreads panic. Meanwhile, we are lectured to trust them and to keep allowing people form the plague region...
  • UAW publishing names of ‘scabs’ - aka people who don’t want to join UAW

    10/12/2014 9:05:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    cfp ^ | 10/10/14 | d calabrese
    Democrats who hate right-to-work laws in states that have them deride said laws as “right to work for less.” You dumbasses! Why would you not join the union when it’s going to get you more money and protect you from getting fired if you operate machinery drunk and stoned? You don’t know what’s good for you! But shockingly to the unions and their political protectors, some people prefer not to become part of the collective. And their judgment tends to be vindicated when we see how the overlords of the collective behave when this happens. You don’t want to join...
  • Pew: Blacks, Hispanics More Worried than Whites About Contracting Ebola

    10/07/2014 3:28:31 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/7/14 | t lee
    Blacks and Hispanics are more worried than whites about contracting the Ebola virus, according to a new Pew Research survey. The poll, conducted Oct. 2-5, found that "nearly half of blacks (47%) and 39% of Hispanics say they are very or somewhat worried about being exposed to the Ebola virus," while "just 27% of whites are worried" about contracting Ebola. In addition, "women (37%) are somewhat more concerned than men (27%) that they or someone in their family will be exposed to Ebola," and those with with lower levels of education are more worried about getting Ebola than college graduates....
  • Justice Department Blocks Deportation Of Immigrant Beaten By California Police

    10/07/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/6/14
    The Department of Justice has stepped in to free a man from detention by immigration authorities, telling a federal judge that the DOJ needs the man's help with an investigation. The crime Edgar Arzate may have witnessed: his own savage beating at the hands of Santa Ana, California, police officers in June. Arzate had been facing multiple felony charges and was detained for six weeks by immigration authorities. Now the state of California has dismissed all but one charge against him and his deportation proceedings have been put on hold -- an almost complete reversal that was set in motion...
  • Not-Too-Happy Meal: Diners Miffed Over Obamacare Surcharges

    10/07/2014 12:16:13 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 135 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/7/14 | j blosser
    Next time you eat out at a fancy restaurant, don't be surprised if, at the end of your meal, you spot an unfamiliar item on your tab — a surcharge to pay for Obamacare. Diners at high-end restaurants such as Melisse, AOC, and a dozen others in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas have noticed a 3 percent surcharge for employee healthcare tacked on to their bills, and the Los Angeles Times reports that some of the customers are none too happy about it. One diner complained in an online blog, "It's basically management saying 'Obamacare made me do...
  • The Man Who Knew Nothing:the "Smartest guy in the room", has chosen to become a born-again idiot

    10/07/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    cfp ^ | 10/7/14 | d greenfield
    The quintessential question of Watergate was “What did the President know and when did he know it?” Obamagate, the vast scandal that encompasses an entire presidency, offers a preemptive answer. Obama didn’t know anything and he never knew it. At least not until, like smuggling weapons to druglords, bugging journalists, IRSing his political enemies and killing vets, his right hand found out about what his left hand was doing from the morning paper. After skipping 58% of his daily intelligence briefings in Term 1 and 59% of them in Term 2, he went on 60 Minutes and blamed intelligence agencies...
  • The red/blue state knowledge gap:Conservatives show themselves more up on the news than libs

    10/07/2014 6:54:53 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 6 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/6/14
    Democrats may not be quite as smart as they think they are. That’s the conclusion of a new Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey that posed a dozen questions about current events. Republicans emerged as the most informed in the poll. President Obama and his party prefer to think of Republicans as hayseeds who cling bitterly to guns and religion, but it turns out blue-state residents who get their news from National Public Radio aren’t as tuned in to what’s happening in the rest of the world.By a wide margin, Republicans proved more likely to know...
  • Bill O’Reilly: Ben Affleck would be ‘beheaded in a heartbeat’ by jihadists

    10/07/2014 6:40:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/7/14 | c chumley
    Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly came down hard on Hollywood’s Ben Affleck for comments he made in defense of Islam on a recent television appearance, saying the actor is living in denial. Mr. O'Reilly made the remarks while discussing the recent trade of barbs between Mr. Affleck and HBO host Bill Maher, when the former called the latter “racist” and “gross” for saying that liberals are closing their eyes to the dangers of radical Islam. Mr. O'Reilly then reminded how children in the Middle East were cheering in the streets in the days that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
  • Rick Perry announces Ebola task force

    10/06/2014 2:25:57 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 40 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/6/14 | j timm
    With close to 4,000 documented cases of Ebola worldwide recorded as of this weekend, according to the CDC, American officials are working to isolate and prevent the disease from spreading in the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry – whose state is currently handling the only confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States – announced a new task force Monday to handle the current Ebola outbreak and other infectious diseases in the future. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian resident, is receiving treatment for the disease in Dallas. “Today, I issued an executive order creating the Texas task force on...
  • What Would Obama Do If Ebola Came from Israel? (Wish a reporter would ask this question)

    10/06/2014 10:31:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 3 replies
    frontpage ^ | 10/5/14 | Ronn Torossian
    Ronn Torossian is one of America’s most prolific and respected public relations experts. Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the 25 largest independent American PR firms, which was named PR Agency of the Year by the American Business Awards. He is the best-selling author of “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” a book known as an industry “must read.” Torossian is a featured op-ed columnist for The Huffington Post, Newsmax, Wired Magazine and others. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including PR Executive of...
  • Obama, advisers weigh extra Ebola screening for travelers at US airports

    10/06/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/6/14
    President Obama is expected to meet with top health and security officials on Monday to consider whether to launch additional screening at U.S. airports for some travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken African nations. Two top U.S. health officials confirmed to Fox News on Monday that they were looking at those options as they try to contain the Ebola virus. "What will be discussed at the White House is the issue of entry screening," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said. He explained that the first line of defense right now is for travelers to...
  • Ebola case gives Perry real-time leadership test

    10/06/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 10/5/14 | w weissert
    The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives Republican Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test and a chance to look presidential - or ineffective - on a national stage. The once and possibly future White House candidate has seized on similar opportunities before. He deployed 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border this summer after assailing what he called the Obama administration's inaction amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children pouring into U.S. territory. Perry also...
  • Andrew Klavan: Eric Holder: Federal Dick

    10/05/2014 6:25:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. America’s chief law officer has decided to step down and so it’s time to take a farewell look at the career of… “Eric Holder, Federal Dick!” In 2008, Eric Holder Federal Dick became the first black Attorney General of the United States. But that’s all right – there are plenty of decent, honest African Americans too. There’s one who lives right down the road from me. Seems like a great guy. So you can’t blame all of them for one man. Shortly after taking office, Eric Holder Federal Dick declared that...
  • Cal beats Washington State 60-59 (Offense anyone? Losing QB sets new FBS record with 734 yards)

    10/05/2014 6:14:36 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 10/5/14
    Jared Goff threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns as California held on to beat Washington State 60-59 on Saturday in a game in which WSU quarterback Connor Halliday broke the NCAA passing record. Washington State kicker Quentin Breshears attempted a 19-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining and was wide right, preserving the win for California (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12), which is enjoying its best start since 2008. Halliday threw for 734 yards and six touchdowns for Washington State (2-4, 1-2). Washington State has the nation's No. 1 passing attack, while Cal's is No. 8, and the teams did not...
  • AP Poll: Americans Lose Confidence in Goverment's Ability to Protect Under Obama

    10/05/2014 6:03:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/5/14
    Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll. With Election Day about a month away, more than half those in the survey said Washington can do little to effectively lessen threats such as climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty and an unstable job market. "I think what we've got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things," said Joe Teasdale, 59, who lives...
  • 30 Million Could Lose Healthcare Due to Obamacare (Obama and Dems get their wish)

    10/05/2014 5:38:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/4/14 | t beamon
    As many as 30 million Americans could lose their employer-sponsored healthcare at the end of the year because those plans will not meet the requirements of Obamacare, health policy expert Betsy McCaughey said on Saturday. "Most people still get their health insurance through an employer," McCaughey, who also is a Newsmax columnist, told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Fox News program. "Thirty million people could lose their on-the-job coverage this year and be forced onto one of those exchanges. "The plans that the employers bought in the small-group market are suddenly no longer eligible — and employers are...
  • Obama proven wrong, wrong, wrong about Ebola in just 2 weeks(Fron "extremely low" to "now here")

    10/03/2014 5:57:47 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/3/14 | lifson
    While Jack Cashill today focuses on why President Obama cannot be trusted on Ebola, Byron York of the Washington Examiner does a quick accounting of the president’s track record fully supports Cashill’s conclusion. On September 16, the president flew to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta to speak to the public on the disease with the reassuring and authoritative logo of the CDC behind his head. (That was also where the Secret Service allowed him to board an elevator and stand inches away from an un-vetted security contractor with loaded gun, who happened to have an arrest record, but...
  • Why Texas should take over the abilities of illegals to gain entrance to our state; Ebola

    10/02/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    Much has has been made on why the Federal Government refuses to allow states to plug the border of neighboring countries with that state, with the Feds saying this is "usurping" responsibilities of the Federal govt. But what about Ebola? Should the State of Texas continue to allow its citizens to be adversely impacted, even die, from exposure to Ebola by the neglect of the Federal Govt? Doesn't the State of Texas have a duty to protect us? I believe all illegal immigration that is occurring across Texas borders has the same effect: the harm of Texan citizens. The politicians...
  • Obama: US better off but people aren't 'feeling it' (Translation: Americans are too stupid)

    09/29/2014 7:37:55 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/29/14 | r moran
    The president is delusional. Or misinformed. He also has a short memory. How else do you explain his statement that the US is better off since he took office, but citizens just aren't feeling it because we haven't spent hundreds of billions more in stimulating the economy. Washington Free Beacon: President Obama firmly believes the United States is better off now than when he took office, even though the American people cannot “feel” it. During an interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, Obama said, “the country is definitely better off than when I came into office.” “When I came into...
  • US Hits Back at ISIS on Twitter and Facebook (Obama brings a teleprompter to a gunfight)

    09/27/2014 1:09:03 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/26/14 | t beamon
    The U.S. State Department has a hard-hitting Twitter account that posts messages seeking to dissuade people from joining such terrorists groups as the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaida. A post — dated Tuesday, for instance — showed a composite of four dead ISIS fighters killed with text saying that the airstrikes in Syria that killed them were "a major step to getting the job done," the Metro website of the U.K. reports. That tweet on the account — "Think Again Turn Away" — was later deleted, according to Metro. The account is run by the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications...
  • Michelle Obama: American Women Subjugated By Harmful Cultural Norms (no mention of Muslims)

    09/24/2014 1:53:15 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/24/14
    Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama said that American women are suffering under "harmful cultural norms" at a U.N. education event. Mrs. Obama said, "Women here are still woefully underrepresented in our government and the senior ranks of corporations. We still struggle with violence against woman and harmful cultural norms that tell woman how they are expected to look and act
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes political: I can’t resign with this Senate

    09/24/2014 6:44:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 90 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/24/14 | c chumley
    Supreme CourtJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a hard look at the political landscape, saw a Senate that was looming as unfavorable to her leanings and summed up her fate: I can’t resign now — there’s nobody like me who could be confirmed, she said. “Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, [Obama] could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court,” Ms. Ginsburg, 81, said in an Elle Magazine excerpt released on Tuesday. “Anybody who thinks that if...
  • Biden: The Tea Party Is Not Right or Left, They Just Hate Government (Yes, Joe nailed it!)

    09/23/2014 6:34:05 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/22/14
    Monday in an interview with The New York Times' First Draft, Vice President Joe Biden said the Tea Party is to blame for Washington D.C. gridlock because their anti-government views stops lawmakers from "arriving at a consensus." Biden said, “There are a lot of good people involved in the Tea Party but their objective is they don't want the government involved in anything. They are not liberal or conservative they are anti government ” he explained. “Their ends are met best when nothing happens,” which he concluded means, "You cannot sustain a democracy without arriving at a consensus." The vice...
  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 2:20:19 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 113 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/2114 | s rumpf
    At an event today at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates. Perry made his remarks in a "One-on-One Conversation" with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith at the Texas Tribune Festival, an annual event organized by the online media outlet. Breitbart Texas made several queries to Governor Perry's press office for comment, but as of press time, had not received a reply. A UT student...
  • Why We Shouldn't Impeach Barack Obama

    09/20/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/20/14 | Elise Cooper
    In his latest book, The People vs. Barack Obama, Ben Shapiro charges the president with counts of espionage, involuntary manslaughter, violation of internal revenue laws, bribery, and obstruction of justice, not to mention the recent charge of child endangerment. Benghazi, ObamaCare, Fast & Furious, the IRS scandal, the NSA, Solyndra, appointed czars, the James Rosen affair, and the illegal children’s exodus into the U.S. are just some the issues that show how Obama has become an imperial president. The president has decided when to enforce immigration laws, advantageously delayed ObamaCare, and micromanaged the economy, as well as attack the Supreme...
  • John Boehner: I'm Saddled with 'Knuckleheads' (Memoirs of a True Leader)

    09/17/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/17/14 | e jager
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, characterized the Republican majority in his chamber as unreliable. "On any given day, 16 of my members decide they're going to go this way, and all the sudden I have nothing," he told a conference of the International Franchise Association in Washington. "You might notice I have a few knuckleheads in my conference," he said Tuesday to the group's Public Affairs Conference, according to The Hill. The problem has left him with a "paper majority," making it all the more important that the GOP broadens its House majority in the November elections, Boehner said. A...
  • Why EOG Resources Has Gone Conservative (Seeking Alpha article may not be accessed without signin)

    09/16/2014 8:43:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    seeking alpha ^ | 9/15/14
    Summary •EOG does not believe another large shale discovery such as the Bakken or Eagle Ford will be made. •Management sees a supply impasse on the horizon. •Forecasts are for slower oil production growth. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) recently upended Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) as the biggest producer of oil in the United States. Few oil producers, if any, have been able to grow oil production as EOG has over the past decade.But today, EOG's management is telling a very different story; one of caution and slowing production growth in the lower 48 states. Part of this newfound caution...
  • Texas captain goofs on coin toss, UCLA receives ball to start both halves(Coached by amateur)

    09/14/2014 4:55:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    yeahoo ^ | 9/13/14 | s cooper
    The coin toss for a college football game is a fairly simple thing. A captain from the visiting team calls heads or tails and ordinarily, if he wins the toss, he gets to choose whether his team will receive the kickoff to start the game or he can defer that choice to the second half. Apparently one of Texas’ team captains had trouble understanding this against UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins won the toss and elected to defer their choice to the second half. At that juncture, Texas was given the opportunity to choose whether to receive the opening kickoff...
  • Employees Quit Gun-Free Chipotle, Cite 'Borderline Sweatshop Conditions'

    09/11/2014 5:22:56 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/11/14 | a hawkins
    On September 10, one of the stores in the gun-free Chipotle chain "temporarily closed" after employees "walked off the job," citing their work environment/conditions. This particular Chipotle was located in State College, Pennsylvania. According to, the employees affixed a note to the drive-thru window explaining their actions: "Want to know why we are closed? Ask our corporate offices why we are forced to work in borderline sweatshop conditions." On May 20, Breitbart News reported that Chipotle banned guns in their restaurants. By doing this, Chipotle became one of the first of six businesses which Moms Demand Action successfully pressured...
  • Susan Rice: This Is 'Very Different' from a War. (Incompetent or just plain stupid?"

    09/11/2014 5:11:52 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/11/14
    Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer," Obama White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the president's actions against ISIS are "very different" from America being at war. Rice said, "I don't know whether you want to call it a war or sustained counterterrorism campaign. I think, frankly, this is a counterterrorism operation that will take time. It will be sustained. We will not have American combat forces on the ground fighting as we did in Iraq and Afghanistan which is what I think the American people think of when they think of a war. So I...
  • Electricity Prices on the Rise; New England Leads the Pack

    09/07/2014 2:53:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/5/14
    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential electricity prices have risen by 3.2 percent during the first 6 months of this year compared to the first 6 months of last year—the highest year-over-year growth in 5 years. But, the real story is that New England’s residential electricity prices have risen 11.8 percent over that period—the highest increase anywhere in the nation. That is because New England is shuttering low-cost coal and nuclear plants and replacing them with new natural gas plants and mandated renewable energy sources. Worse, New England has done this against a backdrop of in-sufficient pipeline capacity...
  • Ex-Justice Lawyer: Holder Incapable of Neutrality on Cop Shooting

    08/23/2014 6:02:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/22/14
    Attorney General Eric Holder is biased and incapable of neutrality in the case of the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri, according to J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department lawyer. "Of course he's not capable of being unbiased. Attorney General Holder is all about race," Adams told Ben Swann, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "He said things he shouldn't have said, he went places he shouldn't have gone … he talked about his record of the police harassing him as he sees it, he talked about promising...
  • Probe into Brown shooting goes to pot ("shows that Brown was the quintessential American teenager")

    08/19/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    WP ^ | 8/18/14 | J Capehart
    Reading the profile of Michael Brown by Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times over the weekend, one paragraph stood out. He was heavyset and quiet, but not shy. He recorded rap music with his best friend and smoked marijuana with other young men. Hennessy-Fiske also points out that cigarillos, the kind that Brown allegedly stole from a convenience store, are “often used to smoke marijuana.” So, it should hardly come as a shock that Michael Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. If anything, this...