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  • Scott Walker Is a Threat to the Existing Social Order

    02/23/2015 11:17:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-23-15 | Robert Tracinski
    When Barack Obama was first elected president, a number of my readers were in deep despair about American politics and the state of our culture. So I set out to compile an inventory of what is still going right with our culture, the reserves of strength we were going to have to draw on to survive the Obama era. One of my examples was Mike Rowe’s show “Dirty Jobs.” That led to some further ruminations about why people on the right tend to gravitate to shows like his, which celebrate the value of work. Rowe himself has been understandably cautious...
  • The Upper Middle Class Is Ruining America

    01/31/2015 9:42:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | January 30, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    I first encountered the upper middle class when I attended a big magnet high school in Manhattan that attracted a decent number of brainy, better-off kids whose parents preferred not to pay private-school tuition. Growing up in an immigrant household, I’d felt largely immune to class distinctions. Before high school, some of the kids I knew were somewhat worse off, and others were somewhat better off than most, but we generally all fell into the same lower-middle- or middle-middle-class milieu. So high school was a revelation. Status distinctions that had been entirely obscure to me came into focus. Everything about...
  • The devalued American worker: The past three recessions sparked a chain reaction of layoffs

    12/15/2014 7:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jim Tankersley
    Midway through the last game of the 2013 Carolina League season, after he’d swept peanut shells and mopped soda off the concourse, Ed Green lumbered upstairs to the box seats to dump the garbage. Green was already 12 hours into his workday. He rose at dawn to lay tar on the highway. As the sun sank, he switched uniforms and drove to BB&T Ballpark, where he runs the custodial crew for a minor-league baseball team. Now it was dark and his radio was crackling. It was his boss, asking him to head back downstairs. Green walked onto the first-base line...
  • Why America’s middle class is lost

    12/13/2014 6:44:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jim Tankersley
    One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. And then another day, not too long after, he sat at a long wood bar with a black-and-white television hanging over it, and he watched that hunk of metal land a man on the moon. On July 20, 1969 — the day of the landing — Thompson sipped his Budweiser and thought about all the people who had ever stared at that moon. Kings and queens and Jesus Christ himself. He marveled at how when it came time to...
  • Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

    11/12/2014 7:27:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/12/14 | staff
    Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class. Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, “Middle-Class Joe.” “In Washington, that’s not meant as a compliment–it means you’re not sophisticated,” Biden said.
  • Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Next Election

    09/08/2014 1:22:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 7, 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Race is always a hot button topic in the U.S., but rising and rampant economic inequality will likely be the issue that propels people to the voting booth. Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and along the U.S.-Mexico border may seem to suggest that race has returned as the signature issue in American politics. We can see this already in the pages of mainstream media, with increased calls for reparations for African-Americans, and expanded amnesties for the undocumented. Increasingly, any opposition to Obama’s policies is blamed on deep-seated white racism. Yet in reality, race will not define the 2014 election, or...
  • B.C. Woman Sues Ex-Boyfriend To Pay For Failed Class After Breakup (Canada)

    09/03/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via ^ | 29AUG2014 | CP Staff Writer
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress over the breakup. Roopam Plawn, a marketing student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, says in her notice of claim that she is seeking $500 for the class, $600 for anxiety, depression, insomnia and loss of working time and performance and $250 for "severe distress." She also wants Jasmeet Ahluwalia to pay court costs. Plawn says in the court document that she met the international student in September 2013, they broke up in early 2014, got...
  • The End of Tanning?

    08/25/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 25, 2014 | Olga Khazan
    Ryan Baker, a director of operations for Palm Beach Tan, ushers me through the narrow, pastel hallways of one of the chain's salons in Washington, D.C. It's a tiny place, squeezed into a strip mall between a Chipotle and a beauty parlor. But in a pinch, some see it as a mini-vacation—a dose of artificial sunshine when life’s too busy, or the outside world too cloudy, for the real thing. ....................................................... And that's the next big challenge for health agencies. Despite how rapidly the warnings and taxes and regulations have beat back the sunbed industry, there’s still something a little...
  • Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

    07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies ^ | 7-24-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points. An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.” The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.” According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain...
  • Employee Of The Month - In Obama's America

    06/14/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-14-14 | James Raider
    Unforeseen by most of us a decade ago, but predicted by many of us six years ago, the invasion of government into our lives is almost complete.  The use of the IRS to not only invade your financial affairs, but to also trespass on the process of your very personal health care, appears to have become an acceptable undertaking by 40% of the population, given the continuing level of support for this Administration.  This tyrannical and despotic stance is only one symptom of the disease eating at the fabric of the Republic. From the top down, the current Administration's ideological mindsets is being dispersed to affect...
  • Sen. John Cornyn: We can’t win in 2016 without resolving immigration reform

    05/21/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 17, 2014
    Clearly immigration was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with a milquetoast Republican candidate who had been on both sides of so many issues that a good portion of Republican voters just stayed home. No, forget the moderate candidate. It was the Hispanic vote that killed us! Also, I’ve got some unicorns in my back yard I’ll be glad to sell you on the cheap.
  • Money Can't Buy Trustworthiness

    04/25/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 25, 2014 | David Destend
    What defines low socioeconomic status? Objectively, it means fewer economic resources and educational opportunities, less access to elite schools and clubs, more subordinate positions in the workplace, and increased levels of stress. For the upper-class, it’s just the inverse: more resources, more leisure, less stress. ......................................................... From the realities facing each group, you might assume that members of the lower-class would be more focused on meeting their own survival needs and, thereby, prioritize their needs over those of others. As a result, you might also expect them to be less trustworthy as compared to members of the upper-class who, given...
  • Piketty's charge: How a French economist 'rock star' is 'freaking out' the super rich

    04/25/2014 3:52:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wicked Local ^ | 4/24/14 | Michael de Groote
    Just looking at the headlines about Thomas Picketty shows that something is up. The Wall Street Journal says he "Revives Marx." The New York Times calls him a "Rock Star." ...What Piketty has done, according to the official book description on Amazon, is look at the growing economic inequality and concentration of wealth. He examines data from the 1700s and forward and finds social and economic patterns that he says show what is at fault....
  • The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America

    04/23/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    For most of Canada's existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans. Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Back in the year 2000, middle class Canadians were earning much less than middle class Americans, but since then there has been a dramatic shift. At this point, middle class Canadians are actually earning more than middle class Americans are. The Canadian economy has been booming thanks to a rapidly growing oil industry, and meanwhile the U.S. middle class has been steadily shrinking. If current trends continue, a whole bunch...
  • 28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Towards Extinction

    02/06/2014 5:34:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/6/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, The death of the middle class in America has become so painfully obvious that now even the New York Times is doing stories about it. Millions of middle class jobs have disappeared, incomes are steadily decreasing, the rate of homeownership has declined for eight years in a row and U.S. consumers have accumulated record-setting levels of debt. Being independent is at the heart of what it means to be "middle class", and unfortunately the percentage of Americans that are able to take care of themselves without government assistance continues to decline....
  • Ex-University of North Carolina professor charged over no-show class

    12/02/2013 5:16:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/02/13
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – A former professor at the center of an academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged with a felony, accused of receiving $12,000 in payment for a lecture course in which he held no classes. **SNIP** Nyang'Oro, who retired in 2012, could face up to 10 months in prison if convicted. The university said it recouped the $12,000 from his final paycheck.
  • The Republican Donor Class Doesn't Understand What We're Up Against

    11/11/2013 5:04:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 11-11-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I sometimes wonder, and I'm sure you do, too, if the Republican Party really knows what they're up against. Let me tell you a little story here that happens to be true. I don't think the Republicans have the slightest idea. I think they are so far behind the times, in terms of where the culture is. They certainly do not know, I'm convinced, enough about their political opponents to effectively deal with 'em. Try this. This is a short little story, not a big deal. It's from CBS Eyeball News in Annapolis, Maryland. Just recently last...
  • MSU Prof. To Class: ‘Republicans Are Dead White People Who Raped This Country’

    09/04/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Michigan State University (MSU) officials will investigate anti-Republican comments award-winning professor William Penn was secretly recorded making to his literature class on Thursday, a school spokesman told Campus Reform Tuesday evening. “At MSU it is important the classroom environment is conducive to a free exchange of ideas and is respectful of the opinions of others,” Kent Cassella,an MSU spokesman wrote. “MSU is thankful we’ve been made aware of the situation,” he said, referring the secret video recording which was viewed by hundreds of individuals on Tuesday. “We will be looking into it,” he added.
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Poll: Obama No Help to the Middle Class

    08/01/2013 3:52:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    USNews ^ | 8/1/13 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Despite his ongoing campaign to promote his economic agenda, President Obama is having trouble persuading the country that his policies are helping the middle class. The latest Monmouth University poll finds that a plurality of Americans think Wall Street and other elites have been served better than the middle class by the president. Only 12 percent of Americans said middle class families have greatly benefited from Obama's policies, while 46 percent said they haven't benefited at all and an additional 39 percent say they have benefited only a "little." [READ: GOP Strategist: Obama in a 'World of Hurt'] There is...
  • Obama Among The Middle Class: The Photo Album So Far

    07/30/2013 6:52:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/30/13 | Tyler Durden
    First, the middle class organizer-in-chief was channeling the TOTUS from Knox College in Illinois. He sounded very persuasive and his speech had all the right accents and dramatic pauses.  Then, the TOTUS used its now traditional presidential vessel to deliver even more remarks in Jacksonville, Florida.  The speech was full of climaxes and denouements, protagonists and antagonists, and applause and laughter breaks interspersed with virtuoso precision. Today, the wealth redistributor par excellence came to us live from an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, TN where with dramatically rolled-up sleeves, Obama praised a vision of a full-time middle class to a fulfillment center...
  • Helen Mirren dresses like Queen Elizabeth, grants sick child's wish to meet [royalty]

    05/22/2013 9:22:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/13
    <p>Helen Mirren has granted a boy’s dying wish to meet the Queen — by dressing as Her Majesty and inviting him round for tea.</p> <p>Oliver Burton, ten, may have just weeks to live after being hit by cancer for a third time.</p>
  • Obama visits Baltimore, tries to turn focus to efforts to help middle class

    05/17/2013 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/17/13 | David Nakamura
    BALTIMORE — President Obama insisted Friday that he is focused on improving the lives of middle-class Americans, despite being buffeted in Washington by a trio of controversies that have threatened to distract him from his second-term agenda. Capping one of the most difficult weeks of his tenure, Obama left the Beltway for this city 40 miles north to try to change the subject from the problems of his administration and refocus attention on his efforts to create middle-class jobs. He toured an elementary school, manufacturing plant
  • W outclasses Barack and Bill, without even trying [says a "hardcore Democrat" who knew both well]

    04/25/2013 8:01:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    DALLAS — Shortly after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fellow reporter who’d covered President George W. Bush all eight years told me she’d had enough of the travel and stress and strain of the White House beat, that she was moving on. We reminisced about all the places we’d been, all the crazy days and wild nights, all the history we’d seen — first hand. Just before we said our goodbyes, I asked her if she’d miss covering President Obama. “Not at all. He’s an inch deep. Bush is a bottomless chasm, a deep, mysterious, emotional, profound man....
  • Former PLU football coach Frosty Westering has died

    04/12/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT · by llevrok · 2 replies
    KING 5 TV Seattle ^ | 4/12/2013 | Chris Eagan
    Former PLU head football coach Forrest "Frosty" Westering has died. He was 85. For more than four decades Frosty was a college football coach. From 1972 to 2003 he led Pacific Lutheran University to four national titles. Frosty's 305 career wins rank him 9th among all college football coaches, but the wins didn’t make the man. For Frosty, excellence on the field was only a by-product of his overall life philosophy. "I’m not going to use fear, I’m going to use caring, I’m going to use love, actually," he said. "It shows you can do it the right way and...
  • As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class...

    02/21/2013 4:59:44 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 3 replies ^ | February 0 2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    Modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the expansion of government, indeed in the growth of a government-based “ruling class.” They have relished that role despite their voters. Thus these leaders gradually solidified their choice to no longer represent what had been their constituency, but to openly adopt the identity of junior partners in that ruling class. Republican leaders neither parry the insults nor vilify their Democratic counterparts in comparable terms because they do not want to beat the ruling class, but to join it in solving the nation’s problems.... (excerpt)
  • Rubio Downplays Time Cover: "There is only one Savior" [JESUS]

    02/08/2013 4:01:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 2/7/13 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took to Twitter on Thursday to downplay this week's issue of Time Magazine, which features a cover story labeling him "The Republican Savior." There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus —Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) Feb. 7, 2013 The profile focuses on Rubio's push for comprehensive immigration reform, calling him the "great Hispanic hope of the Republican Party" after a 2012 election cycle that saw Hispanic voters break heavily for President Obama.
  • New Social Class Coming

    02/01/2013 9:44:10 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 6 replies
    Japan has recognized a new class of citizenry. They exist here too in great abundance. After the Fascist-Progressives get all the money they can get from the middle class and the rich and wealthy and still find themselves wanting, this is the next target group. They won't even have to tax them to fill their coffers. In just three years, Japan will reap 74 billion from them. But Japan has a labor shortage problem, and this could also be a way to solve that problem. It is also preferable to raising the minimum wage. So who is this new social/political...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • “Dinner For Schmucks?”

    01/25/2013 9:47:11 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2013 | Deborah Lambert
    it appears that not even foreign language classes on our nation’s campuses are immune to the scourge of radical ideology. Ohio State student Patrick Seaworthy reported in The College Fix that he signed up for a German II class last fall, expecting to learn some of the finer points of German language and conversation. Instead, he quickly discovered that he was the only conservative in a class where “learning German took a back seat to discussions of the prowess of Barack Obama, American narcissism, the virtues of socialism, the sad plight of Chicago’s teachers, and why the U.S. military is...
  • Neo-Bolshevik CA Teacher Union Employs Cute Class-Warfare Cartoon to Drum-Up Hatred 4 the Evil Rich

    12/06/2012 5:19:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    With radical bonehead Ed Asner narrating, great This crap will make you sick: manipulative indoctrination propaganda -it looks like something you'd see out of Pyongyang- that will inevitably be shown in a classroom full of impressionable, young children, and at taxpayer expense (!) Maybe somebody should tell these Obammunist losers that top earners in the Golden State are already slated to be paying over half their income in taxes next year- but since when do we ever we allow ourselves to be topped by France, eh libs? [YouTube] Update: Below summary replaces original video -which portrayed 'the rich' urinating on the poor-  since the California...
  • Blood lust

    11/21/2012 1:52:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-21-12 | DrJohn
    An article in the Wall St. Journal paints a gloomy picture for the future U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery.Half of the nation's 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to a review by The Wall Street Journal of securities filings and conference calls. Nationwide, business investment in equipment and software—a measure of economic vitality in the corporate sector—stalled in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009. Corporate investment in new...
  • The Battleground Poll 9/24/2012

    09/29/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT · by faucetman · 67 replies
    The Tarrance Group ^ | 9/29/2012 | Faucetman
    "In our latest Politico/GWU Battleground Poll with middle class families, which comprise about fifty-four percent (54%) of the total American Electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a fourteen-point advantage (55%-41%)."
  • Republican poll analysis: Romney winning with middle-class families

    09/24/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies ^ | By ED GOEAS and BRIAN NIENABER
    Overall, Obama leads Romney by just 3 points on the ballot (50 percent to 47 percent)–which before we rounded up, is actually a 2.6 point lead and only up a half-a-percentage point from the 2.1 point lead for Obama in our last Battleground poll in early August. In our latest POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll with middle-class families,which comprise about 54 percent of the total American electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a 14-point advantage (55 percent to 41 percent). Middle-class families are more inclined to believe the country is on the...
  • Caption This

    09/17/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies
    Hey, when you gotta go… President Obama was speaking today at a rally in Cincinnati, but one attendee ended up stealing the president's spotlight. Apparently, when nature calls, sometimes you just can't ignore it. Even if you're in public. Not far from the president of the United States. In front of cameras. Just take a look behind the podium at the guy who thinks he's masking his deed under the cover of some trees. Maybe he just couldn't handle the excitement of the situation? Or perhaps he was just drinking too much political Kool-Aid? Either way, he probably picked...
  • Decline of Middle Class Not Obama's Fault

    09/09/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2012 | LZ Granderson
    This is why Pew found that "85% of self-described middle-class adults say it is more difficult now than it was a decade ago for middle-class people to maintain their standard of living." We're working just as hard as in years past, but we're behind the 8-ball because for most of the country, wages are not even set to meet the cost of living. Indeed, some of us are closer to being poor than middle class and don't know it. The 2011 middle class median income started at $39,418 for a family of three. Yet Pew found some families making less...
  • What is the Middle Class?(Flashback 2008-More Than $97,000 a Year, It's Upper Class)

    09/03/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    American Public Media ^ | January 11, 2008 Transcript | Tess Vigeland
    So, is there a hard and fast number to define the middle class?United States government, you wanna help us out here? No? Not really?Well, at least there's an official poverty line. In 2007, it was an annual income under $20,650 for a family of four.As for middle class, well, the Congressional Research Service issued a report last year pegging middle class income as between $19,000 a year and $91,000 a year.But even the specialist in quantitative economics who put together that study said there is no consensus or official government definition.So we decided to ask around. First up; Brookings Institution...
  • "Middle Class Americans" is a made-up-term

    07/15/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 33 replies
    google books ^ | 2012 | google
    Of the 300+ books on google books using the term, "middle class America", only one earliest is 1971, a few in 1980`s and 95% in 1990`s and 2000`s til now. I never heard the term "middle class Americans" in my youth, not even in college sociology classes in 1960`s. It appears to be a made-up-term borrowed from English social class structure as defined by Webster. These communist sociologists try to force an Englsh social model upon America which is impossible- to make a square peg fit a round hole in an fallacious attempt to define a fluid social dynamic of...
  • 2008 Obama: Health Care Should "Never Be Purchased With Tax Increases On Middle Class Families."

    07/01/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/28/12 | GOPICYMI
    At a Campaign rally in 2008, Obama said that health care should not purchased with a tax increase (October 4, 2008).
  • Biden: Republicans don’t understand ‘us’ in the middle class

    06/27/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/12 | Charlie Spiering
    In spite of a conflicting narrative, Vice President Joe Biden identified himself with the middle class, while campaigning in Iowa this afternoon, insisting to the audience that Republicans don’t understand “us” in the middle class. Biden added that being middle class was more of a “way of life,” than an income level. “I love these other guys, they talk about us as a number, ‘Was it $49,270 or $52,719 dollars? What’s the definition of the middle class?’” Biden said. “The middle class, is a value set, the middle class is a way of life.”
  • The Language of Deception

    06/01/2012 2:38:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-01-12 | Paul Acosta
    Ex KGB defector and university professor Yuri Bezmenov once said, “It is worth noting that the stated goal of the communist dialect is to nudge people from the truth a little bit at a time, until they are so convinced of false realities, that they are no longer capable of discerning the truth even when they see it in front of their own eyes.” The left’s Orwellian usage of language is so scientifically deceptive, that most of us have friends or family members, who although otherwise reasonable, have been so profoundly nudged from the truth, that no amount of...
  • Three Cheers for Income Inequality

    05/30/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-30-12 | Vince
    One can’t but hear the almost daily drumbeat from the left about how unequal things are in the United States. There is an income disparity between the haves and the have-nots where Wall Street bankers take millions of dollars home to their Greenwich mansions while millions of others work for minimum wage and can’t afford their own home, never mind something resembling a mini-Versailles. That may be true, but the reality is, inequality exists today, inequality has always existed, and inequality will always exist. Why? Because people are simply different. People have different motivations, different skillsets, different temperaments, different...
  • South Bend class aims to take the fear out of handling a gun(IN)

    04/29/2012 6:44:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Melanie Yuill
    The percentage of women who own a gun is at a new high. Statistics show 43% of women are packing heat. And a class was held in South Bend Saturday morning to make sure women know how to use those guns. Julia Johnson is learning how to use a gun because she doesn't always feel safe at home. "My husband works overseas and so I'm home alone sometimes and I want to feel like I can sleep at night," said Johnson. And it's not just herself she's worried about protecting. "I have a five year old at home," said Johnson....
  • 7.3% of Keys residents can be packing(FL)

    04/29/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | ADAM LINHARDT
    About a dozen people sat in the smallish classroom at Down Range Concepts in Key West on Thursday, ready to begin learning the ins and outs of Florida's concealed carry law, firearms safety and the legal liability that accompanies carrying a weapon. Among the students was Rob Nevius, a boat captain and fishing charter guide who has been on the waters around Key West for more than 15 years. The time had come, the captain said, to inquire about guns and learn the law. "There have been boat hijackings," Nevius said. "It does happen out there." Standing before the group...
  • Get ready for new face of gun owners(FL)

    04/29/2012 6:33:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 29 April, 2012 | John Romano
    They stood side by side, staring intently at the iced tea jugs resting on the ground in front of them. The teacher. The widow. The student, the homemaker and the businesswoman. It is a Saturday afternoon, and they are among more than two dozen people who have paid $50 to be here. To watch videos, listen to instructors and feel safer than before. For just a few moments, it is virtually silent. And then comes an explosion of thunder as they begin raising pistols and blasting away at the doomed jugs before them. • • • Chances are, someone in...
  • WCI Free Concealed Carry License Training Course Elkhorn, WI April 28Th 2012(WI)

    04/19/2012 12:19:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2012 | WCI
    Wisconsin --( This class is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. If you already have your proof of training please mention this opportunity to any friends/family who would like to obtain their concealed carry license. After completing this class, you will leave with a proof of training certificate you need to submit to the Dept. of Justice to receive your concealed carry license. Please print out the following attachments and bring to the class. Register for the FREE class at the following link: If you have any friends/family that would like to attend copy the link above and send...
  • Flashback Video: Obama “Lay Off My Wife Low Class GOP”

    04/12/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Ironic Surrealism ^ | 4/12/12 | youtube
    From the 2008 campaign. Video at link.
  • Obama to perpetuate class warfare with Buffett Rule!

    04/11/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 2 replies
    4-11-12 | JOHNWK
    See: Obama takes 'Buffett Rule' on the road “The president believes in standing up for the middle class and making our tax system fairer, where everyone plays by the same set of rules, in order to ensure the economic security of the middle class,” the White House said in a release announcing the event at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. For those who are not familiar with the ``Buffett Rule``, it is a class warfare tax whose roots are found in the Marxist handbook, and is designed by conniving politicians to buy the votes of one economic class by...
  • Sheriff's Office Offering Free Citizens Firearms Safety Classes(GA)

    03/14/2012 4:18:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | NA
    Registration is now open for free Citizens Firearms Safety classes offered by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. Course material will taught in two-part sessions. The first takes place in a classroom and the second on the range. Particpants in the range session will need to provide their own firearm, ammunition and safety gear, according to a news release. The classroom sessions take place from 7-9 p.m. on March 22, April 12, May 3, May 17, May 24 and June 7. The range dates are March 24, April 14, May 5, May 17, May 26 and June 9. Call 706-769-3945 to...
  • Longview Police to host women’s handgun safety class(TX)

    03/13/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Longview Police Department
    LONGVIEW — The Longview Police Department is hosting a women’s handgun safety class to teach the laws, safety, and proper handling of a handgun. This is not the prerequisite course to obtain a concealed handgun license. The class consists of two sessions, with the first one beginning on April 19, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Maude Cobb Activity Complex located at 100 Grand Avenue. The second session will be held on April 21, 2012 at the Longview Police Department’s firing range. The class is open to all females who are at least 18 years of age...