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  • Susan Rice: Choking on a Gnat

    02/28/2015 5:46:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Even in a Senate then controlled by Democrats, President Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan E. Rice, could not be confirmed as his second term Secretary of State. That’s because she notoriously went on five Sunday television news talk shows to claim that the September 11, 2012 attack on our diplomatic compound at Benghazi was provoked by an anti-Islamic video. It soon became clear that cover story was false. She was then our Ambassador to the UN. Now, Amb. Rice is on TV making news again. She told PBS’s Charlie Rose that the address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress...
  • Protecting Politicians from the Liberty of the Masses

    02/28/2015 5:24:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | John Ransom
    Get prepared for less innovation and a slower Internet with added costs. Oh, and technological innovation? That'll slow down too.All thanks to the government now getting their mitts on the Internet through the so-called "net neutrality" bill. Obamacare didn't bring down healthcare costs and expand coverage; Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley didn't make the financial system safer. And there is no scientific evidence whatsoever that the proposed Cap and Trade legislation would've lowered the earth's temperature. Get wise America. Some of the biggest pieces of legislation past in the last couple of decades don't even pretend to do what's advertised. The Department...
  • GUEST COLUMN: Obama the radical

    02/28/2015 5:16:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Northwest Georgia News ^ | 2/27/15 | James Cook
    **SNIP** He wants to transform America and create a new society fundamentally different from the old one. Obama has little regard for the Founding Fathers because they allowed slavery to exist, making America the most racist nation, and he views the Constitution as an outdated document that limits his freedom of action. He rejects capitalism as an exploitive, oppressive system that produces inequalities in wealth. To Obama, America is not a force for good in the world, but rather a militaristic, imperialistic menace that has exploited weaker nations and done irreparable damage. Thus, his goals are to reduce Americas military...
  • Its Time to Scrap Black History Month

    02/28/2015 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    As we draw near the end of Black History Month one thing is for certain, it's done more to suppress American History than tell her story. According to history.com the origins of Black History Month begins in 1915 when Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the then Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which is an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements of blacks and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, the group sponsored a national Negro History week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the...
  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic Asians Are Penalized

    02/27/2015 9:46:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    A report in the LA Times revealed that blacks and Hispanics get bonus SAT points at elite universities based on their race. Asian students however are penalized 50 points due to their race.
  • Obamas Failure [consistent, misrepresentation of terror threat; Iran]

    02/28/2015 2:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Barack Obama wants us all to simmer down about Iran. He wants Senator Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, and the donors he represents to butt out of the sanctions debate. He wants Republicans to quit crying wolf about Iran’s nuclear weapons program. He wants the media to stop hyping terror threats. He wants the American people in the dark about the secret correspondence he’s had for years with Iran’s supreme leader. He wants John Boehner to be mindful of protocol. And most of all, he wants Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop questioning his accommodationist approach to Tehran. With...
  • Obama Hates Christians There, I Said It

    02/27/2015 8:20:53 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Western Journalism. ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Today's chief persecutor of Christians has a name: Barack Hussein Obama. OK. Lets stop beating around the bush and giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on this one. Put plainly: Barack Obama hates Christians. To illustrate this point, one need look no further than to read the book written by Obama titled The Audacity of Hope. On page 261 he wrote, I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. And when things got ugly, Barack kept his promise. He stood with Muslims and helped them persecute and murder Christians. But the...
  • Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at CPAC annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. (HE GETS IT!!!)

    02/27/2015 8:15:31 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Pence
    CPAC Reagan Dinner Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conferences (CPAC) annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. http://www.c-span.org/video/?324558-20/indiana-governor-mike-pence-r-cpac-reagan-dinner-remarks
  • The Obama Administrations AR-15 Ammo Ban: Whats It All About?

    02/27/2015 5:12:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    PowerLine ^ | February 27, 2015 | By John Hinderaker
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has unveiled a new Framework For Determining Whether Certain Projectiles Are Primarily Intended For Sporting Purposes. Under that rather bland rubric, ATF says that it will prohibit the sale of ammunition using the M855 bullet, which includes some of the most common types of ammunition used in AR-15 rifles. This gets rather technical, but briefly, what we are talking about here is the projectile, or bullet. The M855 bullet has a lead core and a steel tip. It is commonly used in 5.56 and .223 cartridges. ATF proposes to ban the M855 as...
  • Obama Warns Of 'Consequences' Over Executive Amnesty

    02/27/2015 6:10:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    If President Obama, who has warned ICE agents of consequences if they do their job, had a son, he might look like Jamiel Shaw Jr., a young African-American killed by an illegal alien who shouldn't have been here. Shaw was a Los Angeles high school star dreaming of a good life ahead when he was gunned down on March 2, 2008, while walking home. He was picked at random, police said, possibly as part of a gang loyalty test for the illegal alien who shot him. Charged with the crime was Pedro Espinoza, who'd been released just hours earlier from...
  • Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party

    02/27/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | February 27, 2015 | Matt Taibbi
    "....Scott Walker as a political performer is pretty uninspiring. He doesn't have George Bush's pretzel-mouthed Texas charm or Sarah Palin's hockey Mom magnetism. He can't fall back on an ethnic American dream parable like the one Marco Rubio can run on. He's just a doughy, finger-pointing white guy of the type the Republican Party has been churning out to fill state assembly seats or run in back-bench congressional districts seemingly since the beginning of time. He's exactly the kind of politician the modern Democratic Party is set up to beat...."
  • Why I wont be attending Benjamin Netanyahus speech in Congress

    02/27/2015 12:08:08 PM PST · by mojito · 57 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/26/2015 | Betty McCollum
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a heated reelection campaign. Yet he is traveling 5,900 miles to give a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 just two weeks before Israelis go to the polls. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), working with Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, a former Republican political operative who renounced his U.S. citizenship, extended the invitation in a clear effort to undermine the president while the United States and its five partners engage in tough negotiations with Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear...
  • Right to Work Sweeps Through Mid West

    02/27/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    Right-to-Work legislation is sweeping the Midwest. It's one of many reforms needed to makes states more competitive, reduce cost pressures on infrastructure projects, and hold down the necessity of tax hikes. Today the Wisconsin Senate Passed 'Right to Work' Legislation. The proposal would let workers opt out of paying mandatory dues. Many would do just that, preferring to keep money for themselves rather than for the priorities of union officials, including corruption, graft, and various political goals that workers may not at all agree with. The Wisconsin House of representatives is expected to approve the legislation making passage all but...
  • FCC Approves Socialism for Broadband

    02/27/2015 11:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    How predictable… The Federal Communications Commission voted on strict party lines to adopt Obama’s 332 page “Net Neutrality” proposal. Given that everything the government touches ends up as a rousing success-story, I’m sure you’ll be able to keep your internet if you like your internet. According to Fox News:The commission, following a contentious meeting, voted 3-2 to adopt its so-called net neutrality plan -- a proposal that remained secret in the run-up to the final vote. On its surface, the plan is aimed at barring service providers from creating paid "fast lanes" on the Internet, which consumer advocates and Internet companies...
  • Scott Walker's Foreign-Policy Gaffes Don't Matter

    02/27/2015 11:46:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 27, 2015 | David A. Graham
    Does the political class overrate the necessity of diplomacy experience in presidential candidates? n a strange convergence, there's agreement among the diehard right-wingers gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington this week and left-wing pundits: Scott Walker is on top of the world. Well, maybe not the worldwe'll get to thatbut the Republican presidential sweepstakes. Although Jeb Bush boasts impressive momentumnearly insurmountable momentum, in the judgment of D.C. tastemaker Mike AllenCPAC is a good illustration of Bush's weaknesses. Bush was due to speak later Friday, but just the mention of his name drew boos earlier in the...
  • Obama's Veto Of Keystone Pipeline Is All About Politics

    02/27/2015 11:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, 14 oil tanker railroad cars derailed in West Virginia and exploded in a fiery environmental disaster. It was reported that residents in the area compared the thunderous fireball and poisonous smoke that blackened the sky to "a scene from the apocalypse" -- describing it as "something biblical, or wrath-of-God type stuff." This wasn't a rare, isolated accident. In the last several years it's become all too common across our country, as the oil industry has struggled to find ways to transport its petroleum to...
  • Comforting the Enemy

    02/27/2015 11:17:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    Democrats are playing a dangerous game with Israel by snubbing the prime minister of America's staunchest Middle East ally. Four Democratic senators, as well as almost two-dozen House members, have already announced that they will not attend Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on March 3. By doing so, they may curry favor with the White House, but they risk sending a dangerous message to Israel's enemies -- especially Iran. As recently as November, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that the only "cure" for Israel is to "be annihilated." Is it any wonder that Netanyahu...
  • Wisconsin, Workers and the 2016 Election

    02/27/2015 10:56:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Editorial Board
    The Republican-dominated Senate in Wisconsin passed a bill this week to weaken the states private-sector unions. Similar to right-to-work laws in 24 other states, the bill would prevent unions from requiring dues or other fees from workers they represent in collective bargaining, a crippling constraint. The Republican-run State Assembly is expected to pass the bill next week, and Gov. Scott Walker, who stripped Wisconsins public employees of collective bargaining rights in 2011 and is now eyeing the Republican presidential nomination, has said he would sign it. In a nation where the long decline in unions has led to a pervasive...
  • Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately that Assault on Benghazi was Armed Attack

    02/26/2015 11:42:04 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    First OpsAlert@State.gov email at 4:07 PM on September 11, 2012, reports, diplomatic mission is under attack 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well Stevens in the compound safe haven Email at 6:06 PM September 11, 2012, states terrorist group, Ansar al Sharia Claims Responsibility. (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that on February 11, 2015, it uncovered documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing that top aides for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills, knew from the outset that the Benghazi mission compound was under...
  • Scott Walker woos CPAC by boasting about crusade against Wisconsin unions

    02/27/2015 6:51:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | The Guardian | Steven Greenhouse
    Seeking to wow a crowd of conservative activists on Thursday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker decided to trumpet what first made him a Republican hero: his crusade against organized labor.In what many saw as a boast that he could handle Islamic State, Walker talked of besting labor and said: If I can take on 100,000 protestors, I can do the same across the world.With that red meat line at a gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC), Walker won raucous applause about the episode that thrust him on to the national stagehis success in pushing through legislation in 2011 to curb...
  • Oscar's Gem From Across the Ocean

    02/27/2015 6:47:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Hollywood can't help itself. The glitteries inevitably use the Academy Awards to push their personal politics, sometimes cheap and occasionally not, rewarding razzle-dazzle over real life. This year the two most important Oscars, for best picture and best director, went to "Birdman," about razzle-dazzle, and not "Boyhood," about real life. The birdman is a faded movie star who tries to redeem his popularity by going on the stage to show he can act before a live audience. Such a tale naturally trumps the everyday concerns of "Boyhood," which follows a divorced couple over 12 years and the trials of raising...
  • GOP Platform: War Without End

    02/27/2015 6:29:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to charge again. "Nearly three-quarters of Republicans now favor sending ground troops into combat against the Islamic State," says a CBS News poll. The poll was cited in a New York Times story about how the voice of the hawk is ascendant again in the GOP....
  • Conservatives Can Step Up Their Digital Strategy With Online Petitions

    02/27/2015 6:20:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Paul Van Remortel
    Its no secret that conservatives need to step up their digital game, and despite great strides since 2008, there are still key facets missing from our arsenal for online organizing. One powerful tool often deployed by progressives is the use of online petitions to rapidly garner substantial support. Petitions themselves arent a new concept. In fact, theyve have been used for hundreds of years to influence decision makers across the globe--from pre-modern Imperial China, to the British House of Commons in the 18th and 19th Centuries, to modern-day American politics. However, the rise of the Internet has dramatically transformed this...
  • Bill OReilly controversy spotlights partisan medias growth

    02/27/2015 6:15:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 27, 2015 | Don Aucoin
    While jousting with Fox News Channel host Bill OReilly a few years ago, Jon Stewart proclaimed him the Mayor of Bull---- Mountain. But that image is imprecise. Fox News, the cable network beloved of conservatives, is less a mountain than a fortress, or maybe a tank. Firmly in the drivers seat is OReilly, who worked at a Boston TV station and attended Boston University and Harvards John F. Kennedy School of Government. The networks operational mode is the furthest thing from serene mountaintop remoteness: Day in and day out, Fox girds for ideological battle with what it sees as the...
  • Questions the Press Doesn't Ask Democrats

    02/27/2015 6:12:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Gov. Scott Walker has leapt to the top of polls in Iowa. As day follows night, he has moved to the center of the liberal press's crosshairs. This is the world we inhabit: When a Democrat is perceived as popular, the press discovers layers of humor and elan we never suspected. When a Republican is gaining strength, the press sharpens its bayonets. Based on his response to trap-door questions in the past few days, we've been instructed that Walker a) is a crypto young Earther (or, just as bad, a panderer to same); b) that he ought to have answered...
  • Obama's Highhanded Immigration Hypocrisy

    02/27/2015 5:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, are any of my Democratic friends even slightly bothered by President Obama's habitual and brazen lawlessness and what that could mean for our liberties? Does it bother them that he implemented two new administration programs to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States after clearly admitting he didn't have the constitutional authority to do so? Does it bother them that after having done so, despite his insincere promise, he has been openly defiant about the decision U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen made in favor of the states trying...
  • Is Liberalism Exhausted?

    02/27/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. MSNBC's slogan is "Lean Forward," which has a robust sound to it. But it turns out the phrase is a more apt descriptor of how the Peacock Network's mini-me is poised to teeter off its perch and plunge beak-first into...
  • Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

    02/27/2015 5:21:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media noticed that this year's Oscars ceremony contained a lot of political tub-thumping, but they didn't notice that these speeches were predictable and obnoxious left-wing screeds. They were just "passionate pleas for equality," according to the Associated Press. Actress Patricia Arquette unleashed a tirade on wage inequality for women. Singer John Legend said more black men were trapped in prison than America had black men trapped in slavery in 1850. There's apparently no difference between Kunta Kinte and Willie Horton. On CNN, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican represented the media fog on this one: "I can't really think of...
  • Watch Out for China Winning its 100-Year Marathon

    02/27/2015 5:05:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In reflecting on relations between the United States and China, Henry Kissinger in his 2011 book, "On China," notes that since he and Richard Nixon ventured to Beijing more than 40 years ago, "Eight American presidents and four generations of Chinese leaders have managed this delicate relationship in an astonishingly consistent manner, considering the difference in starting points." Kissinger diplomatically avoids saying that almost every presidential candidate over the years has campaigned against the Nixon-Kissinger policy and is perhaps taking pride in the fact that every president has continued it. Forty-plus years is a long time for a democracy to...
  • Presidential Candidate Guide to "Gotcha" Questions

    02/27/2015 4:35:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Dear 2016 GOP hopefuls: First of all, best of luck. If you are successful, it will be your job to dig the United States out of the eight-year abyss of the Obama presidency. This will take courage, vision, hard work and resiliency. If you have these things, great, but before we get to evaluating your worthiness to fight terror or shrink the government, wed best see if you have the skills to navigate a couple of annoying questions from reporters. Many of you in the field may be tempted to take all of the questions about evolution and Barack...
  • Tougher Internet rules to hit cable, telecoms companies

    02/26/2015 6:46:30 AM PST · by shove_it · 78 replies
    Rooters ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | ALINA SELYUKH
    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are poised to impose the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks. The Federal Communications Commission is expected Thursday to approve Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed "net neutrality" rules, regulating broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restricting their power to control download speeds on the web, for instance by potentially giving preference to companies that can afford to pay more. The vote, expected along party lines with Democrats in favor, comes after a year of jostling between cable and telecom companies and...
  • Michael Gerson: In matters of faith, Scott Walkers lack of grace is embarrassing

    02/27/2015 2:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 26, 2015 | Michael Gerson
    When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Barack Obamas patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like a clever formulation. Ive never asked him, so I dont know, he said. And about Obamas Christianity: Ive never asked him that.Walker quickly found his pitch unequal to the presidential big leagues. His argument cant be generalized into a rule. I have never met Billy Graham, for example, but Im pretty sure what he believes. As political attacks go, this one is particularly heavy-handedthe equivalent of saying: As far as I know, my opponent is not a swindler and a degenerate....
  • The Irrelevant Majority

    02/26/2015 5:38:07 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 25 Feb 15 | Matt Ward
    A constant refrain when discussing issues of radical Islam is that the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not radicalized. I agree completely. The vast majority of Muslim men and women are people who just want to live their lives, bring up their families and make the most out of the short time they have available to them. Almost all Western intelligence agencies are unanimous in their estimates that anywhere between 15-25 percent of Muslims worldwide are radicalized. That means there are between 180-300 million radicalized Muslim men and women in the world today. It is quite right to point out...
  • In Israels hour of need

    02/26/2015 5:01:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-26-15 | Carolyn Glick
    Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week because Obama has left him no choice. It is hard to get your arms around the stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he has served as Israels leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the Palestinians would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations and a fair shake from the pathologically hateful Israeli media. In recent years he released...
  • Shut Down the Department of Education, End Federal Government Involvement and Intervention

    02/26/2015 2:42:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    To save the nation from a future Greek-style fiscal meltdown, we should reform entitlements.But as part of the effort to restore limited, constitutional government, we also should shut down various departments that deal with issues that shouldn’t be handled by the central government.I’ve already identified some low-hanging fruit.Get rid of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.Shut down the Department of Agriculture.Eliminate the Department of Transportation.We need to add the Department of Education to the list. And maybe even make it one of the first targets.Increasing federal involvement and intervention, after all,is associated with more spending and more bureaucracy,but NOT...
  • H&R Block Helped Shape Obamacare, Now Set For Gigantic Payday

    02/26/2015 2:33:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    What isnt there to love about Obamacare? It was moved through Congress in hurry-up mode to head off Scott Brown coming into the Senate andwas never really reviewed. It was crafted to funnel tax dollars to the healthcare industry and indeedstock prices for the health insurers have done nicely since the laws passing. (One of the main reasons Obamacare remains in place.) Its shutting out small doctors offices because of the regulatory burden. (The codes these offices must deal with we are told are mind boggling.) Many peoples insurance costs have gone up, in some cases doubled or more. And...
  • Rudi Was Right

    02/26/2015 2:12:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    We cant say that Barack Obama hasnt warned us. While running for his first term as president he clearly told us that he intended to fundamentally transform the United States of America. The nave among us took that proclamation to mean something positive. Those who looked at Obamas history with a little more discernment were very uncomfortable with exactly what Barack Obama intended to do if elected. Promising to fundamentally transform was a rather vague and ambiguous statement, unless one took a close look at who he associated with throughout his life. It then quickly sent chills down ones spine....
  • It's Witchcraft

    02/26/2015 2:07:29 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Charles Payne
    Those fingers in my hairThat sly come-hither stareThat strips my conscience bareIt's witchcraftAnd I've got no defense for itThe heat is too intense for itWhat good would common sense for it do?-Frank SinatraThe Frank Sinatra standard could have been the theme for Tuesday'ssession where stocks hung on every word from the Fed Chairman. For many, the sway Janet Yellen has over the market is akin to witchcraft and there is no defense for it, but then again, the rub is that too few want that come-hither to be broken. Of course, one day, the Fed will raise rates and they...
  • Roy Moore, a Man for All Seasons

    02/26/2015 1:57:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    In my career as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, Ive had the privilege of interviewing all sorts of movers and shakers within modern Christendom. Ive seen them on camera and off camera. One leading example of such is the Hon. Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. From 1995 to 2003, I traveled to that state about ten times with a TV crew for Roy Moore-related cases. Now hes in trouble again---for sticking to his guns. Ill get to that in a moment. When I first met Roy Moore in 1995 and interviewed him...
  • Scott Walker: I will not take the media's bait [Politicos Glenn Thrush's head explodes]

    02/26/2015 10:53:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Gov. Scott Walker refuses to let the media dictate the conversation. There has been much discussion about a media double standard where Republicans are covered differently than Democrats, asked to weigh in on issues the Democrats don't face," the potential GOP presidential candidate wrote Wednesday in an op-ed for USA Today. "As a result, when we refuse to take the media's bait, we suffer." The Wisconsin Republican's commentary comes on the heels of comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who questioned whether President Obama loves America during a private dinner featuring Walker. Since then, the media...
  • Changing Out No Gun Signs for No Jihad Signs

    02/26/2015 10:39:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Following a terror threat from Al Shabaab, the Mall of America has reposted signs reminding patrons of the shopping center's “no gun” policy. Yeah… Welcome to the new America: Where bigger “no gun” signs are considered an adequate anti-terror policy. Someone should fill Copenhagen and Paris in on our strikingly crafty strategy to fight radical Islam.And, yes… The Mall of America is a gun-free zone. Samuel Colt’s .45 caliber marvel may have helped us win the West, but you have to leave it at home when you go to The Gap. Personally, I think the mall should forget about the...
  • America, Love It Or Leave It

    02/26/2015 9:48:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- When former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he did not think that "the president loves America," was he right? Of course he was. The record is strewn with President Barack Obama's statements of contempt for America. In a quieter setting, I think Professor Obama would agree. He would then go on to brag about his love for higher things: for humankind, for the world community, for the planet, the green planet. Recall in 2009 when Obama told a European audience, "There have been times when America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive toward" Europe. I...
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:14:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 367 replies
    Washington Examiner2-26-2015 ^ | 2-26-2015 | Paul Bedard
    Its started. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabelas, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • The Challenge: Understanding Repentance

    02/26/2015 8:57:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by the author's daughter, Kristin Carey. If you showed up at an Ash Wednesday service last week, chances are you heard the word “repentance” quite a few times. It isn’t a term we often use outside of a church context. It’s one of those scary-sounding “Christianese” words that few of us feel comfortable with, probably because it conjures up images of crazy old men standing on street corners, holding picket-signs and yelling at people as they pass by. Look it up in the dictionary, and you’ll find explanations like “to feel sorry,” “conscience-stricken,” and...
  • The Black Family in 1965 and Today

    02/26/2015 8:52:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American children would be better off living with their married parents. Kids who grow up in households headed by a single mother are far more likely than others to be poor, quit school, get pregnant as teens and end up in jail. But these facts were once inflammatory. Fifty years ago next month, a Labor Department official...
  • Why the Left Hates Scott Walker: Wisconsin Goes Right-to-Work

    02/26/2015 8:02:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | John Hayward
    Pursuant to my earlier point about why liberals hate Governor Scott Walker with supernova fury: the Wisconsin State Senate passed a right-to-work law on Wednesday, sending it on to near-certain passage in the Assembly and signature by You Know Who.
  • [Scott] Walker v. Congress (on Act 10 Reforms)

    02/26/2015 7:49:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 26, 2015 | Arthur Schaper |
    In the last two months, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has gone from marginal to mainstream, failed to fascinating in the eyes of prospective voters, and inconsequential to intriguing to the ears and mouths of talking heads looking for another Republican Presidential contender to dissect then disintegrate. Critics are faulting him for his non-answers to dubious questions from reporters. They also quibble about his lack of foreign policy experience and long-term immigration strategy. Liberal and conservative partisans still hanker for some right-wing version of President Obama, full of hope and change, charisma in place of principle. Before judging Walker's skills as...
  • Amnesty Beneficiaries Could Claim More Than $35K In Tax Benefits In First Year

    02/26/2015 6:18:37 AM PST · by illiac · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/26/15 | Breitbart
    Illegal immigrants who are able to obtain Social Security Numbers and work permits as a result of President Obamas executive amnesty could claim tens of thousands of dollars in back tax benefits, a new Congressional Research Service memo obtained first by Breitbart News reveals. The report comes following the Internal Revenue Services confirmation that once illegal immigrants are granted Social Security Numbers as a result of Obamas executive actions they will be able to file back tax returns and obtain up to four years of tax benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax...
  • Rubio And Rokita's RAISE Act Restores A Little Bit Of Freedom In Labor Relations Law

    02/26/2015 5:58:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2015 | George Leef
    Should workers have the freedom to make their own contracts? Long ago, they did. Back in 1905, the Supreme Court held in Lochner v. New York (which I discussed recently on Forbes) that the state could not dictate to bakery employees how many hours they were allowed to work in a week. Unfortunately, freedom of contract is one of those rights that progressives and collectivists regard as unimportant one that legislators and bureaucrats can whittle away as long as they claim that doing so somehow advances the public good. One of the many federal statutes that interfere with freedom...
  • H&R Block Set to Reap Windfall from ObamaCare Law It Helped Design

    02/26/2015 4:58:34 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2015 | John Merline
    Anyone wondering why ObamaCare requires enrollees to file ridiculously complex tax forms might just have found their answer.