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  • Amnesty For Illegals Is Importing Poverty Into The U.S.

    11/20/2014 6:39:18 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    Rep. Michele Bachmann warned that the immigrants about to be amnestied have high illiteracy rates and may vote. The left howled, but the reality is she understated it. The hard data tell the story. Commenting on President Obama's amnesty of 5 million illegals, the Minnesota Republican told reporters at the Capitol, "The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming to the United States who can't speak the English language." She added that many will vote illegally, too. An outraged, politically correct reporter from the Washington Post then asked Bachmann just...
  • A Government of Grubers

    11/20/2014 4:28:14 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | November 20, 2014 | Staff
    Jonathan Gruber let it slip. He thinks you're pretty much a moron. And, being a moron, you couldn't possibly understand legislation as complex and important as the Affordable Care Act. Actually, Gruber didn't merely let it slip - he repeatedly called Americans idiots, in the process affirming his own vastly superior intelligence. And he obviously is a pretty smart guy. It's not easy getting into MIT and then earning a Harvard Ph.D. in economics. All his life Gruber was certainly told he was brilliant, destined for great things. But Gruber, blessed with a high IQ, was cursed by possessing not...
  • Why Is Obama Doing This?

    11/20/2014 3:46:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And not only that, Obama cannot give them work permits. Obama cannot hand out benefits to these people. That is appropriating money. Only the Congress can appropriate money. Only the Congress can write law that appropriates benefits. The president just can't start handing out things like this. He can't do it. Now, this action tonight, it does bring the governors into the equation, but I don't know quite how that's gonna work out yet. Only time will tell. Governor Perry, Texas, is gonna sue him. Well, how long is that gonna take? I mean, but the governors...
  • Tune In to See the Constitution Destroyed! [AMNESTY by decree LIVE thread]

    11/20/2014 3:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 393 replies
    Rush ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, really, when you stop -- and I'm sure most of you have -- when you stop and think about what's gonna happen tonight and the way it's being promoted, and the way it's playing out, I don't know, it's kind of surreal. Everybody involved knows that what's gonna happen tonight's unconstitutional. Everybody knows it. And there's nothing that can stop it. And stop and think of that. Everybody knows. I don't care if they're in the Drive-By Media. I don't care if they're in the White House. I don't care if they're in the Senate. I...
  • Obama's Amnesty Lawlessness Demands Accountability

    11/20/2014 1:43:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Time and time again, President Obama demonstrates his contempt for the Constitution and for the American people, whose integrity and will must be subordinated to his personal prerogative and hijacked sovereignty. Obama has admitted on several occasions that he had no authority to act unilaterally, via executive order, to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants who came here illegally, so his doing so is, in his own opinion, flagrantly illegal. Daily he proves to us that his words mean nothing. They are utilitarian tools to serve his political purposes. When traveling the country to rally support for the DREAM Act,...
  • Commentary: The shakeout in US shale

    11/20/2014 5:12:35 AM PST · by thackney · 30 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 19, 2014 | Matt Smith
    My favorite quote by H.L. Mencken is ‘a cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin‘. A bit morose, I know, but this appeals to the contrarian in me. My second favorite is überly-applicable to US shale oil break-evens: ‘For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong‘. For there is no lack of estimates flying around as to the price level at which US shale oil production could be curtailed. The problem is, they all appear to be different. The debate was ignited by OPEC, after comments from...
  • My Explanation of Prosecutorial Discretion

    11/20/2014 1:20:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, I'm gonna go back to the Constitution here for just a second. Before my detailed -- and it won't take long -- explanation of prosecutorial discretion, which (if everybody is right) is the legal, so-called legal underpinning for Obama's executive action tonight, let's start with the oath of office the president of the United States takes. In that oath, the president swears, he promises that to the best of his ability he will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. That oath will be violated tonight, in plain view of however many millions...
  • Jeffrey Toobin Distorts to Defend Obama

    11/20/2014 1:12:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Looky here. Looky here, ladies and gentlemen. Jeffrey Toobin on CNN has just finished explaining that it is prosecutorial discretion that Obama will use to justify what he's doing tonight. Ashleigh Banfield said, "If the president's actions effectively nullify federal law, then they're unconstitutional. But if they're merely channel enforcement resources to other areas, then it's within his discretion to do so, right? Is the layperson's version of that, if you're going 70 in a 55 zone, the policeman might pull you over. But if you're going 60 he might use that discretion and say, 'I'm gonna...
  • No, the Kochs won't make $100 billion from the Keystone XL pipeline

    11/20/2014 11:21:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times PunditFact ^ | November 19, 2014 | Katie Sanders
    Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are stoking fear about the project by connecting it to two of the biggest bogeymen in politics: Charles and David Koch. The claim goes that the Koch brothers stand to make $100 billion if the pipeline gets built. The figure, which would effectively double the Kochs’ net worth, has bounced around liberal news organizations and was repeated this month by progressive radio talk show and TV host Thom Hartmann on his RT show. Take it with a block of salt, a PunditFact analysis finds.
  • Playing with Constitutional Fire

    11/20/2014 7:23:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States. He will do so by issuing an executive order to federal officials who oversee immigration directing them to undertake a course of action that, if complied with individually by all persons whom he designates as eligible, will cause the federal government to remove the threat of deportation from those who meet the standards he will lay down. Can he legally do that? To address that question, we...

    11/20/2014 5:41:14 AM PST · by shortstop · 75 replies ^ | 11/29/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Tonight on national television Barack Obama will give away what your grandparents worked to get. He will spit in the face of the Statue of Liberty, repudiate the spirit of Ellis Island, and throw rule of law out the window. Tonight, by royal decree, Barack Obama will bestow amnesty on millions and millions of illegal aliens. It is astounding act of arrogance by a president who was repudiated just two weeks ago by an electorate that has no confidence in him. With no mandate and no discussion, the people and the Congress have been left out of a society-changing decree...
  • How Revolutionary Were the Ancient Christians' Views on Sex?

    11/20/2014 5:35:32 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | November 17, 2014 | Eric Metaxas
    For the first seventy or so years of Christianity's existence, the Greco-Roman world paid it relatively little attention. There were persecutions here and there (like the one that claimed the lives of Peter and Paul). But, for the most part, it wasn’t until the second century that their pagan neighbors began to focus their attention on just how different Christians were. As Michael J. Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary wrote at The Gospel Coalition, one major difference was that “Christians would not pay homage to the other ‘gods’ ” of the Roman world. Since paying homage to these “gods” was...
  • Buy Your Health Insurance Out of State

    11/20/2014 5:25:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    The second open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway, and the law is more unpopular than ever. According to Gallup, a record-high 56 percent of Americans now disapprove of the 2010 law.on Friday the administration unveiled a new one: In large swaths of the country, the price of insurance sold on the federal health exchange is going up. That will force many of those who bought coverage last year to scramble to find a new policy or fork over as much as 20 percentin higher premiums. How's that "affordable" health care working out for you?Republicans...
  • Jonathan Gruber: Obamacare Architect, Unplugged

    11/20/2014 5:08:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Economist Milton Freeman said the promotion of bad policy requires two types of advocates. "Do-gooders," he said, act in good faith but out of ignorance in promoting counterproductive policies. The second type are the "special interest" rent-seekers, those who stand to personally profit from the scheme. For economist Jonathan Gruber, the primary architect and intellectual godfather of both Romneycare and Obamacare, we need a new category. Gruber is a two-fer -- both a do-gooder and a rent-seeker. Gruber, so far, has pocketed $6 million advising the federal and state governments on the very law he helped design. Massachusetts retained MIT...
  • India Puts Its Poor Ahead of Pointless CO2 Cuts

    11/20/2014 5:04:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/19/2014 | Terry Jones
    The U.S.' much-ballyhooed recent deal with China to cut carbon emissions got a lot of attention in the media. So did Europe's recent pledge to slash its carbon output by a whopping 40%. But both plans seem to have run into a major snag: India.
  • The Big Broadcast Fix for Obama's Amnesty Speech Tonight

    11/20/2014 5:03:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies ^ | 11-20-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama’s speech tonight on his immigration amnesty diktat isn’t aimed at you, if English is your primary language. The White House didn’t even ask the Big Three broadcast networks – CBS, NBC, ABC – for time. We’re in the midst of the November sweeps, and in all likelihood they would have turned him down. But that doesn’t matter – he would just as soon that Gringo-Americans not even hear about his decree.Obama and the Democrats base their strategy on fragmenting, not uniting Americans, and the speech tonight is aimed at Spanish speakers, who will see the speech broadcast live...
  • Gruber 'Stupidity' Scandal Implicates The Press, Too

    11/20/2014 4:57:25 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/19/2014 | IBD Staff
    What does it take for reporters to pursue a scandal story these days? Apparently, more than video proof of lying and obfuscation by top officials to get a massive entitlement enacted. But don't call them partisan.
  • Gruber Was Right

    11/20/2014 4:40:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor currently getting a dose of media scrutiny generally reserved for conservatives, said something you can hear daily in Washington, D.C. From bars in and around Capitol Hill to cocktail parties in Georgetown, the elites roaming the halls of power think you, the American people, are stupid. This belief is not unique to Democrats; it’s truly a bipartisan idea. In fact, the very concept of modern government in the United States is based on it. Since the start of the progressive movement, self-appointed intellectuals, academics, the wealthy and politicians have based their actions on the conviction...
  • Meet the Snobocrats

    11/20/2014 4:22:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud. Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the Affordable Care Act, deriding the "stupidity" of Americans as a way to justify misleading them. Gruber apparently thinks such deception is OK because yokel voters could not handle the truth about the looming chaos he helped to engineer in their health coverage. Unfortunately, Gruber's disdain for the proverbial masses -- he was paid nearly $400,000 in consulting fees -- is thematic of the last...
  • Thanks and Giving

    11/20/2014 4:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A chance to be grateful instead of focusing on gift-giving and gift-receiving. Family, friends, bountiful feasts and football are at the forefront of our minds rather than cocktail parties and gifts. Think of it as a time to pause and give thanks before the whirlwind of December. Thanksgiving began in 1621. The pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Native Americans to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Native Americans traveled for several days, created their own camp and stayed with the pilgrims for three days of feasting and celebration. This first Thanksgiving...
  • Sorry, liberals: Reagan and Bush 41 did not defy Congress with executive amnesty

    11/20/2014 3:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Cain ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    Nice try.Every time President Obama does something, or is about to do something, that has conservatives up in arms - especially if the protest is based on abuse of his constitutional authority - you can count on the left doing one thing: Finding a supposed example of a past Republican president or presidents doing the exact same thing.Oh, I guess it was OK when a Republican did it!They've been all over that argument the last couple of days with Obama's soon-to-be-announced executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, claiming that both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush did...
  • Control Freaks

    11/20/2014 3:40:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | John Stossel
    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves "public servants." But whether student council president, environmental bureaucrat or member of Congress, most believe they know how to run your life better than you do. I admit I was once guilty of this kind of thinking. As a young consumer reporter, I researched what doctors said was bad for us and what products might harm us. Then I demanded that the state pass rules to protect us from those things. The concept of individual freedom was not yet on my radar screen. I apologize. I was ignorant and arrogant....
  • Don’t Mince Words: Gruber Tapes Show President Obama Is A Liar

    11/20/2014 2:02:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama is a liar. That’s the takeaway from Massachusetts Institute for Technology professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s video oeuvre of narcissistic honesty. “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies,” Gruber said in one of several videos recently uncovered of him explaining at forums and panels over the last several years how Obamacare was dishonestly sold to the public. “In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are...
  • Obama on Ferguson and Jerusalem

    11/20/2014 1:25:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    In Ferguson, Missouri, where the facts of the police shooting that killed Michael Brown have yet to be presented by the grand jury, an entire community braces for violence if the “wrong” decision is announced. While waiting, the Obama administration huddled with those who have a history of inciting racial violence and are heading to Ferguson.In Jerusalem, where the bloody trail of Jihad streams from a synagogue, the response of the Obama administration is to play the moral equivalency card between Palestinians and Israel.[SNIP]What are we seeing here? It’s very clear and utterly unsurprising. On the one hand, in Ferguson,...
  • The First Rule of Amnesty Fight Club ("cut off Democrats in Congress. From everything")

    11/19/2014 7:33:05 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    November 19, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    ... this isn’t about amnesty or immigration. It’s about executive power. And Republicans need it to not be about immigration.... A fight between the legislature and the executive is one that Congress isn’t likely to win. Yes, it can defund some White House activities, which means they’ll shut down White House tours for school kids and blame Republicans. Brit Hume is right about the iron rule of shutdowns: Republicans always take the fall. So what can we do? Just give up and wait him out? No. But we can fight a battle that’s a lot easier for congressional Republicans, using...
  • Dems to Obama: You broke our party

    11/19/2014 5:34:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hot ^ | November 19, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    No kidding. On almost every measure, the Democratic Party has lost significant ground to Republicans during the Barack Obama era. Six years ago, they seemed ascendant, on the verge of the mythical “permanent majority” not just on the federal level but in state legislatures, politically and culturally, and certainly demographically. After suffering through not just one but two historic midterm debacles, Republicans are now much stronger than they were during the peak of the George Bush era — or even the Ronald Reagan era, in all places but the White House. Politico reports today that former Clinton advisor Donna Brazile...
  • Don't Be Fooled -- Obama Thinks He's an Emperor

    11/19/2014 4:50:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is Obama, February 14, 2013, fireside hangout... This was on Google+. He's talking with a bunch of different citizens including authors, engineers, bloggers. An LGBT and immigration activist, Jackie Guerrido, wanted to know why Obama just doesn't do amnesty. Why are you deporting people? What do you mean? Why don't you let people of color into this country? Why don't you shape up? "What I'd like to know is what you're going to do now until the time immigration reform is passed to ensure that more people are not being deported and families aren't being broken...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Defines Modern Liberalism

    11/19/2014 4:41:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You talk about brilliance? The light reflecting the brilliance of this person is so blinding, you need to shield your eyes when you are in her presence. Yesterday afternoon on the floor of the House, from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee... LEE: This is not amnesty. This is prioritization. This is saving money. This is keeping families together. This is allowing children to not come home to places where the parents have been thrown from their places of work and taken away from them. I'm excited about the courage of this president. I look forward to America finally...
  • Democrats and Drive-Bys Distort Reagan to Validate Obama's Executive Order on Amnesty

    11/19/2014 4:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I've always been of the impression, ladies and gentlemen, that the Democrat Party and the Drive-By Media and the American left really didn't like Ronald Reagan very much. I've always been under the impression that they thought Reagan was stupid. Maybe on a good day they'd call him an amiable dunce. But I've always been under the impression they had no respect for him. People that voted for Reagan were stupid. Reagan was dangerous. Reagan was gonna blow up the world. If it weren't for Gorbachev, who knows if there would even be a planet...
  • Your Humble Host Hijacks Senate Debate

    11/19/2014 4:04:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, your beloved host has once again hijacked the debate on this issue in the United States Senate this afternoon. We take you -- via the miracle of solid-state hard drive disk -- to the Senate floor just moments ago and Senator Chuck-U Schumer from New York. SCHUMER: The other side says it's amnesty. They're listening to Rush Limbaugh. Amnesty, amnesty, amnesty! Amnesty means you get away with it without paying a price. Here's the price you gotta pay if you across the border illegally: 1) You gotta pay all your back taxes. 2) You...
  • Putin's Gunboat Diplomacy

    11/19/2014 1:21:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies ^ | November 17, 2014 | Alexander Golts
    Some define "militarism" as when political leaders prefer using military solutions for every problem they face, and two recent events have brought this idea to mind. The first was the decision to station near the shores of Australia practically every vessel of Russia's Pacific Fleet that could make the trip during President Vladimir Putin's attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane. That deployment included the missile cruiser flagship Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Marshal Shaposhnikov, the oil tanker Boris Butoma and the salvage tug Foty Krylov. The second was Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's words concerning Russia's strategic aviation...
  • AP U.S. History - How Low Will They Go?

    11/19/2014 11:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jane Robins
    On one level it’s been entertaining to watch the College Board scramble to defend its radical new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Framework. When the public can see the truth merely by going to the College Board website and reading the Framework, it’s certainly a challenge to prove that the document isn’t what it clearly is – a leftist polemic that presents American history in a relentlessly negative light. An unfortunate recent performance by College Board vice-president Trevor Packer before a Georgia House study committee suggests that the College Board team is cracking under the strain. The APUSH course that...
  • Just Don't Call It Islamic

    11/19/2014 11:01:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The Islamic State beheaded another American this week. The Obama administration's response revealed its stubborn determination to deny reality. Peter Kassig was a former Army Ranger and emergency medical technician who was moved by the suffering of Syria's civilians and returned to the region after his discharge to provide aid. He helped some of the one million Syrian refugees who have fled into Lebanon, using his own funds to buy supplies like diapers and other necessities and driving an ambulance into Syria. He was kidnapped in October of 2013. According to those who analyze such things, something went wrong with...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions is now a man with a plan

    11/19/2014 10:25:39 AM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    al ^ | J. Pepper Bryars
    Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has long been the conservative movement's voice in the lawless wilderness that is our nation's immigration system. "What Jeff Sessions is doing is what the Republican Party at large should be doing," conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said last summer, days after saying "God bless him" for the senator's work to secure our nation's borders. In 2006, Sessions spoke against the Republican-backed bill that would have granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens before securing the border they so easily crossed. He then spent the next few years trying to get our federal government to...
  • Enabling the Delusional Democrats

    11/19/2014 6:53:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    After the 2012 campaign, liberal journalists swarmed around Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offering what was called an "autopsy" on every way Republicans failed, with a special emphasis on more outreach to minority voters. Democrats and their media enablers painted a picture of demographic doom for an aging white Republican base. Two years later, Republicans made dramatic gains among minority voters. In House races across America, Republicans won 50 percent of the Asian vote to 49 percent for Democrats. Republicans won 38 percent of the Hispanic vote in House races. Gov. Sam Brownback drew 47 percent of Hispanics in Kansas,...
  • Why the World Did Not Know about WMD in Iraq

    11/19/2014 5:07:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 19, 2014 | Carter Andress
    After U.S. Central Command called on us to help transport from Iraq enough yellowcake uranium to make several atomic bombs stored at Saddam’s nuclear weapons complex, I realized why neither the Pentagon nor the White House advertised the presence of this WMD precursor: safety and security. Before the U.S. military moved in to secure the facility after the 2003 invasion, looters had been there first. Even though the universally recognized yellow-and-black radioactivity warnings were posted on the bunkers, locals had ripped open the storage areas and stolen casks of yellowcake with many sickened as a result. More importantly, we did...
  • Stupidity Reconsidered: Election Proved Americans Aren't Fooled by Gruber and Obama

    11/19/2014 5:47:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Jonathan Gruber set off a firestorm of controversy, at least in the conservative media, with the recent revelation of his comments about the "stupidity of the American people," which allowed the Affordable Care Act to be passed. In essence, he admitted that the bill was written in a way that would allow its purveyors to characterize it as the cure-all and salvation for a health care system that was in trouble, with no danger of their deception being discovered by a populace that is trusting and naive. He obviously never intended for his comments to make it into the public...
  • Obama’s global-warming propaganda Down Under

    11/19/2014 5:14:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bob Carter and Tom Harris
    The focus of the 2014 Group of 20 summit meeting in Brisbane, Australia, was on stimulating economic growth across the industrialized world. Thanks, though, to President Obama’s grandstanding and attempted sabotage of the agenda as laid out by the host country, climate change also came to prominence. For several months prior to the G-20, and despite strong Australian resistance, radical environmental groups had been lobbying for inclusion of global-warming issues on the meeting’s agenda. Mr. Obama was happy to oblige them. His endorsement of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change just before the G-20 was a signal that he...
  • A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves

    11/19/2014 4:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    resident Obama is poised to show his "compassion" this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign law-breakers, two words: Tough luck. Social Security card fraudsters have made out like bandits thanks to the White House. Their victims are about to get kicked in the teeth again. Two years ago, when Obama launched his first administrative amnesty known as "DACA" (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the White House gave aid and comfort to illegal alien...
  • Mainstream Media Tiring Of Obama's Intransigence?

    11/19/2014 4:30:41 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2014 | John Merline
    After the election drubbing his party suffered in November, President Obama now seems to be losing media support for his nakedly defiant stance on at least a couple issues.
  • The Ferguson Days of Rage

    11/19/2014 3:19:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 11-19-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, America held its collective breath as it waited on the grand jury indictment verdict for Officer ll. Wilson, you'll recall, had the misfortune to run into 6'5", 289-lb. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man who had just finished strong-arm robbing a convenience store. Wilson pulled Brown over as he and his accomplice walked in the middle of the street; all available evidence shows that Brown then pushed himself through the driver's side window, punched Wilson, went for his gun, was shot in the hand, ran, turned around, charged Wilson, and was shot to death. But that doesn't matter....
  • Obama promised Obamacare wouldn't do exactly what Gruber says it will do

    11/19/2014 2:37:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    <p>"....At a town hall meeting on health care on July 23, 2009 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Obama explained that the thinking of the Cadillac tax was to target plans that spend unnecessarily and excessively, thus driving up health care costs, such as a $25,000 plan, "so one that's a lot more expensive and a lot fancier than the one that even members of Congress get."</p>
  • I Just Spent 7 Days Watching Only Russian News And Reading Pravda — Here's What I Learned

    11/19/2014 1:40:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Vitaliy Katsenelson
    <p>I grew up hating America. I lived in the Soviet Union and was a child of the cold war. That hate went away in 1989, though, when the Berlin Wall fell and the cold war ended. By the time I left Russia in 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, America was a country that Russians looked up to and wanted to emulate.</p>
  • Trolling the GOP - [Obama's] plan to mess with Boehner’s leadership strategy?

    11/19/2014 12:53:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Scher
    <p>When the Obama administration last week began the process of preparing the media and the public about the president’s plan to unilaterally suspend deportation for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants, it did not go to a Latino outlet like Univision. It did not communicate to the liberal base via the Huffington Post or even old standbys like the New York Times and the Washington Post. The “exclusive” went to Fox News.</p>
  • Government Shutdown Theater: GOP Should Not Surrender to Obama’s Blackmail

    11/18/2014 5:25:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Notwithstanding the landslide rejection of Obama and his policies in the mid-term election, I donÂ’t think this will produce big changes in policy over the next two years.Simply stated, the GOP does not have the votes to override presidential vetoes, so thereÂ’s no plausible strategy for achieving meaningful tax reform or genuine entitlement reform.But that doesnÂ’t mean that there wonÂ’t be important fiscal policy battles. IÂ’m especially worried about whether we can hold on to the modest fiscal restraint (and sequester enforcement) we achieved as part of the 2011 debt limit fight.Part of that victory was already negotiated away as...
  • Milbank’s Lament: Amnesty, Missed Opportunities and Lost Elections

    11/18/2014 5:06:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Dana Milbank, the noted Op-Ed writer for the Washington Post, recovered himself admirably after the baleful events of November 4th, and picked through the post-election wreckage, presumably looking to assign blame. Milbank’s studied conclusion was that President Obama should be tagged with the blame for the electoral debacle, which is not, in itself, a particularly startling finding. Milbank, however, does not pin the onus on Obama for his lack of leadership, his wrong-headed policies, or his general disinterest in his job. He reasons that Obama brought this defeat on himself by delaying his amnesty executive order until after...
  • Slate’s Left-Handed Sleight-of-Hand

    11/18/2014 4:15:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Arthur Schaper
    Following the 2014 GOP shellacking which expanded Republican numbers in the House and gained the US Senate, left-wing contrarian William Saletan for Slate went to work dumbing down repudiation of Obama’s economic policies. The title could not be more explicit (and misleading):The US Is Moving Left Despite Republican GainsReally? The basis for William Saletan’s argument? Republicans campaigned, effectively and successfully, on income inequality, as though the issue belonged only to the Left.Excerpts defending Saletan’s untenable position include:Republicans also zeroed in on blacks and other underserved populations. In Louisiana right-wing candidate Rob Maness pointed out, “Unemployment for young black men in...
  • The Incredible Shrinking President

    11/18/2014 3:48:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    For two more years, two very long and, I'm afraid, discombobulating years, the United States is to be served by a president with the emotional maturity of -- shall we guess? A 12-year-old determined to be noticed by everyone in the room? Maybe. Barack Obama doesn't care that his political party lost the election. He doesn't care that his signature achievement -- Obamacare -- earns a disapproval rating of 56 percent in the latest Gallup Poll. He's going to overhaul immigration policy by presidential decree while pushing his own ideas on climate change, in conjunction with the Chinese. He won't...
  • It Happens Every Time

    11/18/2014 3:40:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Here's the most predictable news bulletin of the day and maybe the year. It came from Reuters the day after the president and lame-duck-in-chief of the United States threw still another of his monkey wrenches into the economy, particularly investment in it: REUTERS -- AT&T will pause investments to bring fiber connections to 100 cities until U.S. regulators iron out rules to regulate how Internet service providers manage their Web traffic, the company's chief executive told investor Wednesday. "We can't go out and invest that kind of money deploying fiber to 100 cities not knowing under what rules those investments...
  • Castro’s Wall Killed Multiple Times the Number of Freedom-Seekers

    11/18/2014 3:26:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Gorbachev, Tear down this Wall!” Who can forget the famous line? In fact most people forgot it shortly after President Reagan detonated them at the Brandenberg gate in June 1987. At the time they got little press-play, and what it got was mostly negative.President Reagan’s own advisors, Colin Powell and “Howard Baker, denounced the proclamation that become President Reagan’s most admired and famous as “unpresidential” and “extremist.” It was only in November 1989 as the wall was finally torn down that the proclamation was recalled, dusted off, and festooned with the fame now almost universal—at least among conservatives. The...