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  • The Police State

    07/26/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/14 | John Stossel
    CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONES: Lots of Americans are getting upset about being detained by armed border patrol agents not on the border but miles away from the border. Some push back, sometimes with violent results.
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/20/2014 1:45:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border

    07/18/2014 8:09:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/2014 | Neil Munro
    New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the...
  • Obama Force Religious Groups To Pick Faith Or Funding [Happy Friday Dump]

    07/18/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is replaying his turnout-boosting 2012 contraception fight against Christian groups by staging a pre-election fight over religion and new legal rights for gays.He’s expected to sign a regulation on July 21 that would force religious contractors to give up federal funding if they don’t submit to progressive claims that homosexuality and heterosexuality are morally equivalent, and that there’s no connection between biology and good sexual behavior.The regulation creates that fight by banning grants to groups that are reluctant to hire gay, lesbian and cross-dressing or transgender people who contradict the groups’ religious beliefs about sex.The regulation doesn’t...
  • Hillary Clinton Praises GOP Establishment, Big Business For Taking On Tea Party

    07/18/2014 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff.
  • Snitch nation

    07/17/2014 12:21:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    We are fast becoming a nation of Pavlik Morozovs. Little Pavlik, you may recall, was the 13-year-old subject of a dubious Soviet story about how a young boy’s loyalty to the state trumped his love for his parents. Pavlik was supposedly witness to his father, the chair of his local Soviet, giving aid to enemies of the people. The boy turned his own father in to Stalinist authorities, the story went. Enraged by the betrayal, Pavlik was killed by his own family and was posthumously dubbed a martyr for socialist values. Though the tale was later proven to have been...
  • Congress needs to choke off Operation Choke Point

    07/16/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2014 | William M. Isaac, former FDIC Chairman
    From small businesses on Main Street to the halls of Congress and the state legislatures, concern is mounting over Operation Choke Point, a coordinated effort among the Department of Justice (DOJ) and bank regulators to cut off banking services for a variety of legal, state-regulated businesses. This week alone, there are three congressional hearings on Operation Choke Point, hearings which will hopefully bring an end this misguided operation. Operation Choke Point is one of the most dangerous programs I have experienced in my 45 years of service as a bank regulator, bank attorney and consultant, and bank board member. Operating...
  • Economic patriotism = fascism

    07/16/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 7/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Companies must hire more people, pay their taxes, participate in Obamacare, and support the Government at all costs.  That’s the strong message that President Obama has been spouting for years, and the answer-men and women with whom he’s surrounded himself are simply his bullhorns. …I’m going to reduce the deficit in a balanced way.  We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts.  We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more… …look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • Pro-abort class [or lack thereof]

    07/10/2014 3:48:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/10/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    If those who are for big-business abortion are willing even to kill the unborn, who thinks that they will display the human decency of manners?Moreover, we just don’t know what has transpired in the lives of some people who, in public, so violently react to pro-life demonstrations.From Life News: Abortion Activist Attacks Pro-Lifers: “No Uterus, No Right to Talk. Understand Mother F—–?”Pro-life activist Seth Drayer was physically attacked today while leading a group of pro-life students in sharing the pro-life message in downtown Columbus, Ohio today.The video shows a woman in a Burger King shirt attacking the pro-lifers.She says, ““You’re...
  • IRS Commissioner: Nothing Odd About Lois Lerner Asking if Instant Messages Are 'Searchable'

    07/09/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Instablog ^ | 7/9/2014 | John Sexton
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifed before a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. During one exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan, Koskinen seemed to find nothing at all suspicious about Lois Lerner's interest in whether IRS instant messages were "searchable" and could be turned over to Congress.Rep. Jordan: [Lerner] says "perfect" when she learns that it is not traceable, not trackable, not stored...What I want to know is, why did it take us this long to get these emails? We've been after these for 6 months and you dump them on us on July 3rd. Have you...
  • Řbama touts executive moves on Western trip [pen and phone alert!]

    07/08/2014 4:29:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/8/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will highlight executive actions his administration has taken on a range of economic issues during a swing through Colorado and Texas this week, senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in a blog post Tuesday.  Obama will dine with a woman named Alex who received a raise after her employer was inspired by the president's State of the Union call for a higher hourly wage for workers, the White House said. And the president will tout the executive actions he has taken this year doing an economic speech Thursday in Austin, Pfeiffer said.   The events are also designed...
  • THE UGLY TRUTH -- A DIAGNOSIS

    07/07/2014 5:57:00 AM PDT · by HammerT · 79 replies
    WSB radio ^ | July 7, 2014 | Neal Boortz
    OK. Sit down. I have a diagnosis for you. This reality is going to be hard to accept. You may have first heard this diagnosis a few years ago, and totally rejected it. Diagnosis: America is currently being ruled by a man who came to this country in 1979 determined to destroy America as we know it, and who is well on his way to realizing that goal.CLOWARD-PIVEN Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Names you should know. Here – in their words – was the plan:“The ultimate objective of this strategy—to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual...
  • All your children belong to us

    07/06/2014 11:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | July 6, 2014 | Glenn Cook
    Is any freedom more important, more sacred than the right to raise a family without government intrusion? It’s a good question to ask this Independence Day weekend, as Americans reflect on the birth of a nation dedicated to the preservation of individual liberties: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But as government grows bigger and more powerful, as politicians, bureaucrats and busybodies increasingly think they know best, American families constantly must...
  • Unleashed Upon America: Obama Unchained!

    07/06/2014 4:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    My fellow Americans, we are all bit players in the making of a metaphoric slasher movie: Obama Unchained, starring Barack Hussein Obama. Here is a summary of the movie. It is a heartwarming tale about how the mainstream media and Democratic Party suckered America into electing their extreme far-left dream president – a Trojan Horse in the form of a black man. Once in the Oval Office, Obama began incrementally implementing his socialist/progressive agenda and iron-fist pressure on Americans to conform. Everyone, including a 175-year-old order of elderly Catholic nuns, was forced to comply with Obama's decreed anti-biblical new moral...
  • Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans ["So sue me"]

    07/02/2014 3:08:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 7/1/2014
    President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives. President Barack Obama speaks about transportation and the economy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can’t quickly agree on how to pay for transportation programs, Obama administration officials warn. States will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks within weeks -- peak summer driving time. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) "So sue me," he...
  • Sen. Cruz releases 5th Legal Limit Report on Obama Administration’s attempts to expand federal power

    07/01/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KETK-TV ^ | July 1, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the fifth report on the Obama Administration’s attempts to expand federal power that documents the many times the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected its legal arguments. Legal Limit No. 1 documented cases decided unanimously against the Obama Administration from January 2012 to June 2013. Today’s fifth report includes all other cases, dating back to January 2009 when Obama was sworn into office, that the Obama Administration has lost unanimously. Four of those cases were decided by the Supreme Court in its most recent term. “When President Obama’s own Supreme Court nominees join their...
  • Biden: Gay rights takes precedence over culture

    06/24/2014 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WCSC-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world "I don't care what your culture is," Biden told about 100 guests at the Naval Observatory's vice presidential mansion. "Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice...
  • Beauty-Obsessed Venezuelans Dealing With Another Shortage: Personal Hygiene Products

    06/21/2014 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 19, 2014 | By Ángel Bermúdez
    Venezuela, a country that takes great pride in its looks, is dealing with an issue that has the country in a major tizzy – shortages in beauty products. That means women and men so accustomed to looking their best are now having to do without shampoo, cosmetics and, hold your breath, even deodorant. The cash-strapped government has been dealing with all sorts of scarcities – from staples like milk to medical supplies – because the country has put controls on the purchase of hard currency. And while certain shortages have been more critical – like diapers and coffins – Venezuelans...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Business at Anytime

    06/20/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 6-19-14 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB and they cannot go back into operation until government approval or a court ruling is made over an issue. Subsequently because bureaucratic decisions and court rulings take a substantial amount of time to happen, businesses cannot survive during those waiting periods. Here are the details (bolding is mine):
  • Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You

    06/19/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling by the US Patent Office cancelling the team’s trademark. The...
  • Holder’s ‘terrorism committee’ targets America

    06/19/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    Think the National Security Agency is doing enough snooping in “The Homeland?” A federal spying coalition aims to drill deeper under the Orwellian title, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. “Call it massive surveillance of the U.S. population,” said John Whitehead, president of the civil libertarian Rutherford Institute. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder soft-pedaled DTEC earlier this month. He said the committee — whose members are not yet known — would “coordinate closely with U.S. attorneys and other key public safety officials across the country to promote information-sharing and ensure an effective, responsive and organized joint effort.” Whitehead and other skeptics are...
  • Sweden Demands Football Vikings Change Name

    06/19/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 45 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The nation of Sweden is demanding that the Obama administration act to deny copyright status to the Minnesota Vikings, claiming the name demeans its citizens and all other Scandinavians. “We can no longer tolerate the use of this disgusting epithet by an American football team,” said Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Milkquist in a letter to President Obama “First of all, ‘football’ means ‘soccer,’ Milkquist wrote. “I realize that this is an unrelated matter, but it really pisses people off in Europe. You only use your foot occasionally in football, whereas in soccer the foot is the only thing you can...
  • Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law…., and by the way, it’s totally ineffective!

    06/19/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT · by HammerT · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law I never thought would pass, and by the way, it’s totally ineffective! “I think a lot of people didn’t know how much emotion was gonna come out of the high-capacity magazines. [We] probably would have looked for something different or a different approach. One of my staff made the commitment that we would sign it it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature. If we’d known it was going to divide the state so intensely, I think we probably would have thought about...
  • Hillary cannot let you hold a viewpoint about guns that's terrorizing the vast majority of Americans

    06/18/2014 11:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Althouse ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ann Althouse
    At yesterday's CNN Town Hall with Hillary Clinton, a Maryland teacher named Gail Santa Maria expressed concern about school shootings and asked whether "reinstating the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity magazines would do any good?" Hillary broke in and said: "Yes, I do. I do." That got loud, sustained applause from the very friendly audience. Gail Santa Maria had put one thing in question form, and that was enough to send Hillary Clinton into her "guns" riff. When Hillary got to the end of that riff, Gail Santa Maria said: "My question is, why does anyone..." And...
  • Bad news: Aspiring presidential candidate thinks opposing viewpoints “terrorize” people

    06/18/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    This is a disturbing statement from a woman who’d like to head the federal government. Noah mentioned this quote in his commentary on the room to Hillary’s left. Gun control is one of few issues where she sent a signal to the party’s liberal base that she might be more boldly liberal than Obama. But this isn’t just an appeal to the Left on policy. It’s an appeal to the Left’s routine and increasing tendency to equate political speech they don’t like with physical violence. See, bothersome political speech with which you disagree is prized and protected. But violence against...
  • The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails

    06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by tedw · 118 replies
    Wall Streeit Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The IRS—remember those jaunty folks?—announced Friday that it can't find two years of emails from Lois Lerner to the Departments of Justice or Treasury. And none to the White House or Democrats on Capitol Hill. An agency spokesman blames a computer crash. Never underestimate government incompetence, but how convenient. The former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations was at the center of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and still won't testify before Congress. Now we'll never know whose orders she was following, or what directions she was giving. If the Reagan White House had ever offered up this excuse, John...
  • David Brat Is Right: Let’s not shy away from the truth about what government is

    06/13/2014 11:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    With just seven little words, the freakout began: “The government holds a monopoly on violence.” These were written by David Brat, a professor of economics at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College and, now, the Republican party’s nominee for the state’s seventh congressional district. “Unusual” and “eye-opening” was the New York Daily News’s petty verdict. In the Wall Street Journal, Reid Epstein insinuated darkly that the claim cast Brat as a modern-day fascist. And, for his part, Politico’s Ben White suggested that the candidate’s remarks “on Neitzsche and the government monopoly on violence don’t make a whole lot of sense.” As is its...
  • ISIS's Secret Allies

    06/13/2014 8:52:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 13 Jun 14 | Jacob Siegel
    All eyes have been on ISIS as the jihadist group, in a matter of days, cut Iraq in half and declared its own state in the cities it captured. With fewer than 10,000 fighters ISIS forced the retreat of the better-armed Iraqi army forces many times its size. Their incredible success on the battlefield has fed into a growing lore about the group: the small band of fanatics that can take down a country. The truth is more basic and it's something ISIS doesn't want to admit--they weren't acting alone. It wasn't having God on their side that let ISIS...
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...
  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | CBS
    Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home BOSTON (CBS) – The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home. The video shows Justina Pelletier asking Governor Patrick and Judge Joseph Johnston to let her move back with her family. “All I really want to be with is my family and my friends and that’s all I want is to be with my family and friends back home,” she says. “You...
  • The Surprising Way Obama Will Finally Get Rid of Guns (“Operation Chokepoint.”)

    06/05/2014 8:08:03 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    The Right To Bear ^ | June 1, 2014 | The Right To Bear
    Weeks ago it was revealed the Department of Justice was working with the FDIC to provide new monetary regulations that would halt the sale of guns by licensed gun dealers. Though Obama maintains that he only wants to enforce “reasonable, common sense” gun control, when you peak behind the curtain it’s easy to see this is just a magic trick he’s using to distract Americans from what’s really happening. So how is Obama going to finally starve Americans of access to firearms? It’s called “Operation Chokepoint.” Operation Chokepoint is a devious means of shutting down gun stores by blocking them...
  • Coal-state lawmakers rally against power plant emissions crackdown

    06/03/2014 10:47:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 3, 2014
    Coal-state lawmakers, accusing President Obama of using a back door to impose strict emissions limits on power plants, are rallying to slam that door shut -- claiming the plan would cost jobs and jack up electric bills. In Kentucky, West Virginia, and other states that rely on coal to fuel their own economies -- and that help generate power for everybody else -- officials vowed Monday to introduce legislation halting the newly announced EPA plan. Under the draft regulation unveiled Monday, carbon emissions at fossil fuel-burning power plants would be cut 30 percent by 2030. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., calling...
  • Homofascism Should Be Crushed

    06/03/2014 8:10:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/03/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    This blog is — was, shall remain — a friend to gay people. I hope it’s a friend to any person who wants to do whatever gives him joy and hurts no one else. Many of my fellow Christians tell me that homosexuality is a sin. Maybe so, but it’s not my sin. And on the off-chance the Gospels mean what they say and I will one day stand before the throne of God and be judged on whether I loved Him and my neighbor, whether I did what I could for the hungry, thirsty, sick, weak, enchained… well, let’s...
  • Obama is Not a Socialist

    06/02/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
  • Amazing quote from Paul Johnson "Modern Times" Parallel to today?

    06/02/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Modern Times, Page 289 | Paul Johnson
    "The lawlessness of Hitler's Germany, beneath a veneer of legal forms, was absolute. As Goering put it, "The law and the will of the Fuhrer are one." Hans Frank: "Our constitution is the will of the Fuhrer." Hitler worked entirely through decrees and ordinances, as opposed to law, here again resembling Lenin, who never showed the slightest interest in constitution-making."
  • Maya Angleou Dispatcher Suspended

    06/01/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    An emergency dispatcher who made disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey during the Maya Angelou 911 call has been suspended. John Ruckh was heard on the 911 tape saying that Oprah, a friend of Angelou's had "fallen out of grace" after a controversial interview in which Oprah expressed her thoughts about race in America. "Unfortunately, I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded," Ruckh told the Winston-Salem Journal. "This is in no way a racial slur, slander, associated conversation ... I really hate that this happened at the time that it did, because this is taking away from Maya Angelou's...
  • How freedom slowly yields to tyranny

    05/31/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 30, 2014 | Mark Landsbaum
    Benjamin Franklin is looking prophetic: “There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh – get first all the people’s money, then all their lands and then make them and their children servants forever. ... I am apprehensive that the government of the states may, in future times, end in a monarchy.” No, we’re not there. Yet. But decide for yourself whether these trends move us toward more personal freedom, or increasingly consolidated government power. Who imposed a national health care mandate, even though most people opposed the idea? Since...
  • How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

    05/30/2014 11:13:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/30/14 | Justin Pritchard
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - concluded that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: No state had even considered whether driverless cars should be legal. And yet this week, Google said it wants to give Californians access to a small fleet of prototypes it will make without a steering wheel or pedals. The plan is possible because, by this time next year, driverless cars will be legal in the tech giant's home state.
  • Yarosh: Right Sector to guard voting sections in eastern Ukraine during elections

    05/23/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 5/23/2014 (7:25 AM, EST) | Interfax-Ukraine
    Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh has said that representatives of his organization will contribute to ensuring security at voting stations in eastern Ukraine. ...
  • Teacher: White 'Privilege' Makes Common Core Necessary

    05/22/2014 4:39:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    As Common Core opponents increasingly gain ground, the initiative’s supporters are articulating more of the social engineering ideology that is at the heart of the nationalized standards. Kimberly Morin of Manchester Political Buzz Examiner reports that teacher David Pook, who claims to have “helped write the standards,” said during a recent Common Core debate at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire, that Common Core was necessary because of “white privilege.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pook said: "The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society, I’ve been given...
  • The Big Debate (The Big Barf Alert)

    05/21/2014 10:55:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 5/20/2014 | David Brooks
    It’s now clear that the end of the Soviet Union heralded an era of democratic complacency. Without a rival system to test them, democratic governments have decayed across the globe.... [....] The answer is to use Lee Kuan Yew means to achieve Jeffersonian ends — to become less democratic at the national level in order to become more democratic at the local level. At the national level, American politics has become neurotically democratic. Politicians are campaigning all the time and can scarcely think beyond the news cycle. Legislators are terrified of offending this or that industry lobby, activist group or...
  • Despite Resistance, the Lunch Nazi Doubles Down

    05/21/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 21 2014 | Dave Blount
    Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi was downright benevolent compared to the Lunch Nazi: Sounding a new aggressive tone, first lady Michelle Obama vowed in a private conference call Monday to fight industry efforts at rolling back healthy school-lunch standards, an issue that could come up for a vote on Capitol Hill this week. It isn’t just “industry” that doesn’t want the national menu dictated by the Bitter Half. The kids who have to eat the widely caboosed authoritarian’s notion of healthy meals don’t like it either. Even liberal New York City dropped her school lunch scheme after determining it to be a...
  • House School Food Bill Kicks Michelle’s Program into Trash Can

    05/21/2014 6:28:59 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    DownTrend ^ | May 20, 2014 | Jaye Ryan
    Don’t like your school’s food menu? Does it waste way too much money in discarded food? The kids complaining a lot about the lousy flavor or miniscule servings? Well, the House of Representatives is about to vote this week on a new bill that will provide school systems with a possible way out of Michelle’s mandatory nutrition standards. The Congressmen and -women have been listening to schools, teachers, students and parents and have authored legislation that, with proper qualification and documentation, will allow each school system to regain control of their food programs. If a system can show they sustained...
  • Michelle Obama Instructs Children of Oceania: Monitor Your Parents For Thoughtcrime

    05/20/2014 9:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    “There can be no aspect of your daily life that’s removed from politics,” Jim Treacher writes at the Daily Caller, “Now you will be monitored by your own children for expressing unapproved opinions. You’d better watch what you say at the dinner table, Mom and Dad.” Jim links to this post at The Blaze: First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made. The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas,...
  • Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space

    05/20/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Left-wing extremism has a home at PBS – and that home, to be specific, is the set of Moyers & Company. Host Bill Moyers kicked off Sunday’s episode with a flashback to the previous week’s broadcast, in which scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki had announced that he believes society should literally punish politicians who don’t believe in global warming. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] This is what Suzuki told Moyers:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness. If we are in a position of being able to act, and we see something going on and...
  • Victoria Nuland [Obama Administration] Accused of Meeting With Neofascists in Washington

    05/19/2014 12:02:00 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 89 replies
    FireDogLake ^ | 5/19/2014 | DSWright
    In an interview with Bloomberg News [URL at link], Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted that Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland had meetings with the Ukrainian neofascist group Right Sector in Washington DC. The Right Sector has been involved in numerous killings including the burning of pro-Russian supporters in Odessa. ... Whether Nuland met with Artyomenko or any other representative of the Right Sector to help with fundraising and support is unknown. What is known is that the US is supporting the gang in Kiev's "interim government" which includes Svoboda an openly neofascist party...
  • Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More (Returning veterans!) [from 2009]

    05/17/2014 3:20:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    IMPERIAL, Calif. — Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. The responding officers — eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 — face tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud shots — BAM! BAM! — fired from behind a flimsy wall. They move quickly, pellet guns drawn and masks affixed. “United States Border Patrol! Put your hands up!” screams one in a voice cracking with...
  • Virginia county takes aim at home Bible studies, freedom of assembly

    05/15/2014 1:16:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 11, 2014 | Matthew Clark
    A new Fairfax County, Va., zoning proposal takes direct aim at the right to assemble in the privacy of one’s own home. This proposed “Group Assembly in Residential Dwellings” zoning ordinance amendment not only poses a grave and fundamental violation of the U.S. Constitution but smacks of the worst type of government overreach. The ordinance would limit the number of people one could have in their home to 49 a day, and to exceed that limit more than 3 times in any 40-day period would be a violation of law. I never imagined hosting a Bible study in my home...
  • MSNBC’s Hayes: Some Conservative Beliefs Should Disqualify People From Public Office

    05/14/2014 6:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 14, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    On Tuesday’s All In, host Chris Hayes and his guests tackled a chilling and politically loaded subject: which beliefs should disqualify someone from holding public office. Among other things, the group decided that global warming “denialism,” opposition to same-sex marriage, and opposition to a “robust” Voting Rights Act should put a politician outside the mainstream and ruin their chances of holding public office. Hayes seemed excited that politicians might be branded with a figurative scarlet letter for holding beliefs that run counter to his own far-left vision. In fact, he claimed the act of disqualification based on certain beliefs is...