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  • New Poll has Gov. Scott Walker Opening Up Large Lead in 2016 Iowa GOP Caucus Race – 3/24/15

    03/26/2015 11:29:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 26, 2015
    Gov. Scott Walker has opened up a large lead in the battle for the 2016 Iowa GOP Caucuses, according to a new poll from Opinion Savvy. Walker holds a 15-point lead, more than doubling the support of his nearest competitor, Dr. Ben Carson: 2016 IOWA GOP CAUCUS POLL – Opinion Savvy (3/24/15) Scott Walker 29% Ben Carson 14% Jeb Bush 12% Mike Huckabee 11% Ted Cruz 7% Rand Paul 5% Marco Rubio 5% Chris Christie 5% Donald Trump 3% No opinion/Other candidate: 9.7% Walker now has a 7.6 point lead in our average of 2016 Iowa Caucus Polls.
  • 20 Foreign Policy Questions For the 2016 Republican Presidential Field

    03/26/2015 9:27:18 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 9 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-03-26 | Benjamin Weingarten
    With the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination officially under way, I thought it apt to share a set of questions on foreign policy — an area in which it is vital that each candidate distinguish himself given the size and scope of the threats we face. Below are 20 questions the next commander-in-chief will likely be grappling with, and should be able to answer cogently, consistently and comprehensively. The responses to these queries would serve to elucidate the first principles of each of the potential nominees, and create a clear contrast in terms of their goals, strategies and...
  • The Cairo-Madison Connection [Noam Chomsky's take on Scott Walker and the WI protests]

    03/26/2015 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Web Citation ^ | March 11, 2011 | Noam Chomsky
    On Feb. 20, Kamal Abbas, Egyptian union leader and prominent figure in the Jan. 25 movement, sent a message to the “workers of Wisconsin”: “We stand with you as you stood with us.” Egyptian workers have long fought for fundamental rights denied by the U.S.-backed Hosni Mubarak regime. Kamal is right to invoke the solidarity that has long been the driving force of the labor movement worldwide, and to compare their struggles for labor rights and democracy. The two are closely intertwined. Labor movements have been in the forefront of protecting democracy and human rights and expanding their domains, a...
  • Rick Perry and Scott Walker get more impressive with time

    03/26/2015 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    ....A month or so ago,there were legitimate questions as to whether Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was up to speed on foreign policy and could project the gravitas we expect of presidential nominees. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, he seemed a far cry from the candidate at CPAC. His answer on the Taliban trade and news of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion charge was solid...... Likewise,he explained why he prefers the term “safety” and gave an apt overview of what is happening in the Middle East:Safety is something you feel inside your chest, you feel in your heart. And I...
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Not a Serious Contender for President in 2016

    03/26/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ayobami Olugbemiga
    Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his White House bid in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning, becoming the first candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential campaign. "I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz tweeted with an embedded 30-second video. "It's a time for truth, a time to rise to the challenge, just as Americans have always done," Cruz says in the video. "I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise. It's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives...
  • Are we serious about fighting Islamic fundamentalists or not?

    03/26/2015 6:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    The news brings us a daily reminder of why the Obama administration is inept and lacking in basic common sense when it comes to its most important tasks: defeating the Islamic State and keeping Iran from getting nuclear weapons and dominating the region. The last, I think it is clear, is not even a problem to be addressed. The administration appears content to work in tandem with Iran in Iraq, let the Houthis depose the elected government in Yemen (where they have, according to news reports, looted intelligence files “exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations”), leave...
  • Oklahoma Shows Pension Reform Can Boost a State's Credit Rating

    03/26/2015 6:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/23/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Opponents of closing the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System have pitched an argument that doing so might have a negative impact on the state’s credit rating. That may seem an unlikely argument given the system's chronic underfunding — and one state's experience suggests the opponents have it exactly backwards. Persistent underfunding has contributed to an unfunded liability of nearly $26 billion in the state's school pension system. This is up from $17.6 billion as recently as 2010, despite two rounds of partial reforms (in 2010 and 2012) that did not prevent new employees from being enrolled in the current...
  • Florida 'PolitiFact' Shows its Bias on Gators and Guns

    03/26/2015 5:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent article by a person on a web site misnamed "PolitiFact Florida" did some interesting checking of a claim in the current debate about allowing people with concealed carry permits to carry on Florida campuses, as they do in most other places in Florida.  As part of the testimony for the bill, Florida Students for Concealed Carry made the following claim: "According to the state of Florida, you are almost twice as likely to be attacked by an alligator than by someone who happens to carry a conceal-and-carry permit." PolitiFact Florida's Amy Sherman decided to check out the...
  • Ted Cruz’s critics just don’t get it

    03/25/2015 9:54:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz officially kicked off the 2016 election cycle Monday by being the first candidate of either party to formally declare for the presidency. As expected, the Republican senator’s fiercest critics did everything they could to embarrass themselves and make him look great by comparison. Optics matter, and the critics remain blind. Sen. Cruz’s harshest critics describe him as crazy and unhinged, a wild-eyed wacko. The same liberals attacking him are the ones who believe that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a sane, lucid rational individual. A few moments on You-Tube will show that it is the progressive...
  • Ted Cruz's electrifying speech

    03/25/2015 8:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 23, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    It’s been a long time since I’ve heard any political figure do what Sen. Ted Cruz did yesterday in his announcement he is seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency. He delivered an electrifying, motivational, rousing case for liberty – explaining why it’s not too late, why Americans don’t need to lower their expectations, how this country has overcome greater odds in its history. And what did his critics say in response? I kid you not. This is what they said – on CNN, on MSNBC, on Fox. •He’s only been in the Senate a short time. •He has no...
  • Firebrand...A short list of Ted Cruz Firebrandings

    03/25/2015 5:55:23 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | March 25, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    News Search Returns for the term Firebrand. the talking points circuit is burning up with FIrebrand NBC: Ted Cruz a 'Conservative Firebrand' Who Throws 'Rhetorical ...
NewsBusters (blog)-Mar 23, 2015
NBC: Ted Cruz a 'Conservative Firebrand' Who Throws 'Rhetorical ... the Texas Republican as "whip smart, a real conservative firebrand, ...

Ted Cruz' most controversial quotes
Chron.com-Mar 23, 2015
 Conservative firebrand Cruz announces US presidential bid on Twitter
Herald Scotland-Mar 23, 2015
 Ted Cruz, an Ambitious Conservative With Sharp Elbows
In-Depth-New York Times-Mar 24, 2015
 Ted Cruz Set To Announce Presidential Bid
Blog-NPR (blog)-Mar 22, 2015
In 2016, Ted Cruz could be 'considerable factor' (+video)
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  • Chicago man gets probation in 'knockout game' crime

    03/25/2015 4:35:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | March 24, 2015 | Don O'Brien
    Lamar CoulterQUINCY -- A Chicago man who prosecutors said was playing the "knockout game" was sentenced to probation Monday during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Lamar Coulter, 21, could have received up to four years in prison on a felony aggravated battery charge, but was sentenced to 24 months probation and 270 days in jail by Judge William Mays. This is Coulter's first felony offense. Mays ordered Coulter to spend 180 days in the Adams County Jail. With day-for-day good time credit, Coulter could be out in 90 days. Coulter was arrested on June 27 after two separate...
  • The We Like Shooting Podcast is live @19:30 Mountain Time (3-25-15)

    03/25/2015 4:16:14 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 2 replies
    We Like Shooting YouTube Channel ^ | 3-25-15 | RandallFlagg
    Hilarious panel discussion about safety, guns, gear and gadgets and the issues that affect responsible shooters everywhere. Our guest tonight is Molly Rae, owner of Valkyrja Arms. It's gonna be a great time!
  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    03/25/2015 3:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KFOX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor and Allen G. Breed, AP
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted. The misbehavior charge could land Bergdahl in prison for life, though some legal experts said a lengthy sentence was unlikely. He also could be dishonorably discharged and forfeit all his pay if convicted on either charge. Next, an Article 32 hearing — similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding — will be held at Fort Sam Houston in...
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBC’s Meet the Press Cruz was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Why? Because of Cruz’s stance on climate change—some of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruz’s comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brown’s remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • Ted Cruz: Hoping to spark America’s stifled imagination

    03/25/2015 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 25, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    “Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home. Imagine, instead, millions of people of faith, all across America, coming out to the polls and voting our values.” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced Monday he would seek the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, aiming to inject much needed clarity and stark political contrast – not between Republicans and Democrats, but between himself and his party’s lickspittle, go-along-to-get-along, intellectual castrati. Speaking before a packed house at the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va. (a Christian institution of learning), Cruz hinted at his vote-getting strategy. “Today, roughly half...
  • Had he done this in Iraq, ISIS would be the JV

    03/25/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-25-15 | DrJohn
    Foreign policy-wise, Barack Obama has been consistently wrong about pretty much everything. Nothing symbolizes Obama foreign policy fecklessness more than Yemen. Just a few months ago Obama pointed to Yemen as a model of his foreign policy success and it has collapsed. Those in the know have long pleaded with Obama to listen to the commanders on the ground. Not Obama. In large part because his advice was being ignored, Gen. Stanley McChrystal was critical of Barack Obama in a Rolling Stone article written by Michael Hastings. McChrystal was fired, Hastings is dead. In a NY Times article describing McChrystal's termination Obama...
  • Proving the founders wrong

    03/25/2015 11:57:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    What if the King decides that a 2016 Presidential Election is superfluous? I am a long-time admirer of American Exceptionalism, as I understood America to be the very first society in history to recognize that our freedoms arise from something innate within us and not from the government. Or as the Founders put it, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” To this end the Founders created the Constitution of the...
  • Conservative Actor Robert Duvall Has a Message for the Republican Party About Religion and Politics

    03/25/2015 11:56:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 3/25/15 | MIKE MILLER
    Robert Duvall sat down with The Daily Beast at the recent South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival to talk about his new movie, “Wild Horses.” But the enigmatic actor also offered up some strong advice to the Republican Party, which we’ll get to in a bit. According to the publication, Duvall has been a longtime supporter of the GOP: He was personally invited to George W. Bush’s presidential inauguration in 2001, worked the floor—and narrated the videos—for the 2008 Republican National Convention, and publicly endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012. But last year, Duvall told The Daily Beast that he’s leaning independent because the...
  • God doesn’t play dice with the Universe but Obama plays dice with Israel

    03/25/2015 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Paul McGoverne
    Obama, like a desperate gambler, has placed all his bets on a nuclear deal with Iran promising “peace in our times.” Albert Einstein, genius, brilliant mathematician, and scientist, wrote “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” Glimpsing at the intricate layers of mathematical and scientific complexities underlying the composition of our material world and of the Universe, Einstein appreciated the amazing rational, logical Mind behind it; the known and unknown laws that govern this Universe, acknowledging a moral Hand inherent in its framing. But then Einstein wasn’t a politician, nor was he immortal; unlike Barack Obama who is, a politician...
  • The hollowing of the U.S. Military

    03/25/2015 11:54:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Lt. Col. Bill Connor
    Those defending us deserve our support, and we as a nation cannot afford a “hollow” force. It is time to be strong again “This is the most uncertain time I’ve seen in our national security since I’ve been in uniform. … [Yet] in the summer of 2013, only 10 percent of the [understrength] Army was ready to deploy.” – Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the Army For the past four decades, the military has experienced the challenges of drawdowns and war, but now stands “hollow.” Though the drawdowns of the post-Vietnam period were difficult, the post-Iraq and Afghanistan...
  • Gov’t could swallow your backyard for new national monuments

    03/25/2015 11:49:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Should university-bred legislators, government bureaucrats and environmentalists have their way, America, and much of the world by default, will go hungry Apparatus to attack public land use and private ownership is fully operational as the effort to create new national monuments rolls forward. Among recently proposed plans in California, U.S. representatives and environmentalists have carved out 360,000 acres of beautiful countryside, much of it productive, to stash away as natural “landscape.” Reviewing the map of the projected Berryessa Snow Mountain area to be cordoned off for limited, if not prohibited public use in sections, it’s easy to locate private tracts...
  • The Death Throes of Common Core

    03/25/2015 11:36:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Alan Caruba
    No way to know when Common Core will die or whether No Child Left Behind will suffer a similar fate but the trend nationwide is obvious. Parents, teachers, schools and districts want the federal government out Americans are learning the hard way that the federal government should not be permitted to impose one-size-fits-all standards to education. It was never intended to play a role in education and the absence of any mention in the Constitution is proof enough that education was intended to be supervised by the states where the school districts, schools, and parents are closest to the process....
  • Countdown to Obama’s Dangerous Deal with Iran

    03/25/2015 11:34:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Appeasing those who call for “death to America": Israel, Netanyahu remain a punching bag of convenience for a desperate president, a clueless administration The Obama administration’s determination to reach an accord with Iran at any cost continues unabated. As the March 31st deadline approaches, the administration has taken to recklessly downplaying Iran’s increasing belligerence, as well as continuing a coordinated attack on Iran’s chief critic, newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This weekend, the White House dismissed a speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei that included more chants of “Death to America” by both the crowd and Khamenei...
  • Senate Committee Advances "Denton Fracking Bill"

    03/25/2015 11:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | Jim Malewitz
    A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill that would limit local control over oil and gas activities across Texas — a measure being referred to as the "Denton fracking bill." The proposal is among nearly a dozen filed in the aftermath of the North Texas town's vote in November to ban hydraulic fracturing within city limits, and it's among those most likely to pass. The legislation, Senate Bill 1165, now heads to the full Senate, where advocates for municipalities will push for changes to address their biggest concern – that the proposal would jeopardize long-held city police...
  • GOP Urged Not to Lose Sleep Over Possible Executive Tax Hikes [semi-satire]

    03/25/2015 10:32:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Press Secretary Josh Earnest advised Republicans “not to lose any sleep over the president using his executive power to raise taxes. First, it hasn’t happened yet. So why fret about something that may not occur?” “Second, and even more important, if the president does decide to raise taxes there’s nothing anybody can do to stop him,” Earnest added. “The Internal Revenue Service is subordinate to his authority. If he orders them to increase the government’s take from taxpayers they will unhesitatingly obey. They most certainly won’t be swayed by anything any member of Congress or the courts might say or...
  • Teacher Union President In Line for Six-Figure Government Pension

    03/25/2015 10:15:01 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2015 | Tom Gantert
    When the current president of the state's largest teachers union worked for the Lansing School District more than 20 year ago, his job title was “paraprofessional.” That's a position that pays between $7.69 and $16.52 an hour, according to a recent union contract. But thanks to a special deal approved by the Lansing district in 1993 and allowed by a state law, Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook could retire and collect a government pension of up to $105,000 a year. That pension would come from the underfunded school employee retirement system, which is run by the state. That's because...
  • Operation Choke Point could be used to stop abortions as soon as 2017(payback time?)

    03/25/2015 10:07:32 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 2 replies
    SOL | 3/25/2015 | sickoflibs
    We know that the Obama administration is using their Operation Choke Point invention to intimidate a number of banks to cut-off funding of loans to legal small businesses like payday lenders and gun shop owners, businesses that libs like Obama and Holder frown on. Its not even clear where they get the authority to do this, we know of no law passed that gives the justice department authority to do this. An independent source writes :" It did this through subpoenas issued under Section 951 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), which authorizes the...
  • Obama Regime is Precisely What it Accuses America of Being

    03/25/2015 7:21:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    White House occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron With the mega ironies of our tumultuous times in competition for top spot, it must be The Irony of Ironies that Obama and his minions are down to a ‘Tee’ exactly what they accuse America of being: despicable bullies of the world. First seizing then standing on sanctimony and Projection 101 are Commandments 1 and 2 in Marxist ideology. History shows that whenever Marxists make it into high office, they seize the moral high ground from which they lecture the masses from bully pulpits provided by the media of...
  • SD: Constitutional Carry Killed by Senate Committee

    03/25/2015 6:56:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On the first of February, 2015, I wrote about a gun law reform bill introduced in the South Dakota House.   The bill included a number of reforms, including removing the restriction on the legal carry of concealed firearms by people who could legally own firearms.  The bill passed the House 44 to 23 on the 10th of February, 2015.   The bill looked like a shoo in to pass the Senate, with Republicans in the majority in the South Dakota Senate, with 27 Republicans and 8 Democrats. But there have been a number of Republicans who are not interested in...
  • How Union President's Pension Will Cost Taxpayers

    03/25/2015 5:17:52 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/22/2015 | James Hohman
    Although his real employer is a private organization – the Michigan Education Association – Steve Cook continues to be considered a Lansing public school employee for purposes of “spiking” his eventual payout from the state-run school pension system. The MEA is the state's largest teachers union, and Cook, its president, will eventually receive pension benefits that are based on his six-figure union salary rather than the modest pay he received years ago while employed as a classroom paraprofessional. Defenders of the deal argue that taxpayers shouldn’t be concerned because the MEA reimburses the school district for the money it contributes...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    03/25/2015 5:17:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
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  • 5 Reasons Latinos Won’t Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/25/2015 12:39:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Blue Natio Review ^ | March 24, 2015 | John Paul Brammer
    Liberals across the country rejoiced today as Ted Cruz announced that he is officially running for president, thus ensuring a plentiful gaffe harvest for progressive writers like myself to feed upon for months. The GOP has pretty much nothing to gain from Cruz’s decision to throw his hat in the ring. In fact, if anything, it will probably hurt them, as Cruz will only serve to solidify the idea that Republicans are anti-women, anti-LGBT, and anti-immigrant. Yes, Ted Cruz, the son of an immigrant from Cuba, is anti-immigrant. As a Latino, I can tell you right now that Latinos won’t...
  • What did Jeb Bush do to fight Obamacare?

    03/24/2015 11:39:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Byron York
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)For many conservatives, the fight against Obamacare has been the defining battle of President Obama's years in the White House. For them, and probably a majority of the Republican base, fighting first against the passage of the Affordable Care Act and later pressing to repeal it have been so important because: A) they strongly oppose the substance of the law, and B) they see opposition to Obamacare as the best way to resist the president's overall expansion of government. That the struggle has so far been a losing one has not changed the fact that conservatives require their presidential candidates...
  • A Q&A With Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter

    03/24/2015 7:29:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 24, 2015 | Mychal Denzel Smith
    Before he became the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson sat down to compose the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” he wrote. At the time, he was a slave-owner. Hypocrisy aside, there’s a “duh” factor in saying “all men are created equal,” but Jefferson must have found value in the proclamation of a self-evident truth. The fact that he needed to spell it out might have reflected the reality that we didn’t then live in a world where all men were treated equally—and we don’t now. On...
  • Elizabeth Warren & Her Big, Red Caboose!

    03/24/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 10 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Nothing makes me laugh harder than Democrats and the media deeming Elizabeth Warren a populist, a level-headed centrist, while declaring Ted Cruz a dangerous, Ivy League educated extremist who hates the unemployed and immigrants. Hello, his dad was an immigrant: a legal immigrant! And yes, jobs are obviously racist and time consuming. Mrs. Warren is not only a pathological liar but her house is so far left it resides at a dead end in Leningrad right across from Barack Obama's college transcripts and his father's copyrighted dreams. Yes, radicalism not only pertains to, but DEFINES the left side of the...
  • New Black Panther Party wants to ‘arm every US black male’

    03/24/2015 5:05:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    RT ^ | March 19, 2015
    Around 40 New Black Panther Party members took to the streets of Austin, Texas to condemn recent killings of black civilians. Armed with high caliber weapons, they said they aimed to patrol their own communities and encourage the taking up of arms. The protest in the state capital of Texas on Monday coincided with the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival, which celebrates music and film. However the heavily-armed New Black Panther members, who were carrying Kalashnikov rifles and AR-15’s caught the attention of many, as they chanted songs in their display of force. Showing off their weapons was not the...
  • Democrats Torpedo Human Trafficking Bill [semi-satire]

    03/24/2015 3:29:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Legislation aimed at deterring human trafficking (kidnapping people and selling them into slavery—especially as prostitutes) was stifled by a Democratic filibuster in the US Senate this week. The offending clause in the bill, as Democrats see it, is language that would bar federal funds being used to fund abortions. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) explained that “inasmuch as unwanted pregnancy is an even worse fate than being sold as a sex slave we cannot abide placing any limits on a woman’s right to an abortion. A sex slave merely has to endure occasional interludes of undesired intercourse. A woman denied an...
  • State on Required Payments for School Employees' Pension: 'The Check is in the Mail'

    03/24/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/18/2015 | Tom Gantert
    For the past few years, public school administrators, officials and Democratic politicians have complained of alleged school budget “cuts.” Although spending has actually gone up, an ever-larger share of the state's education budget is being consumed by growing shortfalls in the school employee pension system. Nevertheless, only twice in the past 10 years has the state of Michigan met the "annual required contribution" that the pension system's own accountants say is needed each year to eventually close the underfunding gap, given assumptions about the future growth of its resources. Specifically, net contributions fell short by $2.2 billion from 2005 to...
  • Mary Barra's Veracity on Trial in GM Lawsuits

    03/24/2015 1:49:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    NLPC ^ | March 24, 2015 | Mark Modica
    Depositions for General Motors’ executives, including CEO Mary Barra, will begin in May, according to the Detroit News. The testimonies will be at the center of class-action lawsuits (set for trial in January, 2016) against GM for its ignition switch defect cover-up and are slated to conclude in early October of this year. It will not be the first time Barra has testified under oath about the recall debacle which is now blamed for having caused 74 deaths. Attorneys for plaintiffs now claim they have evidence that GM executives knew about (and covered-up) the defects long before they admitted...
  • O Captain! My Captain! Ted Cruz for President!

    03/24/2015 1:10:04 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Progressives don't want earnest discourse over our most pressing issues or to be held responsible for their numerous failures and abuses because their behavior is unequivocally indefensible. Rather, they’re content spending countless resources to deceive and incite an apathetic electorate by labeling their political detractors racist, sexist or Right Wing extremists. In a sea of petulant children and shameless propagandists, America needs an adult; a principled and moral leader who is not afraid to speak the truth, use unflinching common sense and restore integrity to a government that was erected to protect the individual rights of Americans, not usurp them...
  • FEMA to deny funds to global warming skeptic governors

    03/24/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Warmist efforts to shut down scientific skepticism – the very heart of the scientific method – have escalated from mere rhetoric to mobilizing the financial might of the federal government to punish those who dare doubt the orthodoxy. Even though the computer models that have failed to predict actual outcomes must be continually rejiggered, they are proclaimed to be “settled science,” and doubters are to be punished. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing to financially punish states whose governors are regarded as heretics. Philly.com reports:
  • Obama’s Harvest of Violence

    03/24/2015 12:57:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Marc 24, 2015 | Hanin Ghaddar
    Democracy, freedom, self-determination, human and individual rights are values that Arab liberals like myself thought we shared with the United States. That’s what you told us. For years, we’ve received training and attended workshops on democracy and freedom of expression sponsored by international NGOs and NGOs funded by the United States and the Europeans. We’ve been preached to by visiting American diplomats and think-tankers and journalists about the virtues of citizenship and democracy. We took plenty of notes. We’ve been told that if we speak out to defend our rights, we will be supported by America. And now we’ve been...
  • Government Orders Bank Tellers To Alert Police About Your Cash Withdrawals

    03/24/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3-24-15 | Mac Slavo
    How can you tell if you're living in a police state? The short answer is that you're living in a police state when everyone becomes a suspected criminal or terrorist. And if the following report is any indicator, then welcome to the Reich. The Justice Department has ordered bank tellers across America to contact law enforcement if they suspect your cash withdrawal may have something to do with illicit activity. There doesn't need to be proof, or any sort of red flag indicator – merely suspicion by the bank teller processing your transaction is now enough to have you investigated...
  • Et Tu, GOP? The Spineless Spinning of the Gutless Old Party

    03/24/2015 11:30:05 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    The GOP and Karl Rove may find it advantageous to label Republican defectors as Tea Party extremists, i.e., Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh, but they cannot escape the fact they have systematically abandoned the ideals that defined conservatism since America’s inception: liberty, faith, low taxes, private enterprise, fiscal responsibility, government transparency, separation of powers, national security, and duty. If the GOP establishment wants to wage war on anyone they should begin by indicting themselves for treason and dereliction of duty. Time and again the once proud party of Ronald Reagan has capitulated on the deficit, entitlement reform, immigration,...
  • Why Unions Care About Paid Sick Time

    03/24/2015 10:31:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/15/2015 | Dr. Antony Davies
    Labor unions negotiate higher wages and better benefits for union members. That’s fine – that’s their purpose and it’s why some people choose to join unions and pay union dues. The unions have to perform a delicate balancing act. If they don’t push for better wages and benefits for their members, then workers will have less of an incentive to join unions. But, as unions attain better wages and benefits for their workers, non-union labor starts to look much more attractive to employers and so employers will tend to prefer to hire non-union labor. If union labor is more productive...
  • Susan Rice exploiting the 2-year-old death of her own literary hero?

    03/24/2015 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    Readers: do you think the tweet was done because Rice did not know about the death of her literary hero, or did she exploit the death to give oxygen to boss Obama’s message to the people of Nigeria? Susan Rice is as phony and hypocritical a National Security Advisor as she was President Barack Obama’s first ambassador to the United Nations. Just as she blanketed the TV airways in 2012 to reinforce the Obama administration’s position that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was the result an an...
  • Obama and Democrats Now Targeting Lawful Business?

    03/24/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Operation Choke Point, Is this the United State of America, or Obama's Nation? Is the Obama Administration now targeting lawful businesses? Mike Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Guns, LLC received a notice from his bank on November 13, telling him his business account was going to be closed because he was a gun dealer. Upon visiting the bank, he was able to record a conversation with the bank official who said, “We don’t do firearms, ammunition, Uhm, (unintelligible), (unintelligible), auctioneers and check cashing companies.” Hawkins also owns a private investigative business and as a result was able to look deeper into...
  • GOP Candidates Continue to Toss Money Down Cornhole

    03/24/2015 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/15 | Michael Shannon
    Until Republicans can stop “pleasin’” crony capitalists with subsidies at the expense of the public, taxpayers will continue to be subject to regular “squeezin.” The really big difference between Republican and Democrat handout recipients is their ability to be sympathetically photogenic. When pressed, the average Democrat welfare recipient can hide the flat–screen TV, stash the cellphone in a drawer and refrain from cigarette smoking. And it’s not too much trouble to pretend to fill out the job application or limp convincingly to prove the bad back disability claim as long as photographers and media are around. The Republican dependency class...
  • Is Obama Anti-Semitic?

    03/24/2015 9:41:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/15 | Alan Caruba
    Obama’s Israel Hatred: Anti-Semitic? Anti-Israel? Regrettably his words and actions demonstrate that this can be said of Obama with relative ease President Obama made no secret of his displeasure that Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected to be Israel’s Prime Minister. Only David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister and one of the nation’s founders, served longer. Obama lives in some parallel universe apart from the lessons of history and the realities of what is actually occurring. On May 18, 2009, not long after Netanyahu had been in office and was visiting the White House, Obama was demanding that he endorse Palestinian...