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  • R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse

    03/28/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Feelguide.com ^ | 3/22/2015 | FEELGUIDE
    Last week when NASA announced that California is on its death bed and has only 12 months of water left, the news hit like a punch to the gut. “Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir,” writes Jay Famiglietti of NASA. Famiglietti adds: “Statewide, we’ve been dropping...
  • Corporations Feed Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:26:32 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2015 | S.P.
    This invisible government which polices the very habits and thoughts that created the culture of consumption is now managing a sustained culture of political correctness. As many modern American capitalists will tell you, money does not discriminate. The almighty and powerful dollar does not care what colour our skin may be or what god we may kneel to. It is man that discriminates on such lines. It is man who utters words and ideas that may alienate or segregate potential consumers. If corporations were to sell their products selectively to Anglo-Saxon, white Americans, they would be consciously minimizing their own...
  • Two Minutes Hate at Avery Fisher Hall

    03/27/2015 7:01:06 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 3/27/15 | Rush limbaugh
    Two Minutes Hate at Avery Fisher Hall BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I am doing that which I was born to do. My name is Rush Limbaugh. I am America's Real Anchorman. I am the guy that drives the left insane. I'm the guy responsible for making them insane. I'm the guy responsible for infusing the left with an out-of-control, out-of-containment even possibility of being contained hatred -- and, for that, my friends, I have a gold star, and I take it from them. You might say, "What's Rush talking about?" I'll tell you what I'm talking about in just a second....
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • Business dealings of Hillary Clinton's brother raise new questions

    03/26/2015 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/2015
    The latest baggage threatening to dog Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House comes in the form of her brother, who allegedly got help from the Department of Homeland Security in smoothing a business deal. The department’s inspector general found that Tony Rodham was given special treatment by DHS’ No. 2 in securing visas for foreigners connected to a deal. Rodham was CEO of an electric car company owned by another longtime Clinton pal, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, when he got help from DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas securing the visas for investors in the firm. It is not clear...
  • Political Discrimination against Conservatives at Iowa Law School

    03/24/2015 11:54:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Think politics does not play a part in hiring decisions at universities? Think again. Teresa Wagner, a conservative lawyer, has been in the center of a years-long legal battle with the University of Iowa’s Law School over their decision not to hire her because of her conservative political views. Legal Insurrection, a legal blog, explains her case here. She recently spoke at the conservative family think tank Family Research Council, where she once worked before moving to Iowa. wagner v jones frc event Wagner said that the Iowa law school has “50 tenure track faculty members and there [was] only...
  • Predictable Drive-Bys Attempt to Disqualify Cruz on the Premise That Voters

    03/23/2015 3:02:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So predictable. Everything the left does is so predictable it ought to be easily nuked. By now, everybody opposing the left ought to have ways to just knock 'em out of the water. In this case, Ted Cruz, hey, no experience, he's too stupid, he's too dumb, he doesn't believe in climate change. The only thing the guy's done is shut down the government for 16 days. It's predictable and it ought to be, as a result of that, ineffective. Greetings, great to have you back. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies....
  • Time to Compromise With Campus Liberals

    03/23/2015 9:30:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear UNC Board of Governors: As you probably already know, Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNCW, which stands for The University of North Carolina for Whining Liberals. As faculty senate president, it is his job to use his office to campaign against Republican legislation and pretend he is a man of principle who is dedicated to fighting for academic freedom. Despite Lugo’s lack of intellectual honesty, I think it’s time for the Republican-led UNC Board of Governors (BOG) to begin negotiations with Lugo immediately. As far as I can see, Lugo has at least two specific...
  • Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales

    03/23/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Mar 22, 2015 | Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro
    Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales New York’s Trinity Wall Street Church Challenges Assault-Rifle Sales By Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro March 22, 2015 7:38 p.m. ET A U.S. appeals court showdown looms next month for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a case with potentially broad impact on how much influence investors can have over their companies. The dispute concerns Wal-Mart’s sales of assault rifles with high-capacity magazines. New York’s Trinity Wall Street church wants shareholders to vote on a resolution calling on Wal-Mart’s board to review management decisions to sell the weapons, as well as other products that...
  • No Point in More Defense Spending With Liberals in Charge

    03/23/2015 4:41:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The patriotic conservative hawks who are terrified by the deterioration of our military are absolutely right – our military is in crisis. But lifting the sequester caps and pumping more money into the Pentagon isn't going to solve the problem. First, we need a president who actually cares about defending this country. Second, we need to change the Defense Department from a feeding trough for government workers and contractors into a lean, mean, warfighting machine. We can solve the first problem in November 2016 by electing a president who cares about this country's defense. Barack Obama doesn't, and Hillary Clinton...
  • An Obama Miscellany: Eligibility, Racism, Education, Etc.

    03/21/2015 6:33:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    http://educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | March 21,, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Here are four lively short articles about our president: ------------------------------------------- "Obama and the Ineligibility Circus." Some of the cleverest trolls on the Internet devote their time to spreading confusion about the requirements for being president. You have to be a citizen. You have to be 35. And you have to have two parents who are themselves Americans. That last requirement is called the "natural born" requirement. Because of that requirement, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are not eligible to be president. My hope is that one of them drops out of the race and tells the country why. http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-and-the-ineligibility-circus?cid=db_articles --------------------------------------------...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • Person Putting "Whites Only" Stickers Around Austin Turns Out to be Liberal Social Justice Warrior

    03/21/2015 1:20:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 94 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/21/15 | Aurelius
    It turns out that the person who has been posting "whites only" stickers around Austin, Texas is actually a liberal "social justice warrior" looking to bring attention to the racism of whites. These stickers had been posted around stores in Austin: For days no one knew who had posted them and why could only be speculated. The answer has been solved today: the stickers were posted by Austin lawyer Adam Reposa who did it to point out the "gentrification" of Austin and the displacement of minorities. “They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into...
  • Over-priced coffee and a side of white guilt

    03/20/2015 8:04:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Starbucks admits that the initiative was birthed out of a company forum in which employees discussed racial tensions across America due to “police killing unarmed black men in Ferguson.”
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • Kerry Compares His Courage To Lincoln, Churchill, Dr. King, Gandhi And Mandela (not satire)

    03/15/2015 3:28:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Secretary of State John Kerry compared himself to Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and other great historical luminaries for having the courage and tenacity to tackle the most heinous enemy plaguing mankind — climate change. “My heroes are people who dared to take on great challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be,” Kerry said in an address to the Atlantic Council on Thursday. “Lincoln took risks, Gandhi took risks, Churchill took risks, Dr. King took risks, Mandela took risks, but that doesn’t mean that every risk-taker is a role model.”
  • Obama’s Treason Is the New Patriotism

    03/15/2015 3:05:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Highlights: "Having aligned with everyone from Castro to the Supreme Leader of Iran (a country which rapes teenage girls so that they don’t die as virgins, and stones teenage rape victims), Obama has to make it seem as if it’s the Republicans who are the traitors." "During his original campaign, Obama said, “We cannot allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon." Bill Clinton said during his first term in office, 'North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb.' North Korea could and did. Bill Clinton knew all along that it could and would." "Clinton and Obama didn’t accidentally...
  • An Open Letter to hdr22@clintonemail.com (Dowd)

    03/14/2015 1:15:11 PM PDT · by oleus · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/2015 | Maureen Dowd
  • Steinem, other prominent women announce plan to walk Korean demilitarized zone

    03/13/2015 9:08:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2015 | AP, via Fox News
    Making the ultimate statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced their plans for a rare and risky walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification. The DMZ is the world's most fortified border, with the two countries still technically at war. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers face off across the heavily mined zone. Organizers of the effort called WomenCrossDMZ.org on Wednesday said they hope for 30 women, including two Nobel Peace laureates, to cross from North Korea to South Korea on May 24, which is International Women's Day...
  • OPINION: Gun violence is a health crisis

    03/12/2015 6:01:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 03/12/2015 | William D. Bezdek , M.D.
    The American College of Physicians, combined with the American Bar Association and eight other professional organizations, has issued a call for action to stem the national crisis in firearm deaths and injuries. In a white paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they point out that more than 32,000 deaths a year are the result of gun violence. The United States has the most gun deaths of any industrialized nation. In addition, the number of injuries caused by guns is more than double the death number. The Children's Safety Network estimated that in 2010, gun violence cost $174 billion....
  • Creepy Obama Cult Calls for Charges Against Sitting Senators

    03/11/2015 6:53:36 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-11-2015 | Michael Walsh
    The federal government is now the enemy of the good people of the United States. "File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement. "On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven United States Senators committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years."
  • Hillary Clinton Tries to Quell Controversy Over Private Email (Deleted just like Lois Lerner?)

    03/10/2015 9:10:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/10/2015 | AMY CHOZICK and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    At one point on Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton said the emails she had deleted contained “personal communications from my husband and me.” But on Sunday, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton told reporters that the former president had “sent two emails in his life.” After the news conference, Mrs. Clinton’s office provided several new details about the email account and what she has provided to the State Department. More than 100 government officials knew about Mrs. Clinton’s use of private email, her office said. (The White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Monday that President Obama exchanged emails with Mrs. Clinton, saw that...
  • Another Liberal Fails History

    03/10/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 10, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    A friend recently sent out a link to an article in the Greensboro (NC) News and Record, in which a left-wing columnist by the name of Susan Ladd decries the notion of American exceptionalism. To her, the idea that the United States of America is better than anyone else, or has even been a positive force for good in world history, is "hypocritical" and just plain wrong. She is appalled that people would protest against the recent revisions of the AP History curriculum, a revision which was developed by left-wing activists and which leaves out large chunks of actual American...
  • Chart: The United States of Catholics and Protestants

    03/09/2015 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4 | Ana Swanson
    As the chart ... shows, Catholicism is the most common religious tradition in 17 states, while white evangelical Protestants are first in 15 states, mostly in the South. The religiously unaffiliated are the most common religious group in 13 states, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Three states are outliers: Utah, which is 56 percent Mormon, the largest percentage of one single religious tradition, and Iowa and North Dakota, where white mainline Protestants are the dominant religious tradition.
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • THE LEFT IS TIRED OF PERSUASION

    03/02/2015 6:31:52 PM PST · by Bratch · 3 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 2, 2015 | JOHN HAYWARD
    “Is Liberalism Exhausted?” Jonah Goldberg wondered recently at National Review, surveying a movement that seems to have run out of intellectual gas after six years of dragging Barack Obama uphill. [...] All true, but to quote Obama’s presumptive successor on the Democrat ticket in 2016: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”It’s true that liberalism doesn't have anything exciting and new to offer – even its plans for the Internet are drawn from 1930s telephone legislation – but the only thing the Left is really tired of is selling its ideas to skeptics. It’s largely given up on that effort in exchange for...
  • A Social Justice Warrior Story with a Happy Ending - and an Important Lesson

    03/05/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In modern America, we face an enemy which is implacable in its desire to subvert, overthrow, and destroy our traditional American way of life. This enemy goes by many names – the Left-wing, progressives, political correctness, cultural Marxists – but one name which they have applied to themselves seems to best sum up what their intentions are: “social justice warriors.” These people refer to themselves this way because they believe it is their purpose in life to crusade against the “evils” that they think pervade America – “racism, sexism, homophobia, intolerance” and all the rest. The practical effect of all...
  • Obama presides over the stupefying of America

    03/05/2015 6:47:39 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    stu•pe•fy (v.) – to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor; also, to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish. In searching for one word to describe the state of affairs in America at the present time, I kept coming back to the word "stupefying." For my purposes here, this is an incredibly useful word for illustrating what Barack Obama, and the left-wing in general, have done to our country. One half of the country is stupefied in the sense of the first definition – they are in a state of little...
  • Democrats Aren’t Rushing To Defend Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/4/2015 | RACHEL ROUBEIN AND LAUREN FOX
    Everyone in Washington is talking about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail account during her four years as secretary of State and her homebrew computer server. Everyone, that is, except for many Senate Democrats. As operatives, strategists and opposition research groups rush to her defense, some Washington Senate Democrats are remaining silent for the moment, saying they've been too busy with the week's packed schedule to be fully briefed on the crisis du jour. Democrats have a difficult line to walk. They don't want to be seen hitting their strongest contender to keep the White House, but that does...
  • Scott Walker as Sen. Joe McCarthy

    03/03/2015 11:32:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Shepherd Express - Milwaukee ^ | March 4, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s time to consider whether Gov. Scott Walker is intentionally employing the brazenly dishonest tactics of Sen. Joe McCarthy, who previously held the title as the most dangerous national politician to come out of Wisconsin. Since the 1950s, right-wing Sen. McCarthy has been the worst stain on both Wisconsin politics and the Republican Party nationally. McCarthy achieved that distinction by getting an entire, shameful era in U.S. politics—the McCarthy Era—named after him. McCarthyism turned the ’50s into a reckless, anti-Communist witch hunt as Wisconsin’s Republican senator made wildly irresponsible, untruthful accusations about Communists subverting our government (the moderate Eisenhower administration!),...
  • Flushing out Liberals - Poking a Stick Into the Monkey Cage

    03/03/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 2 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 3-2-15 | Chris Shugart
    In spite of the overwhelming success of American Sniper, it received only one Oscar out of the six categories for which it was nominated. It was a consolation prize most likely—one that allowed the Academy to maintain their façade of integrity, while not causing Hollywood liberals' heads to explode. But this isn’t about the public sensation the film has become. It’s about another phenomenon: the predictable reactions that came from the left. There’s no need to detail or recap the antagonism. But now that the furor of angry and confused criticism is beginning to subside to non-toxic levels, I think...
  • EPA's latest proposal could be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the United States.

    03/03/2015 2:14:15 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-28-15 | John Eick
    In late 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would further ratchet down national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone from the current level of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a range of 65 to 70 ppb. Notably, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) declared the proposal to be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the country. A study recently conducted by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by NAM confirms NAM’s earlier statement. Specifically, the study reveals that reducing the current ozone standard to 65 ppb would reduce U.S. gross...
  • Liberals Mugged by Obamanet [liberals complain about net neutrality]

    03/02/2015 7:43:49 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 1, 2015 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Buyer’s remorse is already setting in for Google and other ‘net neutrality’ proponents. When Google’s Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama ’s demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead micromanages the Internet. Mr. Schmidt is not the only liberal mugged by the reality of Obamanet... as details leak out, liberals have joined the opposition to ending the Internet as we know it. The Progressive...
  • The Obama Inquisition

    03/02/2015 5:08:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    And if you don’t believe in Obama, you’re a racist enemy of all that’s good and progressive who is going to liberal hell. Or as they call it, Portland. If you want to infuriate a liberal, question his patriotism. He’ll sneer, mock and ridicule the question. And then when he is up against the wall, he will mumble that the real patriots don’t need to wear flag pins because they covertly perform their patriotism in the dead of night when no one is looking. He may even trot out that fake Jefferson quote about dissent being the highest form of...
  • FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader ....

    03/01/2015 8:38:24 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Pat Dollard
    FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader Who Made Viral Video Questioning Obama’s Patriotism Excerpted from The Examiner: On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That’s when he learned his account and page had been locked for “suspicious activity.” He jumped through all of Facebook’s hoops, but wasn’t able to recover his account. So he created a new profile...
  • Warren dings Walker over comments on unions and ISIS

    03/01/2015 7:27:45 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Warren, who is closely aligned with progressive union groups, ripped Walker in a tweet Saturday for what some saw as a comparison between union members and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: "If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends.” In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Walker said, “If I can take on 100,000 protestors, I can do the same across the world.” Walker, a possible 2016 presidential candidate for the GOP, tried to walk back his comments after his...
  • Helping Liberals Swallow the Best Medicine

    03/01/2015 11:52:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Not all good principles are easily accessible to all. It took the economics profession a hundred years to understand value as marginal utility, and a while longer to understand it wasn’t measurable. Philosophers and scientists had been thinking about the physical world for millennia, but it wasn’t until Newton that the greatest strides were made to some first principles — only to have his perspective on matter and force transformed by Einstein a few centuries later. And I know that many ideas go in and out of my head, too. I bet even geniuses have to struggle to learn well...
  • Obamacare threatens to end John Roberts’s dream of a nonpartisan Supreme Court

    03/01/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/1/2015 | Robert Barnes
    The first time the Affordable Care Act came before the Supreme Court, its constitutional foundation under attack, John G. Roberts Jr. was its unlikely savior. In a spectacular display of spot-welding, the chief justice joined fellow conservatives on some points and brought liberals on board for others. Roberts was the only member of the court to endorse the entire jerry-rigged thing, and even he made sure to distance himself from the substance of the law. (“It is,” he wrote, “not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”) Still, his efforts rescued President Obama’s signature...
  • How big is the target the government has put on your back?

    02/28/2015 10:19:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Our friends at Americanfreedomfighters.com have examined hundreds of US Government documents and developed a clear list of characteristics Barack Obama’s Administration thinks are “red flag” indications that make us terrorists in their eyes. All of these characteristics can be fully examined using the links provided by the authors. All of the following “forbidden” thoughts or actions will make you suspect in Obama’s eyes. Barack Obama thinks you are a terrorist threat if you talk about individual rights; support the idea of states’ rights; want to make the world a better place; identify with the colonists who fought the American Revolution;...
  • Why Don't Liberals Care About Black-on-Black Killing?

    02/28/2015 7:43:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    americanthiker ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Christopher Chantrill
    The good thing about a book like Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America is that it's real reportage about murder in the African American ghetto; it's not just narrative from the usual social justice warriors. Author Leovy's angle is that routine murder in African American ghettos is invisible, in the sense that individual murders don't get a write-up in the paper. So she decided to do something about it, The Homicide Report, a blog that documents each and every murder in LA. Each murder, routine as it is, devastates a family, but the cops only arrest a suspect...
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson gets CPAC standing ovation as he slams hippies

    02/28/2015 4:58:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 Feb 15 | Chris Spargo
    <p>The most popular speaker at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference was not a politician, but rather Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.</p> <p>Robertson received a thunderous applause that brought the audience to their feet Friday as he accepted the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award.</p>
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million in Communications Services Tax Relief

    02/25/2015 12:38:51 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-25-15 | Kati Siconolfi
    Great news for consumers in Florida: Governor Rick Scott has proposed $470 million in communications services tax relief. Governor Scott’s proposed budget would reduce the communications services tax for mobile, cable services and non-residential landlines by 39 percent. Furthermore, his proposed budget would also reduce the communications services tax for satellite services by 27 percent. Under the governor’s budget proposal, a family spending an average of $100 a month on cell phone, cable and satellite television services could save about $43 a year. Currently, Florida’s state and local communications services tax is one of the highest in the nation, with...
  • Black History Biden: Veep calls for 'emancipation' of people's wealth

    02/25/2015 6:30:02 AM PST · by 9thLife · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2015 | 8:10 AM | BY PAUL BEDARD
    Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order. “A lot of wealthy white and black people aren't bad but they control 1 percent of the economy and this cannot stand,” Biden told about 100 guests, including past civil rights activists and NBC weatherman Al Roker. “It's not fair because the business experts are saying that concentration of wealth is stunting growth. So let's do something that's worthy of emancipation,” said Biden, according to...
  • The Reality: Liberals HATE the middle class! Lies, Damn Lies and Ponzi "Progressive"/Liberalism.

    02/25/2015 8:16:31 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 14 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 2/25/2015 | RedNeckoBlogger
    The truth… Democrat/liberals/”progressives” HATE the middle class! Think a moment… their alleged “beloved” middle class, especially the blue collar whites and independent small business… are where most of the GOP vote resides these days. (I wish the RINOs would learn this). Obama's “economic policies” overwhelmingly favor the 1% (Fed prints money, sends it to Wall Street… stock market soaring, middle class pooring)! Observe ('cept the hated Koch Brothers)… nearly ALL the richest 1% (Hollywood, BIG media, Gates, Buffet, Steyer) are loyal Democrats and Obama’s golf pals (having purchased their Obamacare exemptions)! Obamacare, with its fines, and the growing regulatory state...
  • Hair Braiding: The Fight Against Occupational Licensing

    02/24/2015 1:09:40 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 11 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-21-15 | Paige Lafortune
    Unnecessary occupational licensing laws limit free market competition and discourage employment by preventing people from entering the workforce. In recent years, hair braiding has been a focus of licensing battles within state courts and legislatures. Late last week, Arkansas and Iowa both took initial steps to expand opportunities for hair braiding businesses. In Arkansas, a bill that would exempt hair braiding from state cosmetology regulations, HB 1177, passed through The House of Representatives and now sits in the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee. This bill would provide certification to professional hair braiders following a certain period of practice....
  • VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:04:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2015 | PAUL H.B. SHIN and CHRIS GOOD
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans."
  • David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly

    02/24/2015 6:40:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Hugh Hewitt grills David Corn of Mother Jones on his claim that then-CBS News correspondent Bill O'Reilly exaggerated the capacity of his involvement in covering the Falklands War. DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: As Joe Walsh said, do the show, go play it straight, he’ll play fair. But you’re asking me questions you didn’t ask Bill O’Reilly. HUGH HEWITT, HOST: If you… DC: So you know, I’m given you one more… HH: Here’s Eric Engberg… DC: If you want to talk about the article or not, Hugh, because I’ve got better things to do than help you fill time on the...
  • Clinton Body Count: You Won’t Believe These Numbers!

    02/23/2015 5:02:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 1/17/2014
    According to the American Freedom Fighters, the latest body count associated with the Clintons’ has been updated. All of the people included in the list below have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another, as explained in the description provided. Not included were any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date and current to the best of their knowledge as of January 2014. Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to...
  • Liberals, Stop Lying About Everything

    02/23/2015 5:39:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The last few weeks have raised a critical question for all Americans: Is the liberal elite unbelievably dumb or unbelievably cynical? Do our over-credentialed, under-educated, would-be betters actually believe the bullstuff they are shoveling, or do they really think that we normal Americans are so stupid that they can lie to our faces and we will just take it? I’m guessing Door Number Two. Liberals know they are full of it; they just think the rest of us are as foolish as the welfare-guzzling mouth-breathers who vote for them. It’s time for the lies to stop. Liberals, stop lying about...
  • Indicting Christ With the Atrocities of Islam

    02/22/2015 11:41:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | John Nantz
    Liberals are very fond of trying to conflate the teachings of the Bible with those of the Quran. It is an attempt to destroy the foundations of our liberty by indicting Christianity with the atrocities of Islam. For liberals, violence is only religious if it impunes Christians. The Bible is a threat to liberal, leftist dogma because it is truth that diametrically opposes the humanist statism that is the utopia of the American left. Atrocities committed by Islamists are met with only nervous smiles or with blathering inanities about jobs for ISIS because Islam is not an American institution to...