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  • Why the U.S. Should Merge With Canada

    04/12/2014 9:30:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | April 10, 2014 | Diane Francis
    The United States and Canada are far more integrated than most people think. In fact, a merger between the two countries isn't just desirable—it's inevitable. We share more than just the world's longest border. We share the same values, lifestyles and aspirations. Our societies and economies are becoming similar in significant ways.
  • Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam (Barf Alert)

    04/02/2014 8:52:40 AM PDT · by bkopto · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Apr 1, 2014 | Scott Maxwell
    Support for a Bush candidacy is building far beyond Florida. At a gathering of prominent conservatives in Las Vegas last weekend — where presidential hopefuls kissed the ring of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — Bush was among those who puckered up. And the donors liked what they saw. "GOP elite hoping to lure Jeb Bush," trumpeted the headline at the top of the Washington Post's Sunday-morning paper. Some see Bush as the party's best hope. Others see weaknesses ripe for exploitation. I think both sides are right. Right now, Florida's 43rd governor towers above most of the other Republicans...
  • Cruz Calls For Missiles In Eastern Europe

    03/18/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 17 Mar 2014 06:24 PM | Jason Devaney
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for the Obama administration to place missile installations in Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia’s moves in Ukraine. The Washington Post reports the Texas Republican made the comments during an interview Monday. "Beyond sanctions and aid to Ukraine, the most important thing we could be doing right now, with respect to Russia, is installing anti-ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe," Cruz said. "Appeasement has not worked. After more than five years of being unwilling to stand up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and Russian aggression, it is time for the United States to honor our...
  • US nun, 84, jailed for nuke protest

    02/19/2014 3:49:41 AM PST · by fruser1 · 33 replies
    The Belfest Telegraph / AP ^ | 19 February 2014 | AP
    An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a US nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws. Two other activists who broke into the facility with Megan Rice were sentenced to more than five years in prison yesterday, in part because they had much longer criminal histories of mostly non-violent civil disobedience... ...On July 28, 2012, the three activists cut through three fences before reaching a 548 million dollar (Ł328 million) storage bunker... ...They hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small...
  • North Texas Does NOT Need Anymore RINO's!

    02/18/2014 5:33:30 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 4 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    District 64 in North TX needs to dump Myra Crownover for a "real conservative Republican!" Ms. Crownover makes Susan Collins look conservative!
  • Are baby's born to illegals US Citizens?

    02/01/2014 8:34:39 AM PST · by Yooperman · 90 replies
    Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. I say NO. The illegal mothers are not subject to the jurisdiction of the...
  • When God says “No”

    04/20/2012 1:52:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 19, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is common for all of us to have to struggle as to the great mystery of God’s providence and will. If it is not our own struggle then we must often commiserate with others who are in distress. One person is losing her young daughter to cancer, a friend is struggling to find work, still another has a husband who is drinking. Some will say to me, “I’ve been praying, Father. Nothing seems to happen.” I am not always sure what to say and God doesn’t often explain why we must suffer, or why he delays, or why he...
  • Time is now for immigration reform

    12/20/2013 3:18:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/13 | Jeb Bush Jr.
    As our members of Congress head home to enjoy the holiday recess and start of the New Year, I look back at all the progress we’ve made on immigration in 2013 — building a nationwide coalition of leaders who carry a bible, wear a badge or own a business — and I look forward to what 2014 holds in store for reform. Wide acknowledgement from Republican House leadership — and support among Republican constituents — shows that immigration reform is definitely not a “dead” issue, but one with great opportunity in 2014. Every member of the House leadership team has...
  • LET'S PLAY DOCTOR

    11/23/2013 5:17:35 AM PST · by devolve · 13 replies
    SELF | Goofy
    OK KIDS LET'S PLAY DOCTOR!
  • Pete Rose has paid his debt. Let him back into the game

    11/14/2013 12:01:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 13, 2013 | Joe Posnanski
    ...We are coming on 25 years of Pete Rose's banishment... Pete Rose played baseball with an intensity and love that might be unmatched in the game's history. He cracked more hits and reached base more times than anyone ever. He represented a way to play baseball that inspired millions of people. Then, he gambled on games, breaking one of baseball's most cherished rules. Rose is 72 years old now, and I think it's time to let him back into the game. I don't think anyone should ask him to apologize again or come any cleaner than he has. I don't...
  • CURL: Be very wary of the mainstream media's new favorite Republican

    11/10/2013 6:23:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/2013 | Joseph Curl
    Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie? The Washington Post got all wee-weed up over his decisive win in New Jersey last week. The New York Times planted a big kiss on his chubby tookus. The networks in Manhattan all ran a variation of “Boy, this guy is really something, huh?” (snip) In coronating the rotund governor as the next sure-fire GOP presidential nominee in 2016, none of the mainstream media pointed out his stances on issues that they no doubt hate: Mr. Christie vetoed a...
  • Obamacare Democrats or TEA Party Republicans: "Who Yuh Gunna Trust?"

    10/30/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 13 replies
    Graewoulf | October 30, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Who do you trust to run the US Federal Government? The Democrats have chosen to over-spend our money without a budget for 5 years. The Democrats have chosen to not Impeach Obama in spite of his Dereliction of Duty as CIC during and after the Benghazi Massacre. The Democrats have chosen to approve of spying on those they do not trust which is all of the American People, and all of the people in Germany, France and Spain. Who among us can trust the Democrat politicians who obviously do not trust any of us legal citizens?
  • ["visibly frustrated"] Obama willing to talk, but only after government open, debt ceiling raised

    10/08/2013 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Tuesday expressed openness to large-scale discussions with Republicans on entitlements, taxes and a host of other hot-button issues. He even offered to buy them dinner — but only after the government is reopened and the nation’s debt ceiling is raised. In a rare appearance before reporters in the White House press room, a visibly frustrated Mr. Obama again called on House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a “clean” bill to reopen Washington.
  • A ´No´ on Syria If Military Cuts Aren´t Restored

    09/09/2013 7:16:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/9/13 | Buck McKeon
    As Congress debates whether to authorize a strike on Syria in response to Bashar Assad´s use of chemical weapons, much has been said and written about America´s special role in the world. Simply put, the blessings of prosperity obligate the U.S. to enforce the peace it seeks. There is no nobler duty. If the U.S. is unwilling to use its strength to respond to Assad´s crimes, then the defenseless will continue to be slaughtered in Syria, and America risks having similar atrocities visited upon its citizens. To allow the use of weapons of mass destruction to go unanswered would be...
  • Audit gives China green light to process U.S.

    09/05/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 18 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | BILL TOMSON and TARINI PARTI
    U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to audit reports obtained by POLITICO. The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections performed in March and the positive results make it likely the foreign producers soon will become eligible to export to the U.S According to the audit, at first, China will only be able to process chicken that has been slaughtered in the U.S. or other certified countries.
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Why I’m Voting ‘No’ on Syria

    09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Time ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rand Paul
    War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I don’t think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that “there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution.” The United States should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nation’s best and brightest to fight for anything...
  • The Pentagon estimates it will take 75,000 “boots on the ground” in Syria to secure the chemical

    09/04/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Networked Blogs ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Regardless of what Barack Obama is saying he, and not the world or humanity, drew a red line in the sand regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Now that either the Syrian government, or the al-Qaeda rebels we are about to support, used chemical weapons Barack Obama is seeking authorization from the Congress to conduct military operations in the war-torn country. The president is assuring the Congress, and the American people, that this will be a limited strike and will include no boots on the ground in Syria, however when John Kerry was pressed on this he hedged...
  • Rep. Bill Shuster travels to Pittsburgh International Airport in driverless car

    09/04/2013 1:10:10 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    WTAE ^ | September 4, 2013
    PITTSBURGH —A Pennsylvania congressman traveled to Pittsburgh International Airport in a driverless car designed by Carnegie Mellon University. Rep. Bill Shuster, a Republican from Altoona, made the 33-mile trip at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Shuster is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and he was accompanied by Barry Schoch, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A Carnegie Mellon engineer was in the driver's seat as a safety precaution, but the Cadillac SXR was driven along local roads and highways by a computer system which uses inputs from radars, lidars and infrared cameras.
  • No prison time for man who paralyzed victim with punches

    08/13/2013 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/1313 | Alicia Fabbre
    A New Lenox man found guilty of throwing punches that left his victim paralyzed, blind and unable to speak was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months of probation and ordered to turn over the $20,000 his family put up for his bond to the victim's mother. Joseph Messina, 25, faced up to 10 years in prison, but Will County Judge Sarah Jones said prosecutors failed to provide enough evidence to overcome the presumption of probation. Family members of Eric Bartels, the man left paralyzed by the punches, gasped when Jones said she was sentencing Messina to probation. "I'm very disappointed with...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come?

    06/30/2013 10:19:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 108 replies
    Time ^ | July 1 2013 | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Top 150 Conservative Websites Announced

    06/23/2013 3:53:26 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 51 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2013 | MOTUS
    And at Number 129, up 9 steps from #138 in February is (Drum Roll Please)... !!!!MOTUS!!!! Big Hugs and Thanks to all My MOLs, MODs, MYLs, MYDs, FOMs and all the wonderful people who link to my little blog on their websites and in comments around the intertubes!!! Special thanks to Doug Ross who tirelessly compiles the rankings and Linx to me regularly!!! Come Over to Celebrate!!!
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Begins To Lay Out Case For President

    06/15/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 103 replies
    CBN.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush began to sketch out his case for President of the United States if he decides to run next year. “It will be based on my record. And that record was one of solving problems from completely from a conservative perspective. I cut taxes every year, I shrunk the size of government,” Jeb Bush tells The Brody File. And as for his critics who say he’s too mainstream establishment he offers this: “I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the chirpers out there.” We sat...
  • Rand Paul: I'm Open to Voting for Immigration Bill

    06/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 9 Jun 13 | Thomson/Reuters
    Senator Rand Paul, a conservative Republican whose vote is being courted by supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill, said on Sunday he is open to voting for the measure but wants changes, including tougher border security requirements. Paul, who has hinted at an interest in running for president in 2016, in March backed the concept of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that is at the heart of a comprehensive immigration bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate. But Paul, of Kentucky, has also criticized some elements of the bill, saying it should provide a mechanism for assuring...
  • Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

    06/04/2013 4:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    On Memorial Day weekend, 2 million people marched in protests against seed giant Monsanto for the purpose of bringing awareness to hazards from genetically modified food, which it and other companies manufacture. Organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries. Genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified, or engineered, seeds, which are created to resist insecticides and herbicides so that crops can be grown to withstand a weed-killing pesticide or integrate a bacterial toxin that can ward off pests. The Chicago Tribune reported that because genetically modified organisms are not listed on food or...
  • Christie's wife: He'd make a good president

    05/24/2013 12:16:39 PM PDT · by shove_it · 78 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 24 May 2014
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's wife says her husband would make a good president. But in an interview Friday on NBC's "Today" show, first lady Mary Pat Christie said the family is not plotting a 2016 presidential run now. She says that she and Chris Christie have talked about their options for the future. She says they'll talk more about what the future holds after the Republican's re-election campaign. Christie is expected to face Democratic State Sen. Barbara Buono in the November election. Gov. Christie, who has been racing up and down the shore opening...
  • Man turns tables on shotgun-wielding attacker

    04/30/2013 11:12:07 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 30, 2013 | Mike Krumboltz
    A man being robbed at gunpoint at 5 a.m. Saturday morning in New Orleans turned the tables on his attacker when he managed to grab the shotgun, causing the attacker to flee. The confrontation was captured by surveillance footage from a nearby security camera. According to WWL.com, the victim-turned-vigilante wasn't done yet.
  • Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)

    04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 229 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul is calling for conservatives to embrace the cause of immigration reform, outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants after the federal government has certified that the border is secure. Paul’s proposal, outlined in a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Tuesday, carefully avoided the term citizenship. Instead, the Kentucky senator said he sought a middle ground that would include a multi-year process of granting visas to undocumented workers that would hinge on the annual verification of the security of the...
  • Manchin, Toomey Float Gun Checks Exemption for Undecided Senators' States

    04/17/2013 8:59:01 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 4-16-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    With Senate support for the Manchin-Toomey "compromise" continuing to slide, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) appear willing to revert to gimmicks to try to squeak the bill through. (snip) To stop the momentum shift before it is too late, Manchin and Toomey are "considering the possibility of adding language to the bill that would exempt select far-flung communities in Alaska and North Dakota from some background check requirements." They hope this would win the votes of Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), as well Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). If being exempted from the bill is what...
  • Boston Police: No Arrests Have Been Made In Marathon Bombing (UPDATE)

    04/15/2013 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    TPM ^ | 4/15/13 | Hunter Walker
    A A spokesperson for the Boston Police Department said no suspects have been taken into custody yet after the bombing at the Boston Marathon. "At this time, we haven't been notified of any arrests or anyone apprehended," the spokesperson said. The New York Post reported that a "Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast" has been identified as "a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing." The Boston PD spokesperson did not confirm that report. "Honestly, I don't know where they're getting their information from, but it didn't come from us," said the spokesperson.
  • Chelsea Clinton May Follow Parents Into Politics

    04/08/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton, might make it a political trifecta for the Clinton dynasty. The former first daughter who currently works as a "special correspondent" with NBC, told that station in an interview on Monday that if she feels at some point in her life that she could make an impact on America, she would consider running for political office. "Right now, I'm grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president and my senators...
  • Boy Scouts Reaffirm Gay Ban After 2-Year Review, Call 972-580-2000 at BSA HQ in Irving, TX

    02/04/2013 10:26:04 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 17, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/17/boy-scouts-reaffirm-gay-ban-after-2-year-review/ NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press. Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion – preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the...
  • Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance

    01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST · by xzins · 65 replies
    Press TV ^ | 27 Jan 13
    The Republican Party needs to broaden its appeal by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war," U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told hundreds of Greater Cincinnati Republicans Saturday. "We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue," the Kentucky Republican said at the Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club's annual pancake breakfast at the Sharonville Convention Center. To help the party rebound from two successive losses in presidential races, Republicans must find...
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON THE BIPARTISAN FRAMEWORK FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

    01/28/2013 2:34:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Senator John McCain ^ | January 28, 2013 | Senator John McCain
    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today delivered the following statement on the bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration reform released today with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ):  “The introduction of these principles is the first step in what will be a very difficult, but achievable, reform to our immigration system.  “No one here needs reminding that the last major attempt at immigration reform was over six years ago. Now we will again attempt to commit the remaining resources needed to secure the border, modernize and streamline...
  • All aboard? Paul Ryan supports Marco Rubio’s immigration reform outline

    01/14/2013 5:57:42 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 14 Jan 2013 | Chris Moody
    Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he supports "the principles" of an immigration reform proposal from Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a sign that the party may be coalescing around its own plan to overhaul the nation's laws."Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system," the congressman wrote on his Facebook page on Monday, with a link to a Wall Street Journal article that includes Rubio's key immigration goals. "I support the principles he’s outlined: modernization of our immigration laws; stronger security to curb illegal immigration; and respect for the rule of law...
  • No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the Law of the Land

    11/11/2012 5:44:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 11-9-2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yesterday, Diane Sawyer asked John Boehner in an interview if he planned to push for repeal of Obamacare. He responded that “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.” No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the law of the Republic. In April 2011, following the failure of Republicans to defund Obamacare during the first budget battle, I wrote the following at Red State: If it is reckless to shut down the government over Obamacare, then there is nothing in the budget worth fighting for. Due to the degree of entrenchment of the existing entitlement, even Paul...
  • Knowing What You Know Now, Would You Have Backed Romney From The Primary?

    10/16/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 146 replies
    Or would you have still backed Cain/Gingrich/Santorum/Christie/Palin (whoever your choice was from before or during the primary). I think it's an interesting question. Mitt wasn't my first choice, but am glad that he is doing so well. Would you now prefer Mitt over another who may or may not have done as well? Of course, I myself am a completely committed supporter of Mitt Romney since the primary was decided.
  • Does Integrity And Honesty Matter In The Senate?

    09/29/2012 3:09:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-29-12 | Skookum
    Does it make sense to elect a compromised candidate to the Senate?Elizabeth Warren the Marxist sounding law professor of Harvard is running for the Senate, but the Senate is probably running from her. Positions of power offer many opportunities for corruption and it is extremely hard for an honest man to resist the temptation. Bringing in a corrupt lawyer who already is compromised in terms of honesty and integrity is a forlorn hope at reestablishing the reputation of the Senate. Will the Senate be jaded enough to accept a new member who has already displayed a lack of integrity, but...
  • Obama spending $300 million for 'Palestinian state'

    09/29/2012 5:18:57 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 33 replies
    WND ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama administration has released details of a plan to infuse another $300 million into West Bank and Gaza construction projects, spending it deems critical toward attaining the “success of a future Palestinian state.” Despite combined U.S. and international donor-community efforts, a significant portion of the public infrastructure currently under Palestinian Authority control remains in need of expansion or repair, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the USAID. Obama, through USAID, is stepping in to meet the need as a successful Palestinian state “depends upon an infrastructure system capable of providing basic services to a growing population,” the...
  • "a neighborhood full of changes and no hope"

    08/30/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT · by djone · 4 replies
    theanchoress.com ^ | August 27, 2012 | The Anchoress
    "....but this stuff is not being said in an extremist corner of the internet — it’s being said in a middle-class suburban salon in an area where 30% (or more) of the businesses are now shuttered, and houses are being foreclosed upon and then re-occupied seemingly overnight, creating what the stylist called “a neighborhood full of changes and no hope. Forget about new small businesses,” he said, gesturing across the street, where a small food shop’s “opening soon” banner had become sun-faded and worn, even as the door remained locked. “That guy is never going to open.” “I can’t get...
  • Is Mitt Romney a Christian or not?

    08/23/2012 8:20:55 PM PDT · by delacoert · 158 replies
    Herald News Chicago Suntimes ^ | August 23, 2012 | George Gaspar
    <p>In recent decades the Republican Party has made a person’s religious beliefs an issue for election to political office, despite the First Amendment to the Constitution explicitly forbidding this [bullshit misstatement of the 1st amendment].</p> <p>For the Republicans, that requirement is a person must be a Christian. Mitt Romney has chosen staunch Roman Catholic Paul Ryan as his running mate. That should help divert some of the concern about Romney himself being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — a Mormon.</p>
  • Is Rubio Eligible?

    07/31/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 320 replies
    Fred Thmpson America ^ | 07.31.12 | Sen Fred Thompson
    I would like to address an issue that is apparently of concern to a significant number of people. In my “Ask Fred” column, several people have expressed concern (some have been adamant and angry) that Marco Rubio should not be selected as the Vice Presidential nominee because he would not be eligible to be President, if the need arose. They contend that at least one of his parents were required at the time of his birth to have been a citizen for him to fulfill the constitutional requirement of eligibility, even though he was born on American soil.
  • 5 College Degrees That Aren't Worth The Cost

    06/24/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/23/2012
    No degree guarantees that a college graduate will earn more over a lifetime than a high school student. Worse still, there are many degrees where the average high school graduate will likely out-earn a college graduate. If you’ve ever wanted to know the two main reasons why Americans decide not to go to college, the St. Louis Fed presented two convincing explanations. The more frightening of the two scenarios showed that, for students paying their own tuition, most will need a starting salary of $40,000 or better to overcome lifetime earnings of high school graduates. How can it be that...
  • Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio

    06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state. “Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift...
  • Do you agree with President Obama's proposed federal budget? (POLL)

    02/14/2012 4:10:53 PM PST · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | Feb 14,2012 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Do you agree with President Obama's proposed federal budget? Yes, it's the best road to recovery Maybe, but it needs more spending cuts No. No new taxes Deficit spending spells disaster Other (tell us in the comments)
  • Democrats Tell Us That We're The Party Of "No" And That They Liberate People(Excerpt)

    02/11/2012 12:04:25 PM PST · by Son House · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    And we're the ones, the old-fashioned conservatives, we want to deny people a good time, we want to deny people fun, we want to deny people all these things in life. So we have yet another example of life in America under the thumb of an ever-expanding state with central planning, otherwise known as "well-intentioned liberalism." From violating religious rights where there is no power permitted to do so, to mandating the purchase of products, to now mandating insurance companies sell certain products at a price that's also mandated, from czars, to denying the right to travel, it's all here....
  • Top Republican at CPAC: Jeb Bush could emerge as nominee at a brokered convention

    02/10/2012 5:01:03 PM PST · by RummyChick · 99 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 2/10 | Mail Online
    Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, has said that Republican turmoil might lead to a brokered convention in which Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, would emerge as a “possible alternative” party nominee. Mr Cardenas, who is running this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering in Washington of some 10,000 conservatives, told MailOnline that it was not certain that one of the four current Republican candidates would emerge victorious. His comments came as Republicans fretted publicly about the perceived weaknesses of Mitt Romney, the establishment choice and frontrunner, Rick Santorum, surprise winner in three states on Tuesday,...
  • Are We Stupid Enough to Reelect Obama?

    02/02/2012 12:44:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 192 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Pete, South Hold, New York, glad you waited, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush how you doing? I love you. RUSH: Thank you, sir, very good. Thank you very much. CALLER: You're the only thing that keeps me sane, but after 25 years of watching politics, listening to you, I'm giving up. I've come to the realization that people aren't misinformed or ill-informed. They're just plain stupid. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: Obama's got 48% approval rating. Who are these people? What planet do they live on? RUSH: That happens to correspond to the number...
  • Mitch McConnell on verge of chance to be Senate majority leader (No Thanks, we'll pick someone else)

    01/23/2012 4:56:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/23/2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell operates with a steely resolve, a political discipline that leaves nothing to chance. A childhood bout with polio instilled in him an enormous capacity for patience. And for 25 years in Congress, the Kentucky Republican has waited for the moment now before him: the chance to become Senate majority leader. With four seats needed to flip the chamber, or three if a Republican is elected president (because the vice president could break a tie), the GOP has its best opportunity in years to gain full control of Congress. But McConnell and his party must first...
  • Romney's running mate? It could be Christie or Santorum

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 100 replies · 1+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 9, 2011 | Thomas FItzgerald
    Christie is leaving the door open. "If Gov. Romney comes to me and wants to have a talk about that, we'll have a full conversation about that and then Mary Pat and I will make that decision about what we want to do with our future," Christie said in a Fox News interview before Christmas. "But my view is, I think if you fast-forward the tape to a year from now, I think it's going to be President-elect Romney and some other VP-elect - and Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey." Christie repeatedly has said he would not be...
  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/05/2012 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 196 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2012 | Stephen Moore
    National conservative leaders are wondering who, if anyone, can stop Mitt Romney from walking off with the Republican nomination after his narrow win in Iowa and his expected comfortable victory in New Hampshire next week. The name that keeps surfacing is Rick Perry, which says a lot about the desperation that the anti-Romney forces are feeling now. [snip] Perry insiders say that the plausible course forward for the candidate is to make this a one-on-one race with Mr. Romney so that the conservative vote doesn't split in two, three or four ways. South Carolina has a history of deciding the...