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  • Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

    11/26/2014 11:37:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Staff
    Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year. As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. That equaled 19.75 percent of 115,048,000 households in the country...
  • Cornel West: ‘Ferguson Signifies the End of the Age of Obama’

    11/26/2014 8:03:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/26/14 | Josh Feldman
    Professor Cornel West appeared on CNN International this afternoon to give his take on Ferguson, and said right at the outset, “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It’s a very sad end. We began with tremendous hope and we end with great despair.” He went on to cite a “Jim Crow criminal justice system” that doesn’t seek justice for young black and brown people, and said adamantly there is both a race and a class war going on against that group in America right now. CNNI anchor Hala Gorani asked West why he’s “so harsh” on the
  • Gallup: Obama Approval Plunges with Working-Class Whites to 27 Percent

    11/26/2014 7:52:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/14 | Wynton Hall
    A new Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama´s approval rating with working-class white Americans has fallen to just 27 percent, a record-low for his presidency. Among whites who´ve graduated college, Obama´s approval stands at 41%, also a new low in the Gallup poll. (Graph) Perhaps most troubling of all for Obama: Gallup´s data only extended to the end of October, well before the recent racially-charged riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, and protests across the country. "About two-thirds of adult whites have not graduated from college, making working-class whites a particularly important group politically because of its sheer size,"
  • Unorthodox police procedures emerge in grand jury documents

    11/26/2014 6:24:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-26-2014 | Jerry Markon and Tom Hamburger
    When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood off his hands and placed his recently fired pistol into an evidence bag himself. Those actions, described in grand jury testimony, violated protocols for handling a crime scene and securing evidence, according to experts in policing procedures and Justice Department documents. Wilson’s movements after the shooting were among a number of police actions in the aftermath of Brown’s death that experts said were unusual. The grand jury transcripts revealed, for example, that...
  • Obama At Turkey Pardon: "I Know Some Will Call This Amnesty"

    11/26/2014 3:19:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    During the White House Turkey pardon this year, President Obama joked that his critics would call his action “amnesty.”
  • US military urged to allow transgender troops to serve openly

    11/26/2014 2:54:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    Retired military personnel are calling on the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines to change their lists of disqualifying conditions to allow transgender people to serve openly. Though the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed, allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, there is still a ban on transgender service members. In May, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said that the ban should be “continually reviewed.” A report released by the Palm Center on Tuesday, however, said the Department of Defense deleted its list of medically disqualifying and administratively disqualifying conditions in August. Now only conditions that...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Rules on Mercury From Power Plants

    11/26/2014 2:53:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11-25-2014 | ADAM LIPTAK and CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a major challenge to the limits set by the Obama administration on emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. It is the latest effort by industry groups to roll back regulations that would reduce emissions like mercury, soot, sulfur, smog and carbon dioxide. The case also threatens to undermine one of the administration’s most significant victories and chip away at President Obama’s legacy. John Walke, a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the regulation of mercury emissions that are at issue in the new case “the greatest...
  • TEA PARTY OFFICIAL 2015 THANKSGIVING CHEAT SHEET

    11/26/2014 2:21:00 PM PST · by ealgeone · 38 replies
    self | 11-26-14 | ealgeone
    So when you're sitting around dinner this Thanksgiving and the liberal idiot in your family starts talking up Obama's "successful presidency" here are some fun facts for you to bring up. These compare to when odumbo began his regime. Decrease in the participation rate in the economy from 65.7 to 62.8 Number of food stamp recipients 32 million to 47.79 million. # background check for concealed carry permits 11.2 million to 21.1 million Number gun sales averaged 14 million between 2008 to 2011 and over 20 million between 2012 and 2013. Increase of federal deficit to 17 trillion compared to...
  • Video: Obama Admits his Executive Amnesty was Illegal; “I Just Changed the Law”

    11/26/2014 12:42:53 PM PST · by rightistight · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/14 | Aurelius
    President Obama has repeatedly stated that he was not changing the law by allowing five million illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, and that to do so would be both illegal and unconstitutional. Instead, he has claimed that he is using “prosecutorial discretion” to allow those people to stay. He promised that he did not change the law, and that he was certain that he did not. Yesterday, he admitted the truth in a speech in front of illegal aliens. In response to a heckler, the President became angry and in response told him that he didn’t realize...
  • Will Obama be impeached now that Republicans control both houses of Congress?

    11/26/2014 12:42:17 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies
    Renew America ^ | Updated November 20, 2014 | By Stephen Stone, RenewAmerica President
    Shortly after communist-mentored Barack Obama was elected to the White House in 2008, I asked a brother at a family gathering, "Who's going to be president of the United States in 20 years?" Without hesitating, he said, "Barack Obama." More informed than most people I'd asked, he instantly got the drift of my question. As I was thinking through the implications of the de facto communist coup that precipitated the question, however, I was struck with a realization that gave me some degree of hope in the face of our nation's heightened peril. Although no major communist strongman in the...
  • An Unexpected Jump In New Jobless Claims

    11/26/2014 11:12:06 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies
    etfdailynews.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Doug Short
    In the week ending November 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 313,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 291,000 to 292,000. The 4-week moving average was 294,000, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 287,500 to 287,750. There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims.
  • Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

    11/26/2014 10:58:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2014 12:59 PM EST | Dina Cappiello and Josh Lederman
    The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama’s original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry. In a long-awaited announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency said it prefers a new, lower threshold for ozone pollution of 65 to 70 parts per billion, but left open the possibility it could enact an even lower standard of 60 parts per billion sought by environmental groups. The current standard is 75 parts per billion, put in...
  • Dana Carvey: Comedians 'Afraid to Make Fun' of Obama Because They'll Be Called Racist

    11/26/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/26/14 | Christian Toto
    Comedian Dana Carvey understands why comedians initially tread carefully when joking about President Barack Obama, the nation's first black Commander in Chief. What the former Saturday Night Live standout can't fathom is why fellow comic Dennis Miller got taken to the pop culture woodshed for embracing conservatism. Carvey expounded on his career, political humor and the host of radio's syndicated program The Dennis Miller Show during a wide-ranging chat with Carl Kozlowski's Radio Titans podcast Kozversations. The pair addressed the current state of political comedy, with Carvey sharing how he views his role as a stand-up and social commentator. In...
  • "If You Like Your City, You Can Keep Your City"

    11/26/2014 9:37:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    That split screen of President Obama talking while Ferguson burned was the perfect image of the Obama presidency. On one side of the screen, Obama was asking for calm and praising his Attorney General Eric Holder for the work he did to promote peace and calm. On the other side, Ferguson was under attack- being looted and burned. That’s “the money shot”- the iconic image of the Obama presidency. It was almost as if Obama was saying to Ferguson, “IF YOU LIKE YOUR CITY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CITY.” Obama's Ferguson speech turned out to be as truthful as the...
  • 2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

    11/26/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by unixfox · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner | 11/25/14 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House.
  • Doug Ross Tax Audit Coming in 3-2-1...

    11/26/2014 9:56:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Blogger Doug Ross -founder of BadBlue News and a favorite of conservative hero Mark Levin- has gone from semi-famous in the conservative world to infamous amongst those in the ironically-named 'progressive' movement...  and NOW even the White House, as he's proudly made Obama's enemies list, according to a message from a Holder Justice Dept. hack revealed in a recent Friday document dump. Seems Eric 'With' Holder was caught lying by CBS rouge-reporter Sheryl Attkinson, Doug Ross, and others when they discovered the AG was briefed on 'Fast n Furious' a full year before he had previously claimed... while the scheming White...
  • Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans

    11/26/2014 9:32:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. “There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland. Americans should not...
  • Obama: ‘I Just Took An Action To Change The Law’

    11/26/2014 9:22:18 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-26-2014 | JIM TREACHER
    The great thing about Obama’s teleprompter is that when he stops reading from it, he slips up and tells the truth.Daniel Halper: The White House has argued that President Obama’s executive amnesty order last week was made well within the existing law. But in remarks in Chicago tonight, President Obama went off script and admitted that in fact he unilaterally made changes to the law. President Obama made the admission after getting heckled for several minutes by immigration protesters. “Now, you’re absolutely right that there have been significant numbers of deportations. That’s true. But what you are not paying attention...
  • Defense Secretary pick will be a challenge for Obama

    11/26/2014 9:13:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-26-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Defense Secretary job opening is emerging as a thanks-but-no-thanks opportunity, as some of the top potential prospects have already said they’re not interested in the job. Within minutes of reports Monday that Secretary Chuck Hagel would resign, the names of Michele Flournoy and Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed emerged as top prospects. But each made clear by the end of the day that they didn’t want the coveted but high-wire, Cabinet-level post. The new secretary would indeed step into a difficult and complicated world, with the emergence of the deadly and unpredictable militant group Islamic State, amid Defense Department...
  • Escalation 101: USA To Deploy 150 Tanks Near Russian Border

    11/26/2014 8:03:01 AM PST · by Fennie · 161 replies
    MINA ^ | November 26, 2014
    The US Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armoured vehicles to NATO countries next year and some of the heavy armour may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said on Tuesday. The move is part of a US effort dubbed Operaton Atlantic Resolve in the Baltic states and Poland to reassure allies anxious about a 'resurgent Russia', with American troops deploying for several months at a time to conduct joint exercises. Nearly 50 armoured vehicles are already in place and another 100 M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles will be "pre-positioned" in Germany and...
  • Obamacare offers U.S. firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers

    11/25/2014 6:35:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/25/14 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Under the president's new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.</p> <p>President Obama's temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare's health exchanges.</p>
  • What Obama’s Ferguson sermon left out

    11/26/2014 7:04:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    In his 967-word statement to the nation about the Ferguson grand jury decision on Tuesday night, President Obama devoted precisely one sentence to the risks and sacrifices police officers make to keep the peace. One. Obama delivered a tepid, obligatory acknowledgement that “our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day.” But he sandwiched it between a finger-wagging admonition that cops need to “show care and restraint” and a pandering discourse justifying the “deep distrust” that “communities of color” have toward law enforcement because of the “legacy of racial discrimination in this country.” Note: Multiple...
  • When the Republic Isn’t Worth Defending

    11/26/2014 6:57:34 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    I vaguely recall from Gibbon, or maybe it was from a high school class, that the Roman Empire didn’t go out with a bang. With a nod to Alaric and his Visigoths of 410 AD, there really isn’t a singular event to mark the beginning of the long slide. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined together, simultaneously with government. For centuries, Roman citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was...
  • President admits he took action to change immigration law

    11/25/2014 8:34:58 PM PST · by rlbedfor · 31 replies
    "I just took action to change the law"
  • Pardon the Birds and Pass the Ammunition…er…Dressing.

    11/26/2014 6:05:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-26-2014 | MOTUS
    Ever wonder what Big Guy did before he figured out how to get elected to public office? When he was still just some guy in the neighborhood, “organizing” the community and agitating for justice? If so, allow the  Rev Bobblehead to demonstrate what the fine art of street agitatin’ involves: Agitatin’ Al…agitatin’Boy, I hope all the outside agitators pack up and go home for the Thanksgiving holiday so Ferguson/St. Louis can reach a truce in the race war and begin to return to normal:If all you agitators go away, maybe we can stand tall again.Because like Big Guy said the...
  • Blacks, Race Relations No Better Under Obama

    11/26/2014 5:18:30 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 14 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | November 26, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Yesterday President Obama lent his support to the spirit behind the rioters in Ferguson. He declared their frustration is rooted in “hard truths.” Obama actually called the rioters criminals before saying they should work with him. It’s nice to see the President’s narcissism never takes a break. Perhaps the highlight of his comments from yesterday is when he declared that he wouldn’t comment on a local situation such as Ferguson because it isn’t the job of the President to comment on ongoing investigation of specific cases. Maybe the President has finally learned his lesson after ‘the cop acted stupidly’ and...
  • Dem fundraiser charged with child sex abuse met Obama often, flew on Air Force One

    11/26/2014 5:13:47 AM PST · by Arcy · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-25-14 | Dave Boyer
    A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is a strong supporter of President Obama who has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years, visitor logs show. Terrence P. Bean, 66, who raised more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, last visited the White House on May 30 when he met with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and political adviser David Simas. White House visitor logs show that Mr. Bean, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group,...
  • # Reality Sucks

    11/26/2014 4:36:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/26/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ever read the fine print?  Ever see the Christmas sale ads with a big honking asterisk at the end of the offer for a free 80" television*? The world is obsessed with optics, and rarely bothers to look beneath the skin on so many outright lies.  Here's a few images whose optics don't really match the story we're being fed.  You might say they are big asterisks by people who think we're stupid-a**.  But, you know, #realitysucks sometimes. I wonder if that book fits up his asterisk?  He certainly shoved it up ours. President Rouhani, we know you are negotiating in...
  • Who Benefits From All This Strife?

    11/26/2014 4:18:54 AM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: John in Dallas. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Pleasure to talk to you. My question or comment, why aren't all the black leaders saying to these kids, "Quit robbing, stealing, committing crimes, and go out there and get an education and become part of the system that you think is so corrupt and so bad"? RUSH: Well, I don't know about black leaders, but I think there are a lot of people that are encouraging young African-Americans to think that way. Now, this subject came up on the program last week,...
  • Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action

    11/26/2014 2:40:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Nov 14 | Karen Tumulty
    Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday. In his speech Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken immigration system, under which 11 million or more people are estimated to be living in this country illegally. “We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens...
  • Sharpton: Grand Jury Decision Proves Federal Government 'Needs to Step In'

    11/25/2014 8:25:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 25, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Speaking at a press conference in St. Louis along with attorneys for Michael Brown’s family, Rev. Al Sharpton said the decision handed down by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson proves that the federal government should have handled the case “from day one.” “Three days after Michael Brown Jr. was killed, we had a major rally in this very church,” Sharpton began his remarks. “We said that night, with his parents present, that we had little to no faith in the grand jury by the local district attorney. We said that night that we wanted the federal...
  • The ultimate troll: Rep. Peter King advises Obama to invite Darren Wilson to the White House

    11/25/2014 7:49:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The press will dismiss this as just an attempt to provoke the administration, and it is that. But Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY)… suggestion… that President Barack Obama invite the freshly exonerated Officer Darren Wilson to the White House is not without merit. “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or at least invited him to the White House,” King said on Fox Business Network. “And say, ‘you’ve gone through four months of smear and slander and the least we can do is tell you that it is unfortunate that...
  • Obama on Ferguson: 'I Don't Have Any Sympathy' for Protesters Burning Buildings

    11/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    With Ferguson, Missouri, bracing for a second night of violence and vandalism in the wake of the grand jury decision, President Obama warned protesters that “nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts.” “I’ve never seen a civil rights law or a health care bill or an immigration bill result because a car got burned,” Obama said at an afternoon event in Chicago today originally scheduled to promote his recent immigration action. "It happened because people vote. It happened because people mobilized. It happened because people organized.” he president, who was briefed earlier today on the situation in...
  • Understanding the Nihilist in the White House

    11/25/2014 5:51:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jean Kaufman
    Obama is bent on destruction rather than creation, because destruction for its own sake is also part of the arsenal of nihilism.Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan is an example of a type of person with a good mind who has huge pockets of — I’m not sure exactly what to call it. Naivete? Trust? Idealism? Lack of comprehension? Almost willful blindness? She often gets to a certain point in understanding someone or something and then stops, refusing to open the door of the room she stands before, afraid to look inside. Or she opens it...
  • Did pressure on Gitmo releases doom Hagel?

    11/25/2014 5:11:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that Barack Obama wants to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, although his zeal for the project has often been questioned. Obama’s first action as President consisted of a directive to close the prison, but almost six years later, it’s still in operation — and relatively popular, at least in contrast with the alternatives. Obama has embarked on a strategy to close Gitmo through default by emptying it of its detainees, but there has been one impediment to that strategy. Congress requires the Secretary of Defense to attest that any released detainees pose no threat...
  • Obama says Ferguson looters and lawbreakers should be prosecuted

    11/25/2014 4:21:14 PM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/25/14 | b wolfgang
    After his appeals largely were disregarded Monday night, President Obama on Tuesday again pleaded for calm and restraint in Ferguson, Mo., and across the country — but this time he also had a warning for those who have resorted to violence, saying looters and anyone else who breaks the law should be prosecuted. “There are productive ways of responding and expressing those frustrations and there are destructive ways of responding. Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it,” the president said during a speech in Chicago. “Those are criminal...
  • Russian Official: Ferguson Highlights ‘Serious Challenges to American Society and its Stability’

    11/25/2014 3:09:24 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    MOSCOW (CBS St. Louis/AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official as images of violent protests in Ferguson topped newscasts around the world. The protests came after a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the...
  • Obama has the reverse Midas Touch

    11/25/2014 2:48:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Foreign policy a disaster. Economy, employment a disaster. Healthcare a disaster. Energy policy a disaster. Race relations a disaster. Military preparedness a disaster. Border security a disaster. National security a disaster. America's standing in the world a disaster. Is there anything this man has touched that has not turned to shinola?
  • Missouri Lt. Gov. Rips Gov. Nixon Over Lack of National Guard Presence in Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:40:13 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2014, 8:20 AM PDT | Bob Price
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) came under political fire from his Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) for failing to deploy the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson before rioting got out of control. Kinder appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning with Martha MacCallum and expressed strong criticism about the Governor’s lack of action and lack of communication. “You know what the difference is between an executive and a Senator or Member of Congress?” Kinder asked MacCallum. He then answered his own question stating, “You actually have to do something.” Thus began a very angry commentary by the Missouri Lt. Governor against...
  • Flournoy drops out of running for Pentagon job

    11/25/2014 2:25:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Michčle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official who was viewed as a front-runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of contention for the Cabinet post. Flournoy on Tuesday sent a letter to the board of directors for the Center for a New American Security saying she plans to remain in her position as the think tank’s chief executive officer,Foreign Policy reported. Flournoy had previously served as undersecretary of Defense for policy from 2009 to 2012, working under both Robert Gates and Leon Panetta. She was viewed as a possible replacement for Panetta when he announced his...
  • Under Obama’s action, many of those protected from deportation will also be eligible for benefits

    11/25/2014 1:46:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2014 | Karen Tumulty
    Under President Obama's new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official confirmed. In his speech on Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken system. "We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or [legal] residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay...
  • Obama's Big Ferguson Failure

    11/25/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 25, 2014 | Robert W. Merry
    "This is precisely what presidents of the United States should not do in such circumstances."President Obama’s statement issued in the White House pressroom minutes after the announcement of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson wasn’t just a botch. It was a tragic botch. On the surface, the president sought to strike a measured and balanced tone, and he hit many of the right notes in his brief statement—to wit, we are a nation of laws, the decision was the grand jury’s to make, there is no excuse for violence, and so on and so forth....
  • The Media, Politicians, and Agitators Care Only About Feelings Not Facts

    11/25/2014 12:39:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title - "The Police and Grand Jury Can't Win! The Media, Politicians, and Agitators Care Only About Feelings Not Facts" RUSH: All right. Let me see if I can explain this. During the break at the top of the hour I was watching CNN, and at the moment on CNN, Benjamin Crump, the family attorney for the gentle giant is holding court. He's conducting a press conference, and standing right next to him on his right, camera left, is the Reverend Sharpton. We cannot see the audience, which we assume to be accredited journalists and other agitators -- uh,...
  • Injustice in Ferguson; ‘It’s An Understandable Reaction

    11/25/2014 12:34:12 PM PST · by Iron Eagle · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11-25-14 | Richard Kelsey
    Looters rule the streets while cars and businesses burn. Criminals repudiate with violence our American values, our justice system, and our sense of decency and decorum. Weak, pathetic politicians spur the criminals on with tacit approval, if not outright inflammatory suggestions. President Obama said in one sentence that we are a nation of laws, and then in a second sentence suggested that people were angry, and their reaction was understandable. How’s that, Mr. Obama? If the process was just, then the outcome was just. Why are people understandably angry at a just outcome? Does that understandable anger permit lawlessness? APTOPIX...
  • Everybody Thinks Obama Called for Calm

    11/25/2014 12:16:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Oh, yeah. I'm gonna get to Obama last night. Oh, man, am I gonna get to Obama last night. Everybody thinks Obama called for calm last night. That's what everybody thinks. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the president of the United States, Mr. Hope and Change, appeared somewhere in the White House (looked like the briefing room) last night shortly after ten o'clock after the DA in St. Louis had finished his announcement and explanation and taken a few questions. Obama came out and... Well, he called for calm. But then he went on and spoke for 20...
  • Will the Constitution Survive King Barack the Transformer?

    11/25/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-25-14 | Vince
    What makes a tyrant? Dictionary.com defines tyrant thus: A sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly. In 1776 the 13 American colonies declared independence from just such a tyrant. Eleven years later the same 13 states came together to write a Constitution that was specifically crafted to thwart the emergence of a new tyrant. The laws were to be written in Congress, where discussion, debate and competing factions would keep them from consistently favoring one constituency over another. In turn those laws were to be executed by the President whose constituency was the whole country. That separation...
  • Flames of Ferguson Illuminate Age of Obama

    11/25/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    When history remembers the Obama administration, the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasn’t just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the “Hope” of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope, the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. Last week, members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested by state officials for plotting to use pipe bombs against the St. Louis Gateway Arch and for...
  • Peter King: President Obama should invite Officer Darren Wilson to the W.H.

    11/25/2014 11:36:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 25, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rep. Peter King has a suggestion for the White House in dealing with the latest developments in Ferguson — invite Officer Darren Wilson over. “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job,’” the New York Republican told Fox Business on Tuesday. ---snip--- “I thought it was terrible how, over the last...
  • The Economist Pulls 'Anti-Semitic' Cartoon on Barack Obama and Iran

    11/25/2014 10:42:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 01/21/2014 | JTA
    The Economist removed a cartoon from an article on its internet edition that has been characterized as anti-Semitic. The cartoon was removed Tuesday from the weekly publication, where it ran alongside an article published on Jan. 18. The cartoon appears in the print edition of the magazine. An editor’s note appended at the end of the article titled “Negotiating with Iran: A Big Gap to Close,” about the difficulties between the United States and Iran over negotiating changes to Iran’s nuclear program, read: “The print edition of this story had a cartoon which inadvertently caused offense to some readers, so...
  • Obama picks Maxwell Smart as Secretary of Defense and Gender Equality

    11/25/2014 9:51:09 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Immediately upon hearing of Secretary Hagel's decision to resign, President Obama began His search for the best available replacement. Today, He announced His eagerly awaited choice for a successor. I have too many personal problems. Statement of President Obama: My fellow Americans, as you are well aware, I pledged soon after taking office in 2009 that My administration would be the most transparent ever. In keeping with My solemn vow, I want to tell you this evening about My most important actions over the past few days, and how I decided to take them, to make our already exceptional national security even better. A few days ago, My very close personal friend and scapegoat Republican...