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  • What I Learned at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:04:26 PM PST · by ziravan · 1 replies
    Freeper in Attendance. | 22/28/15 | Self
    So. I flew from Texas as a guest of Ted Cruz' PAC to attend CPAC. I'm in my hotel room in Crystal City getting ready to go back home in the morning. This was my first time to attend CPAC. My observations: 1. Three types of pepole in attendance: college intern type, political operative type, and far fewer: average people. 2. The Paul people were everywhere. Judging by the idiot sitting behind me at the "Big Government Sucks" rally, I'm not impressed. This college kid was trying to explain, very patiently, to his buddy that the problem isn't really big...
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    02/28/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 56 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 2/27/15 | ???
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%
  • If only they’d had jobs

    02/28/2015 2:42:08 PM PST · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-28-15 | DrJohn
    It really couldn't have been easy to find people like Jen Psaki and Marie Harf. They are two of most unintelligent twits to ever represent the face of the United States government. That has to be it. It is simply impossible to imagine a person of even borderline intellect not bursting out laughing when Obama directs them to say this to the press: "We cannot kill our way out of this war." "We can help them [Muslim countries] build their economy so they can have job opportunities for these people." We can't kill our way out of this war? The...
  • Obama to preempt all programming to address Climate change: March 3 [Humor]

    02/28/2015 11:33:17 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 28, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by my (imaginary) guest author, the Most Reverend Mohamed Allah-scimitar, President Obama's chief adviser on Islamic relations with Christians and Jews. The Most Revereddd Mohamed Allah-scimitar ********************** The worst crisis ever to face The Obama Nation -- man-caused global warming climate change -- continues to immobilize the country. It does so  contemptuously despite the decades-long warming trend recognized by all reputable scientists. Therefore, President Obama will use the emergency broadcast system to preempt all other programming, including the internet, to address the nation on March 3.Hell Niagara Falls freezes over [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zfdXJ7eVQs] Video linkViolent right-wing Christian and Jewish extremist Islamophobes have contended that, by virtue of its timing, President Obama's address...
  • Bloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont

    02/28/2015 11:12:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill  pushed by Everytown for Gun Sense, a Mike Bloomberg funded operation, has floundered against intense grassroots opposition in Vermont. Vermont has some of the least infringements on second amendment rights in the country.  Vermont always had constitutional carry, with no permit required, for its entire history.  Vermont has always had one of the lowest crime rates in the country.   From burlingtonfreepress.com, a Gannet company: Supporters of the bill faced strong headwinds, including the opposition of Gov. Peter Shumlin and pushback from Vermont's hunters and police chiefs. The most controversial provision would have required almost all private gun...
  • 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;...
  • Lying About Benghazi Sole Hillary Accomplishment

    02/28/2015 8:48:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents from Judicial Watch show that Hillary Clinton's closest advisers knew from the onset, before she launched an inflammatory video lie, that Benghazi was a terrorist attack for which Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility. 'Mrs. Clinton, name an accomplishment," Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidate, asked Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Last year, when ABC's Diane Sawyer asked the former secretary of state that question, Mrs. Clinton changed the subject, not even bothering to mention dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. Nor is she likely to mention Benghazi, a place now synonymous with...
  • President Takes Defiant Stand on Amnesty SATIRE

    02/28/2015 9:28:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama announced that "we have expanded my authorities," and bragged that "my enemies are powerless to stop me from going forward with what is right for America." One of the "enemies" the President cited with scorn "is that Texas judge who thinks a court order can prevail against me. If President Jackson could defy the Supreme Court why should I have to heed a mere district judge? I am Commander-in-Chief of the world's most powerful army. The nation's largest police force—the FBI—works for me. What resources does Judge Hanen control?" Obama warned that "those who contradict my directives must...
  • Murder, Intrigues, Confusions, CIA, Sodomy, Putin

    02/28/2015 9:15:32 AM PST · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Murder, Intrigues, Confusions, CIA, Sodomy, Putin By Julio Severo When the mass media side with homosexual activists against Christians, the public disagree. When the mass media side with Obama against the American people, the public disagree. When the mass media side with an anti-Putin version in a case involving a Putin opponent “mysteriously” murdered, does the public agree? According to Paul Craig Roberts, who was a Reagan official, the “mysterious” murder of a Putin opponent was a destabilizing plot by CIA in the spirit of Obama hostilities against Russia. And according to Dr. Scott Lively, the most prominent authority...
  • The ignored wisdom of Mr. Spock and the timeless morality play, Star Trek

    02/28/2015 8:42:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2015 | MOTUS
    Surely there’s some significance in the fact that Leonard Nimoy’s death intersected precisely with the death of the Internet as we know it. And even if not, it might serve as a good opportunity to review another timeless intergalactic morality play about an Emperor who ruled the universe by fiat. Spoiler Alert: that one didn’t end well, for the Emperor. Death Star, proceeding according to plan  Butt enough about Star Wars. Today, in memory of Spock’s departure from these earthly bounds, I thought I’d dedicate the post to quotes from him and other characters in Star Trek – a science...
  • Part of Obama’s “Fundamental Change” for America is destruction of the military

    02/28/2015 8:05:50 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 28, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    If the United States is to remain a sovereign nation, she must have a strong military capable of defending both her shores and her citizens against attack. This means that in addition to protecting the homeland, American troops must also protect our interests abroad, including our allies. When all is said and done, the United States must have armed forces capable of fighting and winning wars on two regional fronts. This week The Heritage Foundation released its 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength. In the report, Foundation’s Analysts wrote “The U.S. does not have the right force to meet a...
  • Walker got it exactly right- unions are like terrorists

    02/28/2015 7:23:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-27-15 | DrJohn
    At CPAC, Scott Walker made a remark that caught the attention of many of the left, and some on the right: OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. The annual conference features more than a dozen potential Republican presidential contenders over three days hoping...
  • Bloggers, get your applications in for Dart "Guns and 'Gun Violence' Workshop"

    02/28/2015 5:46:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence". It is from the dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. The workshop specifically includes an invitation for bloggers to apply. From DART: To help journalists and news organizations in the Southwest improve their reporting on guns and gun violence, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School is organizing a two-day regional workshop May 29 and 30, 2015 for reporters, editors, news directors, photographers,...
  • Can Paul's straw poll streak be stopped? CPAC

    02/28/2015 4:41:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2015 | Cameron Joseph with Jonathan Easley
    Rand Paul’s likely White House foes are looking to end his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll hot streak. The Kentucky senator is still the frontrunner to win the annual measure of grassroots support after claiming victory for the past two years. But how deep other potential rivals — most notably Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — cut into his support will show who is on the rise in the 2016 GOP field. “Every year serious candidates come to CPAC and organize and get people to come here for the specific purpose of voting...
  • Next Time There Is A Terrorist Attack... Thank A Banker and Congressman

    02/28/2015 4:02:59 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 3 replies
    You know one has to wonder why this is so covered up... Won't even get a rating and all there will be is silence in this thread. You see the bankers are funding the terrorist and if we look at one of these banks, Credit Suisse, the CEO is an American. Now, when we have a athlete that swallows a steroid the whole congress gets in an uproar and such but when we have an American CEO of a bank that is accused of and being sued by Wounded American Vets the Washington DC tries to cover it all up....
  • Three years after Trayvon Martin killing, two women's lives intersect (Compare him to Medgar Evers)

    02/28/2015 12:36:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2015 | David A. Love
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In special circumstances, they may find their destiny, and seek to heal the world and make all of us stronger. Myrlie Evers-Williams and Sybrina Fulton are two great women whose achievements demand our attention. Although their personal stories are separated by five decades, these women share parallel lives. Thrust into a position of leadership for the greater good of society, they have used personal grief over the loss of a loved one to become agents for change....
  • FCC Issues Secret Regulations for Internet [semi-satire]

    02/27/2015 10:59:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Anxious to rescue the Internet from what Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler called a "regime of anarchy," the FCC approved over 300 pages of new rules designed "to bring order to this disorderly segment of our society." "Right now, pretty much anyone with access to the web can do or say whatever he wants," Wheeler pointed out. "This is very distressing to President Obama. At his urging we have adopted rules modeled on policies laid down by our agency in the 1930s." While loath to go into specifics "so as not to lose the very useful element of surprise as...
  • Mitch McConnell Caves The Senate GOP calls retreat on amnesty.

    02/27/2015 8:10:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    AmericanSpectator ^ | February 26, 2015
    MITCH MCCONNELL CAVES The Senate GOP calls retreat on amnesty. By Jeffrey Lord – 2.26.15 You can almost see Ronald Reagan rolling his eyes and saying, “There they go again.” Republicans in the Senate are ready to cave. Yes, they promised something different when they were running a few months ago. If voters just put them in charge, boy would things be different! But hey: now they’re going to fund the Department of Homeland Security and pretend they’re actually living up to their campaign promises to oppose the president on amnesty. Call them the “tacticals.” It’s all about the tactics,...
  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Survives Judiciary Committee — with Republican Help

    02/27/2015 7:39:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | February 27, 2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Survives Judiciary Committee — with Republican Help RYAN LOVELACE February 26, 2015 Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch survived a Judiciary Committee vote with help from the GOP earlier today. Lynch’s nomination made it out of the committee on a 12-8 vote, with pivotal support from three Republicans: Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley opposed Lynch’s nomination, but added that he expects she will still be confirmed. Grassley cited Lynch’s apparent unwillingness to act independently as his primary cause for concern.
  • I did read Malcolm, Mr. Holder, but you wouldn't understand

    02/27/2015 6:08:20 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 2/27/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     I Did Read Malcom X, Mr. Attorney General, But You Wouldn't Understand How His Life Was Changed  Like many of my generation, I read Malcolm X's Autobiography.  Malcolm had a great influence on me—though you wouldn't understand that influence any more than you truly understand the changes that Malcolm underwent after making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca. Malcolm's great influence upon me was shown by my remark, "he didn't have anything to say, but he sure was great at saying it". I was converted away from belief in the value of the art of persuasion simply by watching a 5 minute press...
  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    02/27/2015 5:35:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 146 replies
    National Review ^ | February 27, 2015 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    Trigonometry Is Racist! KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON February 27, 2015 An African-American scholar says that emphasis on STEM education is bad for blacks. Earlier today on Sirius XM Urban View, an African-American talk station, the guest was Daryl Scott, president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The conversation turned to STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — education, and the origins of the ongoing push to encourage institutions and students to focus on those subjects. Can you guess what happened? In 1983, the guest explained, a commission empaneled by the secretary of education issued...
  • Our Crucial Choice of the War on Terror (Greenfield)

    02/27/2015 3:34:07 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, February 27, 2015 Our Crucial Choice of the War on Terror Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two models for fighting terrorism. We can see the terrorists as an external invading force that has to be destroyed or as an internal element in our society to be managed. In the War on Terror, Bush saw terrorists as an external force that had to be fought while Obama sees them as an internal element to be managed. And while both men signed off on some of the same tactics, their view of the conflict at...
  • We Need to Create Fear in Republican Leadership (vanity)

    02/27/2015 1:12:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 17 replies
    vanity | 2/27/15 | Mamzelle
    We don't have time to put together a third party, but we can threaten to go on STRIKE. We need to threaten to vote against Republicans if they continue to refuse to represent Americans rather than Mexicans and foreign billionaires. To work, they'd have to believe it. They need to take the threat seriously. Lose the base and lose your power. I will not vote for Jeb Bush. Let's vote against RINO Republicans in the general, not just the primary. Their arrogance is just breathtaking. McConnell is treacherous and duplicitous. Boehner can't be trusted. And Lindsey Graham thinks he has...
  • Laura Ingraham: ‘Let Jeb Bush And Hillary Run On The Same Ticket’

    02/27/2015 11:02:27 AM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | February 27, 2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Laura Ingraham: ‘Let Jeb Bush And Hillary Run On The Same Ticket’ by RYAN LOVELACE February 27, 2015 With Jeb Bush set to take the stage later this afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham came out swinging against the more moderate wing of the Republican party. “Why don’t we just call it quits and let Jeb Bush and Hillary [appear] on the same ticket?” Ingraham said. “I’m designing the bumper sticker: ’Clush: What difference does it make?’” She took a swipe at Bush’s wealth — and his wife’s spending habits — sarcastically remarking that he...
  • I sure hope you liberal dumb**ses remember you voted for this

    02/27/2015 9:43:01 AM PST · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-27-15 | DrJohn
    Remember this. Remember it well, you liberal dumb**ses: “What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion..."Let's repeat that: “What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion..."Your support of this megalomaniacal dictator is going to have long lasting consequences. “What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion as far as we can legally under the existing statute, the existing law."Prosecutorial discretion: Prosecutorial discretion refers to the fact that under American law, government prosecuting attorneys have nearly absolute powers. A prosecuting attorney has power...
  • Dog Owner's Lack of Care Results in Violent Death for two Dogs

    02/27/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal owners are responsible for their animals and the actions of their animals. Dogs are not people. It is much harder for them to understand property lines and property rights. They have to be taught, and often, restrained. When dogs run free of their owners control, their instincts tend to take over, especially if there are more than one of them. Their instinct pushes them to bark at other animals, chase them, bite them, kill them, and eat them. If there is more than one dog, pack instinct kicks in and they bounce off of one another's behavior like...
  • Our Islamic State Department and the Islamic State

    02/27/2015 9:06:36 AM PST · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Donald Joy
    Recently I was sampling documentaries about ISIS on YouTube. An early scene in one of them takes place at an ISIS-manned checkpoint on a long, straight highway in the Syrian desert. Several large commercial trucks approach the checkpoint, and are forced to stop by the Islamic State thugs. The documentary filmmaker captured what happened next, as if it was just an ordinary day in the caliphate. Three truck drivers are ordered out of their cabs, and they are interrogated while standing there in the road in the hot sun. Their identification papers are scrutinized, and as they plead that they...
  • GOP Is Looking For "Captain America," But Captain America Wouldn’t Outlaw Midget Bowling

    02/27/2015 8:29:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-27-2015 | MOTUS
    I’ve been perplexed for six years as to why Hillary-the-Inevitable has already been deemed our next president. Likewise, I didn’t understand the Dems insistence on continually pumping up the deflated War on Women balloon and attempting to send it aloft again…and again when it clearly hasn’t been ready for prime time since the ‘80’s.Mylar; perfect.Then, as I was reading Daniel Henninger’s column, Captain America Won’t Save Us, it hit me: it was all part of “the deal” as I’ll explain in a bit. You have to feel sorry for the Democrats. In a world warming to presidential politics, what do...
  • Ezra Klein Breaks The Internet with Dumb

    02/27/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/27/15 | Steve Berman
    Here it is: When our great grandchildren are dealing with the effects of climate change, they will look at this and hate us: http://t.co/YBv5vM8Kzu— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 27, 2015 This is Vox's piece by Brad Plumer depicting Senator James Inhofe tossing a snowball on the Senate floor.  He then segues into more pretty charts showing data from the Climate Change Institute and NOAA. When will the climate kook-aid drinking liberals get it through their heads? It's not pretty charts, it's the data behind them that's cooked.If you use cooked data to make pretty charts, they are still wrong.  Ask...
  • The Odds Of A War Between Israel And Iran Just Went Way Up

    02/27/2015 7:16:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/27/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Uh oh – Iran just got caught with both hands in the cookie jar. It turns out that even while Iran has been negotiating a “historic peace deal” with the western world, it has been secretly operating a huge underground nuclear enrichment site that it didn’t tell anyone about. But this is what the Iranians always do. They lie, lie and then lie some more. So how in the world can you make a deal with a government that absolutely refuses to tell the truth? These revelations about a secret underground nuclear facility just outside Tehran come at a time...
  • TGIF 'toons

    02/27/2015 7:15:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

    02/27/2015 7:14:07 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed. Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation. “There is potential criminal...
  • Tom Wheeler Tweaks Net Neutrality Plan After Google Push

    02/27/2015 6:51:37 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/15 | BROOKS BOLIEK
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made some last-minute revisions to his net neutrality plan after Google and public interest groups pressed for the changes, according to sources at the commission. Google, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute last week asked the commission to revise language they said could unintentionally allow Internet service providers to charge websites for sending content to consumers. Such a scenario could open the door to an avalanche of new fees for Web companies and threaten their business models. Google executives on Feb. 19 called aides to Wheeler and staffers for the FCC’s two other...
  • Ingraham uses CPAC speech to bash Bush

    02/27/2015 6:33:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | David McCabe
    Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to slam moderate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). The influential talker suggested that Bush, who is quickly becoming a favorite of the Republican establishment, could even run on the same ticket as likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton because of their policy similarities. "Why don't we just call it quits, and Jeb and Hillary can run on the same ticket," she said to applause. Ingraham's criticism reflects the way that conservative base is skeptical of Bush, who has locked down the support of many establishment...
  • KERRY TO ROYCE: ‘PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO ISIL IS NOT NECESSARILY JOINING THE FIGHT

    02/27/2015 6:23:29 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), that “Pledging allegiance to ISIL is not necessarily joining the fight.” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) responded by asking, “So we’re going to wait until they kill a bunch of people before we attack them. Is that what you’re saying the administration’s fight is?” Kerry replied, “No. We are going to and see whether or not they are in fact, really joined in the fight against ISIL.” He explained his belief, and the administration’s policy, that “a group that simply embraces...
  • Bush in the conservative hot seat

    02/27/2015 5:08:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 216 84
    Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to more than just the GOP establishment. Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to...
  • Scott Walker Looks Presidential

    02/27/2015 4:47:42 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 20 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 27, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Scott Walker spoke to the folks at the CPAC convention yesterday. He looked Presidential, he looked like someone who could win. His best line was “we celebrate our independence from government not our dependence on it.” He defended the rights of the unborn, outright by noting that Wisconsin no longer funds Planned Parenthood and more subtlety by including the unborn as worthy of protection while he rattled off a number of other basic groups to be protected. If nothing else Walker will provide a stark contrast to the whiny liberalism of the GOP establishment’s candidate Jeb Bush. The GOP can...
  • Arizona Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward, acts to Remove Obsolete Weapons Bans

    02/27/2015 3:49:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona state Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward, added an amendment to a bill on restoration of civil rights.  The amendment would remove several obsolete and arcane weapons bans.  The bill, SB 1460, would add second amendment rights to civil rights that are restored when a person who had been convicted of a felony petitions a court for restoration of their rights.  From havasunews.com: Her amendment to SB 1460 legalizes devices "made or adapted to muzzle the report of a firearm.'' Also gone would be prohibitions against any rifle or shotgun with an overall length of less than 26 inches, with...
  • Shattuck: When Elizabeth Warren is on MSNBC,system's rigged for her All the news fit to... miss

    02/25/2015 5:42:43 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 2 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/25/15 | Tom Shattuck
    It’s hard to imagine MSNBC could manage to limbo below its own low credibility bar, but America’s most shamelessly partisan cable “news” channel has really pulled it off. There’s always stiff competition for bias in America’s slavishly left-loving media. Think of Dan Rather’s “fake but accurate” Bush-bashing National Guard story, Newsweek’s flushed Korans fable and Candi Crowley’s assist for President Obama in the 2012 debates.
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Honors Veterans at 2015 CPAC

    02/26/2015 9:01:11 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Convservatives4Palin ^ | February 26 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Sarah Palin brought focus onto the military veterans who have served this nation in a powerful speech delivered at this year’s CPAC conference. Palin focused on the sacrifice veterans and their families have given to this country, and how our D.C. politicians and the current Obama administration have failed their service. It was a well received emotional speech that resonated strongly with the audience. After her remarks, Palin took a few questions from the event moderator. Palin was introduced by Medal Of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer to a packed audience at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Five Rounds Standard issue for a U.S. Army Guard?

    02/26/2015 7:28:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was either in, or worked for, the U.S. Army for over 30 years.  During that time I had some experience with what guards were issued for ammunition.   My brother brought my attention to a video done about F-15s in Bitburg, Germany, in 1981, at the height of the cold war, only a few year before NATO won.  It is titled "The Wing".  In the video you can see the Tech Sergeant being issued magazines.  He is issued four magazines, all have rounds in them.  He makes sure his chamber is clear, and inserts one magazine.  In the screen-shot...
  • Obama Approves Funding for Pipeline

    02/26/2015 5:57:23 PM PST · by mission9 · 19 replies
    In 2014, the World Bank Group committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries, including Kenya, which have partnered with US president Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative. Among the projects funded, is the world's longest heated pipeline, which will bring newly discovered Ugandan oil fields to market. The Japanese conglomerate, Toyota, is the major contractor. Much of the oil, is committed to Asian markets, like China. On February 24, 2015 President Barack Obama, vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline, which would be a big boost to mid American and Canadian oil production. When...
  • The biggest red flag yet

    02/26/2015 4:32:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-26-15 | DrJohn
    The FCC voted today to regulate the internet . It's absolutely frightening. It will be the end of the internet as we know it. Never mind that Obama will demand that all illegal aliens are guaranteed access to the internet and you'll pay for it. Never mind that for now. It's the real goal that's scary. It's who's behind this that's chilling. As one would expect, the left supports the action and you can just hear the implications in their words: “We’re on the eve of a historic event at the FCC,” Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) said during a...
  • FCC OBAMANET POWER GRAB ONLY THE START OF THE FIGHT

    02/26/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by LizHarrison · 14 replies
    Radix News ^ | 2-26-2015 | Liz Harrison
    The FCC voted on Net Neutrality, and decided along party lines to place the internet in the same category as other utilities. Theoretically, outside of a post-mortem of the political posturing that lead up to the public vote on the hidden rules, that could be the end of the story – today.
  • UNC's Official Newspaper: "Yoga is Oppressive"

    02/26/2015 1:49:09 PM PST · by rightistight · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/26/15 | Aurelius
    The Daily Tar Heel, the University of North Carolina's official newspaper, has declared that "yoga is oppressive" to religious minorities in the United States. Nikhil Umesh, a senior environmental health science major from Greensboro and contributor to the Daily Tar Heel, wrote the article, titled, "Your yoga class is oppressive." "During my time at UNC, I have noticed that yoga is a popular pastime among white Chapel Hill residents and students," Umesh writes, immediately making race an issue in his article. "Yoga is historically and presently a spiritual and meditative practice, whose origins lay in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Yet,"...
  • Kansas Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

    02/26/2015 12:40:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Kansas Senate has passed SB 45, the bill that moves Kansas into the constitutional carry status of Arkansas, Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, and Vermont.  If the bill passes the house and is signed by Governor Brownback, a person who can legally own a firearm and who is 21 or over will be able to carry a firearm concealed without fear of prosecution.   The bill, SB 45 had 26 cosponsors and was introduced by the Majority leader, Terry Bruce, of Hutchinson.  The bill passed with an overwhelming, veto proof, bi-partisan margin of 31 to 7.  The seven members that voted...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Rush Says Obama is Trying to Ban Ammunition

    02/26/2015 10:25:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Heard on Rush Limbaugh Show a few minutes ago.  Rush mentioned the ban on  SS109 and M855 ammunition being pushed by the Obama administration.  Rush said that when people began buying ammunition two years ago, the left said that they were kooks.  Now they have been proven to be correct. Rush did say that the ban was on specific ammunition, but that people should not be fooled.  They want to go after all ammunition, and they have to start someplace. Rush is not a "gun guy"; but he is a far sighted political thinker, and he can see the...
  • Giuliani was right about Barack Obama. “End of story!”

    02/26/2015 10:22:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/26/15 | George Spelvin
    Joseph Axelrod, father of President Obama’s close advisor and Chicago confidant David Axelrod, belonged to the Communist Party for the 1936 general election, according to newly released exclusive information by gotnews.com. (1) The street address in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the senior Axelrod is listed at 3831 Lyme Avenue in the “official report of the names and addresses of the voters for the Communist Party ticket in the l936 general election of the five boroughs of New York City.” But Obama’s Chicago based friend is discounting his father’s Communist Party membership as being reflective of his dad’s “youthful act of defiance....
  • Climate scientist being investigated by Congress for not believing in global warming enough

    02/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Amerian Thinker ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Roger Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, and six others are under investigation by Congress regarding testimony they've given on the subject of climate change.Pielke, a believer in man-caused global warming, can't quite figure out why he's the object of a witch hunt....................... What am I accused of that prompts being investigated? Here is my crime: Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., at CU’s Center for Science and Technology Policy Research has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress on climate change and its economic impacts. His 2013 Senate testimony featured the claim, often repeated, that it...