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  • Obama and Morsi: Separated at Birth

    12/06/2012 5:53:51 AM PST · by expat1000 · 25 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 06, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Cairo, Morsi scribbles his decrees and in Washington DC, Obama scribbles his. There is an ocean between the two men, but there is a good deal that they have in common. Both are ideologues who piggybacked on public outrage over the national impact of international economic declines to climb to power and pursue their true agendas. Without worries about the price of bread, the odds are good that Mubarak would be sitting in his old place and Morsi would be looking over the latest economic reports from the Brotherhood's business networks and front groups. And without a sharp decline...
  • Neo-Bolshevik CA Teacher Union Employs Cute Class-Warfare Cartoon to Drum-Up Hatred 4 the Evil Rich

    12/06/2012 5:19:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    With radical bonehead Ed Asner narrating, great This crap will make you sick: manipulative indoctrination propaganda -it looks like something you'd see out of Pyongyang- that will inevitably be shown in a classroom full of impressionable, young children, and at taxpayer expense (!) Maybe somebody should tell these Obammunist losers that top earners in the Golden State are already slated to be paying over half their income in taxes next year- but since when do we ever we allow ourselves to be topped by France, eh libs? [YouTube] Update: Below summary replaces original video -which portrayed 'the rich' urinating on the poor-  since the California...
  • Pacific Justice Wins Injunction Against Insane California Law

    12/06/2012 4:59:16 AM PST · by scottfactor · 7 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/06/12 | Gina Miller
    In the wake of the freakish presidential election results, there has been very little good news for the defenders of America. Instead, we have seen the maniacal, communist Democrat regime in Washington doubling down on its destructive agenda. We have seen Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) continue to pound his deranged insistence on raising taxes on the producers in our nation. Raising taxes on the “rich” will not help the monstrous debt the Obama administration has added to the already huge national debt that had ballooned under President George W. Bush. No, this is not about reducing the...
  • UPDATE 3-US shale production to push oil, gas output higher-EIA

    12/05/2012 9:18:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 5, 2012 | Ayesha Rascoe
    * US crude production forecast to reach 7.5 mbd by 2019 * Imports as share of energy production seen sliding * US seen as net LNG exporter by 2016 U.S. oil and gas production over the next two decades will be higher than previously expected, the government said on Wednesday, underscoring the push toward greater energy self-sufficiency and more exports of natural gas. In its annual outlook, including the first forecasts through 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said imports as a share of total U.S. energy production, including oil, gas and renewables, would be 9 percent by 2040 against...
  • DOOMSDAY Preppers vs. DISASTER Preppers - What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

    12/05/2012 7:58:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Emergency Management ^ | December 2, 2012 | Valerie Lucus-McEwen
    A few days ago, I posted this blog: Doomsday Preppers are Socially Selfish. The role of a blogger is to foment discussion an it certainly appears that’s what I did. I very much appreciated most of the 150+ comments – except perhaps the ones that called me ‘stupid’, ‘nuts, ‘arrogant’, ‘ignorant’ – and a few personal emails that were much more graphic. I wrote this for the emergency management community, who pretty much misunderstood what I was saying. Social media is certainly powerful and I had no idea this would be so controversial. FIRST .. let me offer a heartfelt...
  • Passenger in vehicle with Jordan Davis was adult convicted of burglary in 2011

    12/05/2012 6:41:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | marktwain
    One of the passengers in the Durango that was fired on by Michael Dunn was an adult convicted of burglary in 2011. Tommie Stornes was on probation at the time of the shooting. It is not known if the Dodge Durango involved in the shooting was the same Dodge Durango that was used in the burglary.
  • I was wrong, and I admit it

    12/05/2012 12:05:18 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 64 replies
    Mat-Sub Valley Frontiersman ^ | Nov. 29,2012 | Charles Fredericks
    19 comments To the editor: Back in 2008, right at the peak of the McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden presidential election, I wrote a scathing opinion to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about Sarah Palin (titled “Caribou Barbie”), and five years later, I would like to recant my opinion and tell the people of the Mat-Su Valley just how wrong I was at the time. The Frontiersman published the opinion and it drew a lot of comments, mostly negative, and here we are almost five years later, and I want to pass on what I have learned. In closing, Sarah Palin warned us, and...
  • More Bad News For CU Robbers In The Wolverine State(MI)

    12/05/2012 11:25:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    banklawyersblog.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | NA
    Last week's post on the pistol-packing ways of some credit union members, and their bad attitude toward robbers, led some credit union officials and attorneys to keep an eye out for similar incidents. In what cannot be a mere coincidence, a well-known credit union attorney put me on to another take-down, this one in Michigan. Would-be robbers picked the wrong person in Redford Saturday Night. Redford police say a 31-year-old Redford resident had just withdrawn money from an ATM at Community Choice Credit Union, 25447 Five Mile, when he was approached by two people who demanded he hand over his...
  • Mafia Suspected In Vineyard Attack

    12/05/2012 9:53:52 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/05/12 | Friends of Ours
    Not even the wine in Italy is sacred to the Mafia. The wise guys are the prime suspects in a sabotage attack against a Tuscan vineyard where 80,000 litres of its prized wine "was poured down the drain" as reported by Nick Pisa for the Daily Mail: "raiders broke into the cellars smashing through armoured glass which house the famous Brunello di Montalcino and targeted barrels from the 2007 through to 2012 vintage and then simply turned on the taps." The Mafia increasingly has entered the gastronomic sector with inferior products and is muscling out its legitimate rivals, and anti-Mafia...
  • The Deadly Israeli House

    12/05/2012 4:36:52 AM PST · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 04 Dec 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are few weapons as deadly as the Israeli house. When its bricks and mortar are combined together, the house, whether it is one of those modest one story hilltop affairs or a five floor apartment building complete with hot and cold running water, becomes far more dangerous than anything green and glowing that comes out of the Iranian centrifuges. Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses. Iran can keep its nuclear bombs. They don't impress anyone in Europe or in Washington DC. Genocide is equally not worthy of attention when in...
  • Amsterdam proposes “scum villages”

    12/04/2012 5:50:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Can we count just how many horrid 20th century chapters of humanity this might evoke? In a move that sounds straight out of Orwell, Amsterdam allocated 1 million euros last week to a plan that would relocate trouble-making neighbors to camps on the outskirts of the city, the BBC reports. The “scum villages,” as critics have called them, would lie in isolated areas and provide only basic services to their unwilling residents. According to details of the plan reported by Der Spiegel and the BBC, residents will live in “container homes,” under the watchful eye of social workers or police....
  • Republicans Can Learn Something from a State Where Obama Lost ALL 77 COUNTIES...

    12/04/2012 1:19:48 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    In the recent presidential election, Barack Obama lost every single county in Oklahoma (Utah and West Virginia, too)... what do they know that we don't? Well, early in Obama's first term Oklahoma passed a state law to incarcerate all illegal immigrants. Oklahoma House Bill 1804 was passed against the advice of the Federal Government and ACLU, they said it would be 'a mistake'. Naturally, the number of illegals in the state plummeted ever since... The state also passed a law -SB 1102- to include DNA samples from any and all illegals to the Oklahoma database for criminal investigative purposes. Nancy Pelosi said it was 'unconstitutional',...
  • ROCKFORD, IL: Don’t bring a pellet gun to gunfight

    12/04/2012 7:15:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    ROCKFORD, IL: Don’t bring a pellet gun to gunfight Rockford (Guns Save Life) - A 17-year-old aspiring armed robber and soon-to-be father Brandon Pierce of Rockford, IL was struck down in his prime while robbing a jewelry store in Rockford, according to police. Police did not deny that Mr. Pierce tried announced the robbery while holding a handgun, and the owner of the store retrieved his own handgun and fired a number of shots at the robber and that the gun later turned out to be a pellet pistol. Just a classic case of don’t bring a pellet gun to...
  • The Boehner Fiscal Offer

    12/04/2012 7:08:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Madison Project ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    The Boehner Fiscal Offer Dec 4, 2012 | Author: Daniel Horowitz Here are two things to keep in mind with regards to Boehner’s budget offer. First, when you begin negotiations agreeing to 60% of the demands of the other side and fail to offer a bold contrast on the other 40%, you are headed for an outcome that is 80-90% favorable to your opponent. Second, when you need to outsource your budget plan and entire view of government to Democrat Erskine Bowles, you are relegating yourself and your party to irrelevancy. John Boehner and other House GOP leaders have offered...
  • Even murder is excused when the killer is a coddled selfish athlete the: “gun culture did it”

    12/04/2012 6:23:57 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 25 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | DECEMBER 4TH, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The murder suicide committed by selfish coddled phony Kansas City Chief’s linebacker Jovan Belcher was a tragedy for two people. His live-in girlfriend murder victim, 22 year old Kasandra Perkins, of course, but more so their 3 month old baby daughter Zoey who is now left an orphan because her father could not deal with hearing the word “No.” Of course we don’t know exactly what was being argued over when the frustration of being told “No” must have overtaken Belcher. Nevertheless, in the aftermath what we can see and hear gives us a fair idea of what we couldn’t...
  • With a Pocketful of Democracy

    12/04/2012 4:59:42 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 03, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The age of the encyclopedia salesman and the vacuum cleaner salesman peddling heavy bundles of books and snakelike cables door to door is done. But the age of the democracy salesman has taken its place. No longer do bright young lads tote along everything there is to know about the letter E in one omnibus volume or demonstrate how the latest Suck-O-Zoom can get stains out of any carpet as an introduction to the wonders of free enterprise. Instead, if they haven't been sidetracked by the siren lure of the dot com or the minimum wage job, they, like the...
  • Commission Opposes T-Shirt Company’s Refusal To Print Gay Pride Message

    12/03/2012 8:22:47 PM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    nomblog.com ^ | 12/03/2012 | n/a
    A Kentucky commission has announced its support of a gay and lesbian group suing a T-shirt company owned by a Christian man who declined to print the group’s shirts because the message, he said, violates his faith. Blaine Adamson, who owns Hands On Originals (HOO) in Lexington, Ky., refused to print T-shirts for the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) in early March, because he disagreed with the “gay pride” message the group wanted printed on the shirts. “I want the truth to come out — it’s not that we have a sign on the front door that says, ‘No...
  • The Deepest Source of Our Troubles

    12/03/2012 5:34:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 57 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | Dec 2, 2012 | Paul Rahe
    On Saturday, I touched on some of the sources of Mitt Romney's failure on 6 November, noting his almost willful alienation of Hispanic voters and his incompetence in executing a get-out-the-vote effort, but emphasizing, above all else, his decision -- most evident in his contentless acceptance speech at the Republican convention -- to eschew an appeal to first principles, to treat Barack Obama as a decent fellow with decent principles who is merely out of his depth, and to present himself to the voters as a more competent manager. Of necessity, in that post, I ignored aspects of the situation...
  • If [you can keep your head when all about you...]

    12/03/2012 12:28:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Poem Hunter ^ | 1895 | Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those...
  • The Pillbillies are getting desperate living in the Obamanation!

    12/03/2012 8:50:22 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 33 replies
    December 3rd 2012 | Mad Dawgg (Me)
    The Police were just at my door. They wanted to know if my security cameras were on. Some asshats just robbed the coin shop located about 10 yards from my front door. They walked in grabbed the old gentleman that owns the shop and beat him over the head and then robbed him in broad daylight. They got a lot of gold and silver coins and other collectable coins as well. For folks in a lot of cities this stuff happens all of the time. In our small town it is rare. Or should I say, it was rare. Then...
  • Low-Wage Jobs Cause More Problems Than They Solve (Women and children hardest hit)

    12/03/2012 8:44:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | December 2, 2012 | Jennifer Wheary
    In the wake of strikes by Walmart workers last week and fast food workers in New York City this past Thursday, the issue of low-wage work is slowly becoming more prominent. This is a timely, important and essential conversation. Retail's Hidden Potential, a recent Demos' report about the possibility of lifting 1.5 million retail workers and their families out of poverty, provides hard evidence about the impact of low-wage work on the economy. Now a new study by researchers at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts shows the impact of parents' low-wage jobs on their children. Analyzing over 100...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Kills U.S. Coast Guardsman In Boat Attack Off California Shoreline

    12/03/2012 5:08:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 23 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/03/12 | Friends of Ours
    The Mexican drug cartels once again have taken deadly aim against U.S. law enforcement. This time the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their smuggling panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III and the injury of another guardsman after they fell into the sea off the southern California coast as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Two suspects have been detained. The narco insurgents from Mexico increasingly are targeting U.S. officials on both sides of the border: last August two CIA officials were injured in a shooting ambush against...
  • How the Government Class Lives

    12/03/2012 4:59:06 AM PST · by expat1000 · 28 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 02, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Take a ride to a welfare neighborhood some fine morning, evenings are best avoided even in the safest such places. Don't go in expecting Detroit. Even much of Detroit doesn't look like Detroit. Newark and Oakland aren't even there yet. Detroit is what happens when the load is too big and there's no one left to carry it. Most welfare neighborhoods are still located in cities where there is someone left to pick up the tab. You'll see less charred buildings and more towering multistory housing projects. Some of these are the ugly bestial fortresses that date back to FDR's...
  • Buffett Math (Hey Warren, "you didn't build that.")

    12/03/2012 3:37:02 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    The Grumpy Economist ^ | November 30, 2012 | John Cochrane's blog
    Warren Buffett, New York Times on November 25th 2012: Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says enthusiastically. “I’m in it, and I think you should be, too.” Would your reply possibly be this? “Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you’re saying we’re going to make. If the taxes are too high, I would rather leave the money in my savings account, earning a quarter of 1 percent.” Only in Grover Norquist’s imagination does such a response...
  • Tax Fairness | Reverse Parity

    12/02/2012 4:30:25 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 13 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | December 2, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    It’s Magic!- By: Larry Walker, II -The current 2012 Tax Rate Schedule is shown below. Applying the Obama-Doctrine, single filers making over $200,000, and married filers making over $250,000 would get a tax hike. However, since there is no cut-off at either $200,000 or $250,000 in the current tax rate schedule, the 33% bracket would need to be split, resulting in a sharp tax increase for a handful of unfortunate individuals. Thus, taxpayers with taxable incomes between $200,000 ($250,000 if married) and $388,350 would see their taxes rise by 20%, while those with incomes over $388,350 would get that plus...
  • The Insourcing Boom

    12/02/2012 6:55:58 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 2012 | Charles Fishman
    One key difference between the U.S. economy today and that of 15 or 20 years ago is the labor environment—not just wages in factories, but the degree of flexibility displayed by unions and workers. Many observers would say these changes reflect a loss of power and leverage by workers, and they would be right. But management, more keenly aware of offshoring’s perils, is also trying to create a different (and better) factory environment. Hourly employees increasingly participate in workplace decision making in ways that are more like what you find in white-collar technology companies. In late 2008, Dirk Bowman and...
  • Pretty Little Lies (Hispanic Voters and the GOP)

    12/02/2012 2:40:49 AM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 2, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    As sundry pundits, political consultants, and elected officials search for answers in the wake of the GOP’s decisive election loss, it’s worth noting that while the Republican Party yielded ground in the Senate, House of Representatives, and various state legislatures-to say nothing of its presidential nominee’s defeat-there were several important races where immigration patriots won, or open borders shills were soundly beaten. Overall, it was a much better night for those believe in responsible immigration policies than the reelection of El Presidente might initially suggest. Contrary to the self-serving narrative constructed by professional Hispanics and those eager for an endless...
  • MORE GOVERNMENT

    12/01/2012 7:54:00 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN!

    12/01/2012 10:32:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm perfectly aware that The Guess Who are the same bunch of leftist hosers from the Great White North that wrote the very anti-American 'American Woman', I'm going to forgive them for now because I love this tune so much, and they showed American icon 'Wolfman Jack' respect... Kinda hard for me to hate The Guess Who since I'm a lifelong BTO fan/seen 'em live: after all, two Guess Who members went on to found the band that evolved into Bachmann Turner Overdrive by 1973... The Guess Who: Clap for the Wolfman (1971) [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • ObamaCare: a law which the feds never intended implementing by themselves

    12/01/2012 10:07:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/01/2012 | Doug Book
    The signature power grab of the left may be the “law of the land” as conceded by ever conciliatory House Speaker John Boehner, but getting the massively complex statute up and running will be far more difficult than getting it passed. When Democrats rammed ObamaCare through congress in 2010, their intent was to literally acquire the power of life and death over the American people, not create a workable healthcare plan. And this becomes increasingly apparent as the requirements of the 2700 page behemoth are gradually made known. Those who wrote the law believed that elected officials in the 50...
  • Latest on Bradley Manning

    12/01/2012 8:01:39 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 1st, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    The latest cause-celeb of the American-hating liberals, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense team is making a half-baked effort on a plea deal on lesser charges. In the deal Pfc. Manning will admit guilt for providing classified materials to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning is responsible for the largest leak of classified material in American History. Why The effort to plea to a minor charge is an attempt to dissuade prosecutors from perusing more serious charges against the alleged leaker. To help Manning avoid serving time, the defense team will most likely argue, that since he was mistreated during pre-trial lockup he...
  • Crony-Capitalist Obama Supporters to Keep Your Money FAR Away From this Holiday Shopping Season...

    12/01/2012 4:19:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Screw them, there's other places to shop Patriots can choose to spend their money WISELY, in a way that starves the Obama-enabling scum that have been helping to raze this country to the ground (while benefiting from it greatly themselves)... Obama operates his regime not unlike Mussolini's Fascist Italy: a crony-capitalist, 'corporatist' arrangement where the Big Boys of industry and media are mostly in bed with the Il Duce -General Electric being a prime example- and everybody sitting at the big, shiny table gets WELL taken care of at the expense of the little people, small business, and ANY...
  • Over the Cliff

    12/01/2012 4:16:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    OF FISCAL CLIFFS Here's how the game is played. No matter what happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations the Republicans will get blamed. There is no scenario, perhaps short of agreeing to Obama's proposal to give him the power to borrow unlimited amounts of money, raise taxes and do the same crap that got us into a sixteen trillion dollar hole to begin with, and then maybe appoint him king, that will change that. And even that brief moment of praise will last about six seconds. Republicans are playing into the hands of the enemy by emphasizing the fiscal...
  • Killing themselves off has kept Blacks, Hispanics from the numeric advantage the Left yearns for

    11/30/2012 6:33:49 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    One of the many persistent lies we hear from the Left is Whites are no longer the majority of America. Citing a US Census report the New York Times said the latest Census showed that just over 50% of Americans under 1 year old are non-White. This was an example of the liberal media disregarding the truth to write a story that fits its narrative. The Census Bureau is not the definitive source of data about the race of babies born in America. That role is filled by National Center For Health Statistics (NCHS). The NCHS reports something very different....
  • Society Of No Responsibility

    11/30/2012 5:00:22 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/30/12 | LD Jackson
    Excuse me while I go off the normal, beaten path of Political Realities. Today's post is so different, I had to create the new category of society to properly define it. It's more than a little safe to make the following statement. The society we live in today is not the society we grew up in. By we, I mean those of us who are middle-aged, possibly 40 and older. Today's society has changed so drastically, it is almost unrecognizable. The most glaring example of that change is the lack of responsibility that is displayed by so many people. No...
  • After 460 Weeks of Protests, the Grannies Call It a Day

    11/29/2012 10:41:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | 11-29-12 | Clyde Haberman
    Sometimes the news is what didn’t happen. It is worth noting, then, that Joan Wile and her cadre of graying activists did not stand curbside on Fifth Avenue late Wednesday afternoon in protest against America’s wars. In mid-November, after an almost-unbroken run of Wednesday vigils going back nearly nine years, this group, known as Grandmothers Against the War, decided to call it a day. What had gotten them started, the war in Iraq, was over. While the other war, in Afghanistan, does go on, it draws ever scanter attention. That was the case even in the presidential campaign. (Headline in...
  • Susan Rice In 1986 Book: Make White Students Learn History From A Black Perspective…

    11/29/2012 7:44:52 PM PST · by Mortrey · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    "And failing to teach Black Studies in school, she argued, had negative consequences for the self-esteem of black children." "Her father was a governor of the Federal Reserve and a World Bank official, and her mother was a senior vice president of Control Data Processing."
  • Poll: Should the US defend Israel...

    11/29/2012 6:27:09 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    Take the poll on the home page
  • Stop Trying To Keep Me Safe

    11/29/2012 2:21:39 PM PST · by Guido2012 · 2 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 11/29/2012 | Tony Caruso
    I am sick and tired of hearing that the first duty of a president is to keep Americans “safe.” I must have missed it, but where is that duty spelled out in the Constitution? In the name of keeping Americans safe, our government has launched the “War on Drugs” followed by the “War on Terror,” both of which, in reality, have been a War on Liberty. The government’s effort to keep us safe has eviscerated our Constitution, and like most jobs the government does, the results have been counterproductive.
  • Tagging Our Children

    11/29/2012 2:02:14 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 3 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 29, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    A recent case, Hernandez v. Northside Independent School District et al., highlights the privacy concerns that technology can bring to the modern classroom. In order to register attendance for each student when the bell rings, one magnet school has given all of its students radio frequency identification device (RFID) chipped identification cards. These cards track student movements throughout the building–excluding the bathrooms, of course. One student, Andrea Hernandez, objected to her tagging on religious grounds, citing the Book of Revelation. She could have been expelled for refusing to wear her assigned RFID badge. Instead, according to Jim Forsyth with WOAI...
  • This Bubble Will Burst: How Greed Will Bring Down Modern Amateur Athletics

    11/29/2012 1:30:54 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 3 replies
    The Casual Hoya ^ | 11/27/12 | Hire Esherick
    This won't end well. Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled delusion to provide a brief dose of reality. The news of the past week has perturbed me. Not because I am a Georgetown fan, Big East fan, or college basketball fan, but because something smells rotten in the state of amateur athletics. All this talk of TV contracts, TV markets, and TV valuations in the latest round of conference realignment has made me feel all, well, bubbly. Let's take a look at current trends in the TV market: Sky Rocketing Valuations. The value of the...
  • Conrad Black: Jewish-Owned Media ‘Habitually anti-Israel’

    11/29/2012 12:14:54 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Newsmax Wires ^ | Nov 29, 2012
    Newsmax Conrad Black: Jewish-Owned Media ‘Habitually anti-Israel’ Thursday, November 29, 2012 02:50 PM By: Newsmax Wires The Jewish-owned American media don’t treat Israel fairly, says former newspaper publisher turned author Conrad Black. Black, writing in the National Review, expresses agreement with a Twitter posting from News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch earlier this month that read, “Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?” Murdoch subsequently apologized after the tweet sparked heated criticism. “Rupert Murdoch and I have had our differences over many years, but I must join with him entirely in his recent tweeted complaint that most...
  • Socialist vs Capitalist

    11/29/2012 7:22:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This recalls a brilliant quote by Lady Margaret Thatcher: "People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is TONS of room at the top..."
  • Obama’s college age children see their bubble burst quicker than anyone could have thought

    11/29/2012 6:46:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 94 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Well THAT didn’t take long. The confetti thrown on college campuses has barely been swept up after Barack Obama’s reelection and reality has smacked more of his children in the face. This is happened faster than any of these fools could have imagined. You will recall that Obama’s union children at Hostess found out what real life is about last week. This week his college student children got their dose of cold truth. The stroke across the student loan crowd’s face is the news that in the 3rd quarter the number of student loans in default has skyrocketed. Student loans...
  • The Biggest Economic Story of 2013... [not the fiscal cliff]

    11/29/2012 5:44:14 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Coyote Blog (Dispatches from a Small Business) ^ | November 28, 2012 | Warren Meyer
    Sorry, but it is not the fiscal cliff. It is the complete shift in the US labor model, at least in the service sector, due to Obamacare. Here is what I am doing for the rest of the year -- working with every manager in my company so that as of January 1, 2013, none of our employees are working more than 28 hours a week. I think most readers know the reason -- we have got to get our company under 50 full time employees or else I am facing a bill from Obamacare in 2014 that will be...
  • In Praise Of The Rat

    11/29/2012 4:30:19 AM PST · by AtlasStalled
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/28/12 | Friends of Ours
    The defense strategy in mob trials is so predictable: attack the government witness as an unlikeble rat, and claim the testimony is motivated by a deal to avoid prison for his own crimes. This strategy was at play in the ongoing trial targeting the Philadelphia Mafia when mobster-turned-informant Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello was cross-examined as reported by Dave Schratwieser for WTXF. And last week the defense lawyer for reputed Genovese capo Anthony "Rom" Romanello also pulled this well-worn page from the playbook to cross-examine flipped Bonanno boss Joseph "Big Joey" Massino as reported by the New York Post: "You...
  • America Has No Foreign Policy

    11/29/2012 4:28:14 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The United States of America has a State Department, it has row after row of people who speak badly every language from Arabic to Swahili badly, and it has rich donors who take on the task of acting as ambassadors to some foreign country every four to eight years. There are think-tanks, actual tanks and institutes dedicated to turning out papers on foreign policy. And despite all this, or perhaps because of all this, the country still has no foreign policy. Americans are by nature isolationist. American leaders, since Woodrow Wilson dumped ashes from his pipe on the Oval Office...
  • Another Court Loss: Preliminary Injunction Denied(CA, San Francisco)

    11/29/2012 1:07:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 28 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    Yesterday an NRA backed case that challenged San Francisco’s safe storage and ammunition restrictions lost in District Court. Reading the opinion here, I find myself stunned by this: Plaintiffs’ showing as to the severity of the burdens imposed by section 4512, “The Safe Storage Law,” is only marginally better. As noted above, section 4512 gives San Francisco residents the very set of rights the Heller plaintiff sought and obtained. San Franciscans may lawfully possess handguns in their own homes, may carry them in their own homes at any time, and may use them for self-defense without running afoul of any...
  • Deny Obama A Participation Trophy (vanity-satire)

    11/28/2012 10:16:38 PM PST · by GeronL · 8 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-30-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – WASHINGTON DC – The moderate Republicans who look for any excuse, no matter how flimsy to join the Democrats on any issue are “troubled” by the inability of Susan Rice and this administration to offer a reason to forget about Benghazi. This administration does not care to attempt to offer any plausible reasoning for its bald-faced lies to the American people for two weeks after the terrorist strike against the US mission in Benghazi, Egypt. Immediately after the terrorist attack this administration attempted to place the blame on a youtube video for “inflaming” Muslims and said that...
  • Please help hurricane Sandy victims in Staten Island

    11/28/2012 3:16:26 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies
    Nov 28, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Hurricane Sandy victims in Staten Island are suffering far more than is being reported. Won’t you please help? We need help feeding our neighbors whose lives have been destroyed. We need your prayers as well. The Red Cross and FEMA are doing very good work, but even they are falling behind. I am a volunteer at a relief center set up by and for ordinary Staten Islanders with no government help. We are retired New York City Police Officers and Firemen. We serve 800 to 1000 meals a day from our own pockets and the generosity of other ordinary people....