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  • How much did you pay Jonathan Gruber to lie to you? Millions. The money is piling up.

    11/18/2014 8:03:35 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Robert Laurie
    If you’ve been paying attention to the story about the myriad Jonathan Gruber videos, you’ve probably heard the sum of $400,000.00 bandied about. That’s how much the Department of Health and Human Services paid him to trick the CBO, lie to the American people, and help pass a bill that was reliant on “the stupidity of the American voter.” Since HHS has no real money of its own, that’s actually how much you, the taxpayer, paid him to con you. Unfortunately, it’s also just the beginning. In fact, $400K is only a drop in the Gruber ObamaCare money vault. So,...
  • Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

    11/11/2014 4:54:14 PM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 9, 2014 | Shaila Dewan
    The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. Don’t bother with jewelry (too hard to dispose of) and computers (“everybody’s got one already”), the experts counseled. Do go after flat screen TVs, cash and cars. Especially nice cars. In one seminar, captured on video in September, Harry S. Connelly Jr., the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., called them “little goodies.” And then Mr. Connelly described how officers in his jurisdiction could not wait to seize one man’s “exotic vehicle” outside a local bar. “A guy drives up in a 2008 Mercedes, brand new,”...
  • Will midterm election be fair? Don't bet on it

    10/27/2014 6:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | Lord Monckton
    Voter fraud probably gave Mr. Obama the victory in 2012. It may well prove to be crucial in deciding the tight race to capture the Senate in 2014. As many as one in six of the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. are registered to vote, and surveys of this group have shown that nearly all of those who do vote will vote “Democrat.” Why do the illegals vote this way? The answer lies in a simple metric that has driven the “Democrat” campaign for a decade, and which the frighteningly unpolitical GOP has never bothered to understand.
  • Energy Cost Rise: A Pledge Obama (Unfortunately) Kept

    10/23/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    investors.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | editorial
    Inflation: We've chastised President Obama many times for failing to live up to promises he made when running for the office. So in fairness, we want to credit him for fulfilling one of them: his pledge to raise energy costs. In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 — as gas...
  • Michigan SEIU branch allowed to keep millions taken from home health care workers

    09/27/2014 11:24:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/26/2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Michigan court ruled that the state branch of the powerful Service Employees International Union does not have to pay back tens of millions of dollars in dues taken from home health care workers who were forced into unionization. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last week that the SEIU Healthcare Michigan does not have to pay back more than $34 million in dues collected from over 40,000 home health care workers. Many were forced into the union under state requirements that they join because they were taking care of sick family members at home.
  • 5 Indicators the Economy Is Still Stagnating

    10/04/2014 6:56:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The media celebrated Friday as the Department of Labor announced a “surge of hiring” – 248,000 new jobs added in September. The unemployment rate has now dropped to 5.9 percent. The Labor Department also revised upward the jobs numbers from July and August, adding 69,000 jobs; that puts the last three months of job growth at 671,000. The Associated Press, among others, speculates that the Federal Reserve may now talk about raising interest rates. But all is not well in the real economy. Here are five indicators that despite the rosy picture being painted of the Obama economy, things still...
  • In Reid's Senate, 4-Day Workweeks Rule

    09/19/2014 10:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Melanie Batley
    The Senate adjourned Thursday for an extended break until November, having so far avoided this year to work a full week at a time. According to The Hill, threats by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convene a two-week session in September and force lawmakers to work weekends have come to naught. Senators have not worked a single Friday in 2014, and both parties were keen to leave town Thursday until Nov. 12.
  • Is Obama winning his game?

    09/19/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Lies, chaos and distraction are his transformation strategies One of Obama’s favorite games is ‘shift the word and meaning’ game. It reflects his deepest beliefs that lies, chaos and distraction are transformation strategies that an emerging ‘star dictator’ needs. The game goes like this: Always lie to the masses, insert cheat cards throughout the deck without the players knowing and redefine what is really going on right in front of your ‘stupid’ opponent’s eyes. When the few who don’t accept or believe your trick, rise up in the first round of the game…you know nothing, deny everything, then throw your...
  • More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    09/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.thv11.com ^ | 2:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2014 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – THV11's CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground. WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked...
  • Something is rotten in America

    09/07/2014 6:25:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | David Lawrence
    Obama is rotten in America. He has caused the country to go from the class of Audrey Hepburn to the clumsiness of Anna Nicole Smith. He needs a triple-E bra to contain his ego. He was supposed to unite red and blue, white and black. Instead he has made divisiveness his specialty. There is no coordination between his speeches and their pragmatic realities. People rioted in Ferguson, Missouri over criminal Michael Brown’s death. Obama did not defuse the rampant hatred.
  • Obama administration pressured Fox News to back off Benghazi reporting

    09/07/2014 6:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | Carol Brown
    This past Friday, Greta Van Susteren reported on numerous ways the Obama administration has made it difficult for reporters to investigate Benghazi. Van Susteren said that it’s been “like pulling teeth” trying to get answers and that “the Obama administration’s behavior post-Benghazi has been weird; like they’re hiding something.” She went on to say that as Fox News continued to investigate and press for answers, the administration’s behavior got “even weirder. She noted two major press conferences – one with the State Department and one with the CIA – when Fox News was not invited.
  • Billionaire Liberal Donor Shifts Midterm Election Strategy

    09/05/2014 6:50:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/4/2014 | kevin glass
    "Our strategy is to do direct voter contact," Steyer said in a recent interview. "Particularly in an off-year election, which depends more on turnout, actually having people going out and directly speaking with voters face to face is actually the thing that changes elections."
  • Pickup tailgate theft is on the rise, insurance industry says

    09/04/2014 6:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | Jerry Hirsch
    The insurance industry is warning pickup drivers to watch their backs. Tailgate theft is surging. Tailgates have a rough life. They get rear-ended, backed into objects and dented by shifting cargo. That’s why thieves find a ready market for replacements, selling them on EBay and Craigslist. They are even valuable as scrap metal. Tailgates are being stolen from private vehicles, commercial vehicles and even vehicles parked on dealership lots, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said.
  • Eric Holder: More dangerous race hustler than Rev. Al

    09/04/2014 6:17:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/4/2014 | Larry Elder
    It’s one thing to watch race hustlers like the Rev. Al Sharpton bellowing, “No justice, no peace.” But when the attorney general of the United States makes false but racially incendiary claims about today’s alleged “pernicious racism,” we are in uncharted territory. Holder complains about different prison rates, different school expulsion rates and longer prison sentences for black boys and men compared to white boys and men. He equates “equal rights” with “equal results.”
  • Ferguson: What if positions were reversed?

    08/20/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Morgan Brittany
    As I sit watching the wall to wall coverage of the events that are taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but wonder how different things might be if an African-American police officer had shot and killed an unarmed white teenager. If there were video evidence showing a hypothetical white teen stealing merchandise and strong arming a clerk in a convenience store prior to being shot, would the media coverage be anywhere close to what we are seeing? I think not. The coverage would not be nearly as rabid. First of all the racial element would be non-existent. You...
  • Democratic presidents' body count

    08/12/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/12/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Recently, as my friend and I were waiting in line at a farmers market in Pennsylvania, we chatted with a man also waiting in line. As we left, she and I discussed the appallingly short memory span of many today. She and I discussed how the gentleman in line with us had blamed President George W. Bush for Americans dying in combat, claiming, “Bush led those boys over there to die.” But, like many, he conveniently forgot the history of lives lost under Democratic presidents. A close friend escaped Castro’s Cuba with his family. Today he is a successful businessman....
  • Is Obama cabal cracking under pressure?

    08/07/2014 6:11:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Erik Rush
    “This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. … We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans. …” – House Speaker John Boehner, July 28, 2014 We’re well aware that Barack Obama has committed impeachable offenses. He has indeed abused the powers of the executive branch, nullified separation of powers, as well as having bypassed Congress and legislated from the Oval Office. There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the fact that most of the talk of impeachment lately has come from...
  • Houston MMA fighter steps in as would-be thieves attack store clerk

    07/29/2014 7:56:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    News Fix Now ^ | 7-27-14 | News Fix Now
    HOUSTON, TEXAS – A group of would-be thieves picked the wrong gas station to rob. Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker return to the store after a run to the bank. The men in an SUV were watching too because they went straight for the man and the bank bag as soon as he got out of his car. “Well, just a reaction, you see someone get beat up, you just go out,” said Dissanayaka. Dissanayaka ran outside before the two robbers even saw him. “The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in...
  • Sue And Settle Another Way For Greens To Halt Progress

    07/22/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Stephen Moore
    If you've never heard of the litigation technique "sue and settle," it's the hottest new strategy for extreme environmentalists to make millions of acres of prime land for ranching, farming, oil and gas drilling, and mining of natural resources off limits for development. Sue and settle involves a stealth partnership between anti-development Obama administration regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Interior Department and litigious green groups — including Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club — who want to halt fossil fuel development and other projects on federal and even private lands.
  • La Raza Invades the Calendar

    07/16/2014 5:45:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/16/2014 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In preparing next term's calendar for my classes, I use the At-A-Glance PM3-28 over-sized item. Sprinkled throughout the calendar are Christian, Jewish, and Muslim holidays, information about daylight savings, and the like. Apparently since at least 2012 (if not before) the calendar manufacturer saw fit to note The Day of the Race on Sunday October 12, 2014 as well as Revolution Day on November 17, 2014. Next to the name of the holiday there is an (M). Curious, I went to investigate these two holidays which I had never paid much attention to, only to learn that these two dates...
  • Film Critics Hate 'America'

    07/11/2014 9:01:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | L. Brent Bozell III & Tim Graham
    Dinesh D'Souza shocked the movie world in 2012 with his anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016," which became the second highest-grossing documentary in U.S. movie history. On July 2, he unveiled his new documentary called "America: Imagine the World Without Her." It has already grossed $5 million in its first week. One fictional competitor, the abortion-promoting comedy "Obvious Child," barely grossed $2 million in its first month.
  • Your Monday Morning Doom & Gloom

    07/07/2014 7:37:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | Stephen Green
    Here’s to hoping you enjoyed your long Independence Day weekend. I sure enjoyed mine, because it wasn’t until today that I looked past the touchy-feelgood headline numbers in the June jobs report. 288,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%, the lowest it’s been since before the beginning of the Great Recession. Even the figures for April and May were unexpectedly revised upwards. Helping to keep that good mood humming along was the big increase in auto sales, which “shattered expectations [1].” Sales were so hot that even beleaguered GM, which in recent months has announced recalls for...
  • Are All Black Americans Aware that The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Exist?

    06/27/2014 6:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    When I learned of the deceitful campaign tactics used in securing Thad Cochran’s victory over Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, I became enraged to the point of losing a good night’s sleep. My first reaction was disappointment and disbelief that a Republican senator would stoop to that level against another Republican. My anger soon turned to the black citizens of Mississippi.
  • The EPA was destroying computer files way before those hacks at the IRS

    06/22/2014 6:58:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/22/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    According to an Associated Press report, a federal judge has held the EPA in contempt for destroying computer files sought after by a conservative group: Landmark Legal Foundation…U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth had ordered the EPA on Jan. 19, 2001, at the end of the Clinton administration, to preserve all documents relevant to a Freedom of Information Act request by Landmark regarding the federal agency’s contact with outside groups. That same day, EPA Administrator Carol Browner asked a technician to delete her computer files. Browner later testified that she was unaware of the court order and simply wanted to remove...
  • Scott Walker: Accusation a Result of Big Government Interests

    06/20/2014 11:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized the accusation he illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups during an appearance on Fox News. "We tried to take the government away from the big government special interest and put it firmly in the hands of the hard working taxpayers, both at the state level and the local governments," Walker, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
  • “Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens”

    06/16/2014 9:14:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    overlawyered.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Walter Olson
    “We are in a situation now where most Americans are criminals, but they either don’t know it, or they think they will not be prosecuted” says Tim Lynch in his introduction to this Cato panel last month. Perhaps even worse, “federal regulators and prosecutors have so much power that they can pressure people who are totally innocent into pleading guilty and paying fines.”
  • Dozens of bicycles stolen from city bike-share program

    05/30/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/30/14 | By Carrie Wells
    More than 40 bicycles belonging to Baltimore's Recreation and Parks department for a bike-share program were stolen this week, and the activity has been suspended indefinitely, city officials said. The bikes, which included children's bikes and adult-size blue beach cruisers, were stolen on Monday during the city's Ride Around the Reservoir program in Druid Hill Park. Recreation and Parks spokeswoman Gwendolyn Chambers said staff had set up the bikes to lend out when a large group of youths began stealing them. One staffer was kicked by a youth, though the injury was not serious, Chambers said. "We don't want our...
  • Auto dealer owner shoots teen who tries to steal car, deputies say

    05/29/2014 4:49:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 120 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 5/28/14 | Peter Burke
    Detectives say Jonas Charles ambushed teens who returned to lot after stealing keys.... Instead of waiting for authorities to arrive, Charles took the law into his own hands and ignored the 15-year-old's plea not to shoot him, detectives said. Charles then chased the wounded teen, yelling at him and firing another shot while on the phone with a BSO dispatcher, detectives said.
  • Scheme to bypass Electoral College quietly advances

    05/15/2014 5:59:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Aaron Klein
    With little fanfare and nearly no national media attention, the National Popular Vote effort is now 61 percent of the way toward its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the U.S. Constitution. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote, or NPV, bill, making his state the 11th jurisdiction to enact the plan. With the passage of the bill, the interstate compact now has 61 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to put it into effect.
  • New Emails: Democratic Senator Pressured IRS To Target Groups

    05/14/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/14/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The IRS’ Washington, D.C. headquarters targeted conservative groups in part due to pressure from Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, according to emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch and reviewed by The Daily Caller. Levin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ permanent subcommittee on investigations, wrote a March 30, 2012 letter to then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman discussing the “urgency” of the issue of possible political activity by nonprofit applicants. Levin asked if the IRS was sending out additional information requests to applicant groups and citing an IRS rejection letter to a conservative group as an example of...
  • Obama Preparing Executive Orders To Push Green Energy

    05/09/2014 10:07:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 5/9/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    President Obama is preparing to use “the pen and phone” to push more solar power and energy efficiency measures. He wants to deal with global warming but not congressional Republicans. Obama will order executive agencies to push a slew of new programs to promote solar power, green jobs training and subsidize investing in energy efficient appliances and equipment. Obama will also announce a plan to complete solar panel installations on the roof of the White House. The president will make his announcement Friday at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, California and outline 300 “private and public sector commitments” to reduce...
  • Federal scheme to gag conservatives gets new juice

    05/08/2014 5:43:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | Art Moore
    A warning by the Federal Election Commission chairman that “some on the left” want to restrict conservative media outlets on the Internet underscores a long history of various efforts that set out to limit the impact of money on politics, even the playing field for minorities and provide equal time to conflicting political arguments but end up squelching free speech. FEC Chairman Lee E. Goodman said in an interview with the Washington Examiner that government officials are reacting to the growing power of conservative media, particularly independent news outlets with an Internet presence, by devising ways to curb the media’s...
  • ASU Student Goes Berserk Over Christian Protester

    05/07/2014 12:37:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-05-2014 | justD4R
    *This video will be deleted by Youtube soon. :( Sign says: "Warning: Masturbators, Thieves, Liars, Drunkards, Fornicators, Homosexuals: Judgement Day."
  • Attkisson Charges ‘Well-Orchestrated Strategy' Underway to Diminish Benghazi Coverage

    05/06/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5/5/2014 | Randy Hall
    Former CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson had some harsh words to share about the Obama administration and its supporters while she was a guest on Monday morning's Fox & Friends program. After viewing some clips from Sunday's edition of ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos in which conservative pundit Laura Ingraham and Democratic analyst David Plouffe clashed over the death of four Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, Attkisson said she believes that a concerted effort is taking place to divert investigations into that deadly attack, an effort that is being orchestrated by people close to the White House....
  • 'Green' Power Line On Track As Obama Blocks Keystone

    05/05/2014 6:39:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    investors.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Only a few weeks after President Obama's controversial decision to delay the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Obama administration is expected in the next several weeks to approve a 500-mile green energy transmission line project running through Arizona and New Mexico that his own Defense Department says may pose "an unacceptable risk to national security." The multibillion-dollar electric power line project, financed by a group called SunZia, would connect wind power facilities in eastern New Mexico to the electric grid and supply power to Arizona and California.
  • Liberal donors eye new long-term investments in states and new voters to boost Democrats

    05/05/2014 7:42:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    Washington post ^ | 5/4/2014 | Matea Gold,
    A group of wealthy liberal donors who helped bankroll the Center for American Progress and other major advocacy groups on the left is developing a new big-money strategy that could boost state-level Democratic candidates and mobilize core party voters. The plan, being crafted in private by a group of about 100 donors that includes billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros and San Francisco venture capitalist Rob McKay, seeks to give Democrats a stronger hand in the redrawing of district lines for state legislatures and the U.S. House.
  • Analysis: Obama Tests 2014 Version Of Trayvon Martin

    05/03/2014 7:29:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 5/2/2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is testing a much-needed replacement for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose media-magnified death helped spike African-American turnout in the 2012 election. The new campaign-trail martyr is Clayton Lockett, an African-American who kidnapped four people, including a 18 year-old woman whom he raped and then killed after she watched her grave being dug for 20 minutes. Obama has the same motive as he did 2012 — boosting turnout of his most important bloc.
  • Lives Destroyed by Identity Theft and Data Breaches

    05/01/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    Canada free press ^ | 5/1/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Identity thieves have victimized 12.6 million Americans in 2012 to the tune of nearly $21 billion. Eighteen percent of all Federal Trade Commission complaints received that year involved identity theft. More complaints were lodged in 2012 when compared to 11.6 million in 2011 and 10.2 million in 2010. (Javelin Strategy and Research, 2013 Identity Fraud Report: Data Breaches Becoming a Treasure Trove for Fraudsters, February 2013) Globalization and the world wide use of the Internet have allowed thieves with actual, stolen, or cyber identities to engage in highly sophisticated crimes involving credit card fraud, bank fraud, immigration fraud, medical use...
  • Mesquite Lands Act of 1986—The Rest of the Story

    04/30/2014 7:27:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/30/2014 | Steve Miller
    As more information becomes available, it is becoming clear to me as a former Las Vegas and Clark County land planner, that the Bundy story is not about cows,tortoises, grazing rights, childish name calling, or alleged threats. It’s about prime real estate, and Bundy’s cows were grazing on land that the City of Mesquite has had its eye on for years for annexation to be used to “meet future demands for its citizens and a rapidly growing tourism industry.” The City of Mesquite’s “Purchased, Unpurchased and Acquirable Lands” map (CLICK HERE) shows areas within yellow lined blocks on the southern...
  • Why Aren’t We No. 1?

    04/07/2014 5:42:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a pastime among liberal pundits — the latest is Nicholas Kristof — to quote a new center left global ranking (with unbiased titles such as “The Social Progress Imperative”) and then to decry that the United States is behind its major industrial competitors in things like “Internet Access” and “Ecosystem sustainability.” The subtext of these rants is that an illiberal, reactionary U.S. does not spend enough on government entitlements to promote parity, equality and social justice among its citizenry. These pessimistic rankings increase the angst about the American condition when viewed from scowling perches in Washington or New...
  • White House Sought Hold on Surgeon General Nominee, Senate Dems Say

    03/26/2014 7:10:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Dan Friedman
    The nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General is on ice until after November’s election, and top Senate Democrats say that decision was made in the White House. Democrats’ decision to back off the nomination in the face of NRA opposition has prompted much hand-wringing on editorial pages and the left, along with some back-biting over the last week. Amid the fallout, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s staff has privately worked to emphasize to concerned allies that the decision to pull the plug on Murthy came from the White House.
  • IRS to Provide Congress with All Lerner Emails Since Targeting Began

    03/09/2014 8:20:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 3/8/2014 | Rick Moran
    One imagines that the reason the IRS has changed its tune and will now supply all the emails Congress requested eight months ago is that they’ve had the opportunity to go through them and have found nothing incriminating. But the value of of examining all of Lois Lerner’s emails during the months in question has to do with the two-track approach to the IRS investigation that Republicans have initiated. The first track is an examination of the targeting scandal and all the related issues associated with IRS actions. The second, and equally important, track, is getting to the bottom of...
  • Hollywood hypocrites

    03/06/2014 5:42:02 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/6/2014 | Larry Elder
    Sunday’s Academy Awards event showcased Hollywood’s finest. Beautiful people in beautiful clothes saying lovely things about their industry – a politically “progressive” business that gives nearly all of its political contributions to Democrats. Democrats, of course, purport to believe that “the rich” do not pay their “fair share” in taxes. Democrats also believe in gender equality, that women should receive “equal pay” for “equal work.”
  • Ted Nugent Apologized -- When Will Spike Lee?

    02/27/2014 5:37:09 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/27/2014 | Larry Elder
    Ted Nugent apologized. Now it's Spike Lee's turn. Rocker Ted Nugent, a Republican and a fierce defender of the Second Amendment, said this about President Obama: "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever-vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America."
  • Our Weimar Republic

    02/26/2014 5:40:39 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/26/2014 | Bruce Walker
    There are, however, some chilling suggestions in politics and government today that draw memories of the last days of that failed German republic. Consider two of the most notorious changes in the German nation as it moved from Weimar Germany to Nazi Germany: the destruction of the sovereignty of state governments and the replacement of the national legislature with unchecked executive power.
  • A Call From Jamaica, Mon...Don't get scammed!

    02/10/2014 12:08:02 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 7 replies
    Me | Feb 10, 2014 | Smokin' Joe
    Mrs. Joe got a call on her cell phone purporting to be from the "American Publisher's Clearing House", informing her she had won $385,000.00 and a new Mercedes. The guy on the other end, who identified himself as "Mike Williams" had a bit of an accent, and having a better ear for such, she handed me the phone after telling the fellow he should talk to her husband. When I answered, he laid out a convoluted plan to retrieve the winnings, complete with a confirmation number and check number, and told me to call their 866 number to punch in...
  • Three suspects arrested, but stolen Stradivarius violin not recovered

    02/05/2014 8:12:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-5-14 | Ashley Luthern & Jim Higgins
    Three people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a priceless Stradivarius violin, but the instrument has not been found, police said Wednesday. The three suspects — two men, ages 42 and 36, and a woman, 32 — were arrested Monday morning at their respective Milwaukee residences and remained in police custody Wednesday. One of the suspects has been linked to a prior art theft. The violin, crafted in 1715 and known as the Lipinski Strad after a former owner, was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond during an armed robbery Jan. 27. Almond had played...
  • Video catches family participating in $20,000 jewelry robbery

    12/24/2013 9:36:23 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 16 replies
    wsbtv.com ^ | 12/24/2013 | unknown
    NORCROSS, Ga. — Norcross police now believe a group of adults and a child seen on surveillance video robbing a jewelry store is actually a family of career criminals. The Legacy Jewels store inside Global Mall on Jimmy Carter Boulevard was robbed Nov. 19. The thieves were so smooth in their heist that store workers didn't even realize $20,000 worth of jewels was missing until they went to close the store hours later. The surveillance video, according to police, shows a man and young boy about 7 or 8 years old walking into the store. The pair talk to a...
  • Michelle O's Princeton classmate is exec at company that built Obamacare website

    10/26/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2013
    The Obama administration has been accused of cronyism after it was revealed the First Lady's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company contracted to build the beleaguered Obamacare enrollment website. Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the U.S. arm of a Canadian company, which won the no-bid contract for the problem-plagued website. Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of ’85, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, according to The Daily Caller.
  • Like Thieves in the Night

    08/13/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    ..... In an apparent bid to lessen the impact of the release on public morale, the vehicles transporting the released terrorists will have blackened windows which they will not be able to open. Additionally, the release itself will take place in the middle of the night, and not in broad daylight. This arrangement will prevent a repeat of the kinds of jubilant scenes usually associated with such releases, as murderers celebrate their crimes and imminent release by cheering, laughing and flashing victory signs. .....