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  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores (nanny state cont'd)

    04/25/2012 5:51:20 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 115 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/25/12 | Patrick Richardson
    A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

    04/25/2012 6:26:12 AM PDT · by No One Special · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2012 | Patrick Richardson
    A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” “Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read,...
  • The Most Oppressive Tyranny

    04/24/2012 4:22:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A favorite quote from a great and brilliant man. Created for OMG! for America
  • Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?

    04/24/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 05:15 EST, 24 April 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S. Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities. There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit. The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states. Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations,...
  • Primary Day: One-World Governance Policies Begin in New Rochelle, NY

    04/24/2012 12:10:13 AM PDT · by Eye of Newt · 5 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 23, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    The revolutionary and Luciferian (he dedicated his book “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer…aka Satan) Saul Alinsky layed it out. "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism," Alinsky taught. "They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.” Alinsky also taught that community organizing (aka ‘teaching radicalism and Satanic concepts’) must begin at the local level and in a forceful manner. Karl Marx, his partner Frederich Engels and Vladimir Lenin wrote and believed the same. Adolph Hitler, along with Marx and the rest, also believed that environmental elements and ‘saving the planet’ were excellent ploys to be...
  • Shift on Executive Power Lets Obama Bypass Rivals

    04/23/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/22/12 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. “We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do anything,” recalled William M. Daley, who was the White House chief of staff at the time. “The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own.” For Mr. Obama, that...
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Charlie Savage
    — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. -snip- But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy...
  • How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power

    04/23/2012 8:16:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 3 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | Jonathon H. Daler
    In today’s NYT, Charlie Savage reports on how President Obama evolved from a fierce critic of unilateral exercise of executive power to a proponent. As a senator and presidential candidate, he had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress. And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals. But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.
  • Obama Embraces Executive Power [Leftists LOVE Their Dictator]

    04/23/2012 6:41:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    With Congress deadlocked, President Obama is increasingly resorting to executive orders and recess appointments to achieve his objectives.
  • Alistaire Ccoke Nails It

    04/22/2012 6:12:32 PM PDT · by Poundstone · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 22, 2012 | Alistaire Cooke
    The late great Alistaire Cooke describes the current predicament of the U.S. -- in 1973! Phenomenal.
  • Yes, Obama Eating Dogmeat Matters

    04/21/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 89 replies
    My Brain | 4/21/12 | Alan Levy
    "And away from the dinner table I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher) and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)...."---Bark Hussein Obama, writing in Dreams From My Father(No typo.) *********************************** Yes, it matters. Yes, it matters a great deal. This little quote speaks volumes. It shows just how foreign Obama truly is. It shows how foreign his upbringing was. Not only that, it also shows how much the Arrogant and Lazy Mainstream Media sucks at its job. Now, before we get started, yes, I know that former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers may have ghost written Chairman Obama's books. However, that...
  • Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment

    04/21/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Convinced that unfettered freedom of speech is destroying our democracy, congressional Democrats are proposing that the First Amendment of the US Constitution be, itself, amended. “As it stands right now, the Constitution says that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech,” complained Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass), co-sponsor of the proposed amendment. “Well, we want to make a law, we need to make a law that puts clamps on unwarranted criticism of the government.” The proposed amendment is seen as necessary to protect the pending DISCLOSE Act from possibly being overturned by the Supreme Court. This Act would require...
  • Victoria Jackson's journey from SNL to conservative balladeer

    04/21/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT · by DBeers · 9 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    A quarter-century after her debut as a regular on TV's "Saturday Night Live," Victoria Jackson is back entertaining audiences in South Florida. The crowds are minuscule compared with the millions who saw her, often portraying a ditsy blonde, during six seasons on SNL. But this is entertainment with a purpose. With a small American flag stuck in her pulled-back hair at one event, playing a ukulele and singing at the next, Jackson is out to spread her conservative worldview and alert the uninformed to the threats she sees facing America. "There's an urgency in the air," she said during a...
  • Burning Man Appeals Probation over Crowd Size

    04/21/2012 11:00:19 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    kolotv.com ^ | 4/21/2012 | Associated Press
    Organizers of the Burning Man festival are challenging the federal government's decision to place them on probation for exceeding the crowd cap last year.
  • Wanna See Socialism Up Close And Real Personal-Like ?

    04/19/2012 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 29 replies
    My Brain | 4/20/12 | Alan Levy
    From the deranged mind of Shaun Donovan, Chairman Obama's Housing and Urban Development Reichsfuhrer....er, uh... Secretary: (Emphasis added to the juicy parts, outrage is brackets) *********************************** " September 30, 2011 DRAFT - 2012 – 2015 Environmental 1 Justice Strategy for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Message from the Secretary The ongoing housing and economic crisis has touched every family in one way or another – but for low-income and minority communities, it’s been particularly devastating. [Lost your house ? Tough toenails.] Not only have these communities watched as nearly two decades of economic gains were rolled back...
  • Why Conservatives Have Lost the Political Battle for America’s Soul

    04/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 18, 2012 | Gary North
    This was posted on one of GaryNorth.com forums. The battle for America’s political soul is always fought on the battlefield of federal politics. That’s why conservatives lose, generation after generation.” Dr. North, would you please elaborate on this, why you believe the battle for America’s political soul is fought in Federal politics and why it is that conservatives continue to lose, generation after generation? From the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution, American politics shifted to the national level. One of the things that I realized late in my career, even though I had been trained as...
  • THE BIG DAY FOR SWISS CHEESE OR THE TAX CODE

    04/18/2012 8:30:35 AM PDT · by bramps · 46 replies
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 4/17/12 | WESLEY PRUDEN
    “We’ve been instructed to show no mercy this year, to disallow everything,” says one IRS compliance officer. “It’s frightening.”
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Undercover officers will ride METRO buses

    04/18/2012 5:18:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    KPRC 2 News ^ | Apr 13 2012 | Joel Eisenbaum
    HOUSTON - A new program will place undercover police officers on METRO buses to curb crime, even terrorism, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Friday. "If you think you're going to be a bad actor on buses, get ready. You are going to have a short-lived time frame," Jackson Lee said.
  • Goebbel’s Principles of Propaganda (See p.4)

    04/17/2012 1:02:35 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    1. Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion. 2. Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority. a. It must issue all the propaganda directives b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale c. It must oversee other agencies’ activities which have propaganda consequences 3. The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action. 4. Propaganda must affect the enemy’s policy and action. a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • From Man Alive! - "The high cost of mindlessness."

    04/16/2012 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Greg Swann
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 9. The high cost of mindlessness. When you are not thinking carefully, you are not not-thinking. If you are not asleep and not unconscious, you are always thinking – always sustaining an uninterruptible mental “dialogue” with yourself in Fathertongue. But if you are not thinking carefully – thinking mindfully – then you are thinking carelessly – mindlessly. Most of the academic nonsense I have mocked in this book consists of a scrupulous cataloging of the processes and consequences of human mindlessness – which is misrepresented by...
  • Obama in Colombia plotting US Gun confiscation using foreign troops

    04/15/2012 1:07:28 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 84 replies
    Enter the US Army Military Personnel Exchange Program, wherein officers in the US Army are being exchanged with officers from countries around the world for the purported purpose of cross training for international crisis.  What is happening right before our eyes is the international soviet socialist elite are putting together an international coalition army for the purpose of disarming the American citizens. Understand, this army must be coordinated and considering the reality of diverse languages requires a communication system which has to be established before this foreign army can begin operations in the United States.  This is why we have...
  • Why America is Devolving Towards Absolute Government Control

    04/15/2012 9:10:17 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/15/2012 | Kelly O'Connell
    The relentless encroachment of socialism upon America’s economic, cultural and governmental landscape is like a bad dream to most red-blooded Americans. When society changes it can seem like the ineluctable drift of evolution or chance. But in the case of America’s ongoing continued expansion of government powers, spiking taxes, and shrinking military, it’s all part of a planned elitist push into socialism. And one need not believe in secret conspiracies when contemplating this shift. In fact, for those paying attention, it was all outlined long ago by the Fabian Socialist society, and other groups such as the Frankfurt School, as...
  • You My Friend are No Ronald reagan

    04/15/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT · by ShelleyAa · 4 replies
    You My Friend Are No Ronald Reagan! Current events suggest President Obama is to be thought of as, "Reagan - like." For many with strong remembrance of President Ronald Reagan, Obama cannot compare. History will remind us that President Reagan, "The Great Communicator,"continually conveyed love of country; it's people and history. He strived to bring us together, having pride in country and gratitude for its blessings. Whereas, Obama, with arrogance, has pushed an unsolicited agenda, purposefully, rewrote history, shown contempt for nation with his "apology tour,"and avoided acknowledgment of, "The City on the Hill." President Reagan stood with conviction for...
  • Case of Tigard man, grounded by no-fly list, offers glimpse into secretive security screening

    04/14/2012 9:05:19 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 04/12/2012 | By Helen Jung,
    At 4:45 p.m. on March 1, Jamal Tarhuni boarded an Amtrak train in Portland and settled in for a 36-hour ride to Minneapolis. There, he spoke at the annual Nobel Peace Prize forum about his experiences in Libya as a relief organization volunteer. He then drove for 17 hours over two days with a friend to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception for the Libyan prime minister and meet with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's staff. Afterward, Tarhuni retraced his steps -- by car to Minneapolis and train to Portland -- ultimately spending more than 100 hours traveling a route that...
  • What If the Government Rejects the Constitution?

    04/12/2012 7:14:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government never took the Constitution seriously? What if the same generation -- in some cases the same human beings -- that wrote in the First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech," also enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to criticize the government? What if the feds don't regard the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land? What if the government regards the Constitution as merely a guideline to be referred to from time to time, or a myth to be foisted upon the voters,...
  • Romney vs. Obama: Ontario's deja pue (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 17 replies
    Free Republic - Vanity | April 12, 2012 | NorthernCrunchyCon
    As noted on another thread, political pundits often compare presidential elections to previous ones. In the case of Romney vs. Obama, conservatives should look north to the Dominion of Celine Dion and Maple Syrup. This is a repeat of John Tory vs. Dalton McGuinty, the 2007 election in Ontario during which the two candidates contested governance of Canada's largest province. The only difference, other than citizenship, is that John Tory was not Mormon. He was a nominal Protestant, for the most part indistinguishable from the Kennedy Catholic he was challenging. Nevertheless, religion would cost him the election. As Ontario Liberal...
  • Voters approve concealed carry ordinance in Pike County, Illinois: Now What?

    04/11/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/8286 ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Jim Shepherd
    Recently, I made a big deal out of the fact that on Tuesday, March 21, 2012, Pike County, Illinois passed a voter initiative that rejected the concealed carry restrictions of state law-in Pike County. When that story ran, several readers - including a some very irritated Illinois attorneys, were quick to point out that a voter initiative had no force of law. Until today, their point hasn't been addressed. That's because we couldn't get any insight into the whole state/local law point. First, let's shuck this down to the cob on a key question: can I now carry a concealed...
  • [EPA Press Release On "Environmental Justice" Initiatives]

    04/07/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    In the following text which comes directly from the Environmental Protection Agency, certain words will have emphasis where appropriate. (Remarks that are easily deemed socilaist, trampling of the Constitution, etc.) Some remarks from this poster will be in brackets. *********************************** Release Date: 02/27/2012 Contact Information: Alisha Johnson (EPA), johnson.alisha@epa.gov, Taryn Tuss (CEQ), 202-456-6998. En espańol: Betsaida Alcantara, alcantara.betsaida@epa.gov WASHINGTON - Today, federal agencies, led by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps agencies will take to protect communities facing greater health and environmental...
  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • It looks like DHS isn’t the only ammunition hog in the United States

    04/06/2012 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 4-4-2012 | James Smith
    There are two stories that have come to light recently, the first is the awarding of a contract to a munitions manufacturer for 450,000,000 hollow point rounds for the .40 caliber. The second story which I wrote is how the Department of Homeland Security had already ordered 200,000,000 rounds of .40 caliber, but also ordered 15,000 gun cleaning kits for the .40 caliber weapons, and has put a request out for a virtual shooting gallery for the .40 caliber handguns. 650,000,000 round of ammunition is quite a bit of lead and brass. It will sure to drive the price of...
  • The Rebirth of Birthers?

    04/06/2012 1:43:13 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2012 | William Sullivan
    Two years, three months, and seven days after his inauguration, Barack Obama finally offered evidence to prove his eligibility for the presidency. On the White House website, officials posted an electronic document purported to be a scan of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate. It was a grand "I told you so" moment for the media and the left, which had worked feverishly to marginalize "birthers" as the radical counterpart of the zany "truther." Of course, there was never really any parity. Truthers constructed silly conspiracy theories about George W. Bush being an international super-criminal that orchestrated impossibly complex measures to...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • Understanding The Slave Mentality

    04/04/2012 10:52:41 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    Alt-market ^ | 04/02/2012 | Brandon Smith
    In the initial stages of nearly every recorded tyranny, the saucer eyed dumbstruck masses exhibit astonishing and masterful skill when denying reality. The facts behind their dire circumstances and of their antagonistic government become a source of cynical psychological gameplay rather than a source of legitimate concern. Their desperate need to maintain their normalcy bias creates a memory and observation vacuum in which all that runs counter to their false assumptions and preconceptions disappears forever. It is as if they truly cannot see the color of the sky, or the boot on their face. The concrete world of truth becomes...
  • The Supreme Militia (CW2 related)

    04/03/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 68 replies
    Starving the Monkeys: Fight Back Smarter ^ | April 3, 2012 | Tom Baugh
    As I write this, it is in the evening of 3 April, 2012, and we are facing a potential Constitutional crisis of epic proportions. The President, who happens to be a Constitutional law professor, has made the assertion that it would be "unprecedented" for an unelected court (The Supremes) to strike down as unconstitutional a law passed by a majority of the elected Congress. We're all familiar with the superficial Constitutional issues, which is that courts do exactly this all the time. Because that is exactly their most important role. And, that it wouldn't matter one bit whether Congress passed...
  • Obama botches legal precedent in citing Supreme Court

    04/03/2012 6:14:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | by David Savage
    President Obama said again Tuesday that it has been a long time since the Supreme Court struck down an economic law passed by Congress, but he mixed up the decisions and their timing. “We have not seen a court overturn a law that was passed by Congress on an economic issue, like healthcare, that I think most people would clearly consider commerce,” the president said. “A law like this has not been overturned at least since Lochner. Right? So we’re going back to the ‘30s, pre-New Deal.” Actually, that’s wrong. The case of Lochner vs. New York was decided in...
  • SCOTUS meets Chicago style politics

    04/03/2012 7:54:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama's Rose Garden remarks yesterday on the Supreme Court are shameful, a blot on his presidency. "Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," As a purported constitutional law lecturer, President Obama is fully aware that laws passed by democratically elected majorities (that's how laws are made) are overturned by the Supreme Court on a regular basis. His claim of a sizable majority is false when it comes to the House, where the...
  • Dems wage pressure campaign on Supreme Court over health ruling

    04/03/2012 2:14:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/02/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Dems wage pressure campaign on Supreme Court over health rulingBy Alexander Bolton - 04/02/12 06:02 PM ET Democrats have waged a not-so-subtle pressure campaign on the Supreme Court in recent days by warning a ruling against the healthcare reform law would smash precedent and threaten popular social programs. President Obama was the latest to weigh in when he declared Monday that a wide array of legal experts would be astonished if the court struck down part or all of his signature domestic initiative. “I’m confident the Supreme Court will uphold the law,” Obama said Monday during a Rose Garden press...
  • Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare

    04/03/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Brownfield
    The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an “unelected group of people” who will have turned to “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint” if they strike down Obamacare. The President’s remarks imply that the Court, were it to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, would be acting recklessly in undertaking judicial review of Congress’ unprecedented use of the Commerce Clause to force Americans...
  • Would You Go To Prison --- With Your Bishop? (Mrs. Don-o's Challenge on the HHS Mandate and More)

    04/03/2012 5:22:44 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies
    April 2, 2012 | Mrs. Don-o
    Would you go to jail – with your bishop?It’s not often happened, in my lifetime, that the U.S. government would flatly require what God forbids, or forbid what God requires. Usually political judgments have had to do with teaspoon measuring and prudential reasoning, sorting and bargaining and trade-offs of competing goods. The policy picture is made by pencil: we sketch and erase, we compare estimated costs and benefits of differing public policies. These things are negotiable; and the negotiation is called politics. So it was most shocking, in the first few months of 2012, for American Catholics to face not...
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 318 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
  • The Obamacare Mandate is Unprecedented

    04/02/2012 12:17:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4/2/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a number of stories today on the individual mandate that the court's deciding, "Hey, that isn't any big deal. Do you know how many mandates there already are out there?" And one of the mandates that's already out there that's being cited by the media -- these stories, by the way, are designed to put pressure on and influence the justices of the court, not you. The media has now focused its attention on health care, the Supreme Court, on the justices, and one of the mandates that they are citing is the requirement that...
  • Key Democrats Warn Supreme Court on Obamacare (Semmens Satire)

    04/02/2012 10:08:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 53 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    A handful of senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court not to overturn the Affordable Care Act—more widely known as Obamacare. “The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) said. “The President is Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful army in the world. Congress has control over more spending than any other entity in the world. The Justices need to consider whether they want to lock horns with these other branches of government.” Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) took issue with contentions that the 2700-page health care law hasn’t been...
  • Wrong house raided during drug search; police admit mistake

    04/01/2012 5:32:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Fred Skinner, 76, of Victory, was caught off-guard on Tuesday when police officers broke through his front door during a drug raid, only to find out they had the wrong house Skinner said at least six police officers broke into his house, smashed through his porch door, and then his front door. The house at on McNeely Road was raided for drugs for over five minutes before police realized they had the wrong house by looking through his mail. After the police realized it was the wrong house, they took the handcuffs off him and left. Auburn police officers were...
  • Democrats Press for Efforts to Combat Campaign Slander

    04/01/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    A group of 30 Democrats called for President Obama to use an upcoming Congressional recess as an opportunity to appoint five new Federal Election Commissioners. The appointments are deemed essential to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. “As it stands now, anyone can say anything he wants about any candidate without fear of repercussion,” said Minority Chief Deputy Whip Peter Welch (D-Vt). “The FEC as it is now constituted is unable to properly regulate what may be said during the very important campaign ahead. By making recess appointments the President can staff the...
  • Registration: The Nazi Paradigm

    04/01/2012 6:27:51 AM PDT · by eak3 · 21 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | June 2001 | Stephen P. Halbrook
    Should you be so trusting and turn over your weapons you will be put on a "black list" in spite of everything. The enemy will always need hostages or forced laborers later on (read: "work slaves") and will gladly make use of the "black lists." You see once again that you cannot escape his net and had better die fighting.
  • Kagan Confident Violation Won’t Get Her in Trouble

    03/30/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 76 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan brushed off accusations that her participation in the Court’s hearing on Obamacare violates the law. Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code requires judges to disqualify themselves from hearing cases when they have “served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy.” As Solicitor General, Kagan served in such a role. “The most important job for a judge is to mete out justice,” Kagan asserted. “Mere parchment—whether it be a Constitution...
  • DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty - No comment

    03/30/2012 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Qbert · 93 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    The U.S. Department of Justice had no comment on the $10,000 bounty the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was offering for a "citizen's arrest" of George Zimmerman, the 28 year old man who told Sanford, Florida Police he shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in an act of self-defense. According to a number of reports, the NBPP  "called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men" to do the "arrest." Zimmerman and his family have received death threats since the case became a national issue. Mr. Zimmerman has not been arrested by local authorities. Federal, state, and...