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  • Average Americans don't need assault weapons

    07/29/2012 8:40:38 PM PDT · by redreno · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun July 29, 2012 | By Roland Martin, CNN Contributor
    CNN) -- To all of you gun lovers, feel free to go buy your Glock, shotgun, hunting rifle, .22 pistol, .357 Magnum or any of the other guns at your disposal. But you do not need an AK-47. For some, it's too soon to discuss gun reform, a little more than one week after the mass killings in Aurora, Colorado. I disagree. Too many Americans are being killed by guns every day; this most recent heinous tragedy should not keep us from having a rational debate.
  • Administration Defends Siccing Auditors on Political Opponents

    07/29/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Reports that Romney donors may be subject to special audits by federal agencies were brushed off as “no big deal” by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this past week. One targeted businessman, Frank VanderSloot, says that since donating a million dollars to presidential candidate Mitt Romney he has been notified by both the IRS and the Department of Labor that they will be looking into his records. “I don’t know what VanderSloot is so worked up about,” Geithner said. “Using federal agencies to put some heat on those opposing the President has a long tradition in American politics. FDR did it....
  • Truck owner wants DEA to pay up after botched sting

    07/29/2012 6:54:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2012 | Dane Schiller
    The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny North Texas trucking company, to vexing news about Truck 793 - a big red semi supposedly getting repairs in Houston. "Your driver was shot in your truck," said the caller, a business colleague. "Your truck was loaded with marijuana. He was shot eight times while sitting in the cab. Do you know anything about your driver hauling marijuana?" "What did you say?" Patty recalled asking. "Could you please repeat that?" The truck, it turned out, had been everywhere but in the repair shop. Commandeered by one of...
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/28/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because today, White...
  • Mainstream Media Accepts Government’s Right to Censor News

    07/28/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2012 | John Semmens
    A recent New York Times article admitted that it, along with other major “news” outlets, allows the White House to censor what it publishes. The basic protocol is for the media to submit a draft of a proposed piece to the White House for review prior to publication. The White House then edits the piece and returns it. “It can be irksome at times,” Times reporter Jeremy Peters admitted. “But what choice do we have? If we don’t cooperate we’ll be cut off from access. And for what? It’s not as if we aren’t 100% behind the Administration on virtually...
  • "American Community Survey" -- Oh Happy Day (Vanity)

    07/28/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | 7/28/12 | Me
    Oh joy. We received our 2012 "American Community Survey" this week, the gazillion page long form that government experts assure me will take only 38 minutes to fill out. Below are the samples of the extremely obnoxious questions on the current form (courtesy of RyanUS at DemocratUnderground who complained about this government intrusion in his life!). I'm giving them the basics and expect to be harrassed the next six weeks until they finally go away.
  • Mayors Play Chicken with First Amendment Rights

    07/28/2012 11:20:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Though it would seem that Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's opinion that marriage is an institution between one man and one woman is protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, mayors in three cities have vowed to punish this heresy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he “will do everything in my power to prevent such a vile establishment from setting up shop in my city. Mr. Cathy's values are not Chicago's values.” In addition to Cathy's views on marriage, Emanuel also found the restaurant's policy of closing on Sunday's problematic, calling it “an unacceptable 'holier than thou attitude.' People need to eat...
  • Affirmative Action In Bank Lending Policy Promises Financial Disaster

    07/28/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT · by billflax · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/26/2012 | Bill Flax
    Welcome to the bizarre world of banking regulation. Despite the recent disaster wrought by affirmative action lending, Washington ratchets up still more politically correct requirements and shifts the measure of discrimination towards “disparate impact.” Even unbiased behaviors are subject to penalty unless they benefit protected classes. It’s no longer blind justice meted equally before the law. “Diversity” has become Washington’s Holy Grail, discharging unequal justice in preference for specific outcomes. The burden on businesses expands beyond banning discrimination into virtually requiring reverse discrimination. Recall before the Great Recession, banks supposedly did not sufficiently extend credit for minorities and less affluent...
  • Cyber bill has gun control amendment [Video at link]

    07/26/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2012 | Ramsey Cox
    Democratic senators included an amendment in the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers. Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures. The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer...
  • United Nation Office for Disarmament Affairs: Small Arms - (Marking, Tracing, Ownership)

    07/26/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    The United Nations ^ | PREVIEW: 27 Aug - 7 Sep, 2012 | UN
    Small Arms Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world. Programme of Action Implementation Support System: PoA-ISSUN Meetings on small armsSecretary-General's report on small arms (2011)Secretary-General's report on small arms (2008) A worldwide scourge The illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and ammunition wreaks havoc everywhere. Mobs terrorizing a neighbourhood. Rebels attacking civilians or peacekeepers. Drug lords randomly killing law enforcers or anyone...
  • President Obama - You DID build this.

    07/26/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT · by Noremac · 1 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | 7/26/2012 | Richard Cameron
    Because Mr. Obama's loaded comments at a recent campaign stop about 'You didn't build that', have become more than merely a blip in the news cycle, but instead, a rallying cry for us to defend Free Enterprise and all its corollary values, I decided (with some gentle pushes from friends), to craft a stinging rebuttal to Obama' sentiments. However, since much has already been written, I endeavored to look at this from an inverse perspective and essentially turn the tables on the President. If the responses from the select group that has previewed this are any indication of success, I...
  • Obama talks of limiting some gun use in wake of Colorado massacre

    07/25/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 170 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 25, 2012 | FoxNews
    President Obama has added his voice to the push for limits on Americans' gun use in the wake the massacre last week at a movie theater in Colorado. Obama, speaking Wednesday evening to the National Urban League, affirmed his belief in Americans' right to own guns, but he singled out assault rifles as better suited for soldiers than civilians. "I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms," Obama said. "But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our...
  • UN arms treaty takes shape, raising alarm among gun rights advocates

    07/25/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 7.25.12 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS – The arms trade treaty being hammered out by the United Nations is nearing completion, and the current draft shows it could lead to perpetual attacks on the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and American foreign policy, critics say. The document, which critics say has been framed by countries hostile to U.S. interests, allows for future amendments to be approved by just two-thirds of states showing up at an amendment conference. That means it could be agreed to by the U.S., put into effect and then changed over Washington's objections. And even if the U.S. Senate refuses to ratify...
  • Judith Miller: "My Gun Control Fantasy" (Barf Alert)

    07/25/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 81 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 22 July 2012 | Judith Miller
    I have a dream to counter the nightmare of Aurora. I see four ex-presidents standing together, speaking truth to the American people. Here is what they would say:"Our fellow Americans, we have come together not as Democrats or Republicans, but as men who have been privileged to lead this great country. We all treasure the constitution and the Second Amendment. We believe that Americans have the right to own guns. But that amendment does not entitle citizens to own combat weapons like the assault weapon that the shooter used to kill 12 and wound 58 more in a Colorado theater....
  • The Sorry State of the United States

    07/23/2012 7:21:53 PM PDT · by wto8585 · 2 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/23/2012
    As U.S. senators digest a sharply critical committee report confirming massive international money laundering by global banking giant HSBC, the Internal Revenue Service is acknowledging receipt of a whistleblower claim from a former employee of the bank who presented 1,000 pages of evidence to WND six months ago, after local and federal authorities ignored him. A series of WND stories, reported evidence collected by John Cruz, a former vice president for HSBC who documented hundreds of millions of dollars in suspicious transactions pulled from a bank computer system. Cruz was terminated in 2010, for “poor performance,” he contends he was...
  • Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions and an Unsolved Murder

    07/23/2012 3:50:05 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    I always thought that the perpetrators rifled through Clinton's and McCain's files to make it look as if they were looking for dirt on all three, but that it was Obama's passport records that they were actually interested in accessing. Thus, secondarily, almost as an afterthought, there were "violations" concerning Clinton and McCain. For who stood to gain from a tampering, and why? There is no way to tell what might have been done to Obama's passport records by those who accessed them. Key information could have been altered or destroyed. On April 8, 2008, after the breach became public,...
  • You hear the one about Obama’s biggest mistake?

    07/21/2012 12:11:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah has good laugh over prez's 'Bart Simpson-like juvenile appeal' Sometimes Barack Obama cracks me up. That’s not easy to do for a wannabe tyrant with no respect for the Constitution, one who has systematically concealed every meaningful document about his personal history, one who has “fundamentally transformed America” into something much less than the shining city on a hill Ronald Reagan envisioned, one who personally directed his White House and Justice Department to run guns to Mexican drug cartels so they could be used to kill at least U.S. law enforcement agents and probably hundreds of U.S....
  • ATF attempts to stifle "outside" whistleblowing

    07/19/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    whistleblowersblog.org ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Richard Renner
    John Solomon, writing in the Washington Guardian, is reporting today that B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), released a video last week to all employees. In the video, Jones warns that there would be “consequences” for any employees who report wrongdoing outside their chain of command. Jones was a federal prosecutor when Attorney General Eric Holder asked him to lead the embattled agency after the Fast and Furious scandal. He is supposed to improve morale and instill a new culture in the aftermath of that scandal. Jones' precise words are:...
  • The Moral Imperative of Free Markets

    07/19/2012 3:46:02 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/12/2012 | Bill Flax
    President Obama’s campaign trumpets compassion while portraying Mitt Romney’s business acumen as immoral. Obama presumes righteous superiority, but how is exploiting the poor for political props presidential? Why must Romney justify success? How, two decades after communism collapsed, does antagonistic class rhetoric retain credibility? Liberals paint free markets as morally lacking by bemoaning that capitalism plunders workers and pillages the environment. Progressives compare real world capitalism – distorted by fallen man and political intrusion as it inevitably exists – against theoretical ideals never attained anywhere, leastwise in socialist systems prone to oppression and ecological calamity. Progressives exaggerate the excesses and...
  • Dick Morris: Obama to Sign UN Gun-Grab Treaty and RAM IT DOWN OUR THROATS

    07/18/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 154 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    But the Senate will never ratify, you say? Guess what, they don't need to... Speaking on Fox and Friends this morning, Dick Morris explained that when the US signs such an international treaty, the nation is bound until the Senate rejects it or the President renounces it. In just nine days from now, the terms of this treaty will be finalized. Morris went on to say that this heinous agreement -which would in-affect repeal the the Second Amendment and deny us all of the divine right to self-defense- will likely be signed by Obama... then Harry Reid will simply...
  • Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?

    07/18/2012 11:46:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Warren Beatty
    We're being prepared for a national emergency. Then there's taking control. I personally think that what Obama is doing goes way beyond being prepared. North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue ...suggested that perhaps elections should be suspended for two years by canceling, until the economy recovers, the 2012 elections. After that remark got the reception it deserved, SNIP Former White House director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, who, on September 14, 2011, in a The New Republic article entitled "Too Much of a Good Thing: Why we need less democracy," said that we are that we are...
  • Bay Area drivers could pay to drive each mile under tax proposal

    07/18/2012 6:58:07 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/12/2012 | Mike Rosenberg
    The Bay Area is considering a long-range plan to become the first place in the nation to tax drivers for every mile they travel, with an average bill of up to $1,300 per year. ...drivers would have to install GPS-like trackers on their cars to tally travel in the nine-county Bay Area, from freeways to neighborhood streets, with only low-income people exempted. ...planners know they would have a tough time selling such a radical plan but argue the goal of the so-called VMT (vehicle miles traveled) tax is to reduce traffic and pollution while raising revenue needed to fill potholes...
  • The obama file, Frank Marshall Davis, FBI FILES

    07/18/2012 5:30:19 AM PDT · by Tigen · 28 replies
    The Obama Files ^ | unknown | The obama file
    Obama's Communist Mentor Accuracy in Media has an in-depth profile of a leftist who influenced Obama during his high school years. In an article entitled, "Obama's Communist Mentor," Cliff Kincaid identifies a member of the Communist Party USA, who has been influential in Obama's life and education, Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist -- and born in Kansas. Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship,...
  • Barack Obama's Declaration of War Against the Way America was Founded and Built

    07/17/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, Cookie, give me that Obama sound bite from Friday night in Roanoke, Virginia. The one where he says, "You started a business, you didn't do that yourself, somebody else did that." It's the most profound thing I've heard in a long time from somebody at such high levels of power and leadership. And I've been gauging people's reaction to this. I'm stunned. This notion that we're just in the middle of commonplace politics, it's just the same as it's always been. The Democrats are in charge now. The Republicans will win an election here and there...
  • FCC Oversight Hearing Puts Regulation and Taxes in Spotlight

    07/17/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT · by 92nina
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-07-11 | [Staff]
    [Last week], the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology dragged all five FCC commissioners up to Capitol Hill to oversee the agency on a wide range of issues. As to be expected, there were some notable takeaways on regulation, taxes, spectrum, and more. First, Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) managed to get FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to commit to maintaining a “light touch” approach and not enact new regulations on fiber networks, including price controls. The FCC adopted the policy back in late 2003, noting that such requirements “tend to undermine the incentives of both incumbent LECs and...
  • Let them eat hope

    07/16/2012 5:50:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2012 | Gene Healy
    After much soul searching, Barack Obama has figured out where his presidency has gone wrong -- and he shared it with CBS's Charlie Rose and viewers across the fruited plain Sunday morning. "The mistake of my first term -- couple of years," the president allowed, "was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right." At times, Obama confessed, he'd forgotten that "the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times." He needed to do "more explaining,...
  • The Dismantling of the American Dream

    07/16/2012 1:48:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who does Obama think paid the taxes for the roads and the bridges and the stoplights? Who paid for this? Who paid for all of that? People that don't have anything? People who pay taxes paid for all this stuff! Folks, it's a shame that we have to sit here and react to this kind of sophistry and explain to people how this country was built and who did it and why it happened and how it happened. Because we live in a period of time where the president of the United States is trying to rewrite...
  • Romney slams Obama welfare waiver move

    07/13/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    the washington times ^ | July 13, 2012 | David Hill
    The Romney campaign is chastising the Obama administration for announcing that it may allow states to waive a federal requirement that welfare recipients engage in “work activities.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it will consider requests from states wishing to waive the requirement, which were at the heart of the welfare reform law negotiated between congressional Republicans and President Bill Clinton in 1996. In a memo to states, the department said the change will spur state-level welfare innovation and provide the increased flexibility in enforcement that many states want. The new policy would allow...
  • Wayne LaPierre Fights for the Second Amendment Before the United Nations

    07/11/2012 2:40:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 11, 2012 | Wayne LaPierre
    Mr. President, thank you for this brief opportunity to address this conference. I am Wayne LaPierre and for 21 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America. The NRA is the largest and most active firearms rights organization in the world, with four million members who represent 100 million law-abiding Americans who own firearms. On behalf of those 100 million American gun owners, I am here to announce NRA’s strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens’ right to self-defense. No foreign influence has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers...
  • Energy Department sneaks offshore moratorium past public

    07/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | Thomas J. Pyle
    While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. (snip) In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    07/10/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 105 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 7/10/12 | Todd Starnes
    A Phoenix man who violated city zoning laws by hosting a Bible study in the privacy of his home has started serving a 60-day jail sentence for his crimes. Michael Salman was found guilty in the City of Phoenix Court of 67 code violations. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail along with three years of probation and a $12,180 fine. A spokesperson for the city attorney confirmed that Salman reported to a county jail Monday afternoon. Members of Salman’s Bible study group posted video of their teacher as he self-reported to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. It was...
  • NRA Takes Aim at Weapons Treaty

    07/10/2012 11:23:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | July 9, 2012 | Kira Zalan
    The powerful American gun lobby worries about the reach of a global pact on conventional arms. Delegations from almost 200 countries convened at the United Nations this month to come up with a new treaty that would regulate international trade in conventional weapons. The effort, supported by the Obama administration, has very vocal opposition: the American gun lobby. Proponents of the Arms Trade Treaty argue that inadequate controls over the international arms market result in armed violence against civilians by human rights violators, criminals, gangs, warlords, and terrorists. The treaty would require governments to deny weapons transfers to states that...
  • Pet Owners Balk At Mandatory Spay & Neuter, Microchipping Plan

    07/10/2012 11:19:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 9, 2012 11:00 PM | Jeff Nguyen
    CANYON LAKE [CALIFORNIA} (CBS) — A city in Riverside County will consider a plan to force all pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen reports not everyone in the guarded and gated city of Canyon Lake located just east of Lake Elsinore likes the proposal. Marlene Marich’s dog Skylar is fixed and has a microchip, but she doesn’t like the idea that the Canyon Lake city council is considering a plan to make the spaying, neutering and microchipping of cats and dogs mandatory. “That’s going too far, asking them to do that,” said dog owner Marlene...
  • Chevy offers money-back guarantee on new vehicles

    07/10/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    DETROIT (AP) — Chevrolet is trying to pull more customers into its dealerships by offering a money-back guarantee on new cars and trucks. The General Motors brand said Tuesday that buyers can get refunds if they return their 2012 or 2013 vehicles for any reason. The guarantee lasts for up to 60 days from the date of purchase. Chevy Marketing Chief Chris Perry says research shows that customers like it when companies show confidence in their cars and trucks. Customers pay a set price equal to the discount GM offers to parts supply companies, including incentives. If they aren't satisfied with the vehicle,...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • With Today's Tax Flip-Flop Obama Moves Left of Pelosi, Hits 900K Small Bizs

    07/09/2012 1:28:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/12 | John Nolte
    With the economy threatening to fall into another recession and job growth plummeting, Obama came before the American people today demanding taxes be raised on those making over $250,000 a year, including what he admitted would include 3% of small businesses. Even if that 3% is correct, which is disputed, that 3% means a tax increase on 900,000 small businesses. That's nearly a million small business owners who will now be even more crippled and have less capital available to expand their payrolls -- which of course means fewer jobs for the middle class and the poor who would like...
  • The U.N. is coming for your guns(7/27/2012) Obama admin pushing for global arms control

    07/09/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/5/2012 | Washington times
    The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn’t take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. If American jurists continue to be enamored by the popular trend to consider international precedence when making U.S. rulings, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye. This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and...
  • OBAMA PREPARES TO DROP TAX-INCREASE BOMB ON JOB CREATORS

    07/09/2012 8:52:45 AM PDT · by kingattax · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9 Jul 2012 | John Nolte
    President Obama is obviously panicked. Last month Obama and his supporters spent a lot more than Mitt Romney, but even with that cash advantage and the media on their side, the polls haven't budged. Moreover, the President and his campaign have been running around frantically trying to find something that will stick to Romney, be it provable lies about his outsourcing and outright smears involving offshore accounts. Still, Obama can't get above 47% and Romney hasn't even started campaigning in earnest or spending the $160 million he has on hand. Today, in yet another desperate attempt to win a news...
  • Lawyers Have Already Drafted 13,000 Pages of Regulations for New ObamaTax Law

    07/05/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    With the Supreme Court giving President Obama’s new health care law a green light, federal and state officials are turning to implementation of the law — a lengthy and massive undertaking still in its early stages, but already costing money and expanding the government. The Health and Human Services Department “was given a billion dollars implementation money,” Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana said. “That money is gone already on additional bureaucrats and IT programs, computerization for the implementation.” “Oh boy,” Stan Dorn of the Urban Institute said. “HHS has a huge amount of work to do and the states...
  • House Speaks Out Against Government-Controlled Internet

    07/09/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-07-05 | [Staff]
    The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a resolution that urges President Obama to resist any international attempts to regulate the Internet. The United Nation’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will meet in Dubai this December and initiatives that will put the Internet under greater government control are expected to be up for vote. The committee-approved resolution, introduced by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), is intended to show the international community that the United States is united behind an open and innovative Internet, free from government control. But the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), the ITU meeting that will...
  • Initiative would let voters overrule federal law

    07/06/2012 9:37:58 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 65 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | // | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Voters could get the right to overrule federal laws and mandates under the terms of an initiative filed late Thursday. The Arizona Constitution already says the federal Constitution "is the supreme law of the land." This measure, if approved in November, it would add language saying that federal document may not be violated by any government -- including the federal government. More to the point, it would allow Arizonans "to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution." That could occur through a vote of the state House and Senate with consent of the...
  • Get rid of the right to bear arms (NYT article on revising the Constitution)

    07/09/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 134 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/8/2012 | Melynda Price
    I came of age when the word “drive-by” entered the American lexicon. By high school graduation, I lost one cousin to gun violence and another was incarcerated for a gun crime. I know many harmed by guns and even more who feared the possibility. I always wonder if, but for the Second Amendment, there would be a more radical commitment to compromise and peacefully working through easy and difficult issues. In writing the Second Amendment, the Framers didn't envision the kind of gun toting that is permitted across this country today.... I am not naďve enough to believe that doing...
  • Another Reason Why The End Is Nigh

    07/08/2012 11:23:12 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 102 replies
    Alan Levy | 7/9/12 | Alan Levy
    From the diseased mind of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: (Emphasis added where appropriate. Snarky comments from me are in [brackets].) *** "Every American deserves to have a clean, safe and healthy environment. Today, we understand better than ever before that our health is not only dependent on what happens in the doctor’s office but is determined by the air we breathe, the water we drink and the communities we call home. Over the past two years, the Administration and our agency have taken unprecedented steps to ensure strong protection from environmental and health hazards for all Americans. There’s nothing more...
  • Study Says Reverence for Liberty Sign of Terrorism

    07/08/2012 4:20:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 78 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2012 | John Semmens
    A University of Maryland study funded by the Department of Homeland Security found that “persons reverent about individual liberty are likely to be right-wing terrorists.” “It makes perfect sense when you think about it,” said Secretary Janet Napolitano. “The phrase ‘individual liberty’ doesn’t appear in any of our nation’s founding documents. Its advocates are clearly and suspiciously out of step with America’s basic values.” if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at... http://constitutionclub.org/2012/07/07/semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-26/
  • Executive Order Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications

    07/08/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Tigen · 5 replies
    The White House ^ | July 06, 2012 | BHO
    ASSIGNMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. Survivable, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial, and tribal governments; private sector...
  • Transportation Secretary Envies China Dictatorship

    07/07/2012 3:55:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Miffed that the Administration's dream of a nationwide high-speed rail passenger system may be derailed by uncooperative states, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he wished the US were more like China. Thus far Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin have opted out of participating in the President's high-speed rail scheme. “In China the government doesn't have to put up with people thwarting their plans,” LaHood explained. “If the top guy says do something, everyone has to go along. They don't have state legislatures or governors deciding they don't want to pony up their share of the cost for the rail program. And...
  • Oklahoma State Rep to File Bill to Nullify Individual Mandate

    07/07/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Idabilly · 34 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7-6-12 | TAC Daily Updates
    “I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling and believe that state governments were intended to serve as a check on the federal government,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is better known as ObamaCare, is an example of federal overreach and my legislation will authorize the state to resist it and ban the enforcement of it.”
  • Ancient Wisdom Declares Obamacare Ruling Worse Than Even Obamacare

    07/05/2012 6:43:52 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    “A republic, if you can keep it.” Ben Franklin Masked by chatter around judicial wrangling, electoral ramifications and how the surprising Obamacare decision impacts policy, many miss the wretched significance of Chief Justice Roberts’ twisted logic. He has empowered runaway government certain to incite chaos. The Affordable Care Act reflects the logical continuation of a decades-long drift toward domineering by Washington over every facet of life. Not logical as in likely to succeed. Few government initiatives do. But logical because rather than scuttle past failures, subsequent congresses spawn new efforts to offset what prior funding merely squandered. Taxpayers already footed...
  • Judicial Betrayal (Thomas Sowell on John Roberts)

    07/02/2012 11:26:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington — too often, Republicans — who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness. President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for...