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  • Double standard? Pro-Obama IRS Worker Suspended, Postal Employee Fired For Political Violation

    07/11/2014 10:19:57 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-2014 | Stephanie McNeal
    Stephanie McNeal July 11, 2014lewispostal.jpg Marcus Lewis was fired from the Postal Service for running for Congress.MARCUS LEWIS/REUTERS Does the punishment fit the offense? A federal agency announced two disciplinary actions this week against federal workers for violating a law that limits political activity. But while one of them -- a now-former Postal Service worker who committed the apparent sin of running for Congress -- was fired, the other -- an IRS worker who used taxpayer resources to promote President Obama's 2012 candidacy -- faces only a suspension. Now the ex-Postal Service worker in question, Illinois resident and congressional candidate...
  • Senate Report: U.S. Blows $30 Bil on Wasteful Projects in 2013

    12/20/2013 11:34:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judial Watch ^ | December 20, 2013
    Wasteful spending by the bloated U.S. government is at an all-time high and a new congressional report outlines the senseless projects—including a global warming cartoon series—that the Obama administration blew nearly $30 billion on in 2013. Published by a U.S. Senator who sits on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the report ( “Wastebook 2013”) provides 100 shameful examples of how the government squanders our tax dollars. This includes an astounding $7 billion to destroy perfectly good military equipment and vehicles in the Middle East to avoid bringing it back, $379 million to promote Obamacare and $65 million in...
  • WARNING: All business owners should be aware of this, especially small businesses!

    10/04/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 27 replies
    ij.org ^ | 10/04/13 | Institute for Justice
    United States v. $35,651.11 (The cash in the account of Schott's Supermarket) Feds Seize Family Grocery Store’s Entire Bank Account Can the government use civil forfeiture to take your money when you have done nothing wrong—and then pocket the proceeds? The IRS thinks so. For over 30 years, Terry Dehko has successfully run a grocery store in Fraser, Mich., with his daughter Sandy. In January 2013, without warning, the federal government used civil forfeiture to seize all of the money from the Dehkos’ store bank account (more than $35,000) even though they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. Their American Dream is...
  • The Terrifying Future of The United States (*video link)

    08/25/2013 6:02:01 PM PDT · by USS Johnston · 56 replies
    StormCloudsGathering ^ | June 5, 2013 | StormCloudsGathering
    It is long beyond the time to connect the dots. The so-called "War on Terror" has been concocted in order to create an obtrusive and unconstitutional Patriot Act, and alarmingly over-armed domestic Police State/Army, and DHS. All in the name of "security." The focus and target of such over-reach and abuse of federal powers are any and all citizens who highly regard "Liberty" and Freedom." Are you one of those people who treasure the US Constitutional and it's rights? If so, you have been classified as "Domestic Terrorists." You have three choices in the matter. You may pretend there's nothing...
  • U.S. NEWSCAST IDEA ASSAILED

    07/22/2013 9:00:06 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    The Spokesman-Review | January 15, 1946 | Associated Press (Press Release)
    NEW YORK, Jan. 14. (AP) - Announcement was made today that the board of directors of the Associated Press at a recent meeting held "that government can not engage in newscasting without creating the fear of propaganda which necessarily would reflect upon the objectivity of the news services from which such newscasts are prepared." The text: "The Associated Press stands committed to the principle of freedom of access to the news and to the free flow of news throughtout the world. It holds that news thus disseminated by nongovernmental news agencies is essential to the highest development of mankind and...
  • Abortion Rights Not Synonymous With Women's Health

    06/28/2013 4:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that to the liberal group Think Progress. On Twitter, it recently teased some shocking news: "Why 2013 is shaping up to be the worst year for woman's [sic] health in modern history." When I followed to the linked story, there was nothing about a spike in cervical or breast cancer rates. Nothing about occupational safety for...
  • This is Not a Scandal

    06/14/2013 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    I’m beginning to realize that we are performing a major injustice when we call all of the events of the past year “scandals”. Scandals are what soap operas base their story lines off of. Scandals are actions of a President and his intern in the Oval Office. I will even admit that breaking into a private office to search for dirt on your opponent can be considered a scandal. However, what we are talking about with this administration is the infringement of American's constitutional rights, the use of the government to target our own citizens, and most importantly, the death...
  • Something Is Amiss (Thomas Sowell Mentioned)

    06/06/2013 4:17:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: But already it was impossible to say which was which." So ended the novel "Animal Farm" by George Orwell, which satirized the Russian Revolution and the country's transition to communism. In the easy-to-read book, the animals initially overthrow the people running Manor Farm and rename it Animal Farm. They come up with seven commandments to codify their beliefs in equality and expectations for their standard of living: "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy." "Whatever goes upon four legs, or...
  • A Darkening Cloud of Scandals Engulfs Obama Administration

    06/05/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama is being hit by new scandals almost weekly in a growing web of investigations and revelations that have further damaged his troubled administration. The U.S. Treasury's Inspector General released a new report Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service spent $50 million on 220 conferences for IRS employees over a three year period beginning in 2010. Despite annual federal budget deficits of more than $1 trillion throughout Obama's first term, the IG found many of the IRS's expenditures to be downright wasteful. In one of its findings, the IRS focused on a conference in Anaheim, Calif. --...
  • (Vanity) The Problem with Checks and Balances, or Three Wolves and The Sheep

    05/19/2013 8:59:32 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-19-2013 | grey_whiskers
    One of the things which has so *maddened* conservatives during the oh-so-dolorous-and-slow Chinese water torture of the Obama administration, is the way that the Administration seems to be "above the law" or "unaccountable"; and at that, not only in a Nixonian sense, but in a Louis XIV sense ("L'état, c'est moi"). Look back at some of the initial scandals and/or muckraking topics from the first term, or from the campaign against Romney: "They acted stupidly" / beer summit The non-prosecution of the Black Panthers for voter intimidation The brouhaha over the "birth certificate" The non-closure of Club Gitmo The run-up...
  • Reich: Tea Party 'Conspiracy to Undermine the Government of the United States'

    03/03/2013 8:23:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats and the media have accuses Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of "McCarthyism" merely for posing tough questions to and about Chuck Hagel during the latter's confirmation as Secretary of Defense. Yet a recent column by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich reveals who the real McCarthyites are in U.S. politics today, as Reich likens the Tea Party to a conspiracy "to undermine the government of the United States." Reich, who has steadfastly supported President Barack Obama's big-government, tax-and-spend agenda, wrote that the Tea Party had "infiltrated" the government at every level, and had used the budget cuts...
  • At Harvard Law School in 1991, Obama approved of restricting speech to protect minorities

    10/08/2012 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    At the height of early-1990s conservative backlash over political correctness and “speech codes” on U.S. college campuses, Barack Obama participated in a panel event geared toward denying that restrictions on free expression were problematic, or happening at all. The 1991 Harvard Law School yearbook quoted the future President of the United States virtually shrugging his shoulders at the thought that non-liberal white students might take offense at restrictions on speech that minority students found objectionable. “I don’t see a lot of conservatives getting upset if minorities feel silenced,” Obama said, flipping the argument around.
  • Acts of War

    10/01/2012 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 1 replies
    Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson Once again, our nation has been attacked by the followers of Islam, the so-called religion of peace. This time their claim is a movie which depicts their prophet and their religion, in what they consider to be an intolerable manner, has sparked their outrage and their response is attacks on sovereign U.S. soil. These are not isolated events which were enacted by a few fringe elements of their society. These were coordinated and orchestrated attacks sanctioned by their religious leaders and their governments. Of course, it doesn’t stop there, it never...
  • Backwards Thinking

    10/01/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 7 replies
    A general dissolution of principals and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. Samuel Adams The sanctioned backwards display of the U.S. flag is a perfect example of the backwards thinking of our federal and State governments, as well as our laughable policy-makers in general within the United States. The sad examples of what we call leaders, do much...
  • How to Legislate for Yourself

    09/28/2012 5:20:07 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 4 replies
    Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery. Thomas Jefferson Has our Legislative branch of government become a mere legislature for the legislators? The only time either side of the aisle seems to be in agreement is when they legislate for themselves. Of course in regard to partisan politics the results are more egregious. But when it comes to the people of the United...
  • The Leadership of Fools

    09/26/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 8 replies
    I’m saying that when the President does it, that means it’s not illegal! Richard Milhous Nixon It has been said that a nation can be judged by the way it treats foreigners within its borders. But more importantly, a nation can and should be judged by its elected leaders and their actions. I intend to go through approximately fifty years of elected quasi-leaders known as President of the United States and examine their actions. The side of the aisle which they align themselves with is irrelevant. Partisan politics will take no part in this discussion. A simple evaluation of the...
  • All Three Branches of Government Are Acting Above the Law What do we do about it?

    07/20/2012 8:16:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | July 19, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American Republic. Without that concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is little hope for freedom. The Rule of Law is a three-legged stool on which freedom sits. The first leg requires that all laws be enacted in advance...
  • The Purpose of the U.S. State Department

    07/18/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 4 replies
    Mission Statement Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. American diplomacy in the 21st century is based on fundamental beliefs: our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free; our prosperity depends on the prosperity of others; and our security relies on a global effort to secure the rights of all. The history of the American people is the chronicle of our efforts to live up to our ideals. In this moment in history, we recognize that the United States has an immense responsibility to use...
  • GBTV‘s ’Rumors of War III’ Examines Strategic Islamist Penetration of U.S. at The Highest Level

    04/27/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies
    Do Islamic extremist groups still pose a mortal threat to the United States? Based on recent events, it would seem many senior US officials believe the answer is no. Just this week, the Obama administration claimed that the War on Terror, a catch-all term for the series of post-9/11 conflicts between civilization and violent radical Islam, has come to an end. But a new GBTV Documentary, “Rumors of War III: Target U.S.” shatters this claim. It makes the case that not only has the threat from radical Islam endured– it is in fact growing and more imminent with each passing...
  • Ahmedinejad Visits Latin America, Washington Implores and Seethes

    01/11/2012 11:40:16 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies · 2+ views
    oilprice.com ^ | 11/01/2012 | John Daly
    At the best of times, the U.S. government is regarded as somewhat out of touch with what’s happening in the American “heartland,” much less the world at large, so much so that the phrase “inside the Beltway” was coined to define the syndrome. But every now and again, an incident occurs that so perfectly encapsulates Washington’s self-absorbed navel gazing that little further comment is needed. On 9 January U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland provided such a “Kodak moment” to the Washington press corps. The object of her concern? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s visit to Latin America, where he is...
  • Why is Freerepublic.com blocked @ some US Military Installations?!

    06/27/2011 2:27:05 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 44 replies
    27 June 2011 | US Navy Vet
    I got this e-mail for where I work regarding Blocking of Freerepublic: From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 8:14 AM To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Subject: Freerepublic.com XX. XXXXXXX: As per our telephone conversation, I cannot provide access to Freerepublic.com. One of analysis tools we utilize to perform checks of sites indicated FR had been or is currently hosting malicious software or serving as an intermediary to domains hosting malicious software. As I stated on the telephone, this does not mean the site is currently hosting anything malicious or serving as an intermediary for malicious sites; rather, it has done so in...
  • Five Ways the Government Could Make Oil Prices Fall

    03/09/2011 10:44:06 AM PST · by gleeaikin · 42 replies
    Daily Finance (AOL) ^ | 3/08/11, 2:50 pm | Joseph Lazzaro
    Oil's surge to more than $105 per barrel -- which has caused the average price of unleaded regular to jump more than 40 cents in less than a month to about $3.50 per gallon -- is rooted more in psychology than in fundamentals. Globally, there's no shortage of oil, nor any lack of gasoline in the U.S., but traders' fears that the civil unrest in minor oil exporter Libya may spread to major oil exporters Saudi Arabia or Iran has led an oil price spike, led by market speculators and large end users of oil. However, the U.S. government is...
  • Catching Wild Pigs

    12/30/2010 9:06:53 PM PST · by Support_the_troops23 · 6 replies
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    A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government. In the midst of his story he looked at the...
  • WikiLeaks – State Secrets or Clever Tactics?

    12/07/2010 11:55:38 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 07/12/2010 | Claude Salhani
    Is the US Government Machiavellian enough to orchestrate the recent brouhaha over the so-called website WikiLeaks, is this a real embarrassment, or will it indeed be damaging as some U.S. diplomats claim? I am not one to support conspiracy theories but when you stop to analyze the content of the information that was leaked it seem that two things emerge: first, the content of the cables were not so earth shattering as to damage national security, or harm Washington’s relations with other countries. Second, upon further analysis, it would appear that the information revealed instead sends a strong message to...
  • Obama: "It gets better"

    This is scary: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/21/president-obama-it-gets-better
  • Mexican Assassins Headed to Arizona, U.S. Warned (But Lets Sue Americans For Wanting To Stop It)

    10/17/2010 1:04:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2010 | Fox News
    Drug smuggling gangs in Mexico have sent well-armed assassins, or "sicarios," into Arizona to locate and kill bandits who are ambushing and stealing loads of cocaine, marijuana and heroin headed to buyers in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has warned Arizona law enforcement authorities.
  • Tea Party Wants to Ambush More GOP Senators in 2012

    10/08/2010 9:27:36 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2010 | By JANET HOOK
    Tea-party activists, keen to build on their success toppling GOP incumbents in primaries this year, are already targeting more Republican veterans in the 2012 election. GOP senators like Bob Corker, above, have drawn criticism from tea-party activists for some of the positions they have taken over the years. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, already has a conservative GOP primary opponent. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R., Indiana) have all drawn fire from the right wing of their party.
  • Lies my government told me

    07/16/2010 6:29:49 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/16/2010 | Bill Turner
    Our government lies to us. If you disagree with that statement you are either naive, a liar, or a fool. Democrats lie. Republicans lie. Politicians of all kinds lie. We know this yet we continue to allow it to happen and then feign shock when it does. I’m not talking about little lies, like B. Hussein Obama saying taxpayer money would not be used for abortion, or George W. Bush lying about having to “act now” to avoid economic collapse, but the kind of lies that manifest change in America and take the country in a direction it would not...
  • US government launches new website on Gulf oil spill - RestoretheGulf.gov

    07/07/2010 4:07:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/7/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government Wednesday launched a new website to give information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, moving away from the portal jointly run with oil giant BP. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the top government official handling the spill, said the site wwww.RestoreTheGulf.gov was "designed to serve as a one-stop repository for news, data and operational updates related to administration-wide efforts to stop the BP oil leak." The website aims to provide "even greater transparency and openness about the BP oil spill, our historic response, the tools available to assist Gulf Coast communities, and plans...
  • US hints at North Korean torpedo attack

    05/02/2010 8:49:39 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 741+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 5/02/2010 | Jung Sung-ki
    The U.S. government believes a North Korean torpedo attack was the most likely cause of the March 26 sinking of a South Korean warship, a foreign diplomatic source in Seoul said Sunday, citing solid "circumstantial evidence." The remarks come as South Koreans increasingly believe the communist North was responsible for the sinking that left 46 sailors dead. A joint investigation team involving U.S. and other foreign experts has tentatively concluded that the mysterious sinking was due to a "close-range" explosion under the 1,200-ton frigate Cheonan while it was on patrol in waters off the disputed western sea border with North...
  • The U.S. Government Will No Longer be Propping up the Mortgage Markets. Supposedly

    04/02/2010 12:15:41 PM PDT · by Faketan · 4 replies · 249+ views
    OilPrice.com ^ | 02/04/2010 | Dave Forsat
    For over a year, the Federal Reserve has been pouring money into American mortgages. Buying "mortgage-backed securities" (MBS), financial instruments whose value is based on a pool of underlying mortgages. When the financial crisis broke, the market for MBS dried up. Buyers feared that homeowners would default on their mortgages. Driving the value of these assets to almost nothing, or worse. Financial institutions in America and around the world were left holding trillions of dollars worth of non-saleable MBS. It appeared these holders would be forced to mark down the value of their MBS holdings, potentially triggering another wave of...
  • Christian militia group arrested, allegedly threatened Muslims

    03/29/2010 4:41:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies · 929+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/29/2010 | Jihad Watch
    These raids and the alleged Christian character of the militia, as well as its targeting Muslims, is a mainstream media dream come true -- a few years back the BBC featured an inversion-of-reality drama about Christians beheading Muslims, and now, lo and behold, it seems to have come to life. For years to come this "Hutaree" will be thrown in the face of anyone who takes note of jihad activity in the United States and around the world, as if this group in itself balances and equals the innumerable Islamic groups that are waging armed jihad all around the world...
  • Treasury Sells $10 Billion In 1-Month Billls With No Yield

    01/26/2010 9:56:57 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 929+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-26-2010 | Vince Veneziani
    Treasury Sells $10 Billion In 1-Month Bills With No Yield Vince Veneziani Jan. 26, 2010, 12:07 PM For the fourth time in a row, the Treasury has sold off short-term bills bearing no yields at all. It seems that with a fresh round of jitters hitting the global economy, investors are only all-too-happy to let the government have their money for free, while they wait for other opportunities.
  • The Truth Serum

    01/20/2010 9:17:14 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 171+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/20/2010 | Thomas N. Tabback
    The men who stepped forward to answer the call for One Nation Under GOD, in order, were Richard Behney for U.S. Senate (opposing incumbent Evan Bayh), Andy Lyons for Indiana's 5th District congressional seat, Ron Fusselman for the 50th District state representative seat, Marlin Stutzman for U.S. Senate, Don Bates Jr. for U.S. Senate, and Tom Wall for the 17th District state senate seat. Those who did not step forward.....
  • Post office was $3.8 billion in the red last year

    11/17/2009 1:35:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 112 replies · 1,846+ views
    Associated Press Via Yahoo News ^ | 11/17/2009 | Randolph E. Schmid
    The Postal Service reported a loss of $3.8 billion last year, despite a reduction of 40,000 full-time positions and other cost-cutting measures. The loss was $1 billion more than the year before despite job cuts and other efforts designed to save billions of dollars, postal officials said Monday. "Our 2009 fiscal year proved to be one of the most challenging in the history of the Postal Service," Chief Financial Officer Joseph Corbett said. "The deep economic recession, and to a lesser extent the ongoing migration of mail to electronic alternatives, significantly affected all mail products, creating a large imbalance between...
  • Eric Sprott: "Dead Government Walking"

    11/03/2009 3:43:48 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11-03-2009 | Joe Weisenthal
    Eric Sprott: "Dead Government Walking" Joe WeisenthalNov. 3, 2009, 12:48 PM If you're looking for something to cheer you up, don't read the latest letter from ultra-bear Eric Sprott (via Market Folly). Basically he argues, a US default is coming sooner, rather than later, and that there's just no hope of averting this. The projected US deficit from 2009 to 2019 is now slated to be almost $9 trillion dollars.3 How on earth does anyone expect them to raise this capital? As we stated in a previous article, in order to satisfy US capital requirements, all existing investors would have...
  • NH tax evader gets 35 years in prison for standoff

    10/02/2009 8:28:02 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 16 replies · 734+ views
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
    Associated Press article. ...Elaine Brown 35 years in federal prison for amassing an arsenal of weapons at her fortress-like home after she and her husband were convicted of tax evasion...
  • Our Government Engaged In EXTORTION With Our Banks!

    04/08/2009 8:08:29 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 5 replies · 328+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 04082009 | TDC
    “The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell ‘em what to do. Control. Direct. Command.“
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Steve Wolfson and Stan Bowen

    03/24/2009 5:31:41 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 219+ views
    The Veterans IN Politics ^ | March 24, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Steve Wolfson and Stan Bowen LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net March 28: Stan Bowen Author, Vietnam Veteran, and Former Army Green Beret: Steve Wolfson Las Vegas City Councilman Ward 2: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and Co-Hosted by J. "Sage" Bocook. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts at (702) 309-6690. Listen to the Veterans In Politics Municipal Candidate 2009 Endorsement Interview--- (VIP 1-11)...
  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 1:04:10 PM PST · by topfile · 178 replies · 6,188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2009 | Jon Ward
    President Obama on Saturday struck back aggressively at critics of his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, casting himself as a populist crusader whose "sweeping change" has angered Washington's entrenched special interests, and promised to fight them. "I realize that passing this budget won't be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in Washington," Mr. Obama said in his weekly video and radio address. Mr. Obama's language was combative and confrontational, as he promised to fight for "American families." "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists...
  • Obama banks on pollution reductions

    02/26/2009 2:52:16 PM PST · by topfile · 27 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    President Barack Obama's first budget includes $15 billion a year for renewable energy programs and an ambitious plan to raise $646 billion from a carbon reduction proposal. "Because our future depends on our ability to break free from oil that's controlled by foreign dictators, we need to make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Mr. Obama said Thursday morning. "That's why we'll be working with Congress on legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy." The plan uses money from a cap-and-trade program — which would allow companies to...
  • Obama: U.S. 'will emerge stronger' from crisis

    02/24/2009 3:30:09 PM PST · by topfile · 57 replies · 2,335+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama will pledge Tuesday night that the nation "will rebuild, we will recover," as he delivers an address to a joint session of Congress and with a nervous nation watching at home. "While our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before," Mr. Obama will say, according to excerpts of his remarks. In lofty language, Mr. Obama is expected to promise a new path forward...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leader Seeks Virginia House Seat

    02/23/2009 10:22:33 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 20 replies · 906+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 2/21/09 | The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
    Local media is reporting that Esam Omeish, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), has joined the race for a vacant seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. According to the report: Elections for vacant seats in the House of Delegates are always interesting, but the Democratic nomination fight in the 35th District looks like it'll be interesting indeed. Esam Omeish, a pediatric surgeon from Northern Virginia, has joined the race to succeed Del. Steve Shannon, D-Vienna. The 35th District includes the areas of Fairfax County just north and west of the city of Fairfax. Shannon is running for...
  • Mike Huckabee: Obama’s Performance ‘Cause for Alarm’

    02/23/2009 10:11:15 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 1,270+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/22/09 | David A. Patten
    Former GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee in an exclusive Newsmax interview says President Obama’s early job performance is “cause for alarm,” and warns his penchant for talking down the economy is “the worst possible direction he could take.” Obama’s dark portrayal of the U.S. economy -- apparently intended to lower the high expectations stoked by his rhetoric during the campaign -- is on the verge of becoming a “self-fulfilling prophecy,” Huckabee adds. The former Arkansas governor’s criticism followed a week that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a six-year low. The S & P 500, the index that...
  • Obama's goal? Directed chaos

    02/22/2009 10:56:06 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies · 1,083+ views
    WND ^ | February 23, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    When we think of the word "chaos," normally we associate it with spontaneous acts of malcontents rebelling without a cause. But most of the chaos in the world today is what I call "directed chaos" – usually government-directed and with one single-minded purpose: the consolidation of power. That's the way I interpret the so-called "economic stimulus" legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled Congress and signed by President Obama. There is no way it will stimulate the economy. It will have the opposite effect – lengthening and deepening the economic crisis in which America finds itself. Does anyone truly believe we're in...
  • Mike Huckabee: Obama’s Performance ‘Cause for Alarm’

    02/22/2009 10:31:32 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,226+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/22/09 | David A. Patten
    Former GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee in an exclusive Newsmax interview says President Obama’s early job performance is “cause for alarm,” and warns his penchant for talking down the economy is “the worst possible direction he could take.” Obama’s dark portrayal of the U.S. economy -- apparently intended to lower the high expectations stoked by his rhetoric during the campaign -- is on the verge of becoming a “self-fulfilling prophecy,” Huckabee adds. The former Arkansas governor’s criticism followed a week that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a six-year low. The S & P 500, the index that...
  • Ammo flying off store shelves

    02/22/2009 10:09:04 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 405 replies · 8,534+ views
    myfoxtampabay ^ | 2/20/2009 | Warren Elly
    TAMPA - After President Barack Obama won the election, people flooded gun stores because of speculation that he may limit gun ownership or raise taxes on them. Even though neither has happened, the amount of people wanting to get their hands on a gun hasn't gone down. Scott Patrick is the General Manager of the Shoot Straight gun range in Tampa. He says the number of people coming into his store is still going up. "For whatever reason, whether it's the economy or crime, people don't feel safe," he said. Patrick is having serious trouble keeping all kinds of fire...
  • George Soros finally gets it

    02/21/2009 11:37:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,771+ views
    ml-implode (Option Armageddon) ^ | 02/21/09 | Rolf Winkler
    George Soros finally gets it February 21, 2009 – 1:56 pm Three weeks ago, the positively schizophrenic Op-Ed page for the WSJ published yet another piece by a big financial brain proposing a “solution” to the financial crisis. While the editorial page itself is so rigidly ideological as to be useless, the op-ed page publishes stuff all over the map. The only common attribute seems to be a big-name byline. Once in a while you’ll get a thoughtful, nuanced and hard-hitting piece by Shelby Steele or Judy Shelton, for instance; occasionally, one of the big names will actually say something...
  • How I know Obama is a Communist - ALAN KEYES

    02/22/2009 11:26:27 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 144 replies · 4,782+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | Sunday, February 22, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    Loyal to Liberty THOUGHTLET What signals the difference between a "socialist" and a "communist"? It's the gradual repression of political and civil liberty culminating in the open prosecution and suppression of dissident views. But this suppression cannot come about until a monopoly has been established over access to the seats of government executive and decision making power. The key manifestation of this monopoly is of course some form of party dictatorship. Aside from all the evidence in his known background, associates, policy preferences and political actions one of the main reasons I make bold to call Obama a communist is...
  • AZ rancher disappointed in U.S. support

    02/22/2009 10:27:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,929+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/20/09 | Chad Groening
    "My country has let me down." That's the assessment of an Arizona rancher who was sued by six illegal immigrants he detained on his property and turned over to the Border Patrol in 2004. On Tuesday an eight-member federal jury in Tucson threw out the claim brought by the six illegal aliens that Roger Barnett violated their civil rights when he detained them at gunpoint on his ranch nearly five years ago. The panel also ruled against the plaintiffs' claims of battery and false imprisonment. But the jury did find Barnett liable on four claims of assault and four claims...