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Cheap dates: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.

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In today’s lousy economy, men can take comfort in knowing that there is one sought-after good that is becoming steadily more affordable: sex.

Regnerus likens the price of sex to the housing market. Too many foreclosures in one community, and the price of neighboring homes start to plummet. This is why single women in New York sometimes feel as though sex on the first date is a given: According to the market, it is.

“Every sex act is part of a ‘pricing’ of sex for subsequent relationships,” Regnerus said. “If sex has been very easy to get for a particular young man for many years and over the course of multiple relationships, what would eventually prompt him to pay a lot for it in the future — that is, committing to marry?”

Did you answer, “Love”? You’re adorable.

“Sexual strategies for making men ‘fall in love’ typically backfire, because men don’t often work like that,” Regnerus says.

via Cheap dates: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows..

True Friends orangutan and dog

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After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn’t eat and didn’t respond to any medical treatments. The veteranarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center.

(Excerpt) Read more at ladyrocky.angelfire.com …

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Arizona Sheriff Fights Drug Cartels, but Whose Side is Obama On?

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Earlier today, I had the privilege of sitting down with National Sheriff of the Year Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to discuss his reaction to Operation Fast and Furious and his ongoing fight against ruthless drug cartels. After our conversation, it became clear the Obama Administration is fighting him with lawsuits and by arming the very cartels he and his deputies are trying to combat in the Arizona desert.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is fighting what he describes as the most ruthless criminals in North America, on American soil in Southern Arizona. In his county, cartels use look-out posts, or “spotters,” to detect and move around law enforcement, and shootouts with cartels members are a normal occurrence.

“We still have these look-out posts, intelligence gathering locations where they sit on top of a mountain or in a cave. At least 100 of them just in one smuggling route throughout our county and we have multiple routes,” Babeu said. “How have we arrived to this point where this has become okay from the federal government’s perspective?”

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com …

via Arizona Sheriff Fights Drug Cartels, but Whose Side is Obama On?.

Gunny G: Postal Photos Iwo Jima 1945 PO…..

September 26, 2011 1 comment

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Iwo Jima 1945Marine Post Office-V Amphibious CorpsShown in photo left to right, 1st Lt. Joseph O’Mahoney, and T/Sgt Barton AdamsThese photos courtesy of M. J. O’MahoneyE-Mail: MJOMAHONEY@aol.com

     


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“A Rainy Night In Hell” ~ Dr James Manning… ATLAH Media Network | Category Archive | ATLAH Now

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A Rainy Night In Hell

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Dr James Manning

Thought it couldn’t get any worse than Solyndra?

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President Obama’s nominee for Commerce secretary served as chairman of the board of a solar energy company that recently received a $1.37 billion federal loan guarantee – the largest the Department of Energy has ever given for a solar power project.

Now that company, BrightSource Energy, is attempting to build the world’s largest solar power plant amid concerns such ventures may be too risky an investment for the federal government.

In June, BrightSource Chairman John Bryson was nominated by Obama to head the Commerce Department.

WND reported in June that Bryson co-founded an environmental activist group that is a member and funder of the controversial Apollo Alliance.

Read what we’ll need to accomplish to restore America to greatness.

Apollo is run by a slew of socialists and radicals, including Jeff Jones, a founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization. Jones himself boasts of doing work for the environmental group founded by Bryson, the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Bryson served until June as co-chairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a globalist organization whose members can be found throughout the Obama administration.

The massive loan guarantee to BrightSource is meant to build an expensive California desert solar plant known as the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

(Story continues below)

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Racism? Depends Who’s Talking About It

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…..The Black Congressional Caucus has been increasingly vocal regarding their unhappiness with President Obama. In remarks at its annual Phoenix Awards dinner on September 24, the President said, “I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your slippers, put on your marching shoes. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, (and) stop crying.” It is hard to imagine a white President saying such things as Obama strove to rally his audience.

For anyone familiar with the history of race and politics in America, the loyalty of black Americans to the Democratic Party is astonishing. During the years of FDR’s New Deal, civil rights for blacks were not on the agenda. Even the years following World War Two when two million blacks served in a segregated military, the Democratic Party—especially in the “solid South”—opposed any civil rights legislation. It took the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 to finally get a bill passed.

For my part, I think Obama has done incalculable harm to any current or future black candidate for the presidency. He had an opportunity to address the nation’s problems of unemployment and debt, and he gave all Americans, black, Hispanic, and white, more unemployment and debt. It’s unfair, but black candidates will likely have to work twice as hard to overcome his legacy.,,,MORE,,,,,

© Alan Caruba, 2011

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Again! Supremes asked to look into eligibility

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The dispute over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president erupted during the 2008 election campaign and featured among others a lawsuit filed on behalf of Ambassador Alan Keyes against California election officials who did not check whether Obama was eligibile. Now the 2012 campaign is charging ahead at full throttle, and the issue remains in the headlines.

That’s because the case was before the U.S. Supreme Court for a conference today. A conference is a meeting at which the justices decide which cases they will review. To date, none of the Obama eligibility challenges that have reached the high court have been accepted. It could be as long as a week or more before an announcement comes from the court.

Attorney Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation is handling the case, and said, “If the U.S. Supreme court agrees to hear this case, and we pray that it will, it will send shock waves through the Washington political establishment. It will mean that the Supreme Court is going to follow the lead of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals justice who has publicly commented that this is an important constitutional issue.”

He continued, “We are awaiting the court’s decision.”

It was Judge Marsha Berzon of the 9th Circuit who commented during the oral arguments on the dispute that the issued appeared to be something of importance that needed to be resolved.

(Story continues below)

via Again! Supremes asked to look into eligibility.

America at stake « JDs Bunker

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…..Not to steer off the road here, but has anyone been paying attention to Hillary Clinton? I have been waiting for one of the big talkers to say something, but none have. The face is a little less worn out looking and no so puffy. It is probably a combination of Botox and booze avoidance. The hairdo is getting longer and blonder. Just an observation.

There is only one potential candidate who has shown the independence and spine to take on the establishment. A candidate that is boldly and unapologetically conservative. Sarah Palin. The name that conservative pundits avoid like the plaque and the name that drives liberal pundits to move to Alaska and write silly books filled with unsupported gossip.

Here is my conspiratorial thought for the season. Around the time for the national release of “The Undefeated”, Sarah Palin will announce that she is in. When she wins the nomination, Obama will decide that he has been all that he can be. Unable to stand the thought of another woman becoming the first female president and with her new hairdo, all sobered up and Botoxed, Hillary will run to the rescue of the Democrat party. With of course a sacrificial challenge from Joe Biden. The most brutal political campaign in the history of our country will ensue. When the political Armageddon on the Potomac ends, America will be standing tall and proud or it will be over.””’

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Obama is a Deceiver and Son of Satan | ATLAH Media Network

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Obama is a Deceiver and Son of Satan

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Dr James Manning

US Presidential Debates- New Single Topic Format Proposed

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READER RESPONSE: Gunny G…

one topic left—no more dancing around it—eligibility!

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Border Wars Texas is Ground Zero (update) Texas Border Security Report

September 26, 2011 2 comments

“During the past two years, the state of Texas has become increasingly threatened by the spread of Mexican cartel organized crime,” the report concluded.

The report states six of the seven Mexican drug cartels have “command and control” operations in Texas cities.

“Texas has become critical terrain and operational ground zero in the cartel’s efforts to expand into the United States,” the report stated.

McCaffrey said the cartels are heavily recruiting Texas gang members to help insure the transportation of drugs into the United States and cash from the sale of drugs back into Mexico. McCaffrey said the Texas Department of Public Safety estimates at least 18,000 Texas gang members are already working for the cartels, and the number of prison gangs working with the cartels increased from four to twelve in the last year.

“That is an enemy division inside Texas that is armed and criminal in nature and fueled by drug money,” McCaffrey said.

(Excerpt) Read more at click2houston.com …

via Border Wars Texas is Ground Zero (update) Texas Border Security Report.

Poll: Is the Tea Party Racist?

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This one needs help.

51.32% Yes

48.68% No

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(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com …

via Poll: Is the Tea Party Racist?.

Believing The Big Lie

September 26, 2011 1 comment

Misplaced Blame: The Democrats are setting up the Republicans to be the party responsible for a federal shutdown, should one occur. Of course the media will go along for the ride, just as in 1995 and 1996.

In the fall of 1995, the GOP Congress passed a continuing resolution spending bill to keep the federal government open. Bill Clinton vetoed it.

Polls, in some cases more than 2-1, showed the public blamed the subsequent shutdowns — one in November 1995, the other from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996 — on the Republicans. The fact that the public believed as it did is nearly inexplicable, since it was the GOP that passed the spending bill and a Democrat who vetoed it.

But there is an explanation. The media used its power to convince the public that somehow the man who rejected the legislation that would have kept the government running was not responsible for the shutdowns.

Sixteen years later, the possibility of another federal shutdown looms again.

With the fiscal year ending after Friday, (some) lawmakers are hoping a continuing resolution will keep the federal government running through Nov. 18.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com …

via Believing The Big Lie.

Give Us Liberty: DARYN MORAN HEADING TO DC TO ARREST AKA OBAMA…

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DARYN MORAN HEADING TO DC TO ARREST AKA OBAMA…

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Vietnam Vet In Wheelchair Gets $15 MILLION Reward For Busting Medicaid Fraud !

September 26, 2011 1 comment

A frail but feisty, partially paralyzed wheelchair-bound Vietnam vet scored a $15 million whistelblower’s reward after uncovering a massive Medicaid fraud scheme — with the help of his trusty calculator.

“From my wheelchair, on a ventilator and oxygen, I have spent the last seven years in this fight. Sometimes, the good guy wins,’’ said plucky Richard West, 63, of Tuckerton, NJ.

The savvy senior said he first smelled a rat when he went to the dentist in 2004 — and was told his Medicaid benefits had maxed out.

West returned home and scoured his own, meticulously kept records, discovering that Maxim Healthcare — the agency that provides his home-health aides — had billed Uncle Sam for care he never got, including coverage by nurses he’d never met.

Maxim — which has 300 offices in 40 states, including New York — was eventually busted for netting a total of $61 million in phony reimbursements.

Under terms of a deal unveiled this week, Maxim, which is partly owned by Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen Bisciotti, agreed to fork over $121.5 million in reimbursements and penalties for the phony Medicaid claims and another $8.4 million to the Veterans Administration.

The Maryland-based company was also slapped with a $20 million fine. The feds added that they will be overseeing its operations for two years.

Under federal law, Richard West was entitled to a percentage of the payback the company was ordered to fork over.

Of his newfound millions, the disabled vet, who’s on a portable ventilator, said he plans to spend it wisely.

“I need a new van, my house needs work, and I’m going to make donations to charities for the disabled,” West said.

Maxim CEO Brad Bennett was contrite in a statement, saying: “We take full responsibility for these events.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/whi_tleblower_OtagWuaoKWNaDdMJLqA2vJ#ixzz1Z6HJ8A77

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com …

via Vietnam Vet In Wheelchair Gets $15 MILLION Reward For Busting Medicaid Fraud !.

U.S. Government Used Taxpayer Funds to Buy, Sell Weapons During ‘Fast and Furious,’ Documents Show

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Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel — the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared.

This disclosure, revealed in documents obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched” operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources, has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded their country with illegal weapons.

Operation Fast and Furious began in October 2009. In it, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged gun stores to sell weapons to an arms smuggling gang, then watched as the guns crossed the border and were used in crimes. Each month, the agency allowed hundreds of guns to go South, despite opposition from some agents.

All told, the gang spent more than $1.25 million for the illegal guns.

Full story here.

via Prison Planet.com » U.S. Government Used Taxpayer Funds to Buy, Sell Weapons During ‘Fast and Furious,’ Documents Show.

Your Supplements Are Under Attack: Time to Fight Back!

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A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about the FDA’s proposed new policy on dietary supplements that could make it impossible or very expensive for you to purchase the natural products you rely on to support your health. The open comment period on the FDA’s proposed guidelines ends on September 30, so NOW is the time to act and let your voice be heard if you want to retain your right to access supplements. (Scroll down to the bottom of this article to learn how you can get involved.)

If the FDA has its way, all vitamins, herbs and other dietary supplements will soon be classified in the same manner as unapproved drugs and synthetic food additives. The results of this change in classification could be disastrous for both natural health consumers and the natural health industry. Resveratrol, CoQ10, curcumin and even many multivitamins could be pulled from the market, and those that remain available may become so expensive that many people won’t be able to afford them. Supplement companies that cannot afford to put their products through the FDA’s intensive, burdensome drug trial process may be forced out of business, leaving room for pharmaceutical companies to swoop in and profit at your expense.

You know that Big Pharma is surely working hard behind the scenes to make sure that this law is passed, and that they carry incredible influence with the FDA and the government in general. This means that we all need to work together and use the power of the people to stop this from happening. Unless we stop these new guidelines from going in to effect, we stand to lose our right to access the natural healing tools that many of us depend on as alternatives to expensive and often dangerous pharmaceutical drugs.

(Excerpt) Read more at stopagingnow.com …

via Your Supplements Are Under Attack: Time to Fight Back!.

Ron Paul is Half a Step from First Place

September 26, 2011 1 comment

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A straw poll over the weekend shows that Rick Perry is losing it. The wheels are coming off his effort to take the GOP nomination and go up against Obama next year.

Once again, the establishment is unable to count — Ron Paul is a front-runner.

Perry threw his resources into the Florida straw poll last week after the battering he took during the most recent debate. The poll was won by Herman Cain, the former head of the chain Godfather’s Pizza, who has so far trailed most of the other candidates.

Following the debate, many so-called conservatives say they now support Mitt Romney. On Sunday, Romney beat Perry in a poll held in Michigan, the the former Massachusetts governor’s native state.

In an effort to regain the momentum, Perry’s camp has released a new video criticizing Romney’s support of national healthcare.

Jostling between the two candidates is pure theater for pubic consumption. Both are creations of the establishment and stand solidly behind the globalist agenda.

Romney is a Republican version of Obama — his mandatory health care legislation in Massachusetts served as the template for Obamacare – while Perry has been cast as the Tea Party candidate (after Republican operatives co-opted the movement and purged it of Libertarians and other unacceptable elements).

Perry’s support for the globalist agenda reveals he is anything but a true Tea Party candidate.

“While spewing Tea Party-style rhetoric about secession, shooting coyotes and courting the favor of Christian evangelicals, behind closed doors Perry has been quietly selling out Texas to globalist interests, auctioning off highways to foreign companies to turn them into profit-driven toll roads,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote prior to Perry’s official announcement.

Perry later took us for fools when he insisted he opposes the globalist superhighway in Texas.

In addition to working to turn Texas into a refuge for illegal immigrants, Perry aggressively promoted the Rockefeller Foundation-backed HPV vaccination campaign in Texas that has led to deaths worldwide.

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Perry was considered the front-runner of choice because the elite wanted it that way. In 2007, he sojourned to Istanbul to attend the annual Bilderberg meeting. Bill Clinton did likewise before he was catapulted to the presidency for two terms.

“Speculation that Perry is the Bilderberg group’s ace card was prompted by the current political climate, which can largely be gleaned from the fact that Perry is a longtime, unwavering supporter of the NAFTA Superhighway and related infrastructure projects,” Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker wrote in June. “These pave the way for the Bilderberg-supported North American Union (NAU) proposal that would merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”

Romney has dispensed with the fake Tea Party rhetoric so popular with a number of establishment Republicans. He is basically an Obama clone. He has promised to make sure expensive entitlement programs remain untouchable (in an effort to swoon older voters) and said if elected he would allow the Federal Reserve to continue its rape and plunder of the country.

It should be obvious by now that there is only one candidate who is not a globalist stooge – Ron Paul, the candidate consistently ignored, underplayed and derided by the establishment and its corporate media.

A Rasmussen poll released on Sunday puts Paul in third place, although straw polls have put him in first and he remains a favorite of voters tired of establishment-rigged campaign seasons and elections and globalist-corporatist business as usual in Washington. It is a major embarrassment that he continues to win the establishment’s own straw polls at CPAC.

A poll conducted prior to the Rasmussen poll by Suffolk University/7News put Ron Paul in second place.

Despite this, CNN, Fox News and the rest of the alphabet false right-left paradigm corporate media continue to insist Ron Paul has absolutely no chance of winning the nomination.

Alex Jones: The rise and fall of Rick Perry, see the rest at the Alex Jones Channel.

During the last Fox debate, Paul was cheated out of time and ranked at the bottom. Romney was afforded over 12 minutes while Ron Paul was allowed to speak for a mere four and a half minutes. Rick Santorum – who isn’t even a serious candidate now – was given nearly twice that amount of time.

The only thing that stands between Ron Paul, the nomination, and the will of the people is the establishment and its dinosaur media. He is half a step away from the nomination.

Regardless of all the efforts by the establishment to ignore Paul and derail his campaign, his consistent strong showing makes it obvious he is the candidate that should go up against Obama.

via Prison Planet.com » Ron Paul is Half a Step from First Place.

So you like to look for old things in old garages…

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So you find a 100 yr old tool in the basement and think to yourself, hey this ought to be worth something… If your like me, see how many things you see here that you’d like to get a hold of…

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Herman Cain to meet with Donald Trump (What the heck is this, the Presidential Apprentice?)

September 26, 2011 3 comments

Herman Cain to meet with Donald Trump (What the heck is this, the Presidential Apprentice?)

The Hill ^ | 09/26/2011 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 4:35:48 PM by SeekAndFind

Businessman Herman Cain is the next Republican presidential candidate in line to meet with business magnate Donald Trump.

“Yes, it’s true,” Cain tweeted Monday. “@THEHermanCain will sit down with @realdonaldtrump in NYC on October 3.”

According to Trump, all of the GOP candidates have reached out to him for his support in their presidential campaigns. Cain, fresh off a high-profile straw poll win in Florida over the weekend, is the latest member of the field slated for a meeting with Trump.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with Trump in New York City two weeks ago and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a meeting with Trump planned for Monday afternoon. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) reportedly met with Trump earlier this year.

Trump has said he is still considering jumping into the race as a candidate himself and could run as an independent if he doesn’t like the eventual nominee.

via Herman Cain to meet with Donald Trump (What the heck is this, the Presidential Apprentice?).

Planted Question at LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting? Rich guy asks “Can you raise my taxes?”

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At Obama’s LinkedIn town hall today, Obama was asked by the host to pick someone out of the audience to ask him a question. How ironic it is that the one person Obama picks would be the one rich guy who wants Obama to raise his taxes.

Here’s the entire eight minute question and answer: http://www.therightscoop.com/question-at-obama-town-hall-would-you-please-raise-my-taxes/

via Planted Question at LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting? Rich guy asks “Can you raise my taxes?”.

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Superman vs. Warm Body (Thomas Sowell)

September 26, 2011 1 comment

One of the problems in trying to select a leader for any large organization or institution is the tendency to start out looking for Superman, passing up many good people who fail to meet that standard, and eventually ending up settling for a warm body.

Some Republicans seem to be longing for another Ronald Reagan. Good luck on that one, unless you are prepared to wait for several generations. Moreover, even Ronald Reagan himself did not always act like Ronald Reagan.

The current outbreak of “gotcha” attacks on Texas Governor Rick Perry show one of the other pitfalls for those who are trying to pick a national leader. The three big sound-bite issues used against him during the TV “debates” have involved Social Security, immigration and a vaccine against cervical cancer.

Where these three issues have been discussed at length, whether in a few media accounts or in Governor Perry’s own more extended discussions in an interview on Sean Hannity‘s program, his position was far more reasonable than it appeared to be in either his opponents’ sound bites or even in his own abbreviated accounts during the limited time available in the TV “debate” format.

On Social Security, Governor Perry was not only right to call it a “Ponzi scheme,” but was also right to point out that this did not mean welshing on the government’s obligation to continue paying retirees what they had been promised.

Even those of us who still disagree with particular decisions made by Governor Perry can see some of those decisions as simply the errors of a decent man who realized that he was faced not with a theory but with a situation.

For example, the ability to save young people from cervical cancer with a stroke of a pen was a temptation that any decent and humane individual would find hard to resist, even if Governor Perry himself now admits to second thoughts about how it was done.

Many of us can agree with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann‘s contention that it should have been done differently. But it reflects no credit on her to have tried to scare people with claims about the dangers of vaccination. Such scares have already cost the lives of children who have died on both sides of the Atlantic from diseases that vaccination would have prevented.

The biggest mischaracterization of Governor Perry’s position has been on immigration. The fact that he has more confidence in putting “boots on the ground” along the border, instead of relying on a fence that can be climbed over or tunneled under where there is no one around, is a logistical judgment, not a question of being against border control.

Texas Rangers have already been put along the border to guard the border where the federal government has failed to guard it. Former Senator Rick Santorum‘s sound-bite attempts to paint Governor Perry as soft on border control have apparently been politically successful, judging by polls. But his repeated interrupting of Perry’s presentation of his case during the recent debate is the kind of cheap political trick that contributes nothing to public understanding and much to public misunderstanding.

Those of us who disagree with Governor Perry’s decision to allow the children of illegal immigrants to attend the state colleges and universities, under the same terms as Texas citizens, need at least to understand what his options were. These were children who were here only because of their parents’ decisions and who had graduated from a Texas high school.

Governor Perry saw the issue as whether these children should now be allowed to continue their education, and become self-supporting taxpayers, or whether Texas would be better off with a higher risk of those young people becoming dependents or worse. I still see Governor Perry’s decision as an error, but the kind of error that a decent and humane individual would be tempted to make.

I have far more questions about those who would blow this error up into something that it is not. Error-free leaders don’t exist — and we don’t want to end up settling for a warm body.

Ultimately, this is not about Governor Perry. It is about a process that can destroy any potential leader, even when the country needs a new leader with a character that the “gotcha” attackers demonstrate they do not have.

via Superman vs. Warm Body (Thomas Sowell).

Secret Service Agent-Turned Senate Hopeful: ‘I Like the President,’ but ‘Policies Just Wrong’

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Secret Service Agent-Turned Senate Hopeful: ‘I Like the President,’ but ‘Policies Just Wrong’

After more than a decade protecting presidents with the Secret Service, Daniel Bongino is currently running against the policies that the most recent president he worked under – President Obama – has moved along.

Bongino, who quit his job with the Secret Service in May to run for the Senate as a Republican in Maryland, told us on ABC’s “Top Line” today that it’s nothing personal.

“I like the president a lot personally. We had a good relationship. He was a wonderful man to me, and this is not any kind of a personal gripe,” Bongino said.

“It’s strictly a political, ideological difference. His policies I think are just wrong. We’re headed down a path I don’t think we want to go down.”

Bongino would become the first former Secret Service agent to serve in Congress. And his reason for running sounds similar to the rationale given by dozens if not hundreds of first-time candidates over the last few years.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com …

via Secret Service Agent-Turned Senate Hopeful: ‘I Like the President,’ but ‘Policies Just Wrong’.

Devvy’s Email Alerts ~ Gmail – Items you might have missed, Mon. Sept 26, 2011 – gunnyg@gmail.com

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Gmail – Items you might have missed, Mon. Sept 26, 2011 – gunnyg@gmail.com.

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Before I get to the items missed for today, I would make a comment about Hermann Cain’s “big” win in the Florida Straw poll.

Electing Cain would be like putting the fox in the hen house.

Cain is a former deputy chairman (1992-94) and chairman (1995-96) of the board of directors to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He knows nothing except the poison of fiat currency. Cain also stated on his radio show that the “FED” should not be audited. I don’t know if he’s received enough heat to change his mind. I wouldn’t hire someone who worked for my enemy.

His 9-9-9 proposal is more rubbish.

9% corporate tax, 9% income tax and 9% national sales tax which would finally kill off our economy although it’s just about DOA anyway.

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Is The U.S. Government Stockpiling Food In Anticipation Of A Major Economic Crisis?

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Is the U.S. government stockpiling huge amounts of food and supplies in anticipation that something bad is about to happen? Is something about to cause a major economic crisis that will require large quantities of emergency food? For a while, I have been hearing things about the government storing food through the grapevine and I have not been sure what to think about those rumors.

Well, today I received a phone call that blew me away. I debated for quite a while before I decided whether or not to share this information with you all. Normally I do not like to talk about anything unless I am able to prove it by pointing to an article in the mainstream media. But the source of the information that I am about to share with you is rock solid. I cannot reveal his name, so you will just have to trust me on that. Hopefully the following information will be one more “dot” as we all try to connect the dots about what is really going on out there………..MORE…..

via Is The U.S. Government Stockpiling Food In Anticipation Of A Major Economic Crisis?.

The Virtue of “Quitting”

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

One of the constant smears leveled at Sarah Palin is that she “quit” her office as Governor of Alaska. The word “quit” is used in the form of a smear, in order to paint her as less-than-committed, but the truth of the matter is that in resigning her post, what she actually did was a magnificently honorable act, rarely done in politics. How many times have you wondered if Barack Obama shouldn’t simply do the honorable thing in the name of the country, and step aside? The problem is that would still leave you with President Joe Biden, so it would not offer much relief. More importantly, however, we must consider the nature of the alleged “quitting” and why Governor Palin left her office early. She wasn’t hounded from office, or anything of the sort, except that what tore at her was the fact that each day she remained, costs were being inflicted on the people of her state, counted in all the wasted dollars spent handling the various FOIA requests, and all the bottled-up legislative work that hung in the balance. Governor Palin could have stuck it out, but what would have been the cost to the State and the People of Alaska? We’ve had numerous politicians under fire for actual wrong-doing who wouldn’t resign, relying upon tax-payers to bear the costs of their defense…………….MORE………

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Obama Proposes Adding ‘Unemployed’ to Protected Status

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

President Obama has not been particularly successful in fostering the creation of jobs. But he thinks he has found a way to pry open doors in the workplace for many of the unemployed, especially those who have been out of work for a long time.

Mr. Obama’s jobs bill would prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants because they are unemployed.

Under the proposal, it would be “an unlawful employment practice” if a business with 15 or more employees refused to hire a person “because of the individual’s status as unemployed.”

Unsuccessful job applicants could sue and recover damages for violations, just like when an employer discriminates on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

White House officials see discrimination against the unemployed as a serious problem. In a radio interview last month, Mr. Obama said such discrimination made “absolutely no sense,” especially at a time when many people, through no fault of their own, had been laid off.

Mr. Obama’s proposal would also prohibit employment agencies and Web sites from carrying advertisements for job openings that exclude people who are unemployed. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received reports of such advertisements but does not have data to show how common they are.

Republicans and some employers criticized the White House proposal. They said that discrimination was not common and that the proposed remedy could expose employers to a barrage of lawsuits.

“We do not see a need for it,” said Michael J. Eastman, executive director of labor law policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Already, Mr. Eastman said, the Civil Rights Act outlaws employment practices that have “a disparate impact on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin,”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com …

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Ailes: Palin Was a ‘Branding Issue’

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Could Fox News be moving away from the right? As the Tea Party’s popularity fades and the country grows increasingly tired of partisan bickering, Fox News chief Roger Ailes is making what he calls a “course correction.” Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin “became a bit of a branding issue for us,” he tells Howard Kurtz in Newsweek. Republican candidates still consult Ailes: when Rick Perry was still weighing a presidential bid, he stopped by Ailes’s office and confided he was worried about being able to raise money, and Mitt Romney took Ailes out for a pasta dinner. But Ailes also engineered the Republican primary debate for maximum reality-television conflict, aiming tough questions geared toward the weaknesses of each candidate and prompting them to tear into each other.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com …

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FEMA money may last until Friday

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency may have enough money to last until the end of the week, raising the possibility that Congress could avert a government shutdown by end of the day on Friday, according to Senate officials familiar with the matter.

FEMA officials have not yet commented on the matter, but three Senate officials told POLITICO that the agency signaled to Congress that its depleted funds could last through Thursday, and possibly Friday, which coincides with the end of the current fiscal year. FEMA was initially projected to run out of money as early as Tuesday.

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Barack Obama Has Awakened A Sleeping Nation By Gary Hubbell « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Barack Obama Has

Awakened A Sleeping Nation

By Gary Hubbell

Aspen Times Weekly

4-7-10

Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America’s future. He is the best thing ever.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America’s resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That’s why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.

Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

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Authentically Black!

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The answer to the question: what is Herman Cain and not Barack Obama?

In 2008 the Democrats nominated their version of a “black man:” a Harvard grad born in Hawaii to a white woman, and raised by his white grandmother. He was their “great black hope” … in the words of Joe Biden: “clean and articulate.” A chimera, a foolish fantasy, who’s primary tool for advancement is acting as a blank screen for weak minded people who wanted to see their own desires reflected back at them.

Stepping straight out of the pages of GQ Magazine, with a brilliant smile and perfectly creased pants, he made a thrill run up their legs. He was the made-for-media candidate complete with Hollywood sets, fake Styrofoam columns and fainting fans. In the other corner you had a fading war hero whose primary constituency, the MSM, enlisted in Obama’s army. It’s not really fair to say they abandoned McCain because their support was always intended to make him the Republican candidate and then to eviscerated him during the election. McCain, not the sharpest tool in the shed, never knew what hit him.

(Excerpt) Read more at moneyrunner.blogspot.com …

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AttackWatch Death Watch (Obama site dormant for last two weeks)

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Is the Obama campaign quietly pulling the plug on AttackWatch? AttackWatch.com, a website created by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign Obama for America, was meant to monitor and respond to various criticisms about the president, has been strangely quiet for almost two weeks.

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…Apparently, conservatives have managed to mock the site into irrelevance. Their Twitter account hasn’t put out a tweet since September 14, as of this article’s posting. Perhaps, the Obama’s campaign’s death panel decided it had no productive life ahead of it.

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Dissatisfaction With Government Reaches All Time High

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

An all time high of 69% also say they have little or no confidence in the legislative branch of government, with a record 57% adding that they have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, and a high of 53% saying they have little or no confidence in their elected officials.

The reason for such negativity amongst the American people is quite clear. The government simply does not listen to or act in the public interest.

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Another interesting Gallup poll finds that the majority of Americans rate Obama as the same or even worse when compared with George W. Bush. 22% see no difference between the two, while 34% believe Obama has been an even worse president than Bush was.

Half of all respondents said that Obama compares less favorably to Bill Clinton, with just 12% believing he has been a better president for the country.

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Regarding it’s governance survey, Gallup concedes that “with another budget showdown looking inevitable and a contentious presidential election year getting underway, it appears the ratings reviewed here could get worse before they improve.”

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The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs

Sept 26, 2011

The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions Of Conversations Federal Reserve Big Brother

The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it.  In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs.

This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact.  As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a “Request for Proposal” to suppliers who may be interested in participating in the development of a “Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution”.

In other words, the Federal Reserve wants to develop a highly sophisticated system that will gather everything that you and I say about the Federal Reserve on the Internet and that will analyze what our feelings about the Fed are.

Obviously, any “positive” feelings about the Fed would not be a problem.  What they really want to do is to gather information on everyone that views the Federal Reserve negatively.  It is unclear how they plan to use this information once they have it, but considering how many alternative media sources have been shut down lately, this is obviously a very troubling sign……
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Ron Paul: Time to De-Recognize the United Nations

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Ron Paul: Time to De-Recognize the United Nations

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Blogger Tech Says Activist Post Taken Down by “Automated Process”

September 26, 2011 1 comment

Blogger censorship is nothing new. The blogging platform owned by Google has a history of taking out blogs and websites it does not like or that are uncomfortable for the establishment.

Google worked closely with the authoritarian government in China to censor the internet. It’s video platform Youtube continually receives complaints that it removes controversial videos, especially politically controversial videos.

So it came as no surprise when the popular political website Activist Post suddenly disappeared and it turned out that Blogger had pulled the plug. It was eventually restored after a ground swell of complaints and criticism.

It is now a familiar pattern. A site suddenly disappears without explanation and after a couple days of news coverage it reappears. Blogger’s explanation for the Activist Post takedown – technical issues. Google has offered the same explanation after it has restored videos at Youtube.

Google usually backs down if the outrage is vocal and public enough, as it was in the case of the Activist Post takedown. Less popular sites that offend the elite and Google – a documented…..

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The Hill: Perry To Drop Out, Ron Paul To Be Romney’s Rival

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Congressman is Republican’s only chance of success against Obama

Paul Joseph Watson

Infowars.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

The implosion of Rick Perry’s presidential campaign has opened the door for Congressman Ron Paul to move up into second place and go head to head with Mitt Romney – that the prediction from The Hill, one of Washington’s most respected political newspapers.

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Alex Jones explained why the momentum behind Ron Paul’s campaign has him firmly challenging as a top tier candidate on the Sunday show, and it’s a view increasingly being acknowledged by even mainstream political commentators.

Writing for The Hill, Capitol Hill’s most widely circulated newspaper, Brent Budowsky sounds the death knell for Rick Perry’s campaign.

“I wrote in August that Rick Perry will self- destruct within 30 days. His prospects for the presidency were as phony as the fantasy of a two-person race was false. Perry is a phony conservative who is not conservative. He is a pay-for-play politician who gobbled up Obama stimulus like a hound dog eating a bone, and created oceans of new government jobs in Texas while his big donors mysteriously received big government contracts. The Texas deficit ballooned and the Texas jobless rate doubled on Rick Perry’s watch,” writes Budowsky.

“I will not speculate about the reasons for Rick Perry’ s strange, weird and incoherent debate performance. Major new negative stories about Perry will soon emerge in the media. Trust me. Perry will drop out long before the year ends. If he dropped out today Ron Paul could well be in second place. Will pundits say it is a two-man race between Romney and Paul?”

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As we have documented, the only thing standing between Paul and Romney is an admitted establishment media strategy to ignore the very existence of the Congressman’s campaign. Now that this hoax is quickly dissolving, Paul is set to be provided with the perfect platform from which to launch an assault on Romney’s lead in the national polls.

An an establishment RINO Republican, someone who has pushed big government policies equally as horrendous as anything Obama ever did, Romney’s chances of defeating the President are negligible. If he wins the Republican candidacy, Romney will only energize the hordes of Obamanoids to re-emerge and return Obama to the White House.

The same goes for Sarah Palin if she ever gets around to throwing her hat in the ring. Even aside from damaging recent revelations about her private life, Obama’s slick talk would absolutely cream Palin in the presidential debates and she would become a nationwide laughing stock overnight.

Polls have shown that while establishment Republicans have all lost popular approval at a similar pace to Obama, Ron Paul already has the numbers to be within striking distance of defeating Obama in a head to head run off – and that’s before he’s even been afforded one half of the national platform the media has bestowed upon Perry and Romney.

Once Ron Paul’s message is allowed to be heard, he will absolutely trounce Obama.

Only Ron Paul offers enough of an alternative to four more years of Obama to give the Republicans a chance of any success in 2012. Only Ron Paul’s solutions for returning America to sound money principles can begin to reverse decades of Republicans and Democrats allowing the nation’s economic base to be disastrously undermined.

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Why An Income Tax is NOT Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Can this statement possibly be true? In order to answer this question, Americans must first understand what is the source of the money that funds the government and where it goes. Contrary to the sound bites issued by the two mainstream political parties, the reality of how the system actually works will not only open your eyes, but hopefully stimulate the American people to demand that the thievery underway come to an end.

Where do your “income” tax dollars go?

The best place to look for an answer to this question would be a government report, so let’s take just one at random:………..

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Obama’s stale LinkedIn profile

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

A short statement under the summary section of the president’s profile summons the more-than-just-one-man ethos the Obama team promoted in late 2008 and 2009, which appears to be when the profile was last updated.

“The administration can’t only be about me,” the blurb says. “It must be about us — it must be about what we can do together. It is about reclaiming the meaning of citizenship, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.”

Below that paragraph, the president’s areas of “expertise” are listed.

“I have worked to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how their tax dollars are spent.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …

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Video: Angry Obama Tells Black Group “Stop complainin’,” Shut Up and Follow Me | Expose Obama

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Video: Angry Obama Tells Black Group “Stop complainin’,” Shut Up and Follow Me | Expose Obama

Video: Angry Obama Tells Black Group “Stop complainin’,” Shut Up and Follow Me | Expose Obama:

Obama is on the stump before the group that most supports his agenda,the Congressional Black Caucus,and he’s never looked angrier.

The president and the CBC have a friendly spat going,because members such as Maxine Waters believe Obama has not done enough for her constituents.

(Their answer:steal more money from productive America.)

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VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions

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VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions

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Are students that promote the black panther ideology and the Office of Diversity in league together at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD)?

It would would appear so in the video below. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by.

Then, the leftists showed up to heckle.

The young man in the video, Blair Jordon Moses, threatened to “exercise” his 2nd amendment rights if he perceived that there was any kind of threat to the Multicultural Center. He did not define what a threat would constitute but suggested that the existence of the group Youth for Western Civilization would count.

Blair was wearing a pin on his jacket picturing Huey P. Newton carying a gun. For those of you who don’t know, Newton was a founder of the Black Panthers. The Black Panthers is a violent and ethnocentric organization that promotes racial divides and anti-American rhetoric.

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Why these presidential debates aren’t serious (Maximum style, minimum substance)

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The presidential debates are looking more like symptoms of our problems than they do like part of the solution. Maximum style, minimum substance. Focus on sizzle, forget about the steak.

These events are supposed to be about quality information, raising the bar, and producing a thoughtful, informed electorate. But they are being produced to provide entertainment, and we are barely getting that.

Technology doesn’t take the place of substance. YouTube and real-time polling are not substitutes for thoughtful, provocative questioning.

Can it really be, after all the heat he has taken on Social Security, that Rick Perry was not pushed on how specifically how he would reform it?

Can it be, as expert after expert has laid out the long list of failures of Romneycare in Massachusetts and its unquestionable similarities to Obamacare, that Mitt Romney was not called out on his sidestepping and denials?

Can it be that, on a day where the stock market in our country dropped 3.5 percent and in China by 5 percent, that candidates were not asked what they think is wrong with the global economy?

Can it be that, when many experts agree that government meddling in housing and mortgages was central to the recent financial collapse, there has not been a single question on why Fannie and Freddie are still standing, propped up by government, and untouched?

Why, when everyone knows that Rick Santorum is a social conservative, would the question on “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the military be directed at him? His answer was a surprise to no one. Why wasn’t Romney the one questioned on this?

Why, instead of wasting time on stupid questions like “Who on this stage would you choose as your vice president?” would the question not be asked “Who is your favorite justice on the Supreme Court”?

Both Romney and Michele Bachmann have said they will repeal Obamacare on day one. Shouldn’t someone ask what happens on day two? What would they do to fix our health care system, which clearly has problems?

With all the focus on Social Security, policy experts generally agree that the problems of Medicare are much bigger and more complex. Yet, there has not been a single question about how to reform Medicare.

But perhaps even more fundamentally, the cable sponsors of these events have failed grotesquely to bring out the fault lines that divide these Republican candidates and the Republican Party.

Where are these candidates on Roe v. Wade and the role of law in protecting unborn lives?

Where are these candidates on preservation on the integrity of traditional marriage?

With all the talk about states’ rights, why are there no questions about the appropriateness of a federal court overturning a popular vote in the state of California — Proposition 8 — to preserve the traditional definition of marriage in their state?

Or the denial of the District of Columbia government to even allow a vote of its residents on this issue before declaring same-sex marriage legal?

Does the collapse of the traditional family in America — something undeniably happening as we rapidly approach having half of our children born to unwed mothers — even matter? Should candidates not be forced to weigh in on this?

The downward spiral into an exclusively technocratic discussion about the economy — like we’re all laboratory mice in a box with politicians pushing the buttons — obfuscates key differences between these Republican candidates and the two parties.

It is a symptom of the big problems of our country that we appear incapable of having presidential debates with serious questions.

– Examiner Columnist Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education (urbancure.org). She is syndicated nationally by Scripps Howard News Service

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Great news: Obama tax hike plan derailing supercommittee talks

September 26, 2011 1 comment

Presidents are never irrelevant, unless they choose to make themselves so. And even when a President starts spouting tax policy that the opposition party in the House absolutely rejects, as well as a significant portion of his own party in the Senate, he carries quite a bit of weight. In fact, it can start resembling an anchor:

As if expectations were not low enough for the special Congressional committee charged with writing a deficit-reduction deal, they seem to be falling by the day as the two parties harden their positions on spending and taxes.

Last week began with contradictory markers from President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner. Mr. Boehner reiterated that Republicans would oppose any tax increases, and then Mr. Obama, newly aggressive, warned that he would veto any measure that would trim Medicare benefits without also raising taxes on the wealthy. …

Against that backdrop, few in Washington see a politically realistic way for the 12 members of the joint House-Senate deficit committee, six from each party, to meet their mandate to identify at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over 10 years. People in both parties worry that the panel, which plans to meet privately this week, could fall far short of that goal or deadlock altogether, with potentially damaging economic consequences.

Remember the heady days of “hope and change”? That was Obama’s argument that only he could change the way Washington worked as an outsider with few obligations to the Establishment. How voters bought that notion from a Chicago Machine politician is a matter for future psychiatrists and comedians, but Obama’s jerk to the Left and the embrace of old class-warfare arguments and policies appear to have derailed any serious attempt to curtail deficits, at least for the short term.

In order to avoid the disastrous cuts to defense spending, it’s likely that John Boehner would have had to accept some “revenue increases” in exchange for discretionary spending cuts, and Democrats would have had to absorb more cuts than they wanted to protect Medicare. The deal cut in August put those onerous consequences of failure on the backs of both parties in order to encourage an everyone-hates-it-equally deal in November. Thanks to Obama’s grandstanding, Boehner can’t back down on revenue increases, and Harry Reid can’t give way on any significant cuts other than the phantom cuts outlined in Obama’s plan, without either giving the appearance of having caved in the negotiations.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) rightly notes that Obama had another path open to him — comprehensive tax reform rather than class-warfare attacks on the wealthy. Comprehensive tax reform could raise revenue by broadening the tax base while lowering the rates by flattening the personal and corporate tax codes, giving both sides political wins. Boehner even offered revenue increases of $800 billion over ten years with this strategy in mid-summer.

Instead of reaching across the aisle, Obama derailed the negotiations then, and he’s derailing them now by insisting on raising taxes as a recession approaches — or perhaps has already arrived. That’s neither hope nor change, but demagoguery and obstructionism.

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Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?

Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?:

“Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?”

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Americans Have A very Short Memory!

It wasn’t that long ago when we were all bitchin’ that the price might GO UP TO 3$per!!!!!

The “conditioning” really works, huh!!!

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An Appointment You Will Keep….Regardless

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the JUDGMENT” Hebrews 9:27

You may do all in your power to put the thought of death away from you. However, you cannot escape the fact that you must die. You KNOW that you must die and face God. Maybe the reason you are reluctant to think about death is that you also know that judgment follows death as surely as night follows day. I an seriousness, could I possibly press a more sensible or important question upon you than this — What is going to happen to you when you die?

Conscience, common sense, and the Bible all declare to you that there is an eternity that you must face. As you read these lines, you know I speak the truth. You know the above text of Scripture is as true as can be. If you and I were talking over a cup of coffee, you might grin and say, “Ah com on John, you are just trying to scare me.” However, as you think about the words DEATH…JUDGMENT…ALL MEN, your “heart of hearts” deep inside of you is saying to you this very moment, “Sure, man, he’s telling it like it really is. I must die and face God my Creator.”

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Obama’s Biggest Lies (Link: Too Much To Post…)

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Obama‘s Biggest Lies

Obama’s Biggest Lies:

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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 10:59:55 AM by Kaslin

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It’s 5 Minutes to Midnight!| The Post & Email

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s 5 Minutes to Midnight!| The Post & Email

It’s 5 Minutes to Midnight!| The Post & Email:

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TEA PARTY IS – ON THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE IN AMERICAN TODAY: INELIGIBILITY?

by Neil Turner

The badges of U.S. marshals and sheriffs are star-shaped, unlike those of police departments and FBI agents

(Sep. 26, 2011) — Tea Parties are voluntary groups of citizens normally bent on restoring and/or maintaining our Constitutional rights;

Sheriff’s Posses are voluntary groups of citizens sworn to uphold and maintain our Constitutional rights;

Sheriffs are the key to forming volunteer posses – to investigate valid complaints by responsible voluntary citizens groups such as uncorrupted Tea Parties (but any uncorrupted citizens’ groups will do);

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