What does a traitor look like?
Monachus Lex ^ | April 11, 2013 | John Pierce
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:29:17 AM by JohnPierce
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“So what does a traitor look like?”
That is a very good question.
After all, a traitor is different than an enemy. An enemy declares himself and opposes you openly. But in order to become a traitor, someone first needs to enjoy your trust.
Those of us in the gun rights community have plenty of enemies … people who have openly declared war on the Second Amendment and the Constitution. Heck … practically every Democrat in the country seems to have signed up for a frontal assault on gun owners.
Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists
pj tattler ^ | 4/10/13 | Bryan Preston
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:54:15 PM by Nachum
Last week we reported on the Army EEO briefing that described evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” alongside the likes of the KKK and al Qaeda. That incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Today, Todd Starnes reports that an Army officer at Ft. Campbell, KY sent an email to subordinates using similar descriptions and epithets.
Police want easier peek at your Internet activities
Pocono Record ^ | March 18, 2013 | ERIC BOEHM
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 11:59:03 AM by RBW in PA
The state House is set to vote today on a bill that would allow law enforcement to obtain permission from a district attorney or attorney general — instead of requiring a warrant from a judge — to force Internet service providers to turn over potentially sensitive personal data about what Pennsylvanians are doing online.
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 2:49:39 PM by therightliveswithus
Melowese Richardson voted a reported six times for President Obama in November of 2012. Twice she used her real name, then another four using the names of her relatives. If convicted she faces a maximum of 12 years in prison.
More disturbing is that Richardson is a long time poll worker and has worked for the Board of Elections in Hamilton County, Ohio since 1998. People like her were watching the polls when President Obama won by close margins, often with “odd” voting totals, in November.
Among these statistical anomalies occurred in Pennsylvania, when President Obama received over 99% of vote at polls where GOP inspectors were removed. In addition, in those areas turnout was somehow “30%” above government numbers.
President Paul: Rand Rising? (Some in the GOP resent the younger Paul and worry he’s too radical)… “
President Paul: Rand Rising? (Some in the GOP resent the younger Paul and worry he’s too radical)
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 10:03:26 AM by SeekAndFind
Palm Beach, Fla. — Those who doubted that Rand Paul was will running for president need to change their minds after considering how he energized the conservative grass roots with his 13-hour Senate filibuster last week.
Paul took a narrow issue — as he put it, “whether an American can be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime” — and captured the attention of political activists. As social media lit up with praise for his efforts, many of his fellow senators joined him on the floor, in solidarity with his demand that the Obama administration answer a question it had legalistically evaded for days.
Representative Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania was part of a group of House members who went to the Senate floor to “stand with Rand.” “The atmosphere was electric, “ he says. “Republicans felt we were advancing.”
Abolish the Department of Education
Spectator ^ | 2-26 | Jeffrey Lord
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:33:45 PM by ExxonPatrolUs
How did the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania get along from the beginning of the Republic in 1787 until 1978 — 191 years — and yet manage to educate its kids without the existence of the U.S. Department of Education?
And, being one who is a graduate of both a Pennsylvania public high school and a Pennsylvania private college (Franklin and Marshall College, as it happens, dates from 1787) — how did the Commonwealth manage to educate the bulk of those kids well? Kids from all economic backgrounds, all races and both genders?
Freedom Outpost ^ | February 13, 2013 | Tim Brown
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:52:50 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
My friends, there is hope. Law enforcement officers at the local level are making their stand and they want you to be a part of that. While I’ve written on various sheriffs that have made their own stance to protect their citizens from anyone attempting to confiscate guns, I recently ran across Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania.
He wants citizens to join with his police department in building a “reserve force” that will aid his police force should the need arise to resist Federal authorities when it comes to the Second Amendment.
The town is small, but the message is clear: do not infringe.
Pennsylvania Police Chief Proposes 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance infringement prevention ordinance 2nd amendmentA police chief in Gilberton, Pennsylvania, a small burough in Schuylkill County with a population of only 867 people, is proposing a ’2nd Amendment Preservation’ Ordinance that he plans to present to the city council during its January 24, 2013 meeting.
The ordinance, if adopted, would formally require the city to “enact any and all measures as may be necessary” to prevent the violation of the 2nd Amendment by any federal, state or local entity.
“The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” This fervent hope was expressed in 1788 by Continental Congressman Tench Coxe of Pennsylvania. (1)
Gun owners have been threatened with fines and imprisonment for wishing to defend family and property. In Connecticut, law abiding Americans were rendered defenseless by state statute, their slaughter knowingly and deliberately facilitated by politicians interested only in the implementation of an anti-gun agenda.
Progressives using Sandy Hook Tragedy to Rewrite the Narrative… (“In the evil Obama world that came in with 2009, progressives began in earnest rewriting the narrative of the Life of the Common Citizen. Before President Barack Hussein Obama could deliver the serfdom long sought by his United Nations big bosses, the narrative had to be completely and utterly rewritten.”)
By Judi McLeod Monday, December 17, 2012
In the evil Obama world that came in with 2009, progressives began in earnest rewriting the narrative of the Life of the Common Citizen.
Problem is that the average citizens of the villages, towns and cities are being forced into a starring role that obliterates the individual.
Back in 2008 when Obama spat out his infamous line about bitter clingers and bible thumpers by TelePrompter, he was already thinking of permanent role casting:
It matters not where Barak Obama was born, raised and educated; he is not an American. Perhaps I should say that he, like Michelle, only became proud of America when he was elected. Before that his history is one of consorting with every communist, leftist Educator, and anti-American leftover from the 60s. He spent his time with some of the most divisive minds in this country.
So while he lives in America he is not for America. Barry is more concerned what our enemies think that what Americans think. He truly believes he can talk the world to sleep. Honestly, he has gone far with his ramblings.
Listen to what the man says and his beliefs are clear. For months, soon to be years, there have been numerous bloggers, pundits, historians, and ordinary Americans sounding the alarm that this man is a one man wrecking ball out to tear down America and rebuild it in his image.
Still a large number of Americans are unable to hear the crap in what he says.
A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly “missing” at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.
More than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were “lost” in California. It is not that California Republicans turned against Romney. His percentage of the vote was higher than McCain’s in 2008. It is just they know their votes were in vain in that increasingly absurd state. The same is likely true in New York State where Romney fell more than a half-million votes short of McCain’s totals. Excluding these two states, Romney received 300,000 more votes than McCain.
That much said, the results in several states do raise eyebrows, most notably Ohio and Pennsylvania. Romney received nearly 100,000 fewer votes than McCain in the former and 35,000 fewer votes in the latter. In all the other battleground states, Romney improved both on McCain’s raw numbers and his percentage of the vote.
A few miles downstream from Pittsburgh(PA)(Gadsden flag on coal barge)
chicagoboyz.net ^ | 3 November, 2012 | Lexington Green
Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 6:21:26 AM by marktwain
RUSH: By the way, Biden is somewhere. I haven’t had a chance to click on it. All I have is the headline. It’s on Drudge, the lead story. Biden said: “I’m gonna give you the whole load!” That’s what Biden said. I don’t know where he is, but he said, “I’m gonna give you the whole load.”
We have to put this in the context of the War on Women.
Biden: “I’m Going To Give You The Whole Load Today”
Biden’s out there, “We’re gonna give you the whole load.” Me, too. I thought they already did that. Shot the wad, whatever, I thought they did that.
By ANDREW MALCOLM Posted 09/08/2012
This week, we mark the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It’s a time to remember the nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children we lost, and the families they left behind. It’s a chance to honor the courage of the first responders who risked their lives — on that day, and every day since. And it’s an opportunity to give thanks for our men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed, sometimes far from home, to keep our country safe.
This anniversary is about them. It’s also a time to reflect on just how far we’ve comeas a nation these past eleven years.
noticed a significant increase in digital billboards over last year’s road trip.
The Coming Obama Landslide?Liberals don’t want to jinx it. It terrifies the right. And the press would prefer a nail-biter.
But the fact is that finding Romney’s path to victory is getting harder every day.There’s a secret lurking behind everything you’re reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders know—or should—but few are talking about, most likely because it takes the drama out of the whole business.
The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to draw an inside straight like you’ve never ever seen in a movie to win this thing. This is especially true now that it seems as if Pennsylvania isn’t really up for grabs. Romney’s paths to 270 are few.First, let’s discuss Pennsylvania. There has been good reason for Democrats to sweat this state. True, Obama won it handily in 2008, by 10 points.
“The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpation of power by rulers.
Man flips off Obama Bus on “MOPE & BLAME” Tour – Pic
FB ^ | 6/7/2012 | Myself
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012 4:16:56 PM by GlockThe Vote
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012 10:43:26 AM by NOBO2012
“Obama set off on a two-day odyssey through battleground states Ohio and Pennsylvania, meant to stress his rescue of the iconic US auto industry and to contrast his empathy with the middle class to that of his opponent Mitt Romney.”
H/T photo caption writer
A former police officer and FBI official who retired due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claims she saw angels when she first responded to the Pennsylvania crash of hijacked Flight 93 during the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“The angels started appearing on the perimeter of the crash site,” Lillie Leonardi said in an interview with Pittsburgh television station WTAE.
“They were dressed as if they were in warrior garb like a Roman centurion, and there were so many of them, you couldn’t see their faces.”
Leonardi has just published a book about her account, titled, “In the Shadow of a Badge: A Spiritual Memoir.”
In a video on her own website, she gives more details of what she saw at the crash site, explaining, “All of a sudden, I kept seeing this flicker of light. You saw all these angels manifest. One in particular, in front, that I knew, it was Michael. He knew I was there to do something. I just didn’t know what it was at that moment. He’s the conduit to God as far as I’m concerned. I’m then the conduit for other people to listen to what has to be said. And then it’s their choice to decide what to do.”
At the time of the disaster, Leonardi was the community-affairs coordinator for the FBI in its Pittsburgh division.
When she initially arrived at the crash site, she told the Associated Press that “the biggest thing for me is that that there were no bodies.”
“I’m used to crime scenes but this one blew me out of the water. It just looked like the ground had swallowed up” the plane, she noted.
“That’s when I started seeing like shimmery lights … and it was kind of misty and that’s when I first saw, like, the angels there,” Leonardi said. “And I didn’t say anything to the guys because you can imagine if I would have said, ‘I just saw angels on the crash site,’ they’d have called the office and they’d have said, ‘She lost her mind and tell her to go home.’”
It was recently reported that a rather significant, concerning, and mysterious spike in radiation occurred in the north Indiana / south Michigan area, causing widespread alarm throughout the nation. Not only are the reports of the radiation spike concerning in of itself, but the appearance of military helicopters, aircraft, and Department of Homeland Security hazmat fleets is also generating some raised eyebrows. Reports are continuously coming out updating on the event occurring throughout June 6-7, with locals reporting on a series of explosions, house-shaking rumbles, and even large trees being completely snapped in half on a clear day just days before.
The thunder-mimicking sound led some locals to believe that explosions took place in their own basements; planes breaking the sound barrier, earthquakes, and extremely powerful fireworks were ruled out – so what could it have been? Could the shakes and loud sounds have been a result of a terrible fracking incident? In the past fracking has caused concerning explosions both in Pennsylvania and Nixon.
Only this isn’t some little fund from shadowy private sources; this is taxpayer money, redirected to help Obama win another term. A massive amount of it, too — $8.3 billion. Yes, that’s billion, with a B.
Here is how it works.
Being born and raised in Pennsylvania, I am a northerner but not a Yankee. The same is true of my friend Lew Rockwell, a native of Massachusetts who would qualify for membership in Sons of Union Veterans. The word “Yankee” gained popularity in the early to mid nineteenth century to describe a particular brand of New Englander: arrogant, hypocritical, unfriendly, condescending, intolerant, extremely self-righteous, and believing that he and his were God’s chosen people.
Yankees have never shied away from using the coercive powers of the state to compel others to be remade in their image. That’s why compulsory government schooling originated in New England, as did prohibitionism. It’s also why Stalinism took hold in the North (especially in New York City) in the twentieth century, as did its offshoot, neoconservativism, in more recent times. Indeed, many of the more notorious neoconservatives openly admit that they were Stalinists in their youth and have never fully abandoned those beliefs.
A loud boom, heard by Pocono residents and others throughout northeastern Pennsylvania the night of March 30, remains a mystery.
Some residents reported a bright flash in the sky that didn’t appear to be lightning just before the blast.
But most readers agreed the sound was no routine thunder.
What it wasn’t…..
“No Regrets for a Love of Explosives,” ran the New York Times’ breezy headline in its “Arts” Section nearly seven years ago. The newspaper was carrying a profile of Weatherman Underground leader William Ayers, whose “memoir,” Fugitive Days, was hot off the press.
Unfortunately for Ayers, the Times’ story came at a bad moment for supporters of domestic bombings: It appeared the very day Osama bin Laden’s lieutenants were hurling “suicide” planes at the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, murdering some 3,000 people.It’s unclear whether Ayers secretly sympathized with those explosions, but he certainly enjoyed the ones he and his fellow revolutionaries had set off to protest American “imperialism” and the war in Vietnam. “I don’t regret setting bombs,” Ayers merrily told the Times. “I feel we didn’t do enough.”
The Times’ 9/11 piece has become instantly relevant to this year’s presidential campaign, as Barack Obama’s relationship with Ayers is now being openly discussed by the mainstream media and publicly criticized by both Hillary Clinton and John McCain. It even may have been a factor in his loss to Hillary in the Pennsylvania primary last week. Read more…
Paul said that Santorum seemed to be an “addict of conspiracies.”
“Some people are much more into conspiracies than others,” Paul said Tuesday on CNN.
(” EDITOR’S NOTE: All part of The Great Charade… a Comic Farce being played on the World Stage for an audience of Ignorant Dunces. The entire production seems to suffer from cheap and inadequate actors! Eric Walberg seems to know the score as well as anyone, and writes a good review. “) Republican Primaries: Fooling Some of the People | Veterans Today
Salafist excuse me, “deeply Catholic” Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appears back in the race for chief elephant after trouncing Mitt Romney in Minnesota and Colorado. But beware: Minnesotans are an unpredictable lot, with the only black Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison, their own Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and of course 9/11 Truther and wrestler-governor Jesse Ventura 1999-2003.
But Santorum also won in Colorado Romney won in 2008 and Missouri , riding a wave of distrust of Mitt’s conservative credentials and showing Romney’s one-percenter Achilles heel. Romney’s win in Maine last week was Pyrrhic, as there were no delegates, and he just edged out maverick Ron Paul.
(HARNDENBLOG.DAILYMAIL) — After tonight’s debate, in which Ron Paul and Mitt Romney repeatedly attacked Rick Santorum over his 16-year record in Congress, the former US Senator for Pennsylvania hinted that something nefarious was going on.
“You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,” Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. “Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.”
Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had “joined forces” and were coordinating attacks against his man
Ron Paul said Thursday the recent spike in support for rival Rick Santorum was a result of dissatisfied Republicans, though he said the former Pennsylvania senator hardly qualified as a conservative alternative.
“I think there’s a few Republicans that might not even vote Republican, and we have a lot of those that come to our rallies from the Democratic Party,” Paul said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
…..And, each of his three opponents has Achilles’ heels. Indeed, they all have the same identical weakness. Namely, they are all weather vanes. Each of them, when attacking the other two for “flip-flopping,” are entirely correct.
Indeed, this is one of the rare occasions where I agree with all three of them, when they criticize the other two on this ground. Well, they are all statist warmongers too, but why be critical?
It cannot be denied that Congressman Paul, too, has “weaknesses.” Why, this maniac favors freedom across the board, without fear or favor. He, idiotically, wants to apply the Golden Rule, hold on, wait for it, you had better be sitting down when you read these next few words, to foreigners.
He got booed for saying this in the South Carolina debate by a bunch of chicken hawks, but members of our armed forces support this basic element of Judeo Christianity. So much so that they donate more money to him than to all of his four competitors (I include Obama, here), put together.
I just can’t wait until these soldiers hold their march in favor of Dr. Paul. Stupidly, he wants to End the Fed, HUD, Fannie, Freddie, the sources of our present great prosperity, as everyone in the mainstream media knows full well. He doesn’t think too highly of the Department of Education, which is responsible in part for our present high student scores; he must be against education per se!
What a horrible person he is. Brainlessly, he wants to end our war on drugs, and put these substances on some sort of par with alcohol. Hey, you can’t get any more dim-witted than that. Why, millions of (disproportionately black) innocent prisoners who never engaged in any violent acts would be freed if this jerk had his way. So, yes, he, too, has his weaknesses. But, hopefully, as more and more people hear his views, these will be converted to strengths.
But he also has his strengths, even at present. He is what we call in sports, a “winner.” He has won 12 elections in his congressional district, amongst the voters who know him best. In contrast, in sharp contrast, the other three are “losers.”
Republican Ron Paul said front-runner Mitt Romney’s inability to brush back challenges in votes Tuesday “opens up the door” to him and others looking to deny the former Massachusetts governor the party’s presidential nomination.
The Texas congressman was headed for a solid second-place in Minnesota’s caucuses, which were won by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum also won Missouri and was in the hunt for a victory in Colorado’s caucuses.
“I’m a little surprised.
I thought Romney would have some of this automatic carryover,” Paul told The Associated.
“It certainly doesn’t hurt us.”Paul was on course to capture more than a quarter of Minnesota’s vote.
He was a distant third in Missouri’s non-binding primary and far back in Colorado.
His statements can only be described as delusional and totalitarian.Santorum first claimed to have read an eighteenth-century dictionary that defined happiness as “to do the morally right thing.”
This is how the founding fathers defined happiness, he said. This is Santorum’s definition of “happiness,” not the founding fathers. It’s a good bet he is lying when claiming to have read an eighteenth-century dictionary.
But I suppose anything is possible with a man who brought his deceased infant home who died two hours after birth and slept with it after showing it to his children, as Santorum admits to have done.The freedom to do whatever you want to do – as long as you do not harm anyone else or interfere in their equal freedom – would “lead to libertinism and lead to chaos” said Sanctimonious Santorum, who has also pledged to do what he can to put an end to contraception if elected president. Contraception changes “the way things ought to be,” he says. Santorum is self assured that he, and he alone, understands “the way things ought to be” and pledges to use the powers of the state to forcefully impose his “understanding” on the entire country.But the founding fathers are known as champions of freedom, are they not? But what kind of freedom?
According to Santorum, who apparently fancies himself as an historian, freedom in America means “the freedom to do what you ought to do – what you are properly ordered to do [by a politician like himself] – as someone living a good, decent, and ordered life” emphasis added. “That’s the differentiation that I believe Ron Paul and I have with respect to what liberty is,” said Santorum. To Rick Santorum, “freedom” means doing what government “properly” orders you to do, as long as government is controlled by good, proper, moral people like himself, the K-Street lobbyist for the Pennsylvania coal mining industry and anyone else who will pay his huge fees for influence peddling.
This is not the view of the American founding fathers, as Santorum claims. It is more likely to have been the mindset of the founders of the Soviet Union, not the American union. It is the mindset of the neoconservatives whose founding members were, after all, Trotskyite communists. This includes the self-described “godfather” of neoconservatism, the late Irving Kristol, who reveled in talking about his youthful Trotskyite roots……
- The Men Who Destroyed the Constitution by Thomas DiLorenzo (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- The Myth of the Morally Superior Yankee by Thomas J. DiLorenzo ~ “Hillary Clinton is a museum-quality specimen of a Yankee – self-righteous, ruthless, self-aggrandizing” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Will Ron Paul Destroy the ‘Party of Lincoln’? by Thomas DiLorenzo (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Moronic Intellectuals by Thomas J. DiLorenzo (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- National Review’s Racist Rants by Thomas DiLorenzo ~ “…by smearing Ron Paul as being insensitive on matters of race…” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
Barack Obama’s avalanche of needless regulations on coal-fueled power plants are going into effect and the net result will be the closing of hundreds of power plants all across the country just when our need for power is increasing.
This will absolutely necessitate the cost of our power to skyrocket.Look to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland where six coal-fueled power plants are being shut down by FirstEnergy because the retrofitting the power plants will have to undergo to satisfy Obama’s whims is just too expensive to justify.Company spokesmen say there is no help for it.
“This decision is not in any way a reflection of the fine work done by the employees at the affected plants, but is related to the impact of new environmental rules,” said James H. Lash, president, FirstEnergy Generation and chief nuclear officer.
In a January 18 interview with Glenn Beck Rick Santorum decided to compare his view of the Constitution with that of Ron Paul. His statements can only be described as delusional and totalitarian.Santorum first claimed to have read an eighteenth-century dictionary that defined happiness as “to do the morally right thing.” This is how the founding fathers defined happiness, he said.
This is Santorum’s definition of “happiness,” not the founding fathers. It’s a good bet he is lying when claiming to have read an eighteenth-century dictionary.
But I suppose anything is possible with a man who brought his deceased infant home who died two hours after birth and slept with it after showing it to his children, as Santorum admits to have done.The freedom to do whatever you want to do – as long as you do not harm anyone else or interfere in their equal freedom – would “lead to libertinism and lead to chaos” said Sanctimonious Santorum, who has also pledged to do what he can to put an end to contraception if elected president.
Contraception changes “the way things ought to be,” he says. Santorum is self assured that he, and he alone, understands “the way things ought to be” and pledges to use the powers of the state to forcefully impose his “understanding” on the entire country.But the founding fathers are known as champions of freedom, are they not?
But what kind of freedom? According to Santorum, who apparently fancies himself as an historian, freedom in America means “the freedom to do what you ought to do – what you are properly ordered to do [by a politician like himself] – as someone living a good, decent, and ordered life” emphasis added. “That’s the differentiation that I believe Ron Paul and I have with respect to what liberty is,” said Santorum.
National Review ^ | 12/22/2011 | Robert Costa
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:06:10 AM by SeekAndFind
Rick Santorum, more than most presidential candidates, enjoys stumping in small Iowa towns. He’ll gladly spend hours at VFW halls and in church basements, even if only a handful of people are present. These trail gatherings remind him of his childhood in western Pennsylvania, where he grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood. His parents, traditional Roman Catholics, socialized in similar settings and, as employees of the Veterans Administration, encouraged their seven children to celebrate their faith and country. During the Vietnam era, Santorum’s father, an Italian immigrant, would often bring his son to work, introducing him to wounded soldiers.
On the campaign trail over the past month, Santorum has frequently spoken about his childhood. Yes, he served in the United States Senate from 1995 until he lost his 2006 reelection bid. But these days, in the eleventh hour of the primary, it’s his roots and principles, his scrappy persona, that are stirring renewed interest in his candidacy. In the latest Public Policy Polling survey, his Iowa support has risen, hitting 10 percent, a mere four points behind Newt Gingrich with less than two weeks until the caucuses. Those numbers are close to those of other second-tier contenders, but Santorum has something they do not: upward momentum.
Favorite Guns of the GOP Candidates
Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2011 | Alex Pappas
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:05:22 PM by GlockThe Vote
Every Republican running for president brags of being pro-2nd Amendment while out on the campaign trail. But how many candidates actually practice what they preach?
Texas Rep. Ron Paul also owns guns, but his campaign wouldn’t get into specifics.
“He does, but a good 2nd Amendment person doesn’t tip off home invaders what guns are in the house and how many he has,” said Gary Howard, a spokesman for Paul.
A .22 rifle is former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s favorite, spokesman Tim Miller said.
“He has a .22 rifle, 12 gauge shotgun and .38 pistol,” Miller told TheDC.
BBC ^ | November 29, 2011 | Stephen Smith
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:42:14 PM by decimon
With its chrome counter and cherry pie, the diner is an icon of American culture. What’s the global appeal of this humble eatery, asks the BBC’s Stephen Smith.
Sitting in a diner, on the inside looking outside.
This is a quintessential American experience. Add a booth, a Formica counter and a cup of joe – as diner patrons call their coffee.
Penn Live ^ | 27 Nov 2011 | NICK MALAWSKEY
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:09:04 PM by shove_it
This is not the kind of lab we picture when we think of world-changing science. It’s not the clean, spotless modern laboratories of television or movies.
But it is here, on the fifth floor of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where Dr. Craig Meyers and his team might have conducted a miracle.
What he and his lab claim discovery of is breathtaking in its simplicity.
A common virus, omnipresent in the world.
When it infects humans, it does no harm.
TheHill ^ | 11-23-11 | Josh Lederman
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 8:44:57 AM by bayouranger
A national Muslim group is calling out Rick Santorum for supporting religious profiling against Muslims, and appealed Wednesday to the Republican Party to rebuke Santorum for his views.
In a national security debate Tuesday, the former Pennsylvania senator and GOP presidential candidate said he would support profiling Muslims at airport checkpoints as a tactic to protect against terrorist attacks.
“Obviously Muslims would be someone you’d look at, absolutely,” Santorum said. “The radical Muslims are the people who are committing these crimes, by and large, as well as younger males — not exclusively, but these are things that you profile to find your best, most likely candidates.”
Motorists face an ‘avalanche’ of higher tolls
stateline.org ^ | Monday, November 21, 2011 | By Daniel C. Vock, Stateline Staff Writer
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 5:37:08 PM by DeaconBenjamin
Tolls along the Eastern seaboard are going up so much, says Darrin Roth, that in four years, a semitrailer making the four-hour trip from Baltimore to New York City could pay as much as $209.25. The price of tolls, in other words, will be more expensive than paying for the driver and fuel.
“The Northeast has become a very unfriendly place for business,” says Roth, the director of highway operations with the American Trucking Associations, “and these higher toll rates make things worse.”
Toll rates are climbing on highways, bridges and tunnels across the country. But the Northeast, with its dense concentration of high-priced toll roads, is especially affected.
Shooting suspect thought Obama was the ‘devil’
msnbc ^ | 11/18/2011 | msnbc
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 6:36:10 AM by tobyhill
At one point, he even suggested to an acquaintance the president was planning to implant computer tracking chips into children.
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, was charged Thursday with attempting to assassinate the president or his staff.
White House Shooting Suspect Charged With Attempted Assassination (OWS Connection)
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:35:01 PM by Oldeconomybuyer
The man accused of firing shots at the White House has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 21, made his first court appearance Thursday in Pittsburgh. [snip]
CBS ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | unknown
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:55:47 PM by matt1234
WASHINGTON – A man wanted in an investigation of shots fired near the White House was arrested Wednesday in the state of Pennsylvania, a day after agents discovered two bullets had struck the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the U.S. Secret Service said.
Ortega, 21, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Pennsylvania authorities at a hotel in the southwest part of the state, the Secret Service said. He was in Pennsylvania State Police custody. A tip from someone who saw and identified Ortega led to his arrest, Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said.
Sources tell CBS News Ortega-Hernandez was not on the radar of the Secret Service before Friday’s shooting. But investigators believe he may have targeted the White House due to a hatred of President Obama. Businessman Monte McCall, said Ortega-Hernandez compared the president to the “Antichrist” when they met recently.
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White House gun suspect said to hate Obama
cbs ^ | 11/16/2011 | ap
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:32:26 PM by tobyhill
A man wanted in an investigation of shots fired near the White House was arrested Wednesday in the state of Pennsylvania, a day after agents discovered two bullets had struck the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the U.S. Secret Service said.
The Secret Service said it discovered Tuesday that the two bullets had hit the White House, one of them apparently cracking a window on the level of the president’s living quarters, while Obama and his wife Michelle were on a trip to California and Hawaii.
High Bank Fees Give Wal-Mart a Money Aisle
NY Times1 ^ | November 7th 2011 | ANDREW MARTIN and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:12:30 PM by Cardhu
Geoffrey Cardone, a 26-year-old factory worker, said he dumped his bank account because he felt that he was being nickeled and dimed by fees. His new payday ritual includes a trip to the Wal-Mart here in northeastern Pennsylvania.
“It’s cheaper,” said Mr. Cardone, who was charged a flat fee of $3 to cash his paycheck. Many check-cashing stores keep a percentage of the check, which tends to be higher.
The Wal-Mart here has a clerk in a brightly painted Money Center near the entrance, like more than 1,000 other Wal-Marts across the country. Customers can cash work and government checks, pay bills, wire money overseas or load money on to a prepaid debit card.
At most Wal-Marts without dedicated Money Centers, the financial services are available at the customer service desks or kiosks.
Four years ago, Wal-Mart abandoned its plans to obtain a long-sought federal bank charter amid opposition from the banking industry and lawmakers, who feared the huge retailer would drive small bankers out of business and potentially conflate its banking and retail operations. Ever since, Wal-Mart has been quietly building up à la carte financial services, becoming a force among the unbanked and “unhappily banked,” as one Wal-Mart executive put it.
Even before the recent outcry against banks, the services had become popular with cash-poor customers, many of whom never had a bank account and found the services more affordable than traditional check-cashing operations. Now newcomers to the ranks of the banking disaffected are helping to swell the numbers, Wal-Mart officials said.
Santorum promises to ban abortion, discharge gay soldiers and abolish the 9th circuit
Daily Caller ^ | November 4, 2011
Posted on Saturday, November 05, 2011 2:36:00 PM by NYer
Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum laid out an ambitious social policy agenda on Friday during the first in a series of three policy speeches he will deliver over the coming weeks.
The program Santorum outlined, the Des Moines Register reports, would include reinstating “don’t ask, don’t tell,” pursuing a constitutional ban on abortion, enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act and abolishing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has traditionally been liberal-minded.
While other presidential candidates have mostly focused on economic policy, Santorum began the speech by focusing on social policy, describing the two as inextricably connected.
“The economy is inextricably linked to the moral fabric of this country,” Santorum proclaimed. “And we can’t have a real solution-based conversation about fixing the economic problems in this country without faith and family being a large part of that conversation.”
The family, he said, is a necessary building block for fiscal goals.
“You cannot have limited government if you have broken families because someone has to pick up the pieces, and the ones who pick up the pieces are the taxpayers,” Santorum said.
Santorum said that using the power of the executive branch, he would separate abortion and family planning and restore a ban on abortion referrals, as well as re-institute the “Mexico City Policy,” which prevents taxpayer funding or promotion of overseas abortions. (RELATED: Santorum aide: Cain should be more forthcoming on allegations)
He would also ban federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and would ask Congress to implement several laws to that effect. He additionally pledged to repeal the mandate included in Obama’s health care reform that provides contraceptive services, and promised to veto any bill providing funds to Planned Parenthood.
Santorum added that he would defend the Defense of Marriage Act from court challenges, ban same-sex marriages on military bases and demand that Congress restore the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Though his socially conservative message appeals to a significant number of Iowa caucus-goers, it hasn’t significantly aided his poll numbers. In a Des Moines Register poll of likely caucus participants released last weekend, Santorum was in sixth place with five percent support.
Is secret lair being built under the White House? West Wing vanishes behind a fence in $86 million ear-splitting project | Mail Online
And a mysterious tunnel is being built, fuelling speculation that a secret underground lair is what’s really under construction.
In recent weeks, an expanding and sometimes ear-splitting zone of excavation has enveloped the mansion’s famous office wing.
Under construction: Work goes on near the West Wing of the White House. The four-year project will cost $86 million
Under construction: Work goes on near the West Wing of the White House. The four-year project will cost $86 million and the front yard at 1600 Pennsylvania will remain a noisy building site
‘Big dig’: The large green barrier that has gone up around the iconic Washington building can be seen in the background of this construction shot
Heavy equipment and metal-and-concrete superstructures are part of the vast construction project.
The front door and the Marine who guards it have disappeared behind a high green-and-white plywood fence. From Pennsylvania Avenue, all that’s visible is a sliver of second-floor roof line.
For years to come, the front yard at 1600 Pennsylvania will remain a noisy building site, say officials in charge of the White House’s ‘Big Dig‘.
Officials describe the job as an overdue upgrade of underground utilities. That includes water and sewer lines, electrical conduits, pipes for chilled and hot water and steam heat systems, and storm sewers. Heating, air conditioning and fire alarm systems are being replaced. Some systems are getting backups.
Major work: Construction includes a mysterious tunnel which has led to speculation of a secret underground lair
Major work: Building includes a mysterious tunnel which has led to speculation of a secret underground lair
To build the tunnel, crews have poured in huge concrete pylons, put up retaining walls and brought in truckloads of steel beams.
The construction site has expanded from in front of the West Wing around to the side and across a parking lot to the next-door Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
The General Services Administration, which is supervising the work, has denied the tunnel is a new shelter – just an access to the utilities.
Noise: Former White House press aide Robert Gibbs offered to spray paint the fence blocking his office view
Noise: Former White House press aide Robert Gibbs offered to spray paint the fence blocking his view
Spokesman Sahar Wali said the steel and concrete is needed ‘to create enough space and a pathway for replacement of the new utilities infrastructure at the proper depth and location’.
She said the construction was not putting in place long-standing plans for underground office space or an underground driveway entrance.
Of course, there would not be much point in telling everyone about building a secret tunnel (after all, the emphasis is on secret).
…..The Official View of the Whiskey Rebellion is that four counties of western Pennsylvania refused to pay an excise tax on whiskey that had been levied by proposal of the Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton in the Spring of 1791, as part of his excise tax proposal for federal assumption of the public debts of the several states.
Western Pennsylvanians failed to pay the tax, this view says, until protests, demonstrations, and some roughing up of tax collectors in western Pennsylvania caused President Washington to call up a 13,000-man army in the summer and fall of 1794 to suppress the insurrection. A localized but dramatic challenge to federal tax-levying authority had been met and defeated. The forces of federal law and order were safe.
This Official View turns out to be dead wrong. In the first place, we must realize the depth of hatred of Americans for what was called “internal taxation” (in contrast to an “external tax” such as a tariff). Internal taxes meant that the hated tax man would be in your face and on your property, searching, examining your records and your life, and looting and destroying.
The most hated tax imposed by the British had been the Stamp Tax of 1765, on all internal documents and transactions; if the British had kept this detested tax, the American Revolution would have occurred a decade earlier, and enjoyed far greater support than it eventually received.
Americans, furthermore, had…..
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