BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Passes ‘Gang of 8′ Amnesty Bill to Full Senate (13-5 vote)… “This is a shameful day for the U.S Senate.”
BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Passes ‘Gang of 8′ Amnesty Bill to Full Senate (13-5 vote)
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:23:46 PM by montag813
BREAKING: Just moments ago, to the nauseating La Raza audience chants of “Sí Se Puede”….The Senate Judiciary Committee PASSED the final, amended ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty bill to the full Senate.
The vote was 13-5, with all Democrats, plus disgraceful traitors Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) joining them in handing IMMEDIATE amnesty for 20+ millions illegal aliens, plus full welfare and ObamaCare coverage, with absolutely NO border security triggers.
This is a shameful day for the U.S Senate.
(Col Sellin) ~ Time For Caretaker… “The US Government no longer exists to serve the people, but to enable the acquisition of private power and profit for a coalition of greedy financiers, corrupt politicians and dishonest journalists, who have made themselves kings and tyrants over us.” | New York Daily Sun – The Trusted New York Daily Broadsheet
Written By Lawrence Sellin
The Code of Ethics for U.S. Government Service, adopted by the House of Representatives on July 11, 1958 with the Senate concurring, resolved that it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including officeholders.
The first two requirements state that any person in Government service should:1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.Written By Lawrence Sellin2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.
The Faux Battle Over Online Sales Taxes
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 2:03:16 PM by redgolum
now the battle is joined.
The Senate has passed, sending to The House, a bill that would impose a requirement that online merchants submit to state tax collection in states where they have no physical presence.
To try to make this more palatable they are exempting businesses with less than $1 million in annual sales, but this doesn’t matter when you get down to brass tacks.
Online sales tax set to pass in Senate [Media Yawns at Democrats Increasing the Cost of Living]
CBS ^ | 5/6/13
Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 9:50:55 AM by SoFloFreeper
The Marketplace Fairness Act, which easily cleared a set of procedural Senate votes in recent weeks, wouldn’t technically impose any new taxes. Instead, it would give state governments the ability to collect Internet sales taxes from businesses headquartered outside of their respective state borders — taxes that are technically already owed. Consumers are expected to declare those taxes on their state income tax returns but often don’t.
Should Christians give up their guns? Chuck Baldwin… “The right to bear arms was understood to be, not just a right, but a God-ordained duty, a long time before it was ever enshrined in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.”
Not since 1775 has a central government in America attempted to disarm its citizens in the way that President Barack Obama and Senator Dianne Feinstein did recently. King George III attempted to disarm the colonists on April 19, 1775, and that attempt ignited America’s War for Independence. Leading the charge to resist the banning and confiscation of their firearms were colonial pastors such as Jonas Clark.
Back then, America’s pastors had a thorough comprehension of the Biblical principles of liberty, including the right to keep and bear arms. They taught their congregations these sacred principles with such zeal and persuasion that the attempt by those British troops to march on Lexington and Concord and seize the colonists’ guns was met with the now famous “shot heard ’round the world.” Ever since that historic event, the people’s right to bear arms has been held sacred by the vast majority of Americans – Christian or otherwise.
The right to bear arms was understood to be, not just a right, but a God-ordained duty, a long time before it was ever enshrined in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
Old Virginia Blog ^ | 04/27/2013 | Richard Williams
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:04:16 AM by Davy Buck
Don’t Webb’s words pretty much sum up what the Obama administration and the progressive left is all about? Aren’t these same views on Southern rednecks also . . .
If you have never seen the blue-state-red-state map broken down to blue-counties and red-counties, you should take a long, hard look at it. It is a striking divide. If you mapped the nation according to gun crimes, gun control, welfare, and approval ratings for same-sex marriage, you’d find that it superimposes nicely on the blue-red breakdown by county. We have a deepening divide between conservative, God-loving, hard-working, gun-toting, sodomy-disapproving country folks, and liberal, Obama-supporting, humanistic, gun-despising, welfare-expanding, sodomy-approving city folks.
The left, who are largely at the helm of the media, Hollywood, partisan political machines, and colleges and universities, have a vision for the nation that takes us to what Karl Marx envisioned – a socialist, Communist utopia, where personal civil rights dissolve into what’s best for the nation, and all is supervised and infractions sanctioned by an all-powerful, loving state. The left have been steering the helm of the culture this direction for decades, but the turns have been slow, lest they awaken the sleeping passengers and provoke revolt. If the left isn’t careful, they may cut too deeply and too quickly, provoking a backlash that may push the nation in a direction they don’t intend for us to go – back to God and righteousness, back to freedom and justice.
Mlive ^ | April 24, 2013 | Zane McMillin
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:08:46 PM by cripplecreek
That’s according to a National Journal article published Wednesday that examines the potential candidacies of Amash and fellow Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Howell.
According to the article, rumors are flying that Amash — branded in several national media articles as the “next Ron Paul” — is being cautioned against a run by the elder Paul and Rand Paul, a Kentucky senator:
(And… Just What Are The Folks Going To Say ‘Bout THIS !!!!!?…) ~ Rand Paul responds: I never said drones should never be used to kill U.S. citizens on American soil
Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | AllahPundit
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:15:29 PM by SeekAndFind
Here’s the statement he released last night, following the Cavuto segment that Ed wrote about yesterday. I think he’s right: Even during the filibuster, he allowed for the use of military force (i.e. drones) to stop an attack on U.S. soil that’s in progress. His objection was to the White House using drones to liquidate someone who was merely plotting, who hadn’t lifted a finger (yet) to do any actual damage.
“My comments last night left the mistaken impression that my position on drones had changed.
Should the US Switch to a Parliamentary System? (This Question Hasn’t Been Asked Since Jimmy Carter) Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | April 9, 2013 | Seth Masket
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:28:06 PM by DogByte6RER
Institutions Worthy of Our Parties: Should the U.S. Switch to a Parliamentary System?
Efforts to curb legislative partisanship have weak track records, so maybe we should consider changing the other side of the equation in order to establish a government that can actually get things done.
Rick Hasen has a really interesting paper up discussing partisan polarization and the possibility of changing the Constitution to deal with it. (And you should really read Jonathan Bernstein’s response, too.) Hasen starts off by asking whether we should be considering moving toward a more parliamentary style of government.
It’s a fair question. We have what looks like a serious mismatch between our parties and our governing institutions. We live in an era of sharply distinct, internally disciplined, programmatic parties with very different visions of how the nation should be run. That’s fine—we have some time-honored institutions, such as elections and majority-rule legislatures, for settling disagreements, even when the disagreements are sharp.
Beware the Internet Sales Tax
Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/19/2013 | Amy Payne
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 7:44:41 AM by IbJensen
The Internet sales tax is back, and it could be the next big vote in the Senate.
The proposed law would enable states to force businesses to collect sales tax from customers who live in their state—even when the businesses have no connection to that state.
As Heritage President Jim DeMint has said, this violates the classic American principle of “no taxation without representation.” Retailers would be forced to act as tax collectors for states in which they have no voice.
Obama’s United Nations Backdoor to Gun Control… “…Under some liberal theories, this would allow the president to put some measures of the new arms treaty into effect by executive order…”
Obama’s United Nations Backdoor to Gun Control
Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2013 | JOHN BOLTON AND JOHN YOOPosted on Monday, April 15, 2013 2:05:07 PM by neverdem
Luckily, the Constitution gives the Senate exclusive power to ratify, or block, the Arms Trade Treaty.Even before his most ambitious gun-control proposals were falling by the wayside, President Obama was turning for help to the United Nations.
Youtube ^ | 4/13/13 | Daylight Disinfectant
Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:56:46 AM by Nachum
An influential Gun Rights Advocate actually helped write the Background Check Bill coming up before the Senate this coming week. Alan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking candidly at a GOP gathering on Friday claimed that his staff had actually helped write the bill. He went on to describe how the Bill would be a step in the right direction for gun control advocates. “There’s a Million other checks in there it’s a Christmas Tree,” bragged Gottlieb, “We just hung a Million Ornaments on it.”
The Founders’ Great Mistake… ““The creation of the presidency was [the Framers’] most creative act.” That may be true, but it wasn’t their best work. ” !!!!! – Garrett Epps – The Atlantic
The historian Jack N. Rakove has written, “The creation of the presidency was [the Framers’] most creative act.” That may be true, but it wasn’t their best work. The Framers were designing something the modern world had never seen—a republican chief executive who would owe his power to the people rather than to heredity or brute force.
The wonder is not that they got so much wrong, but that they got anything right at all.
According to James Madison’s Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, the executive received surprisingly little attention at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Debate over the creation and workings of the new Congress was long and lively; the presidency, by contrast, was fashioned relatively quickly, after considerably less discussion.
One important reason for the delegates’ reticence was that George Washington, the most admired man in the world at that time, was the convention’s president.
Every delegate knew that Washington would, if he chose, be the first president of the new federal government—and that the new government itself would likely fail without Washington at the helm. To express too much fear of executive authority might have seemed disrespectful to the man for whom the office was being tailored.
(Before It’s News)
An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress
Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect -
Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th. You need to know what’s in store for you.
To put it bluntly, you have two years to live. Politically live as the House Majority, that is. You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia. Your chances of retaining your majority in 2014 are 0%.
The Threshold is Being Crossed… “Do not listen to the vile filth coming from the corrupt media outlets in this country and their supporters”
The Threshold is Being Crossed
The Marine Sentinel ^ | 04/04/2013 | Marine Sentinel
Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2013 9:53:29 AM by Marine Sentinel
I can’t for the life of me understand why it appears you aren’t doing enough to combat these attempts by State and Federal governments along with the corrupt media who seek to subvert the very Rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
As you know, Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rode Island, and New York have all illegally passed so-called gun control laws.
I keep hearing and reading by way of social media and some of the corrupt news outlets the majority of Americans are for stricter gun controls which is flat out patently false. I speak with real Patriots and Veterans about this issue daily and not one is for more control on our liberties. What make things worse are so-called Republicans in name only in these state legislatures have joined liberal democrats in the illegal process of taking away our liberties and Freedoms I fought so diligently to protect.
Mr. Wayne LaPierre I’ve noticed has been under considerable attack by these crazies from both parties and to me isn’t striking back enough. I would gladly stand on the front lines again to repel any illegal tyrannical efforts by those who seek to stifle my Constitutional Rights guaranteed me and every true American.
I haven’t seen nor heard anything from the NRA about lawsuits against these state and federal governments to re-establish what is rightfully ours. You will lose the PR battle if you flinch and don’t establish a powerful network of informational columns focusing on the Second Amendment and the rights that come with it.
A duty to preserve the Second Amendment
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:09:51 AM by marktwain
When Congress reconvenes next month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring gun control back to the Senate floor. If this occurs, I will oppose any legislation that undermines Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms or their ability to exercise this right without being subject to government surveillance.
Restricting Americans’ ability to purchase firearms readily and freely will do nothing to stop national tragedies such as those that happened in Newtown, Conn., and in Aurora, Colo. It will do much to give criminals and potential killers an unfair advantage by hampering law-abiding citizens’ ability to defend themselves and their families.
The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal ‘Obamacare’
National Journal ^ | 3/28/13 | Chris Frates
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:10:14 PM by SoFloFreeper
A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the Senate Republican leader’s office to gauge his reaction.
McConnell was clearly disappointed, and for good reason. For many conservatives, the decision was the death knell in a three-year fight to defeat reforms that epitomized everything they thought was wrong with Obama’s governing philosophy. But where some saw finality, McConnell saw opportunity — and
Imperial Washington… John Stossel… “Politicians say, “I’m going to Washington to serve others.” Maybe they mean to. But after most “serve,” they never leave. When I visit Washington, I see politicians and bureaucrats serving themselves.”
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:43:15 AM by Sir Napsalot
The Senate did something this past weekend it hasn’t done in four years: passed a budget. The law requires the Senate to pass a budget, but Congress often ignores its own laws. For most of Barack Obama’s presidency, a series of continuing resolutions kept the money — your money — flowing.
Now the Senate wants to add a trillion dollars of new taxes, even more than President Obama seeks. Despite our growing debt, the Senate wants to fund things like the Senate barbershop, which loses a third of a million dollars every year.
Are We Being “Set-Up?”… “I can’t put my finger on it, but I have this nagging feeling that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban is not gone. My paranoia tells me the democrats are going to squeeze it through a “back door” somehow.”
I can’t put my finger on it, but I have this nagging feeling that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban is not gone. My paranoia tells me the democrats are going to squeeze it through a “back door” somehow.
There are those among gun right’s advocates who believe that having Feinstein’s assault weapons ban tacked onto another (a different) gun control bill, of some kind, will make it easier to pass the Senate.
Consider this: “It’s a trap! It’s a non-event. What’s going to happen is they’re going to take another bill, and that could be the veterans’ gun ban and then bring that to the floor,” said Mike Hammond, chief counsel for Gun Owners of America, a pro-Second Amendment group.
Hammond said bringing a less controversial bill to the floor will make it easier to find the 60 votes needed to open debate.
Hammond said Feinstein’s proposed ban on “assault weapons” will be offered as an amendment to Reid’s bill.
McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks
The Hill ^ | March 24, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:27:25 PM by jazusamo
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has emerged as a key player if Senate Democrats are to have any chance of passing legislation to expand background checks for private sales of firearms.
McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are at the top of a list of Republicans considered most likely to sign on to legislation expanding background checks after talks with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) stalled earlier this month.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has signaled he will likely support the yet-to-be-finalized proposal he negotiated with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to expand background checks to cover private gun sales, according to Senate sources.
The proposal includes modifications to attract Republican support. One would let rural gun owners conduct background checks from their home computers. Another would give military veterans who have been declared mentally unfit to own a gun a process for appealing that finding.
We Don’t Want Gentle Republicans… “In the face of the America-destroying policies of this enemy-within horde of criminal thugs under the crook-in-chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), I would think the Republicans would be brave enough—at least for America’s sake—to leave their mealy mouths at the door and tell it like it is”
We Don’t Want Gentle Republicans
scottfactor.com ^ | 03/21/2013 | Gina Miller
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:53:25 AM by scottfactor
Polite, gentle Republicans are wearisome. In the face of the America-destroying policies of this enemy-within horde of criminal thugs under the crook-in-chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), I would think the Republicans would be brave enough—at least for America’s sake—to leave their mealy mouths at the door and tell it like it is. But, with very few exceptions, they continue to pussy-foot around the outrageous actions and brazen lies of the oligarchy of communist Democrats ruling our nation.
We are sick of watching the “opposition” Republicans stand meekly by and let the Democrats get away with lie after atrocious lie. It happened again on Tuesday in the wake of the terrible explosion on Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada that killed seven of our precious Marines.
Hasta La Vista Assault Weapons Ban (Feinstein Bill Shot Down)
Breitbart.Com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:21:22 AM by PJ-Comix
After a meeting yesterday with Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Dianne Feinstein learned that her controversial assault weapons ban mess will not be part of the gun control bill package heading to the senate floor next month.
Hotair ^ | 03/18/2013 | Erika Johnsen
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 10:51:15 AM by SeekAndFind
Well, isn’t this just peachy. This is actually the first time I’ve heard anything about it, but apparently, the public servants of the United States Senate have been enjoying taxpayer-subsidized trims and shaves on Capitol Hill since before the Civil War — an oh-so-beloved tradition that, in merely the past fifteen years, has cost taxpayers over five million dollars. Senate Hair Care Services is technically open to the public, for those who know/care about it, but last year alone the salon needed a $300,000 bailout from the Senate coffers to cover their jacked-up costs.
Senator Graham: Benghazi Survivors ‘Told To Be Quiet’ By Administration
Fox Nation ^ | March 16, 2013 | Staf
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:35:00 PM by yoe
Edited on Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:41:42 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in an extensive interview with Fox News, alleged that the injured survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been “told to be quiet” and feel they can’t come forward to tell their stories — as he urged the House to subpoena the administration for details if necessary.
Gun Owners of America ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | GOA Staff
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:07:20 AM by EXCH54FE
Here’s where we are on Obama’s gun control proposals: •Today, the Nut-Left Democrats on the Senate Judiciary voted to report the Feinstein gun ban –which could ban between 50% and 80% of guns and magazines in circulation today. It may not even get a majority in the Senate – much less the 60 votes needed to pass.
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:23:45 PM by US Navy Vet
Since arriving in the Senate in 2011, Rand Paul has been probing here and there for issues of populist resonance.
Audit the secretive, sinister Federal Reserve.
Rein in those TSA screeners patting down little girls.
In each instance, Paul (R-Ky.) has evoked the fear of oppressive government without tipping over into the paranoia of his father’s most dedicated supporters.
It has been a diluted, domesticated, decaffeinated version of the ideology that motivated Ron Paul’s presidential races.
Senator Rand Paul Issues a Warning… “The Senate has the power to restrain the executive branch — and my filibuster was the beginning of the fight to restore a healthy balance of powers.” | Opinion – Conservative
(Before It’s News) From coldwarrior at 2.0: The Blogmocracy:
And I hope he means it.
Read on, do you see those names listed by the good Senator from Kentucky? Those are your new Conservative Leaders. Those representatives still have spines, unlike Senators Graham and The Traitor John McCain and the rest of the ‘establishment’. Its time for the broken down, the sold out, the go along to get alongs to go. I hope they leave quietly into the night and let the these new, real leaders to get on with restoring America to its rightful place.
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.”
WAPO ^ | Friday, March 8, 5:47 PM | Rand Paul
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 7:19:32 PM by Dacula
If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor Wednesday, I would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak” — and I meant it.
I wanted to sound an alarm bell from coast to coast. I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime.
Rand’s Band of Brothers… “…he didn’t fill that time alone. Fourteen other Senators total offered him a respite along with comradely, thought-provoking questions, and humor, to boot”
Rand’s Band of Brothers
America Spectator Magazine ^ | 3.8.13 @ 6:07AM
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 2:45:34 PM by drewh
Whatever his ideological leanings, surely Shakespeare would have raised an eyebrow at the political scene Wednesday, if only for the content it would have stirred in his creative mind. Though Rand Paul spearheaded an epic 13-hour filibuster, he didn’t fill that time alone. Fourteen other Senators total offered him a respite along with comradely, thought-provoking questions, and humor, to boot.
Some comments, or technically questions, were in part to pass the time, but many managed to raise spirits by quoting movies, musicians, famous authors, or regular supporters. Sens. Cruz, Scott, and Flake are all freshmen.
Traditionally, their first speech on the Senate floor would have been on something of personal importance, but instead they helped Rand further his filibuster. Since cell phones are banned on the floor, Cruz offered to read series of Tweets so Paul could see what was going on in the outside world — the “Twitterverse” — encouraging Paul (and supporters).
McCain Doubles-Down, Calls Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz ‘Wacko Birds’
Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 12:54:25 PM by Reaganite Republican
This is what WAR feels like, eh?
Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul‘s question about whether the federal government can legally use a drone strike against an American citizen on U.S. soil if the person is “not engaged in combat”:
Earlier this week, Holder wrote in a letter to Paul that the president has the authority to order militarized drone strikes on American citizens within the United States, but only in “an extraordinary circumstance.”In protest,…………
Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/6/13 | Editorial board
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:46:51 AM by cotton1706
Give Rand Paul credit for theatrical timing. As a snow storm descended on Washington, the Kentucky Republican’s old-fashioned filibuster Wednesday filled the attention void on Twitter and cable TV. If only his reasoning matched the showmanship.
America must not “dictate” to world, new defense chief says
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:29:39 PM by Sub-Driver
America must not “dictate” to world, new defense chief says
By Phil Stewart
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Decorated Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel was sworn in as U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday after a bruising Senate confirmation battle, and promised to renew old U.S. alliances and forge new ones without attempting to “dictate” to the world.
Addressing Pentagon employees shortly after a small, closed-door swearing-in ceremony, Hagel spoke optimistically, if vaguely, about global challenges ahead and the importance of American leadership abroad.
http://theweek.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Peter Weber |
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:32:16 AM by NKP_Vet
“And so the epic battle over Chuck Hagel’s nomination to become defense secretary ended with a whimper, not a bang. The Senate easily confirmed the former Republican senator from Nebraska on Tuesday, 58 to 41, with four Republicans joining all present Democrats.
Senator Long calls for a constitutional convention
Northeast Indiana Public Radio ^ | 2-14-2013 | Brandon Smith
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:23:57 PM by digger48
Senate President Pro Tem David Long said Indiana needs to take the lead in assembling a constitutional convention of the states in an effort to rein in the federal government’s power. Long’s effort aims to produce an amendment to the Untied States Constitution.
To amend the Constitution in a state-initiated way, two-thirds of state legislatures must agree to convene a constitutional convention, at which the amendment is drafted. Three-fourths of the states must then approve the amendment for it to be ratified.
Gunny G: Our SourPuss General Officers: Now Maybe They Have Something of A Clue As To How We The People Feel !!!!!
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:02:42 AM by SkyPilot
The U.S. military faces devastating losses in troop strength and training, equipment procurement and maintenance, and mission capability if Congress does not avert automatic spending cuts set to begin March 1, top defense officials testified Tuesday.
“Secretary [Leon E.] Panetta and I have been using the word devastating for 16 months now,” said Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who testified with military leaders at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. “And now the wolf’s at the door.”
GOP vs. the generals all over again
Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:19:02 PM by SkyPilot
The nation’s top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.
“We should resist kicking this can further down the road,” said Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a rare hearing featuring nearly all of the Joint Chiefs, who lined up before the Senate Armed Service Committee and demanded budget clarity in the name of national security and military readiness.
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they are gems in themselves!
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Col Sellin: Hitler’s Generals and American Politicians
Geraldo contemplating run for Senate… (““I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I’m really having a great time,” Rivera added. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.””)
Geraldo contemplating run for Senate
The Hill ^
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:17:53 PM by Sub-Driver
Geraldo contemplating run for Senate By Jonathan Easley – 01/31/13 02:02 PM ET
“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife … but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.”
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), 89, is up for reelection in 2014 but hasn’t announced whether he plans to seek another term.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has announced he is weighing a bid for the seat, a decision that has frustrated New Jersey Democrats, many of whom feel he was their best shot at unseating Gov. Chris Christie (R).
“I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I’m really having a great time,” Rivera added. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”
Rivera could face a tough primary challenge, however, with reports suggesting that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are all weighing bids for the GOP ticket.
Hillary’s contempt of Congress… “It’s time for Congress to get tough with this administration and to stop taking this excuse-making lying down.”
That’s what it is called when you lie, make excuses, obfuscate and basically tell members in sworn testimony that matters of national security and life and death are none of their business.
“What difference does it make?” has to go down as one of the classic lines of executive-branch contempt for the more powerful branch – what is supposed to be the people’s branch – of government.
Others have explained in plain language all the reasons the truth makes a difference:
Because lying to the people by government to cover up ineptitude and bad policy is serious stuff;
Because the needless and unavenged deaths of an ambassador and other Americans is intolerable;
Because if the executive branch is permitted to get away with such behavior it is likely to be repeated again and again;
Because the people have a right to know what actually happened and information is being purposely and arrogantly withheld;
And because her story makes no sense.
Let me address one of the craziest notions Clinton floated in her testimony Wednesday.
There were fairly clear policy rules once upon a time. If you wanted to pass gun control, you would get up, use a bunch of kids as props and put in a Senate bill that would get the job done. That’s still being done, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Obama Inc. is consolidating control over the economy which puts its minions in the position of being able to make policy through economic pressure and policy. Under Socialism, you don’t have to pass a law, you just have to use your economic control to make the companies enforce the law.
By Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. REED, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. CARDIN, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. SCHATZ, Mr. MURPHY, Ms. WARREN, and Mr. CARPER):
Mrs. FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I rise today to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This legislation is urgently needed to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and that lead too many Americans to live their lives in fear.
**snip** It will be an uphill battle–all the way. I know this.
But we need to ask ourselves:
Stop the U.S. Senate from greasing the skids for gun confiscation… “. But Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently about to conclude an agreement with Majority Leader Harry Reid which would sell out pro-gunners and decimate minority rights under the Senate rules.”
Reid & McConnell are reportedly about to change the Senate rules
It’s probably a harbinger of sell-outs to come. But Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently about to conclude an agreement with Majority Leader Harry Reid which would sell out pro-gunners and decimate minority rights under the Senate rules.
This change could occur as early as Wednesday. If enacted, it could handcuff pro-gun forces and keep them from defeating the most radical initiatives aimed at restricting our Second Amendment rights.
Cruz: Obama “High On His Own Power”
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:00:14 PM by Biggirl
Republican senator Ted Cruz of Texas said Thursday that Barack Obama is “high on his own power” with regard to the president’s announced efforts on gun control. Speaking on Laura Ingraham‘s radio talk show, Cruz, who was just elected to the Senate last November, said “this is a president who has drunk the Kool-Aid.”
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com …
by Doug Book, staff writer
Since the December 14th murder of 27 people prevented by law from defending themselves, the American left has worked overtime to intimidate, embarrass and harass 2nd Amendment supporters into relinquishing their God given right to keep and bear arms.
Gun and accessory bans, sales by private citizens outlawed, imminent threats of confiscation, millions in new taxes and fees and countless, law abiding citizens menaced with being summarily pronounced felons—all of these threats have been brought to bear on the American public by self-righteous hypocrites.
Yet a full month has gone by since the grisly, Sandy Hook killings and the far left has done nothing but bluster and provoke. Why is that?
(“Well… we know that you “DON’T” do it and that you are totally consumed with fear, worry and pessimism. I read it every day on your faces at work, at family gatherings, on Free Republic, on the news and media outlets etc… You are scared to death and there is no where to hide your pessimism.”) ~ The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: What Will It Take For You To Believe?
The Ignorant Fishermen Blog: What Will It Take For You To Believe?
……Well… we know that you “DON’T” do it and that you are totally consumed with fear, worry and pessimism. I read it every day on your faces at work, at family gatherings, on Free Republic, on the news and media outlets etc… You are scared to death and there is no where to hide your pessimism.
Your hope balloon has popped in your face and you are left with ringing ears and consumed with fear for what is at hand. Oh My dear friends, America‘s demise is just the tip of the HORRIFIC godless iceberg that we see in front of us (Rev. 6-19). Will you now FINALLY wake up to the Divine realities and the prophetic warnings which are found in Almighty God‘s INFALLIBLE Word? It is sad to say… but no you will not wake up and you will continue down your delusion until that Day over takes you.
I have seen it time and time again and it is VERY VERY rare that an individual will truly repent and turn to Almighty God in spirit and truth (John 4:24). The Bible is absolutely full of countless examples and in just my little life I can testify to the validity of the Bible’s examples.
May I ask you this simple question… How “blazes” do you do it? How do you keep your sanity when every thing is going off the cliff at EXPONENTIAL rates and there are NO answers and applicable remedies in sight?
Obama ignores senator’s dying wish… (“Everything seemed in place for Hanabusa until Obama decided to take the family to Hawaii for Christmas.”)
NEW YORK – Barack Obama has overruled the wish of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, to name a Japanese-American congresswoman as his Senate successor, choosing instead to reward a Hawaii ally who played a key role in sidestepping Obama’s birth certificate controversy to certify him for the Hawaii presidential ballot in 2008.
Hanabusa will “represent Hawaii with the same fervor and commitment that I brought to the Senate chamber since 1962,” Inouye wrote Abercrombie, as reported by Hawaii’s KHON-TV.
Everything seemed in place for Hanabusa until Obama decided to take the family to Hawaii for Christmas.
Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment attached to the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act (which deals with publishing users’ Netflix information on Facebook pages) that would have required federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before monitoring email or other data stored remotely (i.e., the cloud).