Note: I am on Christmas blogging hours now, so we are only going to have posts at 10 AM and 4 PM till January 6th! Sorry for the interruption in service.
This Washington Post editorial might be the editorial of the year, so please read the whole thing.
Obamacare was sold as simply a refinement of the current system, retaining competition among independent insurers but making things more efficient, fair and generous.
The American Thinker
The United States of America was once a land of laws and not of men. Obama and the Democratic Party have changed all that, possibly forever. Millions of people, along with a few brave politicians, are now openly speaking of impeachment. Why? Because the Obama administration's wanton and destructive disregard for the laws of the land have become so egregious that it can no longer be tolerated.
GLAAD: Lethal Enforcers of the Left's Tolerance Mob
by Michelle Malkin
"Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson is not alone. He's the latest in a long, long lineup of politically incorrect targets of the left's sensitivity mob. Founded in 1985, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gangstas won't stop until both the cultural and legal enforcement of their agenda are the norm.
It's extremely rare for Elizabeth Warren to ever have a good idea, but she may have stumbled upon one here. The American people are plagued with far too many intrusions into our private lives by both government & business. Unless it's a position where one is handling large amounts of money (and we're not talking about gas station or retail cashiers,) a law to prevent companies from checking the credit history of job applicants is not an unnecessary & burdensome intrusion upon those businesses.
By Nicole Flatow
Jared Thornburg was ticketed for driving a defective vehicle in Westminster, Colorado. He didn’t pay the $165 fee he owed, because he couldn’t afford it. So the local court sent him to jail instead. Linda Roberts couldn’t pay the $371 in fines and fees for shoplifting $20 worth of food while she was out of work and homeless.
"If More People Knew The Secrets Those In Power Keep From Us All, We Would Toss Them Out On Their Ear"
This is the title of a posting on Facebook which I agree deserves wide exposure. The theme is not new, it occurs repeatedly on this blog in one form or another. It is a theme known to many bloggers and readers but not understood by the "masses".
I was shocked when I read how Devyani Khodbragade, India's deputy consul general in New York City, was handcuffed and strip-searched after being arrested on a charge of underpaying her maid.
She hadn't been convicted of any crime, so why subject her to this degradation and humiliation? What did they think she was concealing on her person? Why not simply serve her with a summons to appear in court?
" In the course of 5 days a Decatur, Georgia man’s home was broken into twice. But this time at least one burglar was not able to get away. Watch VIDEO at bottom of post.
It was in broad daylight when 3 crooks decided to break into the home at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Greg Laurie on Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, A&E Controversy: What Is Being Asked of Christians Is Not Tolerance, But Acceptance and Endorsement of Sin
Harvest Crusades evangelist Pastor Greg Laurie joined a growing number of Christian leaders speaking out against the suspension of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson from the popular A&E show for expressing traditional views – albeit in his blunt style – about homosexuality that were published in an interview story with GQ.
"It seems to me that some people who talk the most about tolerance are the most intolerant toward anyone who dares to disagree with their views," Laurie, who also pastors Harvest churches in Southern California's Riverside and Orange counties, stated in a blog posted on Thursday.
"I Think The American People Want Security Over Freedom" (Those Who Surrender Freedom For Security.. )
A Rino In Your Face. Chris Christie and N.J. Democrats reach agreement. Illegals get in-state tuition rates
December 15, 2013 By Steve Straub
Today on ABC This Week former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame Republicans for the increase in poverty since Obama took office on Republicans, Newt Gingrich called it “baloney” and fired back, “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats”
JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr.
By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
There is little doubt in my mind that should he be interested, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would be presidential material.
He has little trouble telling it like it is something seeming lost by most members of his party
Whether it be on Benghazi or ObamaCare Congressman Gowdy is up front in continually trying to hold Obama accountable for his perceived criminal behavior.
In today’s society and current state of natural disasters being prepared isn’t a bad thing. Many people associate being prepared as being a “prepper”. Would you call your grandparents “preppers”? Is that what you have in your mind as a “prepper”? I put it in quotes because so many people have a stereotype of what a “prepper” is, primarily based on TV, or the “reality TV” shows.
By P. Henry
You have been a good Prepper, busily storing supplies, learning skills and taking steps to make sure your family is prepared for bumps in the road. You have plenty of food stockpiled to last your family through most short-term emergencies; not forever but at least a few months. You have plenty of fuel for your vehicles, sources of…
By: Tom Chatham
Personal responsibility in society is diminishing to a point where society is becoming dysfunctional. The healthcare debate is just the latest symptom of this growing insanity.
There is a reason some people are business owners and others spend their lifetime working for them. Owning a business is all about taking responsibility. Most workers do not want any responsibility and avoid it by having a job where they are told what to do in every aspect.
There is a truly bizarre case out of Ohio where Norman Gurley, 30, was arrested for having a hidden compartment in his car. However, there were no drugs or guns or anything illegal in the compartment. Indeed, there was nothing illegal in the car or on Gurley. However, just have a hidden compartment in your car can now be charged as a crime in Ohio.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ran anti-terror drills in which civilians dressed as zombies were gunned down indiscriminately by soldiers and police. Detailed makeup was used as well as pyrotechnics. This exercise was coordinated by the HALO Corporation.
" Police in Parker County had been watching Michael Fred Wehrenberg's home for a month when, late in the summer of 2010, they received a tip from a confidential informant that Wehrenberg and several others were "fixing to" cook meth. Hours later, after midnight, officers walked through the front door, rounded up the people inside, and kept them in handcuffs in the front yard for an hour and a half.
Time To unleash the sleeping Giant
I have never seen "Duck Dynasty", but as I see it this Guy Phil Robinson gave an interview with GQ that has the LGBT groups knickers in a twist. Whatever, if you are sick and tired of this oh -so-tolerant group all you need to do is go to…
" The American Drug War claimed another casualty when a woman was shot in the head while sitting on a couch by an incompetent police officer, who fired his weapon through an exterior wall prior to raiding the home.
At about 10:30 p.m. on December 11th, a group of cops calling themselves the U.S.
WyBlog -- Camden, NJ has a $371 million school budget, and exactly 3 kids are "college ready".
Their Superintendent calls it "a kick-in-the-stomach moment."
I call it a crime against humanity. And the taxpayers. Camden has an annual school budget of $371 million dollars. And they produced exactly 3 "college ready" students this year. Three. Out of 15,400.
The new school superintendent in Camden says it was a "kick-in-the-stomach moment" when he learned that only three district high school students who took the SAT this year scored as college-ready.
“These (NSA) Programs Were Never About Terrorism: They’re About Economic Spying, Social Control, and Diplomatic Manipulation. They’re About Power”!
- “These Programs Were Never About Terrorism: They’re About Economic Spying, Social Control, and Diplomatic Manipulation. They’re About Power”!
Snowden Gives the Big Picture
Edward Snowden wrote yesterday about mass surveillance by the NSA:
These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They’re about power.
These Programs Were Never About Terrorism…
(This is a repeat--with minor editing for timeliness, of an old article I wrote on the old site. Since this blog has many more readers than it did then, I'm reposting it, as well as some other older articles--hopefully interspersed with new content as well--as I continue finishing the revisions for the hard copy of the book. Most of these reposts will be articles specific to mindset and political philosophy, or on the auxiliary specifically.
I\'m tired of liberals and I think others are, too.
vanity | 12/19/13 | Winston\'s julia
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:26:41 AM by Winstons Julia
Is anyone watching the online comments regarding Phil Robertson? Even gay people are saying, \"This is BS...he has a right to speak his mind.\"
Obama\'s poll numbers are in the crapper.
People are creeped out at Obama\'s expansion of the NSA.
Residential, Travel Freedom Restricted In Latest ObamaCare Surprise - Investors.com.
Freedom: It's bad enough that the president's health insurance takeover costs more, breaks his pledge of letting you keep your plan and diminishes choice. It actually restricts your travels too.
'We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in." Those words from President John F. Kennedy in June 1963, standing at the Berlin Wall, neatly illustrated the moral superiority of the free West over the Soviet bloc.
" A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.
" We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series
NSA Official: Reform the First Amendment, Not the NSA - Hit & Run : Reason.com.
What's it like inside the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters? One journalist recently got access to the shadowy and controversy-laden agency for a day. He discovered a range of issues within the NSA's walls, from their own hurdles to the ominous desires of some officials.
On Friday the 13th it was a shooting at a Denver high school, just eight miles from Columbine, where in 1999 thirteen people were killed and 24 injured.
Then Monday a man opened fire at a medical center in Reno, killing two and injuring two.
Those just two violent situations have played out across the country in the last week.
A Democratic state senator in Ohio has proposed a law that would require every homeschooling parent to be investigated and approved by social services agencies before they would be allowed to teach their own children.
The Home School Legal Defense Association calls the bill sponsored by Sen. Capri Cafaro the “worst-ever homeschool law proposed.”
“SB 248 is breathtakingly onerous in its scope,” says a report by Michael Donnelly, an attorney with the world’s premiere homeschool advocacy organization.
WARNING: Obama Rolling Out 'DNA Checkpoints' Trial Balloon Across America (GRAPHIC VIDEOS) | The Law
Before It\'s News)
The reports come in nearly every day from all across America. Forced blood draws and mandatory DNA sampling and collection is rapidly becoming standard police protocol in Obama’s America in 2013. Digging just a little bit below that surface and we find that the National HIghway Traffic Safety Adminsitration, under orders from Obama, is the driving force behind of it.
Geert Wilders 10 points plan to save the West "… Ladies and gentlemen, I am often asked whether I have any answers to the problem and what those might be. Well, I certainly have some answers. Here are ten things we would have to do to stop the Islamization of the West:
Did you know....
Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: More than $51,000,000,000
Number of people arrested in 2012 in the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges: 1.55 million
Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2012: 749,825
Number of those charged with marijuana law violations who were arrested for possession only: 658,231…
The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to "minimization" procedures that are supposed to restrict spying to a handful of bad guys. Those reassurances now carry little credibility after a federal judge explained how the process actually works.
In a decision this week that paints the phone spying process as unconstitutional and "Orwellian," the judge used Domino's Pizza, the Beatles and other plain English examples to show how a "3 hop" rule used by the the National Security Agency's makes "minimization" almost meaningless.
9 Things You Need To Know About Terrorism Before Agreeing To More Violations Of Your Individual Rights1. Terrorist Attacks and Fatalities are Down Since 1970s
" There is a broad consensus in the U.S.’ two major political parties that in order to save Americans’ lives, individuals should sacrifice their civil liberties: such as their reasonable expectation of privacy, and their right to be secure in their personal belongings.
In October, Yale Law professor Dan M. Kahan was doing a study on what the relationship might be between someone's political outlook and their science comprehension skills. The answer: Identifying with the tea party correlates positively with scores on a test that measures science comprehension.
Interesting, right? Well, sort of, because the story behind the story is even better. The professor's reaction to his own findings are priceless:
From Hyscience - Re: 'Big Mentor: The Troika - Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett'
I'm calling this today's must-read (although it's from Aug 2012) ... it's Breitbart News' "Big Mentor: The Troika - Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett", which is the second in a series of exclusive interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, Cold War historian and professor of political science, who has just released a major book, …
One of the hallmarks of the gun-control lobby has always been the need for firearms registration; be it for the expressed need in “monitoring” gun-associated crime, or to prosecute those owning illegally. Recently, as fallout of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, and the ongoing issues of mental health in violent crime, States have worked to pass their own varying levels of gun-control measures despite the inactivity in Washington.
Neither Matt Dittmer nor the people he shoots with are happy about a new law that will preserve information about their gun purchases in a California state database. But he is resigned to it.
"I don't like it, but I'm living in a state where I don't have a choice," Dittmer said as he stopped by Auburn Outdoor Sports on a recent afternoon to buy a sleek black AR rifle.
November, as expected, was a busy month for gun sales. Surprisingly, it was only the second busiest November on record with 1.81 million background checks being conducted. This places 2013 as the second busiest year for gun sales on record with a full month left in the year and stands to become the busiest ever. Unless I miss my guess or something dramatic happens 2013 should see over 20 million guns sold in a single year.
For decades, Supreme Court justices have been rewriting key parts of our governing document.
Richard A. Epstein writes: The United States Constitution is at its core a classical liberal document. But over the last hundred years, much of it has turned into a progressive text thanks in large part to Supreme Court justices who interpret it creatively, thereby skirting the laborious amendment process of
" Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father.