Saturday, January 7, 2012

Santorum in New Hampshire - Videos







H/T Stacy McCain (theothermccain.com)

Burns Wins GOP Central Caucus Straw Poll

By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

Harrisburg – Tim Burns, the Washington County businessman who ran for congress against Mark Critz in 2010, won a bellwether straw poll at the Saturday meeting of the Pa. Republican state committee’s central caucus.

It was a surprisingly good result for Burns and indicates that he is a contender for the endorsement of the state committee as a whole.

The final vote total in the U.S. Senate primary was Burns 32; Sam Rohrer and Steve Welch 22 each; Tom Smith 20; David Christian 2 and Marc Scaringi 1. No other candidates appeared at the meeting, or received any votes.

“I am honored to have such strong support in the Central Caucus,” said Burns in a statement. “I believe the Central Caucus membership and I both share a real concern for the problems facing our nation and our great Commonwealth today.”

Burns told PoliticsPA he’d be “hard pressed” to stay in the race if state committee endorses another candidate.

It’s an important win for Burns, who was left out of this week’s self-funding dual between Smith and Welch (Smith has loaned $5 million to his campaign, Welch has loaned $1 million).

“No one is able to completely fund their own campaign in this race,” Burns said, referring to the primary and general. “You’ve got to be able to raise money.”

Burns said he contributed over $250,000 to his congressional bid and said he’ll show more than that in the Q4 report. He noted that he has had a warm response from the national donors who boosted his congressional run. A Burns spokesperson said the campaign would release its fourth quarter numbers in the coming week; the filing deadline is Jan. 31.

The caucus meeting itself, in which each candidate delivered 5 minute introductory remarks and took questions for 5 minutes, was closed to the press. But the hallway outside the meeting room in the Harrisburg Hilton was crowded with politicos as candidates for Senate, Attorney General, Auditor General and Treasurer spoke with state committee members. At one point it appeared that there were over 30 full-time operatives and staffers for the 12 candidates present.

The 100 or so committee members and proxies debated the candidates’ merits and flaws, but almost universally agreed that electability was the top priority. Many said they thought, for the first time in a long time, there was a significant chance that the party would opt not to endorse in the primary.

Others said they want an endorsement knowing it won’t empty the field, but hoping it will narrow it.

“Probably there’ll be an endorsement,” speculated PA Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason, but said that there isn’t a front runner.

He said he wasn’t necessarily banking on the winner of the self-funding race.

“It doesn’t matter how much money they’ve raised,” Gleason said. Committee members are “looking at their ability to defeat Bob Casey.”

Each of the top four candidates was pleased with his performance, and by an large committee members agreed.

Comments were spirited and positive, said Franklin County Chairman Dwight Weidman, who cast his vote and four proxies for Smith.

Sam Rohrer

Rohrer was practically shut out of that 2010 endorsement process when he challenged front runner Tom Corbett for the gubernatorial nomination, and campaigned heavily against the establishment.

He had a softer tone this time around.

“Over the past weeks I’ve been talking to state committee members, to show the respect I have for them and this process,” Rohrer said. His come county of Berks falls within the central caucus.

He hosted a reception for those members on Friday night, but he said he’d run regardless.

“Our commitment is for the long haul.”

As for fundraising, Rohrer is at a real disadvantage in a primary against three millionaires. His campaign anticipates bringing in something in the neighborhood of $120,000 for Q4. He said he isn’t discouraged and will continue to tap the network of grassroots supporters he built in 2010.

“It’s more difficult to find 10,000 donors who believe in you than to find one person who can bankroll their own race,” he said. Campaign manager Zac Moyle added that Rohrer has had productive meetings with several of the key conservative fundraising groups in Pa. and Washington DC, including those with a record of picking horses in U.S. Senate primaries.

Steve Welch

Welch has been working as hard as anyone in the primary race; he said he’s visited 44 counties, driven over 10,000 miles so far, and attended every forum and public event in the primary. He said will hit all 67 Pa. counties by the end of January.

Though not essential, a state committee endorsement is an important part of his campaign’s victory equation. He was the first candidate to schedule a Friday night hospitality event for committee members.

Correspondingly, Welch said he would respect the endorsement process if it was “organic,” meaning one in which members have the ability to vote they way they want.

“I think it would be arrogant to think that they [state committee members] don’t know what they’re doing,” Welch said. “As long as it’s an organic process, I would respect that.”

“It’s not about Steve Welch or any other candidate,” Welch said. “It’s about defeating Bob Casey in November.”

Tom Smith

A state committee endorsement isn’t crucial for the former coal company owner and former Tea Party leader from Armstrong County. His campaign’s ideal scenario is an open primary, where Smith’s significant resources wouldn’t have to compete with those of the state party.

“I will still run,” if the state committee endorses another candidate, Smith said. “Too many people are committed to this campaign.”

“If they endorse, fine. If they don’t endorse, fine,” he said.

Several of his staffers and consultants, who consider the primary a two-man race between Smith and Welch, claimed victory in the fact that Welch did not emerge from the meeting with front runner status.

Marc Scaringi

Several committee members Scaringi gave one of, if not the best speech of the Senate candidates, but his inability to raise significant financial resources proved a deal breaker.

“Money isn’t everything, but it’s something,” said one committee person.

“Today’s straw poll result was not a surprise,” responded spokesman Randy DeSoto, noting that Scaringi has won several post-forum straw polls. “Marc has been calling for an open primary and pledged to continue running, even if he does not get the endorsement.”

At 117 members, the central region is the largest of the state committee’s caucuses and among the most diverse – stretching from Bedford County to Lancaster, and north to the New York border.

Saturday’s caucus meeting represents the first in a statewide series. Next weekend, the candidates will travel to northeast Pa. and the Lehigh Valley; after that, southwest and northwest Pa.; then southeast Pa.; and finally state committee endorsement meeting on January 28.

The Mental Derangement of Ron Paul’s Campaign

Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)
Saturday, January 7th at 5:50PM EST

Supporters of Ron Paul produced a hit job on Jon Huntsman attacking Huntsman over his adopted daughter. His daughter, ftom China, was left for dead in a market and the Huntsmans intervened, got her back to good health, and adopted her.

Someone put up a video attacking Huntsman adoption as proof that Huntsman is a foreign agent.

The video began circulating among Ron Paul supporters and when Huntsman called them out, the Ron Paul campaign swung into high gear and produced a report that I can only venture to suspect was written by someone hopped up on gardasil, having acquired the mental retardation Michele Bachmann warned us about.

The Ron Paul campaign — NOT SUPPORTERS, BUT CAMPAIGN — analysis concludes that Jon Huntsman attacked his own daughter in an attempt to smear Ron Paul.

Yes, friends, it has come to that level of dain bramage.

While the media is licking its chops over the he said – he said of the Ron Paul “analysis” I should note that ridicule of the families of the other candidates is par for the course for Ron Paul supporters.

Here’s a Paul supporter on Ron Paul’s wall on Facebook ridiculing Rick Santorum’s family:


The Paul campaign could have had the common decency to just say it was a supporter and condemn the attack on Jon Huntsman and his daughter.

But the Paul campaign seems only willing to condemn black people, Jews, and gays. Everyone else is fair game, including the children of other Presidential candidates.

What’s even more disturbing though is the Politico and other news outlets treating the Ron Paul defense as legitimate and questioning the Huntsman campaign. That’s not something the media even did to John McCain in 2000 with the awful attacks on him in South Carolina.

Pitiful all around.

Fistgate: Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s 2000 Conference Promoted ‘Fisting’ to 14 Year-Olds

Fistgate: Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s 2000 Conference Promoted ‘Fisting’ to 14 Year-Olds

Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 1990. In 2007 Kevin Jennings was paid $273,573.96 as the executive director of GLSEN. Recently he was appointed by the Obama administration to run the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education.

On Friday, Scott Baker from Breitbart.TV and Co-Host of ‘The B-Cast‘ submitted a shocking report on Obama’s deviant Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings. This report was posted at Gateway Pundit blog. Scott explained: (FULL STORY HERE)

Iraq welcomes Iran-backed group that bombed Americans

Political Role for Militants Worsens Fault Lines in Iraq

Education, Labor secretaries met with illegals at HQ

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Education Secretary Arne Duncan met at the Department of Education with a group that, according to the Department of Labor's newsletter, included a "majority" of people who were "DREAMers."

Obama to share missile secrets with Russia

President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is prepared to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia.

Obama's recess appointments: An impeachable offense?


Constitution: President Obama's nonrecess "recess appointments" can't be excused as over-the-top electioneering. This president has crossed over from socialistic extremism into lawlessness and, perhaps, impeachability.

Obama escalates appointments crisis, claims Cordray has full powers without Senate approval

President Barack Obama today escalated his claimed power to appoint top officials by announcing that his financial-sector appointee also has authority that is legally reserved only for an official who has been confirmed by the Senate.

Full Story Here

Tracking the unreported (15.6%) unemployed

President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 after having campaigned on the broad promise of "hope" and "change." However, to stay in office, there is one thing President Obama should hope for: an improvement in the employment picture before the 2012 elections.

Fugitive Lib Dem donor Michael Brown arrested

Multi-millionaire fraudster and Liberal Democrat donor Michael Brown has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after going on the run, police said.

Obama Immigration Abuses To Face Congressional Scrutiny

Another Obama administration scandal in the works?

Obama’s NLRB Appointees Weren’t Even on List of Nominees

The White House is pushing the narrative that President Obama’s blatant disregard of ethics, precedent and the law was due to obstruction from Republicans in the Senate. In the case of his appointees to the NLRB, it goes beyond stretching the truth, it’s a blatant lie...

Oh, you progressives are really going to enjoy the next Republican president

You Democrats are a short-sighted bunch.

But that goes without saying, I suppose, since your philosophy of Utopianism has failed every time it's been tried throughout all of human history. But, I digress.

The Most Important Election This Year

Via the Transom, Nick Schulz in the USA Today argues that the recall elections for Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin are more important than the 2012 Presidential elections.

With Congress Away, Democrats Storm the House Floor

In a odd piece of political gamesmanship, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats took to an empty House floor on Friday morning to hammer home that they are in Washington to work on extensions of the payroll-tax holiday and unemployment benefits – while Republicans are not. MORE

Obama Labor Politburo Now Publishing Patently Bogus Unemployment Propaganda

Sure, "the unemployment rate dropped to 8.5%". And a unicorn-riding leprechaun is sprinkling gold nuggets like BaconBits™ on my front lawn at this very moment.

Obamacare at the Supreme Court

Can the Individual Mandate Be Severed?

Joe Arpaio will chair Perry’s Arizona campaign

Well, this should be interesting, and it does make me smile :) Even though, of course, I’m “heartless” because I don’t think illegal aliens should get tax-payer funded US educations. Or think that the government should force children to get a Gardasil injection against their parents wishes. But maybe that’s just me. I’m still trying to find the good that eclipses those very serious issues for me. Maybe some of you can help me along.

Right-to-Work Law Advances in Indiana; House Dems Again No-Shows

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A Republican-dominated Indiana Senate committee endorsed the right-to-work bill that has prompted a three-day standstill in the Indiana House.

The Senate labor committee voted 6-4 to send the bill to the full Senate, where the GOP holds a 37-13 majority and the party’s leader has made its passage a top priority. The bill would prohibit contracts between companies and unions that require workers to pay representation fees.


Minutes after that vote, the House again was unable to convene as most Democrats stayed away in protest of the proposal.

Read more here.

Obama: How About a Pay Raise for Federal Employees?

This makes perfect sense. After all, a wise man recently informed Americans that the private sector is "doing just fine:"

Friday, January 6, 2012

r ABC News has learned that the Santorum campaign has brought in two million dollars in the last 48 hours

via Twitter:

ABC News has learned that the Santorum campaign has brought in two million dollars in the last 48 hours. #fitn

U.S. Rescues Iranian Fishing Vessel Held By Pirates

January 6, 2012
U.S. Rescues Iranian Fishing Vessel Held By Pirates

13 rescued, given food, water and medical care by the U.S. Navy

$730M fed loan to Russian-owned steel firm withdrawn after GOP challenge

$730M fed loan to Russian-owned steel firm withdrawn after GOP challenge
By Michelle Malkin • January 6, 2012 06:05 PM

Capitalist's Rebellion One Year Anniversary

The coming year promises to be the most important year in media ever. Information will be more vital than ever before. We will be here through it all. And we hope you are to. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Pelosi: I’m darned proud of Obama for making these illegal recess appointments

Some said she’d never top her infamous reply when asked to explain the constitutional basis for ObamaCare’s mandate, but you know Nancy — always striving to improve....

Even Obama Agrees that the Senate Was Not in Recess

Defenders of President Obama’s unprecedented “recess” appointments of Richard Cordray to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members to the National Labor Relations Board argue that the Constitution is vague on when Congress is in session and that the President can therefore take a “functionalist” approach that considers whether the Senate is available to vote on nominations.

Yet even the President doesn’t buy that argument.

History changed by act of mercy?

How a four-year-old Adolf Hitler was saved from certain death ...

JESSE VENTURA SAYS SEALS DESERVE TO DIE

video here

Students Laugh When Obama Tells Them "You Inspire Me"

During his opening remarks at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, President Obama got laughs when he told students that they inspire him.

"I want you to know you're the reason that I ran for this office in the first place. You remind me what we are still fighting for," Obama said to tepid cheers.
"You inspire me," Obama said to an audience that laughed at him.

REAL CLEAR VIDEO HERE

Queens man who shot machete-wielding tenant sentenced to 4 1/2 years for gun charges

A Queens man acquitted of murder still has to spend a few more weeks in prison after he was sentenced to 4 1/2 years today for gun charges tied to the weapon he used to defend himself.

MSNBC's Financier – Mitt Romney

Are you curious how former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney became a very wealthy man? Apparently, his investment company, Bain Capital, is bankrolling the President Barack Obama White House news network, MSNBC, a leftist cable news network that is floundering in TV ratings compared with Fox News.

Wow! Free pass to shower with opposite sex

'Disdain' for coed access makes you 'not credible'

Squatters in Texas Town Use Arcane Law to Claim Vacant Homes

Imagine coming back from an extended stay away from home only to find someone has set up shop in your house, claiming it now belongs to them. That’s just what’s happened in dozens of cases in Tarrant County, Texas, where the District Attorney says crooks are trying to use a decades old law to conduct a new scam.

Sheriff Joe to Eric Holder: ‘Prove it!’

Arpaio willing to go to federal court to vindicate his department

Disturbing condolences for the ‘Dear Leader’

Did you know that North Korea has its own website? Interestingly enough, it’s not hosted in North Korea and it’s not even registered to anyone there. It’s hosted in Spain and registered to some Spanish dude named Jesus Pinazo.

From the front page of the website (http://www.korea-dpr.com), I clicked through to a link memorializing the ‘Great Leader’. While condolences came in from such likely places as the Swiss Juche Idea Study Group, the Polish Youth Communism Organization, and New Dawn Magazine in Australia, there were also a number of individuals (including some Americans) who expressed their sadness at the passing of Kim.

For example:

Agency's Immigration Enforcement Claims Not Supported By Own Data

Syracuse, N.Y. — Case-by-case records provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that many fewer individuals were apprehended, deported or detained by the agency than were claimed in its official statements — congressional testimony, press releases, and the agency's latest 2010 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics.

Report says global climate deal hinges on Obama reelection

Prospects for striking a binding global climate deal by 2015 are probably toast if President Obama loses in November.

Mitt Romney's RINO Austerity Economics Make Him Least Electable

In 1980, George H.W. Bush was making much the same argument against Ronald Reagan that Mitt Romney is making this year. Bush argued that he was the most electable against hapless Jimmy Carter. The big money Republican establishment was behind Bush because they feared that Reagan was too radical to win, and would carry the entire party down to historic defeat, like Goldwater did. (Article continues)

Chinese airlines warn they will refuse to pay EU carbon tax

Beijing said it has deep concerns over the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which came into force on New year's Day and demands all airlines pay a green duty to offset carbon emissions.

HAMAS MULLS JOINING THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

The Muslim Brotherhood’s most prominent and notorious offshoot, Hamas, is reportedly considering formally joining the Egyptian Islamist group from which it spawned.

Obama: The Mask is Off

The mask is fully off. Barack Obama is the most corrupt, power-mad president in this nation's illustrious history. By his actions in bypassing Congress and making appointments that should be subject to Senate approval while the Senate is still in session and innumerable extra-constitutional actions since he became president, he is following in the footsteps of the despots who dominated the 20th century.

(Full Article Here)

Stop Insider Trading Dead In Its Tracks

Earlier this week, the Chicago Tribune ran a little noted editorial on the insider trading scandal plaguing Congress, calling out phony efforts to reform the rules and demanding that we finally put a stop to this outrageous and unethical behavior.

Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History?

Caucus Vote Counter Says Romney Mistakenly Given 20 Votes

14 suspects in gang-rape of Texas girl appear in court

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) - The first trials for more than a dozen men accused in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl may happen in March.

School 'made students perform pro-Occupy song'

Virginia School Accused Of Making Students Perform Pro-Occupy Song

District uses braclets to monitor kids at school and home

(St. Louis Today) When is the line crossed between better health and surveillance?

Doctors going broke

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke.

TSA + FBI + CIA = BASIC FIAT

Michael Savage: TSA + FBI + CIA = BASIC FIAT

Obama boasts about dictatorship

Real Clear Video:
Obama: "I Have An Obligation As President To Do What I Can Without" Congress

King Barack’s power grab

President Obama yesterday played a violent game of kickball with the US Constitution, making a number of high-level “recess” appointments — even though the Senate isn’t actually in recess.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Radio Jihad Show - Guest: Bare Naked Islam Founder

Tonight we will have Bonni the creator of Bare Naked Islam as our special guest.

Bare Naked Islam website was recently shut down for "content" violations by wordpress. However, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) took much credit and personal joy in having this site shut down. Meanwhile WordPress claims CAIR had nothing to do with the site being shut down. The BNI site will now be up until January 6, 2012.

Join us as we talk with Bonni and get the story straight from the source. Representatives from WordPress and CAIR are invited to call in as well.

Welcome to The Radio Jihad Show with your hosts Vito Esposito and Al.

The name of our show and network, Radio Jihad, is a purposeful play on words focusing on the very serious topic of America's national security from the threat of Codified Islamic Political Doctrine.

The Radio Jihad Show is our "Jihad" to educate Americans on the true nature of Islamic Political Jihad.

Codified Islamic texts, Umdat al Salik, defines Jihad this way: "Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion." Muslim advocacy groups here in the United States are deceiving the American people on what the true meaning of "Jihad"

Why would Muslims in America lie to the non-Muslim majority as to the true meaning of Jihad or Islamic Warfare against non-Muslims?

Now that you have the facts on Jihad, the Source material for our conclusion, you now have the obligation to educate all those within your sphere of influence.

As Vito says, "Mama Mia No Shariah"

Ron Paul Wins Endorsement From Nevada Prostitutes

Ron Paul Wins Endorsement From Nevada Prostitutes
Owner says, 'I'm pimping for Paul!'

Ruling And Reigning Since 2009

Leadership: A spokesman says the president "can't wait for Congress to act" and promised that he's "going to take action." This is the president who was "ready to rule" in 2008. Is he an elected chief executive or an emperor?

Obama Administration Launches Youth Jobs Program

Despite the failure of action on behalf of Congress to advance the youth jobs program in the stimulus bill, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Obama will act to "put our young people to work this summer."

Santorum has raised $1M since last night

Rick Santorum has raised just over $1 million since his eight-vote loss in Iowa last night, his top strategist tells POLITICO.

Herman Cain to launch 9-9-9 bus tour

Herman Cain announced his 'Cain's Solutions Revolution' on Wednesday night.
WAIT WHAT?

Communist Party Targets Veterans for Recruitment: How Will Their Skills be Used?

Always ready to recruit the embittered and disgruntled at any opportunity, the Communist Party USA has established a special veterans committee. The target – demobilized Iraq War veterans.

President Obama Becomes King Barack

Acting Like A King Isn't Among The President's Duties

The Tyrant Strikes

Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in the election-year fight for middle-class voters, Obama said: "I refuse to take `no' for an answer."

Meet the Taliban leader Obama wants to release from Guantanamo

The Obama administration wants to open peace talks with the Taliban and reward them before they even come to the table by releasing senior Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay.

“January Surprise: Is Obama preparing a trillion-dollar, mass refinancing of mortgages?”

Cause a crisis, then ride to the rescue as the champion fighting it. This is the way to power.

To borrow from Marx Vader (whom I’ve just now invented), “welcome to the Dark Side, Luke. What can I have other people get for ya’?”

Obama plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops

Obama plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops

Obama Officially Abandons Governing

While President Obama was in Hawaii, the White House put out word that he has stopped being president.

Instead, he plan to resume his preferred role as presidential campaigner. Meantime, the country will be run by . . . no one. READ MORE HERE

White House: When Congress Won’t Cooperate, Obama Will Take ‘Small, Medium and Large’ Executive Actions

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama is ready to take “small, medium and large” actions without the consent of Congress, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

A Free Nation Genuinely At Risk Of Enslavement

"I was against impeaching Obama. But, I am no longer. We were fools to elect him; we will remain fools if we do not rid our Presidency and White House of this evil, dishonest, sociopathic man."

Just Possibly The Most Crucial Year In Modern History

The world is an increasingly dangerous place and, under President Barack Hussein Obama, even more so for America. This is a man who identifies more with the stated enemies of this Republic than with American citizens.

A Tale of Two Mitts

VIDEO: A Tale of Two Mitts

A conservative blueprint for America

A conservative blueprint for America

Obama Team Calls Iowa Vote a Victory for “Extremists”

In what was clearly a by-the-script regardless of the outcome response, Barack Obama’s re-election manager Jim Messina declares the Iowa Caucus vote a victory for “Tea Party extremists”. Odd thing is – the candidate with the least support among Tea Party voters was the one who won. Ah - another lie by the Obama spin machine…

Are Democrats Using Ron Paul To Create Primary Election Chaos?

Recent polling indicates Republican candidate Ron Paul is receiving close to a majority of his support from voters who don’t affiliate with the Republican party. Could this scenario be an intentional plan to create chaos within the Republican primary race?

Blacks say too many Asians, whites at engineering school

Diversity urged at UC Berkeley engineering school

Pelosi bends immigration rules for gay couple

Gay San Francisco couple wins deportation reprieve

Obama goes to dictator mode

Bypassing Congress, Obama will appoint three to NLRB

Chamber of Commerce might sue over Obama appointment

Obama Administration Tests Constitutional Power After Controversial Appointment

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The NDAA's historic assault on American liberty

By signing into law the NDAA, the president has awarded the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens without trial

Chinese authorities clash with villagers over mosque

REPORTING FROM BEIJING -- Muslim villagers exploded in anger as Chinese authorities demolished a refurbished mosque scheduled for an opening ceremony Jan. 1, villagers and a human rights organization said.

Muslim youth kill Santa Claus

Muslim youth kill Santa Claus

Crisis of Leadership, Not Crisis of Capitalism

Crook: "Crisis of Leadership, Not Crisis of Capitalism"

Santorum, Romney in virtual tie


Santorum, Romney in virtual tie

What does bill allowing military detention of U.S. citizens say?

EXCERPTS FROM NDAA BILL

PRISON TERM

When Barack Obama, president of the United States of America, chose December 31, 2011 to sign the National Defence Authorization Act, it is unlikely that he thought of making it a new year's gift to his country....

The Fitting End to the First President of the Universe

The Fitting End to the First President of the Universe

Santorum's Experiment in Truth-Telling

Santorum's Experiment in Truth-Telling

Greek Tragedy: Political Effects of a Deep Global Depression

Greek Tragedy: Political Effects of a Deep Global Depression

Congratulations, Rick Santorum!!

Too early to know if he's going to be first or second in Iowa, but either way he deserves our congratulations!! He gives us hope that a decent, consistent, pro-life, pro-family, Christian conservative patriot can win this primary race and then go on to defeat Obama! Congratulations also to Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. You have all fought a great battle to this point.

We can be encouraged that over 50% of the Iowa electorate have totally rejected both the flip-flopping abortionist/socialist Mitt Romney and the deranged Ron Paul.

Will be interesting to see if this trend continues on through New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. I think by then we'll be able to clearly identify which pro-life conservative we should coalesce behind to defeat Romney!

Good luck in the race ahead. May the very best pro-life, pro-family, small government, big defense conservative be our candidate! Will be wonderful to have a candidate we can enthusiastically support for a change.

Game on!!

Court: Obama must be ‘constitutionally’ eligible

Judge denies president's motion to dismiss challenge to 2012 candidacy

Game On! Rick Santorum’s Amazing Victory Speech

Watch the whole thing as it was by far the best speech of the night, maybe even this contest

Obama eligibility challenges to move forward in Georgia

‘[A] minority of Americans have an absolute right to be protected from a non-natural-born-citizen being elected President’

Significant Number of Uncommitted Delegates in Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Significant Number of Uncommitted Delegates in Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Iowa-Bashing Snobs and Sore Losers

The Iowa caucuses may not have much predictive value, but they did a wonderful job of unmasking both elitist whingers on the left and incompetent whiners on the right.

Obama To Iowa Dems: "More Optimistic" About "Change" Than In 2008

In a video conference with Iowa Democrats on Tuesday night, President Obama made his case for another term. Obama outlined his progress during his first term and asked for their help in the upcoming campaign.

House to hold hearing on Obama visa 'abuses'

House investigators will hold a hearing this week on President Obama's immigrant visa application policy following an inspector general report that immigration enforcement bureaucrats pressure officers to approve potentially fraudulent immigrant visa applications

REPORT: OBAMA SPEEDS UP IMMIGRATION VISAS EVEN IF FRAUD IS SUSPECTED

RUBBER STAMP - Probe reveals feds pressuring agents to rush immigrant visas – even if fraud is feared

Michelle Obama Jokes: 'I Kind Of Like' Being Called Your Excellency

First Lady Michelle Obama is to make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of the popular Nickelodeon show iCarly.

Mexican Grand Warlock predicts Obama loss in 2012

Mexico's Grand Warlock predicted US President Barack Obama would fail to win re-election and two more Latin American leaders would be diagnosed with cancer, in a traditional New Year's forecast Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DRUDGE REPORT: RICK 29,046 MITT 28,928 NOW 118 VOTE DIFFERENCE!

RICK 29,051
MITT 28,938
NOW 113 VOTE DIFFERENCE!

RICK SANTORUM: Big Government Conservative?

An old but very relevant commentary by Jonathan Rauch

‘Occupy’ Crashes Rose Parade: Attacks ‘Corporate Greed’ With 70-Foot Nazi-Era Octopus Depicting Global Jewish Conspiracy

Are people so afraid to stand up against the hatred, public hatred broadcast for the entire world to see? The image of the octopus has been used in attacks on the Jews for over a century. Here's a roundup on the Jewish conspiracy octopus at the Coordinating Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism.

And the local organizers didn't even try to hide their hatred.

People keep saying that the Occupy movement is all about fairness and "getting money out of politics."

Right.

That's why Occupy organizers built a 70-foot octopus monstrosity to attack "corporate greed" on Wall street. And the talking points attack the "tentacles" of Wall Street: FULL STORY HERE

Santorum's fundraising soars along with his poll numbers

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Rick Santorum's poll numbers aren't the only thing on the rise. The former senator from Pennsylvania's fundraising figures are also skyrocketing.

Taking to Twitter, Murdoch Signals Support for Santorum

The media mogul Rupert Murdoch signaled his support for Rick Santorum on Monday evening, calling him the “only candidate with genuine big vision” for the United States.

Fox News' Alan Colmes Flips Out When Called Out For ‘Cheap Shot’ About Rick Santorum Baby (Updated)

In a wild exchange on Fox News’ Happening Now, longtime contributor Alan Colmes lost it a little bit when National Review‘s Rich Lowry pressed him over an attack on Rick Santorum‘s handling of the 1996 death of his newborn son.

Another horror story about government-run healthcare that cannot possibly be true according to Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman has told us that awful stories about government-run healthcare in Britain “are false.”

I guess this means that the media must be dominated by conservative liars, since we keep getting reports about substandard care and needless deaths (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here).

Ten Important Political Stories That Went Unreported In 2011

Ten Important Political Stories That Went Unreported In 2011

House of Reps drafts online piracy act, pirates stuff online

"Which, of course, means that the entire House of Representatives could be added to the list of SOPA offenders."

The 50 most obnoxious quotes of 2011

The 50 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2011 (8th Annual)

Top 10 Townhall Articles of 2011

2011 has been an amazing year at Townhall, and you, the readers, have been amazingly loyal. Here are the top ten most-read articles that were on Townhall over the past year....

The EPA: Enemy of Civilization

I can come to no other conclusion that Lisa Jackson and the rest of President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency are bound and determined to de-industrialize America. And I can prove it. Please consider the following panoply of headlines from around the country:

How to Confront the Anti-Israel Fixation of the Left

PJ Advice Columnist Belladonna Rogers on how to challenge the Israel-bashers and how to tell when their efforts to delegitimize Israel are based on anti-Semitism.

Ten 2011 Examples of Major Media Malfeasance

Ten 2011 Examples of Major Media Malfeasance
It will get even worse in 2012.

The 10 biggest political debacles of 2011

Written By : John Hawkins

My latest Townhall column is called, The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2011. Here’s an excerpt from the column.

Obama finds his foil in bid for 4 more years: Congress; President puts his agenda in the House on hold in a new, go-it-alone approach

President Barack Obama is heading into his re-election campaign with plans to step up his offensive against an unpopular Congress, concluding that he cannot pass any major legislation in 2012 because of Republican hostility toward his agenda.

Iowa Democrats re-examine choice

ATLANTIC, Iowa - Terry Mathisen's face tightened at the name. "Barack Obama," he said, shaking his head on his way out of a coffee shop in this outpost 80 miles west of Des Moines.

Newt Gingrich's campaign bus pulled out of town a few minutes earlier, and Mathisen, 61, could have easily blended in with the crowd of Republicans who showed up to see the candidate at a Coca-Cola bottling plant.

Mathisen, though, is a Democrat and supported Obama in 2008.

"I just wish I hadn't have done it," he lamented Saturday, explaining.....

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Obama faces rough ride to keep keys to White House

America goes to the polls this year with Barack Obama facing an uphill struggle to retain the White House keys.

Iraq Is Destabilized In Wake Of Pullout

With President Obama appeasing his liberal base by completing a full pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq this month, the public is decidedly glum about the future of the country Americans spent so much blood and money liberating.

IOWA GOP BRACES FOR OCCUPY HACKERS

Republicans across Iowa are bracing for trouble on Tuesday, concerned that caucus sites will be the next stop for the Occupy protesters who've staged demonstrations and disruptions at election events across the state.

Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old Girl

Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old Girl

Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents.

New laws take effect -- 40,000 of them!

About 40,000 state laws taking effect at the start of the new year will change rules about getting abortions in New Hampshire, learning about gays and lesbians in California, getting jobs in Alabama and even driving golf carts in Georgia....
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Obama-Endorsed Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood vows not to recognize Israel

Egyptian party's deputy leader tells 'al-Hayat' that they won't negotiate with Israel, will seek to cancel peace treaty.

Iran claims to have produced its 1st nuclear fuel rod

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable of, the country's nuclear agency said Sunday.

Left-wing Gov. Brown signs 760 new laws for 2012

Of 760 bills signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, most take effect Jan. 1. Here are some highlights.

Romney, Santorum gain momentum down stretch in Iowa

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney was all business, Rick Santorum was all smiles and Newt Gingrich pleaded for Iowans to punish negative ads as they fanned out across Iowa on Sunday searching for late momentum ahead of Tuesday’s caucuses.

Obama signed defense act - now what?

The National Defense Authorization Act greatly expands the power and scope of the federal government to fight the War on Terror, including codifying into law the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects without trial. Under the new law the US military has the power to carry out domestic anti-terrorism operations on US soil.

Incomes have dropped 6.7% during Obama 'recovery'


New evidence suggests there’s a reason why this economic “recovery” hasn’t felt much like a recovery. Figures from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, compiled by Sentier Research, show that the “recovery” has actually been harder on most Americans than the recession from which they’ve allegedly been recovering.

Monday, January 2, 2012

How About Santorum?

How About Santorum

Fox claims that Romney holds a small lead in the polls over Paul and Santorum in Iowa. I don't like Romney because of Romneycare. I don't like Paul because his foreign policy of complete disengagement is looney, in my opinion.

What do you think about Santorum? The Conservative Lady likes him. Maybe he is a good candidate.

And Just A Conservative Girl pointed out that Bachmann even said he would make a good Attorney General or VP if she is made President. That is high praise.

ACLU Gives Ron Paul Higher Grade Than Obama

ACLU report card finds fault with Obama, rivals

LATEST IOWA POLL

Latest Iowa Poll Here

Santorum Appears to Have Momentum Going into Tuesday Night

The final Des Moines Register poll shows the former Pennsylvania senator rising in Iowa. Also, PJ Media Is Going to Iowa.

The man who wouldn't take "no" for an answer

Monday, January 2, 2012
The man who wouldn't take "no" for an answer

The Republican primary is interesting, in that the supposed front runner (Mitt Romney) can't seem to break past 25% support in the polls. There have been a lot of challengers - Perry, Cain, Gingrich - and all have faded. When that happens, you'd expect Romney's support to tick up a couple points. After 3 or 4 times, he should have picked up 10-15% more support. So where is he?
The Des Moines Register poll, in an unusual announcement, revealed that Santorum was much stronger in interviews that were conducted on the final two days of the four-day survey period than in the first two days. Santorum placed second to Romney in that later period. The overall results were Romney at 24%, Paul at 22%, and Santorum at 15%. But in the final two days, Romney was at 24%, Paul was down to 18%, and Santorum was at 21%.

Romney is Mr. Twenty-Five Percent..... continued here

OBAMA'S FAILURE TO PASS A BUDGET IN 2009 AND 2010 PROVES HIS MALFEASANCE AND EXPLAINS THE CURRENT BUDGET AND DEBT IMPASSE

OBAMA'S FAILURE TO PASS A BUDGET IN 2009 AND 2010 PROVES HIS MALFEASANCE AND EXPLAINS THE CURRENT BUDGET AND DEBT IMPASSE


The legacy media is trying to blame the GOP for the fiscal mess in Washington.

THIS IS BULLS*IT.

Need proof? Simple: Obama failed to pass a budget in 2009 and 2010 when the Congress was COMPLETELY CONTROLLED by his own party and run by Read and Pelosi.

Then he failed to get behind the BI-PARTISAN Simpson-Bowles Commission plan - throwing the commission HE FREAKING APPOINTED under the bus.

Whenever the GOP is attacked for the debt-ceiling fiasco or fights over continuing resolutions needed in the absence of a budget they should bring this up.

Obama's leadership record on budgetary issues and the debt is HORRIFIC.

No rational person can blame the current political stalemate on the GOP; (though the legacy media is trying.)

Senate’s Most Anti-gun Republican Member Vulnerable in Primary

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Happy New Year from all of us at Gun Owners of America

And we would also like to extend best wishes to Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging anti-gun Senator Richard Lugar in next year’s Republican primary.

Dick Lugar is without a doubt the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. Senate.

He voted in favor of President Obama’s two picks for the Supreme Court -- Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – who deny the existence of an individual right to bear arms.
Lugar voted against repealing the gun bans in national parks and in Washington D.C.
He voted in favor of waiting periods for handgun purchases and he supports banning many semi-automatic firearms.
And Lugar was the only Republican Senator to refuse to sign a letter opposing a massive UN small arms treaty.

As you can imagine, Dick Lugar is one of the anti-gunners’ best friends in the Senate. READ MORE

Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan

It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros.

Armed Victims 9 - Armed Robbers and Burglars 0


There’s several well known anti-firearms rights groups that highlight the number of children shot by guns in its anti-gun rights messages. But, there’s the fact that many of that number of those "children" use guns to commit crimes and got themselves shot or killed. Its undeniable that lumped into that group of “children” in a misleading way are those criminal teenagers who are counted as “children," age 13 to 19, in their statistics when they are shot. Many of those “children” are gangbangers or other assorted teenage criminals who do their criminal business with guns just as their adult criminal counterparts who also use guns in the course of their violent crimes do. The teens take their chances in getting hurt or shot in the commission of crimes just as adult do.

One of those “children” sure to be added to their statistics is the 18 year old “child” in...

The Genocide Doctrine

Whether or not Ron Paul actually said that he would not intervene to stop the Holocaust, there is nothing particularly extraordinary about this position. The United States has never intervened to stop a genocide. Not in WW2 and not since when several genocides have taken place, most notably in Africa, without any military intervention.

The United States did participate in two NATO...

Ron Paul, Reagan, and Republican Youth

Star Parker
Jan 02, 2012

"The materialism and moral relativism that created our left wing culture is now infecting our youth on the right. Young Republicans may be pushing back on government, but too often now their motivation is like their left wing contemporaries. A sense of entitlement and an interest in claiming rights with little interest in corresponding personal responsibilities."

Scarborough: 'There Will Be Blood' If Romney Seen Cruising To Nomination

On Morning Joe today, Scarborough predicted "there will be blood" among conservatives if they see Romney cruising to the nomination. Video...

AP ‘top 10’ list confirms media still ignoring Fast and Furious story

The other stories selected were all noteworthy in their own ways as well, but there is one more that is remarkable in its absence from inclusion: Fast and Furious.

Obama-Endorsed #Occupy Criminals Start Off New Year By Stabbing Cop

The #Occupy thugs tore down the barricades at Zuccotti Park last night and surrounded the police until reinforcements were called in.

(includes video)

U-T Person of the Year: The U.S. Marine

Marine recruits from 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Company L , about to begin their graduation ceremony from boot camp, remain under their drill instructor's watchful eye at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. — Nelvin C. Cepeda

Today, the U-T launches a new tradition. Each Jan. 1, we will honor the Person of the Year, an individual or category of individuals with San Diego ties.

Who Are the 25 Most Powerful Unelected People in America?

Barry Sussman: Who Are the 25 Most Powerful Unelected People in America?

No longer just theories: The top 10 conspiracy facts of 2011

(NaturalNews) 2011 was the year in which many conspiracy "theories" became conspiracy FACTS. Articles that used to earn you a tinfoil hat designation suddenly were front-page news stories across the country. The world is stranger than we can imagine, it seems, and 2011 proved it yet again.

Here are the top ten conspiracy facts that emerged over the last year:

Jobless Ohioans try for disability

Many scramble for help when unemployment benefits run out.

Cardiologist works to reuse pacemakers for patients in India

Dr. Daniel Mascarenhas has a heart for recycling.

The local cardiologist, is part of a study to remove pacemakers from deceased bodies and supply them to impoverished patients in Bombay, India.

Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demonstrations

Cambridge University students have underperformed in exams because they ditched their studies to protest about tuition fees, according to the Provost of King’s College.

Confident Romney Draws Contrast With Surging Santorum

ATLANTC, Iowa - With only days to go until the GOP primary contest finally begins in earnest, a new set of polling has brought forth a new anti-Romney candidate in the race, and today for the first time, Mitt Romney was asked by reporters to draw contrast between himself, and the surging former Sen. Rick Santorum.....

Hollywood Fires Started By Extreme Occupied Wall Street Protesters ?

Posted on Sunday January 01, 22:36:52 GMT-0500 2012 by The_Obama_Gerbil

What Conservative Hasn't Made This Conclusion? It's just a matter of putting two & two together. Remember the threats to burn down Macys? And the latest protests in Los Angeles? The OWS Protesters have already given us the message whereas if they don't get their way, They Will Retaliate !!! Aren't you surprised this possible link hasn't been mentioned on the news yet? Then again, do you think the MSM will blame the Tea Party for the fires and upcoming acts of burning down cars and homes?

Santorum Schools Yet Another MSM Journalist on Obama’s Appeasement – This Time, NBC’s David Gregory

Last month, Sen. Rick Santorum schooled CNN’s Candy Crowley on the subject of President Barack Obama’s appeasement of America’s enemies.

Today, on NBC’s Meet the Press, it was David Gregory’s turn.

Will the year 2012 be an apocalyptic game-changer?

Amid a swirl of science, hucksterism and genuine spiritual belief, prognosticators say Dec. 21, 2012, will usher in a new era of nonviolence and sustainability or bring about TEOTWAWKI — survivalist shorthand for The End of the World As We Know It.

The 'Financial Repression' Trap

In capitals world-wide, policy makers deliberately obscure market prices and prevent informed judgments.

Palestinians plan diplomatic steps to put Israel under 'international siege'

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to meet Netanyahu's envoy in Jordan Tuesday for preliminary talks aimed at setting an agenda for peace negotiations.

Headed for a Photo Finish in Iowa

PPP Poll: Paul-20, Mitt-19, Santorum-18, Newt-14, Perry-10

50 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama

50 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama

The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking...........

Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering Sores

Once upon a time, the people of the United States constructed beautiful, shiny cities from coast to coast that were the envy of the entire globe. We had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen and life was quite good in America. But now....

Iran plans to boost output at joint oilfield with Saudi Arabia

Iran plans to increase production at the Forouzan oilfield, which is shared with Saudi Arabia, by 40 percent by the end of the next calendar year...

UK: Retailers face being "squeezed to extinction"

More shops will collapse into administration or announce store closures in the next couple of weeks, afters suffering from "profits squeezed to extinction" as well as a fall in sales over Christmas, according to the head of Britain's retail trade body.

They Think You Are Stupid

So whom do you think the Establishment is plugging for? And whom do you think they want to bury at all costs?

Protesters hold signs near Obama vacation rental

By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 04:00 p.m. HST, Dec 31, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 04:49 p.m. HST, Dec 31, 2011

About 20 people gathered this morning outside the security entrance to President Barack Obama’s vacation compound in Kailua to condemn U.S. wars, occupations, and torture.

The gathering was organized by a local faction of World Can’t Wait, a national activist group against alleged crimes by the U.S. government.

Protestors held up signs for a variety of issues, from supporting Wikileaks to ending U.S. support for Israel. Some motorists honked in support, while a few showed their opposition with hand gestures or shouting out the window.

Police officers in aloha shirts with the Civil Affairs Division monitored the two-hour protest, which ended at noon. Protestors and police said there were no problems.

Liz Rees, a World Can’t Wait organizer, said the group wanted to focus on torture because Obama has not kept his campaign promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. She said the group never saw Obama during the protest, but they were able to share their message with members of the public.

“I think it’s important (to raise attention about the issues) wherever the president is, even though he’s on vacation,” she said. “These are serious issues.”

Robert Stiver, 68, of Pearl City, carried a handwritten sign that said, “Stop enabling zionist Israel’s genocidal oppression of the Palestinians.”

He said he has opposed U.S. support of Israel since taking Arabic language and culture courses as a young man in the Army.

The Fear and Self-loathing of Liberals

Posted on Monday January 02, 02:49:29 GMT-0500 2012 by Crucial

I've often pondered what makes a liberal, a liberal. They tend to do so much damage throughout history and are incredibly difficult to defeat. Figuring out what makes them tick would seem to be priority number one. As I thought about it recently I came to a revelation that others have discovered but never fleshed out to my satisfaction. That revelation is that liberals fear and loathe their own humanity. Liberals loathe their own humanity because well, being human means being naturally flawed or seemingly so. I personally think that if we weren't flawed there wouldn't be any real challenges in life in exceling beyond our limitations.

Liberals apparently can't handle these innate flaws that come with being human and deep down that hurts their pride. They are mortified when they look inward, when they feel racially insecure, or think a sexist thought or feel a need to be greedy. They loathe themselves because of these all too human feelings and because of their shame they feel they must stamp them out and control them in others. They have to feel like they are above their human emotions so they can feel worthy of praise. Liberals fear being judged on their natural feelings.

Liberals don't understand that regardless of the past, that they are no better than their ancestors deep down, that controlling ones negative tendencies gives one character and strength. Ignoring that we are flawed and taking away others' choice to control their own bad behavior leads to a society that lacks self-control and builds resentment and actually encourages bad behavior.

This bad behavior originates because of this lack of self-control and because the aura of "holy purpose" liberals give to their crusades. One need only accuse someone of not being a convert the the liberals' "religion" of political correctness and you risk ostricism in various spheres of life. And so the free-thinking man or woman, where all innovation springs is handcuffed and gagged. Scientific and economic advancement stagnate as a result.

This need to control and regulate, however, leads to a type of totalitarianism that more cynical people would harness to enrich themselves in both wealth and power just for that purpose. Totalitarianism is begun by the well-meaning liberal and then they, being unsophisticated in human nature because they won't look inward, are then manipulated by the more cynical and ambitious among us. This is how freedom ends. I think it's happening now.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Same Old, Same Old – The Dance of the Corruptocrat Ruling Class

POLITICS TODAY: “Christopher Dodd, Sen. Lieberman’s former colleague, left office a pariah, statewide and countrywide, but quickly landed on his feet by becoming chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.”

The deeply corrupt ruling class takes care of its own, even as it works to destroy the liberties of ordinary Americans.

Obama Administration discovers the Constitution

Apparently they have a version that allows the Executive to spend unappropriated money if it serves his "constitutional responsibility" to wield power and hire friends.

I can't find that clause in my own copy. I just find "No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law." Maybe I've got an outdated version. But I'm sure my copy of the anti deficiency act is up to date. So is the provision making violation a felony.

Fast and Furious ... more to come

Melson denies his subordinates told him about F&F

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Article of the Year

Repo Men

From the December 19, 2011, issue of NR.
By Kevin D. Williamson

Presenting: the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners! #fab50

The moment you've been waiting for is here.

The votes are in. The anxious nominees' fingernails have been chewed down to the quick. And at least one blogger just excused himself to go to the bathroom (number two, apparently).

So we're more than pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards, the most prestigious new media awards in the conservative blogosphere. Or, at the very least, in the 993 area code.

These awards recognize a variety of blogs and websites operating in the conservative hemisphere of the Internet, all of which have worked tirelessly to protect America from Statism -- some in very unique ways.

So, without further ado, may I have the envelopes, please?

RECOGNITION: The best investigative bloggers of the year.

Sipsey Street Irregulars and David Codrea share "best investigative bloggers of the year". It certainly was well-earned, given their work on Fast and Furious!

Adam Bellow hopes to give voice to the tea party with new conservative imprint at HarperCollins

Attention, conservatives: Adam Bellow says this is your moment.

The intellectual left, he contends, is in a vacuum. The right is where there are ideas, variety, excitement. And Bellow, a former liberal who has made a career of pushing conservative writers and controversial issues to the forefront of American publishing, wants to hear from you.

Chelsea, Mass - Housing Authority manager Jacquueline Matos pays $300.00 dollars a year for her subsidised apartment

On Dec 19 we posted THIS. It concerned Chelsea, Mass director of Housing, Michael McLaughlin. He worked 15 days in 2011 and collected $360k in salary.

Now comes the story of a Chelsea, Mass Housing Authority manager named Jacquueline Matos and her Chelsea, Mass subsidised apartment.

The Spenders Won 2011

Republicans fell for Obama's backroom budget trap

The 20th Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union

December 31, 2011 4:05 pm

In addition to being the last day of the year, today is also the twentieth anniversary of the official end of the Soviet Union, when the last Soviet government institutions shut down.

Virginia AG Intervenes in GOP Ballot Dispute as Blocked Candidates Join Suit

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is intervening in his state's presidential primary dispute and plans to file emergency legislation to address the inability of most Republican presidential candidates to get their name on the ballot, Fox News has learned.

Meanwhile, four GOP candidates on Saturday joined fellow candidate Rick Perry's lawsuit against the state, urging the Board of Elections to either allow them on the ballot or at least refrain from taking any action until a Jan. 13 court hearing...

Obama to Target Congress in 2012 Re-election Campaign

Obama to Turn Up Attacks on Congress in Campaign

Obama Makes It Official: Suspected Terrorists Can Be Indefinitely Detained Without a Trial

Despite having once threatened to veto the bill due to controversial language about the treatment of suspected terrorists, the president signed the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on Saturday.

Leadership profile:

Rick Santorum seen as diligent, dedicated (part 6 in a series)

A drubbing on election night five years ago still haunts Rick Santorum’s bid for the presidency.

But relentless campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties and several key endorsements from social conservative leaders signal the Pennyslvania Republican has the potential to make a respectable showing in the 2012 Iowa caucuses.

Santorum shocked the experts in Pennsylvania in 1990 when the brash 32-year-old political novice unseated seven-term incumbent Democrat Doug Walgren for a U.S. House seat.

He proved it was no fluke when he won two years later in a newly drawn district. Then he was elected twice to the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, considered a swing state..... Read More

BONUS!!! See 230+ photos of Rick Santorum campaigning in Iowa.

Santorum's closing argument on Iowa TV


Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With three days to go until the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum's campaign is going up with a new TV commercial which says the former senator from Pennsylvania is the most qualified Republican presidential candidate to take on President Barack Obama.

The Santorum campaign says the ad starts running statewide in Iowa on Saturday. A top Santorum aide tells CNN the 30-second spot , which will be accompanied by radio commercials and direct mail, is the campaign's closing ad in the Hawkeye State and will run through Tuesday's caucuses, which kick off the primary and caucus calendar.

"Who has the best chance to beat Obama? Rick Santorum. A full-spectrum conservative, Rick Santorum is rock-solid on values issues. A favorite of the tea party for fighting corruption and taxpayer abuse. More foreign policy credentials than any candidate," says the commercial's narrator....

A new problem for Santorum in Iowa: Overcrowding

PELLA, Iowa - Rick Santorum encountered a problem here Saturday afternoon that his campaign was not experiencing as recently as a week ago: overcrowding.

With momentum apparently building for the former Pennsylvania senator, a crowd of well over 100 filled a room at the library in this city of 10,000 to overflowing. After some concerned conversations among local supporters about people perhaps being turned away, the event was moved outside amid uncharacteristically mild temperatures....

Obama Skips Christmas Statement But Issues Statement for Fake Holiday

God's Just a Campaign Tool for Him

Ron Paul and the Paranoid Fringe

Ron Paul: I Wouldn't Risk US Troops to Stop the Holocaust

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi: Livin' La Vida 1%

Big Government has obtained a photograph of House Minority Leader and Occupy Wall Street enthusiast Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with her husband Paul at an exclusive, $10,000-per-night Hawaiian resort. In her day job, Leader Pelosi spends a lot of time worrying about 'income inequality.' She was...

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Americans Deserve the Best

Top Ten Republican Candidates for President in a Brokered Convention

Seven Devastating Facts About 2012

As we enter 2012, the presidential candidates would do well to wrap their minds and messages around these seven mathematical facts:

It’s the Math, Stupid!

The 50 Funniest Headlines Of 2011

The 50 Funniest Headlines Of 2011

(Culture Buzz: Two of these headlines involve meatball subs.)

10 Things Our Kids Will Never Worry About Thanks to the Information Revolution

You know you’re getting old when you start using the same sort of “kids these days” rants with your children that your parents threw your way long ago.

I caught myself doing this recently when I was lecturing my kids about how lucky they were to not have to get off their duffs every time they wanted to change the channel on TV. I had to explain to them how, back in those Non-Digital Dark Ages of the 1970s, their Grandpa used me as his remote control. I also lamented to my kids that we only had 4 or 5 channels “on the dial” from which to choose in the Chicagoland area. It was at that point my daughter asked me what “on the dial” meant............... (continued)

Twitter's 15 Major Milestones in 2011

Much like any other year, 2011 experienced major events that shook the world, whether the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East or the worldwide protests led by Occupy Wall Street.

But in 2011, microblogging service Twitter was at the epicenter of these events, broadcasting minute-to-minute updates and firsthand experiences from users to the rest of the world.

For protesters, Twitter served as a primary communicator to connect with other protesters and civilians, organize meetings and post pictures and videos of uprisings. Unfortunately, hundreds of protesters who encouraged violence via social media, or who were photographed and filmed taking part in the violence, were prosecuted.

Check out the gallery to see more of Twitter’s major milestones in 2011.

An Iowa Caucus Primer

How the Process Works

Margaret Thatcher Debunks the Leftist Agenda on Income Equality

The statists are making a big issue out of income inequality, hoping to convince ordinary Americans that redistribution is their only hope for a better life.

I’ve explained with a pizza analogy that this is horribly misguided because it falsely assumes the economy is a fixed pie.

Simply stated, it doesn’t make sense – or help anybody – if inequality is reduced by policies that hurt everyone, but happen to hurt upper-income people more than lower-income people.

Moreover, redistribution tends to create a “poverty trap” as people get seduced by dependency.

That’s why I’ve argued that economic growth is the best way of helping the less fortunate.

But I have to admit that Margaret Thatcher does a much better job of eviscerating the left’s agenda on this issue..... MORE HERE

The Only Place Ron Paul Should Be Elected President.

Top 10 Worst Federal Rules of 2011

Hindsight is supposed to be 20/20, but looking back on the past 12 months, it’s tough to see any sense in many of the Administration’s regulatory missteps. Of course, there are bound to be a few howlers when government churns out more than 3,500 rules in a year, including dozens unleashed by Obamacare, Dodd–Frank, and the perpetually errant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But by any standard, 2011 brought forth a remarkable number and variety of regulatory blunders.

Fair warning: Our Top 10 list may prove fatal to any bit of faith in government as a “fixer,” if faith somehow has managed to survive despite all evidence to the contrary. In any event, it should steel our resolve to fight the Leviathan in the coming year......

Paul: Hamas was created by Israel

Not long ago, Newt Gingrich got into some trouble for claiming that the Palestinians are an “invented people,” although there is some basis for that statement, as prior to the British Mandate there was no such official designation for “Palestine” — and the British clearly included present-day Jordan as a major part of “Palestine” in the mandate. Another Republican candidate offered a history lesson on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2009, a moment recalled by Jeff Dunetz in this clip from the House floor. In it, we discover that Israel “started” Hamas as a counterweight to Yasser Arafat, or something, and manages to blame the CIA for radicalizing Muslims and the US for supplying weapons and funds that “kill Palestinians”:

YouTube Video: Ron Paul on The House Floor Israel Created Hamas.flv

10 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About Ron Paul

Presidential!

He knows how crazy his conspiracy theories about The Illuminatis are, so he initially deflects the question ("What do you think the Bildersbergers are doing?") with an empty demurral. Then the questioner asks it a second and third time, and he can no longer counterfeit his beliefs; he offers up the Illuminatis conspiracy.

Remember, we're fighting a "phony war" against Al Qaeda, and it's all ginned-up neocon nonsense that Iran is cooking up a nuclear bomb, and Hamas was created by Israel.

But the thing we've got to really keep our eyes on is the Bildersbergers and Trilateral Commissioners.

10 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About Ron Paul

Kwanzaa Is The Ultimate Fraud, Has A Facist Goal

If you are like me you woke up one day and the "holiday season" Christmas and New Year's became a trio with the addition of something called Kwanzaa. Oh sure there were rumblings of a new holiday, but who would have thought that something invented by a Black separatist group in 1966 will now be considered by some people in this overly politically correct world as a holiday on par with something like Christmas.

The man who created the holiday, Maulana Karenga was a convicted violent felon. In 1971 Karenga was convicted of torturing..........

5 economic heroes (and zeroes) of 2011

It was another dreary year for the U.S. economy and political scene. But the combo did generate some heroes and, unfortunately, some zeroes. First, the good guys:

25 members of Congress with LOWEST net worth

These lawmakers had the lowest net worth in 2010 according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, based on disclosures filed by the leaders.

Top 10 dumbest statements of 2011

Here is a list of the top 10 dumbest comments of the year, or at least the top 10 dumbest comments I could recall — with some aid from my Daily Caller colleagues...

The Most Arrogant President Ever

What is worse, being endorsed by a racist or a communist?

Because of his semi-frontrunner status in Iowa, Ron Paul is now attracting some negative attention, including the fact that he received a $500 campaign contribution from an avowed racist.....

Girls Scouts found to have left-wing agenda?

Left-Leaning Girl Scouts Promotes Soros, SEIU Funded Media Matters For America:

Are You Being Tracked?

8 Ways Your Privacy Is Being Eroded Online and Off

How the feds are tracking your kid

Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent?

Under regulations the Obama Department of Education..........

Rove: Political Predictions for 2012

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or both will leave the Democratic leadership by year's end.

WordPress Takes Down “Bare Naked Islam” Blog After Threats From CAIR

Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, December 29, 2011, 6:57 PM


WordPress took down Bare Naked Islam Blog today after threats from CAIR.

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The Welfare State's War on Religious Liberty

The case for limited government is becoming increasingly inseparable from the case for religious liberty. Yesterday, the New York Times published a lengthy article on the battle between the Catholic Church and various arms of the leviathan welfare state. The church is battling Obama administration requirements that Catholic schools and hospitals cover contraceptives in their health plans, battling Obama administration decisions to freeze Catholics out of contracts to aid sex-trafficking victims, and battling the state of Illinois over state requirements that Catholic charities place kids with same-sex couples. These fights come after the Catholic church famously shut down its adoption services in Massachusetts rather than bow to state demands that it place children in same-sex households. The Times sets ups the battle for religious liberty as a matter of right of access to government contracts:

Economic Survey

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December 30, 2011

obama's policies 'fair' or 'poor'

None of the 36 economists polled rated his performance as 'excellent'

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President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the US economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals, an Associated Press survey of economists found.

The economy, and who bears responsibility for it, is likely to be a decisive issue when voters to go the polls next November.

The White House Scandals See-No-Evil Deniers Ignore

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MICHELLE MALKIN

With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.

Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May -- while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol Hill -- that "one of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals."

Conveniently, he defines scandal as a "widespread elite perception of wrongdoing."

The String-Pullers - Channeling TR, President Obama advocates rule-by-elites

Barack Obama initially ran for president invoking Abraham Lincoln, then looked to Franklin D. Roosevelt and even appealed to Ronald Reagan. He began campaigning for reelection as Harry Truman running against a "do nothing" Congress. But now, at long last, he has revealed that his heart truly lies with the old Bull Moose progressive, Theodore Roosevelt.

In a pilgrimage to the small town of Osawatomie, Kan., President Obama has given the defining address of his administration. Osawatomie is where Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 delivered his famous speech calling for a "New Nationalism" and launching his campaign for a third presidential term, which ultimately led him to bolt from the Republicans and run as the Progressive-party candidate.

Osawatomie was Roosevelt at his most progressive, and so it was for Mr. Obama.....

The right Republican

Although the presidency is theirs for the taking, America's Republicans are in danger of throwing it away

IN JANUARY the battle to become the world's most powerful person begins—with small groups of Iowans "caucusing" to choose a Republican nominee for the White House. It is a great opportunity for them. Barack Obama is clearly beatable. No president since Franklin Roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment as high as it is now; Mr Obama's approval rating, which tends to translate accurately into vote-share, is down in the mid-40s. Swing states like Florida, Ohio and even Pennsylvania look well within the Republicans' grasp.

Yet recent polls show.....

'Anonymous' exposes 75,000 credit card numbers


Hacker collective Anonymous has just dumped 200 GB of names, email addresses and passwords for around 860,000 Stratfor users. Anonymous also exposed credit card numbers for 75,000 paying customers of Stratfor.

Stratfor, a security think tank, provides reports on international security and related threats to government and military personnel as well as to the private sector.

North Korea attacks world's 'foolish politicians'

Any hopes that North Korea may soften its rhetoric under Kim Jong-un were dashed overnight, as Pyongyang released an uncompromising message to foreign powers.

Iran test-fires missiles in key oil waterway

Tehran said it will test-fire missiles in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, a move likely to stoke tensions with Washington already running high over Iran's threats to close the strategic oil waterway if sanctions are enforced.