this will get you thinking about what is going on at the boarder
this will get you thinking about what is going on at the boarder
The debate over the TSA security measures comes down to two options. Either subject everyone to strip searches or accept the possibility of being blown out of the sky. The authoritarians champion the first option and the libertarians champion the second option. But there is another way. A third option.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he will join fellow Republicans in supporting a temporary ban on earmarks, a move that reflects the force of the anti-spending mood in Washington.
Rall has no problem in appearing at a bookstore that celebrates an ideology that has resulted in more than 100 million deaths since the Communist Manifesto.
The United States financial system is a rickety, leaking boat, and rather than bailing it out, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is pouring more water in.
The signs of the sinking system are coming on furiously now. The price of gold tells the story. The state of the "too big to fail" banks is another sign.
You remember One America Votes.
Before the midterm election, the open-borders group (funded by Soros, SEIU, and the usual prog suspects) sent out illegal alien canvassers to drum up Democrat votes in Washington state.
The story isn't over. My friend and Washington state blogger/watchdog Stefan Sharkansky -- who has successfully exposed election fraud before -- scoured campaign finance records and found that OAV apparently failed to file as a registered political committee.
Readers know I've been one of DHS Secretary Janet Clownitano's most vocal critics -- dating back to 2006, when she supported a disgraceful 9/11 memorial in Arizona poisoned by left-wing radicalism, through 2008, when the shamnesty wolf in enforcement clothing was tapped by Obama to head DHS, and, of course, over the past two years as she demonized conservative activists, botched 9/11 history, and turned homeland security into a bigger joke that it already has been.
Corruptocrat Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) faces his delayed House ethics trial today at 9am Eastern -- though reports say he may not show. Stay tuned for updates.
Illegal immigration and Arizona's law to crack down on illegal immigration is still making headlines. People are becoming aware of just how bad the border situation and illegal immigration problem really is and they are fighting back. It is our country and we are no longer willing to accept uninvited guests who are demanding we change our house to fit their needs.
My name is Michael Roberts, and I am a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., based in Houston (that is, I still am for the time being). This morning as I attempted to pass through the security line for my commute to work I was denied access to the secured area of the terminal building at Memphis International Airport. I have passed through the same line roughly once per week for the past four and a half years without incident. Today, however, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at this checkpoint were using one of the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) systems that are currently being deployed at airports across the nation. These are the controversial devices featured by the media in recent months, albeit sparingly, which enable screeners to see beneath people's clothing to an extremely graphic and intrusive level of detail (virtual strip searching). Travelers refusing this indignity may instead be physically frisked by a government security agent until the agent is satisfied to release them on their way in what is being touted as an "alternative option" to AIT. The following is a somewhat hastily drafted account of my experience this morning.
On the Health & Human Services website, there are currently 111 companies and organizations receiving temporary waivers from the glorious health care law that everybody loves. The labor unions, such as Local 25 SEIU and their 31,000 enrollees, are the most maddening. The same organization that helped ram through the law is seeking shelter from it while everybody else is subject to the idiocy.
Once, years ago, I was in a Midwestern State talking with a farmer. I raised the question of how much pesticide he used on his crop to ward off or kill insect predators or, in the case of weeds, how much herbicide.
"Look, my family and I eat a part of what I grow," he said. "Do you think I am going to put anything on the crop that would endanger them?" Good answer.
Thousands of Christians from Europe began a demonstration in Brussels on Saturday to protest the escalation of violence against Christians in Iraq and other nations in the Middle East.Syriac Christians have lived in the Muslim-dominated region for centuries and are but a small minority in countries such as Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Turkey. The protest march was organized in the wake of several violent attacks against the Christian community in Iraq, a segment of the population that fell from about 1.5 million to only 400,000 over the past decade.
One reason I'm a Sarah Palin fan is because she has an innate ability to cordially reduce her male critics testicles to the size of Raisinettes without compromising on class. Here's yet another example.
Karl Rove is on record as saying that Palin doing a reality sort of television show in Alaska "doesn't help people see her in the Oval Office."
In other words, "That's a chick-ish, unserious thing to do for somebody who may run for president."
Palin lobbed that weak volley back into Rove's court:
Now that the 2010 mid-term elections are over and (most of) the ballots have been counted, it's worth a look to see what issues played the greatest role in the election and what that may tell us about 2012.
Of course there are a lot of issues, but from a conservative Republican standpoint, the most important ones to identify are those which played the greatest role in motivating voters to support massive Republican gains at all levels of governance - and what might do so again the next time they head to the polls.
I mentioned earlier some of my quibbles with Professor Joseph Nye on the likelihood of continued American preponderance. Actually, my quibbles are even smaller than quibbles, if quibbles can be quantified. Mostly, our massive fiscal deficits are upsetting, and I'm hoping to have something to say on "American Profligacy and American Power," by Roger Altman and Richard Haass. But I have to admit I was caught off guard by this report at LAT, "China to Unveil Its Own Large Jetliner":
Historically, the Federal Reserve has had a poor record when it comes to correcting an economic slide into Depression.
In his book, "New Deal or Raw Deal?" historian Burton Folsom, Jr, asked and answered the question "What caused the Great Depression?" Among the factors he cited was the huge debt left over from World War One. In the United States, the national debt had ballooned from $1.3 billion to $24 billion in three short years, half of which consisted of loans made to the allies.
I spent yesterday evening in the company of a man whose grandfather spent much of the Holocaust dressed in a Nazi uniform. The difference between him and George Soros, is that he used that uniform as a disguise in order to find Jewish refugees and lead them to shelter. And that difference is a profound one. It is the difference between a perpetrator and a rescuer. Between a collaborator and a hero.
Soros did not wear a Nazi uniform, but he might as well have, because he aided in the persecution of the Jews of Europe, without compassion, without guilt and without regret. Various excuses have been made for his actions, and none of them hold the least bit of water.
All of PBS is sucking, at least partially, at the public trough. I've heard figures of anywhere from 2 to 7 percent. I suspect the latter, only because succeeding governments have never been shy about pumping money into liberal causes. Their donor lists are a who's who of very wealthy leftist foundations, all pumping money into them to support the leftist-socialist agenda.
A rally today at the U.S. Capitol pulled no punches in declaring President Barack Obama an "imposter" and "fraud" who should resign before a constitutional crisis of his own making rips apart the nation.
The rally was called by Philip Berg, a Pennsylvania attorney who runs the ObamaCrimes.com website and was the first to sue over allegations Obama is constitutionally ineligible to occupy the Oval Office.