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23Jun/12Off

Obama’s Justice: Upside-down

The important question to ask about Attorney General Eric Holder is: Whom does he protect and whom does he pursue?
Until recently, Holder claimed “deliberative privilege” to justify his refusal to comply with House Oversight Committee subpoenas for documents involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “Fast and Furious” program of 2009-2010. The infamous “gun-walking” program allowed Mexican smugglers to walk away with about 2,000 firearms, two of which were found at a December 2010 shootout that left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead.
On Wednesday, as the committee was ...

23Jun/12Off

Hiding Behind Executive Privilege

The failure of “Fast and Furious” demonstrates gross irresponsibility at the Justice Department — and an equally serious failure in judgment at the White House, which today has declared that it cares more about its immediate political prospects than about cooperating with a full and open investigation of government actions that abetted the murder of [...]

23Jun/12Off

The Biblical Foundation of Our Constitution

Obamacare is unconstitutional. The English Puritans who came here in the 1630s knew that the Old Testament has a great deal to say about civil government. And they came to build that shining city on a hill. They did not come here to escape from the World,to wait for the end of the World, andto [...]

23Jun/12Off

Psychoanalysis

Therapeutic analysis enjoyed a brief honeymoon and has since given way to more practical modes of treatment….not surprisingly. But its underlying validity as a science remains confirmed. And the academic rejection of Freud is totally unwarranted. In order to appreciate this subject, one has to distinguish its several aspects. It refers to a set of [...]

23Jun/12Off

Mitt Romney’s Sons: Dad’s a Prankster

OK, we already knew about Willard's penchant for pretending to be a policeman, and his fondness for holding down gay kids while he cut their hair, but in this Conan O'Brien clip Romney's sons shed new light on the pranks so beloved by their famous father.

For example, Mitt loves that one where he says, "This butter is spoiled, here, smell it," and then as soon as you lean over to smell it he pushes the butter into your face. Or whipped cream, that's also a hoot. Never gets tired of it. His kids fall for it every time.

Also see:
On 'Conan,' Romney Sons Describe Dad the Prankster


23Jun/12Off

Abortion is the Ultimate Child Abuse

Selfishness is the main motivation for abortion.   Outrage is expected from both liberals and conservatives on the issue of child abuse, but what about the ultimate child abuse of abortion? Liberals are usually strangely silent. As horrible as neglect, molestation, beatings, and desertion may be, murder of the helpless and innocent through abortion is [...]

23Jun/12Off

Public Comments on the Obama Administration’s “Accommodation”: Rescind the Mandate

“Rescind the mandate.” That is the demand of many public comments submitted by individuals and groups on the Obama Administration’s proposed “accommodation” to the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. In the midst of widespread outcry over the Administration’s mandate that nearly all insurance providers must cover abortion drugs and contraception, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tried to quell opposition by releasing an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” (ANPRM) on March...

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23Jun/12Off

Limbaugh’s Obama-Dissecting Book

Matt Barber recommends David Limbaugh's exposé, 'The Great Destroyer.' The endorsement “must read” is often thrown around loosely. That’s why I rarely use it. Still, author David Limbaugh’s new book, “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic,” is just that: a must read. Limbaugh, a nationally syndicated columnist, best-selling author and long-time attorney, [...]

23Jun/12Off

Holder Has Long Been Contemptible

I say Eric Holder should remain as Attorney General. The longer Holder remains in office and the angrier Americans become about “Fast & Furious”, the bigger an albatross Holder remains around the neck of President Obama.

While the House Oversight Committee has now recommended that Congress hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for [...]

23Jun/12Off

Inauspicious Beginning to the Most Important Election in Decades

The media coverage of the campaigns is saturated with ridiculous stories about…

The presidential nominees for the election this fall are set. The battle lines are drawn and the legions of supporters for each side are increasingly engaged. It is shaping up to be a monumental struggle, reflective of the fact – as we are [...]

23Jun/12Off

New Silicon Graffiti Video: Where Krugman Has Gone Before

Rather than shoot the new video in the newsroom set we typically use as home base, I decided to borrow a used Apollo capsule and Saturn rocket to make my way to Space Station V. What better place to discuss the alien invasion that’s about to strike planet earth?
Or at least the one that Paul Krugman of the New York Times has publicly called for on two different occasions, first during an interview with CNN host Fareed Zakaria in 2011, and then just last month on Bill Maher’s HBO series. ...

23Jun/12Off

Oddly twisted headline: Feds sue Arizona/Utah town for discriminating against the non-polygamous?

Here’s the actual headline:
Polygamous towns face federal lawsuit for religious discrimination
Officials of polygamous sect near Utah-Arizona border discriminate against nonmembers by putting their leader Jeffs above law, suit claims.
Shouldn’t any legal action against a “polygamous sect” somehow involve…polygamy? It is still illegal, isn’t it?
And if Justice isn’t going after them for polygamy, then…are they actually polygamous? If so, then why isn’t polygamy involved in the lawsuit? And if not, why are they being described that way?
Not that the allegations aren’t serious:
The U.S. Justice Department filed ...

23Jun/12Off

Onion: As Election Looms, Tea Party Is Quiet … Too Quiet


23Jun/12Off

Video: On Trolls, and Why Ignoring Them Isn’t Always the Best Solution


23Jun/12Off

Three Reasons to End Obamacare Before It Begins!

 

We're just days away from the Supreme Court's monumental ruling
on The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As we wait on
the high court's final ruling, it's a good time to review just why
the law is a bad idea from just about every possible angle. "3
Reasons to End Obamacare Before it Begins" was produced by Meredith
Bragg and Nick Gillespie and originally ran on March 25, 2012.
Here's the original text for the release:

As the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act - a.k.a. ObamaCare - goes before the highest court in the land,
here are three reasons to chuck the whole program even before it
gets underway.

1. It Represents the End of Limited Government.
The Supreme Court will issue its verdict later this spring of
course, but there's no question that if the government can force
you to do something simply because you exist and draw breath, 
then the American experiment in limited government is over and done
with. Whether it's the mandating of eating broccoli or buying
insurance, a government that can make you do whatever it wants just
ain't in the American grain.

2. Its Price Tag is Already
Ballooning.
 The latest government estimate of cost
tells us what we already knew. Health-care reform is going to cost
us a lot more than the arm and the leg it's supposed to save us.
The Congressional Budget Office is now saying that the
first full decade of Obamacare is going to cost about $1.8
trillion
 , or double the original estimate used to sell
the program.

3. Obamacare Won't Make Us
Healthier.
 Health insurance isn't the same thing as
health. Most of us might end up paying more for health care under
the new law, but there's precious little evidence that coverage
itself leads to lower medical costs. A 1993 study by the RAND
Corporation found that "for
the average person, there were no substantial benefits from free
care
 ." Not smoking, eating moderately, and not boozing it
up provide greater health benefits than any low-deductible,
low-co-pay insurance plan.

Produced by Meredith Bragg; written by Nick Gillespie, who also
narrates.

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23Jun/12Off

Fake Outrage of the Day: Obama Confiscated Latino Cutlery!

Another day, another right wing fake outrage, as the entire wingnut blogosphere erupts in idiocy over a Politico Drudge-baiting report that the Secret Service confiscated the forks and knives after dinner at President Obama's NALEO speech.

It doesn't take a genius to see how the wingnut crowd is going to spin this one -- it's not the Secret Service doing their jobs, it's Obama being a racisty racist again, because that's how racist he is.

Never mind that Obama's reception from the NALEO audience was overwhelmingly positive -- in the closed loop of the wingnut Bizarro universe, this is just more proof that they really hate him. The always effervescent Dan Riehl sums up the dunce point of view:

What was Obama's security detail thinking? They took away the Latinos' knives and forks before Obama entered and spoke, but there's no mention of "shivs." You know what those people are capable of, ... right? Man, his popularity really must be down.

Yeah, that's it. His popularity must be down among Latinos.