The Case for School Vouchers

John Stossel, Walter E Williams and Thomas Sowell comment on how market forces can improve education in America. http://www.libertypen.com

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Educational Hypocrisy - School Choice or Not School Choice

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Teachers Unions For School Choice - If You Have The Money...or the Status

When President Obama made the decision to send his children to private school, many complained that it was hypocritical.  On the surface, I would agree.  However, as a proponent of free-choice, I have no problem with his decision.  As a parent, he and his wife should make decisions which are the best for their children.  My problem is that he and many others don't believe that others should have the same freedom.


He publicly opposed and helped kill the DC Opportunity Scholarship program, which was a voucher program that allowed parents of students in under-performing schools to send their children to private schools, including the Sidwell Academy which the Obama's send their daughters to. The program was both popular and effective within the D.C. area, whose main beneficiaries were under-priviliged African-American families.  In this case you could actually run the headline - "Minorities Hardest Hit".

This is also another illustration that the teachers unions are not concerned in the least about children and the type of education they get.  They oppose school choice vouchers for two reasons.
One - money. The vouchers represent money that would normally go to these under-performing public schools, but which would now go to either better performing schools, or private schools.  Teachers in private schools are not in the unions, but are privately contracted. This would funnel less money into the unions.  Less money into the unions means less Power.
Two - Exposure. Students going to these new school typically see dramatic improvement in their performance and behavior. As parents become aware of this performance chasm, the gilding will be off of the public school monopoly.  They will see that the agenda of the teachers unions, and the billions of dollars that have been poured into failed social experiments disguised as education, have never been about the children.  It has always been about money and power.
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Gas Prices: Dems Blame You!

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The Road To $7 Gas

Back in 2008, when gas prices briefly cracked the $4 mark, Nancy Pelosi told the American people that the high prices were the result of have "two oil men in the White House". Now that gas prices are approaching the $4 national average, and have gone over $4 in some states, Pelosi and the Democrats are strangely silent. Well, almost.
President Obama, when asked at a recent town hall meeting about gas prices, made light of the man and his question by laughing and telling the man that if he's driving a car getting 8 mile per gallon, maybe he should go out and buy a hybrid.  In other words, it's your fault if your spending a lot on gas! Quite the contrast to Bill Clinton's "I feel your pain".

This President doesn't feel your pain, and has no intention of trying.  He is a cold and calculating.  The bottom line is this: He enjoys that gas prices are skyrocketing.  It fits right into his overall energy agenda.  Remember, then-Senator Obama stated in January 2008: "Under my plan of cap and trade, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket". Whether it be electricity or gasoline, Obama wants the prices to increase - dramatically.  Recently he stated that he wasn't concerned about gas prices going up, only that he was surprised how quickly it happened.
While he is making deals with Brazil to be a major exporter and drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, he is also loaning $2.84B to Columbia for expanding and upgrading refineries. Meanwhile, he and his administration are handcuffing oil companies from drilling, and building or upgrading refineries here in the U.S.
Now Obama has tapped what has become a politically tainted Justice Department to, surprise(!), investigate the oil companies for gouging the public on gas prices. This is the identical tactic that Democrats have used in the past, when gas prices go up.  In every case, the investigations find that gouging has not occurred by the companies.
In all of his Alinsky-like glory, Obama has created a crisis and is now using the oil companies as his bogeyman, with the full knowledge that the media will dutifully demonize the companies as being at the root of the problem.  Already we are hearing of the "obscene" profits being reported by the oil companies, with absolutely zero context as to the actual profit margin, or what would be even more shocking, how much the government takes in in taxes from gasoline sales.

The left in this country uses the oil companies to further their leftist agenda, pitting them against the public to gain support for even higher taxes on both us and the oil companies. Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the oil companies make huge profits while paying no taxes.  This is a lie, but is in keeping with all the other lies that statists tell to dupe the public.  The facts are that oil companies pay $86 million in taxes and production fees per
day to the government.  They pay, on average a 41% tax, as compared to a 26% rate to other S&P industrial companies.
Our high gas and energy prices are a direct reflection of this President and his socialist policies.  He is about "hope and change" alright. He "hopes" that he can convince the American people to become so hostile towards the oil companies and to blame them for high energy prices that they will demand he do something.  Anything.  His "change" will be a state takeover of the companies, ala Hugo Chavez and Venezuela.
Another brick will have been placed on his way to building a socialist utopia.
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Black Chamber Of Commerce President: Obama "Fanatical" & "Marxist", "Wrecking The Economy"

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Harry Alford Says He Voted For Obama Because He's Black, Now Regrets It

Harry Alford, President and CEO of the Black Chamber of Commerce, has led the NBCC to a being powerful voice in Washington on behalf of African American business empowerment. According to his management bio on the NBCC web site, "His courage and leadership have been noted by all in the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina." A big man, with a larger personality and presence, he is both a motivator to those he champions, and an imposing figure to those he sees as standing in the way of economic progress for small business.  He has testified before Congress on behalf of small business, and has been to the White House with some of the brightest business leaders in the country.
He is known for being a straight talker, and is not afraid to speak his mind, whether to other business leaders or to Senators.  Along with many others, Mr. Alford became caught up in the hype and hoopla of Barack Obama in 2008, and voted for him for President.  In all fairness, having John McCain as the other choice made it much easier for him and many other voters to pull the lever for Obama.
Now, after two and a half years, Mr. Alford is having serious buyers remorse regarding his vote, and is seeing Obama's policies for what they are.  Harmful to business, and dangerous to the securtity of the country.  He discussed this with Laura Ingraham on her nationally syndicated radio show, and pulled no punches on his assessment of Obama's Presidency and policies to this point.
Here is the interview:

Harry Alford's famous exchange with Senator Barbara "Babs" Boxer.  In this video, Boxer attempts to show Mr. Alford that he should support climate change legislation because the NAACP supports it, infering that "Look! Other black are supporting it. How come you don't."  He takes offense, as he should.  This is racism at its most subtle and insidious, as the assumption is that all blacks think alike and march in lockstep. 
In addition, note Senator Boxer's tone of voice.  It is condescending, and comes across as if she is speaking to a child. 
Alford calls out Boxer in this famous video (below).


Students Protest Potential Dropping Of "History" Class Teaching Overthrow of Government and Racism

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Tuscon, Arizona
What does a public school class which promotes Marxist indoctrination cloaked in Mexican Nationalism look like? It might look something like this.

Students Protest Ethnic Studies Curriculum Change: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

Flash Mobs of Bandits in D.C. Loot Stores

Entitlement mentality coming to fruition

Leftist Protestors Disrupt, Removed From Allen West Town Hall

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h/t to The Blaze
West: "I don't care who's yelling at me, cursing at me, or saying whatever. You're still an American."

This appears to be the new tactic by those on the left to "re-create" the town hall meetings from a year and a half ago in which citizens met with their representatives to voice displeasure at a health-care bill with which they disagreed..  The difference with these new town halls, up to this point, is this: those on the left don't want to ask questions.  They hurl insults, yell down the speakers, and to try to ensure that there is no discussion. Contrast this with the town halls from two summers ago, where the participants asked pointed questions, and were certainly passionate, even angry at times.  The booed at answers they disagreed with, and cheered for points with which they agreed. The difference was that they allowed their representative to actually dialogue with them.
Allen West is certainly a force to be reckoned with in American politics.  He is grounded in his principles and his vision of what he sees for the country.  Agree with him or not, he will communicate those principles and vision. I don't have a problem with those who disagree with Congressman West, or any other politician.  The problem is that these protesters don't want anyone else to hear what Allen West has to say, and that speaks volumes.  I tells me that Congressman West scares the hell out of them, because his message resonates with people.
The left will always let us know who they are most afraid of by the amount of hysteria and vitriol they exhibit.  It turns into an Orwellian '2 minutes of hate'-like scene for those whom the left decides to focus on.  It is the only explanation for the amount of attention to that has been focused on discrediting someone like Sarah Palin since 2008.  On the one hand, the left tells everyone that she is unelectable and not a factor.  But in their schizophrenia, they attack her as stupid, evil, dangerous, and responsible for everything from the shooting of Representative Gabriel Giffords, to global warming and rising sea levels.  I'm surprised that some media pundit hasn't gone back to the infamous Palin map with crosshairs to point out that some of the states hit by the recent rash of tornadoes were targeted by Sarah Palin.
Now the left is focused on Allen West.  Makes you wonder: what are they afraid of?

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Obama Federal Disaster Aid: Red States Need Not Apply

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When President Obama ran for office 3 years ago he spoke of coming together as a nation. He said that there are no red states or blue states, but that we are the United States of America.  Yet Texas, which has been devastated by wildfires and tornadoes for weeks, is getting the cold shoulder from the administration. Obama not only lost Texas to John McCain in the 2008 election, but also lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the primary, though he walked away with the majority of the Democratic Texas delegates, a sore point with Clinton supporters who claim chicanery by Obama operatives. His cool relationship with Governor Perry of Texas is well known. Regardless, Obama's relationship with Texas voters is tenuous at best. For a candidate who ran on a platform of reaching across the aisle, withholding disaster aid is a curious strategy. Remember: No Red. No Blue. Only Americans.  His words.
I guess in Obama-world, federal aid is only for those that bend over and grab their ankles in the presence of the annointed one. Consider this iron-fisted approach as a warning shot across the bow of other states who may consider crossing El Presidente Obama.

Messing With Texas, Chicago Way

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Politics: Asked last week why he's so unpopular in Texas, the only thing our president could say was "Republicans." Now that Texas has been lashed by tornadoes, his curious refusal to aid the state suggests the depth of his dislike.

Two weeks ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry pleaded with the president in a 16-page letter to declare a large number of Texas counties disaster areas after historic wildfires ravaged over a million acres across the state, burning 350 homes and killing three.
READ MORE HERE--->  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=570406&p=1
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British Women Forced to Wear Veil - Muslim Inmates Running the Asylum

America,are you AWAKE Yet?!

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Congressman Demands Obama Uses Executive Power Or Latinos Won't Vote For Him

Screw the Law. Screw the Constitution. This Congressman is asking that the President use dictatorial powers. What happened to the Oath of Office that you and all elected officials take, Congressman?
By the way Congressman, the President didn't just send National Guard troops to the border at his "own discretion". He had requests from the state, in accordance with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 moron.

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Allen West Heckled, Heckler Arrested

Allen West: "You're not going to intimidate me."
The left's idea of back-and-forth debate is to interrupt and heckle. Trained at the Jerry Springer School of Civil Discourse.
This is only the beginning of what we have to expect as 2012 approaches. I expect that as the election approaches, these people will become louder and more violent. I also expect that the media will spin the stories and video to accuse conservatives and the Tea Party as responsible for the violence. As rioters at G12 summits are described as "relatively peaceful and even celebratory", the media will probably say something like "this is what Democracy looks like".

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CAIR Confronts Allen West

h/t to The Shark Tank
At a townhall meeting hosted by Congressman Allen West on Monday evening in Pompano Beach, the Q&A segment of the meeting featured a Koran wielding Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Hamze confronted Congressman West and asked him to point out where in the Koran does it give marching orders to Muslims “to carry out attacks against Americans and innocent people”.

FULL STORY HERE--->  http://shark-tank.net/2011/02/21/allen-west-confronted-by-koran-carrying-cair-executive/

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New Black Panthers: Tell Youths that "Police Have A License To Kill You"

New Black Panthers teach black youths that "Crackers", Police, and Government are the Enemy.

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Carter Goes To North Korea 'Hoping' To Meet Leaders, Discuss Stalled Nuke Talks

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How about staying and starting a Habitat for Humanity in that Utopia...I mean God-forsaken hell-hole.  He can help them, and at the same time quit stirring stirring up his anti-semitic BS over here.

Unions, Democrat Donors Exempt From WH Executive Order Stifling Political Speech

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The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

WH Working on Executive Order That Critics Say Will Stifle Political Speech

Monday, April 25, 2011
By Fred Lucas
Washington (CNSNews.com) –  In what the White House calls a push for transparency, a pending executive order would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions to independent groups, but would not place the same requirement on public employee unions or federal grant recipients that typically donate to Democrats.

READ MORE HERE--->  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/white-house-confirms-work-underway-execu
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MO University Course Teaches Tactics In Industrial Sabotage, Communism

"Get your membership informed, united and militant." So says the instructor of this college "course", which is  essentially a Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals' how-to course.  This is only 1 course, but I wonder how many other courses at universities across the country are teaching students to essentially plan and commit lawless acts in order to bring about a Marxist "power shift".  What are your kids studying in college - and who is teachimg them?
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Union Leaders Teach Labor Studies Courses on Communism, Violence, Industrial Sabotage & Frying Cats

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Monday, April 25th at 4:00PM EDT

The University of Missouri has an expansive $1.9 billion enterprise with an operating budget of $500 million which, according to its website, 37%  comes through state appropriations. While the University’s Institute of Labor Studies may only be a small fraction of its budget, one must wonder why tax dollars are being used to fund a program that espouses Communism, teaches tactics in industrial sabotage (including stalking CEOs, using members to insinuate sabotage, as well as the killing of cats), and convincing union members that their “group goals” are more important than their individual goals.

READ MORE HERE---> http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/04/25/union-leaders-teach-labor-studies-courses-on-communism-violence-industrial-sabotage-frying-cats/

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Bold Colors: The Case For Conservative Candidates

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Establishment Republicans Blur The Lines Between The GOP and Democrats

I was out and about today, running errands, getting the car worked on, checking out some new music at Rasputin's, and was finally on my way home.  Making a final stop at Wal Mart to pick up the new Harry Potter DVD for my daughter, I headed to the parking lot.  As I exited the store, two men asked me if I would like to sign a petition to move up the California Presidential primary to February.  Knowing that the primaries here are held long after the candidates for President have already been decided, I signed on to the petition.  After all, the state with the greatest population should get some say in who the nominees for President are.
I struck up a conversation with one of the two gentlemen about the 2010 election. The GOP lost every open seat, as well as the Governor's race to Jerry Brown, who was a disaster the first time around in the late 70's and early 80's. A total disaster. In a year that Conservative Republicans made huge gains across the country, the California GOP got shut out.  Sure, we held on to our own seats, but seriously, not one net seat gain?
We began to talk about the 2012 Presidential election.  He mentioned that he liked Romney and Chris Christie. Romney, along with Mike Huckabee, is the candidate that comes up a lot in Republican circles as being a front-runner.  I mentioned that Rick Santorum looks like he may toss his hat in the ring, which I think would strengthen the current field.  He said that we need to nominate a candidate who is "electable", which I take to mean - "too conservative".
This is the problem with the current GOP.  We are constantly told by the media and the GOP establishment, who is electable and who isn't.  We are told that this or that candidate is too conservative to be elected in the general election.  We need to nominate candidates that are more moderate, and who reflect the middle of the road electorate.  This has been, and will continue to be losing strategy for the GOP.  California is living proof of this strategy.  We run moderate Republicans who are "democrat-lite", and who provide no clear choice to voters.
The media machine here in California started pushing Meg Whitman for Governor about a year and a half prior to the last election.  She was "the only one" who was electable from the GOP side.  Same with Carly Fiorina, who ran against Barbara Boxer for the Senate.  In the primary for that race there were two other candidates, Tom Campbell and Chuck Devore.  We were told that to beat Boxer we needed a woman, and besides the two men in the race were too conservative, especially Devore, who is solidly conservative.  In both of those races, the moderate, electable conservatives had their butts handed to them.
We've been told the same thing over the years about Bob Dole, John McCain and others.  We then wonder what happened when they get creamed in the general election.  Yet, when we run strong conservative candidates, with solid conservative messages, more often than not they win.  And they win big.  It happened in 1994, and it happened across the country in 2010.  If you listen to the media, and the so-called experts,
a candidate like Allen West can never win.  Yet, they not only win, they win by large margins.  Why is this?  It is because they give the voters a "clear" choice.  Voters aren't asked to vote for the lesser of two evils, in which the main difference between to two is that one has a "D", and the other an "R" after their name.
The percentage of voters who identify themselves as conservative, versus those identifying themselves liberal, is a 20 point difference in favor of conservatives, yet we don't capitalize on that advantage.  Assuming that the remaining "independent" voters split about 50/50 conservative-leaning, this gives conservative candidates a huge advantage.  Yet, the so-called experts keep telling us that we have to nominate "electable" moderates.
They will even go so far as undermining conservatives to prove their point that conservatives can't win. A case in point is the 2010 Delaware Senate campaign.  When Christine O'Donnell defeated the left-of-center GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle in the primary, Karl Rove went on Fox News and proceeded to publicly eviscerate the conservative Ms. O'Donnell, telling everybody that she couldn't win, and basically that the voters were naive and stupid.  It may have been true that O'Donnell would have lost the election.  But, we'll never know.  The damage had been irreversibly done.  Rove had taken the focus off of Christine O'Donnell's message.  The media, which had now found its opening, gleefully played along in pointing out that even Karl Rove didn't take her as a serious candidate.  Her campaign lost weeks of getting her message out as, they had to go on the defensive.  Rove's rant was a self-fulfilling prophecy.  He is typical of the Republican establishment.  He would rather fill up the House and Senate with a bunch of "R's", even if they are a bunch of Olympia Snowe's, who vote with the Democrat's almost as much as with the Republicans.  Rove is a bean-counter. He is interested in quantity, not quality.  It is this type of thinking that has brought us to the point we are at.
This happens not only at the the national level, but also at the state and local levels.
We are not going to get the perfect candidates every time, or even most of the time. But why do we settle for who the media and the party apparatchiks say are the right candidates?  Screw that! I would rather go down swinging than continue to nominate a bunch of mealy-mouthed, linguine-spined candidates who stick their finger in the politically correct winds every time they have to make a decision.  This country needs conservative public servants who have the fortitude to know who they are, what they believe, and are able to articulate those values and beliefs without worrying what the political cost may be, or if it hurts their reelection chances.
Ronald Reagan once said to "Raise a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels". We have some of those public servants now in people like Marco Rubio, Allen West, and Jim Demint.  We need more of them, but we will not get there if we keep nominating the Lindsay Graham's, Lamar Alexander's and John McCain's.
It is no longer enough to just go out and vote, or to register people to vote anymore, though that is also needed.  Get involved at the local party level, run for local school boards, and city or county offices. Become a part of the your local Republican Party, attend meetings, speak out if they are just towing the establishment line, and replace them if necessary.
The time for settling for the establishment's "electable" candidate is over.  Let's nominate the most solidly conservative candidates we can for a change.  Maybe we can surprise the "experts".  It certainly wouldn't be the first time.  We were told Reagan was too conservative and couldn't win either.


Obama on Presidential Signing Statements

What promise that Obama made during, and since the campaign has he not broken?
Gitmo- broken, Cut the deficit in half in his 1st term? It has nearly quadrupled - broken. Troops out of Iraq - broken. Access to health care for all Americans. Obama's plan leaves 22 million out - broken. There are many more. Now this.
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President still wants to tax and spend his way to prosperity

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EDITORIAL: Obama’s honesty deficit
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

President Obama outlined what he called a framework for deficit reduction Wednesday. It was a tacit admission that his 2012 budget submission did not go far enough. That shows Republicans succeeded in seizing the initiative with their own comprehensive, pro-growth proposal to restore America’s solvency. Mr. Obama’s flimsy “me, too” smacks of desperation.

The White House describes its latest plan as “comprehensive” and “pro-growth” but that’s deceptive. The GOP used the phrases to describe House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s package of discretionary spending cuts, entitlement reforms and tax relief. Mr. Obama hijacked the words to describe a combination of illusory spending cuts and very real tax hikes. Worse, Mr. Obama’s so-called deficit-reduction plan includes a laundry list of spending increases needed to “win the future.” The priorities in the president’s WTF strategy are windmills and solar panels, “high-speed” Amtrak and trolleys, federalized education and Pell Grants.

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Elena Kagan: "Income Should Be Treated As If It Were Government Property"

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The above statement says as much about Barack Obama as it does about Elena Kagan.  It is how the President sees things, so it only makes sense that he nominate someone who reflects how he sees the world.
This statist was allowed to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest court of law in the land, because of the completely impotent Republican leadership.  Their inability to ask even one substantive question, or to attempt to expose her radical statist views, means that we have this Marxist sitting on the Supreme Court for the rest of her life! Republicans completely rolled over when Kagan came before the Senate for the 'advice and consent' portion of the process.  Republican's were not going to block her nomination, no matter what, and she knew it.  The hearings looked more like the coming out party for a debutante than a serious hearing to find out what the nominee's judicial philosophy was, and whether it was even constitutionally-based.
EDITORIAL: Kagan’s government money grab
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES -The Washington Times
Obama team makes feds, not citizens, supreme
When President Obama outlines his tax-increase plan on Wednesday, it’ll be based on the liberal assumption that all money belongs to the government, with Americans retaining only what bureaucrats allow. That’s the dangerous argument Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, an Obama appointee, made last week in a case on education funding.

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn involved a tuition tax credit whereby Arizonans can contribute to groups providing scholarships for private schools. Some cranks argued that because the scholarships can be used at religious schools, the tax credit amounted to unconstitutional government support for religion. The Supreme Court majority ruled that the complainants didn’t have legal standing to sue because none of their own tax money was being funneled to religious organizations
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TSA Targets Those Who "Complain" About Airport Security

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Terrorists try to blend in, not stick out like a sore thumb.  Totally ineffectual.


CA Rep. Sanchez Mocks Tea Party Republicans as Slow with Bigoted Southern Accent

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Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman from S. California, is another one of the giant embarrassments of our once-great state.  This troll was elected under dubious circumstances in 1996, defeating Bob Dornan by 984 votes. I say dubious because there were numerous reports of voter fraud alleged, including: activists going into minority neighborhoods registering non-citizens and providing absentee ballots that had already been filled out for Sanchez.  A House of Representatives investigation turned up 547 illegal ballots, which was not enough to turn the election to Dornan.  But a later investigation by INS determined that as many as 4023 votes were cast for Sanchez by illegal voters.

She has also used her position to pursue a married Army Officer, John P. Einwechter, whom she is now (surprise!) engaged to. This relationship also leads to a rather stick ethics conundrum for Sanchez, as Einwechter has represented Hechler and Koch firearms, used by Homeland Security.  Guess what Committee Sanchez sits on? Homeland Security, over which Sanchez has oversight.

Then, of course, is Sanchez' election campaign last year, which she turned into a racial contest between herself and her opponent Van Tran, saying on Univision that the Vietnamese were trying to take her seat from her.

Now she comes out portraying new Tea-Party backed Republican colleagues as a bunch of slow, backward rednecks.

Loretta Sanchez is really in no position to be talking down to Tea Partiers, as her moral compass doesn't exactly point true north.  She is one more example of the elitist, racist, morally repugnent pigs that make up so much of the current Democratic politicians today.
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Obama/Boehner's Phony Spending Cuts

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Obama Political Appointees Squashed Indictment of CAIR Leader and Other Islamist Groups

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One more reason why Eric Holder Should either resign or forced out.  DOJ under Holder is nothing more than a political apparatus of the adminstration to move Obama policies on his view of past wrongs forward. It's wrong and dangerous.

DOJ Source: Obama Political Appointees Squashed Indictment of CAIR Leader and Other Islamist Groups

April 14, 2011 11:25 A.M. By Andrew C. McCarthy

My book, The Grand Jihad, is about the Muslim Brotherhood’s conspiracy to destroy America and the West and how Islamists work with Leftists in and out of government. When I speak about the book, and I point out that the Justice Department showed, in its terrorism financing prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation, that major Islamist organizations (e.g., CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust, etc.) were complicit in the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities (including its financing of its Palestinian branch, Hamas), the question I am frequently asked is: Why doesn’t the Justice Department make them indicted co-conspirators instead of unindicted co-conspirators — the evidence, after all, seems to be there, right?

Well, today at Pajamas, Patrick Poole appears to provide an answer to that question in an explosive report. Relying on “a high-ranking source within the Department of Justice,” Pat relates that top Obama political appointees in Attorney General Eric Holder’s department have squashed the efforts of line prosecutors to file charges. They’ve done that, Poole explains, for political reasons — these Islamist groups (as I detail in my book) have extensive relationships with the government. Poole elaborates:

Speech: Obama's Marxist View Of America

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Many are calling President Obama's speech yesterday "dishonest" and full of lies.  On particulars, they are right.  But I see this speech as the most honest thing that Obama has done since he's been in office.  It is the same honesty that he let us all glimpse when he was speaking with Joe the plumber.

President Obama's mask came off yesterday, for all that were paying attention, and he laid out exactly how Marxists and socialists think.  He showed his disdain for American Exceptionalism.  He spoke of the collective and "shared sacrifice" and "shared responsibility".  All of it straight out of Marx's Communist Manifesto.  He used the Marxist tactic of class warfare, pitting the middle class against the rich.  The only thing that Obama didn't do was actually come out and say that he is a Marxist or socialist.

He first set the tone for his speech with the following:
 Part of this American belief that we are all connected also expresses itself in a conviction that each one of us deserves some basic measure of security. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, hard times or bad luck, a crippling illness or a layoff, may strike any one of us. "There but for the grace of God go I," we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I'll go further - we would not be a great country without those commitments.

So, in his mind at least, we were not a "great country" until 1965 and The Great Society programs were created.  The Great Society programs that have created generations of people dependent on government, instead of people being dependent on themselves.  This is the view of the Marxist - that society is dependent on government for their basic needs and happiness.  Obama has this view, and this statement gives us a glimpse of that.

The next thing that caught my ear was this:
Beyond that, the tax code is also loaded up with spending on things like itemized deductions. And while I agree with the goals of many of these deductions, like homeownership or charitable giving, we cannot ignore the fact that they provide millionaires an average tax break of $75,000 while doing nothing for the typical middle-class family that doesn't itemize.

This statement is truly amazing.  He sees refunding money, money that you have earned and had confiscated from your check in the form of withholding as a spending item in the federal budget!  This is the Marxist.  All money and wealth belongs to the government.  It is they who determine how much you should have.  They are in charge of distributing wealth, who deserves what, and how much.  Misery is distributed equally.  The problem is, the Marxist sees some people and groups as more equal than others.

In Obama's view, who are the rich?  As usual, he throws out a name like Warren Buffet, multi-billionaire businessman, to set the stage for his argument.  I mean, who doesn't think the he couldn't afford to have his taxes raised?  This is the trick that progressives like to use.  Use a straw man, Warren Buffet in this case, to pit one group against another.  This is what they do.  They are pitting Americans against Americans, which is both despicable and is bad for the country.  After setting the stage, he says, "My budget calls for limiting itemized deductions for the wealthiest 2% of Americans".  Who are the wealthiest 2% .  Are they the Warren Buffet's of the world?  No. The bottom portion of the top 2% starts at around $250 thousand dollars for an individual or a working couple.These are next door neighbors, people in your town.  These are not millionaires.  And as the government grows, that top 2% will start to be $100 thousand, and then $75 thousand.  It will hit everybody eventually.

The good news is that the conservatives have an historic opportunity to contrast Obama with solid conservative principles and visions.  Pundits say that this is a weak GOP field this election, but Rick Santorum just threw his hat into the ring and made things a lot more interesting. More will surely follow as we get farther into the summer.  One thing is sure.  Obama just laid the groundwork for any conservative who can articulate their vision and contrast it with the Bamster's/
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Ground is Swaying in Japan - Liquification - About to Go Under!! April ...

Amazing Video! One of the most incredible things I have ever seen.
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House GOP Needs Leadership Capable Of Playing Hardball With Obama

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Now that the dust has settled, and the GOP establishment media have stopped falling all over themselves to slap Boehner on the back over his "victory" in the budget battle, details are emerging which confirm what many of us knew all along - Boehner got rolled.

Let's forget that Boehner went back on the GOP's promise to cut $100 billion from the budget, then $61 billion, finally telling us that they got Obama and the Democrats to "come up" to $38.5 billion. The reality is this:  Boehner lied through his teeth.  He lied to the country.  Worse, he lied to the ones who put him where he is - the Tea Party and conservatives.

The first sign that something was wrong was when stories started to trickle out, starting with Mark Levin being interviewed by Neil Cavuto, that accounting tricks put the cuts at much less than the $38.5 billion being touted, starting with $10 billion carried over from the previous continuing resolution touted on this resolution.  Worse, almost none of these cuts are included in the current fiscal year, which ends September 30, and will amount to only $352 million! For Boehner to go out and claim victory is a slap in the face to every American.  This is the kind of crap we expect from Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and the Democrats.  It's in their DNA.  But, when the GOP is this tone-deaf to what the voters said in November, it shows that there are a lot of Republicans that need to be shown the door in 2012, as well.

What Happened?

Boehner may be the worst poker player in the world.  No trip to to Vegas and the World Series Of Poker for this guy. He would get cleaned out at the neighborhood nickle-ante game.  Who takes the only hole card that they have and throws it face up on the table?  This is what Boehner did when he told Obama, the Democrats, and the rest of the world that the Republicans would not shut down the government.  This was the only leverage that he had.  He folded his hand before the game even started.

The supposed negotiations with Obama and Reid were apparently strategy meeting to see how much of the status quo could be maintained, how they could cook the books, and to come up with a statement that Boehner could deliver with a straight face to the public.

Boehner and House Whip Eric Cantor are not doing what the Tea Party, conservatives and millions of other Americans asked them to do when they sent Republicans to sweeping victories in November, and which gave Boehner and Cantor their respective positions.  They are not solving the budget problems that they were entrusted with.  They are now part of the problem. 

GOP House and Senate leaders have not only been weak, but some have been hostile to the voters that put them there, joining Democrats in calling them "extreme".  Well, some of them may find out how extreme we really are come 2012 - when they find themselves out on their asses.
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The Case For Home-Schooling - California Teachers support cop-killer

Mumia Abu-JamalImage via Wikipedia
Posted by Brian
If teachers at the classroom level can't see that their union's have been taken over by Marxist's, socialists, and others from the most far left of the left, and that their membership dues are being used to fund every left-wing cause that comes around, I am going to really have to have the discussion with my wife on home schooling  At the same time, we as citizens are going to have to be more involved at the school-board level by running for local offices and getting other like-minded conservatives to run  and take back our schools.
This is a disgrace and an outrage. 
California Teachers Support cop-killer
By Caroline May - The Daily Caller Published: 3:36 PM 04/11/2011 Updated: 6:13 AM 04/12/2011

Between negotiating for more benefits and teaching their students, the California Federation of Teachers has adopted a resolution of support for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

At the CFT’s 2011 Convention in late March, the delegates passed 30 resolutions, from solidifying support for anti-bullying legislation to supporting transitional kindergarten. Among the resolutions largely pertaining to education and collective bargaining rights was Resolution 19 – to “Reaffirm support for death row journalist.”

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Most Transparent Administration In History Omits 1,000's of Guests to White House

Posted by Bria
White House visitor logs leave out many
4/13/11 4:39 AM EDT Updated: 4/13/11 9:59 AM EDT

A foot of snow couldn’t keep Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jennifer Hudson and other celebrities away from a star-studded celebration of civil-rights-era music, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House in February 2010.

Dylan’s haunting rendition of “The Times They Are a-Changin’” was a highlight of the dazzling evening. The digitally friendly White House even posted the video of his performance on its website.

But you won’t find Dylan (or Robert Zimmerman, his birth name) listed in the White House visitor logs — the official record of who comes to call at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., which is maintained by the Secret Service.

Ditto Joan Baez.

Similarly, the logs are missing the names of thousands of other visitors to the White House, including lobbyists, government employees, campaign donors, policy experts and friends of the first family, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.
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Obama Meddles In Ivory Coast - Demands Christian President Step Down, Backs Muslim

Posted by Brian
IVORY COAST: Barack Hussein Obama demands Christian President step down so Muslim challenger can take over

Posted: April 7, 2011  Author: barenakedislam
In the Ivory Coast it was reported that forces loyal to the Muslim led forces of Alassane Ouattara have just massacred between 800 and 1,000 Christians.

President Laurent Gbagbo, who is Catholic, refuses to step down, despite call from the U.N, other African countries, and the United States.  His victory, and claims of fraud against his challenger, in elections held four months ago, was upheld by Ivory Coast's top legal body.

Obama, who didn't want to be seen as "meddling" in the Iranian elections, has recently found the will to meddle in other countries elections, protests and uprisings all over the Middle East and Africa.

He has been more than willing to call for Mubarak, Ghaddafi, and now Gbagbo to step down.  In Egypt and Libya, which have been called "democracy" movements, though there are multiple signs that the Muslim Brotherhood, and possibly Al Qaeda (in Libya) are behind, or are key in the organizing of these movements, Obama has had no problem backing the rebels.

Now we have Ivory Coast, which has a democratically elected President, which the islamists there don't want, and are slaughtering Christians in order to create chaos, and Obama backs the radical islamist who tried to steal the election through fraud.

At the time this is going being posted, Gbagbo hass been arrested by U.N. Forces and turned over to his successor Ouattara, the man responsible for the slaughter of thousands of Ivory Coast citizens.

Pray for Laurent Gbagbo

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Donna Brazille Wanders Aimlessly in Search Of A Cogent Thought

‘The Majority of White People Believe Those People Are Taking Our Money and Taxes’: DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile Says Racist Fearful Whites Are Why the Dems Don’t Do Better With White Voters

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Chris Matthews: Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan 'Going to Kill Half the People Who Watch My Show

Now he'll only have 1 viewer.

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NewsBusted 4/8/11

Topics in today's show:
-- Libya: the next Iraq?
-- 43% don't know Obama's religion
-- 5,000 non-citizens voted in Colorado
-- Will 'The Donald' run? Can he win?
-- Betty White show to prank the elderly
-- Couric to leave CBS Nightly News
-- Denny's maple-bacon ice cream sunday

Starring: Jodi Miller
Director: Bruce Roundtower
Executive Producer: Matthew Sheffield

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Obama Inspires Confidence...for Jihadists

Barack Obama - CaricatureImage by DonkeyHotey via Flickr
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h/t to CNSNews

New Poll: Only 32% of U.S. Voters Believe We Are Winning War On Terror

When Barack Obama took office in 2009, 54% of voters believed we were winning the war. Now only 32% feel that way, with 24% believing that the terrorists are winning. In addition, support for Libya is waning.

What is happening? In two and a half short years (though it feels like an eternity), Obama has destroyed the U.S. image overseas. Admittedly, there were countries that didn't like us. There always will be. But in Obama-world this is unacceptable. Everybody should love us. Why?  Obama doesn't live in the real world.  He lives in a socialist utopia vision inside his Orwellian head.  There is probably nobody more surprised by his complete lack of influence in foreign affairs.  After all, he's Barack Obama!  In his own words: "I have a gift".

The only ones who seem to be inspired by Barack Hussein Obama  are the radical jihadists around the world.  Unfortunately, the message that they are getting from his is that they can wear down the will of the United States, and that we will turn tail and run. 

Obama has been President just over two years, and yet over 60% of casualties in the Afghan war have occurred on his watch, with last year being the deadliest for U.S. forces since the war began.  Combine this with Afghani's burning Obama in effigy, and things don't look good on the Afghan front.

Remember, it was Obama who, right after he took office, did an "apology tour" on three continents, talking about America's arrogance, and refusing to acknowledge American exceptionalism compared to other countries and governments.  This was the beginning of the rest of the world looking at the U.S. as a former power.  It was also the beginning of many of our enemies to see cracks in our armor.  Countries like Iran and N. Korea, and especially the islamists saw this as weakness.  Even political groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, socialists, communists, and anarchists are sensing the weakness.  As a result, we are now seeing uprisings all over the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and even Madison, Wisconsin.  Blood is in the water and the anti-American sharks are circling.

2012 is going to be a watershed moment for the United States.  Obama will be in full teleprompter campaign mode.  We can only pray that Americans are thinking "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice..."
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Draft Allen West 2012

Tea Party Congressman on Budget Deal: We Need to Show American People We Can Do A Little Better
What do I like about Allen West? Up to this point, just about everything. Unlike the GOP leadership, he speaks in complete sentences, shoots straight, takes responsibility, and is a leader. Perhaps his biggest draw - he drives the left crazy.
This is not to say that I am completely "sold" on Lt. Col. West. I still want to hear more of his views on foreign policy and domestic issues before I jump on a bandwagon, especially since there is no bandwagon yet. But at this point, he is one of only a handful of Republicans who is speaking substantively about the issues. The leadership certainly isn't.

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6 Year Old Girl Groped By TSA

Really? Really? The threat that this 6 year old poses is palpable, don't you think?
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Econ. Terrorist Coordination & Implementation: Piven & SEIU Steve Lerner Working Together to Recruit Youth at Natl. Teach in Because Greedy People

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De-Fund Planned Parenthood - 1 Abortion Every 95 Seconds!

BURBANK, CA - APRIL 08:  Offices of Planned Pa...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
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Planned Parenthood Did One Abortion Every 95 Seconds—As Many in One Year as Live In Cincinnati
Friday, April 08, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions in the United States in 2009, according to a fact sheet the group published last month.

That is about as many as the 333,012 people who lived in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Non Violence Is Not Always The Answer; American Socialist Leader Calling For Revolution

Dark Rhetoric: Non Violence Is Not Always The Answer; American Socialist Leader Calling For Revolution Says 'We Are Not Pacifists, Violence Sometimes is Necessary'
h/t to The Blaze ( www.theblaze.com )

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Mark Levin: Budget Deal is "Historic Scam"

Mark Levin calls out the GOP on (once again) caving to Obama and the Democrats. The current Republican leadership are weak, ineffective D.C. metrosexuals. Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, and the rest have no stomach for any fight with the Democrats. The Democrats know that they can hurl accusations at these dolts and they will fold like a house of cards. They appear incapable of mounting any kind of response to Dem talking points, no matter how outrageous those talking points are. There needs to be a movement within the party that tells these weak-kneed Nancy's to either strap up for battle or get the hell out of the way.
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