"Goober" Graham Preemptively Congratulates Obama - "Hats Off to Him"

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The feckless Lindsay Graham (R-SC) congratulated the President on the fiscal cliff deal before it has even passed.  This fool is illustrative of what is wrong with GOP "leadership.  These milquetoast generals haven't a clue as to how to put forth a coherent message of conservatism the American people, giving them a bold choice between liberty and tyranny.   With no message, they rush our the most incapable messengers to the Sunday morning talk shows with apologies, and plans of tyranny-light.

Graham did communicate exactly what is wrong with the GOP leadership when he stated: "Hats off to the President - he stood his ground".  When are the leaders of the GOP going to "stand their ground" Senator Graham?  When are you guys ever going to elevate Senators and Congressman who can actually speak coherently to the public, and don't accept defeat as just part of being in the minority? Spokesman who actually have the ability to expose Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Obama and the rest of these leftist goons and unpatriotic oligarchs for the tyrannical pieces of excrement that they are?  It is apparent that Graham and the current leadership are incapable, on any level, of accomplishing that.

There is a huge vote coming up on the most serious assault on the Second Amendment in our country's history.  Are Lindsay Graham, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, and John McCain going to come out and say that Democrats and the President "stood their ground", and "unfortunately we were the first to blink"?  'We're sorry we were unable to defend the Constitution as we took an oath to do.  The Dems are just too tough'.

They're losers and the country is going to to sink further into despotism as long as voters continue to send them back after each election.  GOP voters need to run strong conservative candidates against Lindsay Graham, and the rest of this feckless bunch as they come up for reelection, and DEFEAT them!  Believe me, they've earned it.

GOP Targets in 2014: 

Senate: Lindsay "Goober" Graham-SC, Mitch McConnell-KY, Saxby Chambliss-GA, Lamarr Alexander-TN

House: Every House member is up for reelection in  2014.  Good starts: John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy.

LINDSEY GRAHAM: OBAMA ‘WON’ FISCAL CLIFF DEAL, AND ‘HATS OFF’ TO HIM Posted on December 30, 2012 at 4:44pm by Erica Ritz

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pre-emptively congratulated President Obama on his “victory” in the fiscal cliff debate Sunday, but said the success is “hollow” in terms of averting the various crises currently facing the nation.

He explained on Fox News Sunday:

“What have we accomplished?  Political victory for the president.  Hats off to the president– he stood his ground.  He’s going to get tax rate increases– maybe not at [$250,000], but on upper-income Americans. “And the sad news for the country is that we’ve accomplished very little in not becoming Greece, or getting out of debt. This deal won’t affect the debt situation.  And it will be a political victory for the president, and I hope we have courage of our convictions when it comes to raise the debt ceiling to fight what we believe as Republicans. But hats off to the president; he won.”
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Obama Administration: We Can Force Christians To Violate Their Faith Under ObamaCare

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Thomas Jefferson 1779
[T]hat the opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction; that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency is a dangerous falacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty.

Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith 
By Terence P. Jeffrey December 29, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.

Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor—have refused to grant an injunction protecting the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.
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Feinstein in 1995: Disarm ALL Americans

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Feinstein: "Turn 'em all in."
In a 1995 interview, Sen. Diane Feinstein stated that her goal with the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was to disarm all Americans.

“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up every one of them… 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in'. I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here.”

Still think that gun owners claims are hysterical ranting against "common sense" gun laws?  Well, here is proof-positive that these people's goal is to disarm the American people.

Of course Diane Feinstein doesn't hold herself to those same restrictions that she wants to put on everyone else.  In 1995, Senator Feinstein admitted to carrying a concealed weapon, saying "I made the determination that if someone was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me".

Funny how she doesn't feel that every other American should have the right to make the same decision she made. Hypocrite!

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BIGGEST WHOPPER YET! Obama Claims He Cut Spending By $1 Trillion in 2011

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I think it's official now: Bill Clinton is no longer the biggest serial liar to occupy the Office of the President.  Barack Obama is able to lie through his teeth to the American people with absolutely ZERO  indication that even he is aware that he is doing it.  He does it without so much as an eye tick, and with no conscience and no emotion.  This is the definition of a psychopath! Dictators throughout history have all had this mental condition, along with a messiah complex (check!).  Aside from those of us who are not mesmerized by Obama's speaking style, how can anybody not see that he refuses to take responsibility for anything negative, or takes credit for even those things which he had zero to do with. His frequent stops all over the country, which even in non-election years are little more than campaign stops, are Obama's way of getting his applause fix.  He's addicted to it. Applause and adulation are his crack.  He desires, and has to have it, just like any other addict.  He tells his audience what he thinks they want to hear, even if he has to lie, to get that "high" from the applause that follows.
Bill Clinton is a serial liar, but he has nothing on Barack Hussein Obama.

Obama: ‘I Cut Spending by Over a Trillion Dollars in 2011’ 
By Terence P. Jeffrey December 30, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - Appearing on NBCs “Meet the Press” on Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he cut spending by more than $1 trillion in 2011. However, the White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending increased by $147 billion from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011.
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Video: Hollywood Mocked For Anti-Gun Hypocrisy ***Language***

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The hypocrisy of Hollywood liberalism is exposed in this video on YouTube.

Bush Sr. Out of ICU, Disappoints Hateful Libs On Twitter

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Former President George H. W. Bush was moved out of intensive care, disappointing degenerate libs who have taken to Twitter wishing him "a slow, painful death" and other equally abhorrent things.  Seems like these scumbags will have to wait a little longer to satisfy their bloodlust for the former President before taking to social media with their Orwellian 2-minutes of hate.


Former US president George H.W. Bush is on the mend and has been released from intensive care, a spokesman said Saturday.  "President Bush's condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery," spokesman Jim McGrath said.  "The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes."
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Obama Abandons Campaign Promise: "Putting Full Weight Behind" Gun Control Legislation

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Before he is even sworn in to a second term, Barack Obama says he will put his "full weight behind" passing new gun control legislation.  Why now?  Yes, the shooting in Connecticut was horrific.  But so was the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  Fewer people were killed (26 in CT vs. 12 in CO), but far more people were actually shot (70 in CO vs. 26 in CT).  For that matter, the shootings at Virginia Tech University the shooter killed 32 people and wounded and an additional 17.  The Fort Hood Army Base terrorist attack (which the Obama Administration still calls "workplace violence), in which Nidal Hasan yelled "Alahu Akhbar!" before killing 13 and wounding 32 was equally tragic.
That the Connecticut shootings included 20 children is what shocked and horrified so many. But it was not the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.  It is the age of the victims which is being used to politicize this issue.  It is also the timing.  The reason that the anti-gun nuts, and especially Obama, did not pursue this over the last 4 years is that Barack Hussein Obama still had a second election to win.  To tackle gun control was not politically expedient.  The majority of the American public, including many moderates and independents still support the 2nd Amendment.  It would have more than likely cost him a second term.  Now that he has won a second term, going after Americans' right to keep and bear arms is back on the table.
Now, before some of you go apoplectic, saying that it is just "common sense controls" being put in place, let's look at the legislation being proposed by Dianne Feinstein.  It is the most restrictive federal anti-gun legislation ever put forth. For starters, 120 specific weapons will be banned outright.  Other weapons will be corralled by certain new criteria, of which only one needs to be met to be considered an assault weapon. Semi-automatic shotguns and handguns are also in the crosshairs of her legislation.
If you already own a weapon which may meet the criteria, she assures us that you will be grandfathered in.  However, you will need to be photographed, fingerprinted, have a background check run on you, provide the serial number of the weapon, and get certification from local law enforcement of your identity, and that you possessing the weapon does not violate local or state laws. This will provide a nice database for the government to have if stricter laws are passed in the future requiring the confiscation of these weapons.
This is one more promise to Americans' that Obama has  gone back on. The difference is that this one is the most serious threat yet to the liberties and freedoms of all Americans.

H/T to Free Republic

Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013
By Meghashyam Mali - 12/30/12 09:49 AM ET    

President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

“I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it,” Obama said in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I'm going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”
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Are You Ready For $6 to $8 a Gallon Milk?

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While Congress and the President pussyfoot around with the "fiscal cliff", there is another cliff which consumers may go over in very short order - the "Dairy cliff".  The decades-old dairy subsidies (the government interfering in the free market) are set to go away, and if Congress does not pass a farm bill by January 1, three days away, consumers could see a serious spike in the milk they purchase.
Who would've thought that your morning cereal would become a luxury?
I hope you like your coffee black!

The other, other cliff: With no farm bill, milk prices set to soar 

A few weeks back, Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack lamented the declining influence of rural America and the agricultural lobby’s inability to push next year’s farm bill through Congress. What he conspicuously failed to mention, of course, is that the farm bill and the USDA’s many decades-old agricultural programs in general (numbering in the hundreds and ranging from direct cash payouts to trade barriers) primarily benefit large agribusinesses and hardly ever the small, struggling family farms they claim they are trying to “protect.”

In reality, all of these subsidies only help special niche interests, distort free-market signals, provide rent-seeking channels to industries that neither need nor merit it, create virtual taxpayer-sponsored rackets, and come at the cost of a net drain on our economy.  The dairy industry is just one example of the utter convolution perpetuated by the federal government deigning to award market-distorting special treatment, on behalf of what they deem to be ‘fairness’ and at taxpayers’ expense. Sorry to throw another “cliff” metaphor at you, but this is happening:
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Libtards On Twitter Pray For A "Slow Painful Death" For Bush Sr.

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Oymoron of the Day: "Liberal Compassion"

‘Die painfully’: 50 soulless degenerates who can’t wait for George H.W. Bush to die 
Posted at 8:15 am on December 27, 2012 by Twitchy Staff

Former President George H.W. Bush is surrounded by family in the ICU of Houston’s Methodist Hospital as he fights a “stubborn fever.” Doctors are “cautiously optimistic,” but the 88-year-old “remains in guarded condition.”
Thoughts and prayers flooded Twitter Wednesday as news of Bush’s illness spread. But the stomach-turning death wishes and plans for ghoulish celebrations weren’t far behind. Here are just some of the repulsive haters salivating over the possibility that Bush won’t recover.
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Facebook Suspends Acct Over Ghandi Anti-Gun Control Quote

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"Ve vill haf no dissent vithin ze ranks!'

Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge
Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated.
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CNBC's Bartiromo Scolds Dem Sen on Fiscal Cliff Fan Dance: "People Are Not Stupid!"

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A member of the mainstream media actually challenging the Democrats talking points with facts, instead of being a stenographer?  Maria Bartiromo did something rarely seen today by a MSM reporter: she confronted a Democrat about the pure tripe being spewed from the left regarding the fiscal cliff narrative that only the GOP are responsible, she tells Sen. Cardin, "you're not willing to put anything on the table! People are not stupid!"
Bravo Ms. Bartiromo!


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Oliver Stone: 'Obama is a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' , 'Living Outside the Law'

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Oliver Stone will never be accused of being right-wing, but it is apparent in this interview that the veil on Obama has been lifted for the Oscar-winning director.

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ 
Published: 28 December, 2012, 20:19 Edited: 29 December, 2012, 00:14

Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law.

Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.”

“He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the surface, but there is no place to hide. Some part of you is going to end up in the database somewhere.”

According to Kuznick, American citizens live in a fish tank where their government intercepts more than 1.7 billion messages a day. “That is email, telephone calls, other forms of communication.”

RT’s Abby Martin in the program Breaking the Set discusses the Showtime film series and book titled The Untold History of the United States co-authored by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick.

"Obama was a great hope for change":
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Star Jones: GOP Opposes "the "BROWN" man in the "WHITE" House"

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Another talentless Hollywood moron, devoid of intellectual thought, who see herself as wise or clever, but can't see past the racial glasses (name-brand, of course) she views the world through.

No Star, they're not interested in a President who's agenda is to redistribute wealth, bankrupt the country, and turn the U.S. into a Euro-Socialist hell-hole.  That he is black, or in your words "BROWN", is not germane to our opposition. We'd fight any leftist in the White House, be it Hillary, Pelosi, or the yellow-toothed fossil known as Harry Reid.  It's not racial.  It's ideological.  We don't see Obama as Black or Brown.  We see him as RED.  And we see you as vapid and doltish.

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Feinstein's "Assault" Ban Includes Handguns, Fingerprinting Gun Owners

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Diane "Ma Barker" Feinstein - Do you think she "assumes"
the weapon is unloaded, seeing she has her finger on the trigger? Maybe she should take an NRA gun safety course.
Senator Diane Feinstein, who is leading the charge to reinstate the 1994 ban on so-called 'assault weapons', is not stopping at long rifles.  The 2013 legislation would also include banning handguns.

From her site:
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: 

  • 120 specifically-named firearms; 
  • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; 
  • and Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
The 2013 legislation also "strengthens" the 1994 ban by using a 1-characteristic vice a 2-characteristic test to determine whether a firearm goes on the list of banned weapons.  Her reason for the legislation also states that it will protect "legitimate hunters" and existing gun owners,  by grandfathering weapons owned on the date the legislation is enacted, though gun owners would have to be photographed and be fingerprinted! I'm sure she will give assurances that this database would not be used to identify and confiscate weapons if a more strict gun bill is passed at some unknown future date.

This legislation, like most anti-gun legislation, is being proposed in the wake of a tragedy capitalizing on the raw emotions of people, focusing on weapons instead of the person who actually committed the act. For them, we are supposed to try to understand what was going through their twisted mind, to sympathize with whatever crappy thing that may have happened to them in their childhood. Yet, most people who have bad, even traumatic things happen to them in their lives, and don't go shoot up a school or movie theatre.

Also, Feinstein speaks of "legitimate hunters".  This is a classic tactic of the leftists.  They try to convince us that the Second Amendment is all about hunting.  "Who needs an AR-15 for hunting?", they say.  First of all, the AR-15 is a military-style rifle.  It is not a military rifle.  It fires a .223 round just like any other varmint or small game rifle.  The round is not even recommended for deer, as it probably wouldn't take down the deer with a single shot unless hit in a vital area.  The only difference is the body of the rifle, which looks like, but isn't a military weapon.  Like any other semi-automatic rifle it only fire one shot for each trigger pull, as opposed to a military weapon's multiple-burst when in automatic mode. Second, the Second Amendment is not there to protect hunter's rights.  It is there to provide the people (who ARE the militia) with a means of protecting themselves from a tyrannical government, and the means to overthrow it, if necessary. It specifically does not mention specific types of weapons precisely because the founders knew that single fire muskets would become obsolete in the future. A populace with the right to own only muskets and cannons going up against a government with M16's, grenades, mortars,  and other sophisticated weapons would be no match, and they knew it. The ability of the People to own modern weapons is vital to their ability to be able to do this.  The hunting argument is a red herring in their argument, meant to dumb-down people, and change the argument.
One is classified "hunting" and the other "assault".
The difference? Body style.  Both are semi-auto and fire .223 rounds.

This new attempt to weaken the Second Amendment is a lifelong goal of the leftists. A people without the means to defend themselves is much easier to control.  For Diane Feinstein and the other leftists, this bill is a move to rid the country of all privately owned weapons, except of course for those in government, the military, and those persons of "privilege" that they designate, else why include handguns be in the bill? This bill is one of creeping incrementalism.  They are selling this as a "reinstatement" of the 1994 ban, but they slip in a line to move from a 2-characteristic to a 1-characteristic test which adds even more guns to the list, and out of the hands of the American people. It is just another example of the "Overton Window".  Move the bar a little further to the left than it previously was to create a "new norm", until eventually the norm will be no weapons.

This is a time for the American People to stand up once more and reject another infringement on their rights and liberty.

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Piers Morgan: Amend Both The Bible and the Constitution

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For a man that came to the United States to partake of all that this country has to offer, his constant complaining about it makes you wonder why he came here in the first place.  Apparently to Morgan, our Constitution and religious beliefs are fundamentally flawed.  In other words, the cornerstones on which this country were built suck.
Piers Morgan seems to be on a crusade to demonstrate how to destroy a career in under thirty seconds.  I don't know if he lives in a hermetically sealed capsule, but he appears completely tone deaf to what's going on around him.  Over eighty thousand people in the United States have signed a petition to have Piers Morgan deported for his anti-American screeds. Though I disagree with poor Piers, I don't think that this is warranted. We do still have free speech in this country.  At least for now.  I personally find MSNBC's Martin Bashear much worse than Piers Morgan.  Both are condescending boors, but while Morgan is idiotic in his opinions, Bashear intentionally misleads, lies, and is truly contemptuous.
One of the truly humorous aspects to this whole "deport Piers Morgan" thing, is that the British have launched their own petition telling their government that they don't want him back!
Maybe Piers Morgan can land a job in Cuba.  I hear that they have even stricter laws against firearms than the Brits.

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 6:53pm by   Christopher Santarelli

While CNN’s Piers Morgan is a well known critic of America’s Second Amendment, he has now ventured into a new campaign to reform another document critical in the development of western civilization; the Bible.
During a discussion on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday — Christmas Eve — with Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, Morgan argued that there needs to be an “amendment to the Bible” for same-sex marriage, because like the Constitution, the Bible is “inherently flawed.”
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Michael Moore: Calm Down White People and Put Away Your Guns"

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American's will give up our Second Amendment RIGHTS as soon as you quit making propaganda films, and all leftists like you leave the country.
In other words: "Suck on the business end of my .45, you fat, drunken slob".


Michael Moore: ‘Calm Down, White People, and Put Away Your Guns’
By Elizabeth Harrington December 26, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Documentary-maker and liberal activist Michael Moore said the reason for mass shootings in the United States is largely due to fear and racism, and on Christmas Eve he pleaded,  “calm down, white people, and put away your guns.”

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Gun Crime Up 89% in Handgun Banning UK, Piers Morgan Still Here

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I guess Piers Morgan didn't have the time to check the UK stats before making his asinine comments, and calling his guest "not very smart".  Asshat.

Piers Morgan:  Still pissed about 1776?

Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade 
By JAMES SLACK UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 27 October 2009

Gun crime has increased five-fold in some parts of the UK Gun crime has almost doubled since Labour came to power as a culture of extreme gang violence has taken hold.  The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year  -  a rise of 89 per cent.

In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more than five-fold.

In eighteen police areas, gun crime at least doubled.
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Kerry to Elevate Global Warming as Top Priority Over Islamism, National Security, Energy

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John "Effing" Kerry is claiming that "climate change" in our number one threat to national security, and will elevate that as his top priority if confirmed as Secretary of State.
That the Obama Administration is nominating Kerry, a staunch pro-climate change ally, further exposes the agenda of their motives.  Combined with government-run health care, the green agenda with its cap-and-trade mandates would virtually seize the last remaining freedoms from Americans.  These two policies alone would give government total control over every aspect of each person, from what you eat, to the type of car you drive, to where you can drive.
The only hope is that a GOP led House can slow Obama's march toward tyranny.  If John Boehner remains Speaker, the prognosis of that remains bleak.

by BREITBART NEWS  26 Dec 2012, 8:32 AM PDT

John Kerry, nominee for Secretary of State, is expected to push for global solutions to the "climate change" problem, if confirmed for the cabinet position.

Kerry, failed presidential candidate and current senior senator from Massachusetts, has a long interest in climate science. He proclaimed in 2004 that he "believes in science" although recent studies have debunked global warming.  The Senator has attended multiple U.N. climate change negotiations, as well as advising Obama in his discussions with China and India.
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Deadbeat Taxpayer Buffett Owes BILLIONS in Back Taxes

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The "Wizard of Omaha" Warren Buffett, quick to portray himself as just a down-home every guy, and who has been a forceful voice for Obama's "soak the rich" tax plans hasn't been practicing what he preaches.  The second richest man in the country, who has been lecturing us about the rich not paying their "fair share", appears to be the very greedy bastard he has been railing about.

It Turns Out Warren Buffett Is A Master Of Avoiding Taxes
The Daily Reckoning|April 04, 2012

Life isn’t fair. Some extremely smart people never make much money. Similarly, some rather stupid people seem to fall into it and make fortunes. Go figure. Then, there is Warren Buffett.

Warren is fond of playing the role of the “folksy” type who still lives in his modest house in nowhere Omaha and owns an old car he’s had for years. Just plain folk, he’d have you believe. Well, DON’T believe it! This is the same Buffett who constantly travels by private jet; is chauffeured by limousines wherever he goes; regularly stays at 5-star hotels; invests in deals not available to any other investors. Yet, he’d have you believe he’s just like you. Sure!

Lately, Warren has been a shill for Obama. Over and over again, we hear how good ole Warren “wants” to pay more taxes and thinks his wealthy buddies ought to follow suit. “We aren’t taxed enough,” he says. Well, let’s take a closer look at just where Warren stands when it really comes down to paying his taxes. Not at what he says about taxes but what he has actually done regarding the paying of taxes that he legitimately owes.

There are two recent cases where Warren has done everything possible to AVOID paying taxes that he actually owes. The first case involved a 14-year fight over the dividend-received deduction that was finally settled with the IRS in 2005. The second case is still pending after 10 years in which he owes just over $1 BILLION in back taxes. Both of these cases are well-documented and you can satisfy yourself simply by using Google to inquire as to the voracity of these assertions. Also note the timeframes of 14-years and 10+-years; not exactly a haphazard hissy fit. While you’re at it, you might also ask yourself “why” Warren says one thing in public discourse while he practices the exact opposite in his business and personal life. Is not that the definition of hypocrite?
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Liberal Myth of 91% Tax On the Rich Debunked

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When talking about raising the tax rates on the rich, liberals loooove to point out that tax rates on the so-called rich during the Eisenhower/Kennedy years were 91%, and that it was a period of general prosperity.  The fact is, tax rates were 91% during that time.  But what they don't tell you is that those rates were not what they actually paid.  Due to deductions and other exemptions (what liberals like to call "loopholes"), literally no one paid a 91% tax rate.  In fact, no one paid anywhere even remotely close to that rate.

Mark Levin addressed this liberal myth on a recent "best of" show, pointing out what the "effective" tax rate was, that is, what people actually paid in taxes.

So what did the "rich" pay as a percentage back during the 50's "boom" economy?

$200,000-$500,000 group:
Tax as Share of Amended AGI (%)
1953 = 45.9
1954 = 39.3
1955 = 36.8
1956 = 37.4
1957 = 38.6
1958 = 36.9
1959 = 33.8
1960 = 33.1
1961 = 31.5

$500,000-$1,000,000 group:
Tax as Share of Amended AGI (%)
1953 = 46.3
1954 = 38.7
1955 = 35.6
1956 = 36.7
1957 = 36.6
1958 = 36.0
1959 = 32.1
1960 = 30.8
1961 = 29.1

Over $1,000,000 group:
Tax as Share of Amended AGI (%)
1953 = 49.3
1954 = 38.8
1955 = 35.8
1956 = 36.1
1957 = 40.0
1958 = 33.1
1959 = 30.6
1960 = 31.3
1961 = 27.2

From The Straight Dope

The highest rate paid during the Eisenhower years was the 49.3% rate paid by those making over $1 million back in 1953.  By 1961, their effective rate was down to 27.1%!  Hardly the 91% that liberals trumpet every time they can get to a microphone.

Myth busted!

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Happy New Year! Tax Hikes Kick In on January 1st for ALL Americans

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Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes:

Coming January 1st Americans are going to see some significant, (and some not-so-significant) changes to their tax burdens. At the stroke of midnight on January 1st, ObamaCare kicks in, and with it comes 20 new taxes (for starters) on unsuspecting Americans.

These new taxes do not include the ever-looming tax hikes which will hit every American if legislation is not passed to address the "fiscal cliff", which will trigger an automatic tax increase on every American, automatic across-the-board cuts to spending.  Tax increases will include sunsetting of the Bush Tax cuts, shifts in the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), which will increase taxes even more for many Americans. Married couples making less than $75K would be subject to the AMT, while single earners making less than $49K would be penalized with tax rate of 26-28%.  In addition deep cuts would automatically be triggered for over one thousand government programs including Medicare and Defense.

Tax Hikes Looming after Jan. 1st:

Surtax on Investment Income  ($250K Married, $200K Single) - 3.8% increase , meaning tax rates for the following investments: Capital Gains - 23.8%  Dividends - 43.4%  Other - 43.4%

Medicare Payroll Tax:  Employees making over $200K will see their payroll tax increase from 1.45% to 2.35%. Self-employed will increase from 2.9% to 3.8%.

Individual Mandate for ObamaCare: (Takes effect Jan 2014):  For anyone not purchasing a health plan, a 1% penalty on your Adjusted Gross Income in 2014 will take effect, increasing in 2015 to 2%. Exemptions to this include religious objectors (i.e Muslims under Sharia Law), illegal immigrants (convenient), people in prison, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases as determined by HHS.

Tax on insurers:  Penalty based tax to be imposed on Health Insurers calculated on profits.

40% Excise Tax on So-called "Cadillac" health plans.

2.3% Excise Tax on the makers of medical devices, such as wheel chairs, prosthetic limbs, etc.  Getting old and need a wheelchair? Sorry, but it's going to cost you more to be mobile.

High Medical Bills Tax:  Getting old and needing more medicines, surgeries or trips to the doctor?  If you're expenses exceed 10% of your gross income, you can no longer deduct those expenses.  These expenses are waived for those 65 and older until 2013.  So compassionate.  What did they say about "Death Panels?

"Special Needs Kids Tax" - If you are a parent with a special needs child you can now use only  $2500 of your Flexible Spending Account to pay for programs like schools that provide special needs education, some of which easily exceed $14K a year. Guess it's more cost effective to institutionalize them.

Medicine cabinet tax - Like to use your Health Savings, Flexible Spending, or Health Reimbursement Accounts to purchase over-the counter medications?  Forget it,.  It's not allowed, except for insulin.

Are you a Medicare Part D recipient?  Your tax deduction for prescription drugs was just eliminated.  Happy New Year.

This is just the beginning folks.  Your "free" health coverage is going to cost you plenty.  Those poor people who are without health coverage (which was a myth anyway, as acute care at hospitals was mandated by law, and programs like Medicaid are available for those who couldn't afford health coverage, and weren't old enough for Medicare), like illegal aliens won't be covered, and are exempt anyway.

What Obamacare does provide is the means for the government to insert itself, incrementally of course, into every single aspect of your life, as nearly everything from what you eat and drink, to what kind of lifestyle you choose to live, can all fall under healthcare.

Your life is getting ready to change in a big way, and not for the better.

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Cuomo: Gun "Confiscation Could Be an Option"

Posted by Brian

New York Gov: Gun Confiscation and Forced Buy-back an Option  

Governor Cuomo states that gun confiscation and forced buy-back may be an option
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com December 21, 2012
New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the state of New York is serious about gun confiscation. The Democrat and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development told an Albany radio station he plans to propose a package of draconian legislation during his State of the State address next month.
“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting,’” Cuomo said, according to the New York Times. “There is a balance here — I understand the rights of gun owners; I understand the rights of hunters.”
Cuomo indicated the state will likely force some kind of permit process on owners of semi-automatic “assault weapons.” In addition to generating revenue and expanding the size and reach of government, the effort will allow the state to confiscate the weapons of citizens who do not comply.
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