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Saturday, August 31, 2013
This article appeared in Washington Times On August 27, 2013
What amendments to the U.S. Constitution, if any, would you like to see? The widespread belief is that the American constitutional republic, if not actually broken, is in a state of disrepair. In his new, best-selling book, “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” Mark R. Levin, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation and nationally syndicated talk-show host, proposes a number of amendments to the Constitution as a fix.
Mr. Levin argues that amendments are needed because the nation has entered an age of “post-constitutional soft tyranny” — as defined by the great 19th-century French historian and philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote in “Democracy in America”:
“It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”….To Read More….
As speaker, he can call the House back on Monday to debate, and decide, whether to authorize the war Obama is about to start. In the absence of a Congressional vote for war, Boehner should remind the president that U.S. cruise missile strikes on Syria, killing soldiers and civilians alike, would be the unconstitutional and impeachable acts of a rogue president. Moreover, an attack on Syria would be an act of stupidity. Why this rush to war? Why the hysteria? Why the panic?....To Read More.....
The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $112 a barrel. "We are only one incident away from a serious oil spike. The market is a lot tighter than people think," said Chris Skrebowski, editor of Petroleum Review. Leaked transcripts of a closed-door meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan shed an extraordinary light on the hard-nosed Realpolitik of the two sides. Prince Bandar, head of Saudi intelligence, allegedly confronted the Kremlin with a mix of inducements and threats in a bid to break the deadlock over Syria.....To Read More….
MoveOn admits: “[I]f younger, healthier people don’t participate, then costs will skyrocket and Obamacare will fail.”
My Take - Pelosi insisted that Obamacare be passed as soon as possible in order that we could see what was in it. This must be one the things Pelosi was anxious to see. Pelosi has consistently shown that she earned her position as a executive officer in the Club For the Galacticly Stupid. Congratulations Nancy!
By Daniel Schwartz on August 26th,
In Tuesday’s The New York Times, an article (that, as of Monday evening was one of the lead pieces on the NYTimes.com website) argues that age discrimination continues to exist in society and that it is hitting the baby boomers particularly hard. (Indeed, the article’s tag is ”for-laid-off-older-workers-age-bias-is-pervasive”.) I do not challenge the assertion that age discrimination continues to exist in certain parts of society. The statistics quoted in the article do undermine the article’s assertion though because the unemployment rate for 55-64 year olds is 5.4 percent (compared with 7.4 percent) for the general population. I’ll leave it for others to debate what the statistics mean.
Now, admittedly, the charges don’t account for claims that were filed with an attorney’s assistance
But if “most lawyers” won’t take age discrimination cases anymore, wouldn’t you expect to see a significant dropoff?.......But try telling that to the Times. Indeed, it goes on to make a remarkable, uncredited assertion: “Since the Supreme Court ruling, most lawyers won’t even take age discrimination cases.”Most lawyers? From where does the Times get this assertion? It fails to say. It provides no statistics, no cite, no quote to support this. Nothing….To Read More…..
My Take – Well, once again the NYT, the so-called Gray Lady, has proven she is in reality an Old Gray Hag. Can you believe anything that appears in the Times? Of course that question is universal for all newspapers and the answer is a resounding ....NO! Newspapers have always wanted to tell the story they want told - truth notwithstanding.
That same mentality permeated the electronic media. Dan Rather, Connie Chung and he rest of his peers practiced it with great glee. They weren't concerned with the facts - or at least the facts that disagreed with the narrative they were promoting - they were concerned with "their" story, not "the" story. Nothing has changed, and because of the internet society has become aware of their lies – both of commission and omission – and newspapers all over the nation are dying. Those that remain will have to make some serious changes…..like telling “the” story instead of “their” story. That will be interesting to watch!
Remember Sgt. Hasan Akbar? On March 23, 2003, this hate-filled soldier with the 326th Engineer Battalion lobbed stolen hand grenades and shot his M-4 automatic rifle into three tents filled with sleeping commanding officers at the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade operations center in Kuwait. The grenade attack claimed the lives of two American patriots: Capt. Christopher Seifert and Maj. Gregory Stone.
Like Hasan, the militant Muslim Akbar gave plenty of notice that he was a threat to his fellow servicemen. His bosses pegged him as a menace with an "attitude problem" well before the fragging. Despite several incidents of insubordination and prior invocation of his Islamic beliefs to skip out of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Akbar's superiors dispatched him to Kuwait on the eve of the invasion of Iraq — and put him in charge of clearing land mines. Sensitivity trumped soldier safety.…..To Read More……
Friday, August 30, 2013
As President Obama prepares to make good on his Syrian “red-line” promise, new information shows the very people a U.S. strike would benefit are connected directly to the same al Qaeda terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on … Continue reading →
August 30, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield 10 Comments
George Zimmerman was tried, convicted and sentenced in the media on the charge of Racism in theFirst Degree without a single piece of supporting evidence other than the bare fact of his altercation with a black man.
Had there been a time when Zimmerman had uttered a racial slur then NBC or the New York Times would have dug it up and presented it to readers and viewers first thing next morning. Instead the volume of opposing evidence, including Zimmerman’s advocacy on behalf of a homeless black man assaulted by police was ignored as a fact inconvenient to the racial narrative.
Paula Deen was tried, convicted and sentenced as the Nation’s Worst Racist (after the passing of George Wallace) for using a racial slur about a man who put a gun to her head back in 1986. Walmart stopped selling a cookbook because its author said something bad back when Sam Walton was still CEO and America and Russia were going head to head over whether Communism or Capitalism would dominate.
…….The racial double standard does black men no favors. The murder of Chris Lane is not the fault of history, but of two black men and their white getaway driver, their families, and above all else, the education and entertainment figures that taught them that hating white people was their birthright …..To Read More….
The numbers are in, and ObamaCare's transformation of America into a part-time workforce is beyond dispute. Even last year's anemic job creation saw six full-time jobs produced for every part-time position. But this year, only one full-time job is being created for every four new part-time jobs.
Has anything like this ever happened before? The American workforce is collapsing overall, but the full-time workforce is in free fall. And there's no mystery about why: ObamaCare heavily penalizes companies that employ too many full-time workers. President Obama's much-discussed - and flagrantly illegal - delay of the employer mandate didn't change the equation... because the start date for tallying up full-time positions and imposing those job-crushing mandates didn't change.
ObamaCare affects different states in different ways, depending on the prior condition of their insurance markets. That's a point deliberately obscured by chipper Administration pronouncements that people in New York or Massachusetts might see their premiums dip a little. Of course, they don't want to discuss the vast majority of states where premiums will go up, sometimes at skyrocket velocity.
It's all such a scam, a cheap political game played to keep Americans (and especially the Republican leadership) confused and subdued until the immense, fraud-riddled subsidy system kicks in at the beginning of next year. That's the only "deadline" anyone in the Administration really cares about, because at that point, the logic of "progressivism" says the Affordable Care Act will become impossible to defund or repeal, no matter how awful it gets.
Can there be any further doubt that a serious "pivot to job creation" - especially full-time job creation - must begin with the immediate repeal of ObamaCare?
Thursday, August 29, 2013
As the nation remembers Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it should also note that while the self-appointed guardians of King’s legacy, the “anti-racists,” obsess over Paula Deen and liken Trayvon Martin to Emmet Till, they say nothing about interracial violence when it involves black perpetrators and white victims.