HOUSE PASSES KEYSTONE XL BILL OVER WHITE HOUSE OBJECTIONS
The House voted 241-175 — largely along party lines — to pass legislation that would speed up the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, despite threats of a veto by President Barack Obama.
The bill, sponsored by Nebraska Republican Rep. Lee Terry, would not require the company building the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada, to receive a cross-border permit from the White House in order to…Continue
Like many of you, I come from a family in which someone has proudly served our country in war, so I take veterans' health and civil justice issues very seriously. On Memorial Day, we'll honor vets in our families and across the country with parades, special ceremonies and prayers in thanksgiving for their sacrifice. So it really bothers me when I see Congress and state legislatures across the country dishonor veterans by diluting their right to compensation for injuries endured while…Continue
OBAMA TAPED PHONE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN CONGRESSMEN AND AP REPORTERS
AP PHONE SCANDAL GETS REAL…Continue
Added by Kathryn McEwen on May 17, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
Woven into the fabric of our unique American culture is the timeless wisdom of founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, the author of the phrase, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure”, would be appalled at much that is going on in American politics, but probably not…Continue
Added by Richard Cameron on May 8, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
The more things change the more they stay the same. I am amazed at the scam Marco Rubio is trying to pull on the American people. The “Gang of 8” comes up with this great plan that will “protect We the People” while showing some “compassionate conservativism” towards those who break our immigration laws. Of course, as is the usual case, there are holes in this “plan” big enough to sail an aircraft carrier through…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on April 22, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments
By Alan Caruba
Only two Presidents have faced impeachment. One was Andrew Johnson in 1868 and the impeachment was defeated by one vote. Cited for violating the Tenure of Office Act, it was later found unconstitutional. The other was Bill Clinton in 1998, charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, the Senate voted against impeachment on either charge.
In retrospect, if Clinton had been removed from office, the nation would have had Al Gore replace him. I…Continue
Leaders of TEA Party Organizations,
I have seen the different groups in the TEA Party family all working independently, or so it seems to me, on projects that are all very important. I know that one of the draws of the TEA Party is independence but the time has come that all of you must unite to fight the common enemy, an out of control government. Both political parties are unresponsive to the citizens and only getting worse. There are good conservatives in…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on April 16, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments
Warning, the video contains a few brief expletives not deleted. Viewer discretion advised.
How not to get screwed on a car deal OR immigration reform
Lucky you. I'm going to give you the best guide ever published on how to buy or lease a car without getting…Continue
Added by Richard Cameron on April 15, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments
Food prices are up 48%. Energy’s up 23%. Wheat’s up 74%. Gas is up 68%. What’s next? Is there an end in sight?
For Social Security recipients, it may be coming very soon as conservatives in Congress demand an “adjustment” in the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) that was meant to help them cope with inflation. For endangered Middle Class Americans it may come in 2013 as this adjustment pushes more…Continue
By Alan Caruba
When I was a teenager I was a magician performing at birthday parties and before local clubs whose adults enjoyed legerdemain as much as the kids. The essence of magic is diversion, distracting the audience to watch the right hand while the left is setting up the illusion. It was a lesson I never forgot as I watch politicians divert attention from their actual agenda and right now President Obama is engaged in that as he goes around the nation asking for more gun…Continue
The video link here is beyond chilling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNuiLJHejKM&feature=player_embedded. The most chilling aspect of its beginning is the looks on the faces of the people. These are people who seem to be surprised and confused. These things don’t happen here! It often seems as though things happen overnight but it doesn’t happen that…Continue
This past week the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Sen. Diane Feinstein’s gun control measure that outlaws more than 150 different firearms by a strictly party line (10-8) vote, despite a 2nd Amendment that clearly says “shall not be infringed”. It doesn’t say “some firearms can be infringed”, or “some magazines can be infringed”; it says “shall not be infringed”. State legislatures in California, Illinois, New York, and now…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on March 16, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments
It’s taken since 2008 and two elections, but as Obama moves into his second term he is beginning to lose traction with Americans, including those who have supported him and who give him approval ratings in the fifty percent bracket.
Previous second term presidents have enjoyed…Continue
Crony Capitalists (CCs) never quit trying to entice federal officials into giving them special access or favors and shutting millions of the rest of us out of court, so they have no accountability to a local jury for negligence or shoddy service. They've enlisted scores of Members of Congress, many of them self-proclaimed backers of states' rights, in an effort to to override the Founding Fathers' clear guidance that Congress doesn't have authority over state tort law, specifically with…Continue
Today, as I watched a morning news broadcast, I remembered when it was obvious that the news syndications were searching for any bit of newsworthy information across our nation to pass on to the American public. So uneventful were our daily lives that, sadly, a plane crash or other human disaster gave every reporting entity the opportunity to have 24/7 coverage of that one incident, often without interruption.
Out of respect for the President, the leader of the free world, news staff…Continue
Added by granny870 on February 26, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments
I have heard testimony, all that I can stand to listen to anyway, on the Benghazi attack of September 11, 2012 and find it more and more disgusting as each day of “testimony” comes and goes. No one on these “investigative panels” really wants the citizens to know what happened or why it happened. If they did they wouldn’t be asking Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, and the rest of the regime “explainers” being “called before Congress”.
Added by Bob Russell on February 9, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments
I attended a town hall meeting in Claremore on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 featuring Markwayne Mullin, the newly elected congressman from Oklahoma’s 2nd District. Some of his statements sounded strange coming from a “conservative” but one response to a question bothered me more than the rest.
A man asked Mullin about the executive orders being used by Barack Obama to by-pass Congress, and what can be done to nullify them. …Continue
Added by Bob Russell on January 31, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments
I was fortunate to know both sets of grandparents, people who immigrated from Russia and Italy. It was not until they had passed on and I was older that I realized that they never spoke of their nations of origin. In the late 1800s they were nations that offered little opportunity and…Continue
If you passed through any school system since the 1960s, you are a lot dumber than you think you are. Those of us educated in the 1940s and 50s learned the fundamentals of literacy, history, civics, mathematics, and science in ways that no system relentlessly devoted to “self-esteem” ever…Continue
It wasn't difficult to see liberals standing on the Mall in Washington, bundled in warm clothing and loudly cheering President Obama's Inaugural Address, with the promise of larger and more activist central government deployed to implement a "progressive" agenda. But I saw another group smiling softly deep in the background. It was the Crony Capitalists, watching from warm, comfortable Fortune 100 boardrooms across America and on Wall Street, and their K Street lobbyists in …Continue