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News Briefs January 4th 2013

News Briefs January 4th 2013

on January 4, 2013, 4:34 AM / in National News, News

Brian Tamanaha (Failing Law Schools) at Cato Jan. 16 Mark your calendar! On January 16 at noon in Washington, D.C., Prof. Brian Tamanaha of Washington University will speak at a Cato Book Forum on his much-acclaimed new book, Failing Law Schools. Commenting will be Neal McCluskey, who directs Cato’s program on education policy, and University of Colorado law professor Paul […]

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Video mocking celebrity gun control PSA takes off

Video mocking celebrity gun control PSA takes off

on January 3, 2013, 5:27 PM / in National News, News

You gotta love it, folks! The minute these hypocrites, calling for gun control, are lined up beside their own cameos in violence, they cry, and I quote, “Most celebrities say the blame lies squarely on the mentally ill perpetrators of the crimes.” Oh, so it’s not really the guns, it’s “the mentally ill perpetrators of the crimes.” Huh! Aint that […]

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What Soetoro did as the vote was being taken last night

What Soetoro did as the vote was being taken last night

on January 3, 2013, 4:29 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

After the grand stage play that has been running on Capitol HIll –  the PRETEND game of stopping the huge theft from Americans – in spite of the breath holding and pretend *seriousness* of this entire fiasco –  this is the RESULT that  took place last night in the Oval Office following the BONER CAVE IN (the cave-in that was […]

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TEF Report January 3rd 2013

TEF Report January 3rd 2013

on January 3, 2013, 9:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

A picture is worth a thousand words…. Stunning Graphic Shows Possible Reason the House GOP Balked at Senate’s Fiscal Cliff Bill Prepare to scroll down a considerable distance to get the full impact of this image illustrating the difference between the annual tax increase from the Senate-approved Fiscal Cliff bill ($62 billion) and the actual 2011 U.S. Budget Deficit ($1.089 […]

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Obama’s true agenda Emerges

on January 3, 2013, 8:50 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Obama’s true agenda emerges – Americans chose to elect a president that wants to  redistribute income, one that will give them “stuff”  

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Time to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

Time to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

on January 3, 2013, 7:53 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: While the jury is still out as to whether this drug is any more or less dangerous than any other drug on the market and its reason for use as a medical treatment yet to be proven for anything other pain control (oops aspirin), the constitutional argument has some validity. Time to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana Many drugs used […]

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The Left Side of the Track

The Left Side of the Track

on January 2, 2013, 1:23 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

The BIG Lie: “Well, I have to tell you, David, if you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.” –Barack Obama (Actually, federal spending increased by $147 billion in 2011.) Belly laugh of the year: “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda. I’m a pretty practical guy.” […]

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The UpRight – The Patriot Post

on January 2, 2013, 1:14 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

“All the debate over spending is starting to remind me of the movie Jaws. We have some people who believe there is this big threat headed our way, but the authorities all tell us not to panic — but instead of the mayor of Amity Island telling us the beaches are safe, President Obama is telling us we’ll grow our […]

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Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due

Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due

on January 2, 2013, 12:59 PM / in National News, News

A version of this article appeared January 2, 2013, on page A16 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due. So Congress has passed a bill to avoid the tax cliff, hallelujah. This is the way to look at it if you have a pre-Copernican view of politics where Washington is […]

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A New Agenda

A New Agenda

on January 2, 2013, 10:21 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

As we start the new year, it is sad to see so many Republicans patting themselves on the back, Grover Norquist included it seems, saying, “It’s ok, it really was a tax decrease because it is Tuesday.” The one pledge to rule them all got obfuscated away conveniently and it is time to move on to a new agenda for […]

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Gun Control is an English Problem

Gun Control is an English Problem

on January 2, 2013, 10:14 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

If this phrase “gun control” were applied to anything else, e.g. “car control”, “computer control”, “speech control”, “pen control”, it would be at least laughable, if not downright objectionable. I would prefer to use the phrase “victim disarmament”, because that is what the end result of gun control truly is. My rants against gun control are intended for two groups […]

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Multiple Justice Disorder

on January 2, 2013, 9:56 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Joel Bowman, reckoning today from Buenos Aires, Argentina Chances are, you’re a criminal. At least as defined by the state. You might not be one of the 83,000 people who are sent to prison in the United States every single year… and you might not have run afoul of one of the 4,500 (and counting) federal statutes…but that doesn’t mean […]

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David Malpass: Nothing Is Certain Except More Debt and Taxes

David Malpass: Nothing Is Certain Except More Debt and Taxes

on January 2, 2013, 8:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By DAVID MALPASS Original Post Whatever ultimately emerges from the fiscal-cliff negotiations over the past 48 hours, the country will survive. But the damage can’t be undone. Taxes are going up for all working Americans. And so is the size of government. Businesses have been waiting to see whether a second Obama administration will encourage the economy. During the fiscal-cliff […]

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The McConnell Tax Hike

on January 2, 2013, 8:42 AM / in National News, News

By: Erick Erickson Original Post The McConnell Tax Hike will become law of the land.  Mitch McConnell can and should take responsibility for it. The McConnell Tax Hike raises taxes on people making over $400,000.00, but it also raises taxes on the middle class.“More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes.” Not […]

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And the Vote is In

on January 2, 2013, 8:32 AM / in National News, News, State News

TN Senators Alexander and Corker voted YES. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes    112thCongress –    2ndSession as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Passage of the Bill(H.R. 8, As Amended ) Vote Number: 251 Vote Date: January 1, 2013,  01:39 AM Required For […]

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House Passes ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal; Increases Spending $332B; Hikes Taxes; Most GOPers Opposed; Boehner: Yes, Cantor: No

House Passes ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal; Increases Spending $332B; Hikes Taxes; Most GOPers Opposed; Boehner: Yes, Cantor: No

on January 2, 2013, 8:25 AM / in National News, News

(CNSNews.com) – The House of Representatives late Tuesday night voted 257 to 167 to approve a “fiscal cliff” deal that had been negotiated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden and approved by the Senate in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The majority of House Republicans voted against the bill, with 151 opposing it, […]

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Fiscal Cliff Update

on January 1, 2013, 9:29 PM / in National News, News

Thanks to Bob for this update on the GOP sell out…. Hey folks, Despite earlier media reports, the House will not consider a spending cut amendment to the Senate-passed fiscal cliff legislation. Instead, there will just be an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill. As far as timing tonight, we are currently debating the rule for the legislation. At approximately […]

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They should go over the cliff

They should go over the cliff

on January 1, 2013, 1:17 PM / in National News, News

Dear Friends, Happy New Year!  Unfortunately for the GOP, it begins on a bitter note. Last night, without any legislative language, the Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to raise taxes.  They did not just vote to raise income taxes.  They voted to raise the payroll tax on all Americans. This will hurt small businesses. Ironically, this plan generates less revenue […]

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Gov. Perdue pardons Wilmington 10

Gov. Perdue pardons Wilmington 10

on January 1, 2013, 10:13 AM / in National News, News

I was not in the courtroom nor was I on the jury but I am pretty sure we may have seen a mischarge of justice in the act. One particular comment that I found laughable from the news writer was “Perdue’s pardon means the state no longer thinks the 10 committed a crime.” The writer also stated: The N.C. Industrial […]

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“Gun Nuts” — Projection, deliberate and otherwise, amongst the hoplophobes.

“Gun Nuts” — Projection, deliberate and otherwise, amongst the hoplophobes.

on January 1, 2013, 9:55 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Original Post “The whole purpose being to defame the targeted group and further isolate them from the general population.” Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people. Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting […]

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