I would submit that the only real conservatives are constitutional conservatives. Socons and corporatists, like liberals, feel government is to be used get you things. They view government power as a sword rather than a shield. They also assume government is only benevolent, that bureaucrats never do harm.
Despite serious privacy concerns being voiced by both Democratic and Republican leaders and by thousands of digital rights activists using EFF’s Action Center, this afternoon the House Judiciary Committee voted 19 to 10 to recommend passage of H.R. 1981.
That bill contains a
mandatory data retention provision that would require your Internet service providers to retain 12 months’ worth of personal information that could be used to identify what web sites you visit and what content you post online.
“NPR news segments no longer buffered by soothing zither interludes. Breadlines teeming with jobless Outreach Coordinators, Diversity Liaisons, and Sustainability Facilitators. Cowboy poetry utterly lacking in metre. General Motors unfairly forced to build cars that people want, for a profit. Chaos reigns at Goldman Sachs, who no longer knows who to bribe with political donations. Mankind’s dream of high speed government rail service between Chicago and Iowa City tragically dies.”—iowahawk: Default, Dear Brutus, Is Not In Our Stars, But In Ourselves (via kaching)
It has less to do with the religious right (who I am also opposed to) and more to do with the religious left who have far more influence with the current administration
“Our elected officials are protecting corporations and wealthy individuals while shredding the safety net for millions of the most vulnerable people in our nation and abroad. Our faith won’t allow us to passively watch this travesty unfold. We’ve written letters, talked with and prayed for our elected officials, and prayed together daily in interreligious community. Today, we ‘offer our bodies as a living sacrifice’ to say to Congress ‘Raise revenue, protect the vulnerable and those living in poverty.’”
I wonder how much money these leaders make in a year and how much of it they give to the poor in their area. I’m pretty sure Jesus said “If you own two coats and your neighbor none, give one to him” not “It is good for the government to steal your extra coat and give it to your neighbor”
As a bit of background on the federal debt ceiling situation, they noted that during the month of June, the government issued checks (or equivalents) for Medicare, Social Security, active duty and retired military, Disability/SSI, and Food Stamps. 211,800,000 checks.
Over two hundred and eleven million checks. Two hundred and eleven million checks for people who depend on the government for their income. And that’s not even counting civilian employees.
What I don’t understand is how the man was able to shoot and kill to his heart’s content for close to two hours. I was far less interested in his alleged political convictions than I was disturbed by the fact that close to 600 people with cell phones had not been able to get help. And I am even more disturbed by the fact that no one was asking that question. All the cockeyed ideas in the world don’t explain why no one stopped the killer. He couldn’t have 600 people in his sights at one time.
Pacifism never works. Never. All it does is put innocent people in danger. Bullies and madmen do not care if you “turn the other cheek” and “love your enemies.” In fact, those are the people they prey on the most.
This is one of the most common misconceptions about petroleum products I’ve seen, but it has multiple variations: the notion that fracking produces methane gas in tap water is one, as is the assumption here in California that the tar on the Santa Barbara beaches is there because we are drilling off the coast. People assume that fossil fuels and related substances such as methane and tar are somehow dredged up by drilling for oil and natural gas—particularly when sophisticated extraction techniques are used.
James Taylor, from the Heartland Institute and writing in Forbes brings us the story that new data from NASA has all but proven the alarmist climate model predictions are clearly and demonstrably wrong.
Welcome to another freaky ethics fiasco brought to you by the D.C. den of dysfunctional Democrats. This one comes clothed in a Tigger costume, wrapped in blinders, and bathed in the fetid Beltway odor of eau de Pass le Buck.
In 2012, there is a good, and rising, chance, of not merely having a united Republican government — we had that from 2003 to 2007, and it was a failure — but of having a united conservativegovernment.
And there in lies the difference, folks. Simply changing parties is not enough. We have to elect people with different mindsets. A moderate Republican who does nothing but spend, spend, spend is just as bad as what we have now.
A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.
Well, I think it does. And I know that this is a hot issue—but I am really hung up on the message that this sends to the independent voters. People who aren’t following this very closely and won’t crunch the numbers.
With all this solidarity, why did nobody try to stop the killer, despite the island being crowded with 600 boys and girls in the same age category of the average Israeli who starts military service in the IDF? Is it possible that the Norwegian pacifist and tolerant utopia devitalized its population from the ability to fight back darkness and terrorism?”
For some time I’ve felt that unless we nominate someone with a lot of baggage, our prospects were better next year than they have seemed—particularly while we’re still getting a lot of our information from the MSM.
National Journal takes an in-depth look at the poll numbers, pointing out that the President’s problems for 2012 go beyond his cratering approval numbers. After all, a Presidential election is not a national race: it’s won in the states.
In other words, we’re making all these waves and running around with our Press ablaze 24/7 — and agreeing in a true spirit of bipartisanship to use “default” when we don’t actually refer to anything of the sort — over a number the rough equivalent of the annual interest on the national debt that buys us a third of a year before we’re all back here again.
The 1500+ page “manifesto” that is alleged to have been written by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has the Left and their establishment media allies doing circle jerks and kept them busy for the past few days checking the “manifesto” for names from their enemies list. But it appears to be a complete cut-and-paste job rather than the culmination of years of extensive study by the killer as has been repeatedly claimed by the media (NY Times, Washington Post, CNN, etc.) and the killer himself (in the first few pages of the “manifesto”).
Leave aside a moment that the tax code of that era had so many deductions and credits no one ever paid 70%, but if the illiberal Left wants to go back to 1950′s taxes, then they should accept 1950′s spending
We know Barack Obama’s policies undermined and destroyed the recovery that was underway in early 2010. But sometimes it can be easy to forget that there are real people behind these higher unemployment numbers.
I disbelieve in Affirmative Action. Some say I’m racist or a bigot; I’m quite the contrary. If Affirmative Action quotas disappeared overnight, what would happen? Some businesses would hire fewer black people or other racial minorities based on racist presumptions - a practice which would be morally wrong, although within their rights. I believe that those who chose based on race rather than competence would be removed from the market by the vicious force of evolutionary capitalism. Affirmative Action stops racist business-owners from harming themselves.
I believe companies would suffer or even fail if they held racist business practices. The racists are those who believe minorities could not make in the business world - business! The great equalizer! The colorblind scale of excellence! - without government assistance.
While officials from the Obama Administration raised their rhetoric over the weekend about the possibility of a debt default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, they privately have been telling top executives at major U.S. banks that such an event won’t happen, FOX Business has learned.
Speaker Boehner has rushed his bill back to the drawing board with the hope of re-writing its provisions to get better numbers out of the CBO. The bill is still tentatively scheduled for a vote tomorrow, but Boehner can lose only 23 Republicans before he has to find votes among the Democrats.
Your first instinct might be to dismiss words like “womyn” and being asked not to use “gay” as an insult as “that PC crap”. If so, sit back and think about that.
Um… did I miss something here? Women, a “non privileged group” apparently, decided that “women” is unacceptable and that it needed to be spelt “womyn” instead? Really? I mean, if there was a vote where all women in English speaking countries had to say which they preferred, I’m pretty sure the outcome would be 99% in favour of “women” over “womyn”.
Anyway, I have only one thing to say right now, and then I have to go pick up my burka* from the cleaners: how many of those on the left crowing in delight that they’ve finally got a blond, blue-eyed, white male “Christian conservative” nationalist murderer to wave around like a bloody shirt have images of Che Guevara on their walls or clothing?