May, 2013

Former IRS head visited Obama White House a staggering 157 times

Even though we know at least two Senators pushed the IRS to target the left’s political enemies, and despite the fact that White House council knew about it weeks - maybe months - before it appeared in the papers, the official line is that Obama learned of the IRS scandal only when it appeared in the media.  He’s a busy guy and, since the agents involved were just “low-level rogues,” it was impossible for the President to hear about the targeted auditing of Tea Party groups.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Wealth wiped out in 2008 crash hasn’t recovered under Obama

Of all the damning things you can say about the nation’s economic performance since Barack Obama took office, perhaps the most damning - and the one the fewest people understand the importance of - is that the nation has not been creating wealth during Obama’s presidency.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Forbes: In California, Obamacare raises individual insurance rates 64-146%

Last week, the left was ecstatic.  The People’s Republic of California announced that not only was Obamacare going to be great, it was going to be even greater than they expected.  Everything, they claimed, was going to be cheaper than projected.  Residents were going to save so much on their insurance that the over-taxed economy would be booming in no time.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Turkish Raid: UN Rights Council Called to Investigate

GENEVA, – In reaction to this morning’s brutal Turkish police action that targeted peaceful protesters and journalists, creating scenes of chaos on the streets of Istanbul, a Geneva-based human rights group is demanding an urgent debate of the United Nations Human Rights Council, now in session, in a letter (see full text below) sent today to Council President Remigiusz Achilles Henczel, and UN rights chief Navi Pillay.

Senate Expense Scandal: Accountability Shouldn’t Be Just an Act

Senator Mike Duffy certainly isn’t the first Ottawa politician to get some unwanted scrutiny from RCMP investigators. But unless politicians of all political stripes get serious about accountability soon, it’s certain that Duffy won’t be the last either.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation Gregory Thomas- Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Disturbing pattern: Obama puts our enemies above us

We are witnessing a disturbing pattern. President Obama always puts the best interest, well-being and rights of our enemies above providing protection and justice for the American people.

My wife ranted, “It is as if Obama is desensitizing us to the suffering of our people in these terrorist attacks.”

By Lloyd Marcus - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

For the record

Attorney General Eric Holder is arguably one of the dumbest people on the planet. I say arguably because he’s in competition with Kathleen Sibelius, Janet Napolitano, Hilary Clinton, John Kerry and their feckless leader Beaurat Obama. There are others salted among the differing levels of this bureaucratic nightmare referred to as the Obama Administration. I felt it best to stick with the nuts, bolts and dolts at the highest levels of influence. They accept no responsibility for their acts or those of their subordinates.

Is the Necessary and Proper Clause either Necessary or Proper?

I want to begin by saying that I believe the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, with the Bill of Rights included, comprise the most enlightened, ennobling, and beneficial documents ever penned by the hand of man. I also believe that the Constitution afforded the United States the greatest level of freedom and opportunity ever experienced by humanity. This freedom and opportunity in turn released the talents and abilities of the American people to build the greatest nation ever to exist, rising from thirteen states exhausted and impoverished from years of war into a prosperous and powerful nation which by the end of the twentieth century stood upon the world stage as the uncontested sole superpower.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Imam in Wales deported, Mosque protests, situation ambiguous

Battle lines are being drawn in South Wales after a Pakistani Imam, employed by a local mosque in Newport, had his visa revoked and was deported to Pakistan after being held at Heathrow for 2 days. The Imam in question, Hafiz Majeed Al-Nasar, had been on leave in his home country and was detained at the airport after flying back to London.

By David C. Jennings - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Alaska Republican Conservative Joe Miller Hints 2016 Senate Run

In spite of his 2010 primary victory over incumbent Alaska U. S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and then subsequent loss in the general election to Murkowski when the “old liners” Alaska establishment GOP moved to her support, Joe Miller is expected to run again in 2016.

By Jerry McConnell - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Obama’s Iraq Surrender

After almost a century of existence, the borders that form the modern Mideast nation states appear to be on the verge of disintegration. Part of the driving force behind this meltdown, as observers are beginning to acknowledge, is of course the intractable sectarian war in Syria. But a far bigger part of the picture is the accelerating destabilization of Iraq.

By Arnold Ahlert - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

New High-Level UN Development Panel Report Retreads Old Left-Wing Ideas

On May 30, 2013,the United Nations High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released a report entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.” Its authors claimed that the report sets out a “universal” and “transformative” agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.

By Joseph A. Klein - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Cicadas Emergence 2013

A week ago, walking through the woods, I saw thousands of bore holes in the ground. Occasionally, the hard shells of bugs, stinky exoskeletons I had not seen before, were hanging from the trunks of nearby trees. I did not give it much thought but I was intrigued. What could it be?

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Q&A on Scandals and Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder is head of the Department of Justice—in charge of enforcing the nation’s laws. So what happens when the head law enforcer gets caught up in questionable conduct?

By Heritage Foundation Amy Payne and Hans von Spakovsky- Friday, May 31, 2013 - Full Story

Jay Carney: It’s ‘self-evident’ that lying liar Holder’s lie is totally true

It takes a special kind of skill to do Jay Carney’s job, at least the way Jay Carney does it. The rule of modern-day politics is that you never concede anything the other side says, no matter how absurd the claim you have to make. That means you’ve got to twist yourself into some pretty contorted pretzels sometimes, but that’s the rule and you have to follow the rule.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Full Story

Major media outlets boycott Holder meeting

Eric Holder, embattled Attorney General of the United States and leader of President Obama’s Department of Justice; decided it was prudent, in an increasingly desperate move to save his job, to have an off the record session with reporters. The initial meeting was scheduled for May 30.

By David C. Jennings - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Full Story

Fearing the Success of Religion

I know any number of atheists and they are generally cheerful, law-abiding, moral people. The ones I know don’t go around demanding that symbols and acts of religious devotion by others be restricted.

I like the atheists I know even if they don’t believe in God or identify themselves as Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, or any other faith group. It’s their choice. The more militant atheists, however, should let others make their choices, too. They should be able to get through a brief, public moment of prayer without being upset about it.

By Alan Caruba - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Full Story