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Who Read 1,582-Page $1.1T Spending Bill? Congressman: ‘Nobody Did’

 

 

 

 

” When asked whether he read the 1,528-page,  $1.1 trillion government spending bill before he voted for it yesterday, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said, “Nobody did!”

On Capitol Hill on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Blumenauer: “The omnibus bill yesterday, it was 1,582 pages, did you have a chance to read all the pages before voting on it?”

 

 

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Modern Liberalism Explained By Evan Sayet

 

 

 

   This man explains liberalism as it exists in it’s present form . The above video is the condensed version of his speech . Below is the entire speech for those who’s interest is piqued .

 

 

 

Published on Jan 8, 2014

” According to David Horowitz, Mr. Sayet is, “simply the best political comedian working in America today”, and a more serious thinker. In the latter capacity, Evan delivered the speech to the Heritage Foundation which Andrew Breitbart called “one of the five most important conservative speeches ever given,” a lecture that is now by far the single most viewed talk in their history. Evan has written and/or produced in just about every medium there is, including TV’s “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” (for which he apologizes), the multiple festival award-winning documentary “Dodo” and authored The Kindergarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks (Evan will be selling and signing his new book). He was also the original writer for the long-running, cult classic game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” Evan lives in Los Angeles.”

 

 Thanks to Kyle Becker at IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Pols From New Jersey Aren’t Born To Run

 

 

” Indeed, over the past decade or so, New Jersey has started to earn belated props in the public imagination, with television shows such as The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and even Jersey Shore using the state as a backdrop for meditations on the American Dream. The recent and quick rise of Gov. Christie himself speaks to what might even be considered a New Jersey cultural bubble. He’s the first serious presidential contender to come out of New Jersey since Woodrow Wilson.

  Yet the Garden State — insert a not-inaccurate joke about the entire place being a Superfund toxic waste dump here — has been a national punchline at least since Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton rowed across the Hudson River from New York to shoot it out in Weehawken. (Needless to say, Burr, a native of Newark who happened to be U.S. vice president at the time, won.) “

 

 

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Tonight On ‘The Kelly File’: Marcus Luttrell Responds To Left’s Criticism Of ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

 

” Some on the left are criticizing Lone Survivor, dismissing it as “war propaganda.” 

Earlier today, the mother of one of the three fallen Navy SEALs responded on Fox and Friends.

Tonight on The Kelly File, don’t miss the response from the real-life “Lone Survivor”Marcus Luttrell.”

 

 

Below is the interview with Matthew Axelson’s mother Donna , from Fox and Friends . You can read the accompanying article here .

 

 

Donna Axelson Interview

 

 

 

Here is an excerpt .

 

” Later in the interview, Steve Doocy asked for her opinion on some criticism of the movie, with some on the left characterizing it as “war propaganda.” 

” Hogwash. Marcus [Luttrell] has been very careful about not bringing politics into this at all. This is just a story about what our military men do. Because as an all-volunteer military, these are men and women who want to do this, who believe in America and want to protect us from additional 9/11 kinds of attacks. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the courage and bravery of our military men and women,” she said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comic Relief From Insanity Island

 

 

Published on Jan 8, 2014

” The Temp Agency sends Neuman the Pig on assignment to a research ship to the Antarctic to prove “Global Warm”…uhm…”Climate Change”. Also featuring Al Gore in a desperate attempt to be relevant.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH: Jon Stewart NAILS IT On NJ Gov. Chris Christie Bridgegate Scandal

 

 

 

Published on Jan 9, 2014

” Being from New Jersey, Jon obviously has a personal attachment to this issue. Check him out at his best in this video.

   **** This video is presented for parody under the protection of Fair Use. The Daily Show is the property of Viacom and is in no way associated with this user account. *** “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This Civic Literacy Test Will Show What You Know About U.S. Politics

 

Civics Test

 

 

 

” Take this Civic Literacy Test and see how you compare with your fellow citizens and our nation’s teachers! The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the test was 49%; college educators scored 55%.”

 

You can take the test at IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where’s The Media Outrage?

 

Tea Party %22Rapists%22

 

 

” In an outrageous ad aired on the local Washington D.C. NBC affiliate WRC-4, Virginia Democratic state senate candidate Jennifer Wexton – running to replace newly elected Virginia attorney general Mark Herring – made a shocking comparison between violent rapists that she once tried as a prosecutor to “Tea Party Republicans” in the Virginia legislature. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

  After describing women being assaulted and “traumatized again by facing the criminal in court,” Wexton made this declaration: “…as a prosecutor I put violent offenders in prison. In the Virginia Senate, I’ll fight just as hard against Tea Party Republicans who would take away a woman’s health care and her right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican Identification Lowest In At Least 25 Years

 

Party Identification, Yearly Averages, 1988-2013

 

 

 

” Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008.

  The results are based on more than 18,000 interviews with Americans from 13 separate Gallup multiple-day polls conducted in 2013.

  In each of the last three years, at least 40% of Americans have identified as independents. These are also the only years in Gallup’s records that the percentage of independents has reached that level.

  Americans’ increasing shift to independent status has come more at the expense of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party. Republican identification peaked at 34% in 2004, the year George W. Bush won a second term in office. Since then, it has fallen nine percentage points, with most of that decline coming during Bush’s troubled second term. When he left office, Republican identification was down to 28%. It has declined or stagnated since then, improving only slightly to 29% in 2010, the year Republicans “shellacked” Democrats in the midterm elections.”

 

 

A party that stands for nothing cannot expect anyone to stand for it . Do you hear us Mr Speaker ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Your Enjoyment – This Week’s Newsbusted With Jodi Miller

 

 

 

Published on Jan 6, 2014

” Topics:
– Record Cold Weather
– Global Warming 
– Al Qaeda and Benghazi
– Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
– NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman
– Duck Dynasty Guns
– Obamacare and Newborns
– ESPN hires Tim Tebow”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NewsBusted 12/31/13

Last NewsBusted Of 2013

 

 

 

Published on Dec 30, 2013

” TOPICS:
– Happy New Year!
– Obama’s New Year Greeting
– New Laws in 2014
– Bill Clinton
– Illinois Textbooks
– Justin Bieber
– Joe Biden
– McDonald’s”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Of ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’ Wants His Book Out Of Print, Realizes Premise Is Flawed

 

 

” Forty-four years after penning “The Anarchist Cookbook,” author William Powell says he wants the infamous book off the shelves and out of print.

  The Cookbook, which contains detailed instructions for the manufacture of various types of home-built explosives, was an outpouring of Powell’s anger towards the U.S. military and “unnecessary government-sanctioned violence.” But as time passed, he realized the premise of his book was flawed, The Guardian reports.

  “The anger that motivated the writing of the Cookbook blinded me to the illogical notion that violence can be used to prevent violence,” Powell wrote for The Guardian. “

 

    There exists a school of thought that the State has grown exponentially more powerful and oppressive over the past four decades and perhaps the need will soon arise for the lessons in protest and disruption conveyed in Powell’s book .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NewsBusted – 12/17/13

Jodi Miller And NewsBusted

 

 

 

Published on Dec 16, 2013

” — President Obama
– Congress
– Amazon.com Drones
– Rush Limbaugh
– Sean Hannity
– Newsweek
– Record Low Temperatures
– Al Gore
– George W. Bush paints
– Nevada Prostitutes
– Obamacare

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Arapahoe High Gunman Held Strong Political Beliefs, Classmates Said

 

 

 

 

” In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”

” I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”

  Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?

  Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NewsBusted 12/11/13

 

 

 

Published on Dec 10, 2013

TOPICS:
– Nelson Mandela Funeral
– Presidents Obama and Bush
– Pearl Harbor Day
– Fast Food Workers
– Amazon.com Drones
– The Sound of Music and Carrie Underwood
– Piers Morgan
– Chris Matthews
– Wind Farms and Bald Eagles
– Obama’s Illegal Alien Uncle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter From The Chair – A Lot To Be Thankful For

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, Libertarians!  

 

” Here’s something to be thankful for: we’ve broken 26,000 registered Libertarians in Colorado!  That’s an increase of 24% since January 1st, an incredible accomplishment for an off-year for legislative and gubernatorial elections. And how exactly did we do on the propositions in this year’s election?

  Modo vincis, modo vinceris :- 

  Amendment 66 failed by 2 to 1, and that’s a very, very good thing.  It’s kinda hard not to notice a billion-dollar juggernaut rumbling down towards you, so it’s hard to miss when it crumbles to dust just short of impact. $10 Million was spent by special interests out-of-state on this tax hike. That’s $33.00 per vote. This is money that could have been donated to the very schools they claim to be helping.

  But we know they’ll be back again in another couple of years, and Referendum AA – the municipal version of the Tax-the-Hell-Out-of Demon-Weed proposition – did pass 2 to 1 in many cities. So the question we all have to ponder is: Has the “Great Recession” made enough of a lasting impression that this generation will resist not just this wave of money grabs, but the next one as well?  Or do we need to give some serious thought to what we ought to be saying to our friends and family to fully educate them about the hollow promises of government shell games?

  We may have put a partial end to the drug war in exchange for some degree of regulation, but with taxes approaching 50% – the lion’s share of which is going into more bureaucracy, not education – the cities that passed this law have effectively killed their markets for marijuana retailers by pushing the business both underground and out of town.  It’s one big shell game on every level, and we need to keep pointing that out.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From StoryLeak

 

 

 

” I recently appeared on the Alex Jones Show to break down how political correctness, along with other techniques employed by the mainstream media and politicians at large, really break down into sociological mind control. Add this into the mega dosing of children and adults alike on antidepressants, and you have a percentage of the population that will never question their rulers.”

   This is a powerful discussion that points to and dissects the system that has been established to break down societal bonds and produce new generations of indoctrinated , unthinking , unquestioning citizen-serfs . 

   The common comparisons between our current government/media oligarchy to past despots such as Stalin and Hitler and Mao , according to this video , is more apt in many ways than most people will allow themselves to believe . However as this video brings to light , technology and the “Long March” have produced a Leviathan State orders of magnitude more dangerous to liberty than the aforementioned tyrants could have dreamed of . 

    As horrendous as those three greatest mass murderer’s reigns were , each could be ended by killing the leaders , while here in the US a bureaucracy of such complexity combining the State , the media , academia and corporate cronies has combined to create a Hydra with so many heads that it would seem near impossible to slay . 

    Admittedly the video will eat up a sizable portion of your day (45:00+/-) but it is well worth your time .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Fascist Police State…And We’re Partly Responsible

 

 

 

” Likewise, those of us who treasure America as the land of the free and the home of the brave, see contemporary statists, those who are actively engaged in expanding centralized governmental authority at the expense of personal liberty, as adulterates and enemies of freedom.  They are “fundamentally transforming America” into a fiercely potent centralized government that was never intended for this republic; a fascist police state that, regulates, coerces, bullies, and spies on its citizens. And they have done it surreptitiously, clandestinely, and dishonestly. How any thinking person, who professes love for America, can accede to the destruction of American idealism perpetrated by those who have a stated objective of “fundamentally transforming” the nation is beyond my comprehension.

  And for those on the left who are obsessed with race, obsequiously regurgitating racist epithets against we who love what America used to stand for, it makes no difference what color the skin is of the torchbearer leading the destruction of American values. He could be green, white, red, or purple, and we’d still object to the dismantling of the country, as we’ve observed the past few years. Stated more succinctly; you mess with what made America great, and you start simmering a pot of patriotic rage until it reaches a boiling point, and race has absolutely nothing to do with it.

  Conservatives have allowed this transformation to occur, by acquiescent reticence. I think no one has stated it more perfectly than Albert Einstein who said, “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonder Where They’ll Ever Find A Centralized World To Manage Choice And Behavior

 

 

 

 

” David Golumbia writing at Jacobin is steamed at the supposed “deletion of the left” by supposedly dominant “cyberlibertarians.”

  He starts off going wrong with a rather gross misunderstanding of what being “of the left” in American terms means these days:

 

  The digital revolution, we are told everywhere today, produces democracy. It gives “power to the people” and dethrones authoritarians; it levels the playing field for distribution of information critical to political engagement; it destabilizes hierarchies, decentralizes what had been centralized, democratizes what was the domain of elites.

  Most on the Left would endorse these ends. The widespread availability of tools whose uses are harmonious with leftist goals would, one might think, accompany broad advancement of those goals in some form. Yet the Left today is scattered, nearly toothless in most advanced democracies. If digital communication technology promotes leftist values, why has its spread coincided with such a stark decline in the Left’s political fortunes?

 

  What the left really wants is a centralized elite authority that pursues particular ends it claims to desire, often allegedly on behalf of “the people”; people who really want dethroned authority, free flow of information, and decentralization are libertarians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Would Build The Roads? Frequently Asked Questions About Libertarians.

 

” Token Libertarian Girl crushes some of the bigger myths about liberty and human nature in this very funny four-minute video.

 

 

   Ms Borowsky is a charming young lady who writes for Townhall and has a very engaging Youtube channel which produces some very enlightening videos on liberty , the Constitution and all things freedom related . In this effort she attempts to answer some of the most commonly raised questions pertaining to a theoretical Libertarian society . Do you know the difference between an anarchist and a minarchist ? Are libertarians Republicans ? Are libertarians naive to human nature ? Watch the video and see for yourself . 

NewsBusted 11/27/13

 

 

 

Published on Nov 26, 2013

” — Thanksgiving
– Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
– Obamacare
– The Obamas
– John Kerry
– Iran Nuclear Deal
– Harry Reid Nuclear Option
– Congressman Trey Radel
– Alec Baldwin Cancelled
– Blockbuster Video

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Tea Party At The Crossroads

 

 

” Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the Tea Party an insurgent movement, mainly of people who were not professional politicians, but who nevertheless had the good sense to see that their only chance of getting their ideals enacted into public policies was within one of the two major parties.

More important, the Tea Party was an insurgent movement that was not trying to impose some untried Utopia, but to restore the lost heritage of America that had been eroded, undermined or just plain sold out by professional politicians.

What the Tea Party was attempting was conservative, but it was also insurgent — if not radical — in the sense of opposing the root assumptions behind the dominant political trends of our times. Since those trends have included the erosion, if not the dismantling, of the Constitutional safeguards of American freedom, what the Tea Party was attempting was long overdue.

ObamaCare epitomized those trends, since its fundamental premise was that the federal government had the right to order individual Americans to buy what the government wanted them to buy, whether they wanted to or not, based on the assumption that Washington elites know what is good for us better than we know ourselves.”

    The subject of the Tea Party and it’s future is very near and dear to our hearts and thus we would like to contribute to this piece in some meaningful way but thought it best to let the esteemed Professor Sowell have the stage all to himself . We are in no way presumptuous enough to assume that we could do much in the arena of debate to advance the genius that is Thomas Sowell so we are content to leave the words to him . 

 

Part Two of this piece can be found here . Here is a sample of part two :

 

” Friend and foe alike see the Tea Party as not just a bunch of politicians trying to stay in office, but people with a purpose beyond going along to get along. The left’s desperate — and dishonest — efforts to discredit the Tea Party show that they understand its threat to their expanding government agenda.

The question is whether the Tea Party itself still has its eye on the ball — the goals it was formed to serve — or is letting itself get preoccupied with its battle against other Republicans.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservative Conflict With Science On Evolution And Global Warming Has Been Exaggerated—While Liberals Get A Free Pass For Their Own Failings.

 

 

 

” In his first State of the Union Address in 1790, George Washington told Congress, “There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature.” He went on to call science “essential” to our nation. Two hundred and twenty years later, in his first inaugural address, Barack Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.”

The president’s insinuation plays into the common perception in the media, electorate, and research community that Republicans are “anti-science.” I encountered that sentiment routinely in nearly a decade working for Republicans on Capitol Hill, and it has become more commonplace in the broader political discussion. Frequent offenders include Slate‘s Phil Plait,Mother Jones‘ Chris Mooney, HBO’s Bill Maher, a host of contributors at The Huffington Post, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

I’m the first to admit that there are elected Republicans with a terrible understanding of science—Representative Paul Broun of Georgia, an M.D. who claims evolution and the Big Bang are “lies straight from the pit of hell” is one rather obvious example—and many more with substantial room for improvement. But Republicans, conservatives, and the religious are no more uniquely “anti-science” than any other demographic or political group. It’s just that “anti-science” has been defined using a limited set of issues that make the right wing and religious look relatively worse. (As a politically centrist atheist, this claim is not meant to be self-serving.)”

 

   This is a fine piece that acknowledges the bias inherent in the media’s coverage of science . For once the Left is shown to have it’s own science failings while it is demonstrated that Liberal media control of the press has resulted in very slanted reporting on the Right’s beliefs in science . There is nothing really new about slanted media coverage of the Right but just having this article published in the Atlantic is change , of a sort .

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Is Bigger Than You Think…

 

” An exclusive Esquire-NBC News survey shows us that everything we are told about politics in America today—that there is no middle ground between left and right, blue and red, us and them—is wrong. The data, compiled by the Benenson Strategy Group (pollster for Obama for America ’08 and ’12) and Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies (lead pollster for Romney for President), show us there is a large group of American voters—even a majority—who make up a New American Center that is passionate, persuadable, and very real. They are merely waiting for Washington to find them.”

 

1. THE CENTER IS FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO DO NOT CONSIDER THEMSELVES THE CENTER.

 

” When we talk about the Center, we are not talking about some shapeless, shifting mass of voters who just can’t make up their minds about where they stand. They know what they stand for—nearly half the voters we identified in the Center even say they’re liberals or conservatives. (Hell, 15 percent of those in the Center say they are supporters of the Tea Party.) However, their views don’t neatly correspond to traditional definitions of liberal or conservative, creating a disjunction between where they think they are on the ideological spectrum and where they actually are.”

    This article has some interesting info-graphics and theories . On the other hand a careful reading of the details would tend to convince one that there is an agenda being put forth by Esquire that is not exactly coming from the center but perhaps a little left of it . Some of the info-graphics are likely the result of polling that may have been slanted in order to push a preconceived notion of exactly what constitutes the “center” . See for yourself , biased or not it is still worth your time .

We tend to agree with the sub-titled notion that the center is bigger than you think . Where we disagree is with the article’s definition of center . On certain issues it would seem that Esquire’s view of the center appears through Statist glasses . We on the other hand feel that the pendulum is swinging away from authoritarian worship and back towards the Founder’s principles of individual liberty and responsibility .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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