Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Comment of the Day -- What Is He Hiding?


Well Obooba must be pretty smart to manage all of this:
1) Secure long form birth certificate.
2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) — not found, not released
3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed
4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s reptriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii) — not releasedPunahou School financial aid or school records — not released
9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released. (These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)
10) Columbia College records — not released
11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
12) Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)
13) Obama’s law client list — sealed
14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
16) Obama’s medical records — not released
17) Obama’s passport records — not released
Akzed on December 28, 2010 at 1:42 PM

from Hot Air.com

Chris Matthews Wants to See the Birth Certificate but Claims He Isn't a Birther

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Monday, December 27, 2010

PBS Broadcasting Propaganda for Castro





The story in the WSJ pointing out how much of a tool of the Castro regime Ray Suarez and PBS are is only available to subscribers. But here are a couple of quotes from a NewsBusters story that covers this disgusting development.

"The series was taped in Cuba with government “cooperation” so there is no surprise that it went heavy on the party line. Still, there was something disturbing about how Mr. Suarez allowed himself to be used by the police state, dutifully reciting its dubious claims as if he were reporting great advances in medical science."
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"O'Grady insists "dissent is spreading in Cuba like dengue fever because daily life is so onerous." Botin has authored a book called Los Funerales de Castro that pulls back the curtain on the "Potemkin village" foreigners see on official visits. In private, there are "no limits to the derision of the brothers Castro." But:
Mr. Suarez's report, by contrast is like a state propaganda film. In one segment, an American woman named Gail Reed who lives in Cuba tells him that the government's claim of its people's longevity is due to a first rate system of disease prevention. he then parrots the official line that Cuba's wealth of doctors is the key ingredient...An abundance of doctors? Not in the Cuba Mr. Botin lived in. In 2006, the government claimed there were 65,000 doctors. That number, he says, was "a figure many professionals considered inflated." When Cubans complained they couldn't get care, he notes that the state upped the number "magically" to 71,000 five months later. Given Fidel's habit of making things up, it's hard to know how many competent doctors the government has trained. But there is no disputing the fact that thousands of medics have been sent overseas in large numbers to earn hard currency for the regime. There is also no question that Cubans are paying the price at home."
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""Reporters who want access to Cuba know that they have to toe the Castro line. I get that. Mr. Suarez must figure that this American audience does not."

Fox News Sunday Morning Show Discussion of GOP Field for 2012

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hallelujah Chorus -- Alaska Style

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Merry Christmas: A Link to Iowahawk's Latest


I have three excerpts below. Go to the original to read the transcript of Alan Grayson's interview when he applied for the job of playing Donald Duck at Disney World.


Psychological studies tell us a lost re-election campaign is the single most stressful event in the life of a congressional incumbent, even topping the indictment of a campaign contributor or an appearance at an unscripted town hall meeting. 
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The road to your new non-Washington career begins with an inventory of your personal strengths and competencies. Read the critical skill list below, and circle the ones that you possess.
Telling other people what to do
Demanding money
Peddling influence
Talking loudly over others
Condescension / arrogance
Threatening, browbeating, arguing
Narcissism
Evading responsibility
Spin control
As a former Washington professional, you probably circled four or more of the above. Yes, there are some private sector industries where these skills are valued - such as journalism, bill collection, professional wrestling, higher education, and carnival barking. Unfortunately, these are all declining industries with low wages and/or fierce job competition. In order to maintain your standard of living, you will probably have to seek employment in other industries where you will find surprisingly little demand for your skills.
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Step 2: Familiarize Yourself With Your New Industry
In order to land that good job back in your home district, you first need to understand the ins and outs of the non-Washington economic system. Unlike Washington's easy-to-understand system of leveraging raw unbridled rulemaking and police power to extract tribute from fearful and/or favor-seeking constituents, non-Washington industries are largely based on the production of "goods" or "services." It sounds complicated, but the basic idea boils down to making things or doing thingsthat other people will pay for. The complicated part is to remember that they must pay for themvoluntarily.
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FAQs
I removed my Congressional experience from my resume. How do I explain the 28-year gap?
Claim you were in prison.

Friday, December 24, 2010

‘Christmas Island’ - Leon Redbone

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 ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ -- Frank Sinatra

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Mike Espy, former Secretary of Agriculture, has heard of many fraud investigations going on in USDA

We have just been through four years of Democratic control of congress in which there has been virtually no congressional oversight of a burgeoning bureaucracy. At the same time the MSM is now supine and pretty much owned by the Democratic party so they have done little investigation into governmental corruption. I would not be surprised if the amount of fraud, theft and waste in the past few years was not enough to balance the budget. And inquiring minds wonder if the so called Tea Party congress will do much to change all of this.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

‘Walking In A Winter Wonderland’ - Dean Martin

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Like Ad Hominem with Your Breakfast? Dial Up MSNBC

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FRANK SINATRA - ‘LET IT SNOW,LET IT SNOW,LET IT SNOW’

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Fraud in the USDA ?

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Sharpton Wants to Censor Rush: 'Imagine The Arrogance Of Allowing People To Say What They Want’

Sharpton being offended is like the canary in the mine: all of Sharpton's carrying on is a sure sign that we are being exposed to a wide variety of points of view.
And since when does the FCC have subpoena powers? (Except in Sharpton's fantasy life.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stealth Amnesty



A bipartisan group of senators delivered America from the latest incarnation of immigration amnesty when they voted down the DREAM Act over the weekend. But this is not the death of amnesty. The tricks and dishonest maneuvers will no doubt continue in forms we cannot now even imagine. There are a couple of objections that I feel are fatal to this latest attempt at stealth amnesty.
There was one persistent and common argument advanced for the DREAM Act. The act, it was said, was designed to deal with the situation of kids who had grown up in America and know no other home. It was argued that it is unkind and unfair to send these poor kids to some foreign land of which they know nothing. A kind and caring person would see their sad plight and give them the American citizenship that will solve their problem.
The suggestible portion of the listener’s brain might respond to this hectoring about caring and compassion by imagining itself in the place of the misunderstood immigrant. You might construct mental pictures of yourself yanked from your comfortable life and suddenly placed in a totally foreign and hostile environment. If this is all that happens this trick of emotional blackmail and manipulation might be successful in turning the listener into another advocate for amnesty. Or one might raise above the instinctive fear of being thought unkind and look at more than just one’s own emotional landscape. Maybe my situation and that of the immigrant are not alike enough for this exercise of emotional identification to be sufficiently informative.
First and second generation immigrants do not live in the same middle class, white bread world that I live in. Immigrants tend to gather in and form communities of immigrants from their country of origin. So these kids congregate with and socialize with others of similar background who continue habits and traditions from the country of origin. They continue to speak the language of their country of origin. They are betwixt and between: neither fish nor fowl. America is actually a foreign country to them and many of them see themselves as citizens of their parent’s country first and as Americans only second. There is good reason to wonder if they would be honest when swearing an oath of allegiance. Not exactly the ideal now while the US is at war and daily in danger of civil strife caused by citizens who side with our enemies. The world these imigrants inhabit daily is not so foreign to their home country. I have no sense that they are so comfortable with moving the other direction: they do not seem to be willing integrate more fully into American culture except on their own terms and then only where there is real benefit to them.
This is exacerbated by attitudes frequently noted among many who claim they would be the beneficiaries of the DREAM Act. First, their many public acts demonstrate a total lack of respect for the laws they would be asked to begin following one day. Their actions frequently communicate the message, “Screw you. Screw your laws. We will only obey laws that we find convenient. And if you want us to abide by the law you need to write them the way we want them.” Do we need this in a world that is challenging and complicated enough already? What reason is there to imagine that they would ever become loyal citizens when their behavior thus far reveals them to see loyalty and benefits flowing only in a one way street that leads to them?
When the DREAMers talk about the effect of the act one gets the impression that it is designed to give deserved relief to star student athletes who are academic wunderkinds. There might even be a few hundred who meet this definition and would be given a path to citizenship by the act. Bit there are hundreds of thousands of others who would become citizens who are never spoken of. You have to wonder why the act’s proponents shun a full discussion and endlessly steer the discussion to the few gut wrenching examples that are not very representative. The fact that Reid maneuvered the vote into a very atypical weekend session to be taken by a pack of lame duck lets us know how afraid Reid is of full public disclosure.
My reaction is: not this, not now, not with this package of lies and not by means of these tricks and games.

DANA LOESCH and ELIOT SPITZER Discuss Taxes, Social Security and Defense Spending

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Runner Up Comment of the Day -- A liberal's preconceptions



"Funniest comment I’ve seen all day. There is no such thing as social or cultural “revival”. It is a one way street, and thank goodness for that."
ernesto on December 20, 2010 at 3:36 PM
For everyone who isn’t clear on this, ernesto starts each day with the assumption that everything old or “conservative” is bad, and everything bad is old or “conservative.”
This assumption is buried so deep it cannot eve be questioned. You can’t even communicate any ideas to ernesto that contradict that assumption.
If you “say” traditional values, he “hears” racism, slavery, child labor, etc. If you try to give specific examples of what you mean, it goes in one ear and out the other.
Because he’s a Liberal, and liberals, despite their self-image, are about reactionary, bigoted, and mired in preconceptions as any human beings you’re ever likely to meet.
Merovign on December 20, 2010 at 4:06 PM


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Charlie Brown Christmas Dance

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Comment of the Day -- extremist views on Islam and terrorism



Seeking to learn more about Islam and terrorism, some law enforcement agencies have hired as trainers self-described experts whose extremist views on Islam and terrorism are considered inaccurate and counterproductive by the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies.
I don’t know. From what I’ve seen of the Obama administration’s views on Islam, this doesn’t bother me. Seems to provide a counterbalance to Obama’s willful blindness.
For the millionth time, the Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, et al. aren’t waging war on us.
BuckeyeSam on December 20, 2010 at 12:34 PM


from Hot Air.com

Except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.



Some trust in chariots, and some in horses [some in missiles]: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7

Terrorism Related Arrests in the UK

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Do You Mind If I don’t Smoke?

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They have a lefty sensibility. Their slogan is ’No Labels’ but their actions say, “No label use for you. God sent me to use labels like ‘uncivil,’ ‘harsh partisan’ and ‘hyper-partisanship’ to put my enemies in their place.” They are rather easy targets.

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I found it interested that they could not agree about Obama’s position on when we are leaving Afghanistan. Booker and Mitchell are convinced that there is a final and absolute date in 2014. Scarborough feels sure that the president is a little flexible on this question. I’m pretty sure that Scarborough is right. Obama’s position is much like the great Captain Spaulding.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Second Runner Up Comment of the Day -- The Loss of Empathy

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When I saw the headline for this article, the first thing that came to my mind was the bullying behavior from the media and other liberals if you dare to disagree with them. No wonder kids think it's appropriate to ridicule and humiliate their opponents - that's what they've seen lefty politicians and media folks do for years. 
Of course, the best way to deal with a bully is to show that you couldn't care less about the bully's opinion, and more and more people are doing just that with the political bullies.

from Big Journalism

Runner Up Comment of the Day



When you can control both houses of Congress and the Presidency and still blame Republicans how can you lose?
CWforFreedom on December 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM

from Hot Air.com

Comment of the Day



Insecure people need such constant validation. They crave any little thing that gives them that rush of endorphines they feel when they can belittle the intelligence of those with whom they disagree.
This could stem from a lack of certainty about their beliefs, or a simple Pavlovian reaction to what they see as evidence that conservatives are morons and they really are as special, smart and wonderful as the teacher in their self-esteem class told them.
RDuke on December 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM

from Hot Air.com

A New Law in California Gives Vast Rights to Parents and Kids at Failing Schools *** Update Added

Sounds too good to be true. I am no longer even surprised that the Democratic Party run ‘news’ media has ignored this breakthrough. (Still disgusted but no longer surprised.)



UPDATE This has been the law in California since January as is reported here. And here is a story in the LAT from 12-7-09 from before passage of the bill. But I had not heard about this until today thus I reported an almost year old law as new. I have just done a little more research since I was a little insecure writing about something that seems so big that I only had from one source. Also, here is a story about an attempt to make this a law in Connecticut.

Monte Rey ‘Isle Of Capri’ 1934

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Krauthammer on the Status of the Taliban

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

‘I'll Be Home For Christmas’ by Bing Crosby

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Comment of the Day: Palin and the Illegals



President Palin will take this up and do it right.
DREAM=path to cistizenship=Amensty.
Palin is for legal status for illegals, some sort of work permit, which would of course lead directly to a huge amnesty.
I will not support Palin in any R primary for this reason.
Sarah Palin:
No, we can’t make it easy, but they’re here. And we can’t starve them to death. And if they can’t work, if they don’t have a green card to work, they’re going to be hosed. I mean, they got to pay rent, they got to buy groceries…
PALIN: Well…
O’REILLY: …this, that and the other thing. So this is where it gets very complicated, governor. You know, it gets very, very complicated…
PALIN: No.
O’REILLY: …because you are rewarding bad behavior. You’re letting them stay in the United States. And they came in illegally.
PALIN: Then let’s keep it — then we won’t complicate it anymore. Let’s keep it simple. And let’s say no, if you are here illegally, and if you don’t follow the steps that at some point through immigration reform we’re going to be able to provide, and that is to somehow allow to you work. If you’re not going to do that, then you will be deported. You will be gone.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/transcript/how-sarah-palin-would-tackle-illegal-immigration?page=2#ixzz18UORQa5a
Sarah Palin will not deport illegals, or attrit them with e verify, she will grant them work permits.
No, to Sarah Palin for the R nomination. She’s no better than McCain.
rightwingyahooo on December 18, 2010 at 1:28 PM

from Hot Air.com

Ella Fitzgerald - ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’

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OBAMA PROMISED 5-DAY, PUBLIC REVIEW OF BILLS BEFORE SIGNING

Why is the president not keeping his promise?

h/t: Breitbart TV

Erika Lewis and Tuba Skinny

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Friday, December 17, 2010

The Fat Lady Sings

Ride of the Valkyries

The Two Californias 



I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.

Victor Davis Hanson has a very descriptive piece at NRO about conditions in and around his home in Selma, CA which is very near Fresno. A lot of the three pages is just matter of fact narrative that describes the physical and socio-cultural and economic conditions in the area. I lived three years in Bakersfield, just one hundred miles south of this area during the time I was in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Then I spent the three and a half years I was in high school just about sixty miles south west of Hanson’s home. I graduated from Coalinga High School in 1966. In those days this was a vibrant area. Most of the fields were planted in cotton back then. There was also plenty of cattle farming as well as many, many oil wells. I found it depressing to read Hanson’s description since the area plainly gone to hell in a hand basket. VDH seems to feel that illegal immigration has been a scourge to the area. He does not blame the immigrants. It is more that it is diagnostic of what has gone wrong with California. Liberal PC, ‘nonjudgmental’ nanny state foolishness asks too little of itself and everyone else. So little responsible behavior is expected and received of anyone that everything slowly comes apart from its own weight. It is unfortunate since the area was once beautiful and productive.
I feel the need to quote these two paragraphs entire since they are pregnant with meaning about both the course of the last forty plus years and the DREAM Act.

"I note this because hundreds of students here illegally are now terrified of being deported to Mexico. I can understand that, given the chaos in Mexico and their own long residency in the United States. But here is what still confuses me: If one were to consider the classes that deal with Mexico at the university, or the visible displays of national chauvinism, then one might conclude that Mexico is a far more attractive and moral place than the United States.
"So there is a surreal nature to these protests: something like, “Please do not send me back to the culture I nostalgically praise; please let me stay in the culture that I ignore or deprecate.” I think the DREAM Act protestors might have been far more successful in winning public opinion had they stopped blaming the U.S. for suggesting that they might have to leave at some point, and instead explained why, in fact, they want to stay. What it is about America that makes a youth of 21 go on a hunger strike or demonstrate to be allowed to remain in this country rather than return to the place of his birth?" 

Monte Rey ‘Lady Of Spain’ 1936

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Wingy Manone Orchestra - ‘Ochi Chornya’ (1938)

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Carpenters - Christmas Medley

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Crowder Visits Cancun Where They Do Not Practice What They Preach

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comment of the Day


On the afternoon of April 1, 1983, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia University, made his way into the Great Hall of Manhattan’s Cooper Union to attend a “Socialist Scholars Conference.” There Obama discovered his vocation as a community organizer, as well as a political program to guide him throughout his life.
The conference itself was not a secret, but it held a secret, for it was there that a demoralized and frustrated socialist movement largely set aside strategies of nationalization and turned increasingly to local organizing as a way around the Reagan presidency — and its own spotty reputation. In the early 1980s, America’s socialists discovered what Saul Alinsky had always known: “Community organizing” is a euphemism behind which advocates of a radical vision of America could advance their cause without the bothersome label “socialist” drawing adverse attention to their efforts.
A loose accusation of his being a socialist has trailed Obama for years, but without real evidence that he saw himself as part of this radical tradition. But the evidence exists, if not in plain sight then in the archives — for example, the archived files of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which include Obama’s name on a conference registration list. That, along with some misleading admissions in the president’s memoir, Dreams from My Father, makes it clear that Obama attended the 1983 and 1984 Socialist Scholars conferences, and quite possibly the 1985 conclave as well. A detailed account of these conferences (along with many other events from Obama’s radical past) and the evidence for Obama’s attendance at them can be found in my new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.
The 1983 Cooper Union Conference, billed as a tribute to Marx, was precisely when Obama discovered his vocation for community organizing. Obama’s account of his turn to community organizing doesn’t add up. He portrays it as a mere impulse based on little actual knowledge. But that impulse saw Obama through two years of failed job searches. Clearly he had a deeper motivation. The evidence suggests he found it at the Socialist Scholars conferences, where he encountered the entrancing double idea that America could be transformed by a kind of undercover socialism, and that African Americans would be the key figures in advancing community organizing.
aquaviva on December 15, 2010 at 11:26 PM

from Hot Air.com

Plastic Jesus Song

Jack Johnson - Plastic Jesus/Fall Line/Spring Wind

RUSH: ‘NO LABELS’ IS A RACIST ORGANIZATION

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Comment of the Day



Barry’s core emotional temperature is tepid, except when it comes to his ego and golf. If he can garner some Indie cred, he’ll take it. He likely won’t get it because Indies aren’t idiots, but he’ll try to show them he cares enough to compromise.
Lefties can cry, throw hissy’s, and scream all day long, but they’re not ever going to abandon Barry. In the end, they’ll come right back to him. Ad hominem is like aggressive foreplay to them. They’ll slap him around a little, but later, they’ll all kiss and make-up.
Sometimes I almost wonder if all the hub bub isn’t just theater dreamed up by the left to showcase Barry’s willingness to work bipartisan magic.
anXdem on December 7, 2010 at 10:55 PM

from Hot Air.com

'Misty Blue' --- “Just the Mention of Your Name Turns A Flicker to A Flame”

Monica & Mary J. Blige

Denis Leary on Christmas Toys

*****LANGUAGE ALERT*****

Krauthammer on Obama's Televised Tax Announcement: He Was Addressing Daily Kos, NYT and MoveOn

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Now, That's Precision" The Rockettes: Dance of the Wooden Soldiers

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Congressional Hubris

There is no honor among thieves.
Rangel lied and stole until Hell wouldn't haven't anymore. It was so bad that Pelosi's ethics committee couldn't even ignore it. The Democrats' solution? Stand up on the House floor and tell him he broke the rules and then give him a standing ovation. Gee, that would be very helpful if Rangel breaking the rules were not already common knowledge.
But I guess every member of congress is hoping they'll also get a pass and a standing O when they get caught.

Friday, December 3, 2010

HOWARD DEAN REVEALS ALINSKY TACTICS and LINEAGE OF THE LEFT

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h/t: Breitbart TV

Runner Up Comment of the Day



The democrats aren’t negotiating, they’re demanding. They have a long list of demands, like convicts in a prison riot, they’re demanding, and their idea of negotiation is convincing the prison warden to accept something from their list of demands.
Skandia Recluse on December 3, 2010 at 5:02 PM

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Radio City Rockettes Rockefeller Plaza (1993)

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Comment of the Day




Example, I own my own business and have the following:
1) Take 100K of income
2) 100K of profit that I would like to reinvest.
3) Paid down 100K of principal on my buildings
To the government I have 300K of income and I am taxed as such. If my effective rate is 33%, I have to pay 100K of taxes. There goes my profit, and I have no money to reinvest in my business. Do you understand crr6 and your ilk???
WashJeff on December 3, 2010 at 10:38 AM

from Hot Air.com

Party Animals Are Trying to Impose Rationing on Productive Areas of the World

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h/t: American Elephants

Dana Loesch Smacks Down Liberal Comedian

DL is yet another of our smart and principled conservative women. I love them.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Merry Christmas !!!

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Judge Napolitano and Amb. Bolton on WikiLeaks

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Howard Bloom On Capitalism: Part 1

Entropy is not the future. "Nature never falls down. She always falls up."

KURTZ: Obama Wouldn't Have Muslim Image Problem If He Had Joined A Church

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I don’t think the Muslime have any more use for this guy than others.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

BREITBART TALKS POLITICS AND HOLLYWOOD ON THE ADAM CAROLLA SHOW

.***LANGUAGE ALERT*******


There is another 27 minutes of this available at Breitbart TV.

Andrews Sisters ‘Winter Wonderland’

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Rosie the Riveter

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h/t: Glamour Daze

START Treaty

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The Obama administration says, “Trust us and trust the sense of panic we are injecting into the process.” Who could say, “No” ?

TAMMY BRUCE: OBAMA GOT HIT BY ‘BIG ELBOW OF KARMA’

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Tammy Bruce from HAP on Vimeo.


h/t: The Blaze

Ireland Gets $113 Billion Bailout

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