Archive for December, 2012

December 30, 2012

Confiscating Guns During Katrina (video)

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December 28, 2012

Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that on the first day of the new Congress—January 3rd— she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, “I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012.  Read more . . .

December 28, 2012

Legislators make new push to gut Prop. 13

Dec. 27, 2012/By Katy Grimes

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The final votes from the November election were not even counted before state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, introduced a constitutional amendment to Proposition 13 to forever alter the landmark tax-revolt measure.

Let the debate begin.  Read on . . .

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December 27, 2012

The Tea Party Has Not Yet Begun to Fight

 
If the Tea Party has been weakened by the November election, why are the mainstream media expending so much effort attacking it? 

The latest attempt is today’s front-page article by the New York Times, which alleges that the Tea Party is turning to “narrower” issues and suggests, none too subtly, that Congress should stop paying attention to it.

As proof, the Times offers the fact that Republican leaders “have embraced raising tax revenues in budget negotiations, repudiating a central tenet of the Tea Party.” It ignores the fact that Republican leaders could not muster the votes in the House to pass those proposals. 

To the great frustration of the mainstream media and the GOP establishment alike, the Tea Party continues to hold the line against tax hikes and new bailouts. It also won a significant victory with the recent passage of right-to-work legislation in Michigan.  More…

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December 27, 2012

CA Immigration Policy in for big-time change

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, shown here in October protesting Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of the TRUST Act, recently reintroduced the bill. And this time it could make it, due to bipartisan talk of immigration reform.

PHOTO BY ALEX EMSLIE

Look sharp, Sacramento. And brush up on your Spanish: The immigration debate is set to flare up once again in Washington, D.C., but the path to citizenship may begin here in the state Capitol.

Democratic state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently, and for the third time, introduced the TRUST Act to the California Legislature. This bill would limit state law enforcement’s participation in Secure Communities, a system introduced by President George W. Bush and expanded by the Obama administration that allows federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ask local police and sherrif departments across the country to hold undocumented immigrants already in custody for the purpose of deportation.  More…

December 27, 2012

Sure, the GOP must change, but …

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Without fail, whenever Republicans lose elections, liberal commentators eagerly chime in with advice designed to “help” the GOP become more relevant and competitive. The advice is so common and predictable that it leaves me wondering whether the journalists who offer it simply regurgitate old columns saved on their computer. The latest dose of this comes from Thomas Elias, a liberal columnist who has been offering Californians the same liberal advice for many years.

December 26, 2012

New Tax for Californians?

Elias: PARCEL TAX PLANS PROMOTE UNFAIREST OF LEVIES

by Stephen Frank on 12/25/2012 ·

My good friend Tom Elias is a liberal—but an honest one. He can call out a bad tax when he see’s it.  The “parcel tax” is a bad one.  Folks who do not own property—and are economic illiterates—think it is a free tax—a tax on someone else.  Of course, the landlord that pays a parcel tax passes it on to the tenants via higher rent.  The dolts who voted to have others pay higher taxes are the one’s harmed.

Now the Democrats want to make it easier to raise taxes—and harm even more people.

“Why are parcel taxes unfair? Because they have nothing to do with the value or use of any particular property. Parcel taxes almost always assess owners an identical sum for each property they possess. That means the tax on a small one- or two-bedroom cottage is identical to the levy on a luxury hotel or a large shopping mall. The owner of a 33,000 square foot mansion pays the same as the owner of a property one-twentieth as large.”

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December 26, 2012

$200 for your gun

San Francisco And Oakland Crowds Hand Over Guns in Buyback

December 22, 2012/Source: Breitbart

In San Francisco and Oakland on Saturday, citizens brought their guns to sell to the police in return for cash. Every volunteer who returned a gun was $200 richer walking away. The line was so long in San Francisco that there was no cash left after lunchtime and I.O.U.s were substituted instead.

Oakland’s citizens gave even more guns back, including assault weapons and Ak-47s; the line of people returning guns, which was comprised of those standing and those in cars, was almost two miles long. A limit of three per person was imposed.

Oakland’s police chief, Howard Jordan, said, “When we remove guns off our streets that could be used in a crime, we reduce the possibility of our youth and community being a victim.”

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December 26, 2012

Armed Coup at Freedom Works

Dick Armey Literally Led An Armed Coup At FreedomWorks Right Before His $8 Million Ouster
 

New details have emerged yesterday about the events leading up to Dick Armey’s ouster as the head of the Tea Party affiliated FreedomWorks group.

Initially, all that was known about Armey’s exit was that it involved an “internal clash,” primarily between Armey and the group’s president Matt Kibbe. 

Armey is set to recieve $8 million in consulting fees over 20 years paid for by Richard Stephenson, a Republican fundraiser and founder of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

The new details indicate that this was an extremly literal clash.

On September 4 Armey, flanked by his wife and an aide, lead an actual armed coup against several coworkers prior to the election. 

From Amy Gardner at the Washington Post, here’s what happened:

Richard K. Armey, the group’s chairman and a former House majority leader, walked into the group’s Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist. The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’ top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the news.

The overthrow lasted six days and at the end of it all Armey left FreedomWorks with an $8 million severance package. Evidently Richard Stevenson wanted Armey out and the fired staff in and was willing to pay for Armey’s exit.

All of Armey’s “enemies” now remain at the Tea Party group. 

Read the full article here.

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December 26, 2012

The Left on the Attack

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Joseph Smith

 

Since the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre proposed armed security for every school, the left has reacted with the same Alinsky tactics used on Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney — freeze the target, personalize it, demonize it.

Within minutes of the NRA press conference and its Code Pink interruptions, MSNBC called LaPierre’s comments a “train wreck… a dramatic statement about the absurdity of the NRA’s increasingly twisted worldview.”Read more: 

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December 23, 2012

History of Class Warfare! Dick Morris Video

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December 22, 2012

Chuck Woolery on Assault Weapons (video)

December 21, 2012

Deck the Halls with Macro Follies (video)

December 21, 2012

AMERICAN THINKER

Newtown the Latest Example of Media Overkill

I have been a resident of Newtown for over 30 years, save for a few years in the 1990s. On behalf of all us, I beg the media: Please go away. The healing will begin, but not until the news trucks and reporters shoving microphones in our faces go away.…»

The impulse to exploit a school shooting remains an irresistible temptation for our friends on the left.…»
 
Do the “we know best” government bureaucrats who birthed ObamaCare think doctors will simply stay still in the wake of this beast?…»
 
When an event such as the Newtown Massacre occurs, we are told how to speak with our children to prevent traumatizing them. But it is we, the adults, who are drinking of the soporific of constant review, reformulation, and rehash to sooth our troubled souls. …»
 
Trying to persuade establishment Republicans that he’s serious about what they’re serious about: playing the Democrats’ game, somewhat, by addressing as important an issue that is a straw man’s straw man.…»
 
Those seeking the “root causes” of the massacre at Sandy Hook need to look deeper than simple calls for gun control will allow.…»
 
Which is the greatest priority in public education, teaching our children, or fulfilling a teacher’s selfish interests? …»
December 20, 2012

Tribulation and redemption in Obama’s America

Exclusive: David Kupelian on the real secret to preserving ‘the last, best hope of earth’

In the biblical story of the prodigal son, a headstrong and foolish young man leaves his father’s home for “a far country” where he soon squanders his entire inheritance on “harlots” and other unspecified “riotous living.”

But that’s not the end of the story.

With the father’s money gone, the son’s good times quickly turn bad, especially when “a mighty famine” arises in the land. What seemed at first to have been a life of newfound freedom and personal gratification has become one of tribulation and suffering. Yet because of that suffering, he at last comes to his senses. Starving and remorseful, yet too ashamed to return home as a son, he determines instead to journey back and offer himself to his father as just another hired servant. That way, at least, he won’t starve.  Read more

December 17, 2012

.Katherine Jenkins – O Come All Ye Faithful (video)

December 16, 2012

Today is BILL OF RIGHTS Day

Oath Keepers Bill of Rights Day Message: Prepare to Fight for Bill of Rights

Today, December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, the anniversary of its ratification in 1791.  Few Americans even know about it.  No doubt every Veteran’s Day you pay proper respects to the men who gave their lives for our freedom, but do you pay proper respect to what they defended with their blood, sweat, and tears?

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There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.”-Marine General Smedley Butler.

Listen to “Old Gimlet Eye” (as Marines fondly call General Butler). He knew what he was talking about.  Here is a man who fought all over the globe for Uncle Sam.  He was the only Marine to be awarded the Corps’ Brevet Medal and TWO Medals of Honor, all for action on separate occasions.  A true warrior’s warrior.  And after all that warfare, after all the combat he saw, that is what he had to say about what was worth fighting for.   Our homes, and the Bill of Rights.  He knew, and understood, that the Bill of Rights is the crown jewel of this constitutional republic, that without the Bill of Rights, there is no America, and above all else, it must be defended with our lives, our fortune, and our sacred honor.

Now there was a Marine who understood his oath (Semper F’ing Fi Marine!).  Do you understand yours?  Do you know the Bill of Rights?  Do you know the history of its clauses and why they were written?  More…

December 14, 2012

THE PROBLEM in Plain English (video)

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December 11, 2012

Shortsighted CA schools take virtual ‘pay day loans’ to keep operating

 

Tyler Durden has this nailed: 

These three letters – C.A.B. – might just be the Dis-Humor story of the day. NPR reports that more than 200 schools across California are coming to the shocking realization that the upfront cash they needed so badly came at quite a price. These ‘Capital Appreciation Bonds’ are unlike normal bonds (requiring regular coupon payments and principal repayment); instead they provide the ‘lent’ money upfront and defer all interest and repayment to some magical faery land time in the future (by which time the interest accrued has grown exponentially as the interest accrues on the rising ‘principal plus previously accrued interest’). Brilliant – as the Guinness chaps might say.  More . . .

December 11, 2012

No sales tax on the Internet! Dick Morris Video

December 11, 2012

.The Emergence of Political Parties in America! Dick Morris Video

December 11, 2012

France Taxes Americans! Dick Morris Video

December 9, 2012

Despite Tax Increase, California State Revenues In Freefall

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California State Controller John Chiang has announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget.

Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” by convincing voters to pass Proposition 30 to create the highest state income tax in the nation. But it now appears that high income earners have already “voted with their feet” by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in over $1 billion shortfall in corporate and income taxes last month and the beginning of a new financial crisis. Passage of Proposition 30 set off euphoria and expectations of higher spending for public employees. The California Teachers’ Association (CTA) trumpeted: ”California students and working families won a clear victory today as voters clearly demonstrated their willingness to invest in our public schools and colleges and also rejected a deceptive ballot measure aimed at silencing educators, other workers and their unions.”  More…

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December 8, 2012

Conservatives: Read and Learn

How Romney Was Out-Organized By Obama

December 7, 2012 By 3 Comments
 

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Jeremy Bird, the National Field Director of Obama for America (OFA), said on Tuesday that Obama’s winning coalition on November 6 was the result of “the strongest grassroots organization in the history of American presidential politics.” OFA had more than twice as many local offices as Republican Mitt Romney in the targeted swing states, he said. 

In those targeted states, Bird said, OFA had 631 offices, compared to only 282 for Romney.  More…

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December 7, 2012

December 7: Day of Infamy; The History of Pearl Harbor! Dick Morris Video