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MSM, Left Attempting to “Birtherize” the Tea Party Movement
  31 Mar 2010     11:50 pm      SusanAnne Hiller

In the past few weeks we have seen much more concentrated coverage of the tea partiers than I’m sure the Left can stomach and frankly, would love to wish away. The obsessive coverage of the tea party movement is clearly timed, organized, and coordinated in its execution and proves very interesting. Let me explain.
It seems most MSM outlets now cannot stop talking about the tea partiers. The grassroots movement went from no coverage, to minimal coverage, to the front page. Why? Is it because the MSM all of a sudden …

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Enough Already!
  31 Mar 2010     7:33 pm      Kathleen McKinley

Well, the all out false narrative assault is on. Democrats and the media are determined to paint Republicans as either racist (they just can’t manage to find proof of it) and/or “violent.”
The latest hysterical whining comes from Paul Krugman at the NYT. It seems Sarah Palin posted a map of the United States with “targets” for where we need to focus in the elections. Krugman is beside himself:
All of this goes far beyond politics as usual…you’ll search in vain for anything comparably menacing, anything that even hinted at an …

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Obamacare Bullies and Punishes The Children
  31 Mar 2010     6:45 pm      Lori Ziganto

Well, the young adults. However, since 26 year olds are now still considered children under Obamacare, encouraged to mooch of their parents and their insurance policies like new millennium slackers, I feel safe in calling them children. The Democrats, with this bill, are, thus, harming The Children ™ and the newly minted as adults thirty-somethings.
From Hot Air (emphasis mine):
Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans — a shift expected to raise …

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Obama says Drill Baby Drill! No, Not Really….
  31 Mar 2010     3:25 pm      John Hawkins

The big story today is that Barack Obama will eventually allow some more drilling for oil off the coast of Virginia. That would be good news — if he didn’t simultaneously block more drilling in Alaska at the same time. From the New York Times:
President Obama today proposed allowing oil and gas drilling for the first time in large swaths of water off the East Coast, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and potentially off Alaska.
…The plan calls for exploration in areas from Delaware to off the coastline of central …

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A Great Man Dies
  31 Mar 2010     2:49 pm      Kathleen McKinley

Martin Luther King Jr once said, “Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
Once in a great while we get to see that question answered by the inspirational story of others. In 1988 I had two small babies and I don’t think I saw hardly any movies for years during that time, but I did see “Stand and Deliver.” It was one of the most inspiring films I had ever seen. If only Hollywood could focus more on stories such as these, the world would be …

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ObamaCare Puts the Screws to the Young
  31 Mar 2010     2:30 pm      Dave Blount

One great thing about being young is, no matter how wrong you are, you have plenty of time to learn better. Under Hopey Change, American youth ought to be learning fast. Those not old enough to remember Jimmy Carter heavily favored our first adolescent president. Their reward — a 17% rise in healthcare premiums:
Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That’s when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or …

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Those Unhinged ‘Tea Baggers’ Are so Un-American
  31 Mar 2010     1:56 pm      Warner Todd Huston

I am about sick to my stomach over all the ill-tempered protest signs and the over-the-top rhetoric from all these “tea baggers,” man. It’s a good thing that the left is so patriotic and level-headed. Why THEY would NEVER act like morons, half-wits, and the unhinged. They are logical, dispassionate, intellectual even. Leftists are all about the zen of good sense, ya know? No conspiracy theories nor strawman arguments. No idiotic, wild-eyed claims for them, nosiree. The left is too smart for that.
Right…
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Film by Evan …

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Bloomberg Urges Bureaucratic End Run to Attack Second Amendment
  31 Mar 2010     1:39 pm      Dave Blount

When it proves too difficult to push his collectivist measures through our Democrat-controlled Congress, Comrade Obama just does an end run.

Graphic by Tommy Downs. Via Americans for Prosperity.
Anyone with the least respect for the America form of government is disgusted and enraged, but B. Hussein’s fellow authoritarians are delighted with the Chicago Way (now known as Hopey Change). New York’s nanny state dictator, not content to micromanage his subjects’ snacking habits, wants Chairman Zero to circumvent Congress to attack the Second Amendment.
After months of waiting in vain for gun control …

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La Amistad: How the AP Commonly Muffs American History
  31 Mar 2010     1:23 pm      Warner Todd Huston

The Associated Press has a famous book on grammar and style that its news writers use to govern their work, a book that is also popular with the whole American news industry. It has served as a standard for many years. The AP, however, seems to have no style or rule for reporting history. Or rather, perhaps it does and the rule is to purposefully garble American history, always skewing it. The APs recent report on a re-creation of the famous 19th century, two-masted schooner La Amistad, famous for its …

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20 Random 140 Character Thoughts
  31 Mar 2010     12:45 pm      John Hawkins

* I’ll be happy to stop calling Barack Obama a socialist when he stops his Hugo Chavez style takeover of private industry
* The people pushing amnesty & open borders are partially responsible for every rape and murder committed by an illegal.
* Obama had an anti-Semite as his spiritual mentor. Now, he’s treating Israel like trash. Do the math on the why.
* If you can’t even be fake nice to me for 2 min in person, you really shouldn’t be emailing me pitches for your clients
* No matter how well you …

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Matthew Modine: Can’t We Just Hug It Out, Osama Bin Laden?
  31 Mar 2010     11:54 am      Lori Ziganto

Matthew Modine wants to just hang and have a nice rap session with — Osama Bin Laden. No, really.
Via Story Balloon (money quote is about 2 minutes in):

Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama Bin Ladin and say, “Listen man, what is it that you’re so angry at me about that you’re willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings?” That would be the miracle if we can get, sit down and …

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About Our Southern Border
  31 Mar 2010     11:06 am      Melissa Clouthier

Drug wars, corruption, gang violence, murder, kidnappings, torture–it’s all part of Mexican culture these days and it’s getting worse. Why? Well, trouble has been brewing for a very long time.
A while back, I wrote about how the border will never get closed because it is like steam from the Mexican teapot. Illegal immigration gets workers to the U.S. where there are jobs and sends money back home to Mexico where there are not jobs. But now, the U.S. economy is tanked and thousands of workers have moved back across the …

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McCain Verses Hayworth
  31 Mar 2010     10:26 am      Melissa Clouthier

Robert Stacy McCain at the American Spectator (doing great work, by the way, subscribe to their magazine) writes about the Senate primary race in Arizona. A couple money quotes:
“Obviously, the gulf between my opponent’s rhetoric and the reality is so great it exceeds the geographic dimensions of our own Grand Canyon,” Hayworth says. “It’s more than a credibility gap, it’s a credibility canyon.… If he was really concerned about [the influence of political contributions], he certainly seems to have gotten over it very quickly.”
Whether McCain’s big money will be enough …

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Finally….
  31 Mar 2010     10:10 am      Kathleen McKinley

I am happy to write a blog post in FAVOR of something Pres. Obama is doing. I don’t think this has happened since Obama kept most of the provisions of the Patriot Act including warrantless wiretapping and rendition, AND when he kept most of Pres. Bush’s National Security team.
Pres. Obama will announce this week the lifting a 20-year ban on drilling off the Virginia coastline. It will open large sections of the eastern Gulf of Mexico and an area off the Virginia coast for oil and natural gas drilling. …

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McHopeyChangey Policies Let 2,500 More Enjoy Funemployment!
  31 Mar 2010     9:53 am      William Teach

Probably Bush’s fault because he didn’t reform student loans and put the federal government in charge or something like that
Powerhouse student loan provider Sallie Mae says layoffs are imminent as a result of President Obama’s new student loan overhaul.
“This legislation will force Sallie Mae to reduce our 8,600-person workforce by 2,500,” Conwey Casillas, Vice President of Sallie Mae Public Affairs, said in a statement to Fox News.
How’s that hopey changey thing working out for ya?

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An Interview With Ron Paul
  31 Mar 2010      9:22 am      John Hawkins

While I was covering CPAC for PJTV, I set up an on camera interview with Ron Paul. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we weren’t able to actually do the interview.
So, when I got back, I pursued an interview with Ron Paul for Right Wing News. I wasn’t sure the interview would happen because not only do I have some differences of opinion with Ron Paul, I was very hard on him during the 2008 elections.
Still, despite whatever differences we may have, I sincerely appreciate the fact that he …

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CST: Just How Bad Is The NASA Climate Data?
  31 Mar 2010     8:26 am      William Teach

Collapsing Science Today: Just when you thought the “science” behind the climate alarmists pet religion couldn’t make it look more like Scientology, they go and prove you wrong
NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can’t tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA’s temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.
E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings …

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U Of Wyoming Disinvites Domestic Terrorist And Obama Pal Bill Ayers
  30 Mar 2010     6:42 pm      William Teach

Just wait for the left wing hysteria over freedom of speech in 3…2….1….
The University of Wyoming has canceled a speech by former 1960s radical William Ayers after it raised hundreds of objections from citizens and politicians over the man who became an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.
In a statement released by the university, UW President Tom Buchanan supported the decision to cancel Ayers.
“The University of Wyoming is one of the few institutions remaining in today’s environment that garner the confidence of the public. The visit by Professor Ayers would …

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Podcast: Redemption and Derision
  30 Mar 2010     3:26 pm      Melissa Clouthier

The story of enslavement to freedom is inherent in the Judeo-Christian culture. During this week where emancipation–being freed from slave owners and ultimately our own limitations–is a central focus, it was fitting, then, for Iris Blue to join me. She spent months in “the hole” in a Harris County (Houston) jail. She suffered addiction to heroin. She fought wardens. And she did it all to herself, willfully, angrily and stubbornly. Her story is inspiring and I hope you’ll listen to it. We talk about child-rearing, the church, and who is …

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Who’s More Evil? Google Or The U.S. Government? Governments Chief Information Officer Gets Exposed By Google Buzz
  30 Mar 2010     2:45 pm      Melissa Clouthier

It’s a tough call about who is more evil: the government or Google. In this case, it looks like their evilness canceled each other out and became a greater good!
Breitbart has the story:
Well, now we’ve learned that one of those who apparently got swept up in the Buzz privacy imbroglio was none other than Andrew McLaughlin, the controversial Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the Obama White House who was formerly Google’s top lobbyist.
McLaughlin works in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and is in charge of …

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