Detroit Goes Under: “There Is No Way Out But Collapse”
19 Jun 2013 4:50 am Mac Slavo
Though most Americans go through their day thinking everything is now returning to normal, the fact of the matter is the situation is anything but stable.
With crime rates skyrocketing, home prices dropping to under $500 for a house, and the local government out of solutions, the city of Detroit is the latest to join the likes of Stockton, California, having just defaulted on its loans from creditors.
Despite promises to the contrary, it should come as no surprise that the city is unable to meet its obligations. And it won’t be the last. City and …
IRS To Hire ‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist’ At $123,758 Salary
18 Jun 2013 12:58 pm Warner Todd Huston
After repeated scandals, the IRS is looking to hire a new “Diversity and Inclusion Specialist” and is offering a generous $123,758 annual salary plus benefits.
The opening was announced on June 11 and will be advertised until June 24.
According to the description this “diversity” officer will “serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion” as well as “build internal awareness” in the IRS.
This officer will be tasked with hearing and resolving complaints from employees and to “effect minor …
Miss Alabama 2013 Proves American Freedom is Dying
17 Jun 2013 4:34 pm Warner Todd Huston
Mary Margaret McCord, the dull witted “beauty queen” from Alabama, said during the 2013 Miss USA contest that she’d trade freedom and liberty for safety. This empty-headed twit proves that the liberals have won. We have lost our freedom if people care so little about it that they would trade liberty and freedom for government-sponsored “security.” Our system of mis-education, an edifice so infested with liberals, did this to us all. The liberals are killing America. But conservatives are also at fault here. They are at fault for allowing our …View More...
Activism, Not Journalism? Radical Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shares Washington Post Byline on NSA Story
14 Jun 2013 1:10 pm Warner Todd Huston
The Washington Post recently made waves with a story on the National Security Agency’s domestic data mining project “Prism,” but interestingly one of the co-authors of the article is a radical, left-wing filmmaker who has been a loud critic of U.S. counterterrorism policies.
The article, “U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program,” authored by former Post writer Barton Gellman and filmmaker Laura Poitras, is a bold expose of the NSA’s domestic surveillance program.
While Gellman is certainly to be considered a “journalist,” Poitras is more …
Obama Claims He Doesn’t Want to ‘Tax All Businesses Out of Business’
13 Jun 2013 3:12 pm Warner Todd Huston
During a recent fundraiser, President Obama told an audience that he and the Democrats don’t want to tax all business out of business. He also said he doesn’t believe in “top down” government.
The President made these comments at a private residence in Palo Alto, California during a Democratic Senatorial campaign fundraiser in the first week of June.
“I know that there are a few Republicans here in the audience,” he said to those gathered. “If you talk to us, it turns out, you know, we’re pretty common-sense folks.”
“We don’t think government …View More...
Obama’s Intelligence Agency Looking to Hire ‘Digital Exploitation Specialist’
11 Jun 2013 2:20 pm Warner Todd Huston
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been in the spotlight since news broke that the agency has been collecting massive amounts of data from everyday Americans and with some of the worst timing ever, the NSA is now advertising for new employees for positions as “Digital Exploitation Specialists.”
According to the NSA job description, the duties of the job are to “perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications.”
The job opening was advertised on Twitter on June 6.
Just as the agency is under suspicion of being …
Susan Rice Gets Pass While Media Discounted Condi Rice
10 Jun 2013 1:08 pm Warner Todd Huston
Noah Rothman recently did an excellent job detailing what the progressive media said about Condoleeza Rice when George W. Bush appointed her as his Secretary of State in 2005. Rothman noted how the media dismissed Condi Rice as merely a “friend” of Bush and otherwise made it seem as if her appointment was just a payoff for loyalty instead of the appointment of a qualified person. In contrast, Obama’s appointment of Susan Rice as his national security advisor is not being so quickly dismissed by that same media establishment.
Rothman quoted …
NYT Changes Editorial to Soften Its Own Criticism of Obama
9 Jun 2013 9:48 pm Warner Todd Huston
On the afternoon of June 6, Breitbart correspondent Ben Shapiro marveled at how harshly President Obama was treated in an editorial by The New York Times, but as the day wore on, the paper went back and altered its editorial to soften its own criticism of the President.
As Shapiro noted,
“Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it,” writes the Times editorial board. “There is every reason to believe the federal government has been collecting every bit of …View More...
Boy Suspended Just for SAYING the Word Gun
6 Jun 2013 3:32 pm Warner Todd Huston
Now we get to the height of idiocy with a school “no tolerance” policy with a boy who was suspended just for saying the word gun.
A 11-year-old boy from Northern Middle School in Owings, Maryland has told his mom and dad that he wants to be a Navy SEAL one day, but getting pout of grade school may be a problem for him if Northern authorities have anything to say about it. You see, the sixth-grader was suspended last December just because he used the word “gun” at school.
Todd Starnes …
IRS Spent $50 Million in Two Years on ‘Conferences’
4 Jun 2013 10:14 pm Warner Todd Huston
A report to be released on Tuesday investigating expenditures by the Internal Revenue Service will reveal that $50 million was lavished on some 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.
In one case alone, the report finds that the IRS spent $4 million on a conference for 2,600 IRS employees held in Anaheim, California in August of 2010.
According to Rep. Darrell Issa (R, CA) this is an “abuse of taxpayer dollars.”
The website of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reports that, “contrary to established government contracting practices, the outside …
LET’S ALL SUE THE I.R.S.!
3 Jun 2013 6:56 pm Josh Bernstein
Unless you have been living under a rock or in a cave somewhere you have heard all about the I.R.S. scandals. The Internal Revenue Service, or should it be renamed the Internal Rectal Service has been intentionally performing financial colonoscopies on Conservatives from all walks of life for the past few years.
The so called “neutral” and “nonpartisan” I.R.S. has been poking, prodding, and picking on Conservatives and Conservative leaning groups and organizations by stonewalling, delaying, and outright denying their applications for funding and tax exempt statuses.
They have targeted Tea Party …
Marshall University Professor Suggests Using Military to Kill NRA Members/Conservatives
3 Jun 2013 5:49 pm Warner Todd Huston
The Charlestown Gazette recently published the editorial by a Marshall University professor who advocated using an “M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles” to kill NRA members, Republicans, Conservatives, and those who support the Second Amendment.
In an anti-gun piece that could best be described as a foaming-at-the-mouth tirade, Professor Christopher Swindell employs incredibly overheated rhetoric, punctuated by constant name calling, spiced with grammatical errors and out right lies to expound upon his hate for those with whom he disagrees.
Early in his piece, for instance, Swindell …
Congressmen Urge AG Holder to Grant Asylum to Homeschooling German Family
1 Jun 2013 4:06 pm Warner Todd Huston
A coalition of 27 Congressmen have joined together to sign a letter urging the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder to rescind an order to deport a German family whose only crime was to homeschool their children.
In 2008 German citizen Uwe Romeike, his wife, and five young children fled Germany and took up residence in Tennessee because in their homeland, homeschooling children is a crime. The penalties are so stiff that the Romeikes faced having the government take away their children.
So, the Romeikes moved to Tennessee to escape …
Longtime Democrat Consultant: Obama’s White House is Incompetent Like Carter
31 May 2013 3:47 pm Warner Todd Huston
Bob Shrum, a longtime Democrat operative, has decided that President Obama’s handling of the White House during this IRS scandal is bad. Maybe not “Nixonian” bad, but is instead a sort of Carteresque incompetence because of the way the President has handled these recent crises.
Shrum is a high powered, Democrat operative of the first order. He was a speech writer for such Democrat luminaries as George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, and worked on campaigns for Dick Gephardt, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bob Kerry, and John Kerry and more, so when …View More...
Empire of the Entitled
31 May 2013 1:38 pm Dave Blount
Democrats win elections because they have the numbers — truly frightening numbers. For example, to keep the official unemployment rate at only twice what it was under W, nonworkers are encouraged to go on disability:
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,978,040 in May, up from 10,962,532 million in April, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
The 10,978,040 disability beneficiaries in the United States now exceed the population of all but seven states. For example, there are …
Criminal Unions: The Perfect ‘Government Union Fat Cat’ Story
30 May 2013 1:50 pm Warner Todd Huston
Today’s example of why government unions should be outlawed is a union chief who ostensibly “works” for the people of New York. He has a grueling two-hour-a-day “work” schedule and spends that time eating lunch, then sleeping.
He’s a real life union fat cat, a perfect example of why government unions should be illegal, and the poster boy for union scumbaggery. He’s the 400-pound Mark Rosenthal, the presidaent of Local 983 of District Council 37–New York’s largest blue-collar municipal-workers union–who earns $156,000 a year in New York’s tax dollars.
Take a look …
Dem. Senator Durbin Not Sure if Bloggers Deserve Constitutional Protection
29 May 2013 4:39 pm Warner Todd Huston
In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, senior Illinois Senator, Democrat Dick Durbin, expressed his doubt as to whether bloggers deserved Constitutional protection for their work online.
On the May 26 broadcast of the Sunday show, Durbin told host Chris Wallace that he wasn’t sure if bloggers or “someone who is Tweeting” should be given protections under a media shield law.
Durbin noted that he was not prepared to ask for a special counsel to investigate Eric Holder and his snooping on the business and personal phone calls of nearly 100 reporters …
Dead Rake in Fortune in Welfare Payments in Massachusetts
29 May 2013 3:19 pm Dave Blount
No wonder the dead are such a dependable voting block for Democrats. Look what they get in return for their loyalty:
A state audit has revealed that Massachusetts has given out $18 million in “questionable public assistance benefits” in recent years, in cases that included the distribution of benefits to more than 1,160 people who were either dead or using the Social Security number of a deceased person.
In some cases, recipients began receiving benefits for the first time after their deaths.
The audit, issued Tuesday, covered cash, food stamps, and other benefits …
Washington Bridge Collapse Being Used to Push Big Government
26 May 2013 4:46 pm Warner Todd Huston
By all accounts the Interstate 5 bridge collapse in Washington State was a result of an over sized truck load as opposed to “failing infrastructure.” But a plea for greater federal spending figured prominently in many reports on the accident nonetheless.
Naturally, many on the left stampeded immediately to decrying “austerity,” or accused the Republicans of “endangering lives” by opposing big government, while still others blamed the sequester as news of the collapse spread.
In the progressive media, infrastructure also featured prominently in coverage.
CNN, for instance, injected Obama’s call for higher spending …
New York Times: IRS Scandal Ignored Because of Rush Limbaugh
25 May 2013 9:14 pm Warner Todd Huston
There has been much speculation in the media on why Obama’s current scandal of the IRS targeting conservative groups for attack didn’t come out last year when the initial flurry of reportage on the incident was seen. Well, The New York Times thinks it has the answer: it was Rush Limbaugh’s fault.
When the IRS finally admitted these last few weeks that it had, indeed, unfairly targeted conservative groups–most especially during the 2012 election cycle–many pointed out that this targeting was being complained about for some time. But why did the …View More...