Government bullies S&P to punish them for doing their job
23 Jan 2014 2:24 pm Tiffiny Ruegner
It comes as no surprise that the former US Secretary of the Treasury, Tim Geithner (close buddy to Barack Obama), tried to bully S&P’s parent company chairman of McGraw-Hill Financial Inc, for its 2011 decision to strip the United States of its coveted “triple-A” rating.
Jan 21 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner angrily warned the chairman of Standard & Poor’s parent that the rating agency would be held accountable for its 2011 decision to strip the United States of its coveted “triple-A” rating, a new court filing shows.
Illinois Ranks as One of Worst States for Losing Citizens
22 Jan 2014 1:01 pm Warner Todd Huston
Illinois keeps racking up those plaudits as the worst of the worst states in the country, this time coming in second of the top states for outward migration. Illinois has seen more of its citizens fleeing its failing edifice than every other state but New Jersey.
This list is maintained by one of the nation’s largest moving companies, United Van Lines and is compiled every year as the company tracks the migrations statistics of the nation.
“As the nation’s largest household goods mover, United’s shipment data illustrates national state-to-state migration trends,” …
Free At Last: Federal Court Hands Bloggers Legal First Amendment Protections
18 Jan 2014 4:57 pm Warner Todd Huston
At long last we get a proper ruling on the First Amendment status of bloggers, one affording them the same legal status as “real” journalists; this from the Ninth Circuit Court in California, no less.
The Ninth Circuit is often derided as the “Ninth Circus” because its rulings are almost invariably left-wing and anti-American. But this time the court made a sensible ruling, for sure.
Lawyer Eugene Volokh reports that the ruling in Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox (9th Cir. Jan. 17, 2014) holds that, “all who speak to the public, whether …
The South Rose Again While The North Napped
17 Jan 2014 11:59 am Warner Todd Huston
Northern elites love to look down their noses and sneer at southerners whom they consider loutish hayseeds who are just plain stupid. But as many in the north have dismissed the south, our states south of Mason and Dixon’s line has risen again right under the north’s very nose. Now, the best quality of life is in the south.
Recently Joel Kotkin noted that much of the economic power in the United States today is located in the old Confederacy where taxes are low, weather is pleasant, and jobs are plentiful. …
Obama’s IRS Is Now Targeting Sarah Palin’s Father, Old Media Ignores
16 Jan 2014 1:24 pm Warner Todd Huston
Sarah Palin’s Father Chuck Heath, Dr. (left) and brother Chuck Heath, Jr. (right).
Sarah Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, Sr., is being harassed by the IRS. And yet, the Old Media complex is not saying a word about this story. Imagine that.
On his Facebook page, Sarah’s brother, Chuck Heath, Jr., posted that his father is battling the IRS.
“Coincidence? You decide,” Mr. Heath writes.
My father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and honestly paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS. In 2008, his daughter was tapped …View More...
Reporter Confronts Union Chief Supporting a Child Molesting Teacher
15 Jan 2014 1:24 pm Warner Todd Huston
Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters recently traveled to Michigan to find out why the teachers union there is fighting so hard to force the taxpayers to give a big cash payment to a teacher convicted of molesting a child.
Watters confronted Steven Cook, the head of the Michigan Education Association–the teachers union there–over why the MEA would fight so hard to force the taxpayers to give this child molester a $10,000 payout even after he was convicted for his crime?
The criminal, teacher Neal Erickson, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with …
VIDEO: Michigan Cops Harass Citizen Legally Carrying a Gun
14 Jan 2014 1:45 pm Warner Todd Huston
A Michigan man legally carrying a pistol openly in a holster was illegally stopped and harassed by Grand Rapids police in March of 2013 in an incident that sparked a federal lawsuit. Now the full video of the encounter has been released to the public.
Last March, Grand Rapids citizen Johann Deffert was peacefully walking on the sidewalk in his own neighborhood when police illegally detained him, cuffed him, threw him on the ground and then into a squad car, a federal lawsuit alleges.
In Michigan it is fully legal to open …
VIDEO: A Canadian Warns America NOT To Register Our Guns
11 Jan 2014 1:58 pm Warner Todd Huston
A Canadian newscaster has a warning for Americans: Do NOT register your firearms because if you do, the government WILL confiscate your guns and throw you in jail.
Brian Billey, a host on Sun News in Canada, hosted a commentary proving that if we Americans are stupid enough to register our firearms (I’m talking to YOU Connecticut) then we should expect to have our guns confiscated at some point in the future.
Billey isn’t just talking mere opinion, here. He has proof. It happened in his own country. Once certain guns …View More...
Obama Fails: Al Qaeda Controls More Territory Than Ever
10 Jan 2014 10:54 am Warner Todd Huston
Despite his oft times indiscriminate death from-the-skies drone program, Obama seems to have failed to put a stop to our worst enemy, al Qaeda. It seems that the infamous terror group now controls more territory than ever.
Obama has pretended that his occasional drone strike and the fact that he was in the White House when our military killed Osama bin Laden means that we’ve essentially won the war on terror and destroyed al Qaeda. But this seems to be a total lie. Al Qaeda is alive and well.
The National Review …
The EPA overrides Congress & turns over town to an Indian Reservation
10 Jan 2014 7:12 am John Hawkins
Obama’s lawless presidency has emboldened the bureaucrats at the EPA so much that with the stroke of a pen, they’ve overruled Congress and the state of Wyoming to change the borders of a state that have been in place since 1905.
Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes — after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and …View More...
The World’s Ten Worst Places to Be a Christian
9 Jan 2014 7:16 pm Warner Todd Huston
The 2014 World Watch List of the 50 worst places in the world to be a Christian has been released showing all the usual suspect nations where Christians face daily persecution.
Since the American invasion of Iraq and later as the so-called Arab Spring has grown, persecution of Christians has exploded across the world–most especially in the middle east and Africa.
The watchdog group Open Doors USA has released its list of the worst places to be a Christian and topping the list are North Korea, Somalia, Syria and regrettably, Iraq and …
Rand Paul to Sue Obama Over NSA Spying
4 Jan 2014 12:19 pm Warner Todd Huston
Tea Party favorite and libertarian-minded Senator Rand Paul (R, KY) is suing Barack Obama over his misuse of the National Security Agency (NSA).
Senator Paul has announced that he is joining a class action lawsuit being filed against Obama’s NSA. He also noted that he is joining the lawsuit as an average citizen, not as a US Senator.
The lawsuit will claim violations of the Fourth Amendment. The main focus will be to target the NSA’s metadata program.
For more information on the lawsuit, go to RandPaul2016.com and click on the lawsuit banner.
Obama Exposed In Another Major Obamacare Lie
3 Jan 2014 3:42 pm Warner Todd Huston
If the Old Media establishment were honest, Barack Obama would long ago have replaced Richard Nixon as the biggest liar in Presidential history. And now, a new study reveals yet another major Obama lie.
Just last November, for instance, President Barack “Milhous” Obama said that his failed Obamacare law would make healthcare cheaper by keeping more Americans out of emergency rooms.
Obama said of insurance companies and hospitals, that, “instead of having to take in folks in the emergency room, they suddenly have customers who have insurance. That means those of you …
Now Liberals Want an Obamacare Czar, Telling Obama to Name ‘CEO’
30 Dec 2013 10:59 am Warner Todd Huston
As Obamacare continues to spiral down into an ever deeper morass, Democrats are coming to understand that the law will be an anchor around their necks in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections and so they badly want the mess fixed before it is too late. Now they are urging Obama to pick another czar to fix the healthcare law, this time calling the position a “CEO” for Obamacare.
According to Newsmax, Obama’s supporters have been quietly pushing the President to appoint a single person, a “CEO” of sorts, to head up …
Liberals are So Un-American, They Don’t Even Like Cookies
29 Dec 2013 12:51 pm Warner Todd Huston
We are living under a tyranny of the minority in the United States today. Gays are barely two percent of the country, yet they are able to get TV stars suspended if even only for a few weeks just because they claim he is “homophobic.” And now, in Minnesota, a woman that has made cookies for school kids for 15 years has been told to stop because one person complained.
One person. One jerk of a person. One cowardly, anonymous, jerk of a person.
A Minnesota mom started the habit of baking …
Stock up: Final phase-out of traditional light bulbs begins in January
27 Dec 2013 6:03 am Michael Dorstewitz
Thanks to an overreaching federal government, the American public will soon be forced to purchase a product that’s severely overpriced, hazardous to our health and doesn’t live up to all its hype — and I’m not talking about Obamacare.
We now have a mere six shopping days left to stock up on a product Americans have relied on for their general household lighting needs almost since its perfection by Thomas Edison 134 years ago — the incandescent bulb. On Jan. 1, it will go the way of the dodo bird.
On Jan. …
Smoke And Mirrors: Obama Pretends to Sign Up For Obamacare
24 Dec 2013 1:43 pm Warner Todd Huston
On Monday, December 23, the White House tried to make “news” by claiming that President Obama “signed up” for Obamacre. Only, the truth is it was just a lame publicity stunt. Obama did not sing up for anything.
White House officials announced that on Monday Obama “signed up” for his own signature–and massively failed–healthcare system.
On Monday afternoon, April Ryan, the White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, was all excited to Tweet that “President Obama signed up for insurance and selected the Bronze plan for …
Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Will Create a Permanent Part-Time Workforce
20 Dec 2013 4:32 pm Warner Todd Huston
The CEO of Whole Foods, well known for standing against Obamacare, recently pointed out that the President’s government take over of our healthcare system will create a permanent part-time work force filled with positions that will never be able to advance to full time work. Because of that, Obamacare is hardly a very American ideal as it puts a government-enforce, concrete ceiling on top of workers who hope to better themselves.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey appeared on Fox News with Stuart Varney on December 18 to discuss the negative impact …View More...
The Federal Government’s Five Years of Failure
20 Dec 2013 11:18 am Matt Vespa
By: Rachel Burger
On December 18, Gallup released a poll that shows a record number of Americans—72%—believe that the greatest threat to the United States is big government. That’s a pretty large leap since March 2009, when only 55% of Americans thought that was the case. What’s even more astonishing is that, across party lines, more people view government as a threat than big business or big labor. Democrats agree that big government is the biggest threat to this country twenty points higher than big business and fifty points higher than …
New Jersey to Turn Kids with BB Guns Into Felons
19 Dec 2013 2:56 pm Warner Todd Huston
You read that headline right. New Jersey is making anyone, including kids, with an “unregistered” BB gun into a criminal. This is Chris Christie’s New Jersey, folks.
New Jersey’s Graves Act is one of the most strict anti-gun laws in the nation and it even makes owners of BB guns into criminals if they don’t register their “firearm” with the government. Apparently BB guns and air soft guns are included in the statutes as “firearms” in New Jersey.
“In all honesty, kids who are charged are looking at mandatory jail time,” said …