Saturday, August 27, 2011

ESPN Moves to Silence Golf Analyst Who Criticized Obama *UPDATED: ESPN Ignores Political Tweets of Other Personalities *UPDATE: More Cherry-Picking

ESPN Moves to Silence Golf Analyst Who Criticized Obama *UPDATED: ESPN Ignores Political Tweets of Other Personalities *UPDATE: More Cherry-Picking

Rick Perry AGREES with Obama: Open Borders for America!

Ron Paul should take Rick Perry to the woodshed - The Hill's Pundits Blog

Ron Paul should take Rick Perry to the woodshed - The Hill's Pundits Blog

U.N. Climate Models Flawed - Grossly Exaggerate Warming Effect

U.N. Climate Models Flawed - Grossly Exaggerate Warming Effect

A dying nation: must-see video lifts veil on Russia’s abortion crisis | LifeSiteNews.com

A dying nation: must-see video lifts veil on Russia’s abortion crisis LifeSiteNews.com

Wisdom From Ron Paul

"Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty."

Ron Paul

Friday, August 26, 2011

14 Conspiracy Theories That the Media Now Admits Are Conspiracy Facts

14 Conspiracy Theories That the Media Now Admits Are Conspiracy Facts

China expanding its nuclear stockpile - Washington Times

China expanding its nuclear stockpile - Washington Times

Pentagon mulls ways to make significant cuts - Washington Times

Pentagon mulls ways to make significant cuts - Washington Times

Putin presses for Russian defense contracts

RIA NovostiRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Deputy Prime Minister Igor SechinPutin presses for Russian defense contracts
14:23 26/08/2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday urged the government to sign all planned defense contracts delayed over price disagreements by September.>>

Tom Woods: American Spectator Dead Wrong on Ron Paul



h/t: The Daily Paul

Was Bill Buckley a Foreign Policy ‘Leftist?’

Was Bill Buckley a Foreign Policy ‘Leftist?’

Military Times: SitRep Online for August 22, 2011

For Marines in Afghanistan: be careful where you fart

For Marines in Afghanistan: be careful where you fart

A Surprise Guest At A Bachmann Event

One of my favorite politicians showed up at a Rep. Michele Bachmann event. Of course this could be huge were she to endorse Bachmann.

Here is video of the event, watch for the surprise guest to appears at one-hour and 9 min.

Michele Bachmann North Charleston Town Hall 

Three Stories the Media Would Rather Forget About

Three Stories the Media Would Rather Forget About

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ron Paul Can't Get Any Respect

Ron Paul Can't Get Any Respect

Michele Bachmann on the Janet Mefferd Show FULL

STRATFOR Dispatch: Romania's Role in Europe's Geopolitical Trends

Ron Paul Receives Most Military Donations

Ron Paul Receives Most Military Donations

Ron Paul on Fox Business

Grizzly shooter garners support - Coeur d'Alene Press: Local News

Grizzly shooter garners support - Coeur d'Alene Press: Local News: COEUR d'ALENE - A man charged with unlawfully shooting and
killing a grizzly bear had so many supporters at his arraignment
Tuesday in federal…

Israeli baby wounded as Gaza rocket fire resumes

Article courtesy of Israel Today magazine, www.israeltoday.co.il.

Israeli baby wounded as Gaza rocket fire resumes

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | Ryan Jones

Two Israelis, including a nine-month-old baby, were lightly wounded on Wednesday when Gaza-based terrorists fired 21 missiles and mortar shells into southern Israel.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system managed to shoot down a handful of the long-range GRAD missiles fired at the cities of Beersheva and Ashkelon. But many more rockets and shells did find their mark, sending half a million Israelis scrambling for local bomb shelters.
Earlier in the day, Israeli forces had targeted and eliminated a top Islamic Jihad commander in a pinpoint aerial strike in Gaza. The terrorist leader was suspected of planning additional attacks on Israel from the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli aircraft also responded to the renewed rocket fire by targeting terrorist installations across Gaza on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, a 62-year-old Israeli woman injured in last weekend's Gaza missile barrage died on Wednesday, making her the second fatality resulting from the terrorist assault on southern Israel.

Varda Nachmias suffered a critical neck injury when she tripped while running for her bomb shelter as terrorist missiles fell on the southern city of Beersheva on Sunday.

Israeli medical officials said that hundreds of residents of southern Israel have suffered severe anxiety or heart attacks as a result of the terrorist missiles. Those casualties are never mentioned in the media, however.

U.S. Navy Studies And Improves LCS-1 | AVIATION WEEK

U.S. Navy Studies And Improves LCS-1 AVIATION WEEK

Kazakhmys spins off oil division Kazakhmys Petroleum

RIA NovostiKazakhmys spins off oil division Kazakhmys Petroleum
14:41 25/08/2011 Kazakhmys Plc, the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan, will sell Kazakhmys Petroleum oil division to focus on the company' core activity of copper mining, the firm's board of directors said on Thursday without disclosing the buyer.>>

Cheney: Bush Refused to Bomb Syrian Reactor - Defense/Security - News - Israel National News

Cheney: Bush Refused to Bomb Syrian Reactor - Defense/Security - News - Israel National News

Chinese Carrier Shi Lang At Sea | Defense Tech#more-14039

Chinese Carrier Shi Lang At Sea Defense Tech#more-14039

Founding Fathers Quote

Independence of the will of the nation is a solecism, at least in a republican government.


Thomas Jefferson

Vietnam Receives Second Russian-Made Frigate - Defense News

Vietnam Receives Second Russian-Made Frigate - Defense News

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Welcome Bruce Fein

Welcome Bruce Fein

Kim Jong-il's armored train returns to North Korea after Russia visit

RIA NovostiNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il's armored train returns to North Korea after Russia visit
20:28 24/08/2011 North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is returning to his homeland after talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and visiting the east Siberian republic of Buryatia, a government spokesman for the republic said on Wednesday.>>

Pentagon: China's quest for military might is showing results - TheHill.com

Pentagon: China's quest for military might is showing results - TheHill.com

Is Libya Obama's Iraq? Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

POLITICO: Publisher's 'social' ties pushed RedState toward Allen - Ben Smith - Publisher's 'social' ties pushed RedState toward Allen

POLITICO: Publisher's 'social' ties pushed RedState toward Allen - Ben Smith - Publisher's 'social' ties pushed RedState toward Allen

Come Celebrate Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch's Birthday!


You Are Invited
To Join In A Birthday Party Celebration For

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

On Sunday, August 28, 2011

4:00 to 6:00 PM

Frame Park Shelter
1240 Frame Park Dr
Waukesha, WI

Suggested Guest Contribution
$36 Per Family

Ice Cream and Cake Will Be Served

RSVP Is Required

Questions? Call Vicky at (414) 475-7000,
Or E-mail victory@rebeccaforreal.com

RNC chairman thinks Ron Paul has gotten 'fair shake' in media - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

RNC chairman thinks Ron Paul has gotten 'fair shake' in media - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Next Vacation

CBO: Federal deficit will hit $1.3 trillion - Washington Times

CBO: Federal deficit will hit $1.3 trillion - Washington Times

Way Up North: EXCLUSIVE! PROOF OF TEA PARTY TERRORISM!!

Way Up North: EXCLUSIVE! PROOF OF TEA PARTY TERRORISM!!: "There is in government a living impulse to extend itself indefinitely; and there is in freedom a necessity to resist that impulse." ~ Ga...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Republicans will have a bright future if Paul wins - Opinion - The Daily Athenaeum - West Virginia University

Republicans will have a bright future if Paul wins - Opinion - The Daily Athenaeum - West Virginia University

Mark Levin Rips David Gregory A New One Over His Interview With Michele Bachmann

STRATFOR Dispatch: North Korean Leader Visits Russia

Ron Paul on the Lou Dobbs Radio Show - August 22, 2011

Founding Fathers Quote

Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.

Benjamin Rush

Bachmann Comments on Libyan Rebels Entering Tripoli

August 22, 2011

Washington D.C. – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has issued the following statement in response to the current situation in Libya:

“I opposed U.S. military involvement in Libya and I am hopeful that our intervention there is about to end. I also hope the progress of events in Libya will ultimately lead to a government that honors the rule of law, respects the people of Libya and their yearning for freedom, and one that will be a good partner to the United States and the international community.”

http://www.michelebachmann.com/2011/08/bachmann-comments-on-libyan-rebels-entering-tripoli/

Jesse Benton on Ron Paul - Contessa Brewer - MSNBC

Can Bachmann beat Obama? - TheHill.com

Can Bachmann beat Obama? - TheHill.com

Obama 39%, Paul 38%

Obama 39%, Paul 38%

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford 'Climbing Out of My Cocoon' - ABC News

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford 'Climbing Out of My Cocoon' - ABC News

This is great news.  Gov. Sanford has a lot to offer.  While I don't condone what the governor did, we need his strong fiscal principles to help stabilize the Republic. 

Two U.S. nuclear reactors shut down by quake

RIA NovostiTwo U.S. nuclear reactors shut down by quakeTwo U.S. nuclear reactors shut down by quake

23:16 23/08/2011 Two nuclear reactors shut down automatically in the state of Virginia after a 5.9-strong earthquake hit Washington on Tuesday and tremors reached New York, federal officials said.>>

Ron Paul Wolf Blitzer CNN

PICKET: FNC reports Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt

PICKET: FNC reports Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt

Peter Schiff: Ron Paul has got winners in his portfolio!



h/t: The Daily Paul

Wisconsin Republicans Rule in Recall Rebound - HUMAN EVENTS

Wisconsin Republicans Rule in Recall Rebound - HUMAN EVENTS

Putin lashes out at supporters of North Caucasus separatism

RIA NovostiPrime Minister Vladimir Putin Putin lashes out at supporters of North Caucasus separatism

20:03 23/08/2011 Prime Minister Vladimir Putin offered a trademark robust response on Tuesday to proposals that the North Caucasus republics should be economically and socially separate entities from Russia.>>

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Liberty's Pat Down

Monday, August 22, 2011

In China, Biden blames GOP for holding up stronger debt deal

In China, Biden blames GOP for holding up stronger debt deal

Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul

Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul

Our VPOTUS at Work in China, Affirming Brutal One-Child Policy - By Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner - National Review Online

Our VPOTUS at Work in China, Affirming Brutal One-Child Policy - By Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner - National Review Online

3 more Iron Dome batteries to arrive by 2012 - JPost - Defense

3 more Iron Dome batteries to arrive by 2012 - JPost - Defense

Paul Ryan Not Running for President | The Weekly Standard

Paul Ryan Not Running for President - The Weekly Standard

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)



Monday, August 22, 2011

RSC Update: Welfare Reform 15 Years Later

From the Chairman

15 years ago today, Congressional Republicans and President Clinton enacted welfare reforms that emphasized work as the path out of welfare dependence. That 1996 law replaced an older program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as TANF. Clinton famously declared these changes would “end welfare as we know it,” and in fact millions of families have moved off TANF and into jobs and self-sufficiency. Despite these successes, more remains to be done.

According to a government report released this year, less than a third of work-eligible TANF recipients are actually meeting the program’s work requirements. More than half perform no work or job preparation at all. And while the 1996 reforms focused on TANF, there are actually more than 70 different federal programs that exist to provide assistance to low-income Americans.

That’s why earlier this year, members of the Republican Study Committee introduced H.R. 1167, the Welfare Reform Act of 2011. Our proposal builds on the reforms of 1996, applies new work requirements to the food stamp program, forces Washington to give taxpayers a clear picture of how much money they spend across all the different welfare programs, and returns the skyrocketing cost of welfare to its prerecession level once our economy has recovered.

I’ll close this week’s message with thoughts from two men who spent much of their careers focused on the issue of welfare:
“We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.” – President Ronald Reagan

“We must preserve not only the bodies of the unemployed from destitution but also their self-respect, their self-reliance and courage and determination.” – President Franklin Roosevelt
God Bless,
Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – RSC members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.

· 39 Republican House Freshmen: Senate Is Only Thing Blocking Reform; Politico, August 16.

· Rep. Eric Cantor (VA-07): Removing the Obstacles to Economic Growth; The Washington Post, August 21.

Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon.

· The House has recessed util September 7, though it will hold pro forma sessions throughout the month of August to prevent presidential recess appointments.

RSC Reports

· Each week the House is in session, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

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Ron Paul raises $1.8M in 24 hours - The Hill's Ballot Box

Ron Paul raises $1.8M in 24 hours - The Hill's Ballot Box

Will Obama's Approval Rating Drop Further? Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

Iraq to buy 36 U.S. fighter jets

Iraq to buy 36 U.S. fighter jets

Ron Paul: True Liberty vs. Perfect Safety

Ron Paul on America Live with Megyn Kelly

Iraq attacks raise new concerns about U.S. pullout

Iraq attacks raise new concerns about U.S. pullout

2S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled artillery system

RIA Novosti2S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled artillery system2S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled artillery system

22:00 21/08/2011 2S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled artillery system is designed to suppress artillery and mortar batteries, rocket launchers, armored targets, incoming firepower, control points and enemy troops, can deploy smokescreen and provide night lighting.>>

Turkey Continues Bombing Northern Iraq - Defense News

Turkey Continues Bombing Northern Iraq - Defense News

Alabama Passes Tough Law Against Illegal Aliens - HUMAN EVENTS

Alabama Passes Tough Law Against Illegal Aliens - HUMAN EVENTS

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lawmaker cites media 'arrogance' for lack of coverage of Ron Paul campaign - TheHill.com

Lawmaker cites media 'arrogance' for lack of coverage of Ron Paul campaign - TheHill.com

How Many Have You Read?

Rev. Paul over at Way Up NorthPeter at Bayou Renaissance Man, Joated at Compass Points, and several others have pointed out that NPR has published its list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books, as determined by its viewers and readers. He invites us to check off the books on the list that we've read, by marking them in bold print.

Here's what I've read.

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

How did you do? I invite fellow bloggers to copy-and-paste the list and indicate their own reading progress.