Friday, October 11, 2013

Cartoon: The Obama Monument



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Only 2 People Attend 'Obamacare and You!' Event in South Carolina

Only 2 People Attend 'Obamacare and You!' Event in South Carolina

Israeli Killed in Jordan Valley Terror Attack - Israel Today | Israel News

Israeli Killed in Jordan Valley Terror Attack - Israel Today | Israel News

Judge Napolitano On ObamaCare Fine Print: Personal Info Could Be Shared With IRS And Law Enforcement



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Cartoon: Smokey's Transformation



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Press Release: Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 10, 2013

For further information, please contact:
Glenn Grothman - (608) 266-7513

              
Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King


Madison: Today, Glenn Grothman enthusiastically supported Governor Walker’s proposal to hold down school property taxes. 

“Given what Wisconsin taxpayers are used to, one would not have believed it would be possible that property taxes on an average house will go down FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.

“As Wisconsin’s Economy continues to outperform expectations, and sales and income tax collections were greater than expected, the idea of having property taxes drop on an average house for the third year in a row is brilliant.  As someone who watched property taxes spiral out of control for decades, this will come as a welcome shock to Wisconsin taxpayers.

“It is important to remember that this is not some reckless short term gimmick.  The most recent addition to Wisconsin’s rainy day fund brings us to $280 million – this is five time more than the previous high of $57 million in 2007.  And remember, income taxes in the recently passed budget also fell by 4%.”

1) Property taxes on an average Wisconsin house are down for the third year in a row.
2) Income tax reduction of 4%.
3) Rainy day fund increased to five times the all-time high.

Congratulations Governor Walker and Wisconsin Legislature for multi-tasking at its best.

Duggar Family Rallies for Pro-Life Amendment on Abortion in Tennessee

Duggar Family Rallies for Pro-Life Amendment on Abortion in Tennessee

U.S. Navy Photo of the Day


Monday, October 07, 2013

China Defense Blog: Photos of the day: Type052D Luyang III class DDG'...

China Defense Blog: Photos of the day: Type052D Luyang III class DDG'...: 64 VLS launchers (32 + 32 ) packed in to a single ship.

Tale of two planes: F-35 hangar dedicated to WWII vets who flew P-38 | Business | Dallas...

Tale of two planes: F-35 hangar dedicated to WWII vets who flew P-38 | Business | Dallas...

U.S. Navy Photo of the Day

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 7, 2013) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) prepare to board a Brunei Navy ship during a compliant boarding exercise as part of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). This is the 11th annual SEACAT exercise with navy liaison officers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States tracking vessels of interest in the multilateral maritime interdiction scenario. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

Rand Paul: GOP Has Offered 'Compromise After Compromise,' Democrats Shut The Government Down



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USS Higgins Returns to San Diego Following Deployment

USS Higgins Returns to San Diego Following Deployment

From Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) returned to its homeport of San Diego following the completion of a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation, Oct. 7.

Deployed since Jan. 14, the ship and its crew of more than 250 Sailors conducted operations with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group and took part in a number of exercises, theater security cooperation events and maritime presence operations with partner nations.

"I am continually grateful for the effort my crew displayed this deployment. The dedication and professionalism they put forth daily reaffirms their commitment to their country and the naval service," said Cmdr. Nicole L. M. Shue, Higgins' commanding officer. "They have worked incredibly hard, and we are looking forward to reuniting with our loved ones back here in San Diego."

During the deployment, the ship made port visits to Palau, Singapore, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Japan, Guam and Pearl Harbor.

While in Thailand, several Sailors volunteered their time to help rebuild a school that had been damaged by a tropical storm. During a port visit to Nagoya, Japan, Higgins' Sailors also helped clean the grounds and interact with children at a local orphanage.

Additionally, three separate groups of midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and other universities from around the nation also joined the Higgins' crew at various times during the deployment as part of their summer training program.

Commissioned in 1999, the ship is named in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Col. William R. Higgins who disappeared Feb. 17, 1988, while serving as Chief, Observer Group Lebanon and Senior Military Observer, United States Military Observer Group, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization as part of U.N. peacekeeping mission. His remains were eventually recovered and his body was interred at Quantico National Cemetery Dec. 30, 1991.

For more information on Higgins visit:
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/DDG76

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