Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fwd: OWS


'A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a Right to Life rally and threw condoms on Catholic school girls inside the Rhode Island state capitol building.

Barth Bracy, executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, said their rally had to be cut short after the Occupiers began screaming and refused to allow a Catholic priest to deliver a prayer.

"This is their idea of civil speech but we believe it's an outrage," Bracy told Fox News & Commentary "They started heckling, chanting and blowing whistles. They shouted down a priest."

Last week's rally was held inside the rotunda of the state capitol in Providence. Bracy said the Occupiers, along with some pro-choice demonstrators, infiltrated the crowd of some 150 pro-lifers. He said the pro-life crowd was made up of senior citizens, mothers with young children, Cub Scouts, and school kids.

Bracy said one of the most egregious incidents occurred when an Occupier climbed to the third floor balcony and dumped a box of condoms on girls from a Catholic school.

"What kind of individual throw condoms at Catholic school girls," Bracy asked.

Bracy said capitol police were outnumbered and overwhelmed by the protesters. At one point they even attacked State. Rep. Doreen Costa.

"This was one of the most disturbing sights I've ever seen," Costa told Fox News & Commentary. "It was horrendous. "

Costa said a female Occupier hit her on the head with a sign and shoved her "moppy" hair in the lawmaker's face.

"I told her that she really stunk bad and needed to take a bath," Costa said.

Costa said she was "speechless" when they showered the young girls with condoms. So was Father Bernard Healey, the executive director of the Rhode Island Catholic Conference.

"It's disgraceful behavior," Healey said. "The week before, the pro-abortion people had their rally and no one bothered them. Apparently freedom of speech only applies to those who agree with you."

Healey called the protesters "mean-spirited" and "ugly."'


The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rick Santorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Opposition to contraception and the "right to privacy"

Santorum has stated that he does not believe a "right to privacy" is part of the Constitution; he has been critical of the Supreme Court decision inGriswold v. Connecticut (1965), which held that the Constitution guaranteed that right, and overturned a law prohibiting the sale and use of contraceptives to married couples.[137] He has described contraception as "a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,"[138] and stated in 2003 that laws should exist against polygamy, adultery, sodomy, and other actions "antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family" since they were harmful to society.[131]

Gingrich, the anti-conservative - The Washington Post


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Suddenly, a fun candidate - The Washington Post


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Romney’s time to rally himself against Gingrich


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The GOP’s front-runners: Bad and worse - The Washington Post


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Can Mitt Romney recover from his South Carolina 'disaster'? - CSMonitor.com


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Rick Santorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Santorum said he would continue to "fight very strongly against libertarian influence within the Republican party and the conservative movement."[131] In an NPR interview in the summer of 2005, Santorum discussed what he called the "libertarianish right," saying "they have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do. Government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulation low and that we shouldn't get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn't get involved in cultural issues, you know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world, and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can't go it alone..."

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Have conservatives finally stopped looking for the Romney alternative?


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fwd: Daley

From: larry.r.trout

'"When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was 'distressed' by how a small group of 'white Irish Catholic' families — the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans — 'locked up' power in Illinois.

"She particularly resented the way power in Illinois was locked up generation after generation by a small group of families, all white Irish Catholic — the Daleys in Chicago, the Hynes and Madigans statewide."

Obama White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, one of those hated white Irish Catholics, resigned the same weekend the book's juiciest tidbits leaked out.

It is probably all just a coincidence, but sometimes coincidences reveal bigger truths.

And the bigger truth is that Bill Daley left the White House because he lost to Valerie Jarrett and to the president's wife in the battle for the philosophical direction of the Obama White House.

I don't know if Michelle Obama's antipathy toward white Irish Catholics finally became too much of a barrier to Daley or not. But I do know that Daley was only ineffective because his boss would not let him be effective.

Bill Daley is a political pragmatist. He cuts deals. Like his father and his brother, he is not a left-wing ideologue; nor is he a Republican in Democratic clothing.

He is a pro-business Democrat, an increasingly rare breed these days in Washington.

Obama is not a pro-business Democrat. His wife is not a pro-business Democrat. They don't like the business community. They don't trust the free market. They want to spread wealth around (other people's wealth, I might add).'

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ron Paul And Eisenhower Are Right


Monday, January 9, 2012

greatest achievement

'Liberals have a rendezvous with regret. Their largest achievement is today's redistributionist government. But such government is inherently regressive: It tends to distribute power and money to the strong, including itself.

Government becomes big by having big ambitions for supplanting markets as society's primary allocator of wealth and opportunity. Therefore it becomes a magnet for factions muscular enough, in money or numbers or both, to bend government to their advantage.

The left's centuries-old mission is to increase social harmony by decreasing antagonisms arising from disparities of wealth — to decrease inequality by increasing government's redistributive activities. Such government constantly expands under the unending, indeed intensifying, pressures to correct what it disapproves of — the distribution of wealth produced by consensual market activities. But as government presumes to dictate the correct distribution of social rewards, the maelstrom of contemporary politics demonstrates that social strife, not solidarity, is generated by government transfer payments to preferred groups.'


Just how bad was Rick Santorum’s 2006 reelection loss? - The Washington Post


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Chris Christie wows New Hampshire crowd. Romney-Christie ticket, anyone? (+video) - CSMonitor.com


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Romney defends record, says he likes ‘to fire people’ for inadequate business services - The Washington Post


Friday, January 6, 2012

Obama Promises Not to Use Military Detention for U.S. Citizens—I Think


Courthouse News Service

During congressional debate, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who
co-sponsored the bill, said the Obama administration instructed him to
keep U.S. citizens subject to the detention statutes.


Obama Administration Pushes Back On Liberal Criticism Over NDAA’s ‘Indefinite Detention’

Many progressive and libertarians have argued that the NDAA codifies the president's ability to detain a U.S. citizen captured on American soil until the war on terrorism is declared over. The administration believes that the NDAA doesn't specifically allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens, but concedes that it doesn't specifically ban the practice either.

A senior administration official maintained in an interview with TPM that the NDAA "changes nothing" about the legal question of whether the government could allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens captured in the United States.

"Whether you can pick up a U.S. citizen inside the United States and place them in military detention — which was done in the Padilla case but was never resolved up to the Supreme Court — we would argue still sort of an open legal question and is not answered by the NDAA, it's totally silent on that," a senior administration official told TPM. "As far as we're concerned, the bill doesn't resolve that question."

Conservative leaders urge quick rally behind a not-Romney for nomination; will it be Santorum? - The Washington Post


"Nobody has the right to take another life" - Roger Ebert's Journal


The title seems simplistic to me. You could certainly find exceptions
to this statement. I don't believe in absolutes, because there are
always exceptions to every rule. (Which couldn't be more true than it
is in the game of chess.) If I were to claim a core value, which
would be my one absolute belief, it would be to create the most
benefit while doing the least harm.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The conservative race in Iowa

Let me go out on a limb: if Perry finishes third in Iowa, he'll be the nominee. He's the guy best suited by money, organization and resume to capitalize on a strong Iowa showing, which is why Romney's media allies have been talking up Santorum's momentum instead.

Re: Reserve

Good to know.  

On Jan 3, 2012, at 12:47 PM, larry.r.trout wrote:

'Federal Reserve Banks generate their own income, primarily from interest earned on government securities that are acquired in the course of Federal Reserve monetary policy actions. A secondary source of income is derived from the provision of priced services to depository institutions, as required by the Monetary Control Act of 1980. Federal Reserve Banks are not, however, operated for a profit, and each year they return to the U.S. Treasury all earnings in excess of Federal Reserve operating and other expenses.'


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Economics 101 For The Venus Project: Marginal Utility




World Collapse Explained in 3 Minutes

The end made me laugh...


Money as Debt


Fwd: Political Quotes & Jokes ...

From: al 
Happy New Year!
Here are a few smiles to bring the new year in with!



some old some new (maybe) -----

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.  ~Henry Cate, VII
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  ~Aesop
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.  ~Will Rogers
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.  ~Plato
Politicians are the same all over.  They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.  ~Nikita Khrushchev
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it
Clarence Darrow
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.  ~Author Unknown
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.  ~Jay Leno
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.  ~John Quinton
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.  ~Oscar Ameringer
I offer my opponents a bargain:  if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.  ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.  ~Texas Guinan
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.  ~Gore Vidal
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.  ~Charles de Gaulle
Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~Ronald Reagan
Politics:  [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"]  ~Larry Hardiman
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.  ~Doug Larson
Don't vote, it only encourages them.  ~Author Unknown
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators.  ~Will Rogers