- Is the gun control movement fading?
- Congressional leaders have a meeting with the President over sequestration. It could be short. Speaker Boehner receives cheers from his Republican colleagues for not budging on further cuts, and Peggy Noonan doesn’t think Obama wants “even the appearance of laying down his arms for a moment” with the Speaker.
- AFL-CIO indirectly embrace Keystone XL pipeline.
- Paul Krugman: End the deficit obsession.
- Justice Scalia thinks that the right to vote in Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is a “racial entitlement.”
- How Beppe Grillo and Silvio Berlusconi threaten the future of Italy and the Euro.
- The “untold history” of the U.S. and international crime.
- What “House of Cards” gets right- and what it doesn’t
OT, but I have to turn in my film critics union card. I just watched the remake of Red Dawn and liked it.
In case you missed it sacredh!
I've got a friend that has an original photo of The Beatles with Little Richard. I think it's in a hotel room.
@sacredh Little Richard tried to get his record label owner, Specialty, to sign the Beatles. He said no id course.
Little Richard used to buy them all meals before they got famous.
After Decca blew it about signing the Beatles and they hit it big, a Decca guy asked George Harrison if he could recommend another band. Harrison did. The Rolling Stones. Paul McCartney told EMI to sign another band. Pink Floyd. Sgt. Pepper was being recorded at one studio at Abbey Road at the same time Pink Floyd was recording Piper at the Gates of Dawn just down the hall. A little bit of trivia. David Gilmour owns the picture Julian Lennon drew that inspired Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
@sacredh Funny stuff!
War within the republican party:
@sacredh While centrist independents and republicans might give them credit for acting responsibly, it is doubtful that the hair on fire tea party will be willing to do so. Sometimes you have to wonder if they just disagree for the hell of it, kind of like a person who lies when the truth has a better outcome for them.
"Americans endure bigger income cut than government can handle"
The bloated and rapacious federal government is too addicted to spending to handle even a minute cut in the increase in spending.
"DHS freed over 2,000 immigrants since February."
This is Obama regime policy and has nothing to do with the sequester.
A republican's take on Christie's not being invited to CPAC:
@sacredh I read an article somewhere that Christe not being invited actually helps his chances at higher office, given the republican party's plummeting approval ratings. Seems plausible.
Just a reminder.
"[Peter] Brimelow's site also carries archives of columns from men like Sam Francis, the late editor of the newspaper of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, a group whose web page has described blacks as "a retrograde species of humanity." It has run articles by Jared Taylor, the editor of the white supremacist American Renaissance magazine, which specializes in dubious race and IQ studies and eugenics, the "science" of human "race betterment" through selective breeding."
Peter Brimelow is the founder and operator of VDARE, one of the far right sites paulie gets his info from. paulie has also used American Renaissance to back-up his theories about an 'unreported race war'.
When you argue with paulie, you're lowering yourself to arguing with the type of people who wore white hoods in the 50's and blew up government buildings in the 90's.
The unreported race war stuff is a head scratcher. I think it ranks up there with the unreported invasion of the body snatchers. You'd think that everybody would notice.
And when do media have ANY problem reporting on black on white violence?
OT again, but Magic Johnson just offered LeBron a million dollars to participate in the dunk contest at the All-Star break next year.
OT, but the Miami Heat have scored at least 102 points in a game 31 times this year. Their record when scoring at least 102 points? 31-0.
nfl, I do too. Only an injury is going to keep them from winning another title. LeBron shot 64% from the field in February. The last person to do that (minimum 200 attempts) was Kareem in 1983. The last person to average as many points, rebounds and assists as Lebron did in February with a 60% FG percentage? Had NEVER been done before. They're on ESPN tonight at 8 against Memphis. It should be a good game but I wouldn't say Miami is a lock to win.
@sacredh But they did anyway. They're at a level where they can turn it on and off at their leisure. Nobody can deal with that (like you said, as long as they stay healthy).
Live long and prosper Barack:
S & M Star Trek. Beat me up Scottie:
Obama and his changes:
As the dreaded Sequester begins, we are in an age of trade-offs. Consider this shocking number: Housing 500 Federal Prisoners for five days is the same as operating Air Force One for just one hour.
Here are the numbers:
- Operating AF1 per hour was $181,757 in 2010.
- Federal Bureau of Prisons per capita cost was $71.49 per day in 2011.
- Split that in 24 hours, it's a poor $2.97 per hour per federal prisoner.
- AF1 hourly cost covers you 61,018 criminals per hour behind bars.
- The cost of 500 federal prisoners is only $1,489.37 per hour.
- The cost of 500 federal prisoners is only $35,744.88 per day.
- The cost of 500 federal prisoners per 5.08484 days is... $181,757; the same as AF1 for one hour.
@paulejb American Thinker- How much does it cost to maintain tax breaks for the Oil companies that gauge us day in and day out?
@paulejb Yet again Troll way to take something out of context. Goebbels would have been proud of you and your ilk.
'Obama: "American Families Have Been Getting Battered Pretty Good Over The Last Four Years" '
You got that right. Barry!!!!
@paulejb And they will keep getting battered until they wake up and dislodge the Republicans from Congress.
"More than 700 pages of healthcare rules released"
You will be dead before your health care provider can read all the ObamaCare regs.
@paulejb So you want there to be no rules? Is that your assertion? If my health care provider needs more than a couple of days to review the rules, it may be time to get a more competent health care provider.
Racism taken to a grand new level.
I didn't even link to the page where you can color in the n-word hanging from a tree.
This is aimed at second-graders.
"Vote Fraud News"
2/19/13: OHIO: Melowese Richardson: multiple voting
"Richardson told a local television station this month that she voted twice last November. She cast an absentee ballot and then voted at the polls as well...Authorities also are investigating if she voted in the names of four other people, too, for a total of six votes in the 2012 presidential election." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/19/ohio-poll-worker-obama-supporter-investigated-for-potentially-voting-six-times/#ixzz2LNftusC1 Eric Shawn, Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012? Ohio poll worker target of investigation, Fox News, Feb. 19, 2013."
Are you surprised? He was homeschooled on headlines - the rest is just his imagination filling in the blanks.
Since Obama voters vote as many as six times why do they need a Voting Rights Act?