From the Rightby Ed Farnan
- The proposed immigration bill is a sham if it doesn’t secure our borders first
- President Obama got by with a little help from his friends at DOJ, IRS,MSM and now even the NSA?
- Bill O’Reilly’s 'Killing Kennedy' selects its’ Lee Harvey Oswald and will begin filming
- The face of Obamacare failure - John Edwards will resume suing medical providers
- Americans feeling the pain of the lefts misguided energy policies
The news of Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson (D) retiring, came as no shock to those who follow such things. The decision to give up his 12 year Senate seat was his realization that the support he gave to Obamacare, caused him massive unpopularity with his fellow Nebraskans. Instead of being swept out of office in the upcoming elections, he opted to "retire" in order to spend more "time with his family"
If the upcoming Supreme Courts review of the Obamacare law finds it to be unconstitutional, it will be a major blow to those that supported and rammed it through Congress. No holds were barred subverting long standing Senate rules in order to accomplish it. It is and was, the signature legislation of the Obama administration and many legal experts are betting that the court will rule against it. Rumors now swirl that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, both architects of Obamacare, long to "retire."
Gun sales are breaking records throughout America as Christmas approaches. Is it just the holiday spirit of giving that is spurring these sales? Or is it Americans realization that gun ownership is the last line of defense in self protection?
Either way, the FBI has been flooded with record breaking numbers of requests for background checks from gun dealers. Gun dealers are required to send these forms in to the FBI when customers purchase a firearm. In some states citizens are not allowed to walk out of the store with a new weapon at time of sale, there is a several day waiting period.
Many existing firearm owners and new owners are expressing concern that the government may start to clamp down on gun ownership rights by attacking the 2nd Amendment to the constitution, which guarantees their right to own and bear firearms.
The slow erosion of citizenship rights for Americans will turn into a landslide if the far left Democrat Mayor of New Haven Connecticut gets his wish. Yesterday Mayor John DeStefano announced he wants to allow illegal aliens to vote in his municipal elections. DeStefano estimated 10,000-12,000 illegal immigrants live in his city.
Destefano will be taking his proposal before the Connecticut legislature for permission to enact the law. The proposal would only change voting eligibility for local elections in New Haven, not state or federal elections. Of course, is anyone willing to bet this includes they will be able to vote for their favorite Mayor too?
De Stefano, opening a window into his thought process said: “All I’m just saying is that like women and African-Americans before them, this is a class of individuals that are precluded from having a say in the community in which they’re a part of.
The American coal industry, which fostered the beginnings of Irish American muscle in the the labor movement, is under assault. In the 1860-70's early Irish Americans shed blood in the battle for workers rights, workers safety, unionization and collective bargaining in those coal fields. Today some people in the industry think there needs to be a modern day version of the secret society known as the Molly Maguires, to defend their livelihood and the nations main source of energy.
But this time the threat to their livelihoods, way of life and standard of living, is not at the hands of a cold-hearted industrialist, but at the hands of government regulation designed to crush their industry.
Back in the 1860-70's Irish Catholic immigrants, fresh off the boat, flocked to the coal fields of Pennsylvania where they toiled in hard scrabble unsafe existences to eke out a living. Exploited by unscrupulous mine owners, the Molly Maguires rose up amongst the Irish ranks and battled back, which finally lead to organizing and unionization http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Maguires
You know you have ascended to the top tier of fame when you just need one name to be known by. Perhaps known for his philanthropy as much as his creativity in the music field, Bono has drawn together quite a far flung army of volunteers in his war on poverty and disease. President Bill Clinton said it best when he told Bono he has "quite a large tent" when describing his diverse army. Under that tent are rockers, to soccer moms, to evangelicals, all united in goals to make the world a better place.
Fresh off his bands U2 world tour that brought in 736 million in ticket sales, Bono sat down for an interview with Governor Huckabee on Fox News to share his thoughts.
First and foremost Bono praised America for it's leadership in the world wide war on poverty and disease. Bono particularly singled out President Bush when he stepped up to the plate and marshaled American and world resources to fight the worldwide AIDS epidemic, especially focusing in on the devastating disease in Africa.
California's estimated costs to build a high speed rail system between Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area have now risen to 100 billion dollars. Original estimates presented to voters just three years ago pegged the price at a measly 43 billion.
Today's estimated price has more than doubled in just three years and from experience this won't be the last time that estimate and/or final price tag more than doubles, especially when you consider the project is mapped out to take 20 years to build. Just using the model of every 3 years the price doubles, you get into US National debt territory.
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