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Daily archives for April 11th, 2012

Oh, The Humanity!

Oh, The Humanity!

A half-dozen terrorists in line to be extradited to the USA to face charges tried to get out of it by arguing that if convicted, they’d be subject to inhumane conditions at the Colorado Supermax prison. Lawyers for radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and five other men indicted in the U.S. on various terror charges between 1999 […]

Revisiting The O.K. Corral

Revisiting The O.K. Corral

In 2011, the Monument Fire ripped through the Huachuca Mountains in Arizona—land belonging to the U.S. Forest Service.  Following the fire, floods and torrential mudslides destroyed mountain spring water lines to the town of Tombstone. Yessir, the United States Forest Service owns that land, and they not only allowed it to be decimated by wildfire […]

Ed Secretary Wants More Money for Gov’t ‘Pre-K’, Won’t Support Tax Breaks For Stay-At-Home Moms

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Whatever it takes to convince parents to cede their parental responsibilities and turn their children over to “the village” (i.e. the State) as early as possible, that’s what they’ll support…and demand your money to implement it. Notice the socialist key words in his statements.  I have highlighted them in bold: Eric Scheiner reports at CNS […]

Energy Department Prepares To Throw More Taxpayer Money Away On ‘Green’ Loans

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Here we go again! Andrew Restuccia reports at The Hill: The Energy Department said Thursday it expects to begin tentatively approving new taxpayer-backed loans for renewable energy projects in the coming months. The announcement comes about seven months after Solyndra, the California solar firm that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the administration in […]

So You Don’t Want To Vote For Romney…

Patriots, it’s pretty inevitable at this point that the GOP will nominate a RINO for president.  We’re stuck with the cards in our hand. I understand the temptation to sit out the election or split off and create our own party.  I get it.  I really do.  But the reality is, if we do that […]

Oregon Save Our Schools – Affiliated With Socialists And Occupy?

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This week, a post on a new blog appeared that supports a teacher’s strike in three East Multnomah County school districts. The blog purports to represent an organization called Oregon Save Our Schools, and seems to have started in January 2012 in anticipation of a strike by the Gresham Barlow Education Association (GBEA), a local […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Looks Like it’s Romney

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Well, it looks like it’s Romney. Four years ago, he was the conservative alternative to John McCain, but a lot’s changed since then. But here’s why he’s still way better than Obama. I Spy Minute, Wed April 11 2012 Like this:Like Loading…

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