Posts by Fuzzy Slippers  (Page 80)
 

FBI Director: Charleston Shooting Not Terrorism

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Posted by    Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 5:30pm 6/21/2015 at 5:30pm

The question of whether or not the Charleston shooting was an act of terrorism is an intriguing one.  Typically, we think of terrorism as it relates to clear terrorist attacks perpetrated by known terrorist groups like al Qaeda:  9/11, the Boston bombing, and the Fort Hood terrorist attack.  Or we think...

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Rand Paul Releases Fair and Flat Tax Plan

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Posted by    Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/20/2015 at 6:00pm

Earlier this year, Rasmussen released a poll showing that only 31% of Americans trust the IRS to enforce tax laws fairly.  Given the targeting of conservatives, reports of refunds going to illegals who didn’t pay taxes, and the sharing of confidential tax payer information with the White House, it’s surprising the...

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Republicans Plan To “Fix” ObamaCare

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Posted by    Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/20/2015 at 12:30pm

There has been a lot of speculation, including by me, about what the Republican-controlled Congress will do should the Supreme Court rule against Obama in King v. Burwell.  Should the Court strike down federal subsidies, Republicans will need to have a plan in place to address this decision as it impacts...

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Obama Admin Accused of Illegally Using Tax Refund Money to Fund ObamaCare Program

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:00am 6/15/2015 at 10:00am

Here at LI, we’ve covered numerous aspects of ObamaCare from its questionable passage to legal challenges to various executive branch “tweaks” and shady exemptions to the devastating effects the law has had on millions of Americans.

Now, apparently, the executive branch is going above and beyond the law in its efforts to...

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Mitt Romney, the GOP’s “Unifying Figure”?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/14/2015 at 1:00pm

Love him, hate him, or feel ambivalent toward him, Mitt Romney was “right about everything,” and that is standing him in good stead with the GOP.  Indeed, Politico is reporting that Romney is “working to rid the GOP presidential primary of the mayhem that marked his own race”:

Mitt Romney is working...

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Things GOP Candidates Say That Make You Go “Hmmm”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:00am 6/14/2015 at 11:00am

As conservatives, we have a wide selection of candidates to consider in the 2016 Republican primary, and sometimes, these candidates say things that either they (and we) wish they hadn’t said or that leave us scratching our head in wonder.  I thought I’d post a few of the things that I’ve...

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Obama Admin Moves to Diversify Wealthy Suburbs

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:00pm 6/13/2015 at 8:00pm

In July 2013, Obama’s “Department of Housing and Urban Development [created a] regulation broadening the obligation of recipients of federal aid to ‘affirmatively further fair housing‘.”  Translation: in order for cities and states to continue receiving federal aid, they must begin diversification of their wealthier suburbs and neighborhoods by building Section...

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Obama’s Plan for ISIS: Leave It for the Next President

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/13/2015 at 6:00pm

As a direct result of Obama’s amateurish, quasi-idealistic, and completely ideological failings in Iraq, we will almost certainly end up sending ground troops back in order to undo the damage wrought by the failed Obama doctrine.

Obama knows this, of course, and his plan is to run out the clock rather than...

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We’re Not Wrong About Obama’s American Exceptionalism

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/7/2015 at 1:00pm

Ron Fournier at National Journal has written an extraordinary article, “Republicans Are Wrong About Obama’s American Exceptionalism,” defending Obama’s vision of America as “modern and honest,” as “Reagan-plus.”

We, of course, are neither modern nor honest; indeed, we’re frightened because the country...

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Black Chicago Pastor: Democrat Policies Failing Us

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11:00am 6/7/2015 at 11:00am

As conservatives, we’ve long claimed that Democrat policies disproportionately harm black communities and families.  And we’ve long been ridiculed for making such claims.  Now, however, a black pastor from Chicago’s South Side is inviting Republican, as well as Democrat, presidential candidates to talk to his congregation because he feels that Democrats...

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Evading Government Scrutiny Is a Crime?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/6/2015 at 12:30pm

I saw this story earlier this week, and it’s been nagging at the back of mind ever since.  Dennis Hastert allegedly engaged in serious sexual misconduct and then paid the victim millions to remain silent; that’s not really defensible on a moral level, and the crimes with which he’s been charged...

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Tony Blair Appointed to Head European Body Fighting Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30am 6/6/2015 at 10:30am

From physical attacks, to vandalism, to verbal attacks on those walking while Jewish, Europe has seen a rise in anti-Semitism in recent years. So much so, that a resolution condemning the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe passed the Senate by unanimous vote on Thursday.

The resolution, authored by Senator Bob Menendez...

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Bernie Sanders’ $5.5 Billion Plan to Employ a Million People

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/5/2015 at 6:00pm

With the media busy normalizing socialism for Bernie Sanders, it’s no wonder that few are reporting on his latest plan to spend $5.5 billion to employ a million young people.

Bloomberg has the details:

The Employ Young Americans Now Act is the sort of legislation that would have struggled even in a...

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Alabama Moves to Replace Marriage Licenses with Contracts

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Posted by    Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:30pm 6/4/2015 at 3:30pm

Earlier this year, Alabama became a focal point in the ongoing resistance in some states to legalizing gay “marriage” (read about it here and here).  Watch a PBSNewshour clip that summarizes the issue (and the professor interviewed try to downplay the unpopularity of gay “marriage” in Alabama):

Much of the debate centered...

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Americans Blame Obama For Iraq Instability

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/3/2015 at 5:45pm

When he withdrew troops from Iraq, Obama himself proclaimed, “we are leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.”  That was in 2011.  Flash forward to now, and Iraq is none of those things; indeed, Iraq is now an ISIS strong-hold, part of their declared caliphate.

Throughout Obama’s presidency, we’ve heard him...

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Hillary’s “Women Only” Event a Flop, Men Allowed to Increase Numbers

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:00am 6/3/2015 at 7:00am

Hillary is putting the majority of her campaign eggs in one basket, and that may prove to be a mistake.  As I’ve noted previously, she is banking on her potentially historic role as the first woman president to clear the way for the nomination.  Indeed, when asked about her achievements, her...

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Move Over, ObamaPhone; Here Comes the ObamaNet

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Posted by    Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8:30am 6/1/2015 at 8:30am

The history of the Lifeline (aka Obamaphone) program is often cited by progressives as a Republican scheme, and in some ways, it is.  As Daniel Greenfield explains:

At the same time it should be recognized that the roots of this monstrosity began under Bush when the [Universal Service Fund] USF was used...

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