Dead Cats: CPAC, 03/18/13, (8)32: James Brody

CONTENTS: Erickson – Mitch surrendered; Steyn – Torpor; Sowell – race; BO tries to destroy us; Hagel boosts missile defenses; Common Core dumbs down our kids; Dems drop Judd?; Fat Lesbians; D’Souza – next movie; GeoWill – same sex science; Cruz – thx to Sarah; Cruz – media not gatekeepers; Will – CPAC Libertarians; Drudge links to CPAC; Rove slams Sarah; Palin slaps back; White in Philly; Nutter investigates; TPK hot water; GOP’s gov?; NRS vs. UN; States defy feds; Boehner trusts BO; $19T; Fed spending up; Glick –US $ to terrorists; Klein – Benghazi, Heinz Kerry (+) ; Announcements

 “He’s got the rifle, I got the rack,” Sarah Palin

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/343172/palin-takes-big-gulp-betsy-woodruff

“George Orwell once said that some ideas are so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them.” Thomas Sowell http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2013/03/15/intellectuals-and-race-part-iv-n1531154?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, edging out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by two percent in the three days of voting.

“Paul, with 25 percent of the vote, follows in the footsteps of his father, who won CPAC straw polls in 2010 and 2011. The ballots had 23 candidate choices and voters wrote in another 44 names, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

“Rubio had 23 percent. . .” Bridget Johnson

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/03/16/rand-paul-wins-cpac-straw-poll/

March 18th

1766: After months of protests by American colonists, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.

1834: The first railroad tunnel in the United States opened for business, the Staple Bend Tunnel in western Pennsylvania.

1837: Grover Cleveland, the only U.S. president to serve two non-concurrent terms, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey.

1925: The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history, killed some seven hundred people in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.  (Bennett & Cribb, 2010)

Erick Erickson, Red State: “Mitch McConnell Declares Surrender on Obamacare”

“Joining Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell is declaring surrender on Obamacare.

“He will no longer fight it.

“You’d never know that if you paid attention to his preferred words about Obamacare at CPAC. McConnell told the crowd that “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch.” He also told the crowd that those who think he’s given up the fight are wrong. He pledged to continue to fight.

“I call bull.

“The part of his speech that McConnell hopes you ignore is him saying, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost.” He’s also signaling that the Senate Republicans will neither filibuster the continuing resolution nor shut down the government.

“The continuing resolution is the best vehicle to use as a fight to defund Obamacare. Republicans will not, despite their rhetoric right now, fight on the debt ceiling to undermine Obamacare . . .”

http://www.redstate.com/2013/03/18/mitch-mcconnell-declares-surrender-on-obamacare/

Mark Steyn: NRO: The Axis of Torpor

“. . .Alas, outside Hollywood, foreigners are somewhat less pliable than the body count of Liam Neeson’s (Taken 2) and Bruce Willis’s obliging extras (Die Hard 5) would suggest. The funniest line in Taken 2 was Neeson’s advice to his daughter in an emergency: ‘Go to the U.S. embassy. You’ll be safe there.’ It opened a couple of weeks after Benghazi.

“There are drones, of course, which offer the consolations of technological badassery, as if Liam Neeson could take out all the Albanians from the X-Box in his basement. But don’t worry. According to Politico, at a recent meeting with Senate Democrats, President Obama assured them that they had no need to worry about his awesome power to rain down death from the skies because, as he put it, he’s not Dick Cheney.

“Meanwhile, back at the GOP, Senator Rand Paul is no Dick Cheney either . . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/343140/axis-torpor-mark-steyn

Thomas Sowell, Town Hall: “Intellectuals and Race: Part IV”

Thx Ted!

“This is Part IV in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. Part III can be found here

“Multiculturalism is a tempting quick fix for groups that lag by simply pronouncing their cultures to be equal, or “equally valid,” in some vague and lofty sense. Cultural features are just different, not better or worse, according to this dogma.

“Yet the borrowing of particular features from other cultures — such as Arabic numerals that replaced Roman numerals, even in Western cultures that derived from Rome — implies that some features are not simply different but better, including numbers. Some of the most advanced cultures in history have borrowed from other cultures, because no given collection of human beings has created the best answers to all the questions of life.

“Nevertheless, since multiculturalists see all cultures as equal or “equally valid,” they see no justification for schools to insist that black children learn standard English, for example. Instead, each group is encouraged to cling to its own culture and to take pride in its own past glories, real or imaginary.

“In other words, members of minority groups that lag educationally, economically or otherwise are to continue to behave in the future as they have in the past — and, if they do not get the same outcomes as others, it is society’s fault. That is the bottom line message of multiculturalism. . .”

http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2013/03/15/intellectuals-and-race-part-iv-n1531154?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

Eliana Johnson, NRO: “Carson – Obama Trying to ‘Destroy the Country’

Thx Ted!

“’Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation,’ Carson postulated in remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. ‘I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.’

“Carson, who is 62, said that the blame for the nation’s current state of affairs does not lie with ‘any one particular person.’ His barbs, though, were clearly aimed at President Obama. . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/343156/carson-obama-trying-destroy-country-eliana-johnson

Stewart & Alexander, Reuters: “U.S. to bolster missile defenses to counter North Korea threat – Hagel”

“. . . Hagel said the Pentagon would add 14 new anti-missile interceptors at Fort Greely in Alaska – an effective reversal of an early Obama administration decision – and move ahead with the deployment of a second missile-defense radar in Japan.

“The Pentagon also left open the possibility of creating a site on the U.S. East Coast where the Pentagon could field more interceptors capable of striking down an incoming missile. The 14 additional interceptor deployments would cost nearly $1 billion and must be approved by Congress. .  .”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/16/us-korea-north-usa-defense-idUSBRE92E0SV20130316

LEADS . . .

Tiffany Gabbay, The Blaze: “Is the ‘Common Core’ Initiative Dumbing Down America’s Students?”

“Last week TheBlaze covered in detail the controversial school curriculum system — one that had students actually design a socialist flag — out of Texas dubbed CSCOPE. Thursday, however, the focus turned to another disturbing initiative in America’s education system: Common Core Standards State Standards.

“The Common Core State Standards initiative is, according to its official website, a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), developed “in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.”

“In terms of Common Core, Glenn Beck noted that ‘if we don’t save education,’ so goes the country. He added that parents will need to stand up and challenge their school districts and even change school districts to enact change.

“With reportedly nearly every state in the union — adopting similar education programs, Common Core is influenced by successes in other countries and was never drafted with full scrutiny from the public.  Beck added that states had a mere two months to commit to the plan during summer months in which state legislators were out of session. . .”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/14/is-the-common-core-initiative-dumbing-down-americas-students/

Cheryl Chumley, Washington Times: “Democrats step back from Ashley Judd for Senate drive”

“Hollywood actress-turned-Senate-hopeful Ashley Judd may have a harder time winning the hearts and minds of Democrats to support her campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell after all.

Democratic Party leaders are stepping back and taking a clear look at the candidate, and some say she may not be best to run against the five-term Kentucky senator in 2014, Newsmax reports.

“‘She’s going to have a tough road [sic!] to hoe,’ said Jim Cauley, campaign manager for Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in 2007, in a ThisWeek.com report. ‘She doesn’t fit the damn state,’ which is a conservative stronghold. Fully 60 percent of Kentuckians voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. . .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/15/democrats-step-back-ashley-judd-senate-drive/

Elizabeth Harrington, CNS: “Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are Fat”

“(CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why ‘three-quarters’ of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of ‘high public-health significance. . .’”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spend-15-million-study-why-lesbians-are-fat

The genomics people may have an answer with their studies of “imprinted” genes – genes that have opposite effects depending upon which parent donated that particular gene (Moore & Haig, 1991; Burt & Trivers, 2006; Haig, 2010 ) There are 1300 genes that show imprinted effects (Gregg et al., 2010a, 2010b). We once knew of about a dozen!!!   Dad’s contributions let the fetus take control of mom’s blood pressure and sugar; mom’s contributions protect herself by “starving” her fetus. The rationale: dads can have more sons but impregnating more women, moms can only have one or two children at a time. Dad wants to get all he can from any one female, mom wants children who are “cheap-to-keep.

If dad wins, the fetus and placenta will be larger and the fetus stronger, more lively, and have larger subcortical parts of the brain while the neocortex develops a smaller bridge between its halves. Males frequently have larger deposits of quick-energy brown fat and more enamel in their teeth. Finally, males often have “Yakovlevian torque” – their right frontal cortex is larger and overlays part of the left frontal. Dad’s contributions produce not only a child loaded with testosterone but also one that explores, orients itself with distances and direction instead of landmarks and does well when organizing patterns. Sons, in the extreme, develop detailed but focused interests and are more likely to develop cancers and autism (Badcock, 2009).

If mom wins, the fetus is smaller, has a more complex neocortex (and becomes a better talker!), pays more attention to social relationships, and is more apt to make a nest, nurse pups, and retrieve any who wander off. The feminine imprints are also likely to be associated not only with smallness but also anxiety, suspicion, and schizophrenia (Crespi and Badcock, 2008; Badcock, 2009).

On average, but not always, dad wins for sons, mom wins for daughters but there is no rule that nature will always assign “female” imprints to girls and “male” imprints to boys. Thus it is fair to speculate that lesbians are not only larger but physically domineering and tactless but better in math and finding new locations.

Now, what can we say about Chris Matthews? Is there biological truth to Schwarzenegger’s phrase, “girly men”? And the Chinese accepted stringent birth limits from their government: They are smaller in stature and have a complex written language but seem to have retained their math skills!

References:

Badcock, Christopher (2009) The Imprinted Brain: How Genes Set the Balance between Autism and Psychosis. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Burt, Austin, & Trivers, Robert (2006) Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements. Cambridge, MA: Belknap-Harvard.

Crespi, Bernard & Christopher Badcock (2008) Psychosis and autism as diametrical disorders of the social brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31(3): 241-320.

Gregg, Christopher, Jiangwen Zhang, James E. Butler, David Haig, and Catherine Dulac (2010a) Sex-specific parent-of-origin allelic expression in the mouse brain. Science, 329(5992):682-5.

Gregg, Christopher, Jiangwen Zhang*, Brandon Weissbourd, Gary P. Schroth, David Haig, and Catherine Dulac (2010b) High-resolution analysis of parent-of-origin allelic expression in the mouse brain. Science, 329(5992): 643-8.

Haig, David (2010) Transfers and transitions: Parent–offspring conflict, genomic imprinting, and the evolution of human life history. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 January 26; 107(suppl_1): 1731–1735. Published online 2010 January 26. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0904111106 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868297/?tool=pubmed

Moore, Thomas & David Haig (1991) Genomic imprinting in mammalian development: A parental tug-of-war. Trends in Genetics. 7(2) 45-49. In D Haig (Ed.) Genomic Printing and Kinship. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. pp. 49-59

Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter: “2016: Obama’s America’ Filmmakers Making Follow-Up Film (Exclusive)”

“Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who starred in, co-wrote and co-directed 2016, will return as the writer and star of a film simply titled America to be directed by John Sullivan, who wrote and directed 2016 with D’Souza.

Gerald Molen, who won a best picture Oscar for producing Schindler’s List with Steven Spielberg in 1993, will executive produce America, as he did for 2016.. ..”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/2016-obamas-america-filmmakers-making-429104

George Will, WaPo: “The shaky science behind same-sex marriage”

“When on March 26 the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether California’s ban on same-sex marriages violates the constitutional right to “equal protection of the laws,” these arguments will invoke the intersection of law and social science. The court should tread cautiously, if at all, on this dark and bloody ground.

The Obama administration says California’s law expresses ‘prejudice’ that is ‘impermissible.’ But same-sex marriage is a matter about which intelligent people reasonably disagree, partly because so little is known about its consequences.

When a federal judge asked the lawyer defending California’s ban what harm same-sex marriage would do to the state’s interests in “the procreation purpose” of heterosexual marriage, the lawyer said, ‘I don’t know.’ This was mistakenly portrayed as a damaging admission. Both sides should acknowledge that, so far, no one can know. . .”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-the-shaky-science-behind-same-sex-marriage/2013/03/15/ccdbe82a-8cc9-11e2-9f54-f3fdd70acad2_story.html

CPAC

Tony Lee, Big Govt: “Ted Cruz at CPAC – ‘I Would Not Be in Senate without Sarah Palin’”

“. . . “I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Governor Palin,” Cruz said in gratitude.

Cruz said Palin, like him, drives the mainstream media ‘bat-crap crazy’ because she is ‘fearless,’ ‘principled,’ and ‘courageous’ while the mainstream media wants conservatives to ‘shut up and accept defeat and be timid.’

Cruz also simply said, ‘Sarah Palin picks winners,’ in reference to Palin’s early support of candidates like Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and governors like Nikki Haley (SC) and Susana Martinez (NM), and former Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), who is now the state’s senator.

“Palin, referring to Cruz as hailing from ‘Alaska’s little sister state,’ praised Cruz as a senator who ‘chews barbed wire and spits out rust.’”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/16/Ted-Cruz-I-Would-Not-Be-in-Senate-If-Not-for-Palin

Tony Lee, Big Journalism: “Cruz: Mainstream Media ‘No Longer Gatekeepers’”

“. . . Speaking at CPAC, Cruz said ‘the world has changed’ and ‘there are longer gatekeepers who get to decide what the American people get to hear and what they don’t get to hear.’

“Cruz conceded mainstream outlets like ABC, NBC, CBS, and The New York Times  are not ‘going to help spread’ the message that conservative policy solutions have proven to work while liberal policies have failed people they were supposed to help.

“‘But we have something more powerful [than the mainstream media]… each and every one of you,’ Cruz said. ‘We’re here because we’re not ready to give up on America.’

“He asked the audience to text his new Political Action Committee, Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund, to help ‘spread the message of freedom.’

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/03/16/Cruz-Mainstream-Media-No-Longer-Gatekeepers

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller: “George Will: ‘What I did see at CPAC was the rise of the libertarian strand of Republicanism’ [VIDEO]”

“On this Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Washington Post columnist George Will criticized a New York Times article by Jim Rutenberg and Richard Stevenson that suggested the Conservative Political Action Conference revealed deep divisions in the conservative movement.

“First, here’s The New York Times headline on the CPAC conference: ‘GOP divisions fester at conservative retreat,’” Will said. “Festering an infected wound — it’s awful. I guarantee you, if there were a liberal conclave comparable to this, and there were vigorous debates going on there, The New York Times headline would be ‘Healthy diversity flourishes at the liberal conclave.’”

“Republicans have been arguing — social conservatives and libertarian free-market conservatives — since the 1950s, when the National Review was founded on the idea of the fusion of the two,” he continued. “It has worked before with Ronald Reagan. It can work again.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/17/george-will-what-i-did-see-at-cpac-was-the-rise-of-the-libertarian-strand-of-republicanism/

From Matt Drudge, 3/17/13

Bozell Blasts GOP Leaders: 'You Are Not What You Promised To Be'...
Coulter rips Rubio, 'endless Bushes' on immigration...

Palin Takes a Big Gulp... (Betsy Woodruff, NRO)

In a sprawling speech that addressed everything from background checks to the Senate’s failure to pass a budget to Margaret Thatcher to the price of filling up a truck, Sarah Palin drew raucous applause on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Full of shout-outs and theatrics, Palin capitalized on the adoration she has drawn from this audience for many years. In passage after passage, she lauded the Constitution and called on conservatives to find common ground in fighting the federal government, the mainstream press, and Beltway consultants.

At one point, she pulled a Big Gulp soda from under the podium and drank a bit of it. The audience loved it. “Shoot, it’s just pop with lo-cal ice cubes in it!” she said, to laughs. . .”
...calls president a liar
Cruz: 'Count Me a Proud Wacko Bird'...
RNC TO SPEND $10 MILLION TO REACH MINORITIES...

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller: “Karl Rove slams Sarah Palin in wake of her CPAC attack [VIDEO]”

“On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” American Crossroads boss Karl Rove took a shot at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference attacked Rove for his reportedly planned involvement in upcoming Republican primaries.

“The last thing we need is Washington, D.C. vetting our candidates,” Palin told attendees at CPAC, while suggesting that Rove has a financial motivation. ‘The architects can head on back to the great Lone Star state and put their names on some ballot.’

“But in his ‘Fox News Sunday’ appearance, Rove said he wanted to set a few things straight. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/17/karl-rove-slams-sarah-palin-in-wake-of-her-cpac-attack/

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller: “Palin returns to spotlight by launching zingers at Obama, Bloomberg and media”

“After shunning the spotlight in recent months, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin returned to the national stage with a barrage of crowd-pleasing zingers at her foes during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday afternoon.

“Her targets? President Barack Obama, the media, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and political consultants.

“Near the beginning of her address, Palin mocked the ‘liberal reporters’ in attendance, asking them to raise their hands for attendees to see. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/16/palin-returns-to-spotlight-by-launching-zingers-at-obama-bloomberg-and-media/

PA

Robert Huber, PhillyMag: “Being White in Philly”

Thx Jo! Need we mention school failure, Traffic Court, the New Black Panthers, or the reelection of Wilson Goode? See also Steele, Shelby (2006/2007) White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era. NY: Harper Collins.

“Whites, race, class, and the things that never get said.

“. . .driving up Broad Street as I head home to Mount Airy, I stop at a light just north of Lycoming and look over at some rowhouses. One has a padlocked front door. A torn sheet covering the window in that door looks like it might be stained with sewage. I imagine not a crackhouse, but a child, maybe several children, living on the other side of that stained sheet. Plenty of children in Philadelphia live in places like that. Plenty live on Diamond, where my son rents, where there always seem to be a lot of men milling around doing absolutely nothing, where it’s clearly not a safe place to be.

“I’ve shared my view of North Broad Street with people—white friends and colleagues—who see something else there: New buildings. Progress. Gentrification. They’re sunny about the area around Temple. I think they’re blind, that they’ve stopped looking. Indeed, I’ve begun to think that most white people stopped looking around at large segments of our city, at our poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods, a long time ago. One of the reasons, plainly put, is queasiness over race. Many of those neighborhoods are predominantly African-American. And if you’re white, you don’t merely avoid them—you do your best to erase them from your thoughts.

“At the same time, white Philadelphians think a great deal about race. Begin to talk to people, and it’s clear it’s a dominant motif in and around our city. Everyone seems to have a story, often an uncomfortable story, about how white and black people relate. . .”

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/white-philly/

Mike Dougherty, CBS Philly: Nutter demands probe . . .

So . . . Was the emperor dressed?

“PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A controversial article published in Philadelphia Magazine this month has the attention of the Nutter Administration.

“The article, titled ‘Being White in Philly,’ features a series of interviews with anonymous white residents from different areas of the city who share stories about their interaction with black residents.

Mayor Nutter calls the article’s tone ‘disgusting,’ and he’s asked the Human Relations Commission to investigate some of the sensitive racial issues explored in the piece. . . “

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/03/15/controversial-article-published-in-local-magazine-has-mayor-nutter-asking-for-investigation/

PA Independent: “Pennsylvania turnpike officials in hot water again”

“A grand jury presentment alleges widespread corruption from former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials, while the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing scandal continues to unwind in court. . .”

http://paindependent.com/2013/03/week-in-review-pennsylvania-turnpike-officials-in-hot-water-again/

Meghan Check, PoliticsPA: “Reader Poll – Who Should The Republicans Support For Governor?”

“Although Governor Tom Corbett is preparing to run again in the 2014 gubernatorial election, recent polling numbers show that he does not possess the advantage typical of incumbent politicians.

In a recent poll from Public Policy Polling, Republican voters in Pennsylvania said they would prefer “someone else” for the governorship by a margin of 49% to 37%.

The names Tom Smith and Bruce Castor were both floated as potential challengers for Governor Corbett in a primary race.  This week, Smith’s 2012 campaign spokesperson said that the Senate hopeful “has no plans to run for governor.”

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has been busy lately, meeting with conservatives in many parts of Pennsylvania and even launching a website.  All signs indicate that he is serious about running against Corbett for the Republican nomination.

http://www.politicspa.com/reader-poll-who-should-the-republicans-support-for-governor/46698/

GUNS

Peter Finn, WaPo: “NRA opposes U.N. arms treaty”

“Negotiations open Monday in New York on the Arms Trade Treaty, which would require countries to determine whether weapons they sell would be used to commit serious human rights violations, terrorism or transnational organized crime.

“The gun lobby fears that the treaty would be used to regulate civilian weapons. Human rights activists counter that it would reduce the trafficking of weapons, including small arms such as the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle, to outlaw regimes and rebel groups engaged in atrocities against civilian populations. . .”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-nra-square-off-over-small-arms-treaty/2013/03/16/ae495dae-8d76-11e2-b63f-f53fb9f2fcb4_print.html

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, CNS: “Growing Number of States Eye Bills to Defy Federal Gun Laws”

“.  .  .On March 12 and 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed both Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) “Fix Gun Checks Act,” which would criminalize all private firearm sales and Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) “Assault Weapons Ban.”

These bills have a long way to go before they become law – if they ever do – but states across the nation are introducing their own legislation to preemptively defeat any new federal gun laws.

Ohio, Kentucky, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arizona, Michigan, Washington State . . .

http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/growing-number-states-eye-bills-defy-federal-gun-laws

BUDGET . . .

AP: “Boehner says he ‘absolutely’ trusts Obama”

How many union members in Ohio?

“WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he ‘absolutely’ trusts President Barack Obama – not that they don’t have their differences.

“Boehner tells ABC’s ‘This Week’ that the two have a good relationship and that they’re ‘open with each other … honest with each other.’ But the Ohio lawmaker says they’re trying to bridge some big differences.

“One issue they agree on: The U.S. doesn’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt.(emph added, jb)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BUDGET_BATTLE_BOEHNER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-17-12-01-05

John Ransom, Town Hall: “The Real Cost of Obama: $19 Trillion”

Thx Ted!

“There’s a super storm raging over our economy that’s been seeded and fueled by the federal government over a period of the past several decades. And it’s literally costing the country trillions of dollars in GDP per year.
It’s not merely garden-variety government waste that’s the problem either. It’s monumental stupidity by the government, combined with venial cupidity by voters who think they can get others to pay for their free lunch.

“This government-created storm has, more than any other factor, contributed to the fiscal crisis; a crisis that is creating more expansive government programs, robbing us of more GDP, thus ensuring the political class will take more actions that punish the most productive and dynamic elements of our society…”

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2013/03/15/the-real-cost-of-obama-19-trillion-n1498215?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

Terence Jeffrey, CNS: “+30.5B: Federal Spending Up, Not Down, in First 5 Months of FY13”

“. . . The federal fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. In the first five months of fiscal 2012 (October through February), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement, total federal spending was approximately $1,473,999,000,000.00. In the first five months of fiscal 2013, total federal spending was $1,504,547,000,000.00.

Thus, federal spending was $30,548,000,000.00 more in the first five months of fiscal 2013 than it was during the first five months of fiscal 2012. . .”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/305b-federal-spending-not-down-first-5-months-fy13

MIDDLE EAST

Caroline Glick.com: “US government funding radical Israeli NGOs’ information operations”

“Earlier this month NGO Monitor released its report on foreign government funding of radical political Israeli NGOs which work to undermine Israel’s international standing and subvert Israeli society. Along with the usual European suspects who give millions of shekels (or Euros or pounds) to Israeli groups like this, it works out that the US government is also funding extremely radical organizations, courtesy of American taxpayers. Notably, the three groups that reported receiving funding from the US are all in the business of waging political warfare campaigns directed at the Israeli public. . .”

http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2013/02/us-government-funding-radical.php

Aaron Klein, WABCRadio (KleinonLine): Americans Train/Supply Jihadists

“Today on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Aaron has the latest news and information on Obama’s trip to Israel this week. What John Kerry’s wife does with her money and why you need to be concerned. Also, more troubling exclusive information on drones and DHS fusion centers. There’s evidence stacking up that the U.S. is arming al-Qaida rebels, and how the Mideast revolution will turn against the Jewish state. All this and much more on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio!”

http://www.wabcradio.com/page.php?page_id=582

Benghazi: The training bases overlap Turkey and Jordan, some 1200 have been graduated. Der Spiegel  and the UK Guardian have picked up information that Klein first shared with us in February 2012. Our State Department responded “no comment” to Reuters’ inquiries.

There were 80 Americans wounded in Benghazi – almost none of them are talking to the press.

ISR: “Land for Peace” is again the slogan in the Middle East. Israel will probably –once more – go along with it. The Jihadists may intend to swing from a toppled Syria to ISR. Obama will soon address student groups on these themes but has excluded students from Ariel University.Irony: Aveage IQ in ISR is 110,that outside of ISR is 75 … people with a ‘sense of the future’ may be slaughtered by those without. Could also happen at the polls in NYC. Consider again Yeat’s “Second Coming.”

Europe’s Missile Defense – cancelled by Mr. Hagel: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/world/europe/with-eye-on-north-korea-us-cancels-missile-defense-russia-opposed.html?_r=0

SEIU: Anticipates 20 million illegals: Amnesty to be arranged outside of Congressional  approval and yield not only more  SEIU members but also more Democrat voters.

Theresa Heinz Kerry: Gave an estimated $5M to the Tides Foundation which redistributed her money to ACORN, MoveOn, Media Matters for America, Ruckus Society, OWS, J Street and the Apollo Alliance (Apollo staff wrote themselves grants in the “stimulus” programs.)

DHS Fusion Centers:  Collect and analyze information about financial records of individual Americans. An outcome of Bush’s Patriot Act, DHS has stocked 1.5 billion bullets and 2700 tanks. Security is more important than civil liberty, but security not for us but for our Puppet Master, the US  government.

END NOTES . . .

Thx Jody!

“Last week I met with my financial planner. I asked him, ‘Should I move to precious metals, foreign currency or what?’
“He responded, ‘With Obama back in office, canned goods, water and ammunition are probably your best bet.’”

 

“Question: What’s the real problem with Barack Obama jokes?

“Answer: His followers don’t think they’re funny and…. the rest of us don’t think they’re jokes.”

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