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US Marines Major Christopher Miller at Missouri GOP Congressional District 3 convention, April 21, 2012. Debate on Presidential candidates before voting on delegate slates.
http://youtu.be/0OVgYCMjr8cUS Marines Major Christopher Miller at Missouri GOP Congressional District 3... more
You know that the U.S. credit rating was downgraded for the first time ever last year, when credit agencies determined that there is a risk that the U.S. won't be able to pay back debt.
What you may not have heard is that only days ago the nation's credit rating was downgraded again.
This is the second downgrade in just nine months.
Ben has the Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.
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http://www.fox19.com/story/17546810/reality-check-us-credit-rating-downgraded-a-second-time-in-just-9-monthsYou know that the U.S. credit rating was downgraded for the first time ever last year,... more
Here is her story:
Many of you don’t know that Ron Paul played a part in my rescue when I was in prison. First, let me say that I met Ron Paul a couple of times before I went to the slammer, and he and his wife were gracious and warm. Even though we didn’t get together during the filming of Aaron Russo’s movie America: Freedom To Fascism, both of us were featured in the movie.
When I was ill in late 2009 there was an outcry after people were informed of the severity of my condition. I had written a letter to my U.S. Congressman (Hank Johnson) via prison e-mail, and forwarded it to my husband to deliver to him since the congressman was not on my approved e-mail list. My husband, without editing the letter, sent it out to about 20 supporters after furnishing a copy to the congressman. These supporters were outraged at what I was going through. At least one of these supporters had a large e-mail list and he forwarded the letter to his entire list. That desperate cry for help went viral, and soon I was receiving letters of encouragement and financial support from literally all over the globe.
Someone got in touch with Ron Paul’s office. I don’t live in Texas, but he and his staff took action and contacted the prison with a demand for information about my situation. Shortly after Ron Paul’s inquiry about my treatment I was shipped away to a high security prison. While in solitary confinement there (for the security of the institution, they say) my medical situation was constantly observed, and I was treated with respect by the medical staff.
Along with Congressman Hank Johnson, I believe that Congressman Ron Paul’s eye on the situation got me the care that I needed so that my condition did not go critical. I was in really bad shape as you can see here.
For those that say that Ron Paul is a racist, you would never be able to convince me of that. His actions speak louder than your words. He has delivered thousands of lives into this world, of all races and colors. He has helped people of all races, even when it was not popular and could have put him and his family’s lives in danger.
For those that say that Ron Paul is a nut, a large oak tree is yesterday’s nut that held its ground. For over 30 years Ron Paul has not switched his position on any of the socio-political issues of our day. You can call him a nut if you want, but at least he’s not a flip flopper that changes his position with the ebb and flow of the masses.
For those that say that Ron Paul can’t win, God says nothing is impossible with Him. His sticking to his guns and staying in the race shows me that he cares not only about his own family, for he could have made a fortune and bilked the country, like others. He could have taken bribes, high paying corporate positions or even created policies that would have enriched him and his family for generations to come. Instead, his stick-to-it attitude shows me that he cares about me, about us, about America as a whole, about the rule of law, about justice, about equity. Very few people in power care about you, I hope you understand that fact.
Ron Paul takes the criticism and the flack, the jokes and the insults because he knows who he is and he knows what God has told him to do. He knows that he has the truth on his side, and sooner or later truth will prevail. He has been a beacon in the darkness, one that shows up the evil that is in our country and shows the way to correct it, to the chagrin of the evildoers.
I sent a thank you letter to Ron Paul’s offices in Texas and in DC. I wanted them to know that I appreciate them reaching down to help a lowly prisoner that was afraid for her life. Life, that is important to us as humans, or at least should be. Do the people that you trust and endorse care if you live or die? Selah (pause and think about that).
He must REALLY hate black people, eh?Here is her story: Many of you don’t know that Ron Paul played a part in my... more
This is from the "How to Win America" series that will be regularly posted on this YouTube channel over the upcoming months.
http://youtu.be/4OxDbL1RYTEThis is from the "How to Win America" series that will be regularly posted... more
Oops I broke the current 11th commandment " thou shalt not speaketh Ill of our dear Obama". Tis must be propaganda I mean we all know how the ACLU is a GOP shill (sarcasm)Oops I broke the current 11th commandment " thou shalt not speaketh Ill of our... more
Imagine a possible future where Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination and goes on to beat Barack Obama come November.
Of course, all the establishment pundits tell us that’s implausible, if not downright impossible. And if Paul does win, do you think they’ll eat their words? No way: the papers, airwaves, and cyberspace will brim with grumbles, moans, and howls about the terrible fate that has befallen America and the West.
As usual, the pundits will be wrong.
Of course, Ron Paul has made a variety of promises to make dramatic changes including: abolish the Fed, bring all American troops home, end the war on drugs, get rid of the income tax, pardon all prisoners jailed for non-violent crimes, get the Feds out of the marriage law business, repeal Roe vs. Wade, and cut $1 trillion from the budget.
No wonder the establishment Republicans, Democrats, and foreign policy wonks have declared war on Ron Paul: it’s always hazardous to one’s health to threaten to take away somebody’s rice bowl.
As a candidate, a major attraction decidedly in Paul’s favour is that he appears to be a man who will keep his word. One only has to think of Barack “Dubya” Obama, Mitt “where does he stand today?” Romney or Newt “WTF did he just say?” Gingrich to realise how rare a quality that is in a politician. (Only Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian Party nominee, has a similar quality.)
Since Paul has been saying pretty much the same thing since before he first ran for Congress in 1976, let’s assume he won’t change his spots if he’s inaugurated next January.
So in this possible (or impossible – take your pick) future, by the end of 2012 America and the world will be a totally different place.
…unfortunately for Paul supporters, probably not.
For example, come budget time President Paul will send his proposed budget, including spending cuts of $1 trillion, to…ah…Congress.
Congress in 2012 will be a slightly different place than it is today. Lacking Congressman Ron Paul in the House of Reps, there’ll only be one vote (instead of two) he can count on: his son’s, Rand Paul in the Senate.
Paul’s budget will go through the normal Congressional meatgrinders and come out the other end looking more like spaghetti that the document that went in.
President Paul will have to veto it.
So it will go back to Congress which, with enough votes to override Paul’s veto, will pass it unchanged just to spite him.
Many of his other promises will face a similar fate. Repealing the income tax requires a constitutional amendment – which has to be proposed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress (or two-thirds of the state legislatures)! Then, three-quarters of the state legislatures must sign on. It’s hard to imagine all those “representatives” giving up their pork barrels. Altruism is something politicians recommend unto others, not something they practice themselves.
Alternatively, President Paul could include, as part of his budget, cutting the income tax rate to zero. Like his proposals to end the war on drugs, abolish the Fed, get the Feds out of the marriage law business, and repeal Roe vs. Wade, they all require an act of Congress.
Don’t Hold Your Breath
That said, there’s still a hell of a lot President Paul can do. After all, American presidents since Lincoln (if not before) have firmly established the precedent that presidents can rule by decree (ah…”executive orders” in politically correct speech) whether Congress or the Supreme Court likes it or not.
And: just because Congress authorises a budget of $X trillion in expenditure, it doesn’t follow that a president has to spend it; just because Congress passes a law, it doesn’t follow that a president has to enforce it.
So President Paul could repeal all the decrees he doesn’t like, bring all American troops home (along with the “drug warriors” around the world) – by decree. Congressmen can scream all they want: after all, most of those troops were stationed abroad without Congress’ direct approval, so how can they disapprove if Paul brings them back?
But Congress isn’t the only opposition President Paul would face. As president he could direct the bureaucracy to stop enforcing Roe vs. Wade, the drug laws – and he could even order the IRS to stop auditing tax returns. (Imagine that!)
In theory, that would mean if Californians all want to get stoned and cheat on their taxes, President Paul’s Feds won’t stop them.
But would all those bureaucrats follow orders?
They should. But in practice, every government bureaucracy has finely-honed skills directed to achieving its own ends despite the desires of its political masters.
One is the “go slow.” Everyone complains how slow government agencies are getting things done. Imagine how slow they could if they put their minds to it!
And one thing a president cannot do is order a court to do anything. While a law’s still on the books, a court can make a judgment which goes again a president’s expressed desires.
But a president has the power to pardon anyone convicted of a federal crime. How long do you think the police would bother prosecuting, or the courts trying, someone they knew would be pardoned immediately after they were convicted?
And then, while President Paul is doing his best to ensure that all those laws are not enforced, what will Congress do? Pass a law telling the president he must enforce the law? Go to the Supreme Court and seek a writ of mandamus (Latin for “we command”) ordering the president to enforce the law? (Would the Supreme Court rule that unconstitutional? These, days, who know?)
Whatever Congress, the bureaucracy, the Supreme Court, and the military-industrial complex do, it will be fascinating to watch.
One thing Paul will achieve if he wins: the nature of the policy debate in America will change dramatically and probably forever. For example, if the world doesn’t fall apart after four years without America as the world’s policeman and Californians (and God knows who else) all with their minds blown, the pundits’ prognostications of doom and gloom will look pretty stupid and won’t get much support.
And think of the alternatives. Without Ron Paul in the race, American voters face a hardly-inspiring choice of a Republican administration (Mitt Romney or whoever) or a Republican administration with health care (Barack “Dubya” Obama).
President Ron Paul would be a helluva lot more fun!
http://www.moneymorning.com.au/20120416/if-ron-paul-were-us-president.htmlImagine a possible future where Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination and goes on to... more
Apparently Mitt is the inevitable nominee but unfortunately Ron Paul is now starting to win states. Of course Current and most of the mainstream is not covering this. Beware of the candidate of the mainstream media and the status quo! Ron Paul For liberty! Even if you are a Democrat you should be at least pulling for this guy in the primary so that the discussion can actually be shifted to civil liberties, NDAA, and imperialism which are all areas where our current president is lacking.Apparently Mitt is the inevitable nominee but unfortunately Ron Paul is now starting... more
President Barack Obama has been a destroyer of America and progressive values. Beyond that, Liberals are awakening to the fact that government is NOT the way to accomplish progressive goals. Huffington Post writer and founder of Blue Republicans, Robin Koerner, is urging Democrat voters to do the right thing and vote for Ron Paul. Barack Obama is worse for Progressive values than George W. Bush.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T9dK9ng6_o&sns=emPresident Barack Obama has been a destroyer of America and progressive values. Beyond... more
"Yes, Newt Gingrich is still vying for the Republican presidential nomination, but that didn't stop him from essentially admitting he has no chance. On Fox News Sunday, Gingrich called Romney "far and away the most likely" nominee.
Gingrich went on to explain why it's important that he stay in the race, once again noting that he feels it's important to promote his conservative ideal even if he's not the eventual candidate.
And although Gingrich is adamant about not dropping out, he went so far as to say he would campaign for Romney if (read: when) he secures the nomination. At the same time, he did seem a little cranky about Romney's seemingly endless funds — and who could blame him? Gingrich's campaign debt is nearing $4.5 million."
http://gawker.com/5900144/newt-gingrich-concedes-defeat-without-actually-dropping-out?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow"Yes, Newt Gingrich is still vying for the Republican presidential nomination,... more
By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10:20 EDT
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was so amused by the idea of picking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee in 2008 that he suggested on Wednesday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should do the same in 2012.
In an interview on CBS News, co-host Erica Hill asked McCain for his thoughts on Romney’s possible VP pick.
“Sarah Palin has said that she thinks the nominee, if it is in fact Mitt Romney, should — quote — ‘go rogue,’” Hill noted. “What’s your advice?”
“I think it should be Sarah Palin,” McCain replied, laughing.
“Do you really?” co-host Charlie Rose wondered.
“I think we have some very qualified candidates,” McCain said. “Obviously, [Florida Sen.] Marco Rubio is in the top tier. [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie, there are a number of candidates we have out there. [Louisiana Gov.] Bobby Jendal, [Indiana Gov.] Mitch Daniels. We have a wealth of talent out there, and I’m sure that Mitt will make the right choice.”
The failed GOP nominee added: “Obviously, it’s a tough decision.”
Last month, McCain defended Palin after the HBO movie “Game Change” implied that she was an unqualified candidate who was picked because she was a woman.
“I thought she was the best qualified person,” the Arizona senator told Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“What I don’t understand, even in the tough world of politics, why there continues to be such assaults on a good and decent person, Sarah Palin, a fine family person, a person whose nomination energized our campaign,” he said. “We were in the lead and they continue to attack and disparage her character and her person.”
For her part, Palin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that Romney should “go rogue” and pick tea party Rep. Allen West (R-FL).
“Top of my list is Allen West,” she explained. “I love that he has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must be addressed. He has served. I really like him.”
Watch the video below from CBS’s This Morning, broadcast on April 4, 2012.
"Yes, Yes, Yessss!!!! Please pick Caribou Barbie!!! Man this is gonna be a PopCorn eating Beer swilling Election!!!!" =)By David Edwards Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10:20 EDT Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was so... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, April 2, 2012 16:52 EDT
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday quickly shot down a hostile question regarding his Mormon faith during a town hall event in Green Bay.
Bret Hatch, a 28-year old Ron Paul supporter, according to CNN, began reading a passage from the Book of Mormon that said the children of Canaan were despised for their blackness. But Romney cut him off, asking if he had an actual question.
“I guess my question is, do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?” Hatch asked.
“No. Next question,” Romney responded.
He later explained that he had been a bishop at his Boston church, where he counseled members of the congregation about unemployment, marital issues, and similar problems.
Many conservative Christians — a major base of the Republican Party — see Mormonism as a heretical offshoot of their religion, which has lead some to question whether Republican voters could support a Mormon president.
According to a Pew Research Center survey from 2011, 53 percent of white evangelical Protestants said Mormonism was not a Christian faith.
However, those same voters overwhelmingly support Romney in a hypothetical match up against President Barack Obama.
Watch video, courtesy of CNN...
"Hmmm, a Bag of Rocks, the Grand PooBah, No political Career, seeing jobs come and seeing them go (my guess is you helped send those jobs overseas)... Ok, I'm listening, carry on... Qualified in a 'Unique Way'..."
"Well how about that??? I really dig the Munster looking Fella in the Background!!!" =)By Eric W. Dolan Monday, April 2, 2012 16:52 EDT Republican presidential candidate... more
By David Edwards
Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:03 EDT
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday predicted that if the United States Supreme Court strikes down a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it could actually benefit him in the 2012 general election.
Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was “something that’s not really necessary.”
“If the justices strike it down, it might actually help the president because people don’t like the mandate,” he explained. “But if the rest of the bill stays intact, I think it will ultimately seen as a victory for the president. He’ll do fine.”
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) indicated that his party was already planning the best way to spin the Supreme Court’s decision against the president.
“I think it will be pretty interesting if former constitutional law professor President Obama’s signature law gets kicked out because it’s unconstitutional,” the former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman quipped. “The fact of the matter is that the law is very unpopular. Unlike most entitlements, it has continued to stay unpopular after it was enacted.”
For his part, Dean agreed that the law was unpopular, but Americans “actually do like what is in it.”
“I think the president is in great shape in health care unless they strike down the whole bill,” he added. “This is the most political Supreme Court we’ve ever had. Seventy-three percent of the American people believe that politics motivates the Supreme Court, and I am one of those 73 percent. So, I think a lot of this is going to be seen as politics.”
Barbour suggested that the president would not be able to run against the ruling because voters “are going to favor the Supreme Court’s opinion if the Supreme Court does, in fact, strike down the law.”
“President Obama’s policies on health care, on energy are his problem,” he opined. “They’re the wrong policies. They are bad for the country.”
Watch this video from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, uploaded April 1, 2012.
"Happy April Fools Day, Funny how Mr. Barbour Never did answer Mr. Wallaces first question, Hmmm!!!"By David Edwards Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:03 EDT Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, March 29, 2012 16:21 EDT
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said Thursday that corporations could be elected president according to the rationale of the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
“I remain troubled today that the Supreme Court extended to corporations the same First Amendment rights in the political process that are guaranteed by the Constitution to individual Americans,” he said at a hearing on the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. “Corporations are not the same as individual Americans. Corporations do not have the same rights, the same morals or the same interests. Corporations cannot vote in our democracy.”
According to the Supreme Court’s logic, we should elect corporations to public office, Leahy said.
“This country has elected General Eisenhower as president, shouldn’t we elected General Electric as president? We know we like to elect a lot of yahoos as vice president, why not elect Yahoo as a corporation as vice president. ”
“Vermonters and Americans across the country have long understood that corporations are not people in this political process,” he continued. “Unfortunately, a very narrow majority on the Supreme Court apparently did not.”
The controversial Citizens United ruling struck down key provisions of the federal McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law and gave rise to super PACS, which have caused campaign spending by outside groups to skyrocket. Super PACs have also exploited a loophole that allows them to postpone the disclosure of their donors until after the elections they participate in.
The DISCLOSE Act of 2012 would require any organization that spends 10,000 or more during an election cycle to file a report with the Federal Election Commission within 24 hours. It would also require the head of any organization that puts out a political ad on TV or radio to state that he or she approves the message, similar to what candidates must do now.
The DISCLOSE Act of 2010 was blocked by a Republican filibuster in the Senate.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on March 29th...
"Right On Senator Leahy, my Hero of the Day!!!!" =)By Eric W. Dolan Thursday, March 29, 2012 16:21 EDT Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said... more
By David Edwards
Friday, March 30, 2012 12:02 EDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann insisted this week that the reason 40 million Americans “choose” not to buy health care insurance has nothing to do with the cost.
Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity after attending Supreme Court arguments on Wednesday, the former Republican presidential candidate said that the Obama administration was wrong to suggest that insurance could be regulated because everyone would eventually be in the health care market.
“One argument that the government was trying to make is that somehow health care is uniquely different,” Bachmann explained. “That government can regulate it because everyone participates. Health insurance is not uniquely different.”
“It’s still an opportunity that some people choose to engage in, but 40 million people do not.”
She continued: “And the premise was made that people don’t buy insurance because they can’t afford it. That’s not true. There are people who just decide they want to roll the dice and take their chances that they won’t need insurance.”
Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families found in 2009 that 66 percent thought Congress’ top priority should be making health care more affordable. In all, 44 percent of those polled said they had cut back on household spending in the previous two years as a result of health care costs.
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured determined (PDF) in 2007 that 80 percent of those without health insurance were working families.
In 2010, Bachmann became the first lawmaker to introduce legislation to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
As justices were hearing oral arguments on Monday, the Minnesota Republican stood on the steps in front of the Supreme Court and told several tea party groups that “this is the day that we have been waiting for!”
“We have not waved the white flag of surrender on socialized medicine!” she exclaimed. “This is one of the most important, consequential decisions that will ever come before this court. … We believe that the Constitution means something!”
Watch this video from Fox News’ Hannity, uploaded March 28, 2012.
"You Bet your F***ing Asses I expect you to look through 2700 pages!!!! I expect you folks who write the Law of the Land to do so at whatever Cost!!!!"By David Edwards Friday, March 30, 2012 12:02 EDT Rep. Michele Bachmann insisted... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, March 26, 2012 23:41 EDT
CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday night asked Texas Rep. Ron Paul why he was still in the Republican presidential race when his situation seemed “terminal.”
He noted that Paul had obtained only 71 delegates, far behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
But Paul fired back, saying it was “way too soon” for Morgan “to write anybody off.”
“What if Mitt Romney isn’t the best person? Why should we just throw in the towel?” he continued.
Paul said people didn’t like the fact that he brought up concerns like war, the Federal Reserve system, and civil liberties.
Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:
"LMAO!!! As I have mentioned Too Many times, 65 is the Retirement Age, and it should apply to all Elected Officials, and Knock it off with the Silly Questions Mr. Morgan!!!" =)By Eric W. Dolan Monday, March 26, 2012 23:41 EDT CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday... more
What service does the Federal Reserve provide to the US to be more profitable than Apple or even more profitable than the Vampire Squid investment institution Goldman Sachs?
11 Iconic Companies Less Profitable Than The Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve now is one of the most profitable institutions in the country, and it is giving away most of that profit to taxpayers.
The central bank announced on Tuesday that it earned $77.4 billion in profit in 2011, far more than big-name companies like Apple, Google, and Goldman Sachs, the last of which, for example, took home just $4.44 billion in 2011. Google earned $9.74 billion.What service does the Federal Reserve provide to the US to be more profitable than... more
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