The report blames the NSA for whistleblower fears, but even before the Snowden revelations the government committed acts that could only make people afraid to talk to the news media. The Department of Justice put taps on the phones of Associated Press journalists. They also breached the emails of James Rosen, the chief correspondent for Fox News, on the grounds that, by simply doing his First-Amendment-protected job, he was a possible criminal conspirator.
These were assaults on the media, especially Read more [...]
While Hollywood has used the government cocaine connection in fictional pieces, I don’t think it has ever taken a verified story and put it on the big screen. Since I have already covered one “conspiracy theory” today, I thought I might as well bring this trailer to your attention. This forthcoming movie is about the deceased journalist Gary Webb and the story that led to his book, Dark Alliance.
This will be a story that we conservatives don’t like, since it involves the Reagan Read more [...]
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Tagged with: Boy Clinton
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Is the OKC bombing in the history books? I don’t think so. At least not with any accuracy.
So it is very gratifying to see the ongoing struggle with the FBI get some mainstream coverage. From CBS News: “Oklahoma City bombing questions rekindled with trial focusing on video.”
A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue's quest to explain his brother's Read more [...]
A military veteran has been making furniture in his home garage for over a decade and then donating it to needy military families.
But no longer. The housing overlords have ordered him to stop.
According to CBS Sacramento,
A homeowners association is telling Dennis Kocher he needs to close up shop after years of doing business, or he could be fined between $100 and $1,000.
“I may not paint, sand, cut wood or screw on the property at anytime,” he said.
[See also: “Homeowners Association; Read more [...]
Listening to Michelle Obama on 2014, one is amazed to find almost nothing about improving the economy. Maybe to Liberals raising the minimum wage and inflicting more lawsuits on employers establishing “equal pay” for men and women are considered helpful to the economy, but that won’t do anything for the labor participation rate except lower it even further. Even if these programs didn’t cause further unemployment, they would not help anyone get hired.
So all that is left is abortion and Read more [...]
Politico.com’s report on Madeline Albright demonstrates how the ruling class takes credit for talking “boldly” or “straightforwardly” about horrible situations that they themselves have created. And no matter what their record they always assume they are the most qualified to fix those situations. Usually I think the financial sector is the most powerful demonstration of this phenomenon where the people who caused the problems and had no clue about the problems are given unquestioning credit Read more [...]
Why would the IRS monitor sermons?
Let’s get real about the First Amendment and modern Pansex culture. The Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and woman and that there should be no sexual activity outside a marriage. Defining marriage as inclusive of two men, two women, a human and an animal, and a parent and child are all perversions of the meaning of marriage according to the Bible. And the Bible definitely forbids any and all sex with someone other than one's spouse. This is Read more [...]
Ahh, another day, another nation "enjoying the fruits" of American intervention.
From Yahoo! News:
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.
"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Read more [...]
Good to know New York's crime is so minimal that the NYPD can waste... er, devote so many resources to chasing down an obvious prank or political statement.
From NBC – 4 New York City: “NYPD Running License Plates, Examining Cellphone Transmissions, Collecting DNA in Brooklyn Bridge White Flags Investigation.”
Investigators are running license plate numbers, scouring social media, examining cellphone transmissions and collecting DNA as part of their investigation into who climbed the Brooklyn Read more [...]
There is no debate we’re a country in transition. The only debate is what we’re actually transitioning to, and whether we’ll be better or worse as a people for it.
Such transitions challenge trusted traditions to prove they’re still relevant. Old alliances are tested. And folks tend to gravitate to new ideas quickly before they’re fully vetted, mainly because they’ve lost faith in the old ideas.
In the political arena, nowhere will this attempted paradigm shift be more apparent Read more [...]
From the National Journal: “The Government Is Cracking Down on School Bake Sales: States are trying to circumvent federal nutrition standards that would limit sugary foods at school fundraisers.”
Barely a month after federal regulations for school cafeterias kicked in, states are already pushing back.
Specifically, they're fighting nutrition standards that would considerably alter one of the most sacred rituals of the American public school system: bake sales.
Twelve states have established Read more [...]
Gee, I think I should make $100 an hour... just because I think I should. Does it matter whether my work produces that kind of economic value? Heck, of course not! Just like it doesn't for these whiners.
From Associated Press: “Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands.”
About 1,300 workers are scheduled to attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they'll be asked to do "whatever it takes" to win $15-an-hour wages and a union, said Kendall Read more [...]