English Teen Arrested for Twitter Comment

Filed under:Culture War,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 8/7/2012 @ 4:20 pm

From The Guardian:

A 17-year-old boy arrested as part of an investigation into Twitter messages sent to the diver Tom Daley after he and team-mate Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal on Monday has been issued with a harassment warning.

Andrew Napolitano – Drug War Update

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 4/11/2012 @ 5:22 pm

War on Drugs

 

LA City Coucil Considers Unconstitutional Ban on Speech

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War — posted by Q Ball on 3/21/2012 @ 6:19 pm

LA is proposing the ban on racist and sexist comments on radio. I don’t agree with that type of speech, but I am not willing to sellout my freedom to ban it. California needs to come to terms with its self and secede. If they want a “utopia”, they can go ahead and try but not at the expense of these United States.

Political Rhetoric is no Substitute for Competence

Filed under:Culture War,General,Our Money — posted by Winston on 6/13/2011 @ 3:58 pm

“In the course of any given year, Congress votes on taxes, medical care, military spending, foreign aid, agriculture, labor, international trade, airlines, housing, insurance, courts, natural resources, and much more. There are professionals who have spent their entire adult lives specializing in just one of these fields. The idea that Congress can be competent in all these areas simultaneously is staggering. Yet, far from pulling back — as banks or other private enterprises must, if they don’t want to be ruined financially by operating beyond the range of their competence — Congress is constantly expanding further into more fields. Having spent years ruining the housing markets with their interference, leading to a housing meltdown that has taken the whole economy down with it, politicians have now moved on into micro-managing automobile companies and medical care. They are not going to stop unless they get stopped. And that is not going to happen until the voters recognize the fact that political rhetoric is no substitute for competence.” –economist Thomas Sowell

Next Time, Use FedEx

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 5/4/2011 @ 5:29 pm

Next Time, Use FedEx
by Ann Coulter

The CIA stepped up the search for Osama bin Laden last week after becoming as sick of royal wedding coverage as the rest of us.

American intelligence operations located Osama by following his trusted couriers, whose names were given up by al-Qaida members during harsh interrogations at CIA black sites under President Bush.

Yes, the same interrogations endlessly denounced by the entire Democratic Party (save Joe Lieberman), the mainstream media, and an especially indignant Jane Mayer in The New Yorker. The most-wanted terrorist in the world was living in a moldy, million-dollar mansion in a gated community just outside of Islamabad. It took the CIA five years to figure out the four-digit code to get in.

One important missed clue was that Osama was living at 72 Virgins Way. He might still be alive today if only he hadn’t borrowed his neighbor’s shoulder-mounted rocket launcher and never returned it.

Our mighty Navy SEALs not only put a bullet through Osama’s head, but carried off his computers, disks and hard drives. So far, all they’ve revealed is that Osama had multiple Netflix rentals of “Rendition,” “In the Valley of Elah,” “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Love Actually.”

Click here to continue reading Ann Coulter’s column

Mike Huckabee Explains FairTax

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 4/25/2011 @ 9:18 am

Obama/Boehner’s Phony Spending Cuts

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by Winston on 4/14/2011 @ 5:01 pm

From: CATO

The Food Police Are Here

Filed under:Culture War,Our Money — posted by Q Ball on 4/11/2011 @ 2:56 pm

A Chicago public school is not allowing students to bring lunches from home because according to the principal “Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school.”
We didn’t even get to the full implementation of the new “health care” law and already our children are being told what they can and cannot eat at school. This is a sign of things to come if people don’t start standing up against government overreach and supporting individual liberty.

The Most Perilous National Security Crisis Since 1860

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,General,Our Money — posted by Winston on 4/7/2011 @ 2:48 pm

From: The Patriot Post

The Most Perilous National Security Crisis Since 1860

· Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Time to Choose: Prosperity or Poverty

“To preserve independence…we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude. … The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.” –Thomas Jefferson

In the news this week, Barack Hussein Obama announced his 2012 re-election bid.

Plus…

The Treasury Department quietly mentioned that last month the government spent 8.2 times its net revenue.

Plus…

The Continuing Resolution authorizing additional borrowing for federal spending, a source of much political pretentiousness, expires on Friday. If there is no renewed CR, the result will be a partial government shutdown (read: “debt accumulation slowdown”), with dire consequences such as the suspension of IRS audits. Of course, the shutdown showdown is just the opening salvo in a war over how to fund the remaining five months of FY2011, which ends on 30 September, and, moreover, government budgets for 2012 and beyond.

Plus…

The price of oil, amid the Middle East meltdown precipitated by Obama’s leadership vacuum, is on the fast track back to its record high of $147/barrel. Indeed, it may be headed to more than $2-300/barrel if the Saudi government is the next to fall. Despite what the Obama administration would have us believe, oil is the lifeblood of the U.S. and world economy, and we have a critical national interest in sustaining that supply. However, because of Leftist energy policies, we do not have energy hedges including domestic oil and nuclear power alternatives.

Plus…

Consequently, gold bullion — the world’s primary barometer of concern about inflation, national debt, securities and real estate price declines, fiat currency failures, and warfare and social unrest — hit a nominal record high of $1,457 per troy ounce.

However, the most significant news this week, in light of the aforementioned reports, is the big Beltway budget brawl between those who are advocating the right path to economic prosperity and Liberty, and those who would stay the course toward economic catastrophe and tyranny.

The raucous political rhetoric over the federal budget sounds much like the perennial hyperbole between Right and Left over the constitutional authority of the central government and its spending priorities. However, the outcome of the current debate is much more than a budget agreement for next year and the next decade: It will determine whether our nation will avert systemic economic collapse or collide with it head-on, plunging us into the most significant National Security Crisis since 1860, and condemning our posterity to the inevitable institution of socialism and the abject tyranny that accompanies it.

If a majority of our countrymen are not able to distinguish between the veracity of this grave assertion and political playbook hyperbole, the consequences for the next generation of Americans will be grim as the light of Liberty fades.

The danger of public debt was of great concern to our nation’s Founders.

As George Washington wrote, “No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.” James Madison declared, “Having never been a proselyte to the doctrine, that public debts are public benefits … I consider them, on the contrary, as evils which ought to be removed as fast as honor and justice will permit.” Thomas Jefferson warned, “To preserve independence … we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude. … The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.”

Regrettably, few today attach much reverence to the words of such men. Fewer still — especially those who lived through the last Great Depression — remain among us to attest in first person to its tragic consequences for our nation, for its people, and for our legacy of Liberty.

To paraphrase philosopher George Santayana, “Ignorance of historical tragedy begets its replication.”

Make no mistake: We are at a tipping point.

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Libya vs. Iraq

Filed under:Culture War — posted by 3wire on 3/27/2011 @ 7:28 pm

Milton Friedman on Donahue 1980

Filed under:Culture War — posted by Q Ball on 3/22/2011 @ 9:05 pm

Democrats Charged With Election Fraud

Filed under:Culture War — posted by Q Ball on 3/17/2011 @ 3:45 pm

It has been my contention for some time that those to the political left accuse their opponents of doing exactly what they, the left, actually are engaged in. In this example a couple of Democratic Party members in Michigan attempted to register candidates as Tea Party members in order to siphon votes away from an actual candidate.

From Detroit News:

Former Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness and ex-operations director Jason Bauer, both of Waterford Township, were arraigned Wednesday before Oakland Circuit Judge James Alexander.

They face charges related to Independent Tea Party filings, false affidavits and forged documents that occurred between July 23 and July 26 last year.

Ayn Rand on Donahue 1980

Filed under:Culture War — posted by Q Ball on @ 3:20 pm

Ayn Rand Interview with Tom Snyder

Filed under:Culture War,General — posted by Q Ball on 3/10/2011 @ 9:00 am

Ayn Rand

Milton Friedman interview on Donahue

Filed under:Culture War,General — posted by Q Ball on 3/7/2011 @ 10:00 am

Ayn Rand interviewed by Mike Wallace

Filed under:Culture War — posted by Q Ball on 3/4/2011 @ 10:00 am

Ayn Rand on her philosophy:

Apocalypse Now: Wisconsin vs. Big Labor

Filed under:Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 2/18/2011 @ 10:09 pm

From Michelle Malkin

…Yes, the so-called progressives truly believe that bringing American union workers into the 21st century in line with the rest of the workforce is tantamount to dictatorship.

Yes, the so-called progressives truly believe that by walking off their jobs and out of their classrooms, they are “putting children first.”

If ever there were proof that public unions no longer work in the public interest, this is it. Big Labor dragoons workers into exclusive representation agreements, forces them to pay compulsory dues that fatten Democratic political coffers and then has the chutzpah to cast itself as an Egyptian-style “freedom” and “human rights” movement.

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War in Wisconsin

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on @ 3:55 pm

From: Erick Erickson

There’s war in Wisconsin. Voters, disgusted with big spending Democrats and out of control unions, handled the whole state over to Republicans. Seizing the voter mandate, Republican Governor Scott Walker is intent on pushing through legislation to end the ability of public sector unions to have collective bargaining rights on behalf of public employees.
Democrat lawmakers in the State Senate have fled Wisconsin for Illinois to ensure there is no quorum in the Senate. While only 17 votes are needed, 20 of the 33 senators must be present for the body to conduct business.
Public sector union members have stormed the state capitol. Teachers have staged a ‘sick in’ putting their union privileges ahead of educating children — bolstering Gov. Walker’s point that union abuse needs to be reined in.
Naturally, Barack Obama has sided with the union goons. His Organizing for America is sending protestors to astroturf Wisconsin in favor of more bloat and corruption. This is as much about saving him politically in 2012 as it is actually defending unionization.
Democrats and unions are comparing what is happening to Wisconsin to the Alamo. It puts me in the unusual position of backing the Mexicans.
— Erick Erickson

Cato Responds to the State of the Union

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 2/8/2011 @ 11:25 pm

January 26, 2011 (12:31)
A video response to the 2011 State of the Union

Obama – Defying the Constutution

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 2/7/2011 @ 7:08 pm

Regarding President Obama’s speech on Guantanamo detainees in 2009: “One of the most radical proposals for defying  the constitution that we have ever heard made to the American people.”

No, Glenn Beck didn’t say it, Rush Limbaugh didn’t say it either, not even that acidic harpy Ann Coulter.

It was said by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on her May 21st show in 2009.  Watch the video below or click here.

I wonder what that Kool-aid tastes like when it comes back up on you. That’s not really fair I suppose. She is standing behind her convictions and that is more than can be said for most on that network.

Interesting side note:  It appears that many links to YouTube posts of this video have been removed due to claims of “copy right violations”. No guarantee that this one will be up for long so here is a link to MSNBC’s transcript of the show.


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