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Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekly News Headline and Debate Topic Forum - 3/4/13

Well, congratulations! You survived the Sequester. Yippie!

Unfortunately for me, I haven't been around, and I even missed the Gang of 405 radio show on Saturday. I regret that because there was a TON to talk about.

But that's okay; I'm sure there is a lot to talk about this week. The Sequester fight has come and gone, but the effects haven't really kicked in. On top of that, we have the issue with Bob Woodward, and the continued press headlining of this mythical "shift" in republicans now accepting Obamacare. As always, this forum is open for any and all discussions.


  1. Hi All...

    Oops! I missed the 'Republican now accepting Ocare' headline! I guess I'll have to break down and start watching Big Brother's Ever-Swooning Government Media//sarc.

    A few things I've picked up on my travels around the net:

    If NOT so incredibly stupid and dangerous - this would be funny:

    Disarmament of the citizenry is NOT the only consequence of gun 'control':

    Oh... have you 'tried' to purchase ammo lately? Well, there's also this:

    U.S. has fourteen tanks in Afghanistan (where there's a W.A.R.) Three of our allies have sent 'about the same'.

    Why does DHS 'think' they need 2700 armored 'mine resistant' tanks -- on our OWN soil?

    About that sequester:

    Perhaps this is why Obama asked for/demanded an 'extension'? Q: Is anyone watching this guy's 'other hand'?

    Which of these two stories does NOT make sense -- UNLESS you factor in QE infinity ie: printing money out of thin air to buy up our OWN debt... Weimar Republic?

    1. Good morning Dara. It seems as if our government is preparing for war against us. Between the 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammo, the 2700 armored tanks, and Holder & 0bama's desire to bring drone strikes to America.

      Perhaps the Democrats are realizing that the 5th Amendment is just as old and antiquated as the 2nd Amendment (both ratified way back in 1791-- by old white men at that). Who needs all those costly trials and lawyers?

      I read one article yesterday (and can't find it today) where Holder said he didn't believe Congress could ban the President from doing so. Doesn't the Fifth Amendment ban POTUS (any POTUS not just 0bama) from being judge, jury, and executioner?

      Kudos to Rand Paul for standing up to the administration yesterday on this matter. The one extremely sad thing is that Paul had to go it alone most of the day. Seems like to me there should have been 100 Senators up there saying HELL NO to that too. Not just Paul and a hand full of others.

    2. Hi Slim. I saw Rand Paul on Greta and he said 'some' Dems congratulated him after the filibuster and said they supported what he was doing. Really? How nice of them.

      IF they truly supported him (and We the People) where WERE they? I thought they had ALL sworn an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution!

      I'm not at all sure I believe that snarky note that Holder sent Paul, either.

      'Just in case', I've decided to build a GIANT flyswatter in my back-forty... *Ker-Whack! Take THAT you drone, you!* lol

  2. More on the sequester:

    Another lesson from our neighbor to the North...

    I wonder what TSA would rather have... a J.O.B - or new uniforms... oh look! New uniforms won out!

    Insect production workers???

    Priorities? Anyone have the numbers on how many first responders THIS money would pay? How many illegal aliens it would have KEPT in jail?

    Gun grab:

    Colorado craziness!

    Facts mean NOTHING to this gun grabbing Marxist mob:

    ***In the vast majority of those self-defense cases, the citizen will only brandish the gun or fire a warning shot.
    ***In less than 8% of those self-defense cases will the citizen even wound his attacker.
    ***Over 1.9 million of those self-defense cases involve handguns.
    ***As many as 500,000 of those self-defense cases occur away from home.
    ***Almost 10% of those self-defense cases are women defending themselves against sexual assault or abuse.

  3. A few more misc. tidbits:

    A 30 second explaination on those 'draconian' cuts:

    Sequester? Oh that's just for Americans!

    'So soon after warning us that doomsday was at hand, the interests of Islamic totalitarians apparently come ahead of American ones. Aid to Syria, Egypt'

    Obama’s Billion-Dollar Giveaway to the Muslim Brotherhood

    CBO: Only the residents of ONE city now enjoy the median income to AFFORD a NEW car -- can ya guess which city?

    Obama'Care' is proving to be disaster in BOTH financial and 'care' terms -- why stop with taxpayer funded abortion? How about we DEFUND the whole thing -- and start over?

    Michelle Obama's staged 'Let's Move' fiasco -- and I'll betcha NEVER see a word of this on Government Lame Stream Media!

    Michelle Obama Fitness Plan Starves Kids for Hours

    “At 3:52 we finally departed from McCormick Place, exhausted, deflated, and hungry. This event was clearly not about the children, because their needs were not put first. Politics and big business before children; was this event an eerie foreshadowing of what is to come for education in Chicago?”

    Read more:

    Bike riders targeted by the greenie 'taxers and spenders'... and the hits just keep on comin'!

    Representative Ed Orcutt made this statement in an e-mail exchange with a constituent who opposes the bike tax:

    “Also, you claim that it is environmentally friendly to ride a bike. But if I am not mistaken, a cyclist has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”

    Read more:

  4. I saw this, and, as usual, I was outraged. Why the heck is this anybody's business?

    1. It's nobody's business.

      It also said she increased the revenue for her company (AND shareholders - by default) by 46%!

      The article also bashed her for canceling the 'work from home' program - which was, according to earlier reports - being abused by some employees and costing Yahoo money AND business because the employees weren't really 'at work' to answer customer's calls...

      All Around...Good for her!

      More CNN attempts to demonize the 'rich'.