In other words, the obama regime would say that this time, it is Mission Accomplished!
Via Daily Caller:
The vast majority of federal spending in the Senate farm bill, which is estimated to cost over $100 billion annually, is going toward food stamps, representing a 100 percent increase since President Barack Obama took office, according to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions.
“This legislation will spend $82 billion on food stamps next year, and an estimated $770 billion over the next ten years. To put these figures in perspective, we will spend $40 billion federal dollars next year on roads and bridges,” said Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.
“Food stamp spending has more than quadrupled since the year 2001. It has increased 100 percent since President Obama took office,” he said.
I am listening right now to the presidential news conference. Some good points, but too many bad points. Noticed that most of the journalists are asking the easy questions. Of course, these are the liberal journos! Now a few in there are asking some good hard questions and without a teleprompter, obama is lost. I am sure that there will be two stories of this conference, the spin from the liberals and the quite close to the truth from the conservatives.
Here. the president said in the conference that as commander in chief, he has to make the hard decisions on intel coming in to his office. And that those who leak some of this intel, his administration will search and find them out. Some may be breaking the law and need to be punished. Will see how this works out!
Election-year politics be damned.
Bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees told reporters at a press briefing Thursday that they had launched an all-out search into a series of classified information leaks to the media, saying they wouldn’t shield any department when lives remained at risk.
A series of recent New York Times reports, including a story about President Obama’s process of identifying terrorist targets for elimination and an account of U.S. cyber-attacks on Iran that anonymously cited Obama’s own national security team are among stories that raised the alarm in Congress.
Senate Republicans led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) began the call for a probe into the leaks earlier this week, and McCain voiced suspicions about the timing and nature of the “disturbing” revelations.
“These articles have all conveyed the impression that the president is a very strong warrior in carrying out his responsibilities as commander in chief, something that I have disputed as far as Iraq, Afghanistan, and other national security issues,” he said.
White House spokesman Tim Carney told reporters Wednesday that McCain’s allegation was “grossly irresponsible,” saying the administration was taking steps to prevent leaks without going into detail.
But now Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) have joined their Republican counterparts to say they will pursue the source of the leaks, even if that search leads them to the president’s doorstep.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, throwing his weight behind the presumptive GOP nominee even as his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), has yet to fully terminate his White House bid.
Rand Paul made the move in an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”
“Well, you know, my first choice had always been my father. … He is still my first pick,” Paul said, according to a rush transcript of the appearance. “But now that the nominating process is over, tonight, I am happy to announce I am supporting Governor Romney.”
In a statement, Romney said that he was “honored” to receive the endorsement of Paul, a freshman lawmaker and founding member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus who is believed to be mulling his own future bid for national office.
“Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty,” Romney said. “Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As president, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter.”
The endorsement lends Romney further tea-party backing as he solidifies his support among the GOP faithful.
Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch found dead after shooting himself in chest
Singer and guitarist, who founded Paris after leaving Fleetwood Mac, was 66
Found dead at Nashville home by wife on Thursday afternoon
Police say Welch left a suicide note
Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks says death ‘has hit her hard’
Former Fleetwood Mac band member Bob Welch has been found dead after apparently committing suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 66.
Police say Welch was found dead by his wife after shooting himself in the chest at their Nashville home at around 12.15pm local time today.
The Californian musician had had health issues recently, according to police spokesman Don Aaron, who confirmed that Welch left a suicide note.
Can You Answer 25 Difficult Questions That The Mainstream Media Does Not Seem To Have Answers To?
The mainstream news just seems to get sillier and shallower with each passing day. Our world is becoming incredibly unstable, corruption is everywhere, we are on the verge of another massive economic crisis, government debt is absolutely exploding, war could erupt in the Middle East at any time and signs of deep social decay are everywhere and yet the mainstream media seems absolutely obsessed with reporting on celebrities and scandals.
It would be nice if the mainstream media would do a lot more true investigative reporting and would actually try to answer some of the difficult questions that we are being faced with. Unfortunately, most of what passes for “news” these days is essentially just “infotainment”. That is one of the reasons why we have seen such a surge in the popularity of alternative news outlets in recent years. People are searching for the truth, and they know that they are not getting much of it from the mainstream media these days.
Read more HERE.
How about a one-way ticket to Mars?
It sounds like a science-fiction fantasy, but the company Mars Onesays it’s for real—and that it will really establish a settlement on the planet Mars by 2023.
The privately financed Dutch company has a plan. All it needs is a lot of cash, equipment and four Mars-bound astronauts who are willing to take a one-way trip to the red planet.
The idea is to first send rovers, which will stake out a good site for a settlement and then build out living units. In 2022, the crew will take a “transit habitat” for the seven-month trip to Mars and settle in to their new home. The intention is that the crew will live on the planet for the rest of their lives. Every two years after that, another group will join the settlement to populate the colony.
Reason to carry a gun: because a cop is too heavy to carry!
(CNSNews.com) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the reason why many Americans oppose Obamacare is because “the understanding of it has been jeopardized by misrepresentations,” adding that the public’s opposition is “not about the bill, it’s about the message of it.”
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, Pelosi was asked about a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing that 41 percent of Americans want to see the Supreme Court overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) in its entirety, and another 27 percent said they want to see just the mandate requiring all citizens to buy health insurance struck down.
After citing those numbers, a reporter then asked, “Why do you think that is and what does that say in terms of the chance that the Supreme Court striking it down?”
Pelosi said, “I’m very proud of the Affordable Care Act. I think that the understanding of it has been jeopardized by misrepresentations that have been put out there relentlessly, largely by the industries that have — I shouldn’t say not benefited because they all, everybody benefits from this health care bill — but who claim to have suffered from the bill.”
This is just disgusting!
(CNSNews.com) — The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline Congress set for the release of these reports.
The new human rights reports — purged of the sections that discuss the status of religious freedom in each of the countries covered–are also the human rights reports that cover the period that covered the Arab Spring and its aftermath.
Thus, the reports do not provide in-depth coverage of what has happened to Christians and other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East that saw the rise of revolutionary movements in 2011 in which Islamist forces played an instrumental role.
For the first time ever, the State Department simply eliminated the section of religious freedom in its reports covering 2011 and instead referred the public to the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report — a full two years behind the times — or to the annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which was released last September and covers events in 2010 but not 2011.
Leonard Leo, who recently completed a term as chairman of the USCIRF, says that removing the sections on religious freedom from the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Roghts is a bad idea.
Since 1998, when Congress created USCIRF, the State Department has been required to issue a separate yearly report specifically on International Religious Freedom.
But a section reporting on religious freedom has also always been included in the State Department’s legally required annual country-by-country reports on human rights — that is, until now.
And this is the first year the State Department would have needed to report on the effect the Arab Spring has had on religious freedom in the Middle East — had its reports, as always before, included a section on religious freedom.
Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin.
After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph’s James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, “How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World,” that we should take note of “an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the U.N.’s malign and insidious Agenda 21.”
Agenda 21 is one of those compacts, like Law of the Sea, Kyoto and New START, that are supported by an apologetic administration with a fondness for the redistribution of American power and wealth on a local and global scale.
It fits in perfectly with President Obama’s pledge to “fundamentally transform” America, its institutions and its heritage of capitalist freedom.
Agenda 21 has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate, but it may not have to be if in a second Obama term the Environmental Protection Agency pursues it by stealth, as it has other environmental agendas that make war on the free enterprise system and rights we hold dear.
One of those is property rights. “Land . . . cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market,” Agenda 21 says.
“Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.”