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Wisconsin Political Speech Raid; Subpoenas hit allies of Scott Walker as his re-election campaign looms.

Progressives and Unions in Wisconsin are out to stifle free speech. Like the IRS political targeting, only republicans and conservative interest groups are affected.

Gov. Walker, elected three times in first term.

Once you understand the mindset of Progressives when it comes to elections, this will make sense even though they don’t. And the way this translates in elections is, they didn’t lose, they were robbed. To them, an election loss does not mean the people don’t like whatever it is they have to offer. It means they just didn’t destroy enough opponents or didn’t lie good enough to overcome their opponent’s platform. So now, they are out to intimidate the opposition’s supporters by using the courts and the associated legal cost. You see, making people think twice about contributing to Gov. Walker or any other Republican’s campaign, for fear of being investigated with zero probable cause, would give the unions the unfair advantage they’re looking for to reverse Walker’s reforms.

Special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders.

Copies of two subpoenas we’ve seen demand “all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications” both internally and between the subpoena target and some 29 conservative groups, including Wisconsin and national nonprofits, political vendors and party committees. The groups include the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity—Wisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. One subpoena also demands “all records of income received, including fundraising information and the identity of persons contributing to the corporation.” In other words, tell us who your donors are.

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San Antonio college student shot by police after being pulled over for speeding.

‘I heard [a man] say, “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?” like sarcastic almost,’ he said. Less than a minute later, Haidarasl heard four to six gunshots. He only realized the man who had been shot was his upstairs neighbor, whom Haidrasl described as ‘the nicest guy.’

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 Goodbye Movember, Hello Decembeaver

The men had Movember. Not to be left behind, the ladies have Decembeaver.

By Comedian Sarah Cooper. THIS IS A JOKE to raise awareness for Movember. Donate to Movember: http://www.movember.com

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Citizen Co-Sponsor Project, Your Chance To Show Your Interest

Got a note from my Congressman, Jeff Miller (R-FL1), informing me about a website designed to take public input on legislation of the 113th Congress. It is set up where you can browse bills in categories that interest you, and can become a “co-sponsor” of them, any of them, if you wish. And if you know of a bill that isn’t listed, simply use the search box by bill number to bring it up so you, and now others, can become a co-sponsor too!

It is a tool that allows the House to see what bills are important to you so please use it. It’s a pretty cool tool.

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Depends on what the meaning of ‘Service’ is

I became confused when I heard the word Service” used with these agencies:

Internal Revenue ‘Service’ 
U.S. Postal ‘Service’ 
Telephone ‘Service’ 
Cable TV ‘Service’
Civil ‘Service’ 
State, City, County & Public ‘Service’
Customer ‘Service’ 

This is not what I thought ‘Service’ meant.

But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to Service’ a few cows. BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all those agencies are doing.

I hope that you are now just as enlightened as I am.

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Some lawmakers are not making laws, KUDOS to them!

It’s always been my contention that the people we elect to represent us should not be called “lawmakers,” just because they can and do make laws. The Constitution does not demand that they make laws. But if laws are to be made, only they can do it.

Consequently, The Lunch Counter wants to recognize sixteen members of Congress, 2 senators and 14 13 members of the House, for resisting to make new laws. I’m of the belief that after over 230 years of existence, there are enough laws out there already. It’s so bad, that laws are being made because other laws are not being enforced. Can you say . . .  immigration?

Not surprisingly, some on the Left are calling this Congress the least productive in modern history. This includes 6 freshmen House members.

Our elected representatives ought to be called “managers” instead of lawmakers. Then maybe they would feel compelled abide by the Constitution and look out for the folks instead of dreaming up new ways to put limits on our freedom ,which in most cases, is what laws do.

According to govtrack.us . . .

The members of Congress who haven’t filed a bill so far are an assorted bunch. The list includes House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), whose many administrative and procedural duties preclude him from being very active in proposing legislation.

Six of the members who haven’t yet filed a bill are in their first term: freshmen Rep. George Holding (R-NC), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-IL), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-NJ), who was appointed to the seat vacated by the death of Frank Lautenberg in June. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), who previously served in Congress in 2000 but began this term in May after winning a special election, also hasn’t yet filed a bill. (H.R.3051, 8/2/2013) These lawmakers are presumably taking the time to learn how Congress works and decide on their legislative agenda.

The remaining eight members of the House with no bill in their name have been in Congress for a while: Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL), Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Kay Granger(R-TX), Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX),Rep. David Scott (D-GA) and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA).

Since govtrack.us published the article, 7/22/2013, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) sponsored H.R.3051, a bill to extend State jurisdiction over submerged lands and to allow States to grant oil and natural gas leases in the extended area. Hit the Citizen Cosponsor Project to become a co-sponsor.

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Mexico, Central America’s Banana Republic

Gary and Yanira Maldonado, who live near Phoenix, Ariz., traveled to Mexico last week to attend a family funeral. On their way back to the U.S. their bus was stopped at a military checkpoint where soldiers ordered all passengers off the bus.

Later soldiers told the couple that marijuana was found under her seat and the seat next to hers…and Yanira was arrested, KPHO-TV said.american_is_mexican_hostage

Yanira’s brother, Brandon Klippel, said the couple were the only U.S. citizens on the bus – and if drugs were truly found on board, they were already there when the couple sat down, KPHO-TV reported.

“His attorney had talked to the prosecuting attorney there and came back to him and said, ‘You know how it works in Mexico, right?’” Klippel told CBS5 News. “He said, ‘no I don’t.’ He [attorney] said, ‘well, if we bribe the judge – then he’ll let you go.’”

Here’s an idea. Stay out of Mexico, under any circumstances. Don’t vacation there. Let the corrupt politicians and drug lords die by their own sword. Their problem is not our problem to fix. With any luck, more Mexicans here illegally will return home and face that reality and take their country back. Instead of trying to take this one.

Why do we have a President and Secretary of State anyway? I think that they are supposed to protect us and our interests? Since the ones who are supposed to intervene seem to be UN-involved yet again, maybe we should ask Dennis Rodman to intervene?

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 Southern Justice Cost Woman Her Life, Over A Parking Ticket

st_claire_courthouseIn a suburban Birmingham, Alabama courtroom, Dwana Vonica London-Richardson, age 45, died on the courtroom floor struggling to breathe, after being arrested and jailed over an unpaid parking traffic violation. That, after being refused medical treatment, an asthma inhaler, in the courtroom. Despite pleas for help from her daughter.

Ayunna Johnae London, the daughter of the deceased victim, claims her mother died gasping for breath in the court after being treated callously and unconstitutionally. Her mother suffered from asthma and other health conditions yet the jail administration refused to get her medication, saying she was faking it, and then they let her die in the courtroom, according to Ayunna.

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Out Of The Closet, A True Confession

After seeing life-changing things like this in the news media, I question whether there’s anything to it. So, after looking deep inside my psyche and emotions, I’ll confess what I’ve carried with me since my earliest memories. To get this monkey off my back, so to speak. It is something that, for me, just seemed to come naturally. Juvenile experimentation aside, I have come to realize that I have always been attracted to the opposite sex and am a heterosexual.

That being said, only one question remains. Beside the President, who cares and what does it matter? OK, that’s two questions.

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PETA says, Give it some thought!

PETA says before you kill that bug, give it some thought first. PETA is all up in arms over Gov. Chris Christie taking care of business when a spider walked on his desk during a school visit. He did what any normal person would do. He got rid of it.

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, described Christie’s killing of the spider as a thoughtless act.

“He probably did it without thinking. Some people put the spider outside, but spiders are often scary to people, and that can prevent them from pondering their worth,” Newkirk said.

Their worth? They have no meat to eat, they can make you sick or kill you. Maybe Ingrid was bitten by one. That would explain her idiotic reaction to how Christie handled the situation.

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Federal Government Gone Wild

If you spent all the money in your bank account, and you didn’t plan to put any more money into it, would you close the account?

How about if the bank charged you a fee to keep that empty account open? You’d definitely close it then, right? It’s common sense.

This is going to make you mad: the federal government is paying fees on 13,712 empty bank accounts. That’s according to the Washington Post this week. And instead of closing the accounts, the federal government is paying $890,000 in fees for . . . nothing.

Where does that $890,000 come from? Your taxes.

Next time you hear a politician talk about cutting government waste, just know that he is not serious and just wants your vote, or this would never have happened. Had anyone ever kept their promise, don’t you think they would have made public their success? Have you seen such a list yet?

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No ‘rest’ for Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

No cemetery Mass, Conn, or New Jersey wants Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body. And who can blame them? Even Imams are divided on the subject.

“I would not be willing to do a funeral for him,” said Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston, a community services organization that frequently arranges funeral prayers and burials in the region. “This is a person who deliberately killed people. There is no room for him as a Muslim. He already left the fold of Islam by doing that. In the Quran it says those who will kill innocent people, they will dwell in the hellfire.”

Imam Suhaib Webb of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the city’s largest mosque, had a slightly different opinion.

 “He should be buried according to the religious tradition he adheres to. His case is with God.

I agree with Suhaib. Since the religious tradition Tamerlan adheres to is exploding people in public, put him on a barge with some explosives up his ass rigged with a remote control. Give survivors of his deed the chance to take part in setting it off. It’s a win win.

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Obama’s 2008 campaign fined $375,000

Something happened last week that went virtually unreported. Not that it matters now that his second election is over, but there’s one thing that you can take away from this ‘story.’ Whether it is this report, or that report, the story is the same nearly word for word, by different ‘reporters,’ except for a few words changed in one paragraph or another. Who is copying who is not clear.

What is clear though is the emphasis given to the size of the fine for Obama’s 2008 campaign, by any reporting of the incident. It was the largest fine ever levied against a presidential campaign. But the reports consistently read like this; ‘one of the largest fines levied against a presidential campaign,’ and ‘The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign…’ The timidity exhibited in the media’s inability to call the largest fine ‘the largest fine’ is amusing.

This is a love story without words. The music is Journey Of The Angels by Enya. Have a tissue handy.

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What Made Jovan Belcher Murder the Mother of His Child? Was It Football or the Gun? Or Maybe Something Else…

The current climate in Washington is a perfect storm over gun violence. The theater shooting, the murder/suicide of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, the school shootings. It wasn’t the presence of a gun that was the cause. If a gun wasn’t available, something else would have or could have been used. The ’cause’ of these kind of crimes has more to do with America losing its soul than it does with the proximity of a firearm. The text below is from a Dec. 3, 2012 segment of the Rush Limbaugh Show. The topic then was about the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide. The video is from his TV show in Dec. 1992. Twenty years ago.

This clip comes from our December 17, 1992 show. The topic: a column by Bob Greene of the New York Daily News, who wrote about four teenagers who tortured, stabbed and killed an eight-year-old boy literally for the fun of it. Greene made several of the same points Rush had on the topic of valuing human life and healing “the dying national soul.”

That’s what originally caught Rush’s eye, but looking back at this episode, you can’t help but be shocked by just how prescient Rush was about the need to teach morality, not subjective values. He pointed out that Greene talks of the soul, and then pointed out that religion, not science, teaches of the soul – yet religion is now a taboo subject.

Rush continued: “Why do kids take guns into schools? Because they have no respect for the sanctity of life. I told you that time and time again. You can’t have a million-and-a-half abortions every year in this country for all the years that we’ve had, folks, without life itself being cheapened. We take kids to school, and they have guns and knives in their pockets. What do we do? We put metal detectors up in the schools… We have this killer disease out there and it’s behaviorally spread… We do not let people anymore be taught right from wrong, good from bad.”

This is more than seven years before Columbine, folks. Rush was truly on the cutting edge of societal evolution on this one, as you’ll see when you watch this video. Rush was trying to get people thinking about the devaluation of human life – in all its forms – and about what that kind of cheapening does to the souls of individuals and of nations.

 

{Hit RELOAD if the video below looks like a big black box.}

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I’m trying to come up with an explanation for the alternate reality that seems to prevail in the media today.

For example, where is the cacophony of media reports aimed at the president for his inept handling of hurricane Sandy in the northeast compared to what we saw with Katrina and one city on the Gulf coast?

And why is a high-ranking government official having an affair with a young woman such a big deal now?

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Time for a little fun video.

h/t to Neal Boortz for calling this video to my attention.

A heartfelt salute to our veterans past and present, and their families that supported them, on this Veterans Day.

It’s a love story, and then some. The rest of this story has no words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs provided by Tim Dodd Photography

Link: Quadruple Amputee’s Inspiring Recovery in Photos

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Isn’t it amazing how the politicos in Washington get their shorts in a wad over uniforms for the U.S. olympic team being made in China? Too bad they aren’t as concerned when it comes to borrowing their money.

While the economy slows down, and unemployment is at record levels for a record amount of time, President Obama’s message is revealing more and more of his Marxist philosophy and fascist economic model tendencies when he says  that small business owners did not make their business or make them grow. “If you’re successful in business, you didn’t get there on your own,” he said. That “someone else” he suggests is the government. A defeatist attitude for free-market capitalism and, for America as we know it. And particularly dangerous coming from our president.

As an aside from the debate in Washington about whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, spend less, or balance the budget, there is something else just as ominous to the country and future generations that you should know about.

We all understand that borrowing money has a direct cost to it, the interest rate. Interest rates now are at all-time lows. No problem. When interest rates go back up, big problem.

Sen. Tom Coburn expounds on the “Debt Bomb.” “The problem isn’t that we haven’t agreed, the problem is that we’ve agreed way too much,” explained Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) in a recent interview with The Heritage Foundation. “Otherwise we wouldn’t have trillion-dollar deficits, $16 trillion in debt, and unfunded liabilities of $113-131 trillion.”

 

 

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Addressing soldiers in an aircraft hangar at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, President Obama conspicuously avoided mentioning his predecessor George W Bush.

He told the soldiers there about the worthiness of the war in planting the seed of democracy in the Middle East.

Iraq is not a perfect place but we are leaving a sovereign, stable and self-reliant country with a representative government elected by its people,” he said.

“This is an extraordinary achievement and today we remember everything you did to make it possible. Years from now your legacy will endure in the freedom of our children and our grandchildren.”

It was a moment that, if he had any class at all, if he thought about doing a little uniting, he could have and should have had ‘W’ there too.

And the good news is . . . ‘Hollywood’ reports that movie revenues hit a 16-year low.

The result: projected domestic revenues for the year of $10.15 billion, down 4 percent from 2010’s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.275 billion tickets sold, a 4.8 percent decline and the smallest movie audience since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion.

So why is that good news? It’s ‘Hollywood,’ that’s why.

Adam Carolla explains the OWS crowd’s self-entitlement mentality.

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There is an ‘Issues’ box in the left-hand column. I was looking for a place to highlight some posts that are just as important and relevant today as they were when they were originally written.

If I had a reading assignment, it would have to include all the posts there.

Well, except for maybe the Bayou Texar link. That is a local (Pensacola) environmental issue. Part of that story is how environmental contamination is allowed in some cases, and not in others.

If there is a company with deep pockets involved, the lawyers would swarm all over that and the problem would be fixed. But when the problem can not be traced to a company but can be traced to a homeowner, then well, it’s OK.

It must be OK because nothing has been done about fixing it in the four years I’ve been following it, and the decades before that.

9 Things That Make You Say…”Help Me, Jesus!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSAMA BIN LADEN has just met with the first of his 72 virgins that had been promised to him.

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And for your browsing pleasure, you can listen to WDAS-FM 105.3 in Philadelphia while on The Lunch Counter.

Scroll down and hit the play button.

And take it with you. Minimize it and/or open a new window and continue listening.

It’s not what it looks like. It’s a new pre-flight “ID check” done by a specially trained TSA K-9.


This is new technology. A skin gun.

Some E-Trade Baby commercials that didn’t make the cut.

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