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NJ Supreme Court orders state legislature to end Spousal Privilege in criminal cases

Our activist state supreme court is at it again. Legislating from the bench. Penning actual legislation, and ordering that it be enacted, forthwith. The New Jersey Supreme Court said Tuesday that the traditional privacy rights reserved for married couples — shielding their intimate conversations from public view — should no longer apply to spouses who are hatching or executing a crime together. In a 7-0 ruling, the justices said it was time to update the state’s law on criminal evidence so prosecutors can use at trial any smoking-gun communications they find between married partners. However, their ruling did not overturn […]

How many gay Americans are there? Less than 2%

Hat/Tip to CNS News. In 2011 Gallup conducted a survey, asking Americans to estimate how much of the population was homosexual. The results were surprising in that respondents thought that 1 in 4, or 25% of Americans were gay. Nothing could be farther from the truth, it seems. Contrary to popular belief, just 1.6 percent of American adults identify as homosexual, compared to 96.6 percent who say they are heterosexual, according to a large-scale, first-of-its-kind government survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2011, a Gallup survey found that 52 percent of Americans believed […]

Obama Administration Is Most Transparent In American History – Not!

Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent presidency in American history? Yes, he really said that. Do you think he has lived up to that promise? Let’s do a little math and see. The IRS investigates conservatives, the EPA tries to implement rules to garnish your wages, the entire administration contrived to hide what happened in Benghazi, Obama himself implemented the DREAM Act via Executive Order, the list could go on and on. Over the past five years, we have seen countless scandals come out of the most transparent administration in American history. They even […]

SCOTUS slaps down SEIU over illegal union dues

Schadenfreude! SCOTUS ruling will force SEIU to repay millions in illegal union dues The Purple People Beaters got beat. And soon, they’ll feel the heat. One of the nation’s most powerful labor unions could face a costly onslaught of lawsuits seeking tens of millions of dollars in dues, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the money was collected improperly, legal experts said. In a ruling Monday, the high court held that Service Employees International Union cannot force people who care for loved ones to be union members and deduct dues from the government checks of those they care for. The […]

Obama Worst, Reagan Best, Mitt a Better Fit

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. Quinnipiac: Obama Worst President Since World War II, Reagan the Best It seems as if the pollsters are finding out what we here in flyover country (anywhere outside of DC) already knew. President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, and the United States would have been better off if his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, had won the election in 2012, a new Quinnipiac University national poll released today reveals. The best president? Ronald Reagan. “Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President […]

Obama’s Poll Numbers Plummet to Below 30%

Hat/Tip to Gallup. Barack Obama is suffering from the Second Term Blues, and he has only himself to blame. Well, himself and Bush, I mean he blames Bush for everything. Well, Bush and Global Climate Warming Change. Well, Bush, Climate Change and the House Republicans. I’d better stop before this Op-Ed begins to resemble a Monty Python skit. Anyway, as Obama is embroiled in scandal after scandal, his numbers and popularity among us “bitter clingers” here in “fly over country” are in the basement. When you compare Obama’s numbers to that of Clinton and Bush at the same point in […]

Obama Administration Plans to use Military Force Against US Citizens

Hat/Tip to the Washington Times. The Obama administration has put in place a plan authorizing the use of Military force against United States Citizens. Presidential Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.” A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of […]

Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’

  Thanks to LadyRaven’s Whisky In A Jar – OH! Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’. Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!: We were warned that this was coming. Of all places, the announcement today will give illegals an open pathway on the border with Mexico directly to the U.S. Bundy style, the BLM moves again. Back in 2010, a leaked memo indicated Obama had his eye on 13 million acres. Some larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Much of it rich in gas, oil and other rich minerals. President Obama […]

Judicial Activism: Gay Federal Judge’s Ruling Overturning Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay Marriage Reads Like a GLAAD Press Release…

Hat/Tip WeaselZippers. He’s insanely biased, and proud of it. Via NRO: A district judge in Pennsylvania ruled yesterday that the state is obligated to recognize same-sex marriages. Given the sensitivity of the issue, the judge must have taken extra caution to present a sober, impartial analysis of the relevant case law, right? Of course not. His decision reads like a press release from a gay-rights organization, replete with emotional appeals, loaded terminology, and rhetorical flourishes. While reading the first paragraph of the decision, keep in mind that the author is supposed to be a neutral arbiter of the law: “Today, […]

How to Ease the Crushing Costs of Federal Regulations

Yeah that’s right. The costs imposed by our federal government on us plays out to the tune of nearly $2 TRILLION a year. “You can look at the federal budget and see what we spend. There is nothing like that with respect to regulations. I tabulate the annual cost of regulation to be about $1.8 Trillion. Any regulation that is expected to cost over $100 million is supposed to get a cost-benefit analysis. Obama added $20 billion in new regulatory costs just last year. Every year there are over 3,500 new rules that come out of the federal government. Do […]

Is Chief Justice John Roberts getting the band back together?

Is Chief Justice John Roberts returning to his Conservative roots? It would seem so. Two years after the court upheld President Barack Obama’s health-care law and a year after it bolstered gay rights, the five Republican-appointed justices are voting together again in the highest-profile cases. In recent weeks that group, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, has joined to loosen campaign-finance limits, back government-sponsored prayer and let states ban racial preferences. Now, as the court enters the final month-and-a-half of its term, those justices may unite in cases involving contraception, abortion protests and separation of powers. “When he’s got the […]

U.S. House preserves lawmaker auto leases

Hat/Tip Jamie Dupree. Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that on Capitol Hill last week, the US House of Representatives voted NOT to give themselves a pay raise. However, the bad news is that they voted to continue to have taxpayers pay for their automobile leases. Yep, we get to put quite a few Congress-critters in their cars, to the tune of $1,000 a month. Nice perk, huh? As the U.S. House last week approved a funding bill for the operations of the Legislative Branch 2015, lawmakers voted to freeze the House budget and […]

Amazing Feats of Dexterity: MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Conducts Interview with his foot in his mouth.

Nevada Assembly Woman Michelle Fiore was at the Bundy ranch in Nevada and happened to be interviewed by MSNBC host Chris Hayes. Folks, let me tell you – this was better than any episode of Celebrity Death Match. Fiore was fierce, remained composed and never once took the bait of the left’s talking points. Despite Hayes’ repeated attempts to steer the conversation towards painting rancher Cliven Bundy as a criminal, Fiore stood her ground and gave better than she got. She stuck to her original premise that not only is the amount allegedly owed in question, and additionally where does […]

Crises Response by Two Presidents: A Look Back

As we head into the new year, with an eye on the upcoming, all-important mid-term elections, let’s take a look back at how two different presidents handled a crisis, shall we? These events are separate; each having their own hurdles and problems, but both tied to the same geographic area. On one hand, we have President George W. Bush and one of the major crises of his administration – that would be Hurricane Katrina. And on the other, we have President Barack H. Obama and his response to the Gulf Oil Spill. On April 20, 2010 the deep water oil […]

Truckers to ‘Shut Down America?’

I caught this over at The Freedom Outpost.  I thought I’d share it here… According to reagancoalition.com: There is a Facebook page called “Truckers to Shutdown America.” This is one of the messages they posted: My fellow patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions. It does not matter […]

Obama/Holder’s War on Small Business and Their Gestapo Like Tactics

Last year on the campaign trail, Obama let his slip show when he said that if you owned a small business, you didn’t build that. With absolutely zero experience in the private sector, our president has no idea what it means to risk your own, hard earned money, time and good name to start a business. Being steeped in the politics of Marx, Obama actually loathes folks that have made it on their own, with no help or thanks from the federal government. His education in Alinsky’s tactics, the MSM’s blind devotion and a dumbed-down electorate have all come together […]

Is the Obama Administration Selecting Generals Based on Whether or not They Would Order Soldiers to Fire on US Civilians

You might want to sit down for about 20 minutes and watch this video. This strikes me as being part of a larger play. We’ve been informed that we are potential terrorists.  And, if you want the military to fire on US civilians civilians, it’s a lot easier to shoot at terrorists.  It’s easy to vilify and dehumanize potential terrorists.  Of course, the MSM has helped tremendously, as it’s easy to kill KKK, racists, Nazis, and teabaggers. I hope this is wrong, but based on what we know of Obama, it is completely plausible. H/T: Moonbattery

Is it Time to go Galt? Some Simple Ways to Avoid Feeding the Beast

Since our Republic is essentially on it’s deathbed, and Obama’s hand is poised on the plug for the final pull, many are contemplating their role in the new order.  Do we quietly acquiesce, and accept our enslavement, or do we try to sabotage the nanny state by refusing be be sucked dry?  Well, there is a way to legally and ethically resist the beast-it’s called “going Galt.”   If you are unaware  “going Galt” is a reference to Ayn Rand’s prophetic novel, Atlas Shrugged, in which the producers in a future America tire of being vilified and robbed by a nanny state.  Their response […]

This Regulation Nation Will Explode Under An Obama Second Term

Americans are learning more about the “fiscal cliff” approaching at the beginning of next year, when tax rates for families and small businesses are set to spike and new taxes in President Obama’s health-care spending law take effect. But unless there’s real change in Washington, we’re also headed for a steep “regulatory cliff” that could compound the damage. The above quote is a warning from Ron Portman in an opinion piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal this past Thursday. This article is worth a read because he talks about a number of stifiling regulations that the Obama administration has put […]

FDA Spying on it’s own Employees? It’s what Big Government Does

Perhaps the most useful tidbit of information I picked up in my entire fours years of undergrad was the following… The first function of any bureaucracy it self-perpetuation.  In other words, forget if anything actually get’s done, or if millions, if not billions of dollars go “poof,” the first thing that any bureaucracy does is to keep itself going.  And when power, and therefore the “system” is threatened, there is a reaction.  And, that reaction rarely results in making things better, rather, it is intended to cover up something that makes the “system” look bad and/or incompetent. For the latest […]

The power still resides in the people…see the Founding Fathers

Last week the constitution and our individual liberties took a beating.  Rumors that Justice Roberts switched his position because of pressure from outside forces are beginning to surface.  If this is the case, and John Roberts caved because he feared how he and the court would be perceived by the left, then we are in deep trouble as a nation.  Supreme Court Justices must remain above opinions of both the left and right and examine the law strictly based on its constitutional merit.  They must do this without fear of reprisal.  This is why the founders established life time appointments […]

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

My apologies to William Shakespeare whose famous line from Macbeth was: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. The intent of both lines is to create a sense of doom. There was a time, it doesn’t seem so long ago, when the word “bubble” brought to mind visions of our childhoods when we would see who could blow the biggest bubble or just make bubbles and try to catch them. Today, the word “bubble” first brings to mind the housing bubble bursting in 2008, from which our people and our nation still suffer. We have seen many economic bubbles in the past […]

Washington County (PA) Children and Youth Services Accused of Abetting Child Abuse and Neglect

What happens when children are abused, neglected, and sexually exploited?   If the allegations are true, not much, if Washington County Children and Youth Services are involved.  WTAE in Pittsburgh has more… Channel 4 Action News’ Paul Van Osdol obtained court documents detailing cases of kids living in filth and a teenage girl moving in with a Megan’s Law offender. A 6-year-old boy was found on a cold February morning in the middle of the road outside his parents’ house in New Eagle, Washington County. “He had on a T-shirt, a diaper. He was covered in feces. His hands and […]

I’m Talking To You – Treasury Secretary Geithner admits he doesn’t have a plan…

choice of two futures

Paul Ryan’s budget was passed in the House, but Majority Leader, Harry Reid made damned sure that it didn’t pass his Senate because HE has a budget of his own that he wants..huh? He doesn’t have a budget to submit, but President Obama’s budget got shot down 97-0??! Wow, what a uniter in chief we have; but has anyone pulled him aside and explained that bipartisan efforts work best when it gets your legislation passed, not when it gets your legislation thrown on the floor and walked all over. Oh. Well then he obviously is just going to use continuing […]

Blog Focus: How Feminism Works

The Other McCain has an incredible post, dissecting feminism, and exposing how the left that uses it for their own rather nasty purposes. “The quintessential example of this is of course Ted Kennedy, whose career stands for the proposition that you can allegedly assault women and even leave a woman to die and be reelected for eternity so long as you vote the right way. “That is to say, for all of the left’s bleeding-heart smugness about ‘good intentions,’ they’re remarkably bottom-line on this: So long as you support abortion and the rest of their packet on social issues, your actual intent when calling […]