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Egypt Shuts Down Internet – New Bill Gives Obama the Same Power

An Associated Press article reported that Egyptian internet has gone dark. Internet service in Egypt was disrupted and the government deployed an elite special operations force in Cairo on Friday, hours before an anticipated new wave of anti-government protests.. Apparently social web sites were used to organize the protests and the government needed to prevent that from continuing.  President Hosni ...

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Chavez Giving Middle Class Real-Estate to the Poor

No surprise here, but Venezuala’s dictator, Hugo Chavez has decided that it’s perfectly fine for people to squat on the land belonging to middle and upper class citizens. Hugo Chávez has sent out troops to take over farms and urged the poor to occupy “unused” land in wealthy areas of Caracas, prompting a wave of squats that is rattling Venezuela’s middle ...

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California Dreamin

California Governor Jerry Brown was in the news again last week, with a startling “revelation”. He declared a State of Fiscal Emergency after looking at California’s budget, as California is 25.5 billion in the red. People seem to forget that this is the exact same declaration former Governor Swarzenegger made just last month, and which the California Democratic Legislature chooses ...

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House Votes to Flush Obamacare

In keeping with promises made during the 2010 elections, the new House Majority passed the repeal of Obamacare by a vote of 245 – 189 with 3 Democrats voting for repeal of this jobs-killing, 2000-plus page government takeover of our Healthcare system. After four long years of Democratic partisanship in which we witnessed the constant ignoring of the people’s demands, ...

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Tradition to be Trampled at the State of the Union Address

The mainstream media has been all over the story that Democrats and Republicans, Liberals and Progressives, Donkeys and Elephants, cats and dogs may be sitting together at the State of the Union Address on the 21st.  I have seen some fairly strong reactions to the seating arrangement and have recently received a letter to the editor that expresses a reasonable ...

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President Obama Issues Executive Order On Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

Businesswire.com ran an article today praising the order as a much needed help to lift the burden of government regulations on small business owners. In this article, The Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Association, (SBA) Winslow Sargeant is quoted as stating: “I applaud President Obama’s efforts today to reduce excessive and unjustified regulatory burdens on small business,” ...

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Texas Budget Debate: Washington Post vs Newsmax

Texas’ two year budget plan will be released by the State House of Representatives today. It will reportedly cut government spending by 11%. Of note is the fact that the Texas Constitution requires a balanced budget be passed which means no spending above the projected State revenues. If spending increases are sought, there must be either cuts in spending, tax ...

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Highest Ever Gas Prices for January

AURORA, Ill., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AAA Chicago’s most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, regular unleaded gasoline has increased $.16 during the past month, forecasting an average cost of $3.22 per gallon for the month of January, which is $.38 higher per gallon than last year. In northern Indiana, gas prices average $3.09, which is up ...

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Budgetary Gimmicks – We’re Only Fooling Ourselves

Anyone who has run a business or even a household budget, knows all too well that budget “gimmicks” will turn around and bite you sooner or later. Whether you are shifting overrun costs from one year to the next or spending more than you take in, most gimmicks are basically a deception and denial of reality. Unfortunately, this slight-of-hand is ...

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Illinois Legislators Increase Taxes 66% and Cut .. Nothing

In the 2010 election, Illinois voters chose to keep a Democrat controlled State House and Senate, although by a slimmer margin than in years past.  How unfortunate for workers in the land of Lincoln. As The New York Times reported, State legislators pushed through and passed a massive 66% tax increase in the hours before the new State Congress took ...

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Father Of 9 Year Old Murder Victim In Tucson Does Not Want Restrictions on Freedoms! [Video]

John Green, father of the slain 9 year old Christina Taylor Green, spoke to Fox News about the tragedy.  Watch and listen as someone so affected by the psychotic gunman uses calm and thoughtfulness instead of over reacting  to the event by asking for the government to restrict individual liberties.

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Tuscon Massacre and The Delusional Left

Keith Olbermann, the Washington Post, Sheriff Dupnik and the rest of the radical left are once again wrong – borderline delusional in-fact.  Olbermann and WaPo blame “political rhetoric” for Jared’s lapse of sanity.  Sheriff Dupnik said that it was due to a bigotry and prejudice.  None of those could possibly be further from the truth. Jared Loughner was, and probably still is, off his ...

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ACLU Sues to Protect Gun Rights of .. Immigrants

In what can only be construed as a misguided interpretation of the 14th amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit in North Dakota alleging that the State’s concealed handgun law is unconstitutional. A U.K. citizen, living in the U.S. was denied a renewal for his concealed handgun permit due to a change in the State’s concealed carry laws. ...

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HR 5 The New House Rules under Speaker Boehner

The new House Rules are published.  If you’re up for the 34 page read, the full text is here, otherwise, here’s a quick breakdown of the important stuff: All bills and joint resolutions must cite the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution that allow the enactment of the legislation Legislation has to be available to members, delegates and ...

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