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A Broken System

Coming to America

Earlier this week we shared an Arizona news story from Pinal County. Sheriff Babeu posted details about a 17-year-old man who was stopped for driving 85 in a 35mph zone.  The young man told officers he was late to work. He did not have a driver’s license nor proof of insurance. He admitted that he and his parents were here ...

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Senator Patty Murray – Your Money or Your Life!

In a move reminiscent of Bruno Hauptmann, the Senate’s No. 4 Democrat, Senator Patty Murray said, “Millions of jobs could be lost through the automatic cuts, programs families depend on would be slashed irresponsibly across the board, and middle-class tax cuts would expire. And once again, if Republicans won’t work with us on a balanced approach, we are not going ...

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America Does Not Build Business, Business Builds America

In a speech given Friday to supporters at a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va., the current Oval Office occupant told business owners they owe their business success to government built infrastructure saying: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.  There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back.  ...

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Roadside Amnesty in AZ

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu posted about the new ICE policy in Arizona. He describes an incident from June 27, 2012: At 4:45 p.m. one of my deputies stopped a vehicle on a traffic stop after he observed it speeding at 85 mph in a 35 mph zone near Merrill Ranch Parkway on Felix Road. The vehicle also unsafely passed ...

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VOODOO Food Economics

The USDA, in trying to increase participation in the SNAP or food stamp program, claims that for every dollar transferred to beneficiaries a dollar and seventy-two cents in economic activity is generated. If we were to follow this mushy thinking to it’s logical conclusion, then if we all quit our jobs, closed our businesses and went on the program, we ...

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High School Graduates? Watter’s World July 4

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” quoting George Santayana. A regular part of O’Reilly’s show is Watter’s World, where Jesse Watters is sent out to ask relevant questions of our under 30’s population. Those who will be one day running this country. This week the focus was on Independence Day. The clip is funny ...

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When Unions Won’t Budge

Cities across the country are struggling; some are finding the piggy bank empty. Cities like Scranton, PA are feeling the effects of the tough economy, poor real estate market and a general exodus from the area. City pension outgo is three times more than the city revenues. A loan to the city has not materialized because banks requested the city ...

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Conservatism-The Opposite of Fascism: Part 2

STOP! Did you read part 1?  4. You use the media as a political propaganda machine to target a specific audience and to push your agenda on others. You make sure the media demonizes your opponents and takes your side on nearly every issue. You use your propaganda machine to play on the fears of others. I can’t think of ...

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Student Loans-In Need of a Fix?

Part 2 Yesterday we talked about many of the problems inherent with student loans in our society. Today I’d like to share some common sense ideas. Do note, I’m just a mom and I’m not a professional. Also: there are plenty of websites dedicated to finding financial aid for college, do your research before starting school. These suggestions are just ...

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Conservatism-The Opposite of Fascism: Part 1

I recently read an article on Addicting Info. A highly Liberal blog with weak talking points. Nevertheless, I realized that the sheep, I mean readers who follow them, believe the indoctrinated falsity upon which they preach.  The article in which I am speaking about, is one which compared Conservatism, to Fascism, essentially referring to them as one in the same. ...

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Harassed Bus Monitor Follow Up

Remember the school bus monitor who was bullied by several rotten junior high boys? Here’s an update. The students involved have been suspended for one year from their school. After Toronto blogger Max Sidorov, heard about the bullying and saw the video he wanted to give Karen Klein a good vacation as a show of support. Today he has raised ...

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American Federation of Teachers-New Hampshire Incisive Candidate Survey

Steve MacDonald, author of Granite Grok, posted on June 26th the wonderful new candidate survey AFT-NH is distributing, which is centered on two words: “money and power.” McDonald stated that: The entire survey is dedicated to asking whether you will do anything to curb public union power or will vote to change how public union teachers are compensated, their pensions,  ...

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Is Arizona Being Punished?

Is Arizona being chastised by this administration? Just minutes after the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the right of law enforcement to check citizenship on detained individuals the White House issued a bold statement. The Department of Homeland Security would suspend existing agreements with Arizona police and would stop responding to most of Arizona law enforcement calls related to illegal ...

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Stockton, California as an Example of a Flourishing City

Stockton, CA – This city may be the first in California to declare bankruptcy. The city, in spite of cutting police, fire, and anything else it could think of, is still running in the red, and cannot make its bills. Why? Pensions and benefits for retirees have literally taken over the budget to the point where the city has been ...

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Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Part Duh

Apparently suffering the long term effects of habitual Botox abuse, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi again defied the grounding gravity of logic to concoct a thread bare story trying to tie Wednesday’s contempt of Congress proceedings in the House of Representatives to unproven allegations of voter suppression. “It is no accident; it is no coincidence that the attorney general of ...

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