Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Sunday 'Report;' 03/31/013; Part 2

What the National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
Georgia's Lethal Drugs about to Expire
Wat'ta hell difference does it make-death is the ultimate objective!
by Rhonda Cook; Bill Rankin,
Undated Material
The Legislature on Tuesday approved keeping secret the identities of the companies that provide drugs for executions even as the Department of Corrections is preparing to destroy its stockpile of 13 vials because it expires this month.
Such information as the expiration date — which was obtained in an open records request by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — could be withheld from the public if Gov. Nathan Deal signs House Bill 122. The proposed law, which Corrections officials sought, would make the identities of those who make and supply the lethal injection drug a “state secret,” which means Georgia would have the discretion to hide the information.
The proposed law also makes a state secret the names of prison staff who carry out executions. For decades, the Georgia has kept the names of security staff secret. It would now shield the names of private doctors the prison system hires to carry out executions.
The legislation should make it easier for Georgia to obtain lethal injection drugs as com-
panies worldwide, in the face of strong criticism from opponents of capital punishment, have either stopped making lethal injection drugs or forbidden such drugs from being used for executions. Just two years ago, it was disclosed [....]

New Conservative Group Rips RNC Report
by Sterling Beard,
March 25, 2013
The Republican Party’s Growth and Opportunity project has another critic, this time from a newly formed get-out-the-vote (GOTV) oriented super-PAC.  The Real Conservatives National Committee (Real CNC), a new super-PAC designed to aid conservatives in the 2014 midterm elections, slammed the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) report, calling it “too late and unhelpful to grassroots conservatives.”
 “This report (or 'Autopsy') says what we have known all along — that unfocused and undisciplined campaign tactics will not win elections,” Lorie Medina, chairman of the Real CNC, said in a release.  “It is also ridiculous to spend $10 million on a ‘re-branding campaign,’ ” Medina said, labeling it the “type of strategy that doomed the party in 2012.”  The RNC’s report, released last week, was met with [....]

50 Vetoes: How States can stop obamaKare Law
by Michael Cannon,
March 21, 2013
Despite surviving a number of threats, President Obama’s health care law remains harmful, unstable, and unpopular. It also remains vulnerable to repeal, largely because Congress and the Supreme Court have granted each state the power to veto major provisions of the law before they take effect in 2014.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) itself empowers states to block the employer mandate, to exempt many of their low- and middle-income taxpayers from the individual mandate, and to reduce federal deficit spending, simply by not establishing a health insurance “exchange.” Supporters of the law do not care for this feature, yet they adopted it because they had no choice. The bill would not have become law without it.
To date, 34 states, accounting for roughly two-thirds of the U.S. population, have refused to create Exchanges. Under the statute, this shields employers in those states from a $2,000 per worker tax that will apply in states that are creating Exchanges (e.g., California, Colorado, New York). Those 34 states have exempted at least 8 million residents from taxes as high as $2,085 on families of four earning as little as $24,000. They have also reduced federal deficits by hundreds of billions of dollars.
The Obama administration is nevertheless attempting to tax those employers and individuals, contrary to the plain language of the PPACA and congressional intent, and to deny millions of Americans the opportunity to purchase low-cost, high-deductible coverage. Employers, consumers, and even state officials in those 34 states can [....]

$123,000 Department of Education Salary in the Time of Sequester
What pain has sequester wrought at the federal Department of Education? Apparently, not much.
by Lindsey Burke,
March 25, 2013
    The 4,200-person agency has just hired a new “executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.” Fox News reports that the position apparently commands a six-figure salary, as the new director—a former aide to Representative Charlie Rangel (D–NY)—will receive a starting salary of $123,758.  obama signed an executive order to form the new White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans last July. The director will be “asked to identify evidence-based best practices to improve African-American student achievement from cradle to career.” Improving academic outcomes for students won’t be accomplished by new [....]

Gun Store Cancels Giffords' Husband's AR-15 Purchase
by Mike Opelka,
March 26, 2013
An Arizona gun store cancelled a purchase made by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly. On March 5th, Kelly visited Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, selected an AR-15 style rifle, a .45 caliber handgun, and some high capacity magazines, completed a background check and paid for his purchases.
Within days, the story broke nationally and Kelly claimed that his purchases were made to highlight how easy it is to get a gun. He also added that he intended to turn the AR-15 into the Tucson Police. The story sparked almost 4,000 comments to Mark Kelly’s public Facebook page, many of them not very supportive of his intentions. 

 AZ gun store cancels purchase of an AR 15 by Gabby Giffords husband

The store, Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson has now rejected Kelly’s March 5th purchase, and has sent him a full refund. The decision was announced on the company’s Facebook page, in a post from the Diamondback’s owner/president Douglas MacKinley: [....]

TAXES: How Does Your State Compare?
by Scott W. Drenkhard,
2013 Edition
In 1941, we introduced our first edition of Facts & Figures. “There is need for concise and accurate data,” we wrote. “Facts give a broader perspective, facts dissipate predilections and prejudices… [and] this collection of data is an important step to meet the challenge presented by the broad problems of public finance.”
Facts & Figures 2013: How Does Your State Compare? builds on these seven decades of tradition.  Mailed to every state legislator and governor, this handbook is designed to be a pocket- and purse-sized guide to state ranks on tax rates, collections, burdens, and more.[Blogger: This article is loaded with reports, graphs and charts to illustrate which state "out-screws" it's citizens compared to any other state!  Great Information!] [....]

Army officer:obama's DHS intends to kill "you and me!"
DHS stockpiling arms and ammo
by Dave Gibson,
March 23, 2013
On Thursday, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired Army officer with nearly 30 years of service under his belt, as well as combat experience in both Vietnam and Afghanistan issued a dire warning to all Americans.
The following warning was posted on Hestilow's Facebook page:
Captain Terry M. Hestilow, United States Army, Retired
I fully intend to address this in far greater detail within days, but ask yourself, with all the law enforcement available in the United States, who the DHS is preparing to declare war on inside the U.S.?
With the massive purchases of almost 3,000 new armored vehicles (MRAPs) and 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition, with associated weapons, who in the U.S. do they intend to kill? Short answer: You and me! Anyone they think is standing in their way to impose a new Marxist government! Anyone who stands for the U.S. Constitution!
We must demand that our representatives (Senators and U.S. Representatives) stand firm and immediately force, by law if necessary, the DHS turn over their arsenal of war making equipment to the Department of Defense. Nothing justifies this [....]
U.N. Gun Control Treaty Will Test U.S. Resolve
by "Chuck Biscuits,"
March 28, 2013
Diplomats from the United States and 192 other countries hope to wrap up negotiations by a Thursday deadline on a global conventional arms trade treaty that has eluded the United Nations for more than a decade
Among the yet-to-be-resolved issues that will test the Obama administration’s commitment to its self-declared “red lines” is whether the arms trade treaty (ATT) will cover ammunition in a comprehensive way.
One of those red lines, laid down by the administration after it decided in October 2009 to reverse its predecessor’s opposition and take part in ATT negotiations, states: “There will be no requirement for reporting on or marking and tracing of ammunition or explosives.”
Yet the most recent version of the draft under consideration in New York includes a clause saying: “Each State Party [that is, a country that ratifies the treaty] shall establish and maintain a national control system to regulate the export of ammunition for conventional arms under the scope of this Treaty.”
The draft goes on to say that, “prior to authorizing any export of ammunition,” state parties must apply requirements of the treaty prohibiting transfers that would violate arms embargoes or facilitate acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.
The U.S. is the world’s biggest arms trader, and produces more than seven billion rounds of ammunition a year. The U.S. delegate at the talks, Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman, has said that including ammunition in the ATT would be “hugely impractical.”
Well over 100 countries have made clear their support [....]

Is This The Scandal That Will Bring Obama Down?
by Floyd Brown; Mary Beth Brown,
January 11, 2013
It's even worse than we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America's enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could "negotiate" the release of a "hostage" and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election?
The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: "the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi... was the result of a bungled abduction attempt.... the first stage of an international prisoner exchange... that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the 'Blind Sheik'..."
But something went horribly wrong with Obama's "October Surprise." Although the Obama Administration intentionally gutted security at the consulate prior to the staged kidnapping, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed direct orders to stand down, saved American lives, single-handedly killed scores of attackers...and the attackers, believing that the Obama had betrayed them, tortured Ambassador Chris Stevens and dragged his body through the streets.
Some will say that Admiral Lyons' accusation is not a smoking gun. We agree, that's exactly why Congress must investigate Benghazi-gate.
Moreover, we firmly believe [....]

{"Tammy Faye"} Boehner: "I Absolutely Trust obama
by  Ben Shapiro,
March 17, 2013
On ABC's This Week, hosted by Martha Raddatz, Speaker of the House John ("Tammy Faye") Boehner appeared to downplay the problem of national debt while loudly proclaiming his wonderful relationship with "clown Prince" obama. "The president and I, as I have made very clear, have a very good relationship.  We're open with each other.  We're honest with each other," said ("Tammy Faye") Boehner.
“Do you trust President Obama?” Raddatz asked.
“Absolutely,” Boehner replied.
“Absolutely?” Raddatz emphasized.
“Absolutely,” Boehner repeated.
Framing Republicans as out-of-touch radicals, Raddatz then asked, “President Obama says these meetings are intended to find members of the common-sense caucus who he can make a deal with …. Are you not a member of the common-sense caucus?”  Boehner, falling for the trap, shot back, “I’m part of the common-sense caucus. We appreciate the outreach. We appreciate the engagement from the president. But it’s gonna take more than this if we’re serious about solving our problems.”
Then Boehner dropped the bombshell. Raddatz, after quoting President Obama saying we don’t have “an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” asked Boehner for his thoughts. And Boehner eagerly agreed: “We do not have an immediate debt crisis. But we all know that we have one looming …. It could be a year or two years, three years, four years. It’s not an immediate problem.” And then Boehner said he agreed with Obama on the immediacy of the problem.  With Republicans fighting tooth and nail to implement solutions necessary to reducing the national debt, Boehner’s language certainly undermines the [....]

barackingham Palace Scrubs Daughters Ski Trip Report
by Alexander Marlow,
March 29, 2013
A local news affiliate in Idaho reported that Sasha and Malia obama are on a Spring Break ski trip in Sun Valley, Idaho.  The story quickly spread across the Internet when picked up by the Drudge Report site.  But hours later, the story disappeared from the KMVT website without an update or correction.  Breitbart News confirmed that [....]
'G.I. Joe' Movie Slammed as Anti-obama Conservative's Fantasy!
by Liz Klimas,
March 30, 2013
Some have called the latest G.I. Joe flick “pretty bad” but “not completely horrible” – yet still “terrible” — for its plotline and script. But a liberal blog has an idea of people who might like it — conservatives or, more specifically as they put it, the “paranoid wingnut.”
As Asawin Suebsaeng wrote on the liberal-leaning website Mother Jones, “G.I. Joe Retaliation” is “the anti-Obama Conservative’s fantasy.”
What does Suebsaeng see in the sequel to “G.I. Joe: the Rise of the Cobra” that puts it in the category of “political trolling”?
The U.S. president in the movie, a Democrat, is a person foreign-born, who lies about it, and who also uses drones against American citizens, among other features. Without saying it, Suebsaeng seems to be alluding that this person is representative of [....]
Part 3 MAY follow....





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