Police clash with Oakland rioters, 100 held

OAKLAND (Reuters) - Riot police arrested more than 100 anti-Wall Street protesters during a series of clashes in the streets of Oakland on Saturday that saw officers in riot gear firing tear gas at activists who tried to take over a shuttered convention center.

(Ok, you can stop calling them anti-wall street any time) These idiots haven't a clue as to what wall street is. These are young punk, uneducated, food stamp spending, felony holding, gang member losers are idiots. Nothing more. They seek attention, and a reason to go out and raise hell. To vandalize and to steal.

Did you notice while it was cold, they stayed out of the media, now that it's warming up the morons are back. You can read some of our previous postings on these dorks By looking in our archives.

The mainstream media seems to not want to tell the truth in that these criminals are no good. And they are mainly Obama supporters.


With Leaner Military, Long List of Potential Threats

Following his long-awaited announcement detailing a proposal for massive defense spending cuts and an overall reduction in military personnel, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed his list of the risks and the most pressing threats to America's security.

"This is going to be tough," Panetta told reporters Thursday. "Obviously it will be a smaller force, and when you have a smaller force there are risks associated with that in terms of our capability to respond."

So in the near future where will the world’s strongest military need to respond?

Panetta says there's a long list of potential problems. Among his top concerns, he says, are: the ongoing war in Afghanistan; the threat of terrorism; the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan; Yemen; a nuclear-capable Iran; a nuclear-capable North Korea; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; turmoil in the Middle East, and the potential for cyber warfare.

The U.S. military's ground forces, specifically the Army and Marines are slated to lose nearly 100,000 troops. The Army will shrink to 490,000 troops down from the current 562,000. The Marines will shrink by 20,000, down to 182,000.

But retired Maj. Gen. Bob Scales says the Pentagon is ignoring the lessons of history.

"Every administration since the fall of the Berlin wall has been trying to cut heavy forces," Scales said in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. "So should we ever face a conventional enemy again - and we will - the chances are very high that we'll march off to war with a force that isn’t heavy enough to fight sustained land combat."

The Pentagon says its new emphasis will be on smaller more nimble Special Operations forces, like the Navy SEALs who carried out the Usama bin Laden raid last year and a daring hostage rescue in Somalia this week, the latter carried out as the president and Defense Department prepared to announce the new cuts.

Among those threats on the horizon, Panetta did not mention China, despite the fact that much of the new military strategy is focused on an increased force presence in the Asia Pacific region. U.S. officials have watched closely as China rapidly grows its own military. In the past year, it managed to test fly a stealth fighter jet and launch its first aircraft carrier.

Even so, mentioning China as a threat would be a mistake. Not only is the U.S. military shifting away from an ability to fight a land war in Asia, it also maintains a very fragile military relationship with China, often soured by U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan.

If one thing is for certain in the Pentagon, it's uncertainly. As Panetta's predecessor, Robert Gates, often said, the Pentagon has a poor record of predicting future wars. “We have never once gotten it right.”


Lou Buren of TWAU BLOG: Liberals are always cutting and spending in the wrong area's. Obama has not made our military leaner, let's use a more truthful word. He has made our military weaker!

Obama and his regime have been making some very poor decisions as of late, now they are jeopardizing national security. America has always done well to keep our military the world's strongest. Then came Obama.
If Obama wants to lean out some spending, let's cut off the free hand outs that liberals are so well known for. Cut welfare and food stamps. Oh no, we couldn't do that! that would make our voter base mad at us, for not giving them something for nothing.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama disqualified in Georgia!

Georgia citizens today delivered sworn testimony to a court that Barack Obama is slam-dunk disqualified from having his name on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state, because his father never was a U.S. citizen, which prevents him from qualifying as a “natural-born citizen” as the U.S. Constitution requires for a president.

The historic hearing was the first time that a court has accepted arguments on the merits of the controversy over Obama’s status. His critics say he never met the constitutional requirements to occupy the Oval Office, and the states and Congress failed in their obligations to make sure only a qualified president is inaugurated. His supporters, meanwhile, argue he won the 2008 election and therefore was “vetted” by America.

(In other words they are saying he slipped by illegally, so now that he's in he should be able to stay)

The hearing was before Judge Michael Malihi of the Georgia state Office of State Administrative Hearings. In Georgia, a state law requires “every candidate for federal” office who is certified by the state executive committees of a political party or who files a notice of candidacy “shall meet the constitutional and statutory qualifications for holding the office being sought.”

State law also grants the secretary of state and any “elector who is eligible to vote for a candidate” in the state the authority to raise a challenge to a candidate’s qualifications, the judge determined.

Citizens bringing the complaints include David Farrar, Leah Lax, Thomas Malaren and Laurie Roth, represented by California attorney Orly Taitz, who has handled numerous cases concerning Obama’s eligibility; David Weldon represented by attorney Van R. Irion of Liberty Legal Foundation; and Carl Swensson and Kevin Richard Powell, represented by J. Mark Hatfield. Cody Judy is raising a challenge because he also wants to be on the ballot.

Several of the attorneys introduced passages from Obama’s own writings that Barack Obama Sr. was his father. They then introduced evidence that the man never was a U.S. citizen, that he was a citizen of Kenya at the time of junior’s birth and was therefore a subject of the United Kingdom.

His father’s citizenship, they said, precludes him from serving as president, since the Founders required that officer to be a “natural-born citizen,” not just a “citizen.”

The term is not defined in the Constitution, but evidence introduced included a passage from a 1975 Supreme Court opinion that states:”The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”

Weldon explained in his presentation that the 14th Amendment granting citizenship did not redefine Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which includes the requirement for a president to be a “natural-born citizen.”

The attorney argued also that another later court case referenced citizenship in the dicta, not the central holding in the case, and thus was not controlling.

Many of Irion’s arguments were echoed by Hatfield, a strategy that at least one constitutional expert, Herb Titus, said was sound.

Titus taught constitutional law, common law, and other subjects for nearly 30 years at five different American Bar Association-approved law schools. From 1986 to 1993, he served as the founding dean of the College of Law and Government in Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Prior to his academic career, he served as a trial attorney and a special assistant United States attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Mo.

He told WND the fact that Obama’s father was a Kenyan citizen should be sufficient.


Lou Buren of TWAU BLOG: Of course you probably won't see this ground breaking news on the mainstream liberal media outlets. But you can see it here on our web site, or at WND.com

We can only hope that the other states have a judge as professional and commonsensical as this Georgia judge. So apparently Obama is banned from being on the Georgia ballot. Cool!



Barack Obama has announced through his attorney that he will boycott the administrative hearings scheduled tomorrow in Georgia to review evidence of whether he legitimately is a candidate for the presidency, prompting an attorney for one set of the plaintiffs to describe the nation’s commander-in-chief as acting like a “5-year-old brat.”

A letter apparently from his lawyer, Michael Jablonski, was posted today on the website for California attorney Orly Taitz, whose determined pursuit of Obama’s eligibility documentation has taken her to courts across the nation, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jablonski told Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the letter that “serious problems” had developed in the hearings “pending before the Office of State Administration Hearings.”

He said, “At issue in these hearings are challenges that allege that President Obama is not eligible to hold or run for re-election to his office, on the now wholly discredited theory that he does not meet the citizenship requirements.”

Jablonski said the judge – who previously rejected Obama’s demand to quash a subpoena for him to appear and bring with him his birth records documenting his status as a “natural-born citizen” – has “exercised no control” over the proceeding.

“It threatens to degenerate into a pure forum for political posturing to the detriment of the reputation of the state and your office. Rather than bring this matter to a rapid conclusion, the ALJ has insisted on agreeing to a day of hearings, and on the full participation of the president in his capacity as a candidate,” Jablonski wrote.

In a response that was posted online after hours, Kemp said the case referral was “in keeping with Georgia law.”

“As you are aware, OSAH Rule 616-1-2-.17 cited in your letter only applies to parties to a hearing. As the referring agency, the Secretary of State’s Office is not a party to the candidate challenge hearings scheduled for tomorrow. To the extent a request to withdraw the case referral is procedurally available, I do not believe such a request would be judicious given the hearing is set for tomorrow morning.”

He continued, “I expect the administrative law judge to report his findings to me after his full consideration of the evidence and law. Upon receipt of the report, I will fully and fairly review the entire record and initial decision of the administrative law judge.”

He also had a warning about the costs of simply not showing up for a court hearing.

“Anything you and your client place in the record in response to the challenge will be beneficial to my review of the initial decision; however, if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.”

“We await your taking the requested action, and as we do so, we will, of course, suspend further participation in these proceedings, including the hearing scheduled for January 26,” Jablonski wrote in the letter on the Taitz site, which indicated it had been sent to the participants in the case.

A blast of sarcasm aimed at Obama also was posted on the Taitz site.

“What Obama is asking now is totally insane,” it said. “He is asking the secretary of state of GA to take the trial away from the judge on the eve of the trial. He is mostly crying on the shoulder of the secretary of state of GA and saying that Orly is bad, because she issued all of those subpoenas. So after the judge told Obama that the subpoena that I issued was perfectly valid and he had to appear in court tomorrow and bring with him all of the documents that I demanded, Obama decided to go behind the back of the judge and send the same complaint about me to the secretary of state and he is asking the secretary of state to take the trial away from the judge.

“Does this look like a behavior of an innocent person? An innocent person would have come to court and showed all the valid documents with the embossed seals, which are verifiable,” the statement said. “Instead he is acting like a 5-year-old brat, saying, ‘I am afraid of Orly, I want the secretary of state of GA to act like my mommy and protect me from Orly.’ Some leader of the free world.”

The hearings are being brought by citizens of Georgia under a state law that allows voters to challenge the eligibility of candidates on the state’s ballot. It is the states that run elections in America, and national elections are just a compilation of the results of the 50 state elections.

The schedule for the hearings was set by Judge Michael Malihi of the Georgia state Office of State Administrative Hearings. In Georgia, a state law requires “every candidate for federal” office who is certified by the state executive committees of a political party or who files a notice of candidacy “shall meet the constitutional and statutory qualifications for holding the office being sought.”

State law also grants the secretary of state and any “elector who is eligible to vote for a candidate” in the state the authority to raise a challenge to a candidate’s qualifications, the judge determined.

Citizens bringing the complaints include David Farrar, Leah Lax, Thomas Malaren and Laurie Roth, represented by Taitz; David Weldon represented by attorney Van R. Irion of Liberty Legal Foundation; and Carl Swensson and Kevin Richard Powell, represented by J. Mark Hatfield. Cody Judy is raising a challenge because he also wants to be on the ballot.

Jablonski told Kemp he should simply “withdraw” the original hearing request as “improvidently issued.”

“It is well established that there is no legitimate issue here – a conclusion validated time and again by courts around the country. The state of Hawaii produced official records documenting birth there; the president made documents available to the general public by placing them on his website,” he wrote.

Jablonski accused Malihi of allowing the attorneys to “run amok.”

“Perhaps he is aware that there is no credible response; perhaps he appreciates that the very demand made of his office – that it address constitutional issues – is by law not within its authority.”

Obama, meanwhile, has a campaign trip to several Midwest and Western states lined up over the next few days.

WND reported earlier on the stunning decision from Malihi, who refused to quash the subpoena even after Obama outlined his defense strategy for such state-level challenges, which have erupted in half a dozen or more states already.

“Presidential electors and Congress, not the state of Georgia, hold the constitutional responsibility for determining the qualifications of presidential candidates,” Obama’s lawyer argued. “The election of President Obama by the presidential electors, confirmed by Congress, makes the documents and testimony sought by plaintiff irrelevant.”

The judge thought otherwise.


If Obama knows what's good for him, he'll show up for the hearing as demanded by the judge. Of course we all know he won't show up as he thinks he's above the law.

I really hope other states follow suit, and demand the same thing. One way or the other, Obama must be brought down.


15-Year-Old Student Bullied for Supporting Biblical View of Family

Liberty Counsel sent a letter to school officials at Shawano High School after they censored and punished Brandon Wegner, a 15-year-old, for writing an op-ed article explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural mother-father adoption. the school demanding it apologize for its unconstitutional and irrational censorship and humiliation of Brandon.

Brandon quoted several verses from the Bible regarding homosexuality. After Brandon wrote this article he was pulled into hours of meetings with school administrators and staff, without his parents' knowledge. This caused him to miss exam preparation classes and at least one exam.

Brandon was hauled before the superintendent on charges that he had violated the school's bullying policy. Superintendent Todd Carlson told him that the column "went against the bullying policy," and asked him if he "regretted" writing it. When Mr. Wegner stated that he did not regret writing it, and that he stood behind his beliefs, Superintendent Carlson told him that he "had got to be one of the most ignorant kids to try to argue with him about this topic," that "we have the power to suspend you if we want to" and that the column had "personally offended me, so I know you offended other people!"

The First Amendment protects the opinions of all, including student journalists. The bullying at Shawano High School is by Superintendent Todd Carlson and the school officials, not the student, Brandon Wegner. The school officials have displayed blatant intolerance of a view on homosexuality held by many people. The school's actions are shocking and unjustified. The superintendent should immediately apologize and stop the bullying.


Lou Buren of TWAU BLOG: This Todd Carlson sounds like a very twisted and distorted individual. Who's parents obviously failed miserably in raising him. They didn't teach him the Biblical truths behind homosexuality, that those who live that way and don't repent will go to Hell. And that some people in life are going to be offended at things that are facts. And that's ok. It is ok to offend others as long as you are stating facts. Aside from the Factual Biblical sides of this, Mr.Todd Carlson has infringed on this 15 year old's freedom of speech.

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Our republic as America’s founders created it is under assault from extremists outside our country and anti-constitutionalists inside our country. Combined with the flailing American economy and global markets, Western civilization remains on the brink, as experts and all the GOP presidential candidates agree.

President Obama has tried and failed miserably to fix our economy, deepening us and our posterity into more than $6 trillion in additional national debt – something he criticized former President Bush for as “unpatriotic” and “irresponsible.” Yet unemployment rates remain at higher levels than when Obama was elected, and the dollar is as unstable as the Middle East.

As important as it is, now is not the time to be mincing through minutiae and infighting via typical partisan battles. Rome is burning, and we need to appoint the best firemen possible to rush in and put out her fury. What’s critical at this point is to appoint a commander in chief who can clearly lead America to a more solvent and secure future.

No man or candidate is perfect. We all have skeletons in our closet. If buried bones became unforgivable bones of contention, the world would never know or will never know another Benjamin Franklin, King David and others like them. We must remember that we’re electing a president, not a pastor or pope. And with the mainstream media and a billion-dollar Obama campaign coffer on the president’s side, we need a veteran of political war who has already fought Goliath, because he will be facing Goliath’s bigger brother.

In the last few editions of my weekly column, I detailed “10 questions to find our next president” in no particular order of importance. I proposed that the name of the candidate that fills the majority of the answers deserved readers’ vote.

1. Who is most committed to follow and lead by the U.S. Constitution?

2. Who has the greatest leadership ability to rally, unify and mobilize citizens across political and societal spectrums?

3. Who has the best working comprehension of America?

4. Who has the best ability to influence a volatile world away from its brink of destruction?

5. Who has clear and present moral fortitude?

6. Who can best beat President Barack Obama (in and outside of debates)?

7. Who has the best abilities to lead Washington politics and politicians?

8. Who has the best plan and leadership ability to restore America’s economy?

9. Who is the most fiscally prudent?

10. Who has demonstrated the highest regard for human life?

For my wife, Gena, and I, we sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer to most of those questions and deserves our endorsement and vote.

We agree with our friend and governor of the great state of Texas, Rick Perry, when he suspended his campaign and endorsed Gingrich, that Newt “has the heart of a conservative reformer.” We believe Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days. And he is the best man left on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine.

I would only challenge and call Newt to fulfill the rallying strategy he outlined in South Carolina in November by utilizing the expertise and skill sets of the other GOP presidential candidates (even those who have bowed out) among his future administration. Newt explained:

I do approach this whole campaign, I think, differently from everybody else. We have a number of friends who are also running. We have no opponents except Barack Obama. I think that’s very important. I think [Abraham] Lincoln was very wise, as was captured in a book called “Team of Rivals,” in actually developing literally everybody who [was] his opponent ended up in the [presidential] Cabinet, because he needed all of them in order to be able to put together the political power during the crisis that we faced. I would say the same thing. I don’t know a single person currently running who wouldn’t be a very effective member of an administrative team who doesn’t have real talent and in some way would bring a unique strength. I don’t have any opponents on the Republican side.

Again, as Gov. Perry said during his “strategic retreat” (citing Gen. Sam Houston) from the GOP presidential race, “This mission is greater than any one man.”

I’m tired of watching our country being torn to shreds by those who think the answer is more government debt and control. I’m tired of being in bondage to a tax system that robs U.S. citizens like the king of England did before the Revolution. I’m tired of watching our sovereignty being sold by foreign loans and loose borders. And I will not sit back and merely watch this decay and degradation of the U.S. and then hand it over to my children and grandchildren to deal with.

That is why Gena and I have committed the rest of our lives to help Old Glory rise again to her heights of splendor. And that is why we are endorsing and standing with Newt Gingrich, because we believe he can lead all of us who have committed to the same.

If you’re ready to keep fighting the good fight and once and for all restore our republic, then I invite you to join my wife, Gena, and I by endorsing, rallying behind and voting for Newt Gingrich as GOP nominee and then president of the United States.



Ron Paul Hot Air Balloon Taken Down After SCHP Request

Balloon Causes Traffic Slowdown On SC Interstate

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -- It's deflated now, but a Ron Paul hot air balloon along the side of Interstate 85 caused traffic to slow down Thursday morning.

The balloon could be seen from a South Carolina Department Of Transportation camera.

DOT officials say the balloon had Ron Paul's name on it.

People looking at the balloon slowed down around Pelham Road in Greenville County causing a four-mile backup at one point.

SC Department of Public Safety spokesman Sid Gaulden told News 4 that the South Carolina Highway Patrol asked the operator of the hot air balloon, Remus Toppeta of Greer, to take it down because it was causing a hazard.

Gaudlin said SCHP gave Toppeta a written warning for improper lane use because the balloon was set up in the middle of the frontage road.


Personally, I get a little sick of publicity stunts like this. I mean, they don't work. And cause you to look silly. And we all know Ron Paul isn't ever going to win anything. He always trails in every race he's in. And he's too dumb to figure out he should drop out of the race. So he'll keep sending balloons and blimps up in the air, that say (Google Ron Paul). And his army of internet trolls will keep googling Ron Paul.lol

Student's Opinion Column Censored for Promoting Natural Adoption

January 19, 2012

School officials at Shawano High School needlessly censored and apologized for a 15-year-old's op-ed article supporting natural mother-father adoption. It was a part of an editorial page which presented both viewpoints, each articulated by students. After the school newspaper was published in the local town paper, a homosexual in the community complained to the school. School officials took immediate action and censored the article supporting natural adoption.

In its statement, the school "sincerely apologized" for the Biblical viewpoint presented by one student. The school claimed that the censored article created a "negative environment." Liberty Counsel believes that school officials have violated the First Amendment protections of both free expression and religious freedom. It is acceptable for school officials to render entire topics off limits, but once they allow a topic to be addressed, they may not dictate which opinions are acceptable and which are not. For the school to apologize for just one side of the argument sends a clear and biased message in favor of the other side.

The school has thus sacrificed constitutional freedoms on the altar of political correctness. Shawano's actions were not only unconstitutional, but were also the deepest form of educational hypocrisy. This is not education, it is indoctrination. The school should apologize - not for the student's viewpoint, but for its shameful censorship.


Rick Perry Drops Presidential Bid, Throws Support to Newt Gingrich

Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race Thursday and endorsed Newt Gingrich, a move that comes just two days before the South Carolina Republican primary.

The Texas governor, saying he will return to his state "with pride," announced in South Carolina that "there is no viable path forward for me in this 2012 campaign."

After surging to the front of the GOP field upon entering the race last summer, Perry struggled to sustain that support and endured disappointing finishes in the leadoff Iowa and New Hampshire contests. He said Thursday he entered the race with a "sense of calling," but realizes "when it's time to make a strategic retreat."

"I've always believed the mission is greater than the man," Perry said.

The Texas governor offered a brief but robust endorsement of former House speaker Gingrich on his way out of the race, calling him a "conservative visionary." While Perry is polling only in single digits in South Carolina, his endorsement could make a difference in the tightening contest if his supporters gravitate toward a particular candidate.

"Newt is not perfect, but who among us is? The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption," Perry said. "I have no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative reformer, the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement."

Gingrich said in a statement he is "humbled and honored" to have Perry's support.

Perry was seen as competing for social conservative supporters alongside Rick Santorum and Gingrich, though the latter two candidates were faring much better in the polls.


While we were fans of gov. Perry, we appreciate the fact he knew he wasn't winning and decided to drop out and give endorsement to Newt Gingrich. Out of all the GOP candidates we favor Gingrich the most. But like we have stated before, we'll support the GOP nominee whoever it ends up being. TWAU BLOG

Quote of the day

Wisdom starts with accepting the Bible at face value for exactly what it says. When someone strays from its truth, no matter how many degrees they hold, they are the most foolish of all people.

Lou Buren


GOP Rejects Obama Debt Hike, but ...

Republican-led House's vote against Obama's request to raise the debt ceiling is largely symbolic, as president will still have authority to raise debt limit if Senate passes the measure.

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reject a request by President Obama to raise the debt ceiling -- a largely symbolic vote, since the Senate is expected to allow the debt ceiling hike.

The House voted, 239-176, in support of a measure that voices opposition to the increase. Six Democrats voted along with Republicans to oppose the debt ceiling increase. House Republicans had only one defection -- California Rep. David Dreier.

The proposal came before the House as part of the bipartisan debt deal struck in August. Under the deal, Obama was required the submit a request to Congress to raise the debt ceiling in three stages. The latest request, which was the final stage, would raise the debt ceiling by another $1.2 trillion.

Despite Wednesday's vote, Obama would still have the authority to raise the debt limit unless the Senate follows suit. Even then, both chambers would likely need to muster a two-thirds majority in order to override a presidential veto. The Senate is expected to vote next week on the resolution, a senior Senate Democratic leadership aide told Fox News.

Under last year's debt increase law, supported by all of the top GOP leaders on Capitol Hill, the debt limit is automatically raised 15 days after the president officially notifies lawmakers that the government is close to the current $15.2 trillion cap -- unless Congress votes to deny the borrowing increase.

The political dance choreographed under last summer's Budget Control Act was designed to permit lawmakers, mostly Republicans, to vote against the debt increase but not actually block it, which would provoke a first-ever, market-rattling default on U.S. government obligations.

The debate offered Tea Party-backed GOP freshmen an opportunity to cast blame on the White House and Democratic-controlled Senate for the nation's fiscal ills. The national debt has skyrocketed during Obama's first term -- from $10.6 trillion on Inauguration Day to $15.2 trillion today. Much of the blame lies with the deep recession Obama inherited, which made revenues plummet, but almost $1 trillion of the increase can be attributed to Obama's 2009 deficit-financed economic stimulus bill.

"Instead of giving the president more power to spend money we do not have, Congress should work together to find ways to cut spending and put America back on a path to fiscal responsibility," said Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C.

Democrat Jared Polis of Colorado said that even under last year's nonbinding House GOP budget plan, the national debt would have risen by more than $5 trillion over the coming decade anyway. And he pointed out that the new borrowing authority is needed to pay for a $1 trillion-plus omnibus spending bill that many Republicans supported just last month.

"We're here playing a counter-productive and absurd game," Polis said.

Even one GOP veteran said Wednesday's debate was a futile exercise, given how the August debt pact intentionally stacked the cards in Obama's favor.

"We have in effect given the president of the United States the ability to raise the debt ceiling without us not having any control whatsoever," said veteran Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind. "We gave the president carte blanche and it's dead wrong."

The House passed a similar resolution in September after Obama used his authority to raise the debt cap by $500 billion.

Last year's debt agreement permits a total debt limit increase of $2.1 trillion in exchange for an equivalent amount in spending cuts, which would be spread out over the coming decade. The first $900 billion comes from caps on the day-to-day operations of federal agencies.
Fox News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.


LOU BUREN OF TWAU BLOG: Are you freekin kidding me right now?! Obama has spent $15+ trillion dollars we don't have already and now he wants to spend even more?! Wow, I'm just mind boggled at how idiotic this guy is! friends, Obama is spending us into a mess we'll never be able to get out of. And worse, placing our kids and their kids in a debt crisis they will never be able to come out of. It must stop! And we can make that happen by voting Obama out of office this year.

He must go! If we end up with him another 4 years, I shutter to think of the carnage he'll inflict. May Gods will be that he be only a one term usurper. Comments are welcome below....

The above video was before Obama's latest quest for even more debt...

Group blasts Gingrich for limiting hires to Muslims who renounce Shariah law

The largest Muslim civil liberties group in the United States on Wednesday condemned Newt Gingrich for saying he would only hire Muslims to his administration if they renounced the use of Islam's Shariah law as a tool for U.S. government.

Calling Gingrich "one of the nation's worst promoters of anti-Muslim bigotry," the Council of American Islamic Relations suggested the Republican presidential candidate is a segregationist.

"Newt Gingrich's vision of America segregates our citizens by faith. His outdated political ideas look backward to a time when Catholics and Jews were vilified and their faiths called a threat," said CAIR Legislative Director Corey Sayolor in a statement.

"The time for bias in American politics has passed and Newt Gingrich looks like a relic of an ugly era," Sayolor said.

CAIR said the release was prompted by the candidate's remarks Tuesday in Columbia when, asked if he would ever endorse a Muslim running for president.

"It would depend entirely on whether they would commit in public to give up Shariah," Gingrich said.

"A truly modern person who happened to worship Allah would not be a threat, a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any effort to impose it on the rest of us, would be a mortal threat," Gingrich told the crowd, adding that he's "totally opposed" to Shariah law being applied in American courts and favors a federal law that "preempts" its use.

This month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Oklahoma ban on the application of "Sharia law" and "international law" in courts.

Pointing to the religious freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, CAIR defends Shariah law as a set of beliefs that "teaches marital fidelity, generous charity and a thirst for knowledge," and mandates that Muslims respect the law of the land in which they live.

Gingrich had a different interpretation of Shariah law, pointing to the, "rising Islamization of Turkey has been accompanied by a 1,400 percent increase in women being killed."

"When you look at the application of Shariah in places like Iran, when you look at churches being burned in Nigeria and Egypt, and that the decline of Christians in Iraq from a million, 200 thousand when the Americans arrived to about 500,000 today, I think it depends entirely on the person," he said.

"If they are a modern person integrated in the modern world and they are prepared to recognize all religions, that's one thing. On the other hand, if they're Saudis, who demand that we respect them while they refuse to allow Christians to worship in Saudi Arabia, that's something different," he continued.

Later in the day during a question and answer session in Aiken, S.C., Gingrich also called the Ground Zero mosque "a deliberate and willful insult to the people of the United States who suffered an attack by people who are motivated by the same thing."

"I think the time has come for us to have an honest conversation about Islamic radicalism. I don't think we should be intimidated by our political elites, and I don't think we should be intimidated by universities who have been accepting money from the Saudis and who, therefore, now have people who are apologists for the very people who want to kill us," he said.
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Lou Buren of TWAU BLOG: I couldn't agree more with Gingrich. The rise of Islamic radicals in America is out of control. The liberal mainstream media won't cover it, but it's happening. Do you realise that some federal judges are hearing cases involving muslims in America. And they are using Shariah law as a basis in their judgement? Inch by inch they are trying to transform America. They want Islam to be the way of life. Many scholars predict that the anti-Christ will be Islamic. Oppose Islam in any way, shape, or form. Only support people like Gingrich who openly oppose it. Thank you.


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I agree with Gingrich, I believe Obama will lose by a landslide. Not because Americans like his opponent. But because they can't stand him! And the American people realise Obama is destroying our nation. People are not stupid. Even liberals dislike Obama now, so he will lose by a landslide.

Of course he'll have the black and hispanic vote, simply because he isn't white. But most of the people who voted for him in 2008, will not be voting for him again. He lied to everyone. Didn't keep any of his promises. 2012 MUST BE AN ANYBODY BUT OBAMA VOTE!

Usurper Obama is trying to take baby steps into becoming a dictator. Well, that's over! It's time for him to be dismissed from office. WE THE PEOPLE WILL DISMISS HIM IN 2012.

Although, I don't agree with all of Newt's idea's. He is still better than Obama. PeeWee Herman would be better in office than Obama is.


Eric Holder's Political Prosecution of Pro-Life Educator Thrown Out of Court

Judge suspects conspiracy between Eric Holder's DOJ and abortion clinic to violate pro-lifers' First Amendment rights

We have successfully defended Mary Susan Pine. A federal judge has ended Attorney General Eric Holder's two-year political prosecution of this pro-life educator. Holder accused Pine of obstructing the entrance to an abortion clinic, in violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act ("FACE").

In granting summary judgment, Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp concluded that the government lacked evidence to prove not just one, but "all three elements of its FACE claim." Judge Ryskamp chastised Holder for seeking to apply federal law in a clearly unconstitutional manner: "Stretching the terms of FACE to apply to this case ... would unjustifiably impinge on Ms. Pine's First Amendment rights."

The Government's decision to prosecute Pine despite having no evidence of wrongdoing prompted Judge Ryskamp to suspect a conspiracy at the highest level of the Obama Administration: "The Court is at a loss as to why the Government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place," he wrote. "The Court can only wonder whether this action was the product of a concerted effort between the Government and the PWC [Presidential Women's Center], which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine's activities rather than to vindicate the rights of those allegedly aggrieved by Ms. Pine's conduct."

This is a tremendous victory not just for Susan Pine, but for the First Amendment and the pro-life movement. Attorney General Holder sought to use federal law as a billy club against pro-lifers, but received instead a clobbering from the very Constitution he had sworn to protect.

Freedom-loving Americans everywhere should rejoice.
Liberty Counsel


Breaking: Huntsman to withdraw tomorrow

According to National Journal, the often strange campaign of Jon Huntsman will come to an end tomorrow in a formal withdrawal from the Republican presidential nomination race. Huntsman plans to endorse Mitt Romney on his way out:

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will announce on Monday that he is dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in last week’s New Hampshire primary, a source confirmed to National Journal.

Huntsman will endorse Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, squashing any potential rumors that he will seek to run as an independent candidate.

The New York Times also hears the same thing:

Jon M. Huntsman Jr. informed his advisers on Sunday that he intends to drop out of the Republican presidential race, ending his candidacy a week before he had hoped to revive his campaign in the South Carolina primary.

Mr. Huntsman, who had struggled to live up to the soaring expectations of his candidacy, made plans to make an announcement as early as Monday. He had been set to participate in an evening debate in Myrtle Beach.

Matt David, campaign manager to Mr. Huntsman, confirmed the decision in an interview Sunday evening. “The governor and his family, at this point in the race, decided it was time for Republicans to rally around a candidate who could beat Barack Obama and turn around the economy,” Mr. David said. “That candidate is Gov. Mitt Romney.”

A third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary last week failed to jump start his flagging candidacy, aides said, and his campaign limped into South Carolina with little money. Mr. Huntsman has spent days pondering his future in the race, but aides said that he concluded he was unlikely to topple Mitt Romney or match the momentum of his Republican rivals in the conservative Southern primary.

That was the obvious conclusion after Tuesday’s third-place finish, far back of Romney in the state Huntsman made his stand. Earlier this week, I asked where Huntsman thought his path to victory lay, because it certainly wasn’t going to be South Carolina, Florida, or Michigan. It took Huntsman a few more days than everyone else, but eventually recognized reality.

I used the usual joke in the subhead, but does this really help Mitt Romney? Huntsman’s core of voters in New Hampshire were Democrats, people who didn’t like the Tea Party, and people who generally approve of Barack Obama’s job performance. Where would these voters have gone in this primary without Huntsman anyway? Perhaps a few might have migrated to Ron Paul, but that’s hard to imagine. Romney will graciously accept the endorsement, but it’s not going to change his position much in the next few states anyway. Romney’s better off with more people in the race, not fewer.

Update: Normally National Journal’s Reid Wilson is a good analyst, but he’s way off with this:

Huntsman had sought to portray himself as an electable, pragmatic alternative to the Republican field. He made a point to support teaching the theory of evolution and to acknoweldge the science behind climate change, and he cast himself more recently as the only candidate who has put service to the nation before his own political party, by serving as President Obama’s ambassador to China.

But his message was out of step with a Republican base driven by Tea Party populism and anger with the political status quo almost from the moment he began running. If Huntsman didn’t represent that status quo, voters certainly didn’t see their anger reflected in his calm demeanor. …

He was, in essence, the answer to a call for a pragmatic centrist who could reach out to Democrats that no one in the Republican Party ever made.

As I responded on Twitter, Jon Huntsman wasn’t a “pragmatic centrist who could reach out to Democrats.” He governed in Utah as a conservative in a state controlled by the GOP, but talked like a centrist who despised conservatives. Huntsman’s expensive and embarrassing flop really isn’t much more complicated than that.


It's no surprise Huntsman dropped out. But it's a shame he decided to go out endorsing Romney. Like I've said before, we'll support whoever ends up running against Obama, not because we like or dislike who runs against him. But because we need to get rid of Obama. He is an evil/twisted fool who is destroying our nation. He is an outsider and he must go. That's why 2012 must be an anybody but Obama vote!


Still reeling from the Obama administration’s ongoing socialist makeover of their country, most Americans have understandably focused their outrage on the executive and legislative branches of government, watching a rogue president and radicalized Congress wreak havoc on the freest, most prosperous nation on earth.

Yet, the branch of government arguably most responsible for the “fundamental transformation of America” is neither the executive nor legislative. As the January issue of WND’s monthly Whistleblower magazine dramatically shows, the most arrogant, unaccountable and transformational branch of government today is the judiciary, which, virtually unshackled from the Constitution, has declared itself the supreme branch of government.

Unquestionably, the most consequential downward changes America has suffered in recent decades – corruptions of law, foundational values and core institutions so radical that no president, no Congress, no governor or state legislature, could conceivably implement them – have been forced on Americans by a rogue judiciary.

Wantonly irrational and unconstitutional judicial decisions are now the norm – from the California judge who overruled the will of millions of voters and single-handedly legalized same-sex marriage in that state (only to later reveal he himself is a homosexual in a long-term relationship with another man – a gross conflict of interest); to the Ninth Circuit ruling that schoolchildren can’t say “under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance; to the Texas judge who threatened to throw students in jail for praying or even uttering words like “prayer” or “amen” at a graduation ceremony; to the Supreme Court’s notorious 2005 Kelo decision allowing local governments literally to confiscate a citizen’s property and award it to another party if that “taking” increased their tax revenues; to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that invented the “constitutional right” to kill preborn children – 50 million and counting.

And for every high-profile case like these, there are a multitude of others – like that of the Vermont judge who took a little girl away from her loving, Christian, biological mother and awarded full custody instead to the mother’s one-time lesbian partner who reportedly gives the child nightmares – decisions that, over time, have degraded Americans’ basic freedoms, faith, institutions and values.

Worse, Americans have long been deceived into believing there’s nothing they can do – that once a judge rules, it’s “game over,” especially when the Supreme Court decides a case. Only a constitutional amendment can trump a Supreme Court decision, we’ve been taught.


As “JUDGES GONE WILD” reveals, though America’s judiciary has usurped power it does not constitutionally possess, it is only the cowardice and complicity of the other two branches of government – executive and legislative – and the ignorance of state governments and the general public that keep the modern myth of “judicial supremacy” alive.

In reality, as Whistleblower comprehensively demonstrates, there are a host of powerful, constitutionally prescribed remedies a right-thinking Congress and president can readily employ to stop an out-of-control judiciary in its tracks. Whistleblower even shows how some of America’s most popular presidents, from Jefferson to Jackson to Lincoln, have used these very tools to neutralize judicial tyranny and re-establish the balance of power the founding fathers ordained.


In some states like California liberal judges have deemed that prisoners in state facilities have inadequate health care. When all the while they have the best medical care on the planet. Now a days, prisoners have more rights than the officers who supervise them and the general public. We must get a handle on this tyranny being inflicted upon our society by the liberal judges.


Pentagon condemns Marines’ behavior in graphic video, as unit identified

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday harshly condemned alleged behavior in a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. The Pentagon chief said he'd ordered a full investigation into the alleged incident, which comes amid sensitive diplomatic initiatives to try to advance reconciliation talks with the Taliban.

"I have seen the footage, and I find the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable," Panetta said in a press statement sent to Yahoo News Thursday. "I condemn it in the strongest possible terms."

Pentagon investigators have already identified two of the four U.S. Marines who appear on the video, the Associated Press reported Thursday.



"A Marine official said Thursday that the four were members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to its home base in North Carolina last fall after a tour in Afghanistan," the AP report said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing criminal investigation, said that "at least some of the four Marines are no longer in that battalion," the AP said.

The video--which went viral after being posted to YouTube on Wednesday--appears to show four American Marines urinating on the corpses of three Taliban fighters. (Due to its graphic content, Yahoo has posted an edited version of the posted video from ABC News, which you can see above.)

"Have a nice day, buddy,' one of the alleged U.S. Marines said on the video.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday "condemned the video, describing the men's actions as 'inhuman' and calling for an investigation," Reuters reported.

Panetta called Karzai Thursday to convey his horror at the alleged incident and promise a full investigation, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

Panetta told Karzai "that the conduct depicted in the footage is utterly deplorable, and that it does not reflect the standards or values American troops are sworn to uphold," Little told journalists in a press readout of the call Thursday. "The Secretary also noted in the conversation that he has ordered that the video be immediately and fully investigated."

Panetta ordered the Marine Corps and the top U.S commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen to launch an immediate and full investigation of the alleged incident, which will hold the responsible parties accountable for their conduct.

He was joined in his condemnation by Senate Armed Services Committee ranking Republican John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said the alleged behavior by a few individuals in the video does not represent the honorable conduct and service of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops.


The following words are those of one of TWAU BLOG'S main contributors: Lou Buren

Ok, I'm not seeing what the big deal is here. The Islamic terrorists and Taliban regime have posted some pretty horrible videos online of American soldiers being beheaded and tortured. Instead of negotiating with devils like these people the United States should be wiping them off the map. I see little wrong with what the troops did in this video. The Taliban are evil murderers that want America destroyed and all of us dead.

My words are much different than those who try to be politically correct. I'm a firm believer that to be politically correct is to be a liar. So I say if the marines want to urinate on dead murderers, hey what ever. Thank the troops, don't bad mouth them.
Lou Buren


Man charged after baby found in McPherson Square tent

A man is facing child cruelty charges after his 13-month-old daughter was found alone in a tent in the Occupy DC camp at McPherson Square.

Occupy members told authorities that a baby was alone in a tent at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman. Officers found the girl alone in the tent with no adults around. The baby had been alone for at least half an hour, Schlosser said.

A man returned to the park while police were investigating and said he was the baby's father, Schlosser said. The man was charged with attempted second-degree cruelty to children. Schlosser would not release the man's name, saying doing so could identify the child.

It was raining and the temperature was in the mid-40s when officers found the baby, Schlosser said. He said emergency responders examined the girl, who was found to be healthy.

Schlosser said he didn't know whether the man arrested was part of the Occupy DC contingent.


You'll notice that the occupy morons haven't been in the news lately. It's been pretty cold outside lately. So perhaps they took a break. If only they had as much endurance as they had stupidity.


Documents have been uncovered revealing the Department of Homeland Security, run by Janet Napolitano under Barack Obama’s direction, is monitoring dozens of popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, the Drudge Report, the Middle East Media Research Institute, and Jihad Watch, and is collecting “personally identifiable information.”

The documents first were uncovered by Reuters, and have been confirmed as genuine by Washington officials.

A document dated Nov. 15, 2011, and titled “Privacy Compliance Review of the NOC Media Monitoring Initiative” explained the program.

The government, the document said, “monitored publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites, and message boards to collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”

Included in the information collected, the document confirmed, were “limited instances of personally identifiable information.” The data is used by the DHS and other agencies including the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The full list of sites included Vimeo, YouTube and Myspace Video. Also on the list are Stormpulse, Flickr, TwitterAPI, Radio on Twitter, TV on Twitter, TweetStats, AllAfrica, CNOnews, Cryptome, Global Security Newswire, Google Blog, Homeland Security Today, Jihad Watch, MEMRI, MS-13 News, Plowshares Fund, STRATFOR, Science Daily and dozens of others.

The spy operation was “permitted to collect PII on the following categories of individuals when it lends credibility to the report or facilities coordination with federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, foreign, or international government partners:”


Don't let the Obama regime play their mind games on you and get the upper-hand. I don't care if PeeWee Herman runs against him. I'd much rather take my chances with PeeWee. Obama is a wicked Christian hating fool. And he must be voted out in 2012. Remember friends, 2012 is an anybody but Obama vote!



Maverick Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is challenging the Obama administration’s Department of Justice to present evidence to back its charge that his office is discriminating against Hispanics.

“Prove it,” Arpaio said in remarks directed at Holder in an interview with WND.

“If Eric Holder has evidence that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has engaged in systematic violations of the civil rights of Hispanic, then show me the evidence,” Arpaio said.

Arpaio contends that the 22-page complaint the Department of Justice released Dec. 15 against his office was nothing more than anecdotal and didn’t prove there are systematic sheriff’s department policies aimed at depriving Hispanics in Maricopa County of their civil rights.

Nor was Arpaio concerned that the DOJ might take him and his sheriff’s department to federal court.

“If the Justice Department wants to take me to court, I’m ready,” Arpaio said.

Arpaio was responding to a statement emailed today to WND in which the DOJ threatened to go to court immediately rather than show Arpaio’s office and the U.S. public the evidence it claims to have.

“If MCSO wants to debate the facts instead of fixing the problems stated in our findings, we will do so by way of litigation,” DOJ said in the statement.

The statement implied the DOJ already has rejected an offer of cooperation made yesterday by attorneys representing MCSO in a cover letter to the MCSO 38-page response to the DOJ complaint.

In the cover letter, Arpaio attorney Joseph J. Popolizio made it clear that the sheriff was willing to cooperate with Holder and the DOJ, but only if the DOJ revealed to the MCSO and the public its proof.

“Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and the MCSO are certainly interested in constructive dialogue, but constructive dialogue can only occur if the DOJ provides the facts and information on which it bases its findings,” Popolizio wrote.

Nothing more than a political attack?

Arpaio also took exception to the DOJ assertion that the federal investigation against his office began under the Bush administration.

“There may have been complaints filed with the Justice Department under the Bush administration,” Arpaio conceded, “but we were first notified in March 2009 – in the Obama administration’s first 100 days – that the Department of Justice had begun a formal investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.”

Arpaio pointed out that after three years of cooperating with the Justice Department investigation, the his office was given only one-hour’s advance notice that the report was going to be released.

On the morning of Dec. 15, the Justice Department called officials of the Sheriff’s office to a 9 a.m. meeting, refusing to disclose in advance the purpose of the meeting.

One hour later, at 10 a.m. local time, Perez held a press conference in Phoenix, making the Arpaio report public.

DOJ officials turned away MCSO representatives from attending the press conference, claiming the room was too full to permit additional attendees.

Arpaio questioned the timing of the press conference, noting that Dec. 15 was one day after the first anniversary of the gun battle near the Arizona border in which Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was gunned down by illegal immigrants armed with weapons supplied by the Justice Department in the now controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation that has brought Holder under considerable political pressure to resign.

Clearly, winning the Latino vote is a key presidential election strategy for the Democratic Party in 2012.

On Sept. 28, Obama gave a White House interview to three Latino journalists in which he singled out Arpaio by name and declared Maricopa County should not be taken as the “model” for U.S. immigration laws.

Some observers also note the timing. The Obama administration chose to make public allegations resulting from a three-year DOJ investigation after Arpaio authorized a MCSO Cold Case Posse to investigate Obama’s birth certificate and his eligibility to be president under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.

Moreover, the DOJ in delivering the Dec. 15 complaint indicated Arapio’s office would have only two months to comply – timing coincident with the scheduled February 2012 release of the Cold Case Posse’s investigation.

Arpaio reminded WND that he is a sheriff, elected by the voters of Maricopa County. As such, he is the chief law enforcement officer in the county, not an appointed law enforcement officer responsible to the mayor, a state attorney general or even to the attorney general of the United States.

“I report to the people of Maricopa County,” Arpaio said, “and I intend to continue enforcing the immigration laws of the state of Arizona as long as I hold this office.”

Arpaio also told WND that he intends to run for re-election as Maricopa County sheriff in 2012, despite efforts organized in Phoenix by activist-attorney Randy Parraz to pressure the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors into demanding Arpaio’s resignation.


We pray that Sheriff Arpaio keeps his head up and stands strong through this time of being attacked by liberals. Sheriff Joe is America's top cop. A true leader in the fight to secure the borders. Obama has most likely ordered the DOJ to attack Sheriff Joe because of the investigation on his birth certificate by the posse.

Stay strong Joe! We love and support you!

Oprah, a very lost soul.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. (John 14:6 KJV)

We shall pray for Oprah that God may open her eyes and that she may learn and know that Jesus is the one and only way to Heaven. She is on a path to hell and sadly pulling down many with her.

Home-schooling looking better and better.

Public schools are getting scarier and scarier. If you can't already see it, there is a war going on. A war waged against Christianity. And Public schools are no longer a good place to send your kids.

The way we see it, is if public schools have made God unwelcome in their class. We should feel that they don't deserve to have our kids present in their class. Christian based home schooling is the answer now.


Oklahoma Mother, 18, Kills Intruder Breaking Into Her Home While on Phone With 911

911 operator told young mother she could not shoot until man entered her home.

This is why it's so important to protect the 2nd amendment. Liberals would have young ladies like this unarmed in this type of situation with their stiff gun laws. All the while intruders would still be armed because they ignore laws.


Once someone enters your home unauthorized, it's open season. And you are protected under the law.

If for some reason you end up needing legal help, you can contact Liberty Counsel.


5 minute work out for fat burning

Gingrich still alive after Iowa

(Reuters) - Bruised, battered and defiant, Newt Gingrich limped out of Iowa after a fourth-place finish in the state's Republican presidential contest on Tuesday. But he is still alive.

Hit by plummeting poll numbers in recent days, Gingrich is likely now to hold on until the South Carolina primary on January 21 and hope for the backing of conservatives there.

His main rival, Mitt Romney, is expected to handily win the next vote, in New Hampshire on Tuesday, leaving South Carolina as the main battleground in the early balloting for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the November election.

Gingrich, known for his feisty nature during his time in the House of Representatives, had vowed not to have a negative campaign in Iowa. But he lashed out at Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, blaming SuperPAC fundraising groups linked to Romney and libertarian Ron Paul for the negative TV ads that knocked him from atop the Iowa polls.

"Together I think we survived the biggest onslaught in the history of the Iowa primary," Gingrich said.

"We aren't going to go out and run nasty ads," Gingrich told supporters after it became clear he had won just 13 percent of the Iowa vote.

"But I do reserve the right to tell the truth. And if the truth seems negative, that may be more a comment on (Romney's) record than it is on politics," he said, vowing to strike back by challenging Romney's conservative credentials in the weeks ahead.


I personally don't care who gets the republican nomination at this point. I was kinda hoping Newt would get it. But even if it's Romney, it's fine! I'd rather have a mormon in office than a muslim loving socialist. And I think most of America would agree with me on that.

2012 must be an anybody but Obama vote. Number 1 priority is get Obama out!


In 1866, a German scientist and strong supporter of Darwin, Ernst Haeckel, got into trouble for faking evidence. He supposedly showed that developing embryos go through the earlier evolutionary stages of their species. The scientific community investigated his so-called discovery and found that he had faked his drawings. Unfortunately, textbooks today – well over a century later – still present this faked evidence in support of evolution.

As a result, many people today still believe this false scientific theory. One of the most widely used "evidences" used to support this idea today is the claim that the developing human fetus has "gill slits" at one point in its development.

The truth is, the developing fetus has folds of skin around its neck that contain the developing organs found in the neck. These folds have nothing in common with gills. While no scientist today accepts this theory – and it is even refuted in most encyclopedias – it can still be found in textbooks used by high school students! Why? It would seem that few scientists have the courage to challenge this idea they know is wrong because it might make them appear to oppose evolution! But even worse is that this anti-scientific idea continues to be used as a "scientific" justification for abortion.

Yes, it's true. The wrong view on origins can result in some disastrous "science" as well as human suffering!


The evolution lie has also been linked to racism. Visit our friends at Answers In Genesis for more information on evolution.


Just as famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is preparing to release results of his investigation of Barack Obama’s eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 ballot, a top-gun activist who led a successful campaign to recall a key Arpaio ally is now targeting the sheriff himself.

In the coming weeks, it will be decided whether transplanted radical attorney-activist and “community organizer” Randy Parraz can force Arpaio to resign before the sheriff’s Cold Case Posse has a chance to deliver a report in February.

Parraz, who has made his career applying Saul Alinsky-style community organizer tactics for radical leftist movements in the U.S. and Canada, has told WND that Arpaio “has to go.”

Arpaio’s response: “No way will I resign,” he told WND.

Parraz’s skills as a leftist political activist are not to be underestimated. Last year, he helped lead the recall campaign that removed long-time Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce after Pearce championed the passage of Arizona’s tough immigration bill, SB 1070.

With Pearce gone, Parraz has set his sites on Arpaio.

“Our focus right now is to hold Sheriff Arpaio accountable for what he has done – his abuse of power, the corruption, all the things he has done under his leadership,” Parraz told WND in a telephone interview. “We need to have a fresh start; we need to get him out

Parraz said “the only way we can do this is to engage the citizens in a way in which they have never been engaged before.”

He has focused his strategy on the five-person Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the governing body that directly oversees the operation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are going to the Jan. 11 meeting of the Board of Supervisors to get placed on the agenda the recent Department of Justice and the report of the 400 uninvestigated sex crimes,” he explained.

A vote of three of the five supervisors or a decision by the chairman is required to get an item placed on the board’s agenda.

As WND reported, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has issued a 22-page report charging that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has engaged in racial profiling of Hispanics and other violations of federal civil rights laws.

Parraz’s maneuver is strictly political, since the Board of Supervisors lacks the authority to force the sheriff to resign.


The liberals are extremely afraid of the results of Sheriff Joe's investigation being exposed. That has never been more clear. Sheriff Joe is America's top cop and we trust that he would never resign because of this lames pressure tactics. Please join us in supporting Sheriff Joe!

He has been a true leader in the fight to secure our borders. He has been seeking the truth about Obama's qualifications to be president. The wicked liberals hate how he does his job, because he does his job well.


For the first time in dozens of court cases challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, a judge has ruled that Obama must, in order to be a candidate on the Georgia ballot for president in 2012, meet the constitutional demands for candidates for the office.

A hearing has been scheduled later this month for evidence on the issue that has plagued Obama and his presidency since long before he took office. At issue is the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural-born citizen.” Some allege he was not born in the U.S. as he has claimed and, therefore, is not eligible.

Others, including top constitutional expert Herb Titus, contend that the term “natural-born citizen,” which is not defined in the Constitution, would have been understood when the document was written to mean the offspring of two U.S. citizens. That argument is supported by a 19th-century U.S. Supreme Court decision

Under that standard, Obama could not qualify, because his father, as identified on the “Certificate of Live Birth” image released by the White House, was a foreign national who came from Kenya to study in the U.S. and never was a citizen.


Wow, we finally got a judge who understands the constitution and that this usurper in the oval office must be stopped. This could be just what every Obama opposer has been wishing for. We know Obama can provide computer digitized fake birth certificates, but now he's going to have to cough up a real long form birth certificate. And we all know he can't do that. Because he doesn't have one.

If the other states follow suit on this precedence it could spell big trouble for the socialist usurper. And recovery for America.

Remember folks, 2012 is an anybody but Obama vote!


A man identifying himself as a brain surgeon has issued a warning to Americans age 70 and over that the secret plans being developed by the federal government under the Obamacare law will provide only “comfort care” for some ailments.

The stunning statements from the man who was interviewed by radio show host Mark Levin confirmed that there are, indeed, “death panels” being raised to restrict what could be live-saving or life-extending care based on the decisions of bureaucrats.

The issue of such “death panels” early on was cited by former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who said the Obamacare law’s provisions for government panels that would make decisions regarding what treatment would – or would not – be allowed amounted to exactly that.

The words prompted a firestorm of criticism by Obama supporters who said that process simply didn’t exist. Nevertheless, the fact that there will be limits on medical treatment under Obamacare is obvious, analysts have confirmed. The question is how such limits are characterized.

Now the man whose name was not released confirmed to Levin that those panels will exist.

He said shortly before the interview, in November, he had returned from a conference in Washington of an organization of neurosurgeons, and he described that there was a meeting with information presented from the government.

“Basically what the document stated, if you’re over 70 and you come into the emergency room and you’re on government supported care … you get comfort care.”

“Wait a minute,” said Levin. “What’s the source?”

“This is the Obama health care plan for advanced neurosurgical care … Yes, the Health and Human Service [Department] issued [it],” he responded.

He cited the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and another related group, which, when contacted by WND, denied that any such presentation took place, or that the man was, in fact, a physician at all.

The interview:

The AANS said in a prepared statement provided to WND that “an individual claiming to be a ‘brain surgeon’ made several statements referencing neurosurgical care on a Mark Levin radio show segment. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) reviewed this segment and found that it contained several factual inaccuracies which we wish to clarify.”

The statement continued, “The AANS and CNS are unaware of any federal government document directing that advanced neurosurgery for patients over 70 years of age will not be indicated and only supportive care treatment will be provided. Furthermore, in conducting our own due diligence, it appears that the caller who identified himself as a brain surgeon is not a neurosurgeon, nor was there any session at the recent Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ scientific meeting in Washington, D.C. at which a purported government document calling for the rationing of neurosurgical care was discussed.”

The organization said, “Neurosurgeons are committed to providing timely, compassionate, and state of the art treatment for all patients – regardless of age – who have neurosurgical conditions. As such, we have requested that this podcast be removed from Mark Levin’s website as it portrays inaccurate information which could potentially be harmful to the patients that we serve.”

Levin, however, said the denials are not convincing.

“The gentleman used a fake name on the air, so when the associations say they looked into it and could not find that he was at the conference, that is a straw man,” he told WND.

“My call screener was very comfortable that he was what he said he was and I have no basis to disparage anything he said. He knew of the conference, who knew who was holding the conference, who knew of the various meetings at the conference, and he knew the subject-matter thoroughly.”

He continued, “It seems to me the focus by the deniers should be on uncovering what HHS is up to. Have they dug into it, have they filed FOIA requests, have they interviewed numerous attendees, etc.?”

The man who called to Levin’s show said he and his colleagues found the information “disturbing, because as our population gets old the majority of our patients are over 70 who require stroke therapy, aneurysm therapy.”

He said, “They call them ethics panels or ethics committees who get together and meet and decide where the money would go for hospitals and basically for patients over 70 years of age, that advanced neurosurgical care generally is not indicated,” he said.

Levin said, “So Sarah Palin was right we’re going to have these death panels.”

He questioned whether the caller was certain about the information coming from HHS?

“Yep,” the caller said.

“When will the rest of us become aware … after the election?” Levin continued.

“Probably,” the caller said.