We have so many patriots locally but we have such a shortage of precinct committee persons. If I win I will push ridiculously hard for free markets, individual liberty and that is all.
AJ Spiker Re-Elected Chairman
Two great candidates ran for Republican Party State Chairman today. Congratulations to AJ Spiker who defeated Bill Schickel by a vote of 13-5.
2013 NEWLY ELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- AJ Spiker was re-elected Chairman (State Vice-Chair for Ron Paul 2012 Campaign)
- David Fischer was elected Co-Chairman (State Vice-Chair for Ron Paul 2012 Campaign)
- John Kabitzke was re-elected Treasurer (Ron Paul supporter)
by Brian Doherty | Reason
National Review's Robert Costa has some from-the-House-floor gossip about the ultimately feckless, and apparently not diligently planned or executed, mini-revolt against re-electing John Boehner as Speaker of the House yesterday. I blogged yesterday about how Justin Amash and some other Ron Paul-endorsed, liberty-minded Congressmen did not vote for Boehner.
Highlights from Costa:
Members say the rebellion was mostly a project of the libertarians (Justin Amash of Michigan and Walter Jones of North Carolina) and a clique within the Jordan-affiliated RSC, especially members of the class of 2010 (Mulvaney and Labrador) and their allies. It was never something that involved widespread outreach. “I only heard about it from a reporter,” says Phil Gingrey of Georgia, a longtime figure in conservative circles. “That was a real mistake,” acknowledges a House Republican staffer involved with the coup attempt. “My boss didn’t say much to anybody beforehand. They were thinking that maybe they could help Eric Cantor or someone else find a way to win.”
....The height of the tension came when the number of defections was at nine, and the number of abstentions or no-shows was at eight, meaning the magic number of 17 anti-Boehner votes [which would have lead to a second-round] was a possibility...
Corbett Report Podcast #252: Conspiracy theorists Zbigniew Brzezinski believe that organizations of interest work behind the scenes to manipulate world politics. They believe that false flag terror events are used to justify wars of aggression on political enemies. They believe that humanitarian rhetoric is used to mask military aggression, as in Syria. In short, they are realistic observers of world politics, just like Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Join us today on The Corbett Report as we here all about the conspiratorial view of history straight from the horse's mouth.
Fox News: Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards.
Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger.
"They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
Several famous, ex-burglars interviewed share their thoughts on the recent release of gun owner names and addresses by the Journal-News:
"Having a list of who has a gun is like gold - why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?”
- Walter T. Shaw, former burglar and jewel thief
Ron Paul was on with Fox Business' Neil Cavuto for his first interview since leaving Congress. Cavuto was very respectful and complimenting.
Ron Paul: I Don’t Find Optimism in Washington
It’s Not All About Israel
Hagel nomination battle is about interventionism vs. retrenchment
by Justin Raimondo | Antiwar.com
David Ignatius, writing about the furor around the rumored nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, remarks that the first enlisted man to be considered for the job "has taken so much flak he deserves another Purple Heart." That about sums up the tenor of the debate Hagel’s presumed nomination has provoked. A veritable rainbow coalition of nay-sayers has coalesced in opposition: Republican strategist Dan Senor and Democratic strategist and DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas, the Log Cabin Republicans and the anti-gay Christian fundamentalists around Rev. John Hagee, Rachel Maddow and her rightwing counterparts at Fox News. (Oh, and don’t forget the Armenians!)
Meanwhile, neocon godfather-by-descent Bill Kristol is eagerly retailing the complaints of this disparate chorus in his Weekly Standard hate sheet. If these folks ever had a get-together, it would resemble the bar scene in Star Wars.
While each of these disparate voices has its own particular complaint, this curious Popular Front’s main line of attack has been the accusation that Hagel is "anti Israel."
Despite the smear campaign against Hagel, I just heard it on public radio tonight that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will in all likelihood be nominated as Secretary of Defense by President Obama next week possibly Monday or Tuesday. This is being echoed by reports from Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast and NBC News. Support for Hagel’s nomination is mounting an organized effort so there is still hope for his nomination.
Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense: Israel Proponents Launch Outrageous Smear Attack On Presumptive Nominee
Leading foreign policy voices mount pro-Hagel defense – CNN
He researched well for this speech and I really admire his call to follow the Constitution and our founding principles.
Can't we just make citizens' arrests for the traitors who voted for this bill and all the other garbage they enact? Or would that be considered an act of war? Why must we wait for the 'second shot heard round the world?'
The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a "tsunami bomb" designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves.
The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.
The top secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were exploded during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa Peninsula, near Auckland.
It's time to add another journalist to your watch list, Nichole Mischke.
She took a risk late December and made a piece that asked the real questions about what is really going on in Washington. She brought on Dale Fruit and the conversation then got truly informative for people who still watch mainstream news.
This piece was such a hit they are now making a part two. The subject will be ENDING THE FED! I know, right! Look for it on January 7th!
This was announced on her twitter page:
You will not read anything better today than the first Amazon reviews on this toy US military drone: http://www.amazon.com/Maisto-Fresh-Metal-Tailwinds-Endurance...
First of many, but go to the page for more..."My son is very interested in joining the Imperial forces when he grows up. He says he's not sure if he wants to help police the homeland or if he wants to invade foreign countries. So I thought a new Predator drone toy would be a nice gift for him. These drones are used both domestically and internationally, to spy on people and assassinate them at the Emperor's discretion. He just loves flying his drone around our house, dropping Hellfire missiles on Scruffy, our dog. He kept saying that Scruffy was a terror suspect and needed to be taken out. I asked him if Scruffy should get a trial first, and he quoted Lindsay Graham, Imperial Senator: "Shut up Scruffy, you don't get a trial!" I was so proud. I think I'll buy him some video games that promote martial law for Christmas. "
By keeping long-term interest low, the Fed has removed pressure on the president and Congress to deal with deficits.
By Martin Feldstein | The Wall Street Journal
The Federal Reserve is heading in the wrong direction. What the central bank describes as "unconventional monetary policy" is creating dangerous bubbles in asset markets that will lead to higher future inflation and is supporting the explosive growth of the national debt. Its new "communications strategy" will, moreover, only further confuse markets.
The Fed's recently announced plan to buy $85 billion a month of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities will keep long-term interest rates at historic lows, with a 1.6% yield on 10-year Treasurys and a negative yield on 10-year TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities). The Fed sees its strategy as a way of boosting the prices of equities, real estate and other assets. It has indeed boosted asset prices, although the increase in individual balance sheets has had very little positive impact on real economic activity.
Once the Fed stops buying securities, however, interest rates will rise and asset prices, including stock prices, will fall. This will have serious adverse effects on investors, particularly highly leveraged institutions and pension funds.
Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under new fiscal dealSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:04
By Hayley Peterson | The Daily Mail
Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent - or up to $1,784 - the D.C.-based think tank reported.