Category Archives: USA
I was inspired to find a great YouTube video of a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Upon a search, and to my great astonishment, I found this excellent video of Hollywood celebrities like Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Douglas, Renee Zellweger, Kathy Bates and more… reciting the document that created a new world for us all.
This is how the left communicates to the masses… through celebrity. Putting their personal politics aside, this is a public message I can wholeheartedly get behind.
If I didn’t know any better, I would think that they are speaking about standing up to the tyranny of King Obama…
Wow. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz actually has the audacity to be interviewed on national television and lie to the American people about the state of the national economy (nothing new though… I’m not sure Democrats know how to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?)
I’d like her to find me one person who honestly thinks that a near debt-default, highest government spending in history, growing unemployment, rising gas prices, etc. is the equivalent of “turning the economy around”…..
….Well, I suppose if you mean going from BAD to WORSE…. she might have an argument there.
Another Democrat fail.
So, Mr. President…. How’s all that hope-y, change-y stuff workin’ out for ya?
Tick, tock…… 2012 is comin’ fast!
In just over two weeks, the first test of strength with the GOP field to challenge Barack Obama will take place. Ames, Iowa will host the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Hilton Colosseum on the campus of Iowa State University.
From the Associated Press:
The Iowa GOP State Central Committee announced Saturday that the six candidates who reserved space at the Aug. 13 event at Iowa State University in Ames were guaranteed ballot spots. Read the rest of this entry
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have watched the career of 2-term former governor Tim Pawlenty. The now Republican 2012 presidential candidate was a red spot in a blue sea oftentimes. However, Minnesotans have rolled with the Pawlenty punches: the good, the bad & the ugly.
As the infamous Ames Straw Poll draws near, Pawlenty has less than a month now to make up ground he so sorely needs to remain viable as a candidate to become the GOP nominee for President. Experts say that he must obtain a finish in the top 3 spots at the Straw Poll or risk losing his bid for the White House, as Iowa also holds the first GOP primary in February 2012. With the entrance and excitement of fellow Minnesotan and Tea Party sweetheart, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Pawlenty is not only battling (and losing in the polls to) a fellow Minnesotan down in Iowa–he is also battling for the heart and soul of the GOP. On paper, he appears to have all the right credentials — so why isn’t his candidacy catching fire?
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It’s been 2 years plus 167 days since Barack Obama assumed the office of the Presidency of the United States. He won easily over GOP-endorsed Senator John McCain. His platform was “Hope and Change”, which I’m not quite sure how that translates into actual ideas, but many in the electorate bought into it (whatever that means). Some even expected Obama to pay for gas, mortgage, other bills…. as if he was the Great and Powerful OZ.
So what has he done? The numbers don’t lie. Read the rest of this entry
Semi-automatic weapons. Street riots. Torture. Rape. Hand grenades. High-speed chases. Murder.
No, not some third world country in chaos… Just some of the content of the more “”Mature” rated video games. Generation Y (post-1982) has grown up with these types of video games readily available, whether or not a minor can actually purchase them. The law of the land had been that video games rated for mature audiences were not to be sold or rented to those under age 18 under penalty of law.
….Really. I guarantee a violent video game was easier for a teenager to obtain than beer or cigarettes.
However, the Supreme Court has now ruled 7-2 that it is a violation of First Amendment Rights to ban the sale or rental of “ultraviolent” video games to minors.
From the AP (via Yahoo! News):
States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people’s First Amendment rights and leaving it up to parents and the multibillion-dollar gaming industry to decide what kids can buy.
The high court, on a 7-2 vote, threw out California’s 2005 law covering games sold or rented to those under 18, calling it an unconstitutional violation of free-speech rights. Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia, said, “Even where the protection of children is the object, the constitutional limits on governmental action apply.”
Scalia, who pointed out the violence in a number of children’s fairy tales, said that while states have legitimate power to protect children from harm, “that does not include a free-floating power to restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed.”
Moral of the story: Parents, be responsible with what you allow your children to access. Do-gooders, it’s not your place to try and instill your moral relevancy upon someone else’s kids. SCOTUS, bravo. Justice Scalia was right on the money in his Majority Opinion.