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Enemies of Friends of Abe
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/28/2014 4:27:09 PM

These days "IRS Targets Conservative Group" is a dog-bites-man story. But this one was man-bites-dog by virtue of its placement: on the front page of the New York Times, a newspaper that is usually supportive of this administration´s efforts to suppress domestic dissent. Put it down to a sudden outbreak of news judgment. The news value to the Times may lie more in the nature of the organization than its trouble with the IRS. "In a famously left-leaning Hollywood, where Democratic fund-raisers fill the social calendar, Friends of Abe stands out as a conservative group that bucks the prevailing political winds,"

      


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Enemies of Friends of Abe
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/28/2014 4:27:09 PM     Post Reply
These days "IRS Targets Conservative Group" is a dog-bites-man story. But this one was man-bites-dog by virtue of its placement: on the front page of the New York Times, a newspaper that is usually supportive of this administration´s efforts to suppress domestic dissent. Put it down to a sudden outbreak of news judgment. The news value to the Times may lie more in the nature of the organization than its trouble with the IRS. "In a famously left-leaning Hollywood, where Democratic fund-raisers fill the social calendar, Friends of Abe stands out as a conservative group that bucks the prevailing political winds,"

   

 

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Same Old Playbook:
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Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/28/2014 4:25:38 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: The media wants you to see this as, "Can Obama revive his sagging poll numbers? Can Obama successfully make an end run around the Congress? Can Obama use the power of the office and executive powers and executive orders to move his agenda forward? Can Obama thumb the Republicans in the eye? Can he finally just tell the Republicans to leave?" That´s the interest that the media has in this. As always, "Can Obama revive what are considered to be plummeting fortunes? Can Obama save the liberal agenda? Can Obama overcome the mean-spirited, extremist, racist Republicans in the House of

Republicans Keep Amnesty Alive
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/28/2014 4:23:27 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: It´s the State of the Coup address tonight. USA Today is reporting that, for the second straight year, undocumented immigrants will be in the chamber when President Obama makes the State of the Coup speech tonight. "As Congress struggles to reach an agreement on a way to overhaul the nation´s..." You know, this is dead. Except for the Republicans, this is dead. Everybody acknowledges it´s dead for 2014. The Democrats could not get it done on their own, and Obama could not get it done. I mean, the time passed. Now, the Republicans are planning on reviving it. It

Obama´s State of the Union will promise tax
rate cuts to corporate giants but leave small
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increasing government´s overall take
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 10:37:02 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is expected to outline a seismic shift during Tuesday´s annual State of the Union address in how much tax American businesses pay, but the devil is in the details. While his plan will lower the top corporate rate, smaller companies whose proceeds are considered individual income – since they´re not organized as large corporations – won´t see any benefit. And the net impact, says one Washington, D.C. watchdog group, will be more money, not less, flowing into the federal government´s coffers. Those funds, the group says, will be redistributed into public works projects calculated to benefit labor unions that support

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 9:48:50 PM     Post Reply
The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren´t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. —From " Harrison Bergeron " (1961), a short story by Kurt Vonnegut The year was 2019 and Americans were finally on their way toward real equality. Not just equality

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:18:26 PM     Post Reply
Law: The IRS is stonewalling two congressional committees over new evidence it illegally targeted dissidents, this time citing employee confidentiality. If this means zero accountability for abuse of power, it´s time for new laws. Christine O´Donnell, a Tea Party candidate from a few years ago, may not be everyone´s cup, but she was spot-on when she told the Washington Times on Sunday: "Unless this is all exposed, unless every level of inappropriateness and corruption is exposed, I certainly won´t be the last person to be politically intimidated like this." Back in 2010, as she campaigned for a Senate seat in Delaware, O´Donnell´s

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:09:26 PM     Post Reply
The key question facing policymakers in 2014 will be how to energize the economy and lower the rate of unemployment while avoiding another financial crisis caused by asset price inflation and a misallocation of credit. The Fed seems concerned with deflation, but the real risk is that the Fed´s bloated balance sheet, and the extraordinary run-up in the monetary base during the last five years, will begin to show up in inflationary increases in the monetary aggregates. In an election year, policymakers will be timid in raising interest rates, so the asset bubbles that are becoming more and more obvious could grow

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:07:17 PM     Post Reply
The big story that´s simultaneously being spotlighted from the Vatican to the White House, from Oxfam to newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City, is economic inequality and the purportedly overly skewed and unjust distribution of wealth. "The human rights group Oxfam reported that the wealth of the world´s 85 richest people is equal to that of the poorer half of the world´s population," reported Voice of America on Jan. 20. In other words, the wealth of a little group of people who can easily fit into two Mercedes party buses is equal to the combined wealth of the

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 7:03:24 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:14:56 PM     Post Reply
You all know the history of Yorktown, right? George Washington’s continental army had Lord Cornwallis’s British troops hemmed in on a peninsula with no egress available by land. A French fleet controlled the waters right offshore, so Cornwallis seemed unable to be rescued by sea. And then Washington — getting pressure from war financier Robert Morris, who thought the French were scoundrels – started working with Cornwallis to shoot cannon at the French to drive them away from the Chesapeake . . . Well, if that’s not how it really happened, it certainly seems to be the model of political warfare

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/27/2014 6:08:15 PM     Post Reply
The past few months have seen some very promising new conservative reform initiatives emerging from Capitol Hill — ideas that build on the work of conservative wonks in the think-tank world and the academy and translate them into practical proposals. Senator Mike Lee has offered a very appealing tax-reform proposal and important ideas for transforming our approach to transportation and higher-education policy. Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Paul Ryan have outlined some promising improvements to the safety net. And today, senators Tom Coburn, Orrin Hatch, and Richard Burr have proposed a conservative health-care reform that has enormous promise. Herewith, some quick



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