Archive for April, 2013

Our Founders and Fox News

 

By / 23 April  2013 /

609px-James_Madison_Bill_of_Rights_$5_commemorative_obverseThe  Constitution of the United States protects the freedom of the press. The  Founding Fathers considered a free press essential to the protection of our  Representative Republic – it’s freedom, values, prosperity, etc.

They expected a fair and balanced media to analyze, investigate and report on  all sides of important issues. They expected the media to educate the public –  so they could be informed voters and advocates. Obviously, they could never have  imagined the extensive media we have today – much less its Leftist/Socialist  leanings.

Only Fox News is providing fair and balanced news coverage and commentary.  The other broadcast and cable networks lean significantly to the left of center  – so much so that they consider Fox a right-wing network.  That’s not fair  – in fact it’s dishonest.

If one examines the news reported – the news omitted – and the spin of their  reporters and commentators, the bias of the various networks becomes abundantly  clear. Only Fox News makes a gallant effort to report both sides of issues and  events.  Even most of its commentators attempt to expose both  sides.

Frankly, those perpetually tuned to National Public Radio, MSNBC, NBC, ABC,  CBS and CNN are not getting the straight scoop on both sides of the public  debate. If you’re a leftist and want reinforcement rather than facts, these  organizations will confirm your perspective – as distorted as it may be.

On the other hand, if you have an open mind and view things with the  perspective that your current beliefs could be in error, Fox News may be your  better source for reliable information – fair and balanced.  Their  philosophy is: “We report – you decide.”

Image: James Madison Bill of Rights $5 commemorative gold coin; author:  United States Mint image; public domain

Read more:  http://clashdaily.com/2013/04/our-founders-and-foxnews/#ixzz2RNsAToQL

Leave a comment

People Petition to Confiscate Guns From Tea Party Supporters and Repeal the 2nd Amendment:

Leave a comment

NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy

By

Published April 12, 2013  FoxNews.com

Twenty-five miles due south of Salt Lake City, a massive construction project  is nearing completion.  The heavily secured site belongs to the National  Security Agency.”The spy center” — that’s what some of the locals like Jasmine Widmer, who  works at Bluffdale’s sandwich shop, told our Fox News team as part of an eight  month investigation into data collection and privacy rights that will be  broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m. ET called “Fox News Reporting: Your Secrets Out.”

The NSA says the Utah Data Center is a facility for the intelligence  community that will have a major focus on cyber security. The agency will  neither confirm nor deny specifics. Some published reports suggest it could hold  5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion  stacked iPhones 5’s– that stretches past the moon.

Read the rest of this entry »

Leave a comment

Cruz: Obama’s View of Federal Power ‘Knows Virtually No Bounds’

April 10, 2013
cruzSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (AP photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a report documenting  attempted abuses of federal power by the Obama administration on  Tuesday, saying the administration “knows virtually no bounds.”

Cruz points to Obama’s own Supreme Court appointees, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, to make his case:

“When President Obama’s own Supreme Court nominees join their  colleagues in unanimously rejecting the Administration’s call for  broader federal power six times in just over one year, the inescapable  conclusion is that the Obama Administration’s view of federal power  knows virtually no bounds,” the senator’s report said.

The Obama administration’s over-reaching includes attempts to  electronically track Americans without cause and deny churches the right  to choose their own ministers.

Cruz, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The  Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, said the cases “demonstrate  an astonishing view of federal power on behalf of the Obama  Administration.”

“If the Department of Justice had won these cases, the federal  government would be able to electronically track all of our movements,  fine us without a fair hearing, dictate who churches choose as  ministers, displace state laws based on the President’s whims, bring  debilitating lawsuits against individuals based on events that occurred  years ago, and destroy a person’s private property without just  compensation,” he said.

“Luckily, we do not have to live in that America,” Cruz added.

In one case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC,  the Justice Department argued it “had the right to oversee a church’s  choosing of ministers,” which even Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan  called “amazing.”

Cruz highlights one exchange between Kagan and Leondra Kruger, a DOJ  lawyer, in which Kagan asked, “Do you believe, Ms. Kruger, that a church  has a right that’s grounded in the Free Exercise Clause and/or the  Establishment Clause to institutional autonomy with respect to its  employees?”

“We don’t see that line of church autonomy principles in the Religious Clause jurisprudence as such,” Kruger said.

Kagan, who served as Solicitor General under Obama, said it  was “amazing” that DOJ believed that “neither the Free Exercise Clause  nor the Establishment Clause has anything to say about a church’s  relationship with its own employees.”

The court went on to unanimously reject the DOJ’s claim, saying, “We  cannot accept the remarkable view that the Religion Clauses have nothing  to say about a religious organization’s freedom to select its own  ministers.”

In another case, United States v. Jones, the DOJ argued that  the federal government could attach a GPS system to a car without cause,  despite the Fourth Amendment’s restrictions on unreasonable searches  and seizures.

The DOJ said it did not constitute a search because a “GPS system is  already in public view and a person should not expect it to be  private.”  The court again unanimously rejected its claim.

“The Obama Administration, through its Department of Justice, has  repeatedly advocated a radical theory of sweeping federal power,” the report says.

Cruz said he will continue to document cases “as long as this Administration  continues seeking ways to expand its power in direct violation of  Americans’ constitutional rights.”

CNSNews.com is not funded by the government like NPR. CNSNews.com is not funded by the government like PBS. 

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Search error: Feds pay for data they could have just Googled, audit finds

 By Stephen  Dinan

The Washington  Times

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

  • President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012. Part of the briefing was done using a tablet computer. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Congress’s top auditor said Tuesday that the  Commerce Department has  been charging other government  agencies millions of  dollars for reports  that the other agencies could just as easily have gotten  online, for  free.

The Government  Accountability Office, releasing its third  annual report on duplication in  the federal government, said 74 percent  of  all the reports held by the National  Technical Information Service  were available elsewhere, usually for free —  and often just by a simple  Google search.

“The source that most often had the reports GAO  was searching for was another website located at http://www.Google.com,”  the  auditors said.

The reports don’t amount to much — the agency  reported revenues of $1.5  million in fiscal year 2011 — but overall,  duplication and waste are likely  costing the federal government billions  of  dollars a year, the auditors said.

In one example GAO said  the federal government paid for 679  separate renewable energy programs  in 2010. The 2009 stimulus alone created or  boosted 157 of the  initiatives. Altogether, 23 federal agencies have renewable  energy  programs.

But the Government  Accountability Office said it can’t  even begin to measure how much overlap  there is because the agencies  don’t keep sufficient records to evaluate  that.

GAO said the  Defense  Department has so many different branches that each pay  separately for foreign  language services, but if the department were to  coordinate it could save  hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/9/search-error-audit-finds-feds-pay-data-they-could-/#ixzz2Q4I3OVDe Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

1 Comment

Terrifying MSNBC promo: Your kids belong to the collective

,

Leave a comment

Forget North Korea, Obama is planning a summer invasion of Martha’s Vineyard

Leave a comment

Digital ‘bitcoin’ currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value | Fox News

Digital ‘bitcoin’ currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value | Fox News.

Leave a comment

Obama’s Got Another Psycho-Lying-Leftist Pastor!

By / 1 April  2013

Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 10.01.00 AMPresident  Obama attended an Easter service with his family today at St. John’s Episcopal  Church near the White House, and the Pastor delivering the sermon at the service  veered into political territory when he slammed the religious right for living  in the past and lionizing “the good old days.”

As the first family trekked across Lafayette Square to the church, Mr. Obama  offered a “Happy Easter, everybody” to the press and onlookers assembled.

The sermon at the service, delivered by Dr. Luis Leon, an Episcopal pastor  who delivered the benediction at Mr. Obama’s second inauguration, took a turn  for the political when the pastor decried those who wax nostalgic about the way  things once were.

“I hear all the time the expression ‘the good old days’,” Leon said. “Well,  the good old days, we forget they have been good for some, but they weren’t good  for everybody.

“You can’t go back, you can’t live in the past,” he added. “It drives me  crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling people  back…for Blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the  kitchen, for gays to be in the closet and for immigrants to be on their side of  the border.”

 

Leave a comment