Six years after the recession ended, many U.S. states are hard pressed to balance budgets because of a sluggish recovery and their own policy decisions. The fiscal fragility raises questions about how they will weather the next economic downturn.
A majority of states are making cuts, tapping reserves or facing shortfalls despite an improving national economy and stock markets at record levels, according to Standard & Poors and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. State revenue hasn’t Read more [...]
On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to fund the protests.
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Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-IL) says he and his colleagues in Congress are vastly underpaid and the American people need to pony up some more money, if they want to keep these stellar politicians around.
That’s basically the argument he made Monday to Roll Call:
“We are entering our seventh year without a pay raise. Now I think we’ve proven to the American people that we are responsible. And I know that it has impacted me personally.
We have more than 50 members, probably as many as 75 Read more [...]
Representative Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)54%
(R-AL-3rd Dist.) is pushing to allow civilians to acquire surplus military handguns the same way they acquire surplus military M1 Garand rifles: namely, through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).
The CMP has been around for decades but has been making M1 Garands available to civilians since 1996.
According to Al.com, Rogers wants to open CMP to military handguns as well, so that Americans can acquire 1911 pistols if they so choose. He is doing Read more [...]
The Boy Scouts of America has put out approved activities for its members, and water gun fights are strictly prohibited.
A blog for the organization’s leaders said May 6 that pointing simulated firearms at people is not allowed.
“Why the rule? A Scouter once told me this explanation I liked quite a bit: A Scout is kind. What part of pointing a firearm [simulated or otherwise] at someone is kind?” said Bryan Wendell on the scouting website.
The rule is clarified in the Boy Scouts of Read more [...]
The Obama administration’s plan to relinquish U.S. control of the Internet’s architecture to a group of international stakeholders isn’t going over well on Capitol Hill.
Republicans want to review any handover agreement, while members of both parties are saying the California nonprofit that manages the Internet’s addressing system needs to do a better job protecting American copyrights before President Barack Obama turns over control.
“Who’s going to be there when something goes Read more [...]
Catholic University in Washington D.C. is being investigated for offending Muslims because there are too many crosses on campus.
This situation might be rather humorous if it wasn’t foretelling of things to come. American life, culture, and the very foundation of both our government and the governments of the West are being shaken by the threat Islam poses to future generations.
A sixty-page complaint was filed in the D.C. Human Rights office by a professor from George Washington University Read more [...]
When the tragic Amtrak crash happened, initially, the media and the FBI reported that foul play or terrorism was ruled out. When this misinformation came out on the 13th of this month, Shoebat.com reported on the same day, that such reports are not likely accurate, and that foul play or terrorism cannot be ruled out:
Just before Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak derailment, at about 9:25 p.m, Tuesday, SEPTA’s northbound Train 769, en route to Trenton on tracks on the Northeast Corridor beside the Amtrak Read more [...]
In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a technology founded on freedom."
Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is "a key component of our foreign policy."
Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet. "As I’ve mentioned, the basic rules Read more [...]
After receiving millions from the gun-hating, anti-constitutionalist Michael Bloomberg, politicians in Oregon passed some of the nation’s strictest anti-gun laws. Now gun owners in Oregon are saying they intend to initiate a policy of noncompliance with these new anti-American laws.
Gateway Pundit has the news of these plans of civil disobedience:
Now that Oregon’s SB 941 has been signed by the Governor, gun rights activists have banded together and are organizing a Facebook event page Read more [...]
Another woman tasered, another illegal search—just another day in our police state with our compliant neighbors.
Here’s the situation…
Border checkpoints aren’t just for the border. They are for any road anywhere within a hundred miles of any border. That, in case you didn’t know, means two thirds of the population of the United States can be stopped and questioned for driving on local roads.
Supposedly, the only reason they are permitted is to check that a person is not an illegal Read more [...]
As we watch the fight for “marriage equality,” or sodomite unions, it is hard not to see the way the road is curving. If we look, we can easily see where this is going to take us in the end. It should also be very clear that this is not by mistake or consequences. This road is meant by the sodomites to lead us straight to the Church. So, Texas senators are seeking to preempt the effects on the clergy.
Christian News reports:
The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would protect pastors Read more [...]