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The ObamaCare health bill has PASSED

The ObamaCare health bill has PASSED

For those who missed it, 219 votes in favor vs. 212 against in the House.

As House Prepares To Vote, Majority Opposes ObamaCare

As House Prepares To Vote, Majority Opposes ObamaCare

In a few hours, it’s quite likely that the House of Representatives will approve ObamaCare despite the fact that most Americans oppose it: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a House of Representatives vote today on the health care reform plan proposed by the President Obama and congressional Democrats. Yet while in Congress there has been [...]

Congressman Mike Rogers’ opening statement on Health Care reform in Washington DC

Congressman Rogers' makes his opening statement on Health Care reform legislation that is under debate in Congress.

2010 Census more expensive than all others combined

2010 Census more expensive than all others combined

Gobama! $85,000,000 to send you a letter to let you know you're going to get a letter?!? C'mon!

French village went insane after CIA spiked its bread with LSD

French village went insane after CIA spiked its bread with LSD

For 50 years, residents of the French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit have tried to understand the "cursed bread" incident, a moment of terrifying mass insanity and hallucinations that left at least five dead and dozens in asylums. Now the mystery is solved: the CIA secretly spiked the bread from the bakery with enormous quantities of LSD as part of [...]

Mike Huckabee: “CPAC has becoming increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years…”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday as outdated, nearly corrupt and unrepresentative of the conservative movement. Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential contender and potential 2012 candidate who had spoken at the conference for years, said the reason he blew it off this year was [...]

Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

Hey I'm just excited that They actually reported the outcome of the straw poll. I could easily imagine the headline reading "GOP likes Romney by a wide margin over Palin!" Ron Paul has ended Mitt Romney's three-year run as conservatives' favorite for president, taking 31 percent of the vote in the Conservative Political Action Conference's [...]

Tea Party Inc. Founder, Judson Phillips: “I Want To Make Millions From This Movement”

Tea Party Inc. Founder, Judson Phillips: “I Want To Make Millions From This Movement”

Embattled Tea Party Nation, Inc. owner Judson Phillips has been making the media rounds to defend his up-coming, February 4-6 conference at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Disillusioned Tea Party volunteers are angry at Phillips for turning the grass-roots group into a for-profit venture without their consent and for charging more [...]

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were born one day apart on the same year

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were born one day apart on the same year

Mind Blown. Glenn Beck - Feb 10th 1964 -- Sarah Palin - Feb 11th 1964 Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Ron Paul on The Department of Homeland Security

The Tea Party was started by Republican Ron Paul Supporters as a revolt against big government. The Real Tea Party is at the "Campaign For Liberty"

Taxpayers to Fork Out $2.5 Million for Single Census Ad During Super Bowl

Taxpayers to Fork Out $2.5 Million for Single Census Ad During Super Bowl

Taxpayers might want to pay close attention to this Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast or they'll miss Uncle Sam's 30-second, $2.5-million reminder to stand up and be counted. That's what the Census Bureau paid CBS to get their message notched somewhere between a National Lampoon reprisal, a weird dude with big glasses, a beer-can house and men [...]

United States Government data-laundering: Using corporate databases to get around privacy law

United States Government data-laundering: Using corporate databases to get around privacy law

"Buying You: The Government's Use of Fourth-Parties to Launder Data about 'The People'," a paper by Columbia Law School's Joshua L. Simmons in the Columbia Business Law Review, describes the way that US government agencies circumvent the fourth amendment and privacy statutes by outsourcing their surveillance to private credit reporting bureaus and [...]

Hitler finds out Scott Brown won Massachusetts Senate seat

Department of Defense orders 2,200 PS3s

Department of Defense orders 2,200 PS3s

Good thing the PlayStation 3 dropped in price. The US Department of Defense ordered 2,200 more of the consoles to crank up their PS3 supercomputer, currently consisting of 336 of the devices in a Linux cluster. According to the official Justification Review Document (cache link) required for the purchase of the PS3s, the game platform, with its [...]

Rand Paul: “Democrats hate individual responsibility.”

Visualizing the decline of empires

Visualizing empires decline by Pedro M Cruz, who explains: "The data refers to the evolution of the top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries by extent. The visual emphasis is on their decline." Here's more on the data and methodology.

American Airlines Fires Designer Who Reached Out To Disgruntled Customer

American Airlines Fires Designer Who Reached Out To Disgruntled Customer

A few years back, I remember seeing a fascinating study that showed that how a company responds to a problem or a mistake is more important to customer loyalty than not making any mistakes at all. That is, customers felt more loyal to companies that screwed up, but handled it well, than companies that never screw up at all. If you think about [...]

Conservative children’s book vilifies Nancy Pelosi

Conservative children’s book vilifies Nancy Pelosi

A new conservative children's book titled Help! Mom! The Radicals Are Ruining My Country! prominently features Nancy Pelosi as an evil villain. Author Katharine DeBrecht, whom you may have seen on Fox News, explains: When Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House all we heard was how wonderful it was that a mother and grandmother rose through [...]

Kiss Your Freedoms Goodbye If Health Care Passes

Kiss Your Freedoms Goodbye If Health Care Passes

Congress recognizes no limits on its power. It doesn’t care about the Constitution, it doesn’t care about your inalienable rights. If this health care bill becomes law, America, life as you have known it, freedom as you have exercised it and privacy as you have enjoyed it will cease to be. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote on [...]

Freedom of press takes HUGE blow. Congress passes bill that forces reporters to reveal sources in “national security” cases. Obama WILL sign.

Freedom of press takes HUGE blow. Congress passes bill that forces reporters to reveal sources in “national security” cases. Obama WILL sign.

The White House, key senators and media representatives have reached a compromise on legislation to protect reporters from being forced to disclose their confidential sources in federal court. Senate supporters of the so-called media shield bill said Friday that the deal gives the government authority to override those rights in certain [...]

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