Son Saves Dad by Killing Burglar

From the Dallas Morning News: A man suspected of burglarizing a homeowner in Van Zandt County was shot and killed early Tuesday morning by the homeowners son. The homeowner woke up to see a man burglarizing his pickup truck that was parked in his front yard. He approached the man with a rifle, intending to hold him until law enforcement could arrive, but the man fled the scene, according to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner fired at the man and then noticed a truck parked in the dark near the roadway, which he believed belonged to the man … Continue reading

Obama Executive Order to ‘Cut Red Tape’ Has Added $10.2 Billion in Costs to Economy

From the Washington Free Beacon: An executive order issued by President Barack Obama that was designed to “cut red tape” has added $10.2 billion in regulatory costs to the economy, according to a new report. Tuesday was the third anniversary of Executive Order 13563, prompting the American Action Forum to examine the effects of the order. It was intended to reduce “redundant, inconsistent, or overlapping” regulations. The order was hailed as “unprecedented” by the president and former Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) administrator Cass Sunstein. However, Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at American Action Forum, found that the … Continue reading

Wall Street Adviser: Actual Unemployment is 37.2%

From the Washington Examiner: Don’t believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud. In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government. “Unemployment in its truest definition, meaning the … Continue reading

Carson: Are All The President’s Critics Racists?

From the Washington Times: A few years ago, I was participating in a national radio interview when the questioner asked me, “Dr. Carson, I notice that you don’t speak very often about race. Why is that?” I replied, “It’s because I’m a neurosurgeon.” The puzzled look on her face demanded further clarification. I proceeded to explain that when I take a patient to the operating room and open the cranium, exposing the brain, I am operating on the actual thing that makes that person who they are. The hair, scalp and skull bones are merely external coverings of the critical … Continue reading

Another “Union Success Story”. Or, MAYBE Not.

In a case before the SCOTUS, a decision is going to come that could have some GOOD news for those FORCED to join a union. I will update this as the decision becomes available. From The Washington Examiner.com   Supreme Court ‘sleeper’ case on union dues has big impact on organized labor. By Sean Lengell | JANUARY 21, 2014 AT 7:09 AM The Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear a dispute regarding union fees that — while failing to receive substantial media hype — is poised to have major consequences on organized labor’s recruiting. The justices will review … Continue reading

Income Inequality – And the Winning President is …

Bret Baier, host of “Special Report” on Fox News, offers some food for thought about the issue of “income inequality.”   As Obama hammers ‘income inequality,’ gap grows under his presidency By Bret Baier Published January 21, 2014 You can read the full article here.  The article ends: “According to the work of Emmanuel Saez, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, during the post-recession years of 2009-2012, top earners snagged a greater share of total income growth than during the boom years of 2002-2007. In other words, income inequality has become more pronounced since the Bush administration, not less. “Rich … Continue reading

Good Samaritan Prevents Mass Shooting

From Last Resistance: Gun Carrier Prevents Mass Shooting at Alabama Dollar General Store Gun-grabbers love to point out how no gun carrier has ever prevented a mass shooting. It’s a trick statement. If James Holmes had walked into the Aurora, Colorado theater carrying his semi-automatic rifle, and some movie goer happened to be carrying a semi-automatic handgun and shot Holmes before he was able to shoot anyone else, we would have never heard anything about the incident. It would have remained strictly local. Piers Morgan would say something like, “There’s no way that you could prove that Mr. Holmes would have shot anyone! In no way … Continue reading

Sassy Candidate Has a Zinger for Obama

From IJ Review: Texas candidate Katrina Pierson rolled out the sassiest campaign ads in recent memory: Katrina Pierson is challenging Pete Sessions for a U.S. Congressional seat, and has been endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz, who has called her “utterly fearless.” ~~~~~~~~~ You go, girl! and expect to be audited in …3…2…. ~Kathy

Race Card Play # 78,987,673

Leave it to the BECS to play the race card on MLK Jr. Day. HOW could people be SO STUPID as to not see what this clown was all about? This turd-bit comes to us from Breitbart.com   Obama: Some People Dislike Me Because They Don’t Like That I’m Black.  by Breitbart News   19 Jan 2014  Here is the REAL racist. Bonehead, YOU want to see a RACIST ?? Go look in the MIRROR, asshat.   On Sunday, The New Yorker released an interview with President Barack Obama in which the president stated that his approval ratings had been suppressed … Continue reading

The Life of an Illegal Immigrant

Twenty years ago, at the age of 30, this woman swam the Rio Grande River to get to America and make a better life for herself. See for yourself how she’s doing. She’s getting $250 in food stamps and $700 in social security. That’s just $950 a month – not much to live on, but you don’t need much if your housing and medications are paid for too. That’s our money the government is giving her. Now multiply that by the millions more just like her, and the hundreds more who come across the border on a daily basis. Did she … Continue reading

What WE Are Up Against.

While we here at Hardnox and Friends tend to focus on issues with a national view, we also have HUGE state fights on our hands this election year as well. One of the RICHEST women in the state, wife of the owner of Amway, Betsy DeVos, thinks WE are THE PROBLEM with the Republican brand these days. From The Detroit News.com DeVos calls out GOP culture of intolerance.     By Nolan Finley  The Detroit News  19 Jan 2014 Betsy DeVos, the ultimate establishment Republican, is calling out the GOP’s national leadership for failing to stand up to “intolerance and insensitivity” … Continue reading

Obamacare Can Mean Identity Theft, Blackmail?!

For yours truly, this is alarming.  The national government cannot be trusted, period.  We have a “law” that makes each U.S. Citizen vulnerable to identity theft, blackmail and the like.  The national government is totally out of control.   ( Posted by PSRMEDIA  ) I perceive Chris Wallace asked some very good questions.  What are your thoughts about the information shared by Mr. Kennedy? Mrs AL

Allen West on Islamic Immigration

From Allen West: We often hear that “America is a land of immigrants,” especially from those advocating a path to citizenship for people who have defied our sovereign rule of law and are here illegally. I recall the words of President Theodore Roosevelt who believed no man should  be discriminated against because of where he was born, but insisted any immigrant who arrives on our shores should become an American in terms of faith, allegiance and language, “If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part … Continue reading

Moochie Turns 50 !

      ABC News made sure we ALL were prepared to honor The Queen with this blaring article : ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 on Friday, but President Obama is saving the big celebration for Saturday night. A White House official tells ABC News the president is throwing the first lady a dance party Saturday evening, a private gathering for family and friends. The White House is keeping a tight lid on the other details, but some information for the private event has trickled out in news reports. Friends and family have been invited to the White House on … Continue reading

The Dirty Secrets of Omnibus Negotiations

From Kimberly Strassel at WSJ: The Dems are up to more of their dirty tricks, and once again, it looks like the R’s are aiding and abetting them.   IRS Targeting and 2014 Democrats are working hard to make sure conservative groups are silenced in the 2014 midterms.   President Obama and Democrats have been at great pains to insist they knew nothing about IRS targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofits before the 2012 election. They’ve been at even greater pains this week to ensure that the same conservative groups are silenced in the 2014 midterms. That’s the big, dirty secret of the omnibus … Continue reading

Something From The “GEE, NO SHIT” File.

Regular readers of my screeds on AGW know EXACTLY where I stand on the issue. And, it appears, MORE Americans are agreeing with US. From Breitbart.com   Number of Americans Who Think Global Warming Is a Myth Increases. by William Bigelow  17 Jan 2014,  10:14 AM PDT The REAL reason for “global warming”. Time to put THIS asshat out. The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has grudgingly acknowledged that a November 2013 poll found that the number of Americans who think global warming is a myth has climbed to 23%, up seven percentage points since April 2013. GRUDGINGLY ? … Continue reading

Not So Fast There, Bucko!

Organizing For Action, digital mouthpiece for the Obama White House, tweets that 6 Million people now have health insurance due to ObamaCare. Where did that number come from? According to The Fact Checker, that is the total of those reported as signed up through an exchange and Medicaid enrollees. The 6 million figure comes from combining a figure of 2.1 million for people selecting a plan via state and federal exchanges, through December, and 3.9 million for Medicaid, through November. Thus the claim that “6 million Americans have already signed up for coverage thanks to health reform.” There have been … Continue reading

THIS Is How To Treat Mouthy Liberals.

In a contract dispute over “carriage fees”, what a cable or pay-tv system pays per subscriber to carry a particular program, or channel, Direct TV decided to drop the Weather Channel. The way the liberal screwballs at the W.C. reacted, you would have thought Direct TV had shot school children in a theater or something. This is from CNN Money.com   DirecTV drops Weather Channel amid contract dispute By Brian Stelter  January 14, 2014: 7:19 AM ET   Worthy of our support. Looks like the bullying of the fools at NBC / Comcast didn’t work. LOVE IT.   NEW YORK … Continue reading

Feds Confiscating Guns from Viet Nam Veteran

From Salem-news.com and Daily Mash Up: A Veteran is Said to Be Mentally Incompetent Because His Wife Handles All the Finances MYRTLE CREEK, OR) – If Pat Kirby has his guns taken away by the federal government, then everyone else is probably going to eventually face the same thing. The clock is ticking. Pat Kirby is a decorated Oregon Vietnam Veteran with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He never imagined he would receive a letter telling him he will have to turn over his guns, or face imprisonment. He is the ultimate expression of a law abiding American citizen. He served his … Continue reading