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Archive for September 2011

FreedomWorks for America Forms Super PAC

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FreedomWorks has branched out and (almost) cloned itself. FreedomWorks for America is the aggressive new political arm of @FreedomWorks, launched to replace liberals and RINOs with principled fiscal conservatives.

The Caucus Blog – Tea Party Group to Form a Super PAC

To find out more, check out their website:

http://www.freedomworksforamerica.org/

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September 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Barack Obama, A One Term President – In His Own Words

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‎”I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years and a year from now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress, but there’s still going to be some pain out there … If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” President Barack Obama, 2009

WELL, THANK YOU, MR. OBVIOUS.

(Big shout out to J. M. Devereaux for the link and info!)

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September 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Group Photo Etiquette…

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I have to concur with The Kitchen Cabinet – waving after a press conference or campaign speech, and of course when getting off Air Force one after one of those vacations, perfectly okay. Waving in a group photo – not so much. (Click on photo below to enlarge – and enjoy!)

What? Me worry?

‘OnStar’ May STILL Be Tracking You…

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If you own a newer vehicle you may have included an ‘OnStar’ service. Good for you (if you can afford it in this economy). It’s one of the many cool gadgets and services that are all the rage in a tech savvy world.

But what happens when you decide you don’t want that extra bill to pay? Well, just try and unsubscribe… but don’t count on them quitting their surveillance of your whereabouts. There’s just too much money in it for them to keep track of you.

According to OnStar’s TOS (Terms Of Service), you must actually personally contact OnStar to opt out of their tracking ‘service’, because even if you have stopped paying their bill, they continue to track your actions in your vehicle and share that information with ‘third parties’.

If OnStar were a boyfriend, wouldn’t that qualify as stalking?

To find out more, check out this great article:

OnStar Is Watching (Even After Your Subscription Expires)

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September 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

Don’t Stingray Me, Bro?

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Constitutional violation issues are being raised on a technology which can be used by law enforcement to find the whereabouts of, well, pretty much anyone carrying a cell phone.

Stingray is a device which has the capability to track the location of someone’s cell phone even when the cell phone is not in use to make a call.

If used properly, this technology could go a long way to defend our country at home or bring criminals to justice… The problem is that some law enforcement officers believe they don’t need a warrant to use it.

The sensible view would be that if anyone is going to ‘break into’ ANY of my personal property (even if it just my cell phone), they better have a warrant. AND probable cause to believe I am committing some sort of crime.

You be the judge:

‘Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash