If you live in Tennessee you should think twice before giving your Netflix password to a friend.
On May 30, 2011, Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 1783/Senate Bill 1659 into law. The new statute, Public Chapter No. 348, criminalizes the use of the login information of an account for any “entertainment subscription services.” Such services include Netflix, the popular video-on-demand service, as well as Rhapsody, a similar site dedicated to streaming music.
Michael Scheuer, the former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA's) Osama bin Laden unit, told the U.K. Daily Telegraph in a recent interview he was prevented from capturing or killing the terrorist by his superiors on at least 10 separate occasions.
Last week, the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives approved a proposal to cut farm subsidies as a part of a larger deficit reduction program. If the bill were enacted, it would reduce the billions of dollars that are doled out to farmers by the federal government.
The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives managed to pull President Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire with regard to Libya, at least for the time being. On Wednesday the leadership postponed a vote on a resolution put forth by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio, left) that would have demanded that the President withdraw all U.S. forces from the conflict in Libya within 15 days. They did so for fear the resolution would pass — something Kucinich also believed was likely.
Ron Paul has some good news and some bad news. According to the Texas Congressman and 2012 Republican presidential contender, the good news is that people are beginning to take his proposals — less federal spending, more oversight of the Federal Reserve, and nonintervention in foreign countries — seriously. The bad news is that the political class may come around too late to prevent the destruction of the dollar and the havoc that will wreak on our government and our economy.
For the third consecutive year President Obama has signed a proclamation recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. “The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union,” declared the President as he took his stand with America’s homosexual activist lobby. In making the proclamation he emphasized that all Americans “rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann (R-Minn., left) has provided a series of hints that she is considering a presidential bid, and her announcement that she will be participating in the next presidential debate in New Hampshire this month virtually confirms Bachmann�s intent to be a presidential candidate for the 2012 nomination.
The debate, set to take place on June 13 in Manchester, N.H., is expected to boast a series of prominent candidates, including Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul. Bachmann will reportedly be among these contenders, says Bachmann aide Any Parrish.
Graduation season this year has witnessed a number of spiritual battles as prayer and religious symbols at commencement ceremonies have been under attack by the Left. The latest effort against school prayer has been levied by Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery (left), who ordered that students in the Medina Valley Independent School District of Texas may not use religious words such as “prayer” or “amen” at their graduation ceremony.
The public outcry against the privacy violations of Transportation Security Administration agents continues to be impassioned. This week, an unsettling video of a woman undergoing TSA screening at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport went viral, once against drawing attention to the various unconstitutional endeavors being undertaken at airports nationwide.
A funny thing happened to Mitt Romney on the way to formally launching his campaign for President in the state with the nation's first presidential primaries. The handsome, well groomed, tanned, and relaxed former Governor of Massachusetts made his much-anticipated announcement at the Bittersweet Farm of lifelong Republican activists Doug and Stella Scamman in the New Hampshire seacoast community of Stratham and all, apparently, went according to plan. Except for one thing. Further south on the seacoast, the Sarah Palin magical mystery tour turned up in the shoreline community of Seabrook.
The trickle of bad news about the economy has turned into a torrent, and is now threatening President Obama’s chances at reelection. On Wednesday the Institute for Supply Management issued its manufacturing index, which was expected to rise. Instead, it fell, to 53.5, perilously close to the edge of recession in manufacturing. John Silva, an economist at Wells Fargo, was blunt: “We had an economy that was in recovery mode. But now we’ve downshifted.”