Can Obama keep promises on the deficit?
Over $58 billion of unclaimed money in the U.S.
Lauren Simonetti of Fox Bisiness Network provides some places to look for yours. So, not only does our government spend more than it taks in, it can't even keep track of the money they have take from us—but Obama and the Dems always want more.
Do you have money that is owed to you and your family? Visit Unclaimedmoney.org
Some readers may be wondering why this publication regularly focuses on history, especially American History. Beginning today we will present the nine-part American Heritage series “Why History Matters,.” \presented by David Barton, founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage, which we believe answers this question fully and directly. We hope you will find the series valuable and educational. This video is approximately 10-minutes long., as are the others in the series.
Look for part II tomorrow after 12:00PM
On this day in 1974, Patty Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California by two black men and a white woman, all three of whom are armed. Her fiance, Stephen Weed, was beaten and tied up along with a neighbor who tried to help. Witnesses recalled seeing a struggling Hearst being carried away blindfolded and finally put in the trunk of a car. Neighbors who came out into the street were forced to take cover after the kidnappers fired their guns to cover their escape.
Here are the so-called”hit and miss” ads from Super Bowl XLVII.
As you will see in this video the wrong word could potentially change your life forever.
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is made up of ten separate amendments, dealing with issues ranging from free speech and unjust searches to religious liberty and cruel and unusual punishment. Read more.
On this day in 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the "Cullinan," it was the largest diamond ever found.
- Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone (UK Daily Mail)
The first lady’s new bangs did not conceal the queen’s eye roll after listening to a comment from the Ohio Republican congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner and who incidentally, is second in line to the presidency. Could the queen's ill-manners and behavior become a liability to her husband in his second term?
If the queen can’t mind her manners at the grown up’s table, maybe she should be moved back to the “kid’s table." (a.k.a. cards table).
She’s obviously no Jacquelyn Kennedy or Laura Bush.
President Obama was sworn into office on Sunday just before noon, officially beginning another four-year term. “I did it,” Obama said to the first lady, new bangs and all and his two daughters Sasha and Malia. Meet America'f first five presidents
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
OPENING LYRICS to this song:
One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come here to justify
One man to overthrow
In the name of love!
One man in the name of love
In the name of love!... Full lyrics here
Tuesday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, now known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Here is U2 performing “In The Name Of Love,” A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. from the group's album " “The Unforgettable Fire.”
With the City’s 2013 elections exactly one month away from today,there could be no better time to ask this question. We are happy to help you get started with finding that answer.
We strongly recommend you read this report before the February 19, 2013 primary election and use your vote to grade the City’s progress for Aldermen seeking reelection—that goes for candidates’ seeking election, as-well
, whether they were in office or not in 2004—that is irrelevant. All of our representatives should be intimately familiar with the City’s vision—shouldn’t they? In our humble opinion, this goes for candidates’ seeking election, as-well, or they should be prepared to present their own vision and what—in the way of City resources it would take to—accomplish their vision.
If you don’t know your polling location, check the City’s website or contact the City Clerk’s office at 425-7500.
This “Talking Points” commentary “by Bill O’Reilly aired last night, January 18, and, in our opinion, rings true in many respects; foremost—elections have consequences .
- U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements (GAO-13-271R, Jan 17, 2013)
We’re particularly fond of Benjamin Franklin’s quotes at the beginning of this video.
“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.”— Thomas Jefferson: A Summary View of the Rights of British America
What are Your Neighbor’s Reading?
Here are the three most popular stories onFIJ this week to-date. Here is what your neighbors are reading.
- City Adds Confusion to Sewer Tax Issue
- Franklin School Board sets the bar for Dysfunctional Government
- Georgetown Law Professor Elaborates on his ‘Downright Evil’ Constitution Claim
Thank you for reading.
White House Plan on Guns to Include 19 Executive Actions
Obama Clearly Out of Touch With Americans on Gun Control and the Second Amendment
- Texas congressman, Reagan AG warn of impeachment if Obama Moves on Guns (FNC)
- Gun Sales Surge with New Restrictions Expected out of D.C. (FNC video report)
Steven Spielberg's epic film about our 16th president and his battle to end slavery garnered plenty of votes for the 85th Academy Award and topped all other films with a total of 12 nominations, including best picture.
Here are show times at Franklin’s Marcus Showtime Cinema.
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