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  • Super Tuesday Alaska: Sarah Palin voted for Newt Gingrich

    03/08/2012 7:27:45 PM PST · by GVnana · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/6/2012
    Sarah Palin revealed late on Super Tuesday that she voted for Newt Gingrich in the Alaska caucuses. After declining to reveal to a CNN reporter which 2012 candidate she voted for, Palin said in a later interview with a Fox News host that she had cast her ballot for “the cheerful one.” -snip- “Who can best bust through that radical left’s kind of dispensation and desire to mistreat those who are defenseless, mistreat those who perhaps have some disadvantages by making them more beholden to government? Who best can contrast themselves from that?” she continued. “I thought who best could...
  • Pew Charitable Trust blames War on Terror and Tax cuts for deficit.

    03/08/2012 7:20:02 PM PST · by tsomer · 10 replies
    "The U.S. will likely owe $10.4 trillion this year, its largest debt relative to the economy since 1950. However, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected in 2001 that the federal government would erase its debt in 2006 and be $2.3 trillion in the black by 2011 – a $12.7 trillion difference from today’s reality. This fact sheet highlights the extent to which major legislation enacted over the last decade and other factors have contributed to the Great Debt Shift - the difference between CBO's 2001 projections and actual debt today. The methodology and data can be found in these links:...
  • Palin To Hannity: Obama Isn’t ‘Man Of Valor,’ No Surprise He’d Take Maher’s ‘Dirty Money’

    03/08/2012 7:16:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 8, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Sarah Palin made an appearance on Thursday’s Hannity to discuss the million dollar check that Bill Maher — who has made several misogynistic remarks about Palin and others over the course of his career — gave to Barack Obama‘s Super PAC, without comment from President Obama, whom, you’ll recall very recently issued a public condemnation of Rush Limbaugh‘s nasty comments about Sandra Fluke. Palin shared that she’s never seen President Obama as a “man of valor,” and so isn’t surprised that he has “accepted” this “dirty money” while remaining mum about Maher’s comments. She also shared that, while she’s never...
  • Saints targeted Favre with Vikings: report

    03/08/2012 7:12:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 7, 2012 | BRIAN COSTELLO
    <p>Brett Favre is helped off the field after the Saints got to him in the 2010 NFC title game.</p> <p>An on-field microphone might have captured evidence of the Saints’ bounty on Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, according to a report.</p> <p>Sports Illustrated reported a microphone captured an unidentified Saints defender yelling, “Pay me the money” just after Favre had to be helped off the field with a sprained ankle in the 2010 NFC Championship Game.</p>
  • Gripen: Long-Term, Cost Effective Multi-role Combat Aircraft

    03/08/2012 7:08:00 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Bernama ^ | March 7, 2012
    Gripen: Long-Term, Cost Effective Multi-role Combat Aircraft (Source: Bernama; published March 7, 2012) BANGKOK --- As Malaysia listed the Swedish-made Gripen multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) as one of its possible choices for its new generation fighter jets, Saab, the manufacturer of the aircraft, is harping on its long-term cost effectiveness. Saab media relations manager Peter Liander said the cost of the whole life cycle of its MRCA in terms of maintenance, operations and flying was more effective as compared to other MRCA of its class. "Generally, potential buyers should not just look at the buying price only, but also the...
  • Gingrich on Greta's "On the Record" in a Minute (10PM EST)

    03/08/2012 7:02:42 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/12 | Newt Gingrich
    Playing right now...
  • IBM claims huge strides in quantum computing

    03/08/2012 7:01:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    CNET ^ | February 27, 2012 9:00 PM PS | Daniel Terdiman
    With its latest research, Big Blue says it's reached device performance close to the minimum requirements for implementing a "practical quantum computer." But many hurdles remain.Seen here is a silicon chip housing three superconducting quantum bits, or qubits. IBM believes qubits are the key to its quantum computing efforts. (Credit: IBM Research) Scientists at IBM say they have made a quantum computing breakthrough that demonstrates that a full-scale quantum computer is not only possible but is within reasonable reach. In an announcement being made today at the American Physical Society in Boston, Matthias Steffen, manager of IBM's experimental quantum computing...
  • Youth Movement Promotes US Military Presence in Central Africa

    03/08/2012 7:00:29 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 58 replies · 4+ views
    The Intel Hub ^ | March 8, 2012 | Nile Bowie
    Edward Bernays believed that society could not be trusted to make rational and informed decisions on their own, and that guiding public opinion was essential within a democratic society. Bernays founded the Council on Public Relations and his 1928 book, Propaganda cites the methodology used in the application of effective emotional communication. He discovered that such communication is capable of manipulating the unconscious in an effort to produce a desired effect – namely, a capacity to manufacture mass social adherence in support of products, political candidates and social movements. Nearly a century after his heyday, Bernays’ methodology is apparent in...
  • Wife discovers correctional officer's other bride on Facebook

    03/08/2012 6:59:35 PM PST · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Dan Mitchinson
    A Pierce County correctional officer is in trouble for marrying one woman, while still married to his first wife. Alan O'Neill moved out of the home he shared with his first wife, changed his name and took up with another bride, without getting a divorce. When O'Neill's first wife became aware of his second wife from posts on Facebook, she turned to his mother for help. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the man then returned to his first wife and admitted that, yes - he had married another woman. If convicted of bigamy, O'Neill could spend up to a...
  • Presidential Pork Kills Keystone

    03/08/2012 6:57:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | John Ransom
    56 Senators voted in favor of a plan yesterday that would allow the Keystone pipeline to go forward by cancelling the bureaucratic roadblocks put up by the Obama administration/world-wide bus tour. “The 56-42 vote came after President Barack Obama called Democratic senators to lobby them to oppose the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast,” reports FoxNews.“Even so, 11 Democrats sided with Republicans to sidestep Obama's rejection of the pipeline and allow the $7 billion project to go forward.”Yet, despite the majority vote, Senate rules apparently require a...
  • Mitt the Baby Whisperer

    03/08/2012 6:56:27 PM PST · by VinL · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-8-12 | Haberman
    Did you know Mitt Romney’s baby handling skills may be a big help in Mississippi? So says Gov. Phil Bryant, who endorsed Romney Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Pascagoula shortly after Romney wrapped up his stump speech here, Bryant cited the ex-Massachusetts governor’s child-rearing abilities when asked how he’s doing in his conversion to the South. “He had blue jeans on. He likes grits. Again, he's been here before. We've talked to him. We've seen him. But he just has a warm comfortable way about him. I like to see a man when he's holding a baby. And he looks...
  • First look: Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick Tonto

    03/08/2012 6:55:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2012 | Emily Sheridan
    <p>After years of delays, the big-screen version of the popular Fifties show started filming last month.</p> <p>And producer Jerry Bruckheimer gave fans a sneak peek at what to expect with the first photo of Armie Hammer as the Ranger and Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.</p>
  • The Vetting: CNN Implodes Over Breitbart's Obama/Bell Video

    03/08/2012 6:54:43 PM PST · by AAABEST · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-08-2012
    Video. I have never seen a guy so masterfully shred an entire panel of lefties the way Pollak does here. If you're on the Maobama/Bell story it's a must see. Nearly 1,500 comments at the link.
  • WOLF: Mitt beat Rick, but Newt beat Barack

    03/08/2012 6:51:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2012 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    Only one Republican has made Obama squirmThis wouldn't be the first time the media missed the real story. In the wake of a split Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum scored wins against each other, but it was former Speaker Newt Gingrich who single-handedly drove President Obama into panic mode. ~snip~ And then there was Newt Gingrich, the Lazarus of the presidential campaign, as the Drudge Report recently called him, ready to rise once again. While the mainstream media stayed focused on the game of checkers between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum, Mr. Gingrich forced President Obama into an...
  • Soledad OBrien's Embarrassing, Biased Interview (Must watch video)

    03/08/2012 6:47:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | CNN interview
    Soledad O'Brien demonstrated one of the most egregious and embarrassing cases of media bias I've ever seen this morning after arguing with Harvard Law grad Joel Pollak about race at Harvard and Critical Race Theory. O'Brien got so over her head, she leaned upon a panelist who reverted to race card as his argument.
  • Holey Optochip! IBM hits a terabit of info per second

    03/08/2012 6:45:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | March 7, 2012 9:01 PM PST | Daniel Terdiman
    Big Blue's new prototype chip surpasses major milestone, thanks to unlikely innovation: tiny holes in a quarter-inch chip, boosting data transfer. A look at the IBM Holey Optochip, a new chip architecture capable of transferring a terabit of information per second.(Credit: IBM) IBM said this evening that its scientists have developed a computer chip that can move a trillion bits of information a second. Known as the "Holey Optochip," the prototype optical chipset can transfer the equivalent of 500 high-definition movies a second, or the entire U.S. Library of Congress Web archive in an hour, Big Blue said. The innovation...
  • 'Disco Inferno' singer Jimmy Ellis of Rock Hill dies at 74

    03/08/2012 6:44:46 PM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    heraldonline ^ | March 8, 2012 | Andrew Dys
    The end came silently Thursday morning for Jimmy Ellis. But the life, before death at age 74, was never quiet. Jimmy Ellis burned that mother down. James T. Ellis, "Jimmy," died Thursday, but the song "Disco Inferno" will live forever. The silent killer, Alzheimer’s, with no regard for greatness that will never be quieted or a song that changed the world, needs no noise for its desperate deed. But in a lifetime that lasted 74 years until Thursday, there was always sound around Jimmy Ellis who grew up in a shotgun shack on Pond Street in Rock Hill’s Crawford Road...
  • Newt hammers Santorum with Romney's attacks

    03/08/2012 6:40:29 PM PST · by VinL · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-8-12 | Haberman
    So much for conservatives uniting ahead of Alabama and Mississippi. Newt Gingrich's team just came out with what I believe is its first sharp hit against Rick Santorum of the campaign, a video montage of the former Pennsylvania senator talking earmarks, endorsing Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential race and taking "one for the team," as he memorably put it in the final GOP debate in Arizona last month. If the lines of attack seem familiar, it's because Team Romney - the campaign Gingrich has said he wants to thwart - has been using them against Santorum for weeks. It's...
  • Poll: Would you rather listen to dead air, or Rush Limbaugh?

    03/08/2012 6:30:37 PM PST · by caper gal 1 · 37 replies
    MSNBC The Ed Show ^ | March 8, 2012 | The Ed Show Staff
    Poll: Would you rather listen to dead air, or Rush Limbaugh?
  • White House Attack Dog Targets Limbaugh Sponsors

    03/08/2012 6:26:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Censorship: The pressure on Rush Limbaugh's advertisers is from a group that meets regularly with the White House and runs an Obama Super-PAC funded by unions. The group Media Matters acts like a lobbyist but is not registered as one. It operates in the shadows, outside congressional oversight and unaccountable to voters. This makes its collusion with the White House in the heat of a presidential race a serious matter worthy of investigation. Targeting Limbaugh, a staunch Republican, is no coincidence. If the Obama campaign can silence him, it can knock out the party's most powerful voice for firing up...
  • OK ... some of you are really ticked at me

    03/08/2012 6:17:49 PM PST · by SolRosenburg · 75 replies
    Neal Nuze ^ | 03/08/2012 | Neal Boortz
    Sorry .. mea culpa. Somehow I missed the memo detailing how my primary function on the radio is to say things that you will all agree with so that nobody will get mad at me. Now, from the looks of the email and Twitter, some of you don’t like me very much at all. Most of you I don’t know personally … so I’ll survive. Some of the folks that are, shall we say, royally pissed, are friends. Now that hurts. But I’ve always been honest with both my friends and my listeners on how I feel about the issues...
  • Essays for Lent: Tradition

    03/08/2012 6:14:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Traditionby Sebastian R. FamaIt is often alleged that the Catholic Church focuses on tradition rather than Scripture. That is simply not so. The Church focuses on Scripture and Sacred Tradition as they both flow out of the same divine wellspring, making up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation 2:9,10). This is verified by the teaching of Scripture. Scripture speaks of two kinds of tradition. One is condemned, and the other requires belief. Paul tells us In 2 Thessalonians 2:15, to "Stand firm, and hold to the traditions which you were taught by...
  • Flipper's Greatest Flops: Starring Mitt Romney & Friends

    03/08/2012 6:13:53 PM PST · by Bobbisox · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 30, 2012
    Just a little humor this evening.
  • US House Republicans riven by internal battle over spending

    03/08/2012 6:13:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 8, 2012 | David Lawder and Richard Cowan
    A battle among Republicans in the House of Representatives over government spending laid bare on Thursday deep divisions that threaten the party's hopes of major gains in the November congressional elections.House Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, faced a new challenge to his authority as lawmakers aligned to the budget-slashing Tea Party movement ignored his plea to support a $260 billion job creation measure he had championed.
  • Planned Parenthood Fraud Totals $100 Million in Tax Dollars

    03/08/2012 6:12:31 PM PST · by victim soul · 4 replies
    LifeNews.Com ^ | 2.24.12 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has described 2011 as “the most difficult year in [Planned Parenthood’s] history.” Well, welcome to 2012. The Alliance Defense Fund, in conjunction with the Susan B. Anthony List, released its summary report on publicly available federal and state audits that identify waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood and state family planning programs and reveal systemic misuse of nearly $100 million taxpayer dollars. The audits speak for themselves in detailing Planned Parenthood’s misuse of the money that’s been funneled to state family planning programs and Planned Parenthood affiliates. Ten state...
  • Is it Time to Part Company?

    03/08/2012 6:11:15 PM PST · by B.O. Plenty · 38 replies
    Walter E. Williams ^ | Sept 8, 2000 | Walter E. Williams
    The political situation in the US is winding up day by day..clearly screaming louder and getting more vicious.The left are getting more insane, right down to insisting that we all pay for their health care, food stamps, college tuition...and now even their condoms!....God only knows what their next demands will be...maybe they will demand that we all chip in and get them a car...or a house, or a vacation to France...???Walter E. Williams suggested a solution years ago. I dust it off every now and then because a lot the younger Freepers haven't seen this:...so here goes: It's Time To...
  • Nazi persecution saw Jews flee abroad as servantsBy

    03/08/2012 6:10:49 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3-7-12 | Mario Cacciottolo
    As the Nazis tightened their grip on power in the late 1930s, Jews in Germany and Austria began to fear for their safety. Many fled abroad using well-documented methods such as the Kindertransport. But less well known is the story of thousands of Jewish women who fled to the UK by getting jobs as domestic servants. When Natalie Huss-Smickler arrived in England in 1938 as a 26-year-old, she found her new job as a domestic servant something of a shock compared with her secretarial work back home in Vienna. "My first job in England was very, very hard," she says....
  • Israel’s Best Friend

    03/08/2012 6:05:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 6, 2012 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    The only question I have when it comes to President Obama and Israel is whether he is the most pro-Israel president in history or just one of the most. Why? Because the question of whether Israel has the need and the right to pre-emptively attack Iran as it develops a nuclear potential is one of the most hotly contested issues on the world stage today. It is also an issue fraught with danger for Israel and American Jews, neither of whom want to be accused of dragging America into a war, especially one that could weaken an already frail world...
  • How Barack Put Bibi In the Corner [smacked Bibi around]

    03/08/2012 6:03:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Time ^ | 3-8-12 | Justin Frank, M.D.
    The President's remarks reveal he's reached new heights in psychological maturity masterful speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) revealed more than his growing comfort with his own power and with the gravitas of leading the most powerful nation on earth. Moving him forcefully into the center stage of world diplomacy without relinquishing his familiar message of bipartisanship, responsibility, and a never-ending quest to improve the lot of nations, Obama’s speech was the latest in a series of behaviors that revealed a kind of psychological maturity not seen on a presidential level in recent memory. In an interview...
  • Income Inequality Myths Of Left Exposed Once Again

    03/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2012
    Economy: The president's strategy this election year is to divide the supposedly battered 99% from the evil, super-rich 1% doing the battering. But reports of America's income inequality are greatly exaggerated. That financial "inequality" gets treated as a serious issue is proof of an epidemic of economic illiteracy, since the rich do the job-generating in our economy. Now, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth has just added some essential new analysis exposing class-warfare fallacies. Examining Labor Department data, "The Myth of Increasing Income Inequality," published this week, show "that inequality as measured by per-capita spending is no greater today than...
  • Favorite "Sun" Song - Tell us your Favorites - Freeper Canteen - 9 March 2012

    03/08/2012 6:02:07 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 236 replies
    The Canteen Crew
    ~Favorite Sun Songs~ *Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun* In my eyes, indisposed In disguise as no one knows Hides the face, lies the snake The sun in my disgrace Boiling heat, summer stench 'Neath the black the sky looks dead Call my name through the cream And I'll hear you scream again Chorus: Black hole sun Won't you come And wash away the rain Black hole sun Won't you come Won't you come Stuttering, cold and damp Steal the warm wind tired friend Times are gone for honest men And sometimes far too long for snakes In my shoes,...
  • Study: County firefighters’ average compensation dips to $175,000 from $189,000

    03/08/2012 5:58:18 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 4:18 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)
    A new employee compensation study by Clark County administrators shows average firefighter compensation dipped to $175,000 in 2011 from about $189,000 in fiscal year 2010. Almost all of the decline stems from a drop in overtime pay to firefighters. During the last two years, overtime compensation for firefighters fell from $17.4 million in 2009 to $10.5 million in 2011. In 2009, overtime made up 24 percent of a firefighters' wages; in 2011, it made up 15 percent.
  • General Boykin to Beck: ‘I Believe Iran Has a Nuclear Warhead Now’

    03/08/2012 5:57:37 PM PST · by TWhiteBear · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/8/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    General Boykin was more pessimistic. "I have a different view, Glenn, I believe that Iran has a nuclear warhead now. Now, that's gonna shock a lot of people, but they've been working for 25 years and they've had the assistance of North Korea as well as the Russians. You don't work for 25 years without succeeding in the development of a warhead."
  • Liberal Billionaire Dem Donor gets Huge Tax Break for Fenway Park Renovation

    03/08/2012 5:55:07 PM PST · by paul in cape · 1 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/8/12 | Greg Turner
    Fenway swings for $40M with historic designation The Red Sox [team stats] are closer to scoring $40 million in federal tax credits now that century-old Fenway Park [map] has joined the National Register of Historic Places. “We are pleased that Fenway Park will be counted among America’s most treasured historical places, ensuring that it is protected and enjoyed by future generations,” the team said in a statement yesterday. The ownership group led by John Henry has spent $285 million on Fenway renovations over a decade, adding the now-iconic Green Monster seats and opening up the former glassed-in .406 Club, among...
  • Our view: Jauch, Wisconsin losers in missed mining venture

    03/08/2012 5:54:54 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | March 08, 2012, 12:00 AM | Editorial staff
    A couple of years back, along Wisconsin’s borders, three words were added to the bottoms of the “Wisconsin Welcomes You” signs. “Open for business,” the additions announced. But is Wisconsin? Really? You wouldn’t have known it this week, not after the state’s Senate rejected mining legislation despite months of dealings and negotiations. Frustratingly, deliberations devolved into divisive, bitter debates along party lines. While politicians seemed to be doing little more than jockeying for credit while making sure the other party couldn’t score a victory, the state — and especially northern Wisconsin — was losing. We lost big. In the wake...
  • Andrew Breitbart Buried, Legacy Survives Amidst Release of Obama-Bell Videos

    03/08/2012 5:54:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-8-12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Friends, family members and journalists came together in Los Angeles on Tuesday to celebrate the life of media icon Andrew Breitbart only hours before his team returned to a nearby newsroom to tackle a story about President Barack Obama endorsing racialist professor Derrick Bell during his law school days at Harvard. *snip* The Tuesday afternoon service lasted about two hours from 1-3 p.m. PST. The family held a reception afterwards at a Brentwood hotel on Sunset Boulevard where guests were invited to take a stage and tell personal stories about experiences they had shared with Breitbart.
  • Coralville Man Arrested at Grocery Store for "Criminal Mischief With The Cheese"

    03/08/2012 5:54:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    iowacity.patch.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Stephen Schmidt
    An allegedly intoxicated Coralville man has been accused of stealing items from the First Avenue Hy-Vee Friday afternoon, including a jar of cheese that he allegedly proceeded to use to smear all over the men's restroom. According to a criminal complaint from the Iowa City police department, Blake Oren Robinson, 28, of Coralville was seen loitering in the store, and then was shown on security video stealing a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso Medium Cheese, chips and beer. He then allegedly began consuming them in the men's restroom, "committing criminal mischief with the cheese," according to the criminal complaint....
  • The Mormon Senator Who Tried To Save Anne Frank

    03/08/2012 5:47:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 29th, 2012 | Rafael Medoff
    The news that a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic recently conducted a posthumous proxy baptism of Anne Frank, the most famous diarist of the Holocaust, undoubtedly will cause some offense in the Jewish community. Evidently the baptizers believe they were saving Anne’s soul. Of greater significance, however, is what Mormons tried to do to save Anne’s life. Millions of Americans know the story of the German Jewish teenager who hid for more than two years in an Amsterdam attic until she and her family were discovered by the Nazis and sent to the death camps. Anne Frank’s heartbreaking diary...
  • RNC’s delegate count shows Gingrich ahead of Santorum (Stand down, Rick!)

    03/08/2012 5:47:11 PM PST · by VinL · 149 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 3-8-12 | Dinan
    Rick Santorum may have won more primaries but the Republican National Committee's current delegate count shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has more bound delegates than Mr. Santorum in the race for the party's presidential nomination. Frontrunner Mitt Romney has earned 339 delegates to the August nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., or more than the rest of the field combined, according to a chart the RNC sent to its members on Thursday. Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum's 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Winning the nomination will take...
  • Jew Pond needs a name change

    03/08/2012 5:40:16 PM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | February 23, 2012
    Who says nothing good ever came out of a summer outbreak of algae? After all, if it wasn’t for the discovery of those colorful organisms on a small pond two summers ago, Mont Vernon voters might not be going to Town Meeting next month with the opportunity to officially change the name of the tiny pond with the offensive name. At that March 13 meeting, voters will consider a warrant article that asks: “To see if the Town will vote to petition the United States Geological Survey to rename Jew Pond to Grand Hill Pond.” Despite the wording of the...
  • America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/08/2012 5:38:33 PM PST · by dvan · 8 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 03/08/2012 | David Barton
    When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general...
  • Constitution Flouted On War If Panetta Testimony To Congress Says Anything

    03/08/2012 5:36:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2012
    Politics: Does the Constitution matter in executive decisions to go to war, or is the U.S. military just the president's plaything, subject to his getting U.N. "permission" to use it? Unsettling testimony this week suggested the latter. As a revolt in Syria heats up with talk of U.S. intervention, Senate Armed Services Committee member Jeff Sessions stumbled upon an astounding discovery about the White House attitude toward its oath of office and putting U.S. troops in harm's way. "We spend our time worrying about the U.N., the Arab League, NATO, and too little time, my opinion, worrying about the elected...
  • Rush Brings Out Stunning Hypocrisy of the Left

    03/08/2012 5:35:22 PM PST · by WXRGina · 10 replies
    American Clarion ^ | March 8, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Because it is so predictable, by now we should not be stunned by the stunning hypocrisy of the Left, but it is still tough not to be. One way to get your mind around it is to remember that the whole ideology and political existence of members of the communist Left are based on lies. They not only live on lies, lies are essential for their political survival. Let me explain why I call these people the communist Left or communist Democrats (and this also includes some who are fake Republicans). The very foundation of the Left’s platform is an...
  • Tea Party Groups Fighting IRS Assault

    03/08/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by sreastman · 4 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/8/2012 | American Center for Law and Justice
    Tea Party Groups Fighting IRS Assault American Center for Law and Justice The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said it is representing nearly 20 Tea Party organizations nationwide against what appears to be a coordinated attempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to intimidate and silence these organizations in this election year. The ACLJ says IRS information demands sent to Tea Party groups include probing questions that violate the free speech and freedom of association rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. "This appears to be a coordinated attempt to intimidate Tea Party organizations by...
  • Not So Fast On That Whole Economic Recovery Thing

    03/08/2012 5:33:22 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TEC ^ | 3-8-3012 | Michael Snyder
    Not So Fast On That Whole Economic Recovery ThingMichael SnyderMarch 8, 2012 Not so fast. Those that are publicly declaring that an economic recovery has arrived are ignoring a whole host of numbers that indicate that the U.S. economy is in absolutely horrendous shape. The truth is that the health of an economy should not be measured by how well the stock market is doing. Rather, the truth health of an economy should be evaluated by looking at numbers for things like jobs, housing, poverty and debt. Some of the latest economic statistics indicate that unemployment is getting a little...
  • Game On - Song for Rick Santorum - Super Tuesday Surprise Original By First Love (YouTube)

    03/08/2012 5:32:50 PM PST · by Downinthedixie · 7 replies
    Video This is an original copyrighted song written by First Love (Camille & Haley Harris & parents: David & Cherri Harris) We wrote it Sunday night March 4th til 3 in the morning & woke up on March 5th to finish it. We rushed to the studio about 30 minutes after it was done and recorded it! Matt Latta videoed this and edited it all night March 5th - 6th for Super Tuesday. We believe in Santorum's character and his ability to boldly lead this country in the right direction. We Love Rick Santorum & His family!
  • Video: Does O’Brien know what “Critical Race Theory” is?

    03/08/2012 5:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/8/12 | allah pundit
    Via Dan Riehl and Ace, this almost too good to check. Go read Rebel Pundit’s post for an explanation, then skip to 2:00 below. (If you missed Ed’s post this morning, by all means watch the whole thing.) After sneering at Joel Pollak for supposedly mischaracterizing the discipline and then refusing to define it herself, she finally demonstrates her grasp of Critical Race Theory by uncorking a definition that’s curiously similar to … the opening of Wikipedia’s intro on CRT, replete with the noncolloquial use of “intersection” to describe an interdisciplinary study. Could be a coincidence — the definition she...
  • EU: Legal skull-duggery in Greece may doom Portugal

    03/08/2012 5:26:58 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/8/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe has ring-fenced Greece's debt crisis for now but its escalating recourse to legal legerdemain has shattered the trust of global bond markets and may ultimately expose Portugal, Spain, and Italy to greater danger. "The rule of law has been treated with contempt," said Marc Ostwald from Monument Securities. "This will lead to litigation for the next ten years. It has become a massive impediment for long-term investors, and people will now be very wary about Portugal." At the start of the crisis EU leaders declared it unthinkable that any eurozone state should require debt relief, let alone default. Each...
  • Derrick Bell: The Jeremiah Wright Of Harvard

    03/08/2012 5:26:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2012
    Presidential Vetting: Obama's days at Harvard have been shrouded in secrecy. But a new video lifts a corner of the veil, revealing his creepy embrace of the "Jeremiah Wright of academia." It turns out his favorite law professor was the late Derrick Bell, a black radical who taught classes trashing the Constitution as racist. He liked Bell so much he led a law school "strike" in support of him in 1991, when the professor went on unpaid leave to protest the lack of affirmative-action hiring on campus. A video clip posted by Breitbart.com captures Obama praising Bell for "speaking the...
  • Ex-LAPD detective found guilty of first-degree murder

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A jury found former LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend's wife 26 years ago. The trial lasted more than 3 weeks, but it took the jury less than eight hours to return with a guilty verdict on Thursday. The jury also found the allegation that she personally used the firearm to be true. The 51-year-old showed no reaction when the verdict was read. Her husband left the courtroom immediately, and her mother left in tears about a minute later. "I am very disappointed. I think the speed of...