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  • Was “Citizens United” an activist Supreme Court decision?

    03/09/2012 9:56:28 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | March 12, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The simple answer is no, the Citizens United decision was not an activist Supreme Court decision. The Citizens United decision upheld the principle that organized groups, whether they are corporations, unions, or for that matter groups such as the National Organization of Women, a corporation, have the right to engage in political speech and political activism in the form of supporting candidates and causes with money and in-kind support. Citizens United upheld the Constitutional principle of the right to assemble and to seek redress of grievances. By rendering their decision, the Supreme Court upheld the right of any group, which...
  • Obama's dilemma: More jobs, same unemployment rate (Lame Stream Media starts their excuses)

    03/09/2012 9:56:07 AM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/9/2012 | By Charles Riley
    The economy added 227,000 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate didn't change at all. Woe is the White House -- which would love to have the lowest rate possible heading into the general election. But why didn't the unemployment rate change if the economy added jobs? The unemployment rate measures the percent of the labor force that is unemployed. The unemployed are individuals who have actively looked for work over the previous four weeks. Looking for work can mean having a job interview, sending out resumes, or even something as simple as calling friends or relatives in hopes of...
  • "The List", President Obama's One Hundred and Sixty-Third Week in Office

    03/09/2012 9:54:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 3/9.12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Sixty-Third Week in Office3/8/2012Obama and Derick BellBell: USA Must Admit We're Permanently Racist (video)Obama Assigned Reading: Bell Says Whites Might Enslave BlacksUnderstanding Derrick Bell And Why We Shouldn't Mock HimSoledad O'Brien: Derrick Bell FanOld and Busted: Looks Like Soledad O'Brien Got Bailed Out By A Producer Whispering In Her Earpiece A Definition Cribbed From WikipediaVideo: Does O’Brien know what “Critical Race Theory” is?Obama's Radical Professor Derrick Bell: Harvard Gives 'White Boys' Tenure (video)White House: No Comment on Derrick A. Bell's 2010 VisitsDerrick A. Bell Visited the White House Twice in 2010Derrick Bell: Racism 'Important Stabilizing...
  • Is Mitt Romney the new Bob Dole?

    03/09/2012 9:49:18 AM PST · by Mountain Mary · 48 replies
    Politico | 3/08/12 | John Harris and Jonathan Martin
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73809.html Many Republican political professionals are worried that Mitt Romney’s public image is now defined by a word never associated with winning presidential campaigns — weakness — and are urging him to take dramatic steps to recast his reputation between now and the fall. The advice, echoed in interviews with numerous influential GOP figures, comes as Romney finds himself tormented by a contradiction: With each passing day of the primary season, he is coming closer and closer to being presidential nominee — and seemingly further and further away from being president. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73809.html#ixzz1oduaDFj3
  • Rasmussen GOP MS Poll: Romney 35% Santorum 27% Gingrich 27% Paul 6%

    03/09/2012 9:47:44 AM PST · by parksstp · 61 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 03-09-2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Rasmussen Reports’ first Republican primary survey in Mississippi shows former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leading his closest competitors by eight points. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the Magnolia State shows Romney with 35% of the vote, while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich each draw support from 27%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with six percent (6%). One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This Mississippi survey of 750 Likely Republican Primary Voters was conducted...
  • Polls show slight Gingrich edge in Ala., Miss.

    03/09/2012 9:40:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 9, 2012 | Daniel Malloy
    MERIDIAN, Miss. – A pair of new polls are giving hope to Newt Gingrich’s Deep South strategy, as he stresses religion and steps up attacks on rival Rick Santorum. The former U.S. House Speaker leads in Mississippi according to an American Research Group poll out Friday morning has Gingrich leading with 35 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 31 percent and Santorum at 20 percent. A Rasmussen Poll of Alabama shows a dead heat: Gingrich at 30 percent, Santorum at 29 and Romney at 28. ......Santorum is best known as a strident social conservative, but while representing...
  • Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy DiMora, Guilty on 19 counts and counting

    03/09/2012 9:35:22 AM PST · by Typelouder · 36 replies
    radio and tv reports | 3/9/12 | self
    Jimmy DiMora is being found guilty of every count so far by a jury in federal court in Akron, Ohio. He is charged with 34 counts from rico, extortion, bribery....
  • Obama documentary maker: The only negative aspect of Obama is … Republicans

    03/09/2012 9:33:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 9, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Allahpundit introduced you to the story of the Obama campaign documentary — allow CNN’s Piers Morgan to introduce you to its producer, documentarian Davis Guggenheim. Morgan fillets Guggenheim after the filmmaker insists that he found no negatives at all about Barack Obama, and that the only negative aspect of Obama’s term as President comes from … his opposition. No, seriously: --snip-- Piers Morgan: “Most documentary makers balance these movies with the negative as well as the positive. What are the negatives in your movie about Barack Obama? Davis Guggenheim: “Well, I mean the negative for me was, there were too...
  • Contact info for Sheila Jackson Lee and Jan Schakowsky regarding refusal to condemn Bill Maher

    03/09/2012 9:33:20 AM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-2012
    NOTE: after seeing the YouTube, I could not resist contacting the two congresswomen. Maybe some of you would like to send them a fax with your opinion. FAX (202) 226-6890 Congresswoman Schakowsky: I saw the YouTube in which you refused to condemn Bill Maher for calling Sarah Palin a c*nt and dumb tw*t and for refusing to call on President Obama to return the $1 million that Maher gave to his SuperPac. Since it is apparently okay with you to use those demeaning and disgusting words against Governor Palin, I am going to presume that, if I wrote a parody...
  • A Critical Warning: How Drudge has Betrayed Andrew Breitbart – and You

    03/09/2012 9:30:53 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 47 replies
    Andrew Breitbart was one of us, a “Bulldog for the conservative cause,” as Rush Limbaugh put it. And that is why I was furious when I learned that Matt Drudge callously betrayed him – the facts follow below. Andrew Breitbart tried to vet Obama in 2008 – and Matt Drudge blocked his efforts. One might consider, after reading this article, that Drudge, in fact, helped elect Obama! How do you feel about President Obama? Me too, and that’s why Drudge’s betrayal of Andrew Breitbart infuriates me. Drudge betrayed Andrew Breitbart – and you, because you trusted Drudge too. Back to...
  • Dominican Rite Mass in New York City

    03/09/2012 9:30:15 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies
    I had the high blessing of being present when the Dominicans of the Eastern Province of the U.S. offered their first Missa Cantata according to their proper Dominican Rite at their parish in NYC, St. Vincent Ferrer. Fr. Austin Dominic Litke, O.P. offered the Mass on the traditional feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, with the assistance of layman servers and Dominican friars from the Dominican House of Studies in DC, who chanted the propers of the Mass. Father Litke and the servers process up the high altar. The celebrant's Confiteor - notice the difference in the position of the...
  • Julian D.W. Phillips Has A Long Golden Memory--03-09-2012

    03/09/2012 9:29:36 AM PST · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Julian D.W. Phillips of GoldForecaster.com and SilverForecaster.com acclaim has a long memory. He's been actively involved and profitting from world financial and metal markets since 1971. He's one of a few who has vivid memories of the last gold bull market and subsequent gold bear market. Being an international financier, he has a unique perspective that many Americans and Westerners will find disquieting. With talk of gold confiscation in the air, Julian believes the US Government might want your gold because they will need it to pay back Germany and other allies. The US has been storing their gold in...
  • Polls show Southern split (Loving on Newt)

    03/09/2012 9:24:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | Christian Heinze - GOP 12
    [SNIP] ALABAMA, Rasmussen poll: 1. Newt Gingrich 30% 2. Rick Santorum 29% 3. Mitt Romney 28% 4. Ron Paul 7% These numbers are much more salubrious for Gingrich than Alabama State University's recent poll. In that survey, Santorum was 23%, Romney was 19%, and Gingrich was 14%. One explanation? Even though the ASU poll was released Wednesday, it was conducted before Super Tuesday, which shook things up a bit. But... that makes things even more curious, since you'd expect Newt to have fallen after his bad Super Tuesday performance and not risen as Rasmussen suggests. MISSISSIPPI, American Research Group poll:...
  • Jobless Rate Flat at 8.3% Even as Payrolls Grow 227,000

    03/09/2012 9:23:35 AM PST · by null and void · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 8:32 AM ET
    The slow melt-up in employment continued during February as the economy added 227,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate held flat at 8.3 percent. With warm weather helping to spur activity and as the European sovereign debt crisis receded into the background, the American economic engine continued its steady drive toward recovery. Economists had expected 210,000 net new jobs and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 8.3 percent. Private payrolls in February grew by 233,000. Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs and services 203,000. Government subtracted 6,000 jobs from the total, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor...
  • The Royal Family of Mass. "Non-Profits"(Joe Kennedy-Citizen Energy)

    03/09/2012 9:20:55 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 12 replies
    HowieCarr.us ^ | March 9, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Check out form 990 from Atty. Gen. Marsha Coakley's public-charities website. Good old Joe, ex-Congressman and father of Congressional wannabe JoJoJo Kennedy, made a total of $708,000+ in all of his Citizens Energy dealings in 2010. And guess who Citizens' "director of marketing" is. None other than Mrs. Joe Kennedy, a/k/a Beth. She took home another $261,000. Hugo Chavez must be muy proud of his gringo amigos! (Form 990 link at site)
  • "Santorum Girls" video

    This is a nice counter to the 2008 "Obama Girl" video.
  • Obama ‘apology tour’ ridiculed by House Republican on floor

    03/09/2012 9:09:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama ‘apology tour’ ridiculed by House Republican on floor By Adele Hampton - 03/09/12 09:22 AM ET Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) used a floor speech Thursday to rattle off a list of apologies he said President Obama has issued since entering office. Gohmert produced an oversized chart of not only Obama's apologies over the past three years, but also issues and events Gohmert thought more deserving of the president's time. "I thought, maybe it would be helpful to track exactly what deserves apology and what doesn't," the conservative lawmaker, known for colorful floor rhetoric, said in his speech. Marker in...
  • 5000 MAINERS SIGN PETITION TO FLUSH RUSH (barf; but many support Rush)

    03/09/2012 9:07:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 63 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 3/9/12 | Bob Bittner (Jibguy)
    ..and presented to Cary Pahigian at Portland Radio Group, according to RBR. Protesters also outside the building. Cary's response: “I do believe he crossed the line. But there also is an issue of free speech. What is the line? And who is the arbiter of the line?” -and indicates that the show will continue. However, the term "free speech" is appropriate for describing relationship between the people and government; not between people and other people/businesses. It's probably no coincidence that this petition was presented on the International Day of the Woman; yesterday. At least three Portland-area sponsors have pulled out,...
  • Sharpton: 'It's Against The Law To Organize Unions' In Alabama

    03/09/2012 9:04:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did MSNBC ever vet Al Sharpton? Seriously, with so much of the talk about HBO's Game Change docu-drama focusing on the vetting of Sarah Palin or lack thereof by the McCain campaign, is there any minimum standard of knowledge required to have one's own show on the Lean Forward network? Take Sharpton's mind-boggling misstatement on Morning Joe today. The Reverend Al asserted that in Alabama, "it's against the law to organize unions." Did any of the MJ crew, including Joe Scarborough, Gene Robinson and Steve Rattner, call Al out on his misrepresentation? Of course not. View the video here. k
  • Television review: 'The Undefeated' takes Sarah Palin's side (venom alert)

    03/09/2012 9:02:44 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | By Mary McNamara
    "The Undefeated," a documentary about former Alaskan governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin drawn from her memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," seems to have been made as a piece of political promotion for the 2012 presidential race. But before "The Undefeated" premiered in a tiny number of theaters, Palin announced that she would not run. The film did not do well, either financially or critically. Now it has found a secondary purpose — running on Reelz Channel as an answer to the much-touted HBO film "Game Change." Where "Game Change" portrays Palin as a woman professionally unqualified and personally...
  • H&M under fire for using model so thin she's been called 'corpse-like'

    03/09/2012 9:02:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2012 | Deborah Arthurs
    High Street store H&M has come under fire today for its use of a model some have said is so thin as to be 'corpse-like'. The model was used in PR material for the clothing giant's Marni campaign, the latest high profile designer collaboration to be launched by the firm. But some have complained that 26-year-old Aymeline Valade looks 'ready to collapse'.
  • Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program

    03/09/2012 9:01:40 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/09/12 | Sarah B. Weir
    McDonald's and Taco Bell have banned it, but now the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is buying 7 million pounds of beef containing ammonium hydroxide-treated ground connective tissue and meat scraps and serving it up to America's school kids. If you thought cafeteria food was gross before....
  • Obama Pal Derrick Bell: “I live to harass white folks” (VIDEO)

    03/09/2012 9:00:56 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    American Pundit ^ | March 9, 2012 | Stephan Tawney
    Derrick Bell, the radical left-wing professor with whom Barack Obama developed a long association, once admitted during a television interview that he, “lives to harass white folks”. Video emerged the other day of Obama as a law school student embracing Bell’s teachings on Critical Race Theory, the idea that the American political and justice systems are inherently racist. Obama says in the video, “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of Prof. Derrick Bell,” before physically embracing Bell. White House records show Bell repeatedly visited Obama in 2010.
  • Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

    03/09/2012 9:00:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 140 replies
    cnn ^ | March 9, 2012; 4 minutes ago | Gabriella Schwarz
    (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is edging out his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Mississippi, according to a new poll. The American Research Group survey of likely Republican primary voters released Friday showed Gingrich with 35% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20% and Ron Paul with 7%. Gingrich's margin over Romney increased slightly among those who said they will definitely vote in the March 13 primary, 37% to 30%. Santorum garnered 17% support and Paul received 5% among the same group. The poll was conducted after Super Tuesday, when each of the GOP White...
  • 2012 Alabama Republican Primary: Gingrich 30%, Santorum 29%, Romney 28%, Paul 7%

    03/09/2012 8:57:37 AM PST · by unspun · 39 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | March 9, 2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    Alabama Republicans are up to bat next, and right now it’s a near three-way tie going into next Tuesday’s primary. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Alabama finds Newt Gingrich barely ahead with 30% support to 29% for Rick Santorum and 28% for Mitt Romney. Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with seven percent (7%) of the vote. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports...
  • Floyd Mayweather Turned Down A Chance At A $100 Million Payday (Still won't fight Manny Pacquiao)

    03/09/2012 8:54:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/2012 | Cork Gaines
    Will Pacquiao v. Mayweather ever happen? Who turns down a $50 million guarantee that could be turn out to be more than $100 million? Floyd Mayweather Jr., that's who. According to ESPN.com, Manny Pacquiao's camp approached Mayweather with their latest offer for the much anticipated fight between the world's two best boxers. Pacquiao's offer includes a split of the Pay-Per-View (PPV) revenue with the winner taking home 70%.  With the fight estimated to draw $150 million in PPV revenue, that would means more than $100 million to the winner and about $50 million for the loser. And that doesn't...
  • THE WORLD'S LARGEST ECONOMIES: 1990 Vs. 2011

    03/09/2012 8:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    This is from a recent GE investor presentation. In some ways we're struck by how similar now is compared to 1990. China has obviously had an amazing two decades, and Russia and India are new entrants. But the old guard is kind of hanging on. GE
  • GM's Latest 'Crapload' of Chevy Volt Nonsense

    03/09/2012 8:49:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mark Modica
    These guys at Government Motors just continue to outdo themselves. Just as Chevy Volt owners are getting over being called idiots by the head of Audi, GM comes up with an ad that lends credence to the accusation. A supposed Volt owner tells how she loves her car because her friends think it looks like a spaceship and it saves a "crapload" of money. I laid off the original story of the Audi head saying Volts were for idiots. The .001 percenters who bought Volts have a right to spend their money as they see fit and I gave...
  • Obamateurism of the Day

    03/09/2012 8:48:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Worried about the rapid rise in the price of gas? Well, Barack Obama has some advice for you. Quit griping: You’re building trucks that use less oil. And you know that’s especially important right now because most of you have probably filled up your gas tank a time or two in the last week, and you’ve seen how quickly the price of gas is going up. A lot of you may have to drive a distance to work. Higher gas prices are like a tax straight out of your paycheck. And for companies that operate a whole fleet of trucks,...
  • 16 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Be A Really, Really Bad President

    03/09/2012 8:45:13 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    The American Dream ^ | October 31st, 2011
    At this point, it appears very likely that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. He has raised far more money than any of the other candidates, he is leading or is near the lead in all of the early states, the mainstream media have anointed him as the frontrunner and a number of recent polls show that most Republicans fully expect Romney to win the nomination. So will Mitt Romney be the next president of the United States? Well, he certainly fits the part. He looks like a president and he speaks very...
  • How to Stop Putting Gas in the Islamist Tank

    03/09/2012 8:40:13 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    aina.org ^ | 08MAR12 | Clifford D. May
    Islamists are a diverse lot. Some are what diplomats like to call “violent extremists.” They want to kill you. Others are less eager to shed blood, more confident that by mastering electoral politics, manipulating international organizations, and designing effective public-relations campaigns, they can achieve their objectives. What are those objectives? Islamism implies a commitment to the imperative of Islamic power. Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, articulated the basic idea succinctly: It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet....
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads: The Monitor Meets The Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

    03/09/2012 8:36:56 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 40 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | March 9, 2012 | Eric
    Washington was replete with panic as word of the previous day’s destruction reached its doorstep. The ravaging and ruin wrought by the ironclad CSS Virginia (once the USS Merrimack) at Hampton Roads was utterly astonishing. After nightfall, as the USS Congress smoldered, fixing its thick black smoke to the Hampton Roads horizon, and as several other ships were run aground, General Wool at Fortress Monroe reported the travesty to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The note had to first travel to Baltimore before being telegraphed to Washington, leaving the citizens the entire night to be peacefully passed. But at 9:30am,...
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    03/09/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    3/9/12
    Weekly Preppers Thread.
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Video:Female Democratic Lawmakers Refuse to Condemn Bill Maher's Comments About Palin (Graphic Video

    03/09/2012 8:31:23 AM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | FrankStrategies/YouTube/Channel
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikW7ljSm3Fs&feature=player_embedded
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • TN lawmaker says green policies are part of secret U.N. plot

    03/09/2012 8:27:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 3/9/12 | Anne Paine
    Gannett Newspaper - Link Only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120309/NEWS0201/303090079/TN-lawmaker-says-green-policies-part-secret-U-N-plot?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • ARG POLL MISS-- Newt 35%, Rom 31, San-20

    03/09/2012 8:27:00 AM PST · by VinL · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich leads the Mississippi Republican presidential primary with 35%. Gingrich is followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20%, and Ron Paul with 7%. Gingrich leads Romney 37% to 32% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Santorum with 21% and Paul with 3%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Paul leads with 33%, followed by Romney with 24%, Gingrich with 20%, and Santorum with 14%. Gingrich leads Romney 37% to 30% among likely Republican primary voters saying they will definitely vote in the March 6 primary, followed by Santorum with 17% and Paul with 5%. Romney leads Santorum 40%...
  • Occupy Nashville protestors strike camp

    03/09/2012 8:21:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Members of Occupy Nashville have apparently heeded the new law that would have evicted them from War Memorial Plaza overnight. Gov. Bill Haslam originally signed the new law a week ago, but Occupy Nashville members were given a week to comply. A handful of tents remained on the plaza Thursday, but WSMV Ch. 4 reports that the last remaining protestors packed up their belonging overnight. Occupy Nashville was camped out on the plaza for more than four months. Under the new law, those who camp on state property that is not properly designated can face a $2,500 fine, a year...
  • The Sick Man of Europe (Short History of Greece)

    03/09/2012 8:17:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Defining Ideas ^ | March 9, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not long ago, European Union bankers gave the Greeks a €110 billion bailout—along with stern recommendations to stop cooking their books, to go after tax cheaters, to trim fat public payrolls, to reform ludicrous pensions, and to open up the economy to the private sector. The money men were answered with riots, strikes, and defiance in the streets of Athens. Even as the government has nodded that it would enact prescribed austerity measures, it found ways to delay or subvert them. The Greek message, whether deliberate or not, came off as either, “Don’t tell us how to spend your money,”...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, March 9, 2012

    03/09/2012 8:16:37 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 134 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Sandra Fluke on MSNBC Ed Schultz Show defending Obamacare before Rush's comments

    03/09/2012 8:16:15 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/16/2012 | Ed Schultz/ Sandra Fluke
    SCHULTZ: Joining me tonight is Sandra Fluke , the woman Congressman Darrell Issa rejected as a witness today. Ms. Fluke is a law student at Georgetown University . Great to have you with us tonight, Sandra . Now, I understand that you already planned your testimony. You were going to cite examples of people who could have benefited from President Obama ‘s mandate for birth control coverage. Share with us what you would have told that committee today. SANDRA FLUKE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW STUDENT: That is what I was there to speak to the committee about. That's why I was...
  • NY Imam to Petition for Muhammad's Birthday as a National Holiday (Absolutely not)

    03/09/2012 8:15:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Luiza Oleszczuk
    NEW YORK - A New York imam has declared that he will start a campaign on April 22 to make the April 26 birthday of the Muslim prophet Muhammad a national holiday celebrated by Muslims and people of other faiths.Mohammad Abdul Qayyoom, head of the Muhammadi Community Center in Jackson Heights in the NYC borough of Queens, published a copy of the petition via the center's Facebook page to be signed by other religious leaders. The interfaith initiative asks for an establishment of April 26 as a federal holiday, "so that we can enjoy this day like the joy of Christmas.""One good thing [about]...
  • Mishap At Police Academy

    03/09/2012 8:14:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    newhavenindependent.org ^ | 8 Mar 2012 | Melissa Bailey
    Two cops were hit by flying shrapnel Thursday afternoon when an instructor at the police academy accidentally fired a gun, police said. Police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman said during a Whitney Avenue press conference the incident took place “just minutes past noon” at the academy at 710 Sherman Parkway. “One of the training instructors accidentally discharged a live round inside a classroom at the police academy,” Hartman said. The bullet, from a 40-caliber handgun, struck a concrete wall. “Particles from the bullet ricocheted off of that wall, striking two officers,” Hartman said. Officer Ryan Przybylski was hit on the forehead...
  • Redistricting, top-two primary change California's election game

    03/09/2012 8:10:28 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/9/12 | Dan Walters
    California's most noteworthy congressional race this year is the high-dollar shootout between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Berman and Sherman were thrown together in the 30th Congressional District when the independent redistricting commission drew new maps for the state's 53 congressional districts. The two rivals have spent a collective 45 years in Congress and are spending millions of dollars in their duel for political survival, with policy on Israel and Iran potent issues in the heavily Jewish district. It could even be a year-long struggle. Democrats have a 2-to-1...
  • The Buzz: Democrats' duel over pay of legislators goes to court

    03/09/2012 8:05:45 AM PST · by SmithL
    When Democrats control the state Legislature and all statewide offices, sooner or later they will end up fighting each other in court. One need look no further than the approaching showdown between legislative leaders and state Controller John Chiang. The issue was joined in January when Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Darrell Steinberg sued their fellow Democrat over Chiang's decision last June to withhold lawmakers' pay after concluding the budget they passed was unbalanced. In a recent court filing, lawmakers argued that Chiang overstepped his authority in an effort to be "politically expedient.
  • Judges Lash Out at ‘Tortuous Text’

    03/09/2012 8:04:49 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/09/12 | Joanna Chung
    Lots of people have strong feelings about Medicare. But some of the most passionate outbursts have come from judges trying to sort through its language. James Madison warned in the Federalist Papers about laws “so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
  • 'Retired' Osama bin Laden viewed death as a release from years of ill health, book claims

    03/09/2012 8:04:40 AM PST · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08March2012 | Rob Crilly
    The research by Brigadier Shaukat Qadir, a retired Pakistani army officer, claims al-Qaeda forced bin Laden to "retire" from his position as "amir" – or chief – of the group and to live out his days in isolation from the movement he founded. It paints a picture of the world's most wanted man living a secluded life in the town of Abbottabad, surrounded by squabbling wives as he gradually succumbed to dementia and failing health. Brigadier Qadir, intrigued by conflicting accounts of the raid to kill bin Laden in May last year, has embarked on a personal quest to uncover...
  • Jerry Brown predicts ongoing budget problems, "finger-pointing" if his tax measures fails

    03/09/2012 8:01:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/9/12 | David Siders and Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he is racing to clear the November ballot of two rival tax initiatives because failure will lead to severe ongoing budget problems and Democratic blame-trading. "If we get down the road and there are no taxes," he said, "there's going to be a lot of finger-pointing." The Democratic governor, who proposes to raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners, said a proposed tax on millionaires would attract many of the same people who might otherwise support his plan, splitting the vote and likely leaving both measures to fail. "That would,...
  • Fasting Fox News: unregistered Romney SUPERPAC

    03/09/2012 7:57:06 AM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies
    http://youtu.be/bt-6l0RSPQQ ^ | 3/9/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Romney's shadow backers dumping tens of millions of dollars per state to slander his opponents is enough of an advantage- but having a 24 hour news network to do his bidding demonstrates a PERCEIVED disadvantage on a David v. Goliath scale... (video)