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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 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:
  • 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 · 10 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 and 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...