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  • Campus Police Detain and Draw Weapons on Student Activist for Wearing Empty Holster

    04/11/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 126 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 April, 2012 | cbaus
    Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State University Police detained and drew their weapons on student-activist Mike Newbern for demonstrating his support for gun rights by wearing an empty holster to a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday. Newbern, the president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, was taken forcibly into police custody just after 8:30 p.m., while he was standing at the front of the crowd wearing an empty holster, which was clearly visible on his belt, and with his hands crossed in front of his chest. A police report released on Thursday indicates two officers drew their firearms before approaching...
  • ‘Buffett Rule' is not a campaign ‘gimmick,' Obama says (Everything Obama does is a gimmick)

    04/11/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/11/2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama defended his "Buffett Rule" proposal for higher taxes on the very rich Wednesday, denying it was a reelection campaign "gimmick" that will do little to close the deficit or spur job growth. "This is not simply an issue of redistributing wealth," Obama said. "This is not just about fairness. This is also about growth. This is also about being able to make the investments we need to succeed and it's about we, as a country, being willing to pay for those investments and closing our deficits." The president took aim at critics who say, in his words,...
  • Obama Wants To Grant Us Fairness...AND a New Hashtag to OCCUPY!

    04/11/2012 9:51:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2012 | MOTUS
    Well, ok, since this has been floating around for a week or so now, we can finally get to the truth: the Buffet Rule is really more about spreading the wealth around. Just not that much wealth, according to the CBO, so it’s more symbolic of where we intend to go from here. So anyway, the “Buffet Rule” was never about paying down the deficit? It was about making life “fair” all along? The goal, Mr. Furman explained, is to establish a "a basic issue of tax fairness." ... ...On another front: all hell’s broken loose again with one of...
  • Why I Called George Zimmerman a Murderer, and Why I Was Wrong

    04/11/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 99 replies
    PJMEDIA ^ | April 11, 2012 | Bob Owens
    On March 17, I thought I had it all figured out. I wrote a post [1] on my blog in which I pronounced America’s most famous neighborhood watch captain guilty:
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL — Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Voters approve concealed carry ordinance in Pike County, Illinois: Now What?

    04/11/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/8286 ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Jim Shepherd
    Recently, I made a big deal out of the fact that on Tuesday, March 21, 2012, Pike County, Illinois passed a voter initiative that rejected the concealed carry restrictions of state law-in Pike County. When that story ran, several readers - including a some very irritated Illinois attorneys, were quick to point out that a voter initiative had no force of law. Until today, their point hasn't been addressed. That's because we couldn't get any insight into the whole state/local law point. First, let's shuck this down to the cob on a key question: can I now carry a concealed...
  • From Man Alive! - "A survival manual for the human mind."

    04/11/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 4. The greatest invention in the history of humanity. That chapter heading is really just a tease. WhatÂ’s the most important invention ever devised by the mind of man? Fathertongue, of course. All other inventions flow from it. Without it, we are badly-adapted hairless apes, ultimately doomed to an ignominious extinction. With it, human beings danced on the Moon. In the last chapter, I raised the idea of your being stranded on a desert island. ThatÂ’s a hugely unlikely scenario, but itÂ’s interesting to think about...
  • Should Taxes Be Raised on the Rich to help the economy? Help Freep this Poll!

    04/11/2012 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/11/12 | Howard
    Should Taxes Be Raised on the Rich to help the economy. Freep this poll (needs it badly). 64% say yes! Middle right of the page.
  • Rita Hayworth Is Stayin' Alive (Video)

    04/11/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT · by murron · 47 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 20, 2010
    With all that's going on in the news today that's bringing us down, this should provide a nice break from that. Someone took a lot of time to edit this but watching it is well worth your time.
  • Committee votes to protect Second Amendment rights(OK)

    04/11/2012 9:24:34 AM PDT · by marktwain
    pryordailytimes.com ^ | 10 April, 2012 | NA
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of a state House committee have voted to increase the legal protection of citizens’ constitutional rights. Senate Bill 1760, by state Sen. Anthony Sykes and state Rep. T.W. Shannon, would specify that Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights cannot be taken away during a declared state of emergency. “While government may assume greater police powers to preserve public safety during times of emergency, the government should never be allowed to strip citizens of their most basic constitutional rights,” said Shannon , R-Lawton. “This legislation simply makes clear that Oklahomans will continue to have the right to self-defense during...
  • EPA Fines School Bus Company 438K For 'Excessive Idling'

    04/11/2012 9:19:49 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 42 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced nearly $500,000 in fines and mandatory “environmental projects” on a school bus contractor for “excessive idling,” and as part of its anti-idling campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of school buses waiting to pick up children for their routes. “As part of a settlement for alleged excessive diesel idling in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Durham School Services will commit to reduce idling from its school bus fleet of 13,900 buses operating in 30 states,” read an EPA press release on Tuesday. The EPA says an agency inspector two years ago spotted buses of...
  • FOX host Sean Hannity confirms off-the-record talk with George Zimmerman

    04/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 132 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    FOX News host Sean Hannity confirmed on his show Tuesday night he had an off-the-record chat with someone he believed was George Zimmerman. The neighborhood watchman's former legal team announced they would no longer represent him because the 28-year-old had ignored their calls and said he had reached out to Hannity and special prosecutor Angela Corey on his own. On his show, Hannity said he wanted to "set the record straight." "For a few weeks we have been pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story," the host said. “Now...
  • How Romney Stacks Up Against Obama

    04/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/11/2012 | Ryan Mauro
    Rick Santorum ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination yesterday, making Mitt Romney the all-but-certain nominee. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are staying in the race, but now attention is shifting to Romney’s future choice of a running mate and uphill battle to replace President Obama. Speculation that Santorum would quit the race rose after his three-year-old daughter, Bella, had to go to the hospital over the weekend. She suffers from Trisomy-18, a rare disorder that is fatal for all but one percent of its victims by age 10. She has been released from the hospital, but the decision...
  • Sen. Kevin Bryant seeks to revise S.C.'s concealed carry law

    04/11/2012 9:17:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    independentmail.com ^ | 10 April, 2012 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Republican senator wants residents to be able to carry a gun openly. Sen. Kevin Bryant of Anderson introduced legislation Tuesday revising the state's concealed carry law, saying the Second Amendment doesn't use the words concealed permit.
  • Levin: Obama's 'Such A Liar,' 'He Sounds Like Marx'

    04/11/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 18 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    On his show last night, Mark Levin called President Obama a liar and said that he sounds like Karl Marx when he speaks about the economy. After playing a clip of Obama touting his newest tax, the “Buffett Rule,” Levin said, “Stop. Stop. He’s such a liar, that I really have to constrain myself…despite what the government is doing, we’re the most successful people on the face of the earth.” Levin was criticizing Obama’s comments made yesterday in Florida when the president said, “What drags our entire economy down is when the benefits of economic growth and productivity go only...
  • Allen West: Half the Democrats in Congress are Communists

    04/11/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Allen West: Half the Democrats in Congress are Communists By Daniel Strauss - 04/11/12 10:24 AM ET Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says he's heard that almost half of all the Democrats in Congress are secretly part of the Communist Party. He offered no names or proof of his accusation. West told almost 100 Floridians in Palm City on Tuesday that "he's heard" as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party, according to the Palm Beach Post. The freshman Republican, an outspoken conservative and Tea Party favorite, is a longtime critic of the Democratic Party. At...
  • Red Sox tickets anyone?

    04/11/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/11/12 | Brian McGrory
    There’s a guy I know named Bill who happens to be in possession of large amounts of free time. Bill got lucky in life, defying every expectation ever set for him. Now he wanders from one day to the next, a ship across the placid skin of the Pacific, never spying obligation on the horizon. So when I found myself with a pair of tickets to the Red Sox Friday home opener but with a conflict that keeps me from being there, Bill was my first logical call. He has absolutely nothing else going on. “Do you want seats to...
  • Federal employees got bonuses for planning agency's lavish 2010 event, investigation reveals

    04/11/2012 9:13:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/11/12 | AP/foxnews
    Awarding bonuses for wasting taxpayer dollars? That appears to be incentive offered by the federal agency under fire for spending lavishly on a 2010 conference held near Las Vegas. The latest details from an inspector general report on the conference reveal 50 employees were given cash awards of $500 and $1,000 for their work arranging the now-infamous conference.
  • The Jury Will Acquit George Zimmerman

    04/11/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 49 replies
    04/11/12
    I’m highly doubtful whether Zimmerman can get a fair trial even if he is charged, and any time the media gets itself into a frenzy over a case the defendant is acquitted: OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, etc. I think juries understand that once the media gets involved the only fair thing to do is acquit. Indeed, look at how the media has unfairly mangled the facts so far in the Zimmerman case. First the media said Zimmerman was white, and it turns out he’s actually Hispanic. Then the news media edited the 911 call to make it falsely...
  • The incredible power of clouds (and Roy Spencer’s work)

    04/11/2012 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 11th, 2012 | Joanne
    Joint Post by Tony Cox and Jo Nova Clouds cool the planet as it warms Clouds cover an enormous 65% of the planet and are responsible for about half of the sunlight that is reflected back out to space.[i] The effects of clouds are so strong that most of the differences between IPCC-favoured-models comes from the assumptions the models make about clouds. Cloud feedbacks are the “largest source of uncertainty”.[ii] Numerous studies show models project wildly different results for clouds, and yet few could correctly simulate clouds as recorded by satellites.[iii] One researcher described our understanding of cloud parameters as...
  • Obama as Farce : "it's hard to walk back idiocy"

    04/11/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/11/12 | w gensert
    Karl Marx said history repeats itself, "first as tragedy, then as farce." Barack Obama has reversed that. His first term was certainly farce; his second will be tragedy. Obama has Forrest Gumped his way through his presidency, except without the success, charm, and endearing sweetness of the original. He has given America three and a half years of farce, even if no one is laughing. He is an adumbrated president, desperate about his re-election prospects. Sold as a bipartisan moderate, a post-racial healer, a transformative leader -- we were told he would not just solve our problems, but heal the...
  • Gun Group Thanks EPA for Denying Petition to Ban Traditional Ammunition

    04/11/2012 9:04:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 10 April, 2012 | NSSF
    Submitted by National Shooting Sports Foundation on Apr 10, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday denied yet another frivolous petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) — an established anti-hunting group — calling for a ban on the traditional ammunition (containing lead-core components) for hunting and shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, applauds the EPA’s latest decision and called upon Congress to immediately pass the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act (S.838/H.R.1558). In the House of Representatives, the bill is also included...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 11, 2012

    04/11/2012 9:00:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 11,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Five months, 12K new licenses; WA at front end of CCW surge

    04/11/2012 8:59:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In the five months between early November and early April, the Washington Department of Licensing logged nearly 12,000 new concealed pistol licenses, putting the Evergreen State definitely on the front end of a national surge that is seeing record numbers of private citizens “arming up.” Back on Nov. 9, 2011, this column checked with DOL to find there were 345,786 active CPLs on the books. Five weeks later, on Dec. 19, that number had jumped to 348,660 active CPLs and as this column reported on April 5, the number had climbed more significantly to 357,782 issued CPLS. That’s a total...
  • Prosecutor Plans Announcement as George Zimmerman's Legal Team Calls It Quits

    04/11/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 80 replies
    ABC ^ | April 10, 2012 | ENJOLI FRANCIS, MATT GUTMAN (@mattgutmanABC) and CANDACE SMITH
    A special prosecutor promised "new information regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation" within 72 hours, prompting speculation that the alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, could be charged soon. The announcement that the prosecutor, State Attorney Angela Corey, would soon hold a news conference came just hours after Zimmerman's lawyers said they would no longer represent him. Corey said Monday that she will not present the case to a grand jury; she retains the power to decide herself whether to press charges against Zimmerman in the shooting. Zimmerman's lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said today they were withdrawing from the...
  • Explosion at GM Tech Center; lithium battery is the suspected cause

    04/11/2012 8:51:24 AM PDT · by equaviator · 41 replies
    autoweek.com ^ | 4/11/12 | David Arnouts
    According to WWJ Detroit, there was an explosion at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday morning. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Wilkinson said the explosion most likely was related to a lithium battery. Wilkinson told Autoweek that a responder notified the HAZMAT team via radio that the explosion involved lithium batteries in the research facility's Alternative Energy Center. The fire was extinguished and portions of the facility were evacuated, but responders were still on the scene. Two people were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Check out WWJ CBS Detroit for up-to-the-minute information. Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120411/CARNEWS/120419982#ixzz1rkOFfaeg
  • Linux. Do it your way!

    04/11/2012 8:50:53 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 31 replies
    Unixmen ^ | 10 April 2012 | Chris Jones
    I like to think that Linux is about a flexible an operating system as you can find. But it can be easy to forget just how flexible it is. We can get ourselves stuck in our computing habits and stick with the old and familiar. And sometimes, just trying something new can sometimes seem daunting and just not worth the effort. But I believe it is worth the effort. And by the end of the process, you will have probably learned something that you did not know already. One of the aspects of Linux that I would like to point...
  • Detroit woman kills intruder in her home(MI)

    04/11/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | 5 April, 2012 | Jim Kiertzner
    DETROIT - A Detroit woman's confrontation Thursday morning with a group of intruders in her home on the city's west side ended with one of them being shot dead. It all unfolded in the 17500 block of Appoline at about 10 a.m. Family members of the 38-year-old woman told Local 4 she heard the men break into her home and found them in her kitchen, handling a gun they had found in her purse. The family members said one of the men tried to go upstairs but was shot in the head by the woman, who used another gun she...
  • Souls & Rivers of Faith (With Ghost EVP's)

    04/11/2012 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 4-11-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic signature o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and a few ghost EVP's (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)!
  • Believers will always praise HIS holy name, because the Spirit of GOD pushes forth ministry.

    04/11/2012 8:39:31 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 32 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    GOD's spirit pushes forth ministry, and not any force of a human's wants or needs; as they do not even match up with what GOD wants. That's why GOD came to them and changed their lives. We know that JESUS only came for the the lowly, not the righteous. We will confess HIS name and slowly live according to what we confess. The key to the those that do not believe is how they live and what they say, even if they may use GOD's holy name. Beware and watch all things in the spirit.
  • It’s Sheriffs First in Arizona!

    04/11/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies
    A short piece of legislation recently passed by the Arizona legislature makes a big statement.HB2434 affirms the sheriffs of Arizona as the supreme constitutional law enforcement officers in their counties and serves notice to the federal government that it must work through them to exercise their limited powers.The bill simply states that:A. Before taking any official law enforcement action in a county in this state, a federal law enforcement officer shall notify the sheriff of the county, unless the notification would impede the federal officer’s duties.B. If a federal law enforcement officer does not notify the sheriff pursuant to subsection...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/11/2012 8:32:30 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 19 replies
    4/11/12 | Hiskid
    Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your...
  • Securities Class Actions Target M&A, Internal Controls

    04/11/2012 8:28:25 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/11/12 | C.M. Matthews
    As the global economy rebounds, however modestly, plaintiffs’ lawyers seem to be taking note. The federal securities class action litigation arena is increasingly focused on mergers-and-acquisitions-related cases, which increased by 17% to reach an all time high in 2011, according to a new study.
  • Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

    04/11/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    CFACT ^ | April 11, 2012 | swampsniper
    Joint letter from 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts to the current NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence about global warming.
  • Obama’s money woes

    04/11/2012 8:27:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Amy Walter, David Chalian, Rick Klein, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham
    President Obama has money troubles. The president's re-election campaign was rumored to be a $1 billion juggernaut, it was supposed to dominate the 2012 election. But it has fallen short of that lofty number, by a lot. The inability to reach the big B is a warning signal to the base. In 2008 Democrats had every reason in the world to donate, and they need to be convinced of the same this time around.
  • Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2 (To Hydrocarbons!)

    04/11/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | 04-11-12 | Jennifer Chu - Provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Copper -- the stuff of pennies and tea kettles -- is also one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels with relatively little energy. When fashioned into an electrode and stimulated with voltage, copper acts as a strong catalyst, setting off an electrochemical reaction with carbon dioxide that reduces the greenhouse gas to methane or methanol. Various researchers around the world have studied copper’s potential as an energy-efficient means of recycling carbon dioxide emissions in powerplants: Instead of being released into the atmosphere, carbon dioxide would be circulated through a copper catalyst and turned into...
  • Gun Owners Seek End to State Barriers to Concealed Weapons

    04/11/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 10 February, 2012 | Ryan Jerome
    Ryan Jerome took his .45-caliber Ruger with him to Manhattan last September and thought he understood the city's weapons laws when he carried his loaded handgun on a side trip to the Empire State Building. But Jerome, who is from Indiana, soon found himself in a legal tangle that he said illustrates the confusing array of gun laws in the U.S. and the need for uniformity. "How can the city of New York override your rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution?" said Jerome, 29, who pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor weapons possession charge as part of...
  • Why I Am A Gun Owner And You Should Be Too

    04/11/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    unitedliberty.org ^ | 10 April, 2012 | Kevin Boyd
    I spent my Easter at a shooting range about an hour west of my home. My wife had to work and I did not have plans to see family, so had some extra time to occupy myself with. I decided to put that extra time to use breaking a shotgun I purchased about a month for home defense. While my shoulder handled the 2 1/2 inch target shells pretty well, the 3 inch magnum 00 buckshot I shot pretty much made it raw. While on my way to and from the range is a drive down a Mississippi country highway...
  • Muslim Brotherhood chooses chaos

    04/11/2012 8:13:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | Spengler
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood signaled its intent on Sunday to push the country into economic chaos. With liquid foreign exchange reserves barely equal to two months' imports and panic spreading through the Egyptian economy, the Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater warned that it would block a US$3 billion emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) unless the military government ceded power. "We told them [the government], you have two choices. Either postpone this issue of borrowing and come up with any other way of dealing with it without our approval, or speed up the formation of a government," Khairat al-Shater...
  • Want To Comment on NBC 5 About Race Relations? (North Texas)

    04/11/2012 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Windflier · 13 replies
    Email ^ | 10 April 2012 | Kristi Nelson
    Sent: 4/10/2012 6:28:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time Subj: New message from Kristi Nelson My name Kristi Nelson, and I'm with NBC 5 News here in DFW. I’m working on a series of stories about race relations in 2012. This was planned before all of the recent race discussions prompted by the Trayvon Martin case, although perhaps that makes the topic more timely. I’m writing because we need input from people who identify themselves as “Conservative.” What we're asking people is how they feel race relations have improved or declined here in North Texas, or if they believe racial equality has...
  • Cable bills to pass $200 a month by 2020: industry forecast

    04/11/2012 8:07:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 11, 2012 | PAUL THARP
    Move over, $5 a gallon gas — America’s new household budget buster may soon be the $200 a month cable bill. While wages for US workers have remained stagnant, cable bills have quietly climbed 6 percent a year and will pass $200 a month by 2020, according to an alarming industry forecast released yesterday.
  • Green Eyeshadow On Red Ink: 'Green' Jobs Fail To Live Up To The Hype

    04/11/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2012 | Tom Gantert
    In 2010, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm touted the “energy economy” with helping turn around Michigan’s economy. Granholm boasted that the state had 109,000 green jobs in 2009 and said, "The new energy economy is already here, infusing our state with good-paying, permanent jobs.” From 2004 to 2009, Gov. Granholm said Michigan had invested $1 billion to promote “green manufacturing.” Yet, green jobs account for just 2.1 percent of the total jobs in Michigan today, according to a government report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report that Michigan was 12th in the nation in providing jobs related to “green”...
  • Beginning a week of NRA bashing

    04/11/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    As the National Rifle Association prepares to convene its annual members’ meetings and exhibits this weekend in St. Louis, Missouri – from whence this column will be reporting later in the week – an annual orgy of media mayhem is about to unfold, wrapping up with an anti-gun demonstration outside the convention center, this one dedicated to slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. For the next six days at least, NRA members from Seattle to Sarasota who are headed to St. Louis will be slandered, smeared and demonized for the sin of defending a constitutionally-protected, fundamental civil right. Just take it...
  • State to feds: We won't cooperate

    04/11/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    WND ^ | April 10, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A Virginia proposal that declares state workers and resources will be unavailable should Barack Obama decide to exercise provisions in the newest National Defense Authorization Act regarding the detention of U.S. citizens has begun moving forward again. House Bill 1160 was adopted by lawmakers last month, and the deadline for Gov. Bob McDonnell to address the controversy arrived last night. A spokesman in his office told WND today the governor recommended some adjustments to the proposal, and its chief sponsor in the statehouse says those will be made, and it then is expected to become law. The bill addresses several...
  • Huckabee Show Opens With Staged Caller

    04/11/2012 7:59:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/11/2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Wow. ...you just can't make it up. .... Mike Huckabee took his first phone call of his new talk radio call-in show yesterday. From "Mike in San Francisco." Remember: the show is being positioned by the Cumulus Media Network as the conservative show with "more conversation, less confrontation." Or, as it is certainly being pushed in the anti-Rush Limbaugh media, the show for moderate Republicans that will Take Rush Out. RINO Radio, as we noted here last week. But there seemed to be something slightly out of whack. That something? The very first phone call, arriving some fifty minutes into...
  • Board to death – Battleship review (Screening in Australia)

    04/11/2012 7:51:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Quickflix ^ | April 11, 2012 | Simon Murado
    Blockbusters, ho! With the American summer sailing ever closer, audiences are bracing themselves for the inevitable onslaught of big-budget features that have made the period so highly anticipated (and feared). Though March releases John Carter and The Hunger Games threatened to kick off proceedings early, they failed; John Carter by not being successful, and The Hunger Games by being significantly smarter than the season’s traditional fare. So welcome aboard Peter Berg‘s Battleship, a suitably brain-dead and super silly action flick based on a classic – but notably plot-free – board game. Weather wise, things are cooling down in Australia rather...
  • AG Holder: if evidence in Trayvon Martin case warrants, Justice Department will act

    04/11/2012 7:48:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Pete Yost, Suzanne Gamboa
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the Trayvon Martin case if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed. The attorney general made the comment in an appearance Wednesday before a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
  • Lugar, Mourdock to meet in debate [Entrenched liberal R vs. Tea Party Conservative?]

    04/11/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Voters will have a chance to weigh U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar and his primary challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, tonight as they spar in their only scheduled debate before the May 8 primary election. Lugar, a 36-year incumbent, has the backing of “establishment” Republicans and has been endorsed by Gov. Mitch Daniels, while Mourdock has tried to sell his tea party credentials, winning the approval of conservative special-interest groups like the Club for Growth and Indiana Right to Life. The debate runs from 7-8 p.m. and will be televised live on The News-Sentinel’s newsgathering partner, WANE, NewsChannel 15, as well...
  • How much is your country really worth to you?

    04/11/2012 7:47:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-11-12 | Vince
    Over the course of the last ten years millions of brave men and women have served in the United States military. Those people, those fathers, mothers, sons and daughters deserve every ounce of respect that Americans of all stripes have. It says a lot about both the country and these individuals that they still see something in the United States worth defending and that they were willing to sign on the dotted line to do so. Unfortunately, that is simply not enough. Not that those brave men and women aren’t giving enough, but rather, the great sacrifice they have been...
  • 'Feeding up a bony stray cat saved me from anorexia' [snip]

    04/11/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 April 2012 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Aged 20, Ashley Ransley was severely anorexic, and despite her 6ft frame she weighed the same as a 12-year-old. Doctors warned her she could have a heart attack at any moment as her body gradually shut down, and following years of failed treatments she resigned herself to a slow suicide.