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  • Mike Tyson on Zimmerman: ‘It’s a disgrace he hasn’t been shot yet’

    04/11/2012 5:55:32 PM PDT · by emax · 37 replies
    Yahoo News
    As if there werent enough race baiters trying to use this to make people pay attention to them: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/mike-tyson-trayvon-martin-case-disgrace-george-zimmerman-221115400.html
  • NBC fires editor for altering Zimmerman 911 call; when will MSNBC fire the writer who did the same?

    04/11/2012 5:52:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    lesjones.com Blog ^ | Les Jones | April 7, 2012
    Welcome, visitors from Instapundit, JustOneMinute, Michelle Malkin, Ace of Spades, and elsewhere. One interesting update to this story is that TalkLeft found that there was an earlier version of the Today show story from March 27th. NBC Producer Out But Unnamed The NY Tmes breaks its Trayvon Martin silence long enough to report at one of their blogs that an unnamed NBC producer has been fired as a result of the doctored Zimmerman “He looks black” report. Before NBC’s alteration on TV, MSNBC did the exact same thing in print. When will MSNBC fire someone? UPDATE: A reader named Jim...
  • Richard Baumgartner fallout: Judge grants new trial for man convicted of killing toddler

    04/11/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/11/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge today granted a new trial for a man convicted of killing a toddler. In the continuing fallout over former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner's pill addiction and resulting crimes, Paul Jerome Johnson Jr. will be retried in the July 2008 beating and strangulation of 18-month-old Joseph De'Jon Manning. Johnson was convicted in a July 2010 trial presided over by Baumgartner. However, Baumgartner resigned before ruling on Johnson's motion for a new trial. Such motions are routinely filed after trials and generally denied, paving the way for appeal. Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ruled today...
  • Vanity: Is anyone else fed up with the racism of Obamas regime?

    04/11/2012 5:51:20 PM PDT · by estrogen · 68 replies
    vanity | estrogen
    Is anyone else fed up?
  • Is anyone else fed up with the racism of Obamas regime?

    04/11/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT · by estrogen · 3 replies
    vanity | estrogen
    Is anyone else fed up?
  • EU to ban hairdressers from wearing high-heeled shoes or jewellery

    04/11/2012 5:48:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    EU to ban hairdressers from wearing high-heeled shoes or jewellery Daily Mail April 11, 201212:00AM hairdressers in Europe. Photo: Joel Christie Source: National Features Hairdressers will be banned from wearing high heels and jewellery under proposals being drawn up in Brussels. A health and safety directive orders stylists to wear ‘non-slip soles’ when they are cutting hair and bans wedding rings and watches as unhygienic. The plans will see hairdressers told not to let staff do too many haircuts in one day to prevent ‘emotional collapses’. And the bizarre rules will tell salon workers to have a regular ‘social dialogue’...
  • Obama's 'deficit reduction' plan = He can only contain his inner Lenin for so long

    04/11/2012 5:44:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-11-12 | DrJohn
    The real Vladimir Ilyich Obama stands up As part of his fantasy "deficit reduction" plan, Barack Obama proposed a number of new taxes. One of them was the so-called "Buffett Rule." When it was initially proposed, it was part of the plan to reduce the deficit. 'Buffett rule'President Obama "Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires," he said. "It's hard to argue against that." Mr Obama suggested a "Buffett rule", which would see Americans who earn more than $1m pay the same rate of tax as those who earn less. The proposal refers to billionaire financier Warren...
  • North Korea Prepares for a Milestone Year (celebrate kim il-sung and newest dear leader)

    04/11/2012 5:40:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4-10-12 | Alan Taylor
    The government of North Korea recently invited dozens of foreign journalists into its secretive country to cover the 100th birthday celebration for founder Kim Il Sung on April 15. Among pageants and openings, the event drawing the most attention is the scheduled launch of a three-stage Unha-3 rocket carrying a weather satellite. The launch is already drawing criticism from Western governments: If successful, it could demonstrate North Korea's capacity to produce an intercontinental missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. Despite their official invitation, foreign photographers are still restricted -- escorted wherever they go and unable to photograph more than...
  • Virgin Galactic is coming … but how will space tourism work?

    04/11/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 04/11/12 | Harmza Bendemra
    Ten days ago, British business magnate Richard Branson announced a new Virgin venture – Virgin Volcanic: an expedition to the centre of Earth through an active volcano. As you probably guessed, it was an April Fool’s joke – a very cheesy one, too, as days earlier James Cameron had just reached the ocean’s deepest point, an (actual) expedition that was well discussed on The Conversation.
  • Two Open Carry Bills Moving Through Legislature(OK)

    04/11/2012 5:34:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    koco.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | NA
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Right now, two open carry bills allowing people to openly carry firearms are moving through the state legislature. Click Like For Oklahoma News Updates: Lawmakers are debating them, but first they want to clarify the rules. Rep. Steve Martin says the open carry law was stopped in 1971. However, it could soon be back. "It is an open carry for people with a permit," said Martin. Martin spearheaded the idea with House bill 2522. Then a similar bill proposed in the Senate changed some language for specific rules. For instance if passed, this bill will not allow...
  • Planned Parenthood launches ‘40 Days of Prayer’ for abortion

    04/11/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/11/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    EUREKA, California, April 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Although Planned Parenthood has frequently complained of pro-life prayer vigils - particularly the biannual 40 Days for Life Campaign - one California Planned Parenthood affiliate seems to have chosen an unusually direct way of countering such efforts. Last month, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (SRPP) of Eureka, California, launched a campaign called the 40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere. The campaign, as noticed by Liberty Counsel, lists 40 different prayers for those involved in the “sacred care” of abortions to continue protecting, providing, and embracing the procedure - including mothers, escorts, abortionists, and...
  • Details Emerge on SpaceX’s Proposed Texas Launch Site

    04/11/2012 5:27:51 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies
    Space News ^ | 04/09/12 | Dan Leone
    WASHINGTON — Details about a launch facility Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is considering building in Texas emerged April 9 in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document detailing an environmental review that must precede construction.
  • Obama Administration Leaks ANOTHER Israeli Defense Secret

    04/11/2012 5:23:24 PM PDT · by kindred · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The leaks continue from the Obama administration with regard to Israeli defense secrets. On Sunday, the New Yorker printed a report stating that US had worked with the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK). The US was apparently receiving intelligence from the group, including intercepted cell phone calls and text messages. But sources also confirmed that Mossad was helping to funnel resources and train members of the MEK.units that were financed and trained by Mossad, the Israeli secret service. NBC further quoted the Administration officials as denying any American involvement in the M.E.K. activities. The former senior intelligence official I spoke...
  • Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election

    04/11/2012 5:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 11, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the general election campaign, probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stumbled on a key issue on Wednesday in an early warning that he needs to sharpen up quickly to compete with President Barack Obama. Romney made the unlikely claim that the vast majority of U.S. jobs lost under Obama were held by women, and his campaign team struggled to say whether their candidate supports a fair pay law for women. Romney is now under pressure to show he can take on Obama's well-organized campaign, after main Republican rival Rick Santorum quit the...
  • Strong Men More Likely To Vote Conservative

    04/11/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 11, 2012
    Strong Men More Likely To Vote Conservative Physically strong men are more likely to hold right wing political views because they believe society should be geared to personal struggle and self-preservation, an academic study claims. Conan11 Apr 2012 Researchers cite muscle-bound Hollywood action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone as evidence that aggression is linked to conservative politics. And it may all stem from the hunter-gatherer instincts of macho men - which are a hangover of out cavemen origins when the strongest ruled the roost. The ultimate example is Schwarzenegger who went from muscular action hero to...
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting

    04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 305 replies
    Real Politics ^ | 4-11-12 | Conroy
    - During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy. “I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe...
  • What did pass the Maryland General Assembly

    04/11/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2012 | Greg Masters
    Although negotiations over a package of tax increases and a proposed casino collapsed Monday night, the Maryland General Assembly passed a lot of bills this session — 791, to be exact. Of those, 96 percent were passed in the last week, including hundreds in the hours and minutes before midnight on Monday. Here are some highlights from the 90-day session’s last day: STORMWATER FEE The Senate spent much of the session’s waning hours fiercely debating a stormwater fee bill that was on few people’s radar earlier in the session. The bill requires localities to fund projects to reduce polluted runoff...
  • Millennials Turn Rightward?

    04/11/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 10, 2012 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    The “luster of Obama’s promises has worn off” and “hope” and “change” no longer drive young voters. In 2008, the “millennial” generation, comprising those between the ages of 18 to 29, voted for President Obama by a margin of 2–1. In 2004, President Bush lost this demographic by nine points to John Kerry. But, for the first time in over a decade, it appears the trend has reversed — young Americans are now reconsidering their allegiances to the Democratic party. Why have the millennials, the group that Obama has described as “the foundation of [his] campaign,” abandoned him? To...
  • 8 Individuals Charged and Arrested in Two Separate Corruption Investigations

    04/11/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | April 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida
    Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Dena E. Choucair, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that eight individuals have been charged in two separate complaints involving public corruption allegations. The first complaint, 12-2494-Garber, charges the lead code compliance inspector for the city of Miami Beach (Jose L. Alberto), four Miami Beach code compliance officers (Willie E. Grant, Orlando E. Gonzalez, Ramon D. Vasallo, Vicente L. Santiesteban), and two Miami Beach firefighters (Henry L. Bryant and Chai D. Footman) for their participation in a scheme to...
  • I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by

    04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | april 10th, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by.By: Msgr. Charles Pope I know, I know, I am so hopelessly old fashioned. But I want to say, I miss women wearing hats. I have written before (HERE) of how I miss them wearing the veil in Church. But even before the veil, the hat was more commonly worn by women in 1940s and before (See photo  below left, of my parish taken in the early 1950s, click photo for a larger view). Veils became popular in the later 1950s and 1960s before...
  • Education Budget Tightened, Alarmist Predictions Fail To Materialize

    04/11/2012 5:06:58 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/9/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Last year, a Novi High School teacher published an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press where he lamented Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget cuts and said they “would likely make 40 students per classroom commonplace.” When questioned about the claim last year, Novi High School teacher Rod Franchi replied in an email that his district “would probably have something like 40 students per class in many of our conventional classes. I was careful in choosing my words; I didn't say all classes but said 40 students would be commonplace.” Franchi wasn’t alone when he went public with his concerns over Snyder’s...
  • Osprey crashes in Morocco, two dead

    04/11/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT · by sonofagun · 38 replies
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were killed and two severely injured in the crash of a hybrid aircraft in Morocco on Wednesday, officials said. The Marines were taking part in joint U.S.-Moroccan military excercises located in the south of the country based in Agadir, said U.S. Embassy spokesman Rodney Ford in Rabat, who gave the toll. Capt. Kevin Schultz, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon in Washington, confirmed that the aircraft involved was an MV-22 Osprey, which takes off and lands like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. The aircraft was participating in a U.S.-Moroccan military exercise...
  • Hillary Clinton Sides with Palestinians Over Republicans

    04/11/2012 5:06:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Clinton sides with Palestinians over Republicans, Sara Sorcher of National Journal reports: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is allowing U.S. funds to flow to the West Bank and Gaza despite a hold by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a rare display of executive-branch authority sure to anger the key lawmaker concerned about protecting her congressional oversight role. A State Department official said that the letter was delivered on Tuesday to key members of Congress informing them of Clinton's decision to move forward with the $147 million package of the fiscal year 2011 economic support funds...
  • Spanish Company Will “Count” American Votes Overseas In November

    04/11/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 10, 2012 | Doug Book
    When the Spanish online voting company SKYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SKYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation. As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them...
  • FLASHBACK- The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem

    04/11/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Sept 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    Coverage in the Washington Post and a new book by Ron Suskind has focused attention on the frustration of Obama’s female advisers. But the problem has been obvious almost since Obama took office. And while the explanations so far have blamed members of the mostly-departed boys club–Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel–Obama himself is responsible for a work atmosphere that marginalizes and ignores women. Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2011/09/21/the-white-house-boys-club-president-obama-has-a-woman-problem/#ixzz1rmOthYsV
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 44%

    04/11/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 12, 2012
    The U.S. Senate race in Virginia remains a toss-up, with Republican George Allen ahead of Democrat Tim Kaine by just two points. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds Allen drawing 46% of the vote to Kaine’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • LET's FACE IT - YOU CAN'T TAX THE RICH

    04/11/2012 5:01:24 PM PDT · by zencycler · 23 replies
    Self - Vanity | 4/11/12 | self
    LET'S FACE IT - YOU CAN'T TAX THE RICH. ....I'm waiting for the politicician who can clearly and effectively communicate this simple economic truth. If we define "rich" as those persons who run businesses which ultimately control the wages earned and prices paid by the non-rich, then ALL government costs will, in one way or another, get passed on to those who do not have this control. They - the non-rich - will either pay this cost directly in the form of taxes, or indirectly (passed on) in the form of higher costs and/or lower wages. To Illustrate: I am...
  • Second Video Shows Brutal Gang Attack On Tourist Outside Baltimore Courthouse

    4/10 UPDATE: Baltimore's police chief today said that the videotaped beating of a white tourist does not appear to be a hate crime, but rather "drunken opportunistic criminality" on the part of a gang of Charm City assailants. In a radio interview, Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III urged Baltimore residents to "distinguish between criminality and racially motivated crime." Bealefeld, who is white, warned against "race-baiting" and "fear-mongering" in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting and other recent racially charged incidents.
  • Chu: Climate change evidence mounting

    04/11/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2012 | Ben Geman
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday that scientific evidence of climate change is getting more and more powerful, comments that come as global warming legislation remains moribund in Congress and Environmental Protection regulations are facing ongoing GOP assaults. “Over the last couple of years, the dispassionate, hard science evidence has been mounting, increasing,” said Chu, speaking at an energy forum hosted by The New York Times. Chu noted that “we don’t understand everything” and that in past years scientists have actually underestimated the pace of some changes, including sea level rise. “It is rising even faster than we thought. The...
  • QE Appears to Work Until It's Obvious it Never Did

    04/11/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Mike Shedloch
    Lollipops and Tantrums The Fed is much like a rotten mother who throws her spoiled brat a lollipop as a reward for a temper tantrum says John Hussman in yet another excellent missive: Is the Fed Promoting Recovery or Desperation? On Friday, the Department of Labor reported that March non-farm payrolls increased by 120,000, falling well short of consensus expectations in excess of 200,000. For our part, we continue to expect a deterioration in observable economic variables, with weakness that emerges gradually and then accelerates toward mid-year. On the payroll front, our present expectation is that April job creation will...
  • Air Support Called as Agents Search for Illegal Immigrants[South Texas]

    04/11/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KRGV ^ | 4/11/12 | Erica Proffer
    SOUTH OF FALFURRIAS - Border Patrol agents are searching for illegal immigrants in the brush south of the Falfurrias checkpoint. Border Patrol agents were chasing a group of illegal immigrants in a truck. We're told the driver veered off the road and crashed into a fence. Four people were caught. The other people inside took off on foot. Agents are searching for the people who left the scene. They've called in air support and BORSTAR agents to help in the search.
  • Don’t do business with progressive appeasers (heads up - take action!!)

    04/11/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values. So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity. On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC,...
  • Progressive Caucus chairmen: West's communist crack smacks of McCarthyism

    04/11/2012 4:48:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    The co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus called comments made by Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) reminiscent of McCarthyism. West said Tuesday he heard a rumor that about 80 Democratic members of Congress were in the Communist Party. West declined to give names. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) compared West's comment to Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.) who in 1950 said he had a list of communists in government.
  • Global warming alarmism becoming much less alarming

    04/11/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    We’ve noticed a growing trend: global warming alarmism is becoming much less alarming. Maybe it’s the Cry Wolf syndrome. Maybe it’s just taking notice of reality. Maybe it’s only a fad that’s run its course. Nevertheless, there’s more evidence every day: . . .
  • Debt from Big Dig hampers MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority)

    04/11/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, April 8, 2012
    For nearly a decade, traffic has been zipping through Boston’s Big Dig tunnels, the nation’s costliest highway project that has also left a gaping financial hole in the state’s transportation budget that isn’t likely to be filled anytime soon. "Big Dig debt" has lately become one of the most frequently used—if not fully understood—terms in Massachusetts government. It was at the forefront of a tumultuous public debate over the MBTA’s finances that ultimately produced an average 23 percent fare hike and modest service cuts, but no permanent solutions for the chronically underfunded transit system. Next year, it could spark a...
  • Live Wisconsin US Senate Debate Thread

    04/11/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 3 replies
    Tonight's Wisconsin US Senate Republican debate features State House speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, Eric Hovde, Former Representative Mark Newmann, and Kip Smith. Gov. Thompson was invited, but will not attend.
  • Obama’s Harvard law professor: ‘Stand your ground’ law wouldn’t protect black men [Video]

    04/11/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/12 | Sarah Muro
    Dr. Charles Ogletree, who taught both Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard Law School, aid during the National Action Network convention Wednesday that the slain teen Trayvon Martin is a “symbol of whats wrong” with America. Complaining about the Florida “stand your ground” law that may protect Martin’s killer George Zimmerman from prosecution, Ogletree encouraged his audience of activists to imagine the racial tables were turned. “Just think about changing the race,” Ogletree said. “I want to see the first black man who uses the ‘stand your ground’ defense and see if it works — first
  • Henninger: Demolishing Paul Ryan

    04/11/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2012 | By DANIEL HENNINGER
    With the presidential battle begun, the Obama campaign has revived the Cold War nuclear strategy of launch on warning. At any suggestion that a conservative idea might be threatening its ideological fortress, the American left now launches ICBMs of rhetorical destruction. So it was after the Supreme Court's hearings on the Obama Affordable Care Act, which put in jeopardy the federal command to buy health insurance. After the president green-flagged the assault, the Supreme Court's "legitimacy" was in play. The Roberts Court, wrote one blogger, is "on trial." On current course, House GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan himself may exhaust...
  • EU: ECB may act to bring down Spanish borrowing costs

    04/11/2012 4:44:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/11/2012 | Louise Armitstead
    The European Central Bank may intervene to pull down Madrid's borrowing costs as prime minister Mariano Rajoy warned that debt had created a "vicious circle that strangles Spain". Benoit Coeure, an executive director of the ECB, said the bank could restart its sovereign bond buying programme in a move likely to antagonize Germany but relieve a spiralling political, economic and social crisis in Spain. Mr Coeure said that market fears over Spain were "not justified" but he added: "Will the ECB intervene? We have an instrument, the securities markets programme [SMP] which hasn't been used recently but it still exists."...
  • Local 6 legal expert Mark O'Mara now representing George Zimmerman

    04/11/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT · by Third Person · 33 replies
    Local 6 Orlando ^ | April 11th, 2012 | Local 6 Orlando
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorney Mark O'Mara, who was a legal expert for Local 6 in the Casey Anthony murder trial and the ongoing Trayvon Martin death investigation, is now representing George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed the teen in Sanford. Zimmerman was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in Martin's death. O'Mara said Zimmerman will plead not guilty. "I'm expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end," said O'Mara, who added that Zimmerman is OK but concerned about his future. "He's frightened." O'Mara said he spoke to Zimmerman on the phone earlier in the day....
  • 5,200 Milwaukee Teachers Took 92,691 Days Off Last Year

    04/11/2012 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    EAGnews.org is releasing a series of stunning reports to show taxpayers exactly how our dollars are being spent in government schools.  We repeatedly hear from the education establishment that school coffers are being raided, requiring teachers to be laid off and programs to be cut.  We hear schools are on the brink of bankruptcy and are operating on shoe-string budgets. But local media outlets have long been derelict in telling citizens how the billions of K-12 dollars are really being spent.  How can taxpayers determine if schools actually do need more money if no one is tracking where the dollars...
  • Obamacare abortion mandate withers, More states opting out of extremist liberal plan

    04/11/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | By Daniel McConchie and Mary Harned
    The Department of Health and Human Services has set in motion the Obamacare abortion premium mandate, a provision that permits insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in state exchanges and requires all enrollees in those plans - even those with religious and moral objections to abortion - to pay a separate monthly premium to cover abortions. But many states are diligently passing laws to stop it. The administration’s health care law permits a state to opt out of allowing health insurance plans that cover abortions to participate in the new health insurance exchanges within that state and thereby prohibit...
  • Defense attorney: Zimmerman to plead not guilty

    04/11/2012 4:37:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman says his client will plead not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Attorney Mark O'Mara asks that people not jump to conclusions about his client's guilt.
  • Sticker shock! New car prices jump nearly 7% to record

    04/11/2012 4:37:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/11/12 | Paul A. Eisenstein
    Detroit - Remember “sticker shock”? After several years of heavily discounting their products in a desperate bid to keep assembly lines rolling, automakers are finding themselves back in the driver’s seat again – pushing prices to record levels. And it’s “not a blip,” warns one senior analyst, who expects the trend to continue for several years. The good news for shoppers is that trade-ins are also yielding better prices – and while that new car, truck or crossover may command more money than ever before it’s also likely to include significantly more features and markedly better fuel economy than
  • Pols: Welfare abuse runs deep (uses food stamp card for bail money)

    04/11/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4-11-12 | John Zaremba and Chris Cassidy
    Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,” according to a Boston police report.
  • Doctors worried about impact of Obamacare

    04/11/2012 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | April 11, 2012 | by Alexander Besant
    In a survey of 500 young doctors conducted this week, a majority responded that they felt pessimistic about the future of the US health care system, with the new healthcare law their central concern. Reuters reported Wednesday that 57 percent of the young doctors (those under 40) that responded to the survey said that the Affordable Health Care Act, so called "Obamacare," would have a negative impact on their practices. This is in contrast to the 23 percent that said it would be positive. The Baby Center website cited other surveys that found similar results among doctors, such as the...
  • 8 cab drivers slain in northern Mexico, 3 injured

    04/11/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2012
    MONTERREY, Mexico — Gunmen killed eight cab drivers Tuesday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people including an 8-year-old girl were injured. Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman Jorge Domene Zambrano says four gunmen shot the first five drivers outside a taxi base office. Minutes later, three men were killed apparently by the same group a few blocks away. Domene said two of the three people wounded in Tuesday's attacks were innocent bystanders, including the girl. He said the victims were driving taxis without permits. Police are investigating a former driver who...
  • When doctors and nurses become death's servants

    04/11/2012 4:26:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 4/9/12 | Monique David
    According to the newly released report, Dying with Dignity, co-signed by nine Quebec politicians, people are now ready to regard death through a new lens. We can free ourselves from a traditional "paternalistic" relationship with our physicians in order to embrace a more informed attitude in facing suffering and end-of-life issues. Our values, the report says, have greatly evolved in the past 20 years; therefore, it is only normal that in our farewell to life, we should take a close look at a new option offered by the state. The report's writers caution that although in the past Quebecers' values...
  • Mt. Prospect man sues after missing FBI rank by 1 push-up

    04/11/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 4-11-12
    A Mount Prospect FBI intelligence analyst who was kicked out of special agents training because he could not do 30 push-ups, filed a lawsuit alleging the physical test discriminates against men. After completing more than 20 weeks of training and passing firearms and academic tests, Jay J. Bauer could only complete 29 push-ups during the physical fitness test, according to the federal lawsuit filed last week. “Plaintiff has more to offer the FBI and believes that his career should not be derailed by a single push-up,” his attorneys argue in the suit. The lawsuit argues the minimum requirement of 30...