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  • A glimmer of hope for the austerity wasteland of South Europe?

    04/30/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/30/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Mario Draghi's liquidity blitz is beginning to feed through into the EMU money supply. At last. This is the best news in months for Europe. Mario Draghi, in carnival form - now providing liquidity Mario Draghi's liquidity blitz is beginning to feed through into the EMU money supply. At last. This is the best news in months for Europe. As you can see from the charts below (from the ECB's new data), real M1 deposits are rising briskly again in the core. They are rising out of the depths of Hell for Europe's Arc of Depression. That is to say,...
  • The Tea Party's Inner ACLU

    04/30/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 April 2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    A left-right alliance against military detention of terrorists. The tea party movement has generally been constructive, but every so often it runs off the road. A case in point is its emerging condominium with the anti-antiterror left to block terrorist detentions. This strange alliance has developed in response to one of Congress's rare bipartisan achievements—the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). That bill affirmed the long-standing distinction between civilian justice and the rules of war by letting the President detain terrorists (including U.S. citizens) captured anywhere and question them as long as necessary. A President can decide to try them...
  • 70+ Urban Youths Brawl at Local Carnival in Southfield, Michigan (Metro Detroit)(video)

    04/30/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 04/30/2012 | n/a
    An annual carnival at Northland Mall in Southfield attracted hundreds of teens Saturday, but it quickly got out of control. More than a dozen people were arrested and police say the ugly incident may be gang related. A carnival brawl in the middle of the day, a swarm of flashing lights from the parking lot of Northland Mall down 8 Mile and beyond. For hours, no matter where you looked, you'd likely see a group of kids getting arrested. FOX 2 cameras were rolling when police surrounded one group of at least 8 teenaged boys. One by one, they were...
  • Is Michelle Obama pondering her own future run for president?

    04/30/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 21 replies
    Investors ^ | April 30, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Is Michelle Obama considering a Hillary Clinton move and running for the White House after her husband's term(s) are done? It's not the kind of question Barack Obama or his strategists really want aired these days as he builds up his money war-chest and tries to establish the rationale for why voters should forget what he hasn't done and focus on Republican wrongs. According to a campaign aide, the president will "begin" his reelection campaign this Saturday, after more than 100 campaign fundraisers. But the current first lady, who's playing a very active if little-noticed fundraising role across the country...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Mormons

    04/30/2012 5:24:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2006 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Mormonsby Sebastian R. FamaMormonism was started by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) who claimed to have had a vision from God when he was a young man. He claims he asked God which church was the true church. Supposedly God told him that they were all corrupt and that he was being chosen to restore the Christian church. A few years later he claims to have discovered some golden plates written in what he called reformed Egyptian. God enabled him to translate them and shortly thereafter, in 1830, he organized the Mormon Church. Once the plates were translated an angel took them...
  • Lindsay Lohan makes up for missed flight and airport tumble as she glams up for White House bash

    04/30/2012 5:22:17 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    DailyMail, UK ^ | April 28, 2012 | Ann Pride and Leah Simpson
    Her journey to Washington DC hit a few bumps along the way but Lindsay Lohan managed to hold it together when it comes to being in the President of the United States' company. The troubled starlet finally touched down in the US capital this morning after missing her scheduled flight because she had been partying into the early hours of the morning. But there were no signs of fatigue for the star who turned up on the red carpet of the prestigious White House Correspondents' Dinner looking outstanding in a plunging ebony gown Plenty of make-up helped the red-head conceal...
  • Missouri House Votes to 'Nullify' Obamacare

    04/30/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/27/2012 | Jack McHugh
    The Missouri state House voted Thursday to "nullify" Obamacare, making it illegal for federal or state officials to even attempt to enforce the law. This is by far the most rigorous expression of resistance by any state legislative body to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote moves the bill to the Missouri Senate, where its prospects are not known at this time. Missouri House Bill 1534 passed 108-44. According to the 10th Amendment Center, when the votes of members who were absent are added, the bill is likely to have sufficient votes in the House to override...
  • Officials Watch for Terrorists With Body Bombs on US-Bound Planes

    04/30/2012 5:18:48 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30 Apr 2012 | BRIAN ROSS
    With the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death looming, American and European authorities told ABC News today that they fear al Qaeda may soon try to explode U.S.-bound aircraft with explosives hidden inside the bodies of terrorists. As a result, security at several airports in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East has been substantially stepped up, with a focus on U.S. carriers. WATCH "World News with Diane Sawyer" for more. Additional federal air marshals have also been shifted overseas in advance of the anniversary. A year ago Tuesday night, President Obama announced on live television that...
  • Mark Steyn: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Entertainment

    04/30/2012 5:18:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    <p>I share John Hinderaker’s general line on the general loathsomeness of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – I dislike both the self-flattering fake self-deprecation of the pols and the fawning defanged jabs of the comics. A ghastly business. But I also share his appreciation for the only novel aspect of last night’s affair. My weekend column addressed Romney’s dog-transporting and Obama’s dog-eating – the former referenced by New York Times columnist Gail Collins some four dozen or so times, the latter not at all by her or any other Times bigshot. And yet there was the President of the United States up on stage doing dog-eating shtick in front of the nation. That represents an amazingly swift victory for the man who, all but entirely via Twitter, injected the topic into the public discourse – Jim Treacher.</p>
  • Who’s up for lunch? A Gull-eating Octopus in Victoria, BC

    04/30/2012 5:14:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    BirdFellow ^ | 27 April 2012 | Ann Nightingale
    One of the great things about being a nature lover is that your powers of observation seem to improve. While others are walking by, oblivious to the activities going on all around them, naturalists notice the creatures and the behaviors, especially if they are out of the ordinary.   The Ogden Point Breakwater is a popular spot with folks out for a weekend stroll. (Photo by Craig Spence, sourced online at Flickr.com) Such was the case on March 24, 2012, a sunny Saturday morning, when Ginger Morneau, her husband Ken, and brother Lou Baker were walking along the Ogden Point...
  • Octomom, mom of 14, today files Chapter 7

    04/30/2012 5:14:16 PM PDT · by TSgt · 33 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 30, 2012 Updated: 4:08 p.m. | LOU PONSI and DOUG IRVING
    SANTA ANA – Nadya Suleman – known as Octomom – filed bankruptcy papers on Monday here in federal court. Suleman's debt could be as much as $1 million – 20 times more than her net worth, according to court documents. The mother of 14 has up to $50,000 in assets. "I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman, 36, said through an e-mail sent by her manager, Gina Rodriguez. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."
  • Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt.

    04/30/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT · by kindred · 16 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 4/29/12 | DJP, I.F.
    In the past five years - before our very eyes - we have seen the nearly complete erosion and virtual extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. It seems that The United States is increasingly becoming more like a secular socialist State than the Representative Republic of "In God We Trust" that it was founded upon. Our Judean-Christian heritage, morality and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility and virtue are “hisses and by-words”...
  • 'Your' Car Won't Be After 2015

    04/30/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eric Peters
    Mandatory "Event Data Recorders" will even know you're speeding in reverse. After a certain point, it's not paranoia. The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill 1813. (See here for the full text of the bill itself; the relevant section is 31406.) This legislation -- already passed by the Senate and likely to be passed by the House -- will impose a legal requirement that all new cars made beginning with the 2015 models be fitted with so-called Event Data Recorders (EDRs). These are...
  • Will Obama Be Re-elected By Turning The U.S. Into Detroit Writ Large?

    04/30/2012 5:10:36 PM PDT · by TomServo · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 4/30/2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    A small headline in the 2nd section of the Wall Street Journal last week told a bigger story than a lot of front-page banner headlines. It said, "U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas." Just as there is no free lunch, there is no free class warfare. Some people may be inspired by President Obama's talk about making "the rich" pay their undefined "fair share" of taxes, or taking away corporations' "tax breaks." But talk is not always cheap. It can be very costly to those working people who are looking for jobs that the Obama administration's anti-business policies are...
  • Under ObamaCare, Medicare Is Literally A Death Trap For Seniors

    04/30/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT · by TomServo · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 4/30/2012 | PETER FERRARA
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, described the Medicare reforms proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as "literally a death trap for seniors." White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Ryan's reforms would "change Medicare as we know it."
  • Senate Democrats “celebrate” three years without a budget

    04/30/2012 5:07:50 PM PDT · by Pasadena2k · 4 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 27 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Sunday, April 29, 2012, is an anniversary unprecedented in the history of American politics, marking three years since the Democratic-led Senate last complied with federal law by passing a budget. The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 stipulates that Congress must approve a budget resolution by April 15 of each year. In the Senate, only 51 votes are needed to pass a budget, as budgets are one of the few pieces of legislation invulnerable to a filibuster. Democrats currently control 53 seats. Democratic lawmakers have offered myriad excuses for their refusal to offer a budget, none of which hold up to...
  • Please do not post the "Maxine" character to Free Republic

    04/30/2012 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    rec'd via email | April 30, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Received a takedown request from the copyright/trademark holder. Please do not post the Maxine character to FR. Even as parodies. They respect our rights to free speech, but do not appreciate Maxine voicing our opinions. If you spot a post of Maxine (examples: google/search/images/maxine ), please alert the moderators via abuse report so we can remove it. Thanks, Jim
  • Tea Party Drives Educational Reform With Free Market Principles

    04/30/2012 5:05:19 PM PDT · by TomServo
    IBD ^ | 4/30/2012 | MATT KIBBE
    After the Tea Party's meteoric rise to prominence in 2009 and 2010, some political observers are asking, "Where did the Tea Party go?"
  • -- LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 -- (Labor Union Demonstration)

    04/30/2012 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies
    Los Angeles World Airports ^ | April 30, 2012 | LA World Airport
    (Los Angeles, California – April 30, 2012) Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to a temporary closure of westbound and eastbound Century Boulevard (airport ingress and egress) between Airport Boulevard and the LAX Central Terminal Area. Outbound passengers are advised to add 45 minutes to their drive time to LAX to ensure they catch their departing flights. The temporary closure of the two blocks in both directions of Century Boulevard will be in...
  • Double whammy for Florida Dems as DOJ, local court green light new maps

    04/30/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    The Department of Justice gave its approval Monday to Florida's new congressional map, while a circuit court rejected Democrats' injunction request — a double whammy for Democrats who argue the new map unfairly favors Republicans. The Obama administration's pre-clearance was required under the Voting Rights Act, which requires that states with a history of racial discrimination have their maps approved to ensure that minorities are not denied proper representation. "The Attorney General does not interpose any objection to the specific changes" to the maps, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote Monday in a letter to members of Florida's state government....
  • Remembering the Rodney King Race Riot

    04/30/2012 5:04:12 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 30, 2012 | JP
    Today marks the 20th anniversary of America’s last major race riot. It took place in Los Angeles following the acquittal of three white LAPD officers on brutality charges in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Unbeknownst to the officers, King’s beatdown was captured on videotape by eyewitness George Holliday. The video went “viral” in an age long before YouTube, with repeated airings by television newscasts around the world. The L.A.riot resulted in 53 deaths and nearly 2,400 injuries. The toll also included 7,000 fires, damages to some 3,100 businesses and nearly $1 billion in economic losses suffered by the...
  • CNBC ‘freaking out’ over decline in ratings for Andrew Ross Sorkin and Maria Bartiromo

    04/30/2012 5:01:24 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 39 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012, 6:00 AM
    Andrew Ross Sorkin is apparently not too big to tank. The same goes for “Money Honey” Maria Bartiromo. CNBC insiders tell us executives at the cable business channel are “freaking out” because viewership levels are down essentially across-the-board, particularly with its marquee shows, “Squawk Box” and “Closing Bell." “Their biggest attractions have become their biggest losers,” says one TV industry insider familar with the cable channel’s numbers. According to Nielsen ratings obtained by Gatecrasher, from April 2011 to April 2012, “Squawk Box” is down 16 percent in total viewers and 29 percent in the important 25-54 demographic bracket that advertisers...
  • Update #13 – The Trayvon Martin Shooting – The Julison Communications Racist Agenda and Trail

    04/30/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 30 April, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The layers of deception and spin appear almost infinite at this point in our research and discovery. For the purpose of this update we dig in to the Julison Communications angle a little deeper and find ourselves on the road to the White House. Again, a reminder and request for readers; The TreeHouse research team and numerous visitors, along with hundreds of tips from major sources and highly respected professionals, have been exhaustively searched, proofed, vetted and assembled. This “Julison Discovery” information, and the substance of this update, is not easily digested, or understood, in a vacuum of this single...
  • Is Conscience Partisan? A Look at the Clinton, Moynihan, and Kennedy Records

    04/30/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | April 30, 2012 | Richard M. Doerflinger
    On March 1, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 to table the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act,” introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to protect conscience rights in the face of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This conscience proposal would forbid the use of new mandated benefits lists under PPACA to force those who offer, sponsor, or purchase health plans to cover specific items or services that violate their “religious beliefs or moral convictions.” The immediate threat is the Obama administration’s mandate for almost all health plans to include...
  • Washington Has A Habit Of Trying To Fix What Isn't Broken

    04/30/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 30, 2012
    Nanny State: The Obama administration's Secretary of Meddling continues his senseless war against cellphone use in cars. Don't the busybodies in Washington ever tire of coming up with solutions in search of a problem? Ray LaHood, who is actually Transportation secretary and a one-time a Republican congressman, wants to ban talking and texting on cellphones on every road and street in the country. Not only is this a local issue and not a federal case, it is also a fix that isn't needed. Look at the data. The effort to ban cellphone use by drivers is based on a National...
  • U.S. Takes It on the Chen for Foreign Aid

    04/30/2012 4:57:19 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    Washington Update - Email | April 30, 2012 | Tony Perkins
    An annual meeting of two world superpowers now hangs on the fate of one brave Chinese man. After 20 months of torture and malnourishment, blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng escaped his home under the cover of darkness Sunday and made it 370 miles to Beijing, where he is believed to be under U.S. protection. The "self-taught" attorney has been a favorite target of Chinese authorities for his crusade to expose the brutal sterilizations and forced abortions suffered by village women under the country's one-child policy. After surviving four years in prison on bogus charges, Chen was released and kept...
  • President Mini-Me and the 2012 Election

    04/30/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 30, 2012 | Andrew B. Wilson
    Mitt Romney is running against a different man than the Pied Piper of "transformational change" who danced and floated to victory against John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Romney's opponent is that man's clone -- scaled down to one-eighth the size. He's a much smaller and distinctly meaner version of the Barack Obama of four years ago, and he knows how to fight in only one way -- small and dirty.
  • Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

    04/30/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 30, 2012
    Politics: The Obama camp can't stop clucking about how he saved GM and the car industry. But if the GM bailout is such a success story, why can't it pay back its debt to taxpayers? The president's new campaign video narrated by actor Tom Hanks claims GM has "repaid" its loans. But in a revelation by the special inspector general monitoring the TARP bailout program, GM and GMAC together still owe the biggest share of the remaining $119 billion TARP debt. Of the top bailout recipients, GM is the biggest laggard, the TARP watchdog says in his latest quarterly report...
  • Harvard Has $31.7B Tax-Exempt Endowment—But Still Got $5.6M in Federal Student Loans and Grants

    04/30/2012 4:49:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 1 replies
    Harvard Has $31.7B Tax-Exempt Endowment—But Still Got $5.6M in Federal Student Loans and Grants By Terence P. Jeffrey April 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - In fiscal year 2011, Harvard University’s tax-exempt endowment jumped in value by about $4.17 billion, rising from $27,557,404,000 to $31,728,080,000--but that did not stop Harvard from collecting tuition and fees derived from federal grants and student loans that U.S. taxpayers provided to Harvard undergraduates. Other universities with major endowments--including Yale and Princeton (from which the author of this article graduated)--also saw massive increases in their endowments and they also benefited from their students paying tuition and fees...
  • Rejoice Republicans — Romney is for real

    04/30/2012 4:49:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    Why so glum, chum? Haven’t you heard? Mitt Romney’s arrived, and he’s serious this time.
  • Durbin:Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill That Preserves Funding for

    04/30/2012 4:47:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | April 30, 2012 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    [WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a member, has approved a bill that preserves essential federal funding for scientific research and development programs that will support work at two Illinois labs – Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab which together employ over 4,000 Illinoisans.  These projects were included in President Obama's FY2013 Budget and supported by Durbin.    “Science labs like Fermi and Argonne are the backbone of our nation’s scientific infrastructure and workforce.  Today’s legislation provides a fiscally responsible path that will allow them to continue existing projects, expand...
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial and Legal Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives?

    04/30/2012 4:44:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Summary: Mitt Romney’s record as Governor does not indicate a commitment to a conservative judicial philosophy. His judge appointees revealed at best “no philosophical or partisan pattern” (Boston Globe), or at worst a liberal and even radical tilt. He sought out feminists and radical homosexual groups in his judicial selection process. He was inconsistent in his pronouncements on judicial activism, allowing it to occur under his watch (with “gay marriage”) while simultaneously urging others to fight it. How then could we expect him to keep his recent promises to appoint constitutional conservatives to the bench if he is elected President?...
  • Virgil Goode wins the nomination for Constitution Party!

    04/30/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    4/30/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to the Constitution Party website. I don't know too much about Mr. Goode, but I will be now be seeking to find out more about him. But I do know that as with Ronald Reagan, he too was once a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party - but then went beyond that to the Constitution Party in the end. Despite not knowing too much about Goode, he can't possibly get the Cons. Party nom, and yet be worse than Romney or Obama. Given what we have seen today, with the Romney campaign saying that Romney advised the Obama administration...
  • Elizabeth Warren campaign, challenged on Native American heritage claims, ‘digging up some..

    04/30/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Elizabeth Warren campaign, challenged on Native American heritage claims, ‘digging up some sort of evidence to appease you’ By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 2:50 PM 04/30/2012 Massachusetts senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren described herself in law-school professional directories as a Native American minority from 1986 to 1995. The white Democratic candidate has so far offered no evidence that she is, in fact, part Native American, suggesting that she may have falsified that ethnic credential to advance her academic career in the early affirmative-action era. But “it is true,” a Warren spokeswoman told The Daily Caller on Monday, “and we’re...
  • Holding Pelosi’s Feet to the Water

    04/30/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-12 | Wordsmith
    "They mislead us all the time," -Nancy Pelosi, 2009 Remember that? Covered here, here, here, and here (I'm sure I missed another dozen posts). The next week in anticipation of her weekly news conference, she avoids the topic and the press lets her off the hook. The press should have hung on to the story like a tenacious pit-bull until she either resigned or the truth outed. Instead, there she still sits...affecting our nation. Today, Marc Thiessen, in wake of the release of Jose Rodriguez's new book, Hard Measures, holds her feet to the water once again: In his new...
  • The Last Thing Unions Are Concerned About Is Free Choice For Workers

    04/30/2012 4:27:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 30, 2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Labor unions, like the United Nations, are all too often judged by what they are envisioned as being — not by what they actually are or what they actually do. Many people, who do not look beyond the vision or the rhetoric to the reality, still think of labor unions as protectors of working people from their employers. And union bosses still employ that kind of rhetoric. However, someone once said, "When I speak I put on a mask, but when I act I must take it off." That mask has been coming off, more and more, especially during the...
  • Obama Smirks: Again Suggests Romney Wouldn't Have Killed Bin Laden

    04/30/2012 4:27:17 PM PDT · by magellan · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 30, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    At a press conference with the prime minister of Japan this afternoon, President Obama said that Americans haven't excessively celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden, and suggested that Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to kill the terrorist mastermind. Video Link: Obama: "Hardly Think You Have Seen Any Excessive Celebration Taking Place"
  • Obama Faith Advisor to Head Pro-Abortion Religious Group

    04/30/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/30/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has a history of hiring pro-abortion activists for top staff positions. Now, a pro-abortion former member of Obama’s faith advisory committee has taken a new position heading up a pro-abortion religious group.The Reverend Harry Knox, a former official with the pro-abortion Human Rights Campaign who has served on the President’s faith-based commission, will begin as the head of the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice (RCRC) in July. The Episcopal Church pastor received rave reviews from the pro-abortion religious group. “The Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is pleased to announce the appointment...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    04/30/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 30 | Victor Morton
    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of...
  • More Court Documents Released in George Zimmerman Case

    04/30/2012 4:11:02 PM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 10 replies
    New documents on the court's website here: http://www.flcourts18.org/presspublic.html
  • Zimmerman's lawyer launches social media campaign (Irony alert)

    04/30/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSNBC's Technolog ^ | April 30, 2012 | Suzanne Choney
    George Zimmerman's attorney has launched an all-out social media campaign on behalf of his client, accused of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. That social media effort includes a Facebook page, a website and a Twitter account on behalf of Zimmerman. "We understand that it is unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case," says Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara on the new site, George Zimmerman Legal Case. The American Bar Association's standards of professional conduct does not deal with...
  • More Than 100 New ATF Investigations in South Texas

    04/30/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | Aprill 27, 2012
    WESLACO - Federal agents say they are on the trail of more than a hundred illegal gun buyers in South Texas tonight. This is six months after a new requirement was added for gun dealers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents realized they weren't tracking high-powered rifles. "The weapon of choice we weren't seeing reported is rifles," says Franceska Perot, an ATF spokesperson. She adds two out of every three new cases the ATF opened in the last six months in the four border states were from Texas. The...
  • Obama: Marking bin Laden death isn't 'celebration

    04/30/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/30/12 | ANNE GEARAN and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversary that Republicans charge is being turned into a campaign bumper sticker. He then jumped at the chance to portray presumed Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney as unprepared to make the kind of hard call required to send U.S. forces on that highly risky mission. Without mentioning Romney by name, Obama recommended looking at people's previous statements...
  • Walker raises $13 million since January (WI)

    04/30/2012 3:46:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-30-12 | Patrick Marley & Jason Stein
    Madison - Gov. Scott Walker raised an unprecedented $13.2 million since January to fight off the recall bid against him, far outdistancing his Democratic challengers and driving home the challenge they will have in beating the Republican incumbent. Crisscrossing the country on fundraising trips, Walker has raised more than $25 million in total since January 2011 and has $4.8 million in cash on hand - numbers unlike any that have been seen for a political candidate in Wisconsin. His fundraising numbers dwarf what his Democratic rivals have raised and are almost on par with that of second-tier presidential candidates. For...
  • If not Romney, then .. who?

    04/30/2012 3:44:52 PM PDT · by knarf · 422 replies
    self ^ | April 30, 2012 | knarf
    ..and do we have the numbers and the clout to pull it off?
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/30/2012 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 30 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Christ the Foundation April 30, 2012  "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11)  The only sure and lasting foundation, for either a Christian institution or an individual Christian life, is the Lord Jesus Christ. No other foundation will endure in that coming day when "the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is" (v. 13).   It is vital, therefore, to build on the foundation that Christ Himself has laid. This is laid in three courses, each of which is essential for its permanence. First...
  • Meteor hunters strike pay dirt (Recent meteor/fireball over CA)

    04/30/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 12 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 4/30/2012 | Diana Marcum,
    COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif — In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, Once again there are lively saloons, fortune hunters jockeying for prime spots.. including that of Brenda Salveson, a local who found a valuable space rock while walking her dog It started April 22, with a blazing streak across a morning sky and a sonic boom Eight hundred miles away, while windows were still rattling, Robert Ward in Prescott, Ariz., was getting alerts. A professional meteorite hunter .. after 16 hours of driving, he scanned...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep our part of the tea party rebellion going!! [FReepathon thread XVI]

    04/30/2012 3:40:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    This FReepathon thread is for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. I retired a previous thread as it was being used by posters who obviously do not agree with our purposes here and or no longer enjoy participating on FR or no longer believe it is worthwhile. Hopefully, they'll respect us enough to stay off our official freepathon threads. If they no longer enjoy FR, no longer respect us, etc, then perhaps they...
  • Florida-style 'Stand Your Ground' gun laws sub impulse for intelligent thinking

    04/30/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Walter Rodgers
    Even as George Zimmerman stands trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, many Americans argue these laws make us safe. I've had pistols held to my head from Bosnia to Beirut. Your best self-defense is your tongue. Those who put their faith in guns will ultimately be outgunned. Because this is my last column, I want to challenge a deeply held belief that is, tragically, a core one for millions of Americans. [See editor's note at the end of this column.] One of the most common ideas emerging after the Trayvon Martin tragedy with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is that...
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    04/30/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 90 replies
    MassCops.com ^ | 23 April 2012 | Unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...