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  • WOW!…Michele Malkin BLASTS Juan Williams For Comparing “Poo-Flinging” #Occupy.. to Tea Party

    05/02/2012 8:39:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 74 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-2-2012 | Jim Hoft
    May 2, 2012WOW!… Michelle Malkin BLASTS Crank Juan Williams For Comparing “Poo-Flinging” #Occupy Terrorists to Tea Party Jim Hoft Michelle Malkin BLASTED lib Juan Williams for comparing the #Occupy terrorists, rapists, criminals and thugs to the peaceful tea party movement tonight on Hannity. Michelle nailed Juan for calling the tea party patriots “racists.” “There is no, absolutely no parallel, between the peace-loving, tax-paying, hard working people of the Tea Party Movement and the anarchist, POO-FLINGING, Marxist Monkeys of the #Occupy Movement!” (VIDEO and more at link below)
  • With Venezuelan Food Shortages, Some Blame [Chavez's] Price Controls [milk, chicken, toilet paper]

    05/02/2012 8:27:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    a full hour and a half before the store would open, about two dozen people were already in line shortages of staples like milk, meat and toilet paper are a chronic part of life here The shortages affect both the poor and the well-off “I’m wasting my day here standing in line to buy one chicken and some rice.” Venezuela was long one of the most prosperous countries in the region, with sophisticated manufacturing, vibrant agriculture and strong businesses, making it hard for many residents to accept such widespread scarcities. many economists call it a classic case of a government...
  • Romney Seeks the Endorsement of Zelig

    05/02/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT · by DBeers · 8 replies
    The Satirical Political Report ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Don Davis
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-12, Feast, St. Philip and St. James, Apostles

    05/02/2012 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 05-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2012   Feast of Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles   Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas,...
  • So Will Obama Make Speeches To College Graduates?Wont Have Any Encouraging News This Spring.

    05/02/2012 8:24:18 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 3 replies
    When it comes to the economy this spring/summer,Obama is backed into a corner if/when he decides to speak to a few groups of college graduates. What can he possibly tell them as they are assuming they will find work in their field of choice? 2012 will remain stagnant until Romney wins in November. Obama may as well tell every college graduate of the 2012 class that,I'm sorry, I have failed you,looks like at least half of you will be moving in with your parents,and the other half will be working for McDonald's or making solar panels. Right?
  • Garlic 100 Times Better Than Antibiotics For Food Poisoning

    05/02/2012 8:22:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Amir Khan
    Garlic may be the best weapon against a type of bacteria responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning in the United States every year, according to a new study. Researchers from Washington State University discovered that a compound found in garlic was 100 times more effective than antibiotics at killing Campylobacter, most common cause of food-borne bacterial illness in the United States. The compound, diallyl sulphide, which is responsible for the garlic smell that sticks to your hands when you cook, worked better and faster than the common antibiotic treatments for Campylobacter, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. Eating massive quantities of...
  • Chainsaw and Samurai Sword Used in Neighbours' Clash Over Loud Music

    05/02/2012 8:16:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wyndham Weekly ^ | 02 May, 2012 | Nick Ralston
    A neighbourhood dispute over loud music and erratic driving has escalated into a bloody brawl in which a chainsaw partially severed a man's arm. Doctors are attempting to reattach the arm of Mark Jorgensen, 29, after the altercation in in Fenton Close, Minto, last night. Do you know more? Email us, message us on Twitter @smh or text 0424 SMS SMH (+61 424 767 764) with information and images. Another man, Troy Thornton, 26, lost a finger in the dispute. His sister, Nicole Thornton, claimed he was attacked with a samurai sword. Mr Thornton, a father of two, lives in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Movie ‘Freedom is Our Lives’

    05/02/2012 8:13:15 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    Knights of Columbus "Columbia Magazine" ^ | 4/26/2012 | by David Naglieri
    For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada unveils a time when Mexican Christians, in the pursuit of religious freedom, had to choose between their faith and their lives. A new major motion picture, For Greater Glory, tells the epic, untold story of the Cristero War and a nation’s quest for religious liberty Gen. Enrique Gorostieta Velarde (Andy Garcia) leads the Cristeros into battle in the new film For Greater Glory, which opens June 1 and tells the true story of the Cristero War in Mexico in the 1920s. Actor Andy Garcia sits astride a black horse amid acres of...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Divination

    05/02/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 2006 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Divinationby Sebastian R. Fama Ouija Boards, psychic hotlines, Tarot Cards and ESP are some of the more common forms of Divination. Many think of occult practices as being harmless entertainment while others see them as a source of comfort. Few seem to realize that such acts can produce serious consequences. But some will ask, "How can that be? What’s wrong with letting people know that a deceased relative or friend is happy and in a better place? Isn’t the ability to see the future a gift from God? And what about ESP? Surely that’s a gift from God."Actually none of...
  • Appeasing Islamists? Libya Drops Ban on Religious Parties

    05/02/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/2/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Last week, Libya’s transitional government issued a ban on religiously-based political parties. Now, just days after the initial decision — one that infuriated Islamist groups — was made, officials have decided to backtrack. AFP has more regarding the decision to, once again, allow religiously-rooted political parties: Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council on Wednesday dropped a controversial ban against parties organised along religious, regional, tribal or ethnic lines. Members of the NTC judicial committee on Wednesday read out an amended version of its law governing the formation of political parties, making no mention of the ban. Originally, The Blaze reported that...
  • What's The Department Of No Labor Up To These Days ?

    05/02/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 8 replies
    Alan Levy's brain and the commissars at the Department of No Labor | 05/02/12 | Alan Levy
    In today's episode of "My Government Scares The Crap Out Of Me", let's take a look at the Department of Labor's "environmental justice" program. First, before we get started, I thought it would be really, really swell to hear from an expert on "environmental justice". So, without further ado, I bring you Chairman Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Take it away, Vannie! *********************************** "Mother Jones: Can you briefly explain what 'environmental justice' means to you? Van Jones: Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits."...
  • Lugar, Mourdock in Dead Heat in New Poll

    05/02/2012 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 2, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Richard Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock are in a dead heat according to a poll released Wednesday that was conducted for the Lunch Pail Republicans, a pro-labor group that announced its support for Lugar on the same day. Lugar leads Mourdock 44 percent to 42 percent, separation that is within the margin of error. Fourteen percent of respondents said they were undecided. The live-caller poll was conducted entirely on Tuesday. One-day polls typically arouse a bit more skepticism than surveys conducted over the course of several days. But most observers expect a close election and the findings of...
  • Amazon cuts sales tax deals with states, not feds

    05/02/2012 7:48:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/1/12 10:58 PM EDT | By MICHELLE QUINN
    Amazon may have just upended Congress — to the chagrin of those pushing for a federal online sales tax bill. The online retail company last week inked deals with Texas and Nevada to begin collecting sales taxes on purchases. The company has brokered seven such agreements in recent months while bills to standardize collection of Internet sales taxes nationwide are mired in politics on Capitol Hill. That puts lobbyists and others who have been fighting for a federal bill in a quandary: If the biggest states begin to see sales tax revenue from Amazon’s collections, is it still worth the...
  • Political Kittens

    05/02/2012 7:43:05 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 14 replies
    5/2/12 | None
    A pretty little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home. Next to her was a basket containing a number of tiny creatures; in her hand was a sign announcing FREE KITTENS. Suddenly a line of big black cars pulled up beside her. Out of the lead car stepped a tall, grinning man. "Hi there little girl, I'm President Obama. ... What do you have in the basket?" he asked. "Kittens," little Suzy said. "How old are they?" asked Obama. Suzy replied, "They're so young, their eyes aren't even open yet." "And what kind of...
  • Allen West, Joe McCarthy and the Communists

    05/02/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) overstated the case when he recently declared “I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” He clarified his assertion by stating that he was actually referring to members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus which, he contended, were Marxist in their orientation. At least on that point he was absolutely right. The Congressional Progressive Caucus which, as Rep. Allen West claimed, includes about 78 members of Congress, maintains a direct affiliation with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which is the American branch of Socialist...
  • Clinton urges China to protect human rights

    05/02/2012 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2012
    BEIJING (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cautioned China to protect human rights Thursday, in remarks that rejected Beijing's criticism of the U.S. for getting involved in the case of a blind dissident whose fate overshadowed the opening of annual talks between the powerful countries. Clinton said at the opening of the talks on foreign policy and economic issues that the U.S. believes "all governments have to answer our citizens' aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny those rights."
  • California tax revenue $3 billion less than target

    05/02/2012 7:34:19 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 1, 2012
    The legislative analyst’s office has a new number that is adding to California’s financial headache: $3 billion. That’s the total amount that tax revenue has lagged behind goals set by Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration in the current fiscal year. The shortfall was detailed in a report released on Tuesday by the nonpartisan office, which provides budget advice to lawmakers. Much of that gap comes from a disappointing April, the most important month for income taxes. Income taxes were $2.07 billion short of the $9.43-billion goal, and corporate taxes fell $143 million short of an expected $1.53 billion, according to the...
  • Iraqi Security Force Update May 2012

    05/02/2012 7:27:23 PM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 13 replies
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 2 May 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during April 2012. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 30 April 2012. Highlights in this update include: * Romanian arms blacklisted; Second Batch of BTR4s ready for delivery while rumors continue of contract cancelation; 50/14 and 53/14 Brigades upgrading to Mech/Armor; Iraqi Army Upgrade Status Chart added. * EC120Bs for KRG Police/SAR; Contract awarded for support of 30 Bell 407s; third AN-32B delivered; F16 training at Al Asad; 24 F16s by end 2014?; Iraq to join GCC to provide Air Defense?
  • Pics: Here's a Real Shark with a Real Laser Attached to Its Fin

    05/02/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | May 2, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    Pics: Here's a real shark with a real laser attached to its fin Through the collective power of Facebook "Liking," Wicked Lasers promised a shark with a laser attached to it. Internet, here's your shark with a laser mounted on its fin. The laser isn't on the shark's head, but this will do (for now). Did you really think that Wicked Lasers would arm a shark with a powerful weapon that would give it the ability to sear other marine life? Get real. True, Wicked Lasers and marine biologist Luke Tipple did mount an S3 Krypton laser to a lemon...
  • Bill Ayers to University Students: America‘s ’Game Is Over‘ and ’Another World’ Is Coming

    05/02/2012 7:22:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 123 replies
    Bill Ayers spoke at the University of Oregon last week on the subject of teaching and organizing for “social justice.”  His speech was not free of the radical sentiments he is well-known for espousing (especially in the company of America’s youth). Case in point: he spoke of the end of America, a new world, and what our role ought to be in all of it. Almost as interesting as Ayers’ speech itself, perhaps, was how the leftist radical was introduced by the university students.  One girl, who described herself as a doctoral student at the university, spoke of the privilege...
  • Chinese Activist 'Very Disappointed' in the U.S., Says Officials Lied To Him

    05/02/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2, 2012 | Max Fisher
    A little over 12 hours after blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was released from the U.S. embassy in Beijing, which he had fled to after escaping house arrest, Chen now says that American officials encouraged him to leave the safe haven of the embassy building, in part by making promises that they failed to keep. In an interview with CNN's Steven Jiang, he expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. and with President Barack Obama personally. He said that embassy officials were no longer picking up his calls and that he already felt his rights being "violated" by the Chinese government,...
  • The "General Welfare" Clause, Justification for Obamacare?

    05/02/2012 7:10:35 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies ^ | May 02, 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    The federal government has assumed great responsibility to tax and provide for our citizens under the interpreted authority of the general welfare clause in the Constitution. Our Departments of Transportation, Education, Agriculture, and Interior are all justified by the general welfare clause. Most recently one of the main justifications of the Healthcare Act is that Congress has authority to create such a law because of the general welfare clause. But how Constitutional is this assumed authority? What would our founders say about this current view of federal power?
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies ^ | 05/02/12 |
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • Teen makes plea deal in Monon shooting

    05/02/2012 7:08:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies ^ | 05/02/2012 | n/a
    An Indianapolis teen pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in connection with a June shooting on the Monon Trail, and attempted murder charges against him were dismissed. Devon Moore, 16, was charged as an adult after police said he shot Gary Bravard, 58, seven times on June 16 as Bravard walked home from work on the Monon Trail in the Nora area, near 86th Street and Westfield Boulevard. The incident had started as an attempted robbery, police said, and Bravard was shot after he refused to comply with Moore’s demands. A charge against Moore of carrying a handgun without a license...
  • Venizelos [Greek Socialist Leader] Says Greece May Be Pushed Out of Eurozone

    05/02/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Greek ^ | May 1, 2012 | By Andy Dabilis
    PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos ATHENS – After two years of pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions, a reduced minimum wage and the slated firing of 150,000 public workers imposed during his watch as Finance Minister, new PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos has now admitted that it could all fail and Greece could still be pushed out of the Eurozone of countries using the euro as a currency. Greece administered the austerity measures on orders of the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) in return for two bailouts of $325 billion to prop up an economy...
  • Edvard Munch's "The Scream" fetches $120M at auction

    05/02/2012 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2012
    One of the art world's most recognizable images — Edvard Munch's "The Scream" — sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork — a modern symbol of human anxiety — was sold at Sotheby's. The buyer's name was not released. The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," sold by Christie's in 2010. The image has become part of pop culture, "used by everyone from Warhol to Hollywood to cartoons to teacups and T-shirts," said Michael Frahm of the London-based art advisory...
  • This Prom Has Everything, Except for Boys (Creeping Sharia barf alert)

    05/02/2012 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 1, 2012 | PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The prom countdown was nearly complete, the do-it-yourself Greek columns, pink and white tulle bows and plastic flutes with the “Once Upon a Dream” logo awaiting the evening of evenings. But as she looked at her reflection in the mirror, her one-shoulder lavender gown matching the elaborate hijab that framed her face in a cascade of flowers — a style learned on YouTube — Tharima Ahmed knew that what lay ahead was more than simply a prom. As organizer of Hamtramck High School’s first all-girl prom, which conforms to religious beliefs forbidding dating, dancing with boys or...
  • Video: Dan Savage says the Pope is gay, homosexuals beaten ‘because of religion’ (GRAPHIC)

    05/02/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/2/2012 | Ben Johnson
    <p>ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, May 2, 2012, ( – On the heels of saying the Bible is full of “bulls**t” and berating teenagers who walked out of a talk at a journalism conference for high school students, new video has surfaced of homosexual activist Dan Savage saying Pope Benedict XVI is homosexual and that LGBT children are beaten “because of religion.”</p>
  • Oklahoma says running out of death penalty drug

    05/02/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2012 | By Steve Olafson
    Oklahoma, which executes more prisoners per capita than any other state, said on Wednesday it has only one remaining dose of pentobarbital, a key drug used to kill condemned prisoners. One reason the state is running out is because of a ban on the sale of drugs for such purposes by the European Union, which opposes the death penalty. Oklahoma has a single vial of pentobarbital left after the execution on Tuesday night of 57-year-old Michael B. Selsor, prison spokesman Jerry Massie said. Oklahoma is the first state to publicly admit it has nearly exhausted supplies of the drug but...
  • Who Are British Lawmakers To Judge Rupert Murdoch?

    05/02/2012 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 2, 2012
    Business: A committee in Britain's Parliament has decided that Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run an international corporation. And what experience do these men have that entitles them to make such a statement? Six members of a 10-lawmaker committee believe Murdoch is responsible for a phone-hacking scandal that has rocked his British media group and say he "is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company." According to the report, "News International and its parent News Corporation exhibited willful blindness, for which the companies' directors — including Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch — should ultimately...
  • Rep. McMorris Rodgers: A female running mate would ‘bring an important voice to the table

    05/02/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/2012 | Chris Moody
    Responding to veepstakes rumors, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference and a rising star on Capitol Hill, says she's open to being Mitt Romney's running mate and encourages him to tap a woman for the job. From National Review's Robert Costa: In an interview with National Review Online, the four-term Republican acknowledged that she's open to the idea, but took care to note that she is not "seeking" the nod. Romney, she says, should simply pick a conservative running mate—and if it's a woman, all the better. "Republican women bring an important voice to...
  • Mother Straps Cash to Daughters, Sister to Smuggle into Mexico

    05/02/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | May 1, 2012 | LATINO BLOTTER
    A mother in Texas has been arrested for allegedly using her children and teenage sister to smuggle narco cash from Dallas to Mexico. After pulling over Betzabeth Perez-Torres, 23, in a Mercedes Benz in Combes en route to Brownsville, an officer noticed the three children in the car were fidgeting. The officer became suspicious when Perez-Torres told the children to stop fidgeting and to keep their coats on. The officer eventually discovered the children had cash in plastic bags wrapped around their waists and hidden by the coats. The two younger children, aged 2 and 6, are said to have...
  • Fox News anchor on Newt Gingrich: ‘Now I’m sure’ he’s delusional

    05/02/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 105 replies
    AJC ^ | 5-2-12 | Galloway
    Fox News anchor Shep Smith, with the help of GOP veteran Ed Rollins, gave a brutal review of Newt Gingrich’s exit from the Republican presidential race – sure to exacerbate the feud between Gingrich and the conservative cable news network. Says Rollins: “He epitomhttpized the sore loser. This is a tough game, but he epitomized the sore loser.” Said Smith, harkening back to the beginning of Gingrich’s campaign: “I thought then he was delusional, and now I’m sure.” See for yourself, via the Daily Caller:
  • The Official C4P 2012 Presidential Endorsement (well...not really)

    05/02/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 12 replies
    C4P ^ | 5/2/2012 | Mary Beth House
    “The Official C4P 2012 Presidential Endorsement”? I jest, of course. As is typical in all corners of society, the opinions of the editors and contributors at C4P vary like the varieties of coffee available at your local Starbucks. The one thing we’re unified on…the one thing I can claim as the official C4P response with absolute certainty…is that none of us want to see Barack Obama re-elected this November. After that, positions diverge and truly from there on out, I can only speak for myself. A few years ago, it became quite clear to anyone who was even the slightest...
  • Oakland businesses shaken by Occupy confrontations

    05/02/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle/ ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Carolyn Said
    Owners of small businesses near the center of Tuesday's noontime clash between police and protesters in downtown Oakland said they were shaken and on high alert. "If things get ugly again, I'll put up plywood," said Jean Assuncao, manager of the Pizza Man on Broadway near 14th Street, as he stood at the restaurant's locked doors to admit customers one at a time minutes after protesters had marched farther down the street and clouds of tear gas had dissipated. Next door, a man and a woman nailed boards over the front of the Broadway Beauty store. Down the block, employees...
  • WV Democratic Governor Not Backing Obama

    05/02/2012 6:38:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said he is not endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election, saying the president “has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.” Tomblin is running for re-election in the heavily Democratic and major coal-producing state this year. He won a special election for the governorship last year after Gov. Joe Manchin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. “As a loyal member of the Democratic party and as governor for our state, I will continue to do everything I...
  • As Economy Sputters, Obama Tries Distraction

    05/02/2012 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 2, 2012
    Economy: It's no wonder President Obama wants to direct everyone's attention to far-off Afghanistan these days. The economic news here at home is looking increasingly grim. Just 28 days after Time magazine ran an April 2 cover story boasting that "in the past few weeks, signs of economic expansion have been everywhere" it warned that "the economy might be stalling." The article pointed to "disappointing" news that Q1 GDP had climbed just 2.2% — below expectations — and job growth in March was 120,000, also a miss. Now, two more troubling signs have emerged. The government reported on Wednesday that...
  • In Maraniss excerpts, Obama’s ex-girlfriend recalls his ‘sexual warmth’ and charm

    05/02/2012 6:25:44 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/2/2012 | Olivier Knox
    Now, at this point, I'm left wondering if Barack's reserve, etc. is not just the time in his life, but, after all, emotional scarring that will make it difficult for him to get involved even after he's sorted his life through with age and experience. Hard to say, as obviously I was not the person that brought infatuation. (That lithe, bubbly, strong black lady is waiting somewhere!) Barack was, of course, future President Barack Obama. The woman was Genevieve Cook
  • Obama Is America's Biggest Job Outsourcer

    05/02/2012 6:24:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 2, 2012
    Jobs: The same president who used stimulus dollars to build electric cars in Finland and sought to be Brazil's best oil customer now complains the GOP nominee built his career outsourcing jobs. At least he created some. President Obama's re-election campaign released an ad Tuesday saying Mitt Romney "shipped American jobs to places like Mexico and China" when he led the investment firm Bain Capital. The $780,000 ad buy in the key swing states of Ohio, Iowa and Virginia was in response to an ad by the free-market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) noting the administration's penchant for wasting taxpayer...
  • Elderly sisters fight off carjacker [ninetysomething ladies]

    05/02/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies ^ | Luke Funk
    Police in Hamilton, N.J. say two elderly sisters, aged 94 and 93, fought off an armed 27-year-old man who tried to rob them and steal their car. Sergio Fernando Solorzano-Vasquez was jailed Monday and charged with robbery and carjacking. Police say he jumped into their car and hid in the backseat when they went into a CVS store on Sunday morning. When they came out, and got back into the car, Solorzano-Vasquez allegedly made his move. Police say he started swinging his knife and threatening the women, but he might not have expected what happened next. Police say instead of...
  • Perspective: Is Medicaid Constitutional?

    05/02/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies
    The New England Journal of Medicine ^ | 5-3-12 | Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D.
    Although the media and the U.S. public focused primarily on the minimum-coverage requirement, or individual mandate, during the recent oral arguments in the challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the Supreme Court, the most important issue before the Court may well be the constitutionality of the ACA's Medicaid expansion. There are potential alternatives to the minimum-coverage requirement, but a finding that the Medicaid expansion is unconstitutional could threaten all federal spending programs that set minimum participation standards. Indeed, as Justice Stephen Breyer observed during the oral argument, if the plaintiff's argument is accepted, then “Medicaid has been unconstitutional...
  • Obama Lies To Union That Supports Keystone XL Pipeline

    05/02/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | Mat 2, 2012
    Politics: The president tells building-and-trades union workers that Republicans have blocked multiple bills putting them to work, even as he blocks an oil pipeline their former union chief supported. President Obama may have thought he was preaching to the choir when he addressed the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference on Monday, blaming Republicans for blocking his attempts at job creation. But he forgot one of the cardinal rules of public speaking — know your audience. "I've said now is the time to do this, interest rates are low, construction workers are out of work ... and time...
  • Zimmerman's Attorney: Trayvon's Social Media Posts Fair Game

    05/02/2012 6:15:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Frances Robles
    George Zimmerman's defense attorney says he will not comment on a Myspace page that portrays his client in a "less-than-favorable" light, because the racially charged social media postings could come up at his murder trial. But he hinted that if Zimmerman's postings will be scrutinized in court, Trayvon Martin's would be too. The Miami Herald reported that Zimmerman had a Myspace social media account where he wrote insulting remarks about Mexicans. He referred to an ex-girlfriend as a "hoe," talked about beating a felony rap and complained that every Mexican he ran into pulled a knife on him. One line...
  • Cage Match: Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman

    05/02/2012 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I listened to the debate today on Bloomberg between Ron Paul and Paul Krugman. Link if video does not play: Krugman Says Fed ‘Reckless’ to Allow High Jobless Rate
  • “Anarchy 101: How Wisconsin’s Left Embraces Chaos” – An exposé

    05/02/2012 6:08:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The demonstrations and chaos that followed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s introduction of budget reforms – later known as Act 10 – were a preview of what was to come from the orchestrated Occupy Wall Street protests. The protests in Madison had it all, except for Occupy’s numerous rapes, of course. has produced an exclusive video report disclosing who and what were behind the massive demonstrations, the occupation of the Capitol in Madison, and extreme tactics employed to stop Walker’s reforms from being enacted. Titled “Anarchy 101: How Wisconsin’s Left Embraces Chaos,” the report takes us through the protests,...
  • APNewsBreak: Protection sought for rare woodpecker [More forest fires needed!]

    05/02/2012 6:04:42 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT | SCOTT SONNER
    Smokey Bear has done such a good job stamping out forest fires the past half-century that a woodpecker that's survived for millions of years by eating beetle larvae in burned trees is in danger of going extinct in parts of the West, according to conservationists seeking U.S. protection for the bird. Four conservation groups filed a petition with the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday to list the black-backed woodpecker under the Endangered Species Act in the Sierra Nevada, Oregon's Eastern Cascades and the Black Hills of eastern Wyoming and western South Dakota. It is the first federal petition to recognize...
  • Senator Kerry in Talks with Muslim Brothers Presidential Candidate

    05/02/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Yori Yanover
    Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the “democratic transformation” of Egypt, according to the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA. Kerry and his Egyptian hosts will be discussing the presidential elections due late in May, and the conflicts in the region, including Syria, the Sudan and Israel. According to Al Ahram, Senator Kerry and US Ambassador to Cairo Ann Patterson will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 03 May 2012

    05/02/2012 5:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CONSTITUTION MAST Navy sailors place the sail on the yard of the mizzenmast aboard USS Constitution in Charleston, Mass., March 14, 2012. The sailors assigned to the Constitution routinely work to improve seamanship skills to prepare for possibly sailing the ship during the bicentennial of the War of 1812. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Rooney Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. ROOFTOP SECURITY U.S. Army...
  • Chen: I can’t help feeling like the U.S. lied to me “a little”

    05/02/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 2, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    He looked reasonably cheerful in photos with U.S. officials after the deal was made. Then, just a few hours later, he told CNN, “We are in danger. If you can talk to Hillary, I hope she can help my whole family leave China.” The most logical explanation for the sudden turnabout is that China reneged on its deal with the U.S. once they had Chen back in custody, but that would be a huge betrayal at a moment when Hillary’s in the country for talks on a variety of issues. I guess it’s possible that the State Department really did...
  • German firm to Israeli client: Jews are a disease

    05/02/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | GIL SHEFLER
    Manufacturer in Nuremberg sends anti-Semitic mail to owner of Tel Aviv toy store after business deal turns sour. Eti Doron wanted to buy toys from a company in Germany for her store in Tel Aviv, but when the deal fell through she started receiving anti-Semitic letters. Doron provided The Jerusalem Post with emails in which Walter Adler, who identifies as the founder of Hoff-Interieur, a manufacturer based in Nuremberg, calls Jews a disease and praises German poet Günther Grass for saying Israel is a danger to world peace. “We see that you have decided to be a real Jew, not...