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  • Today's Toons 5/3/12

    05/03/2012 3:25:22 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/3/12 | pookie18
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  • "Sacaja-Whiner": Elizabeth Warren and the oppression Olympics

    05/03/2012 3:19:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/2/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Elizabeth Warren is the Harvard law professor running for Senate in Massachusetts as a Democratic populist-progressive champion. But don't call her "Elizabeth Warren." Call her "Pinocchio-hontas," "Chief Full-of-Lies," "Running Joke" or "Sacaja-whiner." Warren has claimed questionable Native American minority status for years to reap career "diversity" benefits. Now, Cherokee leaders, campaign rival GOP Sen. Scott Brown and an army of Twitter detractors have called her out for gaming the racial-preference system. Live by identity politics, die by identity politics. The Boston Herald reported last Friday that Harvard administrators "prominently touted Warren's Native American background ... in an effort to bolster...
  • Cabinets Gone Wild

    05/03/2012 3:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 3, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations -- Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind -- but never anything quite like the present bunch. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt. To help pay for it, he wants the rich -- the top 1 percent already contributes more in income taxes than does the bottom 90 percent -- to pay more for what he calls "the privilege of being an American." Geithner, whose department oversees the IRS, should have taken his own advice: As a rich American one-percenter, he once...
  • The Hypothetical President

    05/03/2012 3:14:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/1/2012 | David Harsanyi
    Plenty of Americans believe that the president's rhetoric runs counter to facts, but actually, it's the president's own counterfactual arguments that matter most. Which is to say, nearly the entire case for President Barack Obama's second term is based on not what has happened but what could, would or might under different circumstances. Things, as you've surely heard from one official after the next, would have been a whole lot worse without the president's guidance. When the Obama campaign intimates that Mitt Romney would have been less decisive to knock off Osama bin Laden -- "Which path would Romney have...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 3, 2012

    05/03/2012 2:52:46 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • All eyes on Miami Beach this Memorial Day weekend [Urban Thug "Music" Festival]

    05/03/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/3/12 | David Smiley
    ...when the expected crowds return to South Beach this month — Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 28 — they will find that wounds inflicted by years of raucous, days-long street bacchanals were ripped open last year when 11 officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on Collins Avenue during their chase of a driver they said was armed. The driver died. Four bystanders were hit by bullets. This year, the heavy police presence, which some argue contributed to the tension, will intensify significantly. A checkpoint. Watch towers. Police in pairs on every corner. Drivers on all three causeways leading...
  • Korean War POW's remains return to U.S. 61 years after his death

    05/03/2012 2:25:51 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 1 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | May 2, 2012 | Scott Rochat
    LAFAYETTE -- The last wish of Josie Tibbitts' mother was to have her ashes laid in her husband's empty grave. That wish isn't going to come true -- and Tibbitts couldn't be happier for it. That's because in a week, the remains of her father are coming home at last. Master Sgt. Elwood Green died in the Korean War at the age of 33. That much has been known. But it was only this year that two pieces of reburied bone -- a tibia and part of the jaw -- were identified as belonging to Green, a prisoner of war...
  • The moment an LA Occupy protester sucker punched female police officer on the head with a DRUM

    05/03/2012 2:17:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Police called on the public today to help find several people who attacked officers during a May Day protest in downtown Los Angeles. Chief Charlie Beck shared video images at a news conference of two attacks on officers that occurred after a splinter group broke from the main march on Broadway and briefly skirmished with police. In one video, a man is seen hitting a female officer from behind, smashing what appears to be a metallic-coloured drum into her helmeted head. The incident occurred at about 4:15pm at the intersection of Fourth and Hill streets, where Occupy protesters and activist...
  • Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign

    05/03/2012 2:01:19 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 92 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Scott Swett
    "Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism. The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and...
  • Racially charged social media postings may come up at Zimmerman trial

    05/03/2012 1:55:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 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. McClatchy Newspapers reported that Zimmerman had a Myspace account in 2005 in which 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...
  • Music for Wedding Mass

    05/03/2012 1:47:09 AM PDT · by dsc · 22 replies
    03APR12 | Vanity
    Sorry for the vanity, but I would very much like some advice. My daughter, her fiance, and I went down and talked to the cathedral's music director about the music for her wedding. We chose what we all think are some very nice pieces, and I made sure to confirm that no...less preferred music...would be snuck in. We received an e-mail from him today listing the music we had chosen, but calling for the Mystery of Faith -- “We Proclaim” -- and the Amen to come from the Heritage Mass, which is, the best I was able to confirm, put...
  • Trayvon Martin Case 2.0: Digital Trial Before Jury

    05/03/2012 1:39:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 3, 2012 | Corey Dade
    If the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can use social media and the Internet to demand justice, so, too, can the boy's killer. Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old's death, have created a Facebook page, Twitter account, website and blog to counteract the vitriol heaped on their client. Zimmerman's legal team has entered the virtual echo chamber to communicate directly with supporters and detractors alike of the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he shot the unarmed boy in self-defense. It's an extraordinary move for defense attorneys in a criminal case....
  • The Handwriting on the Wall (The serial and serious failures of the left.)

    05/03/2012 1:38:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Spring 2012 | GEORGE WEIGEL
    In recent years, roiled as they have been by a global financial and economic crisis, the phrase "the handwriting is on the wall" has become a staple of the public conversation. It is a metaphor for the general sense of disorientation, unease, and fear for the future that seems epidemic throughout the Western world, and that is having so obvious an effect on the national cast of mind in this election season. The phrase may be ubiquitous, but how many of those who invoke "the handwriting on the wall" have looked closely at its source — the fifth chapter of...
  • Netflix subscribers decry $27M class action settlement

    05/03/2012 1:23:34 AM PDT · by bizlawnews · 18 replies
    FierceTelecom ^ | 5/2/2012
    A handful of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) subscribers have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $27.2 million class-action settlement that they say unfairly gives plaintiffs' lawyers over $8 million in fees for bringing suit over the marketing agreement the movie service company entered into with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).
  • Russia Today's rape apologia for Ched Evans reflects the country's attitude

    05/03/2012 1:15:54 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 5, 2012 | Miriam Elder
    When Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five years in jail last month for raping a 19-year-old woman, the backlash was immediate. Fellow footballers called the victim a "slag". Online commenters spewed vile hatespeak, accusing her of asking for it. Who can we now add to that list? The Kremlin's English-language propaganda channel, Russia Today. "Life sucks in a bad way if you happen to live in Britain," begins a column published on the channel's website in the wake of the Evans verdict. "Disclaimer: Only if you are a man of virile age. Being rich and hot-looking makes...
  • The Most Special Special Interest

    05/03/2012 1:11:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Christian Schneider Wisconsin, it seems somewhat difficult to get anyone to refer to government unions as a “special interest.” Unions refer to themselves as “the middle class,” or the “hard-working people” of the state — as if every member of the middle class worked for a state or local government. To the Left, any collection of individuals that uses their own money to influence a public debate is known as an “interest group.” Conversely, if a similar group uses taxpayer money boosted through union dues to do the same thing, it is known as a “grassroots organization.” ..........Not only are unions...
  • Synchrotron scientists and international team reveal tales told by old bones

    05/03/2012 12:47:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | April 30, 2012 | U of Saskatchewan
    Using the presence of trace amounts of lead and strontium as clues, the team is using the CLS to hunt for the presence of these elements in tiny shards of bones from sailors and others interred in a Royal Navy cemetery in the late 1700s to early 1800s. The work is published online in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Bone is a living tissue, formed as we grow and healing after it breaks. It is also constantly being rebuilt and recycled by the body. As new bone is laid down, there is the chance that metals in the body will...
  • HORROR: Mom wants right to “euthanize” her disabled children - Video

    05/03/2012 12:47:23 AM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Glenn Beck Program
    Euthanizing Babies OK by Dr. Phil Audience
  • Otzi the Iceman: scientists find 5,000-year-old blood sample

    05/03/2012 12:42:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Tom Kington
    As cold cases go, it does not get much colder than Ötzi the Iceman, whose body was found frozen solid in the Italian Alps 5,300 years after he died from an arrow wound. Since he was discovered by trekkers in 1991, scientists have mapped his DNA and figured out everything from what ailments he suffered from (Lyme disease and a weak heart) to the last meal he ate (venison and ibex) before he was shot in the back, probably by an enemy tribesman. Now, using advanced nanotechnology, they have located traces of Ötzi's blood, the oldest blood sample ever retrieved....
  • [Former Pres.] Yulia Tymoshenko: Germany threatens to block EU-Ukraine trade deal

    05/02/2012 11:55:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/2/2012 | Tom Parfitt, Moscow and Bruno Waterfield
    Germany has warned it could block a political and trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine if there is no resolution to the growing furore over alleged maltreatment of Yulia Tymoshenko. Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign minister said on Wednesday that Berlin was prepared to scupper Kiev’s “association agreement” with the EU if Mrs Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former prime minister, is not allowed adequate medical care. “We Germans say it cannot be ratified if conditions for the rule of law are not also clearly kept to,” he said in a television interview. The comments came as Austria and Holland announced...