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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio mocked profiling probe (Sticking it to Obama and Holder)

    05/10/2012 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/22/12 2:10 PM EDT
    PHOENIX (AP) - An audio recording has surfaced of an Arizona sheriff playing his refusal to cooperate in a racial profiling investigation for laughs at a fundraiser for an anti-illegal immigration group in Texas. He ridicules politicians who sought the probe and displayed contempt toward federal authorities who were - and are still - investigating him on two fronts. The dismissive comments in 2009 by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio came as the U.S. Justice Department had already launched a civil rights probe of his trademark immigration patrols and the FBI already was examining abuse-of-power allegations for the sheriff’s investigations...
  • Romney Calls for National Standard Upholding Traditional Marriage [backs gay adoption]

    05/10/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 10 replies
    NRO (Corner) ^ | May 10, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney stated today that he wanted marriage defined on the federal level as being between a man and woman only, but also noted that he backs gay adoption. “Let me make it very clear, which is that my preference would be to have a national standard that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney told Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto. Referring to domestic partnership benefits, Romney added, “That would then allow states to determine what rights would be provided for people of the same gender that wanted to have a relationship.” “I believe that...
  • U.S. Concerned Netanyahu, Mofaz May Attack Iran

    05/10/2012 4:07:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Elad Benari
    The United States is worried that Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party’s joining a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities at any given moment, according to a report on Channel 10 News on Thursday. U.S. government officials told Channel 10 News that they believe a Likud-Kadima joing government could make a decision about an Israeli attack on Iran at any moment and perhaps even before the U.S. presidential elections in November. .....
  • US drone kills 8 Qaeda terrorists in Yemen

    05/10/2012 4:04:40 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 5 replies
    Daily Times ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Daily Times
    ADEN: US drone strikes killed eight al Qaeda terrorists gathered in a house in southern Yemen, tribal sources said on Thursday, amid reports a Saudi mole had infiltrated the network and supplied information to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The strikes took place around midnight on Wednesday in the town of Jaar, an al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province, a source in the town said. “We heard three explosions rock the town,” the source said, adding that a ‘US drone’ carried out the strikes on a residence where the terrorists had been meeting in the dead of night. “Eight terrorists...
  • Church of Nativity Deportees Complain about Fate

    05/10/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Ten years have passed since the end of the 39-day IDF siege of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, where 39 terrorists had holed up. The siege was ended through an agreement that involved exiling the terrorists to other countries. Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an says the terrorists now feel "abandoned by the Palestinian Authority and all political factions." They have not been allowed to return to their families in Judea and Samaria, the agency notes. Deportees had planned to demonstrate on Thursday but canceled the protest to support the terrorists on hunger strike in Israeli jails, a spokesman for the...
  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate candidate from Texas, reports bounce from Sarah Palin's endorsement

    05/10/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Thursday May 10, 2012
    Call it the Sarah Palin bounce: Hours after the 2008 vice presidential nominee endorsed Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Texas, on Thursday morning, the staff at Cruz's headquarters in Austin reported a swift and positive reaction. Nick Dyer, the Central Texas/Youth Director for Cruz tweeted: Campaign manager John Drogin confirmed by email to Yahoo News that Palin's endorsement "has added HUGE buzz to our campaign." "Phones are ringing, online contributions are pouring in, and supporters are more excited than ever on our social networks," Drogin wrote, adding that he's seen a "flood" of donations but has yet...
  • 2012 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - Live Thread

    05/10/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Chode · 6 replies
    Chode ^ | 5/10/2012 | Chode
    SPANISH GRAND PRIX Venue: Circuit de Catalunya, MontmeloDate: Sunday 13 MayLap length: 2.892 milesRace laps: 662010 winner: Mark Webber (Red Bull)First grand prix: 1991 Lap Record: 1:21.670 - K Raikkonen (2008) Fri Sunny 26c Sat Sunny 25c Sun Cloudy 21c
  • Congress Debates Ending the Federal Reserve?

    05/10/2012 3:58:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff
    In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, lawmakers and economists on both sides of the aisle largely agreed on two points: The Federal Reserve System as it stands is hurting America and something must be done to stop it. Just what exactly needs to happen, however, was the subject of considerable debate during a Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy hearing Tuesday chaired by sound-money advocate and GOP presidential contender Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Dr. Paul, of course, has become famous around the world for his tireless efforts to audit, expose, and abolish the central bank. He even published a best-selling...
  • Obama criticizes Romney as 'backwards on equality'

    05/10/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    SEATTLE (AP) -- President Barack Obama wasted little time casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as "backwards on equality" on Thursday, eager to transform his historic embrace of same-sex marriage into donor enthusiasm and grassroots vigor. Just one day after announcing his support of the top gay rights issue, Obama was attending a lavish West Coast fundraiser hosted by actor George Clooney in Los Angeles' Studio City area, the heart of celebrity gay marriage activism.
  • Reid On Department Of Justice Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    05/10/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 5/10/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced it will file a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations and racial profiling. The Department of Justice found reasonable cause to believe that Arpaio’s office has engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional rights violations, including obvious discrimination against Latino residents, unlawful retaliation against critics and discriminating against Hispanic inmates in county jails.“I commend the Obama Administration and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez for their decision to file a lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe...

    05/10/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 93 replies
    the DAILY PEN ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 | Dan Crosby
    COMING OUT: Obama’s sudden support of gay marriage, after publicly opposing it throughout his entire political career, may be prompted by a desperate attempt to prevent impending damage from an ongoing criminal investigation which has already produced explosive evidence about his fraudulent identity. Now, based on his bizarre flip-flop, it is probable that irrefutable evidence has been discovered by the investigation…about his own homosexual past.
  • Edwards wanted to be Supreme Court justice, former adviser testifies

    05/10/2012 3:36:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jonathan Serrie
    Even as John Edwards' presidential hopes dwindled, the candidate had ambitions for high office, his former senior economic adviser testified Thursday. "We talked about a more elaborate long-term goal of Mr. Edwards, which was to be a Supreme Court justice," Leo Hindery said on the witness stand. Instead of landing on the federal bench, Edwards is now a defendant in federal court. The detail about Edwards' lingering political aspirations emerged shortly before the prosecution rested its case Thursday in that trial, calling its last set of witnesses after a dramatic three weeks of testimony. Prosecutors did not end up calling...
  • WWII Fighter Plane Hailed the 'Aviation Equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' Found Preserved (Sahara)

    05/10/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Richard Alleyne
    WWII fighter plane hailed the 'aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' found preserved in the Sahara A Second World War aeroplane that crash landed in the Sahara Desert before the British pilot walked to his death has been found almost perfectly preserved 70 years later. Most of its cockpit instruments are intact and it still had it guns and ammunition before they were seized by the Egyptian military. There are also signs of the makeshift camp the pilot made alongside the fuselage. No human remains have been found but it is thought the pilot may lie within a 20 mile radius...
  • Palin to address SALT Conference

    05/10/2012 3:23:53 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 20 replies
    What is an irrelevant hockey mom doing at a place like this? From the SALT website: The SALT Conference is committed to facilitating balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities within the context of a dynamic global economy. Now in its fourth year, we look forward to building on the success of previous SALT Conferences, where keynote speakers have included President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Governor Mitt Romney, General Colin Powell, the Honorable Gordon Brown, Michael Milken and Steven A. Cohen. With over 1800 thought leaders, public policy officials, business professionals and...
  • Biden apologizes to Obama over shotgun comments on gay marriage

    05/10/2012 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Vice President Joe Biden apologized to President Barack Obama Wednesday in the Oval Office for jumping the gun on the administration's public embrace of same-sex marriage and forcing his boss's hand, a person knowledgeable on the contrite exchange told Yahoo News on Thursday. "The vice president expressed remorse, regret," said the individual, who requested anonymity to describe an unusual, private exchange between the buttoned-up Obama and his freewheeling vice president. The president told Biden, the individual said, that he understood Biden's comments on Sunday had come "from the heart." The source described Obama's response as very similar to his public...
  • Just an ordinary, daily word, yet a word that mystically reaches for the stars

    05/10/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 9, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Every now and then a word just catches your ear, and several times in a day it jumps out at you and you’re tempted to say: “There it is again!”Yesterday it was the word “consider”, an ordinary, daily word. Or is it? Why did it strike me so? With my knowledge of Latin, it occurred to me that “consider” has something to do with the stars, for the Latin word sidera means “stars” or “heavenly bodies.” How interesting, I have use the word for the better part of 50 years and that had never crossed my mind. But as sometimes...
  • Vandals strike historic Santa Cruz (CA) Church

    05/10/2012 2:58:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Santa Cruz, Calif., May 9, 2012 / 07:09 am (CNA).- The parishioners of Holy Cross Church and the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. are “shocked and saddened” after a Sunday vandalism spree damaged irreplaceable items like a baptismal font that the famous missionary Bl. Junipero Serra brought to the area in 1791.“The Diocese of Monterey is deeply saddened by the apparent hate crime committed against Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz last weekend,” diocese spokesman Deacon Warren Hoy told CNA May 8.Damage affected the church, the attached Mission Santa Cruz Museum and the parish’s ministry and outreach building Siena House....
  • Time Magazine's Breastfeeding Cover: Moms React

    05/10/2012 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 115 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/10/2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting
    Does this cover go too far? (Photo: headline reads, "Are You Mom enough?" But if that wasn't enough to fan the flames of the Mommy Wars, there's the photo that goes with it: A pretty young woman wearing skinny jeans and a tank top, nursing her nearly 4-year-old son. It's meant to illustrate a story about Dr. William Sears and attachment parenting but, given that there's more to that movement than extended breastfeeding, it seems as if Time magazine was going for sensationalism and shock value. It's working. >>Warning: pic at the link<<
  • Obama's politics of distraction

    05/10/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2012 | Steve McCann
    While Europe is inching ever closer to plunging into a financial abyss, there are moments of comic relief provided by the current President of the United States. He has not only become the butt of innumerable jokes but his re-election campaign tactics are the stuff of low-brow comedy. A case in point, his recent "evolution" in to supporting gay marriage. **snip** Why did he do it? Sheer, naked opportunism. Like the contraception issue before it, this is an attempt to distract from how bad the economy is. What will Obama do next in his desperate bid for re-election? Make a...
  • Cardinal Dolan: Obama's 'gay marriage' support undermines society

    05/10/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    cna ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Washington D.C., May 10, 2012 / 02:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is charging President Barack Obama with undermining the “very cornerstone of society” by supporting “gay marriage.” Cardinal Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, described the president’s  endorsement as “deeply saddening.” The bishops “cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society,” he said in a May 9 statement. “The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.” Cardinal Dolan said that the announcement...
  • JPM Crashing After It Convenes Emergency Call To Advise Of "Significant Mark-To-Market" Losses

    05/10/2012 2:47:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | 5-10-12 | Tyler Durden
    Out of nowehere, JPM announced 40 minutes ago that it would hold an unscheduled 5pm call to coincide with the release of its 10-Q. Rumors were swirling as to why. The reason is as follows: JPMORGAN SAYS CIO UNIT HAS SIGNIFICANT MARK-TO-MARKET LOSSES - "Fortress balance sheet" at least until Bruno Iskil gets done with it. JPMORGAN SAYS LOSSES ARE IN SYNTHETIC CREDIT PORTFOLIO - but, but, net is NEVER, EVER Gross. JPM WOULD NEED $971M ADDED COLLATERAL IF RATINGS CUT ONE-NOTCH JPM WOULD NEED $1.7B ADDED COLLATERAL IF RATINGS CUT 2 NOTCHES - how about three notches? JPMORGAN: MAY...
  • Voters Say We Are All Inmate No. 11593-051 Now

    05/10/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012
    Tuesday's Results: The Tea Party shows it's alive and well, Wisconsin's embattled governor gets more votes than the top two Democrats and a federal inmate gives the president a primary battle. The natives are still restless. Conservative pundit and IBD contributor Ann Coulter once said she, like many Americans, would rather vote for Jeffrey Dahmer, known for his unusual culinary choices, over President Obama. Federal prisoner Keith Russell Judd, 49, is not quite in Dahmer's league, but for a substantial portion of West Virginia Democrats, he is also preferable to our campaigner-in-chief. Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal...
  • Have You Seen the Attention-Grabbing New TIME Cover?

    05/10/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-10[12 | Madeline Morgenstern
    Time magazine is out with its latest cover, one that’s sure to get its fair share of attention. Headlined “Are You Mom Enough?”, it features a blonde, skinny jean-wearing woman — and a preschool-age boy unmistakably latched on to her breast.The cover goes with the magazine’s feature story on “attachment parenting” — a philosophy designed to foster a secure bond to the child. Co-sleeping, or the “family bed,” and breastfeeding well past babyhood are sometimes the hallmarks of attachment parenting. The mother pictured on the cover is Jamie Lynne Grumet of Los Angeles and her 3-year-old son. “I don’t consider...
  • China Warns Phillipines of War

    05/10/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 56 replies
    Yahoo 7 News ^ | 11/5/2012 | AFP
    MANILA (AFP) - China told its citizens Thursday they were not safe in the Philippines and its state media warned of war, as a month-long row over rival claims in the South China Sea threatened to spill out of control. Chinese travel agencies announced they had suspended tours to the Philippines, under government orders, and the embassy in Manila advised its nationals already in the country to stay indoors ahead of planned protests.
  • Obama: Europe should have followed U.S. economic lead

    05/10/2012 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that Europe was still in a difficult place economically in part because it did not take some of the steps the United States did. Addressing about 70 people at a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama said Europe's troubles were among the factors that could affect U.S. growth, also mentioning high gasoline prices as a potential economic drag. "We've still got headwinds. Europe is still ... in a difficult state, partly because they didn't take some of the decisive steps that we took early on in this recession," Obama said at the event, which...
  • On St. Peter's Imprisonment and Miraculous Release

    05/10/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 9, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On St. Peter's Imprisonment and Miraculous Release "True freedom is found in following Jesus" VATICAN CITY, MAY 9, 2012 ( Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope continued his reflection on prayer in the Acts of the Apostles, today considering St. Peter’s imprisonment and miraculous release. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to consider the final episode of St. Peter’s life recounted in the Acts of the Apostles: his imprisonment by order of Herod Agrippa and his liberation through...
  • 18-month-old baby pulled from flight, parents interviewed by TSA

    05/10/2012 2:30:28 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 5/9/2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The parents of an 18-month-old girl say they were "humiliated" after being pulled off a plane and told their young child had been placed on a no-fly list. After boarding a JetBlue flight in Ft. Lauderdale, the parents of young Riyanna, who asked to remain anonymous over fears of repercussions, were told the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) wanted to interview their toddler. "And I said, 'For what?'" Riyanna's mother told ABC affiliate WPBF 25 News on Wednesday. "And he said, 'Well, it's not you or your husband. Your daughter was flagged as no fly.' I said, 'Excuse me?'" Whoever is...
  • Limbaugh takes on Shep Smith’s ’21st century’ reaction to Obama gay marriage announcement [Video]

    05/10/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-10-2012 | Jeff Poor
    Fox News’ Shepard Smith didn’t hide his feelings after ABC aired a snippet of the interview in which President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage. “The president of the United States, now in the 21st century,” Smith said. Later on his “Studio B” show, in a segment with “Special Report” host Bret Baier, Smith doubled down by saying Republicans were on “the wrong side of history.” On the Thursday broadcast of his radio show, however, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh challenged Smith’s statement, and asked where the anchor thought gay marriage been a winner electorally. “Republicans on the wrong...
  • Obama touts Company That Downsized American Jobs And Outsourced Factory To Hungary

    05/10/2012 2:28:04 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 2 replies
    BI ^ | 5/11/2012 | Michael Dougherety
    This is embarrassing. One of Obama's new campaign ads features the story of Brian Slagle, an auto-worker in Ohio, who was worried that during the recession he would lose his job. The Toledo Blade and ABC news report that Slagle was an employee of Johnson Controls. The ad shows him getting up early to head into a job that provides for his young family. And he's really grateful to Obama for it. But should taxpayers feel the same way? Johnson Controls received $299 million in taxpayer-funded stimulus dollars to make electric batteries and open up two factories in the U.S....
  • $100K electric vehicle being investigated after Sugar Land fire

    05/10/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 10, 2012 | Dan X. McGraw
    Photo shows the remains of 2012 Fisker Karma after a fire engulfed the vehicle last week. A $100,000 electric car is suspected in sparking a fire at a Sugar Land home last week, according to media reports. Fort Bend County chief fire investigator Robert Baker told AutoWeek that a newly purchased Fisker Karma sparked a fire that quickly spread to the rest of the home. “The Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don’t know at this time,” Baker told the news outlet. According to his lawyers, Jeremy Gutierrez said his two-week old Karma...
  • Limbaugh takes on Shep Smith’s ’21st century’ reaction to Obama gay marriage announcement

    05/10/2012 2:27:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/12 | Jeff Poor
    On the Thursday broadcast of his radio show, however, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh challenged Smith’s statement, and asked where the anchor thought gay marriage been a winner electorally. “Republicans on the wrong side of history — our country has finally hit the 21st century, according to Shep Smith,” Limbaugh said. “Republicans without much question on the wrong side of history, without much question at all, wrong side of history. Shep, where has the issue won? Where has it emerged victorious, Shep, outside your house? Where has this issue won an election? Let me know what state, tell me where it...
  • The Real Tech Revolution is Just Getting Started-Alex Daley--10.May.2012

    05/10/2012 2:22:33 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 7 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/10/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: As chief technology investment strategist for Casey Research, Alex Daley is always on the lookout for the next and greatest technological advancement. It's in his blood, and it's his life's mission. There are so many incredible innovations occurring everywhere around the globe. In fact, healthcare and manufacturing are going through major advances that will leave these sectors unrecognizable. In medicine alone, diagnostics are advancing to the point where doctors now know whether certain cancer medications will be effective on particular patients or not. This is a huge advancement that will improve lives, save money, and make major profits...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, May-10-2012

    05/10/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 102 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Panetta: Gay ban repeal has not hurt morale

    05/10/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a new Pentagon report concludes that last year's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military has not affected military morale or readiness. Panetta is telling reporters that his view is that "the military has kind of moved beyond it." He said the presence of gays in the military has become accepted.
  • HETEROS R US Site (vanity)

    05/10/2012 2:21:35 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 7 replies
    VetsCoR ^ | May, 10, 2012 | A Navy Vet
    After Obambi coming out for gay marriage, and Pelosi saying her Catholic Faith allows her to "not discriminate" against the gay/lesbian/bi/trans community, I'm done. Along with TV, movies, print, education institutions, parades, et al, that promote the GLBT life styles, I am fed up. We are way beyond them wanting tolerance. Now we are being indoctrinated to accept such as a normal lifestyle and possibly change our desires to their perverted proclivities.
  • Second law school touted Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee status...

    05/10/2012 2:20:06 PM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 20 replies
    Political ^ | 05/10/2012 5:13 PM | Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
    A second law school, the University of Pennsylvania, has touted Elizabeth Warren as a minority faculty member in an official school publication, according to an online document obtained by the Globe.
  • House Democrats: NYPD should purge spy files

    05/10/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Thursday urged the New York Police Department to purge its intelligence databases of information gleaned from its clandestine spying on Muslim neighborhoods. They also criticized the Obama administration for offering tepid responses to questions about whether it endorses such tactics.
  • Video: Mellow librarian wants you to register to vote (R Lee Ermey)

    05/10/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 05/10/12 | Ed Morrissey
    This isn’t new … but it is awesome. Via Cam Edwards at NRA News, everyone’s favorite drill instructor has decided to mellow out in his golden years. R. Lee Ermey embraces the quiet life as a librarian, providing peaceful reminders on decorum and PDAs, for those of you who remember your high-school years. Gunny stays pretty calm and centered until he finds out that a gun-rights supporter hasn’t bothered to register as a voter, and then … all Kubrickian/Marine Corps hell breaks out in the library:
  • Non-Union Retirees Shafted in Auto Bailouts Told to Get Jobs

    05/10/2012 2:06:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 10, 2012 | Mark Modica
    One of the most egregious abuses of the Obama Administration's auto bailouts was the blatant favoritism evidenced in the treatment of Delphi (General Motors' parts supplier) retirees. After the Delphi bankruptcy, UAW retirees had their pensions "topped off" by General Motors, apparently with taxpayer money accessed through TARP. While the UAW retirees maintained their pension benefits, non-union, salaried retirees of Delphi lost theirs. There was no logical reason for one group to have their pensions saved while another group lost theirs, just the facts that the distributions were inequitable and the only difference between the groups was that one belonged...
  • Two home invasion stories; two highly contrasting conclusions

    05/10/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 15 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | The Cinch Review
    Making the comparison between the following two recent stories might be a very obvious thing to do, but sometimes the obvious just cries out to be highlighted anyway. The first story is so horrible that it is extremely difficult even to contemplate. It’s the kind of story that makes you shake your head and then, understandably, want to just turn it away. A court in Oklahoma will nevertheless have to focus on all of the details at some point. On March 13th last, a perpetrator invaded the Tulsa home of 90-year-old Bob Strait and his 85-year-old wife Nancy. Nancy was...
  • Chairman Hastings: Documents Raise Serious Questions

    05/10/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Chairman Hastings: Documents Raise Serious Questions about Thoroughness and Independence of Inspector General’s Investigation into Drilling Moratorium Report Hastings sends letter to IG and releases documents received by Committee to date WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2012 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today sent a letter to Department of the Interior’s Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall expressing deep concern with the thoroughness of the Office of Inspector General’s (IG) investigation into whether an Obama Administration report that recommended a six-month drilling moratorium was intentionally edited to incorrectly state the views of peer reviewers, and with the IG’s...
  • Obama Stronghold on Black America to be Broken

    05/10/2012 2:04:00 PM PDT · by publius321 · 14 replies
    WARNING: I made this VIDEO commentary today during my lunch hour and din't have time to write. So please do not click this if you are one who gets angry at people who V-log. Thank you.
  • Harry Reid Hints at Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

    05/10/2012 2:03:48 PM PDT · by Why So Serious · 6 replies
    You have to be kidding me? Harry has not been able to pass a budget in nearly three years.
  • Senate may try to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    05/10/2012 2:02:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2012 | SEUNG MIN KIM and MANU RAJU
    A day after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Thursday that Democrats may move to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the Clinton-era law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Such a move would energize the liberal base and provide a contrast to House Republicans, who passed their own measure this week aimed at bolstering DOMA. But it could also alienate conservative Democrats in the middle of an election year. In any case, it would have no chance of getting through a divided Congress. "If it gets on the floor,...
  • Europe's nuclear brinkmanship with Greece is a lethal game

    05/10/2012 2:00:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Fresh from the Hellenic Statistical Authority: Youth unemployment up to the age of 24 reached a fresh record of 53.8pc in February. The rate for those aged 25-34 rose to 29.1pc. The total rate hit 21.7pc but will soon be much higher as 150,000 public sector workers are chopped – with pro-cyclical effects, in the middle of a depression – to comply with the EU-IMF Memorandum Polls show that 70pc or even 80pc of Greeks still wish to stay in the euro, while at the same voting in large numbers for hard-Left and hard-Right parties committed to tearing up the...
  • Politics of Trek: “A Taste of Armageddon”

    05/10/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Commentarama Films ^ | 5-8-2012 | Andrew Price
    Politics of Trek: “A Taste of Armageddon” Today’s episode is my favorite conservative episode. In addition to a bunch of other conservative ideas, this episode cuts to THE key difference between how liberals and conservatives view human nature. Let’s talk about episode No. 24, A Taste of Armageddon. The PlotAs the episode begins, the Enterprise is en route to star cluster NGC 321 to open relations with the locals. The Federation wants a space port in this sector because the lack of facilities has cost thousands of lives over the years. As the Enterprise approaches, it is warned away...
  • Nuns Issue Statement Defending Billionaire Contraceptive Campaigner Melinda Gates

    05/10/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/10/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    May 10, 2012 ( - A group of Ursuline nuns whom billionaire Melinda Gates had claimed in a recent speech supports her campaign to inject tens of millions of women in impoverished countries with Depo-Provera and other contraceptive drugs, has issued a statement defending Gates and the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, while simultaneously claiming to support Catholic moral teaching. Gates recently told Newsweek that the nuns at the Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where she once attended school, were delighted to hear about her plans to initiate a global contraceptive campaign and contacted her to tell her:...
  • Will We Ever Have a Free Market Farm Bill?

    05/10/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-09 | Kelly William Cobb
    This week, the House will vote to slash Agriculture spending by $33.7 billion. This presents a huge opportunity to reform agriculture in a free-market direction, yet it’s an opportunity being squandered by Congress. For one thing, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, is pushing a Farm Bill that reportedly contains only $24.7 billion in spending cuts. Yet not all farm programs are treated equal and some don’t even rely on direct payments to farmers at all. The most market distorting programs rely on a convoluted system of supply management and price control programs, where government buys...
  • Lefebvrians: The Internal Battle

    05/10/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/10/12 | Andrea Tornielli
    Following the exchange of letters addressed to the leaders of the Society of St. Pius X in recent weeks, three bishops have expressed their opposition to the agreementA website has reported on the letters exchanged a month ago between bishops Tissier de Mallerays, Alfonso de Gallareta, Richard Williamson and the leader of the Society of St. Pius X, Bernard Fellay. The letter which the three bishops sent Fellay on 7 April contains a final appeal asking the superior not to sign the doctrinal preamble or accept the agreement proposed by the Holy See. As readers will recall, the agreement aims...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 10th, 2011 | Sharon Otterman
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Their communities, headed by dynastic leaders called rebbes, strive to preserve their centuries-old customs by resisting the contaminating influences of the outside world. While some ultra-Orthodox rabbis now argue that a child molester should be reported to the police, others strictly adhere to an ancient prohibition against mesirah, the turning in of a Jew to non-Jewish authorities, and consider publicly...