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  • How To Take Over Free Republic (And Your Life, Too!)

    05/11/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 237 replies
    Free Republic | May 11, 2012 | by Lazamataz
    How do you take over Free Republic? You can't. You shouldn't even try, Recently, a friend came to me with what he perceived to be the failings of Free Republic. I wrote back: "....JR is really not interested in people advising him on how to run the forum. He's had success with his own direction.......Seriously man. Don't stress this so hard. It is what it is, and you have no power over other people/places/things. Hell, you don't even have power over YOURSELF. That's GOD'S power. Just suit up, show up, color in within the lines, and enjoy what you can...
  • Christians: Savagely Bullied

    05/11/2012 5:02:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: Being Christian It’s a story that’s been largely ignored by the mainstream press--perhaps because it challenges the politically correct storyline that it’s gay teens who are persecuted and bullied. Or perhaps it’s because the bully is a man welcomed at the White House—the creator of the LGBT video crusade against bullying, “It Gets Better.” On April 16, hundreds of teenage journalists gathered at a conference sponsored by The National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. Their speaker? Dan Savage, the sex columnist and gay advocate who conceived of the “It Gets Better”...
  • Dont cry for Auntie Zeituni (Obamas Aunt at it again)

    05/11/2012 5:01:45 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/11/2012 | Howie Carr
    Auntie Zeituni has written a book. Its called Tears of Abuse, on account of how tough shes had it. Have I read it? Of course not. Have you read her nephews best-seller Dreams from My Ghostwriter, I mean Father? No one has its sold millions of copies, but until two weeks ago, not a single reader got far enough into it to learn that Obama was a dog-eater with composite girlfriends. Anyway, I have the press release on Tears of Abuse, which describes Auntie Zeitunis journey to the United States where she faces the unthinkable; failing health and...
  • 'CLUB MED' SOCIALISM SEALS EUROPE'S FATE

    05/11/2012 4:51:49 AM PDT · by lward99 · 9 replies
    Times247 ^ | 05/11/12 | Jeff Kuhner
    The European Union is about to crack up. Its disintegration is now inevitable. This is the real meaning of recent elections in France and Greece. French voters decided to oust President Nicolas Sarkozy, choosing the Socialist Partys candidate Francois Hollande. The result was predictable, and in some ways deserved. The conservative incumbent came to power in 2007 promising economic reform, overhauling Frances bloated welfare state and cracking down on illegal immigrants. Instead, Mr. Sarkozy piled up record deficits, imposed massive tax hikes and oversaw the loss of Frances triple-A credit rating. The French economy became subservient to Germany, dependent upon...
  • Beefburger from cloned cow? What went wrong with science? Scientist is warning against disaster.

    05/11/2012 4:51:47 AM PDT · by se99tp · 11 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 11, 2012 | John Hodges
    Today the newly emerged worldview of many scientists sets caution aside and moves into immediate use of the new molecular genetic techniques in food. Scientists who question this position are often seen by their peers as heretics.... in 2006, the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved milk and meat from cloned cattle, pigs and goats for the human food chain without labelling; large biotechnology companies are already engaged in promoting transgenic livestock as a means of improving animals and their products for human consumption (Biotechnology Industry Organization, 2008);... the use of transgenic livestock in practical farming and in...
  • Justice for Sabina: Man, 20, jailed for life (excerpted title)

    05/11/2012 4:48:49 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10 May 2012 | Rebecca Seales
    Justice for Sabina: Man, 20, jailed for life after dragging petite waitress from bike, raping her and strangling her to death with her bra Defiant to the last, Johnson asked judge, 'How can you clearly say I did anything?' Weeping O'Donnell family hug jurors, saying justice has finally been done Twenty-year-old Donte Johnson has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40-80 years for the 2010 rape and murder of Philadelphia waitress Sabina ODonnell. Although the jury took under four hours to find Johnson guilty of dragging Miss O'Donnell from her bike, raping her and then strangling her to death...
  • CHURCHILL WARNS NAZIS OF GAS REPRISALS; U.S. REVEALS ARMY BOMBERS RAIDED TOKYO (5/11/42)

    05/11/2012 4:48:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 19 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/11/42 | Raymond Daniell, James B. Reston, Harrison Forman, C. Brooks Peters, Ralph Parker
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  • Gun Humor: Why Southern California Is Different than Real America

    05/11/2012 4:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Heres a joke I got from a friend in Alabama. Its somewhat similar to this gem about the difference between conservatives, liberals, and Texans. ========================================================You may have heard on the news about a southern California man put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate) 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.My favorite quote from the dimwit television reporter: Wow! He has about a quarter million machine gun bullets. The headline referred to it as a massive weapons cache.By southern California...
  • Linux Hardware Support Myths and Legends

    05/11/2012 4:41:37 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies
    O'Reilly Community ^ | 9 May 2012 | Caitlyn Martin
    As I briefly mentioned in my recent article on the influence of the Linux desktop, with a new major Windows release just around the corner we are being treated to an onslaught of articles proclaiming the failings of Linux on the desktop. You'd think that such articles wouldn't be necessary if the Linux desktop had indeed failed. One recurring theme is the idea that Linux has terrible hardware support. The premise is always that Linux is impossibly difficult to install and that lots of hardware just doesn't work with Linux. The author almost always proclaims his or her love for...
  • President Obama's Luxurious Schedule

    05/11/2012 4:41:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rick Richman
    On May 7, Geoffrey Norman posted "Today's Laugh Line" at National Review Online -- a quote from a column by Mark Halperin in Time asserting Mitt Romney has "the luxury of an open schedule" allowing him to "spend every waking hour as a full-time candidate," while President Obama "is required to do his day job." It was even funnier if one looked at President Obama's May 7 schedule. Here was his schedule that day, in its entirety, with all events taking place in the Oval Office: 10:00 a.m. The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. 11:00 a.m. The President meets...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sun vs. Super Moon

    05/11/2012 4:40:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | May 11, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Super Moon wins, by just a little, when its apparent size is compared to the Sun in this ingenious composite picture. To make it, the Full Moon on May 6 was photographed with the same camera and telescope used to image the Sun (with a dense solar filter!) on the following day. Of course, on May 6 the Moon was at perigee, the closest point to Earth in its eliptical orbit, making it the largest Full Moon of 2012. Two weeks later, on May 20, the Moon will be near apogee, the most distant point in its orbit,...
  • Police needed to get overdue library books back from 4-year-old

    05/11/2012 4:38:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    WTAE ^ | May 10, 2012
    FREEPORT, Pa. - An Armstrong County library had to get police involved to get four overdue books returned from a 4-year-old girl. Freeport Area Library Board President Donna Michael said the books had been out since Oct. 19, or 240 days and $81.60 in fines. Michael said she had no choice but to get police involved after two phone calls, a postcard and three letters failed to get the books returned.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - May 11, 2012 [Devotional]

    05/11/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Consider Your God Today's Scripture And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body...he did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform (Romans 4:1921, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In scripture, Abraham was known as the father of our faith. But, he had many obstacles coming against the promise of God in his life. God told him that he would be the father of many nations. Abraham...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 11, 2012]

    05/11/2012 4:34:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    "Love One Another" ". . . add to your . . . brotherly kindness love" —2 Peter 1:5, 7 Love is an indefinite thing to most of us; we don’t know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the loftiest preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that this sovereign preference be for Himself (see Luke 14:26). Initially, when “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit” (Romans 5:5), it is easy to put Jesus first. But then we must practice the things mentioned in 2...
  • Massachusetts To Give Obama's OUI Illegal Immigrant Uncle His Drivers License Today

    05/11/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Sometime today, Onyango Uncle Omar Obama who was ordered deported from the United States back during the first Bushs presidency will be given a drivers license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. All he has to do is show up. When this criminal alien walks into the RMV waiting room, hell be walking past American citizens many of them fighting a tooth-and-claw battle with the bureaucracy to get back the license to which they are legally entitled. Every day, Registrar Rachel Kaprielians legion of government hacks screw over legal citizens with legitimate complaints all because...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/11/12)[Prayer]

    05/11/2012 4:19:55 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/11/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 23 A Psalm Of David> 1. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His names sake. 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
  • Obama's Discredited Policies Are Symbols of the Tired Past

    05/11/2012 4:15:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama sent a warmed-over, five-point "to-do list" to Congress this week that he said will create jobs and spur growth. There was nothing new in any of the ideas. He's offered these same ideas before, but Congress rejected all of them. In a gimmicky performance before an audience at the State University of New York in Albany, Obama unveiled his plan on two large flat-screen television monitors in the form of a green Post-it Note with five unchecked boxes next to each proposal. It was a desperate, hastily slapped-together video show in the wake of last week's...
  • Loose Lips Endanger Lives

    05/11/2012 4:08:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The U.S. dodged another terrorist bullet when a would-be "underwear bomber" turned out to be a double agent. The news became public this week after rumors had circulated in April that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a Yemini-based group that is now the chief terrorist threat against the U.S., had been planning a spectacular attack to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May 2. At first, the White House and other administration sources played down the rumors, saying that there was no credible information that an attack was being planned....
  • British secret agent was al-Qaeda mole who cracked new 'underpants' bomb plot

    05/11/2012 4:05:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    The man, who risked his life to get close to al-Qaedas master bomb-maker in the Yemen, is of Saudi origin but holds a British passport, sources told the Daily Telegraph. MI5 recruited the agent for an operation in which the CIA planned to target the bomb-maker with a missile from an unmanned drone.
  • Australian scientists says lab liquid shot to the heart could save dying soldiers

    05/11/2012 4:04:17 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 11th May 2012
    WOUNDED soldiers or injured civilians in remote locations could benefit in the future from an injection that stabilises the heart following massive blood loss. The fluid is being developed and tested by Queensland scientist Professor Geoffrey Dobson, whose research has been inspired by the ability of animals like the hummingbird to slow their heart rate during hibernation. Prof Dobson, who is collaborating with the US Navy to develop the treatment, said it was essentially designed to save lives and buy crucial time before the wounded could be safely evacuated to hospital. "We've developed a whole new solution to actually resuscitate...
  • EU's cash crisis spawns break-away backlash

    05/11/2012 4:03:22 AM PDT · by Clive · 3 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun News Network ^ | 2012-05-11 | John Robson,
    One side-effect of Europe's financial crisis is the rise of fringe parties who want to dump the Euro and maybe the whole European Union. So it's not all bad news. As I've argued before, the EU is artificial because there isn't a "Europe" in the same sense that there's an "America," a "Britain" or even a "Canada." Despite the chronic irritant of Quebec separatism, resurgent Scottish nationalism and the bloody American civil war followed by a century of resentment, words like "un-American," "Remember you're British" or "Canadian values" meant something almost everyone understood even if they didn't agree. No one...
  • A Generational Shift in Cultural Attitudes

    05/11/2012 3:54:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- Principled or calculating or a bit of both, President Obama's choice on gay marriage is a bet on the political future -- a wager on the views and values of the millennial generation making its long march through American institutions. It is a group in which Obama still has broad support, but no longer inspires as he once did. "The Obama generation," says Brookings scholar William Galston, "lasted about five years." Those ages 18 to 24 are less enthusiastic about Obama than those ages 25 to 29. Since 2008, political engagement among millennials has weakened, cynicism toward government...
  • The Economy Is a Moral Issue

    05/11/2012 3:42:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney, the man he once described as the "worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama." The presumptive nominee impressed the former senator from Pennsylvania with his "deep understanding" of the connection between social and economic issues. If the endorsement was neither surprising nor resounding, it's probably good enough to begin uniting the social conservatives for a tough campaign ahead. A thermometer stuck into the bubble of rhetoric over Santorum's head would reveal the air as pretty tepid, but the white-hot anger that drove the Santorum campaign was gone. Santorum said his meeting...
  • Brazilian navy successfully tests Exocet missile with engine manufactured in the country

    05/11/2012 3:38:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Merco Press ^ | May 11th 2012
    Brazilian navy successfully tests Exocet missile with engine manufactured in the country The Brazilian navy successfully tested an Exocet MM40 missile totally designed, developed and manufactured in the country by Avibras and with the support from the European group MBDA, partly owned by BAE Systems. This is the first time the Brazilian Navy makes a test of this kind targeted to strike surface vessels and which represents the countrys autonomy in the development and manufacturing of medium range missiles engines, according to reports in the Rio media. The innovation achieved with missile engines, and tested with the launching of the...
  • Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney

    05/11/2012 3:37:33 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 105 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Hillary Chabot and John Zaremba
    Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney "Straight-laced and squeaky clean Mitt Romney must show hes not the teen bully critics now say he was, if he hopes to limit the damage from a published report on his prep school days that paints him as a cruel and possibly homophobic prankster who once pinned a vulnerable schoolmate down and cut his bleached-blond locks .... Republican consultant John Feehery called the Washington Post report troubling for Romneys presidential bid.... For independents, its a troubling story. ... They dont like bullies, and anti-bullying has become a issue on the national stage,...
  • The Antietam of the Culture War

    05/11/2012 3:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    It took Joe Biden's public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke him out. But after Joe told David Gregory of "Meet the Press" he was "absolutely comfortable" with homosexuals marrying, Barack Obama could not maintain his credibility with the cultural elite if he stuck with the biblical view that God ordained marriage as solely between a man and woman. The biblical view had to go. Obama had to move, or look like a malingerer in secularism's next great moral advance into post-Christian America. Consider. Obama had an appearance coming up on "The View," where Whoopi Goldberg would have demanded to...
  • A Nation of Spies and Snitches

    05/11/2012 3:34:00 AM PDT · by Third Person · 2 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 9th, 2012 | J.M. Berger
    In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, one of the most stinging criticisms leveled at the CIA was that it had utterly failed to penetrate al Qaeda with a human source. That worm turned this week when headlines erupted with the story of how a Saudi spy, working in conjunction with the CIA, penetrated al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), preventing an attack on a U.S.-bound airliner, providing critical intelligence to guide a drone strike against a sought-after AQAP commander, and delivering an intact bomb design for U.S. intelligence to dissect. It was, by any measure, a spectacular intelligence...
  • Never give up. Know that if your heart is with HIM, your actions will start to change.

    05/11/2012 3:31:43 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Praise the LORD JESUS CHRIST in all HIS splendor. GOD is great, amazing, honest, and true. HE will walk with us, guide, and teach us through all we go through in this life. Make sure your hearts are focused on HIM!
  • To Bigotry No Sanction

    05/11/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Now that President Obama has "evolved" on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by "enlightened" Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene. There are modest and civil proponents of same-sex marriage. But the tone of many advocates has been shrill to the point of frothing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, put the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council on its 2010 list of "hate groups" because of their opposition to gay marriage. A religion professor at a Midwest state university explained Catholic opposition to same-sex marriage...
  • Bill blockbuster: Os an amateur

    05/11/2012 3:27:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Bill blockbuster: Os an amateur By CARL CAMPANILE Last Updated: 6:14 AM, May 11, 2012 Posted: 2:45 AM, May 11, 2012 AP Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama mocking him as an amateur that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims, The country needs you! the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Kleins new biography of Obama. The title of Kleins explosive, unauthorized bio of...
  • Time for Republicans To Take the Offensive

    05/11/2012 3:25:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Two very important things happened in politics this week. First, the elections underscored just how fed up mainstream America is with extreme liberalism. Second, President Obama, with his formal endorsement of same-sex marriage, is openly casting his lot with his extremist base. The question is: How will putative GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney interpret and respond to these events? Will he fall into the usual Republican trap of thinking he has to follow his Democratic opponent leftward to appear more moderate? Or will he show his confidence in the reasonableness of conservatism and in the American people to embrace him...
  • American optimism on economy and on Obamas ability to handle it well is fading, poll shows

    05/11/2012 3:22:59 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/11/2012 | ap
    Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and handling it remains President Barack Obamas weak spot and biggest challenge in his bid for a second term, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And the gloomier outlook extends across party lines, including a steep decline in the share of Democrats who call the economy good, down from 48 percent in February to just 31 percent now. Almost two-thirds of Americans 65 percent disapprove of Obamas handling of gas prices, up from 58 percent in February. Nearly half, 44 percent, strongly disapprove. And just 30 percent said they...
  • The Top 25 C.S. Lewis Quotes

    05/11/2012 3:20:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | John Hawkins
    C.S. Lewis was one of the most brilliant writers who ever set pen to paper. He was an insightful thinker, had remarkable common sense, and there may not have been anyone in the last century who was a better writer about the Christian faith and the human condition. In honor of a great man, here are his 25 greatest quotes. 25) Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. 24) If anyone says that sex, in itself, is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once. But, of course, when people say,...
  • 1 in 5 Gay/Bi Men Have HIV, Nearly Half Don't Know

    05/11/2012 3:14:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    Web MD ^ | 9/23/2010 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    One in five gay/bisexual men in the 21 U.S. cities hardest hit by AIDS have HIV infections -- and nearly half don't know it, a CDC survey finds. Black gay/bi men and under-30 gay/bi adults are least likely to know of their HIV infections. The findings show that HIV infection rates remain strikingly high among gay and bisexual men, says Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, director of the CDC's center for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention. "The number of new HIV infections each year is increasing among men who have sex with men [MSM], while remaining stable or decreasing...
  • Pelosi: Obamas Gay Marriage Reversal Not Political at All, Nothing to Do with Money

    05/11/2012 3:10:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Pelosi: Obamas Gay Marriage Reversal Not Political at All, Nothing to Do with Money By Elizabeth Harrington May 10, 2012 (CNSNews.com) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Barack Obamas embrace of same-sex "marriage" on Wednesday was not political at all, nor due to concerns over fundraising from the LGBT community, adding that shes not big in the bundler crowd." At her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday, Pelosi was asked whether fundraising may have affected the presidents decision to endorse homosexual "marriage," and if she had spoken to friends, donors and bundlers who now are more...
  • Astronauts: Cool It on Warming

    05/11/2012 3:10:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 11, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    To the long list of right-wing, knuckle-dragging know-nothings who dare question so-called global warming, environmentalists now can add six Apollo astronauts, two rocket men who flew aboard Skylab, and a pair of former directors of the Johnson Space Center (JSC). These veterans of Americas space program are among the 49 retired NASA employees who recently asked the agency to halt what they consider its unscientific advocacy of climate alarmism. In a letter to NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr., these rocket scientists, space explorers, and other men and women of reason requested that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - May 11, 2012

    05/11/2012 2:55:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, 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: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.640whlo.com/main.html (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Syrian opposition chief blames car bombings that killed 55 on al-Qaida in Iraq

    05/11/2012 2:50:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/11/2012 | ap
    The head of Syrias main opposition group said Friday the twin suicide car bombings that killed 55 people in Damascus appeared to be the work of al-Qaida forces he said were linked to the regime of President Bashar Assad. Paris-based Burhan Ghalioun, chief of the opposition Syrian National Council, said the cease-fire brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan was in crisis because it lacks teeth. Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo, Ghalioun said there would be no peaceful solution to the violence in Syria unless a threat of force against those who dont implement the plan. In Damascus, workers...
  • Richard Mourdock money bomb

    05/11/2012 2:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 9, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Its not enough for Operation Counterweight to get a candidate through the primary. We need to support the candidate immediately to keep the momentum going. Richard Mourdock is not running to the left (often mischaracterized as running to the center) one bit. Listen to this interview, which has the mainstream media up in arms because Mourdock defined bi-partisanship as Democrats coming over to our side on issues (3:25): What I hear you say is youre not going to compromise, OBrien observed. In fact, the only compromise youll do is really getting other people on the other side of the aisle...
  • No Confidence will Kill Obama Reelection Chances

    05/11/2012 2:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | John Hawkins
    While economists agonize about unemployment, jobs created, money supply, stimulus, and the budget deficit, they often ignore one number that will in all likelihood matter most to voters in November. Consumer confidence numbers have been slipping since reaching an anemic high back in February of 2012 according to several measurements of consumer confidence, including the Bloomberg Comfort Index. .
  • 'Money Primary' Pushes Obama to the Left

    05/11/2012 2:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    For most of 2012, President Obama has been running in the Democratic primary. I know that seems odd given that he's essentially running unopposed. Though don't tell that to West Virginia Democrats, who cast nearly half of their votes for Keith Judd, an inmate currently serving time in a Texarkana, Texas, prison. Judd received 41 percent of the vote. In 1968, Eugene McCarthy received 42 percent of the vote and forced incumbent Lyndon Johnson from the race. But that's not what I'm talking about. It's important to remember that primaries serve other functions than just picking the nominee. Primaries force...
  • Hollywood's Gay Marriage Thank You Card

    05/11/2012 2:35:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    So Barack Obama declared he's all for "gay marriage." Really, was anyone surprised? Did anyone doubt it? Still, it's official, and Obama is now the rental property of Hollywood. Obama's doing all sorts of fundraisers with Hollywood and Manhattan millionaires and billionaires to get re-elected, the latest at George Clooney's mansion. One of every 6 of his "bundlers" is openly homosexual. At the start of this drama, Vice President Joe Biden openly declared (accidentally or not) he was entirely comfortable with men marrying men and women marrying women and credited Hollywood. "When things really began to change is when the...
  • Render Unto Caesar: Troops Fight On Obama's Behalf?

    05/11/2012 2:11:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | May 10, 2012 | Editor
    Leadership: Lost in his gay marriage flip-flop was the president's claim that our armed forces fight for him, not their country. It was like following his spiking of the football over the Osama bin Laden kill with an end-zone dance. Few caught the revealing Freudian slip during President Obama's interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News in which he said he no longer considered what he described to evangelist Rick Warren in the election year of 2008 as the "sacred union" of marriage to be just between one man and one woman. But there it was, from the lips of...
  • Obama For Gay Marriage: A Day After

    05/11/2012 2:08:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Neon Tommy - Annenberg Digital News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Matt Pressberg, executive producer
    One day after President Obama made a landmark public statement announcing his support for gay marriage, which some say was nudged forward by Vice President Joe Biden's announced support for it this past weekend, another world leader also came forward. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand broke his longtime silence on issue, providing a statement to the Associated Press in which he declared that he was "not personally opposed to gay marriage." President Obama's opponent in this fall's general election, Mitt Romney, confirmed his position opposing gay marriage yesterday, but according to the Washington Post, refrained from further comment...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Deb Fischer (Nebraska US Senate candidate)

    05/11/2012 1:52:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KHGI-TV ^ | May 10, 2012 | Steve White
    Deb Fischer has picked up a major endorsement, as former Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin backs the Valentine rancher for U.S. Senate. Fischer said she was honored to be endorsed by the former Alaska governor and her husband Todd Palin. "I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment," Fischer said. The two-term state senator is running for U.S. Senate and poll numbers released by her campaign show she may be closing the gap with Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg. Bruning has picked up big...
  • Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops

    05/11/2012 1:28:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5/10/2012 | David Crary
    Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. The inquiry coincides with the Scouts' 100th anniversary celebrations and follows a chain of other controversies. Earlier this year, legislators in Indiana and Alaska...
  • Sen. Cornyn: Holders arrogance knows no bounds

    05/11/2012 1:25:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder needs to comply with the congressional subpoena demanding documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Cornyn also said he thinks Holders demonstrable failure to comply with House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issas subpoena for Fast and Furious documents is an indicator of his overall disregard for congressional oversight. Its abundantly clear that when it comes to cooperating with Congress, the Attorney Generals arrogance knows no bounds, Cornyn told TheDC. President Barack Obama now has a responsibility to step forward and make...
  • "white" George Zimmerman is more black (1/4th) than "indian" Elizabeth Warren (1/32th)

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/11/cnn-legal-analyst-obamas-grandparents-would-have-looked-lot-george-zi Isn't it interesting how the media can label Elizabth Warren an indian, but George Zimmerman "white". Obama is as much a "white" person as George Zimmerman
  • [Hugo Chavez and] The EPA's 'Crucify' Politics On Energy Development

    05/11/2012 1:23:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff Editiorial
    Abuse Of Power: An EPA official who apparently made good on a threat to "crucify" an oil company to make the entire energy industry "easy to manage" should resign or be fired. So why is the White House protecting him? EPA regional administrator for Dallas Al Armendariz told a city council meeting in a taped speech two years ago that his "philosophy" of enforcement was to single out an oil company, punish it "as hard as you can," and make an example of it to scare others into submission. "The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean," said...
  • Today's Toons 5/11/12

    05/11/2012 1:22:14 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/11/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.