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  • Chris Hayes: I'm 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes'

    05/27/2012 6:17:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2012 | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes: I'm 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes' By Mark Finkelstein | May 27, 2012 | 09:21 ........................... In fairness, Hayes and the other panel members distinguished between their respect for the valor of the individual military members who had given their lives with the worthiness of the various causes in which they fought. Even so, what does it say about the liberal chattering class, which Hayes epitomizes, that it chokes on calling America's fallen what they rightly and surely are: heroes? Watch the hesitant Hayes in what almost seems a parody of the conflicted intellectual. CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today...
  • GOP Convention: Will it be an Ailes/Rove Production?

    05/27/2012 6:15:56 PM PDT · by easyrighter · 40 replies
    If it weren't for Sarah Palin, the last convention would have been the most uninspiring that I can recall going all the way back to Goldwater. Fox News has invested heavily in Obama's defeat. Can Rove and the Republican estblishment deliver or will Romeney insist on calling the shots given what happened in 2008. Any thoughts?
  • 'That's Really Jerky': Giuliani to CNN Crowley's Claim

    05/27/2012 6:13:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for weeks, much of the Obama-loving media have been shamelessly carrying water for the White House's claim that Mitt Romney's vast business experience is not a qualification for president. When Candy Crowley tried this on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, her guest Rudy Giuliani replied, "That's really jerky" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Giuliani to Crowley's Claim Biz Experience Isn't Presidential Qualification: 'That's Really Jerky'RUDY GIULIANI: I mean, the simple fact is that Mitt Romney has been far more successful in the things that he's done than Barack Obama. I mean, going way...
  • Obama's Truth Team Being Brainwashed (Hussein's $5 TRILLION spending spree never happened)

    05/27/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12 | L. Vincent Poupard
    Obama's Truth Team Being BrainwashedBy L. Vincent Poupard | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 8 hrs ago.. COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama's campaign staff is attempting to invigorate the Truth Team by giving "proof" the president' s reported spending spree never happened, according to ABC News. The president's Truth Team is being directed to a Market Watch report that attempts to refute the facts about the spending spree and the team is asked to report any political attacks they hear. As a political consultant, the idea of the Truth Team does not sit well with me. President Obama has come under...
  • Americans James Blackston, Unnamed Teen, Arrested in Connection with Death [Tokyo]

    05/27/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 56 replies
    Hinterland Gazette ^ | May 27, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Full title: Americans James Blackston, Unnamed Teen, Arrested in Connection with Death of Nicola Furlong After Nicki Minaj Tokyo Concert TOP STORY: Two black Americans, one identified as dancer James Blackstone (James “King Tight” Blackstone or James Blackston), and another unnamed teen, (reported as Larry Perry) have been arrested in connection with the death of an Irish exchange student, Nicola Furlong, in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Lessons from Claremont, Part 2: Did racial preferences play a part in the college’s fabrications?

    05/27/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | 24 May 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Claremont McKenna College, a private liberal arts college 60 miles east of Los Angeles, drew national attention earlier this year when its dean of admissions, Richard Vos, was caught deliberately misreporting the SAT scores that students had achieved before attending CMC. VosÂ’s goal was to reach the coveted 1400 SAT average for highly selective liberal arts colleges. He resigned soon after the scandal emerged in January, but not before touching off a debate about the lengths to which colleges will go to boost their rankings. Journalists and education-policy experts lectured about the corrupting effect of U.S. News and World ReportÂ’s...
  • ICCC-7

    05/27/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The theme of the 7th International Conference on Climate Change was “Real Science, Real Choices.” We featured approximately 50 scientists and policy experts speaking at plenary sessions and panel discussions exploring what real climate science is telling us about the causes and consequences of climate change, and the real consequences of choices being made based on the current perceptions of the state of climate science.
  • YouTube MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE (reprise)

    05/27/2012 5:52:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 5-2012 | dfu
  • National Memorial Day Concert cut short due to impending weather

    05/27/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 45 replies
    Anyone else watching the National Memorial Day Concert on PBS??? Annual tradition- takes place on the lawn of the Capitol...announced in the middle of the show that dangerous weather was on the way and everyone should leave in an orderly manner- then they cancelled the show in midstream...
  • Ex-ABC News Head Westin Defends Ban on American Flag Pins Even in 9/11 Aftermath

    05/27/2012 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Brad Wilmuth
    Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN to plug his book, Exit Interview, former ABC News president David Westin recounted his decision to continue barring journalists from wearing American flag lapel pins on air even after the 9/11 attacks, and ended up defending his decision. Westin: (Video at bottom) And we'd long had a policy at ABC News that we wouldn't let people wear any lapel pins of any sort, the theory being that when you're reporting the news, you should be reporting the news, not taking a position. And I said quickly, "We're going to stick...
  • Battle Sheaves

    05/27/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by GRANGER · 2 replies
    The Battle of Life ^ | 1846 | Charles Dickens
    Memorial Day Reading
  • Gay students graduate openly at military academies (barf)

    05/27/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    seeBS News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Michael Hill
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events. For the first time, gay students at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were able to take a same-sex date to the academy's Ring Dance for third-year midshipmen. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., officially recognized a club for gay students this month....
  • Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-report (Sulzberger's private life)

    05/27/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12
    Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-reportReuters – 6 hours ago REUTERS - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December. A New York magazine article published this week reconstructs the events that led to Robinson's departure after 28 years of service, working her way up from advertising sales to the corner office in 2004, becoming Sulzberger's most trusted lieutenant in the process. The article is based on interviews with more than 30 sources described as "intimately familiar with...
  • How Patronage Ruined the Democratic Party

    05/27/2012 5:30:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jay Cost
    The story told here is not a tale of right and wrong. There are no good guys and bad guys, heroes and villains, in this account. American politics is regularly cast in such moralistic terms, but that has not been our approach here. Instead, our focus has been on the factions within American society, and how the Democratic party has transformed the interests of those factions into public policy. That is the great challenge of a republican system of government such as ours—one in which the people are sovereign and the government operates on their behalf. Such governments are easy...
  • Bob Schieffer Laughs Out Loud After Playing Video of Obama Bragging About His Accomplishments

    05/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday. CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday. Having asked the President's senior campaign adviser "Whatever happened to hope and change" early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):MRC TV video playerBOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to play a little something for you. I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you--...
  • Krugman, Fingleton, and Japan (Krugman: Japan, now a role model)

    05/27/2012 5:24:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/26/12 | James Fallows
    Krugman, Fingleton, and Japan By James Fallows May 26 2012, 10:22 AM ET /snip This is a case I sympathize with, and have made various times -- for instance, in the Atlantic two years ago. I am sure that Fingleton has noticed that Paul Krugman, long a skeptic of the "Japan is stronger than it looks" view, now agrees. Or so a new interview with Martin Wolf in the FT suggests: The conversation turns to the Japanese crisis of the 1990s. In retrospect, I [Wolf] suggest, the Japanese seem to have managed the aftermath of their crisis quite well. He...
  • Doug McIntyre: L.A.'s Bag Sacks Common Sense

    05/27/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT · by Mark · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 5/27/12 | Doug McIntyre, Columnist
    If you get home delivery of this newspaper, and I hope you do, it arrives in a plastic bag. There's a reason for that. Despite Southern California's reputation for sunny weather, occasionally rain does fall. And then there's that pesky marine layer - the so-called June Gloom - plus your neighbor's poorly aimed sprinklers, and maybe even some residual tears after another early Lakers exit from the playoffs. So your newspaper needs protection. So do your rights. But the L.A. City Council doesn't believe you should have the right to choose paper or plastic when lugging your oatmeal and bran...
  • World's first live lip dub marriage proposal.

    05/27/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Just for fun on a Sunday night, a very cute video of a marriage proposal...
  • (Lying, Hypocritical) Democratic leaders back Obama’s Bain strategy vs. Romney, acknowledge risks

    05/27/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/27/2012 | By Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker
    After nearly two weeks of heated debate over whether President Obama should attack Republican Mitt Romney’s tenure at a private-equity firm, Democratic leaders across the country say they are largely united behind the strategy, even as some concede an uncertain outcome and new polls show Obama has lost ground nationally. The Democratic leaders, in numerous interviews over the last week, said they are hearing little or no resistance among the party faithful in their states to a strategy that Republicans have characterized as anti-capitalist. And Obama has no plans to back off; his campaign will roll out more stories in...
  • Tracing the political dividing lines over Gov. Scott Walker

    05/27/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5-27-12 | Craig Gilbert
    After 16 months of unimaginable discord, Wisconsin feels more divided than ever. But the underlying fault lines are not new. Gov. Scott Walker’s job performance is splitting the state along familiar political and demographic lines. Walker’s job rating is positive among men, married people, frequent church-goers, higher-income-earners, whites, non-union households and people without a college degree. Walker’s job rating is negative among women, people who aren’t married, people who don’t go to religious services, non-whites, lower-income-earners, union households, and people with a bachelors degree or higher. These patterns transcend the Wisconsin recall wars; they are basic features of today’s red-blue...
  • School Withholds Medication, Cites Rules

    05/27/2012 5:01:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 25 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Deltona (Florida) High School student Michael Rudi suffered a potentially life-threatening asthma attack while attending classes. Though an inhaler prescribed by Rudi’s doctor was available, the school nurse withheld it from him because the school could not locate a signed permission form from his parents. The school’s Director of Student Health Services, Cheryl Selesky, defended the nurse’s action saying that “it’s a matter of liability. If we allow him to medicate himself without having the proper papers filled out and he dies, the parents could sue us. If we follow our rules the blame for any ill consequences falls on...
  • Gun Talk Radio 5/27/12

    05/27/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT · by mylife · 67 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 5/27/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 5/27/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • FReeper Canteen ~ MEMORIAL DAY 2012 ~ May 28, 2012

    05/27/2012 4:59:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 110 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
        The FReeper Canteen Observes ------------------------Memorial Day 2012 ------------------------     HistoryMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet (see below) carried the dedication "To...
  • Obama refines economic pitch by focusing on steady jobs growth (Summer of Recovery IV?)

    05/27/2012 4:58:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/12 | Amie Parnes
    Obama refines economic pitch by focusing on steady jobs growthBy Amie Parnes - 05/27/12 04:30 PM ET Obama is highlighting job growth and a steep decline in the unemployment rate to convince voters his policies are working. President Obama’s campaign is highlighting job growth and a steep decline in the unemployment rate over the last year to sell the public on the idea that his economic policies are working. Obama’s greatest challenge this campaign cycle is convincing voters to give him another four years to try to improve the economy, the central issue of the 2012 campaign. Republican Mitt Romney...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Love Obama

    05/27/2012 4:55:04 PM PDT · by grumpa · 13 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | May 26, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    Here are my Top 10 Reasons to Love Barack Obama: 1. He has brought Americans together. 2. He has put people back to work. 3. He has solved the debt crisis with his frugal spending on only legitimate functions of the federal government. 4. He has delivered on his promises of an open, transparent, and efficient bureaucracy. 5. He has enhanced relationships with America’s friends abroad. 6. He has terrified our enemies. 7. He has elevated Muslims and put those pesky Christians that cling to their guns and religion in their place. 8. He has strengthened the foundation of marriage....
  • USS Iowa on way to new home in Southern California

    05/27/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    Google News ^ | 5/26/2012 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The USS Iowa — the iconic World War II-era battleship that once served as transport to President Franklin D. Roosevelt — left San Francisco Bay on Saturday on its way to its new home in Southern California. Surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels, the 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon was towed through the bay and passed under the Golden Gate Bridge at about 2:30 p.m. Crowds watched from both sides of the bridge as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye provided an official escort and the San Francisco fireboat Phoenix led the way... The center's future...
  • The Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944

    05/27/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 20 replies
    Gen.George Patton
    The Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944 "Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to...
  • The Chart Obama Want’s You To Forget

    05/27/2012 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-12 | Curt
    The chart Obama wants us all to forget about: Over the past 50 years, 10 U.S. presidents have made annual budget requests to Congress, projecting deficits both big and small. But no other president compares to Barack Obama when it comes to the size and scale of the current budget deficit facing the United States. The country is facing an 8.3 percent estimated average national deficit of a two-term Obama administration — the biggest of the past 50 years. By comparison, the current estimate for Obama is nearly double the percentage under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush —...
  • Bob Schieffer Asks Obama Senior Adviser Gibbs 'Whatever Happened to Hope and Change?'

    05/27/2012 4:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs certainly didn't expect this question when he agreed to go on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday. Right out of the gate host Bob Schieffer pressed his guest about all the negative ads the President's campaign is running until he finally asked, "Whatever happened to hope and change?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):VideoBOB SCHIEFFER: You know one of the refreshing changes when, when the President was elected, he talked about hope and change. Whatever happened to hope and change? Now, it seems he is just coming right out of the box with these...
  • NY State Senator Proposes Banning Anonymous Free Speech on the Net

    05/27/2012 4:18:16 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jason Mick
    All users posting to websites would have to post their real name and address, non-compliant posts would be axed When people think anonymity, Anonymous and their iconic Guy Fawkes masks often pop into mind these days. But long before the members of that controversial hacker collective were a mere twinkle in their mothers' eyes, another anti-authoritarian rabble-rouser was using anonymous protest to stir up revolt against a totalitarian ruling elite. His name was Thomas Paine, and his anonymously published work Common Sense helped ignite the colonists in revolution against Britain. I. Want to Post? Put Your Legal Name and Address...
  • Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem' With Gay Marriage

    05/27/2012 3:53:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/24/12
    General Colin Powell said on Wednesday that he supports gay marriage, representing a turning point for the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I have no problem with it," Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview. "In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president's decision."
  • Democrats, losing ground in Wisconsin, play down recall election

    05/27/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/27/12 | David Lauter
    Recent polls have pointed toward a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s June 5 recall election. But here’s the clearest evidence to date that national Democratic party officials believe their side is losing: Democratic officials are playing down the potential impact. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) insisted in a television interview that a loss for the Democratic candidate in the recall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, wouldn't have any implications for other races, such as the presidential election. “I think, honestly, there aren’t going to be any repercussions,” Wasserman Schultz said on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program....
  • Tester-Moran Amendment to Block Use of Taxpayer Money to Lobby for UN Gun Ban Passes by Voice Vote

    05/27/2012 3:34:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 25, 2012 | NA
    As we reported last week, every gun owner concerned about the future of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms should be aware that the United Nations and the global gun eradication movement are attempting to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms by drafting a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. This treaty would cover tanks, helicopters, and other heavy weapons but could also include civilian rifles, shotguns and handguns. The treaty's language will be finalized by the U.N. this July during a four week conference. In an attempt to thwart this serious threat to our sovereign rights and freedoms, earlier this year,...
  • How about a Tea Party in Charlotte during the DNC convention?

    05/27/2012 3:32:42 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 23 replies
    5-27-12 | Mamzelle
    So far, the Dems haven't decided to flee Charlotte. They are pretty close to a lot of us in the South. Are there any parties planned? Could be fun...
  • Greece: Social security debts threaten standstill in health sector

    05/27/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies ^ | Sunday May 27, 2012 (23:05) | By Penny Bouloutza
    The provision of primary medical care and medicines to about 9 million people is at risk of collapse due to the accumulated debts of the National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (EOPPY), as the government has reneged on its promise to settle all arrears to private suppliers of the old insurance funds that now comprise EOPPY by the end of March, totalling 1.7 billion euros. Pharmacists last week decided to indefinitely suspend dispensing medicines on credit, protesting the accumulation of debts of 540 million euros for prescriptions up to March. The insured now have to pay themselves for...
  • Walter Williams Column: Should Black People Tolerate This ?

    05/27/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2012 | Walter Williams
    Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 percent figure means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. Coupled with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are most...
  • Greece: General payments freeze takes hold

    05/27/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies | Sunday May 27, 2012 (23:05) | By Vassilis Ziras
    Political uncertainty and fears of a Greek eurozone exit that have recently come on top of the protracted recession and choking lack of liquidity seem to have accelerated the downturn in the real economy, which is near crash condition. Together the rise of the black economy and the freeze in payments, the clearest sign of disintegration is in public revenue collection. After showing a timid rise in the beginning of May, it nosedived right after the May 6 elections. By May 20 the fall was in the order of 20 percent, with taxpayers putting off paying dues and the practice...
  • Numbers in High-Income Tax Bracket Decline

    05/27/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 25, 2012 | SIOBHAN HUGHES
    The number of taxpayers making more than $200,000 declined in 2009 for the second straight year, government figures Friday showed, with almost four million American filers falling into the category of people who are at the most risk of facing higher tax rates at year's end. The Internal Revenue Service said 3.92 million individual-income tax returns reported adjusted gross income of $200,000 a year or more in 2009. The peak year was 2007, when almost 4.54 million Americans fell into the highest income category. President Barack Obama has proposed that Bush-era tax cuts should expire for households making more than...
  • Iran Hints It Could Stop Enrichment at 20%

    05/27/2012 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Iran may agree to negotiate its ongoing enrichment of uranium to higher levels if the West recognizes it has the "right" to do so for peaceful purposes, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, according to a report by Iranian news agency IRNA. However, another news agency quotes the spokesman differently. "If Western countries (accept) that our 20 percent enrichment program is peaceful and then ask us not to do it, the Islamic Republic of Iran will think about their demand," Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted by IRNA as saying. Iran previously rejected the demand to stop higher level enrichment and...
  • Arlington National Cemetery—A Memorial Day Tribute

    05/27/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 13 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | May 27, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The world famous Arlington National Cemetery in located in the shadow of the Custis-Lee Mansion (Arlington House) that was home to General Robert E. Lee and family until 1861 at the beginning of the War Between the States.
  • Video: House Republican Candidates Brian Kalk And Kevin Cramer Debate

    05/27/2012 2:59:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    Say Anything ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rob Port
    North Dakota’s House race saw several debates between the half-dozen candidates pre-convention, but now that the field has been narrowed to two candidates for the primary election I thought it would be useful to have them sit down and engage one another again. Both Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk were gracious enough to join me for what was supposed to be 30 minutes of questions and discussions but turned out to be more like an hour. Here’s the result: For all the rancor that some perceive as surrounding this race, both candidates were very cordial and agreed on most things...
  • Don't Miss Your Chance to Crash Obama's Feedback Page

    05/27/2012 2:59:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/12 | Aurelius
    The Obama campaign machine is ramping up, after going six consecutive years without taking a break. Today, they are offering people the opportunity to voice their feedback on the President's job performance. Obviously, they've only sent this email to supporters. However, we've got the link for anyone to voice their real opinion. Tired of Obama's blame and hype? Tired of his lies and debt? Crash Obama's feedback page and let them know the truth. The best part is that they actually have text boxes where you can enter your own opinions instead of mindlessly choosing between Obama's "accomplishments." So, go...
  • Matalin: Religious liberty is the issue at stake in the HHS mandate

    05/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama White House and its allies in the media continue to pretend that the controversy over the HHS mandate is all about keeping women from accessing birth control, a claim that’s absurd on its face. For instance, Obama appeared in Iowa on Thursday and tossed out this bit of demagoguery: We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — or taking away affordable birth control. No one is trying to take away “affordable birth control.” For that matter, no one is attempting to “get rid” of...
  • Of new U.S. veterans, almost half seek disability aid

    05/27/2012 2:36:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    AP ^ | 5-27-12 | Marilynn Marchione
    America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials said. What's more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average, and the most recent ones...
  • Adventures in Politicking II : No Shot

    05/27/2012 2:34:45 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 1 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 27, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Repetitious Rhetoric vs. Genuine PoliciesBy: Larry Walker, Jr.According to Barack Obama, “the President’s job is to make sure everyone has a fair shot." But as I explained in Part I, the United States Constitution declares that a President’s real job is, “to the best of his/her Ability, to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Whether or not Mr. Obama has abided by the true standard will soon be revealed, with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare. However, when judged according to his self-contrived measure, based upon his job performance to-date, Mr. Obama’s policies actually ensure that...
  • Alabama Media Group: Changes coming to your newspapers, and your online coverage, this fall

    05/27/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT · by suthener · 18 replies ^ | Friday, May 25, 2012 | staff
    A new digitally focused media company — the Alabama Media Group, which will include The Birmingham News, the Press-Register of Mobile, The Huntsville Times and — will launch this fall to serve readers and advertisers across the state, according to Cindy Martin, who will become president of the new organization. Break The Alabama Media Group will dramatically expand its news-gathering efforts around the clock, seven days a week, while offering enhanced printed newspapers on a schedule of three days a week. The newspapers will be home-delivered and sold in stores on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only.
  • Reality Check: Entitlement Spending Dwarfs Wars Since 2001

    05/27/2012 2:21:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    Some bad news for the vehement anti-war set: they've lost the spending argument. A new chart reveals that in the last decade, spending on national security, Iraq, and Afghanistan combined paled in comparison to entitlement spending -- 19% to 65%, respectively. Over to you, infographic: "About 65 percent of federal expenditures over the last ten years have gone towards entitlements,"Paul Miller writes. "By comparison, about 15 percent has gone towards national defense, excluding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq has cost three percent, and only about one percent has gone towards the war in Afghanistan (including the cost of...
  • Can I say this? (Pat Condell delivers an outstanding broadside to islamofascism and Saudi Arabia)

    05/27/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 27, 2012 | Pat Condell
    This is a video posting; please click on the YouTube link above.
  • Arlington's Martin High School graduating class may set record for twins and triplets

    05/27/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | May 25, 2012 | BY SHIRLEY JINKINS
    Forty-two of the 827 seniors preparing to graduate next week are twins or triplets, and that makes the Class of 2012 a possible Guinness world record holder for the most multiple-birth students in a graduating class. Martin's 18 sets of twins and two sets of triplets top the current record holders, a 2011 class in Iowa with 14 sets of twins and three sets of triplets.
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