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  • Laser reportedly hits incoming plane in Myrtle Beach; no landing problems reported

    05/27/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 40 replies
    Sun News ^ | Sunday, May. 27, 2012 | Lorena Anderson
    An inbound airplane’s windshield was hit with a laser beam fired from east of the runway at Myrtle Beach International Airport about 10 p.m. Sunday, but no landing problems were reported. Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Doug Furlong said the laser strike was reported, but investigations found nothing to follow up on. “I’m sure it did happen, though,” he said.
  • Union Statistics: What You May Not Know

    05/27/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    Union Statistics: What You May Not Know | Monday, May 28th, 2012 HomeLaborUnionReport Updates DAILY NEWSGeneral NewsProject Labor AgreementsPublic Sector UnionsUnion BossesUnion HypocrisyUnion OrganizingUnion StrikeUnion Violence Legal UpdatesNLRB Watch National Right to Work Political Updates EconomyEnvironmentalismHealth CareImmigrationMarxism/Socialism Union Corruption Union Corruption Report The Blogroll Filed Under:  LaborUnionReport Updates Union Statistics: What You May Not Know September 15th 2011   ·   1 Comment Tweet Sharebar Tweet The folks at have a ‘vital statistics‘ page that provides some good information about unions that many Americans may not know. Here is just some of the information:Financial Information Annual Dues Paid to Unions: $8,217,838,676 Total...
  • Oldest Jewish archaeological evidence on the Iberian Peninsula

    05/27/2012 8:31:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | Friday, May 25, 2012 | Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
    On a marble plate, measuring 40 by 60 centimetres, the name "Yehiel" can be read, followed by further letters which have not yet been deciphered... the new discovery might be a tomb slab... "The organic material of the antlers could be dated by radiocarbon analysis with certainty to about 390 AD," excavation leader Dr. Dennis Graen of the Jena University explains... ...Not only is the early date exceptional in this case, but also the place of the discovery: Never before have Jewish discoveries been made in a Roman villa, the Jena Archaelogist explains. In the Roman Empire at that time...

    05/27/2012 8:13:25 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 21 replies
    Today | me
    It occurred to me today that Obama has no WW2 History, he has no worry downloaded from his family that without the "Greatest Generation" we could be speaking German or Japanese today as our National Language... his Family really had no dog in that fight, yes he lied about his Grandfather, (for political gain) and that is his only connection. This must be one of his more painful Holidays ... *(Christmas and Easter are probably just as painful for him) Will he play Golf? TT
  • Thunder Had to Roll Fast With President (Obama uses Rolling Thunder for photo-op)

    05/27/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    Rolling Thunder made it to the White House this year, but the experience for the motorcycle-riding patriots was more pro forma photo oppportunity than heartfelt meeting with President Obama, the group says. “Well, we had a good meeting with his staff and a defense official. But we were supposed to have time with the president,” founder and executive national director Artie Muller told The Washington Times in an interview after the meeting Friday. “When we were there in the past, the president himself talked to us about the issues that concern us - veterans health care, the fate of prisoners...
  • Ageing eyes hinder biometric scans

    05/27/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 25 May 2012 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    Research suggests that irises do not remain the same for life after all. Identifying people by scanning the irises of their eyes may not be as reliable as some governments and the public might think. That’s according to new research suggesting that irises, rather than being stable over a lifetime, are susceptible to ageing effects that steadily change their appearance over time. With iris recognition now being used at border control in countries such as the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, this has huge implications, says Kevin Bowyer, a professor of computer science at the University of Notre...
  • Was Trayvon Martin high on a concoction called “Lean” the night he was killed?

    05/27/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Wizbang ^ | May 27, 2012 | Rick Rice
    Bob Owens is raising the possibility: "I had never heard of “lean” before yesterday, but apparently it is a concoction made from certain prescription cough syrups and a beverage medium, often made more palatable with candy. One of the recipes for “lean” calls for using Arizona Iced Tea Co. watermelon fruit juice cocktail as the beverage of choice, and Skittles candy… the items found on Trayvon Martin’s body the night he was shot by George Zimmerman. The Conservative Treehouse has a lengthy post about the recreational drug, it’s effects and side effects, and alleged screen captures of Trayvon Martin’s social...
  • AP 'Fact Check' Ignores Obama Stump Speech Claim of 'Slowest' Spending Growth

    05/27/2012 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    At the Associated Press aka the Administration's Press on Saturday, Andrew Taylor's "Fact Check" item on President Obama's stump speech claim in Iowa on Thursday dove into the trees without first looking at the forest. Distracted by ridiculousaurus Rex Nutting's write-up earlier in the week at MarketWatch ("Obama spending binge never happened"), which absurdly claimed that "government outlays (are) rising at slowest pace since 1950s," Taylor spent paragraph after paragraph going into the nuances of "the Wall Street bailout" (really TARP, which wasn't all about "Wall Street," unless GM and Chrysler have recently moved there) and the disputes over who should...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-12

    05/27/2012 7:44:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 05-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2012 Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the...
  • Heated Debate: Should New York High School Be Allowed to Give Out Condoms on Prom Night?

    05/27/2012 7:42:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/27/2012 | n/a
    One New York high school is making condoms available to students as they leave the prom, and the decision is sparking heated debate from many. Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, pointedly said that this is a case of a school overstepping its boundaries and “reaching into an area that is a parental responsibility.” She continued, “We know that the number one reason that kids abstain from sex is their moral values, their faith, and because of the relationship with their parents. And when the school steps in between that relationship, it’s very harmful and it makes it...
  • Zoey Ripple, CU grad shot in Boulder home intrusion, 'disappointed' charges will be filed

    05/27/2012 7:39:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 96 replies ^ | 05/25/2012 | Mitchell Byars
    Zoey Ripple (the drunk home invader) Timothy Justice and Doreen Orion (the owners of the home) The Boulder County District Attorney's Office announced Friday it will file felony trespassing charges against the 21-year-old University of Colorado graduate who was shot after police say she drunkenly wandered into a couple's Boulder home early Wednesday.Yet defense attorney Colette Cribari said the incident was "out of character" for Ripple, who graduated from CU two weeks ago. "She didn't enter the house with any intent of committing a crime or harming anyone," Cribari said Friday. "We're thankful she was not killed or more...
  • Honour student JAILED for missing school (shortened)

    05/27/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 34 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 5-25-2012 | Hannah Rand
    FULL TITLE: Honour student who works two jobs to support her siblings after her parents split up and left town is put in JAIL for missing school due to exhaustion. Devastated: Diane Tran, 17, has a criminal record and spent a night in jail after being charged with truancy. She works two jobs to support her family Abandoned: Her parents divorced 'out of the blue' and left Tran and her two siblings to fend for themselves Ms Tran said she works a full time job, a part-time job, and takes advancement and dual credit college level courses at Willis High...
  • Obama Finds Campaigning Rules Clock (NY Times pity party for campaigner-in-chief)

    05/27/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Peter Baker
    By the time President Obama took the stage at the Fox Theater here, he was in the 18th hour of a 19-hour day. His tie was still knotted to the top as he launched into his stump speech, attacking his opponent’s record and defending his own. “I still believe in you,” he said, “and I hope you still believe in me.” SNIP The protesters waiting outside a campaign fund-raiser in Denver last week were probably never supporters. But some of their signs cut close to the bone. “Out of Hope, Ready for Change,” one read. “Obama’s Blvd. of Broken Promises,”...
  • Jindal Steel to drop $2.1bn Bolivia plan [after $100 M invested]

    05/27/2012 7:16:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | May 28, 2012, 01.10AM IST | Pankaj Doval, TNN
    Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power's (JSPL) ambitious $2.1-billion investment plan in Bolivia is all but over as the company has said it is "not hopeful of continuing" with the project, which was touted as the biggest foreign investment plan in the Latin American country. Through its subsidiary Jindal Steel Bolivia (JSB), the company had in 2007 secured 40-year development rights to the El-Mutun iron ore mine, which holds reserves of around 20 billion tonnes, considered to be one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world. However, with no commitment from the Bolivian government over supply of...
  • Critics wonder: Could the F-22's skin be the problem?

    05/27/2012 7:09:17 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies
    stars and Stripes ^ | May 27, 2012 | By HUGH LESSIG
    The Air Force says its F-22 Raptor brings something to the battle that no other U.S. jet fighter can match: Its ability to evade radar through stealth technology. But now critics are offering up a troubling hypothesis: Could the very materials that make the Raptor stealthy be contributing to problems of dizziness and disorientation that some pilots have experienced in the cockpit? Air Force investigators are looking into the possibility that toxic substances are infiltrating the pilot's air supply. That's one of their main theories. The other is that pilots are simply not getting enough oxygen. Pierre Sprey, who was...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/27/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    5-27-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 30:4 Oh, Sing to Him, you Saints of His; Give Thanks to His Holy Name.
  • NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

    05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf. Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No GolfHELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesn’t like it? COOPER: He hates it. We were up there...
  • Yen-yuan direct trading to start in June

    05/27/2012 6:58:36 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Japan Today ^ | May. 27, 2012 - 12:51PM JST
    Yen-yuan direct trading to start in June Exchange rates between yen and yuan will be determined by their transactions, departing from "cross rate" system Japan and China are expected to start direct trading of their currencies as early as June as part of efforts to boost bilateral trade and investment, according to reports. With the planned step, exchange rates between the yen and the yuan will be determined by their transactions, departing from the current “cross rate” system that involves the dollar in setting yen-yuan rates, Kyodo News said on Saturday. The two governments are eyeing setting up markets in...
  • SWATting the Ericksons (Brett Kimberlin fallout?)

    05/27/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife. Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway. Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
  • Don’t believe so-called ‘evidence’ hype (GZ Case: Reverse racism on an industrial scale)

    05/27/2012 6:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    South Florida Times ^ | May 27, 2012 | Lucius Gantt
    Of all of the evidence that has been released in the Trayvon Martin case, none has been debated and scrutinized more than the alleged injuries suffered by George Zimmerman, the shooter. Photos have surfaced showing Zimmerman with various cuts and bruises on his nose, head and perhaps other places. And, two days after Trayvon was gunned down, Zimmerman’s personal physician claimed Zimmerman had blackened eyes and a broken nose. Well, we all know the devil is tricky. The devil will make you think the victim is the criminal and the murderous stalker was an innocent bystander in fear of his...
  • Tribute to Navy SEAL Adam Brown videos - MUST SEE!

    05/27/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies
    The life of a true American hero - a husband, a father, a man of unyielding faith and courage. Fearless and selfless, with the ability to do anything, Adam Brown, above anything, exemplified the American spirit. PART 1. See on screen link for PART 2.
  • 2 murders, 3 other shootings on the heels of 'Stop the Violence' rally in East St. Louis

    05/27/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | John Knicely
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. ( -- The Memorial Day Weekend has been filled with violence in East St. Louis. A man was shot and killed at a barbecue on Saturday. Another man was shot and killed early Sunday morning walking between bars. And about an hour later, 3 people were shot at a market. All the violence follows the “Stop the Violence” rally in East St. Louis on Friday featuring the parents of Trayvon Martin. News 4 asked Mayor Alvin Parks if the recent violence has been disheartening. “It's not disheartening, but what you have is frustration,” said Parks. “Because...
  • Voting With Their Wallets: France

    05/27/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
    The French aided the Americans in their revolution against their British oppressors. Now Benoît Pous-Bertran de Balanda, the descendant of a French general who fought for the Americans, is trying to help his wealthy countrymen escape what he calls the tyranny of a new Socialist government primed to severely tax the rich. And France’s loss could be New York’s gain. Mr. Pous-Bertran de Balanda, 30, is a broker for wealthy French clients looking to buy apartments in Manhattan. With the election of the Socialist François Hollande as president this month, the wealthy in France are suddenly scrambling for places to...
  • Analysis: Kansas governor (Sam Brownback) owns aggressive tax cuts

    05/27/2012 6:35:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/12 | JOHN HANNA
    Analysis: Kansas governor owns aggressive tax cutsBy JOHN HANNA | Associated Press – Thu, May 24, 2012 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Plenty of Kansas legislators' fingerprints are on the aggressive income tax cuts signed into law this week by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, including those of some GOP moderates now describing it as a budget crisis in the making. But Brownback now owns the legislation, even though it strayed significantly from the tax plan he outlined in January and he and his allies sought less aggressive alternatives in the legislative session's final days. He not only signed the bill,...
  • Left-Wing Wacko Roseanne Barr: Tax the Catholic Church (What a Moron)

    05/27/2012 6:30:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    On Friday, far-left actress Roseanne Barr went on an anti-Catholic rant on Twitter,  as she seemingly gave her take on the controversy over ObamaCare's abortifacient/contraception mandate. Barr reused some of her previous bigoted attacks: painting Catholic priests as child molesters, and calling for the registration of the Church as a PAC. She even called for the taxation of the Catholic Church. In her first Tweet, the washed-up comedian spewed, "Catholic employers need to include psychiatric coverage for their women employees's [sic] children who might get molested by catholic priests!" This echoes an April 2010 post Barr made on her personal...
  • Greek sex industry battered by economic storm

    05/27/2012 6:27:54 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies
    Athens News ^ | 27 May 2012
    Greece's once-thriving sex industry has become the latest victim of the debt crisis as Greeks spend less on erotic toys, pornography and titillating underwear. About 50 people, almost all young men, lined up on Friday as the Athens Erotic Dream - the country's biggest sex fair - opened its gates in a nondescript building squeezed against a highway on the outskirts of the capital. The annual show attracted big crowds when it opened in 2008, at the height of the economic bubble. But interest has wilted alongside the economy, mired in its fifth consecutive year of recession. The austerity measures...
  • COMMENTARY: It’s time to judge forest policy by its result, not by its intent

    05/27/2012 6:26:52 PM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 27, 2012 | Rob Deharpport
    Failed federal policies implemented by unelected agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management during the past 30 to 40 years remind me of a quote from the late economist Milton Friedman: “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” The Northwest Forest Plan enacted by President Clinton in 1994 may have had good intentions, but it has failed catastrophically.
  • Canada's Research in Motion to cut at least 2000 jobs

    05/27/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 26 May, 2012, 07.18PM IST
    TORONTO: Research In Motion Ltd is preparing for a major restructuring beginning in the next couple of weeks that will see it eliminate at least 2,000 jobs worldwide, the Globe and Mail reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. The Canadian newspaper, citing several people close to the company, reported that the next round is layoffs is said to be planned for around June 1 - a day before the BlackBerry smartphone maker's first quarter ends - but some expect the announcement even earlier. One person familiar with the company's plans said the layoffs may cut even deeper than 2,000 jobs,...
  • 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