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  • Robbery Suspect Dead in Pharmacy Shooting(WV)

    05/30/2012 4:22:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wtrf.com ^ | 26 May, 2012 | Colin Lawler
    WHEELING - A man is dead after attempting to rob an Elm Grove pharmacy at about 5 p.m. Friday. According to authorities an unknown white man entered the Elm Grove Pharmacy located at 101 E. Bethlehem Blvd. carrying a gun tried to hold up the store. A pharmacy employee then shot the man, killing him. The investigation was turned over from the Wheeling Police Department to the West Virginia State Police. State Police Sgt. D.L. Robinson said no information would be released as the incident is under investigation. Wheeling officers, State Police, representatives from the Brooke County Medical Examiner and...
  • OUR SOLDIERS WILL LAND IN FRANCE, MARSHALL TELLS WEST POINT CLASS (5/30/42)

    05/30/2012 4:21:53 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 17 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/30/42 | Hugh O’Connor, Robert P. Post, Daniel T. Brigham, George Gallup
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  • Improving Life for Workers

    05/30/2012 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Stossel
    It seems intuitive that a free market would lead to a "race to the bottom." In a global marketplace, profit-chasing employers will cut costs by paying workers less and less, and shipping jobs to China. It's a reason that progressives say government must step in. So America now has thousands of rules that outlaw wages below $7.25 an hour, restrict unpaid internships and compel people to pay union dues. These rules appear to help workers. But they don't. "Collective bargaining" sounds good. Collective bargaining "rights" even better. Employers are more sophisticated about job negotiations than individual employees, so why...
  • Nocturne in Black and White

    05/30/2012 4:21:34 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The respected black commentator and philosopher Thomas Sowell has described the growing toll of black-on-white violence as a race war. I would take issue with that only because "war" implies a level of organization that supersedes that of the flash mobs. Most of the riot organizers have moved on to cozier job titles, like Al Sharpton, who has gone from organizing riots and boycotts to holding down a desk at MSNBC and serving as the unofficial White House liaison to the black community. The old riots were usually a combination of organized protest and opportunistic violence. The organized riot is...
  • Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant 'Polish death camp' remark

    05/30/2012 4:18:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. And last night Barack Obama caused huge offence in Poland by referring to a Nazi death camp in Poland as “a Polish death camp” while awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
  • Hunting with a Silencer for the First Time

    05/30/2012 4:11:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    This past weekend I trucked out to Tyler’s family ranch to do some practice with the brand new M1 Garand rifles we picked up, as well as get some midnight 3-gun practice in preparation of the Crimson trace Midnight 3-gun that’s coming up sooner than I would like. While I was waiting for the sun to go down to start the practice, Tyler decided to abandon me to go on a date with some chick (bros before hoes, man!). That left me all alone, on a ranch in Texas, with a valid hunting license, a silenced 300 BLK rifle, and...
  • “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (Movie Reviews-5/30/42)

    05/30/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/30/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.S.
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  • White House: Obama 'misspoke' over Nazi death camp (He didn't "misspeak")

    05/30/2012 4:09:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    ynet ^ | 5/30/2012 | afp
    The linguistic faux pas overshadowed President Barack Obama's posthumous award of America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Jan Karski, a former Polish underground officer who provided early eyewitness accounts of the Nazi purge against Jews. "Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself," Obama said.
  • Egypt's Christians fear the worst is yet to come

    05/30/2012 4:03:18 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | May 19, 2012
    CBS News video: Egypt's Christians fear the worst is yet to come - Thirteen candidates from all over the...
  • Canadian Gun Owners: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    05/30/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Chris Dumm
    Shooters up North celebrated a rare gun-rights victory in April, when the Canadian federal government finally euthanized its expensive and useless ‘Long Gun Registry.’ The celebrations were short, however. Eager to appease suburban voters and swinging liberals, Ottowa promptly moved to ban ‘body armour.’ Then PM Stephen Harper’s ‘Conservative’ party has quietly announced that all Canadian gun owners will have to start paying a $60 fee to renew their firearm licenses. It gets better: owners of handguns and other ‘restricted’ firearms (ooh, that sounds evil, doesn’t it?) have to fork over $80 . . . These fees have actually been...
  • Gov. Walker could win Wisconsin's recall election (Republicans smell blood in the water)

    05/30/2012 3:57:39 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 30th 2012 | Catherine Poe
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 — In one week, on Tuesday, June 5, Wisconsin voters go to the polls to decide if Republican Gov. Scott Walker will stay or be recalled. Once it looked like his goose was cooked. Angered when Walker eliminated most collective-bargaining rights for public employees to balance Wisconsin’s budget, 100,000 protestors took to the street for weeks. The battle pitted neighbors and families against one another, making Wisconsin one of the most polarized states in the country, and finally culminated in the petition drive to dump the Governor. 500,000 signatures were required to force a recall election...
  • 7 Anti-Gun Bills You Didn’t Know About

    05/30/2012 3:52:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Kyle Wintersteen
    Remember the good old days when we generally knew which politicians were bad on gun rights? Bill Clinton had foolishly convinced his colleagues that you could vote for a gun ban and remain in office or even win political favor. How wrong they turned out to be. In the wake of the Clinton “assault weapons” ban, a pro-gun revolution swept both houses of Congress. Even Clinton acknowledged the role of the NRA and gun owners in turning the tide, and he’d later credit them with Al Gore’s defeat. The anti-gunners had learned their lesson. Now they quite literally camouflage their...
  • Peter Carl Fabergé, May 30, 1846 - September 24, 1920

    05/30/2012 3:43:52 AM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Easter is the most joyful celebration of the Orthodox faith in Russia... After the devout church services, families gather to exchange gifts of decorated eggs, symbols of renewed life and hope. The Easter of 1885 also marks the twentieth anniversary of Czar Alexander III and Czarina Maria Fedorovna, and the Czar needs an exceptional gift for his wife. So he places an order with a young jeweler, Peter Carl Fabergé, whose beautiful creations have recently caught Maria's eye. On Easter morning, Fabergé delivers to the palace what appears to be a simple enameled egg. But to the delight of the...
  • Sophisticated Virus Infects Computers in Iran, Mideast

    05/30/2012 3:26:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Online WSJ ^ | May 30, 2012 | FARNAZ FASSIHI And PAUL SONNE
    Thousands of computers in Iran belonging to government agencies and private companies have been infected with a highly sophisticated virus, dubbed Flame, in the latest cyberstrike against the Islamic Republic, said cybersecurity experts and Iran's telecommunications ministry. The malware was widely detected across the Middle East in Syria, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, as well as in other parts of the world, but Iran has the largest number of infected computers, experts said. At least three times since 2010, Iran has been targeted with sophisticated computer viruses such as Stuxnet, Duqu and Wiper. These viruses have disabled centrifuges for enriching...
  • WWII Veteran Accused Of Ineligible Voting [Media Spews Victimhood, Asks No Questions]

    05/30/2012 3:21:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/29/12 | Karen Franklin
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran, who faces losing the right to vote after state officials flagged thousands of people who may be ineligible, is now getting backup from two South Florida congressmen. Bill Internicola, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton) and Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) announced Tuesday they will send a letter to Gov. Rick Scott protesting the voting purge...
  • Today's Toons 5/30/12

    05/30/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/30/12 | pookie18
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  • Calling someone 'fatty' or 'obese' a hate crime in Britain

    05/30/2012 3:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily News and Analysis ^ | May 30, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    British MPs have suggested that calling someone "fatty" or "obese" should be considered a hate crime on a par with racism or homophobia. Generations of children have traded banter - or bullying, depending on your perspective - about body weight in the schoolyard, and Enid Blyton even named one of her characters "Fatty" in her Five Find-Outers series. But a report by the all-party parliamentary group on body image has recommended that the Government should investigate putting "appearance-based discrimination" on the same legal basis as race and sexual discrimination. Under the Equalities Act 2010, it is illegal to harass, victimise...
  • Five Wives Vodka deemed offensive to Mormons

    05/30/2012 3:03:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/30/12
    It is made by Ogden's Own Distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. Its label carries the name and an image of five women, an apparent reference to polygamy, a practice abandoned by the church more than a century ago. Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson said the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population. Regulators in Idaho notified Elite Spirits Distributor that the brand's concept is "offensive to a prominent segment of our population and will not be carried," according to a letter sent on Thursday. "The bottom line...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 30, 2012

    05/30/2012 2:57:13 AM PDT · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: 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
  • BBC, again chews ugly Pallywood terminology

    05/30/2012 2:52:19 AM PDT · by PRePublic
    Pro-Arab racism biased BBC, again “repeats” infamous bombastic pseudo fake Pallywood terminology. Though Israel dismantles ALL Illegal buildings. The BBC is only showing the “grievances” of Arabs (who keep illegally constructing without licenses) and the Pallywood terminology of (fake) “ethnic cleansing.” On that same twisted note / logic, is the BBC now believing that the Zionist regime is ethnic cleansing Jews as it razes its outposts? And why is “impartial” BBC not showing the removal by force of Jewish constructions, because it proves its anti-Israel bigoted propaganda wrong?------- Here are three examples (from: 2009; 2011; 2012)AFP: Israel dismantles West Bank settlement...
  • Former U.S. Official: Striking Iran Prematurely Would be Wrong

    05/30/2012 2:34:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Michèle Flournoy, former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, spoke on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. Video ..... Finally, Flournoy addressed the Iranian nuclear issue and, while she stressed that President Obama will take no options off the table, she added, “Any military strike will only delay, not destroy, Iran’s nuclear program. American estimates suggest a delay of one to three years for an Israeli strike.” “It is something that would buy us time, but it would not by itself solve the problem in any enduring way,” said...
  • 'Syria Is Experiencing a Full-Blown Civil War'

    05/30/2012 2:04:46 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies
    Spiegelonline | 5/29/2012
    The United Nations on Tuesday revealed that the majority of those massacred on Friday in the Syrian town of Houla were executed by regime-allied forces, whereupon France and Germany expelled the Syrian ambassadors from their capitals. German commentators say that it is time for the international community to take action. The condemnation from the West has been withering. With months of violence continuing in Syria despite a United Nations attempt to broker a ceasefire six weeks ago, Western leaders have left no doubt that they consider Syrian President Bashar Assad to be solely responsible. Now, following Friday's horrific massacre of...
  • Texas: Silvestre Reyes Ousted in Democratic Primary

    05/30/2012 2:00:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 30, 2012 | By David M. Drucker Posted
    Updated 2 a.m. | Rep. Silvestre Reyes was defeated Tuesday by former El Paso City Councilman Beto O’Rourke in the 16th district Democratic primary. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the eight-term lawmaker trailed 44 percent to 50 percent. O’Rourke had been hovering around the key 50 percent mark needed to avoid a runoff all night as results trickled in. The Associated Press called the race a little before 2 a.m. O’Rourke’s bid was boosted by a Texas-based super PAC, the Campaign for Primary Accountability, which invested heavily in two House contests in the Lone Star State. In the other...
  • Pelosi predicts court will uphold health-care reform

    05/30/2012 1:54:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Woodland Daily Democrat ^ | May 29, 2012 | Josh Richman
    SAN FRANCISCO -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she expects the U.S. Supreme Court next month will uphold President Obama's signature legislation: the Affordable Care Act. "We believe that this bill constitutionally is iron-clad," she told a crowd of about 550 at a Commonwealth Club event in the Fairmont Hotel. "I expect a 6-3 'aye' verdict from the Supreme Court." Pelosi, whose discussion with the club was meant to commemorate her 25th anniversary in Congress, said the bill is among her proudest legislative accomplishments. More than 80 million Americans -- young people allowed to remain on their...
  • Judge upholds suspension of pension increases for N.J. public employees

    05/30/2012 1:33:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | May 29, 2012 | By MaryAnn Spoto
    TRENTON — In a victory for Gov. Chris Christie’s pension revisions, a Superior Court judge has ruled that about 800,000 retired public employees are not entitled to increases based on the cost of living. The ruling by Superior Court Judge Douglas Hurd in Mercer County affects all current and future retirees in pension systems funded by the state, including state workers and judges as well as local police, firefighters and teachers. The pension law the governor signed last June says current and future retirees will not get any cost of living adjustments — better known as COLAS — until the...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican

    05/30/2012 1:14:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia. The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics. The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election. “If I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican … [because] wearing...
  • Scott Walker, Romney's Running Mate

    05/30/2012 1:11:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 30, 2012 | J. Robert Smith
    Balance the GOP presidential ticket? Nah! That's Democrat stuff. Mitt Romney has the chance to a make a powerful statement with his V.P. choice. Governor Scott Walker -- a boring white guy's white guy -- is about to make a very powerful statement in Wisconsin. A thumbs-up by Wisconsin voters for Walker in next Tuesday's recall election would be a huge victory for bold governmental reform. A Walker victory establishes that Republicans can enact significant reforms and survive onslaughts by public-sector labor unions, the left, and the dependent classes. For conservative reformers, a Walker recall win is the modern equivalent...
  • In Tropes They Trust

    05/30/2012 1:09:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | May 2012 | Jonathan Neumann
    PrintPDF The Tyranny of Clichés:How Liberals Cheat in the War of IdeasBy Jonah GoldbergSentinel, 320 pagesViolence never solved anything. Diversity is strength. We're only as free as the least free among us. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. It's a slippery slope. I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.Deploy one of these hoary, haughty pronouncements, and you may conclude you have made a watertight case and whatever discussion you are having can now come to a close, your interlocutor silenced...
  • Our Imbecilic Constitution

    05/30/2012 1:03:10 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/28/12 | Sanford Levinson
    Advocating the adoption of the new Constitution drafted in Philadelphia, the authors of “The Federalist Papers” mocked the “imbecility” of the weak central government created by the Articles of Confederation. Nearly 225 years later, critics across the spectrum call the American political system dysfunctional, even pathological. What they don’t mention, though, is the role of the Constitution itself in generating the pathology.
  • Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism Share Email David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 29 May 2012 16.59 BST Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at National Heroes Acre in Harare Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been asked by the UN to champion tourism. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA/Corbis With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN's choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk. Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation's credibility, as that greeting...
  • The Times-Picayune: Less sass and flash in 'Nawlins

    05/30/2012 12:35:25 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 11 replies
    Sunherald.com ^ | 05/29/2012 | GREGORY FAVRE
    The words flowed over me like a cold shower, leaving a chill: "The New Orleans Times-Picayune will no longer be a daily newspaper in print. It will publish three times a week." I stood in the silence of my memories. As a kid growing up in Bay St. Louis I read three, sometimes four, daily newspapers, The Times-Picayune and New Orleans Item, the Sun Herald, and on occasion the New Orleans States. And, of course, I read and wrote for my dad's weekly, the Sea Coast Echo, one of three weeklies in Bay St. Louis. For someone who loved newspapers,...
  • Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast Voted Best British Album of Past 60 Years

    05/30/2012 12:22:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Gibson Guitars ^ | 05.29.2012 | Andrew Vaughn
    NME.com reports that music retailer HMV conducted the poll which asked music fans to vote on the best British album from the past 60 years. Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast topped the poll with almost 10% of the votes. Depeche Mode came second with Violator, and The Beatles (four albums in the Top 10) came third with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson said:We’re astonished and delighted to hear ‘The Number of the Beast’ has been named Number One. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the...
  • Obama Will Not Win Re-election

    05/30/2012 12:22:34 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | MAY 29, 2012 | Monty Pelerin
    It is time to call the 2012 election. President Obama cannot win. He will likely lose big, in a very lopsided election. Pundits will claim to be surprised when the outcome becomes apparent. They should not be, as the signs of such a result are everywhere, despite the mainstream media's attempts to suppress them. There are numerous reasons why Obama will lose. Incompetence, likeability, and duplicity are a few. Obama has alienated too many in the electorate, including large numbers who supported him the first time. In 2012, many will vote against him or (even better) just stay home. How...
  • Penn. Democratic leader defects to GOP, cites Catholic faith as reason.

    Jo Ann Nardelli, a state committeewoman and founding president of the Blair County Federation of Democratic Women, has switched her political affiliation to the GOP, citing her Catholic faith and President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage as reasons. During a press conference last week, Nardelli cited President Obama’s recent announcement in support of gay marriage as a central reason for her defection, endorsed Mitt Romney for president and changed her party registration to Republican, The Altoona Mirror reported.
  • Why We Need the British Freedom Party

    05/29/2012 11:55:29 PM PDT · by rmlew · 5 replies
    British Freedom Party ^ | May 28 2012 | Fjordman
    In the spring of 2012, the British Freedom Party officially began working together with the English Defence League (EDL) street protest movement. Two senior EDL leaders, Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, joined the Executive Council of British Freedom. The two organizations will cooperate, but nevertheless remain separate.As British Freedom declares in its mission statement, “The objectives of the British Freedom Party shall be to defend and restore the freedoms, traditions, unity, identity, democracy and independence of the British people, to establish full sovereignty over all our national affairs by restoring the supremacy of the British Parliament, to withdraw from the...
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left no tip after Rome lunch

    05/29/2012 11:46:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 54 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 29, 1012 | Nick Squires
    The owners of the kosher restaurant in Rome's Jewish Ghetto – a historic quarter in the centre of the city – were surprised when Mr Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan walked away without leaving a gratuity.
  • Posse in Hawaii: 'Shocking' news coming (Obama Is In Trouble)

    05/29/2012 11:39:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 87 replies
    wnd ^ | May 29, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    [Full title] Posse in Hawaii: 'Shocking' news coming Investigator says state's letter on Obama's birth 'opened door' to new revelations A letter from Hawaii’s Department of Health verifying Barack Obama’s birth in Honolulu has not only not stopped Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse work on the island, his lead investigator reports it has actually “opened the door” to some “shocking revelations” the posse is promising to disclose. Among the details leaked early by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo: There are allegedly several stamps bearing Registrar Alvin Onaka’s name “floating around” inside the Hawaii Department of Health. Zullo...
  • Obama Invictus

    05/29/2012 10:41:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    The myth for today is that of Obama Invictus -- the undefeated champion, the master campaigner, the man who could have taught lessons to Honey Fitz, Dick Daley, and Lyndon B. Johnson himself. Obama is the epitome of the politician for our time and perhaps for all time. His election was inevitable, so we're told, as soon as he decided to descend from Olympus and claim the White House. The idea that mere mortals would seek to contest it would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Somebody like Mitt Romney represents no more than a few hours' sport. There's...
  • Obama On Listening To Bob Dylan In College: My World Opened Up

    05/29/2012 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama On Listening To Bob Dylan In College: My World Opened Up MAY 29, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER President Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom today at the White House to Bob Dylan John Glenn, John Paul Stevens, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres, Jan Karski, John Doar, William Foege, Dolores Huerta, Juliette Gordon Low, Pat Summitt, and Gordon Hirabayashi. The award is the highest honor a president can give to a civilian. When delivering his brief remarks about each honoree, President Obama thanked musician Bob Dylan for opening up his "world." "I remember in college listening to Bob Dylan...
  • I am afraid to sleep...

    05/29/2012 10:37:42 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 122 replies
    me | 5/30/2012 | me
    I can't completely explain it, but last night I had series of about 5 nightmares -- each one worse than the predecessor. As with all dreams, I had difficulty reconstructing what had happened but it burst through the usual torpor of sleep -- I physically was striking objects which you usually are not able to do. Now I find myself exhausted (my commute from my new home in Dallas to my work in mid-state New York includes 7 hours of flight and 2 hours of driving) -- but I am deathly afraid of sleep tonight. I have been commuting for...
  • Will The Last Person in Detroit Please Turn Out The Lights, or, Money For Nothing, Checks For Free

    05/29/2012 10:22:29 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | May 30, 2012 | grey_whiskers
    A spate of recent articles -- see for example here, here, and here -- have noted Detroit’s population implosion and financial woes, along with the proposed solution of shutting off street lights in underpopulated neighborhoods to save money. (Cue the obligatory “Will the last person to leave Detroit...” joke. The last article, in particular, notes that the solution is designed to drive people away from the poorest, most sparsely populated neighborhoods.) And why? Because, supposedly, there is not enough money to pay for the services.
This is an important concept, and deserves further investigation, as it contains the answer to the...
  • Europe’s debtors must pawn their gold for Eurobond Redemption

    05/29/2012 10:14:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/29/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Southern Europe’s debtor states must pledge their gold reserves and national treasure as collateral under a €2.3 trillion stabilisation plan gaining momentum in Germany. The German scheme -- known as the European Redemption Pact -- offers a form of "Eurobonds Lite" that can be squared with the German constitution and breaks the political logjam. It is a highly creative way out of the debt crisis, but is not a soft option for Italy, Spain, Portugal, and other states in trouble. The plan is drafted by the German Council of Economic Experts and inspired by Alexander Hamilton’s Sinking Fund in the...
  • Liberal Campaign Machine in Overdrive in Wisconsin Recall

    05/29/2012 10:02:40 PM PDT · by bigbob · 7 replies
    The MacIver Institute ^ | 5-29-12 | The MacIver Institute
    This should put an end to any stories that Big Labor, the Democratic Party and other left wing organizations aren't going all out to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, the organization that for months has been tracking the financial contributions of these groups through their Big Labor Big Money Matrix, today published the Liberal Mobilization Matrix. The Mobilization Matrix tracks the grassroots activities of more than fifty state, national and liberal organizations who are active in Wisconsin in the days leading up to the June 5th election. From phone banking, to get...
  • Tracey Grissom 'shot ex-husband dead after he made an obscene gesture at her'

    05/29/2012 10:02:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 91 replies
    gadailynews.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Lena Sullivan
    A woman shot and killed her husband because he made an obscene gesture at her, according to police. Tracey Grissom, 30, from Northport, Alabama, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her husband Hunter Daniel Grissom, 28. Sheriff Ted Sexton says the couple had a history of domestic violence. According to the arrest warrant, Grissom was driving to work when she saw her ex-husband at a boat landing. She stopped to take a photo of him for litigation related to their divorce. Sheriff Sexton says several witnesses watched as the man made an obscene gesture and the woman...
  • Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Socialist?

    05/29/2012 9:59:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 29, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican

    05/29/2012 9:44:27 PM PDT · by bigbob · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/12 | Neil Munro
    Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia. The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics. The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election. “If I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican … [because] wearing...
  • Former Dem Rep. Artur Davis switches to GOP

    05/29/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/12 10:31 PM ET | Cameron Joseph
    Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama is officially leaving the party for the GOP, he announced Tuesday. "Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” Davis wrote on his website after lamenting that "this is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party". … Davis has been rumored as a possible GOP congressional candidate in Northern Virginia, and in the statement he doesn't rule out the possibility, although his long statement indicates if he runs it could be for either the House or the statehouse and would be in 2014 or afterwards. The one-time...
  • The race to replace Ron Paul suddenly becomes clear

    05/29/2012 9:42:26 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 27 replies
    Galveston, TX - The race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Ron Paul in Texas’ 14th District has come into focus tonight. Brazoria County residents Randy Weber and Felicia Harris have emerged from a crowded field and will face off against each other in the July 31st runoff. Weber has served in the Texas House of Representatives since
  • Trump: A boost or detriment to Romney? (Video - Greta Sustern Interviews Trump about Obama's BC)

    05/29/2012 9:42:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | May 29th, 2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    'The Donald' responds to Obama campaign attack ads that revive his birther charges, his feud with George Will and his campaigning for Romney [my quick transcript of the 18 minute interview] Trump: ...This is not an issue that he enjoys... Sustern: But see, I think though that president Obama campaign actually enjoys that the issue gets pinned to you. Trump: I totally disagree with you. Sustern: I'll tell you why -- I'll tell you why. Because they released a statement, Stephanie Cutter, who is the deputy campaign manager, just released a very strong statement referring to you as talking about...
  • Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race

    05/29/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe. Dewhurst led Cruz by 46 to 32 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) was in third place with 13 percent of the vote. Cruz entered the race with almost no name identification but a bevy of conservative star-makers rallied to his side to help him into a runoff against Dewhurst, the longtime front-runner. Among Cruz's...