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  • Obama Wants Troops to Sacrifice MORE

    06/30/2012 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-30-12 | CJ
    I've been on the White House mailing list since about 2006. In 2009, the nature of emails I received from the White House began to change. Now, there is really no rhyme or reason to the announcements I get. I still get some important, embargoed speeches, but I also get these odd emails about how the Justice Department has charged such and such Soldier with fraud. I never get emails with good information about what our troops have accomplished, but always get the ones about how the administration apologizes for [insert stupid Soldier act caught on photo or video and...
  • Joe Paterno Reportedly Played Major Role in Penn State Cover-Up

    06/30/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 46 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/30/12 | Connor Simpson
    CNN have reportedly been informed of the contents of emails between top Penn State officials that allege a cover-up of a 2001 incident involving Jerry Sandusky, and the messages seem to implicate that it was Joe Paterno's idea to not report Sandusky
  • Fact Check. Romney “outsourcer in chief” claims?

    06/30/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Jazz Shaw
    We all know the story by now. Mitt was the king of job killers during his time at Bain. Among his many sins, shipping tons of jobs overseas while leaving starving Americans holding out their hands. The oft maligned Factcheck.org takes a looks at the claims and – this time – finds them coming up short. One TV ad, called “Come and Go,” claims that Romney “shipped jobs to China and Mexico.” But two examples cited by the Obama campaign occurred after Romney left Bain. There’s no clear evidence that a third company shipped jobs to China under Romney.A second...
  • Missouri Dem. Senator 'Hiding' from Reporters After Obamacare

    06/30/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT · by Qbert · 69 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JUN 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Missouri Democratic senator Claire McCaskill is "hiding" from reporters after the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision yesterday, according to a local news report:  VIDEO McCaskill won't say where she stands on Obamacare, though she voted for it. And she won't make her self available to members of the press curious to hear her thoughts.  "There's only ever been one goal for Claire. Affordable, accessible health care for Missouri," a spokesman for the senator told the local news outlet.  The Missouri senator is in the middle of a close reelection battle. Her past support of Obamacare is thought to pose a great...
  • Jenkins: ObamaCare—Upheld and Doomed - Regardless of the Supreme Court, fiscal reality will prevail.

    06/30/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 29, 2012 | HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
    Fans of ObamaCare must be busting a gut three times over. The mandate that conservatives now hate was originally a conservative proposal. In upholding it, Chief Justice John Roberts followed President Obama's Rose Garden instructions to the letter: The Court must find an act constitutional if it happens to be the signature act of a president running for re-election. Worse, in doing so, he may have read any constitutional limit on Congress out of the Constitution while pretending to do the opposite. Congress cannot compel you to do anything Congress wishes, but it can impose taxes on you until you...
  • Vanity- God is removing His Favor

    06/30/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT · by vpintheak · 71 replies
    Holy Spirit | 6/30/12 | VPINTHEAK
    I don't do vanities, but I guess I do now. My wife and I were talking last night, I was complaining and she said no nation that has embraced homosexuality has stood long. This got me to thinking and meditating on His word. Over the years, we all must admit, socialism of all stripes has taken hold of our Country. Things are getting worse. Why? We have taken God out of our daily lives. This homosexual in the military is simply one of the last strikes against God and He is removing His favor from us. All the natural disasters,...
  • ‘What global warming really looks like’ – Michael Oppenheimer FAIL

    06/30/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 28, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Well, I warned everybody yesterday. That briefing was put together by Climate Nexus, an advocacy and communications group. An accompanying report on heat waves and climate change was released simultaneously at climatecommunication.orgThe usual suspects put that document together. See below.Expert Reviewers: Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchJerry Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchJeff Masters, Weather UndergroundRichard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego Now with a telephone press conference, Climate Nexus seer Michael Oppenheimer says he knows “what global warming looks like”, and it apparently is a hazy yellow-orange.“It looks like heat, it looks like fires,...
  • Hand's Free Porn

    06/30/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Kenika · 35 replies
    Martinez Report ^ | 29 Jun 12 | Melvin Martinez
    How GOOGLE Glasses Could Revolutionize the Porn Industry Written by Melvin Martinez on June 29, 2012 The new ‘Google Glasses’ could be great for point-of-view porn, and Pink Visual thinks so as well. According to a spokesman: ‘Obviously, a device that allows you to shoot high quality video in a truly hands-free fashion will make shooting POV porn that much easier. ‘To really know their full potential, we’ll need to get a pair to play around with, but we’re already dreaming up ways to use the glasses to get shots (sex-related and otherwise) that just aren’t feasible using a traditional...
  • Pres. Obama’s Tax on Practicing Your Religion

    06/30/2012 9:08:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | 6/30/12 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate could survive as a tax. The penalties imposes are viewed, in the decision, as taxes. But through the edict of non-elected HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Pres. Obama would force religious institutions against conscience to pay for some services… or face penalties (i.e. taxes). Question: Isn’t it now the case that if the Obama Administration punishes St. Ipsidipsy Catholic Hospital in Black Duck for refusing to provide employees their abortifacient pills, then the Federal Government is taxing the exercise of religion? Thus, the First Gay President is another step closer to another deeply...
  • Insurance Exchanges Won't Work

    06/30/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    In the aftermath of the Obamacare ruling, the proponents of Obamacare are touting “Insurance Exchanges” as one of the cost drivers to save people money. As a person who was on the board of an exchange, and has traded markets for twenty five years, I think I know a little bit about exchanges-or at least enough to analyze the government run exchanges for health insurance. There is a lot wrong with the Obamacare bill. But one of the unique parts of the bill was the creation of exchanges for health insurance. However, these aren’t exchanges like you might be imagining....
  • Gabriel Medina: Surfing? or Acrobatics?

    06/30/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 8 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    Amazing video of Gabriel Medina surfing Pipeline. Just turned 18, has been on the pro circut for only a couple months and he has already won a couple of tournaments (even beating Kelly Slater in SF). Don't let the bikini clad girls distract you from a look at one of the next great stars of surfing. Medina is amazing.
  • Christie calls legislature back for special session to address tax relief

    06/30/2012 9:02:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | By Jenna Portnoy/Statehouse Bureau
    TRENTON — In a dramatic use of the powers afforded the office, Gov. Chris Christie announced this morning he will force the Legislature into special session at 11 a.m. Monday to give a speech on tax relief. “Continue to move forward by letting people, and not government, enjoy more of the earnings produced by their own labor, or take a step back to repeat the days where taxes are the answer to each and every challenge,” he said in the one-page letter.
  • One Day This Woman Will be a Saint

    06/30/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/29/12 | Paul Williams
    Two weeks ago a young Italian mother gave up her life for her unborn child in a stunning act of saintliness, says Paul WilliamsChiara Petrillo was a 28-year-old Italian mother who apparently refused life-saving cancer treatment that would have damaged or destroyed her baby. Her baby, Francesco, was born perfectly well. Chiara died. Chiara’s funeral took place a few days ago in Rome. But Francesco was not her first baby. Her first, Maria, was found in the womb to be terribly disabled. Chiara and her husband Enrico refused repeated advice to abort Maria. The baby lived for 30 minutes, and...
  • Proposed Screenplay: Armageddon II - Saving America.

    06/30/2012 8:59:32 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 9 replies
    6/30/12 | dagogo edux
    In this sequel to Armageddon, an all new cast takes on another threat to mankind, specifically to the American people. Set in current times, an asteroid again threatens to hit Earth. But, unlike the original movie, this time the heavenly destroyer is much smaller, and it's headed for Washington, D.C. Scientists determine that it will not break up, but will hit intact right in the space between the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court, and a mere stone’s throw from The Federal Reserve and other key centers of power. It is estimated that the impact will obliterate everything...
  • Knox v. SEIU: A Victory for Worker Freedom

    06/30/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    In the immediate aftermath of its unfortunate Thursday ruling on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law, it’s easy to forget that the Supreme Court gets things right from time to time. A decision one week earlier, on June 21, was such an occasion. And at least part of the nation’s work force is a little freer for it. The case was Knox et al. v. SEIU Local 1000. The High Court, true to precedent, put the nation’s public-sector unions on notice: Fee-paying nonmember workers under contract can’t be forced to subsidize political causes they don’t like. Ruling 7-2...
  • 49ers Head Coach Describes Joy of Peru Mission Work

    06/30/2012 8:56:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/26/12 | Kate Veik and Marianne Medlin
    Piura, Peru, Jun 26, 2012 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told CNA that impromptu lessons with the kids during a recent eight-day trip to the town brought him joy. Harbaugh was one of several U.S. volunteers who traveled in June to Piura – a small town nearly 600 miles north of Lima – to help the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish with its daily ministries to the poor....
  • Gallup: Public split evenly on Court’s ObamaCare decision, 46/46

    There are actually two polls out tonight on this, but being a dirty, dirty eeyore, I had to lead with the pessimistic one. As a prelude to the data, here’s Wesley Smith writing yesterday at The Corner: "I think there is a lot of whistling past the graveyard going on among conservatives who think that Obamacare is really in the political crosshairs now, and indeed, could lead to the defeat of the president’s reelection effort. I worry that the opposite is true. Sure, opponents who care a lot about the constitutionality and policy propriety of the ACA are very upset...
  • Stunning Rise in Anti-Euro Sentiment in Italy

    06/30/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The rise of the Five Star Movement in Italy is the number one happening in Europe right now and mainstream media has not even begun to cover it in any depth. The movement is led by an Italian comedian, Beppe Grillo. Main Rules for the Five Star Movement Not be an elected politician prior to 5 Stelle Commit to stay in charge for no longer than 2 termsCommit to take a minimum salary and give the rest back to the communityPost a public platform on the internet Be willing to hold a public debate on the platform Beppe Grillo's personal...
  • Dominion Electric Outage Map

    06/30/2012 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    STORM UPDATE 6/30: A line of severe storms packing winds of up to 80 mph has caused extensive damage and widespread power outages in Virginia. Dominion Virginia Power crews are assessing damages and restoring power where safe to do so. We appreciate your patience during this restoration process. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
  • Roberts Opinions Sets Up a Scary Slippery Slope

    06/30/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 33 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/30/2012 | Rob Binsrick
    Since the news that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the majority in ruling that the Obamacare individual mandate is constitutional, there has been tremendous debate and analysis about the opinion that he offered. Liberals predictability praised the ruling and gloated that they knew it was constitutional all along - even though most of them never admitted or even implied that the mandate was tantamount to a tax (which is what Roberts determined). Conservatives praised other parts of the opinion which basically limited significantly the use of the commerce clause in any future legislation, and it also helps them promote...
  • ObamaCare Survives - Electing Romney Just Became Imperative

    06/30/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 146 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The Supreme Court did not save us from ourselves, at least not entirely. That is still up to us, the people. When the American people elected Barack Obama and large Democrat majorities, the die was cast. ObamaCare was coming. Popular or not, constitutional or not, affordable or not, it didn't matter. They were going to pass it, and then the rest of us could find out what they put in it. After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats -- and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was -- a majority...
  • The Biggest Scandal in U.S. History

    06/30/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT · by Sharkfish · 37 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, "fast and furious," how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date. The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on "American Idol." Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. Democrats will...
  • Army Preps Sky Blimp

    06/30/2012 8:28:51 AM PDT · by docbnj · 22 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 29 Jun 2012 | Nathan Hodge
    The U.S. military is preparing for the maiden flight of a football-field-size airship laden with surveillance gear designed to do the work of a dozen drones—and destined for Afghanistan. The experimental craft, known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, is designed to loiter over combat zones for weeks at a time, outfitted with high-tech sensors that can intercept phone calls, shoot full-motion video or track the movement of insurgents. [Full article available only to subscribers.]
  • Free Speech, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street

    06/30/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT · by Sark · 1 replies
    Protests in free speech-permissive societies are peculiar creatures. Consider this: Every year, the March for Life draws between a quarter and a half million Americans to Washington D.C. to protest the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling on abortion. That’s a massive protest, especially for a nation as physically large as the United States, with such a far-flung population. So, how many stories did you see in the news about the giant protest? Dozens? A few? …Even one? Chances are, you probably saw one or two stories about it, maybe a brief mention and a ten second clip of...
  • Even If It Survives the Court, the Health Care Law Is Doomed

    06/30/2012 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Pollster1 · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 30, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Media coverage now implies that the U.S. Supreme Court will determine the fate of President Obama's health care law. But nothing the court decides will keep the law alive for more than a brief period of time. There are three ways the health care law could meet its end. The first, obviously, is the Supreme Court could declare some or all of it unconstitutional in June. If it gets past that hurdle, the law also could be ended by Election 2012. If a Republican president is elected, the GOP will almost certainly also win control of the Senate and retain...
  • After Rio – what next? ( The Climate Alarmists wonder...)

    06/30/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 28, 2012 | Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm
    It’s time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine developmentGuest post by Dr. Kelvin KemmThe Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place.There is a good side and a bad side. The good side is that general world environmental awareness has been enhanced. That...
  • (Not) Howie Carr list for the week of June 30-July 8, 2012

    06/30/2012 8:23:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 6/30/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr ping list for the week. Howie is on vacation from the show for all of this upcoming week. If he does any columns I'll reproduce them here. (Not sure who will fill in on show--Avi Nelson? Garret Quinn? Jeff Kuhner? Joe Battenfeld? Col. Hunt? Michele McPhee?) In the meantime below is a Globe article re-produced by the Tisei campaign: a second Eremian brother has stepped forward in the John Tierney/Patrice Tierney situation.
  • For the power to tax is the power to destroy

    06/30/2012 8:22:06 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In his Encyclical Letter Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II warned us that, "....totalitarianism arises out of a denial of truth in the objective sense. If there is no transcendent truth, in obedience to which man achieves his full identity, then there is no sure principle for guaranteeing just relations between people. Their self-interest as a class, group or nation would inevitably set them in opposition to one another. If one does not acknowledge transcendent truth, then the force of power takes over, and each person tends to make full use of the means at his disposal in order to...
  • John Yoo: Chief Justice Roberts and His Apologists

    06/30/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 28 replies
    http://online.wsj.com/ ^ | June 29, 2012 | John Yoo
    Some conservatives see a silver lining in the ObamaCare ruling. But it's exactly the big-government disaster it appears to be. Justice Roberts's opinion declared that the Constitution's Commerce Clause does not authorize Congress to regulate inactivity, which would have given the federal government a blank check to regulate any and all private conduct. The court also decided that Congress unconstitutionally coerced the states by threatening to cut off all Medicaid funds if they did not expand this program as far as President Obama wants. All this is a hollow hope. The outer limit on the Commerce Clause in Sebelius does...
  • Big Government Cripples Incentives to Save, Promotes Risky Culture of Immediate Gratification

    06/30/2012 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    America’s political elite is nauseating for many reasons, but perhaps most of all when they blame others for problems that are caused by misguided government policies. A stark example is the way they attacked the Facebook billionaire who moved to Singapore because of punitive taxation and class-warfare policy.Today, let’s look at an example that affects almost everybody rather than just a handful of rich people. Many people in Washington sanctimoniously say that American households and businesses are too focused on the short term and that we don’t save enough.But as I explain in this CBNC interview, tax and spending policies...
  • Rangel’s rival files suit over ballot count as vote margin narrows

    06/30/2012 8:18:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) primary rival on Friday filed a legal challenge to the ballot-counting process as the 82-year old lawmaker's margin of victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary narrowed. Rangel seemingly won Tuesday's competitive primary against state Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat. The former House Ways and Means Committee chairman declared victory and Espaillat conceded defeat. But since then, as ballots have continued to be counted, Rangel's reported margin of vicotroy has shrunk from 6 points on Tuesday, when reports gave him a 46 percent to 38 edge with 82 percent of precincts reporting, to 2.6 percent, media reports said.
  • Americans Issue Split Decision on Healthcare Ruling [46-46]

    06/30/2012 8:14:05 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 14 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans are sharply divided over Thursday's Supreme Court decision on the 2010 healthcare law, with 46% agreeing and 46% disagreeing with the high court's ruling that the law is constitutional. Democrats widely hail the ruling, most Republicans pan it, and independents are closely divided. ***** When asked what they want Congress to do now that the high court has upheld the 2010 law, 31% say they would repeal the law entirely and 21% would keep the law in place but repeal parts of it. A quarter of Americans swing in the other direction, saying they would like...
  • Rodney King funeral set for Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery

    06/30/2012 8:07:11 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 17 replies
    89.3 KPPC ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Steven Cuevas
    A public memorial for Rodney King will be held Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. King died two weeks ago of what police believe was an accidental drowning at his home in Rialto. King’s family, friends and a host of civil rights leaders and celebrities are expected to attend the service, which is being held in an auditorium on the grounds of Forest Lawn. The King family set up a bank fund to help pay for the funeral, which could exceed $20,000. “Rodney King’s three daughters will be there, also his mom Odessa, his sister Ratasha, and...
  • Here are 48 things Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed

    06/30/2012 8:03:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed1) Carried out military interventionism In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval. 2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would...
  • More Than 1.5 Million Without Power; 4 Killed

    06/30/2012 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    A fast-moving line of dangerous storms knocked out power to more than 1.5 million customers in the D.C. area Friday night. A day of record-shattering heat ended with severe thunderstorms that rushed through the metro area with strong winds and an impressive lightning display. The storms produced hurricane-force winds in excess of 80 mph. Gusts of 82 mph were reported in the Reston area. On Saturday morning, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management confirmed that four people had died due to the storm in the Commonwealth. The National Weather Service reported a tree fell on a car in the area...
  • Why the Individual Mandate is still constitutional

    06/30/2012 7:57:31 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 29, 2012 | Jamie Dupree
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Obama health law on Thursday, I have received a number of messages from listeners and readers arguing that because the Justices found the individual mandate was a tax, it was unconstitutional, as that plan didn't start in the House. "Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution states that 'All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House,'" is what the Constitution says, these readers argue. They go on to say that since the mandate was added in the Senate, and not in the House, the entire plan should have been found unconstitutional....
  • Mysterious bubbles in Bayou Corne (Louisiana)

    06/30/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 50 replies
    wafb ^ | 06/28/12 | Kiran Chawla
    ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Mysterious bubbles are rising up out of an Assumption Parish bayou. Officials are trying to figure what's causing them. Take a ride down Bayou Corne, and there are bubbles of all sizes along the waterway. "We have reported on May 30th a pipeline leak, which started us coming out and investigating a bubbling in Bayou Corne," said Assumption Parish Homeland Security Director John Boudreaux. Since then though, pipeline officials have not ruled that out just yet, but said it's unlikely. So now, investigators are going through the process of elimination. By coincidence, since the bubbling...
  • The Supreme Importance of the Court's Message

    06/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    "I feel like Justice Roberts cheated on me," said a friend, half in jest, half expressing honest disappointment. Having once emceed a "Women for Roberts" press conference for C-SPAN back in the day, I heard a lot of similar sentiments in the wake of his penning the majority opinion for the Supreme Court decision that "upheld Obamacare," as many have put it. But the whole of the president's health care legislation wasn't actually the question before the Court. I was not alone Thursday morning, thinking about the man who appointed the chief justice, former President George W. Bush. Reading the...
  • Russian Bear Growls

    06/30/2012 7:51:07 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 30th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    In the last couple of weeks in a little reported incident Russian bombers held an exercise in the Arctic region near Alaska. Operating from forward bases in Siberia the Russian Bomber flew simulated nuclear strikes against strategic and air dense targets in the Last Frontier state. The Russian exercise began while both Presidents Putin and Obama were barely tolerating each other’s presence during the G-20 summit in Mexico. Nothing new Russian strategic forces have been performing strike exercises in the arctic region since the cold war but the timing and scale aircraft of aircraft this year is sending a message....
  • Al Sharpton To Deliver Eulogy At Rodney King’s Funeral

    06/30/2012 7:50:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CBS) ^ | June 30, 2012 7:40 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders are expected to attend Rodney King’s funeral on Saturday afternoon. The service at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., family spokeswoman Kali Bowyer said. The Reverend will deliver the eulogy at the cemetery where King will be laid to rest. The 47-year-old, who was found unresponsive at the bottom of his pool in Rialto, died June 17. King’s death is being treated as an accidental drowning but authorities say they are awaiting autopsy results to determine...
  • Michele Bachmann: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You We Need 60 Votes to Repeal...We Don't'

    06/30/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'It's like a knife was stuck into us and twisted' Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said last night on The Factor that the good guys only need 51 Senate votes to repeal ObamaCare, provided we've got a GOP president: _________________________________________________________________________  'People are angry. They’re shocked.  What Americans must realize is there’s one option left, it's a powerful option- the ballot box in November. I think more than ever Democrats and independents are going to be looking at Mitt Romney for president. Because it’s a very clear contrast. It’s Barack Obama and you keep ObamaCare or it’s Mitt Romney and you repeal it… ...
  • About those Jews..

    06/30/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    So it works out that Iran's vice president really hates Jews. In fact, he hates Jews so much that even The New York Times reported it. On Tuesday, the Times published an account of Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi's speech before a UN forum on fighting drug addiction in Tehran. Rahimi claimed that Jews control the illegal drug trade. We sell drugs, he said, in order to fulfill what he said is a Talmudic writ to "destroy everyone who opposes the Jews." He said that our conspiracy is obvious since, he claimed, there are no Jewish drug addicts. He went...
  • President Obama Florida eligibility lawsuit continues

    06/30/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT · by circumbendibus · 54 replies
    The Washigton Times ^ | 06/29/2012 | staff reporter
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 – A third hearing in a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s eligibility to appear on the Florida ballot is being held this morning, Friday June 29 in Tallahassee. The hearing comes on the last day of a critical week for the Obama Administration, which included yesterday's Supreme Court health care ruling and a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. President Obama through his attorneys filed a motion to strike the amended complaint, and the plaintiff, a Florida voter represented by Attorney Larry Klayman, has filed an...
  • Official: Battalion commander dead in Fort Bragg shooting

    06/30/2012 7:39:17 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 54 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/30/2012 | MSNBC
    Updated at 7:38 p.m. ET: A soldier is dead and two others injured following a shooting Thursday afternoon at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, according to a statement released by the post. A senior U.S. defense official told NBC News that the deceased victim was a battalion commander.
  • Milan’s Shadowy Good Samaritan

    06/30/2012 7:33:35 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Mystery man helps the poor, paying off debts and rent arrears. “I’ve worked in major banks and I know hundreds of bankers could do the same thing” The man who brings hope has just found a home for someone who is unemployed and has been living in an old car for two years. He turned up in Milan’s Stadera district and knocked on the closed car door. Sleeping inside was Gaspare Tumminello, his unkempt beard and missing teeth eloquent of uninvited despair. Until he was 46, Gaspare ran a bar and made his own way in the world. Then came...
  • John Roberts loses it

    06/30/2012 7:30:52 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 52 replies
    6/30/2012 | dirtboy
    In his majority decision, Chief Justice John Roberts hewed to the concept of judicial restraint, a favored approach of "progressive" pioneer Oliver Wendell Holmes. From Wiki:Judicial restraint is a theory of judicial interpretation that encourages judges to limit the exercise of their own power. It asserts that judges should hesitate to strike down laws unless they are obviously unconstitutional,[1] though what counts as obviously unconstitutional is itself a matter of some debate.[2] Judicial restraint is sometimes regarded as the opposite of judicial activism. In deciding questions of constitutional law, judicially-restrained jurists go to great lengths to defer to the legislature....
  • Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt

    06/30/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jun 29, 2012
    Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Modified: Jun 29, 2012 08:50PM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won’t be prosecuted for contempt of Congress. The House voted Thursday afternoon to find Holder in criminal and civil contempt for refusing to turn over the documents. President Barack Obama invoked his executive privilege authority and ordered Holder not to turn over materials about executive branch deliberations and internal recommendations. In...
  • Hollywood Capitalists (Saturbray)

    06/30/2012 7:27:16 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/30/12 | bray
    ‘These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’ Matt 20:12 If Hollywood was so eager to be communist why do so many of them need to be filthy rich? Shouldn’t Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin insist that they make no more than what a cameraman makes? It’s easy to be a commie lib when you have more money than you could ever spend in 10 lifetimes, it’s a lot harder if you are wondering...
  • THE PATH TO 50

    06/30/2012 7:26:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | June 29, 2012 | by BEN SHAPIRO
    With Chief Justice John Roberts’ unthinkable decision to uphold Obamacare yesterday, all focus now shifts to repeal for conservatives. In order to repeal Obamacare, two things must happen: Republicans must retake the White House, and they must retake the Senate. Contrary to popular opinion, Republicans don’t need a 60-vote majority to ram through an Obamacare repeal – as Ken Klukowski pointed out yesterday, “The only way to stop Obamacare now is with a one-page repeal bill that must be passed by the House and Senate. Because it would reduce the deficit you can pass it with 51 votes as a...
  • Pastor whose congregation dwindled after gay-marriage vote to close St. Paul church

    06/30/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-30-12 | Frederick Melo
    Grace Community United Church of Christ will close its doors this weekend, but the pastor who says his decision to publicly support gay-marriage rights unwittingly thrust it on a path toward financial ruin plans to find a new home for his small congregation. He has faith that his flock will follow. The Rev. Oliver White, 69, had hoped fundraising would keep the predominantly African-American church on St. Paul's East Side open after a Seattle investor demanded full payment on a high-interest loan. But after a well-publicized Internet campaign raised only about $56,000 of the $200,000 the church needs to pay...