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  • Report: Robert Byrd sought FBI/CIA docs to target civil rights leaders

    08/04/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    ABC News, in a rather surprising bit of actual investigative journalism, is covering some newly released documents from our intelligence agencies dating back to the 1960s. In response to an Associated Press FOIA request, the FBI has provided records of some very interesting and potentially highly embarrassing exchanges between a young Senator Robert Byrd, who sought secret documents regarding unnamed civil rights leaders of the time. His actions also managed to spark something of an internal war between two agencies over their inability to keep secret documents under control. U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the...
  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)

    08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/03/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctionsBy GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 18 hours ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85....
  • 401(k) Plan of Attack by Ann Barnhardt (stop contributing, cash-out NOW)

    08/04/2012 9:45:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | August 3, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    STOP MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS if you haven't already.Liquidate it. Pay the "penalty". Would you rather pay a penalty or have it all stolen? Or possibly replaced with a "government savings account" comprised of Treasury paper which will probably default or be confiscated long before you are ever allowed to "tap it", and will NOT be able to be passed to your heirs should you croak, but will instead be resorbed back into the collective? Oh, and don't bother whining to me about the "tax consequences". Paying income taxes to this satanic baby-killing Christ-hating government is now, absolutely MORTAL SIN. Why,...
  • Could we build Mt. Rushmore today?

    08/04/2012 9:44:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    This was a question that I put out to a number of my friends and contacts last week, on Twitter and across a couple of e-mail lists. Imagine for a moment that Mt. Rushmore had never been built and the mountain still stood today as a natural rock outcrop. Could we come together as a nation and build such a monument in 2012? There are a number of questions to be wrestled to the ground on this one. Who would pay for it and how? Who would oppose it and why? And – perhaps most contentious of all – which...
  • India joins China in announcing space plans; Mars mission will launch in 2013

    08/04/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 19 replies
    India and China are preparing for two major space missions that could make the world’s two most populated countries major powers in the arena of space exploration. The world’s largest democracy provided its approval of a mission to the red planet next year, voting in favor of a mission to Mars in October or November 2013. Four years after successfully launching a moon probe, India announced its plan to embark on another ambitious space effort by sending an orbiter to Mars in November 2013. India will be the sixth space power to undertake such an effort after the US, Russia,...
  • Staycation: Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

    08/04/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 4, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin (kuh-TAHK'-tin) Mountains. Obama got some early birthday wishes on Thursday during a campaign rally in Florida, where supporters sang "Happy Birthday" to the president.
  • Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive

    08/04/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT · by GregNH · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/2012 | Joseph Tanfani
    Latest News | Battleground States | Fundraising | Super PAC Spending | Political Cartoons | Opinion Political committee keeps Obama birth certificate theory alive print Comments 0 By Joseph Tanfani August 4, 2012, 6:00 a.m. WASHINGTON -- Still convinced President Obama wasn’t born in the United States? A brand-new political committee will be happy to accept your donations to keep the theory alive. The Conservative Majority Fund, set up a month ago by a political consultant, is sponsoring television ads that recycle some discredited conspiracy theories regarding Obama’s identity -- including suggestions that he’s using a phony Social Security number...
  • Reid Again Prevents Vote on Obamacare Repeal (gridlock)

    08/04/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/03/12
    Reid Again Prevents Vote on Obamacare RepealFriday, 03 Aug 2012 12:30 PM By Newsmax Wires Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yet again stymied a Republican attempt to vote on repealing the healthcare reform law Thursday evening. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed that the Senate vote on repeal of Obamacare soon after it returns from vacation in September, The Hill reports. “Let’s have a vote,” McConnell said on the floor. “Is Obamacare making things better or worse? Let’s show the American people what they want. It’s a vote they deserve.”
  • China Buys U.S. Businesses at Record Pace; Plus Unemployment to 8.3%

    08/04/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    CNN Money reports Chinese buying of U.S. business at record pace Chinese direct investment in the United States could hit a record high in 2012, according to a new research report released Wednesday. Total Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. is on pace to reach at least $8 billion this year, according to the report from research firm Rhodium Group. That would top the previous record of $5.7 billion reached in 2010, said Thilo Hanemann, research director with Rhodium Group, which tracks all acquisitions and investments in manufacturing facilities, warehouses, labs and offices by foreign companies in the United...
  • Obama hits the links to celebrate 51st birthday

    08/04/2012 9:19:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/04/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Obama hits the links to celebrate 51st birthdayBy Meghashyam Mali - 08/04/12 10:15 AM ET President Obama marked his 51st birthday with a golf outing in Washington, D.C. A poll report said Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force base this morning for a round. According to CBS News reporter Mark Knoller, Obama's visit to the links is his 104th round since taking office. Obama's last round was last weekend when he golfed and played basketball, with first lady Michelle Obama away to attend the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics. Republican critics of the president have repeatedly targeted his love...
  • Senators want to spend tax dollars to control the weather

    08/04/2012 9:16:32 AM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 25 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Published: 11:38 PM 08/03/2012 | Michael Bastasch
    If Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall have their way, rain will go away come again some other day of their choosing. Both Hutchison and Udall have introduced unsuccessful bills in the past that would have created national boards to oversee and fund research into weather modification. That is, artificially changing or controlling the weather. “I … am very supportive of and concerned about weather prediction and modification,” Hutchison said at an appropriations hearing in 2011. “And I think we need to know more basic science, and we also need to — to use...
  • House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees

    08/04/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT · by GregNH · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Update:The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate. But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation...
  • Obama Authorizes Secret US Support for Syrian Rebels

    08/04/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 02 Aug 2012 11:39 AM
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said. Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad. This and other developments signal a shift toward growing, albeit still circumscribed, support for Assad's armed opponents - a shift that intensified following last month's failure of the U.N. Security Council to agree on tougher sanctions against the Damascus government....
  • Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat

    08/04/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 8/3/2012 | Douglass MacKinnnon
    The social experiment that was Barack Obama's election and presidency is over. Way over. As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012. Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it's...
  • The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist

    08/04/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Demetrius Minor
    With the presidential election less than four months away, it's imperative that voters in November find the process as fair and accessible as possible. Several states have decided to enact the requirement of possessing a photo ID to help prevent the occurrence of voter fraud. Predictably, many on the Left are vocalizing their opposition to these measures, claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage. This debate was accelerated to a higher level when Emily Schultheis of Politico opined that young voters and minorities will be grossly...
  • Obama brings back Biden pitch, suggests tax-paying ‘patriotic’

    08/04/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 13 replies ^ | 8/4/2012 |
    President Obama suggested it’s “patriotic” for well-off Americans to pay more in taxes, bringing back an argument then-Sen. Joe Biden first made before the 2008 election.
  • Islamist Egyptian Lawyer Al-Zayat: A Malaysian Muslim Is Better than a Christian Egyptian

    08/04/2012 9:03:51 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7-28-12 | Al-Nahar TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Salafi lawyer Muntassir Al-Zayat, which aired on Al-Nahar TV on July 28, 2012. Interviewer: Do you agree that a Malaysian Muslim is better than an Egyptian Christian – or, at least, closer [to you]? Muntassir Al-Zayat: With regard to relations – yes, of course I agree. Interviewer: You do? Muntassir Al-Zayat: Yes, of course. Brotherly relations in Islam are universal. Interviewer: But what about your common citizenship? Muntassir Al-Zayat: There is no contradiction. [...]
  • The Tampa Tribune has ceased reporting on fatal accidents and criminal activity. What's going on?

    08/04/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 21 replies
    Over the past week I have noticed a startling and complete absence of reporting in The Tampa Tribune on any local automobile accidents, criminal activity, thefts, break-ins, prostitution, etc. In short, any unlawful and illegal activity which historically has been a large percentage of the reporting at The Tampa Tribune suddenly has been stricken from the paper. I know for a fact of one incident involving the Tampa shooting death of a man by his son, which occurred earlier this week, because I work with a man who lives next door to the house in which the murder took place....
  • Al-Azhar Cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam: Suicide Bombings Are a Religious Duty

    08/04/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7-12--12 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from a program featuring Egyptian cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam, a member of the Fatwa Committee of Al-Azhar, which aired on Al Aqsa TV on July 12, 2012. I say to people who object to martyrdom operations that martyrdom operations are among the deeds most pleasing to Allah. They constitute a religious duty in this day and age, in order to strike at the Zionist enemy. [...]
  • Chick-fil-A, Gay Marriage, and Your Grandchildren

    08/04/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 69 replies ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Chris Ladd
    It’s hard to read about...Civil Rights... without playing a game of ‘what would I have done?’ ... This spring when Obama described his “evolution”... I felt like I could relate... When... people rise up and demonstrate their commitment to their rights... how do you say no to them in good conscience? ... one is inevitably reminded of the Civil Rights Movement. The pattern of non-violent resistance adopted by Martin Luther King had a complex beauty, operating at one time on so many levels... The Civil Rights Movement placed the burden of black suffering squarely on the plates of people all...
  • Khartoum Friday Sermon: The Planet Is Being Torn Apart and the Jews Are Behind It

    08/04/2012 8:57:29 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7=13=12 | Sudan TV
    Following are excerpts from a Khartoum Friday sermon, which aired on Sudan TV on July 13, 2012. Preacher: The worst thing is when societies are torn apart. We can all see on TV how the planet is being torn apart. The Jews are behind that. "Each time they kindle the fire of war, Allah extinguishes it." [...] Read what is happening in the US and the West. The most overcrowded hospitals are the psychiatric and the neurological hospitals, because they do not believe in Judgment day. They believe in worldly matters. But then the stock plummeted, and so did real...
  • Senator Takes 5th

    08/04/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    In an effort to rebuff demands that he cite his source for making the claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in ten years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) says he is invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. “We all know that Mr. Romney’s request that I name my source is a trap,” Reid complained. “Unauthorized disclosure of a person’s filings with the IRS is a felony. I’m not going to further blacken the name of my extremely credible source just to assuage someone’s out-dated notions of integrity.” Speculation is that Reid’s “extremely credible” unnamed...
  • Truman grandson visits Hiroshima A-bomb memorial

    08/04/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 4, 2012 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) -- A grandson of ex-U.S. President Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, is in Hiroshima to attend a memorial service for the victims. Clifton Truman Daniel visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Saturday and laid a wreath for the 140,000 people killed by the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing authorized by his grandfather.
  • Vast international child-porn network uncovered

    08/04/2012 8:43:53 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Saturday, August 4, 2012 | DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer
    BOSTON (AP) — The men came from different walks of life on two continents: a children's puppeteer in Florida, a hotel manager in Massachusetts, an emergency medical technician in Kansas, a day care worker in the Netherlands. In all, 43 men have been arrested over the past two years in a horrific, far-flung child porn network that unraveled like a sweater with a single loose thread. Investigators made one arrest after another of men accused of sexually abusing children, exchanging explicit photos of the attacks and even chatting online about abducting, cooking and eating youngsters. "This isn't just a child...
  • The S&P 500 (Right Before QE3?)

    08/04/2012 8:41:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Several years ago, we discovered that on average, the rate of change in the growth rate of stock prices is often directly proportionate to the rate of change in the growth rate of their underlying dividends per share that is expected at identifiable points of time in the future. Using the math we worked out from that discovery, we found that we could often accurately forecast where stock prices would be. We say "often" because the stock market can be a very noisy place from time to time. We've observed stock prices diverge from where their expected future dividends per...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Amtrak Releases Ads Targeted For Gay Couples

    08/04/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    CBS DC ^ | August. 4, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Taxpayer-funded Amtrak has released a new ad campaign targeted for gay and lesbian couples. The “Ride With Pride” program encourages couples to go to gay-friendly destinations, like Martha’s Vineyard, on its website. “This island paradise is the perfect destination for a gay or lesbian couple looking for a tranquil getaway,” the site states. The program also lets children ride for half-off, whether they are with gay or straight couples. Amtrak calls the diversity program a priority.
  • The Obama Olympics

    08/04/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT · by tje · 8 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | July 31, 2012 | Michael Berry
    Local talk show host down here in Houston that's reaching a wider audience.. I found this funny and thought some here might enjoy it.
  • I don’t believe ‘em (jobs numbers)

    08/04/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT · by lasereye · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2012 | John Crudele
    I’ve long believed the Labor Department’s monthly employment statistics are horribly inaccurate. So bad, in fact, that they are hardly worth compiling. But I never thought the numbers were fudged — until now. The government reported yesterday that 163,000 jobs were created in July and that the unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 8.3 percent. While Wall Street’s first reaction to the job report was very positive, that’ll change in the weeks ahead. Why? Because the strength of the report probably eliminated any chance that Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve would begin a new money- printing operation, known as...
  • St. Louis area mom killed herself, 2 kids, police say

    08/04/2012 8:19:22 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/3/2012 | Fox News
    GLENDALE, Mo. – A suburban St. Louis woman with a history of depression bought a gun two days before she killed her two children and herself while her husband was in another part of the house, authorities said Friday. Mitchell Murch II called police Monday to report that he heard shots. Police who responded found 42-year-old Catherine Murch in the kitchen, 10-year-old Mitchell Murch III elsewhere on the first floor and 8-year-old Mary Claire Murch on the second floor of the house the well-to-do suburb of Glendale. Police questioned Mitchell Murch II but said they believed the case was a...
  • Romney: Chick-fil-a controversy not part of my campaign

    08/04/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 212 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 3, 2012 | charliespiering
    Watch the short clip here.
  • Why does this White House Support our Enemies?

    08/04/2012 8:16:06 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 4th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    President Barack Obama has issued an order directing various American government agencies, including the CIA, to provide unspecified support to the Syrian Rebels to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad. On the surface it appears that the CIA is providing intelligence to the Free Syrian Army to aid the rebels in their fight, however the scope of this directive is unclear. The State Department, most likely acting on orders, has committed $64 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people and another $25 million in non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. Spin According to the UK Guardian US and Europeans...
  • Moving Forward Doesn’t Mean Funding Planned Parenthood for President Obama’s Daughters

    08/04/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Staff
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Catherine Glenn Foster, Litigation Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. It seems that every day the effects of the culture of death on our society are more and more obvious, and more and more gruesome. Just take the continued funding of Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars. This ongoing controversy was highlighted recently when President Barack Obama declared yet again that he wants to continue pumping our hard-earned money into Planned Parenthood. Why? So it will still be around to perform abortions for daughters if they want one. He drew a contrast with...
  • How Democrats Say "Crony Corruption" in Spanish: Abengoa

    08/04/2012 8:09:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni
    town hall ^ | 8-4-12 | Marita Noon
    This chapter looks at the Spanish company Abengoa that received more than $2.8 billion in loans and grants—making them the second largest recipient of the $16 billion doled out through the DOE 1705 loan guarantee program. From the introduction of this serialized book, the thumbnail says: Abengoa has two solar projects: Solana and Mojave Solar. Solana’s Fitch rating is BB+. Just before Christmas, 2010, the company received $1.45 billion from the DOE for a solar thermal plant, to use parabolic trough technology in Gila Bend, AZ. Mojave Solar’s rating was BB. Yet the company received $1.2 billion in September 2011...
  • Communism vs Chick-fil-A

    08/04/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT · by bray · 14 replies ^ | 8/4/12 | bray
    “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his WORK. John 4:34 The Chick-fil-A attacks once again exposed how tolerant those commie libs are of everyone except those who dare to disagree with their world view. Here we have an owner who simply said what 80% of people think about homosexual marriage and the entire liberal establishment has a collectivist bash-a-thon. We all know it really wasn’t so much as what he said as it was the fact that he is a Christian and all Christians are racist, sexist, homophobes. We...
  • Actions Taken by ELCA Leadership at Synod Assemblies

    08/04/2012 7:59:13 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/2/12 | Dan Skogen
    The ELCA online publication (likely the print magazine also) The Lutheran published another article highlighting some of the actions taken by ELCA synods this year at their synod assemblies. (see Exposing the ELCA’s blog containing The Lutheran’s first report here) Below are the most troubling, pertinent, non-Biblical, disappointing and liberal actions taken by the ELCA’s leadership from my point of view: The Grand Canyon Synod, - “Concluded that the Arizona SB 1070 Immigration Law is inconsistent with collective Christian beliefs and is harmful to the needs of Arizona, exhorting members to advocate for immigration reform that is ‘comprehensive, fair, humane,...
  • The Chick-fil-A Phenomenon

    08/04/2012 7:53:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/4/2012 | John C. Greene
    Like Dan Cathy and millions of others, I have deeply held moral and religious convictions. And I am tired of being bullied, insulted, and lied about because I am unwilling to abandon the traditional definition of heterosexual marriage. They call us bigots, which is defined as "a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own." By that definition, Mayors Menino and Emanuel and their ilk are bigots, aren't they? But I am not a bigot. I try to be careful not to judge people by any other standard than the content of their character. I don't...
  • What's in your vault? Uncle Sam audits its stash of gold at the New York Fed

    08/04/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 02, 2012 | Andrew Tangel
    The federal government has quietly been completing an audit of U.S. gold stored at the New York Fed. The effort included drilling small holes in the bars to test their purity. The Treasury Department has refused to disclose what the audit has revealed so far, saying the results will be announced by year's end. But as one former top Fed official said recently, the testing may finally prove that "Goldfinger didn't sneak in at night" and take the gold. "The calls for audits are saying, 'We don't trust the government for the last 200 years,'" said Ted Truman, a former...
  • 'I just can't help wanting these hot young boys': Teacher escapes prison

    08/04/2012 7:47:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 3, 2012 | Hugo Gye
    An elementary school teacher who admitted having sexual relations with students has escaped prison after prosecutors declined to bring charges against her. Kristle Vandever, 44, resigned two years ago after the allegations first emerged - but she has only just had her teaching licence revoked.
  • My Black Dad and Chick-fil-A

    08/04/2012 7:41:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    american thinker ^ | 8/3 | lloyd marcus
    I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84-year-old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. He said no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, "All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays." Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, "Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!" I went on to explain to...
  • Beat GSA!

    08/04/2012 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    If America had a “Spend Like a Drunken Sailor Award,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus would win hands-down, for blowing $12 million on biofuel for Navy ships. Even as the armed services face drastic budget cuts under “automatic sequestration” and other proposed reductions, further undermining our national security, Mabus and President Obama clearly believe “it’s only taxpayer money.”“Beat GSA” may have to replace Navy’s “Beat Army” football battle cry.In fairness, Secretary Mabus’s “Great Green Fleet” of ships and fighter jets performed well during recent military exercises off Hawaii, burning blends of 50% biofuels and 50% conventional fuels. But the price tag...
  • D.C. is a Safe Haven for Obama; Not the Case in Oakland

    08/04/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 16 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 8/4/12 | Melvin Martinez
    GALLUP: Obama Ratings Negative in Most States, Highest in D.C. "Obama’s approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states ... The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent." POLITICO: In Oakland, "[o]fficials say the window at Obama's office at 16th Street and Telegraph Avenue was broken as more than 100 protesters marched around 12 p.m. Friday ET."
  • Donald Boudreaux: Was Milton Friedman a Secret Admirer of Keynes?

    08/04/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT · by FactsNLogic · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3, 2012 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    With the possible exception of Adam Smith, no person in history is more widely recognized as ably championing free markets than Milton Friedman. Justly so: For more than 60 years until his death in 2006, he pressed the case for capitalism and freedom with impeccable scholarship, good cheer, impressive vigor and unmatched clarity. Despite his clarity, there are a handful of people whose inability or unwillingness to grasp Friedman's arguments leads them to misrepresent his writings and policy recommendations. "I conclude that Keynes's political bequest has done far more harm than his economic bequest and this for two reasons. First,...
  • Unemploy Obama

    08/04/2012 7:31:41 AM PDT · by FactsNLogic · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | Irwin Stelzer
    The latest jobs report should persuade all those who worry about the president’s economic policies but find him likable that enough is enough, and that policy trumps personality when it comes to deciding who should occupy the White House. Job creation remains anemic, the unemployment rate has ticked up to 8.3 percent, and the labor force participation rate continues to fall as more and more Americans choose the couch over tramping the streets looking for work. The Labor Department sums it up: Both the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate "have shown little movement thus far in 2012." It...
  • Obama: Negative ratings in 37 states, but king of DC

    08/04/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 4, 2012 | Byron York
    Gallup has just released Barack Obama's job approval rating for the first half of 2012, broken down by state, and the news is not encouraging for the president. Obam's approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states, ranging from a 26 percent rating in Utah to a 49 percent rating in Michigan. Obama is at 50 percent or higher in just 13 states, from a 50 percent rating in Minnesota to a 63 percent rating in Hawaii. The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent.
  • Late Sen. Byrd's FBI Files Reveal CIA Leak Uproar

    08/04/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4, 2012 | By LAWRENCE MESSINA
    U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records. Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show.
  • The Coming Obama Landslide?

    08/04/2012 7:25:18 AM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 85 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | Aug. 4 | Michael Tomasky
    The Coming Obama Landslide? Liberals don’t want to jinx it. It terrifies the right. And the press would prefer a nail-biter. But the fact is that finding Romney’s path to victory is getting harder every day. There’s a secret lurking behind everything you’re reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders know—or should—but few are talking about, most likely because it takes the drama out of the whole business. The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to...
  • Computer Help

    08/04/2012 7:24:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 35 replies
    8/4/2012 | raybbr
    Sigh! I have an older Toshiba laptop running W7. The other day my wife called me at work to tell me the Windows Repair program came up. It was too late to tell her to shut it down. Now, every boot comes up with the repair screen. I cannot even boot into Safe modes or command prompt. I downloaded and ran the AVG bootable CD with the anti-virus program on it. It came back negative. I now have the hard drive plugged into my desktop via a USB adapter and have tried several times to scan it with Malwarebytes. I...
  • Chick-fil-A Bully Performs Bizarre "Apology" Video Out of "Forrest Gump"

    08/04/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Self | August 4, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    One of the commenters on the Adam Smith "apology" VIDEO made the astute observation that Smith's "apology" sounded a lot like the "apology" made by Wesley, a hippie character in the movie "Forrest Gump," after he hit Jenny. I looked up the script of "Forrest Gump and the commenter was dead on in the comparison. Here is Wesley's "apology" to Jenny: WESLEY: Jenny? Things got a little out of hand. It's just this war and that, that lyin' son-of-a-bitch Johnson. I would never hurt you. You know that. And just like Wesley, Smith brings up extraneous political stuff to excuse...
  • America’s Olympic Athletes Should Be Taxed on Their Winnings (but Not by the IRS)

    08/04/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    My friends at Americans for Tax Reform have received a bunch of attention for a new report entitled “Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS.” In this clever document, they reveal that athletes could face a tax bill – to those wonderful folks at the IRS – of nearly $9,000 thanks to America’s unfriendly worldwide tax system.The topic is even getting attention overseas. Here’s an excerpt from a BBC report. US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics have to pay tax on their prize money – something which is proving controversial in the US. But why are athletes from the US taxed when others...
  • Leading gay rights activist declares boycott on Amway for donation to anti-gay marriage group

    08/04/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 63 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | Aug 3 2012 | Shandra Martinez
    UPDATE:> Amway makes no apologies for president Doug DeVos' 'private gift' to anti-gay marriage group ADA, MI - A leading national gay rights activist announced he is launching on Amway boycott three years after the direct selling giant's president donated $500,000 to a conservative group that has worked to ban gay marriage. LGBT rights activist Fred Karger says he is officially announcing the boycott of the Ada-based company and other DeVos family businesses including the Orlando Magic basketball team during a press conference this afternoon in Las Vegas. Karger says he has obtained tax records that show Doug DeVos gave...