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  • Rolling Stone Editor Defends Biden: Everyone Knows He's an Idiot [VIDEO]

    08/16/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/16/2012 | Libby Sternberg
    On Wednesday, August 15, MSNBC’s noon show, “NOW With Alex Wagner,” featured a brief but revealing segment on Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent gaffe. This was the one where Biden addressed a crowd, mostly of African-Americans, and, using what sounded like a Southern accent, said of the Romney/Ryan team: “They’re going to put ya’ll back in chains,” supposedly with deregulation of Wall Street. The “NOW” panel was urged to address this by host Alex Wagner, but from a specific standpoint – “How do we get past this and get to the big issues?” One of her guests, Eric Bates, executive...
  • N.J. Democrats protest laws requiring photo ID at polls

    08/16/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies ^ | August 16, 2012
    An Essex County Democratic lawmaker today urged Gov. Chris Christie to break from his party and use his growing national profile to condemn laws that have popped up across the country requiring voters to show identification. “I challenge Gov. Christie,” said Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex). “Gov. Christie has now the national spotlight. He’ll be the keynote speaker at the convention. If he is the leader he purports to be, he will renounce this thinly veiled attempt to disenfranchise voters,” said Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) at a press conference in West Orange with two other Democratic assembly members and a liberal...
  • Flying car closes in on FAA OK

    08/16/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT · by dalereed · 52 replies
    Boston Hearald ^ | 8/15 | Boston Hearald
    Flying car closes in on FAA OK Terrafugia already has more than 100 orders for its $279,000 aircraft By Marie Szaniszlo Sunday, August 12, 2012 - Updated 4 days ago E-mail Print (10) Comments Text size Share Four months after its debut at the New York International Auto Show, Woburn-based Terrafugia’s version of the “flying car” has buzzed into a second phase of testing, with hopes of obtaining final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration in the coming months. If everything goes according to plan, the Transition could earn its light sport aircraft air-worthiness certificate this winter, allowing it to...
  • Denied Defector Faces Trial--China set to file treason charges against defector turned away by U.S.

    08/16/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 16,2012 | Bill Gertz
    China’s communist government is preparing to file treason charges against a former official who sought political asylum at the U.S. consulate in Chengdu but was turned away to avoid upsetting U.S.-China relations, according to U.S. officials and Chinese reports. The former official, Wang Lijun, a Chongqing police chief and deputy mayor until his visit to the U.S. consulate Feb. 6, is expected to be charged with treason, a crime that under the communist system normally results in summary execution or life in prison. Wang made a dramatic escape from Chongqing in February wearing a disguise, and spent the night at...
  • LA Officials Consider Hiring Porn Film Condom Cop

    08/16/2012 7:06:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    AP) ^ | August 16, 2012 5:12 PM
    Dust off those resumes, the Los Angeles City Council may soon be looking for a condom cop. Earlier this year the council appointed a committee to study how a newly minted law requiring the use of condoms on some adult film sets could be enforced. After several meetings between police, representatives of the porn industry and other committee members, the city’s administrative officer issued a 47-page report Wednesday. Among its recommendations: contracting with a licensed medical professional who would conduct periodic inspections of film productions to make sure condoms are used. Other proposals include establishing a fee, the amount to...
  • Mitt Romney says Obama 'robbed' Medicare of $716 billion. True? (Some analysts say it's inaccurate)

    08/16/2012 7:01:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/16/2012 | Peter Grier
    Mitt Romney is hammering President Obama with the allegation that he's robbed Medicare to pay for Obamacare. But analysts suggest that's not an accurate appraisal of Obama's plan. The Mitt Romney campaign has a new talking point that it’s hitting hard: President Obama “robbed” Medicare of $716 billion to help pay for his health-care reform legislation. Is this assertion accurate? Well, it is true that the Affordable Care Act – known to some as Obamacare – would reduce spending on Medicare by $716 billion from 2013 to 2022, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis. It is also true that...
  • Romney offers personal tax details, Democrats want more

    08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/16/2012 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Seeking to put an end to questions about his personal finances, Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Thursday he paid at least a 13-percent tax rate every year over the last 10 years. Democrats have criticized Romney for not releasing more than two years of tax information and openly asked whether the millionaire former private equity executive has something to hide about his wealth. "I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the last 10 years, I never paid less than 13 percent," Romney told journalists in Greer, South Carolina. "I think the most recent...
  • UNC to begin academic probe

    08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp wants his university to finally be able to move on from the academic scandal that continues to hover over its Afro and African-American Studies and athletics departments. To do so, the school has enlisted a former governor and an outside consulting firm to probe whether the problems go any deeper, or farther back in time. Thorp announced Thursday that former North Carolina governor James G. Martin will lead an independent review of any additional academic irregularities that may have occurred before 2007.
  • Formula One car ‘sings’ American national anthem

    08/16/2012 6:50:55 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 22 replies
    Eurosport News ^ | 17th August 2012 | Eurosport News
    'It may sound a bit like Zippy from Rainbow, but the boffins at Red Bull have managed to get one of their Formula One cars to 'sing' the American national anthem. The Austrian team managed to rig the engine so it could rev the relevant notes to make up the Star-Spangled Banner. The stunt was performed by the team's showcar in New York's Liberty Park in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. The tuneful performance was to promote the 2013 Grand Prix of America at the Port Imperial Street Circuit in New Jersey.'
  • Patrick Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression

    08/16/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies ^ | 8/16/12 | Michelle R. Smith and Sophia Tareen - Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat. Jackson has been on a secretive medical leave since June 10, when family members said he collapsed at their home in Washington. He is currently being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But neither his office nor family members have said much about his medical condition. The visit from Kennedy — who has...
  • Arizona Makes Another Stand For Rule Of Law On Immigration

    08/16/2012 6:47:53 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 16, 2012 | IBD
    Rule of Law: Arizona finds itself in more hot water with the left, declining to give state benefits to illegal aliens whose deportations have been stayed as a political favor by the White House. Tell us again what "illegal" means? On Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer enraged the White House, the ACLU and open-borders activists by issuing Executive Order 2012-06, stating that her state reaffirmed the intent of Arizona law on state benefits — from driver's licenses to in-state college tuition — to illegals, which is a big fat "no" to all of the above. That was in response to the...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - August 17, 2012

    08/16/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT · by sneakers · 10 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 from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Was Narmada valley the centre of human evolution?

    08/16/2012 6:41:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Times of India ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2012 | Prashant Rupera, TNN
    Through the largest exploration exercise ever undertaken, M S University's Department of Archaeology and Ancient History along with United States' Stone Age Institute will unearth evidence of our own ancestors. MSU and Indiana-based Stone Age Institute at Gosport have joined hands for the 'Narmada Basin Paleoanthropology Project (NBPA)' with the target to collect all the paleoanthropological evidence within the last two million years. "This project may throw new light giving credence to the belief that the Narmada Valley could have been the centre of human evolution," says professor K Krishnan, head of MSU's Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. The...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • Sharpton Says Biden's 'Chains' Remark Possibly 'Over the Top' - Then Reverts to Apologist

    08/16/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    For a hot minute, it looked like Joe Biden might have lost Al Sharpton. And just as quickly, Sharpton returned to the fold. Biden has another possible entry to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, along with his open-mic boast to President Obama in 2010 that passage of Obamacare was "a big f***ing deal." (audio clip after page break) That time Biden was vulgar. This time he was obscene. Speaking before a largely black audience in Danville, Va., on Tuesday, Biden said this -- (Romney) said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own...
  • Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner mulls removing Christian Signs

    08/16/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 39 replies
    WTOC ^ | Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:28 PM EDT | Dal Cannady
    HAZLEHURST, GA (WTOC) - Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner mulls removing Christian signs Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:28 PM EDT Updated: Aug 16, 2012 8:02 PM EDT By Dal Cannady - bio | email Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner Susie Kersey said she's received nothing but compliments for the plaques of scripture and other inspirational messages displayed in her office lobby. But a national organization that monitors the separation of church and state notified her they had received a complaint. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent her two letters asking her to remove them.
  • Japan looks to methane under sea floor

    08/16/2012 6:17:34 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 25 replies
    Cosmos Online ^ | 15 Aug 2012 | Achim Eberhart
    Large quantities of methane gas are stored as ice-like gas hydrates below the ocean floor and these could be used as an energy source, a Japanese geologist said....“One cubic metre of gas hydrate contains 164 cubic metres of methane,” said Ryo Matsumoto from the University of Tokyo, who presented his research at the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane, Australia. “Gas hydrates are very effective containers of methane.”....estimates suggest that the total amount of carbon contained in gas hydrates could match or even exceed that bound in fossil fuels.
  • Klein: White House Woos Hillary

    08/16/2012 6:17:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 72 replies ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Robert Costa
    As the Biden-Clinton chatter swirls, best-selling author Edward Klein says the White House has “put out feelers” to the Clinton camp about the veep spot. Here’s the transcript from CNBC’s The Kudlow Report: KLEIN: Larry, just before we went on the air tonight, I checked with my sources in the Clinton camp and I took notes because I want to be careful. And here is what they told me: Up until just a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary would accept the vice-presidential nod and replace Joe Biden. Bill Clinton was,...
  • CNN's O'Brien Continues Challenging Attempt to Spin Away 'Chains' Controversy

    08/16/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | August 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Cable News Network host Soledad O'Brien has clashed often with conservative guests on her program, but on Thursday, she pressed the liberal chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus when he tried to dismiss Vice President Joe Biden's comment that Republicans wanted to "put y’all back in chains." During that morning's edition of the Starting Point program, O'Brien showed a clip of Biden's remarks, from his campaign stop in Danville, Virginia, then asked Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) what he thought about his fellow Democrat's comments. The scandal-plagued congressman responded succinctly: “Absolutely nothing.” “I would never have even paid attention to it...
  • The Tea Party and Progressives Speak Separate Languages

    08/16/2012 6:00:53 PM PDT · by billflax · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/16/2012 | Bill Flax
    Ample rebuttal has been served against President Obama’s “You didn’t build that!” claim. Obama retreated, but then recently insinuated “Romney-Hood” will help the rich rob the poor via tax breaks and describes Paul Ryan’s budget proposal as “thinly veiled Social-Darwinism.” As absurd as these ideas sound, crowds cheered. We’re not witnessing rival visions offering different paths to similar ends. The gulf extends beyond whether borrowing and spending better ushers prosperity as opposed to saving and producing; aggregate demand maintenance versus supply-side economics. It’s deeper. A widening political divide besets America. The sides not only propose competing, even contradictory methods, Left...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday ~ 17 August 2012

    08/16/2012 6:00:35 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    August 16, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MUSIC NIGHTfor the Saturday music threadFabulous FRiday presents Gladys Knight Gladys Marie KnightBorn May 28, 1944In Atlanta, Georgia. She first achieved minor fame by winning Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour TV show contest at the age of 7 in 1952. The following year, she, her brother Merald, sister Brenda, and cousins William and Elenor Guest formed a musical group called The Pips. Gladys Knight & the Pips joined the Motown...
  • Why Ryan Terrifies The Left

    08/16/2012 5:53:15 PM PDT · by Dysart · 55 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8-14-12 | Jefferey Lord
    Paul Ryan terrifies the American Left. Which precisely explains the tones of hysteria coming from the Obama White House. The real question is why the Chicago Thugs have suffered such a public meltdown over Mitt Romney's choice of the young Wisconsin Congressman to be his vice-presidential running mate. And there is an answer. Three specific answers, actually. • Ronald Reagan: President Reagan today is an American hero. Poll after poll has Americans placing him in the pantheon of great American presidents, and occasionally at the top of the list. The admiration for Reagan has become such a part of...
  • Bitter Harvest (Oliver North)

    08/16/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 17, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" — where Afghan soldiers or...
  • Lisa Blue: The Queen of Torts Texas trial lawyer power couple and former Democracy Alliance

    08/16/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/16/12 | Bill McMorris
    Editor’s Note: Details of the WFB’s Democracy Alliance exposé can be found here. The millionaire trial lawyer who helped keep John Edwards’ affair and lovechild with Rielle Hunter under wraps was also a member of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive liberal cash clearinghouse. Lisa Blue, a millionaire Texas trial lawyer with extensive ties to Washington lobbyists and the Obama administration, joined the group with her husband, the late Fred Baron, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Barons were drawn to the group by the prospect of pushing the party farther to the left. “This is the...
  • Retired president of Border Patrol union indicted

    08/16/2012 5:38:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligence ^ | August 16, 2012
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The retired, longtime president of the National Border Patrol Union was indicted Thursday for diverting thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use, federal prosecutors said. The indictment says Bonner used the position he held for more than two decades to obtain payment for supposedly union-related work and travel that were in fact personal. "These false claims included periods of time when Bonner was actually visiting his mistress in Chicago or family members, as well as trips to attend non-union activities such as hockey games and other sporting events," the indictment.
  • $20 of free gas worth the 90-minute wait for customers at Jersey City Exxon station

    08/16/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 16, 2012
    It's amazing what people will do for free gas. With some waiting as long as 90 minutes, 200 drivers lined up outside the Exxon station on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue to get $20 of free gas. "I started on line at 9 a.m.," said Jersey City resident Regina Smith, who had already totaled an hour and 10 minutes waiting in line. "Once I started, I couldn't turn around. It's worth the $20." The $4,000 giveaway was not out of the goodness of Exxon executives' hearts. The event was part of the "Take Back Your Banking" promotion...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Website Put FRC on ‘Hate Map’

    08/16/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – The man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday was “given a license” to do so because of groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that have labeled the FRC a “hate group,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. The conservative Christian group is posted on a “Hate Map” on the SPLC’s Web site. There are 13 groups listed for the District of Columbia on the “Hate Map,” and the Family Research Council is among them, according to the SPLC, because of its support for traditional marriage and Christian morality.
  • Legal Forum: Investigate Petition Calling on Pilots to Refuse

    08/16/2012 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has asked the Attorney General and Legal Advisor to the Government, Yehuda Weinstein, to launch a criminal investigation against the people who signed a petition calling on IAF pilots to refuse orders if they are told to attack Iran. A letter from the Forum's representative, Attorney Yossi Fuchs, mentions that according to media reports, 400 people, including senior members of academia, have signed the letter. Fuchs quotes Article 110 in the criminal code that says that "whoever incited or tried to persuade a person serving in the armed forces to disobey a...
  • Spanish pledge of allegiance causes uproar (New Mexico)

    08/16/2012 5:29:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies ^ | 8-16-12 | KOAT (ABC)
    CORRALES, N.M. - A controversy emerged Tuesday night at the Corrales Village council meeting when the audience was asked to say the pledge of allegiance in Spanish. The words in Spanish on a projector didn't help, and even after the mayor explained that it's a village tradition, the crowd defiantly said the pledge in English. Corrales Mayor Phil Gasteyer said the incident was disrespectful, unfortunate and embarrassing. "There was some disrespect shown to the village and its residents," Gasteyer said. The mayor said he's never had a crowd challenge the Spanish language before. He said it could have something to...
  • Crickets Chirp When Leftist Hate Inspires Violence

    08/16/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2012
    Bias: A gay activist opens fire in a conservative organization's offices, inspired by the steady drumbeat of leftist vitriol against those who value traditional marriage, and no one says a word. You won't hear any call for civil discourse from President Obama's bully pulpit over the shooting and wounding of a security guard at the offices of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C. The alleged shooter was a volunteer at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and the FRC favors traditional marriage. Those who blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel...
  • Marc Rich, Pollard, Holder

    08/16/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT · by idov · 3 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    Twelve years ago Eric Holder enabled the pardon of Marc Rich, the biggest tax thief in history, at Israel's request, instead of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy now in his 27th year in prison. Now Israel is pushing for Pollard. It's again Holder's turn to call the shot. Don't think Pollard will get thumbs up from Holder as Rich did. Holder only does favors for four groups now as I explain below in my blog entry. (Only partly tongue in cheek.) Then there’s Eric (“the Unconscionable”) Holder, the guy who’s supposed to make the call. To get Holder to recommend...
  • US punched Bibi, Barak in the face

    08/16/2012 5:24:39 PM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 17 replies
    Ynet ^ | August 15, 2012 | Attila Somfalvi
    Analysis: Dempsey's remark regarding IDF's inability to destroy Iran's nuclear capability meant to show Israel who's bossOnce every few years Israel needs a slap in the face to remember where it stands in the world. On Tuesday it was US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey who assumed the role of the responsible adult and slapped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the duo orchestrating the national hysteria surrounding the possibility of an attack in Iran. Israel can "delay but not destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities," he said while sitting next to Defense Secretary...
  • Oh my: Romney busts out the white board on Medicare

    08/16/2012 5:23:56 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUGUST 16, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Ace, who rightly points to Karl’s post here yesterday as anticipating how the GOP will run this Medicare offensive. Normally I think visual aids on the trail risk turning voters off because they’re too self-consciously didactic, but not this time. As Virginia Postrel says, wonking out might be just the ticket: We’re in another anxious period, and voters are again primed to consider serious policy talk. To play up its team’s strengths as numbers guys, countering the self-congratulatory idea of Democrats as the party of intellect, the Romney campaign could make a gutsy move. It could deploy Ryan to...
  • Top Five Biden Race Gaffes (Vice President has history of racially insensitive rhetoric)

    08/16/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 16, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Vice President Joe Biden is currently under fire for adopting a drawl and telling a group of black supporters that Republicans “gonna put ya’ll back in chains.” But this is not the first time the vice president has been dogged by offensive remarks. ONE. Biden kicked off his 2007 White House run by condescending to his current running mate, saying that then-Sen. Barack Obama was the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”He later apologized for the incident—but his penchant for crossing the line stuck with him on the campaign trail.TWO. Biden falsely...
  • On Kudlow Ed Klein just claimed that 2 wks ago Jarrett offered Hillery VP slot (vanity)

    08/16/2012 5:21:45 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 83 replies
    (seen on CNBC's Kudlow program) | August 16, 2012 | self
    Joe Klein (author of "The Amateur")said his sources in the Clinton camp told him that Jarrett invited Hillary to lunch two weeks ago and asked her if she would accept the VP slot to replace Biden. Hillary refused to encourage an offer. Klein said that Bill and Jarrett (and it is assumed Michelle and Barry) were for it, but Hillary figured that if Obama lost, she would be finished and she wanted to preserve her options for 2016.
  • Obama The Devourer

    08/16/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    For those not well versed in Marvel Comics get your crash course on this randomness here.
  • Time, CNN reinstate Zakaria after plagiarism review

    08/16/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 16, 2012
    (Reuters) - Time magazine and CNN said on Thursday they were reinstating journalist Fareed Zakaria after suspending him last week for plagiarism. Time said in a statement that it believed Zakaria made an "unintentional error" in what was an "isolated incident" in a recent column on gun control for the magazine that he took from another writer. "We look forward to having Fareed's thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7," Time said in a statement. Cable news channel CNN said that after a thorough internal review...
  • Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets

    08/16/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Penny Starr
    ( – The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets. SSA posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the website on Aug. 7. The request listed the commodity that SSA desired as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition." The quantity listed was "174 TH." The SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s said it posted a new blog on the agency’s website, “Beyond the Numbers,” “as we strive to be a transparent and accountable government organization for all of our stakeholders. “With...
  • University Of Colorado Bans Guns In Dorms(Off campus must be locked up)

    08/16/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | Kim Nguyen
    BOULDER, Colo. -- The University of Colorado is barring students with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into dorms on its Boulder campus. The policy announced Thursday is in response to a March 5 Colorado Supreme Court ruling that said CU can't ban permit holders from bringing guns to campus. The university also said graduate students who live in university housing off the main campus will be able to have guns in their apartments if they're kept in a safe.
  • Do You Like Mitt's White Board Medicare Presentation?

    08/16/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT · by randita · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/12 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney Uses White Board To Explain Medicare
  • The Bets Are In, The Stakes Are High

    08/16/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 6 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | Aug, 15, 2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    When Barack Obama made his since-gone-viral “you didn’t build that” speech (Twitter #YDBT) he turned over a very telling card in a socialist hand that he’s been building since his 2008 campaign. Now that DC Hold’em 2012 is in full play, the cards are taking shape for everyone to see. As you might recall during the 2008 campaign, Obama told Ohio resident “Joe the Plumber” that we needed to “spread the wealth.” There were plenty of savvy political players who believed that he had just tipped his hand, yet the suckers remained at the table and checked their bets. Then...
  • Finland prepares for break-up of eurozone

    08/16/2012 4:58:19 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/16/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Helsinki
    Finland is preparing for the break-up of the eurozone, the country’s foreign minister warned today. Erkki Tuomioja, Finland's foreign minister: "We have to face openly the possibility of a euro-break up". The Nordic state is battening down the hatches for a full-blown currency crisis as tensions in the eurozone mount and has said it will not tolerate further bail-out creep or fiscal union by stealth. “We have to face openly the possibility of a euro-break up,” said Erkki Tuomioja, the country’s veteran foreign minister and a member of the Social Democratic Party, one of six that make up the country’s...
  • MSNBC's Touré: Romney Using 'Niggerization' Against Obama

    08/16/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    MSNBC's Touré Neblett just can't resist tossing out the race card whenever possible. On Thursday's The Cycle, Touré accused presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of using what he called "niggerization" against Barack Obama (video follows with transcript and commentary): KRYSTAL BALL, CO-HOST: So in addition to Romney’s whiteboard Medicare antics, he's also out with a new attack line on the President that he's been reiterating. Let's take a listen. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) MITT ROMNEY: His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency. This is what an angry and desperate...
  • The Real Culprit Behind High Food Prices

    08/16/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 20 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | 8/16/12 | Coyote Blogger
    The Real Culprit Behind High Food Prices August 15, 2012, 2:06 pm Here is an amazing bit of data on where the US corn crop goes: The Department of Agriculture says the corn crop in the US will be down 13% due to the drought.  But corn available for food uses is down 40% due to the ethanol mandate.  You do the math.  Wait, I don't trust your math.  I will do it for you:PS-  It's kind of amazing the supposed worst drought ever has dropped corn yields by just 13%.  Hurray for modern agriculture.   This year we will...
  • Chris Matthews: Romney 'Created a Real Frankenstein’s Monster Putting Ryan on the Ticket'

    08/16/2012 4:50:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | Auguest 16, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    For well over a week now, the folks on MSNBC have been throwing conniption fits over the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate. On Thursday, Hardball host Chris Matthews actually said, "They’ve created a real Frankenstein’s monster in putting this guy on the ticket" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Chris Matthews: Romney 'Created a Real Frankenstein’s Monster Putting Ryan on the Ticket' CHRIS MATTHEWS: This is the last thing the Republican ticket wanted to be talking about. They’ve got a time bomb here that they thought they were just going to talk about the economy and...
  • Knoxville, TN now abortion clinic free

    08/16/2012 4:48:44 PM PDT · by HogsBreath · 19 replies
    Longtime Knoxville abortion clinic closes doors A new Tennessee law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is being blamed for the closure of a longtime Knoxville abortion provider. An executive director of the Abortion Care Network confirmed to The Tennessean ( ) that the Volunteer Women's Medical Center closed Friday. The clinic had been operating for 38 years.
  • AFP (Americans for Prosperity) Ad: Hope and Change Has Failed

    08/16/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    Politics PA ^ | 8/16/12 | Daniel Gleason
    AFP Ad: Hope and Change Has Failed Watch Video at Written by Daniel Gleason, Contributing Writer Americans for Prosperity has released a new ad using testimonials from people who voted for Obama in 2008 who will not be voting for him again. The ad, titled, “Has President Obama Earned Your Vote?” is the second phase of AFP’s major nationwide ad buy, and will be airing in Pennsylvania. The minute-long ad spot uses personal testimonials from 2008 Obama supporters. These previous supporters say they regret voting for Obama in 2008, and explain that “Hope and Change” did not translate to...
  • Civil rights group bristles at shooting criticism

    08/16/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    News Talk Radio Ohio ^ | 8/16/12 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON — A man who volunteered at a gay community center had a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a box of ammunition when he said "I don't like your politics" and shot a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative lobbying group, authorities revealed Thursday. Floyd Lee Corkins, II, was ordered held without bond on charges that he opened fire a day earlier inside the lobby of the Family Research Council, an influential conservative Christian group that has supported the president of the fast-food chain his staunch opposition to same-sex marriage. Though the shooting was swiftly condemned by...
  • Time Goes Soft on Xerox Zakaria: Plagiarism Suspension Becomes One Week (Update: CNN Also Folds

    08/16/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Time magazine just e-mailed Newsbusters with an announcement: Fareed Zakaria's column will return early, in the September 7 issue. His offending plagiarism-soiled column appeared in the August 20 edition, so the one-month suspension became a one-week slap on the wrist. (Update: CNN also announced today that their suspension of Zakaria would end on Sunday, August 26.) "We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for TIME, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologized. We look forward...
  • Soledad O’Brien: Me? Biased?

    08/16/2012 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-12 | DrJohn
    Back in March Soledad O'Brien attempted to rewrite history to protect Barack Obama and was roundly criticized for it. As noted back then, O'Brien is very obviously an Obama/liberal sycophant yet she insists otherwise. "I don't think I show bias in my TV show. I think I am aggressive with people about trying to find the facts behind what they say," O'Brien said. "Am I a liberal or conservative? I'm neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I'd like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me." Self-deception can be very cruel....