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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
    NJ.com ^ | 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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
    nationalreview.com ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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...