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  • Case Closed...

    09/08/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT · by urabus · 2 replies
    Independent Jopurnal Review ^ | September 7, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    My apologies if this has already been posted... Share with anyone you know who may still be on the fence. see URL
  • Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event

    09/08/2012 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on September 7, 2012 at 4:39am | Benny Johnson
    Full Title: Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event [Update: School Apologizes, Removes Picture, Then Backtracks] Today, President Obama is slated to travel to the University of Iowa to campaign in the crucial battleground state. The Obama campaign’s “advance team” has been making preparations for the president’s appearance since Monday, sources at the university tell TheBlaze. But no one was prepared for the photo that was taken at the Obama speaking location as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Charlotte, N.C. The photo is of the preparation for the president’s speech on the quad...
  • School choice movement raises public profile as Chicago strike deadline looms

    09/08/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2012 | Christopher Bedford
    As the clock ticks down to a planned Sept. 10 teachers strike in Chicago, teachers unions and battles over school choice are gaining higher profiles nationally. “Won’t Back Down” – a pro-school choice movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal — had a screening at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., ruffling feathers with the threat of a wide Hollywood release that could make Chicago the flashpoint for broader education policy fights. And more than 37,000 people have watched “The Machine,” a YouTube video about the impact of teachers unions on public elections, since its launch Wednesday. The video illustrates how money...
  • Few Getting Free State ID Cards (FREE Voter IDs in PA !)

    09/08/2012 8:43:07 AM PDT · by tomkat · 58 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | 08 Sep 2012 | Ashley Wislock
    SUNBURY — Although state officials estimate that thousands of residents of the Central Susquehanna Valley lack valid identification under the new state Voter ID law, fewer than 60 in three Valley counties have been issued secure identification cards, according to state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jan McKnight . . .
  • Hong Kong goes to polls with many fuming over China influence

    09/08/2012 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 7, 2012 12:54am EDT | James Pomfret and Tan Ee Lyn
    A wave of protests in Hong Kong ahead of elections is posing a major test for the city's new leader as the prospect of voter discontent threatens to shake up the political landscape in retaliation against perceived meddling by Beijing. This time round, Hong Kong's legislature will have a more democratic flavor—it has been expanded from 60 to 70 seats, with just over half of them to be directly elected in Sunday's polls. The results are likely to reflect recent anti-China sentiment, especially over a plan for a school curriculum extolling the achievements of the Chinese Communist Party. …
  • Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Obama 46% Romney 44%

    09/08/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Saturday September 8, 2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided… The president is enjoying a convention bounce that has been evident in the last two nights of tracking data. He led by two just before the Republican convention, so he has already erased the modest bounce Romney received from his party’s celebration in Tampa. Perhaps more significantly, Democratic interest in the campaign has soared. For the first time, those in...
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter is a spoiled whiny crybaby

    09/08/2012 8:38:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 6, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Anne-Marie Slaughter is a spoiled whiny crybaby In the July/August 2012 issue of Atlantic magazine, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote this article called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”The very title of the article smacks of radical leftist feminism – an ideology which see victimhood everywhere. In the real world, regardless of one’s gender, it is not possible for a person to “have it all.” And yet, because Slaughter does not “have it all,” she assumes that she is a victim of sexism and gender discrimination. One of her self-centered complaints is that“… day care is either...
  • Skid Row Workaround Expected to Impact Downtown Cleanup Order (Homeless Get Storage Spaces)

    09/08/2012 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | September 7, 2012 | Patrick Healy
    How LA deals with its homeless continues to evolve, and recognition of their property rights has compelled the city to modify its approach to cleaning and clearing the Skid Row sidewalks, a place many people reside and keep their belongings. "You get tired of carrying it around," said Ken Owens, 64, who finds himself homeless waiting for his pension to kick in after his next birthday. Last year, homeless advocates received a federal court order enforcing property rights, forbidding city cleanup crews from simply throwing away unattended items such as clothing or toiletries or ID. For want of a workaround,...
  • With Cash And Coverage, Comcast/MSNBC Dive To Bottom Of Dem Tank

    09/08/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How deep are MSNBC and its parent company Comcast in the tank for the Democrats? So deep that even the New York Times [!] has headlined an article "Welcome to the MSNBC, Er, Democratic Convention." [H/t Mediaite] The article details how MSNBC personalities were treated like rock stars by adoring Dems. Even more telling is this: "Four years ago, there was open anxiety inside MSNBC over having the unabashedly partisan Keith Olbermann anchor convention coverage. But the era of liberal hand-wringing appears to have passed." Translation: in the tank and proud. Comcast's servicing of the Dems doesn't end with adoring...
  • Lost Law Licenses: Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Nixon

    09/08/2012 8:33:05 AM PDT · by BrianE · 17 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gary North
    In my article on the letter I received from a lawyer who insisted — inaccurately — that Michelle Obama let her license to practice law go inactive when her husband surrendered his license in early 2008, I responded: “Did Romney surrender his license? No. Did either of the Clintons surrender theirs? No. Did Nixon surrender his? No.” http://teapartyeconomist.com/2012/09/07/law-licenses-obama-bill-clinton-and-nixon/
  • Pakistani Girl Accused of Blaspheming Islam Released from Jail

    09/08/2012 8:29:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Voice Of America ^ | September 08, 2012 | VOA News
    Pakistani officials say a mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blaspheming Islam has been released from jail. Rimsha Masih's release Saturday comes a day after a judge granted her bail, in a case that has drawn international outrage. Rimsha, believed to be 14 years old, spent the last three weeks in jail near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, after neighbors accused her of burning pages from the Quran. … On Friday, Amnesty International said Rimsha is still in serious danger even after a judge ordered her freed. …
  • Kerry Washington Speech • 2012 Democratic National Convention (complete speech)

    09/08/2012 8:28:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 6, 2012 | Uploaded by dabelgrave
    "... Today there are people trying take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can’t let that happen ..." Full transcript
  • Exclusive Audio: In 1994, Obama Criticized Clinton's "Values" Pitch

    09/08/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | september 5, 2012 | zeke miller
    A previously unheard 1994 lecture by a young Barack Obama offers a new glimpse of his days as a up-and-coming, liberal Illinois politician. The recording, given to BuzzFeed by a Republican source, comes from a lecture on the nature of community values he delivered at Nebraska Wesleyan University on September 9, 1994. Obama told the students in Lincoln, Neb. that "values are dynamic,"and he dismissed appeals from everyone from Bill Clinton to Dan Quayle to "static" or "Ozzie and Harriet" values. Obama suggested those values — "The wife is at home, she’s not working, Dad’s got his 9 to 5,...
  • Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!

    09/08/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 8, 2012
    Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states. The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance...
  • HHS pilot program to send 2 million poor seniors from Medicare into … voucher programs

    09/08/2012 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/8/12 | Ed Morrissey
    I know that every campaign promise Barack Obama makes has an expiration date … but this is ridiculous. The confetti is barely off the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina after Obama’s acceptance speech, and already we find out that he’s flip-flopped. Remember this part of the speech, in which he attacks the Paul Ryan plan to apply free-market reform and cost controls to Medicare?
  • A Nation of Sandra Flukes [Mark Steyn]

    09/08/2012 8:22:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/2012 | Mark Steyn
    According to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, invited to address the Democratic convention and the nation, America faces a stark choice this November. “During this campaign, we’ve heard about two profoundly different futures that could await women in this country — and how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past,” she cautioned. “That future could become real.” In one of those futures, women will be “shut out and silenced,” rape victims will be “victimized all over again,” pregnant women will “die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms,” and “access to birth control is controlled...
  • N.J. Jury Rules Black Supervisors Discriminated Against White Corrections Officers

    09/08/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 10 replies
    CBA ^ | 9/6/2012 | CBS
    RENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey discrimination suit has been settled with two white corrections officers winning against the state’s Department of Corrections. The outcome of the lawsuit is seen as a big win for corrections officers Joe Milutin and Bob Healey. Both were awarded more than $3 million in damages. “I’m happy. I was vindicated and that’s all that matters,” Healey said. Milutin, meanwhile, told CBS 2′s John Slattery on Thursday that he felt “relieved.” The two men had charged that over several years, they were harassed by black corrections supervisors, who allowed black inmates to abuse them...
  • U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms

    09/08/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT · by Harley · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Chris Cuomo
    U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms Cities hire Chinese instead of American workers for building projects. (WATCH VIDEO)
  • Did He or Didn’t He?

    09/08/2012 8:06:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 8th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Mark Owen’s book “No Easy Day” was released this week with much controversy. It details the actual events that led to the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. The truth didn’t come close to the narrative released by the White House. The book is less than flattering of the Obama Administration. After the book was published and released to the public the Pentagon declared that the book contained classified information and the Chief of Naval Special Warfare Command declared the book provided insight to secret military operations. Nondisclosure Agreement When working in Special and Black Operations,...
  • Obama's Four Years Of Failure On Jobs Must End

    09/08/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | IBD Editorial
    Jobs: A top White House economics spokesman cautions against reading too much into a single month of employment data - and we concur: One month isn't enough. So how about 44 months instead? Unemployment has been above 8% for 43 straight months - a record. The only reason the jobless rate fell in August was 368,000 people left the labor force, pushing labor force participation down to a 31-year low of 63.5%. Some 23 million people either don't have jobs, are looking for full-time work or are underemployed. By the way, the Congressional Budget Office says that "under current law"...
  • Paul Ryan Talks Medical Marijuana Legalization: ‘Let the States Decide’

    09/08/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT · by Lexington Green · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/8/2012 | Jason Howerton
    The issue of legalizing medical marijuana is not high on the priority list for the Romney/Ryan ticket. However, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Thursday told Colorado station KRDO-TV that legalizing medical marijuana is a decision that should be made by individual states. “My personal position on these issues has been let the states decide what they want to do with these things,” he said. “This is something that is not a high priority of ours.” Colorado is currently mulling whether to legalize marijuana and residents will vote on the issue in November with “Amendment 64” on the ballot....
  • Which California Cities Will be Germany or Greece Under Prop 31?

    09/08/2012 7:57:31 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 18 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Charles B. Warren, a real estate economist and appraiser in Pleasant Hill, California, asks: “In the Los Angeles region, who will be Greece and who Germany” if California voters approve Proposition 31 on the November ballot? Warren once was a visiting professor at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. He was referring to the European Union, where solvent Germany has been bailing out the overspending of Greece, Italy and other countries. After more than a dozen years of regionalized money and shared taxes, the European Union is coming apart. Many countries are going bankrupt. Something similar would eventually happen in California...
  • Obama takes slim post-convention lead over Romney: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    09/08/2012 7:50:12 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 7, 2012 4:53pm EDT | Alina Selyukh
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama regained some footing and overtook his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, a day after the end of the Democratic convention. In what appears to be a convention-induced bounce, Obama jumped ahead in the latest daily tracking poll with 46 percent of 1,434 likely voters saying...
  • How "Crazy Survivalists" Make The World A Better Place

    09/08/2012 7:47:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Alt-Market.com ^ | 9/7/12 | Brandon Smith
    Advantage #1: Survivalists Have Their Own Stuff – They Don’t Need Your Stuff Advantage #2: Survivalists Keep To Themselves – Your Business Is Your Own Advantage #3: Survivalists Are Handy Advantage #4: Survivalists Insulate A Region Advantage #5: Survivalists Cook Up A Mean Barbeque Advantage #6: Survivalists Stand Their Ground When It Counts Advantage #7: Survivalists Are Time Capsules For Liberty Advantage #8: Survivalists Are Not Afraid To Remind Society Of Its Mistakes
  • Green (money) Lobby Holds Property Values Hostage in Hinckley, CA

    09/08/2012 7:47:28 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2012 | Wayne Lusvardi
    In Hinckley, California, it is reportedly hard to separate a chemical compound called chromium 6 from a contaminated underground water basin called a toxic plume. And it is equally hard to separate out whether it is unsalable homes in Hinckley due to the depressed economy that is the problem or whether it is the so-called toxic substance of chromium 6 in the drinking water from wells that presents a health hazard. Hinckley is a semi-rural desert area located near the City of Barstow and has 588 households as of the 2010 census. The Infamous ‘Erin Brockovich’ Case The Pacific Gas...
  • Bed Bug Sightings Confirmed At L.A. Central Library

    09/08/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    CBSLA ^ | September 7, 2012
    One bed bug found crawling across a book has led to officials confirming the presence of the bloodthirsty, resilient creatures at the L.A. Central Library. There have been at least two separate sightings of lone bed bugs at the library
  • White House fails to meet deadline on detailing proposed defense cuts

    09/08/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Staff
    The White House announced that it will not meet Friday's deadline to make public what plans it will put into place to deal with the massive defense cuts coming at the end of the year. The announcement comes shortly after President Obama signed into law the Sequestration Transparency Act that requires him to submit a report to Congress detailing the impact of his 'sequester' on defense and non-defense programs – cuts that were triggered after the so-called Super Committee to come up with a debt deal last year. White House press secretary Jay Carney said the plans for defense cuts...
  • Government Zombie Promos Are Spreading

    09/08/2012 7:22:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies
    news ^ | Sep 7, 2012 | Sydney Lupkin
    The government’s zombie apocalypse is spreading and could come to an emergency-management center near you. A few weeks before the government’s Zombie Awareness Month in October, FEMA’s monthly webinar Thursday discussed the success of the Centers for Disease Control’s zombie-preparedness campaign and how other centers can use pop culture references – even fictitious ones like the walking dead – to promote gearing up for real disasters. Almost 400 emergency-management professionals tuned in nationwide, according to an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Zombie-preparedness messages and activities have proven to be an effective way of engaging new audiences, particularly young...
  • ESCONDIDO: Mexican man admits to voter fraud

    09/08/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, federal authorities said Friday. Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted entry to the U.S. after deportation, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and voter fraud by an illegal alien, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office. Lopez-Munguia faces a maximum term of 28 years in federal prison, followed by deportation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 in San Diego. In 1986,...
  • JP MORGAN: Global Growth Is Bottoming

    09/08/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-8-2012 | Matthew Boesler
    JP MORGAN: Global Growth Is Bottoming Matthew BoeslerSep. 8, 2012, 8:35 AMYesterday's jobs report highlighted weakness in the U.S. economy. Europe is sinking deeper into recession, though the ECB has momentarily stabilized financial markets. Fears of a hard landing in China are rising fast as economic data continues its downward trajectory. JP Morgan economists Bruce Kasman, David Hensley, and Joseph Lupton, however, say it looks like we've reached a bottom, and they expect global economic growth to stabilize shortly. In a note to clients, they write: With this week’s August PMI release and new information on July activity, the DFM-Eco...
  • CNBC's Harwood: Eastwood Speech 'Big Blunder, Big Set-Back For Romney'

    09/08/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Guess John Harwood was feeling lucky today. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent went on the Today show and boldly proclaimed that not only did Clint Eastwood not accomplish his mission with his RNC speech, but that the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney." Harwood did not adduce a scintilla of evidence in support of his contention that the speech hurt Romney. And his universe of pundits apparently does not include people like Jonah Goldberg or Mark Steyn. View the video after the jump.
  • Exxon Valdez laid to rest (From Infamy to Obscurity)

    09/08/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 35 replies
    Nature magazine ^ | 13 August 2012 | Shanta Barley
    "Last month, the (Indian) court ruled in favour of Priya Blue: there was no toxic waste on the ship. The Oriental Nicety (formerly the Exxon Valdez) is welcome to beach at Alang, the world's largest ship-breaking yard, where she will be dismantled for scrap. But as with so many things in the story of the Exxon Valdez, the end will be drawn out. It will take 500 workers four months to dismember her carcass." (enclosed words mine)
  • Abortion Backers: Pro-Lifers Are Racist, Aborting Black Babies OK

    09/08/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Cassy Fiano
    What does racism have to do with being pro-life? Well, for many pro-abortion fanatics, it has everything to do with it. To them, minorities having more children and less abortions is a bad thing and racist.It’s not racist, however, to target them for abortions. Mention that an overwhelming majority of abortion clinics are in urban neighborhoods, or that black women get a disproportionately higher number of abortions, and you’re racist. Show documented examples of racism at Planned Parenthood, and you’re racist.Say you want to abort black babies because they’re ugly and will grow up to be murderers, however, and there’s...
  • Clinton Tax Hikes Slowed Growth

    09/08/2012 7:01:46 AM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 5, 2012 | Curtis Dubay
    President Obama argues that President Clinton’s economic record is proof that the current economy would grow if Congress passed the tax hikes he has long proposed. The American public should not fall for this misleading argument.The historical record is clear: The economy grew slower than it should have in the years after Clinton’s 1993 tax hike. The strong economic growth that is associated with his presidency occurred only after he agreed with Congress to cut taxes in his second term.President Obama’s cursory and errant analysis of recent history has serious implications for policymaking today. If Congress raises taxes based on...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (9/8/2012)[Prayer]

    09/08/2012 6:58:07 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 11 replies
    9/8/12 | The Holy Scriptures
    Pray For the Salvation of America My fellow Freepers, It is a very serious time in our nation's history and our future looks very uncertain and every day the news is full of stories that cause us to fear as it looks like we are teetering towards the edge of a cliff. It is quite obvious to even the casual observer that our great country is under a tremendous spiritual assault by the forces of darkness and hell that is causing great distress to many across this land and in other free nations. This is largely our own fault as...
  • Was Obama Really Ever A Great Orator?

    09/08/2012 6:57:12 AM PDT · by sussex · 85 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 08/09/12 | The Aged P
    A lot of disappointment across the board about Obama’s speech at the Democrat’s Convention, even from the liberal left. But was he ever a great orator or was it all a myth generated by a compliant media that almost everyone else was afraid to confront?
  • Dishonorable Disclosures: It’s Dynamite (RE-POST OF WH LEAKES)

    09/08/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 15, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama administration, to its everlasting shame, has eagerly leaked sensitive national security information to advance its own partisan political interests. The killing of Osama bin Laden by special forces who had been on the job for years was the most grotesque, but not the only, example. Special forces operators and intelligence officials were outraged by Obama’s leaks, as were many others, including Democratic Senators. So a bunch of special operators and intelligence professionals got together to protest against the Obama administration’s irresponsibility. The result is this video, titled “Dishonorable Disclosure.” It is dynamite: the production values are excellent, and...
  • Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is FREE

    09/08/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Vinienco ^ | 9/8/2012 | Vinienco
    CSW has been informed that apostasy charges against Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani have been dropped
  • This Makes Up for a Lot of Sins [Google Star Trek Doodle]

    09/08/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | September 7, 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Here at NRO, we’ve rightly criticized Google in the past for its doodles — promoting gay marriage and featuring loathsome Communist Frida Kahlo, for instance, while ignoring Reagan’s 100th birthday and even Easter. But today’s doodle makes up for at least some of that: There’s even a little interactive story, if you pass the cursor over certain parts of the image. Though, contrary to this report, the story is not from “The Man Trap,” the first episode to air, 46 years ago tomorrow, but from “Arena.” (If this makes it past the censors, you’ll know Kathryn’s gone soft!)
  • Should Romney start asserting himself and setting the conditions for the upcoming debates?

    09/08/2012 6:38:12 AM PDT · by meangene · 21 replies
    Anyone else feel like it's time for our next POTUS to start setting the terms for the upcoming debates with the current and exiting POTUS? With the liberal settings established and the liberal media ready to pounce on any possible code word that Romney issues, maybe it's time that the front runner in the race stops simply agreeing to whatever O wants and starts making some demands himself? If they don't want to do it - then don't debate - don't step into the liberal trap being set which is really all I see these debates are anymore. Thoughts?
  • Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent—For Government Workers; Lowest Among All Industries

    09/08/2012 6:29:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | September 7, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (CNSNews.com) - There was good news for American workers in August—if government was their employer.The unemployment rate for government wage and salaries workers dropped from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August. At the same time, the number of government wage and salary workers counted as unemployed dropped by 123,000 people from 1,182,000 in July to 1,059,000 in August.The overall national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August.A year ago, in August 2011, there were 1,271,000 unemployed government wage and...
  • Write A Democrat Doomsday Prediction

    09/08/2012 6:28:19 AM PDT · by Repulican Donkey · 57 replies
    Vanity | 9/8/12 | Repulicandonkey
    Crazy John Lewis says segregation is coming back if Obama loses in November. Yes, it is pathetic. Butlet's have some fun. Write your best absurd Democrat doomsday prediction. Here goes mine: "If Romney and Ryan win they're going to take away your toilets"
  • Subprime Auto Nation

    09/08/2012 6:27:11 AM PDT · by gotribe · 13 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 09/07/2012 | The Burning Platform
    ...During the first quarter of this year, total U.S. car loans totaled $52.5 billion. That’s 49% higher than the same period in 2009. Also during the first quarter, the average amount financed on new vehicles rose by $589, to $25,995, and for used cars by $411, to $17,050. Furthermore, buyers are stretching out payments for longer terms: The average length of new- and used-vehicle loans jumped a full month during the first three months of this year, to 64 and 59 months, respectively. The surge in auto sales is being completely driven by doling out more loans for a longer...
  • Queens man dies after attacking kickboxing gas-station clerk

    09/08/2012 6:27:01 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7 Sept 2012 | GEORGETT ROBERTS, NATASHA VELEZ and BOB FREDERICKS
    He picked the wrong guy to mess with. A drunken Queens man went berserk after he couldn’t get an ATM to work at a gas station early yesterday and was killed when he turned his rage to the attendant — a former competitive kickboxer. “I feel bad. I didn’t mean for the guy to die. He called me a Taliban,” said Jasjeet Walia, who was released from custody last night after being grilled by cops all day. “I feel like throwing up. I’m having a bad headache,” said Walia, an amateur kickboxer for seven years in his native Mumbai. Arzeno...
  • When even the media thinks the Democratic Convention is an ‘abortion-palooza,’ you know it’s bad

    09/08/2012 6:22:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    When even liberals and the mainstream media think the Democratic National Convention has turned into an abortion-palooza, it must really be blatant. Apparently even ideologically aligned reporters have their breaking point on abortion promotion. To wit… Pro-abortion New York Times columnist David Brooks, after Day 1: The one cavil I will have … is this speech has – [it] reinforces something we’ve heard all night, which was how much the crowd goes crazy and how passionate they are about abortion and gay marriage and the social issues. And tonight has been about that. And to me it should have...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law as Martha Stewart

    09/08/2012 6:18:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison for breaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed...
  • Romney/Ryan or Bust!

    09/08/2012 6:12:43 AM PDT · by RoadTest · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jim ONeill
    “Truth is the new hate speech.”—“Creeping Sharia” “We [the people] own this country.”—Clint Eastwood I feel like I ought to start out each of my articles anymore with a disclaimer, or caveat saying something along the lines of “WARNING: The contents of this article are to be considered null and void in the event of a “Reichstag Fire,” false flag event, and/or an invasion by Russian Spetsnaz in collusion with Northcom,“or words to that effect.
  • Land O’Lakes Statement at 45

    09/08/2012 6:12:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Legatus Magazine ^ | 9/3/12 | Michael McLean
    45 years after the Land O’ Lakes Statement, Catholic education is gaining strength . . .The 1960s was a time of great tumult in the United States — one that had devastating effects on the country’s institutions and mores. Its ravages could be seen perhaps nowhere more clearly than on college campuses. Truth gave way to skepticism and relativism, and expressions such as “free love” and “question authority” became the catchphrases of student life. Catholic colleges were not immune to these influences. Venerable institutions that for many scores of years had faithfully passed on the intellectual patrimony of the Church...
  • Dolan spoils the party (Why did Democrats allow the cardinal to give a right-wing prayer? )

    09/08/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | September 7, 2012 | SARAH POSNER
    The Democrats still have a religion problem. No, not that religion problem. They just can’t seem to get past wanting the blessing of a larger-than-life religious figure — even when that figure has called their policies “un-American” and depicts their core beliefs as antithetical to our most cherished freedoms.The circumstances leading up to Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s benediction last night were politically fraught, but they didn’t have to be. First, Mitt Romney announced Dolan would be giving the closing benediction at the Republican National Convention. (At the time, I wrote that the move signaled Dolan had chosen sides with the GOP....
  • Was Cardinal Carlo Martini the Last Liberal Catholic Bishop?

    09/08/2012 6:07:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/7/12 | Alessandro Speciale
    VATICAN CITY — With the recent death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Catholics who call for church reform on issues such as homosexuality and priestly celibacy have lost one of their last leading lights in the top echelons of the church’s hierarchy. Martini, who died Aug. 31, was a Jesuit and an archbishop of Milan from 1980-2002. More importantly, he was considered for decades the informal leader of “liberals” inside the church. But he has no clear successor in the current crop of cardinals. He had a “rare combination of skills as a scholar, pastor, communicator and holy man,” said...