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    10/10/2012 10:21:07 PM PDT · by longfellow · 8 replies
    ME | 10/10/2012 | Longfellow
    This is a fight people. It is worse than we think. Andrew Breitbart was on the money. Today I made Lib cry. Fair fight and I used his own newspaper against him. There was this unbiased photo of Romney and a little girl. You have all seen it by now. All I said was in my best Romney impersonation, " And if you look between my butt cheeks little girl you can see my opponent." To fight one of these Ozombies is not easy. You cannot out think a liberal. Liberals don't think. Therefore how do you out think them?...
  • Scarborough: Obama's Rocky Mountain horror show

    10/10/2012 10:19:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 9, 2012 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL)
    You have to want it. And you have to work for it. Those have been twin truths in American politics since Andrew Jackson took presidential politics to the people in the 19th century. Barack Obama, however, lost that memo last week in Denver — a single evening, yes, but one that raises a fascinating and timely question: Is the 44th president no more than a mediocre political talent who’s had one of the greatest runs of luck in history? And did that luck begin to run out in Denver last Wednesday during the homestretch of his final campaign? A week...
  • EU financial transactions tax gets enough support to take off

    10/10/2012 10:17:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 09.10.12 @ 15:54 (October 9) | Honor Mahony
    A threshold-breaking eleven member states have agreed to push ahead with a financial transactions tax, but the political breakthrough is tempered by a number of unanswered questions. "Today we have received a clear and very welcome signal that there will be enough member states on board for an EU Financial Transactions Tax," EU tax commissioner Algirdas Semeta said Tuesday (9 October). He promised to come forward with a decision in November, but noted that at least nine countries have to formally make a request in order to trigger a legislative process for a splinter group of member states. So far,...
  • All Cultures Are Equal

    10/10/2012 10:14:02 PM PDT · by Psycho_Bunny · 4 replies
    Various | Various
    Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl activistMINGORA, Pakistan — Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban's atrocities and advocating for girls' education in the face of religious extremists. On Tuesday, the Taliban nearly killed her to quiet her message.A gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in the volatile northern Swat Valley and shot Malala in the head and neck. Another girl on the bus was also wounded.....Malala began writing a blog when she was just 11 under the pseudonym Gul Makai for the BBC about life under the...
  • Rove: The Dividends of Romney's Debate Victory

    10/10/2012 10:06:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2012 | Karl Rove, former Dep. WH Chief of Staff
    How big an impact did Mitt Romney's performance in last week's debate have? Huge. Mr. Romney not only won the night, he changed the arc of the election—and perhaps its outcome. Surveys have him leading the RealClearPolitics average of polls for the first time since securing the GOP nomination in mid-April. Prior to Oct. 3, Mr. Romney trailed President Barack Obama by an average of 3.1 points in national polls tallied by RealClearPolitics. Since the debate, Mr. Romney now leads Mr. Obama in the RCP average by a point, 48.2% to 47.2%, and the bounce is likely to grow. By...
  • Germany demands more power on banking

    10/10/2012 10:06:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 9, 2012 6:25 pm | Alex Barker and Peter Spiegel in Luxembourg and Miles Johnson in Madrid
    Germany is demanding greater power on the board of the eurozone’s new bank supervisor, a politically charged request that further complicates Europe’s fractious talks on a banking union. Berlin’s proposal for voting weights to match the bigger size of its banking sector gives voice to longstanding German concerns about being outgunned under the European Central Bank’s one-country one-vote governance system. But the idea—raised privately in talks with European officials—touches on some of the founding principles of the single currency and is likely to rile smaller eurozone countries fearful of Germany’s growing willingness to flex its muscles. …
  • Surprise Military Family Welcome Home at South Carolina Football Game

    10/10/2012 9:59:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6 October 12 | Unknown
    The Faile family from Kershaw, South Carolina, was the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Military Family of the Game, set to be recognized on the field. Their first surprise was a message to them from their dad/husband, Sergeant First Class Scott Faile, playing on the video board, followed by an even bigger surprise.
  • NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States [OH: 2/3 Early Voting for Obama?}

    10/10/2012 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 10, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States By Domenico Montanaro A week after President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has made some gains in three key swing states among those most likely to vote, according to the latest round of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. Romney and Obama remain in a virtual tie in Virginia and Florida, and the Democratic incumbent maintains a slight advantage in Ohio. Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day...
  • Lamb to the slaughter

    10/10/2012 9:56:15 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:59 PM | Josh Rogin
    In an often heated congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers and witnesses alike pointed to State Department official Charlene Lamb as the person most directly responsible for rejecting multiple requests for increased security at the U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya prior to the Sept. 11 attack. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) excoriated the State Department for rejecting requests from the U.S. Embassy in Libya for an extension of temporary security forces that were withdrawn in the months prior to the attack that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a dramatic moment at the hearing, Issa released unclassified...
  • Old Smirkin' Joe

    10/10/2012 9:45:01 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 35 replies ^ | By Paul Kengor
    Paul Ryan readies for the Biden Treatment I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden. I'm confident Biden may aim to repeat the performance with Paul Ryan in the vice-presidential debate, looking to "Quayle" the youthful Wisconsin congressman in a way worse than Lloyd Bentsen might have done...
  • Court upholds SC voter ID law

    10/10/2012 9:39:02 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 7 replies
    The State ^ | 10/10/12
    South Carolina’s voter ID law does not violate the federal Voting Rights Act, a federal court in Washington, D.C., has ruled. However, the law -- which requires voters to present a state-approved ID with their picture at the polls before casting a ballot -- will not take effect until 2013, meaning it will not affect S.C. voters during the November presidential election. The U.S. Justice Department had blocked implementation of the new law, passed in 2011. Civil rights groups also had challenged the law, saying it unfairly discriminated against minority voters, who were less likely to have access to the...
  • Mother of Fallen SEAL: White House Leaks Threaten Lives

    10/10/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT · by PMAS · 3 replies
    Veterans For A Strong America ^ | Veterans For A Strong America
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  • Giuliani can run: NYC charter

    10/10/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    There are (unconfirmed) whispers that Rudy Giuliani wants to run for public office again. Swirling around martinis faster than the olive is an unconfirmed — also, so far undenied — rumor. Maybe just maybe just only possibly conceivably could be who-the-hell knows for sure but Giuliani might fleetingly far-flungedly casually lightheartedly consider peut ętre think of diving back into City Hall’s waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. He’s itchy to do something. 4. The field’s wide-open, and nobody’s focusing until Republicans play “Pin the Tail on Obama.” 5. Pay attention, kiddies, mother now informs you, our...
  • North Korea Declares Machine a National Hero (Lathe No. 26)

    10/10/2012 9:22:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Tech News Daily ^ | 09 October 2012
    Machine tool gets hero treatment in N. Korea A lathe was awarded one of North Korea's highest civilian honors for operating at full capacity over half a century. By TechNewsDaily Who says that a country's heroes have to be human? North Korea has bucked the trend by recently awarding a lowly machine tool with some of the highest honors and titles it can bestow. The authoritarian Communist country's official news service announced that "Lathe No. 26" had received the title "labor hero of the DPRK" (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and the "First Class of the Order of National Flag."...
  • MILLER: Targeting Paul Ryan The GOP’s Second Amendment advocate stands up to the gun grabbers

    10/10/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Paul Ryan faces Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate Thursday where guns could become one of the many hot topics discussed. The Wisconsin Republican congressman has recently become a lightning rod for attacks from gun grabbers who think the issue is their ticket to thwarting the Romney campaign’s growing momentum in the polls. Consider the local ABC affiliate in Michigan that ambushed Mr. Ryan on Monday. Reporter Terry Camp used his one-on-one time with the GOP vice presidential candidate to ask — twice — whether the country has a gun problem. Mr. Ryan replied that the nation has a...

    10/10/2012 9:19:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/10/2012 | George Will
    “The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate.” –The Constitution, Article II, Section 2 “‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’” –Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass” WASHINGTON — When on Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama swore to defend the Constitution, he did not mean all of it. He evidently believes that the provision quoted above merely expresses the Framers’ now anachronistic anxieties about abuses of executive power. (Jefferson’s...
  • Who Is Thomas Peterffy, and Why Is He Warning Us About Socialism?

    10/10/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT · by PMAS · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 10, 2012 | Tim Sprinkle
    Candidates, parties, super PACs ... now even private citizens are promoting their own agendas in political advertisements. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is perhaps best known as the founder of electronic stock trading firm Interactive Brokers, but the Hungarian-born American entrepreneur also grew up in the shadow of socialism and is not excited about what he sees happening here in the U.S. On Wednesday he began airing his own, privately financed one-minute ad addressing his concerns about the U.S. election and urging viewers to vote Republican. "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people," Peterffy, who is...
  • N. Korea: Top NK military official appears to be demoted(vice marshall --> 4-star)

    10/10/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 10-11-2012
    10-11-2012 11:18 Top NK military official appears to be demoted A top North Korean military official appeared in public wearing the insignia of the four-star rank, spurring speculation that he might have been demoted from the vice marshal rank awarded to him only a few months ago. The North's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Wednesday carried a front-page photo showing Hyon Yong-chol, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, wearing a uniform bearing four stars on the epaulets while saluting next to leader Kim Jong-un. They were on a visit to Pyongyang's Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum...
  • Romney Lead Over Obama Widens To 5 Points: IBD/TIPP

    10/10/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Posted 03:07 PM ET Oct 10, 2012 | IBD STAFF,
     View Enlarged ImageView the IBD/TIPP daily tracking pollMitt Romney widened his lead to 5 points over Barack Obama in the latest IBD/TIPP tracking poll as the full effect of the challenger's win in last week's debate became clearer.The latest release of the poll results shows Romney at 48.7%, Obama at 43.7% and 6.1% unsure. Romney's lead was 2 in the prior day's reading.The tracking poll is a trailing average calculated daily. The latest reading is based on data collected from Oct. 4, the day after the first presidential debate, through Oct. 9. The prior day's 2-point spread included polling done before last...
  • Fortune Magazine Fails to Retract False Story on “Fast and Furious” Whistleblower

    10/10/2012 9:08:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 October, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( A key figure in the “Fast and Furious” scandal is now fighting to clear his name against a discredited media attack. Special Agent John Dodson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was one of the whistleblowers who came forward to tell the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the operation, which helped funnel thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. His testimony provided vital information that has helped shine a light on this scandal. In spite of the mountain of evidence that firearms were allowed to be trafficked to criminals without any effort...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-11-12

    10/10/2012 9:06:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 10-11-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 11, 2012 Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Gal 3:1-5 O stupid Galatians!Who has bewitched you,before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?I want to learn only this from you:did you receive the Spirit from works of the law,or from faith in what you heard?Are you so stupid?After beginning with the Spirit,are you now ending with the flesh?Did you experience so many things in vain?--if indeed it was in vain.Does, then, the one who supplies the Spirit to youand works mighty deeds among youdo so from works of the lawor from faith...
  • Giant Manure Pile Dumped Outside Democrat Headquarters in Ohio

    10/10/2012 9:04:45 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 65 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 10-10-12 | Duane Lester
  • 27 years ago today, the Achille Lauro incident: U.S. Navy forced Egyptair Boeing 737 off course

    10/10/2012 8:59:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 10/10/2012 | Dario Leone
    In the night between Oct. 10 and 11, 1985 a scarcely known mission took place in the skies above the Mediterranean Sea. That night, several combat planes belonging to the Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) lauched from USS Saratoga (CV-60) to intercept the Egyptair Boeing 737 which was carrying the terrorists who had hijacked the Achille Lauro liner off Egypt. On October 7, 1985, four PLF militants men had hijacked the cruise ship. Holding the passengers and crew hostage, they directed the vessel to sail to Tartus, Syria, and demanded the release of 50 Palestinians then in Israeli prisons. After...
  • Interviewer to Obama: 'We Got You, We Got Your Back', "We’re still fired up."

    10/10/2012 8:58:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/10/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Barack Obama has been known to do an easy interview every once and a while, but his latest radio interview might top them all. In the interview, conducted by Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes, President Obama is told, "We got you, we got your back." The two interviewers flatter the president, as he in turns gives them a pep talk, telling them not to give up. Here's an excerpt: BARACK OBAMA: You were around in 2008. TOM JOYNER: Oh, yeah. BARACK OBAMA: How many times did everybody say that somehow we weren’t going to win. SYBIL WILKES: Yeah. TOM JOYNER:...
  • VANITY - Anyone Remember Michael Patrick McManus?

    I was doing some web surfing on the Stolen Valor Act and was looking at articles about him when I ran across the link to the above obituary. I think this is him. Everything the description fits him perfectly (e.g., lived in Houston; studied Tibetan Buddhism; his "cherished friend" Alvin Chan) and the photo pretty much looks like him (minus the glasses, soul patch and goatee, of course). Does anyone know whether or not he really is dead? I couldn't find anything else on the web except this obituary. If he really has died, you would think that all the...
  • ‘Obama and the Threat to Israel’: See the ‘Absolutely Uncertain’ Video That’s Gotten

    10/10/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/10/12 | Erica Ritz
    A roughly 20-minute YouTube video analyzing President Obama’s relationship with Israel, narrated by a 23-year-old former Obama supporter, has gone viral. In just three days, the little-reported on video “Absolutely Uncertain” has logged roughly 650,000 hits. Irina, the 23-year-old “Jewish New Yorker” who narrates much of the documentary, explains that she has always seen American-Israeli relations as a cornerstone of American politics, reaching into both parties. “So when it was time for me to vote for the first time in 2008, I didn’t doubt for a moment that the strong relationship would continue, no matter who won,” she states. Adding...
  • CSIC researchers find the exact spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed

    10/10/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | CSIC Comunicación
    A concrete structure of three meters wide and over two meters high, placed by order of Augustus (adoptive son and successor of Julius Caesar) to condemn the assassination of his father, has given the key to the scientists. This finding confirms that the General was stabbed right at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey while he was presiding, sitting on a chair, over a meeting of the Senate. Currently, the remains of this building are located in the archaeological area of Torre Argentina, right in the historic centre of the Roman capital... Classical sources refer to the closure (years...
  • Putting Jobs First (New Romney Ad)

    10/10/2012 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    The tax and spend Marxist in the White House puts jobs last.
  • Obama Intelligence Director on Benghazi Criticism: ‘Enough Already’

    10/10/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/12 | Ben Shapiro
    James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), has come out swinging against his critics, just two weeks after his public affairs director said that US intelligence had initially labeled the attacks on our Benghazi consulate “spontaneous.” Back on September 28, the DNI public affairs director explained, “We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. As we learned more ... we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried...
  • Romney to speak at SSU Saturday (Shawnee State University, Scioto County, Ohio)

    10/10/2012 8:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Portsmouth Daily Times / The Associated Press ^ | October 10, 2012 | Wayne Allen. the Times and Ben Feller and Kasie Hunt of AP
    Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 on the Shawnee State University (SSU) Alumni Green. “This is exciting,” said Kay Reynolds, County Chairwoman for the Romney Ryan campaign. She said since the news broke of the visit late Tuesday, she has been getting phone calls asking about details, tickets and yard signs....
  • University's diversity chief put on leave after signing anti-gay marriage petition

    10/10/2012 8:32:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University was put on administrative Wednesday after the school learned she had signed a petition supporting efforts to reverse Maryland’s same-sex marriage law, media reports say. Dr. Angela McCaskill signed the petition at her church after her preacher spoke against gay marriage, the Planet DeafQueer blog reported on Monday, citing a Gallaudet faculty member who first spotted the administrator’s name on the document. Voters in Maryland will decide on Nov. 6 whether to keep a state law passed earlier this year approving same-sex marriage.
  • DNA has a 521-year half-life

    10/10/2012 8:32:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 181 replies
    Nature ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Matt Kaplan
    By comparing the specimens' ages and degrees of DNA degradation, the researchers calculated that DNA has a half-life of 521 years. That means that after 521 years, half of the bonds between nucleotides in the backbone of a sample would have broken; after another 521 years half of the remaining bonds would have gone; and so on. The team predicts that even in a bone at an ideal preservation temperature of -5 °C, effectively every bond would be destroyed after a maximum of 6.8 million years. The DNA would cease to be readable much earlier -- perhaps after roughly 1.5...
  • I love Raul Ibanez!!! (Vanity)

    10/10/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 28 replies
    That is all.
  • CNN's O'Brien Furiously Spins to Blame Republicans in Congress for Dead in Benghazi

    10/10/2012 8:30:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    With a House Oversight committee slated to hold a hearing on the deadly Benghazi consulate terrorist attack at noon today, there was really no excuse for CNN's Starting Point to not cover the story. But alas, anchor Soledad O'Brien checked her journalistic credibility at the dressing room door, going on air with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sounding more like an Obama apologist than a hard-nosed reporter. O'Brien questioned Rep. Chaffetz -- who chairs the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations -- on his claim that this administration hasnÂ’t been forthcoming with the facts surrounding the attack....
  • In shifting Syria conflict, Assad assumes command of forces

    10/10/2012 8:26:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/10/12
    The picture is deceptively normal. Posted on the Facebook page of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, it shows the first lady Asma, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, accompanying her daughter and three sons on their first day back at school. Two of the boys wear camouflage shorts with khaki t-shirts and caps, in keeping with the spirit of a ruler under siege. Yet when she dropped off Hafez, the eldest, named after his strongman grandfather, only one other child had arrived in class because of rebel attacks in Damascus that morning. More than 18 months into the battle for...
  • A History of Celtic Britain (1of4) -- Age of Iron

    10/10/2012 8:25:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC via YouTube ^ | July 22, 2011 | Uploaded by PIETRASZE
    A History of Celtic Britain (1of4) -- Age of Iron
  • Supreme Court justices cast doubt on Texas program that looks at race in college admissions

    10/10/2012 8:21:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    AP/WaPo ^ | 10/10/12
    Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a white Texan who contends she was discriminated against when the university did not offer her a spot in 2008. The court’s conservatives cast doubt on the program that uses race as one among many factors in admitting about a quarter of the university’s incoming freshmen. The liberal justices appeared more supportive of the effort. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could...
  • Steve Wynn Lets Loose on Obama

    10/10/2012 8:21:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | October 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Steve Wynn on Tuesday appeared on a political program in Nevada called Ralston Reports. The host was Jon Ralston. Wynn is livid. You know what's happening? A bunch of people are speaking out against Obama -- his economics, his plan, his presidency the large -- and they're holding nothing back. Jack Welch came out and basically accused somebody of doing something with the unemployment numbers. And everybody then jumped in Jack Welch chili. "Jack, what are you doing? Don't go there, man! It's not a conspiracy. They couldn't get away with that! I mean, it's not all...
  • Disputed sexiest woman alive, Mila Kunis, says Republicans are ‘offensive’ (Leftist skank alert)

    10/10/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/12 | Taylor Bigler
    The fancy man’s necktie manual Esquire magazine this week named actress Mila Kunis the sexiest woman alive. But in her interview with the magazine, Kunis had some decidedly non-sexy things to say about the Republican party.“The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me,” Kunis said. “And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?”Apparently, Kunis (who immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine when she...
  • Judges approve SC voter ID law, delay implementation until 2013

    10/10/2012 8:07:32 PM PDT · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/2012 | AP
    A panel of three federal judges upheld a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification, but delayed enforcement until next year, in a decision announced Wednesday, less than a month before this year's presidential election. In a unanimous ruling, the judges said there was no discriminatory intent behind the law, ruling that it would not diminish African-Americans' voting rights because people who face a "reasonable impediment" to getting an acceptable photo ID can still vote if they sign an affidavit.
  • Miss. governor joins suit on deportations, says Obama’s policy costs his state millions

    10/10/2012 8:07:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/10/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wants a judge to halt President Obama’s new nondeportation policy, arguing that failing to send illegal immigrants back home is costing his state tens of millions of dollars a year. Mr. Bryant, a Republican, on Wednesday joined a lawsuit filed over the summer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who said they are being forced to violate federal law by releasing illegal immigrants they know are eligible to be deported. “I believe this action by the Obama administration is unconstitutional and circumvents Congress’s authority,” said Mr. Bryant, adding that illegal immigration hurts his state. “As...
  • 4 Milwaukee police officers charged in strip-search case

    10/10/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 18 replies
    JSONLINE.COM MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL ^ | 10/09/12 | Gina Barton and John Diedrich
    Four Milwaukee police officers were charged Tuesday with felonies related to illegal rectal searches of suspects on the street and in police district stations over the past two years. In one case, an officer held a gun to a man's head as two others held his arms and a third put him in a choke hold while jamming a hand into his anus, purportedly searching for evidence, according to the criminal complaint. Another man bled from his rectum for several days after his encounter with police, the complaint says. The complaint lays out in graphic detail how the primary suspect,...
  • Shameless Regime Blames Bad Intel

    10/10/2012 8:04:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | October 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Patty in Syracuse. I'm glad you called. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's good to talk with you. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: I was calling because I'm listening to the stuff about the intelligence on this terrorist attack and everything, and it reminds me of when the Democrats and liberals came down so hard on Bush about 9/11, and the failure of intelligence and what a big debacle it was, and now that the tables are turned -- RUSH: You know what? This is an excellent point. And how about the intel failure of weapons of mass destruction?...
  • Pledge to GOTV(Vanity)

    10/10/2012 8:03:15 PM PDT · by MovementConservative · 3 replies
    Myself | 10/10/12 | Myself
    I pledge to make at least 1000 calls at the GOTV phone bank between now, October 10th, and the election day for Mitt Romney. Who else is with me? BTW... My preferred candidate, Michele Bachmann lost before I had a chance to vote for her. However I cannot in good conscience not do everything I can to oppose Obama even though my home state of Oregon is not considered a battle ground. Please consider finding your local GOTV phone bank and matching my pledge. Also, see if you can get someone to go with you. Cheers.
  • Romney Promises No Abortion Legislation

    10/10/2012 8:01:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | Steve Peoples
    Wading into an explosive social issue, Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he would not pursue any abortion-related legislation if elected president. "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," he told the Des Moines Register in an interview posted on the newspaper's website.
  • Obama campaign refers to liberal bloggers as “tinfoil hat crowd”

    10/10/2012 7:53:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/12 | Sean Higgins
    The Obama campaign referred to several major liberal bloggers as the “tinfoil hat crowd” in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. The campaign was responding to the cable channel’s request for a  comment on an Internet conspiracy theory many of them had promoted. Shortly after the presidential debate last week, a number of liberal bloggers including ones at Daily Kos, FireDogLake, Democratic Underground, and the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, among others, began posting items suggesting that Mitt Romney had cheated during the debate.The theory was that, as some video of the event appeared to suggest, Romney slipped a folded piece...
  • Giving away my 2 Dogs & What God did.

    10/10/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 24 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 |
    Before I share the miracle God granted me recently, I feel the need to start from the beginning. For anyone who is an animal lover they will understand the very difficult decision my husband and I eventually had to make. As parents, our children come first, but when emotions and bonds are established before the kids…well the choice is far from an obvious one. My husband and I struggled for nearly 4.5 years to start a family. When we were nearing our 10 year wedding anniversary we thought maybe children might not be in our future. So we decided to...
  • Receptor Scientists Nab Chemistry Nobel

    10/10/2012 7:49:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 10 October 2012 | Robert F. Service
    According to George Bernard Shaw: "The most intolerable pain is produced by prolonging the keenest pleasure." Not to be picky George, but actually both sensations result from the activity of a diverse family of proteins on the surface of cells. This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to two Americans—Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Brian Kobilka of Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California—who revealed the inner workings of these proteins, which also orchestrate a variety of things such as the way we see, smell, taste, feel, and fight infections. The notion...
  • Montana’s Tester says he’s not Obama’s ‘twin’ in tight Senate race

    10/10/2012 7:47:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/10/12 | Valerie Richardson
    President Obama hasn’t visited Montana in years, but he’s casting a long shadow over Democratic Sen. Jon Tester’s re-election chances. In a race marked by jostling over which candidate is the most politically independent, the freshman Democrat has been slammed by accusations that he’s too willing to dance to Mr. Obama’s tune. His opponent, Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg, has all but printed up T-shirts stating that Mr. Tester votes with the president 95 percent of the time. “One of the big themes of this race is, Who’s the real Montanan? Who’s more independent? Who’s willing to buck his party?” said...
  • Faisalabad: 24-year old Christian abducted, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abuser

    10/10/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 17 replies
    AsiaNews (IT) ^ | Oct 9, 2012 | S. Khokhar
    PAKISTAN Faisalabad: 24-year old Christian abducted, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abuser by Shafique Khokhar Shumaila Bibi kidnapped by a 26 year old Muslim Muhammad Javed Iqbal on the way home. Subjected to sexual assault and forced to study the Koran. On a pretext she managed to escape and return to her family. Her captor denounced the girl's father for "kidnapping" her. Shumaila's future hangs in the balance.