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  • Bump In The Road

    10/27/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 2 replies
    I received an email from former Navy Seal, Scott Taylor asking for a donation so that they can air their special documentary, "Bump In The Road," along side of the "Seal Team Six,The Raid on Osama Bin Laden." The Seals are outraged that the president is using this as a political tool to win re-election. From what I can tell, this is already airing in Ohio and Virginia. They are asking for funds to keep it running until Election Day. Please visit their website to see a trailer. They are outraged that their service is being exploited. .
  • A New Economic Patriotism: Job Plans Booklet (O's pretty, pretty pamphlet)

    10/27/2012 6:53:02 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Abc news ^ | 10-27-2012
    A New Economic Patriotism
  • Texas Wins Huge Victory over Planned Parenthood

    10/27/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    Finally, a court that stands up for a right that isn't the right to rip babies apart with other people's money. The Fifth Circuit court essentially told the abortion giant Planned Parenthood to shut their whining gobs and that Texas has a right to not fund them. This victory is being called a "roadmap" for any state that wants to defund Planned Parenthood. A lot of states have tried. Texas did it. This is a very bad day for Planned Parenthood. And a bad day for Planned Parenthood is a good day for babies.
  • Ga. church shooting shows attacker aided by law disarming victims

    10/27/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 October, 2012 | David Codrea
    The executive director of, a state gun rights group, took to the airwaves yesterday on Atlanta’s NBC 11 Alive to weigh in on Wednesday’s shooting at Pastor Creflo Dollar's World Changers Church International, a College Park megachurch. Jerry Henry faced questions from news anchor Ted Hall and assertions by disarmament advocate State Senator Donzella James to explain why his group believes the choice should be left to the churches. Henry’s group is leading a fight to overturn a state law dictating disarmament, and has submitted a petition to the United States Supreme Court, presenting a single question: "Does a...
  • How Obama Turned U.S. Economy into "Hostile Work Environment"

    10/27/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The Presidential debates were Exhibit A for Obama's habit of "misplacing the truth" (ie lying). Obama told lots of hard-to-believe whoppers about his support of guns; his love of the oil, gas and coal industries; his unshakeable loyalty to Israel; and of course his response to the Libya Embassy attack. Boy can this guy misplace facts. Only a lawyer could say stuff like that with a straight face. But the biggest whopper of all was when Obama claimed to be a champion of small business. He stressed this misguided storyline in all three nationally-televised debates. Obama even made a specific...
  • 10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media

    10/27/2012 6:44:47 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10/24/2012 | Trevin Wax
    Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates. Here are 10 questions you never hear a pro-choice candidate asked by the media: 1. You say you support a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices in regards to abortion and contraception. Are there any restrictions you would approve of? 2. In 2010, The Economist featured a cover story on “the war on girls” and the growth of “gendercide” in the world – abortion based solely on the sex of the baby. Does this phenomenon pose...
  • My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP (clip)

    10/27/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Sam Adams and Snejana Farberov
    Retired Colonel John Wilkerson is a Republican who served as General Colin Powell's chief of staff John Sununu claims Mr Powell is supporting the President's election campaign because of their shared race. Says the former US Secretary of State - who is African American - did not make decision based on policy Poll show race for White House is racially divided with Obama supported by 80% of black and Hispanic voters but just 37% of whites. Colin Powell's former chief of staff publicly blasted the Republican Party and one of Mitt Romney’s top aide as racists over a controversial comment...
  • DOJ's brief on Fast and Furious: marginalizing committee investigations

    10/27/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 25 October, 2012 | Louis Fisher
    After the House held Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. in contempt on June 28, it filed a civil suit in federal district court on August 13. The purpose is to enforce a subpoena issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which requested documents for its investigation of "Operation Fast and Furious." The House complaint charges obstruction by the Justice Department and a need to understand why it provided false information to Congress in a letter of February 4, 2011. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) had written to the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF),...
  • Obama's Spanish Language Ads

    10/27/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Tom Tancredo
    In an off the record conversation with the Des Moines Register that made it on to the record, Barack Obama stated that, “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.” Obama, did not mention, however, what he and the Democrats will offer to the Hispanic community. To see what he thinks will animate this demographic, it is worth looking at his Spanish language ads. In September he released an ad featuring...
  • Leaks, Lies, and Libya: How Not to Inform a Nation

    10/27/2012 6:35:51 AM PDT · by kindred · 10 replies
    American ^ | October 17, 2012 | Larry Bailey, Captain (SEAL), USN (Ret.)
    While the current administration has strayed far from Barack Obama's 2008 campaign promise that it would be the most transparent government in history, nothing so points to its failure to keep that promise as have events of the past two years. Starting with the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011, the Obama administration has, in a very real sense, "informed" Americans of current events via selective and random leaks (many of them apparently unintentional). For example, on the day after the bin Laden mission, both the president and the vice president identified SEAL Team 6 as the unit...
  • Obama still lying; He Knew Within Minutes

    10/27/2012 6:35:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies ^ | 10/26/2012 | James Lewis
    Fact 1: According to Special Ops Lt, Colonel "Doug" calling Rush Limbaugh today, there are standing orders for instant flash communication about any attacks on US Ambassadors or four-star generals. As soon as the assault on the Benghazi mission started, local personnel notified the US Embassy in Tripoli, which triggered an instant alarm in Washington, DC. The President's military aide knows within a few minutes and is required to notify POTUS immediately. Two separate "In Extremis" rescue teams were alerted, a C-130 was ready, and F-18 jet bombers. US personnel laser-spotted the Libyan mortar team that killed Americans, pointing the...
  • Rasmussen Daily: SAT 10/27: R:50 O:46 Obama -10%

    10/27/2012 6:33:08 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 63 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/27/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 46%. Two percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) are undecided. This is the fifth consecutive day that Romney has been at the 50% level of support. He has enjoyed a three- or four-point edge on each of those days. See daily tracking history.
  • Reported trespasser shot at Logan residence(MT)

    10/27/2012 6:33:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 26 October, 2012 | Erin Schattauer
    LOGAN - A man was shot after reportedly trespassing at home near Logan this morning. At around 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 911 received a call from the Trailways Bus Company from someone who said that a man had become disorderly on the bus and had been dropped off near mile post 282 on Interstate 90. Then, at around 5:22 a.m., the 911 center received a call from a residence on Carpenter Lane near Logan of a criminal trespass in progress. Minutes later, 911 received a second call from the same residence from someone calling to report that that trespasser...
  • Fractured Fairy Tales: (Shortened title)

    10/27/2012 6:21:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have boosted shale gas production from zero a few years ago to 10% of all US energy supplies in 2012, observes energy analyst Daniel Yergin. Fracking has also increased US oil production 25% since 2008 – almost all on state and private lands, and in the face of more federal land and resource withdrawals, permitting delays and declining public land production. In the process, the fracking revolution created 1.7 million jobs in oil fields, equipment manufacturing, legal and information technology services, and other sectors. It will generate over $60 billion this year in state and...

    10/27/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 147 replies
    Source will be forthcoming downthread. ^ | Oct 27, 2012 | Unknown author
  • Losing your virginity is the same as voting for Obama the first time?

    10/27/2012 6:20:12 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    American ^ | October 26, 2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The Democratic war on women continues... Women as sexual objects, propelled by, caring for their lady parts, acting only on their uncontrollable hormones; passive creatures, unable to care for themselves, needing someone/something to care for them, ("The Life of Julia"). This is the foundation of Democratic attitudes towards women, their feelings about women. And Democratic women agree, actively participating in this narrative. Lena Dunham, the 26 year old wunderkind, the child of privilege, the Oberlin (Ohio) College graduate who created, writes for and stars in HBO's award winning Girls, (the contemporary Sex and the City for under 30 females) is...
  • Michigan Court of Appeals: Gun owners can open carry in district libraries

    10/27/2012 6:19:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 26 October, 2012 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- Open-carry advocates notched a victory today before the Michigan Court of Appeals, which reversed a lower-court decision that had allowed the Capital Area District Library to ban guns inside its Lansing-area branches. Two members of a three-judge panel concluded that district libraries such as CADL are "quasi-municipal" entities that, like other local public libraries, are subject to state law regarding gun possession. Michigan law prohibits owners from bringing guns into schools, child care centers, sports arenas, churches, certain entertainment facilities, hospitals and colleges. But there is no statute prohibiting weapons from being brought into public libraries. "Certainly,...

    10/27/2012 6:19:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | October 27,2012 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Even for one who follows the news obsessively — one such as I — it has been extremely difficult to keep up with the developments in the Benghazigate story this week. In his weekly column, Mark Steyn incorporates Thursday’s and Friday’s breaking news and brings the story up to date with his characteristic flair: “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton. No, not the person who made the video saying that voting for Barack Obama is like losing your virginity to a really cool guy. I’ll get to that in a...
  • The Green Fail

    10/27/2012 6:16:02 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 7 replies
    Master of ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | Master of Engineering
    Source: Master of Engineering Degrees The Green Fail Take a look at green alternatives from the other side: the downside. Are these growing pains, or signs of a failing movement? Bio-Fuels [A] Princeton study points out, clearing previously untouched land to grow biofuel crops releases long-sequestered carbon into the atmosphere. While planting corn and sugar cane in already tilled land is fine, a problem arises when farmers churn up new land to grow more fuel or the food and feed displaced by biofuel crops. converting rainforests, peatlands, savannas, or grasslands to produce biofuels in Brazil, Southeast Asia and the United...
  • Why Does CSGV Feel So Threatened By A Blogger In A Wheelchair?

    10/27/2012 6:12:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 26 October, 2012 | John Richardson
    Kurt Hofmann is the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Due to a horrorific traffic accident which left him in a coma for nearly a month, Kurt now gets about in a wheelchair. For someone for whom life has played such a cruel trick, he is remarkably well-adjusted, even-tempered, thoughtful, and full of life. This is especially true when you consider that at an earlier time in his life Kurt served our country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. I have had the pleasure to meet Kurt in person more than once and to have an ongoing correspondence with...
  • Ruh-Roh! CIA Director Patraeus Tosses Prevaricator-in-Chief RIGHT Under the Bus on Benghazi Lies:

    10/27/2012 6:06:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'We weren't the ones who denied military support  to Americans under attack in Benghazi' Ah, what a tangled web we weave-  and guess you should have realized you'll never own this patriot, Barry: ________________________________________________________________________________ Weekly Standard via Weasel Zippers: Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: 'No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.'  So who in the government did tell ;anybody' not to help those in need?  Someone decided not...
  • AC-13OU Gunship Was On-Scene in Benghazi, Ogama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (updated)

    10/27/2012 5:59:20 AM PDT · by Aria · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2012 | Bob Owens
    If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American: The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces...
  • CIA denied military backup in Benghazi; Panetta spouts Obama talking points

    10/27/2012 5:59:06 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    the examiner ^ | 10/26/2012 | BY: JIM KOURI
    On Friday, sources in Benghazi during the attack on the U.S. consulate said that Central Intelligence Agency operatives twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff, and twice were told to 'stand down' -- while a later request for military backup was denied, according to a Fox News Channel alert by Megyn Kelly. But, during a U.S. Defense Department press conference on Wednesday, when reporters asked about the U.S. failure to respond to a terrorist attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made short shrift of the confusing -- some say...
  • Controversial book skewers Biden but is ignored by media

    10/27/2012 5:55:22 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/12 | Dan Gainor
    Imagine a scathing look at a vice presidential candidate. Put a “R” after that candidate’s name, like Sarah Palin, and you get big-name books, a controversial film and lots of news coverage. Put a “D” after that candidate’s name, even when he’s still the sitting vice president, and it gets almost no attention. That’s the case with Jeff Connaughton, “a Biden Senate staffer turned lobbyist” who just published a book called “The Payoff” that Politico says “lacerates” the vice president. As described by the publisher, "Beginning in January 2009, The Payoff" lays bare Washington’s culture of power and plutocracy. It’s...
  • Our Liar President

    10/27/2012 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Dorothy Rabinowitz, one of the best writers of our time, encapsulated the Obama Presidency perfectly in Monday's Wall Street Journal. She wrote: In the 1967 film "A Guide for the Married Man," a husband, played by a peerless Walter Matthau, is given lessons in ways to cheat on his wife safely: "Deny! Deny! Deny!" -- no matter what. In an instructive scene, he's shown a wife undone by shock, and screaming, with good reason: She has just walked in on her husband making love to a glamorous stranger. "What are you doing," she wails, "who is that woman?" "What woman,...
  • A Wide Electoral/Popular Vote Split Won’t Happen

    10/27/2012 5:49:57 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 55 replies
    There is an emerging narrative percolating throughout the political world; the prospect that Romney could win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College. The theory is predicated on the seemingly contradictory data between state and national polls. National polls seem to show Romney with a consistent 2-4% lead, while state polls show the candidates tied or Obama slightly ahead in Ohio, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Some analysts are attempting to harmonize the state and national polls by theorizing that Romney’s national lead is driven by historic gains among whites in red states and a strong showing in Pennsylvania and Michigan....
  • Question for Obama supporters: What do you think of Mitt Romney’s “kill list?”

    10/27/2012 5:49:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/27/12 | Allahpundit
    Via Dave Weigel, if that headline reads funny to you, don’t worry. Soon all will become clear. This comes from the same guy who recently stumped Debbie Wasserman-Schultz by asking her what she thought of the “kill list,” which Debbie took to be so outlandish an idea that it simply must be a prank. Nope — but after watching this, you’ll have a bit more insight into her ignorance. There’s a lot going on here: These are, almost certainly, what we’d call “low-information voters,” and like most of the public, it’s easier for them to assume the worst about the...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (10/27/2012)[Prayer]

    10/27/2012 5:49:02 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 17 replies
    10/27/12 | 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...
  • Green Bay bishop urges parishioners to vote against candidates who support abortion, gay marriage

    10/27/2012 5:46:08 AM PDT · by pansgold · 7 replies
    X / XXVII / MMXII | pansgold
    Bishop David Ricken, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has asked church members not to vote for any candidate supporting abortion or homosexual acts or homosexual marriage.
  • Teacher Filmed Blowing Up a Condom Like a Balloon in Health Class

    10/27/2012 5:40:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Students who appear to be middle schoolers witnessed a teacher blowing up a condom like a balloon as a part of a sex ed lesson in a health class somewhere, quite possibly in Canada. A video of the incident was posted on YouTube by a user October 21, 2012. The user listed her country as Canada but offered no hometown, and no clue about the identity of the school where this took place. SEE IT HERE. But it’s an odd occurrence, to say the least. At the risk of sounding like prudes, we have to ask if it’s appropriate for...
  • Mourdock is right, it's time to stand by him

    10/27/2012 5:39:25 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | 26 October 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    Another day, another "gaffe" manufactured by the mainstream media with the intention of attacking a conservative Republican candidate. While not surprising, this is nevertheless becoming a tedious ritual played out over and over again by leftist "journalists" trying to score "gotchas" on conservative candidates so as to make up for the fact that leftists' own preferred Democrat candidates generally range from worthless to outright detrimental to the nation. Instead of reporting real news — such as the President and his administration's appalling failures in Benghazi, or the fact that this administration gave weapons to Mexican drug cartels and radical Islamists,...
  • State Department warns Texas AG not to arrest UN-affiliated election observers (list of locations)

    10/27/2012 5:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/27/12 | Doug Powers
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has warned a group of UN-affiliated “international election observers” that they could be subject to criminal prosecution if they breach state laws by being within 100 feet of polling place entrances.The US State Department issued a warning as well. No, not to the election observers — to Texas:International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have “full immunity” from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General.“I’m not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going...
  • Al Qaeda is No "Remnant," Mr. President

    10/27/2012 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    During his interview recently on the Jon Stewart Show, President Obama continued his established narrative that he has driven al-Qaeda into the ground sufficiently that only a few "remnants" of the radical Islamic terrorist organization remain.  A "remnant" is a "small group of surviving people" according to the dictionary.  But, remnants don't grow, multiply, and spread. A remnant doesn't extend across a significant portion of the planet.In the final debate, the President claimed that "al-Qaeda is much weaker than when I came into office."  At the Democratic National Convention – just five days before the attack on the U.S. Consulate in...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Bumps in the Road

    10/27/2012 5:25:34 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    BUMPS IN THE ROAD Charles Woods, the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods, has given several interviews and described meeting Obama and Hillary Clinton. [Obama] when he came over to our little area, I could tell, he kind of just mumbled.  You know, “I’m sorry.” His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye.  And it was not a sincere, “I’m really sorry” you know “that your son died.” It was a totally insincere, more of a whining type, “I’m sorry.” And it was like...
  • He died penniless, but rich with friends

    10/27/2012 5:22:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2012 | Kevin Fagan
    It was just before sunrise when Bernie Kern wheeled himself to an outdoor plaza at Laguna Honda Hospital for his usual morning cigarette. He'd been living in the hospital for five years, but four decades of homelessness before that had left him with an enduring affection for the early morning chill and quiet. The cigarette was done in a few minutes. It was his last. Kern was found peacefully slumped in his wheelchair just outside the elevator, his heart given out from the long years on the streets. That was Oct. 9. He was 90. Having long outlived every relative...
  • Hillary Clinton, Political Prisoners, and Video trailers

    10/27/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies ^ | 10/27/12 | Shoebat
    We now have a firsthand account that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker (Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) would be “arrested and prosecuted” for making the video the administration spent weeks blaming for the Benghazi attack. That means Hillary outwardly expressed a desire to make Nakoula a political prisoner. There is another individual in Hillary’s past who appears to be living the life of a political prisoner right this very second; his name is Peter Paul and his ordeal began in the year 2000. Paul was the individual behind a completely different video trailer. In 2007, a...
  • President Obama on Libya attack on Oct 26, 2012

    10/27/2012 5:11:28 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 46 replies
    television interview transcript | Oct, 27, 2012 | myself
    Obama yesterday in an interview said he gave three clear directives the minute he found out about Benghazi. 1. make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. 2. we're going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn't happen again 3.find out who did this so we can bring them to justice
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (10/27/12) [Prayer]

    10/27/2012 4:53:29 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Yahveh Hoseenu (The LORD is My Creator)Psalm 95 1. Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5. The sea is his, for he made it, and...
  • Emails shed light on Ryan, Walker relationship

    10/27/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2012 | SCOTT BAUER w/ Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum and Andrew Miga in Washington/Roger Schneider in Milwaukee
    ...The emails reviewed by the AP offered an unusual, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the interpersonal relationship between Ryan and Walker. Although as a congressman Ryan's emails are exempt from disclosure under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, messages sent by Ryan or his aides to Walker or the governor's staff are subject to Wisconsin's open records law. The week after Ryan was tapped as Romney's vice presidential candidate, the AP requested all such emails since Walker was elected in November 2010. It received 1,037 pages of them late Friday....
  • Woman cuts in line at Hobart store, attacks woman behind her: police

    10/27/2012 4:38:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 26, 2012 | Lori Caldwell
    <p>A shopper at a Ross department store in Northwest Indiana is accused of choking another customer who complained that she took “cuts,” authorities say.</p> <p>Chalonder L. Ervin, 34, is charged with felony strangulation and misdemeanor battery for an Oct. 12 confrontation caught on store surveillance video, Hobart, Ind. police said.</p>
  • Pro Israeli billboard in Florida: Friends don't let friends get nuked

    10/27/2012 4:27:01 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 24 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Sarah Weiss
    New pro Israel billboard in Florida  New pro Israel billboards are popping up in Florida that says “Friends don’t let friends get nuked,” according to reports.The American Principles Superpac has released a new poster in Florida that is receiving much attention. It says: "Friends do not let friends get nuked" and then below it is written: "STOP OBAMA". To the right there is an illustration of an Iranian bomb flying towards an Israeli flag in the shape of Israel. The organization has so far published 43 billboards throughout Florida, according to a press release on its website. An ad attacking...
  • Obama Responds to Phone Ad (Hillary's 3:00 AM call, February 2009)

    10/27/2012 4:23:16 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 30 replies
    The Caucus ^ | February 28, 2009 | JEFF ZELENY
    Hillary's ad “Who do you want answering the phone in the White House when it’s 3 a.m. and something has happened in the world?” “We’ve seen these ads before. They’re the kind that play on people’s fears to try to scare up votes,” Mr. Obama said. “I don’t think these ads will work this time, because the question is not about picking up the phone. The question is what kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone?” (snip) “The question is, ‘What kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone?’” Mr. Obama...

    10/27/2012 4:23:13 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/27/42 | Charles Hurd, Foster Hailey, David Anderson, A.C. Sedgwick, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    10/27/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT · by John W · 129 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 27, 2012]

    10/27/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Method of Missions "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . ." —Matthew 28:19 Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls” (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but He said, “Go . . . make disciples of all the nations . . . .” Yet you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples returned from their first mission, they were filled with joy because even the demons were subject to them. But Jesus said, in effect, “Don’t rejoice in successful service— the great secret...
  • Rumbling Toward a Knockout

    10/27/2012 4:16:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    Reporters and pundits writing about politics and particularly presidential debates can't resist the metaphors of the ring. And why should they? The metaphors work. "The incumbent fought with a challenger's aggression, while the GOP nominee mostly avoided heated disagreement, except to make jabs on the economy," reported the Hill, the Capitol Hill political daily. "But if Obama looked to lay Romney out on the canvas and the Republican preferred a rope-a-dope strategy, neither candidate was wholly successful." Rope-a-dope was the clever name that Muhammad Ali, as clever with language as with the finer points of the sweet science, called his...
  • Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council

    10/27/2012 4:07:51 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 62 replies
    The White House ^ | 10/26/2012 | Obama
    For Immediate Release October 26, 2012 Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to advance the Federal Government's use of local partnerships to address homeland security challenges, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The purpose of this order is to maximize the Federal Government's ability to develop local partnerships in the United States...
  • Is America in Worse Fiscal Shape than Europe?

    10/27/2012 3:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve shared BIS and OECD data showing that the United States has a bigger long-run fiscal burden than Europe. That’s a bit of a strained comparison since “Europe” includes fiscally responsible countries such as Switzerland and Estonia, but also soon-to-be failed states such as Greece and France.But the one common theme, as I explain in this interview for Fox Business News, is that nations get in trouble because they violate Mitchell’s Golden Rule. In other words, the burden of government spending climbs faster than the private sector’s ability to finance it.It was almost an afterthought, but I also made a very...
  • Look Toward Renewal

    10/27/2012 3:44:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    If we don't love the poor and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to hell, the Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput, recently said. It's not pretty, but it is real. And not just if you believe in hell, but if you care about the future of the country, of civilization. We actually are a people of compassion, and we happen to believe that people who want to serve their neighbors out of love of God and humanity are a necessary thing for our neighborhoods, for civil society, for the life of our...
  • Bank robber returns after not getting the full $20,000 he demanded

    10/27/2012 3:33:37 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies ^ | October 25, 2012 | John Roberts
    Arthur Bundrage  Arthur Bundrage of East Syracuse, New York, wanted $20,000 but instead of working for the money, he went to the Alliance Bank and asked the teller for the money. Police said that around 9:00 am on Monday morning, Bundrage entered the Alliance Bank at 1001 James St. He approached a teller and demanded $20,000 in cash.  At first the teller refused to give him the money, but after Bundrage threatened her and told her he had gun, the teller handed him an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber then left the bank and the teller immediately called police. After...