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  • Nationalize 2014: ONE MORE TIME/ONE LAST CHANCE

    05/06/2013 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 8 replies
    N/A | Unpublished | Myself
    I remember the Contract with America: the first nationalization of our country's congressional elections. It succeeded by focusing Americans' attention to ten points and spanned state and district voting lines for an entire nation. I was disappointed by his subsequent personal indiscretions, but I will always revere Mr. Newt for his electoral genius when we needed it in 1994. We do not need 10 brilliant points to nationalize 2014; just this ONE... "Enough of this *carp*, already. PUT SOME GROWN-UPS BACK IN CHARGE!!!" I propose that we go negative and go for the jugular every chance we get in order...
  • Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour,Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study

    05/06/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 94 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 6, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour, Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study Posted at 3:10 pm on May 6, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Haley Barbour on the Heritage report: "It's a political document. It's not serious analysis."— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) May 06, 2013 Ths morning the Heritage Foundation released a study estimating that amnesty will cost taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion. We can certainly understand why amnesty supporters are upset, but their criticisms of the study ring hollow.Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour calls the study a “political document” and “not serious analysis” but does not say...
  • Americans to the Obamas on exercising more: 'You take the hike!' [USA Ignores Michelle]

    05/06/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies ^ | 5/6/13 | Andrew Malcolm
    For a long time conservatives have warned that the heavy propaganda and regulatory hands of the Obama administration were not going to change the exercise or eating habits of 315 million Americans... Now comes early statistical proof that after reelecting Obama with fewer votes the second time and 1,567 days of his reign of government intervention and stimulation, many Americans are deciding that maybe the Obamas' plans for their lives do not fit their plans for their own lives.
  • Will American Soldiers Fire on U.S. Citizens?

    05/06/2013 1:57:18 PM PDT · by True Grit · 147 replies Blog ^ | 2 May 2013 | By Skip Coryell
    I was doing a radio interview this morning and the host asked me why the Department of Homeland Security needed 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The easy answer for me was, “They don’t.” Of course the follow-up question for him was, “Then why are they buying it?” And that’s the billion-dollar question isn’t it. What is the federal government going to do with all that ammo? Why do they need it? Why are they buying it? It’s unprecedented. Are we on the cusp of physical domination by the United States Federal Government? And, if so, how will the American people...
  • Biplane Battle: Flying Against the Bolsheviks

    05/06/2013 1:53:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Aviation History ^ | Derek O'Connor
    Biplane Battle: Flying Against the Bolsheviks During Russia's Civil War By Derek O'Connor Originally published by Aviation History magazine. Published Online: July 03, 2007 The noise first reached the Bolshevik cavalry as an intense, insectlike droning in the sky while the horsemen were riding across southern Russia's sunburned steppes, featureless plains that scarcely afford cover for a rabbit. Their objective was the strategically important city of Tsaritsyn (later Stalingrad) on the Volga River, where they anticipated an easy victory over the White Russian anti-Bolshevik defenders. A brutal orgy of rapine and torture would follow against any enemies of the revolution...
  • Benedict and Francis: A Lesson in Apostolic Continuity

    05/06/2013 1:51:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 6, 2013 | William L. Patenaude
    Retired Pope Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at the Vatican May 2. The 86-year-old retired pontiff, who had been staying at the papal summer villa in Castel Gandolfo since retiring Feb. 28, returned to the Vatican to live in a monastery in the Vatican Gardens. (CNS photo/L'Ossevatore Romano via Reuters) When Pope Francis visited his predecessor at Castle Gandolfo in March, he said to Benedict XVI that “we are brothers.” This image nicely frames the differences between them. It underscores that the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was not a rupture in the Church (as some suggest) but an...
  • Palin: Obama Must 'Renounce' Pentagon's 'Un-American' Proselytization Policy

    05/06/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 6. 2013 | Tony Lee
    <p>On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama needed to clear up and "renounce" the "un-American" and "amoral" reports from the Pentagon that U.S. soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their Christian faith. She called on Obama to do so "today, right now."</p>
  • Saxby Chambliss plays golf with President Obama

    05/06/2013 1:48:04 PM PDT · by Dacula · 27 replies
    AJC - Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 5-6-2013 | Daniel Malloy
    U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is joining President Barack Obama for a round of golf today, with Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., rounding out the foursome.
  • The Gang of Ocho - E-Verify and high-skill immigration are what we should be looking at now.

    05/06/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 5, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Many loud voices in the debate over immigration have been insisting that effective border enforcement must precede any steps to legalize the status of current illegal immigrants. Some analysts, including my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York, have been reading the fine print in the 800-page draft prepared by the Senate Gang of Eight (or Gang of Ocho, if you prefer). They argue that the legislation is quick to provide some form of legal status but only calls for commissions to be convened at some later time if the border proves not to have been secured. ThereÂ’s something to these arguments....
  • Jersey City mayor: I 'wasn't thinking that well' when asked about nude photo

    05/06/2013 1:45:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | May 6, 2013
    Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, under fire for comments he made to The Star-Ledger regarding an infamous nude photo of him taken nearly 10 years ago, said today he “wasn’t thinking that well” when he answered questions about the snapshot. “The question came out of the blue,” Healy told The Jersey Journal today from his office in City Hall. “Foolishly I commented on it.” Healy’s statements this afternoon immediately followed a press conference held by supporters of Healy rival City Councilman Steve Fulop, who is mounting an aggressive challenge to Healy’s re-election campaign.
  • Rain Leaves Thousands Of LADWP, SoCal Edison Customers Without Power

    05/06/2013 1:44:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | May 6, 2013 11:18 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Thousands of Southland residents were without power Monday morning, primarily due to weather. More than 11,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers and more than 5,000 Southern California Edison customers were powerless as of 9:45 a.m. LADWP customers in Mar Vista, Palm, Venice, South Los Angeles, Rancho Park and Cheviot Hills were primarily affected. SoCal Edison customers without power include those living in El Toro, Corona Del Mar, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Valinda and Hawthorne. Both companies are actively working on restoring power to all residents. Anyone in need of more information, can visit...
  • Christian de Duve, Nobel-Winning Biochemist, Dies at 95

    05/06/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2013 | DENISE GELLENE
    Dr. Christian de Duve, a Belgian biochemist whose discoveries about the internal workings of cells shed light on genetic disorders like Tay-Sachs disease and earned him a Nobel Prize in 1974, died at his home in Nethen, Belgium, on Saturday. He was 95. The cause was euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, and which was administered by two doctors at Dr. de Duve’s request, his son Thierry said. “He was suffering from a number of health problems,” including cancer and arrhythmia, Dr. Günter Blobel, a colleague of Dr. de Duve’s at the Rockefeller University in Manhattan, said, and decided to...
  • Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office

    05/06/2013 1:41:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-6-2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 5/6/13 2:50 PM EDT Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term in light of the “cover-up” of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the former Arkansas governor called the affair “more serious than Watergate.” “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. I know that puts me on a limb,” the former Arkansas governor said on “The Mike Huckabee Show.” “But this is not minor. It wasn’t minor when...
  • FHFA Limiting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loan Purchases to “Qualified Mortgages”

    05/06/2013 1:41:13 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that it is directing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to limit their future mortgage acquisitions to loans that meet the requirements for a qualified mortgage, including those that meet the special or temporary qualified mortgage definition, and loans that are exempt from the “ability to repay” requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). In January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule implementing the “ability to repay” provisions of Dodd-Frank, including certain protections from liability for loans that meet the criteria of a qualified...
  • Head Start teachers name Obamacare as biggest problem

    05/06/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | may 6, 2013 | Neil Munro
    Head Start teachers and administrators told The Daily Caller that their most pressing concern is not budget impacts from sequestration but changes coming from President Barack Obama’s health-care law. In 2014, the impact of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “is probably going to be a 9 percent [cost] increase, and significantly more the next year,” said Nancy Nordyk, director of the Head Start program in southern Oregon. Rising healthcare costs will likely force Oregon to reduce some Head Start workers’ hours so they’re not eligible for the medical program, said Nordyk, who spoke to TheDC during a national...
  • Sowell: Bouncing Ball Politics

    05/06/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 7, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it. We all understand that an inexperienced young child who has his mind fixed on one thing may ignore other things that are too dangerous to be ignored. Unfortunately, too much of what is said and done in politics is based on the same tunnel vision pursuit of some "good thing," in utter disregard of the repercussions....
  • Fighting Piracy in Africa – too little too late

    05/06/2013 1:35:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Defense Updatee ^ | May 5, 2013
    Fighting Piracy in Africa – too little too late Posted by i-HLS dozen organizations and agencies gathered at the Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base in Dakar to explore maritime security issues as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2013. Photo: AFRICOM The US must increase its intelligence- gathering capacity in Africa 15-fold in the short term to counter the threat posed by regional Islamic extremist groups and maritime piracy, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea, according to a top US general. I-HLS Reports US Army Gen. David Rodriguez paid his first visit to the continent as head of US Africa Command...
  • DOG ATTACK: Man Bites Dog To Save Wife

    05/06/2013 1:31:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | Stephanie Moore | Stephanie Moore
    A Grimes woman is in the hospital after a dog attacked her, her husband and the couple’s dog on Sunday evening. Caren Henry said she was just walking her dog, Kandy, near her father-in-laws home in rural Madrid when she saw something out of the corner of her eye. “This dog came racing across this yard, a big dog,” she said. Caren says a 50-60 pound Labrador mix, ran straight towards her and started attacking. “It got me here and I had my sunglasses on which I’m glad I did because I think it might have taken my eye as...
  • Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria

    05/06/2013 1:29:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | May 5, 2013 | Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira
    Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria By Shimon Shapira, JCPA In mid-April, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah paid a secret visit to Tehran where he met with the top Iranian officials headed by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Gen. Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Suleimani prepared an operational plan named after him based upon the establishment of a 150,000-man force for Syria, the majority of whom will come from Iran, Iraq, and a smaller number from Hizbullah and the Gulf states. Suleimani’s involvement was significant. He has been the spearhead of Iranian military...
  • How Al Gore Got To Be Insanely Rich

    05/06/2013 1:29:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 5/6/13 | Brett LoGiurato
    Current TVOver the last decade and a half, former Vice President Al Gore has amassed a personal fortune that rivals former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s, Bloomberg’s Ken Wells and Ari Levy report. Gore wasn’t even a multi-millionaire when he ran for office against George W. Bush in the 2000 election, but several recent moves have put his personal fortune at a point where it “may exceed $200 million,”...
  • Ted Cruz challenges Biden to gun control debate (WAPO not WA Examiner)

    05/06/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has invited Vice President Joe Biden to debate him on gun control. The invite came during Cruz’s speech Friday at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
  • Rival Clans Vying for Power in Jordan

    05/06/2013 1:26:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | JanSuzanne Kranser
    May 5, 2013 Rival Clans Vying for Power in Jordan By JanSuzanne Kranser The recent violence at two universities in Southern Jordan, Mu’tah University and Al Hussein bin Talal, along with clashes taking place off campus, may in fact be a sign that much worse is about to happen in Jordan. But the American news media are not doing much reporting on the story as they focus on the “Arab Spring” and relentlessly cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On March 28, riots broke out at Mu’tah University after the student union elections. A few days later, more violence broke out wherein...
  • The Ayotte Delusion - Kelly Ayotte is not your typical New England Republican moderate.

    05/06/2013 1:24:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is the gun-control crowd’s latest target. At town halls last week, they tried to rattle her, and irate protesters toted signs scrawled with “Shame.” But it’s doubtful that Ayotte will suddenly buckle under pressure and support an expansion of background checks, mere weeks after voting against such legislation. For one, Ayotte has never played the role of your typical New England Republican moderate — think Susan Collins or Scott Brown. Yes, she’s friendly with dealmakers such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, but her alliances with them are almost entirely on national-security issues. On...
  • Iraq’s Al Maliki is Obama’s Assad

    05/06/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | May 5, 2013 | Mark Langfan
    Iraq’s Al Maliki is Obama’s Assad The only difference between al Maliki and Assad is that US President Obama personally installed and armed the Iranian stooge al Maliki as the new Shiite Saddam. By Mark Langfan, INN On January 10th 49 BCE, Roman General Julius Caesar crossed south over the red Rubicon river with his army. An all-out-to-the-death Roman civil war was inevitable. On April 23, 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s Shiite tanks fired and murdered at least 23 unarmed Sunni protesters in the northern city of Hawijah as his tanks crossed red rivers of Sunni blood. An...
  • Italy Dog Frequent Churchgoer Since Owner Died

    05/06/2013 1:23:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Since his owner died over two months ago, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his mistress's funeral was held, Italian media said last month. When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta church begin to toll each afternoon in San Donaci near Brindisi, the 12-year-old German Shepherd sets off from the village to get himself a front row seat next to the altar, Il Messaggero newspaper said.
  • Pat Buchanan: ‘Amnesty and Path to Citizenship Lead to Erasure of Southern Border of U.S.’

    05/06/2013 1:20:04 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    “If you get amnesty and a path to citizenship, what the Mexican president wants, that will lead to the erasure of the southern border of the United States.” So ominously stated syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday. “If you get amnesty and a path to citizenship, what the Mexican president wants,” warned Buchanan, “that will lead to the erasure of the southern border of the United States because the Hispanic population in all those border states is going to be decisive in elections, and they will begin to demand that to people shut up about immigration and...
  • Pet Food Stamp Program Started For Low-Income Families [taxpayer dollars NOT involved]

    05/06/2013 1:19:40 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    CBS News - Dallas ^ | Monday, May 6, 2013 | N/A
    There is no question that some individuals and families across North Texas and the nation have had to ‘tighten their belts’ during rough economic times. Now one organization is focused on the pets belonging to those people. The non-profit Pet Food Stamps program is looking to help provide food for the pets of low-income families. Organizers say often the only option for poor pet owners is to abandon their family pet to the ASPCA or a high-kill shelter. “We feel that should not happen and provide free pet food to prevent that decision [high-kill shelter] from happening,” Pet Food Stamps...
  • President Obama’s Angst: The Community Organizer Blues?

    05/06/2013 1:17:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 6, 2013 | Brian Birdnow
    Writing in the Washington Post last week, E.J. Dionne admiringly noted that President Obama has successfully “changed the narrative” in national politics in highlighting Republican inactivity and obstructionism. Dionne notes, however, that Obama is feeling frustrated these days because the Republicans obstruct his initiatives, yet he takes the blame. (Mainstream media organs still adore this man no matter how many times he fumbles the ball, but no matter!) Dionne cautions that Obama should face the reality that the GOP will not make things easy for him and that constant complaints about congressional inactivity may soon become an excuse for his...
  • The highs and lows from the NRA convention

    05/06/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Brady Campaign's Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, joins Alex Wagner to discuss the highlights from this weekend's NRA convention in Houston...
  • Bed Down With Holocaust Denying Fraudsters, Wake Up and Eat Crow

    05/06/2013 1:04:37 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 11 replies ^ | May 6, 2013 | Zilla
    Next time some big importantpants “conservative” blogger wants to defend an islamopandering Republican politician by “debunking” counterjihad bloggers like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer by citing some “brutal takedown” of Geller & Spencer at some other blog, maybe he or she should consider checking the attack source first. Via iOwnTheWorld: Remember when Pamela wrote the story about Aga Khan, the Muslim who courted Rick Perry and convinced him to include an Islamic curriculum in Texas schools that taught a revisionist whitewashed history of Islam? Remember how Ace channeled Little Green Footballs and urged his morons to call Pamela all sorts...
  • Fraudulent Food Stamp Nation

    05/06/2013 12:59:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | May 6, 2013 | Dan Holler
    A 30-something graduate from the University of Chicago turned part-time blogger boldly declared, “I’m sort of a foodie, and I’m not going to do the ‘living off ramen’ thing.” He’d just finished “roasted rabbit with butter, tarragon and sweet potatoes.” His friend, a 30-year old art school graduate acknowledged, “I’m eating better than I ever have before.” The accounts come from the left-leaning Salon, which published the friends’ food journey under the provocative headline: Hipsters on food stamps. That was in March 2010, when 44.5 million people were part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Now, more than 47.7...
  • BHS teacher charged with sexual exploitation (Vermont)

    05/06/2013 12:58:12 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 56 replies
    WCAX TV ^ | May 06, 2013 | Jennifer Reading
    BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Burlington High School teacher is due in court Monday afternoon on charges of sexually exploiting a minor. School officials say Giovanna Yaranga, a Spanish teacher at BHS for 15 years, has been placed on administrative leave after allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a student. Sources tell Channel 3 News Yaranga had sex with a 17-year-old male student. Though 17 is above the legal age of consent, the exploitation statute prohibits people in authority positions from having sexual relations with people under their guidance. It's a felony punishable by up to five years in prison....
  • #DearPiers: Piers Morgan requests serious questions, citizens deliver

    05/06/2013 12:55:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Oh, bless his self-important little heart. He just doesn’t know when to quit! As Twitchy reported, actor Nick Searcy busted Piers in spectacular fashion after the CNN hackwad attempted to paint Dana Loesch and her family as Lanza 2.0. Now, most people would emerge from a sound intellectual throttling and take the hint that maybe, just maybe, it’s time to back off for a bit. Too bad Piers can’t help but shine the ol’ spotlight on himself.
  • Hugh Hewitt: House GOP leadership is a ballooning problem

    05/06/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    Republican ennui is engulfing the grass roots as the party's House majority sits, and sits, and sits, doing nothing except raising money and, yes, taking action to secure the country's helium reserve. The Balloon Council applauded the latter action. Yes, the council exists, and it says it represents 100,000 balloon-connected manufacturers, distributors and retailers.Perhaps the medical device industry or the families of the dead at Benghazi ought to appeal to the Balloon Council for help, as the GOP leadership has no interest in either the repeal of the job-destroying medical device tax of 2.3 percent on all sales revenue or...
  • Sun Unleashes Spectacular Solar Eruption

    05/06/2013 12:42:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies ^ | 04 May 2013 Time: 10:07 AM ET | Tariq Malik,
    An intense solar storm erupted from the sun on Friday (May 3) in a dazzling space weather display captured by a NASA spacecraft. The solar flare erupted from the edge the sun, with NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory snapping photos of the sun storm. The flare peaked at 1:32 p.m. EDT (1732 GMT), registering as a relatively medium-strength M5.7-class event. Friday's solar storm was the second major space weather event in three days, but was not aimed at Earth. According to astronomer Phil Plait, who chronicled the flare on his Bad Astronomy blog, the solar storm launched super-hot solar plasma...
  • Father of one of those killed in Benghazi: Who made the decision not to save him?

    05/06/2013 12:41:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    Monday May 6, 2013
    Chip Woods ‏@chipwoods 1h: tweets “Who made the decision not to save my son?“~Charles Woods(Father of Slain Navy Seal, Tyrone Woods) #Benghazi
  • Workers Claim Racial Bias in Farms’ Hiring of Immigrants

    05/06/2013 12:34:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2013 | ETHAN BRONNER
    VIDALIA, Ga. — For years, labor unions and immigrant rights activists have accused large-scale farmers, like those harvesting sweet Vidalia onions here this month, of exploiting Mexican guest workers. Working for hours on end under a punishing sun, the pickers are said to be crowded into squalid camps, driven without a break and even cheated of wages. But as Congress weighs immigration legislation expected to expand the guest worker program, another group is increasingly crying foul — Americans, mostly black, who live near the farms and say they want the field work but can’t get it because it is going...
  • Feds Duck Controversy--Restore Prize For Stamp Art to 6-year-old Girl

    05/06/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT · by SgtHooper · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A 6-year-old South Dakota girl who was initially accused of cheating in a federally-sponsored art contest was restored as a winner, and her painting of a duck is again on track to be used on a U.S. postage stamp. A 9-by-12-inch oil painting of a canvasback duck by Madison Grimm, of Burbank, S.D., was declared the winner from some 29,000 entries in the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. In addition to having their artwork immortalized on a stamp, winners receive a $5,000 scholarship. But days after the April 19 announcement, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials said Madison —...
  • William Ayers says Weather Underground, Boston bombings not same

    05/06/2013 12:32:23 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies ^ | 5-6-2013 |
    Bill Ayers, the 1960's radical who went on to become a college professor and associate of President Obama, said Saturday the bombings he helped the Weather Underground carry out to protest the Vietnam War bear no resemblance to the deadly Boston Marathon attack - and glossed over the fact that his group's bombs killed three fellow terrorists and have been linked to the murder of a San Francisco police officer. “How different is the shooting in Connecticut from shooting at a hunting range?” Ayers told a reporter who asked him to compare the incidents after Ayers spoke at a commemoration...
  • Are Americans Rational About Risk, or a Bunch of “Paranoid Nuts”?

    05/06/2013 12:28:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 6, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m conflicted. More and more people get lured into some form of government dependency every year, and this suggests Americans eventually will adopt a  European-style moocher mentality. This worries me. On the other hand, I periodically see polls suggesting that the American people have very libertarian views on key issues. By a margin of almost 4-1, Americans support a spending cap. Two-thirds of gun owners are willing to defy the law if politicians ban private possession of firearms. Recognition that big government is the greatest danger to America’s future. An increasingly negative view of the federal government. More than eight-to-one support for less...
  • Frank Rich Is Wrong about Civil Rights

    05/06/2013 12:21:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2013 | Kevin Williamson
    Frank Rich, writing in New York magazine, has taken issue with my pieces on Goldwater, Republicans, and civil rights, calling it part of “the most insidious and determined campaign to rewrite racial history on the right.” If you can dig through Mr. Rich’s characteristically limp and emotive prose, you will discover that his argument amounts to: “Nyah, nyah! Strom Thurmond!”
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 6-10,2013

    05/06/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
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  • Bad news about grandpa

    05/06/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
  • Cesar Conda –Marco Rubio’s chief of staff worked for George Soros

    05/06/2013 12:15:45 PM PDT · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Cesar Conda is Marco Rubio’s Chief of Staff. He recently made his Tweets private (protected) so the general public can’t read them. Cesar Conda has been pushing amnesty for illegals on Twitter and else as Marco Rubio’s PR agent. Conda, who is an immigration lawyer, went to work for George Soros before becoming Rubio’s Chief of Staff. Cesar Conda worked on the editorial advisory board of George Soros magazine, The International Economy Magazine. Cesar Conda had been spinning lies about the amnesty bill about how illegal wouldn’t get welfare, wait more than 10 years for citizenship, etc. Those lies have...
  • Kermit Gosnell Attorney Furious About Fox News Murder Trial Special

    05/06/2013 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The defense attorney for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is furious about the Fox News special that aired Friday and Sunday nights exposing the gruesome abortions and infanticides that took place at his abortion clinic. Jack McMahon claims the special was designed to sway members of the jury, even though jurors have been instructed to not watch or read any media coverage of Gosnell and the murder trial. As local Philadelphia reporter J.D. Mullane reported on Twitter this morning: and Following McMahon’s outburst, Judge Jefferey P. Minehart called the jury into the courtroom and instructed them to let him know if...
  • CBS Miami TV Reporter Confronts Me About Video Recording Him in Public

    05/06/2013 12:11:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Photography is not a Blog ^ | May 2, 2013 | Carlos Miller
    In the latest example of how the mainstream media is clueless to the online democratization of journalism, a CBS Miami reporter, who makes a living standing in front of the camera, confronted me about video recording him in public while on assignment. Brian Andrews accused me of interfering with his job when I was not even talking to him or standing in his shot. All I was doing was attempting to video record him interviewing my girlfriend, Rachel Mestre, about a brewing scandal involving a local towing company that she has been documenting on her blog. My plan was to...
  • Sowell: Words That Replace Thought

    05/06/2013 12:07:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 7, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    If there is ever a contest for words that substitute for thought, "diversity" should be recognized as the undisputed world champion. You don't need a speck of evidence, or a single step of logic, when you rhapsodize about the supposed benefits of diversity. The very idea of testing this wonderful, magical word against something as ugly as reality seems almost sordid. To ask whether institutions that promote diversity 24/7 end up with better or worse relations between the races than institutions that pay no attention to it is only to get yourself regarded as a bad person. To cite hard...
  • Nathan Fletcher, Now a Democrat

    05/06/2013 12:05:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Voice of San Diego ^ | Monday, May 6, 2013 | Randy Dotinga
    When former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher declared he was leaving the Republican Party, he proclaimed his independence and spurned both parties, which he said had created a system that was "completely dysfunctional." But on Saturday, he decided to become a Democrat. Scott Lewis dug through his old words and new ones to put it in perspective. When he left the Republicans, Fletcher had said that he did not change, the GOP did. Now, he acknowledges he had changed. Lewis also compiled some of the dozens of online reactions from politicos across the state from snarky Republicans to excited Democrats. I don't...
  • Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack (but jailed and blamed youtube filmmaker anyway)

    05/06/2013 12:05:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    PJ Media-Instapundit ^ | 5-6-2013 | Glenn Reynolds
    MAY 6, 2013 Glenn Reynolds CBS NEWS: Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack “from the get-go.” But the Administration still blamed filmmaker Nakoula, who is still in jail. They did this to keep the Benghazi debacle from exploding before the election. It worked. And filmmaker Nakoula is still in jail. ........ But here are some further lines of investigation. Some Obama-defenders will note that Nakoula was jailed for probation violations, of which he may have even been guilty...The question is, why, exactly, were they so eager to put Nakoula away?The fast-tracking of Nakoula’s jailing was highly irregular. Among...
  • What Piece of Seemingly Benign Advice From an NRA Speaker Has Liberal Sites Up in Arms?

    05/06/2013 11:49:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 5, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A speaker at the National Rifle Association convention advised parents to keep an extra gun safe in their children’s room — a suggestion that quickly made its way around the liberal blogosphere. Rob Pincus, the owner of self-defense training company I.C.E., told the audience at his seminar on home defense Saturday that if they hear an intruder, their first instinct will be to run to their kids. Therefore, that’s where their gun should be as well. “In the middle of the night, if I’m in the bathroom or getting a glass of water or I’m in the bedroom or watching...