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  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • President McCain 2008- What if McCain won the presidential election in 2008?

    06/16/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    AllVoices ^ | June 15, 2012 | Amee Ellsworth
    The Presidential election of 2008 was one of the most important in the history of the United States. The economy was on the verge of complete collapse, and decisions had to be made to ensure the economy did not fail. Let’s imagine, if we can, how things would have been different if McCain had beat Obama. The McCain-Palin ticket offered something that could have made history. A female vice president of the United States would have been a huge step toward equality for women- especially in positions of power. Aside from that one historical marker that would have been positive...
  • You mean 2008 Wasn’t Sarah Palin’s fault?

    06/12/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT · by ak267 · 5 replies
    Datechguy's Blog ^ | 6-12-2012 | Datechguy
    Today on Morning Joe Nicole Wallace was sitting in with Joe Scarborough & company (sans Mika) and the subject of President Obama’s statement concerning the “private sector is doing fine”. Plenty of people have hit the president on this but there was an interesting twist on the subject today beginning with the opening. The Show started with John McCain’s “The fundamentals of the economy are sound” statement with the Obama commercial that followed. Then then showed the president’s gaffe and Romney’s ad that followed. Joe, Nichole Wallace Steve Rattner and Mark Halperin started discussing it and comparing it to the...
  • Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008

    05/22/2012 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies
    Obama raised most from private equity, hedge funds in 2008 By Jonathan Easley - 05/22/12 09:52 AM ET President Obama raised far more cash from hedge fund and private equity donors than any other candidate in the 2008 election cycle. According to an analysis by the nonprofit group Open Secrets, Obama took in nearly $3.5 million from large private-equity donors that year — nearly twice what his general-election rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), pocketed. The data bring into focus the thin line Obama must walk in attacking presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s background in the industry, which has sparked...
  • The Democrats' Election Forgery Racket

    04/05/2012 9:05:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/4/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    A few weeks ago, Obama senior adviser and seasoned Chicago operative David Axelrod joked on MSNBC about election corruption. Asked whether "vote early and often" scams had come to an end in his shady hometown, Axelrod snarked: "Well, certainly on the air." Yuk, yuk, yuk. Behind the scenes, Democrats have been busy faking petition signatures, forging ballots and enlisting medical professionals to authorize fraudulent doctors' notes for liberal teachers-union operatives protesting Republican opponents. It's no laughing matter. This week, four Democratic officials in Indiana were hit with felony charges related to petition fraud in the state's 2008 primary. The prosecutions...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this year’s VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should “go rogue” with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBS’s This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • Did Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obama’s Ineligibility?

    04/04/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 4/3/2012 | da Tagliare
    Most people in the US, especially Democrats, believe that the Obama Birther Movement was started by Republicans and or the Tea Party. They believe it is a smear campaign aimed to tarnish the image of their hero of change. But they may be shocked to learn that the Birther Movement was actually started by former President Bill Clinton and Hillary back in 2008. Bettina Viviano was a vice president with Amblin Enterntainment, Steven Spielberg’s company, before launching her own film production company in 1990. In 2008, Viviano was asked to produce a documentary about voter fraud within the Democratic Party....
  • The Obamacare Shellacking

    03/09/2012 5:05:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Democratic support for President Obama’s controversial health care overhaul may have single-handedly caused the party’s historic “shellacking” in the 2010 mid-term elections, a new study finds. The study was conducted by a group of political science professors and published this week by American Politics Research. It found that, had it not been for the health care law, House Democrats likely would have held at least 25 seats and maintained their majority.
  • Democrats look back to 2008 (& try to recapture the mojo - Feinstein: tea party “extremism”)

    02/13/2012 4:41:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 2/12/12 | Christopher Cadelago
    Democrats look back to 2008Written by Christopher Cadelago 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12, 2012 Democratic leaders this weekend implored attendees at the state party convention in San Diego to harness the energy and enthusiasm of 2008, casting the upcoming elections as pivotal moments that will determine the trajectory of the country for decades to come. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Saturday that the only way to maintain the firewall against Republican and tea party “extremism” is to re-elect President Barack Obama, return her to the U.S. Senate for another term and marshal the resources to regain control of the House of Representatives....
  • Obama’s Former Faith Adviser: ‘I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying’

    01/29/2012 8:37:50 PM PST · by Tigen · 43 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 25, 2012 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about “God and Politics” that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing. “I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying,” said Casey, who is an associate professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Casey made the remarks at an event focusing on religion and the 2012 presidential election at the liberal Center for American Progress where he was a panelist along with Gabriel Salguero, president of the National...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Administration for Records of Possible Leak of Bin Laden Records

    01/29/2012 5:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Lonely Conservative ^ | 1/29/12 | Lonely Conservative
    Judicial Watch filed a freedom of information request for documents pertaining to the possible leak of the information relating to the killing of Osama bin Laden to a Hollywood producer in August 2011. The administration has yet to cough up the information, so Judicial Watch is suing them. The DOD admitted receiving the FOIA request on August 22, 2011, but advised Judicial Watch that “at this time, we are unable to make a release determination on your request within twenty (20) working days” of August 9, which would have been by September 6, 2011. The CIA acknowledged receiving the FOIA...
  • Massive opposition research file on Romney hits Internet

    If you think you’ve already heard everything there is to know about Mitt Romney, think again. A 200-page document that appears to be Sen. John McCain’s entire 2008 election-year opposition research file on the former Massachusetts governor hit the Internet with a vengeance Tuesday evening. And it’s an eye-opener. The file explores everything from the assessed value of Romney’s house (“$3.162 million”) to his views on the Boy Scouts’ ban of homosexuals (“publicly opposed … in 1994 and 2002 campaigns”). It was made public Tuesday on the social media website Buzzfeed, although it appears to have been accessible online for...
  • 2008 Presidential Results by Precinct (vanity)

    01/06/2012 6:19:25 PM PST · by piytar · 9 replies · 1+ views
    vanity ^ | Jan. 6, 2012 | piytar
    Hello FRiends. I am doing some research and was wondering if anyone could point me to a database of nationwide election results for the 2008 election of obama, broken down by precinct? Thanks!
  • The Islamic Republic of Sudan? (Does Iran Have a New Terrorist Weapons Factory in Sudan?)

    06/10/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2010 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level? The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle...
  • HBO Films: Game Change Tease

    12/21/2011 2:45:30 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 13 replies
    Ed Harris as McCain. Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
  • FReepers, find the Lies! Compare Obama transcript in 2008 on Healthcare to Obamacare

    12/02/2011 8:21:17 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 9 replies
    Public Record | 10-15-2008 | John McCain & Barak Obama
    Find the lies - compare Obama's 2008 debate answers on healthcare (what he would do) to Obamacare (what he did): October 15, 2008 Transcript of Presidential Debate Topic - Healthcare SCHIEFFER: All right, let's go to a new topic, health care. Given the current economic situation, would either of you now favor controlling health care costs over expanding health care coverage? The question is first to Senator Obama. OBAMA: We've got to do both, and that's exactly what my plan does. Look, as I travel around the country, this is the issue that will break your heart over and over...
  • Democratic Presidential Petition-Forging Scandal Investigation Ongoing (Obama 2008)

    12/01/2011 9:51:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies · 1+ views
    AdvanceIndiana ^ | 12-1-11 | Gary Welsh
    The investigation of how the 2008 Indiana presidential campaign of Barack Obama forged enough signatures so that his name could appear on the Indiana presidential primary ballot is still ongoing according to a report in today's South Bend Tribune. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak is handling the investigation, even though his name was among those of prominent Democrats whose signature was forged on the ballot petitions under review, which also includes ballot petitions submitted on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign. The Indiana State Police is conducting the investigation on behalf of Dvorak's office. The story does not indicate when...
  • Why Obama’s 2008 Coalition Won’t Save Him This Time

    11/08/2011 6:02:58 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 3 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 11-8-11 | William Galston
    The latest Gallup report, based on a massive sample of more than 39,000 adults, contains troubling news for Democrats. Individuals identifying with the Democratic Party are a smaller share of the American people than they were early in 2008, and their views are less representative of the people as a whole. This means that the Obama team, which faces the crucial choice of either doubling down on its 2008 winning mix of professionals, young people, and minorities or rebuilding support among Independents in the heartland, should emphasize the latter option. Any general election strategy that relies solely on mobilizing the...
  • Hey, wasn't Romney the "wacky" candidate in 2008? This is how MSM picks our candidates (VANITY)

    11/02/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    This is commentary on how the media picked Saruman(R-AZ) in 2008, in comparison to the current 2012 race. Michelle Bachmann was made to appear 'wacky'. Then Perry, the same. Remember the "big black cloud"? Now the media is trying to say he was drunk at the last debate. Now Cain and this stupid politico scandal. They're being whackified. But what of 2008? Who remembers how Huckabee was made out to be a religious whackjob? Thompson was made out to be a whacko because he didn't even want to be president. And then there's Romney. Romney was a whacko because of...
  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...
  • June 12, 2008 - Obama promotes middle-class tax cut

    10/15/2011 3:42:43 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 12, 2008 | Foon Rhee
    Barack Obama will highlight his middle-class tax cuts during an event today in Wisconsin, a potential battleground state in November. Obama is talking to Ryan and Jenny Micke of Appleton. With two kids, Ryan is a unit director with the Boys and Girls Club at the local middle school and Jenny works as an educational assistant at a nearby preschool. With a combined income of less than $40,000 year and $120,000 left on their mortgage, they live paycheck to paycheck and work hard to make ends meet, the Obama campaign said. The presumptive Democratic nominee will go in armed with...
  • Ex-Indiana governor(Kernan): That's not my signature on Obama petition

    10/12/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-12-11 | AP
    Former Gov. Joe Kernan says a signature on a petition to place Barack Obama's name on Indiana's 2008 primary ballot isn't his, putting him among dozens of dubious signatures found in a newspaper's investigation. Kernan, a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary, told the South Bend Tribune that he didn't sign the Obama document. "No, not at all," the former South Bend mayor said when asked whether the signature next to his name on the Obama petition looked like his own. "Nor does the printing look like mine." The Tribune reported Wednesday that it has talked...
  • Oh It's Not 2008 Eh?

    10/04/2011 7:31:48 AM PDT · by rokkitapps · 5 replies
    market-ticker.org ^ | 10-4-2011 | Karl Denninger
    Oh It's Not 2008 Eh? That's what all the crooners want you to believe. Today is 10/4. Yesterday the S&P closed at 1099. It also closed at 1099 on that same day in 2008. Over the next month and a half it would fall to 750, rally for a couple of months to about 900, and then collapsed to 666. Are we about to have a repeat - or a rhyme? Good question. This much is not in question - we were down massively yesterday, and today Europe's DAX, as I write this, is off a further 34%. (ed: oops...
  • Settlement reached with journalists arrested during 2008 Republican National Convention

    10/04/2011 5:44:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-4-11 | brady gervais
    The cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as other defendants, have settled with "Democracy Now!" journalists who sued over their arrests while they were covering the 2008 Republican National Convention. As part of the settlement, the cities and the U.S. Secret Service will pay a total of $100,000, said Anjana Samant, a Center for Constitutional Rights attorney who represented journalists Amy Goodman, Nicole Salazar and Sharif Abdel Kouddous. The settlement was reached Thursday night and recorded Friday in U.S. District Court, Samant said. The cities agreed to pay a combined $90,000; the federal government agreed to pay $10,000.
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • As Europe Closes, Top German Bank Chief Warns: Banking Situation Is "More Dramatic" Than In 2008

    09/05/2011 9:09:52 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-5-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    As Europe Closes, Top German Bank Chief Warns: Banking Situation Is "More Dramatic" Than In 2008 Joe Weisenthal Sep. 5, 2011, 11:56 AMRight at 11:30 AM (ET) when Europe closed, an ominous headline came out. RTRS-GERMAN DEVELOPMENT BANK KFW CHIEF SCHROEDER- SITUATION OF BANKING INDUSTRY IS "MUCH MORE DRAMATIC THAN IN 2008 We haven't seen more context yet. That's from FT Alphaville's Neil Hume. Needless to say, the funding situation in Europe is very bad. Along the same themes, earlier FT's Tracy Alloway published chart from Deutsche Bank, showing that through 2011, there's been no net new issuance of bank...
  • Timeline shows Bush McCain Warning Dems of financial and housing crisis; meltdown - YouTube

    09/04/2011 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 24, 2008 | Fox news
    From Fox News Channel Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Special Report With Brit Hume
  • 25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic Button

    08/30/2011 10:09:59 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-30-2011
    25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic ButtonAugust 30, 2011 Most of the worst financial panics in history have happened in the fall. Just recall what happened in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Well, September 2011 is about to begin and there are all kinds of signs that the financial world is about to hit the big red panic button. Wave after wave of bad economic news has come out of the United States recently, and Europe is embroiled in an absolutely unprecedented debt crisis. At this point there is a very real possibility...
  • Richfield man among 6 accused of illegal voting in Duluth, Iron Range

    08/18/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies · 1+ views
    duluth news tribune ^ | 8-18-11 | Mark Stodghill
    Six people have recently been charged in St. Louis County with a felony crime that is rarely seen on a Northeastern Minnesota court docket: "Voting while ineligible." It's a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but a conviction most likely will result in a probationary sentence. Under Minnesota law, a person is ineligible to vote if their civil rights had not been restored after being convicted of treason, or any felony, or while under a guardianship in which a court order revoked the ward's right to vote, or if found by...
  • The lesson of 2008

    08/16/2011 3:16:39 PM PDT · by Quicksilver · 41 replies
    August 16, 2011 | Quicksilver
    The lesson of 2008 was that when we are divided we lose. Any of the 2008 GOP candidates were vastly preferable to Obamanation, especially given that Pelosi and Reid controlled Congress. When liberals have unchecked power an epic amount of damage can be (and was) done. It was (and still is) imperative that Obama be defeated. You never win by losing. My most preferred 2008 candidate was Fred Thompson. Sadly, for whatever reasons, Fred never got traction. It was clear to me that it would come down to either Romney or McCain; I felt that Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee...
  • “The Sequel”: How 2011 Is A Repeat of 2008—Only Bigger, Longer, and Uncut by Bailouts

    08/15/2011 2:28:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2011 | Gonzalo Lira
    I might have missed it, but I don’t think anyone has noticed this simple truism: The structural causes that led to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 are identical to the structural causes that are leading us to another systemic financial crisis in 2011. The only difference is the kind of debt at the core of the looming crisis: Mortgage-backed securities in 2008, as opposed to European sovereign debt in 2011. And of course, the debt hole in 2011 is bigger than in 2008—a lot bigger. That’s why I am confident in predicting we are about to have another Global...
  • Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008 (some typical RAT fraud in Raleigh)

    08/11/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WITN ^ | 8/11/11
    Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008Three Raleigh residents apparently thought casting one ballot in 2008 wasn't enough. Posted: 9:16 PM Aug 11, 2011 **SNIP** Authorities said Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl McLean each cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election, then voted again on Election Day. They are charged with voter fraud and are free on $10,000 bond apiece. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said six more arrests are pending. Republicans leapt on news of the arrests Thursday to bolster support for a GOP-backed bill to require voters to show photo...
  • Nevada Judge Calls ACORN 'Reprehensible,' Slaps Group With Maximum Fine for Voter Fraud

    08/10/2011 10:37:41 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 10, 2011 | Eric Shawn
    A Nevada judge on Wednesday gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state. District Court Judge Donald Mosley was blunt and unsparing in his criticism of the discredited activist group. Citing the long history of voter registration fraud allegations that engulfed ACORN across the country, he slapped the group with a $5,000 fine for violating Nevada election law during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. He said that if the claims have been true, then "It...
  • Obama tells donors, "Remember 2008!?"

    07/01/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by erod · 30 replies
    My Way ^ | Jul 1, 1:08 AM | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    Obama seemed to acknowledge the dampened expectations Thursday during a fundraiser in Philadelphia, telling campaign donors that he knew there would be setbacks in governing, just like he faced setbacks during his campaign in 2008. But he appealed to supporters to show the same vigor they did more than two years ago to send him to victory. "I understand that sometimes generating the same energy is difficult," he said at an event later. "We've gone through two years of very difficult work." He then added, with a chuckle: "My hair is grayer. I'm not as young and vibrant as I...
  • Obama urges supporters to regain 2008 energy

    06/30/2011 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 1, 2011 1:08 AM EDT | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    PHILADEPHIA (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are trying to reassure donors who have concerns about a range of policy decisions and pace of change during Obama's first term. Some top donors and even members of Obama's campaign team say that to replicate the success of 2008, the president and his advisers must reassure the fundraising community on a number of issues, from regulations on Wall Street to the Middle East peace process to the president's refusal to endorse gay marriage. "It's not unfair to say the...
  • The Troubling Election of Barack Obama ZOT 2 of 2

    06/15/2011 9:59:30 PM PDT · by BeAFlyOnTheWall · 99 replies
    No Such Thing As An Opinion. Can YOU Outsmart Me? ^ | January 7, 2011 | NoSuchThingAsAnOpinion
    In this series of articles, I will refer to Barack Obama as Barry Soetoro. You may be wondering why I've chosen to reference the name Barry Soetoro and not Barack Obama.  Simple.  I found more credible evidence (ie. actual documentation) that references the name Barry Soetoro rather than Barack Obama. Yes, really! Now, how did this bizarre situation occur? How could there be so little existing evidence in support of such basic, non-controversial information: one's legal name? Well, Soetoro has covered up the evidence!  So we simply don't know what his legal name is! On January 21, 2009, amid the...
  • Nixon and today's progressive GOP (RINOs talk like conservatives, govern like Socialists)

    06/04/2011 11:15:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-06-04 | Ellis Washington
    Despite the past two and a half years America has been run by a president who is in every respect a socialist with communist tendencies, the pathetic GOP cannot effectively mount a first-tier candidate to seriously challenge this diminutive Marxist professor. Why? Because for 40 years the GOP has used the rhetoric of conservative Ronald Reagan, but the tactics, strategies and policies of RINO Richard Nixon. Indeed, Reagan is lionized by today's GOP and has been for 30 years since his two successful presidential terms (1981-89), yet it reminds me of the words of Christ rebuking the hypocritical and power-hungry...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulls out of greenhouse gas effort

    05/26/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/27/11
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Thursday that he would pull out of a regional climate pact by the end of the year, delivering a political setback to the fledging effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. In a news conference, Christie said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 2005 accord in which 10 states agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants 10 percent by 2018, would not be able to meet its goals. The program requires plants in the region that burn fossil fuels to buy pollution allowances for the carbon they...
  • Shades of 2008: A Greek Default Won’t Be ‘Contained’, John Mauldin Says

    05/24/2011 2:36:28 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 5-24-2011 | Aaron Task/John Mauldin
    Shades of 2008: A Greek Default Won’t Be ‘Contained’, John Mauldin Says By Aaron Task Daily TickerMay 24, 2011(Click to the site to see a video) Financial markets shuddered Monday as fears over Europe's sovereign debt crisis resurfaced yet again. Still, the Dow closed off its worst levels of the session amid the conventional view that Greece's debt crisis can be managed. But Endgame author John Mauldin says Greece won't be any more "contained" than subprime mortgages were in 2008. "It's not something that stops at the European waters," Mauldin says. "Just like the subprime crisis didn't stop in California…I'm...
  • Obama drops climate change talk as green movement fizzles

    04/28/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1:21 p.m. EDT, April 27, 2011 | By Jonah Goldberg
    The public is increasingly skeptical of global warming and far more worried about the economy than the environmentWhat the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled. As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a sweeping effort to make good on candidate Barack Obama's pledge to start turning back the rising oceans. The Democrats held Congress. Both John McCain and Mr. Obama had promised to push for capping carbon emissions. Corporations had gotten on board. Al Gore...
  • Hezbollah terror attack on Israelis abroad ‘is imminent’

    04/21/2011 5:31:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Cell seeks to avenge assassination of Imad Mughniyeh; attack could target Israelis in immediate future, security sources warn; Talal Hamia named as Hezbollah commander charged with carrying out strike. Hezbollah is planning a terrorist attack against Israelis abroad within days, security sources warned on Thursday night. The warning of the imminent attack did not mention specific locations. It was issued as many Israelis were abroad for the weeklong Pessah holiday. Security is being stepped up at potential Jewish and Israeli targets overseas, the sources said. They named Hezbollah operative Talal Hamia as the commander of a small but well-organized overseas...
  • Obama 2008 campaign under scrutiny

    04/18/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT · by Phlap · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/16/2011 | Rebecca Stewart
    No one is immune from an audit, including President Barack Obama. The Federal Election Commission has begun an audit of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to Roll Call newspaper. The campaign, a record-breaking fund-raising machine that brought in nearly $750 million for then-candidate Obama, attributed most of its contributions to small-dollar donors. But the size of the haul almost guaranteed an audit would eventually occur.
  • Kmiec Comes Home: Ambassador Resigns Position in the Obama Administration

    04/17/2011 5:52:39 PM PDT · by tcg · 23 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/17/2011 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Readers of Catholic Online recall the series of back and forth disagreements which flowed between now Ambassador Doug Kmiec and I during the last Presidential campaign. Doug is a friend, albeit one with whom I held a very serious disagreement. His quickly written book released during the last Presidential campaign was entitled "Can a Catholic Support Him?" and subtitled "Asking the Big Question about Barrack Obama". It made a serious impact on the last Presidential election. In the forward to the book he was kind enough to acknowledge me with these words "Deacon Keith Fournier's writing and editing of Catholic...
  • Trump lashes out at George W. Bush and Obama

    04/16/2011 7:51:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Trump lashes out at George W. Bush and Obama By: CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) – Donald Trump has more harsh criticism for one of the most recognizable men in the world: George W. Bush. In a display of bipartisan bashing, Trump lashed out at the nation's 43rd president as he criticized the 44th. "George Bush gave us Barack Obama. If it weren't for George Bush, we wouldn't have Barack Obama," Trump said on Friday. "So I'm not thrilled with George Bush." The billionaire real estate mogul made the comments at his famed Palm Beach estate...
  • Obama and the Ghost of '68

    03/27/2011 6:27:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    In 2008, Democratic voters had their pick of many candidates for president -- from Hillary Clinton to John Edwards to Joe Biden. Why did they choose Barack Obama? After all, he had less experience in office than many of his rivals. He was not as well-known. He had the potential electoral liability of being black. No one knew if he was tough enough to stand up to Republican assaults in a nasty campaign. So what accounts for his success? More than any other reason, he won because he had opposed the invasion of Iraq -- which Clinton and others had...
  • Palin: I could have brought change in '08

    03/20/2011 9:21:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/19/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Palin: I could have brought change in '08By Jordan Fabian - 03/19/11 12:52 PM ET Republicans would have been more successful in the 2008 presidential elections if she was at the top of the ticket, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested Saturday. Speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, Palin was asked why the GOP ticket did not defeat then-Sen. Barack Obama (D). Palin said that Obama ran a strong campaign and effectively billed himself as a change candidate. Pressed by India Today editor Aroon Purie that she also represented change, Palin replied, "I wasn't at the top...
  • Sarah Palin Suggests Things Might Have Been Better For GOP Had She Been On Top Of Ticket In ‘08

    03/20/2011 7:05:46 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 96 replies
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin suggested Republicans would have fared better in 2008 had she, not John McCain, been the messenger of change for the GOP. “I wasn’t at the top of the ticket, remember?” Speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, Palin was asked why Republicans were unable to defeat Barack Obama in 2008. Palin told Aroon Purie, editor of India Today that Obama was able to cast himself as the change candidate, and that things might have gone differently had she been the GOP’s presidential candidate. Palin did not suggest that she should have been the...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Kanjorski and the Money Market Funds: The Facts

    07/09/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 15 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | February 12, 2009 | Felix Salmon
    With the Kanjorski Meme still spreading (see Ben Smith, Andrew Leonard, Moldbug, and more), I think I'm finally able to squash it with some hard figures: there never was a $500 billion outflow from any asset class in the space of a couple of hours or even weeks, and the Fed never shut down or froze any money-market accounts. This is not the first time that Kanjorski has made these allegations. But first, it's worth going through the timeline. On September 15, Lehman Brothers failed. The Reserve fund -- which was $64 billion that morning, and which had a substantial...
  • Did China or Jihadists try to bankrupt America?

    03/01/2011 3:12:04 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:16 PM on 1st March 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title: "Did China or Jihadists try to bankrupt America? Pentagon report reveals financial terrorists may have triggered economic crash" Terrorists and other 'financial enemies' were likely responsible for the near collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008, a new Pentagon report has concluded. The 2009 report, Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses, said financial terrorism by Jihadists or countries such as China may have cost the global economy $50 trillion in a series of co-ordinated strikes against the U.S. economy. In an astonishing conclusion, the report claims two unidentified traders deliberately devalued trillions of dollars' worth of stocks at...