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  • The Ultimate Appeal to Persuade Fellow Blacks to Stop Voting Democrat

    05/01/2012 6:31:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/01/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Candidly, I have struggled with this for years -- how best to explain why I am a black conservative and why fellow black Americans should join me. I served on a board with an extremely bright black mom. Both of her kids, a boy and a girl, are brilliant; her son received a full scholarship to Yale. This black mom is well-read on "whiny" black liberal authors and philosophers. I am talking about the majority of black authors you see featured on mainstream TV. They sound extremely intellectual, explaining how white America is still systematically abusing blacks and why more...
  • This explains a lot about modern journalistic malpractice

    04/29/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Walter Lippmann, the "Father of Modern Journalism", is really a piece of work. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make the title of this post. I simply do not believe that any man who holds the following views could possibly be a journalist worth a damn. Pardon my language, but this makes me sick. Every time I read something from this guy, I have an internal revolt. In his regular column "Today and Tomorrow", on April 7th, 1933, the following is written under the title "Roosevelt's Achievement": At the beginning of last month the country was...
  • The subversive network taking over America

    04/30/2012 11:00:18 PM PDT · by DBeers · 26 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 30, 2012 | Wes Vernon
    The subversive network taking over America The time has long passed when we could afford to look the other way on the extent to which subversive influences — communist and jihad-oriented Islamists — have for years been worming their way into the high councils of our government.So let's say this again: When the Cold War ended, the enemies of America did not just go away. America is under attack from Communists (with both a large and small "c") and Jihadists.These two threats to America (by violent means if necessary) have philosophical differences, but they are bound together by an identical...
  • How Babies Were Left to Die: Nurse Recounts Horrors of Infanticide Practice Barack Obama Protected

    04/29/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 12, 2008 | John Jalsevac
    August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the same time that the National Right to Life Committee has unearthed documents proving that Barack Obama repeatedly voted against a bill that would have protected children born alive after an attempted abortion, Illuminati Pictures has released a video of an interview with a nurse who witnessed the very practice that Obama protected while in the Illinois senate (See: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081101.html  ). Jill Stanek was a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois in 1999 when she discovered that babies born alive after failed abortions purposely were being left to die in the "soiled...
  • Martial Red Zone In America: Heavily Armed Security Teams To Patrol Chicago

    05/01/2012 5:22:55 AM PDT · by Fennie · 17 replies
    SHTF ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    If Transportation Security pat downs at public venues, thousands of drones over the skies of America, and the National Security Agency's new Echelon-like listening center in Utah weren't enough to convince you that we're living in a police state, then perhaps the latest news out of Chicago will change your mind. As world leaders prepare to meet in the windy city for their annual NATO summit, U.S. federal officials are working feverishly to implement a security net so broad that it encompasses the entirety of Cook County, Illinois. While international summits are traditionally met with a larger police presence and...
  • Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush

    05/01/2012 1:09:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Instapundit at PJMedia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Glenn Reynolds
    Full Title:Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush. “He kept pushing this change, change, change, and he hasn’t done anything. Read the article at Instapundit: Read the article at Instapundit:http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/141952/
  • Obama Spam (3 in one day!) + bonus [Barf Alert]

    04/30/2012 8:38:19 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    Obama spam email | 04/30/2012 | Obama Spam
    The first 3 are from today, the bonus is from yesterday. Maybe, it is a sign of desperation? I hope.First: [sucker] - I've been getting a ton of questions about the George Clooney contest -- what are the odds? Will you pick my mom? Can staff win? (For the last time, the answer's no.) Honestly, I really don't care who wins unless you're talking about Election Day. But if you're counting the hours to when the winners are picked, I won't judge -- and congrats if you're one of them. What I'm counting is how many people step up between...
  • Rather: Romney Has ‘Good Chance of Beating’ Obama

    04/30/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsMax / The Politico ^ | April 30, 2012 | Wire Staff
    Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. “I have no idea what kind of president [former Massachusetts] Gov. Romney will make, but I do think . . . he has a good chance of becoming president,” Rather told Politico. “President Obama is even money at best at this particular time . . . His odds right now are 50/50 in my book.” Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, “Rather Outspoken: My...
  • "Forward Forward" A Hitler Youth Anthem

    04/30/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT · by B.Lyle · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/1/2012 | vanity
    A few people have commented on the fact that Obama's 2012 campaign slogan 'Forward' has a long history in socialist and communist ideology. The most chilling and in your face example I've seen so far is from the National Socialist Hitler Youth Anthem "Forward,Forward." The themes of youth have always been a big part of Obama's campaigns, but seeing his campaign slogan being sung by actual Hitler Youth Members really brings it all together and creeps me out. As I said on Twitter, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to release it as campaign material. Forward Forward
  • Rejoice Republicans — Romney is for real

    04/30/2012 4:49:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    Why so glum, chum? Haven’t you heard? Mitt Romney’s arrived, and he’s serious this time.
  • Virgil Goode wins the nomination for Constitution Party!

    04/30/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    4/30/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to the Constitution Party website. I don't know too much about Mr. Goode, but I will be now be seeking to find out more about him. But I do know that as with Ronald Reagan, he too was once a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party - but then went beyond that to the Constitution Party in the end. Despite not knowing too much about Goode, he can't possibly get the Cons. Party nom, and yet be worse than Romney or Obama. Given what we have seen today, with the Romney campaign saying that Romney advised the Obama administration...
  • A Cynical Process: Part II (Thomas Sowell on Obama's reelection)

    04/30/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 1, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    A small headline in the 2nd section of the Wall Street Journal last week told a bigger story than a lot of front page banner headlines. It said, "U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas." Just as there is no free lunch, there is no free class warfare. Some people may be inspired by President Obama's talk about making "the rich" pay their undefined "fair share" of taxes, or taking away corporations' "tax breaks." But talk is not always cheap. It can be very costly to those working people who are looking for jobs that the Obama administration's anti-business...
  • Help Save Our National Monuments-Vote for a TRUE Conservative in the Arizona Primary

    04/30/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Charlotte Ralstin · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 30, 2012 | Charlotte Ralstin
    Help Protect Our Nation's Capitol. Vote for a true conservative in the AZ 2012 primary.
  • Ron Paul Supporters Focus on State Delegations

    04/30/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT · by An American! · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2012, 11:45 AM | Danny Yadron
    Undaunted by a GOP primary that is effectively over, Rep. Ron Paul’s supporters are now working to take over state Republican parties and delegations to the Republican National Convention this summer. This weekend, Mr. Paul’s backers effectively captured the Alaska GOP, won the Louisiana caucuses and beat out delegates picked by Mitt Romney in Massachusetts, the presumptive nominee’s home state.
  • Forward?--Calling Ken Kesey

    04/30/2012 9:19:30 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 31 replies
    04/30/2012
    I couldn't help but think of this when I heard Obama's new campaign slogan.https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1Risx_iNgLo/T564psmsy8I/AAAAAAAACWM/d_QpVdyBjSA/s432/forwardbus.JPG
  • No Obamacare Exchanges

    04/29/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Obamacare had a bad couple of days before the Supreme Court — so bad that President Obama made some ill-considered comments about the Court from which he still hasn't totally backpedaled. Though the oral arguments over the individual mandate and severability were encouraging, we cannot count on the Supremes to kill Obamacare. Opponents must keep fighting it on all fronts. The most important front right now is to ensure that states do not create the health-insurance exchanges Obamacare needs in order to operate. Refusing to create exchanges is the most powerful thing states can do to take Obamacare down. Think...
  • One Chance (Vomit Alert)

    04/29/2012 2:16:00 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Barry's Youtube Page
    Video at link
  • Obama Does Bin Laden Sack Dance

    04/28/2012 10:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 27, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Sort of mixing my football metaphors here, but Obama made the haughty comment after the Bin Laden operation that he didn’t need to “spike the football.” Well, a change of heart came over the president and he made a web video bragging about offing the al-Qaeda chief: Fourteen million unemployed or underemployed Americans in an election year will have that effect on a president.Weekly Standard: The narrator in the ad is former President Bill Clinton.This latest ad contradicts President Obama’s own pledge after he took out bin Laden. “You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Obama told...
  • Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric

    04/28/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Saturday April 28, 2012
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy. He will favor more intimate settings, like the Ohio classroom, and a schedule that calls for fewer public appearances as the campaign hopes to show a softer side of the former Massachusetts governor who struggles at times to connect with average Americans. That's a dramatic difference from Obama, who feeds on large crowds and has...
  • Breitbart.com will NOT have an Obama bombshell video

    04/28/2012 4:47:19 PM PDT · by rightjb · 136 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/28/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Steve Bannon Says Breitbart Will Not Have an Obama Bombshell | @PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People | http://bit.ly/JtyXFx I have just spent two days at the True the Vote National Summit featuring James O’Keefe, Anita MonCrief, Christian Abrams, Pat Caddell, John Fund and many others. I wanted to rush two newsworthy items out before a much more thoughtful and comprehensive post tomorrow on the conference. The final speaker was the Executive Chairman of Breitbart.com and Sarah Palin THE UNDEFEATED Producer Steve Bannon who broke a bombshell by saying: Breitbart will not have a magic video that will change the election....
  • NM governor's grandfather not an illegal immigrant, became a US citizen in 1942

    04/28/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 27, 2012 4:03 PM CDT i | BARRY MASSEY |
    (AP) Ever since taking office last year as the nation's first Hispanic female governor, New Mexico's Susana Martinez found her family tree scrutinized over whether her grandfather was an illegal immigrant. Documents obtained by AP, however, show that he was lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1918 and became a citizen in 1942, something not even Martinez knew and a discovery that removes a potential trouble spot for someone talked about as an attractive Republican vice presidential prospect for Mitt Romney. Martinez was surprised at the news, ... The first-term governor insists she's not interested in...
  • 60 in 2012 ( The Senate, Vanity )

    04/28/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT · by taildragger · 29 replies
    n/a | 04/28/2012 | Taildragger
    If we look at the Senatorial Landscape IMHO a pattern is emerging. Lugar, almost gone, Ditto that Hatch. And the one that floors me, Menendez in New Jersery vs. (R) Kyrillos. Menendez is at 43% and Kyrillos is at 33% 7 months out, and Menendez is below the magic 50% mark. That screams to me he is in political trouble. If it is that bad in "blue" New Jersey, what are the winds of political fortune for other Republican / Conservative challengers in other States like Michigan.With that said, I am gonna go out on a limb and ask the...
  • Where George Clooney comes in (Obama Spam)

    04/27/2012 11:04:23 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 6 replies
    Obama spam email | 4/27/2012 | Moochelle Obama
    [dear pawns] -- We're up against a critical fundraising deadline this coming Monday, and we need your help. We know you're working hard for this campaign, but we also want you to have some fun -- and that's where George Clooney comes in. If you chip in between now and Monday, you'll be automatically entered for the chance to join Barack at George Clooney's house on May 10th. Don't miss out -- make a donation of $3 or whatever you can: https://donate.barackobama.com/Barack-and-George Thanks, and good luck, Michelle [disclaimer, way down at the bottom of the email (many spaces deleted for...
  • For Obama, bin Laden killing becomes campaign tool (not Moochelle's vacations)

    04/27/2012 6:29:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 4/27/12 | BEN FELLER
    For Obama, bin Laden killing becomes campaign toolBy BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent Apr 27, 6:01 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- The killing of Osama bin Laden, first presented as a moment of national unity by President Barack Obama, has become something else: a political weapon. **SNIP** The broader goal for Obama, whether through campaign web videos or the trappings of the White House, is not to just to remind voters of an enormous victory on his watch. It is to maximize a political narrative that he has the courage to make tough calls that his opponent might not.
  • A Mormon America, Brought To You By Mitt Romney

    04/27/2012 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 172 replies
    christiannewstoday ^ | 4/27/10 | By Tricia Erickson, author of the book, “Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?”
    If the GOP didn’t hurt us enough by propping John McCain up to be our 2008 nominee, handing us Barack Obama on a silver platter, now, by serving up this horrendous Romney Manchurian Candidate to be our next President, they are further promoting another party member, the “POM”, the “Party of Mormonism”. We have seen the power of the Mormon voting bloc by way of Romney winning Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Hawaii and Florida, and Utah will be a slam-dunk. We can expect that 90% of the 6 million US Mormons will vote for Romney. According to LDS statistics and...
  • Obama Campaign Raises Money for Hillary Clinton

    04/27/2012 3:37:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | April 27 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Four years ago, the Obama fund-raising machine worked to bury Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now his contributors are opening their wallets for her. Obama campaign officials have asked the president’s elite donors and fund-raisers to donate to Mrs. Clinton’s defunct presidential campaign committee, with the goal of retiring $245,000 in debt left over from her 2008 White House bid. As secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton is barred from engaging in political activity or actively fund-raising for herself. People familiar with the effort said the campaign’s outreach grew out of discussions with Mrs. Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has agreed...
  • Obama Team Changes Line Of Attack Against Romney

    04/27/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | April 27 2012 | Don Gonyea
    General-election battle lines are taking shape between President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Romney is sticking with his long-standing attack on the president as someone not up to the huge job of turning around the economy. But the Obama campaign has recently changed its message: Instead of portraying Romney as a flip-flopping, say-anything politician, it is now arguing that the former Massachusetts governor is a man with extreme positions far outside the American mainstream. And it's an opportune time to reframe the debate, said Grant Neeley, who teaches political science at the University of Dayton. "A lot of...
  • Palin backs Lugar's opponent in primary (She backs Mourdock not LugarINO

    04/27/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2012 | David Catanese
    Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana dubbing the insurgent challenger as the "conservative choice" in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar. ... "Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate... and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C." ...
  • TX Woman gets over 3000 signatures for Texas Presidential Debate (w/ Mitt Romney & Ron Paul?)

    04/27/2012 6:58:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 9 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/27/12 | David Bellow
    This past weekend at my County Convention in Hardin County, TX, I was pleasantly surprised when a young woman from my county, Chelsea Willis, approached me and said she had a petition with over 3000 signatures on it. The petition was to try to persuade Mitt Romney to come to a Texas Republican Presidential Debate. The petition is titled "Potential Nominees, attend the GOP Debate (Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012)" In recent years, Texas has had little say in the Republican Presidential Race. The Texas GOP tried to put Texas on the map by getting together a debate on...
  • Judge Wants Definition of 'Natural Born Citizen'

    04/27/2012 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 145 replies
    WND ^ | 26 April 2012 | Bob Unruh
    U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson of Tennessee said the courts ultimately must define “natural born citizen,” affirming that the “issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency is certainly substantial.” “This specific question has been raised in numerous lawsuits filed since President Obama took office,” Anderson wrote in his opinion. “The outcome of the federal question in this case will certainly have an effect on other cases presenting the same issue about whether President Obama meets the constitutional qualifications for the presidency.” Van Irion, whose Liberty Legal Foundation brought the case, alleges the plan...
  • 8 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Is More Right Wing Than George W. Bush

    04/26/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies
    americablog.com ^ | April 26 2012 | By Judd Legum and Alex Seitz-Wald
    1. Bush passed a huge tax cut plan, mostly benefiting the wealthy. Romney’s tax cut plan is four times larger, more heavily weighted to benefit ultra wealthy. 2. Bush signed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Romney supports repealing virtually all campaign finance laws. 3. Bush supported comprehesive immigration reform, a path to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants and provisions of the DREAM Act. Romney opposes all of it.
  • Your airfare and hotel -- covered (Obama Spam Lottery)

    04/26/2012 8:35:43 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 6 replies
    obama spam email | 04/26/2012 | Julianna Smoot
    [gullible suckers]-- I know this probably isn't the first time you're hearing about this, but chances like this don't come up very often. And the deadline is approaching. Chip in $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered to go to L.A. and spend an evening with President Obama and George Clooney. We'll cover airfare and hotel for you and whoever you choose to bring with you. All you have to do to be automatically entered is donate what you can to support this campaign: https://donate.barackobama.com/Obama-and-Clooney Thanks, Julianna Julianna Smoot Deputy Campaign Manager Obama for America
  • Obama administration hires former Planned Parenthood spokesman

    04/26/2012 7:44:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 26 2012 | Fox News
    The Obama administration has hired Planned Parenthood's former spokesman to work in the Department of Health and Human Services' press shop -- angering anti-abortion groups, who pointed to the decision as evidence of the administration's bias. The federal health department tapped Tait Sye, former media relations director at Planned Parenthood, to be the new deputy assistant secretary for public affairs. In that role, Sye is likely to be dealing with many of the same controversies through which he navigated during his time at Planned Parenthood. While working for the abortion provider, Sye was outspoken in his organization's support for the...
  • Obama site touts 40 accomplishments for gays

    04/26/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    bpnews.net/ ^ | April 24 2012 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Perhaps trying to send a message to gay activists who want him to do more, President Obama's re-election website has posted a timeline of 40 specific accomplishments his administration has made for the gay community -- a timeline that no doubt will be referenced both by his supporters and opponents in the coming months. The rainbow-colored timeline begins in June 2009, when he ordered the federal government to extend some benefits to the partners of gay federal employees, and ends in March of this year, when he announced his opposition to a North Carolina constitutional amendment that...
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • BREAKING! Rep. Young wants ATF explanation about AK records checks

    04/26/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Alaska Congressman Don Young today demanded to know why agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been asking gun shop owners in the 49th State for copies of their gun sales records. As this column reported, ATF agents had contacted gun shops in Anchorage for the bound books which contain information on gun buyers. Federal law prohibits federal agents from doing that, and they know it. Gun rights activists across the Northwest are furious. The situation has caused an uproar in the firearms community, and Young – a member of the National Rifle Association Board of...
  • Obama's Biggest Donor Under Investigation

    04/26/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    he Hollywood studio run by one of President Obama’s biggest donors is under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission for bribing Chinese officials to secure exclusive film rights in the communist country—rights secured in secretive negotiations that included Vice President Joe Biden. The SEC is investigating at least five Hollywood studios—including 20th Century Fox, Disney, and DreamWorks Animation—for allegedly making illegal payments to Chinese officials, Reuters reported Tuesday. DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is the largest donor to the Obama reelection super PAC Priorities USA... Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/obama-donor/2012/04/26/obamas-biggest-donor-under-investigation#ixzz1tBZxsEcC
  • EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers

    04/25/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/25/12 | JimInhofePressOffice
    In a Senate speech, Senator Inhofe will draw attention to a little known video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA's enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers. In this video Administrator Armendariz says: "But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it's one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my...
  • Iran readying hacker attacks on U.S. infrastructure, specialists say

    04/26/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/25/12 | Shaun Waterman
    Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress Thursday. "Elements of the IRGC [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] have openly sought to pull hackers into the fold" of a religiously motivated cyberarmy, according to Frank J. Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. Lawmakers from two House Homeland Security subcommittees will hold a joint hearing Thursday about the cyberthreat posed by Iran, as tensions over Tehran's nuclear program continue at a...
  • Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas

    04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/26/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters. “They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that...
  • MITT ROMNEY: GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SERVE IN BOY SCOUTS

    04/26/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 169 replies
    GLAAD ^ | 4/26/2012 | Aaron McQuade
    As support for gay mom and former Boy Scout troop leader Jennifer Tyrrell contines to pour in from across America, it's important to reflect on those who have been saying all along that moms like Jen should be allowed in the Boy Scouts. Including Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said in a 1994 debate: “I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate...
  • Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party

    04/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 26 2012 | Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party Larry M. Elkin, Palisades
    Successful politicians, by definition, look for opportunities to advance themselves and their parties. Occasionally, the right thing to do and the politically expedient thing to do are one and the same. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week proposed a compromise on the Dream Act that promises to serve both as a means of partially repairing the relationship between the Republican Party and Hispanic voters and as a way for young people who are American by experience, if not a birth, to legally stay in the country they know as home. The Dream Act was first drafted in 2001, and was...
  • Michelle Obama’s Spain Vacation Cost Taxpayers $467,585

    04/26/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    National Review.com ^ | 4/26/12 | Jim Geraghty
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle Obama’scontroversial August 2010 vacation to Spain. According to a Judicial Watch analysis, the records indicate a total combined cost of at least $467,585. Judicial Watch obtained the Secret Service records pursuant to an August 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. (The agency notified Judicial Watch that it withheld 78 pages of responsive records in their entirety.) Judicial Watch obtained the U.S. Air Force records...
  • Breaking: First campaign rallies of 2012

    04/25/2012 9:09:19 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    obama spam | 4/26/2012 | Jim Messina
    [suckers] -- Big news: In 10 days, President Obama is hitting the campaign trail. On Saturday, May 5th, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama are holding the first two public rallies of the campaign in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Virginia. He'll speak about how far we've come, and lay out the very real stakes in this election: Are we going to continue to move forward, rebuilding an economy that's meant to last, with a growing middle class and more Americans getting a fair shot? Or are we going to go back to the same failed policies that crashed our...
  • Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issue (Inner Weatherman)

    04/25/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Geman
    Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issueBy Ben Geman - 04/25/12 10:40 AM ET President Obama is vowing to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign. “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way,” Obama told Rolling Stone magazine in a newly published interview. Obama’s comments...
  • Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'

    04/25/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'By Cameron Joseph - 04/25/12 05:33 PM ET Mitt Romney's fundraising has skyrocketed since he became the de facto nominee, a top Romney fundraiser told The Hill Wednesday evening. "People are coming out of the woodwork," said the fundraiser, who requested not to be named. "A number of my friends who didn't want to get involved in the primary are now coming off the sidelines for the general election." The Romney supporter told The Hill that two recent fundraisers in Florida had netted more than $3 million combined, and said the moment Romney...
  • "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" (Did I hear Hannity correctly?

    04/25/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    4/25/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    On Hannity's show "Hannity's America," last night I could swear that near the end of his show he asked those on the invited panel "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" Did anyone watch his show last night and hear this, as he said this pretty fast? As if Romney is Reagan. Obama is Carter, but Romney is no Reagan. Romney is a Rinocrat.
  • RNC chief accuses Obama of campaigning on taxpayer's dime

    04/25/2012 2:57:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    The Republican National Committee is asking the Government Accountability Office to examine President Obama's "misuse" of government funds to benefit his reelection campaign. In an official complaint filed with the GAO, a watchdog agency, RNC chairman Reince Priebus accuses Obama of "passing off campaign travel as official events," which uses taxpayer money to fund his reelection efforts. "Given the recent excesses, waste and abuse uncovered in the General Services Administration, the GAO should be particularly sensitive to misuse of taxpayer dollars," Preibus wrote in a letter to Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro. Priebus said "the most recent example" of abuse...
  • Fear of rioting anarchists has Chicagoans (Obama’s “hometown”) getting ready to flee to safety

    04/25/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 81 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 25, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Fears of Chicago NATO riots are so heightened that a big condo association has warned its residents to flee their homes for their own safety from Sunday May 19 through May 21. So much for peaceful protesting by world wide objectors upset about nearly everything. “We are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find alternative places to stay,” says a Property Manager’s letter sent to all residents last Thursday. “In the event of a riot or the potential of one near the building, all access doors will be locked,” Michele Maeder is telling her condo dwellers in the Library Tower high...
  • Appeals court declines to take up voter ID case (WI)

    04/25/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-25-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- The Court of Appeals declined to take up a Dane County case Wednesday that blocked the state's new law requiring people to show photo ID at the polls. The latest order is a further setback for those who support the voter ID law, and is another sign the law almost surely will remain halted for the May 8 primaries and June 5 recall elections. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily enjoined the voter ID law last month, saying the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de...