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  • How low can liberals go?

    01/09/2012 6:45:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 7+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    For much of the last week the news has been filled with discussion of the vicious remarks made by liberal commentators Alan Colmes and Eugene Robinson concerning the Santorum family's farewell to their dead child. How did liberals get to the point of attacking the most private of family matters for purposes of political gain? They got there by way of Sarah Palin and her son Trig. Liberals used the developmentally disabled Trig as a means of getting at the governor repeatedly and in the most nasty terms. Bizarrely, this occurred long after the 2008 campaign had closed and at...
  • Chairman Issa Responds to DOE Announcement that Severstal’s Loan will not be Funded

    01/07/2012 9:15:38 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    oversight.house ^ | Friday, 6 January 2012 | staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today responded to the Energy Department's announcement that their $730 million loan to Severstal, a Russian steel company, will not be granted... "While I am pleased that the Department of Energy has reconsidered its decision to fund a $730 million loan to Severstal, it's deeply disconcerting to know that this loan would have gone forward had Congress not raised concerns… Following the waste of taxpayer dollars in the collapse of Solyndra, the Department of Energy needs....
  • Dual-language classes on the rise in Central Florida

    01/07/2012 9:04:49 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/6/12 | Erica Rodriguez
    When it comes time for math and phonics at Spring Lake Elementary School, first-graders in an experimental classroom stop speaking English and start learning in a language that's foreign to many of them. For about an hour a day, students at the Seminole County school who have never spoken Spanish will learn their numbers and letters, sing and play games completely in Spanish. The goal is ambitious: Teachers aim to have each student speaking, reading and writing both English and Spanish equally by the end of the year with the hope of giving English-speakers a leg up on a new...
  • Halt nuclear panel meltdown

    01/05/2012 9:02:47 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies
    postandcourier ^ | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Staff
    Arrogant, abusive, volatile and arbitrary in his use of authority... The chairman of the NRC has been excoriated by scientists who have seen years of research, discarded as Jaczko... terminated the national nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. He has been castigated by congressmen who support a rational system for nuclear waste disposal -- as mandated by Congress and four previous administrations. The NRC inspector general concluded that Mr. Jaczko has manipulated policy by withholding information from his fellow commissioners.
  • Temp worker applicants who signed recall petitions won't be hired to check signatures

    01/05/2012 9:11:11 AM PST · by knittnmom · 2 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | January 5, 2012 6:30 | Steven Elbow
    A client at a local temp agency was a little put off that signing a recall petition made her ineligible for an $8.75-an-hour clerk job with the state. The client, who didn't want to talk on the record and whose husband contacted The Capital Times, didn't know if that was policy for all state jobs because she wasn't told what state agency she would be working for. Turns out, that job was checking signatures on recall petitions for the Government Accountability Board, which plans to hire 50 temp workers to deal with recall efforts against Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov....
  • Afghan girl brutally tortured for months by in-laws for resisting prostitution: official

    01/04/2012 1:10:30 PM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 1/2/12
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A 15-year-old Afghan girl severely tortured for months by her in-laws in an attempt to force her into prostitution will be sent to India for medical treatment, an Afghan official said Monday. Sahar Gul's mother-in-law and sister-in-law were arrested and her husband was being sought, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi. The case has shocked Afghanistan, though rights activists say serious abuses against women and girls in the conservative society are common. President Hamid Karzai has said that whoever used violence against Gul will be punished. According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, the in-laws kept Gul...
  • Circus: GOP primary (Ironic)

    01/01/2012 7:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | January 1, 2012 | The Editor
    We remember when many U.S. Republican leaders were genuine conservatives, devoting themselves to reasonable compromises to save taxpayer money and improve government effectiveness. But today's GOP scene, laced with erratic tea party extremism, seems like an odd carnival. Karl Rove, the clever strategist who enticed millions of white evangelicals into the Republican Party, says the current campaign for the GOP presidential nomination is the most "downright inexplicable primary race I've ever witnessed." He's right. A bizarre quality marks the ongoing tussle. Herman Cain, who said God told him to run, was forced out of the race by sex accusations --...
  • Sci-Fi Brothel to Open in Nevada

    01/01/2012 11:10:02 AM PST · by redreno · 75 replies · 2+ views
    Time Newsfeed ^ | 01/01/2012 | y Melissa Locker
    Hey gents, have you ever found yourself jealous of Captain James T. Kirk and his, …er intergalactic conquests? Do you longingly watch Jabba the Hutt’s dancing slave (her name is Oola, if you’re interested) and wonder, what if? Do you long to go where no man has gone before? Well, once a new sci-fi brothel opens in Nevada, you can. Nevada is the only state that allows legal prostitution, and there are two dozen licensed brothels in the state,
  • Too much damage done to Islamic charity under gov’t control

    12/28/2011 10:29:45 PM PST · by Rabin
    Jordan Times ^ | Dec 29,2011 | Khaled Neimat
    An Islamist leader was downbeat on Wednesday over the prospects of the full return of a major charity to the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that authorities have made changes to the structure and composition of the organisation that have made it almost impossible for the group to have the upper hand again.
  • How to argue with right-wing relatives (You're about to lose yesterday's supper)

    12/26/2011 9:49:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Salon ^ | December 25, 2011 | Alex Pareene
    There comes a time at most large family gatherings when a heated political argument breaks out. And by “heated political argument” what I mean is “someone just repeats something they heard on Hannity’s radio show that you know to be completely untrue.” You may be the lone liberal in a conservative family, or you may have one right-wing uncle in your left-wing family, but this will happen. What to do? If you have a “smart phone,” just bookmark Snopes now. That’ll take care of the really weird stuff. (Well, not this level of weird, but “I read that airlines don’t...
  • Oops: Red Jacket Firearms Loses Their FFL (Sons of Guns)

    12/24/2011 6:25:15 PM PST · by PilotDave · 45 replies · 27+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | December 23, 2011 | Dan Zimmerman
    Things went swimmingly until 2009 … when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms conducted a routine inspection of RJF and discovered 10 guns registered to the company could not be accounted for … a big, BIG problem. We’re told the feds pinned the blame on William and Stephanie — and were looking to take serious action that could have resulted in the end of RJF. But law enforcement sources tell us … the Hayden’s struck a deal with feds in 2010, in which the two agreed to surrender their gun-making licenses … and in exchange, they could appoint a...
  • Will The Government Fall In Iraq?

    12/23/2011 9:19:04 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Friday, December 24, 2011
    Apparently the Iraqi government is not able to function without American leadership.
  • U.S. encourages partners to do away with Iran's oil

    12/22/2011 8:48:13 PM PST · by Rabin
    xinhuanet ^ | 2011-12-20 | Staff
    The U.S. Congress passed a massive defense bill last week with provisions asking for new sanctions on Iran, targeting foreign financial institutions that do business with the Islamic republic' s central bank.Government officials said sanctions on the central bank, the main conduit for Iran's oil revenues, could roil markets and harm the interests of U.S. allies and partners. However, as a result of changes made to the original version of the bill, the president can waive the penalties by notifying the Congress that the move is in the interest of U.S. national security. In her meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Why Give Up On Huntsman? [Andy endorsed Ru Paul last week] (Spew warning)

    12/21/2011 9:02:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 20, 2011 | Andrew Sullivan
    Many readers are scratching their heads over my endorsement of Ron Paul last week. One writes: Let me add a few more reasons to vote for Ron Paul: If you want all federal student aid eliminated, vote Paul. If you want the Department of Energy, Commerce, Interior, Education and Housing & Urban Development eliminated, vote Paul. If you want the department of Transportation Security Administration eliminated (meaning security is the sole responsibility of private property owners), vote Paul. You can't just ignore Paul's "nuttier policy proposals". These proposals are Paul. If you endorse Ron Paul, you're endorsing his proposals. There...
  • Reid Went to Mat to Get Jaczko on NRC

    12/20/2011 7:45:29 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Dec. 20, 2011 | Humberto Sanchez
    2003, Harry Reid, pulled all the stops, twice putting blanket holds on executive branch nominations to get Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko in place... It seemed to me that Reid extracted the nomination out of the administration,” said Sarah Binder, a historian of Congress. To kill the Yucca Mountain project, (and) the Majority Leader has largely succeeded. // snip // “This letter is not about politics; it is signed by two Democratic and two Republican members of this commission,” NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis said. “It is not about Yucca Mountain. It is not about other policy disagreements.” NRC Commissioner...
  • Dont Mute Newt: Electing Gingrich could accomplish the impossible: motivate Americans to rebel

    12/19/2011 11:16:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | December 19, 2011 | Joel S. Hirschhorn, libertarian
    The trick to maintaining the US delusional democracy is feeding the illusion for citizens that voting and elections really matter. But when both major parties are owned by rich and corporate elites it matters less than most people think whether Republicans or Democrats win and control Congress or the White House. Their seeming differences are a clever distraction that keeps fooling and manipulating Americans. With the help of the mainstream media, making entertainment out of political races, Americans are deceived into thinking that elections deserve their respect and participation. As power shifts periodically from one party to the other partner...
  • THE WHITE HOUSE

    12/17/2011 10:24:32 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 16, 2009 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Thank you. It is good to see you. Hello, New Jersey! (Applause.) All right, everybody have a seat. Everybody have a seat. I want to begin by just making a few acknowledgements. First of all, I'm going to have a lot to say about this guy, but I just want everybody to know that one of my earliest supporters, somebody who had faith and confidence in me before I was a United States senator was the man standing next to me right here -- Jon Corzine. (Applause.)
  • NRC says new South Texas nukes don't pass ownership test

    12/16/2011 10:12:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | Wed Dec 14 | Scott DiSavino
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it would suspend review of the non-foreign ownership requirements of the proposed new reactors at South Texas because Japanese multinational Toshiba effectively controls the project. ("Suspend review" = drop dead in place.)
  • R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens

    12/15/2011 9:12:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 285 replies
    R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens December 15, 2011 11:51 P.M. By Daniel Foster     Vanity Fair reports that Christopher Hitchens has passed away. Often frustrating, usually provocative, always brilliant. He added to the culture, and the conversation. I’m sure I join many in hoping he is in for a glorious, glorious surprise.
  • Inside President Obama's War On The Fast & Furious Whistleblowers

    12/12/2011 7:17:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/07/2011 | Frank Miniter
    Senator Grassley then pointed out that the first whistleblower to come forward about Fast and Furious (ATF Agent John Dodson) had recently been attacked by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). According to Senator Grassley, “Someone in the Justice Department leaked a document to the press along with talking points in an attempt to smear [Dodson.]” The letter insinuated that Dodson went rogue and started a gun-walking operation on his own... Dodson would have been left dangling in these political winds,
  • The Birther Posse AD!

    12/10/2011 1:41:57 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 5 replies
    My fevered Imagination | 12 10 2011 | yours truly
  • IS NEWT LIKE CHURCHILL?

    12/09/2011 6:30:34 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 52 replies
    The National Review ^ | 12/08/2011 | Steven F. Hayward
    THE TWO HAVE MUCH IN COMMON As one of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics, Newt Gingrich has racked up a huge inventory of pungent criticism of both his ideas and his character — much of it from his fellow conservatives. National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru, for example, notes Newt’s “erratic behavior, lack of discipline and self-absorption” and “need to justify his every petty move by reference to some grand theory.” But before becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill was often dismissed in similar terms by members of his own party, who complained that “his planning is all wishing and...
  • December 10: Stand For Freedom March in NYC (NAACP goes to UN to protest "right to vote")

    12/09/2011 9:58:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Stand For Freedom ^ | December 6, 2011
    This year, two-thirds of state legislatures have introduced laws that undermine the right to vote. Early voting and Sunday voting are under attack, photo ID requirements will introduce the first financial and document barrier to voting since the poll tax, and racially-motivated bans on ex-felons will wipe tens of thousands off the rolls. This effort is unprecedented, it is coordinated, and it is targeted. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, students, working women, seniors and immigrants of all colors will be disproportionately affected. The right to vote is the heart of our democracy. Throughout our history Americans have been...
  • Sarah Palin: vicious? You betcha! (Look at the source!)

    12/06/2011 12:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Socialist Worker ^ | The December 10, 2011 Issue | Siân Ruddick
    Nick Broomfield’s new documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! shocks and entertains, writes Siân Ruddick For the millions who hate Sarah Palin and her reactionary politics, the rise and fall of the former governor of Alaska makes a gripping spectacle. Nick Broomfield uses his documentary to find out the truth about the Tea Party Republican in a funny and engaging way. There is little in Sarah Palin: You Betcha! that people with an eye on US politics would have missed in terms of the big events. It charts her sacking of state employees who oppose her and the high profile scandals...
  • Justices Hear Arguments in a Police Search Case

    12/05/2011 9:15:59 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2011 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Police officers in Los Angeles stormed Augusta Millender’s home early one morning in 2003. They were looking for Ms. Millender’s foster son, Jerry Bowen, and for a shotgun he had used in a domestic assault. They found neither. But they did seize a gun owned by Ms. Millender, who was 73. The gun was legal, and she said she kept it for self-defense. Scalia, “If he’s so stupid that he executes a warrant that no reasonable officer could think was correct,” the justice said of a hypothetical officer, “he’s in the pot, right?” Both the National Rifle Association and the...
  • Insects Find Crack In Biotech Corn's Armor

    12/05/2011 8:02:28 PM PST · by Rabin · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | December 5, 2011 | Dan Charles
    Hidden in the soil of Illinois and Iowa, a new generation of insect larvae appears to be munching happily on the roots of genetically engineered corn… It's (also) bad news for the biotech company Monsanto, which inserted the larvae-killing gene in the first place. In fact, the gene's apparent failure… may be the most serious threat to a genetically modified crop in the U.S. since farmers first started growing them 15 years ago. The economic impact could be huge.
  • Micah White - an architect of Occupy movement

    12/05/2011 6:03:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 5, 2011 | Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As a teenager, Micah White faced insults and intimidation when he started an atheists' club at his Michigan high school. This year, White, now 29 and a Berkeley resident, has found a more receptive climate for his ideas. In collaboration with a colleague at the anticonsumerist magazine Adbusters, White conceptualized and ignited a worldwide mass movement: Occupy Wall Street. White, a senior editor at Adbusters, and Kalle Lasn, 69, its editor in chief, came up with the idea of an American version of Egypt's Tahrir Square protests. They started using the Twitter hashtag #OccupyWallStreet and developed a striking poster of...
  • George Will Calls Herman Cain ‘Entrepreneurial Charlatan’ Who Used Campaign ‘As A Book Tour’

    12/04/2011 8:11:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 4, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    Now that Herman Cain is out of the Republican presidential race, we have officially kicked off the phase where everyone reflects on the ups and downs of his campaign. And on This Week today, George Will wasted no time in calling the ex-candidate “disrespectful” and a “charlatan” for using his candidacy to promote his book and not be a serious candidate bringing ideas to the table like everyone else. Christiane Amanpour asked the panel if Rick Santorum had the best chance of getting more support in Iowa, particularly from Cain supporters. Will argued there was indeed room in the GOP...
  • Palin: I Know What Cain Is Going Through

    12/02/2011 2:12:58 PM PST · by VinL · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 12-2-11 | Palin
    SNIP if the media only gave as much scrutiny to Obama in 2008, you got to wonder if there might have been a different outcome. He's so adamant in his denial, though, and that's why I was a little surprised when he said -- it's not a time to play detective. But it seems to me that this charge, 13 years, if he's flying women around the country and he's showing up in hotels with them over this long period of time, that this is easily proven or disproven. No? PALIN: Yes. And maybe I'm a little bit more sympathetic...
  • Loved ones not always told their relative is on controversial 'death pathway

    12/01/2011 10:10:36 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Dec 2011 | Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses are being placed on a "death pathway"
  • Ron Paul: Imposing Sanctions And Blockades Are Acts Of War (Hurl, you will)

    11/29/2011 11:48:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    EurAsia Review ^ | November 29, 2011 | Congressman Ron Paul
    Many people have the misconception that sanctions are an effective means to encourage a change of behavior in another country without war. However, imposing sanctions and blockades are not only an act of war according to international law, they are most often the first step toward a real war starting with a bombing campaign. Sanctions were the first step in our wars against Iraq and Libya, and now more sanctions planned against Syria and Iran are leading down the same destructive path. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) latest report, just out this month, there is no evidence...
  • International banks have aided Mexican drug gangs

    11/28/2011 10:46:01 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    latimes ^ | November 27, 2011 | Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood
    Reporting from Mexico City— Money launderers for ruthless Mexican drug gangs have long had a formidable ally: international banks... Banking powerhouse Wachovia Corp. last year agreed to pay $160 million in forfeitures and fines after U.S. federal prosecutors accused it of "willfully" overlooking the suspicious character of more than $420 billion in transactions between the bank and Mexican currency-exchange houses — drug money HSBC Bank, is being monitored by U.S. regulators after a probe last year focused on bulk cash that the bank's U.S. branch received from Mexican exchange houses, money suspected to be drug proceeds....
  • Deal fails to put end to violence

    11/26/2011 10:13:37 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    The News ^ | 25 November 2011 | JAMAL AL-JASHIMI
    President Barack Obama welcomed the decision, saying the U.S. would stand by the Yemeni people “as they embark on this historic transition.” Saleh signed the U.S.-backed power-transfer deal; (ending his 33-year rule), brokered by neighboring countries, Wednesday in the Saudi capital Riyadh in exchange for immunity from prosecution. If the deal holds, he’ll be the fourth leader to lose power in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings this year, following longtime dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
  • City offers Occupy L.A. office space

    11/22/2011 2:33:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 22, 2011
    The office space city officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters to woo them off the City Hall lawn is only a few hundred feet away from the encampment...
  • Occupy that Next Level: Four Ideas for the Movement (You'll love this!)

    11/21/2011 7:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Oakland Local ^ | November 21, 2011 | Josh Healey
    From the massive student strike at OccupyCal in Berkeley to the police crackdown of the OccupyWallStreet movement's birthplace in New York City and dozens of actions and headlines in between -- from coast to coast, last week was an important, up-and-down week for the growing Occupy movement. Where the movement heads in the weeks and months to come, however, will be even more critical to the fate of this people's uprising -- and possibly to the fate of equality in America. So the eternal question presents itself again: what is to be done? After missing out on the fun of...
  • Top US senator unveils Iran central bank sanctions .

    11/19/2011 9:21:32 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Iran Focus ^ | Thursday, 17 November 2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Looking to heap economic pressure on Iran over its suspect nuclear program, US senators on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at collapsing the country's central bank with tough new sanctions... The measure, crafted by Republican Senator Mark Kirk, would empower President Barack Obama to cut off any foreign financial institution that does business with Iran's central bank from the US economy and to freeze its US assets... "Without immediate and serious action, the Islamic Republic of Iran will have a nuclear weapons capability in the near future," Kirk said, adding: "We must act now or face the consequences...
  • Wall Street Analysts Everywhere Are In Agreement: THE WORLD IS ENDING

    11/19/2011 5:32:16 PM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-19-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Wall Street Analysts Everywhere Are In Agreement: THE WORLD IS ENDING Joe Weisenthal Nov. 18, 2011, 5:55 PM Image: Wikimedia Commons If you like your Wall Street analysis with a heavy dollop of rapture and Armageddon, today was the day for you. Blame the weighty issues of the day (Europe, mostly), and yesterday's big selloff for the spasm of bearishness. It started off with Nomura's Bob Janjuah. He said that any talk of the ECB saving Europe was a mere pipedream, and that if the ECB did go whole-hog buying up peripheral debt to suppress yields, then that would prompt...
  • Gay Porn Company Shoots New Film on Location at Occupy Oakland

    11/19/2011 4:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    SFist ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Dalton
    This one's bound to catch the attention of the anti-Occupy sect: porn company Dirty Boy Video, which (we're guessing) specializes in videos of boys who are dirty, used a tent at in the middle of Frank Ogawa Plaza as the set for a recent video shoot. As Le Fag reports, along with the promotional stills: "this video could be a nice historical document in years to come, should the movement prove more than a flash in the pan." Obviously, there's a trailer, which is obviously Not Safe for Work or public Wi-Fi, of the "hipster twink themed" piece of performance...
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

    11/18/2011 10:38:44 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 436 replies
    Texas DPS ^ | November 18, 2011
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  • SEIU Members Continue to Stand With Occupy Protesters

    11/16/2011 8:31:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ^ | Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Marcus Mrowka
    "The brave students, unemployed Americans, families and others Occupying Wall Street …. There's an economic emergency in America, and it's time for dramatic action to get our leaders to stand with the 99% instead of the 1%. "That's why on November 17th, SEIU members will be marching arm in arm with… the 99% protesting the failure of politicians in Congress to pass a (POTS latest) jobs bill. This movement of the 99% is only beginning. We will not rest..
  • Bill Maher wants Romney to win to stop “the rise of the apes”, referring to Herman Cain

    11/15/2011 4:26:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Conservative Guild ^ | November 14, 2011 | Chakam
    Yes, you read that right. Bill Maher, after the mention of Herman Cain’s lead over Romney, says Romney is the only thing standing between us and the rise of the apes. This comment was made during an interview given by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America, Monday morning. If this doesn’t make the headlines tomorrow, and if this isn’t one of the top stories on the MSM news programs, we will all know for certainty the double-standard hypocrisy of the Leftists. From Newsbusters, via Weasel Zippers. STEPHANOPOULOS: Yet, he’s, he’s still leading the field. Still is. I mean, he’s...
  • Four Signs Herman Cain Isn't Really Running for President (Consider the source!)

    11/13/2011 10:37:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 14, 2011 | Ari Melber
    Herman Cain is running a pretty strong presidential campaign, depending on whom you ask. The press covers him intensely: In early November, Cain was the “dominant” newsmaker in a whopping 72 percent of all campaign news stories, (according to a Pew report). Cain’s rivals now see him as a threat, attacking him regularly. And Republican voters are following these cues, at least in theory, telling pollsters that they support him. But what about Herman Cain? A review of his recent activities, commonly referred to as a presidential campaign, suggest four big reasons why he is not really running for president...
  • Walmart ruining holidays for workers

    11/13/2011 11:06:23 AM PST · by eccentric · 500 replies
    vanity | November 13, 2011 | Linda Martine
    Around the country, night workers at Walmart stores are being told to come in five hours early ON Thanksgiving. After having work until 7am that morning, they must get whatever sleep they can and then reutrn to work at 5pm for a 12 hour shift. How much time does this leave for them to spend the holiday with their family? Walmart wants to call their employees associates. No, they are just workers.
  • Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (1st)

    11/11/2011 9:34:45 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    whitehouse ^ | 2010 | Joe Biden
    Annual Report to the President on Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (1st) "Predictions at the outset of the Recovery Act warned of the potential for wide spread fraud. To combat this, Congress and the Administration put in place mechanisms to deter this fraud, including enhanced project reviews by agencies and the Office of Management and Budget, oversight of all spending and contracts by a team of 12 Inspectors General who make up the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and focused work by the Justice Department’s Anti-Fraud Task Force on ‘Recovery Act activities. " " Today, we are...
  • U.S. War in Mexico

    11/10/2011 9:55:07 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    Fred Rosen...
    U.S. Office of Bi-National Intelligence in Mexico City. The OBI is a U.S. Gov. cluster: DEA, DIA, CIA, FBI, ATF, and others, authorized by the Obama administration in a document called “A National Anti-Narcotics Strategy for the Southern Border”
  • Kim Jong-il Death Rumors Rattle Markets

    11/08/2011 9:11:38 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    englishnews@chosun.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | staff
    Rumors of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death spread through the South Korean stock market on Tuesday, driving share prices down and causing the won to plunge against the U.S. dollar. The KOSPI hovered around the 1,915 point level, similar to Monday's close, but fell steeply at around 2:20 p.m. when the rumors hit the market. A Unification Ministry official said there was no substance to the rumors.
  • Is Putative President Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bari Shabazz, Fugitive from Justice?

    11/08/2011 11:57:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 204 replies · 6+ views
    Obama release Your Records ^ | November 7, 2011 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    On November 2, 2011, I published an article entitled and asking the question, “Is Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bâri′ M. Shabazz, Born October 28, 1959 in New York City? ”, accessed at here. The basis of the question that I asked came from a November 2, 2011 breaking story published by Martha Trowbridge entitled, “Bâri′, Barry, Barack, accessed at here. In her article, Ms. Trowbridge’s contends that putative President Barack Hussein Obama II’s real name is Bâri′ M. Shabazz and that his date of birth is October 28, 1959, and his social security number is 084-54-5926. She says he...
  • 65% of Mexico declared "off limits" to foreign travelers by western nations

    11/06/2011 9:44:25 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    mexico gulf reporter ^ | Sunday, November 6, 2011 | Lic. Edward V. Byrne
    In the past 12 months, the governments of Australia, the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany have warned their citizens to stay out of almost 65% of Mexico's national territory.
  • American Way: A funny thing happened on the way to the Herman Cain lynching

    11/06/2011 7:48:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | November 5th, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    By any normal rules of politics, Cain should be toast. So what’s going on? Simply put, the media and Cain’s detractors have over-played their hand. By Friday night, Politico, which broke the original story, had published 94 articles on the allegations in under six days. Every other major publication had followed suit. Every time he stepped out of a room, Cain was mobbed by reporters.
  • Whites in GOP find comfort in Cain (You will hurl!)

    11/06/2011 2:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 4, 2011 | Tony Norman
    A crude racial calculus has been a part of our national discourse for centuries. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is America's finest practitioner of it. "Our blacks are so much better than their blacks," she told Fox News' Sean Hannity in a display of pure racial taxonomy we haven't seen since the 19th century. "To become a black Republican, you don't just roll into it," Ms. Coulter said. "You're not going with the flow. You have fought against probably your family members, probably your neighbors, you have thought everything out and that's why we have very impressive blacks in our party."...