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  • Forrester Report says 'power users' have Macs at office

    11/02/2011 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 11:19am PDT | by Cromwell Schubarth, Multimedia/Research Editor
    Forrester Research last week recommended corporate IT departments let workers use Macs on their networks because these employees are more likely to be power users, the ones working longer hours, being more productive and making more money. The folks at Forrester Research    reversed themselves last week with the recommendation that corporate IT departments need to make it easier for workers to use Mac computers and devices. The tech research firm had long told the same IT departments not to bother accommodating devices from Apple Inc.    Why the change of mind? Forrester says it is because the most productive...
  • Bill Maher Calls for People to 'Put Drugs in Halloween Candy'

    For decades, parents have worried about dangerous substances being put into what their children receive while Trick or Treating. On Friday evening, HBO's Bill Maher actually called for people to "put drugs in the Halloween candy"
  • Vice President Joe Biden Rallies for Jobs Bill on Capitol Hill (“This is an emergency”)

    10/20/2011 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/19/11
    Vice President Joe Biden Rallies for Jobs Bill on Capitol HillOct 19, 2011 6:15pm Vice President Joe Biden and a group of Senate Democrats rallied on Capitol Hill today with firefighters, teachers, nurses and police officers for passage of the $35 billion piece of the jobs bill that is on the Senate floor this week. “This is an emergency,” Biden told the crowd. “I say to the American people: Watch your senator. Watch him or her choose. Are you going to put 400,000 school teachers back in classrooms? Are you going to put 18,000 cops back in the street and...
  • Senate Democrats will hold vote Friday on $35 billion jobs bill (national debt nears $15 TRILLION)

    10/19/2011 4:02:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats will hold vote Friday on $35 billion jobs billBy Alexander Bolton - 10/19/11 03:07 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will schedule a vote to proceed to a $35 billion jobs bill on Friday. "We're going to make sure there's a vote on our bill this week," Reid said. The $35 billion measure would direct federal funds to states to prevent layoffs of teachers, police officers and firefighters. Democrats estimate the legislation will save or create 400,000 jobs. Most of the funding, $30 billion, would go to teachers. First responders would get $5 billion....
  • AWKWARD: Lady Gaga Dresses Like Marilyn Monroe, Sings 'Bad Romance' To Bill (And Hillary!) Clinton

    10/17/2011 10:27:34 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 17,2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    SNL must be kicking themselves for not coming up with this first. Lady Gaga (channeling Marilyn Monroe's famous showstopper for President JFK) performed this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Clinton Foundation as well as a delayed celebration of Bill Clinton's 65th birthday. Gaga serenaded Bill and Hillary with her own version of "Bad Romance" switching in "Bill Romance" for some of the lyrics. It's uncomfortable to watch Hillary laugh along.
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare

    10/12/2011 11:02:17 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies ^ | October 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare Washington, DC -- The Obama administration released a Statement of Administration Policy today threatening to veto a bill the House plans to vote on tomorrow that ensures no federal taxpayer funding for abortions under Obamacare.
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare

    10/12/2011 11:02:07 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies ^ | October 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare Washington, DC -- The Obama administration released a Statement of Administration Policy today threatening to veto a bill the House plans to vote on tomorrow that ensures no federal taxpayer funding for abortions under Obamacare.
  • Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votes (Axelrod tries to help Republicans)

    10/11/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/11 | Sam Youngman
    Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votesBy Sam Youngman - 10/11/11 12:01 AM ET President Obama's top campaign adviser said in a memo Monday -- the eve of the Senate vote on Obama's jobs bill -- that Congress will continue to suffer politically if the bill is defeated. David Axelrod said in a campaign memo that a majority of Americans believe another recession is coming or already here, and voters will punish Congress for failing to stop it. "So as members of Congress take up the American Jobs Act this week they need to understand that their failure...
  • Senate Democrats Propose 5% Surtax on Millionaires (Rewrite Obama Jobs Bill)

    10/05/2011 1:18:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-5-11 | Corey Boles
    WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats proposed a 5% surtax on people earning more than $1 million a year to pay for the $447 billion cost of President Barack Obama's job-creation bill, in a move designed to shore up their party's support for the measure. The proposal would replace the range of tax deductions for wealthy people, oil companies and other businesses that the president had proposed to end to offset the cost of the job-creation initiatives in his plan. WSJ Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray and Evan Newmark discuss the politics of the proposed 5% surtax on millionaires put forth by Senate democrats....
  • House passes bill forcing analysis, delay of pending EPA rules (“will kill 25,000 Americans")

    09/24/2011 3:19:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/11 | Ben Geman and Pete Kasperowicz
    House passes bill forcing analysis, delay of pending EPA rulesBy Ben Geman and Pete Kasperowicz - 09/23/11 01:38 PM ET The House on Friday approved legislation that would set up an interagency committee charged with assessing the impact of Environmental Protection Agency rules on U.S. economic competitiveness, and also delay two EPA rules until several years that analysis is complete. Democrats railed against the bill throughout debate on Thursday and Friday, saying it represents the latest attempt by Republicans to advance an anti-environment agenda. But Republicans said the bill would not block any rule indefinitely, and that some economic assessment...
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu Killed the peace process

    09/22/2011 3:13:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies ^ | 9/22/11 | Josh Rogin
    Who's to blame for the continued failure of the Middle East peace process? Former President Bill Clinton said today that it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- whose government moved the goalposts upon taking power, and whose rise represents a key reason there has been no Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Clinton, in a roundtable with bloggers today on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, gave an extensive recounting of the deterioration in the Middle East peace process since he pressed both parties to agree to a final settlement at Camp David in 2000.
  • Mr. President, you've just been punk'd

    09/21/2011 3:16:21 PM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    The Battalion ^ | 09/21/11 | Taylor Wolken
    In his umpteenth pivot towards jobs, President Barack Obama spoke out on Sept. 8, forcefully telling Congress they should "pass this bill," referring to the American Jobs Act. Little did the president know that the "American Jobs Act" would soon be a Republican bill filed by Texas Congressman and Aggie, Louie Gohmert. This move was the political equivalent of Ashton Kutcher frolicking up to the president to say, "You've just been punk'd. Americans first heard of the president's new jobs plan shortly before his vacation in Martha's Vineyard. The president urged Congress 17 times to "pass this bill" in one...
  • What You’re Not Hearing About the New Jobs Bill: It Overrides State’s Rights

    09/20/2011 2:33:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    All information © 2011 TheBlaze LLC ^ | Posted on September 20, 2011 at 12:01pm | Becket Adams
    Under the bill’s authority, states are not immune from federal prosecution if they “violate” the act. In the event this bill passes, it will override a state’s sovereign authority as defined and protected under the 11th amendment.... Any state that receives Federal assistance under the direction of bill automatically forfeits its sovereign immunity....
  • New Porkulus Bill to rear its ugly head in West Virginia?

    09/17/2011 11:23:51 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail reported last week that the state of West Virginia stands to receive more than a half billion in federal dollars as part of President Obama's new stimulus package [i.e. Job creation bill]. $162 million is earmaked for teachers, police officers and firefighters. However, the Daily Mail noted the following: Some of the money that is supposed to go to teachers is meant to prevent layoffs. But West Virginia doesn't have any plans to lay off teachers. "I'm not sure; would they just send us the money instead?" said state budget director Mike McKown. Likewise, the West...
  • Unions spent $6.3 million to Lobby Against Walker Bill (WI)

    09/17/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 15, 2011 | Scott Bauer
    Madison - The top four spenders on lobbying the Legislature during the first half of 2011 were labor unions fighting against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb collective bargaining, a report released Thursday showed. The four unions spent $6.3 million in the first six months of the year, the Government Accountability Board reported. Walker introduced his plan in February and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed it in March. The unions helped organize rallies at the Capitol in protest over the bill that grew as large as 100,000 people. The debate, which captured the nation's attention, also spurred Democratic senators to leave...
  • Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama’s Jobs Bill

    09/14/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 33 replies · 1+ views
    President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide. “I think the American people are very skeptical of big pieces of legislation,” Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, said in an interview Wednesday, joining a growing chorus of Democrats who prefer an à la carte version of the bill despite White...
  • Obama uses variation of phrase ‘pass this bill’ 17 times in speech

    09/08/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/11 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to “pass this bill” — or made some variation of the phrase — 17 times in his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs package, the American Jobs Act, during the speech.
  • How the Obamacare Bill Passed(Government Debits Your Account)

    08/20/2011 3:45:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | August 18, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Rita in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here. Hello. CALLER: "Hi, Rush. It's an honor and a privilege to speak with you. I have been a longtime listener, and I'm really disturbed by this whole administration. My question to you today is, referring back to the health care bill: On pages 58 and 59 of the health care bill it specifically states that the government will have access to our monies -- and that includes, I do believe, our IRA accounts, our 401(k)s, our savings, our checkings. This is in the health...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Why America Is Losing Power(The debt deal)

    08/04/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | August 03, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    Let me restate that: There is no confidence in American leadership on the economy. Here are some of the reasons: Last December, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued its report calling for deep spending cuts and entitlement reform. President Obama thanked the commission, headed by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, and then ignored most of their recommendations. A few months later, Mr. Obama proposed his budget for 2012. It was defeated in the Senate 97 to nothing. So let's review. The president sets up a financial commission and then ignores it. The president puts forth his budget...
  • ISP Data-Retention Bill Rankles Privacy Advocates (H.R. 1984... No, I mean, 1981)

    08/04/2011 12:59:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    PC World ^ | 7/30/11 | Christina DesMarais
    A proposed law designed to fight child pornography has rankled privacy advocates because it would require Internet service providers to keep 12-month logs of customers' names, credit card information, and other identifying information that are tied to temporarily assigned network addresses. Opponents say the law wouldn't markedly help lock up child pornographers and pedophiles, but rather would treat all Americans as criminals so that if law enforcement feels it has a need to find out who visited a website or posted a particular bit of content online, it can. The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that the same data could become...
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • Budget Control Act of 2011 (Actual bills)

    Updated as amendment, must read both for complete bill: Original "Boehner Bill": Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute — Budget Control Act of 2011 (Acrobat PDF) Revised Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Acrobat PDF) Source, House Committee on Rules, S. 627 Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act of 2011)
  • Dr. Bill Ayers: Or how I learned to stop bombing and destroy the system (barfus maximus)

    07/24/2011 12:12:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | 7/23/11 | Frank Miele
    By the mid-1960s, all hell had broken loose in the American education system, most obviously in the universities that were at the center of the Vietnam War protest movement, but more subtly in the public school system as well. And since the universities that were exploding with radical ideologies in the 1960s were also the furnace in which future educators were forged — there was an inevitable long-term effect on what teachers taught their students about American traditions, values and beliefs. The anti-American fervor on college campuses during the Vietnam era was the fuel that led teachers to give up...
  • HR Bill 1505 allows for DHS takeover of seashores and coastal areas

    07/22/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies ^ | 7/22/11 | Irene
    A new house bill wants to allow the Department of Homeland Security to have jurisdiction over all federal lands on national seashores and coastal areas. HR Bill 1505, the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act,” would force the Secretary of the Interior to cede authority of coastal public lands, as well as lands located along the borders of Canada and Mexico, to the Secretary of Homeland Security when the latter sees fit. It would give the Dept. of Homeland Security the ability to construct roads and fences, deploy patrol vehicles and set up “monitoring equipment” in the National Seashore...
  • Top business leaders try to derail Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ bill (Perry campaign/donors)

    06/27/2011 1:39:55 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 56 replies ^ | 6/23/2011 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    AUSTIN — Two of Texas’ most powerful business leaders have mounted a late-hour push to derail an anti-illegal-immigration bill in the Legislature’s special session. Houston homebuilder Bob Perry (no relation) and HEB/Central Market grocery chieftain Charles Butt applied pressure Thursday to members of a House panel to block the “sanctuary cities” measure
  • Sanctuary Cities Bill Filed For Special Session

    05/31/2011 2:26:26 PM PDT · by TLI · 26 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 31, 2011 | Julian Aguilar
    A bill that seeks to ban “sanctuary cities” in Texas has been filed for the special session of the Legislature that began today. State Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, filed HB 9, a bill that would prohibit local entities from enacting policies that prohibits law enforcement from inquiring into the immigration status of a person lawfully detained or arrested. Gov. Rick Perry called a special session of the legislature immediately after learning Monday that the Texas Senate would not pass a bill essential to balancing the 2012-2013 budget. His original proclamation did not include sanctuary cities legislation, which he designated as...
  • Vatican invoked on climate change

    05/24/2011 7:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is using the weight of a Vatican report about the urgency of tackling global warming to urge Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans to hold another hearing on climate science. Waxman, the panel’s top Democrat, sent a letter Monday to the committee's GOP chairman asking for a hearing with authors of a Vatican report issued in May and a separate National Research Council (NRC) report from this month that also called for action to cut emissions. The letter could put committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) in a politically sensitive spot if he does not agree that the...
  • Senate votes to drive final stake through Trans Texas Corridor

    05/22/2011 7:35:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 21, 2011 | Christy Hoppe
    AUSTIN — The ceremony was brief and drew few mourners, but the Trans Texas Corridor is finally dead. The Senate unanimously passed a bill that strikes from state law any language, reference and authority once connected to the massive highway envisioned to slice a swath through Texas. The same measure already has passed the House. There are some minor differences that still need to be reconciled, but the bill is expected to go to Gov. Rick Perry, who will have to decide whether to join in the final rites for his once-prized project. Legislators did keep a provision that was...
  • South Carolina Passes Photo ID Bill For Voting, Herman Cain Defends the Bill.

    05/21/2011 6:26:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/21/2011 | Tony Lee
    Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a voter identification law yesterday that requires every voter to show a photo ID before being allowed to vote in elections. Liberals howled that the law would disproportionately impact minorities and implied the law itself was discriminatory and would disenfranchise minorities. Last night in South Carolina, after Haley had signed the bill into law, Herman Cain, who is expected to formally announce a run for the Presidency on Saturday in Atlanta, called out groups who were criticizing the photo ID bill by saying the law did not infringe upon civil rights....
  • Vermont governor to sign mercury lamp recycling bill (Yeah! Guess who pays for it...)

    05/21/2011 6:06:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/19/11
    Vt. governor to sign mercury lamp recycling billMay 19, 2011 MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to signed a bill calling on manufacturers of light bulbs containing mercury to set up and pay for a recycling program for the bulbs. When Shumlin signs the bill Thursday, Vermont will become the third state in the country -- behind Maine and Washington -- to pass what's called a producer responsibility law for mercury-containing products. Lamps containing mercury, including compact fluorescent bulbs, are praised for saving energy. But mercury is a known nerve poison and is a cause of concern when released...
  • Bill Clinton: Create Internet agency

    05/13/2011 5:48:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    politco ^ | 5/13/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it. “It would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton said in an interview airing Friday on CNBC. The agency, Clinton said, would “have to be totally transparent about where the money came from” and would have to be “independent” because “if it’s a government agency in a traditional sense, it would have no credibility whatever, particularly with a lot of the people who are most active on the...
  • Kansas OKs Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    05/13/2011 9:44:50 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Kansas OKs Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood Kansas lawmakers have put the finishing touches on a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs.
  • Deadly force bill gaining traction in Minnesota Legislature

    04/29/2011 5:41:08 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-30-11 | dennis lien
    The top prosecutor in Dakota County doesn't like it. Neither do St. Paul police or Minnesota police organizations. Not to mention gun-control groups. But Republicans, backed by gun-rights groups, apparently do. And so, a bill that would give Minnesotans more flexibility in using deadly force to defend themselves and their properties cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. The Republican-controlled House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee voted 10-7 to send the measure to another committee. "It's a common-sense bill,'' said its chief sponsor, state Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder. The measure would expand state laws on use...
  • The terrifying debt facing students: How a degree can cost you £52,000

    04/22/2011 12:08:44 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:21 AM on 22nd April 2011 | By Kate Loveys
    Students face a £50,000 bill for a three-year degree from next year because of increased tuition fees and the rising cost of living. Current undergraduates pay £31,373 at an elite Russell Group university, which will increase by 55 per cent to an average £48,503 in 2012. The most expensive courses – because of costly university accommodation – are those in London.
  • White House draft bill would put DHS in charge of civilian computer networks

    04/15/2011 1:42:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/15/11 | Gautham Nagesh
    The White House is circulating a piece of draft legislation that would give the Department of Homeland Security oversight over cybersecurity at civilian agencies, according to a report from FedNewsRadio. The proposed legislation combines the comprehensive cybersecurity bill introduced last year by the Senate Homeland Security Committee with the administration's memo from July 2010 to expand DHS's responsibilities over non-military networks, according to the report. Like the Homeland Security bill sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine)
  • NC bill could allow home-schoolers onto sports teams (& other stories)

    04/04/2011 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC 17 ^ | 4/04/11 | Emery P. Dalesio
    NC bill could allow home-schoolers onto sports teamsBy Emery P. Dalesio | Associated Press Published: April 04, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. - Fifteen-year-old Rebecca Lobach of Durham is an efficient shooting guard who won statewide honors among her peers this winter. She's been home-schooled her entire life, which means her parents have ferried her hundreds of miles a year to round out her education with the competition that comes with sports. **SNIP** Both the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the non-profit corporation which administers the state's interscholastic athletic program, and a group that speaks for home-schooling families have reasons to...
  • House Passes 'Force Of Law' Budget Bill (the rookie Hussein and RAT Senate not needed)

    04/02/2011 4:45:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Official Wire ^ | 4/02/11
    House Passes 'Force Of Law' Budget BillPublished on April 02, 2011 by Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA) The GOP-led U.S. House Friday narrowly passed a "force of law" bill that would make an earlier spending bill law without Senate or White House action. The House passed H.R. 1255, the Government Shutdown Prevention Act, in the face of mockery and derision from both sides of the aisle, The Hill reported. The act would make the House-passed fiscal year 2011 spending bill, which included $61 billion in cuts to the federal budget, law if the Senate fails to pass its own legislation...
  • Bill O'Reilly Interviews Donald Trump - 03/30/11

    03/30/2011 9:05:58 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Bill O'Reilly Interviews Donald Trump - 03/30/11
  • Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a “Dumb ^^^t” (Video)

    03/19/2011 10:24:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/19/11 | Jim Hoft
    (Excuse me for printing his words. I wanted you to see what the left is saying now.) This is infuriating. This clod deserves no respect. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat” on his comedy show last night. His far left audience loved it. The Daily Caller reported: On Friday night’s airing of the show, host Bill Maher took a shot at one of the left’s favorite targets, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, by contemplating her reaction to the tragic events that have unfolded in Japan over the past nine days. (h/t Real Clear Politics Video) “Did you hear...
  • Ia Bill to Ban Animal Abuse Recordings by Undercover Workers

    03/15/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 10 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 15th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    There has to be a bill that protects both the animals and owners. It should be done by responsible people and not by people with an agenda to shut down livestock facilities. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I trust Iowa can get this right.
  • Obama jokes about birthers at fundraiser; 'birther bill' gets killed in New Hampshire

    03/14/2011 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 51 replies ^ | March 10th 2011, 1:16 PM | Michael Sheridan DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    President Obama is laughing off lingering doubts about his birth certificate. The commander-in-chief cracked wise at a fund-raiser in Boston, poking fun at the so-called "birther" movement, which insists he is not a natural-born citizen. "There's no weakness in us trying to reach out and seeing if we can find common ground," he said Tuesday. "Now, there are going to be times where we can't. I was born in Hawaii. What can I say? I mean, I just ... I can't change those facts."
  • "No Way Out" of Debt Trap, Gross Says: U.S. Living Standards Doomed to Fall

    03/09/2011 7:41:22 AM PST · by EBH · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo/Finance ^ | 3/9/11 | Stacy Curtin
    If the country cannot come to grips and cut back on entitlement programs, U.S. debt will continue to grow and governments around the world will loose faith in the U.S. dollar. Foreign goods would become more expensive, says Gross, while our standard of living would drop. Under the second option, if entitlement programs are cut, many Americans would naturally have to learn to live on less and take a hit to their standard of living. “There is really no way out of this trap and this conundrum at this point,” says Gross. From an investment perspective his advice is to...
  • Washington Bill That Could Shut Down Pregnancy Centers Dies

    03/08/2011 4:04:27 PM PST · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | March 8, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington Bill That Could Shut Down Pregnancy Centers Dies Olympia, WA -- Legislation in Washington state that that threatened to shut down 56 pregnancy centers has died, much tot he appreciation of the head of the nation's largest network of pregnncy centers.
  • TOMORROW -ObamaCare Hearing (MN)

    03/07/2011 12:33:13 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    GOOD BILL - Please attend tomorrow's hearing on defunding Obamacare in Minnesota. HF 468 (Gruenhagen-R) would prohibit use of any state funds to implement Obamacare until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the law's constitutionality. Your support is critical. Conservatives must show up to support good bills as well as to oppose bad bills. BAD BILL - In addition, the Committee will be taking testimony on Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R)'s surveillance bill, HF 200 which will establish a state government health surveillance system on patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's (even those who just get cognitive testing), including collection of the doctor's...
  • Utah House Passes Bill Recognizing Gold, Silver as Legal Tender

    03/06/2011 1:34:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 4, 2011 | FOX News
    Utah took its first step Friday toward bringing back the gold standard when the state House passed a bill that would recognize gold and silver coins issued by the federal government as legal currency. The House voted 47-26 in favor of the legislation that would also exempt the sale of gold from the state capital gains tax and calls for a committee to study alternative currencies for the state. The legislation now heads to the state Senate, where a vote is expected next week. Under the bill, the coins would not replace the current paper currency but would be used...
  • Illinois Lawmakers Debate Concealed Carry Gun Law (Will be Introduced March 8th)

    02/28/2011 9:28:31 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 11 replies
    My Fox ^ | February 28, 2011 | Craig Wall
    By Craig Wall, FOX Chicago News Springfield, Ill. - Illinois lawmakers are taking aim at some new legislation that would make it legal for gun owners to carry concealed weapons. House Bill 148, named the Family and Personal Protection Act, is seen as giving gun rights advocates their best chance at getting the legislation passed. Already 48 other states have some form of this law and proponents say HB 148 levels the playing field between criminals and law abiding citizens in Illinois. "Criminals don't follow the law and law abiding citizens who follow the law should be able to protect...
  • Wisconsin Assembly approves plan to curb unions

    02/25/2011 5:20:44 AM PST · by FromLori · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2011 | James Kelleher
    The Wisconsin state Assembly on Friday passed a Republican plan to curb public sector union power over the fierce objections of protesters, setting the stage for a showdown with Senate Democrats who fled the state last week to prevent a vote in that chamber. After two all-night debating sessions and an eleventh hour Democratic bid for a compromise, the Republican-dominated Assembly abruptly ended all debate early Friday morning and approved the bill by a vote of 51 to 17. The outcome of the vote, which was taken so fast many Democratic lawmakers who were outside the chamber when it was...
  • Wisconsin governor signs bill to make tax rise tougher

    02/22/2011 10:26:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/22/11
    Wisconsin governor signs bill to make tax rise tougher30 mins ago MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law on Tuesday a bill to make it tougher to approve state tax increases, a measure that is not related to the protests over attempts to curb the power of public unions. The new law, which was proposed by the Republican governor, requires a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate and Assembly to raise income, sales or franchise tax rates instead of a simple-majority vote. **SNIP** "Wisconsinites can't turn to raising taxes to balance their own family budgets when...
  • Republican Senators say bill not negotiable (Wisconsin union thugs hardest hit)

    02/21/2011 10:28:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WQOW ^ | 2/21/11
    Republican Senators say bill not negotiable MADISON (WQOW) -- Inside the Capitol, Republican leaders are continuing their call for those "missing" Democratic senators to return to the state. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Republican Senators are standing by and would be ready to convene within hours if the Democrats are willing to show up. Fitzgerald says he has spoken to Senate Democrat Mark Miller. He says he's willing to talk to Democrats about what it will take to have them return, but he won"t budge on the contents of the bill. Senator Fitzgerald said to media Saturday, "The bill...
  • Lawmaker seeks to strip funds for government’s case against Arizona immigration law

    02/18/2011 12:16:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    TheHill ^ | 02/18/11 | Josiah Ryan
    Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) is seeking to pass a measure that would ban the federal government from using funds to challenge Arizona's new immigration law. Poe will seek to attach his measure to the House GOP spending bill being considered on the House floor. “This is an issue of public safety, and that’s why its important for the federal government to get out of the way of the state of Arizona,” Poe said. “The sovereign state of Arizona is being overrun by dangerous people.”