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  • Paper: Coach Rick Pitino paid for woman's abortion

    08/11/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 2,048+ views
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A newspaper is reporting that Louisville coach Rick Pitino told police he had sex and paid for an abortion for the woman accused of trying to extort him for $10 million.</p>
  • Community Organized Crime

    07/24/2009 7:23:46 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 26 replies · 1,902+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.24.09 | Matthew Vadum
    "The election fraud factory known as ACORN should be stripped of its jealously guarded tax-exempt status because it illegally spends taxpayer dollars on partisan activities, commits "systemic fraud," and violates racketeering and election laws, according to a congressional report unveiled yesterday. Republican investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee found that by "intentionally blurring the legal distinctions between 361 tax-exempt and non-exempt entities, ACORN diverts taxpayer and tax-exempt monies into partisan political activities." "Operationally, ACORN is a shell game played in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia through a complex structure designed to conceal illegal...
  • Scholar: NKorea wants US show of remorse

    07/11/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies · 671+ views
    AP =-Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2009 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea wants the U.S. to show remorse for the actions of two American journalists convicted of illegally entering the country, and it might free the women if Washington does so, a scholar who visited Pyongyang said Saturday. The comments by North Korean officials to University of Georgia political scientist Han S. Park came as analysts say the isolated communist regime intends to use the detention of Laura Ling and Euna Lee as bargaining chips in its ongoing standoff with Washington over the country's nuclear and missile threats. The journalists were detained in March near the...
  • McCain’s running mate lays into Russia

    07/04/2009 11:41:31 AM PDT · by Kabud · 38 replies · 1,704+ views ^ | 05 September, 2008 |
    THIS VERY STRANGE REPORT WAS PUBLISHED BY KGB CONTROLLED RUSSIAN SOURCE. IT IS DISTURBING TO THE CORE McCain’s running mate lays into Russia 05 September, 2008, 08:26 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has wasted no time in casting a cloud over Russia. In her keynote speech to the party convention in Minnesota, the Alaskan Governor accused Moscow of using energy as a weapon in its disagreements with the West. PALIN: “With Russia wanting to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot leave ourselves...
  • Pentagon mulls easing 'don't ask, don't tell' law: Gates

    06/30/2009 11:06:26 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 99 replies · 2,315+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2009 | N/A
    The Pentagon is considering how it might ease the "don't ask, don't tell" law requiring gays to keep quiet about their sexual identity or face expulsion from the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday. "One of the things we're looking at is, is there flexibility in how we apply this law," Gates told reporters aboard a military plane. The Pentagon boss said he discussed the issue last week with US President Barack Obama and that there also has been discussion among senior military and legal counsel about possible changes in how they apply the law, which he described as...
  • A Move to Put the Union Label on Solar Power Plants (CA Unions Attack Non-Union Renewable Jobs]

    06/20/2009 1:21:04 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 6 replies · 676+ views
    New York Times Business Office (original) ^ | 20 June 2009 | By Todd Woody,
    Jun 20, 2009 When a company called Ausra filed plans for a big solar power plant in California, it was deluged with demands from a union group that it study the effect on creatures like the short-nosed kangaroo rat and the ferruginous hawk. By contrast, when a competitor, BrightSource Energy, filed plans for an even bigger solar plant that would affect the imperiled desert tortoise, the same union group, California Unions for Reliable Energy, raised no complaint. Instead, it urged regulators to approve the project as quickly as possible. One big difference between the projects? Ausra had rejected demands that...
  • Megan Kelly Approached for "help" on Ensign Affair

    06/19/2009 8:54:41 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 37 replies · 4,042+ views
    Doug Hampton, the supposed blackmailer of John Ensign, went to Megan Kelly of Fox News for help, the week before the story broke. "I love this country and considered it a great privilege to work in the US (sic) Senate. I am bringing this to you and Fox News to address this professionally and correctly. I could have sought the most liberal, Republican hating media to expose this story, but there are people’s lives at stake and justice is about proper process as well as outcome. Senator Ensign has no business serving in the US (sic) Senate anymore! I will...
  • Sen. Ensign Resigns GOP Leadership Post After Admitting Affair

    06/17/2009 10:47:42 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 163 replies · 8,378+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 17, 2009 | Trish Turner and Carl Cameron
    The Republican senator who went public a day earlier about an extramarital affair has resigned his GOP leadership post on Wednesday. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., stepped down as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-ranking GOP position in the Senate, after holding a brief news conference Tuesday to come clean about his affair with a former aide. He is not expected to resign from the Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., confirmed the move Wednesday afternoon. "He's accepted responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family and constituents. He offered, and I accepted, his resignation as chairman...
  • Ensign to Acknowledge Extramarital Affair

    06/16/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 124 replies · 6,593+ views
    Wash Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | Chris Cillizza and Paul Kane
    <p>Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has acknowledged an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer in a statement released by his office. "I deeply regret and am very sorry for my actions," said Ensign. He is expected to announce the affair at a press conference at 6:30 pm tonight. The affair, which was with a woman who worked for both Ensign's re-election campaign and his Battle Born leadership political action committee, began in December 2007 and ended in August 2008. Ensign's wife, Darlene, said that the couple's "marriage has become stronger" and added: "I love my husband."</p>
  • Ensign admits affair; sources say blackmail involved

    06/16/2009 7:46:53 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 72 replies · 2,246+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/09 | news conference at the Lloyd D. George Federal building, Tuesday, … * Sen. John Ensign Slidesho
    Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) acknowledged Tuesday that he had “violated the vows” of marriage by having an affair with a campaign staffer. The admission — made in a televised appearance in Las Vegas — shocked Ensign’s Senate colleagues and delivered a serious blow to any hopes he might have had of seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. Political insiders in the Senate and in Nevada told POLITICO that Ensign began the affair with the staffer several months after he separated from his wife, Darlene. When Ensign reconciled with his wife, the sources said, he gave the aide a severance...
  • Nevada Sen. John Ensign to admit affair; sources say blackmail involved

    06/16/2009 3:30:45 PM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 3,571+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/09 | Manu Raju
    Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign has told colleagues that he plans to admit an extramarital affair, a senior Republican official tells POLITICO. Political insiders in the Senate and in Nevada told POLITICO that Ensign began an affair with a staffer several months after he separated from his wife. When Ensign reconciled with his wife, the sources said, he gave the aide a severance package and parted ways. Sometime later, a Nevada source said, Ensign met with the husband of the woman involved and had what this source described as a positive encounter. Sources said that the man subsequently asked Ensign...
  • War & Responsibility (President Bush:“It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history...”

    11/11/2005 3:01:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,366+ views
    NRO ^ | November 11, 2005 | George W. Bush
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version November 11, 2005, 2:18 p.m. War & Responsibility “It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began.” EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text of a Veterans Day speech President George W. Bush delivered at Tobyhanna Army Depot, in Pennsylvania, as released by the White House. Thank you all very much. Thank you all for coming, please be seated. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania and I'm proud to be the first sitting President to visit Monroe County. (Applause.) I'm especially...
  • How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage

    06/09/2009 7:37:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 789+ views
    UNC ^ | 6-9-09 | Col. James L. Abrahamson, USA (ret.), Ph.D.
    In “How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage,” [editorial below] Professor Dominic Tierney advises President Barack Obama how to respond should terrorists make hostages of Americans sent abroad in service of the nation or serving on board merchant ships flying the flag of the United States. Americans, Mr. Tierney claims, care too deeply about the capture of a fellow citizen. Out of what he describes as profound idealism, they quickly make a hero out of a captive, and their moral outrage prompts them to demand freedom for the captive and punishment of the captors. Because a captive’s continued detention seems...
  • Energy fuels new 'Great Game' in Europe

    06/09/2009 7:11:35 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 15 replies · 805+ views
    BBC ^ | June 0, 2009 | Richard Galpin
    The giant Russian energy company, Gazprom, which controls the world's largest reserves of natural gas, has issued a stark warning to the European Union saying it must decide if it wants to continue receiving supplies of Russian gas.Speaking in an interview for the BBC's Newsnight programme, Gazprom deputy chairman Alexander Medvedev warned that Europe was now at a crossroads. "Only three countries can be suppliers of pipeline gas in the long-term - Russia, Iran and Qatar. So there is no other choice than to deal with these suppliers," he said. "Europe should decide how to handle this situation… and if...
  • George Tiller (Child Murderer) shot to death at Wichita church

    05/31/2009 9:35:48 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 1,499 replies · 77,417+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 05/30/2009 | Stan Finger
    Kansas Abortionist George Tiller was shot today as he was going to Church.
  • Former Cuban Intelligence Official: Celebrities Often Blackmailed Into Supporting Castro

    05/10/2009 7:21:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies · 2,231+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is not surprising that such far left Hollywood celebrities as Sean Pean and Danny Glover would support an outright communist dictatorship in Cuba but many other seemingly sane folks also have expressed their sympathy for Fidel Castro. I'm talking about people like Kevin Costner and Steven Spielberg. Costner is not known for any extreme leftwing politics and Spielberg, while liberal, has embarrassed himself with his support for the communist regime. Why? Well, we might have the answer: blackmail. According to an article by Humberto Fontova pubished in the Canada Free Press, it was the task of a high ranking...
  • Lauria Corroborated?

    05/05/2009 10:55:20 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 23 replies · 922+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 05/05/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Business Insider reports that more than one Chrysler senior creditor has corroborated Thomas Lauria’s allegation that the Obama administration threatened them with public attacks if they didn’t surrender their contractual rights. One of their sources says that the Obama team comprises some of the worst “ends justify the means” people he’s ever encountered (via HA reader Geoff A):
  • Feds are looking at Edwards' campaign

    05/03/2009 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 53 replies · 3,869+ views
    charlotteobserver. ^ | 5/03/2009 | Mandy Locke
    RALEIGH Federal investigators are sifting through the records of money that helped John Edwards' presidential campaign to determine if any was used to keep quiet his affair with Rielle Hunter. Edwards, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, acknowledged the investigation to The News & Observer. “I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly,” Edwards said in a statement. “However, I know that it is the role of government to ensure that this is true. We have made available to the United States both the people and the information necessary to help them get the issue resolved...
  • TULSA: Sex trafficking opposition grows

    04/23/2009 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 564+ views
    Tulsa Today ^ | 4-23-09 | Emily Hunt
    No civilized sane human would support slavery so how does trafficking in humans for sex continue worldwide? The practice is growing, but hundreds declared in Tulsa Friday that they will stand in opposition. They will contribute time and money to raise awareness and save victims. They will engage to stop this hidden smuggling that goes on in every one of the 50 states in America.
  • US won't give in to pirate blackmail: senator (Tom Coburn)

    04/12/2009 8:40:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 2,618+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The shipping company whose captain is being held hostage by Somali pirates said the US Navy saw him alive Sunday, as a top senator said the United States is "not going to give in to blackmail." Maersk Line, operators of the Maersk Alabama which was briefly hijacked by armed pirates this week before its captain was taken captive, said the navy told them they "had sight contact of Captain Richard Phillips" Sunday. Intense negotiations are ongoing off the coast of Somalia where the small band of pirates have held Phillips in a lifeboat since Wednesday, closely shadowed...
  • GM Says Bankruptcy Would Mean Liquidation (More scare tactics from a failed business)

    03/18/2009 8:09:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies · 1,136+ views
    AP ^ | 3/17/09
    General Motors Chief Executive Rick Wagoner says the automaker would end up being liquidated if it enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Wagoner says restructuring out of court would accomplish 99 percent of what could be achieved in bankruptcy. But he says it wouldn't have the risk of scaring away customers or the huge expense of Chapter 11. Wagoner made the statements Tuesday at a breakfast in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. General Motors Corp. has received $13.4 billion in federal loans and is seeking another $16.6 billion. The company faces a March 31 deadline to finish its...
  • Swiss gigolo Helg Sgarbi admits blackmail

    03/09/2009 7:34:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,748+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/9/09 | Nick Squires
    Swiss con man Helg Sgarbi has been sentenced to six years in jail after admitting sleeping with and blackmailing a succession of rich women out of millions of pounds including BMW heiress Susanne Klatten. The 44-year-old wined and dined a string of rich wives and widows, including Germany's wealthiest woman Mrs Klatten, winning their confidence and then asking for money.
  • The playboy, the BMW heir and sexual blackmail claim

    03/09/2009 2:24:47 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies · 806+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 9 | Kate Connolly
    The case of a Swiss playboy who allegedly seduced Germany's richest woman, defrauded her of millions of euros and tried to blackmail her out of millions more by revealing details of their sexual encounters, is to be laid bare today in a Munich courtroom where he is due to go on trial. In a case that has become known as "the gigolo versus the billionaire", Helg Sgarbi, 44, could face up to 15 years in jail if he is convicted of the crimes against Susanne Klatten, the heir of BMW and the 55th richest person in the world, and five...
  • Shilling for Dollars at the SPLC

    03/04/2009 7:45:04 AM PST · by topcat54 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    American Vision ^ | 3/4/2009 | Gary DeMar
    American Vision received a phone call from an NPR station yesterday (3.3.2009) asking me to appear on one of their shows to answer the charge by the Southern Poverty Law Center that our organization is a “hate group.” (For the record, I don’t do interviews with media outlets that are subsidized by tax dollars.) The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has listed American Vision as a “hate group” under the “other” category on their website because we are “anti-gay.’[1] I guess the majority of people in California who voted to outlaw homosexual marriage are also “haters.” Of course they are....
  • CA: Schwarzenegger signs budget deal

    02/20/2009 2:30:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 629+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/20/09 | Mike Zapler and Edwin Garcia
    SACRAMENTO — After months of dire warnings and a week of round-the-clock arm-twisting, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this afternoon signed a $41 billion budget package of steep tax increases and spending cuts. ... There is something in the package sure to offend nearly everyone: fed-up voters, tax-averse conservatives, labor unions, environmentalists, educators and local officials worried about how to keep the fraying social safety net from snapping. The deal also could end the political careers of the handful of Republican legislators who joined fractious Democrats to vote "aye" as the sun rose Thursday. The governor did not make any comments as...
  • Robbery Note - From The Banking Oligarchs This Morning[Deutsche Bank]

    02/18/2009 6:26:17 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 786+ views
    The Baseline Scenario ^ | 12 Feb 2009 | Simon Johnson
    The modern bank robber calmly hands a note to the teller, asking for money and making a moderately specific scary threat.  The robber, of course, expects the teller to hand over unmarked bills without a fuss. This morning’s “research” note from a major international bank is entitled, “Falling Short: The government needs to buy toxic assets,” and the heart of their one page argument is, with the emphasis as in the original,One main stumbling block to the purchasing of troubled assets has been pricing, specifically how does the government price a diverse set of assets in a way that does not...
  • Obama: Caterpillar will rehire if stimulus passes

    02/11/2009 8:46:53 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 2,519+ views ^ | 2/11/09
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Caterpillar's chief executive has told him the company will rehire some laid-off workers if the stimulus bill passes. The heavy equipment maker announced more than 22,000 job cuts last month as it scales back production amid the economic slowdown. During a visit to a transportation construction site just outside Washington in Springfield, Va., on Wednesday, Obama urged Congress to pass the bill. The House and Senate are
  • Boy Posing As Girl On Facebook Extorts Sex

    02/06/2009 6:36:13 AM PST · by tlb · 63 replies · 2,810+ views
    cbs ^ | Feb. 5, 2009 | AP
    Police: Teen Tricked Other Boys Into Sending Nude Photos Of Themselves, Then Blackmailed Some For Sex (AP) An 18-year-old male student is accused of posing as a girl on Facebook, tricking at least 31 male classmates into sending him naked photos of themselves and then blackmailing some for sex acts. The students go to New Berlin Eisenhower High School in New Berlin, which is in Waukesha County about 15 miles west of Milwaukee. According to the criminal complaint, Stancl first contacted the students through the social networking site Facebook, pretending to be a girl named Kayla or Emily. The boys...
  • White House: Census Director to &#8216;Work Closely&#8217; with West Wing

    02/05/2009 8:25:27 PM PST · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 3,370+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2-5-09 | Jonathan Allen
    The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that the as-yet-unnamed Census Bureau director will have a direct line to the White House but sought to define the relationship as one in which the director would “work closely with” rather than report to President Obama’s senior staff. ***After black and Hispanic leaders raised concerns over Commerce Secretary-nominee Judd Gregg ’s commitment to core functions of the Census Bureau, a senior White House official told CQ on Wednesday that the director would report directly to the White House.*** That brought fire Thursday from Republicans, who accused the White House of attempting to gain advantage...
  • Starving Out Blago

    01/27/2009 3:24:55 PM PST · by autumnraine · 6 replies · 411+ views
    Washington Independant ^ | 01/26/2009 | David Weigel
    Have Illinois legislators read the draft stimulus bill? They might want to: None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois. I’m unaware of any previous case of the Congress dangling a bag of money over state legislators’ heads like this before....
  • Lieberman Urged To Apologize To Obama, Biden

    01/21/2009 9:14:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies · 1,384+ views
    AP via WFSB ^ | 1/21/9
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Democrats are calling on Sen. Joe Lieberman to apologize to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for his comments criticizing them during the campaign. . . . It chastises the longtime Democrat, who won re-election in 2006 as an independent, for speaking at the Republican National Convention on behalf of Sen. John McCain.
  • Iranian protesters back Gaza and burn Obama picture

    01/13/2009 10:15:42 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 890+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:11pm GMT | Writing by Edmund Blair, editing by Tim Pearce
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Dozens of Iranians burnt posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Tehran on Tuesday and waved Palestinian flags in support of Gaza, according to a witness and photographs. Iranian demonstrators have often burnt effigies or pictures of U.S. presidents in protests. This appeared to be the first time Obama's picture had been defaced so publicly, a week before his inauguration as president.
  • CEOs suggest Opec temporarily stop oil production to up prices

    01/14/2009 5:22:15 PM PST · by enduserindy · 13 replies · 645+ views
    Emirates Business 24/7 ^ | January 14, 2009 | Shashank Shekhar
    As one of the most prominent oil cuts in history (2.2m barrels a day) and the Gaza strife fail to lift oil prices, the CEOs of companies dealing in commodities are calling for desperate measures including "Opec stopping production for a while".
  • What if the Oil stops? Edwin Black interview

    01/14/2009 5:37:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 523+ views
    Spero News ^ | December 22, 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    If oil supplies to the U.S. are cut, for example by the mining of the Strait of Hormuz by Iran, America will face a crisis. Energy independence, and technological change in the automotive industry, will be crucial says Edwin Black - author of "The Plan." ___ Investigative journalist Edwin Black is the bestselling author of the award-winning IBM and the Holocaust, which documented for the first time IBM’s indispensable 12-year relationship with the Hitler regime, and Internal Combustion which chronicled how governments and corrupt corporations needlessly addicted the world to oil. His new book is The Plan--How to Rescue Society...
  • "...he (Obama) can be blackmailed", Case of Berg vs. Obama,scheduled for 2 Conferences...

    01/06/2009 11:11:17 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 27 replies · 2,245+ views
    America's Right Q&A with Philip Berg via Gabrielle Cusumano/Townhall ^ | January 6, 2009 | Jeff Schreiber Interview with Philip J. Berg
    SNIP [" ... he (Obama) can be blackmailed internally and externally.]This cabinet, for example, is a shock. Robert Gates? What’s to say that the defense people didn’t sit down and say something along the lines of “play ball or else?” I don’t know for sure, nobody but those in the room knows for sure, but you can’t tell me that people aren’t aware of this. This cabinet really isn’t a cabinet of change. What’s to say that what we’re seeing is not internal blackmail? Obama has been vetted, people have found out the truth, and this is what could be...
  • 4 Rights Activists Guilty Of Blackmailing Animal Testing Firms (U.K.)

    12/23/2008 9:18:01 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies · 379+ views
    All Headline News ^ | December 23, 2008 | AHN Staff
    London, England (AHN) - The Winchester Crown Court found on Monday four rights activists guilty of blackmailing animal testing firms which supplied Huntingdon Life Sciences. Huntingdon, based in Cambridge, conducts animal testing for U.K. pharmaceutical industry. The four are members of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. Five SHAC members were charged of blackmailing, but only Gerrah Selby, Daniel Wadham, Gavin Medd-Hall and Heather Nicholson were declared guilty. The fifth accused, Trevor Holmes, was cleared of the charges. They all denied conspiracy to blackmail which included threats such as claiming the managers of the animal testing companies were pedophiles, sending fake...
  • Is Obama vulnerable to blackmail?

    12/18/2008 11:10:38 PM PST · by malkee · 48 replies · 2,406+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12-19-08 | James Lewis
    Suppose you're Bashir Assad or Putin, and you watch the Blago Blowup, a month before the next president even takes office. What are you thinking right now? First, Obama looks vulnerable to blackmail. His homey network is full of people who can't stand the light of day. They know all kinds of things the leftist media suppress -- people like Auchi (the Iraqi billionaire), Rezko (the corrupt Syrian multimillionaire), Emil Jones (the Godfather of Southside), and the whole Daley Machine. That's not even counting the freaky radicals or the pols Obama has surrounded himself with. Mayor Daley's brother is one...
  • What do the Clintons have on Obama?

    12/10/2008 1:59:33 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 23 replies · 1,377+ views
    Salon ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | Camille Paglia
    Roads and bridges! What joy. Last week's announcement by President-elect Barack Obama of his massive public works initiative to stimulate the economy won loud applause from me. Not only does the decaying U.S. infrastructure need emergency attention but construction commissions will be far more substantive and enduring than the half-mythical 5 million "green" jobs that Obama was airily promising before the election.
  • Muslim plea to Obama: Return to 'Islamic roots'

    12/07/2008 11:35:00 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 10 replies · 940+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 06, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Claiming Barack Obama has roots in the Islamic religion, an Egyptian cleric has broadcast a plea urging Obama to convert to Islam while warning if the U.S. doesn't withdraw its troops from the Middle East and provide aid to Muslims, those "eager for [death]" will attack America. "My message to [Obama] is threefold," declares Egyptian cleric Hassan Abu Al-Ashbal, speaking last week on the state-funded Al Nas religious television network. "First, I invite him to convert to Islam. This is the call of the Prophet and of Allah. Oh, Obama – convert to Islam, and you will be...
  • Obama birth battle goes to Supreme Court

    12/07/2008 6:36:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 101 replies · 3,638+ views
    Chicago Times ^ | December 7, 2008 | Tim Jones
    Five weeks after the state of Hawaii vouched for the authenticity of President-elect Barack Obama's birth certificate, the controversy over allegations that Obama is not eligible to take office next month has reached the Supreme Court, which is expected to announce Monday whether it will consider the matter. The fight is unusual because it thrives outside the so-called mainstream media, far beyond the oak-paneled offices of $700-an-hour lawyers and a world away from the 535 individuals whose surnames are preceded by Representative or Senator. This is a different army at work, in an environment increasingly influenced by the Internet. "It's...
  • Issuing Orders to America’s President Elect

    12/07/2008 7:06:54 PM PST · by chaimke · 8 replies · 463+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 12/07/08 | Chaim
    A proud cleric of the Religion of Peace (Submission) wants Obama to return to Islam and is warning of further bloodshed if he should fail to do so. all religions except for Islam are doomed to be humiliated, no advancements in science, medicine or mathematics have ever been made outside of Islam. Civilization itself couldn’t exist without Islam. I therefore have a few puzzling questions for the good cleric above… While it is true that up until 800 years or ago, Islam stood at the forefront of mathematical, medical, and scientific advancements, why is it that since then their contribution...
  • Blackmail and Barack Obama, He Would be at Risk

    12/03/2008 8:56:29 AM PST · by SteadyJohn · 398+ views
    Steady Habits ^ | Dec 3, 2008 | Steady Habits
    I just wrote about the albatross about to form involving the Treasury Bond and the bailout(s). The Treasury Bond is at record levels and only giving an interest rate of 2.67% on the ten year benchmark. At the same time, we are trying to borrow several trillion Dollars. In other words, we are asking debtors to lend us several trillion dollars even though they would only get 2.67%, at least currently, as their rate. The Treasury bond, especially the ten year, is the pre cursor to most long term rates like mortgages, car loans, student loans, etc. so it's uncontrolled...
  • US, India face Pak blackmail on terror

    11/30/2008 12:38:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies · 933+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 1 Dec 2008 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    US, India face Pak blackmail on terror 1 Dec 2008, 0054 hrs IST, Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN WASHINGTON: The United States and India face tactics bordering on blackmail from a militarized Pakistan - where civilian control is still very dodgy - as they coordinate efforts to eliminate terrorism in the region, according to analysts and officials on both sides. In what is turning out to be an elaborate chess game in the region, Islamabad on Saturday made its "Afghan move" to counter the US-India pincer, telling Washington that it will have to withdraw some 100,000 Pakistani troops posted on its western...
  • US, India face Pakistani blackmail on terror

    11/30/2008 12:53:39 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 20 replies · 902+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 1 Dec 2008, 0054 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The United States and India face tactics bordering on blackmail from a militarized Pakistan - where civilian control is still very dodgy - as they coordinate efforts to eliminate terrorism in the region, according to analysts and officials on both sides. In what is turning out to be an elaborate chess game in the region, Islamabad on Saturday made its "Afghan move" to counter the US-India pincer, telling Washington that it will have to withdraw some 100,000 Pakistani troops posted on its western borders to fight the al-Qaida-Taliban and move them east to the Indian front if New Delhi...
  • Is the President-Elect blackmail-able over his birth certificate?

    11/27/2008 6:22:01 AM PST · by ckilmer · 75 replies · 2,429+ views
    Renew America ^ | November 26, 2008 | Michael Gaynor
    November 26, 2008 Is the President-Elect blackmail-able over his birth certificate? By Michael Gaynor It IS cause for concern that the President-Elect is hiding his birth certificate and the logical questions presenting themselves are, why is the President-Elect hiding his birth certificate?, and Is the President-Elect blackmail-able over his birth certificate? I submit that there is a legitimate public interest in the birth certificate of the President-Elect. Is the truth about his birth what he wrote in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, or what he said at the last Alfred E. Smith dinner, or something else? Is America at...
  • Is the President-Elect Blackmail-able Over His Birth Certificate?

    11/24/2008 9:29:07 PM PST · by pissant · 71 replies · 1,813+ views
    WEB Commentary ^ | 11/25/08 | Mike Gaynor
    It IS cause for concern that the President-Elect is hiding his birth certificate and the logical questions presenting themselves are, why is the President-Elect hiding his birth certificate?, and Is the President-Elect blackmailable over his birth certificate? I submit that there is a legitimate public interest in the birth certificate of the President-Elect. Is the truth about his birth what he wrote in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, or what he said at the last Alfred E. Smith dinner, or something else? Is America at risk because the President-Elect is determined to conceal his birth certificate? Professor Matthew J....
  • The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ‘08

    11/24/2008 9:38:43 PM PST · by ckilmer · 104 replies · 3,512+ views
    Tulsa Today ^ | Monday, 24 November 2008 | Joan Swirsky
    The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ‘08 By Joan Swirsky    Monday, 24 November 2008 Analysis: Last week, newscasters reported that al Qaeda’s #2 terrorist disparaged the election of Barack Obama, and hurled racial slurs at Obama himself. “The report has not been confirmed by the State Department,” they all said, but they reported it anyway. Fox News reporter Carl Cameron told viewers that three “anonymous” insiders of Sen. McCain’s campaign said that Sarah Palin was, in essence, a diva and a dunce. He – and dozens of others who picked up the story on other channels – never...
  • Letter: Obama can expect same treatment Bush received (Reap What You Sow Liberals)

    11/19/2008 11:21:48 PM PST · by Syncro · 146 replies · 5,588+ views
    The Eagle-/Tribune ^ | November 19, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER DIGRAZIA
    Letter: Obama can expect same treatment Bush received To the editor:The selective memory of liberals never ceases to amaze me. In the midst of a Sound Off whine, the commentator labeled "No Democrats?" bleated, "Why are people so mean and hateful of this future president? I don't understand this. Give the guy a chance."Give Obama a chance? Let's take a walk down memory lane. Remember the screams that Bush stole the 2000 election? That he was poisoning children by putting arsenic in the water? That he was killing millions by not funding stem-cell research?Remember the bumper stickers? "He's not MY...
  • FReep the L.A. Times! [CONFIRMED: 10 am THURS (10/30)!] re: failure to release Obama/Khalidi Video

    10/29/2008 5:18:45 PM PDT · by RonDog · 196 replies · 4,459+ views
    The L.A. Chapter has been asked to helpFReep the L.A. Timesdemanding that they release the video tape of Obama and Khalidi.So, we need YOUR ideas for protest signs - asap.What do YOU think?Please post your SIGN IDEAS here!
  • Muslim group to help keep peace in Miami's Overtown

    05/28/2008 11:07:50 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 11 replies · 83+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 5.28.08 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ
    Seeking a balance between outreach and enforcement, Miami is launching a nearly $1 million crime-fighting initiative in Overtown that will mix police patrols, video cameras -- and suit-and-tie wearing Muslims. The stepped-up policing seeks to deter would-be lawbreakers without making Overtown residents feel ''invaded,'' in the words of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones. Which is where the Muslims come in. Along with budgeting hundreds of thousands of dollars for increased police patrols and the installation of surveillance cameras, Miami is spending $150,000 on a ''Peacemakers'' pilot program run by a nonprofit with ties to the Nation of Islam.