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  • Forget climate change, we must focus on the real issue

    03/10/2012 5:10:17 AM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Autonomous Mind ^ | February 6, 2012 | Autonomous Mind
    Over at Bishop Hill there is a post titled A Study in Groupthink that looks at an exchange of Twitter comments between Maurizio Morabito ( @Omnologos ) and Bora Zivkovic ( @BoraZ ), the blogs editor at Scientific American. The author of the Bishop Hill blog, Andrew Montford, explains in his post that Zivkovic is clearly very much out of the same mould as Peter Gleick, which I take to mean an unswerving true believer, a rigid in his views who sees anyone dissenting from what he chooses to believe in and argue for as ultimately evil or corrupted by...
  • Lost toys, lost boys and lost childhoods. (link only)

    Link only - Courtesy Sultan Knish
  • Hidden Employment Numbers Stymie Obama’s job Growth Claim(Government Job Creation Ping)

    03/10/2012 4:30:50 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2012 | Niel Munro
    There’s so much hidden unemployment in the labor force that even Friday’s improved jobs numbers failed to decrease the official unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. In February, the private sector added 233,000 new jobs, but 476,000 non-working people began looking for a job. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rules, only by seeking work did those individuals officially become unemployed. That’s because BLS does not count workers as unemployed unless they have actively searched for work in the last four weeks. As a result, millions of non-working people are not counted as unemployed by BLS officials. The statistical quirk...
  • Mark Steyn: Miss Fluke goes to Washington

    03/10/2012 4:21:50 AM PST · by radioone · 43 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3-9-12 | Mark Steyn
    When even casual sex requires a state welfare program, you're pretty much done for.I'm writing this from Australia, so, if I'm not quite up to speed on recent events in the United States, bear with me – the telegraph updates are a bit slow here in the bush. As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law and recently testified before Congress. Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Over the Cliff We Go

    03/10/2012 4:14:41 AM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    THE ELECTRIC DC CAR TEST It seems as if the Obama Administration will mainly be remembered for two things. Turning over the entire Middle East to the Muslim Brotherhood and badly mishandling the automotive industry. Controlling what cars people own and how they work is a basic means of social control. Trying to seize control of the industry was a golden opportunity for the nudgers to nudge us into our corner. But the post-bailout GM is acting like the pre-bailout GM, senselessly buying up pieces of foreign car companies that it doesn't actually need, but this time it's doing it...
  • The promise of Russia’s urban middle class

    03/10/2012 3:02:15 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2012 | Condoleezza Rice
    Much depends on who capitalizes on the thirst for change. As daily protests wane, the hard work of political organizing must begin. In this regard, the liberal, or “right,” forces (as they are known) need to address the Russian people’s concrete economic and social concerns. Too often movements have rallied around a strong personality with minimal connection to the population’s aspirations. This time the liberals have a ready-made constituency in the rising middle class and its youthful vanguard. They cannot waste this opportunity. Otherwise, the standard-bearers of change could be radical nationalists, even warmed-over communists who might well tap into...
  • The killing of American soldiers for burning the quran

    03/09/2012 11:50:21 PM PST · by Wsmike · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-7-12 | Wsmike
    I was a bit upset when I heard that our soldiers were getting shot in the head for taking away the qurans from the prisoners for passing notes back and forth - so I wrote me a good old protest song.... God bless America!
  • The Catholic Herald Video Blog

    You have got to check out this video produced by Bishop Sheridan of Colorado Springs in conjunction with Father Hollowell. "The gloves are off. On one side we have Planned Parenthood, the mainstream media and the President. On the other the Catholic Church."
  • Film Biographer in Awe of Obama

    03/09/2012 10:09:35 PM PST · by John Semmens · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Davis Guggenheim's recently completed film biography presents an unstintingly glowing portrayal of President Barack Obama. There is, to quote Guggenheim, “no downside to this man save the enmity of his enemies.” “Only one other person in the history of the world has led a comparably exemplary life,” Guggenheim asserted. “Jesus healed the sick. Obama gave us healthcare. Jesus fed the multitudes. Obama has put more people on food stamps than any other president. The parallels between the two men's great works are uncanny.” Guggenheim expressed some anxiety that “like Jesus, Obama may be crucified for his efforts. Every day, right-wing...
  • Greece Has Defaulted - Which Country In Europe Is Next?

    03/09/2012 8:45:19 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 3-9-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Greece Has Defaulted - Which Country In Europe Is Next?Michael SnyderMarch 3, 2012 Well, it is official. The restructuring deal between Greece and private investors has been pushed through and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association has ruled that this is a credit event which will trigger credit-default swap contracts. The ISDA is saying that there are approximately $3.2 billion in credit-default swap contracts on Greek debt outstanding, and most analysts expect that the global financial system will be able to absorb these losses. But still, 3.2 billion dollars is nothing to scoff at, and some of these financial institutions...
  • Sheriff Arpaio, call Bill O'Reilly Please (vanity)

    03/09/2012 8:37:58 PM PST · by jdirt · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The video of Bill O'Reilly blowing off Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 6 month investigation was incredible. Now we have "journalists" who think they know more about investigating than trained detectives who have determined probable cause exists that an image of a document and a document involving the President were forged. Bill would like us to believe that he has ignored Sheriff Joe's investigation because the Sheriff did not provide any hard evidence and he is too busy. Well if he is too busy to look into it, how did he know that the sheriff did not provide any evidence? Bill...
  • Politics Blog: Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive

    03/09/2012 7:38:01 PM PST · by thecodont · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Mar 09 2012 at 9:29 am | Posted By: Mike Moffitt
    The United States may be a republic, but it’s democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that’s why we got into Iraq, right? To take out a dictator and spread democracy. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” “One person, one vote.” We are an egalitarian society that treasures the mandate of its citizenry. But more than a decade’s worth research suggests that the citizenry is too dumb to pick the best leaders. They know what's best for the country. Work by Cornell University psychologist David Dunning and then-colleague Justin Kruger found that “incompetent people are inherently unable...
  • Video showing who to vote for from a biblical perspective

    03/09/2012 5:10:48 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 14 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-9-12 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Video of classic biblical explanation of who God wants us to vote for:
  • For Whom Does God Want Us To Vote?

    03/09/2012 5:07:13 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-9-12 | Jerry McGlothlin
    For who does God, our Creator, want us to vote? Of course, the answer is for whomever He tells us to vote. Ask in prayer and vote for who God tells you to vote. But what if He doesn't name names? Here are some scriptures that give direction on voting biblically: Exodus 18:21 says: "Choose able men from all the people--God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain and corruption--and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers." So if it's important to have honest leaders over groups of 1000, then how much more important is...
  • Why Does 9% Unemployment Make Obama Upset?

    03/09/2012 4:12:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    But isn't unemployment under 9%? Tell that to Gallup.
  • Barack Obama'sClose Encounter with theWeather Underground

    03/09/2012 3:07:32 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 60 replies ^ | 10/27/2008 | contributed by quickjustice, Irene NYC, Toasty, and Chicken Kiev.
    Barack Obama would have you believe that the bombings by the radical domestic terrorists known as The Weather Underground were something that happened "when I was eight years old" and with which he had absolutely no connection. And while it is true that their bombings started when Obama was eight years old, they actually continued until he was twenty years old. And, incredibly, the life of Barack Obama and the terror campaign of the Weather Underground nearly intersected on the evening of September 26, 1981 at an anti-Apartheid protest which turned violent at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Score $1 Swiffer Duster Kits & Refills + FREE Quart Paint

    03/09/2012 3:05:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 9, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    It's been like a coupon desert out there for the past few weeks but, fortunately, tomorrow there are a couple of SUPER Deals. In particular you can score Swiffer Duster Kits AND Refills for just a buck each. Here is how it works: First go over to Dollar General and print out a couple of their $5 off $25 purchase coupons which are good for Saturday 3/10 ONLY. Then cut out a few of the Swiffer Coupons from the March Procter & Gamble inserts which state "Buy One Swiffer Starter Kit, Get One Refill FREE." You don't have the...
  • Obama campaign gets more Air Force aircraft

    03/09/2012 3:00:47 PM PST · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/9/12 | Niel Munro
    The U.S. Air Force is pulling nine cargo aircraft from military operations to support President Barrack Obama’s stepped-up visits to campaign events. The five medium-capacity C-130s and four heavyweight C-17s will be used to ferry security vehicles, armored limousines and communications gear into cities ahead of Obama’s campaign appearances. In the months before November, the president is expected to fly into multiple cities per week, and speak at multiple sites per day. On Mar. 8, for example, the president will fly to Richmond, and then drive over to a Rolls-Royce aircraft-parts factory. That evening, he’ll fly down to Houston, Texas....
  • Dems Introduce Legislation to Repeal Indefinite Detention of Americans

    03/09/2012 2:32:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 8 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) have unveiled legislation in the Senate and House which would ensure that any individual detained on U.S. soil under the Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) has access to due process and the federal court system. The bill would repeal the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that requires the military to detain on U.S. soil any individuals suspected of terrorism. Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch an effort to protect U.S. citizens from indefinite detention and preserve civil liberties.Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch...
  • Oh, My: 'Miss Panama 2011' = Sheldry Sáez

    03/09/2012 2:19:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Video/links/more at Reaganite Republican _______________________________________________ EventosTOP   BeautyContestUpdate   ShinyMeteor
  • Fisker, the car of the future, not quite electrifying at Consumer Reports

    03/09/2012 2:13:55 PM PST · by landsbaum · 14 replies
    Electric cars, which wouldn’t even be an option if taxpayers’ money wasn’t propping them up, don’t ultimately save money or cut down pollution. They aren’t reliable to get from here to there. But they can look nice, like the Fisker Karma. Speaking of which, we have this shall we say not entirely unexpected news, courtesy Reuters:...
  • Remy does it again with his Videos(Re: Sandra Fluke)

    03/09/2012 2:00:44 PM PST · by Clock King · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/09/2012 | Remy
    Just wanted mention Remy's latest video. This guy cracks me up, and I wish he could do this full time.
  • Wind energy to the rescue. Well, not exactly…

    03/09/2012 1:44:41 PM PST · by landsbaum · 3 replies
    So, how is that alternative, renewable wind energy coming along? No need to split hairs. Give us a general idea. “To the nearest whole number, the percentage of the world’s energy that comes from wind turbines today is: zero,” says Matt Ridley at the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Oops...
  • Pegging 10th Grade Students Politically Unnecessary And Inappropriate

    03/09/2012 1:29:36 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/9/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The 30-question survey my son had half-filled out that he brought home this week from his Jackson High School American Government 10th grade class read: “Pinpoint yourself, politically.” The survey asked him about his views on prayer, gun control, abortion and gay rights and awarded points based upon his answers. Get the most points — you are “Jesse Jackson.” Score a zero — you are “Jesse Helms.” Helms died in 2008. Another question asked if the student would rather dine with Charlton Heston or Paul Newman, who also both died in 2008. If the references appear dated, that’s because the...
  • So, What's Next Step Towards The Eurocalypse?

    03/09/2012 1:14:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/9/12 | Reggie Middleton
    Okay, as I have been warning since the first quarter of 2010, Greece has defaulted. What I mean by default is that Greece did not honor the payment terms of its debtor agreements. I really don't care what this or that association decides to call it, if you bought Greek bonds you ain't getting the money that Greece promised when they promised they will give it to you. Just to add something official sounding to it, Fitch has declared it so, Fitch Downgrades Greece From C To Restricted Default. Of course, if you are on BoomBustBlog of following me, your...
  • Rush to avoid debate no Fluke

    03/09/2012 1:09:20 PM PST · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 7 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andy Matthews
    I’m not interested in rehashing the details of the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy, because this sensationalist storyline has distracted so many people from the infinitely more important debate on whether the federal government ought to be able to force health-insurance providers to cover the purchase of contraceptives. It is, fundamentally, a debate over the very nature of government. It’s a debate that those of us who believe in limited government and individual freedom ought to welcome. And it’s one we need to win. That’s because it’s a debate that so perfectly illuminates the core differences between the two main competing...
  • Fear And Loathing In Macon, Georgia

    03/09/2012 1:06:09 PM PST · by Billlknowles ^ | 3-8-2012 | Bill Knowles
    We should have learned our lesson here in Macon….If you dare ever to disagree with a African-American politicians’ political agenda you’re a racist, no matter what color you are. Or so says our old friend Elaine Lucas who again has poked her head out of her cave to try and ram the Dr. Romain Dallemand’s Macon Miracle plan down our throat (please read my other columns in The 11th Hour or at for more information about the plan itself) while at the same time keeping our community from evolving by consolidating the City of Macon and the Bibb County...
  • Mainline Protestantism ‘Gone from’ Christianity; Santorum Just Lost the South

    03/09/2012 12:54:15 PM PST · by unspun · 119 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 21, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    ...I Believe, Michigan too, I Fear   Update:This update is made simply to point out the problem with Rick Santorum's speech, excerpted below, as many are apparently having difficulty seeing it. I apologize for not making it clearer, earlier. The problem lays in two sentences: “And of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is a shambles. It is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. "...mainline Protestantism.... It is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it." 2/19/2012 @ 1:50pm CT It was almost an excellent and...
  • SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO SAYS CRIMINAL FRAUD In Obama Birth Certificate AND Selective Service Card

    03/09/2012 12:28:55 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 57 replies ^ | 03/09/2012 |
    An investigative “Cold Case Posse” begun in 2011 by “America’s toughest sheriff” – Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County concluded during a March 1, 2012 news conference that there is probable cause that the document released by the White House last year as President Obama’s birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery! Analyst Steve Beaman, a number crunching genius who sold one of his companies to Charles Schwab that is now known as the Schwab Equity Rating, is available to discuss the political and economic implications of such high profile allegations. Beaman explains how investigators did conducted their analysis. He says...
  • Santorum needs to live up to his own standards.

    03/09/2012 12:28:45 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 17 replies ^ | March 1, 2012 | Uploaded by 147DegreesWest
    Santorum needs to live up to his own standards. In his own words. I love what Palin says :)
  • Why is Obama singing?

    03/09/2012 12:26:54 PM PST · by Wolf13 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-9-12 | Gary Bauer
    Obama sings while the country sinks!
  • An ugly Air Force cover up: Quinton Keel not fired, but promoted and allowed to resign

    03/09/2012 12:19:19 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 92 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Instead of being fired, Quinton Keel the Dover AFB mortuary supervisor who dumped 9/11 victims remains in landfill was promoted and allowed to resign after being promoted. Keel whose ghoulish mistreatment of the remains of our fallen military heroes was brought to light by whistleblowers has been force out only because was caught retaliating against them. According to Air Force sources Keel, showed no regard for our honored dead, and no remorse when his willful mishandling of our war heroes’ bodies was revealed by courageous whistleblowers. Instead of contrition Keel systematically retaliated against those who exposed him. Keel has been...
  • Open Carry Makes You As Dangerous as John Wilkes Booth, Tim McVeigh, Sharon Angle, and Ted Nugent?

    03/09/2012 11:56:11 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 20 replies
    A well publicized anti firearms rights advocate wrote last week that those who openly carry firearms make a political statement just like John Wilkes Booth, Timothy McVey, Sharon Angle, and Ted Nugent. What? They are like a Presidential assassin, a mass murderer, a female Nevada politician, and a rock star/hunter? This isn’t a fringe concept. This is mainstream liberalism. This is why gun sales have begun to soar again just like before the 2008 election of Barack Obama. All of this was over a man who was legally openly carrying. A Michigan Concealed pistol permit holder walked into a polling...
  • WHERE IS ROMNEY’S GUN?: 2nd Amendment Groups Concerned About His Candidacy

    03/09/2012 11:45:23 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies ^ | 03/09/2012 |
    The truest of conservative political pundits argue that, as a Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is just Obama in a Reagan suit—and, thus, even as the longstanding frontrunner in the primary, he can’t seem to close the deal on getting the nomination. To this point, most of the critical attention he’s receiving has to do with his record on social issues. But, as Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), points out, Romney’s moderate inclinations and flip-flopping habits are converging on the conservative staple issue of gun rights—leaving folks like Pratt very concerned...
  • Obama spends $10 million to develop $50 light bulb

    03/09/2012 11:36:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Don Surber
    The Obama administration created a $10 million L Prize to award the manufacturer who came up with an affordable and efficient light bulb. One would think the marketplace would take care of that but our federal government no more believes in free enterprise than I believe in global warming. This program began under President Bush. Ah yes, who knows more about efficiency than the federal government? In August, Philips announced: “The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Philips Lighting North America has won the 60-watt replacement bulb category of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. The Department...
  • Why People Faint At Obama Events

    03/09/2012 11:26:21 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    President Obama brags that "folks" faint all the time at his events. With the data presented below, one can clearly see the reason for this is actually rooted in science.
  • Don't Let Limbaugh Off the Hook (Two Bag Barf Alert)

    03/09/2012 11:12:53 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 32 replies
    The Afro ^ | 3/8/12 | Sean Yoes
    What a sight it is to see maniacal radio show host Rush Limbaugh grovel. After issuing a perfunctory statement last weekend he called an “apology” to the Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke – a young woman he called a “slut” and a “prostitute” – the backlash against him has only increased. Now, as I write this, a dozen companies and counting have pulled their advertising from his radio show – allegedly the most popular conservative radio talk show in America – and in doing so are pulling major dollars out of Limbaugh’s ample pockets. So, now we see Limbaugh, perhaps...
  • Ed Schultz Paid Nearly$200,000 By Unions in 2011,According to Labor Dept.

    03/09/2012 10:59:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/9/12 | Jack Coleman
    What a shock -- labor unions paying one of their biggest cheerleaders in the media. Perhaps Ed Schultz could explain what he does for unions to warrant such largesse. I don't recall hearing anything along these lines on his radio program or MSNBC show. (graphic after page break) In fiscal 2011, Schultz received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for what the U.S. Department of Labor categorized as "representational activities." For swag like that, you'd think Schultz could at least get it right about the CWA name. Instead, he invariably refers to it as the "Communication"
  • Matt Drudge Blamed By California Conservative For Helping To Elect Barack Obama President

    03/09/2012 10:51:23 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | R. Scott Moxley
    A former Los Angeles radio show host is claiming today that Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 with the secret assistance of the grand daddy of Republican bloggers: Matt Drudge. John Ziegler, a conservative activist who gained fame in Southern California for his talk shows on LA powerhouse station KFI-AM from 2004 to 2007, wrote in a column he had living proof that at critical points in the last election Drudge erased or blocked from his Drudge Report potent, negative news about Obama. But Ziegler's living proof is now dead: Andrew Breitbart, a former Drudge Report employee, who...
  • Topic: A Cowboy named Bud (Humor about government)

    03/09/2012 10:44:43 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Conservative Political Forum ^ | February 29, 2012 | Ford289HiPo
    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?" Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?" The yuppie parks...
  • The Testimony that Proves Obama Can't Shake the 'Death Panels' Debate

    03/09/2012 10:31:07 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | James Poulos
    So far, only a corner of the conservative blogosphere has paid much attention to last week’s testimony by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee. But Sebelius’s comments on the virtues of birth control are set to pour fresh fuel on the fire of the ‘death panels’ charge. Her flat-footed, programmatic response to Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy’s straightforward queries reinforce the claims of Republicans like Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will usher in an era of rationing, with the government making decisions about care based on who...
  • Obama mocks reporter with lies- left wing press swallows it whole

    03/09/2012 10:01:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-09-12 | DrJohn
    It is an impressive thing to watch Barack Obama smile and lie through his teeth. It is another equally impressive thing to watch the left wing press zombies sit with their drool buckets, nodding their heads without question, thoroughly intimidated. Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked Obama "Your critics will say on Capitol Hill that you want gas prices to go higher, because you have said before that will wean the American people off fossil fuels onto renewable fuels. How do you respond to that?" And Obama responded: “Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the President of...
  • Triple Lutz Report--$50 Light Bulbs-Thanks to Your Dim Bulbs in Congress--Episode 169

    03/09/2012 9:59:46 AM PST · by appeal2 · 18 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    A trip to Home Depot this weekend revealed the shocking news that while some incandescent (Edison) bulbs are still available, our choice of bulbs has come down to: awful compact fluorescent bulbs that are hazardous to the environment and cost more; halogen bulbs, which cost many times the price of a regular bulb; and, the new and improved $50 LED bulb. While the LED bulbs are cool, 50 bucks is an outrageous price to be on the bleeding edge of technology. And for what purpose, to cut power consumption to stop non-existent global warming? I hope you're as outraged as...
  • Was “Citizens United” an activist Supreme Court decision?

    03/09/2012 9:56:28 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | March 12, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The simple answer is no, the Citizens United decision was not an activist Supreme Court decision. The Citizens United decision upheld the principle that organized groups, whether they are corporations, unions, or for that matter groups such as the National Organization of Women, a corporation, have the right to engage in political speech and political activism in the form of supporting candidates and causes with money and in-kind support. Citizens United upheld the Constitutional principle of the right to assemble and to seek redress of grievances. By rendering their decision, the Supreme Court upheld the right of any group, which...
  • Contact info for Sheila Jackson Lee and Jan Schakowsky regarding refusal to condemn Bill Maher

    03/09/2012 9:33:20 AM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-2012
    NOTE: after seeing the YouTube, I could not resist contacting the two congresswomen. Maybe some of you would like to send them a fax with your opinion. FAX (202) 226-6890 Congresswoman Schakowsky: I saw the YouTube in which you refused to condemn Bill Maher for calling Sarah Palin a c*nt and dumb tw*t and for refusing to call on President Obama to return the $1 million that Maher gave to his SuperPac. Since it is apparently okay with you to use those demeaning and disgusting words against Governor Palin, I am going to presume that, if I wrote a parody...
  • A Critical Warning: How Drudge has Betrayed Andrew Breitbart – and You

    03/09/2012 9:30:53 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 47 replies
    Andrew Breitbart was one of us, a “Bulldog for the conservative cause,” as Rush Limbaugh put it. And that is why I was furious when I learned that Matt Drudge callously betrayed him – the facts follow below. Andrew Breitbart tried to vet Obama in 2008 – and Matt Drudge blocked his efforts. One might consider, after reading this article, that Drudge, in fact, helped elect Obama! How do you feel about President Obama? Me too, and that’s why Drudge’s betrayal of Andrew Breitbart infuriates me. Drudge betrayed Andrew Breitbart – and you, because you trusted Drudge too. Back to...
  • Julian D.W. Phillips Has A Long Golden Memory--03-09-2012

    03/09/2012 9:29:36 AM PST · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Julian D.W. Phillips of and acclaim has a long memory. He's been actively involved and profitting from world financial and metal markets since 1971. He's one of a few who has vivid memories of the last gold bull market and subsequent gold bear market. Being an international financier, he has a unique perspective that many Americans and Westerners will find disquieting. With talk of gold confiscation in the air, Julian believes the US Government might want your gold because they will need it to pay back Germany and other allies. The US has been storing their gold in...
  • "Santorum Girls" video

    This is a nice counter to the 2008 "Obama Girl" video.
  • GM's Latest 'Crapload' of Chevy Volt Nonsense

    03/09/2012 8:49:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mark Modica
    These guys at Government Motors just continue to outdo themselves. Just as Chevy Volt owners are getting over being called idiots by the head of Audi, GM comes up with an ad that lends credence to the accusation. A supposed Volt owner tells how she loves her car because her friends think it looks like a spaceship and it saves a "crapload" of money. I laid off the original story of the Audi head saying Volts were for idiots. The .001 percenters who bought Volts have a right to spend their money as they see fit and I gave...
  • 16 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Be A Really, Really Bad President

    03/09/2012 8:45:13 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    The American Dream ^ | October 31st, 2011
    At this point, it appears very likely that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. He has raised far more money than any of the other candidates, he is leading or is near the lead in all of the early states, the mainstream media have anointed him as the frontrunner and a number of recent polls show that most Republicans fully expect Romney to win the nomination. So will Mitt Romney be the next president of the United States? Well, he certainly fits the part. He looks like a president and he speaks very...