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  • Obama: Don't come over until women have 'settled down'

    04/06/2012 11:25:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama's conference on women got off to an awkward start Friday when Mr. Obama seemed to play on some throwback stereotypes about women lacking professional decorum in his opening remarks. "I was going to head over here earlier, and they said, no, no, this place is full of women and they're still settling down," Mr. Obama told the room. "I said, what do you mean settling down? What are they doing over there? Just creating havoc." It wasn't clear from his remarks who told the president to wait until the women had "settled down" before coming over to the...
  • Gay couple to pitch Obama at Easter Egg roll

    04/06/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    A gay couple will use the traditional White House Easter Egg roll Monday to lobby President Obama to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell of New Mexico, partners for 18 years, will bring their eight-year-old daughter to the event to try to influence Mr. Obama on the proposed order that would cover federal contractors. "I work for a federal contractor, and there's a piece of paper sitting on President Obama's desk that would give me a little more security for my family," Mr. Scarbrough, who works for United Healthcare, said...
  • Ellen Brown-The Key to Solving the Debt Problem–06.Apr.2012

    04/06/2012 11:02:30 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/06/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Ellen Brown has been studying the government debt problem for years and believes she has a solution. Rather than governments borrowing money from banks and outsiders, they should be borrowing directly from central banks. Thus any interest owed would be paid back to the government, eliminating a large portion of the resulting debt burden. Combine this with borrowing only for projects that will generate sufficient revenues to self-liquidate the loans and you have a prescription for responsible government finance. Canada did this successfully until the 1970's, when the Bank for International Settlements stepped in and helped end the...
  • Penalizing for not buying insurance is not a burden, but insisting on free ID to vote IS a burden

    04/06/2012 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-12 | DrJohn
    The Obamacare individual mandate demands that everyone have insurance coverage and penalizes those who do not carry insurance. The fine for not purchasing health insurance under PPACA is $95 per person in 2014 (or 1% of taxable income, whichever is greater), $325 in 2015 (or 2%), and $695 in 2016 (or 2.5%). Thereafter, the mandate is indexed to inflation. But hold on, there are exemptions: In addition, many people are exempted from the mandate, such as those for whom premiums exceed 8 percent of household income. Hence, as premiums increase, more and more people will be exempted from the...
  • Terminus

    04/06/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT · by fporretto · 3 replies
    Liberty's Torch ^ | 04/06/2012 | Francis W. Porretto
    I have had enough. The progression that has driven the original, relatively constrained welfare system of the United States to its present, cradle-to-grave assurances of absolute support for whatever form of Taking or Faking one chooses to pursue has taken quite a lot of Americans, including this one, to a completely different destination. Here's a sample of the fuel that's propelled us: “I believe that in a society as wealthy as ours, we should have a commitment to our seniors and to the disabled,” Obama said. “That’s not a sign of weakness. That’s not socialism.” Obama called “the basic American...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooter Zimmerman’s Audio Tapes Show Calm

    04/06/2012 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Candace Smith
    SANFORD, Fla. — New analysis of calls to police made by George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, show a man who never offered up race as a descriptor of suspicious people in the neighborhood watch area until being prompted by a dispatcher. On the calls he made to Sanford, Fla., police he seems reluctant to take initiative in pursuing one suspicious man. Since August 2011, Zimmerman called in to a non-emergency police line seven times, according to documents released by the Sanford Police Department. Of those calls, five were made to report a “suspicious person.” In the...
  • Harrisburg Bigots Say Blacks, Other Minorities Too Stupid to Get an ID (New PA Voter ID law)

    04/06/2012 9:41:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    April 6, 2012 Harrisburg Bigots Say Blacks, Other Minorities Too Stupid to Get an ID Paul Hair Conservatives advocate for voter ID because we want fair elections. We are against the election theft racket that is an integral part of the Democrat-Media complex, and that is threatening this nation. And because we are for law and order, the Democrat-Media complex and their leftist allies label us as “racists” and other nasty names. And it is this utter contempt for truth and any desire for understanding that informs my headline, my following column, and how I will address the left from...
  • Are You Scared yet? Well You Should Be

    04/06/2012 9:41:36 AM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 6 replies
    Tea Party ^ | April 2, 2012 | Ann barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt burning the Quran in USA as a fight against the DEVIL.: http://teapartyorg.ning.com/video/ann-barnhardt-burning-the-quran-in-usa http://youtu.be/8qHmXMMCrlI http://cybercorrespondent.wordpress.com
  • Anti Gun Rights Groups Held At Bay In Court's "Assault Weapons" Decision

    04/06/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 8 replies
    The lawsuit filed by Matthew D. Wilson, Troy Edhlund, and Joseph Messineo, against the Cook County, Illinois “Assault weapons” ban, has survived a motion for dismissal in the Illinois Supreme Court and was sent back to the trial Court for further proceedings. It was filed to challenge the Cook County's Blair Holt “Assault" weapons ban’s constitutionality. A spokesperson for the three men said that this was a victory for them because the Illinois Court kept the case alive. It was a unanimous decision by the seven Justices. The three men have won a battle; however, a war still lies ahead....
  • Poll shows big racial divide in opinion on Trayvon Martin case

    04/06/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Americans are sharply divided by race in their opinion of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida by a Hispanic neighborhood watchman. A Gallup/USA Today poll finds that most black Americans (73 percent) think Trayvon Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, would have been arrested if Martin had been white. Only 33 percent of non-Hispanic white people said the same thing. The racial divide on Zimmerman's guilt was also big: 51 percent of black people said Zimmerman is "definitely guilty" based on the information available, compared to only 10 percent of whites. About 20 percent of both whites and blacks...
  • Bella Santorum in hospital again.

    04/06/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 54 replies
    Santorum campaign
    April 6, 2012 For Immediate Release Contact: Matt Beynon - 703.307.8633 SANTORUM CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BELLA SANTORUM Verona, PA - The Rick Santorum for President campaign has issued the following statement on the health of Isabella Santorum. Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: "Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery."
  • U.S. Getting Closer to Funding China Enviro Clean-Ups, Brazil Airport and Ukraine '9-1-1' Upgrades

    04/06/2012 8:43:46 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 9 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government yesterday took the next step towards partly financing environmental cleanup projects in China. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor previously reported, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) last month issued a Scope of Work related to a series of groundwater remediation initiatives in China—projects for which that nation intend to infuse (USD) $5.5 billion of its own money through 2020 (Monitor, March 16). Nonetheless, USTDA awarded a $44,000 contract to Ascendant Program Services, LLC, a Bethesda, Md.-based infrastructure consulting firm, to embark upon a "definitional mission," or DM, to China. (Contract award #USTDA-CO201261140). Despite the seemingly...
  • Kabuki: Arby’s fakes a Rush Limbaugh advertising protest

    04/06/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 64 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 4/6/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Last night, I linked to the story about Arby’s blocking conservatives on Twitter for protesting the company’s protest of conservative talk show giant Rush Limbaugh. Today, the Right Sphere notes that Arby’s president is a big Democrat donor.Here’s the bottom line on this latest manufactured attempt by the Hush Rush mob to make it appear that he and the radio stations that carry his show are suffering economic harm because of Soros monkey-directed pressure.It’s complete bull. Total Kabuki theater. Arby’s is not and has not ever been a national sponsor of Rush’s program. In the radio industry, advertisers can buy...
  • "Political System X" can be found on page 95

    04/06/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Recently Beck has "described a bit about what Political System X" does, as well as gives some real world examples of how Political System X would manifest itself, what that would look like. This is why I spend so much time on progressivism, and I really wish more bloggers would take progressivism seriously. Or, at least, be willing to dig into the progressives own history. Because many of you who automatically think 'communist' when the topic is progressivism, well, there's really no soft way to say this: You're wrong. Not all progressives are communists. Yes, you can cite Van Jones(and...
  • Our media won’t say it but Canada is really going to sell oil to China Obama wins and we lose

    04/06/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Pushed by Barack Obama’s naked attempts to destroy our economy Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made up his mind: he will look west to China when he is ready to sell his nation’s crude oil. Barack Obama has won this round to destroy America’s economy and we have lost. Anyone who thought this dangerous game of chicken would end in our closest neighbor and one of our strongest allies knuckling under and waiting until Obama was finished using our lives to squeeze more campaign funds from the far Left has been proved wrong. This is really going to happen....
  • Today's Toons 4/6/12

    04/06/2012 7:14:45 AM PDT · by mystery-ak
    The Briefing Room ^ | April 6, 2012 | pookie18
  • BLS: Employment to Population Ratio Falls to 58.5%, Teen Unemployment Going “Spanish”

    04/06/2012 6:43:31 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/06/12 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the BLS, employers in the U.S. added fewer jobs than forecast in March. The 120,000 increase in payrolls , the fewest in five months, followed a revised 240,000 gain in February. Expectations were for 205,000. My ex-colleague from Deutsche Bank, Joe LaVorgna, called for +250,000. Unemployment fell to 8.2%. And U6 unemployment fell to 14.5%. Still, 14.5% is still numbing. But the most revealing employment rate, the employment to population ratio, fell to 58.5%. That means that the nonemployment ratio rose to 41.5%. And 164,000 Americans quit looking for work. And teen unemployment rose to 25%! But that...
  • Update: Attorney Mario Apuzzo Files Ballot Access Challenge Against Obama Today in NJ

    04/06/2012 6:35:01 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 68 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Unattributed
    Mario Apuzzo, Esq., Today, April 5, 2012, I filed with the New Jersey Secretary of State in Trenton, New Jersey, the Objection Of Nicholas E. Purpura and Theodore T. Moran To Petition Of Nomination Of Barack Obama, also Known As Barack Hussein Obama II, Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, and Barack Hussein Obama Soebarkah. That office reviewed the Objection and decided that it did merit a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. The Objection to Obama’s nominating petition is that he has not provided competent and sufficient evidence to the New Jersey Secretary of State showing his identity and that...
  • And They Wonder Why Voters Are Angry

    04/06/2012 6:07:26 AM PDT · by radioone · 12 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 06, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    As Mitt Romney assumes the role of presumptive Republican nominee, polls suggest a competitive general election matchup between the former Massachusetts governor and President Obama. Typically, both candidates poll in the mid-40s, while 10 to 12 percent remain uncommitted to either side. Among these uncommitted voters, Rasmussen Reports polling shows that just 22 percent approve of the way the president is handling his job. Seventy-two percent (72 percent) disapprove. As for intensity, just 2 percent strongly approve, and 40 percent strongly disapprove. At first glance, this seems like good news for Romney. These uncommitted voters will be difficult for the...
  • Fox’s Jesse Watters Investigates Chicago’s South Side: “We Don’t Shoot White People…’

    04/06/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 11 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | April 6 | Staff
    "Watters' World Segment" tonight. Violent crime in Chicago. So far this year 109 people have been murdered in that city. That's up 56 percent over last year. Much of the violence is gang- generated minority-involved. We sent Jesse Watters to the Windy City to find out what's going on.