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  • Capital Ideas

    04/14/2012 5:40:56 AM PDT · by fporretto · 1 replies
    Liberty's Torch ^ | April 14, 2012 | Francis W. Porretto
    In the ongoing presidential campaign, we may expect a handful of broad themes to receive the overwhelmingly greater fraction of the Democrat propagandists' efforts: "Republican war on women" "The 1%" "Fairness" The "fairness" canard is, of course, aimed at cowing the GOP's Congressional caucus, its candidates, and the electorate into bowing to higher taxation. In this connection, the Democrats' dominant meme has been that "millionaires and billionaires" are somehow evading paying their "fair share" of federal taxes, and that this contributes to the immense Obamunist deficit. Let's see if I can make this as striking as it always was at...
  • Judge Keeps Key Evidence From Jury In Mob Trial

    04/14/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/14/12 | Friends of Ours
    A picture's worth a thousand words but Federal Judge Brian Coogan won't let the jury see a photo which prosecutors say illustrates the underlying motivation behind a mob murder in the racketereering trial against reputed Colombo mobsters Thomas Gioeli and Dino Saracino. In 1997 the co-defendants allegedly carried out a hit against against NYPD cop Ralph Dols after the Colombo family felt disrespected that he married Kim Kennaugh, the ex-wife of then-acting boss Joel Cacace, and yet Judge Coogan is keeping a photo of Dols and Kennaugh together from the jury as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:...
  • "My God Will Wipe This Country From the Face of the Earth": The Real Louis Farrakhan

    04/14/2012 5:28:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 12th | Tiffany Gabbay
    After careful consideration, Beck and his team decided to move forward and examine "one of the most dangerous organizations in America." Since the fall-out could be great, however, Beck said the benefits must then outweigh the risks. "The benefits rely on you," he told the audience. He said that if the information conveyed in this special is not disseminated by viewers to their friends and family, the risk taken will have been in vain. In fact, so important to Beck is the following profile of Farrakhan, that portions of the special will be made available without subscription on both The...
  • So, tell me, who do we vote for? Romney=Obama=a vote for crimes against humanity

    04/14/2012 5:16:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    Holy Souls Hermitage ^ | 4/13/12 | Fr George David Byers
    So, here’s the website: http://www.cc2w.org/ (you’ve seen their great video). However, I’ve got a question: Who do we vote for?Mitt Romney created the contraceptive/abortifacient mandate and Obamacare, both of these men reject the Constitution on freedom of religion.Is it a matter of voting for vice presidents instead of presidents? Don’t vice-presidents just go to state funerals?Two quotes from Evangelium Vitae of Blessed Pope John Paul II: (1) When a parliamentary or social majority decrees that it is legal, at least under certain conditions, to kill unborn human life, is it not really making a “tyrannical” decision with regard to the weakest and...
  • The Occupy Handbook, coming next week (Written by the 1%)

    04/14/2012 4:04:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 13, 2012 | Gaius Publius
    Via Paul Krugman, we learn about what promises to be an excellent new book of essays, background, and analysis — The Occupy Handbook.The work has 66 contributors include, including these luminaries: Paul Krugman Robin Wells Michael Lewis Robert Reich David Graeber Nouriel Roubini Matt Taibbi David Cay Johnston Martin Wolf Robert Shiller Peter Diamond Emmanuel Saez Amy Goodman Barbara Ehrenreich Plus a great many others. From the editorial description: The Occupy Handbook is a source for understanding why 1% of the people in America take almost a quarter of the nation's income and the long-term effects of a protest movement...
  • Warming in the USHCN is mainly an artifact of adjustments

    04/14/2012 3:04:25 AM PDT · by Rocky · 3 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 13, 2012 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    Guest post by Dr. Roy Spencer PhD. Since NOAA encourages the use the USHCN station network as the official U.S. climate record, I have analyzed the average [(Tmax+Tmin)/2] USHCN version 2 dataset in the same way I analyzed the CRUTem3 and International Surface Hourly (ISH) data. ------------------------------------- Virtually all of the USHCN warming since 1973 appears to be the result of adjustments NOAA has made to the data, mainly in the 1995-97 timeframe. -------------------------------------- Given the amount of work NOAA has put into the USHCN dataset to increase the agreement between neighboring stations, I don’t have an explanation for this...
  • George Zimmerman: Case will be won or lost in jury selection, Jose Baez says

    04/14/2012 2:41:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 13, 2012 | Hal Boedeker
    Some notable moments in the recent Trayvon Martin coverage: Jose Baez, who successfully defended Casey Anthony, was analyzing the case against George Zimmerman on Friday morning for CNN. Baez was agreeing with Professor Alan Dershowitz that the prosecutors’ probable-cause affidavit is very thin. Neighborhood Watch volunteer Zimmerman has said he shot Trayvon in self-defense. On MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Dershowitz said of the affidavit: “It’s irresponsible and unethical, and not including the material that favors the defendant, unless it’s not true. But if it’s true, as we now have learned from other information, that the grass stains are in back of Zimmerman’s...
  • Miami-Dade fire captain on Zimmerman charges: Blame 'sh*tbag' parents of 'our urban youth'

    04/14/2012 1:59:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Grio ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joy-Ann Reid
    The Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Department is investigating a Facebook post by one of its captains that seems to blame the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on the "shi*tbag parents" of "our urban youth," and the "ghetto hoodie look" of young black men like Martin. The entry was posted on the personal Facebook page of Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann. The Facebook page bears the same profile picture as the entry, which appears to have been deleted, but which was captured in a screengrab sent to theGrio. The page's profile entry lists Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403. The entry appears to have been...
  • Everybody Repeat After Me:

    04/14/2012 1:29:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 14, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'I will never complain about my job again!' and the Gran Finale (sorry)... Via email/thx Speedunque
  • Law professor: Hannity could be required to testify in Zimmerman case despite FL shield law

    04/13/2012 9:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Syndicated radio host and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity may be forced to testify about an off-the-record conversation he has told audiences he had with accused Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. Even though journalists are protected by a shield law in the state of Florida, some have said that Hannity’s role as a media commentator may disqualify him those protections. Andrew D. Manko, an adjunct instructor of mass media law at Florida State University, told The Daily Caller that Hannity does indeed qualify for those protections, but may have to testify anyway, depending on what was said in the...
  • Artist creates Zimmerman portrait with Skittles

    04/13/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    A Denver artist has created a portrait of Florida shooting suspect George Zimmerman using more than 12,000 Skittles _ the candy that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was carrying when Zimmerman fatally shot him. The 3-by-4-foot portrait was done by 31-year-old Andy Bell, an art student about to graduate from Metropolitan State College in Denver. Bell titled it "Fear Itself."(continued)
  • Rosen V. Romney is an orchestrated DISTRACTION

    04/13/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rosen V. Romney is an orchestrated DISTRACTION Bill O’Reilly & Charles Krauthammer were discussing the “Buffet Rule” which most everyone knows is the premise for Obama’s tax raising campaign on the wealthy. Republicans know that he is using this admittedly useless endeavor to foment class warfare. Krauthammer did a capable job explaining how 250 years worth of this additional tax would only amount to about one year of the current deficit spending. He explained that this is pure demagoguery (as we all know) and he added that “demagoguery works.” I will add that the reason why these trivial distractions work...
  • American Retrograde: A House Finally Divided

    04/13/2012 7:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 12, 2012 | Barry Secrest
    It could be said by some that the last couple of weeks have been nothing, if not a bizarre collection of Progressive political inanities, at best, in America, while the worst aspects of change we can believe are now coming into its dreaded full fruition, in fact. It all seemed to have begun, sort of, with the Trayvon Martin-Media Mash v. George Zimmerman episode, which actually started well over a month ago, even with many other things coalescing at the same time. El Presidente', after trying to blame the Republicans and Rush Limbaugh for Obama's own direct and unwarranted attack...
  • Should the Free World develop in the Mexican or the Scandinavian direction?

    04/13/2012 7:00:07 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    04/14/2012 | WesternCulture
    The Mexican countryside is sunny, pleasant, full of stray dogs and in each corner of Russia, you'll find decaying houses containing a samovar. But today, a nation like Mexico or Russia probably wouldn't last two months in a full out military confrontation with tiny Sweden (9.5 inhabitants). But that isn't the real point here, although it is worth pointing out how pathetic nations like Mexico and Russia really are considering the fact they have an abundance of natural resources and border to two of the largest and most successful economies on Earth (USA and the EU). America is presently being...
  • Fair Shot, Fair Share and a Glass of Algae

    04/13/2012 6:43:57 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | April 12, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * By: Larry Walker, Jr. *“Lake Erie is facing its worst toxic algae bloom since the 60's and somehow it is going unnoticed...” ~ JoeOH111 *According to Mr. Obama, you don’t have a fair shot right now, and it’s all because millionaires aren’t paying enough income tax. If millionaires would just give the federal government its fair share, then you, I, and everyone else would have a fair shot…, and a glass of algae.What, pray tell, is a fair shot? The best definition I can surmise is “a lawful chance at odds.” But don’t we all have this already?...
  • Buh-Bye! (Not really an opus - too short) [possibly the lamest opus in the history of FR]

    04/13/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 84 replies
    4/13/12 | PhilStone
    Ah, yet another "opus" from a disgruntled FReeper. I have been on FR off and on since 2001 (not a founder, I admit) under four different user-names, largely because there are Moderator's here who have more zeal than sense (and no sense of what the '/sarc' tag means). I got busted for saying in January 2008 what JimRob said yesterday - "no RINO's, no WAY". Back then, I got zotted for saying that I'd frankly prefer a Dumb0 election to a McCain one since Dumb0 would finally wake Americans up to what the left REALLY wants: chaos, race-riots and totalitarianism,...
  • ALARMS OVER OBAMA COUP AGAINST CONSTITUTION SURGING

    04/13/2012 5:32:34 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 121 replies
    WND ^ | April 13, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Now, again, there are words like “egocentric megalomaniac” being ascribed to the White House, and warnings about detention camps and government surveillance of its citizens. But where previous generations of warnings emanated from lone wolves with their fax machines in dusty spare rooms, the current alarms are being issued by the likes of Investors Business Daily, First Amendment authority Nat Hentoff, New York Times best-selling author Robert Ringer and their equals...
  • Obama's Secretarial Tax Fallacy

    04/13/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 30 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | April 13, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    By: Larry Walker, Jr.There's no way Obama's secretary paid a higher effective tax rate than the Obamas. You don't believe it? Are income taxes such a mystery that we can't find out? Well, let's run the numbers and see. According to Jake Tapper of ABC News, Mr. Obama released his 2011 federal income tax today, with he and his wife reporting an adjusted gross income of $789,674. The Obamas paid $162,074 in total tax – an effective federal income tax rate of 20.5%.The White House also reported that President Obama’s secretary, Anita Decker Breckenridge, makes $95,000 a year. White House...
  • MARK LEVIN ON OBAMA'S PERVERSION OF REAGAN'S TAX POLICIES

    04/13/2012 5:21:17 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 2 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 13, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Levin asked, “How stupid does the president think we are?” He said that the idea that the most left-wing president, who wants to fundamentally change America, invokes Ronald Reagan amazes him. “I have news for him, we’re not that stupid.”
  • Needed: A Marxist-Style Analysis to Understand and Combat the Extreme Left’s Hegemony

    04/13/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 10, 2012 | Barry Rubin
    Second, rather than struggling to weaken the capitalist state to overthrow it, the strategy was to work “within the system” to seize control of the state apparatus in order to transform the society. Thus, the state is to be strengthened as a tool for transforming society rather than defeated. Such a tactic, called “entryism,” is by no means new. Historically, however, Communist forces ruined the effect by turning captured organizations into “front” organizations that too obviously followed the party line. They also lacked sufficient cadre to take over major institutions, and faced strong, conscious opposition. Now, however, the New New...