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  • GOP leaders prevent a hearing on pro-life legislation

    04/27/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by DNA.2012 · 25 replies
    Tulsa Beacon ^ | Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | Tulsa Beacon
    Republican leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature have killed a pro-life bill without even allowing a floor vote on the measure. The “personhood” bill would acknowledge that life begins at conception and has been passed or is under debate in a dozen states. The Oklahoma House and Senate are controlled by Republican leaders who run for re-election under a GOP pro-life platform that promotes the sanctity of life. One GOP lawmaker said the personhood bill was killed because the State Chamber of Commerce instructed the GOP leadership to do so because the chamber didn’t want any negative national publicity.
  • Dem Says High Unemployment Will Help Party “Cruise to Victory”

    04/27/2012 9:09:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 43 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 April 2012 | John Semmens
    The normal expectation would be that high unemployment would hurt the President and his fellow Democrats come the November elections. “Not so,” says Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA). “Every person who's unemployed or on welfare knows that it's the Democrats who will look out for them.” Fattah asserted. “The flaw in the GOP's reasoning is the mistaken notion that putting more people to work is what voters want,” Fattah said. “What everyone wants is a paycheck. They'll work for it if they have to. But getting one without being forced to work for it is the type of total freedom that...
  • Newt a “RINO among Rinos”?

    04/27/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:05pm | William A. Jacobson
    You have got to be kidding me. This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top: "Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s normally quizzical attitude of 'you need to get on my level' pomposity, so… wash)…." "Here’s what you can do to help the Republican party, Newt: don’t. You overstayed your welcome in the presidential race by a long shot, frequently looked absurd, and constantly undercut the GOP’s credibility....
  • Trayvon Martin and the End of Things (Hurl Thou Wilt)

    04/27/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Esquire ^ | April 27, 2012 | Charles P. Pierce
    Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered: "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles The odds of convicting George Zimmerman on any charges stemming from the killing of Trayvon Martin for the crime of being in a neighborhood where Zimmerman thought he didn't belong were always pretty damned long. The local cops screwed the pooch on the case almost from jump. The Florida law under which Zimmerman has sought protection is bizarre and contradictory and...

    04/27/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 46 replies
    4/27/2012 | eeevul conservstive
    I don't know how to do a screen shot.... need help to make a screen shot of a page on web.. thx
  • Triple Lutz Report-The Predator Drones Are Here--Episode 183

    04/27/2012 3:36:30 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/27/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: Yesterday, on April 26, 2012, I was flying from New York to Florida. I always like to get a window seat so I can watch the “action.” It was a very uneventful flight, calm smooth skies; just the way you want a flight to be. Periodically, I looked out the window to see if I could recognize any landmarks and to watch the planes heading in the opposite direction. About 2 hours into the flight, near the Georgia-South Carolina border, I look out my window, and there’s a predator drone, presumably unarmed. At least I didn’t see any...
  • Palin backs Lugar's opponent in primary (She backs Mourdock not LugarINO

    04/27/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2012 | David Catanese
    Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana dubbing the insurgent challenger as the "conservative choice" in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar. ... "Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate... and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C." ...
  • Happy Birthday! Obama Forged Birth Certificate One Year Old Today.

    04/27/2012 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | April 27, 2012 | Commander Charles Kerchner (Ret)
    The total failure our national leadership in all our governmental institutions, and the failure of the major media, to investigate the “Usurper & Fraud in Chief” Obama, is undermining the morale and good order of our military. How can men and women in our military be expected to continue to follow orders from an unconstitutionally elected and installed phony, grifter, and criminal identity fraud impostor like Barack Obama/Barry Soetoro/Soebarkah, or whatever and whoever he really is? The prime directive of all who serve in the military is their solemn oath which clearly says it is their duty to support and...
  • Obama parties, campaigns all the time on taxpayer’s dime

    04/27/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies
    Bayoubuzz LLC ^ | April 27, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The President certainly enjoys the perks of his position in the White House. From extravagant vacations to approximately 100 rounds of golf, it has been a pretty enjoyable tenure for Mr. Obama. He has been able to meet celebrities, travel the world and play his favorite games. While our nation’s problems are not his primary concern, the President sure acts interested when giving speeches in battleground states. Most of these speeches are political and not official business, but the President continues to charge the travel expenses to the American people.
  • Officials: U.S. Could Agree To Limited Iranian Uranium Enrichment [Capitulation!]

    04/27/2012 2:24:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 27, 2012
    Officials: U.S. Could Agree To Limited Iranian Uranium Enrichment April 27, 2012 WASHINGTON – In a major concession, Obama administration officials say they could support allowing Iran to continue a crucial element of its disputed nuclear program if the government in Tehran took other major steps to curb its ability to develop a nuclear bomb. The officials told the Los Angeles Times they might agree to let Tehran continue enriching uranium up to concentrations of 5% if the Iranian government agreed to unrestricted inspections, and strict oversight and safeguards that the United Nations long has demanded. Iran has begun enriching...
  • Big Brother Is Consolidating Control Incrementally

    04/27/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-27-12 | Skookum
    Black Boxes, or “mandatory event data recorders” will now be installed in your "new" car in 2015, they will record your mileage, locations, and speeds before and during accidents. Of course, it takes no electronic genius to imagine this information being enlarged to provide the government with continuous information concerning you and your transportation, and there is some speculation that the law will become inclusive of all licensed cars since the technology is rather simple and doesn't require the advanced technology of computerized systems. The bill has been passed by the Senate in March and is expected to be rubber...
  • Carney: ‘I Never Lie’

    04/27/2012 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Free Beacpm ^ | 4/27/12 | staff
    Jay Carney said he never lies in his capacity as White House press secretary at a Friday scholarship lunch hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association: JAY CARNEY: So I don’t have these moments of crisis very much. Credibility’s enormously important for press secretaries. All of the predecessors, my living predecessors, I spoke with all of them before I took this job. I knew all of them, already. Whether they served a Republican president or a Democratic one, they all talked about the need to maintain your credibility. Which means, when I go and stand up in front of the...
  • Retired Educator Says He 'Would Not Have Gone Into Teaching' With Proposed Pension Reform

    04/27/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A retired Michigan teacher says he wouldn’t have gone into the profession had he known his payments for his health care in retirement were going to cost about $116 more a month than what he thought he'd have to pay. A teacher’s pension with 30 years of service from his school district would be more than four times higher than the average private sector pension in the U.S., according to a Mackinac Center for Public Policy analysis. Pension and health care benefit packages for teachers and other government employees generally far exceed the benefits of most private sector workers. Jim...
  • 27 Prepper Precepts Complete

    04/27/2012 1:50:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    I have my own moral code that is based on what I think is important, and I follow that more than any rule, law, or policy. I take pride that anyone that wants to know how I will react to a situation (speaking of moral situations not tactical) can normally guess my answer if they understand my basic precepts:
  • I am not Trayvon MArtin

    04/27/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT · by Mark Mayberry · 174 replies
    Truth About Bills ^ | 04/27/2012 | Mark Mayberry
     I am not Trayvon Martin It is the greatest day of the year for a college student.  My exams are done and I am looking ahead toward a summer of relaxation and no homework in sight.  I stopped by my college bookstore today to return my textbooks and noticed a flyer on the student activities bulletin board that said, “We are Trayvon Martin.” The picture is featured above and is also goes on to state that it was a meeting held by the NAACP on my college campus on April 4th.  Now this flyer got me thinking as I stood...
  • Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood (new file)

    04/27/2012 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 4/27/12 | Nachum
     Obama and the Muslim BrotherhoodMuslim Brotherhood Members Connected to the Obama White HouseArif Alikahn, Former Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Policy DevelopmentSalam al-Marayati, Founder and Executive Director of Muslim Public Affairs Council Mohamed Elibiary, Homeland Security Advisory Committee MemberRashad Hussain, State Department Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic CooperationImam Mohamed Magid, Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Working Group MemberEboo Patel, Obama Administration Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood PartnershipsHuma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton(Source: The Blaze; Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?)ArticlesWH defensive about...
  • School Pension System Impacts Everyone’s Future

    04/27/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/21/2012 | James Hohman
    For every 17 Michigan residents, one person is collecting or will collect generous retirement benefits from the school pension system, including comprehensive health insurance and monthly annuity payments. Proposed reforms to the system — or alternatively just doing nothing — will have a substantial impact on the future of every person who lives here. There are 445,316 current and former school employees in this enormously expensive system. The cost projected by state officials to prefund a year’s worth of pension benefits for still-active employees was $875.9 million in 2010. Employees kicked-in around 60 percent of this, and taxpayers the rest....
  • US Companies Are Furiously Creating Jobs... Abroad

    04/27/2012 11:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/27/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Whatever one thinks of the practical implications of the Kalecki equation (and as we pointed out a month ago, GMO's James Montier sure doesn't think much particularly when one accounts for the ever critical issue of asset depreciation), it intuitively has one important implication: every incremental dollar of debt created at the public level during a time of stagnant growth (such as Q1 2012 as already shown earlier) should offset one dollar of deleveraging in the private sector. In turn, this should facilitate the growth of private America so it can eventually take back the reins of debt creation...
  • Lewd behavior is no surprise in a culture of unrestraint

    04/27/2012 11:26:14 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lewd behavior is no surprise in a culture of unrestraint US Secret Service and its dirty secrets By Julio Severo Colombia, the South American Thailand according to the US media, threw the presidential trip of Barack Obama in a scandal when some his secret agents engaged in prostitution. The Colombia scandal erupted the morning of April 12, when a fight over payment between a prostitute and a Secret Service officer spilled into the hotel, local police and media. The secret of the secret agents was exposed for lack of payment to a prostitute! Several Secret Service officers have been forced...
  • Shouldn’t the “crucify them” EPA boss lose his job?

    04/27/2012 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 8 replies
    Remember our post yesterday about your public servant Al Armendariz, regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency, who voiced his agency’s “philosophy of enforcement” in service to America? “I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement… I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said: It was kind of like how the Romans used to … conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them. Then, you know, that town was really...
  • Liberal Arguments (Talking Points) Rebutted

    04/27/2012 11:10:12 AM PDT · by evilrooster · 2 replies
    From television, radio, to general discussion with our liberal friends, we tend to hear the same arguments/talking points over and over. In this article, we've taken several of their most common arguments and provided a conservative response.Enjoy, and please feel free to chime in with your comments.Reagan and Bush raised the national debt more than any Democrat:Let’s be clear – Obama now claims that title and with his current policies he will only add to his spending record.I'll give you your due regarding Bush…to a point. He certainly was a “big spending” Republican and many within the Party resented his...
  • Is Walter Lippmann really the "Father of Modern Journalism"?

    04/27/2012 11:07:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    Before I can say much more about Lippmann, I've made this statement in the past and now I'd like to establish it as something fairly reputable. Drucker Gives Lippmann Run As Most Influential JournalistBut in his time--from the eve of World War I until the height of the Vietnam War--Lippmann was, as Steel says, "without doubt, the nation's greatest journalist," the confidant of presidents, the writer of books. And when he retired from writing his column in 1967, "it was as if an institution ceased to exist." This one I found to be particularly relevant, considering that 'Foreign Affairs' is...
  • Newt Gingrich – The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism

    04/27/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 73 replies
    The South Carolin Conservative Dot Com ^ | April 24, 2012 | By: Javan Browder
    You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, And as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch! You’re a bad banana, With a greasy black peel! You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch! Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders. You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch! Well, that’s a pretty good beginning at describing how most conservatives feel about Newt Gingrich these days. More of that later. Of course, many of us felt this way before the 2012 GOP presidential primary began, and have been vindicated as Newt...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-27-12 (OccuPoet Misty: "The Huff and Puff of My Frustration")

    04/27/2012 10:23:27 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 66 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 27, 2012 | OccuPoet Misty Rowan and Charles Henrickson
    Prog Spring of 2012 continues. Today we meet OccuPoet Misty Rowan of Minneapolis, who will grace us with one of her poems. Misty came to my attention via this THREAD in DUmmieland, "Our Amazing Occupy Poet!" I watched the video, and yes, I was amazed . . . at what passes for poetry with the OWSies and the DUmmies. And seeing Misty of Minneapolis, I was reminded of Ted of New York. You know, Trust Fund Ted? Ted Hall, Tedward, Edward Twitchell Hall III, Flea-bagger Ted, Our Favorite OWSie. Remember when we introduced you to Ted "Help us now!"...
  • Corrupt Arizona Judge shields Democrat Party, Barack Obama from the law and the Constitution

    04/27/2012 10:03:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/27/2012 | Doug Book
    In February, Georgia Administrative Judge Michael Malihi deliberately ignored fact, the language of the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent in manufacturing the logically and legally impossible decision that Barack Hussein Obama was indeed a “natural born citizen” of the United States and therefore eligible to be on the Georgia state ballot. This stunningly improper ruling–the sort to which the shameful disregard for common sense and legal ethics must always lead–made the judge a nationwide object of contempt and derision. Though a great many court watchers were discouraged by Malihi’s willful corruption of American justice, he did manage to provide one...
  • Historic Season for Chicago Bulls Now Doomed By Obama

    04/27/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT · by rightjb · 15 replies ^ | 4/27/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Forgive me if I’ve told this one before. I sold more Christmas wreaths than any other Cub Scout growing up in my suburban Chicago troop. My reward was tickets for my dad and I to see the Artis Gilmore, Tom Borwinkle and the rest of the Chicago Bulls on a wintery evening at the old Madhouse on Madison Chicago Stadium. As I remember it, the Bulls were down by 8 with only 10 seconds to go. And they came back an won, making me a lifetime Bulls believer and in overcoming impossible challenges. Many felt it was an overachievement for...
  • EPA Awards $90,000 to Big-time 2008 Obama Campaign Donor

    04/27/2012 9:56:14 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 1 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 4/27/12 | Brian Koenig
    The Obama administration is, no doubt, infatuated with the EPA, but it's even more infatuated with the President's generous campaign donors, of which liberal academia plays a key role. So the EPA announced yesterday they are awarding three universities with the People, Prosperity and Planet (P3) Phase grants at the Annual National Sustainable Design Expo this year.  Each P3 grantee will collect up to $90,000 to "further develop their design, apply it to real world applications or move it to the marketplace."  And here are the lucky three: Appalachian State University, NC for developing an artificial wetland suitable for recycling of grey water from small...
  • Court Tosses Out Unconstitutional Internet Tax in Illinois

    04/27/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-26 | Kelly William Cobb
    Back in March of last year, Illinois joined a small cadre of states putting a new tax on online sales into law. Backed by Gov. Quinn (D-Ill.), the law was designed to force out-of-state retailers who advertise in Illinois to collect and pay sales taxes. Yesterday, however, a Cook County Circuit judge rightly ruled the law violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that states can not force out-of-state companies to collect and fork over sales taxes levied on in-state consumers, unless they have a physical presence in the state. That landmark case,...
  • GM Executive Refutes Chevy Volt / EV Hype (Good article)

    04/27/2012 9:49:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 27, 2012 | Mark Modica
    The WSJ yesterday reported that auto company executives are skeptical regarding the prospects for plug-in electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt. The skepticism was displayed at the annual Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Among the skeptics was General Motors' executive director of powertrain-engine engineering, Sam Winegarden (in photo). It seems that not all criticism of the Chevy Volt and cars like it are driven by a right-wing conspiracy to enrich oil companies. Mr. Winegarden presented a chart comparing the amount of energy delivered by a given volume or mass of fuel. According to the article, "On his chart,...
  • EPA ‘crucify’ official received $540k in federal taxpayer-funded research grants

    04/27/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/12 | Caroline May
    The EPA official who bragged about his “crucify them” enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies — a story The Daily Caller was the first to report on Wednesday – has collected or shared in at least $540,522 in taxpayer dollars from the federal government to fund environmental projects that stretched from 2004 to 2010. President Barack Obama appointed Alfredo “Al” Armendariz as the administrator for EPA’s South Central Region (Region 6) in Nov. 2009. Since his appointment he has been a thorn in the side of energy producers. The “Obama-appointed” label often indicates a movement liberal, and the former...
  • We Share MOOchelle Obama's Fantasy! Really!

    04/27/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-27-2012 | MOTUS
    TODAY’S POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU (UNOFICIALLY) BY THE “MAKE A WISH” FOUNDATION "It is hard to sneak around and do what you want," Michelle Obama said today. "I have done it a couple of times. But you know one fantasy I have, and the Secret Service they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it, is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking." Yes; her fantasy. That’s what Lady M chose to share with the kids who attended an Executive Office “Take your children to work day” function. Coincidentally, that’s the...
  • The Biggest Congressional Blunder in Recent Memory--Ty Andros-27.Apr.2012

    04/27/2012 9:22:51 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/27/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: We sat down with Ty Andros today. We're both travelling so forgive the less than stellar audio quality. Even though the government would like you to believe there's nothing's happening here, just move along please. First, and most importantly, when Congress last moved to increase the deficit, they thought it would carry them till after the election. However, they were off by several months, so around 60 days before the election, they'll have to go back to an issue that is as radioactive as Fukushima. We'll see if they can put the genie back in the bottle till...
  • USAID Contractor Gets $61 Million to Boost Nigerian Agribusiness

    04/27/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 27, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today revealed it recently awarded a $61 million contract to Chemonics International, Inc., to boost the productivity and product quality of the Nigerian agriculture sector. Chemonics is led by Richard Dreiman, a Harvard University and UC Berkley educated CEO who worked as a privately contracted advisor to USAID/Zaire before coming to the company in 1992. Indeed, the Chemonics executive team is composed of many former USAID officials and independent contractors, including ex-USAID staffers and current Chemonics Senior VPs James Griffin, Stephen Pelliccia, Chris Scott, and Douglas L. Tinsler. Although Chemonics secured the award...
  • Critical: Deposing Obama without Supporting Romney

    04/27/2012 9:09:39 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 27 replies
    Obama is a dictator who must be deposed, not merely voted out of office. He represents – no, he is – an evil that we have not seen in modern American history. For those of us who had Romney shoved down our throats by the GOP-e (GOP Elite), this election is still not the classic choice between the lesser of two evils – it is a choice between a moderate conciliator and an absolute evil. The closest analog I can think of for a comparison to Obama, as contemporary Presidents go, is FDR – but in outcome only. Unlike Obama,...
  • Blacks, Libs Gear Up For Rodney King 2.0 Riots Re:Trayvon

    04/27/2012 8:29:45 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 30 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/27/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Its no coincidence that CNN Cable is featuring a sort of 'Remember Rodney King Week,' especially since the Trayvon Martin case has eerily taken on the same format as those riotous days starting on April 29, 1992 that left over 60 people dead, and over 2000 injured, and causing over 1 billion dollars in damage. This was the reaction of King sympathizers who were reacting almost as badly as those who rioted in Memphis, Tennessee in April of 1968 when another King was assassinated - Martin Luther King. I was training with the Marine Corps at the Naval Air Station...
  • Senate Passes Watered-Down Postal Bill

    04/27/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-26 | Christopher Prandoni
    After refusing to pass a budget for three years, the Senate today moved a postal “reform” bill that edifies the upper chamber’s refusal to confront the nation’s fiscal problems. Rather than reform the postal service’s bloated bureaucracy, the Democrat Senate has expanded the federal carrier’s authority and pushed it further towards bankruptcy. Unfortunately, the already watered down Senate bill only worsened throughout the amendment process; nearly every amendment that would have made S. 1789 more like Issa’s Postal Reform Act failed. ATR highlighted many of S. 1789’s shortcomings in an earlier letter: Given that over 80 percent of the Post...
  • Texas Comptroller & Agreement brings 2500 jobs & Millions in Investments to TX

    04/27/2012 8:17:05 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 11 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/27/12 | David Bellow
    Not long ago it was discovered that Amazon was operating a facility in Texas without paying sales tax. This of course was a problem because everyone else in Texas pays sales tax, including the small local bookstores. A little over a year later, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced an agreement with Amazon that settles the tax dispute and will bring 2,500 new jobs to Texas and $200 million in capital investments. This is great news for the Texas economy. This is also great news for because Texas is very business friendly and Amazon will enjoy a great environment...
  • Shari’a’s War On Women

    04/27/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 27, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Share/Save There is a war on women but it is not being perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Rather, the religious aggression comes from an aspect of radical Islam that textbooks treat with respect, if they address it at all. “The guidance of the Qur’an and Sunna was assembled in a body of law known as shari’a (shah-REE-ah),” the McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin, World History – Patterns of Interaction informs students. “This system of law regulates the family life, moral conduct, and business and community life of Muslims.” “The textbook is correct in stating that Shari’a law is derived from the Qur’an...
  • Danger in every direction: for colleges, sex assault cases a legal minefield

    04/27/2012 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | April 21, 2012 | Justin Pope
    A closed- door encounter between two college acquaintances. Both have been drinking. One says she was raped; the other insists it was consensual. There are no other witnesses. It's a common scenario in college sexual assault cases, and a potential nightmare to resolve. But under the 40-year-old federal gender equity law Title IX — and guidance handed down last year by the Obama administration on how to apply it — colleges can't just turn such cases over to criminal prosecutors, who often won't touch them anyway. Instead, they must investigate, and in campus proceedings do their best to balance the...
  • 1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

    04/27/2012 7:24:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2012 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press lays bare the highly...
  • Getting Out While The Getting Is Good (gunwalker)

    04/27/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 27 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    It was announced yesterday that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich will be leaving the Department of Justice to become Dean of the University of Baltimore Law School. From the university's announcement: University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny has named Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel to both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as the new dean of the University's School of Law. Weich, a longtime federal official with expertise in criminal justice and legislative process, will begin his tenure as...
  • TX Woman gets over 3000 signatures for Texas Presidential Debate (w/ Mitt Romney & Ron Paul?)

    04/27/2012 6:58:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 9 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/27/12 | David Bellow
    This past weekend at my County Convention in Hardin County, TX, I was pleasantly surprised when a young woman from my county, Chelsea Willis, approached me and said she had a petition with over 3000 signatures on it. The petition was to try to persuade Mitt Romney to come to a Texas Republican Presidential Debate. The petition is titled "Potential Nominees, attend the GOP Debate (Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012)" In recent years, Texas has had little say in the Republican Presidential Race. The Texas GOP tried to put Texas on the map by getting together a debate on...
  • Vanity - I miss Bush

    04/27/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT · by trebb · 82 replies
    Just saw a FOX newscast showing President Bush doing the bike ride with wounded vets. The interviewer on site mentioned it was a way of being inspirational to them and others. We all know how Obummer would have jumped on it to say how he was really into being inspitational, and would have turned it into a major "I/Me" barf alert. But, being the humble, military loving and respecting person he is, President Bush merely said, "I get inspiration from them". He then turned away and got on with the task at hand - riding with and respecting our military...
  • Dr Mengele call your office: the EPA has an opening in its Human Experiments Section

    04/27/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a very serious and outrageous story. It brings on alternating waves of anger and embarrassment. The Environmental Protection Agency has used human beings our fellow Americans, as experimental lab rats! Yes they have purposely exposed people, our neighbors to high levels of airborne “particulate matter – soot and dust known as PM2.5. If it were not for the diligent work of we won’t have heard about this. Using a Freedom of Information Act application has discovered what the EPA has done and let us all know about it. Naturally the Democrat cheerleaders in the media covered...
  • Spanish Company Associated With George Soros Will "Count" America's Votes Overseas In November

    04/27/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT · by Fennie · 31 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | April 25, 2012
    From The Western Center for Journalism in a piece entitled, "Spanish Company Will 'Count' American Votes Overseas In November,' they state the following in this excerpt: "When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SCYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states-900 total jurisdictions-across the nation. And if that doensn't make you squirm, George Soros is closely associated with...
  • Michelle Hints That New Supreme Court Justices Are Political Stooges

    04/27/2012 6:16:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-26-12 | Skookum
    First Lady Obama presumes that her husband's Supreme Court Nominees will protect political rights not enumerated in the Constitution. She made this remarkable claim at Democrat fundraisers by stressing that Sotomayo and Kagan are indeed political appointees and can be counted on to protect the right to "Love whomever we choose" and "the right privacy". This mysterious "Privacy" right is presumably a reference to Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, but these nebulous terms are often invoked to mean anything Democrat strategists want them to mean at a later date. In a typical Michelle Obama statement, her bathos logic maintained...
  • George W. Bush Biking in TX - Obama Wants to Ride Bikes too! (Funny Picture)

    04/27/2012 5:46:40 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 13 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/27/12 | David Bellow wrote a story and posted some pictures of Former President George W. Bush biking through Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. George W. looks like he really knows what he is doing. Compare that to Obama riding a bike. I can imagine what Obama asking Bush, "Vring Vring, can I tag along?"  
  • VIDEO: Thomas Sowell on Welfare

    04/27/2012 5:16:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/27/2012 | Free to Choose
    Economist Thomas Sowell debates the dynamics of welfare with Pennsylvania Secretary of Welfare, Helen O'Banion (1980) in a discussion that would prove prophetic.
  • Judge wants definition of 'natural born citizen'

    04/27/2012 4:56:36 AM PDT · by iontheball · 11 replies
    WND ^ | April 26, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A federal judge has determined in a case challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility for a state ballot that the meaning of the constitutional phrase “natural born citizen” is “important and not trivial.” U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson of Tennessee said the courts ultimately must define “natural born citizen,” affirming that the “issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency is certainly substantial.”
  • Should Attorney Benjamin Crump Be Disciplined for the Trayvon Martin Debacle?

    04/27/2012 3:54:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 25, 2012 | Jerri Cook
    In response to the Sanford City Council's refusal to accept the resignation of much the much maligned Chief of Police, Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin said, "If Chief Bill Lee recognized that his resignation would help start the healing process in Sanford, city leadership should have accepted it in an effort to move the city forward" What is utterly mind numbing about this statement is that it was Benjamin Crump who opened the festering wound in Sanford. Crump caused the damage, and now he wants Lee to resign so the healing process can...