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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...
  • HELP!~ PLZ HELP!

    04/27/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 46 replies
    4/27/2012 | eeevul conservstive
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  • 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
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com 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
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 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...