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  • Fluke At Georgetown

    04/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy. Invited by a student group, with the aid of a faculty member, Fluke recently made her case to Georgetown undergrads. All of the above may be complicit in misinforming Georgetown’s student body. Although the event was closed to the press, an intern from the Young America’s Foundation, who attends Georgetown, provided an account to the Cybercast News Service (CNS). “The majority of Fluke’s talk centered around her...
  • America’s Bataan Death March toward Socialism prodded along at the point of Obama’s bayonet

    04/30/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | George Splevin, staff writer
    A bone chilling video that should scare the daylights out of every United States citizen is making the rounds as Lt. Gen. (Ret) W. G. Boykin warns us in no uncertain terms that Barack Obama and his administration is marching this country into Marxism at an alarming speed. And if you still don’t believe the Green Beret, just review and send comments to Notre Dame President John Jenkins because a far left group is asking the IRS to remove a Catholic Diocese’s tax exempt status because Catholic principles are being preached inside the Peoria Catholic Church. Email Father Jenkins at...
  • Saint Mary's Church in Seattle deserves better than Tricia Wittmann-Todd

    04/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tricia Wittmann-Todd, the "pastoral life coordinator" who refused to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's same-sex "marriage" law, even though Archbishop J. Peter Sartain asked parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to do so, is at it again. This time, in her weekly message to parishioners of St. Mary's Church in Seattle, Tricia is commenting on the sixth and seventh chapter of Acts to imply that same-sex unions are called for because of the demands of "justice." She writes, "This story is a good reminder that ours is a very long and...
  • Images from Dallas - Ft Worth Airport

    04/30/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's a group of very special ladies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who make 'neck pillows' for soldiers coming through Dallas Fort Worth airport. They head up there and meet the incoming planes every single week just to greet the soldiers who are returning home for a few weeks of R-n-R. These patriotic Texas women give them a pillow, let the troops know that they pray for them, then thank them for their service. And one of these wonderful ladies took the following pictures... she noted that everyone was quite surprised to see George and Laura Bush suddenly standing...
  • U.S. Seeks to Improve Municipal Emergency Communications -- in Turkey

    04/30/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Significant steps have been taken since 9/11 to increase the interoperability of communications systems among emergency service providers; the U.S. government, however, is stepping up efforts to coordinate such efforts in one particular city: the Turkish city of Istanbul. The incompatibility of systems used by dozens of emergency and municipal service providers across Istanbul is negatively affecting that city's disaster preparedness. Conequently, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) is assisting the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, known as the IBB, in its consolidation of 41 operations centers. According to a USTDA solicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via...
  • Clackamas County to Ditch ICLEI Membership While Portland Spends and Spends

    04/30/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    redcounty.com ^ | 4/28/2012 | Roxanne Ross
    An announcement of momentous import was made at the April 26th 2012 Board of County Commissioners meeting of Clackamas County, Oregon. Commissioner Jamie Damon revealed that Clackamas County would not be renewing their membership in “ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA” at the next annual dues deadline. Commissioner Jamie Damon stated, “This was brought up several business meetings ago, and I was unfamiliar with the organization, so I did some research and looked up the organization as well. And we have decided to not continue as members of ICLEI. So I just wanted to let you know that.” The remaining...
  • Union Sues Indiana Governor; Claims Right-To-Work Law Enforces Slavery

    04/30/2012 5:41:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2012 | Tom Gantert
    An Indiana union suing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels over right-to-work legislation is claiming that it violates the 13th amendment — the law that outlaws slavery. In the lawsuit, the union claims that the Indiana right-to-work bill "requires dues-paying union members to work alongside non-union personnel," which the union contends is slavery. Ed Maher, spokesman for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, didn’t return a message left on his office phone. Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said the union’s claim was ridiculous. "The legal argument expands the definition of chutzpa," Wright said....
  • The Empire of Poverty

    04/30/2012 3:37:12 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Controlling a large number of people isn't easy. The United States alone consists of 312 million people spread out across nearly 4 million square miles. Add on nearly 500 million for the population of the European Union and another nearly 4 million square miles of territory. Then pile on Canada with 34 million people and another 4 million square miles, Australia with 22 million and 3 million square miles and a few other stragglers here and there, and the postmodern rulers of the progressive empire have to cope with nearly a billion people spread out across 15 million square miles....
  • Solyndra Was Not The Only Failure

    04/30/2012 2:30:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | Warren Beatty
    ....Obama was emphatic about how recovery money was to be spent......Eighty percent of the Department of Energy's (DOE) green loans, loan guarantees, and grants went to Obama backers.... ...In March 2011, for example, the GAO examined the first 18 loans that were approved and found that none were properly documented. ... No notes were kept during the review process..... Schweizer concludes, "DOE Inspector General Gregory Friedman......testified that contracts have been steered to "friends and family." So with all that in mind, let's turn our attention to what has actually happened since Obama took office. * SunPower, after receiving $1.5 billion...
  • Obama: The Cool Preezy

    04/29/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 25 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Kevin Reagan
    After watching President Obama’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon the other night, I have decided that the president is too cool. And judging from the response I’ve seen across the Twitterverse and Facebook, so have many naďve and poorly informed members of my generation. Obama’s appearance, like everything else he does on a daily basis, was a calculating campaign move targeting a specific demographic. His opposition to the rising interest rates on student loans is a show intended to shore up his support among college students and recent college graduates. It will last only as long as it takes for him...
  • Anti-Asian Bias and the False Premise of Forced Diversity

    04/29/2012 11:51:14 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 8 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Luke Stibbs
    In today’s society, conservatives are constantly lectured about fairness. The stereotype that conservatives don’t like minorities and want them to fail is a bit ridiculous. Now, as most conservatives would argue, we aren’t actually about injustice (who is?); we simply find intrinsic and extrinsic value in merit. Well-rounded, hardworking academics should have a better chance at getting into the top universities. Liberals claim that we need programs like affirmative action to ensure that minority participation isn’t hindered by racial profiling. This is a classic example of the left trying to implement justice and make nothing about race when actually, they...
  • Jews and Conservatism: An Interview with YJC President David Milstein

    04/29/2012 11:48:57 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 5 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Gabriella Hoffman
    American Jews are re-evaluating their support for President Obama and the Democrat Party. Although Jewish voters historically gravitate to the American Left, there is a noticeable shift in their voting behavior of late. What best explains this? Many Jews are disgruntled with Obama’s poor treatment of Israel. In 2011, President Obama called for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders – a move criticized by many for suggesting Israel return to “indefensible ‘Auschwitz’ borders.” This sentiment was affirmed in NY-09’s special election to replace disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner – a contest in a heavily Jewish, pro-Israel district. Bob Turner campaigned...
  • Is George Zimmerman on Your Campus? (A large pail, sack or bowl is suggested)

    04/29/2012 10:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Diverse Issues In Higher Education ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dr. Emery Petchauer
    In the weeks leading up to the arrest of George Zimmerman, many people were shocked to find him on campus at Ohio State University. Of course, he wasn’t there in physical form, but his name and the phrase “Long live George Zimmerman” was written (presumably by a student) on the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center at Ohio State. This was a stunning and ugly act, analogous to racial slurs on campus walls, nooses on professors’ doors, and “ghetto”-themed parties that have become common extracurricular activities on college campuses. The response of the Ohio State administration is emblematic of most...
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...
  • 60 Minutes Steers Christians Against Israel

    04/29/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9:06 AM, Apr 28, 2012 | Mark Tooley
    Last Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast “Christians of the Holy Land,” by Bob Simon, largely blaming Israel for an exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. The showing coincides with a growing international campaign to portray Israel as anti-Christian, showcasing Palestinian Christians as evidence. “Palestinian Christians, once a powerful minority, are becoming the invisible people, squeezed between a growing Muslim majority and burgeoning Israeli settlements,” the segment opened. “Israel has occupied the West Bank for 45 years.” But the harsher indictment came from a Palestinian Lutheran pastor and critic of Israel. “If you see what's happening in the West Bank,...
  • Laurie Niles Chris Thile's mandolin concerto comes to life

    04/29/2012 8:52:59 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Violinist.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | Laurie Niles
    "It took Bach for me to figure out there was something mighty and substantial in classical music," Thile said before the concert, sitting with mandolin in hand, his left foot resting over his right, alongside conductor Jeffrey Kahane. "It always seemed to me that it wasn't grooving – which is very simplistic. It grooves, in a different way. To me, it was a revelation; it was mesmerizing to my core." The desire to learn Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas for violin pushed Thile to teach himself to read music, he said, as learning Bach by ear "was slow-going."
  • GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on

    04/29/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT · by iontheball · 34 replies
    WND ^ | April 29, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    When it came to investigating Obama’s eligibility, however, Adams – who is now running for the U.S. House – said he feared Congress standing up to the chief executive would trigger “a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.” Further, Adams questioned whether an investigation by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio – determining probable cause to suspect the White House presented forged documents as “proof” of Obama’s eligibility – lends “credibility” to the case.
  • Black Cult believes Bible justifies RAPE, preaches DEATH OF AMERICA, and is PRO-SLAVERY

    04/29/2012 7:24:36 PM PDT · by JoeBrooks · 25 replies
    Lefty Report ^ | 4/28/2012 | Joe Brooks
    Meet the RACIST Fascist Cult that believes the Christian Bible justifies the RAPE of white women, that preaches the DEATH OF AMERICA will come through a nuclear attack, and that is PRO-SLAVERY for Americans of white-descent. They call themselves the Black Hebrew-Israelites and are compromised of mainly black Americans (but also Native Americans and Latinos) who believe they are the descendants of the original Israelites whom through the generations eventually found their way to America as a tribe of individuals. They are a radical and violent group that the mainstream media, conservative media, and law enforcement agencies need to keep...
  • It's A free Country

    04/29/2012 7:22:40 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 16 replies
    4-29-12 | Self
    After that fateful day of September 11th, 2001, Americans had a since of pride and stood hand in hand together simply because they were America. However, people did not rejoice in being American simply because they were American. They rejoiced because our enemy reminded us of the many things we take for granted such as our life, liberty, our pursuit of happiness, and our rights that protect us from becoming slaves to an oppressive state. A phrase that used to be coined throughout American culture was revitalized at this time: “It's a free country, let me do what I want.”...
  • Andrew Breitbart: Excuse me while I try to save the world.

    04/29/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 31 replies
    amazon ^ | april 29 2012 | myself
    I kist finished Breitbarts book. 1. I miss him like a family member. 2. He was our supreme general and master strategist. 3. We must continue his work. Long live and love AB!!!!
  • Citing "Great Recession," Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund Trims Benefits For "New Hires"

    04/29/2012 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Dallas Observer blogs ^ | 01 March 2012 | Robert Wilonsky
    Back in mid-June came The Big Announcement: The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System was ponying up the $200 million needed to build the long-stalled-out Museum Tower high-rise in the Arts District. That same day, you may recall, we revisited a blast from the past -- the system's $27-mil investment in Arizona, which, as of last summer, was worth close to nada. Then, just last month, the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System's name came up yet again -- this time, as an investor in Jack Matthews and NYLO's boutique hotel in the Cedars, next to the South Side. In...
  • Barack Obama is the Metrosexual President

    04/29/2012 6:08:42 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/29/12 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama was just called the metrosexual president. I examine this idea with some humor and come to a different conclusion.
  • Pathological Politics – Predatory Partners and Persecuting Patriots

    04/29/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.28.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    In the notorious tradition of Nixon’s Enemies List, Obama is now openly persecuting patriots at every opportunity. He tries to shame them, taint them, marginalize them and if all that doesn’t work, he sends goons after them and either imprisons them or threatens them with imprisonment. He’s using every agency at his disposal, with a special emphasis on the EPA, FDA, IRS, SEC, ATF and Fish and Wildlife authorities. And he has hired a whole governmental ‘army’ to enforce his dictates and go after his enemies. Welcome to the American Stasi. We have watched how Obama smears those who would...
  • We Can Balance the Budget. Right Now – No Tricks, No Gimmicks, and No B.S.

    04/29/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-29-12 | Brother Bob
    We've got a federal debt problem, and our political leaders are not taking it seriously. Granted, Paul Ryan was ready to step up and give us a budget that will eventually get us back on the path to fiscal solvency, but even his suggestions were promptly scorched by our president, whose own budget proposal was such an excellent idea that it got rejected unanimously by the Democrat controlled Senate. One of the biggest problems with getting any kind of spending reforms in Washington is that to most people the federal debt is some distant issue, or worse, something that can...
  • A General-Store Race Is On: $ General's Move to Add Fresh Food Underscores Midsize Store Rivalries

    04/29/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 29, 2012 | Ann Zimmerman
    MERCED, Calif.—Dollar General Inc., whose discount stores have stolen bargain-seeking shoppers from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is trying to grab a share of the grocery business. The idea behind entering the notoriously low margin business? That stocking fresh food and more refrigerated products in midsize stores will drive shoppers to visit more frequently—and increase how much they spend on standard dollar-store fare, from corn chips to children's clothing. So far, Dollar General Market stores aren't nearly as profitable as the company's traditional dollar stores, which now number 10,000, though the company says the profit gap is narrowing. Competition is heating up...
  • Prayers Requested For My Client And Friend Marie

    04/29/2012 3:31:00 PM PDT · by Amberdawn · 18 replies
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    Dear Freeper Friends, Please pray for my friend Marie.
  • Congressman Groped by TSA Agent

    04/29/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Representative Francisco Canseco (R-Texas) took offense when a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent grabbed his penis during a “routine” pat down at the San Antonio Airport. The Congressman’s effort to push the agent’s hand aside was characterized as “an assault” that “impeded security protocols” by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Charges may be pending. “Nothing must be allowed to interfere with our efforts to keep this nation secure from threats,” Napolitano said. “It is essential that everyone fully comply with the procedures of the TSA. Thorough searches of sensitive areas are essential. To put them off-limits would be to invite...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-29-12 (DUmmies Bemoan The Economy)

    04/29/2012 3:00:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 29, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I'mmmmm BAAAAAAAACK!!! I had a new cast put on my hand last week that allowed three free fingers on my right hand. After a few days of getting used to it, I can now do a sort of Django Rhinehart method of typing. Complete cast comes off on June 4 and hopefully my pinkie won't be sticking out at an odd angle.Anyway, the DUmmies do not disappoint in their idiocy. Right now they are gripping about the lousy economy as you can see in this THREAD, "I realized tonight that America's 99% are f*cked for years to come." Excuse...
  • The good, bad and ugly in California

    04/29/2012 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 4-29-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Prison crowding seems to be improving, but the bullet train still lives and Gov. Brown still pursues billions more from an overtaxed populace. . . .
  • Is it time to boycott Florida? (Cover the keyboard in Saran Wrap)

    04/29/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 29, 2012 | Bryian Revoner
    In the midst of this controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law issue in the Trayvon Martin case and in the Marissa Alexander case, three key questions immediately come to mind. Question number one is how much injustice is this ‘Stand Your Ground’ law going to inflict on the public and on good, old-fashioned common sense before it is either revised or repealed? Question number two would have to be is this barefaced differentiation in the applying of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in regards to both of these cases a direct reflection of the ‘War on Women’, a war on minorities,...
  • Latest Muslim Terror Attack on Christians

    04/29/2012 1:49:04 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 4 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 29, 2012 | JP
    At least 16 Christians were murdered today while attending church services in Kano, Nigeria, the nation’s second-largest city. As many as 22 other worshippers reportedly suffered gunshot wounds. The massacre took place on the campus of Kano’s Bayero University. Police report that gunmen interrupted the church service and used small explosives to chase worshippers out before shooting those who fled. This is but the latest violent attack upon Christians in Muslim-majority nations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Such attacks increased more than 300 percent between 2003 and 2010, according Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a research fellow at the America...
  • First Family’s Lavish Vacations Defended

    04/29/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Since President Barack Obama assumed office the First Family has racked up a total of 17 vacations. This is nearly five times the number of excursions taken by a typical American family over that time span. Costs are also a sore point. One trip to Spain hit up taxpayers for almost $500,000. The high costs are not really the Obamas’ fault explained First Lady Michelle. “It’s only because Barack is the President that the cost is so high,” she argued. “We are hostages to the office. Everywhere we go we have to be accompanied by an entourage of bodyguards and...
  • Loyally Long-Suffering with my Little Old Ladies

    04/29/2012 1:21:54 PM PDT · by InHisService · 24 replies
    Survival - By Mary Kirchhoff ^ | 4-29-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Do you have an elderly person in your life whom you love, but drives you nuts...? especially when going to the grocery store? I do!
  • One Small Town, One Terrible Lesson

    04/29/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 20 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 29, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the liberation of Dachau… For eleven centuries, it was just another town. Founded in what is now southern Germany sometime before the early 800s A.D. (the first documented deed is dated 805), Dachau was home to merchants, farmers, millers, and brewers, like a hundred other towns in Bavaria for 1100 years. In the 1800s, it became known for its artists’ colony. But all that was to be forgotten when the world learned of what had gone on near this town, in the twelve years from 1933 to 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist...
  • Making the Hard Measures

    04/29/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-29-12 | Wordsmith
    “The secret authorization of brutal interrogations is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security. We must do whatever it takes to track down and capture or kill terrorists, but torture is not a part of the answer – it is a fundamental part of the problem with this administration’s approach. Torture is how you create enemies, not how you defeat them. Torture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence. Torture is how you set back America’s standing in the world, not how you strengthen it.”-Senator Obama, 2007 "I believe that waterboarding...
  • For their next exploding cigar, the Democrats chose polygamy.

    04/29/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT · by sdcraigo · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    For their next exploding cigar, the Democrats chose polygamy... Just for the record, Romney's father was not a polygamist; Romney's grandfather was not a polygamist; his great-grandfather was a polygamist... Meanwhile, back in the female-friendly party, Obama's father was a polygamist; his grandfather was a polygamist; and his great-grandfather was a polygamist who had one more wife (five in total) than Romney's great-grandfather. Obama is the first male in his line not to be a polygamist...
  • Legislators not required to consider Constitutionality of the laws they enact

    04/29/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/2012 | Doug Book
    On April 25th the Tennessee State Senate voted unanimously to allow federal and state law enforcement officials full access to the medical records of the citizens of Tennessee. According to SB 2407, “…state and federal law enforcement personnel authorized to have access under 53-10-306 shall be permitted to have real time electronic access to the database…” The statute continues by stating that access is permitted “without the necessity of obtaining a search warrant.” It is a law which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2012 as “the public welfare [requires] it.”(1) Outraged Tennessee residents who wrote and...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    04/29/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 29, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week... LMAObama    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Secret Service Scandal No Security Breach?

    04/29/2012 9:38:51 AM PDT · by evilrooster · 9 replies
    Leave it to this administration to add a whole new meaning to the word spin! "The White House's top counter-terrorism adviser [John Brennan] says the Secret Service prostitution scandal did not expose weak spots in the president's security" - USA Today Despite the administration’s statement to the contrary, this incident did, in fact, expose weak spots in the President’s security. Simply stated, members of the security detail were enticed away from their assigned duties by several ample bosomed females willing to provide sexual favors. That in itself constitutes a breach in security, whether the women were agents of a foreign government or not.It’s a known...
  • This explains a lot about modern journalistic malpractice

    04/29/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Walter Lippmann, the "Father of Modern Journalism", is really a piece of work. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make the title of this post. I simply do not believe that any man who holds the following views could possibly be a journalist worth a damn. Pardon my language, but this makes me sick. Every time I read something from this guy, I have an internal revolt. In his regular column "Today and Tomorrow", on April 7th, 1933, the following is written under the title "Roosevelt's Achievement": At the beginning of last month the country was...
  • Sinaloa Boss Capture May Be Imminent

    04/29/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/29/12 | Friends of Ours
    United States federal prosecutors in El Paso, TX may be signalling the imminent arrest by Mexican authorities of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Forbes-listed billionaire who heads the powerful Sinaloa cartel, with his indictment as reported by Jared Taylor for Reuters: The 28-page indictment filed April 11 in U.S. District Court in El Paso, Texas, targets Guzman and 23 other men with overseeing the cartel's primary task: moving thousands of pounds of narcotics into the United States. The cartel kidnapped, tortured and murdered its enemies to further its operations in Mexico and the United States, according to the charges. Last...
  • 22 Red Flags That Indicate That Very Serious Doom Is Coming For Global Financial Markets

    04/29/2012 7:42:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 04/27/2012 | Michael Snyder
    If you enjoy watching financial doom, then you are quite likely to really enjoy the rest of 2012. Right now, red flags are popping up all over the place. Corporate insiders are selling off stock like there is no tomorrow, major economies all over Europe continue to implode, the IMF is warning that the eurozone could actually break up and there are signs of trouble at major banks all over the planet. Unfortunately, it looks like the period of relative stability that global financial markets have been enjoying is about to come to an end. A whole host of...
  • Media Bias - 2x More Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan under Obama than 8 years of Bush - No Outrage

    04/29/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 17 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/29/12 | David Bellow
    There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties 1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE? I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now it is not on the front page or sometimes not even...
  • George Zimmerman: Afro-Peruvian White Hispanic Obama soul brother didn’t want a gun

    04/29/2012 4:38:23 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The deeper we dig into the Zimmerman-Martin case the more we prove the media’s narrative about George Zimmerman is filled with lies half truths and distortions. Based on new information, Zimmerman did not willingly purchase a gun. That came as a last resort to end the problem ……..neighbor’s pit bull who was continually menacing his family’s dog. After repeatedly calling authorities for help……. Zimmerman asked Seminole County Animal Control Officer if he should buy pepper spray to use against the pit bull. He was told it would do little good since pepper spray took two or three seconds it to...
  • The Flying Car Culture

    04/29/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | April 28th, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every now and then a hobbyist inspired by splashy magazine covers featuring art deco cities and soaring vehicles full of the cheerful people of the future puts together a flying car. The result is noted chiefly for its novelty and then everyone moves along because we aren't a flying car culture. From the bottom up we might long to soar above the highways, but from the top down we are a light rail culture, a biodegradable house culture and a guard rail culture. For the people at the top the flying car should be able to fit in a closet,...
  • Acme Sharpened Pikes Report to Stockholders

    04/29/2012 3:22:59 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    This Report highlights for our stockholders some of the events taking place in Washington DC and the consequences of those developments on our profit picture this year. We believe this is an exciting time of opportunity for our sharpened pike business and believe our timely entry into the business of providing citizens with a means of demonstrating their displeasure with their government and our convenient locations in Washington, D.C. and around the country foretells a banner year for Acme and its stockholders.
  • Obama’s Space Shuttle funeral dirge a show for all to see

    04/29/2012 3:18:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 29, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    Those lucky enough to still be here to look back at history post Barack Obama will recognize the last sight-piggyback funeral dirge of the once noble Space Shuttle as the Obama Regime’s defining moment. Were an artist to paint a picture of a small boy looking at up at his flying kite as the space shuttle passed over Manhattan yesterday, no portrait of the story of America’s deliberate ruin at the hands of a single politician could ever come closer to the truth. [BIG Snip of text] Few will remember that it was on the fullest moon of the year...
  • Anti-bullying icon bullies students with obscenity-laced anti-Christian rant

    04/29/2012 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Part of the hypocrisy of the "anti-bullying" movement is that the concept of bullying is never defined in a meaningful way. Evidently, bullying is one of those things that is defined by the "victim." Hence, we have the spectacle of the man who created the video "It Gets Better" can speak against the bullying of gay kids, but then turn around and bully kids with Christian beliefs - and get away with it. Fox News: As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly...
  • And the Red Ink Flows Freely on the Red Line

    04/28/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 28, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What Chicagoans now call The Red Line is a century-old commuter train, part of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It runs all the way from Howard Street on the north to 95th Street on the south. As Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah famously said of nearby Lake Shore Drive, it’ll take you “from rags on up to riches” in just fifteen minutes. But unlike the scenic LSD, this train line can also give you a close-up view of some pretty rough neighborhoods, making some stations very dangerous. And the more dangerous a place is, the more you put off repairing it, until the cost...
  • "In the Green Pastures of the Twenty-third Psalm" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter)

    04/28/2012 5:11:16 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 29, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “In the Green Pastures of the Twenty-third Psalm” (Psalm 23)Today is what is known in the church as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Every year on this Sunday during the Easter season, the Gospel Reading comes from John 10, where several times Jesus calls himself the “good shepherd” of the sheep. And, every year, the psalm appointed for this day is Psalm 23, perhaps the most famous and well-loved of all the psalms, the one that begins, “The LORD is my shepherd.” The danger with such a familiar and well-loved passage is that it can become for us just so much “white...