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  • Class Warfare Is Being Used To Divide America - And It Is Working

    05/02/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/01/2012 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when America desperately needs to come together, we are becoming more divided than ever. The mainstream media and most of our politicians love to pit us against one another in dozens of different ways, and right now class warfare has become one of their favorite tools for getting us to hate one another. If you are struggling in this economy, you are being told that "the wealthy" are the cause of your problems. If you have money, you are being told that the poor hate you and want to tax you into oblivion. Class warfare has already...
  • EDUCATE, AGITATE, ORGANIZE

    05/02/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In 2009 the NEA was promoting the works of Saul Alinsky, where they made it a point to highlight Alinsky's formula: "Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize." From The History of the Fabian society: (Page 29) However, as I have said, in 1885 our differences [from other Socialists] were latent or instinctive; and we denounced the capitalists as thieves at the Industrial Remuneration Conference, and, among ourselves, talked revolution, anarchism, labour notes versus pass-books, and all the rest of it, on the tacit assumption that the object of our campaign, with its watchwords, 'EDUCATE, AGITATE, ORGANIZE,' was to bring...
  • Screw the GOP, They Don't Seem to Want My Vote Anyway

    05/02/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Libertarian-NeoCon ^ | Libertarian NeoCon
    I'm done. I'm a lifelong Republican and I'm done. I've been a Republican since I was 6 and I saw Reagan speak on our old 13" black and white television set about freedom and about the evils of the Soviet Union, where I was born. I grew up listening to Reagan and I kind of always thought that he was what the Republican Party stood for. For individual liberty at home & abroad. "Moderates" like George H. W. Bush seemed like some sort of aberration to me, an exception to the conservative Republican rule. Looking back though, it's pretty clear...
  • GOP Study Shows Companies Would Save Money By Dropping Health Care Offerings, Paying Tiny Fine

    05/02/2012 7:06:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    None of this will come as a surprise to anybody who's been paying attention. The employer fine is light and ObamaCare exchange subsidies heavy... how else would it play-out, then... The companies can even raise salaries with some of the savings and everybody wins.... except the taxpayers of course, who will be covering the whole debacle with money we never had in the first-place: Trying to build their case that President Obama’s health care law will destroy traditional employer-sponsored insurance, House Republicans released a study Tuesday showing that the largest companies could save billions by kicking workers off their current health...
  • A Hit To Carry Reciprocity In The Southwest (NM)

    05/02/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    The State of New Mexico has stopped honoring carry permits from 13 other states in the last two weeks according to a report on Handgunlaw.us. I don't see much good that will come of this especially for the residents of the Land of Enchantment. Notice: New Mexico has stopped honoring 13 other states Permit/Licenses in the last Couple weeks. Many of those states will stop honoring a New Mexico Permit/License. If you are a New Mexico Permit holder Handgunlaw.us advises you to call ahead to make sure your New Mexico Permit is honored. Below is the list of states that...
  • New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union And A One World Economic System

    05/02/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 5.2.12 | Michael Snyder
    When it comes to Barack Obama, one of the most important things to understand is that he is a committed globalist. He firmly believes that more "global governance" (the elite don't like to use the term "global government") will make the world a much better place. Throughout his time in the White House, Obama has consistently sought to strengthen international institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. At every turn, Obama has endeavored to more fully integrate America into the "global community". Since he was elected, Obama has signed a whole host of new...
  • Mark Shea, Deacon Greg Kandra and false compassion

    05/02/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 19 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Deacon Greg Kandra is impressed with Mark Shea's Blog post about Perry Lorenzo, a homosexual man who lived in the Seattle area. According to Deacon Kandra, "Mark Shea tackled a tough subject with a kind of grace and compassion that couldn't help but leave me impressed." Here's what Mark Shea wrote: "One of the people I admire most in the world, who I regard as an inspiration and, very likely, as a saint was a gay guy who lived here in Seattle named Perry Lorenzo. You can get something of a sense of the man from his blog. Dunno if...
  • Appeals Court Affirms Outfit Convictions

    05/02/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/02/12 | Friends of Ours
    A federal appeals court has affirmed the convictions for the five defendants from the so-called Family Secrets trial against the Chicago Outfit as reported by Ann Pistone and Chuck Goudie for WLS. However, Judge Diane Wood -- a liberal hack who is on President Obama's short list for the Supreme Court -- would have reversed the convictions against one-time boss James Marcello and hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. on double jeopardy grounds. In expressing her complete ignorance on how the Mafia is structured she contended that because Marcello and Calabrese previously were charged with conspiracy for their roles with subsidiary street...
  • Despite 'green' failures, group wants state to produce 25% of its energy by 2025

    05/02/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Petitions are being circulated for a proposal to saddle Michigan with an ever higher renewable energy mandate. The Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs Initiative (MEMJI) also called “25 by 25" wants to put the proposal on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. Its goal is to collect 500,000 signatures. If enacted, the proposal would require that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass by 2025. Under Michigan's current energy law passed in 2008, 10 percent of Michigan's energy is supposed to come from renewable sources by 2015. In terms of costs and efficiency, the...
  • "Hitler Discovers" Obama Stole His Campaign Theme!

    05/02/2012 5:37:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-2-2012 | MOTUS
    Today’s four words: Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Everything was going along just fine: we had a brand new campaign slogan (“Forward,” in case you live in a cave), Bin Laden was still dead, and Big Guy was busy giving himself a shout out while spiking the ball in the end zone. Then someone breaks the story about our new campaign marching tune being a Third Reich rip off. Things went downhill quickly from there. Sure enough, someone tipped Hitler off about the copyright infringement and he pitched a fit.See for yourself:
  • The Forwardism Disease

    05/02/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | May 1, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama slogan for 2012 is in and it's "Forward", which is a compact version of that old classic, "Don't change horses in the middle of a stream" that every incumbent is forced to run on sooner or later. Forward implies that there's no alternative but to go backward, which is a place that no right-thinking person wants to go. The left has always been enamored of "Forwardism" or "Progressivism" which mean much the same thing. Before MSNBC had Lean Forward, Mao had the Great Leap Forward which killed some 40 million people, far more people than MSNBC can ever...
  • Obama’s latest Hail Mary: taking credit for bin Laden’s death

    05/02/2012 3:51:09 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 42 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    wrote my first commentary for BizPac Review a year ago out of a sense of frustration with the TV media. I awoke last May 2 to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL team. The details were scant but nonetheless fascinating. He was killed on May 1 at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This area is the home of the country’s equivalent to our U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His body was removed and his wives were taken in, along with his papers and records. Fox News finally reported that our intelligence agencies...
  • Bin Laden Rehash Exposes Its True Political Plans

    05/02/2012 2:22:44 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 3 replies
    MSMB ^ | May 2, 2012 | Rob W. Case
    If the entertainment industry has taught me anything, it’s that no film or popular TV program is as popular the second time as it was in its first-run release. In other words, there is nothing new in a re-run. Please bear with me on this. Let’s take the recent re-release of Star Wars Episode 1 for example. In 1999, when the film was first released, it caused a lot of excitement, fanfare, and marketing campaigns that re-energized the Star Wars franchise. In 2012, when the film was re-released under the 3-D format, the urge to see it under a new...
  • How The White House Smothered The News Of Obama's Trip To Afghanistan

    05/02/2012 1:57:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    ...By 9:37, the New York Post had published an item on the trip based off the TOLONews tweet, and by 9:53 it was running in the ticker “Breaking News” at the top of its home page. By 10:06 the story was updated to add the “strong” White House denial and minutes later the breaking news alert was removed from the homepage. Sometime in the interim, the initial tweet from TOLONews was removed as well.
  • Illegal Immigrants Getting Bigger Tax Refunds

    05/01/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    WBIW.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | WBIW.com
    (INDIANAPOLIS) - Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Bob Segall, of WTHI reports finding a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it. I nside his central Indiana office, a longtime tax consultant sits at his desk, shaking his head in disbelief. "There is not a doubt in my mind there's huge fraud taking place here," he said, slowly flipping through the pages of a tax return. The...
  • Tom Steinstra's Outdoors: Bobcat photos: In your backyard and beyond

    05/01/2012 7:25:50 PM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com ^ | May 01 at 12:52 pm | Posted By: Tom Stienstra
    The time is now to see bobcats and other wildlife. In some cases, they might be as close as your own backyard. In response to last week’s story about the surge in bobcat sightings this spring, Chronicle readers reported many new encounters, including bobcats with newborn kittens. Four Chronicle readers, Carl Skornik, Jeff Dauber, Bart Selby and Dan Fredrich were able to capture photographs of the animals and contributed them for this gallery. Dauber’s photos came from his brother’s backyard in Cupertino, adjacent to Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. The photos were taken from inside the house looking out,...
  • Why The Mining Stocks Are So Beat Down--Peter Grandich 01.May.2012

    05/01/2012 6:56:49 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/01/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Peter Grandich is probably the best mining analyst around; mainly because he's been following mining stocks for the past 30 years. Peter has a unique understanding of the mining sector, and he doesn't hesitate to state these stocks are currently in one of the worst bear markets in history. There are many reasons why, but they really defy credulity. These stocks are trading around the same level as they were when gold was selling for hundreds less per ounce. Consequently, many investors have either thrown in the towel or will shortly; this is the stuff that bottoms are...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now?

    05/01/2012 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 98 replies
    http://www.conservativehq.com ^ | 4-18-12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Today, Parts 1, 2 & 3. Now that moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt is the presumptive Republican nominee for President, many conservatives are asking “What should I do now that it looks like Republicans will not nominate a conservative candidate for President?” First, don’t be Mitt Romney’s cheap date. The grassroots movement conservative voters who powered the Santorum campaign can not be taken for granted. During the 2006 congressional elections some 4 million conservative voters stayed home, producing one of the greatest defeats for the Republican Party in the modern era. Some conservatives were quick to endorse Mitt Romney now...
  • The Cornered Rats of Climate Change

    05/01/2012 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Rocky · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Public confidence in scientific “consensus” regarding the theory of manmade climate change is threatening the believing scientists’ confidence. While polls show that taking action to fight climate change is off the radar of most Americans, the behavior of the theory’s advocates is even more telling. They are behaving like "cornered rats"—taking extreme actions to protect their turf.
  • Who Took Out Ron Paul--Chris Duane 01.May.2012

    05/01/2012 6:45:40 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/01/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Chris Duane and I talked about YouTube and personal brand building. As we discussed, neither of us is doing our shows to get rich quickly. Rather, we enjoy getting the information out. Our ultimate goal is to help you understand the current economic climate. It is truly astounding there's so many people strolling along life with absolutely no comprehension of where the economy and the world are heading. Today, YouTube/Google took down a Ron Paul channel for specious copyright infringement allegations. Google is the Federal Reserve of the internet. Without their blessing, it can quickly become impossible for...
  • Top Eleven Most Succesful Military Commanders In History - Including President Barack Obama

    05/01/2012 6:43:33 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 36 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/01/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    When it was announced that President Obama had secretly flown off to Afghanistan to address the troops and tout his marvelous defeat of Osama Bin Laden one year ago, I began to reflect on other historic , victorious military commanders and their stalwart drive to fight wars with their own personal blood and treasure, as well their fellow countrymen's. As an American, I have special regard for those great United States military fighters, who for God and country, laid their lives down - such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Dwight Eisenhower, Patton, MacArthur and countless other American...
  • Conservatives Must Become a Third Force Independent of GOP

    05/01/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    http://www.conservativehq.com ^ | 4/27/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Let’s be quite clear – there is a difference between Republicans and conservatives. Republican Party politicians still can’t come to grips with the reality that the rebellion of the small government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party is as much a rejection of their stewardship of the government – the earmarks and massive spending and debt of the Bush years – as it is a rejection of Obamacare and Obamanomics. If 2012 is another big wave election, like 2010, but it sweeps into office the usual big-government, establishment Republicans, then we will have missed the opportunity of a lifetime, and...
  • Time To Accumulate Gold And Silver

    05/01/2012 6:14:42 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    The Daily Reckonong ^ | 5-1-2012 | Jeff Clark
    Time To Accumulate Gold And Silver By Jeff Clark 05/01/12 Do you own enough gold and silver for what lies ahead? If 10% of your total investable assets (i.e., excluding equity in your primary residence) aren’t held in various forms of gold and silver, we at Casey Research think your portfolio is at risk. After speaking at the Cambridge House conference last month and talking with many attendees, I came away convinced that most investors fall into one of two categories: those who hold an abundance of gold and silver (which tends to be physical forms only), and those with...
  • As Europe's Most Pathological Liar Departs, Questions About Europe's Band-Aid Union Reemerge

    05/01/2012 6:11:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/30/2012 20:28 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    We doubt many tears will be shed over the now official departure of Europe's most embarrassing political figurehead: the head of the Euro-area finance ministers, one Jean-Claude Juncker, whose presence did more documented damage to the credibility of Europe than... well, we would say virtually anyone else, but then again since everyone else in the European pantheon is a shining example of DSM IV-level sociopathology, we are kinda stuck. But anyway: Juncker is finally gone; "he’s tired of Franco-German interference in managing the region’s debt crisis." And while the decision was known for a while, the ultimate catalyst is rather...
  • Terrorist Suspects 'Connected' to Occupy Cleveland; Occupy Tries to Spin

    05/01/2012 5:44:42 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | May 1, 2012 | Editor
    Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI. ... newsnet5.com, Scripps TV Station Group, 5/1/12 These "group of men" -- terrorist thugs -- "...had planted what were believed to be explosive devices under the Ohio 82 bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of a May Day protest today." Note that, "More than 13,000 vehicles travel over the bridge each day..." These guys wanted blood, and I emphasize that: FBI officials today said that while the members of a group arrested in an attempt to...
  • Say What? Stupid Things Liberals Say; May 1st, 2012 Edition

    05/01/2012 5:35:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Obama: “Somebody gave me an education. I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn't. But somebody gave us a chance - just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.” Insofar as I know, President Obama has never had to attend a public school. President Obama to soldiers at Fort Stewart on the Georgia coast: “Each of us is only here because somebody looked out for us. Not just our parents, but our neighbors and our communities and our houses of worship and our VFW halls. Because we had a country that was...
  • What Wasteful Liberals Hold Dear

    05/01/2012 5:05:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for OMG! For America
  • NYT Blogger: 'Cuba May Be the Most Feminist Country in Latin America'

    05/01/2012 4:31:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 1, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Forget the fact that Cuba is a one-party totalitarian state where leadership is entirely dependent on how closely related one is to a certain Fidel Castro rather than any electoral process. The good news is that "Cuba may be the most feminist country in Latin America." That laughable premise has been published by New York Times blogger Luisita Lopez Torregrosa. Of course, that revelation would be news to the best known female group in Cuba, the Ladies In White (photo) who have been oppressed by the Communist regime and their thugs. Ms Torregrosa bases much of her analysis on the...
  • Soros Group: Calling People ‘Illegal’ is ‘Hate Crime’

    05/01/2012 4:12:00 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 1, 2012 | Gina Miller
    There is a lonely, barren place in what passes as the logic center of the brains of members of the communist Left. Or, we could simply say that they are liars. That is certainly true of leftist leaders—they are indeed liars, but many millions of followers of the Left are more likely just deceived. That is A-OK with the power masters of the communist Left, because it is their aim to deceive. I came across a promotional video for a campaign to abolish the word “illegal” when referring to people who are in our country illegally. Yes, that is correct....
  • 'Our Father, Who Art in Washington...'

    05/01/2012 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 1, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Much like the greatest Cold-Warrior that ever graced the face of the Earth -Ronald Reagan- broadcasting icon Paul Harvey knew what was in-store for us if we allowed decadence to set-in.  Sadly, it only took a few decades to go down just as both these patriots feared. Now that America finds itself at the edge of the Marxist abyss, you can't say we weren't warned...  Harvey saw the bizarre Obammunist era coming-down the pike way back in '65: If I Were The Devil by Paul Harvey (1965) "If I were the Devil- I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness... I would of...
  • Obama’s New Campaign Slogan “Forward!” Is a Hitler Youth Marching Tune (Video)

    05/01/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT · by YankeeReb · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama’s latest campaign slogan “Forward!” also happens to be a Nazi marching tune. Vorwärts! Vorwärts! was a marching song of the Hitler youth. What a shock.
  • Mexico Threatens U.S. For Absolving BP In Illegal Alien Shooting

    05/01/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 01, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    Mexico has issued the U.S. government what amounts to a diplomatic threat for exonerating a Border Patrol agent who shot an illegal immigrant near the Texas border nearly two years ago after being assaulted with rocks. The shooting occurred in the summer of 2010 when the federal agent, Jesus Mesa, spotted a group of Mexicans crossing the Rio Grande near El Paso. U.S. authorities say Mesa fatally shot a teen (Sergio Hernández-Guereca) traveling with the group in self-defense after the teen and his friends threw rocks at the agent. Last year a Texas judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against...
  • Baby Avery dies unexpectedly.

    05/01/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 3 replies
    The Gawker ^ | 5/1/2012 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    http://gawker.com/5906756/averys-bucket-list-baby-passes-away-unexpectedly
  • The NBA Math on a Third Party Effort for Conservatives

    05/01/2012 2:35:22 PM PDT · by rightjb · 24 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    UPDATE: A PolitiJim reader named Georgia (AllToJesus) sent me a link to a wonderful post by writer Ted Lacksonen at the Country Thinker.  Thinker lays out a case that we should not vote for Romney because: Mitt will do nothing to improve the country (I agree)The GOP can not be “taken over” (I disagree)The GOP is corrupt beyond repair. (I agree and disagree). Lacksonen’s ultimate solution is to join Libertarian Gary Johnson as President who I understand is selecting a pro-marijuana VP. (sarcasm alert ahead) Undoubtedly this will attract every last Santorum supporter that just split the conservative movement...
  • Nicki Minaj Praises God But Raises Hell

    05/01/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 16 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 1, 2012 | JP
    Nicki Minaj, the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 list at the same time, announced today the first set of dates for her “Pink Friday” concert tour. The 29-year-old Trinidad-born rapper, who now makes New York City her home, is perhaps best known for the bump and grind she performed this past February while sharing the stage with Madonna during the Super Bowl half time show. She was no less provocative last month in an appearance on ABC’s “Nightline” when she said that she contemplated killing her father when she was younger. In...
  • Trayvon Martin case garners support from students, W-S community

    05/01/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The News Argus - Student Newspaper of Winston-Salem State University ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jordan Holloway, Sports Editor
    The cry for justice for Trayvon Martin reached Winston-Salem State March 28 as students and others from the Winston-Salem community participated in a march to bring Martin’s killer to justice. A protest march started at the Clock Tower and ended at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Cromartie Street. Participants were lined along the street waving Skittles’ bags. “Trayvon Martin is the inspiration for it [the march],” said Larry Little, associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences. Martin was the unarmed 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old community watch coordinator of...
  • Obama knows how to turn an asset into a liability

    05/01/2012 2:05:52 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    If anything is obvious about the Orator in Chief, it is how highly he thinks of himself. The H for his middle name doesn’t stand for Humility. . . So, as the president recoups from straining his arm to pat himself on the back, how is his self-praise going over? The headline in the UK’s Mail Online: SEALs slam Obama for using them as ‘ammunition’ in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign . . .
  • Obama Makes Secret Visit To Afghanistan ... Will Designate Country Major Non-NATO Ally

    05/01/2012 12:58:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge / Reuters ^ | May 1, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Complete Headline: Obama Makes Secret Visit To Afghanistan On Anniversary Of Osama Death; Will Designate Country Major Non-NATO Ally Just when we thought the president didn't have any tricks left up his pre-election sleeve on the anniversary of Osama's death announcement, here he comes and surprises everyone with what has just been disclosed as a secret visit to Afghanistan, where in a televised statement at 7:30 pm Eastern, the president will announce a strategic partnership with president Karzai, and where he will designate Afghanistan a major non-Nato ally - the "first such designation of the Obama presidency." From Reuters: President...
  • AFRICOM Transport No-Bid Contract-Extension Awarded

    05/01/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 1, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Transportation of U.S. troops and cargo between Germany and Africa just became more lucrative for Cartersville, Ga.-based Phoenix Air Group, which yesterday—without needing to compete for the endeavor—received a six-month contract extension to provide such services. The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) in 2009 initially selected Phoenix Air to provide “Fixed Wing Airlift Services” through March 31, 2012. The Firm Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract, then-valued at $26 million, has been modified to reflect the new delivery date through September 30. It did not disclose the cost of the contract modification. TRANSCOM explained in “A Justification For Other Than...
  • More Social Justice for Trayvon

    05/01/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 05/01/2012 | n/a
    At least when people are attacked by black mobs for being white it will be reported by the local media — provided the victims work for a newspaper. From Norfolk, Virginia: "Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim. The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third...
  • 'Stranded Costs' Will Always Be Paid by Taxpayers

    05/01/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/19/2012 | James Hohman
    Michigan’s government unions are attempting to use the pension fund as another way to nerf public charter schools and school contractors. The unions would like charters and contractors to pay for the underfunding of pensions earned by school employees (their members), saying that these capture the “stranded costs” of the system. But corralling additional members into the pension system will create more long-term pension problems without fixing any of the system’s short-term challenges. Pension contributions consist of “catch up” payments for previous pension underfunding, the costs of nonobligatory retiree health benefits and “normal costs,” which are the assumed amount needed...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Death One Year Later

    05/01/2012 11:51:39 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Special repost for a special day. Here's a special message for everyone rushing to pat Obama on the back for this momentus occasion.
  • Groups plan May Day rally at Georgia Capitol

    05/01/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Calhoun Times ^ | May 01, 2012 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are planning a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that they're billing as a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.
  • Online Guide to the Constitution

    05/01/2012 11:35:56 AM PDT · by thurmant · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/13/12 | The Heritage Foundation
    An in-depth analysis of every clause of every section from the Preamble to the 27th Amendment.
  • Obama Plays ‘The Politics Of Fear’

    05/01/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | Warren Beatty
    NO! It can’t be! President Barack Hussein Obama playing politics with Osama bin Laden’s death? At the ABC News web site, “The Note,” Michael Falcone wrote, “But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in a political ad.” “The Obama campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, accused the Clinton team of playing ‘the politics of fear’ just like George W. Bush.” Can anyone say, “Hypocrisy?” All you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers will want to watch this video that features the very objective Bill Clinton who turned down numerous chances to capture...
  • EPA boss who wanted to crucify them has resigned

    05/01/2012 10:56:36 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 8 replies
    Remember the EPA regional boss who revealed his motivation as government regulator? He’s the one who said: “…my philosophy of enforcement… 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 easy to manage for the next few years. It’s a deterrent factor.” First he apologized. Then he said that doesn’t really reflect his approach in his job. Then we asked if he shouldn’t lose his job. And...
  • Tech Vanity: Anyone head of UNIX "VI" (NOT the editor, but a very modern version of that OS)?

    05/01/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 29 replies
    May 1, 2012 | HiTech RedNeck
    I've been interviewing with some tech firms and one of them wanted to know how versed I was with "UNIX VI." Well I said I knew vi like the back of my hand, but no they seem to mean a modern version of the OS! Help??? Wikipedia, which usually keeps up quite well with technology developments, was of no use, nor was Googling. I don't see any "UNIX VI" on any UNIX lineage chart. Yes there was a Unix version 6 but that is an ancient thing. If there was a follow on to System V maybe it would be...
  • Occupy Leaders Apparently Involved in (Cleveland Oh)Bridge Bomb Plot, Suspects Named

    05/01/2012 10:38:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 May 12 | Dan Riehl
    One of the leaders of the Occupy Cleveland movement, Brandon Baxter, is one of those arrested for today's terrorist plot to bomb a bridge in Cleveland. Occupier Brandon Baxter appears to have gotten the guidance he sought. OCCUPIED — Occupy Cleveland organizer Brandon Baxter gets some shade in the Occupy Cleveland tent in downtown Cleveland on March 21, 2012. Baxter, one of the few remaining members of Occupy Cleveland’s physical presence downtown, said the group has seen a sharp decline in numbers since last October because of increasing disorganization. “We need guidance,” he said. Another of today's suspects is Anthony...
  • What the... OWS Threatens Violence Against Rebecca Black

    05/01/2012 10:23:29 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/12 | Aurelius
    In another move that shows the members of Occupy Wall Street are completely out of their minds, a picture of Rebecca Black, famous for singing the poorly-reviewed song "Friday," has appeared on "AnarchistNews.org." The picture inexplicably has a man with a gas mask and probably an ax creeping behind Ms. Black. There is no explanation for the picture whatsoever. However, the photo appears in a lengthy article about how corporations are destroying the world and how people need to "fight back" against a sort of omni-present oppressor. However, the article does state clearly who will save the downtrodden. To quote,...
  • Fourwords for Obama

    05/01/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-1-2012 | MOTUS
    Are you kidding? We can’t say anything in four words! Nevertheless, I’ll try to begin each day’s dispatch from the O-zone now on with our four words of the day. Today’s come to you compliments of iOTW (please pardon BigFurHat’s French, he’s passionate)