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  • Keller’s Elitism is America’s Poison

    05/09/2012 4:37:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Wordsmith
    Former NYTimes executive editor (from July 2003 until September 2011) Bill Keller regarding FOX News in an op-ed over the weekend: It is the most reliable profit center, expected to net a billion dollars this fiscal year. It is untainted so far by the metastasizing scandals. It is a source of political influence more durable than Murdoch’s serial romances with British prime ministers. This year the Fox News Primary probably did more to nominate Mitt Romney than New Hampshire or Michigan. And yet I would argue that — at least for Americans — Fox News is Murdoch’s most toxic legacy....
  • Celebs tweet Obama’s praises over marriage

    05/09/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Joel Connelly
    Air Force One will feel a tailwind as it heads from Seattle to Southern California on Thursday, as show biz celebrities heaped praise on President Obama for declaring that he supports the right of same-sex couples to marry. Obama is headed for a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the home of Oscar-winning actor George Clooney. The entertainment industry has helped change attitudes in America with depiction of gay and lesbian characters in TV sitcoms and movies. Here is a sampling of celebrity tweets on Obama’s marriage announcement. –Alec Baldwin: “Obama gets it right on gay marriage. Bravo. –Kathy Griffin: “POTUS & VPOTUS:...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-09-12 ("BREAKING: Obama Embraces Marriage Equality")

    05/09/2012 4:16:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 9, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    This has not been a good week for Barack Obama. The One kicked off his re-election campaign--not that he has ever STOPPED campaigning--Obamassiah kicked off his re-election campaign the other day, and half the crowd in the stadium came disguised as empty seats. The Obama campaign rolled out an ad called "The Life of Julia," which portrays women as lifelong dependents on the federal government, but "Julia" was met with universal mockery. Then yesterday BO did manage to win the WV Dem primary, but 40% of the vote went to a federal inmate named Keith Judd. Enthusiasm gap, anyone?...
  • The Export-Import Boondoggle

    05/09/2012 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    http://mcclintock.house.gov/ ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    The Export-Import Boondoggle House Chamber, Washington, D.C. May 9, 2012 Mr. Speaker: The Export-Import Bank dragoons American taxpayers into subsidizing loans to foreign companies, making it cheaper for them to buy products from politically-favored American companies which in turn use those products to compete against less-favored American companies. Past beneficiaries include such upstanding enterprises as Solyndra and Enron. Since 2007, almost half of its money has gone to support that plucky little start-up called Boeing. Air India got $5 billion to purchase Boeing aircraft allowing them to undercut American carriers like Delta with their own tax money. We’re told we...
  • China & the Other Central Banks Are Buying Gold-Ranting Andy Hoffman--09.May.2012

    05/09/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: "Ranting" Andy Hoffman gives us the update on the lastest precious metals slam down; the reasons to own gold and silver couldn't be stronger. If the prices stay down this low, don't be surprised to witness a major flood of buying. We're also getting into the Indian Wedding Season, which will result in increased demand along with massive sovereign central bank purchases. This is worse than 2008, and banks are blowing up all over Europe. Spain has just bailed out its third largest bank. Who's going to bail out Spain? Greece is planning to reneg on its debt....
  • Tracking the Trend is Never Easy Especially Now-Gary Wagner--09.May.12

    05/09/2012 3:21:17 PM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Gary Wagner, master technician and trader, follows markets for a living. The precious metals market never misses an opportunity to humble even the most astute technical trader, just like it did to Gary today. But we're living in interesting times, and the world's events are a constant reminder of that fact. While the dollar looks good right now, and the Euro looks doomed, one can never underestimate these volatile markets' propensity for shock and awe. Just when you think you know what's happening, boom, Spain blows up. When countries start imploding, it's extremely difficult to understand how the...
  • Military recruiter question.

    05/09/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 47 replies
    Today | Me
    Ok,a co-worker is looking to join the USAF. He called the recruiter and after answering a few "get to know you questions" he then asked where he went to high school. My buddy replied he was home schooled and has a High School diploma thru PA homeschool. The recruiter told him that was a problem because the military doesnt take homeschooled grads. Now, this guy has a degree from a state college and is smart. I have never heard of such a thing. My question is has anyone heard of this and what recourse does he have. Thanks in advance
  • Mother's Day - Restore Our Future (YouTube Video)

    05/09/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT · by radioone · 1 replies
    Restoreourfuture.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Restore Our Future
    See the video and learn more at www.RestoreOurFuture.com. Ann Romney raised 5 boys. She successfully battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. But what does White House insider Hilary Rosen say about Ann Romney? "Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life." And Bill Maher, who gave $1 million supporting Obama, attacks: "Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house." Happy Mother's Day from Barack Obama's Team! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV6Dn8qMzig
  • Standing on Solid Rock, Not Sinking Sand

    05/09/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    Recently I read a masterful article in The Christian Post by Dr. Albert Mohler, who is nothing short of a modern-day prophet. In the article, Dr. Mohler warns, “The urgency to reach people with the Gospel can, if the church is not faithful and watchful, tempt us to subvert the Gospel by redefining its terms.” Specifically, Dr. Mohler drew attention to how some evangelical megachurches appear to be softening their positions on homosexuality. He calls on evangelical leaders to steer clear of the sinking sand of celebrating homosexuality—a quicksand that the mainline churches, I believe, have fallen into. Many evangelicals...
  • Sex Crimes of Rich and Famous Often Go Unpunished

    05/09/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 9, 2012 | JP
    I wonder what Maggy Haggerty think about allegation against John Travolta – that the acclaimed actor sexually assaulted at least two masseurs? I imagine it sounds all too familiar to Haggerty, a massage therapist. She went public three years ago with an accusation that former Vice President Al Gore tried to sex her up in a Portland, Ore. hotel room. “Al Gore is a pervert and a sexual predator,” she charged. “He’s not what people think he is – he’s a sick man.” According to the report she filed with Portland police, Gore was in town to deliver a speech...
  • The Weekly Alinsky

    05/09/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Most of this will sound depressingly familiar...  ready-made for a malignant narcissist like BHO: "The organizer must become schizoid politically, in-order not to slip into being a 'true believer'.  Before men can act an issue must be polarized.... What I am saying is that the organizer must be able to split himself into two parts- one part in the arena of action where he polarizes the issue 100-to-nothing, and helps to lead his forces into conflict... while the other part knows that when the time comes for negotiations it is really only 10% difference- and yet both parts have to live comfortably...
  • Report: Florida Investigating Potential Voting by Thousands of Non-Citizens

    05/09/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-09-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona As most Americans know, Florida is a state where a small number of votes can make a huge difference. After all, the 2000 presidential election was decided by just over 500 votes. So when there is evidence of potential voter fraud, officials better take it seriously. But they rarely have. Stand With Arizona, along with FAIR, have urged Florida to check on evidence of potential illegal alien voters for over a year with no action taken. That is, until a Tampa NBC affiliate uncovered shocking evidence of illegal aliens who voted in multiple elections...
  • New Al Qaeda Underwear Bombs are Undetectable?

    05/09/2012 12:51:19 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 26 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 5/9/12 | Brian Koenig
    "Al Qaeda goes retro with exploding underwear."  That about says it, the "sultans of style" in the Al Qaeda passe have just launched their new Spring lingerie product line.  It's, well, rather explosive. I'm not sure how comfortable they are, but who cares, they explode -- well sometimes, and they don't always carry the desired effect, at least they didn't for that African guy who tried to explode an airliner over Detroit, but instead got a free wax job. Al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan Asiri is reputed to be the designer of the new nasty knickers. This week, the CIA,...
  • Gold & Silver Don't Get No Respect-Peter Grandich--09.May.12

    05/09/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Peter Grandich weighed in on the latest precious metals rout; he's not worried and neither am I. All the reasons we bought gold in the first place are still present and actually increasing. Central bank buying, excessive money printing, and all sorts of economic and monetary mayhem are occurring. Now is not the time to lose confidence or hope in a better tomorrow. We helped Peter celebrate his daughter's 20th birthday because when it comes down to it, while money and economic circumstances are important, they are not the most important things in our lives. When it comes...
  • Obama Holds Off Valiant Primary Challenger In WV By 20 Points

    05/09/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Skookum
    In the West Virginia Democrat primary, Obama was challenged by a prisoner from Texas and managed a significant victory of 20 points. Democratic strategists see these results as proof that Obama is regaining the momentum of 2008. Like the reports on the economy and jobs, news that can be spun with a positive view is vital to the Obama campaign. Obama's latest challenger, inmate Keith Judd, put up a valiant effort from the Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for the Democrat Presidential bid. Unfortunately, Judd has been serving time since 1999 for making threats at the University of New Mexico,...
  • Metals Crash Report-We Won't Get Fooled Again-Ty Andros--09.May.2012

    05/09/2012 12:19:09 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 6 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Ty Andros called FSN today, Wednesday, 5/9, to weigh in on the recent precious metals slam down. Given all the money printing and the global economic instability, now is indubitably a good time to be a buyer. Today, we discussed the real story on Chinese inflation, and it's far worse than has ever been disclosed. Over the past year, meat and food prices have doubled! So this means real Chinese economic growth is far below official statements, just like in the US. So don't panic, and don't let your emotions get the better of you. Listen to the...
  • The Hair Club For Liberals

    05/09/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
      
  • Taking Someone Else's Money

    05/09/2012 12:08:40 PM PDT · by 92nina
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-05-08 | [Staff]
    With French voters electing a Socialist presidential candidate who campaigned on an anti-austerity platform, the size of government has truly evolved into a global, and not just American, vote-moving issue. However, we should call “austerity” policies by their true name—fiscal responsibility. Many economists agree that when a country’s debt reaches 90 percent of GDP, serious economic contraction occurs that can persist for decades. This 90 percent is often called the danger zone. Greece, the paradigm for fiscal conservatives around the world, had debt to GDP ratio of 165.4 percent in 2011. The word austerity conjures up images of Ebenezer Scrooge,...
  • His own daughter’s graphic HBO sex scenes fill Brian Williams with “unmitigated joy”

    05/09/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 40 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Seeing his own daughter starring in HBO’s latest bouquet to debauchery “Girls” excites media Democrat propagandist Brian Williams. NBC’s Baghdad Bob says the scenes featuring his daughter Allison arranging an abortion for a friend and casually slipping into her bathroom to masturbate fill him with “unmitigated joy.” Because “Girls” is a classic representation of the liberal world view it is the new darling of those who are paid tell us we are somehow weird because we try to live by God’s laws instead what would be praised on TMZ. “Girls” …….a peek at the world as seen by miserable idle...
  • If Commencements Told The Truth

    05/09/2012 11:31:24 AM PDT · by marcbold · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 5/9/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Congratulations class of 2012. It is my great pleasure and privilege to address you on this momentous occasion in your lives. I know today is all about you, so I want to talk about me for a second. This is also a momentous occasion in my life. Well, not so much momentous as depressing. As I look out at all your fresh, young, and eager faces a few things come immediately to mind. First, and this is the me part, I realize how old I am. I seems like I was you just a moment ago. It is sobering to...
  • California stinks, say CEOs. Hey, what do they know?

    05/09/2012 11:30:03 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 23 replies
    For the eighth year in a row California is ranked at the absolute bottom of 50 states for business, according to Chief Executive magazine. What do they know? The esteemed Gov. Jerry Brown says California’s just swell for business. Well, OK, Jerry isn’t and hasn’t been a CEO and this is an annual poll of chief executive officers who run actual businesses. He’s a politician and a “progressive.” Did we mention it’s been eight years in a row that California finished dead last? ...
  • BOTH OBAMAS SURRENDERED law licenses in '93 & '08

    05/09/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Mich1193 · 155 replies
    Liberty.com ^ | 05/09/2012 | Liberty.com
    This can be easily veriified at https://www.iardc.org Stands for Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It's the official arm of lawyer discipline in Illinois; and they are very strict and mean as hell. 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A "Voluntary Surrender" is not something where you decide "Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?" and forget to renew your license. No, a "Voluntary Surrender" is something...
  • Is Texas Next? (Weekly Standard endorses Cruz!)

    05/09/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/9/12 | William Kristol
    Richard Mourdock’s big primary victory over incumbent senator Dick Lugar in Indiana suggests that the insurgent Tea Party conservatism of 2009-2010 is alive and well in the 2012 Republican party. (On the other hand, Keith Judd’s showing against President Obama in Tuesday’s West Virginia Democratic presidential primary—the federal inmate won a higher percentage of the vote against the president than Lugar managed against Mourdock!—suggests something wacky is going on among Democrats, at least in West Virginia. Maybe, as Iowahawk suggests, what West Virginia Democrats were saying was, “If I had a son, he’d look like Inmate 11593-051”?) David Dewhurst, Ted...
  • Tale of Two Commencements

    05/09/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, a Jesuit university which refuses to provide contraceptive coverage in accordance with its catholic designation, is inviting as a speaker the federal official who is most determined to make them do so—U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetown’s commencement,” Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). “She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s annual student and faculty awards event.” “The nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has chosen to honor Sebelius by granting her a prestigious platform at its Public Policy...
  • The Academic Mob Rules

    : Instead of encouraging wide discussion, the Chronicle of Higher Education fires a blogger. Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a cover story called "Black Studies: 'Swaggering Into the Future,'" in which the reporter described how "young black-studies scholars . . . are less consumed than their predecessors with the need to validate the field or explain why they are pursuing doctorates in their discipline." The "5 Up-and-Coming Ph.D. Candidates" described in the piece's sidebar "are rewriting the history of race." While the article suggested some are skeptical of black studies as a discipline, the reporter neglected to quote...
  • Politically Incorrect Money Guide

    05/09/2012 10:28:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Judy Shelton, an economist not on a university payroll, has sought to satiate this widespread curiosity in her book, Fixing The Dollar Now: Why U. S. Money Lost Its Integrity And How We Can Restore It... ... our first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton—widely thought to be, with some justification, an advocate of a strong, central government. “To emit an unfunded paper as the sign of value ought not to continue a formal part of the constitution, nor ever hereafter to be employed; being, in its nature, pregnant with abuses, and liable to be made the engine of imposition...
  • If Obama can claim credit for killing bin Laden, why can’t he take credit for the economy today?

    05/09/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Vince
    As President Obama and his administration are constantly telling us, the horrible economy is not his fault because he inherited the “Worst recession since the Great Depression”. One can certainly make that argument. You just can’t get it to stick. If you could however, what you’d basically be saying is that that 3 ˝ years after taking office the President of the United States is essentially helpless to impact the economy. “No, no, no!” his supporters would no doubt respond: “That’s not what we mean! The entire economy, nay the entire world’s economic system would have collapsed if President...
  • Obama Campaign Quotes Man Who Posted Racist Tweet, Talked about 'F****** B****es', Socialism

    05/09/2012 9:41:11 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/09/12 | Aurelius
    In yet another extremely odd move, the Obama for America PA twitter account quoted @Dan_Mac_ yesterday. The tweet itself was inconsequential drivel that you would expect from the average Obama supporter: Apparently, however, the Obama campaign either did not bother to look through the accounts of people they are quoting, or support what this person said. Either way, @Dan_Mac_ has authored multiple offensive and racist tweets, mainly focusing on Asian-Americans. One example is this, in which he refers to Asian people as "they" and refers to them through a stereotype:
  • Democrat destroyed Blue States have suffered for backing Obama

    05/09/2012 9:32:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | MAY 9TH, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    By The states that voted to put Barack Obama in office are suffering for supporting him. A recently releast Investor’s Business Daily report provides some telling data derived from comparing economic conditions in the so-called Blue States (those who voted for Obama) with those in the Red States that voted for John McCain. Income growth in Blue States trails per capita income growth in Red States by about .07%. Job growth which has been slow nationwide has Blue States lagging by .08%. Home prices in Red States actually climbed slightly by .03% but Blue State home prices dropped about 3.8%....
  • Crash of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 During Sales Presentation a Harsh Blow to Kremlin's Export Aspirations

    05/09/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just what they didn't need... Sukhoi SuperJet 100 After $1.4B in development, successful presentation/flights at the 2011 Farnborough Air show, and even Russian domestic commercial service, the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 seemed to be moving along towards attaining the respect and cash-generating exports Putin was looking for when the Kremlin orchestrated Sukhoi's collaboration with Italy's Finmeccanica and other foreign suppliers (including Boeing). The $32M plane features a number of firsts for a Russian commercial airliner, such as fly-by-wire technology and even a stunning Pininfarina-designed business-class. Putin, Medvedev, and Berlusconi tour the SuperJet's cabin Yet earlier today a new SuperJet 100 with 50 passengers aboard...
  • Austin Government Officials Seize Man’s Home because he had a Bunker

    05/09/2012 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    Early one Saturday morning, 70-year old retired Air Force reservist and former state employee Joe Del Rio was awoken by a knock on his front door. It was the city of Austin’s local code enforcement team. One of the agents told Mr. Del Rio that he needed to speak to him right away. After getting dressed Mr. Del Rio went and opened his front door. He was immediately bum rushed by the Austin Police Department’s SWAT Team and then detained and interrogated for over 10 hours. What was this 70-year old mans crime? It seems that the Mr. Del Rio...
  • March of the Idiots at OccupyLA May Day

    05/09/2012 8:45:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 8, 2012 | Zombie
    <p>I don’t employ the term “idiot” lightly; but really, there’s no more accurate term to characterize the sheer nitwittedness on display at last week’s May Day march spearheaded by OccupyLA.</p> <p>It’s one thing to squat in your darkened basement scribbling word salad messages to the demons in your head. It’s quite another to carefully craft an oversized protest sign intended for public display at the next Occupy protest. But many of the Occupiers could not seem to keep the two behaviors distinct, and the result can only be seen as evidence for major thought disorders among some of the protesters. Occupy Wall Street: serious protest movement, or manifestation of brain malfunction?</p>
  • Facebook- We’re the majority armed with one post at the time

    05/09/2012 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 118 replies
    cybercorrespondent.'s weblog ^ | 5-9-2012 | cybercorrespondent
    Question Is Facebook a liberal organization? Read full story @ http://cybercorrespondent.wordpress.com Cybercorrespondent Answer Absolutely yes, Facebook is a liberal organization! It is also an organization that has an agreement with the white house to monitor conversations and report on users. You are much better off without Facebook. Jamie
  • What is Economic Justice?

    05/09/2012 7:03:47 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    It's been a long time since I went in-depth into the book Philip Dru: Administrator. While most people concern themselves with hacking away at the tree, I find it instructive to look at the root. Here's what it says in the last two chapters at the end of chapter 5:(unnumbered pages) If the powerful use their strength merely to further their own selfish desires, in what way save in degree do they differ from the lower animals of creation? And how can man under such a moral code justify his dominion over land and sea? "Until recently this question has...
  • No Atheists At A Mob Trial

    05/09/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/09/12 | Friends of Ours
    He claims to have renounced the mob and found God. In opening arguments at the racketeering trial against alleged Gambino associate John Burke the defense lawyer says his client left the mob in 2003, and thus the five-year period by which to bring the case has expired under the statute of limitations as reported by Tom Hays for The Associated Press; however, federal prosecutors "are seeking to prove that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy -- including three murders -- that began in 1980 and lasted until at least until 2008." Burke purportedly left the life for The Way...
  • Where Is the $31K Teacher With a Master's Degree?

    05/09/2012 4:50:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A Tecumseh Public School official says there isn't a second-year teacher with a master's degree making $31,000 a year, despite claims by the Michigan Education Association president and a local website saying that such a teacher exists. MEA President Steven Cook made the claim twice recently in Detroit News columns. His statement was then repeated by the website, Blogging for Michigan, which said it found the $31,000-a-year, second year teacher with a master's degree. Blogging for Michigan, which states on its website: “All Rights Reserved. Suck on that, GOP,” claimed to have found the teacher and posted a paycheck stub...
  • Bibi the Survivor

    05/09/2012 4:42:04 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thirteen years after he was sent packing by Bill Clinton's political consultants and a phony third party, Bibi Netanyahu has become a political survivor. The awkward politician constantly under siege by the media and at the mercy of domestic political squabbling, has become a veteran of Israel's turbulent politics. Netanyahu owes most of his success to a dysfunctional political climate. in which there is no one left to replace him. The old generation of leaders is gone and even a notoriously fickle Israeli electorate would not trust most of his rivals to make them dinner, let alone run a country....
  • Can the Senate leadership be impeached for failure to execute their duties?

    05/09/2012 4:28:17 AM PDT · by Steely eyed killer of the deep · 19 replies
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    Can the Senate leadership be impeached for failure to execute their duties? Harry Reid, Max Baucus and Kent Conrad haven't passed a budget in over 1,000 days. Can the House impeach them?
  • Sanford police chief: Neighborhood watch programs need 'good, hard look'

    05/08/2012 11:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2012
    The man tasked with leading the police department in Sanford, Florida, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing said communities should "take a good, hard look at who is selected," for neighborhood watch programs. But, said Sanford's interim Police Chief Richard Myers, he still supports the programs. "Neighborhood watch is at work in literally thousands of neighborhoods across the country and with no problems whatsoever," Myers told CNN's Erin Burnett on Tuesday. "I think the problems emerge from who the person is and perhaps there's a cause for communities to take a good, hard look at who is selected...
  • You just can't fix stupid

    05/08/2012 10:00:48 PM PDT · by TexasSecede79366 · 87 replies
    All my friends are bailing out. Taking SS before it's gone but I actually enjoy working my profession. Am I an idiot for not taking what is mine? My body and my mind has endured the ravages of time but I just can't give up yet and that's the thing. I'm still 30 yrs old in my head. Who beat them up so bad? What is about boomers that there such losers.
  • Obama thrill is gone as polls support Romney and change

    05/08/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    n 2008, the Obama campaign represented “Hope and Change” and inspired millions of voters to pull the lever for the unknown man from Illinois. At his campaign rallies, it was commonplace to see supporters fainting, overcome with raw emotion. Obama’s 2008 campaign was fueled by an amazing combination of energy and optimism rarely seen in American politics.
  • Support Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Federal Overreach on Private Land

    05/08/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    NMA Act Online ^ | 5-8-12 | NMA
    A bipartisan group of high ranking House members have introduced legislation to stop the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from codifying a policy that expands federal authority to regulate essentially all areas where water flows in the United States. The proposed change will have the impact of drastically expanding the federal government's regulatory control over state and private land and water resources and limit economic activity for not only the mining industry but a broad section of the nation's job-creating industries, such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor...
  • What’s up with Facebook?

    05/08/2012 6:42:53 PM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 50 replies
    cybercorrespondent's weblog ^ | 5-8-2012 | cybercorrespondent
    Because of my conservative views, some liberal must have complained, and for several months I have tried to sign in to my Facebook account and this is the message I get. “Suspicious activity has been detected on your Facebook account and it has been temporarily suspended as a security precaution. It is likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook. This type of attack is known as phishing” I have changed my password several times, contacted Facebook, but they still don’t allow me to sign in. Since...
  • What’s up with Facebook?

    05/08/2012 6:42:46 PM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 9 replies
    cybercorrespondent's weblog ^ | 5-8-2012 | cybercorrespondent
    Because of my conservative views, some liberal must have complained, and for several months I have tried to sign in to my Facebook account and this is the message I get. “Suspicious activity has been detected on your Facebook account and it has been temporarily suspended as a security precaution. It is likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook. This type of attack is known as phishing” I have changed my password several times, contacted Facebook, but they still don’t allow me to sign in. Since...
  • 100+ Disgusting Revelations from Barack Obama

    05/08/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT · by grumpa · 6 replies
    blog ^ | May 8, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    The list keeps growing: http://offgridblogger.wordpress.com/
  • Obama Crew's Colombian Hotels & Vehicles -- Without Hookers -- Costs a Million

    05/08/2012 6:04:11 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Excluding the cost of Colombian prostitutes for U.S. Secret Service agents, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered that hotel rooms and rental vehicles alone for President Obama's scandal-plagued trip to Colombia cost taxpayers nearly $1 million. Slated for inclusion in the presidential entourage had been "the Secretary of State, several other Cabinet members, and at least one CODEL," or congressional delegation, according to U.S. Department of State planning documents that the Monitor has obtained. The trip called for the rental of 1,046 hotel rooms at 13 separate establishments in Cartegena, Colombia, where the sixth annual Summit of the Americas...
  • U.N. to U.S. : Return Native American Lands

    05/08/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-12 | Wordsmith
    "Isn’t it also time that western Asia rejoined the Mongol horde? And, return Spain to the Muslims." -Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit Maybe Elizabeth Warren can get 1/32 of it (Yeah, I know- Cherokee, not Sioux) and Ward Churchill...well...nevermind: South Dakota's Black Hills, home to the granite faces carved into Mt. Rushmore, should be restored as Native American tribal lands, a United Nations official recently said. James Anaya, a U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, completed a fact-finding mission on Friday that included meetings with a number of Native American tribal leaders as well as White House officials....
  • WND Helps Expose Child Porn Scourge on Facebook

    05/08/2012 5:11:13 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 16 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 8, 2012 | Gina Miller
    WND’s Chelsea Schilling is a brave lady. She courageously took an assignment to go undercover on Facebook to expose the darkest, most sickening aspect of that social network: prevalent child rape imagery and video. The result of her gut-twisting investigation is a four-part series being published this week at WND. Part one, titled, “Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages,” was published on Sunday. For the many millions of Facebook users, this is new information. As Ms. Schilling reports, not many people are aware that this side of Facebook exists. She is shining the light on this depraved, criminal enterprise, and...
  • Obama: I’m the Real Small-Government President, Not Reagan (LOL!!)

    05/08/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 8, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama tried to make the argument today that he’s the real small-government leader, not Reagan and other Republicans. “After there was a recession under Ronald Reagan, government employment went way up,” Obama said at a college in Albany, N.Y. “It went up after the recessions under the first George Bush and the second George Bush. So each time there was a recession with a Republican president, compensated — we compensated by making sure that government didn’t see a drastic reduction in employment.” “The only time government employment has gone down during a recession has been under me,” he...
  • If You’re Not Worried Yet…You Should Be

    05/08/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/8/12 | Brandon Smith
    Unfortunately, there are many out there who do not share our awareness of the situation. Debt implosions and currency devaluation NEVER simply “fade away”; they are always followed by extreme social and political strife that tends to sully the doorsteps of almost every individual and family. The notion that we can coast through such a tempest unscathed is an insane idea, filled with a dangerous potential for sour regrets. There are some people who also believe that the private Federal Reserve with the Treasury in tow has the ability to prolong the worst symptoms of the collapse indefinitely, or at...