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  • Even The MSM is Starting to Dump On Obama: BYe, Bye Barry

    06/12/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 35 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-12-2012 | MOTUS
    What is it going to take to WIN around here? It was bad enough that the Republicans declared War On Women, butt now it seems they’ve launched several new offensives, are advancing from behind the lines and have even established an underground of resistance fighters comprised primarily of former allies.(h/t Jayne) And the Clinton wing of the Democrat Party continues to lob grenades at Obama, undermining his bleak message of scapegoating and diversion with shiny objects ("Look over there -- it's a woman who can't get free contraceptives!"). Isn’t it bad enough that we have to contend with this new...
  • Gross Deutschland 2012

    06/12/2012 10:02:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Like brand-new Chinese ghosts towns and Soviet Five-Year Plans, somehow centralized schemes -on a national, let alone international scale- seem to always fall some measure short... or even achieve precisely opposite of what they intended to do in the first place. Power in the Third Reich was so concentrated that most major decisions fell to Hitler himself -particularly military strategy in the late stages of the war- and we all know how that turned out. Yet in a supreme case of irony, today's wealthy, democratic (but emasculated and ashamed-of-their-past) Germany is having the continental hegemony the Nazis killed millions for thrust right...
  • Akerson Admits GM Bankruptcy Not Well Thought Out

    06/12/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 12, 2012 | Mark Modica
    General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson, discussed some of the issues plaguing GM's share price in today's Wall Street Journal. Akerson laments a bloated bureaucracy at Government Motors that has not greatly improved since the company's 2009 bankruptcy process. Despite admitting that the bankruptcy was rushed through without proper planning, the Obama-appointed Akerson did not mention the continued UAW overhangs at the company. Regarding an inherited bloated management structure at GM and the inefficiencies that went along with it, Akerson stated, "The good thing about our bankruptcy is that it took only 39 days. The bad news is that bankruptcy took...
  • City Pays Public Safety Officers Nearly Twice Residents' Incomes, Repeatedly Requests Tax Hikes

    06/12/2012 9:55:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/10/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The average salary of Oak Park Public Safety employees was $86,050 in fiscal year 2010-11, far more than the median household income of $48,476. To help pay those salaries, residents in the city of about 29,000 have twice in the last two years approved tax increases for the Public Safety department. Voters were told previously that the overall city work force was "cut by about a third in the last four years," but an analysis by Capitol Confidential showed that to be false. Yet, 11 of the 63 members of the public safety department made $100,000 or more in the...
  • Occupy D.C. – Live from McPherson Square

    06/12/2012 9:44:04 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 8 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | 06/12/12 | David Webb
    As some of you may know, I work in D.C. and have the “privilege” of passing McPherson Square twice a day. For the past several months, I got to watch people who claim to be part of some movement on behalf of the 99% “protest” in McPherson Square saying they would make things better for all of us. Finally, McPherson Square has been liberated!! Occupy D.C. has left for good. We are free to walk through the park without fear of harassment, being attacked, raped, or robbed. Victory in this “battle” has come for the real 99% of Americans who...
  • Science Demands Big Government!

    06/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 12, 2012/ 22 Sivan, 5772 | Dennis Prager
    The quotation of the week last week had to be that of Harvard professor Daniel E. Lieberman in an opinion piece for the New York Times. Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology, was among those who publicly defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces. And he did so using, of all things, evolution. Now, we all know that humans have always needed — or evolved to need — carbohydrates for energy. So how could evolution argue for Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sugar, a pure...
  • U.S. to Pay 'Selected' Foreign Journalists to Cover State Dept.

    06/12/2012 9:12:14 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 12, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. taxpayers soon will pay for hotel rooms, flights, and even the TV production costs of foreign journalists covering the Department of State. The purported goal of the endeavor is to communicate and promote U.S. policies and "American values." The new project comes at a time when State separately is attempting to buy, produce, and disseminate its own media broadcasts, establishing a paid 24/7 "news" service with contractor assistance (see Obama Assembling de facto Propaganda Ministry; U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor, May 6, 2012). The department through the new foreign media initiative will hire a contractor to provide "logistical, administrative...
  • Long delayed ethics charges against Rep Maxine Waters to finally go forward

    06/12/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/12/2012 | Doug Book
    It was in August of 2010 the House Ethics Committee decided to proceed with charges against California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for contriving to procure “special favors” for the Massachusetts-based, OneUnited Bank. And although “Waters has done her damnedest during [these] three years to exploit as many legal technicalities as possible to try to get the investigation halted…” it now looks as though the jig might finally be up. (1) In 2008, Representative Waters set up a meeting between officials of the Treasury Department and members of a “trade association” of minority owned banks. The meeting, however, consisted almost exclusively of...
  • The Wrong Campaign Gaffe Comparison

    06/12/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 12, 2012 | Rand Sandberg
    Mitt Romney cares more about the poor than Barack Obama cares about the private sector.As he often does, Barack Obama made a Freudian slip on Friday that once again revealed his Marxist approach to political economy. This is unsurprising, now that we have confirmation that he ran as the candidate of a socialist party in the nineties, despite denials by his campaign four years ago. In saying that “the private sector is doing just fine,” many, even some of his allies, have accused him of simply being out of touch with economic reality — a charge for which there is...
  • They Will Ask, “What Do You Have?”

    06/12/2012 7:51:40 AM PDT · by frithguild · 6 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 6/12/2012 | frithguild
    I have taken a quick look at some of the opinion pieces out there, which almost pray that the Supreme Court will save at least the popular parts of Obamacare. I don’t pay much attention to the chattering class. It interferes with the peace and serenity I find in my own little world, where I can read actual transcripts and Supreme Court opinions. Then I can make my own guess how Justice Kennedy will decide whether the commerce clause can support the individual mandate. Tom has cautioned me to keep my writing “accessible.” So I have tried to write as...
  • The Immiseration Of It All!

    06/12/2012 7:45:46 AM PDT · by frithguild
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 6/11/2012 | frithguild
    We live in strange times, when an arcane rule of law may become a burning national interest. Well, ok - I used a rhetorical flourish to grab your interest. Sometimes law can be pretty dry, so please forgive me. But the U.S. Supreme Court is now deciding whether the commerce clause permits the federal government to compel Americans to enter contracts they don’t want. This is the biggest case of our lifetimes. That is no rhetorical flourish. The law of accumulation, it has been said, results in the immiseration of the working class. Congress was probably well aware of this,...
  • Somebody Stop Me!

    06/12/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT · by frithguild · 3 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | June 6, 2012 | frithguild
    The first time I read a statutory severability provision I said to myself, “I just wasted my concentration on something that will never be important.” Yet, severability will become a burning national issue, if the Supreme Court finds that the feds cannot compel people to enter into an unwanted contract, as now required by the individual mandate in Obamacare. We live in strange times. The Court has been called upon to decide whether to keep parts of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or throw out all of it, by looking at “severability” in National Federation of Independent Business...
  • America paralyzed by Obama

    06/12/2012 7:10:47 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 24 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    America paralyzed by Obama Obama forgeries are clear, but, submerged in her own sins, America fails to reactBy Julio Severo Who would say: a spider paralyzed the eagle! By the American law, only an individual born in the US is qualified to be a president. Obama was able to “prove” that he was born in the US, with documentation that is considered doubtful by many today. The most serious suspicion came last month, when a promotional booklet produced by Obama, published in 1991, surfaced listing the future US president as “born in Kenya.” Obama defenders allege that publisher Dystel...
  • Lessons Not Learned? "Grand Bargains" Don't Work

    06/12/2012 7:08:14 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-11 | Mattie Duppler
    Faced with the coming threat of the largest tax hike in history, commentators are salivating at the idea of another "grand bargain" that gets Republicans to agree to raise taxes on American families and employers. Any lawmaker willing to consider such a deal is poised to become another fool of history. The 1990 Budget Deal: Starting May of 1990, President George H.W. Bush huddled with Democrat House and Senate members at Andrews Air Force Base. What was Promised: Congressional Democrats convinced a number of Republicans to join them in a bipartisan deal promising $2 in spending cuts for every $1...
  • Mr. (Peter) Schiff Returns From Washington Disgusted As Usual--11.June.12

    06/12/2012 7:06:17 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 06/12/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: Peter Schiff joined us again for a discussion of his latest book, The Real Crash. While much of what Peter predicted in his prior books has come to pass, the ultimate crash has yet to happen. And judging from his recent testimony at Congress, the elected representatives do not have a clue what’s going and what their previous policy blunders are causing. It is evident that they have absolutely no conception of economic realities and that every dollar the government spends is forcibly removed from the private sector, thereby decreasing economic activity and lowering incomes and taxes that...
  • Jasper, TX Elects Black State Rep. James White - The city is NOT racist as the Media says

    06/12/2012 6:37:19 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 9 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/12/2012 | David Bellow
    I have written numerous articles about how Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson is not a good guy. I just wrote an article today about how this Jasper, TX Police Chief was finally fired. I am sure it will not be long before all the liberal media and civil rights groups come out of the woodworks to cry racism. They will pull the race card and say that Rodney Pearson was fired because he was black. They will ignore the facts that show that Rodney Pearson was fired because he was just not a good police chief who should not...

    06/12/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 21 replies
    via email | 2008 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned....
  • Without the Lapdog Media, Obama Is Doomed

    06/12/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 19 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/12/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    Minister of Disinformation Jay Carney and the rest of Barack Obama's minions are running scared. For the first time in a long time the national press called Obama out yesterday, for his "doing just fine" comment last week on the state of the private sector economy. (Except Juan Williams, who parroted Obama, his central processing unit showing its usual signs of damage.) Carney's response to the press: "you all ought to do your jobs and report on the context" of Obama's gaffe.
  • Black Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson FIRED - Race Card will be Played

    06/12/2012 6:11:38 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/12/2012 | David Bellow
    Weeks ago I wrote an article about how police Chief Rodney Pearson knew that he was going to be fired soon so he filed a last minute discrimination complaint to try to bully the Jasper, TX city council into being too scared to fire him even though the city has many very valid reasons to fire him. Pearson's Bully Tactics DID NOT work! The City FIRED him yesterday with a vote of 4-1 after a 2 hour long city council discussion over Pearson. Here are some of the things discussed in that meeting, according to the Beaumont Enterprise: Pearson was...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Fantastic Easily Available Meat Coupons

    06/12/2012 6:10:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 12, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I don't often post new editions of The Coupon Whisperer but when I do, you know they are good. And in this edition I will show how you can drastically CUT your food expenditures. If you are even a casual couponer you know it is not difficult to score stuff like toothpaste and body wash for FREE or close to it. Plus you should have no trouble finding coupons for many food items. However, the major part of any food budget is meat and where do you find coupons for those packages of steak and other such goodies? Well,...
  • Another Fine Mess Obama's Gotten Us Into

    06/12/2012 4:48:33 AM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies ^ | 6-11-12 | Staff
    Leadership: An incoherent press conference and contradictory explanation show that if the president thinks the answer to job-killing federal policies is boosting state and local governments with borrowed money, we're really in trouble. 'Tone deaf" fails to describe President Obama's statement at Friday's press conference that "the private sector is doing fine," when median income is down 10% in three years, family net worth has plunged 39%, 23 million Americans are out of work and the official unemployment rate tops 8% for the 40th month in a row, the longest sustained period at that level since the Great Depression. Mitt...
  • Israel's Heroism of Survival

    06/12/2012 4:39:40 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Israel's military victories were never the results of an inspired military or political leadership. While the anniversary of the Six-Day War has led to an outpouring of adoration for the usual suspects; the khaki-garbed generals striding victoriously through a carefully cropped photo, even if one of them had come down with a nervous breakdown not long before, Israeli generals have never been geniuses, the best-known ones have carried their own press releases into battle, and have walked a fine line between daring and criminal incompetence. Their victories were won for them by the men in the field, who survived to...
  • June 10 - Personal Thoughts

    06/12/2012 12:33:34 AM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    town Hall ^ | June 09, 2012 | William D. Dannenmaier
    I had a bad night last night, one filled with dreams and memories of my time in combat – six months of front line duty with the 15th Infantry Regiment, four of them as a scout for which I foolishly volunteered. Tomorrow is the 10th of June. Sixty years ago, on the 10th, I was on a daytime patrol. I never enjoyed those, you always got shot at by someone and if you have once heard a bullet go past your head from a sniper, you would just as soon not have another one. Anyway, after returning safely, I was...
  • Putting Up Gutters and Putting Down Tile Will Cost You in Michigan

    06/11/2012 8:35:54 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/12/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Earning extra money replacing gutters or putting in new bathroom tile will cost you a lot of time and money thanks to Michigan’s licensing laws. Without a certificate from the government, a lot of contracting work is illegal. Michigan's licensing apparatus requires most general contracting workers to pay $235, take 60 hours of state-approved education, pass two exams and be over 18 years of age. Tiling, pouring terrazzo and putting up gutters are covered as maintenance and alteration contractors. Michigan is one of only 10 states that requires a license for this type of work and has the fourth highest...
  • FDR's Flag Day prayer - June 14, 1942

    06/11/2012 8:04:38 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 5 replies ^ | June 10, 2012 | smithsk
    US Historical Flags Remember when TV stations used to sign off for the day? If you don't, you are probably under 30. Before 24/7 cable, a station ended its day - late at night or early in the morning - usually with a short, but inspiring or patriotic video. And one such sign-off video (shown below) plays to the appropriate tune, The Star Spangled Banner, as it shows the evolution of the American flag throughout our history - from Jamestown (1607) to the moon landing (1969). And that clip above is both quite a historical and an educational tribute to Flag...
  • "Lord of The Rings" DEFIANCE against Romney, "Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob" ...

    06/11/2012 7:08:57 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 89 replies
    2012-06-11 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998
    . Paraphrased from "Lord of the Rings" ... "There will come a Day when America's God and Country TEA Party Conservatives will bow their knees in defeat at their Socialist Overlords ... BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY ! "There will come a Day when the Age of America the FREE REPUBLIC comes crashing down ... BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY ! "There will come a Day when Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Hermain Cain and Michell Bachman will bow in surrender to MYTH Romney and his GOP E-RINO Gay-Boy Yacht-Club ... BUT IT IS NOT...
  • Who Are The 8 RINOs Who Paved The Way For The Architect Of Roe v. Wade?

    06/11/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 10 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 06/11/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (ACN Staff) Eight Republicans-in-Name-Only (RINOs) joined Democrats on Monday and paved the way for Andrew David Hurwitz, the man who has been called the "Architect of Roe v. Wade" in leftists circles, to take a seat on the federal court.
  • Bill Maher: "Get Over" the idea of American exceptionalism

    06/11/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jnue 11 2012 | Bill Maher
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  • Schools like East Side Union's that criminalize youth are a pipeline to prison

    06/11/2012 6:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Silicon Valley Mercury News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Felipe Ponce
    In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, I decided to show my solidarity with his family by wearing my black hoodie and a black beanie cap to the English class I teach at a high school on the East Side of San Jose. The day was cold and windy, appropriate for such attire. As I walked into class, a student wearing almost exactly what I was wearing (black hoodie, sagging pants) says, "Damn, Felipe, you look like you're going to rob somebody!" If this young man pictured me as a criminal, despite the fact that I had been his...
  • The Case Against Legal Immigration

    06/11/2012 5:53:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 20 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 11, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    The issue of immigration-or even the mention of immigration enforcement-has been wholly neglected by the presumptive nominees of this country’s two major political parties. Even as prominent politicians find new ways in which to exploit ethnic divisions for the sake of political expediency, the perverse incentives of America’s federal immigration policies remain unaddressed. While Democrats seek to harvest what they expect to be a political windfall from Hispanic voters, Republicans pander, or hispander as some deem it, to what they view as an ascendent voting bloc, even going so far as introducing a bill eerily similar to one the GOP...
  • Why You Absolutely Must Have Food Supplies, Hard Assets and Reserve Cash

    06/11/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 126 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/11/12 | Mac Slavo
    The latest warning signs are, once again, popping up in Europe and should be taken seriously, as it is only a matter of time before such events play out in the rest of the world, including right here at home: Via Adiconsum Italia – Translated via Google BNI depositors unable to make withdrawals / payments, payments of utility bills, mortgage payments, taxes Peter Giordano, Adiconsum: “Grave of the Bank of Italy’s attitude that takes action without considering the impact on depositors, and especially on single-income families and pensioners” The Bank of Italy authorized the suspension of payments by Bank Network...
  • Obama's Eligibility Saga Continues (Unreported): The Dirtiest Secret of All

    06/11/2012 5:24:02 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 9 replies
    Death of the Grown Up ^ | June 8, 2012 | Diana West
    Earlier this spring, President Obama’s attorney Alexandra Hill went to court in New Jersey over a challenge to her client’s eligibility to appear on the 2012 presidential primary ballot. New Jersey citizens, represented by attorney Mario Apuzzo, made two claims: that Barack Obama has not proved he meets the conditions for presidential eligibility (namely, that he is a “natural born citizen”), and that the proof Obama released attesting to his bona fides (an Internet image of his long-form birth certificate) is fraudulent. Hill’s argument? A presidential candidate has no obligation under New Jersey state law to prove his eligibility, period....
  • Chairman Obamao Asks Americans To Observe Flag Day "With Pride"

    06/11/2012 4:31:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Monday called on U.S. citizens to observe Flag Day and National Flag week "with pride." In a proclamation as mandated by Congress in 1949, Obama declared June 14 Flag Day and the week in which it lands as National Flag Week. "This week, we mark nearly one century since that historic proclamation, and more than two centuries since the Second Continental Congress brought 13 United States under a single standard," Obama said. "Though our flag has changed to reflect the growth of our republic, it will forever remain an emblem of the ideals that inspired...
  • Thanks to collective bargaining, it's impossible to stay fired in Clark County

    06/11/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 2 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | June 11, 2012 | Victor Joecks
    (***Not applicable in Clark County***) It's possible to get fired, but after you're fired an arbitrator will reinstate you — with back pay — even while finding you manipulated the system for personal gain. Behold the wonders of binding arbitration and collective bargaining. Another Clark County firefighter fired last year over alleged sick leave abuse will get her job back. An arbitrator ruled Friday that former Battalion Chief Renee Dillingham, who was fired after emails appeared to show her creating a special roster for sick leave, is to be reinstated with full back pay. Arbitrator Frank Silver wrote, "Her...
  • Yahoo News: Americans are "Secretly Racist" Against the President

    06/11/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/11/12 | Aurelius
    There is dumb and there is dumb. I consider racism to be a disgusting form of mental cowardice, where you paint an entire race or nationality as one way or another. Facts do not sway racists and they simply label people with a large brush stroke. Thus, the irony is incredibly deep with Yahoo's frontpage story today, in which it declares Americans "secretly racist" based on their... search engine entries. Specifically, Yahoo contests that Americans are particularly racist toward President Obama. The fact that Mr. Obama was elected in 2008 does not even truly enter into the discussion; nope, we...
  • A Republican Liberation Movement

    06/11/2012 4:03:16 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The real lesson of Wisconsin is that the Republican Party is at its strongest and greatest when it acts as a revolutionary liberation movement, breaking apart the power relationships of the Democratic Party that stifle people's personal, economic and religious lives. The Democratic Party has made it its mandate to politicize and collectivize the personal. It has done this to militarize every area of life, to transform all human activities into a battlefield and to bring every area of life under the aegis of its power relationships. These power relationships form its infrastructure, fusing together governmental and non-governmental organizations, to...
  • Speaking of the state budget, which is teetering . . .

    06/11/2012 3:14:29 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    he Legislature has less than a work week to approve a “balanced” budget or get their pay docked. Never before has there been such incentive for these folks, who certainly hold their own interests above the interests of anyone else. But in the haggling over what to cut and what to spend, consider this: . . .
  • List of Islamic Terror Attacks For May 2012

    06/11/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Tom Ohalloran ^ | 6/11/12 | Tom Ohalloran
    HomeMy PlanObama’s circleAcorn & ObamaLike Obama?Muslim BrotherhoodBeau RyanSubscribe List of Islamic Terror Attacks For May 2012 June 2, 2012 Post to FacebookPost to TwitterPost to Google+Add to LinkedInPost to StumbleUponSend via E-mail programPrint with PrintFriendly Date Country City Killed Injured Description 2012.05.31 Iraq Baghdad 13 37 A Holy Warrior detonates a delivery truck packed with explosives near a restaurant, slaughtering at least nine. 2012.05.31 Iraq Amariyah 2 9 Children are among the casualties when sectarian Jihadis bomb two Sunni homes. 2012.05.31 Nigeria Kano 1 0 A German engineer, kidnapped by al-Qaeda, is executed in handcuffs during a rescue attempt....
  • When (if?) Obama loses, what will be the explanation?

    06/11/2012 3:01:03 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 61 replies
    The standing argument of the Barack Obama supporters since his entry into national politics has been that the guy is so good, only a bigot could oppose his election. So when (if?) Obama is defeated in November, what will the Obama defenders and loyalists say? “If Barack Obama loses re-election, he can blame bigoted white voters,” James Taranto writes at the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web. But . . .
  • Fed survey: median family income declined 7.7% from 2007 to 2010 - Mighty Leviathan Struck Out

    06/11/2012 2:53:59 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/11/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Democrats in Mudville were ecstatic when they took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in 2007. But since 2007, family incomes and net worth has both declined. According to The Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) for 2010 provides insights into changes in family income and net worth since the 2007 survey. The survey shows that, over the 2007–10 period, the median value of real (inflation-adjusted) family income before taxes fell 7.7 percent. The decline in median income was widespread across demographic groups, with only a few groups experiencing stable or rising incomes. Median...
  • The post-war crimes of the Allies

    06/11/2012 2:29:57 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 22 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 06/11/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This is the story about the forced deportation of hundred of thousands of Cossacks from Western Europe (and according to some witnesses even from the US) to face execution squads and death in extermination camps in Stalin's USSR.
  • Networks Ignore Obama's War on Coal, But Papers Find Him Unpopular

    06/11/2012 2:03:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 1 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-11-12 | Taylor Hughes
    President Barack Obama may have gotten the U.S. out of the war in Iraq, but at home he’s declared war on an entire industry, one that the whole country depends on. But unlike most wars, this one hasn’t gotten much coverage on the broadcast news networks. During the past year ABC, CBS, and NBC have sporadically mentioned coal industry in their newscasts, but have outright ignored Obama’s war on coal. Much like in the past, the majority of the reports focused either on the danger of coal mining or climate change. Out of 13 news reports mentioning the coal industry...
  • Family net worth plummets nearly 40%

    06/11/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Enosh · 25 replies
    CNNMoney via | CNNMoney
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.</p>
  • Obama Gives Half a $BILLION of Our Money to ACORN Crony

    06/11/2012 1:44:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 4 replies ^ | 06/11/2012 | Dave Blount
    [An] ACORN official (Joe McGavin) will go from operating a corrupt leftist community group that’s banned by Congress from receiving federal funding to controlling over $445 million in U.S. taxpayer funds. The money is part of a $7.6 billion Treasury Department program to help the “unemployed or substantially underemployed” make their mortgage payments. McGavin is director of the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, which funnels our money to Obama’s homies back in Chicago. Before that he was director of counseling for ACORN Housing in Chicago and operations manager for a Chicago ACORN offshoot called Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). His...
  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:12:29 PM PDT · by Black_Shark · 72 replies
    Blackshark | 6/11/2012 | Blackshark
    Hey all, Need some advice from those who have experience in this area: Is it worth taking out $41,000 in Direct Stafford Unsubsidized loans (Looking at ~ $45k after interest for 2 years) for a Master's of Science in Economics with a Master's Minor in Statistics at North Carolina State University? Some background: I obtained my B.S. in Economics (Cum Laude) with an overall GPA of 3.364 and a major GPA of 3.6 in May 2012. Can't find a decent job so far and am currently retaking all of my calcs (I-III) that I took way back when in undergraduate...
  • Hilarious Lib Spin Re. Public-Sector Unions' Grisly Disembowelment in Wisconsin

    06/11/2012 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 11, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Howard (The Scream) Dean:  'We look at Wisconsin as a win for the Democrats' Larry (Captain Comb-over) Axelrod: 'Wisconsin raises serious questions for Mitt' Richard (Yougottaproblemwitdat) Trumka: 'Last night's result was not what we had hoped for, but this is not the end of the story, but rather the beginning' Chris (Tingles) Matthews:  "It's going to teach all that dirty, angry money - all those people who love influencing America and American politics, all the while keeping themselves shy of the searchlight - they can get away with it.' Rachel Maddow: 'Scott Walker squeaked-by...' Jay (Manure Spreader) Carney:  "Wisconsin unions sent a...
  • Pentagon Extends Kenya, Djibouti Military Support Contract

    06/11/2012 12:52:24 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 5 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Dept. of Defense says it awarded a no-bid military facility support contract in Africa as a critical move in support of global counter-terrorism activities. PAE Government Services, Inc., which already is working in Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti (CLDJ) and Camp Simba in Kenya, recently received a nine-month contract extension to continue providing base operations services. The estimated cost of the contract extension is blacked out in a new Justification & Approval document. Despite being blacked out, however, an electronic document that the Monitor located via routine database research intermittently displays a $65 million estimate for the June 1,...
  • The decline of American decency

    06/11/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 40 replies
    Bellefontaine Examiner ^ | Monday, 11 June 2012 | Reuben Mees
    Rush Limbaugh never fails to sicken me and his comments last week on our own local celebrity’s act of selflessness puts me at wit’s end. While many readers who want to lump me in with the run-of-the-mill liberal journalist stereotype probably think I’m blowing off steam about Limbaugh’s overall conservatism, that is not the case at all. The man is a complete idiot. Period. In case you missed it, he stooped to an all-time low (quite possibly trumping even his illegal Viagra possession, pain killer addiction and entirely sexist attitude toward all women’s issues) in what he apparently saw as...
  • Parents of Trayvon Martin Call on Florida Legislators to Reconsider Florida's Shoot First Law

    06/11/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 11, 2012 | Second Chance on Shoot First campaign
    LONGWOOD, Fla., Jun 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Noon -- Northland Church in Longwood, FL On Tuesday, June 12, the Florida Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection holds its first meeting to receive public comment on the role of the state's Shoot First law in the killing of Trayvon Martin. During the meeting, Florida and national members of the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign will hold a rally to deliver over 340,000 petitions asking the task force and state legislators to reform or repeal the state's Shoot First law. The Second Chance on...
  • Mackinac President Invites UAW Boss to Debate

    06/11/2012 12:11:22 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 6/10/2012 | Joseph Lehman
    Mr. Bob King President, UAW UAW International Headquarters Detroit, MI 48124 Dear Bob, I was genuinely disappointed when event organizers said you withdrew from our scheduled debate over the “Protect Our Jobs” ballot initiative at the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Mackinac Island Policy Conference last week. I looked forward to a lively and informative exchange on this far-reaching constitutional amendment. John Bayerl, who served as your last-minute replacement, did a fine job, but I’m sure the attendees would rather have heard your take on a proposal you’ve passionately endorsed. I’d like to extend an open invitation to you to...