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  • "Mystery mushroom" which leaves Xi'an villagers befuddled turns out to be artificial vajayjay

    06/19/2012 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 17 replies
    shanghaiist ^ | Xi'an Up Close
    Xi'an Up Close 《西安零距离》, an investigative journalism programme which airs on Xi'an TV, has become a national laughing stock after airing a report on June 17 on a "mystery mushroom" which was discovered by villagers in a rural part of the city. Residents of the Liucunbu village on the outskirts of the capital of the Shaanxi province say they came across a strange fungi-like object as they hit bedrock while drilling a new well. The perplexed villagers decided to call up their local TV station for help, which sent intrepid reporter Ye Yunfeng to their sleepy little hamlet to get...
  • CNN, Snopes, Maraniss Busted: Jack Cashill Takes On David Maraniss' New Obama Book (FR cited)

    06/19/2012 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 20 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Unattributed
    "(CNN) Maraniss reports that the future president was born August 4, 1961, at 7:24 p.m. at the Kapi`olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu. Dr. David A. Sinclair delivered the baby. "Sinclairs colleague Dr. Rodney T. West remembers hearing from Sinclair that Stanley had a baby, a reference to the mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama." Flashback from Free Republic post titled: SNOPES previously claimed Dr. Rodney West was Obama OBGYN to dispute BC was false! I may be the only person left who specifically remembers his birth. His parents are gone, his grandmother is gone, the obstetrician who delivered him...
  • King Obama's illegal immigration edict is royal insult

    06/19/2012 6:56:46 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 7 replies ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On Friday, President Obama once again displayed his utter contempt for Congress and the rule of law by unilaterally announcing that his administration would no longer deport up to 800,000 illegal immigrants who arrived in this country at a young age.
  • Here are some of my favorite videos from the early days of MTV

    06/19/2012 6:46:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 180 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel
    I was 11 years old when our family first got cable TV in the summer of 1982, and I remember watching MTV as it celebrated its one year anniversary a few weeks later. I consider the music of the early 1980s to be some of the best music ever made...
  • Krugman To Colbert: "Ireland Is America's Future If Romney Is President" (Watch Video)

    06/19/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Forget turning Japanese, an anxious-looking Paul Krugman appeared on Stephen Colbert last night to hawk his book and suggested that "Ireland is Romney economics in practice". Noting that Obama "inherited a Depression" but has unfortunately not taken us out of it due to a "whole lot of opposition from 'the other guys'". The Kaped Keynesian Krusader went on to note that "a recession is when things are going down but a depression is when things are down" and suggests an Obama campaign slogan "It's Not As Bad As The Great Depression" to which Colbert retorts that electing Romney would seem...
  • Conservatives Don't Play The Blame Game

    06/19/2012 5:04:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for OMG! for America.
  • Political "Death of a Salesman": Myth's Collapse before Tampa : Part-II : 2012-06-19 (Vanity)

    06/19/2012 4:47:57 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 18 replies
    Patton@Bastogne, Evangelical Christian TEA Party Patriot ^ | 2012-06-19 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1996
    . Good Cheer to the Free Republic "Band of Brothers" ... those Salwart American Christian TEA Party Patriots who REFUSE to BOW their knee to any "god" ... even ... Myth Romney ("Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob") ... In my May 4th thread entitled ... "Political "Death of A Salesman" : Romney's Pathetic Self-Implosion before Tampa (Vanity) ( I predicted that Marco Rubio would SECRETLY REFUSE to be Myth Romney's VP selection ... and today it's been announced that Marco has been REMOVED from Mitten's "secret VP candidate list" ... The "Stalinist Propaganda" that George Soros, ABC-NBC-CBS-Rush Limbaugh-NPR-and CNN and...
  • DOJ Secretly Drops Charges in Taliban Case

    06/19/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT · by bear11 · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to explain why it has abruptly dropped terrorism charges against a member of a Middle Eastern family indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support for the Pakistani Taliban. In all, six people were charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to the terrorist organization, which is associated with Al-Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against American interests, including a 2009 suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The ringleader in this case is a Pakistani imam (Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan) who ran a mosque in...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-19-12 (Thistle and her "It's very frustrating to be an anarchist in America" rant)

    06/19/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 61 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Thistle Pettersen and Charles Henrickson
    Move over, Trust Fund Ted Hall, with your "Help us now!" meltdown. Make room, OccuPoet Misty Rowan, you and your "The Huff and Puff of My Frustration." Say hello to Thistle Pettersen and her "Its very frustrating to be an anarchist in America" rant! Who is this "Thistle," you ask? A little digging--her blog is that she is Kristine "Thistle" Pettersen, "bike activist and folk singer," and someone who likes to go to protests. She's part of a group called "Cycles of Uprising": "Cycles of Uprising is an interactive, bicycle village, folk music show, circus, dance party and...
  • Liberals on Fast and Furious: Investigation is "Racist"

    06/19/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/19/12 | Aurelius
    Over one thousand guns are missing. People are dead. Attorney General Eric Holder knew about it, lied, then decided not to cooperate with the investigation. And what are people on the Left saying? Exactly what you would expect: the fast and furious investigation is racist. Never, ever let facts get in the way of a good talking point. That's the motto of the people below. Of course these are just a few examples of the hundreds if not thousands of comments online. "Racist Republican witch-hunters:" "The GOP is racist:"
  • Wesley J. Smith: Switzerland Welcomes Dr. Suicide Into Nursing Homes

    06/19/2012 3:55:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 6/18/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    Switzerland, which already permits suicide purveyors to make a lot of money out of suicide tourism, is now bringing self termination into nursing homes and hospitals. From the Swiss Info story: Vaud is set to become the first Swiss canton to introduce a law explicitly regulating assisted suicide. On Sunday, 62 per cent of people in the French-speaking canton voted in favour of a proposal obliging nursing homes and hospitals to accept the practice. The plan was put forward by the cantonal parliament and when the new law comes into force, doctors in nursing homes and hospitals must respect the...
  • Authorities searching for relatives of immigrant girl

    06/19/2012 3:48:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A 6-year-old girl, detained in Arizona on suspicion of entering the United States illegally, is now at a shelter in El Paso, Texas, as authorities try to locate a relative. The girl, who told authorities she is from El Salvador, had to be moved to El Paso because there is no room in Arizona shelters for minors in her situation, said Jose Joaquin Chacon, the consul general for El Salvador in Arizona. The girl was traveling with her mother through Mexico, Chacon said, but for some unknown reason the mother apparently turned her daughter over to smugglers at...
  • Barack Spicoli Obama exposes the fallacy of Affirmative Action

    06/19/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-19-12 | Vince
    According to Wikipedia, affirmative action began in 1961 when JFK signed Executive Order 10925 which required federal agencies take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin. For the subsequent half century the United States has been debating in universities, workplaces and ultimately in the courts about what Affirmative Action means and what's acceptable in its execution - from 1978s California v. Bakke and 1979s U.S. Steel Workers v. Weber to 2003s Gratz v. Bollinger and 2009s Ricci v. DeStefano. Barack Obama's...
  • (Obama's) 50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting (AUGUST, 2010)

    06/19/2012 3:21:43 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 17, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    A few weeks ago I wrote an article From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting that detailed 25 illegal acts committed by President Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Washington. It showed a President and political party willing to break the law at will in order to accomplish their political aims. Thanks to reader contributions and conservative writers around the country, here are 25 more for your consideration. Whether or not any of these troubling examples will lead to Obamas impeachment and/or imprisonment, only time will tell. Regardless, taken together they paint a picture...
  • Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio arrests 6 year old undocumented immigrant?

    06/19/2012 3:01:08 PM PDT · by djone · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6.18.12 | JAMES TARANTO
    "Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff's office rescued a 6-year-old girl from a suspected human-smuggling ring--or, as TP's Judd Legum puts it, that "Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona Sheriff from Maricaopa [sic] County, arrested a 6-year-old undocumented immigrant on Friday." Legum's source is an Arizona Republic article, which explains that sheriff's deputies (not Arpaio himself) picked up the girl along with 15 adults "at an undisclosed location in northern Maricopa County" (which presumably means north of Phoenix). "The whereabouts of the girl's parents or other caretakers is unknown," the Republic explained. "All of the people traveling with her claimed to know nothing...
  • Gun ownership up, crime down FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners

    06/19/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT · by djone · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6.18.12 | EMILY MILLER
    "Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise. Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern."
  • So Now the President Gets to Decide Who Is an American Citizen?

    06/19/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | June 18, 2012 | Teresa
    I guess Mr. Obama thinks that he is the King of America, rather than the President. Because the last time I checked, the Chief Executive of the United States of America does not have the power to do an end-run around Congress, just because they arent doing what he wants them to do. It matters not to Mr. Obama that Congress already took up the issue of the DREAM Act (in 2001, 2009, 2010, AND 2011), but no legislation has ever made it through both houses of Congress (including the two years when Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in both...
  • If We Could Make Obama A Regular, Every Day Normal Guy...

    06/19/2012 2:20:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • My Immigration Firestorm

    06/19/2012 1:46:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6-19-2012 | Sen. Marco Rubio
    (snip) Another issue that had come to the fore began to hurt us as well. I was troubled when the Arizona legislature passed an immigration bill that allowed law-enforcement officers to demand proof of legal residence from anyone they had lawfully detained and suspected of being in the country illegally. I thought the law would lead to racial profiling. As I started to hear more about Arizonas illegal-immigration problem, I recognized that Arizonas situation was different and more severe than Floridas. Florida doesnt share a porous border with a neighboring country. Its surrounded by ocean. We certainly have an illegal-immigration...
  • WWII Veteran Being Forced Out of Home and Forced to Exhume Wifes Body: Needs Your Help

    06/19/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies ^ | 6.15.12 | Stewart Rhodes
    Warren C. Bodeker is an 89 year old World War II Army Airborne combat veteran and war hero, living in Montana, who is being thrown off of his own land and thrown out of his own house, by Montana Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Christy Brandon, with the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Montana. And to make matters worse, Warrens wife Lorna just died of cancer this past year, and is buried there on their land, right next to the house. Warren had planned to live there till he died and then be buried right next to his wife, there...
  • Arizona SoS Ken Bennett Believes Obama Fibbed Birthplace for College; All Records Sealed

    06/19/2012 1:05:14 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 70 replies ^ | June 18, 2012 | Ken Bennett
    "I actually think he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on, so, ah there was weird stuff goin' on. I actually think it was happening back in his college days because I think he has spent one and a half to two million dollars through attorneys to have all of the college records and all of that stuff sealed. So if you're spending money to seal something that's probably where the hanky-panky was going on. If you're sending your...
  • Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

    06/19/2012 12:57:16 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    The Trichordist ^ | June 18, 2012 | David Lowery
    Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, shes only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artists biggest allies. We also believefor reasons well get intothat she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only...
  • Bristol Palin is an Overcomer

    06/19/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 19, 2012 | JP
    Im a Bristol Palin fan. I think the young Christian woman is a role model for teen-aged girls (and boys) whove overcome bad decisions in their lives. Bristols backstory will no doubt be familiar to most of those who tune in to her new reality show, Lifes a Tripp, which premiers tonight on Lifetime network. She became a single mom at 18 years old, the highest-profile teen pregnancy of the year, declared the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Thats because, unlike the other 440,000 or so teen-age girls who gave birth in 2008, Bristols mother was not...
  • Rules for Preppers Staying Under the Radar

    06/19/2012 12:40:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    The Intel Hub ^ | 6/19/12
    1.Trust no one that you do not personally know. 2.Keep your prepping to yourself. 3.Dont share any prepping articles on Facebook or other social media 4.Make sure boxes are not labeled 5.Do not tell anyone what you are up to. 6.Be alert to what others are saying.
  • Hoyer Tells the Alley What's Dogging Dems

    06/19/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 1 replies
    NJ ^ | 6-18-2012 | Chris Frates
    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer sat down with the Alley's Chris Frates and Billy House talk about the perceptions hurting Democrats heading into the fall,... (snip) Alley: What perceptions are hurting Democrats heading into the elections? Hoyer: I think that the average working person, when you look at these polls, misperceives which party is fighting for them. I think from an insider's perspective, in my view, the policies being perceived by the Republicans largely are policies which will ask more from those who have less and ask less from those who have more. I'm amazed and disheartened in some...
  • Government City Slickers and Those Hick Farmers

    06/19/2012 11:52:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-19-12 | CJ
    I came across an absurd USA Today story from last week that I just couldn't let pass without reacting to. From the very first lines I struggled to keep my jaw from dislodging from my face and falling to the dirt. Summertime can mean danger for children on farms. An 18-year-old Amish man died from oxygen deprivation and his 14-year-old brother was injured last month as they worked in a neighbor's farm silo in Pennsylvania. Also last month, a Maryland man and his sons, 18 and 14, died of asphyxiation while working in a farm manure pit. The federal government...
  • Jesse Jacksons Impotent Protest Against (Detroit) Gun Ranges is a Bust (only 3 people show up)

    06/19/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | June 19, 2012 | Rick Ector
    This past Saturday, the anachronistic and increasingly irrelevant Reverend Jesse Jackson called for an anti-violence rally against 25 gun ranges in the United States. Despite his personal indiscretions, he somehow felt justified to ask dads during Fathers Day Weekend all across our great nation to adopt his mantra of Guns Out = Jobs In. According to the puzzling logic of Jackson, the local communities where the targeted gun shops operate are stifling the creation of jobs, which if you believe Jackson, is the root cause of urban violence. Somehow, Jackson manages to ignore the fact that these gun ranges...
  • Obamacrats Shout Down Children Singing God Bless the USA (video)

    06/19/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    A group of Obama Fool-Aid drinkers heckle kids singing a patriotic song in New York City.
  • The real meaning of the 'Coexist' bumper sticker:

    06/19/2012 11:08:50 AM PDT · by djone · 39 replies
    ACE ^ | 6.18.2012 | Maetenloch
    And perhaps this less-smug-but-more accurate version of the annoying 'Coexist' sticker....
  • Catholic Health Associations Sister Keehan remembers she is a Catholic does a 180 on Obamacare

    06/19/2012 10:56:49 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Contrary to the wishes of liberal Catholics and their Democrat pals, the Catholic Church is a religion founded on principles and teachings that cannot be changed because they deem them old fashion or embarrassing. The Catholic Church is not a club whose rules are malleable and subject to the whims of the beautiful people. The Church is used to dealing with treacherous attacks from proudly fallen away Catholics in the media and the entertainment world, but not from Catholic nuns seeking the love of the world rather than the love of God. In 2010 the Congress was solidly controlled by...
  • States try to increase food stamp benefits for their residents (Gaming the system)

    06/19/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    States seeking a larger share of the nearly $80 billion a year the federal government hands out for food stamps have resorted to several practices that some lawmakers say are abuses of the system: Fourteen states and the District of Columbia make use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Paying people as little as $1 a year for heating assistance, even if they dont have a heating bill, automatically qualifies them for greater food stamp benefits. Critics say that can result in households getting up to $100 extra a month in food stamps....
  • George Soros-funded groups wage war against Catholic Church

    06/19/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 19, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012George Soros-funded groups advancing a corroding and ambiguous pluralism to destroy the Catholic Church By now you may have heard about the group Faith in Public Life, which is funded by one-time Nazi collaborator and atheist billionaire George Soros, and its plan to wage war against the Catholic Church and her Bishops. Another Soros-funded group, Sojourners, which is headed up by Jim Wallis, promotes the New Age Globalist Earth Charter which seeks to replace the Ten Commandments and dismantle the Roman Catholic Church. Sojourners has an article at its website written by Christian Piatt. In this article,...
  • Did politics drive prosecution in Trayvon Martin case?

    06/19/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2012 | Mark NeJame, esquire
    Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz recently claimed that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, threatened to sue Dershowitz for libel and slander and to have him disbarred. According to Dershowitz, Corey went into a tirade against him after he strongly criticized her. He said Corey was being unethical for not disclosing material facts to the court in the probable cause affidavit she had filed against Zimmerman and had erred by bringing a second-degree murder charge against him, when the evidence didn't support such a charge. In an article, Dershowitz...
  • Police: Bird Man who interrupted U.S. Open ceremony was drunk

    06/19/2012 10:20:06 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 38 replies ^ | 6/18/2012 | Will Kane
    <p>Update: The Brit who interrupted Webb Simpson as he was being interviewed by Bob Costas after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament was drunk, police said.</p> <p>Andrew James Dudley, 40, of Wallasey, United Kingdom was briefly detained by police after he snuck in front of TV cameras and made bird noises. Dudley was wearing a goofy Union-Jack outfit when he was hauled off by police.</p>
  • Sen. Boxer proposes naming EPA building after ex-President Clinton

    06/19/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday offered legislation that would rename the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) headquarters as the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building. Boxer's bill, S. 3304, also gives a nod to the two previous Republican presidents, although it would make them share a building with each other and a former Democratic congressman. It would rename the U.S. courthouse in Midland, Texas, the "George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building."
  • Million-Dollar Beer Babies

    06/19/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/17/2012 | Michael LaFaive
    In his book New Ideas from Dead Economists, economist Todd Buchholz quoted bank robber Willie Sutton to explain why so many businesses lobby government for special favors including tariffs, subsidies and monopoly privileges: Thats where the money is, Sutton once said when asked why he robbed banks. In Michigan, the bank is the state Capitol in Lansing, and some of the favor-seekers have not only been spectacularly successful, but have preserved special privileges gained at the expense of their fellow citizens for literally decades, amassing fortunes in the process. How large are those fortunes? The house (above) is one such...
  • Liberalism Is Toilet Humor...

    06/19/2012 9:31:54 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-18-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Fast and Furious investigation could end today, Holder go scot free

    06/19/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/2012 | Doug Book
    Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Fast and Furious nemesis Congressman Darrell Issa at 5:00 this afternoon in what could mark the end of the Congressional investigation of Barack Obamas deadly gun smuggling scheme. Last week, House Republican leaders at last agreed to schedule a vote on the Contempt of Congress charge Issa has long sought to bring against the Attorney General for 8 months of refusing to honor Congressional subpoenas. Deputy Attorney General James Cole quickly responded with a letter to House Government Reform Committee chair Issa, requesting a meeting to discuss ways of avoiding the vote. Issa...
  • Republican Congressman Proposes Bill To Block Obama Illegal Alien Deportation Policy

    06/19/2012 8:51:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    (The Hill) -- Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama's new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation. Schweikert's bill would specifically prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from allowing that relief, which Obama described on Friday as an option for up to 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally at a young age. Schweikert said his bill would prevent Obama from "dictating" immigration law from the White House.
  • I Guess Dmitry Forgot to Tell Vlady That Big Guy Would Bend Over After the Election

    Being president of the free world just got a little easier! Apparently Vladimir decided that Big Guy shouldnt have to shoulder the burden of being the worlds only superpower and just went ahead and sent warships to Syria without even checking in with BO first. So that reset button that Big Guy was so hot to push with Russia? Looks like Vlady went ahead and pushed it himself. And now Vlady isnt even returning Big Guys phone calls. Thats another historical first! So, when was the last time an American president was lectured by a Russian president? Like, never, right?...
  • Three Different "True Copies" (of Obama's long form)

    06/19/2012 8:12:41 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chatter4
    Although the Hawaii Department of Health claimed they sent Obama two certified copies of his "original Certificate of Live Birth", three different versions of Obama's long form Birth Certificate have been released to the public and all three are different.
  • The Struggling Housing Recovery: Multifamily Starts Fell 21.31%, Job Openings Dive

    06/19/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/19/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Department of Commerce, housing starts fell 4.8% in May to a 708,000 annual rate from a revised 744,000 rate in April. The previous month was the highest since October 2008. The forecast by economists was for 722,000, a substantial miss on the downside. This might explain why yesterdays homebuilder confidence rose by only 1 point. With mortgage rates falling to new lows, home affordability is the highest its been in decades. Building permits rose 7.9% from a revised rate of 723,000 in April to 780,000 in May. Economists were expecting 780,000. This is a big miss to...
  • Some claim 'death toll is about to reach 17,000 in Syria'

    06/19/2012 7:24:20 AM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 19, 2012
    hamwiyastrength: The death toll is about to reach 17,000 in #Syria. Forget politics and motives...
  • Nanny State Update: Porch Sofa Fines and Small-Town Brewery Bans

    06/19/2012 7:21:39 AM PDT · by 92nina · 18 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-18 | [Staff]
    In this weeks Nanny State Update, not even the most trivial matters are too mundane to escape the attention of lawmakers, from sofas on citizens private porches to the songs played at your local kindergarten graduation ceremony. At the national level, 1,934 pages of regulations and notices were added to the federal register as 84 new rules went into effect last week covering everything from rural electricity to the interstate travel of captive elk. Porch Sofa Fines Threaten Southern Comfort Living: One common southern tradition may no longer be acceptable in Durham, North Carolina where the city council just outlawed...
  • Michelle Obama Sycophants Protest Laura Bush Award

    06/19/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT · by MOTUS · 21 replies
    Mommy Life ^ | 6-18-2012 | Barbara Curtis
    Liberals are the haters and the bullies. So angry that a woman like Laura Bush - who quietly helped women in Africa without inviting TV crews to record it, who represented - and still represents - the United States with quiet dignity rather than making a constant spectacle of herself, who led by example rather than by bossing everyone around - these feminists are fit to be tied that such a woman would receive an award. Let's write to thank the Sewall-Belmont House for their courage in awarding someone other than our Narcissists/Dictators-in-Chief MO and BO:
  • AP Report Waits 9 Paragraphs to Mention Islamist Responsible for Murderous Church Bombings

    06/19/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    So here's how it appears to me and I suspect many other news readers, never mind the real motivations. At the Associated Press, when you're covering situations like suicide bomber attacks on Christian churches in Nigeria yesterday, you hold out as long as you can in speculating about who is responsible, even though Islamist Boko Haram terrorists (and only Boko Haram terrorists) have claimed credit for previous attacks in that country, and even though no other religion on earth generates large numbers of people who claim to be its adherents who are willing to blow themselves up so they can...
  • Andrea Mitchell Smears Romney with Deceptive Edit

    06/19/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 23 replies ^ | 6-18-12 | Dana Loesch
    MSNBC continued its tradition of leaning so far forward that its corporate head became lodged in its corporate backside today with a story on Mitt Romney and Wawas. Andrea Mitchell attempted to use a deceptively edited clip to persuade her audience that Romney is out of step with the average voter.
  • Obama's Post-Constitutional Wingmen

    06/19/2012 5:21:27 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6-19-12 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) I would like to welcome you all to the 10-day anniversary of my first 100 days. (Laughter.) I am Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me. (Laughter and applause.) Apologies to the Fox table. (Laughter.) They're -- where are they? I have to confess I really did not want to be here tonight, but I knew I had to come -- just one more problem that I've inherited from George W. Bush. (Laughter.)" -- President Obama addressing the 2009 White House Correspondent's Dinner You don't interrupt the president. So goes...
  • Evidence that dems may be thinking in terms of dumping Obama

    06/19/2012 5:04:23 AM PDT · by varmintman · 48 replies
    email, opednews
    I'm seeing a certain amount of evidence that dems may be thinking in terms of throwing Bork Obunga under the bus and running somebody else in November and while I wouldn't rate this as much as a 50% shot, I get the impression that Republicans ought to be at least making some sort of a contingency plan. The most noticable item I've seen and Rob Kall of OpEdNews: "Will the Democrats wake up in time to realize that Obama put's the Democratic control of the White house at risk? it's not too late for a convention decision to replace him,...
  • The Progressive-Traditionalist War

    06/19/2012 4:31:36 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | June 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The main weapon that progressives wield against traditionalists is their ability to break down the values that make up their worldview by challenging norms of behavior and thought, with the goal of using cultural friction to slowly replace traditional values and mores with their own. This is a weapon that progressives have explicitly disavowed using against Islam. In Europe there are some hesitant attempts at promoting integration, but it's a fitful self-doubting effort that consists of the authorities telling everyone who listens that integration is moving along smoothly, while the No-Go Zones grow, black ghosts haunt the alleyways of major...