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  • Bernanke Twists Again Like He Did Last Summer ($267B) – But Will It Help?

    06/20/2012 12:44:03 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/20/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Today, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke peeked around the corner and sang “Let’s Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer. Oh, let’s Twist again, Twisting time is here.” Not really of course. But The Fed did announced that they are extending Operation Twist until the end of the year. And Twist will be increased to $267 billion. No MBS stimulus either, so Agency MBS slumped today. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker voted against the committee’s action on Wednesday because he “opposed continuation of the maturity extension program,” according to the statement. Lacker has dissented at all four FOMC...
  • Obamacare Nation (vanity)

    06/20/2012 12:41:14 PM PDT · by hecht · 1 replies
    It's bad enough that we have to suffer with this program, but now our tax dollars are paying for Obamacare commercials on "Hannity" We are going to hell.
  • Obama's Story: It's A Blunderful Life

    06/20/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • American Citizens: Just Doormats For Illegals

    06/20/2012 11:18:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Once again, we are seeing the hundred year war against America by progressive liberals bear fruit. It is always the same story. We saw it recently with the bank collapse. Progressive liberals, starting with Jimmy Carter, ordered banks to make home loans to people that had no hope of paying off the mortgages. The slow trickle of loss became an avalanche under Bill Clinton, as he and Janet Reno enforced draconian penalties on the banks, forcing their continued forced “charity” to those that had no intention of paying back their loans. The result was the collapse of America’s housing market...
  • Theodore Roosevelt's anti-constitutional progressivism

    06/20/2012 11:15:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In Theodore Roosevelt's Autobiography,(page 372) he writes the following: I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the Nation could not be done by the President unless he could find some specific authorization to do it. My belief was that it was not only his right but his duty to do anything that the needs of the Nation demanded unless such action was forbidden by the Constitution or by the laws. Under this interpretation of executive power I did and caused to be done many things not previously done by the President and the heads of...
  • Captured Irish Mobster Whitey Bulger Exonerates Convicted FBI Agent John Connolly

    06/20/2012 11:05:56 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/20/12 | Friends of Ours
    Following the apprehension of Whitey Bulger after years on the lam many dirty cops, corrupt politicians and wise guys in Boston, MA no doubt are sweating bullets over whether the mob boss and FBI informant will drop their names to prosecutors. However, Bulger's former FBI handler John Connolly may have been exonerated by the Irish mobster. Connolly was convicted in November 2008 by a Florida jury for setting into motion the 1982 murder of World Jai Alai president John B. Callahan by Bulger's Winter Hill gang, and now serving a 40-year sentenced the former G-man says that the mob boss...
  • Food Stamp Nation (vanity)

    06/20/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by hecht · 30 replies
    Has anyone else noticed the food stamp ads on the radio. I guess Obama need smote parasites on the dole at taxpayer expense. Aren't you glad that you work. I have no issue with a safety net for the truly needy, but to condone parasitical behavior is obscene.
  • JEC Dems Push Fraudulent Tax Study, Washington Post Buys It

    06/20/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-20 | Ryan Ellis
    There is a breathless article in today's Washington Post by Lori Montgomery detailing a study by JEC Democrat staff of the House GOP budget's tax reform plan. The headline of the report is that the tax plan, if implemented, would be a net tax hike for middle and upper-middle income households, and a giant tax cut for high income households. The only problem is that the analysis contains a fatal flaw that Lori Montgomery should have seen. The fact that she did not is troubling, to say the least. The House GOP budget empowers the Ways and Means Committee to...
  • School Union Demands Members Bank Account, Credit Card Numbers to Guarantee Dues Payments

    06/20/2012 10:02:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/20/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A union president's letter shows one school employee union planned to handle automatic dues collection of its members by demanding full payment at the start of the year or requiring its members to give a checking or savings account number or credit card for automatic monthly withdrawals. Debbie Bence, president of the Plymouth-Canton Cafeteria Association, sent a letter to her union members on June 4 stating that the dues had to be paid as a condition of employment.
  • Fed Extends TWIST Through End Of 2012, Prepared To Take Further Action, Market Unhappy

    06/20/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-20-12 | Tyler Durden
    As always, Goldman Corzined anyone who listened to its call that an epic QE is coming. Fed did the worst possible outcome for risk- merely extended Twist, just as the credit market predicted it would 3 weeks ago: FED SAYS IT IS PREPARED TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION `AS APPROPRIATE FED TWIST EXTENSION TO SWAP $267 BLN OF TREASURIES BY END 2012 FED TO SELL OR REDEEM `EQUAL AMOUNT' DEBT DUE 3 YEARS OR LESS FED TO BUY TREASURIES DUE IN 6 TO 30 YEARS AT `CURRENT PACE' FED SAYS EMPLOYMENT GROWTH `HAS SLOWED' FED SAYS INFLATION HAS DECLINED, REFLECTING OIL...
  • Scheming consigliere Eric Holder defies Republican leadership, welches on promise of "good faith"

    06/20/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/20/2012 | Doug Book
    Years as an avid, hands on “facilitator” for corrupt Democrat presidents have taught Attorney General Eric Holder that contempt and cynicism are the best weapons against annoying Republicans in search of facts. In yesterday’s eagerly anticipated meeting with Darrell Issa, Holder did exactly what anyone familiar with the arrogant racketeer might expect. He ignored vows he made to the Republican Congressman about bringing the matter of Fast and Furious to “an amicable resolution” by demanding today’s scheduled House contempt of congress vote be cancelled before any of his Department’s subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents would be handed over to the...
  • The President MUST Be Involved in an Issue to Invoke Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 9:22:55 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/20/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    By now, you probably know that President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to stall Congress' attempt to get Attorney General Eric Holder to fork over documents in the Fast and Furious Scandal. You probably also know, by now, that Obama explicitly spoke out against executive privilege before he was president, saying "the American people need to know what's going on," in yet another classic "do as I say, not as I do" moment brought to you by the first dictator in the history of the United States. But did you know the president has to be involved in a situation...
  • Savannah Guthrie Photographed Two Different Birth Certificates

    06/20/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 20, 2012 | Chatter4
    Savannah Guthrie posted two pictures she took of Obama's long form Birth Certificate, but, it can be clearly seen that she photographed two different documents.
  • WHAT DOES A BAD POLL PROVE? (Bloomberg Poll showing 64% approve Obama's immigration decree is bogus)

    06/20/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/20/2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    What Does A Bad Poll Prove? Nothing. Yesterday’s Bloomberg News poll is getting a lot of publicity, mainly for its purported finding that respondents approve of President Obama’s immigration decree by a 64-30 margin. But the poll had numerous other findings that cheered Democrats, as indicated by Bloomberg’s own headline: “Obama Leads In Poll As Voters View Romney As Out Of Touch.” And, in fact, in yesterday’s survey supposed likely voters favored Obama over Mitt Romney by a remarkable 13 points, 53-40. This result is obviously an outlier, but that hasn’t prevented it from being widely repeated and commented upon....
  • If You Want to Save SS, Medicare and Medicaid, Stop Trying to Save SS, Medicare, and Medicaid

    06/20/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-20-12 | Brother Bob
    The title of this post might send some conservative heads spinning, but as my faithful readers know I'm going somewhere with this. To varying degrees conservatives have tried to and continue to try to reform our entitlement programs that in their present form are simply unsustainable. Proposals for change get thrown around, but nothing truly meaningful actually happens. When our last President Bush tried to use his momentum from a hard fought re-election to reform Social Security, leftists rallied to defeat the extremist idea of letting young people choose to take responsibility for their own retirement funds. Paul Ryan...
  • Obama Joins Holder In Contemptuous Cover-up

    06/20/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/20/12 | CaroleL
    When it comes to the government's Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation, Attorney General Eric Holder is running out of places to hide. But now he has President Barack Obama aiding and abetting his efforts to keep the truth about the program from both Congress and the American people. Facing a House committee vote today on whether he is in contempt of Congress for not turning over requested documents, the desperate Mr. Holder sent a letter to the White House today requesting that the president, " assert executive privilege over the identified documents." And Mr. Obama has complied.
  • Rio +20 Earth Summit: Wandering Through the People’s Summit

    06/20/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 2 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 6/20/2012 | Ronald Bailey
    Rio de Janeiro—The People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice at the Rio +20 Earth Summit sprawls through the beautiful Flamengo Park that curves along the lovely beach at Guanabara Bay. Giant tents in the park house five chief plenary discussions and scores of smaller tents shelter a wide variety of earnest discussions about the perfidy of corporations in this age of late capitalism. As it happens, I just caught the tail-end of a speech at the Energy Plenary by an American black woman who urged the audience to fight for “economic, social, gender, and erotic justice.” Evidently fearing that...
  • Obama Tries to Protect Holder With Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-20-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Butt getting back to the violence in Rahm’s Chicagoland: can you believe it? 7 dead, 35 wounded - just last weekend! I know it has nothing to do with the fact that the Illinois, unlike almost every other state, makes it nearly impossible to own a gun…unless you’re a criminal. Is it any wonder that our Attorney General wants to demonstrate that all those guns coming in from Mexico (or is that the other way around? I get confused) via the Fast and Furious program are reason enough to eliminate that pesky Second Amendment right to bear arms. And Ricky...
  • Federal Government to Audit Tens of Thousands of Schools for Tech Deployment

    06/20/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 20, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government is embarking upon an audit of over 35,000 public schools in order to assess the extent of educational technology deployment—the extent of deployment, that is, in schools across The Philippines. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday announced that it awarded a $280,000 contract to carry out the project, formally known as “Understanding the State of the Art of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) in the Philippines – An Assessment.” The award (#AID-492-C-12-00006) went to the Filipino firm Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED), a Makati City, Philippines-based non-profit organization. The...
  • Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio

    06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 78 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Consensus seems to be voter enthusiasm and turnout will likely decide the race...  and this kid brings all that in spades Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue I'm aware of, the thing that makes the young senator such a force in today's GOP is the impressive communication skills: imho Gipper-esque as well. What we need more than anything are great communicators on the right to sell the conservative agenda to a weary and confused electorate. As campaign attack dog, a VP candidate Rubio would be perfect- he's more conservative and...
  • Banning Comments Not New In Lansing - Democrats routinely kept Republicans from speaking, too

    06/20/2012 6:56:52 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/18/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Rep. Tom McMillin never said the word "vagina" while speaking on the legislative floor. Instead, the Michigan Republican House of Representative member was denied by Democrats the chance to speak out in 2009 against a $100 million tax credit for a shuttered Ford plant in Wixom. Then Gov. Jennifer Granholm said the tax credit could lead to more than 4,000 jobs. The proposed renewable energy park never materialized. Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield, is getting international attention this week for being banned from speaking on the floor for saying: "I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my...
  • Federal Judges School Plaintiffs Lawyers

    06/20/2012 6:09:36 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    Federal judges in recent weeks have fired off some sharply-worded decisions involving cases from the plaintiffs bar which suggests increased scrutiny for settlement agreements and fee applications. In one case a unanimous three-judge panel from a federal appellate court has put the kibosh on a derivative action brought on behalf of shareholders by the law firms Vianale & Vianale and Sarraf Gentile against retailing giant Sears as reported by Daniel Fisher for Forbes. The appellate court in its opinion held "this litigation is so feeble that it is best to end it immediately," and "the only goal of this suit...
  • Obama's 'They-Did-It' Campaign

    06/20/2012 5:39:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6-20-2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The next five months should be interesting — given that Barack Obama is now experiencing something entirely unique in his heretofore stellar career: widespread criticism of his performance and increasing weariness with his boilerplate and his teleprompted eloquence. Starting with his Occidental days, and going on through Columbia, Harvard, Chicago, the U.S. Senate, and the 2008 campaign, rarely has Mr. Obama faced much criticism, much less any accountability that would involve judging his rhetoric by actual achievement. (snip) What then to expect if the race remains tight or Obama finds himself behind? 1. There will be lots more “the dog...
  • Here are 48 things Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed

    06/20/2012 5:06:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    June 16, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are 48 things Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
  • The Emperor Has No New Clothes (Neil Munro)

    06/20/2012 4:33:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 20, 2012 | annem040359
    On Friday of last week, while at the White House‘s Rose Garden, a very interesting thing had happen to prove that even now, President Barack Hussein Obama did go over the line with this surprise decision to not deport young adults illegals who came over to the United States of America as infants or small children. It took the USA by complete surprise, considering on Friday afternoons is the traditional end of the week documents dumping time. But the really BIG SURPRISE came when a gentleman from the online blog called “The Daily Caller‘s” Neil Munro out of the blue...
  • The Demographics of Israeli Politics

    06/20/2012 4:27:34 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Israeli demographics have always made for a chaotic political culture. While to the outside world, it's a nation of Jews, internally it's a nation of Russians, Anglos, native Sabras, Yemenites, Syrians, Persians and a hundred others. Even the smallest group has its compartmentalized identities: the delicate differences between immigrants from a single country but different towns, the countless distinctions among its religious communities in their own way are united and disunited. The politics of such a country encompass too many groups to list. There are the 19th Century Hungarian immigrants who came in preparation for the coming of the Messiah...
  • New bill looks to increase minimum wage to $10

    06/20/2012 12:23:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Arizona Daily Wildcat ^ | June 19, 2012 | Max Efrein, journalism and history junior
    Minimum wage has been a topic of debate ever since the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Just this month, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois has attempted to once again bring the discussion into a modern context. Jackson introduced a bill to Congress that calls for an immediate raise of the federal minimum wage up to $10 from its current standing of $7.25, according to the New York Times. This may seem like an extreme jump, but this increase was proposed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In fact, President Obama stated back...
  • Courageous Republican Senators Won't Call Obama's Illegal Alien Ploy Amnesty

    06/19/2012 10:45:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, Senate Republicans are quite sure they don't like it. They just don't want to say if it amounts to amnesty, at least not yet, while they await guidance on the politically charged issue from presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Your EBT Card Has Been Denied... At The Spearmint Rhino

    06/19/2012 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/19/12 | yler Durden
    America's welfare state is about to suffer a double whammy of epic proportions. On one hand, extended unemployment benefits are now running out at a pace of 100,000+ per week, as more and more American's lose eligibility for Komrade Samov's 99-week sponsored vacation, meaning millions of Americans heretofore sitting comfortably on their couch playing Call of Duty and collecting $400 a week will now start having to think for a change - never a good thing for any regime that relies on its electorate to be docile as drunk and fat Hindu cows. And now this: "New York would prohibit...
  • Excuse me, but it is the time for questions (Lord Obama vs. Daily Caller's Neil Munro)

    06/19/2012 9:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 20, 2012 | Patricia Campion
    On Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that "certain young people who were brought to the United States when they were "under the age of 16" and are currently below "the age of 30" will no longer be deported. Hours later, at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro had the audacity to question President Barack Obama about his administration's controversial decision. "Why'd you favor foreigners over American workers?" Munro shouted. "Excuse me, sir," Obama snapped, "but it's not time for questions." Excuse me, sir, but when the president of the...
  • When Touting Obamacare, Obama Prefers to Spend Taxpayers’ Money [Revolting Corruption!]

    06/19/2012 9:23:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 18, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    When Touting Obamacare, Obama Prefers to Spend Taxpayers’ Money JUN 19, 2012 • BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON As the Los Angeles Times reports, for every $1 that President Obama’s campaign has spent in support of Obamacare, his administration has spent another $65 in taxpayers’ money. The Times writes that the Obama administration has spent $46 million of taxpayers’ money in support of Obama’s centerpiece legislation, while the Obama campaign has spent only $703,000. That’s a 65-to-1 ratio of matching funds, with taxpayers doing the matching. Highlighting the overhaul’s unpopularity, $76 million has been spent in support of Obamacare over the...
  • "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
    BirtherReport.com ^ | 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. "Sinclair’s 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
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | 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
    wordpress.com ^ | 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) (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2880059/posts) 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 "It’s very frustrating to be an anarchist in America" rant! Who is this "Thistle," you ask? A little digging--her blog is thistlespace.org--reveals 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 1978’s California v. Bakke and 1979’s U.S. Steel Workers v. Weber to 2003’s Gratz v. Bollinger and 2009’s 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 Obama’s 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 aren’t 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 Arizona’s illegal-immigration problem, I recognized that Arizona’s situation was different and more severe than Florida’s. Florida doesn’t share a porous border with a neighboring country. It’s surrounded by ocean. We certainly have an illegal-immigration...