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  • Sally Ride didn't want to be a gay icon

    07/24/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | July 24, 2012 | Suzi Parker
    Sally Ride showed Generation X girls the sky’s the limit — literally. We could do anything boys could do and sometimes better. If we wanted to go into space, our gender couldn’t — and wouldn’t — stop us. If we studied hard enough and trained our brains, the glass ceiling could be shattered. Amid all the girl power that Ride taught women, one barrier the first American woman in space chose not to break was sexuality. When she died on Monday at age 61 from pancreatic cancer, it emerged that Ride had a partner. As one friend on Facebook wrote,...
  • Poster - Barack Obama: Who's Really Your Father?

    07/24/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT · by EricaD · 68 replies
    Jefferson's Rebels ^ | 7/24/12 | Erica
    CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Dreams From My Real FatherThe True Origins of Obama's Life and Politics? Video By Director Joel Gilbert Also see:Shocking Truth About Frank Marshall Davis By Jack Cashill
  • Syria Threatens Israel with Chemical Weapons, Obama Pressures Israel

    07/24/2012 5:06:14 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 7/24/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    I am travelling now and so have been very much out of the loop for the past several days. But I have noticed a couple of things that I think need to be pointed out. First, there is Syria. Today it was reported that the Syrian regime is threatening Israel with chemical weapons. According to Reuters' report: Syria Says Could Use Chemical Arms Against Foreigners Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the army would not use chemical weapons to crush rebels but could use them against forces from outside the country. "Any chemical or bacterial weapons will never be used...
  • Report: Michelle Obama's Aspen Ski Vacation Cost Taxpayers More Than $83,000

    07/24/2012 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 24, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Michelle Obama's favorite pastime. Spending taxpayers' money on herself. ASPEN (Aspen Times) — The Aspen ski vacation that first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters took in February cost taxpayers $83,182.99, a government watchdog group announced Friday. Judicial Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based public-interest group that says its mission is to investigate and fight government corruption, obtained records from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Secret Service detailing the Obamas' President's Day weekend trip. The organization said it garnered the records after filing a lawsuit on May 31 against both government agencies.
  • Debunking the “ObamaCare is Conservative” Myth, Part 3

    07/24/2012 4:56:35 PM PDT · by Sark
    Principle & Policy ^ | July 24th, 2012
    For those of us who enjoy debating with leftists over the merits of ObamaCare, the most maddening argument to encounter is, “Why are you even arguing with me!? ObamaCare is a CONSERVATIVE law! The only reason you don’t like it is because President Obama proposed it, right? I bet if Bush signed it into law, you would LOVE it!” Obviously, this frustrating argument is grounded in the myth that ObamaCare is actually a conservative law. As I argued in part one of this series, liberals are wrongfully asserting that all conservatives are Republicans, and that all Republicans are conservatives, and...
  • Marcia Clark: “O.J. Who?” – Former Prosecutor’s Books are Optioned to TNT for Series

    07/24/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT · by InHisService · 7 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-24-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Yesterday, July 23, Clark made this annoucement on Facebook: GREAT NEWS! TNT has optioned my Rachel Knight series for a TV series as a one hour drama! I'm attached as an Executive Producer and Executive Producer/Showrunner Dee Johnson is writing the pilot and Executive Producer Nelson McCormick will direct.” In an email communication with yours truly, Marcia confirmed to me “We're in development on a one hour drama series based on the Rachel Knight series.”
  • The Source Of The White House Intelligence Leak? (pic)

    07/24/2012 4:13:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Seems obvious enough...
  • 10 Reasons Why Building a Community is Key When the SHTF

    07/24/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/24/12 | Survivor Mike
    You’re living in your suburban home. CNN has just said that the stock market is dropping for the ninth day in a row and people are now racing to their banks to empty their accounts. Couple this with an unstable euro, an unstable Middle East, and a worldwide economic recession and you get the start of the shit hitting the fan. How does your neighborhood react to this? Who in your neighborhood do you trust? Now take that a step further and imagine a state of civil unrest. Homes nearby are being looted and undesirables are now common in your...
  • Obama Hasn't Received His Daily Economic Briefing Since April 2011

    07/24/2012 5:23:45 PM PDT · by opentalk · 34 replies
    The Lid ^ | July 24, 2012
    Something is missing. If you look at Barack Obama's calendar for 26th of April, 2011 you will see on his schedule at 10 AM "The President receives the Economic Daily Briefing," after that nothing. According to the daily schedule released by the White House, Barack Obama hasn't received his "daily" economic briefing for the past 15 months (The White House, Accessed 7/23/12). Jay Carney was asked about it last June: Q: Just a quick follow-up. I feel like I missed this over the course of the last few months --I might have been on vacation or something --but when did...
  • Facebook message from my H.S. history teacher on gun control. (Vanity but LOL!)

    07/24/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 48 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/24/2012 | GTV
    GTV do we have stricter laws today on driving under the influence and do we have regulations on air travel since 9/11 so why can't I feel safer by having stricter gun laws in place - oh right - gun owners want what they want [like spoiled children] and their guns will have to be pried from their lifeless dead hands. You didn't answer my question about WP so if you did I WANT MY MONEY REFUNDED - so stop posting stuff about the shooter getting grants from outside agencies. That is really silly but over the past few days...
  • John McCain is a Threat to National Security

    07/24/2012 4:54:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 7.24.12 | AJ
    When did we start using Senator John McCain’s “friend” list instead of FBI background investigations to determine whether an individual should receive access to sensitive and classified government information? John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John Boehner (R-OH) need to step down. They are unfit to serve and they pose a threat to the safety and security of the American people. We Americans want to know what the hell is going on in Washington D. C.?! Yesterday Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that the White House was behind recent national security leaks....
  • 'Newsroom', the devoid of clues room.

    07/24/2012 4:34:59 PM PDT · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | 7/24/2012 | Richard Cameron
    A close friend (who shares my affinity for selective anonymity) sent me this youtube clip and his comments, along with a request for my take on the excerpt from an episode of the program 'Newsroom', which is up for Emmy nominations. I will pass along the advisory note that he issued, as to the modest profanity employed by the lead character, because I always want to be up front about any content that might not be personally acceptable to any of my readers. Here's his question, the video and my reply: http://blastedfools.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/aaron-sorkin-the-crack-tv-writer/
  • Now’s the Time to Adopt Hydrofracking

    07/24/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-07-24 | Heather Ginsberg
    Just yesterday the Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out a new study on the major reserves of shale gas and tight oil. Hydraulic fracturing has led energy producers and scientists to completely reassess America’s oil and natural gas reserves. In North Dakota, the Bakken Shale is a huge source of this tight oil; however, it is only the third biggest in the entire country. In North Dakota they have seen unemployment drop to 3 percent due to the large effort to explore oil options in the Bakken Shale. If this is only the third largest source in the country, imagine...
  • Bentonville, AR: Wal-mart's "Sam's Club" Pulls Advertising from Rush Limbaugh's Show

    07/24/2012 3:29:00 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | 07/24/2012 | Barry Secrest
    ThinkProgress was heating up the Twitter feed this morning with a short media release stating that Sam's Club, out of Bentonville, Arkanasas, has pulled its advertising from the Rush Limbaugh show. Below is the ThinkProgress story: Sam’s Club Stops Advertising On Rush Limbaugh’s Show | on social media that they have withdrawn their advertisements. Limbaugh’s sexist rant against Georgetown graduate student and women’s advocate Sandra Fluke prompted at least 40 advertisers to flee from Limbaugh’s program.The flow of advertisers abandoning Rush Limbaugh has slowed to a trickle, but yesterday Sam’s Club, the wholesale retail chain, announced
  • House GOP Caves, Will Fund ObamaCare

    07/24/2012 3:21:18 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 40 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 24, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    Well, that didn’t last long. Barack Obama has been busy shooting his re-election campaign in the foot, and the constitutional contempt of the U.S. Supreme Court has handed Romney the best hope he’s ever had at winning in November, and lately I’ve been wondering what the bunch of idiots who run the Republican Party these days would do to, as they so often do, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Just yesterday it looked like Republicans in the U.S. House might have the brass to block the unconstitutional ObamaCare monstrosity by defunding it–the only legal tool left to protect...
  • The 22 most conservative members of the U.S. Senate

    07/24/2012 2:52:54 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 24th, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    According to the American Conservative Union, the following 22 senators compiled the most conservative voting records in 2011. These scores are based on 20 separate votes that were taken by the U.S. Senate in 2011. A score of 100.00 indicates that the senator voted in favor of the conservative position in each of these 20 votes (in a few instances, the senator did not cast a vote).
  • Obama, After Three Years of High Unemployment: ‘We Tried Our Plan — and It Worked’

    07/24/2012 2:46:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 24, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Speaking to supporters in Oakland, CA, President Obama declared that his economic policies are already proven successes. “We tried that and it didn’t work,” Obama said of Mitt Romney’s proposed tax cuts and spending cuts, which he dismissed as a Bush-style “top down” economic policy. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked,” he added later in the speech. “That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.” The president mentioned the auto bailouts, and it’s reasonable to conclude that he is also discussing the two...
  • Yes, Herbert Hoover was a "government must do something" progressive

    07/24/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    All the chatter that Herbert Hoover was a "hands off", "do nothing" kind of guy is simply false. Something that I've heard author Amity Shlaes repeately say about Hoover is that he liked to be the smartest guy in the room, and because he was an engineer, he might very well have been. This video explains some of this, but it goes into the depression itself which is not within the scope of what I'm focused in on. Hoover, as an engineer, was a believer in 'scientific management', which has it's roots in the efficiency movement and Frederick Winslow Taylor....
  • A Bipartisan Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On

    07/24/2012 2:09:33 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/24/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is the corporate welfare arm of state government. The state agency provides tax breaks and outright cash subsidies to select corporations and developers chosen by legislators and bureaucrats. The MEDC’s website contains press releases going back to 1998, when the agency was created by a Republican governor with bipartisan votes in the House and Senate (it replaced another agency, the “Michigan Jobs Commission”). There are a lot of them — several press releases a week in most years. Newspaper readers around the state have often seen these turned into “news” stories about particular corporations getting...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-24-12 (DUmmies Outraged By Yet Another "Hate Crime")

    07/24/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 24, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Break out the Kerri DUnn(ce) Award for over the top "Hate Crime" gullibility. This award is named after Claremont College professor, Kerri DUnn, who staged her own "hate crime" by painting graffiti on her own car. She was soon exposed but in the meantime the Left went into "Hate Crime" overdrive until they had to meekly crawl back into their holes in humiliating silence. Since that time there have been dozens of staged "Hate Crimes." In fact, I can't even think of a single instance in which a reported Hate Crime since the DUnn(ce) that was legit. And now...