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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 ^ | 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:
  • 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...
  • Gary Johnson--Libertarian for President-Proven Budget Cutter From New Mexico

    07/24/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 29 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 07/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents We met up with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and present Libertarian candidate for President. Gary was a former governor of New Mexico. During his two terms in office, of an overwhelmingly Democrat state, he vetoed 750 bills and exercised thousands of line item vetos. He was so effective that his opposition referred to him as Governor Veto. He ran for the Republican nomination this year, but he was kept out of the early debates by CNN and CNBC rules, which were created to keep out minor candidates. As a result, he never attained the status...
  • Romney's Speech at VFW

    07/24/2012 1:14:22 PM PDT · by GoCards · 19 replies
    I know many dislike Romney but...
  • Obama vs. Reagan: America Enters New Era of Disability

    07/24/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATRF ^ | 2012-07-23 | Jeremy Sawyer
    Social Security was created in 1935 in order to provide a safety net to Americans without the ability to earn income. Over the past decades, the program has proliferated to the point of insolvency. In particular, Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) component has grown out of control and threatens the nation’s finances as well as the fundamental principle that citizens should not be reliant on government. Like many government programs, DI grew rapidly in the years preceding the Reagan presidency. While benefits were collected by less than 800,000 individuals in 1960, 5.22 million people participated in the program in the...
  • Survey Says ... School Union Contracts Contribute to Deficits

    07/24/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/24/2012 | Tom Gantert
    When a public school district ends the year in red ink, the Michigan Department of Education sends an 18-question form as part of the mandatory deficit-elimination plan the district has to complete. The first seven questions on the form all have to do with union contracts and the status of negotiations, and if there were any projected savings from negotiations. The eighth question? "What factors caused the school district's deficit?" Perhaps it's a subtle hint from the state to try and get the school districts to see what needs to be addressed. “It appears that the state is subtly recognizing...
  • White House tells media what to print; edits "news" prior to publication

    07/24/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/2012 | Doug Book
    A New York Times article has revealed that Administration-related “news” reported by the national press corps must first be approved for publication by Barack Hussein Obama. Times contributor Jeremy Peters has revealed that, in exchange for access to White House officials, reporters must promise the Administration full authority to exclude, redact or edit any and all statements made by those officials. This provides Obama with “veto power” over information printed by a purportedly free and vigilant, American media. (1) Certainly, Jeremy Peters must be congratulated for bringing this information to the American public. But the way in which he presents...
  • Probably the weirdest interview that I have ever had (John Lott)

    07/24/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 24 July, 20112 | John Lott
    I have been interviewed by Howard Stern, and I thought that was pretty strange. This interview was even more bizarre. Mediaite has the entire 16 minute video available here. How does Mediaite describe the interview: Morgan kept grilling Lott over his premise that gun control will not help stem violence, and that having more guns out there will lead to less crime. Lott tried to rebut the points Dershowitz and Morgan were making, but Morgan repeatedly interrupted him to get Lott to answer his questions and telling Lott that he was spouting “nonsense.” Lott tried to explain the difference between...
  • Join Kucinich Action

    07/24/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    I am pleased to announce the formation of Kucinich Action, a new organization dedicated to empowering individuals to engage with the political process. With this new organization, we endeavor to build a powerful grassroots movement to return the power to the people in our political system. Kucinich Action is a natural evolution of what our movement has been doing: standing up, speaking out, acting on our beliefs, and changing the outcome on behalf of the people. We will also empower individuals with the skills to participate and engage in the process of government decision making at all levels. With this...
  • Elton John: AIDS Epidemic Fueled by Stigma Violence Indifference - I Have News for Elton John

    07/24/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 27 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-23-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    How does that work? When I think of an epidemic being "fueled," I think of what is causing the epidemic. In the case of AIDS, it is not caused by "stigma," "violence" unless that violence involves something physical that would pass on the HIV virus, or "indifference" unless a person chooses to be indifferent to the danger of the disease.John was speaking at a conference.  Science and money would not be enough to beat the epidemic, he said: "We need love. If that word makes you a bit uneasy – if you associate it with Disney and schmaltz, let's call...
  • For Obama So Loved The Poor...

    07/24/2012 11:04:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired from a tweet from @GreeneBri. You can see the original tweet here.
  • Veterans With Traumatic Injury Forced to Sue to Get Medical Treatment

    07/24/2012 10:58:49 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 3 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-23-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Who is in charge of making certain veterans get the care they deserve and have been promised, other than the Veteran's Administration (VA)? Surely not Congress, because we know they aren't in charge of anything these days, but guess what? They are in charge, and they richly deserve the lack of confidence Americans have in them. The one single thing America should always carry through with is medical treatment for Military. Why? Because the single cause for government is to keep the country safe, and it's the Military that takes on that awesome responsibility. More than 30 cases have been...
  • Obama Cannot Explain This

    07/24/2012 10:58:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-12 | James Raider
    Twenty four centuries ago Socrates argued that the greatest of evils and the only evil worse than doing wrong was getting away with it. Since we experienced the economic near-collapse four years ago, we have also witnessed complete and utter failure in the administration of justice. Senior levels of the Department of Justice, of the banking industry, of the political system, are all “getting away with it.”Is there any chance that Covington and Burling, the firm which represents JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, B. Of A., Wells Fargo, etc., and spawned AG Eric Holder and AAG Lanny Breuer,...
  • Obama Stoops to New Lows: Making His Daughters Fair Game By Using Them in a Fundraising Email Blast!

    07/24/2012 10:31:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-24-2012 | MOTUS
    Thank goodness we have something to talk about today besides this ad in the Washington Times: Don’t worry, it’s just another in an endless list of “Obama lies” so we can just ignore it too. Instead, let’s talk about something Big Guy is totally comfortable with: fundraising... Apparently Big Guy and Lady M find the Wee Wons so adorable in this “typical American family” portrait that they decided to exploit use the innocent little pawns in their latest begging fund raising campaign. That is adorable! As I reflect on it I’m thinking that the “adorable” pitch is actually a much...
  • Saw this on Craig's List today

    07/24/2012 10:29:47 AM PDT · by abishai · 12 replies
    Craig's List ^ | July 23, 2012
    Saw this ad as Craig's List today. This is NOT my ad. I guess it is some farmer trying to get rid of his manure spreader.
  • County Dumps Prevailing Wage Law

    07/24/2012 10:12:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/23/2012 | Jack Spencer
    On Wednesday night, Eaton County repealed its prevailing wage law, opening up the local market to more competitive wages for construction jobs. The 12-3 vote by the Board of Commissioners was along party lines with Republicans voting to repeal the restrictive wage law; Democrats voted to keep it in place. Prevailing wage laws mandate that union-scale wages be paid on construction work funded by taxpayer dollars regardless of whether the company's workers belong to a union. Local governments can do nothing about federal and state prevailing wage laws, but they do have control over their own. Eaton County's action in...
  • Bad economic news just keeps coming: the only way to save ourselves is defeating Obama

    07/24/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies ^ | July 24, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Everywhere we look we see that Barack Obama has made things worse. For 34 straight months the percentage of Americans of working age who are actually working has been below 60%. That’s every single month Barack Obama has been in office. By comparison this percentage was never under under 61% under George Bush. Under Obama’s lack of leadership an additional 6 million people has fallen under the poverty level and another 14 million have been added to the Food Stamp rolls. We are not buying things. The retail sales index has fallen for the past three months. History tells us...
  • Gov. Christie says N.J. has enough gun laws, smacks down 'grandstanding'

    07/24/2012 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Statehouse Bureau, ^ | Monday, July 23 | Jenna Portnoy
    TRENTON — In the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo., Gov. Chris Christie today said New Jersey's gun laws are sufficient, but took a veiled swipe at Democrats who called for stronger controls...
  • Boiling it down

    07/24/2012 8:14:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Coordination Problem ^ | 07/24/2012 | Peter Lewin
    Keynesian (and some Monetarist) versus Austrian views on the business cycle revolve around two basic empirical issues: the nature of capital and production and the nature of the national budget constraint. Concerning capital: Ironically, Keynesians appear to assume a kind of “equilibrium always” story in which productive (human and physical) resources can, at low cost, be simply shifted to and plugged in to the production of whatever product or service happens to be the object of demand stimulus; and, further, that if enough of this is done, income, employment and tax-payments will rise precipitously. In this way economic-policy can produce...
  • You Didn't Build That

    07/24/2012 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 9 replies
    Iowahawk ^ | 23 July 2012 | IowaHawk
    Readings from the Book of Barack1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land. 3 And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. 4 Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. 5 Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.6 Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage...
  • Absurdity After Absurdity.

    07/24/2012 6:32:16 AM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | July 24 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Between the lies of the Lame Stream Press and the lies of our glorious leader, there’s little to choose. The country is in horrific shape. The ‘recession’ looks far closer to a depression to me… and to a bunch of other people, too. Hold on to your hats and everything else because it’s nothing, absolutely nothing, to what’s coming if President Barack Hussein Obama manages to get re-elected. What he, Reid, Pelosi and others have planned for you will be just a shade less onerous than Soviet-era Romania, with jack-booted thugs running around our airports, train stations and bus terminals....
  • Israel's War of Words

    07/24/2012 6:02:01 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | July 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you read the headlines, the biggest issue in Israel isn't Iran's nuclear program or Syria's chemical weapons falling into the hands of Hezbollah or the Muslim Brotherhood; it's how to draft Haredim, widely referred to as Ultra-Orthodox Jews, into the army. Until recently, the Israeli left was feverishly complaining about the surplus of Religious Nationalist Jews in the army and the threat of religious fanaticism. Now it's back to complaining that there aren't enough Ultra-Orthodox religious fanatics in the army, after spending last year complaining that the ones in the army were too fanatical and the ones on buses...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Gay marriage ban in Indiana could keep job candidates away (Could it be more one-sided?)

    07/24/2012 1:37:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The South Bend Tribune-Star ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sue Loughlin
    Terre Haute business owner Mike Tingley has some pretty strong opinions about legislative efforts in Indiana toward a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. "It's a good reason for people to leave Indiana if such a thing should happen," he said. "It would be a serious step backwards." A member of his family is a lesbian and he has many friends who are gay or lesbian. Tingley said he knows people who probably would leave Indiana if the state constitution was amended to include a same-sex marriage prohibition. Indiana State University has a policy that prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation....
  • The Special Inspector General for Tarp Issues a Wakeup Call … Lambasts the Government and the Banks

    07/23/2012 10:06:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/23/12 | George Washington
    The government’s special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (the “TARP” bank bailouts) – Neil M. Barofsky – wrote a stunning editorial for Bloomberg yesterday, concluding: Americans should lose faith in their government. They should deplore the captured politicians and regulators who distributed tax dollars to the banks without insisting that they be accountable. The American people should be revolted by a financial system that rewards failure and protects those who drove it to the point of collapse and will undoubtedly do so again. Only with this appropriate and justified rage can we hope...
  • Politics Blog: Steve Westly juggles lemons as President Obama arrives in Piedmont

    07/23/2012 9:38:20 PM PDT · by thecodont
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Jul 23 2012 at 6:25 pm | Posted By: Joe Garofoli
    Oh, it’s getting crazy in Piedmont at President Obama’s fundraiser there at the home of Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney. Steve Westly — the former state controller, major Obama fundraiser and target of a GOP attack ad the other day — is juggling lemons, “entertaining a boy waiting down by the swimming pool” according to the fine reporting of the Oakland Trib’s Josh Richman, catching a detail the national press missed. Ah, the value of the local pool. Obama landed in Piedmont at 5:10 p.m. for his $38,500-per-person fundraiser at the home of Democratic power couple Jordan and Delaney, who...
  • Mexico Aiding Illegal Alien Youths To Qualify For Dictator Obama's Deportation Relief Directive

    07/23/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | July 23, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Obama seems determined to win re-election by any means necessary. His treason knows no bounds. Via Bay Area News Group The Mexican Embassy on Monday opened the doors to its San Jose, San Francisco and 48 other consular offices across the United States to undocumented immigrant youths seeking work permits and deportation relief through a new Obama administration directive. The U.S. government won't begin accepting deportation relief applications until Aug. 15, but the Mexican government will help eligible young people apply by giving them information and ensuring they have the proper documents, said Juan Carlos Lara-Armienta, the Mexican Embassy's head...
  • The Obama M.O.: Take, Spend And Fail

    07/23/2012 7:03:14 PM PDT · by CaroleL ^ | 07/23/12 | CaroleL
    After watching the national debt skyrocket under President Barack Obama, it's not surprising that his campaign is operating in a similar fashion. Reports that Team Obama raised less than they spent in June is the kind of economics we've come to expect from this president and his cronies. We've also come to expect that his obscenely expensive ideas, always financed with other people's money, always fail miserably. To date, Mr. Obama's re-election campaign has spent $107 million on television ads, the vast majority of which attack presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's business record. The return on that investment? Another Obama...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Almost Half of NAACP Registrations Are Suspected Voter Fraud

    07/23/2012 7:02:49 PM PDT · by rightjb · 14 replies
    RantPolitical ^ | 7-23-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    According to a two week sampling of voter registrations in Galveston County, Texas, 47% of all NAACP voter registrations are definably suspicious, if not fraudulent. Widowed senior, Barbara Gibson, received a such a voter registration almost to the week of the 10 year anniversary of her husband MikeÂ’s death in Harris County a few weeks ago, and more are showing up across Texas. The Tax Assessor for Galveston County, Cheryl Johnson, says her office has already been coordinating with the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of StateÂ’s office on a nearly identical mailer from a renamed ACORN organization called...
  • Justice Department Sues Telco For Daring To Challenge Its Secret Demands For Private Information

    07/23/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-19-2012 | Mike Masnick
    The US Justice Department really does seem to be completely drunk with power these days. We've written before about how the FBI is famous for abusing the powers of "National Security Letters" (NSLs) that allow them to demand information from service providers, financial firms and the like -- with a built-in gag order. A few years ago, we wrote about an ISP, Calyx, which challenged an NSL it received, and had to fight the DOJ in complete secrecy for years, until the DOJ basically dropped the request and allowed Calyx's Nicholas Merrill to go public with the details of the...
  • The Alinsky-Bernardin-Obama Nexus Part 1 (sickening-Chicago Catholic orgs)

    07/23/2012 6:45:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 53 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 7-23-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    Over at the Blaze, they're running a headline piece on Phyllis Schlafly's new book, "No Higher Power." Here's the link.Schlafly has the entire paper trail showing the Archdiocese of Chicago paying for Obama to attend a seminar in California on Alinsky tactics and theory. Praise God, she even has the check stub with "THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CHICAGO" emblazoned across the top of the check. The images of that are at the link above. If you haven't watched my video series below on the Vendee Genocide, please do. For those of you who have, you will remember that I specifically...
  • EU: Who will hold the Troika to account for asphyxiating Greece?

    07/23/2012 6:41:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/23/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany has clearly taken the decision to expel Greece from the euro, whatever the new Greek government does. Vice-Chancellor Philipp Roesler says the "horror" of Greek exit has worn off. The markets will hardly miss a beat when the day comes. Greece has already failed to complete 210 targets imposed by the EU-IMF Troika. "Unfortunately it is likely that Greece will not be able to fulfil the requirements. And I say quite clearly, if Greece fails to comply, there should be no more payments to Greece. I have to say I am more than sceptical," he said. Before we all...