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  • DATELINE HAWAII Middle Class Warriors Dine Out (we, the people, stuck with $260 bill)

    12/29/2011 7:59:23 AM PST · by Liz · 20 replies ^ | 12/29/11 | Keith Koffler
    Obama and Michelle had dinner last night at Honolulu’s famed foodie paradise, Alan Wong’s. The middle class was not invited. But if you’re going to invite Associated Press photographers along to capture your trip to Target and stage photo ops at PetSmart and Best Buy, then I’m goingThe press pool was not invited in to take photos this time. In fact, others were discouraged from doing so too. From the pool report: Diners have been trying to takes pictures of POTUS, only to be chased off by advance staffers. Since when are people not allowed to take pictures? According to...
  • Lead global warming author quits IPCC project

    12/23/2011 10:15:00 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 1 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2011 | Don Surber
    The UN’s global warming unit, IPCC, is so discredited that “it is not clear how much additional benefit there is to having a huge bureaucratic scientific review effort under UN auspices” said Ken Caldeira in announcing that he is resigning as one of its leading authors on the next IPCC report. The previous one won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Outside of a few skeptical bloggers, you will not see this story anywhere else. If anyone doubts there is a bias in the media for the bright and shiny object called Global Warming (aka Climate Change, Climate Disruption and...
  • Mika's Newt-Hatred Rant Drives Her To The Brink

    11/21/2011 5:47:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of "Special Comment"! In a rant worthy of Keith Olbermann at the height of his Miss Precious Perfect histrionics, Mika Brezinski began today's Morning Joe by tearing into Newt Gingrich for his recent suggestion that Occupy protestors should "get a job, right after you take a bath." It wasn't merely Mika's words: "arrogant, disgusting, sickened." So strongly ran Brzezinski's rage that more than once her voice quavered and she seemed on some sort of emotional brink. View the video here.
  • Rep. Dale Kildee to refute child sex abuse/incest claims

    11/20/2011 10:39:20 AM PST · by safetysign · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/2011 | Kerry Pickett
    Rep. Dale Kildee, Michigan Democrat, will be responding to accusations on Monday that he sexually abused his second cousin decades ago. I spoke to Kildee on his way to the airport on Sunday and he denied the charges. The Washington Times affiliated radio program America's Morning News also discussed the charges with the 17 term Congressman who is retiring this year and who previously headed up the now defunct House Page program.
  • PICKET: (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) Rep. Dale Kildee to refute child sex abuse/incest claims

    11/20/2011 7:28:06 AM PST · by paltz · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Rep. Dale Kildee, Michigan Democrat, will be responding to accusations on Monday that he sexually abused his second cousin decades ago.
  • Sandusky Scandal: Expresident Spanier is also linked to Franklin Scandal(Free Republic exclusive)

    11/20/2011 2:07:00 PM PST · by OutSpot · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Internet ^ | 20/11/11 | Outspot
    The Penn State Sandusky scandal is getting weirder by the day. Besides the delays in reporting a serial child molester for years, in the past week conflicts of interests in presiding judge as well as Penn State investigating committees, we have learned that Sandusky’s lawyer impregnated an underage teen in the past, and a bizarre Sandusky interview with Bob Costas made news. The most amazing link however has been identified by researchers into Graham Spanier’s past. If it is not odd enough that Mr. Spanier was complicit in not reporting the Sandusky rape to the police, Mr. Spanier has a...
  • Dee Dee Myers: Newt A Political 'Sociopath'

    11/20/2011 3:18:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, goes on Meet the Press and calls Newt Gingrich a political "sociopath." Does moderator David Gregory call her out? Nope. To the contrary, Gregory proceeds to play a clip of convicted felon Jack Abramoff accusing Newt of "corruption." View the video here.
  • Franklin Fears Tyranny, Hopes For Honorable Government

    11/20/2011 4:00:18 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 9 replies
    Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison | June 2, 1787 | Dr. Benjamin Franklin
    On Saturday, June 2nd, in Committee of the Whole, as James Madison recorded in his Notes of the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, the Founders were continuing the previous day’s debate regarding a proposed plan for the Executive branch, its constitution, relation to the Legislative branch, method of election, funding, and such. Doctor Benjamin Franklin asked permission from the Committee to read a prepared speech, “being very sensitive to the effect of age on his memory.” Below, without too much editing except to break the paragraphs into smaller segments for easier internet reading, is his speech: It is...
  • 60 Minutes: Grover Norquist 'Likes Things Ugly, Has Characteristics of Protection Racket'

    11/20/2011 6:48:27 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Serious question: who do you think the liberal media loathes more: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Grover Norquist? I'm going with 'b.' After all, Mahmoud merely wants to build an atom bomb and wipe Israel off the map, for starters. But Grover Norquist wants to keep taxes from increasing and thereby limit the growth of government. In a 60 Minutes hit piece tonight, CBS correspondent Steve Kroft claimed Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, "likes things ugly." For good measure, Kroft claimed that Norquist's strategy has some of the characteristics of a "protection racket." View the video here.
  • The Truth Hurts ... Saudi Arabia

    11/19/2011 8:54:13 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-15-11 | Diane West
    Saudi Arabia -- sorry, "The Kingdom" -- is going ballistic over a 30-second commercial currently airing on Fox Business Network. Does Prince Talal know? With thanks to Kathy Shaidle: NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- fights Saudi "lawfare" by expanding campaign's reach, a grassroots advocacy organization that educates consumers about the choice between ethical oil from Canada's oil sands and conflict oil from some of the world's most repressive regimes, is now airing a television ad in the United States that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is actively trying to block in Canada. The 30...
  • 'Occupy San Diego' Honors Suspected White House Shooter with Moment of Silence

    During the height of the Tea Party protests, the liberal media sought to hype any hint that the movement may turn violent against Democrats in general and President Obama in particular. For example, Hardball's Chris Matthews famously blew up in August 2009 at a libertarian protester who legally carried a gun to a presidential townhall meeting in New Hampshire, suggesting it was wildly inappropriate "given the violent history of this country with regard to presidents and assassinations." So it should be interesting to see what attention, if any, the mainstream media pays to Occupy San Diego honoring suspected White House...
  • Paterno has lung cancer

    11/18/2011 4:11:10 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2011 | Don Surber
    From the Associated Press reported: “Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that ‘his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery. As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment,’ Scott Paterno said in a brief statement.” Obviously the hearts of all Americans go out to Joe Paterno and his family. This is another twist in an increasingly sad story of...
  • BREAKING: Obama-NLRB Rushing to Issue Ambush Elections Rules on Nov. 30

    11/18/2011 3:31:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    LaborUnionReport (Diary) ^ | 11/18/11 | Red State
    In mid June, the union appointees within Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making on the procedures governing NLRB-conducted elections. Despite the fact that unions already win more than 60% of all secret-ballot elections and the median time frame between a union petition for and election and the election itself is 38 days, the proposed rule change would like shorten that time drastically, creating an “ambush” union campaign on targeted employers and employees. When the NLRB’s union appointees issued the notice, it was met with a tremendous outcry from America’s employers, as well as...
  • Dem Rep thanks MSNBC host for Ohio union advocacy

    Everyone knows that different television networks cater to different political audiences, but an exchange between MSNBC's Ed Schultz and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, concluded with a stark acknowledgement of partisanship in the media. "Great work in Ohio, Congressman," Schultz said after Ryan discussed his 2012 expectations for the union coalition that repealed Gov. John Kasich's, R-Ohio, collective bargaining reform. "Thank you," Ryan replied. "And thank you on behalf of everybody in Ohio for all you did to help us," he added. Schultz responded to that gratitude by knocking Kasich and praising Democrats.
  • Multi-Millionaire Alan Grayson Twice Calls The 99% 'Sheep'

    11/17/2011 6:08:15 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a guy Al Sharpton introduced as a "warrior for the 99%," Alan Grayson's got a weird way of showing it. One of the richest members of Congress--till his constituents showed him the door in 2010--on Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening Grayson twice described the 99% as "sheep." View the video here.
  • Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad (Huh???)

    11/16/2011 8:15:50 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Update Nov. 16, 4:10 p.m.: | Maura Judkis
    Benetton returns to its controversial marketing roots with a new campaign that features President Obama and other world leaders engaging in a kiss. In two separate ads, Obama is seen kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • Man Calls Police 5 Times Over Broken iPhone, Architect Takes Going Green Literally

    11/16/2011 10:56:49 AM PST · by Solaia · 24 replies
    There are legitimate reasons to call 9-1-1 because they warrant a need for emergency help such as fires, robberies, and car accidents. But your iPhone not working to your liking is not one of them, and it certainly does not warrant five calls to the police. However, that's exactly what Michael Alan Skopec allegedly did to the Kendall County, Illinois, Police Department last week.
  • Year of Decision -- the high stakes of American politics

    11/16/2011 12:05:22 PM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 5 replies
    exclusive to Free Republic | Nov 16, 2011 | Peter O'Donnell
    This is a brief overview from a friend of American liberty observing from Canada in a time that I have come to understand as being the most critical year for American freedom since the founding of the Republic. My analysis will not really be "new" but I believe it is important to take a wider view and place the main elements of the chaotic social and political landscape in a clear perspective. I hope this may be of some small help in creating the necessary resolve to defend the liberty that is not only American liberty, but ultimately, the liberty...
  • Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad

    11/16/2011 5:07:08 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 4:10 p.m.: | Maura Judkis
    Update Nov. 16, 4:10 p.m.: The Benetton has dropped the image of the Pope kissing an Imam from the campaign after complaints. Benetton returns to its controversial marketing roots with a new campaign that features President Obama and other world leaders engaging in a kiss. In two separate ads, Obama is seen kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • Occupy San Francisco protesters take over Bank of America lobby

    11/16/2011 6:40:20 PM PST · by Siena Dreaming · 17 replies
    la times blogs ^ | Nov 16, 2011
    Occupy San Francisco demonstrators and student protesters have taken over the lobby at a Bank of America branch in the city’s financial district, chanting “We are the 99%!”