Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,023
87%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $11k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Articles Posted by joinedafterattack

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Exclusive: Labor Secy Hilda Solis Failed to Report Trips on Union's Pvt Jet-'09 Confmtn Hrgs

    02/10/2014 9:30:09 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 38 replies
    Hews Media via Los Cerritos News ^ | February 10, 2014 | By Randy Economy and Brian Hews
    <p>Hews Media Group-Community News has obtained a lawsuit filed in the California Central US District Court claiming that former US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a current candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was provided thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel without declaring the trips on the federal government required forms, paid for by the powerful International Union of Operating Engineers based in Pasadena during the same period she was undergoing confirmation hearings to become part of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.....</p>
  • Gold Spikes in Asia

    10/17/2013 1:25:32 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 6 replies
    BGASC ^ | 10-17-13 | BGASC
    Gold's spiking $38 in Asia as the market opens . Looks like Asia realizes the USA just kicked the can down the road and the treasuries they hold are worth less.
  • Crisis of the Left: California Democrats Expunge Any Mention of Israel from Platform

    09/12/2012 3:30:36 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    PJTV.com ^ | 9-12-12 | PJTV - Video at Link
    Video at link. http://www.pjtv.com/v/7440
  • VARIETY: Chris Matthews Doesn't Know When to Shut Up [Also slams CNN]

    08/27/2012 2:38:48 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 19 replies
    VARIETY ^ | 8-27-12 | By: Brian Lowry
    Want to see what's wrong with the conventional-wisdom memo circulating around CNN about the need to inject more opinion and passion into cable news? Watch Chris Matthews' interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. Even if you agree with the MSNBC host's points, his sputtering line of attack -- and repeated interruptions -- would leave any casual viewer feeling like the guest had been spit on by his host. Moreover, the exchange was so uncomfortable the "Morning Joe" team turned it into a big joke, losing any content or context in the legitimate questions Matthews raised. And Tom Brokaw...
  • Calif. DMV will issue licenses to some here illegally

    08/17/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 19 replies
    Union Tribune - San Diego ^ | 8-17-12 | Union Tribune - San Diego
    SACRAMENTO — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will start issuing driver’s licenses to those here illegally who qualify for President Obama’s two-year stay of deportation, potentially reigniting political battles in the state Capitol over undocumented immigrants. “We’re not changing the law. We’re not bending the rules,” said Armando Botello, a DMV spokesman. Botello said state law allows DMV to grant driver’s licenses to those who have what’s called an “employment authorization document.” “It’s one of the documents accepted for years as proof of legal presence. We will accept that,” Botello said. Botello said DMV did not consider the political controversy...
  • VANITY: Soliciting new Obama/Hillary Slogans... "Zero Billing Records?"

    08/16/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8-16-12 | joinedafterattack
    "Zero Billing Records?" or maybe "Zero, Spouse of Vice"
  • Chick-fil-A 'kiss' day marred by 'Tastes like hate' graffiti [photo]

    08/03/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 219 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-3-12 | Rosanna Xia
    [photo at link] On a day that some gay-rights activists are planning a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," a Chick-fil-A in Torrance was vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti. Chick-fil-A employees were greeted Fridays morning with the words "Tastes like hate" scrawled in large black lettering mimicking the chain's advertising across the back wall of the restaurant at 182nd Street and Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance. With media helicopters hovering overhead and police officers on the scene, one employee said, "I'm just trying to sort everything out."
  • Probe into Los Angeles County Assessor's Office Expands [Dem John Noguez]

    08/02/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times Newspaper ^ | 8-2-12 | By Jack Dolan and Ruben Vives
    For months, prosecutors have been investigating allegations that a former county appraiser lowered tax bills for wealthy Westside property owners in a bid to drum up campaign cash for his boss, Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez. Now, that corruption probe has expanded to include tax reductions allegedly made by the appraiser long before Noguez was elected assessor in November 2010. In fact, the appraiser, Scott Schenter, is suspected of engineering improper tax breaks for nearly a decade, according to documents obtained by The Times and interviews with former co-workers. Retired assessor's office supervisor Dale Edgington said he warned several...
  • DCCC apologizes to Adelson for 'Chinese prostitution' comments

    08/02/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies
    The Hills ^ | 8/2/12 | By Justin Sink
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued an apology to casino mogul and prominent Republican donor Sheldon Adelson on Thursday, after the billionaire threatened to sue the organization over comments insinuating he profited from prostitution at his Chinese resorts. "In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party," the DCCC said in an e-mail released Thursday. "This was wrong. The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them. The DCCC extends its sincere apology to Mr. Adelson and his family for any injury...
  • Former SEIU leader Tyrone Freeman indicted

    07/31/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/12 | LA Times
    Freeman’s quick climb up the ranks of the powerful Service Employees International Union burnished his reputation as an effective advocate for the disadvantaged, a man who helped improve the lot of about 190,000 workers paid about $9 an hour to provide in-home care for the infirm. On Tuesday, however, Freeman was indicted on federal charges of stealing from those workers to enrich himself, including by billing the union for costs from his Hawaii wedding.
  • Villaraigosa says he'd like to be governor of California [LA Times]

    07/31/2012 5:41:28 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7-31-12 | Los Angeles Times
    As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prepares to take the gavel for the Democratic National Committee’s national convention in Charlotte this summer, Yahoo! News asked whether the termed-out mayor could be the nation’s first Latino president. Villaraigosa assured his interviewer that he has no interest in national office, but he does have another job in mind after 2013, when he will be forced from Getty House. "The job I've said to people I would like is I would like to be governor of the state of California," he said.
  • Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president?

    07/31/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 24 replies
    By David Chalian, Yahoo! News ^ | 7/31/12 | By David Chalian, Yahoo! News
    [Try not to Laugh] LOS ANGELES—When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte, N.C., this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Barack Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016—taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run...
  • Vanity: 41 Murders a month in Chicago. But, Obama doesn't lower the flag

    07/20/2012 5:39:20 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 14 replies
    Homicides.RedeyeChicago ^ | 7-20-2012 | Homicides.RedeyeChicago
    Twenty-seven homicides have been logged so far in July. Fifty-five homicides were recorded in July 2011, according to RedEye data. Download the spreadsheet of year to date murders. 287 murders year to date 2012. That equals over 41 a month.
  • San Bernardino files for bankruptcy, Costa Mesa balances budget 2nd year

    07/10/2012 11:06:57 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 16 replies
    Daily Pilot ^ | June 20, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
    While San Bernardino files for bankruptcy Costa Mesa, the city the AFL-CIO said was "bringing Wisconsin to California," just balanced their city budget for the second year in a row. Whose Union pensions are protected now?
  • Is Obamacare the largest Tax in History?

    06/28/2012 7:35:02 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies
    Vanity | Today | JoinedAfterAttack
    Is Obamacare the largest Tax in History?
  • Steve Capus’ MSNBC Insults USA’s Fallen Heroes [Chris Hayes]

    05/29/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 4 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 5-29-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    Steve Capus, President of NBC News, continues to tolerate MSNBC’s unprofessional, insensitive, and now unpatriotic ways. This weekend MSNBC host Chris Hayes insulted parents and families of American soldiers whose sons gave their lives in service to their country by saying their military service and death at the hands of an enemy does not automatically qualify them to be a hero. Hayes said calling these soldiers who gave their lives for our county “heroes” almost provides “justification for more war.” The conservative blogosphere exploded this weekend and last night Chris Hayes issued a weak apology. Not only was this insulting...
  • Steve Capus’ MSNBC Insults USA’s Fallen Heroes [Chris Hayes]

    05/29/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 10 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 5-29-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    Steve Capus, President of NBC News, continues to tolerate MSNBC’s unprofessional, insensitive, and now unpatriotic ways. This weekend MSNBC host Chris Hayes insulted parents and families of American soldiers whose sons gave their lives in service to their country by saying their military service and death at the hands of an enemy does not automatically qualify them to be a hero. Hayes said calling these soldiers who gave their lives for our county “heroes” almost provides “justification for more war.” The conservative blogosphere exploded this weekend and last night Chris Hayes issued a weak apology. Not only was this insulting...
  • NBC News President Steve Capus' 3 Ring Circus! [MSNBC Clowns]

    04/02/2012 10:34:04 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 6 replies
    TownHall Tipsheet ^ | 4-2-2012 | Gwilym McGrew
    As circus great P. T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." The latest sucker appears to be the #1 clown at NBC News, President Steve Capus, who keeps tripping on his over-sized clown shoes. Steve keeps falling in the sticky stuff left by the rogue circus elephants at MSNBC who force him to “Lean Forward” so far that he keeps doing face plants in front of millions of TV viewers. What a clown! Capus is the clown that hired Chelsea Clinton to work as a journalist because of her "vast experiences." That got the audience laughing for sure....
  • Spike Lee Silent After His Tweet Jeopardizes Elderly Couple's Lives

    03/28/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 89 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 3-28-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    “Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman” read the headline of an article yesterday in the Orlando Sentinel. Spike Lee’s twitter account went into Radio Silence yesterday morning after it was revealed he mistakenly tweeted to over 247,000 twitter followers the address of an elderly Florida couple instead of George Zimmerman’s address, the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Mr. Lee’s tweet resulted in hate mail, strangers dropping by, and other disturbances that panicked the couple who then fled from their home for fear of their lives. It remains to be seen...
  • Bill Maher & HBO Do Have A Sponsor - Cancel Time Warner Cable

    03/05/2012 10:55:57 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3-5-12 | joinedafterattack
    HBO is a Time Warner owned show. I just cancelled my Time Warner Cable TV and internet connection. Going with ATT which offers cable and internet. Spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Criminal Probe of Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office Heats Up

    02/16/2012 9:34:36 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 7 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 2-16-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    Some are calling Los Angeles County, “Chicago on the Pacific” given the corruption in multiple cities (Bell, Montebello, Compton, City of Los Angeles, etc., etc.,). And now some allege the actual tax base for the county (ONE TRILLION $$$ IN PROPERTY VALUE) is being leveraged for political gain as seen in an unfolding corruption investigation of the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office. More sources are coming forward on the Los Angeles County District Attorney criminal investigation into Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez’ office with emphasis on his lieutenants in what some are calling a “pay to play” crime. The...
  • LA County Assessor Criminal Probe; Prop Taxes Reduced for Campaign Contributor

    02/13/2012 9:46:55 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 7 replies · 1+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 2-11-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    Reporter Randy Economy reveals the existence of criminal allegations against LA County Assessor John Noguez to reduce the commercial property taxes of clients of longtime campaign contributor Encino businessman Ramin Salari. Assessor Noguez, who lacks a college degree, was elected in 2010 to manage the $1 Trillion LA Assessors office with strong political backing and support of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and California Assembly member Gil Cedillo. Villaraigosa and Cedillo supported Noguez even when confronted with facts about Noguez connections to one of the City of Bell’s indicted officials, ex Bell Councilman George Cole and other felons Noguez associates...
  • Saturday Night Live Skit to Highlight JFK Relations with Intern

    02/06/2012 9:59:46 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 2-6-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    We will see this skit next weekend, yes? Saturday night live Producer Lorne Michaels won’t just make fun of Republican Newt’s divorces but will joke about the recently revealed 18 month long affair President Kennedy had with 19 year old White House Intern Mimi Alford, right? I mean it’s just comedy folks, and politicians personal lives are fair game after all when a good laugh is needed. And drugs always add to good comedy scenes on Saturday Night Live so maybe they could parody the story about JFK “where he coerced her [the intern] to try the drug poppers.” Or,...
  • Will Democrats' History of Racial Bigotry Be a Problem For Barack Obama?

    02/01/2012 9:26:19 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 2-1-12 | Gwilym McGrew
    Odd question? Well yesterday Daniel Burke’s article in the Washington Post titled, “Will Mormons’ racial history be a problem for Mitt Romney?” tried to tarnish Romney with the brush of past discrimination in the Mormon priesthood. Burke states that “Until 1978, the LDS church banned men of African descent from its priesthood.” But if the actions of others in a group you belong to reflect on you then should Obama be tainted with the racial bigotry of the Democratic Party. For none other than Bull Connor was a Democrat and the history of many elected Democratic who were historically significant...
  • LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl will address Occupy LA at 11:00 am on TODAY, Nov 27th

    11/27/2011 12:37:23 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 4 replies
    LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl will address Occupy LA at 11:00 am on Sunday Nov 27th - Marcy Winograd Marcy Winograd, Ocean Park Neighborhood Association Board Member, just tweeted out the invitation 52 minutes ago. (Marcy, @marcywinograd, ran for Congress last year in CA-36). Rosendahl, we believe, is the FIRST AND MAYBE THE ONLY elected city representative to address Occupy Los Angeles in their encampment. Rosendahl will speak just hours before the planned midnight eviction. On Wednesday Nov 23rd the Occupy LA leadership invited the city leaders to speak. During that same meeting Occupy Los Angeles Leader Mario Brito told...
  • Occupy LA Meeting To Discuss Mayor's Offer to Decamp @5pm on West Steps of City Hall Today

    11/22/2011 12:51:02 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 14 replies
    Twitter account for @OccupyLA ^ | 11-22-11 | @OccupyLA
    Need LA Freepers to show up to block this vote by the Occupy LA General Assembly. How brave are you? Occupy Wall Street Los Angeles just tweeted the following invitation: “@OWSLosAngeles - Meeting at 5 PM on the west steps to discuss the deal the city is offering to try and get us off of the south lawn.” The Los Angeles Times reported early this morning: Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp, Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall. “…City officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City...
  • Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp

    11/22/2011 3:04:06 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 57 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
    The Los Angeles Times just reported: “Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city.” “City officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall.” Full Story & Details here: “Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp; Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.”
  • US Debt Clock will pass $15Trillion in 3 minutes

    11/16/2011 12:45:34 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 21 replies
    US Debt Clock ^ | 11-16-11 | usdebtclock
    US Debt Clock will pass $15Trillion in 3 minutes. Watch it flip
  • Meet the Marxist Running Occupy Los Angeles - Mario Brito

    10/24/2011 4:46:51 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-23-11 | WindowOnLA
    Meet the Marxist Running Occupy Los Angeles - Mario Brito. Mario Brito worked for the AFL-CIO's LiUna (The Laborers' International Union). His job title was "Organizer." According to the People's Weekly World (US Communist Party newspaper)... "Mario Brito attended the meeting of the National Board of the Communist Party USA in South Chicago." http://keywiki.org/index.php/Mario_Brito On March 9 2011 Mario Brito tweeted: "I liked a YouTube video -- Marxist Classes the LA experience" http://youtu.be/VZjBS88gpxw?a Mario tweets constantly about his attendance at The Los Angeles Workers' Center, also known as The Red house, or the Casa de Trabajadores. The Los Angeles Workers'...
  • Citizen Slams Occupy LA support by the Los Angeles City Council & Maria Elena Durazo

    10/22/2011 3:19:23 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-121-11 | WindowOnLA
    A citizen points out the unsafe conditions at Occupy Los Angeles, including code violations that the Los Angeles City Council is ignoring and allowing to recur in the illegal Occupy encampment at Los Angeles City Hall. In addition, the citizen points out that the man running the Occupy LA encampment is Marxist Mario Brito (more on him later). Also, the citizen says that Maria Elena Durazo, the Treasurer of the Los Angeles AFL-CIO holds the power in Los Angeles and highlights a photo of her at a Democratic Socialist of America meeting accepting an award from AFSCME Communist Jose LaLuz....
  • Occupy L.A. protesters plan to expand their encampment [LA Police Support Idea]

    10/20/2011 1:13:55 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 31 replies · 15+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Kate Linthicum
    Occupy L.A. protesters camped outside City Hall plan to expand their demonstration to other downtown city property, perhaps as early as Wednesday evening. [snip]
  • Los Angeles Faces $28 Million Costs Under Occupy Protest's Plan

    10/18/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 31 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10-18-11 | Chris Palmeri
    Los Angeles faces tens of million of dollars in additional borrowing costs after the City Council told anti-Wall Street protesters the city intends to cut ties with banks involved in financial wrongdoing, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana said. The city may have to pay $27.8 million in termination fees and replacement costs in just one program if it's prohibited from doing business with banks providing letters of credit for an infrastructure program, Santana said today in a memo to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city leaders. Additional debt service would cost $14.9 million a year if it has to refinance commercial...
  • VIDEO: Worlds Funniest "Occupy" Video!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/18/2011 9:49:41 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-18-11 | Windowonla
    Worlds Funniest "Occupy" Video - Occupy Los Angeles, OccupyLA - this short funny video speaks for itself.
  • VIDEO: Dem Mayor Pleads for Obama to Stop New Regulations

    10/18/2011 7:36:57 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10-18-11 | Town Hall
    Mayor Carolyn A. Kirk, Democrat Gloucester Massachusetts, pleads for President Obama to stop new regulations driving small businesses out of business. This Mayor "of the oldest fishing port in America" voted for Obama, went to his inauguration, and says she is now, "Losing Faith in Our Government." Kirk pleads for the President to get personally involved and stop the Commerce Department's overzealous enforcement of fishing regulations (something the Commerce Department Inspector General just slammed NOAA for) and the costly and burdensome regulations brought on by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new "Catch Shares" commercial fishing scheme. Kirk reiterates...
  • A Capitalist confronts the 99% at Occupy Los Angeles

    10/16/2011 8:15:52 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10-16-11 | Ari David
    The OccupyLA protesters call themselves the 99%. A self-described 1%'R, a Capitalist, wandered into the Occupy Los Angeles protest at City Hall one evening and confronted the protestors and answered questions that many of them had. Funny thing is, the protestors enjoyed the discussion with the capitalist and invited him back.
  • A Capitalist confronts the 99% at Occupy Los Angeles

    10/15/2011 4:42:10 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-14-11 | Windowonla
    The OccupyLA protesters call themselves the 99%. A self-described 1%'R, a Capitalist, wandered into the Occupy Los Angeles protest at City Hall one evening and confronted the protestors and answered questions that many of them had. Funny thing is, the protestors enjoyed the discussion with the capitalist and invited him back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr6di26NApU
  • Occupy Sesame Street [Picture at link]

    10/08/2011 9:48:22 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies
    Twitter Post ^ | 10-7-11 | Jane Wells
    99% of the worlds cookies are consumed by 1% of the monsters. http://twitpic.com/6wtp90
  • Maria Elena Durazo, Socialist, Profile on KeyWiki

    10/08/2011 9:21:41 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 6 replies
    KeyWiki ^ | 10-8-11 | KeyWiki
    Maria Elena Durazo is the "Godfather" of Southern California Democratic politics. Her involvement with the Socialist movement is worthy of remembering as she handpicks the Democrat candidates that rule Southern California. Witness the photo of Maria Elena Durazo receiving an award from Jose LaLuz of the Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Diane Feinstein Applauds Energy Department’s $535 Million Solyndra Loan

    09/08/2011 9:04:09 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 11 replies
    Senator Diane Feinstein Press Release ^ | September 4, 2009 | Senator Diane Feinstein
    - Solar manufacturing facility is expected to generate up to 3,000 clean energy jobs in Fremont, CA --- San Francisco, CA – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s decision to finalize a $535 million loan guarantee to a California-based solar company, Solyndra. The Department of Energy announced the initial selection of Solyndra as a conditional loan guarantee recipient in March and formalized the decision today at a ground-breaking ceremony in Fremont, California. “This is a major milestone for California’s solar industry,” Senator Feinstein said. “This federal loan guarantee of $535 million will enable Solyndra...
  • Italy is bound to default, but Spain may just get away without having to do so

    08/05/2011 2:32:04 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies
    The Centre for Economics and Business Research ^ | 8-4-11 | The Centre for Economics and Business Research
    Realistically, Italy is bound to default, but Spain may just get away without having to do so It is important to understand the different dynamics of the Italian and Spanish situations. We have modelled a ‘good’ outcome and a ‘bad outcome’ for both to see if they are likely to be able to stave off default, flexing growth rates and borrowing costs. For Spain, even the bad outcome has the debt GDP ratio remaining no higher than 75%. This depends, though, on the banks not being forced to take major capital losses on their property portfolios and therefore no additional...
  • Gold Has Doubled Since Anthony Weiner Complained About Glenn Beck Pushing Gold

    07/14/2011 1:25:04 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-14-11 | Anthony Weiner
    Gold Has Doubled Since Anthony Weiner Complained About Glenn Beck Pushing Gold. Gold was $1,175, now $1,586. A 50% increase
  • Hateful Woman? Lindsey Piscitell and Story Against Glenn Beck

    06/29/2011 2:05:17 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 40 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6-29-11 | Joe Rowdy
    I am not surprised by this story, as it fits their template. The hateful ones, like Lindsey Piscitell tell stories that can't be substantiated, and when closely examined, they always fall apart. From Scott Baker on the Blaze. Who is the hatemonger in this one? Woman Seated Near Beck at Movie Claims Innocence...But What Does Twitter Tell Us... On Tuesday, Glenn Beck told his radio and TV audiences how he and his family were harassed during an outing to an outdoor movie in New York City’s Bryant Park. The account involves people shouting nasty things and even a cup of...
  • California campaign watchdog investigates Bell police union & Leo Briones

    06/17/2011 12:14:21 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
    California campaign watchdog investigates Bell police union & Leo Briones. The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating whether the Bell police union used campaign materials that showed officers in uniform, which would violate state law. The state Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating whether the Bell police union violated state law in the March election, when voters in the scandal-battered town swept the last remaining City Council members out of office. The state panel is examining whether the Bell Police Officers Assn. distributed campaign literature showing officers in uniform, a violation of state law. The commission could fine the...
  • Union: Costa Mesa brought Wisconsin to California [Berardino"GATE"]

    05/19/2011 7:46:59 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5-19-11 | Editorial
    They've brought Wisconsin to California. That's what Orange County Employees Association general manager Nick Berardino told attendees a few weeks ago at the California Democratic Party convention, referring to efforts by the Costa Mesa City Council to curb its public employee costs and rising pension liabilities. The battle for fiscal sanity in Costa Mesa is about to intensify with the union poised to strike, but the city should stay the course, even in the face of tremendous opposition. Costa Mesa officials have projected a $5.1 million budget deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year. As the council continues to enact reforms,...
  • Busted… AFL-CIO Official Admits to “Intercepting” Emails of Political Opponents (Video)

    05/17/2011 9:36:04 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-17-11 | Ari David
    Enter Nick Berardino, the AFL-CIO’s General Manager of the Orange County Employees Union; the stereotypical “thug” that speaks of his Italian heritage and jokes about showing up at Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh’s home’s when upset with him, “and I don’t want to go there to deliver cannoli and a little bit of wine.” Mr. Berardino it seems, not only likes to joke about these physical taunts but apparently likes to “intercept” other people’s email in an effort to know all the covert moves of his opponents. That’s what he told an audience recently - “We have intercepted...
  • Berardino"GATE", AFL-CIO's Nick Berardino Admits to Intercepting Emails. Art Pulaski Got Memos

    05/17/2011 6:50:35 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5-17-11 | Ari David
    VIDEO AT LINK.... A recurring theme at the California Democrat Convention in Sacramento two weeks ago was the idea that the full weight of the state’s organized labor apparatus must come together to battle “Union Busting Wisconsin” tactics in the small Orange County City of Costa Mesa. You see, the Costa Mesa City Council has put labor on notice it intends to outsource city functions in an effort to dig out of their $221 million CalPERS pension deficit and avoid insolvency due to historic bloated pensions & benefits. Bloomberg News has even called Costa Mesa “Ground Zero on Costs of...
  • Vanity: Waiting for Code Pink To Condem Bin Laden Killing

    05/01/2011 8:45:27 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 18 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4-1-11 | joinedafterattack
    Just a mater of time before they do.
  • VIDEO: Los Angeles & NY Union Teachers Explain How to Push Marxism in the Classroom

    04/20/2011 12:03:56 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 18, 2011 | eagfoundation
    Sarah Knopp, a Los Angeles teachers union leader (in the Tax the Rich shirt) and Megan Behrent a New York City teacher affiliated with the International Socialist Organization, explain how to push Marxism in the public school classroom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDeXhmTz_0M&feature=channel_video_title
  • California Commission's plan rolls back pensions for current workers

    02/24/2011 4:30:58 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee - The State Worker ^ | 2-24-11 | Sacramento Bee
    The bipartisan Little Hoover Commission recommended today that California state and local governments roll back pensions for existing employees, dump guaranteed retirement payouts and put more of the pension burden on workers. Although any attempt to reduce pensions for current workers would prompt a legal battle, the commission says that public pension funds are in such dire financial straits that they'll never right themselves by reducing benefits for new hires. The recommendation would not affect current retirees. Click here to read the commission's 106-page report. The most controversial Hoover proposal would allow state and local governments to freeze existing employee...
  • STAND WITH SCOTT Website Launched. His Fireside Chat Is On Their Now.

    02/22/2011 6:49:47 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 26 replies
    StandWithWalker.com ^ | 2-22-11 | Scott Walker
    Wisconsin is in a state of fiscal emergency and faces a $3.6 billion deficit. Governor Scott Walker has a plan that would spur economic growth and balance the budget without raising taxes. His proposal asks state government employees to join with taxpayers and modestly contribute to their own retirement and health care. Scott's budget is a win-win for all Wisconsin citizens. Approval of the plan would not only save the state money, but it would allow the state to avoid massive layoffs. Under Scott's plan, government employees would contribute 5.8% of their salary toward their pensions and 12.6% to the...