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  • Woman, 77, says she was pressured into buying car

    12/01/2009 9:08:37 AM PST · by PressurePoint · 13 replies · 1,386+ views
    My Way News ^ | November 30, 2009 | Des Moines Register
    <p>Audrey McKnight says she only wanted an oil change when she steered her 2006 Hyundai Sonata into a Clive auto dealership last month.</p>
  • Senator Targets Radio Marti In 'Spotlight On Spending'

    11/24/2009 12:25:04 PM PST · by PressurePoint · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Radio Ink ^ | November 23, 2009 | Radio Ink
    Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) has launched a "Spotlight on Spending" series to highlight items in his Control Spending Now Act, which includes 40 items that, the senator says, will reduce the government deficit by more than half a trillion dollars. The first provision featured by Feingold's press office is Radio Marti, launched in 1983 to broadcast 24 hours of programming designed to undermine the Castro regime. TV Marti debuted in 1990. Both are operated by the Office of Cuba Broadcasting under the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Feingold's office cites Radio and TV Marti as wasteful, among other reasons, because their...
  • Gibbs: 8 Percent of Americans Don't Know Hawaii Is a State

    08/12/2009 3:27:22 PM PDT · by PressurePoint · 65 replies · 2,858+ views ^ | Aug. 12, 2009 | Fox News
    "I did see a poll yesterday where 8% of the people said they didn't know if Hawaii was, or weren't sure if Hawaii was, a state." Video
  • Republicans lambast Obama for backing Zelaya

    07/11/2009 9:52:33 AM PDT · by PressurePoint · 8 replies · 542+ views ^ | Republicans lambast Obama for backing Zelaya Jul 10 08:42 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    Republican lawmakers have slammed US President Barack Obama for branding Honduras' political upheaval a "coup," saying he was aligning himself with leftist Latin American leaders. Republican lawmakers said Obama's reaction to President Manuel Zelaya's ouster had placed the US in line with the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. "By calling this a coup and by early statements insisting on the reinstatement of Mr Zelaya, the administration now stands with the likes of (Hugo) Chavez, (Evo) Morales and (Daniel) Ortega, and not with the Honduran people," Republican Connie Mack said during a hearing by a panel of the House Foreign...
  • A Bold Fresh Piece of Haha

    06/03/2009 4:52:33 PM PDT · by PressurePoint · 6 replies · 509+ views ^ | 5:23 PM on Wed Jun 3 2009 | Hamilton Nolan
    These posters were plastered over some Faile art in an unidentified city: "Kill Bill: A Roaring Rampage of Revenge. The Feel Good Movie of the Year." Bill: ranting about these on air will only add to their powers of attraction.
  • Another 'Black Man Did It' Hoax Sparks Outrage

    06/02/2009 1:54:17 PM PDT · by PressurePoint · 23 replies · 1,062+ views ^ | Tuesday, June 02, 2009 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA — It's an old lie, claiming that The Black Man Did It.But it was trotted out again last week when a white mother from suburban Philadelphia said two black men snatched her and her 9-year-old daughter from their SUV and abducted them in the trunk of a black Cadillac. Blacks across the country were outraged after Bonnie Sweeten was found in a luxury hotel at Disney World. Authorities quickly unraveled the hoax, but not before an Amber Alert, frantic searches and national news coverage that played into images of marauding black men. Racial boundaries are slowly dissolving in America,...
  • Coal CEO calls environmentalists crazy

    11/25/2008 11:20:14 PM PST · by PressurePoint · 42 replies · 2,440+ views
    Williamson Daily News ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:12 AM EST | JULIA ROBERTS GOAD
    Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, the fourth largest coal company in the country, blasted politics and the press, comparing Charleston Gazette Editor James. A. Haught to Osama Bin Laden Thursday evening when he addressed the Tug Valley Mining Institute in Williamson. “It is as great a pleasure for me to be criticized by the communists and the atheists of the Charleston Gazette as to be applauded by my best friends,” he said. “Because I know they are wrong. People are cowering away from being criticized by people that are our enemies. Would we be upset if Osama Bin Laden...
  • Obama: Auto Executives 'Tone Deaf' to Concerns of Ordinary Americans

    11/25/2008 8:23:00 PM PST · by PressurePoint · 24 replies · 633+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2008 |
    CHICAGO -- President-elect Barack Obama doesn't think much of big-business executives' ability to relate to the common man, especially in the wake of congressional testimony by the chiefs of Detroit's Big Three. "Well, I thought maybe they're a little tone deaf to what's happening in America right now," Obama told ABC's Barbara Walters in interview excerpts released by the network. "And this has been a chronic problem, not just for the auto industry." The heads of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler drew fire last week for flying to Washington in separate corporate jets to ask Congress for federal assistance for...
  • Lower-Income Users Boost Sales of Apple's iPhone (file under: Bush starves families)

    10/31/2008 12:26:49 PM PDT · by PressurePoint · 27 replies · 559+ views
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:33PM EDT | NewsFactor
    A new study reports that the strongest growth in purchases of Apple's iPhones comes from those earning less than the median household income According to the digital-media research firm comScore, iPhone adoption since June soared 48 percent among those earning $25,000 to $50,000 annually, and by 46 percent among those earning between $25,000 to $75,000. Under $25,000, the growth rate was 16 percent.
  • Washington Times kicked off Obama plane

    10/31/2008 11:53:11 AM PDT · by PressurePoint · 29 replies · 1,261+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 31, 2008 | Tom Ramstack
    DEVELOPING STORY: The Washington Times, N.Y. Post and Dallas Morning News -- three newspapers that recently endorsed John McCain -- have been kicked off Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's plane in the final days of his campaign. The Obama campaign informed The Washington Times Thursday evening of its decision, which came two days after The Times editorial page endorsed Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama. The Times editorial page runs completely independent of the news department. "This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama's campaign, traveling on his...
  • Obama awarded Illinois grants to relative's group (not to mention Bernardine Dohrn's group)

    10/13/2008 9:17:36 PM PDT · by PressurePoint · 7 replies · 399+ views
    AP via Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Mon, Oct. 06, 2008 | Christopher Wills
    As a state senator, Democrat Barack Obama awarded $75,000 in government grants to a Chicago social service organization led by a rabbi who is also his wife's cousin, records show. In 1999, Obama arranged for $50,000 for adult literacy and counseling services offered on Chicago's South Side by a group called Blue Gargoyle. A $25,000 grant for the group's youth services followed the next year. Link
  • Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis? (YouTube Pulls Video)

    10/01/2008 12:24:30 AM PDT · by PressurePoint · 14 replies · 1,191+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 30, 2008 | TheMouthPeace
    Warner Music Group had this video pulled off of YouTube. I'm reposting it's new location. The "offending" music has been removed. Not sure what excuse YouTube will find to pull it now. How this fiasco came to be

    09/29/2008 12:19:41 AM PDT · by PressurePoint · 23 replies · 695+ views ^ | 5:57 p.m. EDT Sept. 28, 2008 | MarketWatch
    I. Stabilizing the EconomyII. Homeownership PreservationIII. Taxpayer ProtectionIV. No Windfalls for ExecutivesV. Strong OversightLink
  • Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial mess

    09/28/2008 1:46:40 AM PDT · by PressurePoint · 23 replies · 920+ views
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | September 24, 2008
  • Freddie Mac paid 15K a month to McCain aide's firm (Yahoo! bias leads MSM)

    09/23/2008 11:52:22 PM PDT · by PressurePoint · 15 replies · 297+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Tue Sep 23, 11:03 PM ET | Pete Yost
    The lobbying firm of John McCain's campaign manager was paid $15,000 a month for several years until last month by one of two housing companies taken over by the federal government, a person familiar with the financial arrangement said Tuesday night. That money from Freddie Mac to the firm of Rick Davis was on top of more than $30,000 a month that went directly to Davis for five years starting in 2000. The $30,000 a month came from both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the other housing entity now under government control because of the crisis in the financial markets....