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  • Kim Jong-il’s Real Name was Yuri Irsenovich Kim

    12/28/2011 12:10:08 PM PST · by RockinRight · 34 replies · 8+ views
    Today I Found Out ^ | 12/19/2011
    Kim Jong-Il was born Yuri Irsenovich Kim. His official biography states that he was born on a sacred mountain (Baekdu Mountain, the legendary birthplace of Korea’s first kingdom) on February 16, 1942, where his father was serving in a secret military base, attempting to overthrow the Japanese. Further, it states that his birth was marked by a double rainbow over the mountain, a new star appearing in the sky, and, before his birth, a swallow foretold his coming. Besides the obvious parts of this that aren’t true, he also was not born on Baekdu Mountain in 1942, but rather was...
  • Barack Obama Would Lose All 12 Swing States Today, Poll Says

    12/13/2011 7:08:23 AM PST · by RockinRight · 94 replies
    A survey of 12 swing states that Barack Obama carried in 2008 now finds the president losing to both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich there. USA Today-Gallup -- polling registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin -- found Obama trailing Romney 43-48, and Gingrich 45-48. Because Obama is expected to hold the big states of California, New York and Illinois, he maintains a popular-vote advantage nationwide, where he leads Gingrich 50-44, and edges Romney 47-46. But the Electoral College math would deliver the White House to Republicans if...
  • ***VANITY ALERT*** Why Bother? Nobody is good enough! That's what Freepers tell me!

    10/12/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 111 replies
    10/12/2011 | Me
    I've been convinced by Freepers the last few months that every single GOP Presidential candidate is an insufferable crony RINO who is a stalking horse for someone else. They're all horrible, globalist, illegal-pandering, flip flopping, Muslim pandering, Pizza Making, Fed-Loving, Gold-Hating, Neocon, Unintelligent morons, none of them are good enough, and they're all going to lose to Obama by 99 points. I guess there's no reason to go on anymore...
  • Gene Simmons declares Rick Perry the next president

    08/18/2011 8:29:35 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2011 | Chris Goodknow
    <p>While many Republicans are still trying to decide which GOP candidate they will support in the primary season, KISS rocker Gene Simmons has already fired his “love gun” at the race’s newest candidate.</p> <p>In two tweets yesterday afternoon, the ostentatious singer predicted that Texas Governor Rick Perry will win the presidency in 2012. While not providing any specific reasoning or argument behind his bold prediction, Simmons touted his previous record of confirmed electoral predictions as undeniable proof that he would be right again.</p>
  • The Sector Financial Balances Model of Aggregate Demand (Deficits vs. Private Savings)

    08/06/2011 7:38:07 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 8 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | 07/18/2009 | Scott Fullwiler
    OK, just go to the link. It's mostly based on Paul Krugman's data (yeah, I know), so its suspect, but the jist of it is that if the government runs a surplus, it's on the back of the private sector, who will have a negative savings and investment rate as a result. Is this true, and, if so, is it possible to have a surplus and shrinking national debt with a growing economy that saves money? Hoping someone who understands this better than me can explain it.
  • Is Sarah Palin Bachmann's Goldwater?

    06/29/2011 8:32:43 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/21/2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is Bachmannia replacing Obamamania? Has Sarah Palin elected Michele Bachmann? Have liberals who spent the better part of the last three years scornfully pouring vitriol on Sarah Palin helped Minnesota Congresswoman Bachmann -- like Palin an attractive conservative working mother of five (don't forget the 23 foster kids) from the American working class -- to a place on the GOP ticket instead? In one of the more delicious ironies in the history of presidential politics? After all this time of insisting Palin was (pick one) "profoundly stupid" (MSNBC's Chris Matthews), "dumb as a brick" (Young Turk's Cenk Uygur, now with...
  • Can the GOP overcome the buyer's remorse? (Vanity)

    06/02/2011 8:47:29 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 59 replies · 1+ views
    06/02/2010 | Rockinright
    Disclaimer: This isn't about Palin, or Cain, or Romney, etc...it's about the GOP brand and it's standing among the voters that decide all elections: The politically illiterate swing voters. Hear me out...it seems that a fairly large number of recently elected governors have popularity ratings in the toilet right now: Kasich (OH), Walker (WI), and Scott (FL), three important states next fall. I know polls don't mean much this far out, but it bothers me that there is this pattern developing where the mushy middle is mad at conservatives and Republicans FOR DOING EXACTLY WHAT THEY PROMISED. Same for the...
  • Vanity - would a Capital Gains Tax elimination crash the markets or cause them to surge?

    05/03/2011 7:41:06 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 38 replies
    self | 05/03/2011 | Self
    I was thinking about various tax reforms and asked myself: If we eliminate the capital gains tax, would it hurt or help the economy as a whole, and the financial markets themselves? I'm looking for some opinions. Since there is no specific proposal I guess this is a vanity. On one hand, if eliminating the tax would cause a mass sell-off, it could crash the Dow. On the other hand, if it simply meant people would sell off stocks they've made healthy gains in to immediately buy other investments, it could either wash or have a positive effect. It may...
  • Trump: I’d like to run as a Republican, but... (misleading headline alert)

    04/14/2011 2:10:46 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 14 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 04/14/2011 | Rick Karlin
    New-minted birther, real estate developer and reality-show host Donald Trump continued his flirtation with a White House run Thursday, saying he’d love to run as a Republican, but he wouldn’t rule out running as an independent if he had too. “It’s not the case that it would be nothing,” he told Talk 1300′s Fred Dicker, who asked him if would only run on the GOP line. “It’s not something that I want to do. I want to run as a Republican. I don’t want to run as an independent,” he said later, adding he believes he could beat President Barack...
  • Should We Split CA into Two States? (Vanity)

    10/27/2010 11:49:18 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 60 replies
    10/27/2010 | Myself
    CA is a basketcase. Full of liberals and freaks. Or is it? If you take out the strip from LA to San Francisco, it's a state as conservative as Arizona. As I posted in another thread, CA is in danger of default, esp. if Gov. Moonbeam is elected next week.I propose splitting CA into 2 new states, as I show below. Note I use red for Communist West California, and blue for Free East California.
  • USA Federal, Navy Federal credit unions to merge

    09/28/2010 1:48:55 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 7 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 09/13/2010 | Travis J. Tritten
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan – The financially troubled USA Federal Credit Union will merge with Navy Federal Credit Union -- a larger competitor that also serves U.S. military bases in the Pacific -- both credit unions said Tuesday. San Diego-based USA Federal, which operates 11 branches in Japan and South Korea and eight in southern California, said recently that it was considering mergers after being rocked by bad mortgages and the global economic recession. Its branches will become part of the Navy Federal network Oct. 1, pending approval by the National Credit Union Administration, according to a joint news release....
  • Maryland Governor: Ehrlich 47%, O’Malley 46%

    07/12/2010 7:03:09 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 07/12/2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    The race for governor of Maryland remains a close one, with incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republican challenger Bob Ehrlich in a virtual tie again this month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Maryland finds Ehrlich with 47% support to O’Malley’s 46%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided. As expected, the rematch of the 2006 race has been close from the start and has been getting even closer as time goes on. In February, O’Malley led 49% to 43%, but by April it was a closer 47% to 44%....
  • Maryland Governor: Ehrlich (R) 45%, O’Malley (D) 45%

    06/12/2010 9:40:49 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 30 replies · 561+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 06/09/2010
    Just like in 2006, the rematch between Republican Bob Ehrlich and Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley is proving to be a close one, at least early on. The two men are now tied, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state. O'Malley earns 45% of the vote, as does his GOP opponent whom he took the governorship away from in the previous contest. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and another five percent (5%) are undecided. This race, as expected, has been close from the start. In February, O’Malley led Ehrlich in a...
  • Election 2010: Ohio Governor (Kasich back up 47-42)

    06/08/2010 2:26:47 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 8 replies · 47+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 06/07/2010
    After two months of running essentially even, Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland lost some ground this month, restoring Republican John Kasich’s modest lead in Ohio’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio shows Kasich picking up 47% support, while Strickland earns 42%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. In April and May, the candidates were essentially even. Prior to that time, Kasich had consistently held modest leads over Strickland. Since December, Kasich’s support has remained in the narrow range of 46% to 49%. During that...
  • House GOP calls for Fannie, Freddie phase out

    03/19/2010 2:25:57 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/19/2010 | Reporting by Nancy Waitz; Editing by Andrea Ricci and Leslie Adler
    WASHINGTON Republicans in the House of Representatives on Friday recommended the country's top two mortgage finance companies, the recipients of a massive government bailout during the height of the financial crisis, be phased out in four years in order to restore stability to the housing market. The House Republicans offered five goals to guide the overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were chartered by Congress with a mandate to provide liquidity to the U.S. housing market but are privately held by shareholders. The goals include reestablishing a housing finance market in which private capital is the primary source...
  • Citi, JPMorgan, Capital One bid for Chevy Chase: sources

    11/20/2008 12:12:26 PM PST · by RockinRight · 23 replies · 1,249+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/20/2008 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (C.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N) are among the final bidders for Chevy Chase Bank, a Bethesda, Maryland, lender, sources familiar with the matter said. Other banks that looked at Chevy Chase include SunTrust Banks Inc (STI.N) and BB&T Corp (BBT.N), one source said. Chevy Chase has $11.4 billion of deposits and 292 branches, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp website. "The key thing with that bank is that the asset side is not very attractive, but the deposit side is incredibly valuable because it is in...
  • VANITY - Play Along! MSM University Class Schedule

    11/01/2008 8:18:12 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 9 replies · 308+ views
    self | 11/01/2008 | RockinRight
    Just thought we could have some fun today. Try to think of creative, college-like class names that you'd see at a university run by the MSM. Come to think of it, I think most of our universities ARE extensions of the DNC and MSM...
  • **VANITY** Where are the McCain ads?

    10/14/2008 8:08:11 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 51 replies · 1,076+ views
    Vanity | 10/14/2008 | RockinRight
    My wife and myself have noticed in the DC, Baltimore, and Boston media markets, tons of Obama ads and almost NO McCain ads. Virginia and New Hampshire are both up for grabs. Another friend in the Philly media market has noticed the same thing there. Why isn't McCain running any TV ads? Youtube ain't gonna cut it!
  • Rape charge dropped against Poison drummer

    07/01/2008 10:18:54 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 3 replies · 62+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/01/08 | CHRIS TALBOTT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A rape charge against Rikki Rockett has been dropped after authorities determined that the Poison drummer was not in the state at the time of the alleged crime. Authorities say they are now looking for a man with a history of passing himself off as a rock musician to pick up women. Rockett was accused of raping a woman at a central Mississippi casino in September 2007 and arrested in March. The Neshoba County district attorney's office confirmed Tuesday that the charges were dropped. Rockett said he was in California when the rape was alleged. "I was...
  • Excitement about Obama Spreads Around the World (major barf-fest)

    06/05/2008 4:48:50 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 17 replies · 100+ views
    AP ^ | June 4, 2008 | JILL LAWLESS
    LONDON (AP) - Excitement about Barack Obama emerged as a global phenomenon Wednesday as commentators and citizens around the world welcomed the news that he had sealed the Democratic presidential nomination. The excitement was less about Obama's foreign policies—which remain vague on many fronts—than a sense that the candidacy of a black American with relatives in Africa and childhood friends in Asia marks a historic moment. Michael Cox, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics, said Obama's win "has sent out a lot of positive signals around the world." "He has a very appealing persona—elegant, fluent,...
  • Journey hire cover band singer as new frontman

    03/26/2008 6:35:13 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 34 replies · 744+ views
    NME ^ | 12-06-2007
    Legendary rockers Journey have hired a Filipino fan to front the band after parting ways with Jeff Scott Soto earlier this year. The band discovered Arnel Pineda, from Quezon City in the Philippines via YouTube, when they saw footage of him singing Journey songs in his homeland with his band The Zoo. Original frontman Steve Perry was replaced in 1998 with Steve Augeri who was forced to leave the band due to health problems. But Pineda almost missed his dream job after initially assuming emails from guitarist Neal Schon were a hoax. “My friend Noel picked up the message on...
  • The AMA is pushing Socialized Medicine...

    02/02/2008 7:19:03 PM PST · by RockinRight · 14 replies · 73+ views
    2/2/08 | RockinRight
    Has anyone seen these commercials run by the AMA about the "1 in 7 uninsured" saying "Sarah can't fall down...because she's one of the 1 in 7 uninsured..." then saying "vote with this in mind..."
  • Why the GOP is in Shambles (Vanity)

    01/25/2008 7:35:34 AM PST · by RockinRight · 45 replies · 133+ views
    01/25/08 | RockinRight
    A few thoughts on what has happened to the GOP, and why the definition of conservatism is changing. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan formed the coalition of various types of conservatism and united us together under a big, but not too big, tent. You had the Barry Goldwater conservatives. Small government, free-market economics, Federalist, eliminate the Dept. of Education and welfare, leave us the hell alone, etc. You had the Rockefeller Republicans, who were never totally happy with Reagan, but as long as big business was at least treated respectfully, they were happy enough. You had the newest part of...
  • Browns Can Clinch Playoff Berth Sunday

    12/12/2007 8:21:52 AM PST · by RockinRight · 14 replies · 298+ views
    Canton Repository ^ | 12/10/2007 | Steve Doerschuk
    BEREA Page 33 of the 2007 NFL Fact and Record book doesn’t quite say, “Attention, Browns: Beat Buffalo, or your season could be toast.’’ It might as well. Listed on that page are NFL postseason tie-breaking procedures. If the Bills win at Cleveland Sunday, both they and the Browns will be 8-6. If both Cleveland and Buffalo then win out to finish at 10-6 — and the second wild-card spot comes down to one of them — tiebreaker No. 1 for two clubs not in the same division would kick in: “Head to head, if applicable.’’ Being applicable, the term...
  • Vocalist Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot Found Dead in Vegas

    11/26/2007 8:25:04 AM PST · by RockinRight · 72 replies · 724+ views
    Huliq.com ^ | 11/26/2007
    Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday. Friends reportedly went to his home and found the singer. The musician was 52. DuBrow started the heavy metal band Dubrow in 1980 and later changed the name to Quiet Riot. The group released an album “Mental Health” that took them to the top of the charts. They were the first metal band to receive number one status on their debut album. Their latest album “Rehab” was released in 2006. Most recently, the group performed in July at glam metal festival “Rocklahoma” and at...
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson winning games, receivers' confidence

    11/26/2007 8:16:58 AM PST · by RockinRight · 23 replies · 73+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 11/26/2007 | Mary Kay Cabot
    Quarterback Derek Anderson keeps pushing the Browns toward the playoffs. With the 27-17 victory Sunday over the Texans, Anderson improved to 7-3 on the season and went over .500 for his career at 7-6. "He's a money player, that's what I call him," said receiver Braylon Edwards. "He made some tremendous throws, especially to Kellen [Winslow]. He calls them seeds and threw a couple of seeds to Kellen. He threaded it through some coverage and the ball was just right there. Kellen just had to stick his hands out." Anderson fired some laser shots into double and triple coverage, including...
  • Study: Black pessimism worst since 1980s

    11/13/2007 7:25:32 PM PST · by RockinRight · 59 replies · 115+ views
    AP via MSN.com ^ | 11/14/2007 | AP
    Blacks increasingly less certain about racial progress in America WASHINGTON - Growing numbers of blacks say they’re worse off than five years ago and don’t expect their lives to improve, a study released Tuesday shows. Black pessimism about racial progress in America, according to the study, is the worst it’s been in more than two decades. The survey by the Pew Research Center, a Washington-based research organization, paints a mixed picture of race relations following Hurricane Katrina and the Jena Six case, in which six black teens were charged with beating a white student at a high school in the...
  • Smaller Food Portions May Explain The 'French Paradox' Of Rich Foods And A Svelte Population

    09/11/2007 6:50:54 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 25 replies · 451+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2003 | University of Pennsylvania
    Science Daily — PHILADELPHIA -- The "French paradox" -- the perplexing disconnect between France's rich cuisine and slender population -- can be explained in part by portions that are significantly smaller in French restaurants and supermarkets than in their American counterparts. So say researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and CNRS in Paris, who compared the size of restaurant meals, single-serve foods and cookbook portions on both sides of the Atlantic. "The French paradox is only a paradox if one assumes that dietary fat is the major cause of obesity and cardiovascular disease," said Paul Rozin, professor of psychology at...
  • Arundel issues order on migrants (Anne Arundel County, MD)

    08/17/2007 6:16:27 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 57 replies · 1,558+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/17/2007 | Justin Fenton
    Anne Arundel County officials said they will sever ties with government contractors that employ illegal immigrants, wading into controversial territory that has prompted lawsuits in other jurisdictions across the country. County Executive John R. Leopold issued an executive order this week that will require businesses to sign an affidavit swearing they do not employ people living in the country illegally. Evidence that a company has hired illegal immigrants would constitute a "material breach of contract," allowing the county to drop the contractor from the job. Leopold said the federal government "hypocritically" tolerates such practices, but Anne Arundel will not. "Any...
  • Minnesota Overreacts to Mortgage Abuse (Oops, I Think the Baby Was in That Bucket)

    07/27/2007 7:34:04 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 61 replies · 1,624+ views
    In one of the biggest overreactions to mortgage lending problems, the State of Minnesota has passed legislation outlawing stated income mortgages. On April 20, the state legislature passed House File 1004 and Senate File 988 aimed at limiting abusive home lending practices. But did they go too far? Oops, I Think the Baby Was in That Bucket Requiring that borrowers must now document income and assets for all loans on primary residences and 2nd homes, the law prohibits the use of any Stated Income, No Ratio, No Doc, & No Income/No Asset loan. In other words, the only way a...
  • Stop Setting Alarms on My Biological Clock

    07/19/2007 6:23:34 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 94 replies · 882+ views
    Newsweek via MSNBC ^ | 07/19/2007 | Carrie Friedman
    July 23, 2007 issue - I am at a party chatting with a woman I know slightly. As her young son squirms out of her embrace, she slips her hand under my shirt. She's not getting fresh with me. She's touching my tummy with her cold hand and asking me, in a concerned voice, "Why aren't you pregnant yet?" I smile, break free from her touch, and head to the food table to fill said empty belly with her brat's birthday cake. I love children and definitely plan on having them. Maternal instinct is oozing out of my pores: I've...
  • Elect Susie Flynn (prepubescent brainwashed socialist larva for President?)

    07/09/2007 7:47:17 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 40 replies · 1,200+ views
    Young girl running for President to "insure the 9 million uninsured children in America..." Get a load of this site. I don't know whether to yell at the kid, feel sorry for her, or take her aside and explain the Constitution to her and admire her for her concern.
  • Vegan couple sentenced to life over baby's death

    05/09/2007 12:31:18 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 85 replies · 3,684+ views
    AP via MSN ^ | 05/09/07
    <p>ATLANTA - A vegan couple were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the death of their malnourished 6-week-old baby boy, who was fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice.</p> <p>Superior Court Judge L.A. McConnell imposed the mandatory sentences on Jade Sanders, 27, and Lamont Thomas, 31. Their son, Crown Shakur, weighed just 3 1/2 pounds when he died of starvation on April 25, 2004.</p>
  • Poison Announces 'POISON'D! 2007' Summer Tour Dates

    05/04/2007 9:16:35 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 21 replies · 803+ views
    Poison will hit more than 50 U.S. cities this summer on their "POISON'D! 2007" tour. The national tour, with RATT and special guest White Lion joining Poison for most of the dates, rolls out on June 13 in Greenville, SC, with stops in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Washington, DC and other major tour markets across the country. Poison's new studio album, POISON'D!, will be released June 5 on CD and digitally by EMI America Records/Capitol. Featuring Poison's original members, POISON'D! presents the band's first new studio recordings since 2002's Hollyweird. Since Poison's 1986 debut, Look...
  • Snowfall Puts Chill on Spring Blossoms

    04/08/2007 1:19:04 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 20 replies · 754+ views
    Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal ^ | 04/06/07 | Jim Carney
    Ohio peaches and cherries could be lost after icy snap freezes flowering fruit trees In the same week Northeast Ohio welcomed record-breaking spring heat, the daffodils were drooping in the snow Thursday, and the peach and cherry crops were in jeopardy. The scene at Furnace Run Metro Park's Daffodil Trail looked like a white battlefield, with flaccid yellow-headed flowers slumped like wounded soldiers. At his orchard on South Arlington Road in Green, Charles Dunlap worried about the April blossoms on a dozen peach trees and hoped his 1,800 apple trees would come out of the cold snap without much damage....
  • State school-tax hike coming? (Ted Strickland already going back on his word)

    02/21/2007 9:54:14 AM PST · by RockinRight · 20 replies · 625+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Ted Strickland would consider going to the ballot to ask for a tax increase to fund schools if other options for improving the state’s education outlook fail, the Democrat said Thursday. During a speech to Ohio newspaper editors, Strickland said he believes Ohioans could support higher school taxes if they knew exactly what it would buy. He said it would not go against his statements about not raising taxes in the budget he is introducing in March if the question is put to the people. “The people would be the deciders, would they not, if...
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- "Guilty Pleasures" Thread (January 19 - 21, 2007,)

    01/19/2007 4:07:15 PM PST · by RockinRight · 447 replies · 3,349+ views
    01/19/07 | RockinRight and Hoodlum91
    Hi folks! Tonight's thread topic...*drumroll*Guilty Pleasures!
  • Indianapolis: Most affordable U.S. housing market (Four of the Top Ten are in Ohio)

    12/21/2006 9:57:51 AM PST · by RockinRight · 65 replies · 2,296+ views
    Indianapolis led all U.S. cities in housing affordability during the third quarter, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It was the fifth straight quarter that Indianapolis was the most affordable major housing market in the United States. Nationally, according to NAHB President David Pressly, 40.4 percent of all new and existing homes sold during the third quarter were affordable to families earning the median U.S. income of $59,600. That means more than half the nation had too little income to buy a median priced home. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing...
  • AirTran expected to make hostile bid for Midwest

    12/18/2006 10:10:25 AM PST · by RockinRight · 8 replies · 616+ views
    Daily Sentinel ^ | 12/13/2006 | RUSSELL GRANTHAM, DAVE HIRSCHMAN
    AirTran Airways is expected today to announce a $288 million hostile takeover bid for Midwest Airlines in what would be the first major acquisition by an American discount carrier. AirTran is making a run at quirky Midwest — long known for its roomy leather seats and chocolate chip cookies baked on board — after two previous offers were rebuffed by Midwest management, according to people familiar with AirTran's plans. If successful, AirTran would gain a second major hub, Milwaukee, and some redemption after its unsuccessful bid in 2004 to obtain enough gates to establish a hub at Chicago's Midway airport....
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- (December 8-10, 2006) Christmas Traditions

    12/08/2006 3:34:16 PM PST · by RockinRight · 312 replies · 2,030+ views
    12/08/2006 | RockinRight and Hoodlum91
  • Villanova U. locked down after shooting

    12/06/2006 11:54:31 AM PST · by RockinRight · 15 replies · 1,647+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/06/06
    VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova University was locked down for several hours after a suspected prowler fired shots at police and escaped early Wednesday, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Police searched the campus in the affluent Philadelphia suburb with infrared cameras, police dogs and a state helicopter but failed to locate the shooter, authorities said. Police had received reports of the prowler around 3:15 a.m. and he shot at them when they attempted to question him, authorities said. He later fired on more officers arriving as backup. Police called off the search at Villanova around 10:20 a.m., and classes resumed...
  • The 25 Best Affordable Suburbs in the U.S.

    11/29/2006 11:52:14 AM PST · by RockinRight · 173 replies · 5,585+ views
    Business Week ^ | Maya Roney
    Low crime, reasonable commute, and good schools—who says you can't find a nice house in a suburb without paying a fortune? Buying your first house? Fleeing the city for a life within your means? Here's a novel idea: Move to a suburb where you won't break the bank or get your car broken into. A community with reasonable home prices and decent schools. A suburb close to your city job, with a lively downtown of its own. For hedge-fund managers, plastic surgeons, corporate lawyers, and other people who earn millions a year, choosing a suburb is not about affordability but...
  • Battle in the Courtroom

    11/21/2006 6:57:50 PM PST · by RockinRight · 3 replies · 372+ views
    A routine court hearing in Trumbull County turned into a full blown brawl. 33 News was the only television camera in the courtroom when members of Jameila West's family began punching murder suspect Jason Howard. Peggy Sinkovich tells us what happened. Jason Howard sat patiently as he waited for a routine pretrial on his murder case to begin. But moments before the judge took the bench, members of a family of four who Howard is accused of killing in a separate case became violent. No one was hurt, but two of the men were arrested on assault charges. Howard is...
  • Sexual rumors swirl in Buckeye State

    10/17/2006 8:17:24 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 40 replies · 897+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/14/2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Ohio attorney Scott A. Pullins runs a blog, the Pullins Report, which has relentlessly pursued Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, the Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate for 2006 in Ohio. Pullins has been fearless in exploring charges that Strickland is a closet homosexual and supports the LGBT agenda. "We started following Strickland in the primary," Pullins, who practices law in Vernon, Ohio, near Columbus, told WND. "We especially picked up on the issue after Brian Flannery, his Democratic Party challenger in the primary, began hammering Strickland on sexual issues." A Father's Day newspaper article in the Toledo Blade, published June 19, piqued...
  • 'Foley problem' for Ohio's Strickland

    10/17/2006 6:32:11 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 57 replies · 1,892+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/17/2006 | Jerome Corsi
    WND Exclusive Commentary 'Foley problem' for Ohio's Strickland Posted: October 17, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern A "Foley problem" at the heart of Ted Strickland's Democratic gubernatorial campaign in Ohio deepened over the weekend when an anonymous e-mailer revealed the identity of the "mystery man" in the Strickland organization who has a history of sexual misconduct involving minors going back to 1994. Bryan Specht, now age 33, was the campaign manager for Rep. Ted Strickland's 1998 congressional re-election. Specht was named as the perpetrator in the criminal records distributed in an anonymous e-mail circulated in Ohio last Friday and forwarded to...
  • Strickland Calls Ohio a "Backwards State"

    09/27/2006 12:17:04 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 33 replies · 1,349+ views
    Blackwell for Governor ^ | 09/27/06 | Carlo LoParo
    COLUMBUS – Congressman and former prison psychologist Ted Strickland yesterday told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Ohio is a “backwards state” because of restrictions on abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Strickland, a strong abortion advocate, claims Ohio’s economic woes are a direct result of these restrictions. Further, he believes the state has an “image and attitude problem” as a result. “Ohio’s got a big problem with its image and with its attitude,” Strickland told the newspaper’s editorial board during a joint interview with gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. Referring to the restrictions, Strickland said, “All of these things paint a...
  • New Poll Shows Blackwell Closing Gap on Strickland

    09/18/2006 12:55:05 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 24 replies · 939+ views
    COLUMBUS - The Wall Street Journal Zogby Interactive Poll today indicated gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell is closing the gap on Congressman and former prison psychologist Ted Strickland. The survey shows the race has narrowed to 5.7 points with Blackwell now receiving 41.8 percent and Strickland receiving 47.5 percent. The poll was conducted from August 29 to September 5 and has a 3.5 percent margin of error. Previous surveys have shown Strickland with a double-digit lead. Blackwell’s campaign attributed the improvement to the start of pro-Blackwell advertising, which began August 19, and the traditional post-Labor Day spike in voter interest in...
  • World remembers 9/11 but many not crying

    09/11/2006 8:10:58 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | 9/11/06 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS - The nations of the world joined Monday in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 — but for many, resentment of the United States flowed as readily as tears. Critics say Americans have squandered the goodwill that prompted France's Le Monde newspaper to proclaim "We are all Americans" that somber day after the attacks, and that the Iraq war and other U.S. policies have made the world less safe in the five years since. Heads bowed in moments of silence for the 3,000 killed in the attacks on New York and Washington — while the No. 2 al-Qaida leader issued...
  • Blackwell vs. Strickland Debate, Take One.

    09/07/2006 5:50:34 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 15 replies · 1,025+ views
    On Tuesday afternoon Kenneth Blackwell and Ted Strickland took part in a live televised debate on 21 WFMJ and 21 News Now on wfmj.com.
  • Poison, Cinderella celebrate music

    08/31/2006 7:37:56 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 16 replies · 395+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 08/21/2006 | Leslie Gray Streeter
    Monday, August 21, 2006 Any concert tour called 20 Years of Rock And Roll promises an enthusiastic celebration of the music of yesterday. In the case of the Poison/Cinderella double bill that played its laser show-loving heart out at Sound Advice Amphitheatre on Sunday night, that meant plenty of loudly shredding guitars, hair that was sprayed to the heavens and all manner of questionable but era-appropriate mesh. But there was, in the crowd of 30 and 40-somethings reliving their late '80s rock dreams in this Gap khaki age, at least one symbol that proved there was still a genuine mood...