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  • Nation Freedom Rankings

    11/09/2012 4:49:39 AM PST · by Wpin · 14 replies
    Here is offered a ranking based upon freedom...and other aspects for those considering immigrating to greener pastures. After this election we can no longer say...well at least we still live in the most free nation in the world...indeed, I think in reality we will take a nosedive on any reality based ranking.
  • Beautiful & Wise Message

    11/07/2012 3:14:15 PM PST · by Wpin · 8 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/12 | Wpin
    My brother, I know how disturbing these events are to you. But, please remember that the King we recognize is forever King. I know I have been publicly rather neutral, some may say ambivalent and in some respects, that judgement may be accurate. But I have been deeply interested as of late in looking at the scriptural instances of a nation pulled in opposing directions. I have spent the last few weeks looking at Numbers 11 and have drawn several conclusions. First, the kind of dissent and dissatisfaction we are seeing in culture begins with all unbelievers. They all have...
  • Wonderful Message I wanted to share

    11/07/2012 2:59:04 PM PST · by Wpin · 6 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/12 | Wpin
    My brother, I know how disturbing these events are to you. But, please remember that the King we recognize is forever King. I know I have been publicly rather neutral, some may say ambivalent and in some respects, that judgement may be accurate. But I have been deeply interested as of late in looking at the scriptural instances of a nation pulled in opposing directions. I have spent the last few weeks looking at Numbers 11 and have drawn several conclusions. First, the kind of dissent and dissatisfaction we are seeing in culture begins with all unbelievers. They all have...
  • Contact ABC: Tell them to cover Benghazi!

    10/26/2012 10:57:45 AM PDT · by Wpin · 32 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/26/12 | Wpin
    Contact ABC news and insist they report on Benghazi...
  • Buy Chik Fil A Today!

    08/01/2012 1:03:56 AM PDT · by Wpin · 69 replies
    Chik Fil A ^ | August 1st, 2012 | Wpin
    Support Christian values and fight against liberal tyranny! Buy Chik Fil A today and send a clear message that we Christian Americans support each other. God Bless Chik Fil A this day and God Bless those who support them. http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx/MenuItemID/176/MenuGroup/Home.htm
  • Ingram Gets His Day In Court (blatant tyranny)

    05/03/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT · by Wpin · 17 replies
    Prairie Advocate ^ | April 27, 2012 | Tom Kocal
    APRIL 27, 2012, APPLE RIVER, IL – The little town of Apple River in northeast Jo Daviess County, Illinois is the hometown of a big man - Terrence Ingram. Though not big in a physical sense, when it comes to saving the American Bald Eagle, there is hardly anyone in the United States held in higher regard than Ingram. His years of documented research and expertise regarding eagles and the work of the Eagle Nature Foundation, founded by Ingram, is in great part responsible for the bald eagle being removed from the “Threatened Species List “ in the United States....
  • Arizona Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    04/13/2012 5:40:09 AM PDT · by Wpin · 99 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a pro-life bill into law today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. House members passed the bill by a 37-22 vote and abortions after that time period would not be allowed except in very rare cases of medical emergency. The bill also requires abortion facilities to allow women to have an ultrasound of their unborn baby at least 24 hours prior to having the abortion. In many cases women change their minds about a planned abortion after seeing the images of their developing child. Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest commended Brewer...
  • Possible Durbin endorsement causes stir

    12/30/2011 3:28:29 AM PST · by Wpin · 12 replies
    SaukValley.com ^ | Dec 28, 2011 | DAVID GIULIANI
    STERLING – News of a possible endorsement from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin appears to be having a big impact in the 17th Congressional District race. State Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, who left the race this month after earlier announcing his candidacy, said he did so largely because Durbin, a Democrat, called to tell him that he would endorse Cheri Bustos, an East Moline alderwoman. The district includes Whiteside County. The candidates are vying to replace Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, who is running for a second term. Koehler said Wednesday that he was disappointed with Durbin’s decision. “I felt we had...
  • Courageous; The movie

    10/02/2011 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Wpin · 12 replies
    Courageous; The Movie ^ | September 30, 2011 | Alex Kendrick et. al.
    Honor Begins at Home Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering....
  • Durable-Goods Orders Decline

    09/28/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Wpin · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | By Jeff Bater And Jeffrey Sparshott
    Orders for long-lasting goods unexpectedly fell during August, the second drop in three months as manufacturers struggle with a bad economy. Durable-goods orders decreased by 0.1% from the prior month to $201.76 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires had forecast a 0.2% rise in orders during August for durables, which are goods designed to last at least three years. The drop followed a 4.1% surge in July and a 1.1% decline during June. In an encouraging sign within an otherwise uninspiring report, a barometer used to gauge spending by businesses on equipment rose. Orders...
  • Charles Schwab: Every Job Requires An Entrepreneur

    09/28/2011 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Wpin · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | Charles Schwab
    In his speech before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8, President Obama said, "Ultimately, our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers." He is right. We can spark an economic recovery by unleashing the job-creating power of business, especially small entrepreneurial businesses, which fuel economic and job growth quickly and efficiently. Indeed, it is the only way to pull ourselves out of this economic funk. But doing so will require a consistent voice about confidence in businesses—small, large and in between. We cannot spend our way out of this. We cannot...
  • Tancredo: The Case For Impeachment (from 2010)

    07/22/2011 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Wpin · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2011 | Tom Tancredo
    Eleven years ago, like every citizen elected to serve in Congress or any person appointed to any federal position, I swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I’ve always thought it significant that the Founders included domestic enemies in that oath of office. They thought liberty was as much at risk from threats within our borders as from outside, and French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville agreed with that warning. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the greatest threat to...
  • Heart of the Matter - The State of the Media

    06/09/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT · by Wpin · 5 replies
    The Prairie Advocate ^ | June 01, 2011 | Thomas Kocal
    Most people rely on information provided by daily newspapers and television networks to be aware of current events and how those events might affect their lives. Unfortunately, many media sources have become so “politically correct” and fearful of losing advertising that they no longer serve the public, but their dwindling bottom lines. Many have heard that the Federal Reserve gave some media such as MSNBC “bail-out” money, thereby compromising their reporting. Their credibility is down the tubes. Other television is compromised with huge sums of advertising from mostly big pharma and other large multi-national companies like BP. Will they report...
  • The $10 Million Question

    04/01/2011 6:04:16 AM PDT · by Wpin · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1st, 2011 | John Fund
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval ratings have fallen a bit now that he is fighting for deeper budget cuts. But his ratings are still high enough for him to risk offending independent voters back home who like President Obama. The governor took the stage at last night's annual National Republican Congressional Committee fundraiser to praise the new Republican House leaders and bash Mr. Obama as "a poser and a preener" who is failing to grapple with the nation's problems. But Mr. Christie also challenged the large GOP donors in the room. In an unusual move before an audience that...
  • Wisconsin Unions Get Ugly

    04/01/2011 5:37:26 AM PDT · by Wpin · 44 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1st, 2011 | Editorial staff Wall Street Journal
    Having lost their fight in the legislature, Wisconsin unions are now getting out the steel pipes for those who don't step lively to their cause. A letter we've seen that was sent to businesses in southeastern Wisconsin shows that Big Labor's latest strategy is to threaten small businesses with boycotts if they don't publicly declare their support for government union monopoly power. Dated March 28, 2011, the letter is addressed to "DEAR UNION GROVE AREA BUSINESS OWNER/MANAGER," in Racine County. And it begins with this warm greeting: "It is unfortunate that you have chosen 'not' to support public workers rights...
  • How is Jim?

    03/04/2011 12:13:51 PM PST · by Wpin · 18 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 04, 2011 | Wpin
    How is Jim doing? I have not heard anything since we learned he was going to the hospital. He has been in my prayers.
  • Athens in Mad Town

    02/18/2011 4:09:44 AM PST · by Wpin · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 18, 2011 | editorial staff Wall Street Journal
    For Americans who don't think the welfare state riots of France or Greece can happen here, we recommend a look at the union and Democratic Party spectacle now unfolding in Wisconsin. Over the past few days, thousands have swarmed the state capital and airwaves to intimidate lawmakers and disrupt Governor Scott Walker's plan to level the playing field between taxpayers and government unions. Mr. Walker's very modest proposal would take away the ability of most government employees to collectively bargain for benefits. They could still bargain for higher wages, but future wage increases would be capped at the federal Consumer...
  • I Stand With Scott Walker Rally (Call to action alert)

    02/18/2011 3:08:26 AM PST · by Wpin · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | February 18, 2011 | Wpin
    This Saturday, noon till three. Meet at the South steps of the Capitol Building. This wave of democrat momentum needs to be stopped. We cannot do that by sitting on the sidelines and waiting. This is exactly what we have been protesting against...we want smaller, more sane government. Unions, especially public unions are little more than democrat party organizations. The democrat politicians provide the unions with special rights, privileges, and rewards that others do not have a right to. In exchange the unions provide money, ads, "volunteers" and coercion to support the democrat party. It is open corruption that has...
  • Any Tea Party Response Planned in Madison, Wi?

    02/17/2011 10:52:26 AM PST · by Wpin · 122 replies
    Vanity | 2/17/11 | Wpin
    The unions and their democrat bosses are ordering thousands out to protest against legislation that would bring some of their special rights to an end. Should not we be there to counter protest and show support for the Republicans brave enough to stand their ground? Does anyone have any knowledge of Tea Party plans to counter protest? If so, when and where, please.
  • Nervous In Tehran

    02/12/2011 6:57:08 PM PST · by Wpin · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 12, 2011 | Review and Outlook
    As it happens, yesterday was also the 32nd anniversary of the Shah's downfall in Iran. The hard men of Tehran are now seeking to tap into Egypt's revolutionary fervor, hailing Hosni Mubarak's downfall as "a great victory." Earlier on this Islamic Revolution's Victory Day, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on Arabs to "free" themselves from the "arrogant powers" (i.e., the U.S. and Israel) in the spirit of Ayatollah Khomeini. The regime's words were all about 1979, but its actions suggested their minds are far more focused on 2009. Recall the Cairo-like scenes from Tehran two summers ago, when hundreds of thousands...
  • In The Streets Of Cairo, Proof Bush Was Right

    02/12/2011 5:54:04 PM PST · by Wpin · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan 30, 2011 | Elliott Abrams
    Bush adviser says Obama should have listened to the former president For decades, the Arab states have seemed exceptions to the laws of politics and human nature. While liberty expanded in many parts of the globe, these nations were left behind, their "freedom deficit" signaling the political underdevelopment that accompanied many other economic and social maladies. In November 2003, President George W. Bush asked these questions: "Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never...
  • Where is Sarah Palin?

    01/26/2011 5:20:38 AM PST · by Wpin · 59 replies
    Vanity | 1/26/11 | Wpin
    Where is Sarah Palin? I have not seen anything new about her for at least a week...is she taking a break? Who could blame her after the blood libel against her...or, is she being boycotted by the media? I would have definitely expected some comments from her following Obama's speech...
  • A Pledge To America

    09/24/2010 1:18:43 AM PDT · by Wpin · 49 replies · 3+ views
    Gop.gov ^ | September 21, 2010 | Republican Party
    America is more than a country. America is an idea – an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families, and the common good. America is an inspiration to those who yearn to be free and have the ability and the dignity to determine their own destiny....
  • How The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You

    07/08/2010 5:07:15 AM PDT · by Wpin · 60 replies · 2+ views
    SmartMoney.com ^ | July 7, 2010 | Bill Bischoff
    The so-called Bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Although some of the cuts retain bipartisan support in Congress and may yet be extended, as of now, Washington has some severe changes in store for you and your family. Higher Tax Rates for All You may have been led to believe that only individuals in the top two brackets will face higher federal income taxes when the Bush cuts go bye-bye. Not true! Unless Congress takes action and President Obama goes along, rates will go up for everyone -- not just a sliver of...
  • Mort Zuckerman: World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur

    06/19/2010 3:57:24 AM PDT · by Wpin · 83 replies · 1,843+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | June 18, 2010 | Mort Zuckerman
    President Obama came into office as the heir to a great foreign policy legacy enjoyed by every recent U.S. president. Why? Because the United States stands on top of the power ladder, not necessarily as the dominant power, but certainly as the leading one. As such we are the sole nation capable of exercising global leadership on a whole range of international issues from security, trade, and climate to counterterrorism. We also benefit from the fact that most countries distrust the United States far less than they distrust one another, so we uniquely have the power to build coalitions. As...
  • A Snakebit President

    06/17/2010 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Wpin · 63 replies · 1,632+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2010 | Peggy Noonan
    The president is starting to look snakebit. He's starting to look unlucky, like Jimmy Carter. It wasn't Mr. Carter's fault that the American diplomats were taken hostage in Tehran, but he handled it badly, and suffered. He defied the rule of the King in "Pippin," the Broadway show of Carter's era, who spoke of "the rule that every general knows by heart, that it's smarter to be lucky than it's lucky to be smart." Mr. Carter's opposite was Bill Clinton, on whom fortune smiled with eight years of relative peace and a worldwide economic boom. What misfortune Mr. Clinton experienced...
  • U.S. Debt and the Greece Analogy

    06/17/2010 6:20:10 PM PDT · by Wpin · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2010 | Alan Greenspan
    An urgency to rein in budget deficits seems to be gaining some traction among American lawmakers. If so, it is none too soon. Perceptions of a large U.S. borrowing capacity are misleading. Despite the surge in federal debt to the public during the past 18 months—to $8.6 trillion from $5.5 trillion—inflation and long-term interest rates, the typical symptoms of fiscal excess, have remained remarkably subdued. This is regrettable, because it is fostering a sense of complacency that can have dire consequences. The roots of the apparent debt market calm are clear enough. The financial crisis, triggered by the unexpected default...
  • Real Life Union Story

    05/06/2010 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Wpin · 41 replies · 1,568+ views
    Vanity ^ | May 6, 2010 | Wpin
    I own an office building which we have been remodeling for some time now. I recently hired a concrete contractor to replace our front entry walk. This contractor has been fighting from becoming unionized for over a decade now. I was told to be expected to be picketed if we gave him the job. His price was right, his reputation excellent and to me his anti-union stance is a real badge of honor for America. So, he got the job. True to the rumor, we had some picketers show up each day. Generally just two sometimes up to four. The...
  • Obama At Bat (Funny Video)

    04/25/2010 8:00:42 PM PDT · by Wpin · 10 replies · 1,765+ views
    You Tube ^ | March 04, 2010 | TheDepartment7
    You are going to love this video!!! Well worth the time to watch, and look at the views this thing has!
  • DC Tea Party April 15th...Who Is Going?

    03/28/2010 11:57:39 AM PDT · by Wpin · 61 replies · 1,194+ views
    Vanity ^ | March 28, 2010 | Wpin
    I am wondering who is going to the April 15th Tea Party in Washington DC. I have not seen much info on it yet, but did hear a hint on Fox News last night. I have a fairly good number of people willing to go, but do not want to go if there isn't going to be thousands there. Not with the first timers coming along. Interesting thing...most of the new protesters are college kids! And, I know that at least half of them were/are democrats who are outraged at the health care bill passed! If anyone has info on...
  • Quote For Today

    03/25/2010 3:56:52 AM PDT · by Wpin · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Quote of the Day "Freedom lies in being bold." – Robert Frost
  • Did America Die Without A Shot Being Fired?

    03/22/2010 4:28:59 AM PDT · by Wpin · 121 replies · 2,088+ views
    Vanity | March 22, 2010 | Wpin
    I was in Washington DC for the protests. I realized by the time the program began Saturday that we probably did not have enough people to make a difference to the tyrants working on destroying freedom. We needed hundreds of thousands, an overwhelming number to truly make a difference. Of course, we could have made a difference with a tenth of the amount we did have. But, it would have taken sacrifice, it would have taken courage. We could have entered our Capital building and refused entry to those who seek to destroy America. We would have been arrested, perhaps...
  • Freedom Alliance Response To False Allegations!

    03/19/2010 8:23:56 PM PDT · by Wpin · 32 replies · 3,814+ views
    Freedom Alliance Website ^ | March 18, 2010 | Thomas Kilgannon & Oliver North
    <p>This week, false and malicious allegations about Freedom Alliance were posted on the Internet and we want to address them with you. We don’t know the motivation for these vicious smears, but we will not allow them to go unanswered.</p>
  • A Prayer For This Weekend (55th Psalm King James version)

    03/19/2010 4:05:33 AM PDT · by Wpin · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Bible ^ | March 19, 2010 | Bible
    1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. 2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; 3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. 6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away,...
  • Who Is Going To DC This Weekend To Protest?

    03/18/2010 5:08:56 PM PDT · by Wpin · 78 replies · 1,539+ views
    Vanity ^ | March 18, 2010 | Wpin
    Who is going to Washington DC to protest this weekend? We really need tens of thousands if we want to hope to change the direction this is going. Jon Voight has made a Call To Arms; http://biggovernment.com/jvoight/2010/03/18/call-to-arms-join-me-in-dc-saturday-to-stop-obamacare/#idc-cover I am leaving from Illinois in the morning. I am going to try to bring some fellow patriots. I had plans this weekend, but this is too important for our country's future. We MUST not go down without fighting. Please come to DC and give it our all!
  • Freedom Alliance, some facts (part 2) Schlussel/Hannity

    03/18/2010 1:57:37 PM PDT · by Wpin · 20 replies · 1,470+ views
    Vanity | March 18, 2010 | Wpin
    From what I understand Freedom Alliance is developing a response to the lies and distortions of the Schlussel blog distortions and lies. In the meantime, please go to the Freedom Alliance website. http://www.freedomalliance.org/ Also, please note that they are a four star rated charity by Charity Navigator, an independent charity rating service. You can visit their website here: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=6590 You will note that Charity Navigator has the following breakdown of expenses as a percentage; Organizational Efficiency Program Expenses 81.5% Administrative Expenses 4.8% Fundraising Expenses 13.5% Fundraising Efficiency $0.09 Efficiency Rating (35.65) Organizational Capacity Primary Revenue Growth 7.4% Program Expenses Growth...
  • Freedom Alliance, some facts... Schlussel/Hannity

    03/18/2010 1:51:50 PM PDT · by Wpin · 96 replies · 2,113+ views
    N/A | March 18, 2010 | Wpin
    From what I understand Freedom Alliance is developing a response to the lies and distortions of the Schlussel blog distortions and lies. In the meantime, please go to the Freedom Alliance website. http://www.freedomalliance.org/ Also, please note that they are a four star rated charity by Charity Navigator, an independent charity rating service. You can visit their website here: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=6590 You will note that Charity Navigator has the following breakdown of expenses as a percentage; Organizational Efficiency Program Expenses 81.5% Administrative Expenses 4.8% Fundraising Expenses 13.5% Fundraising Efficiency $0.09 Efficiency Rating (35.65) Organizational Capacity Primary Revenue Growth 7.4% Program Expenses Growth...
  • New Jersey Court OKs Tea Party Group's Petition to Oust Senator

    03/16/2010 1:11:05 PM PDT · by Wpin · 82 replies · 3,828+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 16, 2010 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Tuesday that a conservative tea party group should have the right to try to throw a U.S. senator out of office, but also said the group would have to wait for a final decision by a higher court before proceeding. The three-judge panel initially ordered New Jersey's Secretary of State to accept a petition from the group seeking to recall Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez. But the court also issued a stay because the case was certain to be appealed. The ruling would have allowed the group to begin collecting the 1.3...
  • Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto)

    01/18/2010 6:12:53 AM PST · by Wpin · 20 replies · 1,858+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/21/09 | Steven Crowder
    This is a video editorial on Detroit in ruins. It is really an eye opener. A must see, please send this to family and friends...Crowder is correct in showing us that Detroit, once the liberal's favorite city and most liberal governed has been destroyed by those policies. It is absolutely incredible, the waste and destruction of this once bubbling city.
  • Some Humor To Start Your Day!

    12/19/2009 2:46:55 AM PST · by Wpin · 25 replies · 1,499+ views
    Friend ^ | 12/19/09 | Anon
    Q: What's the main problem with Barack Obama jokes? A: His followers don't think they're funny and everyone else doesn't think they're jokes. Q: Why does Barack Obama oppose the Second Amendment? A: It stands between him and the First. Q: What's the difference between Rahm Emanuel and a carp? A: One is a scum sucking bottom feeder and the other is a fish. Q: What's the difference between Greta Van Susteren and Barack Obama? A: Greta only talks out of one side of her mouth. Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon? A: A fund...
  • If this doesn't get you charged, nothing will (Lt. Colonel Allen West video)

    12/14/2009 1:12:33 PM PST · by Wpin · 10 replies · 549+ views
    Blog on Reviewjournal.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | Posted by Sherman Frederick
    Lt. Colonel Allen West is one of the most exciting, right on, conservative all American candidates running for congress in 2010. He spoke at the Free Republic Convention in Washington DC and was magnificent. Check it out here: http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/sherm/If_this_doesnt_get_you_charged_nothing_will.html
  • Pay Worries Slow BofA Search

    12/14/2009 5:02:26 AM PST · by Wpin · 4 replies · 314+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 14, 2009 | By DAN FITZPATRICK and JOANN S. LUBLIN
    Bank of America Corp. pushed closer over the weekend to hiring its next CEO, but compensation remains an obstacle despite the bank's escape from government restrictions on executive pay, according to people familiar with the situation. Robert Kelly, the 55-year-old chief executive of Bank of New York Mellon Corp., has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Kenneth Lewis, who is set to retire at year-end, these people said. As of Sunday night, the negotiations were fluid, and a person close to Mr. Kelly cautioned that it might not be possible to reach an agreement with directors of the Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • From The Communist Manifesto

    12/04/2009 1:15:12 AM PST · by Wpin · 7 replies · 651+ views
    Marxists.org ^ | November, 1847 | Marx/Engels
    Democracy would be wholly valueless to the proletariat if it were not immediately used as a means for putting through measures directed against private property and ensuring the livelihood of the proletariat. The main measures, emerging as the necessary result of existing relations, are the following: (i) Limitation of private property through progressive taxation, heavy inheritance taxes, abolition of inheritance through collateral lines (brothers, nephews, etc.) forced loans, etc. (ii) Gradual expropriation of landowners, industrialists, railroad magnates and shipowners, partly through competition by state industry, partly directly through compensation in the form of bonds. (iii) Confiscation of the possessions of...
  • Bailout's Moral Hazard Bites Ford

    11/11/2009 6:49:46 AM PST · by Wpin · 21 replies · 845+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2009 | Wall Street Journal reader
    Paul Ingrassia's "How Ford Is Making Its Comeback" (op-ed, Nov. 5) is encouraging in illustrating that industrial America can succeed with the proper leadership. The disheartening aspect is the failure of the United Auto Workers to give the same contract amendments to Ford that it gave to General Motors and Chrysler. This puts Ford at a competitive disadvantage versus its government- and union-owned competitors. The UAW is behaving in the same shortsighted and greedy manner that contributed to the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler. One could conclude that the UAW has learned nothing from the near-death experience of the American...
  • National Strike: Don't Feed The Pig Day!

    11/08/2009 9:59:05 AM PST · by Wpin · 110 replies · 2,481+ views
    Vanity ^ | November 8, 2009 | Wpin
    We need to do something more dramatic, more radical to attempt to get the democrats to stop this destruction of our American system of government. I propose we set up a national strike day which will also include a boycott. So, we don't go to work on that day and we also do not buy anything at all that day. We have the greatest impact we possible can on the economy that day. If we can get enough people to do this, it will really shake up Washington and our state governments as well. It is the American people who...
  • American Response To House...Strike!

    11/08/2009 8:49:41 AM PST · by Wpin · 193 replies · 4,565+ views
    Vanity ^ | November 8, 2009 | Wpin
    Okay, we are all disgusted, dispirited, angry, and not sure of what to do next. Evidently, the Tyrants in the democrat party do not care if we have Tea Party's, they mock us. They don't care if they lose some elections, they mock us. They persecute our leaders and they mock us. How can we hit back? Tea Party's are good, but they have been relatively inaffective. We are ignored or mocked. Let's consider hitting these bastards where it will really count, let's call for a national strike by the people! Not a union strike, this is an American people...
  • So What Do We Do Now?

    11/08/2009 6:26:47 AM PST · by Wpin · 247 replies · 5,095+ views
    Vanity | November 8, 2009 | Wpin
    This morning I awoke to the news that the democrats have succeeded in passing their "health" bill. One lone Republican voted for it, thirty-eight democrats voted against it. In spite of the people's wishes this government has moved us another step into socialistic fascism. Just as Hitler did in his tenure as leader of Germany. So, I am wondering today...what do we do now? It is obvious that protesting as we have with our Tea Parties have had no affect. Tyrants always have reason for tyranny and they will not be stopped by the American people protesting politely, even when...
  • Michael Barone: Tuesday's Biggest Loser: The Union Agenda

    11/05/2009 5:06:31 AM PST · by Wpin · 44 replies · 2,297+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2009 | Michael Barone
    If you were watching television on Tuesday night as the election returns came in showing Republicans capturing the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, you probably missed seeing the biggest losers of the evening. You may have caught the concession speech of Creigh Deeds, who ran 12% behind Barack Obama's winning percentage of the vote in Virginia, and that of Jon Corzine who, after spending over $100 million of his own money on three campaigns, ran 13% behind Obama's winning percentage in New Jersey and got evicted from Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton. But you missed seeing the guy...
  • The six dialectical contradictions of Socialism in the USSR: In America Now...

    11/03/2009 4:52:16 AM PST · by Wpin · 5 replies · 529+ views
    There is full employment — yet no one is working. No one is working — yet the factory quotas are fulfilled. The factory quotas are fulfilled — yet the stores have nothing to sell. The stores have nothing to sell — yet people got all the stuff at home. People got all the stuff at home — yet everyone is complaining. Everyone is complaining — yet the voting is always unanimous. Economic justice: America is capitalist and greedy — yet half of the population is subsidized. Half of the population is subsidized — yet they think they are victims. They...
  • Anyone Know Of Robert Hughes? Candidate for Il. Senate

    10/21/2009 4:33:31 PM PDT · by Wpin · 7 replies · 468+ views
    Vanity ^ | October 21, 2009 | Wpin
    Does anyone know anything about Robert Hughes? Evidently, he is running against Mark Kirkham (RINO) for senator. I am interested in helping conservative candidates and I have been told that Mr. Hughes is very conservative.