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  • Defend Your Religion from Attack: Administration Seeks to Replace the Teaching of Religious Leaders

    02/07/2012 9:17:58 AM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 7 Feb 12 | Xzins
    Despite a nine to nothing Supreme Court ruling against the Obama Administration last month in which the court ruled that a church decides who its leaders should be and not a government gone wild, the Obama Administration is back at it. This time the administration is telling Catholics that in their various organizations they can't observe ancient church teachings on sexuality and procreation. That is bad. But it gets worse. They have sent out their apologists in government and media to convince Catholics that government teachings about CHURCH beliefs are correct, and that the Catholic Church is a bit out...
  • 46 States & 96% of Delegates Remain, Conserv Base Backs Gingrich, SC vs FL Victory Margin Same

    02/01/2012 5:26:00 AM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 1 Feb 12 | Xzins
    Top Reasons the Romney Win in Florida Is NOT what the Romney supporters in the LSM are suggesting. It is not the end of the road and the coronation of Mitt Romney. 1. Only about a hundred out of roughly 2300 delgates have been chosen. 2. Romney can't win over the conservative base. 3. 46 States remain on the schedule. 4. Romney has seriously elevated his negatives. Many now despise the guy. 5. Romney is being protected by the media from his weaknesses. Time and repetition will get the truth out. 6. Romney can't continue spending at that level and...
  • Gingrich: I can beat Obama, 'liberal' Romney can't

    01/30/2012 6:16:24 AM PST · by xzins · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 30 Jan 12 | Byron York
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich is painfully aware that Mitt Romney is pulling away from him in Florida on the strength of one issue: electability. Republican voters here are determined to nominate the candidate most likely to defeat Barack Obama, and many are acting as armchair political analysts, trying to weigh Newt's baggage versus Mitt's baggage, and trying to divine how the media might cover Newt versus Obama versus how it might cover Mitt versus Obama. Among voters most concerned about electability, Romney leads Gingrich by a significant margin. That is why Gingrich, on a visit to this sprawling,...
  • Romney Explains Why He Can't Beat Obama

    01/30/2012 6:08:58 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Jan 12 | David Catron
    The most telling moment of the debate was (Romney's) response to Rick Santorum's eloquent explanation of Obamacare's importance to the GOP's strategy ...and why giving Romney the nomination would be ...surrendering the high ground on health reform: "Folks, we can't give this issue away in this election. It is about fundamental freedom." ...Romney then uttered the most revealing words of the debate: "First of all, it's not worth getting angry about." Obama's recent State of the Union address contained only three references to his "signature domestic achievement." This is, as Michael Barone puts it, "the strongest evidence possible" that the...
  • Who Won the Florida NBC GOP Debate? Newt Gingrich First, Ron Paul Second, Mitt Romney Last

    01/24/2012 5:55:37 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | 24 Jan 12 | Chris Miles
    Are we watching the meltdown of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Fending off pointed attacks by fellow GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum ... Romney looked ...flustered, stiff, and at times just babbled In comparison, Gingrich looked like he still had all the momentum from Saturday’s South Carolina primary win. He calmly answered questions ...(snip) The biggest surprise in the debate: Gingrich was not asked about his personal transgressions, ... ...After his 12-point South Carolina win, Gingrich has surged ahead in the Florida polls, leading 41% to the former Massachusetts governor's 32%. Still, Romney does expected to win Florida....
  • Chris Wallace Lies On National TV -- "Grandiose" and Newt Gingrich

    01/20/2012 6:03:02 AM PST · by xzins · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Fox and Friends ^ | 20 Jan 12 | Fox and Friends
    Chris Wallace just claimed on national TV that he looked up the word "grandiose" in the dictionary and that it is a negative word and that Gingrich misused and misapplied it to himself. In the segment, Wallace was obviously spinning against Gingrich, and in that piece he was saying the "grandiose" exchange with Santorum was Santorum's shining moment. However, he claimed he looked the word up in a dictionary and that the word is negative in meaning. If he actually looked it up in any dictionary, it would have had multiple meanings. In honesty, he would have had to report...
  • Romney Was Board Member Of Company Fined Over $100 Million For Medicare Fraud -- Criminal Fine

    01/18/2012 8:28:27 AM PST · by xzins · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | PDF Pg 140 | McCain Campaign
    DAMON CLINICAL LABORATORIES Romney Was Board Member Of Company Fined Over $100 Million For Medicare Fraud – At The Time, It Was The Largest Criminal Fine For Health Care Fraud In History Romney Sat On Board Of Damon Clinical Laboratories, A Bain Capital Portfolio Company Fined Nearly $120 Million In 1996 Due To Medicare Fraud. “A Needham clinical laboratory agreed yesterday to pay $119 million in criminal and civil fines after pleading guilty to charges that it defrauded the nation’s Medicare system by seeking reimbursements on millions of dollars worth of unnecessary blood tests. … Damon Clinical Laboratories Inc. admitted...
  • Newt grabs himself a South Carolina lifeline. Gingrich wins debate as Mitt Romney stumbles

    01/17/2012 6:37:23 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 17 Jan 12 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich's fluent, policy-rich performances in the early debates, laced with derision for the media's attempts to question the Republican candidates, propelled him to the front of the GOP pack in early December. His command of the stage here in Myrtle Beach for the 16th (yep, there have been that many, and the next is in Charleston on Thursday) could just be the lifeline he needs to achieve the task he has set himself - overcoming Mitt Romney's clear lead in the South Carolina polls to win the state on Saturday. Romney was under pressure over releasing his tax returns...
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    01/14/2012 2:37:06 PM PST · by xzins · 191 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | John Hawkins
    Written By : John Hawkins Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to...
  • Devastating Info About Mitt Romney's Unelectability that He Wants to Keep from the Public!

    01/11/2012 5:50:49 PM PST · by xzins · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Xzins
    Mitt Romney is a loser...an election loser. In his 1994 senatorial campaign, he lost by a huge margin (by more than 17 points) in a year when Republicans took over Congress. Despite everyone else’s success, Romney managed to lose. Of all his campaigns he has won only once when he won a single term as governor of Massachusetts, but he quickly tarnished that close victory. After becoming governor in 2002 with Kerry Healey as his running mate, Romney proceeded to mismanage his position so that his approval dropped rapidly into the 40's and then the 30's. He left that mess...
  • Sanctity of Life

    12/16/2011 8:36:43 AM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | Constitution Party
    Sanctity of LifeThe Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". The Preamble of the Constitution states a purpose of the Constitution to be to: "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity". We declare the unalienable right of Life to be secured by our Constitution "to ourselves and our Posterity". Our posterity includes children born and future generations yet unborn. Any legalization of the termination of...
  • Antsy Voters Look for a Third Way (3rd Party Run?)

    12/16/2011 7:59:19 AM PST · by xzins · 97 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | 11/26/11 | Neil King, Jr.
    Antsy Voters Look for a Third Way When Perot First Ran, 39% Were Dissatisfied; Today It’s 81%. ’Something Is Going to Explode’ •The nation’s dismay with Washington turns up in an array of polling results. To understand why the moment may be ripe for a real surprise next November, consider just these numbers: Ross Perot, who won nearly one in five votes in 1992 to become the most successful independent candidate in modern presidential politics, ran at a moment when 39% of Americans said they were dissatisfied with how the nation was being governed. Today, Gallup reports, 81% say they...
  • Giuliani Rips Mitt as Weak and Waffling; Praises Gingrich as a Fighter on Fox and Friends

    12/15/2011 5:46:02 AM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    Fox News | 15 Dec 11 | Fox News
    In a just completed interview with Fox and Friends, Rudy Giuliani hammered Mitt Romney as a weak-willed candidate who goes along to get along. By way of contrast, he offered how often he would compromise as mayor on 20 percent of a package to get 80% of what he wanted. He said that was the style of Ronald Reagan as president, a president he worked with. That, he said, explains Newt Gingrich's tour in the Congress, and in particular, he spoke of Newt's acceptance of a crime bill for the simple price of midnight basketball. He said that bill enabled...
  • Newt, Mitt, Freddie, Bain-kruptcy: Newt Teaches About The Logical Fallacy of Guilt by Association

    12/14/2011 11:09:11 AM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 14 Dec 11 | Xzins
    Brit Hume breathlessly spun for Mitt Romney one more time. How dare Newt Gingrich complain about capitalism and Bain Capital bankrupting companies in its pursuit of greater profits! How dare Newt Gingrich not see the good that Mitt has brought via Staples, a store that sells...well...staples? And now Brit Hume's colleages at the Fox News Network (We Romney, You Decide) are all repeating the GOP establishment talking point: Newt challenged capitalism. But, he didn't. He challenged the logical fallacy of "guilt by association". The GOP was charging Gingrich with making money off of Freddie and Fannie as if that meant...
  • (Anti-Israel) Ron Paul: Blame Israel First

    12/14/2011 6:39:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 13 Dec 11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ron Paul: Blame Israel First http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/13/ron-paul-not-anti-foreign-aid-anti-israel/2/ Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Dec 13th, 2011 Do you know who the latest Zionist on the block is? It’s the man who called Israel, “an aggressive, national socialist state” and suggested that the original World Trade Center bombing may have really been carried out by Israel. Then there’s the solicitation letter which boasted that this courageous fellow was exposing the, “Bohemian Grove–perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like...
  • Immanuel by C. H. Spurgeon

    12/08/2011 7:47:13 AM PST · by xzins · 7 replies
    What Saith the Scripture ^ | ca 1852 | Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    When once I mourned a load of sin; When conscience felt a wound within; When all my works were thrown away; When on my knees I knelt to pray, Then, blissful hour, remembered well, I learned Thy love, Immanuel. When storms of sorrow toss my soul; When waves of care around me roll; When comforts sink, when joys shall flee; When hopeless griefs shall gape for me, One word the tempest's rage shall quell-- That word, Thy name, Immanuel. When for the truth I suffer shame; When foes pour scandal on my name; When cruel taunts and jeers abound; When...
  • Two Bulldogs: Newt Gingrich and Ulysses Grant

    12/07/2011 7:45:51 AM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 7 Dec 11 | Xzins
    General Ulysses S. Grant was denounced by rivals as a man who drank far too much. Many called him a drunk. They insinuated he really shouldn't be in command. In response to that, one source says: With Halleck out of the way, Grant gained command of the Union Army in the West. Grant had valuable support from several members of Congress and, more importantly, from President Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was urged to fire US Grant due to charges of Grant’s drunkeness, careless and bold style or typically large casualty figures, Lincoln said of Grant, “I can’t spare this man....
  • Plummer to Tebow: Cool it on the preaching

    11/22/2011 10:44:16 AM PST · by xzins · 323 replies
    ProFootball Talk ^ | 21 Nov 11 | Jared Frank
    Tim Tebow is a Christian. That is no secret. Idaho native and former Denver Bronco Jake Plummer just wishes he wouldn't talk about it so much. Plummer said as much during an interview with 910-AM in Phoenix. Various blogs, including one on NBC Sports, picked up on the interview and have differing takes. "I wish he would just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates," he said during the interview. Plummer said he likes the way Tebow is winning games in Denver but wishes he would cut back on the post-game preaching.
  • Ending Deductions IS Raising Taxes -- We're Not Fooled!

    11/21/2011 6:48:18 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    21 Nov 11 | Xzins
    I went to the grocery store to buy some Cola. The price was 6.99 per cube instead of the old 5.99. The grocer assured me the price had not been raised. That, he said, is a surcharge added due to the out-of-control price of diesel fuel. I started to explain about math, about 6.99 being more than 5.99, but I just let it drop. It's too easy to switch to iced tea. My Senator from Ohio on the debt commission sends a message to me via the media that they want to charge me thousands more this year than I...
  • Gingrich Defends (anti)Abortion (pro-life) Record

    11/20/2011 5:15:41 PM PST · by xzins · 124 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 20 Nov 11 | Katrina Trinko
    A day after Michele Bachmann’s campaign attacks Newt Gingrich’s record on abortion, the Gingrich campaign e-mails this account of Gingrich’s record: Newt Gingrich has consistently upheld a pro-life standard. He had a consistent pro-life voting record throughout his twenty years in Congress, including his four years as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gingrich pledges to uphold this consistent pro-life standard as president. Gingrich’s consistent pro-life standard is reflected by the following: 1. 98.6% Lifetime Pro-Life Rating from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). For the 20 years that Gingrich served in Congress (1979-1999), Gingrich supported the pro-life position...
  • Using Free Republic To Voice Your Opinions But Not Helping to Pay the Bills

    11/08/2011 5:17:20 PM PST · by xzins · 106 replies
    Editorial ^ | 8 Nov 11 | Xzins
    Gratitude is all about thanking someone who has done you a favor of some sort. Ingratitude is failing to recognize that favor. All over freeperland thousands of opinions are registered daily from those who use these pages. Whether touting their favorite candidate or sharing a new idea, those on Free Republic get a chance to share their conservative opinions. (Other opinions are zapped since this is a conservative forum.) A freepathon raises money to keep Free Republic running. Participating in the freepathon is as easy as clicking on the links provided for that purpose. Such as: Donate here The best...
  • (Letter from) Sullivan to Obama: No military benefit cuts (Retired Gen Gordon Sullivan)

    11/07/2011 3:37:45 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    AUSA News, Vol 34, Number 13, page 3 ^ | Nov 2100 | Gordon R. Sullivan
    Dear President Obama, On behalf of the 100,000 members of the Association of the United States Army, I write to express how deeply troubling it is to read proposals from your Office of Management and Budget that would place military health care and retirement benefits in the crosshairs of attempts to solve our nation's fiscal crisis. As Commander-in-Chief, you are aware of how much we ask of our military personnel. At a time when we are fighting in Afghanistan, and threats remain around the world, our military personnel — less than one percent of our population who volunteer for decades...
  • The More the GOP Left & the Media Left Hates on Herman Cain the MORE I Like Him

    10/31/2011 8:14:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 31 Oct 11 | Xzins
    It's a good thing it's Halloween. That way it's OK for smear merchants to hide behind masks. I'd bet on the Romney wing of the GOP and all their sycophants in the press that is sold out to Obama's victory. They lurk behind the vampire costume they always choose -- sucking the life's blood out of our people, our culture, and our nation. A simple point to make: I've seen so much of this "gotcha" garbage in the past that I just don't believe it anymore. At the very best it comes down to purported words that might or might...
  • Romney Loses Cool & Physically Grabs Perry; Perry Does Not Touch Romney

    10/19/2011 9:28:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 19 Oct 11 | Xzins
    This YouTube shows the episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c37VcgHUFVk Romney gets very frustrated and reaches out and grabs Perry on national TV. This willingness on his part to engage in physical contact during a verbal disagreement is really troubling. Shortly afterwards he begins to belittle Perry, he begins to lecture, he whines about the rules, he gets very red-faced, and he totally loses his cool. I'm sure I don't want this man with his finger on the button. He can't seem to handle stress. He obviously got physical. It's a matter of record.
  • Mother accused of welfare fraud (Hurting the Middle Class)

    10/15/2011 8:19:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    JAMESTOWN—A Jamestown mother was arrested on welfare fraud charges for allegedly receiving more than $3,600 in food stamps and family assistance benefits to which she wasn’t entitled, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s officials said Friday. Julia D. Toledo, 29, was arrested Friday morning and given appearance tickets for felony misuse of food stamps, fourth-degree welfare fraud and five counts of offering a false instrument. Toledo allegedly had failed to report to the Department of Social Services that she was receiving child support payments from the father of her child. Investigators said she fraudulently received $3,635.50 in benefits.
  • Obama Administration Complicit in Murdering Mexicans in Covert War on Mexico

    10/12/2011 9:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 12 Oct 11 | Xzins
    On October 11, Eric Holder broke the news that Iran had been engaged in a covert war against the United States, and had even sent an agent to the U.S. to involve Mexican drug cartels as accomplices in a plot to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. What is truly amazing about this is that Eric Holder has been engaged in his own covert war against Mexico and Mexicans for the past two years. In the bizarre world of Washington D.C., the Obama Administration was doing the same thing against the Mexican government that it accused Iran...
  • Best Performance and Average Input Oscars on Bloomberg's Debate

    10/12/2011 5:47:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Blogges and Personal ^ | 12 Oct 11 | Xzins
    Last night's Meet the Media Question and Answer Session with Bloomberg.com will not get rave reviews. First, Limited access to this Q&A was insured by Bloomberg's minor presence on TV and Radio. While there was also access via the internet (buffering....buffering), it seems a safe bet to assume that many went without seeing this additional attempt by the media to determine the Republican nominee for POTUS. The overall Q&A itself was entirely predictable. Those who've seen the other Q&As could have pre-scripted this one. There were no surprising questions, answers, or techniques employed. Absolutely nothing jumped out. Some were probably...
  • Romney, Searching and Earnest, Set His Path in ’60s (Alert: Romney Chose Silence on Racism)

    10/11/2011 6:44:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov 15, 2007 | David Kirkpatrick
    Civil rights became an even more insistent issue, when boycotts and violent protests over the university’s virtually all-white sports teams broke out at away games. The Mormon Church at the time excluded blacks from full membership, considering them spiritually unfit as results of a biblical curse on the descendants of Noah’s son Ham. (During their training, a fellow missionary of Mr. Romney took notes that read: “All men were created equal — No,” followed by “Sons of Ham. ”) A handful of students and prominent Mormons — including the Arizona congressman Morris K. Udall and his brother Stewart, then secretary...
  • Mormonism is Mormonism; Islam is Islam; Buddhism is Buddhism; Christianity is Christianity

    10/10/2011 10:35:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Religion and Politics ^ | 10 Oct 11 | Xzins
    Kirsten Powers, Fox News commentator, opined recently that Mormonism does not disqualify Mitt Romney from the presidency. According to her, those who do not believe Mormonism and Christianity are the same are entitled to their view. It is amazing that the lips of a liberal said such a thing. It is exactly on the mark. Those who believe Mormonism is not a part of classical, historic Christianity are absolutely entitled to their view. Moreover, they are historically correct. Mormonism actually did not come on the scene until the early 1800's. It really did have a new leader, Joseph Smith, who...
  • The Chilean Model of Social Security (10 to 20 percent of their income)

    10/08/2011 4:15:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | Oct 3, 11 | Celia Bigelow
    The country of Chile has proven that through individual choice and privatization of public programs that economic freedom is achieved. The revolutionary privatization of Social Security in Chile has bulldozed big government and has allowed the economy and individual freedom to flourish. This country serves as a perfect model for America to look to. Chile transitioned from an unsustainable public pensions program to an incredibly successful private program by ushering new workers into it. The new system is based on individual decision making. Entering into the work force, workers were given a private pension fund that requires them to contribute...
  • United States Assassinates Anwar the Anchor Baby

    09/30/2011 8:51:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 30 Sep 11 | Xzins
    The most important thing to know about the "death by drone" of Anwar al-Awlaki is that this is really about citizenship and anchor babies. Anwar, America's enemy, is a US citizen by virtue of his Yemeni dad pursuing higher education in the US at the time of Anwar's birth. Anwar was born in New Mexico in April of 1971. That made him a US citizen. It doesn't matter that he returned to Yemen and that his parents had no intention of ever becoming US citizens while they lived here. What matters is the address of the hospital in which little...
  • Hispanic population outstrips estimates

    09/28/2011 7:48:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- At 38.7 million, the Hispanic population in the United States is larger than expected, an analysis of the 2010 Census by the Pew Hispanic Center indicates. The 2010 Census counted nearly 600,000 more Hispanics than estimated in 28 states, the Pew Center said Tuesday. The gap between the 2010 count and estimates of the Hispanic population by the Census Bureau were widest in states with relatively small Hispanic populations, Pew said. It was more than 10 percent higher than expected in Alabama, Louisiana and Kansas. "Hispanics are in some places growing faster than we had...
  • Beware the 9's of Cain!

    09/27/2011 1:36:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 238 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 27 Sep 11 | Xzins
    Have you heard about 999? Sorry, it isn't a German Hausfrau admonishing her children. What is 999? It's a new tax scheme dreamed up by Republican candidate, Herman Cain. In his plan, we have a 9% corporate tax, a 9% income tax, and a 9% sales tax. Here is the bottom line: 999 is one tax MORE than we now have. Argue all you like about the 9% rate, but know this, we are NOT now paying a national sales tax of 9%. Please consider this. Governments love to tax. Governments love taxing so much that they will at times...
  • When Mitt Romney Convinced Ted Kennedy To Support The Individual Mandate

    09/22/2011 3:04:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 7 replies
    LeftWord ^ | May 31, 2011 at 10:30 am
    ...publishing a series about Massachusetts’ groundbreaking health care reform law. This first piece explains how the idea was hatched — Romney was inspired by Staples founder Thomas G. Stemberg — made its way through the Democratically controlled legislature, was embraced by business groups, and eventually signed into law by Romney on April 12, 2006. Mooney reports that Romney’s political advisers weren’t too keen on Romney — who was even then expected to just serve one term as governor before making a run for the presidency — embracing a traditionally liberal issue, but ultimately settled on what they and Romney saw...
  • Mitt Romney's Biggest Backers: Pyramid Schemers?

    09/22/2011 12:11:20 PM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 15 Sep | —By Stephanie Mencimer
    The execs who set up shell companies to funnel millions to a pro-Romney PAC are connected to the same Utah firm that regulators have sued for scamming consumers. Mitt Romney is probably best known for his work at the private equity firm Bain Capital. But the former Massachusetts governor and current GOP presidential contender also has close ties to a Utah-based company —one that doesn't have quite the cachet of the Wall Street power broker Bain. Instead, some of Romney's most loyal financial backers hail from a Provo, Utah-based company called Nu Skin that has had repeated run-ins with federal...
  • Romney's (Very Liberal) Big Money Donors

    09/22/2011 6:29:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 26Mar11 | Shushannah Walsh
    Mitt Romney is on the road, ... securing high-dollar donors and bundlers, He’s made stops in important primary states like Florida and has trips planned for another early state, Nevada. The former and would-be candidate also met with donors in New York City and Washington, D.C. this week. When all is said and done, the money tour is expected to hit 30 cities including stops in Los Angeles and Detroit. Donors that are getting ready to open their checkbooks or already have say that Romney has said he needs to raise $50 million quickly. “With all elections, of course, early...
  • US House speaker: giving government more tax money like 'giving a cocaine addict more cocaine'

    09/20/2011 6:23:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    The Republic ^ | Sep 19, 555pm | Dan Sewell
    CINCINNATI — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Monday he agrees with President Barack Obama that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes, but that "class warfare" and higher taxes won't solve the nation's economic problems. The Ohio Republican spoke to a business group luncheon at the University of Cincinnati less than two hours after Obama detailed a deficit reduction plan that includes higher taxes for wealthy Americans. "I understand that it's easy to go out there and talk about taxing billionaires," Boehner said, but he said "class warfare isn't leadership" and the big need is to get people...
  • Obama The Enabler: Give Spending Addicts More Tax Money to Spend

    09/19/2011 9:51:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 1 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 19 Sep 11 | Xzins
    Obama is an enabler. He pretends he's against Congress, but the truth is that he's the one who wants to get them more money to spend. He enables those big spenders by getting them their fix. Let's get more booze for alcoholics, more heroin for junkies, and more smokes for the nicotine freaks. Then we can throw a freakin' big party and invite all our rowdy friends to come over tonight. Oh...let's pretend we're doing it for the good of the country.
  • Mitt Romney: A Liberal's Liberal Republican

    09/19/2011 8:40:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 23 Jul | By Zbigniew Mazurak
    The most prominent candidate for the GOP nomination is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. ...the darling of the GOP establishment. George Will lists him as one of the few serious presidential candidates. But should Romney be the GOP's presidential nominee? The answer is "absolutely not." Although there is no "perfect conservative," and although conservatives have serious issues with every candidate running, Mitt Romney is nothing more than a strident liberal masquerading as a moderate. As Selwyn Duke rightly wrote in 2007, Romney is the Barack Obama of the GOP. Every Republican has made his share of mistakes, but Romney is...
  • Bachmann Took Money from GlaxoSmithKline — Manufacturer of HPV Vaccine (Competitor of Merck)

    09/17/2011 10:18:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 240 replies
    The American Pundit ^ | 16 Sep 11 | Stephen Tawney
    good times good times. Meanwhile, Bachman has taken somewhere north of $140,000 from pharmaceutical companies. Those donors include Abbott Labs, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Eli Lilly and Bayer. Yet, not a dollar of all that pharma money, from such a wide range of the world’s largest drugmakers, came from Merck. Might Bachmann be going after Merck on behalf of that company’s competitors who also happen to be Bachmann donors? She’s claiming a vaccine manufactured by Merck (Gardisil) causes mental retardation. Meanwhile, she’s taking campaign donations from Merck’s top HPV vaccine (Cervarix) competitor, GlaxoSmithKline.Hey, that’s not at all suspicious.Weren’t we...
  • Top Contributors: Representative Michelle Bachmann

    09/17/2011 6:03:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    CAREER PROFILE (SINCE 1989) Top Contributors Representative Michele Bachmann Contributor Total Indivs PACs Club for Growth $92,630 $92,630 $0 TCF Financial $48,700 $34,700 $14,000 Hubbard Broadcasting $44,000 $44,000 $0 Target Corp $43,150 $38,150 $5,000 Susan B Anthony List $38,708 $17,500 $21,208 Starkey Laboratories $37,800 $37,800 $0 Slumberland $34,450 $34,450 $0 Deloitte LLP $32,750 $13,750 $19,000 Dart Transit $31,900 $31,900 $0 American Crystal Sugar $30,000 $0 $30,000 Freedom Club of America $30,000 $0 $30,000 Crown Iron Works $26,850 $26,850 $0 Bernicks Pepsi $26,050 $26,050 $0 Eagle Forum $26,000 $0 $26,000 AT&T Inc $25,050 $5,550 $19,500 Associated Builders & Contractors $25,000 $0...
  • Transmission of HPV in general

    09/13/2011 1:09:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    ******From Centers for Disease Control: REPORT TO CONGRESS Prevention of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection (2004) Other types of genital contact in the absence of penetrative intercourse (oral-genital, manual-genital, and genital-genital contact) leading to HPV transmission have been described, but these routes of transmission are less common than sexual intercourse (21;88-90). For example, a recent study of college-aged women in Seattle reported a two-year genital HPV incidence rate of 39% among sexually active women and 8% among women who had not engaged in penetrative vaginal intercourse. Almost all of the infections in women who had not engaged in sexual intercourse appeared...
  • A Pledge Never to Vote for Romney: Send a Message to the GOP

    09/12/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 381 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | September 12, 2011 | Xzins
    Romney is Obama-Lite. Take the simple pledge: I will not vote for Romney for any reason.
  • Was The Gun (AK47) Used In Nevada Killing A Fast And Furious Gun (AK47)?

    09/07/2011 5:26:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    The Real Revo ^ | 6 Sep 11
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A man with an AK-47 assault rifle shot an entire group of five uniformed National Guard members eating breakfast at a Nevada IHOP on Tuesday, killing two of them and another person in a hail of gunfire.</p>
  • Demand side economics debunked

    09/03/2011 7:04:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | 24 Aug 11 | Dan Poole
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or in this case, an economist, to plainly see that President Barack Obama’s economic policies have been a total failure..... Demand side economics has been one of the bedrock principles of Progressive economic though in America ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt first tried it in the 1930s. Also known as Keynesianism, demand side economics asserts that recessions in the market economy can only be fixed by artificially increasing demand for goods and services..... According to Progressives, the "unethical" refusal of the private sector to spend as much money as it did during normal economic...
  • Employers Added No Net Jobs in August as Unemployment Rate Remains at 9.1 Percent

    09/02/2011 5:34:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Sep 11
    Just announced on FoxNews. Discouraged workers
  • Gallup: Unemployment Went Up—Again—in August (Gallup Survey predicts 9.1+ or Discouraged UP)

    09/01/2011 9:13:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    CNS ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. unemployment rate increased in August, according to the Gallup polling company, which surveys approximately 30,000 people each month about their employment status. By Gallup’s calculation, unemployment was 8.8 percent at the end of July and rose to 9.1 percent by the end of August. At the end of June, it was 8.7 percent. Gallup’s unemployment rate differs slightly from the federal government's. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (the federal agency that calculates the government’s official unemployment rate), the unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in July. The BLS is scheduled to report its calculation of...
  • Obama Whining About Transportation/Aviation; Blaming Joblessness on Pubs...on Fox Now

    08/31/2011 7:54:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 31 Aug 11
    On TV Now. Only way to put workers back to work he says, is to fix trans and aviation with his people. And he has jobs council identifying infrastructure projects to put people to work. (In short, he wants more stimulus money.) A preview of his jobs speech no doubt. He wants more taxes to spend on bridges, roads, etc.
  • ADP: August US Private-Sector Jobs +91K Vs +100K Expected

    08/31/2011 6:44:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 31 Aug 11 | Kathleen Madigan
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Private businesses added a modest number of jobs in August, according to a report released Wednesday. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. rose by 91,000 this month, ... had expected ADP would report an August gain of 100,000. The July data were revised down to show a rise of 109,000 versus 114,000 reported earlier. ...Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expect total nonfarm payrolls rose by only 80,000 slots in August. This month's number is expected to be held down by workers on strike at Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) in mid-August and layoffs in the state and...
  • Fed's Lockhart says U.S. recession risks have risen (Ignores them & talks back interest pledge!)

    08/15/2011 11:45:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:54pm EDT
    FLORENCE, Alabama | FLORENCE, Alabama (Reuters) - The risk of a new U.S. recession has risen over the last couple of months, but an outright contraction will most likely be avoided, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday. Lockhart said there is plenty the central bank could do if the economy does deteriorate further, including ramping up asset purchases or shifting their composition. Recent market volatility, driven in part by concerns of slowing economies both in the United States and Europe, threatens consumer confidence and could put a crimp on spending, Lockhart told a Rotary Club meeting....