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  • Chicago Church Sign Sparks Controversy ("It is Safe to Kill BLACK PEOPLE in Amerikkka")

    07/16/2013 10:15:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 7/16/13 | Emily Florez and Alexandria Fisher
    Pastor Reginald Williams Jr. said, after getting heat and furor on social media, that the sign was a message “not intended to divide, but to cause honest reflection in order to make this county a better place for all.”
  • Chicago clothing store loses $3,000 worth of jeans in flash robbery

    07/31/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Erik Ortiz
    A clothing store in a trendy Chicago neighborhood is one of the latest victims of a so-called flash mob robbery — when a large group storms into a shop to collectively rip off a retailer. About 20 people entered the Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on Saturday afternoon, together grabbing more than $3,000 worth of high-priced denim jeans, according to police. “I’ve gotten somewhat immune to the shoplifting here with young people, but this one was certainly different,” store owner Luke Cho told NBC 5 Chicago Sunday. Cho described the group as a teenage mob. Only four staff...
  • Carney: Obama Recognizes "There Are Things He Can Do Without Congress And He Will Do Them" (Video)

    09/01/2011 12:44:06 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 63 replies
    JAY CARNEY, WH Press Secretary: "They don't give a lick about the day and time: ED HENRY, FOX News: "Why doesn't he give a speech from the oval office tonight saying here's my plan?" CARNEY: "He wants to speak before Congress because he recognizes that while there are things he can do without Congress, and he will do them, there are actions that need to be taken with Congress that require legislation to grow the economy and create jobs. And he wants to go to Congress, speak directly to members of Congress, and layout his proposals."
  • Why Are The Feds Gunning For Gibson? And Is This Any Way To Stimulate The Economy?

    09/01/2011 11:32:22 AM PDT · by FelixFelicis · 11 replies
    The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that "the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial," and must be "informed of the nature and cause of the accusation." Based on their conduct in raiding the Gibson Guitar Company, agents from the FBI and the Fish and Wildlife Service could stand a refresher course in the law of the land. In November 2009, Fish and Wildlife agents, accompanied by a heavily armed FBI SWAT team, stormed Gibson's Nashville plant and confiscated ebony fingerboards that had been imported from Madagascar. On August 24, 2011 the Feds gave...
  • 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
    ( - 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...
  • White House, Senate Democrats clash over campaign cash

    08/18/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/2011 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats are increasingly concerned that President Barack Obama’s campaign money machine is sucking up so much cash that it will cut into the party’s aggressive campaign to hold on to the Senate next year, several Democratic sources say. Democratic senators have already pressed Obama campaign officials — including campaign manager Jim Messina — not to lock up the richest Democratic donors, but the presidential campaign declined to make such a promise.
  • Perry Plays Obama, Media Like a Fiddle

    08/18/2011 5:33:23 PM PDT · by shield · 107 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 18th, 2011 | The PJ Tatler
    When Gov. Rick Perry returns to Austin this weekend, he’s likely to return to a hero’s welcome. He launched his campaign in a flawless rollout in South Carolina last weekend, captured the top spot in Rasmussen by double-digits, and is off to a dominating start in the GOP primary. Perry’s welcome will take all of that into account, as well as something else: Those of us who have watched him campaign have seen him blitz like this before, and in the past it has been a prelude to a long, entertaining campaign and ultimate victory. The first week since Texas...
  • Dad, son arrested in Palin harassment case

    08/18/2011 5:35:24 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 08/18/11 | Michael Rubinkam
    A Pennsylvania man and his son were arrested Thursday on charges of harassing Sarah Palin's family and lawyers in a case a prosecutor said went beyond "merely creepy to truly threatening." Craig Christy, 47, and his son, Shawn Christy, 19, were placed under arrest at the FBI office in Allentown. The pair was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alaska on Wednesday. They are accused of harassing members of the former Alaska governor's family as well as her attorneys and employees of the law firm. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is also a possible presidential candidate. The...
  • Palin Reveals Her Opportunistic Streak

    08/18/2011 8:43:05 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 124 replies
    The Edmund Burke Institute ^ | August 18, 2011 | Dr. Grace Vuoto
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin is playing hide and seek with the media. Will she run for office? Will she vie for the presidency in 2012? Rather than stating her intentions, she is deliberately flirting with the media, indicating she may jump in at any time—or perhaps not. This strategy is tarnishing her image: Again, she appears to be more interested in bolstering her celebrity status rather than being a serious political figure and doing what is best for the nation.
  • Oops! US gives $360 million to Taliban, other enemies

    08/17/2011 11:21:18 AM PDT · by americanophile · 46 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/17/2011 | Catholic Online
    A careful audit of combat support and reconstruction contracts reveals that at least $360 million in US tax dollars has gone to fund the Taliban and terrorist operations in Afghanistan. Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region. LOS ANGELES (Catholic Online) - The losses demonstrate one of the challenges the US faces in Afghanistan, specifically, rampant corruption. Private Afghan corporations are providing many support services to the US and NATO forces and are collecting payments from the military for their services. However, the...
  • Obama’s Vacation from Economic Reality

    08/18/2011 4:50:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 18th, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    Two and a half years after the election, after the imposition of a heathcare plan, a Fin Reg bill, two rounds of quantitative easing, and one gargantuan stimulus plan, President Barack Obama is once again promising to “pivot” towards job creation. To say most Americans are less than enthused might be an understatement. Last week the president’s approval rating dipped to 39 percent, the lowest rating of his presidency so far. Yesterday, the president said he will present a plan to Congress — after Labor Day. Prior to that he will be embarking on a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, after...
  • Obama talks estate tax at final bus tour stop (Obama wants you to eat your peas)

    08/18/2011 3:57:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/18/2011 | Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    The final stop on President Obama's three-state Midwest bus tour was at the Country Corner Farm Market in the small town of Alpha, Illinois. The president was roughly an hour behind schedule due mostly to a visit with the Galesburg High School football team, and although the crowd showed some signs of fatigue from waiting in the hot sun, most left the event saying it was worth the wait. Although his opening remarks didn't change too much, the president did field one interesting question about the future of the estate tax that is worth looking at. I think it's the...
  • GOP Foes, Team Obama Pile on New Frontrunner Perry

    08/17/2011 11:44:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | August 17, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Welcome to the Big Rodeo, Gov. Perry "Everybody who runs for president, it probably takes them a little bit of time before they start realizing that this isn't like running for governor or running for senator or running for Congress, and you've got to be a little more careful about what you say.” -- President Obama on CNN warning Rick Perry about his comments on the prospect of more stimulus by Federal reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Did you hear? Rick Perry threatened to execute Ben Bernanke and suggested that the reason the economy was in such bad shape is because...
  • Obama Readying Plan To Boost Jobs, Cut Deficits [More Speeches and Speeches!]

    08/17/2011 9:35:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 17, 2011
    Obama Readying Plan To Boost Jobs, Cut Deficits President trying to convince skeptical voters, Wall Street about his economic leadership Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth. 8/17/2011 WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama would unveil fresh ideas to jump-start the economy and cut deficits, but details offered so far appeared to be a compilation of old proposals. Obama faces serious doubts among Americans about his economic leadership and is now trying to convince skeptical...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-22)

    08/17/2011 6:42:30 PM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 08/17/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22
  • Obama Dismisses Farmer's Concerns About Regulations: 'Don't Always Believe What You Hear'

    08/17/2011 6:53:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 17, 2011
    During a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson, Illinois, a farmer expressed concern to President Obama about forthcoming regulations. The man stated that people would rather be farming than "filling out forms and permits to do what we like to do." President Obama told the farmer "don't always believe what you hear" and blamed Washington for ginning up speculation.
  • Cars burn in Berlin for second night in a row

    08/17/2011 6:18:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 32 replies
    The Local ^ | Published: 17 Aug 11 07:10 CET
    Arsonists went on the attack in Berlin again on Tuesday night, burning a series of expensive cars for a second night in a row, this time hitting at least 15. Police said they were doing everything they could to stop the attacks, which have become a regular feature of life in the capital. Investigators believe there may be a political motive to them. The first fires Tuesday night started at about 11 pm in Berlin-Spandau, Charlottenburg and then tracked to Friedrichshain. Most of the arsons on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning appear to have been centred in Charlottenburg. On...
  • Obama's approval rating on the economy falls to a new low

    08/17/2011 3:58:38 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 82 replies
    About seven out of 10 Americans are unhappy with how President Obama is handling the economy, a new low that represents a significant decline since mid-May on the one of the most politically sensitive issues, the Gallup poll reported Wednesday. According to the poll, just 26% of those surveyed approved of the president’s handling of the economy, while 71% disapproved. Obama earned comparably poor approval ratings for his handling of the federal budget deficit and creating jobs, at 24% and 29%, respectively.
  • Air Force discharging sergeant who doubts Obama

    08/17/2011 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 17, 2011 | JOSH FUNK
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Air Force said Wednesday it is discharging a hero of the so-called birther movement who refused to report to duty in Germany for a few days earlier this month because he doubts President Barak Obama's citizenship. Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran expects to be discharged within the next week. Although the 41-year-old Nebraska man refused to report to duty and had called for Obama's arrest in statements on websites, several other things contributed to his discharge, including his opposition to Obama's decision to allow gays to serve openly in the military.
  • Obama Sets Up America for Helter Skelter 2012 Summer (Is A Race War Coming to America?)

    08/17/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT · by Korah · 56 replies · 1+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 08/17/11 | Chuck Ness
    I would never suggest that the crimes committed against blacks in America through the years were minor, nor justified, but as bad as white Americans treated blacks, there has never been instances where white teenagers roamed the parks, beaches, and fairgrounds for the express purpose of attacking people just because they are black. If they did, there would have been hell to pay by both the law and their parents.As I pondered the lack of legal actions against the mobs of marauding blacks, I was reminded of the time in the late 1990s when Wayne LaPierre stated that then...
  • UN says withdraws non-essential staff from Syria

    08/17/2011 9:33:25 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 26 replies
    Published: 08.17.11, 14:59 / Israel News The United Nations has withdrawn non-essential staff from Syria where President Bashar al-Assad is seeking to crush a five-month uprising against his rule, a senior UN official said on Wednesday. UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said in a statement to Reuters that the 26 non-essential international staff members and their families had left Syria.
  • Obama to unveil economic plan in September speech

    08/17/2011 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-17-11 | Laura MacInnis
    The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama would unveil fresh ideas to jump-start the economy and cut deficits, but details offered so far appeared to be a compilation of old proposals. Obama faces serious doubts among Americans about his economic leadership and is now trying to convince skeptical voters and Wall Street that he has a workable plan to keep the United States from dipping back into recession. The White House said Obama will give a speech after the September 5 Labor Day holiday to outline measures to boost hiring and find budget savings that surpass the $1.5...
  • Perry responds to Obama 'lecture': 'Actions speak louder than words'

    08/17/2011 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) fired back Wednesday at President Obama, who admonished the Republican presidential candidate to watch his words more carefully. Perry said "actions speak louder than words" after Obama's public admonishment yesterday on CNN for Perry's comments that an expanded money supply by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would be "almost treasonous." "Yesterday the president said I needed to watch what I say," Perry told a crowd in New Hampshire at a politics-and-eggs breakfast, broadcast online. "I'd just like to respond, if I may: Mr. President, actions speak louder than words. My actions as governor
  • Seventeen (17) things that critics are saying about Rick Perry

    08/17/2011 6:25:03 AM PDT · by shield · 126 replies
    Pesky Truth ^ | August 16th, 2011 | Garnet
    Over the past couple of months Rick Perry has been considering a run for POTUS. As of Saturday, August 13, he’s in with both feet. Since he’s been Governor of Texas for over ten years, folks from the other “56 states” are asking Texans what kind of governor he’s been and what we think. I decided that what I “think” isn’t good enough – I could be wrong. So, I decided to do some research on Perry’s record and form a more accurate, fact-based opinion on his qualifications instead of relying on my general perceptions. In the spirit of full...
  • Obama To Give Major Jobs Speech (3 years in and another "major" jobs speech that won't create jobs)

    08/17/2011 3:52:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    npr ^ | 8/17/2011 | ap
    Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The president's plan is likely to contain tax cuts, jobs-boosting infrastructure ideas and steps that would specifically help the long-term unemployed. The official emphasized that all of Obama's proposals would be fresh ones, not a rehash of plans he has pitched for many weeks and still supports, including his "infrastructure bank" idea to finance construction jobs. On...
  • NBC edits Perry Comment, Makes Claim of Racism

    08/16/2011 10:26:39 PM PDT · by · 24 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 8/16/2011 | James Devere And so it begins. When a candidate has a record of success to run on, what is left in the arsenal of a liberal? NBC is the first mainstream media outlet to falsify a racism claim against new presidential candidate Rick Perry of Texas. With the election 15 months away MSNBC’s Ed Schultz dedicated an entire segment to self satisfying and nonsensical political flatulence. The lesson for GOP hopeful, don’t use the word black in any context. Just imagine if Perry had claimed to give his opponent a black eye.
  • Jobless Recovery ... or Just a Jobless Non-Recovery

    08/16/2011 9:04:17 PM PDT · by aaronopine · 12 replies
    Aaron Opine Blog ^ | 8/16/11 | AaronOpine
    Recent headlines have pondered the apparent paradox of economic recovery without corresponding increases in jobs – called the “jobless recovery” by some. I believe I have resolved the apparent conundrum using a detailed analytical technique. Don’t blame your politicians because few of them are familiar with this methodology, and no liberal has ever heard of it. I like to call this special technique…common sense.
  • Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating

    08/16/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 95 replies
    With around 25 employees, John King owns one of the largest non-union electrical contracting businesses in the Toledo, Ohio area. As a non-union contractor, his business happens to be doing well at a time when unions in the construction industry are suffering. This, it seems, has made the usual animosity unions have for him even greater, making him a prime target of union thugs. So much so, that one of them tried to kill him last week at his home. John King didn’t plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all he’s ever wanted to...
  • Obama Talks Up Entitlement Changes as Dems Resist (Holy Cow!)

    08/16/2011 12:17:25 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Aug 2011 | Jim Angle
    President Obama has again acknowledged the necessity of doing something many Democrats fiercely oppose -- reforming entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Social Security. On a Midwest bus tour stop in Minnesota, Obama spoke in favor of changes to entitlement programs being eyed by the 12-member congressional committee charged with finding budget savings that will get past partisan gridlock, stave off future credit downgrades and increase the federal debt. "There have been times when our side, when Democrats aren’t always as flexible as we need to be," Obama said. "Sometimes I do get frustrated when I hear folks say, 'You...
  • Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett: Brought Together by Fickle Fate, or Something More?

    08/15/2011 11:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/15/11 | Trevor
    Henry Wallace’s Progressive Party of the 1940s was nothing but a tool the Communist Party USA – and by extension, the Soviet Union. Today’s Democratic Party is also heavily infiltrated by the now pro Chinese Communist Party USA and their almost as equally extreme comrades from Democratic Socialists of America. Here’s an interesting picture from the 1940s. Henry Wallace chatting with Chicago journalist and Progressive Party supporter Vernon Jarrett. It turns out that around this time Vernon Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy – the youth wing of the Communist Party. Chicago communist...
  • Possible Flash Mob Hits Maryland 7-Eleven, Police Say

    08/15/2011 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies ^ | August 15, 2011
    A pack of 30 teens helped themselves to items in a Maryland 7-Eleven early Sunday morning in what authorities have labeled another instance of a possible flash mob. The store, which is located in Germantown, Md., was empty at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when a group of teenagers calmly walked in and picked out items as though they were shopping. Then, just as calmly as they entered the store, police say, they exited without paying for the items. A surveillance video from the store obtained by shows a large group of teens taking candy and other snacks. They appear...
  • Bomb Kills Five U.S. Troops in South Afghanistan

    08/11/2011 4:50:24 PM PDT · by rlferny · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 11, 2011 | Michelle Nichols
    A roadside bomb killed five American troops in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said, less than a week after American forces suffered their worst single loss of the Afghan war when Taliban insurgents shot down a helicopter.
  • Higher Food Prices on Way (ahead of 2012 elections)

    08/10/2011 11:37:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-08-11 | Leslie Josephs & Paul Ziobro
    NEW YORK—American consumers can expect bigger grocery bills in 2012, even as commodity prices are forecast to fall. (snip) In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said grocery-store prices will likely rise 3% to 4% in 2012, on par with this year, even though ingredient costs may fall. The biggest increases would likely be in the first half of next year, but prices would most likely ease later in 2012, said USDA economist Richard Volpe.
  • Obama to meet with Fed chair Bernanke Wednesday

    08/10/2011 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | August 10, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting at the White House Wednesday afternoon with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. The meeting comes a day after the Fed announced it would offer super-low interest rates for two more years. The move was an unprecedented step to stem an economic free fall that dragged the stock market down earlier this week. The president was also scheduled to meet separately with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday.
  • Juan Williams on Sean Hannity earlier today

    08/09/2011 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 53 replies
    I don't normally listen to Hannity, but I turned him on and heard Juan Williams yelling at Sean. Juan accused Sean of lying about Obama's record and Juan was sounding real radical. Juan told Sean that he's anti-American for opposing Obama's record, and Sean said, "that's the most despicable thing you've ever said to me." I never defended Juan when he was fired from NPR. He's a liberal who pretends he's moderate.
  • America's Third War: The U.S. Cut a Deal With the Sinaloa Cartel

    08/07/2011 2:12:34 AM PDT · by PhilDragoo · 34 replies ^ | August 05, 2011 | William Lajeunesse
    U.S. federal agents allegedly cut a deal with the Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to traffic tons of narcotics across the border, in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to documents filed in federal court. Click here to view the Sinaloa Cartel case document.
  • Obama's penchant for speeches now sounding hollower by the word

    08/09/2011 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/9/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    This is the 931st day of the Barack Obama presidency. (Snip) Being a Real Good Talker helped him get the job heading the law review. And entering politics. And succeeding early there, albeit within Chicago's rigged system. And being an RGT thrust him onto the national stage at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when delegates had the foolish notion that John Kerry and John Edwards could win. Obama is very proud of his talking. In May this year he told a Boston fundraiser: "Back in 2004, I gave a little speech here that got some attention."
  • Sky News’ Mark Stone Questions Rioters In London: ‘Are You Proud Of What You Are Doing?’

    08/09/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/9/11 | Jon Bershad
    As violence and riots sweep through sections London, the rest of the western world can only watch stunned. Earlier, we showed you some of the terrifying pictures taken by British photojournalists, but there’s also tons of video, recorded by Londoners on their cell phones and Flip cameras from rooftops and windows. A journalist however, Sky News’ Mark Stone, was brave (foolish?) enough to go right down on the street and record a pretty stunning video as he forces his camera right in the face of a group of looters. Fortunately for Stone the area he was in (Clapham Junction) doesn’t...
  • Obama renews call for more stimulus

    08/09/2011 8:46:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Pummeled by ghastly economic news, President Obama called Monday for more spending and extended tax cuts that he said would help stimulate the economy — but these also could deepen the deficit problems that helped the federal government earn its first-ever debt downgrade last week. The president made the proposals as world stock market indexes were tumbling, and his remarks seemed designed to help the White House regain its political footing by resetting the congressional agenda next month. Mr. Obama said he wants the 2 percent payroll-tax cut extended into next year, the creation of an infrastructure bank by Congress...
  • Obama Cancels Trip to Discuss Fuel Efficiency

    08/09/2011 7:45:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    The White House is starting to get smart. President Obama this morning canceled his scheduled trip to a company in Springfield, Va. – not far from the White House – to discuss fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty vehicles. Engaging in this bit of relative trivia while the economy is in such peril would have been about as appropriate as inviting a hypnotist to a funeral. Instead, Obama will meet with industry officials behind closed doors at the White House. If they want to really get smart, Obama aides will cancel his bus trip next week as well. The sight...
  • The Party Is Over: Democrat, That Is

    08/09/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 28 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Tuesday, August 9, 2011 | Anthony James
    THE PARTY IS OVER: Democrat, That Is © 2011 by Anthony James The fur is really flying now. President Obama and his Democrat handlers, enablers and rumpswabs are scurrying about like ants on crystal meth, plopping themselves in front of every news microphone and TV camera they can find to continue to perpetuate the mindless “Tea Party downgrade” meme some Progressive propaganda genius came up with over the weekend. It has become clear that, despite the outrageously preposterous implication that The Tea Party had anything at all to do with the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the United States’ credit...
  • Intelligence tests highlight importance of genetic differences

    08/09/2011 6:33:26 AM PDT · by globelamp · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08-09-11 | Alok Jha
    Genetic differences between people account for up to half of the variation in intelligence, according to a study of more than 3,000 individuals. Intelligence is known to run in families, but no single genes have yet been identified that can be reliably linked to mental ability. Instead, researchers think, many hundreds or thousands of genes could be involved, each with a small influence on a person's overall intelligence. "It has been getting clearer and clearer that any genetic contribution to traits on which people differ – like height and weight – comes about from large numbers of gene differences, each...
  • Obama's own words describe a "Do-Nothing" President.

    08/08/2011 9:06:09 PM PDT · by dmzTahoe · 38 replies
    self | 08/08/11 | dmztahoe
    Minutes into President Obama's speech, he uttered the following words... "...That doesn’t mean we don’t have a problem. The fact is, we didn’t need a rating agency to tell us that we need a balanced, long-term approach to deficit reduction. That was true last week. That was true last year. That was true the day I took office." He then goes on... "We knew from the outset that a prolonged debate over the debt ceiling -- a debate where the threat of default was used as a bargaining chip -- could do enormous damage to our economy and the world’s."Taking...
  • Rick Santelli Goes Off: “We’d Be BBB Without Tea Party!” (Video)

    08/08/2011 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 8,2011 | Jim Hoft
    From the Video: Rick Santelli reacts to President Obama’s blame game when it comes to the downgrade of the United States of America’s credit rating. Santelli says that if it wasn’t for the tea party movement, America’s credit would have been downgraded to BBB. He also responds to the argument that we have a revenue problem by comparing it to if his wife spending 30% more money then telling him to get 2 more jobs. Hat Tip Ed
  • Sarah Palin: Conquering the Storm

    08/08/2011 4:20:47 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 154 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/8/11 | Sarah Palin
    In the coming days we’ll sort through the repercussions of S&P’s downgrade of our credit rating, including concerns about the impact a potential interest rate increase would have on our ability to service our suffocating $14.5 trillion debt. I’m surprised that so many people seem surprised by S&P’s decision. Weren’t people paying attention over the last year or so when we were getting warning after warning from various credit rating agencies that this was coming? I’ve been writing and speaking about it myself for quite some time.
  • Obama Makes Us Wait 53 Minutes for Another Lame, Arrogant Speech

    08/08/2011 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | August 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: S&P has indeed gone ahead and downgraded Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and countless banks even as we speak. Let me tell you what that means: That means everything is gonna cost us more. Everything ultimately involving credit, capital, is gonna cost more. Standard & Poor's, is this right? They're even downgrading Warren Buffett? From the Wall Street Journal: "Berkshire Hathaway, other insurers get negative tag from Standard & Poor's after Standard & Poor's bit an appendage from the US' credit rating, the credit rating firm is smelling blood in the water at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. "S&P...
  • Markets take huge dive during Obama speech

    08/08/2011 4:05:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies ^ | Aug 8 2011 |
    NEW YORK) Stocks accelerated their selloff in heavy volume Monday as investors fled from risky assets following S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating last week in addition to ongoing uncertainty over the euro zone crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped sharply to break below the psychologically-significant 11,000 mark, led by Bank of America and Alcoa, after logging its steepest weekly decline since Mar. 2009 last week. The S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq were down almost 5 percent. August is already on track to be the worst month for both indexes since Oct. 2008.
  • Obama calls US AAA nation despite AA+ Rating

    08/08/2011 4:01:19 PM PDT · by Windflier · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 August 2011 | Ben Feller
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday essentially dismissed the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, trying to reassure investors and the public that the nation's leaders need only show more "common sense and compromise" to tame a staggering accumulation of debt. Seeking to demonstrate command in a volatile economic climate, Obama said he hoped the decision by Standard & Poor's would at least give Congress a renewed sense of urgency to tackle debt problems. He said that must be done mainly by taking on the politically difficult issues of reforming taxes and entitlement programs in the coming...
  • Senate panel looking into S&P downgrade: aide (Rats to investigate S&P making their boy look bad)

    08/08/2011 3:54:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 8/8/2011 | By Greg Robb
    The Senate Banking Committee is looking into the decision by Standard & Poor's to strip the United States of its top-tier AAA rating, a committee aide said Monday. The panel's staff is gathering information, but there is no official committee probe or investigation under way, the aide added. S&P lowered its rating on the U.S. debt by a notch to AA+
  • Rasmussen: 29% agree with “Tea Party terrorists” depiction (America has too many idiots)

    08/08/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A majority of voters reject the depiction of Tea Party activists as “terrorists,” a new Rasmussen poll shows … but not a terribly large majority, given the ridiculously demagogic attack it represents. Fifty-five percent say that the Tea Party didn’t act like “economic terrorists” during the negotiations over the debt ceiling and deficit spending, while 29% — more than one in four voters — see equivalency between the Tea Party’s use of representative government and, say, al-Qaeda: Democrats and their media friends have charged the Tea Party with being economic terrorists during the congressional budget debates, but most voters don’t...