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  • No laws broken after gun spotted on ISU-Meridian campus(ID)

    10/12/2012 10:15:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Staff
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - Idaho State University-Meridian as well as Renaissance High School were in lockdown mode Wednesday after there were reports of an armed subject on campus. Police tell KBOI-TV that a husband and wife went to the school campus. The woman apparently went inside the school, but the man stayed behind in the vehicle, but was parked improperly. A parking lot attendant later went to the vehicle to ask the driver to move, but saw the man put a gun on the passenger seat. (Photos from the Scene >>>) The attendant went back to the school and told...
  • USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

    10/12/2012 10:11:44 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 13 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | USCCB
    USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate October 12, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12. Full text follows: Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees: "With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No...
  • Is Paul Ryan fit to be president -- the unspoken question at the vice presidential debate

    10/12/2012 9:45:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    It was all psychology Thursday night at the vice presidential debate. The unspoken issue—about which nary a word was spoken—was really, in my opinion, all that mattered. Sigmund Freud himself would have enjoyed watching. Coming on the heels of a presidential debate in which challenger Mitt Romney outdistanced President Obama, leaving him to chase Romney in the polls, the bulk of the American electorate really only had one question left: If Mitt Romney were, tragically, to die in office, would Paul Ryan be able to take over and be a credible president of the United States? That unconscious question—which I...
  • Shooting Down the 2nd Amendment, One Lawsuit at a Time

    10/12/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    It was one of those little stories that most people miss, even more so when it is released during a heated presidential election. But it is one that is critically important because it represents an unprecedented power grab by the one profession that has arguably done more damage to America than any other. If Americans don't demand an end to this nonsense, we have no one to blame but ourselves. The details of the story are both simple and infuriating: a New York appeals court in has ruled that a former high school athlete shot in 2003 can sue --...
  • Americans Agree, Gun Control Is A Loser

    10/12/2012 8:52:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Philip L. Watson
    Every year Gallup surveys the American public for their opinion on things like gun issues. In 2011 Americans voiced an all-time high approval rating in support of the Second Amendment. The amount of Americans that favor a ban on handguns sits at a paltry 26 percent. A majority of Americans are also against banning so called ‘assault weapons,’ a bogeyman frequently trotted out by anti-gunners attempting frighten Main Street America. The strong majority (60 percent) do not support new gun laws; however, they do support active enforcement of the laws we already have on the books. The amount of women...
  • Cutter: Romney, Ryan 'entire reason' Libya attack is political issue

    10/12/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    The hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Video Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter is coming under intense criticism from Republicans for saying the "entire reason" the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had become a political topic was "because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan."
  • Obama or Romney: The Books of November

    10/12/2012 8:11:49 AM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Sept. 13, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Book by book. Understanding what's really at stake in what many have called the most important election in the nation's history -- other than that clamoring dust-up that was 1860. Getting there one page at a time. ... Be that as it may, here's a list of books relevant to understanding the conservative side of this election. Talk Radio • The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred Lucas. So your burst of sanity from the media world comes from listening to Rush or Sean or Mark or...
  • Biden channels Goldwater on Afghanistan

    10/12/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT · by lward99 · 4 replies
    Times247 ^ | 10/5/12 | Douglas Ernst
    Everyone is talking about the laughs heard 'round the world. Vice President Biden smirked and scoffed so much that the issue consumed most of the post-debate cable news coverage. However, what wasn't mentioned was how Mr. Biden inadvertently made a strong case for Barry Goldwater's conservatism when it comes to the nature of the welfare state. Regarding the Obama administration's hard and fast deadline to remove all forces from Afghanistan, Mr. Biden said: "Unless you set a timeline, Baghdad in the case of Iraq and — and Kabul in the case of Afghanistan will not step up. They’re happy to...
  • Civil rights groups shift focus on SB 1070

    10/12/2012 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being. Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis for her original 2010 injunction declaring the provision was pre-empted by federal law. And Bolton specifically denied a request by the civil rights groups for a new preliminary...
  • What fifty years of liberalism has brought: Detroit is crumbling faster than Obama presidency

    10/12/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Coash Is Right ^ | 10/10/2012 | Kevin Collins
    “Detroit is America’s most violent city” “Detroit’s homicide rate is the highest in the country” “Detroit’s Police Department is grossly understaffed” these are the opening lines of a warning from the Motor City’s Police Union advising people that for their own safety they should stay away from Detroit. The declaration goes on to say that DPD officers are required to work 12 hour shifts, TWELEVE HOUR SHIFTS! Imagine how exhausting it would be to work at ANY job for 12 straight hours, finish up and look forward to coming back ˝ a day later for 12 more hours! DPD cops...
  • America Won't Survive Another Four Years of Obama

    10/12/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/12/2012 | Spengler
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. The America of 2012 is not the America of 2008. If Barack Obama wins this election, the America of 2016 will resemble the beaten and bankrupt countries of Western Europe more than it will the America we grew up in. This isn’t Chicken Little speaking. Take a hard look at the trends, and then drop everything else you had in mind for the next four weeks, and make sure everyone you know votes for Romney-Ryan. We have one last chance to save the republic. 1) Dependency on government handouts: As Dick Morris points out in...
  • National Journal Column: Paul Ryan Wins Debate as Joe Biden Fails to Embarrass Rival

    10/12/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/12/2012 | Michael Hirsh
    Vice President Joe Biden had one task in his debate with Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday night: to regain the offensive against the Republican ticket after his boss, Barack Obama, all but relinquished the stage to Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate last week. Biden failed in that goal, for the most part, though the sometimes gaffe-prone vice president certainly did not embarrass himself. What the 69-year-old vice president needed to do in this debate was to use his vastly greater experience in public office—four decades’ worth—to show up his 42-year-old rival’s inexperience, especially in foreign policy. But Biden...
  • Catholic Countdown to Election 2012, Day 25. Substance and Smirks

    10/12/2012 7:01:52 AM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/12/12 | Deal W Hudson and keith A Fournier
    Thursday evening's debate between the vice presidential candidates was historic... Never before have both vice presidential candidates professed membership in the Catholic Church and claimed with pride the name Catholic as an accurate description of their Christian faith. Yes, both Ryan and Biden profess the Catholic faith. However, there is a certain irony in the timing of their debate. On the day when Pope Benedict XVI commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council - and presided over the opening of the Year of Faith - the two Catholic participants in this political debate show the stark contrast right...
  • Ryan to Biden: If You’re Protecting Catholics, Why Are They Suing You?

    10/12/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Paul Ryan had perhaps the question of the night when he challenged pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden on the issue of the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs.During the debate, Ryan brought up the controversial mandate that pro-life groups oppose.“What troubles me more is how this administration has handled all of these issues. Look at what they’re doing through Obamacare with respect to assaulting the religious liberties of this country. They’re infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals,” he explained. “Our church should not have...
  • The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize: 40 years on, satire really is now obsolete

    10/12/2012 5:52:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Like most people, I reacted to the news that the EU had won the Nobel Peace Prize with a shout of delighted mirth. In picking this moment – just as the euro brings national antagonisms to a new high – the committee members have revealed a sublime comic genius. It is 40 years since, hearing that the award had gone to Henry Kissinger, Tom Lehrer declared 'satire is now obsolete'. But even Lehrer at his most fanciful couldn't have imagined the committee passing over Irena Sendler, who had repeatedly risked her life to save children from the Warsaw Ghetto, in...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Doug Giles

    10/12/2012 5:48:30 AM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 10-08-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we have an interview with Doug Giles, author of the new book, "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate." We invite you to watch and comment.
  • Now This Was an MSNBC Debate

    10/12/2012 5:40:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    Chris Matthews, in his epic post-debate meltdown after the Romney-Obama debate, had the most telling line: “this was not an MSNBC debate.” Matthews and other liberals were particularly upset that Mitt Romney had managed to actually speak uninterrupted, occasionally running over his time and requesting opportunities to respond to things Obama said (although the final tally showed Obama spoke for 4 more minutes than Romney, owing largely to his “umms.”). Tonight was a different animal. Joe Biden came in with one game plan: don’t let voters hear a word Paul Ryan said. The post-debate count circulated by the RNC showed...
  • Report Card on Federalism: Good News for the Laboratory of States, Bad News for Minnesota

    10/12/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Center of the American Experiment ^ | 10-11-12 | Kim Crockett
    While the national conversation is focused on the presidential race and the nation’s poor economic health, the states continue to serve as a robust laboratory for ideas and policies. Despite the stunning growth of the federal government and the consequent take-over of many aspects of state government, business, health care and our private, daily lives, the states continue to prove that leadership and innovation can deliver game-changing reforms. There is plenty of encouraging news from around the nation with bragging rights going to places like South Dakota, Texas, Kansas, Florida—even Pennsylvania and Michigan where governors and legislatures are working together...
  • Ryan Drew Blood Early, Then Cruised to Victory Over Unsteady, Flustered Biden

    10/12/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/12/2012 | John Tamny
    bout halfway through last night’s debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, the VP’s answers – and his unsteady countenance – revealed someone who felt he’d lost. Biden’s pre-debate spin was that he would enter in attack mode, eager to make up for his boss’s universally panned performance the week before. The problem for Biden was that Ryan drew blood fairly early, thus making any attacks seem desperate. In that case, wobbly after a few blows from Ryan that he couldn’t effectively answer, Biden’s tone took on a yelling quality; the yelling an attack substitute for substantive...
  • Poll: How Would You Rate Mr. Biden's Performance Compared To President Obama's?

    10/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/12/2012
    How Would You Rate Mr. Biden's Performance Compared To President Obama's? Poll Here
  • *Video* Joe Biden can't stop laughing

    10/11/2012 10:04:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Just in from "Now This News". . . Vice President Joe Biden can't stop laughing
  • If He’s Lost the Porn Industry…

    10/11/2012 8:37:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    …no, wait: America’s porn industry backs President Obama over challenger Mitt Romney by a 68 percent to 13 percent margin, according to the industry’s top social network. … Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch agreed. “The results aren’t really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work,” Hirsch said. “Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs.” In other words: he may be a lousy president, but he’s our lousy president! So evidently Jenna Jameson is an outlier. Still,...
  • Luke Skywalker: Obama reminds me of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he’s so wise

    10/11/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Something to cleanse the palate while we wait for Paul Ryan to attack the Death Star in Kentucky. All of you already knew that Hamill is a liberal, yes? (So much so that the story of the haircut that Romney forced on a classmate in high school appears to weigh heavily in his electoral calculations.) If not, here’s a rule of thumb that will serve you well: Virtually everyone associated with “Star Wars” is an out-and-proud leftist. There may be a Jawa somewhere in the cast who votes libertarian, but opinion among the major players appears to be as varied...
  • Why Wasn’t Libya Hearing on Page A1 of The Times?

    10/11/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor
    Stories about Wednesday’s Congressional hearing on Libya were prominently displayed on the front pages of major newspapers throughout the United States on Thursday morning. The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, for example, both led with the story, meaning that editors placed it in the primary news position on their front pages. But The New York Times was not among them. The six stories on The Times’s front page included one on affirmative action at universities, one on Lance Armstrong’s drug allegations, two related to the presidential election, one on taped phone calls at JPMorgan Chase, and one on...
  • Cory Booker: ‘I wanted to scream out’ during the first debate

    10/11/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Who, me? Cory Booker? Dashing mayor by day and occasional superhero by night? You’d like me to comment on the president’s dismal performance in his debate last week? Why, no, I just don’t think I could. I really shouldn’t. Do you have a permit for arm-twisting, buddy? Ha, just a little mayor humor. Well, all right, if you insist: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a top President Obama surrogate, said Thursday he wanted to “scream” during last week’s debate when Obama did not pounce on Mitt Romney’s joke about needing to “get a new accountant.” “I wanted to scream out, Obama,...
  • Old Smirkin' Joe

    10/11/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.10.12 | Paul Kengor
    Paul Ryan readies for the Biden Treatment. I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden. -snip- The "good man" I'm referring to is William P. "Bill" Clark, also known as Judge Clark. Clark, now 80 years old, living in Paso Robles, California, was Ronald Reagan's confidant, closest aide, and single most important adviser in the effort to take down the Soviet Union. -snip- ...a grinning...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, October-11-2012

    10/11/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 97 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • 'Oblivious' Obama not behind Osama raid

    10/11/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Errant · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | NA
    The decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and kill him was made without President Obama – and actually was kept from him until after the helicopters already were in Pakistani airspace – according to a new report from a retired major general who cites a senior intelligence source.
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Doug Giles

    10/11/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 10-08-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about several bits of Kansas news including a liberal artists in Lawrence Kansas angry that his painting of Gov. Brownback burning in hell was removed from a local business. Doug Giles, author of the book, "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate" will be on the show to talk about his new book. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • Stephanie Cutter: Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan; NYT more or less agrees

    10/11/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The key bit comes in the last 20 seconds but I’m giving you four full minutes because I want you to watch her blithely assure CNN at the beginning that “the administration has been open and honest since day one about the Benghazi attack.” The administration she’s referring to there is the same one that had a dozen or so different intelligence reports flowing in within the first few hours after the attack pointing to an Al Qaeda connection and yet still sent Susan Rice out to lie to the media about a “spontaneous protest” five days later. CNN helpfully...
  • Pastor Challenges Fellow Blacks to End “Slavish Devotion” to Democratic Party

    10/11/2012 10:19:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | October 11, 2012 | Dave Bohon
    A pastor in Virginia is taking on the Democratic Party's long-time strangle-hold on the black voting bloc, telling fellow black Americans that it is high time for them to end their “slavish devotion to the Democrat Party.” In a nearly four-minute video (see at bottom) produced by the group Americans Taking a Stand, Bishop E.W. Jackson, pastor of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia, nails the Democrats for their support of abortion and homosexual marriage, and for eschewing Christian values, in the process challenging black Christians to make a mass exodus from the party. “They have insulted us, used us,...
  • JIM CROW 'SOCIAL ENGINEERING' IS BACK! Project 21 black leader: 'It was wrong then. It's wrong now'

    10/11/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Horace Cooper
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the latest battle over racial discrimination in the college admissions process. The case at hand centers on Abigail Fisher, who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin but claims her grades and extra-curricular activities were far superior to those of students chosen ahead of her. Why? Fisher said it’s because she is white and was a victim of the university’s preference toward minority students. School leaders do not deny using race as a criterion but will not say how much of a factor that is in their admission decisions. Last...
  • UPI Poll: Romney takes lead over Obama

    10/11/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 11, 2012
    Republican rival Mitt Romney picked up 3 points to lead U.S. President Obama 49 percent to 46 percent, a United Press International poll indicated Thursday. Romney's lead, which was within the poll's 4.5 percentage-point margin of error, was based on a national survey taken by UPI-CVoter pollsters in the days following the first presidential debate. It is the first time Romney has had the lead since the UPI poll began this election cycle. The latest results are based on nationwide interviews with 1,428 registered voters of which 1,110 said they were likely to vote in the election. The margin of...
  • There’s one abortion extremist in this race: the president

    10/11/2012 9:48:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2012 | LIBBY STERNBERG
    Google “Mitt Romney abortion,” restricting your search to the past 24 hours. You get pages and pages of hits, stories afire with the news that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn’t envision abortion legislation coming before him if he were elected president, but he still supports various pro-life initiatives.This has lit up the left, who see themselves as the protectors of women’s “lady parts” with their pro-choice stance on abortion, and who view Republicans as enemies of women, licking their chops at the opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade.Before things get too crazy—the vice-presidential debate is coming up, after all,...
  • Lockheed Martin to Control Pentagon's Global Information Grid

    10/11/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | October 09, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Do you feel comfortable having supersized defense contractor Lockheed Martin managing the Department of Defense’s global data network? Too bad. They already do. As announced on October 3 and after overcoming an appeal filed by a competing bidder, the Pentagon awarded the Virginia-based company the $4.6-billion Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract. DISA provides information technology (IT) and communications support to the president, vice president, secretary of defense, every branch of the U.S. military, and the overseas combat commands. “We are gratified that the U.S. Government has made its determination, and we are ready to begin work with DISA to...
  • Election 2012: If the Popular-Vote Loser Wins, Rift Would Likely Ensue

    10/11/2012 9:41:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/11/2012 | Scott Controy
    If the presidential election were to play out according to RealClearPolitics' latest polling averages, Mitt Romney would surpass President Obama by 1.0 percent in the nationwide vote. Cue the balloon drop and pop the champagne corks in Boston, right? Not exactly. Under the same current polling scenario, Obama’s relative strength in the battleground states could propel him to victory over Romney in the Electoral College. A candidate has been elected president while losing the popular vote four times in American history (including John Quincy Adams, who in 1824 finished second in the popular vote to Andrew Jackson but was elected...
  • Taking evidence of Obama forgery to voters

    10/11/2012 9:14:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Proposed newspaper ad cites 7 proofs of fraud in birth certificate A professional typographer with 50 years experience has submitted to investigators looking into fraud allegations and to judges in court cases his conclusion that the image of Barack Obama’s 1961 birth certificate released by the White House early last year is a forgery But he’s received no response, and now Paul Irey is trying to take his concerns directly to voters. He has created a full-page newspaper ad that covers seven of the most significant problems with the Obama document so that voters can see the evidence. Irey, who...
  • How timing of film on SEAL raid to get Osama could backfire on Obama

    10/11/2012 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 09, 2012 | Michael Warren
    (Snip:) More guarded about their intentions are those behind “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,” a new film about the 2011 military raid that killed the terrorist mastermind, which is set to debut on the National Geographic Channel on Nov. 4, two days before the election. The following day, the movie will be available on Netflix. To judge from the action-packed, heart-thumping trailer, “SEAL Team Six” promises to be a well-produced movie intended to appeal to anyone who was gripped by the news stories about the intelligence officials who planned the raid and the elite soldiers who...
  • More proof that physicians should stop taking Medicare

    10/11/2012 8:26:25 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    Audio Educator ^ | 10/11/12 | grumpygresh
    "Medicare's rules for coding and billing for Mid-Level providers are clear, but you need to know where to find these rules." There is a whole cottage industry of companies devoted to 'Medicare compliance'. The practice of Medicine is being criminalized through complex coding rules that add nothing to the quality of care. If a physician makes a coding error, they could go to prison. Why would a physician take the risk with Medicare patients anymore?
  • DHIMMITUDE USA: Free Molly Norris! (Seattle cartoonist gone 'ghost' due to Islamic threats)

    10/11/2012 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Here is the scary thing about this column: No more than one in 50 readers knows who Molly Norris is. A month ago, I did not know, so I am hardly in a position to talk. What got me interested was author Larry Kelley’s appeal to launch a “Molly Norris Project.” In his brave book, “Lessons from Fallen Civilizations: Can a Bankrupt America Survive the Current Islamic Threat,” Kelley asks why a White House that labors to protect alleged victims of the fictional “Republican War on Women” does nothing to protect real victims of the Islamic war on women. One...
  • Crazed hysterics over race: skin-color demagogues' ranting won't affect most voters

    10/11/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Eriik Rush
    When I wrote the book “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession,” I did envision circumstances possibly becoming worse as regards race relations in America – I just didn’t think they would get quite this bizarre. At present, a lot of what’s going on centers around the upcoming presidential election, but not all. We’ve entered the time of a liberal-fostered hypersensitivity around race that even extends to “racially insensitive” menu items. But I digress – sort of. As I predicted, Barack Obama’s re-election campaign itself has thus far steered clear of directly employing the race card, but...
  • Got racism? Ann Coulter has fun with latest 'evidence' Mitt Romney's a bigot

    10/11/2012 7:54:40 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Liberal racism sightings have become like a lunatic’s version of “Where’s Waldo?” Kevin Baker of Harper’s magazine says Romney’s referring to his “five boys” in last week’s debate was how he “slyly found a way” to call Obama a “boy.” Says Baker: “How the right’s hardcore racists must have howled at that!” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews says the word “apartment” is racist because black people live in apartments. He also says the word “Chicago” is racist because – despite its well-known reputation as the home of Al Capone and the Daley machine – a lot of black people live there, too....
  • The lord of Obama’s ring (media's typical absence on sensational story)

    10/11/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah points out media's typical absence on sensational story Let’s face it. What we don’t know about Barack Obama could fill volumes. Yet, here he is after spending four years in the White House and facing re-election – still an enigma. It’s not just Obama’s tendency toward secrecy and control of information that is at fault. It’s also a deep, deep institutional problem within the media – both the big corporate press and the so-called alternative press. There are certain stories they just won’t cover. There are certain avenues they will just not explore. There are certain subjects...
  • Gallup to up cell phone samples under pressure from the left

    10/11/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2012 | Rick Moran
    Talk about putting a thumb on the scale... Weekly Standard: ***** Since about the beginning of President Obama's tenure, the Gallup poll has generally been one of the least positive polls for the Democratic party. This has prompted outrage and pressure from the left--even from presidential advisor David Axelrod. Over the summer Mark Blumenthal of Huffington Post wrote a critique of Gallup's daily presidential job approval poll. The point of which was that Gallup was over-sampling whites and thus understating President Obama's position in the adult population. I responded by arguing that Blumenthal's case was underdeveloped and less-than-met-the-eye, and that...
  • One Country, One Standard (The University of Texas should lose Fisher vs. U of T)

    10/11/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2012 | The Editors
    The University of Texas already has been told twice, but apparently needs to be told a third time: Discriminating against would-be students on racial grounds is contrary to the American way. In the 1950 case Sweatt v. Painter, the state of Texas attempted to preserve the university’s no-blacks policy at its law school by setting up an all-black alternative in Houston in accordance with the “separate but equal” rationale established by Plessy v. Ferguson. The Supreme Court said no, laying the groundwork for the subsequent hammer-and-tongs assault on racial discrimination in education. Nearly half a century later, in 1996, the...
  • Bounce continues in new swing-state polling

    10/11/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Plenty of new swing-state polling this morning, and almost all of it looks bad for Barack Obama. Business Insider looks at NBC/Marist and CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polling and concludes, “President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map.” Let’s start with the NBC take on their swing-state polling: Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the poll’s margin of error. In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race...
  • Truth and the Dismal Science (C'mon folks, a 4% GDP Growth is not that hard)

    10/11/2012 6:46:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The 4% Project ^ | 10/11/2012 | Carl Schramm
    When Bob Litan and I were discussing the premise of “Better Capitalism,” our sequel to “Good Capitalism/Bad Capitalism,” we thought we might build the book around the idea that entrepreneurs could push the economy to a sustainable 4% annual growth rate. In the depths of the Great Recession of 2008, this idea was decidedly out of sync with prevailing economic thinking. The grandees were declaring that the economy had somehow shifted as tectonic plates do. The new “frictional unemployment” was going to be 8% and not 4%, as in the past. The old average of 3% annual GDP growth was...
  • Romney is not a liar

    10/11/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2012 | By William J. Bennett, CNN Contributor
    In Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes," two swindlers promise an emperor new, beautiful clothes that are invisible to anyone who is unfit for their position, unjust or stupid. In the first presidential debate last week, the president had his emperor's clothes moment in front of more than 60 million people. All the bright, beautiful robes of his presidency were reduced to nothing. He was unprepared, listless, and as James Carville said, he didn't look like he even wanted to be there. Clint Eastwood's empty chair, which earned the ire of liberal pundits, now seems ever...
  • School Orders Cross Removed From Football Helmets

    10/11/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 73 replies ^ | 10/10/12 | Todd Starnes
    Wisconsin school district has ordered a joint public-private school football team to change its logo – in the middle of the season — after a lone parent said the inclusion of a bishop’s hat and cross was a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Martin Lexmond, superintendent of the Shorewood School District, told Fox News that he made the decision to remove the logos after consulting with the school board. “It just didn’t occur to anybody that there might be questions about it,” he said. “A parent last week raised the question asking if this was a violation of separation of...
  • Axelrod: Romney does not have "big momentum"

    10/11/2012 5:34:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 11, 2012
    President Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, denied on "CBS This Morning" that Mr. Obama is sliding in the polls and that Mitt Romney is gaining momentum. "I don't think there's a slide in the polls; I think there was a bump after the debate," Axelrod said Thursday. "I don't think there's big momentum" for Romney, he said, allowing that the Republican challenger "collected a couple of points." On the morning of the first and only vice presidential debate, Axelrod said Vice President Joe Biden's challenge "is going to be to pin Congressman Ryan down." "The Romney campaign is running away...