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  • Rahm has deep financial ties to new Chicago Sun-Times owners

    12/22/2011 4:32:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Greg Hinz
    Rahm has deep financial ties to new Sun-Times owners December 22, 2011 It's nice to have friends in the media. Mayor Rahm Emanuel sure will have a ton of buddies in one key local media outlet, because virtually every one of the Sun-Times' new owners has been a major contributor, business partner or civic ally of his. For instance, at least eight of the 12 board members of the new company, Wrapports LLC, have donated to Mr. Emanuel's campaign fund in the past year, collectively plunking down $241,000 that I found in a quick survey of Board of Elections disclosures....
  • Le Gun Lobby C’Est Moi

    12/22/2011 3:34:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 21 December, 2011 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Jeff Knox wrote an interesting piece the other day titled Attention Lamestream Media: I am the ‘gun lobby’. It was positively cheerworthy. I, too, get irritated with the way the nefarious “Gun Lobby” is portrayed in the media. I personally know several of the people in the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA) who were instrumental in getting the Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act (our “shall-issue” law) passed, and I met some of the opposition, including Heather Martens, the Executive Director of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota (CSM)… There were a couple of big differences between the GOCRA folks and...
  • Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    12/20/2011 1:51:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/20/2011 | Chris W. Cox
    In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda. Readers will recall that a little over two months ago, in this same space, I wrote: "I would like to believe that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder – no matter how much they oppose our Second Amendment rights – would never break the law...
  • Report: Iran says it can control the drone

    12/13/2011 5:18:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/11
    Report: Iran says it can control the droneBy the CNN Wire Staff updated 5:29 AM EST, Tue December 13, 2011 (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country can "control" the U.S. drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down, Venezuelan state TV reported. "There are people here who can control this spy plane, surely we can analyze this plane too," Ahmadinejad told VTV. "The systems of Iran are as advanced as this system." President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought...
  • Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy

    12/12/2011 12:39:54 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12 December 2011 | John Schmid
    At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in "disarray," the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council. "At this make or break time for the middle class and our economy, we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products stamped with three proud words: Made in America," President Barack Obama said in a statement. Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed...
  • New e-mails: ATF officials discussed using Fast & Furious to … push gun control

    12/07/2011 2:11:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/7/11 | Allahpundit
    The logical extension of Rahm’s famous remark about never letting a serious crisis go to waste. If a grave problem is an opportunity to push your agenda, imagine how much farther you can push it by making the problem graver. Another F&F bombshell from CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson: ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3″. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple...
  • China drift toward more state control "troubling": U.S.

    12/02/2011 6:56:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/30/11 | Doug Palmer
    China drift toward more state control "troubling": U.S.By Doug Palmer | Reuters – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday criticized China for backing away from free market reforms and moving toward more state control of its economy as Beijing approaches the tenth anniversary of its entry into the World Trade Organization. "China seems to be embracing state capitalism more strongly each year, rather than continuing to move toward the economic reform goals that originally drove its pursuit of WTO membership," U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke said in remarks delivered in Geneva and...
  • Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow

    11/07/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We pay for having a terrible federal government every day. Why should this be any different just because it involves lost rights instead of lost money? Seriously, though, having Obama’s AG mumble about more gun regulation in front of a mic will accomplish two things. One: It’s bound to worry all sorts of swing-state gun owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio once word of his testimony gets around, which is all to the good for election day next year. Two: The more gun owners perk up about Holder’s testimony, the more public interest there’s bound to be in Fast...
  • Obama Making Plans to Nationalize Housing?

    For over a year I have been warning that the Obama Administration plans to use Fannie Mae to nationalize a significant portion of America’s real estate market. Today the President announced plans to utilize executive orders to side-step Congress, usurp the Constitution, and allow the government owned mortgage giant Fannie Mae, to start gobbling up mortgages. The President’s plan will implement sweeping new rules that will allow the nationalized mortgage behemoth to refinance mortgages. Once Fannie Mae owns the mortgage, there’s nothing to stop the Obama Administration from using the Making Home Affordable Plan to allow people to exit their...
  • Obama Plan: Teacher Jobs One Year Only (after that, no federal funding for the added jobs)

    10/08/2011 1:46:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | 10/03/11 | Don Carrington
    Obama Plan: Teacher Jobs One Year OnlyAfter a year, there’s no federal funding for the added jobs By Don Carrington Oct. 3rd, 2011 RALEIGH — President Barack Obama stood before thousands of screaming supporters at North Carolina State University Sept. 14, urging Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, his $450 billion plan to create jobs and stimulate the economy. “Pass this jobs bill, and there will be funding to save the jobs of up to 13,000 North Carolina teachers, cops, and firefighters,” he said. But he didn’t say that his bill would fund the jobs only for one year....
  • Obama Tells Democrats Birth Control is “Preventative Care”

    10/06/2011 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/6/11 | Tony Perkins
    At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser last night, President Obama expressed his ardent satisfaction that his new health law regulations will force faith-based health care providers to provide contraceptive services without any co-payment from those receiving them. When one particularly pleased member of the audience cried out, “birth control” as a “pre-existing condition,” the President said, “You’re stealing my line.” To yet another call-out, Mr. Obama said, “Darn tootin’.” Contraception as “preventive care?” According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “preventive care” refers to “those situations in which consumers may consider themselves healthy or physically at risk...
  • Occupy Wall Street” Protester Spews Vile Anti-Semitism: “The Jews Control Wall Street, F--- The Jews

    10/05/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/5/11 | redodostonage
    Challenge for the left: Find us one instance at a tea party that comes even close to this venom, and please, no far-left LaRouche supporters holding Hitler signs, they are not conservatives.
  • Bill would require fitted sheets at hotels to protect housekeepers

    09/23/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 14, 2011 | Patrick McGreevy,
    Business owners and others who have long complained that companies are overburdened by state regulations say a proposal now moving through the Legislature shows that lawmakers have lost all touch with reality: It would require that hotels use fitted sheets
  • COLUMN: Can the LDS religion be considered a cult?

    09/22/2011 5:49:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 355 replies
    Utah State Statesman ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Liz Emery
    In 1820, during the second Great Awakening of religious revival, a young man named Joseph Smith claimed to see God in a grove in New York. This claim started one of the most controversial religions in recorded human history, including, at various times, polygamy and racism; and many assert today that sexism is still inherent in the religion. In this article, the LDS, or Mormon, belief system will be called a church or religion for clarity's sake. Whether these things are right, wrong or even true is a topic of endless debate. Today, however, I want to address a very...
  • Be Nice to Your Children…

    09/02/2011 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | September 1, 2011 | Rich Tucker
    Older people almost always seem to think they had it tougher than “kids today” do. So some older folks are striking back against the privileges enjoyed by today’s young people. And this doesn’t bode well for the future of society. Consider a recent story out of Pennsylvania. “The owner of a small restaurant outside Pittsburgh is banning children under the age of six, saying they regularly disrupted other customers’ meals,” the Wall Street Journal reported recently. “I’ve decided someone in our society had to dig their heels in on this issue,” the owner (a former teacher, luckily not of grammar)...
  • The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton (International Gungrabbers!)

    08/25/2011 12:38:08 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Bell ^ | 08.2.11 | Adrian Krieg
    The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton The greatest gun grab in world history is in the midst of debate in the UN and is being pushed by Obama, Holder, Clinton, and all of Obama's Czars. Citizens of the United States, in fact citizens around the world, deserve to know what this treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would mean to Americans. Here is a brief synopsis: • If ratified by the Senate the treaty would void the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. • The Treaty would violate the Tenth Amendment transferring and federalizing gun ownership,...
  • The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton (International Gungrabbers!)

    08/25/2011 12:37:50 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 1 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 08.2.11 | Adrian Krieg
    The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton The greatest gun grab in world history is in the midst of debate in the UN and is being pushed by Obama, Holder, Clinton, and all of Obama's Czars. Citizens of the United States, in fact citizens around the world, deserve to know what this treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would mean to Americans. Here is a brief synopsis: • If ratified by the Senate the treaty would void the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. • The Treaty would violate the Tenth Amendment transferring and federalizing gun ownership,...
  • Shepard V. Madigan: Illinois Files Response to Lawsuit

    08/17/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT · by AnoniMooseCelt · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Jul 29, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Along with a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges that the state's restriction on law-abiding citizens to carry a weapon outside of their homes violates the Second Amendment, Illinois Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan filed a response to the plaintiffs' request for a permanent or preliminary injunction. According to court documents filed on July 22, Madigan is asking the court to deny a summary ruling.
  • The Silence that Shatters America

    08/15/2011 8:19:53 PM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | August 15, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    Why do we take it as gospel that Barack Hussein Obama gets to fundamentally transform America just because he makes the bold claim that’s what he’s going to do? Why do decent, rational, American-loving people let Obama get away with saying he will “fundamentally transform America”?The first time he arrogantly uttered these words, the response should have been: “It should go without saying that no one, not even a president or a king will ever be allowed to fundamentally transform America.”...In order to stop D.C.’s Marxist Commander in Chief in his tracks, he must be forced back to reality and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Norway Massacre Justifies Disarmament?

    08/09/2011 4:36:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 8 August, 2011 | David Codrea
    A maniac disguised as a policeman went on a bombing and shooting spree in Norway, unopposed by responding law enforcement for a full 90 minutes. At this writing, eight people were killed by a car bomb explosion in Oslo, and less than two hours later, 69 people were shot and killed at a youth camp on Utoya Island. Per Radar Online, it was “the deadliest attack by a single gunman in history.” As expected, the anti-gunners went into full blood-dance mode. The Brady Campaign used the situation to accuse US-recognized firearms freedoms of being responsible for more carnage—citing several examples...
  • Cartoon: Disarmament Man

    08/04/2011 1:09:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
  • Who Is The Fanatic When It Comes to Gun Control?

    08/03/2011 6:04:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    JPFO ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Charles Heller
    Washington, DC --( Colin Goddard, the misguided Virginia Tech shooting victim who has turned to the Brady Center to Promote Gun Violence for solace, said in a recent post about the Oslo Shooting: “Unfortunately, I was soon infuriated by the gun fanatics in America who immediately used this massacre to assert that strong gun laws, like Norway’s, don’t work.” Well, if you look at the case of Anders Behring Breivik, Norway’s ludicrous “gun control” laws don’t and didn’t work. So, the first question is: Who, Mr. Goddard, is actually the fanatic in this case? Is it common sense self defense...
  • SAF, NRA slam U.N. arms treaty as Dems push new gun control scheme

    07/16/2011 6:25:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Two national gun rights organizations currently monitoring international gun control efforts, including the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, drew lines in the sand Thursday against a proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, while anti-gun Congressional Democrats push a new gun control measure in "the other" Washington. SAF's activities at the U.N. this week further bolster the Washington State-based group's growing prominence in the gun rights community, guaranteed by last year's McDonald v. City of Chicago Supreme Court victory, and now on an international scale. The spotlight was on the National Rifle Association yesterday, however, as Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre threw...
  • VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.'

    07/15/2011 4:15:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Rutherford institute ^ | July 5, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.' By John W. Whitehead 7/5/2011 "They're trying to scare the pants off the American people that we need these things... Fear is a commodity and they're selling it. The more they can sell it, the more we buy into it. When American people are afraid, they will accept anything."--Kate Hanni, passengers' rights advocate "Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government...Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and...
  • Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to “Dominate,Intimidate and Control”the American People

    07/15/2011 3:53:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 64 replies
    Coach IS RIGHT ^ | July 15, 2011 | Doug Book
    Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to “Dominate,Intimidate and Control”the American People BY COACH COLLINS,ON JULY 15TH,2011 By Doug Book,staff writer Since its inception in 2002,the Department of Homeland Security has grown increasingly contemptuous of the rights of the American people. Indeed,the Gestapo-like tactics of one of the Department’s better known masters of overreach–the TSA–are responsible for countless examples of the organizations daily assault on the Constitution. But recently,another of Janet Napolitano’s handmaidens of harassment has begun to make news…albeit only on the web,of course. It is the TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response task force–or VIPR. Organized into mobile swat teams,VIPR has...
  • Sen. Graham: Republicans Should Accept Tax Revenue Increase (RINO calls for tax hikes)

    07/13/2011 9:41:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 84 replies
    ABC ^ | 2011-07-13
    As Congress and the president try to strike a deal to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling, one Republican Senator tells ABC News that prospects look bleak. “Right now I’m very worried,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told ABC News “Subway Series.” “If I were a betting man, I’d bet no [deal].” (snip) Senator Graham said Republicans should be willing to accept a deal that curbs entitlement spending and increases tax revenues by closing loopholes. (snip) The obvious solution, Graham said, is for Republicans to give some ground on taxes and for Democrats to give some ground on entitlements. But...
  • The Insidious Semantics of ‘Gun Control’

    07/03/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 1 July, 2011 | Kirby Ferris
    Washington, DC --( “Gun Control” advocates fall into only two categories: the Liars and the Ignorant. There is no third category. The Liars invent the lies. The Ignorant believe the lies and repeat them. Truly fervent “gun control” advocates are quite often mentally ill. Their most common clinical symptoms, projection and denial, are barely below the surface. Because they often entertain a warped contempt of other human beings, they don’t trust themselves with guns, so they would prohibit firearms to all. They also entertain a primitive superstition about an inanimate object: “Guns are bad! Guns kill people!” Read what a...
  • Obama Identifies the Enemy: Tony the Tiger

    06/22/2011 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Human Events via Fox News ^ | June 21st | Audrey Hudson
    Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police. Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies. The same goes for restaurants. It’s not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such a thin mint cookies sold by scouts or M&Ms and Snickers, which sponsor cars in the Sprint Cup, but pretty...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/15/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 78 replies ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms. While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N....
  • Control is Highly Overrated and Overpriced

    06/08/2011 5:10:57 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 6 June 2011 | Ken Hess
    An interesting conversation arose over my post, “The Increasingly Irrelevant Desktop OS,” that I placed over on LinkedIn in one of the Virtualization groups. One of the conversations trickled toward the issue of control. The excerpt from that thread reads, “I can see consumers not needing an OS for most of their daily activities. Web browsing, mail and streaming multimedia can all be done from a centralized location. Other than that, I do not see professionals giving up their OS of choice any time soon. That would simply involve giving up too much control.” True.Giving up control of one’s own...
  • Obama's IPAB Board Will Control Medicare Decisions

    05/27/2011 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/27/11 | Betsy McCaughey
    A toxic political strategy is spreading across the land, one that involves Medicare. It threatens to bamboozle voters and allow the 2012 election to turn on a lie. Democrats are making the obscenely false claim that they will "save Medicare as we've known it." On Wednesday, Democrats used this deceptive strategy to take the special election in the 26th congressional district in western New York. Sadly, this corrupt strategy is likey to be repeated. Voters need to know the facts. The truth is, the Obama health law, passed by Democrats last year, already eviscerated Medicare — though seniors won't feel...
  • Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licenses

    05/16/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 4/20/11 | Sara Lenz
    Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licensesBy Sara Lenz, Deseret News Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:34 p.m. MDT Lawmakers around the country are looking at a new way to keep kids in school — not letting them get a drivers license if they drop out. Although Minnesota's law states that students only have to stay in school until they are 16, lawmakers there are considering a bill that would not allow school dropouts to get their license, the StarTribune reported on Tuesday. "Driving is not a right, it's a privilege, and it's perfectly within bounds for the state government to...
  • Soros Group Behind Attack on Boehner’s Catholicism

    05/14/2011 4:55:53 PM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    AIM ^ | May 13, 2011C | Cliff Kincaid
    A Washington Post story about Catholic professors challenging Rep. John Boehner’s Catholic faith with an open letter to the House Speaker ignores the role of one of the key signers in a George Soros-funded group.The letter to Boehner says, “Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress.” Ignoring the Catholic tradition of subsidiarity, or decentralized government, and voluntarism, the letter claims Boehner’s votes against expansion of the federal welfare state are anti-Catholic.Letter signer Stephen F. Schneck of the Catholic University of America (CUA) is a board member of...
  • The CB Patriot Project

    04/19/2011 9:30:18 PM PDT · by publius321 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Americans are dangerously inter-dependent upon cell phone towers and Internet servers throughout the nation. Whether intentional or by natural disaster, ALL of these can be instantly shut down during “emergencies”. The CB Patriot Project is organizing around a simple technology and making it the back-bone of an emergency plan. By linking patriotic Americans across their homes, cities, states & country, we will be prepared for national or regional emergencies that could otherwise shut down our ability to communicate with one another. After the financial meltdown of 2007 and the 2008 elections, millions of Americans organically organized and united with one...
  • After six years of banning home-made lunches, what are the results in Chicago?

    04/11/2011 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 34 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | April 11, 2011 | Steve McGough
    Even though the article states kids have been forced to eat the lunches provided by the government for six years, there is no information provided about the health and wellness of the kids. Where are the results from the past six years? How is the obesity rate? How about the diabetes rate?
  • Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings - Mormon

    04/06/2011 11:00:03 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies
    Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings An ordinance is a sacred act performed by a man who holds the priesthood. Baptism and the sacrament are examples of priesthood ordinances. Some ordinances may be performed by brethren who hold the Aaronic Priesthood. But most ordinances are performed by Melchizedek Priesthood holders. This section gives directions that a priesthood leader should follow when performing an ordinance. Brethren who perform ordinances should prepare themselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit. They also should make sure the ordinance meets the following requirements: All ordinances must be performed in the name of Jesus Christ. All...
  • Obama - the Greatest (Most Effective) President

    03/26/2011 4:53:00 AM PDT · by The Big Boo · 61 replies
    The Big Boo
    Obama has clearly been the greatest (most effective) President in the history of the nation. Many take his seeming incompetence as a flaw instead of a means to his larger ends. The evidence: 1. Basic economic annihilation of the U.S. economy and the drowning of the Federal Government in permanent and unsustainable debt. Status: COMPLETED 2. Working with the Muslim Brotherhood to establish rule in all Islamic Countries. Status: UNDERWAY, PROSPECT of TOTAL SUCCESS. 3. Creation of local brigades (union/student/progessive) to transform "days of rage" into permanent revolutionary action, intimidate all opponents. Status: UNDERWAY, PROSPECT of TOTAL SUCCESS. 4. Neuter...
  • Helen Thomas: Jews control White House, US Congress

    03/19/2011 11:16:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    jpost ^ | 3/19/11 | staff
    In 'Playboy' interview, veteran US journalist stands behind anti-Israel comments that led to her resignation: "I knew exactly what I was doing." Talkbacks (70) Veteran US Journalist Helen Thomas said that Jews have "total control" over the White House and US Congress, telling Playboy magazine in an interview to be published in April, "Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies." Thomas, who covered the White House for more than six decades, was forced to resign from her position at Hearst Corp. last year, after saying in an interview that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and...
  • Shootings leave 1 dead, 9 wounded in city

    03/18/2011 8:14:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 18, 2011 | Carlos Sadovi, Serena Maria Daniels and Becky Schlikerman
    Various shootings in Chicago have killed one person and left at least 9 others wounded, authorities said Thursday night. A man was shot dead about 9:40 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The victim was identified as Carlos Morales, of the 11700 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office, which said he was shot at his home. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing preliminary information.
  • Power Corrupts

    03/17/2011 3:25:03 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2011 | Timothy Birdnow
    There are several fundamental things the Left seeks to control: food, water, energy, finance, weapons, and the dissemination of information. Control these things and the populace must obey. It really is as simple as that. They cloak their ambitions in deceitful platitudes -- environmentalism, fairness -- but in the end it is the pursuit of political power that drives them, and we must understand this to understand them.
  • Making Choices

    03/12/2011 1:33:53 PM PST · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 03/12/2011 | Travis Main
    “To choose or not to choose” – That is the choice. How many decisions does a person make each day consciously and unconsciously? Wake or snooze? Oatmeal or cereal? Hat or no hat? Bus or car? Cranky or smiley? Pay bills or wait? Aaarrghgh! So many decisions are processed. In the grand scheme of things, most decisions are relatively simple; however, there are big hairy decisions that are always lurking. From the beginning it has been this way. How long did Adam and Eve go before they ate the fruit? What went through their minds before the decision was made?...
  • United Federation of Teachers fires employee for trying to organize a union

    02/27/2011 2:39:29 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 13, 2010 | TOM TOPOUSIS
    In a move of stunning hypocrisy, the United Federation of Teachers axed one of its longtime employees -- for trying to unionize the powerful labor organization's own workers... "I was fired for trying to start a union at the UFT," said a dumbfounded Callaghan, who worked for the union's newsletter and as a speechwriter for union leaders for the past 13 years. "This is the exact antithesis of what they preach... " Callaghan fumed. Callaghan said he's planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against the UFT for illegally blocking his unionizing effort... "They gave me...
  • Obama Plans to Nationalize Wireless Internet

    02/21/2011 4:52:38 PM PST · by Cacique · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 2-21-2001 | Daniel Sayani
    In what amounts to the next initiative undertaken by the Obama Administration towards its ever-expanding program of government expansion and nationalization of various aspects of the lives of the American people (such as the government takeover of health care, intervention in banks, and the nationalization of various automobile companies, such as General Motors), the federal government is now embarking upon a program of government-directed wireless internet (Wi-Fi) delivery.
  • “Americans Want Background Checks” ... so say the media elite

    02/17/2011 4:16:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 15 Februray, 2011 | Larry S. Moore
    NEWS FLASH – There is a federal background check required on all purchasers of firearms sold through gun stores which hold a Federal Firearms License (FFL). And you can't operate a gun store selling firearms without an FFL. It seems that journalists, especially those associated with various Buckeye State universities and colleges, are coming out of the woodwork to attack the Second Amendment. If one were to believe in conspiracy theories, the flow of one-sided liberal editorials, thinly disguised as journalistic reporting, couldn't be a coincidence. If you don't believe in conspiracy theories, then the liberal journalists smell blood and...
  • Town with nine bins for every home (to save the environment and EU Unions)

    02/17/2011 2:56:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 17, 2011 | Louise Gray, Earth News
    The research found that in Newcastle-under-Lyme, residents are asked to sort their waste into nine different bins and bags. A further 20 councils provide seven bins for food waste, different recycling streams and other rubbish. More than 100 town halls ask residents to sort rubbish into 5 or more bins. Residents in these areas say it is impossible to find room in the house for all the different bins and complain that the system is “too complicated and complex”. [snip] In Newcastle-under-Lyme Council, north Staffordshire, residents are asked to dump food waste in a silver slop bucket for food waste,...
  • Memphis Council's unanimous vote OKs surrender of charter by city schools

    02/11/2011 6:31:06 AM PST · by GailA · 15 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 2/10/11 | Richard Locker, Amos Maki
    The Memphis City Council on Thursday accepted the decision by the Memphis City Schools Board of Education to surrender its charter, essentially wiping out the city school board in one vote. "The Memphis City Schools board will be dissolved upon the filing of this resolution (with the Secretary of State)," said Council Atty. Allan Wade. "They would continue to exist only for the purpose of winding up their affairs." The council instructed Mayor A C Wharton to deliver notification to the Secretary of State today. But it remains unclear -- even to many council members -- what the 10-0 vote...
  • Arizona Rancher Ordered by Court to Pay Undocumented Immigrants for Holding Them at Gunpoint

    02/05/2011 1:53:55 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 37 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2011 as of 3:42 AM EST | foxnews
    The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court verdict ordering Arizona rancher Roger Barnett to pay damages of $87,000 for holding a group of undocumented immigrants at gunpoint.
  • Freep a Poll! (NY Daily liberal one. "who controls the media?")

    02/04/2011 12:45:34 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2-4-11 | NY Daily News
    Who controls the media? Liberals, the majority of stories reported are always sympathetic to liberal causes. Conservatives, the media is constantly pandering to conservative readers. Rich people control the media.
  • House Dems call for gun hearings

    01/28/2011 1:20:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    House Dems call for gun hearings By: John Bresnahan January 28, 2011 12:46 PM EST A top House Republican rejected calls by Democrats for hearings on gun safety in the wake of the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), suggesting that such hearings could interfere with the prosecution of the alleged gunman, Jared Loughner. Rep. John Conyers (Mich.), top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and 15 other Democrats on the panel sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) on Friday seeking hearings on several gun-safety issues related to the Tucson shooting. Six people died...
  • Giffords intern supports gun control in NYC visit

    01/25/2011 10:55:58 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2011
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The intern credited with helping Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head in Arizona is speaking out in favor of changes to the nation's background check system.