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  • Obama hands "Occupy" a major victory

    03/06/2012 7:06:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    And they know it. Anybody remember when Obama refused to acknowledge 8-28 and many other tea party or liberty-based gatherings? Why is that? He did not want to give those groups credibility. The announcement has gone out that the G-8 Summit is being moved from Chicago, to Camp David. This is clearly a victory for the Occupy movement. This is something that revolutionaries desperately need. As time goes on, (see the STORM manifesto - search it for the word "burnout") revolutionaries can get burned out. Who wouldn't? We all have our limits. Now, enter Occupy. In one of their own...
  • Elite National Media Dinner Set to Host Comic Who Smeared Palin in Vile Sexual Terms

    03/05/2012 6:26:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, March 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    The elite national media that is trying to destroy Rush Limbaugh over his calling liberal activist Sandra Fluke a 'slut' and 'prostitute' is set to host a comic who attacked Sarah Palin (and her son Trig) in vile terms.The Radio and Television Correspondents Association (RTCA)announced in December that its 68th Annual Radio & TV Congressional Correspondents' Dinner to be held June 8, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. will be headlined by comic Louis C.K.As reported by Brent Bozell, Louis C.K. repeatedly attacked former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin with crude language about her femininity. (Profanity...
  • Green Firms Get Fed Cash, Give Execs Bonuses, Fail (Taxpayer funded Golden Parachutes)

    03/06/2012 8:19:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    ABC The Blotter ^ | March 6, 2012 | Brian Ross
    President Obama's Department of Energy helped finance several green energy companies that later fell into bankruptcy -- but not before the firms doled out six-figure bonuses and payouts to top executives, a Center for Public Integrity and ABC News investigation found. ----------------------- snip EnerDel, maker of lithium-ion battery systems, landed a $118.5 million energy grant in August 2009. About one-and-a-half years later, Vice President Joe Biden toured a company plant in Indiana and heralded its taxpayer-supported expansion as one of the "100 Recovery Act Projects That Are Changing America." Two months after Biden's visit, EnerDel corporate parent Ener1 paid $725,000...
  • What would a second Obama term bring? (CNN trying to make Communist Obama out like a "Moderate")

    03/05/2012 8:24:03 AM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/5/2012 | Julian Zelizer
    Republicans warn that if President Barack Obama wins a second term, he will push forward with an expansive domestic liberal agenda that makes his existing record look like child's play. During the victory speech that followed the Michigan primary, Mitt Romney warned that "a second term Obama would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election." If you didn't like health care and financial regulation, the Republicans are saying, then you really won't like what happens when things turn leftward after 2012. No longer forced to think about independent voters and suburban moderates, Obama will allow his true liberal values to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEIU, ACADEMIA HELP OCCUPY MOVEMENT 'ABOLISH CAPITALISM'

    03/04/2012 10:03:43 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies · 1+ views
    BREITBART'S 'STORY OF DECADE' PROVEN: BIG LABOR, ACADEMIA, HELP OCCUPY MOVEMENT 'ABOLISH CAPITALISM http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/04/Exclusive%20Occupy%20Abolish Breitbart.com has received exclusive tape of an Occupy Strategy Session at New York University, billed as a group talk on “The Abolition of Capitalism.” One of the headline speakers at this session was Stephen Lerner, former leader and International Board Member of the SEIU and frequent Obama White House visitor. Lerner argued in favor of people not paying their mortgages and “occupying” their homes; he spoke in favor of invading annual shareholders meetings to shut them down. But his big goal was to get workers to...
  • Secretive nationwide network gives SEIU new organizing muscle

    03/05/2012 7:19:25 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/05/2012 | Richard Pollock
    This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series.The politically aggressive Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has quietly created a national network of at least eight community-organizing groups, some of which function alongside the Occupy Wall Street movement, a Daily Caller investigation shows.Incorporated by the SEIU as local non-profits, the groups are waging concerted local political campaigns to publicly attack conservative political figures, banks, energy companies and other corporations.Each local group has portrayed itself as an independent community organization not tied to any special interest. But they were founded, incorporated, and led by SEIU personnel.The individual activist groups use...
  • 'Tix Fix' In Reverse. Some NYPD cops ‘lie’ in court to avoid pay dock

    03/04/2012 8:47:19 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/4/2012 | Brad Hamilton
    Cops deemed to not have performed well risk losing as many as 10 vacation days or two weeks pay, sources said. “They manage this through a spirit of fear,” said one veteran cop. “Maybe the officer doesn’t present his testimony good enough. So they say, ‘OK, we’re going to take a week’s pay from you.’ ” The result is higher conviction rates — and a tense atmosphere in which officers sometimes falsify their notes and don’t tell the truth in court to avoid being punished, police and defense lawyers say. Defense lawyers say sympathetic judges even coach cops on what...
  • Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs

    03/04/2012 1:41:08 PM PST · by NYer · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Andrew Bair
    At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius confirmed the fears of many pro-life advocates who worry that the recent HHS mandate requiring all insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization, regardless of an employer’s moral objection, is just the beginning.The same statutory authority of the Administration to mandate contraception could just as easily mandate abortion on demand. The Administration believes in essence that employers are not really paying for contraceptives or abortion since they would be cheaper than providing for prenatal care, childbirth or child care.In an exchange with pro-life Congressman Tim...
  • SlutWalk Marched Through D.C. (The Georgetowner, Aug 15,2011)

    03/04/2012 12:21:16 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    The Georgetowner ^ | 8-15-11 | Shannon McGovern
    SlutWalk marched through D.C. on Saturday as one of many recent marches organized by women to raise awareness and reduce the blame put by society on victims of sexual abuse. Women and men gathered at Lafayette Square and processed down 15th Street to the Washington Monument. Some marchers woreonly in a bra, several painted “Slut” across their chests, others carried signs declaring “My Dress is Not a Yes” and “Even Sluts Have a Right to Say ‘No’.”
  • Soaring cost estimate prompts health law doubts (Only idiots didn't see this coming)

    03/04/2012 10:10:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    boston herald ^ | 3/4/2012 | ap
    Cost estimates for a key portion of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law have ballooned by $111 billion from last year’s budget, and a senior Republican lawmaker today demanded an explanation. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., wants to know by Monday why the estimated cost of helping millions of middle-class Americans buy health insurance has jumped by about 30 percent for an eight-year period, from 2014-2021. Administration officials say the explanation lies in budget technicalities and that there are no significant changes in the program that would raise concerns. Cost estimates for new government programs...
  • Meet law student and feminist hero Sandra Fluke (Career "student", pro-abortion activist)

    03/03/2012 4:45:19 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/3/2012 | Caroline May
    The country knows Sandra Fluke as the beleaguered third-year Georgetown University Law Center student who has been criticized by conservatives — notably radio giant Rush Limbaugh — for her recent testimony about co-eds’ contraceptive needs before Congressional Democrats. But the 30-year-old student who stirred the debate is no novice to the political arena. Fluke has a long history of feminist advocacy: The Washington Post reported Fluke entered Georgetown Law well aware that the school’s insurance plan did not cover contraception, only to spend the next three years lobbying the school to change its policy.
  • Holder Wants Race Preferences and Benefits . . . Forever

    03/03/2012 11:06:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 2, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Eric Holder has gone all-in supporting race-based hiring preferences and race-based benefits. Given that the majority of Americans despise this rot, surely the presidential candidates will pounce. In a little noticed interview at the “World Leaders Forum,” Holder makes statements that should be the subject of a direct mail piece in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia: Holder expressed support for affirmative action, saying that he “can’t actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease.” “Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices,” Holder said. “The question is not when does it end,...
  • Shorter ‘Washington Post’: Bill '****' Maher’s Million Okay For Obama, GOP Must Abandon Limbaugh

    03/03/2012 11:45:51 AM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3/3/2012 | Dan Riehl
    Today, the editorial board of the Washington Post took a stand against Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, claiming that the GOP must distance itself from the popular radio talker. IN A DEMOCRACY, standards of civil discourse are as important as they are indefinable. Yet wherever one draws the line, Rush Limbaugh’s vile rants against Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke crossed it. His way of showing this anger was to smear Ms. Fluke, who approached Congress to support the plan, as a “slut” seeking a government subsidy for her promiscuity...[Snip] What we are saying is that Mr. Limbaugh has abused...
  • Stunner. Georgetown “Coed” Sandra Fluke Is a 30 Year-Old Women’s Rights Activist

    03/02/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies · 2+ views
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    What a shock! It was all a BIG PRODUCTION! The Democrat’s token abused college coed is actually a 30 year-old hardcore women’s rights activist. Sandra Fluke is also the past president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. (video) Jammie Wearing Fool reported: "I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing...
  • Sandra Fluke’s Appearance Is No Fluke

    03/03/2012 8:10:08 AM PST · by yellowhammer · 158 replies
    jammiewf.com ^ | March 2 , 2012 | Just a grunt
    <p>In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.</p>
  • Is President Obama Among The Greatest Black Men Ever?

    03/02/2012 11:51:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    NEWSONE ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dr, Boyce Watkins
    For many centuries, the epitome of African American achievement has been to become the first black president. We once talked about it like it was the impossible dream, or the ultimate sign that we have arrived. Well, Barack Obama didn’t just talk about the dream, he went out and turned it into a reality. So, here we are, with the keys to the Oval Office. When the Obamas moved in physically, many of “us” moved into the White House psychologically. The Obama’s marriage was our own, and our sense of protection of the president and his family was the kind...
  • Obama’s campaign bully brigade rides again

    03/02/2012 12:22:23 PM PST · by Ron C. · 4 replies
    http://michellemalkin.com/ ^ | March 2, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    They’re baaaaaaack. Barack Obama’s election-year goon squad kicked into high gear this week by kicking the president’s fiercest opponents in the teeth and targeting their pocketbooks. Returning to bully business as usual, the Obama campaign launched a brazen salvo against two prominent conservative critics and their legions of private citizen donors. Let’s be clear (to use Obama’s favorite phrase): This is not just the politics of personal destruction. It’s a vendetta of campaign finance destruction. Under the guise of “disclosure,” Team Obama is exploiting the power of high government office to intimidate lawful, peaceful contributors who support limited-government causes.In a...
  • Sharia Law Campaign Begins As Muslim Group Fights Bans

    03/02/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 14 replies
    islamophobia-watch ^ | 03/02/12 | Jaweed Kaleem
    After heated debates in two dozen states over banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dollar effort to explain how Sharia applies to the lives of American Muslims. The Islamic Circle of North America, a New York-based group, is spending $3 million on its Defending Religious Freedom campaign, which kicks off Monday and explains Sharia law and common misunderstandings.
  • Clark County firefighters’ use of sick leave falls by 57,000 hours

    03/01/2012 6:14:01 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies · 9+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 3:15 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann
    Since county officials began questioning firefighters’ use of sick leave two years ago, sick-leave requests in the Clark County Fire Department have fallen by 57,000 hours. A county report obtained in response to a Sun request found that within those 57,000 hours, battalion chiefs’ sick leave fell from an average of 164 hours a year two years ago to about 16 hours last year, a 90 percent decline. For rank-and-file firefighters, the average hours of sick leave taken fell from 227 hours two years ago to 136 hours last year, a 40 percent drop. The staggering decline has saved Clark...
  • Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

    03/01/2012 5:27:18 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 50 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum. The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the pre-primary interpretation of the rules, caused disbelief at Rick Santorum’s campaign. A spokesman rejected the decision. Even Romney supporters in the Michigan GOP said the decision was unfair to Santorum. “I have this crazy idea that you follow the rules,” said former Attorney General Mike Cox said after a 4-2 vote by a Michigan GOP credentialing committee, according to the AP. “I’d love to...