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  • Noonan: America's Crisis of Character

    04/20/2012 3:11:49 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 38 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 4/20/2012 | Peggy Noonan
    People in politics talk about the right track/wrong track numbers as an indicator of public mood. This week Gallup had a poll showing only 24% of Americans feel we're on the right track as a nation. That's a historic low. Political professionals tend, understandably, to think it's all about the economy—unemployment, foreclosures, we're going in the wrong direction. I've long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it's also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture...
  • GSA failed to halt exec's taxpayer-funded junkets

    04/19/2012 8:47:12 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/17 | Susan Ferrechio
    General Services Administration officials permitted a high-ranking employee to spend tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel junkets, despite an inspector general's dire warning about the executive's pattern of waste, fraud and abuse, officials said Tuesday.GSA Inspector General Brian Miller warned Martha Johnson, then head of GSA, in May 2011 about Neely's pattern of inappropriate and unbridled spending, including a $823,000 Las Vegas conference for 300 GSA employees in October 2010. A month later, a GSA official informed a White House lawyer about an investigation of "fraud and wasteful spending" at GSA Despite those warnings, Neely received a...
  • Dems kill crackdown on teacher-student sex

    04/18/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 3/18/2012 | Bob Unruh
    Majority Democrats on a California state legislative committee have decided to kill a plan that would have cracked down on intimate relationships between school teachers and their students,
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment

    04/19/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment By Terence P. Jeffrey April 19, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals. The First Amendment says in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or...
  • Why Obama Lies

    04/19/2012 12:59:23 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    However, there may be a more fundamental reason we are so consistently lied to by Barack Obama and his allies: they just do not respect most Americans and have very little regard for our intelligence. Where, one may ask, is the proof of this claim? Barack Obama and his closest advisers have in fact told us they don't think too highly of most Americans. The tip off should have been Barack Obama's "gaffe" (Michael Kinsley's definition of a gaffe made by a politician is when he tells us how he truly thinks by accident) back in 2008 when he derisively...
  • DOE’s Vehicle Fleet Roughly The Size of Its 15,000+ Staff

    04/18/2012 8:55:25 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04-18-12 | Becket Adams
    Full Title: DOE’s Vehicle Fleet Roughly The Size of Its 15,000+ Staff, Inspector General Calls The $60M it Spends Annually on Travel a ‘Paltry Sum’ During a hearing before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee Wednesday, Department of Energy Inspector General Greg Friedman told Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) that compared to amount of money spent by DOE contractors, the $60 million the department spends annually on travel is a “paltry sum.” A “paltry sum”? Think that’s bad? How about this: according to Christopher Johns, director of the Energy Department’s budget office, the DOE’s vehicle fleet is roughly the size of...
  • Obama campaign launches all-out blitz for Latino vote

    04/18/2012 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 18, 2012 | Olivier Knox |
    President Barack Obama's campaign on Wednesday launched an aggressive national effort to energize and rally Latino voters who could help him carry key states like Colorado, Florida or Nevada and hand him a second term. "This election is an opportunity for the Latino community in this country to send a message" by helping "someone who stands on our side," Democratic Senator Robert Menendez told reporters on a conference call to unveil "Latinos for Obama." "It's no secret that Latinos will be a deciding factor in this election," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said on the same call. The campaign also...
  • How do Warren Buffett and Sen. Ben Nelson benefit from White House killing Keystone pipeline?

    04/18/2012 9:13:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Glennbeck.com
    Glenn spent a good portion of his show Tuesday night on GBTV to address Warren Buffett’s connections to TransCanada’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. Does the Oracle from Omaha have an interest in seeing the project killed? Glenn’s research team compiled quite a bit of evidence that could certainly lead one to reach that conclusion. ...the State Department advised the President to reject the proposal to extend the Keystone XL pipeline because it was not in the “national interest” of the country at this time. But why would Obama choose to not support this project when he has backed so many...
  • GSA official’s wife accompanied him on trips at taxpayer expense

    04/18/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT · by magellan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2010 | Lisa Rein
    The senior government executive who organized the lavish Las Vegas conference at the center of a General Services Administration spending scandal took dozens of trips for the agency. The boss's wife accompanied him on some of them — and taxpayers picked up the tab. Deborah Neely wasn't always just sharing husband Jeffrey E. Neely's hotel rooms at resorts from Las Vegas to the Pacific islands. She handled party arrangements, directed event planners to spend government money and arranged lodging for relatives on the GSA trip to Las Vegas in 2010, an unusual role revealed in transcripts of interviews that the...
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Arrested for Failing to Report Winnings, Employment

    04/17/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/17/2012 | SUSANNA KIM
    Amanda Clayton, who admitted to receiving public food assistance after winning $1 million in the state lotto, was arrested Monday evening in Michigan on two felony counts of welfare fraud. Clayton, of Lincoln Park, Mich., failed to report her winnings and employment while receiving $5,475 in food and medical assistance, the state Attorney General said. "It's simply common sense that million dollar lottery winners forfeit their right to public assistance," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement. "We will continue to work with local, state and federal authorities to uphold state laws intended to ensure wise stewardship of...
  • Who is Paul Krugman kidding? Inflation is morally abhorrent

    04/17/2012 7:43:36 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/17/2012 | Bill Flax
    Paul Krugman again. Still beholden to chimerical Phillips Curve absurdities, the professor proposes inflation to stimulate stagnant labor markets. The Phillips Curve insists that rising inflation lowers unemployment. The theory presumes businesses increase prices faster than workers’ wages raise effectively making labor inexpensive. When real salaries shrink, hiring accelerates. As Krugman details, the Fed’s focus is dual: stable prices and full employment. So he seeks to overcome persistent unemployment through purposeful failure on the price front, lamenting that “Fed officials ... are feeling intimidated ... and that American workers are paying the price for their timidity.” Krugman thus urges Ben...
  • Van Jones: 'Progressives Have Another Century to Win!'

    04/17/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rick Perlstein
    Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list, takes its name from the organization Jones helped found a year ago to stir up a grass-roots insurgency against the plutocrats we now call the 1%—and now seek harness the insurgent energies expressed by the Occupy movement into lasting institutional reform. “The American dream—the idea that ours is a land where any hard-working person can better herself or himself—is at risk of being wiped out, right before...
  • Court blocks NLRB’s union poster rule with emergency injunction

    04/17/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2012 | Kevin Bogardus
    A federal court on Tuesday blocked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from issuing a rule that would require employers to post notices explaining workers’ collective bargaining rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered that an emergency injunction on the rule be granted, pending appeal. The poster rule was set to go into effect on April 30, but will now be delayed until the appeal is decided. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace asked for the injunction after U.S. District Judge Amy Berman dismissed their legal...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Convicted defendants left

    04/17/2012 7:00:27 AM PDT · by Ratman83 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 16, 2012 | Spencer S. Hsu
    Justice Department officials have known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people nationwide, but prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled. Officials started reviewing the cases in the 1990s after reports that sloppy work by examiners at the FBI lab was producing unreliable forensic evidence in court trials. Instead of releasing those findings, they made them available only to the prosecutors in the affected cases, according to documents and interviews with dozens of officials. In addition, the Justice Department reviewed only a...
  • Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

    04/17/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2012 | Mackinac Center
    MIDLAND — Michigan’s 60,000 home health care aides will no longer be deemed government employees — meaning they cannot be forced into a government employee union and have dues withheld — as a result of legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The next step is for the Michigan Department of Community Health to immediately stop the collection of dues from subsidy payments intended to assist developmentally disabled adults and the diversion of those funds to the Service Employees International Union, said Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. “Ending this lucrative charade is terrific news for...
  • PLEASE HELP -SCYTL, an international vote tabulation company may be counting (or not) your vote!

    04/16/2012 10:30:46 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 37 replies
    April 16, 2012 | GILTN1stborn
    Finally, there seems to be growing concern about vote fraud. Over the last couple of months I have attended meetings about vote fraud and have become more alarmed that it may extend beyond our borders. http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/nov-2012-vote-tabulation-raising-concerns http://patriotupdate.com/articles/what-is-scytl-why-should-you-be-very-very-concernedOrganizations like: True the Vote (http://www.truethevote.org/) and The King Street Patriots among others, have been reaching out to teach us what they have learned. Based on some of that information, and a suggestion in an email from The King Street Patriots, I decided to help some of my friends and family participate easily because many people are good at forwarding emails, but do not...
  • TN Coach Fired for Song Criticizing Dear Leader

    04/16/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT · by wjcsux · 18 replies
    self | 16 April 2011 | wjcsux
    A Tennessee Middle School football coach, aged 26 was fired for writing and performing a song critical of The One because a few parents complained. Here is the link. Great song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfH46DTAkxo
  • Sunland Park’s Daniel Salinas facing yet more charges

    04/16/2012 7:52:35 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | April 6, 2012 | Rob Nikolewski
    It’s official: The situation in Sunland Park has gotten crazier than the last two seasons of “Lost.” On Friday, Daniel Salinas was arrested again, this time charged with 18 new felony charges, including receiving and soliciting illegal kickbacks, fraud and ethics violations. Salinas is the man who: *as the border town’s mayor pro tem got drunk with then-mayor Martin Resendiz during a meeting at a restaurant with officials from a California firm during which Resendiz said he got so inebriated he signed city contracts [4]while not realizing their import *has been accused of trying to blackmail rival mayoral candidate Gerardo...
  • Donor Cash For White House Access

    04/16/2012 7:28:03 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 16, 2012
    Corruption: A new study documents that access to the White House is based on how much money is put into the president's campaign coffers. At least the Lincoln Bedroom isn't for rent — yet. During the Clinton administration, when the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House became a favorite place for campaign contributors to rest their weary wallets, the infamous Johnny Chung made the observation that the White House was like a subway turnstile: You put your token in and you got inside. An analysis of White House access by the New York Times suggests that hope and change has...
  • Former Prince George’s County Housing Director James Johnson Sentenced for Federal Extortion

    04/16/2012 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 13 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | April 16, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland
    GREENBELT, MD—United States District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced former Director of Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) James Edward Johnson, age 67, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 37 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit extortion. Judge Messitte also entered an order requiring James Johnson to pay a fine of $25,000 and to forfeit $46,300 that was seized from his safe deposit box. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of...
  • Ann Barnhardt: BUZZSAW RAISED TO THE POWER OF BLOWTORCH

    04/16/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 85 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | April 16, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Here is me speaking last week at "Liberty First" down in Colorado Springs. It is a relatively poor-quality video taken in the back of the room, but it is watchable. It has also been edited for time. There are a few jumps. Language warning. Seriously. You have been disclaimed.
  • Holder Meets Sharpton

    04/16/2012 5:42:15 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | APRIL 14, 2012 4:00 A.M. | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    This week, our esteemed attorney general canoodled with Reverend Al at the annual convention of the “National Action Network,” home base for the infamous huckster (that would be Sharpton, not Holder — sorry for any confusion). It is difficult to imagine another attorney general in American history sucking up to such a race-mongering charlatan. The Sharpton record was succinctly catalogued on the Corner by Victor Davis Hanson: inciting murderous riots; slandering Jews, Mormons, and homosexuals; libeling a state prosecutor in the course of championing Tawana Brawley’s fabrication of a racial “hate crime.” Yet there was Holder, ladling cringe-making praise on...
  • Holder Meets Sharpton

    04/16/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | APRIL 14, 2012 4:00 A.M. | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    This week, our esteemed attorney general canoodled with Reverend Al at the annual convention of the “National Action Network,” home base for the infamous huckster (that would be Sharpton, not Holder — sorry for any confusion). It is difficult to imagine another attorney general in American history sucking up to such a race-mongering charlatan. The Sharpton record was succinctly catalogued on the Corner by Victor Davis Hanson: inciting murderous riots; slandering Jews, Mormons, and homosexuals; libeling a state prosecutor in the course of championing Tawana Brawley’s fabrication of a racial “hate crime.” Yet there was Holder, ladling cringe-making praise on...
  • Report: Democrat-controlled Senate laziest in 20 years

    04/16/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    For those who need proof that the Senate was a do-nothing chamber in 2011 beyond the constant partisan bickering and failure to pass a federal budget, there is now hard evidence that it was among the laziest in 20 years. In her latest report, Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson revealed a slew of data that put the first session of the 112th Senate at the bottom of Senates since 1992 in legislative productivity, an especially damning finding considering that it wasn’t an election year when congressional action is usually lower. For example, while the Democratically-controlled Senate was in session...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Photos Show GSA Official Enjoying Wine/Soak in Spa Tub at M Hotel During “Pre-Conference” Meeting

    04/16/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4-16-2012 | Jake Tapper
    The government official on the frontlines of the scandal involving a wasteful government conference, U.S. General Services Administration regional commissioner Jeffrey Neely, will invoke his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination, his lawyer Preston Burton tells ABC News. He won’t comment on the $822,751 conference, many of the expenditures for which the GSA Inspector General called “excessive” and “wasteful.” He won’t comment on the bizarre awards ceremony, or the commemorative coins, the mind-reader/motivational speaker. Mr. Neely bares a bit more in a photo collection on his wife’s Google+ page. There visitors can see photos of Neely staying in a luxurious suite...
  • Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects (Obama rebuilding Kenya)

    04/16/2012 7:23:31 AM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 20 replies
    Trade Aid Monitor ^ | 04/14/2012 | unknown
    Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in that nation. Although this and other recently released presolicitation notices for unrelated programs serve as advance alerts to potential vendors—and therefore do not offer cost estimates and other details— a review of U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors. The White House is committing to a five-year effort to "improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness" of the livestock industry specifically in Marsabit and Garissa counties,...
  • Obama Exec Order Takes Natural Gas Away From States

    04/16/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT · by TexasVoter · 72 replies
    The White House ^ | 04/13/2012 | Barack Obama
    Because efforts to promote safe, responsible, and efficient development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources are underway at a number of executive departments and agencies (agencies), close interagency coordination is important for effective implementation of these programs and activities. To formalize and promote ongoing interagency coordination, this order establishes a high-level, interagency working group that will facilitate coordinated Administration policy efforts to support safe and responsible unconventional domestic natural gas development.
  • Media Malpractice [Liberal "news" and George Zimmerman]

    04/15/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Any hope that the media might fairly and responsibly cover the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin was effectively doomed the moment Al Sharpton descended on Sanford, Florida, and started holding rallies with the victim’s family. Recall that Sharpton once said of Clarence Thomas’s tenure on the Supreme Court, “I remember growing up reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Now I get to see it.” Unless they agree with his race-driven political agenda, Sharpton is not above accusing even African Americans of wanting to return to a day when the Fugitive Slave Act was still on the books.
  • From Man Alive! - "The greatest love of all."

    04/12/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 5. The greatest love of all. When the subject of love and sex come up, our friends in the lab coats have a field day. For one thing, gibbons and other critters pair-bond for life, so they’re “just like us.” And for another, when you’re in the thrall of your best-beloved, your brain is all but drowning in pheromones and oxytocin and a mad obsession to rut yourself raw, so you’re no different from a house-cat in heat. Everything they have to say about you omits...
  • The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through (Commentary)

    04/14/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2012 | Neil Snyder
    Hilary Rosen is a frequent visitor to the White House. According to White House visitor logs, she has visited the president's home 35 times since he took office, but on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to distance President Obama from Rosen because of her remarks about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Carney's claim that he knows three Hilary Rosens was a feeble attempt to defuse a ticking time bomb. Rosslyn Smith had an interesting blog in Thursday's American Thinker in which she said: Let us count the Hilary Rosens in Jay Carney's world. There is Hilary Rosen spokesperson...
  • Eric Holder silent on the New Black Panther Party(either he is a coward or agree with them)

    04/13/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 34 replies
    Biggovernment.com ^ | 13 April 2012 | Trueblackman
    Americans must ask themselves whether Eric Holder and black leaders indeed fear the New Black Panther Party, as they all refuse to condemn their rhetoric and tactics in the last few weeks. The Trayvon Martin Case is the latest in a long list of incidents into which the New Black Panther Party has injected itself, but nothing has measured up to its latest tactics, which include placing a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head with the qualifier "dead or alive." It would seems to the most independent of observers that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in his refusal to condemn this...
  • Remington responds to NBC hit piece

    04/13/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12 April 2012 | unattributed
    From Remington Arms to The Daily Caller NBC continues to attack Remington and the firearms industry through sensational and factually inaccurate reporting. On April 11, 2012, Brian Williams again demonstrated NBC’s anti-gun agenda with the claim that the Model 870, Model 1100 and other Remington firearms have a design flaw. That claim is demonstrably false and Remington stands fully behind the safety and reliability of the most popular shotguns in the world. It wasn’t enough for NBC to attack over 20 million Remington firearms; they also called the Second Amendment into question by suggesting that there is a need for...
  • Black-on-black victims could fill our stadiums

    04/13/2012 10:36:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | John Fountain
    Imagine Soldier Field beyond capacity, brimming with 63,879 young African-American men, ages 18 to 24 — more than U.S. losses in the entire Vietnam conflict. Imagine the University of Michigan’s football stadium — the largest in the U.S. — filled to its limit of 109,901 with black men, age 25 and older. Now add 28,223 more — together totaling more than U.S. deaths in World War I. Picture two UIC Pavilions packed with 12,658 Trayvon Martins — black boys, ages 14 to 17 — nearly twice the number of U.S. lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now picture all of...
  • A guy who walks around with a bunch of bodyguards criticizes self-defense laws

    04/13/2012 6:31:29 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/12/2012 | Rick Moran
    A guy who walks around with a bunch of bodyguards criticizes self-defense lawsAmerican Thinker Rick MoranApril 12, 2012 If we all had half a dozen bodyguards to protect us like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, we might all think that Florida's "stand your ground" law and other self defense measures were a "license to murder." But most of us aren't that lucky - which is why most of us thank the Lord that we live in a country with a second amendment. Politico: The so-called Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and some other states amount to "a license...
  • GSA employees spent 5 days in Hawaii for 1-hour groundbreaking event

    04/11/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    fox news ^ | April 11, 2012 | Chad Pergram
    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Wednesday that five employees associated with the recently scandal-plagued Government Services Administration went to Hawaii for up to a week in 2011 to attend an hour-long groundbreaking on space leased by the federal government for the FBI. ... In October 2010, a GSA division spent more than $823,000 at an employee-training conference in Las Vegas. During the investigation and the release of the Inspector General's report this month, videos surfaced of employees do skits about the lavish spending.
  • Former Secaucus (NJ) Mayor Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribe (RAT)

    04/12/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 8 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | April 12, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of New Jersey
    NEWARK, NJ—Former Secaucus, New Jersey Mayor Dennis Elwell was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for purported real estate projects in Secaucus, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. A jury found Elwell, 66, of Secaucus, guilty following a two-week trial in July 2011. Elwell was convicted of one count of bribery and acquitted on one count of conspiracy and one count of attempted extortion under color of official right. U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares presided over the trial and imposed the...
  • What did pass the Maryland General Assembly

    04/11/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2012 | Greg Masters
    Although negotiations over a package of tax increases and a proposed casino collapsed Monday night, the Maryland General Assembly passed a lot of bills this session — 791, to be exact. Of those, 96 percent were passed in the last week, including hundreds in the hours and minutes before midnight on Monday. Here are some highlights from the 90-day session’s last day: STORMWATER FEE The Senate spent much of the session’s waning hours fiercely debating a stormwater fee bill that was on few people’s radar earlier in the session. The bill requires localities to fund projects to reduce polluted runoff...
  • 8 Individuals Charged and Arrested in Two Separate Corruption Investigations

    04/11/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | April 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida
    Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Dena E. Choucair, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that eight individuals have been charged in two separate complaints involving public corruption allegations. The first complaint, 12-2494-Garber, charges the lead code compliance inspector for the city of Miami Beach (Jose L. Alberto), four Miami Beach code compliance officers (Willie E. Grant, Orlando E. Gonzalez, Ramon D. Vasallo, Vicente L. Santiesteban), and two Miami Beach firefighters (Henry L. Bryant and Chai D. Footman) for their participation in a scheme to...
  • Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law

    04/09/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-9-12 | Sam Baker
    The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law. The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate. Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well...
  • Campus Police Detain and Draw Weapons on Student Activist for Wearing Empty Holster

    04/11/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 126 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 April, 2012 | cbaus
    Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State University Police detained and drew their weapons on student-activist Mike Newbern for demonstrating his support for gun rights by wearing an empty holster to a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday. Newbern, the president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, was taken forcibly into police custody just after 8:30 p.m., while he was standing at the front of the crowd wearing an empty holster, which was clearly visible on his belt, and with his hands crossed in front of his chest. A police report released on Thursday indicates two officers drew their firearms before approaching...
  • Obama’s two Kenyan birth certificates managed and covered up with our tax money

    04/11/2012 5:24:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 65 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/11/2012 | George Spelvin
    A blockbuster youtube.com video I have viewed (which has since been erased by persons unknown) presents evidence of two Kenyan birth certificates for Barack Hussein Obama. It also suggests at least $35 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars in stimulus funding (American Recovery & Reinvestment Act) in 2008 and 2009 were sent to Kenya in the guise of AIDS vaccine dollars in spite of the fact that Merck & Co. the maker of the drug being funded had halted clinical trials of MRK-Ad5 before the payments were made. “To Pay Back My Homeys” is a red caption the video producer draped...
  • Russia Has the Wheels; Now it Needs the Roads

    04/11/2012 5:44:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 10, 2012 | James Brooke
    Russians get perverse pleasure out of taking photos of their bad roads and then posting the pictures on the internet. This year, for the first time, Russia is expected to top Germany as Europe’s largest car market. With car purchases increasing by 20 percent in Russia this year, the Center of Automotive Management predicts that Russians will buy 3.2 million vehicles during 2012, slightly more than Germany. So how are Russia’s roads? According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, Russia ranks number 125 out of 139 countries on the quality of its highway infrastructure. According to another report,...
  • WHAT is Scytl & WHY Should You Be VERY, VERY Concerned?

    04/10/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 57 replies
    The Patriot Update ^ | April 10, 2012 | Ann-Marie Murrell
    Here’s another of those quiet, subtle, but very dangerous little stories that has somehow slipped past all the mainstream media outlets. The United States of America has a brand new private VOTE COUNTING company that the Obama administration has personally handpicked. The company is called Scytl and it is based in Michelle Obama’s most favorite vacation spot, Barcelona, Spain. Forget the fact that Barack is once again providing jobs for people in another country; there are much bigger fish to fry in this story.
  • Moran Challenger Allowed on Ballot, in Reversal

    04/10/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 1 replies
    Mount Vernon Patch ^ | april 9, 2012 | rachel leonard
    The Virginia State Board of Elections announced Monday evening it would allow a Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran on the ballot after initially disqualifying him.
  • Arpaio: GOP Candidates 'Hiding' From Eligibility

    04/09/2012 1:06:09 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 08 April 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a radio host today he’s met with Republicans – including every one of the GOP presidential candidates – and has come to the conclusion they’re as guilty as Democrats of “hiding” questions about Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president. As WND reported, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse conducted an extensive examination of documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card, only to conclude there is probable cause the documents are actually forgeries. Yet despite his findings, Arpaio told “Aaron Klein Investigative...
  • Resignation at EU drugs agency highlights ethics issues

    04/07/2012 11:15:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 05.04.12 @ 20:49 | Valentina Pop
    A top scientist within the EU agency authorizing new drugs resigned on Wednesday (4 April) after being fired from France's national regulator, itself embroiled in scandals over poisonous diabetes drugs and failing breast implants. Eric Abadie, a French specialist in diabetes and heart-related diseases, had for the past five years been chaired a panel of experts giving scientific advice to the European Medicines Agency on authorizing the sale of new drugs on the EU market. "I am not aware of any criminal charges made against Dr. Abadie," Martin Harvey, a spokesman for the London-based EU agency told this website, adding...