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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 September 2012

    09/23/2012 4:56:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 219 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 September 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 23rd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robert “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs, adviser to Obama’s campaign, who left the White House as Obama’s first press secretary, due to even the DNC media having a hard time with his lies, will gleefully lie to part-time White House spokesman Chris Wallace; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., survivor of democrat lies, smears and a Obama/union failed recall attempt costing the Wisconsin taxpayers millions, who, like Romney today, had the DNC media saying was behind in the race, only to win easily...
  • Blackstone to buy $1 billion worth of Tampa Bay homes for rentals

    09/22/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 53 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/21/12 | Drew Harwell
    A Wall Street behemoth plans to spend $1 billion on Tampa Bay's hobbled housing market, dispatching teams of brokers to scour neighborhoods and buy hundreds of homes a month. But rather than resell the homes, the Blackstone Group is opting to become a landlord, renting the homes to tenants including foreclosed ex-homeowners burned by the housing crash. Blackstone, one of the nation's largest private-equity firms, plans to buy as many as 15,000 homes in Tampa Bay over the next three years, many of them foreclosures, capitalizing on decimated home prices and growing rents. The shopping spree, and those of half...
  • Pay raise dispute between Washoe County and Sheriff's Deputies resolved

    09/22/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT · by redreno · 1 replies
    KRNV ^ | 09/21/2012 | KRNV
    RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A pay raise dispute between the Washoe County and its Sheriff's Deputies has come to a close. Sheriff Deputies had requested an increase in pay after the county cut benefits and 51 paid positions last year. Arbitrators Thursday advised in favor of the deputies, saying that their pay was behind national standards. The County was advised to give a three percent pay increase.
  • U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    09/21/2012 7:14:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | 9/21/2012 | Lymari Morales
    Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004. The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. This reflects the continuation of a pattern in which negativity increases...
  • York Detective: Calabrian Mafia Pervades Legitimate Economy In Ontario, Canada

    09/21/2012 6:19:30 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    It's not your grandpa's Mafia anymore. The Charbonneau Commission is conducting hearings to confront allegations that wise guys and dirty politicians are in bed together in the award of public works contracts in Montreal, QB Canada, and yesterday veteran detective Mike Amato from neigboring Ontario testified about the reach of the Italian Mafia in his province as reported by CBC News: "the veteran officer says the modern-day Mafioso is dressed in business suits, works 9-to-5 hours and holds jobs ranging from banker, to accountant to bus driver," and "Mafia-controlled legitimate businesses in his region include everything from garden centres to...
  • 4 Teamsters face RICO rap

    09/21/2012 3:38:21 AM PDT · by ex91B10 · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 20, 2012 | Dave Wedge and Laurel J. Sweet
    A crew of rogue Teamsters shook down major Hub convention organizers, assaulted rivals and rigged union votes in a lucrative “pay-to-play” reign — including once strong-arming the state Democratic Party by threatening to obstruct a fundraiser by Gov. Deval Patrick where President Obama spoke, officials said.
  • Ambassador Stevens is Dead...Al Qaeda is Alive

    09/20/2012 1:59:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 20 Sep 12 | Xzins
    A bumper sticker is making the rounds with Joe Biden's words: Osama is Dead; GM is Alive. Apparently, that resonates with democrat voters who want to believe Obama knows a thing or two about foreign relations. Not. Ambassador Stevens is Dead...Al Qaeda is Alive. Ambassador Stevens is Dead...The Muslim Brotherhood is Alive. The above are the real truth, and any chest thumping on the part of Obama is really misplaced self-congratulatory narcissism. We all know it was our special operations forces who took out Osama. We're pretty sure that Obama did not put on a black mask, take up a...
  • Celebrate “Empty Chair Day” in Barack & Michelle Obama’s $35 Million Kailua, Hawaii Mansion

    09/20/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | September 3, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    (Being purchased for them by Penny Pritzker and wealthy Chicagoans) [ Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, has been bragging about getting to live in Hawaii next, in a $35 million beachfront mansion after leaving the White House in January 2013.  "It was fun while it lasted", Miss Marion is quoted by Chicagoans as saying, "but wait until you see the place they're buying for Michelle and Barack!" ] Part 1 of this report — HEREPart 2 of this report — HERE***************************Today has been declared “National Empty Chair Day”, in honor of Clint Eastwood’s speech on the closing night of the Republican...
  • House panel to hold public ethics hearing Friday for Rep. Waters

    09/20/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    The House Ethics Committee will hold a public hearing Friday on ethics allegations against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). The panel has been investigating for the past three years whether Waters violated House rules by attempting to secure federal help during the financial crisis for a bank in which her husband owns stock. Waters has maintained her innocence, and the ethics probe has been weighted by problems. As the committee moved toward holding a trial for Waters in late 2010, it halted its work abruptly and placed two of its lead attorneys on administrative leave. Shortly afterward, the committeeÂ’s chief counsel...
  • Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) Earns Dishonorable Mention in CREW’s Annual Most Corrupt Report

    09/20/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Baynative · 7 replies
    Crew Blog ^ | September 2012 | Staff
    Washington, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) as a Dishonorable Mention in its Most Corrupt Members of Congress report, an annual, bipartisan look at Washington’s worst. Rep. Dicks used his position as chairman of a powerful House Appropriations subcommittee to direct millions of dollars in public funds to the Puget Sound Partnership, a Washington state environmental agency headed by his son, earning him a spot in CREW’s latest report.
  • Joel Pollak on being targeted by DOJ, Media Matters: 'Holder should resign over this alone'

    09/19/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak told The Daily Caller that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over, among other things, the Department of Justice’s collusion with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to discredit him. Emails TheDC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show DOJ Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. “On the one hand, it’s a badge of honor,” Pollak said of being one of the targets of the collusion. “The cool conservatives make the Obama...
  • THOUGH ILLEGAL, OBAMA APPEARS TO SOLICIT SUPER PAC MONEY AT JAY-Z FUNDRAISER

    09/19/2012 1:16:53 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/12 | John Nolte
    If our corrupt media believe a Republican said something inappropriate at a fundraiser about the 47% of the American people the rest of us carry, the corrupt media attempt to destroy his campaign over it. However, if a sitting president appears to openly and brazenly break the laws surrounding the solicitation of super PAC money, this very same media dutifully report but refuse to talk about it: Speaking at a fundraiser hosted by the famous rapper and singer couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, President Barack Obama made comments, seemingly in jest, asking guests to help out his campaign against Republican nominee Mitt...
  • Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people (OBAMACARE)

    09/19/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 18 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | September 19, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget analysts are now estimating that nearly 6 million Americans — most of them in the middle class — will have to pay a tax penalty for not getting health insurance once President Barack Obama's health care law is fully in place.
  • The “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report

    09/19/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    hillbuzz.org ^ | Sseptember 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Full title: Ground Reports from the “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report that show this is indeed a Depression On my desk, just under the computer monitor, I have a little box full of slips of scrap paper. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid because the nuns who taught me in Catholic School refused to ever waste paper. Anything that comes into my home that’s blank on one side and has outlived its usefulness is drawn and quartered and spends some time as scrap paper in that...
  • Obama's Dangerous and Disastrous Presidency - What has improved under his rule?

    09/19/2012 3:59:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 19, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    How can any cogent American citizen possibly even consider voting for Barack Obama now? That's what lots of conservatives and moderates are asking each other, again and again. It's completely baffling, to those who grew up with any sort of sense of what America means and what the American character traditionally has been, that anybody can look at the man's record and want more of the same. Almost the entirety of the Muslim world is now rioting against an American president who promised that his olive branches to Muslims would secure peace. Like Jimmy Carter, Obama has only shown a...
  • Nissan Integrity at Stake in Leaf Owners' Battery Test

    09/18/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 18, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    In what looks like an attempt to avoid a potentially costly and disastrous recall of its taxpayer-funded electric vehicles, Nissan has dismissed the concerns of its Leaf customers in Arizona and other hot states by claiming the apparent loss of battery capacity is “normal.” Owners of the company’s dismal selling plug-in have banded together to collectively test their vehicles and see just how “normal” their loss of “bars” on their power indicators are. Over the weekend twelve Leaf owners – led by EV advocate and Leaf owner Tony Williams – were to conduct an extended range test in Phoenix,...
  • More on Eric Holder’s Flying Monkeys at Media Matters

    09/18/2012 9:51:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    For more than a year, PJ Media has been reporting on the corrupt press shop inside the Department of Justice. The unit is headed byPress Harpy Tracy Schmaler. We broke a story in July about this relationship after a PJ Media public records request revealed communications between Media Matters’ Matt Gertz and Schmaler about Fast and Furious. (More on the corrupt DOJ press shop: “ Tracy Schmaler’s (and Eric Holder’s) Trip to the Tropics ,” “ DOJ Leaks to TPM Muckraker Florida Will Be Sued Over Voter Rolls ,” “Tracy Schmaler – DOJ Shrieker in Chief.“) Tracy Schmaler Today,...
  • Sebelius’ Violation of Hatch Act Won’t Be Punished White House Says

    09/17/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    The Hatch Act’s prohibition against campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime didn’t stop Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from making a pitch for President Obama’s reelection at a Human Rights Campaign Event in Charlotte, N.C. “Strictly speaking, what she did was against the law,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz acknowledged. “But we also need to take into consideration her intent and prior record. Secretary Sebelius is a highly respected member of this Administration with no previous criminal record. Further, it is clear that her intent was admirable. An effort to help reelect the President serves a higher purpose. The...
  • Judge strikes down Wis. law limiting union rights

    09/14/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT | SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
    A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled Friday that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null... *** It was not clear if the ruling means the law is immediately suspended.
  • How Republics Fall: The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

    09/17/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2012 | Michael Knox Beran
    The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid. In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent. The media savants sympathized with the delirium of Charlotte...