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  • Maryland Mega Millions winner says she ‘misplaced’ winning ticket

    04/06/2012 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/06/2012 | Nina Mandell
    The flaky McDonald's worker who claimed she had one of the winning Mega Million Lottery tickets now says she lost the slip. When asked by NBC News if she was going to ever to ask for her share of the dough, Mirlande Wilson replied, "If I find it (the ticket).” The NBC reporter then asked if she had lost the ticket, to which the 37-year-old Baltimore woman replied, "I misplaced it." She insisted she didn’t make up the story though. “I did not make up no story to get no attention,” she told NBC. The strange conversation is just the...
  • Obama's female forum: Just in time for campaign? [JOKER pretends to care about women]

    04/06/2012 7:07:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/6/12
    The White House will host a forum on women and the economy, just as the latest political buzz focuses on the growing gender gap in America. It's the talk of cable news - whichever Republican candidate President Obama faces starts from behind with one of the most important group of voters: women.
  • Canada abolishes long gun registry

    04/06/2012 6:40:32 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 4/5/2012 | David Kopel
    Canada abolishes long gun registryDavid KopelApril 5, 2012 6:17 pm Yesterday the Canadian Senate voted 50-27 to abolish the long gun registry. Bill C-19 received unanimous support from Conservative Senators, and some support from Liberals. The bill had previously passed the House of Commons. It became the law of the land today, with the Royal Assent of Canada’s Governor-General. The bill does not change Canada’s registration system for handguns, which has been in effect since the 1930s. Nor does it change the registration system for certain long guns which have been classified as “prohibited” or “restricted” weapons. Likewise unchanged is...
  • D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’

    04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | April 5, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem “that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.” The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million “for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.” That...
  • IRS Commissioner: Paying Taxes Is Pathway to Citizenship for Illegal Aliens

    04/06/2012 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    IRS Commissioner: Paying Taxes Is Pathway to Citizenship for Illegal Aliens By Elizabeth Harrington April 5, 2012 ( – Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Thursday that paying taxes is a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 12 days before this year's tax-filing deadline (Apr. 17), Shulman was asked about what his agency is doing to collect taxes from illegal aliens. “You know, it’s a great question,” he said. “One of the pathways to citizenship that people believe is a good one is--even if you’re not in this country legally--to pay...
  • Andrea Advocates For Planned Parenthood

    04/06/2012 6:27:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is it the role of a "correspondent," as opposed to a pundit, to advocate on a controversial subject? Apparently Andrea Mitchell thinks it's just fine. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell, NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent, twice spoke in defense of Planned Parenthood. She claimed to distinguish PP's role in providing abortions from the screening services it offers women, and criticized the decision of the Texas state government to prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving federal screening funds. But funds being fungible, Mitchell was effectively advocating for all of Planned Parenthood, including its role as the nation's largest abortion provider. View the...
  • Germany to impose tax on the young to help the old

    04/06/2012 5:22:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 4, 2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have drafted proposals forcing all those over the age of 25 to pay a proportion of their income to cushion Germany against a looming population crisis. The German Chancellor's ruling party is seeking extra sources of cash to pay for soaring pensions and bills for social care costs at a time when Germany's "baby boomer" generation is ageing amid a decline in the birth rate.
  • Two homeowners with guns confront intruders in Pierce County(WA)

    04/06/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | NA
    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Two Pierce County homeowners pulled guns on people trying to break into their homes Thursday morning. Bonney Lake Police said a man was napping at his home in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East when he heard someone ringing the doorbell. He ignored it, but then heard the person kicking the door. The owner grabbed a shotgun and confronted the intruder. The suspect then fled in a pickup truck, but not before the homeowner fired a shot. Police say there was no indication the car or the intruder was hit. Police said they are searching...
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • Marion Barry and the Left's Hatred of Asian Entrepreneurs

    04/06/2012 1:33:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | April 6, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Marion Barry's mouth set him up. The disgraced former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was caught on tape in a 1987 crack cocaine sting, made an even bigger disgrace of himself and his city on Tuesday. Celebrating a Democratic primary victory, the city councilman attacked small businesses owned by "Asians" in his district. Then the race-baiting clown doubled down. Barry told supporters in D.C.'s Ward 8: "We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go." Once pushed out, Barry promised, he would replace the foreign invaders with "African-American...
  • Massachusetts School Removes “God” From Lee Greenwood Song “God Bless the USA”

    04/06/2012 1:23:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/5/2012
    An elementary school in Massachusetts has told kids not to say the word “God” in the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA” during a recent assembly. Instead, they wanted students to say, “We love the USA.” Many parents were not happy with this move, but some agreed that the principal did the right thing. The school decided that they would pull the song from the assembly all together instead of continuing a debate about it. Michael Graham, a conservative radio talk show host with WTKK in Massachusetts, joined Martha MacCallum on America’s Newsroom to discuss the matter. Graham disputes...
  • Reflective Chavez weeps at Mass in Venezuela

    04/05/2012 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 6, 2012 12:18am EDT | Daniel Wallis
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on...
  • China tells military to ignore rumors, obey party

    04/05/2012 10:51:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 6, 2012 1:21am EDT | Chris Buckley
    China's top military newspaper told troops on Friday to ignore rumors on the Internet and steel themselves for "ideological struggle" as the ruling Communist Party faces a leadership transition, in a sign of jitters in Beijing. The Liberation Army Daily did not mention outlandish rumors of a foiled coup in Beijing that spread on the Internet in past weeks, after the abrupt ousting of Bo Xilai, an ambitious contender for a spot in the new central leadership to be unveiled at a party congress later this year. A front-page commentary in the newspaper, however, left no doubt the party leadership...
  • Newark Mayor Booker says he was denied Springsteen tickets after blasting N.J. Devils executive

    04/05/2012 10:43:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 05, 2012
    NEWARK — Call him a "high-class, highfalutin huckster and hustler?" Well then, you can just forget about those Springsteen tickets. A day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker lashed out at Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek — accusing him of exploiting the city — the mayor said the team owner turned down his request for seats to next month’s sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert at the Prudential Center.
  • Bobby Petrino Placed on Paid Leave

    04/05/2012 8:30:02 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 22 replies ^ | 4.5.2012
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has been put on paid leave. Athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision late Thursday, capping a stunning day in which it was revealed that Petrino had a 25-year-old female employee with him during a weekend motorcycle ride that ended in a crash.
  • On Zakat, Jihad and Shariah-Compliance

    04/05/2012 8:03:34 PM PDT · by LSUfan
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 5 April 2012 | Unknown
    Here we have two important links that touch on themes that we have covered extensively over the years: Zakat, Jihad and Shariah-Compliant Finance. The first article from the excellent Gates of Vienna blog, points out that one of the destinations of zakat (tithing in Islam) is “those fighting in the way of allah…” The second article ties zakat to Shariah-Compliant Finance. It is a column out of Malaysia, one of the global centers of Shariah finance, that points out–in detail–Shariah-Compliant companies are in fact liable for zakat payments. Shariah-compliant companies, either fully owned by Muslims, or jointly owned by...
  • Walking Back the Trayvon Martin Hysteria

    04/05/2012 7:42:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 5, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    1) If one suggests that there may not be, at least as yet, enough evidence to overturn the initial police decision of not charging Mr. Zimmerman with a crime, then one is a de facto racist. In other words, the liberal position of letting all the evidence be reexamined in a dispassionate fashion is now illiberal. And the illiberal one of charging someone with a felony without established probable cause is liberal. But just arresting and charging a suspect to let a judge or jury post facto decide whether there was ever probable cause for such an arrest is neither...
  • Republican official: US Rep. Johnson to retire

    04/05/2012 7:53:31 PM PDT · by deek69 · 5 replies
    Veteran Illinois U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson intends to drop his bid for a seventh term and retire, a Republican official said Wednesday. Johnson was expected to make a public announcement of his decision Thursday, said the official, who spoke directly with Johnson but would confirm the decision only on condition of anonymity in order not to pre-empt the congressman's formal announcement.
  • Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

    04/05/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 15 replies
    Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2012 | Rachel Cernansky
  • Man may have killed in self-defense during robbery off Tallassee

    04/05/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    A man who shot and killed another man Wednesday morning in Athens may have been acting in self-defense during a robbery, Athens-Clarke police said. He told police he shot 23-year-old Travis Sankwon Callaway after Callaway pulled a gun on him outside his home at Pinehurst Apartments off Tallassee Road, according to police. Police questioned the man after the 3 a.m. shooting and later released him. Callaway was dead when officers arrived, police said. Investigators found evidence in the breezeway of 120 Pinehurst Court that appears to support the man’s self-defense claim. “He was the shooter and the victim of a...
  • Hate Crime, It’s the Thought That Counts [Trayvon Martin]

    04/05/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    What Would The Founders Think ^ | Recent - date not shown | Martin and Marcia
    In light of all of the racially incendiary “reportage” of a media elite bent on creating a narrative to fit their agenda (regardless of whatever the facts are), it seems appropriate to go beyond the murky circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.
  • In audiotapes, ex-Saints coach Gregg Williams heard urging injuries

    04/05/2012 6:22:18 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/5/2012
    (CBS News) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and two other key members of the organization in New York Thursday to hear their appeal on suspensions for their part in "bounty" system. Payton received a one-year ban while former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was suspended indefinitely by the league. CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian reports that the release of an audio tape leaves little question what Williams had in mind. ((snip)) "We've got to make sure we do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore's head. We need...
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...
  • Favorite "Flower" Song - Tell us your Favorites - Freeper Canteen - 6 April 2012

    04/05/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 245 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~Favorite "Flower" Songs~ *Killswitch Engage - Rose Of Sharyn* Now we're broken, here I stand alone Wondering what were the last words I said to you Hoping, praying that I'll find a way to turn back time,can I turn back time What would I give to behold The smile, the face of love You never left me The Rising sun Will always speak your name Now were broken, here I stand alone Wondering what were the last words I said to you It won't be long, we'll meet again What would I give to behold The smile, the face...
  • Super dog! Takes a bullet to save SI rob victim (Pit Bull)

    04/05/2012 5:41:49 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | JAMIE SCHRAM, LIZ SADLER and BILL SANDERSON
    <p>This Staten Island pooch took a bullet to the head to save his owner — and lived to bark about it.</p> <p>Kilo, a 12-year-old pit bull, was shot during a terrifying home invasion robbery attempt as he lunged at a thug posing as a FedEx deliveryman.</p>
  • current tv Olbermann SABOTAGED Us

    04/05/2012 5:37:01 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    tmz ^ | 4/5 | tmz
    Keith Olbermann is a liar, a bully ... and worst of all -- he's just plain MEAN ... this according to Current TV. The network has fired back at the "Countdown" host ... claiming his $70 million lawsuit is "false and malicious." Current also says Olbermann was a crappy employee ... and got the chop due to "serial, material breaches of his contract, including the failure to show up at work, sabotaging the network and attacking Current and its executives." A rep for the network added, "As the old adage says: 'When the law is on your side, you argue...
  • Pope Denounces Dissident Priests [NEXT: Dissident Laity?]

    04/05/2012 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 05,2012
    April 5, 2012 Pope Denounces Dissident Priests VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI denounced priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying Thursday they were disobeying his authority to try to impose their own ideas on the church. Pope Benedict made the rare and explicit criticism from the altar of St. Peter's Basilica in his homily on Holy Thursday, when priests recall the promises they made when ordained. In 2006, a group of Austrian priests launched the Pfarrer Initiative, or pastor initiative, a call to disobedience aimed at abolishing priestly celibacy and opening up the clergy...
  • The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin

    04/05/2012 5:00:15 PM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 29 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | April 5,2012 | Shelby Steele
    Two tragedies are apparent in the Trayvon Martin case. The first is obvious: A teenager—unarmed and committing no crime—was shot dead. Dressed in a "hoodie," a costume of menace, he crossed paths with a man on the hunt for precisely such clichés of menace. Added to this—and here is the rub—was the fact of his dark skin.
  • Two Years Later—The ObamaCare Lies Continue

    04/05/2012 4:42:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 5, 2012
    The Obama Record: Little noticed in the president's remarks attacking the Supreme Court last week were two whoppers he told about ObamaCare. Then again, since that reform was built on untruths, why should he stop now? At that press event, Obama told any justice thinking of overturning ObamaCare's central tenet that "in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can actually get health care." But this is false. In fact, Obama himself argued precisely the opposite during the 2008 campaign, saying a mandate wasn't needed to achieve universal coverage....
  • Keith Olbermann thinks he's a very expensive chandelier

    04/05/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Keith Olbermann is alive, probably as well as he'll ever get and not working anymore again. The profound prognosticator of 'Countdown' apparently has been employed the last year on Current TV, which Al Gore helped invent after the Internet but before the global warming grift. However, because nobody really watches a channel about electricity, Olbermann's sudden disappearance from there went largely unnoticed until this week. That's when the tall blowhard plopped down on David Letterman's much longer-lasting late-night show to share details of his latest firing and help CBS viewers fall asleep. (Full disclosure: In a previous job on another...
  • Where are Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and Obama on this ?

    04/05/2012 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 34 replies
    Email from friend | April 5, 2012 | JERRY WOFFORD/ Pommer
    A week ago, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a black kid named Tyrone Woodfork severely beat an elderly couple, a Mr. & Mrs. Strait, who had been married for 65 years. Tyrone RAPED Mrs. Strait, and she died of injuries received at his hands. Mr. Strait served in the 101st Airborne during WWII. NO national media carried the story. Tyrone was arrested yesterday. I supposed that if Mr. Strait had shot Tyrone, the whole country would know about the story. As it is, only Mrs. Strait died, so it's not of interest to Brian Williams and the rest of the main stream...
  • Iraqi Hate Crime Murder Probe Raises Questions About Daughter, Husband

    04/05/2012 3:45:10 PM PDT · by Daralundy · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Colleen Curry
    Police investigating the murder of an Iraqi mother in southern California, initially thought to be a hate crime, have filed papers with a court that suggest the mother had a difficult relationship with her daughter and her husband. The beating death last month of Shaima Alawadi, 32, of El Cajon, shook the Iraqi-American community when her family reported that a note was found next to Alawadi's body, reportedly saying "go back to your own country, you terrorist." Alawadi's 17-year-old daughter, Fatima, told police that a similar note had been found a week prior to the murder, but the mother thought...
  • Ex imam convert to Catholicism almost killed ( Bangladesh )

    04/05/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 04/03/2012 | Maria Gomes
    Muslim leader first becomes Presbyterian abroad. After meeting a Catholic woman, he marries her and converts to her religion. Back in Bangladesh, he is totally rejected by his community. Despite the violence and social banishment, his faith remains strong: "I believe in Christ. I welcomed him" for "he is my saviour". ... His journey towards conversion began abroad, far from Bangladesh. It led him first to baptism in the Presbyterian Church. After that, he fell in love with a Catholic woman, married her and then converted to her faith. Once they were back in Bangladesh, Vincent and his wife were...
  • Tyler Perry Pulled Over, Accuses White Cops of Racial Profiling via Facebook

    04/05/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 5, 2012 | By Andrew Chow
    Tyler Perry's April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool's joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling. Four days later, Perry's post boasts more than 117,000 "likes," 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports. Perry's predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane -- a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he wasn't being followed, Perry explained on Facebook. Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but...
  • 500 people pack hearing on Norwalk mosque

    04/05/2012 3:17:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    WTNH ^ | 05 Apr 2012
    Conn. — Nearly 500 people packed a Norwalk Zoning Commission meeting to weigh in on plans for a 27,000-square-foot mosque. Neighbors say they are concerned about traffic and parking issues, not religion, should a mosque be built on Fillow Street.
  • Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

    04/05/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Safe to say that the media has destroyed George Zimmerman. They set out to destroy George Zimmerman, and they've done it. It's unconscionable what they've done. George Zimmerman doesn't have a microphone, can't fight back. He was just singled out and destroyed. The third network has come forward today and admitted that their original interpretation of a tape involving words spoken by Zimmerman may now not be correct. The third network. The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 4-5-12

    04/05/2012 2:49:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 4-5-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Man, 78, recounts assault by 6 youths in E. Toledo (attackers say "this is for Trayvon")

    04/05/2012 2:38:42 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 46 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 4/3/2012 | By Taylor Dungjen
    Six juveniles -- the youngest 11, and the oldest 17 -- nearly boxed in Dallas Watts, a 78-year-old man from East Toledo. .... While Mr. Watts was down the boys kicked him, over and over, shouting, "[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon ... Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]," according to a police report.
  • Bill dooms only Miss. abortion clinic

    04/05/2012 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2012 | MJ LEE
    The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic on Thursday accused Republicans of “hiding behind words like ‘safety’ and ‘women’s health’” in pushing a bill that is expected to become law soon that she says could shut down the facility and leave thousands of women without the option. Diane Derzis, who owns the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Miss., told POLITICO in an interview that she believs the passage of a bill in the state Senate on Wednesday that would require all physicians performing in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital was directly targeted at closing...
  • Roanoke, VA Police Seek Public's Help to Find Runaway Teen

    04/05/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    The Roanoke Times and World News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Not Specified
    Roanoke police are seeking the public’s help to find a 17-year-old girl who was reported by her family as a runaway. The police department was contacted March 23 by a family member of Katelyn Anne Ellison, who said the girl was last seen March 22 leaving Patrick Henry High School at the end of the school day. Investigators have been following up on various leads since the report was filed, Roanoke police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said. “The detectives the people have spoken to say they have not been in contact with her, which raises more concern than was already there,”...
  • Shooting in the Dark (Trayvon Martin - George Zimmerman)

    04/05/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Three things people don't know about the Trayvon Martin case (but think they do)
  • Where's the Map?

    04/05/2012 1:09:51 PM PDT · by varialectio · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 April 2012 | Jeff Lipkes
    On March 13 the Orlando Sentinel published a map of the Twin Lakes community where Trayvon Martin was shot, but no one else seems to have reproduced it. Yet it's impossible to reconstruct the incident without referring to it. George Zimmerman reports at the beginning of his 911 call that he's on Retreat View Circle, at 111, near the clubhouse, a block from the main entrance to the community, which is off Oregon Avenue. According to the Sentinel's map, the home Trayvon Martin was staying in was further down on Retreat View Circle. (You'll need to check to get...
  • Leak At Department Of Justice Pulls White House Deeper Into Fast And Furious

    04/05/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 4 April 2012 | Doug Book
    Last month, FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) that reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employment of the FBI. And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent. And now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • Obama’s Sign of Madness

    04/05/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 2, 2012 | Peter Wehner
    During remarks in Portland, Maine, on Friday, President Obama said, “We won’t win the race for new jobs and new businesses and middle-class security if we cling to this same old, worn-out, tired ‘you’re on your own’ economics that the other side is peddling. It was tried in the decades before the Great Depression. It didn’t work then. It was tried in the last decade. It didn’t work. You know, the idea you would keep on doing the same thing over and over again, even though it’s been proven not to work. That’s a sign of madness.”
  • Obama campaign wants to train army of women

    04/05/2012 12:41:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | April 5, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    The Obama campaign is hoping to train an army of women at the DNC's national issues conference in Washington, D.C., later this month. The two-day convention will include remarks by President Obama and strategy meetings on American women, values and the 2012 election as well as economic security and strengthening the middle class. Confirmed training sessions include: "Talking to Your Neighbor: Persuading Women Voters," "Digital Organizing: Effective Social Media Strategies," "Talking about the President’s Accomplishments," and "Crafting Your Personal Narrative."
  • AP Chairman Slobbers All Over Obama

    04/05/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Earlier this week our beloved Dear Leader showed up at the American Society of News Editors to make a speech at lunchtime. This was the annual Associated Press luncheon, and Obama shows up and he was introduced by a guy by the name of Dean Singleton. Dean Singleton is the chairman of the Associated Press. What is the Associated Press? The Associated Press is a news wire predominantly. They do have audio networks, radio news networks, and on their websites they have video. But they're predominantly a wire service. They are responsible for 90% of the national...
  • Massachusetts School Removes Word "God" from Lee Greenwood Song

    04/05/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: At a school in Massachusetts, the school is the Stall Brook Elementary school in Bellingham. They just decided -- nobody had complained, they just decided -- to take the word "God" out of Lee Greenwood's song "God Bless the USA." The idea was, it might offend somebody, and so before anybody's offended, we're going to take the word out. And we're just gonna replace it with "We all love the USA." Instead of "God Bless the USA." But when they did that, some parents applauded it. Other parents said, "What are you doing?" So to avoid controversy,...
  • GOP lawmakers: Obama is “threatening” and “intimidating” the Supreme Court

    04/05/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:25 pm on April 3, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    The president’s comments yesterday to the effect that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional have aroused ire on both sides of the aisle — but some GOPers are going so far as to suggest the comments essentially amount to an attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court. Mitt Romney didn’t outright say that — but he insinuated it. Republican Mitt Romney wondered if Obama was trying to intimidate the court, but added that “I don’t think that would work.”“I also think it’s quite a curious turn of events to start complaining about an activist...
  • Applications for Concealed Gun Permits Spike in Florida(semi barf)

    04/05/2012 12:17:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | James Call
    In 1987, Florida passed the nation’s first “shall issue” concealed carry weapons law. Nearly one million permits have been issued since then, nearly double the number in any other state. The Department of Agriculture issues the permits. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says there are currently more than 700,000 active permits. Putnam says he is not concerned that nearly one in every 20 Floridian has a license to carry a loaded gun in their car, or purse as they go about their daily business. “The fact that over the life of the program, only168 permit holders have had their permit revoked...
  • In defence of Big Brother: I want more snooping, not less (U.K.)

    04/05/2012 11:54:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 5, 2012 | Dan Hodges
     I want to live in a surveillance state. Big Brother, come cast your watchful eye over me and mine. I love you, bro. Seriously, when I saw the outcry over Government plans to gain access to telephone, email and internet, my initial reaction was: “You mean they can’t do that already?” I assumed, somewhat stupidly, that everything we said, typed or viewed was routinely monitored, and then filtered by some giant, super-secret computer tucked away in a heavily guarded subterranean basement of GCHQ: “Hodges has just said he wants to shoot another Liverpool player, sir.” “Oh, he’s always saying that, Jones....