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  • Madonna: Vote for the 'Black Muslim in the White House'

    09/25/2012 8:59:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Sep 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    On the heels of , today we have an odd "real" celebrity endorsement: at her D.C. stop on her MDNA Tour, Madonna told fans on Monday night to vote for "the Black Muslim in the White House" who's "fighting for gay rights." Here's footage of Madonna's "endorsement" (her Obama comments comes around the 1:50 mark) RELATED: RELATED: So yeah. That's odd, right? Thanks to her terrible delivery, it's hard to tell whether Madonna is being sarcastic and mocking people who think Obama is a Muslim ( ) or if Madonna actually believes President Obama is a Muslim ( ). ....
  • Was Obama's Illegal War in Libya A Trial Run to Attack Israel?

    09/25/2012 8:57:51 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Hey, Obama Lovers, now that our Ambassador is dead, our Benghazi consulate is a smoldering ruin, and its top secret documents have been snatched by Al Qaeda, do you still think your hero's Libyan war is a smashing success? Because I sure do. Not from America's point of view, of course; it's a nightmare for our national security. But from the perspective of Obama's biggest donor, the convicted felon and renowned Israel-hater George Soros, the Libyan War is a triumph. Why? Because Obama waged it illegally and without the consent of Congress. And he did it in the name of...
  • Something is Wrong

    09/25/2012 8:51:05 AM PDT · by RichardMoore · 14 replies
    "Don't look now but Islam is becoming the main Stream media's official religion of America
  • President Ethelred

    09/25/2012 8:29:12 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/25/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Like old King Ethelred the Unready, who either had no counsel or had no sense, or both, and often paid the Danegeld rather than attempt to deter the Norsemen, so Barack Obama and his lieutenants still believe that they can both appease radical Islam and convince others that is not what they are doing. Various top-ranking U.S. officials, for instance, following the lead of President Obama himself, for days insisted that the murder of the American ambassador to Libya was a spontaneous act of a crowd that got out of control, enraged by the release of an anti-Islamic video trailer...
  • NYPD removes 'Big Brother' ads near Occupy protest site

    09/25/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 6 replies
    N.Y. Daily News ^ | 9.18.2012, 11:58 AM | BEN CHAPMAN, JOE KEMP 9.18.2012, 11:58 AM BEN CHAPMAN, JOE KEMP NYPD removes 'Big Brother' ads near Occupy protest site City workers fanned out across lower Manhattan to quickly investigate and remove a series of fake NYPD "public service" ads depicting the police force as drone-deploying Big Brother that someone installed in bus shelters. The bright blue signs which were first spotted Tuesday morning near Whitehall and Waters Sts. but later were discovered in DUMBO, Brooklyn feature NYPD logos. One pictures a drone dropping a bomb on a family. "DRONES", the sign reads. "Protection when you least expect it." Another sign nearby shows...
  • McGurn: The Chick-fil-A War Is Back On

    09/25/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/25/2012 | William McGurn
    Sometimes there comes along an idea so wrongheaded that even Michael Bloomberg and the American Civil Liberties Union can't support it. So it was this summer, when the Democratic mayors of Boston and Chicago declared Chick-fil-A unwelcome in their cities because the mayors disagree with CEO Dan Cathy's support for "biblical marriage." New York Mayor Bloomberg called the threats "inappropriate." A spokesman for the Illinois ACLU suggested that they were unconstitutional to boot. Now the controversy is back, after a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop supporting "antigay organizations." After two days of confusion, Mr. Cathy this...
  • Are we too sensitive to partisan skew in polls? These are not the samples you are looking for

    09/25/2012 7:31:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Critics of media polling have long complained about the sample skew that tends to favor Democrats in their surveys. We do a lot of poll analysis here at Hot Air and we routinely compare the modeling to exit polling in past elections. National Journal reports today that pollsters, especially those who work with media outlets, have begun to fight back against the criticism leveled by conservatives of institutional sample skew, claiming that they're seeing trends on the ground that previous electoral models won't capture: Critics allege that pollsters are interviewing too many Democrats --- and too few Republicans or independents...
  • City to Add Pre-K Efforts in Poor Areas Next Year

    09/25/2012 7:29:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | AL BAKER
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Monday that the city would open a new type of preschool in Brooklyn next year, introducing a cradle-to-kindergarten approach to education for very young children in poor neighborhoods. The school, known as Educare, will open in Brownsville and serve children between 6 weeks and 5 years old, mimicking schools that have been created in 17 other cities. The one envisioned for New York will include a “leadership institute” to carry out research in early childhood education, city officials said. “Our goal is to have every city kid arrive in kindergarten ready and prepared for a...
  • Hybrid Redux? Not for Most Owners

    09/25/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Design News ^ | 04-18-2012 | Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
    A new study by R.L. Polk & Co. shows that the overall percentage of hybrids sold into the new vehicle market has fallen from 2.9 percent to 2.4 percent over the past three years. Moreover, approximately two-thirds of hybrid owners who returned to the market in 2011 did not buy another hybrid. "Intuitively, you would expect the numbers to be higher, given how many hybrid vehicles are available in the market place today," Brad Smith, director of Polk's loyalty management practice, told us. Polk's study revealed that only 35 percent of hybrid owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when...
  • One Demographic, Unsurprisingly, Persistently Immune to Obama's Sales Pitches

    09/25/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    NRO Morning Jolt ^ | 9/25/12 | Geraghty
    <p>July: Obama to U.S. Veterans: 'I've Got Your Back'</p> <p>Even as Obama leads in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he's got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has overtaken the president with younger veterans.</p>
  • Paddling could soon be back in Marion County Schools

    09/25/2012 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 16 replies
    Click Orando ^ | 9/25/12 | Evan Lambert
    OCALA, Fla. - The idea of corporal punishment in schools may seem like something out of another era, but school officials in Marion County may bring the practice of paddling back. Incoming school board member Carol Ely supports paddling as a form of discipline, and she may have the support to influence the school board to vote in the affirmative. Ely was the principal at Ocala's Shady Hill Elementary for 14 years, where she administered corporal punishment. She said it worked, and she wants to bring it back. "It was very effective the way we implemented it. We only did...
  • New institute’s kickoff event calls for change [Gathering of LOSERS praise each other]

    09/25/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Daily Trojan ^ | 9/24/12
    In a departure from typical political discussions along party lines, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute Inaugural Symposium kicked off the center’s first semester with a bipartisan look forward into political change... Veteran political journalist Cokie Roberts delved into the politics of partisan government while moderating a panel of political experts including Charlie Crist, former governor of Florida; Tom Daschle, former senator and senate majority leader; Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania; Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico; and McCain.
  • America's Last Crusade

    09/25/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War. It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives. From the fall of Berlin in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, that Cold War was waged by two generations, and with its end Americans faced a fundamental question: If the historic struggle between communism and freedom is over, if the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union no longer exist,...
  • Do you buy Apple and fly Virgin because you think they're 'cool'? Grow up, for God's sake

    09/25/2012 6:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-25-2012
    The concept of “cool” is, appropriately, like a snowball. Just when you think you’ve got a grasp of it, it melts away. Still, cool is the most resilient of slang words. While other terms have become cringeworthy from overuse, cool has stayed firmly within the lexicon. Cool is put in service to describe a galaxy of objects and incidents – from fleeting moments to multi-billion-pound brands. It's the beatnik's curse. Whole industries exist to tell us what's cool now, what will be cool next and when the cool evaporates. The annual CoolBrands survey, published this week, is just one small...
  • Romney's taxes: Who cares?

    09/25/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama's failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland. The Obama campaign's deputy manager, Stephanie Cutter, accused Romney of taking advantage of lower tax rates for capital gains available only to "those at the top." Is Cutter saying Romney is wrong to obey tax law? The tax code is a mess. It, not Romney, should be the object of...
  • Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

    09/25/2012 5:48:21 AM PDT · by fungoking · 143 replies
    Town hall ^ | 9/23/12 | Kyle Olson
    In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama. The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations. Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt. "I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug...

    09/25/2012 5:38:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 9/24/12 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    How in the world did a movie get made that was catalyzed by “parent-trigger” laws allowing parents to take over failing schools? A movie like that, which implies teacher’s unions simply aren’t doing their jobs, should never have made it past the iron gates of liberalism that surround Hollywood...
  • Obama vs Romney Polls: When You Crunch the Numbers, Romney is Actually Doing Very Well

    09/25/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Jesse Merkel
    Editors' note: this piece originally appeared at PolicyMic. Two things typically happen after the major parties conventions come to an end. People that normally do not pay attention for most of the year start to pay attention to the news and polls more, and voter enthusiasm jumps up as a result. The major polls that are appearing on the daily newscasts, in the newspapers and on the internet have become incredibly important. While meant to accurately reflect the views of the nation, these polls today have unfortunately turned into a weapon. Many major organizations have skewed their polls as of...
  • We Didn't Leave AARP...AARP Left Us

    09/25/2012 5:17:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/25/2012 | Russ Vaughn
    The report of the AARP convention booing Paul Ryan the other day made me just shake my head and smile wryly. These are the kind of fools who'd boo the man trying to save their bacon while they remain content to blindly follow a leftist leadership that has sold its organizational soul to liberal orthodoxy. Like millions of Americans, I received my courtesy membership to AARP upon nearing fifty, some two decades ago. At the time, this free milestone membership, available to all Americans of that age, was the source of much merriment among such new members' younger friends and...
  • How Liberals Screw the 47 Percent

    09/25/2012 5:13:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 98/25/2012 | Christopher Chantrill
    Everyone's getting their knickers in a twist about the 47 percent that Mitt Romney figures are going to vote for Barack Obama, no matter what. But do you know why they will vote for Barack? Wyatt Emmerich did the math back in 2010 for The Clevelend Current in Mississippi. It's been written up at ZeroHedge and by Kathy Shaidle. The message is simple. Earn $3,600 per year as head of a family of three, and your net earnings (after taxes and government benefits) will amount to $31,630. But if you earn $60,000 a year, your net earnings will be $34,366....