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  • David M Graber explains environmental justice (What is Environmental Justice? The right virus needs

    02/21/2012 3:35:52 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Audio via Youtube ^ | February 20th, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin talked about this last night. You can hear it right here. This comes from the first hour of his show. In the LA Times, October 22nd, 1989, David M Graber, a research biologist with the National Park Service, wrote the following: Mother Nature as a Hothouse Flower : THE END OF NATURE by Bill McKibben (Paragraph 9)There is no chalk line between man and nature that we have crossed. We contaminated the planet with atmospheric hydrocarbons and metals beginning with the Industrial Revolution. The Atomic Age wrote another indelible signature in radioisotopes on every bit of the Earth's...
  • Will Generation 'Gimme' Work for the American Dream? Eye-opening insight into America's youth

    02/21/2012 10:34:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies · 1+ views
    This is just plain sad. These kids are in for a rude awakening. For some it's too late...they've already been indoctrinated into socialism, Marxism et al......
  • Obama Super PAC Leans on Chicago Machine ($50,000 raised ~ Blago, Rezko)

    02/21/2012 1:49:40 PM PST · by Islander7 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | BY: CJ Ciaramella
    The sole major contributor to Obama’s Priorities USA PAC for the month of January is a longtime ally of the president with ties to the Illinois political machine, including convicted fraudster Tony Rezko and disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Priorities USA raised a mere $59,000 in January, according to the Federal Election Commission. Almost all of it came from Obama fundraiser John W. Rogers, who donated $50,000.
  • Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs: Leaving Americans Behind

    02/21/2012 10:48:38 AM PST · by gabriellah · 3 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 02/21/2012 | David Milstein
    A few weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the new job numbers. They reported nonfarm payrolls rose 243,000 in January, a stronger showing than previous months. In response, President Obama stated, “The economy is growing stronger and the recovery is speeding up.” Sadly, such a statement defies economic reality. The economy isn’t “speeding up” when it grew at a pathetic pace of 1.7% in 2011. This is the slowest recovery to any recession since the Great Depression. It is true that the unemployment rate dropped from 8.5% to 8.3%. However, the unemployment rate doesn’t tell the whole story....
  • Will Democrats Win the Dead Vote?

    02/21/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    CE ^ | February 21, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”How about a corpse that can vote?An outfit called Project Veritas – run by James O’Keefe, who made the videos that brought down ACORN – ran a little experiment in New Hampshire Tuesday and found that without voter ID requirements, dead people were offered a rare opportunity to participate in the political process.Because you see, Mssrs. Obama and Holder, states want voter ID laws not to prevent minorities from voting, but to PREVENT THE DECEASED FROM VOTING.Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an...
  • Obama peddles modest American dream

    02/21/2012 11:28:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    My Way News ^ | February 21, 2012 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - This time around, President Barack Obama's message can sound decidedly down-to-earth. Four years after winning the White House, Obama is dealing with a different economic and political reality as he seeks re-election. He's focused less on a lofty vision for overcoming divisions and remaking Washington, and more on the most basic building blocks of middle-class economic security: a job, a house, a college education for the kids, health care, money for retirement. What Obama describes as the American Dream can seem a spare, fundamental aspiration, tailored for a campaign that looks to be fought over who is...
  • Obama Confuses Veterans Day and Memorial Day Again

    02/21/2012 10:54:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/21/12 | Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
    Earlier this month, I referenced Barack Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in an Obamateurism a couple of weeks ago, but alert OOTD reader Ken K spotted one I missed in the same speech. The President spoke about the hardship of our men and women in the military who are now leaving the service but not finding jobs in the current economy. Unfortunately, Obama offered a reprise of one of his earliest gaffes on the national political stage, emphasis mine: Our economy is making progress as we recover from the worst crisis in three generations, but far too many...
  • Obama Administration to Regulate School Vending Machines

    02/21/2012 11:08:43 AM PST · by Freemarkets101 · 37 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 2/21/11 | Brian Koenig
    Michelle Obama is likely bathing in fat-free yogurt and lathering herself with organic beets now that her husband's nanny-state regime is blueprinting revamped nutritional standards for foods that children can buy outside -- no, not inside -- the cafetaria. If confiscating a four-year-old girl's turkey sandwich and force-feeding her broccoli and turnips isn't effective enough, better go for the vending machines -- you know, just in case: Nutritionists say that school vending machines stocked with potato chips, cookies and sugary soft drinks contribute to childhood obesity, which has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The Centers for Disease...
  • Carney: GOP cancelled Keystone, not Obama

    02/21/2012 11:28:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Carney: GOP cancelled Keystone, not Obama By Neil Munro - The Daily Caller 1:49 PM 02/21/2012 WASHINGTON – The president didn’t stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline — Republicans did. That’s the message on Tuesday from White House spokesman Jay Carney as gas prices rise above $4.00 per gallon. “The president didn’t turn down the Keystone pipeline,” Carney said, because the proposal to construct the pipeline was reviewed by the Department of State. President Barack Obama’s decisions to nix construction of the pipeline has been repeatedly attacked by the GOP, and by some Democratic-allied unions representing construction workers. They say...
  • Michelle Obama's Song: You load sixteen bags what do you get another vacation....

    02/21/2012 11:16:47 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/21/12 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    To the tune of 16 Tons:You load sixteen bags what do you get Another vacation and we're deeper in debt I go to exotic places every three weeks I owe my soul to Soros and the sheiks I was born one morning with a chip on my shoulder It only got worse as I got older They loaded sixteen bags of Louis Vuitton And the one percent said a job well done You load sixteen bags what do you get Sixteen vacations and the country in debt Shopping at Target fools the peons I owe my soul to Barneys and...
  • CALIFORNIA: Democrats set to boost state Senate clout

    02/21/2012 8:06:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/21/12 | Dan Walters
    When Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth decided to leave the Legislature rather than run for the state Senate this year, it virtually guaranteed that Democrats will achieve a two-thirds supermajority in the Senate, changing the Capitol's political dynamics. Having already won – via a 2010 ballot measure – the right to pass budgets by simple majority votes, Democrats would gain more power in the Senate over other issues, such as taxes. That would, in turn, isolate Republicans in the Assembly, who are likely to retain more than a third of the lower house's 80 seats this year, and could even gain...
  • Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)

    02/21/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 2-20-12 | Andrew Revkin
    Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst who has been studying aspects of global warming for more than two decades, in recent years became an aggressive critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change. He used blogs, congressional testimony, group letters and other means to make his case. Now, Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing. His summary, just published on his blog at Huffington Post, speaks for itself. SNIP---- The Heartland Institute had already signaled...
  • DNC beat RNC by about $3 million (GOP Outraised and Outspent)

    02/21/2012 6:44:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/21/2012 | By ROBIN BRAVENDER
    The Democratic National Committee outraised its Republican counterpart by about $3 million last month, according to reports released Monday. The DNC raked in $13.3 million in January, compared to the Republican National Committee’s haul of $10.5 million. The Democrats’ report includes $6.2 million in contributions to the committee, as well as $7 million channeled through the Obama Victory Fund, a joint committee set up by President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and the DNC. But the Republican fundraising arm had more cash in the bank by the end of last month, the Federal Election Commission reports show. The RNC had $23.4...
  • Democrats warn: Don't get cocky (Things maybe going too well?)

    02/21/2012 3:01:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/12 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Democrats warn: Don't get cockyBy JONATHAN ALLEN | 2/21/12 4:27 AM EST Democrats have plenty of reason to feel good right now: The economy’s improving, the president’s numbers are up, their prospects for holding the Senate have brightened, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is confidently predicting that she’ll have a shot to regain the speaker’s gavel next year. Television screens and news pages are full of stories about new Democratic momentum. But on the ground level, Democrats’ newfound optimism is heavily salted with caution. The confidence is tempered by the knowledge that the political environment can change in...
  • Econonomic Sabotage? A Case for the FBI? Occupy Wall Street and the Cuban Connection

    02/21/2012 12:51:10 AM PST · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    New Zeal ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Tervor Loudon
    Occupy Wall Street and its hundreds of offshoots, cost the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars in a few short months. Cleanup costs, police overtime, lost and disrupted production and countless smaller issues hit cash strapped communities at a time they could least afford it. If, as some (including myself) predict, the movement expands and becomes better organized and more violent next Spring and Summer, the costs could become astronomical. If you were an enemy of the U.S., a hostile power intent on bringing America to its knees, would you like to see this movement grow? Maybe even help it...
  • Congresswoman Vows to Silence Key Republicans If Dems Take Back Majority

    02/20/2012 3:28:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called Republicans John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Eric Cantor (R-Va) “demons,” and vowed that “once I am at the head of the Financial Services Committee these men will never be seen or heard from again.” While chairing a Congressional committee is a powerful position with many perks and privileges, it has yet to authorize the complete silencing of political opponents. Perhaps this is about to change because as Ms. Waters argues, “these men are out to destroy President Obama. The good of the country demands that we Democrats not shy away from the stern measures needed to...
  • President Obama’s CampaignReleases First-Ever‘Truth Team Tip Sheet’

    02/20/2012 11:29:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/12 | Tommy Christopher
    It’s not exactly Detective Comics #27, or a first printing of the Gutenberg Bible (who knew the Police Academy movies were so rich in religious subtext?), but Friday night saw the release of the inaugural Obama For America Truth Team Tip Sheet, a collection of political bullets for supporters to fire at the watercooler, and into the social media stratosphere. Now, I just need to figure out how to get an email into a durable, acid-free plastic sleeve. The “Truth Team,” rolled out earlier this week, is this year’s version of the President’s 2008 campaign “Fight the Smears” site,
  • The Left’s outrageous outrage at a proposal to require ultrasounds before abortion (It's "Rape"?)

    02/20/2012 9:39:24 AM PST · by Qbert · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    The Slate piece that prompted this controversy is a few days old, but the conservative backlash to it is just picking up steam. Thursday, Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick (whose name I’ve always envied!) penned a preposterous attack on a proposed law in Virginia that would require women to have an ultrasound before they would be allowed to have an abortion. Ms. Lithwick is convinced – convinced – that an ultrasound amounts to rape. She writes: Because the great majority of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks, that means most women will be forced to have a transvaginal procedure, in which a...
  • New Democratic Litmus Test: Obama likely last Dem to win nomination w/out backing same-sex marriage

    02/20/2012 11:49:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 18, 2012 | Reid Wilson
    Perhaps no flip flop in his career has caused Mitt Romney more grief among conservatives than his evolution on abortion, from a pro-choice gubernatorial candidate to a pro-life presidential contender. His struggle to convince activists of his conservative bona fides underscores the fact that toeing the pro-life line is a requirement for a Republican presidential candidate. It is a litmus test in the most political sense of the phrase. After decades of avoiding what was once a toxic issue, Democrats are on the verge of establishing a new litmus test, one that will demonstrate just how quickly and dramatically the...
  • Domestic production eyed as gas prices head toward record-breaking height (Obama keeps lying)

    02/20/2012 4:56:01 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/2012 | fox news
    President Obama's re-elect team defended White House energy policy on Sunday as gas prices shoot toward the $4 mark and beyond, a level that could devastate voters' pocketbooks as well as Obama's chances for a second term. Nationally, gas prices are $3.53 a gallon, up 25 cents since Jan. 1, and likely headed to $4.25 a gallon by late April. Republicans have demanded more oil production at home, as well as building the Keystone XL pipeline across the middle of the U.S. to allow oil from Canada to reach Texas refineries. Obama rejected the plan, but one of his spokesmen,...