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  • Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search?

    03/21/2012 2:58:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/20/12 | Peter Grier
    Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search? (+video)By Peter Grier | Christian Science Monitor – 14 hrs ago Hillary Clinton and the US State Department are backing a new search for the remains of Amelia Earhart and her famous Lockheed Electra 10E. In doing so they are attempting to help solve one of the 20th century’s most famous mysteries: What happened to Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan when they disappeared in the Pacific on the fateful day of July 2, 1937. **SNIP** Why the US support for this effort? Well, for one thing, Clinton herself is something of...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will “wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forward”—after the November election passes. “OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,” one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • The Goldilocks approach to ammunition bans

    03/21/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 March, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    "This ammunition is too 'toxic.'" "This ammunition is too capable of defeating police body armor." As for finding ammunition that will be judged to be "just right," don't hold your breath. There is a renewed push underway to compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban lead bullets and shotgun pellets. From the New York Times: Citing risks to birds and to human health, roughly 100 environmental groups formally asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week to ban or at least impose limits on lead in the manufacturing of bullets and shotgun pellets for hunting or recreation. The bans,...
  • Is The Obama Administration Evil?

    03/21/2012 6:21:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 47 replies · 5+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March 20, 2012 | J.D. Longstreet
    Back in the 1970's, a novel was written by "Thomas Luke," a nom de plume (by the way) for Graham Masterton. The title of the book was/is "The Hell Candidate." The premise of the story is that a candidate for President of the United States makes a pact with Satan to secure the presidency. The reader follows "the hell candidate" through the campaign, which, of course, he wins. OK. Before you ask -- yes, I did read the novel, back when it was published in the seventies. No pun intended -- that cussed book made a heck of an impression....
  • State lawmaker charged with bribery cruising to primary victory (Dems vote for Criminal before GOP)

    03/20/2012 8:40:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/20/2012 | By Monique Garcia and Ray Long
    An Illinois lawmaker from Chicago charged with bribery a week ago appeared on his way to a primary election victory tonight on Chicago's West Side. Rookie state Rep. Rep. Derrick Smith was accused of taking a $7,000 cash bribe in a federal sting caught on an undercover recording. But Democratic leaders showed no sign of backing away from him in the days before the election. Smith's opponent, Tom Swiss, a former ranking member of the Cook County Republican Party, conceeded he lost the race less than an hour after polls closed tonight. With more than half the unofficial vote totals...
  • Algae Alimony: Obama donors stand to profit from president’s latest green energy fixation

    03/20/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/20/12 | ndrew Stiles -
    President Obama’s most recent green energy fixation—algae—may suffer from the accusations of cronyism that have plagued his broader effort to promote non-fossil fuel energy sources through massive federal subsidies. Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae. The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key...
  • Patton: Obama’s Policies Returning America to Slavery

    03/20/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 26 replies ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Longtime readers of my columns know that my favorite movie is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s 1995 tale of Scottish leader William Wallace. One of my favorite lines from that film is Wallace’s rebellious reply to a statement uttered by the English princess regarding compromise with a tyrant — in this case Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England. “Peace is made in such ways,” the princess naďvely proclaims to our hero. “Slaves are made in such ways!” Wallace snaps. Therein lies the truth of dealing with the treachery of Barack Obama, whose policies are turning America into a nation of slaves....
  • Energy crisis only joke to Obama

    03/20/2012 3:21:18 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 1+ views
    boston herald ^ | 3/20/2012 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    President Barack Obama’s shtick on energy is getting old. The latest version in response to rising gasoline prices goes something like this: He can’t really do anything about high gasoline prices; but he has done something about them; anyway it’s all the fault of the greedy oil companies. According to the first part of his shtick, high gasoline prices are not his fault; they result from high crude oil prices driven by geopolitical forces — Middle East instability and increased demand by China and India. “Anybody who tells you we can drill our way out of this problem doesn’t know...
  • Obama Falsely Accuses Fox News Of Calling Him A Muslim

    03/20/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 20, 2012 | Dana Loesch
    According to lefty journalist David Corn's new book Showdown, President Obama takes the Media Matters route and blames his woes on Fox News. In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of Obama’s presidency, such as Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and...
  • The Buffett Rule would bring in less than $3 billion a year in revenue

    03/20/2012 2:56:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has spent the last seven months demanding a surtax for the wealthy as a needed revenue resource to balance the federal budget and restore "fairness" to the tax system. In making that case, Obama has often used the anecdote provided to him by multibillionaire Warren Buffett and how his secretary pays a lower tax rate than he does --- although Obama rarely explains that the difference comes from lower tax rates on risk-related income rather than salary, which rewards and encourages further risk-taking and boosts the economy. Now the Joint Committee on Taxation has scored Obama's Buffett Rule,...
  • ABC News Reports Highest March Gas Prices; Stephanopoulos Giddy Over Possible Drop

    03/20/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wheee!!! Break out the champagne! Put on your party hats! ABC News has announced that we now have the highest gasoline prices ever for March. Huh? So why the celebrations? Because to watch joyful GMA host George Stephanopoulos in the video below the fold you would think we should all be happy because despite the gloomy news about the high gasoline prices, they MIGHT come down soon. First the harsh reality about current gasoline prices as reported by Zunaira Zaki in this ABC News business blog: The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.87, the highest recorded...
  • President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, ....

    03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alec Rawls
    Guest post by Alec Rawls“President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen our reliance on oil purely as an economic imperative.Back when he thought that global warming was a winning concern Obama used to acknowledge that his anti-CO2 policies were going to cause high energy prices (forcing them to “necessarily skyrocket“). Now he is trying to use the...
  • Occupy Protesters Arraigned, Ordered to Stay Away from Berkeley Campus

    03/20/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 3/19/12 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    Four Occupy Cal protesters were arraigned today on misdemeanor charges for their involvement in a demonstration at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley campus on Nov. 9. At the request of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman issued orders which require that the protesters stay away 100 yards from all UC property, except for when they go to and from class and work. Attorney Ronald Cruz, who represents three Occupy Cal protesters but not the four people who were arraigned today, attended today's hearing and said Seeman made it clear that the...

    03/20/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | March 20, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    "One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my office, was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24, 1992. One of the front-page headlines said: "White-Black Disparity in Income Narrowed in 80's, Census Shows." The 1980s? Wasn't that the years of the Reagan administration, the "decade of greed," the era of "neglect" of the poor and minorities, if not "covert racism"? More recently, during the administration of America's first black president, a 2011 report from the Pew Research Center has the headline, "Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks...
  • New Flag Being Test Marketed

    03/20/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the current version of the American flag may be out-dated, Democratic Party officials have been trying out a new design in selected locations. If you would like to order one to display at your home or place of business call 678-653-5247. if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...
  • Absolutely Appalling…Obama Uses Banks to Control Catholic Church

    03/20/2012 1:57:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-20-12 | Andrea Ryan
    A core component of Marxism is to destroy organized religion. So, Obama’s new attack on the Catholic Church should be no surprise. First, it was the unprecedented effort to destroy the church’s rights of religious conscience through a contraception benefit mandate. Now, Obama is abusing the power of the Executive Branch by using the banks to control the Catholic Church. Following up on his directive to put the Vatican on the Money Laundering List, Obama is, now, meting out his punishment. Via The Blaze,(Excerpt) JPMorgan Chase is shutting down the Vatican’s bank account with its Milan branch due to a...
  • Ethanol Policy Not Producing Desired Results

    03/20/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which mandated a steep rise in domestic ethanol production, is causing unforeseen negative consequences for food prices while failing to live up to the desired gasoline results and other expectations, concludes a Texas A&M University research team headed by an economics professor who studies energy issues.James Griffin James M. Griffin, director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, which is part of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Mauricio Cifuentes Soto, a graduate student assisting him, say in their report that the goal of...
  • We're not serfs, and Obama is not our king

    03/20/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 7 replies ^ | 3/20/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The American flag has been burnt, spat upon, and otherwise desecrated both in this country and throughout the globe. But to my recollection, it never has been blatantly defiled to promote the personality cult of a president. That is, until now. In Tavares, Fla., a military veteran noticed a flag flying in front of the Lake County Democrat Party headquarters that bore the image of Barack Obama in place of the 50 stars. He informed a few of his veteran buddies, who asked local Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Hurlburt to take it down. The veterans had a legitimate grievance. A...
  • David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack

    03/20/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2012 Issue | Paul Kengor
    Obama's main man will do whatever it takes to fell Republicans and conservatives. Where does his ruthlessness and drive come from? Getting Barack Obama elected president would be "something you could really be proud of for the rest of your life," said David Axelrod in January 2007, a month before the young Illinois senator proclaimed his candidacy. "It would really change politics in a positive way." Axelrod, already an established political consultant, had in front of him a potential huge star, a game changer—a political advent. He saw in Obama a boy wonder, at once compelling, winsome, engaging, historic, spiritual,...
  • Guest Post: Welcome To The Predatory State of California--Even If You Don't Live There

    03/20/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 20, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Correspondent R.T. is a retired accountant who has resided in Arizona since 2001. Prior to 2001, he resided in California. On March 14, he received a letter from the California Franchise Tax Board (the agency that collects income taxes) claiming that he owed $1,343 for the tax year 2006. This was the first notification he'd ever received of this claim. This was an interesting claim given that R.T.: -- Did not reside in California in 2006 -- Did not file a State income tax return in California in 2006 -- Did not have any outstanding tax issues with California in...