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  • Iran, a Dangerous Obamacare Diversion

    11/26/2013 9:25:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Does anyone with credibility like this deal Obama's team made with Iran? I'm not seeing much encouragement as I scan the news covering the subject. Ask yourself this: What was so urgent about securing a deal that will allow Iran to pursue nuclear development in exchange for our releasing the sanctions? Did you do a double take on that formulation? You should have. Nor did the administration even lift a finger in these negotiations to secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, whom Iran has imprisoned based on entirely trumped-up charges. The administration said, "The P5+1 talks focused exclusively...
  • It's Hard to Mock the Presidency but Easy to Mock President Obama

    08/15/2013 10:32:23 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 15, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Mocking His own Presidency is what President Obama does best. There is so much to mock about Him that the temptation to do that is irresistible. The rodeo clown distraction has received more attention than it deserves. A White House spokesman has put in his one cent worth:   A silly controversy surrounding a Missouri rodeo clown’s decision to don a mask of President Barack Obama before taunting bulls to attack him – a traditional practice in American rodeo culture – became frighteningly serious on Wednesday. Rather than push back against the overwrought response from some Obama supporters, offended by the mockery of the president, the White House has tacitly...
  • Terror Threat Intelligence Not New, Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months

    08/05/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/5/13 | : Bill Gertz
    Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks. Al Qaeda “chatter” about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said an attack was planned for Sunday, although no attack was carried out. The intelligence was based on electronic surveillance...
  • FOCUS! IRS spending, Sex abuse in military, heckling Mooch,(vanity)

    06/06/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    vanity | 06/06/2013 | FreeAtlanta
    Focus on Benghazi and the illegal IRS abuse against political enemies. Who doesn't believe that the Moochelle heckler was staged? Sex abuse in the military a major story? Really? The foolish IRS overspending? That is old news. Yeah, the last two are infuriating, but they won't send Obama allies to jail. We need to focus on the scandals that will send people to jail... and could bring down a presidency. The AP story and even the massive phone records grab are important because it engages an otherwise sleepy leftist press.
  • Question that revealed IRS scandal was planted, chief admits

    05/18/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    ...The Internal Revenue Service, apparently determined to get out ahead of an inspector general report critical of its handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups, came up with a plan: Lois Lerner, the official responsible for the tax-exempt division, would publicly apologize in response to a question at the American Bar Association conference in Washington... ...It was the day after Lerner had testified to Congress last week, failing once again to disclose the extent of the Tea Party targeting even under direct questioning. The damning inspector general report would come out any day, and Lerner and Miller wanted to...
  • Of Democrats and Distractions

    08/09/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Now it can be told. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, despite his lofty position in the United States Senate and despite being married to a very nice woman, has been having sex with a cow for at least three months, maybe more. How he met the cow I cannot say, as it would compromise extremely sensitive sources. Where he met her? Again, my lips are sealed. Nonetheless, it is time for Senator Reid to come clean about that cow. The Senate Majority Leaders said recently of Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, that he "must prove that he has...
  • The Top 5 Silliest Obama Campaign Attacks on Mitt Romney

    07/18/2012 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Sark · 2 replies
    “It’s easy to get caught up in the distractions and the silliness and the tit for tat that consumes our politics.” – Senator Barack Obama, Democratic presidential primary campaign speech following a Pennsylvania loss against Senator Hillary Clinton, April 22nd, 2008. For political junkies, it seems like we’ve always been in the general election season. With Rick Perry imploding, Newt Gingrich dreaming of moon bases, and Rick Santorum failing to create a solid campaign infrastructure, it appeared inevitable that Mitt Romney would eventually win the Republican presidential nomination. In reality, however, the general election didn’t really start until April 10th,...
  • Liberals Can't Defend Their Corrupt Ideas, So They Create Phony, Divisive Distractions

    03/29/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3/29/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, what happened this week at the Supreme Court is profound regardless the outcome. It was an eye-opening experience for millions of Americans that were paying attention maybe for the first time to this kind of thing. But the reason that I harp on this is... and I'm still struggling with a way to explain this to you. The reason I think it's profound is that the next time one of these events such as Hayward just reviewed in this horrible month for the Democrats, the next time the media and the Democrat Party get...
  • Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton To Retire

    07/05/2011 4:21:27 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/5/11 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder trial has decided to retire, sources told WFTV on Tuesday. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton was part of the team of attorneys who tried to prove that Casey Anthony was guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. However, the prosecution was not successful. Casey was found not guilty Tuesday in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago.
  • Woman Killed Crossing Street While Talking on Phone

    03/12/2011 3:12:49 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 45 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 11, 2011 | staff
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- A pedestrian struck by a car and killed just north of the international border was identified Friday as a 31-year-old Tijuana woman. Alma Luz Alfaro Gonzalez was crossing the street in a crosswalk at Paseo de las Americas at Siempre Viva Road when she was hit by a tractor-trailer rig making a right turn just after 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. San Diego police Officer David Stafford said the woman was talking on her cell phone and ignored a red light. Witnesses gave aid to the woman and called...
  • Obama; Free yourself from distractions - like information

    05/13/2010 9:48:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 632+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/13/10 | Cindy Simpson
    Obama's "million-mouthed dog," Organizing for America (OFA), was especially busy the week leading up to Obama's commencement address at Hampton University on May 9, in which he bemoaned information technology as "a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment." On May 6, the OFA blog encouraged its 13 million supporters to engage in the "fun" technology of the President's twitter account:
  • Climate Scientists Claim McCarthy-like Threats

    05/12/2010 11:08:20 AM PDT · by csd · 26 replies · 491+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | May 12, 2010 | Conservative American
    The recent scandals surrounding the climate change debate and the science behind climate change have prompted politicians and law makers across the country to order climate scientists to hand over the data that represents their findings.  In some cases, climate scientists have even been threatened with criminal charges if it is found that data was intentionally altered for the purposes of furthering a pro-climate change agenda. 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences have responded to these charges in an open letter entitled Climate Change and The Integrity of Science.  The letter denounces the charges made against them by...
  • Distractions This is a Democrat inspired game to distract . . .

    07/12/2009 2:14:05 PM PDT · by BAW · 9 replies · 661+ views
    Red State ^ | July 12, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    This is a Democrat inspired game to distract conservatives from pending policy initiatives. There is a game of distractions being played in Washington, D.C. right now. It is both intentional and designed to minimize conservative strengths. We must not play the game as the left would have us play it. Here is how the game is played. The President pushes cap and trade to the Senate while also advancing socialized healthcare. As those balls advance, the Attorney General makes rumblings about prosecuting individuals who engaged in enhanced interrogation techniques. While conservatives get distracted by the Attorney General, the administration claims...
  • Kris Allen wins

    05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 158 replies · 5,041+ views
    May 20, 2009 | vanity
    Does anyone else think Kris Allen, who was very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent? Lambert is the best ever on the show, but I think he was denied because Red State America has had "enough." I hope I'm wrong, just thinking out loud.
  • Train victim identified as 16-year-old boy {talking on cell phone}

    12/06/2007 8:03:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 440+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/7/6 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN LEANDRO -- A teenager who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in San Leandro while apparently absorbed in a cell phone call was identified by the Alameda County coroner's office today as 16-year-old Daniel Segundo. Segundo, a San Leandro resident, walked around a lowered crossing gate and onto the tracks before being hit at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday by a northbound Capitol Corridor train at the Alvarado Street crossing, about 8 miles south of the Oakland station, authorities said. The circumstances of Segundo's death remain under investigation. None of the 20 passengers or crew aboard the train was...
  • Put away that flute and drive the car

    03/06/2007 8:10:38 AM PST · by Ellesu · 64 replies · 1,105+ views
    venturacountystar.com ^ | 03/03/07 | Chuck Thomas
    Can any legislation be successful in banning all distractions for motorists? Like California, many states are banning the use of cell phones while driving a car, and some bans go way beyond cell phones. So far, Vermont may have the longest list of no-nos for motorists, with a proposed law that even prohibits playing the flute while driving. I've played a bit of flute in my time — not very well — but not as badly as if I were trying to drive and "tootle" at the same time. The Vermont law also would forbid such driving distractions as smoking,...
  • Ogling of Women a Leading Cause of Car Accidents in Colombia

    06/16/2006 10:25:24 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 116 replies · 3,485+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Thursday,June 15, 2006 | Canadian Press
    In Colombia, beauty can kill. Drivers ogling attractive women rather than paying attention to the road are one of the South American country's leading causes of car accidents. Distraction was the No. 1 cause of the 115,000 road accidents in Colombia last year, costing the equivalent of about $250 million Cdn, according to research by the Road Safety Fund, a private organization. The cell phone was the biggest distraction for drivers, accounting for about 10 per cent of all accidents. Second was men staring at women, which accounted for nearly one in 20 crashes. "It's a culture here of drivers...
  • Brazilians should give English a try

    06/13/2006 3:29:15 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies · 1,025+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 6/13/06 | Tim Schnabel
    Forty years ago this month, I began training to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil. I was excited to be going to serve in the only South American country where Spanish is not the principal language. I would be deployed by myself to a small city in the interior, so the necessity to become proficient in Portuguese was the cornerstone of my comprehensive training. The returned Peace Corps volunteers from Brazil who were part of the training staff told us that we would become fluent within six months. I found that hard to believe, but it came to...
  • Speakout: Driving, cell phones just don't mix

    02/13/2005 1:44:23 PM PST · by freeholland · 51 replies · 2,143+ views
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 13, 2005 | RICHARD BECKER
    In a Feb. 4 News story, "Panel: No phones for newest drivers," 16-year old Annie Lewis testified in favor of a bill to ban cell phone use by teen drivers as a safety measure. Asked, perhaps with a considerable amount of sarcasm, whether she would also support a ban on eating while driving, she responded: "As far as food goes, it's not talking back to you." With that astute observation, she exhibited far greater wisdom than the many who oppose any ban on cell phone use while driving. As Lewis so wisely stated, the problem with cell phone use while...
  • U.S. Mocks Saber-Rattling Tyrant Castro

    12/14/2004 6:12:01 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 708+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 14, 2004 | Limbacher
    The United States has deflated tin-pot dictator Fidel Castro's latest attempt to act tough by describing his massive new military exercises as a mere attempt to distract the Cuban people from the hardships of their lives in his tropical gulag. Cuba's paranoid defense minister, Raul Castro, brother of the paranoid dictator, claims the military maneuvers are supposed to deter the United States from attacking the island. As if we'd bother. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher noted Monday that the United States repeatedly had urged Cuba to begin a peaceful transition to freedom. "We think that's what the Cuban people deserve,...
  • Hands free . . . or brains free?

    07/14/2003 11:48:40 AM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 5 replies · 167+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2003 | David Davenport
    <p>This year's award for "Legislation Not Supported by Facts or Research But We're Going to Pass It Anyway" goes, once again, to the California Assembly, this time for a bill that would fine drivers for using hand-held cell phones.</p> <p>Only the California Senate and governor stand in its way now. If you are not a Californian, you won't be left out: Similar legislation has already been enacted in New York and is pending, in some form, in more than 40 states.</p>