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  • Pregnant Austrian teens in ISIS: We’ve made a huge mistake

    10/10/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT · by avalonmistmoon · 117 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10/10/2014 | Chris Perez
    The teenage girls who abandoned their families in Austria to become jihadis for ISIS feel they're made a terrible mistake by joining the barbaric lifestyle and they want to come home.
  • Education: the media are afraid to tell the truth

    09/01/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 22 replies
    rantRave.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Local newspapers in the US don't cover education in any depth. Maybe they'll tell you superficial and trivial stuff (for example, that a superintendent was hired or fired, that there will be a meeting next month of the school board). But you won't find anything about the nuts and bolts that determine whether you child learns to read, or learns anything at all. At first glance, this non-coverage can seem to be a mystery. Everybody's interested in education, especially parents and grandparents with kids in K-12. Probably one of the most valuable things that you could tell these people is...
  • Prince Charles is right: Similarites between Putin and Hitler are uncanny

    05/23/2014 8:18:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Trent Franks
    Writing in "Mein Kampf," Hitler referred to the German surrender at the end of World War I and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles as the "greatest villainy of the century," calling those responsible "miserable and degenerate criminals" who "were ready to sacrifice the whole nation, and, if necessary, to let Germany be destroyed; and in my eyes this made them ripe for hanging." He asked, "how could this deed be justified to future generations?" Putin employed similar terminology in discussing the fall of the Soviet Union: "Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a...
  • Barack Obama - Gaffe Mania II - Hero of the Stupid

    05/20/2014 5:54:42 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 7 replies
    YouTube.Com ^ | 2011? | HMSFox
    Don't know when it came out but ran across it. Thought y'all could use a laugh. Except that it's a pathetic reality.
  • Portland will flush 38 million gallons of water after man urinates in Mt. Tabor Reservoir

    04/18/2014 8:07:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 67 replies
    Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the city’s drinking supply. “Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”
  • The war on standards — dumbing down the SAT

    03/09/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 44 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 9, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    The College Board is once again altering the SAT. According to the Washington Post, the SAT’s writers appear to be doing two things: changing what they test and making the test easier. To me, it sounds as if the SAT will be made easier largely by changing what it tests. For example, the Post says that students will no longer be expected to know “difficult, lesser-used vocabulary words” and “advanced mathematical concepts will disappear from the exam” (my understanding is that truly advanced mathematical concepts do not appear on the current exam). --snip-- No one who has been paying attention...
  • I’m A Traffic Survivor

    01/12/2014 6:12:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    You’ll have to forgive me. This is a difficult time for me. This week I have been forced to confront memories I’ve been trying to bury my whole life, but recent events have made that impossible. I…am a survivor of traffic jams. It’s not easy to talk about. Just the sight of brake lights causes flashbacks to the horror of sitting on a freeway not going anywhere. But for you, dear reader, I will be strong and push on. You probably know a victim of traffic jams yourself. You may well be one. Be silent no more! Thanks to the...
  • Holder's new school discipline guidelines: stop targeting minorities

    01/09/2014 7:27:22 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 1/8/14 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    (AP) Gov't: End overly zealous discipline in schools By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer WASHINGTON The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations "ground-breaking." "A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal's office, not in...
  • Common Core is worse than we thought

    12/13/2013 12:01:00 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Common Core is full of pretentious little gimmicks, each a potential Pandora’s box of nasty surprises. For example, there is one called Close Reading, which says that children in elementary school should read the same difficult passages over and over. I didn’t trust this thing from square one, so I wrote an analysis called “Close Reading is close to a con” (link below). This article was meant to be a strong indictment but to my surprise one of the comments was even stronger. “Domo,” the commenter, clearly has experience in the trenches. Note all the weird little twists. The Devil...
  • Are You Aware Your Daughter Is With Two Black Men?Police Accused of Racial Profiling After Taking..

    12/04/2013 12:43:51 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 114 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/4/2013 | Liz Kilmas
    An Oklahoma teen’s parents are accusing police in Houston of racial profiling after the girl and her companions for a dance event were stopped by authorities and she was taken to child protective services. According to KHOU-TV, the incident happened Sunday when 13-year-old Landry Thompson from Tulsa, Okla., was in Houston to film a hip-hop dance video. Thomson was accompanied by her dance instructor, 29-year-old Emmanuel Hurd, and her dance partner, 22-year-old Josiah Kelly. Thompson is white and the two men are black.
  • What happens to Insurance Company Revenues now that ObamaCare® has failed?

    11/12/2013 5:19:08 PM PST · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 11/12/13 | Vendome
    So I am sitting here contemplating some business decisions and doing my forecasting for 2014. Suddenly it occurs to me the insurance companies must have done the same thing and expected a certain amount of customers and revenue relative to each spend. Bit...here it comes....this forecasts are crap since ObamaCare® website doesn't make it easy to acquire a customer and in fact, it impedes utilization. How are the presidents of these companies going to explain their churn and a funnel that operates more like a sieve ?
  • Houston strip club sues man for $320,000 tab (doesn't compute)

    10/14/2013 4:42:29 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | Lee Moran
    A Houston strip club is suing a businessman for allegedly not paying a $320,000 tab he racked up in just one month. Big spender James Jay Beckman reportedly ran up the gigantic bill by enjoying numerous private lap dances during 14 visits to Privilege between July and August.
  • US adults are dumber than the average human

    10/08/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/13 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
  • David Frum Blasts Gun Rights Advocates During Navy Yard Shootings

    09/16/2013 12:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 16, 2013
    As Americans ran from gunfire at the Navy Yard in Washington DC, commentator David Frum took to Twitter to talk gun control and suggest that gun control opponents were to blame for the shooting:
  • Raising McCain: Episode 1 (Meghan McCain gets a painful new "reality" show)

    09/13/2013 9:11:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 8, 2013 | Pivot
    Raising McCain: Episode 1 - YouTube
  • Obama's Latest Gaffe: 'Like Eating Your Corn Seed'

    08/23/2013 11:12:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody should tell President Obama to forget the folksy metaphors. The prez sounds phony mouthing them, and since they are unfamiliar to him, he's apt to get them wrong. As was the case at today's townhall at Binghamton University, when Obama claimed that reducing spending on government programs would be "like eating your corn seed." You might have thought the man from Illinois would have known that the phrase is "eating your seed corn." Then again, they don't raise much maize in Hyde Park. For good measure, Obama assured the audience that "we don't have an urgent deficit crisis." Let...
  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle)

    08/02/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 51 replies
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag." According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate a...
  • Trayvon Martin: No Right to Be Innocent (Barf Alert)

    07/31/2013 6:43:35 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 13 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/24/13 | Auset Marian Lewis
    The making of the Black man into Public Enemy Number 1 began long before a rainy, dark night in a gated Florida community where a White person with a gun would be seen as a gun enthusiast -- a Second Amendment scholar -- but a Black man with a gun could only be a thug. Where an unarmed innocent did not know that he had no rights to innocence. Where a Black child’s skin convicted him on sight. Trayvon Martin had to be guilty of something so George Zimmerman’s defense attorney charged him with being armed with a sidewalk. The...
  • Man Shot And Killed By Wife Within 15 Minutes Of Being Released From Jail

    07/12/2013 12:05:49 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/12/2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    McMinn County (WBIR) - A Tennessee man was shot and killed by his wife last Saturday within 15 minutes of his release from jail. The man was arrested earlier in the day after police arrived on the scene at the Athens Super 8 Motel, responding to a report that Robert Vann Marshall, 34, was suicidal, armed and threatening to kill his wife and children.
  • IRS commissioner appointed by Bush targeted tea partiers because they’re a threat to the GOP

    05/20/2013 7:52:35 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Fun from MSNBC’s early afternoon “news” bloc of programming via Noah Rothman. The logic is ironclad and inexorable: Doug Shulman, appointed IRS commissioner by Bush in March 2008, was so fiercely loyal to his Beltway Republican masters that he decided to risk his career to kneecap conservative insurgents’ nonprofits in 2010 … even though Bush had left office more than a year before and the GOP establishment he represented was widely loathed by pretty much everyone in America. Oh, and even though (again per Rothman) Shulman himself has donated to the DNC in the past. Say it with me, guys:...
  • Crowley: Is it Possible This Isn't Political and IRS Didn't Intend to Harass the Tea Party?

    05/19/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 82 replies
    "Can you see in your mind's eye a way that this might not have been political, that this was a misguided stupid way to sort, but that they didn't intend it to be some kind of political attempt to harass the Tea Party?"
  • Roger Ailes: Obama Is ‘Lazy,’ Biden ‘Dumb As an Ashtray’

    03/07/2013 12:37:57 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 6, 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Fox News chief Roger Ailes says President Barack Obama is “lazy’’ and claims the commander-in-chief “never worked a day in his life,’’ a controversial new book claims. Ailes also takes shots at Vice President Joe Biden, saying, “he’s as dumb as an ashtray,” and at Newt Gingrich, who he says is a “sore loser.” In his upcoming biography, “Roger Ailes: Off Camera,’’ author Zev Chafets writes that Ailes reacted to a crack by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen that Ann Romney, wife of last year’s Republican presidential candidate, “never worked a day in her life,” with his own blunt opinion of...
  • Education Has Been Battered By “Bad Faith”

    01/16/2013 3:14:09 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 1 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Dec.11, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The easiest way to understand the field of education is to consider a legal concept, bad faith. It’s been around for thousands of years; in Latin, the phrase was mala fides. Any time there’s a split between what is claimed and what is fact, you’ve got bad faith. If I come to your house with a sincere intention to paint it professionally, I am acting in good faith. I may be negligent and spill paint on your Lexus; but I have not acted in bad faith. Suppose I come to your house with a scrapbook of photographs showing houses I...
  • Rand Paul: Less Aid to Israel Would Increase Its Sovereignty

    01/07/2013 5:49:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 05:34 PM | Stephen Feller
    If financial aid to Israel were slowly decreased over time, it would increase the Jewish state’s sovereignty because they wouldn’t need to get permission from the U.S. every time they need to defend themselves against aggressive neighbors, Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday. Paul said that while he knows the idea of decreasing any kind of foreign aid is a “minority opinion” in Washington, it will be a lot harder for America to help others “if we are out of money,” reported Fox News. …
  • Car jacking suspect shot by off-duty cop in New Hope (MINNESOTA)

    12/14/2012 12:11:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | 12-14-12 | MARIA BACA
    car-jacking suspect was shot by the off-duty Crystal police officer whose car he was attempting to steal, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. The sheriff's account says that the suspect confronted the officer about 6 a.m. Friday outside a Holiday Station Store on the 7100 block of 42nd Av. N., in New Hope. It also said "there is evidence" that a gun was fired. The suspect drove away in the officer's personal vehicle. Soon afterward, Minneapolis police found the same vehicle; they arrested a man who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center...
  • Yahoo Poll adds understanding Obama's re-election.

    11/20/2012 7:34:05 AM PST · by JewishRighter · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.20.12 | Yahoo
    Still confused about how Obama won re-election? Check out this Yahoo POLL: Do you believe O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown Simpson? Yes, the evidence was convincing. 80% No, reasonable doubt remains. 20% 495,190 votes This means, on a rough statistical basis, that we have a solid 20% of the country out there dumber than a bag of hammers. I suspect its actually a larger number, but this shows the sheer depth of the stupidity (or anti-white racism) of a significant slice of the electorate. We're so screwed.
  • Vanity For My Wife - Most "Undecideds" Are Women: It Makes Us Look Stupid!

    10/28/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 41 replies
    10/28/12 | dagogo redux
    My wife is a Filipina, an RN who came to the US eighteen years ago on a work visa. She's now a newly naturalized citizen, and she just got through casting her very first mail-in ballot. She just went on a mini-rant after watching a news segment on the two presidential campaigns' efforts to court "the much-sought-after undecided women's vote," women constituting a sizable majority of the "undecideds," apparently. Her exasperated and repeated refrain: "I just can't believe they could still be undecided - what kind of woman can be that stupid!" Her rant voiced a strong confirmation of her...
  • Madonna and Obama (both incoherent)

    09/27/2012 8:04:18 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/27/12 | James Taranto
    Madonna--the mononymous musician, not the martyr's mom--delivered an odd and perhaps backhanded endorsement of President Obama Monday night. Fox News describes it: "Madonna, 54, . . . stripped down to her bra to reveal 'Obama' stenciled in big letters on her back, before promising (or warning?): 'When Obama is in the White House for a second term I'll take it all off.' " Here is an opportunity for Mitt Romney to make a Pascal's Wager-like appeal to independent voters. You may be uncertain as to whether Romney will be a good president, but what you stake is finite, whereas the...
  • How Schools Hold Children Down

    09/20/2012 2:58:23 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Behold the mighty Gulliver, in the prime of his life held down by a few dozen strands. This has always been an arresting image. It seems paradoxical that such little ropes could restrain this gigantic creature. But let’s imagine that instead of rope tied to pegs, we use piano wire secured to metal beams. Then you realize that probably even a mighty athlete could be firmly secured with ten or twenty wires. It’s simply a matter of having the right restraints cleverly arranged. You have to make sure the wires press down on the right parts of the body. Let’s...
  • VP: 'I'm Joe Bidenopoulos'

    08/31/2012 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    VP: 'I'm Joe Bidenopoulos' By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 8/31/12 1:41 PM EDT WARREN, Ohio – The vice president strode into a local restaurant here with a message for the Greek-Americans enjoying their lunch: "I'm Joe Bidenopoulos." “Ask George,” he told some men gathered around a table at the Mocha House. It was unclear who George was, maybe someone at the table, but it was clear that the vice president was talking about himself when he said something about “the most Greek Irishman he’s ever known.” The vice president also got a snack at restaurant, a Greek diner in downtown Warren.
  • Are airlines unfair to families?

    05/29/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 29 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 5/29/2012 | Karen Datko
    The airlines are making it much more difficult for families with children to travel these days. In recent developments: United Airlines joined US Airways and American Airlines in no longer offering preboarding for families with kids flying in coach. Families are having more difficulty getting adjoining seats. That's because airlines are reserving more seats for frequent fliers and those willing to pay, usually $50 round trip, for the most desirable seats in coach -- window and aisle, and closest to the front of the plane.
  • Obama Is Not That Bright

    05/25/2012 5:04:00 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 41 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jack Kelly
    Barack Obama is the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency, historian Michael Beschloss told radio talk show host Don Imus in November of 2008. "So what is his IQ?" Mr. Imus asked. Mr. Beschloss didn't know. He was just assuming. Many shared that assumption. Adjectives frequently applied to Mr. Obama are "smart" (278 million hits on Google), "intelligent" (62 million) and "brilliant" (24 million). There is little evidence to support it. Mr. Obama went to Harvard, but so did George W. Bush, who some liberals consider dumber than dirt. The president won't release...
  • Fla. student pleads guilty to online Obama threat

    05/23/2012 2:30:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2012 | CURT ANDERSON
    MIAMI (AP) - A 20-year-old college student who told investigators he was merely trying to get a reaction from President Barack Obama's supporters pleaded guilty Wednesday to posting threatening messages against the president on Facebook. Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr. could get up to five years in federal prison for pleading guilty to a single count of threatening to kill or harm the president, but likely will get less time, said his attorney Alan Ross. Sentencing is set for Aug. 22 before U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke.
  • The flight of Education from education

    03/22/2012 6:48:18 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies · 1+ views
    open.salon.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Listen to any discussion about education. The main thing you will hear is confusion. Everyone has a theory. No one has a compelling answer. Worse than that, many of the supposed issues and their solutions are irrelevant distractions. They prevent everyone from focusing on what is really important. Let’s first consider what might be called The World According to Bill Gates and the Education Establishment. Their answers tend to be financial, administrative, bureaucratic, psychological, and even ideological. Here  are a few of their many buzzwords: school size, class size, unions, tenure, charter schools, teacher accountability, vouchers, alternative assessment, equity, teaching...
  • If Public Schools Were A Business, All Of Top Management Would Be Fired

    03/15/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies · 3+ views
    RightsideNews.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be comical. Our schools seem to be run by Italian cruise ship captains. In a society, where everyone is immersed in language and surrounded by words, we somehow manage to have an illiteracy crisis. Recent government tests show that two-thirds of the kids entering middle school are sub-literate. This country has 50 million functional illiterates. Furthermore, SAT scores are falling. American students don’t compete well against students from other countries, even though we spend vastly more per student than almost everybody else. Ordinary citizens know less and less general information. In short, public...
  • Dumb money keeping stocks afloat, catching the end of rally: Analyst

    02/19/2012 11:26:37 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    The Street.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | Michael Baron
    'Dumb Money' Keeping Stocks Afloat: Analyst By Michael Baron 02/17/12 - 09:38 PM EST6 Comments Add Comment NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It wasn't the improvement in initial jobless claims or the growing likelihood that Greece will get another round of bailout money and stave off default that drove the stocks higher this week. And no, it wasn't Jeremy Lin either. Rather it was the so-called dumb money, according to Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist at S&P Capital IQ, who was calling for a timeout for this rally a week ago. The bullishness just got to be too much to resist....
  • Illegal Alien includes girlfriend in his fake drivers license photo

    02/15/2012 8:01:25 AM PST · by Uncle Lonny · 18 replies
    Craigslist ^ | Uncle
    Illegal Alien includes girlfriend in his fake drivers license photo http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/439/fakedriverslicense.jpg
  • Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the very poor."

    02/01/2012 8:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Fresh off his big win in Florida Tuesday night, Mitt Romney made the most stunningly stupid remark of his campaign. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Romney said in an interview with CNN's Soledad O'Brien this morning. “If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.” "There are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say, 'That sounds odd,'" O'Brien...
  • Is the earth flat or is it a planet & who are we to judge?(Video)

    01/20/2012 8:22:35 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 1-20-12 | memri via sheikyermami
    Who Said Islam Cannot Adapt to Modernity? Lets hear it from a modern headbanger: Jews are a cancer in the body of planet Earth
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...
  • Trash Can Tickets In Queens

    12/20/2011 8:30:14 AM PST · by massmike · 18 replies · 3+ views
    myfoxny.com ^ | 12/20/2011 | n/a
    A Queens man is very upset after trying to put his trash out for collection and ending up with a ticket. He, and others, are getting snared in an enforcement of a law that few people even know exists. The scrooge award goes to the New York City Sanitation Department for the $100 tickets. Raymond Janson says he received the $100 fine for putting his garbage cans at the curb 30 minutes early. It is legal to put out the trash cans the day before pick-up but the time of the day matters. City sanitation rules say the cans can...
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Governor Rick Perry for President

    11/29/2011 6:36:50 AM PST · by shield · 111 replies
    American Freedom ^ | 29th November 2011 | Press Release
    AMHERST, N.H. - Texas Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a steadfast advocate for border security and national leader in combating on illegal immigration, citing Gov. Perry's unmatched efforts to bolster border security in Texas in light of a federal government that for too long has abdicated this basic responsibility to the states. Sheriff Arpaio made his announcement at Joey's Diner in Amherst, New Hampshire. "The federal government has failed on border crime and border enforcement, and no candidate for president has done more to secure the border than Governor Rick Perry. I have been...
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • Rick Perry: Dear Leader Pelosi,

    11/17/2011 7:15:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rick Perry
    WWW.RICKPERRY.ORG November 16, 2011 Dear Leader Pelosi, After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American people so vehemently demand. After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created. A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make...
  • Perry vows real change if elected ("Uproot Washington" - red meat speech coming Tuesday)

    11/15/2011 1:54:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | November 14, 2011 | Mike Glover
    ...[Perry] vowed to "uproot the three branches of government and overhaul government. "They each have contributed to the demise of America," Perry said. Perry has scheduled an Iowa speech on Tuesday where he plans to lay out details of his overhaul. But he told the activists it will be sweeping and form the basis of the case he will make to activists who will show up for Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. "The question for Iowans in 50 days is not whether to embrace change, but for Iowans to decide who is the most credible messenger for that change," said Perry....
  • Rick Perry: Values - New Iowa Ad (0:31)

    11/09/2011 6:40:53 AM PST · by casinva · 103 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | November 8, 2011 | Perry Staff
    See Governor Rick Perry's new ad for Iowa and discover how he lives by the values of hard work, faith, and family. 31 second TV ad at linked URL.
  • Perry, Channeling 2010, Sharpens Anti-Washington Talk

    11/05/2011 9:58:43 AM PDT · by casinva · 21 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | November 4, 2011 | Jay Root
    JOHNSTON, Iowa — It’s not enough to say Washington has gone too far with job-killing regulations and reckless spending. Rick Perry now wants to destroy the nation’s capital as we know it. The 2012 presidential hopeful, seeming to channel his 2010 riffs, is sharpening his anti-Washington rhetoric in speeches, op-eds and interviews. In town hall meetings this week in first-test Iowa, where Perry is hoping to stage a comeback from single-digit poll numbers, the Texas governor has been using bold language to illustrate his disdain for the spendthrift, DC-Beltway culture. He started out saying he was going to take a...
  • Former Catholic priest arrested on parole violation

    11/04/2011 6:51:06 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/3/2011
    <p>Baker served more than five years of a 10-year prison sentence for his 2007 conviction and was scheduled to be released in August. But the Los Angeles district attorney's office filed a petition to have him committed to a state hospital indefinitely as a sexually violent predator.</p>