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  • Don't count on stimulus. It's not coming

    06/05/2011 6:15:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 6/5/2011 | Charles Riley
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Congress will not be riding to the rescue. Economic indicators are pointing to slower growth. More Americans are looking for jobs, and the housing market is in a confirmed double dip. In another time and place, lawmakers have might responded with economic stimulus measures to get the country back on track. This time around, it's not in the cards. Having spent the majority of the current legislative session operating at a truly glacial pace, Congress is sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see how the debate over the debt ceiling pans out. "I am not sure...
  • Obama budget gets goose egg in Democrat-controlled Senate ( 97-0 Against Obama Budget, EPIC FAIL!)

    05/26/2011 9:07:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When was the last time the Senate cast a unanimous vote on an issue of any substance? The only unamimous votes in the Senate’s 112th session have been to confirm judges or on honorary resolutions, and on a few amendments, and one bill to make it illegal to publish or copy images taken by the TSA from backscatter scanners. There has not been a single unanimous negative vote in the Senate this session — until now. Yesterday, the Senate rejected by a 0-97 vote the budget proposed by Barack Obama: The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject a $3.7...
  • Radio host says Rapture actually coming in October

    05/23/2011 6:56:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2011 | GARANCE BURKE
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - California preacher Harold Camping says his prophecy that the world would end was off by five months because Judgment Day actually will come on October 21. The independent Christian radio host said Monday the apocalypse will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted.
  • Need a push? (Title Shortened)

    05/13/2011 12:38:15 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 9 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 13th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It couldn't happen to a more pertinent person - and this is the moment TV motor mouth Jeremy Clarkson's car broke down in the middle of Lincoln city centre. Jeremy Clarkson and co-presenter James May were caught on camera pushing an electric vehicle they were testing for BBC's Top Gear. The pair were filming an episode of the show's forthcoming 17th season and had been challenged to road-test two of the latest electric cars. ...SNIP... But disaster struck at about 1pm when Clarkson's car ran out of power and broke down outside the local paper, the Lincolnshire Echo...
  • Up to the job? NATO criticized over Libya campaign (AP pretends it's not Obama's war)

    04/08/2011 1:45:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 04/08/2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    BRUSSELS NATO holds its fire as Moammar Gadhafi's forces advance 100 miles into rebel territory. It then blasts a rebel tank, saying it didn't know the rebels had any even though footage of rebels with tanks had been on YouTube for weeks.
  • EDITORIAL: Libyan rebels to NATO: Get lost--Obamas lack of leadership fans Mideast chaos

    04/06/2011 5:19:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2011 | Editorial
    Libyan rebels are so frustrated with NATO that they think the alliance should halt its mil-itary operations. Maybe NATO should oblige them. Forces fighting Moammar Gadhafi have become increasingly perturbed with the support they are getting from NATO under the newly named Operation Unified Protector. The rebels blame NATO for their flagging fortunes on the battlefield and have even requested that the alliance suspend operations unless they do the job properly. Gen. Abdel-fattah Younis, chief of staff of the rebel forces, said, NATO is moving very slowly, allowing Gadhafi forces to advance. NATO has become our problem. It is amazing...
  • Why Are People So Forgiving of Government Failure?

    04/05/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 32 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | April 05, 2011 | Christopher Westley
    Once upon a time, I developed a theory that we have much lower expectations for public-sector performance than we do for private-sector performance.[1] We saw this in accounting standards that when applied to Enron resulted in market forces shutting that firm down, while the Department of Defense loses billions of dollars annually. The difference in terms of waste between the two sectors is exponential, but while Enron is held accountable for its ethics, the government gets a pass. Or consider what we tolerate from the US Postal Service (USPS) as opposed what we tolerate from firms like FedEx...
  • Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)

    04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 188 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill. Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs." Were serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. Were also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening....
  • Wheres the openness, Mr. President?

    04/03/2011 5:49:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 3, 2011 | By CHARLES ORNSTEIN
    The day after his inauguration, President Obama promised a new era of openness in government. But the reality has not matched the presidents rhetoric. We, presidents of two of the nations largest journalism organizations, and many of our thousands of members, have found little openness since Obama took office. If anything, the administration has gone in the opposite direction: imposing restrictions on reporters newsgathering that exceed even the constraints put in place by President George W. Bush. Democrats criticized the Bush administration for not making decisions based on the best science. But the Obama administration now muzzles scientists and experts...
  • Presidential Pettiness-Does taking swipes at predecessors make a foreign policy?

    03/30/2011 5:49:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 3-30-11 | Alan W. Dowd
    In the less-than-gracious way President Barack Obama compares himself to his predecessors and other mere mortals, weve come to expect oblique swipes at President George W. Bush. Theyve been sprinkled in Obamas inaugural address (we reject as false the choice between our safety and our idealsour power alone cannot protect us); in prime-time addresses (the decision to go into Iraq caused substantial rifts between America and much of the worldIve spent this year renewing our alliances); in his Cairo speech (Iraq was a war of choicethere has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of...
  • NBC, CBS Morning Shows Gloss Over Low Support for Obama's Libya Attacks, Harsh Criticism

    03/30/2011 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies ^ | March 29, 2011 | 15:26 | Scott Whitlock
    Only Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Tuesday pointed out the relatively low public support for Barack Obama's military actions in Libya and the harsh criticism from both the right and the left. On NBC's Today, Chuck Todd parroted, "[Obama] also took the opportunity to rebut critics on the left and the right about how and whether to target Qadhafi with the military. In total the President used the framework of American values to make the case." On CBS's Early Show, Bill Plante narrated, "The President defended his decision to use military force in Libya, he said that when the...
  • These Days, It Isnt Just Americans Suffering from Obamas Failure

    03/29/2011 1:25:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 29, 2011 | Chris Salcedo
    A huge swath of the world is now struggling with his nonsensical leadership. I’ve watched our president with great interest over this last week. I have to admit a good amount of trepidation about being critical of any commander-in-chief during a time of war: it’s typically liberals undermining our troops and berating the president during a military fight. On the other hand, the president insists we aren’t at war in Libya, so I guess that gives clearance.President Obama projects timidity and indecision at home and abroad: he’s afraid of the optics of America dropping bombs on another Islamic country; he...
  • Opinion President Obama Should Have Thanked Bush for His Middle East Vision In His Libya Speech

    03/29/2011 7:01:48 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03.29.11 | Kevin McCullough
    Monday night President Obama took to the airwaves to rebut the criticism and confusion surrounding his decision to send U.S. troops to Libya. It was an interesting speech, but a lame attempt to make the Libyan circumstances seem unique to his presidency.
  • Obama's War

    03/29/2011 6:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 29, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    In ordering air and naval strikes on a country that neither threatened nor attacked the United States, did President Obama commit an impeachable act? So it would seem. For the framers of the Constitution were precise. The power to declare war is entrusted solely to Congress. From King William's War to Queen Anne's War to King George's War to the Seven Years' War, the colonists had had their fill of royal wars. To no principle were they more committed than that the power to declare war must be separate from the power to wage it. And Obama usurped that power....
  • Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson story 'Fair Game' failed at the box office

    03/29/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 03/29/11 | Staff Article
    'Fair game' a box-office flop The movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson affair, was in theaters and then it seemed to disappear. Any reason? Poor ticket sales, basically. Fair Game was a generally well-regarded movie (it got a good 79 percent favorable rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes) that starred big-name actors in Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. It was about CIA operative Valerie Plame (played by Watts) whose cover was blown in Bob Novak's widely read Washington Post political column. The information was allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband, Joseph...
  • What would you like to ask the Obama Administration?

    03/26/2011 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Shine from Yahoo! ^ | March 21, 2011 | by Lylah M. Alphonse, Shine Staff
    Next week, Shine is heading down to Washington, D.C., to chat with White House officials about issues that affect women in education, employment, and work-life balance, and we want to know: What do you want us to ask the Obama Administration? Leave your questions for the Obama Administration in the comments, below, and tune in on Wednesday, March 30, to watch our exclusive interview live.
  • Op-Ed: Obama Hiding True Motives for War From American People

    03/25/2011 5:29:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama doesnt tell you what hes thinking. He keeps his motives to himself. Cherished long-term ideological goals are advanced as pragmatic fixes to concrete problems in the present. Now were seeing the familiar domestic pattern in foreign policy as well. Few Americans realize that Obama has had a longstanding interest in multilateral efforts to combat war crimes and genocide. Obama would like to see a more constraining international legal regime on war crimes, even at the cost of national sovereignty, not to mention the blood and treasure of the countries doing the enforcing. In general, Obama has said little about...
  • 'Obamacare' is a failed experiment

    03/24/2011 1:23:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2011 | John Thune
    It has been one year since Obamacare was signed into law. This is the same law about which then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it. It is the same law that Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues jammed through Congress. The same unpopular law that led to Democrats losing control of the House. After a year of learning what is in the law and seeing its effect on families, small businesses and our economy it is now clear that Obamacare is a failed experiment. Sadly,...
  • U.S. Lacks Plan for Dealing With Chaos in Yemen Despite Dire Warnings

    03/24/2011 4:00:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/24/2011 | Catherine Herridge
    The Obama administration, after helping to orchestrate a U.N.-backed military intervention in Libya, is facing pressure to do more to prepare for the potential collapse of the government in another Mideast country, Yemen -- but U.S. officials admit they are doing little more than watching at this point. Though Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has already offered to step down by the end of the year, anti-government demonstrators still swell the streets of the capital Sana'a as the government declares a state of emergency. Yemen's parliament is now giving Saleh, who has led the country since 1978, even broader powers...
  • Is Obama's Use of Military in Libya Constitutional?

    03/23/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | March 23, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    Leave aside for a moment whether it was wise for President Obama to order our military to intervene in Libya's civil war, siding with rebels we know little about against a dictator who has sponsored terrorism against us. A more fundamental question comes first: Did Obama have constitutional authority to do it? President Washington's actions counsel otherwise. In responding to Indian raiders, Washington repeatedly declined to order offensive -- as opposed to defensive -- military action because Congress had not approved it, as he believed the Constitution required. In 1792, William Blount, governor of the territory that became Tennessee, wrote...
  • Libya costs, mission unclear: Allies in complete disarray

    03/23/2011 6:12:55 AM PDT · by quesney · 58 replies · 1+ views
    The allies in the U.S.-led military operation in Libya debated a new command structure Tuesday, with differences over the ultimate aims and scope of the campaign impeding an agreement, as forces loyal to dictator Moammar Gadhafi shelled the coastal city of Misurata. There were also growing questions about how much the Odyssey Dawn operation will cost and who will pay for it [Hint: We will, as usual], as many participating nations are dealing with budget constraints in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.
  • Who's in charge? Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart

    03/22/2011 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 62 replies
    Mail online ^ | March 23, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign. A German military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S. The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.
  • Obama Approval Index: -22

    03/15/2011 6:12:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 192 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 15,2011 | Scott W. Johnson
    RASMUSSEN: Obama Approval Index: -22 Strongly Approve 20% Strongly Disapprove 42% Total Approval 43% Developing...
  • I Do Not Like Barack OBam

    03/03/2011 7:10:10 AM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | March 2, 2011 | Bob McCarty
    Today is the 107th anniversary of the birth of Ted Geisel, the American-born writer best known for writing childrens books under the pen name, Dr. Seuss. A fan of his classic books, including Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I decided to pay tribute to Geisel by imitating his style Geisel by imitating his style with a decidedly-political twist. Barack OBam.Barack OBam. I do not like Barack OBam. Its not because OBam is black. Its...
  • Wisconsin Protester Photo of the Day!

    02/28/2011 8:35:37 PM PST · by Patrick1 · 55 replies
    American Glob ^ | 2/28/2011 | Patrick1
  • Posters for Russia military holiday 'showed Chinese jets'

    02/22/2011 9:55:54 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Posters for Russia military holiday 'showed Chinese jets' (AFP) 14 hours ago SAINT PETERSBURG Hundreds of posters decorating Russian streets for a military holiday accidentally replaced Russian planes with Chinese fighter jets, an official admitted Tuesday. Posters displayed in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg showed a plane against a national flag. But instead of a Russian jet, it was in fact a Chinese Chengdu J-10, or Vigorous Dragon. The slip, reproduced in around 250 posters, was an error by the designer, who was unfamiliar with military planes, said the head of the city's media committee, Alexander Korennikov....
  • Wind Power FAIL ( Turbines all Froze Up!....too Cold and Wet)

    02/17/2011 6:31:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 61 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Feb 15, 2011 | Greg Weston
    Heres the story: We cant control the weather, Julie Vitek said in an interview from company headquarters in Houston, Texas. Were looking to see if we can cope with it more effectively, through the testing of a couple of techniques.She says the conditions in northern New Brunswick have wreaked havoc on the wind farm this winter.For us, cold and dry weather is good and thats whats typical in the region. Cold and wet weather can be a problem without any warmer days to prompt thawing, which has been the case this year.This weather pattern has been particularly challenging.Full article here...
  • A Tipping Point Is Nearing

    02/14/2011 3:38:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 112 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2011 | Jeff T. Allen
    We are facing a tipping point. There will soon be a crisis affecting US citizens beyond any experienced since the Great Depression. And it may happen within the year. This past week three awful developments put a dagger into the hope for a growth-led recovery, which held promise of possibly averting a debt and currency implosion crushing the American economy. The first was a little-noticed, but tragic, series of events in the newly elected House of Representatives. The speaker, Mr. Boehner, had given the task of fashioning the majority's spending cut agenda to Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), a rising conservative...
  • Behind the Scenes and In Front of the Camera, a President Pushes an Ally -- and the Envelope

    02/11/2011 7:16:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 11, 2010 | by: Jake Tapper
    As the White House and Obama administration grappled with the quickly evolving developments in Egypt, administration officials told ABC News, it was President Obama who was the most forward-leaning when it came to embracing the need for the Egyptian government to embrace reform despite concerns about the impact on security and stability in the region voiced by others in the administration. But in 18 days, the president quickly traversed a path from urging Mubarak to listen to the demonstrators to aligning himself with those people in the street and no longer even speaking to Mubarak. All the while, officials...
  • Man arrested for hitting pregnant woman in the head with handgun ("Genius" tattooed on forehead)

    02/02/2011 2:50:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Fox 19 Cincinnati ^ | February 2, 2011
    CINCINNATI, OH - A man has been arrested for hitting a pregnant woman in the head with a hand gun. Jerome Smith, 27, was arrested February 1st, however, the attack happened on January 29th. happened on the 29th. The police report states a man with "Genius" tattooed on his forehead attacked Tiera Bryant, who is eight months pregnant.
  • Joe Biden says Egypt's Mubarak no dictator, he shouldn't step down...

    01/27/2011 4:45:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 66 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | January 27, 2011 | Dan Murphy
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the PBS NewsHour tonight with the most direct US governent comments yet about the gathering Egypt protests against President Hosni Mubarak's 29-year reign. ... Ahead of a day that could prove decisive, NewsHour host Jim Lehrer asked Biden if the time has "come for President Mubarak of Egypt to go?" Biden answered: "No. I think the time has come for President Mubarak to begin to move in the direction that to be more responsive to some... of the needs of the people out there." Asked if he would characterize Mubarak as a dictator...
  • Video Shows Arizona Shootings in Detail, Sources Tell Newspaper

    01/18/2011 7:47:58 PM PST · by redk · 63 replies
    ABAJournal ^ | 1/18/11 | Martha Neil
    Cameras rolled as suspect Jared Loughner allegedly fired all 31 bullets in the clip of his Glock, plus another round that was already in the chamber, at a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8. At the outset of the melee, unidentified sources who have seen the video tell the Washington Post, Loughner walked straight up to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and shot her above the left eye from about two or three feet away. Within moments, Loughner also allegedly shot Chief Arizona U.S. District Judge John Roll, who had tried to take cover under a table. As Roll did so,...
  • Public strongly opposes debt ceiling increase: Reuters/Ipsos

    01/13/2011 10:13:13 AM PST · by redk · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/2011 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - The U.S. public overwhelmingly opposes raising the country's debt limit even though failure to do so could hurt America's international standing and push up borrowing costs, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Some 71 percent of those surveyed oppose increasing the borrowing authority, the focus of a brewing political battle over federal spending. Only 18 percent support an increase The poll underscores the tough task ahead for U.S. lawmakers as the debt nears its current ceiling of $14.3 trillion. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week warned that a failure to raise the borrowing limit in the...
  • Editorial: Schwarzenegger dreamed big, but dug a deep hole

    01/02/2011 9:42:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/2/11 | Editor
    As Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to exit the Capitol, naysayers continue to dismiss him as a neophyte and an interloper a foreign-born Hollywood superstar who, as governor, was out of touch with the average Californian. As it turns out, Schwarzenegger's greatest failing wasn't his outsider status. On fiscal matters, he was far too Californian. He wanted to have it all infrastructure, education, prisons and environmental protection but he was reluctant to pay for it. Schwarzenegger's first act upon winning the recall election was to slash the car tax the vehicle license fee which immediately added $6...
  • Bloomberg Takes Blame for Response to Snowstorm

    12/29/2010 11:36:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 13+ views
    Bloomberg Takes Blame for Response to Snowstorm By PATRICK McGEEHAN Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg accepted responsibility Wednesday for the citys response to a crippling snowstorm, pledging to have every street plowed by morning and then to figure out why his administrations clean-up efforts were inadequate. Speaking at a hardware store in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx, Mr. Bloomberg said he was extremely dissatisfied with the performance of the citys emergency management system. He said the response was a lot worse than after other recent snowstorms and was not as efficient as the city has a right to...
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger exits with some big successes

    12/28/2010 8:13:41 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 5+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/28/10 | Carla Marinucci, Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Political Writers
    As he bounded toward the stage to address Californians for the first time as governor-elect, Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed stunned at being catapulted from superstar to leader of the world's eighth-largest economy during the historic 2003 recall election. "Only in America," he whispered to reporters before hitting the spotlight. Only in California is more like it: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was still in a loincloth and killing bad guys with a sword as "Conan the Barbarian" in the early 1980s when Jerry Brown was finishing his second term as governor. Only in California could such a political newcomer charge into the governor's...
  • Schwarzenegger's legacy: Green laws and red ink

    12/26/2010 9:23:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies · 2+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/26/10 | Paul Rogers
    A month before the historic recall that drove Gov. Gray Davis from office in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in a TV commercial making a promise to the voters of California."Here's my plan," he said. "Audit everything, open the books, and then we end the crazy deficit spending. "... If you're happy with the way things are, keep your current leaders. If you want to change this state, then join me."Voters joined in droves. But as he prepares to leave office seven years later, Schwarzenegger's promises are a distant echo.He leaves a legacy of landmark environmental laws, public works spending and...
  • U.S. intelligence chief draws blank on London terror plot

    12/22/2010 3:01:12 PM PST · by hattend · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Dec 22, 12:48 pm ET | Brent Michael Dykes
    Surely with so many terror plots developing around the world in recent days, it's understandable that someone might miss one, right? Well, for ordinary Americans, sure -- but you're held to a different standard if you're the head of U.S. intelligence. That's why U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is having a very bad day Wednesday. Clapper appeared to draw a blank when ABC's Diane Sawyer asked him about the arrests hours earlier of 12 men accused of plotting an al-Qaida-type attack in London. What, Me Worry? YOU BETCHA!
  • Meg Whitman and the Latino vote

    12/20/2010 12:31:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    George Skelton has an interesting column today, Whitman paid a high price for Latino distrust of GOP . Writes Skelton, "Senior advisor Rob Stutzman isn't exactly spilling his guts about the former EBay chief's spectacular thumping. The billionaire lost to low-budget Jerry Brown by 54% to 41%, despite spending a record $160 million-plus, roughly $142 million of it her own money."But the veteran Republican strategist is blaming the mini-landslide size of Whitman's loss on some ugly dust-ups over illegal immigration that alienated Latinos from the GOP." Bunk. Let's start with the biggest factor in Whitman's Titanic disaster of a campaign...
  • s Obama Destined to be a Footnote in Presidential History?

    12/18/2010 5:47:08 PM PST · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    News Busters ^ | 17 Dec 2010 | Rusty Weiss
    For all of the bluster and glory, for all of the pomp and circumstance and yes, for all of the anticipated hope and the promised change, the whirlwind of hype and expectation surrounding the President a mere two years earlier has virtually dissolved, and Barack Obama has set a course that will leave his legacy as no more than a footnote in American Presidential history. He was the man destined to save this country from his predecessors failures. He was the man who would end the war in Iraq, finish the war in Afghanistan, and shut down the prison at...
  • Plummeting death reform epic fail! (Funny Cartoon!)

    12/14/2010 10:50:32 AM PST · by mainestategop
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop Inspired by the cartoon plummeting death reform by Bolshevik cartoonist Mark Fiore. It shows what happened when we DID PULL THE RIPCORD OF SOCIALISM AND TYRANNY! We could have supported ground softening corporations instead! ^_^
  • The MaggieCarta PDS Dictionary (The OTHER Word of the Day)

    12/07/2010 9:11:13 PM PST · by MaggieCarta · 63 replies
    Various | 12/7/10 | You Know Who
    Maybe you know her as the PDS Princess, the splenetic sister of snark, a loyal correspondent or perhaps a really fun time waster. Whatever you call her, DeMille can forget getting his close-up, because the FReeper known as MaggieCarta is ready for her zot, Mr. Robinson Ok, before I begin the Dictionary, I'd like to say, I've really enjoyed my time here on FR. Best wishes, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 to all. The dictionary begins below...
  • WikiLeaks lists sites key to U.S. security

    12/06/2010 10:56:08 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 123 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 6, 2010 12:15 p.m. EST | Tim Lister
    (CNN) -- WikiLeaks has published a secret U.S. diplomatic cable listing locations abroad that the U.S. considers vital to its national security, prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests. The list is part of a lengthy cable the State Department sent in February 2009 to its posts around the world. The cable asked American diplomats to identify key resources, facilities and installations outside the United States "whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security, and/or national and homeland security of the United States." The diplomats identified dozens of places on every continent, including...
  • Kennedy Center Honors Dinner (B.O. & Hitlery Party w/Show Biz Folk While Unemployment Soars)

    12/06/2010 6:25:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    State Department Web Site... ^ | 12/4/10 | Hillary Clinton's speech writer
    SECRETARY CLINTON: It is such a delight to welcome you back here for this wonderful national tradition. It is, by any standard we can imagine, the best weekend in Washington. (Applause.) And it is the tenth time since I have been involved with helping to host some of the Kennedy Center Honors. For eight years, Bill and I were privileged to host at the White House, and now as Secretary of State I get the great honor of hosting you here. And it was really extraordinary standing in the receiving line and seeing the genres and generations going by. (Laughter.)...
  • Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of Crisis

    12/06/2010 5:27:44 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 4, 2010 | Michael Cooper & MARY Williams Walsh
    The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city laid off 13 percent of its police officers last week. While next year could be even worse, there are bigger, longer-term risks, financial analysts say. Their fear is that even when the economy recovers, the shortfalls will not disappear, because many state and local governments...
  • Abbas Insists on Jerusalem in Settlement Freeze

    11/21/2010 2:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 21/11/10 | Ben Hubbard
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -The Obama administration's troubled attempt to revive Mideast peace talks took another blow Sunday when the Palestinian president rejected the latest U.S. plan to get the sides talking again. Mahmoud Abbas said a proposed 90-day freeze on Israeli settlement construction wouldn't get him back to the negotiating table unless it includes east Jerusalem, a condition Israel staunchly opposes. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital. For decades, Israel has built Jewish sections around the city's periphery, and about 200,000 Jews live there now. Palestinians consider the large neighborhoods as illegal settlements. The impasse highlights the gaps...
  • Obama Caves on Civilian Trial for KSM (So, indefinite detention isnt so bad after all.)

    11/16/2010 10:08:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Lets review the state of play, shall we? Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama blasted the Bush administrations decision to treat al-Qaeda terrorists as enemy combatants and detain them without trial at Guantanamo Bay. Now, two years into his presidency, Obama has decided to treat al-Qaeda terrorists as enemy combatants and detain them without trial at Guantanamo Bay. The media is reporting that the administration will hold Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 plotter indefinitely, granting them neither a civilian nor a military trial. This determination, leaked over the weekend, appears to be a rebuff of Attorney...
  • Europe is next test for weakened Obama

    11/16/2010 7:30:39 AM PST · by kingattax · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-15-10 | Matt Spetalnick
    If President Barack Obama is not yet convinced that his international star power has faded, his next round of transatlantic summitry should clear up any lingering doubts. Coming off a marathon Asia trip where Obama often found himself rebuffed by fellow world leaders, he will head to Europe this week where the agenda will be clouded by a growing divide over economic strategy and a sense of neglect among traditional U.S. allies.
  • Hannity: Dems Are Telling Me Obamas Unhinged, Detached, Obsessed With Critics, Hates Biden

    11/16/2010 7:31:57 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 136 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2010 | ZIP
    HANNITY: There are some Democrats that cue me into things. The feeling among some people in the White House is that this president is unhinged, that hes detacted, that hes losing it, hes obsessed with critics, very specifically obsessed with Fox news, he cant stand Biden, he hates the Clintons, the Clintons hate him. Infighting apparently, and finger pointing is at an all-time high, if the President is brought bad news on the economy he has a meltdown everytime he hears it. And this is what people-and Im telling you-my sources are reliable are telling me
  • Obama feeling sorry for self

    11/16/2010 7:29:28 AM PST · by toma29 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Poor President Obama is upset at the American White House Press Corps, a group whose adulation was responsible for him being elected to the nation's highest office with the thinnest of resumes, picturing him with halos, forbidding serious inquiry into his radical past, and pretending that the ability to read a teleprompter constituted eloquence. From Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters: President Barack Obama is peeved with the American press. They never say "thank you," he whined to journalists in Japan on Monday.