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  • Michael Brown Killing: Police in Ferguson Fire Tear Gas Amid Looting [Saturday AGAIN!

    08/16/2014 5:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Armored vehicles rolled back onto the streets of Ferguson early Saturday, as riot police faced off with looters in the Missouri town gripped by protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen.
  • Obama's 15 Worst Excuses For His Failed Presidency

    08/02/2014 4:35:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 2, 2014 | John Hawkins
    1) Republicans ahead of him on the golf course wouldn't let him play through; so he missed calls telling him ISIS was overrunning Iraq. 2) Obama has been too busy reliving his choom gang days by getting high and watching old Cheech and Chong movies to fix the economy. 3) Don't blame Obama for Obamacare. It's George Bush's fault! 4) Obama was completely unaware that there is more to being President than giving speeches blaming Republicans for causing all of America's problems. 5) What failed presidency? Chris Matthews says Obama is the most successful President ever! 6) He's distracted all...
  • Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing reasons why his wife would not have sex

    07/21/2014 9:55:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 July 2014 | Richard Spillett
    A spreadsheet that a man emailed his wife detailing her reasons for turning him down for sex has been shared by thousands of people online. For a whole month, the 26-year-old sexually-frustrated husband jotted down every response from his other half when he asked her for intimacy. He then collated the information and put it into an Excel document before cruelly emailing her as she arrived at an airport ahead of a ten-day business trip.
  • New excuse for not notifying Congress of Taliban 5 swap: Decision made day before

    06/10/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 10, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    How many excuses has the White House produced for not complying with the statutory requirement to notify and consult with Congress before releasing detainees from Gitmo? We’ve had enough to get to the point where they’re recycling the older ones. First we heard that there wasn’t enough time to notify Congress, followed by a claim that Bowe Bergdahl’s health was so bad he could have been dead within days. When that didn’t work, the White House then claimed that the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the deal leaked, which no one bought, and so we’re back to the we-had-no-time...
  • Budget Data Reveal: VA Spending Exploded Amid Deadly Delays

    05/21/2014 4:12:01 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/20/2014 | John Merline
    As soon as the mushrooming scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department erupted, blame focused on budget shortfalls for chronic delays in treatment. Several VA hospitals have been accused of falsifying records to cover up delays in treating patients in desperate need. In Phoenix, as many as 40 veterans may have died as a result. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., argued that the main cause of the delays is money: "If the VA does not have enough doctors to see these patients, then these problems are a result of a lack of funding." [snip] It sounds good. And it would seem to...
  • Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

    03/16/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Police State USA ^ | March 15, 2014 | PSUSA
    ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches. The busy Tuesday morning commute was abruptly halted just after 10:00 a.m. on March 11th. One driver told ABC News that traffic stopped and he witnessed 30 police cars pass on the shoulders of I-270 near Rockville. “Then, when I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent...
  • What Are the Best Excuses for Being Late to Work?

    02/27/2014 7:21:52 AM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 90 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 9:00 PM | Steve Trevelise
    A new national survey by Careerbuilder,com puts traffic on top with 39 per cent of those surveyed. There’s nothing like that helpless feeling of sitting in traffic knowing you’re going to be late for work. Next up, lack of sleep at 19 per cent, followed by problems with bad trabsportation at 8 per cent. 7 per cent blame the weather, 6 percent are late due to dropping children at daycare or school and fifteen per cent of employees of employees admit to arriving late for work at least once a week. But there are other more unusual excuses like…
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naïve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...
  • Revealed: How a simple spelling error helped bring down $630 million Obamacare website

    11/08/2013 2:40:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-7-13 | David Martosko
    A spelling mistake in the words 'not recommended' on the Obamacare website led to the site going down, it was revealed today in internal notes from 'war room' meetings of experts scrabbling to breathe life into the shambolic operation. The error limited the choices Obamacare shoppers were offered in October and often presented them with overpriced options. Ultimately, at least some of the website's many outages were brought about by this simple typo, as technicians struggled to give the public an experience that mirrored President Obama's promises. 'In states where the federal government helps run these marketplaces, the average American...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Pleads On Hot Mic: 'Don't Do This To Me'

    10/30/2013 3:23:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Near the end of grueling testimony during which she was repeatedly grilled on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was caught on a hot mic whispering to a colleague, "Don't do this to me." It wasn't immediately clear what she was referring to. But her aside came during a line of questioning in which Republican members of Congress repeatedly questioned her on whether she would be willing to enroll in the federal health insurance exchanges under Obamacare.
  • Democrats Newest :”It’s all Republicans fault because they are rooting for Obama-care’s failure”

    10/21/2013 8:04:57 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    Yep, its back. Republicans are rooting for Obama-care’s failure so blame them not Obama. A regularly repeated Democrat line Obama’s first term was:‘Republicans are rooting for our economic stimulus to fail so America fails” Now they are repeating this new line to cover for the Obama-care website disaster. Obama today : “But it’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hardworking, middle-class families are rooting for its success. (Applause.) And if the product is good, they're willing to be patient.”Remarks by the President on the Affordable Care Act (The White House ^ | Monday, October 21, 2013...
  • Park Service director blames threat of terrorism for closing Mall during shutdown

    10/16/2013 7:44:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    The Washington times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The National Park Service director will blame terrorism for having to shut down most of the National Mall during the government shutdown, saying that was the only way to protect the memorials with limited staff “in a post-9/11 world.” In testimony submitted to Congress, Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said he’s only been able to keep a dozen of the normal 300 employees charged with cleaning and caring for the capital region’s memorials during the shutdown, and without the rest of his staff he cannot guarantee the safety of the property.
  • Healthcare Navigators Battling Dedicated Obstructionists—and Fox News

    10/10/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | October 9, 2013 | By Rick Cohen
    The fate of the Affordable Care Act, notwithstanding obstructionism by the Republicans and the nine House Democrats, depends strongly on the success of efforts to get uninsured people to enroll for health insurance. First and foremost in making this happen are the navigators. There’s no reason to let the Obama administration off the hook for its own responsibility in making the work of the navigators tough, what with navigator grants that were announced only in August with training materials issued in September for the October 1st start-up of the exchanges, not to mention embarrassing computer glitches. Since the nonprofit sector...
  • British National Archives show a son was born to Obama Sr. in 1961 in Kenya

    05/04/2013 7:35:39 PM PDT · by bgill · 185 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    On April 18, 2012, the BNA released the first batch of thousands of “lost” colonial-era files believed to have been destroyed, including files on Britain’s former colony of Kenya. Reporters at the UK’s The Guardian were among the first who looked at some of the newly released colonial files. They found that the name of Barack Obama (henceforth, Obama Sr.), the father of the POS in the White House, is on the top of a list of names revealed in a hitherto secret British colonial file of Kenyans studying in the United States.
  • Cold Case Posse Lt. Mike Zullo Exposes Author John Woodman As A 'Defunct Entrepreneur' And Obot.

    John Woodman is a one time author, a self proclaimed computer expert who decided to take it upon himself to get recruited, according to CCP Investigator Mike Zullo, and write a book debunking the claims that Obama has a forged birth certificate and that he is not a natural born Citizen. On Friday, April 5, 2013, Lt. Mike Zullo took calls from listeners for one hour on a radio program. As expected, a caller who has been revealed to be a Obama supporter called in and asked Zullo why he didn't consult with John Woodman on the criminal fraud investigation....
  • Trial to Begin for Man Accused in DUI Crash That Killed Toddler

    03/20/2013 8:39:14 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 13 replies
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow in the trial of a 24-year-old man charged in a 2011 hit and run crash that killed a 2-year old boy. Angel Alberto Cruz Perez of Santa Ana is accused in the November 9th accident near the intersection of 5th and North Bewley streets. Perez is charged with one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving a motor vehicle without a license, with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old and fleeing the scene. Prosecutors allege...
  • How Romney Could Have Won. A changed system = changed results.

    01/08/2013 7:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    If votes in every state were awarded by congressional district, President-elect Romney would be planning his inauguration right now. According to the Cook Political Report, Mitt Romney won roughly about 52 percent of the congressional districts. Currently, all states except for Maine and Nebraska award electoral votes on a winner-takes-all basis. Long-term, that looks like a worrisome trend for the GOP. Several formerly red strongholds, including Georgia and Arizona, are becoming more Democratic. Still, demographics are not destiny and if Republicans succeed in winning over more Hispanics than they have in recent years, for instance, these states could well remain...
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • Clinton will not testify before Congress on Libya, purported concussion cited

    12/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 95 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/15/12
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to testify next week before House and Senate panels on the Benghazi issue because she sustained a concussion, a top State Department official said Saturday.
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • Obama: 'Not personally aware' of security requests before Libya attack

    10/26/2012 2:48:54 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/2012
    President Obama said Friday he was "not personally aware" of any request for more security by U.S. diplomats in Libya before the Sept. 11 strike on the consulate.
  • Bill Clinton: No president could have "magically" fixed economy in one term

    09/23/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Bill Clinton: No president could have "magically" fixed economy in one term By Leigh Ann Caldwell Last Updated 10:12 a.m. ET (CBS News) Former President Bill Clinton offered a strong defense for President Obama's re-election Sunday morning, arguing that no president could have "fully healed" the economy in four years. "That's why we've got to keep working at it," Mr. Clinton said on "Face the Nation." The president's efforts, Mr. Clinton argued, have reversed the downward spiral of losing up to 800,000 jobs per month. "His jobs record is better" than the Bush administration's, he said, adding that no president...
  • The Excuses President (pic)

    08/30/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses -RNC ad

    04/17/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    RNC/GOP ^ | April 16, 2012 | RNC
    New RNC Ad. But who will see this if they aren't already convinced? "Join us at ... because excuses don't pay the mortgage."
  • Call for border fence exposes lack of knowledge

    10/18/2011 12:04:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 282 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | October 18, 2011 | staff
    Minnesota Congresswomen and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has become the latest politician to call for an impenetrable fence along the entire length of the border with Mexico. "President Obama has failed the American people by failing to secure the southern border," said Bachmann. "I will secure that border and that will be Job One." Statements like that may get some attention, but they are not practical. Don't take our word for it; take Rick Perry's. The Texas governor has been called a lot of things, but he's hardly a mushy liberal. Yet even this tough Texan sneers at calls for...
  • Obama Faces Tight Restraints in Crafting Jobs Plan

    08/30/2011 3:06:51 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Published August 30, 2011 | Fox News
    President Barack Obama, hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling, is preparing a September jobs package with limited tools at his disposal to prime the economy and crank up employment. At a minimum, the president's plan will call on Congress to extend current payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits, spend money for new construction projects and offer incentives to businesses to hire more workers. But economists say that while that would eliminate some drag on the economy and maintain the status quo, it won't be enough to propel it to new heights.
  • GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs

    08/19/2011 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/11 | Jonathan Stempel
    * New GM said not responsible to fix Impala made by old GM * Suspension problem said to cause excessive tire wear By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy. The lawsuit, filed on June 29 by Donna Trusky of Blakely, Pennsylvania, contended that her Impala suffered from faulty rear spindle rods, causing her rear tires to wear...
  • Obama On Lack Of Change: "This Is Something That We Inherited"

    07/20/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2011 | Staff
    REVISH: "There's still a lot of frustration from people continuing to wait for that change that you promised, they don't feel better off now than they were 3 years ago. How do you convince them we're headed in the right direction?" OBAMA: "Well, look there's no doubt that we've gone through the toughest economic situation that we've seen since the Great Depression. I think the vast majority of people understand that this is something that we inherited and that when I came into office we'd already lost 4 million jobs and the few months after I got sworn in we...
  • Study: Homosexuality, celibacy didn't cause abuse (Catholic Church)

    05/17/2011 9:03:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2011 | RACHEL ZOLL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers commissioned by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops to analyze the pattern of clergy sex abuse over decades have concluded that homosexuality, celibacy and an all-male priesthood did not cause the scandal. The report from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York said about 44 percent of the known abuse cases involved priests who were ordained in the 1940s and 1950s, at a time when seminaries did not properly train them to live a celibate life. These men were not equipped to withstand the social upheaval of the 1960s, which was a time of...
  • Obama tells supporters change harder than expected

    04/22/2011 2:15:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21 2011 | JULIE PACE
    SAN FRANCISCO -- President Barack Obama told supporters on Thursday he is pressing ahead with his agenda in a difficult political environment in Washington and that "change turned out to be a lot tougher than expected" Obama addressed about 200 people who paid up to $35,800 apiece for the fundraiser at a San Francisco hotel, the first of four fundraisers of the day. Even though he's running for re-election from the White House, Obama said he still wants to mount a grassroots campaign.
  • "Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes."

    02/20/2011 12:15:02 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/2011 | ODD RICHMOND and JASON SMATHERS
    Doctors from numerous hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes to explain public employees' absences from work. Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said. "What employers have a right to know is if the patient was assessed by a duly licensed physician about time off of work," Sanner said. "Employers don't have a right to know the nature of that conversation or the nature of that illness. So it's as valid as every...
  • Liberal Excuses for Conservative Victory

    12/02/2010 3:50:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The Aerican Thinker ^ | December 02, 2010 | Jay Haug
    Following their electoral repudiation, the left is handing out very few mea culpas. Instead, we are getting a lot of whining, excuses, spinning, and outright distortions. Other than those 43 House Democrats who wanted someone other than Nancy Pelosi as minority leader, the Democrats, in the words of Margaret Thatcher, "are not for turning." Contrast Democratic Party talk now, or lack of it, with 2008. When the left won, their rhetoric was all about "change has come." The verbiage crescendoed with exalted talk of imposing their agenda, elections having consequences, and compromise mandating conservative surrender, white flag in hand, to...
  • 7 Lame Liberal Excuses For The 2010 Election Shellacking

    11/09/2010 8:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 9, 2010 | John Hawkins
    "Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet! Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy!" -- Cartman, South Park Admittedly, it has been a lot of fun to watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Left after the savage beating they received on election day. However, it's more than a little disturbing that almost no one on the Left seems to think they lost because they actually did a bad job. In other words, according to liberals: Obamacare, the failure of the stimulus, Obama bowing to foreign leaders, the way they handled the BP oil spill, trying to...
  • They still don't get it

    11/04/2010 2:31:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2010 | George F. Will
    Unwilling to delay until tomorrow mistakes that could be made immediately, Democrats used 2010 to begin losing 2012. Trying to pre-emptively drain the election of its dangerous (to Democrats) meaning, all autumn Democrats described the electorate as suffering a brain cramp, an apoplexy of fear, rage, paranoia, cupidity -- something. Any explanation would suffice as long as it cast what voters were about to say as perhaps contemptible and too trivial to be taken seriously by the serious. It is amazing the ingenuity Democrats invest in concocting explanations of voter behavior that erase what voters always care about, and this...
  • NYT and WaPo circle the wagons

    08/19/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jim Treacher
    Obama’s in trouble. Whether it’s the economy or the oil spill or the Ground Zero Caring Sharing Togetherness Mosque or whatever else that’s gone wrong for him, his approval ratings are drooping like a 49-year-old man’s pecs. More and more Americans are wondering why they voted for this guy. More and more Americans are getting fed up with the way things are going. More and more Americans are flipping their calendars to November 2010 and 2012 and marking the dates. You’ll never guess whose fault that is! New York Times:In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick Americans need only stand in line...
  • You’re only saying that because Obama is [half-black/sorta Muslim-ish/other]

    07/10/2010 9:11:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2010 | Jim Treacher
    The President of the United States has not been making a lot of friends in Israel lately. He snubbed Bibi, he’s looked the other way as Iran builds a nuke, and he’s generally one of America’s staunchest allies like something stuck to his shoe after walking Bo. On Wednesday he was magnanimous enough to grant an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, and here’s one of his pearls of wisdom, as reported by Haaretz: During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that...
  • Obama To High School Grads: 'Don't Make Excuses'

    06/07/2010 2:43:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies · 111+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is telling high school graduates in Michigan not to make excuses, and to take responsibility for failures as well as successes. In excerpts of remarks to be delivered later Monday at Kalamazoo Central High School, Obama says that it's easy to blame others when problems arise. "We see it every day out in Washington, with folks calling each other names and making all sorts of accusations on TV," the president says. He says the high school kids can and have done better than that.
  • Jindal to Obama: "Don't Make Excuses for BP"

    05/28/2010 5:06:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1,121+ views
    fox ^ | 5/28/10 | Jake Gibson
    GRAND ISLE, Louisiana (FOX) -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal called Friday's meeting with President Obama, "Good, direct, frank." However, he added the Gulf Coast disaster relief effort is in need of much more than talk now. "We've had a lot of great talks in the last month, with a lot of different people. Now we need action." Jindal is calling on the president to force British Petroleum to immediately start paying to fortify Louisiana's coastline with barrier islands so the oil can be caught before it comes ashore. The federal government has only agreed to pay for a fraction of...
  • Motorist sues city, seeks $7 million over traffic ticket (Greensboro, NC)

    04/20/2010 10:24:06 AM PDT · by wbill · 32 replies · 1,056+ views
    Greensboro News and Record ^ | 4/20/10 | Ryan Seals
    GREENSBORO — A man is suing the city for $7 million, claiming a police officer trespassed and violated his rights by writing him a traffic ticket in March. In a civil lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, Tornello Fontaine Pierce El-Bey, 43 — who says he is a member of the Washitaw Empire — accuses the police department and Officer B.J. Nida of causing him financial distress and violating his rights. He also accuses the city of copyright infringement for using his name on the ticket. As a member of the Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah Muur’s Indigenous People, El-Bey claims he...
  • Nifonging the Catholic Church

    04/18/2010 9:49:35 PM PDT · by Judith Anne · 2,774 replies · 14,919+ views
    me ^ | April 18, 2010 | vanity
    I seriously wonder about some FReepers, sometimes. Any other person accused of a crime would be defended by every FReeper as being innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. I've seen whole threads written by men who have been accused of child abuse by ex-wives out to deny them their visitation rights or to wrest more money out of them. These men are rightly indignant, and furious about the unjust accusations that cannot be proven but are never withdrawn. Yet where are those FReepers when a PRIEST is accused? Where is the presumption of innocence? Suddenly, every accusation...
  • Was Harry Reid Right?

    01/10/2010 8:37:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,602+ views
    The Root ^ | January 10, 2010 | Omar Wasow
    It may not have been PC, but the majority leader may simply have been honest about how voters react to skin color.CNN is aflutter. Bloggers are calling it a "big-time" mistake. Newspapers describe the "racially tinged" remarks as "sensational." What is this "juicy revelation"? Apparently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately told two journalists in 2008 that Obama was more electable because he's "light-skinned" and lacked a "Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." With the publication of Reid's impolitic quote in the new book Game Change, journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin have landed a PR coup. By...
  • Obama: Human, systemic failure to blame in terror attempt (The machines worked as designed)

    12/29/2009 2:07:54 PM PST · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 1,002+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2009 | CNN
    President Obama said Tuesday that a "mix of human and systemic failure" allowed a terror suspect to board a U.S. airliner in the botched bombing attempt on Christmas Day.
  • Media Provides Obama With Coverage And Excuses

    12/28/2009 9:05:31 PM PST · by CaroleL · 17 replies · 883+ views ^ | 12/29/09 | CaroleL
    President Obama finally made a public statement about the terrorist attack on Flight 253 that occurred on Christmas Day. It was not remarkable in its content including statements such as "This was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland" and "We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable". What was interesting was the timing of the statement coming three days after the actual event and only after much criticism of the president's silence on the matter. Perhaps most interesting of all was...
  • Politics

    11/11/2009 9:07:31 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies · 789+ views ^ | 11-12-09 | stolinsky
    General Casey knew precisely what political correctness required of him. He declared, “And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” Diversity of what? Diversity of race, religion, ethnic origin and gender? Fine. But diversity of loyalty? Can we tolerate some troops who are loyal to the United States, and some who are loyal to our enemies? That leads to the ultimate diversity: some troops who are above ground, and some who are in it. There, is that diverse enough for you, sir?
  • Obama excuses Iranian nuclear foot-dragging (Blames "Political Instability" in Iran)

    11/11/2009 8:03:09 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 575+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/09 | Israel Today Staff
    US President Barack Obama on Monday excused ongoing Iranian foot-dragging on its defiant nuclear program, suggesting that political instability in the Islamic Republic makes it difficult to implement quick decisions. Obama insisted in an interview with Reuters that his administration had made a lot of progress on ending the nuclear standoff, but that it is going to take more time because Iran is not "settled enough politically to make quick decisions on these issues." Obama was referring to a offer by the US and other international powers on October 1 that would allow Iran to maintain a civilian nuclear program,...
  • Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?

    11/08/2009 10:24:36 PM PST · by Saije · 18 replies · 584+ views
    FrontPage ^ | 11/9/2009 | Daniel Pipes
    When a Muslim in the West for no apparent reason violently attacks non-Muslims, a predictable argument ensues about motives. The establishment – law enforcement, politicians, the media, and the academy – stands on one side of this debate, insisting that some kind of oppression caused Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, to kill 13 and wound 38 at Ft. Hood on Nov. 5. It disagrees on the specifics, however, presenting Hasan as the victim alternatively of “racism,” “harassment he had received as a Muslim,”... Instances of Muslim-on-unbeliever violence inspire the victim school to dig up new and imaginative excuses... * 1990:...
  • Fort Hood Jihadist's Coworkers Saw Warning Signs, But Said Nothing for Fear of Seeming Bigoted

    11/08/2009 5:47:40 AM PST · by kellynla · 37 replies · 1,795+ views ^ | 11/8/2009 | staff
    Details here. So this is what it has come to -- this is the fruit of the long-term efforts by groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations and others, to stigmatize and demonize everyone who speaks honestly about the threat of jihad and Islamic supremacism. People are afraid to speak up about what they see, when they know it is wrong. And all it cost this week was 13 dead and 38 wounded.
  • Fort Hood Suspect May Have Suffered From 'Compassion Fatigue,' Experts Say

    11/06/2009 11:49:30 AM PST · by missycocopuffs · 136 replies · 2,406+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Nov 6, 2009 | Karlie Pouliot
    Health experts say they are hardly astonished that the suspect in the worst mass murder ever at a U.S. military base is an Army psychiatrist — the very person who is supposed to be helping soldiers deal with the traumatic stress of war. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, suspected of gunning down 13 and wounding 30 at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas, treated soldiers at the Darnall Army Medical Center there after being transferred in July from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he had worked for six years. Dr. Robin Kerner, an attending psychologist who specializes in...