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  • Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's children's charity The Second Mile to fold (n/p pedophile hook-up)

    05/25/2012 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/25/12 | NEWSCORE
    The children's charity at the center of the child molestation case against Penn State coach, Jerry Sandusky, will fold....requesting court approval to transfer its programs to Houston-based Arrow Child & Family Ministries. A grand jury report indicated Sandusky met his alleged victims through The Second Mile, which he founded in 1977 to help disadvantaged children. The former Penn State defensive coordinator is accused of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. He will stand trial June 5. Around $2 million in current cash assets will be transferred to Arrow to fund programs in Pennsylvania for up to two years. The...
  • Clinton: 'Significant Differences' With Iran Remain

    05/25/2012 7:12:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Friday that "significant differences" remain over Iran's nuclear program following two days of talks in Baghdad. Clinton says the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany – presented Tehran with a detailed proposal on all aspects of Iran's uranium enrichment during this week's talks in Baghdad. The P5+1 plan reportedly calls on Iran to halt enrichment past 3.5%, ship its stores of 20% enriched uranium out of the country, and shut down its heavily fortified Fordow enrichment facility. They had also called on Iran to live up to...
  • China: Two Incidents Open Pandora’s Box – Analysis

    05/25/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Eurasia View ^ | 05/22/12 | Bhaskar Roy
    China: Two Incidents Open Pandora’s Box – Analysis May 22, 2012 By Bhaskar Roy Two incidents, one regarding Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, and the other involving a blind human rights activist and self-taught lawyer Chen Guangchen, destroyed the myth that the Chinese system is a well oiled machine. Policy, individual, and bitter factional rivalries are kept sealed from the public to ensure the Party’s inviolability. This is the biggest political quake the country has experienced since the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. The new age of social communication, the internet, has also damaged the Party’s secrecy. Even people inside the...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Mom says I'm Native American (I bet "mom" also told her she was smart)

    05/25/2012 4:27:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/25/2012 | By MJ LEE
    An exasperated Elizabeth Warren told reporters Thursday that she’s certain about her Native American roots “because my mother told me so.” Surrounded by a group of reporters, the Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate was repeatedly questioned about why she hasn’t produced documentation to prove that she is part Native American. After several minutes of grilling, Warren said, “I am proud of my family and I am proud of my heritage.” “And does it include Indian background?” one reporter asked, according to the first report by masslive.com that was aired on several local Boston TV stations
  • Rescue of Everest climber helps Israel-Turkey thaw

    05/25/2012 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jonathan Head
    It isn't often these days that you see two men, arms round each other, holding Israeli and Turkish flags. But an extraordinary rescue on the world's highest mountain has bonded two climbers, one from Israel and one a Turk. By his own account Nadav Ben-Yehuda was only 300 metres from the summit of Mount Everest, and on course to become the youngest Israeli to conquer it, when he spotted someone lying in the snow, clearly in trouble. He recognised Aydin Irmak as a Turkish climber he had befriended down at base camp. Other climbers, set on reaching the summit, or...
  • The facts about the growth of spending under Obama (Surprisingly decent analysis)

    05/25/2012 3:47:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 5/25/2012 | Glenn Kessler
    “I simply make the point, as an editor might say, to check it out; do not buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration. I think doing so is a sign of sloth and laziness.”— White House spokesman Jay Carney, remarks to the press gaggle, May 23, 2012 The spokesman’s words caught our attention because here at The Fact Checker we try to root out “BS” wherever it occurs.  Carney made his comments while berating reporters for not realizing that “the rate of spending — federal spending — increase is lower under President...
  • Obama calls Romney speech 'a cow pie of distortion' (and Obama is just Bull Crap)

    05/25/2012 3:36:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    msnbc ^ | 5/25/2012 | Kristen Welker
    President Barack Obama delivered one of his most direct attacks against Mitt Romney here Thursday night, painting Romney as an out-of-touch corporate raider. At this event, held before an enthusiastic crowd of 2,500 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Obama reminded the crowd that Romney said “corporations are people,” while stumping in Iowa last August during the Republican primary. The president said there may be value in Romney’s experience in corporate buyouts, “but it’s not in the White House.” ,,,,, Several people in the crowd yelled back: "We love you!"
  • GOP Rep. King says Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor

    05/24/2012 10:39:38 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    GOP Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, expressed concern Wednesday about the extent of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the Pakistan doctor who was sent to prison in Pakistan for treason after helping to find Usama bin Laden. "This has been handled very poorly right from the time of the raid," King told FoxNews.com. Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid. The operation...
  • Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'

    05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 480 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Joseph Walker
    The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."-SNIP-"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to...
  • Obama's campaign manager huddles with Senate Democrats (1st budget in over 3 years on the way?)

    05/24/2012 8:02:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/12 | Bernie Becker
    Obama's campaign manager huddles with Senate DemocratsBy Bernie Becker - 05/24/12 06:27 PM ET President Obama’s campaign manager huddled with Democratic senators on Thursday to brief them on the campaign’s grassroots strategy, according to lawmakers in attendance. Speaking to reporters afterward, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, a former top aide to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), said he walked the lawmakers through what the campaign was doing on the ground, and senators said the meeting did not spend much time on other hot-button issues — like the private equity experience of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. A number of Democrats have...
  • Detroit street lights may shrink by half

    05/24/2012 7:37:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 66 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/24/2012 | Rachel Dillin
    Detroit street lights may be going dark soon. At least half of them will no longer shine as the city shrinks. The city has 88,000 streetlights and about 40 percent of those are broken, and the city cannot afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing developed a plan to repair and reduce the street lights in Detroit. Unfortunately, the city is facing reduced population, which has reduced its budget for services like street lights. Under the new plan, the city would only have 46,000, and ultimately they would save $10 million a year once the changes were made. Of course,...
  • Occupy Wall Street sues NYC over confiscated books (titles, rape tents not mentioned)

    05/24/2012 7:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/12 | Joseph Ax
    Occupy Wall Street sues NYC over confiscated booksBy Joseph Ax | Reuters – 9 hrs ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters' encampment in lower Manhattan last fall. **SNIP** As part of the sweep, Occupy claims, police officers seized more than 3,000 books from the "People's Library." While some of the books were eventually returned, many were in unusable condition, while the rest were apparently destroyed, according to Occupy's lawyer, Norman Siegel.
  • Are you clear about what happened between Pres. Obama and the HHS mandate v. our first liberties?

    05/24/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 5/24/12 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    The excellent Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has a great timeline on their site about the HHS mandate, along with a detailed list of plaintiffs against the Obama Administration. HHS Mandate Timeline: August, 2011, Federal government issues a regulation requiring that all group health plans must cover “[FDA-]approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.” The mandate, a provision of the “Affordable Care Act,” would take effect August 1, 2012.November 10, 2011, Press Release,  Belmont Abbey College Sues Federal Government (Becket Fund)December 21, 2011, Press Release, Colorado Christian University First Evangelical University to Fight Abortifacient Mandate (Becket Fund)January...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday ~ 25 May 2012

    05/24/2012 6:29:20 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 79 replies
    May 24, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Music NightTo keep you all in the moodfor the music threadFabulous FRiday is going to be aboutthe 45 rpm record Remember the 45s?Never heard of them? Take a trip back in time to see what it's all about. Tonight we check out the history of the 45. The basic parameters of he music single were established in the late 19th century, when the gramophone record began to supersede phonograph cylinders...
  • AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot

    05/24/2012 6:09:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 5/24/12 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Muslim soldier on six charges in connection with a failed plot to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops, his religious mission to get "justice" for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Waco deliberated a little more than an hour before finding Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo guilty of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder of U.S. officers or employees, and four counts of possessing a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence. Abdo, 22, did not stand with...
  • Obama, the born-again Catholic

    05/24/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/12 | Neil Munro
    Amid polls showing that his efforts to regulate religious institutions have hurt his image among Catholics, President Barack Obama has begun touting his early ties to the church. “My first job as a community organizer was with Catholic churches who taught me the power of kindness and commitment to others in neighborhoods,” he declared at a Hollywood fundraiser May 23. “When I was a young community organizer, I was working with Catholic churches and they taught me that no government program can make as much of a difference as kindness and commitment on the part of neighbors and friends,” he...
  • Palin endorses Sen. Hatch

    05/22/2012 7:49:10 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 5-22-12 | Paul Mirengoff
    Sarah Palin has just announced that she is endorsing Sen. Orrin Hatch in the Utah Senate primary. Palin revealed this on Greta Van Susteren’s show. She emphasized Hatch’s record and position on balancing the budget........"
  • Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecaster

    05/24/2012 4:04:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12
    Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecasterwww.telegraphindia.com – Wed 23 May, 2012 Allan Lichtman introduces "the world's only do-it-yourself prediction" to a select audience in Calcutta. The prediction model ' based on 13 keys ' forecasts the reelection of Barack Obama in the US presidential election to be held on November 6. To convince the audience, Lichtman took them through all the 13 keys asking them to ascertain if they were true or false. The audience judged 11 out of the 13 keys to be true, a sure shot that Obama would be reelected as six or...
  • Mexico’s two major crime cartels now at war

    05/24/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/24/2012 | William Booth
    The two most important criminal organizations in Mexico are engaged in all-out war, and the most spectacular battles are being fought for the cameras as the combatants pursue a strategy of intimidation and propaganda by dumping ever greater numbers of headless bodies in public view — the victims most likely innocents. No longer limiting themselves to regional skirmishes, the older, established drug-smuggling Sinaloa cartel is now fighting the brash, young paramilitary Zetas crime organization across multiple front lines in Mexico in a desperate fight, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials and security analysts on both sides of the...
  • The stunning chart that shows the Obama spending binge really happened (Up 25.3%)

    05/24/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The American/AEI ^ | 5/24/2012 | James Pethokoukis
    In a column on Tuesday, Rex Nutting of MarketWatch ran some budget numbers and concluded the following: "Almost everyone believes that Obama has presided over a massive increase in federal spending, an “inferno” of spending that threatens our jobs, our businesses and our children’s future. Even Democrats seem to think it’s true. But it didn’t happen...." The shocking, contrarian piece was widely circulated in liberal circles and was even cited on Wednesday by White House spokesman Jay Carney. But there were a few problems with Nutting’s numbers....
  • White House Leaks Classified Information to Hollywood

    05/24/2012 1:47:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Obama administration reportedly leaked classified information to filmmakers on the raid by U.S. Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden. According to documents released by the Judicial Watch media watchdog, the White House released the sensitive information for a film which was first scheduled to be released October 12, just in time to boost the president’s image shortly before the November elections. Sony Pictures has since pushed the release back to December. White House officials encouraged the filmmakers to incorporate Obama administration talking points in the film, including the “gutsy decision” to raid the Osama compound. Pentagon Press Secretary...
  • Barack O'Romney

    05/24/2012 1:40:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MAY 23, 2012 | AARON DAVID MILLER
    Ignore what the candidates say they'll do differently on foreign policy. They're basically the same man.If Barack Obama is reelected, he ought to consider making Mitt Romney his new secretary of state. I propose this far-fetched howler not because I'm trying to get into my own Dumb Idea Hall of Fame, or because white-male secretaries of state seem to be going the way of the dodo at Foggy Bottom (we haven't had one since Warren Christopher departed in 1997), or because I believe deeply in bipartisanship. (Although I do; it's been a long time since we've had a secretary of...
  • Group asks NC lawmakers to repeal 'shoot first' law

    05/24/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    The News & Observer (N.C.) ^ | 2012-05-23 | C Jarvis
    A national group opposed to what it calls “shoot first” gun laws today sent a letter to all members of the General Assembly, and to legislators in 25 other states, calling on them to repeal or reform their laws. Shoot-first laws take away the obligation to retreat from a confrontation, other than in your home, in order to avoid the use of deadly force. “Trayvon Martin’s killing in Florida has focused public attention on the consequences of these reckless laws,” Ginny Simmons, director of Second Chance on Shoot First, said in a news release. “… Experience has now shown that...
  • Has recall election made Scott Walker a GOP hero?

    05/24/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 May 2012 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    Democrats leapt at the chance to use Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to send a message to all the budget-cutting, union-busting conservatives across the land: If you mess with Big Labor, there’s a heavy price to pay. But if you shoot at the king, you’d better not miss. And with Walker suddenly looking as if he might survive the recall, it appears he’s only been grazed. Now, instead of tacking Walker’s pelt to their door as a warning to any who would follow him, there’s a prospect the whole thing might backfire by elevating Walker into a tested-by-fire, conservative cult-hero and...
  • Bill Clinton: The Post-Porn Star Money Grab

    05/24/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | 05/24/2012
    Just hours after posing with two beautiful porn stars, Bill Clinton got on his knees -- and begged thousands of people for money ... all in the name of Barack Obama. It's the 21st century way of soliciting campaign funds -- sending a desperately-worded email to masses of people across the country ... in this case, people who've subscribed to Barack Obama's newsletter. He writes, "I've been in President Obama's shoes before -- less than six months to go before an election to let you finish what you started. It was tough enough back then, but this election is going...
  • What if Spain exits the euro?

    05/24/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 8 replies
    El Confidencial ^ | 21 May 2012 | Juan Rallo
    This week everyone is talking about the possible Greek exit from the euro and the apparently appealing idea of "why not Spain?". Let's press the reset button and start over. The Greek state, which has more public employees than Spain with four times fewer inhabitants, wasted bailout after bailout and continues delaying reforms, saying that "they'll come, be patient". And now, some demand breaking the agreement-yes-after having accepted the money. One thing is to belong to the European club with its obligations and rights, and another is to demand to participate only for the party and not to collect the...
  • MIT’s Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing

    05/24/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    Fast Coexist ^ | 5/22/2012 | Austin Carr
    When it comes to those last globs of ketchup inevitably stuck to every bottle of Heinz, most people either violently shake the container in hopes of eking out another drop or two, or perform the "secret" trick: smacking the "57" logo on the bottle’s neck. But not MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith. He and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group have been held up in an MIT lab for the last two months addressing this common dining problem. The result? LiquiGlide, a "super slippery" coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied...
  • WHO Fukushima Report - Good And Bad News

    05/24/2012 8:53:55 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 6 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 24 May 2012 | World Health Organization
    A World Health Organization (WHO) preliminary estimate report on the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant found that human risk of cancer did not increase in most of the country, but that some infants in a nearby town who were exposed to radioactive iodine-131 may have a higher lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer.
  • NBC polls: Obama edges Romney in three key battleground states (More over-sampling Rats)

    05/24/2012 7:48:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/24/2012 | Mark Murray
    President Barack Obama holds a narrow advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in three of the most pivotal presidential battleground states -- Florida, Ohio and Virginia -- according to new NBC-Marist polls. But in each of these states, Obama's share of the vote is below the 50 percent threshold usually considered safe haven for an incumbent president, and Romney has narrowed the margin in these three battlegrounds since earlier this year.
  • Most individual health plans fall short of ObamaCare mandates: study

    05/24/2012 4:05:41 AM PDT · by tellw · 3 replies
    Health Affairs ^ | 24 May 2012 | Jon Gabel et al.
    More Than Half Of Individual Health Plans Offer Coverage That Falls Short Of What Can Be Sold Through Exchanges As Of 2014 Abstract The Affordable Care Act creates state-based health exchanges that will begin acting as a market place for health insurance plans and consumers in 2014. This paper compares the financial protection offered by today’s group and individual plans with the standards that will apply to insurance sold in state-based exchanges. Some states may apply these standards to all health insurance sold within the state. More than half of Americans who had individual insurance in 2010 were enrolled in...
  • Romney campaign promises deficit reduction, regulatory repeal on ‘day 1’ of his presidency

    05/24/2012 4:02:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/24/2012 | ap
    Mitt Romney’s campaign has released a new ad promoting “Day One” of a potential Romney presidency, describing which of President Barack Obama’s policies the Republican will reverse first if he wins the White House. The ad promises that in his first day in the Oval Office, Romney will announce deficit reductions, ending what the campaign calls “the Obama era of big government.”
  • Poll: Biden’s favorability rating sinks

    05/24/2012 2:35:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Poll: Biden’s favorability rating sinksBy Jonathan Easley - 05/23/12 03:49 PM ET Vice President Biden has a negative favorability rating for the first time since becoming President Obama’s vice presidential pick, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. Biden stands at 42 percent favorable versus 46 unfavorable. He has been hovering near break-even since late 2009. His popularity plunged towards the middle ground shortly after taking office, when he was at 53 favorable and 29 unfavorable. Biden is still overwhelmingly popular among Democrats, at 73 favorable, but well underwater with independents, at 37 favorable and 47 unfavorable. The poll...
  • Update 4: Hustler Publishes Fake Pornographic Picture of S. E. Cupp

    05/23/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 23, 2012 | Greg Pollowitz
    Update: Will S.E. Cupp sue?Update 2: Commentary from The Blaze here (pictured obscured).Update 3: Sandra Fluke, Planned Parenthood condemn.Update 4: Hustler defends.I’m not going to provide a link, but along with the picture Hustler added this disclaimer: No such picture of S.E. Cupp actually exists. This composite fantasy picture was altered from the original for our imagination, does not depict reality and is not to be taken seriously for any purpose. But just imagine for a second if Rush Limbaugh had gone this far. The Left would have gone nuclear.I don’t expect S. E. Cupp will be hearing from...
  • Ron Paul Scoops Up 83% of Available Delegates in Minnesota

    05/23/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Updated 23 May 2012 | NY Times Election Coverage
    Don't look now, but Ron Paul has just secured 30 of 36 delegates in Minnesota. Although he won only four counties and finished 18% behind Rick Santorum, the February 7 caucus winner, superior organization has enabled him to stuff the delegate rolls with committed Paulistas.This follows his February 4 narrow caucus loss in Maine, where Paul's delegates still managed to secure 21 of 22 committed delegates.
  • CAPTION the rookie Hussein pimping his ride!

    05/23/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
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  • In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Wanted to Bring People Together

    05/23/2012 6:01:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 23 May 2012 | MATT NEGRIN
    The 2004 version of Barack Obama, who captured the nation with a dazzling speech about unity and went on to win the presidency on a message of hope, died on Monday. He was 8 years old. The cause of death appeared to be a bitter realization that he needed to win reelection in an increasingly partisan political environment, a cancer that he had been battling for months if not years. Obama's illness got the best of him late Monday, as he announced that his campaign for four more years in the White House would be based not on optimism, but...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 24 May 2012

    05/23/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ EXPLOSIVE DISPOSAL A U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal unit safely detonates an improvised explosive device on the side of Route Crowbar in Khowst province, Afghanistan, March 24, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric-James Estrada Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. OSPREY MANEUVERS An MV-22 Osprey maneuvers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS...
  • White House calls 'BS' on GOP criticism of Obama spending ("It didn’t happen")

    05/23/2012 4:52:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jonathan Easley
    White House calls 'BS' on GOP criticism of Obama spendingBy Jonathan Easley - 05/23/12 11:58 AM ET White House press secretary Jay Carney ripped GOP criticism about spending under the Obama administration, calling it “BS.” Carney also said reporting on the GOP criticism without exploring the counter-argument is “a sign of sloth and laziness” during an exchange Wednesday with reporters on Air Force One. “Do not buy into the BS that you hear,” Carney said, according to tweets and reports from multiple reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday. Carney, a former reporter, read a passage from an article by...
  • Arizona election official says Obama will make ballot, birth-certificate questions 'closed'

    05/23/2012 4:45:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Justin Sink
    Ariz. election official says Obama will make ballot, birth-certificate questions 'closed'By Justin Sink - 05/23/12 03:06 PM ET The Arizona elections official who suggested last week he might remove President Obama from the state's ballot without confirmation that his birth certificate was legitimate said Wednesday he considers the issue closed. "Late yesterday, our office received the 'verification in-lieu of certified copy' from officials within the Hawaii Department of Health that we requested in March. They have officially confirmed that the information in the copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for the President matches the original record in their files,"...
  • GOP lawmaker presses Obama on reports of ‘secret’ missile deal (with Russia)

    05/23/2012 4:31:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jeremy Herb
    GOP lawmaker presses Obama on reports of ‘secret’ missile dealBy Jeremy Herb - 05/23/12 05:13 PM ET Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) is not backing down from his allegations that President Obama has a “secret deal” with Russia on missile defense. Turner sent another letter to President Obama on Wednesday that urged the White House to explain what missile defense deals it made with Russia, citing Russian reports that a deal was reached and then dropped without being made public. Turner and many other Republicans have seized on Obma’s “hot mic” comment to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March, when he...
  • Romney vows to lower jobless rate in first term to 6 percent

    05/23/2012 4:11:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Romney vows to lower jobless rate in first term to 6 percentBy Jonathan Easley - 05/23/12 02:01 PM ET Mitt Romney says his administration would lower the unemployment rate to 6 percent by the end of his first term. “I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we’d put in place, we’d get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, and perhaps a little lower,” Romney says in a Time magazine interview. The 6 percent prediction is a bold claim that Romney will surely be held to by Democrats if he’s...
  • Mexico leftist moves into second in presidential poll

    05/23/2012 3:13:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2012 | David Alire Garcia and Lisa Shumaker
    Mexico's leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pushed into second place behind opposition frontrunner Enrique Pena Nieto with just seven weeks to go before the vote, a poll showed on Tuesday. Lopez Obrador, who narrowly lost the 2006 race to President Felipe Calderon, had 20.5 percent support in the poll by Consulta Mitofsky, up 1.4 percent from last week, overtaking the No. 2 spot for the first time in the survey. But the silver-haired former mayor of Mexico City is still trailing Pena Nieto from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) by more than 17 points. Lopez Obrador is...
  • Who is Valerie Jarrett? (Shadow president! "Amateur" Barry is a sock puppet)

    05/23/2012 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2012 | Edward Klein
    In the White House pecking order, Jarrett has more clout than the president’s chief of staff. During the savage internecine warfare between Jarrett and Obama’s first two chiefs of staff — Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley — Obama sided most of the time with Jarrett, a classic limousine liberal who believes that Obama was elected president in order to engineer social change. Ultimately, Jarrett emasculated Emanuel and Daley and forced them from their jobs. She has also been responsible for much of the incompetence and amateurism that have been the hallmarks of Obama’s time in office. Indeed, Jarrett has been...
  • Sheriff Joe: 'I'm not going to call it quits'

    05/23/2012 11:10:40 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    wnd ^ | May 23, 2012 | Corsi
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the decision by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to place Barack Obama’s name on the state’s presidential ballot won’t put an end to the investigation -snip- “No, I’m not going to call it quits,” Arpaio told WND. “I’m not calling my Cold Case Posse investigators home from Hawaii, and I don’t plan to end my investigation prematurely.” ...Bennett said last night that he finally received information that proves Obama’s American birth and satisfies Arizona’s requirements for having the president on the ballot, reported azcentral.com -snip- “As with any investigation undertaken by my office, it is...
  • USS America, (PCU) LHA-6, nears completion at Pascagula, Mississippi

    05/23/2012 10:56:53 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 65 replies
    WORLD-WIDE AIRRCRAFT CARRIERS ^ | May 23, 2012 | Jeff Head
    The USS America, (PCU), LHA-6, the United States Navy's newest Amphibious/Air Assault and Sea Control Carrier nears completion in Mississippi. USS AMERICA, (PCU) LHA-6 She's 45,000 tons of US Navy fighting machine. Can carry up to two thousand Marines and the vehicles and wepaonry to support them, including transport helos, attack helos, and air support Harriers or later, F-35B Joint Strike Fighters. She can also be outfitted for pure sea control duties and operate as a modern "Jeep" Carrier, with 24 or so Strike Fighters, and support helicopters.
  • Zimmerman rode with cops, ripped department

    05/23/2012 10:42:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 23, 2012 | Frances Robles
    A year before George Zimmerman killed a Miami Gardens teenager, he stood before a City Hall community forum with a grievance: Sanford cops are lazy, he told the then-mayor elect. And he should know: Zimmerman, a community college criminal justice major, said he went on ride-alongs with the Sanford Police. “And what I saw was disgusting,” Zimmerman said, according to a recording of the January 2011 meeting obtained by The Miami Herald. “The officer showed me his favorite hiding spots for taking naps, explained to me that he doesn’t carry a long gun in his vehicle because, in his words,...
  • Barack Obama accused of risking national security over Osama bin Laden film

    05/23/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/23/2012 | Jon Swaine
    President Barack Obama has been accused of risking America's national security for political gain by giving Hollywood filmmakers access to secret material on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.   Critics of Mr Obama from the Left also said it was astonishing that an administration that had prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous governments combined had been caught happily leaking to Hollywood allies      Documents released under freedom of information laws show that Mr Obama's defence department and CIA enthusiastically assisted Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director, for her forthcoming film on the raid. Mr Obama's administration even made...
  • US Muslim soldier goes on trial for base attack plot

    05/23/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | May 23, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    A US soldier accused of plotting an attack on a military base after fleeing his post as a Muslim conscientious objector went on trial Tuesday wearing a surgical mask and manacled to the floor. Courtroom security agents behind him wore protective goggles, an apparent reaction to an incident in which the soldier, Naser Jason Abdo, who claims to be HIV positive, bit his lip and spat blood at law enforcement officers. Prosecutors called the first of 43 witnesses to the stand in a bid to show that Abdo, who fled his post in Kentucky, was gathering bomb-making materials and weapons...
  • The Newest Low in GOP Mockery: Comparing Them to Anal Sex Toys

    05/23/2012 8:41:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Wilson
    Liberals keep finding new ways to demonstrate their civility and class. NYU graduate student Matthew Epler fashioned polling data for the Republican candidates during the 2012 primary into sex toys called butt plugs – for a telecommunications class. He decided to market his creations, which met with the winking approval of left-wing outlets. The plugs represent the polling data of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney, rotated around a 3D axis.
  • Big Three Evening Newscasts At or Near All-Time 25-54 Demographic Lows

    05/23/2012 7:17:36 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    At Media Bistro earlier today, the news about the combined average total audience for the Big Three TV networks' evening news was grim enough, coming in at a combined 20.15 million (NBC, 7.52 million; ABC, 7.14 million; CBS, 5.49 million). But the news about the audience in the key 25-54 demographic was, from what I can tell, either an all-time low or darned close to it. I couldn't find an example of one that was lower in searches through previous overall audience low points covered in prior posts at NewsBusters and or my home blog. Last week and other...