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  • COMMENTARY: WI’s ticking elections time bomb?

    05/05/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-4-12 | Kevin Binversie
    In a powerful piece of investigative journalism, my Wisconsin Reporter colleague Kirsten Adsheadpointed out the very real possibility that there’s a land mine in Wisconsin’s election future. Adshead’s profile of computer software tester John Washburn revealed that the Government Accountability Board, Wisconsin’s election oversight agency, does not require municipalities to recertify their election machines when they update aging technology. That makes the state’s election system vulnerable to breakdown. With the state politically polarized, any election abnormality quickly could metastasize, producing legal challenges and counter-challenges like those that trashed the presidential election of 2000. Nothing better exemplifies the potential for meltdown...
  • Obama Autobiography Revealed to Be Mostly Fictitious

    05/05/2012 1:27:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 May 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama's putative autobiography—Dreams from My Father—is apparently mostly “made up stuff.” Nonexistent characters and imaginary events comprise the bulk of the content. The only verified content seems to be that the President was alive during the years depicted and that he must, therefore, have had a father—even though precisely who that might have been hasn't been confirmed. Press Secretary Jay Carney rebuffed criticism that the President's book is a work of fiction. “Look, the title says it all,” Carney defensively asserted. “It's pretty tame compared to my dreams. It has no space aliens, no naked clowns, and no spankings....
  • Latasha Jackson pleads guilty in child care fraud case

    05/04/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2012 | John Diedrich
    The woman who built a mansion in Menomonee Falls and bought a Jaguar while collecting roughly $3 million in taxpayer subsidies from her Milwaukee child care centers pleaded guilty in federal court Friday. Latasha Jackson, who now is listed as Latasha Wilder, had admitted to committing fraud, theft and conspiracy. She faces up to 35 years in prison, but is likely to get far less time under federal guidelines. Sentencing is Aug. 31. Jackson, 34, admitted she defrauded state and federal programs designed to help poor mothers go to work. Regulators ignored red flags for 10 years that she could...
  • Occupy the Southern Poverty Law Center

    05/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In light of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, I called the Southern Poverty Law Center to find out of they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement. The first person I spoke to was so shocked by the question that she paused for a good 15 seconds before promising to put me in touch with a representative. This she eventually did, however, and after a game of cat-and-mouse — the person she’d found for me was busy “hosting...
  • This is What Our President Wants

    05/04/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley just asked me an interesting question, and I want to pose the question to you in my own words. After 39 weeks of unemployment over 8%, after an unemployment rate that's been higher for longer than any since the Great Depression -- with only 115,000 jobs added -- even if you are Barack Obama, don't you care a little about your legacy? Don't you want some improvement somewhere in real life, not just a rate drop from 8.2% to 8.1%? Don't you want something that's gonna add to your legacy, make you look good to the...
  • Voter registration down among Hispanics, blacks

    05/04/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/04/12 | Krissah Thompson (Jim's cousin?)
    The number of black and Hispanic registered voters has fallen sharply since 2008, posing a serious challenge to the Obama campaign in an election that could turn on the participation of minority voters. Voter rolls typically shrink in non-presidential election years, but this is the first time in nearly four decades that the number of registered Hispanics has dropped significantly. That figure fell 5 percent across the country, to about 11 million, according to the Census Bureau. But in some politically important swing states, the decline among Hispanics, who are considered critical in the 2012 presidential contest, is much higher:...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Voting machine concerns bubble up as WI recall elections near

    05/04/2012 9:22:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-4-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — You might be forgiven for thinking John Washburn is paranoid. Plenty of people do, Washburn admits with some humor. The Germantown man, who tests computer software for a living, estimates that, when he gets to discussing the perils of electronic voting machines, about 70 percent of people think just that. Twenty percent think there might be something to his worries, Washburn said. And about 10 percent — those who do some digging — start to believe. “Quite frankly, I’m not really concerned by (being called paranoid), because it’s highly correlated with how much people have checked my claims,”...
  • Healthcare Slush Fund Wastes Taxpayer Dollars

    05/03/2012 12:43:26 PM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-03 | [Staff]
    After using an Obamacare slush fund to pay for the student lending bill last week, House Republicans have sparked a firestorm of public speculation on what the $15 billion pot of taxpayer money has actually been used for. Reports now reveal hundreds of millions are being spent from Obamacare’s Public Health and Prevention Fund on a variety of government-run programs under the guise of public health. Among the more ridiculous examples of government waste, slush fund grants from the fund distributed through the CDC’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work program went to $7.5 million on pet spaying in Nashville because...
  • Big Labor Hires Imams, Priests, and Rabbis for its War on Worker Freedom

    05/03/2012 11:33:48 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 4 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | Don Loos
    A Los Angeles Times article exposed part of Big Labor’s undisclosed labor persuader scheme that uses the pulpit to promote compulsory unionism. The Times’ Stephanie Simon reported that the AFL-CIO “… hired more than three dozen aspiring ministers, imams, priests, and rabbis to spread the gospel …”of Compulsory Unionism. Her article provides a solid example of years of labor union bosses’ hiring religious leaders to act as labor persuaders; here the persuaders are attempting to use their religions to cloak the Big Labor message. AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, paid seminary students to organize “… security guards...
  • WI Unions Reap Stimulus Money, Use it to Recall Walker

    05/03/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 6 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | AWR Hawkins
    When Obama pushed through his stimulus package shortly after taking office, the money going to bail out GM andW Chrysler was not so much intended to shore up those corporations as it was intended to shore up the unions at those corporations. In other words, although one of the ubiquitous reasons given was saving these two iconic American companies, the real goal was to pass tax-payer dollars to Democrat-dominated union members (to keep them voting for Democrat candidates for the foreseeable future). In a real sense, this is nothing more than a sophisticated money laundering scheme. And it’s one that...
  • NBC: Tax loophole costs billions

    05/03/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/26/2012 | Bob Segall
    Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it! Note: This is part one in a two-part series. Read part two here. INDIANAPOLIS - Inside his central Indiana office, a longtime tax consultant sits at his desk, shaking his head in disbelief. "There is not a doubt in my mind there's huge fraud taking place here," he said, slowly...
  • Bill Ayers to University Students: America‘s ’Game Is Over‘ and ’Another World’ Is Coming

    05/02/2012 7:22:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 123 replies
    Bill Ayers spoke at the University of Oregon last week on the subject of teaching and organizing for “social justice.”  His speech was not free of the radical sentiments he is well-known for espousing (especially in the company of America’s youth). Case in point: he spoke of the end of America, a new world, and what our role ought to be in all of it. Almost as interesting as Ayers’ speech itself, perhaps, was how the leftist radical was introduced by the university students.  One girl, who described herself as a doctoral student at the university, spoke of the privilege...
  • Authorities find $1 million in cash stashed in storage unit rented by Navy Vets' Thompson

    05/03/2012 4:23:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | Kris Hundley
    Federal agents seeking clues about Bobby Thompson's true identity got a warrant to search a storage locker in Oregon on Wednesday and found two suitcases packed with about $1 million in cash. U.S. marshals who tracked down the fugitive believe it is money Thompson collected as part of a sham charity operation he ran for years in Tampa. His charity, U.S. Navy Veterans Association, reported collecting millions of dollars from across the nation in the name of needy veterans. Also stashed in the Portland storage unit were boxes full of birth certificates, credit reports and other personal information needed to...
  • The IPCC 1990 FAR predictions were wrong

    05/02/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joanne
    Have the 1990 IPCC predictions been proved completely, unarguably and utterly wrong? Yes. They predicted that if our emissions stayed the same, temperatures would rise by 0.3 C per decade, and would be at the very least 0.2, and the most 0.5. Even by the most generous rehash of the data, the highest rate they can find is 0.18 C per decade which is likely an overestimate, and in any case, is below the very least estimate, despite the world’s emissions of CO2 continuing ever higher.Climate Scientist Matthew England called that “very accurate”. Since when did 0.18 = 0.3? (Shall...
  • Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite

    05/02/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012
    One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago. "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir...
  • Does Elena Kagen have a $20 million commitment to destroying the American Republic?

    05/01/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 158 replies
    Yahoo Answers ^ | 4/24/2012 | Alan M Gottlieb
    What would you say if you learned that a member of the highest court in the land has spent the last 30 years openly advocating for the destruction of the US Constitution and even went so far as to accept $20 million from Shariah Law proponents to accomplish her goal? That Supreme Court Justice is Elena Kagan. The year after Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office with the goal of restoring America to greatness; Elena Kagan penned a telling and disturbing senior thesis titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In that body of work, Kagan...
  • Blogger offers $10,000 bounty for Obama college transcripts

    05/02/2012 1:42:58 AM PDT · by matt1 · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2012 | Jason Howerton
    The Daily Caller has identified the owner of a website that promised on Tuesday to pay $10,000 to anyone who can provide an authentic copy of President Barack Obama’s course transcripts from his days at Occidental College, Harvard University or Columbia University. ... Bayne told TheDC that a group of eight people – including some he called “recognizable” figures – are coordinating the effort to make Obama’s college transcripts public, Bayne told The Daily Caller. He declined to name any of them. “We are doing this because we are tired of the media not doing their job,” he said. ”We...
  • Narcissist: Obama Tweets No Red or Blue States ... Barack States!

    05/01/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In other words, there are no red or blue states … just the Obama States. You have to love the narcissism of a president who posts a picture of himself at the center of America, presenting himself as greater than the country, all of which is united under his hopey-changey administration. This is 1984-type stuff. This is the most polarizing president in American history, and he's busy telling us that we're all united under his auspices. War is peace. Poverty is wealth. Polarization is unity. United States is Barack States.
  • Anti-bullying icon bullies students with obscenity-laced anti-Christian rant

    04/29/2012 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Part of the hypocrisy of the "anti-bullying" movement is that the concept of bullying is never defined in a meaningful way. Evidently, bullying is one of those things that is defined by the "victim." Hence, we have the spectacle of the man who created the video "It Gets Better" can speak against the bullying of gay kids, but then turn around and bully kids with Christian beliefs - and get away with it. Fox News: As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly...
  • Occupy's Communist Problem

    05/01/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 1, 2012 | Josh Barro
    Last night’s vandalism in the Mission District of San Francisco has drawn some criticism from Occupy activists—for its violent tactics and also for its direction against local businesses. But while many Occupiers would like to limit their focus to big banks and other entities they perceive as getting unwarranted special treatment in the economy, others are just opposed to capitalism altogether. For these protesters, small businesses are fair game. Though last night’s vandalism was in San Francisco, the event that sparked it was organized by Occupy Oakland. And OO describes today’s general strike as an “anti-capitalist” action that also sees...