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  • More global warming bad news, well, that is depending on how you view the issue of global warming

    06/01/2012 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    If it’s not the global warming schemers deserting the cause, and global warming profiteers going belly up, and real life contradicting the premise, it’s another bulletin of bad news. Where will it all end for the global warming worshippers? Here’s the latest, which just happens to devastate another assumption of the warming theorists (emphasis ours): . . .
  • Obama's Green Jobs Don't Materialize (Paul Chesser interview on FBN)

    06/01/2012 11:43:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 1, 2012 | NLPC Staff
    VIDEO Interview 4:47 minutes NLPC Associate Fellow Paul Chesser was interviewed on Fox Business Network's Willis Report on Thursday. Here's a transcript: Gerri Willis : Joining me now, Paul Chesser, Associate Fellow at the National Legal and Policy Center. Hey Paul, welcome back to the show, always great to have you here. Paul Chesser : Great to be here. Gerri Willis : Let me tell you, this is crazy, is it not? I want to just show folks with some of these companies that got loans from the Department of Energy - the jobs that were promised but never delivered....
  • The Daily Matt: Obama's Fraudulent Chart

    06/01/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    The Daily Matt ^ | May 30, 2012 | Matt Braynard
    The Obama campaign has been running the below ad all over the internet. When I saw it, something about it caught my eye. Upon closer inspection, I discovered what it was. The Y-axis distance from 0 to -200,000 jobs is 15 pixels, but the distance from 0 to +200,000 is 20 pixels. What the Obama campaign has done – in a very subtle way – is to visually and fraudulently inflate their job creation record by a third. And they thought we were too stupid to notice. “Chocolate rations have been increased from thirty grams to twenty grams.” --- The...
  • Exclusive: Eloped? Elizabeth Warren's Parents Married in Religious Ceremony

    06/01/2012 10:25:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/1/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Last night, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren claimed that her parents were forced to elope because her father’s family objected to her mother’s Native American heritage: "In the 1930s, when my parents got married, these were hard issues,’’ Warren said. “My father’s family so objected to my mother’s Native American heritage that my mother told me they had to elope. [emphasis added] Breitbart News has obtained a copy of what it believes to be Warrens' parents’ marriage certificate from Hughes County, Oklahoma, dated January 4, 1932. The marriage took place in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the county seat,...
  • Taxpayer-funded gun control gets huge foundation boost

    06/01/2012 5:41:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Ron Arnold
    Gun rights advocates recently discovered that the gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has burrowed its "gun violence prevention coordinators" (read "anti-gun lobbyists") into city payrolls from Augusta, Maine to Seattle, Washington, at taxpayer expense. MAIG is the brainchild of New York City's zealous anti-gun billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who formed the group at a 2006 gun control summit held in Gracie Mansion and co-hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. MAIG touts an agenda of "commonsense reforms" that gun rights advocates see as being somewhere on the far side of repealing the Second Amendment. With a membership that started...
  • Obamacare Has 'Bent the Insurance Cost-Curve North, Not South,' Insurance Executive

    06/01/2012 10:11:08 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 6/1/12 | Susan Jones
    That's because the law requires health plans to cover individuals, such as adult children, that they did not cover in the past; it bars health plans from putting lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits; and it requires plans to provide preventive care services -- including contraceptives in a few months' time -- at no out-of-pocket cost to the enrollee, Edward Fensholt told the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
  • Hillborough officials push back against voter rolls purge

    06/01/2012 4:10:08 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 23 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 5/31/2012 | William March
    County elections supervisors raised red flags, and then federal authorities weighed in Thursday to demand the state of Florida halt its ongoing push to remove thousands of voters from the rolls. The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter contending Florida's efforts to identify people who are not U.S. citizens violates federal voting laws.
  • Forged By Hand

    05/31/2012 12:58:10 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 31, 2012 | Chatter4
    He never claim to have found it, but, in 2011, when asked about Obama's Birth Certificate, Gov. Neil Abercombie stated, "It was actually written I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down ". Also Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, stated that she had seen it twice, and that it was, "half typed and half hand written". It appears they were telling the truth. The Pdf file released by Obama is a low resolution file, but, looking at the version released by AP,...
  • John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict

    05/31/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT · by sean327 · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012 | MAT MENDEZ
    After a lengthy deliberation, a North Carolina jury has reached a verdict in the John Edwards mistress-and-money trial. The verdict is expected to be read shortly. The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules. Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.
  • Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB): Milberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Facebook, Inc.

    05/30/2012 1:21:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://meshpress.com ^ | 05-30-12 | Staff
    NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 (MeshPress) — Milberg LLP announces that class action lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) FB -2.29% common stock pursuant to the Company’s May 18, 2012 initial public offering (the “IPO”). Actions were also filed in the Northern District of California. The complaints charge Facebook, certain of its officers and directors, and underwriters of the IPO with violations of the Securities Act of 1933. The actions allege that the Registration Statement and Prospectus issued with the IPO were...
  • Voter ID amendment question challenged by ACLU

    05/31/2012 5:37:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-31-12 | billy salisbury
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to keep off the Nov. 6 ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID. The ACLU petition, filed Wednesday, May 30, argues that the ballot question is misleading and fails to inform voters of changes in election law that could undermine their right to vote. "The question is misleading and false," said Charles Samuelson, ACLU Minnesota's executive director. The question asks voters whether the state constitution should be amended to "require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote."
  • Federal indictment also names company that housed illegal immigrants [incl molestor]

    05/31/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette (PA) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Mark Maroney
    A Texas company and a field operations supervisor stand accused of conspiring to harbor and transport Mexican workers living in Williamsport but not permitted to live or work in the U.S., employing them as part of a team doing seismic and surface mapping surveys for the oil and gas industry. GPX, a seismic surveying company based in Sealy, Texas, and its field operations supervisor, Douglas C. Wiggill, 42, of Fort Worth, Texas, are named in a grand jury indictment charging the company and Wiggill with harboring and transporting illegal aliens and conspiracy to commit those offenses, according to U.S. Attorney...
  • Bennett’s loss of resolve versus Zullo’s new ‘shocking revelations’ (Obama's hidden past)

    05/30/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 82 replies
    Sonoran News ^ | MAY 30, 2012 | Linda Bentley
    ‘The information is going to be breathtaking when it’s released’ PHOENIX – After Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo (r) announced there was probable cause to believe the long form Certificate of Live Birth for President Barack Obama posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 was a forgery, constituents pressed Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to request proof of legitimacy before placing Obama on the 2012 ballot. Bennett, who made it quite clear during myriad recent interviews that he’s not a “Birther” and does not subscribe to the...
  • $500k To Dream About Star Adventure [from US Govt to...]

    05/30/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 29, 2012 | Corruption Chronicles
    In the midst of the nation’s dire financial crisis, the U.S. government has given a former astronaut half a million dollars to launch a seemingly delusional idea to send “explorers” to another star system. By the government’s own account it’s a “dream” that may never come true considering these facts published in the mainstream newspaper that reported the grant; trips to the moon take three days each way and Mars, the next planet over, takes a robotic flier nine months to reach. Based on those speeds the journey to the nearest neighboring star would take tens of thousands of years....
  • Ex-Dem guv: Suppose Obama 'not born in U.S.'

    05/30/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 50 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2012 | Staff
    Democrat personality David Paterson, former governor of New York and now a talk-radio host on WOR in New York City, has suggested Barack Obama could be ineligible for the Oval Office and “got away” with it. And Paterson linked Obama’s actions to treason. On his show yesterday, he was asserting, along with NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney should have distanced himself more from developer Donald Trump and his doubts about Obama’s eligibility. “Even if he wasn’t born in the United States at this point,” Paterson said. “It’s kind of like he got...
  • Unlicensed [illegal alien] Sparks doctor [performing boob and nose jobs] pleads guilty

    05/30/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    NECN.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | News
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Sparks man accused of performing cosmetic surgeries in homes without a medical license has pleaded guilty to a felony count of practicing medicine without a license. . . He's accused of targeting illegal immigrants who were looking for nose jobs, stomach staplings and other cosmetic surgery. Authorities say three victims were not seriously injured by the medical work. Deputy District Attorney Nathan Edwards says Orozco-Abundis is an illegal immigrant whose July 17 sentencing will likely be followed by a deportation order for his removal from the country.
  • Birth-certificate 'surprise' in October? (Another Forgery Planned)

    05/30/2012 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 77 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    An intelligence source in Hawaii who warned early last year that a forged Obama birth record would be released now says that amid continued doubts about the authenticity of the document posted on the White House website, a forged “original” birth certificate intended to pass forensic inspection by using 1961 materials is being prepared and could be released as an “October surprise.” The source, who has contact with Hawaii government officials, was questioned by Mike Zullo, the head of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse team. Zullo recently returned from a trip to Hawaii to follow up on...
  • Birth Certificate Whac-A-Mole

    05/30/2012 4:29:57 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 19 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com/ ^ | May 30, 2012 | Nick Chase
    Would you like to play a neat parlor game with your friends? Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate forgery contains so many forger's errors which are visible to the naked eye or which can be seen on your computer under slight magnification that you can play a fun game finding them, either alone or in a contest with your friends. It's similar to the arcade game Whac-A-Mole, where you pound a mechanical mole back into its hole before it disappears on its own and randomly reappears in another one of the five holes in the game. You can score by time...
  • WWII Veteran Accused Of Ineligible Voting [Media Spews Victimhood, Asks No Questions]

    05/30/2012 3:21:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/29/12 | Karen Franklin
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran, who faces losing the right to vote after state officials flagged thousands of people who may be ineligible, is now getting backup from two South Florida congressmen. Bill Internicola, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton) and Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) announced Tuesday they will send a letter to Gov. Rick Scott protesting the voting purge...
  • GOP senators slam federal judges’ plan for retreat at Maui resort

    05/29/2012 4:35:30 PM PDT · by rottndog · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 21, 2012 | Jim McElhatton
    Two senior Republican senators want to know why a group of federal judges and court employees plan to hold a convention this summer at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, an oceanfront hotel where the website invites prospective guests to “frolic,” “pamper” and “play.” Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Jeff Sessions of Alabama said the conference for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco could ultimately cost taxpayers more than $1 million.
  • Feet hurt? In Illinois, 'repetitive walking' is a basis for workers' comp

    05/29/2012 1:36:13 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | May 26, 2012 | GEORGE PAWLACZYK AND BETH HUNDSDORFER
    Feet hurt? In Illinois, 'repetitive walking' is a basis for workers' comp By GEORGE PAWLACZYK AND BETH HUNDSDORFER NEWS DEMOCRAT — -- Posted: 10:39pm on May 26, 2012; If you are a state employee and your feet hurt, you could be in line to receive medical care, including surgery, paid time off plus a tax-free disability settlement that might exceed your annual salary -- all paid for by taxpayers. You also would keep your job. Repetitive walking is now recognized in Illinois as a compensable on the job injury entitled to full workers' compensation benefits. State employees whose jobs require...
  • Obama ducks calls to release his collegiate transcripts

    05/29/2012 7:24:28 AM PDT · by matt1 · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    When President Obama gave the commencement address last week at the Air Force Academy, he congratulated the cadets for excelling at one of the most demanding schools in the country. But decades after Mr. Obama completed his own college course work, his academic performance is still a mystery. Before and after his election as president, Mr. Obama has refused to release his college transcripts from his days as an undergraduate and a law school student.
  • MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees, Saves Gun-Hater's Money

    05/28/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Allnineyards ^ | May 20th | Sean Caranna
    Here's a great way to reduce overhead and be effective at running a national organization dedicated to infringing on the gun rights of everyday people all at the same time... Have cities hire your people for you so that tax payers cover 1/4 of your people’s salary and benefits, pay for most of their operational costs, and finance all of their other resources! It also embeds your people as leaders in city government so that you don’t have to lobby there! Sounds like another conspiracy theory from the tinfoil hat brigade... Right? Back in March, while researching the repeal of...
  • Man Loses $22,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case

    MONTEREY, Tenn. -- "If somebody told me this happened to them, I absolutely would not believe this could happen in America." "You live in the United States, you think you have rights -- and apparently you don't," said George Reby.
  • (Lying, Hypocritical) Democratic leaders back Obama’s Bain strategy vs. Romney, acknowledge risks

    05/27/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/27/2012 | By Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker
    After nearly two weeks of heated debate over whether President Obama should attack Republican Mitt Romney’s tenure at a private-equity firm, Democratic leaders across the country say they are largely united behind the strategy, even as some concede an uncertain outcome and new polls show Obama has lost ground nationally. The Democratic leaders, in numerous interviews over the last week, said they are hearing little or no resistance among the party faithful in their states to a strategy that Republicans have characterized as anti-capitalist. And Obama has no plans to back off; his campaign will roll out more stories in...
  • Trey Ware's Podcast Sheriff Joe Arpaio...

    05/26/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 8 replies
    Trey Ware ^ | 05/26/2012 | Trey Ware
    Trey Ware's Podcast (Subscribe) Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says Trump Supports His Investigation of Obama Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that Doanld Trump has sent him a note congratulating him on his investigation of President Obama's birth certificate. He also tells Steve Malzberg on the KTSA Morning News that he may considering turning to Trump for financial support the investigation. audio interview
  • Sheriff Joe's posse: 'Hawaii duped Arizona'

    05/25/2012 6:39:34 PM PDT · by Nasher · 145 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/25/2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    “Hawaii duped Arizona” in its response to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s request to verify Barack Obama’s eligibility for the 2012 election, charges the lead investigator of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse. “We have developed incontrovertible proof that the verification provided by the Hawaii Department of Health to Arizona’s secretary of state on May 22 really doesn’t verify anything of significance,” said Mike Zullo, who is in Hawaii to follow up on his team’s initial findings concerning Obama’s birth record.
  • A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

    05/25/2012 1:02:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/25/2012 | Gavon Laessig
    Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot. A self-selected group of boys at Punahou School who loved basketball and good times called themselves the Choom Gang. Choom is a verb, meaning "to smoke marijuana."
  • Three Key ‘Fast and Furious’ Questions Still Unanswered

    05/25/2012 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 25, 2012 | Bob Owens
    Deputy Attorney General James Cole releases a statement without a hint of factual backing. The congressional investigations into the gunwalking plot known as Operation Fast and Furious largely faded from the public eye over the past month, yet there is a growing conviction among legislators of both parties that a grueling political battle is ahead.Those determined to uncover the truth behind Fast and Furious are being opposed by Democratic congressmen and Obama administration officials such as Deputy Attorney General James Cole. Cole has objected to the House Oversight Committee’s investigation and the actions of Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa. His recent...
  • EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production

    05/24/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/12 | Josh Peterson
    The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S. Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • Climategate Continues

    05/24/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler
    Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days ago.And central to the newest story is one of the Climategate scientists: Keith Briffa, an expert in reconstructing historical temperature records from tree rings. More particularly, the recent scandal involves a tree-ring record Briffa prepared for a...
  • Obama national co-chair works in private equity, like Romney

    05/24/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 May 2012 | Neil Munro
    <p>One of President Barack Obama’s top campaign spokesmen is a private equity manager whose firm has shut down several factories and laid off hundreds of people amid a stalled economy.</p> <p>Federico Pena’s role at Vestar Capital Partners has emerged as Obama’s aides and deputies continue their effort to portray former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney‘s investment career as ruthless, job-destroying, profit-maximizing “vulture capitalism.” Pena has been a partner at Vestar since 2000.</p>
  • Republicans Backing Off Holder Contempt Charges, Exemplifies Systemic RINO Problem

    05/24/2012 5:24:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-24-12 | M. Catherine Evans
    Republicans in Congress better wake up and start freezing some of their own targets against the left if they hope to see a GOP victory in November. The level of corruption, from murdered federal agents to looting taxpayer monies got green companies like Solyndra to the war on religion should be enough to have our elected representatives up in arms. Yet, there are still legislators who remain squeamish in the face of our constitutional republic's impending demise. Sarah Palin got it right on Monday while on Fox News' "Hannity." "This phony, hypocritical, one-sided call for a cease-fire by the left...
  • Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones

    05/24/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft. Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate. The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location and use infrared sensors and...
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • Sen. Reid Blocks Ban on $4 Billion Illegal Immigrant Tax Credit Loophole

    05/23/2012 6:35:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/23/2012 | Wynton Hall
    A bill that would close an IRS tax credit loophole that allows the IRS to funnel over $4 billion to illegal immigrants is being held up by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, has been vocal in his disdain for the blatant misuse of taxpayer monies: I’m disappointed that the Majority Leader objected to our effort today to prevent billions in tax credits from being wrongly sent to illegal immigrants claiming they have dependents, many of whom do not live in...
  • Government-Backed Green Energy Company Sweetens Package For Top Executives Despite Mounting Problems

    05/23/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/23/2012 | Tom Gantert
    One of the showcase companies of the green energy movement propped up by the federal stimulus questioned in recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission whether it can survive with its mounting debt and problems with defective batteries. Yet, even with its struggles, its top executives were awarded sweetened severance packages that would give them an extra six-figures in payout if they lose their jobs. A123 Systems, which opened a Livonia lithium-ion battery plant that is to supply electric cars, has an accumulated deficit of $774 million, according to SEC filings, and stated in its quarterly report that its...
  • Click it or Ticket - Primary Stop Seat Belt Law - 21st May through Memorial Day

    05/23/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT · by dila813 · 162 replies
    Facebook Group ^ | Today | Me
    The news is that the Click it or Ticket stepped up enforcement is started on Monday. Even if you are wearing your seatbelt, that isn't any protection against a ticket. Police can now stop you for no other reason than they say you weren't wearing it. This is the ultimate revenue generator. On Twitter, the propaganda is in full swing @NHTSAgov #ClickItorTicket
  • THE CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY: Boehner said to be blocking Issa committee vote on contempt

    05/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Lapdog AP reporter Jordy Yager writes: Rep. Issa might not have the votes to push forward Holder contempt charge> Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) might not have the votes in his own committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. A number of Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are wary of moving forward with Issa’s proposed measure, putting the powerful chairman in an awkward position as he attempts to build support for the move. . . Two of the committee’s 23 Republicans have declined to support the measure at this point, while five other...
  • Illegal Immigrant Guilty Plea [MS irrigation company whacked w/$500K fine, possible prison]

    05/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    WLBT (Jackson, MS) ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The owners of a Ridgeland irrigation company pled guilty to harboring illegal aliens this morning. The U.S. attorney's office says Paul and Barbara Love, owners of Love Irrigation, were charged with improper use of social security numbers and hiding the fact they hired illegal workers from immigration agents. As part of a plea agreement the couple has said they will pay a fine of $515,000.00. They could also face up to ten years in prison. Sentencing has been set for August 2nd. Tuesday, Barbara Love, the majority owner of the company, is expected to plea guilty,...
  • Liberal WaPo Columnist: 'OWS Is Going Nowhere Fast'

    05/23/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the Coffee Party or No Labels? You don't? Both those movements quickly disappeared from the scene shortly after being heavily hyped in the mainstream media so you can be forgiven their absence from your memories. And now the latest liberal fad, Occupy Wall Street, seems to be fading fast as well. This is the claim made by liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in this obituary: The massive protests over the weekend in Chicago during the NATO summit have folks wondering if that marked a resurgence of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But I have to tell you, if...
  • 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...
  • White House to Spend $20 million to Pitch ObamaCare

    05/23/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare "so we could find out what's in it," Americans have overwhelmingly said they didn't like the new law.  Now, the Obama Administration is spending $20 million of taxpayer money on a new public relations campaign to try to sell us, yet again, on this unprecedented intrusion into our lives by legislation that 72% of Americans believe violates the Constitution.The new public relations campaign "will inform the American people about the many preventative benefits" of ObamaCare according to the White House spin machine.   Porter-Novelli, one of the planet's glitziest consumer marketing firms, has been awarded the...
  • Chicago man gets 3 years in insurance fraud case [illegals aliens collecting unemployment $]

    05/23/2012 8:42:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    WSOCTV.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago man to three years in prison for a nearly half-million dollar fraud scheme involving the Illinois Department of Employment Insurance. Federal officials say 34-year-old Robert Cisneros was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to mail fraud in January. Prosecutors say because of Cisneros the department paid the insurance money to about 57 ineligible claimants who weren't legally allowed to work in the U.S. Cisneros also was ordered to pay restitution to the department. Department Director Jay Rowell says "every resident of Illinois" is harmed by insurance fraud. He says his department worked...
  • There Is Research And Then There Is Junk Research (guns)

    05/23/2012 4:26:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 22 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    The Violence Policy Center released a report today that analyzed and compared firearm and motor vehicle related deaths for the year 2009 on a state-by-state basis. They found that in ten states firearm related deaths outnumbered deaths caused by motor vehicles. These states are Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand states, “Americans are reaping the benefits of smart safety regulation of motor vehicles. The idea that gun deaths exceed motor vehicle deaths in 10 states is stunning when one considers that 90 percent of American households own a car while...
  • The Illusion of Obama's Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Leadership (must read alert)

    05/23/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2012 | Mara Zebest
    Apparently, my previous article on the famous "Situation Room" photo tapped a nationwide nerve. The response ranged from some eye-opening tips on other photos to a few perplexed criticisms as to the motivation for Photoshopping a Situation Room photo. The answer to that latter question can be summed up in one simple thought: To hide the truth. Obama was out golfing while the OBL mission was unfolding, and the administration needed the Situation Room photo op for public perception -- to give the illusion that he's presidential. Obama's entire "Composite Presidency" and administration are orchestrated in this fashion. Not...
  • Police: Bellagio employees foil robbery on casino floor

    05/22/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 5/21/2012 | Jackie Valley
    By Las Vegas standards, the night was young when two men entered the Bellagio at 10:45 Saturday and made a beeline for the table games. The two weren’t there for traditional gambling, though. Armed with pepper spray and disguised by wigs and sunglasses, the men made a bold bid to grab and make off with more than $100,000 worth of casino chips, according to a Metro Police arrest report released Monday. Bellagio employees foiled the robbery and captured 24-year-old Michael Quinn Belton, of Nuevo, Calif., police said. His alleged accomplice ran from the casino and remained at large Monday. The...
  • Arizona Blows $125M in Taxpayer Money on Ghost Students

    05/22/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 22, 2012 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    Taxpayers in Arizona spend $125 million each school year funding more than 13,000 students who don’t exist at public schools. That’s because the state school system uses an antique budget approach that causes taxpayers to overpay, says a new report, “Ghost Busters: How to Save $125 Million a Year in Arizona’s Education Budget,” by Goldwater Institute education director Jonathan Butcher. The system pays for some students twice, Butcher says. Here’s how it happens. Arizona schools are funded based on the number of students who attend each school in the prior school year, Butcher’s report says. However, when a student transfers...
  • Hawaii Five-0: Sheriff Joe Sends Detectives to Honolulu

    05/21/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 106 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2012
    In a major development in his probe of Barack Obama’s eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 presidential ballot, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched his lead Cold Case Posse investigator and a deputy detective to Hawaii. The mission to Obama’s purported birthplace comes as the Hawaii Department of Health continues to resist efforts by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to verify that the Honolulu agency has a valid birth certificate on file for Obama.