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  • Playing a Doctor at a Townhall

    08/13/2009 5:06:24 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 15 replies · 1,266+ views
    Houston Chronicle Blogs ^ | August 13, 2009 | Rightwingsparkle
    I just wanted to make sure that you guys were aware of a little bit of a controversy here in our own little corner of the world in Houston that has been making it's way around the net. You may have seen on the news last night the rudeness of Shelia Jackson Lee taking a phone call as a citizen was asking a question at her townhall on healthcare, but that's not the controversy.... So, here we have someone asking a question, giving favor in support of the health care bill, posing as a doctor to give more credibility to...
  • Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Courts Bernie Sanders Supporters

    06/09/2016 7:57:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 6/9/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Now that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is effectively eliminated from the Democratic primary, the battle for his supporters is in full swing. Donald Trump laid out a welcoming message to the Sanders camp in a speech Tuesday, and Hillary Clinton urged party unity. Now, third-party candidates are starting to get in on the action. Green Party nominee Jill Stein is presenting herself as a "plan b" for Sanders supporters, saying that she's similar to their candidate and would bring change to the United States.
  • Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy's Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back

    09/23/2015 2:00:03 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/23/15 | Elizabeth Chuck
    The family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week. His case sparked an outcry on social media and attracted the attention of President Obama and a number of tech companies who invited Ahmed to visit. His family said in a statement Wednesday that it had pulled Ahmed and his two siblings out of the Irving school district "because of religious...
  • Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86

    06/04/2015 7:27:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 04, 2015 | Liam Ford
    Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86 Candy Ely, 35, lured an 86-year-old Chicago man into a romantic relationship and stole more than $1.2 million in cash and items from him, including a car, police said. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune contact the reporter Crime Theft A 35-year-old woman is accused of luring an 86-year-old man into a romantic relationship and then stealing more than $1.2 million in cash after claiming she had cancer and needed a "spinal transplant," police said. Candy Ely “baited” the man “into a false relationship...
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • The Five Most Influential Anti-Catholic Books

    12/29/2014 10:35:21 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    Catholic Answers Magazine ^ | unknown | Robert P. Lockwood
    I’m often asked where Catholic urban legends come from. The simple answer is that many are as old as sixteenth-century Reformation propaganda, which formed the roots of nineteenth-century American nativism, which evolved into the leftist European anti-clericalism of the post-World War II period.
  • Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

    09/15/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Chicago Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:30pm Better Government Association @bettergov | Email A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary, a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation has found. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in...
  • Enough! They MUST Be Stopped!

    06/20/2014 10:19:42 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/20/14 | Lloyd Marcus
    It has become a daily frightening occurrence, hearing politicians, commentators, pundits, and stunned Americans say, “That's outrageous!” **snip**For example: the GOP was moving too slow in caving to Obama's amnesty scheme, so Obama said, Heck with it, I'll bypass everyone and make it happen. **snip** As with every other extremely arrogant action by Obama, from blatantly lying about ObamaCare to releasing the Taliban five, while everyone expresses disbelief, outrage, and concern, nothing happens. The same is the case concerning the disaster happening at our border. Despite bipartisan outrage, the tsunami of illegals continues. Then there is the absurd lie from...
  • Ryan Says GOP to Make Debt-Ceiling Demands in Early ’14

    12/16/2013 6:28:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 15, 2013 | DAMIAN PALETTA
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) signaled that Republicans would not raise the debt ceiling next year without some sort of concessions from Democrats, saying lawmakers were still crafting their strategy. “We, as a caucus, along with our Senate counterparts, are going to meet and discuss what it is we want to get out of the debt limit,” Mr. Ryan said on Fox News Sunday. “We don’t want ‘nothing’ out of the debt limit. We’re going to decide what it is we can accomplish out of this debt limit fight.” The U.S. government spends more money than it...
  • Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud

    04/27/2013 2:40:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 28 replies ^ | April 26, 2013 | Eric Shawn
    A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts. Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused...
  • 10 Horrible Leftists People Respect

    10/02/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 48 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    While image isn’t really everything, it certainly appears so when it’s all people are allowed to see. What follows is a list of 10 individuals who have Dr. Jekyll images that obscure a Mr. Hyde reality. 1. Alice Walker While The Color Purple author and feminist icon masquerades as a champion of women, the woman she should have cared about most in her life, her own daughter, Rebecca, she viewed as a “millstone” around her neck. As Rebecca reveals, her mother called her birth a “calamity” and would leave her in the care of others or to fend for herself...
  • Media Celebrates The Miracle of Obama's Rally : Fishes, Loaves, And SRO Seating.

    09/24/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT · by djone · 2 replies
    Ace of Spades . Com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Ace
    "The media estimated that 18,000 turned out to see Obama at a "park.".. One problem: The arena (not a park) he spoke at has a capacity of 5,000 people, and was not filled....I don't even know what to say anymore. I know they'll say, as usual, that this is just an error and they can't get them all right, but they never make an error against Obama's interest. All errors are made in his If Obama loses -- and I believe he will -- the media will lose greatly. ....
  • Food stamp fraud convict had plastic surgery and souped-up car

    09/13/2012 6:15:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2012 | Paula McMahon
    During the time that Brenda Charlestain committed nearly $24,000 worth of food stamp fraud, prosecutors said she spent money on plastic surgery, an expensive car stereo system and a bright pink custom paint job for her 2008 Dodge Charger. Brenda Charlestain testified Thursday that the $9,187 worth of cosmetic enhancements, the $1,100 sound system and the other splurges were all gifts from men she met working as a dancer at adult entertainment clubs in West Palm Beach and Miami.
  • Will Obama Keep Power ‘by Any Means Necessary’?

    09/01/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    cdrkerchner.worldpress ^ | August, 2012 | CDRkerchner
    Will Obama Keep Power ‘by Any Means Necessary’? Filed under: Articles/Reports-Other — cfkerchner @ 2:57 pm Tags: Barack Obama not constitutionally eligible, birth certificate fraud, by any means necessary, draft registration fraud, father was a foreign national, obama not a natural born citizen, seal college app and financial aid records, SSN fraud, Stella Paul, Will Obama keep power.Read this article here: (link) # # # # The ‘natural born Citizen’ presidential eligibility clause in our U.S. Constitution is a national security clause inserted into our Constitution by John Jay and George Washington. Read why the natural born Citizen clause is...
  • Help with 501c's - Vanity

    07/06/2012 9:45:02 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 25 replies
    USPS | 7/06/12 | me
    My parents are donating daily to these people. My father has Parkinson's & is SO worried about 0bama ruining the country that he donates to nearly everything he gets. Fortunately, my Mom gives the mail to me and I select (with her approval) which ones are forwarded, saving them a pile of money & more mail that is caused by each donation. Today I have FOURTEEN of them!
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Huntsman Cuts Serious by ZOT in a Half

    01/16/2012 4:25:23 PM PST · by travis911 · 105 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 1/16/12 | Jason Miks
    Jon Huntsman has halted his campaign for president, leaving Romney the only serious choice on foreign policy.
  • Alice in Wonderland Halloween party was no secret, W.H. says

    01/08/2012 5:07:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 1/8/12 | BYRON TAU
    A White House official told POLITICO Sunday that a Halloween party thrown for military families in 2009 was no secret and that there was no conspiracy to cover-up the role of two well-known Hollywood figures. In her new book "The Obamas," Jodi Kantor reports that the White House communications staff was concerned about the optics of the Obamas hosting a star-studded 'Alice in Wonderland'-themed Halloween party in a time of economic misery. As a result, Kantor reports, they did not highlight the role that director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp played at the event. Burton helped decorate the White...
  • Why men are easy prey for investment scams

    05/27/2011 2:30:30 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 5/27/2011 | Robert Powell
    May 27, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EDT Why men are easy prey for investment scams Know if you’re vulnerable to fraud and protect yourself By Robert Powell, MarketWatch BOSTON (MarketWatch) — As someone whose family was affected personally by the Bernie Madoff scheme, and as someone who knew Brad Bleidt, a Boston-based scam artist who misdeeds preceded Madoff’s, I’m deeply concerned about the issue of investment fraud. So, too, is John Gannon, the president of the Education Foundation at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as Finra. Gannon was among those who spoke this week at Boston University’s Future of Lifecycle...
  • Chinese Frauds Account For 80% Of Nasdaq Permanent Trading Halts

    05/12/2011 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/12/11 | Tyler Durden
    In light of another fraud allegation against China Biotics which will likely soon join the Nasdaq trading halt page, we decided to take a quick look at the Nasdaq trading halts page. To our complete lack of surprise, Chinese fraud dominates with an iron fist: of 19 halted stocks (GFC has three classes of securities halted), 15 of the name are Chinese. Of these 15 Chinese names, none were on this list when we first warned of the imminent surge in reverse merger fraud back in November. Luckily, judging by the horrendous performance in recent Chinese IPOs, even with the...
  • In the Case of Bruno Bettelheim [Obama's U of C failed to verify Bettelheim's claims)

    03/17/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT · by syriacus · 13 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | June/July 1997 | Molly Finn
    "This is surely not the first time audacity has propelled someone into a place or profession for which he is not qualified. But I cannot think of another case in which so many prominent people connived in the deception. Nowhere along the way did anyone publicly question, much less expose, Bettelheim's self-promoting claims. Had these claims served only to massage his ego or accelerate the development of his career, they would have done little harm. But Bettelheim used his growing reputation and authority to strike out at large groups of people, causing serious harm and anguish."
  • Arizona State Lawmaker Revives 'Birther Bill'

    01/26/2011 5:37:55 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/26/2011
    Arizona lawmaker reintroduces a proposal that would require presidential candidates to provide their birth certificates in order to remain on the ballot in the state...frpa
  • Recession has been over for 17 months now...why is the economy so slow?

    12/08/2010 6:02:35 PM PST · by ssugasl231 · 31 replies
    According to NBER.orgthe National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession officially ended June, 2009. Yet unemployment just went UP to 9.8%. So we are not in recession folks; we have been out of it since mid-2009. What is keeping unemployment so HIGH?
  • NRA's political arm backs incumbent Halvorson over Kinzinger (Another Democrat)

    09/29/2010 9:32:38 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-28-2010 | Kristen Schorsch,
    The political arm of the National Rifle Association on Tuesday endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson in a hotly contested southwest suburban congressional race.
  • Noem? Then How Can You Endorse ‘Em? (NRA endorses another Democrat)

    09/28/2010 9:12:55 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-28-2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The NRA’s pro-incumbent instincts work out to the benefit of another endangered Democrat: The NRA-ILA has just endorsed Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota. This might be a good time to check out my interview with Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
  • Dem House Members highlight their votes against TARP — despite not in Congress when it passed

    09/25/2010 7:50:58 AM PDT · by curth · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/2010 | By Alexis Levinson
    According to their reelection campaign ads, Democratic Reps. Kathy Dahlkemper, Frank Kratovil, Dina Titus, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Glenn Nye all voted against the Wall Street bailout. Which is fascinating, since, as pointed out a few weeks ago, none of them were in office when the bailout was passed. The bailout, otherwise known as the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP), was passed as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which President Bush signed into law on October 3, 2008. Dahlkemper, Kratovil, Titus, Kilroy, and Nye didn’t take office until January of 2009. But don’t fear. Our...
  • The Tea Party and the Drug War

    06/07/2010 11:20:04 AM PDT · by bamahead · 100 replies · 144+ views
    National Review ^ | June 7, 2010 | Jeffrey A. Miron
    Voter dissatisfaction with Republicans and Democrats is at historic levels, and the tea-party movement is hoping to play kingmaker in the November elections. The country’s current breed of discontent is ideal for the tea parties, because economic concerns are foremost, allowing the movement to sidestep the divisions between its libertarian and conservative wings. As the elections near, however, voters will want to know where the party stands not just on the economy but on social issues. A perfect illustration is drug policy, where conservatives advocate continued prohibition but libertarians argue for legalization. Which way should the tea party lean when...
  • Diamonds are running out, says De Beers

    04/25/2010 5:06:50 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 58 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | 4-25-2010 |
    De Beers says it will reduce its production to extend the life of its mines. Taking into account the moderated output diamond prices could rise by at least 5 per cent a year for the next five years, according to Des Kilalea, a diamond analyst at RBC Capital Markets. In 2008 De Beers produced 48m carats and the company will cut production to 40m in 2011. In the last two decades the industry has found no new diamond deposit to match the two biggest mines in Africa, owned by De Beers, or the best Russian mines of Alrosa, the other...
  • Toyota Hybrid Horror Hoax

    03/12/2010 4:28:04 PM PST · by Oklahoma · 22 replies · 2,001+ views ^ | 03.12.10, 01:37 PM EST | Michael Fumento
    "On the very day Toyota was making a high-profile defense of its cars, one of them was speeding out of control," said CBS News--and a vast number of other media outlets worldwide. The driver of a 2008 Toyota Prius, James Sikes, called 911 to say his accelerator was stuck, he was zooming faster than 90 miles per hour and absolutely couldn't slow down. It got far more dramatic, though. The California Highway Patrol responded and "To get the runaway car to stop, they actually had to put their patrol car in front of the Prius and step on the brakes."...
  • Wind power takes a blow around Minnesota

    01/12/2010 5:15:00 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 700+ views ^ | 1/12/10 | TOM MEERSMAN
    ELKTON, MINN. -- Every sunny morning, shadows from the massive rotating blades swing across their breakfast table. The giant towers dominate the view from their deck. Noise from the turbines fills the silence that Dolores and Rudy Jech once enjoyed on their Minnesota farm. "Rudy and I are retired, and we like to sit out on our deck," Dolores said. "And that darned thing is right across the road from us. It's an eyesore, it's noisy, and having so many of them there's a constant hum." Just as they are being touted as a green, economical and job-producing energy source,...
  • Alternative Therapies Debunked or Denounced in 2009

    12/12/2009 4:02:09 PM PST · by decimon · 26 replies · 799+ views
    Live Science ^ | Dec 12, 2009 | Christopher Wanjek
    If there's a silver lining in the continued popularity of non-scientific healing techniques, it's the fact that the scientific community is at long last putting these so-called treatments and potions through vigorous testing. And one by one they fail to live up to their purported benefits. Here are five alternative therapies that were debunked or denounced in 2009.
  • Hide The Decline (hide the decline)

    11/24/2009 4:59:32 PM PST · by Leisler · 4 replies · 552+ views ^ | November 24, 2009 | Minnesotans For Globa Warming
    A parody of "Draggin the Line" by Tommy James and the Shondells about Climategate. Thanks also to for their great animations, I covered up their logo so people didn't think they made this or condone this message.
  • The Left Has Lost Its Groove

    09/19/2009 5:17:18 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 8 replies · 855+ views ^ | 9/19/2009 | Bruce Karlson
    Several remarkable things recently became clear: The left is unable to injure an opponent through a boycott. This must be a horrible shock as the boycott has been a successful labor union and leftist tactic for more than a century. Worse yet, Beck’s ratings rose substantially and, at least one boycotter, GEICO, is losing at least 6500 customers. I personally cancelled my Progressive policy (was previously unaware of the Soros, et al. connection) in response, and I am sure I have company. We conservatives do not preen our “goodness” with public statements; we simply cease to patronize the enemies of...
  • AZ 2010: On Climate, Partners on Hill Drift Apart [McCain tries to stay quiet ahead of 2010]

    09/12/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 885+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-09-13 | Juliet Eilperin
    As climate change reemerges as an issue in the national policy debate, it may help define the legislative legacies of two men who once vied for the White House: Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). Both men have championed the issue of global warming for years, including when they served as their party's presidential nominees in 2004 and 2008, respectively. But, for the moment, McCain is barely engaged in the issue beyond criticizing the climate bill passed by the House, while Kerry has emerged as one of the chamber's leading dealmakers. The fact that the two no...
  • Obama camp plants fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/13/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 101 replies · 3,605+ views ^ | 8/13/2009 | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • Unarmed Mahwah Man Repeatedly Shot-Where is Virgil Tibbs when you need him?

    04/04/2006 2:39:43 PM PDT · by ahtnamas · 29 replies · 3,445+ views
    The Bergen Record ^ | April 4, 2006 | The Record's Editorial Staff
    OPINION THE RECORD The Mahwah shooting Tuesday, April 4, 2006 THE RECORD'S EDITORIAL STAFF THE TRAGIC weekend altercation between state park police officers and Ramapough Mountain Indians demands a rigorous and thorough investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli. So far, the information about the shooting incident simply does not add up, and the prosecutor's silence on the case has only compounded the problem. Although the incident in the Mahwah section of Ringwood State Park occurred on Saturday afternoon, only a tiny bit is known with any certainty. During a confrontation between park police officers and an estimated two dozen...
  • TRUTH FINALLY EMERGING: Obama Faces More Questions on Citizenship

    05/02/2009 7:39:39 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 95 replies · 8,802+ views
    (Obama) received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia (while at Occidental, through Fulbright) Via court ordered release of information. Also see links to be posted at post #2.
  • Are the Bidens Mixed Up in Hedge Fund Scandal?

    05/02/2009 4:14:47 PM PDT · by SouthernmostFreeper · 24 replies · 1,514+ views
    Contrarian Profits ^ | By Contrarian Profits
    Vice President Joe Biden may also have some difficult questions to answer, according to John Hempton who blogs at Bronte Capital. Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge says: John Hempton, who writes the insightful blog Bronte Capital, has done some amazing dot connecting in what, if true, and not swept promptly under the carpet by the powers that be, could expose a hedge fund scandal that could rival the Madoff fiasco, for the simple reason that it implicates none other than Barack Obama’s right hand man: Joe Biden.... This is an intricate story. And it is my no means conclusive. But...
  • Obama Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers

    03/28/2009 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Painesright · 74 replies · 4,170+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/28/09 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    ... while the online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a...
  • APNewsBreak: Black pastors to ask Burris to resign

    02/19/2009 3:31:50 PM PST · by curth · 15 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | 2/19 | TAMMY WEBBER
    CHICAGO – A Chicago minister told The Associated Press he and other black pastors who previously supported U.S. Sen. Roland Burris now plan to ask him to resign. The minister spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because a meeting with Burris hadn't yet been scheduled. Many of the city's black pastors supported seating Burris because of his scandal-free reputation — even though he was appointed by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich after the governor was arrested. But revelations that Burris attempted to raise money for Blagojevich while seeking the Senate job have eroded some of his support. Blagojevich is accused of trying...
  • The White House's missing documents (Unannounced Executive Orders)

    02/17/2009 10:16:29 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 48 replies · 3,300+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/17/09 | Gerstein
    In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps. The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site. They came to light only...
  • CBS News Crew fooled by Faux Military Equipment in Pakistan

    02/18/2009 3:59:14 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 1,019+ views
    Voice of Warriors ^ | 2/17/09 | Jason
    Everyone who has been in the military, especially to Iraq or Afghanistan, within the last few years needs to watch the first part of this video. Look at the "military equipment" CBS is pushing as recently stolen or "looted" from US Forces. You will notice that it's equipment we aren't even issued. Also, they blatantly lie when attempting to show night vision equipment, which isn't night vision equipment at all. (see video at link) Right off I see many inconsistencies with the equipment they say is stolen from US forces. 00:02 the video shows some a series of boots. Out...
  • Mike McCurry: How My Party Found God (Democrats)[Reports from an alternate universe]

    12/26/2008 2:24:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 838+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 15, 2008 | Mike McCurry, former Clinton administration press secretary
    Liberals have practiced secular politics since the 1960s, but with the ascent of Barack Obama, the left discovered it can actually keep the faith. When I was a high school kid in 1969, my church youth group leader took a bunch of us to Berkeley in the aftermath of the People’s Park uprising so we could soak in the café scene and experience some of what he was witnessing as a young seminarian at the Pacific School of Religion. The rigid establishment was being overthrown – in politics and the church – and something new in activism was being caffeinated....

    11/18/2008 7:24:10 PM PST · by · 118 replies · 2,413+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-18-08 | Ma Parker
    As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit. Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D. I'm bathing in holy water as I type. To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh. Simply put: Armband religion is killing the Republican Party. And, the truth -- as long as we're setting ourselves free -- is that if one were to eavesdrop on private conversations among...
  • Another Tough Biden Interview, Another Interview Ban

    10/28/2008 9:43:54 AM PDT · by · 18 replies · 1,503+ views
    RWNJ ^ | Oct 28, 2008 | RWNJ
    Philadelphia’s CBS 3 has joined WFTV on the Obama interview ban list. The station interviewers gave Biden tough questions that he apparently did not like, resulting in the same punishment as was dolled out to an Orlando station for another tough interview. Perhaps the Obama campaign should send out a list of acceptable questions before interviews happen. Then again, Biden could just give straight answers and the questions would stop.
  • Will the innocent be hanged?

    09/22/2008 6:36:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 101+ views
    Canaberra Times ^ | 9/23/2008 | Gwynne Dyer
    After Comrade George W. Bush nationalised the two giants of the US mortgage market, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, earlier this month, Anatole Kaletsky wrote in The Times of London that ''the most capitalist administration ever, in the world's most capitalist country, [has] decided to wipe out the private owners of its biggest and most important financial companies and replace them with state-appointed bureaucrats''. Wikipedia defines ''nationalisation'' as ''the act of taking an industry or assets into the public ownership of a national government. It is a central theme of certain brands of state socialist policy that the means of...
  • Why the Rescue Plan Can Work

    09/22/2008 4:54:27 PM PDT · by Praxeologue · 55 replies · 211+ views ^ | September 22, 2008 | Dick Green @
    Why the Rescue Plan Can Work> Last Update: 22-Sep-08 08:21 ET The government plan to buy mortgage-backed assets from financial institutions is likely to be a win-win. It will be a win for financial institutions because it would finally provide a legitimate buyer for mortgage-backed assets. It will be a win for the government because these assets are trading well below their intrinsic value. The government could make a large profit. The Crux of the Problem The essence of the problems plaguing the U.S. economy (as discussed in the August 18 Big Picture column) is housing. The impact, however, is...
  • A Conservative For Obama (There's A Case Here - Or Is There Alert)

    09/17/2008 5:04:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 51 replies · 590+ views
    DMagazine ^ | N/A | Wick Allison
    THE MORE I LISTEN TO AND READ ABOUT “the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate,” the more I like him. Barack Obama strikes a chord with me like no political figure since Ronald Reagan. To explain why, I need to explain why I am a conservative and what it means to me. In 1964, at the age of 16, I organized the Dallas County Youth for Goldwater. My senior thesis at the University of Texas was on the conservative intellectual revival in America. Twenty years later, I was invited by William F. Buckley Jr. to join the board of...
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    08/27/2008 5:10:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 231+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/27/08 | Andrew Malcom
    The family of Joe Biden, who will be officially nominated as the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic Party's 'reform Washington' ticket with Barack Obama Thursday night, appears to be enmeshed in the same D.C. money game that Obama denounces. One of the senator's sons -- Hunter, a Washington lobbyist -- and the senator's brother, James --received a $1 million investment in their purchase of a hedge fund company from the senator's largest political donor, an Illinois law firm, SimmonsCooper. The brother and the son subsequently repaid the $1 million to the law firm, which specializes in representing asbestos victims....
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    07/06/2008 10:56:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 68 replies · 366+ views ^ | July 4, 2008 | BROOKE JACOBSEN and SUSAN WAGNER
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