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  • At Walgreen, renouncing corporate citizenship

    07/01/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / The New York Times ^ | July 1, 2014 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    A little less than two years ago, Gregory D. Wasson, the chief executive of Walgreen, sought a series of tax breaks from Illinois, where his company is based. “We are proud of our Illinois heritage,” he said at the time. “Just as our stores and pharmacies are health and daily living anchors for the communities we serve, we as a company are now recommitted to serving as an economic anchor for northeastern Illinois.” The state gave Walgreen $46 million in corporate income tax credits over 10 years in exchange for a pledge to create 500 jobs and invest in upgrading...
  • All the President’s On-the-Job Training

    12/15/2013 5:10:47 AM PST · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/14/2013 | Ed Driscoll
    The president slowly discovers what the rest of us knew since we were teenagers. “We have a great sense this week again of the [Obama administration] making it up as they go along, as kind of government by teenagers,” George Will said yesterday on the Fox News All-Star Panel, but actually, that’s an insult to teenagers. All of us learn by age 17 that government is a non-functioning Leviathan mess, during our first visit to the local branch of the DMV, as Charles Krauthammer writes in his latest column. All of us, that is, except the president. Krauthammer notes that...
  • Especially proud: Marches across country celebrate LGBT community and recent gains

    06/30/2013 12:51:33 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/30/2013 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Gay Pride weekend festivities are rarely understated, but after the Supreme Court’s decisions last week, marches and rallies all over the country were expected to be especially celebratory this year. Pride weekend generally occurs at the end of June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, in which the gay community exploded against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, in New York City on June 28, 1969. After the Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to overturn DOMA, granting legally married same-sex couples the same federal benefits as their heterosexual counterparts, and to let "Prop. 8" die, resuming the legalization of gay...
  • NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center

    01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff
    From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by...
  • Ellen DeGeneres, 'Sacred Cow' of PBS

    11/07/2012 7:46:02 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 2, 2012 | L. Brent Bozell III
    The PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 30 was a festival of tributes to Ellen DeGeneres — which is fine, since she is quite talented comically. But it wasn't so much a tribute for the comedy as it was for her pioneering work promoting homosexuality. For laughs, consult top producer Cappy McGarr, who insisted Ellen wasn't picked for political reasons: "The Kennedy Center is apolitical. We have had so many people who have their own brand and type of humor. We don't pick winners because of any advocacy they do. It is all about funny...
  • Art Retail: Aaron Brothers Targeted Over Graffiti Back-to-School Campaign (graffiti kits)

    08/22/2011 6:00:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 15 replies
    ktla.com/news/ ^ | 8/22/2011 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A back-to-school campaign is drawing criticism for encouraging graffiti among school-aged children. The campaign, dubbed by the art-retailer Aaron Brothers as "Artrageous," is hosting free events and giving out free "graffiti starter kits" to participants. But city council members are calling the move outrageous by promoting an act of vandalism as art. Councilman Dennis Zine introduced a resolution this week trying to stop the company from hosting the event, claiming kids may be tempted use the tools for illegal reasons. Zine is seeking a seek and desist order to legally prevent the store from holding the...
  • A Burqa for Lady Liberty and a Mosque for Ground Zero

    03/05/2011 4:55:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/3/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Muslim group has announced plans to cover the Statue of Liberty with a burqa and then replace her with a minaret. But there's no reason at all to take such plans seriously. Lady Liberty being treated the way the Muslim world treats women in general, is as unlikely as a massive mosque being built just downwind of Ground Zero. Or Queen Elizabeth donning a hijab on a visit to Abu Dhabi. It's one of those things that we're told not to worry about until it happens and then objecting to it becomes a crime against tolerance. The tolerance of...
  • Obama Wins Senate Approval of START Nuclear Arms Pact With Russia

    12/22/2010 1:04:20 PM PST · by brytlea · 155 replies · 6+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2010
    President Obama secured another major legislative victory Wednesday with the Senate ratification of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Vice President Biden presided over the Senate's 71-26 vote with Secretary Hillary Clinton in attendance.
  • State Supreme Court Upholds Tuition Break For Illegal Immigrants

    11/15/2010 3:46:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbs ap ^ | November 15, 2010 1:41 PM
    The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that some illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities.
  • Adruis Ovalles, 15, stabs and kills his mother's boyfriend Albert Hartzog for cutting off cable

    07/11/2010 7:42:55 AM PDT · by traumer · 64 replies · 1+ views
    He killed for cable. A Bronx teenager, enraged that his mother's live-in boyfriend turned off the cable in their apartment, plunged a kitchen knife into the man's chest, police and relatives said Saturday. Adruis Ovalles, 15, jabbed the blade into 26-year-old Albert (Matthew) Hartzog's chest three times, ignoring his mother's cries to stop. Blood splattered throughout the tiny but well-kept Walton Ave. apartment as the life seeped out of Hartzog on Friday. "The kid was mad he couldn't watch TV," said a tearful Amy Hartzog, the victim's aunt. "I talked to [Hartzog] just before he got stabbed," she said. "He...
  • Cornyn: Openly gay SCOTUS nominee might be acceptable

    04/12/2010 4:42:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 141 replies · 3,944+ views
    Cornyn: Openly gay SCOTUS nominee might be acceptable By J. Taylor Rushing - 04/12/10 06:59 PM ET An openly gay nominee to the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court might be acceptable, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Monday. Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on President Barack Obama to make a measured choice in filling the pending Supreme Court vacancy, hesitating slightly when asked if he would support an openly gay nominee. Cornyn, a former Texas Supreme Court justice, was initially reluctant when asked if he would support an openly gay nominee — as Sen. Jeff Sessions...
  • Sheriff urges immigration reform (TREASON ALERT)

    03/19/2010 9:24:48 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 25 replies · 627+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | March 19, 2010 | FRANK ABDERHOLDEN
    LIBERTYVILLE -- Two Republicans, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and secretary of state candidate Robert Enriquez, held a press conference Thursday to urge national leaders to address immigration reform. "Nobody says deport all these people," said Curran. "That's not going to happen. If you think that's going to happen, you're not living in the real world. "We need to create a situation where they (illegal immigrants) have an opportunity to go through the process," the sheriff added. "Learn the language, take an exam, pay fines and back taxes and get into line. "We have a serious problem," he said, stressing...
  • Unrestricted migration to be proposed- Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed

    02/17/2010 4:01:10 PM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 952+ views
    NAFBPO/ El Universo ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | NAFBPO/ El Universo
    El Universo (Guayaquil,Ecuador) 2/15/10 Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed The Ecuadorian government will ask the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the free movement of people within the continent in order to curb the deportation of immigrants who are in an “irregular condition” [Read: illegal]. Hernan Holguin, sub-secretary of the Ecuadorian national department that oversees migrant issues, indicated that the matter will be presented before the OAS as “a matter of human rights” and to stop the deportation of “irregular immigrants.” Holguin expressed the opinion that humanity is advancing toward a “universal citizenship” and that world globalization is not...
  • Obama adviser: Amnesty to ensure 'progressive' rule

    02/02/2010 5:53:46 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 39 replies · 1,060+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/2/10 | Aaron Klein
    Granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants would expand the "progressive" electorate and help ensure a "progressive" governing coalition for the long term, declared a recent adviser to President Obama whose union group is among the most frequent visitors to the White House.
  • Illegal aliens have turned our roads into killing fields

    07/12/2009 3:15:44 PM PDT · by FromLori · 33 replies · 1,386+ views
    Examiner.com Los Angeles ^ | July 12, 2009 | Dave Gibson
    On June 8, 2009 Lori Donohue and her daughter Kayla were walking through the parking lot at the Seven Stars School of Performing Arts, in Brewster, NY where 8-year-old Kayla had just finished a dance class, when they were killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien...
  • Obama spells out major financial rules overhaul (Barf Alert!)

    06/17/2009 11:35:19 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies · 327+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 06/17/09 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama proposed sweeping new "rules of the road" for the nation's financial system Wednesday, casting the changes as a critically important response to the economic crisis and the greatest regulatory transformation since the Great Depression. Obama blamed the financial crisis on "a culture of irresponsibility" that he said had taken root from Wall Street to Washington to Main Street, and he said regulations crafted to deal with the depression of the 1930s had been "overwhelmed by the speed, scope and sophistication of a 21st century global economy." The Obama plan would give new powers to the...
  • Harry Reid Vows Action on ‘Comprehensive’ Immigration Bill That Includes Amnesty

    06/17/2009 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 933+ views
    Harry Reid Vows Action on ‘Comprehensive’ Immigration Bill That Includes Amnesty Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief (CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) vowed Monday that the Senate would consider a “comprehensive” immigration reform bill that would include giving amnesty to illegal aliens—an item he referred to as “bringing the 11 million people out of the shadows.” Reid said that Senate consideration of a massive new immigration bill would come after the Senate dealt with the health-care issue and energy. The Senate is now looking at a national health-care plan being promoted by President Obama...
  • More California natives are staying put

    04/21/2009 2:35:47 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 36 replies · 844+ views
    LAT ^ | Apr 21, 2009 | Rich Connell
    A profound shift away from California's more transient and migrant-dependent past will soon produce the state's first generation of adults whose majority will be native-born, researchers at USC said in a study released Monday. More than 70% of Californians ages 15 to 24 were born and raised in the state, according to the report, "The New Homegrown Majority in California." By contrast, nearly two-thirds of state residents 45 to 54 years old were born out of state. SNIP Significantly -- and in contrast to the past -- the emerging homegrown majority will have been shaped entirely by their life experience...
  • Napolitano: Illegal Immigration NOT a Crime?

    04/20/2009 5:00:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 92 replies · 4,838+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/20/09 | Jena McNeil
    On Sunday, April 19, 2009, Secretary Napolitano went on CNN’s “State of the Union” and proclaimed that crossing the border illegally is not a crime. This statement left a lot of folks scratching their heads given that U.S. law—the law Napolitano is sworn to uphold—says quite the opposite. Section 8, Title 1325 of the U.S. code clearly states that those who enter the U.S. illegally are committing a crime. This ‘interpretation’ of the law by Secretary Napolitano seems to be the latest in an effort by the Obama Administration to scale back interior immigration enforcement efforts in the United States....
  • Stocks Fall As Investors Dump Financial Shares [Obama's Smoke & Mirrors]

    04/20/2009 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,053+ views
    AP Report ^ | April 20, 2009
    Stocks fall as investors dump financial shares Investors worry that banks’ recovery could be endangered by bad debt NEW YORK - Investors are back to worrying about banks. Long-present unease about soured loans bubbled over on Monday after Bank of America Corp. said it set aside $13.4 billion to cover lending losses even as it posted earnings that beat expectations. Other big banks have also increased loss provisions in the past two weeks. Major market indicators tumbled more than 3 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which fell 250 points. Traders had been looking for some pullback after the...
  • Study: Illegal Immigrants Having More Kids In US

    04/14/2009 8:11:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,093+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2009 | HOPE YEN,
    Growing numbers of children of illegal immigrants are being born in this country, and they are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty than those with American-born parents... Overall, illegal immigrants' children account for one of every 15 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2008, California had the most illegal immigrants at 2.7 million, double its 1990 number, followed by Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey.
  • Study: More children of illegal immigrants being born in US; they face high odds of poverty

    04/14/2009 8:15:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 858+ views
    KPLR-TV / The Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2009 | Hope Yen
    Growing numbers of children of illegal immigrants are being born in this country, and they are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty than those with American-born parents, a report says. The study released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center highlights a growing dilemma in the immigration debate: Illegal immigrants' children born in the United States are American citizens, yet they struggle in poverty and uncertainty along with parents who fear deportation, toil largely in low-wage jobs and face layoffs in an ailing economy. The analysis by Pew, a nonpartisan research organization, found that the nation's estimated 11.9 million...
  • Obama team readying for confrontation with Netanyahu

    04/08/2009 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,371+ views
    haaretz.com ^ | April 8, 2009 | Aluf Benn
    In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration is readying for a possible confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by briefing Democratic congressmen on the peace process and the positions of the new government in Israel regarding a two-state solution. The Obama administration is expecting a clash with Netanyahu over his refusal to support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In recent weeks, American officials have briefed senior Democratic congressmen and prepared the ground for the possibility of disagreements with Israel over the peace process, according to information recently received. The administration's efforts are focused on President Barack Obama's...
  • Obama appoints open homosexual to faith-based office

    04/07/2009 1:05:39 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 65 replies · 2,048+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 4/7/2009 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    The head of a conservative activist group says President Obama's appointment of a leading homosexual activist to his faith-based council is an ominous sign that he may enforce a "pro-homosexuality orthodoxy" on religious groups receiving federal funds, which is itself a form of bigotry. Barack Obama has appointed outspoken homosexual activist Harry Knox to the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Knox, who is the director of the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Religion and Faith program, will serve a one-year term on the 25-member Council. Two years ago during an appearance on MSNBC, Knox argued that scientific...
  • Hispanic groups say immigration reform needed now ("We are the future of the United States")

    04/01/2009 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 763+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2009 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying traditional census outreach will not be enough, Hispanic groups on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to follow through now on its pledge to pass immigration reform or risk an undercount of millions of people. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Univision Inc., the League of United Latin American Citizens and SEIU announced a grassroots campaign that would supplement Census Bureau efforts to reach the traditionally hard to count Hispanic community.
  • Senate Preps Hearing for Obama’s First Judge Nominee

    03/25/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 813+ views
    The Legal Times ^ | March 25, 2009
    The next possible battle in the judicial confirmation wars is set for April 1. That’s the day the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold the first confirmation hearing of the Obama administration for a nominee for the federal bench. The committee announced the hearing date today, though Republicans are asking for a delay. President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. District Court Judge David Hamilton of the Southern District of Indiana to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, based in Chicago. Unlike President George W. Bush, Obama did not announce his first appellate...
  • Obama seeks greater rein on financial institutions

    03/18/2009 1:25:28 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies · 548+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 03/18/09 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Wednesday no one in his administration created the mess at insurance giant AIG, including the much-maligned executive bonuses, but that "the buck stops with me" to fix it. Standing on the White House lawn as he prepared to go to California, Obama vigorously defended his embattled Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner. Some have speculated that Geithner's job could be in danger over his handling of the millions of dollars in bonuses that American International Group Inc., is giving its executives — even in the midst of a massive federal bailout. "There has never been a...
  • ACORN to Play Role in 2010 Census

    03/17/2009 2:58:21 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 78 replies · 1,814+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 3/17/09
    The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year's count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States -- currently believed to be more than 306 million people. A U.S. Census "sell sheet," an advertisement used to recruit...
  • Nuclear option back on the table: Obama going after filibusters

    03/17/2009 2:34:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 993+ views
    hotair.com ^ | March 17, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    And not on confirmations, either, but on legislation. Peter Orszag, Barack Obama’s budget director, says the White House won’t take off the table an option to push through its legislative agenda using the “reconciliation” process. It would keep Republicans from stopping bills on taxes, budgets, and global warming: The White House budget director said Tuesday that the Obama administration may take advantage of a rarely used congressional rule that would strip Republicans of their filibuster power to get some controversial proposals through the Senate by simple majorities. Peter Orszag told reporters that the White House would prefer not to use...
  • Snowe to McCain: Bipartisan this! [RINO fight]

    02/09/2009 3:38:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 3,028+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-02-09 | Daniel Libit
    Not bipartisan? Try telling that to Sen. Olympia Snowe. On CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Sen. John McCain scoffed at the notion that the support President Barack Obama’s stimulus proposal has received from Snowe, Sen. Susan Collins, Arlen Specter, constituted bipartisanship. “[T]his agreement is not bipartisan,” McCain told moderator Bob Schieffer. “I've been in bipartisan agreements, many. This is three Republican senators. Every Republican congressman voted against it in the House, plus Democrats. And all but three Republicans stayed together on this. That's not bipartisanship. That's just picking off a couple of senators.” On Monday, Snowe took issue with that...
  • Obama, Palin share spotlight at Washington roast(Subtitle--Arrogance Unlimited)

    02/02/2009 3:50:50 AM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 1,369+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Feb 02, 2009 | not identified
    US President Barack Obama and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shared headline billing on Saturday at an exclusive roast of the US’ political movers and shakers. The light-hearted evening of dinner and political jibes, a nearly century-old tradition of the prestigious Alfalfa Club, requires that participants try their hand at comedy — which they carry off with greater or lesser success. Obama also alluded to the fact that the event’s freighted history — being founded by a white Southerner in the immediate post-Civil War era — made his starring turn rather unlikely.“Many of you are aware that this dinner began almost...
  • Obama and Spider-Man appear in comic together

    01/08/2009 11:28:13 AM PST · by null and void · 96 replies · 1,749+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Jan 8 02:36 PM US/Eastern | LISA TOLIN
    Obama and Spider-Man appear in comic together WASHINGTON (AP) - Spider-Man has a new sidekick: The president-elect. Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a "shout-out back" by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.
  • Easy Pickings Arrive at the International Table

    12/26/2008 8:30:03 AM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 2 replies · 358+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2008 | Yomin Postelnik
    When European powers ask the United States to "join forces" with them, their intent is for America to act in a supportive role, not one in which it takes the lead. To believe otherwise is to suggest that Europe places America's interests above its own. And though they may suggest such commitment from us, they are not so reckless as to entertain pursuing a similar course themselves. Yet the fact that Obama was being asked, in essence, to do little more than to heed the EU's beckoning was lost in the nuance of Reuters' reporting. To the average reader, the...
  • U S Two States Away from Constitutional Convention

    12/11/2008 5:28:28 AM PST · by GWMcClintock · 201 replies · 8,414+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | 12/11/08 | Tom DeWeese
    This is the most urgent, most important action alert the American Policy Center has ever issued! The Ohio state legislature is expected to vote as early as Dec. 10th, to call for a Constitutional Convention (Con Con). If Ohio calls for a Con Con only one more state need do so and Congress will have no choice but to convene a Convention, throwing our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights up for grabs. Ohio's vote today poses a grave threat to the U.S. Constitution. Please immediately call the Ohio lawmakers listed below. ACT FAST - time is of the essence!
  • Fox: ACORN's computers "disappear" from Boston office under FBI investigation

    10/17/2008 5:24:12 PM PDT · by pabianice · 65 replies · 4,110+ views
    Fox News Live | 10/17/08
    Per Van Sussteren on Fox just now. Developing... WHAT are we going to do? ACORN is stealing this election in broad daylight.
  • Laugh Lines: Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien

    02/25/2007 4:26:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 368+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 25, 2007 | Anon
    JAY LENO Senator Barack Obama was in Los Angeles last night for a huge campaign fund-raiser. That shows you what a great country this is — when an African-American with a Kansas mother and Kenyan father who spent time growing up in Indonesia can run for president in a state where the Spanish speaking people have just elected an Austrian governor. That’s America. DAVID LETTERMAN Oh, by God, how about this? Al Qaeda released seven new videotapes simultaneously. Ooh, that’s chilling, isn’t it? Seven new videotapes simultaneously, and listen to this: you buy the whole collection, you get the blooper...