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  • Are progressives now out there openly calling for a planned economy?

    02/26/2012 7:30:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Normally, progressives will try to hide their claims and goals in dubious sounding fluff code words. "Economic justice" and so forth. But not here. The call has actually been made for a planned economy. I did a little bit of searching, and I think this may be the first sign of it. So if history is our guide, they're going to call more and more for a planned economy in the future. It's what the progressives really want. A Planned Economy for the 1% This thing is loaded with fallacies from front to back. First off, if they're "planning for...
  • Organizing chaos or not letting tragedy go to waste?

    02/26/2012 7:14:17 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Are massive Leftist protests planned for Chicago’s G8-NATO summit this May, the RNC Convention in August and a rumored time line for Israel’s “Sweet Spot” early this fall to attack Iran all being orchestrated by the Obama campaign in an unparalleled get out the vote push that is an October surprise to sweep him back into office? “The Republican National Convention brings together some of the worst politicians that this country has to offer,” organizers say as they are calling on national and international protestors to converge to “Say NO to the Republican Agenda!” The Fight Back News flier says...
  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    02/26/2012 6:50:15 AM PST · by evilrooster · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The patient is in a fragile state and taking a turn for the worst.  Foreclosures continue to rise, unemployment remains unbearable, gas prices are rising and are expected to go to historic levels, our enemies mock us and our allies fear us, the Constitution is being shredded and the ever-increasing deficit will destroy us. Yes, the patient is the United States. Who would you most trust as the “doctor?Doctor Obama’s solution is simple and straightforward. Apply a tourniquet around the patient’s neck and keep on tightening it.Mitt Romney says he “severely” disagrees with Doctor Obama. He thinks he has it...
  • Mitt Romney's Radical Economy-killing Policies are Now Being Implemented Nation-wide

    02/26/2012 6:08:12 AM PST · by jenk · 10 replies ^ | 2/26/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    I have spent a good amount of time researching modern environmentalism, its rabid enthusiasts and its choke-hold on the economy. I didn't ever plan to until a coal plant was proposed in my town, and I watched as government and environmental groups worked shoulder to shoulder to stop it from happening, no matter what accommodations the energy company proposed. So, this video of Mitt Romney means so much to me, and when accidentally finding it a few weeks ago, I dug a little deeper until I realized what a pickle Romney would be in if he becomes President. Romney says...
  • Uncivil Rights

    02/26/2012 4:35:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The civil rights movement is a success story, so much so that any and every movement has found that it can borrow the narrative and tactics of it to ram through whatever measures it likes. And so we come to the year 2012 where civil rights means men in dresses having the right to use the ladies room and the right of terrorist groups to be free from police scrutiny-- among many other equally insane "rights". Much as the Civil Rights movement went from trying to reverse legal inequality embedded in law to trying to enforce an equality of outcome...
  • Hedging its bets, Google picks Romney backer [Molinari] as new top Washington lobbyist

    02/26/2012 4:19:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill - Hillicon Valley tech report ^ | February 26, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    By hiring former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.), a supporter of Mitt Romney, to head its lobbying team, Google is hedging its bets on the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. The Internet giant already has close connections with the Obama administration. Company Chairman Eric Schmidt advised Obama during his 2008 campaign and is a frequent guest at the White House. Google employees are the third biggest contributors to Obama's re-election campaign, according to campaign finance data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. But with so much at stake in legislation and policy, Google wants to be on good terms...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    02/26/2012 1:47:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week... Baloo More at Reaganite Republican
  • Is Israel losing Temple Mount war?

    02/25/2012 10:14:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Ynet ^ | February 25, 2012 | Amir Shoan
    Ynetnews special: Why is Israeli government covering up Muslim effort to erase any trace of Jewish history on Temple Mount? Archeology expert: Excavations barbaric, a crime. Ira Pasternack couldn't believe his eyes. The tractor's huge blade was lifted high up and then brought down with great force, shattering the ancient floors on Temple Mount. The large clods of earth exposed by the work were cast aside by the mustachioed driver. Yet even an amateur archeologist could spot the priceless remnants of Jewish, Christian and Muslim history being cast away. A few hours earlier, on a steaming July day in 2007,...
  • Kagan Must Recuse Herself from Obamacare Case

    02/25/2012 6:54:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2012 | Sen. Jeff Sessions
    Kagan Must Recuse Herself from Obamacare Case -Sen. Jeff Sessions February 23, 2012 As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administration’s legal defense of its domestic agenda priority — Obamacare. It could be no surprise to President Obama who appointed her to the Supreme Court that any former solicitor general would have many conflicts for years to come. Now, the Court will soon hear a constitutional challenge to the health-care law. Despite mounting evidence of her substantial participation in the administration’s legal defense of that...
  • Now This Is An Interesting Question (gunwalker)

    02/25/2012 6:05:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 24 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Local reporters in Arizona are asking whether guns, ammo, and cash found in a raid on a "stash house" are tied to Operation Fast and Furious. The story is from CBS 5, KPHO, out of Phoenix. The items were found in a raid by the AZ DPS Gang Task Force. The house was reportedly by used by a "rip crew." If you'll remember, it was a rip crew that got into the shootout that left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead.
  • Deception: Obama claims credit for oil production increase

    02/25/2012 5:45:34 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2012 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama is touting an increase in oil production as one of his accomplishments. Here is the chart and info from (accent is mine) Since taking office, President Obama has called for an “all-of-the-above” approach to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, including an increase in safe and responsible oil production here at home. Today, America’s oil production is at its highest level in eight years: Does Obama deserve any credit for this or is it all those oil drilling permits former President G. W. Bush issued? Bush increased oil drilling permits 70% from the Clinton era. Let's see...
  • Socialism and the Hegelian Dialectic

    02/25/2012 3:05:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-25-12 | JohnGalt
    A thought has been tumbling around in my head for quite some time and it wasnÂ’t until a posting by one of our resident liberal friends that the picture became clear. Have you ever wondered why, exactly, there is such depth and magnitude of conflict politically? My first instinct was to attribute it simply to peopleÂ’s varied opinions on issues and leave it at that. But then, I noticed a trend. That is, that when a conflict seemed to resolve itself, it soon became the flash point for another conflict to develop. And on certain issues, this has continued...
  • Presidential Apology Fails

    02/25/2012 12:52:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s apology for the burning of Korans by US troops stationed in Afghanistan failed to stem riots that have already claimed numerous lives, including two US soldiers. “The burning was inadvertent,” Obama insisted. “Troops ignorant of the document’s demands that Muslims have a religious obligation to kill Jews, apostates, and unbelievers thought they were burning terrorist propaganda. We have been trying to reeducate our servicemen, but it is difficult to break through to people raised to believe that ‘turning the other cheek’ represents a religious ideal. They cannot conceive that a holy book might command the faithful to slay...
  • “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”

    During his 2008 campaign for President Barack Obama did not lie about everything. When it came to the price of gasoline he was very up front about his intentions to cripple and bankrupt America by raising the price of energy. Obama’s “zealot” mistake To accomplish this destruction Obama had to select an equally foaming at the mouth anti capitalism zealot to help him. He selected Steven Chu and made him our Energy Secretary. That is proving to be a mistake for Obama and a blessing for us. To Obama’s chagrin he is learning that for purposes of engineering a sneak...
  • Exploiting Obama’s Achilles Heel – “It’s The Economy, Stupid”

    02/25/2012 9:36:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-12 | Mataharley
    While the two front runners still follow the Obama contraceptive distraction down the political rabbit hole, and away from Obama's record, at least the two "also rans" - Ron Paul and Newt - are trying to remain focused on the winning issues important to voters, needed for a Nov win of the WH… the economy, and by proxy, prices at the pump. Say what you will about Ron Paul's idiosyncrasies on foreign policy - and I have - but his efforts to continue driving home foolhardy Fed policies that tank the US dollar and out of control spending need...
  • GOP Approach to Energy Belittled

    02/25/2012 9:26:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu vigorously assailed what he labeled “the GOP’s simplistic approach to energy policy. They are fixated on the notion that increased supplies are the answer. They would have the American people believe that increased supplies will improve availability of gasoline. Well, I’ve got news for them. Americans aren’t as stupid as they think.” Chu mocked Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s promise to roll back gasoline prices to $2.50 per gallon, calling it “an attempt to turn back to the failed policies of the past. The crux of this Administration’s efforts on the energy front have...
  • Paul Ryan's line item veto circumvents founder's intentions - Crowns President!

    02/25/2012 9:18:38 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 14 replies
    2-25-12 | johnwk
    As Tea Party Activists must know by now, the House passed line item veto powers for president Obama. SEE: US House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto Thursday February 9, 2012 “WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to give President Barack Obama a limited line-item veto authority on Wednesday in a rare display of bipartisanship on bitterly divisive spending and budget issues.” CLICK HERE for the roll call vote. I never though Paul Ryan would sell out to the Washington Establishment and approve granting this blackmailing power to the President, and ignore our Constitution’s written procedure regarding...
  • The Democrat Race Lie

    02/25/2012 9:12:26 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Black & Right ^ | Bob Parks
    In 2010, Democrats gave their website a facelift and whitewash. Check out the screenshot to see what they used to say about their civil rights history compared to now. "Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act." "On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight. We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America." This...
  • Texas Politician Charged With Drug Trafficking

    02/25/2012 8:55:48 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/25/12 | Friends of Ours
    Ain't that rich. A Texas politician who crusaded against drugs has been charged by federal authorities with trafficking the wacky weed. The DEA arrested El Paso County Commissioner Guillermo "Willie" Gandara Jr. on Wednesday as reported by Daniel Borunda for the El Paso Times: "the federal indictment alleges that Gandara was nicknamed the 'Godfather' and conspired to distribute more than 110 pounds of marijuana and that the drugs would be stored for distribution at a property the commissioner owned on Coker Road in his hometown of Socorro." Last year Gandara's father, former Socorro Mayor Willie Gandara Sr., was indicted on...
  • Choice Neighborhoods Initiative – “The Better Way?” – JOBS!

    02/25/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/24/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has proposed S. 624, The Choice Neighborhoods Bill. The Bill calls for $350 million in 2012 for competitive grants to revitalize distressed neighborhoods. Bear in mind that Stanford University recently built a business school campus for $345 million. And this Bill purports to spend $350 million for neighborhood revitalization with expensive green technology. This Bill is a makeover of the HOPE VI program that was less than a success (although it worked about as well as other government initiatives). As of June 1, 2010 there have been 254 HOPE VI Revitalization grants awarded to 132 housing...
  • COLLUSION ADMITTED – Ron Paul Fingered, Attacking Gingrich & Santorum for Romney

    02/25/2012 8:28:26 AM PST · by unspun · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 25, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Weekly calls between the Paul and Romney campaigns This entire stream, uploaded this Thursday from Mark Levin, is very important, but be sure to catch what he plays at the 7:04 mark. It is from a recent "Morning Joe," telecast. at YouTube, "Mark Levin Helps the American People more than Ron Paul could ever hope for" "There is a de facto alliance between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney; there's no question about it. At this point, it's an open partnership, I mean Jesse Benton, Ron Paul's campaign manager, has talked about the extent to which they're cooperating with the Romney...
  • School Reform

    02/25/2012 8:04:47 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 5 replies
    2/25/12 | Guido
    What’s wrong with our schools is what’s wrong with America, and we can’t change one without changing the other.
  • Gingrich crushing the field in Georgia

    02/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday. Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found. Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen. Both of those polls...
  • The Syrian Mess

    02/25/2012 8:03:27 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 25th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    The civil war in Syria has been in the news lately. Most of the reports have been focused on describing the Assad regime as the evil empire killing innocent civilians in places that have no military value. What the press isn’t telling us is this is a war between two evil entities. The Regime The Assad regime is a Ba’ath Party dictatorship and like a majority of dictatorships the son takes over when the father dies. The atrocities committed by this regime can fill volumes. The military is loyal to the regime and has been committing atrocities within its boarder...

    02/25/2012 7:49:46 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 6 replies ^ | 02/25/2012 |
    Among the analyses of the White House’s recent anti-foreclosure resolution with the banks, most critics are calling it a case study in politics, publicity or pandering. No matter how you slice it, they all say the law is pathetic...
  • The Algae President (Saturbray)

    02/25/2012 7:48:37 AM PST · by bray · 27 replies ^ | 2/25/12 | bray
    Whoever does not LOVE does not know God, because God is LOVE. 1 John 4:8 Once again Obozo vilifies the evil oil companies and hides behind the myth that you cannot drill your way out of the oil crisis. Well he has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt you can’t pour money into Solyndra and get anything but empty slogans. Rather than losing a half a billion of taxpayer dollars down the favorite Rat laundry machine, we could have let an American company invest its own money putting Americans to work producing American oil. The best part of this...
  • We have Seen the Enemy - Romney Should & EASILY Could be Defeated

    02/25/2012 5:03:37 AM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Fox News is HIGH ROMNEY schilling gear...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Drill Barry Drill

    02/25/2012 4:50:42 AM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    SPEAKEASY I did an interview yesterday on the Speakeasy with Guy Green and if you want to listen then you can go to their site or try the embedded version here. THE LIFE OF A KORAN What is worth more in the eyes of Obama, an American soldier or a Koran? We all got the answer to that when after an Afghan soldier murdered two American soldiers, Obama apologized to the Afghan government because their already defaced Korans were not properly respected, venerated, kissed and tucked into bed. DRILL BARRY, DRILL So four years after a serenade of Drill Baby...
  • Over a Million US Families Living on Less than $2 a Day

    02/24/2012 9:30:01 PM PST · by John Semmens · 67 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    A US Census Bureau study indicated that an estimated 1.46 million families in the United States are now living on less than $2 per day. This is more than twice as many as the estimated 636,000 families that were living at a like standard in 1996. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hailed the report as “a tribute to the affirmative steps taken by this Administration to lower the cost of living. Critics have been quick to harp on the negatives of high unemployment, declining wages, and falling home values as if that were the total picture. We’re hoping...
  • Rick Santorum surging in new Alabama poll

    02/24/2012 5:27:30 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/12/24 | George Talbot
    Rick Santorum is surging with Republican voters in Alabama’s March 13 presidential primary, according to statewide polling results released Friday by Alabama State University. Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, is riding a national wave that has catapulted him from the back of the field to front-runner. In Alabama, Santorum has seen a significant increase in support over the past four weeks — much of it coming at the expense of GOP rival Newt Gingrich, according to ASU’s poll. The telephone poll of 470 likely Republican voters showed 18. 9 percent would vote for Gingrich, 18.3 percent for Santorum...
  • Didn't You Know Ayn Rand is Right?-Dr. Yaron Brook-02-24-2012

    02/24/2012 3:42:51 PM PST · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 02/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Yaron Brook was with us again for another exploration into why the individual is supreme, and why we need thousands of people to constantly communicate the message that collectivism is always a path to authoritarianism and impoverishment. Ideas have the power to reshape generations. This is why the current debate of individual rights and the proper role of the state is essential to everyone's future. Key to the debate is the understanding that the concept of the individual being free to pursue his own personal happiness and fulfillment will result in the economic elevation of the entire society. The elimination...
  • “Stimulus” Costs Continue to Grow

    02/24/2012 2:50:36 PM PST · by 92nina · 1 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-02-23 | [Staff]
    This month CBO has published another report that shows the cost of the “stimulus” package will be more than initially estimated. During consideration of the “Stimulus” bill in 2009 the CBO initially projected an “increase in budget deficits by $787 billion” as a result of the legislation between 2009 and 2019. In August of 2010 the CBO adjusted the anticipated cost from the ‘Stimulus’ to be $814 billion. The last quarterly report increased that estimate to $825 billion. Now the CBO’s report for February 2012 states the actual impact was $831 billion. If this pace is consistent, based on the...
  • Intolerance – Any Subject Can Now Be Scrutinized

    02/24/2012 2:33:29 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-12 | Warren Beatty
    Today I saw a television commercial with many participants, all of them wearing tee-shirts with the slogan “Don’t stand for intolerance.” After the camera panned in on the slogan so we watchers could read it, all the participants sat down. I presume that the message was that they were not standing for intolerance. Does that mean that we are supposed to be tolerant of any behavior? While I guess that we are supposed to be tolerant of “alternate” lifestyles (the purpose of the commercial), are we also supposed to be tolerant of mediocrity, the results of public education, union...
  • Blood Clots and The Pill (1 in 3 contracepting women develop vascular clots)

    02/24/2012 2:25:09 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Lucy, Columbus, Ohio, Open Line Friday and it is your turn. CALLER: Hello, Rush. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: Hi. Yeah, I don't have a lot of time, I realize that. I want to get right to my point. I'm a vascular specialist who sees a lot of blood clots in the lung, in the leg, sometimes in the arteries, but a lot in the veins, and probably one out of every three blood clots that I see in women is from the use of contraception. RUSH: Wait just a minute. Wait just a minute. Are you telling me, did I...
  • Ty Andros Says The Golden Reality Is Starting To Dawn--02-24-2012

    02/24/2012 2:17:50 PM PST · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 02/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Ty Andros, of Traderview, joins us again this week to review the current global economic events. The head of the European Central Bank has started telling the truth, and the world might never be the same. Socialism just isn't working out like the brilliant architects of the collectivist scheme planned. In fact, they're collapsing faster than anyone ever thought possible. Europe and the US must eliminate needless regulations and cut taxes to unleash the private sector. Tax increases, like those in the UK, have not yielded the tax revenues that were anticipated. Increased taxation on the rich never works because...
  • Treating China as an enemy

    02/24/2012 2:17:28 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/24/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    I have just been sent a copy of Amitai Etzioni's essay "China: Making an Adversary" published in International Politics. It has been out for a while but is new to me and will not have been seen by most Telegraph readers. As you all know, Washington (and the West) is deeply split over how to handle China's spectacular renaissance. This is by far the most important issue in 21st-century geopolitics. It is not one we can afford to get wrong, and errors made today may prove irreversible. ChiCom aircraft carrier The new term "China hedge" has been coined, used by...
  • What if California decides the GOP nominee?

    02/24/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Here’s a bit of not too-far-fetched musing: What if the Party That Can’t Pick A King, aka Republicans, still hasn’t given any one candidate enough delegates to win the nomination by June 5? Then California could pick the Republican nominee for president. All by itself. Now, imagine that California Republicans make themselves king makers. What will that mean? ...
  • (REAL) DRIVER'S LICENSE, PLEASE: Drivers License Fraud a Security Threat

    02/24/2012 1:21:50 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/24/2012 |
    For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. As states continue to crack down on things like voter ID while others continue to seek ways to enforce immigration laws, near all states are now also trying to protect their most coveted form of ID-- the driver license...
  • The coming conflict with Iran … Part 2, The refusal to allow IAEA inspectors into Parchin

    02/24/2012 1:03:20 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 1 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | February 24, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    This is the second of several installments on Iran’s missile and nuclear programs. The first is here. Subject: Parchin Military Complex Coordinates: 35° 31.915'N 51° 45.116'E The Parchin Military Complex has been in the news lately because for the second time since the beginning the year, Iran has refused to allow IAEA inspectors to go there. Parchin is important because the IAEA and intelligence agencies of several nations have evidence that it was used to conduct tests of a dummy implosion device. These tests are important because they measure the accuracy and the degree of compression of the nuclear “pit”,...
  • Romney Bombs On His Home Field

    02/24/2012 12:44:20 PM PST · by CaroleL · 10 replies ^ | 02/24/12 | CaroleL
    Here's a great way to visualize former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's inability to inspire Republican primary voters: Imagine the candidate delivering a major speech at a pro football stadium. Now picture that instead of 65,000 cheering supporters, his actual audience is about 1,200 people seated quietly on the field directly in front of him. Unfortunately for Mr. Romney, no one needs to imagine that scenario. It's what actually happened today at Detroit's Ford Field. Instead of the major economic address promised by his campaign; the small audience was subjected to the same old policy ideas, quips and nervous laughter we've...
  • Machete-Wielding MS-13 Leader Convicted on Sex Trafficking Charges

    02/24/2012 12:01:31 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    BurkePatch ^ | February 23, 2012 | Will Sommer
    A member of the gang MS-13 from Springfield was found guilty of sex trafficking underage girls Thursday. A federal jury found Rances Ulices Amaya, 23, guilty of three counts of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child. Because of minimum sentencing guidelines, Amaya should receive at least 10 years in prison for each count. He could receive as much as life in prison when he is sentenced on June 1.
  • UN Still After Your Guns - Major Preparation Underway For Their "Arms Trade Treaty" Implementation

    02/24/2012 11:42:35 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 19 replies
    The UN is ramping up their gun control efforts. They concluded a meeting in preparation of their plans for an Arms Trade Agreement, and at that meeting, the idea was put forth that transfers of arms and ammunition to "non-state actors" should be specifically banned by the Treaty. The UN says that, "An eclectic set of national and regional control measures on arms transfers exists, but the absence of such an international framework has unnecessarily obscured transparency and trust." Their aim is to complete the Treaty by the end of this year. The UN claims that this treaty will not...
  • Fact-Check: Did Romney Lie About Cardinal and Contraception During Wednesday Debate?

    02/24/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 2/24/12 | Anonymous
    As readers know, if there is one thing that gets under our skin here at BCI, it is deception.  This one by former Gov. Romney about a situation here in Massachusetts affects how the country perceives values important to many Catholics, so BCI felt we could not let it sit without a response. In the Republican Presidential debate Wednesday evening at about 8:50pm or so, former Gov. Mitt Romney said he never infringed on the rights of Catholics as governor of Massachusetts by requiring the Catholic Church to provide morning-after pills to rape victims–it was “entirely voluntary” on the part...
  • Presto! Expensive (and subsidized) electric car turns into a useless brick

    02/24/2012 11:24:32 AM PST · by landsbaum · 32 replies
    We’ve noted many times how those costly electric cars (even after factoring in taxpayer subsidies for manufacturers, sellers and buyers) are hugely reliant on cheap fossil fuel. How else do you think they get the electricity they run on? Windmills? And this cartoon pretty much sums up the absurdity of that predicament: . . .
  • Unemployment Rate Not as Rosy as It Appears

    02/24/2012 11:18:23 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/20/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The days of Michigan leading the nation in the unemployment rate appear to be in the rear view mirror. Michigan’s unemployment rate of 9.3 percent in December ranks it 11th highest in the nation. The state's unemployment rate was 11.2 percent just four months earlier. But a big reason for the state’s rosier outlook is a large drop in the state’s labor force, something University of Michigan economist Don Grimes calls “one of the least understood results” of the economic recovery. Michigan’s workforce has dropped from 5.1 million in January 2006 to 4.6 million in December 2011. Michigan added 13,000...
  • Obama vs. GOP Candidates: Tax Plan Comparison

    02/24/2012 10:57:07 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-22 | Ryan Ellis
    Mitt Romney this week released “version 2.0” of his tax plan. It and those of his GOP primary competitors stands in contrast to the tax plan offered by President Barack Obama in his FY 2013 budget. In this budget, he announced that he is for tripling the tax rate on dividends, raising the tax rate at which the majority of small employer profits face taxation, hiking the capital gains rate, bringing the death tax to nearly half of an estate’s value, and raising taxes to hurt energy consumers. The list of tax hikes in the Obama budget is frankly staggering....
  • Jessie Sansone Latest Victim of New Age Schools and Complicit Cops

    02/24/2012 10:49:40 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 24, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Imagine for a moment that you are Jessie Sansone: a day like any other, going through the normal routine. You go to pick up your three kids from school and are confronted by a handful of Kitchener, Ontario’ finest. Your first thought is probably wondering if something awful has happened. You think of your kids – are they okay? Then confusion mixes with panic when you discover the cops are here for you. Now you really worry about the kids. Any short lived relief you feel is heavily quashed with the weight of unbelief when they inform you of your...
  • Testing how dumb they are, Obama tells college kids we can replace oil with pond scum

    02/24/2012 10:43:28 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies ^ | Feb. 24, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now that the Election of 2012 is heating up Barack Obama and his Party have to build some rationale for reelecting him. This process starts with developing a feel for just how much the halfwits who vote Democrat will fall for……. You can almost hear David Axelrod saying, “Send out Wasserman-Schultz and Pelosi to tell the dimwits unemployment is really going down the economy is doing great and the gas prices are up because Republicans won’t let the boss drill anywhere.” Yesterday Obama spoke ..ill-educated clapping seals at the University of Miami. ….“We’re making new investments in the development of...
  • Fuel from Algae?

    02/24/2012 10:29:04 AM PST · by stolinsky · 28 replies | 02-24-12 | stolinsky
    News report: President Obama declares that rather than drilling for new sources of oil, or building the pipeline, we should get fuel from algae. Algie saw the bear The bear saw Algie The bear was bulgy The bulge was Algie -- Red Skelton
  • The Contrivance in Mesa

    02/24/2012 10:26:55 AM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies ^ | 2/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    "The media have gone out of their way to hype this “bout” as something that improved the prospects for the wounded Romney campaign but in terms of famous title fights, it was hardly the “Thrilla in Manila”. The reality is that if we were going to dub Thursday’s CNN Debate as a boxing title fight “The Contrivance in Mesa” would be more appropriate. As I explained in the above video, below is a clip from the debate in Mesa, Arizona where the Mormon audience were booing Santorum as soon as he MENTIONED Romneycare. I have news for Romney followers; they...