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  • Obama’s Jonnie Carson is no comedian, he’s just a liar

    04/13/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It seems that when it comes to addressing Muslim terrorism, nobody in Barack Obama’s Administration can tell the truth. His Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jonnie Carson has declared the Muslim murder sprees in Nigeria are not driven by Islam’s hatred of any religion but their own. Carson said, “religion is not driving extremist violence” His statement came the day after a Christian church in Nigeria was bombed during an Easter Sunday service. The attack, which killed 39 Nigerian Christians, followed the same plan used by Boko Haram a Nigerian Islamist terrorist group when they killed 40 Nigerian...
  • Poll to FReep: Should UW have disciplined doctors ...

    04/13/2012 10:47:13 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | Unknown
    Should UW have disciplined doctors who signed sick notes for protesters at the Capitol last year? Yes 48% No 49% I'm not sure 4% Total Votes: 4106
  • Marc Faber-Go East Young Man/Woman--13.Apr.2012

    04/13/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/13/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents The renowned Dr. Doom also known as Dr. Marc Faber joined FSN today to discuss his latest commentary that it might just be time to start looking at real estate investments in severely distressed markets such as Florida and Arizona. Dr. Faber explained his outlook for the Western Economies, his forecasts for Gold and Silver, and his take on "printing press" economics. Ever voluble, while at the same time sounding the clarion call for the collapse of civilization, Dr. Faber talks about what things make for a happy, satisfying, and content life. Never dull, Dr. Faber has always...
  • Hilary Rosen's War On Mothers, Fathers, Children And Heteros

    04/13/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/13/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Hilary Rosen had an unusually hardened tone to her voice as she castigated Ann Romney on Anderson Cooper's CNN program the other night. What had this outspoken gay lady had against motherhood? She and her 3 year lesbian partner (at the time, as they are now split) have been outspoken for LGBTQ* rights, but also adopted twin girls, so you would think Ms. Rosen would have a handle on the sacrifice required to perform maternal duties. Yet, when I think of maternal instincts, neither she nor her former significant other seem to have that feminine, motherly quality required to raise...
  • You know government has lost its mind when…

    04/13/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 33 replies
    So, is there anyone left who still doesn’t recognize the absurd upside-down priorities of government driven by political correctness and environmental extremism? If so, get a gander at this news out of San Franciso (where else?): (CNSNews.com) – The government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to ‘translocate’ a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a$1.045-billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009. Yeah, a couple hundred grand of your tax money to move a bush. “Why?” you might ask. . .
  • Two-Handed Michigan Recovery is Real

    04/13/2012 8:23:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2012 | James Hohman
    Harry Truman remarked that he was “in search of a one-armed economist, so that the guy could never make a statement and then say: ‘on the other hand.’” Michigan’s economic recovery is real, but it’s going to take a while to regain what the state lost, if it ever does. For the first time in over a decade, Michigan is showing solid signs of economic growth. Michigan received two bits of good economic news this week — that state personal income was growing above average and that its unemployment rate continues its decline. This is good, but the state still...
  • IMF’s Lagarde Calls for DeMarco to Perform Principal Reductions – “Escargot Endrun”

    04/13/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/13/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    At a speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C., IMF’s head Christine Lagarde called for the U.S. to perform principal reductions for residential mortgages. ... the IMF said U.S. steps to tackle the problem have had limited effect. The agency recommended wider efforts to reduce the value of mortgages rather than rescheduling or refinancing them. “Fannie and Freddie have to be part of the equation,” Lagarde said, wading into a vigorous U.S. policy debate. “U.S. households have to be able to unload a bit.” As I mentioned at the Brookings Institute on earlier this week, there is no evidence...
  • NOW President Claims Stay At Home Moms Lack ‘Life Experience’ & “Imagination’

    04/13/2012 8:09:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-13-12 | Curt
    Why do Democrats hate Mothers? The Democrats continue to give us gifts. Here is NOW President Terry O'Neill on Ann Romney: TERRY O’NEILL: What would we be saying if Hillary Clinton had said this: that Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? That’s my understanding that’s an accurate statement, and that raises the exact issue that Hilary Rosen was trying to get to, which is do Mr. & Mrs. Romney have the kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are...
  • Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman: both victims of Black Leadership!

    04/13/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Through their actions, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman have become forever entwined in the history of race relations of America. Both had cell phones. One saw what he thought was suspicious activity, (someone walking on others property, between houses, late at night), and called the police. Because he was not in the street, but between houses, Zimmerman apparently continued to follow Martin. He did so against the advice of the 911 operator, supposedly to get an address. Allegedly, at this point, Zimmerman was attacked and beaten, leading to his shooting his attacker. Trayvon Martin the other man in this case...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Bread and Racial Circuses

    04/13/2012 4:44:44 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | April 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the bread. The economy is in the toilet and unless you know someone who ponied up for a front row seat at an Obama fundraiser, it's staying there. Better together is the slogan, which means it only gets better if you stay together with The One. And I don't mean vote for him, I mean get the hook up. Just ask Warren Buffett, economic reform crusader, billionaire class warrior and inside dealer. But don't worry, we may not have bread, but we do have racial circuses, brought to you live with occasional commercial interruptions by every network and news...
  • John Fund: The New Black Panthers’ Unpunished Threats

    04/13/2012 4:26:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 13, 2012 | John Fund
    George Zimmerman is facing charges of second-degree murder. A jury will decide his guilt or innocence. Here’s hoping the criminal-justice system cools rather than exacerbates the passions the killing of Trayvon Martin has raised. But Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t helping. Wednesday, he appeared before the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to praise Sharpton “for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.” This is the same Al Sharpton who...
  • Trayvon Martin case: Relief, hope in Sanford, Fla., after Zimmerman charged (Sing Kumbaya)

    04/13/2012 3:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    EOTM Media / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joseph Freeman
    Emotions of grim satisfaction mixed with doses of celebratory approval circulated throughout pockets of Sanford Wednesday evening, as news traveled through town that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was in custody and staring down charges of second-degree murder for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking home from a convenience store on Feb. 26 when the fateful encounter occurred. Six tense weeks had elapsed since Trayvon's death, which spurred a national conversation about gun rights and the self-defense laws that were blamed for delaying Mr. Zimmerman's arrest, the history of race relations in the central...
  • National Drivers' License Data Base?

    04/13/2012 1:08:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Already removed mine- and recommend you do the same Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the net, including your own! Searched for mine and there it was, picture and all... THANK YOU DHS  There's still an opt-out option though, so go to the web site, and enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked 'Please Remove.'  This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement. Notify all your friends so they can protect themselves, too- National Drivers' License Data Base NowPublic  ...
  • Did the administration and the media shoot itself in the foot in the Trayvon Martin controversy?

    04/12/2012 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 32 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 13, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Gateway Pundit carries an interview of Janet Murgula, President of La Raza, on Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton (guest host Andre Eggelletion). The gist of the conversation is Hispanics and blacks should join forces to address common “problems.” It is curious why such a conversation is taking place at the height of the Trayvon Martin issue. It seems the controversy is now driving a wedge between Hispanics and blacks. Janet Murgula wouldn't have made her statement otherwise. The friction has long been there. Look at the street gangs of Los Angeles, look at the prison gangs. They are...
  • Translation Services

    04/12/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT · by agee · 1 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/12/2012 | Aaron Gee
    Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what a public figure means when what they say doesn’t match the facts in any way shape or form. In this post I will take a few recent public statements, provide a translation, as well as what they were hoping you’d think. Please note, our translations may not be 100% accurate, but we strive very hard to read the minds of various public figures. Enjoy! The Statement: “The House budget once again fails the test of balance, fairness, and shared responsibility.” – President Obama What He Meant: It’s not my budget What He Hoped...
  • City Council Awakens to Evil and Defeats It (Agenda 21)

    04/12/2012 5:37:45 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    The City of Colfax, CA reportedly defeated UN Agenda 21 by a 4-0 vote and passed Resolution No. 12-2012. Ken Delfino, one of the City Councilmen, reportedly wrote a letter describing what he learned about UN Agenda 21 and urges others to educate themselves about it too. You can help by sending these three items of information to your City Council Members. If they’re uninterested, be sure to campaign against them, so that they are defeated when they run for re-election. 1. Here is the reported letter in its entirety (a link to the letter is not yet available). Dear...
  • It’s going to be a tough sell

    04/12/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-12 | DrJohn
    In announcing the charge of second degree murder brought against George Zimmerman, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey said "We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts on any given case as well as the laws of the state of Florida." I am not so certain. It's an interesting charge and more severe than many expected and it may prove to be a difficult hurdle to clear: But prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, experts say. They will...
  • Rodney King Pleads For Calm In Trayvon Martin Case

    04/12/2012 4:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KVIA-TV / CNN ^ | April 12, 2012 | Stan Wilson
    When Florida authorities announced they were charging George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Rodney King told CNN he was not surprised. "The justice system takes so long but it works and I am waiting, like the rest of us, to get to the facts and carefully, thoroughly, get to the truth without drawing conclusions," he said Thursday. While many of the facts in the case are not yet clear, King said he's sure about one thing: the identity of the person whose screams were heard on a 911 call made by...
  • Of Crap Sandwiches and Grand Bargains

    04/12/2012 3:47:25 PM PDT · by esarlls3
    The Delivery Show ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jimmie Bise
    Episode 141 – Of Crap Sandwiches and Grand Bargains What I need ... is a Republican Party that understands that it’s only useful when it is a brightly-contrasting counterpoint to the big-government, overspending, totalitarian-leaning Democratic Party. I’m not going to get that this election, so I’ve offered the GOP a deal. Call it a compromise, if you like because “compromise” sounds so much nicer than “one last chance for them to redeem themselves”. The show got a bit ranty, especially in the second half, but it needed to be that way. These days, the only way to get the attention...
  • You thought it was only greedy capitalists who find California unfriendly?

    04/12/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 13 replies
    le this under “There (almost) goes the neighborhood.” Lucasfilm announced this week that despite many years of planning and investment, the continuing regulatory delays and furious opposition of neighbors has led the company to abandon efforts to build a large production studio in Marin County, north of San Francisco. “We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire, and if we are to stay on schedule we must act on those opportunities,” Lucasfilm said it a statement . . .