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  • Who's The Real Threat: Ted Nugent or Barack Obama?

    04/21/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    So the Army cancels Ted Nugent's concert at Fort Knox, citing a conflict of interest over his recent comments. How ironic being I'd wager that 80% of our military, if not higher, can't stand Obama and share Nugent's sentiments. Obviously this decision was forced upon military leaders via the Oval Office as an attempt to discredit Nugent and paint him as yet another Tea Party radical. Sadly, Ted probably cares more for our fighting men and women than our Marxist in Chief. I guess the fact that Al Sharpton promised violence over the Trayvon Martin case - which hadn't even...
  • So You Want To Vote, Eh?

    04/21/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 7 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2012-04-21 12:01 | Karl Denninger
    So You Want To Vote, Eh? Pick your poison. One is marked "Arsenic", the other "Cyanide": A firm that was one of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s top financial boosters in March is owned by a former Fidelity Investments trader who settled a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation in 2008. Seaspray Partners LLC of Palm Beach, Florida, gave $400,000 on March 1 to Restore Our Future, a political action committee that supports Romney, according to a report filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission. It was the sixth-largest gift last month to the super-PAC backing the former Massachusetts governor....
  • Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment

    04/21/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Convinced that unfettered freedom of speech is destroying our democracy, congressional Democrats are proposing that the First Amendment of the US Constitution be, itself, amended. “As it stands right now, the Constitution says that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech,” complained Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass), co-sponsor of the proposed amendment. “Well, we want to make a law, we need to make a law that puts clamps on unwarranted criticism of the government.” The proposed amendment is seen as necessary to protect the pending DISCLOSE Act from possibly being overturned by the Supreme Court. This Act would require...
  • U.N. to debut plan for world socialism in June–time for US to exit?

    04/21/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies ^ | 4.21.12 | Jeffrey Klein
    The United Nations is holding its’ “Conference on Sustainable Development” in Rio de Janero, Brazil, over three separate sessions in June, to which organizers, led by UN Conference Secretary-General of Rio+20, Sha Zukang [who 'really doesn't like Americans'], expect 193 attendees from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders, according to the Sarah de Sainte Croix March 20, 2012 article in The Rio Times. The stated themes of this colossal conference, which is structured around a 204-page report titled, “Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective,” are “the green economy in the context...
  • Will there be a Catholic/Mormon Evangelical Connection for the 2012 elections?

    04/21/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/21/2012 | Jerry Todd
    In the Republican primaries, one by one an excellent slate of pretenders fell to blunders and/or well-funded partisan attacks. Money created the dominance of Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum. Rick stayed in the race in spite of being outspent 8 to 1. This GOP primary revealed the spread of preferences in Republican ranks, from RINO to Tea Party. That’s good if the Party has sense enough to use its best weapons. Missing so far is a strong Hispanic presence that is available – over 63% refer to themselves as conservative or moderate. In the 2010 elections the day was carried...
  • PA State 31st District Race is Classic Establishment vs. Conservative Battle (My Title)

    04/21/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT · by LoveUSA ^ | March 28, 2012 | Pat Henry as HanoverHenry
    Actual Title: Articulate Conservative Andy Shaw Challenges Planned Parenthood's Favorite State Senator Pat Vance in GOP PrimaryState Senator Pat Vance is one of the finest representatives of the “establishment Republicans” who are willing to sound so very conservative when facing primary elections but who tack to the left when they are safely reelected. In fact, Senator Pat Vance gets along especially well with those who values voter oriented conservatives don’t hold in the highest regard. The incumbent’s rather nice and comfortable remarks (at a GOP forum in York, PA) were in rather marked contrast with those of Andy Shaw who...
  • Pundit Asks “Would Dumping the First African-American President Be Racist?”

    04/21/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews wondered whether it would be racist for voters to oust Barack Obama from the presidency. “When he was running in 2008 there was some speculation that not voting for him could be construed as racist,” Matthews remembered. “Then he was only a candidate with little political experience. Now, though, he has three plus years as president under his belt. He has the executive experience he lacked in 2008. And incumbents are generally reelected. If he gets bounced by someone who has no presidential experience wouldn’t that be even more racist?” Matthews further suggested that “to judge him...
  • Video: Stuff Cronies Say

    I'm pretty sure this is how DC people actually talk: Stuff cronies sayWe need to stop these cronies.
  • Signs and wonders for the Obama faithful

    04/21/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    You can tell they are desperate in Chicago at Obama reelection headquarters. After 3+ years of abject failure, Obama supporters could use a little encouragement. Signs that the guy who scorns those who cling to the guns and religion enjoys some sort of blessing. No need for God to be involved. The search for omens ends up in a glass of beer. And not the usual way, either. Check out this email blast from the campaign:
  • Elizabeth Warren: Higher Taxes For You….Not For Me

    04/21/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-21-12 | Curt
    Don't you just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning? Having criticized her Republican opponent for voting against a millionaires' tax measure, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said here Friday that she opted not to pay a voluntary higher tax rate in Massachusetts. "I paid my taxes, and I did not make a charitable contribution to the state," Warren, who worked with the Obama administration to create the new consumer financial protection bureau, said when asked if she paid a 5.85 percent state income tax instead of the standard 5.3 percent -- a choice given to Massachusetts taxpayers....
  • From Planned Parenthood Flack to HHS Mouthpiece

    04/21/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 21, 2012 | JP
    Imagine if the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hired the former spokesman for the National Socialist Movement, the nation’s largest neo-Nazi organization, to be its deputy director for public affairs. It would be the moral equivalent of the decision by the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services to hire the former mouthpiece for Planned Parenthood, which aborts nearly 300,000 unborn children each year, to be its new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. HHS waited until near the close of business yesterday to announce that Tait Sye, who spent four and a half years defending Planned Parenthood’s yearly...
  • Doolittle Raiders: patriots and men of courage when America needed them

    04/21/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 21st, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Seventy years ago this week sixteen Army Air Force B-25 Mitchells took off from the heaving deck of the Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Hornet. This was the first time in the Second World War that America took the fight to the enemy. The raiders who were led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, struck Japan in a demonstration ofAmerica’s determination to take the fight to Japan’s home soil. This raid was a morale booster for a nation that was still recovering from the attack onPearl Harbor. The concept of launching medium bombers from a carrier was conceived by Navy Captain Francis...
  • Rebuilding America (saturbray)

    04/21/2012 8:02:18 AM PDT · by bray · 5 replies ^ | 4/21/12 | bray
    Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and LOVE. 2 John 1:3 This election will be the first election in perhaps a century which will be all about the future. Do we continue to go backwards to a Soviet style economy or do we move forward and begin to trust the American model. The question will be, do you want to be Americans who believe in their fellow man or do we continue on the Eastern European model that requires an all powerful gummit controlling your...
  • ALL Any American Needs to Know About the Astonishing Obama Debt Crisis... in Pictures

    04/21/2012 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 21, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Your credit card's been stolen- and the punk that  did it has been running hog-wild ever since Every American voter needs to see this stuff...  please help to drill reality into some of the thicker skulls within your own personal sphere from now until the election.  Just look at the charts, what's to debate unless you're talking to some hard-core, incurable Cloward-Pivenist?  We're doomed if we don't 86 this guy... period More at Reaganite Republican... RightChange  SodaHead   PoliticoMafioso   FinanceWand One Conservative Voice   TownHall   DittoRush   The Roanoke Slant    TerrellAfterMath   Cartoon-a-Day   Two Minute Conservative   BabylonToday
  • Windy City Watchdog Robert Wiedrich Dies

    04/21/2012 3:59:47 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Robert Wiedrich, "one of the original watchdog reporters who went after Chicago's corrupt politicians and mobsters," died at the age of 85 last Saturday as reported by Erin Meyer for the Chicago Tribune. Wiedrich was born to investigate wise guys and dirty cops. The veteran reporter from The Chicago Tribune recently published his memoir Windy City Watchdog, and his nose for news was evident even as a boy growing up during the depression on the Near North Side when Al Capone still ruled the town. He recounts as a kid watching a steady parade of men using a back staircase...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Planet Liberal

    04/21/2012 12:52:17 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, April 20, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    PLANET LIBERAL On Planet Liberal this man is the embodiment of white racism. On Planet Earth, he came into the courtroom much as you would expect a man who had not wanted to be in a lethal confrontation and did not spend his time licking his chops at the prospect of killing a black teenager. On Planet Liberal this was supposed to be some inverse version of To Kill a Mockingbird, A Time to Kill and every other of the numerous entries in that genre. On Planet Earth, it's looking like a weak case with an incompetent and unethical prosecutor...

    04/20/2012 11:58:42 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 18 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | Republican Party Animals
    VIDEO: "Woe Oh, Here He Comes, Watch out Bo, he'll chew you up, he's a dog eater" Watch his and be prepared to wet your pants! Produced by Republican Party Animals and sung to the classic Hall & Oates tune, "She's a Man Eater," with an Obama dog-eating twist. This goes viral in 1..2..3.
  • Triple Lutz Report-The Nannies Are Coming To Take You Away, Ha Ha--20.Apr.2012

    04/20/2012 11:35:59 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/21/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents The uber Nannies believe that your freedom is what makes the world such a messed up place. If only you could be controlled just a bit more, things would be so much better. Whether it's smoking in New York City, donating "unhealthy" food to the poor, closing nightclubs and dance halls in Weston Florida, banning lead in hunting ammo, or banning feeding and hunting of deer, freedom is lingering in the horizon. Please don't take anything for granted. Will Da Boyz be coming for your guns? Your gold? How about your IRA or 401k? Don't be surprised, these...
  • Um, Yeah. I've been saying this for 6 months

    04/20/2012 11:28:00 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 11 replies ^ | April 20, AD 2012 5:34 PM MST | Ann Barnhardt
    Jon Corzine IS one of Obama's top bundlers. Present tense. IS. Not "was." IS. This has been known for the last six months. I've been saying this all along. HE NEVER STOPPED BUNDLING. Weekly Standard Citation Here The Obama "campaign", which is really just a money laundering racket, released its first quarter of 2012 data today and Jon Corzine is confirmed to have bundled IN EXCESS of $500,000 for Obama in Q1 2012. Do you people understand why it is that I rant and rave and jump up and down, wave my arms and use potty-mouth language? Do you understand...

    04/20/2012 10:04:13 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 20, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Thomas Sowell is not only one of the finest columnists in the business, he's a prolific author, a brilliant economist, and he has an incomparable knack for simplifying complex concepts that few other human beings can match. Enjoy the distilled wisdom!..
  • Obama Press Secretary Says GOP Is Politicizing Election

    04/20/2012 10:00:16 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 53 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 April 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama's Press Secretary Jay Carney lashed out at the GOP for “politicizing the upcoming elections.” “They're trying to exploit so-called scandals and policy failures for political gain,” Carney complained. The scandals referenced by Carney included the sexploits of the Secret Service in Columbia and lavish parties thrown by the General Services Administration (GSA). “These things aren't the President's fault,” Carney insisted. “Historically, the role of the Secret Service has been to cover up the President's illicit sexual liaisons, not engage in their own. What would've happened to President Kennedy or Clinton if their bodyguards had been as self-serving as...
  • New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

    04/20/2012 9:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. -- A new photograph released by ABC News shows George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head. The network says it was able to verify the photo was taken in Sanford on the night of the shooting using it's embedded data. The photo was reportedly shot by an anonymous source with an iPhone three minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. The source told ABC News that Zimmerman told them to call his wife and "tell her I shot someone." The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense...

    04/20/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 20, 2012
    MUST WATCH VIDEO: "These are American voters, people! No wonder Democrats (and even most Republicans) tell everyone they should vote because it's their "patriotic duty." I disagree. If you're an uninformed, brainwashed idiot, like the Obama voters in this video, it is your patriotic duty NOT to vote, and to let those who know what in the hell is going on to vote in your stead..."
  • Zimmerman's Bond Hearing: Mark O'Mara Gets Rave Reviews for His Performance (Amateur prosecution?)

    04/20/2012 8:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 20, 2012 | Mari Fagel.
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  • Has Our Government Failed Us?

    04/20/2012 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 16 replies
    4-20-12 | Self
    Our Founding Father's established the most remarkable system of government the world has ever seen. Not only did they defy a tyrant in order to achieve their vision but also defeated the British twice in order to secure our way of life. It is no doubt that the Founders were impressive visionaries but how far has our government drifted from the Founder's original intent? One of the duties of government is to collect taxes (and we know they exercise their right to tax) but in the Constitution it states “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties,...
  • Triple Lutz Report-The Nannies Are Coming To Take You Away, Ha Ha--20.Apr.2012

    04/20/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/20/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents The uber Nannies believe that your freedom is what makes the world such a messed up place. If only you could be controlled just a bit more, things would be so much better. Whether it's smoking in New York City, donating "unhealthy" food to the poor, closing nightclubs and dance halls in Weston Florida, banning lead in hunting ammo, or banning feeding and hunting of deer, freedom is lingering in the horizon. Please don't take anything for granted. Will Da Boyz be coming for your guns? Your gold? How about your IRA or 401k? Don't be surprised, these...
  • Excerpts from Zimmerman's apology, testimony

    04/20/2012 3:18:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    In an unusual move, George Zimmerman took the witness stand Friday to apologize to the parents of Trayvon Martin for fatally shooting their 17-year-old son. Assistant prosecutor Bernardo de la Rionda took the opportunity to grill the neighborhood watch volunteer about some of the statements he made to police. Here's a partial transcript of Zimmerman's testimony: Zimmerman: I wanted to say I am very sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am, and I did not know if he was armed or...
  • The Nanny State Update

    04/20/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-04-20 | [Staff]
    Nanny Bloomberg’s at it again; exasperated environmentalists try another approach to save spotted owls; and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood moonlights as a traffic cop all in this week’s edition of Nanny State overreach. Highway to Hell: Last week we brought you news of Nanny State regulators at NHTSA battling what they now call “the distracted driving epidemic.” Perhaps they should add Transportation Secretary LaHood to their expanding list of potential distractions. In a fit of self-righteousness LaHood claimedduring a speech this week that he hasn’t used a cellphone while driving in over three years. LaHood also stated that he...
  • Jeff Berwick-Getting Your Gold Out of Dodge--20.Apr.2012

    04/20/2012 12:30:01 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/20/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents Jeff Berwick of the erstwhile has written a report entitled, Getting Your Gold out of Dodge. Jeff believes that as governments get more desperate and continue to run out of money, they will resort to outright confiscation of their citizen's wealth and assets. This has already occurred in places like Argentina and Ireland and in many other countries. We saw this trend in Argentina, when the government nationalized YPF, an oil company partly owned by Spanish concerns. If governments will steal each other's property, who can rightly believe they won't go after their citizens' property? Therefore, Jeff...
  • Is George Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder?

    04/20/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/2012 | Doug Book
    From the projects to the White House, February’s shooting death of punk-in-the-making Trayvon Martin has provided a ready-made call to arms for the nation’s professional race hustlers. Even the President has taken advantage of this opportunity to pimp a black death for electoral profit. And though it isn’t surprising that much of the national media have ignored the way in which the facts of the shooting apply to Florida statute, it does seem difficult to believe that no one in the nation is interested. Given the many conflicting stories concerning surveillance video and witness testimony it is difficult to know...
  • Ty Andros-Nothing to See Here, Just Spain & Italy Imploding--20.Apr.2012

    04/20/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/20/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents Ty Andros and I do the weekly wrap up today, Friday, April 20. Not much is happening in the world today other than Spain, Italy and the global financial system continuing their respective marches toward implosion and oblivion. As Lady Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." In the US and Europe, this happened long ago. Only now are we seeing the results of profligate uncontrolled government spending and the ceaseless expansion of the welfare state. If you've been following Ty and me, you know there's nothing...
  • Obama: do as I don’t do. Pay more taxes

    04/20/2012 12:00:42 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum
    President Barack Obama has gotten a lot of mileage out of touting his “Buffett Rule” to force millionaires to pay more in taxes. Maybe he thinks earning three-quarters of a million gives him a free ride. . .
  • Infinite Taxpayer Money Needed for Electric Truck Company's Survival

    04/20/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 20, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Despite a new report out of the United Kingdom that says the future of the business is bleak without government subsidies, a three-year-old unprofitable electric truck company that received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer stimulus plans to raise more money via an initial public offering. Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles was launched in January 2009, and despite its lack of track record and the inexperience of its leadership, theDepartment of Energy awarded the company$10 million in August 2009, and an additional $22 million in March 2010, for an electric truck demonstration program. The company was little more than a...
  • Side by Side Comparison of Original Local Agenda 21 Plan for New Rochelle (GreeNR) to Final Version

    04/20/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 6 replies
    Talk of the Sound ^ | Robert Cox
    Just in time for Earth Day, Talk of the Sound has reviewed the Local Agenda 21 plan for New Rochelle, NY created under an ICLEI program first announced in 2009 and analyzed changes to the document made after the New Rochelle City Council voted to adopt the plan in 2011. Earth Day falls each year on April 22nd. It is the two-year anniversary of the release of the original GreeNR plan. Talk of the Sound conducted a similar analysis when GreeNR was released in 2010 and many of the concerns we raised were raised at Council. In some cases, items...
  • Courage and Inspiration, Across the Centuries

    04/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Lexington and Warsaw... By April 19, 1775, the British armed forces had been occupying Boston, Massachusetts for almost seven years. Soldiers demanded room and board from the residents of this religious town, founded over a century before by immigrants seeking a safe and hospitable place to live and work and practice their quiet, respectable, honorable denomination. But the British grew ever more tyrannical in the 1760s, until soldiers were underfoot, on the corner, in the shops, in the Bostonians’ very homes. Their freedom – the liberty their ancestors had braved the dangers of ocean voyage...
  • The media can ignore it, but Obama is losing big among Catholics which will seal his doom

    04/20/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since such records have been kept no Democrat presidential candidate has ever lost the “Catholic vote” and won the general election. Republicans can win a general election despite losing the “Catholic vote” but a Democrat simply can’t. This makes Barack Obama’s war on Christians in general and Catholics in particular so dangerous for him and his Party. The results of a new Pew survey of voters by religious affiliation, holds devastating news for Obama’s chances of reelection. The ease with which it can be found proves this news is being purposely ignored by a delusional media that believes Obama is...
  • Over heard at Target EBT/Welfare/foodstamp card user not allowed to use discounts/coupons

    04/20/2012 10:41:19 AM PDT · by cableguymn · 31 replies
    Myself | 04/20/2012 | Self
    Not sure if this a company wide policy or a store policy for the store I was at. Standing in line a gal with her 2 kids was checking out. didn't think much of it. She presents her coupons and a target 5% off card from the pharmacy rewards.. what the cashier said after that floored me. "I'm sorry. You can't use these with a ebt card" She had 40 dollars worth of discounts. At this point I was tempted to head to another check out lane but I waited to see how it would play out. Manager comes over...
  • End U.S. Global Taxation to Boost American Tech Investment

    04/20/2012 10:02:56 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-04-19 | [Staff]
    This week, the Greenlining Institute released a study slamming tech companies for keeping a substantial portion of their assets overseas. According to the study, American tech firms held $430 billion in cash off American shores, an increase of 21 percent since last year. All told, $1.4 trillion in assets are held overseas, and the tech sector represents about 30 percent of it. Assuming the study’s numbers are accurate, it’s completely understandable and it’s justified. The blame should not be laid at the feet of tech companies, but at the feet of the IRS. The U.S. is the only nation in...
  • Is George Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder?

    04/20/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | Doug Book , staff writer
    From the projects to the White House, February’s shooting death of punk-in-the-making Trayvon Martin has provided a ready-made call to arms for the nation’s professional race hustlers. Even the President has taken advantage of this opportunity to pimp a black death for electoral profit. And though it isn’t surprising that much of the national media have ignored the way in which the facts of the shooting apply to Florida statute, it does seem difficult to believe that no one in the nation is interested. Given the many conflicting stories concerning surveillance video and witness testimony it is difficult to know...
  • Dozen Diplomats to Get New $25 Million Palatial Parisian Crib

    04/20/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 19, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Embassy in Paris is building a new residential facility to house a dozen diplomatic staff members -- and the project will cost taxpayers up to $25 million to design and build. The U.S. Department of State will construct the facility on U.S. government-owned property near the existing embassy, according to a presolicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research. The proposed compound includes plans for a 90-vehicle underground parking garage.The new structure will supplement, not replace, The Chancery, as the embassy is known, which: Today, the Chancery faces the Avenue Gabriel and the...
  • Parsons Blames Glass-Steagall Repeal for Crisis (1/3rd of Clinton’s Housing Trifecta)

    04/20/2012 8:47:21 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/20/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    There was an interesting story on entitled “Parsons Blames Glass-Steagall Repeal for Crisis.” What Mr. Parsons fails to recognize is the spider web of regulations that started with Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Great Depression. It was a bet that has resulted in millions of foreclosures and the near collapse of the financial market and economy. National Homeownership Strategy: Partners in the American Dream – 1995 NHSDream Action 44: Flexible Mortgage Underwriting Criteria The partnership should support efforts to increase local lender awareness and use of the flexible underwriting criteria established by the secondary market, FHA, and VA. Resulting...
  • Genovese Turncoat Unflappable Under Cross

    04/20/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/20/12 | Friends of Ours
    Anthony "Bingy" Arillotta, the flipped Genovese capo who is the star witness for federal prosecutors at the racketeering trial against reputed soldier Emilio Fusco, cooly brushed off personal attacks during cross-examination by the defendant's lawyer Richard B. Lind who targeted the ex-mobster's supposed "history of broken promises, murderous intentions and a beholden status to the government" as reported by The Republican. * * * Juries are sophisticated enough to understand that a rat carries baggage, and they aren't looking for boy scouts and choir boys. Indeed, a flipped witness is credible precisely because he's a slimeball. Who else would be...
  • The president needs to learn how to salute

    04/20/2012 6:10:33 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 23 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    There are few walks of life nobler or more rewarding than a military career. Military personnel work long, arduous hours, often under intense stress and in extreme danger to their own life and limb. They spend months away from their loved ones while on call 24/7 in an intensely unsafe and unfriendly environment. In return, they receive low pay and lose many of the freedoms of choice they take an oath to protect, freedoms the rest of us take for granted. I’ve been proud of my country, and especially its military, from the time I was a small boy, when...
  • Former President Clinton Makes Statement re. Deplorable Secret Service Scandal

    04/20/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Speedunque
  • Fairness and Theft (NPR and Taxes)

    04/20/2012 4:18:06 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Brooklyn Young Republican Club ^ | April 20, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.This apothegm, like many nuggets of wisdom you might have stumbled across whilst skimming your conservative friend’s Facebook page or Twitter feed, is a quote from Dr. Thomas Sowell, historian, economist, professor, and one of the shrewdest observers of human nature of the late 20th and early 21st Century. It popped into my head a few weeks ago while listening to This American Life, an extremely popular radio program broadcast on NPR, which usually devotes an hour to examining a topic of either topical or...
  • George Zimmerman: Community meeting leads to 9-point proposal

    04/19/2012 11:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | April 19, 2012 | John W. Davis, Reporter
    SANFORD -- City and community leaders held a community meeting Thursday night to discuss the Trayvon Martin case. Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte and Acting Police Chief Darren Scott attended the meeting, which took place at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. During the meeting, Sanford leaders rolled out a preliminary nine-point plan aimed to move the community forward. However, several community members felt the most important point was absent. Community members are still calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who has temporarily stepped down. City Manager Norton Bonaparte defended his decision to not fire Lee. “The...
  • Wanna See Socialism Up Close And Real Personal-Like ?

    04/19/2012 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 29 replies
    My Brain | 4/20/12 | Alan Levy
    From the deranged mind of Shaun Donovan, Chairman Obama's Housing and Urban Development, uh... Secretary: (Emphasis added to the juicy parts, outrage is brackets) *********************************** " September 30, 2011 DRAFT - 2012 – 2015 Environmental 1 Justice Strategy for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Message from the Secretary The ongoing housing and economic crisis has touched every family in one way or another – but for low-income and minority communities, it’s been particularly devastating. [Lost your house ? Tough toenails.] Not only have these communities watched as nearly two decades of economic gains were rolled back...
  • We asked you: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial?

    04/19/2012 9:26:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012
    We asked you: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial? YES 35% NO 65% Media have already tried Zimmerman It seems quite unlikely at this point. I want to believe that our legal system will work and that justice will be served. However, the state versus Zimmerman case has been tried in the media. The mind readers have decided George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin solely because he was black and that Zimmerman is a racist. The likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the New Black Panther Party have condemned the man, and crowds seem to echo their sentiments... --snip--...
  • Passing the Buck and Taking Names | Obama’s GSA

    04/19/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 11 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | April 19, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * By: Larry Walker, Jr. *“Ultimately the buck stops with me… I'm going to be accountable." ~ Barack Obama *What a load of bull! Harry Reid’s U.S. Senate hasn’t passed a budget resolution since April 29, 2009. Barack Obama hasn’t presented a budget, at least not one acceptable to either Democrats or Republicans, since the day he set foot in office. Yet he thinks he should keep his job. But that’s not how it works in America. Obama was given a fair shot; he had his fair share of opportunities, but he chose to pass the buck, running his mouth...
  • TAKEN: America's Great Spiritual Leaders. Who & What will Replace Them?

    04/19/2012 8:06:42 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | Scott Ryan (Publius321)
    It seems as though I was wrong in my assumption that "the support of Christians is not something that can be brokered". Unless - we are wrong about what it means to -BE- a Christian. For the past several years of America’s decline, I have seen world events through a different prism. It is as though world events contain clear symbolism. It is as though God is warning us but we are not listening. We were founded on Christian principles. The Bible itself is quoted in our founding documents more than Montesquieu, Blackstone or Lock. Yet the Republican Party –...