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  • Why Barack Sarkozy lost

    05/07/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-12 | DrJohn
    It turns out that left wingers really do believe in unicorns. Even in France. François Hollande has defeated Nicolas Sarkozy in the French Presidential election. Honestly, sometimes it's not easy to take the French people seriously. Hollande made a number of campaign promises, including Hollande wants to renegotiate a hard-won European treaty on budget cuts that Germany's Angela Merkel and Sarkozy had championed. He wants more government stimulus, and more government spending in general despite concerns from markets that France needs to urgently trim its huge debts. and Hollande’s win represents a groundshift in European politics; with a socialist president,...
  • The campaign is underway. What do you think Obama’s bragging about? Obamacare? Not exactly…

    05/07/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    In case you missed it, the presidential campaign is underway. How do we know? That’s a good point, actually, because the incumbent has been campaigning non-stop ever since his last campaign ended. But TV ads are rolling out, so this must indicate a new phase, at least, if not the starting point. What, you may ask, is President Barack Obama pointing to as his great accomplishment? First, ask yourself . . .
  • Dudley Baker Gives the Inside Scoop on Insiders--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: Dudley Baker of and joined us for another look at the recently decimated precious metals mining sector. While markets like we've had lately may try men's souls, he's confident sooner rather than later, this value and other economic factors will result in a swarm of investors gobbling up these shares. Insider buying, a crucial indicator for Dudley's model, has been trending up in a number of miners, and this is probably good news for investors. Dudley gets up-to-the-minute updates on insiders purchases and sales and presents them regularly in his database, along with stocks that have...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected

    05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott McDonnell
    Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment. Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday. Attorney Mark O’Mara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case. Once that is done, O’Mara said discovery or the state’s evidence will begin to flow. It’s likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public. O’Mara continues to...
  • City Warns Victims of Vandalism

    05/07/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    San Francisco businesses whose windows were broken by “Occupy” protesters and whose subsequently boarded-up buildings were spray-painted with graffiti by local hoodlums were advised by city officials that they would be fined $500 a day if “the facilities are not put in acceptable condition within 30 days.” “Rules are rules,” said Otto Lawless, head of the City’s Zoning Enforcement Division. “I have to do my job. Can you imagine how decrepit and dilapidated our city would look if I didn’t.” Lawless said the affected businesses who feel that the police could’ve done more to protect their property in the first...
  • Greece Will Experience Hyper Inflation and So Will the Rest of Europe--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 9 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: "Ranting" Andy Hoffman was with us today to review the ever declining and disintegrating world economy and to offer us his weekly insight into the precious metals markets. While gold and silver prices have been under repeated attack, Spain, Portugal and Italy have become complete basket-cases. Add to that, the election of a socialist government over the weekend in France, declining support for Merkel in Germany, and Conservative Party losses in England, and you have the prescription for a hyper-inflationary bust. In Greece, the major parties only received 35 percent of the vote, with the majority being split...
  • Renewable Energy Standard Driving Prices Higher in States, Europe

    05/07/2012 2:02:01 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/7/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Those backing the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs Initiative say states that have mandated of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025 are doing just fine. Opponents of higher green energy mandates point to studies showing that claim to be disingenuous. Assuming its backers turn in enough valid petition signatures, the MEMJI, better known as the 25/25 proposal, will be on the statewide ballot in November. If passed, it would require that 25 percent of Michigan's energy be produced by renewable sources by 2025. Those who tout the 25/25 proposal say that the higher requirement, called a Renewable Portfolio Standard, would create...
  • First Veteran Exclusive Jail Dorm Opens

    05/07/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Georgia sheriff says he is opening the first county jail in the U.S. exclusively for inmates who are military veterans. "The people in the veterans dorm get access to programs that will hopefully be addressing their concerns or needs," said Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr. "When they transition back into the community we don't have the problem [of recidivism.]" Darr went on to say, true crime prevention is having people not commit the same offense or crimes over and over again. He wants to keep folks from circulating in and out of the jail system. And it's not costing...
  • Taxes: the best and worst of times, and …

    05/07/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    There’s good news today. And bad. Both have to do with taxes, that bane of civilization in which some men decide other men must part with their money, mostly to spend on what some men have deemed to be more important than what the other men, the ones who earned the dough, may have in mind. If you missed our column Sunday on the ruckus over Apple minimizing its tax bite, you can read it here...
  • Union Ignores Reality In Complaints About Health Care Cost Increases

    05/07/2012 1:03:18 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the state’s largest public school union pointed out in a recent newspaper article that a teacher will soon be paying $8,000 a year for his or her own insurance. Yet the union itself is a major reason the teacher is facing higher out-of-pocket expenses, says one education expert. Insurance coverage is negotiated in union contracts and some districts are switching out of the more expensive union-backed Michigan Education Special Services Association plan to plans with less costly coverage — and saving their employees money. In a recent Detroit News op-ed, MEA President Steven Cook said that a...
  • Chart of America's Welfare State

    05/07/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 11 replies ^ | 05/07/2012 |
    There was a little mentioned tangent to last Friday's very disappointing NFP print of +115,000 (driven by a surge in temp jobs offsetting a collapse in full time positions): as David Rosenberg notes, the jobs number was about half of another far more important number - that of Americans applying for disability , which in April was +225,000. He continues: "this is the new stealth stimulus program - so far in 2011, nearly one million Americans have applied for disability and year-to-date, 333k have actually enrolled (covering 539k family members). In total, more than five million people have been added...
  • Protect marriage vote results and turnout will tell the story for North Carolina Democrats

    05/07/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/7/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The results and turnout in tomorrow’s Primary Day voting in North Carolina will be an important indication of Barack Obama’s chances for holding the Tar Heel State in his column next November. Aside from the usual array of primary candidates from both Parties voters will be able to cast a ballot for or against Amendment One which will protect traditional marriage by banning same sex “marriage.” Already plagued by a Gay sexual harassment scandal hanging over the head of the outgoing Democrat State Chairman, the decision of its Democrat governor not to run for reelection and the specter of a...
  • Hillary goes with out make up "Au Natural" (Barfus Maximus)

    05/07/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/7/12 | ap
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Clinton is in Bangladesh to press tolerance, democracy and development in one of the world's most impoverished nations that is now in the throes of political turmoil. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
  • You're A Debt Slave and You Don't Even Know It-Stefan Molyneux--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents: Stefan Molyneux of visited with us today. Stefan's an early pioneer in getting the freedom message out to the world; he's been doing it since 2005. Millions of people have visited his site and downloaded his numerous philosophical and economic discussions. Stefan and I talked about the proper role of a citizen and what types of powers the government should wield and why. We both agree the world is heading for an economic reset, voluntary or involuntarily; it's going to take place. You need to be prepared for this. Stefan and I also discussed the administration's Julia...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • Muslim Brotherhood working to reelect Obama

    05/07/2012 8:59:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/7/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Eileen Toplansky reports that the Muslim Brotherhood is working to reelect President Obama. But first, let's go to the videotape. Mentioned in the YouTube presentation, The ISNA or Islamic Society of North America has been described by Islamic scholar Stephen Schwartz as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States." Furthermore, "according to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA 'is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation'; 'convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred' (for instance, al Qaeda...
  • Francois Hollande, the Socialist & Obama’s Twin, Wins France

    05/07/2012 8:53:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Indepent ^ | May 6, 2012 | Sara Noble
    Francois Hollande, the Socialist & Obama’s Twin, Wins France May 6, 2012 By Sara Noble You know what is really funny – funny ironic – not funny haha? Hollande, the new French socialist President, has the same platform as Obama, but we are not allowed to call Obama a socialist. The lamestream media is ignoring the similarities between the two men. Hollande is France’s third socialist president and Obama is our first. Francois Hollande wants to rollback the Merkozy austerity deal between Sarkozy and Merkel, increase spending, add government stimulus, tax the rich by bringing the highest tax rate to...
  • Flashes of honest reporting beg the question: Is the media bailing on Obama?

    05/07/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Of course there is no full-fledged media retreat from Barack Obama, but the number of gratuitous swipes …..certainly curious. All of these reports from various media outlets have been posted in just the last few weeks. None of them will be helpful to Obama’s re-election and all of them are the kind of reports heretofore found only in “new media” sources if at all. “….New York Times’ Arthur Brisbane called on “The Paper of Record” to determine “who is the real Obama?” Brisbane said that the Times hasn’t done much to help develop a true picture of the real Barack...
  • Lawmakers, Governor Seeking To Get Project Labor Agreement Ban Back In Place

    05/07/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/5/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Dual efforts are underway in Michigan to reinstate a law prohibiting government mandated Project Labor Agreements on public construction projects. On one front is an effort in the courts; the other is in the Legislature. PLA's are pre-hire specifications for construction projects that virtually eliminate non-union contractors from the bidding process. They do this by mandating requirements that only fit union guidelines and practices, which typically come at a higher cost to the taxpayers who pay the bill. Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act (2011 Public Act 98) was passed by the legislature last year. Gov. Rick...
  • As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President

    05/07/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Liberty News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eric Odom
    As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President to White House Alternate Headline: France now joins the U.S. in electing fully socialist President. Move over, America. Barack Obama isn’t the only elected President to hold the label of socialist. Not in this day and time. Francois Hollande is the first socialist to run France in 17 years and from his campaign promises we learn he intends to further run the nation into the ground. This via a whopping 75% tax rate on those making more than a million euros a year, and 45%...
  • Obammunist Conundrum: No More Free Stuff

    05/07/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 7, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Or: 'It's over, idiots' The folks who are getting the free stuff do not like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff... So the folks who are paying for the free stuff want  the much-swollen flow of free stuff to stop. But amazingly, the folks who are getting all this free stuff want even more free stuff on-top of the (undeserved) free stuff they are already getting! Now, the people who are forcing people...
  • What if our Politicians were Avengers?

    05/07/2012 7:43:43 AM PDT · by amylutz4 · 16 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | May 7, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    I like superhero movies just as much as the next person. Ok, maybe more than the next person. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that I was one of the first in line for The Avengers movie last Friday night. Besides a brief cameo by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, I can say the movie exceeded my expectations. However, as I walked out of the theater, still reeling from the 3D action scenes and suspense, a question popped into my head. What if politicians were a bit more like The Avengers? No, I’m not expecting Barney Frank...
  • Dick Lugar's political twilight? (Bye Dick!)

    05/07/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 5/7/12 | David Catanese
    ANDERSON, Ind. — Just days before his first competitive election since Gerald Ford was president, Dick Lugar is standing before a municipal power plant here extolling the value of his international Rolodex — a list he boasts is longer than that of “any other public servant in Congress.” “We have, because of the years gone by, at least two world leaders coming through our office every week,” the six-term Republican senator told the small gathering of local energy leaders Friday afternoon in this county seat 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis. “Why does that make a difference? It makes a whole...
  • Uncomfortable Truths or Comforting Lies: Life on the Government Plantation

    05/07/2012 5:39:05 AM PDT · by 76revolution · 8 replies
    Founders Revolution ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott Strzelczyk
    Who owns you? Who owns your body? Who owns your life? Hopefully, everyone believes they are the owners of their lives and body. To believe someone else owns your body or your life is to believe in some form of slavery. Undoubtedly the word slavery conjures up thoughts and images of white plantation owners forcing blacks to work for them, treating them as property — chattel. While race was the issue in slavery as we know it in the United States, race isn’t the only factor. Slavery has been a worldwide issue for thousands of years. Women and children have...
  • Arbitrarily Low College Loan Interest Rates Harm Students, Taxpayers

    05/07/2012 5:22:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/4/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    A government policy of subsidizing loans and encouraging people to borrow huge amounts that many won’t be able to repay has run-up $1 trillion worth of questionable debt. A growing number of experts fear that borrowers are paying more than the market can support, and some economists are warning of a bubble that could trigger a larger financial crisis. A spokesman for the President’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the industry is likely “too big to fail.” Unfortunately, these are not headlines from the 2008 home mortgage meltdown. They instead describe current reports about the state of student higher education...
  • Winning the War

    05/07/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, May 06, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last President to have taken part in actual combat left office nearly twenty years ago. It's a little-remarked milestone buried amid a great deal of posturing by leaders who want to talk the talk without having walked the walk. Since then, we have gone from a draft dodger to a man who never had to bother dodging, a commentary on a generational shift from a period when military service was not alien to the Yale and Harvard campuses. Meanwhile, the country remains in a conflict without end. Obama will complete his pullouts on a campaign schedule, but that will...
  • Letter: Judge in Zimmerman case should recuse himself over online collections

    05/07/2012 2:33:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Palm ^ | May 7, 2012 | John Staab
    I was more than surprised to see where the judge presiding over George Zimmerman's case questioned the source of $200,000 collected online and donated to Zimmerman's defense fund. Given Zimmerman's modest stature in life, there were no donations from money moguls with deep pockets. These donations were from the rank and file of average American citizens with no expectation of reward from Zimmerman should he prevail. The judge knew this and it is obvious that he sided with Trayvon Martin's parents in wanting to know where the money came from, thereby casting a shadow of its legitimacy. Apparently the judge,...
  • Racial Preferences: Unfair and Ridiculous

    05/06/2012 10:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | May 7, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Washington Post editorial writer and liberal blogger Jonathan Capehart is puzzled. Why does the "non-issue" of Harvard Law professor and Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry "require so much attention?" he asked last week. When Warren was teaching at Pennsylvania, Texas and Houston law schools, she identified herself as Indian -- or, to be politically correct, Native American. Then she was hired at Harvard and dropped the Native American from her biographical description. Harvard Law today says it has one faculty member of Native American heritage. But it won't say which one. Capehart argues that this shouldn't matter...

    05/06/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the president’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D, Wilmette) became Mayor of Chicago, many expected him to use his many Washington contacts to bring some big business his way, and he delivered. Mayor Richard M. Daley had sought to bring the Olympics to Chicago… no such luck. But Emanuel did indeed deliver, if on a slightly lesser scale: in his first year, he secured two big meetings for Chicago, the first, a G-20 conference, and the second, a NATO summit. The G-20 meeting was quietly pulled, under cover of darkness, to be held at Camp David instead (good...
  • You Should Come to the NY Hard Assets Investment Conference

    05/06/2012 4:47:40 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/06/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    The Hard Assets Investment Conferences – New York, San Francisco, and Chicago – have been serving investors for more than 20 years. The conference differentiates itself from other investment conferences by delivering independent and credible content from natural resources expert investors and analysts. When investing in the resource sector, it is important to learn how to distinguish between the various categories of companies and make certain you select investments in the appropriate sector and risk category. The expert presenters at the Hard Assets Investment Conferences will provide you with the expertise and advice to help you best assess the opportunities....
  • Warren Campaign Hits Road Bump

    05/06/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, saw her campaign hit rough going over her claimed Native American ancestry. Not only is the highly diluted nature of her claim (by her own account, she is one-thirty-second Native American) dogging her, but her boast that her great-great-great grandfather killed and scalped General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 hasn’t gone over as well as she had hoped. Warren speculated that the negative reaction stems from sexism. “When Senator Kerry cut the ears off of the Viet Cong he...
  • French Elect Socialist President and Click Ruby Heels Saying “There is No Place Like Greece”

    05/06/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/06/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Francois Hollande defeated French President Nicolas Sarkozy as voters handed control of the second-biggest European economy to the Socialists for the first time in 17 years. Socialist Hollande’s simple solutions include: =Taxes *Impose a tax on financial transactions. *Impose a 75 percent income tax on earnings above 1 million euros ($1.32 million) and raise the rate to 45 percent for the income bracket between 150,000 euros and 1 million euros per year. *Repeal 29 billion euros of tax breaks over the next five years. *Increase total tax level to 46.9 percent in 2017 from 45.1 percent in 2012 (payroll and...
  • Freeper request...

    05/06/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 05/06/2012 | me
    Can anyone make a Julia type thing with obama on the golf course..Hole 1..osama dead...hole 2 GM alive..first two holes were great for the highlight real...but lets see if he finished under par...then we can list his failures and give him a golf score..What ya think?
  • Should taxes take bigger bite of Apple?

    05/06/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5-6-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Unlike the government (and unlike the New York Times), we come to celebrate Apple, not to bury it. The Times' recent headline about the Cupertino-based computer company was, "How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes." A couple of obvious conclusions may be drawn. Either, this is shameful. Or, this is admirable. You can read the Times story and draw your own conclusion about that paper's conclusion. You can find it here. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that tip the Times' hand. Here's one: . . .
  • Bid to Capture Women’s Votes Intensifies

    05/06/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Already leading in the polls when it comes to women’s votes, the Obama campaign laid out a bold plan to seal the deal with a short film called the “Life of Julia.” In the film, the government is portrayed as Julia’s omnipresent caregiver and overseer. “Both psychology and our polling data indicate that the thing women want most is to be taken care of,” said Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod. “Sadly, the traditional method of achieving this objective—being part of a loving family as a daughter, wife, mother, etc.–is defective. What we’re offering is for the government to slip in...
  • Mississippi Democrat party running scared

    05/06/2012 12:21:36 PM PDT · by edge919 · 113 replies
    scribd ^ | 05/06/2012 | edge919
    The Mississippi Democrat party just filed a motion to dismiss a ballot challenge in from Orly Taitz on behalf of a couple of Mississippi voters. The motion, which is more than 200 pages contains a citation and copies from every known so-called "birther" case that has been filed. Also, in this challenge, they they seem to think this satisfies the Federal Rules of Evidence in regard to self-authenticating documents. The actual idea behind that rule is to submit certified copies of records to the court so that the documents can be inspected by all parties to ensure they contain the...
  • Rogue Democrats Loot Detroit As Nation Sleeps

    05/06/2012 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Interest ^ | May 5, 2012 | Walter Russel Mead
    Few readers will be surprised to learn that decades of incompetence and entrenched corruption in Detroit’s government have not only helped wreck the city; firms linked to former Democratic mayor Kwame Kilpatrick also looted the pension fund.The latest scandal, which leaves even hardened observers of the abysmal Democratic machine that has run the city into the ground bemused, involves a real estate firm which gave the felonious mayor massages, golf outings, trips in chartered jets and other perks as this enemy of the people went about his hypocritical business of pretending to care about the poor while robbing them blind....
  • Obama might finally acquire elusive internet "kill switch"

    05/06/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/2012 | Doug Book
    For three years Barack Hussein Obama and his handlers have labored to create a functioning dictatorship in the midst of a constitutional republic. It was shamefully easy at first. With unassailable majorities in House and Senate, even a Republican leadership unafraid to contest the excesses of the first black president would have been powerless to slow the implementation of his agenda. The left passed ObamaCare, giving itself the means of executing a calculated program of attrition against millions of reliably Republican seniors. At the same time, a corrupt Department of Justice worked to undermine the 2nd Amendment, interfered with the...
  • The Prince of Frauds planned to blame the military if kill bin Laden mission went bad

    05/06/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies ^ | May 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When he was asked about his “fears” of being seen as the new Jimmy Carter if the kill bin Laden operation failed the way Carter’s Operation Eagle Claw had, Barack Obama didn’t hesitate in his answer. “I thought about it,” he “admitted” as he acknowledged there would be “political ramifications” that could ruin his chances of reelection if the bin Laden mission had been a disaster. Nevertheless, the Prince of Frauds stressed, “There were doubts voiced in the Situation Room. But there was no doubt in my head.” According to the “official narrative” Barack Obama was the one who fought...
  • Elizabeth Warren Maintains We All Owe Success To Others

    05/06/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-06-12 | Skookum
    She obviously figures she owes her success to her ability to manipulate the victimization of America's First Nation People to secure a teaching position at Harvard; since, according to Ms Warren, no one achieves success on their own. I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired...
  • Why New York Times Economist Paul Krugman Is Partly Right But Mostly Wrong

    05/06/2012 7:10:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 05/05/2012 | Michael Snyder
    In recent days, New York Times economist Paul Krugman has been doing a whole bunch of interviews in which he has declared that the solution to our economic problems is very easy. Krugman says that all we need to do to get the global economy going again is for the governments of the world to start spending a lot more money. Krugman believes that austerity is only going to cause the economies of the industrialized world to slow down even further and therefore he says that it is the wrong approach. And you know what? Krugman is partly right...
  • Mob Rat Once Charged As Violent Racist

    05/06/2012 6:21:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/06/12 | Friends of Ours
    Nicholas "Nicky Skins" Stefanelli, the Gambino soldier who wore a wire for the G-men until committing suicide earlier this year, once was charged by federal prosecutors for his alleged role in beating a black man in a landmark civil rights case. On September 30, 1972 the victim, Robert L. Chavers, was eating at Ed's Diner in the white North Ward section of Newark, NJ, and Stefanelli and two other reputed Gambino mobsters allegedly beat him because they did not want black people at the eatery as reported in a March 8, 1975 article ("2 Are Guilty of Violating Civil Rights...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    05/06/2012 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 6, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of political humor from around the USA this week... More at Reaganite Republican And a happy and blessed Mothers' Day for all... _____________________________________________ LMAObama
  • The Recovery Myth… And Other Fanciful Tales.

    05/06/2012 2:56:03 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | May 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Yes, boys and girls, it’s story time again… and have we got a whopper for you. This is a story about what may be one of the largest information conspiracies in recent memory. You won’t find it in any history books, you won’t find it in any of the revisionist propaganda they’re pumping into our kids’ heads, you sure won’t find it in any publication of the Lame Stream Media… that’s because they are a huge part of the story. President Eisenhower once said, “Beware of the military-industrial complex”. Today, that caution could as easily read, “beware the Government /...
  • The Time is Right for Reparations (No, he's serious!)

    05/06/2012 1:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Washington Informer ^ | May 3, 2012 | Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
    For more than 45 million black Americans, there are many issues that unite or divide us. Undoubtedly, the issue of reparations for African people in general and in particular for black Americans is an issue began as a divisive topic but now receives support from a board cross-section of blacks in America. Of course, there are some who wanted to table a national discussion of reparations in the aftermath of the election of President Barack H. Obama. Yet, there were many others who have argued that now is the most propitious time to accelerate the national dialogue about reparations because...
  • TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security

    05/05/2012 10:08:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Jalopnik - Planelopnik News ^ | May 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security A mechanical engineer from the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey was stopped by TSA officers at Newark Airport after they found two Claymore mines in her bag. This would be a victory for the TSA had they not just let the woman's co-worker through with a similar mine in their checked baggage. Which government agency deserves your scorn, the one whose employees tried to bring anti-personnel mines (even inert ones) on a plane or the one whose employees didn't detect a third of them?
  • Serious questions I have been thinking about lately re: Obama, 2012 Election

    05/05/2012 9:52:12 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 88 replies
    self | 5/5/2012 | Secret Agent Man
    Concerns for the rest of 2012. 1. Will we actually have an election? In your opinion, given the EOs being pushed through, the DHS bulletproof toll booths, the 450 million JHP rounds snatched up by DHS, Obama delaying action against Iran hoping they prove they've developed a nuke, given the race war Obama and Holder are fomenting, what is your level of concern we actually will not have the election come November? Not at all, slightly concerned, significant concern, very concerned, extremely concerned 2. If the election does occur as planned, does Obama win it by voter fraud in the...
  • Obama’s Slush Fund Helps Bother in Law

    05/05/2012 6:09:31 PM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 5 replies ^ | 5-6-2012 | Cybercorrespondent
    For Oregon State University in Corvallis, where the brother-in-law of the current U.S. President coaches basketball, record enrollment has translated to longer lines and greater competition for everything from classes to parking places. Read full story @
  • Administration Wants Easier Access to Cell Phone Records

    05/05/2012 4:56:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration is demanding Congress pass legislation granting law enforcement greater access to personal cell phone records. “Right now we have to show probable cause to obtain a warrant for these kinds of records,” complained Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein. “This demands that we must present some evidence that we have reason to believe a crime has been or will be committed before we can get a judge to issue that warrant. This standard is too strict.” Weinstein argued that “a broader, more general authority to scrutinize cell phone activity would help us uncover crimes and other undesirable...
  • Pelosi Calls for End to Raids on Marijuana Producers and Distributors

    05/05/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Taking an uncharacteristic stand in favor of “states’ rights,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) beseeched President Obama to put an end to federal efforts to impede the production, distribution, and use of marijuana in states where it is legal. “I know how important it is to the President to establish the absolute supremacy of the federal government in all matters,” Pelosi conceded. “I share that goal. Nevertheless, we can’t allow ourselves to lose sight of the fact that marijuana users are a prime constituency of the Democratic Party. So, while I’d normally say ‘screw states’ rights,’ in this case...