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  • Rick Santelli Blasts Liberal Media’s “Ostrich Economics” (Video)

    05/04/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Rick Santelli blasted the liberal media’s reporting on today’s dismal unemployment numbers. The CNBC star ridiculed the “Ostrich Economics” being pushed by the Obama-media. Here’s Santelli on the latest unemployment data. There are some highlights I’d really like to hit. The first one is that about 41.3% of unemployed have been unemployed for 39.1 weeks. That is huge and pretty much says it all. This is the weakest recovery since the Great Depression. A whole 4/5ths of the drop of the unemployment rate is due to a drop in the labor force participation. It is the lowest since 1981. Many...
  • Can Going Without Money Hurt the Economy? One Man's Quest to Be Penniless

    05/04/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 45 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 21 hours ago | ABBY ELLIN
    Not only does he not have debt, a mortgage or rent, he does not earn a salary. Nor does he buy food or clothes, or own any product with a lower case "i" before it. Home is a cave on public land outside Moab, Utah. He scavenges for food from the garbage or off the land (fried grasshoppers, anyone?). He has been known to carve up and boil fresh road kill. He bathes, without soap, in the creek.
  • Axelrod: Tea party ‘reign of terror’ blocked immigration reform

    05/04/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to President Obama, said comprehensive immigration reform had not occurred during Obama's first term because the Republican senators who'd backed it during President George W. Bush's presidency were not willing to stand up and work with Obama. "A lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, they know better, but they are in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged this party to the right," Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning.
  • It's all about Obama

    05/04/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 5 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 5/4/2012 | Peter Lucas
    It is too bad the World War II battleship USS Missouri was not available, being as it is tied up in mothballs in Hawaii where it serves as a museum. Otherwise President Barack Obama could have held his Kabul signing ceremony with Afghan President Hamid Karzai aboard the battle-hardened ship, as Gen. Douglas MacArthur did Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay after the defeat of the Japanese in World War II. You will recall the iconic photo -- if World War II history is still being taught in school, that is -- of MacArthur commanding and witnessing the signing of...
  • DOJ: Ala. immigration law harming Hispanic students

    05/04/2012 11:01:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | May 4, 2012
    In a letter to the State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice, the DOJ said that absences among Hispanics tripled immediately following the enactment of the immigration law. The DOJ's investigation concentrated on the Section 28 of the law, which requires school districts to collect information on immigration status from students at the time of enrollment. However, the law does not ban undocumented immigrants from attending school. In the letter the DOJ said attendance records show that while absentee rates for other student groups remained static before and after the enactment of Section 28, absentee rates and withdrawals from school increased sharply...
  • Why Anti-bullying Programs Should be Bullied Out of School

    05/04/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 03 May | Selwyn Duke
    Many commentators have noted the irony of anti-bullying “expert” Dan Savage’s “bullying” (as defined by his ilk) of high-school students at a recent journalism conference in Seattle, Washington. Yet it seems that the most important points about the matter have not been made. In case you missed the story, homosexual activist Savage called two dozen students “pansy-a***d” as they were walking out of his anti-bullying presentation last month. Their offense? They took exception to his profanity-laced criticism of Christianity, in which he equated biblical condemnations of homosexual behavior with the prohibition against eating shellfish and said “We ignore the b******t...
  • Web put off-limits to Social Security claims judges

    05/04/2012 10:33:16 AM PDT · by magellan · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The Social Security Administration last month told its disability-claims judges they are no longer to seek out information from websites when deciding cases — taking away a tool some of those judges say would help in uncovering fraud. Agency officials said reviewers can't trust information posted online, and also said the mere act of typing in queries could compromise protected private information, so they shouldn't try to access anything. Social Security's ban covers all Internet sites, including social media such as Facebook. But Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican and a top taxpayer watchdog, said avoiding the Internet means giving up...
  • Nugent Unloads On CBS Reporter, Producer (Video)

    05/04/2012 10:17:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5-4-2012
    A rough transcription- CBS Interviewer - "You're not exactly a moderate." Nugent - "I offer you this. Have you done a lot of interviews?" CBS Interviewer - "A decent number." Nugent - "When you find someone that does more for charity, more for dying kids... than I do, call me. And I'll suck your ****!"
  • 79 Programs and $927 Billion in Annual Spending

    05/04/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 2 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | May 3, 2012 | Robert Rector
    My name is Robert Rector. I am a Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official position of The Heritage Foundation. Summary The governmental safety net has three basic components: 1) Social Security and Medicare for the elderly; 2) unemployment insurance and worker’s compensation; and 3) anti-poverty or means-tested welfare programs. My testimony will deal with the means-tested welfare system, which could also be called comprehensive assistance to the poor. The means-tested welfare system consists of 79 federal programs providing cash, food,...
  • Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be “Julia”

    05/04/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 05/04/2012 | Michele Malkin
    I told my 11-year-old daughter about "Julia." She had one word: "Creepy." I'm doing my job right.Notice, by the way, how "progressive" women are awfully quiet about the patriarchal hegemony symbolized by Obama's faceless, dependent Julia. Cue the crickets: Chirp, chirp, chirp.*** Quick, hide under the covers. The nation's storyteller, Barack Obama, unveiled a frightening new fable on the Internet intended to scare women away from supporting fiscal conservatives in November. But as is increasingly common with Obama's social media propaganda initiatives, "The Life of Julia" immediately flopped.Why? Because 1) self-sufficient women voters aren't as sheeple-ish as Democratic strategists make...
  • HHS Mandate: Freedom is in Peril, Defend it with All Your Might – TODAY!

    05/04/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 14 replies
    While we can thank the National Catholic Register for pointing out that Public Comments Overwhelmingly Oppose the HHS Mandate, we can also spread the word that anyone can very easily submit and register public comments online at this link.
  • Editorial: Passage of tax bill would be a small token of thanks for sacrifice

    05/04/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/4/12 | NEWS SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD
    In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan. A lending company subsequently forgave his student loan, but now his parents are on the hook for a $28,000 tax bill as a result. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., is outraged. And he's sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from taxing loans to fallen service members that have been forgiven. The Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act is one bill that all members of both parties can and should support. "It is a fitting way to fix a glaring problem...
  • Metro (DC transit) closes ranks against outside ‘attacks’

    05/04/2012 9:41:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    A top official at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, in response to a Washington Times investigation that found a lack of accountability and racism at the transit agency, has issued a memo to all rail employees quoting Whitney Houston and encouraging employees to band together against the outside world. “Family pulls together when they perceive that they are being attacked from the outside,” wrote HerculesBallard, managing director of rail transportation. “We will use our pride as a shield against any attack they wage against us. (Click here to read the full memo) Mr. Ballard goes on to say that...
  • Postal Service: House must act to stem mail losses

    05/04/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 5/4/12 | HOPE YEN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — With financial losses mounting, the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is urging the House to quickly pass legislation that would give it wide authority to close thousands of low-revenue post offices, reduce labor costs and end Saturday delivery. At its meeting Friday, the Postal Service's board of governors said that a bill passed by the Senate last week doesn't go far enough to give the agency the latitude it needs. That bill would provide the Postal Service with an $11 billion cash infusion to help pay down ballooning debt but halt the immediate closing of up to 252...
  • Obama tightens fracking rules (on federal and American Indian lands)

    05/04/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/4/12 | Steve Hargreaves | CNNMoney.com
    The Obama administration tightened rules on hydraulic fracturing Friday, requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in the process when done on federal and American Indian lands. The new rules will also require additional testing of oil and gas well construction and require the industry to have a management plan for the water used in the process. "This proposed rule will strengthen the requirements for hydraulic fracturing performed on federal and Indian lands in order to build public confidence and protect the health of American communities, while ensuring continued access to the important resources that make up our energy economy," the...
  • TVA loses $94 million in fiscal second quarter

    05/04/2012 9:33:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 5/4/12 | Dave Flessner
    The Tennessee Valley Authority lost another $94 million during the second quarter of the fiscal year as the mild winter cut TVA revenues by nearly 12.5 percent below the year-ago period. TVA said today that revenues in the three months ended March 31 totaled $2.6 billion, down from the $2.97 billion in the same period a year ago. Combined with losses in TVA’s first fiscal quarter, the federal utility reported a net loss for the first half of fiscal 2013 of $267 million on sales of less than $5.2 billion. In the same period a year ago, TVA earned $205...
  • As primary election nears, Rep. Pete Stark apologizes for recent gaffes

    05/04/2012 9:23:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/4/12 | Josh Richman
    By many accounts, Rep. Pete Stark's re-election campaign should've been a cakewalk. But with less than five weeks to go before the primary election, his recent gaffes have left some wondering whether he's got a real race on his hands. The 80-year-old Stark, D-Fremont, has a long-standing reputation for (ahem) direct language. In 2003, he called a GOP congressman "a fruitcake." Three years ago, when a constituent asked him not to "pee on my leg and tell me it's raining," Stark replied that he wouldn't waste the urine. But those and other incidents tended either to be rhetorical ripostes or...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Voting machine concerns bubble up as WI recall elections near

    05/04/2012 9:22:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-4-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — You might be forgiven for thinking John Washburn is paranoid. Plenty of people do, Washburn admits with some humor. The Germantown man, who tests computer software for a living, estimates that, when he gets to discussing the perils of electronic voting machines, about 70 percent of people think just that. Twenty percent think there might be something to his worries, Washburn said. And about 10 percent — those who do some digging — start to believe. “Quite frankly, I’m not really concerned by (being called paranoid), because it’s highly correlated with how much people have checked my claims,”...
  • Politics muddy debate over hydraulic fracturing risks

    05/04/2012 9:08:37 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    Drilling Contractor ^ | May 4, 2011 | Diane Langley
    Besides exploring for and producing energy resources, the energy industry is tasked with debunking myths and clarifying techniques used in hydraulic fracturing. ... According to proponents of hydraulic fracturing, the facts surrounding chemical use are clear – water and sand comprise the majority of the mixture used. The remaining components used to deliver the water down the wellbore and position the sand in fractures created in the formation – while they can probably be found in the kitchen cupboard – are proprietary ingredients. ~~snip~~“This is really a debate on a much larger scale; it has a bearing on the future...
  • Exposing Obama’s “I killed Osama” braggadocio with his own words (Video)

    05/04/2012 8:54:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/3/2012 | Judi McLeod
    Finally and mercifully: an election campaign antidote to the poisonous ego of Barack Hussein Obama: the truth for all to see in video from Veterans for a Strong America that makes the ‘Swiftboating’ of John Kerry in 2004 pale by comparison. Someone is finally putting braggart “Obama Killed Osama” in his place: in the White House Situation Room dressed in his signature golf clothes the night it went down. No matter how many self-strewn rose petals in Obama’s Conquering Hero Act of April 2011; no matter how elaborate the secrecy of his recent trip to Afghanistan to deliver a safe...
  • US to issue sweeping fracking rules on federal land

    05/04/2012 8:51:57 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | May 4, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    The Obama administration will soon issue sweeping new environmental safety rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, setting a new standard that natural gas wells on all lands eventually could follow. The rules, which are likely to be unveiled by the Interior Department within days, are designed to address concerns that the method of extracting natural gas known as "fracking" can contaminate groundwater. Among other things, they create new guidelines for constructing wells and treating waste water, according to a draft of the proposed rules reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. ~~snip~~The fracking rules apply to natural gas drilling on...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, May 4, 2012

    05/04/2012 8:36:05 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 103 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 05/04/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Obama assembling de facto propaganda ministry - Administration reveals plans to buy media broadcasts

    05/04/2012 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    WND ^ | May 3, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Obama assembling de facto propaganda ministryThe U.S. State Department is planning to “buy” media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the president’s plans moving closer to the 2012 election. According to information WND located via routine database research, State’s Bureau of Public Affairs is soliciting the help of “global news coverage service providers” to create and disseminate department “news.” The selected contractor will provide “full-time, 24/7 service,” the Statement of Work for the plan said. Continued at WND.com
  • Why They Still Call Him President

    05/04/2012 8:22:04 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/3/2012 | JB Williams
    Some still call Barack Obama president out of pure ignorance, but others brilliantly call him President with a very specific agenda in mind. It’s all over but the crying now… as Article II of the U.S. Constitution is officially dead. Since the nobody Senator from nowhere rose to DNC fame during the 2004 DNC Convention and was subsequently hustled into the highest office in our land despite his blank résumé and invisible past, people have been desperately searching for an honest forum in which to ask – Who is this yahoo, where did he come from and how the hell...
  • Mourdock up 10 over Lugar, 48/38, four days before Indiana primary

    05/04/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | may 4, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Indystar calls this latest poll result a “dramatic slide,” and is it ever. Incumbent Senator Dick Lugar led the race in the last iteration of the Howey/DePauw poll by seven points. Today, he’s trailing by ten, and Lugar has only four days to turn it around: The Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll, conducted by two prominent Republican and Democratic pollsters, shows Mourdock with a 48 percent to 38 percent lead over Lugar. … The poll shows a dramatic slide for Lugar, who in his last election in 2006 won with more than 80 percent of the vote after Democrats considered him...
  • Obama’s Eligibility, the Gwatney Murder and the Planned Parenthood Attack;

    05/04/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Conservative Commune ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | DAN COLLINS
    Obama’s Eligibility, the Gwatney Murder and the Planned Parenthood Attack; BY DAN COLLINS – APRIL 4, 2012 When the Planned Parenthood in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, was ‘bombed’ on the eve of Wisconsin’s primaries, all I could say was that it wasn’t helpful. In the event, the bomb, apparently a plastic beverage container filled with gasoline, did little damage, thankfully. And I am thankful about it, because I detest this sort of attack. The suspect, who appears already to have pleaded guilty, is one Francis Grady from the nearby town of Little Chute. Stacy’s been on top of the case, and...
  • US Hiring Slows Sharply With Just 115K Jobs Added

    05/04/2012 8:07:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:01am | Christopher S. Rugaber,
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, evidence of an economy still growing only sluggishly. The unemployment rate dipped, but only because more people gave up looking for work. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added just 115,000 jobs in April. That's below March's upwardly revised 154,000 jobs and far fewer than the pace earlier this year. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent last month from 8.2 percent in March. It has fallen a full percentage point since August to a three-year low. But last month's decline was...
  • Yes, the Health-Care Mandate Is About Liberty

    05/04/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 8 replies
    Bloomberg | May 3, 2012 | Jonathan Cohn and David Strauss
    Yes, the Health-Care Mandate Is About LibertyLink only. Bloomberg probably got tired of having their pants pulled down over their shoddy shell-game logic by alert FReepers.
  • Destiny of a nation lies in Arizona immigration case

    05/04/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT · by lward99 · 6 replies
    Times247.com ^ | 5/3/2012 | Jeff Kuhner
    President Obama wants to destroy America. This isn’t hyperbole; it is fact. This is the essence of the administration’s lawsuit against Arizona. Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, known as SB 1070. The measure was passed by the state Legislature and signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Opinion polls consistently show a strong majority of Arizonans supports SB 1070. Hence, the administration is seeking to overturn the democratic will of the people. Mr. Obama wants to subordinate states’ rights to the growing federal Leviathan.
  • Elizabeth Warren brings no peace to Dems

    05/04/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Boston Herald.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Joe Battenfeld
    Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence. “There’s nobody watching this that doesn’t think she’s in big trouble,” one well-known Massachusetts Democrat said. Joe Trippi, a prominent national Democratic consultant, told the Herald that while Warren has time to recover, the campaign should have anticipated this issue would surface. One well-known Massachusetts Democratic strategist faulted Warren and her campaign for failing to put out a consistent message. The strategist also said many local Democrats are alarmed...
  • A Nation of Julias (Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your country can do for you)

    05/04/2012 6:24:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/04/2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. The phrase “cradle-to-grave welfare state” originated with Clement Attlee’s socialist government in post–World War II Britain. Back then, it was meant as a boastful description of a new age of government activism. Subsequently, it became a term of derision for critics of an overweening government. In the spirit of Attlee, the Obama campaign revives the concept of...
  • Note to Congress: The fiscal cliff cometh

    05/04/2012 6:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/04/2012 | Mohammad El-Erian, PIMCO
    Economists are rightly starting to warn that the United States faces a worrisome “fiscal cliff” at year’s end. The blunt spending cuts mandated by the 2011 compromise on the debt ceiling — and the failure of the “supercommittee” that followed — along with across-the-board tax increases would derail the U.S. recovery and undermine the well-being of the global economy. We should be avoiding the edge of this cliff — and politicians should not believe that they have until the end of this year to act. In the next few months, possibly within weeks, markets here and abroad will be looking...
  • No criminal charges against Cottonwood coach Josh Lyman, prosecutors confirm [Open season @ 18?]

    05/04/2012 5:02:25 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jared Page
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Cottonwood High School football coach accused of having inappropriate physical contact with a female student will not face criminal charges after prosecutors confirmed the student is 18 years old, district officials said. Josh Lyman, 32, was placed on paid administrative leave April 18 after Granite School District officials said students reported inappropriate contact between the coach and a student. "Because the alleged victim was 18 years of age, it appears it's not feasible to pursue criminal charges," said Ben Horsley, Granite School District spokesman. "However, because she is still a student, we continue to have...
  • EPA'S PLANS FOR IMPLEMENTING UN'S AGENDA 21

    05/04/2012 4:31:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/3/2012 | Larry Greenley
    One of the most successful grassroots campaigns during the past year has been the Stop Agenda 21 movement both at the local level and state level. However, we haven't heard as much about Agenda 21 implementation at the national level. Of course, there were President Bill Clinton's establishment of the President's Council on Sustainable Development by executive order in 1993 and President Obama's "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance" executive order in 2009. And, many federal agencies have been incorporating sustainability into various aspects of their organizations. Still, virtually all Stop Agenda 21 grassroots activity has been focused...
  • Ruling on health care law may affect Medicare [BO Tries to Intimidate SCOTUS]

    05/04/2012 4:22:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/4/12 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    ... In papers filed with the Supreme Court, administration lawyers have warned of “extraordinary disruption’’ if Medicare is forced to unwind countless transactions that are based on payment changes required by more than 20 separate sections of the Affordable Care Act. Opponents say the whole law must go. The administration counters that even if it strikes down the insurance mandate, the court should preserve most of the rest of the legislation. That would leave in place its changes to Medicare as well as a major expansion of Medicaid coverage.
  • Obama’s Campaign Slogan Is The Historical Marxist Slogan

    05/04/2012 3:45:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/3/2012 | J D Longstreet
    I just do not know how much more it will take to convince Americans that our president is a Socialist, maybe even a communist. His entire 2008 campaign was based on socialist dogma and his administration is rock solid socialist. Obama even had a self-described communist serving, openly, in his administration until some Americans raised enough hell that it became intolerable and he quietly left the administration. He has consistently advocated the redistribution of the nations wealth, which is the hallmark of socialism. All the talk of “fair” and “fairness” is nothing more than code words for socialism. But, the...
  • Al Sharpton's Anti-Arpaio Segment Shows White House 'Scared'

    05/04/2012 3:16:16 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 60 replies
    WND ^ | 03 May 2012 | WND Staff
    A segment on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show deriding the findings of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation of Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility shows the White House fears coming revelations, according to WND senior writer Jerome Corsi. Corsi, who has probed Obama’s eligibility for four years, said “it’s obvious that the White House is scared.” The segment by Sharpton on his daily “PoliticsNation” show April 27 was an attempt to get out ahead of the news, Corsi said. The White House is “front-running the story, putting it out through a surrogate trying to ridicule Arpaio’s investigation, because they know how much...
  • Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be "Julia"

    05/04/2012 3:07:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Quick, hide under the covers. The nation's storyteller, Barack Obama, unveiled a frightening new fable on the Internet intended to scare women away from supporting fiscal conservatives in November. But as is increasingly common with Obama's social media propaganda initiatives, "The Life of Julia" immediately flopped. Why? Because 1) self-sufficient women voters aren't as sheeple-ish as Democratic strategists make them out to be, 2) conservative activists are overtaking Obama's zombie army online, 3) non-delusional Americans don't want cradle-to-grave utopians turning their country into the next Greece or Spain, and 4) responsible grownups are getting sick and tired of radical Saul...
  • GOP voters want Santorum, Rubio for VP

    05/04/2012 2:56:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP voters want Santorum, Rubio for VPBy Jonathan Easley - 05/03/12 04:32 PM ET Republican voters would like to see Rick Santorum or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) standing at Mitt Romney's side this fall, a new poll found. A Reuters-Ipsos poll released Thursday found Santorum and Rubio are the top choices among Republican voters to be Romney’s running mate. Republican voters were presented with a list of 19 names, and a plurality, 18 percent, said Rick Santorum would be the best candidate to fill out the GOP ticket, while 17 percent went for Rubio. Rubio was by far the most...
  • Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cuts

    05/04/2012 2:52:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Russell Berman
    Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cutsBy Russell Berman - 05/03/12 04:24 PM ET A liberal stalwart is making a surprise attack on Nancy Pelosi, accusing the House minority leader of signaling “a disturbing potential willingness” to slash entitlement programs that Democrats consider sacred. Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Thursday sent out an email through his Progressives United advocacy group criticizing Pelosi for saying she would support the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, which called for using cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to close the nation’s budget gap. “Recently, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has signaled a...
  • Bachmann: Why did I endorse Mitt Romney? Two words: Barack Obama

    05/04/2012 2:42:57 AM PDT · by RDAardvark · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 03, 2012
    BACHMANN: Well, of course I can support him. Two words, Barack Obama. That's our alternative. We have President Barack Obama or we can have President Mitt Romney. It's very easy for me to come forward and support Mitt Romney because we simply have to win the election. He is our nominee.
  • Playing Out Our Absurd National Debates at the Local Level: The Case of Fracking

    05/04/2012 1:13:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2012 | R.B.A. Muccio
    I originally sought election to the school board of the community where I live for many reasons. I grew up there, I spent my entire public school career in the district, and I care a great deal about its future. I also have four young children in the school and want to make sure they get the best education possible. Three years in, I like to think I've been able to do some real good in these respects. But the experience has also afforded me the opportunity to help play out many of our national debates on a local level....
  • [Red] China takes interest in South Sudan pipeline

    05/04/2012 12:54:00 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 5/3/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    President Salva Kiir of South Sudan is in China to open a new embassy and meet with President Hu Jintao. Kiir is seeking Chinese financing for an oil pipeline through Kenya that would bypass Sudan. Beijing has already pledged technical assistance for the pipeline and will contribute heavily to the project, including labor, loans and development aid. Chinese construction companies and oil companies are likely to bid for the project, the Associated Press reports. This month Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corporation completed a feasibility study for the pipeline and is putting together a proposal to begin construction. Landlocked South Sudan is...
  • PLA Daily takes aim at the Philippines

    05/04/2012 12:11:13 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 5/3/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    The official PLA Daily has issued Beijing’s harshest warning yet about tensions with the Philippines, claiming that U.S.-Philippine military exercises have increased the likelihood of armed confrontation over the disputed South China Sea. “Behind these drills is a mentality that will lead the South China Sea issue down a fork in the road towards military confrontation and resolution through armed force. Through this kind of meddling and intervention, the United States will only stir up the entire South China Sea situation towards increasing chaos and this will inevitably have a massive impact on regional peace and stability. The U.S. strategy...
  • Former Federal Prison Guard Admits to Sexual Encounter With Inmate

    05/03/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT · by Bronzy · 16 replies
    A former guard at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sex with an inmate.
  • NOAA sought magician, now wants plans to disappear

    05/03/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:18 PM EDT | SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to train agency leaders using "magic tools." The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in hot water because on May 1 it posted a notice seeking a magician motivational speaker for a June leadership conference in suburban Maryland. The agency said presentations should include "physical energizers, magic tricks, puzzles, brain teasers, word games, humor and teambuilding exercises." It asked for the performer to create "a unique model of translating magic and principals of the psychology of magic, magic tools, techniques and...
  • {Editorial: The case to replace Pete Stark} Eric Swalwell recommended for House

    05/03/2012 8:13:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/12 | Editor
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, should have retired by now. His performance in this campaign has produced cringe-worthy moments that show a mean-spiritedness and recklessness with the facts - and a detachment from one of the region's critical issues - that suggest it is time for change. The Democratic establishment would prefer to let the 80-year-old Stark leave on his own schedule. That is the way things work in Washington - and helps explain why Washington is not working for us. Members of Congress with records as dismal as Stark's are protected by a system of money and party discipline that...
  • EU PLOT TO SCRAP BRITAIN

    05/03/2012 7:55:53 PM PDT · by garjog · 39 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | Friday May 4,2012 | By Macer Hall
    SENIOR Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing ­Britain and other nation states, the Daily Express can reveal. A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union.
  • Intent for impeachment was to protect the fundamental principle of "the consent of the governed"

    05/03/2012 7:32:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Wall Builders ^ | 2002 | David Barton
    The Founders' intent for impeachment was to protect the fundamental principle of “the consent of the governed.” The Constitution carries no title but “We the People,” and impeachment removes from office those officials who ignore that standard. (Recall that the Constitution does not guarantee a federal judge his position for life, but only for the duration of “good behavior.” Art. III, Sec. 1) For this reason impeachment was used whenever judges disregarded public interests, affronted the will of the people, or introduced arbitrary power by seizing the role of policy-maker. Previous generations used this tool far more frequently than today's...
  • Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein's fault!)

    05/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/03/12 | Steven Nelson
    Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raidsBy Steven Nelson | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants President Barack Obama to lay off the weed. Reacting to an ongoing crackdown on medical marijuana facilities in California, Pelosi said in a Wednesday statement, “I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California.” The California Democrat said that medical marijuana is “both a medical and a states’ rights issue.” California legalized the...