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  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...
  • Jerry Brown tells unions to brace for California state worker pay cuts

    05/09/2012 9:55:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies
    SacBee: The State Worker ^ | 5/9/12 | Jon Ortiz
    State workers' compensation is back on the budget chopping block. Brown administration officials met with the state employee union leaders last week, according to sources familiar with the meetings, to warn them that the next version of the governor's budget will include an unspecified cut in employee costs up to 10 percent. The administration in January estimated that California is confronting a $9.2 billion deficit through 2012-13, but a recent state analysis concluded the actual gap is considerably more. The sources, who declined to talk on the record because the administration asked all involved to keep the discussions secret, said...
  • Portugal scraps four public holidays to cut costs

    05/09/2012 9:37:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/9/2012 | Matthew Sparkes
    Portugal has resorted to cutting four of its 14 annual public holidays in an attempt to trim its budget deficit and boost economic output as speculation grows that it will require a second bailout. From 2013 there will be a five-year hiatus during which two religious holidays and two public holidays will be cancelled. All Saints Day, Corpus Christi, a commemoration of the formation of the Portuguese Republic and a holiday celebrating independence from Spanish rule will all now be regular working days. Portuguese daily Diario de Noticias reports that the Portuguese Catholic Church claims to have reached an "exceptional...
  • ‘On My Behalf’ (Obama Says the Troops Are Fighting on His Behalf.)

    05/09/2012 9:01:57 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/ | Elliot Abrams
    The debate over same sex “marriage” has engaged the heartfelt feelings and convictions of millions of Americans. Then there is Barack Obama. In his ABC interview, the president pretended that his much touted “evolution” had now led him, ineluctably, to speak out now, today; he simply could longer stay silent. ABC let him off the hook, but this is not a credible account. In March, the Washington Post was reporting the debate among his advisers on whether the issue would help or hurt the reelection campaign and what, therefore, Obama should say: “Obama’s top political advisers have held serious discussions...
  • VIDEO: Ellen Commends President Obama (Mega-hurl Alert)

    05/09/2012 8:56:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | TheEllenShow
    "What an amazing day for our country today!" So, now we know Barack O'Homo is Pro-Queer, AND pro-abortion, two things he told the sheep that voted for he was AGAINST in 2008. This was ALL about firming up his gay media base for the election, nothing else.
  • GAY FOR PAY (Obama "evolves" on gay marriage just hours after donors threatened to withhold funds)

    05/09/2012 8:49:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 9, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage less than 48 hours after the Washington Post reported that prominent political donors were threatening to withhold donations over the president’s position on gay rights. “[A]t a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC News in an interview. Left-wing blogger Greg Sargent reported on Monday that “leading gay and progressive donors” were angry with Obama over his increasingly convoluted position on gay rights and same-sex...
  • ACLU Sues Over Indiana Marriage Law

    05/09/2012 8:46:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    WIBC ^ | 9 May 2012 | Ray Steele
    The ACLU says you shouldn't have to be a preacher or a judge in order to conduct weddings. The group has filed a federal lawsuit against the state on behalf of two agnostics claiming the state's marriage laws are unconsitutional. "There are entities out there like the Center for Inquiry made up of people who are not religious, but have deep beliefs, deep philosophies, and they would like their leaders who are trained to marry people to be able to do so," said Ken Falk, Legal Director for the ACLU of Indiana. Falk says two members of the Center For...
  • (EU) Commission calls for 'third industrial revolution'

    05/09/2012 8:38:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09 May 2012
    Following the election of French socialist President François Hollande, the European Commission has tacked firmly towards the growth agenda and called for a new industrial revolution for Europe. After an anti-austerity backlash by voters in Greece and France on Sunday (6 May), European Council President Herman Van Rompuy called yesterday (8 May) an informal summit of EU leaders for May 23 to discuss the growth agenda. The informal dinner on May 23 will lay the ground for another meeting on June 28-29 when leaders are to take formal decisions on their growth and budget consolidation strategy. "The debate of consolidation...
  • Fannie Mae posts biggest profit since 2007

    05/09/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2012, 4:57 p.m. | Jim Puzzanghera
    In a potential turning point for one of the biggest financial crisis bailouts, Fannie Mae reported a first-quarter profit and—for the first time since the government seized it in 2008—does not need a quarterly infusion of taxpayer money. The $2.7-billion profit that the giant housing finance company posted Wednesday was its largest since the housing bubble burst in 2007 and is another signal that the real estate market finally might have hit bottom. "It's always hard to call a turn until everything is in the rear-view mirror," said Susan McFarland, Fannie Mae's chief financial officer. "It's certainly a positive indication...
  • Postal Service plans to keep rural post offices, cut hours

    05/09/2012 7:30:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2012, 6:43 p.m. | Ian Duncan, Washington Bureau
    The U.S. Postal Service backed off from a proposal to close thousands of rural post offices, opting instead to cut opening hours in a bid to stem devastating financial losses. The postal service estimates that the new plan will save $500 million a year once it is fully implemented in 2014. The previous proposal would have closed more than 3,000 rural post offices to save $200 million a year. Under the plan outlined Wednesday, 13,167 post offices will open for two to six hours a day. A spokeswoman for the postal service said that no community would be required to...
  • The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories

    05/09/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    JALOPNIK ^ | May 7, 2012 | Raphael Orlove
    The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories There is a dark side to driving in the US, and it is known as the DMV. Listen to these ten tales of woe from Jalopnik readers and you'll get a taste of American bureaucracy at its worst. 10.) Counterfeiters get Mustang GTs Suggested By: frankiepoops What happened: Worst experience that I ever had was when the NY DMV decided that my title for my 1996 green Mustang was counterfeit, not the first time I registered it, but when I went back to put it back on the road after parking it for a...
  • GOP hits Holder on 'Fast and Furious,' pushes ban on Justice lying to Congress

    05/09/2012 6:42:49 PM PDT · by nakutny · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/9/2012 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans on Wednesday presented an amendment to a Department of Justice spending bill that would prevent Justice from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. The bill, which is likely to pass, was presented by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and supported by several other Republicans who are outraged over a February 2011 letter from the department that denied any involvement in a gun-walking program.... On Tuesday night, the House voted to strip $1 million in funding from Justice in response to the Fast and Furious scandal.
  • UC sues Occupy farmers for Albany takeover

    05/09/2012 6:38:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/9/12 | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
    A standoff between UC Berkeley and Occupy activists who planted renegade crops on university land is headed from the farm to the courts. The University of California Board of Regents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against 14 protesters, claiming they and others conspired to cut through chains that secured gates and trespass onto the Gill Tract, a patch of land along bustling San Pablo Avenue in Albany. The activists, who call themselves Occupy the Farm, moved onto the tract April 22. They are pressuring the university to preserve part of the tract, which has been the subject of development debates for...
  • The President Who Opposes the Right to Life Admits to ABC News He Opposes Marriage

    05/09/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/9/12 | Keith A Fournier
    The main stream media is abuzz over the acknowledgement by President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC News that he no longer supports marriage as between one man and one woman. The politically correct way of writing about his announcement would be to follow the verbal engineers in the Human Rights Campaign, the Nation's largest Public Interest Law Firm, and say the President supports "marriage equality". I will not do so... Homosexual Equivalency activists want us to hail the Presidents "evolution" as some sort of enlightened act when it is just plain wrong and dangerous for the Nation. Borrowing...
  • Obama Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

    05/09/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9. 2012 | JACKIE CALMES and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday ended nearly two years of “evolving” on the issue of same-sex marriage by publicly endorsing it in a television interview, taking a definitive stand on one of the most contentious and politically charged social issues of the day. “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Mr. Obama told ABC News in an interview that came after the president faced mounting pressure to clarify his position. Mr. Obama said...
  • New Black Panther Leader Shabbaz: Whites Will Be ‘Very, Very, Very Angry’ in November…Will Cling...

    05/09/2012 3:56:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/08/12 | Benny Johnson
    New Black Panther Leader Shabbaz: Whites Will Be ‘Very, Very, Very Angry’ in November…Will Cling to ‘Their God and Their Guns’ — ‘We Might Have To, Too’By Benny Johnson | The Blaze – 21 hrs ago According to New Black Panther party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz: •‘As we go into this election the New Black Panther Party is going to play a great role’ •The white man cannot stop black people in this hour, even thought they have made them n****rs. •‘That black man that is on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’ proves that ‘a black man can accomplish what he will.’...
  • Germany gives rights to tiny babies who die

    05/09/2012 3:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 May 12 16:41 CET | (DAPD/The Local/jcw)
    A German law which meant that very small babies were not recognized as people—meaning that when they died due to miscarriage or after a premature birth, they could often not be buried—has been changed. Until now, dead babies weighing less than 500 grams (1 lb 1.62 oz) were not recognized by German authorities as having a legal identity—they could not be included on the civic register and were often thus not released or accepted for burial. As many German states require a person to be on the civic register before they can be buried, hospitals have often refused to give...
  • MEPs divided on whether to punish EU agencies

    05/09/2012 3:44:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 09.05.12 @ 18:09 | Valentina Pop
    MEPs on Thursday (10 May) are to vote whether to punish three EU agencies for having used public money for questionable purposes and for tolerating conflicts of interest in top management. Political considerations and intense lobbying may change the outcome of the vote, however."There is a lot of lobbying around these agencies. People from the industries and agencies are very powerful and they talk to some of my colleagues," Romanian center-right MEP Monica Macovei told journalists on Tuesday. In charge of looking at how 24 independent EU agencies are spending their budget, Macovei, a long-standing anti-corruption campaigner, has recommended for...
  • Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NC

    05/09/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/09/12 | Neil Munro
    Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NCBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state. The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on change.org immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution. The state’s amendment “discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families [and] in protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention… to a...
  • Fed clears China's first US bank takeover

    05/09/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 09, 21012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    The United States on Wednesday opened its banking market to ICBC, China's biggest bank, for the first time clearing a takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company. Just days after high-level US-China economic talks in Beijing, the Federal Reserve approved an application from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to buy a majority stake in the US subsidiary of Bank of East Asia. The transaction will make ICBC the first Chinese state-controlled bank to acquire retail bank branches in the United States. ICBC has been the most aggressive of China's "big four" banks in expanding overseas. According...
  • U.S. Will Negotiate with Terrorists After All (Hussein released 20 insurgent prisoners)

    05/09/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12 | Dan Rackley
    U.S. Will Negotiate with Terrorists After AllBy Dan Rackley | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Mon, May 7, 2012 COMMENTARY | It is clear that the notion the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists has been thrown out the window. According to CNN, NATO officials have released 20 insurgent prisoners with terrorist ties who were being held in Afghanistan because they want to boost peace negotiations with the Taliban. The same group that claimed responsibility for 9/11 and myriad other things that could be construed with terrorist activity. The idea seems a bit fishy as how can the U.S. reasonably believe...
  • TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints … Four Years Later

    05/09/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints. Here's another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008. In my first week at ProPublica in June 2008, I filed a public records request for the agency's complaint files. Such records can provide good fodder for investigations. For example, amid the brouhaha over the agency's introduction of intensive full-body pat-downs in 2004, I requested complaints and discovered an untold story of the pain and humiliation suffered by rape...
  • Corruption report highlights political party funding in EU countries

    05/09/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 09.05.12 @ 18:15 (May 9) | Nikolaj Nielsen
    European nations are not doing enough to fight corruption and bribery, according to an annual report released on Wednesday (9 May) by the Council of Europe (CoE). In the EU alone, corruption costs an estimated €120 billion annually. The CoE's group of states against corruption (GRECO), which acts as a peer review system producing reports and recommendations on different aspects of each member's efforts to fight corruption, says members need to increase transparency of political funding. In April, GRECO requested Italy to clean up its act, citing a gross lack of transparency throughout its party funding structure. "The control performed...
  • Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/09/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriageBy Mike Lillis - 05/09/12 04:55 PM ET Behind Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a long list of House Democrats hailed President Obama's support for gay marriage Wednesday, saying Republicans are "on the wrong side of history" for their continued opposition. The swift and enthusiastic reaction from Pelosi and others is indication that the Democrats see support for gay marriage as a political benefit — not an albatross — on the campaign trail this year. Obama on Wednesday ended his years-long balancing act surrounding gay marriage, telling ABC News that he...
  • Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney reaffirmed his view that marriage is between "a man and a woman," offering a sharp contrast to President Obama who announced earlier today that he now backs the right of gay couples to marry. Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Oklahoma City, Romney said his position on same sex marriage is unchanged despite Obama's shift on the issue. "I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said. "I have the same view I've had since, well, running...
  • Spain nationalises Bankia as euro crisis escalates

    05/09/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/9/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Spain has nationalised crippled lender Bankia in a dramatic move to contain the esalating crisis and restore faith in the country's management. The forced rescue was ordered by premier Mariano Rajoy after auditors Deloitte refused to sign off the bank's books, amid allegations of €3.5bn (Ł2.8bn) of inflated assets. Half of the bank's €37bn of property exposure is deemed "problematic" by regulators. The lender has asked for €4.5bn in loans, converting the cash into ordinary shares. The Spanish government holding 45pc of the bank in return. Bank of Spain has also demanded Bankia dispose of assets as part of the...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/09/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Sovereignty: Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue. The Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) has been lurking in the shadows for decades. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution, LOST pretends to be an effort to protect the world's oceans from environmental damage and remove it as a cause of potential...
  • Ann Coulter: ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIES (A Dem Lies???)

    05/09/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIESMay 9, 2012 Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, May-9-2012

    05/09/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 90 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach

    05/09/2012 1:54:48 PM PDT · by No One Special · 72 replies
    A Distinctive World ^ | March 2012 | Unknown
    Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach We were told our food was unfit for consumption and demanded that we call off the event... Quail Farm The evening was everything I had dreamed and hoped it would be. The weather was perfect, the farm was filled with friends and guests roaming around talking about organic, sustainable farming practices. Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. The food was prepared exquisitely. The long dinner table, under the direction of dear friends, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. The music was superb. The stars were bright and life...
  • Viewing child pornography online not a crime: New York court ruling

    05/09/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 9 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography online is not a crime. "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court. The decision came after Marist College professor James D. Kent was sentenced to prison in August 2009 after more than 100 images of child pornography were found on his computer's cache. < snip >
  • Florida nabs white supremacists planning "race war."

    05/09/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 8, 2012 | Barbara Liston
    Ten alleged members of a white supremacist group training near Orlando and Disney World for a "race war" have been rounded up in a series of arrests in central Florida, authorities said on Tuesday. The arrests were based on evidence from a confidential informant who infiltrated the neo-Nazi organization known as the American Front 17 months ago, according to an arrest affidavit. "The American Front (AF) is a military-styled, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, skinhead organization and is known as a domestic terrorist organization," the affidavit said.
  • Week in review - Great Pictures (TPX 6 Bus Tour)PLUS VICTORY!/Indiana

    05/09/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT · by Syncro · 17 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Tea Party Express HQ
    Dear Friends, The Tea Party Express had an amazing week last week thanks to all your support and involvement and would like to thank you.  Everyday our buses traveled to a different city in this great nation rallying conservatives.  I think you can agree that the Tea Party is answering our critics and is just as passionate and energized as we were in 2010 and are poised to have another banner year at the ballot box in 2012.We wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the last week that were made possible through your support and...
  • First Lady-commissioned ship springs a leak

    05/09/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SFGate: Alameda Blog ^ | 5/8/12 | Michele Ellson
    Remember when First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Alameda a few months back, to participate in a commissioning ceremony for a new Coast Guard cutter she sponsored? Well, it turns out the brand-new, half-billion dollar cutter has sprung a few leaks. The Associated Press is reporting that the Dorothy Stratton, one of three massive national security vessels homeported in Alameda, has a trio of “pinholes” and a fourth hole that’s about the size of a golf ball in its hull.
  • White House: Abortion OK, But Visitors Must Register Unborn Children

    05/09/2012 12:35:58 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 14 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/8/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is plenty content with legalized abortion and funding abortions with taxpayer funds, but when it comes to Americans visiting the White House, they must register their unborn children when they check in at the front door. The Director of the White House Visitor’s Office, Ellie Shafer, today distributed an email newsletter to members of Congress and others providing detailed instructions on how to register an unborn child (“a baby that has not yet been born,” as Shafer puts it) into the security system the White House uses to arrange group tours. “We have received a number of...
  • President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

    05/09/2012 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The White House ^ | May 9, 2012 | The White House
    WASHINGTON, DC—On May 16, President Barack Obama will award Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia. On that day, when he and his platoon were ambushed by a large enemy force, Specialist Sabo immediately charged the enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. He then assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from...
  • OBAMA FLIP FLOPS ON GAY MARRIAGE---declares support

    05/09/2012 12:11:31 PM PDT · by WellyP · 43 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9 May 2012 | Fox News
    Obama supports guay marriage!
  • Mourdock, Donnelly hit campaign trail running

    05/09/2012 12:01:26 PM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 2 replies
    nwitimes ^ | 5/9/2012 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly wasted no time Wednesday trying out the themes each hopes will help elect him Indiana's next U.S. Senator. At a Republican unity gathering at state party headquarters, Mourdock doubled-down on his opposition to ever compromising core principles, a position he said is shared by most Republican voters. "My idea of bipartisanship frankly going forward is to make sure we have such a Republican majority in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and the White House that if there's going to be bipartisanship it's going to be Democrats coming our way," Mourdock said....
  • Congressman Demands TSA Chief's Immediate Resignation

    05/09/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 9, 2012 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA) of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole demanding his immediate resignation. As he explains in his letter ( Rep Broun May 9, 2012 TSA Letter.pdf), the Georgia congressman had previously contacted Pistole regarding disturbing reports about the TSA in his home state: “I last contacted you in November of 2011 in response to a news report featured on WSB-TV, Atlanta's local ABC affiliate, which detailed potentially lax security standards at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.” Broun tells Pistole that “over-the-top behavior” by TSA agents has...
  • IS THIS WHY THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY REQUIRES UNBORN BABIES BE REGISTERED FOR VISITOR TOURS?

    05/09/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/09/2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Washington Free Beacon is reporting something sure to offend pro-choice advocates — namely, that the White House seemingly requires pregnant visitors to register their unborn babies separately, as a distinct human beings. But is there a more plausible explanation? We think we might have found it.Let’s start from the beginning. The Free Beacon references White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer in an email explaining the process for registering an “unborn fetus” while on a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet...
  • $4 Billion/Year Government Sanctioned FRAUD SCHEME

    05/09/2012 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    WTHR-TV, NBC affiliate in Indianapolis ^ | Unknown | WTHR-TV Indianapolis
    Blood pressure a bit low? Click on the link and spend just under 7 minutes watching this BLOOD-BOILING investigative report by an NBC affiliate on a $4 BILLION/YEAR tax scam in which the Congress and IRS appear to be complicit. Might want to forward this on to YOUR congresscritters. PS: If the goal of the One Worlders is to bankrupt the US and shuttle our resources to turd -- er -- third world countries so they can "catch up" (and it is!), this scam is tailor-made.
  • Parents and Students Protest Teacher Resignations

    05/09/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
    lasvegas.cbs.local.com ^ | 5/07/12 | not sure
    Parents and Students Protest Teacher Resignations May 7, 2012 9:06 PM (Photo-KXNT SamStone) Fifteen veteran teachers resigned because of unduly harsh performance assessments at Vegas Verdes Elementary School, according to a spokesperson at a protest staged by the Clark County Education Association. (Photo-KXNT SamStone) Fifteen veteran teachers resigned because of unduly harsh performance assessments at Vegas Verdes Elementary School, according to a spokesperson at a protest staged by the Clark County Education Association. Reporting Samantha Stone Clark County Education Association, clark county school district, Vegas Verdes Elementary (LAS VEGAS CBS KXNT) A student protest staged by the Clark County Education...
  • Parents and Students Protest Teacher Resignations

    05/09/2012 10:59:16 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 12 replies
    lasvegas.cbs.local.com ^ | 5/07/12 | not sure
    Parents and Students Protest Teacher Resignations May 7, 2012 9:06 PM (Photo-KXNT SamStone) Fifteen veteran teachers resigned because of unduly harsh performance assessments at Vegas Verdes Elementary School, according to a spokesperson at a protest staged by the Clark County Education Association. (Photo-KXNT SamStone) Fifteen veteran teachers resigned because of unduly harsh performance assessments at Vegas Verdes Elementary School, according to a spokesperson at a protest staged by the Clark County Education Association. Reporting Samantha Stone Clark County Education Association, clark county school district, Vegas Verdes Elementary (LAS VEGAS CBS KXNT) A student protest staged by the Clark County Education...
  • Nicholas Katzenbach, Trusted Adviser to J.F.K. and L.B.J., Dies at 90

    05/09/2012 10:26:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Douglas Martin
    Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, who helped shape the political history of the 1960s, facing down segregationists, riding herd on historic civil rights legislation and helping to map Vietnam War strategy as a central player in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, died on Tuesday night at his home in Skillman, N.J. He was 90.
  • Diabetic teen upset with TSA screeners at Salt Lake City Airport

    05/09/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    ABC4 News ^ | May 6, 2012 | Don Hudson
    SALT L AKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive. Savannah Barry is mad and on a mission. She wants travelers to be warned before they walk through TSA security. "They need to get with the program and have some education across the board for TSA." After participating in a DECA conference in Salt Lake City with several classmates last week, Savannah,...
  • Is E.W. Jackson the best choice for Virginia for U.S Senator in 2012? (Can he beat Tim Kaine?)

    05/09/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    I Guarantee to Keep This Pledge to You… I will not vote for a budget that increases America’s debt nor will I vote to increase the debt ceiling. I will help lead the fight to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ‘Obamacare’. I will vote against any increase in taxes and lead the fight for a more simplified and fair tax system. I will only support nominees to the Supreme Court and other federal courts who are strict constitutionalists. I will vote against legislation which allocates power to the federal government that is not given to...
  • Here Comes the Made-in-China Cadillac

    05/09/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 9, 2012 | Howard Richman & Raymond Richman
    It's déjŕ vu all over again! GM again caves to Chinese pressure. In September it was the electric car. In April it was the Cadillac. The Chinese government made its latest move in December. That's when The Guardian reported that the Chinese government raised its already high 25% tariff upon American-made vehicles, concerned that increasing numbers of big-engine cars were being purchased by Chinese consumers: General Motors faces the greatest impact, almost 22% extra on some sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and other cars with engine capacities above 2.5 litres. Chrysler faces a 15% penalty, while a 2% levy will be...
  • Strange Anomalies in the Famous Situation Room Photo

    05/09/2012 9:26:07 AM PDT · by GregNH · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/9/2012 | Mara Zebest
    Recently, the MSM were shocked by the news that a girlfriend in Obama's Dreams book was a composite. For many, such news comes as no surprise. The concept of a composite presidency certainly comes as no shock as someone who participated as a contributor and authored evidence presented at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's press conference on Obama's long-form birth certificate report. On the heels of these events -- and taking advantage of an anniversary of the bin Laden raid -- are recent campaign tactics to politicize the killing of Osama bin Laden. With the re-emergence of another round of gutsy call...
  • Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks in Michigan: “A New Course May 9th, 2012 8:50 am [Video]

    05/09/2012 9:25:58 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    MRCentral ^ | May 9th, 2012 8:50 am | Rebel Ross Reports
    Here are the remarks as I was reading them via the teleprompter control screen during Mitt’s speech. It was very interesting to see how many times Mitt added parts to the speech that were not in the prompter and also how many times he simply changed the wording on the fly. I’d love to get a chance sometime to see if President Obama does the same thing or if he stays 100% true to the prompter.
  • Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats

    05/09/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT · by central_va · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Good
    In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get. This year's map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats' 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to defend seats in 11 competitive races, while Republicans will only defend in five. All of which makes Sen. Dick Lugar's loss welcome news for Democrats, who seem to have figured all along that their candidate, Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November. Now...