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  • Government Studies Sexual Habits Of Obese Girls

    11/29/2014 11:55:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 131 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2014 | Casey Harper
    While most Americans put on a few pounds for Thanksgiving, the federal government has been spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars researching why obese girls don’t have sex.The National Institute for Health grant allocated $466,642 to the Magee-Women’s Research Institute to study the sexual habits of obese girls, including how often they have sex and why they are less likely to use protection when they do.“Obese girls consistently report having fewer dating and sexual experiences, but more sexual risk behaviors [i.e., condom nonuse] once they are sexually active,” the study abstract states.Money from the 2014 study will also be...
  • Disgrace for 'Lawrence of Afghanistan': Decorated Green Beret Major lived in Afghan village

    06/29/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 06/24/14 | James Nye
    Major Jim Gant was thrown out the military unceremoniously in March 2012 after his secret affair was discovered Had been living with former Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson for a year The pair had 'gone native' with the Pashtun tribe living in Magwel, in the north of Afghanistan Gant and Tyson both were married with four children when they become involved Green Beret Gant had been serving continuously for 22-months Was respected and praised by then General David Petraeus - US commander in Afghanistan The former general encouraged Gant's unconventional tactics and called him 'Lawrence of Afghanistan' Gant was...
  • The Establishment GOP has endorsed an Open Borders Lobbyist over a Combat Vet in New York CD-3

    05/19/2014 3:49:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    RedState ^ | donnylatenight
    The New York RINO GOP party bosses that brought us Dede Scozzafava, and who backstab GrassRoot conservatives at every junction, have totally outdone themselves this time. The time has never been more ripe to defeat the race baiting head of the DCCC and Congressman from New Yorks 3rd Congressional District, Steve Israel. And who do the party bosses choose to endorse? A radical open borders, pro-amnesty lobbyist, Grant Lally. We all know too well that the Democrats and House GOP leadership are scheming to try and ram through amnesty and continue the abject anarchy on our open borders.
  • May 12th, 1864, General Hancock attacks the Muleshoe at Spotsylvania

    05/12/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT · by abishai · 1 replies
    civilwar.org ^ | Curtis Crockett
    On May 12, General Grant ordered II Corps commander Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock to lead the attack on the Muleshoe, this time from the north, near its tip, where in theory it should have been most vulnerable... ..During the night Confederate pickets heard a rumbling that sounded like troops moving, and Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson alerted his brigade commanders... Within the works Rebels got the order to fire, but in the damp morning air many powder charges failed to ignite. The Yankees poured over the Confederate works by the hundreds, fighting hand-to-hand with bayonets and clubbed muskets. The Federals...
  • Ex-Country Club Hills police chief gets 5 years in prison

    05/04/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 05/01/2014 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD Described by the prosecution as a scourge on Chicago, ex-Country Clubs Hills Police Chief Regina Evans was sentenced late Thursday to five years in prison for stealing more than $900,000 in state grant money. Opting against the 10-year, one-month sentence that federal prosecutors sought, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough nonetheless told Evans that she broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificent fraud. The heart of the governments fraud case against Evans centered on her misuse of a $1.25 million state work-training grant that was part of her effort to revive the Regal Theater on the South...
  • Thom Tillis reaches 3-1 fundraising edge over GOP rivals in N.C. Senate race

    04/24/2014 6:54:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jim Morrill
    Political action committees representing U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Koch Brothers helped Republican Thom Tillis to a 3-1 fundraising edge over his GOP rivals heading into the final month of their U.S. Senate campaign. Donations from McCains Country First PAC and the Koch Industries PAC contributed to Tillis total fundraising of $3.1 million, according to a report posted Thursday by the Federal Election Commission.
  • Minn. health exchange seeks $55M federal grant

    08/08/2013 5:08:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-8-13 | Administration Propaganda(AP)
    ST. PAUL, Minn.Minnesota's health insurance exchange is seeking a $55 million federal grant to pay for its operations next year. The board of directors of MNsure met Wednesday to review the grant request. Five previous federal grants to Minnesota's exchange added up to $110 million. The $55 million request would cover salaries for about 166 full-time employees who would work on MNsure operations, and would also cover spending on technology, marketing, customer service, administration and other items. The director of MNsure says that by 2015, the exchange is expected to be able to cover its own operating costs through a...
  • Who Is Sarah Hall Ingram?

    05/17/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jackie Wellfonder ^ | 5/17/13 | Jackie Wellfonder
    **Welcome Legal Insurrection readers! Thanks Prof. Jacobson for making this your post of the day!** **Updatedsee below** The IRS scandal is a very tangled web and I think it will be a while before we realize the depths of the issue. Just how many IRS officials are involved and how many organizations were targeted? The President is feigning ignorance while Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, resigned earlier this week. For critics of this administration, this means little, as Miller was apparently resigning next month anyway. Today we learned of a second resignation. An internal IRS memo says Joseph Grant,...
  • Bud Grant Honored By Pro Football HOF At His High School

    05/01/2013 2:11:17 PM PDT · by OneVike · 31 replies
    Vikings.com ^ | 5/1/13 | Mike Wobschall
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in the process of honoring each of its members by placing a plaque at each Hall of Famer's high school.The Hall of Fame's project made a stop at Superior (WI) High School on Wednesday to honor legendary Vikings Head Coach Bud Grant as well as fellow Hall of Fame members Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans and Ernie Nevers.Grant is the most revered figure in Vikings lore. He was head coach of the Vikings for 18 seasons (1967-83, 1985) and in that time compiled a regular season record of 158-96-5 while guiding the Vikings to...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Only Angels Have Wings"(1939)

    10/21/2012 3:13:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1939 | Howard Hawks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXRyZe-vsJ8&list=PL9pRcaYn5Sdw8eyH6C0ZjQD1vG_E-jtGl&index=1&feature=plpp_video This week's feature is Howard Hawks' excellent 1939 classic adventure about courageous mail pilots in South America and the women who love them. Cary Grant exceeds in a John Wayne/Humphrey Bogart-type role as their leader and the beautiful Rita Hayworth impresses in one of her earliest performances as his ex-flame. Definitely one of Hawks' best and the finest of his 5 films starring Mr. Grant.
  • Coming Soon to a Coal-Fired Power Grid Near You: 'Chevy Volt Village'

    08/01/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 1 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'Naturally', Obama's helping to pay for it The dangerous, unloved, taxpayer-subsidizeddebacle of a 'green' experiment known as the Chevy Volt is now being featured as the centerpiece of still more taxpayer-subsidized, anti-free-enterpriseenviromento-social engineering: a low energy residential projecttouted as a new kind of 'Smart Community'. 'Pecan Street'is a project in Austin, Texas, and known unofficially as 'Chevy Volt Village' at GM and the US Energy Department, which now chipped-in $10.4M in taxpayer money in-addition to all the bailouts, grants, $7500-per-customer governmentretail subsidies and Soviet-style central-planning that made Government Motors' overpriced, plug-in-P.O.S. possible in the first place. GM is calling...
  • James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    07/24/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/james-holmes-received-26k-grant-from-bethesda-based-national-institutes-of-health/
  • Gayness Is Built Into Batman (DC comics writer interviewed)

    04/26/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | Written on April 26, 2012 | by Rich Johnston
    The new issue [of Playboy] features an interview with [current Batman comics writer] Grant Morrison, talking superheroes. This is the kind of thing he says "Gayness is built into Batman. Im not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. Theres just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character hes intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think thats why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesnt carehes more interested...
  • Buell and Grant Surprise the Rebels at Shiloh

    04/07/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 139 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 7, 2012 | Eric
    April 7, 1862 (Monday) Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee General Grant tried to sleep, first under a tree near his men and then in a cabin that he found already occupied with the wounded. Through the night, Union transports and reinforcements arrived at Pittsburg Landing, bringing 25,000 much-needed men. Grant was certain that his line could withstand a Confederate attack. In fact, he was so certain, that he wanted to go on the offensive. Meanwhile, General Beauregard, now the sole commander of the Confederate Army of Mississippi, slept in General Shermans tent, the former owner vacating it as the Rebels attacked the...
  • DOE: Renewable grant program was a big jobs creator

    04/06/2012 1:43:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    politico ^ | 4/6/12 | ALEX GUILLEN
    A $9 billion Obama administration grant program for renewable energy projects has created tens of thousands of jobs, an Energy Department report out Friday concludes. The report comes just one week after Speaker John Boehner slammed Energy Secretary Steven Chu over the claim and challenged him to provide proof of the jobs creation. The report conducted by DOEs National Renewable Energy Laboratory concludes that the program supported 52,000 to 75,000 construction and installation jobs on average over the three years it was in effect. Between 43,000 to 66,000 of those were indirect jobs in the supply chain (for...
  • My God! We Are Attacked! Disorganized Surprise at Shiloh Church

    04/06/2012 4:35:17 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 21 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 6, 2012 | Eric
    April 6, 1862 (Sunday) Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. The Confederate Army of Mississippi was exhausted. After three treacherous days of marching through cold mud and rain, all 40,000 of them lay quiet, flat against the soaked ground waiting for dawn and the call to attack. As the dawn cast its first light slivers across the eastern horizon, Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, first and second in command of the army, listened to the incipient tenors of battle developing cautiously in their front. Johnston sent word for a general advance and rode to lead his men. Beauregard remained to organize...
  • Why I am a Republican

    12/19/2011 12:40:03 PM PST · by Makana · 8 replies
    Bartleby Quotations ^ | 1890 | U.S. Grant
    From a speech given in Warren, OH in 1890, introducing another political candidate. IN 1 view of the known character of the speaker who is to address you to-day, and his long public career, and association with the leading statesmen of this country for the past twenty years, it would not be becoming in me to detain you with many remarks of my own. But it may be proper for me to account to you on the first occasion of my presiding at political meetings for the faith that is in me. 1 I am a Republican, as the two...
  • Two Bulldogs: Newt Gingrich and Ulysses Grant

    12/07/2011 7:45:51 AM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 7 Dec 11 | Xzins
    General Ulysses S. Grant was denounced by rivals as a man who drank far too much. Many called him a drunk. They insinuated he really shouldn't be in command. In response to that, one source says: With Halleck out of the way, Grant gained command of the Union Army in the West. Grant had valuable support from several members of Congress and, more importantly, from President Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was urged to fire US Grant due to charges of Grants drunkeness, careless and bold style or typically large casualty figures, Lincoln said of Grant, I cant spare this man....
  • Newt: The Civil Warrior

    12/03/2011 10:22:20 AM PST · by TBBT · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/3/2011 | Rosslyn Smith
    Over the last couple of days, several well-regarded Republican pundits have taken it upon themselves to educate Republican primary voters about the many shortcomings of Newt Gingrich. As I read them, I was reminded of Abraham Lincoln's reaction to the series of military and political experts who warned him that Ulysses S. Grant was an overly ambitious, incompetent drunk. When these experts demanded Grant's removal after the then-unprecedented casualties at Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, Lincoln acknowledge Grant's shortcomings but responded, "I can't spare this man; he fights." Many of Grant's critics were enamored of George B. McClellan, a...
  • November 7th, 1861, The Battle of Belmont

    11/07/2011 4:18:20 AM PST · by abishai
    On November 6, 1861, Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant left Cairo, Illinois, by steamers, in conjunction with two gunboats, to make a demonstration against Columbus, Kentucky. The next morning, Grant learned that Confederate troops had crossed the Mississippi River from Columbus to Belmont, Missouri, to intercept two detachments sent in pursuit of Brig. Gen. M. Jeff Thompson and, possibly, to reinforce Maj. Gen. Sterling Prices force. He landed on the Missouri shore, out of the range of Confederate artillery at Columbus, and started marching the mile to Belmont. At 9:00 in the morning, an engagement began. The Federals routed the Confederates...
  • Long-time ACORN affiliate secures $350,000 in new taxpayer funding

    09/19/2011 10:26:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/19/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    An organization affiliated with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) received a new cash infusion from U.S. taxpayers in early September, amounting to $350,000. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA) $350,000 in early September. This newly discovered funding is in addition to the $300,000 AHCOA secured in August, as The Daily Caller reported last week. The new grant was part of a $10 million HUD funding package announced on September 2. Unlike the $300,000 from early August, HUD specifically awarded this $350,000 to AHCOA Pennsylvania, a local...
  • Congressional Committee Agrees to Place Obama's Statue in front of Union Station

    06/02/2011 3:10:33 PM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    After Barack Obama became the first African-American President, an admirer decided to sculpt a statue in his honor. When he completed the project, the artist donated it to the city of Chicago. The 50 city aldermen eagerly began looking for a proper site for the work of art. After almost a year of considering different places around Chicago, the 50 aldermen could not agree upon an appropriate venue. Eventually, the Mayor suggested that they send the statue to Washington D.C., and with a unanimous vote the city council agreed. When the statue arrived in the capitol, the U.S. Senate,...
  • Apr 9, 1865 - Civil War ends

    04/09/2011 4:40:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 38 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | Apr 9, 2011
    American Minute, with Bill FedererApril 9The Civil War began on Wilmer McLean's farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, with the First Battle of Bull Run. A Union shell exploded in his kitchen. Wilmer McLean moved to get away from the conflict, yet almost four years later his new home, near Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was the agreed location for General Robert E. Lee to surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant on APRIL 9, 1865. Ken Burn's documentary film of the Civil War stated that the war began in Wilmer McLean's front yard and ended in his front parlor. The Civil War...
  • Your Government to pay $5m for Ground Zero Mosque

    11/24/2010 8:20:06 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/24/10 | Alaphiah
    Whether you are for or against the building of an Islamic Mosque at the site described as ground zero, there is no way that you can support the government, your government reported plan to pay seed money for any religious construction under any condition. That would violate your sense of separation of church and state. Yet your government has been building Mosques all around the world with your money for sometime (see previous post) The latest violation of the separation of church that your government is involved in is it is about to secretly fund 5 million dollars for the...
  • Palin's 2012 Strategy: Move by the Right Flank

    11/06/2010 1:35:51 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 11/6/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    To get some idea of the scope of the shellacking delivered to the Democrats in the 2010 midterms, it is worth noting that the new 112th Congress which convenes in January will be unprecedented in the lifetimes of most who are reading this now. No. It is not the first time the GOP has held the Majority. But it is the first time that the Democrats have failed to field a House caucus of over 200 members. Their 63 seat drubbing will leave them with 193, the first time they have fallen below the 200 member threshold since 1946. However,...
  • Oh My - The Most Beautiful Bond Girl Yet?

    09/20/2006 7:57:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,506+ views
    Miami Poetry review ^ | 8/2006 | Tom hansen
    The list is lengthy. From the highly sensual Ursula Andress as Honey Rider to the electric Halle Berry as Jinx, every James Bond film is known as much for one gorgeous female character as it is for its high tech action and suave sophistication. But when it comes to the most recent selection, the casting folks hope they have broken the vault with Caterina Murino. The exotic beauty plays Solange in the latest Bond endeavor, Casino Royale, the first of Ian Fleming's wondrous Bond books. Somehow, the beautiful Murino managed only a fourth place finish in the 1996 Miss Italy...
  • Your tax dollars at work: National Science Foundation gives $700K grant to theater company

    10/06/2010 12:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/10 | Mark Hemingway
    One in 10 Americans are out of work, and this how the National Science Foundation is spending your money: The National Science Foundation has awarded a $700,000 grant to the Civilians, a New York theater company, to finance the production of a show about climate change. The Great Immensity, with a book by Steven Cosson (This Beautiful City) and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), tells the story of Polly, a photojournalist who disappears while working in the rain forests of Panama. The grant is a rare gift to an arts organization from the foundation
  • WhiteHouse.Gov Buries President Grant In Untruths

    09/27/2010 1:08:10 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 9/27/2010 | Jed Graham
    While this doesnt rate on a scale of White House problems, it is nonetheless remarkable how rudely and inaccurately WhiteHouse.gov treats the 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. Here is the assessment: When he was elected, the American people hoped for an end to turmoil. Grant provided neither vigor nor reform. Looking to Congress for direction, he seemed bewildered.
  • U aims to head off childhood obesity (MN)

    09/10/2010 3:21:55 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-10-10 | JEREMY OLSON,
    The University of Minnesota has received a $7 million federal grant to create a childhood obesity center with the goal of transforming the exercise and eating habits of as many as 530 Minnesota families. Researchers will use the grant, announced Thursday, to connect families with health advocates in medical clinics, enroll them in classes about healthy foods and active lifestyles, and improve their access to healthful foods and recreation opportunities.
  • I just received a robo call - "service call" from Obama admin to help me apply for a grant...

    09/10/2010 11:35:12 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 15 replies
    fr ^ | 9/10/10 | American Dream 246
    I just received a robo call "service call" from Obama admin to help me apply for a grant...non refundable grant for my small business. Never asked for anything. Press 1 to talk to an expert. Why would they do that??? Why are they in such a hurry to spend..er...my money? A robocall to push people to apply for a grant?
  • Johannes Mehserle and Oscar Grant. Rioting Will Make it Better. Right?

    07/09/2010 6:33:17 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Associated Content ^ | July 9th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Racism is what people use to describe white people not liking people of "color". What do we call people of color that riot, destroy their own neighborhoods and shout for the death of white people? There is no word. Why? No one wants to say that ALL people are of color. White is a color. People of color shouting hate towards white people are just as racist as white people doing the same to people of color.
  • U.S. Spent $550,496 on Study...To Learn About the Sex Lives of Truck Drivers

    07/04/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Adam Cassandra
    (CNSNews.com) - The federal government has spent $550,496 on a project that involved conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews with American long-haul truck drivers to learn about their sex lives in order to assess their risk of contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. The project has failed to find any instances of HIV among the truck drivers studied. Several international studies have documented substantial levels of sexual risk behaviors and high rates of STI and HIV amongst long-distance truck drivers living in diverse settings including India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Thailand, says the abstract for the grant published by...
  • Judge agrees to grant asylum to ex-Israeli spy

    06/30/2010 11:53:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    mercury news ^ | 6/30/10 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGOThe son of a Hamas founder who became a Christian and an Israeli spy will be granted U.S. asylum after he passes a routine background check, an immigration judge ruled Wednesday. Mosab Hassan Yousef got the news during a 15-minute deportation hearing after a U.S. Department of Homeland Security attorney said the government was dropping its objections. The agency denied Yousef's asylum request in February 2009, arguing that he had been involved in terrorism and was a threat to the United States.
  • Huntington mayor may pull away from firefighter grant

    05/27/2010 5:13:18 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 7 replies · 227+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/27/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Huntington Indiana's Mayor Steve Updike, may refuse a grant that was issued to place 6 laid off firefighters back on the job. Updike laid off 6 firefighters last fall because of a city financial shortfall. The lay offs were part of a city wide layoff that caused the closing of a fire station in the community of 37,000.
  • Africana Prof Accused of Making Sexist Comments

    04/12/2010 7:07:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 63 replies · 1,878+ views
    2010 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | April 12, 2010 - 2:43am | By Lawrence Lan
    ITHACA, NY-Two months after an Africana professor allegedly called two black graduate students black bitches, members and allies of the Africana community undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and alumni alike have begun to speak out more fervently about the issue. Earlier this year, Prof. Grant Farred, English and Africana studies, invited two of his advisees both female graduate students who wish to remain anonymous to attend a Feb. 5 and 6 conference at the University of Rochester entitled Theorizing Black Studies: Thinking Black Intellectuals. The two students arrived late to a conference panel, after which Farred...
  • Eye Opener: Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill?

    03/06/2010 12:39:19 PM PST · by rdb3 · 40 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3 MARCH 2010 | Ed O'Keefe
    Happy Wednesday! The Gipper soon may be coming to a wallet near you, if a Republican lawmaker has his way. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) on Tuesday proposed putting the nation's 40th president on the greenbacks, arguing he deserves the monetary honor.
  • get Hamilton OFF our currency

    03/04/2010 9:53:45 PM PST · by PizzaDriver · 64 replies · 926+ views
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    When I read a News Item about changing which Founder appears on our Currency, I hope the Item will urge DELETING Hamilton from the $10 Bill. Hamilton was our Nation's 1st Progressive! He spent his career striving against the TENTH Amendment. Twas Hamilton, that drove Washington to march against the "Whiskey Rebellion" farmers.
  • Reagan on the $50?

    03/03/2010 3:53:56 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 54 replies · 689+ views
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 03/03/10 | Julie Mason
    It doesn't buy what it used to, but will this swap-out be granted? Remember when Grover Norquist was on that tear to have one thing in every state named for former President Reagan? So adorable. We thought he mostly gave up but in truth, we quit paying attention when the plan to add Reagan to Mount Rushmore fell through. It's an election year, though, so any and all ways for Republicans to ostentatiously honor the nation's 40th president must now present themselves and be heard. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Republican from North Carolina, wants to boot Ulysses S. Grant from...
  • Proposal would put Ronald Reagan's face on the $50 bill

    03/03/2010 7:17:30 AM PST · by Palter · 62 replies · 1,277+ views
    LA Times ^ | 03 Mar 2010 | Richard Simon
    Rep. Patrick McHenry's bill to replace Ulysses S. Grant's image with the 40th president's generates controversy. Ronald Reagan is honored by, among other things, an airport, a freeway, an aircraft carrier and -- ironically for a critic of big government -- one of the biggest federal buildings in Washington. Now, some of the late president's admirers are launching a new effort to add another honor: printing his likeness on a $50 bill in place of Ulysses S. Grant's. In polls of presidential scholars, Reagan consistently outranks Grant, said Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.), who introduced legislation to make the change....
  • Obama: The Black Ulysses S. Grant (In A Bad Way)

    02/19/2010 8:34:23 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 19 replies · 726+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 02-19-10 | Ben Shapiro
    Everyone's been trying to find a historical parallel to President Obama. Most suggest he's the second coming of FDR. Many believe he's Jimmy Carter redux. Some think he's JFK with a shorter haircut. There's one historical parallel that can't be denied, though: Obama is the black Ulysses S. Grant without the beard. I understand that's an insult to Grant, a great war hero and a true hero of civil rights, believe it or not (his reconstruction policies were far more radical than his successors'). But Grant is most remembered for corruption in his presidency. He wasn't totally personally corrupt, although...
  • Gay seniors program wins $475,000 grant (Chicago)

    02/17/2010 8:45:24 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 32 replies · 671+ views
    Chicago Breaking News ^ | Feb 17, 2010 | Rex W Hupke
    A program that caters to the unique needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender senior citizens received nearly half a million dollars in federal funding Tuesday, opening the door for a wide range of initiatives organizers hope will assist thousands of older Chicagoans. The program, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, or SAGE, is part of the Center on Halsted, a gay and lesbian community center in Lakeview, and was profiled by the Tribune last June. Its director, Serena Worthington, said the $475,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services marks only the third time that federal...
  • The Mann grant (more than half a million federal stimulus dollars used to feed the hoax)

    01/23/2010 7:24:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 675+ views
    The Mann grantTuesday, January 19, 2010 Granting more than half a million federal stimulus dollars to a professor whose Climategate role prompted a Penn State University investigation is politically motivated misuse of public money at its worst. Michael Mann received the three-year, $541,184 grant in June, according to The National Center for Public Policy Research, a nonpartisan educational foundation in Washington. Creator of the discredited "hockey stick" temperature graph that purportedly buttressed the case for man-made global warming, he's a key figure in the leaked Climategate e-mails that show data were manipulated and destroyed and contrary research was suppressed to...
  • Breath Of Heaven-Amy Grant

    12/25/2009 3:28:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 481+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 25,2009 | Biggirl
    The original song done by Amy Grant and with scenes from the movie, " The Nativity".
  • FEMA Grant to ACORN is Offensive

    09/29/2009 9:11:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 786+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9/29/09 | Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
    Earlier this month and despite the public scrutiny over the voter fraud and felony criminal activity associated with ACORN, the Department of Homeland Security went ahead and granted $997,402 to ACORN under the FY 2008 Fire Prevention and Safety Program. To most people, the timing and the amount of the grant would seem off base, but when you take into account the fact that DHS awarded ACORNan organization with no clear expertise in fire safety and preventiona fire prevention and safety grant, its just plain offensive.
  • UI grant will provide outreach to immigrants in Iowa, Nebraska (Dept of Justice grant)

    09/23/2009 4:54:54 AM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 15 replies · 1,407+ views
    Many immigrants are drawn to the Midwest for the same reasons that anyone moves to the heartland: job opportunities, the strong educational system and the high quality of life. However, new immigrant workers are too often vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation or unsafe working conditions, according to Amy Weismann, University of Iowa Center for Human Rights deputy director. The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a grant of $50,000 to the UI Center for Human Rights, the UI Labor Center and Nebraska Appleseed for Law in the Public Interest to extend significant outreach activities to immigrant workforces in Iowa and Nebraska....
  • So much for packing a, um, rod

    09/11/2009 12:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 133 replies · 3,511+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2009 | JAMIE SCHRAM
    It's a lesson he should have learned from Plaxico Burress -- but this was worse. A 15-year-old Brooklyn boy shot himself in the penis Sunday after fumbling with a gun that had slid from his waistband, authorities said yesterday. Khamir Grant was then arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon -- the same charges levied against Burress, who shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008, law-enforcement sources said.
  • Changes in student loans could mean savings for you (Pell grants become an entitlement?)

    07/10/2009 7:15:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 577+ views
    Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/09/09 | JEAN CHATZKY
    Changes in student loans could mean savings for youJEAN CHATZKY TIMES-DISPATCH COLUMNIST Published: July 9, 2009 **SNIP** Graduates in the Class of 2009 have an even better deal, says Edie Irons, communications director of the Project on Student Debt. "If you consolidate during your grace period, which is the six months after you graduate, you can lock in a rate of 1.88 percent." New borrowers of subsidized (need-based) Stafford loans are also going to see lower rates. Because of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the interest rate on these loans for 2009-2010 is going to be...
  • Russia to grant U.S. Afghan supply route

    07/04/2009 11:30:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/4/09 | Oleg Shchedrov and Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) Russia will grant President Barack Obama permission next week to ship U.S. weapons supplies across its territory, or through its airspace, en route to Afghanistan, sources on both sides told Reuters on Saturday. The transit deal will open up an important corridor for the United States as it steps up its Afghan war against Taliban insurgents by sending in more troops. Routes via Pakistan have come under attack by militants. It will be one of the main agreements signed during Obama's Moscow summit next week with Kremlin chief Dmitry Medvedev, the sources said. "The agreement will include...
  • Only Angels Have Wings-TCM June 15-12:00AM E.S.T.

    06/14/2009 1:16:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies · 351+ views
    A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
  • Hugh Grant kicks paparazzi lensman in the groin

    06/11/2009 6:45:10 AM PDT · by abb · 30 replies · 980+ views
    IBN Live ^ | June 11, 2009 | Staff
    Hollywood star Hugh Grant has run into trouble with paparazzi yet again. According to a video posted on the celeb website TMZ.com, the 48-year-old star is seen kicking a photographer below the waist, in the groin. Grant was leaving a hotspot in New York when he was followed by a group of paparazzi. When they followed him in spite of his warnings, Grant kicked a photographer. This is not the first time for Grant. A few years ago he was also accused of throwing baked beans at a London photographer.