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  • Ithaca School Union President Arrested for Grand Larceny

    02/12/2014 3:36:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Ithaca, N.Y. — The former President of the Ithaca Education Support Professionals Union has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from members. Laureen F. Hamilton, 52, admitted to Ithaca police she took around $7,000 without authorization from the union coffers in 2013. According to the City of Ithaca Police Department, Hamilton, a resident of Cayuta, NY, was charged with third-degree grand larceny. In a statement, police said they were first alerted to the matter on January 17. Investigators later interviewed Hamilton, who admitted she took the money while president of the union. When the crime happened, Hamilton was President of...
  • The disappearance of heroes -- perception or reality?

    11/10/2013 8:36:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-10-13 | Luke Hamilton
    Our stories are changing. Wonder and Beauty slowly eke from our world, unnoticed and unmourned. I used to think it was a natural cessation from the Neverland of youth; a necessary immigration from the immature trappings of youthful imagination to the logical constraints of a moribund maturity. However I've found that this is not just my perspective, draining of imagination and wonder as I age. Our stories, our heroes are changing. Our children seem less prone to idealism, more immune to wonder; and this points to a tidal shift in the culture itself. If you watch or read any contemporary...
  • Snowden Admits Taking Booz Hamilton Job to Gather Evidence on NSA Surveillance

    06/25/2013 4:26:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-24-2013 | Jim Hoft
    NSA leaker Edward Snowden admitted to taking a job at Booz Hamilton in order to gather evidence on US spying. Snowden was fired from Booz Allen on June 11. Active content removed Active content removed The South China Morning Post reported: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to obtain evidence of Washington’s cyberspying networks, the South China Morning Post can reveal. For the first time, Snowden has admitted he sought a position at Booz Allen Hamilton so he could collect proof about the US National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programmes ahead...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Olympic skater Scott Hamilton stumps for Romney

    10/18/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    seacoastonline.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Robyn Keriazes
    EXETER — Some came for the politics, some came for the skating and others came just to see what the commotion was about. Olympic gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton spoke at the Rinks at Exeter on Wednesday afternoon as his last stop on a New Hampshire tour endorsing Mitt Romney for president. "It's difficult because as a figure skater you want everybody to like you, and when you stand up here only half of (the) people like you," said Hamilton, "but I feel very strongly about this."
  • Hamilton makes history with four home runs

    05/08/2012 9:56:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    MLB.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | T.R. Sullivan
    Josh Hamilton tied a Major League record when he hit four home runs against the Orioles on Tuesday night, and Netali Feliz allowed one run over six innings as the Rangers won their second straight with a 10-3 victory at Camden Yards. Hamilton is the 16th Major League player to hit four in one game and the first since Carlos Delgado did it on Sept. 25, 2003, for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also set an American League record with 18 total bases. He had a double in his other at-bat to tie a Major League record for extra-base hits....
  • 'Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid dies on Friday the 13th at age 87

    04/19/2012 12:54:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19, 2012 | 11:03 am | Patrick Kevin Day
    Jonathan Frid, the man known to fans around the world as Barnabas Collins, the suave vampire from the cult hit soap opera "Dark Shadows" has died at age 87. The Hamilton Spectator, of Hamilton, Ontario, reports the Canadian actor died in his hometown of Hamilton at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, April 13. Frid's final screen role was a cameo in "Dark Shadows," the soap opera's upcoming big-screen revamp directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas. Kathryn Leigh Scott, who co-starred with Frid on the original "Dark Shadows" and recently reunited with him to film her own...
  • William Hamilton, who said `God is Dead,’ dies at 87

    03/02/2012 9:13:07 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    RNS ^ | March 1, 2012 | Nancy Haught
    PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) William Hamilton, the retired theologian who declared in the 1960s that God was dead, died Tuesday (Feb. 28) in his downtown Portland apartment. He was 87. Hamilton said he'd been haunted by questions about God since he was a teenager. Years later, when his conclusion was published in the April 8, 1966, edition of Time Magazine, he found himself at the center of a theological storm. Time christened the new movement "radical theology," and Hamilton, one of its key figures, received death threats and inspired angry letters to the editor. He lost his endowed chair as...
  • The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? (it's that "faith" thing)

    09/25/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2011 | AP
    [snip] ....What's going on? "The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows," concludes economist-ethicist Clive Hamilton. He and others who track what they call "denialism" find that its nature is changing in America, last redoubt of climate naysayers. It has taken on a more partisan, ideological tone. Polls find a widening Republican-Democrat gap on climate. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry even accuses climate scientists of lying for money. Global warming looms as a debatable question in yet another U.S. election campaign. From his big-windowed office overlooking the wooded campus of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades,...
  • There is a difference ...

    07/12/2011 7:03:29 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 4 replies
    7-12-2011 | Rurudyne
    There is a difference between these two statements, one of which may be familiar to some forumites hereabout.... The power to tax must be adequate to address the Powers to appropriate. Taxes can never accomplish the objects for which they were collected unless the power to appropriate is as broad as the power to tax. The former may be considered a summation of the explanation of the language in A1:S8:C1 given by Madison and others to the several States before the ratification of the Constitution. This view holds that the terms "common Defence" or "general Welfare" are described by the...
  • Al Gore addresses Hamilton grads (hoax “most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced”)

    05/24/2011 4:18:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Al Gore addresses Hamilton grads05/23/2011 02:22:00 pm StaffReport Clinton, N.Y. -- Al Gore, 45th vice president of the U.S., Nobel Laureate and author of An Inconvenient Truth, told Hamilton’s Class of 2011 that the climate crisis is “the most serious challenge that our civilization has ever faced,” and that while the grassroots movement in support of solving the climate crisis is the most powerful in the history of the world, “it will be the generation of you in this graduating class that will really bring about change.” Gore also addressed the political state of our democracy and how decisions made...
  • James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    11/25/2010 1:05:54 PM PST · by Publius · 19 replies
    A Publius Essay, with an assist from Jemmy Madison | 22 December 1792 | Publius & James Madison
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 172 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • America was founded as a protectionist nation

    09/13/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by rmlew · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ian Fletcher
    Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America’s economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don’t Tread On Me or my right to import. It is, in fact,...
  • Learning from the Tragedy at Weehawken

    07/12/2010 10:23:12 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 12, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As dawn was breaking over the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, two boats rowed across from Manhattan Island (such interviews as they planned were illegal in New York). The first to arrive was the Vice President and his second; twenty minutes later, the other boat brought the former Secretary of the Treasury and his second. Once they had dispensed with the formalities, two of the most prominent men in America faced each other and fired. Struck in the abdomen, General Alexander Hamilton lay on the ground, to die in agony the following day. This indispensable founding father...
  • The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Bridging the Republican Divide

    05/11/2010 6:58:29 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 250+ views
    RedState ^ | May 10, 2010 | Vassar Bushmills
    *** (When I make this mark ***, I am noting a place a Blue GOP centrist sub/urbanite is apt to disagree and hang up. Instead, I invite you to comment and/or disagree, or at least reconsider and continue reading. I promise not to say anything petty about your side…or tell a Mitch joke…but do try to put your whole mind to this. I’ll admit you’re my betters if you’ll admit you have a real short attention span.) The Hook I was at a party Friday with an old friend and long time Virginia Republican Party insider. A strong conservative when...
  • Alexander Hamilton Tried To Warn Us

    04/12/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 711+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/12/10 | CaroleL
    As the Obama administration continues its plan to usurp the rights of the American people with regard to commerce, energy, immigration and other key issues of our time; we should remember the warning of one of our nation's founders with regard to our rights and the document that was supposed to safeguard them. What many, especially those educated in the "modern" American public school system, may not know is that the founders strongly disagreed on whether or not to include the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.
  • 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.
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • Palin to speak in Hamilton, Ont.

    12/12/2009 5:01:44 AM PST · by Loyalist · 3 replies · 656+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 11, 2009
    Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is coming to Hamilton, Ont. Palin is making an appearance in April to help raise funds for the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Peter¹s Hospital. Gabe Macaluso, former CEO of Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, is a member of the committee organizing the visit and will release more details about the visit soon. Palin, who reportedly makes $20,000 for speaking engagements, is on tour in the U.S. promoting her new book, Going Rogue. It will be Palin¹s first visit to Canada since losing the 2008 election.
  • Senate confirms Obama judge pick

    11/20/2009 11:09:45 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 11 replies · 731+ views
    philly.com ^ | Friday November 20, 2009
    Senate confirms Obama judge pick WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed U.S. District Judge David Hamilton of Indiana yesterday for the Chicago-based U.S. Appeals Court for the Seventh Circuit, approving a nominee targeted by conservatives as a liberal activist.
  • Group Running Ad Against Obama Nominee Hamilton (7th Circuit--Cloture Vote TODAY)

    11/17/2009 8:22:58 AM PST · by montag813 · 5 replies · 802+ views
    StopHamilton.com ^ | 11-17-09 | montag813
    New ad running on FoxNews in D.C. (and apparently in states with undecided Senators). Haven't seen it but link to it HERE. This is about Judge David Hamilton, Obama's extremist nominee for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The GOP managed to delay his vote back in April, but now Harry Reid is trying to stop any debate on Hamilton by setting a cloture vote for TONIGHT. Hamilton ruled that prayers mentioning Jesus in the Indiana legislature were illegal, but that prayers mentioning Allah were legal. Isn't that special? He was overturned by the 7th Circuit, and so of course...
  • Hamilton Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Threatening to Bomb Cincinnati Airport...

    11/04/2009 7:12:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hamilton Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Threatening to Bomb Cincinnati Airport and Other Cincinnati-Area Landmarks CINCINNATI—Frederick D. Purvis, 43, of Hamilton, was sentenced in United States District Court here today to 30 months' imprisonment for a series of messages he sent in November, 2008 in which he threatened to blow up seven Cincinnati-area landmarks including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. He was also sentenced to serve six years of supervised release after his prison term. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, James A. Zerhusen, United...
  • Listen to Candidates Bucking For United States Senator Harry Reid Seat in 2010 Part 3

    10/04/2009 1:33:30 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 169+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | October 4, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Listen to Candidates Bucking For United States Senator Harry Reid Seat in 2010 Part 3 We have had candidates that have been campaigning for US Nevada Senator Harry Reid Seat in 2010. One Republican and one Democrat. On October 3, 2009 we have had Sharron Angle Republican Candidate for US Senate on the Veterans In Politics Talk Show on All Talk Radio. On October 3, 2009 we have had Edward “Mr. Clean” Hamilton Democratic Candidate for US Senate on the Veterans In Politics Talk Show on All Talk Radio. Listen to what they have to say and do your homework...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Ed Hamilton and Sharron Angle

    09/30/2009 1:12:24 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 1 replies · 138+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | September 30, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Ed Hamilton and Sharron Angle LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net Our Listeners for the month of August are 109,859 thousand and growing: Thank You: October 3: Ed Hamilton Democrat Candidate for US Senate Representing Nevada:: Sharron Angle former Nevada State Assemblywoman and Republican candidate for United States Senate Representing Nevada:: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy on www.alltalkradio.net. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and...
  • Jefferson vs. Hamilton Redux

    08/13/2009 10:03:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 748+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 13 Aug 2009 | Alfred G. Cuzán
    The debate over ObamaCare brings to mind an old dispute exploding national debt brings to mind a defining conflict between two of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Their feud--nicely recounted in John Ferling's A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic--has parallels with today's debate, but with an ironic twist.Hamilton, our first Secretary of the Treasury, was a nationalist who had an expansive view of the powers granted to the nascent federal government under the newly-ratified Constitution. A favorite of President George Washington (in whose staff he served during the war of independence),...
  • A Tale of Two Treasuries ( Alexander Hamilton vs. Geithner/Paulson

    06/09/2009 5:52:37 AM PDT · by kellynla · 252+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.8.09 | Darrell Issa
    In his debut as the nation's 75th treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner has been a smashing success -- if success is measured by more federal debt and less accountability to American taxpayers. It was never supposed to be this way. When our first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, sought to establish the nation's first bank in 1791, he faced challenges from those who condemned the move as an unconstitutional power grab to control the flow of credit and direct the national economy. Against these criticisms, Hamilton drafted numerous provisions to ensure solvency, transparency and fiscal restraint on the part of the federal...
  • We will NOT be ignored! We will NOT go away! If you VALUE your office, then VALUE our voice!

    06/04/2009 9:23:08 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies · 763+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | June 4, 2009 | M. McMurrey
    Special to AIPNEWS.com Just when you think you have heard it all, there is more. The Republican party has failed time and again to stand on the party planks, and failed to listen to the voices of the members of the party, the voters, whom they are allegedly supposed to represent. NOW we cannot even be assured that our voices are being heard, when it is our own voice, in Washington DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee is hoping to make fast moves today, while under the smoke screen of Obama's support of Muslim rights and his selection of Sotomayor for...
  • Judge Hamilton's confirmation to 7th Circuit Court should be stopped

    05/11/2009 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 836+ views
    The Fort Wayne News-Sentinal ^ | May. 11, 2009 | Douglas Wellman
    The nomination of Judge David Hamilton by President Obama to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals should concern all Americans. His nomination raises several issues that should run up the red flag for any American who loves his country and believes in constitutional government. The first problem with Hamilton is that when he was appointed in 1994 by then-President Clinton, the American Bar Association rated him as unqualified. Judge Hamilton used to be a fund-raiser for ACORN, an acronym and an organization that have become synonymous with voter fraud. Judge Hamilton served on the board of the ACLU, a group...
  • The President's Radical Court Pick

    04/30/2009 3:06:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 614+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, April 30, 2009 | By Vasko Kohlmayer
    President Obama has made a number of controversial appointments during his first 100 days in office, but perhaps none more so than activist judge and ACLU alumnus David Hamilton. In a nomination that may be voted on as early as this week, the president has chosen Hamilton to sit on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, an important Chicago-based bench whose jurisdiction extends over Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The appointment serves as an early warning that Obama’s judicial nominees, presented as “moderates,” will be anything but. Born in 1957, Hamilton began his judicial career when he was nominated by President...
  • The Great Falls: Power for Another Revolution?

    03/28/2009 7:25:05 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 2,217+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2009 | JACQUELINE MROZ
    Timothy Ivy for The New York TimesBIG SPLASH Paterson hopes that having the Great Falls designated as a National Historical Park will provide a major economic boostTimothy Ivy for The New York Times HYDRO POWERED Mayor José Torres of Paterson hopes the park will revitalize his city. Paterson, NJ MORE than 200 years ago, during the Revolutionary War, Alexander Hamilton was traveling with Gen. George Washington when the men stopped with their entourage to have a meal in front of a magnificent waterfall. As they ate and drank, the precocious 23-year-old Hamilton saw in the power of the falls an...
  • Pro-Abortion Obama Nominees Sebelius and Hamilton Get Hearings

    03/27/2009 10:32:31 AM PDT · by julieee · 202+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 27, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Health Secretary Nominee Kathleen Sebelius Has Hearing Next Week Washington, DC -- The Senate showdown on the nomination of pro-abortion Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius to become the next health secretary begins next week. That's when the Senate HELP Committee will hold its hearing on the potential Obama official who has a close relationship with a late-term abortion practitioner. Full story and action alert at: http://www.LifeNews.com/nat4942.html Senate Sets Hearing Date for President Obama's First Pro-Abortion Judicial Pick Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Senate has set a date for the Judiciary Committee to hold a confirmation hearing on Judge David Hamilton,...
  • Judge ACORN and the Impending Eruption of Mt. Malkin

    03/23/2009 3:23:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,375+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Busy week, busy people, and somehow I missed Matthew Vadum's report revealing that President Obama's first judicial appointee, David Hamilton, is a former ACORN fundraiser. I didn't see it until it was mentioned in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today. Michelle Malkin has a whole blog category devoted to "ACORN Watch," so how she missed this one I don't know, but Twitter is an amazing tool: rsmccain@michellemalkin Michelle, please prepare to blow a gasket http://tinyurl.com/cdcszj #tcot So we're now in gasket-blowing countdown mode. Will let you know when Mt. Malkin erupts.
  • RUSH: Obama Wants to Channel Your Anger Toward Killing Capitalism

    03/19/2009 2:16:44 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies · 976+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 18, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Wants to Channel Your Anger Toward Killing Capitalism March 18, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have four sound bites. President Obama outside the White House, he was on the South Lawn, before getting on a helicopter heading over to Andrews Air Force Base to go out to California. We have put together a montage of the opening remarks that the teleprompter told him to say. OBAMA: People are rightly outraged about these particular bonuses.But just as outrageous is the culture that these bonuses are a symptom of, that have existed for far too long; a situation where excess...
  • Alexander Hamilton, Modern America’s Founding Father

    03/01/2009 6:35:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,102+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2009 | Myron Magnet
    How New York’s opportunity society became America’sWe New Yorkers imagine our city’s history begins in earnest with the Gilded Age and the Great Migration that brought many of our forebears sailing under the Statue of Liberty’s torch to supercharge a nascent metropolis with a jolt of new energy. But this summer, when a handful of square-bearded, antique-garbed Pennsylvania German Baptists jacked a yellow clapboard house up over a Harlem church and wheeled it around the corner to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, we recalled that more than a century earlier Gotham took center stage as the nation’s first...
  • A Fake Banking History of the United States

    11/24/2008 6:10:20 AM PST · by Oyarsa · 6 replies · 614+ views
    Mises.org ^ | Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    Ask yourself this question: was the housing price bubble, which has burst, caused by (a) a Fed policy of too much liquidity, which caused artificially low interest rates, which in turn caused a great deal of malinvestment, or (b) a Fed policy of too little liquidity which caused high interest rates and a credit-starved economy? If you chose answer b, congratulations, you may have a future as a celebrated author, historian, and Wall Street Journal commentator. Answer b is a theme of a truly ridiculous article by John Steele Gordon in the October 10 issue of the Wall Street Journal...
  • Past & Present: Alexander Hamilton and the Start of the National Debt[This Day in History]

    09/18/2008 2:27:45 PM PDT · by BGHater · 116 replies · 942+ views
    US News ^ | 18 Sep 2008 | John Steele Gordon
    Hamilton's big idea is still with us today. John Steele Gordon recalls the history of the debt On Sept. 18, 1789, the new secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, entered into negotiations for a temporary loan with the Bank of New York and the Bank of North America—the only two banks in the country at that time. The following February, the deal went through and the government borrowed $19,608.81. It was the start of the American national debt under the new Constitution. The United States was not exactly a good credit risk at that time, so the government was, perhaps,...
  • Hamilton: From heroin to home run hero

    08/31/2008 1:56:40 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies · 145+ views
    Minnesota Christian Chronicle ^ | August 2008 | Art Stricklin
    As Major League Baseball showcased its stars in famed Yankee Stadium, the player who emerged from the All-Star break as the biggest star of all, Texas Ranger outfielder Josh Hamilton, spent most of his time pointing to someone greater than himself. Hamilton, whose career and his life were nearly ended by drug addiction, wowed the masses in person and on TV during Monday night's Home Run Derby, but he used his national platform to give credit to God for his athletic ability. "I can't believe what God has done in my life and how quickly He has done it," Hamilton...
  • Today in History: Burr-Hamilton duel (July 11,1804)

    07/11/2008 8:48:56 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 9 replies · 1,158+ views
    Burr-Hamilton duel A contemporary artistic rendering of the July 11, 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton by J. Mund. The DuelIn the early morning hours of July 11, 1804, Burr and Hamilton departed by separate boats from Manhattan and rowed across the Hudson River to a spot known as the Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey, a popular dueling ground below the towering cliffs of the Palisades. Hamilton and Burr agreed to take the duel to Weehawken because dueling had been outlawed in New York (The same site was used for 18 known duels between 1700 and 1845.).In...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Capital Compromise

    07/05/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | FERGUS M. BORDEWICH
    Last month, workmen jacked up a 206-year-old yellow clapboard house, levered it onto a set of remote-controlled dollies, and trundled it two blocks to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, overlooking East Harlem in New York City. The Grange, as it is called, was the home of Alexander Hamilton, best known as co-author of the Federalist papers and America's first secretary of the Treasury. But this founding father also had an extraordinary role in the infant nation's attempt to come to grips with the curse of slavery. Born in the West Indies, Hamilton was one of the most ardent...
  • Hamilton's home moved to new spot in Harlem

    06/08/2008 11:45:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 77+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2008 | Verena Dobnik
    NEW YORK — Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...
  • American Revolution

    12/01/2001 6:06:09 PM PST · by CRAW · 93 replies · 4,901+ views
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  • Founders' Quotes - Jefferson & Hamilton on Duty to be Armed

    12/03/2007 6:42:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Patriot Post - Others ^ | 12/03/2007 | Thomas Jefferson
    Founder’s Quotes – Jefferson and Hamilton on Citizens Duty to be Armed “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824) ”If the representatives of the people betray...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Relevance for Today

    11/02/2007 6:06:22 AM PDT · by Publius64 · 8 replies · 122+ views
    The Forum ^ | Alexander Hamilton
    "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." -Alexander Hamilton
  • Dennis of Damascus and Tehran Tom

    09/15/2007 8:11:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 353+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | September 14, 2007
    Dennis of Damascus and Tehran Tom September 14, 2007 FrontPageMagazine.com Kenneth R. Timmerman As Democrats in Congress and the organized left denounce the cautious optimism of Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus (“General Betray Us,” according to moveon.org), some Members continue to consort with the enemy in ways reminiscent of Hanoi Jane Fonda in the early 1970s. Dennis Kucinich is the latest among the Congressional Democrats to travel the road to Damascus, to give aid and comfort to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. In an interview with a tarted-up reporter for Syrian state television, Kucinich laid out his plan for...
  • Uncle Osama Wants You

    09/10/2007 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 416+ views
    IBD ^ | September 10, 2007
    War On Terror: The co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission buy the Democratic line that the war in Iraq is a diversion from the war on terror and a recruiting tool for al-Qaida . But it's the bad guys who are less safe. In a Washington Post op-ed, 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton ponder the question of whether we are safer now than we were on that tragic day. They conclude the war in Iraq has made us less safe. They are wrong. "No conflict" they opine, "drains more time, attention, blood and treasure and support...
  • The Headhunters

    08/19/2007 6:29:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies · 780+ views
    Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | August 18th, 2007 | Jeff Kallman
    Yesterday I commented somewhat extensively on Jack Hamilton, who is considered to this day a hate object because of the tragic beaning of Boston Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro in 1967. The tragedy ruined Conigliaro’s career and may—may—have contributed long-term to his premature death. It certainly hung Hamilton with a reputation as a careless headhunter. And he doesn’t deserve it. The Red Sox plan to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Conigliaro beaning Saturday night, before playing the team for whom Hamilton pitched when Tony C. went down for the count, the team known then as the California Angels. It’s...
  • Iran: The Conspiracy that Wasn't (Amir Taheri)

    07/20/2007 5:56:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 419+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 20, 2007 | Amir Taheri
    Iran: The Conspiracy that Wasn't July 20, 2007 The New York Post Amir Taheri . . . THOUGH IT DOES SEEM A FINE IDEA Esfandiari: Hardly a "foreign plotter." EVER since its creation in 1979, the Islamic Republic in Iran has been obsessed with conspiracy theories, especially "foreign plots" to topple it. This paranoia was demonstrated again Wednesday with the televised confessions of two U.S. citizens of Iranian origin arrested in Tehran and accused of working for the "Great Satan." To most Iranians who watched the sordid show, the two "enemies of Islam" seemed unlikely heroes of an international conspiracy....
  • Hamilton worries about prospects in Iraq

    07/16/2007 1:24:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/07 | Calvin Woodward - ap
    WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, said Monday he's "extremely doubtful" that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be able to secure the country and allow American forces to leave any time soon. President Bush, however, reaffirmed his strong support for al-Maliki. And in what has become a drumbeat from the region, yet another military commander said Monday it would be a mistake to draw down U.S. troops just as the buildup is making its best progress. "There is no chance that the Iraqi forces could take over at any time, or certainly by the...