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  • Zimmerman family member calls NAACP ‘racists,’ says ‘there will be blood on your hands’

    04/02/2012 8:34:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 2, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    In a letter obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller on Monday, a family member of George Zimmerman ripped Seminole County, Fla. NAACP president Turner Clayton for a rush to judgment in the Trayvon Martin case. “It’s time for you to end the race issue in this matter and call for cooler heads to prevail,” the letter reads. “If something happens to George as a result of the race furor stirred up by this mischaracterization of George there will be blood on your hands as well as the rest of the racists that have rushed to judgment. You need to call...
  • Some spiritual Febreze for the Diocese of Worcester...

    04/02/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Saint Augustine, in his Confessions, Book VIII, Chapter X, describes his torment at being torn between two wills, the carnal and the spiritual, and writes, "..as yet I was bound by the iron chain of my own will. The enemy held fast my will, and had made of it a chain, and had bound me tight with it. For out of the perverse will came lust, and the service of lust ended in habit, and habit, not resisted, became necessity. By these links, as it were, forged together -- which is why I called it 'a chain' - a hard...
  • ABC News doctors Zimmerman video to peddle false story in Trayvon Martin case

    03/31/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    bob-owens.com ^ | Mar 29, 2012
    ABC News doctors Zimmerman video to peddle false story in Trayvon Martin case Written By: Bob - Mar• 29•12 he Daily Caller has investigated the ABC News claim that police closed circuit television of George Zimmerman being brought to the Sanford, FL police station shows no sign of injury, in what appears to be an intentional effort by the network to cast doubt on Zimmerman’s accounting of events. Zimmerman claims he was forced to shoot high school football player Trayvon Martin after Martin knocked him down and began slamming his head into the ground. ABC News blatantly lied about what...
  • Christian Professor Fired for Refusing to Watch Vulgar Gay Play at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX

    03/30/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 50 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 3/30/2012 | David Bellow
    Wow, this appened right here in southeast Texas. A theater arts department professor, Linda Ozmun, at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX had no problem doing her job. She was teaching kids about theater arts. That was her job and she was doing it just fine. The school wanted more than that though. According to a lawsuit that the terminated professor filed, the school chairwoman Judith Sebesta, and eventually the Dean, told her that she had to attend a vulgar gay pride play, by Tim Miller, or else she would be terminated. The professor is a Christian who did not want...
  • Cardinal Carlo Martini has chosen to engage in dissent and lying

    03/30/2012 7:22:44 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In my last post, I noted how Cardinal Carlo Martini says [in his new book], "I disagree with the position of those in the Church, that take issue with civil unions..It is not bad, instead of casual sex between men, that two people have a certain stability..." Besides demonstrating his personal loss of faith, the retired Cardinal provides us with further evidence that the homosexual agenda has made significant inroads within the Church. But that hardly comes as news. Back in 1995, reporter Edwin Thomas of Micromega magazine carried out an unusual survey. Every evening for several weeks, Mr. Thomas...
  • IT’S JARED LOUGHNER ALL OVER AGAIN: Gun Control Advocates Fired Up About Trayvon

    03/30/2012 4:56:28 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 9 replies
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/29/2012 | webtoday.tv
    “Never let a crisis go to waste,” the phrase recently made famous by Barack Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanual, appears to be earning a place as the unspoken mantra of liberal agendas everywhere. When it comes to the battle over gun control, it’s getting to be a tired game for Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation and co-author of the new book, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd...
  • The Bloody Fingernails of David Soares [Albany County District Attorney]

    03/28/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Soares Spot ^ | March 26, 2012 | Prudently Anonymous
    Everybody knows we like to laugh it up here on SoaresSpot on any number of different topics. But this is not one of those times. What I'm about to write below compels nothing other than sober awareness for Albany County voters. That's because there is no funny or jovial element to this story, no appropriately humorous images or photoshopping--absolutely nothing about this incident can be processed and construed that way. Notwithstanding our comprehensive absence of faith in everything about David Soares, this is truly stunning--even for him. In my lap I've this package somebody sent my way the other day....
  • Terence Weldon has lost his faith in Christ, His Church and her doctrines

    03/28/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 28, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Wednesday, March 28, 2012Terence Weldon has lost his faith in Christ, His Church and her doctrines Terence Weldon wants to introduce us to James Nickoloff, a confused and lost soul whom he refers to as a "gay Catholic theologian." Weldon writes, "Dr James B Nickoloff is an openly gay, Catholic theologian, who unlike many others to whom that description applies, is working in an eminently respectable corner of the Catholic academy. He is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and also an adjunct professor at the Jesuit University of Santa Clara,...
  • Black men who could be Obama's son arrested for murder of white Mississippi State student.

    03/27/2012 3:29:18 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | 27 March 2012 | Jammie
    It’s funny, I have yet to see a single story about anyone holding candlelight vigils for John Sanderson. There’s no outrage from the left about a group of young black men murdering a white college student, no Congressional hearings scheduled, no civil rights hucksters leading marches. Have MSNBC and CNN gone with wall-to-wall coverage of this case? Have they even mentioned it? Sanderson was white, so I guess he’s expendable. Two suspects are now in custody and facing capital murder charges in Saturday’s fatal shooting of Mississippi State University student John Sanderson outside a campus dorm room. Authorities still are...
  • Terence Weldon attempts to justify his calumny against Pope Benedict XVI

    03/27/2012 1:02:34 PM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 27, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Recently, radical homosexual activist Terence Weldon wrote an ugly Blog post suggesting that Pope Benedict XVI has a homosexual inclination. In this offensive post, Mr. Weldon wrote: "‘The question has been often asked,and sometimes answered by way of speculation amounting to not much more than guesswork or innuendo based largely on observations on the devoted, ever present and attentive gorgeous Georg or the expensive Prada red shoes, or the personalized celebrity fragrance. Does it matter? Richard Sipe, noting that Benedict has has been the author [of] seriously nasty Vatican documents seeking to bar gay men from the priesthood, and labelling...
  • Group Stands By Bounty Offer For Zimmerman (New Black Panthers)["...we are military."]

    03/27/2012 12:47:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 37+ views
    CNN ^ | March 26, 2012
    The separatist New Black Panther Party, described as a hate group by a civil rights organization, is standing by its $10,000 bounty offer for the capture of the man who shot Trayvon Martin, despite vehement opposition from, among others, Martin's family. "We're here to make them do their job," organizer Mikhail Muhammad said on Monday. "We will support Trayvon's family, but we are military." Martin was shot February 26 by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, while walking back from a Sanford, Florida, convenience store. Zimmerman, according to friends and his attorney, Craig Sonner, said he killed Martin, 17,...
  • New Black Panther Party leader arrested in DeKalb Co.

    03/26/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 24+ views
    WGCL-TV ^ | March 26, 2012 | Katie Kosciolek
    The DeKalb Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad Members arrested the New Black Panther Party's Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Nzinga, 49, recently announced that the New Black Panther Party is placing a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the shooter of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said Nzinga was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7x28 handgun. An investigation revealed that he pawned the gun at a Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on Rockbridge Road. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Nzinga's convictions of felony deposit account...
  • Terence Weldon: False prophet pointing the way to animalism and barbarism

    03/26/2012 7:37:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies · 2+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. Antonio Pardo has explained that in animals, "..the interaction of other instincts (particularly dominance) can result in behavior that appears to be homosexual. Such behavior cannot be equated with an animal homosexuality. All it means is that animal sexual behavior encompasses aspects beyond that of reproduction." This scientific fact upsets radical homosexual activists who believe that homosexual behavior is observable in animals and that since homosexuality is in accordance with animal nature it must also be in accordance with human nature since man is also animal. This is their reasoning. Radical homosexual activist and dissenter Terence Weldon, who serves...
  • Newport Harbor High (CA) Suspends Boys Basketball Program (Threats Against Coach)

    03/25/2012 8:02:21 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 2 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 25, 2012 | Landon Hall
    Newport Harbor High School has suspended the boys' basketball program indefinitely because of "criminal threats" against Coach Larry Hirst and his wife, Principal Michael Vossen said in a statement. "Possible suspects at this time include individuals associated with the NHHS boys' basketball program," Vossen wrote in an email sent to parents of players Saturday. "Due to the severity of this incident, and for the safety of our staff members, effective immediately the boys' basketball program is suspended pending further investigation."
  • Warning: "You are making a lot of very powerful people very angry."

    03/25/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 25, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Sunday, March 25, 2012Blog comment: "...you are making a lot of potentially very powerful people very, very angry." In one of his last homilies, Archbishop Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, said: "A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of the gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good so that they become entrenched in their sinful state, betrays the gospel's call. A preaching that does not discomfit sinners but lulls them in their sin leaves Zebulun and Naphtali in the shadow of death. A preaching that awakens, a preaching that enlightens --...
  • Santorum wins in a Louisiana Bayou Blowout signaling 2-man race

    03/24/2012 8:46:09 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 72 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 24, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Rick Santorum, has won a major victory in Louisiana, Saturday, in the Republican Presidential Primary beating his closest opponent by over 20% of the vote. With 75 percent of the precincts reporting, Santorum had 49 percent of the vote, Romney 26 percent and Gingrich 16 percent After the victory, his campaign issued this statement pushing the message that the Louisiana primary has solidified the GOP Presidential election to be a two-man race.
  • Anonymous Witness Police Used Tells Orlando Station Trayvon Martin Attacked George Zimmerman

    03/24/2012 3:38:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 226 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2012 | Frances Martel
    As the investigation into the investigation of the killing of Trayvon Martin continues, new facts are beginning to surface, and the Fox affiliate in Tampa Bay found an anonymous witness who spoke to them in George Zimmerman‘s defense, saying he saw the man who was mostly the aggressor in the struggle fall on the grass, dead. Tampa Bay’s Fox 13 reported that the witness, who agreed only to be identified as “John,” saw the struggle and it was his testimony the police used to let Zimmerman go free (John spoke to Fox 13′s Orlando Affiliate, Fox 35). His statements to...
  • Can we trust the Sentinel & Enterprise to cover the Catholic Church?

    03/24/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 24, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Professor James Hitchcock has said that many in the media belong to a "self-defined 'enlightened' class who claim the right to judge other people's beliefs, even when they do not understand those beliefs, a claim which clearly contradicts the same enlightened class's constant sermons about 'respect' and 'understanding.' Their favorite cause is 'sexual freedom' and nothing sets off their alarm bells faster than the suggestion that chastity may have some value...Religious believers are continually accused of trying to impose their beliefs on others, which in reality means resisting having secular beliefs imposed on them...The enlightened class obviously does not understand...
  • Wanted Dead or Alive Poster Issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

    03/23/2012 4:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies · 3+ views
    All Voices ^ | March 23, 2012 | Harold Michael Harvey
    Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago. Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain said he accosted what he alleges was a suspicious looking black male walking through his neighborhood. He further contends the man punched him, and bloodied his nose, so Zimmerman fired a gun shot striking the man in the chest. The “man” was 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who would lie in the county morgue three days before police alerted his parents...
  • Louisiana GOP Primary Nears As Gingrich, Paul, Romney, Santorum Swamp State

    03/23/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by Marketfly1
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Stephen
    Louisiana is the pivot point in the GOP Presidential primary season with its elections being held Saturday. Throughout the week, the candidates have been making campaign and media appearances plus sending out press releases extolling their political strengths, attacking their opposition, and taking advantage of the state’s strong dislike of President Obama. With the vote only one day away, what’s happening in this media avalanche with the Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul campaigns? Will this be Newt’s last shootout as some are predicting? If so, who benefits? Take a look:
  • Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

    03/23/2012 10:48:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 20, 2012 | Deborah Lambert
    Spring had barely sprung on the campus of Mississippi State University this year when some 400 pairs of high heels were heard clicking around the campus, according to mensactivism.org. They belonged to Mississippi State men, who were pressured to walk around campus wearing high heels as part of a rape awareness event, “funded by a $300,000 grant to the university under the Violence against Women Act.” Fortunately, there were only four rapes on this campus from 2005 to 2010 – hardly an epidemic. Nevertheless, the grant money was used to flood the campus with preventive education information. In the campus...
  • College Expels George Zimmerman Following Trayvon Martin Shooting

    03/22/2012 10:53:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 22, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    In light of Trayvon Martin‘s death, Seminole State College has expelled George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. The college released a statement Thursday addressing the “high-profile controversy” — citing student safety as the sole reason. The statement said: “Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment. [...] This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.” The Orlando Sentinel reports Zimmerman was working toward...
  • White teenager who ran over black man with truck gets life.

    03/22/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | March 22, 2012 | Kingfish
    A Rankin County Mississippi teenager pleaded guilty yesterday to running over a black man with his truck, killing him. He did this after he beat him and yelled white power several times. Teen and some friends left a bonfire 30 minutes from Jackson and came to Jackson looking for blacks to beat up. Video of the entire hearing included. Judge was a Republican when on city council and known as pretty conservative.
  • Indicted Union Boss Gets Jersey Shore Relief

    03/22/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/22/12 | Friends of Ours
    A union boss charged last October with shaking down businesses by threatening labor unrest "will get to enjoy some fun in the sun while he awaits trial" as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post: "Anthony Fazio Jr. won permission today for weekend trips to New Jersey, where his lawyer said 'he frequently sees friends, shops and visits the Jersey Shore.'" Fazio is President of Local 348-s of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Brooklyn, NY which was founded by his father Anthony Fazio Sr. According to court papers the FBI has uncovered suspected ties between...
  • South Side Values

    03/21/2012 7:13:01 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 6 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-21-12 | Stoutcat
    You may already have heard what the First Lady had to say when speaking with David Letterman (David Letterman?) the other night about raising kids in the White House: “For us, it’s the values. The thing that we try to do is make sure — the residence is on the second and the third floor of the White House. And what we want to have happen is when they get off that elevator and walk in to our residence that it feels like the south side of Chicago, the same values, the same rules, the same sense of responsibility…” She...
  • Light Rail to Nowhere (braying)

    03/21/2012 5:38:52 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/21/12 | bray
    And so we know and rely on the LOVE God has for us. God is LOVE. Whoever lives in LOVE lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 In the Peoples Republic of Portland the commies really love their Choo Choos. They have wasted tens of Billions of other people’s money so a few thousand riders can ride Light Rail. This is not about transportation or even the corruption we have in Tri-Met mass transit, this is goes to the darkest depths of the liberal mindset. For the most hardcore liberal who worships the earth these trains are...
  • Opening Statements In Colombo Trial

    03/20/2012 10:35:01 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/20/12 | Friends of Ours
    Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers made their opening arguments yesterday at the racketeering trial in Brooklyn, NY against former Colombo street boss Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli and reputed soldier Dino "Little Dino" Saracino as reported by Mosi Secret for The New York Times. Tommy Shots is accussed of six murders, and Little Dino of three. The government described Gioeli as a brown-nosing careerist who climbed the Colombo ladder by whacking those who betrayed or otherwise displeased the bosses as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "Gioeli ascended to the top of the Colombo crime family as a reward...
  • BREAKING ELECTION FRAUD: Why Did ABC-TV Post Illinois GOP Primary Results 24 Hours Early?!

    03/20/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    SGT News ^ | 3-20-12 | SGT
    On the eve before the GOP Illinois primary, one might ask: How the hell does SGTreport have election results for a Republican primary in Illinois which has yet to take place? We have long argued that the fix is in, but this… um… leaves us speechless. Posted tonight – MONDAY, March 19th – on the web site of Chicago ABC News Affiliate WLS-TV are the following election results, clearly labeled as “Illinois Races, Federal Offices”. If we have this wrong, please let us know why this information exists in ANY form. Or, if we are indeed living in a banana...
  • Vanity Thread: My Youngest Graduated from Lackland AFB on 3/2/12 and I am a PROUD Mama!

    03/20/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 24 replies
    My youngest graduated from Lackland Air Force Base, 322/184 San Antonio Texas on 3/2/12 and it was AWESOME! I believe ALL children should go into military training starting at age FIVE! I say this as I look around at the sad lack of parenting and parenting by guilt that I see today. It was very refreshing to see all those young people in uniform obeying the rules instead of doing drugs, living in their parents basements, and cursing out those same parents. I also felt that it was a shame for these bright and talented young people to have to...
  • U.S. Bank closes UC Davis branch, citing disruption by Occupy protesters

    03/19/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | March 19, 2012 | Mark Glover
    Citing chronic disruption of business by Occupy movement protesters, Minnesota-based U.S. Bank has closed its branch office on the University of California, Davis, campus. In a March 1 letter to the UC Board of Regents, the bank said Occupy protesters have intermittently blocked the door to the bank branch in the Memorial Union since January. The bank chose to close during some of the protests. The bank said the situation ultimately became "intolerable." UC officials said they believe the termination letter is premature, noting that UCD had been in discussions with bank representatives about the future of the branch office....
  • Trial Starts For Accused Cop Killers

    03/19/2012 4:37:08 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/19/12 | Friends of Ours
    Trial begins today in a Brooklyn federal courtroom against former Colombo street boss Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli and reputed soldier Dino "Little Dino" Saracino as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News. Tommy Shots and Little Dino are accused -- among multiple other murders -- of carrying out a hit fifteen years ago against NYPD cop Ralph Dolls under the orders of former Colombo acting boss Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace who "felt disrespected that his ex-wife [Kimberly Kennaugh] had married a police officer." Dolls was Kennaugh's fourth husband, and Cacace her third. Kennaugh's second husband, Colombo soldier Enrico "Eddie"...
  • Dan Patlak and the Quest for a Fair Election

    03/17/2012 9:28:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 17, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Elections aren’t always fair, and primaries can make it especially difficult. That’s life. Redistricting sometimes forces two good incumbents to run against each other; look at the battle between young freshman moderate Adam Kinzinger (ACU rating 72%) and seasoned conservative Don Manzullo (same period ACU 92%, lifetime ACU 95.5%) for a House seat in the 2012 Illinois map. We’d love to re-elect both, but we have to choose. Such primaries are painful; however much you hope to keep an internecine battle cordial, you have to talk issues, and competence, and sometimes personality too. Primaries can pose an opportunity for a...
  • Let exorcism prayer begin within the Diocese of Worcester itself!

    03/17/2012 8:26:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Benedict XVI, a little while back, said that: "Today we see in a truly terrifying way that the greatest persecution of the church does not come from outside enemies but is born of sin within the church." (See here). This truth is often downplayed by some when it is not forgotten altogether. In this week's Catholic Free Press, Father Daniel J. Becker (who to his credit acknowledges that "each one of us is a sinner, with particular faults and bad habits which darken our souls"), writes in an article entitled "Shine the light on evil": "The truth of today's...
  • No New Trial For Serial Killer Charles Carneglia

    03/17/2012 6:13:17 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/17/12 | Friends of Ours
    A federal judge has denied a bid by Gambino killer Charles Carneglia for a new trial. Carneglia was convicted in March 2009 on a racketeering charge involving four murders, and sentenced in September 2009 to life in prison. In moving for a new trial Carneglia argued that his defense lawyer should have put him on the witness stand but Judge Jack Weinstein who presided over the 2009 proceedings wasn't buying it as reported by Mitchel Maddux for the New York Post: "'Taking the witness stand ... would have allowed the government to demonstrate convincingly' that Carneglia was 'incorrigible, with a...
  • This Week’s Nanny State Breakdown

    03/15/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT · by 92nina · 11 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-03-09 | [Staff]
    Whether it is trying to implement a 21st century prohibition, or limit your salt intake, the nanny state has been launching attacks on all fronts in 2012. Running out of things to control and regulate, big brother’s efforts has reached new levels of lunacy. Here's a glance at the state of the Nanny State [last] week: D.C. city councilman Jack Evans has introduced new regulations and tax hikes for food trucks. The proposal includes a 10 percent tax increase on all consumer purchases. The bill is expected to pass and should be implemented by October 1st of this year. Food...
  • Louisiana Is Santorum’s To Lose In GOP Presidential Primary

    03/14/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 13, 2012 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    So, Louisiana now gets its crack at the Presidential nomination bat. The state, which many figured would be completely irrelevant during the 2012 GOP primary process, is now the focus of media attention as its time in the national political spotlight is on center stage. The Republican voters now have four candidates for which to pull the lever—Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney instead of the band of “wannabees” that paraded upon the Iowa and New Hampshire stages.
  • Who's Your Buddy?

    03/14/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 4 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-14-12 | Stoutcat
    Who’s Your Buddy?Well, if you’re a member of the US International Longshoremen’s Association, that would be Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Yes, you heard me correctly; an American union (snort) awarded the leader of communist China the title “Best Friend of the American Worker.” China Daily reports: ILA Vice President William McNamara said his association was honored to give the award to Premier Wen to thank China for its great contributions to creating more job opportunities for American workers. The award ceremony coincided with the 10th anniversary of the first direct vessel call to the Port of Boston by China Ocean...
  • Brazil in the headlines for its growing buying power

    03/13/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil in the headlines for its growing buying power By Julio Severo In 2008, I met an American that told us that we (my wife, me and our children) would be living among the nations. Well, we have being living among the nations since 2009! He also told us that 2008 was the last year for America. He told that God was removing his special blessing from America, and that He was in search for another nation — perhaps Brazil. I had no doubts about America, because Christians can see that America has been in massive sins. But a special...
  • Texas Shows That the Size of Government Matters

    03/13/2012 10:17:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-12 | Patrick Gleason
    The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently updated a key chart from their 2010 paper, Texas vs. California: Economic Growth Prospects for the 21st Century.TPPF Vice President of Research Bill Peacock on the chart’s importance: The chart shows that Texas has much lower government spending as a percentage of the private economy than the U.S. or our largest competitor, California. In other words, Texas generally imposes a lower spending burden on it citizens, which translates into lower taxes. But a low spending burden isn’t a constant in Texas. The chart also shows that Texas spending burden has increased at certain times....
  • El Paso Mayor overrules voters, threatens opponents with jail

    03/13/2012 10:04:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/13/2012 | Doug Book
    In a display of the arrogance of power for which the left have become so well known, Democrat El Paso Mayor John Cook decided not only to overrule the results of a 2010 ballot decision, he is hoping to jail those who dared circulate a recall petition in response to his contempt for the will of the voters. In 2009, Mayor Cook and a majority of the El Paso city council decided that health insurance benefits should be provided for unmarried and homosexual “partners” of city employees, at taxpayer expense of course. Church groups and others opposed to the decision...
  • A City Council That Gets It (guns)

    03/11/2012 7:34:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 9 March, 2012 | John Richardson
    The Gastonia (NC) City Council voted Tuesday evening to allow concealed carry in all areas of that city's parks. The vote was 6-1 and came despite a recommendation from the Gastonia Recreation Advisory Commission to impose a ban on concealed carry in athletic facilities. The city’s 6-1 vote, with only Councilman Dave Kirlin opposing, went against a 5-0 recommendation of the Gastonia Recreation Advisory Commission. The commission wanted to allow licensed, concealed weapons in public parks, but to continue to ban them in the more specific recreational areas. But Councilman Jim Gallagher was one of the six who favored a...
  • Girl Scouts Say Farewell to Pet Project: A Service Dog

    03/10/2012 10:50:12 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 8 replies · 1+ views
    OC Register ^ | March 9, 2012 | FRED SWEGLES
    For 10-year-old San Clemente twins Avery and Emma Lalor, raising a golden retriever/poodle from a 25-pound pup to a 95-pound service dog is a project they wish would never end. But they hope Tahoe ends up with a wounded veteran.
  • Murder-Suicide May Derail Mob Cases

    03/09/2012 4:36:05 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/09/12 | Friends of Ours
    Oh, the humanity! In the Garden State last month Gambino soldier Nicholas "Nicky Skins" Stefanelli whacked video poker machine vendor Joseph Rossi at his offices, and two days later ended his own life in a hotel room with a drug overdose as reported by the Daily News. No, it wasn't a love affair turned sour. Apparently the bloody drama played out after Stefanelli developed remorse over wearing a wire for the feds against his paisanos, and he blamed Rossi who previously snitched for his predicament. Rossi otherwise "was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to tax-evasion and illegal-gambling charges filed in...
  • Heather Mallick: Catholic teaching is irrelevant and men should shut up

    03/07/2012 7:26:26 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 39 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Heather Mallick, columnist for The Star, is angry. What has her so upset? The fact that a young man who attends a Catholic school should have the audacity to exhort young women to be modest in their attire. Matt Gurney, writing for the National Post, said that the 17 year old Catholic student, "clearly believes that many of his female peers do not treat each other, or themselves, with due respect, and he wishes that everyone would focus more on how wonderful they are on the inside and not how attractive they can make themselves on the outside." This is...
  • Bad Newt: Cut Megan Kelly’s On-air Time To Discuss his GA win and the GOP Presidential Primary

    03/07/2012 2:37:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies · 1+ views
    March 7, 2012 | vanity
    Bad Newt - Used 30 Minutes of Megan Kelly’s On-air Time To Discuss his GA win and the GOP Primary. Consensus of the Fox panel: “Good grief!! Newt took 30 minutes to make his points!!!” (30 minutes of not talking about Mitt’s Super Tuesday). And what was up with Fox News not running the GA vote totals on the ticker strip? Sarah Palin disclosed to Neil Cavuto that she voted for “the cheerful one.” (Newt) Newt Gingrich picked up 69 additional delegates. His total to date 102 delegates. (By my count, he had 33 going into Super Tuesday and picked...
  • Reminder: Bob Kerrey Cast the Deciding Vote for the Clinton Tax Hike

    03/06/2012 11:44:35 AM PST · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-02 | Kristie Shu
    Bob Kerrey looks to be a challenging replacement for Ben Nelson in the Nebraska 2012 senate race, so constituents need to be reminded of his left-leaning track record. Most prominent was his August 1993 deciding vote in favor of Clinton’s 1993 tax hike, which he himself declared as the “biggest tax increase in the history of the country.” “Kerrey helped lead the fight to unravel Ronald Reagan’s bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986 when Kerrey supported first George H.W. Bush’s 1990 tax increases and then Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax increases,” stated Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Both...
  • Margaritaville Casino Ready to Hire: 1,000 Jobs Open (Biloxi, Mississippi)

    03/05/2012 10:06:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 2+ views
    GULFPORT, Miss. -- Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi will hold job fairs the next two Mondays as it prepares to fill 1,000 jobs. The job fairs are Monday and March 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Dock restaurant in Gulfport. The resort is expected to open the week of May 20....
  • Man Reunited With Dog After Deadly Tornado Outbreak

    03/04/2012 8:34:20 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | March 2, 2012 | ADMIN in Dog News
    Alabama resident Greg Cook thought he lost everything when a deadly tornado touched down in Alabama, tearing homes from their foundations and leaving entire neighborhoods devastated. Cook’s home was leveled by a twister that ripped through the Athens area earlier today, and the East Limestone man assumed his dog had died when the house collapsed.
  • Tough times, tough decisions(Sen Campfield dumps Newt)

    03/03/2012 11:29:51 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 55 replies
    Camp4u - Tennessee politics behind the scenes ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Senator Stacey Campfield
    As the presidential primary draws near in Tennessee, some hard decisions face us. Newt Gingrich to me is the top candidate. Smart, experienced and a great debater with the history of solid results to get it done. In his time as speaker he stood up to the media, balanced budgets, cut unemployment to half what it is now and did a wealth of other great things like reforming our welfare system. He would make an outstanding president. Unfortunately, politics is a cruel mistress. Things shift and momentum turns. After South Carolina 2 mediocre debates and some missteps (such as pushing...
  • DC Resident Fined for Not Recycling Newspapers

    02/29/2012 9:43:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    D.C. resident Patricia White has received fines, totaling $2000 for not recycling old newspapers. The Department of Public Works levied the fines after rooting through her trash and finding old newspapers in it. White tried explaining that she didn’t recycle the papers because she had used them in her cat’s litter box. “It’s not that I don’t support the idea of recycling,” White said. “I recycle plenty of other stuff. But I thought who wants to sort through cat sh*t. For health reasons alone I figured it would be better to just trash the newspapers I used in the litter...