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  • Dignity2012 in Massachusetts: Saying no to an anguished plea for help and love

    04/25/2012 12:48:20 PM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 25, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In its Declaration on Euthanasia issued on May 5, 1980, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had this to say: "Human life is the basis of all goods, and is the necessary source and condition of every human activity and of all society. Most people regard life as something sacred and hold that no one may dispose of it at will, but believers see in life something greater, namely, a gift of God's love, which they are called upon to preserve and make fruitful. And it is this latter consideration that gives rise to the following consequences:...
  • A Tax Hike Is Not A Spending Cut

    04/25/2012 11:27:22 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-24 | Will Upton
    The Illinois Policy Institute has produced some excellent analysis of Governor Pat Quinn’s budget gimmick and the Illinois House budget resolution containing a massive $350 million tobacco tax hike, noting: “A tax hike is not a spending cut.” Below is the Illinois Policy Institute’s open letter to the Illinois General Assembly opposing the tobacco tax increase: Dear Legislator: Both Gov. Quinn’s budget proposal and the House budget resolution called for a $2.7 billion reduction in Medicaid liabilities. Similarly, the governor and the General Assembly have committed to reducing the tax burden for working families. Yet Gov. Quinn’s recently released Medicaid...
  • Petition demands justice for white man allegedly beaten in Trayvon Martin's name

    04/24/2012 8:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 24, 2012 | Joe Newby
    A petition posted earlier this week at change.org demands justice and equal treatment for Matthew Owens, a Mobile, Alabama man who was brutally beaten by a mob late Saturday night. Earlier Tuesday, we reported that Owens was beaten after he "fussed" over kids playing basketball in the road. According to Ashley Parker, Owen's sister, one of the attackers said “[n]ow that's justice for Trayvon.” Fox News reported Tuesday that the case is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite the alleged reference to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed in February, and the racial makeup of...
  • Louisiana State Police Investigate Loomisgate As Saints Use All Legal Recourse

    04/24/2012 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 9 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ed Staton
    t's always exciting in New Orleans when it involves the New Orleans Saints, or so it seems. The Saints plan to seek “all legal recourse" regarding ESPN's Monday report that GM Mickey Loomis used an electronic devise to eavesdrop on opposing coaches from 2002 to 2004. Meanwhile, the Louisiana State Police are in the NFL New Orleans SaintsLoomisgate probe game along with the FBI.
  • Terence Weldon: A pathological need to justify the sin of homosexuality

    04/24/2012 11:29:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 24, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Terence Weldon, the angry homosexual activist who has blasphemed against Christ by suggesting that He had a homosexual relationship and who has accused Pope Benedict XVI of having a homosexual inclination, is at it again. This time the sophomoric soul is advancing the strange idea that the early Church celebrated same sex relationships. He writes, "In Jewish /Christian history, there are numerous examples of same – sex relationships: David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Jesus and the Beloved Disciple, Sergius and Bacchus, and many more. Some of these pairs are named in the liturgical rite of church blessing for same...
  • Gov. Perry and Top TX Conservative Groups Endorse Black State Rep. James White over Mike Hamilton

    04/23/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 19 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/22/12 | David Bellow
    The Governor of Texas, along with other high ranking Republican officials, will be stopping by Southeast Texas soon. They will be coming here to endorse State Representative James White in his re-election big to the Texas House of Representatives against Mike Hamilton in the HD 19 Primary Race which includes Hardin County, Polk County, Tyler County, Jasper County and Newton County. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has already endorsed James White. James White is one of the few minority (black) elected officials in the Texas Legislature. That is not why he is getting so much support though. James White is...
  • North Carolina's Taxpayer Information Act: A Model for the Nation

    04/23/2012 8:53:03 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-19 | Patrick Gleason
    North Carolina has been in the media recently for all the wrong reasons, whether it be the state Democratic Party scandal or the John Edwards trial. It is time for the media and the public to talk about the right reasons that attention should be paid to the Tar Heel State, namely that the state is home to one of the most pro-taxpayer pieces of legislation ever crafted. The aforementioned legislation is The Taxpayer Information Act (HB 315), and it is the brainchild of NC Speaker Pro Tem and candidate for Lt. Governor, Dale Folwell. The Taxpayer Information Act is...
  • I call upon the Diocese of Worcester to renounce the evil spirits which plague it

    04/23/2012 8:23:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Monday, April 23, 2012I call upon the Diocese of Worcester to renounce the evil spirits which plague it Father Jeffrey Steffon is an expert on Satanism and the occult. He has worked counseling victims of satanic ritual abuse and is a popular conference speaker. In his book entitled "Satanism: Is it real?," Fr. Steffon, addressing the popularity of the New Age movement, says that the movement is not new, but is a revival of paganism. He writes, "This revival includes the resurgence of goddess worship. Through ritual, celebration, and myth, NAM and neo=pagans attempt to reharmonize themselves with the Whole...
  • Here Come the Municipal Bankruptcies - government planning attempts gone bad

    04/23/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2012 | Anne Schieber
    The city of Allen Park has a $2.6 million budget deficit this year and doesn’t know how it’s going to pay for it. The city is asking taxpayers for more money but they’ve said no before and there’s no reason to believe they’ll be in any more of a mood when the May 8 millage election arrives. The problem with Allen Park is not so much due to the recession, declining property values or reduced state revenue. Rather, it is a loss of trust and a lack of confidence that even the city’s new panel of leaders won’t be able...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney says apology 'self-serving'

    04/22/2012 6:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | April 22, 2012 | Bakari Savage
    ORLANDO -- The family of Trayvon Martin asked for an apology from their son’s shooter, George Zimmerman, and got one. But their attorney, Benjamin Crump, says it wasn’t good enough. Zimmerman, faces second degree murder charges and apologized during his bond hearing for shooting Trayvon Martin, but the family is unforgiving. “It’s real simple. When they called asking for this meeting the day before the bond hearing, we said this is not the appropriate time. And we certainly don’t think the bond hearing was the appropriate time because it’s very self-serving,” explained Crump. Attorney Ben Crump and the Martin family...
  • Large Meteorite Hits Near Columbia CA at 7:55AM, Several Fires Reported

    04/22/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 89 replies
    News 10 Sacramento ^ | 04/22/2012 | News 10 Sacramento
    An eyewitness says: "It was pretty freakin' real when all the dogs started barking right before it hit, then EVERYTHING shook. We were in the field just outside the barn & the barn continued to shake for a couple minutes afterward. We are about 50-60 miles or so from where it hit."
  • The Catholic Free Press promotes New Age advocate Joyce Rupp

    04/22/2012 6:41:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 22, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The basic credo of the New Age Movement, which looks to usher in a New World Order, is that a person creates their own reality according to what feels right for them. For example, a person may choose to be homosexual, bisexual, monogamous or polygamous and it's "okay" as long as it's "right for me." A person may choose whether or not to have an abortion. And so on. Of course, this is nonsense. For, as Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand reminds us, "The truth of a proposition is essentially objective; a truth which as such would be valid for one...
  • MoveOn petition plays race card with another gunshot tragedy in swing state (North Carolina)

    04/21/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2012 | Caroline May
    As preparations begin for the trial of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, MoveOn.org is ready to stir racial tensions on behalf of another victim in a different swing state. The liberal advocacy group on Saturday morning sent out a petition and plea for donations to its members, urging “Justice for Jasmine,” a black North Carolina teen apparently shot accidentally by a white man last year. In a letter to MoveOn.org members, Treka McMillian, Jasmine Thar’s godmother, alleged that Thar’s shooter, a “23-year-old Caucasian male,” was never brought to justice for the death of the “16-year-old African American” because investigators simply...
  • PA State 31st District Race is Classic Establishment vs. Conservative Battle (My Title)

    04/21/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT · by LoveUSA
    RedState.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Pat Henry as HanoverHenry
    Actual Title: Articulate Conservative Andy Shaw Challenges Planned Parenthood's Favorite State Senator Pat Vance in GOP PrimaryState Senator Pat Vance is one of the finest representatives of the “establishment Republicans” who are willing to sound so very conservative when facing primary elections but who tack to the left when they are safely reelected. In fact, Senator Pat Vance gets along especially well with those who values voter oriented conservatives don’t hold in the highest regard. The incumbent’s rather nice and comfortable remarks (at a GOP forum in York, PA) were in rather marked contrast with those of Andy Shaw who...
  • Zimmerman's apology rings hollow because of human history (More idiocy)

    04/21/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | John Guzzardo
    George Zimmerman apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin in court a few days ago. The killing of a young African American male by a white male has raised not only questions about the “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida, but also questions about race relations nationally. What Zimmerman felt in his heart is anyone’s guess; the apology seemed heartfelt. Unfortunately, to many, it already rings hollow. At issue here isn’t whether or not Zimmerman is really guilty or innocent, whether he had malicious intent or was defending himself against what he perceived as imminent danger to his own life....
  • New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

    04/20/2012 9:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. -- A new photograph released by ABC News shows George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head. The network says it was able to verify the photo was taken in Sanford on the night of the shooting using it's embedded data. The photo was reportedly shot by an anonymous source with an iPhone three minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. The source told ABC News that Zimmerman told them to call his wife and "tell her I shot someone." The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense...
  • Excerpts from Zimmerman's apology, testimony

    04/20/2012 3:18:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    In an unusual move, George Zimmerman took the witness stand Friday to apologize to the parents of Trayvon Martin for fatally shooting their 17-year-old son. Assistant prosecutor Bernardo de la Rionda took the opportunity to grill the neighborhood watch volunteer about some of the statements he made to police. Here's a partial transcript of Zimmerman's testimony: Zimmerman: I wanted to say I am very sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am, and I did not know if he was armed or...
  • The Nanny State Update

    04/20/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-04-20 | [Staff]
    Nanny Bloomberg’s at it again; exasperated environmentalists try another approach to save spotted owls; and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood moonlights as a traffic cop all in this week’s edition of Nanny State overreach. Highway to Hell: Last week we brought you news of Nanny State regulators at NHTSA battling what they now call “the distracted driving epidemic.” Perhaps they should add Transportation Secretary LaHood to their expanding list of potential distractions. In a fit of self-righteousness LaHood claimedduring a speech this week that he hasn’t used a cellphone while driving in over three years. LaHood also stated that he...
  • George Zimmerman: Community meeting leads to 9-point proposal

    04/19/2012 11:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | April 19, 2012 | John W. Davis, Reporter
    SANFORD -- City and community leaders held a community meeting Thursday night to discuss the Trayvon Martin case. Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte and Acting Police Chief Darren Scott attended the meeting, which took place at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. During the meeting, Sanford leaders rolled out a preliminary nine-point plan aimed to move the community forward. However, several community members felt the most important point was absent. Community members are still calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who has temporarily stepped down. City Manager Norton Bonaparte defended his decision to not fire Lee. “The...
  • Obama lawyer Angelo Genova tries to suppress & intimidate NJ conservative press & citizen journalist

    04/19/2012 1:54:18 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 15 replies
    CDR Kerchner (Ret)'s Blog ^ | April 18, 2012 | CDR Kerchner
    I heard this morning that the Obama lawyers are trying to suppress the videos of the NJ Obama Ballot Access Challenge public hearing. I just spoke with Attorney Mario Apuzzo and he confirmed that Obama’s lawyers have called him and told him they are planning to take legal action to get the videos of the NJ Ballot Access Challenge Public Hearing pulled and suppressed. What is the Obama side ashamed of and doesn’t want the world to see. Could it be that their Obama “emperor has no clothing on”, i.e., has no known conclusively proven true legal identity clothing/papers to...
  • Richard Wagner says the Catholic Church has an inconvenient secret

    04/18/2012 9:14:59 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 18, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Richard Wagner, a confused soul who resides in Seattle, Washington, has a brief biography at the website for the "Center for Progressive Christianity" which may be found here. This lost soul says that he works to "heal" professionals including religious leaders and that he has facilitated "support groups for gay clergy of numerous denominations for many years." Mr. Wagner offers his advice at a website titled drdicksexadvice.com. Why am I even writing about him? Because this lost soul who suffers from the psychopathology of homosexuality describes himself as a "gay priest." His website, which may be found here, and his...
  • You have to be employed by the government to think a strike makes sense

    04/17/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    How many private sector workers have gone on strike since the economy went into its tailspin four years ago? Right, we can’t think of any either. But then there is government work. Close enough, as they say. At CSU Fullerton faculty began voting on whether to authorize a strike. Yeah, in this economy. . .
  • Jack Furnari appears on WPTV's 'To the Point'

    04/17/2012 1:38:28 PM PDT · by cap10mike
    BizPacReview.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    On Sunday, April 15th, 2012, BPR's president and CEO Jack Furnari faced off with Democratic political strategist Eric Johnson, discussing President Obama's recent speech at FAU in Boca Raton. Jack gave his insight as to why Obama's speech fell flat and Jack's points were a home run. Watch the segment:
  • Walking Papers? The Incredibly Thin, Speculative Zimmerman Affidavit (Interesting article)

    04/17/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2012 | Bob Owens
    Angela Corey's filing against George Zimmerman bears the hallmarks of a career-ender. Last week, Florida prosecutor Angela Corey stunned many within the legal establishment when she announced her office was filing a second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman. The four-page affidavit of probable cause filed by Corey’s office shocked legal experts, ranging from liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and liberal law bloggerJeralyn Merritt to conservative former prosecutorAndrew McCarthy and talk show host Mark Levin, among others. The affidavit starts out typically, listing the names and qualifications of the two investigators used by the special prosecutor. It then begins to...
  • George Zimmerman had bandages on nose and head after shooting, neighbors say

    04/17/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 17, 2012
    According to his neighbors, George Zimmerman had bandages on his nose and head the day after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26th. Zimmerman claims Martin jumped him, broke his nose and pounded his head into the ground inside a gated community in Sanford, Florida. He then fired one shot, hitting Martin in the chest because he feared for his life. In a newly published report by Reuters, Zimmerman's next-door neighbor Jorge Rodriguez said that when he saw Zimmerman the day after the incident, "he had two big, butterfly bandages on the back of his head, and...
  • Trayvon Martin: Mom says God will hold George Zimmerman accountable

    04/16/2012 11:15:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 16, 2012 | Hal Boedeker
    Trayvon Martin’s mother discusses her faith as a Christian in an interview Tuesday on “Anderson.” The same program features Mark O’Mara, the lawyer for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon’s death. O’Mara says he hasn’t discussed the night of the shooting with his client. “Anderson,” featuring CNN’s Anderson Cooper, airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WESH-Channel 2. Judge Jeanine Pirro and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin will discuss the case with Cooper. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mom, calls_herself a God-fearing woman who doesn’t hate anyone. “I think a lot of people would find it hard not to hate...
  • The Empire Strikes Back (with a vengeance)

    04/16/2012 9:04:16 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 10 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 04/16/12 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    After 25 years of opposition from neighbors, George Lucas pulls the plug on film studio project and sells land to low income housing development.
  • Tricia Wittmann-Todd would deny youth an authentic understanding of joy

    04/16/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 28 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In Galatians 5: 22-23, the Holy Spirit tells us through Saint Paul that, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." Tricia Wittmann-Todd, Pastoral Life Coordinator at Saint Mary's Parish in the Central Area of Seattle, Washington, would deny the youth of her parish an authentic understanding of joy. Ms. Wittmann-Todd, having succumbed to the erroneous idea that Catholic moral teaching would in some way harm the youth of her parish, has refused to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's recently passed same-sex "marriage" law....
  • Occupy Boulder planning 4/20 protest

    04/15/2012 1:11:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Longmont Times-Call ^ | April 14, 2012 | Mitchell Byars
    Members of Occupy Boulder are planning a protest over the University of Colorado's efforts to shut down the annual 4/20 celebration. At a general assembly Saturday on Pearl Street, members of the group said the measures being taken by CU -- including shutting down the campus to visitors and closing Norlin Quad -- were turning the university into a "police state." "We need to address the police lockdown at CU, which is a response to a peaceful protest that has gone on for 20 years," said Daniel Schwartz. "These are draconian measures that are suppressing our First Amendment rights." CU...
  • NRA LaPierre blasts media on Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman coverage

    04/14/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 5 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Has the media has been sensationalizing the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case to the exclusion of other shootings and crimes occurring throughout America? At the NRA event, LaPierre called the news media “a national disgrace.”
  • True Crime Stories: Missing the Forest for the Trees

    04/14/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 14, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On February 26, after some kind of altercation between a young stranger and a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, the stranger was shot and killed. Every American with a television, radio, or computer now knows the names of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. On April 11, while sleeping in their home on Chicago’s South Calumet Avenue, Tonisha Allen and her one-year-old daughter Jaliyah were shot – in bed – by bullets that came through the wall from outside. They weren’t outside, up to no good in the middle of the night; they can’t be accused of having foolishly put...
  • Tricia Wittmann-Todd believes she knows what's best for "her" Catholic Parish

    04/14/2012 8:10:57 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 14, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    As this article notes, even though Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has asked parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's recently passed same-sex "marriage" law, several parishes have refused to do so. One of these parishes, St. Mary's Parish in the Central Area, issued a statement through its "pastoral life coordinator" Tricia Wittmann-Todd. In her "weekly message," Ms. Wittmann-Todd writes: "Dear People of St Mary's, I am writing to share with you my decision regarding collection of signatures at St Mary's for Referendum 74, to repeal...
  • Poll to FReep: Should UW have disciplined doctors ...

    04/13/2012 10:47:13 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | Unknown
    Should UW have disciplined doctors who signed sick notes for protesters at the Capitol last year? Yes 48% No 49% I'm not sure 4% Total Votes: 4106
  • Municipal Broadband Ventures More Harm Than Help

    04/13/2012 9:03:23 AM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-04-12 | [Staff]
    We can all agree that further broadband deployment is key to further economic and technological advancement. Yet, many local and state governments are going about deploying broadband in the entirely wrong way—through municipal broadband ventures. These projects, financed by tax dollars and taxpayer-backed debt, permit governments to engage in regional broadband deployment, essentially building entirely new broadband networks from the ground up. In a recent study by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), the authors found that several of these municipal broadband ventures have ended in failure, mostly due to poor management, and have saddled taxpayers with the bill. Since 2001,...
  • Trayvon Martin case: Relief, hope in Sanford, Fla., after Zimmerman charged (Sing Kumbaya)

    04/13/2012 3:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    EOTM Media / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joseph Freeman
    Emotions of grim satisfaction mixed with doses of celebratory approval circulated throughout pockets of Sanford Wednesday evening, as news traveled through town that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was in custody and staring down charges of second-degree murder for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking home from a convenience store on Feb. 26 when the fateful encounter occurred. Six tense weeks had elapsed since Trayvon's death, which spurred a national conversation about gun rights and the self-defense laws that were blamed for delaying Mr. Zimmerman's arrest, the history of race relations in the central...
  • Rodney King Pleads For Calm In Trayvon Martin Case

    04/12/2012 4:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KVIA-TV / CNN ^ | April 12, 2012 | Stan Wilson
    When Florida authorities announced they were charging George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Rodney King told CNN he was not surprised. "The justice system takes so long but it works and I am waiting, like the rest of us, to get to the facts and carefully, thoroughly, get to the truth without drawing conclusions," he said Thursday. While many of the facts in the case are not yet clear, King said he's sure about one thing: the identity of the person whose screams were heard on a 911 call made by...
  • Arizona Legislative Leaders Say No to Requesting Resolution to Secretary of State Bennett

    04/12/2012 6:06:53 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 20 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jeff Lichter
    It was reported today that Arizona Senate President Steve Pierce and Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives agreed today to just say NO to the 3,000 petitions delivered to the Legislature on April 2, 2012. Pierce and Tobin refused to even allow the Resolution to be formally written which meant it would never even reach the Rules Committee(s) for further advancement. The Resolution if passed would have required SOS Ken Bennett to send a pre-written letter to DNC National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz requiring substantive and documented replies to questions posed to her regarding Barack Obama's natural born citizenship,...
  • Zimmerman arrives at jail after turning self in

    04/11/2012 6:12:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. — The man charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death has arrived at a Florida jail after turning himself in. George Zimmerman reached the jail in Sanford on Wednesday night, hours after a special prosecutor announced the charge against him. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday. --snip-- Zimmerman's Attorney Mark O'Mara says that his client will plead not guilty and asks that people not jump to conclusions about whether he's guilty....
  • Lawyers say Trayvon Martin’s parents fear George Zimmerman may be a flight risk

    04/11/2012 12:14:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 10, 2012 | Isabelle Zehnder
    SANFORD, Florida – George Zimmerman’s attorneys said during a press conference Tuesday that they’ve lost contact with their client and have decided to withdraw as his counsel. This spurred fear in Trayvon Martin’s parents that Zimmerman may be a flight risk. Zimmerman’s attorneys, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, said they lost all contact with their client since Sunday and that he has exhibited bizarre behavior over the past few days. They say he's communicated with media and the special prosecutor's office after they'd asked him not to speak with anyone. Urigh said he believes Zimmerman is in the country but...
  • Trayvon Martin: Seminole County NAACP leader expecting charges

    04/10/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | April 10, 2012 | John W. Davis
    Seminole County NAACP President Turner Clayton Jr. says he is confident George Zimmerman will be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. We spoke to Clayton outside of the Allen A.M.E. Church in Sanford Tuesday afternoon, before State Attorney Angela Corey said she would hold a news conference regarding the case within 72 hours. During the brief interview, we asked Clayton how he plans to help keep things peaceful if George Zimmerman is not arrested. However, Clayton veered the conversation in a different direction and told us he spoke with Angela Corey Monday. Clayton said he is confident an...
  • Limbaugh and Levin

    04/09/2012 11:03:44 PM PDT · by TexasSecede79366 · 32 replies
    What do you think? Can they use Romney and Conservative in the same sentence? Will they have to have an intern wipe the drool off their face? Inquiring minds want to know?
  • Road Work Sign Displays Racial Slur (Trayvon a N*****)

    04/09/2012 9:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WWJ-TV ^ | April 9, 2012 | Ron Dewey
    ALLEN PARK (WWJ) – A road work sign that normally carries messages about construction projects or lane closures was plastered with a hateful message in the overnight hours. State police said an unauthorized person took over the sign along westbound I-94 near Livernois before the Southfield interchange. The message in lights made a reference to Trayvon Martin, the teen killed by a neighborhood watchman in Florida, and included a racial slur. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Rob Morosi said that at around 1 a.m. Monday someone was able to get into the box attached to the portable sign and pull...
  • Bonnie Toomey and the Sentinel & Enterprise: Promoting satanic gender confusion

    04/08/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 8, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Harry Hay, the founder of the homosexual movement, began his manifesto for the Mattachine Society with these words: "We, the androgynes of the world.." Homosexual writer and activist Paul Varnell explains how Hay gave androgyny vital importance in the homosexual movement: "Hay's 'idealism' had three components: a) gays are qualitatively different from heterosexuals, mentally, psychologically, spiritually, not just in 'what they do in bed;' b) the core difference lies in the natural androgyny of homosexuals, that they embody both male and female elements; and c) in order to help promote their acceptance gays need to explain the contribution this difference...
  • Trayvon Martin mural in Elmwood Park draws mixed reactions

    04/07/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | April 7, 2012, | Julia Terruso
    ELMWOOD PARK — Just as the killing of Trayvon Martin is seen in differing ways, so is a mural created as a tribute to the Florida teen. Artists call the mural in Elmwood Park an expression of solidarity for the young shooting victim, while some neighbors oppose the display, saying it promotes gang activity. Now town officials say the mural at Messina deli on East 54th street must come down. "We got multiple complaints from residents in the area," said mayor Richard Mola. "What they told me is they just don’t like what’s up there." Mola, who said he has...
  • Here we go again...black tourist knocked down inconscious, then robbed by gang of white thugs

    04/07/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 22 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 04/07/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I am sure Obama will issue a statement saying "If I had a son, he would look exactly like the victim of this attack"
  • George Will is wrong about Jindal for VP, Bobby only plays a conservative on TV

    04/06/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 54 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    In his latest column, George Will recommends that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney choose Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal or Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as his running mate. He claims that Ryan and Jindal have “intellectual firepower, born of immersion in policy complexities, sufficient to refute Obama's meretricious claims and derelictions of duty." Obviously, Mr. Will has been in the Beltway for far too long. While Congressman Paul Ryan might not be a bad choice, Will has been reading too many Jindal press releases about the supposed reforms inLouisiana.
  • 'Long Live Zimmerman' Spray-Painted On Black Cultural Center Building

    04/05/2012 9:34:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | April 5, 2012
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The executive director of the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center called for the arrest of the person responsible for graffiti that might have been racially-charged after it was found on a campus building Thursday morning. The words "Long Live Zimmerman" were found spray-painted on the walls of The Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center, located at 153 W. 12th Ave., on the Ohio State campus, at about 8 a.m., 10TV's Kevin Landers reported. Some said that the graffiti indicated support for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager...
  • Father Joseph Bachand: Will you now accuse Pope Benedict XVI of "evil"?

    04/05/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Nicole Winfield is reporting that, "Pope Benedict XVI issued a blistering denunciation Thursday of priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying they were being selfish in disobeying his authority. Benedict made the rare and explicit criticism from the altar of St. Peter's Basilica in his homily on Holy Thursday, when priests recall the promises they made when ordained...In his homily, Benedict said the dissidents claim to be motivated by concern for the church. But he suggested that in reality they were just making 'a desperate push to do something to...
  • Battle Mountain Humane Society Burns to The Ground (So. Dakota---VANITY)

    04/04/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 24 replies
    Local breaking news; no linkable sources yet. The Battle Mountain Humane Society animal shelter in Hot Springs, South Dakota burned to the ground this afternoon. No human injuries involved; one known animal death . At last word, a full accounting of the animals was on-going.
  • Cutting Librarians and Therapists Would Save Prisons Millions

    04/04/2012 11:52:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/3/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Shhh . . . keep it down. A Michigan Senate committee has identified $5.6 million the state could save by cutting prison library staff. “We found that some prisons have up to four library staff members,” said Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections. “Overall, our budget would cut 52 library staff members from the state's prisons. That would bring a savings of $5.6 million.” That $5.6 million represents only a fraction of the savings the subcommittee identified. On March 28, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2013 budget that sliced...