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  • Little Pavel and the Third Party

    05/16/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 16, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Our young volunteer returns… to a different party altogether?... Pavel hesitated as he turned the worn brass knob on the familiar door to 51st Ward Party Headquarters. He hadn’t been back in quite a while, and he didn’t really want to go in. But just as he let go of the knob and began to turn away and run, he heard a voice from within call his name. “Hey, Paully, welcome back! Long time no see!” It was Pockets, the old Deputy Committeeman of the 51st Ward, waving him in from his spot at the head of the collating table....
  • Representative Steve Vaillancourt disgraces the New Hampshire House of Representatives

    05/16/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Remember when New Hampshire Republican Steve Vaillancourt from Manchester defended the inappropriate comments made by Representative D.J. Bettencourt on Facebook last year in which he referred to Bishop John McCormack as a "pedophile pimp." Vaillancourt wrote, "This pedophile enabler has blood (and perhaps other bodily fluids) both figuratively and perhaps literally on his hands...The Bishop has disgraced the Catholic Church." See here. The highly emotional and erratic Republican lawmaker had to be physically removed from the state House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon after making a Nazi salute during a contentious debate about limiting what is considered valid voter identification....
  • Spike in black on white crime covered up by media

    05/15/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Anthony Martin
    Those who depend solely on the mainstream media for their news might be surprised to know that there has been a major spike in racial crime in America this year. Media observers state that when it comes to news reports on the subject, citizens are rarely informed of the seriousness of the racial tension, except when it is a certain type of racial tension. When whites attack blacks the media is quick to report it. But according to national columnist Thomas Sowell, when blacks attack whites, somehow those particular news stories never see the light of day. Fox News personality...
  • Both Boston newspapers cover last week's two major "gay marriage" events with laughable bias

    05/15/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 2 replies ^ | 05/15/2012 | n/a
    The media's distortion of reality was in full bloom last week. "Gay marriage" issues have a weird effect on liberal journalists anyway, and this was the big double whammy. It's similar to what's going on across the country. The two Boston newspapers, the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, covered the overwhelming defeat of "gay marriage" in North Carolina and subsequent announcement the next day of Obama's support of "gay marriage" in humorously contrasting ways -- in line with their strong internal biases. Both papers virtually ignored the North Carolina vote, but greeted Obama's announcement as if it were the biggest...
  • Sen. Bradley's view on the loss of Lugar.

    05/15/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies ^ | 5-14-12 | WGN NEWS MIDDAY
    Towards the end of the interview Bradley expresses his sadness at Lugar's loss and the dumb sheep that voted Lugar OUT.
  • Indiana Black Expo holds forum on Trayvon Martin case

    05/14/2012 11:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WXIN-TV ^ | May 14, 2012
    Indianapolis-The Indiana Black Expo's Indianapolis chapter hosted a forum for the community downtown Monday to talk about the death of Trayvon Martin. It was meant to address the sudden and controversial shooting death of the unarmed teen back in February. The event featured community and religious leaders as well as a student from Arsenal Tech High School. "This forum is an outlet so we can get our ideas out there and properly process them, and once we've done so, we can take proper action to make sure this incident never happens again," said Robert Sherrell, student. They event was just...
  • AOL/Huffington Post Making Race Baiting Calls about Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson

    05/14/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 5 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/14/12 | David Bellow
    After the last article I wrote last week about racism in Jasper, TX, I have received calls from residents of Jasper who say that AOL/Huffington Post called them regarding allegations that the Police Chief, Rodney Pearson, was being discriminated against because he is black. Talk about Race Baiting! The media does not care about the several white people who have filed lawsuits because they were discriminated against by the Police Chief and the City. They don't care about that. As soon as they hear that the black police chief claims he is being discriminated against, that is when they care. Can anyone say liberal media...
  • California’s revised budget by any other name still is horrid

    05/14/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    Over the weekend, we received an email complaining about something we must have written about Gov. Jerry Brown and his budgeting schenanigans. It came from someone who apparently has an iPhone and identifies himself as ”Jerry Brown.” Who knows? Any way, the writer’s complaint with this writer was thus: “Check out the massive budget reductions, government realignment, reorganization and solid pension reform. And don’t forget that the most affluent have taken 80% of the growth in income in recent years. And how about JP Morgan blowing $2 billion after lobbying against regs that would have protected its shareholders. Balance and...
  • Maryland’s Special Tax Hike Session Kicks Off Today

    05/14/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-14 | Will Upton
    Evidently a spending increase just shy of $1 billion is not enough for Governor Martin O’Malley and the Democrat leadership in Maryland’s General Assembly. Today, May 14, lawmakers will return to Annapolis to pass the Governor’s tax hike proposal, allowing Gov. O’Malley to increase spending by over $1 billion from last year’s budget. Under Gov. O’Malley’s proposal, about one in five Marylanders will see their taxes rise. WBAL is reporting that the proposal will set new income tax rates on Marylanders making over $100,000 a year. However, there is a potential House-Senate compromise that could lower the threshold to just...
  • Courtesy of the NATO Summit: Slowdowns, Shutdowns, and Patdowns

    05/14/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | John F. Di Leo
    For much of human history, world leaders never met each other. Oh, they might have met on the field of battle, or at the arranged weddings of their children… but for the most part, rulers didn’t meet unless they ruled neighboring countries. The world was simply too big a place, distances too great, the burdens of monarchy too demanding, to risk a three or six month voyage. You might not have a throne to return to, by the time you returned. So they invented diplomats. Nations would appoint permanent ambassadors, or at least temporary envoys, to visit other heads of...
  • Gun sales strong in Polk

    05/13/2012 10:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Winter Haven News Chief ^ | May 13, 2012 | Lorrie Delk Walker
    Gun sales historically increase when there is a possibility that a Democrat will be elected — or re-elected — president, according to local gun shop spokesmen, and the trend continues this election season. Several Polk County gun shops report that sales continue to be strong. Hartman's Guns and Ammo in Winter Haven experienced increases beginning in late 2011, but business has been robust for the past five years, said Jeff Riggeal, manager of the gun department. Handguns are the shop's top sellers, followed by semiautomatic rifles. Sales are up about 20 percent this year for Craig Shaver, owner of Arms...
  • (Video) Re-Elect Don Willett - Conservative TX Supreme Court Justice - May 29 2012 Primary Election

    05/12/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 3 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/12/12 | David Bellow
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  • Archbishop Loris Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and Marian devotion in general

    05/12/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 12, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    All around us there are signs in abundance that the Apostasy is spreading. Parishes are emptying, more and more Catholics who have remained are approving of same-sex "marriage" and other forms of dissent. Preparation for the Reign of Antichrist is in full swing. Does this trouble Archbishop Loris Capovilla? One would wonder. For instead of addressing the myriad evils of our time, the Archbishop has chosen to address something which does concern him: the Fatima apparition and Marian devotion in general. As noted here, Archbishop Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and what he refers to as "excessive focus on Marian...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutor Again Accused of ‘Over-Charging’ Case

    05/11/2012 7:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 11, 2012 | Martin Gould
    The prosecutor in charge of the Trayvon Martin murder case has won a case in which a woman received a 20-year jail sentence for trying to protect herself against her allegedly abusive husband. Marissa Alexander fired a bullet into a wall as she tried to flee her husband, who was threatening to strangle her in August 2010. Immediately, Democratic U.S. Rep Corinne Brown accused prosecutor Angela Corey of “over-charging” Alexander with aggravated assault. “There is no justification for 20 years,” Brown told Corey during a confrontation in the hallway of the Jacksonville, Fla. Courthouse, according to CNN. Just last week,...
  • Nanny State Update: Regulating Lassie and Banning Baked Goods

    05/11/2012 12:33:48 PM PDT · by 92nina
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-05-10 | [Staff]
    ...New York Nanny Staters Attack a Loophole: Following the Nanny in chief’s cigarette tax hike, there’s more cigarette tax madness, from New York no less. Despite his abysmal record as Mayor Nanny, this isn’t a Michael Bloomberg driven tobacco tax. Nanny State lawmakers and advocates in Syracuse are pushing New York state to increase taxes on loose tobacco—the kind you use to roll your own cigarettes. Facing Obama and New York State’s high cigarette taxes, people are switching to self-rolled cigarettes and pipe tobacco. This loophole is primed for Nanny State closure because it takes away potential tax revenue from...
  • City Claims Significant Workforce Cut; Budget Says Otherwise

    05/11/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Gantert
    For the second time in two years, the city of Oak Park is asking for a tax increase via a public safety millage, saying it has made signficant cuts in its workforce but that those efforts didn't save enough money. The city's budgets online, however, appear to dispute the claims of how deep those cuts were. Voters will be asked May 8 to approve a 1.14 mills Public Safety Millage for 10 years. Voters approved a 1-mill Public Safety Millage last year, but the city now says that wasn’t enough because of a drop in residential property values. The city...
  • Nejame on new Zimmerman family photo: "He really has significant multiracial, multicultural roots"

    05/10/2012 11:53:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jason Kurtz
    This evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Mark Nejame with new details on George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing Trayvon Martin. Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, the CNN legal analyst shared an exclusive photograph which suggests Zimmerman has black heritage: "The man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman's great-grandfather. The woman above him, is in fact his grandmother who is half black," explained Nejame. "And the little child in the gentleman's lap, is his mother. So we see that he really has signifcant multiracial, multicultural roots." In a case ripe with racial undertones, Nejame suggests that Thursday's...
  • Two home invasion stories; two highly contrasting conclusions

    05/10/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 15 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | The Cinch Review
    Making the comparison between the following two recent stories might be a very obvious thing to do, but sometimes the obvious just cries out to be highlighted anyway. The first story is so horrible that it is extremely difficult even to contemplate. It’s the kind of story that makes you shake your head and then, understandably, want to just turn it away. A court in Oklahoma will nevertheless have to focus on all of the details at some point. On March 13th last, a perpetrator invaded the Tulsa home of 90-year-old Bob Strait and his 85-year-old wife Nancy. Nancy was...
  • Racism Costs Jasper TX MILLIONS. Black Police Chief Pearson Outrageously Files Lawsuit to Save Job

    05/10/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 7 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/10/12 | David Bellow
    Open Records Request documents show that the City of Jasper in East Texas has been hit hard financially as a result of the City Council's black member majority hiring Rodney Pearson as the new police chief in a backroom deal. The decision seems to be based solely on the fact that Pearson is black. Pearson was one of the least qualified and even had a criminal record. Since the hiring, the City of Jasper has been hit with several racial discrimination lawsuits by white candidates for police chief who say they were not hired because they are white. Two of the black Council...
  • There Are Alternatives to Emergency Financial Managers ... But the unions will like them even less

    05/09/2012 6:40:59 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2012 | Paul Kersey
    In the April 27 edition of The Detroit News, Daniel Howes asks an entirely fair question: "What's the fix, labor, if EM law dies?" The problem is he's asking the wrong party. Asking the unions for alternatives to PA 4 is somewhat like asking the Japanese military for alternatives to bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a means of ending the war in the Pacific. The unions are not likely to give us any workable solutions. To a large extent they are the problem. PA 4 is not without its drawbacks. Its critics have been self-serving, but they raise a fair...