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  • The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes

    09/04/2012 2:50:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 3, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes:Debbie Wasserman SchultzThe Weekly Standard reports:Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.Nancy PelosiThe Daily...
  • OBAMA BACKS RACE-BASED SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICIES

    08/08/2012 10:21:42 AM PDT · by MrChips · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.” “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.” Because of those causes, the...
  • The Minority Victim Value Index

    08/09/2012 4:47:51 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Wednesday, August 08, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Toward the end of Animal Farm when the formerly revolutionary seven commandments have been rewritten to "All Animals are Equal... But Some Animals are More Equal than Others", what began with the promise of equality has reverted to an authoritarian caste system. America's civil rights revolution similarly began with, "All Americans are Equal" and ended up with, "All Americans are Equal... But Some Americans are More Equal than Others." Liberals have seized the commanding heights of the moral high ground by presenting themselves as the protectors of minorities and vowing to replace one racist system with an equally racist, anti-racist...
  • Michelle Obama slaps ‘corporate’ work, ‘fat paychecks’

    06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story on the road over the weekend, telling the graduating class of Oregon State University that having a corner corporate office and a big paycheck isn’t the prize it looks like when entering the job market. “Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you,” Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said “be true to ourselves.” For both, she said, that meant throwing away their...
  • N. Korea: 'He couldn't speak English, didn't pass any exams (but more equal than others)

    12/23/2011 3:41:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/11 | Allan Hall
    'He couldn't speak English, didn't pass any exams and was obsessed with basketball and computer games': Kim Jong Un's Swiss school days revealed By Allan Hall Last updated at 4:14 PM on 22nd December 2011 He is the heir poised to become the next leader of rogue state North Korea. But a probe into the school days of Kim Jong Un - youngest son of dictator Kim Jong Il - proves he is little more than an academic failure who squandered his education playing computer games and basketball. /snip But the signs are not good. Despite having thousands of pounds...
  • How Captain Elliot’s Party Boats Got an Obamacare Waiver

    11/15/2010 9:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/15/10 | John
    Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit noted over the weekend that buried deep on the HHS website is a list of over 100 companies/organizations that have been granted waivers from the new health care law. Some of the companies on the list are well know, e.g. Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel restaurants and CIGNA health insurance. Others on the list seem conspicuous because of their small size. For instance, how did a company called Captain Elliot’s Party Boats get a waiver for their 10 employees? It turns out Captain Elliot’s Party Boats is the name of a company in Freeport, Texas...
  • 41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

    09/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 140 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Andrew Malcom
    Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp. Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest. They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations. We...
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...
  • Does Ted Kennedy deserve his extended cancer care?

    07/23/2009 12:29:02 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies · 1,338+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | James Lewis
    Senator Ted Kennedy, who is now 76 years old and was ( diagnosed with brain cancer) in May of last year, is telling the world that nationalized medical care is "the cause of his life." He wants to see it pass as soon as possible, before he departs this vale of tears. The prospect of Kennedy's passing is viewed by the liberal press with anticipatory tears and mourning. But they are not asking the proper question by their own lights: That question -- which will be asked for you and me when we reach his age and state in life...
  • Citigroup Bailout Blasted [reader comments]

    11/24/2008 3:49:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 839+ views
    The Washington Post - dot.comments ^ | 2008-11-24 | Doug Feaver
    Our Readers Who Comment are up in arms this morning about the news that the government will protect Citigroup against potential losses on a $306 billion pool of troubled assets. Those readers have hated bailouts from the moment they were first proposed, and that anger has not diminished in the weeks since. They complain that huge banking companies who stiff them with astronomical interest charges for being a day or two late on their credit cards are getting help, but they're not. They wonder why government seems less willing to assist the auto industry and its threatened workers than it...
  • Shame of the Fact-Checkers

    10/06/2008 3:47:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 06, 2008 | The Editors
    October 06, 2008, 9:20 a.m. Shame of the Fact-CheckersBy the Editors American journalists take pride in policing political debates for inaccuracies. During the last few election cycles, many news outlets have institutionalized a “factchecking” feature that grades politicians’ veracity during campaigns. Over the last few months, a number of journalists have suggested that John McCain is running a particularly dishonest and dishonorable campaign and that journalists should not allow the desire to be even-handed keep them from saying so. That judgment, by our lights, tells us more about journalists’ political inclinations than about the campaigns. Neither the Republican nor...
  • Report: Rangel's Congress Parking Perk Breaks Law **GASP** (Charlie RAT-NY gets towed!)

    09/18/2008 6:37:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 331+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 9/18/08
    Report: Rangel's Congress Parking Perk Breaks LawNY Dem Has Parked 1972 Silver Mercedes-Benz In House Of Representatives Indoor Lot Sep 18, 2008 2:16 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - Rep. Charles Rangel is under fire again, this time for stashing an old car without license plates in a congressional parking garage. **SNIP** The Post said Rangel's registration on the vehicle, which is covered with a tarp and has no license plates, expired in 2004. House rules require cars to display proper identification including plates and forbid use of the garage for storage. Also, the House Web site says anyone with...
  • Man Shot After Shooting Police Dog: Family Outraged

    05/07/2008 6:09:50 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 369 replies · 492+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | May 7, 2008 | Michael Hasch
    A Knoxville man shot and killed a Pittsburgh police dog Tuesday before the canine's handler returned fire, killing the man in what city police Chief Nate Harper called "an unfortunate" but justifiable action. The shooting outraged and angered the family of the 19-year-old man, Justin Jackson. He was pronounced dead by a passing paramedic almost immediately after the shooting that occurred at 6:53 p.m. in front of the UPMC facility on Arlington Avenue on the border of Knoxville and Mt. Oliver. Harper said the dog's handler ordered the canine -- a 6-year-old German shepherd named Aulf -- to attack after...
  • O.C. Legislator Works to Stop Abuse of License Plates(CA)

    04/08/2008 10:42:20 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 167+ views
    orange county register ^ | April 7, 2008 | JENNIFER MUIR and BRIAN JOSEPH
    SACRAMENTO – Saying that government employees shouldn't be able to evade traffic tickets because they have secret license plates, Assemblyman Todd Spitzer said Monday that he will propose legislation to help traffic enforcement agencies pierce the shield. Spitzer was responding to an Orange County Register investigation that showed that a Department of Motor Vehicles program designed to protect law enforcement from criminals was giving them another kind of protection: They can drive on toll roads without paying, run red light cameras with impunity and park illegally. For example, 3,722 public employees have run the 91 Express Lanes in the past...
  • Hillary Election Shennanigans in New York?

    02/05/2008 10:32:01 AM PST · by Cincinnatus · 30 replies · 287+ views
    vanity | 02/05/08 | Cincinnatus
    Add another one to the bizarro world of New York politics. It appears that the names of all four of the dropouts in the Democrat primary still appear on the ballot. Now, just which one of the two remaining candidates would benefit by a split of the vote? The Board of Elections has an excuse: "because the candidates dropped out of the race too late for their names to be removed from the ballot." Fair enough. But wait, Dodd and Biden dropped out before Fred Thompson. Kucinich dropped out before Giuliani, and Edwards dropped out the same day as Giuliani....
  • Gore Completes Renovations to Tenn. Home

    12/13/2007 12:25:15 PM PST · by 10Ring · 81 replies · 212+ views
    AP ^ | 12/13/2007 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Al Gore, who was criticized for high electric bills at his Tennessee mansion, has completed a host of improvements to make the home more energy efficient, and a building-industry group has praised the house as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly. The former vice president has installed solar panels, a rainwater-collection system and geothermal heating. He also replaced all incandescent lights with compact fluorescent or light-emitting diode bulbs. "Short of tearing it down and staring anew, I don't know how it could have been rated any higher," said Kim Shinn of the U.S. Green Building...
  • Dems: Amen to Ramadan, but forget about Christmas

    12/12/2007 8:32:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 493+ views
    WND ^ | 12-12-2007 | Bob Unruh
    Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," nine Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians.
  • Dems: Amen to Ramadan, but forget about Christmas

    12/12/2007 8:32:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 103+ views
    WND ^ | 12-12-2007 | Bob Unruh
    Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," nine Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians.
  • CBS 46 Investigates: Cops Over The Limit

    11/27/2007 7:02:45 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 21 replies · 927+ views
    WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA ^ | 11/21/07 | WGCL - Atlanta Staff
    Investigative reporter Wendy Saltzman discovered more than 100 law enforcement officers have been arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence. Her investigation found some of them asked for favors, some wrecked department cars, and some were given special treatment. "I think that is outrageous frankly," said police psychologist Dr. Anthony Stone. "I can't imagine their being fit for duty, because almost by definition they have a drinking problem," Stone said. Habersham County Sheriff’s Captain Freddie Chapman has been arrested 4 times on alcohol related charges spanning back to an underage alcohol violation in 1988. His offenses also include three...
  • Mexican Senate Outraged over US Deportation of Illegal Immigrant Elvira Arellano

    08/26/2007 10:39:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies · 492+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 25 Aug 2007 | John Semmens
    The Mexican Senate is urging President Felipe Calderon to send a stern note protesting the U.S.’s deportation of Elvira Arellano. Arellano is the illegal immigrant who had taken refuge in a Chicago church for the last year. She was apprehended and deported by U.S. authorities after she snuck out of the church and gave a speech to an illegal immigrant rights rally in Los Angeles. “For the Americans to deny her the human right to live in freedom and prosperity and forcibly send her back here is a crime,” charged Senator Ernesto Mentiroso (PRD-Sonora). “Mexico is no place for a...