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  • Mitt Romney 3.0: Republican "Low-Keying it" on 25-State Tour (Caption New Mitt)

    08/29/2010 2:40:39 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Brian Montopoli
    [snip] In addition, Romney is presenting a more "easygoing and accessible" image instead of again offering up "the formally dressed, perfectly coiffed, carefully rehearsed candidate" of the 2008 campaign, according to the Globe. "Mitt is doing a better job at low-keying it,'' former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Steve Duprey told the newspaper. "He would be wise to stay with it right through a presidential primary.'' Romney has been spending the summer at his $3.5 million home on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, where he drives a Chevy Silverado truck and can be seen in jeans, not suits. (That's an image...
  • Brookings Institute Article : Five Myths About the Bush Tax Cuts

    08/04/2010 7:10:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Brookings ^ | 08/04/2010 | William g. Gale
    The tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, known as the Bush tax cuts, are set to expire Dec. 31, and the fight over what to do is increasingly heated. Should the tax cuts expire, as some Democrats have said? Should they be extended, as most Republicans maintain? Or does the answer lie somewhere in between, as the Obama administration, led by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, has argued in recent weeks? The cuts lowered tax rates across the board on income, dividends and capital gains; eventually eliminated the estate tax; further lowered burdens on married couples, parents and the working...
  • Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege

    07/23/2010 5:50:21 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 9 replies
    WS Journal ^ | JULY 22, 2010 | james Webb
    "The NAACP believes the tea party is racist. The tea party believes the NAACP is racist. And Pat Buchanan got into trouble recently by pointing out that if Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, there will not be a single Protestant Justice, although Protestants make up half the U.S. population and dominated the court for generations. Forty years ago, as the United States experienced the civil rights movement, the supposed monolith of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance served as the whipping post for almost every debate about power and status in America. After a full generation of such debate,...
  • The Massachusetts Health-Care 'Train Wreck' [The Romney-Care Clustered Fornication]

    07/07/2010 9:20:05 AM PDT · by NCBraveheart · 11 replies · 1+ views
    This article spells out why Mitt Romney is NOT a conservative and has no business running on a GOP ticket in 2012. Think hard before you cast a vote for this well coiffed socialist
  • Five myths about gun control(Barf Alert)

    06/14/2010 8:50:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 913+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 June, 2010 | Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
    Gun regulation is as American as Wyatt Earp, the legendary frontier lawman who enforced Dodge City's ban on gun-carrying within town limits. But two years ago in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court decided for the first time that the Second Amendment grants a personal right to keep and bear arms, a decision that cast doubt on the future of gun control regulations in this country. Now, the court is considering a challenge to Chicago's ban on handgun ownership -- a regulation that has been in place for nearly 30 years. Would a repeal of the ban have...
  • The Myth Of China's Manufacturing Power

    05/31/2010 6:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 1,398+ views
    Forbes ^ | 05/31/2010 | Helen Wang
    People often compare China’s urbanization to Western industrialization in the 19th century. In both cases, a large population moved from the country to the city. Society advanced from agricultural to industrial via manufacturing on a massive scale. However, there is a key misconception about China’s manufacturing power. In the United States and Europe, the manufacturing industry was created due to technology innovation. For example, railways came into existence because of the invention of the steam engine and automobiles were created because of technology breakthroughs in automobile engines. In China, the manufacturing industry is being created in response to global demand....
  • MELANIE MORGAN:A Bright Day for Team Chuck (DeVore)

    05/20/2010 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies · 422+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Melanie Morgan
    A Bright Day for Team Chuck Written by Melanie Morgan    Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:50 The latest PPIC poll is out and shows Carly Fiorina with 25%, Tom Campbell with 23%, and Chuck DeVore with 16%. The margin of error is +/-5% The previous PPIC poll showed Fiorina with 24%, Campbell with 23%, and DeVore with 8%.Here's what you need to know: Chuck DeVore has doubled his support from the last PPIC poll -- and he's within the margin of error of the front-runner.The distance from the first to third is narrowed into the single digits -- ground easily...
  • Richard Blumenthal, The Man, The Myth

    05/18/2010 8:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 220+ views ^ | May 17, 2010 | Wyndeward
    It is always dangerous when a politician “goes off script.” Sometimes the truth comes out, like Barak Obama talking to Joe the Plumber about “spreading the wealth around. “ Sometimes, things go a little aglee, leaving the candidate with egg on their face, like every other time that Joseph Biden opens his mouth. And sometimes… sometimes things go very wrong indeed…
  • Is Science Just Another Religion? Part 1

    04/08/2010 5:51:47 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies · 419+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 04/08/10 | reasonmclucus
    A common theme in science fiction involves a highly advanced society in which people no longer understand the basis of science and technology. In such societies science is often just a series of beliefs that are to be accepted without question like in a religion. The Startrek episode "Spock's Brain" dealt with a society in which the people had little understanding of anything, even though the women lived in a climate controlled environment underground with sophisticated technology that required Mr. Spock's brain to operate. Installing Spock's brain had required one of the women to put on a machine that temporarily...
  • Obama: Man, Myth, or Friggin Lunatic?

    03/25/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 23 replies · 470+ views
    Health Care is only Sleight of Hand allowing Government Takeover. To hear people discuss it you would swear that the government is concerned about human life. Get out of here. Our government could end thousands of deaths each day by eliminating tobacco sales. Now that would be controversial. Instead they tax it heavily for a nice little profit and ignore the dirty secret that they could care less about: American lives or should I say American deaths. What government cares about is more government. Governments like the ones our president wants to be like have killed millions of people. The...
  • U.S. Debunks Autism Myth

    03/14/2010 12:39:13 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 54 replies · 1,111+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/13/10 | Adam Winkler
    It's official: Vaccines don't cause autism, rules a special U.S. court. But will it put an end to parents’ dangerous fear of inoculating—or only make them more skeptical? On Friday a special “vaccine court” charged with adjudicating claims against vaccine makers ruled that there was no causal connection between childhood vaccines and autism. The court—formally known as the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims—was created by Congress in the 1980s to centralize lawsuits brought for injuries resulting from vaccination. The court labored in obscurity until recently, when it began to hear cases involving autistic children...
  • The great registration myth (Guns)

    02/27/2010 6:51:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies · 733+ views
    Minneapolis-Gun-Rights-Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2010 | John Pierce
    I have just released our latest map over at It categorizes all 50 states based upon the kinds of firearms registration laws (if any) that the state has implemented. This is a resource that we should have developed long ago because registration is one of the great myths and misconceptions about firearms in America. I have been teaching firearm safety and carry permit classes for almost a decade now and this is a topic that I have to cover in every single class. And it never ceases to amaze me how gun owners who are otherwise incredibly well informed...
  • Green Jobs as Great Source of Job Destruction

    02/26/2010 8:34:48 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 8 replies · 395+ views
    The Corner on National Review Online ^ | 02/26/10 | Veronique de Rugy
    In this morning's Washington Post, Suni Sharan, director of the Smart Grid Initiative at GE from 2008 to 2009, questions the validity of "the assumption that a 'clean-energy' economy will generate enough jobs to mitigate today's high level of unemployment." And yet, as he writes, "'green jobs' have become a central underpinning of the Obama administration's rationale to promote clean energy." He explains that "the near-term expected levels of investment in and adoption of renewable sources of energy mean that net job creation should top out in the tens of thousands, as opposed to the desired hundreds of thousands or...
  • Al Gore's Nine Lies

    02/23/2010 4:34:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | February 23, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A lot has happened since Newsweek's Nov. 9 cover story -- mostrecently the retraction of Al Gore's rising-seas scenario. Climate Fraud: The godfather of climate hysteria is in hiding as another of his wild claims unravels — this one about global warming causing seas to swallow us up. We've not seen or heard much of the former vice president, Oscar winner and Nobel Prize recipient recently as the case for disastrous man-made climate change collapses. Perhaps he's off reading how scientists were forced to withdraw a study on a projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding two...
  • The great collapse of the global warming myth

    02/14/2010 1:45:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies · 2,942+ views
    JoNova ^ | February 13th, 2010 | Joanne
    Photo adapted from Ron Neibrugge’s beautifully crisp original at Wild Nature Images This is it: The dam wall is breached.There are defining moments in any era, and we are right now in the midst of the Great Collapse.Jan 30, 2010: the hottest hoax Open Magazine's "Hottest Hoax in the World" Cover Issue The weekend before last, a magazine cover called it Fraud.  This could have been New Scientist, Scientific American, Discover, or any of the other popular science magazines, but it wasn’t.  They were all scooped by an Indian publication, Open Magazine, that had only been running for a year....
  • Five Memes Destroyed by Scott Brown’s Victory

    01/22/2010 10:04:18 AM PST · by AJKauf · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 22 | John Hawkins
    1. The GOP is just a regional party that’s limited to the south. After northern Republicans were almost wiped off the map in the last two elections, many Democrats started claiming that the GOP had been reduced to nothing more than a small, regional rump party that was limited to the south. Of course, the truth was actually that moderates in blue states and marginally red districts were the weakest links and therefore were the first to be culled when the political environment became hostile to Republicans. However, as Scott Brown just proved, now that the political climate favors the...
  • A Noxious 2,400-year old lie, started by Plato, still Cripples us today.

    01/18/2010 4:32:02 PM PST · by El Gringo · 62 replies · 2,016+ views
    Thinkwright Blog ^ | JWThinkwright
    A Noxious 2,400-year old lie, originated by Plato, still cripples us today. And, once more, Karl R. Popper comes to the rescue. Popper has examined, in great detail the writings of Plato. He concludes that Plato, and later thinkers and writers that followed Plato have wreaked havoc in science politics and philosophy down through the centuries. Popper presents the following small table of word definitions. The two columns have opposite definitions .i.e., individualism is the opposite of collectivism. Egotism is the opposite of altruism. Individualism Collectivism egotism altruism To see the whole post:Click here
  • Romney: 2012 “always a possibility.” (BARF BARF BARF)

    01/06/2010 5:57:50 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,408+ views
    Fox / The Des Moines Register | 2010-01-05
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  • John Coleman - The global warming hoax debunked

    12/20/2009 7:53:33 PM PST · by Danae · 14 replies · 1,385+ views ^ | 12-20-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    John Coleman founder of the Weather Channel shreds the AGW theory. Enjoy! Video at the link.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor, and perhaps exploding a myth

    12/08/2009 3:59:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies · 1,502+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2009 | Dave Workman
    Sixty-eight years ago today, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date that will live in infamy – the United States was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at Pearl Harbor, at the cost of more than 2,000 lives. My father, who never talked about the war because he was in it, did tell me this once: When he heard about Pearl Harbor “I couldn’t get my hands on a gun fast enough.” It was a different time then in America. It was not unusual to find a Model 94 Winchester or even a bolt-action 1903 Springfield in the average household,...