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  • Caption barry bowing to a robot

    04/24/2014 9:46:44 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 6 replies
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  • Food stamps used to buy Red Bull ( Muslim immigrants in Conn )

    04/24/2014 9:43:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    ct post ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel Tepfer
    Aslam Khawaja, 48, of Iranistan Avenue, the owner of the SK Grocery at 856 Fairfield Ave., was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. From March through December 2013 Khawaja paid cash to 128 of his customers who are on the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for their SNAP benefits at 50 cents to a dollar of benefit, the arrest affidavit states. ... Khawaja is a Pakistani national. In December he was shot during a robbery at his store and at that time asked detectives to file...
  • Obama and the Most [REDACTED] Administration in History

    04/24/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | April 22, 2014 | Gene Healy
    He now has explain when he feels legally entitled to kill you.Good news: thanks to a ruling(PDF) by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, the "most transparent administration in history" is going to have to tell American citizens when it believes it's legally entitled to kill them.The lawsuit arose out of Freedom of Information Act requests by two New York Times reporters for Office of Legal Counsel memoranda exploring the circumstances under which it would be legal for U.S. personnel to target American citizens. The administration stonewalled, asserting that "the very fact of the existence or nonexistence of such documents is itself...
  • Oregon county puts stop to incinerating aborted babies for electricity: ‘we are outraged’

    04/24/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/24/2014 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    SALEM, Oregon, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced late Wednesday that they are putting a stop to a waste-to-energy facility’s program that was incinerating aborted babies to produce electricity. The B.C. Catholic’s Steve Weatherbe revealed April 21 that the British Columbia government was sending fetal remains to the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility to be burned along with other medical waste. The story made national news after LifeSiteNews reported on the revelation Wednesday afternoon. “We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet...
  • Mom charged after daughter’s alleged attacker tries to flee U.S. ( Muslim -VA to Saudi Arabia )

    04/24/2014 9:30:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | April 22nd, 2014 | KEITH EPPS
    The mother of an autistic 17-year-old Stafford County girl who was sexually assaulted Saturday has been accused of helping the teen’s attacker try to leave the country, court records show. Hamad Mastour Alsuwat, 20, was arrested Sunday at Dulles International Airport as he was boarding a plane bound for his native Saudi Arabia, police said. He is charged in Stafford with object sexual penetration, a felony that carries a potential life sentence. The victim’s mother, who is not being named to protect the victim’s identity, was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice. According to an affidavit...
  • Glenn Beck: Cliven Bundy ‘unhinged’

    04/24/2014 9:30:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Glenn Beck criticized Cliven Bundy’s comments on race on his radio program Thursday, saying the Nevada rancher is “unhinged from reality” and urging his supporters to “end your relationship” with him. “He’s often wondered if black people would be better of as slaves?” Beck said on his program, after reading from Bundy’s comments on race reported by The New York Times. “End your relationship. End your relationship. If that doesn’t end your relationship with him, you have to go back and question where did you go wrong. You wondered if blacks were better off as slaves picking cotton and having...
  • New Home Sales Plunge - And It's Not the Weather

    04/24/2014 9:25:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/24/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Census Bureau report New Residential Sales Report shows sales of new single-family houses in March 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000. Sales are 14.5 percent below the revised February rate of 449,000 Sales are 13.3 percent below the March 2013 estimate of 443,000 Median sales price was $290,000 vs. $260,900 in February, $257,500 in March of 2013 Average sales price was $334,200 vs. $318,900 in February, $300,200 in March of 2013 Median sales price was up 11.5% from last month, 12.6% from year ago Average sales price was up 4.8% from last month, 11.3% from...
  • ‘It’s Not a Dare, It’s a Promise’: Gov. Rick Perry Warns Feds...New Land Grab in Texas

    04/24/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 23, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    ‘It’s Not a Dare, It’s a Promise’: Gov. Rick Perry Warns Feds Over Concerns of New Land Grab in Texas - - - - - Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned the federal Bureau of Land Management to stay away from Texas amid new concerns that it may be looking to claim thousands of acres of land in the northern part of the state. Not only does the federal government already own “too much land,” Perry told Fox News, the feds are “out of control.” “At issue are thousands of acres of land on the Texas side of the Red River,...
  • Tea Party Gave GOP a Backbone

    04/24/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/24/14 | Matt Towery
    Polling numbers and political maneuverings are increasingly confirming what I first reported months ago. The tea party movement is no longer the large dominant force in the GOP that it was in 2010 or even 2012. But just because the "tea" might be a bit weaker, Republicans hoping to hang on to their elected positions or who seek to claim elected office need to understand that the political atmosphere might still be lightening up. In the South, which has been the hotbed for the tea party cause, many big contested GOP nominations that were expected to go to candidates "they"...
  • US Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Passes 500 Days in Orbit

    04/24/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Space.com ^ | Aril 24, 2014 | Mike Wall, Senior Writer
    An unmanned military space plane has achieved a major longevity milestone, zipping around Earth for 500 days on a clandestine mission for the United States government. The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane launched on its third and latest mission on Dec. 11, 2012. As of today (April 24), the vehicle has been aloft for 500 days — far longer than its officially stated maximum orbital lifetime of 270 days. "Clearly, and understandably, the Air Force initially set the expected parameters [of the X-37B] conservatively, not really knowing what it could do until it was tested — which is what...
  • Ted Cruz: GOP Will Win the Senate

    04/24/2014 9:18:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/24/14 | Charles Spiering
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes if the midterms elections were held today, Republicans would win control of the Senate. “I believe right now that we are on a path to do that, I think we’re going to win control of the Senate and we’re going to retire Harry Reid as Majority Leader,” Cruz said during an interview with Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell, ahead of a planned rally in support of Republican Senate Candidate T.W. Shannon. Cruz reminded conservatives that they should be focused on winning control of the Senate. “I think if the election happens right now we would...
  • Au Contraire, Jim DeMint Does Know His US History

    04/24/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Recently, I interviewed Jim DeMint for my radio show to discuss his new book, Falling In Love With America Again. Some remarks he made on the show, especially about slavery, have been burning up the blogosphere. Many of the articles imply or state that Mr. DeMint, former US Senator (R-SC) and now head of The Heritage Foundation, doesn’t know his US history. In the interview, I asked DeMint about the founding fathers, the Civil War, and slavery. He said: “Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people....
  • Karen Handel for Senate

    04/24/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/23/14 | Erick Erickson
    I have not wanted to take a position on the Georgia Senate race. I have several friends running. I have maintained that my heart is with Paul Broun and my head is with Karen Handel. If I could will someone into the Senate, it’d be Congressman Paul Broun. He’s a terrific and profoundly decent person. But in the end my head has won out for a number of reasons. Early voting is starting in Georgia and I will be voting for Karen Handel. Between Broun and Handel, Handel has momentum upward and has been increasing in fundraising. Broun has been...
  • Ted Cruz: Gay marriage could put our 1st Amendment rights at risk [July 23, 2013]

    04/24/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | July 23, 2013
    Liberal heads begin to explode in 5..4…3…2…1During an interview this past Friday with CBN’s David Brody, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stressed that gay marriage could put our 1st Amendment protections at risk.“If you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced.“It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage and that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech — as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.“I think there is no doubt that...
  • Peace Talks Suspended, Six-hour cabinet meeting decides to response to PA-Hamas unity by suspending

    04/24/2014 9:12:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 4/24/14 | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    During a six-hour security cabinet meeting on Thursday, ministers decided to respond to the Palestinian Authority's (PA) unity deal with Hamas, reached on Wednesday, by suspending the peace talks ahead of their April 29 deadline. Further, it was decided to implement various sanctions on the PA, such as financial sanctions, and the cutting of diplomatic contact including that of the peace talks. Sanctions were taken against the PA earlier in the month in response to its breach of talk conditions by applying to join 15 international conventions. Those sanctions put a near end to diplomatic contact, but not concerning the...
  • Hermosa Beach Woman Wins Legal Fight with TSA over Breast Milk ( CA & AZ )

    04/24/2014 9:12:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | April 23, 2014 | Penny Arévalo
    A Hermosa Beach woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after she claimed officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport harassed her four years ago over her son's breast milk said in remarks published today that she has won a tentative legal settlement against the agency. Stacey Armato sued in federal court in Phoenix after a 2010 incident in which she asked the TSA to provide an alternate form of screening that would not expose her 7-month-old son's breast milk to radiation. During the incident, Armato claimed in court papers, she was forced to wait in a glass enclosure for...
  • "‘Fire Harry Reid" becomes GOP rallying cry heading into 2014 elections

    04/24/2014 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Hoping to galvanize their base further, Republicans are casting the midterm elections as a golden opportunity to fire Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who has served as lead blocker for President Obama’s liberal agenda on Capitol Hill and chief opponent of GOP legislation.
  • Financial Bureaucrats on Easy Street, with Consumers and Taxpayers Paying the Bill

    04/24/2014 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve complained many times about government intervention in the financial sector. The financial and housing crisis, for instance, was largely a consequence of the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policy, combined with the system of corrupt subsidies put in place by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But there’s another government-imposed cost that burdens the financial sector. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute reveals some very sobering – and disturbing – data on pay levels for both the financial industry and its regulators. Most banks in this country are small businesses and pay employees modest salaries....
  • FReepers: We need your help to keep the lights on!! [FReepathon thread XVIII]

    04/24/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your help to keep the lights on. FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers, no government subsidies. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of liberty. But we cannot exist without you. If you have not yet made your donation, today would be an excellent day to do so. Every donation counts no matter how big or small. If you can...
  • BREAKING: Marion County: Immediate halt to use of aborted babies in "waste to energy" plant.

    04/24/2014 8:59:34 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 16 replies
    Marion County Comissioner press release ^ | 4-24-14 | Marion County Comissioners office
    Salem, OR – Today the Marion County Board of Commissioners learned that the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility located in Marion County may be accepting medical waste containing human tissue from outside sources. In response to an April 21 article in The B.C Catholic, the board took immediate action to temporarily halt the acceptance of boxed medical waste at the facility
  • Crony Capitalism Keeps the US Dependent on Vladimir Putin

    04/24/2014 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The latest news to come out of Ukraine doesn’t involve Vice President Joe Biden, European natural gas supplies, or Vladimir Putin’s insatiable appetite for the resurrection of the Soviet Union. In fact, it hits a bit closer to home. America’s spy satellites, as it turns out, is dependent upon Russian provided technology to reach orbit. That’s right… Not only are our astronauts hitching rides to the Russian-run “international” space station, but even our spy satellites have to hitch a ride via Putin’s Russian Military industrial complex. And any sanctions that could come out of the situation in Ukraine, may just...
  • McConnell Primary Challenger: He's A 'Coward' For Attacking My Family

    04/24/2014 8:49:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/24/14 | Daniel Straus
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) primary challenger, Matt Bevin, called the top Senate Republican a "coward" exhibiting the same kind of childishness as an eighth grader in response to McConnell's campaign jabbing at Bevin's family over a new campaign ad. After Bevin's campaign aired a new ad featuring his large family, the twitter handle @BailoutBevinKy, run by the McConnell campaign, tweeted out I was waiting for 'My dad went to MIT!'" a dig at Bevin suggesting that he was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "I think it's the same kind of childishness that we've seen a...
  • Rand Paul: Bundy’s racist remarks are ‘offensive’

    04/24/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Rand Paul distanced himself Thursday from Cliven Bundy’s recent remarks on race, roughly a week after the likely 2016 presidential contender knocked the way the federal government has handled the land dispute with the defiant rancher. “Cliven Bundy’s remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said via Twitter.
  • GOP: STOP LISTENING TO “ADVICE” FROM DEMOCRATS

    04/24/2014 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 9 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The GOP needs to adopt one powerful reform: Stop taking “advice” from people who want Republicans to lose. Almost every problem, dynamic, and force within the Republican Party is currently driven (sometimes in obscure ways) by the naďve assumption that the “advice” freely offered by the GOP’s enemies is sound wisdom the GOP should depend upon. Republican insiders fight any nominee or action which the GOP’s enemies criticize. Insiders think that their enemies’ “advice” shows which candidate will have broad appeal. So if liberal organizations, the liberal news media, or Democrats say a candidate is a bad choice or a...
  • The New Pharaohs

    04/24/2014 8:40:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Charles Payne
    So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done. -PharaohThe Ten CommandmentsThis week, Bankrate.com published a poll on Main Street's appetite for investing (conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates), which revealed 73% of adults are no more inclined to invest in the stock market right now, than in the past. I know there is a notion that there is this voracious Main Street appetite for stocks because major indices are at or near all-time highs, but that notion is completely off base. Ironically, the masters of the universe, who mostly "say" the market is going to crumble, continue to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 24,2014

    04/24/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Seven Decades of Nazi Collaboration: America’s Dirty Little Ukraine Secret

    04/24/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    The Nation ^ | Paul H. Rosenberg
    As the Ukrainian crisis has unfolded over the past few weeks, it’s hard for Americans not to see Vladimir Putin as the big villain. But the history of the region is a history of competing villains vying against one another; and one school of villains—the Nazis—have a long history of engagement with the United States, mostly below the radar, but occasionally exposed, as they were by Russ Bellant in his book Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party (South End Press, 1991). Bellant's exposure of émigré Nazi leaders from Germany's World War II allies in the 1988 Bush presidential campaign...
  • Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

    04/24/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 25 replies
    yahoo News ^ | 4/23/2014 | Kerry Sheridan | AFP
    Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association raises new concerns about the safety of marijuana, just as many parts of the world are relaxing laws on its use and medicinal marijuana is gaining popularity for treating certain health conditions. ...
  • Nonpayment of ObamaCare Premiums Could Cost Doctors

    04/24/2014 8:24:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jim Angle
    While the debate continues over how many ObamaCare enrollees are actually paying their premiums, one aspect of the law temporarily rewards those who actually stop paying – and doctors may wind up bearing the cost. “This law provides a 90-day grace period for people who have subsidized ObamaCare exchange plans and stopped paying their premium," said Betsy McCaughey, health care author and former New York lieutenant governor. But the insurance companies are only obligated to cover the first 30 days of the 90-day grace period
  • Why people hate NBC’s David Gregory

    04/24/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/14 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree. -snip- His boorish behavior around DC is legendary, from his juvenile tantrums with the Bush press staff to his drunken radio appearances to his diva snit fits with innocent bystanders while filming news segments. One of the most telling and notorious anecdotes involves Russert himself, who reportedly reprimanded Gregory in 2008 for going ballistic on a poor waitress while the two TV stars dined at a DC restaurant. But “Gregory...
  • Oversight Committee Members Demand Answers About DOJ Role in Targeting

    04/24/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and sixteen Committee members are demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder after it was revealed last week, through a series of emails, former IRS official Lois Lerner was in contact with the Director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section Richard Pilger about prosecuting tax exempt groups. A newly released email obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Request shows someone instructed Pilger to run the idea of prosecution by Lerner, but it is unclear who the instruction came from. “When you have a moment, would...
  • Rick Perry Dismisses Nevada Rancher's Racist Remarks

    04/24/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | Hunter Walker
    In an interview with CBS This Morning Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry discussed the situation at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and racist comments made by the man at the center of the recent standoff there, rancher Cliven Bundy. Perry said Bundy's remarks were a "side issue" and pointed to a land dispute in Texas with the same federal agency Bundy battled in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management. "I don’t know what he said but the fact is Cliven Bundy is a side issue here compared to what we’re looking at in the state of Texas," Perry said. "He...
  • Putin: The Internet Is A ‘CIA Project,’ Russia Needs Greater Control

    04/24/2014 8:22:02 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 9 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 24, 2014 | No Attribution
    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia’s biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company’s shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national television — have used to promote their ideas and organize protests. Russia’s parliament this week passed a law requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year.
  • Judge Tosses Muslim Spying Suit Against NYPD...

    04/24/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 21 Feb 2014 | Dan Froomkin
    A federal judge in Newark has thrown out a lawsuit against the New York Police Department for spying on New Jersey Muslims, saying if anyone was at fault, it was the Associated Press for telling people about it. In his ruling Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martini simultaneously demonstrated the willingness of the judiciary to give law enforcement alarming latitude in the name of fighting terror, greenlighted the targeting of Muslims based solely on their religious beliefs, and blamed the media for upsetting people by telling them what their government was doing. The NYPD’s clandestine spying on daily...
  • Ukraine Launches Deadly Assault on Rebel-Held Towns

    04/24/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 4 replies
    timesofoman.com ^ | APRIL 24, 2014 | AFP
    Ukraine's military launched assaults to retake rebel-held eastern towns on Thursday in which up to five people were reported killed, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin warned would have "consequences". The offensive sent international tensions soaring and oil prices up on the prospect of Russia making good on its threat of a massive response in the ex-Soviet republic. In Slavyansk, a flashpoint eastern Ukrainian town held by rebels since mid-April, armoured military vehicles drove past an abandoned roadblock in flames to take up position. Shots were heard as a helicopter flew overhead, and the pro-Kremlin rebels ordered all civilians out...
  • Rand Paul Leads Hillary Clinton In Crucial Battleground State Of Colorado

    04/24/2014 8:18:51 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 15 replies
    peoplespunditdaily.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Rich Baris
    The state of Colorado has swung from a solidly Republican state over a decade ago to a Democratic-leaning state in recent elections. If Republicans want to take back the White House in 2016 they must appeal to nontraditional GOP voters in states like Colorado, and Rand Paul is the only candidate with potential to do so. According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the only potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate to lead Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Colorado. While big GOP donors and other establishment forces have questioned Paul’s electability, opting instead...
  • Cliven Bundy Makes Ridiculously Racist Comments, Says Blacks 'Better Off' As Slaves

    04/24/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher around whom some Republicans and conservative activists have rallied in a high-profile fight against the federal government, made disparaging comments about African-Americans in an interview with The New York Times published Thursday.  Bundy wondered if African-Americans might have been "better off" as slaves, referring to them as "the Negro."From The Times' Adam Nagourney:“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the...
  • Competence: WH Has Missed More Than Half of Own Obamacare Deadlines

    04/24/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    They bungled the roll-out, botched the website, and have leaned on a string of unilateral delays and alterations to keep this mess afloat. Undeterred, liberals would still love to see this very same federal government completely envelop and administer the entire American healthcare system. The follies of blind ideology. Yes, let's hand these people even more power -- they've done such a spectacular job thus far: The administration has failed to meet 44 statutory deadlines required under Obamacare, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The report, released on Monday, documents every provision with a specific...
  • Obama warns sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' as tension builds in Ukraine

    04/24/2014 8:10:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/14 | ap/fox
    President Obama said Thursday that new sanctions targeting Russia are "teed up" in the wake of a fresh warning by the Russian foreign minister that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response.
  • Halya Coynash: Moscow’s fictitious 'civil war' in Ukraine

    04/24/2014 8:05:30 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    khpg.org ^ | April 24, 2014, 2:48 p.m. | Halya Coynash
    At least three major surveys carried out over recent weeks have demonstrated that the supposedly imminent “civil war” that Ukraine is plunging into is an entirely artificial Russian construct. Not one of the surveys has shown any significant level of support for federalization or for parts of the country joining Russia. A majority do not want Russian to become a second state language.
  • Ukraine crisis: What the 'Russian soldier' photos say ('Russian' soldier photos appear to be fake

    04/24/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/22/2014 | Staff
    Theses photos [at URL] purport to show the same bearded Russian soldier (circled) in operation in Georgia in 2008 and Kramatorsk and Sloviansk in 2014 Photos released by the Ukranian government as "proof" of Russian soldiers on the ground in Donetsk leave many questions to be answered... The low-quality, annotated images were handed to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 16 April, as evidence that Russian "sabotage-reconnaissance groups" had been working with separatists in the Donetsk towns of Kramatorsk and Sloviansk. According to a NYT article, the photos and their descriptions were "endorsed by the Obama administration"....
  • Save the Fulbrights

    04/24/2014 7:51:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    With its talent for doing just the wrong thing, or at least avoiding the right one, the U.S. State Department has decided to follow the latest trend in American higher education -- over the nearest cliff. This time it's the prevalent tendency to substitute quantity for quality, to focus on the number of students that can be enrolled in a program rather than what they may learn or how long they stick with it. It's enrollment that counts, not education. Here's the latest brainstorm out of Foggy Bottom: Increase the number of Fulbright Fellowships awarded every year for international study...
  • UKRAINE: Human Shields in Sloviansk?

    04/24/2014 7:50:33 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    Translated from Russian by William Risch, Georgia College: "Important! Insider intelligence information from the town of Sloviansk: The self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk, Viacheslav Ponomariov, gave an order to his armed militant forces to take over kindergartens. As of 1 p.m., around 5-6 armed men each are in kindergartens and schools. The mayor gave an order to his terrorists to use Putin’s tactic – shield themselves with women and children. Parents who came early to take their children out of kindergartens ran into problems not getting their children back for various reasons, and they confirm stories that they are supposed to...
  • And Now, the Throuple: Why Shouldn’t These Three Ladies Be Allowed to Marry Each Other if They Want?

    04/24/2014 7:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/24/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Doll, Brynn and Kitten (their real names as far as I know) live in Massachusetts. Despite the fact that Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage via court edict years ago, it still oppresses those who wish for something more. Brynn and Doll dated for eight months before moving in together. Two years later, they purchased a house together. Having both enjoyed polygamous relationships before, Doll and Brynn looked for a third woman to join them. After a few failed liaisons, Doll and Brynn created an OKCupid couple’s profile. Eventually, they received a message from Kitten. Good ol’ OkCupid, flinging the arrows...
  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

    04/24/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2014 | Wire
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report.
  • Obies Other Son...In Japan!

    04/24/2014 7:45:39 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 7 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com/ ^ | April 24, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Benghazi could have been prevented if US hadn't allowed weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants,

    04/24/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT · by hecht · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22-23, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. 'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the...
  • 2 Former LA County Sheriff’s Deputies Accused Of Planting Guns

    04/24/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    AP) ^ | April 23, 2014 11:15 PM
    Two former LA County sheriff’s deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report. Each could face more than seven years in state prison if convicted.
  • Congressional Research Service report: Administration has missed 44 of its own ObamaCare deadlines

    04/24/2014 7:44:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I’m posting this report, not because I think anyone actually expected the Obama administration to abide by the requirements it set out for itself when devising this leviathan of a law (LOLz) — I mean, the thing is huge, and it would just be totally unreasonable to expect the administration to be able to churn out regulations and studies on time, every time, right? …Which is exactly my point. I’d just like to take this opportunity to once again highlight the practically unknowable degree to which Obama’s crowning legislative achievement is expanding our bureaucracy and its involvement in one-sixth of...
  • Remote-controlled weapon serves to protect troops.

    04/24/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Protecting deployed American forces is a concern of military leaders. Attacks on Combat Operating Bases, Forward Operating Bases and other installations have led to deaths and wounding of U.S. and allied forces within encampments in remote areas, such as in Afghanistan. But now the Army is containerizing weapons which can be directed by a battle captain in a centralized command post where weapons can be fired remotely, limiting the use of human forces and therefore casualties from direct combat. For the past few weeks, the Army Electronic Proving Ground with a special team from the Redstone Arsenal...