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  • Don't Be Depressed by an Alternative Reality, Move to Realville and Live with Me

    02/29/2012 2:13:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 29, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, I didn't tell you this when the show started, but the e-mail, subscriber e-mail, people who listen to this program e-mail is really down in the dumps today. I don't think it's coincidental; it has to do with the results out of Michigan. I don't know what the expectations were and I don't know what specifically in Michigan it's tied to. But there's a noted gloom out there. Maybe it's just the media. Wherever you look in the media, we've got 'em in the stack here: "Economy Coming Back." "Obama Stars Aligning Perfectly for Obama to...
  • Egyptian Cleric..: War with the US - Why Not? Allah Is on Our Side, Will Obliterate America

    02/29/2012 2:13:06 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2-22-12 | Sada Al-Balad (Egypt)
    Full title: Egyptian Cleric Sallah Sultan, Founder of the Ohio-Based American Center for Islamic Research: War with the US - Why Not? Allah Is on Our Side, Will Obliterate America Transcript pending. See video at link.
  • Pro-life internist likes Santorum, but pleads for consistency on Title X

    02/29/2012 1:47:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 29, 2012 | Matt C. Abbott
    Chris Kahlenborn, M.D., respected internist and founder/president of The Polycarp Research Institute, writes (slightly edited): I like Rick Santorum a lot. I like his family values. I like his persistence. And I love his love for unborn children, especially those with genetic problems. However, I do have a problem with his inconsistency regarding Title X funding. Mr. Santorum has publicly stated that he believes contraception harms women and families; and that Plan B may act as an abortifacient. He has also stated that he supported, and still supports, Title X funding to family planning agencies that supply both oral contraceptives...
  • Swing states poll: Health care law hurts Obama in 2012

    02/29/2012 1:36:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 1+ views
    USA TODAY | 2012-02-23 | Susan Page
    Read it here. It can only be linked.
  • Obamacare: Pay No Attention to Mandate Behind Curtain of Spin

    02/29/2012 1:35:08 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Heritage.org ^ | February 25, 2012 | Sarah Torre
    In yet another slight to rule of law, the Obama Administration has asked a federal court to put a press conference pronouncement above official regulation. Last week, the Department of Justice filed a legal response to one of numerous lawsuits currently challenging the constitutionality of the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. The Administration submitted its response to the legal complaint of Belmont Abbey College, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, to the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. In what the Becket Fund is calling a “remarkable” stance, the Obama Administration argues that the court should dismiss Belmont...
  • McCain: Romney May Be Too Wounded to Win in November

    02/29/2012 1:35:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies · 1+ views
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 12:55 PM | Martin Gould
    Mitt Romney could be too wounded from the drawn-out and increasingly bitter Republican primary battle to be an effective candidate against President Barack Obama, leading supporter Sen. John McCain suggests. And the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate called on all four candidates left in the race to tone down the intra-party attacks and concentrate on policies. “This is like watching a Greek tragedy,” McCain told the Boston Herald, saying that negative campaigning and increasingly personal attacks “should have stopped long ago.” “Any utility from the debates has been exhausted, and now it’s just exchanging cheap shots and personal shots followed by...
  • Chicago's Cardinal Warns Of An ObamaCare Gulag

    02/29/2012 1:14:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 29, 2012 | IBD staff
    First Amendment: The ex-head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops compares the administration take on freedom of worship to the Soviet Union's and says its contraceptive mandate will force church hospitals to close. On the first Sunday of Lent, Chicago's Francis Cardinal George issued his version of the letter issued by the USCCB he recently led. It shredded assurances by the administration that things could be worked out so that religious freedom would not be impaired and painted a bleak future that just might be the administration's intent. Going a bit further than his peers, Cardinal George essentially rejected...
  • Pierce County flips, will buy Sheriff Department patrol boat

    02/29/2012 1:10:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 5+ views
    thenewstribune.com ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Steve Maynard
    The Pierce County Council reversed course Tuesday and approved spending $730,000 for a new saltwater patrol and rescue boat for the Sheriff’s Department. Three months ago, the council refused to add the boat to this year’s budget, even though $525,000 of the cost would come from a federal Homeland Security grant. Council members cited sticker shock, saying they didn’t want to spend so much taxpayer money on a boat. But Tuesday, some council members said they had changed their minds and concluded the cost was appropriate for the kind of vessel the Sheriff’s Department would get. The boat would be...
  • Online Poker Kings Get Cashed Out

    02/29/2012 12:56:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | February 29, 2012 | Chris Parker
    When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel like you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-confidence is essential. So it is for Walter Wright, who now finds himself in Costa Rica. He left his wife and two children behind to redeem their failing finances and faltering marriage by doing something that's now illegal in the United States—playing poker online. Wright's life began to change in 2005, when he followed his then-girlfriend from New Orleans to Virginia, where she was beginning law school...
  • 'Super Tuesday' (Thomas Sowell on Obama & Gingrich)

    02/29/2012 12:55:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 109 replies · 3+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 29, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking to the many primary elections on March 6th — "Super Tuesday" — to clarify where this year's Republican nomination campaign is headed. It may clarify far more than that, including the future of this nation and of Western civilization. If a clear winner with a commanding lead emerges, the question then becomes whether that candidate is someone who is likely to defeat Barack Obama. If not, then the fate of America — and of Western nations, including Israel — will be left in the hands of a man with a lifelong hostility to Western values...
  • San Antonio Spends $7500 per Electric Car on Recharge Stations

    02/29/2012 12:51:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies · 1+ views
    02/29/2012 | R2
    From the Express News... Power stations wait for traffic Colin McDonal, San Antonio Express-News  Updated 02:25 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012       San Antonio now has more than 120 public electric car charging stations spread across the city, putting it on par with places like Austin, Seattle and San Francisco in welcoming the new vehicles. CPS Energy installed the stations and is celebrating them today at the Santikos Embassy 14 movie theater on the North Side with local electric car owners — a number that CPS estimates is now 80. ~snip~ The U.S. Energy Department paid for the stations, valued...
  • Newt Gingrich moves campaign event to Pell City

    02/29/2012 12:49:40 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Al.com ^ | pdated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:38 PM | George Talbot
    An Alabama campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has moved to a new location to accommodate a bigger audience. Gingrich, seeking the GOP nomination, announced last week he would speak at the Ritz Theater in Talladega on March 7. But an official with his Alabama campaign said the event will be shifted to Pell City "to allow for a larger venue and a more direct route to Birmingham." "We determined the seating capacity was far short of what we needed," said Steve Dean, Talledega County campaign chairman for Gingrich. Gingrich, a Georgia native and former U.S. Speaker of...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:48:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 86 replies · 4+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 29, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”....
  • Media finally paying attention to eligibility?

    02/29/2012 12:38:52 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 2/29/2012
    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Poll after poll in recent months has revealed that Americans have a high level of concern over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, with one poll revealing fully half of the nation wants Congress to investigate the question. But mostly reporters for the traditional media – networks, major newspapers, major news corporations and conglomerates – have giggled when talk turns to the serious question of just what – exactly – does the U.S. Constitution require of presidents. But that’s changing, as media organizations from all political persuasions seek admittance to a news conference to be held by...
  • What the heck is happening to the drug supply in this country??? (VANITY)

    02/29/2012 12:37:51 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 122 replies · 4+ views
    2/29/2012 | Surrounded by blue
    I"m a nurse anesthetist, and I just got a work-related email from my boss. Basically it said "please conserve midazolam, fentanyl, morphine, and hydromorphone.....supplies are CRITICALLY short & the hospital is struggling to maintain supplies". Um, ok. The last time I checked, this was the United States, not Crapistan. How are we "critically short" on all of the major anesthesia drugs that we use??? Am I supposed to offer the patient a bullet to bite? Are there any FReepers out there who have ties to the pharm industry and can explain this? Speaking with others throughout the hospital, I have...
  • GRPS: Voter to be charged for bringing gun to school(MI semi barf)

    02/29/2012 12:36:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    wzzm13.com ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Matt Campbell and Jessica Puchala
    GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids Public Schools spokesman says a man was trying to make a political statement by bringing a gun into a school that was also serving as a voting site. The incident happened around noon Tuesday at Aberdeen Elementary School, 928 Aberdeen St. NE. Spokesman John Helmholdt says the man entered the school's gymnasium -- the location of the polling site -- through the doors designated for voters. The man voted, then tried to exit through the school building. Helmholdt says a teacher spotted the man and saw he was clearly carrying a gun in...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Georgetown co-ed wanting to be paid for sex 'a slut,' 'a prostitute'

    02/29/2012 12:34:53 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 82 replies · 4+ views
    TheDC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    February 29, 2012 Limbaugh: Georgetown co-ed wanting to be paid for sex ‘a slut,’ ‘a prostitute’ (edit) Published: 3:20 PM 02/29/2012 inShare1 Email This Article Print This Article By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Jeff Poor Follow Jeff Poor Get Jeff Poor Feed Ads by Google Save on Body ArmorExclusive Sales With Great Quality Military Products. Join Now & Save www.dvor.com/militarygear On Tuesday, Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to explain the obstacles female students face in acquiring birth control. CNS News’...
  • Gingrich: U.S. needs to ‘reassess' relationship with Islamic world

    02/29/2012 12:34:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 2+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    ROME – Returning to Georgia Tuesday for several days of campaigning, Newt Gingrich accused Pakistan of hiding Osama bin Laden before U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated him during a daring night raid last May and said the United States should reevaluate its relationship with Islamic countries. "We now know that the Pakistanis for seven years were hiding bin Laden in a military city within a mile of their national defense university," the former Georgia congressman told hundreds of supporters gathered in an airplane hangar in Rome. "Does any serious person believe that could have been done without a significant part of...
  • Who would you vote for in a "brokered convention"

    02/29/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by Prospero · 57 replies · 2+ views
  • UGA soccer player charged with stealing hashbrowns (cost: $1.06)

    02/29/2012 12:27:44 PM PST · by rawhide · 18 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 2-29-12 | Joel Provano
    A University of Georgia soccer player is charged with trying to steal an order of hashbrown potatoes in her pants. According to UGA police records, Carli Shultis, 19, was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Bulldog Cafe in the Tate Center on campus. The student newspaper, The Red & Black, obtained a copy of the police report, which stated that a food services worker detained Shultis after seeing her attempt to steal the potatoes while making a food purchase. Shultis admitted to a police officer that she had stuffed the hashbrowns in her pants to avoid paying for...