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  • Economic Outlook: Worse after the Election (Economy is getting better, but it won't last long)

    03/08/2012 6:52:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2012 | Jeffrey Folks
    Despite everything Obama has done to ruin it, the economy is getting better. And while a growth rate of 2.3% and an unemployment rate of 8.3% are not exactly worth bragging about, the president is doing just that. The direction of the economy, it seems, is more important than the record of the past three years. The problem is that the present direction is largely the product of this administration's unprecedented deficit spending and of monetary loosening on the part of the Fed. Once these forms of stimulus are withdrawn, as they must be after the election, the direction of...
  • Yahoo! Begins Online Propaganda Series "Remake America"

    03/08/2012 6:50:13 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 5 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 8, 2012 | Yahoo!
    Heavily promoted on their front page, a new six-part video series "Remake America". Looks like a freebie series of Obama campaign ads to me. A steady stream of what Reagan used to call "the poor suckers from South Succotash someplace". Boy is there a need for a Conservative search engine!
  • Big Oil and Tax Breaks (Are Big Oil companies sucking money out of the Federal Treasury?)

    03/08/2012 6:44:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2012 | Randall Hoven
    To hear the president and Democrats talk, you'd think that Big Oil was sucking the Treasury dry with huge subsidies. Almost a year ago I wrote about the federal government's "subsidies" to Big Oil. I said then, "They are all tax 'breaks'... about $4.3 billion per year -- about 0.2% of this year's deficit and enough to fund about 10 hours of current US government spending." I was wrong. The tax breaks for all fossil fuels was not $4.3B in 2011. It was only $2.5B -- about 0.19% of that year's deficit, and enough to fund only six hours of...
  • NC Special Forces soldier dies trying to save kids

    03/08/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by armymarinemom · 6 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/6/2012 | AP
    HOPE MILLS, N.C. -- A Special Forces soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan and his two young daughters are dead after he tried to rescue them from their burning home near a North Carolina military post. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Edward Cantrell and his daughters, 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia, all died in the fire early Tuesday near Fort Bragg. Read more here:
  • Pakistani Hindus seek safety in India

    03/08/2012 6:28:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 41 replies
    Daily Time ^ | 5th March 2012 | Daily Times
    KARACHI: Preetam Das is a good doctor with a hospital job and a thriving private clinic, yet all he thinks about is leaving Pakistan, terrified about a rise in killings and kidnappings targeting Hindus. A successful professional, he lives in Karachi with his wife and two children, but comes from Kashmore, a district in north of Sindh. His family has lived there for centuries, and in 1947, when the sub-continent split between India, a majority Hindu state, and Pakistan, a homeland for Muslims, Das’ grandparents chose to stay with the Muslims. They fervently believed the promise of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali...
  • On Iran and Entitlements, Obama Kicks the Can Down the Road

    03/08/2012 6:26:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Kicking the can down the road. That's been the Obama administration's response on issues from Iran's nuclear weapons program to America's entitlement systems. Start with Iran. In a statement in the Oval Office before his meeting with President Obama on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted that Obama had "reiterated yesterday" the principle that "when it comes to Israel's security, Israel has the right, the sovereign right, to make its own decisions." That evening, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Netanyahu said: "Israel has waited patiently for the international community to resolve this issue. We've waited for...
  • Please, Romney is nothing like Reagan!

    03/08/2012 6:24:52 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 43 replies
    Craig Shirley ^ | 03/08/2012 | Craig Shirley
    Wall Street Journal editor William McGurn, a former Bush White House speechwriter, argued in an article Tuesday that Mitt Romney is no worse off now than Ronald Reagan was at this stage of his historic 1980 campaign. He compared these two races and also tried to show that President Barack Obama is the heir to Jimmy Carter. The Romney camp would probably welcome these comparisons — but it’s more a theory in search of facts. There are indeed some similarities, but the differences are far more striking. Both Reagan and Romney did begin as frontrunners, both stumbled. Romney’s outcome is...
  • Rush Vs. Rush Limbaugh: Band Tells Host to Stop Playing Their Music

    03/08/2012 6:24:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies ^ | 3/7/2012 | Kenneth Partridge
    Canadian prog rockers Rush share their name with a certain right-wing American radio personality,but that doesn't mean they share his values. After learning that Rush Limbaugh had used its song 'The Spirit of the Radio' during his recent rant against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke -- a woman he called a "slut" and "prostitute" for supporting mandated coverage of contraceptives -- the band filed a cease and desist letter, asking the DJ to lay off their music, TMZ reports. "The public performance of Rush's music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public...
  • IRAQ INTEL 08 MAR 2012 - Latest Assessment

    03/08/2012 6:15:31 AM PST · by BCW · 1 replies
    Operation Iraq Freedom ^ | 08 MAR 2012 | JH White
    Check out my Iraq Intel reports I put up daily... My latest assessment: IRAQ INTEL 08 MAR 2012 Let the chaos begin...another glorious day in Iraq over the last 24 HRS... I am weary about the high number arrests that take place after large attacks. Within this culture, not going through the local Sheik and by passing established tribal customs has seem to broaden the rift between the local population and that of the national government. The insurgent forces within Iraq and outside foreign influence will seize the opportunity to maintain this separation of national government and local population by...
  • Licenses to Carry Guns, Protection Against Robbery, and Protection Against Rape

    03/08/2012 6:15:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    When states have (or had) discretionary gun carrying license system, they have often provided that people who engage in “business activities that involve heightened risk, such as the need to carry cash or other ‘street valued’ commodities” should generally get licenses. (See this post, for instance, about the Maryland scheme.) The theory is that these people are at heightened risk of robbery, and the loss to them from the robberies is likely to be especially grave. And this theory seems factually plausible. To my knowledge, no-one has quantified how great the risk tends to be, or required such an empirical...
  • The Not-So-Bitter Pill (Sandra Fluke's contraception-cost numbers don't add up)

    03/08/2012 6:15:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The question of who controls health-care costs has been endlessly discussed, but it seems that we’ve all missed the answer: the media. In recent weeks, we have watched the cost of birth-control pills rise dramatically: Three weeks ago, in the infancy of the Sandra Fluke fracas, we were told that the annual cost was, at most, $600; then Fluke upped the ante, reporting $1,000 per year in her congressional testimony; and finally, her figure was widely misreported as being $3,000 per annum. This last spike seems to have been the messy byproduct of Fluke’s claim that $3,000 would be the...
  • Algae: Fuel of the Future? (And do we need government subsidies?)

    03/08/2012 6:13:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2012 | Nash Keune
    President Obama’s latest renewable-energy fixation is algae. During a speech at the University of Miami, he touted his administration’s $24 million investment in the fuel, saying, “Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States.” In 2010, the DOE awarded $6 million to Arizona State University for the creation of the Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium (SABC), $9 million to the University of California, San Diego for the creation of the Consortium for Algal Biofuels Commercialization (CABC), and $9...
  • Mandatory Contraception (Here's a doctor's perspective for Sandra Fluke's edification)

    03/08/2012 6:10:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2012 | Marc Siegel
    As a practicing internist who prescribes contraception for women on a regular basis, I don’t see the current flame-throwing debate as being about religious principles or promiscuity, and certainly it isn’t about the need to save health-care dollars, as HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has so disingenuously asserted. Instead, in the age of Obamacare, the new insurance mandate is simply about increasing government regulation. But if you regulate insurers, they will fight back. If something is mandated, something else will be cut. Premiums will rise, not fall. Health-care costs will rise, not fall. While I think it is absurd and inflammatory...
  • Obama's Salary Paid by CCD

    03/08/2012 6:08:19 AM PST · by schmootman · 5 replies
    Better Catholic Giving ^ | 3/7/12 | Rey Flores
    In this election year, we have been confronted with all types of attacks on our Catholic faith. Those attacks have been orchestrated by the current Obama administration and by a number of so-called Catholic politicians. The USCCB bureaucrats and other anti-Catholic entities have led us down the plank and this document posted below is the first of many documents that Better Catholic Giving will be posting to prove that many, many efforts by the Catholic bishops have backfired and are coming back to bite us with the HHS mandate. Because we have allowed many of the peace & justice liberals...
  • "Outrage" Over Limbaugh - What About Left-Wing Misogyny?

    03/08/2012 6:06:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Larry Elder
    "A firestorm of outrage from women after a crude tirade from Rush Limbaugh," said NBC anchor Brian Williams. This was followed by a reporter who said: "In 2012, the personal is political. What began as a debate over religious freedom has devolved into what some call a 'war on women.'" The "outrage" over Rush Limbaugh's "misogyny" provides the latest examples of the liberal vs. conservative double standard and the selective indignation of the left. Limbaugh criticized the congressional appearance of Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student who supported requiring even religiously affiliated institutions to provide "free" contraceptives. "So, Ms. Fluke,...
  • Mother loses legs protecting children from tornado

    03/08/2012 6:06:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/12 | left that other site
    Mother loses legs protecting children from tornado INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman who saved her two children by binding them together with a blanket and shielding them with her body as a tornado ripped apart their house lost parts of both her legs, which were crushed by the falling debris, her husband said Monday.
  • Store clerk shoots and kills armed robbery suspect(SC)

    03/08/2012 6:02:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Victoria Spechko
    A Conway convenience store owner will not face charges after a deadly shooting that occurred Monday night. Horry County police say a man approached the owner of The Food Shoppe on Highway 501 business around 10 p.m. as the owner was walking to his car after closing. Police say the man showed a gun and demanded money from the owner. The owner then drew a gun and they started shooting. The suspect, Coaty Deas of Conway, 29, was killed. Police say Tamela Riggins, 29, would have been Deas' get-away driver. She has been charged with attempted murder and attempted armed...
  • Report: Number of U.S. anti-government groups rises for third year.

    03/08/2012 5:58:09 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | Mar 08 2012 | By the CNN Wire Staff
    Growth fueled by rising tide against Obama, economy, immigration issues. CNN) - The number of anti-government groups in the United States grew dramatically in 2011 for a third year, fueled by a rising tide against President Barack Obama, the struggling economy and illegal immigration, a report released Thursday finds. The three-year trend amounts to an "astounding" 755 percent growth since 2008, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center report "The Year in Hate & Extremism: The Patriot Movement Explodes." The report attributes the growth to "superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, the changing racial makeup of America, and the prospect...
  • Arse Backwards: The Federal Reserve's Approach to the Housing Market

    03/08/2012 5:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/08/2012 | Steve Forbes
    In reaffirming its near 0% interest rate policy for another three years the Federal Reserve averred that this was ­necessary to revive the housing market, which, in turn, was necessary for the economy to revive. House building and the buying and selling of existing homes are meaningful parts of the economy. More important, from the Fed’s perspective a house is the biggest asset for millions of people; therefore, higher values mean owners will be more likely to spend. This reasoning is arse backwards. A strong economy—and minimal gov­ernment interference—would rapidly revive the housing market. People who want to buy houses,...
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signs Virginia ultrasound bill

    03/08/2012 5:52:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/08/2012 | Lucy Madison
    Amid continued protests from Democrats, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell on Wednesday signed into law a controversial bill requiring Virginia women to undergo an ultrasound procedure prior to having an abortion. The bill sparked national debate this month over a provision that would have required many women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds, which opponents decried as medically unnecessary and physically invasive. McDonnell, a conservative who opposes abortion rights, ultimately requested that mandate be stripped. The Virginia House of Delegates passed a revised version last week that allows women to "reject" a transvaginal ultrasound and instead opt for an abdominal ultrasound, which generally...
  • Gasoline: 70% off

    03/08/2012 5:52:13 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 7, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Six years ago, the New York Times profiled Charif Souki, the chairman of the Cheniere Energy company, which was building a nationwide network of natural gas import terminals. North American production of natural gas was declining, and Souki hoped to cash in on increased natural gas imports. Now, just a few years later, the price of natural gas has collapsed, largely due to an enormous increase in American supplies made possible by new discoveries and technologies. In January the Times ran another story on Mr. Souki. It was headlined, "U.S. Company, in Reversal, Wants to Export Natural Gas." His Cheniere...
  • Jobless claims rise, but labor market healing

    03/08/2012 5:48:47 AM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    <p>New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening.</p>
  • Death threats leveled against Rush Limbaugh

    03/08/2012 5:46:18 AM PST · by NYer · 46 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 7, 2012 | John Hayward
    Dan Riehl at hears the warm purr of liberal tolerance rumbling from the Left, which is growing somewhat vexed that radio host Rush Limbaugh hasn’t ceased to exist yet:The death threats to Rush are captured in several screen grabs of his Facebook page. "Execute Rush, now!" states one; "Don't just drop sponsorship someone kill this pig now please!!!!," reads another. These and others are documented below, with images and names obscured, so as to not be guilty of fueling the same targeted hatred the White House and Democrats have now gone to great lengths to stoke.[…] "I think karma...
  • Higgins: Holmes’ column on guns shows ignorance

    03/08/2012 5:42:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Jay Higgins
    You recently editorialized in response to an article focusing on rising gun sales in America (Gun shops find warm welcome in Natick: Feb. 29 Metrowest Daily News.)I would like to take this opportunity to respond to Rick Holmes (“Guns and paranoia,” March 5):. My first reaction to your opinion was a sense of embarrassment for you as a journalist. I simply cannot imagine a “journalist” who could be more ignorant of real reasons American citizens might choose to exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. The most glaring example of this shortcoming on your part would be the...
  • The Rise of Newspeak

    03/08/2012 5:39:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 8, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    What we think the talking heads are talking about when they condemn racism, misogyny or some other form of bigotry is entirely detached from what they are actually talking about. If you are reading this, the odds are that you define racism as an expression of racial bigotry. That is the formal definition, but it is as meaningful to the actual use of the terminology as reaching for a Latin dictionary or trying to make sense of the vocabulary of the Picts. That definition has long been as outdated as the steam engine. To the progressive left, and by that...
  • President Sarkozy says France has “Too many foreigners,” and Plans Changes

    03/08/2012 5:26:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1+ views
    JD Journal ^ | 3-8-12
    France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has stirred some controversy just in time for France’s presidential campaign; to close the narrow gap between him and Francoise Hollande, who is outshining him in the polls, he has reached out to the Right: “Today, we have a problem,” Sarkozy said on a televised speech Tuesday night, “Our system of integration is working worse and worse, because we have too many foreigners on our territory and we can no longer manage to find them accommodation, a job, a school.” Such words were sure to push some buttons with this hot topic on the French scene,...
  • Cease Fire bus ad campaign a willful violation of Metro policy(WA)

    03/08/2012 5:21:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “New bus ads draw the ire of gun rights advocates,” KOMO News reports: Local buses are full of ads for everything from necklaces to web search engines. But a new ad campaign from Washington Cease Fire has stirred controversy. "When you have a gun in the home, you are 22 times more likely to kill a family member or a friend than you are an intruder," said Ralph Fascitelli of Washington Cease Fire. Whatever the statistics, Second Amendment advocates aren't happy with the ads. Indeed, and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, quoted in the KOMO story, tells us why...
  • Sick and Tired of the Middle East

    03/08/2012 5:09:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans -- left, right, Democrats and Republicans -- are all sick of thankless nation-building in the Middle East. Yet democratization was not our first choice, but rather a last resort after prior failures. The United States had long ago supplied Afghan insurgents, who expelled the Soviets after a decade of fighting. Then we left. The country descended into even worse medievalism under the Taliban. So after removing the Taliban, who had hosted the perpetrators of 9/11, we promised in 2001 to stay on. We won the first Gulf War in 1991. Then most of our forces left the region. The...
  • Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry (11/2/2008. Blast to the past)

    03/08/2012 5:03:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 11/2/2008 | By P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview. The result? Nothing. This audio interview has been hidden from the public...until now. Here is the transcript of Obama's statement about bankrupting the coal industry (emphasis mine): Let me sort of describe my overall policy. What I've said is that we would put a cap...
  • Barack Obama had a transgendered nanny in Indonesia

    03/08/2012 4:59:36 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 07, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    JAKARTA, INDONESIA, March 7, 2012, ( – As a young child in Indonesia, Barack Obama’s nanny was a transgender “woman” who walked around his home in female clothing and let the future president see him trying on lipstick. In 1969, “Evie” – who was born a man with the name Turdi – worked as a cook when he met Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. (Turdi/Evie, like many Indonesians, goes only by one name.) Dunham had moved to the nation’s capital of Jakarta to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro. For two years, Turdi watched “Barry”, as Obama was called,...
  • Florida religious leaders condemn 'anti-Sharia' bill

    03/08/2012 4:51:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | Brittan Alana Davis
    TALLAHASSEE — An imam, a rabbi and a pastor walked into Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ office Wednesday with two demands: Withdraw the foreign law bill they say targets Muslims, and investigate who is behind anti-Muslim booklets and flyers circulating the Senate. Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, presiding over a long-running Senate session, did not engage the clergy or the 20 Muslims, Christians and Jews who carpooled from around the state to protest together. The group organized after reading about the anti-Muslim booklets and flyers. At issue is a booklet Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, delivered to fellow senators called Shari’ah Law: Radical Islam’s...
  • Obama: I’ll make energy prices “skyrocket” (11/2/2008. In Obama's own words. Don't get bamboozled)

    03/08/2012 4:51:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/2/2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket” as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade policy: The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and...
  • Rick's Missing Message

    03/08/2012 4:45:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....SenatorSantorum's other reference [to jobs] hits a level of self-absorption that even the patrician Mitt "I'm not worried about the very poor" Romney has not, at least when taken in context, come close to reaching: "Karen and I have seven children, ages 20 to three, not exactly the best time to be out running for president of the UnitedStates. We've given up our -- our jobs. We're living off our savings. Yeah, we're making a little sacrifice for a very, very big goal…" Yes, during his Tuesday evening speech, RickSantorum's only mention of someone losing a job was about him...
  • Obama brings daughters into flap over Limbaugh’s contraception remarks

    03/08/2012 4:43:49 AM PST · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 07, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 ( - President Obama told reporters Tuesday that he gave personal support to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law Center student who was vaulted to stardom after advocating for the birth control mandate, because the affair caused him to think of his daughters. “I thought about Malia and Sasha. And one of the things I want them … to be able to do is speak their minds in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names when they’re being good citizens,” said Obama, as reported by The Hill. “And...
  • Video: Female Democratic lawmakers refuse to speak out against Bill Maher’s misogynism

    The president and liberals want to talk about a “war on women”? How about the war on conservative women? It’s happening, but liberals prefer to stay silent about it — when they’re not directly waging it.
  • Obama Administration: No Confidence in Nuclear Energy

    03/08/2012 4:32:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 06 March 2012 | Jack Spencer and Cornelius Milmoe
    A major public concern about nuclear reactors has been that the spent nuclear fuel could remain stranded at the reactor site indefinitely. In the 1970s, courts prohibited the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from licensing new reactors unless it assured the public that the waste would be removed—a requirement called the “waste confidence” rule. President Obama’s decision to abandon plans for removing the waste to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada creates an uncertainty that could be a barrier to the expansion of nuclear power. Two nuclear policy experts argue that the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act provides sufficient confidence that spent...
  • Carl Levin calls for hearing on plans to cut Selfridge personnel by one-third

    03/08/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by equaviator · 10 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | March 7 2012 | Chad Selweski
    U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has scheduled a March 20 hearing of his Senate Armed Services Committee to scrutinize Air Force plans to cut Air National Guard troops across the nation, including a one-third reduction of military personnel at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. An Air Force report concludes that eliminating Selfridge’s 24 A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft while adding four KC135 air refueling tankers would cost the Harrison Township base 720 jobs. But the Michigan National Guard said errors in the Air Force count puts the true number at 561, compared to an overall troop force at Selfridge of 1,586. In a...
  • McConnell: Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices (Obama has said he wants higher gas prices)

    03/08/2012 4:21:36 AM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    wfpl ^ | 3/7/2012 | Phillip M. Bailey
    Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticized the White House’s energy policy, claiming President Obama wants higher gas prices. Across the country the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.76 and it went up for 27 consecutive days. The Oil Price Information Service projects the nationwide average could peak at $4.25 per gallon in late April. McConnell says the administration hasn’t pursued an energy strategy to address the increase, adding it failed to support the Keystone XL pipeline project. “In fact, when it comes to the rising cost of gas at the pump,...
  • After ripping on Rush Limbaugh, Axelrod planning appearance on Bill Maher’s show

    The “war on women” messaging is getting highly nuanced indeed, my friends. "David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior campaign strategist, is scheduled to appear on Bill Maher’s late-night talk show within the next few weeks, according to Kelley Carville, an HBO spokesman." "As the controversy over Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke continued, a former Obama White House official today joined Republicans in pointing out that Maher, who recently donated $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC, has a history of his misogynistic slurs…"
  • FCC Considers Granting Police the Authority to Shut Down Cell Phone Networks

    03/08/2012 3:55:59 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 119 replies
    The Intel Hub ^ | 6 March 2012 | IntelHub
    The FCC is currently seeking public comments on whether or not it is appropriate and feasible to grant local police forces the power to shut down mobile phone networks.The request for the public’s input comes after BATR officials in San Fransisco shut down cell towers in an attempt to stop a first amendment protected protest for “public safety” reasons.An article published by CFO World broke down the FCC request in an easy to understand fashion: The FCC asks several questions in its request for comments. Among them:– When have government agencies in the U.S. considered interrupting mobile service?– When would...
  • Those Who Know Us Best

    03/08/2012 3:54:28 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    I've come to realize that it's often not very telling if those who don't know someone well love them the most. After all, what they often see is the thin veneer of outward appearances. Dress, manners, gestures -- they see the person portrayed to the outside world. It's not that it's not important how one dresses, what one says or how one conducts oneself. Instead, it means that it's more important who people are through and through -- are they authentic, are they real, are they loved by those who know them best? What matters are the opinions of those...
  • Obama lobbying Dems over Keystone XL pipeline (Obama demands Senate Dems reject pipeline)

    03/08/2012 3:48:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/7/2012 | By MANU RAJU
    President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks. The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.
  • Fluke and Liberals' Bodyguard of Lies

    03/08/2012 3:40:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2012 | Tom Trinko
    Winston Churchill declared that in war, truth was so precious that it must always be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies. Because liberals are at war with American society and their true beliefs are repugnant to most Americans, liberals constantly conceal the truth of their beliefs with sweet-sounding lies. Liberals constantly create a cloud of lies about their support for tolerance and diversity to conceal the absolutely intolerant core of their faith. Americans are informed that tolerance requires them to accept pornography, abortion, gay marriage, casual sex, and everything else that liberals happen to like. Strangely, however, liberals are not...
  • Barack Obama pushes for $1bn green tax credits (Another Obama FAIL!)

    03/08/2012 3:35:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies · 6+ views
    the guardian ^ | 3/7/2012 | Suzanne Goldenberg,
    Another week, another car talk. Barack Obama stopped by a North Carolina truck factory on Wednesday to announce $1bn in tax credits and grants for alternative-energy cars and trucks. It was Obama's third speech on cars and fuel in an election battleground state in three weeks. The president has travelled from New Hampshire to Florida and now North Carolina to insulate himself from Republican attacks on rising gas prices and the on-again, off-again Keystone XL tar sand pipeline ahead of the general election. "We can't just keep on relying on the old ways of doing business. We can't just rely...
  • Advice for Mitt Romney: Form Is Substance

    03/08/2012 3:26:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2012 | Frank Schell
    [SNIP of his laudatory praise of Mitt's "conservatism" and "potential"] ....First, Romney needs to slow down and speak more deliberately. He is much too wound up, seemingly with a sentence, phrase, or answer for all ideas and issues. He needs to look like he is thinking about what he is saying. Silence and pauses can be effective and dramatic when used properly. Even if it is the case, there is no need to strive to look like the smartest guy in the room. After all, that is what cabinet officials and White House czars are for. [snip of Ronald Reaganisms...
  • RomneyCare Now Funding FREE Abortions

    03/08/2012 3:13:47 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 8, 2012 | Amy Contrada
    RomneyCare now offers free elective surgical abortions. Mitt Romney was the enabler. This is how his government-dictated health plan is playing out. And he’s still proud of it. When he does touch on defects in his health plan, he never mentions abortion coverage as a problem. He’s either fine with it, or realizes he has to downplay it to get the conservative vote. When the law was first implemented, there was a $50 copay for a RomneyCare elective surgical abortion. Now RomneyCare abortions are "free" for a $0 copay (or $50-$100 in some plans). In fact, the $0 copay shows up as...
  • Gingrich gets lion's share of Georgia delegates (53)

    03/08/2012 2:59:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Newt Gingrich stands to gain more than 50 delegates in the Republican presidential race, thanks to his overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Georgia primary. .....If the totals hold, Rick Santorum would fall about 3,500 ballots shy of reaching 20 percent of the statewide vote. Failing to meet that threshold means Santorum was shut out of a share of 34 delegates awarded based on the statewide vote. Only Gingrich and Romney met that minimum percentage. Based on his vote total alone, Gingrich stands to win 16 statewide delegates; Romney 8. Under the state GOP rules, the remaining 10 statewide delegates are awarded...
  • FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only.

    03/08/2012 2:53:22 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 07, 2012 | | Catherine Herridge
    FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder's "three criteria" for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S. Pressed by House lawmakers about a recent speech in which Holder described the legal justification for assassination, Mueller, who was attending a hearing on his agency's budget, did not say without qualification that the three criteria could not be applied inside the U.S. "I have to go back. Uh, I'm not certain whether that was addressed or not," Mueller said...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - March 8, 2012

    03/08/2012 2:42:32 AM PST · by sneakers · 19 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Honest Investigative Journalism in the MSM

    03/08/2012 2:30:35 AM PST · by matt1 · 18 replies
    I agree that the MSM as a whole is as corrupt and biased for the foreigner as can be. That said, there must be at least even a small amount of reporters/journalists, even in ultra-left wing outfits such as the NYT and the WP, who are intrigued by Arpaio's evidence which raises a natural curiosity even. These reporters must be itching to dive into further investigation of the obama's frauds and mysterious background. If threats are involved, and it's quite likely true, not only from MSM top management as well as from the FCC, the IRS or other agencies then...