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  • Mitt Romney’s roof-riding dog Seamus will be focus of new super PAC

    04/01/2012 11:47:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 33 replies ^ | 3/2812 | Glen Johnson
    Seamus the Irish Setter is getting his own super PAC. Politico reported today Democrat Bob McDevitt has filed paperwork to launch the super PAC Animal Lovers Against Romney. It will tell the tale, first publicized by the Globe, of Mitt Romney’s decision to put his dog in a kennel attached to his station wagon roof for a family trip from Massachusetts to Canada. McDevitt told Politico his goal is to “get the message out just how callous in temperament Mitt Romney is.” The group’s website,, is being launched next week. The super PAC, meanwhile, is aiming Internet ads at...
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial and Legal Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives?

    04/01/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Summary: Mitt Romney’s record as Governor does not indicate a commitment to a conservative judicial philosophy. His judge appointees revealed at best “no philosophical or partisan pattern” (Boston Globe), or at worst a liberal and even radical tilt. He sought out feminists and radical homosexual groups in his judicial selection process. He was inconsistent in his pronouncements on judicial activism, allowing it to occur under his watch (with “gay marriage”) while simultaneously urging others to fight it. How then could we expect him to keep his recent promises to appoint constitutional conservatives to the bench if he is elected President?...
  • S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

    04/01/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies ^ | 6:00 am, January 20, 2012 | Rachael Marcus
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a key supporter of Mitt Romney, received $62,500 in campaign contributions since 2008 from state and federal political committees set up by supporters of Mitt Romney, records show. Funds came from so-called “leadership PACs” in five different states and the nation’s capital. By spreading the funds around, Romney’s supporters were able to give far more than the state limit of $3,500 per election. The contributions came from “Free & Strong America” leadership PACs, run by Romney supporters, a Center for Public Integrity analysis of campaign finance records found. Leadership PACs are separate from campaign committees...
  • Capitol Follies

    04/01/2012 11:35:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Scientists announced this week that they had found ten billion habitable planets in the Milky Way. The announcement was cheering, raising the possibility that there was some intelligent life somewhere in the universe in a week where it was clear there was hardly any in the Capitol. I'm talking about the three day argument before the Supreme Court on the 2,700 page wonk wet dream, ObamaCare. As you recall a Democrat Congress rammed this legislation down our throats on Christmas Eve led by Nancy Pelosi (soi-disant Catholic Theologian and Constitutional Scholar, San Francisco), aided by some high kicking and legerdemain...
  • Gingrich: Israelis Should Be Worried About Obama

    CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama's comments about having more "flexibility" should be a sign of concern for allies, including Israel. "People have to worry about when a president who has already proven he is a radical says to a Russian president, 'Give me some space so I can get re-elected because then I'll have real flexibility' - you have to wonder," Gingrich said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Gingrich told host Bob Schieffer that "you also have to ask yourself how many foreign leaders has he said that to without an open mic. How...
  • 35 Romney endorsers received contributions first

    04/01/2012 11:33:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies ^ | Jan 7, 2012 6:00 AM 11:29:11 PDT | Edward Mason
    Mitt takes the endorsement game "to a whole new level" Money may not be buying Mitt Romney much Republican love, but it’s going a long way toward helping him buy the next best thing: endorsements in the GOP primaries. Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC and its affiliates states have lavished close to $1.3 million in campaign donations to federal, state and local GOP politicians, almost all since 2010. His recipients include officials in the major upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and in three southern Super Tuesday states where he was trounced four years ago. In...
  • Islamist revolution for sale in TO bookstore (Canada)

    04/01/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Sun News ^ | April 1, 2012 | TERRY DAVIDSON | QMI AGENCY
    TORONTO - An Islamic bookstore in east Toronto is selling books that urge Muslims to usurp the Western world and install an Islamic State in its place. The books, written by deceased Islamic scholar Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - are available at the Islamic Circle of North America bookstore in Scarborough. "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation that rules it," Maududi wrote in Jihad in Islam. "Islam requires the earth - not just a...
  • Hard to find truth in Zimmerman’s call to police

    04/01/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 335 replies
    I’m having great difficulty locating the original full version of Zimmerman’s call to police, one that is not enhanced to make wind noise sound like a racial slur.
  • Tea Party Still Isn't Ready for Romney

    04/01/2012 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-22-12 | MATT NEGRIN
    Mitt Romney, Tea Party candidate? Not so fast. The Republican front-runner appeared to be on an easy path to the nomination the morning after his win in Illinois, when The Washington Times reported that an influential tea party group, Freedom Works, was ready to fall in line behind him, supposedly capping the monthslong struggle Romney has endured to sway conservative voters. Unfortunately for Romney, the report — especially the headline — wasn't totally right, and the tea party is showing no sign of uniting behind him, or any candidate for that matter. Though the tea party remains a force in...
  • Santorum Downplays Romney's Endorsement Haul, Compares Rival To McCain

    04/01/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 01,2012
    Santorum Downplays Romney's Endorsement Haul, Compares Rival To McCain April 01, 2012 Rick Santorum fought Sunday to downplay Mitt Romney's growing list of endorsements from Republican Party figures, dismissing the support as the work of an "establishment" pushing the party to nominate another "moderate" just like John McCain in 2008. The former Pennsylvania senator, who bills himself as the true conservative in the race, urged the party to draw lessons from the 2008 race. He said the protracted primary between then-Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton resulted in the "best candidate" for the Democrats, while Republicans decided, "We've got to...
  • Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws

    04/01/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:07PM BST 01 Apr 2012
    Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government's powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it was reported today. Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website However ministers believe it is essential that the police and security services have access to such communications data in order to tackle terrorism and protect the public. Although GCHQ would not be...
  • Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next? (Big enviro & labor next?)

    04/01/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/01/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next?By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/1/12 7:01 AM EDT The Supreme Court has yet to rule on President Barack Obama’s health care law, but court watchers already are handicapping the domino effect if it falls. If the justices knock out key parts of the law or bring down the whole thing, the reverberations could be felt across the legal landscape for generations to come, radically reining in the scope of federal power, according to supporters of the law and others who closely track the high court. And if the justices decide...
  • 7 California (African-American) boys arrested in (hate crime) attack on (hispanic) teen

    04/01/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 74 replies
    <p>PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.</p>
  • Biden: Romney is "a little out of touch"

    04/01/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 1, 2012
    (CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging against Mitt Romney on Sunday's "Face the Nation," saying the Republican presidential front-runner "seems not to understand" the struggle of the middle class. "Governor Romney's a little out of touch," Biden told anchor Bob Schieffer. "I can't remember a presidential candidate in the recent past who seems not to understand... what ordinary middle class people are thinking about and are concerned about," Biden added. The vice president criticized the former Massachusetts governor for his statements opposing government intervention in the auto industry and his hands-off, free-market approach to foreclosures "I don't...
  • Olbermann faces tough job market

    04/01/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/1/12 | CYNTHIA LITTLETON
    Wanted: Left-leaning political commentator with on-air talent immense enough to excuse workplace tensions that seem to follow him at every turn. It's a job description Keith Olbermann isn't likely to see anytime soon. And yet every national news operation may be asking itself right now whether he's worth taking a chance on in the wake of his dismissal Friday from Current TV.
  • Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in Frankfurt (freeloaders toss paint bombs)

    04/01/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/01/12 | Edward Taylor
    Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in FrankfurtBy Edward Taylor | Reuters – 2 hrs 23 mins ago FRANKFURT (Reuters) - At least 15 German police officers were injured, one seriously, during rioting that lasted into Sunday morning, following an anti-capitalist protest in Frankfurt, police said. Demonstrators threw paint bombs at the European Central Bank and attacked emergency vehicles on Saturday in violence which escalated after police tried to arrest several protesters in the heart of Germany's financial capital. Battles stretched through the night and one officer was taken to intensive care after being singled out by a handful of demonstrators....
  • British lecturer: Jerusalem doesn’t belong to Jews

    04/01/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/01/2012 02:34 | Jonny Paul
    A British university lecturer told Global March to Jerusalem protesters on Friday evening that Jerusalem “does not belong to Jewish Israelis or to Jews” and that Israel is “finished.” University of Exeter lecturer Ghada Karmi, speaking to protesters converged near the Israeli Embassy in London, went on to say that she “respects all religions” but that one should not be allowed to take over the city. Karmi also said that Israel does not deserve to continue as a state. …
  • Wis. GOP Sen. Johnson endorses Romney

    04/01/2012 10:30:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Rachel Leven
    Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson endorsed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Sunday. Johnson announced the endorsement on MSNBC’s Meet the Press (MTP), according to a Sunday morning tweet from MTP executive producer Betsy Fischer. The senator’s support is the latest endorsement for Romney, as Republican party heavyweights seek to coalesce around the GOP front-runner. Johnson’s endorsement follows fellow Wisconsin lawmaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R), who announcement his support for Romney last week. Johnson brings Tea Party support to Romney, who has battled perceptions by many GOP voters that he is insufficiently conservative.
  • IDF: Machpela House Legally Bought

    04/01/2012 10:29:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    Lawyers for the residents of Beit HaMachpelah in Hevron met Sunday with representatives of the IDF's Civil Administration and discussed the legality of the purchase of the home, which the residents moved into last Wednesday. The IDF representatives examined the purchase documents and confirmed that the purchase is legal. However, they said that they are awaiting the final approval of the political tier. The answer is in line with the assessment made Friday by Rabbi of Hevron and Kiryat Arba, Rav Dov Lior. "The question now is whether Defense Minister Ehud Barak will allow the residents to stay there, regardless...
  • Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says

    04/01/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change. ——- Nature’s Edge Notebook #23 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions One of the world’s most widely known and respected senior scientists tells ABC News that current denial about the basic daunting realities of manmade global warming is “just foolishness.” He also reports that the rest of the world has now “pretty well given up” on its hope for U.S. leadership in dealing with global climate change. His assessment reinforces our findings at the recent...
  • Attacker To Fatal Jumper: "You're Leaving Here In A Body Bag"

    04/01/2012 10:26:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | April 1, 2012 | Ben Yakas
    The knife-wielding woman accused of chasing a 20-year-old woman and causing her to fall 14 stories to her death was arraigned in court yesterday on murder and manslaughter charges. Sienna Edwards was trying to deliver birthday presents to her boyfriend's cousin's child on Thursday night when 23-year-old Kenya Edmonds (the mother of that child) allegedly attacked her. Edwards was able to call 911, the boy's father Carl Purcell, and her boyfriend as she was being chased: “She sounded really frantic and afraid,” boyfriend Timothy Smith told The Post. “She was saying: ‘They have knives to my neck’...I heard one of...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Shocking Ignorance

    04/01/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 86 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2012 | Jason Lee
    The liberal Supreme Court justices have demonstrated profound and shocking ignorance of the American health care system. Here's one of the most jarring examples: "What percentage of the American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and that child was turned away because the parent didn't have insurance," asked Sotomayor, "... do you think there's a large percentage of the American population that would stand for the death of that child -- (who) had an allergic reaction and a simple shot would have saved the child?" I have a precise answer for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The...
  • Rick Santorum is Right, It Takes a Family. Now, It Will Take a President

    04/01/2012 10:23:57 AM PDT · by tcg · 11 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/1/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... I am deeply concerned... The dream called American is threatened. I share the growing sense that it is not because the American people have lost that dream, but, at least partially, because we have the wrong leaders in political office... I am disturbed to once again hear and read the mantra of the main stream media that the 2012 Presidential campaign is over. You know the drill; that Mitt Romney is the nominee to face President Obama and anyone who feels differently should stop their efforts and sing the song of the establishment... The lyrics have gone through revisions....
  • Lawyer for soldier accused of Afghan slaughter: ‘almost complete information blackout’

    04/01/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT · by plsjr · 19 replies
    End the Lie – Independent News ^ | 1 April 2012 | Madison Ruppert
    John Henry Browne, the attorney for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the man accused of single-handedly massacring 17 Afghan villagers, is now accusing the United States government of “an almost complete information blackout” which is blocking him from preparing a proper defense for Bales. Browne alleges that he and his legal team has been prevented from being able to interview the witnesses to the tragic incident as well as the injured civilians in southern Afghanistan. ... “We are facing an almost complete information blackout from the government, which is having a devastating effect on our ability to investigate the charges preferred...
  • CA: Stem cell institute to work with foreign agencies

    04/01/2012 10:06:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies ^ | 4/1/12 | David Perlman
    California's $3 billion stem cell agency, now more than 7 years old, has joined research partnerships with science and health agencies in eight foreign countries, the San Francisco institute announced. The agreements call for collaboration in efforts aimed at speeding stem cell research from the laboratory to the hospital, where researchers hope that basic human cells will be programmed to treat scores of human degenerative diseases. Research partnerships between American and foreign stem cell scientists are encouraged, but the California institute's funds would only be spent within the state, institute officials said. Alan Trounson, president of the California Institute for...
  • [CT] State Troopers hold ticket writing competition for pizza prize

    (WTNH) — Connecticut’s state police union is angry over a memo, obtained by News 8, that encourages troopers in the Bethany barracks going on a ticketing spree Friday to beat other barracks and win pizza. The email, from Lt. Anthony Schirillo, challenges troopers to write 350 tickets or more during a 24 hour window starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The shift with the most tickets gets pizza, another message said.
  • Just press “print” [Designer Pets]

    04/01/2012 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 6 replies
    The Economist ^ | 31 March 2012
    ONE of the most interesting technological trends of the past few years has been the rise of additive manufacturing. This technique, which uses three-dimensional printing to make objects ranging from violins to pilotless aircraft, allows the construction of individual objects at the whim of the designer. Now, a small Californian company, the Gene Duplication Corporation, based in San Melito, proposes to push the technology to its limits. On Sunday it will announce plans to use 3D printing to make bespoke pets. GeneDupe, as the firm is known colloquially, has previously focused on the genetic engineering of animals. However Paolo Fril,...
  • Bobby Schindler: Drinking the Pro-Death Kool-Aid

    04/01/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/31/12 | Bobby Schindler
    Lately, Americans have been quick to disparage other countries for their approach to life and death issues. In particular, many Americans have been outraged at the Netherlands’ policies regarding euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide and the killing of those with mental illnesses. As Americans, we haven’t been entirely intellectually honest in addressing why these things have become so prevalent in Europe. After all, we would never allow that kind of immorality or degradation of human life. Not in this great nation. Right? Wrong. Americans had better look again and take the time to rethink their value systems. Because if you honestly...
  • Biden to voters: ‘This isn’t your father’s Republican party’

    04/01/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Rachel Leven
    Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the stark changes he believes have changed politics Sunday, saying that the GOP had become unrecognizable from the party he once knew. “This is not your father’s Republican party. This is a different party than I’m used to,” Biden said CBS’s on Face the Nation. Biden said the Republican electorate has changed, forcing their party’s leaders and lawmakers further to the right. The vice president pointed to many newer members of Congress, saying they had blocked efforts to work with Democrats. Even though “the idea of compromise is alive and well in Congress” the “minority...
  • Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds

    04/01/2012 9:59:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/1/12 | David Sarno
    California's high-tech firms make the world's most popular smartphones, social networks and search engines, but there's one asset they're struggling to build: trust. The vast majority of Californians surveyed in a statewide poll are worried about the data collected by Internet and smartphone companies, and most said they distrust even firms known for their ardent fans and tens of millions of daily users. Many of those surveyed in the latest USC Dornsife/Times poll also said they were wary of firms collecting personal information without their knowledge and concerned that personal data could become public or be harvested to sell them...
  • House Dems eye policy responses to Trayvon Martin shooting death

    04/01/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    In the wake of the slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, House Democrats are drafting legislation designed to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The lawmakers want to adopt tougher rules for neighborhood watch programs, eliminate certain state gun laws, rein in racial profiling and require an examination of racial disparities nationwide. The Democrats behind the legislation – all members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – say the steps might have prevented last month's fatal encounter between Martin, 17, an unarmed African-American walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., and George Zimmerman, 28, a Latino neighborhood watch...
  • Fox News Ratings Down. (Take that Rupert and Roger!)

    04/01/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 113 replies ^ | Lisa Graas
    Fox Ratings Down; Romney Scores Historic Negative Rating; Women Love Santorum March 29, 2012by Lisa Graas Mitt, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Sincerely, A Chicken Farmer. Several things are happening that indicate to me that some truth is coming out…albeit slowly. In my humble opinion, Fox News ratings are down 17% because viewers grow weary of their being so clearly biased in favor of Mitt Romney, but don’t look for them to see it that way. For the month, Fox News is down -17% in Total Viewers and down -27% in younger viewers for Total Day viewing vs....
  • Van Jones: ‘Occupy…Saved the Entire Country From Destruction’

    04/01/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/1/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones said Saturday the Occupy Wall Street movement essentially “saved the entire country from destruction.” Jones made the comments in Los Angeles ahead of his appearance at an “All in for the 99%” training event, saying Occupy “disrupted the narrative” as both parties “barreling toward more austerity.” “[The] Occupy movement pretty much saved the entire country from destruction,” Jones said in an interview posted online. “Both political parties were barreling toward more austerity, more cutbacks, more pain for the people and more — basically both political parties had managed to converge on this...
  • Blindsided: 9/11 Was the Rule, Not the Exception

    04/01/2012 9:37:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and America woke up to the terror of jihad. I use the words “woke up” because jihad existed long before that terrible morning. And it continues to cause much of the world’s violence today. On 9/11, we were blindsided. But we never should have been. The word jihad literally means “struggle,” but it’s often used to communicate the concept of holy war. It is on the lips of violent terrorists, but it is also shouted by Egyptian mobs who assault Coptic...
  • UC's Leftist Echo Chamber Drowns Out Diverse Voices

    04/01/2012 9:26:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Political activism has drawn the University of California into an academic death spiral. Too many professors believe their job is to "advance social justice" rather than teach the subject they were hired to teach. Groupthink has replaced lively debate. Institutions that were designed to stir intellectual curiosity aren't challenging young minds. They're churning out "ignorance." So argues a new report, "A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California," from the conservative California Association of Scholars. The report cites a number of studies that document academia's political imbalance. In 2004, for example, researchers examined...
  • Dean: Individual mandate 'not really necessary'

    04/01/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Dean: Individual mandate 'not really necessary' Published April 01, 2012 | Former Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said Sunday that the so-called individual mandate is "not really necessary" to the federal health care overhaul, and said a Supreme Court decision to invalidate the provision could end up helping President Obama. The Supreme Court met privately on Friday to discuss the case, though a decision is not expected to be made public until June. A central challenge in the case was over whether the requirement that Americans buy health insurance is constitutional. Further, the justices heard arguments on whether a...
  • South Korean Ships Instead of Trainer Aircraft (Israeli navy?)

    04/01/2012 9:19:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 1/4/2012 | Arie Egozi
    South Korean Ships Instead of Trainer Aircraft Representatives from the South Korean government and Hyundai shipyards recently visited Israel and offered to construct new surface vessels for the navy Despite South Korea’s loss in the competition for supplying an advanced trainer aircraft to the Israeli Air Force, which caused considerable disappointment in Seoul, South Korea is offering to procure new surface vessels for the Israeli Navy via Hyundai shipyards. South Korean representatives have already visited Israel and met with the Ministry of Defense to discuss a possible deal. While there is no budget to construct the vessels, the Israeli Navy...
  • OLBERMANN ATTACKS: Al Gore's Network Is A Penny-Pinching, Incompetent Clown Show

    04/01/2012 9:08:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/1/12 | Henry Blodget
    Keith Olbermann's team has wasted no time getting their version of his latest network departure into the public realm. First, Olbermann himself exploded on Twitter less than an hour after getting fired, accusing Current TV bosses Al Gore and Joel Hyatt of being incompetent and dishonest and vowing to sue them. And now, Olbermann's team have apparently spent considerable time with Howard Kurtz of the Daily Beast, showing Kurtz a trail of emails designed to prove their case. This aggressive promotion effort has, thus far, been effective: Two days after the show host was canned, it's Al Gore's TV network,...
  • Identity Theft Alert - Driver License

    04/01/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Anon ^ | 4/1/12 | Anon
    Check Your Driver's License. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security. Go to the Driver License Check and check to see if yours has been posted. Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.
  • An Israeli Shell in an Indian Tank

    04/01/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 1/4/2012 | Arie Egozi
    An Israeli Shell in an Indian Tank India is equipping its Arjun tanks with IAI’s LAHAT missile India is equipping its Arjun tanks with the LAHAT missile produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile will provide the tank with the ability to hit moving targets from great distances while in motion. IAI developed and produced the LAHAT – a laser-guided missile that can be launched from a tank's cannon, reaching its target by homing in on a laser spot. The shell-missile weighs approximately 12 kg and has a range of 8 kg, including a lethal 2.5 kg warhead. Despite...
  • Spike Lee's Vigilante Trayvon Tweet

    04/01/2012 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Doug Giles
    In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, director Spike Lee thought it would be cute to tweet to his 250,000 Twitter followers what he thought was shooter George Zimmerman’s home address. As some of you know (those who watch Fox News) it turns out that Spike got the wrong address and the wrong Zimmerman and caused an elderly Florida couple’s life to be turned into a living hell. Lee, after finding out the couple lawyered up, apologized to the family. How sweet and convenient of Spike. Someone should interview the couple and find out what kind of crap they...
  • Keith Olbermann’s Angry Email Trail Traces Breakup With Current TV (Metrosexual purse fight)

    04/01/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/1/12 | Howard Kurtz
    His bitter divorce from Al Gore’s network followed months of escalating complaints to Current TV executives. Howard Kurtz unearths the acrimonious correspondence. Just weeks after Keith Olbermann launched his nightly program on Current TV last June, his team was complaining that the network founded by Al Gore and attorney Joel Hyatt wasn’t living up to its promises to support a professional cable news show. The arguments escalated for months, with Olbermann directly appealing to the former vice president on three or four occasions, until relations had become so poisoned that, on Friday, Current fired Olbermann for breach of contract. He...
  • Lyons: Justice for Trayvon Martin [Let's ban guns, and then worship Obama Barf Alert]

    04/01/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 28 MAR 12 | by Gene Lyons
    Everybody wants to see justice done in the Trayvon Martin case, and almost everybody acts as if they already know what that is. Never mind the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and crusading journalist all in one. Nor his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell, who recently announced he'd decided to forgo wearing a hoodie on TV to look more like a prosecutor. Here's GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on "Face the Nation," assessing shooter George Zimmerman's mental health. "Someone has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this, Santorum said. "This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are...
  • So-called "Good Schools" and Afterschooling, Preschooling, and Private Tutoring ( Vanity)

    04/01/2012 8:42:49 AM PDT · by wintertime · 65 replies
    April 1, 2012 | slef
    Regarding: So-called "good" government schools This “good schools” idea should be closely and critically examined. Why? Because the afterschooling, private tutoring, and preschooling, done by good parents, and the hard work of the child, is never considered when government school districts, ( or real estate agents), proudly proclaim that their schools are "good" schools. How do we know that these schools are “good” or not, if the contributions of the parent's afterschooling, private tutoring, or the massive amount of work done by the parents in the preschool years, is **never** studied and formally measured? Perhaps these so-called “good” schools are...
  • LeDuff to Minister Malik Shabazz: Burn Down Detroit, Are You Out of Your Mind?

    04/01/2012 8:31:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 62 replies
    MyFoxDetroit ^ | 3-27-2012 | Charlie LeDuff
    Minister Malik Shabazz made headlines when he made this impassioned remark at a Detroit financial review meeting on Monday: "This is white supremacy, and we will fight you. Before you can take over our city, we will burn it down first." Shabazz is upset that Governor Rick Snyder will appoint an emergency manager to run the city of Detroit if it cannot find a way to restructure the budget.
  • Politicians Should be Mocked More Often

    04/01/2012 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m periodically asked why I share political humor on  this blog. The glib and easy answer is that it’s good to share amusing material. But there’s also a serious point, especially when disseminating jokes from the late-night talk shows. Politicians should be mocked. And the more pretentious they are, the more vicious we should be.Even the ones we like should be subject to ridicule. Elected officials often get very egotistical because they spend all day being flattered by lobbyists. Our role is to make sure there’s a countervailing force.So enjoy these gems.Jay Leno What do you think your odds are...
  • ‘Stand your ground’ laws not just GOP policy, records show (strong bipartisan support)

    Despite liberal protesters’ claims that Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” gun law demonstrates that Republican policymakers are responsible for the February death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an analysis of its legislative history shows that it was a bipartisan effort — and that no Florida Democratic state senator voted against it.
  • Arlen Specter throws a tantrum on The Jason Lewis Show and hangs up.

    04/01/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 52 replies
    Apparently Arlen Specter doesn't quite understand the need for commercial time outs on talk radio. Friday while trying to promote his book on The Jason Lewis Show, Arlen pitches a fit like a 5 year old over commercial breaks and hangs up. LISTEN TO AUDIO. (March 30, 2012 Hour 3 at the 28:30 mark.
  • Obama Health Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle married to New York Times Reporter

    04/01/2012 7:59:03 AM PDT · by kcvl · 13 replies
    Me via Google
    Nancy-Ann DeParle - Health Czar Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong proponent of Healthcare Rationing (i.e. "Death Panels"). She is married to a reporter for The New York Times. She is married to Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times.
  • Biden: Supreme Court will back 'Obamacare'

    04/01/2012 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Biden: Supreme Court will back 'Obamacare' By JOSH BOAK | 4/1/12 8:34 AM EDT Vice President Joe Biden predicts the Supreme Court will uphold the new health care law, despite the blundering defense of the administration’s signature accomplishment by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. “No one has made any money betting on [the] outcome of cases based on oral arguments and the questions asked,” Biden said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We think the mandate and the law is constitutional, and we think the court will rule that way.” The Supreme Court heard three days of...