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  • Has CNN's Don Lemon Turned On Obama?

    04/25/2012 8:09:28 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 29 replies
    MRCTV ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 - 3:32pm | MRCTVone
    A truly astonishing rant aired (albeit around 1:30am EST Monday) on CNN.
  • WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape

    04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/25/12
    You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.
  • AUDIO: Brett Baier corners Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Did she say "Harry Reems?")

    04/25/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 25, 2012 | DailyWorldwideNews
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz conducted an interview with Brett Baier after a Republican primary and she tried to avert his questions. AUDIO
  • Wisconsin Issues 100,000th Concealed Carry Permit (VIDEO)

    04/25/2012 7:42:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 24 April, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Wisconsin just recently handed out its 100,000th concealed handgun permit, a feat that far exceeded expectations. Early last November when Act 35 took effect, members of the Wisconsin Department of Justice expected to deliver 125,000 permits within the first year. With 100,000 permits printed only six months in, these gun-loving cheeseheads may very well double the projected number. Last year, Wisconsin became the 49th state (beating Illinois) to join the modern era and allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns. With last year's census putting the Wisconsin population at around 5.7 million, that means that about one in every 57...
  • Jerry Brown warns of more cuts to state budget

    04/25/2012 7:42:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/25/12 | Andrew S. Ross
    The topic was "States and competitiveness in a global economy," but first off, the panel's moderator wanted Gov. Jerry Brown to give us a "sneak peek" at his 2012-13 budget revision, scheduled for next month. Brown demurred, but said, "It will be very interesting." In fact, "You'll hear howls of execration over the next 30 days," he told a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs on Tuesday. That is, when he lays out additional cuts - watch out health and social services - beyond the $4 billion he's already asked for. Basically, some cuts that Brown wanted have been delayed by...
  • Terrorists, OBAMA'S FRIENDS Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers Advocate Communism To Sheeple

    04/25/2012 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 23, 2012
    A former Soviet citizen who lives in the U.S. in New York and who is adamantly opposed to socialism/communism, often puts videos on Youtube of himself confronting liberals at various events like the Occupy Protests. I has posted a video of him confronting a mother and her son at Occupy who were convinced North Korea is a paradise, and the only thing harming it is imperialist countries like the U.S. Well, this past weekend, he attended the Earth Day festivities somewhere in New York City, and Bill Ayers and his wife spoke. The two spoke of acitivism against capitalism, "privelage",...
  • 54 National Park Areas Jeopardized Under Bogus "National Security" Bill Advancing in U.S. House

    04/25/2012 7:37:33 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    PrNewswire ^ | April 18, 2012 | PRNewswire
    Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that is being falsely touted as improving U.S. border security would instead "have the potential to devastate 54 of America's national parks, historic sites, national monuments and other popular park icons and negatively impact the nation's economy," according to a warning issued today by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR). H.R. 1505, the mistitled "National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act," would gut a century's worth of proven federal lands protection, potentially opening up millions of pristine acres of national parks to off-road vehicle use, road construction, air strips and...
  • I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isn’t for Me [barf alert]

    04/25/2012 7:32:59 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 63 replies
    NYT ^ | 24 April 2012 | Lily Raff McCaulou
    EARLIER this month, Mitt Romney delivered a speech at the annual National Rifle Association convention, calling for a president “who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen and those seeking to protect their homes and their families,” presumably with guns. I’d like to remind Mr. Romney that those are distinct groups. Too often — especially during an election year — hunters and N.R.A. members are lumped together as one and the same. I’m a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws. I would happily vote to repeal the Stand...
  • Why Trayvon’s killer should be acquitted

    04/25/2012 7:31:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Critics of Florida’s self-defense law object to its recognition of a right to “stand your ground” in public places, which eliminated the duty to retreat from an assailant. Yet many of these critics seem to believe they have a duty to stand their ground and never retreat, using George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin as a weapon to attack Florida’s law, no matter what the evidence shows. The emphasis on the right to stand your ground is puzzling in the context of the Martin case, since Zimmerman’s defense does not seem to rely on it. The 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer,...
  • Obama's Rolling Stone treatment -- politics to pop

    04/25/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Offering riffs on Mick Jagger and reflections on race, President Barack Obama is capping a week devoted to courting young votes with a Rolling Stone magazine cover interview that segues from presidential musings on politics to foreign policy to pop culture.
  • Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week

    04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Gennie · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN
    Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.
  • Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’ (TN)

    04/25/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 24 replies
    wpln.org ^ | 4/24/2012 | Joe White
    The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive. The United Nations Agenda 21 has never been endorsed by the U.S. as a treaty, but it has become a hot button issue among grass roots conservatives who see the United Nations as the first step to so-called one-world government. Resolution sponsor Mike Bell, a Republican from McMinn County, held up a black loose leaf folder several inches thick. “There...
  • Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives

    04/25/2012 7:11:05 AM PDT · by cll · 6 replies
    Amazon ^ | 4/30/2012 | Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
    From a top-level operative in the counterterrorism unit of the CIA comes an explosive memoir about the behind-the-scenes fight against al-Qaeda after September 11. Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, interest in counterterrorism is at an all-time high. Most people don’t know that Bin Laden’s death is the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Jose Rodriguez from 2001 to late 2007 and built on by his successors. Like a real-life Jack Bauer from television’s 24, Rodriguez’s sometimes controversial tenure as Chief of the Agency’s Counterterrorism Center involved CIA officers capturing and detaining key senior...
  • Santorum: Romney Is ‘The Right Guy’ To Challenge Obama (Barf Alert)

    04/25/2012 7:11:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 62 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney. Santorum says that he believes Romney is “the right guy” to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, he’s stopping short of an official endorsement of his former rival. But Santorum tells CNN that he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says it’s clear that Romney will be that nominee. Santorum says he plans to meet with some of Romney’s staff on Wednesday. And he hopes to meet with Romney personally in the next week or two. Santorum once accused Romney of being the worst Republican...
  • Send (union) dues to charity

    04/25/2012 7:05:55 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    Send Dues To Charity In the twenty-two right-to-work States1, an employee can choose whether he or she wishes to belong to a union. In the other twenty-eight states2, the employees of any unionized employer are forced to belong to the union in order to work and these employees will find themselves paying dues to a union without any choice. These dues will be taken to support the union at the local, state and international level. Some workers may have sincere religious beliefs that conflict with their being compelled to support the union. For example, you may find that the union...
  • Gingrich To Suspend Presidential Campaign Next Tuesday, Sources Say

    Newt Gingrich plans to formally suspend or end his presidential campaign next Tuesday, senior Gingrich aides told Fox News.
  • Dad beaten over parking space: ‘It’s not worth it’

    04/25/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Jessica Heslam
    A Brockton man brutally beaten over a parking space recalled the harrowing attack yesterday from his Hub hospital bed, telling the Herald he’s lucky to be alive and the argument wasn’t worth it. Sosa said he and his wife were out at a friend’s house Saturday night, and a neighbor was waiting for him when they got home. Sosa, 40, said his car was parked in its designated spot — and the neighbor was fuming because it was blocking his space.Sosa said the neighbor wasn’t supposed to park there. The pair exchanged words, Sosa said, and the other man threatened...
  • NPR Admits It Scrubbed Clip of Mara Liasson Separating 'Educated Women' and 'Stay-at-Home Moms'

    04/25/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT · by KarlInOhio · 53 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 25, 2012 | Tim Graham
    NPR's Mara Liasson outraged female listeners on Weekend Edition Sunday on April 15 when she said Mitt Romney's political problems aren't with "stay-at-home moms," but rather with "educated women." Seven days later, NPR admitted it scrubbed the clip and the transcript for the website. On April 22, in a letters segment, Liasson claimed "I misspoke and that's one reason why we corrected the interview for later feeds of the show." Maybe she didn't "misspeak" as much as she betrayed her own opinion. She's never stayed at home and her biographies list no children. At least NPR returned to the scene...
  • 45 years ago today - April 25, 1967 - The infamous day CO opened the door to the American genocide

    04/25/2012 6:59:01 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies
    America's Party News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    "Exceptions to the equal protection of all persons opened the door to abortion on demand, and the subsequent brutal killing in this country of more than fifty million of our fellow human beings. And it is exceptions that keep that doorway to hell wide open." -- Tom Hoefling, April 25, 20122012 Presidential nominee, America's Party Equal Protection for Posterity-----skepticism.orgThis Day In History - April 25, 1967 Governor John A. Love of Colorado signs the first liberalized abortion law (based upon a model created by the American Law Institute) in the United States, allowing abortion in cases of permanent mental or...
  • Russian Security Firm Says Flashback Botnet Is Not Shrinking

    04/25/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by johncatl · 25 replies
    CRN (Computer Reseller News) ^ | 4/23/2012 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Contrary to recent reports, the worldwide botnet of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has remained relatively steady in size, the Russian security vendor Dr. Web said over the weekend. Dr. Web discovered the botnet -- which it calls BackDoor.Flashback.39 -- on April 4. It claims that more than 817,000 bots have connected to the botnet thus far, and that an average of 550,000 infected machines are interacting with a command-and-control server each day.