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  • Octomom, mom of 14, today files Chapter 7

    04/30/2012 5:14:16 PM PDT · by TSgt · 33 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 30, 2012 Updated: 4:08 p.m. | LOU PONSI and DOUG IRVING
    SANTA ANA – Nadya Suleman – known as Octomom – filed bankruptcy papers on Monday here in federal court. Suleman's debt could be as much as $1 million – 20 times more than her net worth, according to court documents. The mother of 14 has up to $50,000 in assets. "I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman, 36, said through an e-mail sent by her manager, Gina Rodriguez. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."
  • Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt.

    04/30/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT · by kindred · 16 replies
    The Ignorant ^ | 4/29/12 | DJP, I.F.
    In the past five years - before our very eyes - we have seen the nearly complete erosion and virtual extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. It seems that The United States is increasingly becoming more like a secular socialist State than the Representative Republic of "In God We Trust" that it was founded upon. Our Judean-Christian heritage, morality and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility and virtue are “hisses and by-words”...
  • Will Obama Be Re-elected By Turning The U.S. Into Detroit Writ Large?

    04/30/2012 5:10:36 PM PDT · by TomServo · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 4/30/2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    A small headline in the 2nd section of the Wall Street Journal last week told a bigger story than a lot of front-page banner headlines. It said, "U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas." Just as there is no free lunch, there is no free class warfare. Some people may be inspired by President Obama's talk about making "the rich" pay their undefined "fair share" of taxes, or taking away corporations' "tax breaks." But talk is not always cheap. It can be very costly to those working people who are looking for jobs that the Obama administration's anti-business policies are...
  • Under ObamaCare, Medicare Is Literally A Death Trap For Seniors

    04/30/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT · by TomServo · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 4/30/2012 | PETER FERRARA
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, described the Medicare reforms proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as "literally a death trap for seniors." White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Ryan's reforms would "change Medicare as we know it."
  • Senate Democrats “celebrate” three years without a budget

    04/30/2012 5:07:50 PM PDT · by Pasadena2k · 4 replies ^ | April 27 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Sunday, April 29, 2012, is an anniversary unprecedented in the history of American politics, marking three years since the Democratic-led Senate last complied with federal law by passing a budget. The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 stipulates that Congress must approve a budget resolution by April 15 of each year. In the Senate, only 51 votes are needed to pass a budget, as budgets are one of the few pieces of legislation invulnerable to a filibuster. Democrats currently control 53 seats. Democratic lawmakers have offered myriad excuses for their refusal to offer a budget, none of which hold up to...
  • Please do not post the "Maxine" character to Free Republic

    04/30/2012 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    rec'd via email | April 30, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Received a takedown request from the copyright/trademark holder. Please do not post the Maxine character to FR. Even as parodies. They respect our rights to free speech, but do not appreciate Maxine voicing our opinions. If you spot a post of Maxine (examples: google/search/images/maxine ), please alert the moderators via abuse report so we can remove it. Thanks, Jim
  • Tea Party Drives Educational Reform With Free Market Principles

    04/30/2012 5:05:19 PM PDT · by TomServo
    IBD ^ | 4/30/2012 | MATT KIBBE
    After the Tea Party's meteoric rise to prominence in 2009 and 2010, some political observers are asking, "Where did the Tea Party go?"
  • -- LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 -- (Labor Union Demonstration)

    04/30/2012 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies
    Los Angeles World Airports ^ | April 30, 2012 | LA World Airport
    (Los Angeles, California – April 30, 2012) Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to a temporary closure of westbound and eastbound Century Boulevard (airport ingress and egress) between Airport Boulevard and the LAX Central Terminal Area. Outbound passengers are advised to add 45 minutes to their drive time to LAX to ensure they catch their departing flights. The temporary closure of the two blocks in both directions of Century Boulevard will be in...
  • Double whammy for Florida Dems as DOJ, local court green light new maps

    04/30/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    The Department of Justice gave its approval Monday to Florida's new congressional map, while a circuit court rejected Democrats' injunction request — a double whammy for Democrats who argue the new map unfairly favors Republicans. The Obama administration's pre-clearance was required under the Voting Rights Act, which requires that states with a history of racial discrimination have their maps approved to ensure that minorities are not denied proper representation. "The Attorney General does not interpose any objection to the specific changes" to the maps, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote Monday in a letter to members of Florida's state government....
  • CNBC ‘freaking out’ over decline in ratings for Andrew Ross Sorkin and Maria Bartiromo

    04/30/2012 5:01:24 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 39 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012, 6:00 AM
    Andrew Ross Sorkin is apparently not too big to tank. The same goes for “Money Honey” Maria Bartiromo. CNBC insiders tell us executives at the cable business channel are “freaking out” because viewership levels are down essentially across-the-board, particularly with its marquee shows, “Squawk Box” and “Closing Bell." “Their biggest attractions have become their biggest losers,” says one TV industry insider familar with the cable channel’s numbers. According to Nielsen ratings obtained by Gatecrasher, from April 2011 to April 2012, “Squawk Box” is down 16 percent in total viewers and 29 percent in the important 25-54 demographic bracket that advertisers...
  • Update #13 – The Trayvon Martin Shooting – The Julison Communications Racist Agenda and Trail

    04/30/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 30 April, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The layers of deception and spin appear almost infinite at this point in our research and discovery. For the purpose of this update we dig in to the Julison Communications angle a little deeper and find ourselves on the road to the White House. Again, a reminder and request for readers; The TreeHouse research team and numerous visitors, along with hundreds of tips from major sources and highly respected professionals, have been exhaustively searched, proofed, vetted and assembled. This “Julison Discovery” information, and the substance of this update, is not easily digested, or understood, in a vacuum of this single...
  • Is Conscience Partisan? A Look at the Clinton, Moynihan, and Kennedy Records

    04/30/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | April 30, 2012 | Richard M. Doerflinger
    On March 1, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 to table the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act,” introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to protect conscience rights in the face of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This conscience proposal would forbid the use of new mandated benefits lists under PPACA to force those who offer, sponsor, or purchase health plans to cover specific items or services that violate their “religious beliefs or moral convictions.” The immediate threat is the Obama administration’s mandate for almost all health plans to include...
  • Washington Has A Habit Of Trying To Fix What Isn't Broken

    04/30/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 30, 2012
    Nanny State: The Obama administration's Secretary of Meddling continues his senseless war against cellphone use in cars. Don't the busybodies in Washington ever tire of coming up with solutions in search of a problem? Ray LaHood, who is actually Transportation secretary and a one-time a Republican congressman, wants to ban talking and texting on cellphones on every road and street in the country. Not only is this a local issue and not a federal case, it is also a fix that isn't needed. Look at the data. The effort to ban cellphone use by drivers is based on a National...
  • U.S. Takes It on the Chen for Foreign Aid

    04/30/2012 4:57:19 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    Washington Update - Email | April 30, 2012 | Tony Perkins
    An annual meeting of two world superpowers now hangs on the fate of one brave Chinese man. After 20 months of torture and malnourishment, blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng escaped his home under the cover of darkness Sunday and made it 370 miles to Beijing, where he is believed to be under U.S. protection. The "self-taught" attorney has been a favorite target of Chinese authorities for his crusade to expose the brutal sterilizations and forced abortions suffered by village women under the country's one-child policy. After surviving four years in prison on bogus charges, Chen was released and kept...
  • Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

    04/30/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 30, 2012
    Politics: The Obama camp can't stop clucking about how he saved GM and the car industry. But if the GM bailout is such a success story, why can't it pay back its debt to taxpayers? The president's new campaign video narrated by actor Tom Hanks claims GM has "repaid" its loans. But in a revelation by the special inspector general monitoring the TARP bailout program, GM and GMAC together still owe the biggest share of the remaining $119 billion TARP debt. Of the top bailout recipients, GM is the biggest laggard, the TARP watchdog says in his latest quarterly report...
  • Harvard Has $31.7B Tax-Exempt Endowment—But Still Got $5.6M in Federal Student Loans and Grants

    04/30/2012 4:49:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 1 replies
    Harvard Has $31.7B Tax-Exempt Endowment—But Still Got $5.6M in Federal Student Loans and Grants By Terence P. Jeffrey April 30, 2012 ( - In fiscal year 2011, Harvard University’s tax-exempt endowment jumped in value by about $4.17 billion, rising from $27,557,404,000 to $31,728,080,000--but that did not stop Harvard from collecting tuition and fees derived from federal grants and student loans that U.S. taxpayers provided to Harvard undergraduates. Other universities with major endowments--including Yale and Princeton (from which the author of this article graduated)--also saw massive increases in their endowments and they also benefited from their students paying tuition and fees...
  • Rejoice Republicans — Romney is for real

    04/30/2012 4:49:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    Why so glum, chum? Haven’t you heard? Mitt Romney’s arrived, and he’s serious this time.
  • Durbin:Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill That Preserves Funding for

    04/30/2012 4:47:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | April 30, 2012 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    [WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a member, has approved a bill that preserves essential federal funding for scientific research and development programs that will support work at two Illinois labs – Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab which together employ over 4,000 Illinoisans.  These projects were included in President Obama's FY2013 Budget and supported by Durbin.    “Science labs like Fermi and Argonne are the backbone of our nation’s scientific infrastructure and workforce.  Today’s legislation provides a fiscally responsible path that will allow them to continue existing projects, expand...
  • Elizabeth Warren campaign, challenged on Native American heritage claims, ‘digging up some..

    04/30/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Elizabeth Warren campaign, challenged on Native American heritage claims, ‘digging up some sort of evidence to appease you’ By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 2:50 PM 04/30/2012 Massachusetts senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren described herself in law-school professional directories as a Native American minority from 1986 to 1995. The white Democratic candidate has so far offered no evidence that she is, in fact, part Native American, suggesting that she may have falsified that ethnic credential to advance her academic career in the early affirmative-action era. But “it is true,” a Warren spokeswoman told The Daily Caller on Monday, “and we’re...
  • The Last Thing Unions Are Concerned About Is Free Choice For Workers

    04/30/2012 4:27:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 30, 2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Labor unions, like the United Nations, are all too often judged by what they are envisioned as being — not by what they actually are or what they actually do. Many people, who do not look beyond the vision or the rhetoric to the reality, still think of labor unions as protectors of working people from their employers. And union bosses still employ that kind of rhetoric. However, someone once said, "When I speak I put on a mask, but when I act I must take it off." That mask has been coming off, more and more, especially during the...
  • Obama Smirks: Again Suggests Romney Wouldn't Have Killed Bin Laden

    04/30/2012 4:27:17 PM PDT · by magellan · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 30, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    At a press conference with the prime minister of Japan this afternoon, President Obama said that Americans haven't excessively celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden, and suggested that Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to kill the terrorist mastermind. Video Link: Obama: "Hardly Think You Have Seen Any Excessive Celebration Taking Place"
  • Obama Faith Advisor to Head Pro-Abortion Religious Group

    04/30/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/30/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has a history of hiring pro-abortion activists for top staff positions. Now, a pro-abortion former member of Obama’s faith advisory committee has taken a new position heading up a pro-abortion religious group.The Reverend Harry Knox, a former official with the pro-abortion Human Rights Campaign who has served on the President’s faith-based commission, will begin as the head of the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice (RCRC) in July. The Episcopal Church pastor received rave reviews from the pro-abortion religious group. “The Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is pleased to announce the appointment...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    04/30/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 30 | Victor Morton
    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of...
  • More Court Documents Released in George Zimmerman Case

    04/30/2012 4:11:02 PM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 10 replies
    New documents on the court's website here:
  • Zimmerman's lawyer launches social media campaign (Irony alert)

    04/30/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSNBC's Technolog ^ | April 30, 2012 | Suzanne Choney
    George Zimmerman's attorney has launched an all-out social media campaign on behalf of his client, accused of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. That social media effort includes a Facebook page, a website and a Twitter account on behalf of Zimmerman. "We understand that it is unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case," says Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara on the new site, George Zimmerman Legal Case. The American Bar Association's standards of professional conduct does not deal with...
  • More Than 100 New ATF Investigations in South Texas

    04/30/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | Aprill 27, 2012
    WESLACO - Federal agents say they are on the trail of more than a hundred illegal gun buyers in South Texas tonight. This is six months after a new requirement was added for gun dealers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents realized they weren't tracking high-powered rifles. "The weapon of choice we weren't seeing reported is rifles," says Franceska Perot, an ATF spokesperson. She adds two out of every three new cases the ATF opened in the last six months in the four border states were from Texas. The...
  • Obama: Marking bin Laden death isn't 'celebration

    04/30/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/30/12 | ANNE GEARAN and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversary that Republicans charge is being turned into a campaign bumper sticker. He then jumped at the chance to portray presumed Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney as unprepared to make the kind of hard call required to send U.S. forces on that highly risky mission. Without mentioning Romney by name, Obama recommended looking at people's previous statements...
  • Walker raises $13 million since January (WI)

    04/30/2012 3:46:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-30-12 | Patrick Marley & Jason Stein
    Madison - Gov. Scott Walker raised an unprecedented $13.2 million since January to fight off the recall bid against him, far outdistancing his Democratic challengers and driving home the challenge they will have in beating the Republican incumbent. Crisscrossing the country on fundraising trips, Walker has raised more than $25 million in total since January 2011 and has $4.8 million in cash on hand - numbers unlike any that have been seen for a political candidate in Wisconsin. His fundraising numbers dwarf what his Democratic rivals have raised and are almost on par with that of second-tier presidential candidates. For...
  • Meteor hunters strike pay dirt (Recent meteor/fireball over CA)

    04/30/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 12 replies ^ | 4/30/2012 | Diana Marcum,
    COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif — In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, Once again there are lively saloons, fortune hunters jockeying for prime spots.. including that of Brenda Salveson, a local who found a valuable space rock while walking her dog It started April 22, with a blazing streak across a morning sky and a sonic boom Eight hundred miles away, while windows were still rattling, Robert Ward in Prescott, Ariz., was getting alerts. A professional meteorite hunter .. after 16 hours of driving, he scanned...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep our part of the tea party rebellion going!! [FReepathon thread XVI]

    04/30/2012 3:40:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    This FReepathon thread is for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. I retired a previous thread as it was being used by posters who obviously do not agree with our purposes here and or no longer enjoy participating on FR or no longer believe it is worthwhile. Hopefully, they'll respect us enough to stay off our official freepathon threads. If they no longer enjoy FR, no longer respect us, etc, then perhaps they...
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    04/30/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 90 replies ^ | 23 April 2012 | Unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...
  • American slayings in Mexico set record

    04/30/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dudley Althaus and Lise Olsen
    CHAPALA, Mexico — This nation's violence came crashing into the retirement dream of Houston's Lorraine Kulig and hundreds of other Americans last fall when gangsters shot it out and set off a bomb in this usually bucolic town on the shore of the nation's largest lake. “We all know this is a gang problem. We have no connection with drugs,” said Kulig, 55, who retired to this quaint small city three years ago with her husband, Michael, and now helps run the Lone Star Club, a monthly gathering of Texans from the area. “But we can be caught in the...
  • Obama's Nakba (Catastrophe)

    04/30/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | James Lewis
    [Snip]...Obama has been working with Samantha Power and Code Pink to undermine Israel. In that process, at least 20,000 Arabs have died in what the media call the "Arab Spring." It has turned into an Arab Nightmare. Twenty thousand dead is a lowball estimate from
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!4-30-12

    04/30/2012 2:57:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies ^ | 4-30-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Serving the ‘Synagogue of Satan’: Farrakhan Says Joining U.S. Military Is Fighting ‘for the Enemy’

    04/30/2012 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/30/12 | Benny Johnson
    This is Part II in a day-long series on Louis Farrakhan’s 2012 Address to his Nation of Islam followers. According to Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan: America is a part of a “Synagogue of Satan”Farakhan Syas Joining Army Is Fighting for the Enemy | Nation of Islam Obama is the spokesperson for this “Synagogue of Satan” and does its bidding Obama was “really not in favor of the attack on Gaddafi” Colin Powell was “a black man in front of a policy to kill black people” Obama & Powell want a “pat on the back” from their “former slave-masters and their...
  • My Speech Delivered at the New York Federal Reserve Bank

    04/30/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT · by PuzzledInTX · 14 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | April 25, 2012 | Robert Wenzel
    [SNIP]... Intellectual discourse is, of course, extraordinarily valuable in reaching truth. In this sense, I welcome the opportunity to discuss my views on the economy and monetary policy and how they may differ with those of you here at the Fed. That said, I suspect my views are so different from those of you here today that my comments will be a complete failure in convincing you to do what I believe should be done, which is to close down the entire Federal Reserve System. My views, I suspect, differ from beginning to end... [SNIP]... I stand here confused as...
  • Rehberg Amendment Protects Gun Owners from Unauthorized Obama Administration Tracking Policy

    04/30/2012 2:45:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Print Close Rehberg Amendment Protects Gun Owners from Unauthorized Obama Administration Tracking Policy April 26, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, successfully offered an Amendment to fight an attempt by the Obama Administration to use an obscure regulatory process to track the purchases of firearms in four border states. Rehberg’s amendment to the FY13 Commerce, Justice and Science House Appropriations Bill would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from using federal funds to track the purchases of gun owners who buy multiple rifles within a certain time period. “While President Obama and his allies...
  • This is What Happens When You Have A Population That Has Never Seen or Interacted with a Firearm

    A message from Vineland Municipal Utilities to their customers: “On March 14, a Vineland [New Jersey] Municipal Utility meter reader was reading meters near the Winslow School and St. Isidore’s day care in Vineland. The meter reader was using an automated electronic device to read water meters. This device is configured in such a way that it could possibly be mistaken for a firearm. Given recent events and concerns about violence in schools, the presence of the meter reader carrying the device was reported and emergency procedures were immediately implemented . . . First of all, I would like to...
  • Fla. Task Force Wants Major Changes To “Stand Your Ground” Law

    04/30/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    CBS Miami/AP ^ | April 30, 2012
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) —Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law should undergo major changes but not be repealed, according to an independent task force created in the wake of the Travyon Martin shooting. State Sen. Chris Smith, who organized a panel of legal experts to look at the state’s “stand your ground” law, delivered recommendations to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders on Monday.
  • GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on

    04/30/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT · by rxsid · 69 replies ^ | 04/30/2012 | Drew Zahn
    "GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on Fears investigation would be 'biggest constitutional crisis since Civil War' ... When it came to investigating Obama’s eligibility, however, Adams – who is now running for the U.S. House – said he feared Congress standing up to the chief executive would trigger “a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.” Further, Adams questioned whether an investigation by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio – determining probable cause to suspect the White House presented forged documents as “proof” of Obama’s eligibility – lends “credibility” to the case. In a video shot...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, April-30-2012

    04/30/2012 2:29:06 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 140 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Science and the Republican Brain

    04/30/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | April 30, 2012 | Lee Harris
    The so-called Republican brain, with its deep resistance to yielding before mere scientific evidence, has played an indispensable role in the making of modern science, long before the emergence of the Grand Old Party. A new term of political opprobrium has been loosed upon the world: anti-science. Like many terms of abuse, it is easier to convey its meaning by an illustration than by a rigorous definition. For example, “If those damn Republicans weren’t so anti-science, we might have a chance of dealing with global warming.” Here’s another example: “Those damn Republicans are so anti-science that they want to see...
  • Martial Red Zone In America:Heavily Armed Security Teams To Patrol Chicago (Shortened Title)

    04/30/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 33 replies ^ | 4/30/2012 | Mac Slavo
    Martial Red Zone In America: Heavily Armed Security Teams To Patrol Chicago, Feds Prepare for Mass Detentions, Evacuation Planning Underway If Transportation Security pat downs at public venues, thousands of drones over the skies of America, and the National Security AgencyÂ’s new Echelon-like listening center in Utah werenÂ’t enough to convince you that weÂ’re living in a police state, then perhaps the latest news out of Chicago will change your mind. As world leaders prepare to meet in the windy city for their annual NATO summit, U.S. federal officials are working feverishly to implement a security net so broad that...
  • Priest attacked by group of children

    04/30/2012 2:15:04 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 04/30/2012 | n/a
    Calumet City police are investigating an attack on a priest by a group of children. Jacek Dada, the pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, was walking his dog on April 11th when the incident occurred. Police say the kids began to tease the dog and when the priest asked them to stop they yelled and threw rocks at him. Dada suffered broken fingers while shielding his head from the rocks. He was unable to identify any of the attackers from police photos.
  • Double Down: Obama Again Suggests Romney Would Have Blocked Bin Laden Raid

    04/30/2012 2:13:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The Obama brain trust evidently believes it's got a winning message here, so brace yourselves for six more months of smug, smirking implications that Mitt Romney would have nixed last May's military and intelligence triumph:   Obama: "Hardly Think You Have Seen Any Excessive Celebration Taking Place"   "I'd just recommend that everybody take a look at people's previous statements in terms of whether they thought it was appropriate to go into Pakistan and to take out bin Laden," Obama said, obviously taking a shot at Romney. "I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. And...
  • Cops involved in shooting ATL teen "We're ALL Eric Williams now"

    04/30/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT · by Student0165 · 7 replies
    ATLANTA — Police said a man wounded in an officer-involved shooting was walking around a neighborhood with a loaded shotgun during the incident. The shooting happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Paines Avenue near North Avenue in northwest Atlanta. Relatives of Eric Williams said the incident has left them upset because they do not believe the 18-year-old had a gun. Channel 2's Ryan Young spoke to Williams' brother, who said he found the teen "laying on the ground stretched out" after running from police following a traffic stop. Within minutes, Chopper 2 was flying over the...
  • Bluffton Middle School teacher accused of assault, calling student "Jew"

    04/30/2012 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Island ^ | 4/30/12 | staff
    A Bluffton Middle School teacher is accused of grabbing a student by his shirt collar, forcing him under a desk and telling him, "This is what the Nazis do to Jews," according to the Bluffton Police Department. Patricia Mulholland, a social studies teacher at the school, was arrested at 5:45 a.m. today and charged with third-degree assault and battery, and public disorderly conduct, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center log. Contacted today, Beaufort County School District spokesman Jim Foster said details about the alleged incident Wednesday were not immediately available but that he expected to provide information later in...
  • x-CIA Counterterror Chief says Pelosi ‘Reinventing the Truth’ about Waterboarding

    04/30/2012 2:10:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    In an explosive memoir released today, former CIA counterterrorism chief Jose Rodriguez provides new evidence that Rep. Nancy Pelosi lied when she declared she had not been briefed about the use of waterboarding. Recall that in a Capitol Hill news conference three years ago, Pelosi (D-Calif.) vehemently denied being told about the use of waterboarding at a CIA briefing in September 2002. “We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used,” Pelosi said. She later changed her story, telling reporters, “We were told explicitly that waterboarding was...
  • A Cynical Process: Part II (Thomas Sowell on Obama's reelection)

    04/30/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 1, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    A small headline in the 2nd section of the Wall Street Journal last week told a bigger story than a lot of front page banner headlines. It said, "U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas." Just as there is no free lunch, there is no free class warfare. Some people may be inspired by President Obama's talk about making "the rich" pay their undefined "fair share" of taxes, or taking away corporations' "tax breaks." But talk is not always cheap. It can be very costly to those working people who are looking for jobs that the Obama administration's anti-business...
  • Help Save Our National Monuments-Vote for a TRUE Conservative in the Arizona Primary

    04/30/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Charlotte Ralstin · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 30, 2012 | Charlotte Ralstin
    Help Protect Our Nation's Capitol. Vote for a true conservative in the AZ 2012 primary.