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  • Harry Reid’s latest broadside

    08/06/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/6/12 | Dana Milbank
    For once, Harry Reid held his tongue. The Senate majority leader had agreed to participate in a conference call Monday afternoon with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about renewable energy, but it was obvious that the questions would instead be about Reid’s own windiness, and his decision to go nuclear on Mitt Romney last week by suggesting that the Republican presidential candidate didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. The call’s moderator tried to direct reporters away from Reid’s constantly replenishing verbal energy, saying that the “media are asked to focus their questions on today’s announcement only.” Yet even that was too...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Purple Heart ~ 07 AUG 2012

    08/06/2012 5:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ The Purple HeartThe Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration. Wednesday, 7 August 1782. George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, sat at his desk in what had once been the Hasbrouck family kitchen. The intense summer heat...
  • Penn State trustees file appeal

    08/06/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Third Person · 135 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 6th, 2012 | Don Van Natta
    A Penn State board of trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Three other trustees joined the appeal, which states that the consent decree university president Rodney Erickson signed with the NCAA agreeing to the sanctions is "null and void" because Erickson "lacked the legal authority" to enter into such an agreement without the board's approval. Trustees and a person with first-hand knowledge of the discussions said the move is a precursor to a federal lawsuit asking a judge to invalidate the sanctions, because...
  • How Apple let a hacker remotely wipe an iPhone, iPad, MacBook

    08/06/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 26 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | August 5, 2012 | Emil Protalinski
    On Friday, I wrote about how Gizmodo's Twitter account was hacked. It turns out that this was Apple's fault. Let's take a step back. Over the weekend, it quickly became clear that the bigger story was how the whole thing started. First, former Gizmodo employee Mat Honan's iCloud account was hacked. The hacker then remotely wiped his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air, got into his Gmail account, his Twitter account, and finally Gizmodo's Twitter account. When this came to light, I updated my article with a link to Honan's blog: Emptyage. Once Honan regained access to his iCloud account, he...
  • Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

    08/06/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    AP via Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She's urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff victory by Ted Cruz in Texas, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries this month in Missouri, Wisconsin and Arizona. But they may pose a more difficult test than in Texas, where the charismatic...
  • Your Vote is an Investment -- Use It Wisely

    08/06/2012 5:36:13 PM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 5 replies
    How should you invest your vote this election. Read what author John Hayward writes about Mitt Romney's successful run at Bain Capital: "During the 14 years Romney headed Bain Capital, the firm’s average annual internal rate of return on realized investments was a staggering 113 percent. At that growth rate, a hypothetical $1,000 investment would grow to $39.6 million before fees. Few, if any, VC Venture Capital)firms have ever matched Bain Capital’s performance under Mitt Romney." Compare this to his assessment of Obama's track record: "None of those...results measure up to the catastrophic failure of Obama, Inc. Its budget is…...
  • David Axelrod: I Never Said "Recovery Summer" (Note to Axelrod: De Nial is not a river in Egypt)

    08/06/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Obama campaign chief David Axelrod told host Chris Wallace that he never used the term "recovery summer," during a heated exchange about the failing economy. Wallace: Didn't this White House badly misjudge this recovery? I remember in 2010, two summers ago, you and Vice President Biden were running around talking about 'Recovery Summer.' That was the summer of 2010 and the fact is the White House said if you got the stimulus, the $800 billion that unemployment would stay under 8%. In fact, with the stimulus, unemployment has stayed over 8% for...
  • EDITORIAL: The Solyndra standard

    08/06/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | Editorial
    Obama doubles-down on green firms that go belly-upPower means never having to say you’re sorry. Despite contrary evidence, the Obama administration is sticking to its story that the decision to loan $535 million to solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra was the right thing to do. To err is human, but when error squanders hard-earned taxpayer money and is compounded by insolent denial, it’s a signal that similar mistakes are inevitable. On Aug. 2, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the results of its investigation into the Solyndra debacle, detailing White House backing for the project despite clear evidence that the company...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘Building Our Economy Starts With the Restaurants ...’

    08/06/2012 5:10:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Michelle Obama: ‘Building Our Economy Starts With the Restaurants ...’ By Terence P. Jeffrey August 6, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - Striking a similar theme to one her husband also struck last week, First Lady Michelle Obama said on Friday that President Barack Obama’s tax plan will help build the economy by building up restaurants. “So I want you to remind folks that Barack has cut taxes for working families by $3,600, and he has cut taxes for small businesses 18 times--18 times,” Mrs. Obama said in Springfield, Mass. “Because what your president understands is that building our economy starts with the...
  • Louisiana teachers union threatens to sue private schools over voucher program

    08/06/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 83 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/6/2012 | Unknown
    A Louisiana teachers union is threatening private schools with legal action if they accept money from a new voucher program – and the threat has already forced at least one school to put its participation in the program on hold. The demand was sent a few weeks ago by law firm representing the Louisiana Association of Educators and several other interests, and it argues the state-approved program is illegal because participating schools would be receiving an unconstitutional payment of public funds. The two-page letter further states if schools don’t agree, then the law firm has “no alternative” than to take...
  • Bloomberg Blasts "Deafening Silence" On Guns From Obama And Romney

    08/06/2012 5:05:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ ^ | August 6, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bemoaned Monday what he called a "deafening silence" on gun control from the two presidential candidates after a pair of high-profile shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin killed a combined 18 people. Long an outspoken advocate for tighter restrictions on guns, Bloomberg originally called on President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to lay out their respective plans on stemming gun violence after 12 people were shot at a movie theater outside Denver on July 20.
  • Nancy Pelosi: GOP is the ‘E. coli club’

    08/06/2012 5:01:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Nancy Pelosi: GOP is the ‘E. coli club’ By: Puja Murgai August 6, 2012 05:45 PM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi started a food fight Monday with Republicans, calling the GOP the “E. coli club.” At a campaign event for West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, who’s running for Congress, Pelosi was talking about the government’s role when she said that, as a mother of five, “You could depend on the government for one thing — it was about, you had to be able to trust the water that our kids drank and the food that they ate. But...
  • After Chick-Fil-A: Let's Make Election Day, Nov 6, 2012, Freedom Appreciation Day

    08/06/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/6/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... Ordinary Americans went to Chick-Fil-A restaurants around the Nation because they had had enough. Enough of the threats to freedom and the bullying of people like the owners of that restaurant chain, precisely because they had the courage to voice their convictions in the public square. Because they defended marriage as what it is, they were literally threatened, not only by the strident cultural revolutionaries who seek to enforce a new cultural order upon us all, but by Mayors of major cities who were willing to enforce that new cultural order at the expense of true freedom. We see...
  • Obama's College Classmate: The Obama Scandal is at Columbia

    08/06/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 198 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | August 6, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer. If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never...
  • EU: Germany and Italy near blows over euro

    08/06/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/6/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    German politicians from across the spectrum have reacted furiously to warnings by Italy’s Mario Monti that Bundestag control over EU debt policies threatens to bring about the “disintegration” of the European project. “We must make it clear to Mr Monti that we Germans will not shut down our democracy to pay Italian debts,” said Alexander Dobrindt, secretary-general of Bavaria’s Social Christians (CSU). Bundestag president Norbert Lammert said parliament’s integrity cannot be subordinated to the ups and downs of the markets. Free Democrat (FDP) leaders said Italy’s unelected prime minister is playing with political fire by trying to circumvent democratic legitimacy....
  • Obama: America needs "soul searching" on gun violence

    08/06/2012 4:30:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/6/12 | Matt Spetalnick
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that mass killings like the shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were occurring with "too much regularity" and should prompt soul searching by all Americans, but he stopped short of calling for new gun-control laws. "All of us are heart-broken by what happened," Obama told reporters at the White House a day after a gunman opened fire on Sikh worshippers preparing for religious services, killing six before he was shot dead by a police officer. But when asked whether he would push for further gun-control measures in the wake of...
  • Poll: Nine percent of Obama ’08 voters want Romney now

    08/06/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 135 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/6/2012 | Hope Hodge
    Favor is fickle, and hope and change was easier to promise than deliver on. A new Gallup poll shows that nearly 10 percent of voters who supported Barack Obama during his 2008 run have decamped and will be supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney in this next election. At nine percent, the rate of Obama ’08 defectors is nearly double the five percent of former McCain ’08 supporters who now say they’ll cast a vote for Obama. Partly loyalty is higher in the Republican camp too, with 92 percent of former McCain supporters saying they’re sticking with the red ticket, while...
  • State Department tries to smooth ties with India after Wisconsin massacre

    08/06/2012 4:08:23 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 176 replies
    Drudge Title: India Blames White House For Shooting Top State Department officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been working behind the scenes to assuage Indian anger following the attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin over the weekend by an Army veteran and alleged former white supremacist. Indian government officials and Sikh leaders across India were outraged by the attack that left 6 dead, including 4 Indian nationals, at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee and called on the U.S. to do more to protect Sikhs living in the United Sates. Clinton called Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna from...
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff after Wisconsin shooting

    08/06/2012 3:52:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/6/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama ordered the flags on all public buildings and military bases to be flown at half-staff in the wake of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated n August 5th, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff," Obama wrote in a proclamation released Monday.
  • NASA photographs split second when Curiosity enters Mars airspace

    08/06/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 69 replies
    Fox news ^ | August 6, 2012 | Foxnews
    Thanks to a remarkable combination of engineering and mathematics, a NASA satellite in orbit around Mars was able to capture this picture of the split second when Curiosity fell from the skies to its successful landing on the surface of the red planet.
  • Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law

    08/06/2012 3:30:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/6/12 | William Bigelow
    The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough. The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system. Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated. Just last week, Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, was asked this question by Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee...
  • Sports Versus Politics (Thomas Sowell)

    08/06/2012 3:02:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 7, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports, and in commentaries on sports, than there is in politics and in commentaries on politics. What has puzzled me is why this is so, when what happens in politics has far more serious effects on people's lives. To take one common example, there are many people who believe that if the market fails, the government should step in. But, if Robinson Cano strikes out, does anyone suggest that the Yankees should send in a pinch hitter for him on his next time at bat? Everyone understands...
  • Wisconsin temple shooting victims: Putting others first

    08/06/2012 3:01:32 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2012
    Amardeep Kaleka was not surprised his father tried to stop a gunman at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. "It's an amazing act of heroism, but it's also exactly who he was," Amardeep said of Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, one of six community members killed Sunday. "There was no way in God's green Earth that he would allow somebody to come in and do that without trying his best to stop it." The six killed in Sunday's attack were identified by police as five men -- Kaleka, president of the temple in Oak Creek; Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; Prakash...
  • Forced Abortion Victims File Complaint Against One-Child Policy

    08/06/2012 2:57:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | August 3, 2012 | Wendy Wright
    In the last several years, women who regret their abortions have been active at the UN telling delegates and bureaucrats how abortion hurt them. Now they are spearheading a coalition that submitted a formal complaint to the UN Commission on the Status of Women against China over its One Child Policy.They hope this “complaint will be the catalyst that will convict the Chinese government to abort their population control campaign by dropping the one child policy. Billions of Chinese women are suffering post traumatic stress disorder, millions are depressed and suicidal. Every 4 minutes a woman in China is killing...
  • Caretaker held after man, 101, left in car in Clovis (WalMart parking lot)

    08/06/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT · by rawhide · 9 replies
    fresnobee.com ^ | 8-6-12 | BoNhia Lee
    A 46-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of elder abuse after leaving a 101-year-old man in a car in front of the Walmart on West Shaw Avenue in Clovis, police said. Clovis police received a call just after 3 p.m. from someone concerned about an elderly man sitting in a vehicle in front of the store. When officers arrived, they found the 101-year-old man who appeared to be in distress from the heat. The man was at the store with a woman he called his granddaughter, but police determined the woman was his caretaker. The woman did not...
  • Spyker Slaps GM With $3 Billion Lawsuit

    08/06/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    AutoWeek ^ | August 6, 2012 | Greg Migliore
    Spyker, the Dutch supercar firm and owner of Saab, hit General Motors with a $3 billion lawsuit Monday, claiming GM forced Saab into bankruptcy and interfered with a potential deal with Chinese investors that could have saved the company. Spyker is suing on behalf of Saab, assuming legal costs in exchange for a significant proportion of any potential award. Saab went into bankruptcy in December 2011. The lawsuit also says GM interference prevented an agreement with Chinese investor Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co. Ltd., which would have allowed Saab to restructure. In court papers, Spyker said GM's motivation was to...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 8-6-12

    08/06/2012 2:46:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 8-6-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The New Normal (NBC attack on family continues)

    Pro 'gay marriage' / 'gay family' show on the way. http://www.nbc.com/the-new-normal/
  • Mexico’s President-Elect Signals Internationalization of Drug War (Nieto to continue the fight?)

    08/06/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    New America Media ^ | August 6, 2012 | Louis Nevaer
    Mexicans have long grown weary of their country’s prolonged War on Drugs. Now, with President-elect Enrique Peńa Nieto set to take office in December, it appears change may finally be in the offing. That change, however, may not be what most Mexicans were expecting. “A transnational phenomenon requires a transnational strategy,” Óscar Naranjo, Colombia’s former director of the National Police and current advisor to Peńa Nieto, told reporters last week. “No country can succeed in an insular and isolated manner if it is to achieve timely or definitive victories.” Far from “re-envisioning” the approach taken by outgoing President Felipe Calderon,...
  • Could the DNC be making North Carolina more red?

    08/06/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Barack Obama won the state of North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008. His return in 2012 was supposed to be triumphant, a celebration of the swing of this formerly red state to the blue column. If his return is underwhelming, what was meant to solidify a new Democratic foothold in the South may actually undermine it.The NY Post reports: Top aides on President ObamaÂ’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said.Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, wonÂ’t likely attract...
  • Coal Comfort - The EPA hates the carbon-heavy fuel, but it’s here to stay.

    08/06/2012 2:35:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2012 | Robert Bryce
    About one train per hour. ThatÂ’s the target loading rate for the massive silos, conveyors, and hoppers at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming, the most productive coal mine in the world. And on a cool, nearly windless day in late March, Scott Durgin, a regional vice president for Peabody Energy, was happy. Standing in the mineÂ’s dispatch office, Durgin pointed to a flat-panel display showing a list of trains that had recently passed through. It was exactly 12 noon, according to the clock on the wall, and since midnight, the mine had loaded 11 trains, each carrying...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, August-6-2012

    08/06/2012 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 58 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 FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Pelosi to Florida seniors: Republicans are ‘E. coli club’, they don't care about food safety

    08/06/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday threw her political weight behind former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel’s bid for Congress. In a scheduled visit to the Veranda Club, an assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, the Democratic leader briefly spoke to a small crowd of mostly seniors about her admiration for Frankel as a “woman of courage.” She then launched into a familiar speech on Medicare.
  • Caught on video: Abortionist talks of the “ugly black babies” he aborts

    08/06/2012 2:25:15 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jean McCarthy
    CHARLOTTE, NC, August 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” Virmani’s comments came as he was speaking with pro-life activists from Operation Save America who confronted Virmani on his doorstep on July 26, 2012. The abortionist’s comments have riled black pro-life activists. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said in a press release, “It’s all too obvious that he had a particular disgust for black babies and therefore has no problem killing them.”
  • Protesters make their DNC plans (Freeloaders to occupy Frazier Park @ RAT convention in Charlotte)

    08/06/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/04/12 | Ely Portillo, Lindsay Ruebens
    Protesters make their DNC plansBy Ely Portillo and Lindsay Ruebens The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Aug. 04, 2012 **SNIP** “The sitting president is here,” said Matt Hickson, of the Coalition to March on Wall Street South, sponsor of the kickoff protest. “People who have been foreclosed on by Bank of America will be here. Students who have student loan debt from Wells Fargo...people whose communities are being mined by Duke Energy, who have seen their rates go up double digits, will be here.” **SNIP** Police also worry about “black bloc,” or anarchist protesters who appear at large protests and don...
  • Great news: TSA to unionize

    08/06/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 98 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dustin Siggins
    From The Right Scoop, initially blogged by PJ Media: As of Thursday, August 2, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to unionize. The agency, best known for groping and offending Americans as we attempt to fly from one part of the country to the other, has agreed to allow the American Federation of Government Employees to unionize its workers. From the Facebook page of the American Federation of Government Employees, the official announcement: “For 10 long years AFGE has fought hard so that Transportation Security Officers would have collective bargaining rights. We have often looked back and wondered why...
  • Apple cloud burst: how hacker wiped Mat's 'life'

    08/06/2012 1:57:22 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    casey weekly berwick.com ^ | 08/06/2012 | ASHER MOSES
    What would you do if your entire digital life started evaporating before your eyes and there was virtually nothing you could do about it? This is the nightmare scenario that greeted US technology journalist Mat Honan, who had all of the contents of his iPhone, iPad and Macbook Air wiped, and lost control of his Gmail and Twitter accounts, all in the span of just over 15 minutes.
  • Cheney walks back remark about Palin pick being ‘a mistake'

    08/06/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2012
    Former vice president Dick Cheney on Monday backed off his comment that it was “a mistake” for the GOP to pick Sarah Palin as its vice presidential nominee, suggesting the comment was more about the VP process than about Palin herself. “It wasn’t aimed so much at governor Palin as it was against the basic process that (John) McCain used, “ Cheney told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in an interview airing Monday night. “My point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement: Is this person prepared to step in to be President of the United States...
  • Rush on Chick-fil-A: The target is Christianity

    08/06/2012 1:54:12 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 48 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 6, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    When it comes to the assault on Chick-fil-A, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the popular restaurant chain is not the real target. It's something more near and dear to the hearts of most Americans, and it deals with their Lord and Savior.PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the ongoing national dispute over Chick-fil-A’s stance for biblically based marriage is nothing short of an attack on Christianity as a whole. “Now Christianity has to be banned, and that’s where this is all headed,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program. “All this stuff at Chick-fil-A, the target...
  • Pick a pro-life VP, Christie tells Romney

    08/06/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 6, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    ASPEN, Colorado, August 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New Jersey governor Chris Christie has advised Mitt Romney to steer clear of a vice presidential pick that supports abortion. Christie, a strongly pro-life GOP figure thought to be a possibility himself for Romney’s VP slot, told reporters after a meeting of GOP governors Wednesday evening in Colorado that he thought it was possible the candidate would pick a pro-choice running mate - but that it wouldn’t be a good idea. “Do I think it’s possible? I think it’s possible,” said the governor, who has won notoriety for his own tough stance...
  • Justice Department investigates Las Vegas Sands Corp. [Obamugabe attacks Republican donor]

    08/06/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/6/12
    The Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money transferred to its casinos by two high-rolling Las Vegas gamblers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • (Exclusive) Muslim Public Affairs Director on Sikh Shooting & Bachmann:

    08/06/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    theblaze ^ | 06AUG12 | Benny Johnson
    ‘There Is Consequence & Responsibility‘ With ’What We Say’ Haris Tarin, the Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington DC, cautioned about the potential “consequence” of what people say in public when asked whether the Sikh shooting on Sunday had any relation to Michelle Bachmann’s inquiry into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within the U.S. government. Soon after the shooting, unsubstantiated comments began circulating on Twitter attempting to tie the bloody Sunday rampage at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to those raising questions about the Muslim Brotherhood. It should be noted that Islam and Sikhism...
  • The risks of inaction in Syria (Three Stooges At It Again)

    08/06/2012 1:39:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2012 | John McCain, Joseph I. Lieberman and Lindsey O. Graham
    As fighting inside Syria intensifies and the opposition there renews its plea to the world for help, the Obama administration’s hands-off approach is increasingly at odds with both America’s values and its interests. Some have suggested that recent gains by the rebels — including offensives in Damascus and Aleppo, the assassination of key regime officials and several high-profile defections — prove that the Syrian opposition is on the path to victory and does not need our assistance.
  • Elton Slams Madonna: 'Fairground Stripper'

    08/06/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 66 replies
    Elton John has been feuding with Madonna on and off for the last few years, but his remarks about her in an interview for Australian TV that aired on Sunday night were harsh, even for him. Not only did he declare her career “over,” but he said she looked like a “fairground stripper
  • Hero B'klyn cop focused on saving others during Wis. Sikh temple shooting (took up to 9 bullets)

    08/06/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT · by dead · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/6/12 | BOB FREDERICKS
    The hero Brooklyn-born cop who took up to nine bullets trying to stop an alleged racist madman shooting up a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee was more worried about other victims than himself. "He told them to go into the temple,” Oak Creek, Wis., Police Chief John Edwards said today about Police Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, whose brother, Terry, is a retired NYPD detective. Brian Murphy had waved off help from fellow officers Sunday during the carnage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. < snip > Murphy -- who Bauer said has kept his New York accent and attitude despite...
  • So here are the 7 pics...[Blaze publishes 7 total pics of CFA 'Kiss-In' Protest]

    08/06/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 3 2012 | M Holt
    WARNING! This post may contain images that will offend some viewers and is NSFW. Discretion is advised. As you probably know, the national “kiss in” day at Chick-fil-A was today. And while some branches of the store faced relative calm amidst this veritable storm of pro-gay sentiment, others weren’t so lucky. One Hollywood Chick-fil-A outlet had to call the police after it was vandalized, and in general, the whole thing appears to have been a bit of an excuse for rampant disarray. And much of that disarray has been caught on-camera, whether by the wire services, or by enterprising, courageous...
  • Rush Limbaugh back on WRKO Monday; Talk 1200 ends

    08/06/2012 1:14:48 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 50 replies
    WRKO ^ | 8/6/12 | raccoonradio
    WRKO welcomes back Rush Limbaugh on Monday. Coast to Coast might return too. It looks like Talk 1200 will end; supposedly the local hosts have been shown the door. The WRKO lineup will pair Todd Feinburg and Michele McPhee mornings followed by the Financial Exchange, Rush at noon, then Howie
  • Gas prices shooting up; Arabia set to make deal with Iran

    08/06/2012 1:08:04 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 8/6/12
    Now on Fox/Stuart Varney: regular gas up 24 cents in past 30 days. Saudi Arabia now in talks with Iran to form partnership (what great friends, the Arabians). In response, Obama sending private CA company first payment of $105M in our tax money for them to create fuel from household trash. Still refusing to allow any drilling in U.S. or offshore.
  • Woo hoo!! We're now over SEVENTY-SEVEN percent and going strong!! [FReepathon thread XX]

    08/06/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 562 replies
    We're now over SEVENTY-SIX percent and going strong!! Less than 24% to go!! Way to go, FReepers and lurkers!! "We're going to make it after all!!" It won't be long now until we're over 80%, then over 90%, and then sprinting for the green!! Woo hoo!! Despite the premature rumors of our early demise, FR is very much alive and still kicking liberal booty thanks to the continuing generosity of our loyal FReepers!! FReepers are absolutely the greatest!! If you enjoy reading and participating on FR, if you think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep...
  • Hamas, Egypt Brotherhood say Israelis behind Sinai attack

    08/06/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post & Reuters ^ | 8/6/12 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas each blamed Israel Monday for orchestrating a terrorist attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers and wounded seven a day earlier. The accusations prompted a swift dismissal from Israel, which was also targeted in the attack. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on its website that the attack "can be attributed to Mossad" and was an attempt to thwart Islamist President Mohamed Morsy. "Even the person who says this when he looks at himself in the mirror does not believe the nonsense he is uttering," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.