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  • Savage Nation!! 6-16-2012 (Tuesday)

    06/19/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    here | 6-19-2012 | Fishtank
    Savage Nation!!
  • MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious

    06/19/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 113 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/19/12 | Katie Pavlich
    KatiePavlich Katie Pavlich Jun 19, 05:46 PM MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious Latest news on Issa's meeting with Holder which apparently has just finished FWIW.
  • Reagan Heckled by Press Corps: Video

    06/19/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    You didn't seriously buy into all this horse hockey about the Daily Caller's Neil Munro having violated some sacred rule about interrupting or, as the press would call it, "heckling" the President? Of course you didn't. But what may come as news to some is that for the White House press corps, interrupting and heckling the President is A-OK… provided, of course, it's not President Obama. Here's three videos that offer perspective on how the Reagan-Obama double-standard works. The first is the now oh-so horrifying Obama/Munro episode, seen here. The second ...with Diane Sawyer showing the same clip but something...
  • Choices: Milwaukee teachers could have saved city schools, themselves

    06/19/2012 2:51:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-18-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — The dark fiscal clouds are starting to lighten in Wisconsin’s largest school District. But Milwaukee Public Schools‘ fiscal picture could be a lot brighter, had its teachers’ union chosen to open up its labor contract with MPS and agree to some salary concessions. Tweaking the deal could have saved scores of positions, opening up the opportunity for more teachers in the classroom, more programs to bolster the academic achievement of a school system that has seen its share of failure, and perhaps offering relief to Milwaukee taxpayers. Life is all about choices, and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association...
  • Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead'

    06/19/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 27 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 - 05:30 pm | Staff
    Mubarak was moved out of prison to a military hospital Tuesday after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly deteriorated, officials said, adding a new element of uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him, with both candidates claiming to have won last weekend's presidential election. The developments add further layers to what is threatening to become a new chapter of unrest and political power struggles in Egypt, 16 months after Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising demanding democracy. The campaign of Mubarak's former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, said Tuesday...
  • Texas father won't face charges in alleged attacker's death

    06/19/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 69 replies ^ | 6-19-12 | Unknown
    Authorities say a Texas father who beat to death a man who tried molesting his 4-year-old daughter will not be charged. Officials said the grand jury met Tuesday and declined to return an indictment against the father in the death of 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores. The attack happened on the family's ranch between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum. Investigators said the 23-year-old father ran toward his daughter's screams, pulled Flores off his child and beat him with his hands.
  • Freep this Poll: Do you support the repeal of Obama's healthcare plan Congress passed in 2010?

    06/19/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/19/12 | Newsmax
    Do you support the full repeal of President Obama's healthcare plan Congress passed in 2010? -------- Yes, repeal it completely2,495,008(64%) No, don’t repeal it at all881,454(22%) No, repeal just parts of it479,130(12%) . . . Do you support President Obama's desire to give 12 million illegal aliens amnesty and a path to citizenship? ----- Yes, I support Obama's amnesty plan934,605(24%) No, I oppose it 2,900,455(75%) What do you believe Congress' top priority should be in 2012? Cutting spending1,765,377(46%) Cutting taxes328,109(8%) Paying down the national debt 816,220(21%) Improving the nation's security257,291(6%) Creating Jobs640,166(16%) Do you plan on voting to re-elect President...
  • London Games to be first social media Olympics

    06/19/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    AP ^ | June 19, 2012 | n/a
    LONDON –  Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less. The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the "socialympics." Hash tags, (at) signs and "like" symbols will be as prevalent as national flags, Olympic pins and medal ceremonies. Some athletes may spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than the playing field. Mobile phones have become smarter, laptops lighter and tablet devices a must-have for technology lovers...
  • Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law

    06/19/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies ^ | 6/19/12 | Liam Ford
    A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago's gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional
  • Russia, Syria deny war games with China, Iran

    06/19/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 6/19/12 | Joanna Paraszczuk
    Russian and Syrian officials dismissed as provocation on Tuesday Iranian media reports that Iran, Russia, China and Syria are to conduct joint military exercises in Syria next month. Iran's semi-official Fars News outlet, which has ties to the Iranian government, cited "certain unofficial sources" had confirmed the war games but did not say where those sources were from. (Snip) The Iranian and Arabic reports said the war-games were scheduled for less than a month's time.
  • G20 summit: perils of a half-baked rescue for Spain and Italy

    06/19/2012 1:31:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/19/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany and France are doubling up on a high-risk gamble. The tentative deal at the G20 summit to mobilise the EU's rescue machinery to douse the raging fire in Spain and Italy comes in the nick of time, but is fraught with fresh dangers. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande have to do something. The market reaction to Spain's €100bn EMU rescue for its banks has been calamitous. Monday's explosive rise in Spanish two-year bond yields was a warning that Spain's crisis would spiral out of control within days, taking Italy with it. Yet the deal explored over ceviche...
  • Mitt Romney's in it to win it

    06/19/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/19/2012 | Ebben Raves
    Mitt Romney will beat President Obama in this fall's election, most likely by a substantial margin. There. I said it. I may have a plate full of hat in my future, but I doubt it. Pundits will give you the usual reasons for a Romney victory, but it all boils down to two things: first, Romney took the time to build an organization and second, and most important, he wants to win. Tea Party patriots and constitutional conservatives would be smart to learn a lesson from this. While many conservatives were swooning over the latest firebrand candidate to carry their...
  • EPA in a Bind Over Hazardous Experiments on Humans

    06/19/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    After experiments on humans were conducted that exposed them to airborne particulates considered to be lethal, a sound-science advocate has accused physician researchers working for the Environmental Protection Agency of misconduct and violations of the Hippocratic Oath. Steve Milloy , publisher of and author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them , filed a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board last week that accused three doctors in the state – two employed by EPA (Dr. Andrew Ghio and Dr. Wayne Cascio) and one by the University...
  • FACT SHEET: Today’s Meeting with AG Holder about Fast and Furious Documents and Contempt

    06/19/2012 1:14:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    June 19, 2012 FACT SHEET: Today’s Meeting with AG Holder about Fast and Furious Documents and Contempt Today’s Meeting is at 5 p.m. in the CapitolChairman Issa, Senator Grassley, and Attorney General Holder have agreed to meet this evening at 5 p.m. in the Capitol.  The best place to stake out the meeting is the Rotunda (Members of Leadership and their staff will not be participating in the meeting).  DOJ has requested that Rep. Elijah Cummings and Sen. Patrick Leahy also be permitted to attend.  Chairman Issa has indicated he will grant this request.  Currently, DOJ has not delivered or...
  • 60 Illegals From Countries That ‘Promote, Produce, or Protect’ Terrorists Caught Along U.S. Coast

    ( – The U.S. Border Patrol in fiscal 2011 caught 60 aliens from countries “that have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members” trying to enter the United States through its coastal boundaries, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In fiscal 2011, the Border Patrol caught a total of 6,552 aliens along the U.S. coast lines. Of these, 4,123 were “other than Mexican” (OTM). CBP provided with a country-by-country breakdown of the nations of origin for these 4,123 OTMs apprehended along U.S. coast lines. In May 2011, the...
  • Maher on Allen West: GOP 'Party of the Apes' [Unfunny Bill Obviously a Racist]

    06/19/2012 1:03:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies ^ | 6/19/12 | John Nolte
    You need not use the left's absurdly low and usually ridiculous standards surrounding what is and isn't racism when it comes to Barack Obama to be taken aback by crybaby Bill Maher's blog post yesterday: Also because the idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horseshit and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, “The Rise of the Party of the Apes.” Maher then went on to single out black Republican Congressman...
  • Baldwin Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs at Daily News Editor [Alec is a HOMOPHOBE! A HATER!]

    06/19/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/19/12 | Arlen Delgado
    This morning, the New York Daily News reported that Alec Baldwin physically attacked one of its photographers. In his usual fashion, Baldwin took to Twitter to defend himself...But the real question is why Baldwin used anti-gay slurs to lash out at Colin Myler, the Daily News' male Editor in Chief? Now, as far as anyone knows, Myler isn't gay. Nonetheless, whether the object of the statement is gay or not is irrelevant -- the use of terms commonly used to denigrate gays (such as "queen" and female pronouns when referring to a male) is offensive, regardless of sexual orientation (and...
  • U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

    06/19/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/19/12 | Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate,
    The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used to enable an ongoing cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials. The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as...
  • Obama relents on DC school choice program

    06/19/2012 12:55:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 1,2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama has relented in his opposition to a scholarship program in Washington, D.C., that allows poor students to escape failing public schools by providing vouchers that fund attendance at charter and private schools. "Thousands of families have taken advantage of this scholarship program to give their children an opportunity to succeed in life, and there's strong evidence that it's both effective and cost-effective," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement today. "I'm pleased that an agreement has been reached to expand the program, consistent with the law already on the books. Ninety-one percent of the District students...
  • Syria, Iran, Russia and China plan joint war games, Iranian news agency says

    06/19/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/19/12 | Gabe Fisher
    Largest exercise in Mideast history set to take place within a month; Syrian official denies report Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims. According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the massive joint maneuvers, which are to take place along the Syrian coast within a month. The report states that Russian “atomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian...