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  • Lois Lerner´s Own Words

    09/12/2013 6:35:24 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/11/2013 | staff
    Congress's investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it's turning up news. Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn't politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation. In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is "very dangerous," and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser]...
  • UN urges world to eat more insects (over 2 billion already do)

    05/13/2013 8:41:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/13/13 | BBC
    Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects. However it admits that "consumer disgust" remains a large barrier in many Western countries. Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently "underutilised" as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is "one of the many ways to address food and feed security". "Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly,...
  • Pew: Positive media coverage of Obama surged in campaign’s final week

    11/20/2012 7:21:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Jonathan Easley
    President Obama had his best run of media coverage during the final week of the campaign, while positive coverage of Mitt Romney dwindled, according to a study released Monday from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 29 percent of stories about Obama were positive, compared to 19 negative, while only 16 percent of Romney’s stories were positive, compared to 33 negative. It was Obama’s best week of media coverage since the Democratic National Convention, and only the second time in the cycle positive stories outnumbered negative ones for the president. The...
  • The 46 Million Foodstamp Man March - An Infographic

    10/24/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/24/2012 | Tyler Durden
    America has over 46 million people on Food Stamps. The food stamps program's real name is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Food Stamp program is "hidden" from view through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards that work just as credit cards. This article visualizes the size of the program and the vast amounts of people participating.
  • Teachers Take Entire School to Obama Rally

    10/19/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Teachers Take Entire School to Obama Rally By Todd Starnes More than 250 teachers and students of a public charter middle school in Rhode Island spent Thursday at a political rally for President Obama – instead of in class learning about reading, writing and arithmetic. The Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy rented coach buses as well as school buses to travel more than two hours to New Hampshire where the president addressed his supporters. "Whether you are a supporter of President Obama or not, the opportunity to hear the President of the United States.............
  • Victims want Fort Hood shooting deemed terror act

    10/19/2012 5:27:13 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-18-12 | ap
    FORT HOOD, Texas—Nearly three years after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, many of those affected are urging the government to declare it a terrorist attack, saying wounded soldiers and victims' relatives otherwise won't receive the same benefits as those in a combat zone. About 160 people, including relatives of the 13 people killed at the Texas Army post and some of the more than two dozen wounded and their families, released a video Thursday expressing their frustration. They say soldiers injured or killed deserve fair benefits and Purple Heart eligibility. "The victims are being forgotten and it's frustrating," Kimberly...
  • Howard Stern Does It Again: Interviews Obama Supporters in Harlem, Hilarity Ensues

    09/24/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 24, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Remember back in 2008 when shock jock Howard Stern had his associates conduct “man on the street” interviews with Obama supporters? We’re sure you do. The results were both hilarious and depressing (depending on your political persuasion, of course). Why were the results of the 2008 experiment hilarious/depressing? Because it became painfully clear that many of the people interviewed by Stern’s team had absolutely no idea what they were talking about or why they were supporting candidate Obama. And if you thought it was funny (and/or depressing) in 2008, you’ll really enjoy the 2012 edition. Yes, Stern’s cohort once again...
  • Crowd waiting for housing vouchers gets rowdy

    08/11/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 78 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 11, 2010 | Mike Morris
    A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd. Thousands of people were lined up at the Tri-Cities shopping center, hoping to apply for a voucher from the East Point Housing Authority that will give them a discount on their rent. People began lining up at the shopping center two days ago, and by Wednesday morning the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people. East Point police, some wearing riot helmets, were patrolling the area. Firefighters and EMTs were attending to people who were overheating in...
  • A Welfare Check and a Voting Card

    08/10/2010 6:35:36 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2010 | Editorial
    After years of deliberate neglect, the Justice Department is finally beginning to enforce the federal law requiring states to provide voter registration at welfare and food stamp offices. The effort not only promises to bring hundreds of thousands..;The National Voter Registration Act of 1993, better known as the motor-voter law, is well known for making it possible to register to vote at state motor vehicle offices...the law also required states to allow registration at offices that administer food stamps, welfare, Medicaid, disability assistance and child health programs...But registration at public assistance offices proved far less popular. ...in many states, Republican...
  • Obama campaign org politicizes 9/11 - calls protestors ‘right-wing domestic terrorists’

    09/01/2009 11:59:12 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 15 replies · 845+ views
    Redstate ^ | 9/2/09 | Dan Spencer
    President Obama’s campaign organization, Organizing for America, goes way, way too far. Team Obama wants to use 9/11 to push back against protesters, referred to as “Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists” by calling Senators in support of the Obamacare public government option. Today, the Obama campaign folks sent out a notice to “grassroots” supporters about the planned 9/11″health care organizing event”: What day? Our US Senators return to DC the Tues after Labor Day. That next FRIDAY, Sep 11, is Patriot Day, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the 9/11 attacks. All 50 States are coordinating in...
  • College kids recruited to join Obama's 'army'

    08/25/2009 6:11:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 70 replies · 3,060+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    President Obama's army of citizen volunteers is now actively recruiting college students in states across the country to "build support for President Obama's agenda" – and earn college credit while advocating for "change." Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America, or OFA. The movement some call "Obama 2.0" is now recruiting students and offering to provide credits toward degree plans in exchange for their advocacy skills. A message from OFA national volunteer coordinators announcing the recruitment campaign and internship opportunities has been posted on...
  • INTERCEPTED - Obama THUG Plan - Health Care Protests - IMPORTANT! Know Thine Enemy!

    08/07/2009 12:02:01 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 95 replies · 6,797+ views
    From: Margarida Jorge To: HCAN Field PartnersRE: HCAN—Responding to Right-Wing Attacks in the Field - August 4, 2009Since early February, we’ve seen increasing numbers of militant right-wing activists attending public meetings acrossthe country targeting Members of Congress and President Obama. Now in the August recess, the “tea-bagger” protesters and right-wing activists are showing up in larger numbers with a mission to be as disruptive as possible in thehopes of rattling Members of Congress and halting health care reform through pure spectacle and obstruction.  Our response is shaped by 3 things:  Ø Our targets are Members of Congress who must vote...
  • G.I. Joe Director: This is Not a George Bush Movie

    08/03/2009 7:20:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 150 replies · 4,320+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 08/03/09
    LOS ANGELES--The director of the new movie "G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra" thinks President Obama is "a Real American hero," but apparently wants Republicans to stay home..... When it comes to selling "G.I. Joe" outside the U.S., the message is "this is not a George Bush movie -- it's an Obama world," director Stephen Sommers said. "Right from the writing stage we said to ourselves, this can't be about beefy guys on steroids who all met each other in the Vietnam War, but an elite organization that's made up of the best of the best from around the world."...
  • ABC CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS SHOWS MORE MEDIA BIAS

    06/18/2009 2:08:42 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 1 replies · 375+ views
    The Freedom Post ^ | June 18, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    It strikes me as simply unwise to entrust such a significant portion of the debate around a policy that will impact American lives, potentially forever, to just one organization with such an imbalance in their political views.
  • Chrysler Dealership Owner Gets Choked Up at Hearing

    06/12/2009 8:52:10 PM PDT · by radar101 · 65 replies · 2,911+ views
    BREITBART ^ | 12 June 2009 | CSPAN
    "My grandfather paid for Carlisle Chevrolet from his labors. My father paid my grandmother for Carlisle Chevrolet through his efforts. It took me nearly 20 years to pay my parents for Carlisle Chevrolet. It took GM and Chrysler a mere 24 hours to take Carlisle Chevrolet from me."
  • In Turkey, Obama Reaches Out to Muslim World

    04/07/2009 8:28:27 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 47 replies · 1,491+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | chael D. Shear and Kevin Sullivan
    ANKARA, Turkey, April 6 -- President Obama made his most direct outreach to Muslims around the world Monday, telling Turkey's Grand National Assembly that the United States "is not and never will be at war with Islam." "Our partnership with the Muslim world is critical in rolling back a violent ideology that people of all faiths reject," Obama told the assembly. "The future must belong to those who create, not those who destroy. That is the future we must work for, and we must work for it together." (snip) During his campaign, Obama consistently played down connections to Islam, rarely...
  • All Students Must Answer the Call to Service (Zu Befehl, mein Führer!)

    03/30/2009 10:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 864+ views
    The Hoya ^ | March 30, 2009 | Nick Troiano
    A strong sense of civic duty, coupled with a weak economy, is leading many college students to national service as a way to earn money for school while giving back to their country. This comes at a time when President Obama has renewed a call to service for all Americans, an “all hands on deck” approach to solving many of the systemic problems our country faces. When he signs the Serve America Act into law, which was recently passed by Congress with incredible bipartisan support thanks to groups like Georgetown’s chapter of ServeNext, young people will face unprecedented opportunities to...
  • BC Nixes Invite to Former Radical (William Ayers Invitation Revoked)

    03/27/2009 11:08:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
    Saturday, March 28, 2009 | Marie Szaniszlo
    Students hope to host William Ayers off-campusBoston College yesterday abruptly withdrew two student groups’ invitation to former radical William Ayers to speak on campus Monday. A BC spokesman said he was unaware of the plan for the controversial figure to speak on campus until contacted by the Herald yesterday afternoon. But students last night were scrambling to hold the speech off-campus. “After meetings between administrators and students, the decision was made to rescind the invitation,” spokesman Jack Dunn said. Dunn declined to say why, adding only, “We feel the appropriate decision has been reached.” Dunn, director of public affairs, indicated...
  • 'Fusion Centers' Expand Criteria to Identify Militia Members

    03/23/2009 10:33:44 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 22 replies · 1,814+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    If you're an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia supporting a third-party candidate or a certain Republican member of Congress, if you possess subversive literature, you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group. That's according to "The Modern Militia Movement," a report by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), a government collective that identifies the warning signs of potential domestic terrorists for law enforcement communities. "Due to the current economical and political situation, a lush environment for militia activity has been created," the Feb. 20 report reads. "Unemployment rates are high, as well as...
  • Will President Obama be using Mr. TelePrompter on Leno?

    03/18/2009 10:44:17 PM PDT · by airedale · 59 replies · 1,875+ views
    vanity
    The reports are that President Obama will not be doing his bit on Leno live and that it will be prerecorded. Not only that the press both live and still will be barred except for some stills during a break. The Tonight Show and the White House will provide the still shots for the press pool. The press should be howling about this but it's Obama This raises the question will Mr. TelePrompter be present and used by President Obama? Will he be given questions in advance by Leno so he can respond with Mr. Teleprompter's words? Will Leno's staff...
  • Obama Thanks Himself, Irish PM Repeats Speech in Teleprompter Meltdown

    03/18/2009 12:10:43 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 93 replies · 5,978+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | AP
    Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen reads word for word a speech that Obama had just read from a teleprompter, while the president apparently thanked himself for the invitation. WASHINGTON -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given. Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No...
  • Will Obama embrace Shariah as part of his ‘respect Islam’ campaign?

    03/17/2009 8:32:49 PM PDT · by Tigen · 42 replies · 3,341+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    President Obama on Friday reiterated for the umpteenth time his determination to develop a "new relationship" with the Muslim world. On this occasion, the audience were the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that, in so doing, he will be embracing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood - an organization dedicated to promoting the theo-political-legal program authoritative Islam calls Shariah and that has the self-described mission of "destroying Western civilization from within." As part of Mr. Obama's "Respect Islam" campaign, he will travel to Turkey in early April. While there, he will not only...
  • White House got heads up before FBI raid

    03/12/2009 1:08:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,401+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it got a heads up before FBI agents raided the former offices of a new Obama administration technology official. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the Department of Justice told the White House on Thursday morning of its planned raid at the offices of the District of Columbia's chief technology officer. Vivek Kundra recently left that post to take a job in the White House. Gibbs declined to say if administration officials knew about the ongoing investigation of the D.C. technology office when they hired Kundra.
  • FBI on watch for "Contitutional Defenders"?!

    03/14/2009 12:12:10 PM PDT · by Moozle · 72 replies · 2,899+ views
    Looks like a flyer put out by the FBI Citing "Constitutional Defenders" and those "Making numerous references to the U.S. Constitution" in the same categoru as KKK, Neo-nazis, etc. Notably there is no listing on it for "Islamofascist", "Al-Qaeda" or "Islamic Militant"
  • Stewart hammers Cramer on 'The Daily Show'

    03/12/2009 8:29:54 PM PDT · by aynrandfreak · 49 replies · 4,344+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/12/09 | JAKE COYLE
    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart hammered Jim Cramer and his network, CNBC, in their anticipated face-off on "The Daily Show," repeatedly chastising the "Mad Money" host for putting entertainment above journalism. "I understand that you want to make finance entertaining, but it's not a ... game," Stewart told Cramer, adding in an expletive during the show's Thursday taping. The episode was scheduled to air at 11 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central. It was perhaps the hardest lashing Stewart has given to a TV commentator since 2004 when he called Tucker Carlson and his then co-host Paul Begala "partisan hacks" on...
  • Unemployment rate up in D.C. area

    03/11/2009 10:36:39 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies · 621+ views
    New unemployment statistics show a continued upturn in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, with D.C. suffering the most. In January, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates were 9.3 percent in D.C., 6.2 percent in Maryland and 6.0 percent in Virginia. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report, released Wednesday, showed a 1.1 point increase for D.C. from December 2008; 1.0 points for Virginia; and 0.8 points for Maryland. Maryland and Virginia are below January’s national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. The report also tracked the rise in unemployment from year to year. In January 2009, that number jumped to 30,800, representing an increase of...
  • Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

    03/05/2009 9:28:59 PM PST · by pissant · 57 replies · 2,415+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/5/09 | Michael Boskin
    t's hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president's policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crisis. The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end. Instead of combining the best policies of past Democratic presidents -- John Kennedy on taxes, Bill Clinton on welfare reform and a balanced budget, for instance -- President Obama is returning to Jimmy...
  • U2 Rattled By Claims Of Tax Dodging (St. Bono)

    03/03/2009 7:03:11 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 36 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 3, 2009 | Michael Seaver | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor
    As new 'No Line on the Horizon,' album is released, Dubliners protest band's business shift to Amsterdam.Dublin, Ireland - The band that loves to rail against global corporate malfeasance is being criticized at home over allegations of tax dodging. U2, whose new album, "No Line on the Horizon," is being released Tuesday in the United States, has lately found itself the focus of protests in Dublin over global tax avoidance. The controversy stems from 2006, when the band moved its publishing company to the Netherlands to avoid a potential multi-million-euro tax bill after the Irish government capped artists' tax-free earnings...
  • "Kool Aid" seems to be the most popular drink today. (vanity)

    03/03/2009 9:16:45 PM PST · by Rca2000 · 12 replies · 467+ views
    3-2-09 | RCA20200
    So...how many of you out there STILL have a lot of friends, family or coworkers that are still drinking the "Kool aid"?? One would think--that after the way that the "Bamster's" "help" has been received by the stock mkt, and such--that thinking people would NOT still be "going for it", where his lies are concerned. But where I work--my boss and her WHOLE family are STILL enamored by "the one". And no matter WHAT happens--it is ALL "Bush's fault and of course..the republicans..I hear it EVERY day. And nothing I can say makes any difference to her. She even refuses...
  • AUDIO: Left-Wing Radio Show Uses Mocking Impersonation of East Indian to Disparage Gov. Jindal

    02/26/2009 4:37:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 2,236+ views
    The Mike Malloy Show ^ | Feb. 26, 2009
    "Hello, my name is Bobby. How may I give you excellent customer service today? I hear you are having problems with hard drive. I am so very sorry this is happening to you, ma'am."
  • Liberalism is a Psychology

    02/25/2009 10:36:20 PM PST · by Mier · 16 replies · 1,050+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | August 05, 2004 | Eric Alan Beltt
    Many conservatives are absolutely perplexed by the question of what motivates liberals to take the patently wrong political positions they do. It’s difficult to explain it without believing such obviously wrong ideas like liberals are just stupid, or they want to destroy our country, but sometimes we resort to those explanations out of pure frustration. But what is the explanation? Why do seemingly good, intelligent people take positions that cause so much harm in the face of all the facts? I’ve finally stumbled upon the answer, and it’s so stunningly simple, yet profound in its implications, that it’s absolutely mind-boggling....
  • VIDEO "Bailout" Prize Patrol ambushes Sen. Snow, Schumer, Banks, Tim Geithner, black taxpayers.

    02/24/2009 10:24:39 AM PST · by featherofsteel · 15 replies · 1,038+ views
    Right.org ^ | 2/24/09 | right.org
    "Taxpayers Clearing House Prize Patrol" throws cash at Tim Geithner after a hearing, presents oversized checks executives at AIG, CITI, Goldman and confronts Sentator Olympia Snowe with a large check to sign in her office. They also confront Sen. Schumer! The Patrol also gives invoices to mostly black taxpayers. One taxpayer yells for Obama! A must watch.
  • Most Americans Support Obama’s Economic Plan: Polls

    02/23/2009 10:31:05 PM PST · by LifeComesFirst · 43 replies · 2,022+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/23/09
    According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, Obama has a 63 percent job approval rating and more than 75 percent of Americans are optimistic about the next four years with him as president.
  • FBI Director Warns of Mumbai-Style Attacks in U.S.

    02/23/2009 8:44:12 PM PST · by trying17 (AKA DrGop0821) · 23 replies · 906+ views
    theconservativexpress.com ^ | 2/23/2009 | conservativexpress
    Almost 200 people were killed and over 300 injured in last year's terror attacks in Mumbai, India. Newsmax reports: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III issued a new warning Monday that terrorists are prepared to conduct Mumbai-style attacks on U.S. soil.
  • Colonel Harry Riley Joins Action Questioning Obama's Eligibility

    02/23/2009 8:10:32 PM PST · by kerok · 5 replies · 1,215+ views
    Defend our Freedoms ^ | Feb. 23, 2009 | Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.
    Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. announces on her website Defend our Freedoms Col. Riley former division chief national security agency joins our action. Profile A Retired Colonel, Riley is "the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and other awards and badges – including the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, and Army Staff Badge. He served over 34 years in the US Army. He was commissioned as a 2LT in 1966 and promoted to Colonel in 1989. He served in command positions from Detachment through Battalion level and staff assignments from Brigade to Chief of Staff Army level....
  • Coulter: Chris Matthews Wants To Have Sex With Obama

    02/23/2009 3:32:40 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 3,299+ views
    RCP ^ | 2/20/09 | staff
    Ann Coulter made the comments on Thursday night's "Larry King Live." The Huffington Post describes the exchange: Joy [Behar] read an excerpt from Ann's book which alleged that members of the media wanted to have sex with Barack Obama during the campaign. "Did you want to have sex with George Bush? What are you talking about?" Joy asked. "Does Morley Safer want to have sex with Barack Obama? "Probably! And I know Chris Matthews does," Ann responded.
  • Obama's Nonbeliever Nod Unsettles Some

    01/25/2009 2:58:11 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 7 replies · 934+ views
    aol ^ | Melinda Hennenberger
    (Jan. 23) - Not everyone was happy with President Barack Obama's nod to nonbelievers and non-Christians in his inaugural address. And some of the stiff criticism about Obama’s religious inclusiveness is coming from African-American Christians who maintain that no, all faiths were actually not created equal. "For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness," the new president said. "We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth," he also said. Nothing too controversial, proclaiming that America's strength lies in its diversity. But between those two statements, the new president...
  • The Cult of...Obama

    01/12/2009 9:10:25 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 704+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/13/2009 | Dr. Dave
    One of these day's I'll have to find other subject matter to write about, but stupidity isn't particular. Here we have "larger than life art," according to our giddy narrator, from Chicago elementary school kids, bringing this sky-view image of Barack Obama to life. See video here:
  • Spider-Man celebrates Obama as "nerd-in-chief"

    01/12/2009 6:41:52 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 9, 1:21 pm | Claudia Parsons and Karina Huber Claudia Parsons And Karina Huber
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Barack Obama will be "nerd-in-chief" when he takes office as U.S. president this month, according to Marvel Comics, which is putting him on the cover of its next "Spider-Man" comic.
  • A Monument for Obama (The best 44th President Ever!)

    12/31/2008 1:53:41 PM PST · by mojito · 57 replies · 1,871+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/20/2008 | Bret Stephens
    The contemplated monument shall be like him in whose honor it is to be constructed, unparalleled in the world. . . . [It] should blend stupendousness with elegance, and be of such magnitude and beauty as to be an object of pride to the American people, and of all who see it. -- Design objectives for the Washington Monument, 1832 Why wait? As its first order of business in the coming year, the 111th Congress must establish the Barack H. Obama Presidential Monument Commission, to approve the design and fund the construction (with a target completion date of Jan. 21,...
  • Obama staff had no corrupt contact with embattled governor, report says

    12/24/2008 12:58:00 AM PST · by PasorBob · 43 replies · 1,322+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 December | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Craig's assertions that the transition team was unaware of Blagojevich's efforts to sell off Obama's old seat do not correspond to the transcripts of wiretapped conversations released by the FBI two weeks ago in which the governor repeatedly swears and expresses frustration in his attempts to strike a deal on the Senate seat.
  • What do you buy an Obamatron for Christmas or Hanukkah?

    12/20/2008 2:03:35 AM PST · by Prole · 109 replies · 2,208+ views
    Vanity Question | December 20, 2008 | Vanity
    Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. I apologize for the vanity, but I am seeking advice from those of you who are also in my predicament. Given the coming destruction to our Nation as the result of Barack Hussein Obama, I am angry at my mother and sister for voting for this communist. I purchased several nice things for my father who is Conservative, but I am having a hard time finding something for my mother and sister. What do you, my FRiends, buy for your family members who are also Obamatrons? Thank you for your time, and Happy Hanukkah and...
  • A "suspicious" fire has heavily damaged the church Gov. Sarah Palin attends.

    12/13/2008 7:23:13 PM PST · by 82ndABNOfficer · 24 replies · 1,984+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-13-2008 | CNN
    Just breaking on CNN.
  • Gun-toting woman divides community (freep the poll, too!)

    12/12/2008 9:50:46 AM PST · by dynachrome · 72 replies · 1,861+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 12-12-08 | Kathy Boccella
    LEBANON, Pa. - Before heading out the door to go to Wal-Mart, Meleanie Hain fussed over her children, grabbed her coat and keys, then ran upstairs to get one more item: her loaded Glock 26, which she strapped to her hip. She never leaves home without it. Hain, 30, has caused a stir in this rural Pennsylvania Dutch community 25 miles east of Harrisburg for packing a gun everywhere she goes, including to her 5-year-old daughter's soccer games this fall. She's paid a big price for sticking to her gun. The mother of four, who often carries a baby on...
  • Turns Out Obama Did Have 'Contact' with Blagojevich

    12/12/2008 6:45:45 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 48 replies · 2,122+ views
    NRO ^ | December 11, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Wow. Ace of Spades highlights a photo that suggests when Obama said, "I had no contact with the governor or his office," what he really meant was "I met him and shook his hand in front of photographers at the National Governors Association meeting last Tuesday." Which, you know, kinda makes that "no contact" statement not accurate. Or, in some less generous eyes, a lie.
  • Obama ratings sky-high as voters seek hope [barf alert]

    12/12/2008 6:57:05 AM PST · by upchuck · 35 replies · 985+ views
    The Hill ^ | Dec 11, 2008 | Reid Wilson
    President-elect Obama will enter the White House with sky-high approval ratings and hopes of a dour, but optimistic, electorate on his shoulders, according to a new poll. The Hart/McInturff poll, conducted by Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster Bill McInturff, shows two in three voters have positive views of the incoming president, and 45 percent feel very positively about Obama. That is higher than at any point before, and about 10 points higher than the previous high, recorded just before the election. Just 16 percent have negative feelings toward Obama. The poll was conducted among 1,009 adults between Dec....
  • Obama Suppporter Democrat Illinois Governor Blagojevich Arrested By FBI

    12/09/2008 7:56:57 AM PST · by Quaker · 32 replies · 942+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Dec. 9, 2008 | Quaker
    Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich was taken into custody by federal agents in Chicago on corruption charges this morning. As reported by the Chicago Tribune Blagojevich was attempting to sell Pres-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s U.S. Senate chair.
  • Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

    12/09/2008 7:49:36 AM PST · by docbnj · 51 replies · 1,879+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9 Dec 2008 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to fill the vacancy left by Barack Obama's election as president. According to a federal criminal complaint, Mr. Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field. In return for state assistance, Mr. Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper's editorial board who had been critical of him fired. The affidavit said Mr. Blagojevich discussed getting a substantial...
  • Liberals clinically mad, concludes top shrink

    12/03/2008 10:40:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 1,831+ views
    wnd ^ | November 12, 2008
    Eminent psychiatrist makes case that leftist thinking is a mental disorder WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental...