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  • White House ex-aide accused of skirting disclosure rules

    08/01/2012 4:05:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    With just three months to go in the election, President Obama’s campaign manager faced a fusillade of questions Wednesday about whether he deliberately skirted disclosure rules during his time as deputy White House chief of staff, undermining the administration’s claim to be “the most transparent administration in history.” A House Energy and Commerce Committee report released Tuesday revealed several emails from senior White House aides sent from private addresses, as well as email correspondence about meetings with lobbyists purposely scheduled off campus to avoid official records. Jim Messina, then Mr. Obama’s deputy chief of staff, sent one particularly embarrassing email...
  • What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

    08/01/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    What drives Barack Obama's "doubters and haters"? So asks Obama biographer David Maraniss in a recent op-ed article for the Washington Post. By doubters and haters he means the people who think Obama wasn't born in the U.S., that he's a secret Muslim or that he's a closet socialist. He has an answer: "Some of it can be attributed to the give-and-take of today's harsh ideological divide. Some of it can be explained by the way misinformation spreads virally to millions of like-minded people, reinforcing preconceptions. And some of it, I believe, arises out of fears of demographic changes in...
  • Obama Press Secretary Marries ABC Reporter

    A deputy press secretary for Barack Obama's reelection campaign married an ABC reporter over the weekend. The ABC reporter, Matthew Jaffe, "covering the 2012 presidential campaign," according to his biography on the website of ABC News. "For the past year he traveled around the country covering the Republican primary, from the Iowa Straw Poll to the various debates to this year's primaries and caucuses." The deputy press secretary Jaffe married is Katie Hogan. Many members of Obama's reelection team and the press celebrated the wedding together Saturday. Mike Allen of Politico reports on the wedding: MARRIED SATURDAY EVENING at Lake...
  • 'Gutsy Call' Not So Gutsy After All, New Book Reveals (Bin Laden Kill)

    07/30/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30 July 2012 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    At the urging of senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to a new book scheduled for release August 21, The Daily Caller (DC) reported. In “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him,” Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, reportedly persuaded...
  • DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections

    07/29/2012 11:29:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 58 replies
    RT ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Polich
    The Department of Homeland Security has ordered masses of riot gear equipment to prepare for potential significant domestic riots at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and next year’s presidential inauguration. The DHS submitted a rushed solicitation to the Federal Business Opportunities site on Wednesday, which is a portal for Federal government procurement requisitions over $25,000. The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia. As the brief explains, “the objective of this effort is to procure riot gear to prepare for the 2012 Democratic and Republican...
  • ICE agents warn Americans "to brace themselves for what's coming"

    07/28/2012 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 141 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    In the wake of the recent memo from the Obama administration which announced “prosecutorial discretion” in dealing with illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents across the country have been speaking out what many of them are calling a “backdoor amnesty.” On Wednesday, ICE Union president Chris Crane told PRNewswire:“Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming. This is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through...
  • White House Busted!!

    07/28/2012 1:51:01 PM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 28, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    The White House incorrectly claimed that a bust of Winston Churchill was not removed from the White House when President Obama moved in, insisting with emphatic certainty that it had simply been moved to the residence but then retracting the assertion. In a “Fact Check” post added to the White House website Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer scornfully dismissed as “100% false” the “rumor” that Obama had removed the Churchill bust that had presided over the George W. Bush Oval Office and shipped it back to the British. Turns out Pfeiffer’s was the false statement. Picture [snip] Pfeiffer...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    07/28/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com ^ | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a week, then they get topic banned from editing any Obama related articles for three months, and then they get...
  • Executive Order -- White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

    07/26/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT · by eak3 · 55 replies
    White House ^ | July 26, 2012 | White House
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives, it is hereby ordered as follows:
  • Obama: ‘My Upcoming Birthday … Could Be The Last One I Celebrate as President’

    07/26/2012 11:48:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 131 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    The latest fundraising e-mail from Team Obama: Katrina – My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States, but that’s not up to me — it’s up to you. This July deadline is our most urgent yet, coming after two consecutive months of being significantly outraised by Romney and the Republicans. And if you pitch in $3 or whatever you can before midnight tonight, you and a guest will be automatically entered to join me at my birthday get-together next month: https://donate.barackobama.com/My-Birthday Thanks. Hope I’ll see you soon. - Barack If...
  • Corporate cooties! DNC rebrands Bank of America Stadium as ‘Panthers Stadium’

    07/17/2012 7:33:24 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    Now that the Democrats are gearing up to hold their September convention at the stadium, they can’t even bring themselves to type the words “Bank of America.” You know, because corporations are totally greedy, especially when they’re associated with the bankster one percent. For the record, Bank of America Stadium has never been called “Panthers Stadium.” Bank of America purchased naming rights in 2004, replacing L.M. Ericsson Inc. as the corporate (gasp!) sponsor. Prior to that, the facility was known as Carolinas Stadium. Yep, can’t have President Obama associated with an icky corporation when he delivers his keynote address at,...
  • Let them eat hope

    07/16/2012 5:50:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2012 | Gene Healy
    After much soul searching, Barack Obama has figured out where his presidency has gone wrong -- and he shared it with CBS's Charlie Rose and viewers across the fruited plain Sunday morning. "The mistake of my first term -- couple of years," the president allowed, "was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right." At times, Obama confessed, he'd forgotten that "the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times." He needed to do "more explaining,...
  • Witness 9 Claims George Zimmerman Molested Her! (DETAILS)

    07/16/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Global grind.com ^ | 7/16/12 | The Decider
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey just released more than 120 recorded phone calls that murder suspect George Zimmerman made from the Seminole County Jail... Also released is the statement of "Witness 9," a woman who says Zimmerman is prejudiced against blacks and that he molested her when she was a child.
  • Christians snub Cairo meeting with Clinton, claim US (Obama) backs Islamists

    07/15/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | 7/15/2012 | Charlene Gubash
    Prominent Christian Egyptians snubbed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday because they feel the U.S. administration favors Islamist parties over secular and liberal forces in society at the expense of Egypt's 8 million Christians. The critical theme was repeated by others Sunday in Cairo and Alexandria despite Clinton denying U.S. interference in Egyptian elections. The politicians, businessmen and clerics who snubbed Clinton were supposed to take part in meetings between Clinton and influential members of civil society. Coptic Christian businessman and politician Naguib Sawiris and three other Coptic politicians said in a statement they were objecting to Clinton's policies...
  • MY OPUS

    07/12/2012 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 114 replies
    July 12 2012 | By America
    Hi. I'm America. I've decided enough is enough. This is my opus. You know, I've been on this continent for about 236 years. I've had some really great moderators (George Washington, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson) and some really awful ones (Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson, Woodrow Wilson). But I just cannot take the administration that is currently in power. This Obama, or as I like to call him, OTrauma.... he's killing me. He's killing me and he's doing it on purpose. At this rate, if he is given another term, I'm dead! Not that the opposition is much better. I saw...
  • Narcissistic personality disorder (Did it promote the "WHITE HOUSE LEAKS"?)

    06/09/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Tigen · 27 replies
    MAYO CLINIC ^ | Unknown | MAYO CLINIC staff
    Definition By Mayo Clinic staff Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism. Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in...
  • 'Obama Effect' movie trailer: 'Some things are worth losing your job for'

    07/12/2012 11:50:22 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-12-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    In the trailer, the character quits his job, and dons Obama themed gear to promote Obama’s candidacy, spreading the campaign’s message to his friends and family.
  • Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin

    07/11/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 79 replies
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi'i, those "symbols of paganism," which Egypt's Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs" and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi, to "destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what Amr bin al-As could not." Has the sun finally set for Egypt's Great Pyramids? This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad's companion,...
  • Former Obama auto czar, Treasury officials break in eleventh hour...

    07/10/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former auto industry adviser and two former Treasury Department officials cracked at the last minute before a House oversight committee subcommittee hearing and agreed to stop stonewalling an investigation into alleged union favoritism during the administration’s General Motors bailout. Ron Bloom, Obama’s former auto czar, and former Treasury officials Matt Feldman and Harry Wilson have refused to give interviews to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) about their roles in topping up pensions for union workers while non-union workers lost nearly their entire pensions. The Treasury Department’s actions during the auto bailout...
  • The New Obama Typeface: Revolution Gothic

    07/09/2012 11:29:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/7/12 | Zeke Miller BuzzFeed Staff
    A reader points out that President Barack Obama's new typeface is Revolution Gothic, a style inspired by retro Cuban propaganda posters. Who vets the fonts? (Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt emails: “Your GOP operative should have had the courtesy to stay sober before noon, and BuzzFeed should go back to labeling cat slideshows.”)
  • Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’

    05/17/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’ Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again. In September 2011, Saverin relinquished his U.S. citizenship before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one, as he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stands to make $4 billion when the company goes public. Saverin would reap...
  • Joe Biden Tells Federal Judge He Will Have to Rule on Implanted Microchips (Roberts)

    07/03/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    http://realitycheck.typepad.com ^ | Oct 20, 2009 | Kevin Parkinson
    In the video clip below, Katherine Albrecht, author of the book "Spy Chips" explains how microchips work, and how RFID tracking is used in all kinds of products, and then explains how embedded microchips work in the body. Watch carefully near the end of the clip, when Joe Biden, a Senator at the time asks Justice John Roberts at a Confirmation Hearing: "Can a miniature tag be implanted into a human body to track his every movement? You will rule on that, mark my words, before your tenure is over." This statement by Biden clearly exposes the heart of the...
  • Ex-Commerce Secretary Bryson tested positive for Ambien, D.A. says

    07/03/2012 4:53:30 PM PDT · by opentalk · 61 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert Faturechi and Andrew Blankstein
    Former Commerce Secretary John Bryson tested positive for the sleeping aid Ambien, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have decided not to file criminal charges against Bryson in connection with two alleged hit-and-run crashes in the San Gabriel Valley last month.(snip)His tests showed “low end of therapeutic levels” and a criminalist could not say if it was a factor in the collisions. Both treating doctors agree he was suffering confusion following a seizure and crashed as a result, according to the memo.
  • Obama Chief of Staff: Time to Get Over Debate

    07/01/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    fox8.com/CNN ^ | July 1, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) — Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, said Sunday the Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care measure should put to rest the national debate over the law’s practicality. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Lew said the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010, needs to be fully implemented before Americans assess its merit, and that detractors of the law, including Obama’s opponent in the 2012 presidential election, were using it to divide the country. “This was a plan that Gov. Romney supported,” Lew said, “and it’s something that I...
  • Roberts Switched Views to Uphold Health Care Law (Original CBS Report)

    07/01/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 310 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, Juy 1, 2012 | Jan Crawford
    Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations. Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy - believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law - led the...
  • ObamaCare Survives - Electing Romney Just Became Imperative

    06/30/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 146 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The Supreme Court did not save us from ourselves, at least not entirely. That is still up to us, the people. When the American people elected Barack Obama and large Democrat majorities, the die was cast. ObamaCare was coming. Popular or not, constitutional or not, affordable or not, it didn't matter. They were going to pass it, and then the rest of us could find out what they put in it. After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats -- and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was -- a majority...
  • Stock market tanks on Supreme Court Decision (going vertical)

    06/28/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT · by quesney · 50 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=%5EGSPC+Basic+Chart&t=1d http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/z?s=%5eGSPC&t=1d&q=&l=&z=l&a=v&p=s&lang=en-US&region=US
  • High court upholds key part of Obama health law

    06/28/2012 7:29:46 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 226 replies
    AP ^ | 06-28-12 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
  • Fork You: Obama Forces Latino Audience to Give Up Silverware Before Speech

    06/23/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT · by montag813 · 80 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWhy doesn't Barack Obama trust Latinos with knives and forks at a dinner reception?Washington is buzzing about a new scandal - no, not 'Fast and Furious', that is just the GOP contributing to our "broken politics", or the rantings of a lone nutbag blogger (pay no attention to that pesky dead border agent, or Obama's assertion of executive privilege). No, the big new scandal is how Obama's security detail confiscated the forks of every member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) before Obama would come out to speak. This after denying them knives to eat...
  • The Claim That Barack Obama Is a Big Spender is a Big Lie ("Lie Enough People Believe It" Goebbels)

    06/23/2012 2:37:25 PM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 23, 2012 | Eric Zeusse
    In response to my “Why We’re Forced to Choose Between a Bad President and an Even Worse President,” a reader said that Obama "has just one fault he cannot quit spending,” and said that, consequently, “he MUST GO!” This basic Republican charge against Obama is a blatant Republican lie, as I shall here document conclusively. The document, “Fiscal Year 2013 Historical Tables,” was recently published by the Federal Government, and it shows (pages 22-23) that the Government’s actual “Outlays” have remained essentially flat since the 2009 budget, which was submitted under George W. Bush. In fact, Obama’s first budget, 2010,...
  • Desperation: Obama Surrogate Calls to Make Voting Mandatory

    06/21/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 123 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Peter Orszag, former head of the Obama Office of Management and Budget, is desperate. With even Roll Call recognizing that President Obama is fighting an uphill battle for re-election, Orszag is floating a trial balloon: mandatory voting. His call for forced voting comes in an op/ed for Bloomberg News: The U.S. prides itself as the beacon of democracy, but it’s very likely no U.S. president has ever been elected by a majority of American adults. It’s our own fault -- because voter participation rates are running below 60 percent, a candidate would have to win 85 percent or more of...
  • Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Parents Release Statement

    06/20/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    One News Page.com ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s mother and father released a statement today on President Obama’s executive privilege. “Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth.” Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry “was killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel armed with weapons from this failed Justice Department gun trafficking investigation. For more than 18 months we have been asking our federal government for justice and accountability. The documents sought...
  • Snopes Scrubs Article On Obama's Mama's Picture-Porn: Excluded From Wayback Machine (Marcy Moore/s)

    06/16/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 105 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Unattributed
    It appears Snopes.com scrubbed their "report" on Obama's mom posing nude. When Snopes originally published their article they tagged the claim "undetermined" and then sometime later tagged it as "false" claiming the nude woman in the photos was Marcy Moore. Now Snopes pulled the article altogether and had the URL excluded from the Wayback Machine. Wonder why?
  • Young households ‘crushed’ by recession

    06/19/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    ny post ^ | 6-19-12 | PAUL THARP
    Young US households — those aged 35-to-44 — lost a stunning 59 percent of their wealth during the recession, a government report released yesterday revealed. That’s the stiffest hit of any age group, said the report from the US Census Bureau. The age group — typically struggling with mortgages, tuition bills and rising tax bills — makes up the backbone of America’s middle class. The losses were mainly due to the drop in the value of their homes during the 2005 through 2010 period, the report said
  • Google: Obama Administration Increases Requests for Content Removal

    06/18/2012 9:36:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/18/12 | Thomson/Reuters
    U.S. authorities are leading the charge as governments around the world pepper Google (GOOG) with more demands to remove online content and turn over information about people using its Internet search engine, YouTube video site and other services. Google provided a glimpse at the onslaught of government requests in a summary posted on its website late Sunday. The breakdown covers the final six months of last year. It's the fifth time that Google has released a six-month snapshot of government requests since the company engaged in a high-profile battle over online censorship with China's communist leadership in 2010. The country-by-country...
  • MSNBC left-leaning pundits turn on Obama after economic speech (Video)

    06/14/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies
    TheDC ^ | June 14, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    At the very end of MSNBC’s “NewsNation” hosted by Tamron Hall, immediately after President Barack Obama had wrapped up his much-ballyhooed economic speech from Cleveland on Thursday, MSNBC’s liberal-leaning pundits appeared to be less-than impressed. According to Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter, formerly of Newsweek, the speech was too long-winded to be effective. “I thought this honestly was one of the least successful speeches I’ve seen Barack Obama give in several years,” Alter said. “It was long-winded. He had a good argument to make. And at the beginning of the speech he seemed to be making it in a fairly compelling...
  • Solyndra layoffs larger than previously reported

    06/13/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Baycitizen.org ^ | 6/13/12 | Aaron Glantz
    On the day it closed, Solyndra said it was laying off 1,100 full-time and temporary employees. But 1,861 workers lost their jobs as the solar panel manufacturer shut its doors, according to U.S. Labor Department documents provided to The Bay Citizen under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents also show the Fremont-based company increased production in 2011, even though it failed to sell all the panels it made the previous year. By the time it closed last August, Solyndra had an unsold inventory of more than 23 megawatts – enough solar panels to power about 23,000 homes. Analysts said...
  • Navy’s Green Fleet Runs Into Fiscal Storm (Algae Based Bio-Fuels Cost 4X More Than Petroleum Fuels)

    06/10/2012 7:45:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    San Diego U-T ^ | June 9, 2012 | Jeanette Steele
    Navy’s green fleet runs into fiscal storm Demo still on for next month, includes San Diego ship Republicans in Congress are blocking the Navy’s march toward a future in which jets and ships run on biofuels, saying the “green” most in question is whether the United States has the money, with a shrinking military budget, to invest in a pricey fuel experiment. The Navy will demonstrate its “great green fleet” concept next month, a toe in the water toward easing the country away from dependence on unfriendly foreign oil. But opposition in Congress could push the effort onto the rocks...
  • Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible (Red State Punished?)

    06/02/2012 7:20:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 1, 2012 | By Matt Hardigree
    Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible The deliveries of the real Space Shuttles to their final resting places were grand events that created amazing images. Houston, which deserved a real d@mn shuttle, is getting a replica. And just in case Houstonians didn't know they were getting shortchanged, it was delivered on a plane but instead on a d@mn barge. Thanks, NASA. I'm not going to get into all the reasons why Houston didn't get a Space Shuttle as it might be mistaken as saying someone else doesn't deserve one. Clearly, both D.C. and Los Angeles...
  • SOLYNDRA - For Sale 47488 Kato Rd., Fremont CA (On The Chopping Block)

    SOLYNDRA For Sale Property Size Total building area is approximately 411,618 square feet (excluding mezzanine) o Manufacturing area: 287,448 square feet single story o Office building: 37,210 square feet two-story o Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) area: 86,960 square feet usable o Expandable to 739,232 square feet Building Highlights • Highly visible world class manufacturing facility • Frontage along Interstate 880 and Kato Road • Headquarters style office area constructed to LEED Gold Standards • Construction completed in October of 2010 • The total electrical service: 22 Megawatts • Facility is backed up by 2 diesel generators each with 2...
  • Obama Gains Key Reelection Endorsements

    05/21/2012 2:42:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 May 2012 | John Semmens
    The Communist Party of the United States announced it is supporting Barack Obama’s reelection bid. “It used to be that we had to run our own candidates for public office,” recounted Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA. “In recent years, though, we’ve found a huge overlap with many of the candidates running on the Democratic ticket. Of these, President Obama is the best of the lot.” Webb hastened to point out that “this doesn’t mean we are totally satisfied with everything he has done in his first term. The airwaves haven’t yet been cleared of fascist propaganda. Capitalists...
  • Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

    05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 207 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 20, 2012 | Forbes OpEd
    A proposed Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which has been signed by President Obama but not yet ratified by Congress, will subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy. If approved, it will grant a Kingston, Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority (ISA) the power to regulate deep-sea oil exploration, seabed mining, and fishing rights. As part of the deal, as much as 7% of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast will be forked over to ISA for redistribution to poorer, landlocked...
  • Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

    05/20/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT · by thouworm · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    “I just don’t want to see something this significant – whatever the pros and cons – go through without anyone noticing,” “ says one source on the Hill, who is disturbed by the law. According to this source, the law would allow "U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population." The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes the protection for Americans,” says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. “It removes oversight...
  • CNN Plays Dirty Too

    05/17/2012 4:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I first heard it two, perhaps two and a half years ago. A sage sitting in his New York City office pronounced it. Said the sage to me: "This is going to be the dirtiest presidential campaign in history." I would pass on my prescient friend's name, but he is a gentleman of high profile. It would be best if he were to continue his life unmolested by the Living Saint in the White House, whom a benighted majority of Americanos deposited there in 2009. Now, roughly six months from Election Day, I fear my friend was right....
  • Obama Inserts Himself in White House Bios of Past Presidents

    05/15/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The White House website has always featured biographies of past presidents. The biographies are largely designed for students, so they can research the history of the White House occupants; the text is taken from The Presidents of the United States of America, by Michael Beschloss and Hugh Sidey. Now, however, President Obama has decided that those other presidential biographies weren’t complete without a sentence about him. Seriously. As it turns out, all past presidents are just a window into President Obama’s grand accomplishments. Here are some examples: President Calvin Coolidge: “On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president...
  • Beach Boys Singer Bruce Johnston, 'Obama's a Socialist A-Hole'

    05/11/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5-11-12 | Bruce Johnston
    <p>Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston.</p>
  • 'Julia': Cradle to grave under Obama rule

    05/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 5-4-12 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. … The Obama campaign revives the concept of “cradle to grave” as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.
  • Das "Forward": Where Do You Think They Got That Idea?

    05/02/2012 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The Obama re-election campaign has moved on from the 2008 campaign slogan, "Change we can believe in." Yesterday Team Obama introduced the 2012 version – "Forward" – complete with a seven minute video.  But, it immediately raised some eyebrows among the politically astute. Victor Morton at the Washington Times recognized that Forward is "a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism."  Gee, I wonder why anybody closely connected to Barack Obama would come up with that idea? The following is an excerpt and a link to Morton's article: Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the...
  • The False Modesty of 'Nerds'

    05/02/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there). Anyway, if you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or...
  • Activist Chen Guangcheng wants to leave China, says authorities threatened to beat wife to death

    05/02/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/2/2012 | AP
    Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said a U.S. official told him that Chinese authorities threatened to beat his wife to death had he not left the American Embassy. Speaking by phone from his hospital room in Beijing on Wednesday night, a shaken Chen told The Associated Press that U.S. officials relayed the threat from the Chinese side. After six days in hiding, Chen emerged from the embassy Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety. His account contrasts with earlier comments by Chen's supporters saying that he had vowed to stay in China to continue his activism. He...