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  • Apple, the tax-dodger? We certainly hope so. You should too.

    04/30/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    he New York Times disapprovingly writes that Apple avoids billions of dollars in taxes each year. And this is a bad thing? The New York Times reported Apple “paid cash taxes of $3.3 billion around the world on its reported profits of $34.2 billion last year, a tax rate of 9.8%. . . .
  • Someone is taking on cronyism, stories and videos here

    04/30/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT · by wewillnotcomply
    With all the cronyism occurring right now, it is good to see this site, which has dozens of specific examples of cronyism occurring between business and government, and breaks it down by local and state level too. For example, not surprisingly, California has quite a few examples. Here are some recent stories there: Missouri company walks away with $2.4 million from state, cuts jobsCronyism Undermines the Beneficial Role of Business in SocietyDodd-Frank and the expansion of crony capitalismIf you like the page there is a Facebook effort too, go and support it: http://cronychronicles.org/facebook
  • FCC: The Worst Agency Nobody Cares About

    04/30/2012 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 1 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 04/30/2012 | Shout Bits
    The Obama Administration is unusually adept at regulating its political agenda. When Congress declined to pass cap and trade laws, Pres. Obama's EPA issued two new rules outlawing coal electricity – really. When Congress declined to pass card check legislation to ease union drives, the NLRB responded by cutting the debate that should precede a union vote. Most recently, the Supreme Court decided that corporations had a right to political speech. Pres. Obama responded by calling out Romney donors to silence them. Further, the FCC has issued a new rule requiring the disclosure of any organization that engages in political...
  • “TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001″

    04/30/2012 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-12 | Wordsmith
    The hub for conterterrorism operations is the CTC's Global Response Center. At its entrance is a three-foot by three-foot sign that says, TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001. It's a reminder of the urgency required to combat global terrorism. Along the wall are two photos of the World Trade Center and one of the Pentagon after the attacks. -Ronald Kessler, The Terrorist Watch, pg 188 A portrait of bin Laden burns in New Delhi on Sept. 21, 2001, after terrorism protesters set his effigyaflame. A report released in 2004 showed that not all those working with bin Laden have accorded him...
  • Only Two Things In Life Are Forever

    04/30/2012 10:35:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • The final deal-killer for California’s high-speed rail

    04/30/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    For the sake of argument, let’s concede the high-speed rail will cost only $68 billion as most recently advertised. Of course, it will cost far more, probably even more than the $98 billion to $117 billion previously estimated, and certainly nowhere close to the $33 billion originally estimated. But let’s give them that. For the sake of argument. And let’s concede, for the sake of argument . . .
  • DNC Chair Denies Need for Budget

    04/30/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 April 2012 | John Semmens
    It has been three years since Congressional Democrats have passed a budget. Annual efforts by the Republican-controlled House to get a budget enacted have been blocked by the Democrat-controlled Senate. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairperson, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla) insisted that “the absence of a budget isn’t the President’s fault. He’s given us two budgets in the last two years. He can’t be blamed if Republicans won’t go along.” Neither of Obama’s two budgets received a single vote from any member of congress from either party. Wasserman-Schultz was unable to explain this total lack of support. She speculated that “I...
  • Fluke At Georgetown

    04/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy. Invited by a student group, with the aid of a faculty member, Fluke recently made her case to Georgetown undergrads. All of the above may be complicit in misinforming Georgetown’s student body. Although the event was closed to the press, an intern from the Young America’s Foundation, who attends Georgetown, provided an account to the Cybercast News Service (CNS). “The majority of Fluke’s talk centered around her...
  • America’s Bataan Death March toward Socialism prodded along at the point of Obama’s bayonet

    04/30/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | George Splevin, staff writer
    A bone chilling video that should scare the daylights out of every United States citizen is making the rounds as Lt. Gen. (Ret) W. G. Boykin warns us in no uncertain terms that Barack Obama and his administration is marching this country into Marxism at an alarming speed. And if you still don’t believe the Green Beret, just review and send comments to Notre Dame President John Jenkins because a far left group is asking the IRS to remove a Catholic Diocese’s tax exempt status because Catholic principles are being preached inside the Peoria Catholic Church. Email Father Jenkins at...
  • Saint Mary's Church in Seattle deserves better than Tricia Wittmann-Todd

    04/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tricia Wittmann-Todd, the "pastoral life coordinator" who refused to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's same-sex "marriage" law, even though Archbishop J. Peter Sartain asked parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to do so, is at it again. This time, in her weekly message to parishioners of St. Mary's Church in Seattle, Tricia is commenting on the sixth and seventh chapter of Acts to imply that same-sex unions are called for because of the demands of "justice." She writes, "This story is a good reminder that ours is a very long and...
  • Images from Dallas - Ft Worth Airport

    04/30/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's a group of very special ladies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who make 'neck pillows' for soldiers coming through Dallas Fort Worth airport. They head up there and meet the incoming planes every single week just to greet the soldiers who are returning home for a few weeks of R-n-R. These patriotic Texas women give them a pillow, let the troops know that they pray for them, then thank them for their service. And one of these wonderful ladies took the following pictures... she noted that everyone was quite surprised to see George and Laura Bush suddenly standing...
  • U.S. Seeks to Improve Municipal Emergency Communications -- in Turkey

    04/30/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Significant steps have been taken since 9/11 to increase the interoperability of communications systems among emergency service providers; the U.S. government, however, is stepping up efforts to coordinate such efforts in one particular city: the Turkish city of Istanbul. The incompatibility of systems used by dozens of emergency and municipal service providers across Istanbul is negatively affecting that city's disaster preparedness. Conequently, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) is assisting the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, known as the IBB, in its consolidation of 41 operations centers. According to a USTDA solicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via...
  • The Empire of Poverty

    04/30/2012 3:37:12 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Controlling a large number of people isn't easy. The United States alone consists of 312 million people spread out across nearly 4 million square miles. Add on nearly 500 million for the population of the European Union and another nearly 4 million square miles of territory. Then pile on Canada with 34 million people and another 4 million square miles, Australia with 22 million and 3 million square miles and a few other stragglers here and there, and the postmodern rulers of the progressive empire have to cope with nearly a billion people spread out across 15 million square miles....
  • Solyndra Was Not The Only Failure

    04/30/2012 2:30:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | Warren Beatty
    ....Obama was emphatic about how recovery money was to be spent......Eighty percent of the Department of Energy's (DOE) green loans, loan guarantees, and grants went to Obama backers.... ...In March 2011, for example, the GAO examined the first 18 loans that were approved and found that none were properly documented. ... No notes were kept during the review process..... Schweizer concludes, "DOE Inspector General Gregory Friedman......testified that contracts have been steered to "friends and family." So with all that in mind, let's turn our attention to what has actually happened since Obama took office. * SunPower, after receiving $1.5 billion...
  • Obama: The Cool Preezy

    04/29/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 25 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Kevin Reagan
    After watching President Obama’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon the other night, I have decided that the president is too cool. And judging from the response I’ve seen across the Twitterverse and Facebook, so have many naďve and poorly informed members of my generation. Obama’s appearance, like everything else he does on a daily basis, was a calculating campaign move targeting a specific demographic. His opposition to the rising interest rates on student loans is a show intended to shore up his support among college students and recent college graduates. It will last only as long as it takes for him...
  • Anti-Asian Bias and the False Premise of Forced Diversity

    04/29/2012 11:51:14 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 8 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Luke Stibbs
    In today’s society, conservatives are constantly lectured about fairness. The stereotype that conservatives don’t like minorities and want them to fail is a bit ridiculous. Now, as most conservatives would argue, we aren’t actually about injustice (who is?); we simply find intrinsic and extrinsic value in merit. Well-rounded, hardworking academics should have a better chance at getting into the top universities. Liberals claim that we need programs like affirmative action to ensure that minority participation isn’t hindered by racial profiling. This is a classic example of the left trying to implement justice and make nothing about race when actually, they...
  • Jews and Conservatism: An Interview with YJC President David Milstein

    04/29/2012 11:48:57 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 5 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Gabriella Hoffman
    American Jews are re-evaluating their support for President Obama and the Democrat Party. Although Jewish voters historically gravitate to the American Left, there is a noticeable shift in their voting behavior of late. What best explains this? Many Jews are disgruntled with Obama’s poor treatment of Israel. In 2011, President Obama called for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders – a move criticized by many for suggesting Israel return to “indefensible ‘Auschwitz’ borders.” This sentiment was affirmed in NY-09’s special election to replace disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner – a contest in a heavily Jewish, pro-Israel district. Bob Turner campaigned...
  • Is George Zimmerman on Your Campus? (A large pail, sack or bowl is suggested)

    04/29/2012 10:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Diverse Issues In Higher Education ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dr. Emery Petchauer
    In the weeks leading up to the arrest of George Zimmerman, many people were shocked to find him on campus at Ohio State University. Of course, he wasn’t there in physical form, but his name and the phrase “Long live George Zimmerman” was written (presumably by a student) on the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center at Ohio State. This was a stunning and ugly act, analogous to racial slurs on campus walls, nooses on professors’ doors, and “ghetto”-themed parties that have become common extracurricular activities on college campuses. The response of the Ohio State administration is emblematic of most...
  • 60 Minutes Steers Christians Against Israel

    04/29/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9:06 AM, Apr 28, 2012 | Mark Tooley
    Last Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast “Christians of the Holy Land,” by Bob Simon, largely blaming Israel for an exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. The showing coincides with a growing international campaign to portray Israel as anti-Christian, showcasing Palestinian Christians as evidence. “Palestinian Christians, once a powerful minority, are becoming the invisible people, squeezed between a growing Muslim majority and burgeoning Israeli settlements,” the segment opened. “Israel has occupied the West Bank for 45 years.” But the harsher indictment came from a Palestinian Lutheran pastor and critic of Israel. “If you see what's happening in the West Bank,...
  • GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on

    04/29/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT · by iontheball · 34 replies
    WND ^ | April 29, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    When it came to investigating Obama’s eligibility, however, Adams – who is now running for the U.S. House – said he feared Congress standing up to the chief executive would trigger “a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.” Further, Adams questioned whether an investigation by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio – determining probable cause to suspect the White House presented forged documents as “proof” of Obama’s eligibility – lends “credibility” to the case.
  • It's A free Country

    04/29/2012 7:22:40 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 16 replies
    4-29-12 | Self
    After that fateful day of September 11th, 2001, Americans had a since of pride and stood hand in hand together simply because they were America. However, people did not rejoice in being American simply because they were American. They rejoiced because our enemy reminded us of the many things we take for granted such as our life, liberty, our pursuit of happiness, and our rights that protect us from becoming slaves to an oppressive state. A phrase that used to be coined throughout American culture was revitalized at this time: “It's a free country, let me do what I want.”...
  • Barack Obama is the Metrosexual President

    04/29/2012 6:08:42 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/29/12 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama was just called the metrosexual president. I examine this idea with some humor and come to a different conclusion.
  • Pathological Politics – Predatory Partners and Persecuting Patriots

    04/29/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.28.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    In the notorious tradition of Nixon’s Enemies List, Obama is now openly persecuting patriots at every opportunity. He tries to shame them, taint them, marginalize them and if all that doesn’t work, he sends goons after them and either imprisons them or threatens them with imprisonment. He’s using every agency at his disposal, with a special emphasis on the EPA, FDA, IRS, SEC, ATF and Fish and Wildlife authorities. And he has hired a whole governmental ‘army’ to enforce his dictates and go after his enemies. Welcome to the American Stasi. We have watched how Obama smears those who would...
  • We Can Balance the Budget. Right Now – No Tricks, No Gimmicks, and No B.S.

    04/29/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-29-12 | Brother Bob
    We've got a federal debt problem, and our political leaders are not taking it seriously. Granted, Paul Ryan was ready to step up and give us a budget that will eventually get us back on the path to fiscal solvency, but even his suggestions were promptly scorched by our president, whose own budget proposal was such an excellent idea that it got rejected unanimously by the Democrat controlled Senate. One of the biggest problems with getting any kind of spending reforms in Washington is that to most people the federal debt is some distant issue, or worse, something that can...
  • Congressman Groped by TSA Agent

    04/29/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Representative Francisco Canseco (R-Texas) took offense when a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent grabbed his penis during a “routine” pat down at the San Antonio Airport. The Congressman’s effort to push the agent’s hand aside was characterized as “an assault” that “impeded security protocols” by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Charges may be pending. “Nothing must be allowed to interfere with our efforts to keep this nation secure from threats,” Napolitano said. “It is essential that everyone fully comply with the procedures of the TSA. Thorough searches of sensitive areas are essential. To put them off-limits would be to invite...
  • The good, bad and ugly in California

    04/29/2012 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 4-29-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Prison crowding seems to be improving, but the bullet train still lives and Gov. Brown still pursues billions more from an overtaxed populace. . . .
  • Is it time to boycott Florida? (Cover the keyboard in Saran Wrap)

    04/29/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 29, 2012 | Bryian Revoner
    In the midst of this controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law issue in the Trayvon Martin case and in the Marissa Alexander case, three key questions immediately come to mind. Question number one is how much injustice is this ‘Stand Your Ground’ law going to inflict on the public and on good, old-fashioned common sense before it is either revised or repealed? Question number two would have to be is this barefaced differentiation in the applying of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in regards to both of these cases a direct reflection of the ‘War on Women’, a war on minorities,...
  • First Family’s Lavish Vacations Defended

    04/29/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Since President Barack Obama assumed office the First Family has racked up a total of 17 vacations. This is nearly five times the number of excursions taken by a typical American family over that time span. Costs are also a sore point. One trip to Spain hit up taxpayers for almost $500,000. The high costs are not really the Obamas’ fault explained First Lady Michelle. “It’s only because Barack is the President that the cost is so high,” she argued. “We are hostages to the office. Everywhere we go we have to be accompanied by an entourage of bodyguards and...
  • One Small Town, One Terrible Lesson

    04/29/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 20 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 29, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the liberation of Dachau… For eleven centuries, it was just another town. Founded in what is now southern Germany sometime before the early 800s A.D. (the first documented deed is dated 805), Dachau was home to merchants, farmers, millers, and brewers, like a hundred other towns in Bavaria for 1100 years. In the 1800s, it became known for its artists’ colony. But all that was to be forgotten when the world learned of what had gone on near this town, in the twelve years from 1933 to 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist...
  • Making the Hard Measures

    04/29/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-29-12 | Wordsmith
    “The secret authorization of brutal interrogations is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security. We must do whatever it takes to track down and capture or kill terrorists, but torture is not a part of the answer – it is a fundamental part of the problem with this administration’s approach. Torture is how you create enemies, not how you defeat them. Torture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence. Torture is how you set back America’s standing in the world, not how you strengthen it.”-Senator Obama, 2007 "I believe that waterboarding...
  • For their next exploding cigar, the Democrats chose polygamy.

    04/29/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT · by sdcraigo · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    For their next exploding cigar, the Democrats chose polygamy... Just for the record, Romney's father was not a polygamist; Romney's grandfather was not a polygamist; his great-grandfather was a polygamist... Meanwhile, back in the female-friendly party, Obama's father was a polygamist; his grandfather was a polygamist; and his great-grandfather was a polygamist who had one more wife (five in total) than Romney's great-grandfather. Obama is the first male in his line not to be a polygamist...
  • Legislators not required to consider Constitutionality of the laws they enact

    04/29/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/2012 | Doug Book
    On April 25th the Tennessee State Senate voted unanimously to allow federal and state law enforcement officials full access to the medical records of the citizens of Tennessee. According to SB 2407, “…state and federal law enforcement personnel authorized to have access under 53-10-306 shall be permitted to have real time electronic access to the database…” The statute continues by stating that access is permitted “without the necessity of obtaining a search warrant.” It is a law which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2012 as “the public welfare [requires] it.”(1) Outraged Tennessee residents who wrote and...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    04/29/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 29, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week... LMAObama    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Secret Service Scandal No Security Breach?

    04/29/2012 9:38:51 AM PDT · by evilrooster · 9 replies
    Leave it to this administration to add a whole new meaning to the word spin! "The White House's top counter-terrorism adviser [John Brennan] says the Secret Service prostitution scandal did not expose weak spots in the president's security" - USA Today Despite the administration’s statement to the contrary, this incident did, in fact, expose weak spots in the President’s security. Simply stated, members of the security detail were enticed away from their assigned duties by several ample bosomed females willing to provide sexual favors. That in itself constitutes a breach in security, whether the women were agents of a foreign government or not.It’s a known...
  • Media Bias - 2x More Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan under Obama than 8 years of Bush - No Outrage

    04/29/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 17 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/29/12 | David Bellow
    There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties 1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE? I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now it is not on the front page or sometimes not even...
  • George Zimmerman: Afro-Peruvian White Hispanic Obama soul brother didn’t want a gun

    04/29/2012 4:38:23 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The deeper we dig into the Zimmerman-Martin case the more we prove the media’s narrative about George Zimmerman is filled with lies half truths and distortions. Based on new information, Zimmerman did not willingly purchase a gun. That came as a last resort to end the problem ……..neighbor’s pit bull who was continually menacing his family’s dog. After repeatedly calling authorities for help……. Zimmerman asked Seminole County Animal Control Officer if he should buy pepper spray to use against the pit bull. He was told it would do little good since pepper spray took two or three seconds it to...
  • The Flying Car Culture

    04/29/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | April 28th, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every now and then a hobbyist inspired by splashy magazine covers featuring art deco cities and soaring vehicles full of the cheerful people of the future puts together a flying car. The result is noted chiefly for its novelty and then everyone moves along because we aren't a flying car culture. From the bottom up we might long to soar above the highways, but from the top down we are a light rail culture, a biodegradable house culture and a guard rail culture. For the people at the top the flying car should be able to fit in a closet,...
  • Acme Sharpened Pikes Report to Stockholders

    04/29/2012 3:22:59 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    This Report highlights for our stockholders some of the events taking place in Washington DC and the consequences of those developments on our profit picture this year. We believe this is an exciting time of opportunity for our sharpened pike business and believe our timely entry into the business of providing citizens with a means of demonstrating their displeasure with their government and our convenient locations in Washington, D.C. and around the country foretells a banner year for Acme and its stockholders.
  • And the Red Ink Flows Freely on the Red Line

    04/28/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 28, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What Chicagoans now call The Red Line is a century-old commuter train, part of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It runs all the way from Howard Street on the north to 95th Street on the south. As Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah famously said of nearby Lake Shore Drive, it’ll take you “from rags on up to riches” in just fifteen minutes. But unlike the scenic LSD, this train line can also give you a close-up view of some pretty rough neighborhoods, making some stations very dangerous. And the more dangerous a place is, the more you put off repairing it, until the cost...
  • Breitbart.com will NOT have an Obama bombshell video

    04/28/2012 4:47:19 PM PDT · by rightjb · 136 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/28/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Steve Bannon Says Breitbart Will Not Have an Obama Bombshell | @PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People | http://bit.ly/JtyXFx I have just spent two days at the True the Vote National Summit featuring James O’Keefe, Anita MonCrief, Christian Abrams, Pat Caddell, John Fund and many others. I wanted to rush two newsworthy items out before a much more thoughtful and comprehensive post tomorrow on the conference. The final speaker was the Executive Chairman of Breitbart.com and Sarah Palin THE UNDEFEATED Producer Steve Bannon who broke a bombshell by saying: Breitbart will not have a magic video that will change the election....
  • Federal Judge Enforces Sharia-Compliance in Ohio Prisons

    04/28/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/12 | Aurelius
    In 2011, death row inmate Abdul Awkal sued an Ohio prison because he was receiving non-halal food while in prison. As a consequence, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction banned all pork products in prison. This year, prisoner James Rivers filed a lawsuit arguing that pork should not be outright banned. He reasoned that, should Muslims not want to eat pork, they had the right to, but that it was discriminatory to ban pork for everyone. Additionally, the prison did offer meals without pork products in them before the ban. To reinforce Rivers's lawsuit, prison authorities argued that the...
  • Department of Labor Backs Down

    04/28/2012 1:51:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    The Department of Labor announced that it was withdrawing its proposed rule banning the employment of persons younger than 16 years of age on farms. “There are many hazards in agricultural work,” observed Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. “Dangerous machines, sharp tools, and large animals pose a threat to those working in this environment. Our aim was to protect children from being injured or worse. We had no idea that farm families routinely call upon their minor children to participate in undertaking the tasks of running the family business.” An outpouring of opposition to the proposed new rule from the...
  • Obama’s Ideal Government: California

    04/28/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    04/22 Obama’s Ideal Government: California Jennifer Rubin In a must-read Wall Street Journal interview with Joel Kotkin, the demographer explains the disastrous economic policies that have caused almost more 4 million people to leave the state than have arrived from other states. He explains: “The new regime” — his name for progressive apparatchiks who run California’s government — ”wants to destroy the essential reason why people move to California in order to protect their own lifestyles.” Housing is merely one front of what he calls the “progressive war on the middle class.” Another is the cap-and-trade law AB32, which will...
  • Another bogus attack by Media Matters

    04/28/2012 11:42:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | John Lott
    Just a couple of days ago, Media Matters had another list of false claims and I responded to their list here. Now Media Matters attacks an op-ed that I had at the New York Daily News. After David Brock's, the founder of Media Matters, hypocrisy in having Media Matters constantly attacking gun ownership while at the same time illegally having handguns publicly carried for his own self defense in Washington, DC, his organization continues its "do as I say, not as I do" policy. It is too bad that in the past Media Matters has refused to let me post...
  • Obama and his “Youth vote” had better prepare for “Grandparents’ revenge” in November

    04/28/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    With his support rapidly drying up among almost every group, Barack Obama has turned to the so called “youth vote.” He has personally visited, or sent a representative to, 130 college campuses across the country since March 2011. His obvious plan is to use the same lies he told in 2008 to appeal to people who have no life experience and don’t know any better. “They believed it then, maybe they’ll believe it now” is the Obama campaign motto, but is it working? Not yet, and nothing on the horizon suggests it will. In 2008 whatever Obama told the empty...
  • EPA Official Regrets Remarks

    04/28/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 administrator Al Armendariz apologized for boasting that the Obama Administration’s approach toward environmental enemies was to “crucify them.” Armendariz attributed his remarks to his misunderstanding of the scope of the President’s authority. “While it is agreed that the President is empowered to kill those he deems a threat, I have been advised by the Attorney General that actually crucifying them would be construed as ‘cruel and unusual,’” Armendariz said. “Only more covert methods are currently approved.” Armendariz acknowledged “the President’s right to impose whatever restrictions he sees fit. After all, he is our ruler....
  • Obama Does Bin Laden Sack Dance

    04/28/2012 10:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 27, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Sort of mixing my football metaphors here, but Obama made the haughty comment after the Bin Laden operation that he didn’t need to “spike the football.” Well, a change of heart came over the president and he made a web video bragging about offing the al-Qaeda chief: Fourteen million unemployed or underemployed Americans in an election year will have that effect on a president.Weekly Standard: The narrator in the ad is former President Bill Clinton.This latest ad contradicts President Obama’s own pledge after he took out bin Laden. “You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Obama told...
  • Obama’s Shameful Disrespect of Seal Team 6

    04/28/2012 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Macsmind.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | MacRanger
    Got a problem with Obama’s using the succesfull mission of Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden as a political weapon. Shameful. But even more so, it’s a misrepresentation of his role. “Only the memo doesn’t show a gutsy call. It doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong. It shows a CYA maneuver by the White House.The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven. So the notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage...
  • Not All Capitalism Is Created Equal

    04/28/2012 9:56:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-28-12 | Michael Henkins
    Without a doubt one of the two must underrated sites on the internet is Intellectual Takeout. It’s a place where questions are answered filtering out the bias of the political spectrum. I love this site for the challenges it presents to its readers to think beyond themselves and their world view. A few days ago I stumbled upon a gem. It goes a long way into understanding what is bubbling in the belly of the Conservative political gut. It takes on Capitalism as preached by those in power and Capitalism as understood by the conservative/libertarian voter. They are definitely...
  • There Are No Coincidences

    04/28/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 28 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    Yesterday, the BATFE held a briefing for the media on the results regarding traces of firearms recovered in Mexico. Reporters that attended this briefing were not allowed any cameras, recording devices, or video equipment. They were only allowed pen and paper to take notes. Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com tweeted after the event that the moment they got into the briefing they were given a flash drive with the statistics. The data released show that 68% of the guns submitted for tracing originated in the United States. Note that is only the guns submitted by the Mexican government. Moreover, as Larry...