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  • Good News: First Responders Are Now Receiving Training to Deal With Exploding Chevy Volts

    05/08/2012 9:24:23 AM PDT · by radioone · 11 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | May 07, 2012 | Doug Ross
    I wonder how much CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere when a Chevy Volt explodes? The list of required knowledge for first responders gets longer all the time. Now firefighters are being alerted to potential danger during rescue procedures involving hybrid or electric vehicles... At a conference of in Las Vegas this weekend, the National Fire Protection Association provided a day of training for trainers — firefighters who will return home to share with their ranks practical knowledge about the cars. Safely disabling the the batteries tops the list. High-voltage batteries that operate the vehicle systems carry enough juice to...
  • Can We Taxpayers Expect Anything From “Julia?”

    05/08/2012 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-12 | Warren Beatty
    On Thursday, April 3, 2012, the Barack Obama re-election campaign released “The Life of Julia.” In it are 12 stages in the life of “Julia,” a fictional woman used to demonstrate how Obama’s policies would help her. Throughout the stages in her life, Julia is depicted as someone who benefits from the programs either created by or funded by Obama. The obvious message is that a vote for Obama will keep the largesse flowing for all, not just fictional Julia. One very real problem with the “Julia” concept is that throughout the 12 stages nowhere is it mentioned that...
  • GenVeg: WTF?

    05/08/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-08-2012 | MOTUS
    Have you heard about the GenVeg campaign? No, it’s not a new youth-vote drive. It’s a collaboration between Birdseye and Lady M to promote their frozen vegetables and her No Child’s Fat Behind program. The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity crisis, today announced that Birds Eye, America's leading vegetable company, is launching a three-year effort to encourage kids to look at vegetables in a whole new way. "Birds Eye understands that talking to kids differently about eating their vegetables is...
  • Cher "Can't Breathe Same Air As Racist,Homophobe Romney" Homophobia May Have Saved Chaztity

    05/08/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 54 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/08/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Cher Tweets "@cher "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters" And again, @cher "TOO HARSH ? Thats me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN & People striving 4 a Better LIFE !" Finally,(Mercifully) @cher "Tell The Truth (lyric of new song) Supreme Court GONE,Women & Children Left Behind! GOD HELP US !" What the heck happened to Cher? Dumped Sonny. Too many drugs with Gregg Allman? Hired a lesbian sitter for Chastity....
  • Free Republic's Jim Robinson Makes the Turn

    05/08/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT · by haakondahl · 179 replies
    Free Republic's Jim Robinson Makes the Turn punish RINOs in the House I respect those who are still die-hard for beating Romney, but that is yesterday’s fight. The danger is not in seeming inconsistent–trust me; we left marks all over that Romney fellow, and he will not forget us. Maybe next time we will unseat him like we are about to do to Lugar, and a number of other RINOs. And this is the fight for today: punish RINOs in the House and especially Lugar in the Senate. Tomorrow’s fight is back to the White House to get Obama out...
  • Battleground State voters saying “I’m voting for “What’s His Name,not Obama!”

    05/08/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    In 2002 to the surprise of no careful observer, Democrat Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was beaten in a primary and rendered unable to run for re-election. McKinney was defeated rather easily (58/42) by Denise Majette a first time candidate. Ordinarily this local primary would have little significance, but the results of a McLaughlin and Associates poll done two weeks before that Election day changes that view. The survey found that Majette had a slight lead, but the really startling news was that while McKinney enjoyed over a 90% name recognition rate, just 28% knew who her opponent was. In other...
  • Israel's Peace Disease

    05/08/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish | Monday, May 07, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the last twenty years Israel has been swept into an obsession with few parallels except to the Dutch Tulip economy. Except instead of tulips, its commodity of choice is an even more insubstantial thing, the faint promise of peace. Peace fever is the disease consuming Israel as surely as the Black Death took Europe. If the Dutch traded fortunes for flowers, the Israelis have traded away most of their territory for worthless pieces of paper that last about as long as tulips do. Mostly, like Madoff's investments, after they wither and die it turns out that they were never...
  • US debt..in simple terms...

    05/08/2012 5:35:50 AM PDT · by Mich1193 · 8 replies
    Liberty.com ^ | 05/07/2012 | Liberty.com
    Lesson # 1: * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000 Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700 * Money the family spent: $38,200 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500 * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710 * Total budget cuts: $385 Got It ?? OK. Now, Lesson # 2: Another way to look at the Debt Ceiling: Let's say you come home from work and find there’s been a sewer backup in your...
  • WND Helps Expose Child Porn Scourge on Facebook

    05/08/2012 4:43:39 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/08/12 | Gina Miller
    WND’s Chelsea Schilling is a brave lady. She courageously took an assignment to go undercover on Facebook to expose the darkest, most sickening aspect of that social network: prevalent child rape imagery and video. The result of her gut-twisting investigation is a four-part series being published this week at WND. Part one, titled, “Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages,” was published on Sunday. For the many millions of Facebook users, this is new information. As Ms. Schilling reports, not many people are aware that this side of Facebook exists. She is shining the light on this depraved, criminal enterprise, and...
  • Now Let Them Tremble

    05/07/2012 9:56:03 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 19 replies
    4/7/12 | Self
    Election season is in full swing and this election will decide whether America continue it's road to a corrupt system of Federal overreach or whether America will return to the Founder's intent. It has also become clear that this election will become violent in major cities across the country and the use of fear will be used heavily by the Obama Administration in order to win your vote or convince you not to vote (which is the same thing). Obama will endorse the Occupy Movement throughout these next months and the more he claims they speak for the country, the...
  • Appropriate Actions! Eric Holder Speaks On Trayvon Martin (DETAILS)

    05/07/2012 8:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Global Grind ^ | May 7, 2012
    Overcoming injustice and eliminating disparities is something that America still struggles with, as the case of Trayvon Martin has become national news. In a speech to the Detroit chapter of the NAACP on Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder mentioned the case of Trayvon while talking about the violence and crime involving young people in today’s inner cities. As Holder told the NAACP: "This (violence) is an issue that has -– rightly -– garnered significant national attention in recent months, as our nation has struggled to make sense of the tragic shooting death of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin. As...
  • Why Barack Sarkozy lost

    05/07/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-12 | DrJohn
    It turns out that left wingers really do believe in unicorns. Even in France. François Hollande has defeated Nicolas Sarkozy in the French Presidential election. Honestly, sometimes it's not easy to take the French people seriously. Hollande made a number of campaign promises, including Hollande wants to renegotiate a hard-won European treaty on budget cuts that Germany's Angela Merkel and Sarkozy had championed. He wants more government stimulus, and more government spending in general despite concerns from markets that France needs to urgently trim its huge debts. and Hollande’s win represents a groundshift in European politics; with a socialist president,...
  • The campaign is underway. What do you think Obama’s bragging about? Obamacare? Not exactly…

    05/07/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    In case you missed it, the presidential campaign is underway. How do we know? That’s a good point, actually, because the incumbent has been campaigning non-stop ever since his last campaign ended. But TV ads are rolling out, so this must indicate a new phase, at least, if not the starting point. What, you may ask, is President Barack Obama pointing to as his great accomplishment? First, ask yourself . . .
  • Dudley Baker Gives the Inside Scoop on Insiders--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Dudley Baker of PreciousMetalsWarrants.com and TheGreedyGuru.com joined us for another look at the recently decimated precious metals mining sector. While markets like we've had lately may try men's souls, he's confident sooner rather than later, this value and other economic factors will result in a swarm of investors gobbling up these shares. Insider buying, a crucial indicator for Dudley's model, has been trending up in a number of miners, and this is probably good news for investors. Dudley gets up-to-the-minute updates on insiders purchases and sales and presents them regularly in his database, along with stocks that have...
  • Greece Will Experience Hyper Inflation and So Will the Rest of Europe--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 9 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: "Ranting" Andy Hoffman was with us today to review the ever declining and disintegrating world economy and to offer us his weekly insight into the precious metals markets. While gold and silver prices have been under repeated attack, Spain, Portugal and Italy have become complete basket-cases. Add to that, the election of a socialist government over the weekend in France, declining support for Merkel in Germany, and Conservative Party losses in England, and you have the prescription for a hyper-inflationary bust. In Greece, the major parties only received 35 percent of the vote, with the majority being split...
  • Liberals Exploit Junior Seau Suicide to undermine America's Sport

    05/07/2012 2:12:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 15 replies
    These phony bastards do not care about the health or well being of football players. They care about total domination of American's. They care about crushing American traditions. They care about subjugation AND OF COURSE - They care about opening the door to lawsuits because they are the party of, for and by the trial lawyetr SCUM of the Earth... (video)
  • Taxes: the best and worst of times, and …

    05/07/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    There’s good news today. And bad. Both have to do with taxes, that bane of civilization in which some men decide other men must part with their money, mostly to spend on what some men have deemed to be more important than what the other men, the ones who earned the dough, may have in mind. If you missed our column Sunday on the ruckus over Apple minimizing its tax bite, you can read it here...
  • May Day 2012 (Marxists, Communists, and Librarians)

    05/07/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 7, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the hallmarks of demonstrations organized by the left-as anyone who lives in this city can attest-is a consistently muddled message-or assemblage of messages-which often has little bearing on the theme ostensibly animating the protest movement in question. I’m not sure if the occupiers displaying the words of anti-USSR, Marxist Polish philosopher-turned anti-Marxist Solidarity activist-Leszek Kolakowski appreciate their import-considering the number of CCCP t-shirts and Soviet flags I saw displayed throughout May Day, I doubt most of them do. However, the Kolakowski quote did strike an ironic note when juxtaposed against the sea of slogans chanted by protesters this...
  • Chart of America's Welfare State

    05/07/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 11 replies
    Liberty.com ^ | 05/07/2012 | Liberty.com
    There was a little mentioned tangent to last Friday's very disappointing NFP print of +115,000 (driven by a surge in temp jobs offsetting a collapse in full time positions): as David Rosenberg notes, the jobs number was about half of another far more important number - that of Americans applying for disability , which in April was +225,000. He continues: "this is the new stealth stimulus program - so far in 2011, nearly one million Americans have applied for disability and year-to-date, 333k have actually enrolled (covering 539k family members). In total, more than five million people have been added...
  • Elizabeth Warren Provides Definitive Prove She's An Indian

    05/07/2012 11:50:16 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-7-12 | The Looking Spoon
    It explains why they sucked at baseball for such a long time prior to 1994...here's a detail of the card graphic. Not convinced?
  • Protect marriage vote results and turnout will tell the story for North Carolina Democrats

    05/07/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/7/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The results and turnout in tomorrow’s Primary Day voting in North Carolina will be an important indication of Barack Obama’s chances for holding the Tar Heel State in his column next November. Aside from the usual array of primary candidates from both Parties voters will be able to cast a ballot for or against Amendment One which will protect traditional marriage by banning same sex “marriage.” Already plagued by a Gay sexual harassment scandal hanging over the head of the outgoing Democrat State Chairman, the decision of its Democrat governor not to run for reelection and the specter of a...
  • You're A Debt Slave and You Don't Even Know It-Stefan Molyneux--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Stefan Molyneux of www.FreeDomainRadio.com visited with us today. Stefan's an early pioneer in getting the freedom message out to the world; he's been doing it since 2005. Millions of people have visited his site and downloaded his numerous philosophical and economic discussions. Stefan and I talked about the proper role of a citizen and what types of powers the government should wield and why. We both agree the world is heading for an economic reset, voluntary or involuntarily; it's going to take place. You need to be prepared for this. Stefan and I also discussed the administration's Julia...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • How To Make Friends By Arguing Religion

    05/07/2012 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 2 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 05/07/2012 | Shout Bits
    Many TV viewers are familiar with Dan Savage's media project It Gets Better, which is designed to chipper-up downtrodden gay youths. Not terribly surprisingly, Savage is also a partisan Democrat who has courted the support of many top Democrats such as Pres. Obama and Sec. Clinton. In a recent speech to some high school students, Savage blamed Christians and the Holy Bible for his perceived injustice against gays. Sadly, Savage displayed only enough biblical knowledge to be offensive. Savage's general theme is that modern society chooses to ignore some things in the Bible, so why not also ignore the proscription...
  • Obama's Lies & France's New, Hot, First Mistress

    05/07/2012 9:21:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-7-2012 | MOTUS
    Four words of the day: Lies, lies, damned lies. (h/t Juno) My, my my! Where is all this hostility coming from? Exhibit 1, from Jack Cashill: What Does “Composite Girl” Tell Us About Obama in which we are told: “the real problem with Dreams is the inexcusable dishonesty throughout the book. The promiscuous use of composites is merely a symptom of the larger problem.” Why doesn’t he just come right out and call Big Guy a liar? Oh wait. I guess he just did... ...Although the fact that Ms. Trierweiler once slapped a male colleague for making a “sexist” remark...
  • Muslim Brotherhood working to reelect Obama

    05/07/2012 8:59:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/7/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Eileen Toplansky reports that the Muslim Brotherhood is working to reelect President Obama. But first, let's go to the videotape. Mentioned in the YouTube presentation, The ISNA or Islamic Society of North America has been described by Islamic scholar Stephen Schwartz as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States." Furthermore, "according to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA 'is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation'; 'convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred' (for instance, al Qaeda...
  • Francois Hollande, the Socialist & Obama’s Twin, Wins France

    05/07/2012 8:53:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Indepent Sentinel.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Sara Noble
    Francois Hollande, the Socialist & Obama’s Twin, Wins France May 6, 2012 By Sara Noble You know what is really funny – funny ironic – not funny haha? Hollande, the new French socialist President, has the same platform as Obama, but we are not allowed to call Obama a socialist. The lamestream media is ignoring the similarities between the two men. Hollande is France’s third socialist president and Obama is our first. Francois Hollande wants to rollback the Merkozy austerity deal between Sarkozy and Merkel, increase spending, add government stimulus, tax the rich by bringing the highest tax rate to...
  • Flashes of honest reporting beg the question: Is the media bailing on Obama?

    05/07/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Of course there is no full-fledged media retreat from Barack Obama, but the number of gratuitous swipes …..certainly curious. All of these reports from various media outlets have been posted in just the last few weeks. None of them will be helpful to Obama’s re-election and all of them are the kind of reports heretofore found only in “new media” sources if at all. “….New York Times’ Arthur Brisbane called on “The Paper of Record” to determine “who is the real Obama?” Brisbane said that the Times hasn’t done much to help develop a true picture of the real Barack...
  • As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President

    05/07/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Liberty News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eric Odom
    As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President to White House Alternate Headline: France now joins the U.S. in electing fully socialist President. Move over, America. Barack Obama isn’t the only elected President to hold the label of socialist. Not in this day and time. Francois Hollande is the first socialist to run France in 17 years and from his campaign promises we learn he intends to further run the nation into the ground. This via a whopping 75% tax rate on those making more than a million euros a year, and 45%...
  • Obammunist Conundrum: No More Free Stuff

    05/07/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 7, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Or: 'It's over, idiots' The folks who are getting the free stuff do not like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff... So the folks who are paying for the free stuff want  the much-swollen flow of free stuff to stop. But amazingly, the folks who are getting all this free stuff want even more free stuff on-top of the (undeserved) free stuff they are already getting! Now, the people who are forcing people...
  • What if our Politicians were Avengers?

    05/07/2012 7:43:43 AM PDT · by amylutz4 · 16 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | May 7, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    I like superhero movies just as much as the next person. Ok, maybe more than the next person. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that I was one of the first in line for The Avengers movie last Friday night. Besides a brief cameo by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, I can say the movie exceeded my expectations. However, as I walked out of the theater, still reeling from the 3D action scenes and suspense, a question popped into my head. What if politicians were a bit more like The Avengers? No, I’m not expecting Barney Frank...
  • Dick Lugar's political twilight? (Bye Dick!)

    05/07/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 5/7/12 | David Catanese
    ANDERSON, Ind. — Just days before his first competitive election since Gerald Ford was president, Dick Lugar is standing before a municipal power plant here extolling the value of his international Rolodex — a list he boasts is longer than that of “any other public servant in Congress.” “We have, because of the years gone by, at least two world leaders coming through our office every week,” the six-term Republican senator told the small gathering of local energy leaders Friday afternoon in this county seat 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis. “Why does that make a difference? It makes a whole...
  • Uncomfortable Truths or Comforting Lies: Life on the Government Plantation

    05/07/2012 5:39:05 AM PDT · by 76revolution · 8 replies
    Founders Revolution ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott Strzelczyk
    Who owns you? Who owns your body? Who owns your life? Hopefully, everyone believes they are the owners of their lives and body. To believe someone else owns your body or your life is to believe in some form of slavery. Undoubtedly the word slavery conjures up thoughts and images of white plantation owners forcing blacks to work for them, treating them as property — chattel. While race was the issue in slavery as we know it in the United States, race isn’t the only factor. Slavery has been a worldwide issue for thousands of years. Women and children have...
  • Ever notice how the Arab oil interests control our economy?

    05/07/2012 5:14:29 AM PDT · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Subject: Ever notice how the Arab oil interests control our economy? Author: Chris Kloss Date: 13 Jul 2009 IMHO, if the price of oil had remained low, the financial crisis would have been of short duration. Oil price affects just about everything in our economy, not just gasoline for cars. A rapid increase in the price of oil requires a reallocation of the money people and businesses spend. Businesses must raise prices and, one result of this might be a lower demand. Businesses need more money to replace inventory. Persons and businesses on the edge cannot meet their financial obligations....
  • Winning the War

    05/07/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, May 06, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last President to have taken part in actual combat left office nearly twenty years ago. It's a little-remarked milestone buried amid a great deal of posturing by leaders who want to talk the talk without having walked the walk. Since then, we have gone from a draft dodger to a man who never had to bother dodging, a commentary on a generational shift from a period when military service was not alien to the Yale and Harvard campuses. Meanwhile, the country remains in a conflict without end. Obama will complete his pullouts on a campaign schedule, but that will...
  • Race: Open Conversations with Fox 8 News (Still lying about George Zimmerman)

    05/07/2012 2:58:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | May 6, 2012 | Bill Sheil
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The caller to the police in Sanford, Florida, made his suspicions clear. “He’s got his hands in his waistband,” George Zimmerman says, before adding, “and he’s a black male.” A few moments later, Zimmerman’s encounter with teenager Trayvon Martin, who was not armed, would leave Martin dead of a gunshot wound. It’s a shooting that sparked nationwide protests after Zimmerman was not initially arrested. He has now been charged, and maintains he acted in self-defense. But the story has opened up new conversations about race in America. Those conversations, though, are often vague and rarely personal. At...
  • Letter: Judge in Zimmerman case should recuse himself over online collections

    05/07/2012 2:33:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Palm ^ | May 7, 2012 | John Staab
    I was more than surprised to see where the judge presiding over George Zimmerman's case questioned the source of $200,000 collected online and donated to Zimmerman's defense fund. Given Zimmerman's modest stature in life, there were no donations from money moguls with deep pockets. These donations were from the rank and file of average American citizens with no expectation of reward from Zimmerman should he prevail. The judge knew this and it is obvious that he sided with Trayvon Martin's parents in wanting to know where the money came from, thereby casting a shadow of its legitimacy. Apparently the judge,...
  • Racial Preferences: Unfair and Ridiculous

    05/06/2012 10:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | May 7, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Washington Post editorial writer and liberal blogger Jonathan Capehart is puzzled. Why does the "non-issue" of Harvard Law professor and Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry "require so much attention?" he asked last week. When Warren was teaching at Pennsylvania, Texas and Houston law schools, she identified herself as Indian -- or, to be politically correct, Native American. Then she was hired at Harvard and dropped the Native American from her biographical description. Harvard Law today says it has one faculty member of Native American heritage. But it won't say which one. Capehart argues that this shouldn't matter...

    05/06/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the president’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D, Wilmette) became Mayor of Chicago, many expected him to use his many Washington contacts to bring some big business his way, and he delivered. Mayor Richard M. Daley had sought to bring the Olympics to Chicago… no such luck. But Emanuel did indeed deliver, if on a slightly lesser scale: in his first year, he secured two big meetings for Chicago, the first, a G-20 conference, and the second, a NATO summit. The G-20 meeting was quietly pulled, under cover of darkness, to be held at Camp David instead (good...
  • You Should Come to the NY Hard Assets Investment Conference

    05/06/2012 4:47:40 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/06/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    The Hard Assets Investment Conferences – New York, San Francisco, and Chicago – have been serving investors for more than 20 years. The conference differentiates itself from other investment conferences by delivering independent and credible content from natural resources expert investors and analysts. When investing in the resource sector, it is important to learn how to distinguish between the various categories of companies and make certain you select investments in the appropriate sector and risk category. The expert presenters at the Hard Assets Investment Conferences will provide you with the expertise and advice to help you best assess the opportunities....
  • Warren Campaign Hits Road Bump

    05/06/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, saw her campaign hit rough going over her claimed Native American ancestry. Not only is the highly diluted nature of her claim (by her own account, she is one-thirty-second Native American) dogging her, but her boast that her great-great-great grandfather killed and scalped General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 hasn’t gone over as well as she had hoped. Warren speculated that the negative reaction stems from sexism. “When Senator Kerry cut the ears off of the Viet Cong he...
  • French Elect Socialist President and Click Ruby Heels Saying “There is No Place Like Greece”

    05/06/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/06/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Francois Hollande defeated French President Nicolas Sarkozy as voters handed control of the second-biggest European economy to the Socialists for the first time in 17 years. Socialist Hollande’s simple solutions include: =Taxes *Impose a tax on financial transactions. *Impose a 75 percent income tax on earnings above 1 million euros ($1.32 million) and raise the rate to 45 percent for the income bracket between 150,000 euros and 1 million euros per year. *Repeal 29 billion euros of tax breaks over the next five years. *Increase total tax level to 46.9 percent in 2017 from 45.1 percent in 2012 (payroll and...
  • Freeper request...

    05/06/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 05/06/2012 | me
    Can anyone make a Julia type thing with obama on the golf course..Hole 1..osama dead...hole 2 GM alive..first two holes were great for the highlight real...but lets see if he finished under par...then we can list his failures and give him a golf score..What ya think?
  • Should taxes take bigger bite of Apple?

    05/06/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5-6-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Unlike the government (and unlike the New York Times), we come to celebrate Apple, not to bury it. The Times' recent headline about the Cupertino-based computer company was, "How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes." A couple of obvious conclusions may be drawn. Either, this is shameful. Or, this is admirable. You can read the Times story and draw your own conclusion about that paper's conclusion. You can find it here. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that tip the Times' hand. Here's one: . . .
  • Bid to Capture Women’s Votes Intensifies

    05/06/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Already leading in the polls when it comes to women’s votes, the Obama campaign laid out a bold plan to seal the deal with a short film called the “Life of Julia.” In the film, the government is portrayed as Julia’s omnipresent caregiver and overseer. “Both psychology and our polling data indicate that the thing women want most is to be taken care of,” said Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod. “Sadly, the traditional method of achieving this objective—being part of a loving family as a daughter, wife, mother, etc.–is defective. What we’re offering is for the government to slip in...
  • Mississippi Democrat party running scared

    05/06/2012 12:21:36 PM PDT · by edge919 · 113 replies
    scribd ^ | 05/06/2012 | edge919
    The Mississippi Democrat party just filed a motion to dismiss a ballot challenge in from Orly Taitz on behalf of a couple of Mississippi voters. The motion, which is more than 200 pages contains a citation and copies from every known so-called "birther" case that has been filed. Also, in this challenge, they they seem to think this satisfies the Federal Rules of Evidence in regard to self-authenticating documents. The actual idea behind that rule is to submit certified copies of records to the court so that the documents can be inspected by all parties to ensure they contain the...
  • Rogue Democrats Loot Detroit As Nation Sleeps

    05/06/2012 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Interest ^ | May 5, 2012 | Walter Russel Mead
    Few readers will be surprised to learn that decades of incompetence and entrenched corruption in Detroit’s government have not only helped wreck the city; firms linked to former Democratic mayor Kwame Kilpatrick also looted the pension fund.The latest scandal, which leaves even hardened observers of the abysmal Democratic machine that has run the city into the ground bemused, involves a real estate firm which gave the felonious mayor massages, golf outings, trips in chartered jets and other perks as this enemy of the people went about his hypocritical business of pretending to care about the poor while robbing them blind....
  • Obama might finally acquire elusive internet "kill switch"

    05/06/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/2012 | Doug Book
    For three years Barack Hussein Obama and his handlers have labored to create a functioning dictatorship in the midst of a constitutional republic. It was shamefully easy at first. With unassailable majorities in House and Senate, even a Republican leadership unafraid to contest the excesses of the first black president would have been powerless to slow the implementation of his agenda. The left passed ObamaCare, giving itself the means of executing a calculated program of attrition against millions of reliably Republican seniors. At the same time, a corrupt Department of Justice worked to undermine the 2nd Amendment, interfered with the...
  • The Prince of Frauds planned to blame the military if kill bin Laden mission went bad

    05/06/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When he was asked about his “fears” of being seen as the new Jimmy Carter if the kill bin Laden operation failed the way Carter’s Operation Eagle Claw had, Barack Obama didn’t hesitate in his answer. “I thought about it,” he “admitted” as he acknowledged there would be “political ramifications” that could ruin his chances of reelection if the bin Laden mission had been a disaster. Nevertheless, the Prince of Frauds stressed, “There were doubts voiced in the Situation Room. But there was no doubt in my head.” According to the “official narrative” Barack Obama was the one who fought...
  • Elizabeth Warren Maintains We All Owe Success To Others

    05/06/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-06-12 | Skookum
    She obviously figures she owes her success to her ability to manipulate the victimization of America's First Nation People to secure a teaching position at Harvard; since, according to Ms Warren, no one achieves success on their own. I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired...