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  • Fired Black Employee Sues Paint Company Over Racist Paint Names

    06/29/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/2014 | Chuck Ross
    A black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Benjamin Moore Paints, which he says named one of its paint colors after him and then fired him when he complained. Clinton Tucker, who managed online sales for Benjamin Moore, which is owned by the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said that he was bothered by the names of several of the company’s paint colors, “Clinton Brown,” “Tucker Chocolate,” and “Confederate Red.” “Being a black man named Clinton Tucker, the plaintiff found this to be extremely racially offensive,” reads the complaint, filed in Essex County Court. Tucker made...
  • Dallas County Commissioners Approve Slavery Reparations Resolution

    06/19/2014 1:27:23 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 06/19/2014 | Chad Hasty
    On Tuesday the Dallas County Commissioners Court approved a non-binding resolution unanimously that commemorated Juneteenth, but also declared that African-Americans should receive reparations for slavery. Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is facing an ongoing FBI investigation, was the author of the Juneteenth Resolution. According to the Dallas Morning News, Price’s resolution included a list of items besides commemorating the day slaves in Texas learned of their freedom. “it included a long list of injustices endured by blacks, from slavery to Jim Crow to predatory lending practices. Then, in its final paragraph, it declared that the suffering of African-Americans should be...
  • Betrayal of Dr. King: Traitorous Blacks Abandoned His Dream

    06/14/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | June 13, 2014 | by Lloyd Marcus
    Sipping a hot cup of unsweetened green tea at 3am, I felt compelled to revisit Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the internet. These excerpts leaped out at me. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have...
  • Jesse Jackson Demands ‘Diversity’ from Silicon Valley (Part II)

    06/08/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    Editor's note: This column is Part II in a series. Click here for Part I. The information technology industry long has been one of Jesse Jackson’s targets. Well over a decade ago Rainbow/PUSH established its Silicon Valley Project office. There is enormous money to be extracted on behalf of minority groups ostensibly “excluded” from tech industry employment. Whether such concessions benefit a particular company is immaterial. Jackson is a power broker. His specialty is confrontation. He disingenuously uses imagery of fairness and togetherness when it suits his needs, but his ulterior motive is anything but a “win-win.” The world of...
  • D’Souza’s dire warning: Americans ‘are being prepared for a political and financial shakedown’

    06/05/2014 7:54:48 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 5th, 2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    ....................................................... ...................................................... In moving from the 1776 ethos to that of 1968, you speak to Saul Alinsky’s playbook. And one of the things you say, and something that I hadn’t seen elsewhere, is that Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” effectively are derived from the same playbook as that of the devil, which kind of explains why he dedicated “Rules for Radicals” to Satan. Can you expound upon that? DeSouza: Well, something strange is going on here because Alinsky was obviously not a Christian; in fact, he was an atheist. So why would an atheist dedicate a book to Lucifer? I...
  • Silicon Valley Capitulates to Jesse Jackson Shakedown

    05/30/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    In the sixth year of the presidency of an African-American, and long after Jesse Jackson, Sr. is considered relevant to anything, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are rushing in to resuscitate his career as tribute artist. Jackson once again has resorted to his anachronistic but apparently still effective playbook. He issues an ultimatum for more "diversity." As he sees it, the company has a choice: 1) expand hiring, marketing and other activities in ways that favor nonwhites; or 2) get ready for a boycott, picketing, a lawsuit or other bad publicity, even though it has been years since he has...
  • The IRS can do this to you.

    05/30/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT · by Luke21 · 76 replies
    self | 5/30/14 | self
    My wife and I are in our mid fifties. We are grandparents. We have tried to play by the rules. Yesterday, I came home from lunch to find his and her notices in our mailbox from the IRS. The fiends have recalculated our income from a few years back and now suddenly want over 21,000 dollars in fees and penalties. They don't even audit you anymore. They just recalculate and demand payment. This is how they operate. So if this thing is worked out, we will pay five hundred bucks a month to the IRS for most of our remaining...
  • Jesse Jackson presses Facebook on lack of diversity

    05/22/2014 1:39:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2014 | David R. Baker
    Jesse Jackson isn’t keeping quiet about the lack of diversity in the tech industry’s ranks.
  • NAACP: Sterling sanctions don’t go far enough: Want NBA to guarantee that this won't happen again

    04/30/2014 12:34:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver won near-universal plaudits for delivering “death penalty” sanctions on LA Clippers owner (for now) Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban and a recommendation to the owners that they force a franchise sale. The NAACP, however, isn’t satisfied. They want Silver and the owners to guarantee that this won’t happen in the future, too: The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver’s announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the...
  • Sharpton Wants Clippers Owner Axed: 'Prepared to Rally In Front of NBA'

    04/27/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 112 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | APril 27 2014 | Trey Sanchez
    "No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language."
  • Justice Dept. may seek $13B from Bank of America

    04/25/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 25, 2014 | By Barbara Kollmeyer
    U.S. prosecutors could make Bank of America Corp. pay more than $13 billion to resolve probes into the lender's sale of bonds backed by home loans in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Last month, the bank agreed to pay $9.5 billion to resolve Federal Housing Finance Agency claims, and the new settlement would come on top of that, according to Bloomberg.
  • Tech giants commit to helping Obama spread word on climate change

    03/19/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is getting some help from the country's tech giants in his effort to show Americans how climate change will affect their communities. The Obama administration thinks that local data, which may have a real-world effect on Americans' lives, will provide a convincing argument for steps to prevent climate change. The risk rising sea levels have on individual communities will be the focus of a new website, climate.data.gov, which uses government data to put environmental changes in context. The White House also called on tech companies to develop tools for Americans to better get a grasp on how...
  • Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

    03/18/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times - AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | Martha Mendoza & Jesse Washington
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding. Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.
  • U.S. regulator sues 16 banks for rigging key interest rate

    03/14/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT · by gooblah · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:26pm EDT | By Nate Raymond
    (Reuters) - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation sued 16 of the world's largest banks on Friday, accusing them of colluding to suppress interest rates. The lawsuit, filed in the federal district court in New York, was the latest to accuse financial institutions of conspiring to manipulate Libor, or the London Interbank Offered Rate. The FDIC said the defendants' conduct caused substantial losses to 38 banks that the U.S. regulator had taken into receivership since 2008, including Washington Mutual Bank and IndyMac Bank.
  • Ex-Chesapeake cop guilty of shaking down prostitutes

    02/23/2014 6:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 21, 2014 | Scott Daugherty
    CHESAPEAKE A former police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to shaking down three prostitutes – stealing more than $3,000 in the process. Michael Mobley, 29, was convicted under a plea agreement of two counts of misdemeanor embezzlement. He faces up to two years in jail and $5,000 in fines when he’s sentenced June 2 in Circuit Court. “This is a sad day,” police Chief Kelvin Wright said outside the courtroom. “It’s painful to see one of our own went astray.” Mobley resigned Thursday before his hearing. He and his attorney, Hugh E. Black III, declined to comment. According to prosecutors, Mobley...
  • Hey, Coke and Pepsi! I've Got Your Back! : Big Government is lining up its next shakedown victim

    02/18/2014 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    It was only last week here in Panama that I was talking to a Pepsi truck driver from Philadelphia. They'll be coming for you sugar guys next, I said. It's already started, he retorted. In Philadelphia recently, the union bussed the drivers down to City Hall to protest a tax on sugar. Now we read that the trial lawyers are going for a repeat on the Big Tobacco shakedown of the 1990s. They want the state attorneys general to sue Big Food to "pay for soaring obesity-related health care costs." And why not? Back in the 1990s, Big Law got...
  • Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial present the former mayor as predator, or prey

    02/10/2014 9:14:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2/10/14 | Mark Waller
    Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial on Monday centered on whether the former New Orleans mayor was a predator focused on helping himself or prey for an assortment of shady operators. The prosecution portrayed Nagin as an opportunist who pursued businessmen under pressure to win city business, targeting them to line his own pockets. The defense characterized those contractors -- some of whom suffer from their own legal and financial problems -- as scheming to use Nagin without his knowledge, and now eager to testify to help their own situations. After the lawyers made their final pitches, the...
  • Community Organizers Chase Trader Joe's Out of Portlandia

    02/05/2014 8:52:18 AM PST · by inkling · 82 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Feb. 4, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    Trader Joe’s wanted to build a new store in Portland, Oregon. Instead of heading to a tony neighborhood downtown or towards the suburbs, the popular West Coast grocer chose a struggling area of Northeast Portland.The company selected two acres along Martin Luther King Blvd. that had been vacant for decades. It seemed like the perfect place to create jobs, improve customer options and beautify the neighborhood. City officials, the business community, and residents all seemed thrilled with the plan. Then some community organizers caught wind of it.The fact that most members of the Portland African-American Leadership Forum didn’t live in...
  • Holder Shakes Down 'Racist' Banks For Nearly $1 Bil

    01/15/2014 5:19:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | Editorial
    War On Banks: Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up a new front against car lenders and has forged an alliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to frame them for racism, too. We don't use the term "frame" capriciously, certainly not like Holder uses the charge of racism. His department and the president's new consumer credit watchdog agency, CFPB, have announced a new settlement with Ally Bank for nearly $100 million. It's the largest fair lending deal against the auto industry and the third-largest ever to resolve charges of lending discrimination. Throw in four new mortgage-lender settlements over equally...
  • Eric Holder’s Billion Dollar Extortion Scheme

    01/17/2014 3:17:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Eric Holder’s idea of implementing justice is to shake down banks on trumped up charges based on vague statistics and leftist theories. Holder’s Department of Justice recently leveled a $100 million fine against Ally Bank for “racist” lending practices without a shred of evidence. And Ally’s not the only victim of Obama/Holder Inc.’s protection racket. Apparently, the post-racial presidency of Barack Obama has decided to extort almost a billion dollars from capitalist institutions under the unjustified pretense of ‘race-based’ predatory lending. The recent settlement made between Ally Bank and the DOJ’s Orwellian named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of...
  • Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown

    01/09/2014 6:09:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/9/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, sent a harsh letter to Attorney General Holder Wednesday accusing the Department of Justice of abusing its power and intimidating banks through its "Operation Choke Point." In the letter, Issa and Jordan stated, "[t]he [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee is concerned that both the goal and mechanisms of Operation Choke Point may constitute a serious mismanagement and abuse of the Department´s FIRREA [Financial Institution Reform and Recovery Act of 1989] authority." Breitbart News broke the
  • Deadbeat Dad Jesse Jackson tries to shakedown A&E

    12/29/2013 3:04:56 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 55 replies
    Newsone | 29 December 2013 | Trueblackman
    Karin Stanford, the Mother of Jesse Jackson‘s 12-year-old love child, is going public with her allegations that the good reverend has fallen behind on his child support payments to the tune of $11,694.50, according to the National Enquirer. Court documents filed with the L.A. Superior Court state that the minimum monthly financial obligation was set at $400, but Jackson, 70, failed to fork over even a dollar to Stanford between December 2010 and August 2011. Stanford first met Jackson, when she was completing her doctoral dissertation on his foreign policy record. Jackson, who was married with five children, and Stanford...
  • Danger, Danger Phil Robertson! Do Not Kiss Jackson's Ring

    12/29/2013 2:04:36 PM PST · by WXRGina · 46 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 29, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    For the sake of America, please, please Phil do not surrender. We have seen this scenario played out on countless occasions; the left launching a shock-and-awe gang media assault on someone who dared to publicly challenge political correctness. The target of their wrath is bludgeoned into submission; overwhelmed with daily hit pieces filled with exaggerations, distortions and even lies about the target's original comment and intent. I am black. In his GQ mag interview, I felt no "evil or racist" intent in Phil Robertson's comments about the blacks he knew in his youth. And yet, Phil's intention is irrelevant to...
  • Jesse Jackson Demands Meeting With A&E to Discuss Duck Dynasty's Robertson

    12/27/2013 2:19:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/13 | Noel Sheppard
    According to a Christmas Day report at ABCNews.com, race hustler Jesse Jackson on Monday demanded a meeting with A&E to discuss the comments of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson. ~~~SNIP~~~ At issue for Jackson were Robertson's remarks about blacks being happy in the south prior to the civil rights movement.
  • Smellin' a Pay Day:Jesse Jackson throws in his 2 nonsensical cents - 'Duck Dynasty'

    12/26/2013 5:57:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    The Last Tradition ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | Samuel Gonzalez
    Smellin' a Pay Day:Jesse Jackson throws in his 2 nonsensical cents 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments Jesse smells money in the Louisiana water! Chicago Tribune reports Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s backwoods reality TV show, “Duck Dynasty.” In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertson’s recent comments about African-Americans, gay people and women to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks’ bus. "At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” he said in the...
  • The JPMorgan Shakedown Includes Acorn-Style Kickback

    12/04/2013 10:16:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/04/2013
    Extortion: Just when we thought its post-crisis probe of banks couldn't get more corrupt, the Obama administration has cut radical Democrat groups in on the record $13 billion JPMorgan Chase subprime loan deal. On Page 5 of "Annex 2" of the recently released consent order, you'll find this little gem: The Justice Department mandates that JPMorgan fork over any unclaimed or unpaid consumer damages to a nonprofit group that finances Acorn clones and other shakedown groups. They stand to reap millions. The "consumer relief" portion of the deal by itself totals $4 billion. If the government "determines that a shortfall...
  • Obama Secret Service Agent: “It’s Worse Than People Know… and I’m Not Trying to Scare You Either”

    11/06/2013 6:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | Mac Slavo
    (Pictured: Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino with President Obama) You may have your suspicions about what’s going on behind closed doors at the White House. But according to one of President Obama’s former body guards it’s much worse than we can even imagine. Dan Bongino has protected numerous Presidents over his career, including President Obama. He has been within ear-shot of many a discussion in the Oval Office, but up until this administration has stayed out of the lime light. Apparently, however, the activities of this administration are so abhorrent that he could no longer keep quiet. Bongino is so...
  • What Papa John's Doesn't Want You To Know About Their Food

    10/20/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 169 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Melanie Warner
    Food companies understand that Americans are increasingly interested in buying food that actually seems worth eating. We want food that's some degree of fresh, healthy, natural or otherwise of higher quality. It's for this reason that you see images of plump fruit decorating packages of cereal bars and the greenest broccoli you've ever laid eyes upon appearing on boxes of frozen dinners. At Burger King, you don't order a mere salad - it's a Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad. Those chips aren't just cheese-flavored - they're Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips, with "harvest cheddar" an entirely meaningless term. Few companies have...
  • 15 Years Later, Where Did All The Cigarette Money Go?

    10/14/2013 12:11:15 AM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/14/2013
    Fifteen years after tobacco companies agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines in what is still the largest civil litigation settlement in U.S. history, it's unclear how state governments are using much of that money. So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement. Among many state governments receiving money, Orange County, Calif., is an outlier. Voters mandated that 80 percent of money from tobacco companies be spent on smoking-related programs, like a cessation class taught in the basement of Anaheim Regional Medical Center. "So go ahead...
  • In Afghanistan drawdown, U.S. forced to take costly option in transporting military gear out

    09/13/2013 5:43:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 13, 8:52 AM | Craig Whitlock
    As it intensifies its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. military is being forced to fly massive amounts of gear and equipment out of the country instead of using cheaper overland and sea routes, according to Pentagon officials. Military logisticians would like to send home 60 percent of their equipment and vehicles by trucking them into Pakistan and then loading them onto ships — the least expensive method by far. But cargo is flowing out on that route at only one-third the planned rate, the officials said. ... The government of Afghanistan closed the border this summer after a dispute over...
  • Al Sharpton puts Apple in crosshairs, decrying all-white board

    09/12/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Civil rights activist Al Sharpton suggested in a radio broadcast making the rounds on YouTube that Apple is too white and needs to add some black faces to executive-level positions. “[There are] no blacks on the board of Apple,” Mr. Sharpton said Tuesday on conservative blogger Brian Maloney’s “Radio Equalizer” broadcast. “We buying up all this Apple stuff and can’t get a bite.”
  • Treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee (Vickie Pasley) resigns

    09/09/2013 5:40:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/09/13 | Cynthia Dizikes
    **SNIP** In a resignation letter received by the FEC Thursday, Pasley wrote that she has no direct contact with the campaign account and no knowledge of the money in the account. "It is impossible for me to prepare any campaign committee report," Pasley wrote. "I have no contact with any individual who prepared reports in the past, nor do I have a copy of any reports previously prepared. There is no current official in office, nor campaign staff in existence to facilitate the preparation of any campaign report." The next day, in a response letter sent to Jackson's campaign committee,...
  • Jackson Proves Crime Pays For DC Crooks

    09/09/2013 5:16:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 9, 2013 | Editorial
    Graft: In another sign Washington's hopelessly corrupt, disgraced Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will collect tens of thousands of dollars in government disability pay while serving time for defrauding government. Seems the feds bought his last-minute claims of a "mood disorder," qualifying him for a reported $8,700 a month in federal aid. This outrageous largess comes on top of a partial federal pension of $45,000 he'll also collect, despite his sins in office. This is the same convicted swindler who lined his pockets with federal campaign cash. As the feds were closing in on Jackson, he suddenly didn't feel...
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy’

    08/27/2013 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there’s no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era. “The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy,” he said, in an interview with Politico. “It’s the Fort Sumter tea party.” He added: The GOP is “absolutely” using race as a reason to oppose President Obama and White House police proposals.
  • Holder to Wall St.: More Prosecutions Coming Over Financial Crisis

    08/21/2013 2:04:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 09:17 PM | Todd Beamon
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department is nearing decisions on several cases involving large financial institutions, and he plans to announce new prosecutions stemming from the 2008 economic meltdown. “My message is, anybody who’s inflicted damage on our financial markets should not be of the belief that they are out of the woods because of the passage of time,” Holder told The Wall Street Journal. “If any individual or if any institution is banking on waiting things out, they have to think again.” Holder declined to discuss specifics or say when such cases would be announced, but...
  • Lee Co. NAACP gets go-ahead to picket county over Robert E. Lee portrait

    08/13/2013 3:31:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    fox4now.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Sara Belsole
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County NAACP says it got approval from the state NAACP to picket Lee County over the Robert E. Lee portrait that hangs in the commission chambers. "It's a symbol of racism and division," Lee County NAACP President James Muwakkil said in a July 9th interview. Muwakkil sent a letter to Lee County commissioners in early July, asking them to take down the portrait, but they voted to keep it up. So Sunday night, Muwakkil sent out an email, saying the county "proudly displays General Robert E. Lee's portrait," and that "General Lee did not...
  • DOJ files civil suit against Bank of America [Obama Continues To Assault Capitalism]

    08/08/2013 5:16:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/6/13
    The U.S. government on Tuesday filed two civil lawsuits against Bank of America for what the Justice Department and securities regulators said was a fraud on investors involving $850 million of residential mortgage-backed securities. The Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the parallel suits in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, according to the court filings. The securities date to about January 2008, the government said, putting them just at the beginning of the global financial crisis.
  • Fox News parent company funneling money ... to Dems? Contributions favored Obama 5-to-1 over Romney

    07/23/2013 11:03:27 AM PDT · by ChristySue
    WND.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    BBC July 23, 2013 A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has appeared in court charged with the "terrorist-related" murder of 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham. West Midlands Police said that Pavlo Lapshyn has also been charged in relation to explosions at three mosques. Mohammed Saleem was stabbed as he walked home after prayers from a mosque in Small Heath on 29 April. Mr Lapshyn was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday. Mr Lapshyn, who comes from the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court flanked by three police officers. He was...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson: ‘Healing the nation’

    07/19/2013 7:50:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | JAMES ARKIN
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin on Friday, saying they were a step towards healing the country. “There’s a step in the direction of healing. Of course, he has had to suppress much of his feelings because of just the intensity of it all,” Jackson said on CNN. “You know, if he had done the saxophone thing like Bill Clinton did, I would consider it inclusion. If he had done it, it would have been considered polarizing. He has had to walk on those egg shells, but I think that the situation now is so...
  • Jesse Jackson: "Inclination" To Treat Florida As A "Apartheid State"

    07/18/2013 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2013 | Breitbart
    As a response to the Trayvon Martin case and Florida's stand your ground law Jessie Jackson is calling for a boycott of the state: "No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state..."
  • Department of Justice slaps Gallup with $10.5M fine

    07/16/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/16/13 | Tal Kopan
    Gallup Organization has agreed to pay the government $10.5 million to settle a false claims case against the company for allegedly inflating cost estimates in government contracts. The Justice Department announced the settlement Monday, resolving a complaint originally brought under the Whistleblower Protection Act by a former Gallup director of client services. Gallup, a research and analytics company known especially for its political polling, admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. According to the original complaint filed in 2009, Gallup allegedly inflated estimates of labor hours required for market research contracts with the U.S. Mint and U.S. Passport Agency
  • Jesse Jackson's Odd Complaint: Trayvon Martin Denied Jury of His Peers

    07/14/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on MSNBC this morning, Jesse Jackson condemned the Zimmerman verdict as a "tremendous miscarriage of justice." It is a mark of Jackson's misconception of just what constitutes justice that chief among his complaints was that Trayvon Martin was denied a jury of his peers because there were no African-Americans or men on it. But—as Jackson is apparently unaware—the Constitution provides that it is the accused, not the possible victim, who is entitled to an impartial jury [in fact the Constitution nowhere speaks of a jury of peers]. View the video here.
  • Justices blast property 'shakedown' by government

    06/25/2013 4:14:39 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    WND ^ | June 25 2013 | Bob Unruh
    In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today called a halt to a government “shakedown” procedure in Florida that required a landowner to pay up to $150,000 to be allowed to develop several acres of ground. “Extortionate demands for property in the land-use permitting context run afoul of the Takings Clause not because they take property but because they impermissibly burden the right not to have property taken without just compensation,” the opinion said. “It is settled that the unconstitutional conditions doctrine applies even when the government threatens to withhold a gratuitous benefit.” In the Florida case, a water...
  • Paula Deen Calls the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    06/27/2013 1:20:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 126 replies
    The Root ^ | June 27, 2013 | Lynette Holloway
    Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson tells the Associated Press that he will help embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen overhaul her image after her past use of a racial slur was revealed. He tells the AP that she shouldn't become a "sacrificial lamb" over the issue of racial intolerance.
  • The Obamacare Insurance Exchange Train Is Already Coming Off The Rails

    05/27/2013 8:11:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/27/2013 | Sally Pipes
    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) raised eyebrows across the country last month when he publicly fretted about an Obamacare “train wreck” as the Administration rushes to implement the many provisions of the law that take effect in 2014... --snip-- HHS is not just raiding the federal treasury to promote the exchanges. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is now shaking down corporations and nonprofits to bankroll the Administration’s efforts. She’s solicited donations on behalf of Enroll America, a group headed by former Obama staffers that seeks to aid in the rollout of Obamacare. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) postulated that Sebelius’s fundraising may be illegal...
  • Sebelius’s Suspect Solicitations

    05/17/2013 6:53:54 AM PDT · by National Review · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | May 17, 2013 | National Review
    Did the HHS secretary illegally encourage donations from health-industry firms? By Katrina Trinko Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is under fire from congressional Republicans after reports last week that she called health-industry officials and insinuated they should donate to efforts promoting Obamacare.
  • Budget request denied, Sebelius turns to health executives to finance Obamacare

    05/14/2013 3:58:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said. Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administration’s requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the president’s signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget. Over the past three months, Sebelius has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations...
  • Pelosi defends Sebelius fundraising ("I don't like to use this word, lying")

    05/18/2013 4:30:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/13 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s move to solicit private donations to implement ObamaCare, arguing that the government has a responsibility to help beneficiaries enroll under the law. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, has come under fire from Republicans for asking some prominent healthcare groups for financial help in executing the central elements of President Obama's healthcare reform law, which are slated to take effect within the next year. But Pelosi, who shepherded the proposal through the House, said educating the public on the intricacies of the complex law...
  • GOP Sees Obamacare Solicitations as New Scandal Facing White House

    05/25/2013 5:17:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    Just as the Obama administration continues to reel from three major scandals, Republicans are zeroing in on yet one more — this one involving Obamacare as it nears implementation. GOP legislators are targeting Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the solicitations she made to some of the nation’s top insurance companies and other groups for donations to Enroll America, the nonprofit group charged with selling Obamacare to the public. “Our guys on the Hill think this is the fourth scandal,” Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told Reuters this week. “It fits into that narrative Republicans are building not only about incompetence...
  • ABC 7 Exclusive: Jackson Jr. makes first public appearance in months (Please - call da judge!)

    04/14/2013 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/13/13 | Michelle Gallardo, Diane Pathieu
    (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. made his first public appearance in months when he sat alongside his father at Saturday morning's gathering of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. While Jackson Jr. did not speak, his attorney called on those gathered to call the judge in his case and plead for leniency before his June sentencing for misusing campaign funds. **SNIP** "Our judge needs to know, needs to understand, the character and the qualities of this extraordinary congressman," attorney C.K. Hoffler said. "This is the time to let the judge know how important he is to you." **SNIP**...