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  • Soros Spends $400 Million On 'Open Society' Education...

    06/06/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/5/2012 | Dan Gainor
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Soros Spends $400 Million On 'Open Society' Education, 'Social Action,' Colleges And Universities By Dan Gainor June 5, 2012 Subscribe to Dan Gainor's posts School is letting out around the United States, but for George Soros, education never stops. Soros has given more than $400 million to colleges and universities, including money to most prominent institutions in the United States. He also helped establish Central European University (CEU) which, in turn, uses its resources to promote his personal goal of an...
  • Jerry Brown moves to protect high-speed rail project from environmental lawsuits [For "Jobs"]

    06/02/2012 12:53:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 2, 2012 | David Siders
    The Brown administration, laboring to start building California's high-speed rail project by early next year, is preparing a proposal to insulate the project from environmental lawsuits, limiting circumstances in which a court may block construction of the line. The proposal, criticized by environmentalists as it emerged on Friday, would protect the $68 billion project from court-ordered injunctions that might otherwise be issued under the California Environmental Quality Act. .............The state has previously protected major projects from environmental challenges. Brown, a Democrat, signed legislation last year accelerating judicial review of environmental challenges to a proposed football stadium in Los Angeles. At...
  • Obama Honors Socialist Leader at White House – Admits He Stole Her “Yes We Can” Slogan (Video)

    05/29/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign. (Video at link) ---snip---...Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.” Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo...
  • Obama Appeared At 1996 Event Hosted By Socialist Group

    05/25/2012 2:26:56 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    It's a reminder that the President presented himself as much more progressive during his time in Chicago. In this little-seen advertisement that ran in the Hyde Park Herald in 1996, Obama was listed on a panel sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), University of Chicago Democrats, and University of Chicago DSA. He also supported gay marriage back then.
  • President Obama Denounces Republican 'Wild Debts': I'm Not an Over-Spender

    05/23/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver tonight, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government spending. "I'm running to pay down our debt in a way that's balanced and responsible. After inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law," he told a crowd of donors at the Hyatt Regency. "My opponent won't admit it, but it's starting to appear in places, like real liberal outlets, like the Wall Street Journal: Since I've been president, federal spending has...
  • Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart Told Me He's a Socialist

    05/22/2012 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/12 | John Nolte
    Per Jim Romensko, so says Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart is a comedian. He wouldn’t do well without Fox. And he basically has admitted to me, in a bar, that he’s a socialist. Of course Jon Stewart is a socialist. But like all elitist millionaire socialists, he's one who sees himself as or who intends to be The State, should he win the day. In other words, Stewart would like to be the "benevolent" overlord who tells us what's best for us, especially in areas of speech, an area Stewart is desperate to control. What is so appalling...
  • Battle begins for control of France's parliament

    05/22/2012 12:44:55 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | May 20, 2012 | Staff
    Campaigning for France's parliamentary elections officially begins Monday in what is expected to be a fierce battle between left and right. Without a majority in the lower house, President Hollande will struggle to deliver on his campaign promises. The battle to take control of France’s National Assembly begins in earnest on Monday when the four week campaign period is officially launched. The Socialist Party is hoping to follow up the presidential triumph of François Hollande by gaining a majority in France’s lower house when the elections take place over two rounds on June 10 and 17. Although poll numbers look...
  • Socialist Party endorses President Obama

    05/17/2012 5:45:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 10 replies
    Examiner Blog ^ | 08/2011
    In a striking move against American Capitalism that has built America, Socialist leader of France Francois Hollande endorsed President Obama for President in 2012. Since President Obama has taken office the number of person’s now collecting aide from either State of the Federal Government has risen from 20 million plus to nearly 50 million people in a county of a population of 311 million individuals. The United States of America know throughout the world as being the richest is now seeing 1 in every six Americans not having enough to eat every day. America our country that once built the...
  • Secretary Clinton Says 'Oui' To New French President

    05/16/2012 9:56:38 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 12 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 5/16/12 | Dan Hughes
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that she welcomes the new French president, Francoise Hollande, and is looking forward to working with him. In an interview with USA Today, Clinton said even though Hollande, who is a socialist, will have very different policies from conservative predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, she believes the strong relationship between France and the United States will continue. "Different voices may be louder on growth than they have been, but the overall approach of how we support Europe's recovery hasn't changed," Clinton told USA TODAY. "It's been our view that there needed to be some adjustments...
  • Socialist Hollande owns three homes on the Riviera

    05/12/2012 7:01:52 PM PDT · by Baynative · 14 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 5/11/2012 | Peter Allen
    France's new Socialist president owns three holiday homes in the Riviera resort of Cannes, it emerged today. Francois Hollande, 57, who “dislikes the rich” and wants to revolutionise his country with high taxes and an onslaught against bankers, is in fact hugely wealthy himself.
  • Beach Boys Singer'Obama's a Socialist A-Hole'

    05/11/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 6 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/11/12 | TMZ STAFF
    Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston. Bruce was signing autographs for fans in New York yesterday when the conversation turned political. "Obama's an a**hole, "Johnston says ... adding, "Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialized."
  • New York Times: Obama Is a Socialist

    05/09/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 8, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    We've been skeptical of the arguments by some of our brethren on the right that Barack Obama is a quasi-socialist or a crypto-socialist ... or just a plain old socialist. But now the New York Times is weighing in, in favor of the proposition. In an article (Change in Paris May Better Fit U.S. Economic Positions)" the Times reports:"With the victory of the Socialist candidate, (François Hollande), in the French presidential election, the White House has lost one of its closest allies on the Continent, but perhaps gained one with economic policy beliefs more closely aligned with its own....Mr. Hollande...
  • 'Champagne socialist' Francois Hollande...in a £12,000-an-hour private jet (trunc)

    05/08/2012 9:47:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Francois Hollande has triggered accusations of hypocrisy by making his first trip as France's newly elected socialist president in a £12,000-an-hour private jet. The left-wing leader - who has promised massive tax hikes for the rich - was whisked into Paris in the luxurious Falcon 900 aircraft within hours of winning the election on Sunday night
  • A look at economic developments around the globe (Socialist Hollande's slogan - "change now")

    05/07/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12
    A look at economic developments around the globeBy The Associated Press – 1 hr 35 mins ago A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Monday: ___ PARIS — The day after Francois Hollande rode to power in France on a slogan of "change now," the conversation in Europe is already different: Austerity has become a dirty word. **SNIP** MADRID — Spain's prime minister said the government will likely present important bank clean-up measures this week to clear up doubts about the solvency of the sector, a key source of worry over whether Spain...
  • 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...
  • 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%...
  • Obama invites Hollande to White House

    05/06/2012 5:45:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    AFP ^ | May 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama invited French president-elect Francois Hollande to the White House later this month, expressing hope the pair would work "closely," a spokesman said Sunday. In a telephone call to congratulate Hollande on his election victory, Obama "indicated that he looks forward to working closely with Mr Hollande and his government on a range of shared economic and security challenges," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. Obama and Hollande "each reaffirmed the important and enduring alliance between the people of the United States and France," the statement read.
  • FRENCH ELECTION: First results: Holland gave winner with 53% of votes

    05/06/2012 9:27:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    MINUTE BY MINUTE 6:01 p.m. From our special correspondent in Paris, since the room Mutuality (where Sarkozy is speaking): "A diplomatic source, it is our responsibility that the UMP has canceled the planned public gathering tonight Place de la Concorde". 5:30 p.m. The first results indicating a victory of Nicolas Sarkozy, François Hollande, by 53% against 47%, were confirmed in "Evening" this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. by an informed source close to the Rue de Solferino, the Paris headquarters of the French Socialist Party. 5:06 p.m. According to the French Ministry of the Interior, the turnout would reach 71.96% stake...
  • France chooses a new president during tough times (Socialist Francois Hollande?)

    05/06/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/06/12 | GREG KELLER
    France chooses a new president during tough timesBy GREG KELLER | Associated Press – 4 mins 30 secs ago PARIS (AP) — France voted in a presidential run-off election on Sunday that could see Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by capitalizing on public anger over the government's austerity policies. The election outcome will impact efforts to fight France's debt crisis, how long the nation's troops stay in Afghanistan and how France exercises its military and diplomatic muscle around the world. Hollande voted in his electoral fief of Tulle, in central France. Live television coverage showed the 57-year-old...
  • Occupy the Southern Poverty Law Center

    05/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In light of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, I called the Southern Poverty Law Center to find out of they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement. The first person I spoke to was so shocked by the question that she paused for a good 15 seconds before promising to put me in touch with a representative. This she eventually did, however, and after a game of cat-and-mouse — the person she’d found for me was busy “hosting...
  • Socialists gaffe over DSK birthday party invite shakes Hollande campaign

    04/30/2012 9:45:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 8 replies
    RFI.fr in English ^ | April 30, 2012 | Staff
    On Saturday, Hollande’s campaign director Pierre Moscovici and communication director Manuel Valls were both invited to celebrate the birthday of Socialist lawmaker Julien Dray at a popular disco bar on Paris’ notorious Rue St Denis. What Dray had failed to mention was that DSK, as he is known in France, was also a guest at the party. Hollande’s former partner and defeated presidential candidate in 2007, Segolene Royal, was reported to be furious when she learned of DSK’s presence and stormed-off without meeting him. “It’s lucky that I didn’t find myself face-to-face with him,” she said. “I left because it...
  • Obama to speak at VCU in Richmond, VA on Sat. May 5

    04/27/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    RPV press release
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Obama 'Kicks Off' Campaign in Virginia ... after 120 Fund Raisers and Taxpayer Funded Events -- After months of wasting taxpayer dollars trying to hide his failed record, Obama stops governing, goes into full campaign mode -- For those covering President Obama's upcoming visit to Richmond on May 5, please consider the following response from RPV Chairman Pat Mullins: "President Obama is coming back to Virginia, ostensibly to 'kick off' his 2012 campaign. You know, it sort of makes me wonder what all those 120 fund raisers and other events that were...
  • Michelle Obama: "Fantasy" Is To Walk Out WH "And Just Keep Walking" [Video]

    04/26/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 26 Apr 2012 | Real Clear Politics
    Check out the video...
  • Middleman suffers the insufferable

    04/20/2012 7:14:25 PM PDT · by liesveld · 2 replies
    Mad City Quanta ^ | 20 March | JDL
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  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • ROBIN LEACH SAYS OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST

    04/18/2012 7:56:14 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 21 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 18, 2012
    Video and text of interview with FOX Business' Neil Cavuto. CAVUTO: He says, "I'm trying to level the playing field." LEACH: What is "level the playing field"? It's a colloquial, warm, fuzzy expression that means "I am a socialist".
  • Presidential Election in France Raises New Concerns for Investors

    04/18/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 18 2012 | LIZ ALDERMAN in PARIS 
    To the list of worries about the euro zone, add one in bold: the fate of France as it heads into the first round of a closely contested presidential election this weekend. After a long stretch in which President Nicolas Sarkozy grappled with the euro crisis, investors are now wrestling  with the implications of a potential victory by Socialist candidate, François Hollande. Mr. Hollande’s pledges of higher taxes on the rich, and higher government spending, are luring voters disenchanted by the austerity medicine Mr. Sarkozy administered in hopes of protecting France from financial contagion. Many investors, though, are questioning what...
  • Needed: A Marxist-Style Analysis to Understand and Combat the Extreme Left’s Hegemony

    04/13/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 10, 2012 | Barry Rubin
    Second, rather than struggling to weaken the capitalist state to overthrow it, the strategy was to work “within the system” to seize control of the state apparatus in order to transform the society. Thus, the state is to be strengthened as a tool for transforming society rather than defeated. Such a tactic, called “entryism,” is by no means new. Historically, however, Communist forces ruined the effect by turning captured organizations into “front” organizations that too obviously followed the party line. They also lacked sufficient cadre to take over major institutions, and faced strong, conscious opposition. Now, however, the New New...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • A brief digest of "conservative" Romney's greatest accomplishments

    Romney's "accomplishments". 1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA 2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA 3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly 4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA 5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system. 6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming 7. Supported the Brady Bill 8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Bill after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire 9. Supported TARP 10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here) 11. Supported McCain-Kennedy(Amenesty) 12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions 13. Nominated...
  • Obama: Ronald Reagan a ‘wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior’

    04/11/2012 10:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    President Barack Obama said the White House proposed “Buffet Rule” could be named the “Reagan Rule,” referring to former Republican President Ronald Reagan as a “wild-eyed, Socialist, tax hiking class warrior.” “This President gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’ — that’s a quote — that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary,” Obama said at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Wednesday. “That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan.” Obama floated the idea of renaming the “Buffet Rule,” which would require...
  • Obama tailors election-year message to working women

    04/08/2012 5:35:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/06/12 | Laura MacInnis
    Obama tailors election-year message to working womenBy Laura MacInnis Fri Apr 6, 2012 2:56pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, leading in the polls among women voters, said on Friday he wants to help working women fight discrimination and juggle the demands of motherhood but stopped short of making promises on gender equality if he wins re-election. At a White House event on women and the economy, Obama noted "there has been a lot of talk about women and women's issues lately," a nod to the emergence of contraceptive rights, working women and all-male establishments as heated issues in...
  • Biden to voters: ‘This isn’t your father’s Republican party’

    04/01/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Rachel Leven
    Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the stark changes he believes have changed politics Sunday, saying that the GOP had become unrecognizable from the party he once knew. “This is not your father’s Republican party. This is a different party than I’m used to,” Biden said CBS’s on Face the Nation. Biden said the Republican electorate has changed, forcing their party’s leaders and lawmakers further to the right. The vice president pointed to many newer members of Congress, saying they had blocked efforts to work with Democrats. Even though “the idea of compromise is alive and well in Congress” the “minority...
  • SOCIALIST PARTY OF AMERICA RELEASES THE NAMES OF 70 DEMOCRAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS~MEMBERS

    04/01/2012 3:51:15 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 58 replies
    “This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The radical Marxist-progressives (communists) took control of the democrat party some time ago. They’ve only become more emboldened with the election of Barack Obama, who was raised as a communist from birth.
  • "Helping" A DUmmie With His Election Bid.

    03/22/2012 6:13:25 PM PDT · by dirtbiker · 27 replies
    The Conservative Cave ^ | 03/22/2012 | dirtbiker
    The residents of the Conservative Cave have taken it upon themselves to help out a DUmmie who is running for city council of the city of Bellevue, Nebraska. Omaha Steve, aka Steve Dawes, is the only "D" in a 4 man primary consisting of 2 "R's", a "L", and himself. After viewing his lame attempt of a campaign website http://stevedawes2012.com/, we took it upon ourselves to release a new and improved website for Steve: http://www.electstevedawes.com/. We feel the new website better explains Steve's true political leanings, expressed in his own words, referenced by his numerous postings at the DUmp. Please...
  • Obama Says Accusations of Waging War on Religion are "Puzzling"

    03/13/2012 5:56:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Fox News, ^ | 3/13/12 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama when asked about the attacks from conservatives that he is waging a "war on religion" said that he finds it "puzzling," particularly because of his first job as a community organizer in Chicago, working with churches where he says he spread the "social gospel." In an interview Monday with Des Moines television station WHO he said of the charges, "I find this very puzzling, because my first job, my first real job out of college, was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social gospel was made real, that people were getting help."
  • French (Socialist) Candidate Calls for Top Tax of 75 Percent

    02/29/2012 7:33:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/28/2012
    François Hollande, the Socialist Party frontrunner for the French presidency, announced a tax plan Monday that would see taxes on the wealthy rise dramatically if he is elected this spring. Speaking on TF1 television, Hollande proposed a 75 percent tax on income over €1 million ($1.34 million), a huge jump from the current top rate of 40 percent. "I can announce here that above €1 million (per year), the tax rate should be 75 percent, because it's not possible to have that level of income," said Hollande, who added that he did not accept "excessive wealth." Hollande has consistently held...
  • U.S farmers angry over Iraq buying basmati rice from India

    02/26/2012 7:55:56 AM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 33 replies · 4+ views
    DAYTON, Texas - The talk of the day among Ray Stoesser and other rice farmers is Iraq's decision not to buy U.S. rice, a stinging move that adds to a stressful year punctuated by everything from drought to unusual heat. Stoesser and other farmers know Iraqis struggled during the U.S. invasion and subsequent occupation. They know most countries , and people , buy based on price. But at the moment, with production costs rising, export markets shrinking and rice prices dropping, it's difficult to be rational and suppress emotions so intimately intertwined with their land and livelihood. "That's just not...
  • Are We Coming Apart?

    02/18/2012 6:37:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    We are experiencing an ever widening cultural divide, according to Charles Murray. Upper-middle class professional types may pretend that they are cultural relativists, accepting of whatever lifestyle their fellow human beings happen to choose. In reality, they live by old fashioned puritan values, however. They get married and stay married. They work hard and work long hours. Not so for the blue collar, never-got-beyond-high-school class, however. A shocking number aren't even working at all. Many are not getting married in the first place. Of those that get married, the divorce and separation rates are soaring. What about happiness and well-being?...
  • VA Democrats to hold annual George Jefferson, Jesse Jackson dinner in Richmond, 2/10-12 (BARF ALERT)

    02/09/2012 10:33:17 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    VA rat email
    Dear friend, We are just two days away from the 2012 Democratic Party of Virginia's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and I could not be more excited. We throw a pretty good party in Montana so I can't wait to see how Democrats get together in the Commonwealth. I am honored to have the opportunity to give the keynote speech and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with people from across the state about how Democrats can win in 2012 and continue moving this country forward together. This year's JJ Dinner is going to be one for the ages and I don't want...
  • Romney leading in Nevada by a wide margin

    02/02/2012 10:03:36 AM PST · by Cato in PA · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 2, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    Reporting from Washington — With just days before the Nevada GOP presidential caucuses, front runner Mitt Romney appears poised to win the state by a considerable margin. A new poll by the Cannon Survey Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that Romney has the support of 45% of likely Republican caucus-goers, followed by Newt Gingrich with 25%, Rick Santorum with 11% and Ron Paul with 9%.
  • Barack Obama is trying to make the US a more socialist state

    01/29/2012 8:37:43 AM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-28-2012 | Janet Daley
    What was it everybody used to say about the United States? Look at whatÂ’s happening over there and you will see our future. Whatever Americans are doing now, we will be catching up with them in another 10 years or so. In popular culture or political rhetoric, America led the fashion and we tagged along behind. Well, so much for that. Barack Obama is now putting the United States squarely a decade behind Britain. Listening to the PresidentÂ’s State of the Union message last week was like a surreal visit to our own recent past: there were, almost word for...
  • TfL makes more than £1m a year on pollution fines

    01/28/2012 1:21:02 PM PST · by KyGeezer · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2012 | BBC Staff
    Since 1 January, smaller diesel vans have had to be compliant with the LEZ (Low Emission Zone). The scheme aims to make the "polluter pay". So if you have a van over 10 years old you can pay £100 to enter London or you will receive a hefty fine. Vans join lorries and other diesel vehicles that have had to be compliant for a number of years. I wrote about the LEZ here. Since January, there has been an "amnesty" and if the owners of the vans which are not compliant drove them into London they received a warning letter...
  • CNN Turns Blind Eye To Obama-Alinsky Ties

    01/27/2012 9:05:15 AM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/26/12 | Unknown
    (Editorial) Journalism: As the president launches his re-election bid by striking a more centrist tone, the partisan press is helping him whitewash his radical past. • Obama first learned Alinsky's rules in the 1980s, when Alinskyite radicals with the Chicago-based Alinsky group Gamaliel Foundation recruited, hired, trained and paid him as a community organizer in South Side Chicago. • In 1988, Obama even wrote a chapter for the book "After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois," in which he lamented organizers' "lack of power" in implementing change. • Gamaliel board member John McKnight, a hard-core student of Alinsky, penned a letter...
  • Obama is a ‘vulture socialist’

    01/23/2012 10:45:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/12 | Roger Hedgecock
    Bernie Madoff is in jail for life for using other people’s money under false pretenses in a Ponzi scheme that fooled some of America’s most sophisticated investors. This is an example of fraud, not capitalism. Raj Rajaratnam is in jail for 11 years for insider trading of securities of Galleon Group, the hedge fund he founded. This is an example of violating a law passed by Congress restricting capitalism. If Raj had been a member of Congress, which exempted itself from that insider trading law, he would not be in jail today. Steve Jobs will be remembered forever as the...
  • Romney to release his tax returns on Tuesday

    01/22/2012 7:14:26 AM PST · by vmivol00 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan 22, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney says he'll release his tax 2010 tax returns and 2011 tax estimates Tuesday and says it was a mistake for his presidential campaign to hold off as long as it did in getting them out.
  • 5 Ways Obama Chooses American Decline

    01/21/2012 11:58:52 AM PST · by csd · 7 replies
    FreedomBunker.com ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | Chris Future
    With Obama ruling against the Keystone XL pipeline, he continues a direction which he has maintained from the very beginning, and will only accelerate should he win again in November. Think about some of the major actions of this administration: 1. A huge “stimulus” bill, most of which went to his supporters. If you look at where most of the money from the bill went, it went to businesses which supported his campaign, it went to businesses with union employees, it went to businesses which were ideologically aligned to his vision – during the auto bailouts, there were underreported reports...
  • Fox News Hires Soros-funded Activist

    01/20/2012 2:46:41 PM PST · by massmike · 69 replies · 1+ views
    aim.org ^ | 01/20/2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Sally Kohn, a former senior strategist at the Soros-funded Center for Community Change, has been hired as a Fox News Contributor. Soros is the controversial hedge fund billionaire, convicted of insider trading in France, who finances the “progressive” movement in the U.S. An open lesbian who shuns feminine attire and frequently wears a suit jacket, Kohn is joining Fox News after being a regular on such programs as “The Ed Show” on liberal rival MSNBC. The former chair of the board of the Center for Community Change, Cecilia Munoz, was recently named the Director of the Domestic Policy Council in...
  • Book Review: 'The Real Romney' adds fuller picture of candidate

    01/18/2012 8:50:31 AM PST · by Cato in PA · 5 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/18/2012 | Richard Rayner
    Let's face it, Mitt Romney seems more than a little opaque. On the one hand he's über-rich, incredibly smart and nakedly ambitious; on the other he seems somehow robotic, shut-down and so happy to embrace the pragmatic option that the core of his character remains elusive. There's a sense of a man who will eagerly deny even his own best achievements if doing so will help him seize the brass ring.
  • 9-9-9: The key to GOP victory

    01/16/2012 11:30:32 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11,2012 | Dick Morris
    Cain is planning a new effort to promote his 9-9-9 plan now that his candidacy is over. It could not come at a better time for the Republican Party. (Those wishing to join should go to cainconnection.com.) He is doing a bus tour and making the rounds on television shows to push his substantive agenda and, in the process, breathe enthusiasm back into Republican ranks. The 9-9-9 plan will satisfy the libertarian impulse that underscores Paul’s appeal, particularly to the young. It will simplify the tax code so that it is a means of raising government revenue, not of promoting...