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  • Let's Have Another Dan's Bake Sale at GOP Convention

    05/01/2012 4:06:46 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh via YouTube ^ | 5-1-2012 | TheRobb7
    A fellow FReeper who was there, mentioned the phenomenon during a recent discussion about how screwed we are with Romney as the GOP standard-bearer. It got me wondering....what if this happened in Tampa during the convention? The same non-violence, the same desire to see conservatism carry the day. I realize that the OWS types will be there protesting, but the effect of 80,000 Tea Partiers on downtown Tampa would be something that couldn't be ignored. Here's the video link from Limbaugh's old TV show:
  • Middle Class Mick

    05/01/2012 2:25:38 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 9 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 5/1/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Midway through a Julie Burchill column in the Guardian bemoaning the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, I was startled to learn the following: Although fewer than 10 percent of British children attend private schools, their alumni make up over 60 percent of the acts on the U.K. pop charts. Twenty years ago, it was 1 percent. There's always been a bit of this, of course: Mick Jagger went to the London School of Economics and made more money singing the songs of hardscrabble Mississippi bluesmen than the gnarled old-timers who'd lived those lyrics could ever dream of. But he was "middle class"...
  • Apple Could Offer Own Wireless Service, Observer Says (To bypass AT&T and Verizon Wireless)

    05/01/2012 2:17:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 05/01/2012 | By PATRICK SEITZ
    Apple (AAPL) soon might bypass AT&T (T) and Verizon Wireless, co-owned by Verizon Communications (T) and Vodafone (VOD), to offer its own mobile wireless service directly to customers, according to an industry observer. Veteran wireless industry strategist Whitey Bluestein made the bold prediction while speaking at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, Spain, according to BGR. Apple has the distribution channels and customer base, with more than 250 million credit card numbers on file for iTunes users, to make the move, Bluestein said. But to do so, Apple itself would have to subsidize its iPhone for customers, Bluestein says....
  • California.. New Law to ask state contractors: Are you straight or gay?

    05/01/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 27 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 5-1-12 | cakid1
    California.. New Law to ask state contractors: Are you straight or gay? State Assembly Speaker John Perez runs the Assembly Its not the law of the land yet. But a bill moving through the state Assembly would ask state contractors if they’re gay. The bill passed in the Assembly. The measure would allow business owners to identify themselves as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual. Only one Republican voted for the bill.
  • French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic.

    05/01/2012 9:05:55 AM PDT · by trotskylvalia · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/30/2012 | Eriq Gardner
    Google has been hit with a lawsuit in France for suggesting that certain celebrities, including News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, are "Jewish." French organization that fights discrimination, say that by connecting persons with an often persecuted religious minority, the web giant is overseeing “the creation of what is probably the biggest Jewish file in history.”
  • NY Tabloids Responded To Amar'e Stoudemire Punching A Fire Extinguisher With Some Epic Headlines

    05/01/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2012 | Tony Manfred
    <p>Amar'e Stoudemire went and attacked a fire extinguisher last night after the losing to the Heat, and now he'll possibly be out for the season with a lacerated hand.</p> <p>This morning, as you can imagine, the New York tabloids responded with some solid headlines.</p>
  • How Elite Colleges Still Feed Wall St.’s Recruiting Machine

    05/01/2012 6:21:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/01/2012 | Laura Newland
    Three and a half years have passed since the onset of the financial crisis, and the public hasn’t changed the way it talks about Wall Street and its future. Journalists, politicians and even the Occupy movement have shaped our discussion by analyzing — and often attacking — the bankers at the helm. Again and again we read about the forces driving the industry today, when we should be looking to the people who will lead Wall Street tomorrow. Though recent media reports suggest that elite students are growing disillusioned by Wall Street, the numbers are unconvincing. Among the class of...
  • Sarcastic May Day poster?

    05/01/2012 4:38:27 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 24 replies
    May 1 | ctdonath2
    Looking for office-suitable poster/picture retorts to May Day. If anyplace has 'em it'll be FR!
  • A Poll That Should Be Taken;Why Not Ask The 50 Million Food Stampers?,Romney Or Obama?

    04/30/2012 7:33:36 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 6 replies
    When it comes to taking polls,who are they asking?Working Americans,Unemployed Americans?,Financially Suffering Americans?.It would be interesting for Gallup and Raz to take sample polls from the 47/50 Million adults on food stamps/government suppliment,etc. who they will vote for. Do you think 70% of them are so happy with their newer lower standard of living that they will giddy to vote for Obama? Especially when they have found out about the millions he and Moochele have spent on vacations?
  • 'Your' Car Won't Be After 2015

    04/30/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eric Peters
    Mandatory "Event Data Recorders" will even know you're speeding in reverse. After a certain point, it's not paranoia. The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill 1813. (See here for the full text of the bill itself; the relevant section is 31406.) This legislation -- already passed by the Senate and likely to be passed by the House -- will impose a legal requirement that all new cars made beginning with the 2015 models be fitted with so-called Event Data Recorders (EDRs). These are...
  • President Mini-Me and the 2012 Election

    04/30/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 30, 2012 | Andrew B. Wilson
    Mitt Romney is running against a different man than the Pied Piper of "transformational change" who danced and floated to victory against John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Romney's opponent is that man's clone -- scaled down to one-eighth the size. He's a much smaller and distinctly meaner version of the Barack Obama of four years ago, and he knows how to fight in only one way -- small and dirty.
  • Virgil Goode wins the nomination for Constitution Party!

    04/30/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    4/30/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to the Constitution Party website. I don't know too much about Mr. Goode, but I will be now be seeking to find out more about him. But I do know that as with Ronald Reagan, he too was once a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party - but then went beyond that to the Constitution Party in the end. Despite not knowing too much about Goode, he can't possibly get the Cons. Party nom, and yet be worse than Romney or Obama. Given what we have seen today, with the Romney campaign saying that Romney advised the Obama administration...
  • Lonely life of the techno-addict as thousands go up to 48 hours without speaking to another human

    04/30/2012 1:46:33 PM PDT · by traumer · 17 replies
    Technology-addicts regularly go 48 hours without speaking to anyone in person, a study has found. A significant three per cent of adults fall into a so-called ‘digitally dominant’ group which will mainly communicate via text, email or video calls. It suggests technology – from smartphones to iPads – is helping to kill off physical and social interaction among those obsessed with the devices. According to researchers for digital marketing agency dnx, adults in the digitally dominant group are four times less likely to go to a shop than average. Most Britons use digital technology but a majority do so in...
  • Freep This Poll!

    04/30/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT · by tickedoffnow · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-30-12 | Unknown
    CNN US section running poll: Do you feel Florida's 'stand your ground' law is helpful or harmful?
  • Rather: Romney Has ‘Good Chance of Beating’ Obama

    04/30/2012 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 10:47 AM | Newsmax Wires
    Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. “I have no idea what kind of president [former Massachusetts] Gov. Romney will make, but I do think … he has a good chance of becoming president,” Rather told Politico. “President Obama is even money at best at this particular time … His odds right now are 50/50 in my book.” Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life In the News.”...
  • Labour already rues the day it let Ken (Livingstone) run for Mayor (of London)

    04/30/2012 11:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 30 April 2012 | Jenni Russell
    This mayoral contest should have been Labour’s to win. The economy is tanking, the austerity strategy is clearly failing, and every big political story since the Budget has made the Government look either incompetent, heartless, craven or possibly corrupt. Lurching from granny tax to cash-for-Cameron, petrol hoarding to cosy communications with Rupert Murdoch’s men, the Conservatives have abruptly lost much of the public’s trust. Last week, their poll ratings tumbled to just 29 percent, 11 points behind Labour, a record low. But those ratings aren’t reflected in London’s mayoral race, where Boris Johnson has consistently remained in the lead. In...
  • Microsoft gears up for fight with Apple, Amazon by investing in Barnes & Noble's Nook

    04/30/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/30/2012 | Phil Wahba
    Microsoft will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, gaining a foothold in the fast-growing e-books market as the bookseller gets more firepower to compete against's Kindle and Apple's (AAPL) iPad. The move comes as Microsoft is looking to generate excitement around its tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system, expected on the market around October. The deal announced on Monday includes Microsoft taking a stake in the bookseller's college bookstore division. It also means that the two companies have settled their patent dispute. Shares of Barnes & Noble soared nearly 70 percent on Monday, while Microsoft shares were...
  • 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

    The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right. A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. They build huge armies of "troops" to order about, demonize competitors as "enemies," and treat customers as "territory" to be conquered. Extraordinary...
  • Forward?--Calling Ken Kesey

    04/30/2012 9:19:30 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 31 replies
    I couldn't help but think of this when I heard Obama's new campaign slogan.
  • American Companies with the Most Customers

    04/30/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/30/2012 | Charles B. Stockdale
    Last week, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced that it sold 35.1 million iPhones worldwide in the latest quarter. The figure is large, but not extraordinary. Some consumer products and consumer electronics companies sell their products to a considerably larger number of customers — in the U.S. alone. 24/7 Wall St. examined the corporations operating in the largest U.S. consumer-based industries to find the largest companies based on customer count. The customer bases of many of these companies are in the tens of millions. Each company operates in an industry that provides a product or a service to an extremely wide spectrum...
  • GOLDMAN: The Economy Is Slowing, And This Weeks Jobs Report Will Be Worse Than What People Expect

    04/30/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/30/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Goldman Sachs is out with a depressing way to start the week: Bearish commentary on the state of the economy and a negative call on this Friday's big jobs report. There are two key points: The first is that Goldman's own proprietary economic indicator shows a clearly decelerating US economy. Ths economic deceleration you can see here. Goldman Sachs Then Hatzius says that this Friday's jobs report will be weaker than the 165K new new jobs created that analysts expected. Hatzius sees just 125K. WHy? Basically because we still have a lot of winter payback. Most of the job surge...
  • Obama's Stupid "Pit Bulls are Delicious" joke...

    04/30/2012 5:08:21 AM PDT · by discipler · 57 replies
    President Obama tells a joke that is just plain tasteless and nonsensical. Who writes this stuff for him! Obama: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?" "A pit bull is delicious." First off, I doubt that a pit bull is delicious meat. To say it's "delicious" is probably a stretch unless you have no taste....hmmm. But the second part is the inclusion of the "hockey mom". It's nonsense. How is a hockey mom delicious or not delicious. Has he eaten hockey mom? Is is a metaphor for something negative about hockey moms? Did he just slam...
  • Barack Obama: Tearing Catholics to Pieces

    04/29/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Keith Riler
    What is a liberal Catholic—and especially a minority liberal Catholic—to do? Personal corporeal subdivision is just not an option, and even if it were, which parts would be minority, which liberal, and which Catholic? Alas, the challenges to the integrated human posed by the president's dehumanizing and divisive class/race/gender/religious warfare! … Catholics are united over very big things, things that should bind through adversity. Catholics believe in one God, the Creator. We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, true god and true man. We believe that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, rose, and ascended, and that in...
  • Former Miss New Hampshire USA faces assault charge

    04/29/2012 3:49:57 PM PDT · by mountn man · 36 replies
    Yahoo/ AP ^ | 4/29/2012
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say a former Miss New Hampshire USA faces a simple assault charge stemming from a confrontation with her boyfriend. Police say Sunday that 26-year-old Nicole Houde was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say the Manchester beauty queen punched, kicked, scratched and bit 33-year-old Scott Nickerson, also of Manchester. Police say the two were arguing and Nickerson took Houde's cellphone, prompting the physical confrontation. Houde was the 2010 Miss New Hampshire USA. Miss New Hampshire USA and Miss Teen New Hampshire USA are distinct from Miss New Hampshire and Miss America pageants.
  • Two Brides, One Groom: Iraqi Marries Two Women in One Night

    04/28/2012 9:08:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Abdul Rahman Nayef al-Obeidi falls in love with two women, but instead of choosing between them, he married both in one night.Abdul Rahman Nayef al-Obeidi, a 22-year-old Iraqi farmer, fell in love with two women, but instead of choosing between them, he married both in one night in a small village in central Iraq. The wedding ceremony for Obeidi and two of his cousins, Intidhar, 17, and Suad, 22, was held on April 6 at his family home in Al-Laqlaq village, north of Tikrit. The ceremony was attended by the families of his two brides, relatives and friends, who were...
  • Mother whose foster son, 4, died of salt poisoning back in court (Hannah Overton)

    04/28/2012 5:19:32 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 21 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | April 27, 2012 | Rachel Quigly
    Hannah Overton was charged with capital murder, found guilty and handed down a life sentence. This week the 35-year-old was back in a Texas courthouse to try and get her capital murder conviction overturned and convince a judge she did not intentionally poison the four-year-old but that he did it to himself. The defense argued that Andrew had Pica an eating disorder characterized by an obsessive appetite. Overton and her husband told ABC's 20/20 that the boy would eat anything he could get his hands on. The day he collapsed in their home, Andrew was found in the pantry by...
  • Lampreys from Great Lakes Destined for Queen's Pie (Britain's Queen Elizabeth II)

    04/28/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 27, 2012 | AP
    Lampreys from Great Lakes destined for queen's pie DETROIT — A few unwanted, invasive sea lampreys from the Great Lakes have been shipped to England for use in a traditional pie for Queen Elizabeth II. The Detroit Free Press reports ( the City of Gloucester, which has given the pie as a gift to the monarch since the Middle Ages, requested the eel-like creatures from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission because they're a protected species in England. The pie is for June's Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of the queen's ascent to the throne. Commission spokesman Marc Gaden shipped 2...
  • Software Engineers Will Work One Day for English Majors

    04/28/2012 12:48:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Quantnet ^ | 04/27/2012
    This is an article from Bloomberg, but since Bloomberg articles cannot be posted here, another website summarizes the article. Original article here: To summarize the article: Although entry level software engineering jobs are extremely attractive for young graduating college students, their employability often starts to decline at age 35. There are two main reasons for this: 1. older employees may no longer be up-to-date with the latest technologies 2. they're too expensive. Statistics show that most software developers are out of the field by age 40. Moving into management roles can allay this problem, but these jobs are limited....
  • World’s Deadliest Golf Course Boasts Land Mines and Man-Bear-Pigs (Korean DMZ Combat Golf)

    04/28/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 28, 2012 | By Lauren Davis
    World’s deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. Formerly Camp Kitty Hawk, United Nations Command post Camp Bonifas was renamed in 1986 to honor Captain Arthur G. Bonifas, who had been axe murdered in 1976 during a conflict with North Korea...
  • Husband Orders Hitman To Murder His Wife As A BIRTHDAY PRESENT To Himself

    04/28/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 16 replies
    iwidk ^ | 27th April, 2012 | Lukasz Bielawski
    Jorge Vazquez, 32, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, after he attempted to hire a hitman to murder his wife as a 32nd birthday present for himself.
  • Vanity(?): Funding the Green New Deal: Building a Green Financial System

    04/27/2012 11:16:40 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 4 replies
    4/28/2012 | wheresmyusa
    I came across a document this evening published in October of 2011 and thought i would post it for "the record". It is written as a guide for the EU, using the financial crises as an excuse to shift to a new green economy. An EU which as we know is in shambles now, with Spain crossing the event horizon and beginning its death spiral. However, as i and many before me have surmised in the past, the reason for the total disregard of our economy, and many other nations being disregarding theirs, is because they must be destroyed to...
  • Does Medicine Discourage Gay Doctors?

    04/27/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D.
    During my surgical training, whenever the conversation turned to relationships, one of my colleagues would always joke about his inability to get a date, then abruptly change the subject. I thought he might be gay but never asked him outright, because it didn’t seem important. But one morning, while we working at the nurses’ station with several of the other doctors-in-training, I realized it was important, because at the hospital, he really couldn’t be himself. Doctor and Patient Dr. Pauline Chen on medical care. That morning, one of the senior surgeons stormed over. He had found one of his patients...
  • Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

    04/27/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NBC NY (From Drudge) ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 | DANIEL MACHT
    Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun. An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983. Cross said during an initial court appearance...
  • Obama announces 2012 Launch of African Americans for Obama...

    04/27/2012 5:06:31 PM PDT · by bazbo · 33 replies
    Today, as our nation kicks off African American History Month, the campaign is launching African Americans for Obama. When President Obama took the oath of office, our economy was hemorrhaging jobs at a record pace. President Obama inherited a system that allowed a shrinking number of people to get ahead while the rest of us fell behind. But he stopped the bleeding and went to work for our community and our nation. Despite serious challenges, since 2009 restoring our shared values has helped us achieve real progress.
  • Rep. Gohmert: 'Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life'

    04/27/2012 2:48:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/12 03:50 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Friday went "Animal House" on Democrats by saying on the House floor: "Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life." Gohmert explained that in a telephone call Thursday night with Tea Party supporters, he was asked how he can justify his opposition to new taxes on oil companies, while cutting money from healthcare programs and other social services. Gohmert said Democrats apparently "slipped in a ringer" into his "telephone town hall," and said he could not answer the person at the time. But he delivered his full response on the House floor....
  • Duchess of Cambridge 'has potential to be the new Jackie O', says Amanda Wakeley

    04/27/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Amanda Wakeley said the Duchess had become such a powerful trend-setter, particularly in the US, that she bore comparison with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former wife of President John F Kennedy. “I think she really has the potential to become a modern-day Jackie O,” she said. “She has a big impact on fashion. It always amuses me how much more, despite her being British, how much more the impact is in America. “Whatever she chooses to wear is neat and quite youthful and it’s always occasion appropriate and that’s hard. This is a big role that she has and she...
  • ‘Afro Sponges’ Spark Fury – Are They Politically Correct?

    04/27/2012 11:02:55 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 31 replies
    iwidk ^ | April 27th, 2012 | Mike Finniello
    British makers Paladone have styled a line of cleaning products after carricatures of Dianna Ross and other black soul singers much to the chagrin of campaigners who feel the products are racially offensive. It is the hair of the cleaning products that acts as a brillo-pad that have civil rights groups furious.
  • Cartoons: Social Issues (a glossary of terms)

    04/27/2012 8:47:30 AM PDT · by opineapple
    Bumper Sticker Versions Sources: The Lefty Lexicon Anti-Lib Stickers
  • Henry Rollins' Letter to a Young American

    04/27/2012 6:46:42 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 | Henry Rollins Transcript Henry Rollins: Young person, you’ll find in your life that sometimes your great ambitions will be momentarily stymied, thwarted, marginalized by those who were perhaps luckier, come from money, where more doors opened, where college was a given--it was not a student loan; it was something that Dad paid for--to where an ease and confidence in life was almost a birthright, where for you it was a very hard climb. Okay, that happens all the time. Some of the greatest Americans, some of the greatest thinkers, artists, architects, politicians and other movers, shakers and creators all over the...
  • Egypt’s ‘Farewell Intercourse’ law allowing sex with dead wives sparks fury

    04/27/2012 2:40:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | April 27, 2012
    Egypt’s new Islamist-dominated parliament is preparing to introduce a controversial law that would allow husbands to have sex with their deceased wives up to six hours after death. Known as the "farewell Intercourse" law, the measure is being championed as part of a raft of reforms introduced by the parliament that will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 for girls.Egypt’s National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that ‘marginalizing and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development'. Dr. Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian...
  • House GOP set to curb college student loan costs

    04/27/2012 2:33:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4:21 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 | Alan Fram
    Republican leaders are ready to try pushing legislation through the House holding down interest rates on federal loans to millions of college students. Democrats say that's a goal the GOP has adopted only lately, but the top House Democrat is opposing the measure anyway in a fight that highlights how election-year politics is coloring Congress' work. The House planned to vote Friday on the bill, which would keep interest rates at 3.4 percent for subsidized Stafford loans, instead of rising as scheduled to 6.8 percent on July 1. The GOP-written package would cover its $5.9 billion cost by plucking money...
  • Nugent Reveals Details to Beck About the Alaskan Hunting Trip That Made Him a Target of the Feds

    04/26/2012 3:33:22 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 26, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Over the past few weeks, rocker Ted Nugent has been making headlines. From his controversial speech at the National Rifle Association conference to his recent drama over hunting missteps with the U.S. government, Nugent has had a busy month. In a radio interview with Glenn Beck this morning, the musician delved into the details surrounding his recent guilty plea for illegally killing a black bear in Alaska — details that appear to show he’s being targeted by the Feds.
  • Four-Year-Old Boy Shot His Father DEAD After Dad Did Not Bring Home A PLAYSTATION

    04/26/2012 10:27:12 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 27 replies
    Iwidk ^ | 23rd April, 2012 | Annamarie Houlis
    A four-year-old boy from southern Jizan area shot his father with a pistol after he would not let him buy a Sony Playstation.
  • 45% Of Americans Will Probably Run Out Of Money By Their 75th Birthday

    04/26/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/26/2012 | Jana Kasperkevic
    Here is some good news from the Center for Disease Control: by 2050, life expectancy in the U.S. will be 87.5 years.  Or at least we thought this was good news. According to a Northwestern Mutual study, it turns out that only 56 percent of American are financially prepared to live to age 75, and even fewer are prepared to live to 85 or 95. Women are expected to live even longer than men but they're even more in danger of outliving their finances. In fact, only 45 percent of those surveyed have any plan regarding their financial life, down from...
  • The World Has Little Use For A Suburban American Single Family Home Priced Over $250K

    04/26/2012 6:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/26/2012 | Gregor MacDonald
    If there’s one asset the world has little use for, it’s an American single family home priced above 250K, reachable only by car. The great, post-war buildout of America’s suburbs relied upon the continuance of a favorable arbitrage between rising wages, and low transportation costs. Now that this profitable scheme has come to an end, it should be no surprise that Robert Shiller remarked this week that housing “may not recover in our lifetime.” While some stabilization has been seen since the start of the US housing bust, Case-Shiller data showed this week that many cities hit new price lows....
  • A Poll That Hasn't Been Taken,But Should; The Military Vote. Will Libs Stop Overseas Ballets?

    04/25/2012 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 22 replies
    The polls are pretty meaningless for now, but will be in Romneys Favor once he picks a VP. What hasn't been brought up yet in the media is the military vote. How many ballets will be coming back? How many will vote to show Obama the door? Can you imagine how the "Rats" will react when they find out that Romney is the choice of our heroes? Will Schumer and Biden stall the mailings of the ballots? Wasn't there a delay in the mailing of oversea ballots last time around?
  • "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" (Did I hear Hannity correctly?

    04/25/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    4/25/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    On Hannity's show "Hannity's America," last night I could swear that near the end of his show he asked those on the invited panel "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" Did anyone watch his show last night and hear this, as he said this pretty fast? As if Romney is Reagan. Obama is Carter, but Romney is no Reagan. Romney is a Rinocrat.
  • Thomas Kinkade's Death Pits Wife Vs. Girlfriend Over Painter's Secrets

    04/25/2012 9:46:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2012 | Aly Weisman
    Artist Thomas Kinkade, known as "The Painter of Light" left more of a dark scene after he passed away earlier this month at the age of 54. Famous for his mass-produced, idyllic images of baseball fields, cottages along rivers and scenes from Disney films, Kinkade was more troubled in his personal life than his paintings suggested. Reports of heavy drinking (Kinkade's brother said he had recently relapsed) and a volatile relationship with his girlfriend came out after the famous painter's untimely death. Kinkade had been living with his girlfriend, Indian-born Amy Pinto Walsh, after he and his first wife, Nanette,...
  • 53% of New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed; Rude Awakening for Class of 2012

    04/25/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    MISH's Global Economic Analysis ^ | 04/25/2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The USA Today reports graduating class of 2012 is in for a rude awakening as Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. Median wages for those with bachelor's degrees are down from...
  • Peter Schiff: Obama is a socialist and is ignorant of history and economics.

    04/25/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/22/2012 | Peter Schiff
    Good clip. Destroys Obamanomics and this ignrant con man.