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  • Plain White T’s Evil? ‘Diverse’ Group of Students Suspended for Claims of White Supremacy...

    05/30/2011 6:41:33 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 30, 2011 at 2:05pm by | Naked Emperor News
    SOQUEL, Calif. – Students banned from a Central Coast school for wearing a white t-shirt. On Wednesday, Soquel High School suspended at least two students. The students say it’s because of allegations, they’re part of a white supremacist group.
  • Government Investment in Electric Cars to Be Tested

    05/30/2011 4:50:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    A pilot program to test the efficiency of electric cars in five American cities is underway. The initial investment will cost $4.5 million and is projected to save $116,000 per year if successful. In order to recover the initial investment each electric car will need to be driven 600,000 miles. According to Consumer Reports, the average life expectancy of a new car is 150,000 miles. read more...
  • The myth of Sarah Palin’s stupidity

    05/23/2011 9:42:50 PM PDT · by onyx · 44 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | Updated: 12:02 AM 05/24/2011 | John Ziegler
    John Ziegler In only the past couple days, just as the Republican presidential field seems to be forming the type of void that almost begs her to fill it, Sarah Palin has once again been called “stupid” in two high-profile media outlets.The first came from one of the usual suspects, Chris Matthews and MSNBC, where the host dismissed Palin as having allegedly proven herself to be “profoundly stupid.”The second occurred when the Huffington Post repeated a secondhand quote from an anonymous “Republican” who allegedly told a New York magazine reporter that Fox News head Roger Ailes “thinks” that Palin is...
  • America Drowns, But Obama Throws the Mideast Our Life Preserver

    05/20/2011 4:43:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 20, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Taking a brief timeout from his perennial campaign, Obama has given a big speech on the Middle East. It’s not surprising how many billions more dollars Obama wants in his quest to save the world with our money. None of that really matters, though, to the struggling American who’s out of work, on food stamps, facing double-digit inflation in every necessity of life, or fed up to his neck hearing Obama brag about getting bin Laden. Forget the speech, dear readers. I’ll give you the whole thing in a nutshell: America drowns while Obama throws our own life preserver to...
  • Democrat: Non-Energy-Producing States Shouldn’t Complain About High Gas Prices

    05/13/2011 4:31:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/12/2011 | Susan Jones
    ( - A U.S. senator -- a Democrat – is taking a strong stand against a bill introduced by a fellow Democrat that would end energy subsidies for big oil companies. In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu, from the oil-producing state of Louisiana, said the bill introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) targets an industry that supports 9.2 million jobs and contributes more than 7.7 percent to U.S. gross domestic product. Ending energy subsidies for oil and gas companies, she said, will not reduce gas prices, but it will eliminate jobs. Landrieu also took a...
  • School swim coach quits after 'pulling girl from water by hair... she did not swim fast enough'

    05/10/2011 3:09:18 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2011 | John Stevens
    A swimming coach has resigned after he was allegedly caught on camera pulling a schoolgirl from the pool by her hair after she did not swim fast enough. The shocking footage appears to show the assistant coach at Roseville High School, California, reach down into the water and grab the 17-year-old girl’s hair after her team finished fifth out of six in a competition. Coach Geoff Capell was reportedly unhappy that the captain of the varsity team Jennifer McCarroll and another girl were not giving the race their best effort. The video has caused outrage after it was posted online...
  • Inevitable: Idiots Form 'Osama NOT Dead' Group on Facebook

    05/03/2011 8:19:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Well, it didn't take very long for the stupid people of the world to wake up and come up with a pushback against the fact that Osama bin Laden is currently bobbing someplace in the Indian Ocean today. Instead, the same people that believe just about anything have decided to believe that the killing of bin Laden was fake. Welcome to the "Osama bin Laden NOT DEAD" group on Facebook. It has many members from outside of the United States-- apparently the conspiracy theories that abounded after September 11th die hard. Further, there's a lot of handwringing about American policies....
  • 2012 Electionm is Cemented for Obama (4 more years is a done deal)

    05/01/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 131 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5-1-11 | wac3rd
    One of the most hated men in history has been killed by our troops by a Commander-in-Chief who has done everything in his power to demean, de-fund, impose demeaning homosexuality and restrict the ability of our troops to fight terror, including pursuing civilian trials for captured would-be terrorists. Let's be fair here, the average American hasn't a clue what century the French & Indian War was fought in and probably cannot tell you who who Joe Biden is, so the mainstream media will run with this for all its worth. The Media will give 100% credit to Obama and mark...
  • Three Struck by Car During Fight at McDonald's Hiring Day

    04/19/2011 4:36:17 PM PDT · by Graneros · 33 replies
    Fox 8 News Cleveland, OH ^ | 4-19-11 | By Dan Jovic
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Three people were struck by a car and police are searching for the individual they say was responsible after a melee broke out at the McDonald's 'National Hiring Day' event at St. Clair Ave. and East 105th St. Det. Theodore Perez with the Cleveland Police Department tells Fox 8 News' Melissa Reid, a fight broke between two females outside the event. Sgt. Joseph O'Neal with the Cleveland Police Department says one of the women was asked to leave by the owner and operator of the McDonald's and the store's manager. Sgt. O'Neal says the woman who was...
  • Pissant Agrees to Return To FR, Head Sarah Palin Freeper Fundraiser

    03/31/2011 10:26:44 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 159 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-01-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Pissant has just agreed to come back to Free Republic and spearhead what has been characterized as a massive fundraising effort, just in time for Sarah's planned announcement of her run for the Presidency.
  • BART manager's early exit may cost 7 figures

    03/29/2011 8:33:29 PM PDT · by railor · 7 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Sunday, March 27, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    The details of BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger's early exit are still being worked out, but one thing is clear - it's not going to be cheap. "If it's not seven figures, it could be doggone close," said Lynette Sweet, one of nine BART directors who will have to vote on the package. BART and Dugger have both armed up with outside attorneys to do the final negotiations. Dugger, who has an open-ended contract that pays her $354,000 a year, was basically fired by a 5-4 vote of BART directors last month. Sweet was among those voting to keep her....
  • Suttle unrolls toilet paper tax

    03/24/2011 6:54:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 23, 2011 | By Maggie O'Brien
    Mayor Jim Suttle went to Washington Tuesday flush with ideas for how federal officials could help cities like Omaha pay for multibillion-dollar sewer projects. Among the items on his brainstorming list: a proposal for a 10-cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper you buy. Based on the four-pack price for Charmin double rolls Tuesday at a midtown Hy-Vee, such a tax would add more than 10 percent to the per-roll price, pushing it over a buck
  • Liberals: Useless Idiots

    03/23/2011 2:04:21 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 9 replies ^ | 3/23/11 | Alan Levy and a whole host of idiot libs
    Check out some of the conversations I had on the George $oros funded Nothing was edited and the grammatical, capitalization, and spelling errors by the 2+2=5'ers were left in for full effect. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [A conversation about what Enumerated Power grants Congress the authority to fund NPR, AKA Nazi Propaganda Radio, that somehow became a conversation about the "horrors of capitalism".] Me: I'd like to know what Enumerated Power grants the "government" the authority to fund Nazi Propaganda Radio (NPR). Buehler....anyone....anyone...anyone....? Drone: The same power that grants the government to continue handing out subsidies to Big Oil. The same power...
  • Why can't we just let the Libyans fight it out (...and then make friends with the winners

    03/20/2011 6:06:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 20, 2010 | Christophe Hitchens
    Politics seems to have become a sort of mental illness. We have no bloody business in Libya, and no idea what we hope to achieve there. We are daily told that we have no money to spare. We have just scrapped a large part of our Navy. Our Army is stuck in an Afghan war whose point nobody can explain. And now we have set out on a course that could drag us into a long, gory brawl in North Africa.
  • I Don't See It From My Hous

    03/16/2011 11:01:42 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 10 replies ^ | Happy St. Patrick's Day! | Alan Levy
    From today's White House press briefing.... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q Given that Secretary Chu described the situation in Japan as a partial meltdown today and that there are conflicting reports, says Secretary Chu, that several reactors are now at risk, and given the updated advisories about the evacuations that you’ve outlined here, is there thought being given here to postponing the Latin America trip? [INNER PARTY MEMBER JAY] CARNEY [Press Secretary]: We still very much plan to take the trip. I just want to emphasize with all -- Q When? MR. CARNEY: We are leaving on schedule on Friday. It bears repeating...
  • Trash Collectors Refuse to Pick Up Toxic Eco-Bulbs

    03/09/2011 9:32:36 AM PST · by La Lydia · 74 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | March 10, 2011
    Nothing could more perfectly summarize the perverse insanity of eco-fascism than Big Government's war on the incandescent light bulb. Because sanctimonious bureauweenies are winning this war, traditional light bulbs will soon be illegal, leaving us with inferior yet more expensive compact fluorescents, which are so toxic that garbagemen are balking at their presence in the trash: Councils across the UK are refusing to pick up low-energy lightbulbs from homes as they contain toxic mercury, which gives off poisonous vapours. But confused consumers are putting the new bulbs — classed as hazardous waste — in their dustbins when they burn out,...
  • Say Good-Bye to Reliable Energy

    03/07/2011 11:10:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 27 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | March 6, 2011
    Isn't it nice how you just flip a switch and the lights come on, and you can sit down to work at your computer whenever you need to? Enjoy these conveniences while you can, because reliable electricity is among the privileges the moonbat ruling class plans to revoke: Electricity consumers in the UK will need to get used to flicking the switch and finding the power unavailable, according to Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, the country's grid operator. Because of a six-fold increase in wind generation, which won't be available when the wind doesn't blow, "The grid is going...
  • Georgia Legislator Wants To Investigate Miscarriages, Create Uterus Police

    02/22/2011 5:03:25 PM PST · by AirForceVet1988 · 24 replies
    Babble ^ | February 21, 2011 | Jonathon Turley
    First the attack on Planned Parenthood funding and now this: Republican State Rep. Bobby Franklin of Georgia introduced a bill in his state last week that, if enacted, would require proof that a miscarriage occurred naturally. If a woman can’t prove that her miscarriage–or spontaneous abortion–occurred without intervention, she could face felony charges.
  • Mortgage registrar cannot transfer mortgages-court

    02/14/2011 4:47:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/14/11 | Jonathan Stempel
    A company that tracks roughly half of all U.S. home loans has no right to transfer mortgages, a ruling that could significantly affect the foreclosure process nationwide, a federal bankruptcy judge concluded. Merscorp Inc, a private company known as MERS and owned by large banks and mortgage processors, cannot act as an agent of the banks that own mortgages, wrote Judge Robert Grossman of the U.S. bankruptcy court in Central Islip, New York, located on Long Island. MERS, which stands for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, tracks more than 60 million mortgages, and has filed thousands of foreclosure actions on behalf...
  • Don’t put wire on your windows – it might hurt burglars!

    02/13/2011 5:12:15 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13th February 2011
    Residents in Surrey and Kent villages have been ordered by police to remove wire mesh from their windows as burglars could be injured. Home owners in the villages of Tandridge and Tatsfield in Surrey and in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge in Kent have said they are furious that they are being branded 'criminals' for protecting their property. Locals had reinforced their windows with wire mesh after a series of shed thefts but were told by community police officers that the wire was 'dangerous' and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they 'hurt themselves'.
  • WikiLeaks Angry About Ex-Staff Member’s Book

    02/13/2011 5:17:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb. 10, 2011 | Ravi Somiya
    WikiLeaks said it was taking “legal action” over a tell-all book to be released Friday by a former staff member that is critical of its founder, Julian Assange, and says the Web site was disabled by a spate of defections last year.
  • Man accused of animal cruelty defends himself

    02/11/2011 7:13:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    WMBF News Myrtle Beach ^ | 02/12/2011 | Brandon Herring
    Warning: Graphic Content Len Crenshaw, the man accused of cruelty to a family pet, says he never intended to hurt the animal. CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Len Crenshaw, the man accused of cruelty to a family pet, says he never intended to hurt the animal. Crenshaw was arrested this week and charged with general ill treatment of animals/torture. The Horry County Police Department says officers found Crenshaw's dog "Buddy" in the back yard with multiple collars that were too small and embedded in the skin around the dog's neck. Crenshaw said in an interview Friday he was upset about Buddy's...
  • This Just In: Barack Obama Is A Blithering Idiot

    02/08/2011 11:12:47 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/09/11 | Alan Levy
    If I were Bill Daley, the new White House chief of staff, my first act would be to surgically attach a teleprompter to Chairman Obama. It's pretty obvious that our Dear Leader is helpless without one, since he's almost as gaffe-prone as Joe Bite Me. Every time Obama goes off 'prompter, another FUBAR moment occurs. (Like getting outed as a socialist by a plumber, calling cops stupid, calling Republicans hostage takers, just to name a few public relations disasters.) I'd call the Failed Messiah an empty suit, but that would be unfair to empty suits the world over. (They might...
  • Harper, Obama agree to integrate border, creating security and trade perimeter

    02/04/2011 8:53:49 PM PST · by La Lydia · 29 replies ^ | February 3, 2011
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama are seeking a sweeping deal to establish a North American security and trade perimeter, opening talks Friday that could lead to jointly operated Canada-U.S. border facilities, an integrated entry-exit system to track travellers and the deployment of "cross-designated" law enforcement officers to intercept terrorists and criminals. Harper touted the plan as vital to both the safety and prosperity of Canadians, even as critics expressed concerns a future agreement with the U.S. could compromise the nation's sovereignty... The declaration issued by Harper and Obama said the two countries "intend to pursue a...
  • Al Sharpton continues political war on free speech

    02/03/2011 6:22:17 AM PST · by FredJake · 13 replies ^ | 2/3/2011 | Joe Newby
    Reverend Al Sharpton returned to MSNBC's The Ed Show to continue his jihad against conservative free speech on Monday. Although the primary target of Sharpton's attack was Rush Limbaugh, the real target is anyone he disagrees with, which usually means conservatives. According to Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters, the reason (this time) was Rush Limbaugh's satirical piece mocking Chinese president Hu Jintao. Schultz asked Sharpton how the FCC could govern what talk show hosts might say in those situations. “Would there be a review board? Would it go — because obviously once the license is given out, they still put talkers...
  • Bernanke, BLS Lie About Inflation: Dr. Doom Faber

    02/02/2011 7:53:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/02/2011
    <p>Global inflation is far higher than official statistics reveal, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the “Gloom, Boom and Doom” report told CNBC on Wednesday, with increases in the cost of living amounting to between five and eight percent in the United States and just below that in Europe.</p>
  • Have Bernanke And Ethanol Sunk Egypt? The People Cannot Afford To Buy Bread

    02/01/2011 5:03:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    IDB Editorials ^ | February 1, 2011 | LAWRENCE KUDLOW
    Decades of autocratic government and a lack of free elections are, of course, the main drivers of the political upheaval in Egypt. But did the sinking dollar and skyrocketing food prices trigger the massive unrest now occurring in Egypt — or the greater Arab world for that matter? In addition to Egypt, the people have taken to the streets to varying degrees in Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Yemen. Local food riots have even broken out in rural China and other Asian locales. While the mainstream media focus on the political aspects of this turmoil, they are overlooking the impact...
  • Food Riots: Is Bernanke Partially to Blame?

    01/30/2011 2:57:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 28,2011 | Larry Kudlow
    <p>As we know, massive popular unrest has broken out against autocratic governments in North Africa and the Arab world. Egypt is the biggest story. But to varying degrees, the people have taken to the streets in Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Yemen.</p>
  • Woman Tries To Mail Puppy

    02/02/2011 5:46:11 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 20 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | February 1, 2011 6:45 PM | Sonya Goins
    They’re calling it the parcel puppy. A Minneapolis woman is charged with animal cruelty after police say she tried to send a puppy through the mail. The poodle-mixed pup is being held temporarily at the animal control office in Minneapolis but still belongs to the woman who allegedly tried to mail it — 39-year-old Stacey Champion. “Clearly there wasn’t a whole lot of thought that went into this,” said Sgt. Angela Dodge with the Minneapolis Police Department. Dodge said last Tuesday Champion took the puppy to the Loring Post Office. The puppy was in a box with a priority sticker...
  • It’s reptile vs. fish in fight to be Kansas fossil

    01/28/2011 9:11:30 PM PST · by One Name · 9 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | January 28, 2011 | MARY CLARKIN
    Topeka — About 80 million years ago, the Pteranodon longiceps flying reptile would not have been powerful enough to swoop down and successfully nab the big Xiphactinus audax fish. In a bid to be designated the official state fossil, though, don't count the pteranodon out yet. On Monday, state Reps. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, and Don Hineman, R-Dighton, introduced a bill to declare the fossil of the Xiphactinus audax the official fossil of the state of Kansas. The bill's genesis came from Sloan's constituents. On Wednesday, Sloan said, he started hearing views that the more fitting state fossil was the pteranodon....
  • Government Waste and Stupidity

    01/26/2011 3:35:15 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 3 replies
    US Aid Wed Site ^ | 24 Jan 11 | lessthantolerant
    The government just awarded over $500 million in contracts to the following companies: Louis Berger AECOM Bechtel CH2M HILL So those companies would come into Afganhistan and build hospitals, clinics and schools for the people there. Now USAID gets their money from IMF, IMK gets it from America, we get it from borrowing from China. China interest on our loans is 8%. These companies will employ many Americans at home to do the design. This will be about 10% of that 500 million. But then, these companies will send over a few Americans to manage this work and then subcontract...
  • Obama’s Unilateral Concessions to Cuba Panned By Rivera, Ros-Lehtinen

    01/21/2011 5:09:27 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 1/14/11
    The Obama Administration’s announcement that it would ease travel restrictions to Cuba was met by strong criticism by two members of South Florida’s Congressional Delegation. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) issued the following statement to the media regarding today’s announcement by the Obama Administration to ease regulations on travel and remittances to Cuba: “Loosening these regulations will not help foster a pro-democracy environment in Cuba. These changes will not aid in ushering in respect for human rights. And they certainly will not help the Cuban people free themselves from the tyranny that engulfs them. These changes undermine U.S. foreign policy and...
  • 'No-fly' teen questioned by FBI

    01/21/2011 12:10:11 PM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | January 22, 2010
    A Virginia teenager put on the no-fly list and barred from returning to the US from Kuwait has arrived at Dulles International Airport, where his lawyers claimed he was then questioned by the FBI. Gulet Mohamed, a 19-year-old American citizen from Alexandria, was detained in Kuwait in December last year. His lawyers claim he was held at the behest of US authorities, a claim denied by a State Department spokesman this month. Mohamed's lawyers claim that Kuwaiti officials beat him during questioning about his travels in Yemen and Somalia after he left the US in March 2009. Mohamed landed at...

    01/18/2011 9:21:35 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 7 replies ^ | By Mike Porter
    In a shocking press release today, the Federal Reserve Bank of America has announced plans to increase Nintendo Wii points to all domestic Wii game consoles by the third quarter of 2011. The plan involves selling a small fraction of the US treasury bonds currently being held by the Fed. The bonds will be redeemed for US dollars which they will convert to Wii points and distribute to all game consoles across the country. Owners of Wii consoles will expect to see additional Wii credits throughout the first and second quarter of 2011 with every game console in America being...
  • Urban Dictionary has a new entry: Dupnik (Sheriff Dupnik!)

    01/14/2011 7:48:51 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies ^ | Friday January 14, 2011
    1. Dupnik - (v.) to attempt to cover up one's own duplicity or guilt by publicly and loudly deflecting blame onto others that had no demonstrable involvement. "When my boss questions my lack of task completion, I dupnik my co-workers in order to avoid a reprimand." 2. Dupnik (n.) a buffoon, simpleton, uninformed individual that runs his/her mouth without rhyme or reason and has no idea of what they are talking about. Usually a self professed expert, short on knowledge, but is full of cr*p. dude A: That tech at the apple store had no idea of what she was...
  • Opinion: Elected Officials Flunk Constitution Quiz

    01/14/2011 11:12:26 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies ^ | 01/14/2011 | Richard Brake
    When the Republican House leadership decided to start the 112th Congress with a reading of the U.S. Constitution, the decision raised complaints in some quarters that it was little more than a political stunt. The New York Times even called it a "presumptuous and self-righteous act." That might be true, if you could be sure that elected officials actually know something about the Constitution. But it turns out that many don't. In fact, elected officials tend to know even less about key provisions of the Constitution than the general public. -snip- Included in the adult sample was a small subset...
  • How 100,000 Britons have chosen to become Muslim... and average convert is 27-year-old white woman

    01/05/2011 12:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/5/11 | Jack Doyle
    The number of Muslim converts in Britain has passed 100,000, fuelled by a surge in young white women adopting the Islamic faith. The figure has almost doubled in ten years – with the average convert now a 27-year-old white woman fed up with British consumerism and immorality. The numbers, revealed in a study by multi-faith group Faith Matters, have led to claims that the country is undergoing a process of ‘Islamification’. But the organisation’s report argued that most converts saw their religion as ‘perfectly compatible’ with living in Britain.
  • Police banned 'eggs is eggs' in case it offended infertile women

    01/01/2011 2:49:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 1, 2011 | John Bingham
    Writing on a popular online blog, the anonymous whistelblower, said that colleagues in his force had been ordered not to use the expression on “diversity” grounds. The blogger, who writes under the pseudonym Inspector Gadget, after the cartoon character, is understood to be a serving inspector in a county force in southern England, which he refers to only as “Ruralshire” – “a county in England, not too far from Metrocity”. [snip] In his latest posting, he dismissed the alleged ban on the phrase as “another nonsensical, empire-building, silly, frothy, pathetic and downright insulting example of political correctness gone mad”. "We...
  • Thousands try to storm govt building in Belarus

    12/19/2010 2:15:04 PM PST · by arderkrag · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/19/10 | YURAS KARMANAU
    MINSK, Belarus – Thousands of opposition supporters in Belarus tried to storm the main government building to protest what the opposition claims was large-scale vote-rigging in Sunday's presidential election. Dozens of protesters were injured in clashes with riot police, left bruised and bloody after being beaten with clubs. An Associated Press reporter at the scene also was struck on the head, back and arm. Protesters broke windows and glass doors, but were pushed back by riot police waiting inside the building, which also houses the Central Election Commission. Hundreds more riot police then arrived in trucks. ...[snip]... "How can we...
  • US Ambassador Visits and Praises Radical London Mosque; Offers to Fund Visit to America

    12/03/2010 5:54:37 AM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Big Peace ^ | December 3, 2010
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom visited and praised a well-known extremist mosque in London Monday, and invited its youth to participate in an embassy-funded initiative to travel to the United States. The East London Mosque (ELM) hosted recent speeches by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula leader and now Specially Designated Global Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, a prominent leader of extremist group Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, and a wide variety of other radical leaders. That’s beside hate and terrorism promoted by the mosque’s leaders and the Islamic Forum for Europe (IFE), a group headquartered in the mosque complex. U.S. ambassador Louis B....
  • Parents Attack Carjacker to Save Their Baby [VIDEO]

    11/27/2010 3:46:34 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 45 replies
    AolNews ^ | Nov, 26 2010 | Deborah Hastings
    Parents Attack Carjacker to Save Their Baby They were standing just a few yards away, talking to family in the final hours of a long road trip, when a man jumped into their idling car at a Kansas City, Mo., gas station and sped off with their 6-month-old daughter strapped in the back seat. Their hearts pounding, Melanie and Aaron Richman ran. She was able to grab onto the passenger side and smash the window with her elbow. He somehow pulled himself inside the car and started punching and kicking the carjacker.
  • Where should rejected high-speed rail funds go?

    11/20/2010 10:34:04 AM PST · by gitmo · 24 replies
    SmartPlanet ^ | Nov 17, 2010 | Melissa Mahony
    The Obama Administration’s decision to award $10 billion to high-speed rail projects across the U.S. has fueled debate over the worthiness of some of the projects. Some governors and state representatives have rejected the proposed railways within their borders as too expensive or ill-conceived. But they are “stuck” with the money. As of now, allocating the funds to other infrastructure or transportation endeavors is not allowed. This hasn’t stopped state leaders from offering thoughts of where the money might be better suited. Not keen on a Tampa-Orlanda high-speed railway, Florida Congressman John Mica (R) told the Associated Press recently he...
  • L.A. sheriff invites Muslim 'radicals' to cop workshop

    11/18/2010 1:57:52 PM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    WND ^ | November 18, 2010
    Counterterror experts warn of guests at 'radicalization' confab An upcoming Los Angeles conference designed to combat Islamic "radicalization" features a pair of "radical" Muslim leaders who have openly supported terrorists and advised American Muslims against cooperating with law enforcement.The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the FBI and LAPD will host the event next week at a resort in Pismo Beach, Calif... The controversial guest Muslim speakers...are leaders of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Los Angeles-based MPAC says it is a "moderate" group, but critics charge it is a "propaganda arm" for the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America. ...the MPAC officials are...
  • "OBAMA MISSION TO ASIA BASICALLY A FAILURE" (Japan JNN Network TV News Video) My Translation

    11/14/2010 8:24:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies
    JNN (Tokyo Broadcast Networking Evening News Clip, Japan) ^ | 15 November 2010 | JNN (Tokyo Broadcasting Network)
    Go to the Link HERE.Stream the one minute report--by hitting the white triangle in center of page, showing Obama meandering throughout Asia country by country, but ending on the tone that "his Asian trip basically accomplished little", and saying that President Obama now heads into a weakened situation back home with the emboldened and multiplied Republicans waiting for him in D.C.Most computers can stream this short JNN video, voice over is in Japanese but good visuals of Obama "in action"; it will be up for a day or two.
  • ABC News: Obama Strikes Out in Asia

    11/14/2010 7:08:41 AM PST · by libstripper · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News: Obama Strikes Out in Asia
  • The Fastidious President

    11/14/2010 6:37:40 AM PST · by libstripper · 15 replies · 1+ views
    London Review of Books ^ | November 13, 2010 | David Bromwich
    The Afghan war looks as if it will outlast the Obama presidency, and if it does the largest single reason will be Obama’s choice of Robert Gates as secretary of defence. Gates worked under William Casey, the director of the CIA at the time of the Iran-Contra scandal. His nomination by Ronald Reagan to head the CIA was thwarted by suspicions of his complicity in covert operations in Nicaragua. * * * [T]he charge of elitism against Obama finds some basis in fact. He shares with his economic advisers the view that wealth is created by the banks and money...
  • A Fashionable Radical's Lament: "The Fastidious President"

    11/14/2010 6:23:09 AM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 13, 2010 | Martin Peretz
    wonder why a Yale professor of English, David Bromwich, would put his fastidious critique LINK of our “fastidious” president in the oh, so chic London Review of Books. It certainly isn’t to convince voters. Still, the truth is that I agree with some of his 4500 word essay. And the rest? Well, it is instructive to read. And paradigmatic of the left’s new antagonism to Barack Obama. Which is an expression of its shock that, as candidate for president, he was reckless with his promises, cynical, and intoxicated by his own words. I don’t think that he lied exactly.
  • Restoring American Stature Abroad

    11/14/2010 5:36:23 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | NOvember 14, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    With his characteristic inability to carry his thoughts to a logical conclusion, President Obama seems to have missed that his constant denigration of his own country and apologies for its actions (which, in fact, required none) diminish not just the USA, but its leader, as well. Apparently, he thought such conduct would make him appear greater than us, when, in fact, it only reduces his own power abroad. So, the man we were told by his supporters would restore American stature abroad has diminished our standing and his in one stroke. He seems not to understand that in cutting us...
  • Obama's Fort Hood amnesia

    11/08/2010 6:17:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    On the first anniversary of the Fort Hood massacre, Barack Hussein Obama and an entourage of 3,000 left Washington D.C. for India. As Mr. Obama and his fellow travelers were racking up $200 million a day in expenses, a solemn ceremony honoring the victims of Major Nidal Hasan was keeping the faith at the Central Texas army base. Not willing to believe that the president or the White House staff could be so callous and disrespectful as to simply blow-off the soldiers, civilian staff, police and families whose lives were forever changed on November 5, 2009, I searched the
  • The strange and curious case of disappearing Nevada youth in CNN/Time poll

    10/28/2010 8:07:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, CNN and Time released their final joint polls from five states in the midterm cycle, mostly with good news for Republicans. However, in Nevada, veteran political journalist Jon Ralston pronounced the poll “crap” — and he has a point. In an e-mail newsletter quoted in Politico’s own daily e-mail blast, Raslton blasted the methodology and the media for buying it: “But, once again, the methodology is so screwy (Angle losing both urban counties but rurals carry her to victory?!) and almost unfathomable that it is impossible to divine anything from it. … I have never seen such bad public...