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  • Egyptian Cleric..Accuses Israelis of Spreading Drugs and AIDS in Egypt, in Accordance with Plot...

    05/14/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3-1--12 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian cleric in exile Wagdi Ghoneim, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 11, 2012. Wagdi Ghoneim : Our enemies are keeping our youth busy with nonsense, in order to turn them into idiotic fools. They wrote it all down in a book called The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. We call it The Protocols of the Ignorant Elders of Zion – we don't call them "learned" because they are not. […] The [Israelis] enter Egypt without a visa, bringing with them drugs. They bring heroin. Their girls who go to...
  • Newsweek Cover is a Gift to Romney (Calls Obama the First Gay President)

    05/14/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mitt and Ann Romney are exceptionally gracious people. Even though they are on the road they constantly have taken time to put pen to paper to write to Andrew Sullivan and Tina Brown expressing their gratitude for their efforts on behalf of the Romney campaign. Right Turn has come into possession of the letter. Well, actually we made it up, but this what they should be writing in recognition of the Newsweek cover that will go down as the single most helpful in-kind donation to the Romney camp this cycle. Dear Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Brown: Ann and I...
  • Round and round we go without any progress despite the passage of time (Lib sees thru Bam's s#*+)

    05/14/2012 5:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 4, 2012 | Marc Pascal
    President Obama recently announced he was in favor of “Gay Marriage” but added that it was up to the 50 states to decide. He simultaneously did not mention his position on the repeal of the 1996 Federal law called “The Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA – Codified in 1 USC Sec. 7 & 28 USC Sec. 1738C). DOMA permits each state to ignore the acts and laws of other states when it comes to recognizing “Gay Marriages” in other states. It also states with respect to all Federal laws and statutes that “marriage” would be defined as only between a...
  • Obama's Team of Tech Gurus To Unleash 'Holy Grail' of Digital Campaigning ["Secret Weapon"!]

    05/14/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Pilkington and Amanda Michel
    Obama's Team of Tech Gurus To Unleash 'Holy Grail' of Digital Campaigning Dashboard, the Democrats' sophisticated new tool, melds data collection with a social aspect to unify volunteers nationwide Ed Pilkington and Amanda Michel in New York guardian.co.uk, Monday 14 May 2012 Online experts working within both parties have aspired to create the first fully formed digital campaign. Barack Obama's re-election campaign for the White House is poised to launch its secret weapon: an online tool that the campaign hopes will vastly increase its ability to mobilise volunteers and potential voters across the US. The new tool, called Dashboard, is...
  • Calling all graphic artists...

    05/14/2012 5:53:08 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 8 replies
  • Obama's father suspected of being anti-white terrorist by British, U.S. intel

    05/14/2012 5:52:45 PM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 33 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | 5-13-12 | Jim Kouri
    Newly released, declassified files from the United Kingdom reveal U.S.officials' concerns that Kenyans studying in America, including President Obama's father, may have had ties to Kenyan terrorist groups that were supported by communist nations in the 1950s and early 1960s. As yet the documents exist only in physical form at the National Archives in Kew, Southwest London – but they are open to the public, a British police source told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Sunday. The declassified documents, which had been kept secret for decades, "were privately condemned by Obama administration officials," a British source told the Law Enforcement...
  • EDITORIAL: Hold Holder in contempt

    05/14/2012 5:49:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | Editorial
    No more slow-walking Fast and Furious probeJustice has waited long enough. It’s time to pull the trigger on contempt charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for withholding documents from Congress in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Allowing further delay would only confirm what many Americans suspect: There is one set of laws for bureaucrats and another for the rest of us. Congress has been waiting since October 2011 for Mr. Holder to comply fully with a subpoena seeking records in 22 categories of information about the federal firearms-smuggling operation. The attorney general has provided some material...
  • Pentagon Opens 14,000 Jobs To Women [Government Jobs for Women!]

    05/14/2012 5:46:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | Kristina Wong
    Pentagon Opens 14,000 Jobs To Women By Kristina Wong May 14, 2012 Staff Sgt. Marie Martinson, one of two female bomb techs in the 88th Air Base Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is seen here in Afghanistan with a robot pack beside her. (U.S. Army) Pentagon policies bar Staff Sgt. Marie Martinson from direct ground combat, but she nonetheless has taken on the No. 1 killer of troops in Afghanistan: improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. What’s more, disabling and dismantling roadside bombs is a job she loves. “Defeating enemy IEDs? There’s a...
  • Obama: ‘Americans are on our side’ on same-sex marriage

    05/14/2012 5:45:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Scooping up dollars for his campaign at a New York fundraiser, President Barack Obama told supporters on Monday that "the American people are on our side" when it comes to issues like same-sex marriage. The president spoke at an event hosted by openly gay singer Ricky Martin, the LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund, where he tied his announced support for gay marriage last week to past civil rights struggles. "We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody," the president said to cheers from the audience. "That doesn't weaken families, that strengthens families. It's...
  • Google Shuts Down Another Conservative Blog: KSM Trial Edition

    05/14/2012 5:39:59 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 May 2012 | Christian Browne
    This past Sunday morning, I took to my blog, The New York Conservative, to opine on the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (“KSM”) and his fellow terrorists. The full text of the post is available further below. The New York Conservative was a blog hosted by Google Blogger. I started the blog in February of this year and had posted 17 columns prior to the KSM entry, commenting on political matters and issues affecting the Catholic Church. I would post my entries on Facebook and occasionally would email a link to friends or other interested parties. I received no complaints...
  • Jay-Z still has Obama's back

    05/14/2012 5:37:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    ketknbc.com/CNN ^ | May 14, 2012
    (CNN) -- Jay-Z may not be "a huge fan of the [political] system," but the rapper remains a firm supporter of President Barack Obama. The rapper said Monday in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow he knows little of GOP contender Mitt Romney, and considers Obama's announcement of support for states legalizing same-sex marriages to be a political plus. "I've always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back," Jay-Z said of not allowing same-sex coupled to wed. "What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you...
  • Man bitten by rattlesnake at Idaho Wal-Mart

    05/14/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-12
    LEWISTON, Idaho – A man said he reached down to pick up a stick lying in the gardening aisle of a Wal-Mart in Idaho, only to discover that it was a rattlesnake that then bit his hand. Mica Craig said he was shopping in the outdoor garden department of a Lewiston store when he was bitten Saturday. The 47-year-old man from Clarkston, Wash., says it latched onto his hand and that he screamed and managed to shake loose the snake and stomped it to death. The Lewiston Tribune reports a bystander drove Craig to a local emergency room. Craig said...
  • Something To Consider Before Going Home With A Liberal

    05/14/2012 5:31:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
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  • Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians (VIDEO)

    05/14/2012 5:26:32 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | 5-14-12 | Mike Lear
    Behind closed and locked doors, radio commentator Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians today in a private ceremony in the Missouri House of representatives. In an event announced about 25 minutes before it began and not opened to the general public, Limbaugh’s bust was unveiled before a group made up mostly of Republican lawmakers, along with their staff, Limbaugh’s family and at least two political candidates – U.S. Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman and incumbant Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, who also spoke at the event. Highway Patrolmen guarded the entrances to the House Chamber. Inductees to the...
  • Backdoor discovered on ZTE Score M Android smartphone

    05/14/2012 5:24:37 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    Geek.com ^ | 14 May 2012 | Matthew Humphries
    If anyone reading this owns a ZTE Score M Android smartphone, your device has been found to include a backdoor allowing root access without user authentication.The discovery of the backdoor comes via a post on the text storage website Pastebin. It has since been confirmed via Reddit by Justin Case of Cunning Logic and TeamAndIRC. He has confirmed with someone at ZTE that the backdoor does indeed exist and that a fix is in the works.The question that needs to be asked is, why is it there at all?Apparently the handset includes a hard-coded password that allows access to a...
  • Media Rekindle Their Obama Love Affair

    05/14/2012 5:20:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 14, 2012 | Editor
    <p>Media Bias: The Washington Post defends its Mitt Romney hit piece by claiming it didn't collude with the Obama White House on timing. Collusion isn't the problem. The fact that they both share the same goal is.</p> <p>Three years ago, former CBS News correspondent Bernie Goldberg wrote the aptly titled book "A Slobbering Love Affair," in which he detailed how the mainstream press had gone above and beyond its own well-established liberal bias to take on the corrupting role of Obama's cheerleader, collaborator and protector.</p>
  • Rhode Island Considers First-Of-Its Kind ‘Homeless Bill Of Rights’

    05/14/2012 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2012
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Eddie Vega has been homeless for a year. He was waiting for a bus one day last week when a police officer rolled up to ask what he was doing and where he was headed. Vega said it’s the kind of subtle harassment that happens all the time. “I get the looks,” said the 31-year-old Providence man, squinting because he recently lost his glasses in a fight that also left him with stiches on his forehead. “It’s the same hassle everywhere. Happens every day. There’s nothing you can do. You speak up and you get in...
  • Obama: Same-Sex Marriage Rights Would 'Strengthen Families' [So That's Why Its A Christian Thing!]

    05/14/2012 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 13, 2012
    Obama: Same-Sex Marriage Rights Would 'Strengthen Families' By Kathleen Hennessey May 14, 2012 Extending marriage rights to gays and lesbians would "strengthen families," President Obama told a group of donors at a New York fundraiser on Monday. Speaking at a glitzy event attended by actress Eva Longoria and after an introduction by Ricky Martin, Obama added his recently revealed views on same-sex marriage to his typical stump speech. Obama said he believes all people are "equal in terms of dignity and in terms of respect." "I want everyone treated fairly in this country," Obama told donors gathered at the Rubin...
  • NYT/CBS poll: Romney 46, Obama 43 (Remember, Romney is not yet the GOP Nominee)

    05/14/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    The weighted sample of registered voters: 36D/30R/34I, which is right in line with most national polls.Maybe Karl was right about that “turning point.”The bombshell number, obviously, is Romney leading O by two among women. If that happens on election day, rest assured that the overall margin will be a lot wider than three points. So what's driving the sudden Mittmania? It's probably not the economy: Most Americans (67 percent) believe the economy is in bad shape, but respondents expressed the most optimism on that issue since January 2008 – months before the economic crisis was in full swing. Thirty-two percent...
  • Obama Campaign Practices Private Equity Double Standard

    05/14/2012 5:15:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 14, 2012 | Editor
    Hypocrisy: While the president blasts Mitt Romney's private equity successes, he happily takes private equity campaign cash. If this election becomes "the company fixer" vs. "the economy wrecker," Obama is in big trouble. How you made your money is evil, but to get re-elected president I'm happy to take lots of cash others made in the same way. That, in essence, is Barack Obama's message in condemning Mitt Romney's many years of work fixing and saving major employers through private equity financing — while having another private equity maestro deliver carts of booty to Obama's own campaign. On Monday, in...
  • Kodak's New York HQ housed secret underground nuclear reactor

    05/14/2012 5:14:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-14-12 | unattributed
    A Kodak industrial facility in New York, was home to a secret nuclear reactor containing weapons-grade uranium. The research reactor was housed in an underground labyrinth in one of the buildings at the former Kodak Park site in Rochester and was the size of a fridge. Kodak used it to check chemicals and other materials for impurities, as well
  • 12 Traditions of Free Republic (Vanity)

    05/14/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 92 replies
    5/14/2012 | By Lazamataz
    There's been lots of infighting and problems among Free Republic members lately. Some of the 'warring factions' are the ABO voters versus the NoRomney crowd; and the Mormon attackers versus the Mormom defenders.I have taken the liberty of rewriting the 12 Traditions of AA a little, to apply them to a deeply political forum such as ours. The 12 Traditions have helped AA stay together no matter how much cabal-ing, clique-ing, and politic-ing (in Alocholics Anonymous) have happened over the decades. Those Traditions are battle tested in real life. We might look at them to keep our organization on the...
  • Poll shows surging Fischer in the lead (Nebraska update)

    05/14/2012 5:13:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    KNEB 94.1 AM ^ | May 14, 2012
    A new independent poll shows that surging State Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine has taken the lead in the Nebraska Republican Senate race. The automated poll by We Ask America which does not allow voters to declare themselves as undecideds shows Fischer at 39 percent, Jon Bruning at 34 percent and Don Stenberg at 18, with the remaining votes split between the other three candidates in the race. The poll of "likely" Republican voters included a sample of 1,109. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points. The Omaha World Herald also indicated Sunday it appears any of...
  • Obama joins singer Ricky Martin at LGBT fundraiser

    05/14/2012 5:09:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and singer Ricky Martin bonded at a fundraiser today in New York over their mutual support for gay marriage. "We admire his courage, like the courage he showed last week in affirming his belief in marriage equality," the pooler quotes Martin, an openly-gay musician famous for hits such as "Livin' la vida loca," as saying when he introduced Obama at a fundraiser today. "That is the kind of courage we expect from our presdient and that is why we support him."
  • Obama to Graduates: Don’t Believe the Media

    05/14/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Obama to Graduates: Don’t Believe the Media By CNSNews.com Staff May 14, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama pointed a finger at the news media today when he gave the commencement address at all-female Barnard College in New York City, attributing some of the blame for what he described as a lack of faith in American institutions on news reports that focus on “sensationalism” and “scandal” and carry “a message that change isn’t possible." In a survey conducted last September, Gallup discovered that 47 percent of Americans believe the media is "too liberal" while only 13 percent believe it is...
  • Police dog survives being shot after mistakenly biting an officer

    05/14/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT · by redreno · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Monday, May 14, 2012 | 12:33 p.m. | By Jackie Valley (contact)
    A Metro Police dog entered a backyard Monday morning with a clear mission: Corner the suspect hiding out back there. When the suspect attempted to flee, the dog stayed true to its mission and bolted over the backyard wall right behind the suspect. And that’s where the mission fell apart. In an apparent state of confusion, the dog bit a patrol officer on the other side of the wall, prompting another officer to shoot the dog. Police said the incident unfolded shortly after 11 a.m. Monday when a man called 911 and reported his male friend was “acting erratically with...
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: 'I Hope You Evolve'

    05/14/2012 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2012 | 18:38 | Scott Whitlock
    Hardball anchor Chris Matthews, who routinely smears his political opponents as racist, on Monday lectured an African American minister who opposes gay marriage, "I hope you evolve." The host patronizingly added, "I'm just teasing." How would he (or MSNBC for that matter) react if a conservative said such a thing to a black leader? Matthews interviewed Bishop Harry Jackson, who has spoken out against Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage. Speaking of Jesus Christ, Matthews ridiculously linked accusations that Mitt Romney once bullied a teen, nearly 50 years ago: "Do you think [Christ] would have been chasing after the kid...
  • Washington's Iconic Letter To Be Displayed

    05/14/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | May 09, 2012 | Paul Berger
    After Decade, Message of Tolerance Comes to Jewish Museum After a decade hidden from view, one of the most important documents in American history is set to burst back onto public display, the Forward has learned. George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, in which the first president vowed that America would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” will form the centerpiece of a special show at the National Museum of American Jewish History, opening on June 29. Ivy Barsky, the NMAJH’s director and chief operating officer, said she was “absolutely thrilled”...
  • From Nuremberg to Guantanamo

    05/14/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 13, 2012 | L. GORDON CROVITZ
    In 2008, the mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and his four co-defendants said they wanted to plead guilty and requested to be executed. They bragged about killing 2,976 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, so the only question now is whether the world will get a trial that accomplishes enough to justify delaying their wish to be executed. The first step toward a trial began earlier this month at a chaotic arraignment by the military commission in Guantanamo Bay. Those who hoped these proceedings would remind the world of the deeds and...
  • Obama’s KGB

    05/14/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-12 | DrJohn
    The term "disinformation" is derived from the old Soviet Union: Disinformation is mostly commonly described as false information created by governments in wartime for military purposes and by totalitarian governments for political purposes in peacetime. Rumors, lies, and other forms of disinformation were made public by the Soviet Union to discredit the United States, the latter being the context in which the word is generally applied. The KGB coined the Russian word dezinformatsiya; it came into the English language as disinformation. The technique of disinformation goes back at least to 1918 with the end of World War I. Disinformation as...
  • Half of college grads can't find full-time jobs (Go Obama!!! No, really go Obama.)

    05/14/2012 4:53:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/14/2012 | Jim Axelrod
    President Obama was the commencement speaker Monday at Barnard College, the women's college in New York. "While opportunities for women have grown exponentially over the last 30 years, as young people in many ways you have it even tougher than we did. This recession has been more brutal, the job losses steeper," Obama said. CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reports that is why today half of recent college graduates can't find full-time jobs. Jihan Forbes got good grades and a degree two years ago. The only thing she didn't get was a full-time job. "They said, 'You get a degree,...
  • Judge strikes down union election rules

    05/14/2012 4:50:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/14/12 | SAM HANANEL, Associated Press
    A federal judge on Monday struck down new regulations governing union elections, saying the National Labor Relations Board did not follow proper voting procedures when it approved the rules last year. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said the board never had a quorum when it voted on the rules that speed up the pace of union representation elections. He did not address the merits of the rules and said the NLRB could simply take a new vote to approve them. Business groups and Republicans had vigorously challenged the rules, which took effect April 30, claiming they didn't give company managers...
  • Obama to Barnard: "Fight for your seat at the head of the table"

    05/14/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 14, 2012 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) Speaking to Barnard University's graduating class on Monday, President Obama challenged the young women to persevere in the fight for equality through leadership, touting a pro-woman message and emphasizing his hopes that today's young women "will help lead the way" for change in America.
  • Obama's gay marriage flip-flop helps Romney seal the deal with evangelicals

    05/14/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 14, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Near the end of the competitive part of the recent Republican presidential primary season, Gov. Mitt Romney began showing growing support among evangelical voters. The Mormon had been losing that influential portion of the GOP base by lopsided proportions. Not anymore. Thank you, Barack Obama. As his nomination in August became clear, the contrast between Romney's family life and moral convictions and those of his Democrat opponent became starkly clear, no more so than following President Obama's forced flip last week to supporting gay marriage, following an alleged push by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama's move was wildly popular among...
  • NASA Modifies Launch Service Contract To Add Falcon 9 Rocket

    05/14/2012 4:43:38 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | 05/14/12
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet. The SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch service will be available to the agency's Launch Services Program to use for future missions in accordance with the on-ramp provision of NLS II.
  • German rapper gets second death fatwa

    05/14/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 3 replies
    Second death fatwa been issued in Iran against German based rapper born in Teheran
  • Chris Matthews gets waxed on Jeopardy

    05/14/2012 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 49 replies
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    Did anyone watch Jeopardy today and see Chrissy "thrill up my leg" Matthews get waxed? At one point he repeated a wrong answer at practically a scream level to see if that would get by the judges.
  • Pursuing Purity: Why I’ve Embraced Abstinence

    05/14/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    live action ^ | 5/14/2012 | Christina Martin
    I’m a 30-year-old black woman who’s proudly a virgin. Living in America, in 2012, I might be seen as a triple-minority. Some think I’m missing out, depriving myself, allowing my personal and religious beliefs to stifle the passions of my soul. It’s no wonder people think that way. Our culture is sex-saturated. When I was in high school, the MTV reality show “The Real World” was about people of different genders, races, and political and spiritual beliefs living together in hopes to challenge stereotypes and develop authentic friendships. Now the show’s more about how many attractive people can get drunk...
  • New Obama Book Shocker: Kennedys and Obamas at War — Caroline Considers Obama a ‘Liar’

    05/14/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/12 | Jonathan N. Seidl
    Despite endorsing Obama in 2008, JFK’s daughter Caroline now considers Obama a “liar,” according to a family source in Edward Klein’s new book on Obama called “The Amateur.” Caroline’s past support for Obama, which was mirrored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, caused a riff in the family. In fact, Klein writes of an incident where Bobby Kennedy Jr. got in his uncle Ted‘s face over Ted’s support for the president. Some of the Kennedy’s diminishing support for the president is due to the Obamas snubbing several members of the Kennedy family on multiple occasions — one that sent Ethel...
  • SSPX News

    05/14/2012 4:38:33 PM PDT · by jcpryor
    Multiple sources ^ | 5/13/12 | J. Christopher Pryor
    There is much speculation that the proposed accord with Rome and the SSPX will result in two radical factions leaving the SSPX. The two groups are the French faction of the SSPX, noted by their devotion to the ideology of Charles Maurras and represented by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, and the fascist faction of the SSPX, represented by Bishop Richard Williamson. While this event would have the good result of removing the extremists from the SSPX before its reunification with Rome, I am not certain this will occur. It is very possible that these radicals will come into the established...
  • Private Sector Edges Deeper in Space

    05/14/2012 4:35:59 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/14/12 | KENNETH CHANG
    It sounds like a routine event for NASA: At 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and carry cargo — but no people — to the International Space Station. But if all goes as planned, that morning will mark something transformative for the space industry: a victory for capitalism in what has been for decades a government-run enterprise. The capsule, built by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation — SpaceX, for short — would be the first commercial spacecraft to make it to the space station, and many observers view its launching as the...
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin shares a few details about outer space plans

    05/14/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 3 replies
    Business Journal ^ | 05/14/12 | Steve Wilhelm
    Blue Origin, the secretive Kent company developing a new space launch system, briefly lifted the curtain on its plans earlier this month ... and then snapped that curtain back down. In an interview published in Aviation Week and Space Technology, Brett Alexander, Blue Origin director of business development and strategy, gave some new details about the company’s plans.
  • Bin Laden docs hint at large al Qaeda presence in Pakistan

    05/14/2012 4:17:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | May 9, 2012 | BILL ROGGIO
    Bin Laden docs hint at large al Qaeda presence in Pakistan By BILL ROGGIOMay 9, 2012 Two of the 17 documents released by the US government from the large cache seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound indicate that al Qaeda has a much larger footprint in Pakistan than US officials have claimed. One of the documents is a Dec. 3, 2010 letter to Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan; the letter was written jointly by Atiyah Abd al Rahman, who at the time served as bin Laden's chief of staff, and...
  • NARAL head: ‘intensity gap’ between pro-lifers and pro-aborts could threaten future of abortion

    05/14/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/14/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When Nancy Keenan, the head of America’s oldest abortion lobby, told the Washington Post she was stepping down, she cited a grim fact that she had noticed for years: abortion supporters just aren’t as young or zealous as their pro-life counterparts anymore. “While most young, antiabortion voters see abortion as a crucial political issue, NARAL’s own internal research does not find similar passion among abortion-rights supporters,” wrote the Post’s Sarah Kliff. “If the pro-choice movement is to successfully defend abortion rights, Keenan contends, it needs more young people in leadership roles, including hers.” Keenan,...
  • Taliban leader confirms infighting and vows revenge, plots to kill Quetta Shura leadership

    05/14/2012 4:10:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | May 12, 2012
    Taliban leader confirms infighting and vows revenge, plots to kill Quetta Shura leadership By LWJ STAFF May 12, 2012 A senior Taliban commander has issued a scathing statement about the death of Maluvi Mohammad Ismail, the former Deputy Military Council Chairman for the Taliban's Quetta Shura, who was reportedly killed in Taliban infighting last month. Mullah Ghulam Hassan, a senior Taliban commander once based in Ghazni province and a close ally of Ismail, blamed Afghan, Pakistani, and American intelligence agencies for creating divisions among the Taliban. Hassan also threatened several senior Taliban officials for their part in conspiring against the...
  • Liberal Black Female Blogger Calls For Sarah Palin’s Death

    05/14/2012 4:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | May 14, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    I don’t generally talk about death threats against Sarah Palin. I feel these things only encourage more of them. But after talking with fellow blogger and friend Jackie, from the Sarah Palin Blog I feel this needs to be out there and talked about. First the tweet: (IMAGE AT LINK) Jackie has saved a progression of tweets where this blogger discusses this call for Sarah’s death. Click on the various photos on Jackie’s site to read them. The blogger shows concern that she might get in trouble and eventually deleted her Twitter account. She now has a new account, which...
  • Afghan security forces kill 3 ISAF troops

    05/14/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | By BILL ROGGIO | BILL ROGGIO
    Afghan security forces kill 3 ISAF troops By BILL ROGGIO May 12, 2012 Three Coalition soldiers were killed by members of the Afghan security forces in two separate attacks over the past two days. Afghan security forces have now killed 23 ISAF soldiers in 2012. Two ISAF soldiers, who are British, according to Pajhwok, were killed and two more were wounded in an attack today by members of the Afghan Uniformed Police in Helmand province. The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the attack, but would not say if the attackers were Afghan policemen. "ISAF confirms that two individuals wearing Afghan...
  • TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger

    05/14/2012 4:05:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington CBS Local ^ | 5/154/12 | staff
    NEW YORK (CBSDC) — Even a Nobel Peace Prize winner can’t avoid a pat-down. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger got searched by a Transportation Security Administration employee while going through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport in New York Friday, The Washington Post reports. Kissinger, who was in a wheelchair, was told by a TSA agent that he needed to be searched. “He stood with his suit jacket off, and he was wearing suspenders,” freelance reporter Matthew Cole told the Post. “They gave him the full pat-down. None of the agents seemed to know
  • Are Women Considering Abortion Informed? Not if Planned Parenthood Can Help It

    05/14/2012 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/14/2012 | Calvin Freiburger
    How well informed are abortion seekers? We may not be able to know their minds or experiences, but we can certainly know whether those doing the informing are being honest, fair, and candid with them (spoiler alert: they’re not). Live Action has caught personnel at least three Planned Parenthood clinics giving their patients inaccurate medical information about their babies and pregnancies. The people at Planned Parenthood misled women on when heartbeats can be detected, abortion’s medical downside, whether eight-week-old fetuses have limbs and brains, and whether the name “baby” is applicable. “But wait,” you say, “you can’t judge an entire...
  • California’s revised budget by any other name still is horrid

    05/14/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    Over the weekend, we received an email complaining about something we must have written about Gov. Jerry Brown and his budgeting schenanigans. It came from someone who apparently has an iPhone and identifies himself as ”Jerry Brown.” Who knows? Any way, the writer’s complaint with this writer was thus: “Check out the massive budget reductions, government realignment, reorganization and solid pension reform. And don’t forget that the most affluent have taken 80% of the growth in income in recent years. And how about JP Morgan blowing $2 billion after lobbying against regs that would have protected its shareholders. Balance and...