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  • Vatican Bank boss fired over alleged mismanagement (Catholic Caucus)

    05/25/2012 1:43:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | May 25, 2012 | David Kerr
    Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, former president of the Vatican Bank. Vatican City, May 25, 2012 / 10:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The President of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, has been fired from his post following a vote of no-confidence by the bank's supervisory board. “Over time this area had generated increasing worries among the members of the board and, despite repeated efforts to communicate these concerns to Professor Gotti Tedeschi, President of the Works of Religion, the situation deteriorated further,” read a communiqué issued by the Vatican May 25. “Following discussion of the issues, the board members voted unanimously in...
  • Marcellus Shale Job Program Turns Unskilled Into Shale Workers

    05/25/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT · by thackney · 15 replies
    Dow Jones via Rig Zone ^ | May 25, 2012 | Isabel Ordonez |
    Professor Byron Kohut helps hundreds of low-income adults land coveted jobs in the booming shale-gas industry in Pennsylvania. But only the tough need apply, he said. "If they are not physically capable of working outside, in bad weather, dangerous conditions, I scare them out of drilling," said Kohut, who coordinates a natural-gas job-training course at Westmoreland County Community College, about 40 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. "It's not easy work," Kohut said, adding that people with backgrounds in agriculture, construction and mechanics have a better shot at getting in. The community college's course, part of a workforce-development program funded by a...
  • Gangsta Tom Barrett

    05/25/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by bsdsan · 2 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Milwaukee Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett held a rally to recall Governor Scott Walker on May 19 at Washington Park in Milwaukee. Immediatly after Tom Barrett blasted Republicans for the so-called “War on Women” he turned the stage over to gangsta rapper Prophetic (aka “Proph”).
  • Unions angry with Democrats over lack of help in Wisconsin governor's recall (blame game begins)

    05/25/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2012 | Cameron Joseph and Kevin Bogardus
    Top union officials are lashing out at Washington Democrats, claiming they haven't done enough to help them unseat Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin's recall election. President Obama has been silent on the race since his campaign released a statement endorsing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) immediately after his primary victory two weeks ago. The Obama campaign is helping Barrett with get-out-the-vote operations, but the president has not publicly mentioned the race. The Democratic National Committee has been similarly tight-fisted. The DNC sent out a fundraising email for Barrett, and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will be in Wisconsin...
  • Britain can’t afford to fall for the charms of the false economics Messiah Paul Krugman

    05/25/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 May 2012 | By Jeremy Warner
    The UK's fiscal consolidation was always likely to have a negative impact on output, at least in the short term. To make it work, the Government needed decent growth elsewhere in the world economy. Instead, it’s facing a hurricane. We look set to be broken by the storm. But fear not – salvation is at hand. Next week, there comes to these shores a Messiah, a prophet of great wisdom and understanding whose teachings promise to vanquish despair and “end this depression”. He is Prof Paul Krugman, a superstar polemicist who has been described by The Economist as “the most...
  • 9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race (Islamofascist Abol Fotoh)

    05/25/2012 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race Washington Times, by Ben Birnbaum Posted By:Photoonist, 5/21/2012 6:26:06 PM An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy is the front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows. Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote in a survey released Monday by the Washington-based Brookings Institution. (Snip) Mr. Trager, now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, quoted Mr. Abolfotoh as saying: “It was too big an operation …. They...
  • I just voted and saw an Interesting trend

    05/25/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT · by mylife · 89 replies
    mylife | 5/25/12 | mylife
    <p>I just got back from voting in the Texas Primary. What I saw was the place was packed. There were 50% lines for the Republican primary and 50% lines for he Dem Primary.</p> <p>Guess what happened? No a soul on the Dem Primary line. Not a soul!</p>
  • Fear of independence

    05/25/2012 1:13:12 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 1 replies
    The Bookish Babe ^ | 4/17/2010 | unknown
    roups such as Code Pink, National Organization for Women and others within the feminist establishment share an implicit philosophy that holds that women are victims. I began thinking this through after reading a thought provoking book. Called The Cinderella Complex: Women’s Hidden Fear of Independence, writer Colette Dowling gives an in depth look at how women’s fear of independence, diminishes them. From reading this book, I believe that this fear has lasting implications for society. I found Dowling refreshing in laying the blame on women for not taking responsibility for their own lives. She states: Personal, psychological dependency-the deep wish...
  • We Finally Have a Document from Obama’s College Years — Sort Of

    05/25/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    There are many who thought this day might never come: we finally have a document from Obama’s college years. Well, sort of. Let me explain before you look. The website Buzzfeed has unearthed a copy of a syllabus from a class Obama used to teach at, presumably, the University of Chicago. So while it’s not what many have been hoping for (transcripts from when Obama was taking classes), it is technically a document from his college years — the years he was teaching. The syllabus is for a class called “Voting Rights” from the winter of 2002. And guess what...
  • Pope's valet source of leaked documents? (Catholic Caucus)

    05/25/2012 1:10:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 25, 2012
    Vatican police have arrested the Pope's valet, reporting that he was discovered in possession of confidential documents, and are holding him for questioning. The director of the Vatican press office, Father Federico Lombardi, told reporters on May 25 that an investigation into a recent series of leaks had led the Vatican gendarmerie to a particular individual. The suspect was illegally holding confidential documents, he said. Although he did not identify the suspect, Vatican sources later confirmed reports that it was Paolo Gabriele, who has served as the Pope's valet for the past 6 years. As a member of the pontifical...
  • Will Fear Decide Texas Senate Race?

    05/25/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 25, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    With the Texas state primary just days away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is in the lead to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate, and according to some observers, one of the factors he has working in his favor is fear. In Texas, the lieutenant governorship is a hugely powerful position. Its occupant is the leader of the state senate, meaning he appoints committee chairmen and members, determines the order in which bills are taken up, and decides which committees get to handle specific pieces of legislation. At the very least, everyone has to be aware of the sway...
  • Who really invented ‘Moby’ trolling? Alinsky

    05/25/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 23 replies
    In blogosphere slang, a ‘Moby‘ is a particular kind of troll, namely a left-winger who posts right-wing extremist material on right-wing sites in order to discredit them. (This is somewhat distinct from a ‘concern troll‘, who seeks to sow dissension by posing as a concerned supporter.) The ‘Moby’ species of troll is named after the eponymous electronic music producer, who in February 2004 proposed this tactic and is supposed to have invented it. James Taranto, however, reminds us the tactic is anything but original. Food for thought comes from this passage from a Saul Alinsky biography, quoted by David Horowitz:”...
  • EU: Greece faces German future as euro exit looms

    05/25/2012 1:05:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/25/2012 | Emma Rowley, and Philip Aldrick
    Germany has reportedly drawn up a six-point plan to rescue Greece and the eurozone’s other failed economies in the same way East Germany was rebuilt after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to revitalise the eurozone’s weaker countries with a package of privatisations, according to German weekly Der Spiegel. This would be overseen by an agency modelled on the Treuhand or “trust agency” which sold off most of the East’s state-owned businesses. Berlin also wants to relax employment laws to bring them in line with the German model and to set up special economic zones to...
  • A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

    05/25/2012 1:03:08 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/25/2012 | Gavon Laesigg
    Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot.
  • Suspect Arraigned in Alleged Homicide of Riverhead Woman

    05/25/2012 1:02:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Riverhead Patch ^ | May 25,2012 | Lisa Finn
    Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mancilla's family faces her alleged killer in court on Friday morning. Tears streamed down the faces of family and friends of a woman found dead in Riverhead as they faced the man who allegedly killed her in a Riverside courtroom on Friday.
  • A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

    05/25/2012 1:02:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/25/2012 | Gavon Laessig
    Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot. A self-selected group of boys at Punahou School who loved basketball and good times called themselves the Choom Gang. Choom is a verb, meaning "to smoke marijuana."
  • Spain: Catalonia calls for help from central government to pay debts

    05/25/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/25/2012 | Matthew Sparkes
    European stock markets tumbled and Spain's borrowing costs shot up as the country's wealthiest autonomous region, Catalonia, called for assistance from central government to pay its bills. Catalonia, which represents one fifth of the Spanish economy, has more than €13bn in debt to refinance this year “We don't mind how they do it if it allows us to have enough liquid assets in order to pay, and do it in time, because we all have bills to pay at the end of the month. And this has to be at an homogeneous cost: if not at the European average values,...
  • Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At PHL

    05/25/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 6 replies
    CBSPhilly ^ | 5/24/2012 | Ben Simmoneau
    The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport. The security checkpoint between Terminals D and E is a busy place where thousands of people – including lots of kids – pass through every day. But you might not believe who the I-Team observed working as a TSA supervisor at that checkpoint this week: Thomas Harkins. Until 2002, Harkins was a Catholic priest working at churches across South Jersey. But the Diocese of Camden removed him from ministry because...
  • (New Haven)N.H. center with Communist tenant to get state aid

    05/25/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    A New Haven community center whose bid for a state rehabilitation grant stalled due to its ties with the Communist Party has apparently won the blessing of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration. Malloy's budget director, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, confirmed Thursday that the center's request for $300,000 to upgrade a facility that houses, arts, youth development, and other social service programs, would be placed on the commission's June 4 agenda. OPM sets the agenda for the bond commission, which is chaired by the governor, has sole authority to determine when -- if ever -- state government...
  • Homeland Security IG Investigates Fast and Furious

    05/25/2012 12:44:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    CBS News has learned a second Inspector General (IG) is investigating Operation Fast and Furious: Homeland Security. As CBS News previously reported, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assigned to Fast and Furious, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) out of Phoenix, Ariz. During that case and similar weapons trafficking operations, ATF allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The idea was to capture the "big fish" in a cartel. The strategy was called to an abrupt halt after...
  • Overview of the intolerant 'infidels Winter' (AKA Arab Spring)

    05/25/2012 12:41:09 PM PDT · by Milagros
    The so-called 'Arab Spring' (2011-2012) - More Islamization = more intolerance for the 'other.' Ethnic and religious gaps widen.The Intolerant Arab Spring,[1] has been dubbed the Christian Winter.[2][3][4] The Arab Spring is turning out to be not only a winter for women, but also a winter for Christians.[5]As scholar wrote, in an article titled 'Minorities and the Arab Spring: The great divide,' that "the two main tenets of these constitutions - Arab unity as a goal and Islam as state religion, did not leave much hope to non-Arab and non-Muslim minorities."[6] Even a pro-Arabist liberal writer wrote that the "Arab...
  • Drug Suspect Quizzed On Jean, Diddy, Sharpton Feds suspected Wyclef of money laundering

    05/25/2012 12:37:51 PM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 3 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 23, 2012 | The Smoking Gun
    MAY 23--When accused narcotics kingpin/hip-hop manager James Rosemond met last year with federal investigators to try and strike a cooperation agreement, he was peppered with questions about whether he knew of any criminal activity on the part of Rev. Al Sharpton, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Wyclef Jean, according to an Internal Revenue Service agent who testified yesterday at Rosemond’s trial in Brooklyn federal court. Federal prosecutors elicited testimony from Agent Marc Van Driessche about what Rosemond said during a series of nine separate “proffer sessions” in the U.S. Attorney's office attended by various IRS and Drug Enforcement Administration agents, prosecutors,...
  • French president: All combat troops out in 2012

    05/25/2012 12:36:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2012 | DEB RIECHMANN and JAMEY KEATEN
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande for the first time provided details of his plan to pull France's combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, saying Friday he would leave around 1,400 soldiers behind to help with training and logistics. The new French leader, making good on one of the major foreign-policy promises of his campaign, confirmed in a one-day visit to Afghanistan that all of France's 2,000 combat troops would be brought home by the end of this year - putting France on a fast-track exit timetable that sparked consternation among some allies...
  • Report: (CT)Aging workforce threatens state's economic recovery

    05/25/2012 12:36:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    By the time the state's plodding economic recovery finally takes off in 2014, it could be too late to compensate for an aging workforce closing in on its retirement, says a report released today by the University of Connecticut. The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis also repeated its call for state government to make smarter use of its business tax credits, arguing that unless Connecticut both recovers the jobs lost in the last recession and creates 50,000 new ones it won't have enough jobs to entice youthful workers back to the Nutmeg State. The university's economic think-tank added that while...
  • John Edwards Has Been Flirting With A Female Juror At His Trial

    05/25/2012 12:26:58 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 56 replies
    ABC News is reporting that John Edwards has been repeatedly flirting with a female juror during his trial, a distraction that "has become so obvious that even Edwards' attorneys have to work to suppress their laughter at the absurdity of it all." The juror (who is an alternate) is a young woman with jet-black hair. According to the report, "The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles at her. She giggles. He blushes."
  • Value Your 6 Mark 8

    05/25/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 4 replies
    05-25-12 | Bill Randles
    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions ‘My Sons,' While Defending Contraception Mandate

    05/25/2012 12:16:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    n two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned “my sons” when defending his administration’s regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans in the United States to provide women, without any fees or co-pay, with sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that can cause abortions. Obama, of course, has two daughters--10-year-old Sasha and 13-year-old Malia--but no sons.
  • Hawaii's 'VERIFICATION OF BIRTH' Document Raises Suspicion!

    05/25/2012 12:09:02 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 56 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 25, 2012 | Talking Points Memo
    Here's the official 'Verification of Birth' document submitted by Hawaii's Department of Health to the State of Arizona in response to SoS Ken Bennett's request for verification of Obama's birth, allegedly in Hawaii.Note that Obama's alleged DAY OF BIRTH IS OMITTED from the listed items. Shouldn't the DAY of Obama's birth be present in this document?Now, if Obama can be proven to not have been born in Hawaii, it would seem Alvin T. Onaka Ph.D. would have some 'splaining to do.. Unlike the 'official' birth certificate released by the White House, at least there's no 'smiley face' drawn into the...
  • Good News On Kentucky Pro-Rights Legislation This Spring

    05/25/2012 12:08:31 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed
    Frankfort, Ky --( Good news! After the disappointments with the General Assembly in the last few years, when several bills that KC3 and other interested gun owners favored were allowed to wither and die without a hearing, this spring has been like a renewal of the spirit of freedom in Kentucky. For the NRA press release about the three bills that were passed, go to this page from the KC3 blog – now-law.html The bill that was most important to us, HB500 from Rep. Robert Damron, is summarized in this way: HB 500, sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron...
  • Eagle Ford Shale’s has had profound impact on Texas

    05/25/2012 12:04:20 PM PDT · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 25, 2012 | Dan X. McGraw
    The Eagle Ford shale drilling boom has boosted wages and job growth, and the increased drilling in 23 South Texas counties will likely have a continued impact on the state, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. According to the report released this week, the drilling boom has increased wages by more than 14 percent, job growth rose by nearly 6 percent and retail sales jumped 9.3 percent in 23 South Texas counties. Live Oak and McMullen counties, which sit directly above natural gas liquids and oil deposits, benefited the most from the drilling boom,...
  • Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions "My Sons," While Defending Contraception Mandate

    05/25/2012 12:03:48 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/25/12 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    In two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned "my sons"ť when defending his administration's regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans in the United States to provide women, without any fees or co-pay, with sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that can cause abortions. Obama, of course, has two daughters--10-year-old Sasha and 13-year-old Malia--but no sons. On Monday, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country--including the archdioceses of New York and Washington, D.C. and the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of America—filed 12 different lawsuits against...
  • FReepers and Americans repent! (vanity)

    05/25/2012 12:03:32 PM PDT · by impimp · 79 replies
    25 May 2012 | me
    A few points: 1. Contraception is a leftist ploy to break down the family, faith in God, and all of society. 2. Freepers and Americans who use it need to repent to God. 3. The states need to ban it. 4. There is no right to contraception. 5. Contraception leads to abortion. 6. Stop sexual immorality.
  • Prepares' Weekly Thread

    There are now 329 members of Preppers' Ping list, I estimate about half have joined since the first of this year. Since I took over the list a couple years ago now very few have FReeped mailed me to be dropped and only one has asked to be dropped because he swears that my advice was going to kill you all. I offered him the chance to take over the ping list, but the only response was that if SHTF the only thing I could expect from him in the way of help was a bullet. OH well can't please...
  • Trayvon Martin day at D.C. school

    05/25/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WJLA-TV ^ | May 25, 2012 | Scott Thuman
    HOLD OFF ON THE SKITTLES, FOR NOW… My fellow political junkies…allow me to briefly stray from usual fare of R’s vs. D’s and delve a bit into a subject I’ve been knee deep in lately. A couple of weeks ago I was sent to Florida to, as the boss put it, “dig up something new” on the Trayvon Martin case - a daunting assignment since it’s a story much of the media world had already thoroughly exposed…or so we thought. While we were successful in finding some undiscovered nuggets in the investigation, what I really determined after surveying the neighborhood...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    05/25/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 25 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Arrows in the Hand May 25, 2012  "As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth." (Psalm 127:4)  This is the central verse in the 101 verses contained in a remarkable group of fifteen psalms called "The songs of degrees" (Psalms 120-134). The central verse in the central psalm of this group is the preceding verse: "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward" (Psalm 127:3). The origin of these psalms and this peculiar superscript has always been uncertain. Four are said to...
  • Oh My: Police Accuse Al Sharpton And Wyclef Jean of Laundering Money For Drug Kingpin....

    05/25/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT · by geege · 18 replies
    Weasell Zippers ^ | 05/25/2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Police suspected singer Wyclef Jean and activist and TV host Reverend Al Sharpton of being involved in laundering drug money, Brooklyn federal court has heard.....More
  • Republicans Face Off in Collin, Denton Counties

    05/25/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 5 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5/23/12 | Tranh Tan
    Crownover’s chief of staff, Kevin Cruser, said his boss is busy pounding the pavement and taking no votes for granted. This year, she has garnered widespread endorsements from fellow Republicans, including Gov. Rick Perry. The businesswoman and member of the House Appropriations Committee was given a coveted position on the 2011 Legislature’s budget conference committee, and has taken credit for reducing state spending.
  • Michelle Obama reveals part of the president’s daily routine

    05/25/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    President Barack Obama's daily routine often starts with a tune and ends with a tuck, first lady Michelle Obama told People magazine. "We have a ritual where he tucks me in, because I'm usually in bed before anybody, it was reported she told the magazine for an upcoming issue. "He'll come and turn the lights out and give me a kiss and we'll talk. He's like, "Ready to be tucked?" I'm like, "Yes I am."' The 44th president of the United States also has a penchant for singing.
  • James McGovern Can't -- or Won't -- Read

    05/25/2012 11:34:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Office of Congressman James McGovern | 5/25/12
    I recently wrote to Rep. McGovern urging him to support the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012.In response, I received this bone-headed letter.I don't know whether he simply sends his Liberal talking-points to everyone who writes to him, or whether he really is as stupid as this makes him look. Either way, the very Flower of Massachusetts Politics. Even John Iservedinvietnam Kerry has actually responded to letters from me.
  • Obama Claim Of Fiscal Discipline "Whopper Of The Year"

    05/25/2012 11:33:58 AM PDT · by safetysign · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/24/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    "That is what makes it whopper of the year," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer says of a report that federal spending, under the Obama administration, has risen at the lowest pace in 60 years. "This is an unbelievable distortion of the truth. If you compare it to what was spent in the Bush years, particularly if you take out the emergency spending that the two administrations agreed on in the end -- the bailouts -- then you have an 8% increase, which is historic. You had it in 2009 alone, increases in the agencies of 20% and 50% in some of...
  • 'Ludicrous' EPA - NASCAR Partnership (Modica interview on FBN)

    05/25/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 25, 2012 | Peter Flaherty
    VIDEO 3:30 minutes NLPC Associate Fellow Mark Modica appeared Wednesday on Cavuto on Fox Business Network to discuss the new "partnership" between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). Here's a transcript: Liz MacDonald : Well, next up, the EPA, you know what, it is all about clean air. But now critics are saying it is full of hot air. That is because it is partnering with NASCAR to push green initiatives. That includes encouraging the tracks to recycle more, conserve water, sustainability. You get the picture. Mark Modica from the National...
  • Meghan McCain trashes Breitbart [on Al Sharpton show] just 3 months after death

    05/25/2012 11:30:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Meredith Jessup
    Meghan McCain continued her usual class act Thursday, appearing on Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” to whine about how conservatives have ostracized her from the Republican Party for her “moderate” views. “Many people in the Republican Party treat me like I’m a freak,” McCain said, adding that she was “blessed” to be a moderate. But, she said, “if you’re not an extreme conservative in this party, you are not given respect.” A personal note to Meghan McCain: Your political views are not the reason why people don’t respect you. Miss McCain went on to criticize popular conservatives, including author Michelle Malkin...
  • Missing kids vandalized Dixon home to tune of $10,000

    05/25/2012 11:26:41 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Sauk Valley Media. ^ | May 25, 2012 | Tara Becke
    DIXON – Three children found in a vacant house Wednesday managed to do about $10,000 in damage before they were found, police said Thursday. The 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds got in through an unlocked back door and went through every room in the two-story house at 320 Poplar St., which is up for sale, spray-painting walls and windows, spilling paint on carpets and breaking items, Lt. Clay Whelan said. Under Illinois law, children younger than 10 cannot be charged with a criminal offense, nor can their parents, although they may be liable for the damage, Whelan said.
  • RED HOT Conservative Chicks: Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle~

    05/25/2012 11:26:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • (Vanity) How to Completely Debunk Obama's Attack on Private Equity

    05/25/2012 11:25:16 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 6 replies
    I just heard Debby Wasserman Schultz on Rush claim that Romney made hundreds of millions of dollars by deliberately bankrupting companies. Romney should offer to give Obama a $1 million campaign donation if Obama can do two things. First, create a hypothetical example of how this can be done and second, show a single example of how this was done by Bain Capital. A private equity company cannot get debt funding, much less equityfunding, to execute a takeover without a business plan showing a plausable turn around concept and profitable exit strategy. Once money goes into a troubled company, it...
  • Cardinal- progressive Catholics can be just as anti-semitic as traditionalists

    05/25/2012 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Koch's speech in Jerusalem
  • WOODSON: Black-on-black crime in the suites

    05/25/2012 11:22:07 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 4 replies
    The Washington times ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
    For decades, it was presumed that having blacks in positions of political leadership on the local, state and national levels would serve as a safeguard to preserve the victories of the civil rights movement and ensure that the people on whose behalf those battles had been fought could benefit from the new opportunities that those victories afforded. But in time, just the opposite has happened. In an era where race has begun to serve as both a shield (rebuffing legitimate criticism as evidence of racism) and a sword (attacking dissenting opinions as racist) many black officials have entered zones of...
  • German city to sign treaty with its Muslim community

    05/25/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 13 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Treaty will put Muslim community on level with Christian churches
  • Ecorse: Regaining Control - Taxpayers benefit from emergency manager actions

    05/25/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/23/2012 | Anne Schieber
    Ecorse has struggled since 1986 with public officials whose interests weren't always focused on the city, and with chronic overspending. In 2009, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm selected Joyce Parker as Ecorse's emergency manager. Parker helped privatize most services, restructure the city's debt and renegotiated union contracts when she could. The city went from spending $5 million more a year than it took in, to escaping bankruptcy. "She has been a savior for our city," said city resident William Holmes. While some say pushing elected officials aside so an outside can run the city sounds like an extreme idea, in Ecorse...
  • Ace of Spades is under attack.

    05/25/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 38 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | May 25, 2012 | Ace of Spades
    This post is an effort to make Freepers aware of some of the Brownshirt Style tactics of the left. Ace of Spades is a long time conservative blogger who has recently come under a very serious attack from a left wing loon, and people need to be made aware of the dangerous nature of some of the people who form our opposition. This sort of thing can be deadly.