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  • After Decrying Fake News, Journalists Are Still Binging On Fake News

    01/23/2017 1:50:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/23/17 | Sean Davis
    If you thought the results of the 2016 election would cause members of the news media to do a bit of soul-searching about the tenor of their coverage, you were wrong. If you thought they might want to understand why their hysterical attempts to take down Donald Trump were all for naught, you were mistaken. And if you thought they were interested in understanding why media trust numbers just hit record lows, you were delusional.After spending weeks post-election complaining about the rise of so-called fake news and attributing Hillary Clinton’s loss to its proliferation, a large number of members of...
  • Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office

    01/22/2017 6:44:35 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/17 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President Trump has returned a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor in 2009. *snip* A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last week that Trump had personally asked if England would loan the bust of Churchill to the U.S. once he took office.
  • Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx tank at movies. (Vanity, My title)

    01/13/2017 5:48:04 PM PST · by Enterprise · 42 replies ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Actual Title: Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank
  • Police: Ohio Woman Solicits Undercover Officer For Cash and Nachos

    11/16/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    wowk ^ | November 16, 2016 | wowk
    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, OH - A suspected prostitute from St. Clairsville is behind bars after an undercover sting by police in Ohio. Police say Crystal Hotlosz, 36, of St. Clairsville agreed to meet an undercover officer after posting an advertisement for sex services on Youngstown’s Backpage website. She allegedly agreed to meet for a sex act for the price of $50 and nachos.
  • California's Boom Is Poised To Go Bust -- And Liberals' Dream Of Scandinavia On The Pacific

    09/16/2016 1:04:08 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 27 replies ^ | Sep. 15' 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Gov. Jerry Brown, in Bill Maher’s assessment, “took a broken state and fixed it.” There’s a political lesson being injected here, as well, as blue organs like The New Yorker describe California as doing far better economically than nasty red-state Texas. But if you take a look...
  • Albanian southern town erects bust of Hillary Clinton

    06/30/2016 6:54:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 8:42 AM EDT
    A bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been erected in Albania’s southernmost city of Saranda to honor what officials say is her contribution to Albania in the international arena. […] The city council took a unanimous decision more than a month ago to put up the bust to depict Clinton’s “dimension as a woman in politics, as a representative of the old Albania-U.S. friendship, for her contribution to the Albanian nation in different historical moments.” …
  • 'Love the Guy': In Britain, Obama Explains Relocation of Churchill Bust

    04/25/2016 10:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama defended his decision to evict a bust of Winston Churchill out of the Oval Office during his first term, telling Britons today that he loves the legendary prime minister but wanted to keep tables from "looking a little cluttered." After Obama took office, he returned a Churchill bust that the White House said had been lent to President Bush by Prime Minister Tony Blair. That replaced a Churchill bust that had been in the White House since the 1960s, which the administration said was being "worked on at the time and was later returned to the residence." In...
  • Texas police investigate 'possible assault' involving Johnny Manziel

    01/31/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies ^ | Sat January 30, 2016 | greg botelho
    Once again, police met up with Johnny Manziel about an alleged assault -- and once again, it involved a young woman. This incident was in Texas, the state where Manziel earned the nickname "Johnny Football." Fort Worth police put out a press release about officers being dispatched an apartment in that Texas city around 2 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) Saturday "in reference to a report of a possible assault."
  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    11/30/2015 7:27:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    wo African-American pastors––one of whom attended Donald Trump‘s meeting earlier today––clashed on CNN tonight over whether anything was actually accomplished from that meeting. And things got pretty personal. Pastor James Davis, who attended the meeting and is supporting Trump, said he didn’t feel pandered to. Reverend Jamal Bryant responded by telling Erin Burnett that Davis is a “pawn.” After going through all the reasons he can’t support Trump, Davis hit back and brought up how Bryant called him and all the pastors in the room “prostitutes.” Bryant said, “I want to apologize, because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that...
  • Who Made the Bust of Queen Nefertiti? Nefertiti mystery solved

    11/13/2015 4:08:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Two archaeological discoveries led to the identification of the creator of Nefertiti's bust. The first was uncovered at Tell el-Amarna near the artists' workshop where the bust was created. (The bust was unearthed in this workshop during excavations in December 1912.) Outside the workshop, the excavators discovered a horse's blinker -- used to prevent the horse from looking toward the rear and sometimes to the side -- inscribed with the name Thutmose, who was identified by the following titles: "favored by the King," "Chief of Works," and "seankh" (a designation that means "he who gives the final touch of life"2...
  • Major Gun Trafficking Bust in NYC Highlights Flow of Guns From State With Looser Gun Laws

    10/14/2015 8:26:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/14/15 | Aaron Katersky
    Amid a raging national debate on guns, a bust in New York City highlights a problem for police in crime-plagued urban areas. While officers can control illegal gun sales in their cities, they have been at a loss to stop the flow of firearms from places with looser laws. Eight people from three states have been arrested and charged with buying guns legally in Atlanta and Pittsburgh and bringing them to New York, sometimes aboard low-cost Chinatown buses. “I sell guns,” alleged trafficking ringleader Michael Bassier was caught saying on a wiretap, according to prosecutors. “I’ve got two Mac 10s
  • China's Record Boom Looking A Lot Like A Bust

    05/15/2015 5:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/15/2015
    Based on projections, China's population will start shrinking in 2026. It will then be a nation in decline. After all, no economy can grow robustly when it is getting smaller and its population is aging. Just don't tell that to Chinese officials, who are doubling down on interest rate cuts and stimulus plans that will go nowhere. Printing money always sounds good at the time, but it just ends up paying off past debts — not creating investments or consumer-led growth. The big problem is that half of China's debt is tied to its overbuilt real estate market — so...
  • 1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

    05/02/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/01/2015 | JOSH BOAK
    More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007. Since the end of 2010, rental prices have surged at nearly twice the pace of average hourly wages, according to data from the real estate firm Zillow and the Labor Department.
  • This is rich: Boehner to give Netanyahu bust of Churchill

    03/02/2015 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/2/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to present Prime Minister Netanyahu with a gift when Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The gift is a bust of a politician whom Netanyahu greatly admires: Winston Churchill. House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the former prime minister of Britain are the only foreign leaders who have addressed Congress three separate times. ... Boehner also...
  • Obama and Churchill Bust

    02/05/2015 4:16:27 PM PST · by kayak42 · 41 replies
    When Obama first entered the White House, he had the bust of Winston Churchill removed. It was assumed it was because of British Colonialism in Kenya. Maybe it was due to things said about Obama’s religion. Quoted from Churchill over 100 years ago: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the...
  • Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

    12/03/2014 12:03:43 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 87 replies
    NPR ^ | December 01, 2014 | John Burnett
    Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result, Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is undercutting growers and cartels in Mexico. "Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90," says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. "But now they're paying us $30 to $40 a kilo. It's a big difference. If...
  • Flashback: Sen. Hillary Clinton's 'Bust' To Be Unveiled at Museum of Sex

    11/13/2013 4:35:48 PM PST · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | Septembe 27, 2006 | Brit Hume
    Original Title:Sen. Hillary Clinton's 'Bust' To Be Unveiled at Museum of Sex *SNIP* Speaking of Clinton, her first "Presidential Bust" is set to be unveiled this week — at New York's Museum of Sex. Sculptor Daniel Edwards says the work portrays Clinton's "youthful spirit and a face matured by wisdom," adding, "Presented in a low cut gown, her cleavage is on display prominently portraying sexual power which some people still consider too threatening." Edwards says he was inspired by actress Sharon Stone, who said Clinton shouldn't run for president because she had too much sexuality.
  • California agency on road to biggest bust since Detroit

    09/11/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 Sep 2013
    The toll-road authority of Orange County, Calif., is nearing the biggest municipal default since Detroit's record bankruptcy ... The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency... risks default on $2.4 billion in debt, according to a consultant to the Debt and Investment Advisory Commission of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
  • Rush bust redux: Talk show host gets a replica

    08/02/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 1 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 2, 2012 | Virginia Young
    The Missouri Capitol no longer has the only bust of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Now, the front office of Limbaugh's Florida studio has one, too. Today, Limbaugh told his listeners that he received a giant replica of the statute from friends in honor of the 24th anniversary of his EIB Network radio show. Like the original, the copy was made by Kansas City sculptor E. Spencer Schubert, Limbaugh said. "You know, we ought to call the White House and tell ‘em we have this bust of me that we’d like to donate. We’d like to lend them a...
  • White House communications director apologizes to Krauthammer; Krauthammer responds

    07/31/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/12 | Jeff Poor
    In a statement posted on the White House’s website on Tuesday afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer revealed an email he sent to Charles Krauthammer offering an apology to syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel regular over a back-and-forth about a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Krauthammer asked that the apology — which even included an endorsement for Krauthammer’s favorite Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals — be made public, and Pfeiffer obliged: Charles, I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion...
  • White House communications director apologizes to Krauthammer; Krauthammer responds

    07/31/2012 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/12 | Jeff Poor
    In a statement posted on the White House’s website on Tuesday afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer revealed an email he sent to Charles Krauthammer offering an apology to syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel regular over a back-and-forth about a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Krauthammer asked that the apology — which even included an endorsement for Krauthammer’s favorite Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals — be made public, and Pfeiffer obliged: Charles, I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion...
  • Fact Check: The Bust of Winston Churchill (From the Horse's Mouth)

    07/27/2012 1:20:58 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 52 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | July 27, 2012 | Dan Pfeiffer
    Lately, there’s been a rumor swirling around about the current location of the bust of Winston Churchill. Some have claimed that President Obama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to the British Embassy. Now, normally we wouldn’t address a rumor that’s so patently false, but just this morning the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer repeated this ridiculous claim in his column. He said President Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.” This is 100% false. The bust still in...
  • Stealth Ceremony for Rush Limbaugh — and His Bust

    05/14/2012 7:00:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | May 14, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - It’s official and it’s a done deal: Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is now officially inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. People might have wondered why he wasn’t doing his radio show today — it’s because he was in Jefferson City. Just before 1:00 p.m. the mad scramble in the halls of the state capitol began, barriers started going up and additional Capitol police and the Highway Patrol started drifting in. The word leaked out that today was the day for Limbaugh to take his place in Missouri history. Apparently the only people aware...
  • Two Miami Men Charged In $80 Million Drug Heist From Enfield Eli Lilly Warehouse

    05/03/2012 2:36:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | May 3, 2012 | EDMUND H. MAHONY
    NEW HAVEN— Two Miami men have been arrested in the dramatic theft of $80 million in pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly Co. warehouse in Enfield two years ago, federal authorities announced Thursday. Amaury Villa, 37, and his brother, Amed Villa, 46, both citizens of Cuba who live in Miami, were arrested Thursday in Miami on conspiracy and theft charges related to their alleged participation in the theft. The thieves gained access to the 70,000-square-foot warehouse on Freshwater Boulevard by cutting a hole through its roof, descending into the interior on ropes hung from the hole and disabling the security system.
  • Watch a police officer stop this plane with his car

    11/03/2011 3:07:46 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/3/2011 | NA
    Watch a police officer stop this plane with his car John McLane's got nothing on this real Brazilian Federal Police Officer, who use his cop car to take down a plane loaded with smugglers and $150,000 of stolen electronics. Here is THE LINK.
  • Romney Health Plan a Bust for Massachusetts

    09/22/2011 2:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 22, 2011 | Doug Bandow
    Health care remains one of President Barack Obama's greatest political weaknesses. The issue remains an equally serious problem for Republican Mitt Romney. President Obama's program to centralize medical decision-making in Washington remains as unpopular as ever. Insurers are raising premiums and canceling policies. The president's promise that Americans can keep their existing coverage has turned out to be void. Health care providers and insurers are cutting back operations and dropping jobs to comply with the new law. Washington has been forced to issue temporary waivers — over 1400, as of mid-June — to moderate the legislation's impact. Moreover, ObamaCare has...
  • The 2007 Bust: How Could They Not Have Known?

    09/21/2011 9:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 09/20/2011 | Alex J. Pollock
    We are still living in the wake of the great 21st century bubble. That is the dominant economic and financial fact of 2011, which applies both to the American housing and mortgage debt, and to the European sovereign debt, crises. As the massive losses keep coming, there is a lot of negotiating, suing, whining and politicking among contentious parties over who will take which losses. Among the many losses imposed by the bubble is a well-deserved loss of credibility on the part of central bankers and economists. "Policy makers around the world didn't see the global financial crisis coming," columnist...
  • Arizona church is house of prostitution, police say

    09/11/2011 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 10, 2011 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- A church called the Phoenix Goddess Temple has been accused of being a house of prostitution, and a six-month undercover investigation has resulted in the arrests of 20 women and men who worked there, Phoenix police said Friday. Authorities are still searching for 17 more people -- all of whom have been indicted -- in connection with the prostitution enterprise, said Sgt. Steve Martos, a Phoenix police spokesman. The 20 people arrested so far have been charged with prostitution or other offenses, police said. During a Wednesday search of the Phoenix temple and two church-related sites in nearby...
  • Slashing Defense Makes America Less Safe (SHORTENED TITLE)

    08/24/2011 6:09:18 AM PDT · by GailA · 6 replies
    Heritage ^ | July 21,2011 | Mackenzie Eaglen
    Trying to Repeat 1990s Defense Cuts When the World Is Much Different, Risks Growing Defense cuts in the 1990s led to direct consequences and casualties when America went to war after 9/11. When U.S. forces were sent to Iraq without adequate body armor protection or up-armored vehicles, the country was outraged. Families were forced to mail body armor to soldiers overseas, troop transports lacking modernized armor were left unnecessarily vulnerable to roadside bomb attacks, combat operations were doubled in length and possibly cost lives, and conditions at medical centers such as Walter Reed reached inexcusable levels.
  • Will Gunwalker export violations bust criminal investigation wide open

    07/14/2011 4:42:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies ^ | 7/14/11 | David Codrea ,
    8 Share Print Email “Did Fast & Furious violate the Arms Export Control Act?” attorney and author David T. Hardy asks on his Of Arms and the Law blog. He’s referring to the Arms Export Control Act that “authorizes the President to define defense articles and regulate their export.” There’s no exemption from the State Department permit requirement for “official use” since no one is admitting walked guns are part of approved U.S. foreign policy, so the bottom line seems to be: Any person who willfully violates these provisions "shall upon conviction be fined for each violation not more than...
  • Sources: ‘Life coach’ gives up on QB [JaMarcus] Russell

    04/14/2011 9:19:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/14/11 | Jason Cole
    Nearly four years after JaMarcus Russell(notes) became the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, his playing career may have completely bottomed out after “life coach” John Lucas asked Russell to leave Houston recently, two sources close to the quarterback told Yahoo! Sports...
  • The Royal Treatment

    04/11/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 11, 2011 | Staff
    Diplomacy: Well, it's out — the invitation list to the biggest U.K. royal wedding in three decades. A Mustique bartender merited an invite, but it seems the Obamas did not. It's pretty obvious the Brits are sending a message. Sure, the royal wedding is a ceremonial affair, and news that the U.S. president and first lady weren't invited to the nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 30 won't rupture normal diplomatic relations. Still, it's eyebrow-arching, given that U.S. presidents have always been invited up till now. And the slowly leaking list of people who did get invited...
  • Balance or bust

    04/05/2011 5:29:15 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    SCF ^ | 4-5-11 | jim demint
    If passed by the House and Senate and ratified by the states, the new Balanced Budget Amendment will: 1.Force Congress to balance the federal budget each year; 2.Limit federal spending to no more than 18 percent of GDP; and 3.Prevent tax increases Furthermore, the only way for Congress to get around these limitations is with a 2/3 super-majority vote in the House and Senate to waive them.
  • Tenn. panel votes to bust state teachers' unions

    02/17/2011 12:48:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 2/17/11 | David Freddoso
    We're seeing more and more of this: NASHVILLE — The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to abolish collective bargaining between teachers unions and school boards across the state.The vote was 6-3, with all Republicans on the panel voting for the bill and all Democrats against.Sponsor Sen. Jack Johnson said passage of the bill — SB113 — will remove "an albatross from around the neck of our school boards across the state" and remove a roadblock to education reform. Labor unions are part of the free market. But their historical rationale is to protect workers from exploitation by...
  • Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Meth Bust (Brandi Favre in Mississippi)

    01/12/2011 2:53:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/12/11
    Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Meth Bust58 minutes ago by TMZ Staff Brett Favre's younger sister was arrested in Mississippi today when narcotics agents busted a meth lab hidden in a condo. Brandi Favre was among 5 suspects rounded up on the scene ... and according to WLOX, the perps were taken to a local medical center for decontamination before being thrown behind bars. It's not the first time Brandi's had a run-in with the law -- in the past, she's been arrested for shoplifting and unlawful use of a weapon. Story developing ...
  • Dems' deflated dreams

    12/18/2010 11:04:30 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 19 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12/182010 | Editorial
    Scarcely two years ago, the Democratic Party was in the driver's seat. Or so it seemed. Read more:
  • Meth lab discovered at Moonshine Mini-Mart(NC, up in them thar hills)

    12/07/2010 6:51:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies ^ | December 6, 2010 | Staff Reports
    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office say they have discovered an “active, working” meth lab in an office behind the counter at Moonshine Mini-Mart, which also serves as a BP gas station, on Hwy. 107 South in Cullowhee, about three miles from campus. On Saturday and Sunday, officers from the Sheriff's Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and Probation and Parole served search warrants at two homes and one business, according to a release to the media from Captain Steve Lillard with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. “Officers located in excess of 400 grams of methamphetamine inside the store doing business...
  • Country Legend Willie Nelson Charged With Pot Possession in Texas

    11/27/2010 5:10:58 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 6 replies ^ | November 27, 2010
    <p>SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas.</p> <p>Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer smelled pot when a door was opened and a search turned up marijuana.</p>
  • The Entitlement Bubble: The Bust Is Going to Be a Nightmare (Worse than the Housing Bubble?)

    09/17/2010 7:12:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2010 | Kevin Williamson
    In the course of arguing that our real national debt is around $130 trillion — as opposed to the official number of $14.7 trillion — I have frequently encountered the argument that I’m wrong to include unfunded entitlement liabilities in the total. Here’s a typical example from the comments to this post: Kevin Williamson, expected spending 75 years in the future, based on current policies and projects that are certain to change anyway, is NOT debt. No amount of calling it “debt” or calling it “our REAL debt” changes that fact. Project funding gaps are not debt. DEBT is debt....
  • Speaker at GZM Rally Witnesses Provocative Behavior from ABC News Staffer (Manufacturing news BUST)

    08/26/2010 10:09:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Nig Peace ^ | 8/24/10 | Andrea S. Lafferty
    Speaker at GZM Rally Witnesses Provocative Behavior from ABC News StafferPosted by Andrea S. Lafferty Aug 24th 2010 at 1:18 pm | Comments(76) On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero. I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, “No Sharia Here.” He was very...
  • New Evidence That The Obama Stimulus Was a Bust

    08/22/2010 10:39:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    powerline ^ | 8/22/10 | paul
    The debate in the popular press and on blogs about the efficacy of the 2009 stimulus bill generally has been superficial on both sides. Those who tout the bill point to a study by liberal economists Alan Blinder and Mark Zandi purporting to show that the fiscal stimulus enacted under Presidents Bush and Obama lowered the unemployment rate by approximately 1.5 percentage points. However, as Lawrence Lindsey points out in the Weekly Standard, this study assumed that the recent stimulus has been roughly as effective, dollar for dollar, as past programs. It then multiplied past measures of job creation by...
  • Artist Sculps Barack Obama’s Rear, Calls It “The Immaculate Conception” (A Wanker original)

    08/03/2010 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 108+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 8/03/10 | Chris Davis
    Artist Sculps Barack Obama’s Rear, Calls It “The Immaculate Conception” Famed Sculptor, Christopher Wanker, has had his hands on one rear or another for years now—sculpting a lifeless rear, and bringing it to the brink of artistic perfection. Until now, there has always been something missing, something that has left him empty inside, searching for the next creation of perfection. Now, however, the sculptor has created perfection personified. He has sculpted the rear of Barack Obama. It’s so perfect that Wanker is calling it “The Immaculate Conception.” Many argue that the art is in bad taste, but Wanker points out...
  • Turnout a Bust at Pro-Illegal Immigration Marches; L.A. Protesters One-Tenth of 2006 Effort

    05/01/2010 5:49:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies · 3,714+ views
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 | Kristinn
    Despite a coordinated hype campaign between left-wing pro-illegal immigration activists and the mainstream media, turnout was a bust at May Day marches in two bellwether American cities where crowds were much lower than expected. In Los Angeles, the turnout was a mere tenth of the half-million that marched there four years ago.In a preview article published yestereday, Reuters said of the pending Los Angeles march:Marches across the state on Saturday will show whether Latinos are energized. The standard will be the rallies in March 2006, when some 500,000 people took over downtown Los Angeles to oppose a tough federal bill...
  • China Boom, Or China Bust?

    01/09/2010 8:26:55 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 589+ views
    Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-10-2010 | Ian Mathias
    China Boom, Or China Bust? By Ian Mathias 01/08/10 Baltimore, Maryland – Is the great hope of the investment world little more than hype? We like to visit the “China boom or China bust?” debate every once in a while, and the argument today is pretty one-sided… the “busts” have it. “Bubbles are best identified by credit excesses, not valuation excesses,” famous short seller Jim Chanos begins, “and there’s no bigger credit excess than in China.” He’s clearly made up his mind, calling China “Dubai times 1,000.” Given his history with Enron, then Tyco, then homebuilders, then banks and then...
  • Vladimir Putin to be cast in bronze for Arnold Schwarzenegger

    10/27/2009 11:34:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,015+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | October 28, 2009
    A BUST of Russia's muscle-flexing strongman Vladimir Putin is being created as a gift for ex-Hollywood bodybuilder and California's current governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bust is currently being made in Putin's home city of Saint Petersburg on an order of Russia's Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation and will be delivered to the movie star-turned-politician in March. "Putin is such a complex personality. He's left no one indifferent," Alexander Chernoshchyokov, a Saint Petersburg-based sculptor who has been working on the Putin bust since June... In 1991 the Russian artist made a sculpture of Schwarzenegger and Vladimir Dubinin, the president of the bodybuilding...
  • This is the bust in the boomtown that banks built (Charlotte, NC experiences 'a new humility')

    10/21/2009 10:24:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 826+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/21/2009 | Binyamin Applebaum
    CHARLOTTE -- A monument to the financial crisis is rising amid this city's thicket of skyscrapers: gleaming, glass-walled trophy tower that was intended as a fitting headquarters for Wachovia's national banking empire. It will open instead as the headquarters of a regional power company. Wachovia, unable to survive a run of bad decisions, was swallowed by San Francisco-based Wells Fargo during the depths of the crisis last year. Few American cities prospered more over the past two decades than Charlotte, its growth propelled and gilded by Wachovia and its crosstown rival, Bank of America. Executives shoehorned gaudy mansions into old...
  • Report: Crabtree offer is reduced

    09/23/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 96 replies · 3,171+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9-15-09 | Daniel Brown
    Michael Crabtree celebrated his 22nd birthday Monday. As an unwanted gift, multiple reports surfaced that the 49ers are poised to drop their offer to the No. 10 overall pick out of Texas Tech. Citing team sources, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote that Crabtree's continued absence makes him less valuable to the 49ers on a prorated basis and added, "Translation: The team just reduced its offer and will continue to do so with each passing week." A day earlier, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that the 49ers sent a letter to Crabtree "modifying" their offer. Responding to the Fox...
  • Car showrooms quiet after clunkers clamor ends

    09/19/2009 8:17:56 AM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 1,064+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/19/2009 | Megan Woolhouse
    It has been nearly a month since the car-buying frenzy of the Cash for Clunkers program ended, and many area auto dealers are longing for the good old days of July and August. Like consumers nationwide, Massachusetts residents rushed to take advantage of the federal voucher program, which offered them up to $4,500 on old gas-guzzlers to be put toward the purchase of new, more fuel-efficient vehicles. About $65 million worth of vouchers were handed out statewide during the monthlong program that ended Aug. 24. But once the federal money dried up, so did the sales rally. Now, customers at...
  • Boom and bust capitalism won't be fixed (We've squandered the opportunity to make real changes)

    09/03/2009 4:56:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 565+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/3/2009 | Edmund Conway
    Finance ministers are now simply papering over cracks having squandered the opportunity to make real changes to the way the world economy works. There is a hideous hissing noise escaping from the world economy, the piercing sound of deflating ambitions. Any hopes that, in this crisis, we would find an opportunity to redesign our system of capitalism and finance are all but forlorn. Any prospect that the leading nations would overhaul either the banking system or the wider framework that ties our economies together, and so prevent another crisis, has pretty much disappeared. We know this because, this weekend, finance...
  • Museum May Get Helen Thomas Sculpture

    08/15/2009 11:10:25 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 37 replies · 1,713+ views
    Click on Detroit ^ | August 15, 2009 | AP
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn could land a sculpture of veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas. ~snipMcElhinney sculpted a clay version of a Thomas bust.