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  • Henderson officials say despite six-figure buyout, city still will save in long run

    02/25/2012 7:04:17 PM PST · by redreno · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Aida Ahmed
    Despite being criticized for a potential payout of more than $200,000 to retiring Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers through the city’s Voluntary Employee Severance Program, city officials remain steadfast employee buyouts will result in savings for the city in the long run. “The main objective of the VESP is to have employees take that buyout and then not fill those positions,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “We realize that that’s not going to happen in every single case. In the case of Chief Chambers, obviously the only cost benefit that we might get is that the next chief may not be...
  • ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal

    02/25/2012 7:06:18 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    Deaths, guns, whistle-blowers and the highest law officer in the land stonewalling a congressional investigation are the juicy ingredients of a story network news reporters would love to cover – if a Republican were in office. However, when Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Thursday (February 2) before a House oversight committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the news was completely ignored by NBC and ABC (there was one full story on Friday's CBS This Morning). The virtual blackout of Holder's testimony continues an overall trend of ABC and NBC burying one of the Obama administration's biggest scandals, despite continual...
  • The Rise and Fall of DoJ’s ‘Gun-Show Sting’

    02/25/2012 5:06:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    cato-at-liberty.org ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Walter Olson
    Some legal stories weave together several distinct “Cato was right” themes. Among them is the news this week that the U.S. Department of Justice, conceding that its case has collapsed, has ended its prosecution of remaining defendants in the enormous “Africa Sting” case charging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [Reuters, Law.com; my earlier post]. * DoJ is overzealously picking fights under the vague and misguided FCPA statute. I warned about that last month in this space and you can read more at my blog “Overlawyered.” * Despite the Obama administration’s ostensible truce with Second Amendment supporters, anti-gun...
  • Texas: Anti-Drug Politician Arrested by DEA for Marijuana Trafficking (BTW he's a Democrat)

    02/25/2012 1:52:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Daily Chronic ^ | 2/24/2012 | Thomas H. Clarke
    EL PASO, TX — A critical opponent of drug law reform in Texas has been indicted on charges of trafficking 50 kilograms of marijuana and money laundering. El Paso County Commissioner Guillermo “Willie” Gandara Jr., 37, who is currently a Democratic candidate for the Texas legislature, along with Juan Canales, 50, were arrested late Wednesday night following a multi-agency investigation that included the DEA and FBI. A federal grand jury indictment charges the defendants with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, and one count of possession with intent to distribute...
  • The Major Issue is Not the Economy but the Lack of Integrity and Morality in Our Leadership

    02/24/2012 12:48:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 36 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 22 February, 2012 | Joan Fischer (joanie-f)
    Many Americans, conservatives among them, have been voicing the opinion that social issues have no part in campaign debates, are criticizing Rick Santorum for placing them in the forefront of his campaign, and are branding him as unelectable as a result. I take issue with those points of view for two reasons: Firstly, social issues, when considered in their broadest sense, should play a major role in any campaign and none other than our Founders cautioned us to demand that they do. Secondly, it is not Rick Santorum who is declaring that social issues are the entire focus of his...
  • 'Stupid' and Oil Prices - Obama's Forest Gump Anaylsis of Rising Oil Prices

    02/24/2012 8:40:30 AM PST · by Arcy · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-24-2012 | Review and Outlook
    'The American people aren't stupid," thundered President Obama yesterday in Miami, ridiculing Republicans who are blaming him for rising gasoline prices. Let's hope he's right, because not even Forrest Gump could believe the logic of what Mr. Obama is trying to sell. We'd almost feel sorry for Mr. Obama's gas-price predicament if it weren't a case of rough justice. The President has deliberately sought to raise the price of energy throughout the economy via his cap-and-trade agenda. He is now getting his wish, albeit a little too overtly for political comfort. Mr. Obama has also spent three years blaming George...
  • Who said he hasn't done anything? That’s just not so...

    02/24/2012 8:27:41 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 14 replies
    Who said he hasn't done anything? That’s just not so... An impressive list of accomplishments! • First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. • First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. • First President to preside over a cut in the credit-rating of the United States . • First President to violate the War Powers Act. • First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico . • First President to...
  • Government Assault May Have Just Begun, Cardinal Dolan Warns

    02/24/2012 8:29:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/23/12 | Benjamin Mann
    Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2012 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Obama's contraception mandate may only be the beginning of a historic attack on religious freedom, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan warned his fellow U.S. bishops in a Feb. 22 letter. “If the government can, for example, tell Catholics that they cannot be in the insurance business today without violating their religious convictions, where does it end?” asked the cardinal, addressing the U.S. episcopate in a letter coauthored with the bishops' religious freedom chair Bishop William E. Lori. The Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate “violates the constitutional limits on our...
  • Saudi Study: Nearly a Quarter of Children Raped; Up to 46% of Students Suffer from Homosexuality

    02/24/2012 8:29:37 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    translatingjihad.com ^ | 24FEB12 | translatingjihad
    Video translated from clip posted on YouTube in December 2008. Clip originally aired on the Arabic-language satellite station 'al-Hurra', on the program 'Misawa'. Subtitled video is above, full transcript below (thanks to Nonie Darwish for finding the video): Guest - More than 23% of children in Saudi society have been raped. Host – So about a quarter of Saudi children have been-- Guest - About a quarter of Saudi children have been raped. Sixty-two percent of those people— Host – Those children. Guest - No, I’m sorry, the study was directed at university students. Twenty-three percent had been raped during...
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • Occupier Threatens Violence in National Newspaper. Media Yawns.

    02/23/2012 8:00:44 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    Today’s USA Today carries a letter from a member of Occupy Wall Street in response to that paper’s editorial, headlined “‘Occupy’ movement fading out in a whimper.” The letter’s author — a “self-employed massage therapist” from Austin, Texas — suggests that the movement should turn to violence, rendering their “occupation” a little more akin to those we’ve seen historically: USA TODAY’s editorial is right to say that Occupy might lack clear goals on how to move forward, but the movement has accomplished its main original goal: to protest these injustices, not by simply holding a rally and going home, but...
  • Obama Gave Billions to Green Energy Companies with Ties to His Administration and 2008 Campaign

    02/23/2012 1:27:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/16/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Overall, the Post found that $3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers. Obama’s program to invest federal funds in start-up companies — and the failure of some of those companies — is becoming a rallying cry for opponents in the presidential race. Mitt Romney has promised to focus on Obama’s “record” as a “venture capitalist.” And in ads and speeches, conservative groups and the Republican candidates are zeroing in on the administration’s decision to extend $535 million to the now-shuttered solar firm Solyndra and...
  • Small Arms Treaty not the biggest UN threat to gun owners

    02/23/2012 10:19:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/23/2012 | Doug Book
    Those in a panic over the expected loss of 2nd Amendment rights should the UN Small Arms Treaty be adopted need to understand two very important facts: 1) the Treaty has no chance of garnering the 2/3rds vote necessary for senate approval; and 2) a real UN sponsored threat to gun rights in the US and globally does exist, going under the acronym of ISACS, “International Small Arms Control Standards.” The UN has been actively working to disarm private individuals and a fair number of nations for thirty years. From its inception in 1982 to the current United Nations Office...
  • Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation

    02/23/2012 11:48:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, Feb. 15 2011 after he was attacked by unknown assailants while driving between Monterrey, Mexico, and Mexico City. One year later, his family still lacks answers about his death.(Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked...
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • Video: Hey, who’s up for $5-per-gallon gas?

    02/23/2012 12:36:17 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 02-23-12
    n my neighborhood, we haven’t yet reached $4-per-gallon prices for gasoline, but we’re starting to approach that level. In California, they’ve been paying that price for quite some time. However, Nicholas Ballasly finds the highest price for gasoline right where it would be the most popular — Washington DC: As the national average price for a gallon of gas climbs past $3.58, one gas station in Washington, D.C. is charging drivers $5.00. No owners or managers were available at the Exxon station at 2708 Virginia Avenue in Northwest D.C. when The Daily Caller arrived to ask about the $5,00 price....
  • [El Paso]County Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr. Charged With Federal Drug Trafficking

    02/23/2012 11:41:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KVIA ^ | February 22, 2012 | Leonard Martinez
    EL PASO, Texas -- Federal agents raided the home of El Paso County Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr. in Socorro Wednesday night. Gandara was taken into custody and charged with federal drug trafficking charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy. El Paso County Jail records show that he is being held without bond. The Drug Enforcement Administration, along with ICE, IRS, FBI, and state and local law enforcement personnel conducted the operation. Gandara, 37, is a candidate for State Representative District 75. He was elected to Commissioners Court in November 2008. Gandara's father, Willie Gandara Sr., was...
  • Three Jackson Police Officers Arrested for Accepting Bribes

    02/22/2012 4:55:03 PM PST · by Larry381 · 16 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | February 21, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Mississippi
    JACKSON, MS—Monyette Quintel Jefferson, 27, Terence Dale Jenkins, 25, and Anthony Ricardo Payne, Jr., 25, all Jackson Police Department patrol officers at the time of the offense, have been arrested for accepting bribes to protect what they believed to be drug transactions following an undercover operation, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced today. On June 25, 2010, an undercover FBI agent, posing as a drug dealer, met with Officers Monyette Quintel Jefferson and Anthony Ricardo Payne at Metro Center Mall to discuss their protection of a shipment of cocaine that was coming into...
  • WH Ignores House Subpoena For Solyndra Documents

    02/22/2012 1:28:58 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 22 Feburary | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and his West Wing aides ignored a subpoena of documents pertaining to the Solyndra loan guarantee even after congressional investigators met with White House officials to negotiate the scope of the subpoena, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "The White House's failure to comply with today's document deadline is a sad milestone on the path chosen by this administration to obstruct and delay our investigation rather than cooperate and help deliver answers for taxpayers," committee chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns R-Fla., said in a statement this evening. House investigators...
  • OWS Letter to the Editor in USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns

    02/22/2012 12:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Over at USA Today, a self-employed massage therapist from Austin, TX has a letter to the editor responding to an editorial suggesting that Occupy Wall Street has lost its way. (Snip) '' So maybe they should take up their Second Amendment-sanctioned guns and storm Wall Street and our nation’s capitals. If our country doesn’t change, it could very well come to that one day.'' Notice the language here. Rich Latta, the author, threatens outright to head to Wall Street with firearms. Janet Napolitano, where are you? He says they out to head to Washington, D.C. packing heat. Secret Service, you’re
  • Woman Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Hitman To Kill Anyone Over 12 Years Old Wearing Fur

    02/22/2012 11:11:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 FEB 12 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Meredith Lowell of Cleveland Heights was arrested for allegedly soliciting a hitman to kill any adult who walked out of the local public library and was wearing fur, according to CBS News. Lowell allegedly included these details in an email to an undercover FBI agent who contacted her: "I am paying you $730 to kill one person wearing fur who is 12 or older - hopefully at least 14 years, however 12 years old or older is fine. I want them to be dead in under two minutes"
  • Antipoverty program leaders charged with theft

    02/22/2012 8:46:22 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/22/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    A husband and wife who headed an antipoverty program in Alameda County were indicted Tuesday for allegedly misusing more than $200,000 in taxpayer money, which prosecutors say they spent on travel, meals and home repairs. Nanette Dillard, who headed the Associated Community Action Program, and her husband, Paul Daniels, the program's former grant administrator, were charged with one count each of grand theft, conspiracy and crime by a public officer. Although the couple are charged with misspending $200,000, "the final bill" was probably in the neighborhood of $1.5 million, said Robert Lieber, an Albany city councilman and former chairman of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: GM Dealers Get Chevy Volt Tax Credit for Sales to Gov't (Outrageous)

    02/22/2012 9:56:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Modica
    I discovered an interesting fact while reviewing the 2011 IRS form 8936 used for the $7500 EV tax credit. While under most circumstances it is the wealthy purchasers of Chevy Volts and other high priced plug-in vehicles that get the taxpayer-funded handout, it appears that General Motors' dealerships that sell the vehicles to government entities are benefiting by being able to claim the credits. These dealers are able to double-dip into the seemingly endless pool of taxpayer funds designated for cronies of the Obama Administration under the guise of green initiatives. Not only do taxpayers pay for Chevy Volts...
  • Mitt Romney: Labor unions play an important role in our society

    02/21/2012 11:24:58 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 29 replies
    hotair ^ | 2/21/12 | tina korbe
    Just as Rick Santorum has pointedly and repeatedly reminded voters that Mitt Romney supported an individual health care mandate and the Wall Street bailouts, so Mitt Romney has sought to remind voters that Rick Santorum has been cozy with Big Labor in the past. In his attacks on Santorum, Romney has sounded unequivocally anti-labor, which no doubt has not helped him much in Michigan. Today, though, the former Massachusetts governor displayed a nuanced perspective on labor unions, characterizing himself as pro-union-worker but anti-union-bosses. His first line — “Labor unions play an important role in our society” — might seem to...
  • ACLJ: Sources in Iran - Execution Warrant May Have Been Issued for Christian Pastor

    02/22/2012 4:38:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 2/22/2012 | staff
    The American Center for Law and Justice, focusing on constitutional and international law, said today it has received information that Iran may have issued an execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death because he refused to recant his Christian faith. The ACLJ is working to determine whether Pastor Youcef is still alive. "As of today, we cannot confirm that Pastor Youcef is alive," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ. "The news out of Iran is not encouraging. With Iran now dominating international headlines because of its military actions, it's clear Iran may have decided...
  • Will Democrats Win the Dead Vote?

    02/21/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    CE ^ | February 21, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”How about a corpse that can vote?An outfit called Project Veritas – run by James O’Keefe, who made the videos that brought down ACORN – ran a little experiment in New Hampshire Tuesday and found that without voter ID requirements, dead people were offered a rare opportunity to participate in the political process.Because you see, Mssrs. Obama and Holder, states want voter ID laws not to prevent minorities from voting, but to PREVENT THE DECEASED FROM VOTING.Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an...
  • David M Graber explains environmental justice (What is Environmental Justice? The right virus needs

    02/21/2012 3:35:52 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Audio via Youtube ^ | February 20th, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin talked about this last night. You can hear it right here. This comes from the first hour of his show. In the LA Times, October 22nd, 1989, David M Graber, a research biologist with the National Park Service, wrote the following: Mother Nature as a Hothouse Flower : THE END OF NATURE by Bill McKibben (Paragraph 9)There is no chalk line between man and nature that we have crossed. We contaminated the planet with atmospheric hydrocarbons and metals beginning with the Industrial Revolution. The Atomic Age wrote another indelible signature in radioisotopes on every bit of the Earth's...
  • Feds Jump-Start Health Insurance Co-Ops With Loans

    02/21/2012 5:11:01 PM PST · by mrsmith · 6 replies · 1+ views
    kaiserhealthnews.org ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | Harris Meyer
    Seven organizations will receive a total of $639 million in federal low-interest loans to launch new, consumer-governed health insurance plans in eight states, the federal government announced Tuesday. The new plans, authorized by the 2010 health law, are scheduled to open for business in 2014... The seven loan recipients are Freelancers CO-OP of New Jersey, New Mexico Health Connections, Midwest Members Health in Iowa and Nebraska, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative in Wisconsin, Freelancers CO-OP of Oregon, Montana Health Cooperative, and Freelancers Health Service Corporation in New York. Interest rates will vary between 0 percent and 1 percent... The new plans...
  • Obama: Man of the World (Obama says muslim call to prayer "one of the prettist sounds on earth at su

    02/21/2012 4:31:46 PM PST · by sydneysider · 16 replies
    new york times ^ | march 6, 2007 | nicholas d kristoff
    Obama: Man of the World Washington The conventional wisdom about Barack Obama is that he's smart and charismatic but so inexperienced that we should should feel jittery about him in the Oval Office.
  • Obama Super PAC Leans on Chicago Machine ($50,000 raised ~ Blago, Rezko)

    02/21/2012 1:49:40 PM PST · by Islander7 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | BY: CJ Ciaramella
    The sole major contributor to Obama’s Priorities USA PAC for the month of January is a longtime ally of the president with ties to the Illinois political machine, including convicted fraudster Tony Rezko and disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Priorities USA raised a mere $59,000 in January, according to the Federal Election Commission. Almost all of it came from Obama fundraiser John W. Rogers, who donated $50,000.
  • Was The Georgia Secretary Of State’s Decision “Greased”?

    02/21/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by NJ_Tom · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    ”That thing was greased,” as they say in Chicago, referring to a political phenomenon known as “being handled before table.” Well, bloggers are asking, was it? Word now coming out reveals just two days after Secretary of State Brian Kemp gave Barack Obama the green light to appear on Georgia election ballots,, the Department of Energy awarded Kemp’s state an eye popping $8.3 billion loan guarantee to begin construction on two nuclear plants. In the face of “a shocking dissent by Nuclear Regulatory Commission CHAIRMAN Director Gregory B. Jazcko,” four other commissioners approved awarding Southern Energy the first nuclear construction...
  • Judge accuses police of fabricating story about her and public defender in back seat of car ( Ohio )

    02/21/2012 10:53:48 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    norwalk ^ | Feb 20, 2012
    Akron Municipal Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield is denying a police officer's contention that he found her and a public defender partially clothed in the back seat of a car that smelled of alcohol. Oldfield was not charged during the early morning Feb. 5 encounter in a Copley Township parking lot. The person with her that night, Catherine Loya, an assistant public defender in Akron who appears regularly in Oldfield's court, was cited for physical control after she refused to take an alcohol breath test. Oldfield deferred questions about the incident to her attorney, John Hill. ... On the night...
  • CALIFORNIA: Democrats set to boost state Senate clout

    02/21/2012 8:06:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/21/12 | Dan Walters
    When Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth decided to leave the Legislature rather than run for the state Senate this year, it virtually guaranteed that Democrats will achieve a two-thirds supermajority in the Senate, changing the Capitol's political dynamics. Having already won – via a 2010 ballot measure – the right to pass budgets by simple majority votes, Democrats would gain more power in the Senate over other issues, such as taxes. That would, in turn, isolate Republicans in the Assembly, who are likely to retain more than a third of the lower house's 80 seats this year, and could even gain...
  • A Pulitzer for PJ Media? The Case for Our ‘Every Single One’ Series

    02/21/2012 10:28:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | February 21, 2012 | David Steinberg
    We’ve submitted last year’s blockbuster investigation for an award. Click here to review the entire series. Last year, PJ Media published an eleven-article series titled “Every Single One”, the result of a year-long investigation of — and legal battle with — the Department of Justice. Our correspondents — PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky — discovered the Eric Holder DOJ had used an ideological litmus test when evaluating applicants for employment within the Civil Rights Division. The Civil Service Reform Act, a law dating to President Chester Arthur, prohibits federal hiring based on political...
  • With the Obama White House, History is Repeating Itself

    02/21/2012 9:58:14 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 2012 | Marinka Peschmann
    Once upon a time, the United States of America was one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Today America is a divided country with fading freedom and selective justice. Congress rams legislation into law without reading it. Elected officials, choosing power over principle, act as if they are above the law, with no accountability or consequences for their actions. Good, hardworking, patriotic Americans are penalized and smeared, while the corrupt and incompetent are rewarded. God-fearing people are mocked, while others worship at the false altar of celebrity, money, and politics seeking salvation that never comes. Americans...
  • 'Anonymous' hackers threatens US power grid, official warn

    02/21/2012 9:09:24 AM PST · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Fox News/WSJ ^ | 2/21/12
    The director of the National Security Agency warned that the hacking group Anonymous could have the ability within the next year or two to bring about a limited power outage in the US through a cyber attack. Gen. Keith Alexander, the agency's director, provided his assessment in meetings at the White House and in other private sessions, according to people familiar with the gatherings.
  • Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)

    02/21/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 2-20-12 | Andrew Revkin
    Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst who has been studying aspects of global warming for more than two decades, in recent years became an aggressive critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change. He used blogs, congressional testimony, group letters and other means to make his case. Now, Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing. His summary, just published on his blog at Huffington Post, speaks for itself. SNIP---- The Heartland Institute had already signaled...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • 6 pols recuse from Maxine Waters investigation

    02/20/2012 6:48:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    kabc ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012
    Six of the House Ethics Committee's 10 members removed themselves from the case and were replaced Friday, saying they wanted to erase any questions of bias. Waters, a Democrat, is accused of trying to get federal aid for a minority-owned bank that lists her husband as an investor. She denies any wrongdoing. In addition to five Republicans, democratic Congresswoman Linda Sanchez also dropped out of the investigation, which has been going on for more than two years
  • Gilded Age: First Lady Takes Taxpayer Funded Vacation No. 16

    02/20/2012 2:39:48 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-20-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Gilded Age: First Lady Takes Taxpayer Funded Vacation No. 16 Mac Slavo February 20th, 2012 “No country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law, and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.” Mark Twain The Gilded Age (1874) Life is good when you’re not an average tax-paying, slave-laboring prole in America: Via the Washington Examiner "First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the...
  • Sen. Scott Brown Exposes NOAA’s Illicit $300k Party Boat (Video-misappropriated fishing fines)

    02/20/2012 2:11:33 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-20-12 | Jim Hoft
    COMPLETE TITLE: Senator Scott Brown Exposes NOAA’s Illicit $300,000 Party Boat (Video) ### Last week, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) filed a Freedom of Information Act request for an Inspector General report on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) illicit purchase and use of a $300,000 luxury fishing boat. The request was granted, and Senator Brown spoke from the Senate floor to reveal the numerous abuses detailed in the previously unknown findings of the Inspector General. The following are the Senator Brown‘s remarks as prepared for delivery on the Senate floor: Here’s the transcript: I rise today to inform...
  • President Obama’s CampaignReleases First-Ever‘Truth Team Tip Sheet’

    02/20/2012 11:29:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/12 | Tommy Christopher
    It’s not exactly Detective Comics #27, or a first printing of the Gutenberg Bible (who knew the Police Academy movies were so rich in religious subtext?), but Friday night saw the release of the inaugural Obama For America Truth Team Tip Sheet, a collection of political bullets for supporters to fire at the watercooler, and into the social media stratosphere. Now, I just need to figure out how to get an email into a durable, acid-free plastic sleeve. The “Truth Team,” rolled out earlier this week, is this year’s version of the President’s 2008 campaign “Fight the Smears” site,
  • The Left’s outrageous outrage at a proposal to require ultrasounds before abortion (It's "Rape"?)

    02/20/2012 9:39:24 AM PST · by Qbert · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    The Slate piece that prompted this controversy is a few days old, but the conservative backlash to it is just picking up steam. Thursday, Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick (whose name I’ve always envied!) penned a preposterous attack on a proposed law in Virginia that would require women to have an ultrasound before they would be allowed to have an abortion. Ms. Lithwick is convinced – convinced – that an ultrasound amounts to rape. She writes: Because the great majority of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks, that means most women will be forced to have a transvaginal procedure, in which a...
  • Illegals Squeeze Amnesty, $350,000 out of Taxpayers for Immigration Raid (Blood pressure warning)

    02/20/2012 10:22:43 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies
    New American ^ | 2-20-12 | Cort Kirkwood
    The federal government will pay $350,000 to a group of illegal immigrants and permit them to stay in the country pursuant to a settlement reached in a lawsuit they filed after they were arrested. The immigrants claimed the government violated their constitutional rights when federal agents raided a “Latino” neighborhood in New Haven, Conn., in 2007. Their reward for refusing to obey American laws is the largest settlement ever in a case involving an immigration raid. The leftist legal team is celebrating their success in frustrating the enforcement of immigration law, but the settlement is no surprise given the Obama...
  • Santorum: Global warming is politics, not science (Finally someone to tell it like it is!)

    02/20/2012 9:30:16 AM PST · by tobyhill · 48 replies
    boston globe ^ | 2/20/2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON/ap
    Rick Santorum says President Barack Obama is pushing a radical environmental agenda that unwisely limits energy production and turns its back on science. Santorum told voters in eastern Ohio on Monday that science is on the side of those who want to aggressively produce more oil and natural gas in America. He said the notion of global warming is not climate science but "political science."
  • The digital wizards behind Obama's tech-heavy re-election strategy (Facebook Data Mining)

    02/20/2012 10:08:30 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 14 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/17/obama-campaign-digital-team ^ | Friday 17 February | Ed Pilkington in New York
    The names behind a crack team of some of America's top data wonks building a digital campaign from bottom up
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • BOB JANJUAH: 'Markets Are So Rigged By Policymakers That I Have No Meaningful Insights To Offer'

    02/20/2012 7:42:28 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-20-2012 | Gus Lubin
    BOB JANJUAH: 'Markets Are So Rigged By Policymakers That I Have No Meaningful Insights To Offer' Gus LubinFebuary 20, 2012 Nomura's Bob Janjuah describes his frustration with today's market in a note, posted at Zerohedge. The notorious bear says we're in a bubble, but the markets are too manipulated to make sense. His only recommendations are gold, non-financial high quality corporate credit and blue-chip big cap non-financial global equities. Bob's World: Monetary Anarchy Since my last note from early January I have spent the last few weeks assessing data and price action, as well as spending a lot of time...
  • Surprise! Planned Parenthood CEO Top Advisor on Contraception Mandate

    02/19/2012 11:57:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Guess who was a key player in pushing through the birth control mandate in ObamaCare? Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards. According to reports, not only did Obama listen to Richards, but took her word over the suggestions his top advisers, including Vice President Joe Biden, then Chief of Staff Bill Daley and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. According th ABC's Jake Tapper, there was an internal debate about the contraception mandate at the White House.  The debate within the White House on this issue was, sources say, heated, and President Obama was legitimately torn. Panetta wasn’t alone in...
  • RECALL ALERT: Judge denies Gov. Walker time to verify signatures (Action Alert!)

    02/19/2012 11:01:13 AM PST · by Syncro · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | February 19, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Loyal Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker, . You are not going to believe this one! . A Democratic appointed judge that was supported by AFL-CIO South Federation of Labor and the Madison Teachers Union has denied Gov. Scott Walker the time to verify the recall petitions submitted by the unions and liberal left that are trying to oust him. He essentially ruled that the Recall was inevitable and that we should not waste time actually verifying signatures. . . .. . We have been telling you that we are worried that this will not be a fair fight...