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  • The Occupy Movement Is Launching A Money Cooperative (aka a Bank)

    07/25/2013 6:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2013 | Laura Shin
    In an ironic twist, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which, two years ago, galvanized resentment against Wall Street and gave birth to the phrase “the 99%,” has given birth to something new: a financial institution. Or, as they call it — the Occupy Money Cooperative. “We launched [the Occupy Money Cooperative] because we felt that the way the for-profit banking industry operates in the U.S., it intrinsically exposes the U.S. economy to risk and makes us vulnerable to the consequences but, above all, fails many millions of Americans who don’t have bank accounts and are denied banking services,” founder and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION Thursday 7/25/13

    07/25/2013 6:00:06 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 17 replies
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  • Obama: “Ho Chi Mihn was Inspired by the United States Constitution”

    07/25/2013 5:09:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 69 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ho Chi Minh was a Communist terrorist. President Truong Tan Sang, whom Obama is trying to win over, is a leading Communist. “We both reaffirmed the efforts that have been made to deal with war legacy issues. We very much appreciate Vietnam’s continued cooperation as we try to recover our Missing in Action and those that were lost during the course of the war. And I reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to work with Vietnam around some of the environmental and health issues that have continued, decades later, because of the war,” Obama said. How nice. “Finally, we agreed that...
  • Zimmerman, Alinsky and Obama

    07/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    When Barack Obama ran for the presidency five years ago, pundits on both the left and right reassured the country that the election of America’s “first black president” promised to issue forth a new era of interracial harmony. Some of us, however, knew all too well that this was the kind of stuff that only fools and liars could peddle. In fact, we predicted that, far from inaugurating a “Post-Racial” America, cries of “racism” were sure to increase if Obama seized the White House. Unfortunately, in retrospect, we appear to have been prescient. We knew, first of all, that there...
  • Congrats, Obama: the family rescued by George Zimmerman are scared for their lives

    07/25/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | July 24, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    But don’t worry of them, Mr. President. They only look like they could be related to you on your mother’s side. Daily Mail: The family rescued by George Zimmerman after a rollover crash in Florida are terrified they will become targets for hate mobs who have made death threats to the neighborhood vigilante. Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle told friends they do not want to talk publicly about Zimmerman for fear they will be accused of portraying him as a hero – and face a backlash from those who consider he got away with murder. ‘They are very grateful to...
  • Buono picks running mate in battle against Christie, sources say

    07/25/2013 4:19:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | July 25, 2013
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono will tap Milly Silva, a Hispanic female labor union leader, as her running mate next week, sources say. Silva, vice president of SEIU 1199, which represents 7,000 nursing home workers in 74 facilities, will be be Buono's pick for lieutenant governor, according to three sources familiar with the decision who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss internal deliberations. The announcement is expected to come on Monday.
  • Anti-Hillary Clinton group releases chilling first video

    07/25/2013 2:23:44 PM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 46 replies
    Libert First News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Liberty News Staff
    A 49 second video briefly running through some of the scandals that surround Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • The Mark Levin Show, Thursday, July 25th, 2013, 6-9pm EST

    07/25/2013 3:32:43 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 71 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 7/25/2013 | Mark R Levin
    Subbing late for Biggirl & Fudd Fan...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Weiner's brother Jason 'tried to silence Anthony's sexting partner...

    07/25/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2013 | Rosie Taylor, David Martosko In Washington and Meghan Keneally
    Anthony Weiner’s brother Jason intervened in an effort to silence Sydney Leathers which left her ‘scared and shaken,’ MailOnline can reveal. Weiner’s brother acted as his ‘wingman’ in a damage control exercise that backfired spectacularly sparking the scandal now engulfing the mayoral candidate. This new revelation comes on the same day that the current New York City mayoral candidate has admitted that he had virtual relationships with three women since he resigned from Congress in 2011, and up to seven others before that. Ms Leathers, who reportedly wants to sell her story for $100,000, gave an interview to Inside Edition...

    07/25/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 59 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7-25-2013 | Christopher White
    July 25, 2013 COLLEGE REPUBLICANS DEEMED SECURITY THREAT, REFUSED ENTRANCE TO OBAMA’S CAMPUS SPEECH Christopher White WARRENSBURG – Ten College Republicans were dubbed a security threat and refused admittance to President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Central Missouri on Wednesday. Despite the fact that the students had tickets to the event, security personnel turned them away at the door to the recreation center where Obama gave a speech on economic policy, telling the group it wasn’t about their politics but the president’s safety, State Treasurer of the College Republicans Courtney Scott told The College Fix. The students, some...
  • Sheila Jackson-Lee Pushes Bill To Punish “Stand Your Ground” States, Reward “Duty To Retreat” States

    07/25/2013 3:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 25, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-olt) filing a bill to legislate mandatory cowardness by cutting federal funding to any state supporting a “Stand Your Ground” law and to increase or maintain funding to states that implement a “runaway and show weakness” law—or as Sheila Jackson Lee calls it—”Duty to Retreat” law.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Lee also wants to regulate any individuals who dare to take on the individual responsibility of participating in a neighborhood watch program. Guess the Black Panthers would become the guards in Sheila Jackson Lee’s vision of America. Here’s an inconvenient truth for Liberals like Sheila Jackson Lee—blacks benefit the most (more...
  • Green Party holding national convention in Iowa City today

    07/25/2013 2:57:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 25 July 2013 | James Q Lynch
    There will be fewer of them and they’re not likely to attract the media attention their major political party counterparts get, but Holly Hart believes the national convention of the Green Party will be groundbreaking in its own way.“I don’t think any major party has had a national convention in Iowa. So we’re the first,” the secretary of the Iowa Green Party said Wednesday.The Green Party of the United States convention will get underway July 25 at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. The schedule will include workshops on running for public office and racial equality, a peace vigil and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Benghazi hero fought alongside fallen SEALs, still recovering at Walter Reed

    07/25/2013 2:46:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/2013 | Catherine Herridge
    One of the most severely wounded survivors of the Benghazi terror attack, Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, risked his life to help save his fellow Americans, and is still being treated at Walter Reed medical center to this day, Fox News has learned. Fox News is the first news organization to make direct contact with Ubben -- who has had multiple surgeries at Walter Reed to save his right leg, which was badly wounded in the Sept. 11 attack. Fox News has also learned new details about Ubben's heroic actions on the night of the attack, including fighting alongside the...
  • PA County issues same-sex marriage license

    07/25/2013 2:20:44 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/24/2013 | USA Today
    Five same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia county defying a state ban on such unions, but the governor's spokesman said the local officials lack the power to suspend state law. Alicia Terrizzi and Loreen Bloodgood, of Pottstown, were the only couple to marry right away, exchanging vows in a park before a minister and their two young sons. "We're not setting out to be pioneers. We don't think our family is any different than anybody else," said Terrizzi, a 45-year-old teacher. "We've been waiting a long time for this." The licenses issued Wednesday in Montgomery County...
  • Does Huma Deserve Sympathy or Scorn?

    07/25/2013 2:10:39 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/25/2013 | John Johnson,
    (Newser) – The new Anthony Weiner revelations have put wife Huma Abedin back in the public eye, even more so this time because she chose to defend him publicly. A sample of the reaction: No sympathy: "Clearly, there is something very wrong with Abedin—whether it’s simply that she shares her husband’s vaulting ambition or that she has a pathological need to be publicly humiliated, something’s up," writes Maureen Callahan at the New York Post. Abedin played along with Weiner's I'm-a-changed-man interviews knowing it wasn't true. She "was happy to lie to a public that had been nothing but sympathetic toward...
  • The IRS Mafia: Hush Money and Politics...IRS targeting of Christine O’Donnell “not an aberration.”

    07/25/2013 2:10:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7.25.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Ex-IRS Employee: IRS targeting of Christine O’Donnell “not an aberration.” It wasn’t an accident. And the IRS has used hush money. A former IRS employee — that would be IRS employee-turned-whistle blower Stanley Welli — tells The American Spectator that the IRS targeting of Delaware Republican U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, a Tea Party favorite, was neither “isolated” nor “an aberration.” O’Donnell was recently notified by the IRS that the agency had “received information that your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual…” --snip-- The episode launched Welli on an endless...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Issues Major Gay Marriage Warning for Pastors and Christians, Alike

    07/25/2013 12:52:51 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 23, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Supporters of traditional marriage often fear the free speech ramifications that could emerge as as result of increasing support for gay marriage in the United States. But are these worries really legitimate? In an interview with CBN’s David Brody, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican, joined in this chorus, warning that the push in favor of same-sex unions could, indeed, put First Amendment protections at risk. “If you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced,” he said of hate speech regulations that are in place...
  • Inside the Beltway: Sarah Palin courts the farm vote

    07/25/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2013 | Jennifer Harper
    One can’t get much more grass roots than this: Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker Thursday at an agricultural “field day” near Baltic, S.D. — population 1,090 — situated on the scenic banks of the Big Sioux River in the eastern corner of the state. The former vice presidential candidate/potential U.S. Senate hopeful is going no-frills, however, journeying to the heartland accompanied by her youngest daughter. “It’s an honor to get to travel with my entourage, er, that would be Piper, to be with those who are feeding the nation,” Mrs. Palin said in a Facebook post about the one-day...
  • AFL-CIO: ‘Racism remains deeply rooted in American society’(no justice for Trayvon alert)

    07/25/2013 11:44:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2013 | Caroline May
    The AFL-CIO Executive Council passed a statement on racism and equality in response to the death of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Thursday. Their statement, “A Call for Social and Economic Justice for Communities of Color” focused on the death of Martin and the “the sense of unrealized justice it left behind.” “Trayvon’s death — and the subsequent trial — have reopened the deep and unresolved wound of racism in our country,” the statement reads. “Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we have made tremendous progress, but we still have a long way to...
  • Tweet of Clay (revisited) [Mark Steyn]

    07/25/2013 11:25:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Further to Charlotte’s post, in the age-old tradition, the nation’s “feminists” are singing “Stand By Your Dem.” Tamara Holder: Public service has nothing to do with bedroom service. 98.4367% of men cheat. I do know a few good men who don’t. Leave #Weiner alone. — Tamara Holder (@tamaraholder) July 23, 2013 Maybe Tamara’s angling for a spot on the ticket: Weiner-Holder ’16!...
  • Ohio gun group raises $12K for George Zimmerman

    07/25/2013 10:56:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/25/2013 | WFTV
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio firearms group has raised more than $12,000 to buy guns or a security system for George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was recently acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida. Ken Hanson of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation says the group sent Zimmerman a check for $12,150.37 Tuesday. He says the fundraising effort was launched because the group believes Zimmerman's gun rights are being violated.
  • Fight Liberal Word Games - Don’t let them get away with defining, and redefining, the debate.

    07/25/2013 10:41:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 25, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    In her book Statecraft, the late, great British prime minister Margaret Thatcher wrote: “Socialists have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited.” The Iron Lady was absolutely right, yet again. America’s Democratic Left craftily swaps the words associated with its policies. As public opinion or the facts start to escape them, presto! Their speeches, articles, and TV appearances employ new language. Leftists leave inconvenient lingo behind, like a snake’s abandoned skin languishing between desert rocks. Inexplicably, though, the Republican Right usually adopts the Left’s new...
  • Stand Your Ground Is Not New - It is based on an old and valuable principle.

    07/25/2013 10:02:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 25, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In our discussions of the Stand Your Ground principle, bogeymen and shadows predominate. We hear much of the National Rifle Association, of the conservative nonprofit “ALEC,” of “the South,” and, particularly ludicrously, of “white supremacy.” Disinformation and hyperbole, too, are rife. To take the more extravagant of the rule’s critics at face value would be to conclude that permissive self-defense regimes are recent inventions — a hijacking of the justice system by would-be vigilantes and their enablers. But all of this is rather silly. In truth, the Stand Your Ground principle, which holds only that one may fight back...
  • Freedom Party--What Would it Look like?

    07/25/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 49 replies
    There has been talk about having a new party, some have called it the Freedom Party. If there were to be a Freedom Party what would be the party platforms? Here are some thoughts that I have and I would welcome your suggestions. 1) Based on the Constitution 2) Government that serves not rules people 3) Restoring power to the individual citizen, towns and states 4)Respect for life from conception to natural death 5) Respects moral institutions based on the Ten Commandments 6) Respect for the hard earned money of the tax payers 7) Protecting self defense and 2nd Ammendment...
  • Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

    07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 203 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams
    July 25, 2013 Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity J. Christian Adams Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the...
  • The case of ‘zombie’ voters in South Carolina [Fact Checker]

    07/25/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/25/2013 | Glenn Kessler
    The case of ‘zombie’ voters in South Carolina Take a look at the rather definitive statements made by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, such as “we know for a fact that there are deceased people whose identities are being used in elections in South Carolina.” This was a rather shocking claim, which stemmed from allegations made by Kevin Schwedo, executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. (“Well over 900 individuals appear to have voted after they died.”) One state lawmaker famously declared: “We must have certainty in South Carolina that zombies aren’t voting.” <snip>It turns out...
  • The Huma Craze

    07/25/2013 7:58:01 AM PDT · by National Review · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | July 25, 2013 | National Review
    Media personalities have gushed about her for standing by her sleazy husband. By Kay Hymowitz After Tuesday’s revelation about his post-resignation sexting and the ensuing press conference to deny its newsworthiness, it seems unlikely that Anthony Weiner could win anything — the mayoralty, a seat on his co-op board, or even the New Jersey Powerball. The same cannot be said for his wife. Huma has won the hearts of many in the commentariat, not least Tina Brown, who tweeted Wednesday: “I say Huma for mayor. She has all the qualities he doesn’t.”
  • Justice Department to challenge states’ voting rights laws

    07/25/2013 7:48:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2013 | Sari Horwitz
    In the coming weeks, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is expected to announce that the Justice Department is using other sections of the Voting Rights Act to bring lawsuits or take other legal action to prevent states from implementing certain laws, including requirements to present certain kinds of identification in order to vote. The department is also expected to try to force certain states to get approval, or “pre-clearance,” before they can change their election laws.
  • Schadenfreude, Michigan and Mitt's Big Campaign Fumble

    07/25/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-25-2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    In all honesty, I am having a hard time not feeling a touch of schadenfreude as the abject disaster of the once great city of Detroit becomes obvious. I'm not defending that response -- and I do have other emotions as well -- I'm just being honest. You probably feel it too. After all, we both know that people in the Motor City, and the state of Michigan in fact, have brought this doom on themselves with their very liberal ballot habits of the past 60 years. Conservatives have warned them about it for at least several decades, to no...
  • Alan Keyes Says That Officials of the Obama Administration Are "Insane Children".

    07/25/2013 7:15:45 AM PDT · by pinochet · 18 replies
    Given that the Trayvon Martin verdict has been used by demagogues to divide America, we need to remind ourselves that Black Americans are among the greatest American patriots. I refer you to this brief 4 minute video by Alan Keyes, where he speaks with great passion in defense of the economic future of the American people: According to Keyes, the Obama administration is being managed by "insane children". He talks about a budget deficit of 2 trillion dollars, which was eliminated by the printing of paper money, instead of real wealth. Keyes warns America with great emotion, that the...
  • Pennsylvania police chief under fire after posting pro-gun YouTube rants

    07/25/2013 7:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 24 July,2013 | NA
    The chief of police in a small Pennsylvania town is coming under fire for a handful of strongly-worded diatribes he’s uploaded to the Internet — so much so that his pro-gun YouTube rants might get him removed from the job. Gilberton Borough, PA Police Chief Mark Kessler is opposed to gun control and isn’t too reserved about making that clear. In addition to being the top cop in the small town of around 900, he leads a homegrown militia called Chief Kessler's Constitution Security Force, initiated the local nullification of national gun laws and regularly weighs in on Second Amendment...
  • Campaign Slogans for Weiner, Spitzer (Vanity)

    07/25/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 45 replies
    July 25, 2013 | me
    Let's help these two misunderstood candidates with some new campaign slogans. I'll start it off: Prostitute Free since 2008: ELIOT SPITZER He has earned your trust! Not just a politician - CARLOS DANGER He has the whole Package.
  • China unveils fresh measures to boost growth

    07/25/2013 6:43:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 25, 2013
    China has unveiled a series of moves aimed at boosting growth, indicating that policymakers are concerned about the slowdown in its economy. The steps include tax breaks for small businesses, reduced fees for exporters and opening up of railway construction. Beijing said it would suspend value-added tax (VAT) and turnover tax for small businesses with monthly sales of less than 20,000 yuan ($3,257; Ł2,125), starting from 1 August. Policymakers said they would also implement measures to simplify customs clearance procedures, cut operational fees and facilitate the exports of small and medium-sized private enterprises. It said it would set up a...
  • Obama to warn Republicans on budget tactics

    07/25/2013 6:05:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2013 | By Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama will use the backdrop of a busy commercial port in Florida to warn congressional Republicans on Thursday that using the threat of government shutdown or debt default puts a fragile economic recovery in jeopardy. Obama has said repeatedly that his primary focus is to restore economic stability to a middle class that is still wobbly after the deep recession of 2007-2009. That aim has been sidetracked since his re-election last November by his efforts to pass gun control and immigration legislation. It has also been overshadowed by controversies that have kept the administration on the defensive, such...
  • Unbowed, foes of spying program vow to fight on

    07/25/2013 5:59:26 AM PDT · by Phlap · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 07/25/2013 | DONNA CASSATA
    Opponents of the National Security Agency's collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to the massive surveillance program after a narrow defeat in the House. Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 Wednesday to spare the NSA program. Unbowed, the libertarian-leaning conservatives, tea partyers and liberal Democrats who led the fight said they will try to undo a program they called an unconstitutional intrusion on civil liberties.
  • Obama to push for more infrastructure spending in speech (Today in FL)

    07/25/2013 4:26:01 AM PDT · by onyx · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | -07/25/13 06:00 AM ET | By Justin Sink
    President Obama will push for new infrastructure projects and investments as he hits the road again Thursday, traveling this time to Jacksonville, Fla., for his third consecutive speech on the economy. The event at the city's port comes fresh on the heels of the president's much-hyped economic address Wednesday in Illinois, where he claimed credit for the economic recovery and argued that his progressive economic policies would benefit the middle class. He also challenged congressional Republicans, daring them to propose alternative solutions to aid in the recovery and accusing them of obsessing over "phony scandals" for short-term political gain. Obama...
  • McCain, McConnell heading for spell of rocky relations

    07/25/2013 4:11:39 AM PDT · by onyx · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/13 05:00 AM ET | By Alexander Bolton
    The relationship between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is going to be awkward in the coming months.McConnell finds himself increasingly constrained by both his new primary challenger and McCain’s expanded deal-making role with Democrats.  Republican senators told The Hill on Wednesday that McConnell is in danger of looking weak if McCain again seizes the leadership reins as he did to broker a deal to avert the “nuclear option” on President Obama’s executive nominees. McCain is interested in being a major player in the talks later this year when Congress must pass legislation to continue government...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - July 25, 2013

    07/25/2013 2:49:06 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Frostburg, MD) (Ashland, OH) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD) WOBX - Outer banks NC WVTT 96.7 - Olean, NY And now on 244 XM (until August 31, 2013)
  • Losing faith in government

    07/25/2013 1:18:59 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 25. 2013/ 18 Menachem-Av, 5773 | Cal Thomas
    According to a USA Today/Bipartisan Policy Center poll, "Americans by more than 2-1 say the best way to make positive changes in society is through volunteer organizations and charities, not by being active in government." Even better news: People under 30 are especially put off by politics and are "significantly less likely than their parents to say participating in politics is an important value in their lives." Why is this good news? There are at least two reasons. One is that the less faith people have in government, the more they are likely to have in themselves. The second is...
  • Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior may have underlying issues (No, really? REALLY?!?)

    07/24/2013 10:06:16 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/24/2013 | Lena H. Sun and Meeri Kim
    The lewd behavior that New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner engaged in suggests he is struggling with more than bad behavior and could be dealing with a variety of issues driving his problematic sexual behavior, experts said. But doctors, clinical psychologists and sex therapists differ on the role of biology, as well as issues such as anxiety, depression and insecurity. Fred Berlin, director of the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said many of his patients exhibit behavior similar to Weiner’s, although he and other experts cautioned that they could not speak to the former congressman’s specific situation....
  • Concerns raised about voter eligibility (NH Voter Fraud)

    07/24/2013 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Aglooka · 29 replies
    WMUR ^ | 07/23/2013 | WMUR
    State Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-District 21, has eight people registered to vote under her single-family address in Portsmouth. Several of them came to New Hampshire to work on campaigns for various periods of time and voted in elections before moving on. When asked about the legitimacy of their domicile status, Clark said: "By and large, the young people who stayed with me were committed to New Hampshire, but given their age, whether they intended to stay is impossible to predict."
  • Donny Deutsch asks his guests: "Am I racist?"

    07/24/2013 9:49:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN's Piers Morgan Live ^ | July 25, 2013 | Jason Kurtz
    Ten days since the six female jurors rendered a "not guilty" verdict in the highly divisive George Zimmerman trial, the topic of race remains as polarizing as any in America. With a live studio audience hanging on every word, this evening guest host Donny Deutsch asked a very provocative question: "Am I racist?" Filling in for Piers Morgan, the television personality and "Today" show contributor had begun his inquiry by admitting that if he were to see a young, African-American male in a hoodie walking down his street, he would pause. Deutsch noted that such an occurrence would be out...
  • Rangel to Fox: Zimmerman Verdict Could Be Invitation to Shoot Blacks

    07/24/2013 9:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., told a Fox News reporter that the George Zimmerman acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin could be an invitation for white people to shoot young black men. Rangel was caught leaving his congressional office by Jesse Waters, who does segments for Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" after host Bill O'Reilly said Rangel had refused multiple invitations to appear on the show. The interview was recorded Tuesday and aired Wednesday on O'Reilly's show. Waters challenged Rangel on comments he made on MSNBC, where he suggested that if police had found a black Zimmerman they might...
  • Coons denies knowledge of or involvement with O’Donnell tax breach

    07/24/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-24-2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    July 24, 2013 Coons denies knowledge of or involvement with O’Donnell tax breach Ben Wolfgang As unanswered questions swirl around Christine O'Donnell and the breach of her personal tax records, the other key figure in Delaware’s 2010 U.S. Senate race said neither he nor his campaign had anything to do with it. Democratic Sen. Christopher A. Coons, who handily defeated Ms. O'Donnell three years ago in the contest to fill Vice President Joseph R. Biden's Senate seat, says he hasn’t been contacted by congressional investigators or the Treasury Department watchdog responsible for looking into the improper use of Americans’ private...
  • Menendez: 'Conference' Will Get Amnesty Past House GOP

    07/24/2013 8:26:03 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 28 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight,” told liberal activists at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Wednesday how the Democrats plans to enact amnesty for the 11 million illegal immigrants: Get the House to pass whatever immigration bills it likes, then go to “conference” with the Senate bill. Excerpt only.
  • As a state senator, Obama co-sponsored bill to strengthen Illinois’ ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

    President Barack Obama has flipped-flopped once more, this time on states’ “Stand Your Ground” laws despite voicing his support for them as a state senator in Illinois. Obama spoke out against “Stand Your Ground” while giving an impromptu speech on George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict before the White House press briefing Friday. “Along the same lines, I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if it — if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in...
  • America’s Detroit Future - Obama’s politics and policies promise nothing less.

    07/24/2013 6:48:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7.24.13 | PETER FERRARA
    In the 1950s, Detroit was the fourth largest city in America, with a population of nearly 2 million. It was also a middle class paradise, with the highest median family income of all major cities in the entire country. The last Republican mayor of Detroit was elected in the 1950s. Then the 1960s happened, and Detroit became a socialist one party state. And you know what that one party was. Over the next half century, city politics in Detroit was a battle between Left and Lefter, or socialism versus communism. Let’s face reality and speak the truth. We see there...
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic pack for 2016, Would Beat Chris Christie Head-to-Head (47-41%)

    07/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13:52 EST, 24 July 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The next presidential election is more than three years away, but early polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic pack by a landslide margin, with a whopping 63 per cent of Democrats telling pollsters that they would vote for the former first lady and Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 13 per cent support - barely one-fifth of Clinton's showing. The GOP field is anyone's game, however, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie only garnering 15 per cent support among Republicans to narrowly lead the pack. He's followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Florida...
  • (Vanity) Obama carried 97.5% of the Detroit vote in 2012.

  • Woman In Middle Of New Sexting Scandal With Anthony Weiner: ‘We Were In Love’

    07/24/2013 6:08:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 @ 13:30PM
    Anthony Weiner has been caught sending naked pictures and dirty text messages again and has apologized profusely to his wife but has exclusively learned that the woman he was most recently inappropriately behaving with says they were “in love” during their months long romance. The 23-year old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke exclusively with via Nik Richie who broke the story by publishing the pictures and racy messages. “We were in love,” she said about the relationship that started in 2012, a year after Weiner resigned from his congressional office, sought treatment, and repaired his marriage...