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  • Why Yemen has come undone.

    03/28/2015 2:48:05 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/26/2015 | Jack A. Goldstone
    ... From the center of the article ... "Yemen does have value as a lesson -- this is what happens when you ignore the basic foundations of social stability. These include legitimate leadership with stable succession plans; a united elite; institutions to bridge regional and ethnic divisions and assure fairness in political and economic access and a functioning economy with capabilities for providing employment and growth."
  • Cheers Star Blasts Liberal Elites: 'You Don't Want an Ivy Leaguer' in a Disaster

    02/23/2015 9:09:51 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/23/15 | Scott Whitlock
    Your World anchor Neil Cavuto referenced Scott Walker and noted, "He didn't finish college. So, he doesn't have that prestigious degree. He could be up against an Ivy Leaguer like Hillary Clinton." Ratzenberger zinged, "You know Ivy Leaguers and I know Ivy Leaguers. And I tell you, those are not the people whose houses you rush to after an earthquake." The actor mocked, "It's not like, 'he's got an MBA from Harvard. He'll know what to do!'" - See more at:
  • Zimbabwe’s First Lady seeks to control more land

    01/22/2015 3:05:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 3:09 AM EST | Farai Mutsaka
    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe’s land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, destroyed dozens of thatch dwellings on a farm that she wants to control. The First Lady, who has another farm in the area, said last year that she wanted to turn this farm into a wildlife conservancy that could raise money for an orphanage. A new twist on the long struggle over land in...
  • London police: we believe claims of ‘VIP’ child sex abuse and murder

    12/20/2014 8:29:06 AM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 32 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12-14-14 | vikram dodd
    Scotland Yard officers have said they believe allegations that a ring of prominent politicians and members of the establishment abused and terrorised children as young as seven more than 30 years ago and went on to kill three young boys. Detectives appealed for victims and witnesses to come forward and identified a flat in Dolphin Square, London, near the Houses of Parliament, as a scene of some of the alleged abuse, as well as military premises and other locations across London and the home counties. So far one victim, known by the pseudonym Nick, has come forward to tell of...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • But They All Vote Democratic ... Strange & Disgusting Fashions Worn In Public.

    10/05/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 29 replies
    Pulptastic Site ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | RACookPE1978
    Just a link. Yes, the images are "Safe for Work" .. Just not recommended for viewing after a meal.
  • Anger at the Facebook fortress: Neighbors hit out at Zuckerberg's $10million noisy mansion..

    09/23/2014 7:27:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Neighbours surrounding Mark Zuckerberg's $10million home in San Francisco say construction work is causing constant disruptions, taking up parking spaces and causing huge amounts of noise. The six-bedroom luxury house in Dolores Park is one of four properties the billionaire Facebook founder has reportedly bought in the area near his Silicon Valley office. Building work on the 1920s property the 30-year-old purchased with his wife Priscilla Chan has been going on for nearly 17 months - sparking a series of complaints from nearby residents.
  • CNN, HuffPo, Reuters Contributors, Reporters Part of Leftwing Network

    08/06/2014 9:39:44 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 24 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 5, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group. The group’s existence was discovered by Media Trackers through an open records request filed with...
  • Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging

    05/05/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/2/2014 | Carl Zimmerman
    Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. “I am extremely excited,” said Rudolph Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved in the research. “These findings could be a game changer.” The research builds on centuries of speculation that the blood of young people contains substances that might rejuvenate older adults. In the 1950s, Clive...
  • Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%

    04/11/2014 7:59:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    Enrollment at American colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more cutthroat and anxiety-inducing than ever. In the just-completed admissions season, Stanford University accepted only 5 percent of applicants, a new low among the most prestigious schools, with the odds nearly as bad at its elite rivals. Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are, inevitably, rejecting a vast majority, including legions of students they once would have accepted. Admissions directors at these institutions say that most of the students they turn down are such strong candidates that many are indistinguishable from those...
  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert — which argued that these Ivy League college girls “would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you” — went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • US Senate Candidate Alleges Email Hacking, Delegate Cheating In Contentious GOP Primary

    02/28/2014 12:32:05 PM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Santa Fe Reporter ^ | 02.27.2014 | Joey Peters
    A Republican candidate for US Senate recently launched a website alleging that his primary election opponent cheated delegates and hacked into his campaign email account.David Clements (pictured above) says his allegations about Allen Weh stem from documents, pictures and purported eyewitness accounts of the Bernalillo County Republican Party pre-primary convention that occurred earlier this month. "In order for the party to be unified in defeating [sitting Democratic Sen.] Tom Udall, we are releasing all documents pertaining to the events of February 5th, with an understanding of how those events took place and how people have been pressured to change their...
  • Lindsey Williams: What is Coming Down for America

    12/07/2013 6:15:20 AM PST · by Jess Kitting · 8 replies ^ | Oct. 24, 2013 | Lindsey Williams
    Lindsey Williams is a Christian pastor who has connections to the elite. He has inside information on the New World Order, tyranny, and the future plans the elite have for America. In this radio segment, Pastor Williams makes predictions based on what he has been told by his elite friends. Quotes from the radio program (with cued times from the audio): 13:28 "This (Obamacare) is NOT a health care bill. . . He had read it. He knew everything that was in it. . . This was the final straw in the total control of the people of the United...
  • Duck Dynasty baffles New York

    12/05/2013 6:43:38 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/5/2013 | Humberto Fontova
    Back in August, one of Manhattan’s swankiest and most celebrity-friendly hotels (Trump International) mistook one of America’s biggest celebrities (Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson) for a wino and shooed him from their lobby. The following day, in a story on the huge popularity of TV show Duck Dynasty, one of Manhattan’s most media-obsessed publications (The New York Post) wrote that a product (Duck Commander duck calls) featured on America’s most-watched TV cable show consists of a “whistle” used by duck hunters to “roust the feathered birds out of their hiding places.” “Their hiding places.” Got that? But, a duck that’s flying...
  • Winners and Losers

    11/26/2013 3:01:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 25, 2013 | Andrew Stuttaford
    Writing for the Weekly Standard, Charlotte Allen goes to Silicon…Chasm. First she visits the enclaves of the super-rich, and then the “middle”: Berkey himself doesn’t live in Atherton. He can’t afford to. He’s a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and his wife, Eleanor Lacey, is general counsel at SurveyMonkey, which occupies Facebook’s old startup quarters in downtown Palo Alto. That makes them part of what is known as the “middle class” of Silicon Valley: two-career couples with family incomes in the low-to-mid six-figure-range. They and their two daughters live in neighboring Menlo Park, in what is essentially a modest...
  • Mark Levin to the ruling elite: We’re going to crush you…

    10/17/2013 8:07:32 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 45 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-17-2013 | Mark Levin
    I was going to break this down into clips, but honestly it really goes well together. Levin starts putting the lecturer-in-chief in his place, then moves on to those who say we need to get back to governing and puts them in their place. Then he talks about Steven Lonegan, a principled conservative that got no backing from the RNC or the Washington elite and then transitioned to the Tea Party, who we are and what we are about. Then he pulls it altogether and tells the ruling elite, whether it be Obama, Pelosi, Reid, or Boehner and McConnell, that...

    09/24/2013 9:57:54 AM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies
    TPPN ^ | 09.23.13 | Todd Cefaratti
    With our civil liberties continually under threat from this Administration, I offer to the American people a good news/bad news combo that is sure to serve as a bittersweet victory for those who have opposed the IRS’ campaign of harassment against political dissidents. Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS official who was in charge of overseeing the tax exempt division of the IRS that has been routinely targeting and harassing conservative and Tea Party groups for years, has retired. Good riddance….However, the sound of the other shoe dropping is heard as Lerner can now look forward to over $50,000 in annual...
  • The Hypocrisy Of Congress´s Gold-Plated Health Care

    09/24/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 23, 2013 | William Bennett & Christopher
    As close observers of history and human nature, James Madison and the other Founders of the U.S. Constitution knew that the equal and unbiased application of the law to all people, especially elected officials, is essential to freedom and justice and one of the primary safeguards from authoritarianism and oppression by a ruling class. And so, referring to the members of Congress, James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 57: "[T]hey can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society." Today, elected officials need...
  • Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill [Special Law for the 1% Passes in California]

    08/14/2013 5:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8/13/13
    Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that they say would help them better protect their children from the paparazzi that follow them daily. The stars testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding SB606, which would impose tougher penalties on photographers who harass celebrities and their children. It was Berry's second state Capitol appearance on the measure. The Academy Award-winning actress, who is pregnant, told lawmakers the constant presence of photographers yelling and snapping pictures has made her daughter scared to go to school.
  • The Power Elite Seek Total Control

    08/07/2013 11:20:50 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 16 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 8/7/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    A person needs to understand how “Power” is distributed among the levels of the Triad. First level is the power elite who draw its members from three areas: the highest political leaders including the president and a handful of key cabinet members and close advisers; major corporate owners and directors; and high-ranking military officers. The Second or middle level (the Congress, the courts, the states), who implement corrupt policies and trample liberties, and the Third level are the masses (sheeple), you and I that get NOTHING. Most of the participants in the middle level are actually motivated by rather selfish...
  • Unraveling the world's secret societies

    07/18/2013 7:23:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 95 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/2013 | Devy Kidd
    Nothing in politics happens by accident, so the saying goes and is absolutely true. Our constitutional republic has been under attack for more than a century by individuals who desire to rule the world. You and I are merely underlings who provide massive power and riches to them through the ballot box and our consumer dollars. Unraveling all the organizations that yank the strings of American politics can be daunting. In 2005, I penned two important pieces for WND: “The treasonous Council on Foreign Relations” and “The treasonous Trilateral Commission.” Nothing has changed. Those two organizations are not some harmless...
  • Bilderberg Group? No conspiracy, just the most influential group in the world

    06/06/2013 8:23:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/6/2013 | Matthew Holehouse
    No such encounters will take place in Watford this week, as the Bilderberg, the annual conference for 140 of the world’s most powerful, meet for four days at The Grove, a £300-a-night golf hotel close to the M25. The entire hotel has been booked out, and a high fence erected around the exclusion zone. Armed checkpoints have been set up on local roads, and locals must show their passports to enter their own driveways. The Home Office may foot the bill. A US news site dedicated to uncovering conspiracies had booked a room for last week but were told by...
  • Liberal Hate For An 'Elite White Boy Solution' To Gangs?

    05/31/2013 3:34:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    Allen West takes on Dem Rep. Bobby Rush ripping Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for a mass arrest of gang members in Chicago.
  • Schumer, McCain say gun control bills will return [ Must keep Economic news off page 1 ]

    04/25/2013 10:46:19 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 51 replies ^ | April 25 2013
    The Senate will try again to pass recently defeated gun control legislation, and will be aided by increasing activism from previously neutral voters, Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted today at a press conference. “I think we will bring the bill back before the end of the year… lots of Senators who thought it was safe to vote against it [April 17] because of the intensity [of gun-rights supporters] are not so sure any more,” Schumer told

    03/18/2013 9:42:03 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 96 replies ^ | 18 Mar 2013 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Republican National Committee’s internal evaluators argued that true conservatism loses the Republican Party elections in a new report released Monday. The evaluators were charged by chairman Reince Priebus with helping the GOP reach a larger voter base. A copy of their report was obtained by Breitbart News. On page 54 of the report, authors Henry Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas and Glenn McCall argue that true conservatism hurts the Republican Party in elections. “Third-party groups that promote purity are hurting our electoral prospects,” they wrote. That entire section was based on quotes from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough...
  • New drug being developed ... 'could help humans live until they are 150'

    The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been testing the medications on patients suffering with medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The work proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans. The most common naturally-occurring activator is resveratrol, which is found in small quantities in red wine, but synthetic activators with much stronger activity are already...
  • Washington media elite cheer Obama's 'clinging to religion' sneer

    03/10/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/1013 | Paul Bedard
    As the Catholic Church turns this week to electing a new pope, an outsider might be knocking on the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel: Vice President Joe Biden. President Obama, armed with jokes for Saturday night's Gridiron Club dinner, kidded that Biden has a higher calling. But, the president said at the old-school event featuring skits and humor, the 70-year-old veep might have a handicap--he's too young. "Even though I'm just beginning my second term, I know that some folks are looking ahead to bigger things. Look, it's no secret that my vice president is still ambitious. But let's...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

    01/28/2013 9:55:38 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/28/13 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.
  • Mr. President, members of Congress....a question

    12/20/2012 8:19:58 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 8 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 | Alaska Wolf
    Let's lay it all out on the table here and now. If children are our most important resource why aren't they afforded the same protection as the POTUS, political and wealthy elite? Are you willing to admit you and the anti 2nd Amendment people believe your lives are more precious, important and valuable? A simple yes or no answer will suffice.
  • Obamacare Subsidizes Abortions for Women Making $90,000

    10/11/2012 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 11, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    How rich do you have to be in Barack Obama's America to pay the whole tab for your own abortion? What about a divorced 38-year-old public school principal who has three children and earns $90,000 per year? Would she need to personally pay the full fair to have a doctor kill her fourth child while that child was still in her womb? Under Obamacare, the federal government will force taxpayers to help her buy insurance that pays for abortions. Back in March, the Obama administration published the 166-page regulation governing the establishment of Obamacare's state health-insurance exchanges. A few weeks...
  • Ben Rattray and

    08/12/2012 3:17:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 12, 2012 | Meredith May
    .....It was a learning moment for the entire family, and everyone, including Nick, emerged stronger for it. But it made Rattray re-examine all his priorities, about family, love, happiness and his goals. He decided that a life in pursuit of making money and personal indulgence was empty. But he didn't know how he could empower people all by himself. He just knew that he didn't fit in anymore with the corporate banking track at Stanford. ............Spreading democracy After graduating, he left for London to get a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science....
  • The three "E"s of the GOP-E. What does the "E" mean? Here is what it means.

    06/18/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    I still get republicans who scratch their heads and wonder what "GOP-E" means. Show this to them. The "E" means: (1)Establishment. It really is _us_ conservatives vs THEM in the establishment. And I don't mean "established". Just because someone gets elected, yes, they get 'established' in their various positions and offices. But "The Establishment" is a specific group, they are the (2)Elite of the republican party. But why do we conservatives have so much disdain for the establishment? It's because they are (3)Enablers Of people like Obama, or Reid, or anybody else. How often do you hear someone like Pelosi...
  • Obama and Warren, the fabulists - rottenness at the heart of academia, the media and govt

    05/20/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ......I've often thought that God has a particularly acerbic wit. After all, FriedrichNietzsche, who famously proclaimed God is Dead, badly wanted to be known as a famous writer. He was granted his wish -after he became too insane to enjoy his fame. Obama seems to have wanted to become an uber-celebritycumpolitician in the worst possible way. How fitting it would be if presides over the bankruptcy of both systems. ..fabulists rising to some of the most esteemed positions in our society have potential impact far beyond what people suspect. They lay bare a rottenness at the heart of academia, the...
  • Since when did intellect and education become bad things?

    03/08/2012 1:16:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Hanford Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kevin Horrigan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    As a card-carrying member of the media elite, it’s hard for me to say something nice about Newt Gingrich. But here it is: He doesn’t wear blue jeans in public. [SNIP of SNARK due to excerpt limit] For many Republican primary voters, the only thing worse than a regular elite is an intellectual elite or a media elite or especially a liberal intellectual media elite. [SNIP] More to the point, does the fact that a guy reads books and deals in ideas disqualify him? For many Americans, it does. Anti-intellectualism has been a consistent theme throughout American history. The political...
  • ‘The Rich People’s President’

    03/08/2012 1:38:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 8, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
    Will France’s Nicolas Sarkozy be the next European leader to fall? If you understood how French president Nicolas Sarkozy found himself holed up in a barroom in Bayonne last Thursday afternoon, it would take you a long way towards figuring out what is going to happen in France’s two-round presidential election, coming up in April and May. Sarkozy, who heads France’s conservative UMP party, was making a surprise visit to the Basque country, along the border with Spain. The Socialists, who have not held the presidency since 1995, got wind of his visit. Together with local Basque separatists, they succeeded...
  • Santorum: Obama Administration Full of 'Elite Snobs'

    02/15/2012 5:39:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/12 | Adele Hampton
    Rick Santorum continued to lambaste President Obama's healthcare policy during a Tuesday night campaign stop in Boise, Idaho, labeling members of the administration as "elite snobs." "They don't believe you can make these decisions," Sanatorium said to a packed high school auditorium. "They need to makes these decisions for you because if you were left to make decisions you will obviously jump off a cliff.
  • An Open Letter To RNC Reince Preibus: Do The Right Thing With The Florida Delegates

    02/03/2012 9:45:14 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 39 replies ^ | 2-4-2012 | Bill Knowles
    Dear Chairman Preibus, I am writing an open letter to you in hopes that you will do the right thing and make the Florida Republican Party abide by the rules of the Republican National Committee. The state of Florida deliberately snubbed its' nose at the party and the rules several months ago when it voted to hold the Florida primary early, which has already cost if 49 delegates out of the original 99 delegates allocated by the RNC. Now they further give the party the middle finger by allocating the remaining delegates as "winner-take-all", instead of the proportional allotment that...
  • Mitt Romney relying heavily on small group of super-rich donors

    02/02/2012 10:06:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2012 | Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam
    One of Mitt Romney’s strongest assets as the GOP presidential front-runner is also a potentially serious liability in the race: his heavy reliance on a small group of millionaires and billionaires for financial support. A quarter of the money amassed by Romney’s campaign and an allied super PAC has come from just 41 people, each of whom has given more than $100,000, according to a Washington Post analysis of disclosure data. Nearly a dozen of the donors have contributed $1 million or more.
  • Why the GOP Primary Battle is a Gift to Obama (us peasants need to know our place)

    01/23/2012 10:00:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 23, 2012 | Myra Adams
    The South Carolina primary results have made President Obama a very happy man. He and his campaign high command know the longer the Republican nomination fight drags on, the less time the eventual nominee will have to turn his full attention and resources towards defeating Obama. Some strategists believe that a prolonged battle strengthens the candidate and prepares that person for the general election. The Hillary/Obama primary fight of 2008 is often cited as an example how a bruising battle helped to hone campaign skills and otherwise prepare the victor. However, in 2012, I disagree with this line of thinking....
  • Newt Gingrich Wins. What it means.

    01/22/2012 11:04:47 AM PST · by I still care · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    No candidate has won the GOP nomination for President without winning South Carolina since Ronald Reagan in 1980. But every one of those candidates who won had also won either Iowa or New Hampshire. We’re now confronted with a designated front runner, Mitt Romney, who got less votes in Iowa in 2012 than he got in 2008 and who lost South Carolina. His reason for being somehow remains that he is “electable.” If you read a lot of the Republican commentary coming out of Washington even before the polls closed, suddenly South Carolina is irrelevant and the hick rubes of...
  • LA Times calls Rick Perry a ‘hillbilly’; will liberals demand an apology? [Perry defended Marines]

    01/18/2012 12:11:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    You hear that sound? Of course you do. It’s a dog whistle. I’m told that we conservatives (read: racists) use dog whistles all the time to clandestinely run down members of minority groups and others with whom we disagree. It is fascinating, I will concede, that the people we use these coded messages to badmouth—blacks, Latinos, etc.—often seem more adept at hearing the high-frequency whistles than we do. Why, just today, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee became the latest member of the Congressional Black Caucus to call out Newt Gingrich for the “underlying suggestions” in his reference to Barack Obama as...
  • The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility

    01/12/2012 5:44:35 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Kenneth Anderson
    Glenn Reynolds is correct in his weekend post to point to the social theory of the New Class as key to understanding the convulsions in the middle and upper middle class; I’ve written about it myself here at VC and in a 1990s law journal book review essay. The angst is partly income, of course — but it’s also in considerable part, as Glenn notes, “characterized as much by self-importance as by higher income, and is far more eager to keep the proles in their place than, say, [Anne] Applebaum’s small-town dentist. It’s thus not surprising that as its influence...
  • Rich Chinese couple's 8 babies spark anger (Uproar and possible fine for violating one child policy)

    12/25/2011 6:55:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/25/2011
    BEIJING — A rich Chinese couple who had eight babies with the help of two surrogate mothers has been forced to move out of their villa following a public uproar and could face a large fine for breaching strict family planning laws mandating only one child. The couple in the booming southern metropolis of Guangzhou had the children last year, according to state media, but the story only came to light after a picture of the children — four boys and four girls — was used by a photography studio in an advertisement. The story was first featured in the...
  • Anti-whaling activists use drone to track Japan fleet

    12/24/2011 6:19:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 12/24/11 | AFP/yahoonews
    Anti-whaling activists said they had intercepted the Japanese harpoon fleet far north of Antarctic waters Sunday with the help of a military-style drone. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society spokesman Paul Watson said the unmanned long-range drone, launched from the anti-whaling ship the Steve Irwin, had located the Japanese fleet and relayed the coordinates back to the activists. Watson said Sea Shepherd, a militant activist group which annually shadows and harasses the Japanese whalers, had caught up with the fleet at 37 degrees south, 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) above Antarctic waters. No whales had been killed so far, he added. "This is...
  • The Democratic Party's War on Workers

    12/18/2011 12:33:37 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 18, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    ... Never before have so many of the unemployed owed their job loss, not indirectly at all, but quite obviously directly, to the intentional, conscious directives of their president and his direct appointees, the czars and cabinet secretaries who have launched a direct frontal assault on industry after industry ever since their appointments. Consider: Car Dealers: In 2009, though everyone knew that the problems dooming Chrysler and General Motors were their enormous property and property tax obligations caused by too big, too old, factories, and their utterly unsupportable labor and pension costs, Barack Obama ordered the closure of over 3000...
  • Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs ‘First Class Expenses’ and 2 Bathrooms

    12/07/2011 8:42:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 08, 2011 | Dan Eggen
    Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs ‘First Class Expenses’ and 2 Bathrooms By Dan Eggen December 7 Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential candidate with a penchant for luxury jets and Tiffany & Co. jewelry, also appears to demand top-notch accommodations when he travels for a speech. The Smoking Gun Web site, which specializes in unearthing revealing documents, has posted a copy of a speaking gig contract apparently signed by Gingrich for an appearance at Missouri Western State University in October 2010. The contract called for payment of “first class expenses,” including the hotel of Gingrich’s choice, and “first class airfare.”...
  • President Confident in Daughters’ Future

    12/05/2011 2:05:03 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    President Obama expressed confidence that “even if America fails, I have no fear that Sasha and Malia will suffer as a consequence.” Obama said his confidence springs from “two crucial truths—money and connections. My children will have the benefit of both. I’ve already made a few million dollars on my way up. There’ll be plenty more when I leave office—book advances, speaking fees, and leftover campaign donations, to name some.” “On top of the money I can give them will be the doors I have opened for them,” Obama added. “I’ve helped them escape from the dreadful public school system....
  • While consumers shop, U.S. descends into planned financial implosion that favors corporate elite

    11/28/2011 6:36:06 AM PST · by johnsmom · 5 replies
    Natural News ^ | 11/26/11 | Mike Adams
    We live in interesting times. Even as our own civilization hangs on the precipice of financial solvency, the priorities of the uninformed masses as so distorted that many will actually camp out in front of a Best Buy store in order to be the first in line to save $100 on a big-screen TV. In a time when the very problems of society are rooted in over-consumption and too much television, the everyday pleebs place such high importance on expanding the size of their mainstream media hypnosis devices that they will physically fight each other to get one of these...
  • Beechcraft Bailout Gone Bust

    11/21/2011 10:46:00 AM PST · by DefenseMatters · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Second Line of Defense ^ | 11/20/2011 | Ed Timperlake
    End-Game for USAF Competition? By Ed Timperlake November 20, 2011 11/20/2011 The headline in the Wichita Eagle says it all—“Hawker Beechcraft loses out on big Air Force contract” Reporter Dan Voorhis writing for The Wichita Eagle, (November 18 2011) points out that; “Hawker Beechcraft Corp. says the Air Force has informed the company that it lost out on a military contract worth nearly $1billion. “The company had hoped to win the Light Air Support contract with its AT-6, an armed version of its T-6 trainer. But on Friday, the company said it received a letter from the Air Force saying...