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  • A 33-year police veteran stars in Oregon’s new $2M marijuana legalization ad campaign

    10/02/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 201 4 | Niraj Chokshi
    Marijuana legalization advocates in Oregon have launched a $2 million-plus ad campaign starring a 33-year police veteran. The new ad, embedded below, features Pete Tutmark, a former patrol sergeant and sheriff’s deputy. Tutmark criticizes what he calls a “broken” system that diverts resources from important crime-solving to drug arrests and urges his fellow Oregonians to vote yes on measure 91 this fall, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use. “Last year in Oregon, there were 13,000 citations and arrests for marijuana,” he says in the ad. “That takes time, time better spent solving murders, rape cases, finding missing children....
  • Tension in Ferguson at 'Boiling Point,' Residents Say

    09/30/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Aaron Mermelstein
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) FERGUSON, Missouri — Time hasn’t healed the anger here. Eight people were arrested during protests outside the police station on South Florissant Avenue on Sunday night, and residents say the tension is still palpable, nearly two months after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darrell Wilson. At a basketball court in Forestwood Park, about a mile from where the shooting happened on Aug. 9, Tyrone Parker said he feared the community was about to hit a "another boiling point" as a grand jury weighs possible charges. “I don’t see nobody that has calmed down yet,” he said. Sunny...
  • Michelle Obama ADMITS Her Husband Was Born In Kenya

    09/19/2014 3:27:56 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 132 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/19/14 | Unknown
    Footage has recently surfaced of a speech given by Michelle Obama in which she admits that her husband was born in Kenya. Speaking about Barack Obama, Michelle says, “When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya, we took a public HIV test for the very point of showing folks in Kenya that there is nothing to be embarrassed about in getting tested.” My, my, that seems like quite a Freudian slip! Barack could not have been happy that his own wife blew his cover, but I guess that's what he gets for marrying a...
  • Dan Rather Impressed That Redford Will Play Him as 'Truth-Telling'

    07/13/2014 6:22:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/12/2014 | Tim Graham
    On Friday, The Washington Post reported what may be obvious. On his own website, disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather is thrilled someone’s making a Rathergate movie based on a book by his producer Mary Mapes, the Bonnie to his Clod. It's sad the Hollywood Left is handing money over to Mapes for trying to dig out of that journalistic fiasco.
  • Thad Cochran Admits Personal Responsibility For Destruction of McDaniel Campaign Signs

    06/23/2014 10:34:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 6/23/14 | Leon Wolf
    Recall that for weeks, the desperate Thad Cochran campaign and their increasingly shrill surrogates found that no connection between the misguided supporters responsible for the nursing home break in and McDaniel himself to merit trumpeting from the hilltops. The three McDaniel supporters were without question not employees of the campaign, had never been paid by the campaign, and did not even have official titles. In addition, the McDaniel campaign immediately and forcefully condemned their actions. In their desperation, however, Cochran lickspittles like Brad Dayspring rushed out and breathlessly reported such astonishing and damning facts as the fact that the three...
  • NPR’s new poll of battleground states brutal for Democrats

    06/19/2014 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles: That would be (38/58) overall, including an...
  • Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

    06/11/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 158 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) failed to congratulate or even acknowledge Dave Brat in his concession speech last night. Neither did Cantor offer Brat his support in November's general election against his Democratic opponent, or call Brat to concede the race, according to Brat. "Cantor's concession speech did not mention Dave once," Brat's campaign manager Zach Werrell noted to Breitbart News.
  • Tonight's Biggest Losers: Meet Eric Cantor's Largest Donors

    06/11/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/10/14 | Tyler Durden
    Following Eric Cantor's historic primary loss from a tea party challenger nobody expected to win, the real biggest losers are listed below.Courtesy of OpenSecrets, here are the Top 20 2014 Donors by company: And for Cantor's entire career, here are the biggest industry donors: It would appear the biggest loser tonight is Wall Street and the NAR, especially if the latter was to be compensated by Blackstone for becoming America's biggest landlord.
  • Hillarious Mug Shots

    04/17/2014 7:43:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
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  • After CNN Cancels Morgan, Larry King Says: I Could Come Back

    02/24/2014 12:08:10 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/24/2014 | Lloyd Grove
    ~snip~ King, 81, who hosts Larry King Now, a daily half-hour Web program for Ora TV—in which he has an equity stake—indicated he’d be willing to return to his previous perch at CNN, Jay Leno-like, if Zucker was interested. “If he talked to the people at Ora TV and they could work it out, I would do it,” he said. (The Suspendered One's program is also carried on Hulu and the Putin government-backed Russia Today television network.) For Zucker, Morgan’s departure represents both an opportunity and a failure, and perhaps a huge relief after years of anemic ratings. For Klein,...
  • Geraldo Attacks O’Reilly over Contentious Obama Interview: You ‘Minimized’ the President!

    02/07/2014 10:59:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 7, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Geraldo Rivera took on Bill O’Reilly Friday night over whether O’Reilly was disrespectful to President Obama in their big Super Bowl interview. Rivera gave O’Reilly some benefit of the doubt, but other than that thought O’Reilly was a bit too confrontational and didn’t give Obama the kind of respect a president normally deserves. Rivera argued it was less like an interview and more like a meeting of the minds with the “President of Most of the White Guys of America” (O’Reilly) against the president of the rest of the country, and told O’Reilly that it was out of line for...
  • Why is Hannity Fixated with Losers?

    01/27/2014 2:18:49 PM PST · by Howie66 · 98 replies
    27 January, 2014 | Self
    Sean Hannity constantly reminds us that he is a Conservative and NOT a Republican. I get that. I consider myself to be a hard core Constitutional Conservative as well. What I fail to understand is how Sean Hannity keeps bring people like KARL ROVE and MITT ROMNEY on his show to talk about the issues of the day. Neither one of these gentlemen have an ounce of credibility as Conservatives as far as I can tell. Anybody else have some serious thoughts on this?
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: WE ARE ALL CLAIRE’S MOTHER

    12/23/2013 10:14:20 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 12/23/2013 | Robert Farago
    Once again, Moms Demand Mayors for Illegal Action waves the bloody shirt. This time their Facebook page is exploiting the tragic death of Claire Davis. And once again MDA reveals itself as an organization dedicated to civilian disarmament.
  • Kathleen Parker: House Republicans rise up against the right wing (gag!)

    12/15/2013 7:41:41 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2013 | Kathleen Parker
    ’Tis the season, and Nancy Pelosi has given the hands-down best gift to the American people — her phrase “Embrace the suck.” Miraculous. Offered to fellow Democrats as a push to pass the bipartisan budget bill, the phrase has all the characteristics necessary to ensure a permanent place in the popular lexicon. It’s succinct, raunchy-esque and, most important, you know exactly what it means. “It sucks, but it’s the best we’ll get.” (snip) And Republicans are on fire. The real story isn’t that a bipartisan budget bill has been hammered out but that House Speaker John Boehner has ignited. He...
  • Eric Cantor calls for GOP unity

    12/08/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2013 | JAMES HOHMANN
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pleaded for Republican unity here Saturday as he prodded his party to offer more solutions that make voters feel like they have their backs on “kitchen table” issues. The congressman, who represents a district around Richmond, told about 500 party activists during a lunch at The Homestead resort that the GOP does not need to compromise its core principles. “If we want to win, we must begin to offer solutions to the problems that people face every day,” he said. “We have not done this recently and it has allowed the Democrats to take power,...
  • White House delays ANOTHER Obamacare mandate beyond 2014 election

    11/27/2013 11:14:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:54 PM 11/27/2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    President Barack Obama will announce another Affordable Care Act deadline delay on Wednesday, pushing back the online enrollment for small businesses until after the 2014 midterm elections. According to a Health and Human Services memo obtained by Politico, the Obama administration will delay mandate for small businesses to purchase health insurance for their employees on the federal exchanges until November of next year. “We’ve concluded that we can best serve small employers by continuing this offline process while we concentrate on both creating a smoothly functioning online experience in the SHOP Marketplace, and adding key new features, including an employee...
  • Virginia Republicans Organizing to Blunt Tea Party Power

    11/22/2013 4:08:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    BLOOMBERG | 20 NOVEMBER 2013 | Laura Litvan & Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    Virginia Republicans Organizing to Blunt Tea Party Power Stupid Party is going to moderate itself out of business.
  • Landmark Senate Vote on Filibusters Weakens GOP Power

    11/21/2013 11:00:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 60 replies
    AP Via New York Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Staff
    Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama’s current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans’ ability to block final vote. The 52-48 vote to undercut venerable filibuster rules on presidential appointees capped more than a decade of struggle in which presidents of both parties complained about delays in confirming appointees, particularly to the federal courts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who launched the move, accused Republicans of “unbelievable, unprecedented obstruction” of Obama’s selections to fill court vacancies and other offices. “It’s time to change the Senate,...
  • CNN on spending spree to rebuild channel (Throws In Towel On News Biz)

    11/08/2013 6:54:00 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 72 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 11/8/2013 | Alex Weprin
    CNN is planning a substantial investment in new programming, with a heavy emphasis on acquiring unscripted shows by outside producers in the vein of “Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown” and films like “Blackfish.” The strategy, which is now being touted to analysts and investors, will hamper CNN's revenue but is meant to shore up its viewership in key demographics and reduce its dependence on coverage of big breaking news stories to attract viewers and advertisers. As a start, Bourdain may be getting a CNN talk show on top of his Sunday evening "Parts Unknown" program. A live special to be hosted...
  • Oprah and the Atheists

    11/03/2013 8:42:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    CatholicAnswers ^ | October 23, 2013 | Trent Horn
    Oprah and the AtheistsTrent Horn October 23, 2013 | Members of the atheist community are outraged, but not at their usual targets, such as conservative politicians or pastors. Instead, they have set their sights on Oprah Winfrey.This past weekend on her show Super Soul Sunday, Oprah interviewed Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old marathon swimmer, to discuss her amazing feat of swimming from Cuba to Florida in 53 hours. During the course of the interview the following exchange occurred:Nyad: I can stand at the beach’s edge with the most devout Christian, Jew, Buddhist, go on down the line, and weep with the...
  • Obamacare’s Unintended Losers

    10/31/2013 9:01:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/31/13 | Bernice Napach | Daily Ticker
    Obamacare is meant to provide health coverage to the millions of Americans who don't have it, but the cruel irony is that millions of other Americans may lose their current health insurance as a result. These "losers" are primarily people who buy their own health insurance rather than have it provided by an employer. Many now find their plans will be canceled because they fail to meet the minimum coverage requirements under Obamacare. These plans offer "bare bones insurance...usually catastrophic care...and beginning Jan. 1 insurance companies will not be allowed to offer these very plans," says Rick Newman, Yahoo Finance...
  • Pentagon chief attending arrival of 4 war dead [Obama Worshiper Hagel Has Photo-Op]

    10/09/2013 12:07:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 10/9/13 | RANDALL CHASE and ROBERT BURNS
    Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Joining Hagel on the trip from Washington were Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. The remains of every U.S. military member killed overseas are flown to Dover for processing. Family members often attend the arrivals, but high-ranking Pentagon officials usually do not.
  • Exclusive–Source: McConnell, Cornyn Whipping Votes Against Ted Cruz

    09/24/2013 5:39:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 161 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A source in Congress tells Breitbart News that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his campaign to defund Obamacare. "Right now in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes,” a senior congressional staffer with intimate knowledge of the situation said in an email to Breitbart News. “Unbelievably, they actually are leading the fight to fully...
  • Historic Colorado recalls engineered by political newcomers

    09/12/2013 8:05:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    kdvr ^ | September 11, 2013 | by Eli Stokols
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, three El Paso County Republicans stood in the dark outside the county GOP headquarters just off Sinton Road reveling in what was the biggest election victories Colorado Republicans have had in a decade. “This isn’t the best night we’ve had in a decade,” said Jeff Crank. “It’s the only good election night we’ve had in a decade.” Tuesday’s recall victories, ousting two Democratic state lawmakers over their support of tougher gun laws, emboldened the National Rifle Association and gun rights advocates from coast to coast. “For the first time in a...
  • Terrified by 'government shutdown,' Republicans surrender on ObamaCare and everything else

    08/15/2013 4:08:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    Cain TV ^ | August 15, 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    This has infuriated me since the Republicans took control of the House in 2011, and it infuriates me still, but at least the dynamic that's causing it to happen is becoming more clear. In theory, the Obama/Reid/Pelosi spending machine should have experienced a major check when John Boehner became speaker, because the federal government can't spend a dime of money unless the House authorizes it. Should have changed everything, right? With Republicans in the majority in the House, they would refuse to authorize the Democrats' out-of-control spending and force responsible budgeting. That's why we voted for a Republican majority, right?...
  • GM to Lose Even More on Each Chevy Volt

    08/08/2013 11:35:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 8, 2013 | Mark Modica
    The Chevy Volt madness continued this week with General Motors announcing that consumers will see a $5,000 decrease in the price of President Obama's favorite green wonder-car. Sales of the Volt have been dismal, with most consumers refusing to be as smitten with the car as the President and the few enthusiastic green ideologues who seemed to believe that spending approximately $20,000 more for a car (over a gas-powered rival) that can save them about $3 a day in gas makes sense. What seems to go unrecognized is the fact that the price cut comes at the expense of GM...
  • Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race

    07/29/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 83 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Had someone like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney says he might not have entered the presidential race. In an interview with Dan Balz for the Washington Post reporter’s soon-to-be released “Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America,” Romney said that he would have seriously considered staying out of the presidential race if someone of Bush’s caliber declared his candidacy. “I knew how grueling the process was, and I felt that there may be others who could be more effective in actually winning and then getting America on course,”...
  • Facing recall, Morse to file criminal complaint Monday ( CO Gun Grabber )

    07/22/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | July 21, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Supporters of state Senate President John Morse, who faces a recall election in early September, will file a criminal complaint Monday asking for an investigation into thousands of recall petition signatures they believe were forged. On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order scheduling recall elections against Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, both under fire from constituents for supporting gun control legislation earlier this year, to take place on Sept. 10. That order came just hours after a Denver district judge ruled against the two lawmakers, both Democrats, who’d challenged the Secretary of State’s certification of the signatures...
  • Obama only picks losers...

    07/15/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This whole tragedy could have been avoided, but more than that Barack Obama shouldn't have put the prestige of the office of the President out on Trayvon Martin's limb. Which, to me, is the purpose of this graphic. (I know Morsi is there too, but the Martin side is more relevant at this point)Obama executes on his Alinskyite tactics with pretty good precision, but that's only because the media covers up the dishonesty and never calls him out. The truth has always been the man is a complete fool. Narcissistic, charismatic, and just not that smart. Moments of truth like...
  • Obama Big Loser in Zimmerman Trial

    07/14/2013 8:05:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-13-2013 | Roger L.Simon
    Forget the over-zealous prosecutors and the repellent state attorney Angela Corey (who should be immediately disbarred or, my wife said sarcastically, elevated to director of Homeland Security) and even the unfortunate Trayvon Martin family (although it is certainly hard to forget them — they have our profound sympathies), the true loser at the Zimmerman trial was Barack Obama. By injecting himself in a minor Florida criminal case by implying Martin could be his son, the president of the United States — a onetime law lecturer, of all things — disgraced himself and his office, made a mockery of our legal...
  • Gov. Cuomo: 'Shame On Us' If Anthony Weiner Is Elected NY Mayor

    05/23/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 05/23/2013 | Ken Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo says it would be shameful if Anthony Weiner is elected mayor. Cuomo, during an appearance before the Syracuse Post-Standard's editoral board Wednesday, stayed neutral when asked his thoughts on Weiner entering the race. "He runs? He runs," the paper quotes him as saying in a transcript But asked how he would feel if Weiner (self-pictured at right) were to be elected, Cuomo was blunt. "Shame on us," he replied. Cuomo, a Democrat, has said he has no plans to get involved in the mayor's race. He gave a less definitive answer hours before he spoke to the Syracuse...
  • Robert Gates: Obama made right decisions night of Benghazi attack

    05/12/2013 12:54:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 196 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/12/2013 | By Brad Knickerbocker
    The Obama administration got some backing Sunday for the way in which it responded as terrorists attacked the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, last September – a night of violence and confusion during which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a Republican who served in both the Bush and Obama administrations, said if he had been at the Pentagon at that time, "Frankly … I think my decisions would have been just as theirs were.” Republican critics have said a Special Forces team or overflights by fighter aircraft based in Italy...
  • Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home with the

    04/28/2013 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/27/13 | Katie Davies
    full title....Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home with the agentAn uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year. Mr Fuller was forced to explain the relationship today as news of the family link emerged online.
  • Tallying the Score: Gun Control Winners and Losers

    04/19/2013 3:38:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 April, 2013 | Ralph
    The legislative scorecard has now been completed, with all of the anti-Constitution measures failing and most of the pro-freedom measure joining them. Pretty much as expected. Now that it’s all over but the shouting, it’s time to tally up the results in Washington’s game. So let’s check our tote board and reveal gun control’s Top Ten Winners and Losers . . . Losers 7. Michael Bloomberg: The political process is fickle. After a stunning triumph of cash over common sense in Colorado, New York’s billionaire Mayor drew a blank in D.C., getting nothing for his $12 million dollars and losing...
  • Media shrug at Boston blunders

    04/18/2013 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/18/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
    The inaccurate report by CNN and other news organizations about an arrest in the Boston bombing case was arguably one of the most flagrant errors on a story of major national consequence in years. When the news organizations later corrected their mistakes, there seemed to be something missing — any big shows of contrition, or even a sense of the magnitude of the error. It fell to Twitter and the merciless mockery of Jon Stewart, who devoted much of “The Daily Show” to skewering CNN’s John King, to call out the media for their failures. In an earlier era, many...
  • RNC: Voters see GOP as ‘scary’ and ‘out of touch'

    03/18/2013 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    RNC: Voters see GOP as ‘scary’ and ‘out of touch' By: Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 07:00 AM EDT The Republican National Committee concedes in a sprawling report Monday that the GOP is seen as the party of “stuffy old men” and needs to change its ways. Among the RNC’s proposed fixes: enacting comprehensive immigration reform, addressing middle-class economic anxieties head on and condensing a presidential primary process that saw Mitt Romney get battered for months ahead of the general election. The committee also proposes major improvements to the party’s voter database and digital technology, which paled next to that...
  • CNN Analysis: Kerry would bring experience, deep personal resources to State Dept.

    12/15/2012 10:47:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Chicken Noodle News (CNN) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty
    Sen. John Kerry, who sources say has been tapped by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, will come to the post with a full plate of foreign policy crises, from the civil war in Syria, to the nuclear antics of North Korea, to a looming showdown with Iran over its nuclear program. Anybody who follows Clinton would have some pretty big shoes to fill. Clinton was not just the most popular member of the president's Cabinet for the past four years, she had celebrity status and respect almost everywhere she went around the world. But...
  • MCCARTHYISM? GOP SOURCE SAYS MAJORITY WHIP DRAFTED BOEHNER PURGE LIST

    12/11/2012 10:53:59 PM PST · by Fred · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 121212 | Matthew Boyle
    A House GOP source has confirmed to Breitbart News that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy was the one who drafted the secret criteria list House Speaker John Boehner used in his purge of conservatives from House committees. The source, someone with inside knowledge of how Boehner conducted the purge, told Breitbart News that McCarthy crafted the list, which included a scorecard of where several conservative members stood on certain votes. According to the source, it’s unclear at this time whether McCarthy made the list of his own accord or if he did so at the request of somebody else in...
  • Petition wants Obama to save Twinkies

    11/16/2012 4:09:33 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 36 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Byron Tau
    A new White House petition wants President Obama to nationalize the "Twinkie industry," saving the popular junk food from possible extinction. "We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center," a petition on the White House "We the People" website requests ...
  • Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)

    11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 249 replies
    NBC 17 ^ | 11/16/2012 | JUSTIN QUESINBERRY
    Several former workers at a Hostess Brands plant in Rocky Mount said Friday they were relieved after the company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to close its operations. The closings will mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs overall. “They’ve been holding this over our head for a long time and now it’s here,” said Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union. “They had to do it. “I don’t have to deal with that anymore. The things that they were trying to do to us, it wasn’t fair. “They always hold that over our heads, that...
  • Hostess Brands to Wind Down Company After BCTGM Union Strike Cripples Operations

    11/16/2012 4:35:56 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 86 replies
    Herald Online.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Hostess Brands Inc.
    RVING, TEXAS, NOV. 16, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products. The Board of Directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands to preserve and maximize the value of the estate after one of the Company's...
  • Twinkies Maker Will Close After Strike

    11/16/2012 4:34:48 AM PST · by RabidBartender · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 November 2012 | JEANETTE TORRES and BILL McGUIRE
    Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders." Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to close its business and...
  • Why The One, Won (Chess v. Checkers)

    11/07/2012 11:03:17 AM PST · by FlipWilson · 14 replies
    Vanity | Today | Me
    Obama's machine rolled over us because the democrats continue to play chess while Republicans play checkers. Watching the Republican Party go up against the democrats is the true picture of futility.
  • BREAKING: Democrats Admit They Won’t Take Back the House, Election Is Lost

    10/25/2012 4:02:25 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    HILLBUZZ ^ | 10/25 | KEVIN DUJAN
    BREAKING: Democrats Admit They Won’t Take Back the House, Election Is Lost Posted on October 25, 2012 by Kevin DuJan // Breaking News, Featured Content I invite anyone who can find fault with my logic on this to chime in below — because I want this to be a teachable moment for those out there who keep reading the Doom Reports that the Ministry of Truth in the national media churns out claiming that Democrats are “confident of victory” on November 6th. Folks, Democrats know they are going to lose big. I’ve been telling you that for months now. It...
  • Obama campaign emphasis on “Binders” best sign yet for Romney

    10/19/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2012 | Philip Klein
    Thursday brought a lot of good news for Mitt Romney’s campaign. National polls continue to move in his direction, with poll results starting to take into account the first day of polling after Tuesday night’s debate (though obviously we’ll need several more days of polling to see how the event affected the race). In Ohio, which could determine the outcome of the election, CNN reports that Republicans are significantly improving in early voting from four years ago, a key to winning the state. And the Romney campaign is so confident of victory in North Carolina (which Obama won last time)...
  • Blame Is Not A Platform

    10/14/2012 6:14:26 AM PDT · by gotribe · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/13/2012 | Graham Summers
    First off, Obama and Biden ran for the job of managing the US economy in 2008. This is literally the JOB they APPLIED FOR. SNIP On top of this, by blaming someone else for state of the US economy in 2009, the Obama administration reveals point blank that it surrounded itself with people who didn’t foresee the Crisis coming.
  • Washington Post loses $15.9 million in Q2

    08/03/2012 11:53:50 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Aug 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Washington Post continued to struggle in the second quarter even as its parent company reported 13.6 percent increases in profit. The newspaper division, which includes the newspaper's website and the online magazine, Slate, reported an operating loss of $15.9 million in the second quarter, compared to a $2.9 million loss for the same period a year ago. Print advertising suffered a 15 percent drop year-on-year in the second quarter, as daily print circulation fell 9.3 percent in the first six months of 2012 to an average of 482,100 copies. Sunday circulation was down 6.1 percent in the same period...
  • Libs Can't Slay the Tea Party

    08/01/2012 2:38:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: James Carville. You remember Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos tried to tie the Tea Party to the mass murderer in Aurora, Colorado. Brian Ross, first thing out of his mouth, (doing impression) "George, we got big news here. There's a Tea Party member with the same name." "Really? That could be big, Brian." "Yeah, George, it could be really big. We're not sure, we don't know for sure, but it could be, George, that the mass murderer at The Dark Knight Rises is a member of the Tea Party." The Daily Beast had a headline back in...
  • Exclusive: Matt Barber on 'gay' activists: 'They've picked a fight they cannot win'

    07/28/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | July 28 2012 | Matt Barber
    ... The Jim Henson Company ...has severed promotional ties with Chick-fil-A – . . . Their crime? Failure to obey the nauseating, mind-numbing dictates of political correctness. Dan Cathy . . . recently made a few innocuous public comments in support of legitimate marriage – sentiments the vast majority of morals-minded Americans happen to agree with... That’s the thing... about political correctness. It exists in the realm of fantasy... They float the propagandist idiom “marriage equality” – choosing all the while to ignore objective “marriage reality.” So-called “same-sex marriage”? A counterfeit... “Gay marriage” is no more real marriage then a...
  • Whale Wars LIVE Thread: Counterstrike

    07/13/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 52 replies
    TONIGHT at 9PM E/P on Animal Planet: When a massive target is detected on their radar, Sea Shepherd sends out their new helicopter pilot to ID the mystery vessel. But as the helicopter reaches the limits of its fuel range, it abruptly disappears.