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  • Junior Seau's family talks to elders about brain study

    05/07/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2012 | Alan Duke
    A decision on if researchers can study Junior Seau's brain for clues to the NFL veteran's suicide will wait until his family meets with elders from their Samoan culture, his family said Monday. Seau, 43, died of a gunshot wound at his Oceanside, California, home wound last week in what the coroner concluded was a suicide. There has been speculation about whether repeated hits to his head over his 20-year pro football career could have been a contributing factor. Seau's parents, who are from the island of Aunu'u, American Samoa, were meeting Monday with Samoan elders, according to Shawn Mitchell,...
  • In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I an American?

    05/07/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Byron York
    ...the Maraniss book published last week in Vanity Fair reveals a portrait of Obama that might have enriched the voters' understanding of him in the 2008... The excerpt focuses on Obama's brief time in New York after his graduation from Columbia University. The son of a Kenyan father and an American expatriate mother, Obama emerges as a man questioning whether he viewed himself, or wanted to be viewed by others, as an American. Not in a citizenship sense -- Obama was born in the United States and that was that -- but in the sense of how he saw the...
  • Now a witness to Breitbart's death vanishes Follows suspicious demise of member of coroner's team

    05/07/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 211 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/7/12 | Jerome B. Corsi
    A private investigator has been unable to find the only eyewitness to the sudden death of media innovator and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. The apparent disappearance of Christopher Lasseter, who says he saw Breitbart drop to the sidewalk in front of a restaurant, adds to the mystery surrounding Breitbart’s March 1 death. On the day the Los Angeles County coroner released Breitbart’s autopsy report, a photographic technician at the corner’s office died suddenly of suspicious causes. In addition, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., just three weeks before Breitbart’s death – where he promised to unveil “damning”...
  • Obama administration advises new French president: For sake of world economy, don’t raise taxes

    05/07/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/7/12 | Michelle Malkin
    “Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes…” ***** President Obama was quick to invite France’s Socialist president-elect to Washington for a visit, but the White House also had some rather perplexing advice for Francois Hollande: President Obama’s spokesman warned the new socialist president-elect of France not to implement his campaign agenda of ending austerity measures, indicating that such a reversal could damage the world economy. “A balanced approach . . . Both fiscal consolidation and efforts to boost the recovery is the right approach for Europe,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “That’s an approach that he thinks...
  • North Carolina, known for moderate politics, weighs amendment banning same-sex marriage

    05/07/2012 7:10:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has long prided itself on its moderate politics dating to the civil rights era, as well as its place as a New South leader and a hub for high-tech, banking and higher education. Even though the state backed Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008, it has maintained a socially conservative streak. North Carolina was represented for 30 years in Washington by the late Sen. Jesse Helms, the conservative stalwart who opposed abortion, gay rights and gun control. Now the Tar Heel State finds itself drawing nationwide attention for a referendum Tuesday on a constitutional...
  • Final poll gives North Carolina marriage amendment clear advantage

    05/07/2012 7:09:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    A final poll of likely North Carolina voters conducted over the weekend continues to give a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions an easy margin of victory in Tuesday’s election while the Democratic contest for governor is tightening. The referendum holds a 16-point advantage, 55 percent in favor and 39 percent against, according to the Public Policy Polling survey, a left-leaning Raleigh-based firm. The numbers shifted little in the final week as big-names on either side of the debate – Rev. Billy Graham for and former President Bill Clinton against – made final pleas to persuade voters. Many...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • The End of Obama Liberalism as an Intellectual Movement

    05/07/2012 7:06:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | Carl Paulus
    Over the past six months the public has watched the current liberal intellectual movement crumble as its leaders have failed to provide a tenable solution to the serious problems facing our nation. President Obama is desperately searching for a way to convince the public he should be reelected. But his liberal ideology is no longer capable of providing effective answers to the questions of the 21st century. Today's liberalism has been reduced to an opposition movement, rather than a coherent ideological alternative to conservatism. The Democratic Party all but confirmed this notion with their latest slogan for the 2012 campaign:...
  • Iowa judges ousted after legalizing same-sex marriage to receive Profiles in Courage Award

    05/07/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2012 | AP
    CBS/AP) BOSTON - President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. . . . The three judges will receive a sterling silver ship's lantern symbolizing a beacon of hope. The award, which was designed by Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and crafted by Tiffany & Co., resembles one belonging to the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides."
  • Soros donates $1 million to liberal super PAC

    05/07/2012 6:59:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Billionaire financier George Soros has donated $1 million to the left-leaning super PAC American Bridge, a source with the organization said Monday. The donation marks the first major foray into the 2012 presidential race for Soros, a high-profile supporter of President Barack Obama. In 2008 Soros helped the president raise a record amount of campaign cash. In a statement, American Bridge's founder David Brock said Soros' donation would help his organization influence the 2012 election.
  • 9/11 Defense Attorney Calls For women To Wear 'Appropriate' Clothing

    05/07/2012 6:55:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 05/07/2012 | n/a
    <p>The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.</p>
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (May 07)

    05/07/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Doofer · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 07, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney earning 47% of the vote and President Obama attracting 45% support. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while four percent (4%) are undecided. The candidates have been within two points of each other for ten of the last 11 days. During that time, Obama has had a slight advantage on six days, Romney on five. All signs indicate that the race for the White House is a pure toss-up with six months to go. See tracking history. The candidates are just three points apart...
  • Dr Krugman's Magic Dogma

    05/07/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    Harry Truman famously complained about his economic advisers, who wouldn't give him simple, straight answers. "All they say is 'On the one hand this, and on the other hand that,'" he was quoted. "I'm looking for a one-handed economist!" Well, ol' Harry could have found economists who were absolutely cocksure -- and wrong. Take Paul Krugman, the Jeremiah of the new New York Times Agit-Prop page. Dr K is absolshshtutely, posilutely sure that another trillion bucks of deficit spending will fix the US economy. Other economists may have their doubts, but Dr K knows the answer in his bones. Krugman...
  • Dismal Beginning To Obama's Never-Ending Campaign

    05/07/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Politics: The Preezy of the United Steezy, as Barack Obama lets Jimmy Fallon refer to him, opens his re-election bid to a partially-filled stadium and a letter from his rival asking this year's key question: Where are the jobs? There were no faux Greek columns when the president with the composite girlfriend and taste for canine filets officially began his 57-state campaign Saturday at Ohio State University's 18,300-seat Schottenstein Center that was only partially filled with those wearing faded "hope and change" T-shirts hoping to get their student loans paid off. According to recent stats, only half of OSU graduates...
  • Trouble already: Why so many no-shows for Obama's campaign kickoff?

    05/07/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 7, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    WANTED: A new presidential campaign advance team that can count. Contact Obama for America headquarters in Chicago. Of all the times to blow the political optics, it was to be the first "official" campaign event on Barack Obama's billion-dollar reelection campaign. A huge rally in Columbus, Ohio, capital of such a key state this fall that Republicans have never won the White House without it. We say "official," of course, because Obama has never really stopped running for reelection since Aretha Franklin's last note on the Capitol steps Jan. 20, 2009. Nor has Obama let up campaigning since he announced...
  • French president-elect Hollande: I won’t be ‘difficult’ for Obama

    05/07/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Hold the Freedom Fries. The new French President-elect François Hollande wants the world to know that he speaks English—better than proudly pro-American Nicolas Sarkozy—and isn't out to "make things difficult for Barack Obama" on issues like Afghanistan. "Yes, I speak English, more fluently than the former president. But a French president has to speak French!" Hollande told—in English—in a wide-ranging interview published one day after he beat Sarkozy in a runoff election. The Socialist was to meet with Obama next week before two important international summits: a G8 gathering sure to focus on ways to pull the world economy...
  • Lesley Stahl Insulted to No Longer Have a Monopoly on the News

    05/07/2012 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is gonna be close to my all-time favorite or this is close to my all-time favorite. I can't say it is my all-time favorite 'cause I don't remember them all, but this is clearly in the top five. On April 29th, Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, interviewed Jose Rodriguez who is the chief interrogator of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Club Gitmo. And I love this bite because, as I listen to it, I firmly believe that Jose Rodriguez knows exactly who he's dealing with and is having fun with her and she doesn't know it. He knows...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 08 MAY 2012

    05/07/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Creech Air Force Base, Nevada Creech Air Force Base, formerly known as Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, is a United States Air Force base located one mile north of the central business district of Indian Springs, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 45 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base. It is named in honor of General Wilbur L. “Bill” Creech, known as the "Father of the Thunderbirds". The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons,...
  • Eurozone Crisis: Merkel Tells Athens And Paris To Stick To Spending Limits

    05/07/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 07, 2012 | Ian Traynor
    Eurozone Crisis: Merkel Tells Athens And Paris To Stick To Spending Limits Efforts to save the euro under threat after EU leaders' strategies collide with the wishes of voters in Greece and France Ian Traynor 7 May 2012 Europe's 30-month effort to save the euro by slashing spending and debt levels risks turning into a crisis of political legitimacy after EU leaders' strategies collided spectacularly with the wishes of voters in Greece and France. The impasse was most graphically demonstrated when Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, insisted Athens must comply with the stringent terms of its €130bn (£100bn) bailout even though...
  • Woman tells Romney Obama ‘should be tried for treason'

    05/07/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Some of Mitt Romney's best moments on the 2012 campaign trail have come during town hall meetings when the candidate, long criticized as too uptight on the stump, strays off script to take questions from voters. But the freewheeling nature of voter forums can have its drawbacks. Romney has faced hostile questions on everything from his wealth to his religion. And on Monday, he experienced another awkward moment, when a supporter stood and declared that President Barack Obama should be "tried for treason." The comment came during a town hall meeting in Cleveland. Taking the microphone, a woman told Romney...
  • Europe Faces New Greek Test [Euro Break Up Inevitable?]

    05/07/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    May 7, 2012 Europe Faces New Greek Test Political Tumult After Elections Revive Worries About Risks to Monetary Union BY BRIAN BLACKSTONE, COSTAS, AND STELIOS BOURAS Political tumult in Greece stoked new worries about the fragility of Europe's monetary union on Monday, as talks to form a new government among the winners of the weekend's elections quickly fell apart in Athens. The collapse revived fears that political turmoil will keep Greece from meeting the stiff terms of its European bailout, ultimately leading to its exit from the euro zone, a move that would threaten the euro's future and reverberate through...
  • Underdogs reassert themselves in Nebraska Senate GOP primary

    05/07/2012 5:39:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The underdog Republican candidates in the primary for retiring Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-Neb.) seat reasserted themselves Monday, with Nebraska state Treasurer Don Stenberg (R) unveiling a key endorsement and state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) releasing a new ad and an internal poll. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a rising conservative leader and son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), backed Stenberg, joining other fiscal conservatives such as Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) who had already backed Stenberg. “Many candidates say the right things when they are campaigning for office, yet very few actually mean it. Don is different,"...
  • By Responding to Critics, Bumbling Obama Campaign Highlights Barack & Michelle's Lux Vacays

    05/07/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    Monday, May 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    The Obama campaign is floundering before our eyes, even if the Obama media won't characterize it that way. From the thousands of empty seats at the Ohio campaign kickoff on Saturday and the mystery burka woman ejected from the follow-on Richmond event to today's embarrassingly incompetent press release, the Axelrod PR machine is a shadow of its 2008 mastery. Reminding the American people of the Obamas' penchant for his & her luxury vacation travel via government jets is an unforced error on Team Axelrod's part.According to report by ABC News and MSNBC, the Obama campaign took umbrage to statements made...
  • Deficit streak ends: Obama sees first monthly surplus

    05/07/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government broke its record-long deficit streak in April, recording its first monthly surplus since the financial collapse at the end of the George W. Bush administration in 2008, according to preliminary figures Monday from the Congressional Budget Office.
  • The courtroom jihad--Islamist antics make a mockery of justice in 9/11 trial

    05/07/2012 5:35:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | Editorial
    Five planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were arraigned on Sunday before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The 13-hour proceeding was a theatrical farce, which unfortunately gives a taste of things to come. The five terrorist defendants - Ramzi Binalshibh, Walid bin Attash, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ammar al-Baluchi and reputed mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - face 2,976 counts of terrorism and capital murder for their role in the 9/11 attacks. The arraignment was the first step in a lengthy process of trial and appeal that is likely to stretch for years, if the arraignment...
  • Those Revolting Europeans (Paul Krugman is glad the Europeans are revolting against austerity)

    05/07/2012 5:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/07/2012 | Paul; Krugman
    The French are revolting. The Greeks, too. And it’s about time. Both countries held elections Sunday that were in effect referendums on the current European economic strategy, and in both countries voters turned two thumbs down. It’s far from clear how soon the votes will lead to changes in actual policy, but time is clearly running out for the strategy of recovery through austerity — and that’s a good thing. Needless to say, that’s not what you heard from the usual suspects in the run-up to the elections. It was actually kind of funny to see the apostles of orthodoxy...
  • Why Are We Releasing, Not Exchanging, Taliban Prisoners?

    05/07/2012 5:25:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5-7-2012 | Bethaney Mandel
    May 7, 2012 Why Are We Releasing, Not Exchanging, Taliban Prisoners? Bethaney Mandel Today, the Washington Post reported, The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the Taliban, the “strategic release” program has quietly served as a live diplomatic channel, allowing American officials to use prisoners as bargaining chips in restive provinces where military power has reached its...
  • Hostess sends layoff notices to all workers (more-than 18,000)

    05/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 108 replies ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rachel Feintzeig
    Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday sent out letters notifying its more-than 18,000 workers that they could be laid off in the next two months. The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread on Friday mailed out WARN Act notices to all of its employees, a Hostess spokeswoman confirmed to Bankruptcy Beat Monday. The federal WARN Act requires companies to give employees 60 days notice before closing a facility or ordering mass layoffs. However, sending the notices doesn’t mean a company is definitely going to lay off the recipients.
  • Past is Prologue: Reformers need not apply

    05/07/2012 5:21:20 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 3 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-7-2012 | Stacy Drake
    With this cycle's Republican primary race winding down, much of the media attention has shifted to who Mitt Romney will select to be his running mate.  Some press members are using the opportunity to take shots at Sarah Palin by repeating old memes. Axe-grinders like Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace are using the discussion to push their ongoing agenda to escape any accountability for what happened during the 2008 election. All of this is sadly predictable. However, what was not expected were members of the GOP establishment joining in with the anti-Palin chorus. The GOP establishment's Palin-bashing is intended to...
  • EU tells defiant Iran it "must" suspend atom activity

    05/07/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 2:29pm EDT | Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union told Iran on Monday it must suspend uranium enrichment, a few days after the Islamic state ruled out doing just that, as Tehran and the West engaged in diplomatic shadow-boxing ahead of nuclear talks this month. The United States called on Iran to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, which Washington and its allies suspect is a bid to develop an atomic bomb capability. Iran, attending an international conference in Vienna alongside its Western foes, for its part accused the United States of supporting Israel's atomic activities....
  • Brokaw Lectures Brethren on the Correspondents Dinner

    05/07/2012 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned at the top of the program that Tom Brokaw is upset. He thinks that the entire White House Correspondents Dinner needs to be rethought. Before we get to that, there's one Brokaw bite prior. He was on Meet the Press during the roundtable with David Gregory, and they were talking about the presidential race, Obama's campaign rally. David Gregory said, "'There's a strong place for government,' Obama says. A 'strong place for government,' Tom. What do you think of Obama saying that there's 'a strong place for government'?" BROKAW: I've been all over the country...
  • French and Greek elections 'have overthrown Angela Merkel as dominant force'

    05/07/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:53PM BST 07 May 2012 | Our Foreign Staff
    French and Greek elections have overthrown Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as the dominant force in European politics, newspapers in Germany have concluded. "The hour of the extremists," warned Handelsblatt, Germany's financial newspaper, predicting that the defeat of pro-EU austerity parties in Greek elections will bring "an unparalleled political upheaval". … In an editorial, the newspaper warned that Greece could bring "political chaos" to Europe. … Writing about their French neighbors, Süddeutsche Zeitung says: "Goodbye election campaign—bonjour reality." … Die Welt sees the French and Greek vote as interlinked, spelling "the rejection of Merkel's system in Europe". In an editorial,...
  • Chelsea Clinton’s Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays

    05/07/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Chelsea Clinton’s Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays Bill and Hillary Clinton were, it seems, just as strict setting rules for their daughter Chelsea as they were pushing for policies in Washington. According to the only child, the former president and first lady vetoed sugary cereals, set a strict 30-minute per day limit on watching TV, and relegated pizza eating and cartoon watching to the weekends, Chelsea Clinton, now 32, wrote in the foreword of a parenting book about kids’ media consumption. “In our house, media had its place,” Clinton says in “Talking Back to Facebook,” which was written by...
  • Professors: Babies Don’t Know They’re Killed in Abortions

    05/07/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 84 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/7/12 | Warner T. Huston
    In February of 2012, a pair of left-wing “philosophers” wrote a paper that claimed that babies aren’t human until they can become cognizant of themselves, aware that if they were to be “aborted” or killed they’d be losing something valuable, their lives.This, they claimed, justified abortion as well as post birth infanticide. Naturally they had elaborate justifications for their stance and what they wrote is chilling indeed, for it essentially states that only people that think like them are really worth the status of “human,” worth having their lives considered sacrosanct. The pair, Alberto Giubilini of Milan, Italy, and Francesca...
  • Amazing. Eric Holder’s DOJ funds a (most wanted terrorist) Bernadine Dohrn-connected organization

    05/07/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 5/07/12 | Tammy
    Amazing. Eric Holder’s DOJ funds a Bernadine Dohrn-connected organizationby Tammy on May 7, 2012 The craven, distructive arrogance of these people never ceases to amaze. Great investigation here by National Review Online. Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization. Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a...
  • Limbaugh Asks: Will Liberal Media Try to Ban Football?

    05/07/2012 4:49:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Limbaugh Asks: Will Liberal Media Try to Ban Football? By Matthew Sheffield Created 05/07/2012 - 6:01pm Rush Limbaugh is wondering if the Left is going to try to ban football. It sounds like a crazy question, given the massive popularity of both professional and college football all across America, but Limbaugh's question isn't as crazy as it seems. "Compassion" -- and the Left's reflexive Nanny State impulse -- might move the ball in that direction. On Friday, Limbaugh wondered during his broadcast if well-intentioned liberals, out to make the game safer, might instead be paving the way for it to...
  • CIA thwarts 'undetectable' al-Qaida bomb plot

    05/07/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012 | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said Monday. The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009.
  • French Muslims Get Call to Vote for President

    05/07/2012 4:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 30, 2012 | ELAINE GANLEY
    a special new effort to mobilize French Muslims to speak up at the ballot box in Sunday's presidential race — amid a surge of Islam-bashing among the French right. Imams and Islamic associations are calling on Muslims ... French Muslims have been pounded with blame throughout the campaign for what they eat (halal meat), how they pray (in the street), and for allegedly using their growing numbers to supplant France's civilization with their own. The massacre of Jewish schoolchildren and French paratroopers in March by an alleged Islamic extremist put Muslims in the spotlight anew and fed far-right fear mongering.
  • The Crumbling Of Our Moral Infrastructure Can Be Deadly

    05/07/2012 4:42:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 7, 2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    The "Occupy" movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created. The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people's lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment's requirement that the government provide "equal protection of the laws" to all its citizens. How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans and...
  • Upcoming tax battle could be a nasty feud

    05/07/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/7/12 | Dan Walters
    Let's get ready to rumble. In this corner is California Gov. Jerry Brown. In that corner is Molly Munger, a very wealthy civil rights attorney. Brown and his union allies want voters to raise their own sales taxes, plus income taxes on the most affluent, to narrow a chronic budget gap. Munger and the state PTA want to raise income taxes on all but the lowest-income Californians to provide more money to schools. Brown, desperate to eliminate competition that might confuse voters, merged his initial tax proposal into that of a rival group that wanted to tax the rich even...
  • Germany says renegotiating EU pact “not possible”

    05/07/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/07/2012 | (AFP)
    The German government on Monday ruled out reworking the European Union's fiscal pact despite calls to do so by French president-elect François Hollande. "It is not possible to renegotiate the fiscal pact," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference. He noted that 25 of the 27 EU member states had already signed the accord imposing strict budgetary discipline in March after major wrangling. Hollande has called for a shift in strategy toward more growth-oriented measures including more public spending. But Seibert said Merkel would not accept "deficit spending" to feed economic expansion, and believed in "growth through structural...
  • Senate GOP says they'll block White House student loan bill

    05/07/2012 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Senate Republicans will block Democrats from taking up a White House-backed bill to cap rates on some student loans unless Democrats allow a vote on a GOP alternative, the second-ranking Senate Republican said Monday.
  • The List of Obama's Accomplishments As He Sees Them

    05/07/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT · by greenhornet68 · 16 replies
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  • Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to be McCain's Campaign Manager?

    05/07/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 51 replies
    Beitbart News ^ | 5-7-2012 | Whitney Pitchet
    Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to Be McCain’s Campaign Manager? by WHITNEY PITCHER In a recent article at the National Review, John McCain’s failed 2008 campaign manager Steve Schmidt is quoted as saying “it will be a very long time before questions about capability and preparedness are not a part of the process.” The implication is that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was neither “prepared” nor “capable” to be vice president in the 2008 cycle, and that now hangs over the current vice presidential selection process.  In his comments about the VP selection process, Schmidt indicates a pretty simple concept--...
  • Fort Worth pastor shoots alleged home intruder (TX)

    05/07/2012 4:15:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 7 May, 2012 | JIM DOUGLAS
    FORT WORTH - A Fort Worth pastor shot a man he said broke into his home early Monday morning. Anthony Jobe said he awoke to his doorbell being rung in the early morning hours at his home in the 2400 block of Hunting Drive. He said he then heard beating on his side door, which is where he said he found a man attempting to kick his door down. Upon seeing the alleged intruder, a confrontation ensued, ending with Jobe shooting the man with his handgun. "That's unfortunate, shooting pastor, I know," Jobe said. "... I shoot more as a...
  • Letter: New Storm Legislation Brings a Warning

    05/07/2012 4:13:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    The Daily Wilton ^ | Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton CT)
    Last fall’s monumental storms affected almost everyone in Connecticut. People were inconvenienced, impatient, and angry. The ill, elderly, and disabled were exposed to significant risks. We were shocked at how long it took to restore service, and how hard it was to get answers. First responders and town organizations rose to the occasion, but they were stretched to their limits. Schools were closed for days on end. The situation got old very fast. No one wanted to go through the same thing again, ever. Not surprisingly, there was an initial clamor for action. Several of us called for public hearings,...
  • Republican (Michael Burgess R-Texas) to revive lightbulb war

    05/07/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Republican to revive lightbulb warBy Andrew Restuccia - 05/07/12 04:43 PM ET A House Republican is planning in the coming weeks to revive the GOP offensive against federal lightbulb efficiency standards. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) will offer an amendment to Energy Department spending legislation that would block funding for implementation of the standards, the lawmaker's office told The Hill. The standards have come under fire from conservatives in recent years. Republicans won the inclusion of a similar provision in an omnibus spending compromise that House and Senate lawmakers agreed to in December. The provision blocked funding for implementation of the...
  • Critics lash out at immigration bills during Capitol rally

    05/07/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | May 7, 2012 | Michael Macagnone, Special to The Morning Call
    _ Chants in English and Spanish echoed through the Capitol dome Monday during a rally against bills that critics say would hurt ordinary citizens even as they try to clamp down on illegal immigration.More than 300 demonstrators crowded onto the stairways and balconies of the Capitol rotunda during the 90-minute long bilingual rally where speakers compared more than a dozen bills before the House and Senate to tough immigration legislation passed in Arizona and Alabama.Lorenzo Montalvo, an organizer with JUNTOS, the south-Philadelphia based immigrant advocacy group that organized the event, spoke out against the bills through a translator. "These [bills]...
  • Righthaven copyrights fail to sell at auction

    05/07/2012 4:00:40 PM PDT · by posterchild · 18 replies
    Vegas Inc ^ | May 7, 2012 | Steve Green
    Creditors of Las Vegas copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC are licking their wounds after no one bid for Righthaven copyrights in an eBay auction that ended Saturday. Through the auction, it was made clear that certain Righthaven copyrights have no real value, either because of the type of content they cover or because of legal uncertainties about their validity. “It would seem that everything that Righthaven and its parade of idiots touch turns to garbage,” said Las Vegas attorney Marc Randazza, whose firm is trying to recover legal fees after beating back a Righthaven lawsuit on behalf of a client....
  • A look at economic developments around the globe (Socialist Hollande's slogan - "change now")

    05/07/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12
    A look at economic developments around the globeBy The Associated Press – 1 hr 35 mins ago A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Monday: ___ PARIS — The day after Francois Hollande rode to power in France on a slogan of "change now," the conversation in Europe is already different: Austerity has become a dirty word. **SNIP** MADRID — Spain's prime minister said the government will likely present important bank clean-up measures this week to clear up doubts about the solvency of the sector, a key source of worry over whether Spain...