It is, to be sure, completely understandable that the Democrats wanted to keep Bork off the court. Lewis Powell, the great moderate, was stepping down, which would be leaving the court evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. There was tremendous fear that if Bork were confirmed, he would swing the court to the conservatives and important liberal victories would be overturned — starting with Roe v. Wade.
But liberals couldn’t just come out and say that. “If this were carried out as an internal Senate debate,” Ann Lewis, the Democratic activist, would later acknowledge, “we would have deep and thoughtful discussions about the Constitution, and then we would lose.” So, instead, the Democrats sought to portray Bork as “a right-wing loony,” to use a phrase in a memo written by the Advocacy Institute, a liberal lobby group.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com …
MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO DRAIN AMERICA’S RESOURCES
Mayor Mike Antonovich, also titled Supervisor, stands against illegal immigration and the cost to taxpayers
(Oct. 30, 2011) — There is a vast difference between the ‘OCCUPIER’ demonstrators exhibiting their adversity to American society and capitalism and the growing roots of the TEA PARTY. How the leftists newspapers and extremist activists can equate the multitudes of ordinary Americans consisting of Senior Citizens and black, white, Hispanic, Latino, Asian people as well as blue- and white-collar American workers is beyond me.
The Republican presidential hopeful made the eyebrow-raising remarks at a campaign stop in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday after a Latino college student asked what Bachmann would do to the children of undocumented immigrants.
She said she would “not do anything,” for the children, adding”Their parents are the ones who brought them here,” Bachmann said, as first reported by MSNBC. “They did not have the legal right to come to the United States. We do not owe people who broke our laws to come into the country. We don’t owe them anything.”
A number of years ago, I was on Larry King Live and was asked point-blank if I had a problem with the appointments of Justices Roberts and Alito (both are Roman Catholics). My answer was very clear that I did not, as long as they shared my own conviction of upholding the Constitution — not trying to rewrite it — and as long as they were committed to the Biblical values of the Founding Fathers. I was certain that both men were.
Editor’s note: This is another in a series of “WND/WENZEL POLLS” conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies.
The newest poll of Republicans and those independents who lean to the GOP side of the fence shows that businessman Herman Cain continues to control the top spot right now, but also uncovers trends that members of the party should be watching as the process of attrition will impact the field of candidates starting any time now.
The results are from the newest WND/Wenzel Poll conducted by Wenzel Strategies. The telephone survey was conducted Oct. 22-25 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
The survey reveals that Cain is favored to be the party’s presidential candidate by 27.1 percent of the respondents, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is second at 17.9 percent. Third is Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 11.8 percent.
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But actually in second place is the undecided column, and that includes more than one in five of the respondents, meaning there could be significant changes in the field before the ultimate 2012 candidate is chosen.
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This is “supposedly” the video clips that FOX NEWS has been trying to show that is constantly blocked by the administration. Watch this QUICKLY–before it gets Pulled
IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ….THIS SHOULD CHANGE YOUR MIND…
The Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2011 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:10:11 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
During this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” host John McLaughlin asked his panel about what would happen to Occupy Wall Street as its novelty wears off and the weather gets colder. Amid mixed reactions, conservative MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan described a scenario where freezing temperatures bring out the movement’s violent side.
“It’s going to end very, very badly with these folks in the winter,” Buchanan said, “and they’re not going to be getting publicity and they’re going to be acting up and acting badly like the worst of the demonstrators in the ’60s … not just overnight camping: They’re going to start fighting with the cops.”
Newsweek/Daily Beast liberal contributor Eleanor Clift suggested the movement would stick around, drawing parallels with the early twentieth-century women’s suffrage movement.
“There was one fight with the cops in Oakland: An Iraq war veteran was hit with a projectile in the head and is in critical condition,” Clift said.
Real People series 1979-84
When Rick Perry announced he was running for president back on August 13, to tell you the truth I got a little excited.
Now I know what you’re thinking — James you are a big Democrat, why on earth would you be excited about Perry running for president?
This was my thinking: Perry would get in and he would be a major force.
He was the bona fide conservative complete with a pedigree to take on Romney.
With the way things are shaping up now, the convention planners might be more inclined to take a motivational speaker. Hey Rick — you are costing me airtime!
There is a dirty little secret about political people.
If you really love it, you hope for a good race that goes on and you enjoy watching people who are skilled at doing this.
It is literally painful to watch Rick Perry as a candidate. The case could be made that Rick Perry is the worst debater to ever run for president.
As far as I know he can’t even give a good speech.
Not only can he not give an interview, he can’t even roll out his flat tax plan. He steps all over it by saying, “Oh by the way, it’s optional anyway.”
Not only is Rick Perry utterly incapable of running for president, and in fact can’t meet the basic requirement for any politician — he can’t even run his mouth.
To tell you the truth, it’s gotten so bad people in Louisiana are actually starting to make Texas jokes.
If this thing gets any worse the people in Mississippi will be making Texas jokes — then you’ve really hit rock bottom.
Rick, you have managed to embarrass yourself. So I guess you are good at something after all.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com …
The Spirit World, Our Next Home(The OTHER World Series: Mormon beliefs beyond this world)
Liahona Magazine (official publication of Mormon church) ^ | December 1977 | Dale C. Mouritsen
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:55:15 PM by Colofornian
As I’ve listened to and participated in conversations on “after death, what?” with students and family in various areas in the Church, I’ve nearly always found people expressed two feelings: a great desire to know about the post-earthly spirit world (hereafter referred to as the spirit world), and an apologetic feeling for having questions, feeling as though the spirit world were a subject that we should not discuss.
My feeling is that caution in discussing a sacred subject is always proper, especially when much popular “information” in contemporary society about the spirit world involves sensational ghost stories, devil worship, and other problem areas. However, the desire to know is, in itself, a good one. Our beloved relatives who have passed on inhabit that world, and we will soon join them there. It is a healthy, holy subject and should be discussed in that attitude.
Furthermore, the Prophet Joseph Smith declared that the Saints should study the purpose of life and death, in fact should study it “more than any other” subject—“study it day and night.” He observed that “if we have any claim on our Heavenly Father for anything, it is for knowledge on this important subject.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 324; italics added.)
We have a right, then, to understand the true nature of our existence. We also have a responsibility to search it out, for the more aware we become that the spirit world is a real extension of our mortal existence, the less likely we are to fasten our hearts on the treasures of this world.
One of the most beautiful stories in our heritage, an experience of President Heber J. Grant’s, bears witness that a testimony about the right relationship between life, death, and the spirit world can comfort us in times of sorrow, help us understand God’s purposes, and teach us the true nature of our existence. President Grant writes:
“I have been blessed with only two sons. One of them died at five years of age and the other at seven. My last son died of a hip disease. I had built great hopes that he would live to spread the Gospel at home and abroad and be an honor to me. About an hour before he died I had a dream that his mother, who was dead, came for him, and that she brought with her a messenger, and she told his messenger to take the boy while I was asleep; and in the dream I thought I awoke and I seized my son and fought for him and finally succeeded in getting him away from the messenger who had come to take him, and in so doing I dreamed that I stumbled and fell upon him.
“I dreamed that I fell upon his sore hip, and the terrible cries and anguish of the child drove me nearly wild. I could not stand it and I jumped up and ran out of the house so as not to hear his distress. I dreamed that after running out of the house I met Brother Joseph E. Taylor and told him of these things.
“He said: ‘Heber, do you know what I would do if my wife came for one of her children—I would not struggle to keep that child; I would not oppose her taking that child away. If a mother who had been faithful had passed beyond the veil, she would know of the suffering and the anguish her child may have to suffer; she would know whether that child might go through life as a cripple and whether it would be better or wiser for that child to be relieved from the torture of life; and when you stop to think, Brother Grant, that the mother of that boy went down into the shadow of death to give him life, she is the one who ought to have the right to take him or keep him.’
“I said, ‘I believe you are right, Brother Taylor, and if she comes again, she shall have the boy without any protest on my part.’
Rick Perry went on Fox News Sunday this morning for an in depth interview in everything from his campaign to his jobs plan to how he feels about Romney… (Length: 26:38)
(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com …
Rule has an intense desire to remain private while the reality is that her husband’s job has made her somewhat a public figure. I bet most of you would not recognize Rule — and that’s fine with her.
Private, unpretentious and humble are a few of the words friends and acquaintances use to describe her. She’s also known as being fun and witty.
Like her husband, she’s trim and wiry. She runs, bikes and kayaks. Unlike her husband, she’s not caught up in politics.
(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com …
…For Lofgren, at least, opposing an expansion of copyright law won’t be a novel task. After the Department of Homeland Security began seizing alleged piratical domains last fall, Lofgren wrote a letter to the department expressing concerns about the practice.
When an earlier version of Protect IP was advancing in the Senate last year, Lofgren said: “I’m particularly concerned that it could set a precedent for further control and censorship of the Internet by foreign governments, and risk the fragmentation of the global domain name system. Many prominent human rights activists and Internet engineers have voiced these concerns, and they deserve serious consideration.”
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:29:04 PM by narses
A few years ago, the journalist Philip Nobile wrote an article near the first anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in which he raised what he termed “an indiscreet theological question.” “Where is she now?” he asked. According to Christian theology, the options were heaven, purgatory, or hell. Given Diana’s well–publicized lifestyle, Nobile suggested that the case for heaven was weak. A better case could be made for hell, given the likelihood that Diana was in a state of mortal sin at the moment of her death. Nobile thus found it curious that the Pope gave positive indications about Diana’s salvation when the following message of condolence was sent on his behalf to Queen Elizabeth: “The Holy Father has offered prayers summoning her to our Heavenly Father’s eternal love.” As Nobile observed, this remark implied Diana was in purgatory.
Now Nobile certainly did not intend his article to serve as a defense of orthodoxy. Yet it raises a substantive issue that Christians who take the afterlife seriously cannot evade. Many believers have attended funerals in which the deceased are declared to be enjoying all the glories of heaven, regardless of their somewhat less–than–saintly behavior in life. At best, such occasions are examples of understandable pastoral efforts to comfort grieving loved ones. But at worst, they may be sentimental exercises that trivialize the most central beliefs of the Christian faith.
What I have in mind are the many beliefs shared by Roman Catholics and evangelicals concerning, in particular, the nature of salvation. This growing consensus was expressed most notably in “The Gift of Salvation,” a document signed by a number of leading Roman Catholic and evangelical spokesmen, which reiterates the classical view that there is a close relationship between justification and sanctification. Salvation, in this view, is far more than forgiveness of our sins; it is also a matter of thorough moral and spiritual transformation. The document stresses this point by denying that faith is mere intellectual assent and asserting that it is “an act of the whole person, involving the mind, the will, and the affections, issuing in a changed life.” It then goes on to insist that Christians are bound by their faith and baptism “to live according to the law of love in obedience to Jesus Christ the Lord. Scripture calls this the life of holiness or sanctification.”
America has been under attack since Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009. The primary target has been the nation’s ability to generate energy for electricity and transportation, without which this nation will slide into Third World status and economic decline.
This appears to be the goal of this administration from the President to his Secretaries of Energy and Interior, to his Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. There is no other rational explanation for what they are doing.
…During his State of the Union Speech in 2010, Obama went after the Supreme Court, publicly criticizing them for their Citizens United ruling, which recognized the free speech of corporate entities during the campaign season, and opens the opportunity for candidates to increase campaign contributions from the business sector.
Justice Alito caught Obama in a lie during that speech, and mouthed the words “not true,” which then set up a larger media firestorm.
Obama’s decision to rebuke the Supreme Court Justices in such a way drags the high court into politics, when they have sworn to be apolitical (as if they truly follow that. . .), and also sent the message that Obama does not want The Court to rule in a manner consistent with the law, but in a manner consistent with how he wants them to rule – in other words, “rule in accordance to my statist opinions, or be rebuked for daring to differ.”
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:06:38 PM by markomalley
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Conroe paid $300,000 in federal homeland security grant money and Friday it received the ShadowHawk unmanned helicopter made by Vanguard Defense Industries of Spring.
A laptop computer is used to control the 50-pound unmanned chopper, and a game-like console is used to aim and zoom a powerful camera and infrared heat-seeking device mounted on the front.
“To be in on the ground floor of this is pretty exciting for us here in Montgomery County,” Sheriff Tommy Gage said.
Gage said it will also be deployed for criminal investigations such as drug shipments.
“We’re not going to use it to be invading somebody’s privacy. It’ll be used for situations we have with criminals,” Gage said.
It could have been used to help firefighters in the recent tri-county wildfires, he said, and it also could be handy in future scenarios like a recent search for a missing college student in The Woodlands.
A lesbian student has been crowned homecoming king at a Californian high school.
During a pep rally at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego on Friday, the announcement was made about senior Rebeca Arellano.
Rebeca’s girlfriend and fellow student, Haileigh Adams, was nominated to be homecoming queen.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …
…..And it is why the Pentagon is repeatedly surprised when after the swoosh and scream of the jets over Kabul, or Quang Tri, or Baghdad, angry men with rifles creep from their holes and begin killing and there comes a losing uncomprehended disaster of ten years. Practicality matters less than the spirit of the thing.
Is GOP Absorbing the Tea Party, or Is the Establishment Toppling? (GOP wants to “control” you)
Sunshine State News ^ | 2011-10-20 | Kenric Ward
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:32:59 AM by rabscuttle385
A lengthy New York Times magazine article this week quoted several establishment Republicans crowing over what they see as the demise of the two-year-old tea party activism.
Veteran Republican strategist Scott Reed took the disdain one step further, saying the GOP is steadily co-opting the grass-roots movement.
“That’s the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that you’re trying to control them,” Reed said of the GOP’s assimilation strategy.
An Illegal Alien is an Enemy Invader!
OUR GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED AND ENCOURAGED ILLEGALS TO PLUNDER AMERICA AND STEAL FROM AMERICANS
by Ron Ewart, ©2011
(Oct. 30, 2011) — “Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor.” — Elton Gallegly
“Illegal immigration is a crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, health-care, and education systems.” — Timothy Murphy
“To Invade” Definition:
1. Enter a country or region so as to subjugate or occupy it:
2. Enter a place, situation, or sphere of activity in large numbers, esp. with intrusive effect.
Former Republican Speech writer Peggy Noonan has a column in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal entitled ”The Divider vs. the Thinker”—“While Obama readies an ugly campaign, Paul Ryan gives a serious account of what ails America.” Really? What choice does Obama have? That is what you do when you don’t have any legitimate successes.
Without the sub-heading I would have absolutely no idea who or what Ms Noonan was talking about, until I was 2/3rds of the way through the piece. Although, I must admit that the title intrigued me and in it she asked an important question:
”What was the glue?” (that binds us together?)
She then proceeded to set up a “straw man” argument which demonstrated that she has no concept of the Founder’s original view of the Republic and how it should operate: “Federalism” in other words.
Simply put, the glue that bound us together was an individual satisfaction—earned by simultaneously conquering a seemingly endless frontier and the greatest military force on the Planet. The Founders simply continued and expanded their form of government the way it had always been done on the new “clean sheet of paper” called America by compact (sacred contract). The Constitutional story of America actually began in England in 1215 with the Magana Carta. The Mayflower Compact was America’s first government by mutual agreement.
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com …
via What was the Glue?.
Christiane Amanpour just (typically) lied (Oct/30/11) on her ABC program ‘This Week to Michele Bachmann that Iran did ‘not’ threaten to use nukes on US / Israel…
Texas Congressman Ron Paul won both votes in the October 29 Iowa straw poll, winning 82 percent of the Iowa vote, easily besting Herman Cain’s 15 percent support. The straw poll, sponsored by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, also included a poll for out-of-state supporters of presidential candidates that Paul won more narrowly, besting Cain by 26 and 25 percentage points, respectively.
The NFRA promoted their straw poll as, in the words of Human Events Political Editor John Gizzi,“gold for GOP hopefuls.” The NFRA also pointed out that its straw poll was “last major straw poll before the Iowa caucuses,” but the poll included less than 600 total votes cast between the two polls. The number of attendees and votes was much less than the 4,671 votes that Paul won in a close second place loss to Michele Bachmann in the Ames Straw Poll back on August 13……
Showing that he is utterly disconnected with the American public, President Obama said Saturday that Representative Nancy Pelosi was one of the greatest Speakers of the House in history. He also stated that she would be back as Speaker of the House after the 2012 election.
At the National Italian American Foundation gala, Ms. Pelosi introduced Mr. Obama, who bluntly stated, “I am biased, but I think Nancy was one of the best Speakers of the House this country ever had.”
Not realizing the tremendous disapproval that met Ms. Pelosi during her terms and the massive economic catastrophe that she oversaw, Mr. Obama pushed forward. “She was no doubt the best Italian American Speaker of the House we ever had,” he continued.
Ms. Pelosi was indeed the first and only Italian-American Speaker of the House, so technically Mr. Obama is correct. He finished off his heavy praising of Ms. Pelosi by saying, “I believe that she will be the best Speaker of the House again in 2013.”
(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.com …
Liberal press bias has been so stark and the lying by omission so blatant that it’s time to take stock again. Here are some examples culled from the “mainstream media,” a term conditioned with quote marks because the media are seriously out of step with America’s mainstream.
“A CONSPIRATORIAL PLAN”
by Bob Russell, blogging at Patriot Action Network
In the last week he has gone on the campaign trail, at taxpayer expense of course, to tell We the People that if Congress is reticent in its willingness to implement the changes he wants that he will do it by executive order, in spite of what the Constitution says.
He first suggested he would bypass Congress to implement new home loan guarantees backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, at the expense of We the People of course, and now has floated the idea that he will minimize payment requirements or forgive student loans by executive order. Of course, when you get to the meat of the student loan idea it turns out to be a lie to deceive them. Obama wants to bypass Congress to get the support of these student loan people but not really help them when the rubber meets the road.
I find it alarming that Obama sees himself as the only arbiter of law in the United States, and that he believes he can totally bypass Congress and implement anything he wants to implement.
Here is video of Herman Cain being heckled by Ron Paul supporters during a speech in Alabama. Cain asked for “the respect to give my comments.”
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I have a confession to make. I used to be a registered lobbyist.
No, I wasn’t one of those high-falutin, high-paid, high-powered influence peddlers you hear about on TV. I was a lobbyist for a non-profit. I was Federal Affairs Manager at Americans for Tax Reform and lobbied for limited government.
On the June 6, 2008, episode of America’s Pulse, Hill asked whether a fist bump between then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle, after the final 2008 Presidential Democratic primaries was a “terrorist fist jab”. Hill, introducing an upcoming discussion before a commercial break, posited that the gesture was either “A fist bump? A pound? [or] A terrorist fist jab?,” but never explained the term when the segment continued after the break.
The incident set off a controversy among bloggers and television commentators. Hill apologized for her comments the next day. The next week, the Fox News Channel announced that Hill’s show America’s Pulse had been canceled. Martha McCallum‘s show The Live Desk would become two hours (1–3 p.m.), and Trace Gallagher would become a co-host with McCalum.
In November 2008, after the general election, it was announced that Hill’s contract with Fox would not be renewed. She would continue with the network until her contract expired. Senior Vice President of Programming at Fox Bill Shine says that he “chose not to renew E.D.’s latest contract” but noted that “Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best”.
On October 14, 2008, Hill was a guest co-host of the ABC daytime show The View, then returned to co-host again on September 23 and 25, 2009, while Elisabeth Hasselbeck was on maternity leave; she also hosted on July 28, 2010, while Barbara Walters was on leave.
Communist Party USA and ‘Occupy Wall Street’ (3 supportive articles from CPUSA website)
Communist Party – USA | Oct 2011 | various CPUSA authors
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:03:30 AM by ETL
Communist Party heralds Occupy Wall Street movement
Amid all the ugly “Fast and Furious” news we can’t forget the death Border Agent Brian Terry « Coach is Right
American Minute for October 29th: »
By Coach Collins, on October 30th, 2011
By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Was Brian Terry left to die in the desolate Peck Canyon region of Arizona because government officials decided to air lift out the injured illegal alien first on the only medi-vac helicopter available? Hard to fathom, but apparently true according to an credible tip this website received soon after the horrific shoot out with Fast and Furious guns which the Obama Justice Department put in the hands of Mexican criminals.
No one is telling Brian Terry’s story, the alleged story of being left to die because some politically correct official decided to air lift out the illegal border jumper on the only BORSTAR helicopter available. CiR.com received this alleged information from a tipster who said: “Bottom line: a series of bad Border Patrol/Department of Homeland Security procedures, policies, and protocol, all designed to protect Mexican criminals inside the U.S., most likely resulted in the needless death of Agent Brian Terry on the night of Dec. 14, 2010.” The news tip went on to say:…..
WILL THE ENEMY WIN?
by Lawrence Sellin, ©2011
(Oct. 5, 2011) — Only the truth will save the United States.
There are anti-democratic and anti-American forces working aggressively inside the country to reduce American global influence, control that influence or simply bring down our republic.
These forces are promoting the interests of nations hostile to the United States, global financiers and radical Islam.
The work of these forces is primarily facilitated by corrupt or cowardly politicians, radical leftists and by useful idiots, who are oblivious to the fact that they are aiding and abetting American enemies, who will ultimately eradicate freedom.
The United States no longer has a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
The government has been hijacked by an oligarchy composed of a self-serving permanent political class, supported by an obsequious press and financed by and beholden to wealthy special interests.
When the power of the oligarchy is challenged by grass roots citizen groups demanding accountability like the Tea Party or by independent politicians like Sarah Palin or Herman Cain, the Republican and Democratic Parties and the mainstream media go full-throttle to dismiss, ridicule or condemn them.
In the first case, Righthaven had until Friday to either pay prevailing defendant Wayne Hoehn’s $34,045 in legal fees or post a bond guaranteeing payment.
It did neither, prompting Hoehn’s attorneys at Randazza Legal Group in Las Vegas to ask U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pro to issue a writ of execution for Hoehn’s judgment.
The proposed writ requires the Marshals Service to seize Righthaven’s personal property.
This is the second time Randazza Legal Group has asked the court to order the Marshals to seize Righthaven’s assets, which are thought to consist of some cash and the copyrights it claims to own.
(Excerpt) Read more at vegasinc.com …
Perry Defends Tuition For Illegals(Alt. Headline: Perry finds ways to bring self down in polls)
newsmax ^ | 10/29/11 | g cohen
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:14:05 AM by bestintxas
In an interview with the newspaper yesterday, Perry, who has come under attack from Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney for his position on the issue, defended the policy in Texas which permits some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college and university tuition.
The U.S. administration plans to build up the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq by the end of this year, The New York Times reported on Sunday, referring to diplomatic sources.
(Excerpt) Read more at en.ria.ru …
Mitt Romney is stacking his team with policy advisers from the George W. Bush administration — and it has conservatives up in arms.
The Republican right cringes at some of the high-profile people Romney is leaning on for donations and advice, including three former Bush-era officials whose recent records include lobbying for Solyndra and advocating on behalf of cap-and-trade legislation and carbon taxes.
Romney’s long-ago environmental associates are also causing him problems, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the conservative blogosphere reveling in 6-year-old news releases showing how two current Obama administration officials — Environmental Protection Agency air chief Gina McCarthy and White House science adviser John Holdren — once helped the former Massachusetts governor craft his climate change policies.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
“We are keeping a very close eye on the administration to make sure they are following the law and following the Constitution. We have the ability to limit their use of funds to try to bring this administration to heel.” ~ Time for Boehner and House GOP to bring Obama to heel
Time for Boehner and House GOP to bring Obama to heel
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/29/11 | by Editorial
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:24:08 AM by Evil Slayer
House Speaker John Boehner said something quite significant last week during an interview with Talk Radio Network‘s Laura Ingraham. Speaking of President Obama’s vow to take unilateral executive actions because, in the chief executive’s words, “we can’t wait for Congress to do their job,” Boehner offered this observation: “We are keeping a very close eye on the administration to make sure they are following the law and following the Constitution. We have the ability to limit their use of funds to try to bring this administration to heel.”
“Censure by the House hasn’t cramped his style one bit.” ~ Charlie Rangel Is Back Living the High Life
Charlie Rangel Is Back Living the High Life
Pajamas Media ^ | 10/30/2011 | Mychal Massie
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:44:43 AM by IbJensen
Censure by the House hasn’t cramped his style one bit.
Censure was his penalty for cheating the U.S. tax code which, as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee — and prior to that, as the ranking minority member — he had helped write. From the wailing and gnashing of teeth taking place that day, one would have thought that Rangel was actually receiving a penalty commensurate with the crimes he had committed. In the end, the punishment for his crimes was to have a 91-word paragraph read to him, out loud, before the House of Representatives.
But alas, like every good politician, Charlie quickly recovered and was back in with the mainstream media and hobnobbing in elite public circles. Behind him were the concerns that an average person would have had if Congress found them guilty of hiding income and assets, among other crimes.
Today, Rangel is busy doing whatever it is he does in Congress: attacking Republicans, attending O’Jays concerts, and giving awards to Dionne Warwick. He is also receiving his own awards — not for being a truthful, honest, diligent representative of the people — but for his support of national parks. Rangel received the “Friends of the National Parks Award” from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in mid-July.
Vet jobless rate 2.6 pct higher than general population
* As wars wind down, lawmakers and groups focus on issue
By Roy Strom
NAPERVILLE, Ill, Oct 29 (Reuters) – When Matthew Burrell left the U.S. Army after eight years of service, he landed a job as a public relations contractor in Iraq. With a salary of $170,000, he figured military experience had finally paid off.
But five months after returning home to Chicago, 33-year-old Burrell is unemployed and his search for a job in the private sector has left him disheartened.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com …
“HE DOESN’T EVEN NEED THEM WHEN HE’S AWAKE”
by Martha Trowbridge, ©2011, blogging at Terrible Truth. Research Copyright © 2011 Martha Trowbridge and Erik Rush. All Rights Reserved.
(Oct. 29, 2011) — Mystery meets [Medical] History today, as a cold case is solved.
First, the historical medical marvel.
Not just any eyeglasses, mind you. And certainly not when he’s in public.
He doesn’t even need them when he’s awake.
Obama needs these eyeglasses when he’s sleeping!
YouTube has not only blocked the ability to embed the video from the Alex Jones channel, but has used a host of tricks to prevent it from being viewed, including forcing users to register with YouTube to view adult content and include an email address. This works as a delisting to block views and in essence cosigns the video to the dead zone of porn and other questionable content.
The following is a temporary fix to YouTube’s undermining. We are working on hosting a version on our servers and it will be included here soon.
The second half of the Friday night Infowars Nightly News broadcast, however, was not locked down by YouTube because it does not include video footage of a Libyan child with the lower half of his face blown away, a powerful yet disgusting piece of truth information that will further turn the tide of popular opinion against the global elite’s endless wars and slaughter of innocents in much the same way the media in the late 1960s and early 1970s diminished public support for the Vietnam War.
In 2008, YouTube made national headlines when it responded to calls by the government to pull videos that involved “inciting others to violence.” The demand was spearheaded by a notorious warmonger, Sen. Joseph Liberman, who said YouTube was being used by al-Qaeda and affiliated groups as a platform to disseminate propaganda.
Rep. Lofgren: Copyright bill is the ‘end of the Internet’
October 30, 2011
The antipiracy legislation, introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives to the applause of lobbyists for Hollywood and other large content holders, is designed to make allegedly copyright-infringing Web sites, sometimes called “rogue” Web sites, virtually disappear from the Internet.
“I’m still reviewing the legislation, but from what I’ve already read, this would mean the end of the Internet as we know it,” Lofgren told CNET.
Lofgren, whose congressional district includes the high-tech center of San Jose, will be a key ally for Google, Yahoo, and other tech companies who are already working with advocacy groups through trade associations to figure out how to defeat SOPA (PDF), also known as the E-Parasite Act.
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Multiple cities across the nation have begun their offensive against the people standing up for the right to fair representation and a just economic system instead of the corporatist system which we are currently subjugated by.
Some of these have been brutal and vicious attacks on Americans, including what now appears to be an intentional attack on Scott Olsen — a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq before leaving the military in 2010.
Ron Paul has won two separate tallies for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Straw Poll.
Paul won both the Iowa-voters-only count at the Saturday convention in Des Moines as well as a tally of non-Iowans who participated.
In the Iowa voters result, Paul took 82%. Following him were Herman Cain with 14.7%, Rick Santorum with 1%, Newt Gingrich with 0.9%, Michele Bachmann with 0.5%, Rick Perry with 0.5%, Gary Johnson with 0.2%, with Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman 0%.
The total number of votes cast in that tally was 430.
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