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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tebow Vs. New England

Denver Broncos quarter back Tim Tebow has become the most talked about football player since... I can't recall when, with this improbable winning streak and unabashed Christianity. And tonight's big playoff game between his Broncos and the number one seeded New England Patriots has everyone a watching.

The world is rooting for the 14 point underdog Tebow against the football version of Goliath, but I'm rather sure the Patriots are not only going to win strongly tonight, and look good doing it, but will be introducing Tebow to the worst defeat of his entire life - in front of the entire nation.

Now could I be wrong and Tebow pulls it off again? Absolutely. However, that's very unlikely in my honest opinion, especially since his team has been battered by injuries and the Patriots are well rested.

Regardless of outcome, tonight's game will probably be watched by more viewers than usual and will be extremely interesting to say the least.

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Surprise: Joe Paterno Was Never Fired

He shielded a child molester and he gets special treatment:
Joe Paterno was never fired.

Don’t believe me? I’ll let Steve Garban, chair of the Penn State Board of Trustees, and John Surma, vice chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, tell you themselves:

“Coach Paterno remains employed by the University as a tenured faculty member,” they said in a statement released Thursday. “The details of his retirement are being worked out and will be made public when they are finalized. Generally speaking, the University intends to honor the terms of his employment contract and is treating him financially as if he had retired at the end of the 2011 football season.”

That’s right. Paterno is still getting paid. Penn State is still honoring his contract. And yes, they plan on sending him off into the sunset just like they would any other employee who retired after years of service to the university.

Yes, Joe Paterno was never fired.

...After 61 years at Penn State, the unthinkable had happened. Joe Paterno did not leave Penn State on his own terms. He had been fired.

Or so we thought.
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2012 Set to be ‘Most Painful Year At Pump Ever’

ObamaNomics:
Gasoline prices could approach $5 a gallon by Memorial Day and stay a record levels for much of the summer, according to a forecast by GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices always spike in the summer, but the 2012 Gasbuddy.com Price Outlook predicts this summer will break records.

“It looks like it might be the most painful year at the pump that we have ever seen,” senior analyst Patrick DeHaan said.

By Memorial Day, gasoline in the Chicago area could rise to between $4.60 and $4.95 a gallon–more than a dollar above the current average.

DeHaan says there are several factors that will cause the increase, and one of them is a double-edged sword.

“The economy continues to improve; it continues to push up our demand for crude oil,” he said.

Another factor is Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions. As the United States imposes sanctions, the country responds with threats to close a key oil transit pathway: The Strait Of Hormuz.
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Now This is a Mama Grizzly - Mom decides to embarrass her son in effort to set him straight

Dynesha Lax has had her fill with son's criminal ways.  The teen has been arrested on numerous occasions and she was disappointed in the efforts of the court system.  She feels that they are not trying to address the real issues and help him to a more productive life.


Desperate, she decides to humiliate him by taking him outside with a sign proclaiming his criminal ways.


While I don't think this is a good idea for the kid who is not cleaning his room, but this may be the thing that helps this young man back on the right path.


I say good for you Mom.  Keep up the good fight.  Your baby is worth it.  He will always know that you loved him enough to try and save him from himself.
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Perry's Plea To SC Voters

South Carolina may not be the last stand for Santorum or Gingrich, but for Perry it is.  Here is his latest plea to voters in SC to give him another look:

It is a good ad, but will change minds?

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Can Freedom Survive or Is the Fix In?

The Republicans have a habit of nominating moderates who have served the Party well, or as the Soviets called them apparatchiks, or as they are called in Chicago Ward Heelers, or as they are called everywhere else Hacks.  That is how they ended up with Bob Dole and John McCain.  They had run for the nomination before and lost.  They were loyal soldiers who then went on to support the nominee.  And now, it was their turn.  That is not a very convincing campaign argument: “It’s my turn.”   
Another foolproof system employed by the Progressive Republican leadership is to let their friends in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media set the agenda and choose their candidate.  The debates these Corporations hold are aimed at causing division and starting intramural fights, and the Republicans fall for it every time.  The Progressive Media loved John McCain.  He was their “Maverick.”  They just couldn’t get enough of his “reaching across the aisles” until he had won the nomination, then he was the enemy.  It was the same thing with Dole.  Now they tell us every day that Romney is the only one who has a chance to beat Obama.  They just keep loving on Romney, can’t get enough of Mitt.  Just wait until he is the nominee and see how fast he becomes the Wall Street fat cat who plundered millions of dollars and laid waste to middle class lives.
With their 24/7 news cycle and group-think barrage of negative reinforcement the media seeks to disqualify those they fear and promote those who will maintain the status quo.
Sarah Palin was disqualified because she is damaged goods due to media attacks that were over-the-top in viciousness.  The Progressives simply couldn’t allow a woman to rise to prominence that had really built her own career and accomplished things without riding on her husband’s coattails or worshiped at the idol of the pro-abortion sisterhood.  That would have jeopardized their grip on the gender gap.
Gary Johnson was dis-invited to most of the Media sponsored and Progressive controlled debates.  He was ignored during the few debates he was invited to attend.  His poll numbers were based on polls that didn’t include his name as a choice.   The Republican leadership turned such a cold shoulder to this successful two-term Governor he has left the Party and is seeking the Libertarian nomination for President.
In the last election cycle John McCain was the darling maverick of the Progressives and he valiantly led to a stunning defeat by a novice with obvious ties to radicals.
Ron Paul is marginalized and ridiculed because of his whacky far-out ideas and policies such as obeying the Constitution.  The Progressives can’t allow anyone to seriously consider a return to government created by a bunch of old dead white guys!  No way!  No how!  To them that is absurd, so at every mention of Dr. Paul’s name there is a snicker, a joke or at least a raised eyebrow.  On every network both cable and broadcast his name is constantly followed by the conventional wisdom, “He can’t possibly get the nomination” or “He could never win a general election.”  Thus Dr. Paul is condemned to only have people who actually listen to his positions and know the Constitution as supporters, and the powers-that-be are betting they are a minority in America today.
The talking heads of the ruling chatocracy tell us over and over that Representative Paul is unelectable.  They treat his legion of loyal supporters with derision and contempt.  They use loaded words like whacky and kooky to describe his positions.  In other words they treat Dr. Paul and his supporters with the same fear and loathing they heaped upon the Tea Party.  In the Paul campaign they see a real threat to their Neo-Con / Progressive stranglehold on power.  Every other candidate will perpetuate the reign of the military/industrial complex and its freedom smothering empire of foreign intervention and phony money.  If any other candidate wins it may mean cosmetic change, but it will also mean business as usual.  With any other candidate the looting and plundering continues.
Nothing reveals the truth more clearly than this obvious attempt to steer America away from the one candidate who seeks a return to the Constitution: a return to limited government, personal liberty and economic freedom.   And the greatest disappointment of all is Fox News.  The major networks and the other cable news outlets ceased being anything except mouthpieces for the Progressive Democratic Party years ago.  But Fox held out the promise of a fair and balanced approach.  Their news anchors and reporters tried to live up to their credo and report the news allowing their viewers to decide.  But in this case they have gleefully joined in the attempt to dismiss Representative Paul as a serious contender.
From their much respected former anchor and current chief political analyst Brit Hume, their chief political correspondent “Campaign” Carl Cameron to their current anchor Bret Baier this team which offered a hope of unbiased news uses every opportunity to malign and marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters.  In 2008 it was merely Cameron who used loaded terms and sneers to ridicule Dr. Paul.  In this election cycle the entire network has piled on the anti-Paul band wagon.  Watching the lead up to the first votes was evidence enough.  Though Ron Paul scored in double digits in every poll we were told it meant nothing.  When he was near the top of polls his name wasn’t even mentioned.  Now that voting has started when he places 3rd in Iowa and 2nd in New Hampshire it is treated as a curiosity, an anomaly as if all those voters had somehow pulled the wrong lever.  Shame on you Fox News for leaving fair and balanced behind.
The establishment does everything in its power to stop the one choice that might mean an end to their precipitous rush to the precipice of power.  They believe they neutered the Tea Party in 2011 when they turned the new majority in the House to the dark side sustaining the old leadership, passing the Patriot Act, and raising the debt limit.  They feel secure treating Ron Paul and his legions of supporters as kooks advancing unworkable ideas and antiquated principles. 
Every election is important.  This one is for the soul of America.  Will we continue down the road to become just another social welfare democracy?  Will the greatest experiment in human freedom become a kleptocracy where the perpetually re-elected shovel out sweetheart deals to cronies as the cronies shovel back contributions to keep them in office?  Is our government just a huge money laundering scam with a printing press using a Ponzi scheme to keep the marks happy?  Are we fated to become the sacrificial lamb on the altar of avarice and greed?  The establishment says yes.  Their news media fellow travelers say yes.  What will we the people say?
Will we rise up and demand a return to limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom, or will we the people meekly accept our assigned role as we the sheeple?  Will the descendants of the founders wake up and reclaim their heritage, or will we believe the Progressive line that constitutionally limited government is an unworkable idea and that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is an antiquated principle?
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the author of the History of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens

The Land of the Free & The Home of the Brave




A video is making it rounds around the internet.  It appears that some marines that are based out of Camp Lejeune are urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters. If this is true and this really is what they did these men need to face military justice.  Standing up and saying that this behavior is unacceptable is not an indication that you are a fan of the Taliban.


Sadly, many are not only justifying this behavior but they are celebrating it.  Some comments that I have seen have gone as far as to say they should have taken a "dump" on them and used the Koran as toilet paper.  They are being celebrated as heroes.


Nothing about this is heroic.  We have the greatest military force on the face of the earth.  One of the reason that we have that is discipline.  Discipline that men follow the orders of their superiors.  Discipline that teaches them about honor and service to our nation. Discipline that gives them the courage to go into a theatre of war.  A type of discipline that so many others in our society are sorely lacking, that the rest of pay high prices in the forms of entitlement programs and crime.


What these marines did was endanger the lives of men and women serving in Afghanistan.  This video will not only be seen by people in the United States. This will be seen all over the world.  It will continue the message that the likes of al Qaeda sends that we are evil, or the Iranian version of the great satan.


America has stood up to tyranny all over the world.  We have freed millions upon millions people from the likes of Hitler and other evil men.  We went toe to toe with the likes of Stalin.  We won the cold war without firing a shot because we stood by our principles.  All life has dignity and everyone deserves the chance to experience freedom.  We scoff at the other leaders of the world who deny their citizens basic human rights.  We set up radio stations around the world to give people hope that one day they would experience the same types of human rights that we espouse. We have people fighting tooth and nail in this country to protect our freedoms that many believe are eroding before our eyes.


There is evil in the world, no one can deny that.  But do we overcome it by doing this?  I believe in American   exceptionalism.  I honor the troops for the service that they provide to our country.  I expect that they live up to that honor.  This is not an American value and should not be tolerated or celebrated.  



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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Video: Mitt v. Mitt

Even though it's from the Democratic National Committee, the truth is apparent: Mitt Romney is a flip-flopper extraordinaire.


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Top Iran Nuke Scientist Killed in Blast

A blast killed a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran today. The attack bears many similarities to other similar fates faced by Iranians working on the clandestine nuclear program. Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed when two people on a motorcycle placed a magnetic bomb to his vehicle. There has been at least one similar attack in the past, which the Islamic Republic blamed on the United States and Israel.
Roshan was a chemistry expert who was involved in building polymeric layers for gas separation, which is the use of various membranes to isolate gases. He was also deputy director of Natanz uranium enrichment plant, in central Iran, for commercial affairs. According to conservative news website mashreghnews.ir, Roshan was in charge of purchasing and supplying equipment for the facility.
Natanz is the centerpiece of Iran’s efforts to make its own nuclear fuel. But Iran said earlier this week it was expanding some operations to a bunker-like site south of Tehran protected under 300 feet of rock. The existence of the Fordo facility has been known for more than two years, but some Western officials fear the opening of the labs could be another step toward developing nuclear arms.
This comes as tensions are visibly rising. Iran is also being squeezed by new oil sanctions, which could spark conflict.

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Official New Hampshire Results

The primary has long been called for Mr. Romney, but so you may digest the official results from the Granite State:

Romney - 94,252 - 40%.
Paul - 54,511 - 23%.
Huntsman - 40,388 - 17%.
Gingrich - 22,518 - 10%.
Santorum - 22,292 - 9%.
Perry - 1,668 - 1%.

Romney is the big winner - he not only increased his vote share from 2008 by over 15,000, but he got over 40% of the vote and nearly doubled his next closest opponent. Plus - he has become the first man since Gerald Ford to win both Iowa's Caucuses and New Hampshire's first in the nation primary..........

Momentum, baby.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romney Wins New Hampshire Primary

Mitt Romney is projected to win the New Hampshire Republican primary, likely by double digits. This result was expected and the news to be made is how close the final tally is.

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Live New Hampshire Primary Results

We'll update this article again when the final tallies are in.

Update- 8:35PM- With 20.9% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.5%
Ron Paul- 24.9%
Jon Huntsman- 16.9%
Newt Gingrich- 10.3%
Rick Santorum- 10.1%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 8:29PM- With 19.3% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.5%
Ron Paul- 24.7%
Jon Huntsman- 17.0%
Newt Gingrich- 10.3%
Rick Santorum- 10.1%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 8:21PM- With 17.3% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.5%
Ron Paul- 24.6%
Jon Huntsman- 17.3%
Newt Gingrich- 10.5%
Rick Santorum- 9.7%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 8:19PM- With 15.9% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.3%
Ron Paul- 24.7%
Jon Huntsman- 17.5%
Newt Gingrich- 10.4%
Rick Santorum- 9.6%
Rick Perry- .6%

Update- 8:14PM- With 14.3% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.4%
Ron Paul- 24.3%
Jon Huntsman- 17.9%
Newt Gingrich- 10.5%
Rick Santorum- 9.5%
Rick Perry- .6%

Update- 8:12PM- With 13.6% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.6%
Ron Paul- 24.1%
Jon Huntsman- 18.0%
Newt Gingrich- 10.4%
Rick Santorum- 9.5%
Rick Perry- .6%

Update- 8:07PM- With 12.0% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.5%
Ron Paul- 24.4%
Jon Huntsman- 17.4%
Newt Gingrich- 10.5%
Rick Santorum- 9.7%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 8:00PM- With 11.0% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.6%
Ron Paul- 24.6%
Jon Huntsman- 16.9%
Newt Gingrich- 10.7%
Rick Santorum- 9.7%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 7:58PM- With 10.3% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.5%
Ron Paul- 25.0%
Jon Huntsman- 16.2%
Newt Gingrich- 10.9%
Rick Santorum- 9.9%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 7:54PM- With 8.3% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 36.4%
Ron Paul- 24.5%
Jon Huntsman- 15.5%
Newt Gingrich- 11.1%
Rick Santorum- 10.0%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 7:51PM- With 6.6% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 35.9%
Ron Paul- 25.3%
Jon Huntsman- 15.0%
Newt Gingrich- 11.1%
Rick Santorum- 10.0%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 7:49PM- With 5.3% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 36.2%
Ron Paul- 25.3%
Jon Huntsman- 14.7%
Newt Gingrich- 11.3%
Rick Santorum- 10.0%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 7:44PM- With 4.7% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 36.6%
Ron Paul- 24.6%
Jon Huntsman- 14.7%
Newt Gingrich- 11.5%
Rick Santorum- 10.1%
Rick Perry- .7%

Update- 7:38PM- With 3.7% reporting:

Mitt Romney- 36.9%
Ron Paul- 24.1%
Jon Huntsman- 14.5%
Newt Gingrich- 11.7%
Rick Santorum- 10.3%
Rick Perry- .6%

We at Pundit Press will be updating the results from the Iowa Caucus tonight with plenty of updates. Note that number may not add up to 100% as there will be some votes for Herman Cain, Buddy Roemer, "Other," and "no preference."

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Indonesia Earthquake

Breaking news. An earthquake has hit off the coast of Indonesia. It is estimated as a 7.3 and a tsunami warning has been sent.

More from Fox:

It was centered 18 miles beneath the ocean floor.

Arief Akhir, an official with Indonesia's geological agency, said a tsunami warning has been issued.

Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


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New Hampshire Votes

Hundreds of thousands of Granite State voters are heading to the polls today to select the Republican nominee for the 2012 election, although polling and early results indicate Mitt Romney will likely be victorious by a wide margin. Strong turnout was predicted earlier, but this morning's slow trickle has some questioning that.

I personally believe Mr. Romney is going to destroy his competition with near 40%; Huntsman by the thinnest of margins places second ahead of Paul; Santorum finishes fourth; Gingrich disappointingly fifth and Perry sixth - barely polling ahead of Buddy Roemer.

There have been numerous surprises in New Hampshire before, so don't rule out anything occurring, but all paths point to Romney at this point and I don't see anything, or anyone, interfering with that.

All precints are open until eight this evening - so head out and vote! Make your voice be known, New Hampshire and be proud of your coveted first in the nation primary!

Indonesia Tsunami Warning

Breaking news. An earthquake has hit off the coast of Indonesia. It is estimated as a 7.3 and a tsunami warning has been sent.

More from Fox:

It was centered 18 miles beneath the ocean floor.

Arief Akhir, an official with Indonesia's geological agency, said a tsunami warning has been issued.

Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


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Romney Leads New Hampshire After Small Towns Vote

The small New Hampshire towns of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location have cast their traditional mid-night votes and the results are good for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney: he leads by two.

Romney - 7.
Paul - 5.
Huntsman - 4.
Gingrich - 2.
Perry - 1.
Santorum - 0.

I always enjoy seeing the results from these two small towns, which would open their polls early for railroad workers who couldn't vote during the day, and keep this unique Granite State tradition going. Besides, it gives political junkies awake at two o'clock some results to partially, half-asleep digest.

Stay tuned for more Pundit Press coverage of New Hampshire.

Monday, January 9, 2012

What Jay-Z Really Thinks of the 99%

Over the weekend Jay-Z and Beyonce became the proud parents of a healthy baby girl, Blue Ivy.  Wonderful, good for them.  It is nice to see a high-powered couple happily married and bringing children into the world.  


Jay-Z is a big supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  He wants to pay more taxes.  Why exactly he just doesn't fill out a 1040 EZ and pay the full 35% is beyond me, but he wants to see more tax dollars go to the "underprivileged".  Of course the meaning of underprivileged is a relative term.  


Jay-Z is also a man who decided to sell T-Shirts for the Occupy Wall Street movement on his Roca-Wear website, but didn't feel the need to share the profits with the movement.  After being publicly shamed, the shirts came down off his clothing line's website.  As far as anyone knows, no profits off what were sold was ever given to the movement.  


But, getting back to his daughter.  She made her way into the world at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.  One of the busiest hospitals in the most populated city in America.  The Carter's (Jay-Z's given name) pulled out all the stops to protect the privacy of their new bundle of joy.  While I completely agree that no woman would ever want pictures of her in the middle of child birth to show up on some rag paper for worldwide consumption.  Who can blame them.  They wanted to protect their baby.  I would want to do the same.  


So they decided to make sure no one could bother them.  They hired security and bought out the entire floor of the hospital to ensure the big moment was a private family affair.  The problem is that the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was also on that floor.


Newborn and preemies that are fighting for their lives were on that floor.  Parents who are dealing with the stress of having a child in that precarious position had to deal with their security.  

Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by BeyoncĂ©’s bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub.
Coulon griped that he’s been repeatedly barred from the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit, once for 20 minutes, by the superstar couple’s private security.
He said bodyguards wearing headsets even cleared the sixth floor waiting room, booting his relatives out.

He goes on
:“I know they spent $1.3 million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy, but the treatment we received was not okay,” Coulon said. “My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins. She is sore. Nobody needs this.”
No brand new mom of preemies who are dealing with their babies in distress should be forced to deal with this.  It is reported that they paid $1.3 million dollars for the floor.  For that kind of money she could have gone to a more private hospital setting and given birth there instead of inconveniencing stressed out parents.  

Hey occupiers, this is what he really thinks of the 99%.  Oh, and by the way, blue is a color, not a name.  


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BCS National Championship Game Prediction

LSU 17, Alabama 14

It will be a close, tightly matched game. What will make the difference is LSU's superiority on special teams.

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Tavis Smiley Gets a Taste of the Race Card


Tavis Smiley, a favorite of mine, is getting a taste of the leftist use of the race card.  Smiley is an activist for issues within the black community.  He wants the issues of poverty and high unemployment addressed.  While he and I agree on that, we strongly disagree with ways in which to accomplish them.  When I talk about the president and how his policies are failing, I get called a racist.  


Well, Mr. Smiley is seeing how annoying it is to have your dissent thrown back in your face.  Smiley was scheduled to be a speaker at a celebration remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and he has been summarily dismissed.  Why?  He has been critical of the president.  


It doesn't seem to matter that Smiley has a point and the needs of the black community have not been addressed under this administration.  The unemployment numbers are reaching historical proportions, the levels of people becoming dependent upon food stamps is growing and has long since reached record numbers.  


The latest numbers are that more than 26% of those on food stamps are black, while they only make up 12.6% of the total population.  That is a staggering number.  Smiley has the right to be outraged at these numbers.  The black community is falling further behind, partially due to the 'great recession", but that is far from the only reason.  


But, apparently, he is not allowed to say so.  Heaven forbid a left leaning black man say anything against "The One".  The great black hope, that has done nothing to deserve that title.  He has done nothing to help that community address the real issues that are plaguing them.  Of course he is the president of the entire country, but there were expectations of what he would do for the black community.  


Both he and Michelle have not really addressed some of the real issues.  Poor educational choices (oh, that's right, they don't believe in choice except when it comes to abortion), rising unemployment, 72% of all children are born to single mothers.  Study after study has shown that babies born into single homes are far more likely to face a life of poverty and are less likely to get a college degree.  Without a good education the chances of lifting yourself out of poverty become almost non-existent.  None of these issues have been addresses by the first family.  


It has been extremely disappointing to see the first black president who by all appearances has a close family unit not addressing the problems within their own community.  He has the perfect platform to stand up and talk about being involved in your child's life.  He grew up without a dad, he knows how that can affect a child.  He knows how that can affect the financial stability within a family.  Yet he says very little.  Michelle should be out making these points, yet she has chosen to worry about obesity.  Not fitness, but obesity.  She has chosen to help create one size fits all government programs to address these issues and force the non obese to comply to them as well.  She spends little to no time addressing the family unit.  


Well Tavis, welcome to my world.  Saying anything against this president means one thing and one thing only, you are a raaaaacist.  The so called black leaders in this country are more interested in appearances than calling the president out on these issues.  Remember when Emanuel Cleaver said this?


“If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House, there is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”
So you see Tavis, it has never been about whether the president is addressing the issues.  It is about you knowing your place.  You are not allowed to criticize his holiness.  You are not allowed to the leave the democratic plantation; pointing out that all the poor get under this president is more handouts that keep them dependent.  He is the great black hope, just ignore the fact that his hope and change has been a big fat failure.  As I said, welcome to my world.  


As an aside, maybe Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were not too far off about there comments there Tavis.  They just may have been on to something.  



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Arrest Photo of Sami Osmakac

Here is the arrest photo of 25 year old Sami Osmakac. As Thomas reported earlier, Osmakac was arrested on Saturday for plotting to bomb several crowded locations in the Tampa Florida area.


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Who is Sami Osmakac?

News has broken in the last hour or so of an arrest related to terror charges. Yugoslav-born Sami Osmakac was allegedly plotting a shooting and bombing in Flordia. Osmakac is an Islamic extremist who 'wanted to die the Islamic way.'

Now, Osmakac is in jail, and people are trying to find out about him. Osmakac was born in the former Yugoslavia, in what is today the country of Kosovo. Kosovo is a majority-Albanian speaking country that is one of the most pro-American on the planet. American intervention in the 1990s to stop genocide has earned many admirers in the Muslim country. However, Osmakac apparently is not one of them.

By looking for a Facebook profile, we see that the potential jihadist does not have one. Usually name recognition allows for some overlap, but no one with his name is connected.

Osmakac is 25 and was arrested in Florida.

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Defending Romney's Bain Tenure

The latest excuse for primary voters to oppose Mitt Romney is his tenure with Bain Capital and the dealings that took place during his near fifteen years with the company, which he helped to found.

Bain's purpose was to invest in up start companies, buy out financially troubled firms and even shut down the unsound businesses. During his tenure Romney oversaw the investment in Staples, which exploded from one locally owned store in the 1980's to well over one thousand nationwide today.

But constant success isn't possible for any company, and Bain is no exception. The company bought firms and businesses out that performed poorly, and lay offs were necessary, while other times they saved thousands of jobs. Such is your scorecard when you're investing in the private sector, where no outcome is assured.

Romney set the groundwork for Bain, which has gone on to invest or purchase Toys R Us, Domino's Pizza, The Weather Channel and The Sports Authority.

I don't see the trouble with his record at Bain. Some investments succeeded and others failed; people were hired and some were fired. That's our private sector and Romney did his best to make everyone succeed during his tenure - he doesn't deserve ridicule for taking the capitalist's risk of investing and sometimes failing.

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Breaking: Global Warming Saving Earth from Ice Age Catastrophe

Remember all of the predictions of how the earth was going to increase temperature so much that it would be difficult for human life to remain? Well, if carbon emissions are raising temperatures, it may be saving our descendants from a horrible frozen wasteland.

According to some scientists now, there's a pretty good chance that the earth is entering into another ice age. But, then again, there was the prediction that the earth was going to have the ice caps melt and life become insufferable. Maybe both will happen at the same time.

In any case, it doesn't sound like the predictive measure of climatology is too much better than that of politics. Can you tell me who the president will be in 3035? No-- well, then you're a non-believer or a "political change skeptic."

"At current levels of CO2, even if emissions stopped now we'd probably have a long interglacial duration determined by whatever long-term processes could kick in and bring [atmospheric] CO2 down," said Luke Skinner from Cambridge University.

Dr Skinner's group - which also included scientists from University College London, the University of Florida and Norway's Bergen University - calculates that the atmospheric concentration of CO2 would have to fall below about 240 parts per million (ppm) before the glaciation could begin.

The current level is around 390ppm.

Well, maybe my headline was a bit off, because the scientists are also claiming that if the temperature did go up due to CO2 emissions, we're still facing a balmy, watery death, followed by freezing in a little more than 1,000 years.

Of course, a lot of these gradual changes in temperature and climate patterns could be part of a natural set of occurances. Nah, manbearpig sounds even better.

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Sami Osmakac Facebook

News has broken in the last hour or so of an arrest related to terror charges. Yugoslav-born Sami Osmakac was allegedly plotting a shooting and bombing in Flordia. Osmakac is an Islamic extremist who 'wanted to die the Islamic way.'

Now, Osmakac is in jail, and people are trying to find out about him. Osmakac was born in the former Yugoslavia, in what is today the country of Kosovo. Kosovo is a majority-Albanian speaking country that is one of the most pro-American on the planet. American intervention in the 1990s to stop genocide has earned many admirers in the Muslim country. However, Osmakac apparently is not one of them.

By looking for a Facebook profile, we see that the potential jihadist does not have one. Usually name recognition allows for some overlap, but no one with his name is connected.

Osmakac is 25 and was arrested in Florida.

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