Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the “True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.
“The next few months are critical to the telling of our story,” she said. “Our goal is the make the 2012 elections the freest and fairest the country has ever seen.” Engelbrecht acknowledged this is a tall order. The various pressure groups opposed to photo identification requirements are very well funded and well organized. But they are not on the side of public opinion.
The latest survey from Rasmussen finds that 64 percent of likely U.S. voters see voter fraud as a serious problem. The same survey also reports that 73 percent of Americans do not view photo ID laws as being discriminatory.
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Founded in 1897 by Ransom Olds, Oldsmobileânot Fordâwas the first company to mass produce automobiles. After it became part of General Motors in 1908, it shifted to making luxury vehicles. Sales soared in the 1970s and 80sâthe Cutlass was the top-selling car in America in 1976âbut by the 90s, Oldsmobile had lost its market to other GM divisions. Amid declining profitability, GM discontinued the line in 2004 after 107 years. The first Oldsmobile was the Curved Dash. What was the last? More…
You do know, even animals are not as sick as islamics!
Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner
As the nationâs elite journalists arrived at the Washington Hilton to hobnob with President Obama at the White House Correspondentsâ Dinner, many were met by a small group of protesters shouting âdonât believe the liberal pressâ and holding signs adorned with photos of deceased conservative activist Andrew Breitbart.
Rules followed to the letter by people who have no clue on how to actually make a decision not to follow the rules in this instance:
You canât fully blame this one on the TSA, but, you can blame the over-blown security measures that TSA has put in place
(NJ.com) The failure to properly screen a baby for weapons or explosives led toÂ flight delays and hours of inconvenience for passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport today.
The security breach, which sparked the evacuation of a section of Terminal C, also exposed tensions between the Transportation Security Administration and the Port Authority Police Department, which makes final determinations about shutdowns and passenger re-screening.
A TSA official said police were told the security slipup carried a âlow risk factorâ given the circumstances of the incident, in which the child was handed from one parent to another during a metal detector walkthrough. Both parents were properly screened before leaving for their gate.
A short time later, TSA personnel realized the baby had not been checked and began searching for the family.
Geologists say that they have found evidence to support the ancient Greek historian Herodotus’s account of a tsunami that saved a Greek village from Persian invaders in 479 BCE. In his account, Herodotus states that “a great flood-tide of the sea” killed hundreds of Persian soldiers who had besieged the city of Potidaea. He also indicates that many smaller tsunamis had struck there in the past. Sediment in the area where Potidaea once stood shows signs of massive marine events, and excavations of a nearby city have uncovered seashells that were likely deposited there by a tsunami. More …
An almost getting old joke, but still funny, even if you have heard it or seen it before:
President Obama goes to a primary school to talk to the kids.
After his talk he offers question time.
One little boy puts up his hand, and Obama asks him his name.
âWalter,â responds the little boy.
âAnd what is your question, Walter?â
âI have four questions:
âFirst, âWhy did the USA Bomb Libya without the support of the Congress?â
Second, âWhy do you keep saying you fixed the economy when itâs actuallygotten worse?â
Third, âWhy did you say that Jeremiah Wright was your mentor, then said that you knew nothing about his preaching and beliefs?â
Fourth, âWhy are we lending money to Brazil to drill for oil, but America is not allowed to drill for oil?â
Just then, the bell rings for recess.
Obama informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.
When they resume Obama says, âOK, where were we? Oh, thatâs right: questiontime.. Who has a question?â
Another little boy puts up his hand.
Obama points him out and asks him hisname.
âSteve,â he responds.
âAnd what is your question, Steve?â
Actually, I have two questions.
First, âWhy did the recess bell ring 20 minutes early?â
Second, âWhat the fuck happened to Walter?â
This is the a damn good definition of IRONY from the Obama regime once again!
(CNSNews.com) â A federal government that is $15.6 trillion in debt is currently using its âbully pulpitâ to run 16 different programs to teach citizens âfinancial literacy,â according to the Government Accountability Office, the accounting agency of the U.S. Congress.
Previously, relying on a study by the RAND Corporation, the GAO had reported that the federal government operated 56 programs to teach citizens âfinancial literacy.â However, it subsequently determined that 16 was a better count of what it called the governmentâs âsignificant financial literacy programs.â
Even among these 16 federal programs that teach citizens âfinancial literacy,â the GAO found that there is some duplication of efforts and no definitive way to measure the programsâ effectiveness.
The GAO said it held a forum last year where people concluded that the federal government enjoyed a unique âbully pulpitâ from which it could preach to citizens about handling their money.
âAt our forum last year on financial literacy, many participants said that the federal government had a unique role to play in promoting greater financial capability,â Alicia Puente Cackley, the GAOâs director of financial markets and community investmentâ told a subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security Committee in written testimony submitted Thursday. âThey noted that the federal government has a built-in âbully pulpitâ that can be used to draw attention to this issue.â
At the close of business the day before the GAO submitted this testimony, the federal debt stood at $15,623,285,528,454.41, according to the U.S. Treasury. In its latest Monthly Budget Report, released on April 6, the Congressional Budget Office said the federal government ran a deficit of $777 billion in just the first six months of fiscal 2012 (October 2011âMarch 2012).
âIn prior work, we cited a 2009 report that had identified 56 federal financial literacy programs among 20 agencies,â the GAO told the subcommittee. âThat report, conducted by the RAND Corporation, was based on a survey that had asked federal agencies to self-identify their financial literacy efforts. However, our subsequent analysis of these 56 programs found that there was a high degree of inconsistency in how different agencies defined financial literacy programs or efforts and whether they counted related efforts as one or multiple programs. We believe that our count of 16 significant federal financial literacy programs or activities and 4 housing counseling programs is based on a more consistent set of criteria.â
Another story of TSA agents gone wild! Hey, someone should start a video series “TSA Agents Gone Wild!”
Okay, I now have definitive proof that al Qaeda has actually won. It hasnât achieved the dissolution of the United States, or succeeded in murdering millions of Americans, orÂ re-established the Caliphate, but it has caused our government to debase itself in the name of security. To wit:
My mother-in-law was traveling home to Rhode Island from Washington Reagan airport this past Tuesday night when, passing through the TSA naked-porno machine, she triggered an alarm.
A bit of background before I continue: My mother-in-law, though youthful in outlook and an all-around very attractive person, is also 79-years-old,Â 4â11? if sheâs lucky, and weighs about 110 pounds. She was in Washington to visit her grandchildren, and to lobby the Rhode Island congressional delegation as part of the American Library Associationâs National Library Legislative Day. She is not a threatening person, in appearance or demeanor. I donât know this for sure, but I think she was probably carrying a library tote bag of some sort â or perhaps it was an NPR tote bag â as she approached the security checkpoint. A general rule: terrorists donât carry tote bags.
She entered the machine and struck the humiliating pose one is forced to strike â hands up, as in an armed robbery â and then walked out, when she was asked by a TSA agent, in a voice loud enough for several people to hear, âAre you wearing a sanitary napkin?â
I find this funny as hell!
More jobs saved or created by the Obama administration! But wasnât finding âchaperonesâ how this whole thingÂ got started?
Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.
The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.
The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, are the agencyâs latest attempt to respond to the scandal that surfaced as President Barack Obama was headed to a Latin American summit in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.
At a press conference, President Obama introduced the first volunteer to be a Secret Service chaperone:
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This is why islamics are just worse than animals! And why all non-islamics, with the serious exclusion of liberals, should not have a damn thing to do with these freaks! Send them all, wherever they are on our planet, back to the sands of arabia and let them kill each other (hey, they kill a woman, they can have sex with her for up to 6 hours).
(Guardian) â The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been found dumped by the roadside in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.
Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was kidnapped by suspected militants on 5 January on his way home from work.
âThe ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms this barbaric act,â ICRC director-general Yves Daccord said in a statement. âAll of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalilâs family and friends.â
Police discovered Daleâs head and body wrapped in plastic near a western bypass road on Sunday. His name was written on the white plastic bag with black marker.
Safdar Hussain, the first doctor to examine the body, said: âHe was killed about 12 hours ago.â
Quetta is the capital of south-western Baluchistan, Pakistanâs biggest but poorest province, where Baluch separatist militants are fighting a protracted insurgency for more autonomy and control over the areaâs natural resources. Pro-Taliban militants are also active in the province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.
Dale had worked for the ICRC and the British Red Cross in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq before coming to Pakistan. He had been managing a health programme for Baluchistan for almost a year when he was abducted, the ICRC statement said.
Again, our obama regime is still silent on this! But then, it is Christians being killed, not islamics, so it is okay by the obama regime. Check Syria, everyone is so distraught over the islamics there killing each other!
(ABC News) âPolice say at least eight people have been killed in an attack on a church service at a Nigerian university in the northern city of Kano.
Explosions and gunfire rocked Bayero University, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they were being held on campus.
One of the services was being held outdoors, while the second was inside a building, but with an overflow audience outside, witnesses said.
Officials were unable to confirm casualty figures, but one correspondent counted six bullet-riddled bodies near one of the two sites and said other bodies had been seen on a roadside by the university.
Musical instruments and half-eaten meals could be seen at the site of one of the services.
An army spokesman confirmed the attack but could not provide a casualty toll.
Lieutenant Iweha Ikedichi said it appeared the attackers used bombs and gunfire in the assault.
Witnesses said the attackers arrived in a car and two motorcycles, opening fire and throwing homemade bombs, causing a stampede.
They said worshippers were gunned down as they sought to flee.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the attack was similar to others carried out by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
(Daily Mail) â Barack Obama has already held more fundraising events to build cash for his re-election bid than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.
The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the Presidentâs Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.
Doherty, who has compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.
Since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in 1980, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004.
Doherty, a political science professor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has also analysed presidential travel to battleground or swing states, which change and fluctuate in number with each election cycle.