As TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras continues to be the most despicable, humanity devoid fulcrum of everything that’s wrong, Good Morning America’s Andrea Canning decides to go after what is arguably the show’s most criminal ingredient: The concoction of Mountain Dew and Red Bull unfit mother June Shannon makes her six-year-old Alana drink in order to keep her alert during pageants.
“There are far worse things,” Shannon said in her defense. “I could be giving her alcohol.”
Once you have seen this, you can never unseen it again! Doing this just to warp up your mind a little today…hahahahhahahaha
What an AXE……
(Sun) — Pakistan yesterday warned Britain to help stop the American “Drone Wars” that are slaughtering hundreds of its innocent civilians.
The nuclear power chillingly declared it “has the means” to retaliate unless the carnage ceases.
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan told The Sun in an exclusive interview that his country’s relations with America are at their lowest ebb.
He said: “Patience is definitely reaching exhaustion levels.” Mr Hasan said Pakistan backs the War on Terror waged by Britain and the US.
But he urged PM David Cameron to condemn US drone attacks on al-Qaeda and Taliban training camps in the north west of his country — dubbing them as “war crimes” and “little more than state executions”.
( a real us goverment would tell pakistan where to get off. oh, we do not have a real us government do we?)
And then there is this:
MIRAMSHAH: A US drone attack targeting a militant compound killed 10 insurgents in a troubled Pakistani tribal region on Wednesday, security officials said. Moreover, a BBCUrdu report quoted local authorities as saying that those killed in the strike were militants from the Haqqani network.
Two missiles hit the compound located in Tappi, 10 kilometres southeast of Miramshah, the main town in volatile North Waziristan near the Afghan border, a military official in Peshawar said.
“The attack triggered fire in the compound and 10 militants were killed,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
The dead included some foreign militants from Central Asia, another security official said but offered no details.
Some local residents in Tappi contacted by AFP said the militants announced over a mosque loudspeaker that funeral prayers for the dead will be held on Wednesday afternoon.
US officials say Pakistan’s tribal belt provides sanctuary to Taliban fighting in Afghanistan, al Qaeda groups plotting attacks on the West, Pakistani Taliban who routinely bomb Pakistan and other foreign fighters.
Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday accused Republicans of trying to derail the national economic recovery for political purposes after talks to extend the payroll tax holiday hit a wall.
“We’ve had five straight months of the unemployment rate coming down. Let’s make no mistake, there are some Republicans who think that doesn’t really work with their strategy of defeating President Obama. These are some of the same voices who are opposing any bipartisan agreement to extend the payroll tax cut,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.).
When asked whether he thought Republicans were intentionally attempting to derail the economic recovery to bolster their chances in November, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said: “It appears that is true.”
“Based upon the battles, the number of battles they’ve had, especially as we’ve seen with the debates with the Republican candidates — what are they going to talk about if the economy continues to improve?” he said.
In the House, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made a similar argument.
“We’re having success — the economy is starting to grow,” said Hoyer. “[But] there are some here, frankly, who are just as satisfied to have the economy not grow, not create jobs, not have GDP growth, so it can help their politics.”
Republicans met the arguments from Democrats head-on by saying they have always been in favor of extending the tax cut. Republicans in both chambers accused Democrats of making little genuine effort to reach an agreement. They say Democrats are more interested in painting Republicans as obstructionists to suit their own electoral interests than finding common ground.
Read the article here.
These freaking idiot cops should be FIRED!
story here (hope this never happens to you)
A teacher at a high school outside of Miami faces suspension after being accused of making racist remarks against a Haitian student by calling him ‘little chocolate boy.’
Leslie Rainer, who is black, is fighting back against the allegations and saying her remarks were taken out of context.
But this isn’t the first time she’s been in trouble with the school. In 2010, an atheist teacher claimed Ms Rainer and another teacher sprinkled holy water on her in front of her students.
She claims she was not calling the student chocolate, but instead was referring to chocolate she hands out to her students.
‘We were discussing the different chocolates and how the kids don’t like dark chocolates so that’s when the comment was made,’ Ms Rainer, 46, said.
But Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie says the remark is part of a pattern of ‘inappropriate conduct towards her part-Haitian, minority descent students,’ according to the compliant filed against Ms Rainer.
Imagine how horrified the kid would be to wake up in a chocolate city.
The American public’s dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.
The conservative think tank’s annual Index of Dependence on Government tracks money spent on housing, health, welfare, education subsidies and other federal programs that were “traditionally provided to needy people by local organizations and families.”
The increase under Obama is the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president, the data show.
The rise was driven mainly by increases in housing subsidies, an expansion in Medicaid and changes to the welfare system, along with a sharp rise in food stamps, the study found.
(MNDaily) — In 2005, Afrik Grocery and Halal Meat on Cedar Avenue needed to expand. Owner Abdi Adem, who operates his business under Sharia law, needed to find a loan that funded the expansion and complied with his religious beliefs.
Finding the loan was easier than he expected.
Since December 2006, the city of Minneapolis, in partnership with the African Development Center, has given out 54 loans in a way that is compliant with Islamic law by using a fixed rate in place of a variable interest rate, which some considered sinful.
Instead of charging interest, the city and the ADC estimate how long it will take the business to pay off the loan and totals what the interest would be. That amount is added as a lump sum to the total cost of the loan.
“It feels like, looks like and acts like a loan, but it’s just a different way of looking at it,” said Hussein Samatar, executive director of the ADC.
Abdulwahid Qalinle, an adjunct associate professor of Islamic law at the University of Minnesota, said interest rates can be considered sinful under Sharia law.
“Islam has specific guidelines where people can acquire wealth and how to spend their wealth,” Qalinle said.
(somehow, I just don’t see the ACLU rushing into this)
(The Hill) — A group of Republican lawmakers is protesting the removal a reference to God in the patch logo for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO).
The 35 lawmakers, led by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), wrote a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz urging them to restore the logo with a reference to God.
Forbes warned that the action taken by the RCO could set a “dangerous precedent” when it comes to religion and the military.
“The action taken by the RCO suggests that all references to God, regardless of their context, must be removed from the military,” Forbes wrote. “As we are confident that your legal advisors would not suggest that censorship is required for compliance with the First Amendment, we ask that you reverse this perplexing decision.”
The patch logo was changed after a military atheist group, the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, protested the reference to God on the patch. The patch has a saying on it in Latin, which is common for military patches, that tranlates to: “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.”
(strange, but not one democrat signed)
So, the BLS says the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.3%. Are you both jobless and among the *officially* unemployed?
Given that the reported rate actually excludes millions of jobless Americans, chances are likely that you aren’t. This cartoon illustrates why this is so:
I saw any good looking woman tebowing like this, I would join her real quick! (unless wife was with me, then I could not)
by Andrew Restuccia – The Hill
President Obama’s jobs council called Tuesday for an “all-in approach” to energy policy that includes expanded oil-and-gas drilling as well as expediting energy projects like pipelines.
“[W]e should allow more access to oil, natural gas and coal opportunities on federal lands,” states the year-end report released Tuesday by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
The report does not specifically mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but it endorses moving forward quickly with projects that “deliver electricity and fuel,” including pipelines.
“The Council recognizes the important safety and environmental concerns surrounding these types of projects, but now more than ever, the jobs and economic and energy security benefits of these energy projects require us to tackle the issues head-on and to expeditiously, though cautiously, move forward on projects that can support hundreds of thousands of jobs,” the report says.
“[R]egulatory and permitting obstacles that could threaten the development of some energy projects negatively impact jobs and weaken our energy infrastructure need to be addressed,” the report says. “Speedy adoption of best practice standards would allow government officials to reduce regulatory and permitting obstacles to important energy projects.”
Under a payroll tax cut packaged signed into law in December, the president must make a decision on [the Keystone XL oil pipeline] by Feb. 21. White House and administration officials have said they will have little choice but to reject the pipeline under the deadline, arguing they will not have enough time to adequately review the project.
The looming deadline has set off an aggressive lobbying campaign. Republicans and industry officials argue that the project has been subject to sufficient review and is essential for boosting the ailing economy and creating jobs.
But environmental groups and other opponents of the pipeline have raised concerns about greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands production, as well as potential oil spills.
House Republicans quickly pounced on the jobs council report Tuesday, noting that the recommendations echo their “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.
Read the article here.
Fox Nation also reports the same Jobs Council came up with these recommendations:
- lowering corporate tax rates to “internationally competitive levels,” saying that would boost investment within U.S. borders, and broadening the corporate tax base by eliminating deductions and loopholes.
- called for a series of reforms to further streamline government rules and reduce the regulatory burden on businesses, which it said would enhance U.S. competitiveness.
(now, why does obama ignore his own people? because they told him the truth! not lies like all the others have done and continue to do so)
Now a Dutch artist has made the real CROC shoes!
Dutch artist Sit gives Crocs a much needed literal makeover.
His biting commentary on fashion is currently on display at NYC’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery as part of the “Hybrid Thinking” exhibit.
And now, yet another reason to NOT vote ever for Ron Paul!
Former president Bill Clinton has turned media critic – dubbing MSNBC “our version of Fox.”
Clinton told Esquire magazine MSNBC has become just like Fox News — and he blames the insatiable demand for cable news to have constant content as one of the reasons politics has become so caustic and divisive.
The existence of so many news channels and media outlets, Clinton said, “has contributed to less actual reporting and a louder, more contentious, more divisive public discourse, highlighting conflict, sometimes falsely.”
“I also think that the diffusion of the media has complicated things. For example, I was just watching — I don’t know if you heard what I said in the other room — I was just watching MSNBC, and they had a woman that used to work for me and a couple of other people on there, and they were talking about the Republican primary. And I was laughing. I said, ‘Boy, it really has become our version of Fox,’” he said in the piece in the February issue, which culls from interviews done on November 30 and December 16, 2011.
(actually, I would say MSNBC is a lot closer to that Russian commie rag called Pravda. Since both only spout the party line)
(Politico) — One union leader on President Obama’s jobs council drew attention Tuesday by abstaining from part of the panel’s latest report, but the panel’s only other labor leader is voicing even more profound disagreement with the committee’s stance on taxes, regulation and job creation.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting, but filed a stinging 1635-word dissent to the “Road Map to Renewal” adopted by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Trumka also charged that the 27-member panel Obama appointed, which is dominated by business and finance leaders, isn’t diverse enough to be making “balanced” policy proposals to the president. [...]
Trumka faulted the report and the council for omitting the “informed voices of environmental, consumer, women’s, civil rights, and community organizations.” He also used the language of the “Occupy” movement to frame what he views as the council’s fundamental problem .
“Our country has become dominated by the interests of the wealthiest 1% at the expense of the remaining 99%. It turns out that a country run in the interests of the wealthiest 1% systematically underinvests in public goods; systematically silences, disempowers, and underinvests in its workers; and in the end is less competitive and creates fewer jobs than a country that focuses on the interests of the 99%.”
(I laugh at union people talking. this guy is part of the 1% and if the union members were really half way smart, he would end up real quick as really equal to them and be one of the 99%. Plus the irony in all this is that Trumka is on the jobs council)
And another reason that one should VOTE for Newt Gingrich!
The largest Muslim civil liberties group in the United States on Wednesday condemned Newt Gingrich for saying he would only hire Muslims to his administration if they renounced the use of Islam’s Shariah law as a tool for U.S. government.
Calling Gingrich “one of the nation’s worst promoters of anti-Muslim bigotry,” the Council of American Islamic Relations suggested the Republican presidential candidate is a segregationist.
“Newt Gingrich’s vision of America segregates our citizens by faith. His outdated political ideas look backward to a time when Catholics and Jews were vilified and their faiths called a threat,” said CAIR Legislative Director Corey Sayolor in a statement.
“The time for bias in American politics has passed and Newt Gingrich looks like a relic of an ugly era,” Sayolor said.
CAIR said the release was prompted by the candidate’s remarks Tuesday in Columbia when, asked if he would ever endorse a Muslim running for president.
“It would depend entirely on whether they would commit in public to give up Shariah,” Gingrich said.
“A truly modern person who happened to worship Allah would not be a threat, a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any effort to impose it on the rest of us, would be a mortal threat,” Gingrich told the crowd, adding that he’s “totally opposed” to Shariah law being applied in American courts and favors a federal law that “preempts” its use.
And again, our weird ass president, Barack Obama, blaming others for his decision to not allow the Keystone project! Is he nuts or has he been again smoking hashish with his islamic buddies?
Speaker of the House John Boehner lambastedPresident Obama for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline during a press conference on Wednesday. “President Obama expedited approval of the Solyndra loan project, but won’t approve a project that’s been under review for over three years…President Obama is destroying tens of thousands of American jobs and shipping American energy security to the Chinese.”
President Obama defended himself in a statement saying Republican’s hurried deadline on the issue forced him to make the decision.
“The rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment,” Obama wrote. “I’m disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision, but it does not change my Administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.