May 2013

Abysmal Obamanomics: U.S. households 55% poorer

May 31, 2013
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The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.

The typical household has regained less than half its wealth, the analysis found. A separate Federal Reserve...

I Salute Our Dominant Female Overlords, Just Not In The Bedroom, Please!

May 30, 2013
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Quick! Spot the dominant figure in this image!

Why does all the fun stuff happen when I take a break? It  just pulls you back in. Hahaha (more…)

Lil’ Ol’ Me On Michele Bachmann At … NPR

May 30, 2013
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No, I didn’t write the NPR item – they aren’t that crazy! lol But I was glad that Liz Halloran reached out to me yesterday for my thoughts on Michele Bachmann. Frankly, I was beyond disappointed at some of those dumping on her.

Say what you want, she was a...

Three years of Dodd-Frank’s broken promises

May 30, 2013
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It’s been three years since the Senate passed the massive Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation named after its two lead sponsors, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank. Both men have since left the Congress, but their legacy legislation is being felt, and so far, the effects are not what...

Durbin not sure bloggers should be protected by “media shield law”

May 26, 2013
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On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said that it was too early to call for a special counsel to look into the Justice Department’s monitoring of journalists.

Instead, Durbin said he backed a “media shield law,” but was not sure if such a law would protect...

Michael Adebolajo was arrested and deported by Kenya for al Qaeda link in 2010

May 26, 2013
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Seriously, you can’t make this up. Michael Adebolajo was arrested and deported by Kenya for training to fight with al Qaeda in 2010. We also know MI5 tried to recruit Michael Adebolajo.

Forget is there anything wrong with this picture – is there anything right with it? It would...

Moon dust gathered by Neil Armstrong discovered in warehouse after 40 years

May 26, 2013
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Several miscellaneous bits and pieces of the first moon mission have orbited back into our field of view lately.

In March, it was pieces of the rocket that propelled Apollo 11 spaceward, kindly dragged from their watery grave by Amazon CEO and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos.

And more recently, the auction block played host to...

Julie Hermann and Rutgers Sports Lunacy

May 26, 2013
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This is ridiculous on so many levels. I don’t abide the former players witch hunt against Julie Hermann, nor am I bothered by a 20 year-old wedding video some gal used to sue her former school after she was fired. You can check out all the details at link below and...

DOJ Investigated New York Times Reporter, Too

May 26, 2013
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The New York Times reports the Department of Justice investigated national security leaks given to Times reporter David Sanger over his story last year about the Stuxnet virus by pulling all the email and phone records of government officials who communicated with the reporter. Last summer, Sanger reported the U.S. helped develop the Stuxnet virus and used it to attack Iran, becoming the first country to...

Grant Acord, 17 planned to attack his school with bombs

May 25, 2013
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An Oregon high school student is being charged with attempted murder after the authorities say he planned to attack his high school with bombs.The student, 17-year-old Grant Acord, was taken to a juvenile jail Thursday night after police received a tip that the youth was making a bomb to blow up...

Fifty arrested ahead of Paris anti-gay marriage rally

May 25, 2013
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Fifty opponents of gay marriage were arrested in central Paris late Saturday, police said, on the eve of a major protest against a new French law allowing homosexual couples to formally tie the knot.

Police expect 200,000 people to attend the rally on Sunday against gay marriage, with the crowds expected to...

Can A Farmer’s Rebellion Lift the California GOP?

May 25, 2013
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An election upset could send a pro-business Republican to Sacramento and give hope to the moribund state party.

Democrats were writing obituaries for Californias GOP after winning a supermajority in the state legislature last November, thus gaining veto-proof power to raise taxes. But their legislative lock may have slipped after this weeks...

Hillary Clinton Tell All: Bi-sexuality, Brain Cancer and Monica’s Baby!

May 25, 2013
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God bless the National Enquire for finally telling the truf!

HILLARY CLINTON has decided to TELL ALL in a blockbuster $25 million memoir – so there will be NO secrets left to uncover when she runs for president in 2016!

via WORLD EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE HILLARY CLINTON’s SHOCKING $25 MILLION TELL ALL – The...

Two freight trains collide in Missouri, bringing down overpass

May 25, 2013
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Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said. (more…)

French manhunt for man in Muslim prayer cap and jellabah

May 25, 2013
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The lone attacker was described as a young man wearing a Muslim prayer cap and a North African-style robe called a jellabah. According to a police account, he was monitored on security cameras and seen shedding his robe and fleeing in European clothes before disappearing into the crowd in a...

French Soldier Was Attacked with Box Cutter

May 25, 2013
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They’re quick to announce no link between this and the UK murder “t this time.” Yeah, well, give it time, eh?

His comment comes after a man armed with a box cutter attacked a French soldier patrolling the business district of Paris on Saturday evening and stabbed him in the neck.

Police sources...

French soldier stabbed by bearded North African man in “Arab-style garment”

May 25, 2013
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A French soldier in uniform patrolling a busy commercial district was stabbed in the throat by what’s reported to have been a bearded North African male wearing “an Arab-style garment under his jacket.” No word as to whether or not he was wearing a tri-corner hat and was one of...

Fort Greely: Lt. Colonel Joseph Miley investigated for allowing sexual favors between officers and soldiers

May 25, 2013
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Alrighty then. It just keeps getting better, or worse, depending upon your perspective. Whatever the case, I’ve never seen so many of these types of stories involving the military breaking at one time. Something is behind it all coming up at once.

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Miley’s wife, Tracey, featured as the August...

Monsignor Jack Doran, Newark Archdiocese resigns amid priest sex abuse scandal

May 25, 2013
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Monsignor John E. Doran will step down immediately as vicar general of the archdiocese as part of larger changes being implemented to protect children, Archbishop John J. Myers said in a letter that will be read in parishes across the archdiocese this weekend. In the letter, which church officials...

Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon

May 25, 2013
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Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn’t bring herself to wear it until Saturday, when she and thousands of other athletes joined...

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