Friday, August 24, 2012

Shirley Q Liquor: It's Hot In Houston!

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Lookout Tampa, Here Comes Sheriff Joe!

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HERE COME DE   (JUDGE)  SHERIFF

joe arpaioOver the past several years, two top cops have been center stage in the media.  Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation’s top cop and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the county’s top cop.  Most of the media has centered around Holder’s lawsuits against Arpaio for racial profiling against Hispanics.
Sadly, most of the nation has heard little to nothing about Arpaio’s investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Social Security Number and Selective Service Registration Card.  The Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse has uncovered substantial evidence to indicate that all three of these documents are forgeries and that the presentation of them to the general public constitutes fraud.  Citing Section 1 of Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Arpaio has called for a congressional investigation into Obama’s eligibility.  Unfortunately, no one in Congress has the backbone or fortitude to initiate their responsibility to Arpaio’s request and the American people.
But they just may get a chance to hear about it during the Republican National Convention.  Sheriff Joe has been asked to speak to a closed group of delegates from western states on August 30 at the zoo in Tampa.  The topic of his talk has not been disclosed but I sure wish I had the privilege to be there to hear what he says.  I would also like to know how much or how little the national media will cover his talk.
Some of you may wonder what qualifications Arpaio has, other than his controversy with Obama and Holder, to warrant his being asked to speak at a political convention.  Here is a little bit about his background that I hope will answer your questions and make you wish you were there also. Joseph M. Arpaio is a first generation American, born to two legal immigrants from Italy.  After serving 4 years in the Army, Arpaio worked as a police office in Washington D.C. from 1954 to 1957.  In 1957, he moved to Las Vegas to work with their police department.  Six months after arriving in Las Vegas, Arpaio became a special agent with what is now the Drug Enforcement Administration.  He worked 25 years with the DEA in Argentina, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. and eventually became chief of the DEA branch in Arizona.  In 1992, he successfully ran for Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona and has been re-elected in the next four elections.
Although he turned 80 in June of this year, Arpaio is running for another term as sheriff and promises to remain as tough and true to the law and the citizens of Maricopa County as he always has been.  He is committed to stand his legal ground regardless of the threats to him personally from the Mexican drug cartels (they have placed a $4 million bounty on Arpaio) or from Holder and his DOJ thugs.
Also during his time in Arizona, Joe Arpaio has served as a delegate from the state of Arizona to past Republican National Conventions.  He is a staunch member of the GOP and for the conservative values it stands for.
So not only is he well qualified as a former GOP delegate, he is also well qualified as someone who has worked in various aspects of law enforcement for the past 56 years.  Now don’t you wish you were one of the lucky ones that have been invited to hear him speak in Tampa?  All I can say, is “Lookout Tampa, Here Comes Sheriff Joe!”

BOB IS A RACIST ?

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COIL OF RAGE BY ROBERT FIRTH

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By Robert Firth
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~Coil of Rage ~

When you've read to the end, come back and read this first paragraph again.
The character of any man is defined by how he treats his mother as the years pass..need I say more about this person below other than there is no character, no integrity but there is a ton of attitude and arrogance that defines his shallow past and hollow future..I rest my case.
I bought and read Obama's book, Audacity of Hope. It was difficult to read considering his
attitude toward us and everything American. Let me add a phrase he used to describe his
attitude toward whites. He harbors a "COIL OF RAGE". His words not mine.
THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT -- HE'S RUNNING AGAIN, YOU KNOW! Is anyone out there awake? Everyone of voting age should read these two books by him: Don't buy them, just get them from the library.
From Dreams From My Father:
"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."
From Dreams From My Father:
"I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."
From Dreams From My Father:
"There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white."
From Dreams From My Father:
"It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses,
to strike out and name names."
From Dreams From My Father:
"I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's
image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of
Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."
And FINALLY...........
and most scary:
From Audacity of Hope:
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

If you have never forwarded an e-mail, now is the time to do so!!! We have someone with this mentality running our GREAT nation! Keep your eye on him and don't blink.

I don't care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative or a liberal, be aware of the
attitude and character of this sitting President.
 
Added: When Obama learned his mother had ovarian cancer and was not expected to live, he refused to go see her before she died.
Added: During Obama's campaign, Michelle made a speech to a black group in Chicago . She ranted, raved and had the black audience worked up to a frenzy. She told them there are some big corporations, big pies, that the whites had in the USA, and that Obama was going to get those pies, cut them up in slices and give them out to others. At that point, the blacks were cheering very loudly, jumping up and down, and Michelle, caught up in the excitement, said "We are going to get Whitey".
A local Chicago news station was there and filmed the whole thing, but they refused to release the film for fear of hurting Obama. Several people tried to get the film, but it was never released.
Obama, in some of his speeches, had a big grin on his face when he told his audiences "I like pie. I like all kinds of pies", obviously referring to Michelle's speech.

OBAMA'S WAR AGAINST COAL CAN BE STOPPED BUT NOT REVERSED

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Obama's war on coal can be stopped, not reversed, says CEO of coal company
The founder and CEO of the nation’s 12th largest coal producer told Human Events in an exclusive interview that President Barack Obama’s war on coal has done permanent damage to America’s competitiveness.
“It can be stopped, but it cannot be reversed,” said Robert E. Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy, a privately-held coal producer based in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
Obama is planning to close 175 power plants by 2020, roughly equivalent to 83,000 megawatts, he said. Most of the plants will go off the grid by 2014.
The physical reality is that idle coal mines or coal-fired electric generating plants atrophy, he said.
“Those plants are not designed to remain idle,” he said. “The boilers and turbines are made to keep heat in them and they start deteriorating very rapidly.”
The same is also true for coal mines, he said.
“A coal mine is a living thing,” Murray said. “Once you stop the operation of a coal mine, they flood very quickly, and secondly, the roof conditions, even if you can keep it pumped out, slake.”
“The roof slakes, the roof spalls — these are mining terms,” he said. “As the moisture in the air goes underground from the hot air outside into the 58 degrees underground, the air currents just cut the roof down like a knife. The mine was a living thing. When it dies, you cannot bring it back.”
Romney understands that there is a whole segment of the American economy, and the American scheme of things, that is being destroyed, Murray said.
“I’ve been with Romney a number of times, and some of that was one-on-one,” he said. “I can’t betray a confidence, and never would, but I can tell you, he gets it.”
Murray said after working 31 years at a NYSE-traded coal company, he led a leveraged buyout of one of the company’s mines in 1988. Today, Murray Energy is the 12th largest producer of coal with 3,300 employees.
“My sons are fifth-generation coal miners and we were coal miners in Scotland and Wales before that,” he said.
“What has happened in the last three years is unprecedented in the history of the coal industry,” he said.
“Barack Obama and his appointees and his political supporters are destroying the United States’ coal industry deliberately,” Murray said.
When he was running for president, Obama vowed to bankrupt any new coal-fired plant with regulations, he said.
“While Joe Biden said he wanted ‘No coal in America,’” he said.
“They are making good to their promises to their radical constituencies on the Left Coast and California and in New
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ARE 96% OF BLACKS RACIST??????

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Are 96 Percent of Blacks Racists?


Romney-NAACPA shocking new poll (probably rigged) claims that “Romney has zero percent support from African Americans.” While 96 percent of African Americans will not vote for the white guy, we’re not told who the other 4 percent are going to vote for. All we know is that no blacks in the survey sample are going to vote for Romney. Instead, they’re going to vote for the party that has kept them in chains.
If a poll showed that 96 percent of white people will not vote for a black candidate, you and I know how the statistic would be treated by the press, the NAACP, and the various black poverty pimps who hustle their own people for fun and profit. This is what we would hear:
“We always knew whites were racists. It’s in their genes. This latest poll proves it.”
So why doesn’t a poll showing that blacks won’t vote for Romney show that blacks can be racists?
I understand that blacks have been voting for Democrats for decades, but this is different. Voting for Obama is a racial thing. Former White House adviser Van Jones said even if President Obama came out as a homosexual he would not lose any support among black voters. Even though a majority of blacks oppose homosexual behavior and homosexual marriage, they will still vote for President Obama because – dare I say it – he’s black.
And that’s a shame since the social and economic policies of P president Obama will do blacks more harm than good. They’ll get more handouts, more preferred treatment, more excuses, and more poverty. The priorities among black youth are twisted because they’ve been told all their lives that poverty is a condition that has been imposed upon them by rich white folks like Mitt Romney and Republicans in general.
More than 40 years of helping blacks through government programs of dependency has affected three generations of blacks. You can see it in the high school drop-out rate, illegitimacy, broken families, and high youth unemployment.
Consider the promotional campaign for the new LeBron James Nike shoe “LeBron X.” The most expensive model will set you back $315.
The National Urban League is asking Nike to ditch its plans to release the shoe. Here’s what National Urban League president and CEO Marc H. Morial had to say about the release of the new shoe:
To release such an outrageously overpriced product while the nation is struggling to overcome an unemployment crisis is insensitive at best. It represents twisted priorities and confused values.”
Morial described the state of the economy as an “unemployment crisis.” Who’s prolonged the unemployment crisis? The Democrats and the failed economic policies of Barack Obama. Who’s going to vote for President Obama again? That’s right, 96 percent of blacks.
It’s a shame that black adults have to tell young blacks not to spend $315 on a pair of shoes. With their capital spent and only a pair of shoes to show for their money, they’ll still be in the same economic condition they started in. And when it’s all said and done, they’ll blame the white man and vote for the people who abuse them with promises of prosperity.
No one’s forcing them to buy the shoes. No one’s forcing them to drop out of school or engage in sex before marriage. Blaming other people, including Nike, will not help them.


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New Audio Surfaces of Obama Defending Infanticide in Illinois

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That President Barack Obama was the only member of the Illinois legislature to not support a bill to provide medical care for newborns who survived failed late-term abortions is one of the key reasons pro-life voters will never support him.
Now, Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack has uncovered new audio of Obama, as a state legislator in Illinois in 2003, defending his position. Obama essentially argues that there is no need for the law because he trusts abortion practitioners to provide medical care for the baby they unsuccessfully tried to kill in an abortion.
The transcript of the video McCormack unearthed follows:
OBAMA: I just want to be clear because I think this was the source of the objections of the Medical Society. As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child – however way you want to describe it – is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that its nonviable but there’s, lets say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just out limp and dead, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved. Is that correct?
OBAMA: Let me just go to the bill, very quickly. Essentially, I think, as — as this emerged during debate and during committee, the only plausible rationale, to my mind, for this legislation would be if you had a suspicion that a doctor, the attending physician, who has made an assessment that this is a nonviable fetus and that, lets say for the purposes of the mother’s health, is being — that — that labor is being induced, that that physician (a) is going to make the wrong assessment and (b) if the physician discovered, after the labor had been induced, that, in fact, he made an error, or she made an error, and, in fact, that that physician, of his own accord or her own accord, would not try to exercise the sort of medical measures and practices that would be involved in saving that child. Now, if — if you think that there are possibilities that doctors would not do that, then maybe this bill makes sense, but I — I suspect and my impression is, is that the Medical Society suspects as well that doctors feel that they would be under that obligation, that they would already be making these determinations and that, essentially, adding a — an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion. Now, if that’s the case – and –and I know that some of us feel very strongly one way or another on that issue – that’s fine, but I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after. Thank you, Mr. President.”
Yesterday, McCormack uncovered an old video from 2003, when President Barack Obama was running for the U.S. Senate from Illinois, in which he defends his position favoring late-term abortions.
As an Illinois state senator, Obama was so supportive of late-term abortions, he resisted efforts to protect unborn children born alive after failed abortion procedures.
When Obama opposed a bill to stop infanticide as a member of the Illinois legislature, he said he did so because it reportedly contained language that would have contravened the Roe v. Wade decision. However, documents uncovered during the 2008 election show Obama has misrepresented his position.
Obama, as a member of the Illinois Senate, opposed a state version of the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, a measure that would make sure babies who survive abortions are given proper medical care.
It also protected babies who were “aborted” through a purposeful premature birth and left to die afterwards.
On the federal level, pro-abortion groups withdrew their opposition to the bill after a section was added making sure it did not affect the status of legal abortions in the United States. Ultimately, the bill was approved on a unanimous voice vote with even leading pro-abortion lawmakers like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry backing it.
When Obama was running for the U.S. Senate in 2004, his opponent criticized him for supporting infanticide by voting against the Illinois version of the bill. Obama countered this charge by claiming that he had opposed the state bill because it lacked the neutrality clause found in the federal version.
As the Chicago Tribune reported on October 4, 2004, “Obama said that had he been in the U.S. Senate two years ago, he would have voted for the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, even though he voted against a state version of the proposal.”
During Obama’s 2008 run for President, he repeated those claims.
Documents obtained by the National Right to Life Committee showed Obama’s claim that he would have voted for the bill had it been Roe-neutral is a false argument.
According to the documents from the Illinois legislature, Obama, as the chairman of the Illinois state Senate Health and Human Services Committee, presided over a committee meeting concerning neutrality language that was an exact duplicate of the clause in the federal bill.
During the March 2003 committee, Obama voted in support of adding the neutrality clause, but then led his colleagues on the panel in voting down the anti-infanticide bill on a 6-4 vote.
“Barack Obama, as chairman of an Illinois state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion,” NRLC legislative director Douglas Johnson told LifeNews.com at the time.
Johnson said Obama did so “even after the panel had amended the bill to contain verbatim language, copied from a federal bill passed by Congress without objection in 2002, explicitly foreclosing any impact on abortion.”
“Obama’s legislative actions in 2003 — denying effective protection even to babies born alive during abortions — were contrary to the position taken on the same language by even the most liberal members of Congress,” Johnson continued.
“The bill Obama killed was virtually identical to the federal bill that even NARAL ultimately did not oppose,” he concluded.

NATIONAL SECURITY UNIONS: A THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

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National Security Unions: A Threat to America’s Safety


Most people believe that while many other classes of government workers are represented by Big Labor, our military and national security employees cannot be unionized. But is that really true? Could President Obama unionize our armed forces? Our active duty military, comprising about 1.5 million servicemen and women, cannot be unionized under current law. But our full-time national defense includes more than 700,000 civilians who are integral to our military. These civilian Defense Department employees are already almost 60 percent unionized. This means that our entire full-time military, including civilians, is more than 20 percent unionized. As former Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld told me: “Even the Department of Defense has come under the influence of unions.” Government unions are on our military bases and inside the Pentagon, determining workplace rules and norms, filing grievances, and influencing personnel decisions in these sensitive job sites. What about national-security workers? The 1978 Civil Service Reform Act explicitly bars collective bargaining among CIA, FBI, NSA, and Secret Service employees. But many staffers who work for other sensitive security agencies have already been unionized. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) baggage screeners could not bargain collectively until President Obama’s TSA Administrator, John Pistole, subjected them to unionization in 2011. Although less than 40 percent of TSA workers voted in the runoff election between two unions seeking to represent them, all 44,000 TSA baggage screeners today, and all future screeners hired will be spoken for by the winning union — the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) — absent an unlikely union-decertification election. That is how government unions work — once a union wins certification in a workplace, the union is the exclusive representative of that group of employees in perpetuity with no further vote required. Ever. 
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ITS THE CURRICULUM, STUPID

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It's the Curriculum, Stupid


It's the Curriculum, Stupid

It's the time of the year when children's smiles begin to look a little pinched. You can feel it when you walk through any school supplies store. While the colored pencils and lunchboxes on display evoke memories of "the good times," they also spark memories of all that filler work -- the spelling and grammar exercises, multiplication tables and the dates of the Revolutionary War. It's also the time when parents think about what their children will study. We used to know the subjects assigned to the various grades, but common core subjects with common values were abandoned long ago, replaced by progressive theories and the dumbing-down of actual information. The emphasis was on methodology and social-activist doctrine, even in the lower grades. We continue to suffer for it.
America has never had an official national curriculum, but as E.D. Hirsch, the education critic, observes in his newest book, "The Making of Americans," "a benign conspiracy among the writers of schoolbooks (insured) that all students would learn many of the same facts, myths, and values and so would grow to be competent, loyal Americans." No more. A hodge-podge curriculum and splintered knowledge marks a decline in academic achievement, as compared to other countries.
Hence a reform movement is burgeoning in reaction to many of the changes of the last half-century. Although results are mixed, some are promising and deserve attention. New York City, with a million students in 1,700 schools, for example, became a focus for reform, with instructive lessons for the rest of the country.
After a child-centered focus for children was described as letting each child find his natural path for reading, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his schools chancellor at the time, Joel Klein, looked at the dismal reading scores of children in the lower grades and reread the criticism and creative ideas of E.D. Hirsch. In 2008, they tested the scholar's early childhood literacy program in the real-life laboratory of 10 elementary schools.
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NEW CARTOONS UP TOP ON PAGES AND THE FIX

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NOTICE:  JUST POSTED 3 OR 4 NEW PAGES OF CARTOONS UP TOP ....

The Fix


There recently was an article in the
St. Petersburg , Fl. Times. The Business Section
asked readers for ideas on: "How Would You Fix the
Economy?" I think this guy nailed it!

Dear
Mr. President,

Please find
below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy.
Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies
that will squander the money on lavish parties and
unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

You can call it the
"Patriotic Retirement
Plan":

There are about 40
million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them
$1 million apiece severance for early retirement
with the following
stipulations:

1) They MUST
retire. Forty million job openings -
 
Unemployment
fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new
A ME RICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered -
 
Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST
either buy a house or pay off their mortgage -
Housing Crisis fixed.

It can't
get any easier than
that!!

P.S. If more money is
needed, have all members in Congress pay their
taxes..

Mr. President, while
you're at it, make Congress retire on Social
Security and Medicare. I'll bet both programs would
be fixed pronto!

THE GRAND OLD PARTY IN A PANIC

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A Grand Old Party in Panic


Whittaker Chambers said that "the great failing of American conservatives is they do not retrieve their wounded."
He had it right, as Todd Akin can testify.
In an interview that aired last Sunday, Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, was asked whether he opposed abortions for women who had been raped. Akin's reply:
"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. ... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down ... .
"But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."
As no rape is "legitimate," this was a colossal gaffe.
Yet anyone reading his statement knows what Akin meant. He was saying that in an actual rape -- from what doctors have told him -- the likelihood of pregnancy is rare. But if a pregnancy did occur, the punishment should be imposed on the rapist not the unborn child.
This was the moral position of those extremists John Paul II and Ronald Reagan. Of more interest, then, was the Republican reaction.
Howls for Akin to get out of the race came from pundits, talk show hosts, members of the Senate and the GOP's monied elite that is raising hundreds of millions in hope of a sweep of both houses of Congress and the White House in November. Akin is henceforth not to get a dime. 
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ECONOMY FIX BY SENIOR CITIZEN

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BEST THING I HAVE HEARD YET.....From a senior citizen around 80 yrs. of age. We aren't useless yet.
The
Fix


There recently was an article in the
St. Petersburg , Fl. Times. The Business Section
asked readers for ideas on: "How Would You Fix the
Economy?" I think this guy nailed it!



Dear
Mr. President,



Please find
below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy.
Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies
that will squander the money on lavish parties and
unearned bonuses, use the following plan.


You can call it the
"Patriotic Retirement
Plan":



There are about 40
million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them
$1 million apiece severance for early retirement
with the following
stipulations:



1) They MUST
retire. Forty million job openings -

Unemployment
fixed.



2) They MUST buy a new
A ME RICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered -

Auto Industry fixed.



3) They MUST
either buy a house or pay off their mortgage -
Housing Crisis fixed.



It can't
get any easier than
that!!



P.S. If more money is
needed, have all members in Congress pay their
taxes..



Mr. President, while
you're at it, make Congress retire on Social
Security and Medicare. I'll bet both programs would
be fixed pronto!



If you think
this would work, please forward to everyone you
know.



If
not, please disregard.




RADICAL AMERICAN JEWISH RABBI AGAINST ISRAEL AND FOR OBAMA

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OBAMA HAS MILLIONS OF FAKE TWITTER FOLLOWERS

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President Obama's Twitter account has 18.8 million followers -- but more than half of them really don't exist, according to reports.
A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama's crowd includes "fake followers," The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.
"The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have," the Times reports.
"Fake accounts tend to follow a lot of people but have few followers," said Rob Waller, a founder of StatusPeople. "We then combine that with a few other metrics to confirm the account is fake."
Notes the Times:
If accurate, the number of fake followers out there is surprising. According to the StatusPeople tool, 71 percent of Lady Gaga's nearly 29 million followers are "fake" or "inactive." So are 70 percent of President Obama's nearly 19 million followers.
Republican opponent Mitt Romney has far fewer Twitter followers -- not quite 900,000 -- but it's a good bet that some of them are fake as well.
Both campaigns have denied buying Twitter followers.

MISSOURI Man hauls tankers full of water to keep 350-year-old tree alive amid drought

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The historic drought parching much of the country's heartland has claimed crops, but a Missouri man is working to make sure it doesn't kill a 350-year-old tree.
John Sam Williamson has been hauling 1,600 gallons of water from the Missouri River to the champion bur oak, which sits on the 1,000-acre farm his family has run for six generations. The legendary oak is estimated to be 350 years old and is believed to be the largest of its kind.
"The drought of '80 was different," Williamson told the Columbia Daily Tribune. "That was hotter, but this one is longer."
According to a report, 99.29 percent of Missouri is in extreme drought or worse. 
It's been one of the state's hottest years on record, and the bur oak has been showing signs of stress:
"The leaves are beginning to curl up a little bit, and they have turned kind of brown," Williamson said. "I think it has aborted a lot of the acorns. And the leaves turn upside down to keep from losing moisture."
He told the Columbia Daily Tribune that he plans on watering the tree weekly for the next month or more.
The drought is leaving crops dry, and increasing prices on livestock feed, according to Melissa Haley of Bourn Feed & Supply in Columbia.
"It makes me cringe every time I tell somebody their feed bill," Hayley said. "It is not good for us; it is not good for them; it is not good for anybody."
Rather than grazing pastures, like they usually do this time of year, livestock are being forced to eat hay because of dry lands. These days, a $40 bale of hay can cost upwards of $100.
"Really, around here, already hay is really scarce," Haley told the Columbia Daily Tribune. "People just aren't being able to locate any from the usual people. I get phone calls several times a day where people are worried about hay and don't know what to do."

NEWSBUSTERS FOR THIS WEEK 8-24-2012

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AKIN'S IDIOCY IS CONTAGIOUS AND SPREADING

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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

Akin's Idiocy is InfectiousTodd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious.
The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations.
By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ...
Akin told a local TV interviewer: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare." He continued: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
My own take is that there's a dual-core of asininity here. First, Akin's formulation makes it sound like if an "alleged" rape victim is pregnant, it must mean that she wasn't really raped, like she was either asking for it or lying. After all, real rape victims don't get pregnant. I cannot imagine how infuriating it would be for a rape victim to have her rape claim dismissed by her pregnancy.
But even here, Akin couldn't stick the landing of his own buffoonery. Because he doesn't claim this is a universal scientific truth, just a rule of thumb. It's "really rare" -- he says -- for "legitimate" rape victims to get pregnant. 
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Connecticut town settles dispute over 7-year-old girl's bunny

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    "I don't want the bunny to go," Kayden Lidsky said, according to an online petition. (Change.org)
Officials in a Connecticut town have settled a zoning dispute over a local girl's 20-pound pet bunny after receiving calls and emails from across the country demanding that the rabbit be allowed to stay.
North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said Friday that the town will allow 7-year-old Kayden Lidsky and her family to keep the Flemish giant named Sandy and change the zoning rule that led to a cease-and-desist order three weeks ago. The rule bars anyone from keeping rabbits and other livestock on properties smaller than 2 acres.
The town's zoning enforcement officer issued the cease-and-desist order while investigating a neighbor's blight complaint against the Lidsky family, whose property is less than 2 acres.
"All along I've said that little girl is not losing that rabbit," Freda said. "We have a ridiculous ordinance ... and we're going to change it."
The Lidsky family, however, interpreted the cease-and-desist order to mean that they had to get rid of Sandy. Josh Lidsky, Kayden's dad, had planned to appeal the order to a town board.
"I'm happy it's over," Josh Lidsky said. "I'm saddened that it had to go as far as it did. It's very tough for a 7-year-old to understand why people would do something like that. She's cried nightly."
Kayden tells the New Haven Register she's "excited" that she can keep it.
Since the dispute hit the news last week, nearly 4,400 people have signed an online petition on change.org urging the town to not force the family to give up the rabbit.
Freda said he's also spoken to and exchanged emails with about 1,000 people nationwide.
The ordinance was put in place about 50 years ago when North Haven was a large farming community, and it was designed to prevent people from raising and selling rabbits and other livestock on less than 2 acres in competition with farmers, Freda said.
Freda said the new ordinance will allow rabbits to be kept as pets.

 

REAFFIRMED AND EXPANDED MARTIAL LAW BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO EMERGENCY NEEDED

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Martial Law by Executive Order



President Obama's National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order of March 16 does to the country as a whole what the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act did to the Constitution in particular -- completely eviscerates any due process or judicial oversight for any action by the Government deemed in the interest of "national security." Like the NDAA, the new Executive Order puts the government completely above the law, which, in a democracy, is never supposed to happen. The United States is essentially now under martial law without the exigencies of a national emergency.
Even as the 2012 NDAA was rooted in the Patriot Act and the various executive orders and Congressional bills that ensued to broaden executive power in the "war on terror," so the new Executive Order is rooted in the Defense Production Act of 1950 which gave the Government powers to mobilize national resources in the event of national emergencies, except now virtually every aspect of American life falls under ultimate unchallengeable government control, to be exercised by the president and his secretaries at their discretion.
The 2012 NDAA deemed the United States a "battlefield," as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, and gave the president and his agents the right to seize and arrest any U.S. citizen, 
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Ron Paul's Speech Against Iran Sanctions!

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Congressman Ron Paul's floor speech against Iran Sanctions bill on August 1, 2012. 


Multiple people shot near Empire State building in Manhattan, police say - MORE INFO COMMING AS WE GET IT ?

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DEVELOPING: Multiple people were shot Friday near the Empire State building in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department confirmed to FoxNews.com.
Authorities would not say how many victims were shot. The New York City Fire Department said "several people" were injured in the shooting, which happened at 9:07 a.m. on 34th and 5th Avenue.
One gunman has been taken into custody, WABC-TV reported.

 UPDATE 9:11 AM CST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say at least four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead. A witness says the shooter was firing indiscriminately.
The shooting happened Friday morning at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
FILE - This May 8, 2012 file photo shows the New York's Empire State Building behind the The Statue of Liberty from Bayonne, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.
The department says paramedics are evaluating eight people but some of them may not have been shot.
Aliyah Imam tells Fox 5 News that she was standing at a red light when a woman standing next to her fell to the ground. She says the woman was hit in the hip. She says the gunman was "shooting indiscriminately at people."
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UPDATE 9:40 AM CST FOX NEWS

Multiple people shot near Empire State building in Manhattan,

 police say

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DEVELOPING: At least five people were shot and ten injured when a gunman opened fire near the Empire State Building in
 Manhattan, the New York City Police Department confirmed to FoxNews.com.      
Authorities said five victims were shot just after 9 a.m. Friday and that the gunman was killed by police. Officials would not
 confirm the conditions of the victims, saying only that 10 people were injured in the shooting. 
A law enforcement source told Fox News that the gunman was a disgruntled employee who was fired yesterday from his job 
at a location either inside the Empire State Building or near it.
The FBI confirmed to FoxNews.com that they were on the scene investigating.
A security guard said he heard seven or eights shots fired in the shooting, which occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Witnesses reported that the gunman opened fire "indiscriminately."
"I heard gun shots and people started running," said witness Jacque Boothby. "I looked around and people were just laying
 on the streets."
UPDATE 10:27 AM CST

  • URGENT: Sources tell Fox News that a worker fired
     Thursday from his job at a shop near the Empire State
     Building returned during this morning's rush-hour and 
    opened fire, killing a manager, then firing indiscriminately
     outside the landmark tower,
     wounding at least eight others before police shot him
     dead.
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