March 31, 2013
In the fabled 1960s, the cops were called pigs, and anybody on the political Left who wanted a ticket to the show knew that and mouthed it often.
At rallies, protests, and riots, people said: are the pigs here yet? I heard they were three blocks away. Wonder how many pigs they’re sending today? There! There they are! The pigs!
Now, on the Left, that tradition has morphed into: [...]
Pope Francis continued his gleeful abandonment of tradition by washing the feet of a young Muslim woman prisoner in an unprecedented twist on the Holy Thursday tradition.
While popes have for centuries washed the feet of the faithful on the day before Good Friday, never before had a pontiff washed the feet of a woman. That one of the female inmates at the prison in Rome was also a Serbian Muslim [...]
At least two members of the Obama family have been on vacation during each month since the start of the year, the Weekly Standard reported Tuesday.
The First Family started the new year in Hawaii, where they vacation every year during the Christmas holiday.
During his time there, President Obama played five rounds of golf, spending roughly 30 hours on two courses in Oahu. The First Family also spent time on the beach and [...]
Lew Rockwell Blog
March 21, 2013
In the name of democracy, the US government has supported a variety of armed opposition fighters in Syria seeking to overthrow that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, who according to a wide variety of sources information enjoys support from the majority of the Syrian people.
So to promote democracy in Syria, the US government has taken it upon itself to choose a new leader for Syria.
And in keeping with the [...]
For more than a century, the White House Easter Egg Roll has been insulated from the sort of partisan sniping that now dominates Washington politics.
That tradition ended Monday, when Republicans started complaining about a notice that the event could be canceled due to a potential government shutdown. The Obama administration has already come under GOP criticism for canceling White House tours due to the mandatory, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration.
The memo — which doesn’t actually [...]
From All Star Charts:
Tradition has it that if you misbehave throughout the year, you might just end up with a lump of coal under the tree on Christmas morning. But going into the end of 2012, it might not be such a bad thing.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the coal sector has been consolidating in a nice tight range for almost seven months. These narrow ranges typically resolve themselves with [...]
The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from White House aides that the event could potentially be closed to the press.
“Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as [...]
A small act of Christmas kindness on the part of a Los Angeles landlord has spread across the Internet – restoring some people’s faith in humanity.
A picture posted by Reddit user Mikeoley shows a letter he and other tenant’s received telling them that because it is the Holiday Season, he is lowering their rent.
Explaining that the generous gesture is a tradition, the landlord known as Joel offers to ‘deduct $70 from [...]
From Zero Hedge:
… If history is any guide, CS is right, and this will be the easiest $500 grand ever made. Then again, if there is one thing central planning has taught us, is that under central bankers with no world experience, history never rhymes.
From Credit Suisse:
As has become tradition at this point, considerable anticipation has been building around Chairman Bernanke’s upcoming speech at the Fed’s annual Jackson Hole conference. With [...]
It’s been confirmed now that economist Sandeep Jaitly has been forced to resign his position from The Gold Standard Institute following his on-air remarks about Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand. Jaitly, a follower of Antal Fekete, originally tweeted that “If it ain’t Menger or his direct student Eugene [sic] Von BB, it ain’t Austrian. Sorry #Mises: respectfully, too many mistakes were made.”
On August 16th, Jaitly elaborated further on [...]
WASHINGTON, August 10, 2012- Two groups of activists known as the ‘Raw Milk Freedom Riders’ and ‘Lemonade Freedom Day’ are taking their raw milk and lemonade to the lawn of the US Capitol to celebrate what they call their right to voluntary exchange.
Recent shut downs of children’s lemonade stands and swat-style raids on small farmers have inspired mothers and activists to take their message to the Capitol where they plan to risk criminal charges, [...]
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in September, becoming the first Latino ever to be chosen for the prestigious slot.
Castro, 37, will address the crowd on the opening night of the convention on Tuesday Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C., where Democrats will officially renominate President Obama for a second term. Castro’s prime speaking spot is sure to stoke speculation about his [...]
(CNN) – When five teenagers sat down and posed for a picture at Copco Lake in 1982, they didn’t plan on making it a tradition. But that’s what it became.
Every five years for the past three decades, John Wardlaw, John Dickson, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney and John Molony have been meeting at the California lake and taking the same photo.
The first photograph of the high school friends was just happenstance. Wardlaw, [...]
Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction.
As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said [...]
The annual Rapa das Bestas festival in Spain is not for the faint-hearted, as it pits man against horse in an incredible wrestling match.
The 400-year old tradition of Rapa das Bestas, which translates as ‘cropping the beasts’, sees locals attempt to wrestle wild horses to the ground, before cropping their manes.
The horses come from the mountains of Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain, and are rounded up so that [...]
Three teenagers are under arrest in connection with an apparent hazing incident at a Westchester school.
A so-called Freshman Friday is a tradition for some students in Rye and other Westchester communities. Each year some high school juniors gang up on a group of freshmen in what is considered an attempt to initiate them into high school.
According to the Westchester County Police Department, Max Meyerson, Sean Pinson and Tristan Scragg, all Rye High juniors, [...]
With global stock markets plunging and gold rallying, today Art Cashin told King World News that we are on the verge of a broad and dangerous global contagion. He also said that market participants “are looking to raise cash anywhere they can.” Art also commented on the spectacular rally in gold today. Cashin, who is Director of Floor Operations for UBS, which has $612 billion under management, also warned about, [...]
With global stock markets plunging and gold rallying, today Art Cashin told King World News that we are on the verge of a broad and dangerous global contagion. He also said that market participants, “are looking to raise cash anywhere they can.” Art also commented on the spectacular rally in gold today. Cashin, who is Director of Floor Operations for UBS, which has $612 billion under management, also warned about, [...]
Teenagers have been hanging out in shopping malls with their friends for decades but one mall is putting an end to the tradition – at least after 6pm.
NorthPark Center in Dallas has set a 6pm curfew after which time any person aged 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
After the curfew any young teens without an adult will be approached and asked to provide ID [...]
Instead of criticizing and complaining about rigged elections, low voter turnout, and an uniformed general public, let us band together and celebrate our right to vote.
Restore honor to the greatest tradition in our country!
Only about 1/4 of the people up voting are signing. Those of you that did that, please reconsider. 150 signatures makes the petition public on the whitehouse site. Lets try to get that tonight!
Don’t just sign the [...]
From Carpe Diem:
This post has become an annual tradition at CD around April 15.
Page 1 of the original IRS 1040 income tax form from 1913 appears above. There were only four pages in the original 1040 form, including two pages of worksheets, the actual 1040 form above, and only one page of instructions, view all four pages here.
In contrast, just the current 1040 instructions, without any forms, runs 189 pages.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called on likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns, in an interview with Univision released on Saturday.
Obama’s campaign has been pushing Romney, a multi-millionaire former private equity executive, to release several years of his prior tax returns to shed light on how he amassed his wealth.
In an interview conducted on Friday and released on Saturday, an anchor for [...]
SOUTH GREENSBURG (KDKA) — The blooming of spring will soon give way to the sprouting of summer garage sales.
The yards and driveways of South Greensburg will play their part in America’s weekend tradition.
But when the friendly weekend garage sale threatens to become an everyday business, that’s when neighbors are likely to say “There ought to be a law!”
That wish may soon come true.
“We decided, with the warmer weather coming up, [...]
During the debate of the Obamacare mandate at the Supreme Court Justice Kennedy says that the mandate fundamentally changes the relationship of a citizen with the government.
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: The key in Lochner is that we were talking about regulation of the States, right, and the States are not limited to enumerated powers. The Federal Government is. And it seems to me it’s an entirely different question when you ask [...]
A student is suing his high school over claims he was removed as student body president for trying to make the prom more inclusive to gay students.
Reuben Lack, an 18-year-old senior at Alpharetta High School, Atlanta filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court.
He’s asking a judge to issue an injunction reinstating him as student body president.
Lack said he introduced a resolution at a January student council meeting to [...]
It was a gift that David Cameron chose to represent the best of Britain on his recent visit to meet Barack Obama in Washington.
But far from showcasing the wealth of talent in UK manufacturing, the £600 Dunlop tennis table presented to the US President was reportedly made abroad.
Downing Street had insisted that the “truly British” product was a fitting gift in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.
However, it [...]
By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 3/16/12 1:44 PM EDT
The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed it will not televise coverage of the health care reform case oral arguments, but it will provide same-day audio of the proceedings.
Lawmakers, media organizations and several open government groups had requested that the court break with tradition and allow television cameras inside the courtroom for the first time for the three days of oral arguments against President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
But many close [...]
The Fed Chairman, who is too busy to tweet at the moment, has just released his pre-recorded speech on Community Banking. In its we find the following pearl: “Despite some recent signs of improvement, the recovery has been frustratingly slow, constraining opportunities for profitable lending.“ Wait, hold on, yesterday the same Chairman told an eager headline scanning robotic world that economic growth was upgraded from “modest” to “moderate” – so which is it? [...]
A turf war broke out at NBC between Brian Williams and Matt Lauer over who’d land the coveted annual pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama. Sources say camps from Lauer’s “Today” show and Williams’ “Rock Center” jockeyed for the Obama chat, calling White House brass to push each anchor over the other. “Brian needs this interview right now,” a source said, referencing the sagging ratings on his new show. “Giving it to Matt shows that [...]
(NEWSER) – Calm down everyone, Mitt Romney will release his tax returns … just as soon as he’s clinched the GOP nomination. “If I become our nominee, and what’s happened in history is people have released them in about April of the coming year and that’s probably what I would do,” he said at last night’s South Carolina debate. The presidential race will likely be decided by then, USA Today notes. As for the [...]
The news that a municipal council in Melbourne has banned local cricketers from playing the popular, fast-paced Twenty20 in more than 40 parks raises questions about the increasingly litigious and risk-averse culture in which we live today.
According to reports, the Boroondara Council introduced the ban to minimize the risk of injury and property damage. Apparently one ball had shattered a car window.
It is also a reminder of one of the [...]
From Investment Postcards from Cape Town:
Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of “The 10 Surprises for 2012.” This is the 27th year Byron has given his predictions of a number of economic, financial market, and political surprises for the coming year.
Byron defines a “surprise” as an event the average investor would only assign a one out of three chance of taking place, but which [...]
From USA Today:
The NFL wants all fans patted down from the ankles up this season to improve fan safety.
Previously, security guards only patted down fans from the waist up before gaining entry to NFL stadiums. Under the new “enhanced” pat-down procedures, the NFL wants all 32 clubs to search fans from ankles to the knees as well as the waist up.
The stricter security approach impacts the [...]