Friday, June 1, 2012

Saudis and the McDonalds' toy; The law of unintended consequences in NYC; MoveOn in financial trouble; Lowering Democrat expectations in Wisconsin; Obama's tax-payer investment; Obama's Atrocities Prevention Board ignores Syria; Arabic studies in Harlem paid for by government of Qatar; America loses 129,000 millionaires in 2011; Pelosi knows the Constitution; Obama to revisit health-care issue in 2nd term; Bill Clinton cites Romney's "sterling business career"; Green Lantern coming out; Can FL purge voter rolls of illegals?

Saudis are “demanding the strongest possible punishment” for McDonald’s after the release of a toy they say insults the Prophet Mohammad. Saudis, “demanding the strongest possible punishment for the restaurant” and insisting that “they will not be silent until this is realized,” further complained how such an obvious insult could pass the supervision of the management at McDonalds. [And thus, the peaceful religion plans punishment for a toy.]


New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity[I bet no one will think to buy 2 or 3 of them, right?]
MoveOn, a giant in the progressive political world and an early endorser of Barack Obama in 2008, warns that it might have to “pull the plug” on key campaigns to help Obama and Senate Democrats if its 7 million members don’t pony up with at least $5.

Without a rush of new cash, MoveOn says it will have to give up efforts to elect Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, help the recall fight against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and energize younger voters who’ve soured on Washington.
National Democrats are distancing themselves from the Badger State as Wisconsin’s recall election approaches.

“I don’t think national Democrats want to touch Wisconsin with a 10-foot pole,” said Wisconsin GOP spokesman Ben Sparks in an interview with the Free Beacon.
On May 19, former Obama green jobs czar and 9/11 Truther Van Jones held a “Rebuild The Dream” rally in Milwaukee. The rally, attended by “hundreds,” included a performance by rapper Prophetic, whose politically charged verses touch on such subjects as “bitches who ride me.”

First Solar Furlough  [What? A company supported by Barack Obama is laying people off?  No!  That could only happen when evil private investors take over companies, right?  This time it is not greedy private investors losing money, it is you and I....]

Solar company that received billions in loan guarantees furloughs over 100 employees after CEO tells Congress his company is 'financially strong'. 
First Solar, an Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer that received more than $3 billion in federal loan guarantees under President Obama, has furloughed half of the 240-person workforce at its Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) power plant near Los Angeles.
Green Tech Media reports that the move is “a severe blow to an already jobs-poor Los Angeles-adjacent community where studies found as many as one in three homeowners behind and/or underwater with their mortgages.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney said he did not know the answer to whether the president’s Atrocities Prevention Board had met in response to the Syrian crisis, in a Wednesday press briefing.
President Obama announced the Atrocities Prevention Board in April at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
At that event, the president said “national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people.”
A flurry of news media reports last week highlighted a Harlem public elementary school that will become the first in New York to require students to study Arabic.
Entirely unreported is that the organization that co-created and funded the Arabic language program for the New York school, WND has found, maintains close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, while the group’s founder also started the Al Jazeera television network.
The Qatar Foundation International, or QFI, a nonprofit group financed by the government of Qatar, gave Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, a K-5 public school, a $250,000 grant to support the Arabic program for three years.
The school’s Arabic language program was reportedly developed by QFI and the the Global Language Project.
In addition to the Harlem school, WND found that QFI just awarded “Curriculum Grants” to seven U.S. schools and language organizations to “develop comprehensive and innovative curricula and teaching materials to be used in any Arabic language classroom.”

America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011


When asked why she is so confident the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law, Pelosi says, "Because I know the Constitution."

"This bill is ironclad," she continued. "It is ironclad. Nobody was frivolous with the Constitution and the health of the American people in writing the bill,” she said. “So, that’s where my confidence springs from, the merit of the bill and the nature of the Constitution. The makeup of the court, well, we’ll see."
President Barack Obama is confiding to Democratic donors that he may have to revisit the health-care issue in a second term, a position at odds with his publicly expressed confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to three Democratic activists.

Bill Clinton: Romney had ‘sterling business career’


One of DC Comics oldest heroes is super-coming out.
The original Green Lantern - a DC Comics' mainstay for the past 70 years - will be revealed to be a gay man in next week's issue of "Earth 2."
Alan Scott - formerly a married father of two who first appeared in 1940 - tips readers off to his sexuality early on in the comic when he gives his boyfriend a welcome home kiss.
"He's very much the character he was. He's still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He's also gay," "Earth 2" writer James Robinson told The Post.
The Emerald Guardian's sexuality was rebooted along with the rest of his fictional universe as part of DC's "New 52" initiative aimed at rejuvenating their characters.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A top lawyer for the Justice Department's civil rights division wants Florida officials to explain why they've unilaterally decided to purge the state's voter rolls of non-U.S. citizens just months before a key primary in the 2012 elections -- an apparent violation of provisions in the landmark Voting Rights Act.
In a two-page letter, T. Christian Herren, chief lawyer for Justice's Voting Rights division, told Florida's secretary of state that officials' decision to comb the rolls for foreign nationals was launched without consulting Attorney General Eric Holder or asking permission from a federal court, long-standing requirements under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Further, Herren writes, the state hasn't officially justified why it launched the scrub, which activists say is haphazard, subjective and disproportionately hurts minority voters. /

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