Oct 132011

– featured image: Hayley, Michaela, William and Jennifer Hawke-Petit poses at the beach. (Courtesy of the Petit Family)

Joshua Komisarjevsky eligible for the death penalty as jury finds him guilty of murdering woman, 2 daughters

The murders of Jennifer Hawke Petit, 48, and her daughters, Hayley Petit, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, gained national attention for their brutality. Komisarjevsky’s co-defendant, Steven Hayes, was sentenced to death last year after he was convicted of raping and strangling Jennifer Hawke-Petit. The daughters were tied up, molested, doused in gas and left to die in a fire. Their father, William Petit, was able to break free and escape.

Full story…

Oct 132011

A sign is displayed on a desk inside the office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. The sign sits prominently on top of a desk as you enter the office of the 56-year-old San Diego area congressman. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Oct 132011

by Charlie Spiering

Religious liberal Jim Wallis just received another $150,000 donation from muti-billionare George Soros, a self-identified atheist.

Wallis is the leader of the Sojourners, a faith group that works to promote the existence of the evangelical left, who vote Democratic and support liberal causes. Sojourners has received $325,000 from Soros in the past.

From August, 2010: Progressive Christian Guru/Obama Advisor Jim Wallis Admits Lie About George Soros Funding

Recently, Wallis endorsed elements of the Occupy Wall Street protests in a Sojourners article.

“When they talk about holding banks and corporations accountable, they sound like Jesus and the biblical prophets before him who all spoke about holding the wealthy and powerful accountable.” he wrote, announcing that he would visit the protesters in New York.

Last month Wallis posted an op-ed at the Huffington Post, calling for journalists to stop focusing on the evangelical right and acknowledge the existence of the evangelical left.

Some conservative Republicans want to claim a religious legitimacy and constituency for their ideological agenda, and some liberal writers seem hell-bent on portraying religious people as intellectually-flawed right-wing crazies with dangerous plans for the country.

Let me try to be clear as someone who is part of a faith community that is, once again, being misrepresented, manipulated, and maligned. Most people believe me to be a progressive political voice in America. And I am an evangelical Christian.

But a recent Pew Forum Religious landscape survey reports that 52 percent of evangelical Protestants identify themselves as politically conservative while only 11 percent call identify themselves as liberal. In the same survey, 61 percent of evangelical Christians who attend church weekly identifed themselves as conservatives.

Washington Examiner

Oct 132011

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits was mostly unchanged last week. A slight dip in applications suggests the job market isn’t getting much better.

The Labor Department says applications ticked down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 404,000.

The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined for the third straight week to 408,000. That’s the lowest average in eight weeks.

Still, applications are higher than they would be in a healthy economy. They need to fall consistently below 375,000 to signal sustainable job growth. They haven’t been below that level since February.

The report suggests that layoffs have declined in recent weeks. Applications are a barometer of layoffs. But other data show hiring hasn’t picked up.

Oct 132011

In a protest against Alabama’s new immigration law, Hispanic leaders urged members of their community to stay home from work, close businesses and keep their children out of school.

Organizers tell ( See Video Report) ABC 33/40 more than 150 businesses took part in a boycott that started Wednesday, but will continue through the remainder of the week. The remaining days, they urge people to shop only at Hispanic-owned businesses.

Edwin Martinez owns Agave Grill in Hoover. He closed his restaurant for a day, and hopes doing so will show people the economic impact Hispanics have in the state.

“It’s just a glimpse of what can happen here in the state if this continues to go. I think in a long run it’s going to hurt the state,” Edwin says.

~ Let me get this straight. When the law was passed, hispanic children did not show up for school for fear of arrest. BUT now they are visibly protesting?

Then we have this Facebook Page:

‘Show Alabama what they will be missing’

“We are asking that all friends, Hispanics and supporters please do not shop in Alabama American stores on these(sic) week, please if you need anything go to your local Hispanic store only. Show Alabama what they will be missing! Make sure that you do it longer than a day!!! We need to have an effect on Alabama,” according to one Facebook page promoting a boycott.

The page also asks that people not show up to work for two days.

The page is entitled “NO SALGAN, NO ESCUELA, NO COMPREN NADA OCT 12-15 EN ALABAMA,” which roughly translated to English means “Don’t go out, no school, don’t buy anything Oct. 12-15 in Alabama.”

Full Report @ AL.com

Oct 132011

…we know ‘who to blame’… United Socialist State of America

“Keep The Change” Logs Nearly 150,000 Free Downloads In A Little Over 24 Hours

These lyrics NAIL it after the controversy surrounding him….

Free Download From Hank!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Hank Williams Jr. is about to have his say.

Williams’ has cut a new song, “Keep the Change,” calling out “Fox & Friends” and ESPN after an interview last week on the Fox News talk show led to the end of his association with the sports network and “Monday Night Football,” long home to his “Are you ready for some football?” theme.

“I’ve been recording for five decades, and I knew that old over-the-fence feeling on this one,” Williams said in an interview Monday afternoon.

He’s scheduled to appear on “The View” and “Hannity” today to discuss the uproar

Hank Williams Jr. writes song about scuffle over on-air comments