Oct 302011

TRIPOLI, Libya – Libya’s interim prime minister has confirmed the presence of chemical weapons in Libya and says foreign inspectors would arrive later this week to deal with the issue.

Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Sunday that Libya has no interest in keeping such weapons.

Last week, Ian Martin, the top U.N. envoy to Libya, told the U.N. Security Council that undeclared chemical weapons sites have been located in Libya.

Jibril did not provide any details about the chemical weapons.

In August, Fox News interviewed Rep. Mike Rogers, R.-Mich., who said he saw a chemical weapon stockpile in the country during a 2004 trip. At the time, he said the U.S. was concerned about “thousands of pounds of very active mustard gas.”

He also said there is some sarin gas that is unaccounted for.

A Russian-drafted U.N. resolution, to be voted on this week, calls on Libyan authorities to destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons in coordination with international authorities.

In February, the U.S. State Department told reporters that some chemical weapons remained in the country and the U.S. government was encouraging the Libyans to secure the sites.

The U.S. had been trying to revive a program to prevent Libyan chemical, biological and nuclear scientists from working for terror groups or hostile nations, a State Department official said last month.

Besides chemical weapons, hundreds of experts worked in Muammar Qaddafi’s weapons of mass destruction programs.

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Oct 302011

~ This is a true fright film. Eerie being Brandon Lee died while filming it.

Catch the explosive hit that thrilled moviegoers and dazzled critics everywhere! Brandon Lee (RAPID FIRE) plays Eric Draven, a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancΘe, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, Eric returns — watched over by a hypnotic crow — to seek revenge, battling the evil crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes.

Oct 302011


SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to Maryland were without power as an unseasonably early nor’easter dumped heavy, wet snow over the weekend on a region more used to gaping at leaves in October than shoveling snow.

The snow was due to stop falling in New England late Sunday, but Halloween will likely come and go before many of the more than 3 million without electricity see it restored, officials warned. Several referred to the combination of the storm’s early arrival and its ferocity as historic, yet another unwelcome superlative for weather-weary Northeasterners.

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Montana Road and the trees surrounding it are covered in snow near the Merrill Creek Reservoir in Washington Twp. (Warren Co.), N.J., Saturday Oct. 29, 2011.

More than a million residents along the eastern seaboard as far north as Connecticut reportedly were without power Saturday after a freak October nor’easter threatened to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of the Northeast and New England.

The rare pre-Halloween storm wreaked havoc with airline travel across the country as New York’s three major airports reported delays of up to six hours. Amtrak suspended service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa., and commuter trains in Connecticut and New York were delayed or suspended because of down trees and signal problems.

Power outages reported across the region:

Communities inland in mid-Atlantic states were getting hit hardest, with eastern Pennsylvania serving as the bull’s-eye for the storm, said National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro. Some places got more than half a foot of snow, and towns near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border saw 10 inches fall.

More than 580,000 customers lost power from Maryland north through Connecticut, and utilities were bringing in crews from other states to help restore it. Officials had warned that the early storm would bring sticky snow on the heels of the week’s warmer weather and could create dangerous conditions.

And the storm was expected to worsen as it swept north. The heaviest snowfall was forecast for later in the day into Sunday in the Massachusetts Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern New Hampshire and the southern Green Mountains. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph were predicted especially along coastal areas.

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Also See: Central Park in New York City Sets October Record for Snow

~ Flight Delay Information

Oct 302011

With the controversies over Solyndra and Fast and Furious showing no signs of going away anytime soon, President Obama faces an uphill battle of staying focused on winning re-election next November.

The White House announced Friday that it has ordered a review of the Energy Department’s loan guarantee program as multiple investigations swirl over Solyndra, the California-based solar company that went bankrupt after receiving a $528 million federal loan.

And at least eight Republican lawmakers are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the botched federal gun-trafficking program known as Fast and Furious.

The developments come as Obama tries to convince voters that his top priority is turning the economy around and that he deserves a second term despite his low approval ratings.

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:: Holder Called on to Resign Over Fast and Furious Scandal ::

:: Solyndra Just the Tip of the Iceberg? ::

Oct 302011

It was an interview Glenn Beck actually gave high marks to. Yesterday, he sat down with NBC’s “Today” show for an interview that aired Wednesday morning. It was a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from GBTV to his new book, “The Snow Angel.” But it was the latter subject that caused Glenn to get emotional.

The book is based on personal experience, which led Glenn to explain some of the pain he’s experienced in his life. He even recounted an emotional conversation with his father about abuse.

Besides the book, Glenn also talked about GBTV and how he “doesn’t care” any more about advertisers or pleasing anyone, as well as Occupy Wall Street.

BTW Kathy Gifford did an excellent interview:

Gets Emotional about his childhood:

About his battle with alcoholism:

h/t The Blaze

Oct 302011

Oct 302011

– featured image: Herman Cain campaigns in Tuscaloosa at the West Alabama Straw Poll held at the University of Alabama’s Bryant Conference Center on Saturday. ~ The Tuscaloosa News

TUSCALOOSA | After winning the West Alabama State Straw Poll on Saturday morning, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain voiced his support for Alabama’s controversial immigration law.

“Under the Cain presidency, the Justice Department would not be suing Alabama. The Justice Department would be helping Alabama,” Cain said to applause from the hundreds in attendance at the Bryant Conference Center.

Though Alabama’s law is considered the most restrictive law against illegal immigrants in the nation, Cain said “empowering states to do what the federal government won’t do” is key in solving the nation’s illegal immigration problem.

Read the rest of this terrific local coverage @ Tuscaloosa News

~ I have to say I am SO very proud of my adopted state for seeing Herman Cain is the only true GOP choice. For seeing the very goodness of this man. I ask all Christians to pray this man not only win the nomination but most importantly win the presidency. He is for Real! ~ JP

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain gets a photograph with Katie Bowers as he was greeted by around 75 supporters at the door, Saturday, October 29, 2011. He is the featured speaker tonight at the Alabama Federation of Republican Women convention Saturday night at the Huntsville Marriott.(The Huntsville Times/ Michael Mercier)

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – In a city known for space, with the Saturn V just beyond him, Herman Cain gave his unqualified support for the future of the United States space exploration Saturday evening.

Remembering President John F. Kennedy’s 1960s call to send a man to the moon before the end of the decade, Cain on Saturday said he believes Americans are still inspired by space and opposed to President Barack Obama’s recent NASA budget cuts.

During a brief news conference at the Marriott at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, before he spoke to the Alabama Federation of Republican Women’s convention, Cain was clear that space exploration will be among his priorities, saying he will reverse the Obama cuts.

Read much more @ AL.com

:: The True Threat of Herman Cain ::

For me David Morris explains the ‘Importance’ of Hermain Cain the best:

(h/t Blackie SM)

Herman Cain just may represent the greatest threat to the viability of the Democratic Party since the 1960s. The reason why is simple:

Because he is black. And he’s a Republican.

Worse yet: he could be remembered as the successful second black president who immediately followed the failures of the first. With such a legacy, he just might create a new wave of open-minded voters within the black community.

Such a wave would carry truly dangerous implications for the Democratic party.

For the past 40 years, Democrats could more or less take the African-American vote for granted. Paradoxically, many of these minority voters are not fully invested in the standard liberal agenda that the Democrats have come to represent. This is particularly true amongst those within the minority demographic who are middle class and church going.

Read the entire article by David @ Townhall

JUST Piper enthusiastically supports Herman Cain, as we have from the very beginning. I have been in politics for 50 years & there have been very few candidates I have been this sure about. Excited about. For far too many candidates, my vote has sadly gone more for voting ‘against’ one than for one.

I have been a foot soldier from the age of eight. I have volunteered and worked tirelessly for GOP candidates in Chicago, where fighting the Daley Machine was always a losing battle. I supported the Alan Keyes campaign against Obama for Senate because I had done thorough research on Obama locally and knew what trouble our country would be in if he became president.

Herman, as every candidate, has things we may not support. But there is NO squeaky clean candidate or a candidate without some issue. For goodness sake, they are all human. But overall, Herman is genuine. He is not radical like many candidates. Wishy-washy like some. Flip flopping and politically charming his way to top tier.

I am certain in my heart with my political knowledge that Herman Cain will not disappoint us & make us regret having voted for him.

~ JP


Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has taken the lead in the race to win the Iowa Caucuses, according to a Des Moines Register poll published Saturday.

Cain finished with 23 percent, narrowly beating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who finished with 22 percent. The two are essentially tied however, as Cain’s one point lead falls within the poll’s +/-4.9 percentage point margin of error.

Cain’s finish shows a significant gain of support in Iowa, as he scored just 10 percent in the Register’s first poll held in June. Romney’s support relatively stayed the same.

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