Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” campaign uploaded one of those liberal celebrity YouTube videos in dramatic black and white to “Demand a Plan” for new gun control laws.
But the shock sets in at about 17 seconds, where religion-trashing leftist Sarah Silverman asks “How many more houses of faith” must have a shooting tragedy. Excuse me? Sarah Silverman, who pretended to have a one-night stand with God, and then threw Him out of her bed and kneed Him in the groin?
President Barack Obama and his family have arrived in Honolulu to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where the president was born and raised.
Air Force One touched down in Honolulu minutes after midnight local time on Saturday. The first family departed the plane and traveled quickly to their vacation house in the beach town of Kailua, a scenic, sleepy beach town on the east side of Oahu.
Kailua is roughly 12 miles from downtown Honolulu. Obama’s vacation house sits near a Marine base, on the north end of a five-mile stretch of beach popular among windsurfers and paddle surfers.
As the president and his family departed Air Force One, Obama had shed the jacket he was wearing when he left Washington and was in a dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. The first family left Washington on Friday night.
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State Sen. Barack Obama and Fr. Michael Pfleger led a protest against the payday loan industry demanding the State of Illinois to regulate loan businesses in January 2000. During his time as a community organizer Barack Obama led several protests against banks to make loans to high risk individuals. (NBC 5 Week of January 3, 2000)
Here’s something that won’t get any play in the liberal media…
A new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats are to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis.
Investor’s Business Daily reported:
Democrats and the media insist the Community Reinvestment Act, the anti-redlining law beefed up by President Clinton, had nothing to do with the subprime mortgage crisis and recession.
But a new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research finds, “Yes, it did. We find that adherence to that act led to riskier lending by banks.”
Added NBER: “There is a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters around the (CRA) exam. Moreover, the effects are larger for loans made within CRA tracts,” or predominantly low-income and minority areas.
To satisfy CRA examiners, “flexible” lending by large banks rose an average 5% and those loans defaulted about 15% more often, the 43-page study found.
The strongest link between CRA lending and defaults took place in the runup to the crisis — 2004 to 2006 — when banks rapidly sold CRA mortgages for securitization by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and Wall Street.
CRA regulations are at the core of Fannie’s and Freddie’s so-called affordable housing mission. In the early 1990s, a Democrat Congress gave HUD the authority to set and enforce (through fines) CRA-grade loan quotas at Fannie and Freddie.
It passed a law requiring the government-backed agencies to “assist insured depository institutions to meet their obligations under the (CRA).” The goal was to help banks meet lending quotas by buying their CRA loans.
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The parents of a Philadelphia high schooler who said her geometry teacher ordered her to remove her pro-Mitt Romney T-shirt are suing the teacher and the school district.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the suit claims the district ignored 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy’s right to free speech and allowed other students to harass her, subjecting her “to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights.”
Pawlucy’s story went viral after she wore a pink Romney-Ryan T-shirt to school and said her teacher, Lynette Gaymon, ordered her to remove it, saying Carroll High School is a “Democratic” school and that it was akin to wearing a Ku Klux Klan shirt.
Gaymon later wrote a public letter of apology to Pawlucy. Romney himself called the teen’s family and said he appreciated her courage.
According to the Inquirer, the suit claims the district’s “de facto prohibition” on pro-Romney T-shirts violated Pawlucy’s right to free speech and says Gaymon defamed the teen by implying she “was a racist and Ku Klux Klan sympathizer.”
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Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said on Thursday that many Americans purchase guns because “we’re a very frightened people” and stated that “fear is used to the point where everybody feels like they’ve got to have a gun in the house.”
Moore made the comments the day before his 10-year-old film, “Bowling for Columbine,” was to be aired on the liberal cable channel Current TV on Friday, one week after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 adults and 6 children at the Shady Brook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., along with his mother and himself.
As noted by by Jeff Poor at the Daily Caller, the liberal activist said that gun ownership “cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved.”
“I think we’re a very frightened people,” Moore said. “I think we’ve been frightened ever since we landed on these shores.”
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