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  • Barack Obama, Bully

    10/07/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    David Remnick's piece in The New Yorker, attempting to "understand" Obama's debate defeat, begins thusly: When Barack Obama was a student at Harvard Law School, he was never known as a particularly good debater. In class, if he thought that a fellow student had said something foolish, he showed no forensic bloodlust. He did not go out of his way to defeat someone in argument; instead he tried, always with a certain decorous courtesy, to try to persuade, to reframe his interlocutor’s view, to signal his understanding while disagreeing. Obama became president of the law review—the first African-American to do...
  • EPA Celebrates Children Health Month, Recruiting Students for Energy Patrols at School

    10/07/2012 3:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating Childrens Health Month this October by providing information and health tips on its website, including the importance of energy efficiency in schools. On the website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment. In the reports chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools. One of the items in the box reads, Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor and inform...
  • Undocumented Mexican immigrant held in Sacramento jail faces deportation over marijuana charge

    10/07/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 | Stephen Magagnini
    Less than a third of a gram of "concentrated marijuana" might get Juan Carlos Rivera deported. The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Sacramento County jail for more than four months while he awaits a decision in his deportation case.
  • David Letterman Calls Mitt Romney 'A Felon'

    10/07/2012 2:56:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 06, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CBS Late Show host David Letterman on Friday accused Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of being "a felon." "The man has not paid a nickel in United States federal income tax" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril

    10/07/2012 2:48:27 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 89 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04 Oct 2012 | Jennifer Waters
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Courts agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmothers antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture, as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products. [snip] Thats being challenged now for products that are made abroad, and if the Supreme Court upholds an appellate court...
  • Appleseed Project Teaches Kids Gun Safety and Appreciation of America

    10/07/2012 2:47:46 PM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Came across this at the range today. Seems like a great project. How wonderful to teach young people about the real America while encouraging firearms training! Welcome to Project Appleseed What the RWVA (Revolutionary War Veterans Association) is all about: History and Heritage Telling HistoryProject Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills. Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the...
  • Mitt Romney and the empty PODIUM: New Yorker magazine cover pokes fun at Obama's disaster debate...

    10/07/2012 2:46:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5 October 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN
    Mitt Romney and the empty PODIUM: New Yorker magazine cover pokes fun at Obama's disaster debate (with apologies to Clint Eastwood) We had Clint Eastwood debating an empty chair that represented Barack Obama at the Republican convention. Now, the 'New Yorker' magazine is depicting the President as a debate podium with an empty chair behind it. Next week's cover carries an illustration entitled 'One on One' by Barry Blitt , who explains: 'This image seemed like a proper response to the first Presidential debate but Im not sure I realised how hard it is to caricature furniture.' No one's there:...
  • Obamacare Fines Start For Hospitals That Readmit Sick Patients

    10/07/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies ^ | 10/7/12 | Tony Lee
    Hospitals who re-admit patients within 30 days after they were discharged will now have to, under an Obamacare provision, pay fines as of October 1, 2012, which could force hospitals to slash programs that help the elderly, the poor, and the chronically ill. According to a study, "about two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year." This provision was inserted into Obamacare as a cost-cutting measure, but it will force hospitals to give the poor, elderly, and chronically ill substandard care.
  • Rahm Emanuel Terrified of Something in Chicago: Another round of expensive telephone survey

    10/07/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Hill Buzz ^ | 10/06/12 | Kevin DuJan Read more
    So, my boyfriend Justins been avoiding a mysterious caller coming from the number (720) 582-8383 for the last week and this morning I told him to just take the call because it was most likely a political survey and Id answer it for him. It was a research company in Denver, Colorado hired by Rahm Emanuel to poll Chicagoans about what they think of him. I had an awful lot of fun taking this survey and telling the pollster how bad a job Rahm is doingand was interested in the amount of emphasis that was given to Rahms dealings with...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuelas Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008 By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Pittsburgh wins 16-14 on last-second field goal Why you care

    10/07/2012 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Normally when Pittsburgh plays Philadelphia I might normally root for the blimp to crash into the stadium as I have no love for either franchise. But todays game had special significance. According to Selena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:
  • Okay, here it is! The James Bond opinion survey you're wanting!

    10/07/2012 2:24:33 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 60 replies
    The James Bond Franchise . . . | 10/7/12 | Jim
    I know you've been waiting for someone to ask this. Who, of the 66 bond girls so far (three girls x 22 films)should James Bond have married and settled down with? With all due respect to Tracy--Countessa Teresa Di Vicenzo, "Tracy Draco", Bond's beloved deceased wife, played by Diana Rigg--and the un-named Kissy Suzuki, played by Mie Hama--who should be the real Mrs. Bond? And I'm not talking about considering the acting ability of the actress playing the part, or your personal hate for her. And you need not name only one--nothing unseemly implied here. I know some of you...
  • Gibbs: Biden Middle Class Buried Remark Not a Gaffe

    10/07/2012 2:19:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/7/12 | Eliana Johnson
    On ABCs This Week, Robert Gibbs stood behind Joe Bidens remark that the middle class has been buried for the last four years.
  • Biden played FLAG FOOTBALL in college

    10/07/2012 2:13:00 PM PDT · by tangchung · 35 replies
    Biden played FLAG FOOTBALL at University of Delaware ! University of Delaware 1984 yearbook features alumni Biden. Says Biden played intramural football. (if married spouse allowed to play) University of Delaware Intramural Football is FLAG FOOTBALL !!
  • Catholics (RC Diocese of Atlanta) end Komen support

    10/07/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Cherokee Tribune ^ | October 7, 2012
    ATLANTA The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta had told its parishes, schools and other organizations to end their support for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity over a lingering abortion dispute. That directive from religious leaders came in a memo Monday. It criticized grants given by some Komen officials to Planned Parenthood to support breast screenings. Planned Parenthood also provides abortions, which are against Catholic religious teachings. But thats not the case in Atlanta. The local Komen affiliate told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it has never given funding to Planned Parenthood Southeast. Komen Atlanta remains...
  • Illegal alien charged with child's death allowed to go free on bond

    10/07/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by AuntB · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced that Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes, 19, has been free on bond since September 21. She reportedly left her 2-year-old nephew trapped in her car for eight hours, resulting in the child's death. Miramontes has been charged with child abuse resulting in death. She was arrested on August 5, after admitting to police that she left the boy, Gabriel Torres, outside the Precious Moments Daycare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked. Despite her illegal status, she was released on only a $500 bond from the Metropolitan Detention Center, where she had been...
  • Man curses Democrats from 120-year-old grave

    Attica Nathaniel Grigsby died 120 years ago, but in a cemetery near Attica on the southern Kansas plains, the farmer still is cursing the Democratic Party from the grave. History might have eventually forgotten Grigsbys name and overlooked his tombstone as family ties became more distant, yet Grigsby may always be remembered for his famous parting words an epitaph he made his family promise to engrave if they wanted their inheritance. Through this inscription I wish to enter my dying protest against what is called the Democratic party. I have watched it closely since the days of Jackson...
  • The Catholic Association voter guide touts Romney

    10/07/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    RadioIowa ^ | October 6, 2012 | O. Kay Henderson
    The Christian Coalition has gained attention over the past few decades with the “voter guides” it distributes to Evangelical Christians. Now, The Catholic Association has just released its own “voter guide” as part of the group’s effort to make “religious freedom” a 2012 campaign issue. The Catholic Association’s voter guide gives Republican Mitt Romney an over-all grade of “A+” and gives Democrat Barack Obama an “F”.The group is critical of the Obama Administration’s push to require Catholic institutions to cover contraceptives in employee health insurance plans.The Romney campaign hopes to capitalize with Catholics in Iowa who may be Democrats or...
  • Rampant recycling fraud is draining California cash [They built it]

    10/07/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Las Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jessica Garrison
    Just over 8.5 billion recyclable cans were sold in California last year. The number redeemed for a nickel under California's recycling law: 8.3 billion. That's a return rate of nearly 100%. That kind of success isn't just impressive, it's unbelievable. But the recycling rate for certain plastic containers was even higher: 104%. California's generous recycling redemption program has led to rampant fraud. Crafty entrepreneurs are driving semi-trailers full of cans from Nevada or Arizona, which don't have deposit laws, across the border and transforming their cargo into truckfuls of nickels. In addition, recyclers inside the state are claiming redemptions for...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Night Passage" (1957)

    10/07/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | James Neilson The pick for this week's feature is "Night Passage". This 1957 western features decorated WWII vets and patriots Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy as brothers on the opposite sides of the law. I miss patriotic, pro-American actors like Stewart and Murphy. Also features, Hugh Beaumont(a/k/a Ward Cleaver, one of TV's best on-screen dads) as a railroad tycoon.