Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,503
91%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 91%!! Less than $7.5k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • If You Seek Me With All Of Your Heart...Psalm 9 pt 2

    11/17/2012 3:48:46 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    The ninth Psalm is eschatological. It is a celebration of the return of King Messiah, whose coming is an intervention, a deliverance of Israel from the amassed nations of the world who have united to destroy her. The psalmist taunts the enemies who have sought Israel’s destruction, O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.(Psalm 9:6)Either this is rendered as ‘Your destructions are over forever!”, or it means “You are eternally destroyed”. Perhaps it is both, for the Coming of the Messiah shall certainly produce both effects;...
  • LAX Union Workers To Strike On Thanksgiving Eve

    11/17/2012 3:33:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 127 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/12 | Tony Lee
    As many as 1000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) workers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are considering going on strike on Thanksgiving eve in what is the busiest travel day of the year. Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, said the protest would be in response to an LAX contractor that failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.
  • Secession? Let THEM Secede.

    11/17/2012 3:30:30 PM PST · by RightOnline · 85 replies
    Self | 11/17/12 | RightOnline
    Since the November 6, 2012 elections, resulting in significant Democrat Party gains (including keeping the White House), talk of secession has become rather serious. Such talk has been around for years. Travel to Alaska (I admit it's been years since I have been there, but I've visited courtesy of Uncle Sam three times) and you'll see secessionist literature everywhere...diners, wherever people gather. To a lesser extent, this has been true in Texas, as well (lived there for years). Alaska and Texas are admittedly the two most independent-minded States in our nation. Now....such talk isn't relegated to the pioneer-minded, two largest...
  • Soviet Officer Wins Award for Preventing Nuclear War

    11/17/2012 3:24:00 PM PST · by bigbob · 42 replies
    RIA NOVOSTI ^ | 11-16-12 | staff
    A retired Soviet lieutenant colonel whose self-control prevented a nuclear war from being triggered by a long-classified accident in 1983 was named on Friday a recipient of a German anti-war prize. Stanislav Petrov, 73, won the fourth Dresden-Preis (Dresden Prize), which comes complete with a check for 25,000 euro ($32,000), prize organizers said on their website, Friendsofdresden-deutschland.com. The prize is to be bestowed at a ceremony in Dresden on Feb. 17, the anniversary of the Dresden bombing in 1945, the organizers said. Ironically for a military officer, Petrov shot to fame for ignoring his direct responsibilities. The officer served at...
  • Secret Service investigates GIANT LIZARDS as 'potential threat' to Obama on Thailand visit

    11/17/2012 3:20:31 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/12
    They are supposed to be prepared to handle most anything, yet a harmless lizard managed to scare the daylights out of U.S. Secret Service agents preparing a residence for President Obama's trip to Thailand. Thai officials, however, reassured the U.S. Secret Service that the massive lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous Komodo dragons, but the harmless, lazy water lizards.
  • Ranchers, farmers brace for 'death tax' impact

    11/17/2012 3:16:39 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 16, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    the estate tax -- also known as the "death tax."... set to soar at the beginning of 2013 ... The estate tax dates back to 1916 when then-President Woodrow Wilson imposed the tax of 1 to 10 percent on the wealthy because World War I reduced federal government revenues. Under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the tax rose to 77 percent, as Congress tried to prevent wealth from becoming concentrated among a few powerful and super-rich families. Ironically, many nations historically more concerned with class and wealth -- namely Russia and China -- have since abandoned their estate taxes.
  • Watch the Hallmark Channel for some good wholesome Christmas programming

    11/17/2012 3:16:06 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 33 replies
    None | 11/17/2012 | Hot Tabasco
    You want some nice programs to watch, check out this channel.
  • What Sheriff Joe says about the GOP

    11/17/2012 3:15:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    TPNN ^ | TPNN
    Sheriff Joe think about the GOP and the Latino vote? Find out by watching our interview with him this week.
  • CIA's language on Benghazi was barely edited, White House says

    11/17/2012 2:59:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/17/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The White House made only small, factual edits to the CIA's initial intelligence assessment on the September attack on Americans in Benghazi, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday. "We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment," Rhodes said aboard Air Force One en route to Asia. "The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility.”
  • Israel hits Hamas buildings, shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket

    11/17/2012 2:45:58 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 34 replies
    Yahoo!news ^ | 11-17-12 | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza, and the "Iron Dome" defense system shot down a Tel Aviv-bound rocket on Saturday as Israel geared up for a possible ground invasion. Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, said Israeli missiles wrecked the office building of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh - where he had met on Friday with the Egyptian prime minister - and struck a police headquarters. Along the Tel Aviv beachfront, volleyball games came to an abrupt halt and people crouched as sirens sounded. Two interceptor rockets streaked into the sky. A...
  • Just got a call, mother in critical condition. Please pray for us.

    11/17/2012 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 165 replies
    November 17, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet
    My mom went in for a check-up and she's not doing well. She is 80 and a two-time cancer survivor. Please pray for her, my family, my sister & her family. Thank you.
  • Attack Widens on Clinton Staff Practices (Hillary fires WH Usher who called Barbara Bush in '96)

    11/17/2012 2:39:14 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | July, 1996 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    The Clinton Administration sent detailed questionnaires to longtime White House employees asking them about their finances and their personal and political activities, the Pennsylvania Congressman leading an inquiry into the White House's handling of personnel information said today. It is unclear how many employees received the questionnaires, which were sent to nonpolitical household staff as well as political appointees. But those who did receive them were instructed to return them to Craig Livingstone, who resigned as head of the White House personnel security office last week over his role in that office's improper acquisition of as many as 900confidential F.B.I....
  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Alito takes on critics [Election/First Amendment/Citizens United Case]

    11/17/2012 2:37:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/17/12 | Mark Sherman
    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is defending the court's 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel hundreds of millions of dollars of spending by independent groups in the just-concluded campaign season. Alito told roughly 1,500 people at a Federalist Society dinner this week that the First Amendment protects political speech, whether from an individual or a corporation. His comments to the overwhelmingly conservative and Republican crowd were part of his broader analysis of arguments put forth by the Obama administration in recent years that Alito said would curtail individual freedoms in favor of stronger federal power. He...
  • Maryland, Rutgers to Big Ten?

    11/17/2012 2:33:22 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 28 replies
    espn ^ | 11 17 12
    The University of Maryland is in serious negotiations to join the Big Ten Conference, sources told ESPN.com on Saturday. If Maryland goes to the Big Ten, Rutgers of the Big East is expected to follow suit. The addition of Maryland and Rutgers would give the Big Ten 14 members as the league gears toward negotiations on a new media rights deal when its first-tier rights expire in 2017. No date has been set for an potential announcement, though it could come as soon as Monday. Maryland president Wallace Loh has been handling the conversation with Big Ten officials, a source...
  • R.I.P.: Buffalo, Boston Broadcaster Jeff Kaye Dies At 75

    11/17/2012 2:29:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Media Confidential ^ | November 16, 2012 | Tom Benson
    A voice that for years introduced every newscast on WBEN, Buffalo, NY through much of the 1980s has been silenced. Jefferson Kaye, the onetime WBEN 930 AM morning man, was a broadcast veteran who worked at WBZ 1030 AM Boston, when it was close to a Top 40 station in the mid-60s.
  • Report: Israel negotiating imminent cease-fire

    11/17/2012 2:29:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 17,2012 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Truce backed by Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, US, according to Channel 2 report; Egypt's Morsi says "some indications" of truce in Gaza, warns against ground invasion; Russo: Israel will continue until rockets destroyed. Israel is currently negotiating a cease-fire with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to take effect later in the night, sources told Channel 2 on Saturday night. Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi gave credence to the report, saying there are "some indications" of a cease-fire in Gaza, but that there were not yet any guarantees. "There are some indications that there is a possibility of a ceasefire soon, but we...
  • MARK LEVIN: TEA PARTY ONLY THING THAT STANDS 'BETWEEN LIBERTY AND TYRANNY'

    11/17/2012 2:12:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 179 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | By Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar, talk radio host, and former Reagan administration official Mark Levin said conservatives need to first overthrow the Republican establishment to more successfully take on President Barack Obama and the institutional left. “We cannot get through Obama and the left until we get through the Republican Establishment,” Levin said, railing against establishment consultants who attack the base and politicians who know nothing of “Burkean reform” because they have spent their whole careers “clawing their way to the top.” In a talk at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday with his mentor, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, for whom Levin...
  • Judge refuses to halt early vote recount in St. Lucie County

    11/17/2012 1:59:26 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    TCPalm ^ | 11/17/2012 | James Kirley
    FORT PIERCE — Circuit Court Judge Larry Schack has denied a motion by Democrat Patrick Murphy to halt the recount of early votes in St. Lucie County. About 4:15 p.m., the judge made his ruling, saying if Murphy loses because of the recount, he still can contest the results of the election. Meanwhile, workers in the Supervisor of Elections office on Okeechobee Road continued recounting the early votes for the tight District 18 congressional race. Early Saturday morning, the Murphy campaign team announced they had filed an preliminary injunction to halt the recount, saying it was not legal. Schack began...
  • Hurricane refugees to arrive in San Diego for adoption

    11/17/2012 1:55:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    cbs8.com ^ | 11/17/12 | kfmb/cbs8
    RANCHO SANTA FE (CNS) - About 60 shelter dogs and cats displaced as Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast will arrive in San Diego Saturday, then will be taken to a Rancho San Diego animal center, according to center officials. The Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Sea World Rescue Team and Southwest Airlines teamed up to fly the shelter pets from New Jersey.
  • Vanity - Song "Four Dead in Benghazi"

    11/17/2012 1:53:58 PM PST · by magellan · 8 replies
    17 November 2012 | Magellan
    I'm no Doug from Upland, but here is my first try: Al Qaeda and no help coming, We're found ourselves deep in it. September I hear the drumming, Four dead in Benghazi. Gotta get reelected While Jihadists cut our men down Could have stopped it long ago. What if you knew them? And found them dead on the ground How can you lie when you know? Gotta get reelected While Jihadists cut our men down Could have stopped it long ago. What if you knew them? And found them dead on the ground How can you lie when you know?...
  • U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Congo

    11/17/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/12 | Jonny Hogg | Reuters
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - United Nations attack helicopters hit rebel positions in eastern Congo on Saturday after insurgents gained ground in heavy fighting with government troops, the U.N. said. The clashes to the south of the town Kibumba mean the rebels have advanced to within 30 km (18 miles) of Goma, the closest they have been to North Kivu's provincial capital since a rebellion exploded in the eastern provinces eight months ago. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the army retreated to the southern outskirts of the town after M23 rebels - a group of soldiers who mutinied in April -...
  • Obamacare tax increases could lead to massive layoffs

    11/17/2012 1:45:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 17, 2012 | Cathy Lenny
    The reelection of Pres. Barack Obama has basically killed the momentum to overturn Obamacare. Now businesses are scrambling to deal with the 20 or more higher taxes as a result of the legislation, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income to the $20 billion medical device tax. A number of companies have announced layoffs as a result of the new taxes associated with the health care law. Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in New York, announced a layoff of 275 employees, about 10 percent of their workforce, over the next three years. Dana Holding...
  • 11-17-12 interview Phill Kline- The Conscience of Kansas radio program

    11/17/2012 1:44:41 PM PST · by 1pitech · 3 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 11-16-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    This is an interview with Phill Kline on 11-16-12 after his ethics hearing with the Kansas Supreme Court dealing with investigations of Dr. George Tiller and Planned Parenthood.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/17/2012 1:44:10 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    November 17, 2012 | Irish Rose
    Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. (Psalm 27:7-10)
  • Kaiser Permanente to layoff 530 employees in Southern California

    11/17/2012 1:37:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KFMB-TV ^ | November 17, 2012
    One of the nation's largest HMOs is laying off 530 employees in Southern California this weekend, including some in San Diego County, a company official confirmed Saturday. Kaiser Permanente said the layoffs -- constituting about eight-tenths of one percent of it employees -- would be spread across its 65,700 employees and doctors working in offices and hospitals from Kern County to the Mexican border. Under its union contracts, the laid-off employees who are in unions will get income and benefits for a year. many may also be rehired next year, when Kaiser Permanente expects "significant membership growth" next year. "Health...
  • The Coming Environmental Battles

    11/17/2012 1:35:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    The United States is now Balkanized into five distinct voting blocs, says Joel Kotkin. Other political analysts see the nation bifurcating along “makers” and “takers” lines, while still others say 50.6% of the popular vote is hardly a mandate. In any event, when American voters reelected President Obama, they also returned his EPA, Interior, Energy and Justice Departments, and their wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This won’t mean just Obamacare, higher taxes on businesses and families, rampant spending, and tens of thousands of pages of new regulations. It will also bring more disputes over energy and environmental...
  • NBC may give George Washington the dramatic treatment

    11/17/2012 1:35:38 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Lisa de Moraes
    NBC is developing a drama series about George Washington, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “Washington: A Life.” In that book, author Ron Chernow wrote that the country’s first president “ranks as the most famously elusive figure in American history, a remote, enigmatic personage more revered than truly loved.”... The network has ordered a script from David Seidler... “There’s George Washington the national icon, starting from the dollar bill with his supposed mouthful of wooden teeth, and then there’s the George Washington who had an adulterous affair with his best friend’s wife. The George Washington obsessed with social status, finely...
  • Exploding Daisy-Cutter Hot

    11/17/2012 1:31:03 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/17/2012 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Women love a man in a uniform. Men love a woman out of a uniform. Old verities stand affirmed by the intelligence that ousted the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General David Petraeus commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But what man is really in command when face-to-face with a determined Paula Broadwell? The author of the appropriately titled "All In" conquered Petraeus in a way that neither the Taliban nor al Qaeda could. Terrorists aren't the only ones who target generals. Broadwell gives new meaning to "hagiographer." The overused term, which 99 percent of the time tells us more...
  • A royal snub! Kim Kardashian sends Kate Middleton freebie clothing from her Kollection

    11/17/2012 1:28:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 72 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/17/12 | dailymail
    full title......A royal snub! Kim Kardashian sends Kate Middleton freebie clothing from her Kollection ... but the Duchess sends them straight backKate Middleton is admired for her impeccable style, and designers all over the world line up to dress the royal brunette. So it's no suprise that during her recent trip to London, Kim Kardashian wanted to get a piece of the action. The reality star and her famous sisters recently launched a fashion collection at Dorothy Perkins, and reportedly send the Duchess a load of free clothing, only to get them send straight back.
  • Big lizards scare Secret Service ahead of Obama's Thailand visit

    11/17/2012 1:26:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    UPI.com ^ | 11/17/12 | UPI
    BANGKOK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Thai officials reassured the U.S. Secret Service that lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous komodo dragons, but water lizards.
  • Top 10 U.S. Military Slogans - On a T-Shirt

    11/17/2012 1:26:18 PM PST · by virgil283 · 16 replies
    I gotta get one of these T-shirts...
  • 48 million consumers will engage in showrooming during the holidays

    11/17/2012 1:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Internet Retailer ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bill Siwicki, Managing Editor, Mobile Commerce
    This holiday season, 48 million shoppers—about 20% of the U.S. adult population—will use their smartphones to compare prices and research products while shopping in stores, a practice known as “showrooming,” IDC Retail Insights finds in a new survey. This represents a 134% increase from 2011 when 20.5 million shoppers engaged in showrooming. IDC forecasts the number of showrooming shoppers will grow to 59 million next year, 69 million in 2014 and 78 million in 2015. This year, according to the new research, showrooming will influence $700 million to $1.7 billion in holiday retail purchases. Big-ticket items, in particular those that...
  • West wins request for recount of some ballots

    11/17/2012 1:22:11 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Rep. Allen West won a full recount of early voting in St. Lucie County when the county’s canvassing board voted late Friday to grant his request.</p> <p>Local news accounts said the decision came in a 2-1 vote.</p> <p>After last weeks’ election Mr. West, a one-term congressman and tea party favorite, trails Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by about 1,900 votes, or just outside the margin needed for an automatic recount.</p>
  • McKayla Maroney does her ‘not impressed’ face with President Obama (Caption Time)

    11/17/2012 1:20:18 PM PST · by raybbr · 16 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 11/17/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    Members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, including the gold-medal winning Fierce Five, stopped by the White House this week. They met President Barack Obama and toured the house. At the time of the visit, McKayla Maroney tweeted, "Did I just do the not impressed face with the President?" The answer is yes. Yes, she sure did.
  • Solar Activity – Past, Present, Future

    11/17/2012 1:20:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 11, 2012 | Essay/paper by Dr. Leif Svalgaard
    This image is a full-disk view of the X-ray Sun and was produced by the Yohkoh solar observatory in 1991. The structures that can be seen consist of large and hot (>2MK) coronal magnetic structures. This particular image, one of millions, shows a quite active corona from near the maximum of the solar cycle. At the upper right (solar northwest) one can see an “X-ray jet”) squirting outwards – this was one of Yohkoh’s original discoveries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Posted on November 11, 2012 by Guest Blogger This image is a full-disk view of the X-ray Sun and was produced by...
  • The Ludicrous Right Wing ‘Benghazi-Gate’ Fake Scandal Gets Even More Ludicrous (Barf-o-licious)

    11/17/2012 1:17:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 70 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | Charles Johnson (Moonbat)
    Yes, the right wing is still trying to turn the Benghazi attack into a cut-rate Watergate scandal, despite David Petraeus’s testimony backing up everything the administration said. Jennifer Rubin, the right wing hack masquerading as a Washington Post blogger, leads the charge with yet another determinedly stupid article: BREAKING: The President Knew the Truth About Benghazi - Right Turn.For some reason, the right wing echo chamber is obsessively fixated on whether the President “knew it was a terrorist attack,” and they’re going to keep hammering away at this empty nothing-burger until it’s flatter than Mitt Romney’s approval ratings. Solomon cautions...
  • Hamas Headquarters Leveled, 'Gaza Power Grid Targeted'

    11/17/2012 1:13:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF's pounding of Hamas' infrastructure in Gaza entered its fourth day Saturday, and is deemed as highly successful until this point. The Hamas government headquarters, which housed Gaza "prime minister" Ismail Haniyeh's offices, were leveled to the ground. In addition, "security compounds, tunnels and electricity transformers" were hit, according to Al Jazeera. "Missiles also knocked out five electricity transformers, plunging more than 400,000 people into darkness, according to the Gaza electricity distribution company," the news network reported. The government has approved the call-up of 75,000 reservists and massed troops, tanks and armored vehicles along the border with Gaza, signaling...
  • 8,500-Year-Old Well Unearthed in Israel, Mystery Surrounds Two Human Skeletons

    11/17/2012 1:11:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Science News ^ | Thursday, November 8th, 2012 | Sergio Prostak
    Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed an ancient well dating to the Neolithic period some 8,500 years ago in the Jezreel Valley. "The impressive well that was revealed was connected to an ancient farming settlement and it seems the inhabitants used it for their subsistence and living. The upper part of the well was built of stones and its lower part was hewn in the bedrock. Two capstones, which narrowed the opening, were set in place at the top of the well. It is about 8 m deep and its upper part measures about 1.3 m in diameter,"...
  • WiFi Help Needed

    11/17/2012 1:00:04 PM PST · by raybbr · 30 replies
    11/17/2012 | raybbr
    I have been using a Motorola 3360 ADSL modem for over a year. Well, not the same one. Last Thursday, the third one in the last year crapped out on me. (I needed one right away because my wife is job hunting and we can't wait for delivery. ) I decided not to go with another Motorola. I went to Staples and found that they have two available in the store. One is a Netgear 600N single channel and the other, which I purchased, is a Netgear Model: DGND3700-100NAS, which is a dual channel modem. It has both the 2.4GHz...
  • The Gathering Storm

    11/17/2012 12:57:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    "Cry Havoc!, and let slip the dogs of war." -- Act III, Scene 1, Julius Caesar Not that you haven't noticed, Gentle Reader, but the world is coming apart. Again. Beginning with the Middle East, where, to put it as diplomatically as possible, all hell is about to break loose on Israel's border with Hamasland, aka Gaza. You can see war coming by the rockets' red glare, hear the bombs bursting in air as the first deaths are tallied. How many more before the hurly-burly's done, the battle's lost or won? Hundreds of explosive-laden rockets have been fired at random...
  • Administration Blocks Oil Development on 1.6 Million Acres

    11/17/2012 12:55:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    The Interior Department issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federally owned land that had originally been slated for oil shale development by the Bush Administration. Interior Department spokesman, Blake Androff explained that “injecting more fossil-based fuels into the mix would be both unbalanced and disruptive. The President is trying to wean the country off of energy sources dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. Bringing more sources of such fuels on-stream would work to thwart this objective.” Androff also cited “the potentially damaging international impacts of lower prices for fossil-based fuels. Many of this country’s allies...
  • Barbara Bush On Obama's Reelection: 'People Spoke. Move On, Get On With It'

    11/17/2012 12:52:43 PM PST · by Abiotic · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 11-15-2012 | Melanie Warner
    Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she's ready to move beyond this year's campaign season, in comments that came at an Austin conference the week after President Barack Obama's re-election. "I'm tired now of the elections," Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America's first ladies. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly." Bush, sporting a double strand of her signature pearls, joined former first lady Laura Bush on a panel for the Enduring Legacies of America's First Ladies...
  • Intelligence Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. secretly returned to work last month, e-mail indicates

    11/17/2012 12:51:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 11/16/12 | Chuck Goudie
    Intelligence Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. secretly returned to work last month, e-mail indicatesChuck Goudie Friday, November 16, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The I-Team has learned that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. secretly returned to work, apparently last month, for a short time. This is the first revelation that Jackson has been well enough to conduct any public business since first being treated for bipolar disorder more than six months ago. A congressman actually doing some work shouldn't be news, but in the case of Jesse Jackson Jr., who has supposedly been too ill to fulfill the duties of his elective office...
  • A Different Kind of History

    11/17/2012 12:45:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    "Before there were houses in this land, there were altars." A timelier reminder you could not get, as we confront realities about immigration and secularization in the United States. It's a point made by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez, as he tries to morally educate, animate, and challenge. Gomez promotes learning the entire story behind our country's founding. "Immigrant missionaries were naming this continent's rivers and mountains and territories for saints, sacraments and articles of the faith," as he put it in a speech to the Napa Institute last summer. "Catholics founded America's oldest settlement, in St....
  • How to un-elect Obama & let House of Reps pick the President (I need to believe this)

    11/17/2012 12:41:56 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 42 replies
    SWLA Tea Party ^ | November 16, 2012 | Steve Farber
    According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution AND the 12th Amendment - if 1/3rd of the States do not cast their votes in the Electoral College -- then the matter falls onto the House of Representatives to choose the President. In other words -- if we pressure Congressmen, State Party Officials, and groups such as Tea Party Patriots, Heritage Foundation, etc., to call on RED States to NOT have their Electors cast their vote -- then the House of Reps CAN ...
  • Along Comes Hamas - We’re already seeing the wages of November 6.

    11/17/2012 12:41:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 17, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The day of reckoning is here.For over 30 years, the United States government and the institutions that drive public opinion have made like Susan Rice when it comes to the ideological threat that Islamic supremacists pose to freedom, fabricating reasons to remain in denial. Thus inured, the American people have elected, and now reelected, a president notoriously fond of America-bashing Islamists. The attraction would not be hard to understand if we were not so ideology-averse — GOP strategists having made Obama’s radicalism a subject nearly as off-limits as Islamic supremacism, helpfully leaving the Left to fill the canvas with...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRINITY SUNDAY, 11-17-12

    11/17/2012 12:35:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TRINITY SUNDAY The first Sunday after Pentecost. Its origins go back to the Arian heresy, when an office with canticle, responses, preface, and hymns was composed by the Fathers and recited on Sundays. Bishop Stephen of Liège (903-20) wrote an office of the Holy Trinity that in some places was recited on the sunday after Pentecost, and elsewhere on the last sunday before Adven. St. Thomas à Becket (1118-70), consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury on the Sunday following Pentecost, obtained for England the privilege of a special feast to honor the Trinity on that day. Pope John...
  • The Obama Recession

    11/17/2012 12:27:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Full time work is about to get scarcer. The reason? By hiring part-time workers who put in less than 30 hours per week, employers can avoid a mandate dictated by the new health reform law: either provide expensive health insurance or pay a fine equal to $2,000 per worker. Avoiding the mandate becomes even more attractive for low-wage employees, since they can get highly subsidized insurance in the newly created health insurance exchanges. According to the Wall Street Journal: • Darden Restaurants [parent of Red Lobster and Olive Garden] was among the first companies to say it was changing hiring...
  • Dobson: Where have GOP values gone? [GOP was AWOL on conservative values]

    11/17/2012 12:24:28 PM PST · by fwdude · 133 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The 2012 election was an open door for the GOP to lead America back to its roots in faith and morality, and the Republicans were AWOL, says Dr. James Dobson, founder of Family Talk and a brand new political outreach arm called Family Talk Action. “I waited throughout the campaign for Mitt Romney to declare himself, to at least identify with the moral issues that are before us. He would not touch them,” Dobson said on a two-part radio program in which Penny Nance, head of Concerned Women for America, joined.
  • Mike Ditka has minor stroke

    11/17/2012 12:20:22 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | ESPN.com news services
    ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka is in the hospital after suffering a minor stroke on Friday.