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  • Report on Philly Traffic Court finds ticket-fixing rampant (Philly Dem Party Chairman)

    11/21/2012 10:35:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/21/12 | Craig R. McCoy and Robert Moran,
    An investigative report on Philadelphia Traffic Court portrays it as a place where ticket-fixing is rampant, with "two tracks of justice - one for the connected and another for the unwitting general public." The report, commissioned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, says Traffic Court staff identified the offices of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, chairman of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia, as a frequent "requestor" of such "special consideration" - an allegation that Brady denied.
  • 'When Obama Goes to Hell,' GOP Official Says, He'll Claim 'This Is All Bush's Fault'

    11/21/2012 10:33:07 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Here's another sterling example of the premise that liberals have no sense of humor. Virginia Republican Official Bob FitzSimmonds had no idea what was going to happen when he stated in a Facebook posting on Wednesday that "When Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to Hell, he is going to say 'This is all Bush's fault!" Of course, members of the GOP instantly recognized the post as a joke referring to the claim often made by the president and his fellow Democrats that everything bad that happened during Obama's first term was the fault of the...
  • San Francisco Public Nudity Ban Has Sound Aesthetic Reasons

    11/21/2012 10:31:00 AM PST · by Marcus · 17 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted narrowly to forbid public nudity in the City by the Bay. This is considered to be outrageous by defenders of the right to public expression.
  • PETA Wages War Against Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/21/2012 10:28:01 AM PST · by Marcus · 24 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Almost as irritating as the war on Christmas being waged by certain atheist groups is the war on Thanksgiving dinner being waged by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as exemplified by its recent demand on President Obama.
  • Liberals Can't Compete With God...

    11/21/2012 10:26:25 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • What's Obamacare Cost? Obama Small Biz Chief: 'I Bought Jam For My Friends!'

    11/21/2012 10:26:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Hector Camacho might be in tough shape in hospital, but someone is out there bobbing and weaving like a champ. Meet Karen Mills, President Obama's head of the Small Business Administration. When Joe Scarborough asked her straight-up to state the cost per worker of Obamacare, Mills ducked like a pro, switched the subject, and wound up describing . . . how last year, she bought blueberry jam at a Maine farmers market as gifts for her friends! Not a joke—just a world-class non sequitur from an Obama administration that would rather talk about anything other than the cost of its...
  • Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit. The slow, steady decline of a once great city.

    11/21/2012 10:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2012 | Jack Dunphy
    If a man sits on the bank of some great river and looks across to the other side, so tranquil does the current appear that it might seem to him as though the water isn’t really moving at all. Only when he looks closely will he see that the river is running steadily, ever so steadily, to the sea. And so it is with the course on which the city of Los Angeles finds itself. Visitors to the city will still find it to be a vibrant and interesting place to spend a week or two, with its pleasant climate...
  • Last Mumbai Terrorist’s Last Words: “I swear by Allah, I Won’t Do Such a Thing Again”

    11/21/2012 10:14:28 AM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last Mumbai Terrorist’s Last Words: “I swear by Allah, I Won’t Do Such a Thing Again”But fortunately India’s judicial system is far less liberal than our own and it helped Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the last surviving Mumbai Massacre terrorist keep his word, with the aid of a good strong rope around his neck. “I swear by Allah, won’t do such a thing again” (Allah kasam dubara aisi galti nahi karunga), were the last words uttered by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist, proved guilty in 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Kasab was hanged till death and buried immediately...
  • Former (Democrat) Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann loses law license for six months

    11/21/2012 10:14:22 AM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    Columbus -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann with a six-month law license suspension for his 2010 criminal conviction for mishandling campaign financial matters. Dann, a Democrat who resigned as attorney general in 2008 after just 17 scandal-ridden months in office, has since worked as a private practice attorney in Cleveland. He had pleaded with the high court for leniency. He was found guilty of soliciting improper compensation and for filing false financial disclosures, misdemeanors that occurred while he was attorney general, according to court records. Dann has since paid a $1,000 fine...
  • The Public Rebels Against Trial Lawyers

    11/21/2012 10:10:58 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    The public is fed up with the lawsuit industry. Earlier this month the good citizens of liberal California defeated by a six-point margin Proposition 37 which would have required food companies to label products with genetically modified ingredients as reported by The Associated Press. The proposal was widely seen as little more than another vehicle by which trial lawyers could earn lucrative fees while providing no benefit to consumers as reported by Robert Greene for The Los Angeles Times. Californians simply have no appetite for more litigation folly. Indeed, the state court system already is overburdened, and this week "Los...
  • The Law itself says virtually no one has to participate in ObamaCare!

    11/21/2012 10:10:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/2012 | Doug Book
    Twila Brase, president of the Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) and one of the most educated of Americans concerning the ins and outs of Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, believes the language of the law makes it clear that the overwhelming majority of people do not have to participate in ObamaCare unless they freely wish to do so. Brase writes: “Obamacare has more chinks in its armor than a turtle without a shell. As a result, state governors and legislators can inflict great damage. The following amazing chink was discussed by a Goldwater Institute attorney during...
  • Romney Vote Total Passes McCain's

    11/21/2012 10:10:03 AM PST · by Strategerist · 57 replies
    2012 National Popular Vote Tracker ^ | November 21, 2012 | Dave Wasserman
    Romney: 60,099,431 McCain: 59,948,323 Obama 2012: 64,185,237 Obama 2008: 69,498,516
  • Questions about how tax dollars spent could warrant new legislation

    11/21/2012 10:08:52 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/20/2012 | Jack Spencer
    In the spring of 2011, Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, asked the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for a copy of the Travel Michigan budget. On June 13, 2011, MEDC sent him a document that was supposedly the information he'd requested. It wasn't what Rep. Genetski expected. "It was a very general list consisting mostly of big money ad buys for Pure Michigan," Rep. Genetski said. "I've seen more details in 5th graders' reports." Rep. Genetski, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said that for several months he tried to get more budget details. Now, a year and a half later,...
  • They’re trying to ‘Palinize’ Marco Rubio (And they'll do it for any Republican candidate as well)

    11/21/2012 10:02:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Twitter yesterday, some of my conservative friends beat me up for writing about Marco Rubio’s comments to GQ about the Earth’s age. Their point was that it was a silly question (it was.) And that it was feeding a liberal meme (it is.) But the notion that this means we should ignore it is also silly. In the heat of a campaign, it might be wise to parry such questions – and pivot to talking about your strengths. This is called staying on message. But I’m not on a campaign. And the election is over. If there were ever...
  • Tel Aviv bus hit by bomb; Hamas celebrates

    11/21/2012 10:02:08 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 7 replies
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | TEL AVIV | Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:12am EST | By Rami Amichai
    (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israeli officials said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Gaza as the news spread and the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas praised the bombing, but no one claimed immediate responsibility. The blast shattered windows on the bus as it drove along a tree-lined street next to Israel's huge defense ministry headquarters. Israel's ambulance service said four people suffered moderate-to-severe injuries and 11 were lightly hurt.
  • Op X-ecution: Kasab hanged, buried

    11/21/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Swatee Kher, Sushant Kulkarni
    Pune; Mumbai - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was executed and buried in Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday, five days before the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks in which 165 people were killed. The Pakistani terrorist, the lone surviving 26/11 gunman, was hanged to death at 7.30 am, soon after The Indian Express reported in its print and online editions that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy petition. Kasab was moved to Yerawada prison from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail on Monday night as part of a top secret manouvre codenamed Operation X. “The transfer was done with...
  • Hillary Clinton Announces Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas

    11/21/2012 10:00:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that will go into effect Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. “This is a critical moment for the region,” Clinton said during a news conference with Egypt’s foreign minister in Cairo. “The people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the cease-fire deal and said in a statement Israel would “give a chance” to the Egyptian-brokered deal.
  • More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before

    11/21/2012 9:59:30 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 11/20/12 | Elizabeth Flock
    More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before, according to a new report from the nonprofit government watchdog group The Sunlight Foundation. The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal per person for less than the cost of an average cup of coffee. Usage of food stamps among low and no-income families has spiked since...
  • Slate Column: Bring Back Petraeus. He’s already been humiliated and rehabilitated.

    11/21/2012 9:59:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    SLATE ^ | 11/21/2012 | Emily Yoffe
    I have a great idea whom Barack Obama should nominate as his next CIA director: Gen. David Petraeus. With that simple announcement, Obama could strike a blow for civil liberties and against the silly and destructive sexual Puritanism that has taken down so many public figures. Since Petraeus’ departure both Democrats and Republicans have been mourning the loss of a public servant of extraordinary ability. So let’s mourn no more. The president can say that when news of Petraeus’ affair first broke he reluctantly accepted the general’s resignation. But as it has become clear that the events were wholly of...
  • Shep Smith Suggests Netanyahu Started Gaza Crisis for Political Gain

    11/21/2012 9:57:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/21/12 | Pat Dollard
    FOX News’s Shep Smith insinuates in his Tuesday broadcast that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu started the current Gaza crisis because he is in political trouble over the Iranian conflict.
  • Will Obama Allow Americans to Practice Catholicism? No!

    11/21/2012 9:49:48 AM PST · by rhema · 45 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 11/21/12 | Terence Jeffrey
    "Catholicism teaches that it is a sin to use, provide, or otherwise support contraception." These words are not from the Catholic Catechism or a sermon by a Catholic bishop. They are excerpted from the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland issued last month temporarily stopping the Obama administration from forcing a family-owned outdoor-power-equipment company to comply with an Obamacare regulation that requires virtually all health care plans to provide women (but not men) with co-pay-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. The judge stated the Catholic teaching on contraception as an undisputed fact of the case. He...
  • We are witnessing the media’s test run to elect a Democrat in 2016

    11/21/2012 9:44:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:23am | William A. Jacobson
    Can I call ‘em or what? On Monday, I wrote regarding the question posed to Marco Rubio about when the Earth was created, The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins: Marco Rubio is on the short list of Republican presidential contenders for 2016. Of course, that’s a long way away, so who knows if he remains on the short list. So Rubio’s a target even more so than in the past couple of years. Every question in every interview is a potential land mine. There can be no off-the-cuff remarks. The motus operandi will be to “crazy” him, the long-standing tactic...
  • Proposed 'mega-dairy' may close before opening (Illinois)

    11/21/2012 9:42:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | Robert McCoppin
    chicagotribune.com Proposed 'mega-dairy' may close before opening Four-year legal fight nears end with California businessman dropping plans for site near Galena By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter 11:15 PM CST, November 20, 2012 A controversial plan to build the largest dairy in Illinois has been put out to pasture, state officials announced Tuesday. The Illinois attorney general's office announced a proposed settlement in which the owners of the 5,500-head dairy planned near Galena will clean up and leave, to the joy of local opponents. "We've agreed they would not seek permitting to allow the dairy, and they've decided to dismantle...
  • A free market in the sky

    11/21/2012 9:42:04 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2012 | CLIFFORD WINSTON
    AS the holiday season approaches, the major airlines are signaling to some passengers to take a hike. At least that’s what travelers might infer from the smaller number of flights being scheduled at many of the nation’s airports. Between 2007 and 2012, airlines cut the number of domestic passenger flights by 14 percent, ... The reason is simple: airlines have decided that the best way to earn a healthy return on their investment is to maintain tight discipline on capacity. That’s a fancy way of saying they want their planes to fly as full as sardine cans. ... But this,...
  • ConsumerWatch: Stores Requiring ID, Tracking To Prevent Repeated Returns

    11/21/2012 9:39:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 20, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – When you make a return this holiday season you may have to hand over more than just your receipt, as retailers try to prevent repeated returns. “I was required to provide them a copy of my driver’s license, where they actually took the information and scanned it into their database,” said a shopper who asked to be identified only as Leslie. Leslie told the sales associate at The Children’s Place that she was uncomfortable handing over her ID just to make an exchange, but she was told that the requirement is corporate policy. In fact,...
  • They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children

    11/21/2012 9:39:04 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-21-2012 | Michael Snyder
    They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children By Michael Snyder on November 20th, 2012 If you have a farm or a small business, would you like to pass it on to your children when you die? Well, unless Congress does something, it is going to become much, much harder to do that starting next year. Right now, there is a 5 million dollar estate tax exemption and anything above that is taxed at 35 percent. But on January 1st, the exemption will go down to 1 million dollars...
  • Twinkies—A Defense: The real battle at the snack maker is union vs. union.

    11/21/2012 9:37:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/2012 | Holman Jenkins
    A corporate bankruptcy is a paper death. The underlying assets live on. Killers of paper structures, in this light, are devalued villains, but a cry has gone up to identify the villain behind the pending liquidation of Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs, Wonder Bread and other déclassé delights. Everyone knows the answer: It was the bakers—i.e., the branch of the AFL-CIO formally known as the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. The bakers are guilty of a perfectly justifiable attempted homicide. Don't believe any guff about how chubby Americans are gnawing on carrot sticks. Forget...
  • Emperor Bloomberg’s bureaucracy gone mad: City inspectors hassling heroes who feed Sandy victims

    11/21/2012 9:34:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | november 20, 2012
    On Sunday, Eustace and dozens of fellow firefighter volunteers served 800 free hot meals from a steamy Army tent in this hemorrhaging beach community, where there are no longer stores or restaurants, where most people have no gas to cook with, no heat or hot water and no hot food. That afternoon, a freon-blooded inspector from the city’s Department of Health issued Eustace a notice of violation for not meeting the same food-handling standards as, say, the Four Seasons. This is beyond outrageous. This is Emperor Bloomberg’s bureaucracy gone completely mad in a time of death and destruction in the...
  • Report: Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise

    11/21/2012 9:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2012 | AllahPundit
    I keep thinking, "Christie can't possibly come back from this." And then I think, "Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?"Never underestimate the Republican capacity to forgive, my friends. But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. ChristieÂ’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded... The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he...
  • Senators Ask Obama For Post-Election Keystone OK

    11/21/2012 9:32:56 AM PST · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Nobember 21, 2012
    Now that the election is over, nine Republican and nine Democrats have asked the president to stop making excuses and build a job-creating pipeline that will close the revenue gap through economic growth. The truly bipartisan group of senators, led by Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat and powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, wrote President Obama on Friday urging him to quickly issue a permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring over 830,000 barrels of crude from Canada's oil sands to American refineries every day. "Setting...
  • Our Opponents’ Poor History(gun control)

    11/21/2012 9:31:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 20 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    Our opponents in the gun control movement, when they do try to argue down to the philosophical underpinnings of the gun culture in this country, do little more than display their stunning ignorance of history. I’ll ignore for a moment the utterly false notion that self-defense was never mentioned by any of the founders (Adams mentioned it, several founders carried pistols for self-defense, and it’s mentioned in many state analogues to the 2nd Amendment), and concentrate instead of the notion that militia in the colonial or early republic was anything like the top-down organized instrument of state power that our...
  • EU scientists attempt to crack the nut on falling bee populations

    11/21/2012 9:30:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 November 2012
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a review of scientific studies and risk assessments related to the decline in bee populations worldwide and in Europe. A final report next year will identify information gaps and research needs in the field. Bees are some of nature’s most prolific pollinators, but their numbers have been declining for years, a fall blamed on a host of environmental risks—including agricultural chemicals and loss of natural habitat. … Policymakers are under the gun to require farmers to develop buffers that nurture plant and wildlife diversity, sparking a debate in the EU over whether...
  • Diocese Says Parish Must Hold Separate Communion Services

    11/21/2012 9:28:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 11/21/12 | Jeff Sheler
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond has told the nation's only blended Catholic and Episcopal parish it must change its worship services so Catholics and non-Catholics meet in separate rooms for Holy Communion. The parish, Church of the Holy Apostles, is led by Catholic and Episcopal co-pastors and has worshipped together for more than 30 years. It's an arrangement, parishioners say, that over the years has allowed families in mixed marriages to worship side by side and has helped build bonds that transcend denominational boundaries. In an emotionally charged meeting Monday with parish leaders, representatives of the Catholic diocese voiced...
  • Top GOP lawmaker pressures Clapper to explain altered talking points on Libya

    11/21/2012 9:27:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is demanding an immediate explanation from the nation’s top intelligence official, James Clapper, for what the chairman says were inconsistent statements to Congress and to the public on who was behind changes to the CIA talking points on the Libya consulate attack in September. Critics say the Obama administration initially minimized the role of terrorism despite evidence of a coordinated attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the assault. Testimony last week on Capitol Hill raised additional questions about the administration's changing story...
  • Kuhner Report: Fire Lindsay Stone!

    11/21/2012 9:24:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    WRKO ^ | 11/21/12 | raccoonradio
    Jeff Kuhner Podcast: An immature girl takes a crude photo at the Arlington National Cemetry, and now people are calling for her to be fired from her job.
  • When does an e-bike become a motorcycle? (EU regulations)

    11/21/2012 9:20:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 November 2012 | Marc Hall
    The European Parliament has voted to separate regulation on motorized and non-motorized bicycles, a move two-wheeler associations say will safeguard investment in cycling. In the plenary session, European lawmakers decided on Tuesday (20 November) that any electronically power assisted cycle (EPAC) under 250 watts (0.335 hp) and a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour (15.5 mph) would remain a bicycle. Anything more powerful is considered a motorbike, in line with the European Commission’s original proposal. …
  • Jill Kelley tried to broker deals for USF Health

    11/21/2012 9:14:56 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    TBO ^ | November 22, 2012 | Jodie Tillman
    TAMPA — Soon after she was appointed honorary consul to South Korea, Jill Kelley of Tampa went to work trying to establish a relationship between that country and the University of South Florida's medical school. "I was nominated for this diplomatic appointment, for the purpose to facilitate new agreements in the USA with my contacts," Kelley wrote in a Sept. 7 email to USF medical school dean Stephen Klasko. "I have a unique opportunity to propose bids because of my relationship with the top executive branch of Korea, and in addition, the President of the Free Trade Act is my...
  • At Installation, Bishop Conley Says Holiness Is Key to Church Flourishing

    11/21/2012 9:14:12 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/20/12 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    ‘If the Church is to flourish in the world today, if the New Evangelization is to really take root, if we are to truly build a culture of life, holiness must begin with us,’ the new Lincoln, Neb., bishop said in his homily.LINCOLN, Neb. — As he was installed in the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, Bishop James Conley stressed the need for bishops and all Catholics to be holy so that the Gospel will impact the culture and the Church will prosper. “My brother bishops, there is nothing more important for a bishop than the care of souls,”...
  • The 12 Companies Paying Americans the Least (But you might have to work for them in this economy)

    11/21/2012 9:10:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 11/21/2012 | Trey Thoelcke, Michael Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and SamuelWeigley
    The gap between rich and poor is well illustrated by the large multi-billion dollar corporations employing thousands of low-wage workers. With the Great Recession over, not only are many of these companies now hitting record profits, but their executive pay remains spectacularly high. Meanwhile, according to a report released by the National Employment Law Project, the current federal minimum wage the workers are often paid, is worth 30% less than it was in 1968 in terms of purchasing power. Two-thirds of low-wage workers — those that are paid less than $10 an hour — are employed by large corporations with...
  • John Kasich betrays conservatives, lies about "blocking ObamaCare in Ohio

    11/21/2012 9:07:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/2012 | Doug Book
    Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has reneged on his campaign pledge to “block ObamaCare” being established in Ohio. And he has done it a way which would make Barack Obama proud—by lying through his teeth. Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s claims, passing ObamaCare has not enabled most Americans to know what’s in it. But one thing has become clear to those who have studied this signature, power-play legislation of the left— courageous Republican governors can kill it. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can only infect the nation and the American people if states are willing either to set up...
  • Dive off fiscal cliff could be 'disastrous' for orphans, foster children, say advocates

    11/21/2012 9:05:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    As talk of tax increases and deep cuts to government programs dominate Washington, adoption advocates are warning of another crisis should the adoption tax credit be allowed to expire at the end of the year — a potentially “disastrous” outcome for more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. Among the so-called Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of 2012 is a one-time adoption tax credit that gave $12,650 this year to families who took in a parentless child. But unless Congress acts to extend it, the only tax credit for adoptive parents on Jan....
  • Boehner: 'ObamaCare' must be on the table in 'fiscal cliff' negotiations

    11/21/2012 9:04:43 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/12 | By Sam Baker
    President Obama's signature healthcare law has to be on the table for cuts as Congress tried to negotiate a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote in an op-ed. "We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to leave it intact," Boehner wrote in the Cincinnati Enquirer. "That’s why I’ve been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge." Republicans have already made clear that they hope to go after the law's insurance subsidies in upcoming debt talks. The subsidies represent...
  • Cornell expert: The 'sky will not fall' if U.S. hits the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    11/21/2012 9:02:34 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    © Copyright 2012, Ithaca Times , Ithaca , NY ^ | Updated: 9:03 am, Sat Nov 17, 2012. | From staff reports
    The sky is not falling. That's according to Steven Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, and a professor of management at Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics, who offered his comments on the potential economic implications of Congress and President Barack Obama failing to come to an agreement ahead of the Jan. 1, 2013 "Fiscal Cliff" deadline. “The fiscal cliff isn't an emergency that requires most people to take immediate action," he said. "Actually, it is more of a slope than a cliff. The "Fiscal Cliff" refers to the effect of laws that, if unchanged, could result...
  • Feinstein: Petraeus Cheated Because He Had 'No Entourage,' 'No Driver,' Had to Wash Own Dishes

    11/21/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Feinstein: Petraeus Cheated Because He Had 'No Entourage,' 'No Driver,' Had to Wash Own Dishes By Elizabeth Harrington November 21, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Senate Intelligence Chairman Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) explained on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that former CIA Director David Petraeus cheated on his wife because after retiring from the U.S. Army as a four star general he no longer had an entourage and a driver and had to wash his own dishes when he got home from work. “Here’s a man, and you see Time Magazine, and you see the medals he has. You see the stars,”...
  • Lebanon War victims alter game of terror financing

    11/21/2012 8:54:27 AM PST · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/21/2012 15:33 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    Terror groups may no longer be able to do transactions in US dollars after a groundbreaking ruling by the highest state court in New York, the New York Court of Appeals, announced Shurat Hadin, the Israel Law Center, on Wednesday. The ruling was issued on Tuesday in favor of victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks from the 2006 Lebanon War and could be a “game changer” in the global financial war on terror financing. Until now, terror financing could avoid scrutiny in the US by making fund transfers through American correspondent banks. A correspondent bank essentially serves as a middle bank...
  • Caption This Photo..

    11/21/2012 8:54:08 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 38 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America ^ | November 21, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    In the aftermath of the fall of Hostess, I thought it would be appropriate to spotlight America's most prolific Union thug, Richard Trumka. Caption this photo!: Trumka: "Hey you idiot, I'VE got the dibs on that last case of Twinkies."
  • Home invasion suspect shoots self in stomach(MO)

    11/21/2012 8:50:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Daily Dunklin Democrat ^ | 20 November, 2012 | NA
    CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo ---- Authorities are investigating a home invasion in which the suspect may have shot himself in the stomach. According to the Caruthersville Police Department, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, Caruthersville Officers responded to shots being fired at approximately 8 p.m., at 1400 Vest Avenue in Caruthersville. Upon the arrival of Chief of Police, Tony L. Jones, officers made contact with the residents and were advised that a black male, wearing a ski mask had entered the home with a loaded firearm and pointed at the subjects inside of the residents demanding money. One of the subjects in the...
  • Front page of today's (Nov. 21, 2012) New York Post (vanity)

    11/21/2012 8:46:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2012
  • Secular speech protected; religious speech squelched

    11/21/2012 8:45:27 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-21-12 | Wordsmith
    HuffPo: LOS ANGELES — There's no room for the baby Jesus, the manger or the wise men this Christmas in a Santa Monica park following a judge's ruling Monday against churches that tried to keep a 60-year Nativity tradition alive after atheists stole the show with anti-God messages. U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins rejected a motion from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to allow the religious display this season while their lawsuit plays out against the city. Collins said the city was within its constitutional right to eliminate the exemption that had allowed the Nativity at the...
  • New York Times Asks Is Limbaugh's America Gone? Liberals Reply Yes, Time for 'Growing Class Warfare'

    11/21/2012 8:45:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    New York Times Asks Is Limbaugh's America Gone? Liberals Reply Yes, Time for 'Growing Class Warfare' By Tim Graham Created 11/21/2012 - 11:10am In a piece for The New York Times “Campaign Stops” blog, liberal political writer Thomas Edsall asked “Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone?” In other words, is Rush right in his post-election analysis that America is in danger of its producers being outnumbered and outvoted by the government dependents? Did we just prove the old George Bernard Shaw aphorism that “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul”? Leftists enthusiastically...