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  • Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

    11/26/2012 7:34:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Star Parker
    One significant development in the recent election was votes in four states approving same sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referenda to approve same sex marriage – 32 of them - failed. The Wall Street Journal editorial page – a place where conservatives usually turn for intellectual capital – saw this as cause for celebration. According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Americans, they argue, have “shown themselves more than capable of changing their views on gay marriage the democratic way.” In other words, our definition of marriage should follow process,...
  • Hostess’s pension liabilities

    11/26/2012 7:29:33 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Overlawyered ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2012 | WALTER OLSON
    Some of the company’s $2 billion in unfunded liabilities could get dumped on the federally sponsored Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), raising premiums for the many solvent companies that are obliged to participate. Worse yet, a lot of Hostess’s liability is to union “multiemployer” plans, which under a peculiarly onerous federal law follow a “last-man-standing” rule of liability under which companies still operating are made to pick up the obligations of those no longer in business. David Kaplan at Fortune quotes a Credit Suisse report to the effect that multiemployer plans “are now underfunded by $369 billion.” [Ivan Osorio, CEI]
  • Learning to Love Simpson-Bowles (Let's look at the options we have)

    11/26/2012 7:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Randall Hoven
    What should Republicans in Congress do right now about the "fiscal cliff"? Everyone has advice, almost none of which squares with reality. Republicans have only two levers of control: the House of Representatives and filibusters in the Senate. Consider the options. Option 1: Do nothing. If no new legislation gets passed we hit the so-called "fiscal cliff." That means all "Bush tax cuts" would expire, for rich and non-rich alike. It means other tax cuts and credits added under Obama (payroll tax cuts, child tax credits, etc.) would also expire. The Congressional Budget Office estimates all that at $4,532 billion...
  • An Anti-Semite Walks Into a Bar … Amnesty International U.K. official reprimanded after tweeting

    11/26/2012 7:28:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/26/12 | Adam Kredo
    A senior official with the human rights organization Amnesty International has been reprimanded for making an anti-Semitic joke about several British lawmakers. Kristyan Benedict, campaigns manager for Amnesty’s United Kingdom affiliate, drew widespread criticism from Jewish leaders and others after making an offensive joke about several British lawmakers who are Jewish. Benedict has a history of taking controversial stances against the Jewish state and once threatened to “smack” a pro-Israel writer on his “little bald head.” His most recent comments took aim at Jewish members of Parliament for their support of Israel during its most recent conflict with Palestinian terrorists...
  • Connecticut Now Struggling With Caregiver Unionization Efforts

    11/26/2012 7:28:03 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/22/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan’s home-based caregiver dues skim should be on its last legs with the rejection of Proposal 4, but a similar forced unionization plan exists in Connecticut. Michigan Proposal 4, which would have locked a scheme orchestrated by the Service Employees International Union when Jennifer Granholm was governor, was rejected 56 percent to 44 percent on Election Day. This comes seven years after the SEIU used a mail-in election to forcibly unionize Michigan home-based caregivers.. As a result of that scheme, the SEIU has taken nearly $33 million from dues taken out of Michigan caregivers’ Medicaid checks. The SEIU convinced home-based...
  • What A Future American Right Party Can Do To Win (First, Dump the Republicans)

    11/26/2012 7:26:33 AM PST · by kreitzer · 17 replies
    Chateau Heartiste ^ | 11/23/12 | heartiste
    What A Future American Right Party Can Do To Win November 23, 2012 by heartiste Dissolve the Republicans. They are worse than useless; their “me-too”ism knee-jerk quickness to dance to the Left’s funeral dirge composed on their behalf is leading them right into a hole in the ground. A future party of the right is going to have to fight a different fight — one that cuts out the beating heart of leftoidism itself and squeezes it to a mash: the propagandizers. Commenter Porter at Mangans’s explains how to defund (and defang) the Left’s army of indoctrinators: Dissolve their barbell...
  • Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama'

    11/26/2012 7:25:58 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/26/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama' Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. Please also notice that this clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET. I guess Obama really IS the messiah.
  • Is Opposition to Genetic Engineering Moral?

    11/26/2012 7:20:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2012 | By Henry I. Miller & Drew L. Kershen
    There's an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. That certainly seems to be true for many breakthroughs in genetic engineering. Here are several particularly egregious examples.1. "Biopharming" --- a new way to make drugsDiarrhea is the number-two infectious killer of children under the age of five in developing countries, surpassed only by respiratory diseases. It accounts for roughly 2 million deaths a year. But thanks to a simple but ingenious innovation by an emerging biotech company, Ventria Bioscience, those numbers could become a relic of the past, like mortality from smallpox and bubonic plague.Since the 1960s, the...
  • The Great American Mismatch. Plenty of Manufacturing jobs, too few people with the necessary skills

    11/26/2012 7:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In September, 238,000 American jobs went unfilled, despite employers’ best efforts. At the same time, unemployment was at 7.8 percent nationally. And believe it or not, this was no statistical oddity. The manufacturing sector has long had trouble finding skilled applicants for its jobs. Around 48 percent of manufacturing companies are looking to hire, according to the most recent report from ThomasNet, a company that helps connect producers and suppliers. But 67 percent of manufacturing companies see a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers, and last year, as many as 600,000 jobs went unfilled, according to a report from...
  • Japan is the Next Shoe to Drop

    11/26/2012 7:09:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Sizemore Insights ^ | 11/26/2012 | Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA
    The fiscal cliff has been getting most of the media attention these days. And when not fretting over U.S. political gridlock, investors have turned their attention to Europe.But the real crisis brewing—and the one that no one seems to notice—is in Japan. The land of the rising sun is a ticking time bomb, and when it finally blows up it will make all the talk of Eurozone disintegration seem petty by comparison.Japan is the most heavily-indebted nation in the world with government debts of over 220% of GDP and a gaping budget deficit of nearly 10% of GDP.To put that...
  • The Fiscal Cliff? Let's Rush Off Of It (The choice is recession now, or recession later)

    11/26/2012 7:06:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    Washington, the media, and many economists are consumed by the looming fiscal cliff-a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are set to occur on January 1. Many economists, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke among them, predict that if we go over the fiscal cliff the country will go into recession. I say let's do it. In fact, we should take more action to cut the deficit than the fiscal cliff will accomplish. The fiscal cliff would reduce the current federal deficit by less than one-third, still larger than any deficit ever run by a president not named Barack Obama....
  • Belgian discovers his wife used to be a man after 19 years

    11/26/2012 7:04:54 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/26/12
    The man, only named as Jan, married Monica, his family's former au pair in a previous marriage, in 1993 despite legal difficulties raised by the Belgian immigration authorities. But it was only in recent weeks that he discovered that his wife had originally been a man and had undergone a sex change. "I feel I've been assaulted," he told the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper. "I brought her to Belgium. That was not easy. The Belgian courts had serious doubts about the authenticity of her birth and her identity papers, but eventually they accepted it anyway. I thought she was an attractive...
  • Doubt of the benefit: Why increasing unemployment aid is prolonging the recession

    11/26/2012 7:04:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | CASEY B. MULLIGAN
    More families used food stamps this past Thanksgiving than ever in history, while Congress is pushing to extend benefits — again — for the longterm unemployed. But what if such aid isn’t helping us weather the recession, but instead prolonging it? The White House, and other believers in Keynesian policy refer to subsidies to the unemployed, poor and financially distressed as “automatic stabilizers” and insist that subsidies have a large positive effect on national income. Yet when the subsidy spigots were opened wide in 2008 and 2009, labor market activity contracted sharply, and stubbornly refuses to rebound. It is time...
  • College Marching Band Spells Out ‘O-B-A-M-A’ on the Field During Bayou Classic Football Game

    11/26/2012 7:02:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    THEBLAZE ^ | November 26, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Each year, the Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars get together to compete in the State Farm Bayou Classic. On Saturday, the 39th annual football game unfolded, with Southern winning 38-33. While the game likely exited a great many, it was the halftime show that distinguished itself as particularly memorable. The victorious school’s marching band coordinated themselves to spell out “Obama” on the field — an action that was noted by both supporters and critics of the president, alike.
  • Murdoch Says ‘YES’ to the Yankees: Why the Deal Could Help FOX Take On ESPN

    11/26/2012 7:01:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Time Business ^ | 11/26/12 | Sam Gustin
    ...News Corp., the giant media conglomerate run by billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch, has made sports a key component of the company’s portfolio. But this deal, which values YES at a whopping $3 billion, takes the company’s sports position to a new level, for three reasons. First, News Corp., which also owns cable news leader Fox News Channel, Hollywood stalwart 20th Century Fox, and 20 regional sports networks, gains a nearly 50% stake in YES, the country’s most valuable regional sports network. Second, the deal puts the media giant firmly in bed (so to speak) with the New York Yankees, arguably...
  • Fight over Trayvon Martin's cellphone as lawyers ... demand teenager's father hand over PIN

    11/26/2012 7:00:33 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A major piece of evidence in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has yet to be analyzed - his cell phone. Attorneys for shooter George Zimmerman are fighting to get information pulled from phone records in the hope of shedding light on the teenager's death. The phone was found at the scene with its battery dead on the night that Trayvon Martin was killed on February 26 in Sanford, Florida. It is a two-year-old Huawei U8150 smartphone, sold by T-Mobile as the 'Comet,' which shot video and photos as well as had internet connectivity. Police have tried without success to...
  • PRAVDA: Obama Voters are Ignorant Tools -- 'Re-Elected by Illiterate Society'

    11/26/2012 7:00:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    This from people who know a thing or two  about the pitfalls of socialism... In the wake of unlikely GOP defeat, am I the only one that's gone from hating on the lyin', cheatin' progs... to blaming Romney... to the-more-I-think-about-it wanting to go out and wring each-and-every Obama voter's goofy neck personally?  The 60s had the go-getter 'jet set'- guess we've got the tool set: Pravda (highlights mine): Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them...  He is a Communist without question...
  • The trench talk that is now entrenched in the English language

    11/26/2012 6:55:46 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/25/12 | Jasper Copping
    If you’re feeling washed out, fed up or downright lousy, World War One is to blame. New research has shown how the conflict meant that hundreds of words and phrases came into common parlance thanks to the trenches. Among the list of everyday terms found to have originated or spread from the conflict are cushy, snapshot, bloke, wash out, conk out, blind spot, binge drink and pushing up daisies. The research has been conducted by Peter Doyle, a military historian, and Julian Walker, an etymologist, who have analysed thousands of documents from the period — including letters from the front,...
  • Trying to Turn Obama Voters Into Tax Allies

    11/26/2012 6:51:18 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | November 25, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — When Tea Party activists swamped town hall-style meetings about health care in the summer of 2009, President Obama’s army of campaign volunteers largely stayed away, seemingly less interested in fighting for legislation than they had been in electing the nation’s first African-American president. Now, Mr. Obama is seizing a second chance to keep his election-year supporters animated. With lawmakers scheduled to return to work on Monday to begin intense discussions before a looming fiscal deadline, Mr. Obama’s aides are trying to harness the passions that returned him to the White House, hoping to pressure Republicans in Congress to...
  • LAUGH BREAK---Time Magazine names 50 Worst Inventions of the Twentieth Century

    11/26/2012 6:46:24 AM PST · by Liz · 81 replies
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | May 27, 2000 | Dan Fletcher and Time staff writers
  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Calls on Arab Countries to Provide Weapons to Gaza

    11/26/2012 6:45:52 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/20/12 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following is an excerpt from a TV show featuring Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ramadhan Abdallah Shalah, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on November 20, 2012. Ramadhan Abdallah Shalah: The resistance has been preparing for this moment for years. Ever since the cannons fell silent in the Gaza war of 2008-2009, the resistance began working tirelessly day and night and in all directions. It has developed its missile capabilities, produced locally in Gaza – and we saw the outcome today – and it has brought whatever it could from abroad. Everything that came from abroad found its way directly into...
  • Egypt’s President Moves Toward Dictatorship (Surprised? Hardly!)

    11/26/2012 6:45:48 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/26/2012 | James Phillips and Amy Payne
    Egypt remains in turmoil after its president decreed last Thursday that he was no longer subject to the laws of his country—giving himself power over the judiciary and other branches of government. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made his lunge for power shortly after helping to broker a fragile ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the extremist offshoot of his own Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda includes imposing Sharia (Islamic law), curbing the rights of women and religious minorities, abandoning Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel, and advancing Islamist causes around the world. Reuters reports that about 370 people...
  • Chris Brown Goes Off on Vile Twitter Rant, Wants to Defecate on Jenny Johnson [War on Women]

    11/26/2012 6:41:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | November 26, 2012
    News producer turned comedy writer Jenny Johnson makes fun of Chris Brown on Twitter a lot ... and earned a vulgar, sexist response from the singer. Johnson has had a field day with Brown for years, but it wasn't until she tweeted a response to one of his musings Sunday that she got his attention.
  • Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan on why he doubts global warming

    11/26/2012 6:38:08 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    This aired on WUWT.TV on November 14th in response to Al Gore’s “dirty weather report”. Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gives his presentation on why he doesn’t think global warming/climate change is a problem, by presenting the data that convinced him it is a non-issue from and engineering standpoint. Burt gets a bit fired up in this presentation, saying to me afterwards by email that “it was fun!”.
  • Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 6:34:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Banghor Daily News ^ | Nov 23, 2012 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. BREWER, Maine — Sometime early on Black Friday, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, went down and stopped all gun sales, Bangor-area gun dealers said. High call volumes caused “intermittent outages” in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. “It means we can’t sell no damn guns,” Rick Lozier, a manager at Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer, said at about 1:15 p.m. “NICS is down, which means nobody is...
  • Oil and tradition try life together in far north Alaska

    11/26/2012 6:28:28 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    BARROW, Alaska – Minutes after the hunters’ harpoon pierced the flesh of a bowhead whale, the call went out. By cellphone and radio, native Alaskans were beckoned to the beach. Dozens worked furiously in the dark to carve the 40-ton beast and distribute the meat before it could spoil. The resulting harvest in early October was stashed in cellars tunneled into the tundra. It will supply the delicacy muktuk for holiday celebrations and put food on the table of native Alaskans in far-flung villages for months to come. The ritual has been going on for centuries in this small town...
  • Newly elected Nashua representative Laughton a convicted felon

    11/26/2012 6:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 21 replies
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | 11/26/2012 | DANIELLE CURTIS
    Newly elected state representative Stacie Laughton, a Gate City Democrat, has been getting national attention since her win earlier this month, which made her the first openly transgender elected official in the state. But this weekend, that attention turned negative after a story in the Laconia Daily Sun revealed that Laughton served four months in jail in 2008 on felony charges of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. According to information from the Laconia Daily Sun, Laughton was no stranger to Laconia police. In addition to the conspiracy to commit fraud charges, Laughton was charged with slashing the tires of...
  • Cleaning Up After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    11/26/2012 6:26:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Of all the sloppy and confused decisions rendered by the Supreme Court in recent years, few compare with CLS v. Martinez (2010). The decision was more than just poorly reasoned. It was also based upon willful blindness toward factual misrepresentations by the defendants in the case. Justice Ginsburg authored an opinion she knew she could arrive at only by pretending to believe facts she knew were not true. Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, offers a good critique of the decision in his new book, Unlearning Liberty. I write about it today because...
  • On Obamacare, I Won't Comply

    11/26/2012 6:19:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | John Ransom
    Americans know instinctively that when liberals start talking about deficit reduction that’s it’s just a case of the fantods, as Huckleberry Finn would say. And say what you will about old Huck, but he knew a couple of frauds when he saw them.       No matter what liberal “Wonks” like Ezra Klein say about the historically dumb healthcare “reform” known as Obamcare, Americans are uneasy about it. And they should be. The best thing- as Democrat strategist James Carville admitted last year- that could have happened for the Democrats is for the Supreme Court to have tossed out the landmark legislation that bears...
  • Klein Gobbles Obama's Benghazi Talking Points 'Like Thanksgiving Turkey'

    11/26/2012 6:17:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At the end of Joe Klein's stupefying defense of Susan Rice and the Obama admin's misinformation campaign on the Benghazi outrage on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough asked Time's Klein whether President Obama had invited him to play golf, "because you are just gobbling up the talking points like Thanksgiving turkey." H/t NB reader Carmel. Here were some of Klein's astounding assertions: There are no unanswered questions about Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens had all the security he wanted. Rice's talking points were "absolutely accurate"--it was a spontaneous demonstration by extremists. Al qaeda was not involved in the attack. Not clear that...
  • Egypt minister says end of crisis 'imminent' [Barry's Arab Spring Disaster]

    11/26/2012 6:17:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    AP via SRN NEWS ^ | November 26, 2012
    Egypt's justice minister says a resolution is imminent to the political crisis stemming from the president's move to give himself sweeping new powers....
  • Liberal think tank “make believe” aside, the U-Haul index shows Californians fleeing to Texas

    11/26/2012 6:16:31 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here’s a bit of good news: California’s economy is improving! Of course it is not true and this pronouncement comes from a liberal think tank, but hey it sounds so good doesn’t it? What’s laughable is that The Rockefeller Foundation and Yale professor Jacob Hacker claim this “improvement” is proven by the fact that the percentage of California’s families reporting a major economic loss last year dropped by 1.4% which is a whole .10% better than the national average. The fact that California is so economically distressed and has been for so long that there are few families left to...
  • A plan to dodge the ‘fiscal cliff’

    11/26/2012 6:09:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    By Bob Corker, Published: November 25 The writer, a Republican senator from Tennessee, is a member of the Senate Banking Committee. In business I found that a challenging environment often produced our best opportunities. Perhaps that’s why I see the so-called “ fiscal cliff ” of year-end spending cuts and tax increases not as an impassable precipice but as our best opportunity to finally enact meaningful fiscal reform. I hear Washington watchers and people in the hallways of Congress saying there is not enough time to get this done this year. I disagree. The hard part has already been done. Over...
  • Jamie Foxx: Give Honor To God And Lord & Savior Barack Obama

    11/26/2012 6:07:06 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Jamie Foxx: Give Honor To God And Lord & Savior Barack Obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MM61ry4hk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Word for the Day, Monday, November 26-- tantivy

    11/26/2012 6:06:41 AM PST · by xsmommy · 73 replies
    11/26/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/26/12 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". tantivy — adv 1. at full speed; rapidly — n , -tivies 2. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop — interj 3. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop [C17: perhaps imitative of galloping hooves] Etymology: Origin: 1635–45; origin uncertain Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of...
  • Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama' (Video)

    11/26/2012 6:05:27 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/26/2012 | oel Sheppard
    Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):Video Link JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. Please also notice that this clip was used as a preview for the presentation by BET.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 26-30,2012

    11/26/2012 6:05:22 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 26-30,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • The sweet life of Bakery Union officials

    11/26/2012 6:03:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Soon to be or newly jobless Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union members who work(ed) at Twinkie and Ding Dong maker Hostess Baking are contemplating a bleak Christmas that not even a trip to low cost, non union WalMart can alleviate.   However the Bakery Workers' union's officials are quite comfortable thank you very much.  Yes, it is true that Hostess had been in financial difficulties for a number of years as union president Frank Hurt stated.  
  • Sweeping outdoor bill under fire over lead ammo

    11/26/2012 6:02:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON — Making life better for fish and wildlife and the people who hunt them lies at the heart of the Sportsmen's Act of 2012, the bill that covers everything from habitat conservation to transporting bows through national parks, which is likely to be approved by the Senate on Monday. But though the bill enjoys broad, bipartisan support, some environmentalists are not happy with it. The bill ensures that lead can continue to be used in ammunition, which they say poisons some wildlife, and it specifically says that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate components "used in shot, bullets...
  • Pressure Grows on Egyptian Leader After Judicial Decree

    11/26/2012 5:58:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/25/2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    It is the most acute test to date of the ability and willingness of Mr. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president and a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, to engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires. But he also must contend with real doubts about the willingness of his anti-Islamist opponents to join him in compromise. Each side is mired in deep suspicion of the other, a legacy of the decades when the Brotherhood survived here only as an insular secret society, demonized as dangerous radicals by most of the Egyptian elite. “There is...
  • Harrington’s campaign against Wasserman Schultz fleeced small donors

    11/26/2012 5:57:05 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 4 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jack Furnari
    Rank-and-file Republicans from all over the country wanted to get rid of Debbie Wasserman Schultz so badly, they were ripe for manipulation. And manipulated they were. The Karen Harrington campaign released the results of an Oct. 1-2 poll that reportedly showed Harrington only 4.5 percentage points behind Wasserman Schultz. It was breathlessly headlined, “Karen Harrington Releases Poll Results, Wasserman Schultz In Jeopardy of Losing.” Thirty-three days after the poll’s release, Harrington received just 36 percent of the vote, getting crushed by Wasserman Schultz’s 63 percent total. That’s a 27-point loss. A laugher for the Democrats. Custer at Little Big Horn....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/26/12)[Prayer]

    11/26/2012 5:56:12 AM PST · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Ha Shem....The NameLeviticus 24:11 ...The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) This is the only Instance I could find in Scripture that uses the Name "Ha Shem". It is interesting, as it is a narrative about a man who "Blasphemed the NAME with a curse". There is NO QUESTION as to WHOSE Name was being Blasphemed, and it was...
  • PRAVDA: Obama Voters = Ignorant Tools: 'Illiterate Society'; 'Communist w/out Question'

    11/26/2012 5:55:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This from people that know a thing or two about the pitfalls of socialism... _______________________________________________________________________ In the wake of unlikely GOP defeat, am I the only one that's gone from hating on the lyin', cheatin' progs... to blaming Romney... to the-more-I-think-about-it wanting to go out and wring each-and-every Obama voter's goofy neck personally?  The 60s had the go-getter 'jet set'- guess we've got the tool set: _______________________________________________________________________ Pravda (highlights mine): Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them...  He is a Communist...
  • The Anti-Democratic Party

    11/26/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In one of the curious ironies of history, the Democratic Party, in its present form, is animated solely by opposition to majority rule; an obsession that it attempts to disguise with insincere attempts at class warfare. There is nothing that the Democratic Party fears so much as democracy, which is why it is far more comfortable ruling through judicial rulings and the unrestricted powers of an unelected bureaucracy. Obama's two victories have given it a taste of a post-majority and post-American country ruled by a coalition of minorities, but its glee at that may be premature. The Democratic Party has...
  • NATO Court Delivers Yet Another Miscarriage Of Justice: Serbs suffer another biased judgement

    11/26/2012 5:51:53 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    On November the 16th the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) outrageously reversed convictions, acquitted and ordered immediate release of the Croatian Colonel General Ante Gotovina, commander of a military offensive known as Operation Storm (Oluja in Serbian), and Colonel General Mladen Markac, Operation Commander of the Special Police in Croatia. Gotovina was on the run until 2005, when he was arrested in Spain and transferred to the ICTY. Needless to say the acquitted generals returned to Zagreb to a hero’s welcome with the 100,000 large crowd chanting “Victory, Victory.” In Belgrade there was a...
  • If republicans refuse to approve tax increases, does Obama win?

    11/26/2012 5:45:36 AM PST · by Glacier Honey · 23 replies
    GlacierHoney
    I have a question for my fellow Freepers who are much smarter than I am If repubs refuse any tax hikes and we go over the financial cliff, do republicans lose in 2014?
  • S.E. RUCKMAN: Open Carry a fact for Oklahoma, but not Indian Country(barf alert)

    11/26/2012 5:42:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nativetimes.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | S.E. RUCKMAN
    At midnight of the first day of the eleventh month, a different day dawned in Oklahoma. A new law went into effect that will undoubtedly change a few things around here. The “Open Carry” statute allows gun holders (who are trained and licensed) to publicly carry their guns. Make no mistake it signals a return to a time when this kind of gun-toting dress was de rigueur. Advocates of this law cite that openly carrying (and swaggering) with the weight of one’s gun is the hip and trendy thing to do among states. One news source cites that 14 other...
  • U.S. Set for Fracking Bonanza, says Historian Ferguson (A New Golden Age For America)

    11/26/2012 5:41:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2012 | Andrew Stevens
    If there's been one consistent thread running through the U.S. economic story since 2008, it's been the steady drumbeat of gloom. Outright recession or sub-standard growth, stubbornly high unemployment and fiscal crises have been the topics du jour when it comes to the world's biggest economy. But now an unlikely champion for U.S. growth under the Obama administration has emerged -- a former adviser to a Republican Party presidential candidate and Harvard history professor, Niall Ferguson, who says America could actually be heading toward a new economic "golden age." And it has nothing to do with Washington and everything...
  • On a wing and a prayer: Parishioners vow to fight to end for churches

    11/26/2012 5:41:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-26-12 | Richard Greim
    Defiant parishioners waging tireless vigils for the churches they love — now eight years and running — are being warned by their archdiocese that the end is near, but they still vow to fight on. “We paid for this church,” said Maryellen Rogers, a parishioner at St. Francis X. Cabrini in Scituate. “We built it. The archdiocese took out a mortgage in the 1970s we paid off. And we believe we are the rightful owners of this church.” But the Archdiocese of Boston has signaled the rogue worshippers are testing the goodwill of the hierarchy. “The cardinal’s been patient,” archdiocese...
  • The Coming Sharia State of Egypt

    11/26/2012 5:38:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Theodore Shoebat
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Coming Sharia State of EgyptPosted By Theodore Shoebat On November 26, 2012 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Egypt has now a modern pharaoh, named Muhammad Morsi, and with him as the sole ruler, the country will ultimately become an official Sharia state. Sharia is already enforced to some degree, but now that the Muslim Brotherhood is expanding its power, it will implement the edicts of its constitution, the Koran, to is fullest capacity.This is was foreshadowed months ago when counter-revolutionaries were crucified in front of the presidential palace, since...