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  • Who is Mohamed Morsi?

    11/27/2012 10:13:16 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    Al Jizzeer0 ^ | 11/26/2012
    Egypt has elected as its president a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was never prominent within the organisation. Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as Egypt's first civilian head of state in June 2011 and the first Islamist to lead the Arab world's most populous nation. Born in Sharqiya, in the Nile Delta, Morsi was a high-ranking figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, but he was not widely known among the Egyptian public. An engineer by trade, he studied in the US before returning to Egypt to head the engineering department at Zagazig University. He was a member of the Committee...
  • Black Friday gun sales highest ever despite system glitch, FBI spokesman says

    11/27/2012 10:05:19 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 25 replies
    TMCNET ^ | 11/27/12
    GRAY, Maine, Nov 27, 2012 (Bangor Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- So many gun dealers called the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, on Black Friday that the system went down twice and was slowed for those who did get through, Maine gun dealers said Monday. Even with the glitches, a record number of guns were sold on Black Friday all across the country, Stephen G. Fischer Jr., director of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, said Monday. "We had an awful time getting through all day, and sometimes we couldn't get...
  • France Surrenders Again!(Agrees to Recognize Palestinian State)

    11/27/2012 10:03:15 AM PST · by muleskinner · 4 replies
    Mike Huckabee Show/J.D. Hayworth
    France to U.N.: I'm shocked, shocked to find the nonsense going on in here! [ a member of Hamas hands France a pile of money] Abdul: Your winnings, sir.
  • Red Star Rising (Anti-Red Dawn/Pro-North Korea Protest in NYC)

    11/27/2012 10:00:31 AM PST · by OddLane · 27 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 28, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    To live in New York is to be surrounded by people suffering from various pathologies, many of whom you encounter on a daily basis if-like most of us-you use public transportation. Living here also means being surrounded by Marxists of varying hues, including Maoists, Trotskyites, and-as the photograph above illustrates, supporters of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Most of the time, international supporters of the only communist hereditary dictatorship fly under the radar. Outside of the faltering consortium of ethnic Koreans living in Japan-whose own stability has been imperiled for obvious reasons-there are not many people willing to support...
  • Germany to ban sex with animals: report

    11/27/2012 9:59:25 AM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 26, 2012 11:36PM
    Germany is about to ban sex with animals, including the 'pimping' of farm animals for sex. Source: Herald Sun THE German government is about to reintroduce a ban on bestiality, after pressure from animal welfare groups. Newspaper die Tageszeitung reports that the governing coalition are soon to amend the country's Animal Welfare Act to make sex with animals punishable with a fine of up to 25,000 euros ($31,000). Bestiality was legalised in Germany in 1969, the same year that gay sex was also removed from the criminal code. After that, sex with animals was only punishable if the animal was...
  • JFK and the Diem Coup

    11/27/2012 9:59:23 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    National Security Archive ^ | Nov. 5, 2003 | by John Prados
    A White House tape of President Kennedy and his advisers, published this week in a new book-and-CD collection and excerpted on the Web, confirms that top U.S. officials sought the November 1, 1963 coup against then-South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem without apparently considering the physical consequences for Diem personally (he was murdered the following day). The taped meeting and related documents show that U.S. officials, including JFK, vastly overestimated their ability to control the South Vietnamese generals who ran the coup 40 years ago this week. . . ". . .Supporting the Diem coup made the U.S. responsible for...
  • Joe Klein defends Susan Rice, says security fine for dead ambassador

    11/27/2012 9:54:10 AM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Defending United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice even more than the White House, Time's Joe Klein Monday declared on MSNBC that not only was terrorism not part of the initial attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, but that slain Ambassador Chris Stevens had enough security despite reports he had begged for more. "The talking points were accurate," he said of Rice's initial claim that the attack and slaying were sparked by an an anti-Muslim movie, not terrorism, a claim later revised by the administration. On the issue of more security, Klein said of Stevens, "he wasn't requesting -- the...
  • Heisman 2012 [Sports Vanity]

    11/27/2012 9:48:27 AM PST · by re_nortex · 73 replies
    11-27-2012 | re_nortex
    At this point of the college football season, with some crucial games still on tap for this weekend, the frontrunners in the Heisman race are A&M's sensational freshman QB Johnny Manziel and game-changer Manti Te'o of Notre Dame. Still in the hunt was once heavily-favored Colin Klein of Kansas State. Vanishing completely after an impressive start is West Virginia's Geno Smith. I'd personally like to see Johnny Manziel win the trophy this year and the odds are evidently in his favor. But, to play the part of a contrarian, here's what could derail the hopes of those backing him for...
  • DOD Wastes Billions on Non Military Projects

    11/27/2012 9:44:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 27, 2012
    The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for protecting national security and providing military forces to deter war, yet it blows tens of billions of dollars on preposterous things unrelated to its mission. A variety of unimaginable examples are featured in a baffling report (“Department of Everything” ) published this month by a Republican U.S. Senator, who asserts the Pentagon could easily save around $70 billion over ten years without cutting any Army brigade combat teams, Navy combat ships or Air Force fighter squadrons. It could be done simply by getting rid of the waste, according to the findings. That’s...
  • Maybe it’s time to drop the picket signs and pick up a copy of The Road to Serfdom

    11/27/2012 9:44:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-27-12 | Vince
    It was with great interest that I watched Facebook catch fire with support of the calls for picketing and sick-outs at Wal-Mart stores across the country on Black Friday. From what I could tell, most of those supporting the calls were liberals who attacked the company with claims that it doesn’t pay “a living wage”, “exploits” its workers, or owes its workers health care. I even saw one fantastical claim that a majority of Wal-Mart employees are on food stamps. The suggestion was that Wal-Mart should be forced (via government itself or indirectly via unions) to change completely how it...
  • Smoking is bad because sick smokers cost healthcare dollars, so why no ban Gay Parenting?

    11/27/2012 9:39:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Doesn’t the Left love to tell us we can’t smoke, drink too much soda, use coconut oil in our popcorn, to avoid being overweight and on and on? Don’t they demand that children be allowed to have condoms in school but not aspirins? Now based on the findings of a new large sample study conducted by The New Family Structures organization and reported on by the University of Texas, the Left should add same sex parenting, especially lesbian parenting, to the ever growing list of prohibitions it dictates to us; but of course it won’t. The study is a “pull...
  • Researchers genetically alter wheat to make it nearly free of gluten

    11/27/2012 9:39:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11-27-2012 | Staff
    —An international team of researchers has succeeded in genetically altering wheat seeds to prevent the production of gluten in subsequent plants. The effort focused, the team writes in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, on disabling the enzyme responsible for activating genes responsible for the development of gluten protein. The research team is part of an effort by many groups to solve the problem of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten. The current treatment for patients with the disorder is to instruct them to avoid foods with gluten in it....
  • No War On Christmas Here! On Fox & Friends, Gun Club Defends Toddlers Posing With Santa… And Guns

    11/27/2012 9:35:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Matt Wilstein
    “Everybody wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas, so why not get a real gun when you’re an adult?” If there was one place in America where you could expect to see photos of people posing with Santa Claus and their AK-47′s, it would be Scottsdale, Arizona, home of the country’s largest indoor gun range. This morning, Fox & Friends invited Scottsdale Gun Club general manager Ron Kennedy to defend the organization’s controversial practice of having members pose with Santa and their guns. Gretchen Carlson questioned the appropriateness of these types of images in Arizona in light of last...
  • Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level Since February '08

    11/27/2012 9:25:58 AM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Foxbusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Reuters
    Consumer confidence rose to a four-and-a-half-year high in November as consumers became more optimistic about the outlook for the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 73.7 up from an upwardly revised 73.1 the month before, its highest since February 2008. Economists had expected a reading of 73.0, according to a Reuters poll. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/2012/11/27/consumer-confidence-hits-highest-level-since-february-08/#ixzz2DRcxDlqn
  • Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered

    11/27/2012 9:24:45 AM PST · by RichBruer
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11/27/2012 | FoxNews.com
    Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they left the meeting with more unanswered questions about her comments after the deadly September 11,,
  • Neighbor pulls gun on angry armed man at 23rd and Alder Thanksgiving morning (WA)

    11/27/2012 9:23:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    centraldistrictnews.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Tom Fucoloro
    A convicted felon was found with a stolen revolver and was arrested early Thursday after a heated dispute at 23rd and Alder. A woman told police the suspect, who she had never seen before, started pounding on her door shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. She looked out the window and saw the suspect and the woman's neighbor arguing, according to police. She then saw the suspect pull a gun on her neighbor. She then went and got her legal handgun and went outside to confront the suspect. The man tried to leave, but was stopped by another person, who...
  • LSI talks about future flash and it's problems

    11/27/2012 9:23:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | Charlie Demerjian
    "During AIS, LSI gave an interesting talk about the trends in shrinking flash memory, and the problems it creates." You may be familiar with some of the problems with flash, the most common one is write endurance. If you think of each flash cell as a tiny capacitor, shrinking it gives you less space to hold electrons, the layers holding in the electrons get thinner, and the space between cells lessens. That means with each write, the degradation, as a percentage, is higher so write lifetimes decrease as well.LSI says that the flash cells of 2004 held about 1000 electrons,...
  • Walmart Workers Say Protest was a Success

    11/27/2012 9:19:55 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 47 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 26 November 2012 | Agence France-Presse
    The protest, supported by the UAW, was for 'decent pay, regular hours, affordable healthcare and respect.' Saying their walkout on 'Black Friday' had shown the world's largest retailer their determination to fight against all odds, Walmart workers hailed their wage protest Saturday. Hundreds of protesters targeted Walmart stores across the United States on Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, accusing the bargain superstore of ripping off its own employees. The protests were designed to disrupt the Black Friday shopping frenzy, after Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, when deep discounts pull in waves of customers. "Today's protests at Walmart stores across...
  • Bengazi Post pulled

    11/27/2012 9:16:24 AM PST · by RichBruer · 17 replies
    I'm sure there was a good reason why my Bengazi post was just pulled. Care to share?
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    11/27/2012 9:16:01 AM PST · by Arthurio · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-27 | LZ Granderson
    (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush...again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so toxic that the past two Republican...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GAUDETE SUNDAY, 11-27-12

    11/27/2012 9:06:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 11-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GAUDETE SUNDAY Third Sunday of Advent, so named from the opening antiphon of the Introit Gaudete in Domino semper (Rejoice in the Lord always). On this Sunday rose vestments are permitted in the Eucharistic liturgy. (Etym. Latin gaudete, rejoice.) See Also: LAETARE SUNDAYAll items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Government Housing Policy and the Tragedy of the Commons

    11/27/2012 9:06:08 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Owning or Renting: High Risk or Tragedy of the Commons? The tragedy of the commons is the depletion of a shared resource by individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each one’s self-interest, despite their understanding that depleting the common resource is contrary to their long-term best interests. Examples abound such as common grazing on public land, depletion of fish in the ocean and why public restrooms are usually filthy. Homeownership is an example of the “tragedy of the commons.” Public housing projects, such as the infamous Cabrini Green in Chicago, are an example. Public housing is often poorly maintained...
  • It’s Official: Obama Voter Fraud Reason for “Reelection”

    11/27/2012 9:05:27 AM PST · by patriot08 · 89 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sher Zieve
    . The truth about the Obama syndicate’s “victory” in November due to the most massive voter fraud in American history has become increasingly dire and overwhelming. It is also merely the latest treasonous act perpetrated upon We-the-People by our slave masters. And—with the exception of the still-sycophantic Obama-media who enthusiastically embrace totalitarianism—said “win” by Obama shows how quickly he and the Marxist Democrat Party (with the help of willing RINO Senators and incorrectly named “representatives” of the people) affected the complete overthrow of the United States government…and We-the-People. If you are uncomfortable with these truths and believe that the telling...
  • Kentucky flips the script on gun buyback programs & Heinlein views in Action

    11/27/2012 9:03:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    gunowners.wordpress.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | GOA
    As you may recall, I have utter disdain for gun buyback programs. With that being said I was greatly amused that the State of Kentucky has done a one-eighty on the idea and have begun a sell back program. The program has been in place for 15 years now and as you can imagine, the gun control zealots are still bemoaning the “inevitability” of blood running in the streets. Even after a decade and a half of positive results, some are still criticizing the program such as Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders. “In my experience, the guns that end...
  • Brown-Forman Declares $4 Special Dividend Ahead of Cliff Deadline

    11/27/2012 9:02:35 AM PST · by mykroar
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jennifer Booten
    Two weeks after raising its regular quarterly dividend, Brown-Forman (BFB n.a.) declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 a share on Tuesday as it looks to return money to shareholders ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline that could significantly raise dividend taxes. The maker of alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Korbel and Woodford Reserve said the special dividend will be paid on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record on Dec. 12. A slew of companies, including Wal-Mart (WMT), have been moving up the date of their dividend to save shareholders a bundle of money on taxes...
  • Woman wonders, ‘Will I be fat in heaven?’

    11/27/2012 9:00:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    Lark News ^ | B. Jokin
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Kerrie Jameson is confident she is going to heaven. What scares her is the possibility that she’ll show up 30 pounds overweight and stay that way forever. “I work a desk job, and my physique reflects that,” says Jameson, 28, who used to work out daily but has fallen into bad eating habits. “I have this horrible image of myself standing before the throne looking like a lumpy sack of flour. Everyone else will be worshiping, and I’ll be slinking off to a corner to eat chocolate and console myself.” The idea of being fat in...
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • Autism: Traffic pollution linked, study suggests

    11/27/2012 8:54:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/12 | BBC
    The possibility that autism is linked to traffic pollution has been raised by researchers in California. Their study of more than 500 children said those exposed to high levels of pollution were three times more likely to have autism than children who grew up with cleaner air. However, other researchers said traffic was a "very unlikely" and unconvincing explanation for autism. The findings were presented in the Archives of General Psychiatry journal. Data from the US Environmental Protection Agency were used to work out levels of pollution for addresses in California. This was used to compare exposure to pollution, in...
  • When the Nerds Go Marching In - Practice for Game Day was Oct-21 (not Nov-6)

    11/27/2012 8:52:35 AM PST · by GangnamNerd · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Alexis C. Madrigal
    The Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong. Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the services powering their software. That was bad: Narwhal was the code name for the data platform that underpinned the campaign and let it track voters and volunteers. If it broke, so would everything else. They were talking with people at Amazon Web Services, but all they knew was that they had packet loss. Earlier that day, they lost their databases, their East Coast servers, and...
  • AP Exclusive: Graph suggests Iran working on bomb

    11/27/2012 8:52:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | George Jahn
    A diagram obtained by The Associated Press shows that Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
  • Make those lazy job-creators pay

    11/27/2012 8:45:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/12 | Frank J. Fleming
    The US unemployment rate has been pretty lousy for a while. Luckily, no one blames President Obama for this, as the recent election showed. And why should they? The government has done everything right: It enacted a huge stimulus, built infrastructure, passed ObamaCare to make sure employees are healthy and it supplied businesses with millions and millions of people just standing around waiting for work.
  • State Board of Education President Makes False Voucher Claims

    11/27/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/26/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the State Board of Education was wrong when he compared a bill that would change how education is funded to a voucher system, said Michael Van Beek, education policy director at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. John Austin, president of the State Board of Education, made the comparison when discussing the Michigan Public Education Finance Project proposal, which would allow public schools to take state money from students no matter where they live. In addition to being on the State Board of Education, Austin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a center-left think...
  • Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote

    11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/27/12 | J Easley
    Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the...
  • Alligators found at scene of suspected drug shooting (Washington State)

    11/27/2012 8:39:21 AM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies
    KOMO TV ^ | November 27, 2012 | KOMO staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Sheriff's deputies found two 5-foot alligators at a marijuana grow site where a man was shot on Monday evening.  Thurston County sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin said deputies responded to the scene in the Scott Lake area south of Olympia when a man called 911 to say he had shot another man. The shooter told investigators that he fired in self defense, but investigators believe he actually shot the other man during drug buy. The 30-year-old man who was shot was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and was expected to recover.  The gunman, identified as 41-year-old...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 27,2012

    11/27/2012 8:22:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 27,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do not know who will be subbing for Rush today, hopefully will be an interesting "sub". :)=^..^=
  • Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating

    11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Florida’s CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C. Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Grayson’s return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions. There’s no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such...
  • GM rolls out new electric mini-car at LA Auto Show [Doubling Down on Failure]

    11/27/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 11-27-2012 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN
    DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity. An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it's made. Other markets will follow. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt sedan, which can run in all-electric mode but also has a backup gas engine, the Spark EV is a pure electric. GM won't say how far the car will go on a charge, but says it will be a top performer among the small number of...
  • Obama administration sued over Palestinian aid

    11/27/2012 8:15:53 AM PST · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    A group of Israeli-Americans has filed suit against the Obama administration, alleging that U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority funds terrorist activities. The lawsuit charges that federal aid money directed to the Palestinian Authority ultimately ends up in the hands of Hamas and other militant groups committed to war against Israel. Hamas is designed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The lawsuit charges that the State Department is ignoring congressionally-mandated safeguards to keep money out of the hands of such entities. "The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via...
  • S-3525, The Sportsman’s Act of 2012 Update(Range protection, ammunition protection, more!)

    11/27/2012 8:11:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Stranger
    For those who have been anxiously watching the progress of S-3525, the Sportsman’s Act of 2012, the Senate voted on one amendment last night before it quit for the day. Among other good things, S-3525 would protect lead bullets from the bullet banners. That is more than enough to earn our consideration. But there is a great deal more in S-3525 that should get our support. And as the saying goes, “The friends of our enemy are also our enemy.” Environmental groups, in particular the bird watchers and the feral cat protection societies, are out in force to defeat S-3525....
  • More Democrats Willing to Go Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/27/2012 8:10:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 158 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/27/12 | j feller
    A growing number of Democrats say they are willing to let the country go off the fiscal cliff if a deal cannot be reached by Jan. 1 that raises taxes on the top two percent of earners while protecting costly entitlement programs. Their theory in this game of chicken with Republicans is that it will be easier in January to lower taxes for 98 percent of the country while finding the best possible parts of the federal budget to cut — in line with long-held goals of the nation's liberal party. They also think they'll be in a better position...
  • Don's Guns clerk ready to return to work following store shooting

    11/27/2012 8:07:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 11-22-12 | Russ McQuaid
    An employee of Don’s Guns spent Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family inside his home, just two months after a customer tried to kill him at a west side gun store. “He shot at me three times, hit me once at four feet away,” said Ben Chance. “His other two bullets barely missed my head.” Chance was at work at Don’s Guns at 3802 North Lafayette Road on September 17, when Brian Wayner emerged from the gun range with a rented weapon and stepped up to the counter to pay his bill. “When I went to grab the gun, he...
  • Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion

    11/27/2012 8:04:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a real newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion. "U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the year 2012," the story announces before quoting the Onion's...
  • Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered

    11/27/2012 8:04:34 AM PST · by bryan999 · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Staff
    Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte meet with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is a leading candidate for secretary of state despite the controversy over her comments on the deadly attack in Libya.
  • McGurn: How Obama's 'Life of Julia' Prevailed

    11/27/2012 8:00:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 27, 2012 | William McGurn
    The name of the program now escapes me. Several months ago, while flipping channels with the remote, I stopped on an MTV show about a working mom whose whole life was upended when her partner announced that he was splitting. It caught my attention because this mother lived in a nice apartment that looked like one in my suburban New Jersey town, and she was applying for food stamps. This wasn't your caricature "taker"—the woman had a real job. With her partner leaving, however, she could no longer afford the rent, and she would have trouble providing for her two...
  • Continued: Little Falls teen shooting deaths called 'cold-blooded’

    11/27/2012 7:59:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 177 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | November 27, 2012 | Kurt Brown
    LITTLE FALLS, MINN. - Insisting the case crosses the line from self-defense to a cold-blooded double execution, Morrison County authorities filed second-degree murder charges Monday against a 64-year-old man who killed two teenage cousins after they'd broken into his home on Thanksgiving. This woodsy central Minnesota town of 8,000 was jolted as the gruesome details spilled out in a criminal complaint, alleging Byron David Smith put a handgun under the chin of wounded and gasping 18-year-old Haile Kifer for what he told police was a "good clean finishing shot." Smith, who according to a friend and a relative had endured...
  • Martinez, Pearce: How To Win Hispanic Votes (NM)

    11/27/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    As national Republican leaders fret about their party’s showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 elections and consider the GOP’s future, they might want to check in with a couple of prominent New Mexico Republicans. Rep. Steve Pearce, who represents New Mexico’s border with Mexico, and Gov. Susana Martinez, who hails from the border-area town of Las Cruces, both have plenty to say about their party and Hispanic politics. In a telephone interview Monday, Martinez said Romney’s weak result among Hispanics, who chose Obama by a more than 3-1 ratio nationally, isn’t necessarily a harbinger of things to come for...
  • Homeowner pulls gun on neighbor he caught stealing metal, Volusia deputies say(FL)

    11/27/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    <p>A Volusia County homeowner held his neighbor at gunpoint Monday after catching him stealing metal from his house, a 911 tape released shows.</p> <p>"I don't plan on shooting him, but if he does something stupid, what else am I supposed to do?" Benton Ledbetter, 59, asked a Sheriff's Office dispatcher.</p>
  • Dick Durbin: Fiscal cliff now, entitlements later

    11/27/2012 7:51:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steven Sloan
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has a message for Republicans insisting on wholesale changes to entitlement programs in exchange for new tax revenue: not yet. In a speech later this morning that seeks to crystalize the progressive approach to deficit reduction, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat will try to split the debate about overhauling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from the negotiations over resolving the fiscal cliff. “Progressives should be willing to talk about ways to ensure the long-term viability of Medicare and Medicaid but those conversations should not be part of a plan to avert the fiscal cliff,” Durbin...
  • Godfather of baseball free agency Miller dies at 95

    11/27/2012 7:51:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | DAVID K. LI
    Marvin Miller, the most influential labor leader in sports history who ushered free agency into baseball, has passed away at the age of 95. The Major League Baseball Players Association this morning confirmed Miller's death.
  • British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries... Without using a plane

    11/27/2012 7:48:46 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27/11/12 | Matt blake
    If anything can be said about record-breaking globetrotter Graham Hughes, it's that - throughout his travels - he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground. The 33-year-old adventurer, from Liverpool, has become the first person to visit all 201 countries in the world - without using a plane. Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week.