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  • House GOP plans public push against tax hikes on businesses [Good!]

    11/28/2012 3:35:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    THE HILL ^ | November 27, 2012 | Russell Berman
    President Obama won’t be the only one hitting the campaign trail to push his deficit plan to avert the fiscal cliff. House Republicans are planning their own campaign-style events to argue against Obama’s insistence on higher tax rates for the wealthy, Speaker John Boehner’s office said Tuesday. As they have repeatedly, Republicans are targeting their message to small businesses, arguing that an increase in the marginal income rate over $250,000 a year will hit small-business owners who file as individuals.
  • Senate Democrats divided over cuts to benefit programs, raising roadblock to any fiscal deal

    11/28/2012 3:18:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/28/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
    Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government's mushrooming debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing "fiscal cliff," even if Republicans agree to raise taxes. Much of the focus during negotiations seeking an alternative to $671 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts beginning in January has centered on whether Republicans would agree to raising taxes on the wealthy. President Barack Obama has insisted repeatedly that tax increases on the wealthy must be part of...
  • Obama Seeks to Accelerate Access to Health Care -- Now in Uganda

    11/28/2012 3:10:15 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration is continuing its push to expand citizen access to health care--and it now seeks to accomplish that task on behalf of the citizens of Uganda. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) acknowledged this morning that soon it will seek a contractor to run its new Ugandan health program. According to a presolicitation notice released today that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research, USAID around Dec. 20 will release a Request for Proposals for the endeavor. The stated intermediate goals of the initiative are: 1) Expanded availability of health services by private service...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 28, 2012

    11/28/2012 3:02:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Obama Schedule Wednesday, November 28, 2012 [Miami TV Continues Campaign for Commie]

    11/28/2012 2:52:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 11/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Delivers remarks on the fiscal cliff 3:00 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting 4:45 pm || Meets with business leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff
  • Obama's Next Move: the Global Warming Tax [global wealth redistribution]

    11/28/2012 1:59:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2012 | Brian Sussman
    This week the United Nations begins two weeks of climate talks in Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract money from the U.S. economy in the form of a global warming tax and doling out the cash to Third World nations. "There will be expectations from countries to hear a new voice from the United States," said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate and energy program at the World Resources Institute in Washington...... [SNIP of information] ...The lame duck Obama administration will likely be all over this...
  • Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones [Eric Holder Spying on You]

    11/28/2012 1:51:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/26/12 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Cellphones seem to be increasingly attractive to the Department of Justice, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show. Agencies affiliated with the department used more than 37,600 court orders in 2011 to gather cellphone data, a sharp increase from previous years. They were almost equally divided between “pen register” data, which captures outgoing phone numbers, and “trap and trace” orders, which refer to incoming phone numbers, which means one phone could have two separate orders associated with it. The total number has roughly doubled since 2007, when cellphone communications were more limited. By law, the data can be...
  • Please Freep this poll

    11/28/2012 1:45:56 AM PST · by beagleone · 20 replies
    Melbourne Age | 11/28/2012
    The poll is at the Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia. The poll can be found at the following URL: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillard-under-jewish-pressure-over-palestine-20121128-2ad9t.html#poll and scroll to the bottom of the linked page. It reads: How should Australia vote on a bid to give Palestinians UN observer status? Please vote "no". Thanks.
  • Israel tries to downplay Palestinians' UN bid [Global Hatred of Jews Continues]

    11/28/2012 1:14:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/28/12 | Itamar Eichner
    Jerusalem has accepted it won't be able to stop General Assembly from upgrading PA's status. "There will be fireworks in Ramallah, but the settlements will stay in place,' official says... ... but the settlements will remain exactly where they are and the IDF will continue to operate in the same areas." The forum of top nine ministers has yet to decide what steps to take in response but it appears Israel will keep a low profile so as not to turn the focus away from the Palestinian move which clearly violates the Oslo Accords. On Tuesday, France officially announced it...
  • World's First King-Size Bed...

    11/28/2012 1:04:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Thank God for that bed and the baby who slept there...
  • Planned Parenthood Rushes Woman to Hospital After Botched Abortion

    11/28/2012 12:11:22 AM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/27/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Another Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has been documented rushing a patient to a local hospital following a botched abortion that may have injured her and potentially claimed her life. A St. Louis Planned Parenthood patient was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering serious abortion complications the day before Thanksgiving, officials with the prolife group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews today. Paramedics arrived at the abortion clinic at approximately 2:45 p.m. on November 21, 2012, and removed the patient from the building with her face covered with a cloth. Mary Maschmeier of the local pro-life group Defenders of the Unborn told...
  • Democrats seek more benefits for jobless

    11/27/2012 11:34:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, November 26, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Warning that more than 2 million Americans are poised to lose their long-term unemployment insurance, some Democrats are calling on Congress to extend the “economic lifeline” before it expires next month. Some Republicans, though, are demanding that an extension of jobless benefits—and any other form of new spending—be offset through savings or spending reductions elsewhere in the federal budget. In a letter to party leaders last week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that extending the unemployment benefits another year carries a $26 billion price tag. Couple that with the cost of keeping the 2 percent payroll tax cut on the books...
  • France to support Palestinian United Nations status bid

    11/27/2012 11:30:19 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/28/2012
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that France will vote in favour of the Palestinian Authority's bid for Palestine to be granted UN "non-member observer status" at the General Assembly later this week. France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian "non-member observer" status at the United Nations, boosting Palestinian efforts to secure greater international recognition. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the country's National Assembly that Paris would vote "yes" in this week’s vote on a call for "non-member observer state status" for the Palestinians. Even with non-member status, however, a Palestinian state would...
  • Make Up Turned Break Up

    11/27/2012 10:44:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | MAUREEN DOWD
    “If I wanted to be secretary of state,” Collins observed, “I would not go on television and perform what was essentially a political role.” Collins drew up a list of questions to ask Rice at their one-on-one hourlong meeting slated for Wednesday. She wants Rice to explain how she could promote a story “with such certitude” about a spontaneous demonstration over the anti-Muslim video that was so at odds with the classified information to which the ambassador had access. (It was also at odds with common sense, given that there were Al Qaeda sympathizers among the rebel army members that...
  • Dallas police lieutenant Regina Smith ... under scrutiny for rap video, website

    11/27/2012 10:25:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 11-27-12 | Tanya Eiserer
    A lieutenant in the Dallas Police Department who goes by the name “Lucille Baller” when she promotes herself as a recording artist promises to shoot anyone who messes with her in a rap song that was posted on her website. “Don’t push Ms. Lucy because you won’t like the consequences,” Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith raps on the recording. “Mess with me or I will shoot a [expletive] cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back.” Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives at the Southwest and Northwest patrol investigative units, will likely face an internal affairs investigation over...
  • Major players in rare-earth production

    11/27/2012 10:24:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 27, 2012
    China China has been involved in rare-earth research and development since its first recovery of the oxides in 1950. Two years later, the General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, a major lab in Beijing, was founded. The Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths in inner Mongolia, the largest rare-earth R&D facility in the world, was established in 1963 under Mao Zedong. This exceptionally long-term outlook resulted in China's leadership in the field. The Bayan Obo iron mine in Baotou Province in inner Mongolia is the center of the nation's rare-earth production. Rare earths have been discovered in 21 of China's...
  • Argument over loud music led to teen's fatal shooting, cops say(Trayvon Martin redux?)

    11/27/2012 10:23:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 104 replies
    A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music. Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn's son's wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff's Lt. Rob Schoonover said. Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said. Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot...
  • Feds believe Jesse Jackson Jr. got tip about probe into his finances

    11/27/2012 10:00:03 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    Chi Suntimes ^ | November 27 | NATASHA KORECK
    Sources with knowledge of the probe told the Chicago Sun-Times that investigators believe Jackson had learned of the federal scrutiny of his financial activity prior to his June 10 leave from Congress. The sources said it didn’t necessarily mean the tip was from an investigative source, saying it was possible the congressman received a tip from someone who was notified about the probe, possibly through a subpoena. While Jackson, a South Shore Democrat, eventually released information concerning his health, he did not publicly disclose he had knowledge of the federal probe until last Wednesday — the day he submitted a...
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF THE FISCAL CLIFF? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

    11/27/2012 9:35:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/27/2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: “U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden — federal, state, local, together — is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch.”This core conviction holds the party together.Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed. Yet, two...
  • Genco closing Lebanon County warehouse (70 laid off in Pennsylvania)

    11/27/2012 9:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Central Pennsylvania Business Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jim T. Ryan
    Pittsburgh-based logistics firm Genco in January plans to close its facility in Lebanon County, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry. The permanent closure of the warehouse at 2869 William Penn Highway in Bethel Township will include the layoff of 70 employees, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, letter filed with the state. The layoffs are expected to begin Jan. 18. The WARN letter does not specify the reason for the warehouse closing. Genco representatives did not immediately return calls for comment. In 2006, Genco upgraded the 550,000-square-foot warehouse with...
  • Awrey's bakery workers to receive layoff notices, company facing uncertain future (150 in MI)

    11/27/2012 9:06:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | November 27, 2012
    LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A lot of people who work for a well-known Michigan-based company are facing an uncertain future. The baking company Awrey's is expected to issue 60-day layoff notices to 150 employees. Awrey's has a storied history and is a Michigan insitution, but it's future is in question. The head of the union local here says the investment companies that own Awrey’s are looking for a new buyer or partner. And unless they find one 150 union workers could be out of a job. The union chief says by law Awrey’s gave them a 60-day warning that if...
  • Rhode Island Outraged Over “Holiday Tree”

    11/27/2012 9:05:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 51 replies
    radio fox ^ | Starnes
    By Todd Starnes A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling Gov. Lincoln Chafee “Governor Grinch” after he defied lawmakers and decided that the state would have a “holiday tree” instead of a “Christmas tree.” The governor defended his decision by arguing that it is in keeping with the state’s founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance – where government and religion were kept separate. Instead of arguing over the tree, the governor called on lawmakers to focus their energy on feeding the poor. “I would encourage all those engaged in this discussion – whatever their...
  • Christian Broadcaster Frank Pastore Remains in Coma; Wife Talks About Show, Night of Accident

    11/27/2012 9:00:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alex Murashko
    Popular Christian talk radio host Frank Pastore remains in a coma one week after a motorcycle crash, but showed signs of improvement on Monday while in stable but serious condition, his wife said. In talking about her husband's inspirational impact on people even while he is in intensive care, Gina Pastore told The Christian Post that during his radio show on the same night of the accident he discussed the topic of death and the human soul.
  • G.O.P. Senators Not Satisfied as Rice Concedes Error on Libya

    11/27/2012 8:57:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | MARK LANDLER and JEREMY W. PETERS
    “Neither I nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in the process,” said Ms. Rice, who was accompanied at the 10 a.m. meeting by the acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Michael J. Morell. But Mr. Morell reinforced the perception of an administration that cannot get its story straight by asserting during the meeting that the F.B.I. had modified Ms. Rice’s talking points by removing a specific reference to Al Qaeda. At 4 p.m., the senators said in a statement, the C.I.A. called to notify them that Mr. Morell had erred,...
  • Heat-Seeking Missiles in Syria: The SA-7 in Action with Rebels (Fast&Furious - Part Deux)

    11/27/2012 8:52:22 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    NYT Blog ^ | October 15, 2012 | C. J. CHIVERS
    Throughout this year, as fighting intensified in Syria and antigovernment fighters grew in numbers and in strength, it had seemed inevitable that they would acquire heat-seeking shoulder-fired missiles and turn them against the Syrian military aircraft. This blog had documented the part-by-part appearance in rebel hands of one old heat-seeking system, known as the SA-7. Since midsummer there have been occasional sightings of full systems but none, as far as we know, showing the system in actual use. Two videos recently posted on YouTube suggest that what had been expected is now occurring. The first video, embedded below and posted...
  • Biomass producer Big Island Carbon files Chapter 7 bankruptcy (Hawaii)

    11/27/2012 8:45:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Pacific Business News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Janis L. Magin, managing editor, digital content
    Big Island Carbon LLC, which spent some $50 million to build a biomass plant to turn Hawaii-grown macadamia nut shells into granulated activated carbon, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company, which has not started commercial operations at the Kawaihae plant, has laid off all 25 employees, including CEO Rick Vidgen, who was let go on Oct. 9 along with Chief Operating Officer Fred Baker and Controller Gerald Gruber, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, where the bankruptcy was filed on Nov. 5. Vidgen declined to comment on the bankruptcy filing. Big Island Carbon...
  • Meriter lays off 50 employees: Hospital says cuts are result of drop in Medicare reimbursements

    11/27/2012 8:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | November 27, 2012
    MADISON, Wis. - Meriter Hospital said it's laying off about 50 employees. In a statement Tuesday, Meriter Health Systems said it will see a significant drop in Medicare reimbursements beginning in January and the layoffs are a result of a plan that realigns positions in preparation for the cuts in Medicare reimbursement. Meriter confirmed that 140 positions are being eliminated, but through attrition and reassignments, it only expects approximately 50 employees to lose their jobs. Of Meriter's 3,500 employees, fewer than 4 percent were directly affected, according to the statement. Meriter said this change impacted all levels in the organization...
  • Nearly 99,000 laid off since the election

    11/27/2012 8:33:48 PM PST · by null and void · 16 replies
    Various, mostly Daily Job Cuts ^ | 11/27/12 | null and void
    Since the election: (Updated 11/27/12 at 8:20 PM PST)Layoff numbers Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes Advanced Auto Parts 80 80 Automotive AGC 70 150 Glass fabricator Plant closure Airship Ventures 45 195 Entertainment Closure AMD 400 595 Electronics American Coal 54 649 Energy American Cotton Growers 110 759 Agriculture Ameridose 790 1549 Health Art Gallery of Windsor 12 1561 Art Gallery Canada Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 1691 Agriculture AT&T 71 1762 Telecommunications Operators ATI 172 1934 Education ATK Missile Products Div 50 1984 Defense RIF Atlantic Club 80 2064 Gaming Atlantic Lotto Corp 16 2080 Gaming...
  • Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms, warns expert

    11/27/2012 8:30:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 130 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday. "According to confidential information," he said, "forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968. Americans familiar with federal gun laws understand that under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America's estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners, notes...
  • Russia's Cossacks Start Patrolling Moscow Streets

    11/27/2012 8:24:38 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 27. 2012 | Max Seddom
    Renowned for their sword-fighting prowess and notorious for their anti-Semitism in czarist Russia, the Cossacks are taking on new foes: beggars, drunks and improperly parked cars. With the approval of city authorities, eight Cossacks clad in traditional fur hats and uniforms patrolled a Moscow train station on Tuesday looking for signs of minor public disturbances. The Kremlin is seeking to use the once-feared paramilitary squads in its new drive to promote conservative values and appeal to nationalists. The southern Krasnodar province — which includes Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics — launched Cossack patrols in September to crack...
  • Rand Paul: I Won't Break the No-Tax-Increase Pledge I Made to the People

    11/27/2012 8:24:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Susan Jones
    Thank you Rand Paul! (CNSNews.com) - While some Republicans have indicated they may break their no-tax-hike pledge, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is not among them: "I made a pledge to the people of Kentucky that I'm not raising taxes. I took a pledge. I signed a statement, an oath that I wouldn't raise taxes, and I'm going to adhere to it," Sen. Paul told Fox New's Greta Van Susteren Monday night. In fact, if Paul had his way, he says he'd lower taxes: "I think you should balance budgets, not spend more than comes in, and I think you should...
  • Jesus and Extraterrestrials according to Contactee Sixto Paz Wells

    11/27/2012 8:21:43 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 26 replies
    ExoNews.org ^ | November 5, 2012 | Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera
    SPW- I am part of a contact group which for 37 years has been receiving psychographic messages that have been corroborated through UFO sightings once appointments were made. There have been witnesses, like Spanish reporter Juan José Benitez and Judge Dr. Ana María Polo from “Caso Cerrado” (a TV program) in Miami. Throughout these years we haven’t just seen appearing and landed spacecraft but we have seen the crew members and also some related experiences have taken place such as when a spacecraft appears and projects a beam of light forming a luminous dome or “Xendra” which is a dimensional...
  • City Hall wants diesel drivers to swap for electric vehicles

    11/27/2012 8:04:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 66 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 11-27-12 | Lauren Choolijan
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make a deal with diesel truck owners in the Chicagoland area: give up your truck, and the city will give you a voucher that covers around 60 percent of the cost of a new electric one. Officials say the project could help with air quality and even quieter streets across the city. By next spring, fleets in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties will be able to apply for the program. “The city is encouraging companies to invest in electric vehicles in order to incrementally improve Chicago’s air quality while helping to...
  • The Coming Fall and Eventual Rebirth of America

    11/27/2012 7:54:17 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27,2012 | Frank Ryan
    The hope that many of us had that the nightmare of the Obama presidency would end faded into the night on November 6th. In reality though, "hope" was not very much of a plan. In the experiences that I have had assisting companies and organizations avoid bankruptcy, there is a very predictable pattern that organizations face when they are dealing with serious financial problems. The pattern involves economic growth and prosperity followed by overspending. From overspending and excess comes a period of denial that anything must change to solve the problem. From denial comes failure. If the failure is accepted...
  • College: Students Can’t Sell “Christmas” Trees

    11/27/2012 7:53:13 PM PST · by massmike · 31 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A North Carolina community college has been accused of violating the First Amendment rights of students after they told a club they could not use the word “Christmas” to promote a Christmas tree sale. “It’s ridiculous that anyone would have to think twice about using the word ‘Christmas’ as part of a Christmas tree sale,” said Matt Sharp, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF sent a letter to officials at Western Piedmont Community College urging them to either reconsider their decision to censor the word “Christmas” – or else face a possible lawsuit. College officials did not return multiple...
  • Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? (blasts own show, 2 1/2 Men, as filth)

    11/27/2012 7:49:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    tv yahoo ^ | 11-27-12 | Bunting
    Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? Yahoo! TV By Sarah D. Bunting | Yahoo! TV – 9 hours ago Following a recent high-profile rant by "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones that called the show "filth" and told viewers not to watch it, it's unclear what's next for the 19-year-old -- or for the show itself. Jones, who plays Jake Harper on the sitcom, also said he "doesn't want to be on" it anymore. But it seems neither the young actor nor his reps has contacted anyone on the production about quitting the show formally,...
  • Susan Rice: 1st Black Female President? (Yeah, she's serious!)

    11/27/2012 7:46:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Root ^ | November 27, 2012 | Keli Goff
    It seems that the U.N. ambassador, having endured GOP attacks, could have what it takes to lead America. What a difference some Thanksgiving turkey and time off can make. Apparently the downtime worked wonders on the moods of certain members of Congress, namely Sen. John McCain. Just weeks ago the man said of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, "I will do everything in my power to block her from being the United States Secretary of State," in response to her comments regarding the attack in Benghazi, Libya. By Sunday, McCain had this to say: "Sure, she can give everyone the...
  • Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

    11/27/2012 7:35:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    President Obama met with Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Tuesday; looks like the sit-down amounted to pretty much what you’d expect: In his first meeting in the Oval Office with Peña Nieto, which comes on the heels of the election in Mexico, Obama said he would be “sharing” ideas with his Mexican counterpart. Peña Nieto signaled that he would be in support of such a plan.“We fully support your proposal,” Peña Nieto said, speaking through a translator. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.”Obama, who was joined in the Oval Office...
  • Glenn Beck Dunks Obama Bobblehead in Pi$$… Calls It Art

    11/27/2012 7:29:30 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 137 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 9:09 PM | Jim Hoft
    Surely, progressives will celebrate the artistic genius in this exhibit. Or, will they cry out that their savior has been defiled?
  • Time running out on debt ceiling (Tick-Tock run out that clock)

    11/27/2012 7:17:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | By Jennifer Liberto and Jeanne Sahadi
    Congress must raise the debt ceiling before the end of February, and possibly sooner. If it doesn't, the United States risks defaulting on its payments to creditors. That's the key takeaway from a new report released Tuesday by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The group, an independent think tank, analyzed patterns in the Treasury Department's monthly cash flow and obligations to assess just how much time it has to continue paying the country's bills in full and on time if lawmakers don't raise the legal borrowing limit. The debt ceiling is currently set at $16.394 trillion. By the end of last...
  • For Economic Growth: Full Steam Ahead!

    11/27/2012 7:14:21 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 27, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the 1760s, the British fought a world war, partially to defend her American colonies from French encroachment. When they tried to unfairly raise taxes to pay for that war, American colonists objected, so the British solved the problem in a way that suited the times: They merely mandated that virtually all American commerce must move through London. Everything had to be exported to London and imported from London… so that the king would be sure to get his cut. The colonists objected, and started a war of independence over it, because the king had them chained; this coastal nation...
  • The Left Continues to Revise America’s History

    11/27/2012 7:07:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    One of the many unfortunate effects of Barack Obama’s re-election is that it will empower the radical left to continue revising America’s history. The fastest way to undermine a country is to undermine its history, and the best place to begin is in the nation’s classrooms where pliable young minds are easily influenced. This is precisely what the left has been doing for decades, and with evident success. The left has made great strides in undermining the family, taking over the public square, and dominating education at all levels. But some of its most effective work has been in revising...
  • Breakaway Democrats Favor Coalition With G.O.P. in State Senate

    11/27/2012 7:06:35 PM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    November 27, 2012 Top Breakaway Democrat Pushes G.O.P. Coalition in State Senate By THOMAS KAPLAN Jeffrey D. Klein has been taking calls from labor leaders and rank-and-file state senators. He ate pasta with the Senate majority leader, Dean G. Skelos, a Republican from Long Island. And he sat down, he said, to “clear the air” with the minority leader, John L. Sampson, a Brooklyn Democrat. For three weeks, Senator Klein has been at once a sought-after and resented man in Albany. When the State Legislature reconvenes in January, he could hold the Senate’s fate in his hands: he leads a...
  • Someone Always Has to Pay...Genesis 4 pt 4

    But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.(Genesis 4:5-8)Cain offered...
  • Libtalker Calls For Beheading Of Conservatives

    11/27/2012 7:02:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/27/12 | radioequalizer
    Mike Malloy 26 Nov 2012: ...these Tea Bag bastards who by the way, I just wish they would all just go away - or, like in Passover, I just wish there was an angel of the Lord that would pass over - instead of killing the first born in all the households of Egypt just wipe out all the Tea Baggers. Just, you know, the terrible swift sword, just [Mike makes exaggerated "swishing" sounds] - lob their heads off!
  • Bugarach: the French village destined to survive the Mayan apocalypse

    11/27/2012 7:01:29 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 November 2012 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Bugarach, with its two narrow streets, 176 residents, little agriculture, scores of wild orchids and virtually no pollution, was barely heard of a few years ago. Now, it's arguably the most famous village in France, known variously as "the village at the end of the world", the "chosen village", or as CNN put it, "the doomsday destination". According to a prophecy/internet rumour, which no one has ever quite got to the bottom of, an ancient Mayan calendar has predicted the end of the world will happen on the night of 21 December 2012, and only one place on earth will...
  • Cain Strikes Again- Genesis 4 pt 5

    11/27/2012 6:58:59 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 01-10-11 | Bill Randles
    In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.( I John 2:10-12)Cain and Abel were brothers. Both of them were strict Monotheistic worshippers also. But that is where the similarity ended. Abel...
  • Syrian leader sends message to Venezuela’s Chávez

    11/27/2012 6:58:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 27 2012 8:42 PM EST
    A senior Syrian diplomat visited Venezuela on Tuesday bringing a private message to President Hugo Chávez from his ally Syrian leader Bashar Assad. … Venezuelan officials have previously acknowledged that the state oil company has sent three shipments of diesel fuel to aid Syria. Asked if Syria plans to request more fuel from Venezuela, the diplomat didn’t respond, saying through an interpreter: “Relations between Venezuela and Syria are very advanced, and we’re showing our thanks… for the support offered economically and politically.” …
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-28-12

    11/27/2012 6:55:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 28, 2012 Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Rv 15:1-4 I, John, saw in heaven another sign, great and awe-inspiring:seven angels with the seven last plagues,for through them God's fury is accomplished. Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire.On the sea of glass were standing thosewho had won the victory over the beastand its image and the number that signified its name.They were holding God's harps,and they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God,and the song of the Lamb: "Great and wonderful are your works,Lord God almighty.Just...
  • Video: Senators Kyl and Hutchison introduce GOP version of DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 6:51:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller. It speaks volumes of the politics of this that two of the three senators who are sponsoring it are retiring next month and the other, McCain, just won reelection two years ago and will be 80 when he decides whether to run again. No one here, in other words, is worried about a primary.The key difference between DREAM and ACHIEVE is citizenship, but in the end it’s not much of a difference: The DREAM Act offers applicants temporary residency for a six-year period after completing two years of college or two years in the military. Within...