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  • Video: Egyptian women protest Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    12/01/2012 9:18:53 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 1, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    streets of Cairo have remained flooded with protestors ever since Mohamed Morsi issued decrees that temporarily maki him a dictator or as some say, a pharaoh. Morsi pledged to end his decrees as soon as Egypt votes on the constitution drafted by his Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist allies, but that has not slowed down opposition. CNN reports this morning that women flooded into Tahrir Square to protest both Morsi and his Islamist allies, and pledge to remain until Morsi cancels the plebiscite on his draft constitution and his decrees Expect Morsi to approve the plebiscite today, though, because by...
  • Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decision

    12/01/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama faces mounting pressure on a decision he had put off during his re-election campaign: whether to approve the $7 billion proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada. ........................Estimates for how many jobs the pipeline would create range from a few thousand up to 20,000 or more. At 36 inches in diameter, the pipeline will have an initial capacity of 700,000 barrels a day. That's significant, because demand for oil and gas pipelines is expected to surge over the next four years, according to a November report by The Freedonia Group, a market research firm....
  • Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then self

    12/01/2012 8:54:51 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 106 replies
    Helmet2Helmet ^ | December 1, 2012 | Zack Kelberman
    Just horrific news out of Kansas City this morning. According to multiple reports, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, and then drove to the teams facility and killed himself. The team confirmed the incident in a statement. We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation. The 25-year-old Belcher, who started 10 games this season, reportedly fired the first gunshots around 8 a.m., and then drove to the facility a short time later. Making matters worse, Belcher and his girlfriend had a baby less than...
  • US-Based Trans-Pacific Failure by President

    12/01/2012 8:53:50 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies
    LATIMES ^ | 12/01/2012 | La time Reporter
    President Barack Obama attended the November summit to sell a US-based Trans-Pacific Partnership excluding China. He didn't. The American led-partnership became a party to which no-one came. It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world's population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States. Instead, the Association of Southeast...
  • Doctors look to Congress as Medicare fee decrease looms

    12/01/2012 8:53:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 28 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ana Radelat
    Washington -- Unless Congress acts soon, the New Year will bring plenty of misery for Connecticut's doctors. On Dec. 31, a temporary measure known as the "doc fix" will expire, resulting in a 30 percent decrease in fees to all doctors who treat patients through Medicare, the government-run health program for the elderly, and active and retired members of the military who are covered under the government's TRICARE program. "This would basically result in a collapse of our ability to provide care," said John Foley, a cardiologist in Norwich and president of the Connecticut State Medical Society. Foley said that...
  • Obama & Hank Johnson Want to Eliminate the First Amendment!

    12/01/2012 8:41:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-1-2012 | MOTUS
    I understand that crazy old Uncle Hank Johnson is at it again. No, he hasnt predicted that Manhattan will fall into the ocean or anything like that. That was Guam, and it was a long time ago.This time he just thinks we need to pass a constitutional amendment that places limits on freedom of speech.Constitutional amendment!?! When an Executive Order would suffice? Isnt that a bit of overkill? Dont be concerned though,for now hes only talking about corporate speech: We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations, Because corporations...
  • North Korea Says Its Archaeologists Discovered A 'Unicorn Lair'

    12/01/2012 8:32:07 AM PST · by teflon9 · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eyder Peralta
    It's not the first time we've heard fantastical news from North Korea's state news agency. And if you thought the "peculiar natural wonders" would be buried along with the Dear Leader, my were you mistaken. Today, the Korean Central News Agency said that archaeologists from the History Institute of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "reconfirmed" the "lair of a unicorn" that was ridden by King Tongmyong. Via the Japan-based Korean News Agency, which distributes KCNA news, here's a bit more of the breaking development: "The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang...
  • Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on lockdown after 2 shootings, (by KC Chiefs Player) reports say

    12/01/2012 8:09:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning after local reports of two shootings at the stadium.
  • Breaking News - Murder/Suicide involving unnamed Kansas City Chief football player

    12/01/2012 8:06:12 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    There has been a report of a murder-suicide involving the Kansas City Chiefs. Various reports indicate a player shot and killed his girlfriend this morning about 8am local time, then drove to the Arrowhead stadium facility and committed suicide. No details regarding the player's identity has been ascertained.
  • Latest on Bradley Manning

    12/01/2012 8:01:39 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 1st, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    The latest cause-celeb of the American-hating liberals, Pfc. Bradley Mannings defense team is making a half-baked effort on a plea deal on lesser charges. In the deal Pfc. Manning will admit guilt for providing classified materials to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning is responsible for the largest leak of classified material in American History. Why The effort to plea to a minor charge is an attempt to dissuade prosecutors from perusing more serious charges against the alleged leaker. To help Manning avoid serving time, the defense team will most likely argue, that since he was mistreated during pre-trial lockup he...
  • Dog stays by missing boys side

    12/01/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/12 | Claudine Zap
    The spirit of Lassie is alive and well in a dog named Ashapoo. The trusty canine was always at the side of his owner's two-year-old grandson, Peyton. And that was a good thing when Peyton's grandfather turned his back for a minute as he was planning to take the boy on a trip on the family land in Clover, South Carolina, to find a Christmas tree. When he turned around, the energetic kid was gone. But so was Ashapoo. By the time Peyton's parents showed up to join the hunt for their missing son on the 300 acres of woods,...
  • More than 100 rifles stolen from Atlanta train car

    12/01/2012 7:50:50 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/12 | JEFF MARTIN
    <p>Federal authorities were hunting Friday for more than 100 rifles stolen from a boxcar parked in an Atlanta train yard.</p>
  • CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER TO ENTER RACE FOR JESSE JACKSON JR.'S SEAT

    12/01/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by grimalkin · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/2012 | REBEL PUNDIT
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds, who resigned in disgrace from the Illinois 2nd Congressional District after being convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, wants his old seat back. Reynolds announced at a press conference on Wednesday that he would join the avalanche of Democrat candidates jumping in line for a chance at picking up the coveted 2nd district seat, now vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in the upcoming special election.
  • 6 dead, 11 wounded across city overnight

    12/01/2012 7:27:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2012 | Peter Nickeas
    Four people were shot and killed Friday night and Saturday morning, and a fifth person who may have been dead for days or weeks was found with gunshot wounds. In addition to the shootings, a man was stabbed to death on the Southwest Side about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. At least 11 others were wounded by gunfire in shootings from the Uptown neighborhood on the north to the Chatham neighborhood on the south, police said.
  • Atheists Need Their Own Christmas

    12/01/2012 7:23:12 AM PST · by Raebie · 44 replies
    Thought Catalogue ^ | November 29, 2012 | Brad Pike
    Long have atheists cried foul when plastic baby Jesus was placed in front of a courthouse, when public schools cultishly indoctrinated their children with choir songs about silent nights involving baby Jesus, when animated holiday specials suddenly transitioned into stories about the adorable baby Jesus and how three kings gave him expensive jewelry, and he turned milk to chocolate milk and started talking at 6 months instead of the usual 12 to 14 and tested well in placement evaluations, etc., and so forth. Atheists deserve a holiday free from problematic religious associations (or as atheists call it, Insidious Mind Poison),...
  • Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    12/01/2012 7:18:01 AM PST · by Doogle · 13 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/01/12 | AP via FOX
  • Obama's Re-Election Mandate: Guess Whose Money He's Targeting Next?

    12/01/2012 7:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Many Americans didn't bother to vote in the past presidential election, some out of apathy or a belief that the election would hardly affect them. They are in for a rude awakening now that Obama has won re-election. His Santa Claus false promises are unsustainable, so there are going to be few winners and a lot of losers as he redistributes wealth. Obama ran on a platform of making the rich pay their fair share of taxes, but raising taxes on the wealthy will only fund the federal government for eight days a year. In order to even partially keep...
  • CBS Radio Building Hit By Gunfire

    12/01/2012 7:10:28 AM PST · by SF Geo · 25 replies
    cbs dfw .com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ryan Crowe, Andrea Lucai & L.P. Phillips
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit. The bullets went through the outside panes of glass on two floors of the 12-story CBS Radio building off Central Expressway at Fitzhugh Avenue. One of the windows hit belongs to KRLD promotions director Matt Stacks, who was startled by the sound about 3:15 Friday afternoon. Stacks initially thought a bird hit the 5th floor window. I just heard a loud boom. I turned around and looked at my window and noticed it started splintering...
  • Google Android Crushing Apple iPhone In U.S.

    12/01/2012 7:08:48 AM PST · by shove_it · 73 replies
    IBD ^ | 30 Nov 2012 | Patrick Seitz
    Apple's (AAPL) iPhone gets more media attention, but smartphones running Google's (GOOG) Android operating system are beating it in the marketplace. Android was the top U.S. smartphone platform in the third quarter, with a three-month average market share of 53.6%, up 1.4 percentage points from Q2, research firm ComScore reported Friday. Apple's iPhone platform added 0.9 percentage point to 34.3% smartphone market share in Q3. Research In Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry, Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows and Symbian all lost share...
  • Legislators, aides and FBI take threats seriously

    12/01/2012 7:05:18 AM PST · by SF Geo · 5 replies
    www.thedaily.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daniel Libit
    The number of FBI investigations into threats against members of Congress spiked in the wake of former Rep. Gabby Giffords shooting, according to documents obtained by The Daily. In the nine months following Jared Lee Loughners murderous rampage, the FBI opened up at least 38 cases based on threats against specific members of Congress, as well as a handful of generic threats against unnamed members. This was a notable increase from the previous year, when the bureau opened 26 cases over a 12-month span, according to FBI documents. A 2010 analysis by Politico found that investigations into threats against members...
  • Republicans Should Give Obama and the Democrats Everything They Want

    12/01/2012 7:04:44 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 65 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Rob Binsrick
    Congressional Republicans seem to be tying themselves up in knots in their negotiations with Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats regarding ways to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff is of course the dramatic drop in economic and job growth that is supposedly going to occur if the country faces a combination of tax rate increases and government spending cuts. Whether anyone believes the fiscal cliff will actually occur is a moot point. What the Republicans should do at this point is give Obama and the Democrats everything they want in any fiscal cliff deal. That is right...
  • Judge Abel Upshur's pamphlets on Nullification

    12/01/2012 6:59:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center has a great article which highlights the necessary road back to Liberty. Many Americans are understandably frustrated with Obama's re-election, but dissolving the union in order to defy Obama is not only a bad choice, it's an unnecessary one. We haven't exhausted all of our options yet. The sad thing is, that due to the state of progressive education in our country, Americans aren't taught about their constitutional powers. This is actually by design, considering that progressives view the government school system as a vehicle for change. In 1833, Judge Abel P. Upshur wrote a series...
  • Opposing Susan Rice Sexist? What About Opposing John Kerry?

    12/01/2012 6:56:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Liberal Washington Post editorial page commentator Ruth Marcus sees sexism in the Republican opposition to naming the current U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, as Hillary Clintons replacement as Secretary of State. Marcus trots out a well-worn story from the 1970s. She relates the formidable Alice Rivlins recollections as first Director of the Congressional Budget Office. Over my dead body will we have a woman in that job was the reaction of the House Budget Committee Chairman. (Chairman, Ooh! Bad!) That was Dr. Rivlins testimony. Dr. Rivlin sailed through confirmation to chair the CBO and is widely respected on...
  • Why Asian Americans Voted So Overwhelmingly For Obama

    12/01/2012 6:50:41 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-1-2012 | Menzie Chinn
    Why Asian Americans Voted So Overwhelmingly For Obama Menzie Chinn, EconbrowserDec. 1, 2012, 7:18 AMMenzie Chinn is a professor at Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs Noahpinion asks: [W]hy did Asian-Americans break so strongly for Obama? I provide my (slightly different) answer. As Noahpinion observes, given Asian Americans higher than average income, the Romney-esque argument that the group is one of takers not makers cannot be correct (of course, there is little empirical content to this particular thesis, anyway). 2012 was not an isolated event, by the way. I am not a political scientist, and so am not...
  • New Egyptian Constitution Fails To Protect Freedom Of Expression, Religion: HRW

    12/01/2012 6:46:17 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    RTT News ^ | 11/30/2012 8:09 AM ET | Staff Writer
    The final draft of a constitution approved on November 29 by Egypt's 100-member constituent assembly protects some rights but undermines others, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The constitution, approved in the midst of a political standoff between the president and the judiciary, provides for basic protections against arbitrary detention and torture and for some economic rights but fails to end military trials of civilians or to protect freedom of expression and religion, the New York-based human rights watchdog said in a new release on Friday. The constitution drafting process has been extremely contentious, and a number of assembly members...
  • Dayton's transportation group urges higher gas tax, tab fees

    12/01/2012 6:45:49 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-1-12 | Martiga Lohn
    Gov. Mark Dayton's own transportation advisory panel called Friday for a higher state gas tax and other fees and taxes to raise at least $50 billion more for roads and transit over the coming two decades. The Transportation Finance Advisory Committee's recommendations aim to improve the state's roads and expand transit, including new light rail lines, as a boost to the state's economy. Dayton created the group in January, saying a deteriorating transportation system was hurting economic growth. Dayton spokesman Katharine Tinucci said the governor has yet to review the recommendations. The report comes as the Democratic governor is preparing...
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romneys two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republics Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obamas resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • 40 Years Ago This Month: Apollo 17

    12/01/2012 6:40:27 AM PST · by chimera · 43 replies
    various (NASA, Wiki, et al.) | 12/1/2012 | chimera
    The final flight of any manned space project is special, and on that score the Apollo 17 mission, which began 40 years ago this month, did not disappoint. The final lunar landing mission was a fitting capstone to what was arguably the greatest technological achievement of human history, a tour de force of scientific discovery and engineering virtuosity that has never been duplicated. In this sense, it could reasonably be concluded that NASA saved the best for last. The flight of Apollo 17 was not planned to be the final lunar landing mission. The original Apollo program schedule included missions...
  • Dancing Chihuahua

    12/01/2012 6:39:51 AM PST · by navysealdad · 16 replies
    My chihuahua Sloopy, after our thanksgiving meal started dancing for the plate of turkey on the counter! He kept dancing so I put on some Miami Sound Machine and let him get busy
  • The Crisis of American Self-Government

    12/01/2012 6:30:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | SOHRAB AHMARI
    'We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency." Few have thought as hard, or as much, about how democracies can preserve individual liberty and national virtue as the eminent political scientist Harvey Mansfield. When it comes to assessing the state of the American experiment in self-government today, his diagnosis is grim, and he has never been one to mince words. Mr. Mansfield sat...
  • 20 Observations About Human Nature That Liberals Would Probably Disagree With

    12/01/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Working hard, being self-reliant and taking responsibility for your own life are good for you and will make you much happier than having too much leisure time, being overly dependent and giving others responsibility for your life. 2) The more a behavior is rewarded with attention, fame, sympathy or money, the more of it we'll see. We recognize this almost instinctively when it comes to good behaviors, but we also tend to almost habitually block it out when it comes to behaviors we don't want to encourage. 3) There's nothing shameful about being poor -- but, if you stay...
  • US Army cutting civilian jobs in Europe

    12/01/2012 6:18:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | Associated Press
    The Pentagon is in the process of eliminating two heavy armored brigades based in Germany. That will leave two U.S. Army combat brigades permanently stationed in Europe, one in Germany and one in Italy.
  • EPA tells judge it will impose stricter water pollution standards on Florida

    12/01/2012 6:15:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 1, 2012 | Craig Pittman
    ........Late Friday night, the EPA said in a news release that it had approved the state rules for part of the state's waterways, but would still impose the federal rules for the rest. According to David Guest of Earthjustice, that means the state rules cover only 15 percent while the new federal rules cover 85 percent about 100,000 miles of waterways. State DEP officials said they were disappointed the EPA would impose federal rules on any part of the state and vowed to "work with them to craft solutions" to put the state in charge of all pollution rules....
  • Merry Christmas: This Tax Increase is for You, America

    12/01/2012 6:14:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Ransom
    Lets cut right to the end of the story: Ordinary people have already tumbled off the precipice. There will be no dramatic rescue at the height of the tension, with crashing, ominous music turning to a sunshine ditty, a government handout straining to reach you, to save you from tumbling over the lip of the cliff. Instead the government is going to intentionally bump into you, making it look like an accident, head turned away, mumbling an apology, much like a pick-pocket does in a crowd, with the object to lift your wallet. So, yes; however much they deny it,...
  • Good Actors in Horribly Miscast Roles

    12/01/2012 6:09:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 205 replies
    Self | December 1, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Even good actors sometimes get horribly miscast in the wrong roles. The case most often cited is this first one in which John Wayne played an odd role for him...a Mongol warrior. John Wayne: Miscast as Genghis Khan in "The Conqueror," the Duke had to utter lines like: "My blood says, take this Tartar woman." Susan Hayward: Co-starring as the tartar woman love interest in "The Conqueror." Yeah, an Irish chick from Brooklyn as a Tartar woman on the Asian steppes. The closest thing about Hayward to a tartar is that she had a tart tongue. Chuck Connors: Tall, blond,...
  • We Are Living in a 2% World

    12/01/2012 6:01:14 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    Minyanville ^ | Nov 30, 2012 3:07 pm | Professor Pinch
    No matter what we do, no matter how often we do it, above trend GDP growth isn't happening. Over the past few days we got the latest gross domestic product figures for the third quarter and we saw that GDP grew at a 2.7% seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). The first estimate came out in October and had growth pegged at 2% SAAR. This clip from the Bureau of Economic Analysis' press release tells us why: The "second" estimate of the third-quarter percent change in GDP is 0.7 percentage point, or $21.9 billion, more than the advance estimate issued last...
  • Obama toilet paper leads to Pompano firefighter's termination (FL)

    12/01/2012 5:59:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 41 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tonya Alanez
    Placing toilet paper imprinted with President Barack Obama's face in a fire station has led to a firefighter's termination and he had until 5 p.m. Friday to turn in his badge. It was Clint Pierce's third instance of posting political paraphernalia on city property and a violation of a direct order to cease and desist from such behavior, according to city records. "It was clearly a case of insubordination," city spokeswoman Sandra King said Friday. "He had a similar situation of posting political messages on city property and he was given a free pass at that time and told to...
  • Is it now time to go Galt?

    12/01/2012 5:52:49 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 62 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/1/12 | Judson Phillips
    Going Galt has a nice ring to it. Most people do not know what going Galt really means. Like so many expressions we have today, it can mean any number of things. How about a going Galt strategy that will generate results? What does going Galt mean and how would the strategy work? Going Galt is generally meant that those of us who are producers in society simply refuse to produce any more. Without producers, the economy will collapse. After all, without the producers, who is going to make what the takers want? Going Galt is actually something the left...
  • "Liberty, Equality, Homosexuality?"

    12/01/2012 5:48:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    TFP ^ | 11/28/2012 | Luiz Srgio Solimeo
    The French Revolution of 1789 was based on the ideological philosophy of the Enlightenment summarized in the famous trilogy, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. By imposing full equality on society, the advocates of this philosophy sought to bring about complete freedom and an idyllic brotherhood among men. The Guillotines Fraternity As is well known, the immediate effects of that equality were the execution of King Louis XVI, his sister Princess Elizabeth and Queen Marie Antoinette; thousands of nobles were guillotined; clergy were persecuted and massacred or had to go underground. The peasants of the Vendee who rose up in defense of altar...
  • Teacher plays pro-gay marriage song for 8th grade class

    12/01/2012 5:38:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    SOUTH LYONS, MI, November 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) A Michigan performing arts teacher is defending her decision to play a song promoting same-sex marriage to her eighth grade class. (Susan Johnson says she was teaching tolerance.) Susan Johnson played the hip-hop song Same Love by Macklemore to students at Centennial Middle School in South Lyon, in the Detroit area. The right wing conservatives think its a decision, and you can be cured with some treatment and religion, its lyrics state. A certificate on paper aint gonna change everything, but its a damn good place to start. In a refrain, a...
  • The ObamaCare fiscal cliff (You Want To Go Forward, You Put It In D.)

    12/01/2012 5:36:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/12 | John Hayward
    The ObamaCare fiscal cliffBy: John Hayward 11/30/2012 02:34 PM While were busy listening to President Obama demand a $1.6 trillion tax increase on some people as the price for disarming part of a $1.2 trillion tax bomb aimed at other people, lets not forget that hes already detonated a $1.058 trillion tax warhead on all of us: ObamaCare. As the House Ways and Means Committee noted last summer, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding ObamaCare, it contains 21 distinct tax increases, a dozen of which target Americans earning less than $200,000 per year for singles or $250,000...
  • Update to prayer needed for trussell

    12/01/2012 5:22:08 AM PST · by trussell · 41 replies
    My heart and head | 12/01/2012 | trussell
    As suggested, since so many freepers have been praying, I am sharing this in the open forum. So many freepers have been praying for mefor my back issues and my work issues. I finally have an update. I had my surgery on November 14th. I had a job interview on the 7th of November and my surgery for my back one week later. I was hired for the job but with all the background checks etcit was going to be the 3rd of December before the position could start. I have had home health nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists...
  • Stirrings of Secession

    12/01/2012 5:21:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 89 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/29/2012 | Pat Buchanan
    "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..." So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line. Four score and five years...
  • Egyptians fear long Muslim Brotherhood rule, warn Morsi is no friend of US

    12/01/2012 5:20:20 AM PST · by John W · 26 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Richard Engel
    Protesters are shouting on bullhorns again in Cairo's Tahrir Square, outraged that an extremist interpretation of Islam is being forced down their throats by a president who critics say is acting every part the tyrant. The era of the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have arrived. President Obama has hailed the Brotherhood's President Mohammed Morsi as a pragmatist who helped end the Gaza crisis. Egyptians here think the Brotherhood has conned Washington, just like it conned them.
  • I Was Scammed by a Homeless Person... and Other Stories

    12/01/2012 5:13:46 AM PST · by LoveUSA · 125 replies
    Personal Experience | LoveUSA
    Just yesterday I was leaving the food store with my 83 year old mother in my car when we encountered an old woman holding a piece of cardboard that said "homeless" (quotes were included). This old woman made eye contact with me and her scraggly gray hair, her worn clothing, and her pathetic help me expression really stirred up my sympathy. When I stopped at the stop sign near where the begging woman was standing I said to my mother, "Let's give her some something, it's Christmas". We came up with a five dollar bill and my mother waved it...
  • Madison Avenue's Moral Madness

    12/01/2012 5:06:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Angus T. Jones told the truth. In a religious video posted on YouTube, the former child actor who's the "half" man of the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" shocked the celebrity press by saying "I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth." Calling this show "filth" is like calling your Christmas tree an evergreen. Yet about 14 million Americans still love filling their head with this filthy show, and they don't want to be told what they're doing. It doesn't surprise, then, that the pundits have turned on...
  • Teenage Werewolves

    12/01/2012 4:57:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Back in the 1950s, "Little Joe Cartwright" starred in a movie called "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." That's right, after seeing a full moon, Michael Landon ran around a public high school foaming at the mouth and pretty much out of control. Since there was little difference between his behavior and that of the normal students, he got away with it for two semesters. As I watched the film, I remember thinking that it was going to be tough for Landon to get into college with that on his resume. But then the 1960s happened, so that was that. This...
  • My Plan to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

    12/01/2012 4:57:43 AM PST · by deaconjim · 13 replies
    My View of The World ^ | December 1, 2012 | James P. Willis
    President Obama just sent Mrs. Geithner's little boy Timmy out to insult the GOP with his LSD inspired plan to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff', so I thought I would offer up my own plan since the Republicans don't seem to feel the need. My plan consists of two parts, one for raising taxes, and the other for entitlement reform. 1. Taxes The President is bound and determined to "raise taxes on the rich", despite the fact that doing so will a. not do anything to address the deficit problem, and b. hurt the economy thus reducing tax revenue coming...
  • Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread

    12/01/2012 4:55:42 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Michiganvotes.org ^ | 12/01/12 | Cripplecreek
    November 30, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report Senate Bill 1360, Extend deadline on school employee pension reform choices: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate To extend from October 26, 2012 to January 9, 2013, the deadline for public school employees to choose whether to contribute more toward the cost of their defined benefit pensions or else accept a slightly less generous benefit calculation formula, as required by a recently-passed pension reform law. Senate Bill 909, Create Detroit regional mass transit authority: Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate To create a new Detroit area regional transportation authority covering Macomb,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/1/12)[Prayer]

    12/01/2012 4:52:45 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/1/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures The LORD God (YHVH Elohim, The Sovereign LORD(NIV) הָאֵל לָנוּ, אֵל לְמוֹשָׁעוֹת: וְלֵיהוִה אֲדֹנָי–לַמָּוֶת, תֹּצָאוֹת Psalm 68:20, God is unto us a God of deliverances; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues of death.